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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 4, 2013 Choices to share laughs with Leifer This year's ticket to Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Annual Women's Division event, Choices, comes complete with a front row seat to televi- sion's funniest comedies. This year's celebrity guest, Carol Leifer, is atrailblazingfemale in the world of stand-up comedy. The 19th anniversary Choic- es event will be held af 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. This year's event honors 2013 Harriet Ginsburg Woman of Choice Mardi Shader. The Harriet Ginsburg Woman of Choice Award honors women in the Central Florida Jewish community who embo@ the spirit of tikun olam (repairing the world). Celebrity guest Leifer is a highly sought-after comedy writer and producer who has written for such shows as "Sat- urday Night Live, .... Sein- feld," "The Larry Sanders Show," and the Emmy-award winning "Modem Family," for which she won a 2012 Writers Guild Award. She was most recently a head writer for the 2012 ACademy Awards hosted by Billy Crys- tal, and has appeared on such shows as "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The View," "Late Night With David Letterman,""Larry King Live" and "The Howard Stern Show." Leifer will be joining Or- lando's Jewish women this January, drawing on her natu- ral gifts as a storyteller to weave an interconnected tale that touches on such topics as her Jewish upbringing, her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated entertain- ment industry and her coming out as a lesbian at the age of 40. A proud woman's rights advo- cate, she supports a woman's right to choose (whether it's making health choices, career choices or personal choices), making her a natural and often requested choice for women's organizations, corporate audi- ences and health care agencies. Leifer also shares her unique perspective on life in 2009's ac- claimed "When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win," a memoir that served as a catalyst for her to share some of her most personal stories, including her coming out, her decision to adopt children with her partner and her breast cancer scare. I.n this book as well as in her presentations, she reveals what it was like for her to finally find--and embrace--her "authentic self" and encourages audiences to do the same with her trademark wit and wisdom. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's mission is to nurture a unified Jewish community that transcends generations and neighbor- hoods. For more information on tte Choices, visit wu/jfgo. org or call 407-645-5933. Sexy feelings heading south after 40? Remember when it used to be so easy to get "in .the mood?" Now it's all you can do to psych yourself up for date nightwith your husband. Find out why it seems so much more difficult forwomen to get in the mood andwhatyou can do to change that. Receive asigned copy of Dr. Jen Landa's "The Sex Drive for Women" at the Pearls of the Pavilion Brunch on Friday, Jan. 18. Landa will be speaking about health and wellness at the Winter Park home of Marlee Cutler at 11 a.m. Her speechwiilinclude topics such as low libido, menopause, hormone replacement and sex drive. Marlee Cutler plays host of the Jan. 18 Pearls of the Pantry brunch. Landa is known for her blog "Sexy Time: Bringing Sexy Back With Dr. Jen." To receive an invitation to this special event call the Jewish Pavilion at 407-678-9363 or email nancyludin@jewishpa- vilion.org. Wrong location for auditions Due to an editing error, the location of the auditions for the student play "Midsum- merJersey" was wrong in the headline in the Dec. 28 edition of Heritage Florida Jewish News. The auditions will be at noon Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Starving Artist Studios at 801 Orienta Ave. in Altamonte Springs. Virtual volunteers Children who are unable to visit seniors in long-term care can bring a lot of sun- shine into their lives by providing holiday cards. Among the organizations that should receive special thanks are the children at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, the Jewish Community Center, Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Congregation of Reform Judaism and Congregation Shir Shalom for providing holiday cheer. Pictured is Dot- tie Kirschenbaum with her daughter Jackie Levitt holding a Chanukah card designed by local children. The Jewish Pavilion says it wants to send out a special thanks to Levitt for providing beautiful Chanukah parties at Life Care Center and Horizon Bays. PAGE 3A Bingo on Christmas Not everyone can go to the movies and a Chinese Restaurant on Christmas. Pictured is Gloria Newberger livening up Christmas at Savannah Court by calling an hours worth of Bingo games. She is pictured with Marie who is a resident. T Not everyone can party "When we think of our own old age, we envision ourselves like Betty White, ac- tive, sharp and full of energy," says Nancy Ludin, executive director of the Jewish Pavilion. "While this is often true for adults in their 80s, many people are living way beyond 80 today, and their health will decline. While we like to sho-w photos of active seniors enjoying Chanukah parties with the Jewish Pavilion, not every individual can attend our parties. Room visits are an essential aspect of Jewish Pavilion life." Here is Jewish Pavilion vice president Susan Bierman visiting Helen at Chanukah at Westminster. Helen is over 100. HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 4, 2013 Choices to share laughs with Leifer This year's ticket to Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Annual Women's Division event, Choices, comes complete with a front row seat to televi- sion's funniest comedies. This year's celebrity guest, Carol Leifer, is atrailblazingfemale in the world of stand-up comedy. The 19th anniversary Choic- es event will be held af 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. This year's event honors 2013 Harriet Ginsburg Woman of Choice Mardi Shader. The Harriet Ginsburg Woman of Choice Award honors women in the Central Florida Jewish community who embo@ the spirit of tikun olam (repairing the world). Celebrity guest Leifer is a highly sought-after comedy writer and producer who has written for such shows as "Sat- urday Night Live, .... Sein- feld," "The Larry Sanders Show," and the Emmy-award winning "Modem Family," for which she won a 2012 Writers Guild Award. She was most recently a head writer for the 2012 ACademy Awards hosted by Billy Crys- tal, and has appeared on such shows as "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The View," "Late Night With David Letterman,""Larry King Live" and "The Howard Stern Show." Leifer will be joining Or- lando's Jewish women this January, drawing on her natu- ral gifts as a storyteller to weave an interconnected tale that touches on such topics as her Jewish upbringing, her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated entertain- ment industry and her coming out as a lesbian at the age of 40. A proud woman's rights advo- cate, she supports a woman's right to choose (whether it's making health choices, career choices or personal choices), making her a natural and often requested choice for women's organizations, corporate audi- ences and health care agencies. Leifer also shares her unique perspective on life in 2009's ac- claimed "When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win," a memoir that served as a catalyst for her to share some of her most personal stories, including her coming out, her decision to adopt children with her partner and her breast cancer scare. I.n this book as well as in her presentations, she reveals what it was like for her to finally find--and embrace--her "authentic self" and encourages audiences to do the same with her trademark wit and wisdom. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's mission is to nurture a unified Jewish community that transcends generations and neighbor- hoods. For more information on tte Choices, visit wu/jfgo. org or call 407-645-5933. Sexy feelings heading south after 40? Remember when it used to be so easy to get "in .the mood?" Now it's all you can do to psych yourself up for date nightwith your husband. Find out why it seems so much more difficult forwomen to get in the mood andwhatyou can do to change that. Receive asigned copy of Dr. Jen Landa's "The Sex Drive for Women" at the Pearls of the Pavilion Brunch on Friday, Jan. 18. Landa will be speaking about health and wellness at the Winter Park home of Marlee Cutler at 11 a.m. Her speechwiilinclude topics such as low libido, menopause, hormone replacement and sex drive. Marlee Cutler plays host of the Jan. 18 Pearls of the Pantry brunch. Landa is known for her blog "Sexy Time: Bringing Sexy Back With Dr. Jen." To receive an invitation to this special event call the Jewish Pavilion at 407-678-9363 or email nancyludin@jewishpa- vilion.org. Wrong location for auditions Due to an editing error, the location of the auditions for the student play "Midsum- merJersey" was wrong in the headline in the Dec. 28 edition of Heritage Florida Jewish News. The auditions will be at noon Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Starving Artist Studios at 801 Orienta Ave. in Altamonte Springs. Virtual volunteers Children who are unable to visit seniors in long-term care can bring a lot of sun- shine into their lives by providing holiday cards. Among the organizations that should receive special thanks are the children at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, the Jewish Community Center, Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Congregation of Reform Judaism and Congregation Shir Shalom for providing holiday cheer. Pictured is Dot- tie Kirschenbaum with her daughter Jackie Levitt holding a Chanukah card designed by local children. The Jewish Pavilion says it wants to send out a special thanks to Levitt for providing beautiful Chanukah parties at Life Care Center and Horizon Bays. PAGE 3A Bingo on Christmas Not everyone can go to the movies and a Chinese Restaurant on Christmas. Pictured is Gloria Newberger livening up Christmas at Savannah Court by calling an hours worth of Bingo games. She is pictured with Marie who is a resident. T Not everyone can party "When we think of our own old age, we envision ourselves like Betty White, ac- tive, sharp and full of energy," says Nancy Ludin, executive director of the Jewish Pavilion. "While this is often true for adults in their 80s, many people are living way beyond 80 today, and their health will decline. While we like to sho-w photos of active seniors enjoying Chanukah parties with the Jewish Pavilion, not every individual can attend our parties. Room visits are an essential aspect of Jewish Pavilion life." Here is Jewish Pavilion vice president Susan Bierman visiting Helen at Chanukah at Westminster. Helen is over 100.