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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 25, 2014 Machaneh Ohev 2014, the happiest Jewish place on Earth FLORIDA PAGE 3A Central Florida's Fastest Growing Segment of the Jewish lCommunity_ Last year's Machaneh Ohev 2013 campers. Machaneh Ohev 2014 in- vites all Jewish children entering Pre-K through 8th grade in the fall to come to "The Happiest Jewish Place on Earth--Machaneh Ohev Land," June 9-13. The popular, oneweek, Jew- ish specialty camp takes place at Congregation Ohev Shalom 613 Concourse Pkwy S., Mait- land. The 8thyear ofcampwili take Chanichim (campers) and Madrichim (counselors) into "the wonderful world of Machaneh Ohev where mitz- rot come true." Each day participants will have fun exploring different Jewish values through Disney movies including "Frozen," "Finding Nemo," "Cars;' "Toy Story," "Aladdin," "Lion King" and more. Camp starts each day at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Early care begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. Each day begins around the flag with the entire camp singing Israeli and American songs and the Hebrew words of the day. Hamotzi is said before lunch and Birkat Hamazon and Shira (singing) and Rikudiyah (Israeli danc- ing) after lunch. Water play in pools and water slides is part of each day as is a snack in the morning and in the afternoon. Chanichim bring a dairy lunch four days and one day is a pizza lunch. Mac- cabiah, a campwide Olympics is always one of the highlights of the week. The last day of camp is an extended day where families are invited The Kesher programwhich is for rising 7th and 8th graders is designed for par- ticipants to enjoy the fun of camp but also learn lead- ership skills to make that transition from camper to counselor. Campers will do group building and Tikun Olam projects as well as lead some camp activities for the rest of the camp. They will have fun exploring the values of leadership in the Disney movies. A free week of Machaneh Ohev is being raffled off at the member rate. Tickets are $5 each and 6 for $20. The raffle will be drawn at Meet the Counselor. at 4 p.m. for a camp styleL: For more information Kabbalat Shabbat and end of about Machaneh Ohev or to weekvideo and BBQ Shabbat receive a registration form, dinner. Meet the Counselor please contact the synagogue will be on Sunday, June 8 at 407-298-4650 or www. from 12:30-1:30 p.m ohevshalom,org. Yore Hashoah observance at Temple Israel, Daytona Beach Temple Israel of Daytona Beach will hold a community- wide Yom HaShoah candle- light service on April 27 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Fla- gler Counties, thiswillbe aday of remembrance of those who perished in the Holocaust. Guest speaker Dr. Bernd Woolschlaeger will share his personal story of life as the son of a decorated Nazi officer who received the Iron Cross from Adolf Hitler. Upon learning of his past, Woolschlaeger disowned his parents and converted to Judaism. Unanswered ques- tions led Woolschlaeger to study Judasim, travel to Israel and embrace Jewish life. His choices tore his German fam- ily apart while allowing him to create a life for himself worth living, and to release himself from the sins of his father. "We want people of all faiths to know what caused him to discover his past, disown his parents and to convert to Ju- daism and become an active member of the Jewish faith," said Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Fed- eration of Volusia and Flagler Counties. There will also be copies of the book "A Convenient Hatred: The history of anti- Semitism" by Phyllis Gold- stein that will be given to the first people who attend for a donation of their choosing. The event is free and open to the public. Temple Israel is located at 1400 South Pen- insula Drive, Daytona Beach. Rabbi Hickman receives Rabbi Pat'cia Ernest Hickman honorary doctorate Temple Israel of Brevard is proud to announce that Rabbi Patricia Ernest Hick- man will receive her hon- orary doctorate of Sacred Music from the HUC-JIR on Thursday, May 8 in New York City. Rabbi Hickman is one of the distinguished communal and civic lead- ers and alumni that will be awarded with honorary degrees and prizes in rec- ognition of their service to Reform congregations and North American Jewry, and in honor of their humani- tarian work. The HUC-JIR is the nation's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Re- form Judaism. In recognition of Rabbi Hickman's achievements the Temple is planning a brunch to honor Rabbi Hickman. The brunch will be held on May 18 at the Temple. 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