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December 6, 2019

Maria Callas

I can't tolerate Holocaust deniers...

I read this recently and repeat the article for you:

"YouTube has adopted a new policy to crack down on hate speech, including neo-Nazi glorification and Holocaust denial.

In a letter to YouTube, CEO SUSAN WOJCICKI, the World Jewish Congress expressed appreciation for the move, writing, 'As you are well aware, radical content of all kinds is a serious problem and the Jewish people are often the targets of such viral and hate-filled material. In recent years, our affiliated communities around the world have witnessed extremist ideologies become amplified on social media platforms. While we know that the task of cracking down on this hatred is difficult, we believe it is absolutely necessary.

YouTube's most recent decisions against the dissemination of this hate speech and Holocaust denial are clear steps in the right direction. By removing these dangerous falsehoods from your platform, you're making the internet a safer place for all users. We hope that YouTube's action on this issue will serve as the new industry standard.'

The WJC is a member of YouTube's trusted-flagger program, working to eliminate all manifestations of anti-Semitism, hate speech, and Holocaust denial from the platforms

And on the subject of hate speech...

"In announcing its new policy, Twitter wrote: Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of offline harm, and research shows that dehumanizing language increases that risk.

As a result, after months of conversations and feedback from the public, external experts and our own teams, we're expanding our rules against hateful conduct to include language that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion."

A special reminder...

(Oh boy! Am I looking forward to this event!)

On Sunday, Dec. 8th at 4 p.m., the "Dazzleling Divas" will perform their holiday show.

It will take place at the VFW Post 8207, 1520 North Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood, beginning at 4 p.m. (Doors open at 3 p.m.)

There will be dinner and a spectacular show for $25 per person. (Group rates are available.)

RSVP to 407-670-4418.

(This is a show you just CAN'T MISS!)

Another reminder...

The Sassy Red Hatter's Floridian Holiday Party will take place at Dubsdread Country Club, 549 West Par Street, Orlando, on Saturday, Dec. 7th, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

There will be a gift exchange ($10 gift card or a gift valued at $10.) And of course, there will be door prizes!

Please RSVP to PATTI DICK at her website prdick44@yahoo.com.

JCC39ers Cinema Sundays...

On 2 p.m. on Dec. 8th at the Maitland JCC Senior Lounge, the documentary "Maria By Callas" will be presented.

Refreshments will be available.

JCC39ers Meet & Mingle Mondays...

On Dec. 9th in the Senior Lounge of the Maitland JCC, beginning at 1 p.m., the musical duo, ROBERT and JOHN from Performing Arts Matter, will entertain.

Refreshments will be served.

JCC39ers Terrific Thursdays...

On Dec. 12th at 12:30 p.m. the Yiddish Circle with VICTOR and BATYA GRANATSTEIN will be presented. Bring your own lunch to this event. The Yiddish Circle will begin at 1 p.m. after lunch.

The Roth Family & Rosen Jewish Community Centers...

I received an email from Maitland JCC Executive Director KEITH DVORCHIK about the upcoming Annual Golf Classic.

On Sunday, Dec. 8th, The Annual Golf Classic will be at Rosen Shingle Creek.

To register and for more information about this special event, contact TARA HARRIS at 407-621-4019.


Keith Dvorchik

While at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant on Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs recently, (I wasn't eating... just accompanying a good friend), our (oops, I mean her) server was very special and right on the ball! Her name is ASHLEY STOECKER. It was a pleasure being served by her... (not me! My friend!)

One for the road...

Three men are discussing their previous night's lovemaking.

Alberto the Italian says, "My wife, I rubbed her all over with fine olive oil, then we make wonderful love. She screamed for five minutes. "

Marcel the Frenchman says, "I smoothed sweet butter on my wife's body, then we made passionate love. She screamed for half an hour." 

Maurice Cohen says, "I covered my wife's body with schmaltz. We made love and she screamed for six hours. "The others say, "Six hours? How did you make her scream for six hours?" Maurice shrugs. "I wiped my hands on the drapes."


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