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 By Christine DeSouza    News    June 7, 2019

JFGO speaks out against anti-Israel rant

A recent Orlando Sentinel guest commentary by Zaina Alsous, a Palestinian-American organizer with the Dream Defenders in Miami and Donna Nevel, a community psychologist and educator and a Jewish social justice activist living in South Florida,...

 

Scenes from sold-out JAO performance of 'Junie B. Jones'

It's too bad there could be only one performance of "Junie B. Jones-The Musical" by Jewish Academy of Orlando students, because they wowed the audience at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center....

 

Beth Sholom dedicates a new Ark of the Torah

Congregation Beth Sholom, Lake County’s oldest synagogue, will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. On Shavuot, we celebrate the gift of Torah. The Torah, a history and a guide to our every step through life, was...

 

Calling all bakers, tasters, and learners!

Temple Israel has brought back their cheesecake bake-off as part of a community-wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The night of studying and learning will take place in the Rein Sanctuary on Saturday, June 8, at 9:30 p.m., with cheesecake tasting and judging...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom June 2019 Schedule

Join Congregation Beth Sholom for a very special Shavuot Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Karen Allen, on June 14, at 7 p.m. The congregation’s beautiful new Ark will be officially dedicated during the service. Socialize with members and enjoy...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2019 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. - noon. “For more than 29 years,...

 

Congratulations to the graduate!

Andrew Burnstine, son of proud mom Karen Burnstine, recently graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law. He is interviewing with firms here in Orlando where he plans to pursue...

 

Business Update: ShuffieldLowman attorney Dan Harris elected vice-chair of Central Florida Hillel, Inc.

ShuffieldLowman attorney Daniel B. Harris was recently elected as vice-chair of the Central Florida Hillel, Inc., effective July 2019 for a one-year term. Harris has been an active supporter and leader of Central Florida Hillel. He currently serves...

 

JAO dedicates student-inspired Kindness Garden

The Jewish Academy of Orlando dedicated its new Kindness Garden on Friday, May 17.  The garden, which is a segment of the campus playground, was created by the 2019 graduating class and funded by a...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 31, 2019

Celebrating Israel's independence in words and song

Seniors at The Mayflower in Winter Park were treated to a very special program of Israeli folk and Jewish music that focused on themes related to the founding and history of the Jewish state. Paul Stenzler, a Jewish Pavilion board member and past...

 

RAISE employee and job coach applications open for the fall

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a job coach. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program for adults with special...

 

A gathering of past Beth Am presidents

Sunday, May 19, 2019, was the first 'official meeting' of Congregation Beth Am Past Presidents. One thing in common among all is their past and, for many, current dedication and contributions to...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 24, 2019

Algae bloom be gone! says Israeli company

Last July, then-governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in seven South Florida counties because of the algae bloom all across Florida's west coast. The pea-green, thick film covering the fre...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 24, 2019

Nonstop EL AL flights from Orlando

Those who are planning to go to Israel this year, consider scheduling flights between July 2 and Aug. 27. This is when EL AL will have once-a-week flights out of Orlando International Airport. This...

 

Growing strong in southwest Orlando

Orlando Torah Academy was founded in 2010 to bring the light of Torah to the thousands of Jews living in Central Florida. In less than 10 years, under the leadership of Rabbis Yehuda Schepansky...

 

JAO director of academics receives full scholarship to Harvard summer program

Jewish Academy of Orlando director of academics, Nikki Buyna, was recently accepted to Harvard Graduate School of Education’s summer program titled “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership....

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2019 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. - noon. “For more than 29 years,...

 

Genealogy homework over summer break

While school may be recessed for the summer, it's not the time to stop your genealogy work. In fact, summer travel and the break from school can be very productive for family history researchers. On...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 24, 2019

Citrus Club happy hour will benefit Jewish Pavilion

Join other Orlando professionals after work on Monday, June 3, at the Citrus Club downtown for Central Florida Connects, a relaxed networking and social event in an opulent setting. Enjoy heavy hors d...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2019 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. - noon. “For more than 29 years,...

 

Jewish Pavilion ensures seniors celebrate the Jewish holidays

The counting of the Omer connects the Liberation from Egyptian slavery at Passover with the acceptance of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, which is celebrated on Shavuot. Modern day...

 

Cong. Beth Sholom May schedule

Celebrate Shabbat and Memorial Day at Congregation Beth Sholom’s Saturday Morning Service led by Rabbi Karen Allen on May 25 at 10 a.m. The service will include special readings remembering the members of the armed forces who died while serving...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 10, 2019

Orange County School Board made aware of anti-Semitic curriculum

Last month a Jewish student who attends a charter school was given a reading assignment to prepare ninth graders for the Florida Reading FSA on inference of cultural experiences. Upon reading the...

 

Fla. Senate passes anti-Semitism bill

(JNS)—The Florida Senate unanimously passed an anti-Semitism bill previously passed unanimously by the Florida House, which adopts the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism and mandates that discrimination against Jewish people be...

 

'Junie B. Jones,' starring JAO students, one night only

Jewish Academy of Orlando presents Junie B. Jones-The Musical. This full-scale musical production will be presented one night only on May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in...

 

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