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 News    May 26, 2017 

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....

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

What is the status on anti-Semitism today?

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Jewish Community Relations Council is organizing and hosting a community briefing with Eric Ross, associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Pavilion Golf Tournament keeps ball in play for Orlando Senior Help Desk

The Fifth Annual Pavilion Golf Society was marked by friends, fairways, food, family, and the many fans of honorees, Elise and Dr. Henry Schilowitz. More than 80 golfers were in full swing at The...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Enjoying her Heritage!

Gloria Green, a former Jewish Pavilion program director, stopped by to see her friend Sylvia last week at Plantation Oaks assisted-living facility. Green reported that Sylvia is still getting The...

 

Eliscu's newest book published

ORLANDO-Medical marketing specialist and author Andrea T. Eliscu, BS, RN, just released "It's Personal: The Art of Building Your Practice," her latest book on how to successfully market medical...

 

Huge win secured for Jewish schools

Teach Florida, a project of the Orthodox Union, secured a historic victory for Jewish schools in the 2017-18 Florida state budget, which allocates $645,000 to enhance security in Jewish day schools. This is the first time that the state of Florida...

 

Genealogy workshops and IAJGS Intl. Conference

Do you have unanswered questions about family lost during the Holocaust? Attend the free upcoming JGSGO Workshop “Holocaust Research,” presented by Marlis Humphrey, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Thur...

 

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....

 

Book launch and signing at the Holocaust Center

Featuring narrative poetry about real people from the Holocaust, author Holly Mandelkern will launch her first book, "Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in Poetry," at The Holocaust Memorial...

 

JFGO's Brennan attends Federation- organized security conference

Andy Brennan, security director of the Maitland Jewish Community Campus, was among more than 40 security directors from across the nation who convened in early May for a security summit in...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    News    May 19, 2017

69 reasons to love Israel shared at inter-generational program

"When I was so young, I didn't recognize the significance of Israel's becoming a state." So said one of the mature adults at Village On The Green senior community in Longwood, speaking of her...

 

Jewish Academy presents Living History Museum

The students of the Jewish Academy of Orlando took a step back in time as all grades visited the fifth grade Living History Museum. This interactive program is the culminating project of their...

 

Oppenheims and Katherine Ramsberger to receive the JNF Tree of Life award

Jewish National Fund will host the annual Tree of Life™ Award Gala at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 15, 2017 to honor Nina and Ron Oppenheim and Katherine...

 

After 17 years, Wladis leaves JAO

On Friday, April 28, the Jewish Academy of Orlando bid farewell to Shari Wladis, principal of the Jewish Academy of Orlando. The entire school community of students, teachers and parents commemorated...

 

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....

 

Jewish Community Shavuot program at Temple Israel

Shavuot is the second of three historical pilgrimage/agricultural festivals mentioned in the Torah. It is also known as Z’man Matan Torateinu—the Time of the Giving of our Torah at Mount Sinai. Therefore, the study of Torah is a cornerstone of...

 

Sharing the goodness witnessed in Israel

On Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m., Pastor Roger Diaz of Fellowship Church in Winter Springs will give a presentation on the goodness he has witnessed in Israel as he takes groups of Christians to...

 

First Orlando 'Roots-athon' promises discoveries

Just like a “Hackathon” where people gather together to work on finding challenge-driven solutions, the Jewish Genealogical Society is sponsoring the first ever Orlando “Roots-athon.” The event is open to anyone who is interested in...

 

JGSGO "My Jewish Roots" Workshop 'Jewish Names'

The ninth in the series of ten monthly JGSGO (Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando) Workshops was held at The Roth Family JCC on May 2, 2017. The guest speaker was Warren Blatt, managing...

 

Celebrating Passover at Westminster Towers

The Jewish Pavilion was thrilled to have husband and wife, Joe and Renee, join in, as well as several other Jewish residents and almost 20 students from the Trinity Christian Academy's Jewish history...

 

Lucky seniors at Atria Park love their Shabbats

Judy Suberman is shown here (standing) with very lucky seniors residing at Atria Park at Lake Forest. Lucky because they benefit from her friendship, dedication and kindness. Passover customs and the...

 

Jewish Pavilion gives residents opportunity to observe Yom HaShoah

The residents at The Watercrest of Lake Nona and Jewish Pavilion Program Director Walter Goldstein observed the candle lighting ceremony of Yom HaShoah. Six candles were lit in remembrance of the 6...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 12, 2017

Business Update: Renee Friedman named OBJ 2017 Business Woman of the Year

After the recession slowed most businesses down considerably, Renee Friedman's team of 14 at FastSigns Orlando Central, under her leadership, hunkered down to make 2016 the company's best year since...

 

A challah key to happiness for Shabbat

As the parsha (portion of the Torah) for the Shabbat of April 28 was about all sorts of skin diseases, Rabbi Arthur Grae of Congregation Ohr Chayim decided instead to talk about the Schlissel (Key)...

 
 News    May 5, 2017

Overflow crowd attends Club L'chaim's first awareness meeting

As a response to recent events of anti-Semitism at Lake Brantley High School, a group of Jewish teens who are members of Club L'chaim at Lake Brantley and their teacher, Dan Smith, partnered with Chab...

 

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