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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 7, 2011 Temple Shalom of Deltona will host a special showing of the award-winnirrg feature film "Exodus" starring Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Peter Lawford and Lee J. Cobb at the congregation's Elkcam Boulevard synagogue at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The screening is open to the public, all are welcome. no advance reservations are necessary. While there is no charge for admission, there is a suggested donation to the Jewish National Fund of $5 per person. The congrega- tion, in this way, observes the centuries-old Jewish Arbor Day while raising funds to help reforestation programs in Israel in an effort to recover from devastating fires that ravaged the Carmel Moun- tains last month. Some of the essential ac- tion of the film, "Exodus." the escape from the April 1947 British prison in the ancient city of Acre on the northern outskirts of the Haifa met- ropolitan area--takeS place just 15 miles from the site of the devastating fires of early December that destroyed more than 8.000 acres and killed more than 40 people in the Carmel Mountains. where the Biblical Prophet Elijah confronted the Priests of Baal. Thus the screening of "Exodus" by Temple Shalom has been designed to raise funds to assist the Jewish National Fund's Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green campaign. This effort is working to revive the damaged areas, be- ginning with cleaning up the affected area, and continuing by planting trees and culti- vating the forests until they are restored to their original beauty. The operation also includes providing firefight- ers with much-needed equip- ment and replacing supplies that were depleted during the fight. The restoration of the Carmel Forests may take years, but the kind of financial support being fostered b,v Temple Shalom of Deitona can have an immediate and long lasting effect on the region. The theme of the Otto Preminger film is the found- ing of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are bet ing off-loaded on Cyprus. An intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the Brit- ish with whom they must negotiate. The second.part of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbors attack them. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won three, along with a Golden Globe and a Grammy for the music in the soundtrack. Still a classic during this 50th anniversary year since its release, "Exodus" is rarely screened, making ,Temple Shalom of Deltona especially proud to be in a position to share it with the wider com- munity, says an event planner. All are welcome to join the screening at the synagogue at 1785 Elkcam Blvd. in Deltona. just east of the Providence Boulevard intersection. Re- freshments will beavailable for sale. "All who attend will be showing their support for the land and the people of Israel," says the event planner. Ever wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Or dazzle your friends with your Pho- toshop skills? Want to learn how to improve your finances? Beginning Jan. 9, the Jew- ish Community Center's Jack and Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando campus intends to help you learn all of the'se and more with its new schedule of adult education classes. Its new adtflt education schedule features nearly a dozenweekly classes for just $10 per class. Interested in taking the classes every week? If you become a member of the JCC for a nominal monthly fee, the classes are free. Members from both campuses are welcome to take the classes as a part of their memberships. "Currently JCC members receive access to our state-of- the-art fitness center as well as all of our group exercise classes. We wanted to give them even greater value for their memberships." says Bonnie Rayman, director of the JCC's southwest location. "Our hope is also to provide a service to the Southwest Orlando community by pro- viding adult education classes at such a low cost." Here's a rundown of the Rosen JCC's new class of- ferings: Sundays Broadway Chorus, 11a.m- noon Jama a 9ao%/e/ Tamara Gabrielle Gluck, daughter of Melanie and Jack Gluck of Altamonte Springs, Fla willbe called to the Torah as a bat mitz- vah on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Orlando. Tamara is in the seventh grade at Milwee Middle school, where she is on the honor roll and a member of the pre-IB Engineering Program, the Junior Op- timist Club and the Math Club. Her hobbies and interests include reading, singing, playing with electronics, drawing and hanging out with friends. She is also a member of Kadima. Sharing in-the family's simcha will be her 'sisters, Janna and Maya Gluck; grandparents, Marylin and Ron Berman of Maitland; grandfather Nathanial Gluck of Lauderhill, and family and friends from Tampa, Sanford, Indiana. New York and Georgia. Taylor Harris. daughter of Tara and Brian Harris of Maitland and sister of Jordan, Failon, Holden and Addison. will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Jan, 15 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Taylor is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School. where she is on the honor roll. She enjoys tennis, reading and volunteering. Sharing in the family's simcha will be her aunt Stacey and uncle Jerry Finnegan from South Carolina. great- aunt Abby and great-uncle Ari Klein from California. and family and friends from Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Mondays Mah Jongg for Beginners, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Bridge for Beginners, 10:35 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Finances. