Kosher Dining and Minyans

This page contains information about kosher dining and daily Minyanim (prayer services) at the 2017 IAJGS Conference in Orlando, FL (July 23rd - July 28th, 2017).

KOSHER FOOD

Kosher at the Conference:

The conference organizers are working to ensure that Kosher meals are available beginning the Shabbat prior to the conference. On Shabbat, there will be an option to participate in community meals on Friday night and Shabbat day. During the rest of the conference, Kosher options will be available for all meals, and the banquet. Please note that these meals must be reserved in advance through the conference Registration page.  Kosher certification for all of our Kosher meals is provided by the Rabbinate of Central & North Florida.

Further information will be added to this page as we get closer to the conference. In the meantime, please direct any questions to Lara Diamond at Lara@IAJGS2017.org.

Kosher in the Community:

In addition to to obtaining Kosher meals via the conference, the Chabad of South Orlando has a list of kosher establishments on their website, which can be accessed here:

http://www.jewishorlando.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/672505/jewish/Kosher.htmgclid=CJPiotzT6tECFdgDgQod2dMKCA or  at http://koshergourmet.biz

If one is out and about within the grounds of Disney, one may a Glatt order a meal to be picked up at any Walt Disney World Resort property by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

Kosher meals and select ready to go Kosher meals-to-go are also available without advance request at the following locations:

  • Animal Kingdom: Tusker House (by Reservation)
  • Hollywood Studios: ABC Commissary
  • Epcot: Liberty Inn - American Adventure
  • Magic Kingdom: Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café - Tomorrowland
  • All Star Food Courts: World Premiere (Movies)
  • Intermission (Music) and End Zone (Sports)
  • Caribbean Beach - Old Port Royale Food Court
  • Pop Century - Everything Pop Dining
  • Port Orleans French Quarter - Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
  • Port Orleans Riverside - Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge: Phemora
  • Disney's Grand Floridian - Gasparilla
  • Saratoga Springs Resort - Artist's Pallete

Source: http://www.jewishorlando.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/672505/jewish/Kosher.htm.

DAILY MINYAN SERVICES

As an official part of the conference, space is provided for Minyan services, however the conference does not organize them. If you have any questions not addressed in this document, please send an email to Avraham Groll at Avraham@IAJGS2017.org.

ORTHODOX MINYAN

As in previous years, an Orthodox minyan is being organized.

Orthodox Minyan Schedule:

Our goal is to have three daily minyanim (with a Sefer Torah) beginning the Shabbat prior to the conference, July 21st-22nd (Parshat Matot-Masei), through Friday morning, July 28th.

What follows below is the preliminary schedule. This is subject to change. We are working in tandem with the conference to ensure that Shabbat meals served by the conference will allow us to pray in the proper times. Once we know where the designated Minyan room will be, we will add that information to this page.

During the week of the conference, Avraham Groll will lead daily learning sessions 25 minutes before Shacharit. Sidurim and Chumashim will be made available.

See below for the tentative timetable (a printable schedule will be distributed closer to the conference):

Friday, July 21, 2016: Shabbat P’Matot-Masei / Shabbat Mevorchim

  • Mincha: 6:45 PM
  • Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM
  • Seudat Shabbat (Friday night meal): Following davening at 7:45 PM
  • Candle Lighting by Plag HaMincha: Not before 6:57 PM.
  • Candle Lighting 18 Minutes before Shekiah: 8:04 PM.
  • Shkiyah: 8:22 PM.
Shabbat, July 22, 2016: Shabbat P’Matot-Masei / Shabbat Mevorchim

  • Shacharit: 9:00 AM
  • Seudat Shabbat (Shabbat Meal): Following davening at 11:30 AM
  • Mincha: 8:00 PM
  • Seudat Shlishit: 8:25 PM
  • Maariv: 9:10 PM
  • Havdala: Following Maariv
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 29 Tammuz 5777

  • Class: 6:20 AM.
    • Topic: The Purpose of Fast Days
  • Shacharit: 6:45 AM.
  • Mincha/Maariv: will be announced after Shacharit.
Monday, July 24, 2017 – 1 Av 5777 - ROSH CHODESH AV

  • Class: 6:10 AM.
    • Topic: Differences between the Destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temple
  • Shacharit: 6:35 AM.
  • Mincha/Maariv: will be announced after Shacharit.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – 2 Av 5777

  • Class: 6:20 AM.
    • Topic: Not Your Ordinary Controversy: Rabbinic Ordination in the 1500’s - PART 1
  • Shacharit: 6:45 AM.
  • Mincha/Maariv: will be announced after Shacharit.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017  – 3 Av 5777

  • Class: 6:20 AM.
    • Topic:  Not Your Ordinary Controversy: Rabbinic Ordination in the 1500’s - PART 2
  • Shacharit: 6:45 AM.
  • Mincha/Maariv: will be announced after Shacharit.
Thursday, July 27, 2017  – 4 Av 5777

  • Class: 6:10 AM.
    • Topic: Topic: It’s Greek To Me: Who translated the Torah into Greek? And Why?
  • Shacharit: 6:35 AM.
  • Mincha/Maariv: will be announced after Shacharit.
Friday, July 28, 2017  – 5 Av 5777

  • Class: 6:20 AM.
    • Topic: Customs and Practices on Shabbat Chazon
  • Shacharit: 6:45 AM.