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 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2019 

Netanyahu wins narrow victory

(JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel's prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With mo...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    April 19, 2019 

Beresheet space craft crashes on the moon

The Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft Beresheet-Hebrew for Genesis-is on the moon, but not in the way that was hoped. Beresheet snapped its first "selfie," with the help of NASA, as it was landing, 22 kilome...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2019 

Airbnb will cancel ban on West Bank

(JTA)—In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website. The policy change came after two federal court settlements Monday between the vacation rental company and two groups of...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

JFS rededicates Wolly Center

On Sunday, March 31, JFS Orlando hosted A Brunch for Madeline. This was a special event held in honor of the late Madeline Wolly and all of her love and support of JFS over the years.  George and...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 19, 2019 

Jewish Pavilion fashion show was a 'runway success'

More than 100 women enjoyed a morning of food, fashion and fun at the annual Jewish Pavilion Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's department store in The Mall at Millenia on April 9. Volunteer...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Our future innovative engineers will come from JAO

Jewish Academy of Orlando students develop problem solving and creative skills in the Innovation Lab, an elementary Makerspace, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math)...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

JCC hosts '5th Commandment Shabbat' for Families

In a celebration that stressed the importance of all family structures, The Roth Family Jewish Community Center on April 5 hosted its first-ever 5th Commandment Shabbat for families of its Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center. The event...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge ends April 30

The Jewish Family Services' 2019 Restock Challenge deadline is fast approaching. Make sure to give your donation by April 30 in order to make it stretch further. During the Restock Challenge, The...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Anti-Semitism lawsuit against Newton schools expanded to include violation of First Amendment

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS—Taxpayers suing to stop anti-Israel and anti-Semitic history lessons in Newton Public Schools have added to their lawsuit new claims under the First Amendment’s religion clauses. The amended complaint alleges that...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Engineers explain why Beresheet crashed into the moon

YEHUD, Israel—Preliminary data supplied by the engineering teams of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries suggests a technical glitch in one of Beresheet’s components triggered the chain of events yesterday that caused the main engine of the...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    April 19, 2019 

A Passover seder for Holocaust survivors brings joy, food and some good ol' kvetching

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (JTA)-Nine years ago, Ellen Grossman wanted to do something special for her birthday. "I said we've had enough parties and enough pocketbooks and enough jewelry-do something different,...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Celebrate Israel with The Roth Family JCC

Yom HaZikaron/ Israeli Memorial Day Ceremony Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Join us at The Roth Family JCC to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The program will be in English and Hebrew. There will be a sing-a-long...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

President's Service Award goes to anti-Semitic hate group

The Zionist Organization of America condemned New York University today for deciding to confer a President’s Service Award on NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter, a group with a horrific record of harassing and intimidating Jewish...

 
 By Eric R. Mandel    News    April 19, 2019 

In re-electing Netanyahu, Israelis chose stability

(JTA)-After the smoke clears from this contentious Israeli election, which amounted to a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tenure, it appears that Netanyahu will again be asked by...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 19, 2019 

Trump gets hero's welcome at Jewish Coalition conference

LAS VEGAS (JTA)—President Donald Trump questioned traditional Jewish support for Democrats in a stem-winding speech to Jewish Republicans. “How did you support President Obama, how did you support the Democrats?” Trump said Saturday addressing...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel approves thousands of new West Bank housing units By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Defense Ministry committee approved plans for the construction of at least 3,659 new housing units in the West Bank. It is the largest group of West Bank...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    April 19, 2019 

Liberal Orthodox yeshiva says it will not ordain gay student

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Signaling a red line on how far Modern Orthodoxy is prepared to bend to adjust to societal changes, a liberal New York City seminary will not ordain an openly gay student who is engaged to be married and...

 
 By Jonathan Feldstein    News    April 19, 2019 

San Antonio shows appreciation for the Hagees, founders of CUFI

In an unprecedented event, hundreds from San Antonio's Jewish community, joined by Jewish leaders from throughout the U.S. and Israel, celebrated and expressed appreciation the past four decades of...

 

Cinco de Mahj at COS

Mark your calendar for May 5, as Congregation Ohev Shalom's Sisterhood hosts its annual mahjong tournament. This year's event, Cinco de Mahj will have a festive slant. The cost of the tournament is...

 

The Jewish Academy of Orlando nurtures a culture of giving

Jewish Academy of Orlando cultivates a culture of giving back to the community and to those in need by supporting school-driven and student-led fundraisers, recognizing students for acts of giving, an...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 12, 2019

Golf tournament supports Orlando Senior Help Desk

Hit the greens for a good cause at the seventh annual Pavilion Golf Society golf tournament on Sunday, May 5, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Hosted by the Jewish Pavilion and benefiting the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 12, 2019

The Trump team's Middle East peace plan: It's beginning to look a lot like one state

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Trump administration officials have been silent and notably leak-free about what exactly is in the Middle East peace plan that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is shaping-until...

 

Greenblatt blasts Palestinian Authority, UN for financially rewarding terrorists

(JNS)—U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt blasted the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations for aiding and abetting the Palestinian financial payments towards terrorists and their families. In a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on...

 

Evangelical leader asks for investigation into Ilhan Omar

Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called on President Trump to have Ilhan Omar's connections to the subversive Muslim Brotherhood thoroughly investigated. "If an organization which seeks the demise of...

 

Jewish Pavilion Schedule

The following is the calendar for Passover seders at the local assisted-living facilities where the Jewish Pavilion program directors plan events. Members of the community are always welcome to attend these seders, which are free, with the exception...

 

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