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Happy birthday Myrtle Skop Rutberg!

Myrtle S. Rutberg (center) celebrated her 106th Hebrew birthday on Sept. 14 with more than 360 women in the community at Chabad's annual Mega Challah Bake. She is shown here with her caretaker,...

 

Making Challah couldn't be more fun or inspiring

Sept. 14 was an evening of laughter, music, dance, prayer and unity among women at The Roth Family JCC and the Rosen JCC as each dug their hands into bread dough, braiding magnificent round Challah...

 

JFS responds to Hurricane Irma with available services

JFS Orlando is open and ready to assist Central Florida residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, counseling, emergency financial assistance.  It is JFS Orlando’s objective to address the...

 

Synagogue service schedule

Chabad House, Center for Jewish Life (Orthodox) Rabbi Yossi Hecht All services take place at 13030 CR 103 Oxford, Fla. 352-330-4466 www.ourchabad.org Services are free of charge. Please RSVP. Fri. Sept. 29, Kol Nidre, 7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 30, Yom...

 

New beginnings with RAISE

Seated at a wide, long table in a room at Jewish Family Services in Central Florida are seven young adults (over the age of 18) with special needs, each accompanied by one parent who has agreed to...

 

Jewish Pavilion's 2017 High Holiday Schedule

Please join Jewish Pavilion program directors and volunteers for a high holiday service at any of these locations. The services are open to all. If you are looking for an address, please visit The Jewish Pavilion website, www.jewishpavilion.org and...

 

Celebrate a new Rosh Hashanah second day Reform service with Cong. Sinai

Joseph and Lynn Goldovitz, the multi-talented spiritual leaders of Congregation Sinai Minneola will blow the shofar and play the harp as well as conduct the upcoming High Holidays. All holiday events are celebrated and commemorated for 2 days....

 

Looking forward to another great year at Central Florida Hillel

It is a convenient occurrence (philosophically at least) that the Jewish New Year comes each year so close to the start of a new year on campus. Each year we get prepared to greet the New Year filled...

 

2017-18 High Holiday greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

Transitioning to an independent, assisted or skilled nursing facility can be challenging for many seniors, as it is never easy to lose a lifetime of independence. However, Jewish elders face a host...

 

Many new happenings at the Roth Family JCC in the new year

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and the start of new things. With the turn of the seasons from summer to fall, it's a great time for thoughts and introspection. This time of year also happens to...

 

May the Jewish Academy of Orlando grow 'meChayil El chayil'

The number 40 has great significance in the Torah and throughout rabbinic literature. The number 40 usually designates a time of radical transition or transformation. Consider the following: It...

 

Synagogue Service Schedule

Chabad House, Center for Jewish Life (Orthodox) Rabbi Yossi Hecht All services take place at 13030 CR 103 Oxford, Fla. 352-330-4466 www.ourchabad.org Services are free of charge. Please RSVP. Wed. Sept. 20, Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7 p.m., Dinner, 8:15...

 

'The Profound Effect' art exhibit opens at the Holocaust Center

There is a hauntingly solemn-yes not to be missed-art exhibit opening at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center on Sept. 10. The works were created by St. Petersburg artist Judith...

 

Hurricane Harvey relief effort

JFS Orlando has been in contact with its colleagues at Jewish Family Services in Houston. Despite difficult conditions, emergency officials are working to assess the damage that has already left hundreds of thousands of people without power or...

 

Jewish National Fund's 2017 National Conference in South FL

Jewish National Fund is set to host this year’s National Conference in South Florida at The Diplomat Resort and Spa from Nov. 10-13. JNF’s annual Conference brings together over a thousand committed leaders, philanthropists, young professionals,...

 

Central Florida delegation to JCC Maccabi Games returns with medals

A delegation from Central Florida recently returned after competing in the 35th annual JCC Maccabi Games, a weeklong Olympic-style sports competition giving close to 3,000 teens the chance to gather...

 

JFGO meeting, short but sweet

The turn out for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Annual Meeting wasn't as large as in past years. Perhaps the weather, casting a gloomy, gray, cloud-covered sky that threatened rain, put a...

 

Being there...

Alan Kornman was there... he was in Israel to witness the ceremonies remembering the 1967 Six Day War and celebrating the reunification of Jerusalem 50 years ago. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m., he will share with us, in film and in words,...

 

What's happening at Jewish Pavilion? Music Fest 2017!

On Oct. 15, The Jewish Pavilion will get it's "groove on", bringing the community together with their new fall festival, MUSIC FEST 2017 in memory of Inez and Teddy Snyder, with all proceeds...

 

Attend an Israeli Dance Workshop

On Sunday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be a special Israeli dance workshop with professional Israeli dance teacher Danny Pollock. He has been teaching Israeli folk-dance for more...

 

JSU brings Holocaust speakers to Oviedo High

Holocaust survivors Genia Kutner and Gerald Biegel will share their stories with high school students (and anyone else who would like to attend) at Oviedo High School on Sept. 12. The program,...

 

Young and old enjoy cool fun on a hot summer day

What do young people do on a hot summer day at Camp J? They go to join a group of seniors at Brookdale Lake Orienta for a "Game Day."  Almost 40 teen-aged campers enjoyed an afternoon bonding with...

 

What to do when hate speech is in your face

Tuesday evening, Aug. 22, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center hosted a panel discussion on free speech vs. hate speech. The timely dialogue was arranged as a result of the...

 
 By Alan Kornman    News    September 1, 2017

It's chop-chop, adios from professor who fears defending Islamic law

On Aug. 17, the ‘Florida Atlantic University professor and president of the Islamic Society of Boca Raton, Fla., Bassem Alhalabi, agreed to publicly defend the Shariah Islamiyya (Islamic Law) but ran away in shame from the venue minutes before...

 

Business update: Marc Auster 'unravels' the Medicare maze

Attention all Medicare beneficiaries! Marc Auster, an independent Medicare insurance agent, wants all Medicare beneficiaries to know that the annual enrollment period begins Oct. 15. That is when...

 

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