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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 13, 2012 Residents (l to r) Thelma, Judy, entertainer Carol Stein, volunteers Shari Dworkin-Smith and Plory Kahn, and resident Zelda enjoyed kibbitziny over Chanukah beers and chocolate yelt after the Chanukah party. Volunteers Penney D'agostino, Camille Giacobbe and Valerie Chestnut from Vitas Hos- pice serving up latices for residents at Delaney Park Volunteers, Flory Kahn, Lindsey Franco, Elise Saunders and Susan Mazlin serving up dreydles, lathes, homemade cookies and donuts for the residents. The Jewish Pavilion andformancesbyCarolStein, Nancy its volunteers in the South- WaldmanandPermeyd~ostino west area of Orlando were highlighted each party. busy bringing smiles to the The volunteers unselfishly residents in long term care gave the'n~ time, love and friend- facilities to help celebrate ship to those in assisted living Chanukah. facil'fdes suchas Madison House, wood Health Center, Delaney Park and Westminster Towers. According to Flory Kahn, program director for South- west Orlando, "The most beautiful thing to see is a person smiling.., and to know The gifts of Chanukah bears, ...... Spring Hills Hunters Creek, thatyouarethereasonbehind gelL latkes, home baked cook- HealthCenterW~,Lake'. itI Thank you JeWish Paviliori--~ iesandoutstandingmusicalper- BennettHealthandRehab, Rose- volunteersfordo!ngj~that!" Gilbert Castro, activiHes director at Rosemood Health; Penny D'Agostino, entertainer;, Terri Richardson, ~ve director at Rosewood Health and Carol Feuerman incoming president of the Jewish Pavilion When seventh grader Brandon Israel visited Is- rael a few years ago with his family, he and his younger sister Lily saw a different Congregation Ohev Shalom's 100 Blessings: The Meaning and Practice of Jewish Prayer ***Winter Session - January 9-March 15, 2012"** Wednesdays 7:00 pro: Rabb/Dav/d Kay T'filah for Real - Understanding Jewish Prayer from the Inside Sh'ma and Amidah are the "signet ring of Jewish prayer." Leam to understand the fundamentals of Jewish prayer from the inside. Mondays 7:00 pen: Rabbi Sharon Barr Skolnik "Bless You!" - Finding Meaning in B'rakhot Through Torah and Today Explore the meaning of blessings, through the eyes of those who receive and bestow them, using examples from Torah and modem limes. Classes are FREE of charge and open to the community. I Please RSVP to Susan at 407.298-4650 or email clergyasstOohevshalom.or9 Congregation Obey Shalom 600 Concourse Parkway South * Maitland, FL 32751 Phone: 407-298-4650 * Fax: 407-296-7101 Web: www.ohevshalomuorg * Ema'd: side of Israel, one that buy more equipment so most tourists--and kids they can have lots of fun their age--don't normally while being inside." He see.., the Sderot Indoor says that after seeing the Recreation Center. center, he tries not to take Built by the Jewish Na- things for granted. Liv- tional Fund in 2009, the ing in Florida, he likes to recreation center is the spend alot of time playing largest secure indoor play- outside, something the ground in Israel, situated children of Sderot can't in a town that borders on do without the fear of a Gaza and is often attacked siren warning them of an by Qassam rockets. At the incoming rocket. "These sound of the siren, the kids are less fortunate than town's citizens have 15 I am, so I want to donate seconds to get to safety, and help these kids live The goal of the play- the way I live and have the ground is to provide Sder- most fun they can," Bran- ot's youth with a place to don said. "I want them to have fun, connect with get their minds off of the friends, enjoy stimulating sirens and rockets." classes, and be children, Brandon'smother, Caryn beyond the conflict. Par- Israel, says the playground ents can have peace of really hit home for both of mind knowing that their her children. "The concept children are playing and offreedom is one most chil- learning in an environ- drentake for granted; ours ment that is safe and play outside all the time," secure, she said. "The idea that it In honor of Brandon is oftremendous danger to becoming abar mitzvah on just go out was really eye- Jan. 28, he's asking friends opening to them. Brandon and family to donate to and Lily really enjoyed JNF'sSderotIndoorRecre- playing with the children ation Center and help give of Sderot." Caryn is very children of all ages a sense proud of her son's decision of safety and freedom that to raise money for Sderot he has enjoyed throughout for his bar mitzvah. "He's his childhood, got a soulful heart," she Brandon thought the said. "He's the kind of kid playground was "really who, when he sees those cool." in need, whether they "lwantthekidsinSderot fell on the ice rink or feel to have as much fun as badly about themselves in possible," he said. "I hope whatever way, always tries the money I donate can to make them feel better."