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 By Lisa Levine    News    November 30, 2018

Suberman and Bernstein-two dedicated volunteers

It takes very special people to devote themselves to befriending and uplifting seniors in living facilities who might otherwise be forgotten, and Judy Suberman and Susan Bernstein are two of those...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 30, 2018

Black Friday is now a thing in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-I was watching late night network television on Saturday night-that's not terribly exciting here-when I was slammed with a string of ads that made me feel like I was back in America....

 

Jews travel to Poland for symbolic solidarity march

With the rise of nationalist sentiment in many parts of Europe, Jewish communities here are facing renewed threats and challenges. Against a backdrop of rising concern about the political climate in Eastern Europe, Warsaw’s Reform Rabbi Dr. Walter...

 

Nikki Haley: Memorable quotes

The world was taken by surprised with the announcement that Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., will be resigning at the end of the year. The pro-Israel diplomat, dubbed “Hurricane Haley” by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for her...

 

Women's March co-founder calls on current organizers to resign, saying they 'allowed anti-Semitism'

(JTA)—Women’s March co-founder Teresa Shook called on its current organizers to step down Monday, saying they “allowed anti-Semitism.” In a Facebook post, Shook said Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez “have steered...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Man tries to run down Jews leaving Los Angeles synagogue (JTA)—Los Angeles police arrested a man who allegedly attempted to run over two people outside of an area synagogue. Police are investigating Friday night’s incident as a possible hate...

 

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jewish Academy of Orlando

The audience was taken back in time to the days of the pilgrims as Jewish Academy of Orlando kindergarteners performed in the school's annual Thanksgiving show. Each student had a role telling the...

 

An IDF musical concert to celebrate Israel's 70th

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces invites the community to a special performance by the IDF musical ensemble to celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary and 70 years of Heroes and Hope. The...

 
 By Boaz Bismuth    News    November 23, 2018

Florida governor-elect Ron DeSantis: 'I will be aggressive against BDS'

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-If there is one American politician who has made support for Israel a daily agenda item, Florida governor-elect Ron DeSantis is that person. DeSantis, a Republican who for six...

 

Terror attack survivor praises Rescuers Without Borders

Three minutes. That is all the time it took for an Arab terrorist to stab to death Michal Salomon's husband, Elat, his sister Chaya, and father, Yosef. The story of her family's tragedy was covered...

 

Celebrate Chanukah with Congregation Sinai

Congregation Sinai helps the community celebrate all Jewish holidays with special events and services. Congregation Sinai has been serving the Jewish Community of Central Florida since 2003. Numerous...

 

Honor our firemen and celebrate Chanukah at the Great Gelt Drop

Chabad of Altamonte Springs is hosting a grand Chanukah celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Embassy Suites at Cranes Roost Park. There will be hot sizzling latkes, delicious donuts, dreidel giveaways, gelt, children’s...

 

COS Men's Club presents Chanukah Nosh & Learn

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club will host a Chanukah Nosh & Learn presented by friends on Monday evening, Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the home of Desi Rotenberg. This is the second in the Men’s Club’s Holiday Nosh & Learn...

 

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over opposition to Gaza ceasefire

(JNS)-Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post and removed his Yisrael Beytenu Party from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition less than a day...

 

Devastated California Jewish communities fight fire with light

(Chabad.org/News via JNS)—Voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in need while dealing with the ongoing devastation that uncontrollable blazes have wrought on their hometowns....

 

Israel reaches cease-fire with Palestinian terror groups

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Palestinian terror groups in Gaza reportedly have agreed to commit to a cease-fire of hostilities that have seen more than 400 rockets bombard southern Israel in a 25-hour period. Four mediators—Egypt, the United Nations, Norway...

 

State Department to reward up to $5 million for key leaders

(JNS)—The U.S. Department of State announced on Tuesday rewards of up to $5 million each for information or identification leading to the capture of the following terrorist figures: Hamas leader Saleh al-Aruri, and Hezbollah leaders Khalil Yusif Ma...

 

How a rabbi saved 4 Torah scrolls from being destroyed in the California wildfires

(JTA)-The death toll and damage continue to rise in California in the wildfires ravaging the state. More than 6,400 homes have been damaged and at least 31 people have been killed, according to CNN....

 

Los Angeles fire races through the heart of a Jewish community

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-The Woolsey Fire, which began late last week and engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, has killed at least two people, burned nearly 100,000 acres and ravaged hundreds of...

 

ZOA condemns BDS-supporting anti-Israel Cong.-elect Omar

The Zionist Organization of America has condemned the anti-Israel record of newly elected Member of Congress Ihlan Omar and is seeking to alert the public to her record of hostile, anti-Israel extremism. Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia, was...

 

Milano, Messing speak against anti-Semitic ties to Women's March

(JNS)-Actors Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing are being applauded for speaking out against anti-Semitism associated with the Women's March movement, with the former announcing that she will not speak...

 

US DoED must guarantee tax dollars won't go to BDS

(JNS)—In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 69 organizations asked for assurances that taxpayer dollars will not be used toward supporting the BDS movement. The letter was prompted by two pro-BDS events recently hosted by...

 

One man killed, two women injured by Hamas rocket

(JNS)—A man was killed and two women were seriously injured when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an apartment building in Ashkelon in southern Israel by the Mediterranean. United Hatzalah volunteer EMS teams and ambulance crews helped...

 

Here's what it costs to put your synagogue under armed guard

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)-After a mass shooting in a heavily Jewish area shocked the nation, Rabbi Yakov Saacks felt like his Long Island congregation was at risk. So the rabbi installed 17 cameras...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 23, 2018

Netanyahu says he supports a Palestinian 'state-minus' controlled by Israeli security

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that he supported a Palestinian “state-minus,” wherein Israel would maintain a military presence across Israel and the West Bank. Netanyahu also said in a question-and-answer...

 

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