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PAGE22 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 21, Schick dren; David, Beth and Ben; Jewish organizations here in involvement in giving chaff- who all still live in the area Orlando," comments Bethtably towhen hewasasked by Continued from page 1 today. The children all were Schick. Hy Lake to make a $1000 gift early participants of the JCC "The family gift really is a to the Jewish Federation's an- "When is it going to be a and the other Jewish com- tribute to my grandparents, nual campaign in 1966. To- perfect time? There is never a munal organizations. Personally, my grandparents day, he still supports the an- perfect time in life. You have "My brothers and I partici- greatly impacted my Jewish nual campaign and is pleased to do what you have to do pated in the JCC day camp identity and belief in Judaism. to know the family gift to the when the need is there. The and were junior counselors. I hope our family gift will pro- capital campaign will benefit need is now and the time to David serves on the JCC board vide a catalyst for other fami- the agencies he and his family give to keep this community and his kids have benefited lies to embrace everything has supported for so many growing is now," explains from the day care. I partici- Jewish in the same way my years. Schick and his family's corn- pate in the singles programs grandparents were a catalyst "My father set a high stan- mitment to the community and have made connections for the Schick family," corn- dard for giving a long time capital campaign. Beth at-JFS. One day when I have ments David Schick. ago. We were raised with an Schick, Sol's daughter agrees children, I fully intend to en- "I believe it's good karma to appreciation of how fortunate and adds, "Eiie Weisel once roll the kids in the JCC day give monetary donations to the we are therefore should assist said "if not now, when?" care program. I think my sib- Jewish community, especially those of lesser means. This Sol Schick moved his lings and I, at one time or to support educating Jewish contribution will hopefully young family to Orlando in another, have used and con- children," adds Ben Schick. benefit people of all back- 1962. Sol raised three chil- tinue to be involved with the Sol Schick traces his first grounds," says Beth Schick. "Our family continues to be sure in the family gift in involved and supports the other way. community. This family gift "Personally, the family really is a culmination of life- provides special meanin long Jewish community in- my wife volvement," adds David to Judaism. My wife has Schick. braced the Sol Schick recalls growing ues of Judaism up and experiencing anti- has instilled those values Semitism. One reason he feels strongly about supportingthe home.A Jewish community and the gift also is a tribute capital campaign is he hopes who embraces the the community will grow commitment of stronger through the family David Schick explains. gift. He feels that a more vi- Contact Damon J. brant Jewish presence will ensure that young people about the capital won't ever feel the anti- and how it benefits the t Semitism he felt when grow- cies, which serve the ingup.DavidSchickfindsplea- Orlando community. Campus Continued from page I been used for land purchase, paign chairman Mark sinceyou can paythe pledge of town took time but itwas kids. I want a place I early site development and Abramson. over time," adds Lisa built and will be even better meet other Jewish fundraise for the new South preliminary architectural At the Brodsky gathering, Brodsky. with the completion of the and develop friendshi Orlando campus, drawings. Not one penny of many shared why there is Abramson compares the capital campaign, outlines Garcia. Future informal get- the monies pledged or given suchanimportanceforfami- effort to build a South Or- "The facilities and effort to "Growingul togethers, like the one the to the Jewish Federation for lies living in South Orlando lando Jewish communitybuild a South Orlando Jewish the Jewish communit, Brodsky's hosted, are being the South Orlando campus toshowtheirsupporttobuild campus to a similar experi- community campus is much pus had everything and planned for South Orlando. has been used for the benefit a Jewish community campus ence that the Maitland Jew- betterand further along than eryone was there. I want Rick and Gabriella Geiler are of the Maitland Jewish corn- in South Orlando. ishcommunitycampusfaced what I experienced more than same thing for my famil) hosting a parlor meeting in munity campus. "We (members of South in the early 1970s. 20 years ago on the North SouthOrlan their home March 23 and Dr. "Any contributions ear-Orlando) need to show our Abramson recalled whenside of town. Working to- nity, we can't expect the Scott and Susie Klein's faro- marked for South Orlando commitment to this effort, he was a child growing-up in gether, family by family, we forts of a few ily are planning a gathering or Maitland goes specifically Everyone needs to be counted Orlando and calling the JCC can raise the money and build to carry the burdenthat in their Celebration home for the project forwhich the and give something to this in Maitland "the shack" be- something that will impact entirecor March 271 donor earmarks their gift. campaign. My husbandand I cause that was all there was so many for years to come," together. That's "There are so many fami- The Jewish Federation is not made a commitment when other than a bunch oforange says Abramson. and I made a five-fi lies I have spoken to in the taking from one project at my husband was unem- groves. Hevowed, like many