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 By Lisa Levine    News    February 22, 2019

A tribute to Rabbi Rubinger

Congregation Ohev Shalom and members of the Orlando community will gather together at the Shabbat service on Saturday, March 9, and at the evening Gala on Sunday, March 10, to honor and celebrate...

 

DNA success stories from an expert

Noted Jewish genealogist Lara Diamond will share her compelling experiences and extensive knowledge of DNA and genealogy on Sunday, March 17, noon, at the next Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando meeting. The event will be held at the...

 

Discover the J at The J Ball

Once again, one of the most exciting parties of the year is coming March 27-The Roth Family JCC's biggest party of the year-the J Ball. Themed "Discover the J," attendees will enjoy a "prehistoric...

 

What challenges does Islam face in Western culture?

ACT for America Central Florida Chapter is hosting a panel discussion on “Political Islam and Western Culture” on Wednesday evening, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Fellowship Church, 5340 Red Bug Lake Road in Winter Springs....

 

NAACCHHS is now JTEEN with 3 webinars and a conference in June

Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Network for professionals has officially launched! JTEEN's mission is to serve as a national organization of Jewish teen education and engagement professionals...

 

Jewish Pavilion Is Gearing Up for Purim Fun

The holiday of Purim is a favorite of young and old, a festive celebration that's known for over-the-top fun. For Jewish Pavilion staff, volunteers and seniors, Purim celebrations are one of the most...

 

AIPAC Policy Conference 'Connected for Good,' March 24-26

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community, and will be held this year March 24-26 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C....

 

Visit Israel with Temple Israel

Join your friends from Temple Israel on their first congregational trip to the land of our ancestors in 10 years. The trip, which takes place from June 16-26, 2019, is open to the whole Central...

 

MAGAL Purim carnival getting bigger and better

The Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning, a Collaborative Religious School by Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom, presents its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to...

 

Jewish, Christian and Muslim students plant trees for peace

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in, “Trees for Peace,” a multifaith tree planti...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging announces 8 over 80 honorees for 2019

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2019, 8 over 80 Gala to be...

 
 By Paul Lefton    News    February 8, 2019

Federation and JCC combine forces

By Paul Lefton In order to better serve the Central Florida Jewish community, The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The Roth Family Jewish Community Center have formed the JFed Alliance, the...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando offers a robust curriculum focusing on the whole child

Jewish Academy of Orlando marked the mid-way point of the academic year with strong academics, whole-child enrichment, teacher development, community partnerships, arts and new equipment in its...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    February 8, 2019

Orlando Ballet to perform at Pearls of the Pavilion luncheon

The Jewish Pavilion's annual Pearls of the Pavilion Luncheon, on Feb. 22, will be a gracious affair, with a catered gourmet meal accompanied by a private performance by Orlando Ballet II dancers. The...

 

A night of Comedy in Cocoa

The Jewish Federation of Brevard is hosting a Comedy Night at the Space Coast Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The event features stand-up comedian Keith Barany, who presents comedy...

 

Cong. Sinai's magical fashion show a successful fund raiser

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood recently hosted their 10th annual fashion show and luncheon at Gabby's Banquet & Events in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from Orlando and Central...

 

A garden of kindness for all to enjoy

On the coldest morning of the year, Jan. 21, Jewish Academy of Orlando students, teachers, staff and parents braved the weather to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Gan Shel Chesed, the...

 

IAC is bridging two communities, bringing more Israeli culture to Orlando

By Christine DeSouza Many people in the Central Florida Jewish community know Idit Lotringer very well. She is the type of person who is liked immediately because of her energy, openness,...

 

JNF Tree of Life Gala Feb. 19

Jewish National Fund will host the annual Tree of Life™ Award Gala at Congregation Ohev Shalom on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to honor Roz Fuchs and Thad Seymour, Jr. with Tree of Life™ Awards for their...

 

New Sefer Torah at Torah Academy

On Sunday Feb. 10, in a community-wide celebration, Orlando Torah Academy will be welcoming a brand new Sefer Torah/Torah Scroll. This monumental project began almost a year ago and was undertaken by Dean Rabbi Avraham Wachsman to honor and...

 

New innovation to engage Jewish teens

It is well known, that the hardest demographic to involve in Jewish life are teens. After bar/bat mitzvah many feel they have completed their Jewish education, not to mention the many after school...

 

An opportunity to visit Jewish inmates

Chabad of North Orlando is launching a new initiative with the Aleph Institute, a Tikun Olam focused organization that works in the critical field of criminal justice and advocates for those incarcerated. “We are initiating a program where...

 

Orlando Torah Academy Science Fair reveals many future scientists

Recently, Orlando Torah Academy was deluged with amateur scientists. A large number of the students spent the last few weeks designing and carrying out science experiments. Students did preliminary...

 

The gift of Shabbat Boxes

The Jewish Pavilion, in association with Join Orlando were pleased to present Libby (l) and Joan (r) at Brookdale Dr. Phillips with Shabbat Boxes to celebrate the Sabbath. With help from her mother,...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    February 1, 2019

Jewish Pavilion friendly visits bring a personal touch

On a brisk early January morning, Randi Cunningham entered the graciously appointed lobby of Oakmonte Village's Cordova building and greeted the desk attendant with a wave and a smile. As a volunteer...

 

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