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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 i iiii iiii ii iiii! 'i !iii!il ii";iiiii ea.. a us ,cari.g and inclusive community through education and outreach i i 8 lN Mait, andAve :: ........... Maitland FL 32751 4o7.628.o555 www.holocaustedu.org HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL RESOURCE & EDUCATION CENTER OF FLORIDA Dear Friends, Exactly 40 years ago, on Rosh Hashanah, Jewish fami- lies across the country and around the world gathered around their dinner tables, dipping apples into honey, to usher in the new year of 5733. That same year was a mon- umental one for the current and future Jewish families of Orlando, as 5733 was the year we opened the doors of our Jewish Community Center. It's incredible to reflect upon how far we've come in 40 years. What started out in Maitland as a tiny preschool and summer camp in a small building surrounded by emp- ty land that once housed an orange grove has blossomed in toa tremendous communi- ty hub- times two-with the addition of our full-service facility on the Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus in 2009. Our entire community Should be proud of the impact we've had on the thousands of members of oflr community during these past four decades, im- buing children with a sense of Jewish values, connecting families with other families, and boosting the physical and emotionai wellness of all of David Wayne those we serve. And, in an effort to reju- venate the facilities at the Roth JCC on the Maitland Campus, money is currently being raised throughout the community as part of the Roth JCC Renovation Project. Chaired by Daniel Coultoff and Dr. Andrew Kleiman, the goal of this project to improve the aesthetics and function- ality of the Roth JCC, enhance the overall experience for the members, and attract more participation. Many of the renovations - swimming pool complex, outdoor basketball and tennis courts - we're completed this summer and the preschool playground and Scott Richman auditorium dividers will be completed in the fall. Our board of directors and professional staff continues to work hard in creating enjoyable experiences and life-long memories through our nationally accredited and award-winning programs and events, and are committed to strengthening and sustain- ing our Jewish community. On behalf of the JCC of Greater Orlando, we wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, and prosper- ous 5773. Shana tova, David Wayne, Executive Director Scott Richman, President Hillel Attorney Tom Olsen Host of Olsen on Law Radio Show for 26 years Saturdays at 11 a.m. on FM 96.5 WDBO Tom@OlsenLawGroup.com * Olsen Law Partners, LLP Orlando, FL For the Jewish people, Rosh Hashanah has always marked new beginnings. Fall 2012 introduces many exciting changes for Central Florida Hillel. The addition of new staff and Hillels assembling on five campuses throughout Central Florida. Dribaw Bitaw joins the ranks as Central Florida Hil- lel's Israel Fellow through a prognim with the Jewish Agency for Israel. This pro- gram is intended to engage uninvolved Jewish students and connect them with Jew- ish life through meaningful relationships with Israel. Dribaw is a third year stu- dent in the law school at Tel Aviv University. In Janu- ary 1991, four months be- fore the second great immigra- tion from Ethiopia to Israel, he, his parents, and little sister made "Aliya" (immigrated to Israel). Later Dribaw was raised and educated in Kiryat Motzkin, a city north of Haifa. In November 2006 he joined the IDF's Givati Brigade, and completed combat training and later a squad commander course. InDribaw's free time he volunteers in programs Hank Katzen that provide educational assistance to children from difficult backgrounds. Beyond that, he enjoys reading and learning about new things, making conversation with new people, watching movies, and as he says, "to enjoy life." Central Florida Hillel could not be more thrilled to wel- come Dribaw into its thriving community. The unstoppable combination of education, tal- ent, and experience is sure to inspire a sweet year. This year Hillel is prosper- ing in Central Florida on the campuses of UCF, Rollins College, Stetson University, Barry University-College of Law, and Embry-Riddle Aero- nautical University. All Cen- " Sam Kauffman tral Florida college student are welcome at events. We continue to also have mean- ingful relationships with stu- dents from 'valencia College, Seminole State College, Full Sail University, and Students participating in the Disne~ College Program. For more information on Central Florida Hillel and inspiring every Jewish stu- dent to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, or to invest in the Jewish fu- ture, contact Sam Kauffman at 407-382-2658 or Sam@ GoHillel.org. Hank Katzen President Sam Kauffman Interim Executive Director [ Our Offices Work The Night Shift r Fall SALE !! Clearance Items & Immediate Delivery