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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.

Congregation of Reform Judaism—Welcome back Shabbat dinner, 6 p.m. RSVP in advance to https://crjorlando.org/welcome-back-dinner. Come before dinner at 5:30 p.m. for a toddler and preschool sing-a-long Shabbat (No RSVP required).


The Roth Family JCC—Back-to-School Splash Party,6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. For middle schoolers. Enjoy pool games, music and food. Cost: Free Contact: Lory Conte, LoryC@orlandojcc.org or 407-621-4032.

Prayerful Meditation at Temple Israel—9:30 a.m. Led by Rabbi Joshua Neely, this is an experiential workshop to help open up the channels of spirit that connect us to God. This includes meditation, guided imagery, breathing excercises and more. Open to the entire community at no cost. Info: 407-647-3055.


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.

Holocaust Center—Book Club discussion with author and Holocaust survivor Simone Arnold Liebster, 1:30 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge. Reservations are not required. Info: 407-628-0555.

Temple Israel—Sunday Schmooze with bagels, beverages, newspapers, Wi-Fi and more, 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Roth Social Hall.

Temple Israel—Youth Kickoff event with make-your-own sundaes, and games. 12:30 p.m.

The Roth Family JCC—Wiggle and Giggle Concert Series, 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Free concert for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families, starring Mr. Richard. Contact: Karen Duncan, karend@orlandojcc.org or 407-645-0923.


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.

Kinneret Apartments—Zei Gezunt—Be Healthy! Program 11:45 a.m. a program to ensure that ongoing health and wellness of the elderly is addressed through programs to educate, diet and exercise.

International Jewish Teen Choir, HaZamir Orlando—Auditions for teens in grades 9—12 who meet HaZamir musical eligibility requirements. Parents welcome to learn more about HaZamir. Open house and auditions held at The Roth Family JCC, 7 p.m. For info: Andrea Burke, parent coordinator, hazamirorlando@gmail.com or 407-592-8915 or Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer, director, at hazamirorlando@gmail.com.


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.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:26 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.


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