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PAGE 8 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH traceyamar@hotmaii.com. CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS For more information on Seeds of Peace visit [ Copy for publication must be typed and www.seedsofpeace.org. ] doublespaced, andintheHERITAGEofficeby I1 [ Wednesday noon of the week preceding publi- Jewish War Veter- [ cation. Copy received late will be published in arts, Post #759 " ] the next issue, ifstill timely. Mail news releases II I to HERITAGE, P.O. Box 3OO742, Fern Park, l Saturday evening, April 5, at 6 p.m. a pre-installation FL 32730 O. r e-mail to party to honor the Department of Florida Jewish War Veter- ans Commander Harry Cohen Seeds of Peace The local chapter of Seeds of Peace will be having its first picnic social on Sunday, March 30from 1-4 p.m. at the Down- town Langford Park on East Central Blvd. The Young Lead- ership group of Florida Friends of Seeds of Peace consisting of members of the Jewish and Arab Student Unions among other young adults are orga- nizing the event. Florida Friends Chapter of Seeds of Peace is a non-profit, non-po- litical organization dedicated to helping teenagers from re- gions in conflict, including Arab and Israeli youngsters from the Middle East, end the cycle of violence. Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has graduated more than 2,000 teenagers representing 22 na- tions from its internationally recognized conflict-resolution program. The program brings hundreds of youth identified by their governments as among the best and brightest to live together at three con- secutive month-long summer programs. Through the sum- mer and follow-up programs, participants develop empathy, respect, communication/ne- gotiation skills, confidence, and hope - the building blocks for peaceful coexistence. For more information about this event, Seeds of Peace and the local Florida chapter please contact: Tracey Amar at 321- 277-2789 or and State Auxiliary President Estelle Rosenzweig and re- spective accompanying staff will be held at the Applebee Restaurant on University Bou- levard near UCF, telephone 407-282-2055. Members of JewishWar Vet- erans HarveyM.Albertson Post No. 759 andAuxiliarywili meet Sunday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. in the Senior Lounge of the Jew- ish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave. Bagels and coffee will be served until 10 a.m. Respective meetings and installation ceremonies for newly elected Post and Auxil- iary officers will be chaired by officials from the Department of Florida. Veterans and current mem- bers of the military are invited to attend. For further infor- mation, call Commander Samuel Grossat407-671-9226 or Auxiliary President Helen Lazarowitz at 407-648-5030. I SYNAGOGUE NEWS I I III Congregation of Liberal vice led by Rabbi Engel and Judaism Cantorial Soloist Jackie The Congregation of Lib- Rawizser. Families are also eral Judaism invites families welcome to stay for Shabbat withyoungchildrentoa"Tot dinner following the service Shabbat" service on Friday, at 6 p.m. For dinner reserva- April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Join in tions call the CLJ office at for a lively, interactive set- 407-645-0444. Barry Kudlowitz, executive director of Jewish Family Ser- vices, announced the agency recently received a $23,000 grant from the Dr. Phillips Charities. The grant was approved by their board of directors for the purpose of helping implement a new phase of JFS' KidsKonnect program in middle schools as well as ex- panding the current services to more elementary schools. KidsKonnect is a support- ive educational group program developed for children whose parents are divorced or sepa- rated. Trained counselors hold group sessions in area public schools. The small groups are created based on family situa- tion and on grade level They are non-sectarian and run for six consecutive weekly ses- sions at the elementary level and eight weeks at the middle school level. The Dr. Phillips Charities are comprised of two private, philanthropic organizations. They are, The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips, Inc. and are committed to en- hancing the quality of life by using their resources to make a meaningful impact on the needs of our community. Dr. Philip Phillips was, at one time, the largest individual citrus grower in the world. He was the first to successfully can orange juice and the first to get the nation's doctors to say that orange juice is good for you. He built his pioneer citrus business into a complex agri-corporation with hold- ings and interests that crossed the nation. He, his wife Della, and their son Howard believed in giving Dr. Philip Phillips back to the community that had given them so much. In 1954, Dr. Phillips sold the family cit- rusbusiness to the Minute Maid Corporation. The profit from this sale provided the Phillips Family the opportunity to for- malize their charitable giving by creating The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation. The reorganization of Dr. Phillips, Inc. from a profit corporation into a non-profit organization in May of 1997 achieved the goal that Howard had set to assure that all of the assets from his businesseswould ultimately be used for charity. The legacy of the family has grown over time, enabling the combined charities of the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips Inc. to make grants of more than $7.5 million dollars each year. Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, Inc a non- profit United Way agency and member agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Or- lando, is celebrating its 25th year of service to the commu- nity this year. DELAND--The newly orga- nized West Volusia chapter of Hadassah, Emahot Chamot, will have its chartering party from 2 to 4 p.m. April 6 at Temple Israel ofDeLand, 1101 E. New York Ave. Sheila Nelin, president of the Florida Central region, will be the speaker. She and chap- ter adviser Susan Livingstone will install the chapter's new officers. Local dignitaries have been invited, as well as new members and their guests. Hadassah, founded in 1912, is the largest women's and the largest Zionist member- ship organization in the United States, with more than 300,000 members. Its goals are to support Israel by pro- moting education, health care, special projects and by acting as goodwill ambassa- dors for the Jewish state through hospitals, colleges, Young Judea, the Jewish Na- tional Fund and other projects. For information about join- ing or attending the charter party, call the chapter presi- dent, Diane Weilheimer, 386- 736-8751, or e-mail her at rebitzen@msn.com. NEW YORK--A number of major supermarket chains across the United States are stocking their shelves for Passover this year with matzah from the Israeli com- pany OSEM, enabling con- sumers to support Israel's economy through the joint Jewish National Fund-OSEM U.S.A. program: Matzah With a Mitzvah. For every five boxes of OSEM matzah products bought by consumers, OSEM will make a donation to JNF to plant a tree in Israel. OSEM will also be advertising JNF's tree planting program, as well as the other important envi- ronmental work JNF does in Israel, on all Passover and matzah product boxes. The program is called Matzah with a Mitzvah be- cause planting trees in honor or in memory of someone spe- cial and donating to charity are Jewish traditions, and mitzvot or good deeds! JNF, the largest and only Jewish organization whose mission is caretaker of the land of Is- rael, established its reputa- tion by planting 220 million trees in Israel during the 20th century. The OSEM and Jew- ish National Fund Matzah with a Mitzvah program helps fulfill many mitzvot at the same time. "The Jewish people are looking for ways to-support Israel," said Izzet Ozdogan, president of OSEM. "This is a great way to do it - with one purchase you are helping Israel's economy, fulfilling the obligations of Passover, and planting trees in Israel- three mitzvot for the price of onel" Major supermarkets chains carrying OSEM Matzah and Passover products include A&P, Shoprite, Food Empo- rium, Kings, Pathmark, Waldbaum's, and Wegman's (N.YJN.J.); Giant (D.CJMdJ Pa.), Supeffresh (D.CJMd.), Acme (Phil/Southern N.J.), Albertson's (Fla. and Calif.), Ralph's (Calif.), Jewel (Chi- cago), Publix (Fla. and the Southeast); Fred Meyer and QFC (Wash./Ore.); Smith's (Az./NevJUtah), Price Chop- per (N.Y.); Kroger and H.E.B. (Texas), and Kroger (South- east). "JNF partners with for- profit companies that are looking for a way to support Israel through proceeds from their sales," said Russell F. Robinson, chief executive of- ricer of JNF. "This partner- ship brings more meaning to consumers knowing that as they celebrate Passover and eat the matzah and matzah products, they also helped Is- rael." As part of the partnership, OSEM will place advertising messages on its Passover food packages that encourage con- sumers to plant trees in Israel with Jewish National Fund as gifts for weddings, bar mitzvahs and otheroccasions. OSEM, a 60-year-old Israeli company and the largest food manufacturer in Israel, pro- duces its matzah products there. orran o, n 9/, s er Dorran Evan Glasser, son of Jay and Marilyn Glasser of Maitland will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday April 5 at Congregation Ahavas- Yisrael Chabad, Dorran "Dorri" is a sev- enth grade Honor Roll Stu- dent at the Patricia R. Selznick Middle School. He is an accomplished martial artist and a second-degree black belt. He also likes to work with computers, lis- ten to music and reading. Sharing in the family's simcha is his sister Aryanna; grandparents Professor and Mrs. Claude Lewy of Wassenaar, Holland; Mrs. Phyllis Matheson of Johannesburg, South Africa; Mr. And Mrs. Irwin Segneff of Pittsburgh. Pa. and Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Glasser of Northport, Fla. J ic ff a e / ff'3 e n/am in,Cqp /a n Michael Benjamin Kaplan, son of Robin and Jerold Kaplan of Orlando will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at Congregation they Shalom, Orlando. Michael is in the seventh grade at Hunter's Creek Middle School. He is a member of the Math Club, Student Council, Rocket Club and school newspa- per. His interests include baseball, science and movies. He is also a member of Kadima at COS. Sharinginthefamily'ssimcha is his sister Samantha; grandparents, Elliot and Kathy Hollub and Norman and Ruth Kaplan, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from all over the country. J !Ia //n e w r o n JCop Matthew Aaron Kopkin, son of Lauren Brown of Maitland and Mark Kopkin of Atlanta, Ga. will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday April 5. Matthew, a member of Temple Israel, will be join- ing his cousin, Seth Schwartz, in a b'nai mitzvah during the Mincha/Ma'ariv service at Congregation Ohev Shz[- lore. Matthew is in the seventh grade at the Patricia R. Selznick Middle School where he is on the soccer team. He enjoys snow skiing, soccer, wrestling and video games. Sharing in the family's siracha are his brothers and sisters, Sammy Kopkin, Shira, Daniel and Rachel Brown, Sarah Dillon and newly arrived Bryan Kopkin; grandpar- ents Arlene and Murray Schwartz of Winter Park and Ethel and Ted Kopkin of Atlanta, Ga. and family and friends from Georgia, California, New Jersey, New York and all over Florida. cSe/A oan SoS, o w/z Seth Evan Schwartz, son of Sharan and Richard SchwartzofLongwoodwill be called to the Torahwith his cousin Matthew Kopkin as a b'nai mitzvah on Sat- urday, April 5 at Congrega- tion Ohev Shalom, Or- lando. Seth is a seventh grade Honor Roll Student at Rock Lake Middle School. His interests include computers, video games, swimming, and reading. Through the synagogue Seth is an active participant in feeding the homeless, something he enjoys very much. Sharing in the family's simcha are his brother, Jor- dan; grandparents, Leah and Howard Levinsky of Longwood, and Arlene and Murray Schwartz of Winter Park," family and friends from Michigan, Georgia, New York, California, Texas, and Florida.