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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 13, 2014 PAGE 3.A. g to Sha Orlando Debbie Meitin, Tai Brody, and Larry Gutter at the Lawyers for Israel Breakfast on May 15. Jewish National Fund (JNF) recently hosteda series of events throughout Orlando with Good- will Ambassador for Israel and basketball legend Tal Brody. At Bagels and Basketball - A Lawyers for Israel Breakfast on May 15, Brody addressed the local law community on his experience with Mac- cabi Basketball and how this framed Israel as the "Sports Capital of the Middle East." The event was chaired by Ed Milgrim and hosted at the AI- fond Inn. Later that evening, at Beer and Basketball - A JNF Guy's Night Out, JNF supporters tasted craft beers at the home of Mark Israel as Brody spoke at length about the evolution of basketball in Israel through the decades and to the present. At a private luncheon held at Antonio's Upstairs Restaurant on May 16, Brody thanked JNF donors for their support for the land and people of Israel and gave an update on current events in Israel and JNF's important work in parks in Sderot and in the Negev. Brody's last stop in Orlando was a Shabbat celebration. Archie and Myrna Ossin with Tal Brody at a private event for donors at Antonio's Up- stairs Restaurant. !i iH" ~ ..................... .,. Tal Brody with Mark and Caryn Israel and Tiertza Brody at JNF's Guys Night Out. Liz Kiefer Ken Davis, Golf chairman, presents tournament proceeds to Jewish Pavilion President Carol Feuerman, (actual monies exceeded expectations). By Nancy Ludin While the weather outside was cloudy and showers were sporadic, close to 50 golfers happily gathered for the second annual Pavilion Golf Society Tournament on Sunday, June 1, at Alaqua Country Club. Thanks to sponsorships from Fifth Third Bank, IOA, Sonny's BBQ, advertisers and hole sponsors, the Jewish Pavil- ion raised over $16,000 to support the Orlando Senior Help Desk. Proceeds allow seniors and family members to obtain the assistance and guidance they need when faced with a crisis. Senior Resource Director Emily Newman, an experienced social worker, was at the tournament to introduce the Help Desk to golfers. Co-chairmen Ken Davis and Lloyd Green worked tirelessly for months orga- nizing all the festivities. As Master of Ceremonies for the Day, Davis interacted with every golfer, alternating between his various roles as comedian, storyteller and inspirational coach. His wife, Joy, was on hand to help with everything from registration to the sale of raffles to mulligans and power drives. The Jewish Pavilion is grateful to Golf Pro, Austin Hughes and the staff at Alaqua Country Club and have booked again with Alaqua for next year's tour- nament, June 7, 2015. Ken Davis and Lloyd Geeen have signed on for another year of co-chairing this event. Air Conditioning & Home Automation Back by popular demand, a troupe of Israeli Tzofim, Scouts, will perform in Ocala on June 22 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. The perfor- mance will feature songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and Eng- lish sung by the 16-17 year old Scouts showcasing the diversity and the uniqueness of the State of Israel. The performers will also reach out to the audience and .encourage everyone to join in joyous dance and song. The program is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12 per person; $11 for students. For further information and tickets please contact Estelle at 352.861-2542.