Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

News

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 7484



A new direction for the Rosen JCC in Southwest Orlando

A Town Square is defined as an open public space found in the heart of a traditional town, used for community gatherings. In its new direction, the Rosen JCC is adopting a form of the town square...

 

Jewish Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Toojays

The next event for the Jewish Chamber of Commerce is a breakfast at Toojays on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 8 a.m. Participants will order off the menu. An RSVP is not necessary. The Jewish Chamber of...

 

Play Virtual Bridge from the comfort of your home or office

Join the COS Men's Club online Bridge group, which meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome - no age limit, no experience needed and no other forms of discrimination, only a desire to have a...

 

CJC invites community to Chanukah menorah lighting

On Sunday, Nov. 28, Celebration Jewish Congregation will welcome the beginning of Chanukah with the lighting of the community menorah located in Market Street Park near the fountain. For those new to Celebration, it’s at the intersection of...

 

The dollar's crashing sends waves throughout Israel

Two seemingly parallel and completely unrelated things happened this week with an astonishing response. Running a nonprofit, the end of the year is an opportunity to tie up loose ends and be sure...

 

US abstention on anti-Israel UNRWA vote marks 'dangerous backslide' in policy at UN

(JNS) — The United States voted last week to abstain on a resolution concerning the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, the U.N.’s agency that handles Palestinian refugees — part of several resolutions put forth in...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    November 26, 2021 

As part of infrastructure bill, Jewish nonprofits get boost to reduce energy consumption, increase building efficiency

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden held an outdoor ceremony at the White House on Monday to sign the hard-won Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the infrastructure bill, joined by legislators and politicians from all over the...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 26, 2021 

Danny Fenster, Jewish journalist jailed in Myanmar, is released days after being handed prison sentence

(JTA) — Danny Fenster, a Jewish American journalist who has been imprisoned in Myanmar since May and was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday, has been released just days later, according to reports. Former New Mexico governor and former...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 26, 2021 

Kanye West calls for a 'Christian kibbutz' movement

(JTA) — Kanye West’s trips to Israel clearly left a mark on the rap superstar. In a wide ranging podcast interview released Friday, West — who recently changed his legal name to Ye — said he thinks Christians should form kibbutz communities,...

 

After fraternity's replica Torah was destroyed, GWU Jewish students plan rally against antisemitism

(JTA) — A rally is set to take place at George Washington University Monday after a fraternity on campus said a small replica Torah used in its initiation process was damaged during a vandalism spree. The president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, a...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    November 26, 2021 

John Cleese cancels Cambridge University appearance over debate sparked by a Hitler impersonation

(JTA) - An impression of Adolf Hitler at Cambridge University has touched off a fight over the limits of free speech and has drawn Monty Python comedian John Cleese into the fray.  The impersonation...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish? By Emily Burack (JTA) — The men’s World Cup soccer qualifier games are underway, and the U.S. team has a shot at making the tournament that will take place next fall in Qatar....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 26, 2021 

In speech to Jewish group, NY Gov. Kathy Hochul calls out Democrats who are 'questioning our commitment to Israel'

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In what was billed as her first speech to a Jewish audience as New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul vowed to fight hate crimes and criticized fellow Democrats over their positions on Israel. The speech, delivered vir...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    November 26, 2021 

For Israeli startups, '7 trillion' reasons to develop climate solutions

(JNS) — The current Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is taking the issue of climate change more seriously than ever before. Israel has brought a delegation of 140 members to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention...

 

Let it rain chocolates for Chanukah!

Join in the fun with Chabad of Altamonte Springs as they celebrate Chanukah with a festival and gelt drop, and honor the Seminole County Fire Department for their service. The event will be held on...

 

Little Radical Theatrics at the Rosen Event Center

Little Radical Theatrics is originally based in Yonkers, N.Y. and now based in Orlando. They are known for their all-ages community theater productions. Little Radicals are partnering with the Rosen...

 

The J wants your latke recipes!

The Roth Family JCC is having Latke-palooza! Send in your best latke recipes. Its “Cooking with Avivit” blog wants to hear about your Chanukah treats. They will be sharing recipes all December long. Submit recipes to farag@orl...

 

Dutch Reform rabbi who said 'totalitarian' policies remind her of Nazi Germany resigns

(JTA) - A prominent rabbi in the Netherlands compared her country's COVID-19 safety measures to the policies of Nazi Germany, drawing harsh rebuke from Jewish groups. Tamarah Benima, an outspoken...

 

ZOA condemns Biden administration for refusing to oppose 'Arab Right of Return'

Zionist Organization of America President Morton A. Klein released the following statement: ZOA strongly condemns President Biden, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield, and U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the UN Richard Mills for...

 

How to make someone's day better

During the pandemic the leadership at the Jewish Pavilion has been amazed by the positive response of the community toward helping seniors in long-term care. Cards have arrived from all over the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Polish soccer referee sends antisemitic rant to group fighting anti-Semitism By Cnaan Liphshiz KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) — Jewish groups in Poland complained after a professional soccer referee ridiculed the work of a group trying to root out...

 

Why the global supply chain is broken and how to fix it

(ISRAEL21c) - Eytan Buchman calls it a "shipstorm." Speaking from the Israeli headquarters of Freightos, the CMO is referring to the confluence of events behind a global supply-chain crisis. The...

 

Ultra-Orthodox protest Women's Western Wall service

(JTA) - Women of the Wall's monthly prayer service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was disrupted yet again by more than 100 Orthodox protesters, a day after former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

 

Denouncing antisemitism a priority at in-person IAC summit

(JNS) — After a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli-American Council is looking forward to holding an in-person summit this December. IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet said it was more important than ever for people to show their...

 

Mystery solved

(Israel21c via JNS) — A team of Israeli experts has solved the mystery of which proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus are responsible for causing the severe vascular damage seen in coronavirus patients. The novel coronavirus is made up of 29 proteins....

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 11/27/2021 05:42