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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 2, 2013 KCOA accepting nomination00 for 8 over 80 honorary dinner The Kinneret Council on Aging will proudly pay tribute to eight individuals over the age of 80 who have made significant contribu- tions to the Jewish and Central Florida community on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. \\;\ "The 8 over 80 event really resonates with the mission of the Kinneret Council on Aging and the inspiring stories we hear about seniors who contribute to our com- munity through leadership, activism, altruism and phi- lanthropy," says Neal Blaher, president of the Board for the Kinneret Council on Aging. The Kinneret Council on Aging is giving the mem- bers of the community the opportunity to submit nominations for the 8 over Rabbi Shapiro to talk at 39ers meeting Rosh Hashanah may be early for most of us, but the senior group at the Roth Jewish Community Center has already planned for their Meet and Mingle program on Aug. 26. The program committee has invited Rabbi Merrill Shapiro to present to the 39ers to mark the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. This presentation will mark the 110th Anniversary of the publication ofthe"Pro- tocols of the Elders of Zion," with an examination of how anti-Semitism has influence the liturgy of the High Holy Days. Many elements of the traditional High Holy Day liturgy reflect the efforts of anti-Semites to destroy both Jews and Judaism. Why do the so-called Ten Corn- mandrnents not appear in the Siddur? What ever hap- pened to that missing line in Aleinu? Was it because of the Inquisition that an introduction was added to Kol Nidre? Did the Kol Nidre give anti-Semites reason to distrust Jews? Does a litur- gical poem in the morning service of the Second Day of Rosh Hashannah refer to Elchanan, the son of Rabbi Simon ben Isaac ben Abun, kidnapped and baptized as an infant, only to become, according to legend, the second Jewish pope? The answers to these questions and further in- vestigations will show the connection between the 1903 serialization of the anti- Semitic hoax, The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in Znamya, a Black Hundreds newspaper beginning Aug. 26, 1903. The tradition of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is still alive today, documented in the movie "Protocols of Zion." It was a feature-length film that examined the belief that Jews were behind the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America, and that Jews who worked in the World Trade Center in New York City had advance notice of the deadly assaults on the twin towers. Every Monday at I p.m. the 39ers meet for a general meet- ing and program to follow. Refreshments, coffee and so- cial time make for a complete and meaningful afternoon at the 'J: For more information contact Katharine Teicher at 407-645-5933. 80 honorees now through Oct. 30. "We are looking for individuals who continue to participate actively in the community, defying stereo- types associated with older adults and refusing to slow down," says Faye Novick, 8 over 80 chairwoman. "They are role models for all of us. These are people who dedi- cate themselves to the Jewish value of tikun olarn; repair- ing the world." Last year's honorees included: Anita Hara, John Lowndes, Claire Mercer, Gloria Newberger, Bunny Rosen, Charlotte Rotenberg, Irv Shargaa and Madeline Wolly. Nomination forms are available on the Kinneret Apartments website at www. or can be obtained by calling 407-425-4537. Individuals may nominate more than one person. A nomina- tion committee made up of diverse members of the community will select the honorees by Nov. 10. The 8 over 80 honorary dinner will be held in the Delaney Dining Room at Kinneret Apartments and will benefit the Kinneret Council on Aging (KCOA). The Kinneret Council on Aging provides programs for residents that are not included in the resident's monthly rent. These pro- grams include: A hot meal program where residents receive a nutritious five-course meal, served tableside at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Residents pay $5 a meal and the rest is subsidized by the Kinneret Council on Aging. The Congregate Hous- ing Services Program that provides transitional care to residents after an ill- ness or injury that enables them to stay in their home as they regain their inde- pendence. Jewish programming including weekly Shabbat services, High Holiday and Passover meals. Community outreach and volunteer programs that bring educational and cultural programming to our residents. The Kinneret Apartments are the Jewish community's twin residence towers for low-income senior citizens in downtown Orlando. For more information, contact Leslie Collin, executive administrator at 407-425- 4537. J-Serve Teen Task Force applications released Penny Goldstein D'Agostino perfomed for residents at Horizon Bay. Anne (1) with Emily Glickstein. Music at Horizon Bay Penny D'Agostino's musical performance, on behalf of the Jewish Pavilion, at Horizon Bay brought smiles and joy to more than 40 seniors of all faiths, who love to sing old tunes from the 1920s and '30s. The ice cream sundaes, prepared by Emily Glickstein and Lee Goldberg and served by Pat Rubenstein's granddaughters, added to the festivities. Among those on the J-Serve 2013 Teen Task Force were, from left, front row, Sari Misek, Amy Schwartz and Hannah Procell; back row: Lory Conte, Brandon Levitt, Taylor Harris, Ari Kennel/and Robby Etzkin. J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, will be April 6, 2014. Since 2005, J-Serve has been a part of Youth Service America's Global Youth Service Day weekend. J-Serve provides teens with the opportunity to fulfill the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of lov- ing kindness; tzedakah, just and charitable giving; and tikun olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Across the globe, teens join each other to make their community and the world a better place. J-Serve 2014 is in partner- ship with Repair the World, Youth Service America, and Rock the Vote, and is under- written by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. As a prestigious leadership position, applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 J-Serve Teen Task Force for 8-12th grad- ers. As a member of the Task Force, teens will have the op- portunity to plan and create the 2014 J-Serve projects, be a community leader, develop practical skills such as mar- keting, fundraising and event planning, as well as to give back to the greater Orlando community. For a J-Serve Teen Task Force application, email Robby Etzkin at Rob- The Orlando J-Serve 2013 Teen Task Force was led by Ari Kenney (sophomore at Lake Brantley High School), Brandon Levitt (sophomore at Winter Park High School), Hannah Procell (senior at Oviedo High School), Sari Misek (senior at Lake Brant- ley High School) and Taylor Harris (sophomore at Lake Highland Prep School). The teens developed and led proj- ects for the Jewish Pavilion, New Hope for Kids and Pet Rescue by Judy. As an im- portant community event, J-Serve was a collaboration of multiple Jewish agencies within Orlando and sur- rounding areas. The Teen Task Force hoped to build upon the success of the April 2013 event to reach more teens, more agencies and more opportunities to make a difference in the community for J-Serve in 2014. The J-Serve Teen Task Force applications are due Aug. 25. The Task Force is an application process to build a group of teens who share the desire to be a part of community service, with a variety of different skills and interests, and represent all Orlando Jewish youth groups. The beginning planning months in fall will focus on teambuilding and creating a vision or theme for J-Serve 2014. With adult staff sup- port, teens will be involved in the planning and leading of the entire event, from marketing to fundraising to outreach to programming. Local professionals will speak to the Task Force about their expertise and Judaic compo- nents are woven throughout the planning. For more information on Orlando's J-Serve, visit www. For specific questions about the J-Serve Teen Task Force, email Robby at RobbyE@