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December 20, 2019

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 5:14 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Jewish Pavilion—Chanukah parties at Wayman Place 1:30; Orlando Lutheran Tower, noon; Siena, 3 p.m. For more information, call 407-678-9363.


Torah Portion—Parashat Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1-40:23; Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8.


Erev Chanukah—1st candle

JCC 39ers—Cinema Sundays, 2 p.m., in the Roth Family JCC Senior Lounge. The movie “The Art of Racing in the Rain” will be shown.

Chabad of Greater Orlando—Chanukah on the Park, with Duvie Shapiro. Grand Menorah lighting, dancers, glatt kosher food, sufganiyot and more. Begins at 5 p.m. at Central Park on Park Ave., Winter Park. Info: chabadorlando.org.

Chabad of South Orlando—Chanukah Grand Community Festival featuring BMX Trickstars. Beginning at 4 p.m .; Menorah lighting at 5:45 p.m. Live music and concert and much more. Free admission, food available for purchase. Info: 407-354-3660.

Congregation Sinai—A special Chanukah Gathering, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with Chanukah candle lighting service and Latke party. Info: 352-243-5353.


Chanukah—2nd candle

Israeli Folk Dancing—Chanukah party! 7:30-8:15 p.m. instruction, 8:15-10 p.m., requests. Cost: Free for JCC members, $7 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933.

JCC 39ers—Chanukah party catered luncheon, 12:30 p.m., in the Roth Family JCC Senior Lounge.

Jewish Pavilion—Chanukah parties at Longwood Healthcare, 10:30 a.m .; Serenades by Sonata, 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 407-678-9363.

Jewish Heritage Night—At the Amway Center. The largest Menorah lighting in Central Florida. Tickets at http://www.jhnorlando.com 5:30 p.m.


Chanukah—3rd candle

Jewish Pavilion—Chanukah parties at Lake Mary Healthcare 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 407-678-9363.


Chanukah—5th candle

Dine around town—TooJays Deli, 515 E. Altamonte Drive, 1 p.m. RSVP to Flo Goldman, 407-859-5982.

Jewish Pavilion—Chanukah parties at Savannah Court Oviedo, 1 p.m .; Sonata West, 4:30 p.m.;. For more information, call 407-678-9363.


Light Shabbat candles at 5:18 p.m.

Chanukah—6th candle

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown.

Jewish Pavilion—Chanukah parties at Allegro, noon; Village on the Green, 3 p.m .; Dr. Phillips, 3:30 p.m .; Atria, 4 p.m .; Oakmonte Cordova, 4 p.m .; Cascade Heights, 4 p.m .; Oakmonte Valencia, 5 p.m. For more information, call 407-678-9363.


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