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What's Happening - Friday, April 25 - Friday, May 2


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.


Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown


Jewish soul and rock ‘n’ roll—Congregation Sinai presents concert with Joe and Lynn Goldovitz and company. Held at Clermont Community Center, 629 Montrose St., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person. To order online: http://www.congregation-sinai.org and click on Goldovitz concert. Info: Gwen, 352-243-4890.

Light Shabbat candles at 7:39 p.m.


Yom HaShoah commemoration—SOJC holds commemoration service to remember victims and survivors of the Holocaust, 11 a.m. at SOJC, 11200 South Apopka Vineland Road. Open to the public. Info: 407-239-5444 or visit http://www.sojc.org.

Yom HaShoah commemoration—The Holocaust Center will observe Yom HaShoah with guest speaer Joanie Holzer Schirm, author of “Adventurers Against Their Will.” The interfaith service will include Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and the Rev. Willie Barnes of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and A Gift for Music Chamber Orchestra. Held in the Roth JCC gym at 4 p.m. Open to the community, no admission charge and reservations are not required.

Community-wide Yom HaShoah service—Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties hosts day of remembrance, 7 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Bernd Woolschaeger shares personal story. Held at Temple Israel of Daytona Beach, 1400 S. Peninsula Dr.

Camp J pool party—Games, food and fun at Roth JCC pool, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Campers who are registered for Camp J can attend the event Free. Info: Lita Weinberg, 407-645-5933.

Once Upon a Brunch—JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen Campus host a family brunch from noon – 2 p.m. Live character performances, craft stations, raffles and a dance party. Cost: $50 for a family of four ($45 JCC members); $20 adults ($18 JCC members); $17 children 12 and under ($15 JCC members). Info: Hillary Brook, 407-489-4458.


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.


Anthony Bowie Basketball Academy—Through May 20; Learn 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.

Holocaust remembrance event—Temple Shalom by the Villages hosts its annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance event at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake, Fl 32159, 4 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) Admission is free. Info: http://www.templeshalomosbordfl.org.


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.

Dinner of Tribute—The Holocaust Center will honor Harris Rosen, entertainment by Michael Andrew. Held at the Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive. Cocktails and auction at 5:30 p.m. Info: http://www.holocaustedu.org or call 407-628-0555.


Ayurveda, the science of life—Learn about the ancient practice of Ayurveda in a 1.5 hour session with Kristen Schneider at JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen campus, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Cost: $25 per person; Info: Dora Nichols, 407-387-5330.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:43 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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