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Rabbi Neely signs long-term contract

Temple Israel recently signed a 9.5-year contract extension with Rabbi Joshua Neely. This is the synagogue's third contract with Rabbi Neely, who has been the spiritual leader of this progressive...

 

Touro winter and spring lectures

The New York-based Touro College and University System is pleased to announce winter and spring lectures it is bringing to Orlando in partnership with The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando. The...

 

Is our criminal justice system fair? What's the Jewish perspective?

This February, Chabad Centers throughout Orlando will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando 5th graders create a kindness garden

Jewish Academy of Orlando will break ground for its new Kindness Garden on Monday Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day. The garden will be a segment of the campus playground. The project is part of a...

 

COS Men's Club presents 2019 annual World Wide Wrap

Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 3rd this year, just weeks away. That means the annual World Wide Wrap sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom is just around the corner. Each year, Men’s Clubs from Conservative and Masorti synagogues...

 

MAGAL fosters love of Jewish learning and culture

Now in its third exciting year, the Meitin Alliance for Growth And Learning was created by Temple Shir Shalom (Reform) and Temple Israel (Conservative) to bring together Jewish students from a broad...

 

Award-winning speaker to address teens, parents in Federation program

The educators of the Jewish Teen Education Network invite teens in 8th to 12th grades and their parents for an evening with international award-winning speaker Scott Fried from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb...

 
 By Shari Wladis    News    January 11, 2019

Learning can be experienced anywhere at OTA

Learning does not have to be regulated to just a classroom. This is evident at Orlando Torah Academy, the learning spills out into the hallways and beyond. During the first half of the school year...

 

Congregation Sinai hosts Magic Of Music Fashion Show

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood will host their 10th annual fashion show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Gabby’s Banquet & Events Facility in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from the Orlando and Central Florida community are expected to...

 

Exploring bereavement through a Jewish lens

For those grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to find hope and healing, JFS Orlando and the Jewish Pavilion, in cooperation with The Hospice of the Comforter and VITAS Healthcare, will host a grief support group beginning Thursday, Jan....

 

Clermont Congregation Sinai celebrates Tu B'shvat

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood will host their annual Tu B’shvat holiday celebration service starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, Jan. 18. Congregation Sinai will host a special Rebbe’s Table service welcoming Shabbat with a special focus...

 

Young and 'older' alike enjoyed Men's Night Out

This year’s Men’s Night Out, the second event of its kind, was again, a successful venture. While last year’s get together could be defined as a reunion among men who hadn’t seen each other...

 

25th Choices is next week at COS

Choices, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s largest annual women’s philanthropy event, is less than a week away, but tickets are still available for Thursday’s event at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. The Presenting Sponsor for Ch...

 

My Jewish Roots Series: 'If they are forgotten, did they ever live?'

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando to hear a highly-experienced Jewish genealogist explain ethical wills and their role in your family history. Laurence Morrell, a native Floridian with decades of service to Central Florida’s...

 

Israel travel scholarships available through Federation

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has begun accepting applications for 2019 Ronald Colman Israel Travel Scholarships. The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a generous endowment established by the Colman family to...

 

A wonderful gift for the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion sends its heartfelt thanks to everyone at Senior Health and Human Services Network. The group of providers in the health and human services areas for Seminole County (and...

 

Salzburg co-pres. of JNF Orlando

Jewish National Fund is pleased to announce Meril Salzburg as the new co-president of the Orlando Board. Salzburg's appointment comes at a critical time, as JNF's lay leadership and professional team...

 

Students master skills to read from Torah

Second grade students at Orlando Torah Academy reached a milestone this week-they celebrated their Chumash party. Each child received their very own Sefer Bereshit, and the class has begun to learn...

 

L'dor v'dor celebration at Jewish Academy of Orlando

Jewish Academy of Orlando welcomed grandparents, family and special friends to its annual Generation Celebration. The event showcased the school's academic, technology, fine and performing arts and...

 

Back by popular demand-COS Men's Club bowling

Join your Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club & Sisterhood friends for Bowl the Night Away 2, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. at Aloma Bowl, 2530 Aloma Ave., Winter Park. The cost is $18 for two hours of bowling with shoes and...

 

Jewish Pavilion receives $1,000 grant from CERA

Nancy Ludin, CEO of the Jewish Pavilion, wanted to give special thanks to CERA for their generous grant made to the Jewish Pavilion at their annual holiday party. The Community Education &...

 

Finishing up Chanukah parties

Jewish Pavilion program director Judy Appleton organized Chanukah luncheons for residents at Allegro Winter Park (below) and The Westchester/Regents Park (left)....

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    December 28, 2018

Orlando Senior Help Desk offers free advice

Whether you are a senior or a caring family member, investigating and choosing among the wide range of options available to assist seniors with their special needs and concerns can feel overwhelming....

 

Congregation Beth Sholom Leesburg January schedule

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat and Shabbat with the synagogue that feels like family. Rabbi Karen Allen will begin our observance on Friday evening, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a Tu B’Shevat Seder. This is a short seder celebrating the New Year of the...

 
 By Lazer Cohen    News    December 28, 2018

Chanukah at the Union

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the fourth night of Chanukah, Chabad organized a grand Menorah lighting on the Patio Stage outside the Student Union at the University of Central Florida. We had the great honor...

 

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