What's Happening - Friday, February 27 - Friday, March 6


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 6:06 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


Congregation Beth Sholom—Celebrate Purim with a potluck dinner, 4:45 p.m. Megillah reading begins 6:30 p.m., synagogue located at 315 North 13th St., Leesburg.

Temple Beth-El Ormond Beach—Concert and art auction. 6:45 p.m. preview art; 7:30 p.m. Gershwin concert; 8:30 p.m. dessert and art auction. RSVP to 386-675-6615.

Congregation of Reform Judaism—Masquerade Gala, 7 p.m. Entertainment by Carol Stein, silent auction. Info: http://www.crjorlando.org or call 407-645-0444.


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.

COS Seniors—Enjoy a musical afternoon with entertainment by The Klezmer Project, 2 p.m. in the COS Ballroom. Cost: $5 COS Senior members; $8 all others.

CRJ teen course—10-week class about the role people play in shaping history, taught by Sheryl Sacharoff, Ed.D., and Justin Sacharoff, from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Open to all 9th-12th graders. Pizza served for lunch. Info and to register: Sheryl at ssacharoff@crjorlando.org or call 407-645-0444.

Orlando Chapter of Hadassah—Bunny Rosen Annual Fashion Show at the Alfond Inn. Info: Nancy Greenfield, 407-333-0204 or nancyg357@yahoo.com.

Kinneret Council on Aging—“8 Over 80” honorary dinner, starts at 5 p.m. in the Jessie Render Social Hall for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; 5:45 p.m. kosher meal served in the Delaney Dining Room. Info: Leslie Collin, 407-425-4537 or email to lcollin@bellsouth.net.


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.

Dinner, Daber and Dvar—Congregation Ohev Shalom offers a Jewish educational opportunity for eighth-12th graders, regardless of synagogue membership. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., enjoy pizza and conversational Hebrew. At 7 p.m. partake in “The Amazing History of the Jews,” which traces Jewish history from creation to present day. Each week is a different time in history. Participants may register for the semester or drop in and pay as they go each week. Info: 407-298-4650.

members) for full day, $60 ($50 JCC members) for field trip day. Info: Amanda, 407-621-4049 or amandad@orlandojcc.org.

Jewish Family Services Orlando—Annual night golf tournament, tees off at 5 p.m. at the Winter Park Country Club, 761 Old England Ave., Winter Park. Tickets, $50 individual; $200 team of four.


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando —Monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roth JCC. Free for members, $5 nonmembers.

Poker League—7 p.m.-10 p.m. at JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen Campus, a weekly night of old-fashioned poker fun. You could win a $200-$300 Visa gift card, retail and restaurant gift certificates, theme park passes or hotel/golf packages. Cost: $60 ($50 JCC members). Info: Eric at ericl@orlandojcc.org or 407-387-5330.

Life Guard and Water Safety Instructor training—At the Roth JCC. Cost: Lifeguard, $290 ($265 JCC members); water safety instructor, $375 ($350 JCC members) Info: Lacey, 407-645-5933 or laceyn@orlandojcc.org .


Auditions—At the Roth JCC for “Fiddler on the Roof.” 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Prepare two contrasting Broadway songs and a 1-minute monologue. Bring sheet music or tracks on a CD. Be prepared to discuss March 10-19 availability. Info: Kerry, kerryg@orlandojcc.org or 407-645-5933.

Congregation Ohev Shalom—Celebrate Purim country style from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. then stay for Megillah reading, 6:30 p.m. Fun and games with cowboy hat toss, cow milding, horseshoes, hayride and more. One-time fee of $8 in advance or $10 at the door for all the games. Food sold separately. Entire community welcome.


Mah Jongg classes—10:30 a.m.—noon at JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen Campus, learn May Jongg in this 10-week class. Cost: $99 ($79 JCC members). Info: Jennifer Jacobson, 407-387-5330 or jenniferj@orlandojcc.org.

Auditions—At the Roth JCC for “Fiddler on the Roof.” 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Prepare two contrasting Broadway songs and a 1-minute monologue. Bring sheet music or tracks on a CD. Be prepared to discuss March 10-19 availability. Info: Kerry, kerryg@orlandojcc.org or 407-645-5933.


Light Shabbat candles at 6:10 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Lecture series—The Interfaith Council of Central Florida presents a series of lectures on various religious beliefs the first and third Friday of the month, from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Brookdale Retirement Community. No charge.

Temple Beth-El of Ormond Beach—Purim service and dinner, 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Entertainment provided by TBE religious school students. Cost: $10 per person, children under 5, free. RSVP by March 3 to 386-675-6615.


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