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PAGE 8 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 14 [ 251 South At,anticAve B b sketb 11 b i g ho CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS 0rmondBeach. Costoflunch oys a a r n s me is $10 per person. New meta- l Copy for publication must be typed and bers are welcome. For infor- MAITLAND--Two of the ham, Ala.; Sarasota, Fla.; Kaplan, IsaacK I doublespaced,andintheHERlTAGEofficeby mation and reservations call JewishCommunityCenterof Charlotte, N.C. and Jackson- Gorovitz, Arnon Ka [ Wednesday noon ofthe week preceding publi- Phyllis at 904-672-7929 or Greater Orlando s Selectville, Fla. compe!ed for the Ohad Linder, BI ] cation. Copy received late will be published in Heddaat407-673-0478byFeb. Youth Basketball teams top honors. "B~e're veryAl'bertson and [ the next issue, ifstilltimely. Mail news releases 17. proudly returned home proudoftheseboys,"boaste~t Margolis. ] to HERITAGE, P.O. Box 300742, Fern Park, Rishona Chaverot "bearing gold." The tearns their coach, Dana Penrod. Sporting the gold f Fl~a~aol.com> Hadassah Book had just finished competing "These kidsworkedveryhard 13 through 15yearold in the Third Annual Jackson- throughout the season, they varsity boys were team Club villeMini-MaccabiBasketball playedwelltogetherasateam bets: Daniel Feinberg, Brandeis The Brandeis University National Women's Commit- tee and their Men's Club are having a day of art Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Artists' Workshop, Canal St New Smyrna Beach. Local New Smyrna artist, Charon Lubbers will present a talk and slide show of her lat- est works. Lubbers is presently the curator of the Strappo ex- hibit in the Rose Room at the Peabody Auditorium. She re- cently had a one woman show there. Her work has been shown in galleries in New York and DeLand. Following the show, op- The Rishona Chaverot tional lunch at the Riverview Group of Hadassah Book Club ttotel, will meet at 10 a.m. on Mort- For reservations and direc- day, Feb. 24 in the Youth tions call Cherna at 386-428~ LoungeofCongregationOhev 1406 or e-mail cherna2 Shalom. Adrienne Korr will @msn.com. The donation is reviewandleadthediscussion $3. Nonmembers may attend of Naomi Regan's most recent one interest group prior to book, Chains Around the joining Brandeis. Grass, a sensitive and mean- Greater Daytona ingfulautobiographical novel. Beach Hadassah The next book under con- sideration is The Old Neigh- The Greater Daytona Beach borhood, a novel by the au- Chapter of Hadassah will con- thor of Kramer vs. Kramer, duct a general club meeting Avery Corman.Checkwiththe followed by lunch concluding library system for copies of with a variety of card parties the book. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 For information contact a.m. at the Surfside Resort, EstherAsherat407-831-2766. If you are a teenager with an interest in film, than don't miss this amazing opportunity. Last year, the Jewish Community Center held it's first Teen Film Festival, offering local teens the chance to compete and show- case their talent in film. This year the JCCTFF is accepting videos from high school stu- dents from both Seminole and Orange County. Local aspiring filmmakers who are eager to exhibit their work to the local community should contact the JCCTFF at 407-756-9123 orask their high school teachers. Students can submit films in for three differ- ent levels of awards in four different categories. There will be cash prizes and students are allowed to submit formally made films and videos. The Festival is run for teens and by teens; Adam Ben-Evi, Ryan Finnegan, and Jonathan Osteen have coordinated the festival. Pleased with last year's re- suits and even more excited about this year's, Ben-Evi says, "I'm particularly looking for- ward to seeing how the student's style of expression has changed and evolved from the films submitted last year." "We were very impressed last year with the skills and talent of film students in the local area," Jonathan Osteen says, Teen Film Festivai coordinators JONA THAN OSTEEN, (1) ADAM BEN.EVI, and RYAN FINNEGAN. "I'm excited to see the level of stylefortheExperimentalCat- creative genius students will egory, where they are given present to us this year." complete creative freedom. Judges are hired to evaluate "Theentire processhasbeen films from the four different a great and rewarding learning film categories, experience for me personally, One category, Public Ser- and I hope we can share that viceAnnouncement, gives stu- withall those who participate," dents the opportunity tosays Finnegan. presentan issue that they think This festival opens up new troubles society, doors in allowing local youth There is also the opportu- to express themselves artisti- nity to make a video in accor- cally through film. There will dance with a song or any self- be an awards and showcase cer- made