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Page 8. HERITAGE. Florida Jewish News. May 9. 1980 When did it change? When did your children change from being proud of you to defying your very existence? When my oldest was in kindergarten, I was room mother. I baked cookies. I showed up at all class functions. I cut out valentines, helped plant Mother's Day seedlings in cottage cheese cartons, and was in charge of the PTA Festival. Every time I showed up at school, he pointed to me and proudly said to his classmates in a very loud voice. "'That's my mommy, r' When he was in the seventh grade, he came home from school and I told him that I had gotten a call saying that there was no one who would be room mother. Would I do it again? "What did you tell them?" he screamed with fright. "1 remembered how much you liked it before so of course I said yes." "You better call back and say you won't. The seventh grade has a dance and I won't go if you're there. It isn't fair. I can't go if you're staring at me." I did it. I called and said that I had just accepted an assignment to do a stony about the mating habits of white mice and since that would happen so many times during the year on an unscheduled basis, I couldn't commit myself. His friends all felt the same way. They finally got a room mother. It was the mother of a girl who, for professional reasons (or fear), had kept her maiden name. That way, there was no connection. When he was learning how to drive, it was no better. "Could you slouch down on the seat," he'd beg, "so no one will know that I'm with my mother.'" My daughter is just as bad. She forgot her books the other day and called me to bring them to her. "Don't bring them in the school," she cautioned. "Just drive into the parking lot, beep three longs and three shorts. Then I'll tell my teacher that I have to go to the restroom and I'll come out and get them. Remember, don "t come in. "" I didn't think that my youngest had reached the "Mother, whoP" stage yet, until the other day. ]'hey were having a 50's dance at his school, and after I told him what to wear, I became nostalgic. I re- membered the Lindy, the Jitterbug, the Cha Cha, the Bunny hop. I offered to come and teach them all how to dance, 50's style. He cast a baleful eye on me and said, "'If you do, I'll die." We were all there at school that day, all 50"s mothers, all hiding in the bushes, and peeking in windows. We saw all of our kids in their poodle skirts, neckscarves, greased back hair, pegged pants with white shirts, all dancing. To disco music! m** 00CAMP HERONWOODI Day Camp for X BOYS GIRLS (6-14)! Activities include: N G pool canoeing, water skiing fishing, rifle range, basketball, soccer, archer3', crafts, nature stud),.... CALL 339-5390 There is a new cookbook available from your local American Heart Association for persons on a low-sodium diet. It is called "'Cooking Without Your Salt Shaker." The book, which sells for $5, has a handy, table of substitutions which enables you to reduce your usage of sodium, cholesterol and fat. It also has a chart with a calculated food value for every recipe in the book as to calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, cholesterol, etc. LEMON SHERBET by Norton Barach 1 I/2 tsps. unflavored gelatin 2 tblsps, cold water 2 c. hot skim milk 3/4 c. sugar '/2 c. lemon juice 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1 egg white Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a saucepan and allow to stand five minutes. Add hot milk and sugar. Heat, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Chill until thickened to the consistency of unbeaten egg white. Gradually stir in lemon juice and lemon peel. Mixture will appear separated at this point. Place in a shallow pan in freezer until mixture is frozen at the edges. In a separate bowl. beat egg white until it forms soft peaks. Beat partially frozen lemon mixture until fluffy but not melted. Gently fold in egg white. Freeze until firm. Serves six. STRAWBERRY SHERBET 1 tblsp. (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin V4 c. cold water 1 c. hot water '/2 c. sugar 2 pkges. (10 ozs. each) frozen strawberries, thawed, or 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, seasoned to taste, and allowed to stand 2 