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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 27, 201: Chabad of l00orm ,, "i'ando brings something new to the table Adrienne Raskin (1), Happy Frank, Lauren Frank and Laurie Kielmovitch get together at a Women's Circle event. By Pamela Ruben The Women's Circle from Chabad of North Orlando gathered Jan. 8 at the Sanford home of Rosa Dreifus, for an evening of tea and table eti- quette with the help of Dannie Fowler, the "Miss Manners" of Central Florida. "The Women's Circle is my favorite part of Lake Mary Chabad," said event organizer Chanshy Majesky. "It gives Jewish women in Longwood, Lake Mary and Sanford an opportunity to meet their neighbors, while learning something new. Welcoming guests is an important part Israelis to speak at Hadassah Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a general membership meeting at I p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Lake Tidge clubhouse in Williamsburg. Speakers from Israel, Eleazar Rivlin and Monica Di Giovanni, will speak on Israel and Israel Bonds. Members, associates and guests are welcome; re- freshments will be served. For further information call: Sylvia at 407-370o4812 or Esther at 407-354-5495. of our tradition, and Dannie gave us some excellent tips on how to make entertaining fun and accessible." Majesky tied the evening together with some Torah tidbits, sharing that hospital- ity is a great opportunity to perform mitzvot. Etiquette educator Fowler agreed. "The role of a host or hostess is to make your guests feel comfortable and welcome," she said. "Teens B'nai Mitzval00 Lila Beth Gaber of Win- ter Park, Fla., daughter of Eva and the late Larry Gaber, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood Lila is a seventh grader in the Pre-International Baccalaureate program at Glenridge Middle School, where she plays violin in the Chamber Orchestra. She enjoys art projects (she wove her tallit), reading, swimming, playing games, lis- tening to music and helping out in the Beth Am Sunday school pre-K/kindergarten program. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Lila's sister, Felissa, as well as friends and relatives from all around the country. Carly Eden Polacek, daughter of Eric and Amy Polacek of Longwood, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Satur- day, Feb. 4 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Carly is in the seventh grade at Markham Woods Middle School where she in on the honor roll and works on the yearbook. Her hobbies and interests in- clude lacrosse, basketball, shopping and spending time with family and friends. Sharing in the family's simcha will be her brothers, Adam and David; her grandparents, Carolyn and Dick Bernstein of Poinciana; grandmother, Arlene Gaitz of Scottsdale, Ariz., and family and friends from Ohio, Texas, Arizona, New York and Florida. Sara Danziger (1) and Rosanne Karr enjoy a nosh. might greet their friends with a 'hey' or a 'what's up,' but an adult needs to be ushered in warmth and enthusiasm. "It is essential to escort a guest throughout the eve- ning, no one wants to feel alone at a social occasion." The 25 attendees munched on tea sandwiches, and fresh fruit, arranged in an eye- catching display put together by Majesky, the "Miss Manners of Chabad." Grand Villa resident Gert Alpert (second from left) is surrounded by volunteers, from left: Marge Dreayer, Debbie Meitin and Zelda King. The ladies also tried their hands at elaborate napkin folding. This excercise proved to be an opportunity for laughter and comic relief, as most creations fell short of the professional sample. Sponsor Odie Arius said, "I love how Chanshy puts together an event that brings all kinds of women together from North Orlando to share something fun and unexpected." The Women's Circle unfold- Residents at Grand Villa in Altamonte Springs en- joy a monthly Shabbat Shabbat shalom ed (along with the napkins) around 10 p.m. with a chorus of proper "good-byes" and "thankyous" to speaker Fowl- er and to organizer Majesky. Then hostess Dreifus exhib- ited impeccable manners, as she graciously escorted her guests to the door. To find out more about Chabad of North Orlando, or the Women's Circle contact www.jewishnorthorlando. com. luncheon, thanks to the Jewish Pavilion. The bagel and lox lunch is a welcome Celebrating Shabbat with two residents (sitting) are Barney Evans and Pat Rubenstein. Evans, a member of the Orlando Jewish community, is the activity director at Grand Villa. addition to institutional food and the camaraderie surpasses all expectations, says an event planner. Deb- bie Meitin conducts the Shabbat services. Sharing Shabbat While not everyone can hear and not everyone can see, everyone at Madison House in South Orlando thoroughly enjoys their monthly Shabbat luncheons with the Jewish Pavilion. Conversation among friends is the highlight of each Shabbat experience, says an event organizer. Pictured are Nancy Miller (1), Evy and Sam Fein.