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Kosher food truck in Longwood

Doloros Indek and Rabbi Yanky Majesky, as well as many others, enjoyed the kosher sandwiches at the new kosher food truck from Gili's Kitchen in Jacksonville. They didn't have to drive to...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    February 26, 2021 

The virtual side of fundraising and the Jewish Pavilion

Fundraising can be challenging in the best of times, and if you throw in a pandemic, it creates even bigger challenges. What do nonprofits do to ensure that they are able to receive the funds they need to fulfill their mission? At the Jewish...

 

Zoom in to hear famous Nazi hunter

Emotionally together," Chabad will be hosting Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff on Sunday, March 14 at 10 a.m.  Zuroff is the chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the director...

 

A special Purim treat for Jewish Pavilion seniors

Purim was celebrated al fresco at many of the Jewish Pavilion facilities. All of the Jewish elderly received goody bags for the Purim Holiday. Special thanks to Sharon Littman and her mahjong ladies...

 

B'ri'ut program to address substance use disorders in the community

One death from substance abuse is one too many. The Central Florida Jewish community has had to bear many heartbreaking losses because of this devastating disease. Nationally, suspected overdose...

 

Introducing IAC360

The IAC360 platform was designed as part of the Israeli-American Council vision to build an engaged and resilient coast-to-coast community with Israel at its heart and “Israeliness” in its spirit. IAC invites the community to be part of its...

 

Planting trees for Tu B'Shvat

Once again, Laurence Morrell, aka "Last of the Jewish Red Necks," came through. He gladly assisted both the Temple Israel educational school, MAGAL, to have both a fundraiser and a way to celebrate...

 

Zoom Havdalah at Temple Israel

Temple Israel Sisterhood is hosting a special Zoom Havdalah on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. and invites the community at large. This service is a symbolic way to say goodbye to Shabbat and usher in a new week. Please RSVP at htt...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando's out-of-this-world gala

Jewish Academy of Orlando's Soaring Into the Future Gala, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m., will be held remotely, and will highlight the school's innovations and feature a live and...

 

Introducing Rabbi Arny's new video series

JFS Orlando's very own community rabbi, Rabbi E. Arnold (Arny) Siegel, started a new video series this year. Every month, he discusses a different relevant theme that touches on Jewish culture and...

 

Tu B'Shvat concert delights Westminster residents

On Jan. 27, Cantor Nina Fine entertained residents of Westminster Orlando with a lively outdoor Tu B'Shvat program featuring songs about trees, sun, rain, and more. Cantor Fine explained what Tu B'...

 

Jewish Pavilion celebrates Tu B'shvat

Even though we are in the midst of a pandemic and visitation rights have been decreased at most of the senior living facilities in the area, the Jewish Pavilion has been committed to finding ways to...

 

JAO gala to honor Cheryl and Greg Finkelstein

Jewish Academy of Orlando, celebrating 43 years of Jewish education, announced it will be honoring Cheryl and Greg Finkelstein at the Soaring Into the Future Gala on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at 7:30...

 

Rosenblum Trio performs live in Orlando

Award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum and his trio will perform an intimate concert at the Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando on Friday, Feb. 12, as part of a seven-stop Southeast...

 

Course in Orlando explores life, death, and the afterlife

This winter, Chabad Centers throughout Orlando will offer Journey of the Soul, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute that will answer a question which has occurred to every self-reflective person: What happens when...

 

It's always the season for 'comfort and joy'

Westminster resident Joseph Aaronson cozies up in his Jewish Pavilion “Linus Blanket” nicknamed by him and his son Benn, as it brings him great comfort and joy. He uses it every day to stay warm...

 

Yard displays are a sign of the times

Starting a business in the age of Covid may sound risky but a Winter Park couple, Evan and Susanne Roberts, saw it as an opportunity. They launched Sign Greeters, a company that installs large,...

 

From darkness to light - Rabbi tells his story

As part of their monthly guest speakers via Zoom "Physically Apart - Emotionally Together", Chabads of Greater Orlando and North Orlando invite you to hear the fascinating story of Rabbi Motti Fliksht...

 

JFS Orlando's 10 favorite things in 2020

Even though three quarters of 2020 was under quarantine, JFS Orlando had many things to be thankful for. These are the agency’s 10 favorite things: 10 The Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry provided enough food for more than 175,000 meals to about...

 

Community survey underway

The Central Florida Jewish Community Study, conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, is well under way.  If you have received a letter, phone call, email or...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    January 1, 2021

What's in a jean jacket and the Jewish Pavilion?

What do a jean jacket and breast cancer have in common? Dolores Indek and the Jewish Pavilion. Indek made a successful bid at the Jewish Pavilion auction for a custom jean jacket and her support can b...

 

Finding your Eastern European Jewish family on JRI-Poland.org

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Orlando will host a zoom presentation of some memorable stories shared by Robinn Magid from the JRI-Poland.org case file that highlight what this database...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging announces 8 over 80 honorees for 2021

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2021, virtual 8 over 80...

 

Delivering loving messages to senior residents

The Jewish Pavilion and the Jewish Academy have partnered together for many years and love to bring such joy to the community. This year, Jewish Academy of Orlando student, 5th grader Lorelie,...

 

JFGO and the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning bring Jewish Medical Ethics course to Orlando

Have you ever wondered how Jewish texts from hundreds of years ago can inform some of the big ethical questions of the 21st century? In January, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando will offer Jewish Medical Ethics, one of the Florence Melton...

 

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