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Articles from the November 21, 2014 edition

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Learning to pursue justice and making a difference

JTEN (Jewish Teen Education Network) had its first communitywide Day of Jewish Learning for all Jewish teens in the area on Sunday, Nov. 9. Over 70 teens attended the program held at the Jewish... Full story


Sol Schick receives George Wolly Leadership award

Back in 1967, when Sol Schick was a mere 27 years old and just starting his insurance business, he met Hy Lake who challenged him to start giving back to the community. "The more you give, the more... Full story


G.A. from a local perspective

There is nothing like a General Assembly of the Jewish Federations for running into long-time friends and colleagues, for unexpected and exciting encounters, and for making new and promising connections. For Rhonda Forest, Loren London, Rabbi... Full story


14K expected to experience Israel

Taglit-Birthright Israel is currently opening its winter season and preparing for 2015. During the next few months, Taglit-Birthright Israel will bring more than 14,000 young Jews between the ages of 18-26 from around the world to visit Israel as... Full story


At G.A., Jewish federations see future in more collaboration

OXON HILL, Md. (JTA)-There was the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 21, 2014

Symbol of Jerusalem's progress, light rail becomes terror target

JERUSALEM (JTA)-It's 3 p.m. on a Thursday and the Jerusalem light rail is packed with secular and religious, Jew and Arab, as it heads east from the city's Central Bus Station. From there it passes... Full story


Local women immerse themselves in mikveh education through Chabad

Chanshy Majesky was overcome with great sadness following the Hebrew month of Adar (March) that even the joyous effects of Purim could not lift. Two of her colleagues from the Chabad community, Rashi... Full story


A time to honor Jewish Pavilion volunteers

Eat, drink and be merry... Members of the Jewish Pavilion are invited to attend "JP Connections," a luncheon slated for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Hilton, Altamonte Springs. At the luncheon... Full story


Music of Courage to remember 'Never Again'

On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Holocaust Center presented their annual Kristallnacht commemoration, this year titled Music of Courage. Nearly 150 people attended and were enchanted by two illustrious... Full story


Can the political left tackle anti-Semitism?

While I’ve never been a big fan of celebrity interventions in politics, I will concede that, on occasion, a big-screen actor or a rock star will achieve the kind of impact that mere mortals can only dream about. Case in point: Maureen Lipman, a... Full story


P.A. cartoon echoes Nazi newspaper's themes

A leering, hook-nosed Jew, beginning to disrobe, prepares to pounce upon a helpless non-Jewish woman who cowers in fear on the ground before him. This disturbing image, so common in anti-Semitic propaganda in past centuries, this week made an appeara... Full story


We are in the headlines again

Every day there are violent demonstrations on the borders of several Arab neighborhoods. “Violence” means stones, fireworks, and firebombs thrown at the ranks of Border Police, who respond with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and real bul... Full story


Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship

The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administration present a unique opportunity. Now is the... Full story


Speaking out against the brutal terrorist attacks in Israel

B’nai B’rith International and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are outraged by the continued terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers, and condemn the deafening silence from the international... Full story


Voyeurism is a form of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (JTA)—With all the conversations surrounding the allegations against my congregation’s former rabbi, Barry Freundel, no one is saying what desperately needs to be said—that voyeurism is sexual assault and that eliminating sexual... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, November 21 - Friday, November 28

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500.... Full story


One last hurrah-with pizzaz

Laurence Morrell wasn't looking for fame or shiny trophies. He signed up for the Golden Age Games in Sanford for "one last hurrah," as he put it, after a 12-year hiatus, and he got more than he... Full story


At Thanksgiving time, making a leap to feed the needy

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, a 90-year-old Jewish man named Arnold Abbott is stirring the pot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., about hunger and homelessness in America. Or is... Full story


Engagement Announcement - Stephenie Layne Pollock and Daniel Charles Poris

Dr. Ray Pollock of Melbourne, Fla., and Valerie Pollock of Orlando, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Stephenie Layne Pollock to Daniel Charles Poris, son of John... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 21, 2014

Jewish Pavilion Friends visits residential home turned assisted living facility

Last October, members of the Jewish Pavilion's Friends Board were introduced to Sutton Homes by marketing director Jennifer Trotter at their monthly meeting. The board was intrigued by the concept of... Full story


Scene Around

If I told you once... I told you a million times... I write this column well in advance of the publication date, so although Veterans Day is past when you read this, it has not yet occurred when I... Full story


Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed celebrates 45 years

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., the largest law firm in Central Florida according to the Orlando Business Journal, is pleased to announce that it is celebrating 45 years in... Full story


JetBlue Airways and EL AL Israel Airlines sign codeshare agreement

EL AL Israel Airlines and JetBlue Airways signed a codeshare agreement, providing travelers to Israel with expanded options and easier connections. Travelers living in 38 cities in the U.S. can now... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando Book Fair

The Jewish Academy of Orlando's annual Book Fair took place the week of Nov. 10. This annual event is sponsored by HUM (Horim U'Morim, the Jewish Academy's Parent/Teacher organization). The Jewish... Full story


People can turn from a life of hate

As part of the Holocaust Center's ongoing observance of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, on Thursday, Nov. 6, the Center hosted a reception and education forum titled... Full story


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