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6,000 Christian pilgrims celebrate Sukkot with Israel

(JNS)-A whopping 7,000 faces and hundreds of flags of every color painted Israel's capital on Thursday, parading through the streets in the 2018 Jerusalem March. The diverse participants, decked out...

 

'Irene Sendler: Rescuing the rescuer' to be shared at Kristallnacht Commemoration

The Holocaust Center will share the story of Irena Sendler at the annual Kristallnacht commemoration, Nov. 4. Sendler's story will be told by actor and playwright Libby Skala, whose one-woman show...

 

Putting a 'human face' on the IDF

Untold Stories of IDF Soldiers Tour is coming to the United States Oct. 14 - 28, and will be in Orlando Oct. 24 and 25. The Tour, sponsored by StandWithUs, has six teams of reservists who will travel...

 

Unique partnership benefits students

Rabbi Yisrael and Tamar Abisror, Yehudi educators, have joined the Central Florida Hillel staff at The University of Central Florida. In an unprecedented demonstration of Jewish unity, these two...

 

RAISE continues to raise the bar for inclusion

Since its beginning in 2014, RAISE has grown in many ways. Still keeping the number of employees at seven-RAISE has been able to fine tune the program that greatly benefits not only those who are...

 

North and South Chabad bring the last Jewish gangster to Orlando

Chabad will present “History of Jews in the Mob: An evening with Myron Sugerman” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Nate’s Shul, 1701 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood, and Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Chabad South Orlando, 7347 W Sand Lake Road,...

 

Sign up for Temple Israel Sisterhood's annual trip to Festival and Glick's Kosher Market

On Sunday, Nov. 4, Temple Israel Sisterhood, together with friends and community members, will head south to Pompano Beach for a day of adventure and camaraderie. There will be bagels, snacks and...

 
 By Oren Peleg    News    October 12, 2018 

UCLA students speak out against upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine conference

(JNS)-Tens of thousands of students returned to the Westwood campus of University of California, Los Angeles, on Sept. 27 for the first day of classes. However, third-year student Justin Feldman, 20,...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    October 12, 2018 

Report highlights anti-Semitic tactics used by SJP members amid BDS debate at GW

(JNS)—Pro-Israel students at George Washington University have faced a number of challenges from both the BDS movement and anti-Israel groups in recent years. In 2017, the school successfully defeated a BDS resolution; however, last April a new...

 

JDC responds to Indonesia tsunami, earthquake

Following the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday, Sept. 28, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing emergency medical services, critical supplies, and psychosocial support with...

 

Chanukah shopping made easy in the JCC lobby

Chanukah comes early this year-beginning on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2. Once again, Joanne Berman and Bernice Cleveland will have wonderful gifts available for the holiday on display in The Roth...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 12, 2018 

Polish town accused of turning Jewish cemetery into soccer field

(JTA)—A state-funded sports complex was built on a disused Jewish cemetery in southeastern Poland, several Jewish groups complained. The complex, comprising a basketball and soccer court, was inaugurated on Sept. 6 at a ribbon- cutting ceremony in...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    October 12, 2018 

Gift basket raffle benefits the Jewish Pavilion

Just about every Monday, residents of Savannah Court and Cove Assisted Living in Maitland enjoy an Ice Cream Social and play a group card game called "Lotto." It's a fun program of the Jewish Pavilion...

 

More time for recess at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

This year, Jewish Academy of Orlando extended recess for all grades to 45 minutes, which for some students is an increase of 125 percent from the 2017-18 school year. In addition to extended recess...

 

Temple Israel members wine and dine in the sukkah

Temple Israel members take a break from their wine and cheese party on Wednesday, Sept. 26, to show off their "Pink Shabbat" T-shirts in the sukkah. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in...

 

Learning from each other through Jewish Pavilion intergenerational program

The Jewish Pavilion organizes intergenerational programs throughout the year. Middle school and high school students can be found sitting with senior residents discussing various topics that have...

 

IAC expands to four new regions ahead of conference

HOLLYWOOD, FL.—The Israeli-American Council announced the opening of four new regional offices throughout the country: Orlando, Florida; Austin, Texas; Orange County, California, and IAC Midwest (based in Columbus, Ohio). Through its 20 chapters...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

American Jewish University in Los Angeles halts undergraduate admissions (JTA)—The American Jewish University in Los Angeles is stopping its undergraduate admissions and phasing out its undergraduate curriculum. The university, which has about 70...

 
 By Yossi Lempkowicz    News    October 12, 2018 

European Parliament to vote on freezing aid to PA

(EJP via JNS)—The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee will vote on whether to freeze more than 15 million euros ($17 million) in aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it removes incitement to violence against Israel in its school...

 

At UN, Netanyahu reveals hidden Iranian nuclear site, secret Lebanon missiles

(JNS)-In his address at the U.N. General Assembly's 73rd session on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visual in hand, revealed a hidden Iranian nuclear facility and secret...

 

SupermanHPV plans to 'smash cancer'

On Sunday, Oct. 7, at Flemings Steakhouse in Winter Park, there will be a "Smashed Cancer" whiskey, wine and beer event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a precursor to "Smash Cancer," which is a...

 

Holocaust Center to offer scholarships for March of the Living

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida is pleased to announce that it is working with March of the Living, Southern Region USA to award annual scholarships to students from...

 

Stroll down memory lane with COS Seniors

The COS Senior's are hosting its opening event on Sunday, Oct. 7, starting at 2 p.m. sharp. Featured are the dynamic duo of J.T. & Jen who will perform a tribute to the age of the Golden Oldies,...

 

Florida gubernatorial candidate linked to Dream Defenders, whose founder has ties to Palestinian terror group

(JNS)—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate running for governor of Florida, has associated with the radical left-wing group Dream Defenders, whose founder, Phillip Agnew, has ties to Ahmad Abuznaid, a supporter of the...

 

34 Senate Democrats urge Trump to restore aid to the Palestinians

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Two-thirds of Democrats in the Senate and a third of the entire body signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reinstate assistance to the Palestinians, saying the cuts risk exacerbating tensions in the region....

 

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