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Jewish Pavilion provides pet therapy for residents

Pet therapy is a widely used practice that helps a person overcome physical and mental challenges. Bonding with an animal can reduce blood pressure and release endorphins that calm, decrease stress,...

 

Temple Israel's Sisterhood & Sharsheret: Empowering Jewish Women

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Temple Israel will be having a special Shabbat service, "Sisterhood & Sharsheret: Empowering Jewish Women," on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m....

 

Holocaust Center hosts panel discussion on hatred and extremism

The Atlantic Institute and the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida are partnering on a program titled “Responding to Hatred and Extremism: Solutions from Faith Traditions.” This event will be held Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the...

 

KCOA launches new website

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has launched their new, redesigned website, www.KinneretLiving.org. “We are thrilled to launch our new website which...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando teachers participate in year-long fine arts initiative

The fine arts program continues to grow at Jewish Academy of Orlando. This summer, JAO was one of 10 schools selected to participate in a grant by the highly prestigious Teacher Institute for the...

 

Synagogue Service Schedule

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. Most synagogues require tickets for admissi...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students score two and three grade levels ahead of their peers compared to national norms

For the fourth straight year, on average, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando performed at least two grade levels ahead of their peers nationwide. Each April, Jewish Academy students take the Iowa...

 

Clermont Congregation Sinai celebrates their new location

Congregation Sinai has now moved into their new location with a special grand opening Torah procession, a ceremonial mezuzah placement and a Kabbalat Shabbat service. With over 100 members and...

 

Federation's JTEN helps students, teachers gear up for new school year

Even before the new school year kicked off this month, local students and educators were hard at work learning, sharing and growing by participating in two programs by the Jewish Federation of...

 

Tracey Kagan wins Democratic Primary in Florida House District 29

LONGWOOD-Tracey Kagan, Democrat for State Representative District 29, won her primary election on Tuesday by a 2:1 margin. Kagan, a Ruth's List endorsed candidate, defeated her primary opponent,...

 

Synagoge service schedule

Synagogue Service Schedule The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. Most synagogues...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando kicks off school year with increases

The Jewish Academy of Orlando began the new school year with advances in student retention and enrollment, as well as improvements in the technology and fine arts programs. Year-over-year enrollment...

 

KCOA seeks 8 over 80 nominees

The Kinneret Council of Aging’s Annual 8 over 80 Honorary Dinner is designed to recognize area residents who have contributed to the betterment of the Central Florida community. Who will be the newest honorees? On Sunday, March 3, 2019, KCOA will...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    August 31, 2018

New boards usher in a New Year at The Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors welcomed a new executive committee and six new members at its August meeting. Former board member Dick Appelbaum reviewed the past year's accomplishments and...

 

Beth Am to host the 'Rosh ha-Shana experience'

Recognizing that the school districts of Seminole and Orange counties will be in session during Rosh Hashanah, Congregation Beth Am in Longwood will offer an innovative, alternative worship...

 

JSU kickoff event this Sunday

JSU is back in full force and is now in seven high schools around Orlando. JSU is a student run Jewish Club at local high schools where teens of all affiliations and backgrounds get to explore Judaism in a fun, accepting, and engaging environment....

 

Explore bereavement

For those grieving the loss of a loved one there is hope. Once again, JFS Orlando, in coordination with the Jewish Pavilion and in cooperation with The Hospice of the Comforter and VITAS Healthcare, is holding a Grief Support Group on Thursdays from...

 

Israelis share firsthand accounts of life on the Gaza border

On Sunday, Aug. 26, Jewish National Fund and The Roth Family JCC will host a town hall meeting about the Gaza border crisis. JNF is bringing three residents of Gaza border communities to Florida, to...

 

Congregation Sinai moves to a new location

Since 2003, Congregation Sinai has been serving the Jewish Community of Central Florida. After providing very successful community service over the past 15 years, they have now moved to 1200 West...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    August 24, 2018

Appreciating volunteers

As it gears up to celebrate its milestone 18th anniversary at its Gems and Jeans Gala on Oct. 28, The Jewish Pavilion and its Friends of the Pavilion Board are looking back with nostalgia and...

 

Hebrew-speaking therapist joins JFS Orlando team

JFS Orlando is pleased to announce the addition of Dorrit Ram to their JFS family. Dorrit Ram, LCSW earned a masters in social work from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is a licensed clinical social worker experienced in...

 

Orlando Hadassah opens the 2018-2020 season Sept. 4

The summer is coming to an end and Orlando Hadassah is gearing up for another season of exciting programs and fundraising events. We open the season on Sept. 4 at Congregation Ohev Shalom at 11:30...

 

Federation celebrates 70 years, looks ahead to next 70, at Annual Meeting

"Leadership" was the word of the day when friends and supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando gathered Aug. 5 for the nonprofit's 2018 Annual Meeting. New leadership for the Federation...

 
 By Mark I. Pinsky    News    August 17, 2018

Task Force makes CRJ accessible to all

The Torah teaches, "You shall not curse a deaf person. You shall not place a stumbling block before a blind person." (Leviticus 19-15) Imagine coming to services, but not being able to participate...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging adds to its board of directors

Kinneret I (KI), Kinneret II (KII) and Kinneret Council on Aging (KCOA) recently held its annual meeting and also inducted a new board member. The annual board meeting was held on May 9, 2018 at...

 

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