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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 19, 2011 PAGE 3A Heritage wins 2 more Florid t Press Association awa 'cls The Heritage Florida Jewish News accepted two awards from the Florida Press As- sociation this summer. Associate Editor Lyn David- son won a first-place award for Religion Writing in the FPA's 2010 Better Weekly News- paper Contest for the story entitled "Rescuers honored at Yore HaShoah." The piece detailed the Holocaust Memo - rial Resource and Education Center of Florida's annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which that year featured guest speaker Stanlee Stahi of the Jewish.Foundation for the Righteous. The Foundation honors non-Jewish rescuers of Jews during the dark days of World War II. Davidson reported on Stahl's vivid and detailed descriptions of the everyday lives of the rescuers and those they hid at great risk to their own safety. Davidson's obituary of Central Florida Holocaust survivor and civil rights crusader Wolf Kahn won a second-place FPA award for Obituary Writing. This brings the total num- ber of national and state writing and editing awards won by the Heritage to 42, and Lyn Davidson's personal total to five, including a 2008 first place award for column writing from the American Jewish Press Association. "I have a lot of mentors to thank for helping me build the skills I needed to bring my work, and the paper as awhole, to this level," Davidson says. "Seven years ago, Jeff Gaeser gave me the best job I've ever had, and his knowledge and professionalism give me the direction I need to produce a quality paper every week. Our founding editor and pub- lisher, Gene Starn, has been a constant source of wisdom and encouragement, as have my colleagues and friends throughout the Jewish press. Andwithout my assistant edi- tor, Mike Etzkin, there is no way the paper would run as efficiently and well as it does. "But my greatest apprecia- tion goes to .our readers. We have a loyal following whose many generous words of praise--along with the oc- casional pointed complaint-- keep me focused on the goal: Delivering to them the high- est quality information and opinion about all aspects of the Jewish world. The thought that they've placed their trust in me to do that is an honor I'm conscious of every day." Convel00:;ation With the Ral ,bi: Coping With Disaster Rabbi Joshua Neely of WineStylesinWinterSprings. RSVP is necessary, and there Temple Israel will continue This month's topic is "Coping is no charge. his series, "Monthly Conver- with Disaster: A Jewish Look Neely, whohasbeenTemple sations With the Rabbi," at at Rebuilding." The entire Israel's rabbi for just over a 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at community is invited. No year, has presented numer- Sch,9ol opening for Ocai00t congreg00ttion nity. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well 'as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. "The school caters to the individual needs of the stu- dents and parent participation is encouraged," says a school official. "The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers." Suzanne Boetger is educa- tional director. For further information and enrollmentcontactBoetgerat or congregation president Judi Siegal at 352-237-8277. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open regis- tration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The first day of classes is Aug. 28. The school meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the commu- Annual Taste of the J set f,00r Aug. 2.00i Sydney Kauhnan enjoys food samplas at last year's Taste of the J. ous topics of conversation at various locations throughout Central Florida. For this upcoming presentation, he comments, "The 01d joke goes: 'They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat.' Sometimes, though, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando on its .Jack and Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando cam- pus plays host to the Third Annual Taste of the J--a festival of local food and fun at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The annual event fea- tures food samples from some of Southwest Orlan- do's best restaurants, plus interactive activities that give participants a "taste of the J." "We're very excited to be celebrating our two-year anniversary with this hall- mark of an event," said Bon- nie Rayman, the center's branch director. "Bring our your family for a delicious afternoon of food and fun." Some of the establish merits that have signed on include: Anatolia Res- taurant, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, CRAVE, Double- tree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, Earth's Best Beverages, Flippers Pizze- ria, FUZE Beverages, Kettle Corn Co., Matteo's Family Style Italian Restaurant, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, The Palm Restaurant and Whole Foods. Taste of the J is made possible in part by Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Palm Restaurant, Central Florida Lifestyle Magazines, Learn to L. earn, and Seaward Hotels. Admission and food sam- ples are free if you acquire a ticket in advance at www. Otherwise it is $5 per person at the door. The JCC's Rosen campus is at 11184 S. Apopka-Vine- land Road, Orlando. For more information, call 407-387-5330 or visitwww. Judaism didn't always win, or won with great loss. How have we survived the catastrophes that have befallen us? How have we rebuilt and why? Most importantly, what does all this mean to me and my own struggles?" Rabbi Neely welcomes dia- logue, and this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know him, says an event organizer. WineStyles is at 1196 Tree Swallow Drive, #1314, Winter Springs. It's in the Winter Springs Town Center on the corner of S.R. 434 and Tus- cawilla Road. For directions, you may call 407-327-2378. For more information about this event and future "Monthly Conversations With the Rabbi," call the synagogue office at 407-647-3055 or go online to Temple Israel Rabbi Joshua Neely HARVEY V. 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