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 News    July 12, 2019 

Reunion for 2019 high school graduates who were former JAO students

Former Jewish Academy of Orlando students who graduated from area high schools this year enjoyed a reunion held in the library of the Jewish Academy of Orlando at the end of the academic year....

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    July 12, 2019 

EL AL took to the skies in Orlando July 9

Driving to the Orlando International Airport the morning of July 9, the Star of David on the tail of an EL AL plane was visible above the building. It was thrilling to see, because this morning at...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 12, 2019 

Shooter drills during services

(JTA)-When the ushers locked the door to the sanctuary, and the congregants prepared to flee the synagogue in preparation for a mass shooting, Rabbi Neil Cooper made sure it all happened before they...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 12, 2019 

FBI says: Run, hide, fight

(JNS)—Representatives of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other religious groups gathered together recently at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a discussion on security issues facing faith communities. The timing couldn’t be more apt, as...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Hillel International welcomes interim CEO and new board chair

WASHINGTON-Adam Lehman will take the helm of the world's largest campus Jewish organization as interim CEO after serving as the organization's chief operating officer since 2015. Hillel International...

 
 By Susan Bernstein    News    July 12, 2019 

Giving back to community through the Jewish Pavilion

Zena Sulkes has dedicated her professional life to education. As a Hebrew School Aid at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Detroit, Sulkes began to feel her way around the classroom and understand the esse...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

New program director at the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion welcomes Hope McCormack to their staff of program directors. The Jewish Pavilion has been a part of McCormack's life for over 10 years. "For my bat mitzvah project, I delivered...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019 

In debate with little foreign policy, Gillibrand pledges to 'engage Iran to stabilize' Mideast

(JNS)-The second Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday night barely featured a discussion on Iran, let alone foreign policy. However, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that, if...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Another son of Hamas founder flees, blasts terror organization's corruption

(JNS)-Suheib Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef and younger brother of "Green Prince" Mosab Yousef, deserted his post in Turkey, flew to an undisclosed Asian country and then gave...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    July 12, 2019 

Palestinian businessmen deem Bahrain conference a success, despite tussle with PA

(JNS)—Despite multiple raids and a detainment made by the Palestinian Authority against participants of the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama, Bahrain, Ashraf Al-Ghanem says that he will remain strong and courageous. Al-Ghanem...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Republicans call on Trump to increase pressure on Iran

(JNS)—U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the Trump administration on Tuesday to increase pressure on Iran. “We write to urge you to increase pressure on Iran’s nuclear program, in the aftermath...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Walmart, Amazon selling 'Mein Kampf' with neo-Nazi blurb

(JNS)—Walmart, Amazon and Barnes & Noble are among retailers selling an edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” featuring a neo-Nazi blurb and a price tag with numbers that reference white power. “This book has set a path toward a much...

 
 By Samuel Heilman    News    July 12, 2019 

The Chabad Rebbe died 25 years ago- here's how his movement has survived

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Twenty-five years ago, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the 92-year-old Lubavitcher Rebbe, succumbed to his many ailments and died, to the horror of his Hasidim. Since suffering the first...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019 

Unsurprisingly, Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit under 2015 nuclear deal-now what?

(JNS)-Iran has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced on Monday. Tzvi Kahn, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Auschwitz exhibit examines faith as a mechanism for survival

(JNS)—An exhibition that offers the public a glimpse into the role of faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust opened at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland on Monday....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 12, 2019 

Yair Netanyahu stars at pro-Trump student group's Jewish leadership conference

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Turning Point USA, a conservative student group that is most notable for its vocal advocacy for President Donald Trump, is hosting a conference here for young Jewish leaders that...

 
 By Penny Schwartz    News    July 12, 2019 

Jewish activists bring downtown Boston to standstill over immigrant detention

BOSTON (JTA)-A group of some 1,000 Jewish activists and others brought rush hour traffic to a halt in downtown Boston to protest immigrant detention in the city and across the country. Tuesday's...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019 

Josh Block resigns as CEO of The Israel Project

(JNS)—Josh Block, a former Clinton aide, announced on Monday that he is stepping down after seven years as CEO and president of the nonpartisan educational group The Israel Project. Block announced his departure in a post on the blogging site...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    July 12, 2019 

At Israel's first student-run health clinic, the mantra is health care for all-and it's free

HAIFA-At the Ruach Tova Health Center in this northern Israeli city, three medical students are hard at work trying to keep up with the steady flow of patients. Nicole Kasher, a third-year student...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Palestinian Authority arrests then releases Hebron businessman who attended Bahrain summit By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Palestinian Authority arrested and released the next day a Palestinian businessman from the West Bank city of Hebron who a...

 
 By Howard Lovy    News    July 12, 2019 

Anti-Semitism is strengthening the Jewish identity of young people-why haven't our organizations embraced them?

By Howard Lovy TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (JTA)—The year was 2000, and Michael Steinhardt had just dropped a bombshell that nearly brought an otherwise dignified conference to blows.  “I tend, in my dourest moments, to consider both the Reform and Con...

 

Cantor Rawiszer honored with ACC President's Award for Volunteerism

Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer was recently awarded the American Conference of Cantors President's Award for Volunteerism at the recent ACC-GTM Convention in Atlanta on June 23, 2019. Rawiszer-shown here...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 5, 2019

White House unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Days ahead of a workshop where Jared Kushner sought tens of billions of dollars for his Middle East peace plan, the White House unveiled an outline of its economic portion, including proposals, like a Gaza-West Bank travel...

 

Israeli company wins US bid

(JNS)-Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced on Wednesday that its U.S. subsidiary has been awarded a $26 million contract by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to install a...

 

Humanitarian crisis facing immigrants in the US

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida would like to make the following statement regarding the humanitarian crisis currently facing immigrants in the United States today: As echoed through our mission, the Holocaust Center b...

 

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