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Learn about Ethiopian Israelis

Director-general of the Ethiopia National Project, Roni Akale, will enlighten the Central Florida community about the Ethiopian-Israeli community and its progress in assimilating into Israeli culture. ENP works to ensure the full integration of...

 

An evening with Yadin Gellman - survivor and hero of Oct. 7

Actor and Oct. 7 hero, Yadin Gellman, will be at several Chabads in Central Florida to share his story, "The 12 Longest Hours of My Life." Gellman grew up in Jerusalem during the second Intifada. The...

 

Adults fun and creativity at the Rosen JCC

February is the month for love and the Rosen JCC has all the activities adults will love this month! Community Mah Jongg The next date to meet to play Mah Jongg will be Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. To register and learn more dates, visit...

 

RAISE employees take a cookie break

RAISE employees take a cookie break The RAISE employees aren’t always working and learning. Recently they had a wonderful time at a cookie decorating get together. Over eight families enjoyed...

 

2 co-execs for Shalom Orlando

Craig Polejes, Chair of the Shalom Orlando Board of Directors, announced that the Board of Directors of Shalom Orlando has appointed Melissa Youngblood and Rachel Greenspan as the interim co-executive directors. Melissa Youngblood has been an...

 

2 Orlando teens USY Fellows

USY is pleased to announce the third annual Heschel Fellowship cohort. Twenty-one teens from across the United States will be gathering virtually every week for immersive Jewish learning and fellowship through April 3, 2024. The two students from...

 

An evening of Pink Health awareness

The Congregation of Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is hosting Sisterhood & Sharsheret, an evening to bring awareness to breast and ovarian cancer, on Feb. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Orlando Health specialists Amy Laughlin, MD; Amy...

 

Jewish Chamber members network together

The Jewish Chamber held a breakfast event at Pickles NY Deli & More in Longwood on Jan. 25. This exclusive gathering was chaired by Scott Leitner, vice president of Climate First Bank. The...

 

Dinner and a puzzling race at Temple Israel

Join your friends at Temple Israel for TI Supper Club on Friday, Feb. 9, and enjoy a delicious, homemade vegetarian meal featuring produce grown in our very own Gan Chesed: Garden of Kindness!...

 

Jewish Pavilion Sponsor's Breakfast

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Jewish Pavilion hosted a Sponsor's Breakfast at Legacy Pointe in Orlando, marking a morning of community, connection, and culinary delights. The breakfast served as a...

 

Join Chabad for a Transformative Solidarity Trip to Israel

Rabbi Yanky and Chanshy Majesky, in partnership with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute through Chabad of North Orlando, are excited to announce a unique opportunity for the community. They will be...

 

L'Dor v'Dor- passing on traditions between JAO and JP

The Jewish Pavilion partnered with The Jewish Academy of Orlando to bring the Theater Department's Variety Show to the residents of Brookdale Lake Orienta. The students showcased their skills in...

 

Unlocking the Rebbe's perspective on purposeful living: JLI introduces advice for life course

Advice for Life, a six-week course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is set to debut at the end of January 2024. This immersive journey explores the extensive written communications of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneerson, of...

 

Chabad of North Orlando hosts Saul Dreier and Holocaust Survivor Band

In 2005, the United Nations established, Jan. 27, the day Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army, as the International Holocaust Memorial Day. In conjunction with this special date, Chabad of North Orlando will be hosting Saul Dreier and his ban...

 

War update from the Judean Hills with Natalie Sopinsky

Jan. 29 at Shalom Orlando Natalie Sopinsky, Director of Development for Hatzalah Without Borders, will speak at Shalom Orlando on Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. about how Hatzalah Rescuers Without Borders has reacted to the Oct. 7th massacre and subsequent...

 

Winter fun at the Rosen JCC

Do you have memories of snow when you were growing up? Or are you a Florida native and have no experience with snow? Winterfest at the Rosen JCC offers a chance to relive your snowy memories or give you new memories. This fun filled yearly event...

 

Maitland Chamber/Jewish Pavilion Tu B'Shevat breakfast

The Jewish Pavilion organized a highly successful Tu B'Shevat breakfast for the Maitland Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 11, resembling Jewish Earth Day festivities. This event marked a historic turnout,...

 

Walk Out to Bring Them Home

Students Supporting Israel at the University of Central Florida has arranged a walkout/protest on Thursday, Jan. 18, starting at 10:07 a.m. to support the Hostages in Israel. The marchers will meet...

 

Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

“A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting” Documentary Screening On Jan. 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Shalom Orlando, 851 N Maitland Ave, Maitland, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will present its Continuing Discussion...

 

An evening with Saul Dreier

Hearing the inspiring story of Saul Dreier, a Holocaust survivor who worked in Schindler’s Factory and survived three concentration camps, on Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando, 1701 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood. Also enjoy the...

 

Jewish Pavilion Fashion show to honor Lisa Eichenblatt

Dillard's Department Store in Altamonte Springs is proud to announce its role as the host venue for the upcoming Jewish Pavilion Annual Fashion Show on Feb. 15, 2024, starting at 9:30 a.m., according...

 

New kosher bakery enhances JP Chanukah celebrations

The program directors, staff, and volunteers working with The Jewish Pavilion have earned a well-deserved rest after filling and distributing approximately 450+ holiday bags and conducting an average...

 

Upcoming events with Shalom Orlando

Jan. 9 — Kabbalah One Class This 10-week course will be held in the Senior Lounge from 6 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. The course is free. Information, please email Michael Slone, mslone@slonebrothers.com Jan. 16 — Annual Appreciation Event for Legacy...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    January 5, 2024

Florida district pulls many Jewish and Holocaust books, including Saul Bellow's 'Herzog' and 'Black, White and Jewish'

(JTA) — A global bestseller by a Jewish Holocaust victim; a novel by a beloved and politically conservative Jewish American writer; a memoir of growing up mixed-race and Jewish; and a contemporary novel about a high-achieving Jewish family are...

 

January events at the Rosen JCC

School Out Days When schools close for the holidays it can be a magical time. But the school schedule doesn’t work for some working families. The Rosen JCC offers School Out Days. When OCPS schools close, School Out Days give families a place...

 

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