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 News    June 14, 2019 

Graduates of Jewish Academy find success in local private and public schools

On May 30, Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated the class of 2019 with acceptances to their top-choice middle schools, including a 100 percent acceptance rate at both Trinity Preparatory School and...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    June 14, 2019 

DeSantis hailed for making the sunshine state 'most pro-Israel' in America

(JNS)-In the midst of his whirlwind week-long Florida governor's business development mission to Israel with more than 100 delegation participants, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Gush Etzion region, ju...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

Looking for future leaders

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Jerome J. Bornstein Leadership Development Program is accepting applications for its fall 2019 class. Co-chairs Rhonda Forest and Abby Nelson opened the Bornstein Program’s application period in a...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

Little Free Library comes to Winter Springs

Temple Israel installed a Little Free Library on Sunday, May 19, outside the synagogue facing Moss Road. The installation event took place during a worldwide Little Free Library weekend celebrating th...

 
 By Julie Levitt    News    June 14, 2019 

That's a wrap!

All good things must come to end. Thankfully the monthly musicals at Brookdale Lake Orienta will continue in September. What a wonderful "season" it had been with some of the most wonderful entertaine...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

The Israeli Friendship Caravan returns to Brevard County

Ten Israeli high school student performers will present a high-energy song and dance performance on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Viera,...

 
 By Jonathan Feldstein    News    June 14, 2019 

Comfort and prayer for Israel's president

Most people at least recognize the name of Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. But few outside Israel know the name of Israel's president, or that Israel even has one. In Israel, the prime...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 14, 2019 

Massachusetts pro-Israel groups condemn state Democratic lawmakers for joint CAIR event

(JNS)—A number of Massachusetts Jewish and pro-Israel groups are condemning several Democratic state lawmakers for participating in an Eid al-Fitr event at the Massachusetts State House that was co-hosted by the Massachusetts branch of the Council...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

US sends 900 new troops to Saudi Arabia and Qatar

(JNS)—The United States has sent 900 new troops to Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid the threat from Iran, announced U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Wednesday, May 29. “I don’t see a change in any behavior,” he told reporters on...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

Do a mitzvah, be a volunteer!

The Jewish Pavilion is an organization that connects Jewish seniors with their heritage and roots. A large number of senior living facilities have ongoing Shabbat and holiday programs while other residences have visitations by staff and volunteers...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 14, 2019 

Entertaining evening benefitted Jewish Pavilion

A sellout crowd of 225 Jewish Pavilion supporters and Citrus Club members gathered in early June for a fun and relaxed networking and social event in the Citrus Club's opulent downtown setting. The...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

Florida enacts law barring anti-Semitism, religious discrimination in schools

(JNS)—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Wednesday, May 29, barring anti-Semitism and other religious discrimination in the Sunshine State’s public schools. The Florida state legislature unanimously passed the legislation in both...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 14, 2019 

13 Democratic candidates delivered videos to this Jewish conference-the different messages hint at what's to come

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Everyone started by praising the American Jewish Committee, naturally enough. But in their video greetings to the group’s annual policy forum here, 13 Democratic candidates...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

Florida signs partnerships with Tel Aviv University

(JNS)—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed eight historic memorandum of understandings (MOUs) between Florida institutions of higher learning and Tel Aviv University on Monday as part of a four-day trade mission to Israel to boost Florida’s economy....

 
 By Yossi Lempkowicz    News    June 14, 2019 

European rabbis take to the streets in Ulm, Germany

(EJP via JNS) BERLIN—Forty rabbis from all over Europe walked the streets of the German city of Ulm on Tuesday, a couple of days after Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, advised Jews against wearing kipot, or skullcaps, in public...

 
 By Jonathan Feldstein    News    June 14, 2019 

The world responds to help children devastated by fires

Israel needs your prayers, and help. Almost overnight, wildfires broke out, scorching acres, burning dozens of houses including entirely destroying a whole community. Over 3500 people have been evacuated as Israel braces for more. So far. Israel is...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

US Ambassador to Israel slams Obama Mideast policies

(JNS)—In a commencement speech on Thursday to Yeshiva University graduating students, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman slammed the Obama administration’s treatment of Israel compared to that of the current one. “Should Israel still nego...

 
 News    June 14, 2019 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of thousands attend New York’s Celebrate Israel Parade By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Some 40,000 marchers participated in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Hundreds of thousands of onlookers lined the parade rout...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 14, 2019 

Illinois high school district in the spotlight for 'Teaching Palestine' course

(JNS)—An Illinois school district is under fire for a course offered to teachers titled “Teaching Palestine.” The Niles Township High School District 219 serves Lincolnwood and parts of Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie in Cook County, home to Chi...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 14, 2019 

Chicago-area high school pulls support for teacher

CHICAGO (JTA)—A high school district with a large Jewish population has withdrawn its recommendation of an optional training opportunity for teachers called “Teaching Palestine” after local teachers, synagogues and national organizations...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 14, 2019 

AIPAC and J Street support bipartisan effort to restore funds for Israeli-Palestinian peace dialogue

WASHINGTON (JTA)-An array of pro-Israel groups are backing a bipartisan bill that would seed investment in the Palestinian areas and restore funding to peace dialogue programming that the Trump admini...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    June 7, 2019

JFGO speaks out against anti-Israel rant

A recent Orlando Sentinel guest commentary by Zaina Alsous, a Palestinian-American organizer with the Dream Defenders in Miami and Donna Nevel, a community psychologist and educator and a Jewish social justice activist living in South Florida,...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 7, 2019

Israel is holding new elections

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The blame game started shortly after midnight Thursday morning. The Knesset's vote to dissolve itself and hold a second national election in five months had hardly been posted on the c...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 7, 2019

Undone by Brexit, May resigns

(JTA)-Theresa May, who announced her resignation on Friday as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, will be remembered as one of her country's shortest-serving and least popular leaders. Blamed...

 

Scenes from sold-out JAO performance of 'Junie B. Jones'

It's too bad there could be only one performance of "Junie B. Jones-The Musical" by Jewish Academy of Orlando students, because they wowed the audience at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center....

 

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