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Jewish Academy mascot 'Mac The Bee' visits the JCC


October 18, 2019

Jewish Academy of Orlando Mac the Bee returned to the Roth Family Jewish Community Center with much fanfare.  

Students and faculty of Jewish Academy of Orlando and the Early Childhood Learning Center at the JCC danced, sang, and welcomed Shabbat with Mac the Bee at a campus-wide Shabbat.

"We always enjoy our campus-wide Shabbats, and this time, we loved building community with the entire JFGO/JCC/JAO campus by celebrating Shabbat with our beloved mascot," added Alan Rusonik, Jewish Academy head of school.

Mac the Bee's name was inspired by the Chanukah story of the brave Maccabees.  Like the courageous family, Mac is brave, strong, innovative, and a powerful leader. He serves as a wonderful role model for to the  community.

"We are delighted to re-introduce our mascot Mac the Bee, and we are proud that he emulates many of the great values of the brave Maccabees," added Rusonik.

Jewish Academy of Orlando serves central Florida students of all faiths from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. The school delivers a whole-child education fostering academic excellence and character education rooted in Jewish values. Jewish Academy of Orlando is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools.  

To learn more about Jewish Academy of Orlando, please visit: jewishacademyorlando.org or follow the school on Facebook facebook.com/JewishAcademyOrlando.


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