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What's Happening - Friday, February 28 - Friday, April 4


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 7:27 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Interfaith fellowship—Congregation Beth Am hosts an Interfaith Shabbat Experience, 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Rick Sherwin shares the Beth Am bima with local pastors. Info: http://www.congbetham.org


Israeli Film Night—Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando hosts “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” at the Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, 8:30 p.m. Cost: $12 and includes dessert reception. Reserve seats at http://www.JFGO.org

Shabbat service—Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg observes Torah service, 10 a.m. light Kiddush luncheon to follow. Public invited.

Israeli Dance Workshop—Held at the Roth JCC, Israeli instructor Dany Benshalom will lead the dance party and teach Israeli folk dance. 7—11 p.m. Cost for this night: $35. Full workshop: $60, Sunday only: $45.


“J-Street Challenge”—Film shown at Congregation Beth Am, 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Zionistas. Suggested donations, $10 at door for those with reservations; $15 for others. Students with valid IDs may attend free of charge. To make reservations, call or email Sandi Solomon, sansolomon@hotmail.com or 407-575-9899.

Israeli Dance Workshop—Held at the Roth JCC, Israeli instructor Dany Benshalom will teach Israeli folk dance in three sessions: 9-10:30 a.m .; 11-12:30 p.m. Lunch break (on your own) and 2-5 p.m., which includes review and pot luck dinner. Cost: $70 full workshop (Saturday and Sunday); Sunday only: $55.

Sunday Night Out—JCC takes kids to an Orlando Magic game. Ages 9-17; drop off at JCC between 4-4:30 p.m. Bus departs 4:45 p.m. and returns 8:30 p.m. Limited to 50 participants. Cost: $40; JCC members, $35. Contact: Royal Webster, 407-645-5933


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.


Hadassah meeting—“A trip back in time into the world of a family of Southern Jews during the Civil War. Meeting at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 11:30 a.m. Reservations by March 28 a must to Nancyg357@yahoo.com. $10 couvert.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando—Meeting, 7-9 p.m. (6:30 p.m. for networking and mavens) Erwin Joos, a lecturer from Antwerp will speak about the Red Star Line. Held at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Free and open to the public.

Anthony Bowie Basketball Academy—Through May 20; Leran fundamentals of basketball with former Orlando Magic player Anthony Bowie. 5 p.m.-5:59 p.m. Cost: $88 per day; $75 JCC members; $68 per day JU students. Contact: Whitney Tossie, 407-645-5933.


Kabbalah for Real—Last class. 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

Bereavement & Healing Through a Jewish Lens—A grief support group. Six free workshops sponsored by The Jewish Pavilion, VITAS Innovative Hospice and Chambrel at Island Lake. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Chambrel, 160 Islander Court, Longwood. RSVP to Wendy Levine, wendylevine@jewishpavilion.org or 407-678-9363


Book reading—David Bornstein will read from his two newly published books, “The Good Word: A Decade of Jewish Thought and Chutzpah,” and “Me and E: A Baseball Odyssey,” 7 p.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. The event is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:27 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown


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