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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISI~I NEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 PAGE 3A The Holocaust Memo- Family Day on Sunday, Oct. rial Resource and Educa- 14. The event, to be held tion Center has announced for the second year at Lake that Orlando Commissioner Eola at, is sponsored by the Patty Sheehan will be the Holocaust Center as part of honorary chair of the Holo- its UpStanders: Stand Up To caust Center, s UpStanders Bullying initiative. Sheehan, who has served on Orlando City Council for the past 12 years, has long been an active participant in anti-bullying projects. She notes that bullying is not just limited to schoolyards. of Or Had Or Hadash has announced its new board. Officers are: Dara Blonde. president: Eric Sandigo, vice president of marketing; and Natalie Lau- ber.vice president of outreach, Other board members and committee chairs include: Aaron Swiren. Chelle Ber- nstein, Joe Davis, Veronica Sevilla. Simon Yorinks, Itai Matityahu, Chelle Bernstein. Josh Rose. Brie Fox. Sabrina Kalish, Dina Joseph, Martin Friedman, Justin Presser, Ja- son Tindall, Mark Sugerman and Tyena Dollinger. Or Hadash is dedicated to involving young professionals in their 20s and 30s in a broad Active Or Hadash members include, from left: Joe Davis, Veronica Sevilla, Natalie Lauber, Simon Yorinks, Brie Fox, Dara Blonde, Sabrina Kalish, Eric Sandigo and Martin Friedman. range of social, educational, erring Jewish identity, ener- philanthropic and leadership gizing its relationship with activities as a means of en- Israel and meeting human hancing a commitment and needs locally and globally. connection to Orlando's Jew- Or Hadash is powered by the ish community. Or Hadash is Jewish Federation of Greater also committed to strength- Orlando. Temple Israelscreens 'Ushpizen' The Adult Education Committee of Temple Israel, chaired by Laurence Morrell, will present a special screen- ing of "Ushpizin," an Israeli film. The presentation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. This is israel's first movie with an insiders" view of Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox community. The film takes place during Sukkoth, when Jews host guests (called "Ushpizin") to commemorate the time of Exodus.A couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on this religious holiday. The 90-minute film is rated PG. This free movie is open to the commfmityand is " the perfect film for that day since Sept. 30 is Erev Sukkot. Temple Israel started screening films in July and this will be the fifth movie in its series of films with a Jewish theme. Temple Israel is at 50 S. Moss Road in Winter Springs. For more information or directions, go to or call the Temple Israel office administrator at 407-647-3055. Jewish Academy begins search for head of school The Jewish Academy of Orlando is beginning a national search for a new head of school for the 2013-2014 school year. Lynne Shefsky, current head of school, will be retiring this spring, after 15 years in the position. A search committee has been assembled and preliminary work has already begun. "Lynne has been an incredibly dedicated head of school," says Rene Libow, past pres'ident of the JAO board of directors and co-chair of the search committee. "Start- ing this search now gives us the most time to make an informed choice and a smooth transition. We will be looking for someonewith experience in education, both Jewish and secular, administration and development. We have confidence that we will find a new head of school who will fit naturally into our ever growing Jewish community and grow the s'chool with it." The committee looks forward to interviewing candidates from various backgrounds and areas. Local candidates interested in applying forthe position should apply directly to Seeking JAO alumni Calling all Hebrew Day School and Jewish Academy of Orlando alumni: We.are looking for you! Whether you were a Hebrew Day School or Jewish Academy of Orlando student only a few years ago or 20 years ago, we want to hear from you or your parents. Each fall the Jewish Academy of Orlando hosts its annual Gala to raise funds for scholarships that help families who would not normally be able to afford to attend the school. Funds raised from the Gala also help to strengthen the school's academic and Judaic programs. This year the Gala will be honoring you: our fabulous alumni. Jewish Academy of Orlando (formerly Hebrew Day School) is the only Jewish day school serving the Central Florida community. "We are so proud of our present students and all of our past students," says an event organizer. "We want to learn what you have been doing since you left us so we can share it with the Central Florida Jewish community." Many of you now have families of your own, while others are studying in college and ready to embark on careers. Consider becoming an alumni feature at the 2012 Gala, which will be at The Win- ter Park Civic Center from 6 p.m.-lO p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. If you would like to be featured at the Gala, contact Deborah Bitman at If you would like to purchase tickets or would like to be a sponsor, email Sheryle Woodruff at or call 407-647-0713. .r but is part of an unfortunate pattern in adult lives as well. "It is a shame that incivil- ity has become so common in social media and political discourse. I believe this has led to an increase in inappropriate outbursts of anger and bully- ing," she says. "The only way to stop this is for each of us to take a stand against bullying and to learn better ways to resolve conflict without the use of harassment or violence." As part of her duties for the event she will read a proclamation designating Oct. 14 as UpStander Day m Orlando. Officials from other municipalities will also be proclaiming that day as one set aside for families to be actively involved in efforts to reduce bullying. Sh ehan will also lead participants in taking the Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan UpStander Pledge: I will STAND UP to bullying I won't be a bully I won't let anyone bully me I won't let anyone bully someone else I have a responsibil- ity STOP BULLYING in my school and in my com- munity. "We have two goals for the day," says Pam Kancher, executive director of the Holocaust Center. "We want everyone to be aware of the resources available to stand up to bullying. Just as important, we want to give families a free, fun day where they can enjoy some really .great activi- ties. We'd love for the whole community to join us and to support this important project. "" For more information about UpStanders Family Day, visit www.holocaust- or call 407- 628-0555. Bunny Rosenwaspresented finding the perfect seat for aCertificateofRecognitionat 150 participants says the the recent annual Jewish Pa- Jewish.Pavilion. vilion's Volunteer Luncheon. She also handles the seat- Joanne Fink designed the ing arrangements for the special certificate. Jewish Pavilion's Membership Rosen has been chairing Luncheon and Gala. She is the lunch since its inception seen by the Friends Board as around 10 years ago. The "the hostess with the most- most challenging aspect of est." and her position' on the the job, says an event or- Friends Board as Luncheon gamzer, is seating arrange- Chair is permanent says merits. Rosen is a master at president Ruth Darvin. Bunny Rosen with her special certificate. Dedicated To Serving Our Jewish Community For Over 28 Years In memory of those whom we have served since Rosh Ha-Shanah 5772 640 Lee Rd. Orlando, Florida "Manny" Adam~, LFD James R. Cardinal, Executive Director Samuel P. (Sammy) Goldstein, Assoc. Exec. 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