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Friends make a road trip to the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show

Its road trip time for Penny Goldstein's friends. They are on their way to the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show that is honoring their friend. When one friend called to make her reservation, Goldstein...

 

JAO's gala was a wonderland of fun

Jewish Academy of Orlando hosted its annual gala with much fanfare.  This year's theme, Wonderland Gala, paid homage to the school's upcoming musical and highlighted the wonders of JAO: the...

 

April 15th is closer than you think

By Wendy Ring Levine & Penny Goldstein D’Agostino Tax season is here and new laws are confusing. Penny Goldstein D’Agostino, Jewish Pavilion CFO and owner of a financial planning and tax service, is available to share some advice. D’Agostino...

 

Dealing with crisis

Stories from the Orlando Help Desk Man plans, G-d laughs. No matter how much planning is done, life is unpredictable. Accidents, illnesses and unforeseen circumstances can change life in an instant. Years of planning for a special vacation, moving...

 

A call to stand against anti-Semitism through Jewish core values

Matthew Gales has a goal and he wants the Jews of Orlando to embrace this goal: To unite and stand for what is right-To reject hate while embracing love and community. While anti-Semitism is not as...

 

Licks and hugs

Pet therapy happens every month at Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary. In coordination with the Jewish Pavilion, Pet Rescue by Judy volunteers bring therapy dogs and cats to the residents for licks and...

 

Hope McCormack, bat mitzvah to program director

At the age of 13, Hope McCormack needed a bat mitzvah project. Happy to fulfill this Temple Israel requirement, her mother, Michelle Bilsky, guided her to the Jewish Pavilion. She started going to assisted living communities and nursing homes to...

 

Learning and living the teachings of MLK

Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day through art, songs, writing and conversation. Themes that ranged through the day included hope, uniqueness, and community.   In the...

 

My parents are hoarders

Stories from the Orlando Senior Help Desk Tammy knew her parents, especially her mother, saved everything. They had every class picture, report card, book report, school and sports uniform she and...

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day observance

On Jan. 27, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember the innocent six million Jews and millions of...

 

Honoring Penny Goldstein at the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show

When Penny Goldstein met Nancy Ludin at a Jewish Community Center fundraiser, she was new in Central Florida. Nancy offered her a warm invitation to meet other Jewish women through the Friends of the...

 

Justin Bachman's Living Loud: Can you hear it?

On Feb. 4, from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., speaker Justin Bachman will be presenting his program to the students enrolled in the Holocaust Center's UpStanders program. This evening presentation is an...

 

Join JFS Orlando for Coffee Connections

Looking to volunteer, partner, or just learn more about Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando? On Thursday, Jan. 30, from 8 a.m.—9 a.m. JFS Orlando will host its first Coffee Connections of 2020. The morning will include a tour of its support...

 

Coming up at The Roth Family JCC

The Princess Ball—Under the Sea The 11th annual Princess Ball for princesses and mermaids, ages 4 and up, with an adult, will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at the JCC. There will be dancing, activities, and dessert. Dress as your...

 

The value of character education

Jewish Academy of Orlando launched Positive Education, a character education program across all grades. This program is introducing students, teachers and the JAO community to the language of...

 

Are you a Friend of the Jewish Pavilion?

Once a month on a Monday, a group of women get together to plan events, discuss success, improve processes, tell touching volunteer stories and share jokes and tears of laughter. This group is called the Friends of the Jewish Pavilion. This diverse...

 

StandWithUs leadership opportunities for teens

Do you know a high school student who wants to share a love of Israel with his or her community and gain valuable leadership experience at the same time? Tell them to apply for a position on the StandWithUs Teen Leadership Council. Visit...

 

Jewish National Fund Breakfast for Israel

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of David Ben-Gurion, will be the featured guest speaker at JNF’s Breakfast for Israel. The event will be held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs....

 

Allie Casey is lifestyle coordinator extraordinaire

Walking through the corridors at Cascade Heights in Longwood, most visitors get the sense that there is an abundance of activities and a variety of programs in which to engage. This is, in part, due...

 

A must see: 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' now at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Running now through Feb. 9 at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is the one-woman play "Becoming Dr. Ruth" by Mark St. Germain. Catch it if you can because many performances are already sold out....

 

A constructive way to disagree

In partnership with the Pardes Institute of Judaic Studies, Temple Israel is offering a five-week course open to the entire community and led by Rabbi Joshua Neely called “Mahloket Matters: How to...

 

Premier of Ten-Minute play about Holocaust survivors

The Playwright's Round Table Launch 2020 will feature "Rosa & Leo" as one of eight original, Ten-Minute plays from emerging playwrights at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Loch Haven Park, Jan....

 

Coming up at The Roth Family JCC

JCC Maccabi Games informational meeting Learn about the JCC Maccabi Games that will take place Aug. 2-7 at an informational meeting for teens and their parents on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 7 p.m-9 p.m....

 

Black tie premiere of 'Aliyah'

Boots on the Ground Theater is presenting “Aliyah” at its charity gala on Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at KDS One Studios, 3601 Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando. “Aliyah” is a short experimental documentary that tells the story of a Holocaust survivor...

 

January 2020 proclaimed as 'St. Johns County Jewish History Month'

The St. Johns County Commission will proclaim January 2020 as “St. Johns County Jewish History Month” at its regularly scheduled meeting, 9 a.m. Jan. 21, in the County Commission Chambers, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine 32084. The...

 

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