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PAGE 8 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 17 I ,CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS / Copy for publication must be typed and double spaced, and in the HERITAGE office by l Wednesday noon of the week preceding publi- II cation. Copy received late will be published in II the next issue, if still timely. Mail news releases II to HERITAGE, P.O. Box 300742, Fern Park, II FL 32730 Hadassah Book period and share your story. Your input is welcome. C|ub The next book to be reviewed The next meeting of the will be Chains Around the Rishona Chaverot Group of Grass by Naomi Ragen, an Hadassah Book Club will take American Israeliwriterofcon- place on Monday, Jan. 20, at siderable renown.Theclubwili 10 a.m in the Youth Lounge meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at of Congregation Ohev Sha- 10a.m.atCOS, with Adrienne iom.BerniceShapirowilllead Korr as discussion leader. the discussion of The Jew Guests are welcome. For in- Store by Stella Suberman, a formation call Esther Asher, deeply moving and entertain- 407-831-2766. ing story of a young Jewish Sabra Group of family from New York City adjusting to life in the deep Hadassah South of yesteryear, as the In response to area Mah firstandonlyJewsinthecom- Jongg players asking, "When munity. Please join the dis- will there be a tournament in cussion if you were born or Central Florida?," the Sabra raised in the South of that Group of Hadassah has the answer. On Sunday, Jan. 26 gion series An Overview of beginning at 9 a.m. they will WiccaandPaganismonThurs- be having a Mah Jongg Tour- day, Jan. 30 at 1:30 p.m. nament. It will be held at the Dodie Ulery, an ordained Westmonte Community Cen- Wiccan, who belongs to a local terinAltamonte Springs. group, will be the guest The day will begin at 8:30 speaker. Ulery has worked in a.m. with a continental break- the mainstream of metaphysi- fast at which time the rules of cal thought and is an expert play will be reviewed. Tourna- facilitator of past life work- ment play will begin at 9 a.m.; shops; she does both group at noon there will be a dairy and individual past life regres- lunch served and play will re- sions.Herexperienceincludes sume at 1 p.m. At the conclu- working with many law en- sion of the tournament the forcement agencies such as scoreswillbetailiedandprizes Riviera Beach, Fort Lauder- will be awarded to the top dale, Orlando and Atlanta, player. All of this for a dona- helping to solve cases. tion of $25 to Hadassah; the The program will be held at proceeds for this fun filled day the Pendelton Condominium, willgotobenefitthenewemer- 1224 Peninsula Dr Daytona gency wing of Hadassah's Ein Beach. Karen Hospital in Jerusalem. The last of the series will be To take part in the tourna- on Islam, the fastest growing ment, contact Beth Burpee at religion in the world today. It 407-522-4459 or Helene Ross will be held on Thursday, Feb. at 407-389-1155. 27. More information will fol- Brandeis low at a later date. For reservations call 386- The Brandeis National Uni- 255-8486 and 386-761-4256. versityWomen'sCommitteeof Light refreshments will be Fiagler/Volusia and their men's served. Donation $3, nonmem- club, is holding the second ses- bets may attend one interest/ sion of the Comparative Reli- study group prior to joining. BBYO Annual Dinner The Orlando Chapters of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization are holding their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the JCC in Maitland. The dinner will benetit BBYO's Philanthropy, International Service Fund as well as local chapter programming. ISF is an ongoing contributor and chapters continually attempt to surpass their prior contributions. BBYO is a non-profit Jewish organization for high school students that emphasize leadership development and community involvement. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for children and can be purchased at the door. There will be raffle prizes for all to win at the dinner. For more information, please contact Allison Peckett, 407.869-7083; Nick Farber 407.461. 