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2019 JFGO Annual Meeting, Aug. 25

It has been a year of unprecedented change for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. Much of that change—and what it means for the larger Central Florida Jewish community—will be discussed Sunday, Aug. 25, during JFGO’s 2019 Annual Meeting...

 
 By Hope McCormack    News    August 16, 2019 

Looking forward to Shabbat

By Hope McCormack Cascade Heights has the privilege of having a wonderful Shabbat service almost every week. The third week of July was no different. The service was led by Program Director Susan Bern...

 

Savor the summer at Temple Israel's sixth annual Sha-Ba-BQ

Soak up the last bit of summer with Temple Israel's sixth annual Sha-Ba-BQ on Friday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at 50 South Moss Road in Winter Springs. This special indoor and outdoor celebration features...

 

Joint Maimonides-Cardozo event to honor Dr. Harry Rein, Esq.

For more than 50 years, Dr. Harry Rein, Esq. has served our community as the only doctor-lawyer-judge in the United States. His unique expertise in both the medical and legal fields have made him a...

 

RAISE employee and job coach applications open for the fall

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a job coach. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program for adults with special...

 

SPARK kicks off 2019-2020 with guest speaker Nili Couzens

Spark Orlando, Orlando's organization that inspires and educates Jewish women, is kicking off another year of Jewish programming for the 2019-2020 year. Join in the kick off event on Monday, Aug. 19,...

 

RAISE employee and job coach applications open for the fall

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a job coach. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program for adults with special...

 

A debt-free Federation is in sight

Monday evening, July 22, the Maitland City Council, in a 3-1 vote, approved the zoning change needed before the Jewish Federation could move forward with the sale of the vacant JCC building. The way is now cleared to retire the remaining debt on the...

 

New exec at JFS Orlando

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome its new executive director, Philip Flynn. He brings to JFS more than 35 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. His career has engaged international medical programs,...

 

Back by popular demand-Men's Night Out, and a chance to go to the Masters

For the past two years, Orlando synagogue Men's Clubs, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, generous premier sponsors Alan Ginsburg and Aaron Gorovitz, and several other...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    August 2, 2019

Bernice Davids-a model life

Dr. Lee Adler recently arranged a photo shoot at Cascade Heights for the Jewish Pavilion. Bernice Davids was one of the models. She had been a very active volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion for many ye...

 

The virtual Kehillah Exhibit has launched for all to view

Many people have wondered what would happen to the Kehillah exhibit once it was removed from the Orange County Regional History Center. After much consideration of what was actually possible, the organizers realized the exhibit could be made...

 

Jewish Pavilion partners with The JCC Camp J, bringing smiles to all

Last week, middle school campers from the JCC Camp J visited with residents of Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs. They spent several hours playing games and spending quality time getting to...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom Sisterhood

The Congregation Beth Sholom Sisterhood will have their monthly meeting on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. The meetings are held at the Beth Sholom Synagogue located at 315 North 13th Street in Leesburg with the entrance on Center Street. The meeting and...

 

New hire to oversee PJ Library/youth

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando recently hired Rebecca Tregerman as the director of Outreach and Engagement. In that role, Tregerman will oversee the Federation's PJ Library, PJ Our Way and...

 

Blum to appear at JCC to kick off women's book club

Best-selling author Jenna Blum, who rose to prominence with 2004’s Holocaust-themed novel “Those Who Save Us,” will be in Maitland next month to discuss her latest work, “The Lost...

 

Heritage wins two FPA awards!

The Heritage Florida Jewish News won two awards in the Florida Press Association Awards contest. Christine DeSouza took first place in the Arts, Entertainment & Review Reporting category for the article “Harriett Lake’s wardrobe lives on in a...

 

Florida principal removed after not recognizing Holocaust

(JNS)-The principal of a high school in the heavily Jewish-populated Florida city of Boca Raton was reassigned on Monday following an explosive report that he declined to recognize that the Holocaust...

 
 By Susan Bernstein    News    July 19, 2019

Everyone needs a 'lick and a hug' sometime

The Jewish Pavilion has long been partnering with Pet Rescue by Judy, a "no kill shelter" that rescues dogs and cats and prepares them for adoption. The partnership takes the form of pet visitations...

 

Reunion for 2019 high school graduates who were former JAO students

Former Jewish Academy of Orlando students who graduated from area high schools this year enjoyed a reunion held in the library of the Jewish Academy of Orlando at the end of the academic year....

 
 By Susan Bernstein    News    July 12, 2019

Giving back to community through the Jewish Pavilion

Zena Sulkes has dedicated her professional life to education. As a Hebrew School Aid at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Detroit, Sulkes began to feel her way around the classroom and understand the esse...

 

New program director at the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion welcomes Hope McCormack to their staff of program directors. The Jewish Pavilion has been a part of McCormack's life for over 10 years. "For my bat mitzvah project, I delivered...

 

Cantor Rawiszer honored with ACC President's Award for Volunteerism

Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer was recently awarded the American Conference of Cantors President's Award for Volunteerism at the recent ACC-GTM Convention in Atlanta on June 23, 2019. Rawiszer-shown here...

 

Humanitarian crisis facing immigrants in the US

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida would like to make the following statement regarding the humanitarian crisis currently facing immigrants in the United States today: As echoed through our mission, the Holocaust Center b...

 

'The Jewish Golden Age of Spain: From Glory to Exile'

Are you interested in learning more about the Jewish history of Spain? Then register for “The Jewish Golden Age of Spain: From Glory to Exile” taught by Jewish educator Charlene Neely at Temple Israel this fall. The free course will be taught...

 

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