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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.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:34 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.


Camp J Color War—Saturday night out program at the Roth JCC, children 18 months to 10 enjoy a night at the JCC from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., themed activities, pizza dinner 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.


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.

Traveling Holocaust Exhibit—Five-day event, open to public at Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa. Free for all students, $10 adults. Visit http://www.holocaustmuseumcentralflorida2015.org for more information.

Shal OM Yoga—90 minutes of yoga at the Roth JCC, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., registration 10:30 a.m. Some yoga experience is preferred. Bring yoga mat, towel and water. This is a donation-based class, with proceeds benefitting ADL.


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.

Roth JCC—Yom HaZikaron/Israel Memorial Day. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims. Complimentary babysitting service. Info: Robby Etzkin, 407-621-4031.


Roth JCC—Celebrate Israeli independence day, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.. Free admission. Food for purchase, items to shop for, live entertainment.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:38 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Congregation Ohev Shalom—Scholar-in-Residence weekend featuring Dan Kaufman and his group Barbez. For information, Meryl Poweski, 407-298-4650.


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