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JP Connections to honor volunteers Shirley Schoenberger and Dolores Indek

What do you get when you combine a healthy dose of appreciation, a gourmet luncheon with friends, and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping bazaar? The answer is the Jewish Pavilion's "JP Connections,"...

 

HMREC Dinner of Tribute honorees

MAITLAND-In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center and the Central Florida community, the Holocaust Center is pleased to honor...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 17, 2017 

Chabad CTeen members befriend Pavilion seniors

Do you remember when the original trolleys ran in New York state? On Thursday, Oct. 23, 90-year-old Carl from Brookdale Island Lake reflected back on when the trolley ran through the city of Buffalo,...

 

JCC's annual golf classic ready to tee off

The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando will hold its Annual Golf Classic at the Grand Cypress Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Among this year's sponsors are Fast Signs Orlando Central, Chepenik...

 

JFS Orlando Fall Food Drive

The season of giving back is upon us! Donate your nonperishable food items to restock our pantry shelves during the month of November. Monetary donations are also very appreciated, with every $1 donated turning into $6 worth of purchasing power....

 

Beth Sholom November schedule

Celebrate Shabbat and Thanksgiving at Our Saturday Morning Service led by Rabbi Karen Allen, at 10 am on Nov. 25th. Socialize with our members at the Kiddush following the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg, with the...

 

It's time to move your body

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood will host Bethanne Weiss, aka "The Asset Queen," who will demonstrate (with audience participation) simple, fun moves that will help...

 

Shalom, chaverah. Lehitrah, Amy!

Amy Schwartz Kimlat’s last day as marketing director of The Roth Family JCC was Friday, Nov. 10, and although she will no longer be in this position at the J, she will still be around as a volunteer. So the Heritage says “Shalom, chaverah,...

 

Meet the 2018 J-Serve Teen Task Force committee

The 2018 J-Serve Teen Task Force has started planning this year's J-Serve community service projects for 6th-12th graders, beginning Sunday, April 15. The 2018 J-Serve Teen Task Force are (back row...

 

Jewish Chamber of Commerce partakes in historic meeting with Muslim Chamber

An historic gathering took place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, as the Jewish Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Muslim-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida to present a panel discussion on the...

 

Stand up against Hate this Monday evening

Lake Brantley's Club L'Chaim, with Chabad Altamonte Springs present the second event of an ongoing series about Standing up against hate on Monday, Nov. 13 at Lake Brantley High School, 991 Sand Lake...

 

JFS Orlando Thanksgiving

Throughout the year, JFS volunteers deliver kosher meals to older and/or disabled and home-bound adults. As the program continues to expand, JFS Orlando calls upon its volunteer base to assist with the growing need. Meals will be picked up from JFS...

 

A dog, a sukkah, a shofar and a hug

Jewish Pavilion volunteers made sure that senior residents of assisted-living facilities were not forgotten during Sukkot. Shown here (top) is Emily Glickstein with residents during a pet visit at...

 

Hadassah has bras in bloom for breast cancer

Breast cancer research is an organizational priority at Hadassah, all five Bloomingdale's stores in Florida displayed Hadassah's decorated bras from local artists and Hadassah members to raise funds...

 

Christians and Jews bless Israel

One year ago, the first "Bless Israel Summit"-a gathering of Central Florida churches, synagogues, and ministries who support Israel-was held in Orlando. It was an avenue for Christians to show their...

 

Shop Talk: A history of Jewish retail in Greater Orlando 

While Jews have been interwoven in a myriad of ways into the fabric of life in Central Florida-from law to medicine, art to amusement parks, social change to social glitz-no single field has felt the...

 

What do the Palestinians want?

By Christine DeSouza "No one has asked the Palestinian people what they want," stated Bassem Eid at a lecture sponsored by Chabad and AIPAC last Sunday evening. Who speaks on their "behalf"? Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, President Abbas, Fatah...

 

Rollins College enters partnership with Central Florida Hillel

WINTER PARK-Rollins College, in partnership with Central Florida Hillel (CFH), announces the creation of a new Hillel, making Rollins the only small, liberal arts college in the state of Florida to ha...

 

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Dan Harris joins Central Florida Hillel Board of Directors

ORLANDO—ShuffieldLowman attorney Daniel B. Harris was recently appointed as a board member of Central Florida Hillel. Harris has been an active supporter of Central Florida Hillel, and he currently chairs the Governance Committee in addition to...

 

Gov. Scott proposes $1 million for Jewish day schools

Last Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott paid a visit to The Roth Family JCC to announce his proposal of $1million to provide extra security to Jewish day schools throughout Florida. The monies would be...

 

Coming in November, the Jewish Film Festival presents six smash hits

The Roth Family JCC's Jewish Film committee finished the grueling (tongue-in-cheek) task of choosing five films (and one short) out of 104 to present at the Central Florida Jewish Film Festival....

 

JTEN grants for education

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando recently awarded $6,500 in Jewish Teen Education Grants for the 2017-18 academic year. JFGO’s Jewish Teen Education Network, now in its fourth year, awards the grants to support ongoing academic Jewish teen...

 

StandWithUs' Israeli Soldiers Tour once again visits Orlando

On Nov. 1 and 2. Joey and Eden (last names withheld for security purposes) will speak at University High School - ROTC and at University of Central Florida - Hillel.   In its ninth year, IST...

 

Confused about DNA for genealogy? JGSGO can help

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando welcomes JGSGO member and webmaster Dr. Barry Sieger as he presents "Making Sense of DNA For the Genealogist," at the Roth Jewish  Jewish Community...

 

Free mourning and bereavement classes

Death affects everyone differently. For many, their world changes drastically. They may feel their pain physically, emotionally and spiritually. Their feelings may be those of intense grief and sorrow, numbness, fear and shock. Often feelings of...

 

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