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HERITAGEFLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER !9, 2012 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 I'm in shock Recently, my spouse and I went to a lecture about invest- ments here in town. Many people attended. We were all seated at long tables. Sitting directly opposite were two couples that sounded very much like us. They hailed from New York City (Staten Island) and although, like us, they lived here many years, our New York accents never seem to go away! As I've said in earlier columns, I try not to get caught up in the politics of the day mainly because it is getting very nasty, and also, as a media person, I try to keep an open mind. But, not only did these couples feel that President Obama was a Muslim, they also said that Jewish people would not be going to Heaven unless they embrace Jesus before they die! They tried to "save" us by convincing us to become Messianic Jews for Jesus. Oy vay! Another "shock" for me was our own DAVID SIEGEL, a man I've written about just recently, and whom I had respect for. It seems David made national (as well as local) news because of a mailing he sent to his employees at Westgate telling them to vote for his party of choice if they want to keep their jobs. Do you believe? (Shock hardly describes it!) On a more pleasant subject Thanks to our own BERNY RAFF, the Congregation Ohev Shalom Seniors always seem to have the best meetings and the finest entertainment. This upcoming event is no different: On Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Congregation Ohev Sha- lom ballroom, singer and entertainer extraordinaire, GINGER, will perform. The event begins at 2 p.m. sharp. Ginger entertains in and around Central Florida to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Her diversity Ginger enables her to perform in many different types of venues. Her repertoire spans over six decades and includes oldies, disco, country, rock & roll, blues and Broadway. You'll hear artists such as Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Anne Murray, The Platters, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Cher, Karen Carpenter and many, many more. She has also been the opening act for The Drifters, The Coasters, The Tams and The Platters, impressing the members of those groups with her talents and stage presence. They remark: 'she's not just a singer, she's an entertainer.' She's also a songwriter. So get ready to listen, laugh, dance and romance to the versatile talent and vocal styling of Ginger! Congregation Ohev Shalom is located at 613 Concourse Parkway S. in Maitland. The phone number is 407-298-4650. The cost of the event is only $5 per member; $8 for all others. Call Berny for questions at his new number 407-767-6763 or cell 407-754-5341 or contact him at his new email super- A lovely young lady I'm referring to 17-year- old JENNIFER RUBEN of Longwood, daughter of TONY and PAMELA RUBEN. The following was sent to us by Jennifer's mom: "The days and weeks lead- ing up to an election are har- rowing for many candidates. Just four days before the polls opened for primary voting, Congressman JOHN MICA. a Republican serving the 7th District of Florida. took time out of his hectic schedule to learn about a Maitland charity, New Hope for Kids. during its monthly 'Lunch and Learn.' L-R Jennifer Ruben and "'Our staffwas so honored Congressman John Mica that the congressman shared pre-election hours with us at New Hope for Kids," said GLORIA CAPOZZI. New Hope's head of marketing. 'We will always remember the quality time he spent with us, and how he took in New Hope's serious mission of helping sick and grieving families, while putting his own mission aside during the final days of the election.' Other local dignitaries also attended and learned about the organization's plans for a new facility. "The New Hope staff was eager to discuss the importantwork they do, counseling grief stricken children and their parents at their support center, which is housed in a converted bun- galow on Maitland Avenue, across the street from the Jewish Community Center. However, New Hope employees had not mailed out this particular invitation. Instead. the invitation was personally delivered to Mica's Maitland office by 17-year-old Jennifer Ruben of Longwood, both a New Hope Wish Kid, and a volunteer. Jennifer also is a member of the executive board of BBG and an alumna of the Jewish Academy." A Walk in the Park I promised you a reminder of this very special event that benefits the Jewish Pavilion. I received this email from execu- tive director NANCY LUDIN: "Three cheers for KAREN SELZNICK who is chairing the Jewish Pavilion Walk for the second year. She and her marvel- ous committee have planned a super exciting event. The entire community is invited free. (There will be) free breakfast, live entertainment, including the Orlando Jazz Band, give-a-ways and prizes will be enjoyed at The Pavilion's Party in the Park at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at Crane's Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The festivities will include activities for children such as a Bounce House, face painting and clowns, a health fair with health screenings and flu shots, 100 vendors, a walk around the park, t-shirt sales and more. Proceeds benefit The Pavilion." (Wow this sounds too good to miss. And all for a great cause!) Karen Selznick and Jill Nehleber How proud I am We seem to have brilliant youngsters in our community. And I am proud to tell about them. HAL M. SHIMKOSKI, son of HEIDI SAVAGE and JOHN SHIMKOSKI of Orlando, recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. Hal, a graduate of Lake Highland Preparatory School, was selected from a pool of 5,107 applicants to the college and joins a class of 470. Hamilton College is a highly selective residential college offering a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Students are challenged to think, write and speak critically, creatively and analytically, so that upon graduation they may distinguish themselves in both their professions and their communities. (I'm impressed.) One for the road As you may know, in a slalom race the skier must pass through about 20 "gates" in as little time as possible. Well, it happened that Israel had the fastest slalom-skier in the world, and the country had great expectations for an Olympic gold medal. The day of the final came, and the crowd waited in anticipation. The French champion sped down the course in 38 seconds. The Swiss was clocked at 38.7 seconds, the German at 37.8 seconds, and the Italian at 38.1 seconds. Then came the turn for the Israeli. The crowd waited, and waited. The Israeli clocked in at 6 minutes/ "What happened to you?" screamed his trainer when the Israeli finally arrived. 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