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JEWISH NEWS, JULY 23, 2004 PAGE 5B Beit Wants Jewish "We have a on Monday l lorida Jew- to twelfth respond to Parents are In 50 Students live of divorced Some other the coun- Family fouryears KidsKon- that con- It also skills of posi- will schools rage and "Dur- ur years, we Place for children feelings from pro- and from m similar Sabin coordi- so many for at their are When addi- and opening school, Place on at 9 a.m. e Israel's a day Well. After students hanukat Temple will s school special Were hand SENIORS! collage by Randa Marder grades is invited to attend. This year, in addition to Leadership programs sponsoredby Bob and Judy Yarmuth and honor-level courses taughtby leaders of the community, a new "Scholars' Program" will be added to the already popular curriculum. Beit Hamidrash meets on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hebrew Day School Facility. There will be a change in format this year as the group goes to a two-semes- ter structure. Semester One classes begin on October 18. ARIELLE, 8, loves JFS' KidsKonnect program because "1 now know that it wasn't my fault that my parents got divorced." tional funding is obtained, can these needs be met. The following schools are on a waiting list for the KidsKonnect program during the 2004-05 school year: Longwood Elementary, Lovell Elementary, Forest City Elementary, Wekiva Elemen- tary, Springlake Elementary, Blankner, Teague Middle School, Millwee Middle, Rock Lake Middle, Odyssey Middle and South Seminole Middle schools. How can JFS meet the needs now? "Adopt a Kids- Konnect School" program is kicking off its campaign to get KidsKonnect in all of these schools. By adopting a Kids- konnect school your name or your company's name will be linked as the sponsor for the year. interested? Respond quickly. Seminole County schools start August 2 and Orange county schools start August 9. Contact Loft Sabin Rice at 407- 644 -7593. relig" carried to the congregation from Israel's senior com- munity "Yad L'Kasheesh" by Temple Israel member Dr. Robyn Katzman. Temple Israel's religious school feels a connection and a devotion to its seniors and looks for ways to include them in programs and in everything that the congregatin does. "Hazak" chapter seniors, co -presidents Sandy Ozer and Edie Fenster, alongwith other members, will be assisting in this program. Added to the gday school congregation's joy is its new rabbi, Rabbi Richard Chizaver, who will lead the day of cel- ebration. Temple Israel says, "Please join us as our congregation and religious school contin- ues its incredible journey into the school year 2004-2005." To learn more about Temple Israel's religious school, con- tact Educaton/Youth Director Hazzan Laurie Rimland- Bonn at 407-786-2220 or email Educator@orlandosy nagogue.com. Students choose two classes per semester. The classes run from 7- 7:50 p.m. and from 8: 10 - 9:00 p.m. with a twenty- minute break between classes to socialize. The 2004-2005 full year catalogue will be mailed to eligible teens in early Sep- tember. Eligible students' names are provided to Beit Hamidrash by the Hebrew Day School and sponsoring synagogues: Congregation Bet Chaim, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation of Liberal Judaism, Congrega- tion Ohev Shalom, Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation and Temple Israel in Long- wood. Teens whose families are unaffiliated should call the Beit Hamidrash line, 407-831-9305, and leave their name and address to insure that they are on the mailing list. Catalogues will also be available at area synagogues and various Jew- ish agencies. Beit Hamidrash has evolved over time as it attempts to meet the needs of the community's Jewish teens. The new program of study, "Scholars' Program," will be initiated with this year's 8m grade students. It will provide a fixed curriculum, which will build on the previous year's study. The leadership program is back, and will take eligible juniors and seniors to Wash- ington, D.C. for Panim el Panim leadership training. Honors courses will again be available, taught by local community leaders. As usual, many courses are available each year, and there are many new ones. All of the courses are related to Juda- ism, either directly ("What Jews Really Believe") or indi- rectly ("Israeli Dance"). Some areas covered by the courses include: The Ho- locaust, Zionism, Talmud, Hebrew, Ethics, Philosophy, Cooking, Art, Dance and many more. Beit Hamidrash says, "There is a place for every Jewish teen in the Greater Orlando area at Beit Hami- drash FILL YOUR SPOT." The Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Fed- eration of Greater Orlando sponsor Beit Hamidrash. It is overseen by community educator Ann Conley with an advisory board made up of area synagoguevolunteers, chaired thin, year by Jane Briskman. For more information, contact Beit Hamidrash director Ann Conley at 407- 831-9305. Paint your child's future bri!3ht at e '|ous S.c.hoo Temp Ie lsrae[ Religious School Now accepting applications for the 2oo4-2oo5 school year! Pre-K thru 7th Grade For more information please contact Hazzan Laurie 12,imland-Bonnj Education 8L youth Director at 4o7-786-zzzo Prospective/New Member Event Sunday, August 1 - Brunch, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon For more information please stop by or call our office: Ternpte Israel 555 Markham Wood Road Longwood FL 32779 407-647-3055