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PAGE 2A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 Tikvah Fund debuts Mai- come with a passion to learn to be prepared to face this monides Scholars Program more about the intersection withenhancedknowledgeand for Jewish high school juniors between their Judaism and sophistication. By building and seniors the modern age. The program an intellectual community, NEW YORK--The Tikvah aims to quench that thirst by these students will have ac- Institute for High School offeringcourseswithseminar cess to fellow students, their Students has announced a leaders and iecturerswho en- instructors and their Tikvah new summer program in part- courage dialogue and debate, mentors who they can turn nership with the Maimonides The programwill highlight to as a resource in the future. Fund, which will take place and discuss the challenges Lecturers and seminar from June 24 through July 8, confronting the Jewish corn- leaders will include: Dr. Dan- 2018. The program is geared munity in Israel, Americaand iel Gordis; Dara Horn; Dr. towards Jewish public and throughout the West. Rec- Michael Doran; Dr. Ronna private school students who ognizing that these students Burger; Dr. Samuel Gregg; are motivated to learn more will face challenges to their Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, about Jewish philosophy, Jewish commitments and Professor Michael (Avi)Hel- culture and history. Students their support of Israel when fand;Dr.DarrenStaloff;Shuli whowillattendthistwo-week they enter college campuses, Taubes; Rabbi Mark Gottlieb immersive summer institute the program empowers them and Kate Havard. Every day that you're outside, you're exposed to dangerous, but invisible, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. Left unprotected, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can seriously damage the eye, leading to cataracts, skin cancer around the eyelid and other eye disorders. Protecting your eyes is important to maintaining eye health now and in the future. Shield your eyes (and your family's eyes) from harmful U1/rays. Wear sunglasses with maximum UV protection. "Maimonides is considered between their religion and the to high school juniors and the quintessential Jewish modern age," said Rabbi Mark seniors. The total cost for renaissance man, combining Gottlieb, founder and dean of the program is $400, which his mastery of and passion the Tikvah Institute for High covers a portion of the actual for Judaism and his commit- School Students. "The goal of costs for books, materials, ment to engage the wider our program is to train these and food. All other onsite world of learning in his roles students to take on leader- program expenses, including as physician and philosopher, ship positions in the Jewish housing, are fully subsidized The Maimonides Scholarscommunity on campus andby the program. Both merit Program is training the next beyond. In order for them to and need-based financial aid generation ofJewish thought- beleaders,we'reteachingthem is available. leaders through this program a broader base of knowledge The application deadline is which will offer dialogue and and wisdom through history, March 6. For more informa- debate around key issues fac- politics and philosophy." tion or to apply, please vis- ing our students and young Theprogramwilltakeplaceit http://www.MaimonidesS- adults today--the intersection at Yale University and is open cholarsorg. gets grant to strengthen Jewish youth programs (JTA)--The pluralistic convention, weekend retreats Maimonides Fund, saidinthe youth movement BBYO will and summer camps, the statement. expand its Jewish learning group said in astatement. It BBYO's CEO, Matthew programs with the help of a will also support Israel edu- Grossman, said the grant $3.9 million grant, cation at BBYO events and would continue to help the On Wednesday, BBYO professional development group engage young Jews. announced that it had re- experiences for full-time "This grant is a critical in- ceived the grant from the employees, gredient in BBYO's efforts to Maimonides Fund, which "We believe that the Jew- buildaworld-widemovementof supports initiatives related ish educators who will be Jewishlyinspiredyoungpeople to education and Jewish brought on to create new who are prepared to strengthen identity in North America content, programs, and ex- their communities, the Jewish and Israel. periences for BBYO members People and each other," he said The grant will be used to will play a vital role in creat- in the statement. to hire educators, speakers ing environments where In2016,thegrouplaunched andsongleaderstoworkwith teens feel more Jewishly ca- a five-year, $90 million cam- BBYO's teen participants at pable and connected," Mark paigninanefforttodoubleits the group's international Charendoff, president of the annual growth rate. Shalom Proucl] t Servins Our mmunit t Never had a chance to be a contestant on The Price Is Right? Always thought you could beat that guy on Jeopardy? Secretly wish you could buy a vowel on Wheel of Fortune? Well, then, "come on down" to Ohev Shalom on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for Game Show Purim. The fun begins at 4 p.m. with COS's annual all-ages community Purim carnival. For $18 ($15 in advance) play as many games as you want, as many times as you want. (Unlimited games for children ages 4 and under for only $5.) Buy kosher food and drinks, get your face painted, and try to find your way out of the Purim Escape Room. And yes, of course, there are prizes! But that's not all. At 6:30 p.m it's time for the Game Show Purim "Best Parts" Megillah-reading. Wear your costume, BYOG (Bring Your Own Gragger) or there will be plenty on hand, and get ready to play your way through the story of Esther, Mordecai, Achasverosh, and the wicked You-Know-Who. And how about this--you'll actually be asked to use your cell phone during services, to join in a few rounds of Kahoot. Sponsorships are available, and get you games passes and food tickets. For details or to order game and food tickets in advance, call 407- 298-4650 or go to https:// www.ohevshalom.org/event/ purimcarniva12018. Share the Purim fun with our elder residents Purim begins at the end of February! (Feb. 28, March 1-2) The Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers will be celebrating with the Elder Residents in many of Orlando's assisted living, independent living, memory care and rehab facilities. There are plenty of "parties~plays" on JP program directors" schedules and they welcome volunteers to come and join in the fun! Please contact the Jewish Pavilion office to participate with programs. Call 407- 678-9363 and "Make a Difference in the Lives of Others"