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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 PAGE 3A Group shot of last year's J-Serve team. By Sarah Cooper Save the date! The J-Serve Teen Task Force is more than excited to introduce J-Serve Orlando 2017 on Sunday, March 5, at I p.m. at the JCC. J-Serve is the international day of Jewish youth service, and has greatly impacted the greater Central Florida community for many years. This year, we as a teen Task force decided that J-Serve will focus on love and diversity, with projects focusing on LGBTQ+ inclusion and honoring our local elders (specifically, the 39ers, a day group for seniors at The Roth Family JCC.) Participants will get the chance to choose whichever project is more suited for them, as well as earn four community service hours. "Since J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, we feel more connected to the projects assover wine Sarah Cooper, Eli Goldberg and Aaron Wladis. because we're all young people ourselves. Through hands-on service projects, we hope to help as much as we can. The best part is we can inspire everyone to continue to serve their communities beyond J-Serve," said Rebecca Michel, one of two Teen Task Force captains, along with Noah Senderowitz. J-Serve is suchanimportant day for all of the Jewish teens in Central Florida, and ittakes a lot to make the event happen each year. Our next fundraiser will be at the Jeremiah's Italian Ice in Maitland on Feb. 27 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Partial proceeds will go back to the community, so we want as many people there as possible. At the fundraiser, Task Force Leaders will be on hand to help volunteers register, but anyone can register on their own at calendar/j-serve. For more information on J-Serve, please contact Robby Etzkin, JCC executive director, at, 407-621-4031. Temple Israel Membership Committee members are (l-r), Carol Albert, Wayne Bilsky, Amanda Hoffman, Kaleb Lewis, MicheUe Bilsky, Emily Raij and Eric Hoffman. The Membership Committee of Temple Israel has planned a kosher-for- Passover wine tasting at Total Wine, 160 E. Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs on Saturday, March 4. Temple Israel members and prospective members are cordially invited to participate in this event planned for 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Come enjoy a short, intimate Havdalah service, partake of light appetizers and sample numerous wines which you will be able to purchase for your own seder or use as a thoughtful host/ hostess gift. In addition, the management personnel of Total Wine will be presenting a PowerPoint presentation about kosher-for-Passover wines. RSVP is a must with payment (space is limited) by Wednesday, March 1, at ForPassoverWineTasting or you may call 407.647.3055. Harry Green of the Amelia Island Museum of History will give "A Review of Jewish Influence in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South" with a focus on St. Augustine's David Yulee, the first Jew to serve in the United States Senate, on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Campus Teaching Auditorium (C0116) of the St. Johns River State College, 2990 College Dr, St Augustine, Florida 32084. The event is sponsored by the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society as part of the quest to understand the roles played by local Jews in pre-Civil War Florida. Yulee studied for the Florida Bar in offices on Aviles Street in St. Augustine under the supervision of future Florida Governor, Robert Raymond Reid. The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call (904) 626-5956 for best directions. Phyllis Kamenoff (1) By Edith Schulman The 8 Over 80 Honorary Dinner on March 5, sponsored by Kinneret Council onAging, is to be a lovely affair, with eight octogenarians showing the community what it is to create a legacy of activism, philanthropy, and leadership. The details involved in such an event are monumental. The Kinneret committee consisted of Leslie Collin, executive administrator of Kinneret and Mollie Savage. Council on Aging; Phyllis Kamenoff; Carol Feuerman; Faye Novick; Mollie Savage; Jacob Hara; Arlene van de Rijn and Geanne Share. They have helped with everything for the 2017 Event. Phyllis Kamenoff and Mollie Savage served as co- chairwomen for the event. Savage truly has "sand in her shoes," being born and raised here in Central Florida. It was through her uncles, Ernest and Joe Lefkowitz, that Savage first learned about the Kinneret Council on Aging and the fine work it does in the community. Anything needed at Kinneret--whether it is visiting a residence or helping in other ways, she is there. Savage has been doing volunteer work since 2009. She joined Temple Israel where her family has been members for many years. Savage is now a member of the Sisterhood Board and also a member of the most recent Bornstein Leadership Group. Savage's co-chairwoman is Phyllis Kamenoff, who has served as a member of the 8 Over 80 committee since 2011, when she was honored as one of the 8 Over 80's group. Kamenoff first came to Orlando in 1944 during World War II as mistress of ceremonies and to sing at the Flamingo Supper Club. She also performed here at a Jewish War Veterans' dance. Her chauffeur was a man 8 Over 80 on page 14A