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What's Happening - Friday, December 12 - Friday, December 19

 


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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

Light Shabbat candles at 5:11 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—At Island Lake, 160 Islander Court, Longwood, 11 a.m .; Grand Villa, 433 Orange Dr., Altamonte Springs, 12 p.m .; Horizon Bay Montgomery, 360 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs, 2 p.m .; Plantation Oaks, 9309 S. OBT, Orlando, 2:30 p.m .; Village on the Green, 500 Village Place, Longwood, 3 p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

Chanukah party—After service at Congregation Beth Israel all are invited to a Chanukah party at the Arbor Conference Center, room E at On Top of the World Retirement Communities, 12:30 p.m. and features a catered lunch. Cost: $12, reservations required. Call Estelle, 352-861-2542.

Saturday Night Out, Karaoke Party—At JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen Campus, 5 – 11 p.m. Pizza for dinner. Cost: $30 first child; $20 second child; third child free. JCC members receive $5 off per child. Info: Lita, 407-387-2753 or lita@orlandojcc.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

Interactive discussions—J.O.IN. Orlando hosts discussions titled “The Joy of Jewish Holidays,” 8 a.m., at Orlando Torah Center, 8591 Banyan Blvd., Orlando. Breakfast included.

Jewish Academy Chanukah party—At Mead Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park, featuring Beth Schafer of Temple Shir Shalom and her band. Doors open at 3 p.m., concert at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Jewish Academy’s eighth-graders’ Israel trip. For tickets or information visit http://www.jewishacademyorlando.org/indes.php/giving/concert-form

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—At Horizon Bay on Boston Ave., Altamonte Springs, 1 p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15

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—Last class. 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

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—At Delaney Park, 10 a.m .; Winter Park Care & Rehab, 3 p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion. For location address, please call Jewish Pavilion, 407-678-9363.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

“How Happiness Thinks” course—Last class of 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.

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—Terra Vista, 9:30 a.m.;The Commons, 11 a.m .; Oakmonte Village, 12 p.m .; Westminster Towers, 1 p.m .; Lake Bennett Health & Rehab, 2:30 p.m .; Life Care, 2:30 p.m .; The Mayflower, 3:30 p.m .; and Atria, 5 p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion. For location address, please call Jewish Pavilion, 407-678-9363.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

“Boundless Judaism” course—Twelve-week course held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 7 p.m. Third class taught by Rabbi Neely, “Chochmah.” Chochmah or wisdom is gained through the application of information and experience in order to choose the best course of action in any situation. No charge for Temple Israel members; nonmembers, $10 per class or $72 for the series. Info: 407-647-3055.

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—At Savannah Court, 10:30 a.m .; Madison House, 2 p.m .; and Arden Court, 3:30 p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion. For location address, please call Jewish Pavilion, 407-678-9363.

Lighting Celebration community Menorah—Rabbi Cowin leads Celebration Jewish Congregation in its observance of Chanukah. Service begins at 5:15 p.m. at Market Street Park. RSVP to Mark Greenstein at gmark@msn.com.

Clermont Chanukah party—Open to the community and held at King’s Ridge Club House, 1900 Kings Ridge Blvd., Clermont, from 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $18 per person by calling Nathan Axel, 352-242-6135.

Hadassah of Williamsburg—General meeting, 1 p.m. at the Parkview Point Clubhouse, 5650 Parkview Dr., Williamsburg. Info: Eleanore, 407-351-9189 or Sylvia, 407-470-4812.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18

JNF Women for Israel Chanukah party—Held at the Roth JCC, 7 p.m. Israeli dancing, latkes, sufganiyot and more. RSVP required to RSVPOrlando@jnf.org

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—At Emeritus at Ocoee, 10 a.m .; and Conway Lakes, 2p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion. For location address, please call Jewish Pavilion, 407-678-9363.

A Bissel Yiddish—Classes in Yiddish the third Thursday of each month led by Joan Pohl and sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion, held at Chambrel in Longwood, 10:30 a.m. At the end of each lesson, students sing Yiddish songs, accompanied by Mimi Shader on piano. Info: 407-678-9363.

Family Chanukah Dinner—Roth JCC hosts a family Chanukah dinner with entertainment and holiday crafts. Bring a menorah to light. Cost: $12 per adult ($10 JCC members), $9 per child ($7 JCC members) Info: Carol, 407-645-0923 or Carolm@orlandojcc.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

Light Shabbat candles at 5:14 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah celebrations—At Regents Park/The Westchester, 10:30 a.m .; Savannah Court, 11:30 a.m .; and Savannah Court in Oviedo, 3 p.m. The entire community is welcome to participate in the Chanukah services provided by the Jewish Pavilion. For location address, please call Jewish Pavilion, 407-678-9363.

Winter Break Camp—At the Roth JCC, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Play at the J Days $50 ($40 JCC members); field trip days $60 ($50 JCC members) Info: 407-645-5933 or youthoffice@orlandojcc.org

 

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