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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 27, 2012 PAGE 3A By Dana Karen dation, in partnershipwith the was"privileged" to serve in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation war in 1973 where he was part It's easy to forget how the and others, provides those of the artillery brigade along Internet helps local staries~ sameJewishBedtimestoriesin with Ariel Sharon's division. travel the globe. Last month, HebrewtothousandsofIsraeli In 1974,hemarriedhiswife, the Heritage Florida Jew- families living in the U.S. Gila. They moved to America ish News published a story Milstein grew up in Haifa in 1981, with their'two young about the Jewish Federation and moved to Kiryat Motzkin daughters, when he'was ac- of Greater Orlando's exciting at the age of 8. When JFGO cepted to business school at initiative that is bringing Jew- spoke with him, he fondly USC. Growing up in Israel, ish Bedtime stories in Hebrew recalled being brought up Milstein did not understand to 700 Israeli Children living in with strong Jewish principles the importance of a Jewish Kiryat Motzkin, Israel. and celebrating holidays as education in the diaspora. Af- AdamMilstein, a resident of a community with ruach!ter some time in the states, he LosAngeles, readthestoryon- He reminisced on a goodnoticed his daughters had little line and found it very interest- life outside the metropolitan connectionwiththeJewishlife ing. Milstein grew up in Kiryat city. He was very involved in and they didn't have Jewish Motzkin and today the Adam the youth movement Macha- boyfriends. He felt something andGilaMilste~nFarfiilyFoun, not Ha'Olim. Milstein said he was amiss. He says he realized Resident Opal enjoys her one-on-one Hme with Jewish Pavilion volunteer Sandy Vogin. he had made a mistake by not Milsteins believe m creating matter the distance between gettinghisdaughtersinvolved synergies between pro-Israel us and our Israeli colleagues, inJewishlifeandeducation.He and pro-democracyorganiza- all Jewish families have an saw how easy it is to lose your tions to empower the younger opportunity to create a strong sense of Jewish identity while generations to strengthen Jewishidentityandlife. Weare living in the diaspora, democracy, freedom and other grateful to the Adam and Gila This realization inspired Judeo Christian principals in MilsteinFamilyFoundationfor him to "reverse the mistake" order to combat extremism providing the opportunity for an.d start the Adam and Gila and anti-Semitism, our Hebrew speaking children Miistein Family Foundation. "HereinOrlandotheJewishin America to be tucked in The Foundation focuses on community feels the Founda- each night with the delightful helping people create a con- tion's impact through Sifri- stories of our "people in the nection to Judaism. They yat Pijama B'America, This language of our people," said serve to educate young pro- program delivers free Jewish JFGO staff. fessionals and student leaders bedtime books in Hebrew each To learn about the Sifriyat on U.S. campuses about the month to IsraelioAmerican Pijama B'America program challenges facing the Western and Jewish American families please contact Karen Cohen World, the State of Israel and in the U.~S. It's a wonderful at the JFGO at kcohen@jfgo. the Jewish people today. The thought to know that noorg or 407-645-5933 ext. 228. Bornstein takes 3rd place in I statewide contest David Bornstein, who writes The Good Word column for the Heritage Florida Jewish News, took a third place in the Florida Press AssOciation's 2011 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. The column was The Hungry Season, and it was about how workers at a certain business were all transformed by the act of giving. Bornstein's category was Serious Column, Division C (circulation under 7,000). The FPA Better Weekly Contest award winners were announced on Saturday, July 7 during the Southeastern Press Convention.Journalists from around the state gath- ered to be recognized for their dedication and hard work during the 2011 contest year. Taking home the top sweepstakes awards in this year's contest were Division A (cir- culation 15, 000), Florida Weekly in Fort Myers; Division B (circulation 7,000-15,000), Orlando Business Journal, and Division C (circulation under 7,000), Navarre Press. The contest received more entries than last year with 81 weekly newspapers en- tering 1,607 entries. This year again, the submission and judging processes were conducted online. The judges were experienced editors and publishers from Iowa, Pennsylvania and New York. For a copy of the awards presentation contact Marcia Cyr at 850-521-1165 or Jewish Pavilion volunteer Emily Glickstein shares a smile with Horizon Bay resident Sylvia. "Shabbat in a box" in Longwood Each second Friday of the month Jewish Pavilion volunteers and staffbring "Shabbat in a box" to the residents at Island Lake in Longwood. These resident enjoy the sing- ing, the challah and most of all the company from others. The community is invited. Anne, a New Horizon choir member and Horizon Bay resident, admires a flower with entertainer Penny D'Agostino. Horizon Bay on Boston brought joy and smiles her choir, New Horizons. Avenue always welcomes to all. Penny D'Agostino The choir accompanied visitors and entertain-sang songs that all knew her at this performance, ers. One of the residents' and many sangaiong. Sheand a passion for music favorite entertainers and volunteers at Horizon Bay permeated throughout a regular visitor recently every Tuesday to meetwith the room.