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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 7:42 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.


Rosen JCC—Inaugural gala to celebrate the Rosen JCC’s “birthday” and honor the “100 People Who Care Donors.” Held at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. 8:30 p.m. Info: Bonnie Rayman at the JCC at 407-387-2744 or BonnieR@rosenjcc.org.

Roth JCC—Theater at the J presents “Fiddler on the Roof” through May 10. 9 p.m., preceded by a complimentary cocktail party beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20, $25, $30 depending on section. Info: Kerry Giese, 407-645-5933 or kerryg@orlandojcc.org

A Bissel Yiddish—Classes in Yiddish the third Thursday of each month led by Joan Pohl and sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion, held at Brookdale in Longwood, 10:30 a.m. At the end of each lesson, students sing Yiddish songs, accompanied by Mimi Shader on piano. Info: 407-678-9363.


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—Last class of 10-week course 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.

Roth JCC—Theater at the J presents “Fiddler on the Roof” through May 10. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20, $25, $30 depending on section. Info: Kerry Giese, 407-645-5933 or kerryg@orlandojcc.org

Jewish Pavilion—Golf Society Tournament honoring Julian and Sheryl Meitin, Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Shotgun 8:30 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, 2091 Alaqua Dr., Longwood.

JGSGO—Tour of new Orange County Genealogy Library, 1821 East Silver Star Road, Orlando. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Info: 407-494-4230.


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.

JNF Women’s Division—Bird watching with two world-class birders, Dan Alon and Noam Weiss, at Maitland Community Park, 1400 Mayo Ave., Maitland, 5:30 p.m. Formal presentation 7:30 p.m. at the Roth JCC. Info: 407-628-6444.


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.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute—Exploring the origins of Judaism in “Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition” Six-week course led by Rabbi Yosef Konikov at the new Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 7347 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Interested students call Chabad of South Orlando, 407-354-3660.


Jewish Pavilion—Fashion Show at Bloomingdale’s honoring Susan Livingstone, 10:45 a.m. Cost: General Admission, $25 couvert; $50, Fashionista; $100, Couture Patron; $500, Benefactor. Info: Susan Sparrow, susansparrow@jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363.


Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties—Presents Barry Rosen, former American hostage in Iran in 1979, at Temple Israel, 1400 S. Pennisula, Daytona Beach, at 7 p.m. Info: Call the Federation, 386-672-0294.

Roth JCC—Theater at the J presents “Fiddler on the Roof.” 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20, $25, $30 depending on section. Info: Kerry Giese, 407-645-5933 or kerryg@orlandojcc.org


Light Shabbat candles at 7:47 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown


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