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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 17, 2015 PAGE 15A From page 13A Cpl. Elad Yaakov Sela, 25, of the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, was indicted Monday in Jaffa on charges of espionage and disclosure of sensitive information, accord- ing to reports. Selawill remain in custody until the end of proceedings against him. Sela reportedly provided information on the planned arrest of Bat Ayin activists, the Shin Bet security ser- vice said. Three other Bat Ayin residents also were arrested in connection with the case. The soldier was arrested several weeks ago, according to reports. Sela also allegedly passed on information about military activities against Pal- estinian terrorists on several occasions. Israeli mobile game pub- lisher TabTale purchases American developer JERUSALEM (JTA)--The Israeli mobile game publisher TabTale acquired aU.S. mobile game developer for children. TabTale, a top 10 world- wide mobile game publisher headquartered in Tel Aviv, announced Sunday that it had purchased Sunstorm Games, a Las Vegas-based firm that has released more than 100 games. It is the Israeli com- pany's first American acquisi- tion and its third foreign buy this year. No purchase price was disclosed. Founded in 2010, TabTale has operations in seven coun- tries, including Israel, the United States and China. It has more than 350 applica- tions, 40 million monthly active users and 600 million downloads worldwide. Body of Thai ferry fatal- ity, Shani Maril, 12, identified JERUSALEM (JTA)--The body of the 12-year-old girl from Israel who was killed in a fire aboard a ferry in Thailand was positively identified. Shani Maril of Modiin, in central Israel, was identified on Monday. Her family had taken her to Thailand as a bat mitzvah present. The transfer of her body back to Israel is being delayed due to a three-day New Year festival in Thailand. The rest of the family, including Shani's parents, a sister and a brother, returned home on Sunday. Shani was the lone fatal- ity in the April 8 fire that erupted aboard the Ao Nang Princess 5 tourist ferry. She was locked in one of the bath- rooms, which was engulfed by flames. From page 1A able to present one of Broad- way's greatest musicals on the 50th anniversary of its premiere is so exciting for me," Kerry said. "It truly is one of the few perfect musi- cal theatre pieces ever to be on a stage." The show stars Tom Lim- bacher as Tevye, Peri Gold- berg as Golde, and Rabbi David Kay of Congregation Ohev Shalom as Lazar Wolf. "Like most Jewish kids of my generation, I grew up on 'Fiddler,'" said Rabbi Kay. "We played the cast album incessantly at home; you heard 'To Life' and 'Sunrise, Sunset' at every bar or bat mitzvah and wedding; you entertained yourself on long road trips by singing the whole score. It was the soundtrack of your Jewish childhood, and it's a dream come true to be part of this production." "Fiddler on the Roof" will run May 2-10, with shows on Saturdays at9 p.m Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday productions will be preceded by a com- plimentary cocktail party beginning at 7:30 p.m.--all ticket holders will receive two complimentary drinks of wine and beer and unlimited soft drinks. Tickets are general admis- sion, $20; "Plus," $25; and "Prime," $30. "Prime" is front row, center; "Plus" is front row, sides and the next rows; and "general" is the last rows. A seating chart is displayed on the Ticket Leap website when purchasing tickets, and individual seat(s) can also be chosen. It is rec- ommended to buy early to get the best seats in the section of your choice). Readers of the Heritage can receive $5 off each ticket by using the discount code HERITAGE5 when purchasing tickets on- line at www.orlandojcc.org/ fiddler. Readers can also get the discount by calling the box office at 407-645-5933 x282 and mentioning the code HERITAGE5. For group sales and all other questions, contact Kerry Giese at 407-645-5933 x282 or KerryG@orlandojcc. org. From page 1A Livingstone began her community activism in Dub- lin, Ireland, where she was born and received her edu- cation as a dental surgical assistant. While in Ireland, she was very active in the Women's International Zi- onist Movement (WIZO), a European charity similar to Hadassah. Prior to coming to the states, Livingstone served as regional president of WIZO for