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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY,15, 2013 2nd AnnualMan Cave will have a touch of magic How do you entertain hundreds of Central Flori- da's men? Good food, booze, fancy cars, luxury jets and a little bit of magic. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is host- ing its Second Annual Man Cave from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the corporate hangar complex at ELJ Aviation, 4130 Cen- terline Lane, Sanford. The Man Cave is a Men's Division The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center has announced that its February Educa- tion Forum will feature a presentation by local writer Greg Dawson. He will be discussing his latest book, "Judgment Before Nurem- berg." The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thurs- day, Feb. 21 atthe Holocaust Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. Dawson has been well PAGE 3A fundraiser in support of the JFGO's annual campaign. .The event will feature cigars, a bourbon tasting and open bar, food trucks, private jets, exotic cars and more. Guestswill schmooze in the corporate hangar complex at ELJ Aviation in Sanford while strolling through luxury automo- biles, Ducati motorcycles and private jets. This year's event will fea- ture magician, Kostya Kim lat, who has been delighting audiences around the world for more than !5 years with his magic. When he's not traveling to convention centers, theaters and hotels around the world, perform- ing at corporate functions, speaking at meetings, and entertaining at high-end private events Kimlat makes his home in downtown Orlando. In effort to raise funds for JFGO's annual campaign, the event will also feature a raffle filled with prizes and a live auction featuring a- flight in an L-39 fighter jet, donated by Mauiva. Eri'c Norber, owner of ELJ Avia- tion, has donated a sunset champagne flight. The lucky raffle winner will enjoy a luxurious sunset flight for up to six people in a private jet around the skies of Orlando. An event organizer said JFGO thanks its event com- mittee: Scott Abramson, Gary Baumgarten, David Big- ney, A.J. Kronenberg, Ryan Lefkowitz, Brian Margolis, Eric Norber, Craig Pearlman, Bill Sholk and Michael Soil. This event is sponsored by Baumgarten Financial, Ber- man Property Maintenance & Construction, Craig Pearl- man, The Bigney Law Firm, BB&T, Orlando Hyperbarics, Dawson to talk about his latest book, 'Judgment Before Nuremberg' received at the Holocaust Center discussing his earlier book, "Hiding in the Spot- light." In it, he tells about his mother's harrowing escape from near-certain death in the Holocaust and  the remarkable story of her survival. While researching his mother's past, Dawson and his wife, Candyl traveled to Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe. There, they found evidence of the early years of the Holocaust that had been unavailable to scholars for decades. The suppression of texts, testi- mony and other documenta- tion has resulted in gaps in the understanding how, and when, and where the mass exterminations began. The title of Dawson's lat- est book Was drawn from a nearly forgotten event in Holocaust history: the first Nazi war crimes trial that took place in the small community of Kharkov (Ukraine) in December 1943, a full two years before the well-known trials at Nuremberg. Dawson calls Ukraine the "final frontier of Holocaust literature and scholarship," an acknowledgment of the 50 years of secrecy that preceded the dissolution of the Iron Curtain. He says his decision to write the book came because so little had been written about this part of Holocaust history, par- ticularly for a lay audience. This Education Forum will provide participants with an opportunity to talk to the author about his journey to uncover the his- tory of Ukraine. He will also discuss emerging informa- tionabout the development of the Final Solution. In- service points for teachers are available for this event. Reservations are sug- gested but not required. Ducati, Contemporary Mort- gage Services, Mauiva, La- z- Boy, Orlando City Soccer, Cigarz on the Avenue, Loud Mouth Golf, and Venture Photography. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's mission is to nurture a unified Jewish comm'unity that transcends generations and neighbor- hoods. For more informa- tion visit, or call 407- 645-5933. Greg Dawson Registration being taken for MACHANEH OHEV It's time to make your child's summer plans! En- roll your child in the most fun Jewish week of the year, MACHANEH OHEV for chil- dren entering Pk-8th grade in the fall. MACHANEH OHEV will take place the week of June 10-14. The camp day begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. with before and after care available for an ad- ditional charge. MACHANEH OHEV takes place at the Congregation Ohev Shalom at 613 Con- course Pkwy S. Maitland and is open to the entire Jewish community regardless of synagogue membership. What makes MACHANEH OHEV special? There is no camp like it in the Orlando area. MACH- ANEH OHEV combines Jew- ish and fun to offer children an intense Jewish experience under the auspices of the Conservative movement. Children will come home singing Jewish songs you might have never heard be- fore or even sing the Birkat Hamazon in the shower. They. will live and think about God, participate in mitzvot and experience Jewish holidays in a way that can't be matched These are the Central Flor- ida Purim events that have been reported to the Heritage by press time. Check with your synagogue or Jewish organization to find out about others that may not have been reported to the paper. Chabad Jewish Center Purim Esters (Oscars) Award Dinner, celebrating "Purm in Hollywood" with comedian Joel Chasnoff. Megillah reading is at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and party at 5:30 p.m, Sunday Feb. 24 at 708 Lake Howell Road, Mait- land. There will be a complete children's program. The cost is $36 adults, $18 for children under 12. RSVP required at or 407-644-2500, ext. 0. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando Chabad Luvavitch of North Orlando presents "AVery Hap- py Purim" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Cost: $10 per person. Festival features comedian Esther Rachel Russel, a magic show for ages 2-12, children's costume contest, Megillah reading with animated slide show, dinner buffet. RSVP before Feb. 20. Congregation Beth Sholom Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburgis celebrating Pu- and music. Rabbi Karen Allen will lead a brief Havdalah ser- vice followed by the Megillah reading. Guests are welcome. There is more information at http://BethSholomFlorida. org or call Linda Bork at 352-315-0309 to RSVP or for more information. They are at 315 N. 13th St. (entrance on Center Street) in Leesburg. Congregation Ohev Shalom The community is wel- come to celebrate Purim at Megillah reading Saturday night Feb. 23 and the Purim Carnival Sunday Feb. 24 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Megillah read- ing begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night and will feature shtick and parodies by members and the COS youth groups. Refreshments will follow. The full Megillah will be read at 9 p.m. Sunday. The Purim Carnival on Sunday will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The COS Purim carnival has gotten a face-lift with many new games from Xtreme Entertainment. In addition to Purim themed games, there will be Human Bowling where you are in the ball! Try your hand at human sized Jenga or Connect Four. Put your whole body into Oversized Twister or have fun rimat 5:15 p.m, Saturday.The " at the Shushan 500with adult evening will begin with a pot tricycles. Haman's Haunted luckdinner, foll .odbygames House will be presented by 4 at Hebrew school. They will learn Hebrew words through the daily "Hebrew Word of the Day Story." On Friday families will be invited to join their camper for an extended day to welcome Shabbat and L'Hitraot to each other. Are you concerned that your child will feel like they are at Hebrew school? It doesn't feel like school at all. Classrooms are group "bunks." Swimming pools and water slides are outside. The building is transformed to be camp friendly. Lunch is eaten outside. The building is dedicated to the children that week. No where will you find a more dedicated group of Jew- ish teens and college students who are counselors, who love being Jewish. They are awe- some role models who love to play and have fun but also do Birkat and lead Jewish songs. Your child will see that being Jewish is "cool." You won't see staff sitting around watching the kids play. You will see counselors playing with the children, in the pool, doing the crafts and leading the activities. Sometimes they seem to be having more fun than the kids! The staff ratio Purim party plans COSUSY. Of course there is a bounce house, prizes, face painting and food and a 50/50 cash drawing. The cost is $5 per person for unlimited games. Food sold separately. Congregation Ohev Shalom is at 613 Concourse Parkway S., Maitland. For more in- formation go to the website or call 407-298-4650. Comgregation of Reform Judaism "Les Mis, Les Megillah" A family.friendly inter- generational Purimspeil at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at CRJ sanctuary, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando.A Purimspiel by Norman Roth based on the story of"Les Miserables" with a Purim twist. Directed by Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer. Assistant Director: Sandy Goodkind. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children under 12; $25 fam- ily of four 4. Tickets available at CRJ by calling 407-645- 0444 or online at http://bit. ly/purimspeil. Purim Carnival for all ages from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Games, obstacle course, ponyxides, face paint- ing, tie dye, tattoos, princess makeovers, paper airplane contests, science fun, arts and crafts hamentashen, hot dog bar and more. Tickets: Pur- chase tiek in advance and receive $25 of tickets for only $20. Plus receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win two Aquatica tickets. Tickets will be available for 50 cents each at the carnival. Purchase tick- ets in advance online : http:// To volunteer contact Julie at jvarkonyi@ Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation Family friendly Purim services at 7:15 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23 with ice cream social to follow. Sunday February 24:9 a.m. Purim morning services, including full reading of the Book of Esther; from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Queen Esther's Purim Carnival. Bracelets include unlimited play (ex- cept for dunk tank), hot dog combo, 1 treat ticket and 1 dunk ticket. First bracelet $22, second sibling bracelet $20, third and any other sib- ling bracelet $18. Individual tickets are $1 each. SOJC is at 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 407-730-7343 or Temple Israel Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Megillah reading. De- sign your own mask or buy one. Wear a funny hat. Wear an entire costume. You decide. There will be noisemakers aplenty so that when Ha- man's name is mentioned, is a minimum of five children .to one staffbut most likelywill be even better. The COS teens love to be at the synagogue and have fun at camp as much as the kids do. Not to worry, there is "ma- ture" staff as well that work with director Amy Geboff as well as parent volunteers and committee members. Your child will getto know the entire camp and all the counselors by the end of the week, not just those in their camp group. They will feel like they are part of a big family by the end of the week and have made new friends. This teaches the true meaning of being part of a community. Most importantly, your child will enjoy being a child and have fun in a safe, well- supervised, Jewish environ- ment. MACHANEH OHEV is underwritten by a generous grant from the Joseph and Frieda Ross Foundation. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. For more information, contact Amy Geboffat educa-, call the synagogue at 407-298-4650 or go to the website www. the noisemakers will go into high gear. Stay for delicious hamantaschen after the Me- gillah reading. Open to the community (in the sanctuary and the social hall). Sunday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.-- Morning minyan. Megillah readingwill take place. Open to the community (in the chapel). Sunday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.--Children's Purim Carnival. Tickets for games may be purchased ahead of time (4/$1) or at the carnival (3/$1). There will be indoor and outdoor games, a cakewalk and lunch will be a,dailable. Open to the community (in the social hall and in the parking lot and vacant lot next to the synagogue). Temple Israel is at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. BABY GRAND PIANO FOR SALE! Beautiful, cherry wood baby and piano byWm. 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