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# PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 13, 2012 Israeli di/00 speaks to Orlando Jd,.tvish students The Consul General of the speakwithstudentleadersand State of Israel to Florida and get a sense of how college kids Puerto Rico, Chaim Shacham, in the Orlando,area feel about cametoRollinsCollegeMarch Israel," said Shapira. "We 19 to hold a reception to openedtheeventtothepublic strengthen bonds between andhadalotofmembersfrom Israel and the Orlando Jewish the community and faculty student community, members from Rollins came. Shachammetw|thstudents It was a really nice event; we for the first hour of the event, established that Israel has a after which a discussion and a lot to offer, andthat Orlando is question-and-answer session morethanjustDisneyWorld," were held with the audience, said Shapira. which included studentsfrom .Shacham says he likes to UCF, Barry University School participate in community of Law, Rollins College, Hillel and student events because Israel Consul General Chaim Shacham (!) and Barry Law School Jewish Law Student Association President Walter Hnot. members and members of the he believes in the importance Orlando community, ofbuildingrelationshipswith 10 ff C J til Wed e d TuliShapira, UCFHillel'sIs-students and maintaining percent o amp un n s ay raelFellow, wasinattendance. Israel's presence on college "The Consul General got to campuses.. Parentscantake10percent off their children's registra- tions for Camp J at the Roth Jewish Community Center in Maitland and the JCC's Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus when they register by Wednesday, April 18. To view the camp offerings, visit www.campj.org. Camp registration forms are avail- able for download also on the website. For more infor- mation, call 407-645-5933 (Maitland) or 407-387-5330 (Southwest). liana Brener and Valentina Agudelo look forward to cheerleading at Camp J this year. Open houses to be / e !d for prospective Hebrew school famii !es at Ohev Shalom Purim party Learning is a Family Experience at Ohev Shalom. Kitah Bet, Teachers and students enjoy learning together! Kitah Hay The Jewish Pavilion celebrated Purim with the second grade families enjoy learning about the Jewish calendar. 5th graders and their teachers dress for Purim. residents at Madison House, Dr. Phillips. The Piano Lady, Carol Stein (pictured above), entertained the residents. A highlight of the party was the groggers made and distributed by the children at the Rosen Jewish Community Center. Bat Mitzva]l ..eoPecccz gynn E)aqjqonez- Rebecca Lynn Wag- goner, daughter of Pare Waggoner of Heathrow, and Michael Waggoner of Lake Mary will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, April 21 at Congregation Bet Chaim in Casselberry. Rebecca is a seventh grade Honor Roll student at Markham Woods Middle School where she partici- pates in Advanced (Black & Silver) Chorus, enjoys Drama and Conversational Spanish. She is a member of C Teen Youth of Chabad of both North and South Orlando. Her activities with the youth groups give Rebecca the opportunity to participate in one of her passions, of being involved in humanitarian and community and outreach programs and she has volunteered in multiple activities to aid and support the local community. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Sharing in the family's simcha will be her brother Cameron, her grandparents Joyce and Mel Berger, her aunts and uncles from Florida, Arizona, Connecticut and New Jersey along with friends from Florida and New Jersey. Learning is relevant to everyday Jewish life. Seventh grader Brandon Israel is getting CPR certified to fulfill the Jewish value of Pikuach Nefesh, saving a life. Congregation Ohev Shalom Hebrew school will be holding two open houses for prospec- tive Hebrew school families. The best way to see if Hebrew school is a right fit is to come and experience it! The dates are Wednesday, April 18 from 4-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 9 a.m.- 12:30p.m. Prospective students are invited to spend the day in class and learn first handwhat takes place. Parents can visit classes for part of the day and then schmooze over refresh- ments with other parents and COS Education committee members. Congregation Ohev Sha- lom is a conservative syna- gogue affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism of America. It is fully egalitarian and is open to all family units. The Hebrew school is held Sundays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for Pre K through sev- enth grade and Wednesdays for third through seventh Learning at Ohev Shalom is hands on. Kitah Dalet/4th grade students Allie Schwartz, Shaina Smith, Arden Wall- man and Hannah Smolin create a Chanukiyah. grade from 4-6:30 pm. Sec- schoolers to be assistants and grade students have the in the classroom and many option of going Sunday only activities for families. or Sunday and Wednesdays. At Ohev Shalom the motto Students in grades Pre K is "we create life long Jews" through fifth may attend where the learning is experi- for their first year of Hebrew ential and focuses on creating school withoUt being a mem- relationships. Prospective ber of Ohev Shalom. families are encouraged to In addition to Hebrew RSVP for either of the open school Ohev offers a broad houses by contacting the rangeofprogramsforfamilies synagogue, 407-298-4650. andyouth fromyouth groups, Ohev Shalom is located at 613 MACHANEH OHEV, annual ConcoursePkwyS.,Maitland. Youth Theatre Production, Please also check the website Madrichim program for high www.ohevshalom.org Congregation Beth Sholom Rabbi's Roundtable Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg leads a guided discussion of Active Judaism each month. This forum provides an opportunity to talk with the rabbi about things that are important to you in an in- timate and informal setting. The Roundtable topic this month is Does Being a Good Person Make You a Good Jew? The roundtable is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ap'! 17 at Panera Bread in Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages. The public is invited. Event organizers request you arrive by 10:30 a.m. to get your food and beverage before the discussion starts. For more information visit BethSholomFlorida.org or call 352-326-3692.