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PAGE 10A Executive director Pam Kancher I'm so proud to be the executive director of the Ho- lq.caust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. By using the history HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 30, 2013 L'Shana Tova from the Holocaust Cem President Jim Shapiro and lessons of the Holocaust as the foundation for all of our programs, we are helping our Central Florida commu- nity better understand the meaning of prejudice and racism, of discrimination and anti-Semitism, of terror and violence, and of indifference and insensitivity. Just since last September we have touched more than 20,000 students, teachers and museum visitors with our wide variety of program opportunities. While that's certainly an impressive num- ber, and one that has grown remarkably over the past few years, it's simply a number. What really matters is the impact our programs are hav- ing in our schools and in our community--none of which would be possiblewithoutyou. Your support of our Up- Standers: Stand Up To Bully- ing initiative has given close to 12,000 students at 31 schools in three counties the courage, confidence and tools to stand up for themselves and their peers and to be proud of all of the things that make them unique. Your support of our cul- tural season and educational programs is changing the way our community talks about diversity and how we demonstrate our respect for each other's differences. The popularity of our recent "Religion 101" series, widely recognized as one of the best programs of last season, revealed a genuine desire to learn about our religious neighbors' traditions and beliefs while simultane- ously discovering that it's possible to agree to disagree on Some basic fundamental principles. You are helping us build a more respectful, open-mind- ed community. Every exhibit, film and program we offer brings a human face and indi- vidual voice to the Holocaust or another disenfranchised group that demands our at- tention. It is in those faces and voices we see the ultimate cost of prejudice, inspiring a deeper understanding of contemporary genocides and other social issues. Because of you we are changing hearts and minds and by doing so, we are chang- ing lives. Your support ensures that the lessons of the Holocaust will never be lost and the memory of those affected will be preserved. We continue to develop new ways in which to share the testimonies of our community's Holocaust sur- vivors because each victim, survivor and rescuer, has a unique story that must be told, shared and remembered. Because of you future genera- tions will be able to hear these recordings and be inspired to carry on the legacy of Holocaust remembrance. As Elie Wiesel recently said, "It is the last gift of the dead to the living. We give you our story. It!s up to you to do something with it in order to save mankind." Thank you for helping us build a vibrant community with a strong commitment to human rights and a profound respect for each other's dif- ferences. On behalf of the Holocaust Center's board of directors and staff, we want to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and peace-filled New Year. President Jim Shapiro and executive director Pare Kancher Celebrating our 35th year, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to serve the Central Florida community and positively af- fect the lives of thousands of individuals and families. Pro- viding professional guidance in a caring and confidential environment, JFS' unique ability to help those in need is demonstrated throughout Jewish Family Services: New Year's green lg a full range of programs and services. Our cultural and religious tenets, shared from one gen- eration to the next, affirm our obligation to feed the hungry, guide those who need support and strengthen lives to meet the unique challenges that may arise. For more than 35 years, JFS has remained true to those Jewish values and to its mission of providing vital, high quality and innovative social services to people in need. JFS is proud to be a vehicle for change in our community, and it is the compassion, humanity and generosity from the Jewish community in Central Florida that drives our mission. JFS' work is a direct product of your voice. At our New Home 1308 E, Normandy Blvd. Deltona Tickets not required - limited seating Sept. 4 Wednesday Erev-Rosh Hashanah Services7:30pm Sept. 5 Thursday Rosh Hashanah Services 9:00am Sept. 13 Friday Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Niedre) Services 6:30pro sharp Sept. 14 Saturday Yore Kippur Morning Service 9:00am Yizkor 11:00am (approx.)N'ilah 6:30pm Break the Fast 7:00pm (Potluck, Dairy) Rabbi Winston Weilheimer officiating For more information, call 386-804-8283 We are proud to put your vi- sion and conviction to repair the world into action. By embracing our mission, our community enables JFS to help Central Floridians, from all walks of life, improve their daily lives. Whether a family needs counseling help following a crisis, a parent needs help putting food on the table or a working individual needs financial advice, we can lend a hand. In the past year, JFS assisted more than 21,000 people; supported more than 125 individuals each month' via counseling; supplied more than 80,000 meals to hungry families and individuals; and delivered 300 hot, kosher, nutritious meals to home- bound elderly during the holiday seasons. In the coming year, JFS will remain dedicated to the Jewish value oftikun olam so Eric Geboff that we can all reach our goals and attain our dreams for a better world. We hope that in the coming year, fewer people are hungry, more are able to attain their personal goals and families grow strong. With the continued help FLORIDA B-5469! Call us Today 407-471 Caring for you in your home or facility part.time or 24 hours 7 days a week. We always provide a C.N.A, Laundry -;,  ;::: ...." ,! ':  ;:;!, i ..?!i : Range of Motion Exercises  ;,  .... Walking Assistance -. !ii  Companion Seices Light housekeepin'  - Ml.prep and clean-up , Medication Reminders Errands &Transportation . . ' re Alzheimer s & Dementia Ca Bathing/Transferdng/Toileting : . - Carl us TODAY for details .... , or00da _ Stste of FLAHGA License # NR 302114E7 Slate 0f FLAHCA License # 231012 insured and bonded Taylor Gold and support of you, our com- munity, JFS will be able to attain those goals and be the agents of renewal and repair you ask us to be. President Tayler Gold and executive director Eric Geboff Holiday greetings from Jewish Federation of Gre, tter Orlando Shalom Friends, On behalf of the Jewish Fed- eration of Greater Orlando, we want to express our best wishes to you and your fam- ily for a sweet New Year 5774. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah is the birth- day of the world, and this is where our calendar begins. On this day, we are expected to conceive a plan, engage in a vision of the future, have ambition and desire to take an active part in the shaping of our future. And as we do on any birthday, we make wishes for the comirg year. Our firstwish is to strength- en and bring together our J ew- ish community. We dream of a day when all our community's agencies, synagogues, and organizations work toward a shared vision and common goals. Our second wish is for a deeper connection with Israel and our extended Jew- ish family around the world. Your support of the Jewish Federation can transform lives across the globe, bring- ing Jewish experiences to people of all ages, taking care of poor, elderly Jews in Russia, and providing opportunity to Michael Soll Olga Yorish at-risk children in Israel. One of our most cherished wishes is that whenever a Jew is in need, anywhere in the world, they can count on Federation to help. Our next wish is for every member of our community to have an opportunity to par- ticipate in Jewish experiences. Your gift to the Federation's 2014 Shaping the Future Annual Campaign supports programs and institutions in Orlando that build Jewish identity and celebrate Jew- ish life. Our last and most ardent wish is for a true and lasting peace for Israel and the whole world. Today, we celebrate this past year's achievements and look ahead with con- fidence and strength. This New Year, help us nurture and sustain our Jewish community. With every life we change, we are shaping the future. L'Shana Tova UMetukah, Chairman of the Board Michael Soll and Executive Director Olga Yorish