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 News    April 21, 2017 

Remember the fallen and rejoice in Israel's independence

There are two events coming up at The Roth Family JCC. First, on Sunday, April 30, they will remember Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror at the annual Yom Hazikaron/Israel Memorial Day...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Reception for HaZamir Orlando

Congregation of Reform Judaism is holding an open house reception on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the synagogue, featuring a live performance of music by the HaZamir Orlando Chapter members-Alexa Schein,...

 
 News    April 21, 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    April 21, 2017 

Orlando innovation briefing at AIPAC meeting

AIPAC is hosting a program titled "The Dynamics of Israel's Technology Market" with Daniel Frankenstein, co-founder and managing partner at Janvest Capital Partners. This event will be held Tuesday,...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Michelangelo's connection to Judaism and Kabbala

On April 25, Rabbi Benjamin Blech will discuss his book and research in to the secrets that Michelangelo wove in to his painting at the Sistine Chapel. The event is being hosted by Chabad Centers of...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

The annual J Ball is coming

Celebrate the "Magic of the J-Then, Now and Always" as The Roth Family JCC hosts its annual J Ball on Wednesday, May 10 at the Orlando Museum of Art. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar,...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

April showers bring May flowers

For the residents at Brookdale Island Lake flowers came early thanks to Zack Goldberg of Alexis Home Care. Goldberg is happy to deliver "Friday Flowers" in time for the weekly Shabbat celebration...

 

Asher Ravede-youngest inductee into Running Series Hall of Fame

A few weeks ago The Heritage ran a story about Central Florida residents Jules and Elyse Baclar, who are marathon runners. Now in their late 60s and early 70s, they are still running strong. Asher...

 

Survivor to speak at high school

On Wednesday, April 26, Club L'Chaim and students at Lake Brantley High School will present a discussion about combating hate in current times. Titled "Never Again!" the keynote speaker of the...

 

Federation's 'Pomegranates' celebrate philanthropy

A group of women dedicated to improving the world gathered March 30 at the home of Betsy Cohen for the annual reception of the Pomegranate Society, part of the Women's Philanthropy division of the...

 

A high school groups' stand against anti-Semitism

Back in March, several Lake Brantley High Jewish students decided to do something about the anti-Semitic vandalism that had taken place on their school grounds. At a meeting of Club L'Chaim-the...

 

Make May 7th 'Golfer's Day,' with the Pavilion Golf Society

While Golfer's Day is officially marked in early April, it has been suggested that this 'above-par celebration' be moved to May 7th in honor of the Pavilion Golf Society (PGS) Tournament to be held...

 

Remembering the six million, the rescuers and liberators

Each year the Holocaust Center hosts Yom HaShoah, A Day of Remembrance, to remember the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. On this special day the Jewish community stands with the local survivors and remember the families they lost....

 

Fifth annual Shabbat 1000 celebrated at UCF

On Friday, March 3rd, hundreds of students from the University of Central Florida community came together for the fifth annual mega Shabbat dinner in the Pegasus Ballroom.  The goal of the "Shabbat...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students prepare for Passover

Mah Nishtanah? What’s new at the Jewish Academy of Orlando? Preparations for Passover, that’s what’s new! And these preparations were in high gear prior to the Passover holiday, which began on April 10. The students learned the different parts...

 

Heartfelt Shabbat programs

Harriet Moldau may be in town only part of the year, but fortunately she shares much of that time enriching, visiting and educating Jewish seniors in our community. A huge thank you to Harriet for...

 

Genealogists learn how to use DNA tests to discover missing ancestors

The eighth in the series of 10 monthly JGSGO (Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando) workshops was held at Central Florida Hillel, UCF on April 4. The guest speaker was genetic genealogist...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 7, 2017

Humor and BFFs always in fashion with Jewish Pavilion honoree Marlene Adler

If you are looking for Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show honoree Marlene Adler try giving her BFF, Susan Livingstone, a call. That's how Marlene's husband, Lee Adler, recommends finding her when she...

 

JFS Orlando kicks off its 2017 Restock Challenge

Spring is in the air and it’s time to clean out your pantries, making it the perfect time to donate those non-perishable food items to restock the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry shelves as JFS hosts its Restock Challenge from April 1 to April 20....

 

Do you know how much you say?

The Hadassah Chapter of Williamsburg will host speaker Sande Berkowitz at their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Parkview Point Clubhouse in Williamsburg, which is near Sea World. Berkowitz’s topic is “You Say More...

 

The Jewish Chamber of Commerce's flagship event opens with Jewish Pavilion spokeswoman and singer Jesse Cutler

On Thursday, March 23, the Orlando Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) kicked off its flagship event at the DoveCote Brasserie in the Bank of America building in downtown Orlando. Despite gusty winds,...

 

JAO students share home court with NBA star

How did Enes Kanter, center for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, end up shooting hoops with Jewish Academy of Orlando students last month? The story began when the Maitland Jewish Community Campus,...

 

A novel way to learn fractions by making pizza

A fraction of something is easy to define, it is a bit of a larger whole. Yet, fractions in mathematics is a subject area that can be difficult for students to comprehend and even harder to work with...

 

New counselor at JFS Orlando

JFS Orlando welcomes Ashlyn Douglas-Barnes, a licensed clinical social worker and qualified clinical supervisor, to the Counseling, Growth and Development Program as a clinical therapist supervisor....

 

A community briefing from ADL

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation will host an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Community Briefing on Tuesday, April 4th from 7-8:30 p.m. at the...

 

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