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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 PAGE 3A r South Orlando JCC Preschool c brates 5 years in new building Just five years ago, if a morn at the Jewish Commu- nity Center in South Orlando wanted to visit the office of Early Childhood Director Brenda Sher, she faced the prospect of getting drenched in the rain before she arrived on foot at Sher&apos;s portable. That was then, and this is now. Five years ago, in fall 2009, the JCC opened its new state- of-the-art facility at the Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus, and the rainy walks parents had made to-and- from portable classrooms since 1994 became forgot- ten to beautiful, modern, light-filled classrooms and hallways. Sher remembers the feeling of newness well. "As I toured families around the school, I could sense their excitement about having a 'real' JCC for their children. It was so uplifting and emotion- ally rewarding to help my staff prepare their classrooms for the start of school." Perhaps the biggest miss- ing ingredient from the Early Childhood Learning Center pre-2009 was an infant and toddler program, as the school's participants had to be at least 18 months old to attend. As a result, a major priority of the building was the grand opening of the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation Infant and Toddler Center, which allows the JCC to serve babies as young as eight weeks old. The center offers consistency of care, low infant-to-toddler ratios, beautifully designed classrooms, and a covered outdoor patio specifically for that age group. That first group of infants from fall 2009 graduated from Pre-K this past May. In fact, a total of 133 students have graduated from the school since the new building opened. The school has' evolved into an elite, well-sought- after early education pro- gram in the Southwest Orlando area. "We have established our- selves as a school of excellence with regards to the staff and age-appropriate, creative cur- ricula with a strong balance of social and intellectual development." Additionally, last year, the school earned accredita- tion from the National Ac- creditation Commission for Early Care and Education pro- grams, like the credential held by the Roth JCC's Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learn- ing Center in Maitland. They have also partnered with JCC Association to add a health and wellness component-- "Discover: CATCH"--to their program. As a result of the facility, early childhood graduates now continue their JCC journeys and friendships, by participating in Camp J, sports leagues, the J Univer- sity after school program, and enrichment classes. The future is bright for the school. Leaders plan to intro- duce a kindergarten program, special needs programs, as well as parent/child classes. They are also planning for an outdoor natural habitat for learning, where students will explore science concept, grow herbs and vegetables, and work on construction, engineering, and visual- spatial skills. There are only clear, blue skies ahead. To learn more about the JCC's Early Childhood Learn- ing Center at the Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus, visit www.orlando- jcc.org or call 407-239-7411. The center is located at 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836. Custom Print Markedng Invitations & Announcements Digital & OITset Printing Brochures & Booklets Direct Mail Services Forms & Letterheads E,ls 407-767-7110 B,.,,ines C .... : i :< ::::::t< :':: = 205 North Street - Longwood, FL 32750 . _ ,, eieganorktingmet ( Me--This Ad and Receive 18% Discxxr - UCF professor publishes book on terrorist symbolism Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D associate professor at UCF's Nicholson School of Com- munication has a new book out titled "Symbolism in Terrorism." On Friday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., he will deliver a presentation on that topic in the Health & Public Affairs 1 building J(HPA 1), room 112, located at 12805 Pegasus Drive (close to Parking Lot D). Therewill be a book signing at the end of the lecture. Books will be available for purchase at a reduced price at the book signing. "Symbolism in Terrorism" SYMBOLISM IN TERRORISM MOTIVATION, COMMUNICATI'ON, AND BEHAVIOR as linquistic symbols, that defines what terrorism is and include the Irish language delves into five characteristics and Arabic language. of symbolism. Matusitz also Matusitz presents two discusses physical symbols case studies in ideological that include style of dress, symbolism: Aura Shinrikyo murals and visual motifs vs. and Jihadists. Aura Shin- nonphysical symbols, such= rikyo, currently known as Aleph, is a Japanese cult founded by Shoko Asahara in 1984. It gained international notoriety in 1995 when it carried out the Tokyo subway sarin attack and was found to have been responsible for another smaller sarin attack the previous year. As a con- sequence, it is now listed as a terrorist organization by several countries, according to Wikipedia. Jiadists (also jihadist move- ment or jihadi movement) refers to the renewed focus on armed jihad in Islamic fundamentalism since the later 20th century, but with a continuous history reaching back to the early 19th century. The book is already avail- able for purchase at https:// rowman.com/ISBN/978-1- 4422-3577-9. Jewish Academy of Orlando students are budding scientists! iii!ii Jewish Academy of Orlando first graders sit before their learn about the human body. The first-grade students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando are learning about the human body. They are learning about the bones, muscles, heart, lungs, and brain. The students traced and cut out their bodies, which are on display on the bulletin boards outside of the classrooms. As they learn about each part, they cut it out and glue it on their bodies. They will also have guest speakers soon to talk to about their bodies and cut-out body images as they how to keep them strong and healthy. For more information or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Alan Rusonik, Head of School, at arusonik@ jewishacademyorlando.org or 407-667-0713. Dedicated To Serving Our Jewish Community For Over 30 Years IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHOM WE HAVE SERVED SINCE ROSH HA-SHANAH 5774 SIEGMUND I. GOLDMAN LOUISE WAGMAN BLAU RUTH L. SAGE EILEEN A."JOY"GOLDSTEIN LYNN KLEIN WATCH HILDA"BUNNY" ROSEN NORMAN GOLDMAN GARRY A. GREENBERG ABE O. WISE MARIANNE SCHLEICHKORN DR. ALAN SAFFRAN SOLOMON W. LOBER SHELDON MAURICE SHERR ILENE BETH KORN FARAMA RAYMOND KHOSHNOU ILENE BETH KORN ALVIN LAWRENCE MICHAEL SEYMOUR CORWIN BARBARA FOERSTER SCOTr HARRIET R. SCHOTT JUDITH M. GURA EDITH H. GELLER BARNETT PRAGER MARLA SUE WALLACH McFALL SHIRLEY R. LICHTEN NORMAN JACOBS SHIRLEY A. WOLFE BARRY S. GOODMAN MARVIN NATHAN WILLIAM L. METZ RITA PEISNER BORNSTEIN HELEN BROWN MARTHA J"MARTY'WOLKIND RUTH SCHILLER BETTY BEROTH MARSHA COHEN-LITTLE LAURIE SANTONINO DAVID WALLMAN CHARLES B. SIGAL JUDITH M. STERN ALYCE G. SHAMES JOSEPHINE EASLEY HELEN SARA GOLDBERG RICHARD A. BLUM, PHD DIANE WEISS ABRAMSON DIANE GINSBURG PAULEHE M. ROSENBERG SONDRA ROSE CAREY DANIEL STEIN GERALD WASSERMAN LUCY ESTRIN MICHAEL LEVINE JUDITH BROUNSTEIN RUTH MENASHE BENJAMIN EVELYN TAYLOR MOSHE (MORRIS) M. DAHAN SALLY SOSNOFF BURTON CHARLES BEITCH EIVOR FLAXER ROSE BRONSTON KAPLAN ROSE WOOCIKER RABBI MARVIN RICHARDSON GOLDIE KATZ MELVIN MANASSE LILLIAN GILBERT AMY MARA AMES DAVID JONATHAN GURSKY ALLAN STEINMAN ROSE L. GROSS SAUL R.WEISS DAVID H. SKORMAN JAY SCOTT FRIEDMAN MINDY MOSS HOWARD MARC SHERMAN LEO J. 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