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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 7:14 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

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.


Rosen JCC—J-Quest –Race to the Party. J-Quest is an interactive group event where participants race to the party. Teams of 4-6 explore Pointe Orlando looking for clues, completing tasks and solving puzzles as they race to the party. The final destination is a party with drink, hors d’oeuvres and desserts with an awards ceremony. Cost: $25 per person. Info: Lita Weinberg, 407-387-5330 or litaw@rosenjcc.org.

Congregation Sinai—Fourth annual golf tournament at Green Valley Golf Club in Clermont. Registration, breakfast and putting contest at 8 a.m.; shotgun at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and awards follow game. Entry fee: $50 per golfer; $25 deposit holds entry place. Info: Ben Salsitz, 352-432-6008.


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.

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala—Pianist Dr. Gary Helfin in concert, 3 p.m. at Temple B’nai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Tickets: $10, available from Sonia, 352-307-3662.


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.

Chabad of Lake Mary—Hosts an evening with Dan Alon, survivor of Munich 1972 Olympics massacre. Held at the Westin Lake Mary, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20.


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.


JFS Orlando—Healing with art at Crealde School of Art, 6 p.m. Free event. Info: Amanda at Amanda.benedit@jfsorlando.org or 407-644-7593, ext. 227.


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

Congregation Sinai Sisterhood—Fifth annual “A Taste of Passover” seder, 12:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 03A N. Hwy 27, Minneola.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:18 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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