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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 24, 2017 PAGE 3A '0 TheApril"My Jewish Roots" workshop, "Analyze Your DNA Results" is for anyone with an autosomal DNA test from any of the three major testing companies, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, or You likely have a very long The I-4 Ultimate project is the largest infrastructure project in Florida history. The public-private partnership is completely reconstructing 21 miles of the interstate in Orange and Seminole coun- ties, including 15 major inter- sections and 140 bridges. Of major interest is the extensive work in Maitland that will re- configure the interchange and list of potential relatives at your disposal. But how do you make the most of those matches? Which matches are worth your time and effort? Learn how to use genetic and genealogical clues to filter and sort your matches in order to make the most progress with your DNA test results. JGSGO President Jerry Kurland not- ed, "Genetic genealogy can break down brick walls where documents don't exist." Diahan Southard holds a degree in Microbiology and gomg on improve traffic flow between SR 434 and I-4. David Parks, I-4 Ultimate public information officer, will provide a project overview, update on progress and tell the J-Lunch group how to cope with the changes. Parks has provided information on more than 75 miles of interstate projects as an ADOT consul- tant over the past 12 years. The lunch takes place on April 6, at The Roth Family Jewish Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. The cost is $25 per person ($20 JCC members) if paid by April 3; $30 per person ($25 JCC members) at the door. For more information, call Marni Chepenik, 407-621- 4056 or email to marnic@ worked at Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. All of her knowledge and experi- ence have culminated into her current position as Your DNA Guide where she provides personalized, interactive ex- periences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. She has written quick sheets to aid in DNA testing, and produced an online DNA tutorial series on genetic genealogy. She writes for Family Tree Magazine, Your Genealogy Today and is the Genetic Gem at Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems, where she blogs about DNA and genealogy. South- ard's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable. "Analyze Your DNA Re- suits" with Southard will be held Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Central Florida Hil- lel Center for UCF Jewish Life, 3925 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo, FL 32765. The workshop is free and open to the public. Bring your own laptop to participate in the lab portion. It is also possible to attend via the Internet. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register for either in-person or online participation at www.jgsgo. org/MyJewishRoots. For those interested in participating in a private 20-minute consulta- tion for a $25 fee, email info@ The "My Jewish Roots" series of 10 monthly hands on workshops hosted by the JGSGO is co-hosted by the Roth JCC, Rosen JCC, and UCF Hillel, in rotation at their facilities and also joinable over the Internet. In addition to assisting at- tendees in discovering their family tree, these workshops will help the Orlando Jewish community get the most out of the upcoming 37th Annual International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) International Confer- ence on Jewish Genealogy. This premiere international conference will be held for the first time in Florida July 23-28, 2017 at the Disney Swan Hotel with local host JGSGO. For more informa- tion, visit MyJewishRoots. The Orlando Chapter Ha- dassah presents "Lunch with Cuban-born author Marisella Veiga" on Tuesday, April 4, at Congregation Ohev Shalom at 11:30 a.m. Shewill presenther book, "We Carry Our Homes With Us", a memoir of her flight from Cuba as a young girl and her integration into American life. Veiga is a professional writer and college professor. Her work has appeared in both literary and commercial publications, including the Washington Post, Poets & Writers and Art in America. In 2004, Veiga was given the Evelyn La Pierre Award in Journalism by Empowered Women International. She is a nationally syndicated columnistwith Hispanic Link News Service. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota; she now lives and writes in St. Augustine, Florida. On Dec. 30,1960, Veigawith her mother and two brothers boarded a plane from Havana to Miami. Her father fled a few months later, joining his On Sunday evening, April 2, the Men's Club and Sister- hood of Congregation Ohev Shalom will be sponsoring an art exhibition and auction featuring art in all media and price ranges. Approximately 160 pieces of art, memorabilia. and glass will be presented by Marlin Art of York, which conducts art auctions for organizations all over the country. The artwork, which is one-half to one third below gallery prices, will be presented, explained, and auctioned in a professional manner that will be appreci- ated by both gallery collectors and art novices. