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 News    March 15, 2019 

It was a Mega Shabbat!

On Friday, Feb. 22, 500 students, faculty, community members and parents gathered together in the Pegasus Ballroom, the center of campus for Chabad at UCF's seventh annual Mega Shabbat. This was...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    March 15, 2019 

Holocaust movie 'Resemblance' to be filmed in Oviedo

Talented writer, director and producer Kevin O'Neill has written a short-film script about Dachua survivors of the Holocaust. The film, titled "Resemblance," has a different story line than most...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    March 15, 2019 

Spring into fashion with Jewish Pavilion

Modeling the latest styles, a group of 11 fashionable supporters of the Jewish Pavilion will sashay down the runway at the Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's Orlando on Tuesday, April 9. The...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge

The Jewish Family Services’ Restock Challenge food drive is here once again, running from March 15—April 30. The Weiner Family and The Winter Park Wealth Group will generously match $0.50 for...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

Discussion of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act held at ZOA meeting

Dr. Daniel and Staci Layish hosted a ZOA parlor meeting at their home on Feb. 27, featuring Susan Tuchman Esq., director of ZOA's Center for Law and Justice, and Jake Suster, a senior at UCF who serve...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate spring and Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a new Northern Lights Concert performed by the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra here in the Eustis / Mount Dora area on Thursday, March 21, at the Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church, located...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

A long time ago... in a galaxy far away...

Queen Esther meets King David in a Stars Wars-theme musical? What’s going on here!  Only in the original, musical parody, “Es-Star Wars- IV,” written and directed by Jules Gelade, could this happen. Known for his biblical parodies, Gelade...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

J Ball auction offers fun, travel, VIP parking space

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is gearing up for the 2019 J Ball at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the Orlando Science Center. This year’s gala will honor Stuart and Jo Ann Farb for their decades of commitment to The Roth Family...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

Celebrating Purim at Congregation Sinai

Congregation Sinai will host their annual Purim Pizza Party celebration service on Friday, March 23, starting at 6 p.m. This service will be filled with entertaining music, special foods and a festive party celebration. There will be Purim pizzas,...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

JAO first graders are out of this world

Jewish Academy of Orlando first graders completed their annual space unit with the Sun, Moon, and Stars Space Show where each student demonstrated his or her knowledge of the solar system through...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

UCF's Rosen College ranks among World's Top 5 again

For the third consecutive year, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked among the top five best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world, by CEOWorld Magazine. The college, one of 13 at the university, has been a stand-...

 
 News    March 15, 2019 

Orlando Torah Academy's Sefer Torah is complete

A Torah scroll is unlike any other holy book. One can't just sit at a computer and type the letters that make the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The Torah scroll must...

 

Two Jewish agencies unite fundraisers to better serve community

For the first time ever in our community, two Jewish organizations are coming together to create a unified fundraiser to support both Central Florida Hillel and Jewish Academy of Orlando. The...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    March 8, 2019

Jewish Pavilion supporters enjoyed a pearl of an event

The Pearls of the Pavilion luncheon on Feb. 22 treated some of the Jewish Pavilion's most generous supporters to a gracious afternoon social affair. Attendees were celebrated as "pearls" because of...

 

Congregation Sinai hosts annual outreach program

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood will host their annual multi-denominational Outreach Program on Thursday, March 21, starting at noon at 1200 West Broad Street, Groveland, Fla. Women from six local churches along with Congregation Sinai Sisterhood...

 

Additional Jewish Pavilion Purim parties

A few more parties were added to the party list. They include: Walter Goldstein/ Lance Rhodes March 14, 1 p.m. at Sonata West March 17, 1 p.m. at Brookdale Dr. Phillips March 18, 10:30 a.m., Westminster Towers March 21, 2 p.m. at Kinnert Apartments...

 

Is America's head in the sand about Islam?

Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, ACT for America, a national security grassroots organization, hosted a panel discussion about political Islam and Western culture. Although ACT is also recognized as the largest anti-Muslim group in the U.S. and takes a...

 
 By Gabrielle Edrich    News    March 1, 2019

A mitzvah marathon in remembrance

Earlier this month, I and a few other Stoneman Douglas graduates, had a meeting at Chabad at UCF. As we knew that the first anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas shooting was coming up and that Feb. 14...

 

$10m raised for new Holocaust museum in Orlando

On Monday, Feb. 25, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center publicly launched its campaign to raise funds for a new museum in Downtown Orlando, announcing it has already garnered $10...

 

It's time for Purim with the Jewish Pavilion!

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend the Jewish Pavilion Purim parties. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Here is the Purim schedule by program director Judy Appleton March...

 

A gathering of ladies (two nights!) for mitzvos

Join with other Jewish women from Orlando for a special Ladies Night Out on Monday, March 4, 7:15 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and fine wines, guest speaker Sigy Laredo in Montreal, explore your Jewish identity as you hear about the message from Queen...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom March schedule

Celebrate Shabbat on Friday, March 8 with the synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi and Cantor Karen Allen starts at 7pm. Socialize with our members and enjoy refreshments at the Oneg Shabbat following the service...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    March 1, 2019

Connecting with others as a Jewish Pavilion volunteer

As I-4 traffic became aggravatingly slow on a recent late Friday afternoon, Michelle Bilsky arrived at Cascade Heights Senior Living in Longwood a little breathless from her rush to make it on time...

 

Maitland Chamber donates to Jewish Pavilion

Congratulations to Kevin Stewart, chairman of the Maitland Chamber Health Expo on his successful event. A portion of the proceeds were generously donated to the Jewish Pavilion for their support of...

 

JAO second graders support those in need

Jewish Academy of Orlando second-graders raised $961 in a Fun Run to benefit a Habitat for Humanity house. The students later visited the house and presented the check to the organization. The annual...

 

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