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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 19, 2017 "Bank notes even have Braille on them for the sight-impaired:., and 68 other things to love about Israel, were discussed at a recent discussion between Ohev Shalom teens and mature adults at Village on the Green. The love-fest for Israel was in celebration of Israel's 69th birthday. By Jane Edelstein "Israel today is an entirely • An Israeli start-up in- The Jewish Pavilion different place than itwas even vented a nontouch, radiation- a few years ago," noted Lily free device called Babysense, "When I was so young, I Brenner, who spent a portion that prevents crib death by didn't recognize the signifi- ofayear living in Israel. "So monitoring a baby's breath- cance of Israel's becoming a much of what Israelachieves ing and movement during state." So said one of the has impact everywhere in the sleep. mature adults at Village On world." • An Israeli company devel- The Green senior community There are so many wonder- oped the first ingestible video inLongwood, speakingofher ful discoveries and inventions camera that helps doctors memories of Israel's birth as that can be attributed to Is- diagnosecanceranddigestive a nation in 1948. rael that the class focused on disorders. "Getting news, especially those, as a way of celebrating • Many popular American fromothercountries,wasvery its69thbirthday.Canjustone TV shows were based on different back then," noted class really cover 69 reasons Israeli programs, including another senior, pointing out to love Israel? "Homeland," "In Treatment" that she was barely 20 years Indeed, this one did. Here and "Rising Star." old at the time. "I kind of arejustafewofthenewswor- • The popular mobile vaguely remember hearing thyattributesIsraelcanclaim: mapping program Waze was about Israel's new statehood • Israeli bank notes have developed in Israel. Google once, but really don't remem- Braille on them for the sight- boughttheGPS-basednaviga- ber much else." impaired, tion app in 2013 for a reported Indeed, with today's 24- •Voicemailtechnologywas$1.3 billion. hour news cycle, and the sheer first developed in Israel. This program was another number of media that deliver • Israel is the only country in a series of inter-genera- constant news, it's hard to that revived an ancient, un- tional programs sponsored imagine that news of Israel spokentongue--Hebrew--to by The Jewish Pavilion and becomingastatecouldbejust be its national language. Ohev Shalom synagogue. a flicker ofa memory. Yet, the • More than 90 percent of The Jewish Pavilion program mature adults and the Con- Israeli homes use solar power was supported by funding gregation Ohev Shalom teens to heat their water, from The Cherna Moskowitz who shared the discussion • Security measures at Foundation; Ohev Shalom's of Israel's becoming a state, Ben Gurion Airport (most of "Dinner, Daber andDvar" is seemed to understand the them unseen) are the best in in conjunction with JTEN of "then-and-now" differences, the world, the Jewish Federation. ~N~E~!O~M E ~C R EMATO RY Jewish Graveside Package: • $200.00 for washing • Staff son of. side Call us to Organizer! 407-695-CARE {2273) www. DeGusipeFuneralHome.com Maitland Sanford West Orange 9001 N. Orlando Avenue905 Laurel Avenue1400 Matthew Paris Blvd Maitland, FL 32751 Sanford, FL 32771Ocoee, FL 34761 Fifth graders in period costumes for the Living History Museum. The students of the Jew- ing project of their colonial ish Academy of Orlando studies unit. took a step back in time The fifth grade students had as all grades visited the the opportunity in March to fifth grade Living History traveltocolonialWilliamsburg, Museum. This interactive Virginia, for three days to see program is the culminat- first-hand how the colonists Custom Print Marke~ng Invitations L- ~ts Digital & OtTset Print~g Brochures 8- Booklets Direct Mail Services Forms & Letterheads 407-767-7110 B ssc lived. Historical figures who lived there in the 1700s were then chosen and researched. Presentations included period costumes and props, prepared speeches, hand-drawn and painted hanging backdrops, and a digital component. The students showed off their knowledge as the kindergarten through 4th grade students and their parents visited the museum to see colonial history come to life. For more information about the Jewish Academy of Orlando or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Alan Rusonik, Head of School, at arusonik@myjao.org or 407-647-0713.