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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 8, 2013 PAGE 3A The Tampa Orlando Pi- nellas Jewish Foundation (TOP) will offer a private ses- sion on Wednesday, March 20 entitled "Family Philan- thropy in Focus." Featured speakers will be Jill Shipley and Amy Davis, both family wealth and philanthropy experts at GenSpring Fam- ily Offices, The event will start at 7 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. "Through feedback from some of our Orlando TOP donors, we realize the need for communication about philanthropic continuity," noted Debby Gendzier, president of TOP. "We all hold a great interest in not only improving the world through our own philan- thropy, but really encourag- ing our children to follow suit. This session will offer guests some insight on how to share our philanthropic values including how to start the conversation with our families." The session will help. attendees, move toward effective philanthropy by considering how philan- thropy can reflect a family's highest val~es while serving a specific cause. Special emphasis will be on the potential rewards of family giving, with recommenda- tions on how to create, strengthen, and pass on an intergenerational family legacy. Guests are especially encouraged to invite fam- ily members to attend as a means of launching the family giving process. Amy Davis is a vice presi- dent and Family Wealth Advisor responsible for working with families on a wide range of needs. Some of the needs she helps families address include oversight of tax and estate planning issues, philanthropic en- deavors, family governance and education matters, managing special projects and coordinating the flow of information with outside professionals. Jill Shipley serves as director of Family Educa- tion, in the GenSpring Wealth Advisory Center. Shipley works one-on-one with families and conducts multi-generational family meetings on abroad array of topics. She seeks to present families with opportunities that are ,values-based and prepare individuals .for the roles and transitions that occur over a lifetime. She previously tau.ght family business at Stetson Uni- versity and helped develop the country's first academic major dedicated to family business. Guests will also receive a copy of the Family Phi- lanthropy Toolkit, which features a workbook and resource guide that helps families navigate the myriad questions that arise during the planning phase. The toolkit, entitled "Giving Together," is producedby the.non-profit organization The Philanthropic Initia- tive, which seeks to partner with and encourage family philanthropy. As Forbes Magazine noted in a recent article, "Re- search consistently indi- cates that proper modeling of family philanthropy can help children understand wealth not as an identity but rather as a tool they can use to make the world a better place... A deliberate approach to engaging next- generation family members is more likely to ensure the continuity of a family's phil- anthropic goals throughout the decades to come." (How established in 1980 to se~;ve to Make Philanthropy a as the leading organization Family Affair, 2011). in 'creative philanthropy The Tampa Orlando Pinel- across three communities. las Jewish Foundation was TOP offers donor advised f The Holocaust Memo- rial Resource and Educa- tion Center of Florida has announced that its next Education Forum will fea- ture the Rev. Bryan Ful- wider speaking on The Perils and Pressures of Privileged People--An Honest Conver- sation About Bias, Bigotry and Prejudice. The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thurs- . day, March 14. It is open to the general public, and there is no charge to attend. Well-known locally as one of the "Three Wise Guys"--an interfaith working group he created with Rabbi Steven Engel and Imam Muhammad Musri--Fulwider is actively involved with issues of com- munity justice. His presenta- tion for the Holocaust Center will explore the question of religious conflicts. Fulwider points out that all faith traditions--"from the Shema to the Golden Rule to the fifth heinous crime of the Buddha," he says--are a call for believers to exercise the highest and noblest ideals in all human relationships. Yet with the influence of various forms of The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando presents MyHeritage chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Southwest Orlando Jew- ish Congregation. He will be speaking from MyHeritage's headquarters in Israel via the Internet. His topic: Introduc- tion to MyHeritage. MyHeritage.com, with more than 72 million registered users and 27 million family trees, is the biggest family network on the web. You will learn how to build an online family tree for free, enter detailed informa- tion with sources and cita- tions, navigate across the tree, generate charts and posters, create full reports, invite and share information with family members in 40 languages and get calendar alerts on family events. Set the privacy of your site from completely private to completely public, download a copy ofyour material or use the backup option. Horowitz provides key con- tributions in the areas of prod- uct development, customer support and public affairs; contacting genealogy societ- ies, bloggers and media. He is also he.ading the company's Translation department, where he has been instrumental in increasing MyHeritage's global funds, endowments, chari- table remainder trusts, managed funds, and cre- ative giving opportunities. RSVP is required. To learn social pressure, deeplY held