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JFGO's Bornstein leadership alumni reunite

JFGO's Bornstein leadership alumni reunite

Nominations for upcoming Bornstein class now being accepted Aiming to develop effective, inspired leadership for the Central Florida Jewish Community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO)...

Israel off the beaten path

The Zionistas are pleased to present as guest speaker Alan Kornman at the next Zionistas meeting to be held Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. Kornman is the regional coordinator of the United West-Uniting...

JFGO Campaign closing in on $1M

With just days to go in its 2015 Annual Campaign, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is tantalizingly close to hitting the $1 million mark-a mere $1,965 away-for the first time since 2007. As...

Congregation Beth Sholom special Kiddush after service

Rabbi Allen will conduct Saturday morning Sabbath services at 10 a.m., June 27, with a special Kiddush luncheon following to celebrate the marriage of Beth Sholom President Linda Bork Kost and John Kost. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th...

Temple Israel offers Passport to Hebrew summer experience

Each summer, for three days, Temple Israel, located at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs, offers students of all ages and their families an opportunity to have fun and brush up on their Hebrew. This year they will be conducting an archeological...

We need to talk about Rachel Dolezal

(Kveller via JTA)-It's the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter and currently burning up other social media as well: Rachel Dolezal, who resigned on Monday as president of the Spokane chapter of the...

The New Middle East

Now it’s almost official, having become the subject of a detailed article in The Economist. Barack Obama has produced a New Middle East, but it ain’t the one he intended. Democracy has not blossomed as called for in his Cairo speech of 2009....

Why the Iran nuclear deal is a hard sell

With the June 30 deadline for a deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions looming ominously, the Obama administration is having a hard time persuading a skeptical public that these negotiations are going to tame the Tehran regime. On the two...

French rejection of Tel Aviv students echoes 1942 Benzion Netanyahu episode

The world-famous Louvre art museum stands accused of discriminating against Israeli students, after being exposed by some clever amateur investigative journalism that echoes a 1940s incident involving the father of Israel’s current prime...

Time to fight back

My grandfather, Abraham Shiplacoff, was a proud Jew. He was a Socialist labor leader in Brooklyn who led the Ladies Garment Workers’ Union into the American Federation of Labor, believing that Jewish workers should have the same rights and...

Assault on free speech

This is what it boils down to: Either relinquish some of our freedom of speech or offend fanatic Muslims who are willing to kill anyone who does not obey the Islamic faith. I am disgusted with the main street media and politically correct...

PBS special examines 'Seeds of Conflict' in Middle East

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Conflict between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East now appears a permanent condition, but it didn't have to be that way, according to a one-hour PBS special premiering on June 30....

Scene Around

They have our back? Jolly good!... I read this in this month's World Jewish Congress (WJC) Digest. I found it very interesting... hopefully true... and I pass it along to you: The WJC praised British ...

Chabad communities welcome baby Breina Majesky

"Dear Breina, Welcome to a wonderful world and a warm and loving family - by family I include our wonderful community who truly are family," shared Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad of North Orlando, at...

Breaking magic records in the name of peace

ISRAEL21c-On June 1, more than 1500 Jewish, Christian and Muslim schoolchildren from across Haifa helped set the world record for the largest magic lesson. The students, representing every school in ...

Israeli dancer turns heads on dance competition

Those who tune into "So You Think You Can Dance" got a nice surprise last Monday as Israeli-born Asaf Goren, who calls himself "The Hebrew Breaker," brought down the house with his style of B–boy...

Seeking kin: Did ex-colleagues rekindle their special friendship?

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-In the mid-1990s, Zvia Mordechai was newly divorced with two sons when Marlene Alvez, then in her early 20s,...

Kinneret residents serve up some sweet; some spicy and a lot of ingenuity

Tuesday mornings have become a busy place for Kinneret residents. In addition to the usual activities going on, now residents can enjoy the new, Delaney Café-a breakfast and lunch event held in the...

Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burgers

(The Nosher via JTA)-You're back in your summer barbecue groove and have invited friends for a day of sizzling fun. Just as you've settled into your menu choices, you realize that one of your guests...

Blue Jays outfielder a big hit for baseball's hottest team

BALTIMORE (JTA)-Two tattoos sandwich several others along the left arm of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar. One near the shoulder reads "8-14-13," the date of Pillar's major league debut....

Michael Douglas: I 'never felt accepted' as a Jew

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Michael Douglas hadn't heard of the Genesis Prize when he found out that he'd won it. In fact, the Oscar-winning actor was surprised to discover he was even in the running for an...

Obituary - WILLIAM LEIGH SALKIN

William L. “Bill” Salkin, age 59, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Derham House Hospice in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Salkin was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 25, 1955, to the late Sidney and Florence Rapoport Salkin. He moved to...

Obituary - JENNIE BERG

Jennie Berg, age 101 ½, of Casselberry, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Mrs. Berg was born in Detroit, Michigan, on Nov. 14, 1913, one of four daughters, to the late Isaac and Rachel Siegal...

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