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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 PAGE 17A UCF students honored Parkland victims at the an- nual Mega Shabbat. More than 550 students, faculty, commu- nity members and Stoneman Douglas High School alumni attended the event, which paid tribute to the victims of the tragic Parkland h.igh school shooting March 2018 The Roth Family JCC hon- ored Carol McNally with the Harriet Weiss JCC Legacy Award at the annual JBall. She had been a teacher, then director of the Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Center CarolMcNally for 29 years and would be retiring. "Who would have thought when I started 29 years ago, they would have a non- Jewish director," she said. "You don't have to be Jewish to run a wonderful Jewish school. You just have to be passionate and love the culture, the heritage, and the traditions." Thanks to the leadership of the Orlando Jewish community, UCF brought the fourth largest student delegation in the country to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Christine DeSouza Harris Rosen, David and Jacqueline Siegel. The Rosen JCC named its lobby in honor of Victoria Siegel, daughter of David and Jacqueline Siegel. Victoria died of a drug overdose at the age of 18 in 2015. Encouraging parents to have their children drug tested beginning at age 14, and that schools should do random drug testing. He shared that when people enter the JCC's lobby and see Victoria's name, "don't think of the money given to have this naming, think of a life wasted and gone way too soon." Gov. Rick Scott visited the Orlando Torah Academy for a legislation signing ceremony of HB 545, the "scrutinized- companies" bill that prevents companies that boycott Israel from bidding on local ro state government contracts. April 2018 JFS Orlando celebrated its 40th anniversary just a month after it opened its newest wing of the facility. Sam Friedman was selected to be Stetson University's first Hillel director. Formerly, Friedman was the director of Community Relations and then assistant director for Central Florida Hillel. Sam Friedman Founder of Give Kids the World and a loyal philanthro- pist to the Jewish community, Henri Landwirth, died at the age of 91 on April 16. Henri Landwirth Jewish Academy of Orlando fourth-grade student Maya Brenner was one of 50 winners in the 2018 Worldwide Jewish International Heritage competition called "My Family Story." May 2018 A local Zionist Organization of America chapter was formed in Central Florida with the local Zionistas form- ing the core of the new chapter. Founded eight years ago by Sandi Solomon, Eva Ritt, Judy Shujman and Diana Maya Brenner Scimone, the gr)up grew to a membership of more than 250 people. Rabbi David Ka'was resoundingly approved by the members of Congregation ( ev Shalom to be their religious leader. Rabbi Kay came to COSas an assistant rabbi in 2004 and had been serving as interin rabbi since Rabbi Aaron Rubinger decided to semi-retire. June 2018 UCF's Knights br Israel was honored with the David Bar-Ilan Award for outstarding campus activism at the CAMERA Gala 2018. Accepting tie award were Emily Aspinwall, Sam Busey, Jake Suster, JesseBenjamin Slomowitz and Benji Osterman. The Jewish Pavlion's executive director, Nancy Ludin, was chosen to be one Orlando Magazine's Woman of the Year. The 23 women seected have made a positive impact on their community. Rabbi David Kay Harriett Lake July 2018 Harriett Lake, the woman with an extremely generous spirit, died on July 10 at the age of 96. Gene Starn, founder of the Heritage Florida Jewish News, died at age 94, on July 14. August 2018 Roz Fuchs was the recipi- ent of the Heritage Human Service Award. Last year's re- cipient, Sara Stern, presented the award to Fuchs at the Federation Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the 2018 Bornstein Leadership graduates: David Zissman, Toni Turocy, Mike Schneider, Gene Starn Emily Raij,Abby Nelson, Dana Meyer, Shannon Melnick, Rachel Kropp, Jennifer Culumber and Joey Korman. Another well-known name in the Jewish community, Bobbi Wise, wife of community leader Zelig Wise, z"l, died at the age of 86. from The Gaeser Family Jeff, Marci, Haley and Tyler Assisted Livhg - Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care = Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views WeeklyHapp' Hour hosted by the Jewish Pavilion Month!y Shatbat Service Monthty Bagils and Lox luncheon Call us tochy, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of he above. You are always we~come~ il 130 W. Maitland Btvd, Maitland, FL 32751 Locted directly ~,ro~ .~ the street f~om Congregation Ohev .Sh~.lom 407-645-3990 i1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751 i 407-645-3990 i Skilled Nursing Fa cilit~, Licens~ N[}, 1635096 ~'~:,~ ~!~