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PAGE 8 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 17, 2003 I Have you recently lost your spouse? Are you having difficulties coping with the loss? Do you want to talk? You may want to join a new bereavement support group at Jewish Family Services. The group will meet for six consecutive weeks, be- ginning on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and ending Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Jewish Family Ser- vices, The George Wolly Center, 2100 Lee Rd. in Winter Park. The group will begin at 2 to 3:30 p.m. Group facilitators are Ann Dumont, R.N L.M.H.C. and Sandra Washow, M.S.W L.C.S.W. of Jewish Family Services, Yad L'Hesed Jewish Hos- pice Program and Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel sponsor this support group. There is no charge but do- nations to defray the cost are appreciated. To register or obtain more information, please call Sandra Warshow at JFS, 407-644-7593, ext. 237 The Holocaust Memorial Re- source and Education Center of Central Florida is holding its Annual Membership Meeting and screening of'q'he Children Of Chabannes" on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. There is no ad- mission cost, but reservations are requested; call407-628-0555. Patty DeYoung, president of the Holocaust Memorial Cen- ter will chair a short business meeting. A reception follows the screening of the film. A tale of courage, resilience and love set during We)rid War II, "The Children Of Chabannes" tells the story of how the people of Chabannes, a tiny village in unoccupied France, chose action over in- difference and saved the lives of 400 Jewish refugee chil- dren. Filmmaker Lisa Gossels returns to Chabannes with her father and uncle, two of the 400 children who were saved. The Friends of the Jewish Pavilion Fabulously Absolute Auction is almost here and it may be just the right place to buy a sofa for your college age son or daughter or that per- fect lamp for your office or artwork for your walls. On Sunday, Nov. 2 the Friends group is sponsoring a furniture auction featuring new and gently used furniture and home and office accesso- ries. Over the past several months, more than six stor- age units have been filling up with sofas, chairs, mirrors, rugs, bedroom sets, artwork, exercise equipment, office fur- niture and more. The auction will be held at the Maitland Civic Center from 2 - 6 p.m. Items can be previewed one hour prior to the start of the event. Proceeds will be used for services of the Jewish Pavilion that enhance the lives of the frail elderly in nursing facili- ties in central Florida. For more information please call 407-648-9363. MARD! SHADER sits on her sofa one last time before donating it to the Jewish Pavilion auction. Jewish Family Services Cheshvan On Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m all women are invited to Jewish Family Services community-wide Rosh Hodesh to welcome the month of Cheshvan. The cel- ebration will take place at Jewish Family Services, The George Wolly Center, 2100 Lee Road in Winter Park. The program will then be re- peated on the following Mon- day,Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Kinneret Apartments. The Festival of the New Moon or Rosh Hodesh is a women's celebration and blessing of each new month. According to the Talmud, the women of Israel refused to participate in the creation of the idolatrous Golden Calf. As a result, G-d rewarded them with the holiday of Rosh Hodesh. On Oct. 23, Debra Hoffen, the group's new education and resource leader, will be guid- ing the discussion. Hoffen feels, " this is a wonderful opportunity for women to set aside a specific time to study, learn, and grow spiritually." The sessionwill last about one and a half hours and include prayer, study, song, candle lighting, conversation, and refreshments in a spiritual at- mosphere comfortable to each woman regardless of her de- gree of religious observance or knowledge. Reservations are not neces- sary, you don't have to know Hebrew, and there is no charge Hodesh to attend. Participant dona- tions of kosher wine, grape juice, flowers, Jewish musnc CD's, or refreshments are en- couraged and should be coor- dinated with Marlene Farber at JFS. Donations to support the JFS Women's Forum Rosh Hodesh program are truly ap- preciated and can be mailed to the JFS Marcia Witten Memo- rial Fund at the above address. For more information and a complete schedule of meet- ings for the New Year 5764, please call Marlene Farber at Jewish Family Services, 407- 644-7593, ext. 227. Camp Camp Barney Medintz, summer resident camp of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, will present an exciting new musical slide production in Orlando on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. Beginning at 7 p.m. Jim Mittenthal, camp direc- tor, will meet with new and returning families, answer questions pertaining, to the 2004 summer camp Season, y Medintz open house in Orlando and provide applications for registration. Camp Barney Medintz is located in the North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains