Jewish Council
of North Central Florida

Serving the Jewish Communities

from Gainesville to Ocala


Jewish Council of North Central Florida, Inc.
PO Box 357936
Gainesville, Florida 32635
(352) 371-3846

What's Happening in
Jewish North Central Florida

Each event is color coded:

JCNCF Events
Temple Shir Shalom Events
Congregation B'nai Israel Events.


Welcome to the Jewish Council of North Central Florida website.

The JCNCF is a Philanthropic, Cultural and Social Organization that serves the Jewish communities of North Central Florida, including Gainesville, Ocala and the surrounding areas.

Upcoming Event Info and Signup Links

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 27, 7 p.m.

The annual Gainesville Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Commemoration Ceremony will have as its speaker this year Dr. Norman Goda, the Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida, will discuss stories from those who didn’t survive.

Yom HaShoahWe know very little of the last thoughts and actions of Jewish victims moments before they were murdered because no Jews survived most German killing operations. The cases that we know of occurred by chance, but they reveal a fortitude that belies the common depictions that Jews went ‘as sheep to the slaughter

The Gainesville Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 27 at Congregation B’nai Israel is located at 3830 NW 16 Boulevard in Gainesville. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida, Congregation B’nai Israel and other community members and organizations.

Click Here for more information or to register, which is greatly appreciated.

Community Hazikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration, May 4 noon - 3 p.m.

The community is invited to come celebrate "Israel at 66" at the annual Israel Independence Day celebration, noon to 3 p.m. May 4 at Westside Partk. Bring you picinic blankets and lawn chairs and liten to Klezmer music from Joe and Lynn Goldovitz and Friends; all teh while enjoyhing Israeli food, Pizza, a bounce house and games.

A $5 donation for food is requested. This is a celebration for all ages.

Click Here for more information or to RSVP.












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