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He met Bob Dylan at camp, they stayed friends for 50 years

(JTA)-Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from...

 

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Anti-Semitism in the halls of power... From "Inmotion" magazine (Simon Wiesenthal Center): "With religious, racial and ethnic hatred seeping into the halls of the United States Congress, the Center...

 

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First... let me wish all my readers SHANAH TOVAH! "During Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the creation of the world. And commit to repairing and perfecting it together. In the New Year, we'll work...

 

R.J. Palacio tells us why her new book is a Holocaust story

If your kids are of a certain age, they’ve probably read “Wonder,” the best-selling book about Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences who, after being homeschooled his whole life, begins attending a school in fifth grade. It’s on...

 

Business Update: Rainbow Health Consulting is changing the conversation around LGBTQ+ health"

Rainbow Health Consulting, Florida’s leading expert in LGBTQ+ healthcare education, provides diversity and inclusion education for healthcare providers around issues of LGBTQ+ health, a topic only touched upon by most healthcare providers. “Our...

 

Saluting one of the last living heroes of Israel's fight for independence

(JNS)-Nothing really prepares you for the Smoky smile and the twinkle in an eye undimmed by nearly a century on earth. And when Harold "Smoky" Simon grins at you, it's hard to remember that, at 99,...

 

From the Orlando Senior Help Desk: A father with cancer

Overwhelmed by the ever-changing condition of his aging father, Michael called the Orlando Senior Help Desk looking for assistance. Dad had been under treatment for cancer for the last one-and-a-half years and his condition was deteriorating quickly...

 

Experience the Tabernacle in the Wilderness

After the success of last year's tour of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Fellowship Church will once again, present a replica of the Tabernacle that was built while the children of Israel were in...

 

Here are 6 new children's books for the Jewish New Year

(JTA)-A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel are among the highlights in the...

 

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"I'm going to cut right to the chase"... (Directly from the Simon Wiesenthal Center): "The crisis of burgeoning anti-Semitism in Europe is raising questions about how long the vibrant Jewish...

 

When a fast day becomes a feast day

A miracle took place in Jerusalem last month. On the surface, that’s not so extraordinary. Perhaps more than anyplace else, Jerusalem is the capital of miracles, in both biblical and modern times. Last month, Jews worldwide observed what’s known...

 

Meringue-topped apple pie bars: An innovative Rosh Hashanah dessert

Looking for an innovative way to incorporate apples into your Rosh Hashanah menu? Look no further than these meringue-topped apple pie bars. With layers of buttery pastry, cinnamon-scented apples and...

 

This Apple Cake recipe is a perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah if you're gluten-free

(JTA via The Nosher)-In recent years, it seems that more and more of my family members and friends have developed food allergies and food intolerances. This can make it difficult to determine what to...

 

New Dershowitz memoir is a must-read for Israel advocates

(JNS)-World-renowned author, criminal lawyer, Harvard law professor and civil rights defender Alan Dershowitz sets the tone for his support of Israel in the introduction to his new memoir, succinctly...

 

The real story behind 'The Spy,' Sacha Baron Cohen's new Netflix series

(JTA)-For "Borat," his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his boorish and sometimes bigoted opinions. I...

 

A heartfelt thank you

For you Heritage Florida Jewish News readers who have been following my heart saga that began some 16 months ago, I wanted to give an update. As you might recall, I am the one who had a heart attack while playing chess, and ended up having quintuple...

 

Pursuing our community's dreams in the year to come

Shalom, I wish you a sweet New Year 5780 on behalf of the JFed Alliance, a collaborative partnership between The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando and the Jewish Federation of...

 

The new year is a time to stand up and be counted

An alarming story was recently in the news about a Palm Beach County parent who wrote her child's principal asking if the Holocaust was being taught at the high school. She was stunned by his...

 

Positive education for a positive New Year

This year, Jewish Academy of Orlando has embarked on a new initiative that focuses on Positive Education, an approach to education that draws on positive psychology's emphasis on individual strengths...

 

JFS Orlando offers everyone a path to a sweet year

As the new executive director serving Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando it is with great joy that I offer l'shana tova tikateyvu to our Central Florida community. A new year, a potentially...

 

'May we be the Head and not the Tail'

The IAC Family thanks the Orlando community for your friendship and support of our events and programs for the Jewish community. Thanks to you, we can continue to lead, engage and build community for...

 

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Three cheers for Israel... Actually, Israel has earned more than three cheers, especially with all the breakthroughs in cancer research and Alzheimers... and so much more that Israel has achieved!...

 

Here's to 5780 and an opportunity for a new lease on life!

The Jewish New Year will soon be here and we will wave "goodbye" to 5779 and welcome in 5780. For many of us, there will be plenty of reasons to close out the year and eagerly anticipate 5780...

 

A time of re-dedication to 'do better'

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are almost here. All across our community the High Holiday momentum is building, with treasured family recipes pulled from bookshelves and thought given to building new...

 

2019-2020 High Holiday Greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

Sylvia Stein has celebrated the high holidays for the past 80 years at synagogue. After services, she joined her adult children and grandchildren for a traditional meal. When Sylvia fell this year...

 

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