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N Editorials 4 Op-Ed 5 Calendar 6 Synagogue Directory 7 B'nai Mitzvah 8 Scene Around 9 Classified . 25 Jewish community leader, Lester Mandell, will be honored on Mon- day, May 19 at this year's JCC Celeb- rity Golf Tournament. The four-per- son scramble will be attended by local sports and media celebrities and will take place at the Jack Nicklaus signature course at Keene's Point with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. "We're delighted to be able to ac- knowledge Mr. Mandell," said Jason Chepenik, tournament director, "Lester has been an active leader in the Jewish community for many years and there are a lot of people who would like to take this opportunity to thank him. The golf tournament pro- vides a fun, relaxed environment in which to do so." "Our goal is to raise $15,000 from this event," Chepenik added, "We're confident we'll be able to accomplish that, this year." Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for scholar- ships for vari- ous programs at the JCC as well as to pro- vide assistance for members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Eatonville so that children, who otherwise would not have access, can at- LESTER tend sports and MANDELL camp pro- grams at the JCC. In addition to the tournament, both men and women can attend the luncheon honoring Lester Mandell, which will be held at the Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point. For more in- formation or to make reservations please contact Eli Bercovici at 407- 645-5933, ext. 254 or 10g onto www.orlandojcc.org. family has made a six- .COmmitment to the capital benefiting the Patricia R. Middle School of the He- School, Jewish Commu- enter and Jewish Family Ser- our family gift will spur filar commitments : Capital campaign. If we don't a Commitment to the Jewish we won't have a Jewish explains Sol Schick. the economic situa- has hurt his family much eryone else. Yet, he to make a gift solves Fie points out that people in installments. See "Schick" on page 22 number of South Or- stepped forward financial support and ement to out- than 2000 Jewish 5outh Orlando to he approximately $1.5 build a South Or- community campus. flown the road it will be that we started the of a South Orlando Jew- CameOs. Our in- provide a so that future additions to the campus in the and Lisa hosted ten families in Orlando home recently and encourage others to Campus, on page 22 DAVID (left) BEN, SOL (right) and seated BETH SCHICK. ( Dr. SCO TT and SUSIE KLEIN with daughter SARA; not pictured, sons Joshua and Max. By Kim Langweiler Fischer Associate Editor As the Jewish Community Center Of Greater Orlando prepares to open its new 4,000 square foot addition to the facility it is also preparing to welcome the new assistant executive director. According to Marvin Friedman, executive director of the JCC, "We have hired David Wayne for the posi- tion as assistant exec." The search committee interviewed a dozen ex- perienced Center professionals from Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, New See "Wayne" on page 22 Je DAVID and LISA WAYNE with their daughter, GILLIAN. Heritage Florida Jewish News is and effort to the Central Florida seeking nominations for the 2003 community." Heritage Human Service Award to be Gaeseradded,"The nomineessought presented at the Jewish Federations are those who do not look for recogni- of Greater Orlando'sAnnual Meeting tion beyond the feeling of doing some- in June. thing to improve the quality of life for Past recipients include: AI Siskind, Jewish people here and everywhere." Ira Monroe, Zelig Wise, Jerry Nominations should be typed on 8 Bornstein, Leon Sobel, Joseph 1/2 x 11 inch paper or e-mailed. It Wittenstein, Betty Monroe, Hymen should include the nominee's name Lake, Tess Wise, Abe Wise, George and phone number, a documented Wolly, Wolf Kahn, David Pearlman, list of the their accomplishments, Joe Hara and the 2002 honoree was andthe nominator's name and phone Dick Appelbaum. number as well. According the Jeff Gaeser, editor Submit nominations by May 16 to and publisher of the Heritage, "The Heritage Florida Jewish News Hu- Human Service Award is intended manServiceAward, P.O.Box300742, to honor an individual who has Fern Park, FL 32730 or e-mail made, major, voluntary contribu- heritagefl@aol.com (in subject line tions of their talent, time, energy, write: Human Service Award). Why did I receive this newspaper? This issue of HERITAGE is being sent as a cooperative effort between The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and HERITAGE Florida Jewish News. It is distributed to the widest audience possible in the Central Florida Jewish Community to keep you informed about your local, national and international Jewish issues of interest. If you are not a regular subscriber toHERITAGE and would like to receive the paper every week, please return the subscription form on page 21.