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Jewish Academy of Orlando launches inaugural Transitional Kindergarten

Jewish Academy of Orlando has launched a new academic program to serve the community. The school welcomed students to its new Transitional Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. TK is a grade that...

 

Premier comedian headlines Men's Night Out

The third annual Men's Night Out, to be held Nov. 7 at Congregation Ohev Shalom, features not only great steak and a top-shelf cocktail hour, the comedic entertainment is top notch. The Orlando...

 

Update

In the article “Israeli puppeteer to teach at UCF this fall,” Sept. 6 issue, it states that the Israel Institute is bringing Israeli theater director, puppeteer and performer Ayelet Golan, to the University of Central Florida for a teaching...

 

JFGO's annual meeting awards

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held its annual meeting on Aug. 25. Three awards were presented and the new board members were announced. Federation CEO Keith Dvorchik and board member Ryan...

 

Nominate a senior for KCOA 8 Over 80

Do you know of an active and passionate senior over 80 who volunteers countless hours and lends their leadership skills to help organizations in our community? Then please consider nominating them for Kinneret’s 10th Annual 8 over 80 Honorary...

 

Israeli puppeteer to teach at UCF this fall

The Israel Institute will bring Ayelet Golan, an Israeli theater director, puppeteer, and performer to the University of Central Florida for a teaching residency during the Fall 2019 semester. She...

 

Professor Kathleen Deagan to speak at St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society event

Dr. Kathleen Deagan, distinguished research curator of archaeology and adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History will be the guest speaker at the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society’s...

 

Tailgating with TEPs at reunion

More than 150 Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity alumni from the University of Florida met on Aug. 23 for a reunion at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland. The event was chaired by Richard Schwartz, with...

 

Jewish Genealogy meeting rescheduled

The Jewish Genealogical Society meeting that was planned for Tuesday, Sept. 3, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.—10 p.m. because of Hurricane Dorian. The meeting will still be held at The Roth Family JCC....

 

Throwback Orlando to celebrate the past, present and future

In the early 1960s, Abe and Zelig Wise developed the neighborhood of Palomar, in northern Orange County. Many of the early residents were Jewish. In mid-2016, the former and current residents of Palom...

 

Local StandWithUs interns for '19-'20

StandWithUs, an international, nonprofit Israel education organization founded in 2001, recently selected Samantha Gabbai, a senior at Winter Park High School, for the StandWithUs High School Internship program 2019-2020. Danielle Garsten was...

 

Two genealogy pros to help with family trees

Looking for help to build your family tree? Then come to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando on Sept. 3, to jumpstart your research. Two career medical professionals who have been...

 

Farmers Market brings Rosh Hashanah to life

On Sept. 14, children will gather at two local Chabad Centers to experience Rosh Hashanah through an interactive farmers market. "We wanted to do something different," said Chanshy Majesky,...

 

JFS Orlando staff receives suicide prevention training

On average, one person dies by suicide every three hours in the state of Florida. In fact, suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the state. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data...

 

What have we learned since 9/11?

The Zionist Organization of America, Florida chapter will present a lecture by Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D., titled "18 years after 9/11, what have we learned? The reasons for terrorism" on Sept. 11 at...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students score two and three grade levels ahead of peers

For the fifth straight year, on average, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando are performing at least two grade levels ahead of their peers nationwide. The test scores, from April 2019, were taken...

 

JFS Orlando stabilizes local families

Baby Nicolette and little Phillip Jr. are the shining spots and the motivation for Gerline and her husband, Phillip. "That's what I'm fighting for everyday," Gerline says. "For me and my itty-bittys...

 

Chabad of South Orlando offers two Hebrew schools

Chabad of South Orlando now offers Hebrew school for grades K-7 in two locations: In Doctor Phillips at 7347 W. Sand Lake Rd. on Sundays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In Winter Garden Stoney Brook Town Center, two Sundays a month, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. The schools...

 
 By Hope McCormack    News    August 30, 2019

Ruth Donenfeld enjoys Shabbat services at Cascade Heights

On Aug. 2nd, Ruth Donenfeld, a new resident of Cascade Heights, enjoyed her first service with the Jewish Pavilion. Michelle Bilsky, a volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion, led the service. Donenfeld...

 

It's back to school at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

Students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando have been back to school for one week now and are really cracking the books, working hard. But first some fun with selfies! Jewish Academy of Orlando serves...

 

COS computers hacked-not an attack

According to a newsletter sent to all COS members via email, Congregation Ohev Shalom experienced a ransomware attack on its main server on Monday, Aug. 5. Ohev administration contacted the Maitland Police Department, the Department of Homeland...

 

Debbie Meitin is a gifted volunteer in the community

From Israeli dance instructor to cantorial soloist, Debbie Meitin has proven that her talents span across many disciplines. Meitin's Judaic foundation began as a young adult growing up in Cleveland,...

 

Dr. David Diamond appointed to Florida Board of Medicine

Dr. David Diamond was appointed on Aug. 8th by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Board of Medicine. Dr. Diamond is a co-medical director of Florida Radiation Oncology, an independent cancer treatment...

 

JFS Orlando Coffee Connections continues

If you would like to know more about JFS Orlando and everything this agency does, take a tour of its center and hear about the people who have been helped. Join staff members for coffee, a light breakfast and a tour at the next Coffee Connections on...

 

Errors in the obituary about Richard Stone

Dear Editor: In today’s Heritage Florida Jewish News (Aug. 9, 2019), the obituary titled “Richard Stone, Florida’s first Jewish senator since Civil War, dies at 90,” Josefin Dolsten of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency wrote that David Levy...

 

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