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PBS 'Finding Your Roots' host highlights genealogy conference

Next week, July 23 to 28, a thousand or more avid Jewish genealogists will gather for the annual International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies conference at the Swan Resort in Orlando....

 
 News    July 21, 2017 

Fun, food and friends at Temple Israel's Fourth Annual Sha-Ba-BQ

Savor the last bit of summer at Temple Israel's fourth annual Sha-Ba-BQ on Friday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at 50 South Moss Road in Winter Springs. This special indoor and outdoor celebration features great...

 
 News    July 21, 2017 

Cool off with Shabbat Sababa at Ohev Shalom

It's been a long, hot summer so far. But don't let the dog days get you down-there's a chance to cool off. On Friday evening, July 28, at 7:30 p.m., Congregation Ohev Shalom will host Shabbat Sababa,...

 
 News    July 21, 2017 

The brave Tuskegee airmen who flew the 'Red Tails'

There were 355 Tuskegee airmen pilots in World War II. Their mission was to escort bombers to their destinations. Only 66 airmen lost their lives, and the group lost the fewest number of bombers to...

 

New community relations director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has hired Ben Friedman as its new director of Community Relations and Leadership Development. He replaces Marli Porth, who has moved out of state with her...

 

Rosie Miller joins JFS Orlando

Eric Geboff, executive director of JFS Orlando, announced today that Rosie Miller has joined the Winter Park-based nonprofit, human service agency as development director.  Miller brings a rich and...

 

Losing my friend, Lois Joan Tannenbaum, July 4, 2017

These were my immediate thoughts when-just like each of you-I tried to absorb the shock. Each of you has Lois memories-these are some of mine.  Losing Lois. On my 42nd birthday in 1981, Lois and...

 

Holocaust Center welcomes Tuskegee airman on July 23

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida is thrilled to welcome Winter Park native and Tuskegee airman, Chief Master Sergeant Richard R. Hall, Jr., to the...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg July schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg,...

 

Holocaust education through a civics lens

On Monday morning, June 12, I entered the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida in Maitland looking forward to spending five busy days writing middle school civics lessons...

 

Shout out to a special Kinneret resident

Program Director Walter Goldstein of The Jewish Pavilion would like to recognize George at Kinneret Apartments, who, after 90 years, is still helping people. He served in the military in WWII; he...

 

Trio of Civil Rights exhibits now on display at the Holocaust Center

This summer, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is inviting visitors to join them in a conversation about the local, national, and international struggle for civil...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    July 7, 2017

Decaying relations with Diaspora yield bold words in Israel, but little action

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli politicians rushed to condemn their government's decision Sunday to freeze a plan promoting pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall. Voices from across the political spectrum,...

 

Federation kicks off season of sharing the love

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's "Summer of Love" has arrived. The season of saying "thank you" to the local Jewish community kicked off June 19, ushering in a full week of activities...

 

JFS Orlando kicks off Summer Food Drive

As the school year comes to an end, Central Florida students who depend on free and reduced lunches will no longer have access to proper and nutritious food. To help with this situation, JFS Orlando kicked off its Summer Food Drive, which began...

 

RAISE accepting applications

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 opened on June 26, 2017. RAISE...

 

JCC 39ers learn about Medicare at free class

On Monday, June 19, the JCC 39ers hosted an educational class titled "Medicare 101" given by Bracha Leibowitz. The 39ers are a daytime group for seniors who get together weekly at The Roth Family JCC...

 

Kinneret hires new director

Sharon F. Weil has been hired as the new director of Programming and Development at the Kinneret Council on Aging. She follows Leslie Collin who led Kinneret for 10 years from 2007 to 2017. Weil will...

 

The rise of the Nazi Party focus of Holocaust Center Teacher's Institute

From June 4-9th, educators from around the state gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland for their annual Teacher's Institute on Holocaust education. The...

 

Survey: PJ Library Orlando is strengthening Jewish values, engagement

A popular Jewish children's book program is helping to preserve the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture, one book at a time. PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation,...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    June 30, 2017

Water-Gen launches first water pilot program in Florida

(JTA)-Large parts of Florida are suffering from severe drought, and hurricane season threatens to make things worse. Enter Water-Gen, an Israeli company whose technology captures humidity to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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"...

 

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...

 

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