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 By Kassy Dillon    News    September 16, 2022 

Jewish community expresses condolences as Queen Elizabeth II's reign comes to an end

(JNS) - Queen Elizabeth II concluded her 70-year reign on Thursday with her passing at the age of 96. The longest ruling monarch in British history's death comes after years of deteriorating health. S...

 

Israeli government leaders react to passing of Queen Elizabeth II

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid took to Twitter to express condolences upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her “an extraordinary figure, a unique leader who symbolized devotion and love for her homeland.” “On behalf of...

 

Truss takes over British premiership with Conservative Party win

(JNS) - Liz Truss won the vote on Monday to become the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, a contest that also decided who will replace Boris Johnson as prime minister. Truss, who served in...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 16, 2022 

ADL will review its education materials after Fox News calls the group 'far-left'

(JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League says it will “launch a thorough review” of its educational content to address materials “misaligned with” the organization’s values after Fox News published a story accusing the anti-hate group of...

 

Israel says its forces likely killed Shireen Abu Akleh in new report

(JTA) — An Israeli soldier very likely fired the gunshot that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, an analysis released by the Israel Defense Forces Monday concluded. But no one present during the killing, including the...

 

New Israeli research could render vaccines unnecessary

(JNS) — A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University has proven that antibodies isolated from the immune systems of recovered COVID-19 patients are effective in neutralizing known strains of the virus, including the Delta and the Omicron variants....

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    September 16, 2022 

Germany apologizes to Munich Massacre victims and opens research commission into events surrounding the tragedy

(JTA) - At a ceremony held on the air base where 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics, German officials apologized for the "lack of protection" that led to the...

 

This High Holiday season, a Twitter 'Repentance Bot' wants to teach people how to apologize for real

(JTA) - Move over, tashlich: Twitter is the new place to atone, thanks to a bot programmed by Jewish coders who want users to apologize better. While the tradition of symbolically throwing bread,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 16, 2022 

Israel advances plan to build 700 units in new East Jerusalem settlement

(JTA) — Israel’s government advanced a plan to build as many as 700 new apartment units in a suburb of Jerusalem that opponents say encroaches on a Palestinian village that straddles the...

 

Double your impact, double the hope!

Shana Tova! Celebrate the New Year by joining JFS Orlando in their annual Hope Challenge. Beginning September 15th through October 20th, every dollar donated to Jewish Family Services of Greater...

 

SYNAGOGUE SERVICE SCHEDULE

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. For tickets or information, contact the...

 
 By Gabe Stutman    News    September 16, 2022 

Goyim Defense League founder arrested in Poland after demonstrating outside Auschwitz

(J. Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The founder of the American extremist group Goyim Defense League says he was arrested in Poland this week after demonstrating in front of the Auschwitz-Birkenau former extermination and...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    September 16, 2022 

All the Jewish NFL players to watch this season

(JTA) — The 103rd season of the National Football League kicks off on Thursday, and there are a number of Jewish players to keep an eye on this year. These are all of the Jewish players on NFL rosters entering Week 1 (listed in alphabetical order)...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Bennett tells supporters he has ‘no plans’ to return to politics (JNS) — Alternate Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told his supporters that he has no plans to run in the country’s upcoming general election, Israeli media reported...

 

New this year at Orlando Torah Academy

Now entering its 13th year, Orlando Torah Academy is off to an exciting start. Enrollment has reached 165 students from 70 families in preschool through eighth grade. The phenomenal growth necessitated the purchase of the adjacent property over the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 9, 2022

What's in the new Iran deal, and what's holding it up?

(JTA) - Last week, the chances that the United States would rejoin the Iran nuclear deal seemed higher than they had been in years.  CNN and Reuters reported that Iran had dropped multiple demands...

 

Celebrities among us

One of the pleasant surprises I receive as Jewish Pavilion program director is meeting a resident who has extraordinary stories to tell of their lives and people they have met or worked with in the past. One of these residents is Marshall Stoltz. He...

 

Rosen JCC School Out Days

School schedules don’t always line up with work schedules. This is why the Rosen JCC offers School Out Days for kindergarten – 5th grade. When Orange County Public Schools close for holidays or staff training the Rosen JCC offers a fun...

 

General Mills partially reverses removal of Pillsbury products from Israel

(JNS) — After the Jewish investor network, JLens placed General Mills on its “Do Not Invest” list, it says the conglomerate is partially reversing its decision to remove its subsidiary Pillsbury brand entirely from Israel, months after selling...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    September 9, 2022

NYPD to increase patrols in Williamsburg due to rise in antisemitic hate crimes

(New York Jewish Week) — NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a press conference on Monday evening that the police will increase patrols near synagogues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, due to an increase in antisemitic attacks happening throughout...

 

Fear of Trump kept Iran in compliance of nuclear deal, says former Israeli security chief

Iranian leaders feared former President Donald Trump, and after the killing of a top Iranian general, Tehran adhered to the terms of the nuclear deal, a former top Israeli national security official said Tuesday. Speaking with Channel 14, Jacob Nage...

 

Israel's pivot away from China towards India signals understanding of US concerns

(JNS) — Under pressure from Washington, Israel appears to be slowly withdrawing from its business relationship with China, while simultaneously building one with India. According to Jonathan...

 

Yeshiva University appeals to Supreme Court

(JNS) — The question of whether America’s oldest Jewish university must recognize an LGBTQ club is now heading to the Supreme Court. New York City-based Yeshiva University filed an emergency request on Monday to stay a lower court ruling that...

 

A shared Shabbat

This past Friday the residents of The Grove at Trelago celebrated Shabbat with Jewish Pavilion. Sadly, this was Julie Levitt Bain's last scheduled week serving this community. Lauren Sharfstein is...

 

This Missouri bagel shop went viral for its Talmud-inspired effort to feed the needy

(JTA) - "Whoever needs, come and eat." That's the quote from the Talmud - the book of Jewish law - that welcomes customers to Goldie's Bagels in Columbia, Missouri, telling them that people who...

 

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