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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 New sibling discount for JCC after, school program The Roth Jewish Com- munity Center of Greater Orlando's after-school pro- gram, J University, is offering a new sibling discount at its Maitland location. Families with multiple children in the after-school program receive 50 percent off the second child's tuition,75 percent off the third child's, and any ad- ditional children's tuition is free. Additionally, all children new to the program receive their first month for free. Program organizers intro- duced the new discount as a way to increase the value for families with multiple children. "This discount makes the program more affordable for families with multiple children," said Abby Paul- son, the Roth JCC's Youth & Camp director, who oversees the after-school J University program. "I hope that this discount brings more families into the program." The JCC provides a safe, enriching, and fun after- school experience for children in grades K-5. Children are picked up at local schools by a professional transporta- tion service and J University staff. Participating schools include: Bear Lake Elemen- tary, Brookshire Elemen- tary, Dommerich Elemen- tary, Heathrow Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Jewish Academy of Orlando; Lake Orienta Elementary, Lake Sy- belia Elementary, Lakemont Elementary, Park Maitland, Sabal Point Elemerrtary, and St. Margaret Mary. The JCC encourages parents of children at other schools to contact them, as additional routes can often be addedwith sufficient interest. Upon arrival, children are checked-in and are provided with a nutritious snack before engaging in avariety of activi- ties following a summer camp structure led by J University counselors.These include fun gym games, theme crafts, crazy science fun, cooking, outdoor activities, and of course, playground and game- room time. Additional enrichment classes, such as karate, Mad Science, music (drums, gui- tar, and piano), Rookie Bas- ketball, tennis, theater, and tutoring are optional, and J University staff will make sure children get to their classes and return after. If getting homework done is what is most important, the staff will help make sure they get it done. J University is super- vised by a full-time staff and is compliant with the Depart- ment of Children and Families policies and procedures. For more information, please contact Lit Weinberg at 407-621-4049 or LitaW@ orlandojcc.org, or visit www. orlandojcc.org. PAGE 3A Camp Barney Medintz sets open house in Orlando Camp Barney Medintz, summer resident camp of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, will pres- ent their annual new musical slide production in Orlando on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, beginning at 7p.m. Jim Mittenthal, camp director, will meet wih new and returning families, answer questions pertaining to the 2014 summer camp season, and provide applica- tions for registration." Camp Barney Medintz is located in the North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains on more than 500 wooded acres surrounding two lakes just 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. According to Mittenthal, the setting facilitates "every imaginable activity," includ- ing water skiing, hydro- tubing, wake boarding, the "Iceberg," the "Rave" water trampoline, leaping off the "Blob" or soaring down the 180-foot "Hurricane" water slide. "zipping" over 1000 feet across Lake Wendy, Israeli culture, dance, climbing the adjacent Appalachian Trail and a series of high-adventure rock climbing, rappelling and ropes courses, and much more. Camp Barney, celebrating its 52nd summer season, has created"a unique community that is all about adventure and self discovery, exhilarating activities and exciting events, being in a strong cultur- ally Jewish environmentwith special friends, all under the Steve Berg Mollie Savage It is Temple Israel's tradi- tion to award the honors of Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereishit to congregants who have provided outstanding service in the areas of ritual, educational and/or spiritual life of the congregation. This year's honorees, who were selected by the entire syna- gogue membership under the auspices of the ritual com- mittee, are Steve Berg and Mollie Savage. These honorees were announced by President Arlene van de Rijn during the Yom Kippur services. They were recognized during the Temple Israel honors Berg/Savage Simchat Torah service where Steve was given an aliyah for the last verse of Deuteronomy (Hatan Torah) and Mollie was given an aliyah for the first verse of Genesis (Kallat Bereishit). Berg serves as Men's Club president and is active on many committees. Savage is extremely active in Sis- terhood, works on various committees and serves as an ongoing volunteer in the synagogue office. Each of them has given unself- ishly to Temple Israel, go- ing well beyond the call of duty. Because of their hard work and dedication, the congregation has benefited tremendously. Mazel Tov from the entire membership to the honorees. All upcoming Temple Israel activities may be found on the website, www.tiflorida.org, or you may call the office at 407-647-3055. The Jewish Pavilion establishes 'The Bunny Club' The family of Bunny Rosen has requested donations in her memory be made to The Jewish Pavilion. The Pavilion is establishing "The Bunny Club" in her memory. The fund will be used to enrich Jewish holiday celebrations in 54 long-term care facilities in the Orlando area. Bunny was a beloved vol- unteer who went out of her way to insure that residents enjoyed festive holiday meals. She often prepared the brisket and matzah ball soup herself so that she could be certain that holidays were extra special. Her compassion and warmth were boundless. She will be sorely missed. Please send your dona- tion to: The Jewish Pavilion, 421 Montgomery Rd #131, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Learn more about Judaism Rabbi Werthman of Con- gregation Bet Chaim is teach- ing a weekly class in basic Judaism each Tuesday night at the synagogue, 426 Lake Port Cove, Casselberry. The class is one hour, from 7:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m. and will include discussion, lecture, multimedia presentations and other methods to explain and understand the basics of Judaism Topics will include The nature of G-d; Man's rela'- tions with G-d; Jewish prayer; holidays .and traditions; th role of Israel in human his- tory; the Jewish truth about gender .and equality; Torah as a history, moral guide, law and the Word of G-d; and many more topics. The class is open to all Jews and non-Jews who would like to learn more about Judaism. There is no fee for the class. supervision of an exceedingly select group of mature, tal- ented, conscientious, loving, and enthusiastic staff," said Mittenthal. Inquiries about the 2014 summer season are again far exceeding previous years and each of the two- and four-week sessions is likely to fill to capacity very rapidly. For more information about Camp Barney programs, Fam- ily Camps, staff opportunities, or Other CBM adventures, please call the Camp Barney Medintz Office in Atlanta at (770) 395-2554 or Stacey Sol, the Camp Barney Medintz Orlando Parent rep, at (321) 460-2802. ..... HERITAGE offers The Financial Issue This Special Issue is full of features relating to financial issues affecting you and Central Florida, Your ad in this Special Section will reach an audience of heads of households who are qualified business arid professional people who have the income necessary to live well today and invest wisely tomorrow. Publication Date: October 11, 2013 Deadline: October 2, 2013 For information -- Call 407-834-8787 Kayla Gould and Crystal gller work on an art project together after school in J University.