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Youth and Education De- partments along with other Marisella Viega family with a total of 14 U.S. cents in his pocket and an understanding that he would never see his homeland again. Thanks largely to the spon- sorship of a host family in St. Paul, the Veigas resettled in Minnesota, miles away from the Caribbean subtropics where the climate was similar to home, Spanish was spoken, and thousands of exiles ar- rived each month. Veiga's stories are rich with areas of Congregation Ohev Shalom. Major credit cards are accepted for art purchases. Mark Stone, chairman of the event, said "We are de- lighted to present such a dis- tinguished collection of art, and we will have something for everyone's taste and price range." As an example, Mark cited the works of Leroy Nei- man, Agam, Andrew Wyeth, and other noted artists. In fact, Stone said, "If there is a certain artist or specific piece or kind of art youwould like to see represented, letus know as soon as you can andwe will see if we can accommodate you." Linda Wallerstein, the president of the COS Sister- hood, said "We look forward to seeing lots of COS members detail and character as she describes her integration into a northern Midwestern land- scape she grew to love, from adapting to the cold, learning to ice skate before learning to speak English to her obses- sion with Davy Jones. Yet, the weight of her bicultural- ism--being of two worlds but an outsider to both--has been central to her quest for identity. In 2014, Veigawas awarded a residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minne- sota. She wrote a basic draft about her formative years as a resettled Cuban refugee in the Twin Cities. "We Carry Our Homes with Us" is the result--published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press this past April. Signed copies of Veiga's book will be available at the meeting. It is also available for download and in paperback at For reservations to "Lunch with Marisella Veiga," e-mail or call 407-333-0204. Couvert is $12. in attendance and welcome the participation of members of other area synagogues and the general public." Admission to attend the event is $18. The price in- cludes complimentary wine and cheese along with other refreshments. The preview will begin at 7 p.m. and the auction will begin promptly at 8 p.m. There will be a door prize for some lucky winner. The auction will take place in the social hall at Congre- gation Ohev Shalom, which is located at 613 Concourse Parkway South, in Maitland. To make reservations, or if you have any specific requests or other questions, please call Congregation Ohev Shalom at 407-298-4650. Congregation Ohev Sha- lom invites the community to participate in two enjoy- able events that mark the weeklong celebration of Passover. Around the Jewish table cooking on Sunday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. and the Matzah Brei Brunch and Matzah Ball drop onApri116 at 10 a.m. Anyone who has to cook for the holiday knows that looking for new recipes is an ongoing endeavor. On April 2nd come and cookwith Ellen Zollman and together youwill make Tzimmes, a different Charoset and dessert beyond macaroons! The program reaches all ages from adults to parents who want to cook with their children. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. at Con- gregation Ohev Shalom. The cost is$10 per family and reg- istration can be done online at http://www.ohevshalom. org/event/around-the-jewish- family-table-cooking.html On Sunday, April 16, bring the entire family for a unique event, The Matzah Brei Brunch and Matzah Ball drop. This eventwill take place at 10 a.m. at Bob White Field in Mt. Dora. In addition to brunch, kosher for Passover of course, there will be a ball drop fly over! Participants can purchase"matzah" bails. They will be taken up in a vintage plane flown and owned by Craig Pearlman and dropped over a target on the ground. The ball closest to the target wins. The more balls pur- chased the better the chance of winning! In addition to the brunch and ball drop, plane rides in a vintage plane are available! Proceeds will ben- efit the youth, education and family programs and scholar- ships of Congregation Ohev Shalom If you can't make the event but want to purchase a "matzah" ball, you don't have to be present to win. Brunch is $6 grade 12 and younger and senior adults; and $8 adults. The cost of the "matzah" balls are $10 each or 6 for $50. Plane rides are $20 per person. Register online at event/matzah-ball-drop-and- matzah-brei-brunch.html For more information about either event, contact the Office at 407-298-4650 or y sought for Jewish school The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommit- tee unanimously approved a measure setting aside $1.5 million to enhance security at all Jewish day schools in Florida. Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, said there had been 154 bomb threats reported at Jewish schools around the country, and 17 reported in Florida. Appropriations docu- ments show the measure, HB 3653, would benefit students in preschool through high school. Florida has 35 Jewish day schools in nine counties. Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, asked what security measures would be put in place with the funding. Fine said the appropria- tions would not be allocated for operating expenses and salaries. He added it would be used for specific one-time uses, such as putting up fences and bullet-proof glass. Rep. Larry Lee, D-Port St. Lucie, said he would not have a problem if the schools used the funding to hire security guards. "If some of these schools don't have a security guard and could use the funds to hire a security guard, that is appropriate," he said. "Right now, schools all over the coun- try are under attack." Under new rules touted by Speaker Richard Corco- ran, Florida House budget subcommittees must de- bate dozens of individual spending items, which mem- bers file as standalone leg- islation and discuss in open meetings. Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Bo- ca Raton, Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, Rep. Richard Stark, D-Weston and Rep. Randy Fin, R-Palm Bay are pushing for the bill to be approved. Fundingwould go to schools in Orange, Volusia, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. 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