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 News    February 24, 2017 

Chabad and UCF Jewish community to unite for Shabbat 1000

Hundreds of Orlando college students, faculty, staff and community members will gather together for a celebration of Jewish unity at the fifth annual Mega Shabbat on UCF's campus. The traditional...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Time to spring into fashion

On Thursday, April 20, the Jewish Pavilion will host its annual fashion show, where giving back to the senior community is always in style, honoring Friends Board secretary and resident "Funny...

 
 By Sarah Cooper    News    February 24, 2017 

Coming up-J-Serve Teen Task Force day

Save the date! The J-Serve Teen Task Force is more than excited to introduce J-Serve Orlando 2017 on Sunday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at the JCC. J-Serve is the international day of Jewish youth service,...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Temple Israel offers kosher-for-Passover wine tasting

The Membership Committee of Temple Israel has planned a kosher-for-Passover wine tasting at Total Wine, 160 E. Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs on Saturday, March 4. Temple Israel members and...

 
 By Edith Schulman    News    February 24, 2017 

These gals put the '8 Over 80' event together

The 8 Over 80 Honorary Dinner on March 5, sponsored by Kinneret Council on Aging, is to be a lovely affair, with eight octogenarians showing the community what it is to create a legacy of activism,...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

The roles of Jews in pre-Civil War Florida

Harry Green of the Amelia Island Museum of History will give “A Review of Jewish Influence in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South” with a focus on St. Augustine’s David Yulee, the first Jew to serve in the United States Senate, on Monday, Feb....

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Hundreds celebrate at Federation's Choices 2017

A capacity crowd of more than 460 women and men attended Choices 2017: Beautiful Inside and Out on Feb. 9 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. It was one of the largest audiences in the 23-year...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

In praise of JAO's Horim U'Morim

Last month, Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated in style. Their annual gala, this year called "A Midsummer Night's Dream," was at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs on Jan. 21. The room looked...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Tasty Tu B'Shevat seders 

Many elder residents at the assisted-living, independent-living, Alzheimer and Rehab facilities in the Greater Orlando area have been treated to "tasty" Tu B'Shevat seders all throughout the month of...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

What can you do with your leftover matzah after Passover?

JFS Orlando's Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry receives hundreds of leftover boxes of matzah and other kosher products every year from local stores after the Passover holiday. Myrna Ossin's book, "What...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

A 'Tweet' day with Federation's Shalom Families

Eighty-five dads, moms and children joined PJ Library Orlando/Shalom Families on Feb. 5 for "Birds and Trees, a 'Tweet' Tu B'shevat Celebration" at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland....

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Enjoying Tu B'Shevat at Brookdale Island Lake

Tu B'Shevat Shabbat programs were held at various senior living communities earlier this month to welcome the upcoming spring harvest and celebrate the new year of the trees. Friends, residents and...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Federation celebration!

More than 460 women (and quite a few men) converged on Congregation Ohev Shalom on Feb. 9 for Choices, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual women's philanthropy fundraiser. This year,...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Jewish Pavilion finalist in Victory Cup Initiative

It all began this past November, when a grant application was offered to Orlando area nonprofits by Victory Cup Initiative founder Ashley Vann. Now in its second year, the Victory Cup, received more t...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Six13 coming to SOJC

Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation will present Six13 Jewish A Cappella in concert on Sunday, March 5, at the Olympia High School auditorium. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Orlando Hadassah presents the Bunny Rosen Fashion Show

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents My Fair Lady, the annual Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. This year's affair will be held in the...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Remembering legendary operatic tenor, Richard Tucker

On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., the Congregation of Reform Judaism will host Dr. David Tucker, son of legendary singer Richard Tucker, as he narrates an audio and video tribute to his father along with...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Temple Israel Sisterhood to host artist workshop

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Temple Israel Sisterhood will be hosting an artist workshop led by Renee Schwadron Lewis. The entire community is cordially invited to attend, participate and meet Lewis. Who...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Renowned violinist joins local rabbi in concert

On Sunday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m., Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom and Zoriy Zinger, world-renowned violinist, will present a captivating performance titled An International Songbook....

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Changing borders of Eastern Europe explained at JGSGO workshop

The sixth in the series of 10 monthly JGSGO (Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando) Workshops held at the Roth JCC on Feb. 7, was enjoyed by 35 in attendance both in person and...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Unity through baking challah

Our children are our future. As they step into, and create the future, we hope that they bring with them the Torah and Jewish traditions of the past. On Sunday, Feb. 5th, all Jewish children in...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Celebrating Tu B'Shevat with the Jewish Pavilion

Tu B'Shevat is celebrated annually at senior communities in Orange and Seminole counties. The seniors enjoy participating in the Tu B'Shevat Seder service. Unlike other holidays, few have memories to...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Congregation Beth Shalom  to host Shabbat Across America

On Friday night, March 3, members of West Volusia County's Jewish community will gather at Congregation Beth Shalom in an unparalleled display of Jewish revitalization and Jewish unity.  Conceived...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

COS Gala to honor Amy Geboff

On Sunday, Feb. 26, Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, will honor Amy Geboff, director of Youth and Family Education, for her 21 years of service to the synagogue. The...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Dance the night away at the Rosen JCC's Decades Party

If you remember the SNL church lady (aka Dana Carvey) saying "Isn't that special?" or how about "Shout, shout, let it all out," "Wake me up before you Go-Go" and "Girls just want to have fun," then...

 

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