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HE. RITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 9, 2004 PAGE 3 I The religious school stu- dents at Israel in LongwoodTemple were treated to a new kind of Pesach experience on Sunday, March 28. They sat at tables during a model seder with "real" characters from the past as the events which tell the story of how the Jewish people were freed from being slaves in Egypt came alive before their eyes. The cast of characters, complete with costumes, was quite impressive. Lisa Feldman, President of Temple Israel, played the heard all the way from the seder plate. Rob Slavkin was Roth Ballroom into the Pharaoh, Neal Blaher was Temple Office. Cantor Laurie Moses, RobertFensterplayed Rimland-Bonn, Director of Aaron, and Bernie Kahn Education, says, "Program- played God. How does one minghasalwaysbeenmyspe- dress up to play God? One ciallove.Iliketoputtogether wears a tuxedo, of course! as many interactive eventsas The plagues were played by possible because they always Jay Alpert, Genie Blaher, have a greater and more posi- RebeccaFenster, JanetFried- tire impact on the children." man, Ellen Gutter, Ellen Formoreinformationabout Jewell, Erika Karlinsky, Pam Temple Israel's religious Skipper, Rachel Slavkin and school program, call Cantor RickiWieselthier. The laugh- Laurie Rimland-Bonn at 407- ter and merriment could be 786-2220. er success On Tuesday, March 30, ap- proximately 200 women from tnhie Orlando Jewish commu- ,ty participated in the second annual Women's Seder spon- red by the Sisterhood of ngregation of Liberal Juda- Ism and the Rosh Hodesh group of Jewish Family Ser- Vices of Orlando. The mood in the room was celebratory as Cathy SWerdlow, who compiled a Ha.ggadah, welcomed the par- uelpants for an evening of music, song and history in memory of the women who Went before. The seder table included two special features. The first was the "Miriam Cup," filled with aetl r as a symbol of Miriam's l, the Source of water for the Israelites in the desert. The t c dl was the tambourine, !s connected to the story x dus. Tambourines, or mt)rel: S, were usedbvMiriam and the Israelite women when S oresanced and sang at the a ol the Red Sea after had Successfully left gYpt. The scripture reads, t end .M.iriam the prophetess, s~Ster of Aaron, took a tiVabrel in her hand; and all Uus J^ D)lS:21Umbrels' dancing" (Exo- th= !her" special feature of t . r plate was an orange, '- ~eue Only for its symbolism of of o'e twomen in the story dt seed~ ~.~' but also because its ^L~ Q,~ sell-renewing. ~^ 'aCCOrding to Women of Re ,url~ Ju ' hood, dalsm (CLJ Sister- " J President Naomi Coh n Adsit,e - s any Women were re- unSlble for the seder's suc- cess, includingCathy S'*erdl w, Cantor Ja ial Intern " u une Rawiszer for her BETTY COHEN (1), mother of Naomi Cohen.Adsit, lights candles as BRENDA FAIBER of JFS looks on. Cantorial Intern JACQUELINE RAWISZER (far back, center) leads the singing for the group of over 200 singing, Kathy Slage for her teers from the temple's youth accompaniment, and Roshgroup (GORFTY), who served HodeshleaderMarleneFarber the seder dinner from JFS. Cohen-Adsit also The women who attended gave credit to the members of made this festive seder a suc- Sisterhood who helped cook cess. They sang, danced and and set the tables, religious remembered the past as they school studentswho made the recalled their mothers, grand- Miriam Cups and matzah cov- mothers and the women who ers for every table, and volun- went before. hat i)ocati 3 :1 at the University of dents to engage and interact experiences," Hasak-Lowy .odo. " Gainesvilleinvites withtheirownandotherstu- says. ieger, t grandparents (and dents' grandparents. We are Hasak-Lowy says she de- !thcal .j :o participate in a hoping to have an cided to model Grandparents randt filled with Jewishintergenerational exchange Weekend after a successful altur# div aing, games and a of Jewish traditions, li!e ex- program called "Straight 5eaS memorial service, periences and stories,' says From Bubbes Kitchen," that Taal Hasak-Lowy, program- brought grandparents to Weekend willstartwith ming iirector at Hillel. Gainesville twice a month to tityiS night services and a Hasak-Lowy chose the teach students traditional Jew- oceSS dinner. Afterwards, as )arents and grandchil- weekend because it coincides ish recipes. withHolocaustRemembrance The student response has come,fill hear from Mitchell Day. On Sunday, therewill be been strong. ;aid. author of "Myths and aspecial memoriaiservice pre- "The students loved meet- )uld i A Guide to the Arab- atilbel Conflict pared by both UF students and ing their friends' grandparen eli%V S L' :a!urd,?Ymorning, there Holocaust survivors, and hearing their ,stories, "We thought it would beHasak-Lowy says. 'Now we dnei( ervmes and brunch, meaningful to have an want to bring lots of students -ed activities, including that includes Holocaust sur- have a similar experience." did -- oy an afternoon of intergenerationai program and grandparents together to mah jong and '.lling. vivors,so the students can hear For more information, con- their stories first hand. The tact Taal Hasak-Lowy at 352- nt to provide a students have a great deal to 372-2900, ext. 710, or email Current OF stu- learn fromtheirgrandparents' taal@ufhillel.org. 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