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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 PAGE 7A lab at Angelique, a Family Sta- ways this has been great, she card system. Her paycheck bilization Program client, is has been able to spend time goes into an account which an ALICE (Asset Limited In- with her children and have she draws funds from similar come Constricted Employed flexibility in her schedule, on to a bank's debit card system. person). Since losing her the other hand she still has When she recently went to job last year, she has been many bills to pay. The day use the card, she noticed her working day labor jobs as a labor company pays using a balance was lower than what temporary worker. In some local shopping store's money she recalled. Further inves- By Richard H. Schwartz It is hoped that the ques- tions below will be help- ful to people leading Tu B'Shevat seders, as a way to increase audience participa- tion. Suggested responses are given following the questions. Please send me suggestions for additional questions and for improved answers, the Temple was destroyed and 2. shade 1. What is the origin of they emphasized the eating 3. wood for fires and warmth Tu B'Shevat? of many fruits, especially 4. beauty Tu B'Shevat is first men- those from the seven species 5. serenity tioned in the Mishneh (Rosh mentioned in Deuteronomy 6. oxygen Hashanah 1:1) as a cut-off andother fruits mentioned in 7. sink for CO2 date for the tithing of fruits the Hebrew scriptures and/or 8. reduction of flooding for the Temple priests and for common to Israel. 9. reduction of erosion the poor. 4. Why was the 15th 10. maple syrup 2. ere is Tu B'Shevat of Shevat singled out Richard H. Schwartz, menUoned in the Tan- to be the 'New Year forPh.D., is Professor Emeri- aeh? Trees?" tus, College of Staten Is- It is not mentioned there at This is the date when in land; Author of "Judaism all. It is first mentioned in the Israel generally the heavy and Vegetarianism," "Ju- Mishneh, asmentionedabove, rain has ended, the ground is daism and Global Sur- 3. Why are we consider- startingtowarmup, thesapis viral, .... Mathematics and ing trees and fruits andstarting to flow in trees, and Global Survival," and "Who nature in the middle of the almond trees (Shakadim) Stole My Religion? Revital- the winter? are starting to bud. izing Judaism and Apply- The kabbalists of Sefat 5. What are 10 benefitsing Jewish Values to Help restored the holiday in the that we get from trees?Heal Our lmperiled Planet," 16th century after it had lost Benefits include: andover200articlesatJew- its usefulness in 70 CE when 1. fruit and nuts tigation led to the discovery that someone had used her card number for fraudulent charges. After contacting the card company and the police, she was directed to file a claim on line. Angelique does not have access to a computer at home, but knew she could come to JFS Orlando's new computer lab for assistance because she had previously utilized the computer lab during her search for employ- ment. Angelique immediately contacted her FSP case man- ager who was there to assist Angelique in filing the claim with the help of JFS Orlando's new technology. Last year, JFS Orlando received a grant for over $150,000, through the Orange County CommunityDevelop-was that the computer lab ment Block (CDBG) grant would also be used to fight program used to create a new identity theft of a client. lobby space and upgrading See the renovations and the building entry to be ADA the impact JFS Orlando is accessible. These renovations making in the community also allowed the agency to de- by attending a tour, called sign space for a computer lab Coffee Connection, of the with 8 computer carrels. The facility. Tours take place the computer lab was funded in lastThursdayofeverymonth. partbyagrantfromtheFran- The next Coffee Connection ces and Joseph Victor Fund at will be on Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. Central Florida Foundation. Coffee and a light breakfast Executive Director Eric are served. Reservations are Geboffsaid,"with these funds requested to Mary LeeWalker wecancreateaworkingspace at 407-644-7593, ext. 241, or to assist and educate our cli- by email to marylee.walker@ entsas they seek employment opportunities. With the new After February, upcoming computer lab, JFS Orlando tour dates will be March 30, will providecomputerrelated April 27, May 25, June 29, classes for the entire commu- July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28 and nity." What he didn't know Oct. 26. Join the Stone Family At Westchester of Winter Park, a premier Assisted Living Community providing customized care and services in a palatial environment in Winter Park, Florida. Licensed nursing staff is in the building 24 hours each day. Multiple room options at affordable room rates and care level fees. Many services are included in the room rate. The Community entrance fee is $500. Join us for Shabbat every Friday and stay for a tour of our community. Please contact our Community Liaison for further information. A ~OT ~OR PRO~!1 ~ACttt~