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JEWISH HEWS, APRIL 30, 2004 PAGE 3 he-year-old Samantha withtheJCC'sChildren'sThe- giving my baby brother a doesn't matter whether her dly afraid of atre Program, currentlybath." part is large or small, as long As a matter of fact, this shepherded by Artistic Direc- Finkknew earlyon that Sam as she has "at least two lines." fourth grader wouldtor Al Krulick. Last fall, she couldcarryatune, butitwasn't Sheconcededthatlinememo- a real one, so the appeared in "Annie Get Your until she appeared as Young rizationisthetoughestpartof of a fake rodent madeof Gun," and last summer in Cossette, in the JCC produc- her job, but thinks that this pastelsis "Pinocchio." tion of "Les Miserables," that show will be a success "if the to frighten her. "Sam is a very dedicated her mother realized she also cast puts in a good effort over as her alter ego Mrs. worker," says Krulick. "She is could act. Both Fink and her the next few rehearsals." chairwoman of quite serious in her approach husband, Andy Trattner, a Sam, along with nineteen Town Ladies' to stage work and extremely graphic artist, are big fans of ofherfellowyoungactors, will Committee, she dependable during the re- Broadway musicals and have battle the rats of Hamelin in abide the vermin-in- hearsal process." been going to shows at the theJCCauditoriumthisweek- s all part of Sam's mother, local artist Bob Cart Broadway Series for end. Show times are 7:30 p.m. in the upcoming pro- Joanne Fink, says that Sam years. Recently, they have been on Saturday, May 1, and 2:00 of "Michael and thewas brought up on show taking Sam along, so she can p.m. on Sunday, May 2. Tick- presented by the tunes and that singing has see how the pros do it.ets are $6-10 and can be pur- tthe alwaysbeenabigpartoffam- Sam is committed to per- chased by calling the JCC Box Community Center ily life. "When she was in forming and thinks she will Office at 407-645-5933, ext. Weekend. pre-school, she used be called continue her acting in the fu- 245. First row sponsor tickets stage vet- 'The Juke Box' by the other ture. Her biggest thrill is in at $50, and second row patron appeared in ten children." Sam agrees."I love knowing she "did a good job tickets at $30 are also avail- uctions, mostly to sing! I even singwhen I'm afterall the hard work," and it able. SAMANTHA TRATTNER, 9, and one of her many rodent co-stars in the JCC Kid Connection Theatre's upcoming production of "Michael and the Pied Piper." David will be the at the next Get Luncheon, spon- ,ish Federation Orlando. The lun- will take place at r s on Park Avenue on ,May 13,at 11:30a.m. topic will be "Jew- in the Catskills." She itten a book on this share her find- t the attendees. children's histori- "Out of the Apple (Arbiter Press, 2005). top of the Catskill Sandburgh Creek Mountaindale, New of the Apple Or- an illustrated Jewish David dedicated Jewish Corn- fortunate to have guest speaker for the ,ppeal Division on Sun- 5. Wilf is the chair of the United mmunities. Orlando lity to book speaker. a new gen- leadership his family's :ommitment to sesand ,Wilf, president Federation of Jersey, accepted as national 2005 UJA Fed- of United munities (UJC). Relations sh Fed- reater Orlando in- SUpport the Na- for Corn- annual Community's enforcement medi- Inter- will be hosting .event, with a des- Ion to follow, on 17 at 7:00 p.m. Cross Roman at 12600 Orlando, YVONNE DA VII) the book to her son on the occasion of his upcoming bar mitzvah. Originally asked to write a MARK WILF His chairmanship begins in July. Wilf, 41, UJC major gifts chair, past chair of the UJA Continuing a tradition of inviting interfaith leaders to honor Central Florida's un- sung heroes, NCCJ will offer a diverse program to celebrate the work ofthe"first respond- ers." The Shomrim Society of Central Florida, an organiza- tion of Jewish firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement and other community "pro- tectors," will be among those honored. President of Cen- tral Florida Shomrim and a member of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, Lt. Clay Kailman, "Jewish holiday" book, David has written a work that has evolved into four novels for youngadults in the "Apple Tree Series." Passionate in her de- termination to achieve her goal, she is currently writing the second book in this series. Each story will deal with the Bieman family, and will link one generation to another through particular time peri- ods to reflect the importance of the Catskill Mountains in the history of American Jew- ish life during the twentieth century. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, David grew up in Nairobi and in London, where she met her American husband. She now lives with him and their son in See "Catskills" on page 12 National Young Leadership Cabinet and a principal in Gar- den Homes Development, a family-owned real estate busi- ness, will succeed S. Stephen Selig of Atlanta, national cam- paign chair for 2003 and 2004. "Mark's strong leadership and extraordinary commit- ment to the Jewish commu- nity will be a tremendous as- set to the UJA Federation Cam- paign," said Selig. "He exem- plifies the perseverance, dedi- cation and energy of the next generation of Jewish leaders and he stands as a powerful role model for his contempo= raries. His deep understand- ing of the social, humanitar- ian and economic needs of the See "Brunch" on page 23 says, "It's an honor to know that our faith- based commu- nity appreciates what we do for them. Last year our orga- nization attended and we were touched by the deep feelings of appreciation that were ex- pressed to us." For more information on this event, contact Mary Ellen Dugan, Community Outreach Specialist of NCCJ, at 407-317- 3200, Ext.4046. To learn more about the Community Rela- tions Committee, contact Lisa Goldstein at the Jewish Fed- eration of Greater Orlando at 407-645-5933, ext. 225. 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