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" - - immunul lummmmmmnmgumn . -- HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 23, 2009 PAGE 3A Special Simchat Torah hon- Daniel Wise and Shirley Gold, from the Book of Genesis as the ors were given to Daniel Wise. who were privileged to have an annual cycle of Torah reading Shirley Gold. Joe Ihns and aliyahforthereadingofthefinal began again. Inhs serves as a Amanda Hoffman on Oct. 12 at Torah portion of the annual cy- board member and president of TempleIsraelinWinter Springs. cle. Wise is apast presidentwho the Men's Club. He has shared They were honored for their spearheaded the synagogue's h~s skill as a furniture maker many hours of service to the SOS (Save Our Synagogue) and his talent as an artist with synagogue. As the ,congrega- campaign severalyears ago and the synagogue on innumerable tion celebrated the conclusion helped lead the congregation occasions.Hoffmanhasdevoted of the annual ~cle of public out of its financial difficulties, the past several years to serving Torah readings and the begin- Gold is one of the most active as the temple's vice president ning of a new cycle, there was a members of the temple's Sis- of education. She has led the festive parade with the Torahs terhood and has managed the school from an enrollment of around the sanctuary and Oneg Shabbats and Kiddush 18students twoyears ago to 55 building. With a klezmer band luncheonsatTempleIsraelsince students today. In addition, she playing music, dancing was the congregation moved out of has helped put in place a solid inevitable as everyone rejoiced its Longwood facility, curriculumthathasmaintained in the re-establishment of the The honor of Hatan v'Kalat the school's "Framework for Jewish people's covenant with B'reisheet was bestowed upon Excellence" rating. the Torah. Joe Ihns andAmanda Hoffman. For more information about This year's honor of Hatan Ihns and Hoffman were given Templelsrael'sac~es, visitthe v'Kalat ha-Torah was given to an aliyah for the first reading web site at www.TIFlorida.org. Daniel Wise (1), Shirley Gold, Amanda Hoffman and Joe Ihns were given special Simchat Torah honors at Temple Israel in Winter Springs. us spea AuthorJohnLoftuswillspeak respected author of numerous Theevent, presentedbyRab- at7:30p.m.Nov.10attheJewish booksontheCIA-Naziconnec- biBarryAltmanofTempleBeth FederationofVolusiaandFlagler tion, including "The Belarus El and the Jewish Federation Counties' annual observance of Secret" and "The Secret War of Volusia & Flagler Counties. KristallnachtatTempleBethE1 Against the Jews." is free and open to the public. in Ormond Beach. Event organizers say, "This Refreshments will be served. Loftus is a former U.S. charming Boston Irishman For more information con- Department of Justice Nazi can reveal the most chilling tact Gloria Max, executive di- war crimes prosecutor, vice secrets of terrorism, but leave rectoroftheJewishFederation chairman of the Florida Ho- an audience laughing and of VolusiaandFlaglerCounties locaust Museum and a highly respired at the end." at 386-672-0294. 66 99 Every Tuesday night a group The involvement of the Jew- from the Jewish community for of dedicated volunteers qui- ish community in Shepherd's the other weeks as well. etly performs a vital "'medical Hope, which operates nine free Originally, the Jewish com- mitzvah"in Orlando.Through clinics across central Florida. munitywasstaffinganewclinic Shepherd's Hope, volunteers began with the suggestion of attheDestinyCenter. Fufiding from the greater Orlando Jew- nurse volunteer Sally Izzo to problems at Destiny prompted ishcommuflitystaffanevening the Social Action Committee themovetotheOrangeCounty clinic at the Orange County of Congregation Ohev Shalom. Health Depart~pent facility, Health Department. 101 S. "OurSocialActionCommit-where Shepherd's Hope runs WestmorelandDrive.Theclinic tee had been revitalized, and its clinic after regular county provides free medical care for this was the perfect kick-off hours. the %vorking poor" fellow project," recalls committee "Our medical and non- Orlandoans who are employed chairman Jay Stanek, who medical volunteers have been but can't afford health insur- also volunteers at least once a fantas~tic,'' Stanek says, "often ance or the out-of-pocket cost month on Tuesday nights and putting in extra shifts to make of health care. serves on the steering commit- sure every Tuesday is covered." Dozensofneedymen, women tee for the clinic. More volunteers are needed and children are seen each The first call for volunteers toensurethatthe"Jewishcom- week. thanks to the dedication from the Jewish community munity night" is fully staffed of licensed volunteer doctors, went out in January, and the each week, and no volunteers nurses and pharmacists. Other responsewasverypositive.The are overworked. For more in- nonmedical.volunteers handle COS SocialAction Committee formation or to volunteer for theintake, officejobsandrecord agreed to staff one Tuesday aTuesday clinic night, contact keeping. Bilingual volunteers night each month, and helped JayStanekatcossocialaction@ provide interpreting services, coordinate finding volunteers gmail.com or 352-432-1455. Beth Am honors Weisman, Halperin Dr. Sherwood Weisman (1) and Scott Halperin were Simchat Torah honorees Oct. 10 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. 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