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Remembering the Pittsburgh victims at Lake Mary Prep

Nadav Weil, son of Aaron and Sharon Weil, organized a vigil at Lake Mary Preparatory School to commemorate the lives lost in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha synagogue. "Nadav spoke beautifully...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    November 9, 2018

Jewish Pavilion celebrates life at chai anniversary

The community came out in enthusiastic support of the Jewish Pavilion at its 2018 Gems and Jeans Gala at the Hilton Orlando North on Sunday, Oct. 28. More than 215 people turned out in casually glam...

 

Mac the Bee mascot is back!

Students and faculty of Jewish Academy of Orlando and Roth Family Jewish Community Center's Early Childhood Learning Center danced, sang, and welcomed Shabbat with Mac the Bee at a campus-wide...

 

Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast to bless Israel coming to Orlando

Jews and Christians are instructed to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122). For those who love and support Israel, and are looking for a way to show that support, there will be a Jerusalem...

 

Step back in time at JAO's gala

Jewish Academy of Orlando will host its annual gala with a Roaring Twenties theme at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at The Ballroom at Church Street. The event will honor Nina and Dr. Ron Oppenheim....

 

First Responders are vital to Israel

A night of laughter and joy was turned into a night of terror and death at the home of Michal Solomon in Neve Tzuf during the summer of 2017. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. at The Roth Family JCC,...

 

Raise your voice for Israel

The Jewish National Fund is hosting a special event on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Chloe Valdary, director of Partnerships and Shillman Fellow at Jerusalem University. Valdary is a...

 

Introducing The Tribe at the JCC

The Tribe is a project of The Roth Familly JCC for Jewish 20- and 30-somethings. Chelsea Quereau, the JCC’s Young Adult coordinator, plans on bringing a wide variety of programs for young adults to the community. The Tribe, which started with the...

 

A taste of Jerusalem right here in Melbourne

The Jewish Federation of Brevard presents 2018 Taste of Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wickham Park Community Center in Melbourne. There will be live entertainment, traditional Jewish food, dancing, Chanukah gift displays to...

 

Another Jewish voice to hopefully sit in the Florida Cabinet

Nikki Fried is running for commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on the Democratic ticket. Her opponent is Republican Matt Caldwell. "Fried brings a wealth of ideas to...

 
 By Jayme Epstein    News    November 2, 2018

J-Serve's spring program set for April 7

Each year, Jewish teens across our community come together to join in a worldwide day of Jewish youth community service, called J-Serve. This unique, teen-led program provides participants a unique opportunity to band together through service as a un...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando hosts annual Book Fair

Jewish Academy of Orlando will hold its annual book fair, Monday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2. This year's theme is Enchanted Forest. The fair's signature event, Family Night, will be held Oct. 28, at 6.30 p.m....

 

Grief Support group begins again

The Jewish Pavilion and Vitas Hospice is offering a free, six-week Grief Support group for people who have lost loved ones (spouses, children, parents, etc.). The first session is on Monday, Nov.12 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at Oakmonte Village...

 

October is National Residents' Rights Month

The Staff of The Jewish Pavilion and other local facilities honor and acknowledge the Seniors who live in long-term care and nursing homes. In 1987, the Federal government passed, “The Nursing Home Reform Law.”  This was to establish...

 

Stetson's Hillel students have a one-on-one with the university board

Stetson University Hillel students were invited to meet and dine with the university board of trustees. During dinner they were given an intimate understanding of the role of the board of the...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    October 26, 2018

Celebrating Shabbat brings feelings of community

When Mae Weisman was in a skilled-nursing facility, recuperating from a recent illness, it was only natural for her to miss doing the things she enjoys. One of the things she most looked forward to...

 

November events at St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will offer three programs during the month of November, an Oneg Shabbat following 7:30 p.m. services at First Congregation Sons of Israel on Friday evening, Nov. 9; a Memorial Service at the St. Augustine...

 

What are the proposed amendments all about?

Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is hosting a special event with Mark Cooper, JD, who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the 12 proposed Constitutional Amendments and Revision for the 2018 election, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Cooper is a...

 

COS Men's Club outing

Please join your friends from Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club at Mulligan’s in Altamonte Springs, 165 Wekiva Springs Rd, 32779, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a choice brew and some good conversation. Contact: Michael...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrates holidays at COS and Temple Israel

Jewish Academy of Orlando students celebrated Sukkot and Simchat Torah at Temple Israel and Congregation Ohev Shalom.   The Jewish holidays at Jewish Academy of Orlando have always been special....

 

Gems and Jeans 2018: Casual is the new glam

An 18th anniversary is a meaningful milestone for a Jewish organization-one that surely warrants a glitzy black-tie affair. But the Jewish Pavilion's Gems and Jeans 2018, to be held Oct. 28, was...

 

'Irene Sendler: Rescuing the rescuer' to be shared at Kristallnacht Commemoration

The Holocaust Center will share the story of Irena Sendler at the annual Kristallnacht commemoration, Nov. 4. Sendler's story will be told by actor and playwright Libby Skala, whose one-woman show...

 

Putting a 'human face' on the IDF

Untold Stories of IDF Soldiers Tour is coming to the United States Oct. 14 - 28, and will be in Orlando Oct. 24 and 25. The Tour, sponsored by StandWithUs, has six teams of reservists who will travel...

 

Unique partnership benefits students

Rabbi Yisrael and Tamar Abisror, Yehudi educators, have joined the Central Florida Hillel staff at The University of Central Florida. In an unprecedented demonstration of Jewish unity, these two...

 

RAISE continues to raise the bar for inclusion

Since its beginning in 2014, RAISE has grown in many ways. Still keeping the number of employees at seven-RAISE has been able to fine tune the program that greatly benefits not only those who are...

 

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