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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 14, 2003 PAGE 3 Teens present Mis&ables Since it's announcement in The role of Valjean will be lows the story of an orphaned the spring of 2002, Les playedby British born singer, girl raised in seclusion who Mis rables School Edition has Rishi Rane, who is being pur- falls in love with a revolution- shattered licensing records sued by the relentless Javert, ary. The music is memorable With more than 900 license portrayed by Elliot Goodman. and this talented cast brings requests in the first few weeks Cast members include Shayna forth the richness of this 19th alone. The abridged version Albertson as Fantine; Rachel century tale set in France. still has all the same charac- Cooganas Cosette; Samantha Because there are scenes ters and complete songs. Trattneras Little Cosette;Josh which take place in a number The JCC teen group joins AckmanisThenardier;Coleen of locations, the set proved to the wave of these Les Mis pro- Amos is Mrs. Thenardier; Liz be a challenge. "Less is more" ductions. The director is JCC LoftusisEponine;SeanEwing is the theme set designer Artistic Director Mark willplayMarius, CoreyVolence Bonnie Sprung and Mannette Mannette and the music di- is Enjolras; Jack Mountford have been working on. The rector is Doug Sinning, who will play Gavroche; Jared many chairs, tables, crates, and Worked last year on Hair and Jacobs is Combeffere, with a benches all come together to ?he Little Shop of Horrors. huge ensemble backing them form the barricade for the Aree Skolnick, BBYO staff up. battle scenes and many are re- member, is assisting Manette This story is the epic tale of used in the various scenes. withtheproduction.Atalented a convict that redeems him- According to Manette, "The group of teens has been as- self and a policeman that is thought is that it's better to sembled for this challenging everyearningtosendhimback Production. to the chain gang. It also fol- See "JCC" on page 15 actor to 1)ebbie Meitin, dance in- tor for Israeli dance at Jewish Community Cen- ter of Greater Orlando an- nOUnced that Dany Benshalom, director of the department of International Israeli Folk-Dance at the ISrael s Wingate Institute, will the guest teacher at the 16th Annual Israeli Dance Workshop, to be held the week- end of March 29 and 30. ISraeli dance enthusiasts !ro Tampa, Gainesville,DANYBENSHALOM(3rdfromtheleft)willleadthelsraeli aCkSonville, Miami, Dance Workshop. Melbourne, Sarasota and Or- Benshalom is well known in the Fred Berk Israeli Dance lando, and as far away as Chi- and widely respected among Workshop at Camp Blue Star e.ago, New York, Philadelphia the dance community in Is- and Montreal, continue to rael and in the Western Hemi- Orne yearly to learn the lat- sphere. He is one of the coot- st Israeli dances taught by dinators the CarmielTours of of the best Israeli dance Israel. Benshalom heads the reographers and instruc- department of International tors in the world, and Israeli Folk-Dance at the The workshop will begin Wingate Institute's Zinnman With instruction andadance College for Physical Educa- Party at 7:30 p.m. on aturday tion, and is the director of the ening, March 29 in the JCC Wingate Dance Troupe. To- Uditorium Sessions on Sun- gether with hisw!fe Nogah, he March 30 will be from 9 to runs one ofIsrael smostpopu- 0:30, . a.m ll a.m. to 12:30 lar dance programs in the ~ eSSion itn ~O " Chayim, dances taught. A potluck He has co-directed the an- )nner sponsored by the Or- nual Labor Day Israeli Dance . ing od dancerswill',till w "f ll w'"'M re workshop at Camp Coleman n- europ mnows in Northern Georgia since mner. 1996 and participated actively in North Carolina as both teacher and artistic director for many years. He has also taught Israeli and Interna- tional dance throughout the world for over 25 years. Benshalom has won the love and respect of dancers all over the world with his excellent teaching ability, his warm and friendly personality, and his infinite patience. The cost of the workshop is $45 for all sessions, if paid by March 18; Saturday evening is $15 and Sunday is $35. All prices are an additional $5 at the door. For more information, call the Jewish Community Cen- ter at 407-645-5933. Shoah marks 10 Eli Kintisch building was sold out in its first year, forcing staff to -,-IA/ASHINGTON, D.C. scramble to create a timed decade ago, on the entrance system for the 2.1 ot the opening of the U.S. ?I austMemorialMuseum, million visitors who would come through the doors that izers had no idea how year. museum would be received Since then, with an average the general public, of 2 million visitors per year, L, POcus groups had been am- the museum has become one Experts recom- of the top stops for tourists, -"'ueddownsizingthebuild- schoolchildren and dignitar- ,ng to = accommodate smalleriesvisitingthenation'scapitai roWds. Organizers feared that Jews OUld make up the bulk of the guests the first year, and that attendance would then d indle. te !was a.heartstopping mys- recalls MarkTafisman, a -time stagehand who ed as the founding vice man of the organization the museum. "It re- i ?ded me in a hugely more ~urtant way of oDenin g it'- t. Now in its 10th year, ~.Safe to say that worries Sin7t the museum have long -e been forgotten. The - to the point where it has to turn groups away to avoid overcrowding. Furthermore, surveys re- port that Jews make up only 28 percent of the guests. Ceremonies planned for April and June marking the museum's first 10 years are expected to draw dignitaries and visitors from around the world, as should a planned trib- ute for Holocaust survivors slated for November. "It goes beyond the Jewish legacy. It's a legacy for all," the chairman of the museum council, Fred Zeidman, said. "I went in yesterday. I wasas overwhelmed as the first time I went in" 1993. A visit to the museum shows the building's enduring ap- peal. On a recent Saturday morning, schoolchildren from Illinois scrambled through a Polish train car before watch- ing a survivor speaking on a video screen. A group of gay and lesbian students from Maryland's Mount St. Mary's College lin- gered in the hushed Hall of Remembrance before continu- ing to a new exhibit describ- ing Nazi persecution of homo- sexuals. African American children wandered through "Daniel's Story," the first-floor children's exhibit. Travis Miller, a Texas-born cadet from the U.S NavalAcad- emy, walked out from the main exhibit with his grandparents, Debbie and Lawrence Boy. "I've been here three times," Bring this ad for one when you purchase another of equal or lesser value! See "Shoah" on page 16 Capital Campaign at the Brodsky home More than ten families came to the home of Michael and Lisa Brodsky to learn about, share thoughts and encourage involvement in the capital campaign to raise approxi- mately $1.5 million to build a 60,000 South Orlando Jewish Community Campus on Apopka-Vineland Road. 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