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Teachers Zoomed in to annual Teachers' Institute

Last week, President Trump signed into law the “Never Again Education Act,” which expands the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s education programming to teachers nationwide and requires the museum to develop and disseminate resources to improve...

 

Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in August. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 5, 2020

Anti-Semitic potshots aimed at Fine

(JNS) - A Republican primary opponent of a sitting Florida state representative has been accused of engaging in anti-Semitism against the incumbent, who is Jewish. Randy Fine, who represents the...

 

Time to get back to the J!

As of June 1 The Roth Family JCC began to slowly reopen. The Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center opened with smaller classes and new safety protocols. Also opening, to the refreshment of many, was the pool. It will be open Mondays...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    June 5, 2020

YouTube: How the Jewish Pavilion is fulfilling its mission

It's been almost three months. That's right, almost three months since the Jewish Pavilion program directors and volunteers have been actually able to go and be with its seniors. Purim came and went...

 

Locally filmed 'Names, Not Numbers' a must see

On June 3 there was a virtual event titled “Names, Not Numbers” viewed by many that evening. This documentary film showcases the work of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School eighth graders as they interviewed, filmed, edited and produced the...

 

Coming up at the JCC

Streaming live via Zoom on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The Roth Family JCC will present the Summer Author Series. Kicking off the series on June 11 will be Lori Gottlieb, author of "Maybe You Should Talk to...

 

Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in August. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Susan Bernstein    News    June 5, 2020

COVID-19 can't stop the work of the Jewish Pavilion

Indeed, we are living in challenging times with national lockdowns, social distancing, and wearing protective masks in public. Programs and activities which the Jewish Pavilion has provided in the past are temporarily sidelined until the time when...

 

Celebrating graduation in 2020

Many graduating seniors will not be able to observe their graduations at graduation ceremonies this year because of the coronavirus. Heritage would like to recognize all high school graduates in the paper. If there is a graduating student in your...

 

Preschool delivers pomp despite circumstances

Schools across the nation have had to get creative with their commencement ceremonies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center in Maitland is no exception....

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 29, 2020

Unhindered by lockdown, RAISE continues on the road to growth

Even though the RAISE employees were furloughed along with everyone else during the COVID-19 lockdown, Loren London, RAISE director, and Rachel Slavkin, director of Employment and Education, decided...

 

A timely bar mitzvah project

Even though his bar mitzvah isn't until October, Mason Moses, son of Andrew and Wendi Moses of Orlando, Fla., has been working hard on his Bar Mitzvah Project - ear savers to use with facemasks. Just...

 

Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in August. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

RAISE accepting applications for fall employment

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for a limited number of fall positions. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program offered through the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando...

 

Caring for the mental and physical wellbeing of those most vulnerable

Something was different. On Tuesday, May 19, in the spot where the Kinneret bus is generally parked, the Toasted truck took its place. By 10:30 a.m. there was the distinct scent of grilled cheese...

 

JAO presents a virtual Living History museum

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth graders presented the Living History museum during the school's remote assembly. The Living History museum concludes the students' study of colonial times and the...

 

Facemasks galore

Jill Goldsmith and her friendly seamstresses made and delivered many bags of facemasks to the Jewish Pavilion to be distributed to seniors in elder-care communities....

 

The Roth Family JCC to reopen June 1

With great excitement, The Roth Family JCC CEO, Keith Dvorchik announced that the JCC will begin a step-by-step reopening on Monday, June 1. “We extend a heartfelt thank you to everybody who was able to help support us during the past two months...

 

A community celebration during COVID-19

Lag B'Omer, a minor Jewish holiday, is traditionally celebrated with major fanfare. Parades, picnics, bonfires, music and displays of Jewish pride mark the occasion that falls 25 days after the end...

 

RAISE continues remotely with sessions and a RAISE reunion

RAISE, Recognizing Abilities & Inclusion of Special Employees, has some heartwarming and uplifting updates to share, Rachel Slavkin, RAISE director of Employment and Education, told the Heritage. First, RAISE was featured as a Community Champion on...

 

Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in August. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

2020 Kobrin Family Scholarship deadline extended

Due to the new US tax deadline and school closures during COVID-19, the application deadline for the 2020 Kobrin Family Scholarship has been extended to July 15. The scholarship is available to a qualified, full-time student of the Jewish faith from...

 

RosenCare COVID-19 Response Plan

Experts from the company’s RosenCare healthcare program partnered with a task force and created a comprehensive plan that applies specifically to the Rosen Hotels’ eight Orlando hotels. The COVID-19 Response Plan incorporates all...

 

Teaching the whole child during COVID-19

Jewish Academy of Orlando (JAO) continues to promote positive education remotely as part of the school's core value of teaching to the whole child. Positive education combines traditional education...

 

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