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HE RITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 4, 2003 PAGE 7 By Michael Garnson Why is this byte different from all other bytes? If you would like to have a little fun this Pesach, pick up "The Interactive Haggadah" on cd-rom. The interactive Haggadah is a program by Jemm Productions in associa- tion with Scopus Films. This Program is a wonderful re- SOurce to use at home or in a ~hool setting to teach chil- en about Passover. The pro- gram uses claymation figures ~d movies to explore the der, the Haggadah, and the rich traditions of the holiday. The navigation of the pro- gram is a little unorganized ut play around with it long enough and you will find what .You are looking for. Upon start- lug the program, users are of- fered the choice of running in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, or French. After choosing a language, users can navigate to three different ar- eas, the Seder table, the family guide, or the actual Haggadah. The Seder table consists of a family of claymation char- acters sitting around a table. Each family member is a clickable "hotspot" which leads to another feature. Clicking on the youngest child takes users to the four questions. They are displayed in Hebrew and sung by the character. Another child dis- plays the four kinds of chil- dren when he is clicked on. He turns from wicked to NEW YORK--For genera- tions, Jewish families have trusted Manischewitz to pro- Vide delicious, innovative, qual- ity kosher foods. This commit- ment by Manischewitz is now reaching the State of Israel by helping its customers send a holiday gift the Gift of Life to Israelis. blanischewitz is proud of its ~r~oing support of Israel's Red ross, Hagen David Adorn, SuPported in the United States simple and so forth. Every- with music and activities for' one at the table hasadifferent children. role to play. Clicking on the The software also contains mother brings up a jukebox afullHaggadah.TheHaggadah of Pesach music, is printable and contains He- Throughout the program, brew and English translations pieces of the afikomen pop up as well as commentary. There periodically.Usersare encour- is audio of every prayer being aged to click on the pieces and sung from the Haggadah. The when they have gathered them first page of the Haggadah dis- all they receive a prize. Click- plays the major parts of the ing on the father at the Seder service. Clicking on any of table shows your progress in these parts activates a brief the afikomen puzzle. Clicking animation showing what the on grandpa brings up trivia part means, and then takes questions and clicking on students to the place in the grandma brings users to the Haggadah where the accom- "family guide." Scattered panyingtext is read. throughout the dining room Scattered throughout the are other surprises for kids to program are animations and click on. The kitchen brings movies, which will keep chil- up cookbooks with real Pass- dren entertained. Clicking on over recipes. Clicking on the the same object more than Seder plate brings up a little once often brings different re- matching game. suits, so kids can explore re- The "family guide" is a step- peatedly. by-step instruction book for The interactive Haggadah creating a Seder. There are is available at many different twenty pages of printable in- sources online. I went to structions broken up into four and categories. Users can learn the searched for "interactive history and meaning of Pass- Haggadah" and found a hum- over and then learn how to ber of stores selling it online. hunt for hametz. After that, You should be able to pick it there are instructions for ere- up for under twenty dollars. ating the Seder and tips for Check it out for a fun and making the Seder come alive educational high tech Pesach. Hand painted Miriam cups, Uebrew name bracelets, silk printed matzo covers, assorted dot, linen tablecloths, p eli artwork, baked goods, ',rover chocolates, Kosher r dkies, designer and crafted jewelry these are a few of the many items will be on sale at Miriam's ket, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m i dandaY, April 6 at Congrega- Ohev Shalom, 5015 rd Ave Orlando. Admission is free for this :o savln by ARMDI, American Red uctsincludingmatzos, noodles, ARMDI is the exclusive au- Magen David for Israel. Ac- crackers, cookies, soups, and thorizedfundraisingorganiza- cording to Bruce Glickstein, processed fish products, tion in the United States for president and CEO of The B. For the coming PassoverMagen David Adorn, Israel's Manischewitz Company, "We holiday, Manischewitz adver- National Emergency Medical, couldn't imagine a more tisingwill feature the 5-pound Ambulance, Blood and Disas- worthwhile way to demon- package of"Passover Matzos," ter Service (i.e. Israel's Red strate our support for Israel's with a large red banner sup- Cross). people and its victims than porting Israel's Red Cross is on For more information con- through Israel Red Cross." the over wrap, in Jewish maga- tact IraA. Gomberg, seniorvice The B. Manischewitz Corn- zines and newsweeklies (see president, Corporate Commu- pany, founded in 1888, is the page 13). Manischewitz will nications at 212-688-4500. nation's largest manufacturer contributeaportionofthepur- For more information on of processed kosher food prod- chase price to ARMDI. ARMDI visit multi-generationalcommunity Miriam'saprons, teeshirts, and Bavarian, Agr8Party/Cookie wide event, sponsored by COS "Women's Seder in a Bag," Rubin, Jadis Jewelry by Sisterhood, COS Seniors and