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RAISE employee and job coach applications open for the fall

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a job coach. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program for adults with special...

 

No new Hanukkah stamps this year

There will not be a new Hanukkah stamp for this year. This means that individual post offices will have to order them. Previous history has shown that many local post offices do not order Hanukkah stamps on “off” years. If you want to purchase...

 

US blocks attempt to blast Israel at UN

(JNS)—The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by several countries to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition earlier this week of illegally constructed buildings...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 9, 2019

Rep. Thomas Massie explains sole Republican vote against House anti-BDS resolution

(JNS)-Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, a libertarian, was the only member of the Republican Party to vote against last week's resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning the anti-Israel...

 

Trump vetoes bills blocking billions in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

(JNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed three congressional resolutions on Wednesday that would have blocked billions of dollars in arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In messages to the Senate justifying...

 

Bipartisan group organizes private tour of Holocaust museum for US Congress

(JNS)—A bipartisan group organized a private, after-hours tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for members of Congress on July 16. Jewish Insider first reported the upcoming tour. An invitation was released on Thursday by...

 

Hezbollah reportedly deploys forces along Israel's northern border with Lebanon

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Hezbollah is reportedly deploying its forces on the Lebanon-Israel border, The Daily Beast reported over the weekend, linking the move by the Iranian-backed Shi'ite terrorist gr...

 

What The New York Times got right and wrong about BDS

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll, and its opinion editor, Laura E. Adkins, shared their thoughts on a recent New York Times article answering “some of the most difficult questions” about...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 9, 2019

4 takeaways from the House's big vote against the Israel boycott movement

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a nonbinding resolution that condemns the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. Much was made of the 398-17 vote, one that earns the hoary journalist...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    August 9, 2019

Cummings' district's Jewish population

(JTA)—Jewish leaders in Baltimore have come to the defense of Rep. Elijah Cummings, the African-American Democrat who has come under withering attack from President Donald Trump. Trump used Twitter over the weekend to attack Cummings, whose 7th...

 

Israeli burger franchise in Dearborn delays opening

(JNS)—A non-kosher Israeli burger franchise has indefinitely delayed its opening in Dearborn, Mich., after taking heat from the Arab-American community, one of the largest in the United States. The opening of Burgerim (the Hebrew plural for...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    August 9, 2019

Polish organization aims to restore country's Jewish heritage, building both bridges and awareness

(JNS)-Michał Laszczkowski, CEO of Poland's Cultural Heritage Foundation, spends a great deal of time discussing Jewish law with rabbis at various Jewish cemeteries across Poland; in fact, it's safe...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Man shot outside of Miami synagogue By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A man was shot outside of a synagogue in North Miami Beach. The victim was shot several times in the leg on Sunday evening, as he stood outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue...

 
 By Austin Winslow    News    August 9, 2019

For Israeli children coping with loss, a week of hope and healing

(JNS) — Losing members of one’s family to violence is traumatic for anyone, let alone the very young. Unfortunately, this is something too many Israeli children have experienced—terrorism and war have torn asunder thousands of Israeli...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 9, 2019

In Eastern Europe, Holocaust museums are missing from key historical sites

(JTA)-In the capital of Lithuania, an institution formerly known as the Museum of Genocide Victims barely mentions the murder of nearly all the country's Jews by Nazis and locals, focusing instead on...

 

A debt-free Federation is in sight

Monday evening, July 22, the Maitland City Council, in a 3-1 vote, approved the zoning change needed before the Jewish Federation could move forward with the sale of the vacant JCC building. The way is now cleared to retire the remaining debt on the...

 

New exec at JFS Orlando

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome its new executive director, Philip Flynn. He brings to JFS more than 35 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. His career has engaged international medical programs,...

 

Back by popular demand-Men's Night Out, and a chance to go to the Masters

For the past two years, Orlando synagogue Men's Clubs, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, generous premier sponsors Alan Ginsburg and Aaron Gorovitz, and several other...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    August 2, 2019

Bernice Davids-a model life

Dr. Lee Adler recently arranged a photo shoot at Cascade Heights for the Jewish Pavilion. Bernice Davids was one of the models. She had been a very active volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion for many ye...

 

The virtual Kehillah Exhibit has launched for all to view

Many people have wondered what would happen to the Kehillah exhibit once it was removed from the Orange County Regional History Center. After much consideration of what was actually possible, the organizers realized the exhibit could be made...

 

Jewish Pavilion partners with The JCC Camp J, bringing smiles to all

Last week, middle school campers from the JCC Camp J visited with residents of Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs. They spent several hours playing games and spending quality time getting to...

 

Boris Johnson becomes UK prime minister

(JNS) Boris Johnson overwhelmingly was elected by his Conservative Party on Tuesday to become the next party leader and prime minister of the United Kingdom. In his victory speech, Johnson, who...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 2, 2019

House overwhelmingly condemns Israel boycott movement in resolution vote

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The House vote Tuesday, July 23, on the non-binding resolution was 398-17. Opposing were 16 Democrats, including two...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 2, 2019

An 'aspiration' is not a 'right' to a Jerusalem capital

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Palestinians may aspire to a capital in Jerusalem, but do not have a right to one, President Donald Trump’s top Middle East peace envoy said. Jason Greenblatt on Tuesday was previewing the political segment of a long-awaited...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 2, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper condemns 'anti-Jewish' sentiment in his party

(JNS)-Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate backing long-held positions...

 

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