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Jewish Academy honors the Steinberg family and Dr. Edward Zissman at annual gala

Jewish Academy of Orlando announced it will be honoring Nathalie and Dr. Jordan Steinberg and giving a lifetime achievement award to Dr. Edward Zissman at the school's annual gala, Sunday, Dec. 17 at...

 

The menorah at the mall

Chanukah is almost here and it shows at the Altamonte Mall. The Chanukah menorah is located on the second level near the food court. Shown here are Rabbi Mendy Bronstein of Chabad of Altamonte...

 

Tyler Gaeser earns Scouting's highest rank-Eagle Scout

A Boy Scout doesn't just become an Eagle Scout. He has to earn the rank through a series of requirements, including: earn 21 merit badges-13 of which are required; perform a service project that he...

 

Invitation to a Community Chanukah Extravaganza

Join the Orlando Torah Academy for a special Chanukah evening at the Rosen JCC, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5 pm. Be amazed by a spectacular LED performance while enjoying a complimentary dairy Chanukah dinner. There will be fun activities for all ages,...

 

A veteran shares his stories with OTA students

In honor of Veteran's Day, Orlando Torah Academy students had the privilege of hearing from guest speaker Rabbi Jeff Chaitoff. Rabbi Chaitoff shared his experiences as chaplain in the Army with...

 
 By JNS.org    News    December 8, 2017 

In landmark move, Florida village adopts State Department's definition of anti-Semitism

Bal Harbour, Fla., is best known as a popular destination for snowbirds. With a population ranging from 2,500-8,000, depending on the time of the year, it’s hard to believe that this small oceanside village, 30 minutes north of Miami, is now a...

 

Holocaust Center and CRJ announce 2018 Jewish Heritage Tour

The Boards of Directors of the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida and Congregation of Reform Judaism are thrilled to announce plans for a joint Jewish Heritage Tour to...

 

It was a night to bless Israel

On Nov. 19, Central Florida Christians and Jews shared a unique evening together at the Rosen Plaza. The focal point of this year’s event was to bless the nation of Israel, and to raise funds for three organizations that help Jews still trapped in...

 

Lake Brantley's Club L'Chaim rises up against hate

Students and faculty of Lake Brantley High School are learning about how to stand up to hate in these troubling times. Through the dedication of Brantley's Club L'Chaim co-presidents Alana Halperin...

 

The J Ball Charity Auction is just around the corner

The Roth Family JCC is gearing up for the 2018 "J-Rassic Park" J Ball Charity Auction that will be held March 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Orlando Science Center. In advance of the auction itself, the JCC...

 

Pedal for a paper

Elliott Davis, Lee Sisselsky and Judy Kahan Davis rode their bikes from Wekiva to O'Brien Road, where the Heritage office is located, to pick up their paper that did not arrive at their homes on...

 

Dana Bial new Central Florida Hillel Board chair

Central Florida Hillel welcomes Dana Bial as its new board chair. Bial received her bachelor's in Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Science from Kent State University and her...

 

Central Florida Hillel students turn out in force for AIPAC

Students from Central Florida Hillel attend the AIPAC annual event with Senator Joe Leiberman, who graciously spent time with the students afterwards entertaining their questions and sharing stories....

 

Holocaust Center launches ad campaign to 'Make Hate History'

This week, the Holocaust Center, located in Maitland, launched the first media campaign in the organization's 30-year history to raise awareness of its mission to combat racism, bigotry and bullying....

 

Joe Wittenstein honored

Joseph Wittenstein, Z"L, (1914-2008) had a remarkable grasp of the Orlando-area history and an ability to recall details from most of the 20th century that proved invaluable in understanding the city'...

 

JP Connections honoree, Dolores Indek, puts smiles on people's faces

The theme for this year's JP Connections should be smiles, because the lyrics "Who can turn the world on with her smile?" (theme song for the "Mary Tyler Moore" TV show) can be applied to JP honoree...

 

JSU event at Oviedo High School rescheduled for Dec. 11

Holocaust survivors Genia Kutner and Gerald Biegel will share their stores with high school students (and anyone else) at Oviedo High School on Dec. 11. This program was originally scheduled for...

 

Hadassah hosts a luncheon with author Ellen Brazer

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah is pleased to announce that author Ellen Brazer will make an exclusive appearance for Orlando Hadassah on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom to present her latest work, “The Wondering Jew: My...

 

'The Profound Effect' art event presented by Hadassah

On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah will host a private showing of Holocaust Art by Judith Dazzio at The Holocaust Center in Maitland beginning at 1 p.m. Dazzio will personally...

 

Excited crowd attends Kehillah Exhibit opening

On Nov. 12, more than 400 people crowded into the second floor of the Orange Country Regional History Center for the long awaited opening of the exhibition Kehillah: A History of Jewish Life in...

 

Students show support for installation of Bruce Gould at JNF

Central Florida Hillel brought the largest student delegation in the country with over 28 students to come and celebrate the installation of Orlando's own Bruce Gould as the new president-elect of...

 

Federation: 'Empower the Jew in You'

Fifty Central Florida teens in grades 8 to 12 gathered Oct. 30 for “Empower the Jew in You,” a Community-wide Teen Education Evening organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO). Congregation of Reform Judaism hosted the event....

 

Men's Night Out hit it outta the park

More than 160 men from around Central Florida came together on Nov. 2 for an evening of camaraderie with all that "men stuff," you know-steak, drinks, and a great comedian. The event, co-sponsored by...

 

JP Connections to honor volunteers Shirley Schoenberger and Dolores Indek

What do you get when you combine a healthy dose of appreciation, a gourmet luncheon with friends, and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping bazaar? The answer is the Jewish Pavilion's "JP Connections,"...

 

HMREC Dinner of Tribute honorees

MAITLAND-In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center and the Central Florida community, the Holocaust Center is pleased to honor...

 

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