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What's Happening - Friday, February 28 - Friday, March 7


MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (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 6:11 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Meet the Rabbi reception—Temple L’Chayim introduces Rabbi Anne Perry to the congregation at a “Meet the Rabbi” reception at 6:30 pm.  Services will follow, 4420 S. Rt. 27, Suite 4, Clermont 34711, 352-978-6357.


The J Ball—Hosted by the JCC, and held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando. 6:30 p.m. Cost: $85, general admission; $125 admission + poker registration. Info: David Wayne, 407-645-5933 or davidw@orlandojcc.org


Jewish War Veterans of Volusia and Flagler counties—Regular meeting, 10 a.m. at the Aberdeen Club House, 55 Allwood Dr., Ormond Beach. N.Y.-style breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. No cost for guests. Info: 386-446-0678.

COS and Roth JCC 92Y cultural series—Storyteller Simon Schama tells the “Story of the Jews,” 7:45 p.m. Cost for individual program tickets in advance, $10; $15 at the door. Info: COS, 407-298-4750.

SOJC Purim Spiel—“That’s Esthertainment” performed by SOJC members, 1:30 p.m. at SOJC, 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Admission is $5 per ticket.

Nosh and Shop—COS United Synagogue Youth chapter hosts community sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bagels also sold.

Jewish Pavilion Purim Party Gala 2014—Honoring Eve Homburger and Valerie Chestnut. 5 p.m. at the Westin Lake Mary, 2974 International Pkwy, Lake Mary. Cost: $100 per person. Costumes or cocktail attire. Info: 407-678-9363


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

Jews in Politics—Adult course during Beit Hamidrash, led by Dr. Terri Susan Fine. 7-8:15 p.m. at the Jewish Academy of Orlando. Topic of discussion is about political parties and national legislatures in Israel and the U.S. and compare how each interprets and responds to their role as representatives of the people.

An evening with Eva Schloss—Chabad of South Orlando hosts an evening with Anne Frank’s stepsister. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive. Cost: $28. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.jewishorlando.com/historicevening


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.

Kid’s morning out—Jack & Lee Rosen JCC, 9 a.m.-noon. Children enjoy a supervised playtime full of educational fun. Cost: $35 per day; ($23 JCC members) Info: Brenda Sher, 407-239-7411


“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.

Kabbalah for Real—An introduction to Sefer Yetzirah, adult Yeshiva program at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 7 p.m. Info: Susan Sparrow at cleryasst@ohevshalom.org or 407-298-4650


Light Shabbat candles at 7:15 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Spring Boutique—Jack & Lee Rosen JCC, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy hors d’ouvres and cocktails while shopping for unique and affordable gifts, apparel, etc. Open to the community. Free admission. Info: Amber, 407-387-5330.


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