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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 22, 2008 Campers and counselors had fun at Machaneh Ohev. CongregationOhevShalom it beginning at 8 a.m. and the first year of Machaneh will hold its second year of extending until 5:30 p.m. Ohev," say organizers, "was Machaneh Ohev the week Machaneh Ohev is under that all the children and staff of June 16 - 20 at the syna- the direction of Amy Geboff, kneweachotherandwereone gogue, director ofYout.hand Family big happy family." Machaneh Oh v, for chil- Education at Congregation There will be a minimum of dren entering grades K - 5 in Ohev Shalom. She is assisted one staff member to five chil- the fall, is a Jewish specialty by family coordinator Ela dren per group, but the ratios camp and open to the Or- Crespin and program assis- willlikelybeevensmaller. The lando Jewish community. It tent Tracey Levy. The camp COSteensandcollegestudents is designed to give children counselors are high school Iove camp as much as the chil- a positive, fun, hhnds-on and college-age students, dren do, and many are willing Jewish experience. Each day most of whom have gone to work as volunteers. In the is programmed around a dif- through the COS Madrichim first year, there were 22 staff ferenttheme.Themesinclude programandhavestaffedCOS and 47 children. Israel, Jewish Culture (in- children's programs. All the Machaneh Ohev is under- cluding food, art and music), staff share an enthusiasm for written by the Joseph and Famous Jews, Bible, Mitzvot Judaism. They love children Frieda Ross Foundation. The and Jewish History. There is and love to have fun. cost for non-COS members a balance of activities among The Education committeeis $170 for the first child and singing, games, art, cooking, of Ohev Shalom is the volun- $150 for siblings. The cost andphysicalactivity, aswellas teer committee that oversees for COS members is $100 water sports--which includes the program. HeatherConck- for the first child and $75 for water inflatable equipment lin and Rachel Slavkin are the siblings. and above ground pools, two chairpeople of Machaneh For moreinformationabout The camp day begins at 9 Ohev. The Educationcommit- Machaneh Oh v, contactAmy a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. tee has set a maximum of 80 Geboff at 407-298-4650 or e- There is before- andafter-care children for. camp. "One of mail educator@ohevshalom. available for those who need the wonderful things about org. Students in the primary grades at the religious school at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood participated in the Friday Family-Friendly Ser- vice on Feb. 1. The Consecra- tion service is traditionally the first formal participation of the youngest students in a congregation's worship service. Special recognition was given to the kindergarten class and the students in the first and second grades who are new to the school. Kabbalat Shabbat services at Beth Am are held at 7 p.m. once each month; and this 7 p.m. service was the perfect opportunity for the congre- gation to meet its "y'ladim." Phil Kaprow, Beth Am's vice president of Education and Youth, said, "This is what a Beth Am religious education is all about. Our youngest students have taken their first steps on our bimah. We want them to be comfortable in the service, with Hebrew to all Ly: a and the tunes of Shabbat. They are the fruit of our Beth Am family tree; and they sure were sweet." The 56 children in Beth Am's pre-kindergarten, kin- Congregation Beth Am's kindergarten class of 2007-2008. dergarten, first and second Evi, Joel Sherwin, Stephanie ported their children, the gradeclassesworkedhardto Golub, Jessica Kane andschool and the congregation. learn the songs and prayers Joanna Cohen. These educa- Additional photos of the toheightentheShabbatspir- tors are very proud of their students can be seen on the it 0f joy. Their teachers are students and the parents Beth Am Web site at www. Nomi Sherwin, Kerry Ben- who enthusiastically sup- CongBethAm.org. FREE ESTIMATES ALL OF OUR SERVICE IS GUARANTEED Monthly o Bi-Monthly o Yearly Quarterly Residential Commercial (Custom Schedules) . Full Service Termite Protection . Full Lawn & Ornamental Program e . Fleas AntsTent Fumngahonc . Roaches. Termites WWW.GHPESTCONTROL.COM SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA SINCE qsm] 1Ot5 W. list Street Sanford, FL 32"~P! In Howe Plmmdql AvnllnlMo Fourteen students and staff from Central Florida Hillel helped tidy up Lockwood Boulevard, just outside of the University of Central Florida campus. Students helped pick up more than five bags of trash, and labeled eight storm drains surrounding the road, reminding on-goers not to litter. Lockwood Boulevard has something of a sentimen- tal value to UCF Hillel, for it's the same road that will be leading in to the future site of the organization. "It felt great to do our part to help the environment, remind drivers not to litter, and to clean up the future entrance to Hill l," says Fran- nit Marmorstein, UCF Hillel president. This event was part of the holiday of Tu B'Shevat, and was a Green Day celebration put on by Hillel in collabora- tion with the Center for En- ergy and Sustainability and the UCF Physical Plant. This event helped get the word out to the UCF campus about-the environment and sustain- ability. Dara Shore (1), Joel Goldstein, Justin Roisman, Brooke Schneider, Even Magdovitz, Michelle Cardona and Frannie Marmorstein know that all roads lead to HiUel or at least Lockwood Boulevard does.