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 By Jackson Richman    News    January 24, 2020 

In final debate before Iowa Caucus, Democratic candidates slam Trump's policy on Iran

(JNS)-In the seventh and final Democratic debate before the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 3, hosted on Tuesday by CNN and The Des Moines Register at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the six candidates on...

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day observance

On Jan. 27, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember the innocent six million Jews and millions of...

 

Candidate Dalia al-Aqidi wants to unseat Omar

A Republican Muslim candidate is looking to unseat Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar in the upcoming U.S. elections. Dalia al-Aqidi, an award-winning international journalist and Muslim refugee, announced he...

 

Honoring Penny Goldstein at the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show

When Penny Goldstein met Nancy Ludin at a Jewish Community Center fundraiser, she was new in Central Florida. Nancy offered her a warm invitation to meet other Jewish women through the Friends of the...

 

Justin Bachman's Living Loud: Can you hear it?

On Feb. 4, from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., speaker Justin Bachman will be presenting his program to the students enrolled in the Holocaust Center's UpStanders program. This evening presentation is an...

 

Join JFS Orlando for Coffee Connections

Looking to volunteer, partner, or just learn more about Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando? On Thursday, Jan. 30, from 8 a.m.—9 a.m. JFS Orlando will host its first Coffee Connections of 2020. The morning will include a tour of its support...

 

Coming up at The Roth Family JCC

The Princess Ball—Under the Sea The 11th annual Princess Ball for princesses and mermaids, ages 4 and up, with an adult, will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at the JCC. There will be dancing, activities, and dessert. Dress as your...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 24, 2020 

South Dakota governor signs executive order prohibiting Israel boycotts

(JTA)—South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order on Tuesday prohibiting state offices from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. South Dakota is the 28th state to have enacted an anti-Israel boycott executive order or...

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    January 24, 2020 

At the UN, Israel and Russia to jointly mark liberation of Auschwitz

Russian veterans and survivors of infamous Nazi concentration camp will attend a historic event at U.N. headquarters in New York (Israel Hayom via JNS)—In recent months, Israel and Russia have been forging a unique partnership at the United Nations...

 

The value of character education

Jewish Academy of Orlando launched Positive Education, a character education program across all grades. This program is introducing students, teachers and the JAO community to the language of...

 

Are you a Friend of the Jewish Pavilion?

Once a month on a Monday, a group of women get together to plan events, discuss success, improve processes, tell touching volunteer stories and share jokes and tears of laughter. This group is called the Friends of the Jewish Pavilion. This diverse...

 

StandWithUs leadership opportunities for teens

Do you know a high school student who wants to share a love of Israel with his or her community and gain valuable leadership experience at the same time? Tell them to apply for a position on the StandWithUs Teen Leadership Council. Visit...

 

Jewish National Fund Breakfast for Israel

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of David Ben-Gurion, will be the featured guest speaker at JNF’s Breakfast for Israel. The event will be held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs....

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    January 24, 2020 

Jason Greenblatt, Trump's former Middle East negotiator, isn't sure that Israelis and Palestinians are ready for peace

TEANECK, N.J. (JTA)-Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's former Middle East negotiator, made his first public speech since leaving the White House on Sunday night. Greenblatt, 52, who worked as...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 24, 2020 

NAACP suspends official

NEW YORK (JTA)-A local NAACP official in New Jersey has been suspended from his position for six months after giving a speech castigating Orthodox Jews in Jersey City and the largely Jewish city of...

 
 By Susan Bernstein    News    January 24, 2020 

Allie Casey is lifestyle coordinator extraordinaire

Walking through the corridors at Cascade Heights in Longwood, most visitors get the sense that there is an abundance of activities and a variety of programs in which to engage. This is, in part, due...

 

Pro-Israel students at conference gain knowledge, confidence in combating hate on campus

(JNS)-Pro-Israel students from 30 university campuses across the United States and Canada gathered last week in New York City for a three-day conference to learn about defending Israel effectively,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli intelligence helped US assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Israeli intelligence reportedly helped the United States assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. NBC News reported Friday that Israeli...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    January 24, 2020 

As Israel baseball team preps for Olympics, it's soon to get its own field of dreams

(JNS)-Israel might be known globally as a high-tech juggernaut, but the "Startup Nation" is on the verge of being a superpower in diamonds as well. No, not the kinds that shine, but the kinds you use...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    January 24, 2020 

Launch of Amazon's Hebrew storefront offers American expats a taste of home

(JTA)-Walk into an Israeli post office or one of the many local stores that have lately been serving as ad-hoc delivery centers and you'll be confronted by a jumble of boxes sealed with the telltale...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 24, 2020 

The Tell: Where the top 7 Democratic candidates stand on Iran

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The post-debate analysis this week focused largely on the ongoing spat between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. While we hope they can sort that out soon, the debate featured something else more relevant to JTA readers:...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 17, 2020

More than 25,000 march against anti-Semitism in New York City

NEW YORK (JTA)-An estimated 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and held a rally on Sunday to protest rising anti-Semitism in and around New York City. The rally comes following a spate o...

 

A must see: 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' now at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Running now through Feb. 9 at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is the one-woman play "Becoming Dr. Ruth" by Mark St. Germain. Catch it if you can because many performances are already sold out....

 

A constructive way to disagree

In partnership with the Pardes Institute of Judaic Studies, Temple Israel is offering a five-week course open to the entire community and led by Rabbi Joshua Neely called “Mahloket Matters: How to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 17, 2020

Hillel International chooses new CEO

WASHINGTON (JTA)-After a six-month search, the Jewish campus group Hillel International is sticking to the path hewn by its previous CEO in choosing a close associate as his successor. Hillel's board...

 

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