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i PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 DELAND--Stetson Uni- versity presents the George H. Shriver Lectures: "Re- ligion in American His- tory--The Urban Origins of American Judaism" with lec- turer Deborah Dash Moore, the Frederick G.L. Huetwell professor of history at the University of Michigan and director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. The lectures will be "Syna- gogues," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28; "Streets," noon, Wednes- Stetson hosts lectures on 'Urban Origins of American Judaism' day, Feb. 29; and "Stories," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. All lectures are free and will be in the Stetson Room, on the second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. Dr. George Shriver, a 1953 Stetson graduate, endowed the George H. Shriver Lectures at Stetson University in appreciation for his educational experi- ence as an undergraduate. The creation of this series is a fulfillment of one of his dreams and joins together two of his academic pas- sions-religious studies and history. The purpose of these lectures is to bring to Stetson's campus distin- guished scholars who lec- ture on the role of religion in shaping America's past and present. These lectures explore the urban origins of American Judaism across three centuries through the lens of synagogues, streets and stories. These narratives convey to future generations the experiences of Jewish urban life. Moore taught in the Reli- gion Department of Vassar College for many years. She specializes in 20th century American Jewish history and has written a number of books including: "At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews" (1981); "To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A." (1994); "Cityscapes: A History of New York in Images" (2001); "American Jewish Identity Politics" (2008); "GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation" (2004) and"B'nai B'rith and the Challenge of Ethnic Leadership" (1981). She edited the Jewish Women in America: An Historical En- cyclopedia (1997) and "Gender and Jewish History" (2010). More information: contact Dr. Mitchell Reddish, profes- sor and department chair of Religious Studies, at mred-, or call 386-822-8930. Sharing Shabbat Deborah Dash Moore Minnie (1), Melanie, Max and Bea enjoy Shabbat at Orange Blossom Senior Living. When Max's mother was in B'nai Mitzvah labor on a Saturday, she was Aaron Lubell Wladis, son of Alan and Shari Wladis of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, March 3 at Congregation Ohev Shalom, Maitland. Aaron is in the seventh grade at the Jewish Acad- emy of Orlando where he is a member of the Theatre Department production and the basketball team. His hobbies and interests include reading, basketball and history. He is also a member of the Jewish Com- munity Center Rebels basketball team. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Aaron's broth- ers, Jacob and Evan; grandparents, Lauren and Richard Ward of East Northport, N.Y. and Roberta and George Wladis of Syracuse, N.Y., as well as uncles, aunts and cousins from New York and Maryland. Y-Tloryan 00eiss Morgan Weiss, daugh- ter of Stacey and Shel- don Weiss of Heathrow, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 3 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Morgan is in seventh grade at Millennium Mid- dle School, where she is in the Pre-International Bac- calaureate program. Her favorite classes are chorus and geography. Morgan is a competitive swimmer with the Seminole Aquatics swim club, her most competitive event is the 200 free. Her newest passion is performing with the Wekiva River Players Theater Group, where she is currently rehearsing for her role in "Seussical the Musical." Sharing in the family's simcha will be Morgan's sister, Samantha; grandparents, Marilyn and Leo Weiss from Montreal, and Molly and Howard Cohen from Boca Raton; and family and friends from Florida and around unwilling to violate Shabbat and take a taxi. Instead, she walked the two miles to the hospital. Max shared the story of his birth after a recent Shabbat service at Orange Blossom Senior Living. Melanie Baxt, a new program director for the Jewish Pavilion in South Orlando, led the prayers and talked about the holiday of Tu B'Shevat. Residents shared their memories of JNF "pushkas" and coin cards used to pur- chase trees in Israel. Jean (1) and Melanie celebrate Shabbat at Orange Blossom Senior Living. Marchesano leads monthly music program at Horizon Bay Roger Blair (1), Armand Marchesano, Sonja Marchesano, Howard Herman and Larry Unger perform for residents at Horizon Bay on Boston Avenue. program at Horizon Bay will thiswonderfulafternoonwith For more information on Armand Marchesano and his orchestra delighted the residents Feb. 12 at Hori- zon Bay on Boston Avenue. This team performed some favorite oldies that had the audience singing, clapping and smiling. The joy thatwas permeated throughout the room was infectious, said an event or- ganizer. Machesano's talent comes from his almost 76 years of experience of playing the trumpet. This concert was made possible due to the Jewish Pavilion and its volunteers. The Jewish Pavilion provides activities, programs and events to the Jewish residents at assisted living and nurs- ing homes around Central Florida. 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