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1 I HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 22, 2008 PAGE 3A Careful you don't go bank- Longwood marketing con-world, it's likely that many of World edition game board, country," said Martin. "It 1935. The votes resulted in rupt for landing on that hotel sultant and Heritage colum- the 'haters' out there will be However, two spaces on the will be exciting to see how the the "Here & Now" versions on Ben Yehuda Street. nist Steve Levine first drew stacking the. deck against boardwiIIbereservedforcities vote will turn out. We hope of the game in each country Monopoly fever has goneour attention to the contest, Jerusalem, making our votes that are nominated througha that fans will vote early and - with often surprising re- global, ahd there's one week and he urges Jerusalem sup- all the more necessary and wild-cardvote.Any city in the often for their favorite cities, suits. In France, Paris never left tovote for board game gi- porters to ignore the chance important." world can be nominated for The game is sold in over 103 made it onto game board. ant Parker Brothers to include to nominate nine other cities, Levine wrote inan e-mail these property spaces, countries around the world In the United States, pow- Jerusalem as part the world- and to "Please ONLY vote for that, as of last week, Jerusa- "Monopoly is the world's and available in 37 language erhouse city Dallas landed wide edition of its addictive Jerusalem--by voting for lemwas at number 23 out of most popular board gameversions. Monopoly is the only in the low-rent district. In real estate game. other cities as well you bump 68 cities eligible for avote. So and it transcends cultural board game that can pull off Australia, fans logged more The company has launched up their numbers and make pass the information on to barriers," said Helen Martin, something as ambitious as a than 17 millionvotes.And in avote to find"the 22 greatest it harder for Jerusalem to get your friends and family and global brand leader for Mo- global vote." the United Kingdom, more cities in the world" to be in- into the top 20." take the opportunity to vote nopolybrand. "Morethan 750 For more than 70 years the votes were cast during the duded on the new Monopoly "It's only a game,', Levine every day up to Feb. 28. millionpeoplehaveplayedthe official Monopoly board has U.K. online vote than were Here & Now: The World Edi- told the Heritage, "but the The city that receives the game since it was first intro- represented elite locations in cast in local elections taking tion game board, idea of a top 20 cities list (or most votes will be placed on ducednearly 75yearsagoand individual cities. However, ptace at the same time. Fans around the world can even a top five) without Jeru- the highest-rent property. To its popularity shows no signs recently Parker Brothers The cities voted onto the visit to salemislikeBaskin&Robbins facilitate voting for Monopoly of slowing down." invited fans of the game to final game board will be an- cast their online votes to help without vanilla, Disney with- fans worldwide, the Web site "The final result of Mo- help update the board in nounced in August. The new createthefirst-everworldwide out Snow White, or a history is available in more than 30 nopoly Here & Now: The their respective countries to Monopoly Here & Now: The edition of the game. Voters of the Yankees without Babe languages. World Edition voting may reflect what the game board WorldEditionwillbeavailable are invitedtocasttheirballots Ruth: Unimaginable! AndThe 20 cities that receive be just as surprising as the wou~d look like if it were in stores around the world in for ten great cities each day of beyondthat--onamoreseri- the most votes will be part of votes conducted in eachcreated today instead of in Autumn2008. the vote, which is open until ous note--since this vote is Monopoly history as the first Feb. 28. being taken throughout the cities selected to be on the to New Orleans Lisa Kipersztok (1) and Lauren Friedman went on Hillel's alternative spring break trip in March 2007. By Andrew Stein organization itself, Hillel un- derstands the importance of In the wake of Hurricane helping out the community, Katrina's devastating effects evenifthat community is not on the Gulf Coast in 2005, intheirownarea.Despitethe Central Florida Hillelplans to amount of work that has been lend a helping hand to those done in the past few years in need for the second year on the damaged coast, there in a row. As a non-profit are still plenty of families living without a home of their own and in great need of support. In a project aimed at re- building New Orleans, Central Florida Hillel will be taking 17 students, along with two staff members, on an alterna- tive spring break trip to New Orleans this year. In an effort called "Hillel Builds," this group will travel to the Gulf Coast to volunteer their time to rebuild homes for families who lost everything during Hurricane Katrina. The group trip will take place from March 9 - 16, meanifig those who are in at- tendance from the University of Central Florida are giving up their usual spring break in order to help others, result- ing in the ultimate mitzvah. There are already a handful of students signed up for thetrip, but those interested can still sign up to make a difference in someone else's life. To find out more information about the logistics of the trip and how to get involved or make a donation, call 407-382-658 or e-mail r, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando's After School Enrichment Academy will begin its fourth session of the year on March 10, offering a wide variety of after-school activities: classes in art, dance, drama, music and athletics. The program is open to elementary and middle school students in the community. For all of the budding artists, there are three art classes taught by Christie Miga. Sculpture for grades 2 and up is just one of the offerings. Kids will enjoy creating three-dimensional art withearthenware clay, wire, glazes, paint and found objects. The students will create recycled wire, mixed- media sculptures, ceramics and more. There is also a general art class offered for all ages. This class will teach new artists many forms of art including paint- ing, sculpture, photography, drawing and more. And the ' director Ensley Allan for an JCC is offering process art action-packed class designed for kindergartners through for kids and teens ages 9 - 15 second graders. This class years old. Students meet twice is filled with creativity and a week for workouts in the imagination. The focus ~vill fitness center, group exercise be on the process of creating, classes such as kickboxing, while makinginterestingand body sculpt and outdoor ac- beautiful art. The students tivities such as team building will learn about abstract art, ontheobstaclecourse.Actfast collages and more. because this class only has The Athletic Academy eight spots available. classes have also been very For more information and popular with kids and teens courseschedules,visittheJCC of all ages. The gymnastics Web site at www.orlandojcc. club is for kids 5 - 11 years old org, or call Gwendolyn Blake and is taught by Heidi Towle. at the youth desk at 407-645- In this club, the students will 5933, ext. 249. Enrichment learn the fundamentals of bar, Academy brochures are avail- beam, vault, floorandringsin able at the youth desk and afungymnasticenvironment, at the sports and wellness For this class, all levels are desk. welcome. To learn about helping out Tween/Teen Fit is for teens and being a part of a commit- who just want to be fit. Are teetoimprovetheafterschool you ready to build strength academy, contact Jennifer and increase cardiovascular Becher, Cultural Arts Direc- endurance while learning tor, at 407-645-5933, ext. the basics of exercise and 246 or e-mail JenniferB@ nutrition? Then join fitness LAW OFFICE OF Auto Accidents Wrongful Death Nursing Home Negligence Defective Products Slip & Fall Dental Malpractice Dog Bites Insurance Claims "Prepared to fight for you!" 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