Articles from the November 27, 2015 edition

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 By Ben Sales    News    November 27, 2015

French-Israelis, reeling from attacks, relieved to be out

TEL AVIV (JTA)-It was 2 a.m. when Illana Attali's friend's screams woke her. Her friend had just heard about the series of coordinated terror attacks on Paris-a wave of violence that would kill at... Full story


Kinneret Council on Aging announces its 2016 '8 over 80' honorees

The Kinneret Council on Aging has announced the honorees for their 2016 '8 over 80' event to be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. "We are once again thrilled with the support we have had from the... Full story


UCF takes action against vandalism

Last April, a mezzuzah on a door was destroyed and swastikas were discovered carved into the walls of an off-campus apartment complex where UCF students were living. On Nov. 15, anti-Semitic stickers were found on a newsstand by Tower Four on... Full story


American teen killed in Israel—Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American yeshiva student from Massachusetts, was among the three people killed in a Palestinian terror attack in Gush Etzion on Thursday, Nov. 19. Schwartz was riding in a van with five of his friends from... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 27, 2015

Intel changes, public awareness needed to prevent Paris-like attack in U.S.

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The series of terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 in Paris pose a couple of major challenges for the United States, Jewish officials and security experts said. The challenges... Full story


Why no Facebook filter in solidarity with Israeli victims?

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (JTA)-"Show your support for the people of Paris by temporarily updating your profile picture with this new template we created," read the Facebook-sponsored text promoted not 24... Full story


Jonathan Pollard free at last

(JTA)-Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, was freed from a federal prison in North Carolina. Pollard was released on parole early Friday after servin... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 27, 2015

Songstress, Penny D'Agostino, a Jewish Pavilion honoree

The Jewish Pavilion will host its Annual Volunteer Luncheon, JP Connections, at the Altamonte Hilton on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Altamonte Hilton at 11 a.m. The luncheon will honor volunteers Penny... Full story


Jewish perspective on sex, power and money

Congregation Beth Am in Longwood will host an informative meeting on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. to discuss "Sex, Money & Power: Jewish Perspectives on Creating Healthy Relationships"... Full story


Orlando Hadassah celebrates Chanukah

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents its annual Chanukah celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. The festivities feature the musical talents of “The Piano Lady” Carol Stein and Cantor Jackie Rawiszer, who wi... Full story


Rosen JCC hosts inaugural Mah Jongg tournament

The Rosen JCC, located at 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, will resonate with Cracks! and Bams! at its inaugural Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 13. It will feature a traditional format Mah Jongg tournament with four rounds of play, prizes, and a... Full story


Dancing in the Moonlight: song of the Paris attacks

One of the most memorable scenes in the 2010 film “Four Lions,” a dark British comedy about a group of the most incompetent jihadis imaginable, takes place as the aspiring martyrs climb into a van for the long nighttime drive down to London,... Full story


Daily attacks on civilians

Clearly in 2015, in Israel, there has been a noticeable increase in violent attacks on civilians by Muslims. In Israel, almost every day, there are reports of attempts to murder Israelis. On Oct. 3 two Israeli men were stabbed, in Jerusalem, and kil... Full story


Israel to me

In 1948 I was in high school. Okay, now you have a pretty good idea of how long I’ve been around. Point is—I was in a high school of 1500 kids, of whom about 12 were Jews. When the State of Israel declared its independence, let’s just say there... Full story


France knows: this is war

“This is an act of war,” French President François Hollande proclaimed after convening his security cabinet on Saturday. Hollande said the Islamic State terror group was responsible for Friday night’s appalling series of terrorist attacks, in... Full story


Terror is terror

(JTA)—The international outrage over the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris is absolutely on target. But the absence of an outcry over the weeks of attacks against Jews in Israel—stabbings, shootings and car rammings are among the most common... Full story


Anti-Semitism on campus: We can be the teachers

Dear Editor: My name is Rachel Huss, and I grew up in a Jewish community. Having gone to a Jewish school and having been surrounded by Jews my entire life, I never experienced any form of anti-Semitism firsthand. My name is Tamara Zishuk and I grew... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom Friday Night Service

Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg will lead a Shabbat service on Saturday morning, Nov.28 at 7 p.m. A light Kiddush will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg, with the entrance on... Full story


The Muslim extremist who stopped hating Israel

British born Muslim Kasim Hafeez made the remarkable journey from an adherent of Islamic extremist ideology to a proud Zionist, and finally, to Room 116 of the University of Central Florida's College... Full story



Barbara H. Elkes, PhD, age 64, passed away at her residence in Lake Mary on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Born in Lakewood, New Jersey, on May 9, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elona Friedman Halpren. Barbara graduated from Lakewood... Full story


Obituary - ANNE GOBEY

Anne Gobey, age 100 1/2, passed away on Nov. 16, 2015, at Vitas Hospice in Maitland. Born May 11, 1915, in New York City, Anne married David Shouel and had two children. After David’s sudden death at age 47, Anne moved to West Palm Beach, Fla.,... Full story


Bat Mitzvah - Hayden Tager Lehr

Hayden Tager Lehr, daughter of John and Katie Lehr of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Hayden is in the seventh grade... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - David Elan Soll

David Elan Soll, son of Stacey and Michael Soll of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. David is in the... Full story


Hadassah of Williamsburg

Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a general membership meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. at Parkview Pointe Clubhouse, 5650 Parkview Pointe Drive, Orlando. The children of the Orlando Torah Academy will entertain with a delightful Chanukah... Full story


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