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PAGE 8A By 6 degrees (no Bacon) staff HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 11, 2012 6 degrees 0 ' Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup Hillary spurns Segei NEW YORK--Jason Segel is one Of the hottest actors in Hollywood with the success of "The Muppets" and his lead role in the movie "The Five Year Engagement." But not everyone is jumping at the chance to work with him. In a March interview with Us Weekly, Segel disclosed that he wants very much to work with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I just feel like she would be good at Temple Shir Shalom in new Groove The Shabbat Groove service has grown over the years into a regularly anticipated event at Temple Shir Shalom. Now the temple is presenting something new: Shab- bat Chavayah, Temple Shir Shalom's Shabbat Experi- ence at 7:30p.m. May 11 at University Carillon United Methodist Church's main sanctuary at 1395 Campus View Court in Oviedo. "The original music and fu'll-scale production will lift participants to untapped connections with our sacred liturgy, our energized community and the ulti- mate oneness of God," says an event organizer. "Give a Shabbat gift to yourself or to a friend and join us." For more information: 407-366-3556 or unvw. B'nai Mitzvah Alec Bryce Reeber, son of Daniella and Cliff Ree- - ber of Maitland, will be calledto the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 19 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Alec is in the seventh grade at Trinity Prepara- tory School where he is a member of the Junior Varsity Golf Team, The Blue and Gold Society and is on the honor roll. He donates his time at the Winter Park Day Nursery. Alec enjoys playlng golf and spending time with fam- ily and friends. Sharing in the family's simchawill be his sister Madison and family from South Florida. Jennifer Augarten and Michael Blattner comedy," he said. "I think you can feel it from a mile away." He even had an idea for a film collaboration: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2: This Time It's Personal." Unfortunately for Segel, Clinton respectfully declined. In a personal letter to the ac- tor, she wrote: "I was delighted to read about your interest in sharing the big screen with me. As you can imagine, I am a little occupied at the mo- ment, but perhaps someday I can help you forget Sarah Marshall ... again. My 0nly condition is that there be Muppets involved, and that is non-negotiable, tn the meantime, you have my best wishes for continued success with your career." Madonna not bringifig peace (concert) to Israel Israeli Madonna fans hop- ing to enjoy two whole nights with the Queen of Pop are go- ing to be disappointed to learn that due to production delays, she will only be performing one concert in Israel. Afew months ago Madonna had announced that she would perform twice, with the second show being billed as a "Concert for Peace." The second show's cancellation means there probably will be no peace for the masses of fans angling to get good spots for her sole appearance. Sacha Baron Cohen helps Kazakhstan The man behind "Borat" has changed his identity to promote his newest film "The Dictator." Instead of spoofing a clueless Kazakh journal- ByAhn JERUSALEM (JTA)--The Eulogizer highlights the life accomplishments of famous and not-so-famous Jews who have passed away recently. Ma Jaya Sail Bhagavati, 71, yoga teacher and 'guru' born Joyce Green Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, a yogateacherandspiritualleader -who was born Joyce Green in Brooklyn, died April 14 at 71. Her large and complex legacy includes thousands of devoted followers, celebrity acolytes, disgruntled former colleagues, and intentional communities in Florida and elsewhere. A statement by the ashram quoted actress Julia Roberts as saying of Ma Jaya, "There are few people in one's life that create only the warmest and Old Virgin," "When Harry Kidnapped Sally" and "Planet of the Rapes." Meanwhile, Baron Cohen's earlier movie is still making an impact. His hit 2006 film "Borat," which originally upset Kazakh officials, has turned out to be very llpful for Kazakhstan's tourism industry. "With the release of this film, the number of visas issued by Kazakhstan grew tenfold," the country's foreign minister said recently as he thanked Baron Cohen. Preemptive pan for new Angela Georgevia CC Adam Sandier film Jason Segel's desire to "That's My Boy," the latest have Hillary Clinton co-star filmbyAdamSandler, tellsthe in his film was suppressed storyofa13-year-oldboywho when Clinton sent him a impregnates his teacher and letter respectfully declining proves to be a dysfunctional his offer, father as an adult. Sandier plays the father, and Andy ist, Sacha Baron Cohen now Samberg of "Saturday Night dresses up as Admiral General Live" plays the son. Aladeen of a fictional Middle The yet-to-be-released film Eastern country, the Republic has come under fire for mak- of Wadiya. In the role, Baron ing light of statutory rape. Cohen has already spilled the "Hollywood is becoming so fake ashes of Kim Jong I1 all dysfunctional that it can't over Ryan Seacrest on the even producehumorwithout Academy Awards red carpet, being crass and twisted," said