whichincludesaMiriam'scup, Candace Chemtob, LS Gems, Youth & Family Programming. tambourine, oranges, educa- LL Expressions, Pampered 'We want people to come to tional material and more. Chef, Queen B'dJeweiryby Gay Miriam's Market to have fun, Food vendors will sell dell- Harrison, Sterling Sliver 4 U, meet people, shop and show ciousKosherbrunchandlunch Silver Lion, Fotographic Ser- support for local Jewish arti- items. There will be raffles and vices by Sim, JR Designs by Jill sansandvendors,"saidSharon door prizes, informational Rees, All Judaic Giftware & Zucconi, COS Sisterhood presi- booths and fresh popcorn and More, Marlene Rozen-Davis, dent."Wewill have many prod- cotton candy. Artizan Hair Salon and others. ucts from Israel made by Is- Nearly 20 vendors from For further information raeli artists as well."throughout Florida will "set please contact Kris Charles COS Sisterhood-will open up shop" to sell their wares 407-857-3509 or Gay Harrison its giftshoptopremiereitsnew includingAriLevArt, TheNutty 407-786-2628. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (Rec), Navigator School, 607 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, 407-596-5397, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays each month. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644-2500; Services: Sunday, 8 a.m Mon-Fri, 7 a.m Fri 6:30 p.m Sat. 9:30 a.m. Family Service 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (g), 1033 Semo~n Blvd Suite 151, Casselben'y, 407-830-7211; Shabbat service, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862- 3505; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m Junior Cong 10:45 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave West Melbourne, 321- 779-0740; Services, 8 p.m. Ist & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 1016 Yorkshire Ridge Ct Orlando, 407-855- 0772; Services once a month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (C), 315 North 13th St Lzesburg, 352-315-07-70 Congregation B'nal Torah (C), 445 S. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad (O), 1301 S. Patrick Dr. #62, Satellite Beach, 321-777. 2770. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Liberal Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr Orlando, 407-645- 0444; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; except 1st Friday, Family services begin 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chalm (R), P.O. Box 060M7, Palm Bay, 32906, 321- 768-6722. Congregation Obey Shalom (C), 5015 Goddard Ave Orlando, 407-298- 4650; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong 10:15 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation Shalom, Williamsburg(R), EO. Box 69108 I,Orlando, 32869: Friday night services once a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando. 407-238-7943. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 0313, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386445-3006; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israd (C), 407-647-3055', Shabbat service; 6:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m, Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave Daytona Beach, 904-252-3097', Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel (C), 1001 E. New YoA Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom of ikltena (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 904-789- 2202; Shabbat service, 10 a.m. Saturday. Temple Shir Shalom el' Oviedo (R); Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. 1 st Friday of the month at Carrillon Elementa~ School, 320 Lockwood Blvd Ovindo. Friday night service held at 7:30 p.m. 3rd Friday of the month in the Commu- nity Roo at The Tremont Apartment Residences, 7015 Red Bug Lake RcL, Ovindo. Call 407-977-5172 for information. (Check with individual syuagogues for the dates and times of services if not listed) (R) Refom (C) Conservative (0) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist Randy Ames, ABR, GRI REALTOR@ Watson Realty Corp LTOm 1425 W. SR 434 Longwood, FL 32750 407-622-8503 ~On March 9, Temple Israel ~.Ongregation Ohev Sha- ~'" aisterhood members at- ,~nded the annual Torah Fund ~ heon hosted by Dr. Robin k~tZman in her beautiful Women from the con- movement attended supports the Seminary City. Every year pinwhich ir contribution seminary. ry is where rab- Cantors, education direc- receive their and degrees before serve the conservative throughout the year'stheme Be Strong. of the after- e fabulousmeal by Robin Katzman Skipper, was a new the program and the Seminary. ()ur facilities are i)crfect for (;ROUI' i~ETIeEATS, REUNIONS or I,I,'AI)I,~RSltll) i)I,'VI,~I,OI)MI,]NT I)RO(;RA~IS. Shown here Israel president and BEA SCHERZER. (1- r): MILLIE GOLDFARB; LORRAINE CIBLEY; LISA FffLDMAN, Temple Many years ago the Sister- Ohev and Temple Israel as well to have national leadership in hood Chapters from Temple Is- as other chapters throughout attendance. rael and Congregation Ohev the country. For information on how to Shalom made donations to en- Sue Bengele, Florida Branch makea donation to the Women's ablestudentstoliveintheMatlida presidentand Linda Blum, To- League of Conservative Judaism SchectherResidentialHall.Itwas rahFundchairmanforFlorida, TorahFund, pleasecontactHelen recently refurbished with air bothgaveupdatesontheSemi- Hosid, chairman of Temple conditioningandcomputers,for nary and detailed how the dol- Israel's Torah Fund committee studentuse, throughfundsfrom lars are used. It was a pleasure through TI at 407-647-3055. 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