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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.


Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Congregation Ohev Shalom—People of the Book, book discussion of “The Jew in the Lotus,” by Roger Kamenetz. Chapters 10-12 will be discussed. Meet after Shabbat morning services, Facilitated by Janet Friedman and Rabbi David Kay. Open to the community.


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.


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.

Holocaust Center—Remembering Ravensbruck art exhibit through Sept. 25. Highlights the experiences of women in the Holocaust. Created by Kennesaw State University Public History and German Studies programs and the Ravensbruck Memorial Site.

Mondays at 1 (and 7)—Congregation Ohev Shalom’s daytime (and now evening) adult education program is back with a new 3-part series called “Fiddling with Tradition—The Cultural Phenomenon of Fiddler on the Roof.” Sessions are at 1 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. at COS. Open to the public and no charge. RSVP requested, but not required. Info: Ronni Radner, clergyasst@ohevshalom.org or 407-298-4650.


Torah & Tea—Women’s study group meeting weekly from 9:30—10:30 a.m. on the grounds of Camp Gan Israel at the Pool Pavillion through July 17. The group is open to all women. Admission is free and no previous Jewish education is required.


Parenting Discussion Group—Camp Gan Israel moms are invited to attend this meeting based on the series Parenting with Love and Logic. 9:30 a.m., right after drop-off at the Pool Pavillion on the grounds of the camp. Information: Chani Konikov, 321-948-6921.

Zionistas present—Guest speaker Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, will speak about the resolution she initiated condemning BDS in the Tennessee state legislature, 7 p.m. at the Eastmonte Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Dr., Altamonte Springs. RSVP to Sandi Solomon, sansolomon@hotmail.com or 407-831-0176.

Holocaust Center—Partnering with the Interfaith Council of Central Florida, the Center presents Religion: Understanding our tapestry of faiths, from 2-3:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 5. Each session will feature representatives of two faith communities. Cost is $15, which includes the book “How to be a perfect stranger.” Pre-registration is required to Susan Mitchell, susan@holocaustedu.org or hand-delivered to the Center.


A Bissel Yiddish—Classes in Yiddish the third Thursday of each month led by Joan Pohl and sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion, held at Chambrel 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.


Light Shabbat candles at 8:06 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 in our society, the first and third Friday of the month, from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Brookdale Retirement Community, located at 160 Islander Court, Longwood. No charge.


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