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 By Marilyn Shapiro    News    May 17, 2024 

Yom HaShoah event overflowing in Solivita

On Sunday night, Shalom Club held its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event as planned. When I took over chairing this event around four years ago, we had 25 people in attendance. Tonight, there...

 
 News    May 17, 2024 

Shabbat at Life Care Altamonte

In Life Care Altamonte, a skilled nursing facility, a moment of tranquility and spiritual connection takes place one Friday a month. A Shabbat service, designed to honor Jewish traditions and bring comfort to the residents, becomes a cherished event...

 

Allies in senior care and community support

Within our community, the Jewish Pavilion and Orlando Senior Help Desk stand as vital pillars of support and assistance for seniors and their families. Together, they offer a wealth of resources and services tailored to meet the diverse needs of...

 

Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

Express yourself, May 15 The Holocaust Center will present “Expression Through Art” on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Here is an opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery through art. Bring personal photos and keepsakes to the Center and f...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Camp J General Camp offers swimming and water play

Camp J General Camp offers a fun way to beat the heat this summer. The General Camp offers a water option as an add feature. Children will go to the beautiful Rosen Aquatic Center. They will have have swim sessions tailored to their skill level...

 

First-ever Educator Award presented at 2024 White Rose Tribute

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida honored Jonathan and Nancy Wolf with the Tess Wise White Rose Award at its annual White Rose Tribute Event held at the Orlando Museum...

 

Rosen JCC Early Childhood Learning Center open registration

The end to the current school year is fast approaching. This is the best time to start planning for the 2024-2025 school year. The Rosen JCC Early Childhood Learning Center is now registering for the new year. The ECLC provides a STEAM education...

 

Temple Israel is 70 years young!

Temple Israel is celebrating their 70th Anniversary Simcha at their 50 S. Moss Road location on Sunday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., and it’d be a shanda not to attend! Guests will enjoy catered appetizers, dinner, and drinks. There will be free b...

 

Holocaust Center presents Yom HaShoah ve-Hagevurah

Reflect upon the tragedy of the Holocaust as those who perished are remembered at the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism hosted by The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center. The event will be held Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at the...

 

RAISE accepting applications for Fall 2024

The RAISE work and social skills training program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a RAISE job coach. RAISE is a work and social skills training program...

 

Saturday Night Out at the Rosen JCC

Parents get ready to plan a night out for yourself. The Rosen JCC Saturday Night Out will be on April 27, 6 p.m. -11 p.m. This event lets you drop off kids for a night of fun. The theme this month is “An Evening of Magic.” Kids will be able to pla...

 

Wolfs to receive White Rose Award

The White Rose Tribute event, to be held April 11 at the Orlando Museum of Art from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., will honor Jonathan and Nancy Wolf with the Tess Wise White Rose Award. The evening will feature a...

 

April events at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC offers events for the entire family. April 18th the Rosen JCC will host community bingo. This is open to the entire community. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start 6:30 p.m. Bring $20 to play for the night. There will be...

 

There is something for everyone at the Jewish Heritage Festival

The Jewish Heritage Festival, taking place April 7, is a phenomena in itself. Who knew it would be so successful from the get-go? What began in 2007 as a suggestion by 80-year-old Murray Steinberg to...

 

Jewish Pavilion's Spring Breakfast celebrates community

On Thursday, March 14th, Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary echoed with the warm laughter and camaraderie of the Jewish Pavilion's annual Spring Breakfast. The event, sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion,...

 

Raise your glass to cancer survivors

In support of Head & Neck Cancer Awareness month, Jason Mendelsohn has announced the second annual Raise Your Glass event is taking place on Sunday, April 7, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Mercedes-Benz of Or...

 

"Supernova - The Music Festival Massacre" screening

Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando and Decision Tactical invite the entire community to an exclusive screening of “Supernova - The Music Festival Massacre” on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The massacre at the Supernova Festival in the Negev desert mar...

 

Oct. 7 was a 'breakdown of a covenant,' says Oren at 'Stand with Israel' Legacy Luncheon in Orlando

(ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla) - One of Israel's most distinguished statesmen, Ambassador Michael Oren, a diplomat who worked at the highest levels of the Israeli government, was the featured speaker at Jew...

 

Calling all aspiring writers to a screenwriters workshop

Local screenwriter and novelist Katherine MK Mitchell, a former talent agent and story-analyst in the Hollywood film industry, will lead a workshop titled “Screenwriting 101,” at the Maitland Library auditorium on March 23 from 10:30 a.m. – noon....

 

Fresh from the garden: A holiday feast

Jewish joy is blooming at Temple Israel, and so are the vegetables in the Gan Chesed: Garden of Kindness. Officially installed in October of last year through the generosity of the Magness Family...

 

Glamour for a cause

On Feb. 15, the isles of Dillard's Altamonte Mall were transformed into a runway of compassion and style as over 200 attendees gathered for the annual Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show. This glittering...

 

Open House at the Rosen JCC for Early Childhood Learning Center

The Rosen JCC will be hosting an open house for our Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC). Choosing a preschool for your child is the first step in their education. The Open House will be March 6th 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and...

 

Spending a Shabbaton in nature

What started as an idea in 2023 for a Temple Israel Men’s Club camping weekend turned into a full Shabbaton held Feb. 2-4, 2024, at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. The cabins were comfortable a...

 

JCRC reaches out to Central Florida Hillel at Shabbat Dinner

Last November, circumstance connected the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Orlando and Central Florida Hillel. On Feb. 9, 2024, that connection was solidified in the traditional Jewish...

 

Hate raises its ugly head again

The attitude about antisemitic groups in Central Florida used to be “if you ignore them, they will go away.” Not anymore. Now people hold to “if you see something, say something.” On Saturday, Feb. 17, a group of neo-Nazi demonstrators stood on the...

 

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