Chabad of South Orlando's new home
After having a presence in the southwest Orlando area for 15 years, and even though the building is not complete, Chabad of South Orlando, including the Chai Preschool Orlando and Orlando Jewish Day School, has officially moved into its beautiful new 11,000-square-foot facility-The Center of Jewish Life, located at 7347 Sand Lake Road in Orlando. They expect the new building to be completed by Rosh Hashanah.
On a tour of the facility, Rabbi Yosef Konikov explained their operations.
They have Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv services every day. Chabad does not have a membership in the traditional sense, but there are 400 Jewish families that they consider a part of their Chabad family.
They have a Jewish Summer Day Camp, Camp Gan Israel, which currently has an average of 120 children enrolled. The Jewish preschool, Chai, offers a customized curriculum for each student. The Hebrew school caters to children from 5 to 13 years of age, providing them with a sound foundation to become Jews. The Orlando Jewish Day School is a private Jewish School that instills Jewish values while helping the children reach the highest level of academics. The school offers the best in both Jewish and secular education to help educate its students to adapt to the new world. The Jewish Learning Institute, JLI, offers seminars in a variety of timely and interesting topics.
Chabad of South Orlando welcomes and adapts to Jewish family needs from all backgrounds. They have scheduled a Pesach service at the Wyndham Orlando Resort and are expecting 250 attendees.
For more information about Chabad, visit http://www.jewishorlando.com or call 407-354-3660.