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The importance of playtime in school

The Jewish Academy of Orlando has extended recess for all grades to 45 minutes. In addition to extended recess time, lunch for all grades is 30 minutes, and a mid-morning break of 15 minutes is included in the daily schedule.   In recent years,...

 

Volunteers-The spirit of the Jewish Pavilion

The definition of volunteer work refers to activities performed willingly and without pay to produce goods or provide services for others outside the volunteer’s household or family. However, when...

 

Susan Bernstein-a woman of many talents

The audience can feel Susan Bernstein's passion as she starts her presentation. She is there to share the knowledge she has gained throughout her life. A lifelong educator, Bernstein loves to tell...

 

Beth Sholom January schedule

Sunday, Jan. 19: Annual congregational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25: Service at 10 a.m. led by Rabbi Karen Allen. The Service will be followed by a Kiddush, allowing attendees to mingle with both old and new friends. This will be a...

 

Coming up at The Roth Family JCC

Nonviolence in action in the Palestinian territories: An Evening with Ali Abu Awwad On Tuesday, Jan, 14, 2020, The Roth Family JCC will host Ali Abu Awwad from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. In 2016, Ali Abu A...

 

Tizmoret A Capella Group performing at Temple Israel

Temple Israel is proud to host Queens College Hillel's a capella group Tizmoret on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. The concert will take place in the Roth Social Hall, followed by a dessert...

 

Bagels, lox, latkes and learning

Sixty people gathered on a Wednesday afternoon in December expecting to hear the Chanukah story. Much to everyone’s surprise, Susan Bernstein began speaking about the art of writing the Torah. As the residents of Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary...

 

Refusnik who tried to hijack a Soviet plane to speak in Orlando

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich was born in the small Baltic state of Latvia, which was under Soviet occupation, after World War II. Mendelevich received a Soviet education, far removed from his Jewish faith...

 

KCOA rescues holiday meal program from closure

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has rescued a holiday meal program that was formerly run by Jewish Family Services. Approximately, 83 percent of the...

 

UCF has a 'Top 5' Hillel

ATLANTA—Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, presented awards this week to recognize campus Hillels that are creating innovative experiences and meaningful connections to help students develop stronger ties to...

 

Coming up this month at The Roth Family JCC

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Prospects: A View from the Palestinian street On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Keith Dvorchik, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and CEO of The Roth Family JCC, and Central...

 

Jewish Pavilion's annual fashion show debuts at Altamonte Dillard's

Open to the entire community, this year's Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., at Dillard's Department Store in the Altamonte Mall. "Dillard's Department store is...

 

Chanukah menorah lights up Winter Park

"Rain or shine, the menorah burns bright! Happy Chanukah night number 1!" said Rabbi Mendy Bronstein when the Chanukah menorah was lit at Winter Park's Central Park as rain gently fell throughout the...

 

Rosen receives Leadership award

The Orlando Economic Partnership has awarded its James B. Greene award, the highest honor bestowed by the Partnership to a local community leader, Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Res...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando partners with Christian and Muslim schools for Multi-faith program

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in a day of learning at JAO. The event is the...

 

Shabbat all day long

On the second Friday of every month, Debbie Meitin races from one Shabbat service at a Jewish Pavilion assisted-living facility to another. On holidays, she comes prepared with extra stories and...

 

Altamonte Springs welcomes the new Chabad Jewish Center

On Dec. 8, a crowd gathered in a shopping center on Westmonte Drive to celebrate the opening of Chabad of Altamonte Springs' new facility. Rabbi Sholom Dubov, who with his wife Devorah Leah...

 

Reenacting the story of Chanukah for the Maitland Chamber of Commerce

The Story of Chanukah reenactment, as told by Nancy Ludin, CEO of the Jewish Pavilion, was a hit at a breakfast with the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Ludin's unique storytelling style guided the...

 

The Kinneret Chanukah party was one to remember

From 14-month-old Liam Osteen, grandson of Michal Osteen, to the oldest resident Jean Dolan, who claims to be 98-1/2 years old, everyone enjoyed the latkes, music by Walter Goldstein, singing and...

 

Heartwarming interaction between generations

Through the Jewish Pavilion planning, the kindergartners from The Jewish Academy of Orlando delighted the seniors at Savannah Court singing Chanukah songs. They presented the seniors with handmade...

 

Peace of mind

Stories from the Orlando Senior Help Desk Celeste Thomas was having a wonderful conversation at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast when her phone rang. Her mother's caregiver was going out of town for...

 

Jewish Pavilion volunteers enjoy a 'friendraising' experience

Randi Cunningham and Myrna Ossin were honored by the Jewish Pavilion at the annual JP Connections Volunteer Appreciation event. Both women are shining examples of "enriching the lives of residents in...

 

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah parties through the end of the year

The parties have begun! Thirty-five Chanukah parties celebrated in 35 different senior communities in the month of December planned by Jewish Pavilion program directors Julie Levitt, Susan Bernstein and Hope McCormick. Menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah...

 

Benefit event for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Renowned mentalist and magician Alan Chamo, AKA “The Mind Hacker,” will headline a benefit event for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland. The event will salute the men an...

 

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah parties

The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting Chanukah parties at various assisted living facilities throughout the holiday. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Here is the schedule. Friday Dec. 13 noon Grand Villa 2 p.m. Strive Sunday Dec. 15 1:15...

 

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