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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 Tasty Tu B'Shevat seders Many elder residents at the assisted-living, independent-living, Alzheimer and Rehab facilities in the Greater Orlando area have been treated to "tasty" Tu B'Shevat seders all throughout the month of February. Program directors of The Jewish Pavilion have been co-hosting with facilities and staff to bring celebrations to residents. "Our programs have been warm, inviting and tasty with several foods and treats," said program director Judy Appleton. "We enjoyed fresh and dried fruits, nuts, candies and delicious baked goods such as banana nut bread and apple cake. We pouredjuices, raised our glasses high and said prayers welcoming the holiday. We shared stories and enjoyed each others' companies. We at The Jewish Pavilion appreciate your donations so that we may continue to serve the Elders in our community." PRESENTS Last month, Jewish AcademyofOrlando celebrated in style. Their annual gala, thisyearcalled"AMidsummer Night's Dream," was at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs on Jan. 21. The room looked spectacular and was completely transformed into a beautiful garden. The annual event was a major success and raised money to help support its annual budget, including money for tuition scholarships and programs to support academic excellence. The school honored its past Horim U'Morim (HUM) presidents (the parent/ teacher organization). Many parents from the past came to celebrate. Honorees included: Lori Beim, Lisa Chisholm, Suzanne Dukes, Robyn Eichenholz, Batel Einhorn, Barbara Elkin, Anita Ettinger, Annie Feldman, Susan Freilich, Roz Friedman, Melanie Giuck, Diane Goldberg, Dyan Goodman, Kim Graboff, Candice Jacobs, Angela The past Horim U'Morim presidents of the Jewish Academy. Jacobson, Sheila Keiner, Lori Kietmovitch, Janise Klaiman, Dana Layman, Rebecca Liebman, Evelyn Mervis, Yael Miller, Karen Moreno, Amanda Jacobson Nappi, Julie Oshins, Donna Render, Helen Schauder, Kelley Schwartz, Marsha Serf, Beth Shader, Gracia Sherman, Stacey Soll, Monica Sontag, Susan Talsky, Debby Vangrov, Miriam Varnagy, Pat Weinstein, Beth Weiss and Shari Wladis. "It was amazing to see parents who have given so muchbacktoour community," said Alan Rusonik, Head of School. "These parents worked so hard to support our school. They deserved this honor." BoardCo-PresidentMelanie leftover can you JFS Eric Geboff, executive director of Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando (JFSOrlando), is presented with 10 copies of'What to Do with Your Leftover Matzah, the Fifth Question: A Guide to the Perfect Passover Seder,' by author Myrna Ossin. JFS Orlando's Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry receives hundreds of leftover boxes of matzah and other kosher products every year from local stores after the Passover holiday. Myrna Ossin's book, "What to Do Brenner added, "We thank all of the HUM past presidents. The day school is a much better place because of their hard work and dedication." To further support Jewish education and your local Jewish day school, to get involved or for any questions, please contact Alan Rusonik, Head of School, at 407-647- 0713. with Your Leftover Matzah, the Fifth Question: A Guide to the Perfect Passover Seder," is a useful guide for the novice or experienced cook to make the perfect Passover Seder, or otherwise use those leftover items. JFS Orlando Executive Director Eric Geboffis pleased to have this resource at JFS Orlando to help those who benefit from the Pearlman Emergency Food Bank. In it are Ossin's original recipes and those old family favorites requested year after year. For those not familiar with the customs of the Seder meal, she has added some history, ritual explanations and different traditions of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews, meal plans and a Passover meal timeline. In addition, the book includes a metric conversion chart, a listing of utensils, and all the equipment needed to produce a Seder with basic kosher rules. Newish Jewish and those wanting to understand the holiday will enjoy reading about Passover, trying the recipes and seeing the many colorful photos. Ossin also will be teaching a few recipes at Maitland Library's new kitchen on Sundays, March 5, 26 and April 9 at 3 p.m. Order your own copy from Amazon.com. Type Myrna Ossin in the search engine. Tickets are now available and plans are well underway for The Kinneret Council on Aging's 8 over 80 Honorary Dinner that will be held on Sunday, March 5. This year's honorees are: Dick Appelbaum; Sheldon Brook; Judith Cohen; Phyllis Englander; Edie Fenster; Mel Kohn; Sonia Mandell and Helen Tetenbaum. The event will start at 5 p.m. in the Jessie Render Social Hall where passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. At 5:45p.m. guests will move into the Delaney Dining Roomwhere a delicious meal of salmon and penne pasta will be served. The highlight of the evening will be the introduction of the honorees and viewing of the commemorative video of our 8 over 80 honorees. The video is being produced by Brandon Kari. There are several ways for the community to support KCOA and celebrate this year's 8 over 80 honorees. Ticket information is available by calling Leslie Collin at 407-425-4537. Seating will be limited. The Kinneret Apartments are the Jewish community's twin residence towers for low-income senior citizens located in downtown Orlando. For more information, contact Leslie Collin, executive administrator, at 407- 425-4537 or by email at kinneretcouncil@gmail. com.