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 By Christine DeSouza    News    August 7, 2020 

Patricia Sigman runs for state Senate

Longwood resident Patricia R. Sigman is a Democratic candidate on the primary ballot for state Senate, District 9. There is one opponent running against her for the seat and she is hopeful voters will...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    July 31, 2020

SCSB member, Abby Sanchez, on school reopening and her re-election

Abby Sanchez, member of the Seminole County School Board, represents District 3 in Central Florida. First elected in 2016, Sanchez's current term ends in 2020. She is running for re-election in the...

 

Brooke and Olivia Chepenik are sweet on our seniors

Not only are Brooke and Olivia Chepenik bright and beautiful, but they are artistic and philanthropic as well. The sisters decided that they wanted to help seniors in long-term care during the Covid...

 
 By Keith Dvorchik    News    July 24, 2020

Sound the shofar and make joyful noise in unison

In the era of COVID-19, we are facing many challenges. As we make all our events virtual, wear facemasks wherever we go, and back up a few more steps in the checkout line, it's clear that we're...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    July 24, 2020

Cantor Bryce Megdal joins CRJ

"Today is the day: The moment I (and many of you) have been waiting for! I begin my journey as the cantor of CRJ," posted newly hired Cantor Bryce Megdal in celebration of her first day on the job at...

 

Judge Alan Apte up for re-election

Very few things can be scarier than having to appear in a courtroom. One concern in many people's minds is which judge will be trying their case. With almost 150 endorsements from lawyers, rest...

 

Continuing the "Wow" factor at Central Florida Hillel this fall

Approximately five years ago, Danielle McKinstry graduated The University of Connecticut and landed her first job at Central Florida Hillel as engagement associate. During the ensuing five years,...

 

Strategies for Action in July

Although the Holocaust Center remains closed because of the coronavirus, events are still planned that can be attended virtually. As part of the Strategies for Action programs, the Holocaust Center presents on July 28, “The Limits & Necessities of...

 

Upcoming virtual events at The Roth Family JCC

The Summer Author Series The series continues on Sunday, July 19 at 1 p.m. Rachel Beanland, will discuss her book, “Florence Adler Swims Forever,” in a Zoom conversation.  Based on a true story...

 

The Roth Family JCC's back to school protocol

As the school year approaches, families are facing an unprecedented challenge as they seek a quality education for their children in a safe and supportive environment. The Roth Family JCC is doing its part to help. They are launching an initiative t...

 

RAISE applications now being accepted

The RAISE program for young adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for a limited number of fall positions. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program offered through the Jewish Federation of Greater...

 

The Orlando Senior Help Desk is here to can help

Calls at the Orlando Senior Help Desk at the Jewish Pavilion have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Nancy Ludin, CEO, “It is harder to find the resources you need when tours are...

 

Preparing for the next the school year, JAO uses germ-killing technology to fight COVID-19

Jewish Academy of Orlando is using Violet Defense, a patented germ-killing technology to fight COVID-19. The UV operated products are designed to prevent the spread of illness-causing germs on any surface. “When our students return to school,...

 

Faye Novick recognized for chairmanship

The Jewish Pavilion wishes to thank Faye Novick for her two successful years as the chairman of the Jewish Pavilion Board. For all her hard work, she was presented with a custom Woman of Valor plaque...

 

Virtual 'Strategies for Action' programs in July

Ally or Accomplice The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will present two virtual events in July. As part of the Strategies for Action programs, “Ally or Accomplice: Multiple Pathways to Racial Justice” will be held virtually on...

 

Enjoy 'Jewish Pavilion live with Cantor Nina Fine'

The Jewish Pavilion is thrilled to plan four special Shabbat services/programs with Cantor Non Fine on Zoom in July, beginning this evening. The following services will be held on the 10th, 17th and 2...

 

Speak out against anti-Semitism on campus

Local resident Donna Render wrote a letter to FSU President Thrasher about student president Ahmad Daraldik. She is encouraging others to email him as well. “Ahmad should be expelled and nothing less,” Render said. “A message has to be sent...

 

Raffle to benefit Jewish life at UCF is in full swing

Hundreds of tickets have already been sold in an online raffle benefiting UCF Chabad's vital work enhancing Jewish life at UCF and Valencia. All of the proceeds gleaned from the $36 tickets will go...

 

Rabbi Siegel provides spiritual guidance during difficult times

Rabbi E. Arnold Siegel is always available to local individuals and families who need a rabbi’s guidance and perspective. It’s a time in our lives that isn’t easy for anyone, and we all go...

 

Visiting is on hold, but friendships persist

Jewish Pavilion volunteers Meril Salzburg, Jill Cousins Levy and Peri Goldberg miss senior resident Ruth. The weekly mahjong games may be on hold, but the friendships are still there. Consistent...

 

RAISE applications now being accepted

The RAISE program for young adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for a limited number of fall positions. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program offered through the Jewish Federation of Greater...

 

Show the Jewish Pavilion your Shabbat

With all the craziness in the world right now, the Jewish Pavilion is trying to bring love, tradition, and comfort to those who are sheltered in elder-care facilities. Although unable to visit,...

 

Innovative firm makes semi-finals in start-up event

Blue Halo BioMedical's CEO, Anthony Ruben of Winter Park, recently announced that the company has made the semi-finals of the "Collision From Home" start-up event to be held June 24. Blue Halo was...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in August. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

Virtual events from the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

Combatting racism The Holocaust Center is announcing a multi-faceted approach to educating and empowering all people to combat prejudice and bigotry. The main vehicle will be the unveiling of a new...

 

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