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PAGE 2A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 11, 2019 By Shari Wladis Making a guitar and playing through the computer in the Orlando Torah Academy mul- tipurpose room. Every day that you're outside, you're exposed to dangerous, but invisible, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. Left unprotected, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can seriously damage the eye, reading to cataracts, skin cancer around the eyelid and other eye disorders. Protecting your eyes is important to maintaining eye health now and in the future. Shield your eyes (and your family's eyes) from harmful Iff rays. Wear sunglasses with iaxiiei UY pretectJni, Learning does not have to be regulated to just a classroom. This is evident at Orlando Torah Academy, the learning spills out into the hallways and beyond. During the first half of the school year the hallways, multipurpose room, and the kitchen were transformed into learning spaces. Using a hallway floor as a backdrop, the first and second graders employed a Design Thinking cycle to arrange miscellaneous items into a page for an "I Spy" book. Another time, one may have seen these same students jumping on a student-sized number line as they explored numbers and addition. Or determining directions on a neighborhood map. The OTA middle school students have done literature thinking and engineering challenges in the multipur- pose room. Other times they have done robotic coding in hallways. Applying fractions to cooking has been a focus for a number of the classes in the kitchen. Orlando To- rah Academy teachers take advantage of these additional learning spaces to conduct guided reading sessions, en- courage paired reading, and collaborative activites. Walking into the multi- purpose room on some days, you will discover a new ad- Working on the floor in the hallway at Orlando Torah Academy. dition to the curriculum at Orlando Torah Academy: Art education. The first through fifth graders have explored landscapes and perspective as well as warm and cool colors. Looking at skylines, color creation and perspective in the art classes transitions to looking at novels and stories with a new perspective. By using the variety of learning spaces around Or- lando Torah Academy, the students are reminded that learning can be experienced in all God's places. If you think OTA may be the right choice for your family contact the office today for a tour at 407- 270-4936 or email orlandoto- Custom Printing ~ ~=o Invitations & Annou~ements Digital & Offset Printing " : ~ Brochures & Booklets Direct Mail Services Forms & Letterheads Envelopes Business Cards zo5 North Street,Longwood, FL 32750 Bring in this ad and receive 18}; Discount t and SAVE 75%! bn Omaha Steaks" 4 (3 oz.) Kielbasa Sausages 4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks BU~gers 4 (3 oz.) Potatoes au G~in 4 (4 oz,) Caramel ~ple Tartlets Omaha Steaks Seasoning Packet 55586DSG i .-~ Sep~F~ntely i ~i i iI ~ The Congregation Sinai Sisterhoodwill host their 10th annual fashion show on Tues- day, Jan. 15, 2019, at Gabby's Banquet & Events Facility in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from the Orlando and Central Florida community are expected to attend this major fundraiser event. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for the fashion show and luncheon that will begin at 11 a.m. The Magic of Music Fash- ion Show will be presented by Janet Carr of Accessories & More. An array of chic and unusual new women's fashions will be modeled on the runway, while all of the clothing and accessories will be available for immediate For those grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to find hope and healing, JFS Orlando and the Jewish Pavil- ion, in cooperation with The Hospice of the Comforter and sale. Numerous door prizes will be given out. Donations from local Lake County and Orlando businesses and professionals have been generous. There will be two grand prizes valued at over $600 each plus two baby grand prizes valued at over $200 each. A variety of valuable gift baskets have been donated by members of the Sisterhood. Special additional raffles include jewelry, artwork and a quilt; all handmade by talented Sisterhood members. There will also be door prizes for many lucky winners. Prizes will be available to all guests by raffle. Fun and whimsical centerpieces featuring Magic & Music created by Caren VITAS Healthcare, will host a grief support group beginning Thursday, Jan. 24 and running through Feb. 28. The group will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at Loundes Law Weiss will be donated to sev- eral children's organizations in the area. Proceeds will go to assist those in need in our area, while concentrating on women, children, families, education and for Congrega- tion Sinai. Music will be provided by Bob Miller and Bob Simon- tacchi. Groveland Mayor Evelyn Wilson will be there as an honored guest for this event. Gabby's Banquet & Events facility is located at 699 South Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711, call 352-394-0768. For tickets and more in- formation about this Fashion Show & Luncheon, contact Karen Mandel at KarenBMan- Firm, located at 215 North Eola Drive in Orlando. A $5 per session contribution is suggested. To RSVP, please contact Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, JFS clinical therapist supervisor, at 407-644-7593, Ext. 247 or email her at ashlyn.douglass- Future dates sessions will run are May--June, to RSVP call 407-678-9363 or penny@; August- September, to RSVP call 407-7593, ext. 247 or ashlyn. douglass-barnes@jfsorlando. org; and October--December, to RSVP call 407-678-9363 or k