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 News    May 24, 2024 

Commemorate the largest mass arrest of rabbis

The Eleventh Annual Commemoration of the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in US History will take place outdoors at the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront, 32 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, at...

 

Scott: 'Horrific' Jew-hatred, violence 'like a cancer'

(JNS) — Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) shared his “disgust” over antisemitic protests on campuses during a meeting with pro-Israel and Jewish students at George Washington University’s Hillel on Wednesday. The senator’s daughter attended the school, l...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

UF takes stand against protests

The University of Florida has provided a list of “dos and don’ts” for on-campus protest activities. There are consequences for non-compliance. What is allowed: Speech, expressing viewpoints, holding signs in hands. What is not allowed: No ampli...

 

2024 Jewish Heritage Festival coming in April! 

The largest Jewish festival in Central Florida, the 2024 Jewish Heritage Festival, is returning to The Casements in Ormond Beach on Sunday, April 7, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, Fla., from 10...

 
 By Bob Fryer    News    March 8, 2024

Wiesel exhibit at FHM

(JNS) - For about a year, officials at the Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg kept a closely guarded secret that the museum was seeking to become the permanent home of a treasure...

 

The 3,000-year story of Sefarad

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will host Dr. Isaac Amon, director of Academic Research at Jewish Heritage Alliance, at its meeting Feb. 29 to begin at 2 p.m. The one-hour presentation in...

 

Florida House passes bill slamming Hamas-linked CAIR

(JNS) — A controversial “Muslim civil-rights and advocacy” organization experienced a major blow to its reputation last week after the Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to denounce the Council on Ameri...

 

UF Hillel kicked off 'Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate' ®

GAINESVILLE, Florida — Amid the record levels of antisemitism on college campuses, student leaders at the University of Florida held the fifth-annual Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate® Bagel Day program on Jan. 31. Started in 2020 by University of Fl...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 9, 2024

Florida Jewish day schools receive $25 million in security funds

(JNS) — The Florida Department of Education has distributed $25 million in security funding—of $43 million allocated by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R)—to more than 130 Jewish day schools and preschools across the state, the governor’s office announc...

 

Update on the death of Rabbi Barzak

Rabbi Isaac Barzak passed away on Nov. 26, 2023. He was 84. According to the city of Ormond Beach and the Ormond Beach Police Department, the altercation that occurred at the gate of the Tymber Creek community where Rabbi Barzak lived, was not...

 

Rabbi Israel Barzak dies after assault in Ormond Beach

Rabbi Israel Barzak, a mohel who performed britot for many families in Central Florida, died on Nov. 26, 2023, from injuries sustained after an assault in Ormond Beach. He was 84. According to a family friend, Rabbi Barzak was hit by someone at his...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 17, 2023

The first Mom For Liberty to successfully ban Anne Frank went on an antisemitic livestream

(JTA) — A Florida organizer of the right-wing activist group Moms For Liberty who successfully pressed her school district to remove a version of Anne Frank’s diary recently appeared on a livestream banned from YouTube because of its pastor hos...

 

Florida bans SJP from state universities over Hamas terror support

Florida’s state university system, in consultation with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, directed colleges to “deactivate” chapters of the national group Students for Justice in Palestine for defending Hamas following the Palestinian terrorist group...

 

St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society to honor Veterans Day

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will mark Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, 11 a.m. at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St, St. Augustine, FL 32084. A brief ceremony...

 

Florida senator cautions campus president prior to BDS conference

(JNS) — Rhea Law, president of the University of South Florida in Tampa, received a letter from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) warning about potential chaos prior to an anti-Zionist event on campus at the end of the month. The Tampa Bay BDS Conference i...

 

Hadassah Florida hosts 2nd breast cancer awareness walk

Breast cancer awareness is not merely a cause; it’s a movement that brings communities together. On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., hosts its 2nd Annual Hadassah Walks for Breast Cancer Awareness. This eve...

 

Farrakhan follower leaves meeting

(JTA) – Days after a synagogue in St. Petersburg, Florida, was forced to evacuate services following a bomb threat, the local city council met to discuss a resolution about antisemitism. The resolution was about whether to endorse a definition of a...

 

Florida retreat: Meet, pray, love

(JNS) - This High Holiday season, Jewish singles will seek soulmates in Miami Beach, Fla., in between shofar blasts and dipping apples in honey. Sam Intrator, a Modern Orthodox rabbi, is planning the...

 

Celebrate the earliest Jews of the USA!

Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society have formed a partnership to celebrate the Jews who landed on Florida’s Coast with Pedro Menendez de Aviles on Sept. 8, 1565. Rabbi Merrill Shapiro, founder a...

 

Nearly 2,000 teens attend JCC Maccabi games in Fort Lauderdale

Following the historic JCC Maccabi Games in Israel, the world's largest Jewish youth sports event continued with JCC Association of North America's 41st JCC Maccabi Games® and Access events in For...

 

JCC Maccabi Games kicked off with young athletes from 8 countries

(JNS) - The JCC Association of North America's 41st JCC Maccabi Games and Access events, which took place Aug. 6 through Aug. 11, opened at a ceremony on Monday at the FLA Live Arena in Fort...

 

Come and celebrate the earliest Jews of the USA

Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society have formed a partnership to celebrate the Jews who landed on Florida’s Coast with Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Rabbi Merrill Shapiro, founder and chairman of t...

 

EL AL to fly from Lauderdale

MARGATE, Fla. — EL AL Israel Airlines, which recently relocated its regional headquarters for North America to Margate, Florida, is proud to announce that it is continuing to expand its activity in South Florida. Effective on Sept. 13, 2023, EL AL w...

 

Broward County sets national example with removal of antisemitic School Board appointee

(FORT LAUDERDALE) — A recently appointed member of the District Advisory Council for the Broward County Florida School Board, Laurie Cardoza Moore, a nationally recognized pro-Israel advocate, was among the first to commend the Fort Lauderdale b...

 

Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline to speak at Commemoration

On June 18, 1964, 16 rabbis and a Reform Jewish administrator, in St. Augustine at the request of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were arrested and held in the St. Johns County Jail. Overnight,...

 

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