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17, 20~ITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2003 ? PAGE 3 ~eats il~his pastweek an estimated ducted at a junior high school - -astudentsfrom4ththrou h in Illinois. They collected cny g Zionis grade, teachers and vol- eleven million tabs to repre- peral o~eers from religious sent the numbers of persons -tende .Ools, Belt Hamidrash, the murdered by Nazi Germany ns nmunity and members of duringtheHolocaust.Sixmil- ther hiva University s Orlando liontabsrepresentedthe num- f' ove~!sh Enrichment Project bers of deceased Jews. Addi- te quetti(cipated in the national en th~TM memorial projecttionally five million tabs were collected to represent the board's ngs fWitness."Itisawork other murdered minorities, ipr gress sculpture being including political dissenters, )te, tbe~structed incorporating 11 gypsies, pacifists, disabled per- turne ion soda can tabs. sons, homosexuals, as well as ) hol~his sculpture is creating a others who tried to help the overn, orkofrnany thousands of persecuted. ' idents linked together Internationally renowned wYork~ugh art and hope, con- artist Jeffrey Schrier heard ~' espon~tly enlarging, creating about the project. He felt that JEFFREY SCHRIER )mJT/~e out of tragedy. When the soda tabs, as well as the Internationally renowned artist Jeffrey Schrier (1), who created Wings of Witness, demon- Ierusa.[npleted these Wings Of dynamic experience of the tabs, aluminum wire, and a strates how to build a "feather" while Congregation Ohev Shalom Religious School Teacher Sallai ness will have been ere- hundreds and thousands of two-foot aluminum rod, that ~e Jew,~lj by more than fifty thou- project participants, had taken students make with the artist David Brent works with two of the 160 students who attended the Middle School Conference. participants 'e, a he . onthesignificanceofneeding in workshops. ffficials]. Wings of Witness to be preserved through an The power of symbolism in Lnop~,r-~)lectwas born from a Holo- artistic work. He invented a LAw OmcE or ,t memorial activity con- soda tab feather made from See "Wings" on page 16 les ma"i "orts 1[- * d w "llOl Pq 2 ency'si invitation in mail gain t0invitations are now in the The featured speaker of ,coun. l for "Choices 2003," the "Choices 2003" is Susan ,mual dinner s onsored b '.vere~L j p y Weidman Schneider, found- mmol ewish Federation of ing"mother"oftheawardwin- Rs'let~aterOrlandoWomen s Di- ning Jewish feminist maga- on, which will be held on Lembe Sod Feb. 4, at the Or- zine,Lilith,whereshehasbeen editor-in-chief since its debut - -a Uowntown Marriott in 1976. Weidman-Schneider La pa ,t. one o[ ne honoree for this year's will speak on "Jewish andFe- - t~.oJrnan of Choice Award will male: What to Change and .e'actei!R z Fuchs, a native of Or- What to Celebrate. 'She is also I{o, who has worked tire- the author of three books:Jew- t been y on almost every com- te sai&~esei ~the Jewish Federa- AMY REISS, holding an ish and Female, the firstbook idly tO~ ",985. Fuchs cur- invitation, to take a comprehensive look at Jewish women's special con- auy chairs the Orlando cialPolicyPillarofUnitedJew- cerns; Intermarriage: the .eI'AC Committee se Lge I rves onishCommunities.Shewasalso Challenge of Living with Dif- PAC National Board, the the founder of the Jerome J. ferences between Christians )sh Federation of Greater Bornstein Leadership Pro- andJews;andHeadandHeart, -|andoboardofdirectorsand gram and has chaired it since Hurnan Services and So- its inception. See "Choices" 15 on page --I.I Wlladed "" da on project ;iT i zzyin inued dassah, the Women s Zi- one worthy student, inthe 7th "cteda ic ganlzationofAmerica, through 12th grade, for the emendS'~oeganasaStudy Group Chesed Award. R ishona- Arafal|tlaltirnore in 1912, is kick- Chaverot will include criteria lestin ' ffanewcommdnity-wide upon which the students are 1 afte Cation project called.the to be chosen. ,- Sr tdp(rg Od deed) Student The criteria include: 1) Love ~' dat ~ oject. The women in of Israel; 2) Concern for fellow to all~lassah believe, that this is Jews and Jewish culture and elf re atmut the celebration of heritage; 3) Concern for fel- sai'd isheducationforstuden low human beings through Cabi,t ir families, as well as t Se manner and deed 'har oLm, bers fHadassah. (menschlikeit); and 4) An )roveS ne Rishona-Chaverot acceptibleacademicstanding. tained!pup of Hadassah will spon- While Rishona-Chaverot that~this project. Shirley Kohn Hadassah will sponsor the ished' 1 Isabelle Seikin, both project, the decision of which eads a n lr educators, are chair- student deserves the honor will ich he he COmmittee making EDITH SCHULMAN be strickly left up to each in- ld use mr the Chesed stud stitution with imput from the so saidtards" Servingwith Kohn ~n~ roveS mn ree Barbara Weinreich, Hebrewg gue religioUSDay SchoolSCh l'and thethe orrabbi'teachers.educati n director and/ ilisisa Korr, Roz Levitt, Belt Hamidrash, the "We believe that honoring anent!Ua:Siskind'BerniceShapiro Intercongregational High outstanding students within eader fl Flo Altshuler. a , it iS his month, every syn - School, will be sent a letter rder, asking the institutions to pick See "Hadassah" on page 16 e elec'! , tot to 1 1 l OK t0 lVl and Sy Israel, 1110W.Ivanhoe would take her and her four Blvd. Orlando. For informa- sisters on outings throughout tioncontactLoisTannenbaum Israel. One spot Yifat remem- at 407-804-5568. bers in particular is the river "It was hard to put my uni- Nahal Alexander, a popular form back on after the attack," tourist destination, but not says Yifat Ouzan. "But I am exactly a favorite for Yifat and always proud to wear it. Be- her sisters. "It smelled so bad cause I know that I serve not we had to hold our noses!" justformyfamily, formycoun- recalls Yifat, "But I was there try, but for all of us - for Jews again this year, after Jewish everywhere. Israel is all of our National Fund made it part of homes." its river restoration project, Yifat Ouzan is 21 years old and it was so beautiful and and has lived on Moshav peaceful." Nitzanei Oz since she was born. Growing up, Yifat's parents See "Terror" on page 16 'asser l Meira Drazin is F Editorial Writer prime annol ne YOung Woman featured man,!.ow ts traveling across the do soiRed States to speak about ~ctYe !i, in Israel u tstha tdof de:/othe t e asp - . earns of young " and Jewish Na ; mused, a, . honal Arafat~'.'~.~ Work to improve the wh0 ur' Y and enhance the qual- doflife in Israel. e rtla do spea ki Yffattw' lNb "] ClUaingapresentatlon lsra% MO " nclay, Jan. 27 at 7:30 15 at the home of Marsha Auto Accidents Wrongful Death Nursing Home Negligence Defective Products * Slip & Fall Dental Malpractice Dog Bites Insurance Claims Tickets call 407-645-5933, Ext. 245 or at the door At Congregation Ohev Shalom 5015 Goddard Ave Orlando