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PAGE 6A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 23, 2013 SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 The Zionistas of Orlando--Inaugural meeting at Temple Israel, from 2--4 p.m. Guest speaker, Wallace S. Bruschweiler will speak on Israel's Counter Terrorism Program--the right approach arid solutions. Info: call Sandi at 407-575-9899. Open to the community, no charge. MONDAY, AUGUST 26 Orlando Chapter of Hadassah -11:30 a.m, renowned violinist Matitiahu'Braun with pianist Holly Small. At Congregation Ohev Shalom. Israeli Folk Dancing--7-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:15 p.m instruction, 8:15-10 p.m. re- quests. Cost: Free for JCC members, $5 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933. MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando--Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.. 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona--Monday, 8 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m., 904- 672-9300. Congregation Ohev Shalom--Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-298-4650. GOBORCommunityMinyanatJewishAcademyofOrlandoMonday Friday, 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Temple Israel Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-647-3055. FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 Ahavas Yisrael Kabbalat. 30 minutes before sundown. Share the Care--A respite care group meets in the senior lounge of the Jewish Community Center Maitland camphs Fridays from 9 a.m.-to 3 p.m. Activitiesinclude sharing Shabbat with JCC preschoolers in the morning and a program with Jewish content provided by the Jewish Pavilion in the afternoon. Info: Mary Ellen Grant. executive director of Share the Care, at 407-423-5311 or email her at FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. Share the Care--A respite care group meets in the senior lounge of the Jewish Community CenterMaitland campus Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include sharing Shabbat with JCC preschoolers in the morning and a program with Jewish content provided by the Jewish Pavilion in the afternoon. Info: Mary Ellen Grant, executive director of Share the Care, at 407-423-5311 or email her at f"My week is not (.complete without it!"| f These are some of the comments we receive from readers when they miss an issue of Heritage Florida Jewish News. What are you missing out on?... Subscribe today! i l I I l l I I i I l IIII I I l l I I i l I I l YES! I want to be informed. Start my subscription at once. 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Box 300742 | Fern Park, FL 32730 | (407) 834-8787 !1= I I I l I I I I Illll I I I If different from above, fill in your: Name t Address City/State/Zip Phone I lllllllllll a common By Abigail Klein is expected in about one year In addition to the Hyper Leichman from now. and the product CL contact lenses, EyeYon is could be available in the also developing and testing its You may not have heard UnitedStatesasearlyas2016. patentedDSPEK, a silicon film of corneal edema, but this An elegant solution implant that eye surgeons can painful eye condition caused FereratellslSRAEL21cthat attach to the back of the cot- by accumulation of fluids is Israeli eye doctors Daphna nea's surface during, or after, not uncommon as a result Ofer and Arie Marcovich cataractandtransplantsurgery of eye surgery, trauma or wanted to found a company to prevent corneal edema in aging. The edema (swelling) to develop a non-narcotic, the first place. About 40,000 causes the cornea to lose its noninvasive solution for the cornealimplantsareperformed transparency, affectingvlsion pain and blurry vision caused everyyear in the United States, and leading to irreversible by corneal edema. Through and some two-thirds of those scarring of the cornea,the technology transfer arm patientswouldbecandidatesfor UntilIsraelistartupEyeYon of the national health fund DSPEK. the company projects. Medical invented its patented Clalit. they approached the "This is very revolutionary therapeutic contact lens, Hy- Jerusalem-based Van Leer and is showing good results per CL, there was no effective Technology Ventures incuba- from the lab," says Ferera. Dr. way to relieve symptoms of tot with their idea. R. Doyle Stulting, an Ameri- the condition which can be Through Van Leer, the two Can leader in corneal disease cured only with a donor cot- ophthalmologists met Ferera research, was 'so impressed nea from a deceased person, abiomedicalengineerwhohas with the idea of DSPEK that "Thewaitforcornealtrans- an MBAand is experienced in hejoinedtheEyeYonscientific plants is at