Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Jewish Academy of Orlando-40 years and counting

On Sunday, Dec. 17, the Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated its 40th anniversary in style. Its annual gala honored both Dr. Jordan and Nathalie Steinberg and gave a lifetime achievement award to Dr. Edward Zissman.

All of the attendees enjoyed the evening at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

"It was a great move to this location. The feel of the event was dramatic and the program was fantastic," says Robyn Eichenholz, parent.

Five alumni were invited to sing as part of the program. Each alumnus selected and performed a song, accompanied by Eric Levine, the music director of the school. The audience proudly watched Samantha Trattner, Livia Smith, Paige Keiner, Samantha Keimach and Tony Moreno.

The Gala is the school's biggest annual fundraiser, the proceeds from which have enriched curriculum advances, provided scholarship funds for students and most recently contributed to the creation of the Innovation Lab. 

For more information about the Jewish Academy of Orlando or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Amy Polacek, admissions coordinator, at apolacet@myjao.org or 407-647-0713.


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