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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 13, 2017 PAGE 3A Rabbi Majesky instructing a previous JL! course. endangered? Should it favor the lives of pedestrians over passengers? Should it favor the lives of younger people over those who are older? And should owners be given the ability to determine these settings? In another example relating to the recently popularized Pok~mon Go mobile app: Should the game's creators be held liable in the hundreds of cases of trespassing and dam- ages that were incurred be- cause of Pok~mon characters negligently programmed to be found on private properties? "The Dilemma is a mental expedition in which par- ticipants mind-wrestle with situations that force them to choose between two reason- able truths," said Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad North Or- lando the local JLI Instructor in Longwood. "Participants analyze, discuss, and debate original Talmudic texts to solve dilemmas and get an authentic taste of dynamic Talmud study." "I find people love having the opportunity to engage in social discourse, particularly when it involves fascinating intellectual challenges and hot topics such as Pok~mon Go and Tesla's self-driving cars," said Rabbi Majesky. "This is by far the most captivating course we've ever offered and I encourage everyone to attend." The Dilemma is accredited in the State of Florida for continuing legal education credits for attorneys and oth- ers in the legal professions. Like all JLI programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowl- edge, including those without any prior experience or back- ground in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship. Interested students may visit or call 407-636-5994 to find the closest location, for reg- istration and for other course- related information. Engage in a brain-twisting, mind-wrestling, hair-split- ting experience as you explore modern situations and the complex dilemmas they give rise to while you seek solu- tions by examining original Talmudic texts. Beginning the week of Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like fam- ily. Our Shabbat evening ser- vice led by Rabbi Karen Allen is tonight, Friday, Jan. 13th at 7 p.m. The service will honor the members of our board of directors. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg, with the entrance on Center Street. The Rabbi's Torah Round- table Discussion Group with The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has an- nounced that applications for the 2017 Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund will be available online starting Monday, Jan. 16. The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a generous en- dowment established by the Colman family to encourage Jewish teens in the Greater Clermont Hadassah is a part of a nationwide organi- zation of Jewish women that provides humanitarian relief worldwide, advances health and well being, advocates for women and builds com- munity in the United States and Israel. The ladies meet at noon on the second Tuesday of The Hadassah Chapter of Williamsburg will have their monthly meeting on Wednes- day, Jan. 25, 2017, at I p.m. at Parkview Point Clubhouse. The speaker for the meeting January 29, 2017, Chabad Cen- ters throw-out metro Orlando and central Florida will offer a fascinating new six-session course from the Rohr Jew- ish Learning Institute (JLI) called The Dilemma: Modern Conundrums. Talmudic De- bates. Your Solutions. Rabbi Karen Allen of Congre- gation Beth Sholom, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26th at 2:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building (with the golden dome) at 7375 Powell Rd. (near Pinellas Plaza and 466A), Wildwood. The Rabbi's Roundtable series explores the current Torah Portion and and how it affects our daily lives. The roundtable provides a unique opportunity to talk with the rabbi as she leads Orlando area to participate in educational experiences in Israel. The scholarship is open to all Jewish teens in 9th--12th grades who are per- manent residents of Central Florida. Gap-year programs are not eligible. Additional application cri- teria: Teens who apply must be traveling on an organized educational youth/peer Israel each month at the Clermont I-Hop at 2580 S. Hwy 27 in Clermont. Most of the members are re- tired and as a small group they have discussions, schmooze and create friendships. If you would like to join this group call 352-365-2163 or email for more information. will be Jennifer Cohen who will share about the PJ Library. Coffee and cake will be served For more information, please contact Marian Brom- berg at 407-354-4622. In an example of one such conundrum, Tesla Motors is currently programming self-driving cars for instances when death is inevitable. Should they program the cars to swerve and avoid killing more pedestrians, but kill one whose life was previously not an informal and interactive Torah study discussion. Saturday, Jan. 28th: Shab- bat Morning Service led by Rabbi Karen Allen, at 10 a.m. A Kiddush will follow the service. The synagogue is lo- cated at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg, with the entrance on Center Street. More information is avail- able on the synagoguewebsite: or by calling the synagogue at 352-326-3692. program, including adventure travel, community service, volunteer work or academic programming. Family trips are not eligible. Scholarship funds are for programs in the summer of 2017 and programs during the 2017-18 school year (such as the Alexander Muss High School in Israel). Funds will be distributed directly to the sponsoring organization of the selected trip. Students who apply must submit a 500- to 800-word essay about their goals for a trip to Israel. Detailed essay guidelines are provided in the application. Upon completion of their trips, teens selected for schol- arships must submit a 500- to 800-word essay, along with a photograph, describing their experiences and insights gained during the trip. Online applications are available starting Jan. 16 on the Federation's Jewish Teen Education Networkweb page, The appli- cation deadline is March 31. A review committee will select the scholarship recipients, who will be notified no later than April 30, 2017. For additional informa- tion, please contact Jennifer Cohen, the Federation's JTEN coordinator, at jcohen@jfgo. org or 407-645-5933, ext. 239. JCC Association of North America is applauding the staffs of Jewish (Jan. 9) community centers around the country and express- ing gratitude for local law enforcement after JCCs in several states received bomb threats today. David Posner, director of strategic perfor- mance at JCC Association of North America, who works closely with local JCCs on security, issued the below statement. "JCC Association thanks federal and local law enforce- ment for their quick and thorough response today, said David Posner, director of strategic performance at JCC Association of NorthAmerica. "JCCs continue to work with them, as they do all year long, to ensure the continued safety of JCC members and all those who participate in JCC activi- ties, as well as the safety of JCC buildings. As of 4:30 p.m. today, local authorities' inves- tigations in areas impacted have resulted in the all-clear, with most of our JCC's resum- ing regular operations. We are hopeful that all of the JCCs in our vibrant network across the country will resume regular operations by the end of the day. "We are proud of our JCCs and grateful for their profes- sional staff, who in the face of threatened violence today, responded quickly, calmly and professionally by implement- ingwell-practiced evacuation procedures and ensuring that no one was harmed. "Our first priority is safety. JCC Association's role is to support all Jewish community centers and their members across the continent, as to- gether, we ensure that JCCs remain inclusive, engaging community gathering places and safe spaces." JCC Association has a partnership with the Secure Community Network, which focuses on security for Jew- ish institutions throughout North America, and has an ongoing relationship with the Department of Homeland Security. The agencies are working together to deter- mine the source of the calls that 15 JCCs received today. 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