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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 6:31 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Jewish Pavilion—High Holiday services at Solaris, 10:30 a.m. These services are open to all who would like to attend and be with friends of family at these locations.


The Roth Family JCC—Middle School Lock-in, 7:30 p.m.-9 a.m. For sixth, seventh and eighth graders, this sleepover features a scavenger hung, open gym, capture the flag game, karaoke, snacks and breakfast. Cost: $15 (410 JCC members) Register online at orlandojcc.org/lockin

The Roth Family JCC—Saturday Night Out, 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Kids ages 18 months—grade 5 can come hang out with their friends while parents enjoy a night out. Pizza and a movie. Bring PJs to change into, along with a blanket and pillow. Cost: $40 one child ($30 JCC members); $60 two children ($45 JCC members); $75 three+ children (452 JCC members) Contact: Amanda, 407-621-4049.


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.

The Holocaust Center—Book Club with author Alyson Richman via skype, 2 p.m. Discussion of “The Lost Wife.” This program is open to the community and free. Info: Terrance, 407-628-0555.

The Jewish Pavilion—Sunday in the Park at Cranes Roost park in Altamonte Springs. Enjoy the music of The British Invasion starting at 2 p.m. There will be food, refreshments, entertainment and prizes, with more than 100 vendors. $25 at the door.


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.


Simchat Torah

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.


The Jewish Pavilion—Grief Support Group for people who have lost spouses, children, parents or loved ones, 10:30 a.m.—noon. Led by Rabbi Maurice Kaprow at Oakmonte Village, 1021 Royal Gardens Cir., Lake Mary, Fla. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost for the program. RSVP to Emily Newman, emilyjewishpavilion@jewishpavilion.org or 407-678-9363.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando—“My Jewish Roots” workshop, rescheduled. 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at The Roth Family JCC. Free and open to the public. Info: 407-347-7727.


JFS Orlando—In cooperation with Congregation Beth Am and the Hospice of the Comforter, presents Evening Grief Support Series, 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 3899 Sand Lake Rd., Longwood. For registration or questions, call Jeanette Brownstein, 407-644-7593, ext. 232. A $5 per session contribution is suggested.


Light Shabbat candles at 6:25 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Jewish Pavilion—High Holiday services at Plantation Bay, 10:30 a.m. ; Savannah Court, 11:30 a.m. These services are open to all who would like to attend and be with friends of family at these locations.


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