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AIPAC Policy Conference 'Connected for Good,' March 24-26

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community, and will be held this year March 24-26 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 15, 2019 

Senate passes anti-BDS measure

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover to states that target the boycott Israel movement. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R...

 

Visit Israel with Temple Israel

Join your friends from Temple Israel on their first congregational trip to the land of our ancestors in 10 years. The trip, which takes place from June 16-26, 2019, is open to the whole Central...

 

MAGAL Purim carnival getting bigger and better

The Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning, a Collaborative Religious School by Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom, presents its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    February 15, 2019 

Iraq war veteran, grandson of Holocaust survivors Elan Carr tapped as anti-Semitism envoy

(JNS)-After a 21-month-long vacancy awaiting the appointment of the U.S. State Department's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the Trump administration has picked Iraq War veteran and...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 15, 2019 

How anti-Israel bias in a Boston suburb's public schools is a case study of emerging nationwide trend

(JNS)—Over the past decade, the Boston suburb of Newton has been beset by controversy over how the conflict in the Middle East is being taught in its public schools. The concern over anti-Israel bias in the school system began in 2011, when a...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 15, 2019 

How should Jewish leaders confront challenge of BDS groups within their communities?

(JNS)-The decision last week by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council to pass a resolution declaring that any member organization supporting the BDS movement could be expelled from the...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    February 15, 2019 

J Street U, SJP launch new campaign targeting pro-Israel community

(JNS)—The University of Vermont chapters of J Street U and Students for Justice in Palestine launched a simultaneous attack on the pro-Israel community at the school last week. On Friday, the two groups released corresponding letters blasting the...

 

Jewish, Christian and Muslim students plant trees for peace

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in, “Trees for Peace,” a multifaith tree planti...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 15, 2019 

Orthodox rabbis compare abortion to murder-and Orthodox women are angry about it

NEW YORK (JTA)—When New York State liberalized its abortion law last week, the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention unsurprisingly released statements slamming the action. And they were joined by two large Orthodox Jewish religious...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 15, 2019 

5 Jewish takeaways from State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump linked his actions on Iran to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, pivoting during his State of the Union address from his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal to a declaration that anti-Semitism must...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

‘Schindler’s List’ waffle fries taken off Aussie restaurant’s menu By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A restaurant in Australia removed “Schindler’s List” waffle fries from its menu following a complaint by a Jewish customer. The manager of The...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging announces 8 over 80 honorees for 2019

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2019, 8 over 80 Gala to be...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 8, 2019

Israeli company's claim for cancer cure may be too good to be true

JERUSALEM (JTA)-A team of scientists at a biotech company in Israel claimed that they will have a cure for cancer-all cancer-within a year. Sadly, their claims were shot down by fellow scientists. In...

 
 By Paul Lefton    News    February 8, 2019

Federation and JCC combine forces

By Paul Lefton In order to better serve the Central Florida Jewish community, The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The Roth Family Jewish Community Center have formed the JFed Alliance, the...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    February 8, 2019

First Jewish Super Bowl MVP

(JTA)-Wide receiver Julian Edelman was named Most Valuable Player as the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. The Patriots' Jewish owner, Robert Kraft, also...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando offers a robust curriculum focusing on the whole child

Jewish Academy of Orlando marked the mid-way point of the academic year with strong academics, whole-child enrichment, teacher development, community partnerships, arts and new equipment in its...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    February 8, 2019

Orlando Ballet to perform at Pearls of the Pavilion luncheon

The Jewish Pavilion's annual Pearls of the Pavilion Luncheon, on Feb. 22, will be a gracious affair, with a catered gourmet meal accompanied by a private performance by Orlando Ballet II dancers. The...

 

A night of Comedy in Cocoa

The Jewish Federation of Brevard is hosting a Comedy Night at the Space Coast Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The event features stand-up comedian Keith Barany, who presents comedy...

 

Applicants sought for Israel educator workshop

The Center for Israel Education and Emory's Institute for the Study of Modern Israel will hold the 18th annual CIE/ISMI Educator Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel from June 23 to 27 in Atlanta....

 
 By Brian Blum    News    February 8, 2019

Could an immunotherapy treatment from Israel cure cancer?

(ISRAEL21c)-Ten years ago, Dr. Michael Har-Noy, founder and CEO of a Jerusalem-based startup developing an immunotherapy treatment that could potentially cure cancer, lamented that the fight against...

 
 By Yori Yalon    News    February 8, 2019

Birthright Israel sees record participation in 2018

By Yori Yalon (Israel Hayom via JNS)—Birthright Israel reached a new milestone in 2018, with a record 48,000 participants from around abroad and 8,300 Israelis. Birthright Israel, also known as Taglit in Hebrew, brings Jewish youths from around the...

 

Israelis aiding search at Brazilian mine disaster are met with praise and criticism

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)-Less than one month after Benjamin Netanyahu gained pop star status across Brazil for blending in with the locals during the very first visit of a sitting Isra...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 8, 2019

2 political power players join forces to take on Netanyahu in Israel's upcoming elections

JERUSALEM (JTA)-There's a new political power in team in Israel, and it hopes to defeat longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections. Benny Gantz, a former head of the Israeli...

 

Cong. Sinai's magical fashion show a successful fund raiser

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood recently hosted their 10th annual fashion show and luncheon at Gabby's Banquet & Events in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from Orlando and Central...

 

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