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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 27, 2012 PAGE 7A New Jewish wellness company Positive Jewish Living has announced the release of Beth Schafer's ground- breaking Jewish wellness primer, "Seven Sparks, Tools for Jewish Wellness," an accessible handbook in Jewish wellness and spirituality tied back to the most recognizable of sacred texts, the Ten Com- mandments. Drawing from personal experience and her ex- posure to Jewish texts, Schafer expounds upon a journey to emotional and physical wellness through storytelling, guided medi- tations, and directives that allow the reader to weave Jewish thought into every- day activities and lifestyle choices. Each Spark conditions readers toward a healthy practice. Exercises at the end of each chapter sup- port the reader to apply the Sparks to individuals, families, community and religious institutions. The concept is the con- tinuation of Schafer's jour- ney as one of the leading American Jewish singer/ songwriters. An extraor- dinary musician, producer, and composer, for over two decades Schafer has per- formed for both Jewish and secular audiences. "I would releases its first t,ook come in contact with all of these musicians from New Thought churches, and fol- lowers of the many motiva- tional speakers like Wayne Dyer or Tony Robbins and wonder why I couldn't find that in the Jewish world. It seems like educated, active Jewish adults are flocking everywhere but their Jew- ish institutions to satiate their spiritual hunger." Seven Sparks which began as a sermon, grew to a series and became a part of Schafer's Artist- in-Residency programs, resonated so profoundly with her audiences that she brought them together in the form of a primer. According to Schafer, "Seven Sparks, Tools for Jewish Wellness, is my first book. What made me want to do it? I have had so many conversations with so many (people) over the years regarding being inspired. I wrote one sermon about the First Commandment ("I am Adonai your God who led you out of the land of Egypt") regarding love, that was so well received, I decided to continue along those lines. The project seemed to grow and grow. After a couple of amaz- ing conversations with my (now) partners John Marsden and Rabbi Lisa Tzur, the company Posi- tive Jewish Living became a complete vision and the book took shape. "Am I an expert on Well- ness? Not exactly, but I consider myself a budding- expert on living, and I have been pursuingwellness my entire adult life. I realized that I wanted desperately to find my answers, the practices I needed to make habits, in Judaism. So, I kept looking until I found them, and I just wrote them down. So many of us are chasing after our 'feel- goods' in other religions, spas, gurus...I wanted to Beth Schafer find that feel-good where I was most familiar. Amaz- ingly it was right there waiting for me." The book can be pur- chased at the company's website, www.positivejew- The eBook version can be downloaded through Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble and Sony download services. Conceived and created by Beth Schafer, Rabbi Lisa Tzur, and John Marsden, Positive Jewish Living was founded in 2010, uniting mind, body, and spirit through a dynamic fusion of study, prayer, media- tion, yoga, and exceptional music. JFS Women's Forum - Spice Up Your Culinary Skills Join Jewish Family Services on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a special evening Women's Forum: "Spice Up Your Culinary Skills." Chef Tracy will teach you how to spice up your evening meals with new techniques and quick tips for cooking a full course meal. Cook in a state-of-the-art kitchen using high quality, fresh ingredients for a delicious Tuscan menu. The Women's Forum will be held at Aggressive Appliances at 617 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805. The cost of the forum is $25 and includes dinner, wine and refreshments. RSVP's are requested by Feb. 16 (after 2/16 registra- tion is $30). You can register online at, by email: or phone: 407-644-7593, ext. 227. The Women's Forum is sponsored by Jewish Family Services and funded in part by White Picket Fence Counsel- ing and JFS' Marcia Witten Memorial Fund. OB -UARIES LOIS R. GARWOOD Lois Riesner Garwood died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Garwood was born in Cleveland, to the late Bert and Hilda Goodman Riesner. A homemaker, she was active in Hadassah. She was married to the late Albert Garwood who passed away in 1972. Mrs. Garwood relocated to the Orlando area from Miami in 1997 to be closer to her family. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Garwood of Longwood; her sister, Marjorie Korach of Boca Raton, and two grandsons. In addition to her husband she is predeceased by her grandson, Adam and her sister, Harriet. Funeral services and interment were at Mount Nebo Memorial Gardens, Miami. The family request contributions in memory of Lois R. Garwood to Ris- hona/Masada Hadassah, 121 Shell Point W., Maitland, FL 32751. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. Answers from 01/20/2012 5 Sudoku (see page 19 for solution) 4 6 5 1 2 7 8 4 4 7 2 3 5 2 4 7 4 9 2 3 6 6 9 4 7 5 8 StatcPomt Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at; 407-566-9792. Chabad Luhavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-301i,; services: 2nd Friday of every month, times vary depending on the week. Please call to find out service schedule for that particular week. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway AIA, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500;; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Emeritus in Lake Mary. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve.,WestMelbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386 - 804 -8283; www.mybeth- shalom.corn; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2rid and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386 -677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Social Hour, 6 p.m.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox(Rec) Reconstructionist