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Generation celebration at Jewish Academy of Orlando


Harriet Weiss with her grandson, Ari.

On Friday, Dec. 19, the third day of Chanukah and the last day before the students went on their winter break, over 100 grandparents and special friends joined the students of the Jewish Academy of Orlando for Generation Celebration, an annual event hosted at the school to share their wonderful school with family and friends.

The program began with a wonderful catered breakfast, followed by the Jewish Academy of Orlando Chimes Ensemble as well as the WJAO daily newscast. The special guests were welcomed by Dr. Jordan Steinberg, board president and Alan Rusonik, head of school, as well as a passionate speech with a call to action by Harriet Weiss, grandmother to two current Jewish Academy students. From there, the guests joined the students in class for activities and learning. To conclude the program, both students and their special friends joined together for a rousing Kabbalat Shabbat and Chanukah celebration.

At the Jewish Academy of Orlando, our students value their relationships with their grandparents and special friends and it was wonderful welcoming everyone from near and far to share and truly celebrate the academic excellence and Jewish pride the students receive at the school.

For more information about the Jewish Academy of Orlando or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Jessica Mishael, admissions manager, at jmishael@myjao.org or 407-647-0713.


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