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 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 10, 2019 

Orange County School Board made aware of anti-Semitic curriculum

Last month a Jewish student who attends a charter school was given a reading assignment to prepare ninth graders for the Florida Reading FSA on inference of cultural experiences. Upon reading the...

 
 News    May 10, 2019 

Fla. Senate passes anti-Semitism bill

(JNS)—The Florida Senate unanimously passed an anti-Semitism bill previously passed unanimously by the Florida House, which adopts the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism and mandates that discrimination against Jewish people be...

 
 News    May 10, 2019 

'Junie B. Jones,' starring JAO students, one night only

Jewish Academy of Orlando presents Junie B. Jones-The Musical. This full-scale musical production will be presented one night only on May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in...

 
 By Shoshana Kramer    News    May 10, 2019 

Students learn to nuture at Orlando Torah Academy

Nurture. That is something we want our children to learn how to do. At Orlando Torah Academy, the first grade is getting a hands-on lesson on how to nurture as well as protect. As part of their...

 
 News    May 10, 2019 

The month of May

The month of May contains happy, joyous celebrations coupled with sad reflective memorials. Shortly after commemorating our deliverance from Egyptian bondage during Passover, we remember the 6 million who perished in the Shoah. Yom Hashoah occured...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 10, 2019 

First holidays for New Jewish Pavilion program director

Late winter and early spring, with the festive and fun holidays of Purim and Passover to celebrate, is a very busy time for Jewish Pavilion program directors, who each plan and lead dozens of programs...

 
 News    May 10, 2019 

Many ways to celebrate a Jewish Pavilion-style Passover 

Last month, The Jewish Pavilion celebrated Passover with residents in elder communities through a variety of both traditional and modern approaches to the seder. The majority were presented with the...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Holocaust Center wins tax grant

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida has been awarded a $10 million Orange County Tourism Development Tax grant to build a new museum in downtown Orlando. The award was announced Tuesday, April 23 at the meeting of the...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

World-renowned expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls to visit Orlando

The Dead Sea Scrolls are manuscripts that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in 11 caves on the shore of the Dead Sea. These caves were located in Jordan until the Six Day War of 1967 when they...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 3, 2019

Orlando Senior Help Desk expands service area

With the large and growing number of seniors living in Lake and Sumpter counties, where the sprawling The Villages development acts as a magnet for retirees, it was only natural that the Orlando...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 3, 2019

Heritage turned away from Tlaib event

Because her positions on BDS, Israel, and the Jewish people have made Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a controversial figure among the freshman congressmen and women in the U.S. government, Heritage wanted to take the opportunity to hear and possibly...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Kinneret residents enjoy Passover seder

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, held a Passover Seder that was shared with fellow residents, family...

 

Upcoming programs at the Holocaust Center during Yom HaShoah

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center’s Week of Remembrance begins on April 28 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. with the showing of the documentary film “Shanghai Ghetto,” produced and directed by Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann. Narrated by...

 

Community invited to Congregation Sinai America Sings Folk Concert

Congregation Sinai will host an exciting America Sings Folk Concert with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, May 18, at 1200 West Broad Street, Groveland, FL 34736....

 

COS annual Holocaust ceremony includes 'The Pianist'

On Wednesday, May 1, the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom will be hosting its annual Holocaust ceremony followed by the Academy Award winning movie, “The Pianist.” The yellow-candle ceremony will be led by Holocaust survivor Abraham...

 

Celebrate a traditional Mimouna, with an Israeli flavor

The Israeli-American Council is hosting a traditional Moroccan Mimouna celebration with food, drinks, exhibits of Sephardic customs, music and lots of Chametz tomorrow night, April 27, at 8 p.m.—10:30 p.m. Mimouna is a three-century-old North...

 

COS Pedalers invite cyclists on fun rides

Like to ride a two-wheeler? Please join the Congregation Ohev Shalom Pedalers for their next Sunday bike ride on the popular Seminole Wekiva trail, Sunday May 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. The Pedalers will meet at the San Sebastian Trailhead off of SR...

 

Jewish Academy students enjoy a Disney-themed Passover seder

Jewish Academy of Orlando held a Disney-themed Passover model seder for its students, parents and guests. The students told the story of Passover in a traditional way with the four questions,...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 26, 2019

Seniors celebrate Passover with the Jewish Pavilion

Remembering is the essence of Passover: Each year on the holiday, we hold seders to retell the stirring story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt and passage from slavery to freedom. Not all of Orlando's...

 

JFS rededicates Wolly Center

On Sunday, March 31, JFS Orlando hosted A Brunch for Madeline. This was a special event held in honor of the late Madeline Wolly and all of her love and support of JFS over the years.  George and...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 19, 2019

Jewish Pavilion fashion show was a 'runway success'

More than 100 women enjoyed a morning of food, fashion and fun at the annual Jewish Pavilion Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's department store in The Mall at Millenia on April 9. Volunteer...

 

Our future innovative engineers will come from JAO

Jewish Academy of Orlando students develop problem solving and creative skills in the Innovation Lab, an elementary Makerspace, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math)...

 

JCC hosts '5th Commandment Shabbat' for Families

In a celebration that stressed the importance of all family structures, The Roth Family Jewish Community Center on April 5 hosted its first-ever 5th Commandment Shabbat for families of its Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center. The event...

 

JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge ends April 30

The Jewish Family Services' 2019 Restock Challenge deadline is fast approaching. Make sure to give your donation by April 30 in order to make it stretch further. During the Restock Challenge, The...

 

Celebrate Israel with The Roth Family JCC

Yom HaZikaron/ Israeli Memorial Day Ceremony Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Join us at The Roth Family JCC to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The program will be in English and Hebrew. There will be a sing-a-long...

 

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