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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2012 PAGE 3A Twenty-four hoursare not All of this is to create the passes, I see students who altogether when they have enoughtimeinadayformanybest college resum in an are mor and more stressed to miss several weeks or high school students these ever-competitive college out over the incredible load months due to sports, band, days. By the time they are 16 selection process. And now of work they have," says or other extra-curricular year,old, students are being we. want them to take more Lisa Sholk, director of Beit activities," says Sholk. "So asked to do more than the classes? "This is often why Hamidrash. "When I speak it is time to meet them in averageadult each day. They students leave Beit Hami- with many of the students the middle: The goal is to have seven hours of school, drash after a yea or two. who no longer attend, they have the students have the three-four hours of home- But these students want to tell me they would love to be opportunity to continue work (more for AP and IB be with their Jewish friends there, but they cannot spare theirJewishlearningbeyond students), two hours of band and learn more aboul: their that much time." b'nai mitzvah. Any amount or sports practice, volunteer Judaism andnowtheycan. To address those issues, of Jewish learning is better hours, schoolclub-meetings, Beit Hamidrash is creat- BeitHamidrashwillstartof- than none." test prep courses and many inga whole new way to be a fering five-week classes this Beit Hamidrash will be other commitments that fill part of the Jewish commu- year. "Too many students offering four five-week ses- up their week days. nity. "With each year that give up on Beit Hamidrash sions throughout the school With 60,00() thoughts a day, research has found that there is power in commit- ". ting your goals to writing. Please join Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando (JFS) for an interactive eve- ning focusing on hopes and passions! Learn how to take the essential steps to achieve a more meaningful life. Presenters are as follows: Preserving Your Passions with Cindy Price. The "Fam- ily Love Letter" is a starting; tool for developing a solid financial strategy for your future. Price ~bil! discuss how to financially plan the legacy you leave your fam- ily by proper planning and priceless conversations She is a certified financial plan- your passions I Cindy Price ner with 22 years experience assisting women in transi- tion (job changes, retire- ment, widowhood, divorce) Diana Scimone with their fin [ncial plan. Put Your Story on Paper with Diana Scimone. If you've ever wanted to write a The inai The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is holding a golf outing for women on Stmday, Sept. 9. "But I don't play golf"-not to worry. This event is spe- cifically geared towardwomen who have never picked up a golf club before, but all levels are welcome. The outing will include a two-hour golf clinic at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. The Brad Brewer Golf Academy, recognized as one of the top 100 teaching groups by several prominent golf publications, will be conducting the clinic. It is designed to t6ach women the basics from how to hold calendars for Sunday, sept. club and the proper stance 9, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to techniques for improving Babysittingwillbeavailable their already existing skills, attheRosencampuswitha48- The goal is to encourage houradvancenotice.Regi8ter and support women as they by calling 407-387-5330. try something new in a fun, Register by Aug. 24 for the socialatmosphere (of course, golf Clinic at the JCC's Reg- it doesn't hurt to get a little istrar's Desk (Mon.-Fri. 8:30 exercise too). a.m.-5 p.m.); or by phone at "As part of the event'an 407-645-5933 or online at elegant buffet lunch will be www.orlan provided in a beautiful golf with barcode 10952. The cost resort setting, said the Plan- is $99 (includes two-hour ning committee, clinic and lunch); JCC mem- So come have some laughs, bers receive a $10 discount. learn something, new, burn For additional Information a few calories, and enjoy a contact Eli Bercovici 407- fantastic lunch. What more 645-5933 x259; or EIiB@ could you ask for? Mark your q Jennifer Lee memoir start a biog keep a journal or put your story: on paper in another creative way, Scimone will give you .year. Each ciass will count as one credit, and a minimum of one class per year should be taken. Transcripts will now be provided for seniors to include in their college ap- plications. Students need to earn 14 credits during their eighth-12th grade years to graduate, and 18 credits to graduate with honors. "I am willing to work with any student who shows me that they really want to be a part of Beit Hamidrash," Sholk says. To that end, all .q the tips and encouragement you ne'ed to do it--even if you have absolutely no ex- perience! She'll share prac- tical insights and strategic information tohelp you fijad the story inside you and put it on paper for the World (or even just you) to read. Put Your Passions into ACTION with Jennifer Lee You've identified what makes you go vroom vroom and are anxious to incor- porate your newfound love into your life- Congrats! Unfortunately,this is where most people get tripped up and leave their passions on "*the sidelines, hoping that one day will be the "right time." Lee will walk you through how to take your students who have been a part of Beit Hamidrash at some point in the past are encouraged to take a class this year to get back to Jewish learning, and be considered for graduation. Additionally, Beit Hamidrash is offering: "season openers" in August and September. These are free nights to come Check out the program, see friends and do a little Jewish learning. For more information con- tact Lisa Sholk at 407-261- 3175, or passions off of paper and develop a master plan for your everyday life. This event will take place at Cocina 214 in Winter Park. On Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $30. Please note that price includes a beverage and light dinner. Sponsorship opportunities start at $300 and there is $5 discount for registrations submitted fromAug. I to Aug. 10 mid- night. To learn more about JFS, the Women's Forum; or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 4 07-644-7593, Ext. 227. You can also contact Marni Chepenik at marni. chep, Preschoolersdonate tzedaka The children of Room 3 at the Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center at the Roth JCC, along with their teachers Amy Feinberg and Viviane Haller, camp counselors Justin Venturelli and Zak Levitt, collected tzedaka money throughout the school year. This money was donated to Jewish Fami Services representative Tayler Gold, who explained that it would be used to feed 12 families in need. , Pictured (L- R) Linda Simon, Linda Amon, Harriet Weiss, Debbie Hoffman Join Beth Schafer & the band to create Shabbat Joy, Intimate Spirituality and Coml$1ete Peace. | This Shobbot Chovayoh,Temple Shir Shalom's Shabbat Experience will focus on the spiritual preparation we need-to ready ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rejoice, rejuvenate & refocus as we enter this holy seas6n. Friday, August 17th, UCUMC EpiCenter 1395 Campus View Court Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 366-3556 www,templeshirshalom,orq at 7:;30 pm * High Holiday Tickets are available. * Religious school open house & registration 9 am on Sun Aug. 12th at Double R School in Chuluota.