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Health &amp; Fitness Section B Max Waldor's Eagle Scout Service Project, the Holocaust Memorial at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation. Local Eagle Scout wins top national aw00lrds Last Friday, Eagle ScoutMaxA. Waldor of Orlando Troop 996 wamhonored at the Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council's annual Recognition Banquet for Eagle Scouts, held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa, as the recipient of three distinguished awards. And because he dreamed the creation of the Holocaust Memorial at SOJC, and did it, Waldor became a Disney Dreamer and Doer. Waldor received the Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship in May 2014. He received this award by earning the rank of Eagle Scout and completing the Aleph, Ner Tamid and Etz Chaim badge requirements. His advisers were Rabbi Daniel Wolpe, Cantor Doug Ramsay an.RabtI4itet-Skolnik of Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation. The Chester M. Vernon Eagle Scout Scholarship is worth $1,000 per year for four years. It is awarded to Boy Scouts who have attained the Eagle Scout des- ignation and either the Etz Chaim or Ner Tamid badges, and who have dem- onstrated practical citizenship in their synagogue, in school, in the Scouting unit, and in the community. Waldor earned a total of 27 merit badges, a bronze palm, and special awards. He was awarded the Terry L. and Carol J. Grove Central Florida Council Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award and the Central Florida Council's National Eagle ScoutAssociation (NESA) Glenn A. and MelindaW. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year for his Eagle Scout Service Project, the Holocaust Memorial at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation (SOJC). The Memorial is a physical mural and website. The mural has 288 tiles with survivor stories and QR codes connecting via smart phone to the website, www.sojc. org/Holocaust Memorial. Waldor's scouting career began as a Scout on page 15A JCC's Rosen Campus is now accredited for Early Care and Education programs The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs has announced that Jewish I =- o --- e = O - Q - < "= r o9 _- _ --i a < -- 0 z = "o7 0 Community Center's Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus has been awarded Accreditation. As an Accredited center, the JCC's Rosen Campus has been recognized as an early care and education program exemplifying excellence in the care of young children. By achieving accreditation, the JCC demonstrates that it pro- vides a high quality program for children, professional development opportunities for staff, and an environment for children that is conducive to their individual growth and development that exceeds state licensing requirements. The accreditation is par- ticularly meaningful, as itwas achieved in the JCC's 20th an- niversary year, having opened in Southwest Orlando in 1994. The accreditation process included a self-study process in which administrators, staff, and parents evaluated the program in accordance withAccreditation Standards. (-rJ, Brittany Shellem, chairwoman Parent Association Committee; Brenda White, Early Childhood Learning Center coordinato Brenda Sher, director of the Early Childhood Learning Center; Susan Flower, chairwoman of the Parent Association Committee. After the self-study process was complete, an onsite ob- servation was conducted at the JCC by an early childhood professional. Based on the information collected, the JCC was awarded accredita- tion through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education. All parents, staff members, and administrators at the JCC are to be congratulated for achiev- ing this level of excellence. The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care JCC on page 15A Cantor loses to Tea Party challenger WASHINGTON (JTA)-- Rep. Eric Cantor, the major- ity leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the highest-ranking Jew in con- gressional history, lost his Re- publican primary in Virginia to a Tea PaTtychallenger in a major upset. Cantor, 51, who rode the Tea Party wave to majority leader after the 2010 elections, was trailing Dave Brat, 56 to 44 percent, with 87 percent of the vote counted on Tuesday evening, June 10. Cantor conceded after 8 p.m. "Obviously we came up short," Cantor told his stunned followers in a Richmond hotel ballroom. "Serving as the 7th District congressman and having the privilege of be- ing majority leader has been one of the highest honors of my life." "I know there's a lot of long faces here tonight," The Wash- ington Post quoted Cantor as saying to supporters in his Richmond district. "It's disap- pointing, sure. But I believe in this country. I believe there's opportunity around the next corner for all of us." Eric Cantor "We're all processing it," said Matt Brooks, the presi- dent of the Republican Jew- ish Coalition. "He was an invaluable leader, he was so integral to the promotion of, to congressional support of the pro-Israel agenda. It is a colossal defeat not just for Republicans but for the entire Jewish community." In a statement, Nathan Diament, executive director Cantor on page 15A Jewish Federations stand with Israel Israeli students Gilad Sha'ar,16, EyalYifrach, 19, and Naftali Frankel, 16 were kid- napped late Thursday night (June 12) from a hitchhiking point in Gush Etzion. The Jewish Federations of North America sent the following letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "We are writing to you at this difficult hour to declare the complete solidarity of the Jewish com- munity of NorthAmericawith you, with the families of the abducted students and indeed with the entire people of Israel. At this critical moment you should know that The Jewish Federations of NorthAmerica, representing 153 federations, 300 smaller Jewish com- munities, and the entirety of the North American Jewish community, stand shoulder to shoulderwith the government and people of Israel. The three kidnapped teens are our sons too, and we join with Jewish parents around the world to offer our prayers, thoughts and solidarity with you as you stand up to terror and mount every possible effort to bring the boys home." The Algemeiner staff re- Students on page 14A Illl!!!!!ll!!!!lJIIIIs