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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 8, 2009 New Jewish Congregation trosts F,00,mHaShoah event PAGE 3A Rev. Jim Keough lights a candle. By Ed Ziegler For the fifth year the New Jewish Congregation of Temple Shalom, in Oxford, Fla.. hosted a Holocaust Re- membrance Day event at the Church On The Square in the Villages. This year there were more than 600 .people, representing many different faiths, in attendance. Each year five clergy of different faiths along with Sheldon Skurow, spiritfial leader of Temple Shalom. are invited to speak about the Holocaust and against geno- cide. This year the speakers were Rabbi Karen Allen of Temple Beth Shalom; the Rev. Denny Dennison of North Lake Presbyterian; the Rev. Don Hanna of New Covenant United Methodist; Dr. Jim Keough, pastor of Congrega- tional Church of The Villages; the Rev. Larry Zimmerman of Chapel of Christian Faiths; and Skurow. Larry Wallace. president of Temple Shalom. was the moderator. Bracha Smith, daughter of Holocaust survivors, spoke about her mother's experienc- es. Her mother, MiriamApfel, was 12 years old when her life was drastically changed. Apfelwas questioned for three months by the Gestapo and later spent years in concentra- tion camps. Federation's Community Celebration set for May 27 Following in atradition cre- ated four years ago, Orlando's major Jewish agencies will join together for its Com- munity Celebration (annual meeting) on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at The Hebrew Day School in Maitland. With the theme of "In Good Times, Our Commu- nity Cares... In Tough Times, Our Community Shines" in place, 2009 annual meeting co-chairs Jeanme Leavitt and Lawrence Kolin have fashioned a presentation incorporating the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and its constituent agencies. The Federation and the family of agencies,The Hebrew Day School, Hillel of Central Florida, Holocaust Memorial Resource and Edu- cation Center of Florida, the Jewish Community Center of Central Florida, Jewish Family Services, The Jewish Pavilionand Kinneret Council on Aging--partner together throughout the year on vari- ous projects and services. Many community vol- unteers dedicate their time and resources to more than one agency. Therefore, this meeting honors individual volunteers and donors from the various agencies who have played an important role in the community over the past year. It also allows volunteers and community members'to understand the depth and diversity of each of the com- munity agencies. This year. the Jewish Federa- tion of Greater Orlando 2009 award honorees are Jerome J. Bornstein Leadership Award: Edward Zissman; ByronB. Sel- ber Young Leadership Award: Lawrence Kolin and Ryan Lefkowitz; Creative Jewish ProgrammingAward: Marilyn Marks; Community Relations Award: Terri Fine; Jewish Com- munal Professional Award: Emely Katz; and Campaign Workers of the Year: Susan Bierman and Jeannie Leavitt. The entire community is invited to honor these award recipients and others. The meeting will begin with a dessert reception. RSVPs are requested. Cai1407-645-5933, ext. 224 or e-mail dnach- JFS announces its leaders Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando elected and installed its 2009-2010 slate of officers and board of directors April 14 at the JFS office.. The officers are: Martin Sherman, president; Tayler Gold, first vice-president; James Riola, second vice- president; Denise Johnson- Allen, treasurer; Michelle Radcliffe, secretary. Barry Kudlowitz is the executive directoT of the board. The other directors are: Diane Andrews, Jackie Brockington, Roz Fuchs, Francine Haynes, Rosalind Levy, Michael McKee, Robert Meyer, Alfred Miller, Craig Pearlman, Robert Petree, Debra Simms, Blanquita Trabold, Marissa Wawrzyn- iak, Neff Webman, Robert Weissmann and Madeline Wolly. Last day for Heritage Human Service Award nominations Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nomina- tions for the 2009 Heritage Human Service Award until Friday, May 8. That's today, so e-mail them to news@, with "Human Service Award" in the subject line. 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). "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 award will be presented at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Community Cel- ebration (formerly known as the Annual Meeting) at 7 p.m. on May 27 at the Hebrew Day School. According to Geser, "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." Rabbi Karen Allen participates in the Yom Hashoah event in the Villages. HARVEY g. COHEN • Auto Accidents • Wrongful Death • • Nursing Home Negligence • • Defective Products • • Slip & Fall • Dental Malp/actice • • Dog Bites • Insurance Claims • "Prepared to flght for yo t" FREE & CONFIDENTIAL INITIAL CONSULTATION MEMBERSHIPS: • Florida Bar Association • • US. 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