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Editorials 4A Op-Ed 5A Calendar 6A Scene Around 9A Synagogue Directory llA News Briefs 13A ~a Flash90 Ofer Doron, head of lAl's MBT Space Division speaks near the Israeli spacecraft of the SpaceIL team's spacecraft, dur- press conference at the Israel Aerospace facility in Yahud on July 10, 2018. By Yaakov Lappin "This is a major source of pride," Ofer moon began in 2010, when Google an- Doron, general manager of IAI's Space nounced its Lunar Xprize for the first (JNS)~In 2019, a team of Israelis will Division, told JNS. "If the small State of team that would landa-spacecratt on the make history when an unmanned space- Israel can do this through a civilian mis- moon. The contest spurred three young craft they built will launch from Cape sion, then the sky and space are not the engineers--Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari Canaveral, Fla destined for the moon. limit. Israeli children can dream about and former IAI employee Yonatan Wi- SpaceIL, anIsraelinonprofitorganiza- reaching the moon and taking on the netraub--to build, launch and land an tion, has teamed up with defense giant next challenge." unmannedlunar spacecraft, andfounded Israel AerospaceIndustries(IAI)tobuild "This is a story of initiative and SpaceIL. the spacecraft. When it touches down Israeli daring, which allows us to do SpaceIL'sotherstatedgoalistoinspire on the lunar surface, Israel will join an the unbelievable. It's a highly complex the next generation in Israel and around exclusive club consisting of the United technological mission, with many chal- the world to study science, technology, States, Russiaand China, which have sent lenges," he added. spacecraft to Earth's nearest neighbor. The story of Israel's journey to the SpacelL on page 15A The educators of the Jew- ish Teen Education Network invite teens in 8th to 12th grades and their parents for an evening with international award-winning speaker Scott Fried from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. ea "Finding Our Place in the World" is JTEN's first community-wide program for both teens and parents. The JTEN educators said Fried is the perfect person to deliver this message, having touched more than a million people through his lectures~ humani- tarian work and publications. becoming accountable, creat- ing a healthy support system, the importance of gratitude, living with emotional pain, choosing mercy and grati- tude, and the essentials of "being enough." JTEN is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. For the past several Holly Mandelkern In commemoration of International Holocaust Day, on Jan. 27, there will be a presentation by Holly Mandelkern, author of"Be- neath White Stars--Holo- caust Profiles in Poetry" at the Winter Park Public Library, located at 460 E New England Ave in Win- ter Park. The event, a partnership with The Holocaust Memo- rial Resource and Education Center, will be held from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. On this date in 1945, Soviet troops liberated the concen- tration camp in Auschwitz, Poland. International Holo- caust Day pays homage to the memory of the lives lost with an historical tribute, along with poetry, artwork, and lyrical dance. This event is free but enroll- ment is required. Sign up by calling 407-623-3300, ext. 3. You must have reservation limited seating. By Marcy Oster (JTA)--The Pittsburgh Steelers' Stronger Than Hate campaign inspired the city and the world to rally around the Jewish community in the wake of the shooting attack on a local synagogue building that left 11 dead. On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Steelers donated $70,000 to help the Jewish community and the families directly af- fected by the Oct. 27 attack on Tree of Life Or L'Simcha Congregation building while worshippers were gathered for Shabbat morning ser- vices. Prior to the Steeler's home game against the Cincin- of silence the following day prior to its home game at Heinz Field in downtown Pittsburgh. The team's logo was edited to include a Star of David, next to the words, "Stron- ger Than Hate." The image was held on posters by fans during the game, as well as signs reading "Shalom" under a Star of David, and His message to teens is a years, JTEN's programming nati Bengals, President Art "Pittsburgh Strong." powerful one of responsibil- hasfocusedonexternalissues Rooney II presented a check The next Sunday, Nov.4, ity, self-confidence, love and facing teens in our world: to the Jewish Federation of Steelers quarterback Ben self-respect. Israel, social action, commu- GreaterPittsburgh's Fund for Roethlisberger wore cleats Fried'sdiscussionwillfocus nity, politics, anti-Semitism VictimsofTerror.Rooneywas to honor the victims of the onthequestion,"Whatdoesit and bullying, joined by Tim Hindes, CEO attack. The cleats included c~ mean to 'be enough'?" Using "Now more than ever, the of Trailblaze Creative, who the redrawn image of the his own story of living with world can be a confusing created the logo, and Mike Steelers' logo and the words HIV for more than 31 years, place, and this year, we decid- Scott Fried Withrow from Underground "Stronger than Hate." Fried will offer answers to ed to turn our programming Printing, which also partici- Earlier this month, New this important question in inward to focus on a teen's Teens and parents can pated in the effort. England Patriots wide re- order to stimulate personal sense of self, how they fit in, register now through Feb. "Ourcommunityunifiedto ceiver Julian Edelman wore ~ ,~ emotional growth and self- how they find their own place 6 at, help thevictims of the attack special cleats in honor of the empowerment. Teens and and meaning in the world," This program is offered free of on our neighbors, friendsand victimswhichborethewords ~u.I parents will explore the self- said JTEN educator Rabbi charge by the Jewish Federa- worshippers in Squirrel Hill. "The Tree of Life" written in ~ limiting beliefs and negative Joshua NeelyofTemple Israel. tion of Greater Orlando and Ourhearts remain heavy, but Hebrew, the logo of the Tree 7 F6 feelings that interfere with Before speaking with teens the JTEN Educators, made we are thzinkful to everyone of Life Or L'Simcha Congre- O ~ a teen's ability for self-ac- and parents together on Feb. up of education professionals who was able to contribute gation, and an Israeli flag, ceptance while using Jewish 11, Fried will hold a special fromBBYONorthFioridaRe-to the efforts to provide emo- ~ -- :7 imperatives, such as B'zelem breakout session for par- gion, Congregation BethAm, tional and financial support Steelers on page 15A ~ ElohimandPikuachNefesh,ents while teens engage in Congregation Ohev Shalom, during an unthinkable time ~ in the world. JTEN youth directors from daism, JOIN/JSU, Southwest The Steelers rallied around Some of the major themes CongregationofReformJuda- OrlandoJewishCongregation, the city's Jewish community explored will include ac- ism, BBYO and Congregation TempleIsraelandTemple Shir in the wake of the attack, cepting our contradictions, Ohev Shalom. Shalom. beginning with a moment O'2