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Grief support group back in session

Grief is a noun that means deep sorrow especially caused by someone's death. The most difficult challenges include coping with the loss of a child, spouse, parent or sibling. The Jewish Pavilion...

 

Support the senior community and enjoy cocktails

The Jewish Pavilion is known for their fabulous fun events throughout the year. Their signature event is their summer cocktail party that normally attracts an audience of 150+ individuals of all...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 13, 2022

'Nuclear deal on the table must not be signed,' urges ex-Israeli national security adviser

(JNS) — The current draft of the Iran nuclear deal should “not be signed under any circumstances,” a former Israeli national security adviser has warned. Brig. Gen. (res.) Professor Jacob Nagel, who served as acting national security adviser...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 13, 2022

Antisemitic harassment reported at Rutgers Jewish fraternity

(JTA) — A historically Jewish fraternity at Rutgers University has been the target of multiple cases of antisemitic harassment this week, prompting the school to announce it would be increasing security on campus. Authorities said the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 13, 2022

AIPAC's new PAC is now the country's biggest pro-Israel PAC

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The political action committee affiliated with AIPAC, the pro-Israel powerhouse lobby, has in less than six months of existence become the biggest pro-Israel PAC, delivering $6 million to 326 candidates. It is also now endorsing...

 
 By Cnaan Lipshiz    News    May 13, 2022

Speaking about Zelensky, Russian foreign minister says Hitler also had Jewish ancestry

(JTA) — The fact that Ukraine’s president is Jewish has hurt the credibility of Russia’s claims that it invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 to “de-Nazify” it. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tried to boost his country’s argument during an...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 13, 2022

Pro-Israel groups say they won't let UN 'kangaroo court' go unchallenged

(JNS) — A collection of pro-Israel organizations has decided that an unprecedented attack on Israel requires a response. Israel faces a first-time-ever open-ended U.N. Commission of Inquiry created by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which includes...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    May 13, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Living at home - transportation issues

The instinct for many older people is to stay at home as long as possible. Even if a person at home has visitors, he or she may still be alone most of the time, especially if he or she no longer...

 

University of Florida Birthright group lands in Israel

(New York, NY) - A group of students from the University of Florida arrived in Israel this Monday, marking the first of many Birthright Campus Trips this year. The contingent is one of 28 student...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Have you explored your bigger picture? Take a moment to do some personal self-care. Is there something you'd like to do soon or something to accomplish long-term? Identify those goals and take stock...

 

Jewish Pavilion's Passover parties

Residents at Kinneret, Westminster Orlando and Lutheran Towers enjoyed their Passover celebrations with Cantor Nina Fine and amazing volunteers Sandi Trainor, Ethel Helfant and the Henry Family....

 

Looking to hire?

RAISE has employees ready to work RAISE has had the privilege of working with this wonderful group of 8 employees this year. Through their employment with RAISE they have all gained valuable work and...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 13, 2022

Despite break in terror attacks in Israel, tense days lie ahead

(JNS) — Israel’s security forces worked in an intensive, integrated manner to disrupt the wave of terrorist violence that had afflicted Israel beginning in March and lasting through the first week of April. A number of factors have now led to...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    May 13, 2022

Israel's outgoing ambassador to Germany reflects on 4 of the country's most dramatic years since World War II

BERLIN (JTA) — Growing up in London had its ups and downs for Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel’s outgoing ambassador to Germany.  On one hand, as a schoolboy he was beaten up by skinheads and called a “dirty Jew.” On the other hand, he had long,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel to end COVID-19 tests at Ben-Gurion Airport (JNS) — Israel is planning to end the requirement for travelers arriving at Ben-Gurion International Airport to test for COVID-19, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. It comes as more tourists are...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 13, 2022

Larry Summers, Alan Dershowitz and over 100 Harvard faculty and alumni denounce student paper's Israel boycott endorsement

(JTA) – The Harvard Crimson’s recent endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has attracted far more wide-ranging attention than a typical student paper’s editorial page, as faculty and alumni of the Ivy League institution...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 13, 2022

Karine Jean-Pierre to be next White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden named as his next press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, a former official of the activist MoveOn group who endorsed its call on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the annual AIPAC conference....

 

Herzog: 'No one asked fallen sons and daughters who was right-wing, who was left'

(JNS) — Israel began marking the Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism on Tuesday evening when, at 8 p.m., a one-minute siren rang out throughout the country, causing all to stop in silence. The central ceremony was held at...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Ahead of Israel's 74th birthday, immigration smashes 20-year record

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Some 38,000 new immigrants will celebrate their first Independence Day as Israeli citizens this year, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency on Sunday. The figure...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 6, 2022

In groundbreaking step, Muslim delegation participates in 2022 March of the Living

(JNS) POLAND - A Muslim group including participants from across the Arab world took part for the first time in the International March of the Living, the annual 1.9-mile walk from the concentration...

 

All in a twitter about Elon Musk

(JTA) - Let's get one thing out of the way: Elon Musk is not Jewish. But his acquisition of Twitter comes amid longstanding problems with antisemitism and hate speech on the platform - and Jewish...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    May 6, 2022

Jordan demands total control

(JNS) - Jordan fears it is losing its recognized status as official custodian of Jerusalem's holy Muslim sites, including the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, as Palestinians incited by Hamas,...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Communitywide event to help Ukraine

Congregation Ohev Shalom Men's Club and Sisterhood are hosting a community-wide event to support humanitarian efforts for the people of Ukraine. The program will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

When was the last time you gave yourself a compliment? Try a little emotional self-care today with affirmations and positive thoughts, self-love and compassion, or giving yourself room to cry or...

 

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