On over~ 500 wooded acres surround- ing two lakes just 75 miles N.E. of Atlanta. According to Mittenthal, the setting facili- adventure rock climbing, tates"every imaginable activ- rappelling and ropes courses. ity", including water skiing, Specific age groups may also hydro-tubing, sailing, the"Ice- enjoy fencing, karate, "Sho- Central Florida campers who spent part of their summer at Camp Barney Medina. conscientious, loving and en- thusiasticstaff,"saidMittenthal. Camp Barney Medintz con- beachfront, new amphithe- ater, ski boats and much more! Inquiries about the 2004 berg", the "Log Roll", canoe- ing, leaping off the "Blob" or soaring down the 180-foot slides, horseback riding, campouts, "zipping" nearly 800 feet across Lake Wen@, whitewater rafting, theater, tennis, all land/court sports, crafts, music, Israeli culture, mountain biking, swimming, climbing the adjacent Appala- chian Trail and a seties of high- far" sessions or scuba divingl Camp Barney Medintz, cel- ebrating its 42nd summer sea- son, has created"a unique com- munity that is all about adven- ture and self discovery, exhila- rating activities and exciting events, being in a strongcultur- ally Jewish environment with special friends, all under the supervision of a carefully se- lected group of mature, talented, tinues to develop new con- struction projects throughout its large and magnificent mountain facility. After re- cently renovating all cabins and bathrooms, the focus this year includes: development of the new Arogeti-Wynne Teen Village including a second swimming pool, two new lighted tennis courts, basket- ball courts and soccer fields, tripling the size of the summer season are again far exceeding previous years and each of the two- and four-week sessions is likely to fill to ca- pacity very rapidly. For more information about Camp Barney programs, Family Camps or other CBM adven- tures, please call the camp of- fice in Atlanta at 770-395- 2542, or Camp Barney Medintz Orlando parent representative Joanne Kane at 407-774-5182. ' Mil Rachel Elizabeth Babitt, daughter of Lisa and Randy Babitt of Sanford will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on the Shabbat of October 24 and October 25 at Congregation Ohev Sha- lom, Orlando. Rachel is in the eighth- grade at Millennium Middle School where she is on the Yearbook Staff. Her hobbies include dance and computers. She has also been a member of Georgio's American Dance Centre for the last eight and a half years. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Rachers sister, Shoshanna; GrannyAdele Schaffer of Philadelphia; grand- parents, Sandy and Ray Babitt of Tampa, and family and friends traveling from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylva- nia, Massachusetts, Florida and Kansas. J ez'eof//nP Halie Meredith Witten, daughter of Barbara and Charles Witten of Heathrow and the late MarciaWitten will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on the Shabbat of October 25 at Temple Is- rael, Longwood. Halie is in the seventh- grade at Trinity Prepara- tory School. Her hobbies include soccer, reading and spending time with her friends. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Halie's sister, Julia; brother, Robert, grandparents, Dorothy Harvey, Ellie Goldstein, and Lillian and Marvin Witten; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from New York, Penn- sylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, Connecticut, Washing- ton, D.C. and Georgia. esslba )liien Jessica Witten, daughter of Barbara and Charles Witl;en of Heath row and the late.Marcia Witten will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on the Shabbat of October 25 at Temple Is- rael, Longwood. Jessica is in the seventh- grade at Trinity Prepara- tory School. Her hobbies include soccer, reading and spending time with her friends. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Halie's sister, Julia; brother, Robert, grandparents, Dorothy Harvey, Ellie Goldstein and Lillian and Marvin Witten; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, Connecticut, Washington, D.C. and Georgia. "Honorable Menschen[ Honorable Menschen! The wonderful senior choir, under the direction of the fabulous Bonnie Friedman has moved! The choir will now be meeting every Thursday from noon to 1 P.M. The repertoire of music has increased. The songs range from "fun" numbers to songs that are classics. No experi- ence necessary. Come and have / a great time singing old favor- ites and new numbers. This ~ program is open to all Center : members. There is a small fee. , For more information, or sign up, call Harriet Weiss 407-645-5933, ext. 244. The choir will begin the first week of November. The Jewish Pavilion's A lzheimer 's support The Jewish Pavilion, in co- operation with the Aizheimer's Association, would like to form an advanced dementia/ Alzheimer's supportgroup for caregivers with loved ones in a residential facility. The group will explore concerns of caregivers' role with re residential facilities. The and day to be determined cording to group needs. If interested, please call the Jewish Pavilion, 407-648-9363'