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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Theater comes to the SOJC This Purim, the South- west Orlando Jewish Congre- gation, will be presenting an original Purim spiel entitled, "Be A Queen, Be A Queen." This laugh filled musical parody of the story of Esther is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and to get your feet tapping. Writer and director, Jules Gelade, has been writing biblical musi- cal parodies for more than 20 years. He started writing Purim spiels and then moved on to four full-length musi- cal parodies that received both local and national at- tention. He is bringing his unique sense of humor to the SOJC for the first time. "Be A Queen, Be A Queen" is a lively production filled with singing, dancing, and comedy. It's a perfect play for the whole family. You may think you already know the story of Esther, but you havenever heard it told this way before. The play will be presented on Sunday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at the SOJC, 1200 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Tickets are $5 per person, $10 max for the whole family. 6 Central Florida students make American Hebrew Academy honor society GREENSBORO, N.C.--The American Hebrew Academy recently extended invitations to 60 students nationwide for admittance into the Ameri- can Hebrew Academy Honor Society. Now in its third year, the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is an international honor society that acknowledges exceptional eighth and ninth grade students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and service to their communities. The honor society is mod- eled after the National Honor Society, receiving recom- mendations, applicant ques- tionnaires and transcripts in an effort to identify the most outstanding young Jewish students in the United States and beyond. There were six inductees from the Orlando area. Madison Cohen of Mai- tland. Madison is praised by her teachers for being a wonderful student with excellent grades and great leadership skills. She shows dedication in everything she does, whether it be academic, athletic or service related. Madison has been volunteer- ing with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for more than seven years and with Cohen Battisti attorney's of- rice for three. She has also been involved in gymnastics for five years. Avery Dyen of Apopka. Avery is President of the Jewish Academy of Orlando's Knesset. She is very involved with her youth group as well as yearbook, tennis and art. Avery sets an example for those around her by mak- ing excellent grades, being involved in afterschool activi- ties and still making time to be a dedicated volunteer the last four years at Bear Lake Elementary. Eli Rosenthal of Orlando. Eli, who has straightA's, is in- volved in the National Junior Honor Society, Kadima, and his school basketball team. Eli won the Digital Media Award from the Orlando Holocaust Center in 2010 and 2011. He is a part of Dukq's Talent Identification Program. Eli has also done volunteer work with the Boy Scouts collecting and donat- ing food to a local food pantry. David Rosenthal of Or- lando. David is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Kadima and his school basketball team. David has also received an award in Digital Media from the Orlando Holocaust Cen- ter, received state recogni- tion for SAT scores and was nominated by his school to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Hannah Schafer of Or- lando. Hannah is a mature intelligent student with outstanding grades whose innate kindness draws people to her. She is president of her SHIFTYyouth group and secretary of her class. Han- nah is also a member of the JAO's Knesset. Jamie Sheer of Orlando. Jamie is a dedicated student with great grades and a genuine desire to help others, say those who know her. At school she is the head of her yearbook club, a member of the National Honor Society, tutors and participates in the environmental club. Jamie has also been a CIT at Camp Gan Israel for the last two years and a teacher's assistant at the Chabad Hebrew School for three years. Students accepted into the Honor Society are invited to attend a Scholars Weekend at the Academy over the weekend of March 23 -25. The Scholars weekend will be on the Academy's 100-acre cam- pus in Greensboro, N.C., the inductees who attend will be presented with an award cer- tificate designed by Mordecai Rosenstein during the induc- tion ceremony. They also have the opportunity to compete for five renewable $20,000 annual merit-based scholarships that will be applied toward the cost of tuition to attend the acad- emy. Students nominated and accepted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Soci- ety are not required to attend the academy. To learn more about the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society, visit its web- site at www.AHAHonorSo- OB TUAR ES ROBERT ALLEN LAWRENCE Robert A. "Bob" Lawrence of Winter Springs died Mon- day, Feb. 13, 2012. He was 89 years old. A Chicago native, he was the son of the late Arthur and Bessie Marks Cohen. He graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago. Following high school Mr. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army's third Infantry Divi- sion during World War II. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action in 1943 in Caserta, Italy and one of his two Purple Hearts in 1944 after landing on the Anzio, Italy beachhead. He served an additional 28 years in the Naval Reserves retiring as a chief petty officer in 1983, After the War, he received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois State Teach- er's College and his master's degree from Louisiana State University, majoring in Music. While at college Mr. Lawrence met the love of his life, Rae Louise Crum and they were married in 1947. They moved to Miami in 1950. Mr. Lawrence served as orchestra and band director for Miami Edison Senior High School and Hia- leah-Miami lakes Senior High School, retiring at the end of 30 years. During that time he also served as conductor of The All Miami Youth Symphony and taught music at the University of Miami. After retirement the Lawrences moved to Orlando, were he enjoyed hiking and camping and was an active member of the Florida Trail Association. Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rae Louise Lawrence and daugh- ters, Jennifer (Louis) Reinoso of DeLand and Melanie Law- rence of Orlando. He is also survived by one grandson and two great-grandsons. He is predeceased by his brother Mortimer A. Lawrence and sister Suzanne Nachenberg. Funeral services with full military honors were held at Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests contributions in memory of Bob Lawrence be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs 32714 (www.hospiceofthecomforter. org) or Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Orlando, 708 Lake Howell Road, Maitland 32751 ( Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. Answers from 05/8/2009 Sudoku (see page 15 for solution) 3 6 6 5 1 4 4 9 7 1 6 2 6 8 5 6 7 3 7 8 3 1 5 5 2 6 9 7 .7 StarPoint Media Fill in the blank squares h* the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. PAGE 7A Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; services: 2nd Friday of every month, times vary depending on the week. Please call to find out service schedule for that particular week. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407- 644-2500;; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Emeritus in Lake Mary. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth E1 (C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386 -804-8283; www.mybeth- shalom.corn; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee, 407-935-0064;; Shabbatservice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 8. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond B each, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala,352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B 'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352- 624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Socia] Hour, 6 p.m.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist