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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 PAGE 7A .q i~ i~i~i~~ i~i~ Team Orlando swimmer on left, Fallon Katz, with her medals, along with her host family swimmer Hannah Roseman. By Robby Etzkin athletes were taken hostage On Sunday, Aug. 2, six and murdered. Orlando Jewish teens left Monday began the sports the Roth Jewish Community competition, and the boys' Center of Greater Orlando in basketball team went 2-0 ver- Maitland to embark on a trip sus Houston andAtlanta. The to the largest international boys, who always believed in gathering of Jewish teens in themselves,werebeginningto the world, the JCC Maccabi make believers out of others. Games. Also taking place They enjoyed a Monday night in Cherry Hill, N.J. and De- social event at Boomers in troit, the Orlando delegation Bocawith bumper boats, putt only had a short bus ride to putt, arcade games, and a DJ. Boca Raton. This summer, Tuesday featured two more over 6,000 Jewish teens par- wins, versus Panama and ticipated inthe JCC Maccabi host city Boca's second team. Games. The six Orlando 16U The boys' record stood at 4-0 boys' basketball team mere- and for the first time in Team bers--GregChilders, 15, Lake Orlando's history they earned Highland; Blake Garfinkel, the No.1 seed in the playoffs. 16, Trinity; Jason Kotzin, 16, Tuesday night was spent with Winter Park; Jack Lerner, 16, their host families, local Jew- WinterPark;AdamLightman, ish families that generously 16, Lake Highland; and Jesse open their homes to visiting Render,16,WinterPark--had Jewish teens, Wednesday been to the games together morning began with corn- before, capturing the bronze munity service as the boys medal in Memphis in 2012, help facilitate a carnival for and finishing in the top eight children with special needs. in Austin in 2013. This year, Later that afternoon, the boys there were 17 teams in the defeatedatoughDenverteam tournament, and with only to move to 5-0 and into the sixplayers(maximumrosteris Final Four to be played on 10) due to injuries, they knew Thursday. Wednesday eve- the odds were against them. ning, the 1,000+ Jewish teens Opening ceremonies, with descended on the Boca Beach a lot of pomp and circum- Resort where a DJ played mu- stance, welcomed over 1,000 sicoverthreepools, abuffetof Jewish teens from the United food, and private beach access. States, Canada, Mexico, and Thursday morning, the Israel. The highlights in- boyssquaredoffversusBoca's cluded speakers like NBA top team in a gym filledwith player James Jones, as well Bocafans, teens, parents, and as a Canadian, Jewish athlete supporters. And, after three who participated in the 1972 long days and nights of games Olympics when 11 Israeli andparties, thefatigueofonly Answers from 08/29/2014 having six players started to set in, as the boys fell to the host city's top team. The loss did not end the tournament though, as the boys had the chance to play Los Angeles for the bronze medal. Team Orlando fell behind early but kept fighting back and with four minutes left, the deficit stood at only eight points. In the end though, Los Angeles pulled out the victory and Team Orlando finished with a fourth place finish out of 17 teams. All six boys, and their coach, JCC youth basketball supervi- sor Whitney Tossie, fought hard the entire week and never gaveup. The true character of these teens and their coach was on display throughout the week, especially at the end, for everyone to see. All but one of the boys age out of the JCC Maccabi Games, but the team will continue to play together through the JCC and will go down as one of the best to ever represent Orlando. The JCC Maccabi Games, a program of JCC Association of North America, allows cities like Orlando to include Jewish teens from nearby cities that do not have JCCs. This year, Orlando also took one swimmer from Sarasota, Fallon Katz, 16, of Pine View, who won medals every day and whose younger siblings hope to participate with Team Orlando going forward. Next year, Team Orlando will be traveling to Dallas or Milwaukee, Aug. 2;7, 2015. Next summer, with no school conflicts with these dates, Team Orlando has seta goal to bring at least 30 Jewish teens. The age cutoff is 13-16 years old as of July 31, 2015. Team sports offered are baseball (boys), basketball, soccer, and volleyball (girls). Individual sports offered will be dance, golf, swimming, and tennis. Plus, there is a Star Reporter social media option for cre- ative teens. There will be an informa- tional meeting for all inter- ested teens and their parents on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 atthe Roth JCC. For more informa- tion, please contact Robby Etzkin at RobbyE@orlando- Or (407) 621-4031. You can also "like" Orlando JCC Maccabi on Facebook to see more pictures. Bobby Etzkin is assistant executive director of the JCC. Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m.--national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel--Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday schedules shown at www.; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (0), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407- 878-3011,; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.jew-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m, Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway AIA, Satellite Beach, 321- 777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500;; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p,m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shab- bat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shab- bat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.i Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; www. Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298- 4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745;; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at various private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935-0064;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation-sinai. org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386-445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.mytbs. org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. PeninsulaAve., Daytona Beach, 386-252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple L'Chayim (R/C), 4420 South Rd. 27, Ste. 4, Clermont, 352-978-6357; Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.tem-; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352-735-4774; www.tcomd. org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist