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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 Congregation Ohev Shalom Evening With the Presidents Holding the illustrated Torah is Sharon White (1), Roz Fuchs, Janise Klaiman and Sharan Schwartz. The small group of Jews who met in Harry Kanner's home in 1918 would be over- whelmed today to see that the congregation they formed, Ohev Shalom. has flourished and continues to be a corner- stone for the Orlando Jewish community. As Ohev moves closer to its centennial year, a stronger sense of history has gripped the congregation, which is about to honor all of its presidents. Sharan Schwartz. one of the event organizers, reported that relatives of some of the presidents would be coming from out of town to take part in the program. "This is a beautiful way to honor the memory of past leadership, and we are thrilled that the children and grandchildren of some of our presidents will be joining us," she said. Janise Klaiman, co-chair. added "other presidents will be remembered by local mem- bers of their family, who will be participating in honor of their memory. From genera- tion to generation is what it is all about when you get right down to it." An Evening With the Presidents will be held at Congregation Ohev Shalom on March 8. at 5:30 p.m. A tribute program will take place in the sanctuary, fol- lowed by an all-American barbecue dinner and dancing to a live band. To further honor the presi- dents, their photographs will be permanently placed in the synagogue, and a specialwork of art will be purchased from the sponsors of this event. Schwartz shared that the final decision has not been made. but the group selecting the art to honor the presidents, is leaning heavily towards pur- "chasing an illustrated Torah by Israeli artist Michal Meron. "The exciting thing about this particular selection is that it will be on display in the synagogue lobby showing, in a colorful and creative way, the weekly portion of the Torah. The artist's style is appealing to everyone and each panel is a beautiful work of art The entire community is invited to attend this special celebration. Call the COS of- rice for more information at 407-298-4650. Newish Jewish plans Purim at the park Newish Jewish. Congrega- tion Ohev Shalom's group dedicated to supporting converts, interfaith families and anyone with a desire to learn about Judaism and its culture, is hosting a Purim party Sunday, March ] at 2 p.m. at the Maitland Com- munity Park. Partygoers will share the story of Purim and learn about the traditions that surround it. They also will make crowns and groggers (noise makers) and feast on Hamentashen. Canned food or grocery gift cards are welcomed to put into Mish- loach Manot (gift baskets) for the needy. Costumes are optional. The park is at 1400 Mayo Ave. in Maitland. For more information: newishjewish@gmail.com. Newish Jewish provides a nor-threatening environ- ment to ask questions, share personal stories and build a social network for people with the same interests. Knowing how intimidating and overwhelming it can be for someone new to Juda- ism, Ohev Shalom wanted to establish a group aimed at providing information in an approachable way and offering tools to help make personal connections to Juda- ism. Newish Jewish will share traditional recipes, songs and customs that can be used to build Jewish traditions unique to each individual and will expose members to the cul- ture that surrounds Judaism. One of the group's goals is to provide a non-threatening network for people with the same interests. For more information and to get on its mailing list, contact Monique Eyal at newishjewish@gmail.com or call 321-277-6432. Sabra Hadassah presents Heather McPherson Back by popular demand, the Sabra group of the-Or- lando chapter of Hadassah presents Orlando Sentinel food editor Heather McPher- son on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. for a special evening of judging and noshing. Guests are asked to prepare their favorite Passover pareve/ dairy dish and bring it along with the recipe to enter the group's first recipe contest. McPherson will judge the dishes in the following four categories: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish and Dessert. Non-cooking members will have the opportunity to vote for the Members' Favorite. PAGE 3. . HARVEY g COHEN ' ' II'l  I''  v'tl I I ' ' • Auto Accidents • Wrongful Death • • Nursing Home Negligence • • Defective Products • • Slip & Fall • Dental Malpractice • • Dog Bites • Insurance Claims • "Prepared to fight for you!" 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