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 News    April 28, 2017 

Observing Yom HaShoah

Sunday afternoon, April 23, six Holocaust survivors lit candles to commemorate the loss of six million Jews during World War II at the hands of the Third Reich. A seventh candle was lit to honor...

 
 News    April 28, 2017 

Cathy Cotter is music to children's ears

By Christine DeSouza There are many dedicated people at The Roth Family JCC. How does one select just one to receive the Harriet Weiss JCC Legacy Award? This award was established last year to...

 
 News    April 28, 2017 

Jewish Academy celebrates women

This May, Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrates women at its second annual Lady Luck, A Night Out with the Girls. The school invites all women for a night of fashion, food, wine and live music. "There...

 
 By Jason Frances    News    April 28, 2017 

Gay IDF commander talks about life in the IDF, anti-Zionism on campus

During the spring of 2017, CAMERA sponsored ex-IDF soldier Hen Mazzig to speak on 17 college campuses. On one of his last stops was the University of Central Florida where Knights for Israel hosted Hen to speak about his life, his family, and his...

 
 News    April 28, 2017 

TOP Jewish Foundation celebrates Legacy donors

The Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation will honor all those who have remembered a Tampa or Pinellas Jewish organization with a gift in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts, or life insurance policies. This celebration for the Tampa and...

 
 News    April 28, 2017 

Heritage nominations for 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 28, 2017 

JFS Orlando hosts annual Spring Brunch

Celebrating 39 years of commitment to serving the community, JFS Orlando is hosting its annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, May 21, 11 a.m. The event will be held at the historic Dubsdread Ballroom, located at 549 W. Par Street in Orlando. Individual...

 
 News    April 28, 2017 

Holocaust survivors share their own stories of survival with Hillel students

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, is a moment to pause and honor the six million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust and reflect on the ways we carry their memory forward in our own...

 
 News    April 28, 2017 

JFGO and SOJC host ADL for Anti-Semitism discussion

On April 4, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation were proud to host Eric Ross, Associate Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for a fascinating and very timely discussion on...

 

Remember the fallen and rejoice in Israel's independence

There are two events coming up at The Roth Family JCC. First, on Sunday, April 30, they will remember Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror at the annual Yom Hazikaron/Israel Memorial Day...

 

Reception for HaZamir Orlando

Congregation of Reform Judaism is holding an open house reception on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the synagogue, featuring a live performance of music by the HaZamir Orlando Chapter members-Alexa Schein,...

 

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....

 

Orlando innovation briefing at AIPAC meeting

AIPAC is hosting a program titled "The Dynamics of Israel's Technology Market" with Daniel Frankenstein, co-founder and managing partner at Janvest Capital Partners. This event will be held Tuesday,...

 

Michelangelo's connection to Judaism and Kabbala

On April 25, Rabbi Benjamin Blech will discuss his book and research in to the secrets that Michelangelo wove in to his painting at the Sistine Chapel. The event is being hosted by Chabad Centers of...

 

The annual J Ball is coming

Celebrate the "Magic of the J-Then, Now and Always" as The Roth Family JCC hosts its annual J Ball on Wednesday, May 10 at the Orlando Museum of Art. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar,...

 

April showers bring May flowers

For the residents at Brookdale Island Lake flowers came early thanks to Zack Goldberg of Alexis Home Care. Goldberg is happy to deliver "Friday Flowers" in time for the weekly Shabbat celebration...

 

Family Shabbat with ice cream at Beth Am

What could be better than a family friendly Friday night Shabbat service and ice cream. Congregation Beth Am is hosting a Family Shabbat service on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. This upbeat Shabbat will take place in a relaxed, youth-centered atmosphere...

 

Asher Ravede-youngest inductee into Running Series Hall of Fame

A few weeks ago The Heritage ran a story about Central Florida residents Jules and Elyse Baclar, who are marathon runners. Now in their late 60s and early 70s, they are still running strong. Asher...

 

Survivor to speak at high school

On Wednesday, April 26, Club L'Chaim and students at Lake Brantley High School will present a discussion about combating hate in current times. Titled "Never Again!" the keynote speaker of the...

 

Federation's 'Pomegranates' celebrate philanthropy

A group of women dedicated to improving the world gathered March 30 at the home of Betsy Cohen for the annual reception of the Pomegranate Society, part of the Women's Philanthropy division of the...

 

A high school groups' stand against anti-Semitism

Back in March, several Lake Brantley High Jewish students decided to do something about the anti-Semitic vandalism that had taken place on their school grounds. At a meeting of Club L'Chaim-the...

 

Make May 7th 'Golfer's Day,' with the Pavilion Golf Society

While Golfer's Day is officially marked in early April, it has been suggested that this 'above-par celebration' be moved to May 7th in honor of the Pavilion Golf Society (PGS) Tournament to be held...

 

Remembering the six million, the rescuers and liberators

Each year the Holocaust Center hosts Yom HaShoah, A Day of Remembrance, to remember the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. On this special day the Jewish community stands with the local survivors and remember the families they lost....

 

Fifth annual Shabbat 1000 celebrated at UCF

On Friday, March 3rd, hundreds of students from the University of Central Florida community came together for the fifth annual mega Shabbat dinner in the Pegasus Ballroom.  The goal of the "Shabbat...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students prepare for Passover

Mah Nishtanah? What’s new at the Jewish Academy of Orlando? Preparations for Passover, that’s what’s new! And these preparations were in high gear prior to the Passover holiday, which began on April 10. The students learned the different parts...

 

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