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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 18, 2012 Gifted musicians Matitiahu Braun and Holly Small will be performing in the Jewish Pavil- ion's monthly music program at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Horizon Bay on Boston Avenue in Altamonte Springs, Braun is a native of Israel where he graduated from the Israel Academy in Tel Aviv. He came to America in 1962 to study at the Juilliard, where he received artist and post- graduate diplomas and was the recipient of the prestigious Na- Braun, Small perform in free concert umburg Prize. He played in the Braun's- latest CD, "Voices of New York Philharmonic from Time: Works for Solo Violin 1969 to 2006. He also served as Principal and Solo Violist with the Dallas Symphony in the late 1970s. Braun teaches violin and viola, works with students and professionals, coaching orches- tras and chamber music groups, and presenting master classes. He has performed frequently throughoutCentralFlo:idaand throughout.the U.S. as well as in Israel, Finland and Japan. and Solo Viola by Bach, Biber, Prokofiev, Sung, and Varga," has been called "veritable master classes in both violin and viola" and"one of the most memorable collections of string playing I've heard in a long time," by well- renowned critics. Small began piano study at age 8. She has a master's of music degree in musicology and piano performance. She has taught piano at UCF and was rehearsal accompanist for the Orlando Opera Co. for three seasons. She currently accompanies and coaches students and pro- fessionals in a variety of fields, including strings, winds, vocal. and choral music. Small is a staff accompanist at Stetson University and Rollins College. The Jewish Pavilion says it hopes you will join them for this fre e , inter-generational music program. Ice cream sundaes will be served after the concert. Matitiahu Braun ovy evening for Central Flcri,Ja Jews Holly Small Harriet Weiss (1), Steve Goldberg, Elaine Goldberg, Jeanne Glick, Jay Glick and David Wayne take a camera moment at Jews & Jazz. Hundreds of people gath- ered for the Jews & Jazz event April 21 at the Orlando Shake- speare Theater, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the Jewish Community Center. Local musicians dazzled the crowd with musical numbers by great Jewish musicians. Brain heal00 ny living Claire Mercer and Lee Ohren chat at Jews & Jazz. Claire Rosenberg and Roy Singer enjoy Jews & Jazz. Among the performers at Jews & Jazz are Michael Kramer (piano), Michael Andrew (entertainer), Ben Kramer (bass), Greg Parnell (drums) and Terry Myers (sax/clarinet). Man Cave 1st of it sl ind in Orlall,Jo Joe Davids and Ruth Darvin attend Brain Healthy Living workshop sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion. Reva Shader (1), Suzan Shader and Wendy Levine at the workshop, Susie Stone (1), Toby Vandemark and Marcie Katzen enjoy the workshop. "Tell me more about that" is what one should say to someone with dementia who is fabricating information said Brenda Nie- man, amemory care consultant. She added, "rather than correct comments that do not make sense, you need to go on the journey with them." Niernan addressed Jewish Pa- vilion volunteers and members of the community May 10 at awork- shop at Serenades by Sonata. She explained that it takes a moment for a resident with dementia to focus, so it is important to .s,3y hello while six feet away and then slowly approach, grasp his thumb with one hand and take y)ur opposite hand and place it on top of his hand. Then sit down beside the person where you can best communicate. Fiftyparticipants at the Jewish Pavilion workshop learned how to improve their own brains by focusing on mind, body and spirit. Nieman suggested that doing hything different was great for brain health. Driving a different path to work each day, traveling, changing your morning routine, learning a foreign language especially sign language, learning new dance steps, eating salmon, berries and green leafy vegetables, exercise and music were highly recom- mended. The Jewish Pavilion is a non- profit that seeks to enhance the lives of our elders of all faiths in 50 long-term care facilities in greater Orlando. Visit unvw. jewishpavilion.org for more information. Eric Norber (1), Barry Botwin and Bill Sholk share a chuckle. David Bigney (1) and Ryan Lefkowitz chat at the Man Cave. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando hosted a first of its kind men's only fundraiser, Man Cave. The Man Cave provided great fun and entertainment while raising-funds for JFGO's critical services, said an event planner. The Man Cave was held at a private air han- gar at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on May 3. Attendees enjoyed an evening filled with cigars, scotch tasting and open bar, food trucks, private jets, exotic cars, luxury boats and guest speaker, Gil Tamary, the Washington bureau chief for Israel's Channel 10 News. Guest speaker Gil Tamary (1) chats with Man Cave at- tendees Bill Sholk, A.J. Kronenberg, Craig Pearlman, Gary Baumgarten and Michael SoU. Mark Israel (!) makes a point with Rabbi Sholom-Ber Dubov. Meir Waizman (1), Ronnie Bitman, Tomer Taggart and Rubi Akooka get comfortable at the Man Cave.