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Congregation Ohev Shalom’s Sisterhood hosts their second mahjong tournament on Dec. 15. This year’s event, Winter Mahj will have a festive Chanukah slant—Meet new friends, see “old” friends and have fun. The registration fee is $36 per...

 

Jewish Academy's book fair is just around the corner

Jewish Academy of Orlando will hold its annual Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, Nov. 18 through Nov. 22, 2019. The Family Learning Night and Author Event, the school's signature event, will be held...

 
 By JFS Staff    News    November 8, 2019

JFS Orlando accepts insurance for mental health services

Recently there has been a great deal of news about the lack of available and affordable mental health services in Central Florida. JFS Orlando has been accepting insurance as well as offering a sliding fee scale throughout its history. Paneled by ove...

 

Presidential hopeful Michael Bennet: I think about my family's experience during the Holocaust every day

(JTA)-Since announcing his presidential run in May, Michael Bennet has been polling between zero and 1 percent. He didn't qualify for the latest Democratic debate and he's a long shot to make the...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    November 8, 2019

Alex Bregman breaks a World Series home run record

(JTA)-Most of the news surrounding Houston Astros slugger Alex Bregman on Tuesday night focused on his "bat carry"-how he ostentatiously carried his bat down to first base while watching his first...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 8, 2019

Israeli embassies increase security over fears of Iran attack

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli embassies around the world have increased security and awareness over fears that Iran will attack Israel by targeting a diplomatic mission on foreign soil. The diplomatic missions have been put on high alert and ordered to...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg November events

Friday, Nov. 8: Come and join the family-friendly members of Congregation Beth Sholom for a spiritual service beginning the Shabbat. Experience the wonderful atmosphere beginning with the members who greet all guests with open arms, and followed up...

 

The tiny NGO that helped heal Paradise

The headlines called it Paradise lost: The northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, devastated in November 2018 by the so-called Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire...

 

Special program with StandWithUs

StandWithUs Southeast and The Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties invite the community to join them for a special Sunday program, Nov. 10 at 10:15 a.m. titled “Combating Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Activity on Middle School, High...

 

Kurdish kids get urgent medical treatment in Israel

A Kurdish refugee toddler-we'll call him Ajwan, for security reasons-is the latest of 44 Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish children who've had emergency medical treatment at Israel's Sheba Medical Center in...

 

Anti-Semitism at Columbia University

(JNS)—The American NGO Alums for Campus Fairness released a comprehensive report last week that documents what ACF describes as “systemic anti-Semitism and an ingrained delegitimization of...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 8, 2019

Oslo City Council bans purchase of Israeli settlement

(JTA)—The recently elected Oslo City Council is getting right to work: The Norwegian lawmakers are banning the purchase of goods and services from Israeli Jewish settlements by municipal departments and other local authorities. It is the sixth...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 8, 2019

All of Israel's embassies around the world are on strike

(JTA)—As of Wednesday morning, Israel’s embassies and consulates across the globe are on strike. “No consular services will be provided and no one will be allowed to enter,” one ambassador posted on Twitter. Those services include passport...

 

Israeli students train guide dogs for the blind

Shir Tabac had always yearned for a dog, but it wasn't until she completed her military service and went to college that she felt ready to make the commitment. "It was the first time I was living...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 8, 2019

Jared Kushner appears to back Israeli unity government

(JTA)—Jared Kushner, the point man on the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan, appeared to endorse a unity government between Israel’s two largest parties. In a rare interview Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 8, 2019

What exactly is Elizabeth Warren's Israel policy?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—When it comes to pressuring Israel, Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have a specific plan. The senator from Massachusetts, who has caught up in polling with front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination, now faces intensified...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US marks 25 years of peace treaty between Jordan and Israel By Marcy Oster (JTA)—The United States marked the 25th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. “Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 8, 2019

Bernie Sanders: Some US aid money to Israel should go to Gaza

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earned cheers at J Street’s annual conference when he said some of the money Israel receives from the United States for defense assistance should go to humanitarian relief in the...

 

The last Jews in Afghanistan argued so much the Taliban kicked them out of prison

(JTA)-As the old saying goes, two Jews, three opinions. Add one headache for the Taliban. Meet Zabulon Simentov, 66, who is believed to be the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan. Emran Feroz recently p...

 

A new book takes readers on a journey through Jewish Latin America

MEXICO CITY (JTA)-More than 10 years ago, Ilan Stavans scandalized language purists of the Spanish-speaking world by translating a chapter of "Don Quixote"-into Spanglish.  Since then, the so-called...

 

Jewish Academy celebrates holidays at Ohev Shalom and Temple Israel

The Jewish holidays at Jewish Academy of Orlando have always been special, and for the second year in a row, they were even more memorable as the students celebrated with their friends, teachers, and...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Gantz intent on unity

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Benny Gantz said Wednesday that he will aim to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party to "repair the divisions in our society." "I promised I would...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Nikki Haley to be honored by WJC

(JTA)-Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will be honored by the World Jewish Congress. Haley will receive the WJC's annual Theodor Herzl Award, recognizing individuals who work...

 

Destination Judea-A Judean pioneer speaks about Israel's destiny

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel is a young man who has accomplished quite a bit in his lifetime. A Sgt. Major in the IDF reserves, he is one of Israel's premier media personalities. He and Rabbi Ari Abramowitz...

 

Tony Ruben wins Pitch Madness for Blue Halo BioMedical 

For most, talk of urinary catheterization, is an uncomfortable topic, but Tony Ruben, CEO of Blue Halo BioMedical, talks about his start-up's disruptive, innovative and life-altering new catheter...

 

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