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Happy new year from the Roth JCC!


September 7, 2018

Keith Dvorchik

This past year has been a very exciting one that saw the J improve and expand its programs to better serve our community. We are excited about our current offerings and we are looking forward to adding new and exciting programs for the community in this new year.

November marks the 20th annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with the Enzian Theater, featuring significant, acclaimed movies with a focus on the Jewish experience. Last year we showed "1945," a film winning awards this year. These are brilliant and thought-provoking films and we expect this year's festival to continue exceeding expectations. Look for new film opportunities this year after the film festival as we increase our Jewish film programming.

The Central Florida Jewish Book Festival, celebrating Jewish authors from around the country, is highlighted by Leah Rachel Berkowitz, author of "The World Needs Beautiful Things"; Sally Kohn, author of "The Opposite of Hate"; and B.A. Shapiro, author of "The Collector's Apprentice." In addition, Jonathan Weisman, author of "(((Semitism)))," David Litt, author of "Thanks Obama," and Jenna Blum, author of "The Lost Family" will join us throughout the year.

In October, we will debut a monthly lecture series in partnership with Touro College. High-level professors will join us each month to discuss current topics with a Jewish connection. We hope you enjoy this thoughtful and insightful program to learn from outstanding educators.

Our new afterschool enrichment program offers families a wide variety of educational and fitness classes to make the most of their children's afternoons. In addition, we have adult dodge ball, our ongoing men's basketball leagues and new sports and fitness programs designed to encourage health and communal fun.

There is much more to come in the upcoming year including planned new tennis courts and a new tennis center, additions to our fitness program through new equipment and classes, as well as a revitalized spin program including new spin bikes! We cannot wait to show you what we have in store.

Shana Tovah and we will see you at the J!

Keith Dvorchik, CEO


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