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PAGE 2 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 21, Solin Mortgage 407-869-1313 901 Douglas Ave. Ste. 207, Altamonte Springs FL 32714 5.5 +0 pts 4.875 +0 pts $2500.00 5.73 4.93 APR CALL BRENDA SOLIN RATES EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2003 Dr. Miriam 'Mimi' Hull recipient of C. Wolly Community Service Jewish Family Services will opment and human relations many, Marvin Friedman, ex- award its 2003 George C. Wolly facilitation that improves busi- ecutive director of the Jewish Community Service Award to ness results. Community Center and long long time community activist In addition to her business time friend of both Hull and Dr. Miriam (Mimi) Bernstein activities, Hull has extensive her parents, says, "Mimi is a Hull. This award was estab- involvement inthegreaterOr- true community leader. She lished in 2002 by Jewish Faro- lando community. She cur- demonstrates all the qualities ily Services to honor an indi- rently serves on the Commu- I admired in her mother and vidualwhohasexemplifiedthe nity Relations Committee of father, Freda and Leo qualitieslongdemonstratedby the Jewish Federation of Bernstein, who loved and cared the late George C. Wolly, a Greater Orlando, and also so much for our community." long time community activist serves as part of its Bridge Another admirer is Rabbi and leader at Jewish Family BuildingSub-Committee.Hull Steven Engel, spiritual leader Services. hasserved and serves as a board of the Congregation of Liberal The award will be presented member of many diverse com- Judaism, Engel said. "Mimi is to Hull on Sunday, April27,at munity organizations, includ- a wonderful person. I cannot Celebrate 2003, Jewish Fam- ing the Orlando Regional think of a better person to re- ily Services' annual gala event Chamber of Commerce, the ceive this prestigious award. at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. National Council for Commu- She is a bridge builder be- Hull is a fully licensed psy- nityandJustice, whereshewas tween different communities, chologistandpresidentofHull instrumental in implementing somethingthathasbecomeso & Associates, a firm that pro- the Green Circle program, the necessary in these troubled rides speaking training and Winter Park Chamber of Corn- times.Mimileadsnotbywords facilitation services to many merce and the Women's Advi- but by example." for profit and non-profit cor- sory Board at Florida Hospital. Her work in the greater potations and organizations. She is a past president of the Orlando community is the She earned her doctorate in Junior League of Orlando and subject of praise of the many Counseling Psychology with a has served the Junior League people she has worked with. doctoral minor in Manage- in many capacities since 1983. Carla Bray, president of the mentandherMastersinCoun- Hull is also a member of Or- Junior League, is delighted selingand PersonnelServices lando Mayor Glenda Hood's that Mimi is being recognized from theUniversityofFlorida. Diverse Discussion program, and honored for her many Hull earned her Bachelor of Dr.Huli, or"Mimi" as she is achievements. Said Bray, Arts degree in Psychology from affectionately known in the "Mimi has been an incredible Syracuse University. Her spe- community, has earned the leaderforourorganizationand cialtyis organizationaldevel- respect and admiration of the entire community. Her Dr. volunteer services commitment to the good are incredible. We very proud of what she accomplished." Hull credits her inspiring her to be so recipient of this she stated, "Many Orlando knew parent~ how much they munity. They were mYI models and taw ues of tikkun olam, I TK is a developmental pro- gram for two groups of chil- dren. The first group targeted includes the child who is age appropriate for kindergarten, but may need developmental Do You Have Pre-Paid Funeral Arrangements With Another Funeral Home? We Can and Will Accept All Other Pre-Paid Plans r=------------~===----=----m----~ I 10% Discount on . [ ]services and merchandise Jl i on any new i i i Pre-need contracts, i i i LImm~mlmmmmmmmmmmmmmmJ 640 Lee Rd. Orlando, Florida W.E. "Manny" Adams, LFD Marilyn J. Glenn, LFD, James R. Cardinal, Executive Director Michael Meyer, Family Pre-need Counselor Tzvi Halikman, Ritual Director time in any number of areas, dren ayear to have successful environmentwhile including receptive and ex- experiences in a warm, nur- orheranall pressive language, gross and turing, elementary school beforeenterin fine motor skills, cognitive classroom." This, readiness skills or emotional The goal of Transitional children progress at their! and social development. This Kindergartenistoprovidedif- rate. 'gift ofa year' allows the child ferentiated, developmentally ate concrete to develop these skills which appropriate learning for each active learning are necessary for future suc- child. The small number of areas of social emoti cess in school, children in the class (limit 12 physical and Transitional Kindergarten students) allows the teacher velopment. also serves as an opportunity to meet the individual needs The program is reC for those who miss the kin- anddifferentlearningstylesof mended by the Florida dergarten deadline, but are each student. The HDS day dergarten Council and academically talented and will include language arts, Florida Council of emotionally ready for a step math, social studies, science, dent Schools and beyond preschool. Admission Hebrew, Judaic studies, anda ists in the sister to the program is limited to period for specials (PE- three TOP, Hillel School in children who have scored at times a week, music - once a and Pinellas County least four years, six months week, art-onceaweek, library Day School. on the Gesell Institute Devel- - once a week). There will also Enrollment in the opmentalAssessment, admin- be a forty-five minute period does not preclude a istered by specially trained of quiet time where the chil- dergarten! HDS staff, dren will be able to rest on will depend on an Lynne Shefsky, assistant to mats. The curriculum is the- process at the end of the the head ofschool, said,"This matic with integration Theassessmentfeefor class is such a wonderful op- throughout the subject areas; sitional Kindergarten is portunity for children who computers are within the Tuitioncostis$6,400p need the 'gift of a year' or a classroom for daily technol- plussecurityfeeof$200, more academically enriched ogy integration, ing fund is deferred environment. I developed and The primary benefit of the kindergarten year. implemented TK programs in Transitional Kindergarten tion is now open; New Jersey and Tampa with class is that it enables a child Lynne Shefsky at muchsuccess.Itgivesthechil- toenteran elementary school 0713. Give to the Capital Campaign MICHAEL and LISA BRODSKY with daughter SARA and son JACOB "If you find it in your heart to give then you will find it in your mind to give. a gift is easy, especially since you can pay the pledge over time," says