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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 JAO and Walgreens 00L,,.am up for health Jewish Academy parent, Miriam Varnagy, puts on a brave face while getting her glucose levels tested at the school's health and wellness fair. Michael Hughes, Jewish Academy's IT director, reviews some important documents with parents Lauren Thomas and Holly Freed. Walgreens pharmacist, Vipul Vassa, is sharing some im- portant advice with JAO parent, Daniel Gotlib. On Tuesday, Sept.10, Jew- ish Academy of Orlando and Walgreens presented a Health and Wellness Fair for the school's parents, teach- ers, staff, and other adult professionals working on the Maitland campus. With flu season rapidly ap- proaching, the school wanted to provide an opportunity to help the parents and teachers obtain flu shots and other important tips that will help keep them healthy. In addition to administering the flu shots, Walgreens had a pharmacist on hand to answer health and wellness questions, as well as provided blood pressure and blood sugar checks, exposure to the store's "Walk with Wal- greens" exercise program, and a variety of other items and information that will help keep the adults that care for the school's children healthy and fit. "We were very excited to partner with Walgreens," Bat Mitzvah dcAen00e/ Hannah Lynn Schenkel, daughter of Mark Schenkel and Jodi Rubin of Orlando, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Congregation Ohev Sha- lom in Maitland. Hannah is in the sev- enth grade at Lee Middle School where she is a mem- ber of the International Baccalaureate program, choir, photography club, and is on the Principal's Honor Roll. She enjoys reading, singing, photography and arts and crafts. She is also a member of the Edgewater Junior Crew Team. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Hannah's sister, Sara; brother, Avi; grandfathers Jerry Schenkel of Tamarac, Fla., and Paul Rubin of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandparents Sandy and Ralph Rosenthal of Fairfax, Va; and friends and family from South Florida, Virginia, Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. Scouting in North Carolina said Dori Gerber, the school's director of tech integration and marketing. "Our stu- dents are our top priority, so by providing an outlet for their parents and teachers to keep themselves healthy, we know that they will be at their optimal best for their children and students." Vipul Vassa, the Walgreen's pharmacy manager and area immunization representative stated, "(By) partnering with Jewish Academy of Orlando, Boy Scout Troop 641 is sponsored by the Children of Abraham Foundation and is the only troop in Central Florida sponsored by a Jewish organization. This photo was taken of the Troop at Camp Raven Knob in Mt. Airy, N.C. this past summer. For more information about Troop 641, contact Scoutmaster Mark Kluger, hol- Keeping the traditions Emily Newman serving apples to Frank Cutler at Cordoba at Oakmonte Village. we promoted wellness, and the Walgreens brand on wellness, because we want people to get well, live well, and stay well." Thelma Kaelis at Life Care Center enjoying apples and honey for the New Year. Thanks to the Jewish Pavilion, residents in 54 independent, assisted and skilled nursing facilities were thrilled to begin their New Year with apples and honey, challah and Zelda Siskind enjoying the shofar with Susie Stone at Oakmonte Village. Judy Procell, Gert Nadler, and Ruth Darvin at Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehab. honey cake. They cried tears of joy when they heard the blowing of the shofar and the singing of Kol Nidre. More than a dozen facilities provided a traditional Jewish meal beginning with matzah ball soup and ending with Jewish apple cake. Service booklets, menus and recipes were supplied by program directors at the Jewish Pavilion. Marian Bromberg is an active volunteer for the Pa- vilion. She has been visiting Health Center Windermere for the past four years. She rarely misses a Friday. Marian has greeted the residents that have passed through this facility with love, kindness and a Jewish connection. She comforts the aging, bringing Challah rolls, sharing her life and lis- tening. Important holidays are always celebrated and made special. Marian grew up in Brooklyn, has been married to Edward for 48 years and moved to Florida in 2005. She is a member of SOJC, an active mother to three married daughters and grandmother of nine, ranging from 20 years of age down to 16 months. Two of her daughters are married to rabbis and one to a chef. Marian is always giving her time to help enhance the Jewish Pavilion and the Or- lando Jewish community as a whole. She is a blessing to our community. '00r'he Jewish Pavilion is forever thankful for their volunteers