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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 7:18 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.


Roth JCC—Saturday night out carnival. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Clown around at the JCC carnival for kids 18 months to 10 years. Pizza and a movie. Cost: one child, $40 ($30 JCC members); Two children, $60 ($45 JCC members); three or more children, $70 ($52 JCC members). Info: Amanda, 407-645-5933 or amandad@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.

Hands-on Model Matzah Factory—The Chabad Jewish Center in Ocala, 3509 SW 34th Ave., Circle, a hands-on pre-Passover experience for children to make matzah (not kosher for Passover), 1 p.m. Info: http://www.jewishmarion.org/passover.

Roth JCC—KidzArt, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is free or purchase an Art pass $25 or pay per activity. Info: Karen Duncan, karend@orlandojcc.org.

Jewish Academy of Orlando—Annual golf tournament. Registration and practice, noon; shotgun, 1 p.m. Cost: $175 individuals; $650 foursome. Info: ssimmons@myjao.org or 407-647-0713.


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.


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.

JNF Women for Israel—Wines of Israel tasting, 7 p.m. RSVP to RSVPOrlando@jnf.org or call 407-804-5568 to also receive location address.


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


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 7:22 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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