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Shalom Orlando: We must speak out!

Keith Dvorchik sent via email a statement from Shalom Orlando on the recent Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs in which five people were murdered and 25 wounded. The statement went out to all members of the Federation, but it needs to be shared on...

 

Need a break from the hectic holiday season?

The Rosen JCC Saturday Night Out can help relieve the stress. Members and nonmembers of the Rosen JCC can sign up for Saturday Night Out on Dec. 10 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Adults can drop their kids for a night of games, arts and crafts, reading and...

 

Look for the Jewish Pavilion's logo on Lynx buses

The Jewish Pavilion was selected amongst hundreds of entrees to be one of the eight charities to have their logo on the newest Lynx Bus. The theme of the Oct. 31 event at LYNX Central Station...

 

Lori Slutsky, volunteer extraordinaire

The Jewish Pavilion will be honoring Lori Slutsky at their annual luncheon on Dec. 1 at the Hilton Altamonte Sprigs at 11 a.m. The $35 luncheon includes a holiday shopping bazaar. To register visit...

 

Congratulations to RAISE Employee of the Month - Noah

Noah is a valued employee at Dick and Dottie's Cafe and and Congregation Ohev Shalom. At Dick and Dottie's Noah has learned how to be a barista making a variety of latte, cappuccino, and espresso...

 

COS gala to honor new rabbi and cantor

The year of 5783 promises both growth and continuity at Congregation Ohev Shalom as we welcome our wonderful new clergy, Rabbi Geoffrey Spector and Cantor Jeffrey Weber. In the few months since they...

 

New documentary on Holocaust Reparations to screen in Orlando

On Saturday, Nov. 26, Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando will be hosting a screening of the new documentary movie “Reckonings.” In the aftermath of the Holocaust, secret meetings began to...

 

Rosen JCC offers School Out Days

When Orange County Public Schools close for holidays or in-service days, it can be a challenge for many families who need child care. Parents look for activities to keep kids busy. Or they need a place for kids to go while they work. The Rosen JCC...

 

COS welcomes Cantor Jeffrey Weber

In keeping with its long history of cantorial excellence, Congregation Ohev Shalom is excited to announce that Cantor Jeffrey Weber has joined the synagogue as the new cantor. Cantor Weber joins...

 

Why the hyphen in G-d?

You’ve seen that word in Rabbi Konikov’s emails thousands of times. And you may have thought, “Why the hyphen?” Also, why does he refer to G-d with the masculine “He”? Then there’s the obsession with idolatry. Why did Abraham smash...

 

Chabad offers Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club

Opening on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Chabad of South Orlando is hosting a club for boys and girls who are approaching their bar or bat mitzvah. They will learn Jewish values, give back to the community, make friends with other Jewish children of similar...

 

Hope Challenge went above and beyond

Thanks to enthusiastic and generous community support, JFS Orlando’s annual Hope Challenge again topped the previous year by raising a grand total of $88,000 that will go directly to help those in need. To put this into perspective, that means...

 

Caring for senior residents during Ian

Hurricane Ian came through Central Florida as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 28, bringing devastation to the West Coast of the state. As it traveled across to the East Coast, it lessened in strength, however, much damage was yet to be seen in Central...

 

RAISE director joins Shalom Orlando

The Roth Family JCC auditorium was filled to capacity at the annual RAISE (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees) Meet & Greet in September with nine new employees and their...

 

Former resident honored in naming ceremony at Kinneret

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, the Kinneret Tenant Association held its Grand Re-Opening and honored 101-year-old Jean Dolen by renaming the Delaney Café, the Jean Dolen Café. Dolen was a long-time...

 

An evening with Steven Rambam, Nazi hunter

He was a NYC private investigator, who, by a twist of fate, became a fearless Nazi hunter. Undercover, he pursued them relentlessly across the USA, Canada and Europe. He helped track down nearly 200...

 

Floodwaters can't hold back Sukkot mitzvah

A request went out on social media - "Does anyone have a boat, raft, canoe that I can use?" asked Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad of North Orlando. With just a few hours left for the Sukkot holiday,...

 

New course unveils Judaism's answers to 25 questions about G-d

This fall, Chabads in Metro Orlando will offer a six-week course produced by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute that unpacks Judaism’s understanding of G-d while providing fresh, profound answers to common questions about G-d. How did G-d...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Orange County Commission on Aging on elder abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of day is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to...

 

Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel has a new location

Thirty-eight years ago, Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, the only Jewish funeral home in Central Florida, opened its doors at 115 W. Gore Street in Orlando to serve the funeral needs of the Jewish...

 

JFS Orlando Helps Ukrainian Family

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando leads collaborative community effort to house Ukrainian refugees in our Central Florida community. Recently, St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Catholic Church in Apopka became aware of a Ukrainian refugee family...

 

JNF-USA Orlando has full-time team

Jewish National Fund-USA has installed two stellar professionals in new Orlando roles in response to the organization's rapid growth in the region. The appointments mark the first time that the city...

 

Kinneret apartments sold to Fairstead

In December 1968 an open house was held to dedicate the new Kinneret Apartments for low-income elderly people. The developing process began in 1960 when the Central Florida Jewish Community Council pr...

 

Family Stabilization Program application cycle began Oct. 1

JFS Orlando’s Family Stabilization Program is a preventative, six-month case management program. It is designed to help individuals and families obtain self-sufficiency by teaching them critical...

 

Good Ghoul Gala coming to the Rosen JCC

The 2nd Annual Good Ghoul Gala is coming to the Rosen JCC on Saturday Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event was created by the Miles to Go Charity. This charity helps create custom drawstring bags filled with personal items for the homeless. The...

 

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