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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 5:44 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


The Rosen JCC—Casino night, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Play Blackjack, Roulette, craps and slot machines. Also included is food, dancing and silent auction of themed classroom baskets. Cost: $60; Casino night. and poker tournament, $85. Contact: Brenda Sher, 407-387-5330 or brendas@rosenjcc.org.


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.

Jass jam session—Syl Lafata at The Altamonte Chapel, 825 E SR 436, Altamonte Springs. Music beginsa at 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Roth Family JCC—Maj Madness Mah Jongg tournament, 9:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. Games begin at 10 a.m. Open to all playing levels. Cost: $36 per person ($30 JCC members). Info: Julie, 407-926-0491.


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.


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.

AIPAC—Orlando Annual Event, featuring Mosab Hassan Yousef and Staff Sgt. Robert Bartlett. Topic: Courage & Heroism: Stories from the Middle East. 7 p.m. cocktail and dessert reception; 7:30 p.m. program, at The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Ave., Winter Park. $45 couvert per person.

Orlando Hadassah—Meeting with Officer Laura Lang with Orange County Sheriff’s Dept., 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Cost: $12 couvert. Info: Nancy at 407-333-0204 or nancyg357@yahoo.com.

Jewish Genealogical Society—Program at the Family History Center in North Orlando, 45 East Par St., 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. open to the public; Cost: $5 for nonmembers; can apply to membership dues, free for members.


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.

Congregation Beth Am—Adult Study, “Jewish Philosophy & Modern Questions,” 7:15 p.m. at the synagogue.


Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Jewish Academy of Orlando—Parenting class, held first Thursday of each month from 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the library. Bagels, coffee and cake will be served. You do not have to have a student at the school to attend. Parents, grandparents and anyone raising children are welcome.

North Orlando Chabad—Middle East expert, Dr. Mordechai Kedar discusses political discourse of the Middle East, 7:30 p.m. at Nate’s Shul, 1701 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood. Info: 407-636-5994 or rabbi@jewishnorthorlando.com Cost: $10 before Jan. 31, $15 after that date.


Light Shabbat candles at 5:50 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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