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What's Happening - Friday, January 2 - Friday, January 9


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 5:22 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown


New Year’s Party and Sleepover—JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen Campus hosts a New Year’s party with dinner, games, dancing, and activities for children in grades K-8 with a special Camp J sleepover. 5 p.m. until 10 a.m., Jan. 4; Cost: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Jan. 3: $30 first child, $20 second child, third child, free. JCC members receive $5 off per child. Overnight stay: $70 first child, $60 second child, $40 third child, JCC members receive $10 off per child. Info: Lita, 407-387-5330 or lita@orlandojcc.org


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.

After-school Enrichment Class Open House—Meet the teachers and learn about the program at the Roth JCC. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Youth Office, 407-621-4049.


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.


Poker League—7-10 p.m. at JCC’s Jack & Lee Roth Campus. This is an every week night of old-fashioned poker fun. You could win a $200-$200 Visa gift card, retail and restaurant gift certificates, theme park passes or hotel/golf packages. Cost: $60 ($50 JCC members) Info: Eric Lightman, 407-387-5330 or ericl@orlandojcc.org

Knit ‘N Nosh—11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at JCC’s Jack & Lee Roth Campus. Gather to knit and crochet, enjoy refreshments and camaraderie with friends. Cost: $5 (free for JCC members) Info: Jennifer, 407-387-5330 or jenniferj@orlandojcc.org


“Boundless Judaism” course—Twelve-week course held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 7 p.m. Fifth class taught by Natan Brener, “Gevurah.” Gevurah is God’s might. Judaism relies on God’s might as a source of comfort and stability in life. Gevurah inspires awe and devotion but also peace and heroism. No charge for Temple Israel members; nonmembers, $10 per class or $72 for the series. Info: 407-647-3055.

Kibbutz Ohev Enrichment program—Open to any Jewish kindergarten-seventh grader regardless of synagogue membership. Held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, children focus on taking care of the earth, their bodies, others and Israel. Activities include gardening, healthy cooking, mitzvah trips, crafts and more. Info: COS office, 407-298-4650.

JLI Teens—7 p.m., new course, Hollywood Idol, conducted by Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad of North Orlando. Classes held at the Chamu Jewish Center in Lake Mary. To register, visit http://www.jewishnorthorlando.com or call Rabbi Majesky at 407-878-3011.


Early Childhood Family Campfire—5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic supper to sit around a roaring camp fire with a sing-a-long, stories and dessert. RSVP by Monday Jan. 5. Cost: $5 per family. Info: Carol, 407-645-0923 or carolm@orlandojcc.org


Light Shabbat candles at 5:28 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Shabbat Unplugged—Celebrate Shabbat with Folk Music at Congregation Sinai, 303 A North US 27, Minneola, Fla. For info: Gwen, 352-243-4890.

Grand re-opening service—Temple L’Chayim has moved to the Clermont City Center. This evening’s service is open to the entire community. For info: Nathan Axel, 352-242-6135.


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