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 By Philissa Cramer    News    December 2, 2022 

Double bombing in Jerusalem - 1 dead, 22 injured

(JTA) - Two bombs rocked bus stops at crowded entrances to Jerusalem early Wednesday morning, killing a teenager and sending about 20 people to the hospital, some in serious condition. The fatality...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Republican Jewish Coalition conference kicked off the 2024 primary

LAS VEGAS (JTA) - For Republican Jews looking for an alternative to Donald Trump in 2024's presidential race, Ted Cruz presented a tantalizing choice on Saturday - at least for a few minutes. "When I...

 

Shalom Orlando: We must speak out!

Keith Dvorchik sent via email a statement from Shalom Orlando on the recent Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs in which five people were murdered and 25 wounded. The statement went out to all members of the Federation, but it needs to be shared on...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    December 2, 2022 

Birthright Israel scales back again

(JTA) – Birthright Israel is drastically cutting back on the number of free trips it plans to offer to Jewish young adults, scaling back its operations by up to a third, the organization announced Monday. The cuts come amid what the organization...

 

Don't allow antisemitism to be normalized - adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism

The following article was submitted to and was published in the Orlando Sentinel on behalf of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Orlando. The JCRC, a standing committee of Shalom Orlando, is the leading advocate for the Greater...

 

Need a break from the hectic holiday season?

The Rosen JCC Saturday Night Out can help relieve the stress. Members and nonmembers of the Rosen JCC can sign up for Saturday Night Out on Dec. 10 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Adults can drop their kids for a night of games, arts and crafts, reading and...

 

US Birthright participants 160 percent more likely to marry Jews

(JNS) — U.S. Jews who participated in Birthright trips to Israel are more highly identified and engaged in communal life than their peers who did not, according to an analysis of the Pew Research Center’s 2020 survey of American Jews conducted...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Addressing Jewish Republicans, Kevin McCarthy promises to yank Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

LAS VEGAS (JTA) — Kevin McCarthy, the likely next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said he would remove Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in part because of her criticism of Israel. He also...

 

Resolution recognizing contributions of Israeli-Americans

(JNS) — Bipartisan members of the Senate’s Black-Jewish Caucus on Thursday introduced a historic resolution recognizing the contributions of the Israeli-American community in the U.S. The measure, which was introduced by Sens. Jacky Rosen...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Welcome to the new Twitter

(JTA) — Elon Musk bantered with Kanye West and trolled the Anti-Defamation League this weekend, in the latest of mounting signs that he is choosing to let the platform become a free for all after acquiring it last month. West, the rapper and...

 
 By Louis Keene    News    December 2, 2022 

We watched the movie Kyrie Irving shared so you don't have to

When NBA players union president CJ McCollum criticized Kyrie Irving for linking to an antisemitic movie on Twitter last month, he seemed to confirm what many had already guessed. "I don't think he un...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    December 2, 2022 

A Jewish group's tip led to arrest of suspects who wanted to 'shoot up a synagogue'

(New York Jewish Week) — A tip from a Jewish security organization helped lead to the arrest of two suspects Saturday in connection with online threats to attack a New York City synagogue.  The Community Security Initiative, a group created by...

 

Look for the Jewish Pavilion's logo on Lynx buses

The Jewish Pavilion was selected amongst hundreds of entrees to be one of the eight charities to have their logo on the newest Lynx Bus. The theme of the Oct. 31 event at LYNX Central Station...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    December 2, 2022 

Thousands of Chabad rabbis convene in New York

(JTA) — It was unseasonably cold on Sunday morning when thousands of rabbis crowded on risers in front of Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn to snap a photograph. The group photo is a signature moment during any gathering of the Orthodox...

 
 By Penny Schwartz    News    December 2, 2022 

Brandeis U reeling after bus accident leaves 1 student dead, dozens injured; Jewish students hold vigils

WALTHAM, Massachusetts (JTA) — The days before Thanksgiving break were supposed to be packed at Brandeis University’s Hillel: There was a talk on Sunday about sexuality in Judaism, a ceremony for students who participated in a study program and...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US imposes sanctions on Tehran’s IRIB media group (JNS) — The U.S. Treasury Department has placed sanctions on a state-run Iranian media corporation for forcing confessions from Iranians detained by the Islamic Republic. The department is sancti...

 

StandWithUs opens office in South Africa

(JNS) - StandWithUs, an international organization that educates about Israel and combats antisemitism, has officially opened national operations in the country whose history forms the foundation...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 25, 2022

Can a Tree of Life memorial 'end antisemitism in our lifetime'?

(JTA) – The foundation overseeing the rebuilding plans for the site of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh has selected its first director, and her aims are nothing less than the total...

 

Pelosi and Hoyer step down

(JNS) — Two of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would not seek positions in leadership during the next Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 82, the first woman speaker of the House in...

 

Cruz blasts call for FBI investigation

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted the White House Tuesday for authorizing the FBI to investigate the shooting death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a clash of Israeli soldiers with Palestinian terrorists in Jenin in May. “Joe Biden...

 

Lori Slutsky, volunteer extraordinaire

The Jewish Pavilion will be honoring Lori Slutsky at their annual luncheon on Dec. 1 at the Hilton Altamonte Sprigs at 11 a.m. The $35 luncheon includes a holiday shopping bazaar. To register visit...

 

Congratulations to RAISE Employee of the Month - Noah

Noah is a valued employee at Dick and Dottie's Cafe and and Congregation Ohev Shalom. At Dick and Dottie's Noah has learned how to be a barista making a variety of latte, cappuccino, and espresso...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    News    November 25, 2022

Former VP Mike Pence: Israel's fight is our fight

(JNS) — “We stand with Israel because her cause is our cause,” former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, addressing Tuesday night’s Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York gala in Manhattan. “Her values are our values. Her fight...

 

In shift, Orthodox Union endorses Respect for Marriage Act, federal bill to protect same-sex marriage

(JTA) — The Orthodox Union has endorsed federal legislation that would enshrine the right to same-sex marriage, marking a reversal of its previous positions. When more than 100 Jewish groups endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act this summer, the...

 

US 'deeply concerned' by surge in violence

(JNS) — The Biden administration on Tuesday called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take steps to calm tensions in Judea and Samaria, just hours after a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in a stabbing and car-ramming rampage i...

 

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