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 By Larry Brook    News    October 22, 2021 

Alabama Cherokee tribe establishes ties with Israel

(Israel InSight via JNS) - The Northeast Alabama Cherokee held a ceremony on Sept. 25 in Guntersville, Ala., to establish a relationship with Israel. There, the tribe presented a resolution,...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    October 22, 2021 

Michael Oren sees Jewish Agency as solution

(JNS) — Michael Oren says he has been “integrally linked to the Jewish Agency” for years. The former Israeli ambassador to the United States and former Knesset member is one of eight candidates to head the organization. He has a long history...

 
 By Nicky Blackburn    News    October 22, 2021 

Israel comes to the rescue

Israeli activists, philanthropists and aid workers have helped rescued 125 Afghans at risk from Taliban retribution in a complex and hush hush operation that happened earlier this month. The Afghans,...

 

Blue's musician Daryl Davis' exhibit at Holocaust Center

MAITLAND — The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida announces the exhibit Uprooting Prejudice: Conversations for Change, a first-of-its-kind exhibit that examines the indelible link between antisemitism and racism as told...

 

Men's Night Out is back live!

The men in this community are in for another year of a great prime rib dinner catered by Arthur's, top-shelf drinks and entertainment by the hilarious comedian Dennis Regan. "With the help of premium...

 

Rosen JCC offers new fall events

The Rosen JCC in Dr. Phillips is excited to partner in these two new events for the Orlando community. USA Memory Championship The USA Memory Championship is an annual competition that takes place this year on Saturday, Oct. 23, noon, at the Rosen...

 

The power of DNA

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is hosting a Zoom meeting on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. about DNA and the surprises discovered through DNA testing. Put “DNA testing surprises” into your search engine, and you get almost 7 million result...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 22, 2021 

Lapid happy with what he heard at meeting with Blinken about Iran

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Yair Lapid got what he wanted out of his Washington visit: the word “every,” instead of “other.” During Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first meeting with President Biden in August, the American president,...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    October 22, 2021 

Texas official to teachers: State law requires teaching 'opposing' views on the Holocaust

By (JTA) — Teachers in a Texas school district were told last week that a new state law requiring them to present multiple perspectives about “widely debated and currently controversial” issues meant they needed to make “opposing” views on...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 22, 2021 

In TV interview, Ben & Jerry's founders say accusations of antisemitism following West Bank pullout are 'absurd'

(JTA) — In an interview that aired on HBO, both of the founders of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand reiterated that they stand behind the company’s decision to stop selling their products in Judea and Samaria. But for Jerry Greenfield, being a...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 22, 2021 

California's ethnic studies requirement is signed into law

(JTA) — After months of controversy and tens of thousands of public comments, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed off on legislation that eventually will require students to pass at least one course in ethnic studies in order to graduate from...

 

Vote for your choice for the 2022 Genesis Prize laureate

The six finalists for the 2022 Genesis Prize have just been released. The Foundation is asking the global Jewish community to vote for their favorite. Last year, they engaged over 3 million people via social media and 200K from six continents voted....

 

Corrections

In Mel Pearlman’s Everywhere column titled “Live streaming during the holidays” in the Oct. 8 issue of Heritage, the word “pragmatic” in the last paragraph should have been “problematic.” The correct paragraph is: Although, I...

 

Google, Amazon workers call to cancel billion-dollar Israel contract

(JNS) — Hundreds of Google and Amazon employees have signed a public letter demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud computing services to Israel. In the letter, published by The...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    October 22, 2021 

In first day of US trip, Lapid underscores bipartisanship, urges alternative plan on Iran

(JNS) - On the first of a three-day visit to Washington, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made his rounds in Congress on Tuesday, highlighting the Israeli government's push for bipartisan support f...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 22, 2021 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Jewish AG, declares candidacy for governor (JTA) — Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania attorney general who made national headlines last year pushing back against attempts to reverse Joe Biden’s win in the state, is...

 

Federations emphasize Jewish security, physically and identifiably, at virtual GA

(JNS) — For the second year in a row, the Jewish Federations of North America decided to go virtual, condensing its traditional multiple-day General Assembly into a 90-minute online video stream on Sunday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

 

Endowed position for Hanson

Kenneth Hanson, professor and program director of Judaic Studies, was invested into the Tess and Abe Wise Endowed Professorship in Judaic Studies on Thursday, Sept. 30, in a virtual ceremony. The...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 15, 2021

Federations spend $54M on security

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Jewish Federations of North America is launching a campaign to expand its security program to every federation in the country, an initiative that will cost $54 million. JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut announced the initiative on...

 

Exploring underpinnings of hate and how to respond to rising antisemitism

Using history, Talmudic sources, Jewish mysticism, and contemporary expert analysis, the course addresses some of the niggling questions we grapple with as individuals and as a community. Why does...

 

Jewish Pavilion Tree of Life

The tree of life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future. It is a symbol of immortality and a symbol of growth and strength. A tree grows old, yet it...

 

Sukkah on a bike

With the Delta variant still not allowing so many to join the holiday celebrations, the Majeskys of Chabad North Orlando found an innovative and fun way to bring Sukkot to them. Rabbi Yanky and...

 

JFS Orlando accepting applicants for the Family Stabilization program

JFS Orlando is currently enrolling new households from Orange County, City of Orlando and Seminole County for its Family Stabilization Program. The Family Stabilization Program is a preventative, six-month case management program. The program is desi...

 

Local resident exhibits art at JAM Arts

Local resident Sandi Solomon has been painting for many years. She had so many works of art that she displayed them on all the walls of her home. Now she has them on exhibit at JamArt Gallery, located at 304 Live Oaks Blvd., Casselberry. Solomon’s...

 
 By Jake Kaufman    News    October 15, 2021

Ohio Jewish teen gets beer bottle thrown at her, is target of antisemitic rhetoric

(Cleveland Jewish News via JNS) — Someone in a vehicle reportedly threw a beer bottle at a 13-year-old Fuchs Mizrachi School student in an Orthodox neighborhood in University Heights, Ohio, and screamed, “F******g Jews, you’re f*****g idiots,...

 

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