What's Happening - Friday, October 31 - Friday, November 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 5:17 a.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Female Terrorism lecture— Dr. Jonathan Matusitz presents a lecture on female terrorism at UCF Business Administration Building, room 119, 400 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando (close to Parking C) Free and open to the public. Info: matusitz@gmail.com.


Party After Dark for Shayna’s Village—The Roth JCC will celebrate the anniversary of the Shayna Cai Presser Parenting Center and recognize its founders, Es Cohen and her sons, Justin and Matt Presser. 8 p.m. at the Roth JCC. This is also a fundraiser for the Richard S. Adler ECLC. There will be hors d’oeurves, cocktails, children’s art auction and a live band. Please RSVP to Carol at carolm@orlandojcc.org or 407-645-0923.

Veterans Day observance—Congregation Beth Am invites all Jewish Veterans, military men and women on active duty and their families, and surviving families of those who served our country to attend Shabbat morning service at 9:30 a.m. at the synagogue. All military personnel, past and present, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans and spouses of veterans will be honored.


Kristallnacht remembered—Commemoration held in the JCC auditorium at 4 p.m., featuring a program of Music of Courage performed by Dr. Rose Grace on piano and Dr. Aaron Hilbun on oboe. This event is open to the public and free.

JTEN Teen Conference—Inaugural Teen Education Day at the Roth JCC, featuring Jewish artist and actress Naomi Ackerman. Open to all 8th– to 12th-graders. Info: Lisa Sholk, 407-645-5933 or lsholk@jfgo.org .

Temple Israel Sisterhood—Brunch and book discussion with author Kristin Harmel, 11 a.m. in the Roth social hall. Cost: $10 per person; Info: Shirley Gold, 407-772-2899 or spgold29@aol.com.

Conversations with Rabbi Neely—Continuing series and back by popular demand, Conversations with the Rabbi at 4 p.m. at Brown’s New York Deli, located on the corner of 17/92 and Lake Ave., in Maitland. No reservations needed and there is no charge. Info: Call Temple Israel at 407-647-3055.


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.

“How Happiness Thinks” course— Six-week course on Jewish perspectives on positive psychology, presented by Chabad of North Orlando, at Oakmonte Village, 1001 Royal Gardens Cir., Lake Mary, from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Info: 407-878-3011.

Discover Judaism—Taught by Senior Rabbi Rubiner, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. This 18-week survey course distills the essence of Jewish faith, beliefs, customs and traditions from the Conservative movement perspective. For fees and registration, call Meryl Poweski, 407-298-4650 or email office@ohevshalom.org.

THEM: Hateful Things—The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center exhibits THEM/Hateful Things from the Jim Crown Museum of Racist Memoriabilia. A sampling of racist objects and images that remind us of the power of the propaganda of everyday objects. Exhibit runs through Dec. 15. The Center is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m .; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p. There is no admission charge.


“How Happiness Thinks” course— Six-week course on Jewish perspectives on positive psychology, presented by Chabad of South Orlando, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Info: 407-354-3660.


Holocaust Center Education Forum—A panel discussion with Sister Anne Kendrick, Michael Slaymaker, Bryan Fulwider, and Darryl Owens moderating, about marginalized communities and discrimination. 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center. Open to the community and free.

Orlando Chapter of Hadassah— Meeting featuring author Stuart Omans, 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Buffet Lunch will be served. Couvert is $12. For reservations: Nancy Greenfield at nancyg357@yahoo.com or call 407-333-0204.


Twilight Family Hour—At the Roth JCC, Wacky Wider Olympics in the auditorium. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 10 at the Registrar’s desk. Space is limited to first 30 families. Cost: $7 per family ($5 JCC members of Shayna’s Village members) Info: Carol, 407-645-0923 or carolm@orlandojcc.org.

J Fit Health Fair and Green Market—At the Jack & Lee Rosen JCC, health screenings, yoga, group exercise classes, shop green home goods. Register for up to 2 hours babysitting for $5 per child (JCC members free). Event is free. Info: Lorri, 407-387-5330 or lorril@orlandojcc.org.


Light Shabbat candles at 5:13 a.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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