the entire Republic of Ireland. In the mid-1980s Ireland was facing a depressed econo- my. In 1985, Livingstone and husband, Ron, jumped across the pond, moving to the U.S. for a better economic and financial future for their fam- ily. Friendships came quickly to the fun and quick-witted Livingstone after moving to Orlando. She has laughed and volunteered alongside close friend, Marlene Adler, since her first days in Orlando, when Adler invited her to join the COS sisterhood just two days after she moved to town. Later, Livingstone in- vitedAdler to join the Friends Board of the Pavilion. She also spends time with friends at regular bridge and mah jongg games. She also found herself at home as a volunteer with the Orlando Chapter of Hadas- sah. Livingstone recalled viewing the famed Chagall windows at Hadassah Hospi- tal while visiting Israel when she was 18 years old, and thought that an organization that could support such an endeavor must be something special. For the past 30 years she has carried that senti- ment, serving a variety of executive functions for the Florida Central Region of Hadassah, including past and current president. In 2008, Livingstone re- ceived a call from Ludin, who invited her to join the Friends Board, asking for her support for seniors in more than 50 elder facilities throughout Greater Or- lando. Livingstone has great compassion for the elder community, and readily ac- cepted the invitation. Each month Livingstone delivers the monthly D'var Torah, an inspirational message based on the weekly Torah portion. "Susan kicks off each of the board meetings of the Friends of the Pavilion with a thoughtful and moving monthly inspiration that gives us pause, gratitude, and a smile all at the same time. Susan's sense of humor and empathy sets the tone and the style for a connective and productive meeting," Ludin said. Livingstone noted that she enjoys her monthly prepara- tion for the D'var Torah. She explained that after review- ing the weekly online D'var Torah, she reviews a host of other related inspirational readings, looking for one that matches the time of year and the mission of the Pavilion. A favorite D'var Torah of hers is about three wise men who visit a household with the punch line being, "when you let love in, wisdom and happiness will come, too." Livingstone shared that the message of love, wisdom, and happiness is reflective of the Jewish Pavilion, and its mis- sion to enhance the lives of seniors. She stated, "I know we are called the Jewish Pa- vilion, but we show love and respect for all our elders." In addition to her monthly inspirations, Livingstone has used her creative talents with baking and the needle arts to enrich the lives of her elders. Livingstone credits her mentors and her elders for making a fashion state- ment out of community ac- tivism. An aunt inspired her to knit when she just a child, and now the self-described "needlework addict" donates scarves and blankets to a host of causes. Her "potato chip" or curly scarves are in especially high demand at charity functions. The late Audrey Pearlman, Trina Herman, and Rose Meltz of the Orlando Hadassah Chapter were great friends and mentors who inspired Livingstone and her passion for giving back. When Livingstone isn't busy volunteering, she can be found spending time with friends and family. She has passed on her pas- sion for giving to her three adult children, and her five gra'ndchildren. The Liv- ingstone family contains four generations of lifetime Hadassah members includ- ing her mother, daugh- ter, daughters-in-law and granddaughters. Daughter, Zvia (Steven Shever), and daughters-in law, Melanie (Avri) and Nikki (Gilad), will attend the Pavilion Fashion Show, along with youngest granddaughter, Paige. TheJewishPavilion"Spring into Fashion" show, held May 6 at 10:45 a.m. at Blooming- dales, will be a morning of friendship, fashion, finger foods and fun, while raising funds for seniors in long- term care in more than 50 elder facilities in Greater Orlando. General admission is $25 couvert; $50 Fashioni- sta--enjoy front row seating; $100 Couture Patron--enjoy front row seating, be entered in a drawing to win gifts from Bloomingdale's; $500 Benefactor--Enjoy front row seating, be entered in a drawing to win gifts from Bloomingdale's, and be listed in an ad honoring Susan Livingstone. RSVP to Susan Sparrow at susansparrow@jewishpavil- ion.org or call 407-678-9363.