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Couples Ballroom Dance. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays Cooking, 7 p.m.-8 p.m on select Tuesdays (call for details) Poker League, 7p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays Drop-in Mah Jongg Play, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Business Networking, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Partners in Parenting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m 4th Wednes- day of the month, beginning Jan. 26 Spanish Brush- Up, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays Mah Jongg for Beginners, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Photoshop 101, 7 p.m.-8 p.m must bring own laptop with Photoshop installed Bridge for Beginners, 7:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. Israeli Self-De- fense. 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays Scrapbooking, I a.m.- noon, 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, beginning Jan. 21 Partners in Parenting, 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m 2nd Friday of the month, begin- ning Jan. 14 Kinneret Apartments is a busy place. Every Tuesday you can usually find Kin- neret residents shopping at the grocery co-op or having lunch and picking up pro- duce at the Farmers Market located in Kinneret's dining room. On this particular Tuesday, residents were also busy getting massages and wrapping gifts for area children. Mary Siegel, service coor- dinator at Kinneret Apart- ments, is also a student at the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy and helps to bring massage stu- dents to work with Kinneret esidents. "Massage alleviates stress and encourages relaxation." says Siegel. "Our residents are really enjoying the op- portunity to experience the benefits of a massage." Bonnie Rayman (1), Jamie Schwartz, Brenda White, Brenda Sher, Stephanie Levine, Lorri Levine and Amy Schwartz participat in a commercial to promote its free classes, paro- dying the popular low-budget Appliance Direct commercials. The video can be viewed at Each of the classes cost $10 each and is free for JCC members, except for the Poker League, which has a nominal fee, and Cooking, which has an additional $5 supplies fee. While no classes are sched- uled for Saturdays, the JCC's Fitness Center will be open- ing up on Saturday mornings for the first time beginning Jan. 8. The JCC will extend its Saturday hours at its campuses in Maitland and Southwest Orlando, opening at 8 a.m. rather than 1 p.m. The closing time will be 5 p.m. The JCC will slightly adjust its Sunday hours to the same 8 a.m.-5 p.m. schedule. With this extension of hours, members and their guests can enjoy the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, gymnasium, playground, common areas for informal gathering, and complimentary babysitting in KidZone from 8 a.m. to noon. Saturdays are a popu- lar day for pick-uP basketball in the center's gymnasium. The decision, center leaders feel, reinforces the JCC's mis- sion to be a "home away from home." providing a welcom- ing gathering place where individuals and families can choose to enjoy recreation and relaxation with friends and family. The JCC is hosting a Cham- pagne and Chocolate Launch party to celebrate its new schedule of classes at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. It will provide an opportunity to meet class instructors. There will be free babysiRing available in Kid- Zone. Register for the party at The JCC of Greater Orlando is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and activities for all members ,of the family from infants through school-aged chil- dren, teens, adults and seniors. The JCC has served the community from its Maitland location since 1973 and opened a second full-service'location in 2009 at the Jack and Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Jewish Community Campus. Pro- grams include early child- hood education, after-school activities, summer camp, sports and wellness facilities, as well as recreational and cultural programming. The JCC provides over $400,000 in scholarship aid to area families in need thanks to the generous support received from foundations, Iocal busi- nesses and individual donors. For more information or to schedule a tour of the Rosen JCC, visit www.jccsouthor- The Rosen JCC is at 11184 & Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, and can be reached at 407-387-5330. As Ronnie Goldin gave massages in Siegel's office, Siegel was.busy with Kinneret residents Fran Polin and Roz Lowenstein wrapping gifts that were donated by Kinneret residents. "These gifts are go- ing to emergency workers to deliver to children in need." says Siegel. "We received over 120 gifts from our residents for our holiday toy collection this year. Caring and sharing is what our residents are about." The Kinneret Apartments are the Jewish community's twin residence towers for low-income senior citizens in downtown Orlando. The Kinneret Council on Ag- ing is a, nonprofit agency that subsidizes a nutritious meal program available to residents and other life en- hancing programs. For more information contact Leslie Collin at 407-425-4537. Massage volunteer Ronnie Goldin finishes her massage on Kinneret resident Marci Shivley. Kinneret residents Fran Polin and Roz Lowenstein stand with Mary Siegel, Kinneret service coordinator, in front of their holiday gift collections for area children.