hours 3 tblsps, lemon juice Sprinkle gelatin over cold . i  water in saucepan and allow to stand 5 minutes. Add hot water and sugar. Heat, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and add undrained straw- berries and lemon juice. Place in shallow pan in freezer until mixture is firm at the edges. Beat with electric mixer until well mixed. Return to freezer until firm. Variation: Raspberry sherbet -- use fresh or frozen raspberries in place of strawberries. Serves six. BBYO Elects C 0000graph00r New Officers North Florida Council of the l,aill :Or yOT B'nai B'rith Youth OrE-,ni- zation elected officers for ,O" I C allgr22hy i 980-81 at its annual Spring O'[, Convention held at the Or,ando Jewish Commun,00 Center April 18-20. o00.ndr6a ,00hapiro Orlando's Penny Hanin was elected I st vice president of 83Y '83k ,d',// the Girls Council,secretaryllene Kaplan Girls Council, and Arnie envelopes stationery Tannenbaum was elected membership vice president  for the AZA Council. B'nai Mitzvot Jeffrey Hankin Jeffrey Hankin, son of Laura and Bob Hankin of Longwood, will be called to the Toiah as a Bar Mitzvah on the Shabbat of May 9-10 at Congr. Ohev Shalom. Jeff is in the seventh grade at Sweetwater Academy. His hobbies include traveling throughout the U.S. by Caravan Camping, stamp collecting, model trains and baseball. He is a member of Congr. Ohev Shalom's Kadima youth group, Sharing in the family's simcha will be Jeff's sister. Julie: grandmother Ruth Weisberg of Hollywood; grandparents Lucille and Sam Hankin of Boca Raton; aunt Michele, uncle Jayand cousins Wendy and Andrea Hankin of Tallahassee, and aunt Nanci, uncle Joe and cousin Jason Schuster of Coral Springs. Julie Bach Julie Lynne Bach, daughter! and Michael Bach of Lon( called to the Torah as a Shabbat of May 9-I0 at Judaism. Julie is a seventh grade student at Rock Lal. she plays clarinet in and is a member of the SYSA team. Her hobbies swimming and basketball. Sharing in the famil brother, Seth; grandparents, Bach of Lauderhill and Adolph: Grossman of Tamarac: and friends from New Jersey, Florida. Steven Baker Steven Bruce Baker, son of Helene and James Baker of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on the Shabbat of May 9 at Temple Shalom of Deltona. Steven is a student at Red Bug Elementary School and will attend Tuscawilla Middle School in the fall. His hobbies include fishing and models. Sharing in the family's imcha will be sister Renee Susan, brother Raymond Edward. grandparents Paul S. and Gertrude Giberman and friends. Brandeis Women to Officers atAnnual Meetin Brandies University officers for 1980-81 include Laurie An National Women's Com- Roberta Rosin, pres.; Nancy director. mittee, Greater Orlando Shamis, study group v.p.; Chapter, will hold its annual Dorothy Leonard, mere. v.p.; For meeting and installation of Shirley Robbins, book fund annual meetP officers on Thurs., May 15, at v.p.; Rose Kaplan, special Kaplan at the Citrus Club in the CNA projects v.p.; Paulette Triebat Building. Rosenberg, treas.: Alice Mrs. Sidney M. Schwartz, Gamson, fin. sec'y; Elaine past national Steinberg, rec. sec'y; Ann --- "Liberal immediate president, will be the installing Rosenberg. corres, sec'y; officer at the meeting which Debby Israel, parlimentarian; Col begins at 8:30 p.m. Dessert Lucille Segool, nominating and coffee will be served at committee; Geri Maslanik. Eel" 7:30 p.m. for a $3 donation, one-year director; Lucille The nominated slate of Segool, two-year director; and Congr. of will hold Rollins Choir to Perform ceremony, reception, 'Sacred Service' May 16 8p.m. Students to The Bach Festival Choir of The 140-voice choir will include Lori Rollins College wi]l perform perform with the Florida Fayth Ernest Bloch's "Sacred Symphony, with baritone baum, Sara Service"(Av(xath Hnkod('.h) Lawrence Bond singing the Kimberly on Fri.. May 16. 8 p,m., in the part of the Cantor, conducted Flaxer Knowles Memorial Chapel at by Dr. Ward Woodbury. Jill Denise Rollins, Tickets are free, but must be Gutman, Juli Composed in 1934, this picked up in advance on a first- Miriam work is based on the Shabbat come, first-serve basis at the Melissa Ant morning service according to Rollins College Music Steinfeld, the Union Prayer Book. Department. Andrea Subin,