Category: Events

A new Passover destination: 1,500 out-of-towners discover Jacksonville, Florida

The Sawgrass Marriott  Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida was the site of a phenomenal week-long Pesach Program, sponsored by Ohr Naava. Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein, provided the first-of-a kind Pesach program in the Jacksonville area. Over 1,500 visiting guests enjoyed a full Pesach program, including sumptuous  sedarim, non-stop meals all week; growth-filled meaningful experiences; and […]

The Traveling Chassidim Visit Etz Chaim

We just had an incredible and memorable Shabbos with the Traveling Chasidim at Etz Chaim Synagogue. The Traveling Chasidim are a group of families who travel around the country, bringing classic Chassidic warmth and liveliness, together with the special aura of Shabbat. Over Shabbat the Chasidim and their families formed a deep connection with the […]

Our Stand-Out Community Stands Out Again!

Many folks say that high on the score card of What makes Jewish Jax a stand-out community is ‘we have so many notable visiting speakers and an endless array of special events … but never enough time to attend everything!’ For a town with a small Jewish population, we have a vibrant community calendar that […]

Inauguration of the New Kollel Building

It was with a great feeling of joy that our community inaugurated the new building that will house the new and upcoming Jacksonville Community Kollel. This marks a major milestone for the community, and it should be a source of pride for all members. I think a valid question that has been asked is why […]

Reaching a New Peak Atop Jacksonville’s New Kollel

Our special corner of the Sunshine State is becoming brighter and brighter with the eternal light of Torah!  Jacksonville’s first kollel was dedicated March 21 in a newly renovated building on Crown Point Rd. The kollel will be the center of Jewish learning, scholarship and community outreach. Day and night, it will serve as a […]

Shabbaton with Rabbi Zale Newman

Etz Chaim Synagogue of Jacksonville, FL held a special Winter Shabbaton, featuring Rabbi Zale Newman, a leader in contemporary Jewish education and community outreach. Rabbi Zale led thought-provoking, inspirational conversations, crowned by his warm, engaging style. Scrumptious catered meals were enjoyed at shul; it was a great time to savor a beautiful community Shabbos. A […]

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