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 News    July 30, 2021 

Rabbi David Kay Day in Maitland

This Saturday, July 31, is Rabbi David Kay Day in Maitland, and especially at Congregation Ohev Shalom. The City of Maitland proclaimed Rabbi David Kay Day in honor of Rabbi Kay's 17 years of dedicate...

 
 By Dexter Van Zile    News    July 30, 2021 

Anti-Israel trouble in Orlando

(The Algemeiner) - Alan Kornman is a documentarian who records what takes place at anti-Israel rallies in and around the city of Orlando, Florida. He keeps a low profile, and aside from asking a quest...

 
 News    July 30, 2021 

The Jewish Pavilion serves under-served seniors

This past year, in bringing gift bags to all Jewish seniors in facilities, occasionally there were a few bags left over. Director Nancy Ludin requested those bags go to Jewish seniors not in these...

 
 News    July 30, 2021 

Hebrew reading crash course in Orlando

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, only half of American Jews (52 percent) can read Hebrew. To fill this gap in Jewish education, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has developed Read it in Hebrew, an innovative Hebrew reading course...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    July 30, 2021 

The Jewish Pavilion's first Summer Soiree at Dillards

Sunday night, July 11, the Jewish Pavilion had its first Summer Soiree fundraiser at Dillards department store. The night was full of wonderful conversation, food, and shopping, and a great way to...

 

Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry resumes Aldi and Fresh Market food pick-ups

JFS Orlando's Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry is excited to share that food pick-ups from Aldi at Aloma Square Shopping Center and The Fresh Market on N Mills Ave have resumed as of late-June 2021....

 

Social summers with Temple Israel

After being apart, many of us long for reconnection to community. This is exactly what Temple Israel is aiming to achieve this summer with activities for the very young to the young at heart. Senior...

 

Heritage garners two awards from FPA

The Heritage Florida Jewish news took away two awards at the Florida Press Association’s annual weekly newspaper contest. “The temple of Zoom (Video Conferencing) is upon us” by Christine DeSouza won second place for Best Headline. In the...

 

Happy anniversary Central Florida Hillel

Central Florida Hillel kicked off its 20th anniversary with a tree planting on Sunday, July 11. The year 2021 marks the 20th year that Central Florida Hillel has been recognized as a Jewish...

 

Hear two dynamic speakers who share in the fight to preserve Israel

Reports about the Arabs who live in Judea and Samaria is always covered in the mainstream media - their living conditions, their suffering, their plight, etc. There is not much coverage about Jews...

 

Earn college credits in high school while learning what Judaism says about money, stress and success

Once again this fall, Jewish high school students in the North Orlando area will have a unique opportunity to earn college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism. Over the last year, the stock...

 

JFS Orlando provided more than $884,000 in rental assistance

JFS Orlando CARES, the emergency rental assistance program of Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, provided relief for those impacted financially by COVID-19 since October 2020. With the completion of the program on June 30, 2021, JFS Orlando...

 

CF Hillel strikes Gold

Hunter Gold was selected to be the next executive director of Central Florida Hillel and will be starting on July 28. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Florida for college, and has maintained...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    July 9, 2021

Back on stage with a humorous theatrical show

Who thought the topic of the Dead Sea Scrolls could be so entertaining? Natural story-teller Kenneth Hanson, Ph.D., as done just that. In addition to being an associate professor of Judaic Studies at...

 

Kindergarten at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC is known for their Early Childhood Learning Center program. For years their mission has been to guide children in their development of social, emotional, academic, creative, cultural...

 

Dig out those family favorites for the JFS Orlando summer recipe raffle

JFS Orlando is pleased to announce its first-ever Summer Recipe Raffle! Starting July 7 through Aug. 18, JFS will be raffling out a different prize every week with a final Grand Prize at the end of...

 

Heritage columnist wins AJPA award

Heritage columnist, Mel Pearlman, won an Honorable Mention Award for Journalistic Excellence in Covering Zionism, Aliyah and Israel from the American Jewish Press Association. Only 110 awards were...

 

Happening at the J

Mahjong for Beginners Interested in learning how to play Mahjong? Then this class is for you. This 6-week series introduces the fundamental principles of the game — perfect if you are a new player or want to brush up on your skills. The class will...

 

Shabbat trio at Cascade Heights

Many of the seniors visited by staff and volunteers at the Jewish Pavilion transition from one community to another. The Jewish Pavilion follows them wherever they land. Three dear friends met at...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    News    June 25, 2021

Federation meeting addresses the growing antisemitism

On June 14, at 7 p.m., an in-person and zoom meeting was hosted by Keith Dvorchik, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Orlando, and Aaron Weill, CEO of Central Florida Hillel, for a community discussion...

 
 By Mark Davids    News    June 25, 2021

Beth Am engages interim rabbi

Congregation Beth Am has engaged Rabbi David Barnett to be their interim rabbi. He started on June 15, 2021. The Rabbinic Search Committee chaired by Steven Gordon, after having interviewed many...

 

Live virtual 'In My Own Words' events

The following virtual programs will be hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center. The first on Sunday, June 27 at 3 p.m. is with Holocaust survivor Claire Soria. Hear Soria's...

 

Update: There is more to the Trader Joe's incident

Federation CEO and Executive Director Keith Dvorchik reached out to the Heritage about the Trader Joe’s incident saying that “a lot more happened that wasn’t included [in the article Heritage ran].” After learning of the anti-Israel discourte...

 

What happened at Trader Joe's?

Everyone knows the game where people sit in a circle and one person whispers something in the ear of the next person. The message is then passed on around the group. Nine times out of 10, the message...

 
 By Nina Fine    News    June 18, 2021

The Jewish Pavilion's Adopted Grandparent Program is fulfilling lives of seniors

On a hot morning in early June, I met with Grandparent Program participants Isa Vogel and Rebekah McNarney, age 9, as Isa was hosting a lovely brunch for her adopted 'granddaughter,' Rebekah and her m...

 

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