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Business Update: Small businesses supporting and empowering each other

Last year revealed that the 31.7 million small businesses in America can truly make a difference when they support and rally around other local businesses. By working together, small businesses kept...

 

Business Update: Find Your Fabulosity donates 65K lipsticks to domestic abuse victims

When Sheryl Kurland of Longwood, Fla., began traveling around the country doing interactive speaking engagements for college women on the topics of healthy relationships and sexuality, she was...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 14, 2021

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Sad and disturbing ... Our own wonderful KEITH DVORCHIK, head of our Federation and Roth Family JCC, posted the following on computer: "Being Jewish is so much more than individuality. It is a commun...

 

All dressed up and some place to go

The Jewish Pavilion 2021 fashion show attracted a sellout crowd this year and made more money than ever before. Chairwomen Marci Gaeser and Sharon Littman explained that women were looking for a fun...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    Features    May 7, 2021

Steven Spielberg launches foundation to fund Jewish-themed documentaries

(JTA) — Steven Spielberg has launched a film foundation called Jewish Story Partners to fund documentaries that “tell stories about a diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories, and cultures.” It’s funded by the Righteous Persons...

 

We have the power to change the world

This is a speech given by Hope Adelson at her bat mitzvah at the Congregation of Reform Judaism. At school, before we start our lesson, my class usually talks and jokes a bit. It's a way of getting...

 

Leave a Will to ensure a Jewish burial

A few days before Pesach, Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad North Orlando got a very disturbing phone call. A relatively young Jewish woman had passed away all alone with no known next of kin. The woman...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 7, 2021

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More super talents ... Sure, sure ... you knew MAURY POVICH was Jewish. (I didn't). I knew he was married to CONNIE CHUNG, and she converted to Judaism. What I didn't know, is they are both super...

 
 By Tamar Fox    Features    May 7, 2021

History of the Jews in Ireland

Jews have made their home in Ireland for centuries, and many have risen to be successful and prominent figures in politics, business, and theology. Ireland produced Chaim Herzog, the sixth president...

 

Irish Presbyterians called for rescue of Jewish refugees

Not everyone in Ireland supported the persecution of the Jews in Europe. The following archived Jewish Telegraphic News article, dated July 2, 1939, is a statement made by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: A strong resolutio...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    Features    May 7, 2021

Oscars 2021: Jewish nominees (nearly) strike out

(JTA) - It was an unusual Academy Awards in several ways. Forced to adapt to social distancing protocols, the ceremony was split into different venues but mostly took place in Los Angeles' Union Stati...

 
 By Howard Blas    Features    April 30, 2021

ESPN host/basketball star Rosalyn Gold-Onwude describes Israel's impact on her career

(JNS) - When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second trip-this time, as a staff member on...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    April 30, 2021

Jews in the Land of Disney: 'Last of the Jewish Rednecks' fills father's shoes in the orange industry

Part 2 of 2 Laurence Morrell's father passed away right after he graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. "I came back home immediately and had to take over the running of my father's business. My...

 

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"It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world"... Yes! That's the name of a movie I watched on television recently. It starred many, many, many, many (I got carried away) Jewish comedians. To name but a few,...

 

Free screening of award-winning film 'The Lost Key' with live panel discussion afterwards

“The Lost Key,” the first and only film ever to explore bedroom intimacy endorsed by leading rabbis worldwide, invites everyone seeking closeness amid our currently disconnected society to screen the film for free beginning on May 22, and then...

 

Pierce talks of love of Shabbat

(JTA) — In the middle of a racy viral Instagram video that preceded his firing from a broadcasting gig at ESPN, NBA legend Paul Pierce spent over a minute lauding the Jewish ritual of a sit-down Shabbat dinner. Pierce is not Jewish, but during the...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 30, 2021

This chef, born next to a matzah factory, is delivering meals to Holocaust survivors

(JTA) - Growing up, Passover was always a special time of year for David Teyf. It wasn't just about the holiday. It was also the stories his family would tell about the matzah factory they used to...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    Features    April 30, 2021

Is your name on this list? Your Jewish roots might be in Cairo, Baghdad or nearby

(JTA) — In the late 1800s, the Ottoman Empire was looking to conscript men into its army, including the several thousand young Jewish ones who were living in the city of Baghdad.  The Jewish community didn’t like the idea of the imperial forces...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 30, 2021

Inspired by the pandemic, Jewish musicians are rolling out a year's worth of spiritual 'healing songs'

(JTA) - It was only about a week into lockdown last spring when Elana Brody took out her keyboard piano for a jam session. It was late at night, so it made sense that the new melody that came to her t...

 
 By Tess Levy    Features    April 30, 2021

The unexpected history behind Jerusalem's street names

(Israel21C via JNS) - Jerusalem is a city of history. Much of that history can be found in the ancient structures of the Old City. However, there's an aspect of Jerusalem's history that is much more...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 23, 2021

Kids need camp this summer!

(JTA) — Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom. In April 2020, the Union for Reform Judaism announced that COVID would force a closure of its camps for the summer, affecting some 10,000 kids. In...

 

Jewish humor makes America happy

The Torah tells us that Sarah, the matriarch of the Jewish people, laughed when told she’d give birth in her old age. Since that moment, it seems, Jews have continued laughing — at themselves and their predicaments, at each other, even at...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    April 23, 2021

Jews in the Land of Disney: Laurence Morrell - self-proclaimed 'last of the Jewish rednecks'

Part 1 of 2 Laurence Morrell is very proud that he considers himself, "the last of the Jewish rednecks." He's proud because he's worked hard outside in the elements, in the fields of orange groves...

 

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More famous Jewish talents... If you're as old as me, you will remember actress Marion Levy. NO! YOU DON'T REMEMBER HER? How about if I use her entertainment name? Surely, you've heard of Paulette...

 

Before Helen Mirren plays Golda Meir, here are 7 other stars who have played Israeli prime ministers

(JTA) - A mere 43 years after her death, Golda Meir is ready for her close-up. Just a month after it was announced that the Israeli star Shira Haas would portray Meir in a TV series, The Hollywood...

 

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