Florida

Mike Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Jewish Democratic Council

The group said that encouraging Jewish voters in swing states to vote for Joe Biden is pivotal for his chances to be elected as president.

18/10/2020
Florida school board votes to rehire principal accused of Holocaust denial

The board was divided 4-3, with the only Jewish board member arguing strenuously against Latson’s rehiring.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
09/10/2020
Arrivals: A dream come true

Prof. Jeffrey (66) and Aviva (63) Kashuk: From Palm Beach, Florida, and Saginaw, Michigan to Jerusalem, 1996 and 2012

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
07/10/2020
The “Dimensions in Testimony” program
USC Shoah Foundation partners with new Holocaust museum in Florida

The Florida Holocaust Center announced that it would be expanding into downtown Orlando in 2018, moving from its current 7,000 square foot showroom to a 40,000 square foot facility.

An empty classroom
Florida principal who made Holocaust comments may be rehired this week

William Latson was fired from his position in October 2019, and the Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday will vote whether to reinstate him and if he's eligible for back pay.

By AUSTEN ERBLAT/SUN SENTINEL/TNS
06/10/2020
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft
Prosecutors drop solicitation charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft

The defense claimed the footage was illegally obtained and violates Kraft’s constitutional rights.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/09/2020
RJC head: ‘Jewish vote in Florida to be decisive for Trump victory’

Executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America insists Jewish voters trust Biden on all issues, will increase share of Jewish vote in upcoming election

A car drives along an empty highway in Miami before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in south Florida
Florida to issue 'Florida Stands with Israel' license plates

Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (HB 1135) on Friday, before Rosh Hashanah, which authorized the creation of the special license plate.

The Miami Herald
Miami Herald apologizes for running antisemitic, racist ads for months

“The fact that no one in leadership, beginning with us, had previously read this advertising insert until this issue was surfaced by a reader is distressing."

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
18/09/2020
Florida Latinos flooded with antisemitic conspiracy theories

The exact origin of the messages — which are circulating in groups on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, or on social media — is unclear.

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/09/2020
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