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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 13, 2012 Fallon Harris presents Habit for Humanity's director, Hal George, with a check for $500. The money was raised by the students during a "Fun Run" they held at the school. Nineteen second graders from Jewish Academy of Orlando got the lesson of a lifetime Dec. 13, 2011. and it wasn't in the classroom. They visited the Habitat for Humanity Winter Park- Maitland construction site to bring to life the lessons they had been learning at school during their Social Studies unit on economics. At Habitat for Humanity, the students conducted mock inspections of a home under construction, put- ting mathematical (mea- surement, money) and So- cial Studies (what does safe. decent housing provide for a family?) concepts in perspective while utilizing the school's iPad2s to take pictures and record videos of their findings. Hal George, construction Joel Adam Zishuk. son of Sharon and David Zishuk of Oviedo. Fla.. will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Jan.14 at Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo. Joel is a seventh grade, straight-A student in the Pre-IB Gifted program at Sanford Middle School. He is a second-degree black belt in the art of Chito-Ryu karate. He is on the Mu Alpha Theta math team and Robotics team. In his' spare time he loves read- ing, playing computer games, learning guitar, going to theme parks, and hanging out with his friends. Sharing in the family's simcha will be grandparents, Arnold and Mildred Olstein of Ocala and friends and family from Connecticut, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Arkansas and throughout Florida. The second graders of Jewish Academy of Orlando, their teacher, Nancy Freeman, and Hal George of Habitat for Hu- manity, share a group photo outside a home under construction. Joshua Webster (1), Ben Perreault and Aaron Meyers find something interesting during their home inspection. manager and co-founder of the Winter Park division of Habitat for Humanity, guided the students on their visit. The students presented George and Habi- tat for Humanity a check for nearly $500 that they raised during a "Fun Run" held at the school to benefit the organization. Jewish Academy teach- _..,,..-.,-,q_ Pioneer" Rea] y Of F!orida and Poinciana III II ers Nancy Freeman and Amy Korzon wanted their students to understand, es- pecially during the holiday season, that not all families can meet their basic needs with their jobs or income. "Our students are so fortunate to live in comfort- able homes, have clothing to spare and food on the table each night," said Freeman. "Taking the kids to the Habitat for Human- ity worksite was an eye- opening experience. Our second graders wanted to help Habitat for Humanity in their mission to provide simple, affordable shelter to families in need. We wanted them to understand that it is a mitzvah to help others through volunteer- ism, which is what Habitat for Humanity is all about. "' Alexia Steinberg and Aaron Meyers discuss a photo of the worksite that they took on their iPad2. Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a general mem- bership meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Lake Ridge Clubhouse. 10630 Lar- issa Street, in Williamsburg. Michael D. Swyryn, pharmacist at Costco. will speak on: "Medicare Part D and the Changes in the Medicare Law." Members and friends are invited. Refreshments wil] be served. For further information call: Sylvia at 407-370- 4812" or Esther at 407- 354-5495.