Everyday, more and moreto the capital campaign. community who have not the sacrifice of the other, ployed. Yet we wanted to ofhisfriends, never to live in people are sharing their vi- hol been approached or are not Reaching another $1.5 rail- show our support and dem- Orlando because there was sion, offering their financial because realizing the fully aware ofthe magnitude lion in commitments foronstrate that our family not much here for a Jewish support and getting involved ationofthisnewcam this campaign will have on South Orlando will provide wants a Jewish campus in family. In 1971, he moved to share their thoughts and gins and ends at their families and all the 60,000 square feet of indoor our backyards," says Jill backinto townandgot mar- the campaign visions with grassroots level," families living in South Or- and outdoor facilities. Reach- Garcia who will be hosting a ried and has raised a family others. Mitch Gordon. lando," explains Susie Klein. ing an additional $2 million get-together in her home here. Today, Abramson feels "Someday, I want to drive To learn more about To date, more than $3.7 fortheMaitlandJewishcom- April 07. theMaitlandJewishcommu- a short distance from my Maitland and South million has been raised spe- munity campus will build a "If you find it in your heart nity campus is vibrant and home to a Jewish commu-capital campaign, to cifically to support the effort new pool for the JCC and to give then you will find it in offers everything for every nity campus in the South volved or make a gift, tobuildanewSouthOrlando finish the expansion of the your mind to give. Contrib- generation. Hesays building where my children can meet call Damon J. Bradley campus. Monies raised have day school," outlines cam- uting a gift is easy, especially a campus on the North side and play with other Jewish 277-5413. Wayne Continued from page 1 high energy and high impact of experience to Central supervision ofstaff; program person with tremendous ex- Florida. He has been the as- deveiopmentandimplemen- Orleans, Houston, Southperience as a programmer sociatedirectorofSarasota's tation; outcome measure- Florida, Tampa and Orlando. and fundraiser. He has al- Flanzer Jewish Community ment for United Way; coor- "It was David that really readysuccessfuily navigated Center for eight years and as dinationofcollaborativepro- 'wowed'the search commit- JCCA's executive director the Health and Physical Edu- grammingwiththelocaIJew- tee with his program knowl- training program. Hiring cation director an additional ish Federation, area syna- edge, creativityandexcellent him gives the JCC great flex- six years, gogues and other commu- people skills,"saidFriedman ibility in planning our fu- During his tenure Waynenity religious, service and JCC President Stuart ture." was responsible for: recruit- civic organizations; directed Peisner stated, "David is a Wayne brings many yearsment, hiring, training and the 1993, 1997 and 2001JCC Is Proud to Announce ] NTERNAT Z)NAL ]FO 0 D I ARKE'-IF Featuring KOSHER 0 MED rTERRANEAN GREEK $INDIAN $HISPANIC ITALIAN $MItDDLE EASTERN FIRST 1000 GUESTS RECEIVE Visit the Restaurant Stay to Shop Fresh Daily Specials! Breakfast, Lunch Dinner MEMBER SHIP~DISCOUNT CARD/ US % oJ, o c,>. KOSHER PARVE NeJem~ Telx~, Inc, now produces TaborS, Hcmvnm, Caus Co~ & 830 S. County lib Road 427 S Longwood mE Maccabi Games; organized fall. She enjoys and directed both playing the piano and fundraising events and Cen- ing, and is on the ter-wide programs, and has at school. been responsible for day-to- Wayne likes playing day Center operations, basketball and "From serving as a second has officiated high home, participating in sports basketball games for to summer camp as a youth Friedman said "The through my professional ex- and leadership are very periencesattwo Jewish Corn- cited at the prost munity Centers, the JCC ex- joiningour team. perience has had a signifi- that he will really cant impact on all areas of significant contribution my life," explained Wayne. our agency and our IntermsofcomingtoCen- nity, and will be with us tral Florida, he said,"The JCC many years to come." of Greater Orlando has a suc- Wayne comes at a cessfulhistoryandoutstand- when at least two ing reputation throughout nificant events are the country as a positive and ing at the JCC influential agency. I am look- Bonnie Friedman will ing forward to joining the leaving her )osition as staff." Center's When asked about his ira- work fulltime mediate goals, Wayne re- pany, "Melody plied, "One of my goals is to enhance the quality of the the JCC teaching Center's programs and ser- classes, leading vices as well as personally Kabbalat Shabbat contribute to the develop- ettes and consulting. ment and growth of the over- The new Youth all community." be finished; the facilitY Peisner added, "The staff compasses two hasbeenveryimpressedwith Academy music roomS, David during this transition, large multi-purpose We are thankful he has made capable of converting a long-term commitment to two classrooms, plus a f Orlando!" lous new teen loun Wayne has been coming to computer, big Orlando for meetings, a day reo and a fridge. or two, every other week and With camp begins full-time on April 28. full swing, Wayne He will be joined by his wife that the JCC is always Lisa and their daughter gressively seeking ne Gillianwhentheschooiterm enues and has ended in Sarasota. people of all ages to Lisa has been teaching volved.Heislookin pre-school at an area syna- to the new transition gogue for the past 15 years, ingeveryone, Giilian, age10 -11 in May, people continue to wiilbeasixth-graderatRock JCC their home away Lake Middle School in the home!