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JAO's gala was a wonderland of fun

 

February 14, 2020

Wonderland Gala honorees: Ellen and Simon Snyder and Jodi and David Krinker.

Jewish Academy of Orlando hosted its annual gala with much fanfare.  This year's theme, Wonderland Gala, paid homage to the school's upcoming musical and highlighted the wonders of JAO: the students, faculty, families and greater community. Attendees dressed in "Mad Hatter Chic" attire and enjoyed the magical night at the Citrus Club. The event honored two generations of one of Orlando's cherished families: Ellen and Simon Snyder and Jodi and David Krinker. These individuals are pillars of the community and longtime Jewish Academy of Orlando supporters. 

The venue was set beautifully with a magical Wonderland flare. Guests of the event danced, enjoyed drinks and dinner including, the "Mad Hatter Mule" signature cocktail.  

Guests enjoyed a sneak preview of the school's upcoming musical, Alice in Wonderland.

The audience was delighted to see the cast from JAO's acclaimed theater program give a sneak preview performance from the spring musical production, "Alice in Wonderland."

New this year was a live auction that included a variety of treasures including a trip to Africa. The annual gala is the school's biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds fund new curricula, field trips and new programs.

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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