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Applications open for fifth cohort of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

NEW YORK—Applications for the 2015-2016 Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are officially open. For the program’s fifth cohort, Masa Israel Journey will select 200 outstanding Jewish college graduates to teach English in Israel’s periphery and, for... Full story


Hadassah meeting

Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a general membership meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Parkview Pointe Clubhouse, 5650 Parkview Drive in Williamsburg, at 1 p.m. The children from the Orlando Torah Academy will sing Chanukah songs. Members,... Full story


Scene Around

I love... I love a lot of things... my spouse of course; our three sons; our grandchildren; all family; dear friends; the United States... and Brig. General Dr. DANNY GOLD. (Oy vay! Relax Irving, and... Full story


Clermont Chanukah party open to the community

The Jewish Friends Club of Kings Ridge is hosting a Clermont Chanukah Party that will be open to the entire community on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16-the first night of Chanukah. There will be a special... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando concert at Mead Gardens

On Sunday, Dec. 14, Mead Botanical Garden, located at1300 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park, will be the picturesque backdrop for the Jewish Academy of Orlando's Chanukah celebration, which will include... Full story


Lighting the festival lights in Celebration

Join Rabbi Cowin as he leads Celebration Jewish Congregation (CJC) in its observance of Chanukah—the Festival of Lights.  On Tuesday, Dec. 16, CJC will welcome the beginning of Chanukah with the lighting of the community menorah located in Market... Full story


After midnight, the (Jewish) stars come out

From Tevye the dairyman to Maroon 5's Adam Levine to "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel, Jews have always been at the forefront of the music scene. Burt Sugarman and Mark Goodman are no different. As on... Full story


Wellesley students fear rise in anti-Semitism

( students at Wellesley College, a Boston-area school for women, fear that anti-Semitism is growing on campus following what they call the school administration's lax response to the an... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 5, 2014

Despite 'incitement,' Abbas seen by Washington as bulwark

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Mahmoud Abbas whom Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused of incitement has said the Jewish state practices genocide and called the temporary closure of the T... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Canadian-Israeli woman fighting with Kurds reportedly captured by ISIS JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Canadian-Israeli Jewish woman who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State reportedly was taken captive by the jihadist group. The... Full story


Extreme views on Arabs don't inhibit Orthodox embrace of Rabbi Pruzansky

NEW YORK (JTA) – If Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck, N.J., had his way, Arab rioters and stone throwers would be shot with live ammunition. Arabs would be barred from the Temple Mount for six... Full story


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