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What's Happening - Friday, February 7 - Friday, February 14



(Call synagogue to confirm time.)

Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660.

Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500.

Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona—Monday, 8 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m., 904-672-9300.

Congregation Ohev Shalom—Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-298-4650.

GOBOR Community Minyan at Jewish Academy of Orlando—Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Temple Israel—Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-647-3055.


Light Shabbat candles at 5:52 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Discussion on suicide terrorism—Dr. Johnathan Matusitz, associate professor at the Nicholson School of Communication, UCF, will discuss the symbolic meanings of suicide terrorism; 6:30 p.m. in the Health and Public Affairs building, room 112, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Scout Shabbat service—Held at the Roth JCC in Maitland, all Jewish scouts, families and friends invited, 7 p.m.


School’s out day—Jack & Lee Rosen JCC, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fun activities for children. Cost: $38, $32 JCC members; $27 JU students; $16 five-day JU students. Info: Ashley, 407-387-5371.

Winter Wonderland—Roth JCC, 5:30 p.m-10:30 p.m. Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy games, crafts, dinner and movie. Ages 18 months-12 years. Cost: $40 ($30 JCC members) $20 addition children ($15 JCC members). Info: Lita, 407-621-4049.


JNF Women for Israel—“A Taste of Israel” cooking demo with chef Talia Tzour; 11 a.m. For information, contact Laura Abramson at labramson@jnf.org or call 800-211-1502.

Where have all the Jews gone?—Program hosted by Zionistas, held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, from 2-4 p.m. View film “The Forgotten Refugees” and hear stories from Jewish refugees. Free and open to the public.

Sunday Night Live: Improv—Presented by COS Gala committee, 5 p.m. Info: Nina Oppenheim, ropp@mpinet.net or call COS office, 407-298-4650.

Meet Anne Frank’s stepsister—Chabad of Greater Orlando and Chabad of North Orlando host an evening with Eva Schloss, childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank; 7 p.m. at the Hilton Altamonte Springs, 350 N Lake Blvd., Altamonte Springs. Cost $28. Info: 407-878-3011 or 407-644-2500.


Israeli Folk Dancing—7-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:15 p.m. instruction, 8:15-10 p.m., requests. Cost: Free for JCC members, $5 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute—Six-week course “To be a Jew in the free world: Jewish identity through the lens of modern history,” led by Rabbi Majesky of Chabad North Orlando, 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 135 International Pkwy, Lake Mary. Info: 407-878-3011


Congregation Bet Chaim—Rabbi Werthman teaches a weekly class in basic Judaism, 7:30 p.m. Class is open to all Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more about Judaism. No fee. Info: info@betchaim.org.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute—Six-week course “To be a Jew in the free world: Jewish identity through the lens of modern history,” led by Rabbi Konikov of Chabad of South Orlando, 7 p.m. at the South Orlando Chabad Center, 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Info: 407-354-3660

J-Lunch—JCC professional networking luncheon at Roth JCC, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monica Wofford, president and CEO of Contagious Companies is guest speaker. Cost: $25, $20 JCC members. Info: Jackie, 407-621-4056


Kabbalah for Real—Rabbi Kay will teach a course on Kabbalah. 7 p.m. at COS through April 2. Info: Susan Sparrow at clergyasst@ohevshalom.org or 407-298-4650

“OMG” for Jewish teens—A battle between faith and logic course for teenagers at Chabad of North Orlando, 39 Skyline Drive, Lake Mary. 7 p.m. Cost: $54 per student.


Light Shabbat candles at 5:57 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Artist in Residence weekend—Temple Israel of Brevard County presents Cantor Lisa Levine who will lead a Soulful Shabbat Ruach, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Info: 321-631-9494.


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