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Editorials ..................................... 4A HE E Op+d .......................................... ,A Calendar ...................................... 6A Synagogue Directory .................. 7A B&apos;nai Mitzvah .............................. 8A F L O R I D A J E W I S n N E W S Scene Around ............................. 9A ram+ +++++++++++++++++ + + ++`+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ JCRC rememi!' pers [!ivil Rights 00lct The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation is heading full steam into the new year. Under the leadership of the new chairperson, Ina Porth, JCRC is working on building bridges in the Jewish commu- nity and the greater Orlando community. Now the community re- lations committee is busy working on a fall program as a part of the community celebration of the 50 m an- niversary of the Civil Rights Act. The Grits and Bagels Brunch will be held Nov. 2 and will include guest lnaPorth speaker Brad Herzog, who co-authored with Carolyn Goodman the book "My Mantelpiece: A Memoir of Survival and Social Justice." Goodman is the mother of Matt Presser, Es Cohen, and Justin Presser at the grand opening of Shayna's Village in 2007. Andy Goodman, one of three civil rights workers to disap- Party After Dark pear in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion. Watch for more to honor Shayna's Village founders detailsintheweekstocome. The Heritage Florida Jew- ish News will be doing a series On Nov. 6, 1994, the Roth Jewish WhileShayna'sVi!lageisabrightplace fanily, the loss:unimaginable," Cohen of articles focused on the Community Center of Greater Orlando full of laughter and learning, the center said: "The JCC was like a family to me Jewish community$ efforts openedthe ShaynaCai Presser Parenting was actually born of tragedy, named in and they became very supportive during Center within its Richard S. Adler Early memory of a young girl named Shayna this time. I wasn't sure how I was going Childhood Learning Center. Cai Presser. to get through it, but they were there for JCRC on page 18A Brad Herzog Twenty years later--to the week--the Beginning in 1988, Shayna's mother, me and my family." Roth JCC will celebrate the center, now Esther Presser (now Cohen), was the Afterafewyears, Cohensawtheoppor- Make/break bread known as Shayna's Village, by recogniz- membership director of the JCC, where tunity to express her family's gratitude ing its founders, Es Cohen, and her sons, her sons Justin and Matthew attended to the JCC, while also creating a loving ,- Justin and Matt Presser at a "Party After the preschool, after school, and sum- memory of her daughter.  Dark" on Saturday, Nov. 8at8p.m. at mer camp programs. In 1990, Shayna The Shayna Cai Presser Parenting at Challah Bake the Roth JCC. was born and began attending the JCC's Center became a place for babies and Shayna's Village is a unique kid-sized preschool the following year. Tragically, young children and their parents to village housed within the Roth JCC's afterjusttwoweeksattendingtheschool, come together and learn and make preschool, where young children and Shayna was diagnosed with a brain friends. their parents can learn through creative tumor from which she passed away on Many outstanding educators contrib- classes like Baby Rock, iKid Productions, Aug. 26, 1991. Bon Appetit, and First Impressionists. "Shayna's passing was horrific to our Party on page 18A Be a part of the worldwide Shabbos Project By Christine DeSouza sdale, Arizona to Seattle, The entire Orlando Jewish Assistant Editor Washington--is invited to community is invited to come together and spend one this worldwide Shabbat--to The weekend of Oct. 24-25 Shabbat in unity. Whether celebrate the Shabbat as one every Jew worldwide, from Shabbat is observed in the people. all walks of life--from Scott- home, with a group, at the "There will be a special synagogue, it will be a time Friday afternoon shabbos to set aside everything else candle-lighting ceremony to and observe Shabbat from welcome the Shabbat," said Jewish women from all "The event is women- sunset Oct. 24 to sundown Rabbi Gabi Gittleson, co- over Orlandoareexpectedto only because challah is Oct. 25. This event is called founder of J.O.IN. Orlando. join the Mega Challah Bake specifically a "mitzvah" The Shabbos Project. "It will be a united Orlando on Thursday, Oct. 23, jointly (a commandment or good ,_ The Project was conceived Jewish community joining hosted by all Chabad Jewish deed performed out of re- ._- o last year by Dr. Warren together withtheentireJew- Centers in Orlando. ligious duty) for women" "= Goldstein, South Africa's ish world in celebrating one The 'Mega Challah Bake' said Devorah Leah Dubov, -----_  chief rabbi. He set out to Shabbos together." event has been held in major co-director of Chabad of -"  unite South Africa's Jewish TheShabbatwillculminate cities around the world in Greater Orlando, "When a %-= a O communities by organizing with a Saturday night soul- the past few months drawing woman prepares challah" =-- < one unifying Shabbat--from Dr. Warren Goldstein, ful concert (Kumzitz and thousands ofwomen together, she added "all channels are ne  sunset to sunset, 25 hours of chief rabbi of South Africa. Melaveh Malka--to bid fare- This type of event empow- open for her to ask for the -- W o keepingShabbatbytheentire well to the Shabbat Queen). ers women in the sense that blessings she needs in her --- = .  Jewish community, which is J.O.IN. Orlando has been For those who can't make it we can feel that we are part life and in others' lives." ---  about 70,000 people. The ma- busy making plans for the for theweekend, the Saturday of something much bigger, Traditionally, during the I--  participated in the weekend- to participate in The Shabbos Melaveh malkah is open to inourcityandJewishwomen women used to prepare .  Z  jority of South African Jewry Orlando Jewish community night concert--Kumzitzand united with Jewish women time of the temple, Jewish - < OtO< ---: ! 2   long celebration. Soon after, Project. They have booked the public, throughout the world" said Dr. Goldsteinbegantoreceive the Buena Vista Suites from "Of course, celebrating Chanshy Majesky co-director Challah on page 18A -!I 00oo +r++ommonyJewi+ the +noon of Oct. +h+bat in your own home ofeh+adof+rthOr,an+. . 0   communities worldwide, so 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26. is still a show of unity. We "It'sabeautifulshowofunity    he decided to coordinate an There will be kosher food, coordinated the hotel as away for all sections of the Jewish International Shabbos Project accommodations available for people to come and have communitytocometogether, _ 1 ca tO appropriately themed "Keep- to book, as well as childcare drawingwomenfromallaffili- ing it Together" and children's programs. Shabbos on page 19A ations," she said. 6 5