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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 22, 2013 PAGE 3A Heritage Florida Jewish "News is accepting nomina- tions for the 2013 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented in August at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. "For more than 25 years, individuals who have made major, voluntary contribu- tions of their talent, time, energy, and effort to the Central Florida community" have been honored with the selection and presentation of this award," says Jeff Gaeser, editor and publisher of the Heritage. Last year's recipient was Dr. Zena Sulkes. The Heritage is accepting nominations until Friday, June 7. As in previous years, the award will be presented at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual meeting. According to Gaeser, "Each recipient chose their own path, but made considerable and long lasting contributions to the Jewish community. Nomi: nees for the-2013 award are individualswho do not look for recognition but perform tikun olam--repairing the world-- out of internal motivation." Nominations should be emailed or typed on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper and sent by mail. Included should be the name and phone number of the nominee, a documented list of his or her accomplishments, and the name and phone number of the nominator(s). Submit the information to Heritage Florida Jew- ish News Human Service Award, 207 O'Brien Road, Suite 101, Fern Park, FL 32730 or email news@ orlandoheritage.com (in' subject line add "Human Service Award"). ( ( MIAMI--Hillel: The Foun- Beach, Hillel at Florida State dation for Jewish Campus University, Hilleis of the life is hosting its Inaugural" Florida SunCoast, University Florida Texas Hold 'Em Tour- nament, a fundraising event, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 at The Dezer Collection, 2000 N.E. 146th St., North Miami. For the last eight years, HiP lel has hosted an annual Texas Hold'Em Tournament in New York City each spring. Due to its success, Hillel is expanding this year to an additional event in Florida, hosted jointly by Hillel's Schusterman Inter- national Center (which serves as Hillel's headquarters) and six Hillels that serve colleges and universities in Florida: Central Florida Hillel, Hil- lel of Broward and Palm of Florida Hillel and Hillel at the University of Miami. The event will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by the tournament. Tables are still available, a $5,000 donation secures a table of 10 players, $2,500 secures a half-table of five players, and a donation of $500 comes with a Single ticket. Hillelwill award special prizes (to include hotel stays, golf packages, sports tickets, and more) to all final table players. Sponsorships are also available, and come with tickets to the event. "We are thrilled to host thi~ event in Miami at the The Dezer Collection," remarked Noreen Sablotsky, Chair of the Hille| at the University of Miami, "We are proud to bring together Hillel support- ers from across the state of Florida~ as well as those from the broader Hillel network." The Dezer Collection is a new venue in North Miami featuring one of the largest collections of Hollywood vehicles in the world. The tournament will be held in the James Bond Lounge--an exhibit valued at more than. $15 million including the "Golden Gun," the Soviet tank from GoldenEye, and sixAston Martins. Keith Dvorchik is the CEO and executive director of the By Lois Silverman Jewish Pavilion volunteer Smiling faces, happy chatter, lively music, spar- kling mimosas and delicious food! Old friends and new friends mingled, nibbled, chatted and enjoyed the ambience. It was a delight- ful way to spend a brisk, almost-spring morning and support the Jewish Pa- vilion, the Central Florida organization that supports the spirit of belonging and the Jewish identity of the Central Florida seniors. Nancy Ludin, executive director of the Jewish Pa- vilion, provided opemng remarks and introductions to the attendees. Marsha Berman and Ilene Stone served as co-chairs of this special event for many years andwalked the runway mod- eling the newest fashions as well. Many local friends of the Jewish Pavilion looked amazing as they modeled clothes and walked the runway amid cheers and flashing cameras, modeling the latest spring fashions on the second floor of Bloomingdale's at the Mall of Millenia. Marcie Katzen was honored for her years of service and support to the Pavilion. A portion of all purchases made that morning were do- nated to the Jewish Pavilion by Bloomingdales. The mission of the Jewish Pavilion is to enhance the lives of our elders and their families and strengthen their connection to the com- munity. Ludin has made it a priority of involvingall segments of the community in this mission, even young children participate in pro- grams for the seniors, while everyone in the community benefits, Deborah Sciarrino, left, and Leslie Plotkin enjOy themselves at the fashion show. Jewish Pavilion volunteer Stephanie Rottenberg walks the runway. Marcie Katzen, left, who was honored for her service, stands with Nancy Ludin, Jewish Pavilion executive director. University of FLorida Hillel. "This is a great opportunity for the Hillels in Florida and the Schusterman International Center to work together for the benefit of Jewish students in Florida and around the world." Chair of the event, Sidney Pertnoy, who also serves on the Hillel International Board of Directors, remarked "This event is a great oppor- tunity to have an enjoyable evening while supporting a great cause---" helping Hillel achieve its vision that every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel." For more information, con- tact Kate Lester at klester@ hillel.org or 56"1-693-8339. JCC teachers learn at seder The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando's Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center hosted a lively women's seder March 7 for its entire fac- ulty, as a means of continuing their collective Jewish learning journey. The effort, led by the JCC's Judaic specialist, Kerry Ben-Evi, reinforced the teachers' knowledge of Passover and its customs for use in the classroom. unity Call on Central Florida's Exclusively Jewish Funeral Home for Details Regarding: Traditional Jewish Funerals Non-Traditional Services Interstate Shipping Pre-Arranged Funerals (Shalom Assurance Plan) Headstone, Grave Markers (Cardinal Memorials) 640 Lee Rd. Orlando, Florida W.E. "Manny" Adams, LFD Samuel P. (Sammy) Goldstein, Executive Director