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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 5:10 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.


Temple Israel—Gala production of “Marriage is Murder.” 6:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Tinamarie. Silent auction and raffle. Opportunity to renew vows with Rabbi Neely officiating. Cost: $70 per person. Make reservations at http://www.tiflorida.org/murdermystery


Erev Chanukah

Light first candle

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.

Congregation Beth Am—Discussion of “Sex, Money and Power: Jewish Perspectives on Creating Healthy Relationships,” with panelists Rabbi Rick Sherwin, Dr. Roberta Marowitz, and Elaine Silver. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. RSVP to 407-862-3505.

Chanukah Grand Family Festival—Presented by Chabad of South Orlando, 4 p.m.—7 p.m. Extreme Stunt show, 5 p.m., Grand Menorah lighting, 5:45 p.m. Free admission, cost for food.

The Roth Family JCC—Hanukarnival, 1 p.m.—4 p.m. Free ice skating, Kosher food for purchase, other activities. Free admission.

The Roth Family JCC—Mens, Womens, Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament honoring Jodi and David Krinker, 9 a.m. at Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs. Cost: $100 per team. Info: Royal Webster, 407-621-0459.

Temple L’Chayim—Chanukah party, 6 p.m.—9 p.m. Chanukah treats after the service for a $10 per person donation.


First day of Chanukah

Light second candle

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.


Second day of Chanukah

Light third candle

Torah & Tea—Women’s study group meeting weekly from 9:30—10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Chabad Center of Jewish Life, 7347 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando. The group is open to all women. Admission is free and no previous Jewish education is required.

Chanukah Movie Night—Movie and Menorah lighting, 7 p.m. at Secret Lake Park, 200 N Triplet Lake Dr., Casselberry. Donuts and hot chocolate available. Cost $10 per person/ $36 Family Special. RSVP 407-644-2500.


Third day of Chanukah

Light fourth candle

Temple Israel—Adult education class on the Torah portion of the week taught by Rabbi Neeley at the synagogue, noon. At 7 p.m. Rabbi Neely leads a seminar in the style of the Beit Midrash on Jewish Law. Info: 407-647-3055.

“Jewish? You Don’t Look Funny!”—Third class of a four-session class exploring the history and nature of Jewish humor, led by Rabbi David Kay. At Congregation Ohev Shalom, 7 p.m. Open to the public at no charge. RSVP to 407-298-4650.


Light Shabbat candles at 5:11 p.m.

Fourth day of Chanukah

Light fifth candle

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Jewish Pavilion—Annual Volunteer Luncheon, JP Connections, 11 a.m. at the Altamonte Hilton. The luncheon honors volunteers Penny D’Agostino and Joan Pohl. Open to the community. Couvert $25.


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