music through the Mu- emony on March 27 at 7 p.m. in sic Video Category. the Auditorium of the Jewish The Documentary Short al- Community Center's Maitland lows the filmmakers to exhibit Campus. any interesting subject matter This occasion will not only of their choice, be an extraordinary night, but Lastly, students can produce will also represent "Hollywood avideoofanyideainanyunique only smaller." ~:~ Having Fun Fundraising Rishona-Chaverot Group of Hadassah held two Layette Luncheons recently to raise money for the Mother and Child ~avillon at the Hadassah Hospital. The luncheon shown here was held at the home ofEdith Schulman, co-president of the group. It was co-hosted by Schulman, Shirley Kohn and Natalie Schneider. Enjoying the gourmet meal are (1- r seated): MARGE PARISER, NELLIE ROTH, GLORIA HAYMAN, NATALIE SCHNEIDER, JUDY POLLAK, FLO KRAMER and BARBARA BECKER. (Standing, l-r) SHIRLEY KOHN, ARLENE SOMMERS, EDITH SCHULMAN, ISABELLE SEIKIN and JERI LEAVITT. The second Layette Luncheon was co-hosted by Ruth Sage and Rita Weissmann. Invitational hosted by the and it paid off." Minkow, SamNebel Jewish Community Alliance Representing the Orlandoliams, Ryan Stephens, in Jacksonville, on Jan. 19 JCC in the 12 and under cat- Sokoloff, Michael and 20. egory (mini-Maccabi team) Mike Matinchek, Along with Central were: Charlie Shader, Daniel Ludin, Aaron Ludin ! Florida, teamsfromBirming- Halperin, Ari Serf, Aaron Zachary Shader. Straining to understand simple questions in French and Hebrew delivered by Mireille Hays, Jim Johnson and Dr. Ken Hanson, the English speaking gimel class at Con- gregation Bet Chaim in Casselberry experienced con- fusion similar to Jewish im- migrants at Ellis Island many years ago. Interpreters, Diane Zoock, and Steve Cohn assisted with documenting basic family data at the intake desk. Each "immigrant" took a vision test and a basic health exam, performed by Richard and Meril Salzburg and the citizen's exam monitored by Robin Monti, Rachael Grayand Lynn Edinger - some many times before given permission to enter the United States. Af- ter an hour of frustration and confusion mixed with humor- ous antics from the "inspec- tors," an after-action review led by Carol Cohn, revealed the success of the hour. The students responded with new insight; all were prac- tically exploding with thoughts and questions about how many of their great- grandparents entered the country that promised free- dom and opportunity. Mrs. Cohn gave the 12 - 15 year old girls and boys a sig- nificant history lesson cover- ing many details of the hard- ship and challenge our recent "Immigrant" WILLIAM GREEN at intake desk. "Chief Inspector" CAROL COHN with "immi ancestors overcame. It is clear Congregation Bet this was a pivotal lesson for Casselberry or would thestudentsinattendanceand explore membership, will no doubt be repeated in 407-830-7211. Leave a the future, sage with contact If you would like your child phone number, to begin a Jewish education at be returned. "Will My Grandchildren Grow Up To Be Jewish?" a dis- cussion and support group for parents of interfaith couples is scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 24, 1 - 3 p.m. at Jewish Family Services, 2100 Lee Rd The George Wolly Center in Winter Park. There is no charge to attend. This discussion group is their Jewish identity designed to help grandparents ditions with their better understand their inter dren who live in faith family relationships, families. Grandparents Connect is a BrendaS.Faibel program developed by Jewish is Family Services and the Jew- ents Connect. For ish Outreach Institute and tions Jewish Connection Partner- 644-7593 or ship for grandparents to share bsrfaiber@hotmail.cor~ Hazak is the United Syna- gogue of Conservative Judaism's organization for active mature Jews 55+. The group will receive its "Char- ter" for the new chapter dur- ing services at Temple Israel on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The goal of Hazak is to pro- mote Judaism through projects and experiences both Hazak, will be at in our own synagogue and in Israel to present the community. Hazak of ter. Temple Israel has pledged to Services for identify itself with the United on Feb. 15 will be Synagogue of Conservative Sh~ Judaism a world wide recog- Maitland Boulevard. nized organization. For more ArleneCorsover, director tactMarg~ of the Southeast Region of 2029. The Adult Department of the JCC is excited to an- nounce an upcoming singles event entitled "Ju- daism and Relationships." The charismatic speaker, Rabbi Yosef Konikov, of Chabad - Lubavitch of South Orlando, will discuss sch~ Judaism's perspective on re- p.m. in the Senior lationships, sex and the fam- the JCC in Maitland. I ily. Come learn and inter- is $3 act with other singles and no~ meet new people, mation or to R.S.V.P This singles event is open to call singles 20s- 50s. The event is ext. 245.