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Suspended prosecutor is latest Florida Jew to star in state's abortion fight

(JTA) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ratcheted up the fight over the state's new 15-week abortion ban Thursday when he suspended a Tampa-area state attorney who had vowed not to prosecute violations....

 

Group carrying swastika flags in Tampa, Fla., disperses antisemitic fliers

(JNS) — Antisemitic fliers claiming that Jews control the media were found outside homes in Minnesota, Georgia, New York and Florida in recent days, and are being attributed to the same group that marched with swastika flags in Tampa, Fla., on...

 

Anti-antisemitism: Online, offline and what to do about it

Dr. Gunther Jikeli, director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University will address the question of “Anti-Antisemitism: Online, Offline and What To Do About It” in the Virginia Room on the second floor of...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

DeSantis calls out 'woke ideology'

(New York Jewish Week) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about the success of the Jewish community in the Sunshine State and the need to fight "wokeness" in an address to a conservative Jewish group i...

 

Florida synagogue challenges new state abortion limits

SARASOTA, Fla. (JTA) — A synagogue in Florida filed a lawsuit this week to challenge the state over a new law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks. Under current law, Florida allows abortions up to 24 weeks. Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton...

 

Blaze destroys Torah scrolls

(JNS) - A fire ripped through Chabad-Lubavitch of the Panhandle, in Tallahassee, Fla., gutting the newly renovated building and consuming the Torah scrolls. The Tallahassee Fire Department confirmed...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 20, 2022

Found in the conservative scrutiny of Florida's math books: a joke about Jews

(JTA) - In a purge following accusations that textbook publishers were trying to "indoctrinate" students in allegedly liberal concepts, Florida rejected dozens of math books from being used in the...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

The history of Temple Bet Yam

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will explore the history of Temple Bet Yam in the synagogue’s facility at 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32086, on Wednesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Founded in 1993, the establishment of Bet Yam...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    April 15, 2022

JFGO members witness to shooting at Miami-Dade JCC

(JTA) — A woman was killed at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in Florida’s Miami-Dade County on Sunday in what police are calling an act of domestic violence. Police said the woman was killed by her husband while she attended her...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    March 11, 2022

South Florida fraternity suspended for swastika incident amid national wave of campus antisemitism

(JNS) — A fraternity at the University of South Florida was suspended after photos circulated of a Feb. 11 event in which members of the group, including a Jewish student, reportedly had swastikas drawn on their “shirts or body parts.” Noting...

 

Learn about the Jewish history of St. Augustine

St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society presents a teaching among the most under-told stories in history — the Jewish history of St. Augustine. This important event shares the story of the Jewish people in the New World. The event is open to the...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 11, 2022

DeSantis decries neo-Nazi activity

(JNS) — Jewish groups and some politicians are decrying neo-Nazi activity that took place in Orlando, Fla., over the weekend, even as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis alleges his political enemies are trying to use the incident to “smear” him. On...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    January 28, 2022

Fried likens DeSantis to Hitler

(JTA) - Nikki Fried, the outspoken Jewish Democratic candidate running for governor in Florida, compared her rival, Gov. Ron DeSantis, to Hitler in an interview, prompting DeSantis supporters to...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    December 10, 2021

Florida Jewish federation says its anti-hate ad was rejected by Facebook algorithm

(JTA) — Just ahead of Chanukah, the Jewish Federation of Broward County in Florida tried to purchase an ad on Facebook, a simple post calling attention to the problem of antisemitism as a part of a new nationwide campaign called “Shine a...

 

There is only one side to the Holocaust: It happened

Michael A. Igel, chair of the Florida Commissioner's Task Force on Holocaust Education and Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum, strongly denounces educators who claim there are two sides to t...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    September 10, 2021

Florida makes strides in Holocaust education after new standards prioritize source material

(JNS) The Florida State Board of Education adopted new civics and Holocaust-education standards for Florida’s public schools in July, which had been pushed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis. The new social-studies standards spell out what...

 

Revised civics and Holocaust education standards approved in Florida

(ORLANDO, FL) — Investing two years of research and commitment, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations is grateful as both Civics and Holocaust Standards submitted by PJTN were approved late last week...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    August 13, 2021

Florida set to ban Unilever from state contracts

(JNS) — The state of Florida notified Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, on Tuesday that it has 90 days to cease its “boycott of Israel” or face a ban on contracts and investments with the Sunshine State. The move is in...

 
 By Jackie Monaghan    News    July 30, 2021

Revised civics and Holocaust education standards approved in Florida

(ORLANDO, FL) – Investing two years of research and commitment, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, is grateful as both Civics and Holocaust Standards...

 

These are the Jewish victims of the Surfside building collapse

This article will be updated as more names are identified by authorities in Florida. (JTA) - The Champlain Towers South building collapse is a national tragedy, one that has claimed nearly 20 lives...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 9, 2021

New Israeli Diaspora minister travels to comfort Jews in Surfside

SURFSIDE, Fla. (JTA) - Nachman Shai's first visit to the United States as Israel's new minister for Diaspora affairs was not under normal circumstances. "In hard times, in times of disaster, we have...

 

Surfside condo demolished ahead of tropical storm

(JNS) - Controlled explosives on Sunday brought down the rest of the condominium in Surfside, Fla., that collapsed on June 24, leaving more than 140 people dead or missing. The confirmed death toll...

 

Israelis fight despair while aiding survivors, rescuers in Surfside

(Israel21C via JNS) - "I saw in the news that you were coming from Israel for us, and I was waiting for you," said a tearful young woman in Surfside, Florida, to members of the Psychotrauma and...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 9, 2021

An inside look at the Israeli rescue effort in Surfside

(JNS) - A rescue delegation from the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command is using visual intelligence techniques and information received from families of the victims to precisely map out the...

 

American Jews mobilize in response to building collapse in Orthodox enclave

(JTA) - As the United States woke up to news of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, it quickly became clear that the disaster is an American Jewish tragedy.  The 12-story building in the heav...

 

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