1916, or Lindsay Maize1407-444-0178. Shown here (l-r): RIKA KANE, AL Y KAN,LINDSAY MAIZEL, ALLISON PECKETT, NICK FARBER and LANDER GOLD getting ready for the annual Spaghetti Dinner. auz'en a/n ee enofzz'ez Lauren Jaimee Gendzier, daughter of Larry and Debby Gendzier of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Friday, Janu- ary 17 and Saturday, Janu- ary 18 at Congregation Ohev Shalom, Orlando. Lauren is in the seventh grade at Rock Lake Middle School where she is a straight "A" student. She is a graduate of the He- brew Day School of Cen- tral Florida. Her hobbies in, reading, babysitting and crafts. Sharing in the family'ssimcha are her brother grandparents, Fla.; grandmother, Lois Kwasman of Palm dens, Fla.; grandfather Ron Kwasman of Rochester and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from New Delaware, Arizona, Nebraska, Washington, Florida. Carly Samantha Simms, daughter of Debra Simms of Longwood and Stuart Simms of Cleveland, Ohio, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at Congrega- tion Ohev Shalom, Or- lando. Carly is in the seventh grade at Rock Lake Middle School where she is the seventh grade secretary for the student council and a member of the Treble Chorus. Her hobbies theatre, computer, shopping and hanging out friends. She is the president of COS Kadima. Sharin. g in the family'ssimcha are her sisters KimberlyandAlexandra;grandmother of Los Angeles, Calif. and relatives from Ohio, and South Florida. Birth nouncements llAe w Jdo I Hazak the Temple Israel, B.Soc.Sc. Cape Town Univer- a visiting professor at the Longwood/Orlando, Social sity; LL.Docts. of Leyden Uni- Universita da Orleans in Club for members 'of the versityandbynostrificationDr. France, Limburg University in United Synagogue of Conser- Jur. of Austria. the Netherlands, and the vative (55 years plus) will be Nunes experience as an in- Aristotle University in Greece. holding their next meetingon ternationallawyerandscholar In addition, he has taught a Thursday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. is diverse and transcultural, seminar in human rights for The guest speaker will be He has taught at the law B.ranford and Saybrook Col- Dr. Keith Nunes of the Insti- schools of the University of leges at Yale University. At tuteontheHoiocaustandLaw Missouri, Kansas City; Yeshiva Touro law school he inaugu- and visiting research profes- University Card~zo School of rated the Law and The Holo- sor of law at the Touro Law Law; Rutgers (Camden), Se- caust course, and for St. Tho- Center in NewYork State. His ton Hail, Loyola (New Or- mas University School of Law topic for the Hazak meetingis leans), Barry University, and in Miami he inaugurated the The Worst Crimes in History: Pace University. In Europe, he Human Rights of the Child Lawyers and the Holocaust. served as a law don of the Uni- course in their intercultural Nunes'credentialsincludea versity of Reading at human- rights LL.MJM.A. pro- LL.M. of Yale Law School; Di- Whiteknights in England, and grams. plomas of the Hague Academy also lectured at the Royal Col- An active scholar, he has oflntemationalLawCentrefor lege of Agriculture in published widely on legal is- Studies and Research, LL.BJ Cirencester. He has taught as sues ranging from refugees to The Milwaukee Jewish Community Center, looking to enhance programming in their Early Childhood Depart- ment, contacted the Jewish Community Centers Associa- tion, headquartered in New York City, and asked, "Where can we go tosee an outstand- ingprogram?"TheJCCAwith- ming, the value of NAEYC ac- out hesitation said,"The Early creditation, and parent educa- Childhood Program in Or- tionprograms.Inaddition, they iando offers one of the finest are seeking guidance in pro- programs in the country." The ducing Silhouettes at their Richard S. Adler Early Child- Center. The Milwaukee JCC hood Learning Center looks early childhood director will forwardtosharingcurriculum, visit the JCC of Greater Or- staffing ideas, family program- lando at the end of January. an international criminal court, and international busi- ness law. Among his numer- ous presentations are an ad- dress to the European Bar As- sociation in Lisbon on.Train- ing Lawyers in Europe for the New Century; a discussion at the Oklahoma Supreme Court's Annual Sovereignty Symposium of the Question of Whether There Was a Geno- cide of the First Americans; a founder's presentation at the Yale Law School for the 15th Anniversary of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Hu- man Rights Law Project; a panel comment at Young Is- rael on Holocaust Responsa, Restitution and Settlements for Victims; and his most re- cent ILA panel at the Associa- tion of the Bar of the city of New York on The Holocaust as Catalyst for International Jus- tice. The meeting will be held at the Holocaust Memorial Re- source and Education Center at the Jewish Community Campus, Maitland. The com- munity is invited and admis- sion is free. R.S.V.P. to Marge Pariser at 407-834-2029. i~iii!~iii~ ~ ~!!ii ! '?? Hali and Mike Poteshman of Lutry, Switzerland; merly of Winter Park, Fla. are pleased to announce birth of their son Matthew Robert Potes was born on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at Clini, Cecil. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long. The proud grandparents are Ida and Joselc of Staten Island of Northbrook, Ill.