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MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.)

Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 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.


Seventh Day of Passover

Light Shabbat candles at 7:30 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


J.O.IN. Orlando—Hosts an interactive discussion titled :The Joy of Jewish Holidays” at 8 a.m. Shacharis at Orlando Torah Center, 8591 Banyan Blvd., Orlando. Breakfast included.

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.


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.


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.

Choices—Annual event celebrating the women of the Central Florida Jewish community. Honoree: Ina Porth, guest speaker: author Jennifer Wiener. Registration 6:30 p.m., Kentucky Derby-style cocktail party, 7 p.m.; speakers 8:15 p.m., held at Congregation Ohev Shalom. For info: Meril Salzburg, choices@jfgo.org or 407-645-5933. Ext 239.


Temple Israel Adult Education—Presents “A Journey into the Holocaust” in remembrance of Yom Ha Shoah, 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. Showing is free and open to the public. Refreshments served and discussion following film.


St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society—Meeting with guest speaker Professor Keith Schlegel. Topic: Patterns of Resisting Anti-Semitism, the Inquisition to the Shoah, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King St., St. Augustin on the Flagler College campus. Free and open to the public. Info: 804-914-4460.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:34 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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