andhedidn'tdisappointwhen Dan Gainor, Vice president of he showed up in costume to business and culture for the the recent Las Vegas Cin- MediaResearchCenter."Since emaCon, when did child molestation "I thought I was going and rape become the stuff of to be the only dictator here humor?" tonight," Cohen said at Cin- Max Greenfield's 'SNL'- emaCon. "So imagine my themed bar mitzvah surprise when I found out Max Greenfield earned Jeffrey Katzenberg would his reputation as one of TV's be here," referring to the funniest people for his role on DreamworksAnimation CEO. the hit Fox sitcom"New Girl," Inintroducinghimself, Cohen and it turns out he was into claimed to have starred in comedy at a young age. In a movies such as "The 14-Year- recent interview with Jimmy The Eulogizer most powerfully positive im- Brooklyn. She had a vision of pact imaginable. Ma Jaya was JesusChristinherearly20s, and one of those people to me and soon afterward began to "teach my family. She was a beautiful allways, giving a contemporary personwhoshinedwithioveand voice to the great truths that understanding in all ways. Her underlie all spiritual paths," transition was deeply sad news her website said. Her teachers and yet, as with all she did, it included.Indian spiritual lead- brought me even closer to her ers, as well. words and her teachings." Ashram spokeswoman SingerArloGuthrie,whohas Swami Arani wrote that "Ma known Ma Jaya since 1984, was remained the quintessential quotedinaFloridanewspaperas Jewish mothermlouing, nur- saying, "I've met a lot of people turing, in-your-face - for her thatwereveryimportant.Some entire life. Ma always wore a were nuts and some were great, Star of David and a Brooklyn andsomewerealittlebitofboth, pendant---:saying"Never forget But I can honestly say no one I your roots." ever met in my entire life was as funny and as sincere and as Gladys Gewirtz, 84, Jewish courageousandasunapologetic song pioneer as she was." Gladys Gewirtz, a Juilliard Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati was SchoolgraduatewhowasCamp born into a poor Jewish family Ramah'sfirstmusicdirectorbe- in 1940 and grew up in a cellar fore recording nurgery rhymes apa'tment in Brighton Beach, forJewishchildrenandactingin Kimmel, Greenfield said that his bar mitzvah party'stheme was "Saturday Night Live." The party featured tables dedicated to cast members from the mid-1990s such as David Spade, Adam Sandier and Chris Farley. Jack Black sings 'Chad Gadya' Musician and movie star Jack Black in a sitdown with Conan O'Brien lastweektalked about his recent efforts to get his kid into a good Jewish school. Black, who admits he is an atheist, felt he had to prove his Judaic bona tides during an interview with school admin- istrators, so .he brought out the big guns, singing "Chad Gadya" for them--a song he described to Conan as "qery Black Sabbath," with the Angel of Death arid whatnot. ScarJo: No pictures please! Scarlett Johansson has suffered from the illicit use of her image, with nude pictures of her leaked on the Internet. So it's not surprising that,she would be annoyed by fans snapping photos of her when she's out with family and friends. ."I'm constantly surprised by how rude people are," she told New Review. "You'll be having an intimate dinner with a friend and there's somebody on the table behind with a camera phone pointing at your face. I think, I would never take a photo of someone without asking." For more Jewish ce- lebrity news, visit http://, the il- legitimate child of JTA. a Tv Holocaust film with Kirk Douglas, died April 14 at 84. Gewirtz and her sister, Roz Grossman, produced children's folk songs based on traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The recordings' ""simple sing- along tunes are endearing and reminiscent of earlier times," according to the Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. Gerwitz's "Mother Goose Songs for Jewish Children" and "Holiday Play Songs"putJewish themes into familiar American children's songs. Little Boy Blue could not watch over his sheep on Shabbat because he was in synagogue. Gewirtz acted in the 1982 TV film "Remembrance of Love," a drama about Holocaust survi- vors that starred Douglas. Write to the Eulogizer at Craig and Jody Blattner of Longwood, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Michael Blattner to Jennifer Augarten, daughter of Barry Augar- ten of Coral Springs, Fla. and the late Sandra Augarten. The groom-elect attended Seminole State College for his EMT/Fire standardsdegree. He then continued his education at SSC for his paramedic certification. Cur- rently Michael works for Orange County Fire Rescue. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in the water catching redfish and trout. The bride-elect attended the University of Central Florida for a bachelors of science in nursing, and received a master's degree, at UCF, for Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Currently Jennifer is working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at an Orlando dermatology office. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and hanging out with their puppy, Piper. The couple plan to be married on Oct. 6 at The Westin in Lake Mary, Fla. They plan to honeymoon in Saint Lucia. 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