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 By Marcy Oster    News    September 13, 2019 

Jewish groups provide emergency help to the Bahamas in wake of Dorian

(JTA)-The Israel-based humanitarian group IsraAID, B'nai B'rith International and Chabad are among those pitching in to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian's devastation, which has...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    September 13, 2019 

In remembering 1929 Hebron massacre, top Israeli leaders visit... and make history

(JNS)-"We are not strangers in Hebron, and we will stay here forever!" were the climactic remarks made on Wednesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official state ceremony at...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 13, 2019 

Jason Greenblatt steps down

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's top Middle East peace negotiator, is leaving the White House. Although the "ultimate" deal he helped craft has yet to be fully announced,...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 13, 2019 

Missiles fired from Lebanon strike Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Anti-aircraft missiles were fired from Lebanon at an Israeli military base and at military vehicles. “There are a number of confirmed hits,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Sunday afternoon.  It later...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando launches inaugural Transitional Kindergarten

Jewish Academy of Orlando has launched a new academic program to serve the community. The school welcomed students to its new Transitional Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. TK is a grade that...

 

Premier comedian headlines Men's Night Out

The third annual Men's Night Out, to be held Nov. 7 at Congregation Ohev Shalom, features not only great steak and a top-shelf cocktail hour, the comedic entertainment is top notch. The Orlando...

 

Update

In the article “Israeli puppeteer to teach at UCF this fall,” Sept. 6 issue, it states that the Israel Institute is bringing Israeli theater director, puppeteer and performer Ayelet Golan, to the University of Central Florida for a teaching...

 

JFGO's annual meeting awards

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held its annual meeting on Aug. 25. Three awards were presented and the new board members were announced. Federation CEO Keith Dvorchik and board member Ryan...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    September 13, 2019 

Ahead of Sept. 17 elections, Ayelet Shaked lays out right-wing vision for Israel

(JNS)-While many Israelis might already feel fatigued by the upcoming elections on Sept. 17, former justice minister Ayelet Shaked, who heads the newly formed right-wing Yamina Party, is both making...

 

Jewish and pro-Israel groups, leaders react to news of Greenblatt resignation

(JNS)—Jewish and pro-Israel community leaders and groups reacted to the White House announcement on Thursday that U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt plans to resign within the coming weeks. “Mr. Greenblatt has played a pivotal role...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 13, 2019 

Netanyahu says he will extend 'Jewish sovereignty

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will extend “Jewish sovereignty” over all communities in Judea and Samaria. He made the remarks Sunday to the new first graders on the first day of school at a national religious...

 
 By Ellen Hershkin    News    September 13, 2019 

Oasis of peace

To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 13, 2019 

Here's how New York City's new hate crimes chief plans to tackle rising anti-Semitism

(JTA)-Like other local officials, Deborah Lauter can't say exactly what's causing the recent spike in hate crimes against Jews in New York City. It could be, in her words, "the rhetoric that's coming...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 13, 2019 

The New York Times exposé

(JTA)—As of this writing, Israel has not bombed Iran’s nuclear program. But according to an exposé in The New York Times that dropped Wednesday, it could still happen. And nearly did. The 10,000-word story details how close Israel came to...

 

Upcoming Israeli elections-Part II

In case you missed it, Israel will be holding national elections on Sept. 17. Yes, this is the second time this year. Hopefully the outcome will not be a stalemate like last time. Please enjoy this series of articles offering insight to perspectives...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Far-right Alternative for Germany party makes large gains in two state elections By Toby Axelrod (JTA)—The head of Germany’s Jewish community is urging democratic political parties to clearly distance themselves from the right-populist...

 

Facing tensions on multiple fronts, is Israel on the verge of an all-out war?

(JNS)—The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory last week or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    September 6, 2019

Could Israel's religious parties surge in next round of elections?

(JNS)-As the Sept. 17 elections draw here, a flurry of activity among the various political parties continues to be a game-changer. Israel is holding a second round after the April 9 elections...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 6, 2019

Hadassah is back from the brink

WASHINGTON (JTA)-A decade after the Bernie Madoff debacle-one so serious that Hadassah officials refuse to even utter the Ponzi schemer's name-the women's Zionist organization is back. The finances...

 

Nominate a senior for KCOA 8 Over 80

Do you know of an active and passionate senior over 80 who volunteers countless hours and lends their leadership skills to help organizations in our community? Then please consider nominating them for Kinneret’s 10th Annual 8 over 80 Honorary...

 

Israeli puppeteer to teach at UCF this fall

The Israel Institute will bring Ayelet Golan, an Israeli theater director, puppeteer, and performer to the University of Central Florida for a teaching residency during the Fall 2019 semester. She...

 

Professor Kathleen Deagan to speak at St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society event

Dr. Kathleen Deagan, distinguished research curator of archaeology and adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History will be the guest speaker at the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society’s...

 

Tailgating with TEPs at reunion

More than 150 Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity alumni from the University of Florida met on Aug. 23 for a reunion at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland. The event was chaired by Richard Schwartz, with...

 

Jewish Genealogy meeting rescheduled

The Jewish Genealogical Society meeting that was planned for Tuesday, Sept. 3, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.—10 p.m. because of Hurricane Dorian. The meeting will still be held at The Roth Family JCC....

 

Resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions on docket for annual poli-sci conference

(JNS)-During the upcoming American Political Science Association's annual conference in Washington, D.C., a group of political theorists is expected to discuss a resolution to boycott Israeli...

 

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