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Beth Shalom recognized for years of service

Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel was recognized by the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida for its 25 years of membership at their annual meeting in Clearwater, June 7. Beth Shalom was founded by Manny Adams and Sammy Goldstein in 1984 and is the...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom July Events

Friday, July 12th: A meaningful Shabbat service at 7 p.m. led by Rabbi Karen Allen. Join the family-like celebration, followed by refreshments at the Oneg Shabbat allowing everyone to mingle with old and new friends. The synagogue is located at 315...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    June 28, 2019

Grief support through a Jewish lens

Cyndie Ellman lost her husband in July and attended grief counseling with a lovely woman who was unaware of her faith and "just didn't get it." She then tried a secular grief support group run by one of the hospices, and again "they just didn't get...

 

Mentalist Mark Stone coming to dinner at Beth Am

On Sunday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Am in Longwood will be hosting mentalist Mark Stone for an evening with dinner and a show that will amaze you. Stone is one of the nations most...

 

A not-to-be-forgotten b'not mitzvah

The congregants of B'nai Torah, a progressive conservative synagogue, were truly moved to tears at a recent mother and daughter b'not mitzvah. The mother, Lisa Ravede, is a convert to Judaism. The...

 

College credits for high schoolers

A unique opportunity is coming to Jewish high school students in Orlando this fall: the chance to earn two private college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism. The course is being offered by CTeen U: a collaboration of Yeshiva University...

 

An evening of film, story and inspiration in honor of the Rebbe's Yartzeit

Forty some years ago, a young man named Eliot Lasky was driving with his friend when he saw a Chabad rabbi dancing on the street with a few other Chassidim. The young man was shocked. He'd never seen...

 

The benefits of belonging to a community

The Jewish Pavilion’s mission is to bring Jewish life and culture to residents in senior living facilities. This includes Shabbat and holiday services and programs, along with individual visitations. The outcome is obvious and predictable—an...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom Sisterhood meeting

The Congregation Beth Sholom Sisterhood will have their monthly meeting on Sunday, July 7, at 2 p.m. The meetings are held at the Beth Sholom Synagogue located at 315 North 13th Street in Leesburg with the entrance on Center Street. The meeting and...

 

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...

 

First EL AL flight from MCO coming July 9

Coming in for a landing on July 2 at the Orlando International Airport will be EL AL’s inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to MCO. The flight will ferry out empty back to Tel Aviv. Then on July 9 at 9:30 a.m. EL AL will make its first flight out of MCO...

 

Graduates of Jewish Academy find success in local private and public schools

On May 30, Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated the class of 2019 with acceptances to their top-choice middle schools, including a 100 percent acceptance rate at both Trinity Preparatory School and...

 

Looking for future leaders

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Jerome J. Bornstein Leadership Development Program is accepting applications for its fall 2019 class. Co-chairs Rhonda Forest and Abby Nelson opened the Bornstein Program’s application period in a...

 

Little Free Library comes to Winter Springs

Temple Israel installed a Little Free Library on Sunday, May 19, outside the synagogue facing Moss Road. The installation event took place during a worldwide Little Free Library weekend celebrating th...

 
 By Julie Levitt    News    June 14, 2019

That's a wrap!

All good things must come to end. Thankfully the monthly musicals at Brookdale Lake Orienta will continue in September. What a wonderful "season" it had been with some of the most wonderful entertaine...

 

The Israeli Friendship Caravan returns to Brevard County

Ten Israeli high school student performers will present a high-energy song and dance performance on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Viera,...

 

Do a mitzvah, be a volunteer!

The Jewish Pavilion is an organization that connects Jewish seniors with their heritage and roots. A large number of senior living facilities have ongoing Shabbat and holiday programs while other residences have visitations by staff and volunteers...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 14, 2019

Entertaining evening benefitted Jewish Pavilion

A sellout crowd of 225 Jewish Pavilion supporters and Citrus Club members gathered in early June for a fun and relaxed networking and social event in the Citrus Club's opulent downtown setting. The...

 

Florida enacts law barring anti-Semitism, religious discrimination in schools

(JNS)—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Wednesday, May 29, barring anti-Semitism and other religious discrimination in the Sunshine State’s public schools. The Florida state legislature unanimously passed the legislation in both...

 
 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,...

 

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