International Global Day of Jewish Learning

November 15, 2015 has been designated as the
International Global Day of Jewish Learning.

Orloff CAJE along with The Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning
will be sponsoring a panel program in Broward County. This will be held
at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, 8200 Peters Road in Plantation from 3-5 p.m.
The theme is:

All You Need is Love
A Panel of Local Rabbis, moderated by Rabbi Akiva Mann, will discuss love in the Bible and how our Jewish texts give insight into our modern day relationships with family members, friends, loved ones, and colleagues.

Our Participants:
Rabbi Akiva Mann, Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning

Rabbi Dr. Gideon Goldenholz, Temple Sinai
Rabbi Howard Needleman, Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El
Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, Temple Solel
Rabbi Arnold Samlan, Executive Director, Orloff CAJE
Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, Community Educator

In addition to being very informative, this program will be a lot of fun!

Michelle RossInternational Global Day of Jewish Learning
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TBO is Entering a Float in the Coral Springs Holiday Parade

It’s coming! It’s coming! The Coral Springs Holiday Parade is right around the corner and Temple Beth Orr is entering a float again, in this year’s parade. The parade will take place on December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  Come walk with us – please let Marc Weinstock know if you are able to join us and walk along our float.

We also need people to help us plan, design and build our float!

We will be having our first meeting the evening of November 3rd at the home of Risa Demato. For more information and for the address, please contact Marc Weinstock at 954.252.9998 or

Michelle RossTBO is Entering a Float in the Coral Springs Holiday Parade
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Coral Springs Holiday Parade – December 9, 2015

TBO will again enter a float in this year’s Holiday Parade to be held on December 9, 2015 starting at 7:00PM, marching down Sample Road.
We are looking for children and their families from the ECC and Religious school to walk along our float.
We are also looking for people to help design, plan and build the float.
If you are interested in being a part of this event, in any capacity, please email
Marc Weinstock

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Jay Gellman nominated as Vice Chair of the URJ Oversight Committee

As a Jewish people, leadership has been at the core of who we are, where we came from and the heart of our traditions. It is only when one person or a group of people step up and lead that we achieve great things together. Here at TBO we have been blessed to have great leadership for a number of years. Some can say they were the right person at the right time and others put themselves in a position to be the right person all the time.

On Friday October 9, 2015, we honored Jay Gellman. a member of our congregation who has served off and on the Board of TBO for over 18 years. During this time he has held many board and executive committee positions. In addition he was the committee chair for most of TBO’s committees including Youth, Religious school, Board development and fundraising.

Some years ago, Jay turned his attention away from being the VP of Little League to become a TBO board member when he realized the tremendous impact TBO youth group and Camp Coleman had on the lives of his three sons and for that decision we will always be grateful.

Jay’s passion for Reform Judaism propelled him to Chair the Camp Coleman Committee, to become the Vice-Chair of Broward Area Reform Temples (BART) and the Vice Chair of the SE District.

Recently Jay expanded his horizons and became a member of the North American Board of WUPJ (World Union for Progressive Judaism); a natural fit for Jay since he is fluent in Spanish and travels to Latin America on a regular basis.

Jay brought his talents to the North American URJ Board and quickly became a respected volunteer. He was the chair of the Joint Commission on Synagogue Management, and his most cherished position – Chair of the Work Area titled – Supporting our Congregations.

As the Chair of this work area he coordinates all North American Board Workshops. He developed the lay structure and trained facilitators for this important work. He is passionate about training future lay leaders and using the knowledge they learn to effectively help strengthen our Congregations.

Fast forward to today. As a result of his hard work and dedication, Jay has been nominated to the position of Vice Chair of the URJ Oversight Committee; a position held by four key leaders of our movement. It is an enormous honor and responsibility to be aligned so closely to the Chairman of the Board for the URJ of North America.

Mazel Tov to Jay Gellman and his family. We are so proud of your commitment and achievements. To congratulate Jay, please feel free to leave comments below.


Michelle RossJay Gellman nominated as Vice Chair of the URJ Oversight Committee
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