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The Rosen JCC has big plans for its future

On Oct. 24, the Rosen JCC celebrated 10 years in Southwest Orlando with its "10th Anniversary: Building the Future" event. Harris Rosen was honored with the JCC's inaugural Community Builder award...

 

Local author's first published novella wins an international book award

"My name is Harold Kushner. I'm here to tell you what is about to happen. It will begin as soon as I finish getting dressed and walk out my front door..." Thus begins "The Great Mongolian Bowling...

 

The dedication of Jeffrey & Diane Ginsburg Hillel House at Stetson

On Friday evening, Nov. 22, the Jeffrey & Diane Ginsburg Hillel House at Stetson University Hillel was dedicated. It was an incredible event made even more special by the more than 100 people who joined us at the House to celebrate Jewish life...

 

Learn about Israel's Rescuers Without Borders

In 2000, Israelis found themselves caught up in the second intifada in which thousands of terror attacks took place all throughout Israel. The injured Israelis who resided in Judea and Samaria waited...

 

Welcome to the new Chabad Jewish Center in Altamonte Springs

On Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.—1 p.m., Chabad of Altamonte Springs will celebrate a grand opening Brunch and Mezuzah affixing ceremony at its new location, 195 S. Westmonte Drive in Altamonte Springs. “Over the last three years, hundreds of...

 

Jewish Academy Book Fair features an alumnus

Local author Briana Gilbert and illustrator Rafael Layish shared their book "Hidden Wings of the Time Keeper" at the Jewish Academy of Orlando's Family Learning Night and Author Event that kicked off...

 

Jewish Pavilion honors two worthy volunteers at JP Connections

The Jewish Pavilion will honor volunteers Randi Cunningham and Myrna Ossin at its JP Connections on Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at the Hilton-Altamonte Springs, located at 350 Northlake Blvd. This event...

 

Another successful Men's Night Out

The Men's Night Out event was a great success with 250 seats sold and 230 seats filled. The winner of the Masters tickets was Jason Feldman who was thrilled to be the winner as it happens he is an...

 

Jewish Academy students express their thankfulness

Jewish Academy of Orlando kindergarteners performed in the school's annual Thanksgiving show. The audience was taken back in time to the days of the pilgrims. Each student had a role telling the...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando announces honorees of its Wonderland Gala

Celebrating its 42nd year, Jewish Academy of Orlando will be honoring Ellen and Simon Snyder and Jodi and David Krinker at the school's annual gala, on Saturday, Jan.25, 2020, at the Citrus...

 

Chabad at UCF champions Mental Health Awareness Week

Recognizing the range of stresses involved in campus life today, Chabad at UCF has made significant strides in building awareness and support for those managing mental health issues. To expand the conversation and help students access valuable...

 

Comments online

Heritage Newspaper’s print audience doesn’t get to read responses to articles that are posted in the online edition of the paper (unless they also read the online edition). Here are this week’s responses: Articles about Bernie Sanders, 11/8...

 

Honoring Veterans and their families

Each year the Jewish Pavilion honors our veterans and their families with a salute to their service through song and history. Paul and Terri Fine Stenzler, longtime Jewish Pavilion volunteers, respectfully prepared a meaningful program dedicated to...

 

Venue location change

The venue for New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade’s discussion and book signing of his newest book, “Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers,” will be at Writer’s Block Bookstore, 316 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, on Saturday, Nov. 23rd...

 

Writer's Block Bookstore hosts Brian Kilmeade live at the Roth Family JCC

New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade will be at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. to talk about his newest book "Sam Houston and...

 

JAO students learn lessons of hope from a Holocaust survivor

Jewish Academy of Orlando fourth and fifth graders heard testimony from Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann as part of a visit organized by Dr. Dan Layish, an alumni parent. Steigmann visited students...

 

Art and puppetry with Israeli visiting professor

Ayelet Golan will present “An evening of Art and Puppetry with Ayelet Golan” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Central Florida Hillel, 3925 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. There will be a Q&A after...

 

A citizen under Spain's new Law of Return for descendents of Jews exiled in 1492 to speak Dec. 18

Jacksonville’s Josh Fisher has obtained Spanish citizenship through his Sephardic ancestry, demonstrating that his family was exiled in 1492. Fisher, who will be the featured speaker at the Dec. 18 meeting of the St. Augustine Jewish Historical...

 

A tour of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at UF

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society invites the community to join them on a tour the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida on Sunday, Nov. 17, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, the unofficial...

 

The Jewish Pavilion offers an experience for residents of all faiths

Colleen Norris has been associated with The Mayflower in Winter Park for over 23 years. She is the assisted-living director and recently stated that she is "happy to get up and go to work every day."...

 

They share their love

Denise Beumer and Sharon Littman share their love with seniors every week volunteering for the Jewish Pavilion at Savannah Court in Maitland. They also shared the evening as honorees at the Gems &...

 

Rescue under fire

It was during the Second Intifada, horrific terrorist attacks were breaking out daily-shootings, bus bombings, tragedy after tragedy. An attack in Otniel, in the Hebron Hills, left a student and...

 

Anti-Semitic act on Halloween

The Holocaust Center was saddened to learn a student allegedly dressed in costume as Adolph Hitler for Halloween and was seen giving other students the Heil-Hitler salute at a local high school. This incident has caused great alarm and the Holocaust...

 

Do you feel latke (lucky)?

Congregation Ohev Shalom’s Sisterhood hosts their second mahjong tournament on Dec. 15. This year’s event, Winter Mahj will have a festive Chanukah slant—Meet new friends, see “old” friends and have fun. The registration fee is $36 per...

 

Jewish Academy's book fair is just around the corner

Jewish Academy of Orlando will hold its annual Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, Nov. 18 through Nov. 22, 2019. The Family Learning Night and Author Event, the school's signature event, will be held...

 

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