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 News    April 20, 2018 

Congratulations to the Yom HaShoah Creative Arts Contest winners

Each year the Holocaust Center sponsors a student creative arts contest that's open to all students (public, private, and home schools) in Central Florida. All students who enter the contest receive...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Heritage Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community....

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

MAGAL students celebrate Mitzvah Day and support community

Kindergarten through second-grade students in the Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning (MAGAL), Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom's collaborative religious school, participated in their first...

 
 By Marilyn Shapiro    News    April 20, 2018 

Rep. Soto-a modern-day Mordechai for Florida and Israel

In early winter 2017, Sheri Morton, a thirty-year resident of Osceola County and a political activist, was very concerned about the upswing in anti-Semitic incidents that were occurring throughout...

 

Why did the Jewish people rejected the Christian Messiah?

There's the old joke about the Jewish atheist who refused to send his son to a Jewish school but wanting a private school education for his child, he sent him to Trinity School, despite its...

 

A new face in JCRC leadership

Dori Gerber will join Michelle Zaltsberg as co-chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has announced. The JCRC, a funded committee of the Federation,...

 

Holocaust heroes in unexpected places

Many in the American Jewish community are aware of two outstanding examples of individual courage, daring and initiative demonstrated by gentiles in the Holocaust. They are the German industrialist...

 

Help a Senior by hitting the greens on May 6

Tee it up for a good cause at the 6th annual Pavilion Golf Society golf tournament taking place Sunday, May 6, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Hosted by The Jewish Pavilion and benefiting the...

 

Mahjong time at COS

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is presenting Mahjong Tournament 2018 on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m.—3:15 p.m. It will be held at the synagogue, located at 613 Concourse Parkway, South, Maitland. The cost is $36 and includes snacks and...

 

Annual Yom HaShoah commemoration at CRJ this Sunday

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland invites the community to its annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, A Day of Remembrance on April 8, at 2 p.m. at the Congregation of...

 

Sam Friedman as Hillel director

DELAND-Sam Friedman has been selected to be Stetson University's first Hillel director. In this position, Friedman will help shape Hillel as the center of Jewish student life on campus and engage...

 

Last call for tickets to the Citrus Club's Toast of The Jewish Pavilion

Come join members of the Citrus Club as they honor The Jewish Pavilion at the April 16 "United For a Purpose" event. Hosted by the Club's Leadership Alliance and held in the Club's scenic downtown...

 

COS Youth Players present 'Feathers in the Wind'

Congregation Ohev Shalom Youth Players present "Feathers in the Wind," April 15 and 18 at the synagogue. "Feathers in the Wind" is a comedy and musical based on the whimsical characters of the Wise...

 

Enhancing membership at Temple Israel

Temple Israel, a progressive Conservative synagogue, prides itself on its lay leadership during services and Torah readings. This egalitarian model ensures that congregants will experience services led by people who are just like them on most occasio...

 

When taxes are done, it's time to have fun

Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club is celebrating the post-tax deadline recess on Tuesday, April 17 at Miller’s Ale House in Winter Park Village, 1251 Lee Road, Winter Park. Enjoy some post-tax season relief—a beer and good conversation with...

 

Anyone want to be in a road race?

Make this a race to remember and win one of the top male or female awards in your age bracket. The 34th Annual 5K Road Race starts at 8 a.m., Sunday, April 29, at The Roth Family JCC in Maitland and...

 

Who says Federation events are serious?

That's Federation's leadership-(back row) Rhonda Forest, Ed Bromberg, Geanne Share, Jeannie Leavitt, Michael Soll and Ming Marx; (front row), Danielle Kris and Brad Jacobs-cutting loose at Choices...

 
 By Shiryn Solny    News    April 6, 2018

At Mar-a-Lago, Christians and Jews celebrate Israel, unity and a strong partnership

(JNS)-As many as 500 evangelical Christians and Jews from around the world gathered on March 25 at U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.-otherwise known as the "Winter...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom April 2018 schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Shabbat evening service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, April 13th at 7 p.m. This special service will include a commemoration of Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust...

 

'GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II' on WUCF

The new PBS Documentary “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II,” based on a book by the same name, will be shown on PBS networks on April 11 at 10 p.m. This film explores the profound and unique story of 550,000 Jewish men and women who...

 

Choices 2018: Celebrations and transformations

More than 350 women and men converged on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus on the evening of March 26 for Choices, a community tradition that took on a bold, new look for its 24th year. Themed...

 
 By Lazer Cohen    News    March 30, 2018

UCF students honor Parkland victims at Mega Shabbat-Champion of Shabbats

Five hundred and fifty students, faculty and community members partook in the largest Shabbat dinner ever held at UCF on Feb. 23 in the Pegasus Ballroom. The annual Mega Shabbat was called "Shabbat...

 

Gov. Scott signs anti-BDS bill at Orlando Torah Academy

When Gov. Rick Scott arrived at the Orlando Torah Academy last week, he leaned down and asked every child their name. Scott wasn't there just to meet the children, he came with a two-fold purpose....

 

RAISE employee of the month

Every month, RAISE chooses one employee to honor as employee of the month in the RAISE program. This month Ashley Magill was chosen. Magill works at Hillel one day a week helping to set the tables...

 
 By Julie Capps    News    March 30, 2018

JP honoree full of enthusiasm

It is often said that enthusiasm can be contagious. It is the enthusiasm exemplified by volunteer Carina Gerscovich that has been contagious, and, likewise, successful with furthering the work of The...

 

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