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PAGE 8A This is a listing of the synagogues and organiza- tions that have given in- formation to the Heritage about their community Passover seders as of press time. Other synagogues in the Central Florida area may also be planning com- munity seders. Contact in- formation for synagogues in Central Florida appears on page 7. Celebration Jewish Con- gregation (Reform)--Sec- ond Night Seder led by Rabbi Richard Cowin, Sat- urday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Celebration's Heritage Hall. Kosher-style cuisine prepared by Too Jay's. Cost: $40 adults, includes dinner and Haggadah; $20 chil- dren pre bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, includes dinner and Haggadah. Reserva- tions: www.JewishCelebra- or 407-566-9792. Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando (Ortho- dox)--First Night Seder led by Rabbi Yanky Majesky, Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. (call for location). Tradi- tional seder with five-course meal. Cost: $36; children under 4 are free. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, No knowledge, affiliation or background necessary. RSVP: 407-878- 3011 or rabbi@JewishNor- Chabad of South Orlando (Orthodox)--First Night HERITAGE FLORIOA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 30, 2012 Community Passover seders 2012 Seder, Friday, April 6. Ser- vices at 7:30 p.m., seder at 8 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7800 Universal Blvd., Orlando (next to Chabad Center). Cost: $36 adult Orlando residents ($60 non-residents), $25 child Orlando residents ($36 non-residents). Reserva- tions required by March 25:407-354-3660 or www. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael: Chabad (Ortho- dox)--First Night Seder, Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m., Ied by Rabbi Sholom B. Dubov. Cost: $50 adults, $25 children. Reservations required. Information and reservations: 407-644- 3333, ext. 0 or visit www. Congregation Bet Chaim (Reform): First Night seder, Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at the synagogue in Cassel- berry, led by Rabbi Howard Simon. Members, adults, $20; children under 13,-$10. Nonmembers, adults: $30; children under 13, $15. Reservations by April 10. Contact Meril Salzburg at Congregation Beth Am (Conservative)--Commu- nity Seder First 1light of Passover - Friday, April 6. Seder begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Conducted by Rabbi Rick Sherwin. Cost: Adult member $35, 00ngagement Lisa Helen Gold & Jason Craig, Dresner Adult non-member $45; children (5-12) $20, col- lege students without local family $10; children under 5 free; Active Duty military free. Reservations neces- sary by Monday, April 2. Call Congregation Beth Am 407-862-3505 or pay at the secure payment page at Congregation Ohr Chay- ira, celebrating tradi- tional Judaism for Modern times, welcomes all area Jews and friends to their annual Passover Seder, Saturday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the home in Lees- burg of Rabbi Arthur H. Grae and Cantorial Soloist, Elaine Grae who will also preside. A full dinner will be served. Reservations are limited $25 members/S30 non- members per person until April 2 - thereafter, price will be $35 per person. Checks to Ron Trachten- berg, 32809 Timberwood Drive, Leesburg, FL 34748 Call 352-787-4560 or 352-326-8745 for further details. Congregation Be[h Isra- el of Ocala will hold Pass- over seder on tle econd night of the holiday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club Ballroom located at On Top of the World, S.W. 94th St., Ocala. The seder will be conducted mainly in English with participa- tion from those present. Sonia Peter son will be leading. The traditional Passover fare consists of a beef, chicken or fish entree and the cost is $30 for members, $35 for non- members. Reservations are requested by March 31 to Estelle by calling 325-237-8277. Congregation Beth Sho- lom will hold a second night Passover seder with Rabbi Karen Allen at Pennbrooke Fairways in Leesburg, at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, April 7. A traditional seder dinner will be catered by Too Jays of Lake Sumter Landing. The cost is $30 for Congregation Beth Sholom members and $35 for nonmembers. Roasted chicken fingers will be served for the children: ages 6 to 12, .