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Cinco de Mahj at COS

Mark your calendar for May 5, as Congregation Ohev Shalom's Sisterhood hosts its annual mahjong tournament. This year's event, Cinco de Mahj will have a festive slant. The cost of the tournament is...

 

The Jewish Academy of Orlando nurtures a culture of giving

Jewish Academy of Orlando cultivates a culture of giving back to the community and to those in need by supporting school-driven and student-led fundraisers, recognizing students for acts of giving, an...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 12, 2019

Golf tournament supports Orlando Senior Help Desk

Hit the greens for a good cause at the seventh annual Pavilion Golf Society golf tournament on Sunday, May 5, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Hosted by the Jewish Pavilion and benefiting the...

 

Jewish Pavilion Schedule

The following is the calendar for Passover seders at the local assisted-living facilities where the Jewish Pavilion program directors plan events. Members of the community are always welcome to attend these seders, which are free, with the exception...

 

The story of Purim told 'L'dor Vador,' from generation to generation

The Jewish Pavilion celebrated the festival of Purim with youth and elders together at Brookdale Dr. Phillips assisted-living facility last month with interactive story telling, singing, dancing, and...

 

JCC Campus debt paid off!

The Jewish Community Campus in Maitland is about to be debt-free for the first time in a generation, thanks in part to a resoundingly successful 24-hours fundraiser held March 25-26. Just three years...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 5, 2019

Purim festivities with the Jewish Pavilion

Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers worked hard to bring the joy and fun of Purim to seniors in living facilities all over town last month. At more than two dozen festive parties and special events,...

 

JAO students and families celebrate Purim with much fanfare

Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated Purim with a megillah reading, party, performances, delivery of mishloach manot (Purim baskets), and grogger sculpture creations. Third-grade students performed in...

 

COS Youth Players present 'Joseph and His Dreamcoat'

The COS Youth Players of Congregation Ohev Shalom present, "Joseph and His Dreamcoat," April 7 at 1:30 p.m. and April 10 at 6:45 p.m. Both performances are at the synagogue located at 613 Concourse...

 

Shabbaton with Dr. Fleischman

Enjoy a day of learning, spirituality, and kosher dining at Temple Israel's Shabbaton on April 13. This community event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a Latino Shabbat morning service, followed by a kosher...

 

Commemorating the SS St. Louis

Chabad of North Orlando will host a special event to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the voyage of the MS St. Louis. The program will include the screening of the award winning documentary film “Complicit” and the presentation of the MS St....

 

A conversation with David Litt, former presidential speechwriter

On April 5 at 6 p.m., the Writer’s Block Bookstore and The Roth Family JCC will present a VIP event—dinner with former presidential speechwriter and staffer David Litt—with a talk to follow....

 

Orlando Hadassah brings noted New York author to town 

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents “Lunch with Hannah Howard,” noted author and food expert on Tuesday, April 2, at Ohev Shalom at 11:30 a.m. Howard will discuss and sign her highly praised...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    March 29, 2019

Staffing changes at Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion welcomed Cantor Lance Rhodes as a new program director in early March. Cantor Rhodes is coordinating Pavilion programming at all of the south Orlando senior living facilities as...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom April schedule

Celebrate Passover with Congregation Beth Sholom—Deadline April 5. The public is invited to attend our second night Seder, led by Rabbi Karen Allen, on Saturday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. A traditional Kosher Seder dinner, catered by Deanna’s...

 

JAO kindergartners raise money for the Pearlman Food Pantry

Jewish Academy of Orlando kindergarteners raised $367 for the Pearlman Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services by operating a healthy snack store. The annual program at JAO begins with a...

 

A new play about freedom from addiction is coming to Orlando

Today there is a severe addiction problem in the United States. Jews are rarely associated with this side of life. However, no one is immune, and Jews are not immune to the devastation of addiction. One residential addiction treatment center, Beit...

 
 By Paul Lefton    News    March 22, 2019

Giving is in the Farb's blood

You can see it in their faces and hear it their voices, which come alive with passion as they speak about their 40-year commitment to the Greater Orlando Jewish community: Stuart and Jo Ann Farb...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    March 22, 2019

Rollins' students learn core life lessons from The Apple Tree Series

"Gratitude. Mindfulness. Community Engagement." These are just some of the merits, which Dr. Susan A. Bach, Ph.D., formerly the executive director of the Center for Leadership Development at Rollins...

 

Get tee'd up for Congregation Sinai's annual golf tournament

Congregation Sinai will host its annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 31, at the Green Valley Golf Course on Sunday in Clermont, Florida 34711. This tournament offers lunch, plenty of awards and...

 

KCOA celebrates their annual 8 over 80 Gala

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, held their 2019, 8 over 80 Gala on Sunday, March 3. The gala...

 

It was a Mega Shabbat!

On Friday, Feb. 22, 500 students, faculty, community members and parents gathered together in the Pegasus Ballroom, the center of campus for Chabad at UCF's seventh annual Mega Shabbat. This was...

 

Holocaust movie 'Resemblance' to be filmed in Oviedo

Talented writer, director and producer Kevin O'Neill has written a short-film script about Dachua survivors of the Holocaust. The film, titled "Resemblance," has a different story line than most...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    March 15, 2019

Spring into fashion with Jewish Pavilion

Modeling the latest styles, a group of 11 fashionable supporters of the Jewish Pavilion will sashay down the runway at the Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's Orlando on Tuesday, April 9. The...

 

JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge

The Jewish Family Services’ Restock Challenge food drive is here once again, running from March 15—April 30. The Weiner Family and The Winter Park Wealth Group will generously match $0.50 for...

 

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