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Relive childhood with 'Peter Pan'

You can’t go to Neverland, but you can go and see “Peter Pan” at Orlando Ballet with your friends from Temple Israel. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show on Sunday, April 18, can be reserved at https://tickets.drphillipscenter.org/...

 

Robby Etzkin accepts a position in Sarasota

Many people in the Jewish community have asked where did Robby Etzkin, former executive director of The Roth Family JCC, go? He is in Sarasota and according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Etzkin has...

 

A wonderful Jewish Pavilion mensch

Kudos to Sherry Bilsky McCann a new volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion. McCann called the Jewish Pavilion during the pandemic to inquire about grief support services. She offered to help with...

 

Jewish Federation leads the way in 'Unity is Community'

Through Dec. 31, 2020, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held a Human Services Relief Matching campaign, sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America. The Federation raised $62K, which...

 

Dr. Moshe Pelli awarded Professor Emeritus status

The UCF Commencements, Convocations and Recognitions Committee and the president of the University of Central Florida, Alexander N. Cartwright, have bestowed upon Dr. Moshe Pelli the status as...

 

New JAO principal

The Jewish Academy of Orlando has announced that Amy Polacek will be the new principal of the school beginning June 1, 2021.  Polacek, the current director of Academics at JAO, joined the faculty in...

 

Judaic Studies annual series - Judaism and Jesus: A Fresh Perspective on Messianic Judaism webinar

In an "unveiling" of their newly published monograph, Judaism and Jesus, Dr. Zev Garber, emeritus professor and chairman of Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College and Dr. Ken...

 

Finding new ways to trace family roots

Are you facing another brick wall? Or have your research efforts plateaued out with nothing new on the horizon? Marion Wehrle has a cure for that with suggestions for new avenues to explore and strate...

 

Want to play Bridge? A new Zoom online group is forming

COS Men's Club is starting an online Bridge group and all are welcome. No age limit, no experience needed and no other forms of discrimination, only a desire to have a fun time learning and playing Br...

 

Wish lists fulfilled thanks to Federation and CC's Wish List

Special thanks to Keith Dvorchik, the CEO of the Federation who partnered with CC's Wish List to provide in-kind donations to Jewish agencies and schools in the community. The staff at the Jewish...

 

Chabad of Altamonte is open

Chabad of Altamonte Springs is holding services in person and observing social distancing on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. The shul is located at 195 S Westmonte Dr Suite 1126, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. They are also holding in-person...

 

Apply now for the 2021 Kobrin Family Scholarship

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that the 2021 Kobrin Family Scholarship application is now available. This college scholarship is to be awarded to a qualified, full-time student of the Jewish faith from Orange, Osceola...

 

Finding Kosher food in Orlando

Contrary to what many have thought, there are some kosher eateries in Central Florida. However, they are all located in southwest Orlando and Kissimmee. Rabbi Yosef Konikov provided the following information about the Kosher restaurants in Central Fl...

 

Kosher food truck in Longwood

Doloros Indek and Rabbi Yanky Majesky, as well as many others, enjoyed the kosher sandwiches at the new kosher food truck from Gili's Kitchen in Jacksonville. They didn't have to drive to...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    February 26, 2021

The virtual side of fundraising and the Jewish Pavilion

Fundraising can be challenging in the best of times, and if you throw in a pandemic, it creates even bigger challenges. What do nonprofits do to ensure that they are able to receive the funds they need to fulfill their mission? At the Jewish...

 

Zoom in to hear famous Nazi hunter

Emotionally together," Chabad will be hosting Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff on Sunday, March 14 at 10 a.m.  Zuroff is the chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the director...

 

A special Purim treat for Jewish Pavilion seniors

Purim was celebrated al fresco at many of the Jewish Pavilion facilities. All of the Jewish elderly received goody bags for the Purim Holiday. Special thanks to Sharon Littman and her mahjong ladies...

 

B'ri'ut program to address substance use disorders in the community

One death from substance abuse is one too many. The Central Florida Jewish community has had to bear many heartbreaking losses because of this devastating disease. Nationally, suspected overdose...

 

Introducing IAC360

The IAC360 platform was designed as part of the Israeli-American Council vision to build an engaged and resilient coast-to-coast community with Israel at its heart and “Israeliness” in its spirit. IAC invites the community to be part of its...

 

Planting trees for Tu B'Shvat

Once again, Laurence Morrell, aka "Last of the Jewish Red Necks," came through. He gladly assisted both the Temple Israel educational school, MAGAL, to have both a fundraiser and a way to celebrate...

 

Zoom Havdalah at Temple Israel

Temple Israel Sisterhood is hosting a special Zoom Havdalah on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. and invites the community at large. This service is a symbolic way to say goodbye to Shabbat and usher in a new week. Please RSVP at htt...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando's out-of-this-world gala

Jewish Academy of Orlando's Soaring Into the Future Gala, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m., will be held remotely, and will highlight the school's innovations and feature a live and...

 

Introducing Rabbi Arny's new video series

JFS Orlando's very own community rabbi, Rabbi E. Arnold (Arny) Siegel, started a new video series this year. Every month, he discusses a different relevant theme that touches on Jewish culture and...

 

Tu B'Shvat concert delights Westminster residents

On Jan. 27, Cantor Nina Fine entertained residents of Westminster Orlando with a lively outdoor Tu B'Shvat program featuring songs about trees, sun, rain, and more. Cantor Fine explained what Tu B'...

 

Jewish Pavilion celebrates Tu B'shvat

Even though we are in the midst of a pandemic and visitation rights have been decreased at most of the senior living facilities in the area, the Jewish Pavilion has been committed to finding ways to...

 

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