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HERITAGE }=LORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 9, 2013 PAGE 3A Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo will begin its 12th year of religious school with a "Meet the Teacher Oneg," Friday evening, Aug. 16, im- mediately following Shabbat services atUniversity Carillon United Methodist Church. Registration is underway for classes, which will begin at Double R Private School on Aug. 25. School hours are 9 a.m. to noon, and will run for 25 sessions during the school year. Temple membership is required for religious school enrollment. Shir Shalom, the largest Reform synagogue in Semi- nole County, enrolls students from Kindergarten through b'nei mitzvah age. This year the "TSSRS Li- brary on Wheels" will open and be'available during reli- gious school sessions to stu- dents as well as congregants. The religious school will als0 introduce a new Hebrew pro- gram from the URJ. Titled Mitkadem, this program will allow each student the flex- ibility to work at their own pace, enabling them to learn and embrace the Hebrew language in a way that works best for them. Learning will be enriched witheducational films and speakers, including a member of the active mili- tary, and a Holocaust survivor. - Temple Shir Shalom's dedi- cated teaching staff, many of whom have been here since its inception, is headed by Religious School Director Robyn Schulman. Her dedi- cation to an ever-expanding curriculum and improving resources; as well as her love of working with children, truly makes Shir Shalom's religious school shine. The school also benefits from a never-ending line of madrachim who vol- unteer each week. These post b'nei mitzvah students assist teachers, assist in Hebrew tutoring and help with T'filah and special events. Temple Shir Shalom's can, torial leader, Beth Schafer, also plays an active role in enriching the curriculum, Schafer's influence sets the tone for much of the children's religious school experience, through her parent participa- tion programs, Kindergarten consecration, leadership of upperclassmen in Shabbat services, commemoration service on Yom Ha'Shoa, and musical leadership once a month during T'filah. For unaffiliated families in- terested in awarm and enrich- ing religious school environ- ment, please contact Temple Shir Shalom at 407-366-3556 or visit www.templeshirsha- lom.org for membership and Religious School registration information. By Edith Schulman Special to Heritage Jordan Schilit, 22, of Tam- pa, and grandson of Edith and Charles Schulman of Winter Springs, was asked back to once again participate in the 2013 Maccabia Games. In 2009, he ran in the Maccabia Games in Israel. For this year's games he ran the 1500m and the 5K. "It was exciting for Charles and me because JLTV broad- cast live from-the games," said Edith. An average-to-above-aver- age runner who didn't even make the high school varsity team (his freshman year), Schilit persisted, and by the time he gradated from high school, he won one state championship and four state championship runner-up medals. Schilit was thrilled to be accepted at Haverford College in December of his senior year in high school, and able to train with "the greatest of coaches," Coach Tom Donnelly. Schilit said, "I am an ordinary person with inner fire who strives for goals that at one point have seemed almost impossible." Schilit, now a 2013 gradu- ate of Haverford College, ran track and field for Haverford for four years, being the only runner to win the 400m, 1000m and 1500m, all at the same competition. He has been recognized five times the While Jews across the nation are celebrating Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 5th and 6th, the Jewish Pavil- ion's High Holiday season extends for several weeks. Their four program direc- tors each coordinate a dozen Evy from Madison House celebrates Rosh Hashanah with Jewish Pavilion volunteer, Susan Mazlin. Jordan Schilit with All American status, and shares with another student an Athlete of the Year award. High Holiday celebrations in independent, assisted- and skilled-nursing facilities in greater Orlando. Even buildings with one Jewish resident receive attention. The resident receives a visit complete with a card, High Holiday prayers, apples, honey, challah, honey cake and a Jewish calendar. In other buildings, like Chambrel in Longwood, more than 100 people par- ticipate in Rosh Hashanah festivities. Special thanks to Vitas Innovative Hospice for providing raisin challah and honey cake to 350 Jewish seniors in long-term care. 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