News / Local

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 1805



 By Christine DeSouza    News    August 11, 2017 

Sara Stern is the epitome of human service

Her demeanor is reserved. She speaks softly with dignity and grace. Yet beneath that quiet exterior lays a strength to spearhead many projects that enhanced the Orlando Jewish community. Sara Stern...

 

Roth Family JCC appoints Kacie Zemel to Youth & Camp director

When Kacie Zemel relocated from Orlando to North Miami Beach to accept a position as a third-grade teacher at a Jewish day school, she still thought of herself as an active participant in The Roth...

 

JFGO awards $52K in collaborative grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO) recently awarded more than $50,000 in community collaborative grants to local Jewish organizations and synagogues. The grants are designed to encourage and promote collaboration in the Jewish community...

 

New Inter-Generational program director gets the ball rolling

The Jewish Pavilion's new Inter-Generational program director, Walter Goldstein, has kicked off the One-on-One Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project with June and Jacob at Brookdale Island Lake. This is the...

 

Eagle Scout project rebuilds Temple Israel fire pit

The Scouts of Troop 641 showed their support of Eagle Scout candidate Steven Kluger last Sunday at Temple Israel. Steven's Eagle project was to rebuild the synagogue's outside fire pit and add...

 

Back to School open house at Beth Am

Congregation Beth Am invites the community to its Open House and Back to School Bagel Bash on Sunday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon, where families will have the opportunity to check out CBA’s religious school and meet its new education director,...

 

Cornerstone Hospice offers volunteer training

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care invites Orlando and Kissimmee-area residents to volunteer to help patients throughout Orange and Osceola counties.  Cornerstone Hospice volunteers may help by visiting with a patient at an assisted living...

 

'Family Fun Day' at annual meeting

Registration has begun for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Aug. 27 Annual Meeting, which this year has a few summer twists. The gathering on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus, billed as the “2017 Annual Meeting & Family Fun Day,”...

 

Kinneret accepting nominations for annual '8 over 80'

Do you know of an active and passionate senior over 80 who volunteers countless hours and lends their leadership skills to help organizations in our community? Then please consider nominating them for Kinneret’s 8th annual 8 over 80 honorary...

 

The Holocaust Center's 2017 Education Forum Series

Upcoming education forum topics and dates at The Holocaust Education and Resource Center include the following: Thursday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m. —The Tuskegee Airmen: Fighting for the Right to Fight The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-Americans to...

 

Violinist returns for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg invites the community to a very special warm, joyous, and festive Shabbat service on Friday, Aug. 11th at 7 p.m. This uplifting service of music and song, led by Rabbi and Cantor Karen Allen, who will be playing...

 

Celebrating Shabbat lunches at Brookdale Lake Orienta

Twice-monthly Shabbat afternoons have recently turned into monthly Shabbat lunches at Brookdale Lake Orienta. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Brookdale for working diligently with the Jewish...

 

Laugh your tuchas off with SAK Comedy Lab at Temple Israel

Temple Israel will be temporarily transformed into a comedy club on Saturday, Aug. 12, as Orlando's famous SAK Comedy Lab entertains the crowd with a personalized, one-hour show sure to make you...

 

PBS 'Finding Your Roots' host highlights genealogy conference

Next week, July 23 to 28, a thousand or more avid Jewish genealogists will gather for the annual International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies conference at the Swan Resort in Orlando....

 

Fun, food and friends at Temple Israel's Fourth Annual Sha-Ba-BQ

Savor the last bit of summer at Temple Israel's fourth annual Sha-Ba-BQ on Friday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at 50 South Moss Road in Winter Springs. This special indoor and outdoor celebration features great...

 

Cool off with Shabbat Sababa at Ohev Shalom

It's been a long, hot summer so far. But don't let the dog days get you down-there's a chance to cool off. On Friday evening, July 28, at 7:30 p.m., Congregation Ohev Shalom will host Shabbat Sababa,...

 

The brave Tuskegee airmen who flew the 'Red Tails'

There were 355 Tuskegee airmen pilots in World War II. Their mission was to escort bombers to their destinations. Only 66 airmen lost their lives, and the group lost the fewest number of bombers to...

 

New community relations director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has hired Ben Friedman as its new director of Community Relations and Leadership Development. He replaces Marli Porth, who has moved out of state with her...

 

Rosie Miller joins JFS Orlando

Eric Geboff, executive director of JFS Orlando, announced today that Rosie Miller has joined the Winter Park-based nonprofit, human service agency as development director.  Miller brings a rich and...

 

Losing my friend, Lois Joan Tannenbaum, July 4, 2017

These were my immediate thoughts when-just like each of you-I tried to absorb the shock. Each of you has Lois memories-these are some of mine.  Losing Lois. On my 42nd birthday in 1981, Lois and...

 

Holocaust Center welcomes Tuskegee airman on July 23

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida is thrilled to welcome Winter Park native and Tuskegee airman, Chief Master Sergeant Richard R. Hall, Jr., to the...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg July schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg,...

 

Holocaust education through a civics lens

On Monday morning, June 12, I entered the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida in Maitland looking forward to spending five busy days writing middle school civics lessons...

 

Shout out to a special Kinneret resident

Program Director Walter Goldstein of The Jewish Pavilion would like to recognize George at Kinneret Apartments, who, after 90 years, is still helping people. He served in the military in WWII; he...

 

Trio of Civil Rights exhibits now on display at the Holocaust Center

This summer, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is inviting visitors to join them in a conversation about the local, national, and international struggle for civil...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017