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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 24, 2009 PAGE 3A Are you planning a bar or bat mitzvah? Planning a Jewish wedding in Orlando? Then don't miss the Jewish Community CenterofGreater Orlando's Super Sweet Mitz- vah Expo on Tuesday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the JCC's Maitland campus. Vendors will be on site at the Super Sweet Mitzvah Expo to help you plan any simcha in Orlando cakes/catering, b~r/bat mitzvah tutoring, decor, invitations/gifts, mu- sic. photo/video, planning, event planners, receptions. transportation, party enter- tainment and party locations. And they'll all be giving away prizes. Some of the prizes up for grabs include: 4 free tickets to the Hard Rock's May 29 Pink Floyd classic album concert. 4 tickets to the Orlando Science Center. brunch for 2 at the Heathrow Country Club. free portrait shoot on location by Photo International. free video montage by NVC Entertain- ment. DVD transfer of up to 50 photos by J&R Produc- tions. 2 free tutoring ses- sions with David Goldstein, free one hour party planning session by Party Perfect, free petite pastry tray with deliv- ery by Puff'n' Stuff Catering, $1,000 in credit at Two Left Feet. $25 gift certificate to Cupcake Crazy and free cup- cakes. 25 free party favors at Ice Magic and a free gift basket by Parties by April. Gift certificates will also be among the prizes, including $50 gift certificates from Ba- gel King, Balloons 'n' More. Buca di Beppo and Macy's, and a $250 gift certificate to Details Designed by Nik. "The JCC is thrilled to pro- vide this mitzvah-planning service to the community," says Julie Varkonyi, youth, camp and families director at the JCC. Also in attendance will be a number of non-profit organizations, offering oppor- t~anities to shop for mitzvah projects. Admission is $10 per family at the door. or free if registered in advance at www.mitzvah- expo.org. For more informa- tion, call Julie Varkonyi at 407-645-5933 or e-mailher at juliev@orlandojcc.org. Julie Varkonyi, the event's coordinator, encourages any- one planning a large-scale celebration to shop at the Super Sweet Mitzvah Expo. "I ne'er saw true beautY till this nightYwrote Shake- speare in his play "Romeo and Juliet." And now you're invited to join the Dor Sha- lom group at Orlando Bal- let's performance of Romeo and Juliet. on Saturday, May 2. 2009, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra plays the music of Sergei Prokofiev, with the choreography of Alun Jones. Orlando Ballet brings the world's most famous love story to life on stage. "Romeo and Juliet" is about passion, love that defies all odds and thrilling dancing. "It is Orlando Ballet at its finest: This production will take your breath away," said artistic director Robert Hill. The original ballet version of "Romeo and Juliet ." based on Shakespeare's famous tale of star-crossed lovers, was performed in 1938 in Russia but did not make its Ameri- can premiere until 1969. The passionate tale of two young lovers from opposing families electrifies the stage and has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. The ballet is filled with dynamic dancing, spanning a total of 52 separate numbers set to a breathtaking musical score. Get swept away from the ordinary with Shakespeare's world famous love story as Orlando Ballet brings this shattering masterpiece to life on stage. Tickets are $36 for A2 seating or equivalent. Dor Shalom will have a private pre-concert reception in the lower lobby bar/salon with hors d'oeuvres, beverage service (wine. soft drinks. water) and desserts at 7 p.m. for $45 (A2 seating or equivalent ticket included). PERSONAL IN, fURY & WRONGFUL DEATH Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nomina- tions for the 2009 Heritage Human Service Award until Friday, May 8. "For more than 20 years, individuals who have made major, voluntary contribu- tions of their talent, time, energy, and effort to the Central Florida community have been honored with the selection and presentation of this award." said Jeff Gaeser. editor and publisher of the Heritage. As in previous years, the =i=::i:~:~I.:.: ..... Dancers will grace the stage of the Bob Carr on May 2 for "Romeo and Juliet," and Dor Shalom will be there. A cash bar will be available. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, April 27. For reservations by phone or by e-mail and season ticket holders, contact Geanne Share or Noreen Levitt, Dor Shalom cultural co-chairs at 407-672-2049 or Gean- neFla@aol.com and Nlevitt@ cfl.rr.com. Dor Shalom is a new resource for community interaction, knowledge, in- sights and sharing oi ideas. Dor Shalom "Generation of Peace" is a grass roots organization appealing to Central Florida Jewish baby boomers, their friends, and those who are"40-ish." There is no membership fee. Afford- able activities will be offered throughout the year. Jewish Federation of Great- er Orlando has been build- ing community in Central Florida for more than 60 years. The Federation is dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity, energizing the relationship with Israel and meeting human needs locally and globally. The Federation is the gateway to the Jewish community of Greater Orlando and aTound the world. award will be presented at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Community Celebra- tion (formerly known as theAn- nual Meeting) at 7 p.m. on May 27 at the Hebrew Day School. According to Gaeser, "Each recipient chose their own path. but made considerable and long lasting contributions to the Jewish community. Nominees for the 2009 award are individuals who do not look for recognition but per- formtikkunolam repairing- the world out of internal motivation." Nominations should be e- mailed or typed on 8 1/2 x ll- inch paper and sent by mail. Included should be the name and phone number of the nominee, a documented list of his or her accomplishments, and the name and phone number of the nominator(s). Submit the information by May 8 to Heritage Florida Jewish News Human Service Award, 207 O'Brien Road. Suite 101, Fern Park, FL32730 or e-mail news@orlandoher- itage.com (in subject line add "Human Service Award"). "Prepared to fight for you.r" Dedicated To munity Call on Central Florida's Exclusively Jewish Funeral Home for Details Regarding: Traditional Jewish Funerals Non-Traditional Services Interstate Shipping Pre-Arranged Funerals (Shalom Assurance Plan) Headstone, Grave Markers (Cardinal Memorials) 640 Lee Rd. Orlando, FlOrida W.E. "Manny" Adams, LFD Louis B. Wilson, LFD, Manager James R. 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