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(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 6:20 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown


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—Kristallnacht Commemoration featuring an original Reader’s Theater base on the life of Teodora Verbitskya; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. Reservations required.

Chabad of North Orlando—Present Milton Kleinberg who will share memories of his experiences during World War II; 7 p.m. at Nate’s Shul, 1701 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood. Tickets: $12.

Temple Israel—Sisterhood bus trip to Festival and Glick’s Kosher Market in Pompano Beach. Cost: $45 Bus leaves from the Jewish Academy parking lot at 8 a.m.


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.

JTEN—Election eve event for students in grades 8—12. Opportunity to learn more about politics; 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. at Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Dr., Orlando. For teens in Southwest Orlando, free transportation available from SOJC, 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Rd to CrJ. Bus lease at 4:30 p.m. and returns at 8:15 p.m.


Jewish Academy of Orlando—MUCCA’s Camp Barney Medintz hosts 2017 Info Session/Dessert reception for new families and returning families. Meet the directors of Camp Barney who host a musical multi-image production and answer questions about the summer camp season. Registration applications will be available. Infot: Stacey Soll, 321-460-2802 or ssoll@cfl.rr.com.

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.


Kinneret Senior Health Care Expo—40 health-care vendors at the 7th Annual expo from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Delaney Dining Room at Kinneret Apartments, 515 S. Delaney Ave., Orlando. Open to the public. Info: Leslie Collin at 407-425-4537.

My Jewish Roots—Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando presents workshop “Find DNA ancestors and cousins,” and “Searching Holocaust Records”; 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at Central Florida Hillel Center, 3925 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. The workshop is free and open to the public.

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 5:15 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Congregation Beth Sholom—Evening service, 7 p.m. at 315 North 13th St., in Leesburg. Info: 352-326-3692.


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