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Israel and India mark 30 years of deepening friendship

(Israel21c via JNS) - India and Israel seem like a study in contrasts. Some 1.4 billion Indians live in a vast country stretching nearly 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) across at its widest point,...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    May 20, 2022 

Jewish and pro-Israel groups react to appointment of new press secretary

(JNS) - American Jewish organizations are divided in their reception of the new White House press secretary who has a history of taking anti-Israel positions. U.S. President Joe Biden nominated...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 20, 2022 

Take antisemitism seriously

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Antisemitism is often not taken seriously until it becomes deadly, said Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar whose nomination to be the State Department's antisemitism monitor...

 
 News    May 20, 2022 

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 Nancy Ludin    News    May 20, 2022 

Jewish Chamber and Pride Chamber joint event

There will be a joint venture between the Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the Pride Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a networking Happy Hour will be held at...

 
 News    May 20, 2022 

JFS Orlando says thank you!

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that its Restock & Rebuild Challenge raised over $63,000, which is nearly double the amount raised in their 2021 campaign. This year during the Challenge, which ran from March 15th throug...

 
 News    May 20, 2022 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Don't feel guilty to set work boundaries. Practicing professional self-care might look like taking time for lunch breaks, only answering phone calls and emails during work hours, or letting your boss...

 
 News    May 20, 2022 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 20, 2022 

Larry Summers, Alan Dershowitz and over 100 Harvard faculty and alumni denounce student paper's Israel boycott endorsement

(JTA) – The Harvard Crimson’s recent endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has attracted far more wide-ranging attention than a typical student paper’s editorial page, as faculty and alumni of the Ivy League institution...

 
 News    May 20, 2022 

Biden's amendments hand US sovereignty to the WHO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration is setting the stage to hand ultimate control of America’s health care system and U.S. national sovereignty over to the World Health Organization. On May 22-28, 2022, the 75th World Health Assembly...

 
 By Hanan Greenwood    News    May 20, 2022 

75 percent of Arab citizens believe Jews have no right to sovereignty in Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Three-quarters of Arab Israelis believe Jews have no right to sovereignty in the country, according to a recent study by Israeli NGO Habithonistim–Protectors of Israel. When asked where their loyalties would lie in case...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 20, 2022 

After months of delays, Israel permits American basketball player to live in the country - but only temporarily

(JTA) – Israel has granted a temporary residency to American basketball player Jared Armstrong, ending for now a months-long saga of multiple rejections, accusations of racism and petitions by influential people including an American investor and a...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    May 20, 2022 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Housekeeping

While most seniors prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, official records show that home injuries are the biggest reason for adult hospitalization, especially for women. These stagger...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    May 20, 2022 

Passengers say Lufthansa threw all visible Jews off NYC-Budapest flight because some weren't wearing masks

(New York Jewish Week) — A group of Orthodox Jews are demanding an apology from Lufthansa airlines after they were expelled from a flight from New York to Budapest last Tuesday. The travelers say all of the identifiably Orthodox Jews were prevented...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    May 20, 2022 

Update: Lufthansa apologizes for blocking Jews from boarding flight, denies antisemitism

The German airline Lufthansa has apologized for an incident last week in which more than 100 Orthodox Jews traveling in separate groups were collectively prevented from boarding a connecting flight in Frankfurt, following a dispute over masking...

 
 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...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 20, 2022 

American Jewish community to resettle Ukrainian refugees

(JNS) — The White House is testing a unique solution to the growing Ukraine refugee crisis. The American Jewish community is testing its response. The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has launched a direct sponsorship program for Ukrainia...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 20, 2022 

Fallout from Holocaust museum snub of Florida's governor results in some funds removed

(JNS) — Two leading Jewish conservatives blasted New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on May 6, claiming that museum staff told them they could not hold an event there if Fl...

 
 By Stewart Ain    News    May 20, 2022 

15 'Righteous Gentiles' lived in Ukraine when Russia invaded - an American Jewish group rushed to aid them

(JTA) - After Russia invaded Ukraine early in the morning of Feb. 24, millions of Ukrainians suddenly had their lives upended. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous was concerned with 15 of them....

 
 News    May 20, 2022 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Police arrest Palestinian with an axe, suicide note in Samaria (JNS) — A 22-year-old resident of Al-Bireh was arrested on Sunday night after police found an axe in his vehicle, along with a suicide note stating his intention of carrying out a...

 

CF Hillel celebrates 20 years

Central Florida Hillel has been shaping Jewish leaders for the last 20 years and is now taking the time to reflect and celebrate at a special dinner: "Honoring the Past, Charging into the Future: an...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 13, 2022

What do Jews say about abortion?

(JTA) — The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and our partner sites at 70 Faces Media have answered the question many times over the years, a testament to its persistence in political life and its significance to American Jews: What do Jews believe about...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    May 13, 2022

Senate rejects deal with Iran

(JNS) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected the Biden administration's outline for a deal with Iran. Members voted 86-12 to approve a motion that opposes the lifting of terrorism sanctions on Iran...

 

RAISE accepting applications

The RAISE work and social skills training program for adults with special needs is now acception online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a RAISE job coach. For more information or to apply, visit...

 

UCF Hillel students explore mental health wellness with JFS

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando continues to partner with Central Florida Hillel to better meet the mental health needs of UCF students. Since last August, JFS Orlando therapist Shaina...

 

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