religious beliefs, personal history and experience, and accepted mores and prac- tices are felt, those noble ideals often fall short. He has planned the fo- rum as a conversation that will draw from literature, philosophy, religion, family systems theory and other concepts. The objective, he says, is "to seek a path to- ward greater understanding, acceptance and cooperation with others." Teachers can arrange for in-service credits for attend- language support. A power genealogist, re- searcher and lecturer, Horowitz holds board level positions in a few genealogical societies indudingthe InternationalAs- sociation of Jewish Genealogi- cal Societies (IAJGS). With a Bachelor of Science in com- puter engineering and a spe- cialization in education and management of educational institutions, he has a deep understanding of the needs of today's family history :en- thusiasts. The JGSGO maven will also be available at the meeting to help with your genealogy questions. If you need assis- more or to register, please contact Jennifer at TOP by calling 813-961-9090 or emailing Jennifer@topjew- ishfoundation.org. The Rev. Bryan Fulwider ing these monthly forums. Contact Mitchell Bloomer at the Holocaust Center, 407- 628-0555 for further details. Daniel Horowitz tance from the maven, emai| the maven at jgsgo.maven@ gmaiLcom. The meeting is open to the public.'It is free for members and $5"for non-members. By Amy Schwartz, JCC Over the years, Patti Alb- ertson has accumulated many titles--morn, carpooler, and fitness enthusiast to name a few. Now. Albertson can add "personal trainer" to the mix. That'sbecauseAlbertsonhas joined the professional team at the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando's Fitness Center as a certified personal trainer. While new to her posi- tion, Albertson has been an active member of the JCC and participant in the Jewish community since she moved to Orlando in 1978. just five years after the JCC opened for business. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she and her husband. Bruce. sent their three children. Erin. Bradley and Michael. to the JCC's Richard S. Adler Early Child- * hood Learning Center, where she first got the opportunity to learn about the JCC's many opportunities. When her children were in preschool, she started to work out in the JCC's Fitness Center, utilizing personal training ser- vices, and taking group exercise classes. She was hooked. "I continued to try and be physically fit during my chil- dren's upbringing," Albertson said. "I dedicated those mo- ments just for me. to do the thing I love. which is to work qut and help myself stay in shape Patti Albertson both mentally and physically." Now. after years of shuttling her children to extracurricular activities. Albertson found she had the time to dedicate herself to becoming a fuU-time personaltrainer~--a fulfillment of her 25-year passion. "Afteryearsofhavingperson- al trainers, and finding all of the benefits that those individuals provide, I thought that it would be a good fit for me to provide peoplewith the enthusiastic and dedicated approach to physical fitness that I have come to love .year after year." "We're so excited to have Patti on-board professionally as a personal trainer." said Ren~ Nicholson. the Roth JCC's fitness director. "She's so pas- sionate about both fitness and the JCC. that this was a perfect fit. The members are excited to see 'one of their own' become a personal trainer." Albertson finds it incred- ibly rewarding to "work with someone and help them meet their goals" and enjoys seeing the "satisfaction in how great they feel afterthe sessions." She feels that her "lifelong dedica- tion to my" family, community and self have provided me with the necessary life skill tools to provide a unique experience for those who wish to have physical fitness as part of their life." The JCC's Fitness Center is different from other fitness centers, according toAlbertson. "It's kind of like Cheers, the television show, 'where every- body knows your name.' It's a close community of people, of all ages, many of whom share a common heritage, and all a zest "for life. The JCC staffisattentive and personal, and the warmth of the facility provides for a relaxed yet diligent- ~nvironment for those at all skill levels." Albertson is ready to help anyone inthe community meet personal fitness goals. "People who wish to be dedicated to an inspired, caring, knowledge- able trained professional will absolutely enjoy the one - on- one attention I can provide when it comes to physical fitness. I am enthusiastic about the wants and needs of my clients, and do this out of passion." No matter how big or small, the endeavor. Albertson caters to the client to meet their spe- cific goals and needs. Albertson is able to provide personal training to clients seven days per week. "The JCC has extended hours that most people don't r&lize. Although closed on Friday nights for Shabbat..the J is open 7 days a week for all to come and participate." "The JCC offers so much more than its award-winning preschool and community ser- vices. It's really the ideal place for all of your physical fitness needs gymnasium, assorted work out classes, and personal training." A|I new (and old) JCC mem- bers receive one free hour with a personal trainer, and they can request Patti Albertson at the Registration Desk in the Roth JCC's lobby. Albertson can be reached directly at PattiA@orlandojcc. org. The Roth JCC can be reached at 407-645-5933 and is located at 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. 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