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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 16, 2017 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 or (When you read this column I will still be in Chicago visiting with children and grandchildren.) Oh my aching back... I read this in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: One of the leading causes of back pain is poor posture...the slumping way we sit and walk" (My son always reminds me to straighten up before I leave the house. He feels it will make me look and feel younger.) One Israeli product, Upright, is trying to help us stand taller and, as a result, feel better. It has developed a unique posture trainer, which invisibly attaches to your lower back under your shirt and corrects you when you are not standing or sitting upright. Every time you slouch, it gently vibrates, reminding you to correct your posture. (I would probably think it was my cellphone.) The gadget, which costs $130, comes with a mobile app that tracks your progress and offers customizable training programs for better posture. Input your weight, age, and the number of hours you sit during the day, and the app will build a plan for you. Once the device is attached, a gentle electrical pulse is transferred, and a light vibration is felt every time you slouch. The vibration's intensity and other features can be adjusted. In addition, a physical therapist can answer any questions in real time through a chat feature. According to Upright Technologies founders, ODED COHEN and ORI FRU- HAUF, the training program can help whether you're wearing the device for five minutes a day or for hours. According to the company, hospitals are now using the device to help their patients, and 'raving customer reviews have been gushing in, claiming incredible back pain relief.' While several clinical trials are ongoing in the U.S. and in Israel, Upright is pending FDA approval." (Leave it to the Israelis. They are leading in science and technology for sure!) Attention Seniors... I read this important information in the current issue of the Jewish Pavilion Press for the month of June: "Call EMILY NEWMAN, our Senior Resource specialist, when you experience issues pertaining to seniors. She is an experienced social worker, a great listener and an expert on options available to seniors and their families. Emily will provide information, guidance, and referrals at no charge . through the Orlando.Senior Help Desk. You can phone her at 407-678-9363 or email her at" Really great jazz... On Sunday, June 25th, from Emily Newman 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. our own talented ALAN ROCK once again emcees the musician's show at the Altamonte Chapel, 825 East SR 436, Altamonte Springs. The phone number is 407-339-5208. The requested donation is only $10. On this date will be a very special performance by MARTY MORELL (one of the jazz professors) with Marty featured on the vibraphone. Joining Marty will be the award winning trio, "La Lu- cha" with MARK FEINMAN, Drums, JOHN O'LEARY, Piano, ALEJANDRO ARE- NAS, bass; and special guest, MICHIKO MORELL (Perc/ vocal). Alan says to mark this down as a "MUST SEE AND HEAR." JCC 39ers Dine Around Town... On Thursday, June 29th at 1 p.m., the restaurant is PF Chang's, 436 N. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park. Phone FLO GOLDMAN to RSVP at 407-859-5982. (Hope to see you there.) One for the road... Yitzhak and Melvyn live in a retirement home. One day, as they are sitting on a bench under a tree, Yitzhak turns to Melvyn and says, "Melvyn, I'm 85 years old and I'm full of aches and pains. You're about my age. How do you feel?" Melvyn replies, "I feel just like a new-born baby." "Really? Like a baby?" "Yes," replies Melvyn, "no hair, no teeth and I think I just Alan Rock wet myself." Sudoku (see page 14 for solution) SUDOKU 'We are proud of you, Gal Gadot, our Wonder Woman.' A message lights up Tel Aviv~ Azrieli Center. By Nieky Blackburn : 2004, butwas so reluctant to win that she turned up late for 1. In Hebrew, Gal Gadot's events, wore the wrong kind first name means "wave" and of evening wear, and even her surname means "river- pretended that she couldn't banks." speak English. 2. Gal Gadot was born 4. Gadot carried out two in Rosh Ha'ayin, and her years of service as a corn- maternal grandparents were bat instructor in the Israel Holocaust survivors. Defense Forces. It was her 3. At the age of 18, Gadot military background and won the Miss Israel beauty knowledge of weapons that pageant. She then went on to helped her get her breakout compete in Miss Universe in role as Gisele in "Fast & Furious." In 2009, Justin Lin, the director of "Fast & Furious," thought her fight- ing spirit was so obvious that he added to her character's back story by making her a Mossad agent. 5. After the army, Gadot went on to study law and inter- national relations. A casting director called her to audi- tion for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in"Quantum of Solace," but initially Gadot wasn't interested because she thought she was too serious to act in movies. She didn't get the role, but the same casting director hired her for "Fast & Furious." 6. Gadot, who rides a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R motorbike, performed her own stunts in the "Fast & Furious" films. 7. When Gadot auditioned for the role of Wonder Woman, she had no idea what the job was, and only found out two weeks later, when she was told she had the role. 8. Before the auditions, Gadot was one of a few ac- tresses waiting for a camera test. She was told to wait in her trailer until she was called. The waiting was making her anxious, so she listened to Beyonc~'s song, "Run the World (Girls)""I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyonc~!" she said in an interview in W Magazine earlier this year. 9. To train for the role of Wonder Woman, Gadot received lessons in swords- manship, Kung Fu, kickbox- ing, capoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 10. Gadot's first outing as Wonder Woman came in the movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," in 2016. The film was widely panned by the critics, but almost all agreed that Gadot was the best part of the film. 11. Gadot's film "Wonder Woman" is the first superhero movie in over a decade to fea- ture a female in the title role. 12. During reshoots of the film, Gadot was five months pregnant, and the director had to green-screen out her baby bump. 13. Ahead of the Israeli premiere of the film on June 1, the Azrieli Center in TelAviv was lit up to honor Gadot. 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