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 By Christine DeSouza    News    March 24, 2017 

Meet the new rabbi in town

Rabbi Mendy Bronstein with his wife, Mussie, and three children (Yaakov, Batya and Bina ka"h) hit the ground running, so to speak, when they arrived in Altamonte Springs last September. They came...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

New JAO director of academics

This past week, Jewish Academy of Orlando invited its new director of academics to speak to the parent body. Alan Rusonik, head of school, announced that Nikki Buyna will start in June. As director...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

The next 'My Jewish Roots' workshop roadshow: Analyze your DNA results

The April “My Jewish Roots” workshop, “Analyze Your DNA Results” is for anyone with an autosomal DNA test from any of the three major testing companies, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, or Ancestry.com. You likely have a very long list of potential...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Learn what's going on with I-4 at the next J-Lunch

The I-4 Ultimate project is the largest infrastructure project in Florida history. The public-private partnership is completely reconstructing 21 miles of the interstate in Orange and Seminole counties, including 15 major intersections and 140...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Passover cooking and Matzah Ball drop at COS

Congregation Ohev Shalom invites the community to participate in two enjoyable events that mark the weeklong celebration of Passover. Around the Jewish table cooking on Sunday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. and the Matzah Brei Brunch and Matzah Ball drop...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Orlando Hadassah brings Cuban author to town

The Orlando Chapter Hadassah presents "Lunch with Cuban-born author Marisella Veiga" on Tuesday, April 4, at Congregation Ohev Shalom at 11:30 a.m. She will present her book, "We Carry Our Homes With...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Money sought for Jewish schools

The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved a measure setting aside $1.5 million to enhance security at all Jewish day schools in Florida. Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, said there had been 154 bomb threats reported at Je...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

COS Men's Club and Sisterhood sponsor art auction

On Sunday evening, April 2, the Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom will be sponsoring an art exhibition and auction featuring art in all media and price ranges. Approximately 160 pieces of art, memorabilia. and glass will be...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Hadassah of Williamsburg upcoming meetings

The Hadassah Chapter of Williamsburg will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m., at the Parkview Point Clubhouse in Williamsburg, which is near Sea World. The speaker for the meeting will be Sandy Berkowitz, who’s topic will...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    March 24, 2017 

Got sneakers? Please share for the homeless

It's not hard to be moved by an article that shares the story of struggling families, whether they are dealing with homelessness, hunger, or underemployment. What is hard is taking that desire to...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    News    March 24, 2017 

Teens and elders discuss present-day plagues

As Passover seders approach next month, and many Jews again recite the list of 10 plagues that were wrought upon the Egyptians, it behooves us to consider, "What are today's modern-day plagues, and...

 
 By Cantor Nina Fine    News    March 24, 2017 

Mezuzah mitzvah

Earlier this year during a Shabbat service with the Jewish Pavilion, a resident had requested a mezuzah for her room. She is a survivor of the Holocaust and she “hid” from persecution at a Catholic orphanage in Belgium. Her request inspired me...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Temple Israel/Temple Shir Shalom MAGAL celebrate Purim together

The festival spirit was alive and well during Purim 2017 at the Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning (MAGAL), the collaborative religious school between Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom....

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    March 17, 2017

The amazing Orlando Jewish community crushed it!

Due to the added costs resulting from the recent bomb threats that JCCs have received since Jan. 4, The Roth Family Jewish Community Center took a risk. In order to raise the needed monies to cover...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Henri Landwirth honored

KISSIMMEE-Give Kids the World Village's Ice Cream Palace is getting a new look and new name to honor the 90th birthday of Village founder Henri Landwirth. The Ice Cream Palace will become "Henri's...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Orlando teens participate in International CTeen NYC Weekend

"It was a time square takeover! The Jewish pride was epic!" This was just one of the many comments made by the Orlando teens who participated in the annual CTeen NYC Shabbaton. CTeen, the fastest...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Deadline near for Israel travel scholarships

Students interested in applying for an Israel travel scholarship through the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando have until midnight March 31 to complete an online application. The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Spring Break: Passover experience at Orlando Torah Academy

Can you believe that Passover is just around the corner? With the Orange County Public Schools on Spring Break, Orlando Torah Academy is excited to offer children a one day “Passover Experience” to prepare them for the special holiday. Every...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Proud to be Jewish at Lake Brantley High

In light of recent incidents of anti-Semitism, students at Lake Brantley High School's Club L'Chaim joined a discussion about anti-Semitism and Purim, and what they could do to make a difference. The...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Jewish Chamber of Commerce meeting

The Jewish Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Dovecoat restaurant in the Bank of America building. The event will be attended by the Director of Multicultural Affairs for the City of Orlando, Luis...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Calling all elder-care residents:

Are your mom and dad spending time with the Jewish Pavilion? This past Shabbat, Don, a resident of an Altamonte care home, enjoyed the warmth and companionship of volunteers Morris and Sheila Rashy,...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Orlando Hadassah's heartfelt appreciation for a successful luncheon

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah recently held the Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Fashion Show Luncheon at the Westin Hotel in Lake Mary/Heathrow. Once again this annual event proved to be a great...

 
 By Dori Gerber    News    March 17, 2017

SPARK ignites empowerment for Orlando's Jewish women

What do you get when 100 Jewish women spend the weekend together learning and laughing in luxury? A SPARK! The weekend of Feb. 24-26 was the first SPARK Women's Retreat, where all of the women...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Congregation Beth Am's Mitzvah Brigade chooses dignity

On Feb. 15, five members of Congregation Beth Am's Mitzvah Brigade joined together with other faith communities as members of the IDignity Seminole Program. The IDignity goal is to help...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Jewish Academy kindergartners close Shabbat with Havdalah

Jewish Academy of Orlando's kindergarten hosted a program, "Shema Pillowcase." This program is the culminating activity for the Shabbat and Havdalah units in kindergarten. All year the...

 

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