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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 17, 2014 Q Chabad at UCF booth for the 9/11 Mitzvah Marathon. By Justin Garfield have a strong personal con- just the fear of sitting in class nection with this day because and not knowing how things they knew someone who was were going to turn out when People all around the coun- involved in the tragedy. I got home." try each have their own"My dad was in the tower Koreff's father was lucky unique memory of how they that day, and I remember enough to escape the tower feltwhenthousandsofpeople it very clearly," said Jared before it collapsed, making lost their lives in the acts of Koreff, a PhD student at the this day a blessing for him terrorism conducted on Sept. University of Central Florida. and his family. 11,2001.Aselectfew, however, "I was in eighth grade, and Thirteen years later, Fighting for Middle Class Families and Protecting Our Public Schools | Participants in the Mitzvah Marathon wrote (colors of the American flag) and pinned them their good deed on to a clothesline. red, white or blue paper Chabad at UCF along withother volunteers sat at a Lipskiersaid."Wefeltthebest the Sorority Alpha Epsilon table outside of the student way to perpetuate the memo- Phi and Fraternities Alpha union for four hours with ries of those almost 2,000 Epsilon Pi and Zeta Beta a variety of good deeds set victims of terror is through Tau gave Koreff, and other up for students to perform, mitzvahs." students the opportunity to These included donating a At the end of the day, hun- commemorate and give back canned food item, writing a dreds of people had taken part with their special event,"9/11 note to an American soldier, in the event, portraying just MitzvahMarathon."Theevent saying a prayer, calling their how much this day means to wasinmemoryofSuzannand grandparents, giving topeople around the UCFarea, Marrisa Cayne's dad who lost charity, putting on tefillin, and to all of America. his life on that fateful day. putting up a mezuzah and TolearnmoreaboutChabad Rivkie Lipskier, the co- lighting Shabbatcandles. atUCFpleasevisitwww.jewi- director of Chabad, and "A mitzvah is a good deed," ACCORD Information 866.74: .6655 www.coene eho e, o r g Cornerstone is committed to caring for all hospice patients regardless of payer source or ability to pay. 100% Covered by Medicare & Medicaid By Rachel Titen My Grandma Gloriawas my everything. She was one for the storybooks, conceptual- ized from a fairytale. She was ornerstone 5019096 HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE Y~r to, at, not-for-~ofi~ Horace, l~ensed singe 1984. the salt of this earth and the light in the sky. I firmlybelieve if angels do exist, she for sure was placed on this earth to be mine. For she always told me that I was hers. From this day forward, a big part of me will be forever missing. But the parts of me that remain are all made of pieces carefully hand-crafted by her. From my earliest memories, she smothered me with love. As I grew older, she taught me patience. She taught me to listen. She showed me strength. She taught me to laugh, andwe always laughed. She shared everything, and asked for nothing in return. We loved to talk. She taught me kindness. She gave me family. And together, we loved purple. She shared her love of musicals and movies, and together we sang. She taught Rachel Titen me the meaning of dessert, and by this I mean chocolate. She taught me to follow my dreams. She taught me to be me. She was always proud of me for simply just belonging to her. She told me she loved me everyday. She encompassed all the goodness that is left in this world. I have comfort in know- ing she will live on within me forever. Everything I am and everything I will ever be is because of Gloria Titen. Although I'll severely miss her sugary kisses and end- lessly divine hugs, she'll meet me in my dreams and I'll take her with me wherever I go. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have known my grandma. She remains with all of us in our hearts, and forever within our spirits. I love you grandma, forever and always. with her grandmother, Gloria Titen.