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 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 14, 2021 

Important community-wide event: Let's get educated together about the dangers of drugs in our own back yard

Within a year, in the Orlando area several of our beloved Jewish young adults died due to an accidental drug overdose. Statistically, it is likely that someone close to you will suffer from a...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 14, 2021 

Antisemites protest at JCC

On Thursday, May 6, an antisemitic group called the Goyim Defense League stood across the street from The Roth Family JCC with signs and megaphones, ranting their propaganda to protest against the...

 
 News    May 14, 2021 

A request to help the homeless

Last December, the Seminole County's Sheriff's office held a Toy Drive for neglected children in partnership with Chabad of North Orlando. Following on the success of that campaign, Sheriff's Deputy...

 
 News    May 14, 2021 

Orlando CARES rental assistance program accepting new applications

JFS Orlando CARES, the emergency COVID-19 rental assistance program of Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, officially re-opened on May 1, 2021 and is accepting new applications. Dedicated to providing relief to those severely impacted during...

 
 News    May 14, 2021 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    News    May 14, 2021 

JFS Orlando helps those with drug-related problems

The CDC showed that the final 2020 overdose deaths in the United States exceeded 90,000, compared to 70,530 in 2019. It is the highest annual number on record, and the largest single-year percentage...

 
 News    May 14, 2021 

Teachers appreciated at Rosen JCC

Teacher Appreciation Week was May 3rd- 9th. The Rosen's JCC's Early Childhood Learning Center honored their teachers every day to help celebrate.  The week kicked off with breakfast for the teachers...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 7, 2021

Antisemites protest at JCC

On Thursday, May 6, an anti-Semitic group called the Goyim Defense League stood across the street from The Roth Family JCC with signs to protest against the Holocaust Center, according The Jewish...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 7, 2021

A walk in the park supports mental health awareness

May is National Mental Health Awareness month, and at the end of April, members of the Jewish community participated with about 400 others in a NAMI walk at Crane's Roost Park in Altamonte Springs....

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 7, 2021

COS hires interim rabbi

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Rabbinic Search Committee offered the position of interim rabbi to Rabbi Murray Ezring, who accepted the position. He will begin officially on Aug. 1 and serve for one or...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

'Star Warts: The Umpire Strikes Back'

The Jewish Academy of Orlando is thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of the new musical "Star Warts: The Umpire Strikes Back." This will be presented as a feature film and will be released Sunday,...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

JFS Orlando announces changes to its counseling program

JFS Orlando's Counseling, Growth and Development Program provides individual, couples, family and group mental health counseling in a trusting, reassuring and healing atmosphere. Their clinical...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

Camp J is more than just a camp

The Rosen JCC Camp J is an Orlando summer camp dedicated to children’s happiness, growth and well-being. Camp J is open to children of all faiths and backgrounds providing a diverse camp...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

Heritage changes spelling of the word 'anti-Semitism'

The Associated Press has changed its spelling of the word “antisemitism,” now writing it without a hyphen — joining the leading experts of hatred against Jews who have long advocated that usage. The Twitter account of the AP Stylebook — the...

 

Kinneret Board approves plan to sell the apartments

The Board of Directors of the Kinneret Apartments announced on Friday, April 23, that it has approved a plan to sell the Kinneret Apartments located in downtown Orlando to a qualified buyer. The...

 

90-year-old gets her own day in Maitland

Maitland resident Pearl Metz celebrated her 90th birthday in a very unique way. As a birthday present, Maitland Mayor John Lowndes presented her with a proclamation declaring April 22, 2021, “Pearl...

 

Orlando resident sues JetBlue

A $13,000,000.00 lawsuit has been filed against Jetblue Airways by a Jetblue flight attendant and former Orange County, Florida firefighter/paramedic for economic and emotional injuries plus attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements. The complaint a...

 

COS Men's Club resumes blood drives

From December 1999 until early 2020, the Congregation Ohev Shalom Men's Club has sponsored three blood drives a year. Due to restrictions because of Covid-19, no blood drives were held in 2020. Mark S...

 

In My Own Words with Judith Rapp Hara

Join the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center for a live virtual conversation with Judith Rapp Hara, who will discuss her short book, "Journey: The Story of Ernest and Sylvia Rapp."...

 

Temple Israel hosts Zoom talk with Rabbi Mikie Goldstein

Temple Israel is proud to host a Zoom talk from Rabbi Mikie Goldstein, titled "Halachic Challenges and Responses for LGBT People in the 21st Century" on Sunday, May 2, at 10 a.m. The Zoom meeting ID...

 

JFS Orlando's Restock + Restore Challenge surpasses goal

Thanks to all who “stepped up to the challenge” by donating to JFS Orlando’s Restock + Restore Challenge, which raised more than $23,000. That means, with every $1 matched $0.50 by The Weiner Family and The Winter Park Wealth Group (up to...

 

The Jewish Pavilion celebrates Israel Independence Day

The bitter and sweet of life's experiences is felt through the celebrations and commemorations that occur during the period between Passover and Shavuot. The deeply somber days that mark Holocaust...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

JFS Orlando welcomes new pantry assistant

JFS Orlando gives a warm welcome to their new Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry Assistant, Cameron Saldate. As JFS Orlando's Pantry assistant, Saldate comes in three times a week to assist with the...

 

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