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 News    August 5, 2022 

2022 JFGO and Roth Family JCC annual meetings - the two shall be one

The annual meetings for The Roth Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a light breakfast of bagels an coffee. The JCC Annual Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the...

 

JFS Orlando provides crisis counseling after shooting

You never know when an emergency will happen … but you can count on JFS Orlando to be there for support. Back in April, staff members from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the Roth Family Jewish Community Center were attending a...

 

Vaccination clinic at the Rosen JCC

Walgreens will be holding a vaccination clinic at the Rosen JCC. The clinic will be on July 18th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and will provide Covid vaccines and booster shots for adults. Covid vaccines for children ages 3-11 will also be provided. In...

 

Jewish and Pride Chambers party together

On July 6th over 75 people gathered for drinks, appetizers and desserts at Watercrest Senior Living. The happy hour was co-arranged by committee members of the Jewish and Pride Chambers. Pictured is...

 

Orlando Torah Academy celebrates its 12th year

The Orlando Torah Academy had a wonderful turn out at the 12th anniversary Annual Dinner, held on June 13. Shown here are (from left to right) Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Spector, Rabbi Avraham Wachsman and Rabbi Yehuda Schepansky, guests of honor Dr. Alan...

 

Statement from the JCRC on the overturn of Roe v. Wade

For 50 years, Roe v. Wade has been the “settled law” of the United States. Today, in its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, revoking the Constitutional right of a woman to...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Get ‘em while they’re in season! From apricots and peaches, to blueberries and strawberries, and even to cantaloupe and watermelon, the summer means plenty of delicious fresh fruits to enjoy. Did...

 

Residents at Oakmonte Village Siena celebrate Shabbat

The Jewish Pavilion hosted Shabbat services at Oakmonte Village Siena. They were led by Randi Cunningham, a long-time volunteer, and consisted of singing, prayers, and challah. Cunningham started by...

 

Bari Sigal joins CRJ leadership team

Megan Steinmetz, Congregatio of Reform Judaism president announces that Bari Sigal has been selected as CRJ’s new director of Programing and Member Engagement. Sigal will take the lead on creating...

 

Grief Support experienced through the Jewish Pavilion

In May and June of 2022, Judy Kahan led a weekly grief support group for Jewish people who had experienced a loss. The sessions were held at Cascade Heights in Longwood. Another grief support group...

 

'Oh, what a night!' at Jewish Pavilion's latest fundraiser

The Jewish Pavilion held its most recent cocktail party at Land Rover Orlando. A wonderful time was had with great food, great drinks, a little bit of dancing and being able to socialize with friends...

 
 By Sophie A. Katz    News    June 17, 2022

SOJC Family offers new members free religious school tuition for grades K-2

It’s never been a better time to join the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.The Hardoon family, long-time members of SOJC, are offering free religious school tuition for kindergarten to second grade for any new members to SOJC. This generous...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Do you withhold emotions rather than express them? People often swallow their feelings because they fear others will not accept them if they are expressive. However, stifled emotions can have a...

 

COS benefit for Ukraine raises over $11,500

The Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom hosted an afternoon event on Sunday, May 22, to raise much-needed funds for Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and flee their country amid the ongoing war with...

 

Holocaust Center recruits new CEO

Following a national search, The Holocaust Center has selected Talli Dippold, an educator and community builder with nearly 15 years of leadership experience in Holocaust education, as its new chief...

 

Florida's interesting Jewish history

On May 27, Heritage Florida Jewish News employee Gil Dombrosky, along with his wife, Risa, and daughter, Karyn, attended a lecture on the Jewish History of Florida at the DeLand Regional Library. Sam...

 

OTA celebrates 12th anniversary

As another successful school year comes to an end it's time to celebrate. It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since the founding of Orlando Torah Academy. This has been an exceptional year...

 

Why kindergarten is special at the Rosen JCC

As we come to the end of the current school year, it’s time to start making plans for the new school year. Parents of little ones, who are transitioning from pre-school, need to decide if they want to move to public or private kindergarten. These...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Next time you’re stuck in evening traffic, take a few seconds to enjoy the pinks and purples in the sunset. It might be the most overlooked, but spiritual self-care can help you feel grateful to be...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    June 3, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Aid and Attendance benefit

Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs. They must have served some time in active duty. The benefit is designed...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    May 20, 2022

Jewish Chamber and Pride Chamber joint event

There will be a joint venture between the Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the Pride Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a networking Happy Hour will be held at...

 

JFS Orlando says thank you!

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that its Restock & Rebuild Challenge raised over $63,000, which is nearly double the amount raised in their 2021 campaign. This year during the Challenge, which ran from March 15th throug...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Don't feel guilty to set work boundaries. Practicing professional self-care might look like taking time for lunch breaks, only answering phone calls and emails during work hours, or letting your boss...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

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