$10; 5 and under are free. The deadline for reser- vations is Monday, March 19. Call Iris Stansfield at 352-259-8516 to make your reservation. Infor- mation about the seder and Congregation Beth Sholom can be found at www.bethsholomflorida. org or call the synagogue at 352-326-3692. Congregation Beth Sha- lom of Orange City (Pro- Dr. Robertand G"ail Gold of Longwood, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Gold, to Jason Dresner of Dix Hills, N.Y. The bride-elect grew up in Longwood and attended Lake Brantley High School. Lisa graduated from Tulane University With a finance degree and received her master's degree in A(:counting from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. Lisa is currently employed at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in San Francisco, Calif., specializing in private companies and individuals. The groom-elect grew up in Dix Hills. He attended Tulane University, graduating with a dual degree in Finance and Economics. After working in investment banking for three years he now works as a private equity associate'at Gryphon investors in San Francisco. The couple plans to be married on November 17, 2012 in Disney Wedding Pavillion with Rabbi Steven Engel officiating. gressive Conservative) - Second night seder led by Rabbi Winston Weilheimer, Saturday April 7 at 6 p.m. at Social Hall Our Lady of the Lakes, 1310 Maximilian St., Deltona. Reservations are limited; call 386-775- 3133 for information. Temple Israel (Conser- vative)--Second night seder, Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m,. at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. Led by Rabbi Joshua Neety. Cost: $30 adult member; $36 adult nonmember; $12 child 4-12 (includes din.ner). Additional bottles of wine (Chardonnay or Cabernet) available for $15 per bottle. Reservations, 407-647- 3055; fax, 407-647-8542; email, templeisrael@ti-; online, www. htm. Over $2.3 million raised at Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Solidarity Gala (From left to right): SSG. Chen Saban, SGTo Maor Blank, Dror and Miriam Zadok, FIDF Greater Miami Chapter Past Presidents, Dina Ben Ari, Executive Director of FIDF Florida Region, Rona Ramon, Guest Speaker, Lezlie and Miguel Poyastro, Gala Co-Chairs, Major General Gadi Shamni, Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attach to the United States & Canada, and CPT. Liron Golan Carlos Chattah Forces Attach to the U.S. Award and was the Gala's such as academic scholar- a'nd Canada Maj. Gen. Gadi keynote speaker. In memory ships to former combat MIAMI--Over $2.3 mil- Shamni. ofboth her husband and soldiers, financial sup- lioh was rised Thursday The event honored Rona her son, Ramon founded port for soldiers in-need night, Ma'ch 22, when Ramon, the wife of the the Ramon Foundation, and Lone Soldiers from more than 1,000prominent first Israeli astronaut, Ilan which works to promote around the world, weeks business and philanthropic Ramon, Who was killed in cultivation of values and of rest and recreation for leaders from across Miami 2003 on the space shuttle goals inspired by Ilan and entire IDFunits, aswellas gathered at The Westin Columbia. In 2009, Mrs. AsafRamon, who were both educational, cultural, and Diplomat Hotel in Holly- Ramon also tragically lost models ofthe integration of recreational facilities. wood, Fla., for the Friends her son, Asaf Ramon, at excellence and leadership. FIDF was established in of the IsraelDefense Forces 21 years old when his F-16 The Gala was also cel- 1981byagroupofholocaust (FIDF) GreaterMiamiChap- fighter jet crashed during a ebratedby the participation survivors as a501(C)(3) not- ter Solidarity Gala. training exercise in Israel. of IDFsoldiers,whotraveled for-profitorganizationwith At the dinner, the FIDF "Our soldiers understand to Miami from Israel, to themissionofprovidingand Greater Miami Chapter rec- the enormous responsibil- attend the event and share supporting edficational, ognized three couples from ity upon their shoulders, their stories with FIDF social, cultural, and recre- the Miami community with and they are ready to do supporters. The soldiers ationalprogramsandfacili- the PILLAR Award for their anything to protect the lives included Sgt. Maor (Mark) ties for the heroic men and tireless devotion to the IDF of the civilians," Ramon Blank, a California-native women of the IDF. Today, soldiers, The recipients of said in aer speech to the combat soldier and for- FIDFhasmorethanl20,000 the award were Nancy and hundreds of attendees at met United States Marine loyal supporters, and 15 Tzemach Yariv, Tova and the Gala event. "There is Corps; Cpt. Liron Golan, a regional offices throughout MosheYemia, and Tovaand not enough that we Can do commander of Pararhedics the U.S. and Panama. FIDF Uzi Zohar. to show these brave rfien Course who was an IDF proudly offers its support to Also partciPating at the and women that they are .delegate to Haiti following the IDF soldiers and their event was FIDF National not alone and that we love the 2010 eirthquake; and familiesthroughavarietyof Chairman lily Falic; FIDF them. Our mutual goalis to Ssg. Chen Saban, asergeant unique and National :)irector Maj. allow these children, who of a warriors' squad in the grams. These opportunities Gen. (Res.) Yitzhak (Jerry) risk their lives to protect paratroopers, reinforce the vital bond Gershon; Executive Direc- our country, abetterquality The funds raised between the communities tot of the FIDF Florida of life," she added, throughout the evening in the United States, the Region Dina Ben-Ari; and Rona Ramon was this will provide much needed soldiers of the IDF, and the Israel Defense and Armed year's recipient of the FIDF and well-deserved services State of Israel.