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Comfort in community

I remember 19 years ago today vividly as I am sure many of you do. When American Airlines Flight 11 hit the first tower, we thought it was an accident.  When United Airlines flight 175 hit the second tower, we knew something bad was happening. When American Airlines...

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Israel-UAE deal delivers hope

August 13, 2020, marked a huge day for the State of Israel. For the first time since the landmark 1994 agreement with Jordan, Israel announced a new peace deal. This normalization of relations with the United Arab Emirates, an agreement known as the Abraham Accord, is...

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Let’s make some joyful noise

In the era of COVID-19, we are facing challenges to all that we once knew. As we make all our events virtual, wear face masks wherever we go, and back up a few more steps in the checkout line, it’s clear that we’re living in a changed world that isn’t changing back...

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Starting our journey together

My family’s Jewish Journey began 5 years ago with the birth of our daughter, Hannah. We had no idea what we were doing or where to start with raising a Jewish child. PJ Library entered our lives a few months into our parenthood gig, and it turned everything around. PJ...

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This moment in history

Every Friday night, we are reminded through the Kiddush, “His holy Shabbat as a heritage, in remembrance of the work of Creations; the first of the holy festivals, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt.” This commandment has echoed throughout the walls of Jewish homes...

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Statement about death of George Floyd

We at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) are heartbroken and outraged over the death of George Floyd, an African American man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. Floyd’s pleas for his life as he...

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RAISE Thanks Robin Hoffman and Alexis Latimore!

RAISE is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to film a Promotional Video thanks to the generosity of Robin Hoffman and Alexis Latimore. Robin Hofmann of Hoffy's Heart is the producer of Bake With Me, a YouTube video series that gives a voice to individuals...

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RAISE Employee of the Month

Isabelle has been an Employee of the JCC Fitness Center since October 2018 and recently, an appreciated member of the JCC office staff. At the fitness center, Isabelle works to keep the gym equipment sparkling clean and sanitized and the towels washed, dried, folded...

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Mia named RAISE Employee of the Month!

Mia has been a valuable RAISE Employee and member of the JCC and the Jewish Academy of Orlando staff October 2018. At the JCC, Mia helps to sort the mail, scan papers, vacuum the offices, and do any needed clerical work. At the Jewish Academy of Orlando, Mia assists...

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Representing Orlando in the desert!

  Our delegation traveled to the desert in Israel on Thursday, where we proudly unfurled our Jewish Federation/JOIN banner. (The trip is co-organized and subsidized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and JOIN Orlando).  

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