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 News    July 1, 2022 

Statement from the JCRC on the overturn of Roe v. Wade

For 50 years, Roe v. Wade has been the “settled law” of the United States. Today, in its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, revoking the Constitutional right of a woman to...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Get ‘em while they’re in season! From apricots and peaches, to blueberries and strawberries, and even to cantaloupe and watermelon, the summer means plenty of delicious fresh fruits to enjoy. Did...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

Residents at Oakmonte Village Siena celebrate Shabbat

The Jewish Pavilion hosted Shabbat services at Oakmonte Village Siena. They were led by Randi Cunningham, a long-time volunteer, and consisted of singing, prayers, and challah. Cunningham started by...

 

Bari Sigal joins CRJ leadership team

Megan Steinmetz, Congregatio of Reform Judaism president announces that Bari Sigal has been selected as CRJ’s new director of Programing and Member Engagement. Sigal will take the lead on creating...

 

Grief Support experienced through the Jewish Pavilion

In May and June of 2022, Judy Kahan led a weekly grief support group for Jewish people who had experienced a loss. The sessions were held at Cascade Heights in Longwood. Another grief support group...

 

'Oh, what a night!' at Jewish Pavilion's latest fundraiser

The Jewish Pavilion held its most recent cocktail party at Land Rover Orlando. A wonderful time was had with great food, great drinks, a little bit of dancing and being able to socialize with friends...

 
 By Sophie A. Katz    News    June 17, 2022

SOJC Family offers new members free religious school tuition for grades K-2

It’s never been a better time to join the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.The Hardoon family, long-time members of SOJC, are offering free religious school tuition for kindergarten to second grade for any new members to SOJC. This generous...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Do you withhold emotions rather than express them? People often swallow their feelings because they fear others will not accept them if they are expressive. However, stifled emotions can have a...

 

COS benefit for Ukraine raises over $11,500

The Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom hosted an afternoon event on Sunday, May 22, to raise much-needed funds for Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and flee their country amid the ongoing war with...

 

Holocaust Center recruits new CEO

Following a national search, The Holocaust Center has selected Talli Dippold, an educator and community builder with nearly 15 years of leadership experience in Holocaust education, as its new chief...

 

Florida's interesting Jewish history

On May 27, Heritage Florida Jewish News employee Gil Dombrosky, along with his wife, Risa, and daughter, Karyn, attended a lecture on the Jewish History of Florida at the DeLand Regional Library. Sam...

 

OTA celebrates 12th anniversary

As another successful school year comes to an end it's time to celebrate. It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since the founding of Orlando Torah Academy. This has been an exceptional year...

 

Why kindergarten is special at the Rosen JCC

As we come to the end of the current school year, it’s time to start making plans for the new school year. Parents of little ones, who are transitioning from pre-school, need to decide if they want to move to public or private kindergarten. These...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Next time you’re stuck in evening traffic, take a few seconds to enjoy the pinks and purples in the sunset. It might be the most overlooked, but spiritual self-care can help you feel grateful to be...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    June 3, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Aid and Attendance benefit

Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs. They must have served some time in active duty. The benefit is designed...

 

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 Nancy Ludin    News    May 20, 2022

Jewish Chamber and Pride Chamber joint event

There will be a joint venture between the Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the Pride Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a networking Happy Hour will be held at...

 

JFS Orlando says thank you!

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that its Restock & Rebuild Challenge raised over $63,000, which is nearly double the amount raised in their 2021 campaign. This year during the Challenge, which ran from March 15th throug...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Don't feel guilty to set work boundaries. Practicing professional self-care might look like taking time for lunch breaks, only answering phone calls and emails during work hours, or letting your boss...

 

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 Nancy Ludin    News    May 20, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Housekeeping

While most seniors prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, official records show that home injuries are the biggest reason for adult hospitalization, especially for women. These stagger...

 

CF Hillel celebrates 20 years

Central Florida Hillel has been shaping Jewish leaders for the last 20 years and is now taking the time to reflect and celebrate at a special dinner: "Honoring the Past, Charging into the Future: an...

 

RAISE accepting applications

The RAISE work and social skills training program for adults with special needs is now acception online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a RAISE job coach. For more information or to apply, visit...

 

UCF Hillel students explore mental health wellness with JFS

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando continues to partner with Central Florida Hillel to better meet the mental health needs of UCF students. Since last August, JFS Orlando therapist Shaina...

 

Grief support group back in session

Grief is a noun that means deep sorrow especially caused by someone's death. The most difficult challenges include coping with the loss of a child, spouse, parent or sibling. The Jewish Pavilion...

 

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