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i PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 14, 2009 . Temple Israel: Why not make a weekend of it? ~" The monthly Shabbat welcome andwill be admit- 7 p.m. following dinner. Perras, members ofthe lead- dinners at Temple Israel will begin again for the year 2009-'10 on Friday evening, Aug. 21. These dinners are one of the most popular activities at the synagogue and are attended by more than 100 congregants and guests each month. Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m.. and the "kickoff" meal this year will be catered by Kosher Kats Marketplace. The cost for an adult is $10. children 10 and under are $5, and children 3 years and under are free. Prospective members are ted free for their first din- ner. Prospective members are asked to make their reservations via telephone at the number listed below and indicate you are a "pro- spective member." Temple officials request prospec- tive members leave contact information. Congregants and other community guests can make online reserva- tions at order_shabbatdinner.htm o by calling 407-647-3055. The Friday evening Shab- hat service will begin at Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Kiddush luncheon. Family Fun Day is sched- uled for Sunday, Aug. 23. beginning at 11 a.m. The community is invited. There is no charge, and there will be something for everyone in- cluding inflatable fun. water fun. food and games (bring your bathing suit), tours of the school with teachers in their classrooms, tours of the synagogue, and meet-and- greet opportunities in the social hall with Rabbi Gary ership team and members of the membership committee. At noon. join Perras for the grand reopening and blessing of the Temple Is- rael chapel and stay to learn "Bima Basics" with him where he will share "all you ever wanted to know about the bima.'" Temple Israel is at 50 S. Moss Road in Winter Springs. For more specific directions, please call the office staff at 407-647-3055 or visit its web site at www. The "TI kitchen mavens" are preparing one of the tradi- tional monthly Shabbat dinners at Temple Israel last year. While most dinners are prepared by this group in-house, the first Shabbat dinner of 2009-'10 on Aug. 21 will be catered by Kosher Kats Marketplace. Community members are invited. The Temple requests an RSVP. Bark Mitzvah and pet blessing set for Sunday Dog Day Afternoon in Sanford will be hosting Peanut's Bark Mitzvah & Pet Blessing, a fun and spiritual event to raise money for the SPCA of Central Florida, on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. "Just like a 13-year-old boy or girl celebrates their bar or bat mitzvah," said Emily Schlansky, owner of Dog Day Afternoon Dog- gie Daycare. Boarding and Grooming, "my 13-year-old girl dog will celebrate her 'Bark Mitzvah.' This is a fun event for people and dogs of ngagement lnnouncement Ryan Finnegan and Britany Jackson Stacey and Jerry Finnegan of Greer. S.C. and Ginger Jackson of Deltona, Fla.. are pleased to announce the engage- ment of their children, Ryan Finnegan and Britany Jackson. The bride-elect gradu- ated from New Bedford (Mass.) High School and Northeastern University, where she earned her de- gree in radiological science. She is currently working as a preschool teacher and figure skating instructor. The groom-elect graduated from Lake Howell High School in Seminole County, Fla., and is a 2007 graduate of Rice University with a degree in physics. He completed his masters degree in atmospheric science at Texas A&M University. The wedding is planned for March 7. 2010, at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, Fla. Following a honeymoon trip to the Caribbean. the couple will reside in Austin. Texas. all faiths. Peanut has par- ticipated in pet blessings at churches in the past and is excited for this event." All dogs are invited to participate in a non-de- nominational community pet blessing following the Bark Mitzvah. The Bark Mitzvah will follow many of the Jewish religious traditions. Rabbi Josh Sherwin will hold the service in Hebrew and Eng- lish. All dogs at least 13 years old. in human or dog years, are welcome to participate. Dogs can wear yarmulkes. there will be a non-alcoholic toast for humans and dogs featuring doggie beer made of beef broth, and the DJ will be spinning the same tunes you would hear at any bar mitzvah. The celebration will include cake for dogs and humans and doggie games including musical sit and doggie limbo. "Peanut was adopted from the SPCA Cin Atlanta) andwe are strong supporters of the SPCA of Central Florida and all the other pet rescue orga- nizations here." Schlansky said. "This event celebrates the important role pets play in our families and enables us to help pets who are not part of people's families right now." Event sponsors include: human desserts by Cre- ations by ChefAar0n, doggie desserts by Paw Park Place, doggie games by Pawsitive Results Dog Training, event photography by Jeff Drake. and DJ services by Weddings Only DJ Entertainment. Raffle prizes include pack- ages such as the "Training for You & Your Pet" prize, a human personal training package from T Wild Fitness and a dog training package from Pawsitive Results. The grand prize is a year of free dog boarding at Dog Day Afternoon (one weekend per month until September 2010. a $1,000 value). Dog Day Afternoon's Sanford location is at 200 Emily Schlansky holds Maggie Mae, one of her dogs, who will go through a pet blessing at the Bark Mitzvah Sunday at Dog Day Afternoon in Sanford. S. Myrtle Ave. Tickets are $10 per adult in advance. $12 at the door. $5 per child (under 18) and $5 per senior (65 and over). For tickets or more infor- mation, call 407-328-9205, visit www.dogdayafternoon. net or e-mail: info@dogday- Participants must provide proof of dog's rabies, DHLPP & Bordetella vaccinations for entrance to event. Jewish Pavilion hosts volunteer social The Jewish "Pavilion designedtorecruitnewvol- ofseniorsinlong-termcare For more info about our hosted a Volunteer Get- unteers and allow existing by strengthening their con- services or to volunteer call Together on July 29 at Har- volunteers to mingle and nection to the community. Joy Clarkat 407-678-9363. moni Market in Longwood. talkabout their experiences More than 30 men and fulfillingthemissionofen- women attended the event hancing the quality of life Bar Mitzvah Alexander Morgan House, son of Debra and David House of Winter Park, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, atthe King David's Gardens in Jerusalem, Israel. Alex is entering the eighth grade at Tuskawilla Middle School and is a member of Temple Shir Shalom in Oviedo. His hob - bies and interests include baseball, football, listening to music, playing with his younger brother and hanging out with his friends. In this upcoming year, Alex will be playing on the Lake Howell baseball team and on various Elite baseball teams. Alex says he is looking forward to traveling to Israel with his mother, grandparents and his uncle. The simcha will continue at Temple Shir Shalom on Friday, Aug. 21, shared by his brother, Austin; grand- parents, Larry and Bea Travitsky of Oviedo, and Morgan and Marion House of Winter Park; and family and friends from the community as well as Sarasota. South Florida and New York. Margie Dreayer and Shirley Meltzer chitchat at the Jewish Sherri Fischer, Elise Schilowitz, Faye Novick and Robin An- Pavilion event at Harmoni Market in Longwood. gel schmooze at the Jewish Pavilion's volunteer get-together. Monthly Shabbat meal at Lake Forest The entire family is invited to participate in monthly Shab- bat dinners at the Heritage at Lake Forest in Sanford. The assisted living facility caters to a diverse population and goes out of its way to include minority populations in all of its festivities. In an effort to ca- ter to their 20 Jewish residents, the facility hosts a monthly meal for residents and their families completewith chicken soup, brisket and other Jewish delicacies. The meal includes Shabbat services conducted by a Jewish Pavilion volunteer. The SubermanlBehn family enjoy a Shabbat dinner with resident Madeline Behn. Judy and Rachael Suberman are Jewish Pavilion volunteers.