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PAGE 2A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 9, 2018 dozens of students and orga- of students coming together Hillel, AlphaEpsilonPi, Alpha nization that have dedicated to celebrate an undefeated Epsilon Phi, Zeta Beta Tau, hundreds of hours to make experience at our undefeated GammaPhiBeta, andKnights the event possible. University--what could be for Israel. "Shabbat of Champions is better than that?" Becca Co- The event is open to the an opportunity for the entire ven, president of the Chabad entire community and spon- UCF Jewish community to Jewish Student Group. sorship opportunities are cometogether.Itisachanceto Shabbat of Champions still available. Please contact makenew friends, experience is co-sponsored by Student rabbi@jewishucf.com or call Jewish culture and of course, Government Association,407-310-8876. To rsvp visit eat amazingfood--hundreds Judaic Studies at UCF, UCF jewishucf.com/shabbat. Students attending last year's "Mega Shabbat," which is traditionally known as Shab- bat 1000. Hundreds of students, fac- world as a symbol of Jewish ultyandcommunitymembers, faith and unity. According to along with players from the RabbiChaimLipskier, director Undefeated UCF Knights will of Chabad at UCF, there will partakeina"ShabbatofCham- be appetizers, introductory pions,"inthePegasusBallroom speeches and a chance to mix on Feb. 23 in what is expected and mingle at 5:30 p.m. and a tobethelargestShabbatdinner candle-lighting ceremony at ever held at UCF. 6 p.m. followed by a catered During the event, the stu- Koshermeal, withsingingand dents will celebrate the tra- dancingbeginningat6:30p.m. ditional Sabbath ceremonies Shabbat, the Jewish Sab- and meal, which are observed bath is celebrated weekly by weekly by Jews around the Jews worldwide, beginning at sundown on Friday night, and concluding after nightfall on Saturday evening. Shabbat, a day of rest, is a spiritual oasis and often serves as an island of calm at the end of a busy week of school and work. Throughout the 25-hour period, Jewish people gather at synagogues and homes for prayers and festive meals of wine and chailah, gefilte fish, and chicken soup. "Shabbat is one of the centerpieces of Jewish life, and has been so since the infancy of our nation," said Rabbi Lipskier. "Shabbat of Champions will be a chance for Jews from across campus to connect with each other in a meaningful way." "It's thrilling to see so many students proud of their Jewish identity with a willingness to show it," said Rivkie Lipskier, co-director of Chabad. "It was also very moving to see the Custom Printing Invitations & Announcements Digital & O~set Printing Brochures & Booklets Direct Mail Services Forms & Letterheads Envelopes Business Cards 205 North Street Longwood, FL 32750 www.elegantpdnting.net Bring in this ad and receive 18P~ Discount Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel Froucll9 .ServinF> Our Cornmunit: Pot Over Years On Feb. 25, 7 p.m JOIN Orlando is hosting David Suss- man, a former IDF soldier, who will tell his first-hand account of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. During this war, Sussman almost lost his life in the cross- hairs of Hezbollah. This was a wake-up call for Sussman and led him on a path of per- sonal self-identity, in which he discovered the true meaning of roots, family, community and Israel. Since then he has im- mersed himself in the land and culture. Sussman realized On Saturday, Feb. 24, Congregation of Reform Ju- daism will celebrate Purim with a night of music and fun as they host "Esther: A Persian Musical," by Can- tor Jamie Marx, music (by based on the music of the Broadway hit "Hamilton") Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Cantor Jacque- line Rawiszer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, seniors; $10 CRJ members; $18 general ad- mission; $25, reserved seating New 'Mommy and Me' class Join Cantor Nina Fine as she leads a Mommy and Me class at Congregation Beth Am, Monday mornings, 10 to 11:30 a.m. K'tanim, as the class is also called, is only $7 per family and free for CBA members. Contact the CBA office at 407-862-3505 or shalom@ congbetham.org for more information. The Children of Abraham Foundation, Inc the charter organization for the local Jewish Boy Scout Units Troop 641, Pack 641 and Crew 641, is holding the celebration of Scout Shabbat at the The Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland of Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. There are many exciting events coming up during the year for the Troop and Pack. the importance of educating people about Israel. He gradu- ated from the Archeological Seminar's two-year course in 2009 and became a licensed tour guide from the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Sussman has his own TV show on the cable network Daystar called "Land of the Bible." This event is open to the community and free of charge. The JOIN House is located at 109 Water Oak Lane in Altamonte Springs. Desserts and drinks will be served. To RSVP, visit davidsussman. eventbrite.com and pre-show reception, and may be purchased Online at www.crjorlando.org. Purim Carnival Congregation of Reform Ju- daism is hosting a Purim Car- nival on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the synagogue. The event, which is open to the community, will include Bounce Houses, ridges, carnival games, prizes, a dunk tank, photo booth and costume parade. There will be Hamantashen (of course), popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones for sale. First time attendees who mention they read about K'tanim in the Heritage can attend their first class for free. Pages & Pastries Book Club Congregation Beth Am has begun a Pages & Pastries Book Club. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Panera Bread on 434 across from the Publix at Springs Plaza. Troop 641 and Pack 641 will be celebrating its 40th year of being part of Scouting in the Orlando area. All past alumni of the Troop and Pack are in- vited to celebrate an event that is being planned for the fall. This coming August, the Cub Scout Pak will be inviting and recruiting girls to join the Pack. "We look forward to bring- ing more families together David Sussman The cost is $22 for CRJ members; $25 for community members. Tickets include all rides, interactive entertain- ment, games, Purim crafts and a meal ticket for a hotdog, hamburger or veggie burger, chips and a drink (additional meal tickets are $6) CRJ is located at 928 Malone Drive in Orlando. Proceeds will benefit CRJ youth engagement and temple programming. For more information, visit crjorlando.org or call 407- 645-0444. The club got off to a strong start last month with numer- ous attendees both young and young at heart. Their next event is Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the subject book is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. followed by discussion at 7. Contact the CBA office at 407-862-3505 or shalom@ congbetham.org for more information. enjoying family camping and programs with lots of fun," said Ed Calish, executive director of The Children of Abraham Foundation, Inc. All Jewish Scouts, families and friends of Scouting in Central Florida are invited to celebrate this Scout Shabbat. To RSVP to the Scout Shab- bat, email info@childrenofab- rahamfoundation.com or call 407-389-9272. P