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 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...

 

Israeli-trained EMTs help in apartment collapse

An apartment building in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed early this morning, killing at least one resident and injuring others. The incident also sent first responders from Hatzalah of South Florida racing to the scene, some of whom received...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    July 2, 2021

For Jewish burial societies, Surfside building collapse presents a grim and complex task

(JTA) - Among Rabbi Mayer Berger's first thoughts on seeing the 12 stories of the Champlain Tower South pancaked upon themselves: This is like Sept. 11. Then as now, destruction of unimaginable...

 

Government officials address antisemitism at Sarasota Town Hall briefing

Tampa, FL — Tuesday afternoon, more than 1,200 people participated in a Town Hall Briefing on antisemitism organized by seven Florida Jewish federations (Orlando, Tampa, Gulf Coast, Sarasota/Manatee, Lee/Charlotte, Greater Naples and AJC West...

 

Hundreds rally against hate at Florida Holocaust Museum

(JNS) — One week to the day after the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg was vandalized, hundreds gathered on Thursday to say no to anti-Semitism and stand up for the Jewish community. It...

 
 By Gloria Green    News    June 11, 2021

Boynton Beach resident commemorates Jewish history here and in Israel

After a successful career in the world of finance, Boynton Beach, Florida, resident Jerry Klinger has become a "professional rememberer." Klinger, 73, started this endeavor as a result of trying to...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 28, 2021

No compromised Holocaust Standards for Florida

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, is asking Florida citizens who want Holocaust education in public schools to support the importance of teaching about the Holocaust and the ramifications of antisemitism. The...

 

Remembering the largest mass arrest of rabbis in St. Augustine

The Eighth Annual Commemoration of the largest mass arrest of rabbis in U.S. history will take place outdoors at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bayfront, 32 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, at noon, Friday,...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

Florida scholarships to increase for private-school students

(JNS) — A bill passed on Thursday by the Florida Senate will significantly increase state-provided scholarships for private-school students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Senate Bill 48 was passed in a 24-15 partisan vote and now goes to...

 

Florida State University student senate rejects pro-BDS, anti-IHRA resolutions

(JNS) — The student senate at Florida State University rejected a series of resolutions that supported the anti-Israel BDS movement and rejected the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition on anti-Semitism. The...

 

Florida Jewish History Month

January is Florida Jewish History Month, designated by the Florida Legislature in 2003. It is a time to teach and celebrate the contributions of Floridian Jews to the development of the Sunshine...

 

From homeless to Congress, Florida's Kat Cammack is ready to stand with Israel

(JNS) - In addition to Kat Cammack being one of a record number of Republican women elected to Congress this past election, she will serve as the youngest Republican woman on Capitol Hill when the...

 

Florida principal fired, rehired, fired again

(JTA) — Weeks after voting to rehire a principal who told a parent he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event,” a Florida school board has reversed course. The Palm Beach County School Board voted a year ago to fire William...

 

Principal fired for Holocaust denial to be reinstated

(JNS) — The principal of a high school in the heavily Jewish city of Boca Raton, Fla., who was fired last year after he declined to recognize that the Holocaust occurred, has been reinstated. The Palm Beach County School Board voted 4-3 on...

 

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