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PAGE 8 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS OCTOBER On Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m women of all ages are invited to Jewish Family Services' community-wide Festival of the New Moon in honor of the month of Cheshvan. This Rosh Hodesh celebration will be held at The George Wolly Center, 2100 Lee Road in Winter Park. The program will be repeated Monday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at Kinneret Apartments. God bestowed on the women of Israel a holiday of their own' Rosh Hodesh, as a reward for not participat- ing in the creation of the idolatrous Golden Calf. Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan is significant as the first Fes- tival of the New Moon for the year 5765. Other special The Jewish Professional Women (JPW), sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, collect canned goods for the Pearl- man Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services at all of their events. The Pantry is in more need of food than usual, due to the hurricanes. JPW brings together Jew- ish women who work outside of the home for socializing, networkingand connecting to the Jewish community. Their next event is a dinner at the Cheshvan meetings scheduled by this group include a Tu B'Shevat Seder, an Israel Independence Day Seder, and a Women's Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 to be held at the Congregation of Liberal Judaism. The October 14 meeting marks the fifth year of the Thursday night gathering at the JFS George Wolly Center and begins the fourth year for the Monday afternoon group, which meets at Kinneret Apartments. The sessions last about one and a half hours and typically include prayer, study, song, candle lighting, conversation, and refreshments in a spiritual atmosphere comfortable to each woman regardless of her degree of religious ob- servance or knowledge. Debra Hoffen, the volun- teer education and resource leader, will be guiding the discussion on October 14. Marlene Farber, organizer of the program, will continue in her role as discussion leader for the Monday afternoon group at Kinneret. Reservations are not necessary, participants don't have to know Hebrew, and there is no charge to attend. Participant dona- tions of kosher wine, grape juice, flowers, Jewish music CDs, or refreshments are encouraged and should be coordinated with Marlene Farber at JFS. Donations to support the JFS Women's Forum Rqsh Hodesh program are trulyap- preciated and can be mailed to the JFS Marcia Witten Memorial Fund at the above address. For more informa- tion and a complete schedule of meetings for the New Year 5765, call Marlene Farber at Jewish Family Services, 407- 644-7593, ext. 227. Pearlman Pantry after hurricanes Orlando Hilton, Altamonte Springs. Dr. Terri Fine will address the group on "Social Policy and Its Impact on Women." "Her Speech is very timely in light of the upcoming election," says Nancy Hecht Faracchio, who is chair- ing the dinner with Leslie Feiriberg. To obtain an invitation or get on the mailing/e- mail list, contact Nancy Ludin at 407- 645-5933, ext. 239, or nancy l@orlandojewishfed.org. Shown here (l-r): active JPW members STEPHANIE KAUFFMAN, TARA UDELSON and RENEE KLEIN. Tova Yael Miller, daughter of Carol Miller of Longwood, Fla. and Jordan Miller of Orlando, Fla will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Congregation Ohev Sha- lom in Orlando. Tova is in the seventh grade at Rock Lake Middle School, where she is an honor roll student. She is also a member of Kadima. Her other interests include dance, computers, tennis and spending time with friends. Sharing in the family'ssimcha will be Tova's brotherS, Elan and Ari; and friends and relatives from California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Israel, and Orlando and other cities throughout Florida. From the office of Governor Bush new planned at Templ Tlae high holy days at childhood education pro- Temple Israel Longwood grams that will be starting endedwith havdalah services duringthe month of October. and a glow stick processional Now is the time to register. by the children. The new Brochures are available at year marks new beginnings, the synagogue or through Temple lsrael will be offering the mail by calling Execu- new beginnings with many tive Director Barry Gold at adult education and early 407-647-3055. Jewish Pavilion volunteers sought for 5765 The new year of 5765 has just begun, and now is a perfect time to get involved as a Jewish Pavilion volunteer. The Jewish Pavilion serves the Jewish el- derly in 14 residences throughout Central Florida, and there is a location nearby where you can lend a hand to keep the fires of tradition burning in the hearts of this all-too-often forgotten population. The Jewish Pavilion gratefully acknowledges grant money received from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, which enables Jewish programming to nour- ish the souls of the frail elderly. Other support comes from Friends of the Jewish Pavilion and private dona- tions. For more information, call Arlene van de R~in, Program Coordinator, at 407-678-9363. Shown here are: JACQUELINE RAWISZER, Can- torial Intern at Congregation of Liberal Judaism, blesses the traditional challah bread with HOWARD WEINBERGER, a resident at Adventist Care Center, during Rosh Hashanah services sponsored by The Jewish Pavilion. Rabbi and Mrs. RICHARD CHIZEVER mark the official beginning of the new year at havdalah services following Yom Kippur. South: plan ahead for fun Frequent Get Connected South participants MICHELE ANETRELLA (1) and EVE MARSEL. Get Connected South is a Theirscheduleofluncheons luncheon program sponsored for the year is as follows: by the Jewish Federation of Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 Greater Orlando. Its purpose Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 is to bring together women Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 on the south side of town for Wednesday, April 20, 2005 socializing and"connection" For more information tot.he Jewishcommunity.The about Get Connected South group, chaired by Michele - or to get on the e-mail invita- Fischer and Sandi Frankei, tionlist, contactNancyLudin brings together about forty at 407-645-5933, ext. 239, or women of all ages every other e-mail herat nancyl@orlando month, jewishfed.org. Please save your plywood, we may need it for something bigger. Cubit = the length of the forearOa from the tip of the middle finger to the" elbow, or about 17 to 22 inches (43 to 56 centimeters.) "Hy Two- C~ Wo-r~" Get Connected connects with Kinneret Close to sixty women participated in the than 100 bingo prizes. Women who forgot to bring gifts a dollar, and presents were purchased for residents at the Dollar Store. Get Connected is a Federation. It brings together women of all ages socializinl in the Jewish community. For further information about get on the e-mail list, contact Nancy Ludin at 4 645-5933, ext. 239, or e-mail her ojewishfed.org. Shown here are SHARI KLAFTER (1), Get Connected with Pat Rubenstein, REEBER (r). They are homing Each woman who donated to ticket. The winner won a gift certificate to