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 By Pamela Rubin    News    April 9, 2021 

Jewish Pavilion fashion show

By Pamela Ruben Put away your tired old sweats, on Thursday, April 29, the Jewish Pavilion will be holding its annual fashion show. Live and in-person at Dillard’s Department Store (Altamonte Mall), the annual fashion show will raise funds for the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 9, 2021 

Who is Joel Greenberg? Meet the Jewish Florida politician at the center of the Matt Gaetz scandal

(JTA) — Matt Gaetz, the Florida congressman known for his firebomb rhetoric, is in big trouble — in part because of the alleged foibles of a Jewish buddy, Joel Greenberg, who has earned criticism...

 

100K in Orlando for Pesach

Businesses, caterers and volunteer groups were among the many who geared up for a busy Pesach in Orlando, with as many as 100,000 people who made their way to Central Florida for Passover. With few formal hotel programs operating and an ideal Chol Ha...

 

Beth Am is 'new and improved'

“Congregation Beth Am has been in existence since 1975 and we are still here!” said Co-President Joanie Mayer.  The synagogue has gone through some major changes this year. The most significant one is that they sold their building in Longwood...

 

JAO partners with Christian and Muslim schools for multi-faith program

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in "Trees for Peace,"  a multi-faith tree...

 

Temple Israel hosts Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies scholar

Temple Israel is proud to host a Zoom talk from scholar and educator Zvi Hirschfield, titled "Where Was G-d During the Holocaust?" on Sunday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Hirschfield teaches Talmud, Halakha, a...

 

JFS Orlando hosts first-ever virtual State of the Agency

On Thursday, March 18, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando hosted its 2021 State of the Agency meeting. The first time going virtual, the meeting was led by JFS Orlando's executive director,...

 

Kudos to Sharon Littman for her dedication to our elders

The mission of the Jewish Pavilion is "enriching the lives of residents in elder-care communities." This has been especially challenging during the pandemic when we cannot visit regularly and provide...

 

Shabbat services resume at senior living facilities

Now that most seniors have received their two doses of the Covid vaccine, a majority of facilities have relaxed their restrictions on gatherings and activities. The Jewish Pavilion has recently...

 

Kinneret's first in-person Passover program impresses

Cantor Nina Fine, a program director at The Jewish Pavilion and a professional vocalist, performed a Passover concert for the residents. Journeying through the Haggadah with beautiful music sung by...

 

Astronaut visits JAO

Thursday, March 11 was out-of-this world for Jewish Academy of Orlando students as when astronaut John Daniel “Danny” Olivas visited the school. The live visit was conducted remotely using the school’s Google Meet platform so that all students...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    News    March 26, 2021

Have you seen the Passover Playbook?

Introducing the "Passover Playbook," brought to the Jewish community by Orlando Jewish Parent. OJP, for short, is a comprehensive program, embraced by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The...

 

Kimberly K. Harris joins JFS Orlando Board

JFS Orlando welcomes their newest board member, Kimberly K. Harris. Originally from Richmond, Va., Harris grew up in a large blended family. “I really grew up accustomed to the idea of ‘family...

 

Pay tribute to Holocaust survivors and victims and participate in Yom Hashoah observance

Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed on April 8 as a day of commemoration for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.  The date to comme...

 

Congregation Sinai shares Holocaust memorial honors

A ceremonial Yom HaShoah service will be held by Congregation Sinai on Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember and honor all of those who perished. This memorial service will be open to the entire community. Never Again! While the traditional...

 

Yom HaShoah memorial at Rollins College

Rollins College will be holding a Yom HaShoah memorial, titled Never Again: A Commemoration of the Holocaust (Yom HaShoah). It will be on April 8 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will include student speakers, a reading by a published poet, the...

 

A safe breakfast for Jewish Pavilion leadership

The pandemic forces charities to rethink and refashion their events. Normally, the Jewish Pavilion has two annual breakfasts for their sponsors so they can come together and network. In the past,...

 

JAO's future home builders and fund raisers

Jewish Academy of Orlando second-graders raised funds in the grade's annual Fun Run to benefit a Habitat for Humanity house. The students later visited the house and presented the check to the...

 

Pavilion's Purim party pleases

The Jewish Pavilion's program director, Cantor Nina Fine, entertained the residents at The Westminster Orlando on Feb. 26 with Shabbat music, a Purim play, songs, dancing and treats outside. Cantor...

 

Genealogist Genie Milgrom to unravel the lineage of Palm Valley founder

Author, genealogist and award-winning educator Genie Milgrom will help the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society understand the possible Jewish roots of the founder of Palm Valley, Florida, Don...

 

JFS Orlando revamps new 2021 Restock + Restore Challenge

Are you up to the challenge? This Passover, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando challenges you to help do more than just RESTOCK the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, but also RESTORE our Greater...

 

College credits for high school students studying Judaism

CTeen of North Orlando recently completed its first CTeen University course, marking a milestone in continued quality Jewish learning for youth in the area. For 14 weeks, teens met with Rabbi Yanky...

 

KCOA holds largest fundraiser in its history

The Kinneret Council on Aging held its annual "8 Over 80" #SaluteOurSeniors event online this past week and raised more money and had a larger turnout than any previous fundraiser in the...

 

Massey family to receive the Tess Wise White Rose award

In recognition of their community involvement and their dedicated support of The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center and the vision for the new Holocaust Museum for Hope &...

 

Mensches galore at the Jewish Pavilion

"When you clean out your closet, think of us "said Nancy Ludin, CEO of the Jewish Pavilion. Special thanks to Larry Kahn, Alan Perlman, Roz Murray and many other generous people who have recently...

 

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