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An invitation from COS Men's Club

COS Men’s Club invites you to a Middle Eastern food and swim party on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at the home of Ken Davis. There will be homemade falafel and all the fixin’s and sides. All Men’s Club members are invited and if you...

 

No room for goodbyes!

Often residents are moved to different communities. This does not mean good-bye. The Jewish Pavilion does all it can to continue relationships with our beloved seniors. Ron Dion had been at Life Care...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    July 6, 2018

Walter Goldstein lights up lives with a song and a smile

When Walter Goldstein comes to seniors facilities to do programs, the residents know they're in for a treat. Goldstein, a program director for The Jewish Pavilion's south Orlando region, has a warm...

 

Israeli-American Council Conference

HOLLYWOOD, FL—This month, The Israeli-American Council announced plans to host their 5th Annual IAC National Conference—which draws thousands of participants from all over the country—in South Florida. The conference will be held from November...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom July schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. an Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The Rabbi’s Torah Roundtable Discussion Group with Rabbi...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 29, 2018

Students enrich their summer as volunteers with the Jewish Pavilion

When Lake Brantley High School incoming juniors Jennifer Simon and Alexandra George were looking for a place to volunteer this summer to fulfill the Bright Futures scholarship requirement of 100...

 

A conversation with a school board contender

Cade Resnick is a dreamer and visionary in the classroom and the community. "I see what I think would be amazing. If I can get other people on board with me, then we can do that!" He has spent 16...

 

Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

Race & Law On Sunday, July 10, the Holocaust Center presents a program titled Race & Law, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holocaust Center. Hitler believed that as a group, Jews were racially inferi...

 

Discussion on school textbooks with Laurie Cardoza-Moore

A video about our freedoms followed by a talk by Lauri Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, will be presented by People Promoting Peace and held at Fellowship Church in...

 

'Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race' opens at HMREC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 22, 2018

After a loss, the Jewish Pavilion's Grief Support Group helps people to heal

A few years ago, Howie Appel lost his wife of almost 40 years to cancer. About a year before that, Jane Edelstein lost her mother. Grief is such a personal, individual experience, and no two people...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando adopts new UV products to protect students and staff

The Jewish Academy of Orlando continues to utilize cutting edge technology in their school and curriculum by partnering with Violet Defense to implement their S.A.G.E. UV products into the school to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs...

 

JFS Orlando's summer food drive-hunger never takes a vacation

During the month of July, when public schools don’t offer the free/reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches, JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry see a 40 percent increase in hungry families who struggle without the school meals for their...

 

Jewish Pavilion volunteers bring joy to senior residents

A huge and sincere thank you goes out to Rebecca Kleiman and Susan Bernstein who have become devoted Jewish Pavilion volunteers. Susan leads Shabbat songs and prayers once or twice a month at both...

 

Norman Wall Summer Teachers' Institute helps teachers incorporate Holocaust education in the classroom

Recent surveys show that Americans lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Center's annual Teacher's Institute remedies this lack by bringing Central Florida teachers to learn and teach...

 

Kinneret Apartments benefits from local donation

When Kinneret Apartments recently experienced a failing freezer, a quick call to Southeast Steel, a locally owned and operated seller of appliances, resulted in a donation of a new, front opening...

 

Congratulations to Nancy Ludin, an Orlando Magazine Woman of the Year

In the June 2018 issue of Orlando Magazine, 23 women are named as the magazine's 2018 Women of the Year. The magazine asked for nominees of women who are making a positive impact on the community,...

 

TOP appoints new executive director

TOP Jewish Foundation has announced that Ellen Weiss was selected to fulfill the role of executive director effective May 2. The leadership transition is relatively seamless as Weiss has been on the...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 15, 2018

Jewish Pavilion gears up to celebrate its 18th anniversary

The Jewish Pavilion Gala committee is in full swing, planning a festive and memorable celebration to mark the organization's 18th-Chai-anniversary. Since chai means "life" in Hebrew, the slogan for...

 

Holocaust Center's annual Dinner of Tribute a great success

On May 10, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida celebrated its annual Dinner of Tribute honoring Jeffrey Miller and Ted Maines. The event was a tremendous success with...

 

Legal Aid Society offers free legal consult to JFS Orlando

In partnership with JFS Orlando, the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. now offers free confidential legal consultations to JFS Orlando clients. JFS Orlando and The Legal Aid Society have enjoyed a great partnership for...

 
 By Jake Suster    News    June 8, 2018

Knights for Israel honored at Camera Gala 2018

This year, UCF's Knights for Israel was honored with the David Bar-Ilan Award for Outstanding Campus Activism. This award signified a tremendous amount of accomplishments for the organization. When CA...

 

A must-see film addresses the growing threats to the West

The new Central Florida Chapter of the Zionist Organization of America will host the screening of the hard-hitting documentary film, "Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the...

 

UCF rabbi has led 18 Birthright Trips to Israel

Rabbi Chaim Lipskier, co-director of Chabad at the University of Central Florida, returned home tired but happy after leading his 18th Birthright trip to Israel. More than 700 students have joined...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 8, 2018

Orlando Senior Help Desk offers hurricane season advice

An approaching hurricane fills many people with dread and uncertainty. And as Central Florida was reminded only last September with Hurricane Irma, any year can bring us one (or more) of these...

 

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