least a year here management, development advisory board. in Israel. and it varies around and clinicaltestingofmedical The potential market for I the world. Meanwhile, those devices, the two EyeYon products is patients are quite miserable "I really loved the idea," estimated to be worth about | since they don't see in the he says. "It's unique, sophi - $500 million worldwide. In | affected eye, and they suffer ticated but not complicated, the United States, about 12 I severe pare. Patients have to and takes a short time to get percentofthe3.5millioncata- come to the doctor week affer to market. We are now two ractsurgerieseveryyearresult I week for treatment [with me- years from the moment I in temporary corneal edema. | dicinaleyedrops],whichisnot joined the company and are and 1% ofthose cases become | very effective," says EyeYort ready to launch the product." chronic. Corneal edema can I CEO Nahum Ferera. Clinicaltrialswere conduct- also be caused by trauma, ag- EyeYon's two-week dispos- ed on more than 30 patients ing, infection, cornealdisease I able lenses relieve pain by at Kaplan Medical Center or a genetic defect known as I extracting fluids by osmosis in Rehovot. "It's an elegant Fuches Dystrophy. I and smoothing the surface solution," Ferera reports. "If a EyeYon will reside in the ofthecornea, simultaneously patient could see two meters Jerusalem incubator until I improvingvisionandkeeping before, after 24 hours of wear- the end of 2013, financed by I the surface of the eye covered ing the lens he couldsee seven the Office of Chief Scientist; I to protect from infection, meters.And for most patients, Docor; the Jerusalem Devel- The trademarked Hyper CL the moment they put the lens opmentAuthority;andSagam I already earned the European on they felt pain relief." " Versano, an Israeli market I CE Mark, and will enter that Some ofthe patients in the leader in ophthalmological I market in the second quarter study even thought to put devices. It is chaired by Elka " of 2014 through a network of off their scheduled cornea Nir, a board director of the I distributorsandpartners.Ap- transphint surgery because IsraeliHighTechAssociation. I proval from the US Food and the EyeYon lenses were so Article printed from IS- Drug Administration (FDA) effective, Ferera adds.RAEL21c: Across (Solomon, e.g.) 1. Bottom of the menorah" 40. Add-on 5. Assassin Yigal 41. Brooded and sulked 9. Israel, to the U.S. 42. Like proverbs 13. Group with many Arab 43. Use one's noodle members 45. Craziness 14. J (matchmaking Web47. Rice to Chinese site) 48. It can be lunar 15. Top performance level 49. Full of chutzpah 16. German rabbi-historian 51. Comes clean, with "up" Frankel 561 Talmudic tractate about 18. Sukkah and dreidel a certain vow 19. They have eight arms 58. Movie with the character 20. Lacked, briefly Alvy Singer 22. Tony-winning playwright 61. Toupee alternative for "Art" and "God of 62. __ Hu (Passover song) Carnage" 63. Mitch Miller instrument 25. Streams 64. Past of riches? 28. Mainstream form of 65. Satu __ (.ancestral Judaism home of some Hasidim) 32. Submit, as homework 66. What a magician may 33. What one swallow wave doesn't make Down 34. Hallelujah 1. Larry Harmon's clownish 36. Former NYC yeshiva alter ego 37. Unorthodox sect 2. "AIPAC is not " 38. Blume and Chicago (frequently heard DC 39. __ to the throne clarification) 3. Essenes, e.g. 4. "Israel: an of Eternity" (Abraham Joshua Heschel book) - 5. Actor Brody of "The Pianist" 6. tai (cocktail) 7. "Call __ day" 8. Hebrew letter after koof 9. What one beyond help may be called 10. U.S. Senator from New Jersey who died in 2013 11. Alphabet string 12. Israeli cable company 15. Woody Allen's "Take the Money " 17. Passover month, often 21. Play the part of 23. Secure, as a suitcase 24. Gann __ (Boston Jewish high school) 26. The tablets are broken in this Torah portion 27. Some drums 28. People who sit in a lot of laps? 29. Hamsa, perhaps 30. Politician known for her hats 31. __ Ayin (Gush Etzion settlement) 35. Grammy winner Gorme 38. "Parks and Recreation" actress Rashida 39. Bit of a titter 41. Dentist's conern 42. Patriarchs number 44. Parsley pieces 46. "Language Maven Strikes Again" author William 50. Ahad __ (Asher Ginsberg's pen name) 52. "Curb Your Enthusiasm," e.g. 53. Hebrew grandpa 54. Comedian Gold 55. Child's vehicle 56. Nina Totenberg's network 57. "Juive" (Jewish-style dish) 59. Doc. to protect company secrets 60. Jerusalem Mayor Barkat 1 2 3 13 16 19 28 33 37 4O 43 47 I 56 61 64 ,..... 29 30 1- 49 57 m ~ 10 11 m m 36 I 53 54 The Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle By David Benkof See answers in the Aug. 30 issue of the Heritage. 12 I 27 I 55