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BBYO hosts International Convention in Orlando

ORLANDO-At a time when young people are socializing more online and interacting less in person, thousands of teens converged on Orlando Thursday, Feb. 15 for the BBYO International Convention, which...

 

Orlando Hadassah presents 'Un après-midi à Paris'

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents "An afternoon in Paris," the annual Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Luncheon and Fashion Show, on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health...

 

The truth behind the Pulse massacre

Twenty months after the terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub, three courageous women-a Muslim reformer, a Jewish feminist and an ex-Muslim-each of whom have first-hand experience with the trauma...

 

Annual J Ball will be rockin'

On March 14, The Roth Family JCC will host the biggest party of the year-its annual JBall. Rock the night away from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to the music of Michael Andrew and the J Life Magazine Swing Band at...

 

New entrance at JCC

Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, The Roth Family JCC’s preschool entrance was permanently relocated to within the JCC, no longer allowing for direct access from the parking lot. The exterior facing preschool doors that open to the parking lot will...

 

Mossad agent tells story of capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum, will sponsor a conversation with Mossad agent Avner Avraham on Wednesday, Feb. 21,...

 

Congregation Sinai annual golf tournament

Congregation Sinai, a nonprofit organization serving the community in and around Clermont, often holds food drives to help those in need and interfaith services and activities to promote better understanding among different cultures. The annual golf...

 

Rollins College presents a lecture on legacies of Jewish women

The Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Laura Levitt of Temple University titled "Jewish Women, American Feminism: Political, Religious, and...

 

Kids Mega Babka-llah Bake braids together fun and tradition

Jewish children from across Orlando are joining together with the task of mixing, kneading and making blessings at Orlando’s first-ever Mega Babka-llah Bake on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Chabad of Greater Orlando, lcated at 708 Lake Howell...

 

Tot Shabbat at Beth Am

Join Cantor Nina Fine as she leads a Tot Shabbat and Family Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 23, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood.  The Tot Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by dinner at...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging Readies for the 8 over 80 Gala

The Kinneret Council on Aging is in final preparation for the 2018 8 over 80 Gala to be held on Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018. Committee members Lynn Fenster, Carol Feuerman, Phyllis Kamanoff, Mollie Savage and Geanne Share along with Kinneret Director of...

 

Need Senior advice? Call the Orlando Senior Help Desk

The Jewish Pavilion's Orlando Senior Help Desk is a free information and referral service for seniors of all faiths and their family members. "When family members call us, they are often in a crisis;...

 

Planting friendships and shared celebrations

Tu'BShevat was celebrated with the residents of Brookdale Island Lake in Longwood and the 5th graders of Congregation Ohev Shalom of Orlando. Such heartfelt visits and celebrations are shared with...

 

Ohev Shalom Men's Club's annual World-Wide Wrap

The Super Bowl was not the only big event on Super Bowl Sunday this month. Once again, the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom—like its brother organizations throughout the United States and beyond, under the auspices of the Federation of...

 

Central Florida Jewish Book Festival hosts award-winning authors

Learn and laugh with four award-winning Jewish authors at the literary event of the year. On Feb. 25, Writer's Block Bookstore is partnering with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater...

 

Choices 2018 is coming this spring

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual Women's Philanthropy event will be held Monday, March 26, on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus. This year's theme is "Women Transforming Lives."...

 

Mega Shabbat meal at UCF to give nod to the undefeated UCF Knights

Hundreds of students, faculty and community members, along with players from the Undefeated UCF Knights will partake in a "Shabbat of Champions," in the Pegasus Ballroom on Feb. 23 in what is...

 

Hear 'A Soldier's Story' at JOIN Orlando

On Feb. 25, 7 p.m., JOIN Orlando is hosting David Sussman, a former IDF soldier, who will tell his first-hand account of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. During this war, Sussman almost lost his life...

 

Special celebrations of Purim at CRJ

On Saturday, Feb. 24, Congregation of Reform Judaism will celebrate Purim with a night of music and fun as they host “Esther: A Persian Musical,” by Cantor Jamie Marx, music (by based on the music of the Broadway hit “Hamilton”) Lin-Manuel...

 

Ongoing events at Congregation Beth Am

New ‘Mommy and Me’ class Join Cantor Nina Fine as she leads a Mommy and Me class at Congregation Beth Am, Monday mornings, 10 to 11:30 a.m. K’tanim, as the class is also called, is only $7 per family and free for CBA members.  Contact the CBA...

 

Scout Shabbat celebration

The Children of Abraham Foundation, Inc., the charter organization for the local Jewish Boy Scout Units Troop 641, Pack 641 and Crew 641, is holding the celebration of Scout Shabbat at the The Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland of Feb....

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando-40 years and counting

On Sunday, Dec. 17, the Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated its 40th anniversary in style. Its annual gala honored both Dr. Jordan and Nathalie Steinberg and gave a lifetime achievement award to Dr....

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    February 9, 2018

Jewish Pavilion's Gems & Jeans Gala shines light on seniors

On Sunday, Jan. 28, honorees and guests of The Jewish Pavilion's Gems & Jeans Gala demonstrated the impact that just one person can make on an entire community. Co-chairs Marci Gaeser, Sharon Litt...

 

JFS seeks committee and board members for the 2018

JFS Orlando Executive Director Eric Geboff, announced that the nearly 40-year-old social service agency is seeking volunteers to serve on its committees and Board of Directors for the 2018 program year. Annually, JFS Orlando replenishes its...

 
 By Dori Gerber    News    February 2, 2018

World-Renowned speakers to add 'Spark' to Women's Retreat

Ladies in the Central Florida area, mark your calendars for the second annual SPARK Women's Retreat set to ignite the light in you March 9-11, 2018, at the luxurious Reunion Resort. This year's...

 

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