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Fall Events at the Rosen JCC

Fall at the Rosen JCC is jammed packed with events for the entire family. Community Bingo! Oct. 2 —The doors open at 1 p.m. and the games start at 2 p.m. It’s $20 cash to play for the day. Cash prizes and Raffles will be held. Refreshments are...

 

Jewish Pavilion networking breakfast

The Jewish Pavilion depends on its generous sponsors in order to pursue their mission: enriching the lives of residents in elder care communities. Forty companies support the Jewish Pavilion financially and emotionally. They are integrally involved...

 

Double your impact, double the hope!

Shana Tova! Celebrate the New Year by joining JFS Orlando in their annual Hope Challenge. Beginning September 15th through October 20th, every dollar donated to Jewish Family Services of Greater...

 

SYNAGOGUE SERVICE SCHEDULE

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. For tickets or information, contact the...

 

New this year at Orlando Torah Academy

Now entering its 13th year, Orlando Torah Academy is off to an exciting start. Enrollment has reached 165 students from 70 families in preschool through eighth grade. The phenomenal growth necessitated the purchase of the adjacent property over the...

 

Celebrities among us

One of the pleasant surprises I receive as Jewish Pavilion program director is meeting a resident who has extraordinary stories to tell of their lives and people they have met or worked with in the past. One of these residents is Marshall Stoltz. He...

 

Rosen JCC School Out Days

School schedules don’t always line up with work schedules. This is why the Rosen JCC offers School Out Days for kindergarten – 5th grade. When Orange County Public Schools close for holidays or staff training the Rosen JCC offers a fun...

 

A shared Shabbat

This past Friday the residents of The Grove at Trelago celebrated Shabbat with Jewish Pavilion. Sadly, this was Julie Levitt Bain's last scheduled week serving this community. Lauren Sharfstein is...

 

Federation + JCC = Shalom Orlando

During the 2022 annual meetings of The Roth Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando it was unanimously approved to merge the two agencies into one entity called Shalom Orlando....

 

Temple Israel recognized

The Governor's Faith and Community Based Initiative recently recognized Temple Israel for their work in serving vulnerable populations in the community. Created by Governor DeSantis in 2019, the...

 

Hadassah Orlando's September meeting

Hadassah Orlando's September Meeting will feature Cathy Swerdlow and Pat Southward from The League of Women Voters, announced Hadassah Orlando President Susan Livingstone. The meeting takes place on...

 

Jewish Pavilion 3rd annual Online Charity Auction

Fantastic items including hotel stays, fitness packages sports memorabilia, wine baskets, event tickets, restaurant gift cards home-made meals, self-pampering, wine tastings, luxury hotels, one of a kind items, and much more will be featured in the J...

 

Harvest and Sukkot networking festival

Have fun… Meet New People… Enjoy old friends. The Jewish Pavilion is excited to partner with Watercrest Senior Living on Thursday, Oct. 20, for a Harvest and Sukkot networking festival. Attendees will enjoy a wonderful happy hour with a live...

 

The Moldau Hebrew School dedication

On the occasion of David Moldau's 80th birthday, Sunday, Aug. 21, Chabad of North Orlando dedicated its new Hebrew school, naming it the Moldau Hebrew School, after David and Harriet Moldau. During sp...

 

Grief Support group begins in October

The Jewish Pavilion has been offering Grief Support through a Jewish Lens for close to 10 years. The program is offered twice a year - Fall and Spring. The program is five-six weeks and takes place...

 

Jewish Pavilion says goodbye to Bain and welcomes Sharfstein

The leadership of the Jewish Pavilion wants to thank Julie Levitt Bain for 12 years of service as an outstanding program director. A dozen years ago, Levitt Bain served as a volunteer on the... Full story

 

Rosen JCC launches after-school program

The Rosen JCC is excited to launch its J University after-school program. The Rosen JCC understood there was a need in the community to help parents find activities for their children after school. This program starts by offering convenient pick-up...

 

JFS Pantry Van "pop-up" at CRJ block party

On Sunday, Aug. 14th, the The JFS Orlando Pantry Van made a special appearance at the Congregation of Reform Judaism's Welcome Back Block Party. "Our congregation appreciates the JFS Pantry Van...

 

A dedication and day of fun at Chabad of North Orlando

Following the dedication service of the new Moldau Hebrew School, children and adults enjoyed pony rides, food and games...

 

Double blessing for Pearlman

Heritage Florida News award-winning columnist and Central Florida attorney Mel Pearlman was recently recognized by the Florida Bar Association at its Annual Convention for 50 years of distinctive...

 

Shabbat service at Cascade Heights

Lori Slutsky delivered a beautiful Shabbat service at the Cascade Heights community in Longwood. It was Erev Tishah B’Av so the service had an extra special feeling to it. All attendees were engaged and learned about the destruction of the two...

 

Lox and friends on Tuesday at Toojays

The Jewish Chamber met at Toojays on Colonial on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for networking and conversation. Many nice friendships were reunited or forged. The next Jewish Chamber event is Sept. 12 from 5-7...

 

COS has a new rabbi

Congregation Ohev Shalom is extremely excited to announce the arrival of its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Geoffrey Spector. Rabbi Geoffrey Spector from Livingston, N.J., where he was the senior rabbi... Full story

 

RAISE partners with Amazon and begins expansion to South Orlando and beyond

Founder and Director Loren London and Director of Employment and Education Rachel Slavkin have been busy during these summer months promoting RAISE (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees). They are actively expanding to South...

 

BUSINESS UPDATE: Jewish Funeral Group launches Orlando Jewish funerals digital platform

On Aug. 3 Jewish Funeral Group launched OrlandoJewishFunerals.com in partnership with Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, a StoneMor, Inc. property. The interactive resource provides comprehensive support, education, and information for those planning...

 

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