By Larry Oskin
contributing writer & photographer

Congregation Sinai helps our community celebrate all Jewish holidays with special events and services. Congregation Sinai has been serving the Jewish Community of Central Florida since 2003. Numerous services and annual events will be open and free to the entire community.

Special Chanukah Services will be held on Sunday night, December 2nd, 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be a Chanukah Candle Lighting service with a Latke Party that evening. Congregation Sinai President Peter Sobel announces, “This event will be free and open to the local Jewish community of the Greater Clermont, Groveland and Central Florida areas. We will light all candles this night and serve Trader Joes’ prepared latkes with applesauce and sour cream, salad and jelly doughnuts donated by Dunkin’ Donuts, punch, water, ice tea, and wine. Our regular synagogue celebration will be on the following Friday when congregants can bring their own Chanukiahs to light.”

Congregation Sinai!  Joe and Lynn Goldovitz provide distinctively unique spiritual leadership with thoughtful prayers, sermons, music, and creative entertainment. Congregation Sinai serves as a house of prayer, assembly, and study in which the spectrum of Jewish expression is cultivated, protected and nurtured. With student education programs for children, adult education, bible study groups, bar/bat mitzvah study programs and group tours to Israel; they strive to educate adults and children in Judaism’s rich heritage with contemporary significance while sharing Jewish culture, rituals, traditions, and values. Make Sinai your home to celebrate with Jewish friends, holidays and traditions!

Celebrate Holidays For more information about their upcoming holiday services, membership, Friday night Shabbat services, and their special events; contact Congregation Sinai at: 1200 West Broad Street, Groveland, at the edge of Clermont. Phone 352-243-5353. Email and visit their website at: Facebook: Affordable annual memberships are available.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Larry Oskin is the owner of Marketing Solutions / Art Beautique, offering creative marketing, media relations and professional fine art photography services. He is a board member of the Clermont Downtown Partnership. For more information, contact Oskin at 407-395-9007 or at


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