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BUSINESS UPDATE: Shop Israeli products through Kemel Inc. distributors

Kevin and Melitza Lugo have a deep love for Israel. So deep that they put “their money where their heart is” and started Kemel Inc. Equipment Sales & Imports in 2019 to become distributors for Ole...

 

A message from Federation CEO

Our Cherished Community, There are no words for the fear, anger, and despair we felt this Shabbat as the situation in Colleyville, Texas unfolded. In the same way, words cannot describe our relief when all hostages emerged safely. This horrific...

 

COS concert to honor Cantor Robuck

The community is invited to join Congregation Ohev Shalom in honoring Cantor Allan Robuck's 30 years of service and dedication to the synagogue at the COS Gala on Sunday, March 6, 2022. The evening's...

 

JFS Orlando's 10 favorite things in 2021

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is very proud of all the work they have done over the past year to provide a family of services to the Orlando community. Here is a countdown list of JFS Orlando’s 10 favorite things in 2021: 10. Pearlman...

 
 By Alicia Lovejoy    News    January 7, 2022

Jewish Pavilion honors Julie Levitt Bain at Fashion Show

When choosing an honoree for the 2022 Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show, the Jewish Pavilion nominated one of its program directors, Julie Levitt Bain. Nancy Ludin, the executive director of The Jewish Pavilion shared, “Julie cares for her residents as...

 

Let the Torah be your guide for enlightenment and laughter

There are no jokes in the Torah, but there is an abundance of wit, irony, word play, sarcasm and humor. On Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, Susan Bernstein, program director at the Jewish Pavilion, presented...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging announces 8 over 80 honorees for 2022

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2022, "8 Over 80" Honorary Gala...

 

Three new faces at the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion has added a new marketing director, office manager and receptionist to its organization. The new marketing director at the Jewish Pavilion, Alicia Lovejoy, participated in the...

 

Connecting at the Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Networking is a great way to expand your business and meet new friends. To this end, the Jewish Chamber was formulated to connect like-minded individuals for business and social purposed. Over 20...

 

Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry begins partnership with new Sprouts

JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry is proud to announce its partnership with the newest Sprouts Farmers Market location at Colonial Plaza, and since the beginning of December 2021, JFS is picking up food donations from this Sprouts...

 

Author Yvonne David to speak at Hadassah Orlando meeting

Hadassah Orlando presents author Yvonne David at its Jan. 4 monthly in-person meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 32751. David will discuss her award-winning historical fiction, “The...

 

Learn the Jewish history of coffee

"Do you love coffee? Do you love history? If the answer to any of those questions for you is "yes" as it is for me, then you don't want to miss this unique event," said Rabbi Yanky Majesky of...

 

Stetson puts its 'shekels' where its mouth is

Stetson University spent the last four years growing its Jewish community. As shared before, Stetson now offers a Jewish studies minor, Kosher grab and go food on campus, and a thriving Jewish community at Stetson University Hillel. This investment...

 

JFS hosts inaugural Michael McKee Award

On Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando presented the Inaugural Michael McKee Volunteer Award. Held at the Winter Park Farmers' Market, the event recognized and...

 

An 'mmm-mmm good' Chanukah party

A wonderful time was had by all on Friday, Dec. 3rd at the Cascade Heights Chanukah Shabbat party hosted by Jewish Pavilion. Residents and volunteers were dressed up in their Chanukah best. It was...

 

Community study results released

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held meetings Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 (at the Roth Family JCC and Rosen JCC, respectively) to discuss the results of the community study, conducted by the Cohen...

 

Chabad Orlando brought Chanukah to the Amway Center

At the end of the first quarter as the spotlight glared at the stage, the Grand Menorah Lighting at Amyway Center captured the thousands of participants as Jewish musical artist Jimmy...

 

Mahjong buddies together again!

After almost 2 years, this foursome was finally reunited. (l-r, standing) Jill Cousins, Dale Perreault and Debbie Meitin have been playing mahjong with Ruth (seated) for over six years. Ruth resides...

 

School's out days Winter mini-camps at the Rosen JCC

Are you already wondering what activities you can plan for your children when school closes for winter break? The Rosen JCC offers Winter Mini-Camps. These camps include art, music, sports and plenty...

 

Another great JP Connections

Over a hundred people gathered to honor Gary Becker (l) and Sandi Trainor at the Jewish Pavilions annual luncheon called "JP Connections." The festivities included a tribute to the honorees and their...

 

Community study ready for review

Last year about this time, The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando began The Central Florida Jewish Community Study, conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University...

 

Chanukah celebrations at the Roth Family JCC

Upcoming events at the continuing Chanukah festival include: Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Festival of Lights Celebration Join The Roth Family JCC for Festival of Lights. Enjoy latkes, DIY dreidels, and more at this can’t-miss celebration. Here...

 

Shabbat at Cascade Heights

Friday, Nov. 19 was a great day at the Cascade Heights in Longwood. The Jewish Pavilion had the pleasure of facilitating Shabbat services with staff members and volunteers. Residents were engaged in...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    December 3, 2021

Reuniting women through the sisterhood of challah

The Mega Challah Bake has re-introduced the joy of challah-making to women throughout the Orlando area, following a year and a half Covid break. On Thursday, Nov. 11, Orlando's Chabad Centers brought...

 

A new direction for the Rosen JCC in Southwest Orlando

A Town Square is defined as an open public space found in the heart of a traditional town, used for community gatherings. In its new direction, the Rosen JCC is adopting a form of the town square...

 

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