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AIPAC Policy Conference 'Connected for Good,' March 24-26

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community, and will be held this year March 24-26 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C....

 

Visit Israel with Temple Israel

Join your friends from Temple Israel on their first congregational trip to the land of our ancestors in 10 years. The trip, which takes place from June 16-26, 2019, is open to the whole Central...

 

MAGAL Purim carnival getting bigger and better

The Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning, a Collaborative Religious School by Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom, presents its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to...

 

Jewish, Christian and Muslim students plant trees for peace

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in, “Trees for Peace,” a multifaith tree planti...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging announces 8 over 80 honorees for 2019

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2019, 8 over 80 Gala to be...

 
 By Paul Lefton    News    February 8, 2019

Federation and JCC combine forces

By Paul Lefton In order to better serve the Central Florida Jewish community, The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The Roth Family Jewish Community Center have formed the JFed Alliance, the...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando offers a robust curriculum focusing on the whole child

Jewish Academy of Orlando marked the mid-way point of the academic year with strong academics, whole-child enrichment, teacher development, community partnerships, arts and new equipment in its...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    February 8, 2019

Orlando Ballet to perform at Pearls of the Pavilion luncheon

The Jewish Pavilion's annual Pearls of the Pavilion Luncheon, on Feb. 22, will be a gracious affair, with a catered gourmet meal accompanied by a private performance by Orlando Ballet II dancers. The...

 

A night of Comedy in Cocoa

The Jewish Federation of Brevard is hosting a Comedy Night at the Space Coast Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The event features stand-up comedian Keith Barany, who presents comedy...

 

Cong. Sinai's magical fashion show a successful fund raiser

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood recently hosted their 10th annual fashion show and luncheon at Gabby's Banquet & Events in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from Orlando and Central...

 

A garden of kindness for all to enjoy

On the coldest morning of the year, Jan. 21, Jewish Academy of Orlando students, teachers, staff and parents braved the weather to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Gan Shel Chesed, the...

 

IAC is bridging two communities, bringing more Israeli culture to Orlando

By Christine DeSouza Many people in the Central Florida Jewish community know Idit Lotringer very well. She is the type of person who is liked immediately because of her energy, openness,...

 

JNF Tree of Life Gala Feb. 19

Jewish National Fund will host the annual Tree of Life™ Award Gala at Congregation Ohev Shalom on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to honor Roz Fuchs and Thad Seymour, Jr. with Tree of Life™ Awards for their...

 

New Sefer Torah at Torah Academy

On Sunday Feb. 10, in a community-wide celebration, Orlando Torah Academy will be welcoming a brand new Sefer Torah/Torah Scroll. This monumental project began almost a year ago and was undertaken by Dean Rabbi Avraham Wachsman to honor and...

 

New innovation to engage Jewish teens

It is well known, that the hardest demographic to involve in Jewish life are teens. After bar/bat mitzvah many feel they have completed their Jewish education, not to mention the many after school...

 

An opportunity to visit Jewish inmates

Chabad of North Orlando is launching a new initiative with the Aleph Institute, a Tikun Olam focused organization that works in the critical field of criminal justice and advocates for those incarcerated. “We are initiating a program where...

 

Orlando Torah Academy Science Fair reveals many future scientists

Recently, Orlando Torah Academy was deluged with amateur scientists. A large number of the students spent the last few weeks designing and carrying out science experiments. Students did preliminary...

 

The gift of Shabbat Boxes

The Jewish Pavilion, in association with Join Orlando were pleased to present Libby (l) and Joan (r) at Brookdale Dr. Phillips with Shabbat Boxes to celebrate the Sabbath. With help from her mother,...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    February 1, 2019

Jewish Pavilion friendly visits bring a personal touch

On a brisk early January morning, Randi Cunningham entered the graciously appointed lobby of Oakmonte Village's Cordova building and greeted the desk attendant with a wave and a smile. As a volunteer...

 

StandWithUs stands with students

Are the Jews in Israel white European colonialists? Are Israel’s settlements in the West Bank illegal? Isn’t a Jewish state, by definition, racist and undemocratic? These are just a few of the questions StandWithUs addresses to educate middle...

 

JCRC show support at MLK interfaith ceremony

The Jewish Federation Jewish Community Relations Council members were among more than 100 people who participated in a march through downtown Orlando that culminated with an interfaith ceremony at...

 

Rosen JCC names Romirowsky as CEO

Dr. Reuben L. Romirowsky, an accomplished executive with three decades of leadership roles at Jewish community organizations in New York and New Jersey, has been named chief executive officer of The...

 

The Central Florida Jewish Book Festival comes in February

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando and Writer's Block Bookstore of Winter Park present the Central Florida Jewish Book Festival on Feb. 10 and 12. These events are part of a...

 

Israeli guest speaker at annual Sister City (Cocoa and Beit Shemesh) gala

Workers busy with new road construction in Beit Shemesh, Israel, have uncovered remains of a city from the time of the first Temple. The Sister City program of Cocoa, Florida and Beit Shemesh invites...

 

Genealogical Society helps you learn genealogy software

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando presents, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Family Tree Maker, But Were Afraid to Ask: A Discussion with Mark Olsen.” Olsen is Family Tree Maker’s representative, and he will speak to the...

 

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