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 News    June 23, 2017 

International Jewish Genealogy Conference hosts a plethora of talent

What do Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alexander Hamilton and Aida have to do with discovering your ancestors? To find out, join other genalogists at the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish...

 
 News    June 23, 2017 

Anti-Israel march at Lake Eola

There will be a demonstration for the International Day of al-Quds at Lake Eola Park this evening from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., sponsored by the Muslim Congress (muslimcongress.org). The flier for the...

 
 News    June 23, 2017 

Citrus Club 'Happy Hour' unites support for Jewish Pavilion

Cocktails. Crowds. And a worthy cause! The Citrus Club Young Executive Board and the Citrus Club of Orlando brought all three together on Tuesday, June 6, hosting its monthly "United for a Purpose"...

 
 News    June 23, 2017 

Fun Shabbats planned at Congregation Beth Am this summer

While it’s summer vacation at school, Congregation Beth Am is not taking the season off as it hosts Shabbat in the Round and special themed shabbatos services to which the entire community is invited. The CBA sanctuary will be arranged in “the...

 
 News    June 23, 2017 

RAISE applications accepted beginning June 26

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s RAISE program offers paid employment opportunities and social skills training to young adults with special needs. Online application for a limited number of fall positions opens on June 26, 2017. RAISE...

 
 News    June 23, 2017 

Computer-savvy volunteers needed

JFS Orlando is currently recruiting volunteers to assist clients in its computer lab. The computer lab will be offering volunteer shifts Tuesdays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. If you have any interest in...

 

Harriett Lake sponsors a new program at Jewish Academy of Orlando

This week, Jewish Academy of Orlando announced its new program: "Harriett's Art and Performance Program for Youth" (also know as our "HAPPY" program). The program is being funded through a very...

 
 By Michael Tabb    News    June 16, 2017

CRJ puts the Arts in the spotlight

At the end of May 2017, the Congregation of Reform Judaism hosted their first-ever Arts Festival Week that included an art gallery, a variety of free arts workshops, and multiple performances. Each fe...

 

OMC participants win awards in Math Kangaroo Competition

Ari Azbel, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, is a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory and a former student of the Jewish Academy of Orlando. He is also the founder of Orlando Math Circle (www.orlandomathcircle.org), a 501(c)3 organization...

 

Mazel tov to the 2017 Yiddish Class!

Students of Yiddish received their graduation certificate for completing Yiddish 101 at the final class taught by Joan Pohl at Brookdale Island Lake. Participants have been attending class each month...

 
 By Robyn B. Heyman    News    June 9, 2017

Florida Region AZA and BBG reunion planned for Orlando June 30 - July 2

It was the summer before ninth grade and I was invited to a BBG and AZA membership party at the home of the Behr family. The home was filled with other kids new to B’nai Brith, as well as members that we met and learned from about the opportunity...

 

Federation's 'Summer of Love'

Fifty years after the original "Summer of Love" ushered in a counterculture revolution in America, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is launching its own Summer of Love, though with a very...

 

Governor Scott visits OTA

Florida Governor Rick Scott, joined by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and State Representative Randy Fine, visited Orlando Torah Academy on Tuesday to highlight his new bill providing security funding for...

 

JFS Restock Challenge rocks

JFS Orlando, the Winter Park-based nonprofit, human service agency, has collected over 7,500 pounds of food and over $18,000 in cash donations during its annual Pantry Restock Challenge. The Challenge ran for one month and the goal was to restock...

 

Federation offering JTEN grants for 2017-18

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Jewish Teen Education grant program and is now accepting grant requests for 2017-18 academic year. Federation’s JTEN (Jewish Teen Education Network) offers...

 

Heritage nominations for Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community....

 

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg June schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the synagogue that feels like family. Congregation Beth Sholom’s Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is this evening, June 9th at 7 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The Rabbi’s Torah Roundtable Dis...

 

100 years in 60 minutes

Kehillah, which is Hebrew for community, tells the vibrant story of the Jewish community’s past and present in the Orlando area. On Monday, June 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Roth Family JCC, there will be a special showing of “All About the...

 

Breaking bread together on Shabbat

The staff at The Commons holds a Shabbat lunch each month for its Jewish residents, as well as for the Jewish residents from nearby Windsor Place. Jewish Pavilion Program Director Walter Goldstein...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando 5th grade graduation

On Thursday, May 25, 15 phenomenal students graduated from the 5th grade at the Jewish Academy of Orlando. The ceremony was held in the school's chapel. The program began with the students leading the...

 

'Fairy godmother' helps homeless girls

Congregation Ohev Shalom member Sophie Schaked, 11, competed this past summer with girls from around the country for the title of USA Ambassador National Preteen, which she won. The newly crowned...

 

Holocaust Center talks Jim Crow, local civil rights activists

MAITLAND-This summer, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center extends its conversation about human rights and social justice to a more local focus: the Civil Rights Movement. In a series...

 

'People of the Book' returns for fifth summer

Read any good books lately? Each summer for the past four years, Congregation Ohev Shalom has sponsored "People of the Book: One Book, One Community, One Summer," a chance to read and discuss a book...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community....

 

Mandelkern launches first book,  'Beneath White Stars,' at The Holocaust Center

Over 130 people gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center for the book launch of local poet and Holocaust educator Holly Mandelkern.  The release of her book, "Beneath...

 

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