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PAGE 8A HERITAGE ~FLORIDA JEWISHNEWS, OCTOBER 23, 2009 nOW On Tickets for Night of Stars, a concert to benefit Temple Shir Shalom's permanent home fund and the Peariman Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services are now on sale. The concert is Saturday, Nov. 2! at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. The concertwill fea- ture national recording artists Beth Schafer and Julie Silver, two of the more celebrated performers in the world of contemporary Jewish music. The event begins at 7 p.m. with complementary hors d'oeuvres, .a cash bar and a silent auction. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets "or by calling Marci Gaeser at are $100 for general seating 407-366-9122. and $118 for reserved seatin For more information, con- and can be purchased online tact Gaeser or Christie Green- berg at 407-366-9122. eddinj "lA / nnouncemen/ Marni Gwen Lefkowitz and Ariel Ira Ahram Marni Gwen Lefkowitz and Ariel Ira Ahram were married Feb. 15, 2009 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City by Rabbi Russell Fox. The bride is the daughter of Pearl and Howard Lefkowitz of Winter Park, Fla. The groom is the son of Judi Ahram of Narberth. Penn.: and Dr. Joseph Ahram of New York City, N.Y. The bride graduated from Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park and Duke University. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Manage- ment at Northwestern University. She is currently an attorney with the law firm of McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City, specializing in real estate transactions. The groom graduated from Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia and Brandeis University. He earned a. Master of Arts degree in Arab Studies and a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University. He is currently assistant professor in the School of International andArea Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in the politics of developingworld generally and the Middle East specifically. The couple honeymooned in Turkey, Italy and Israel and now reside in Oklahoma City. Birth Z Announcements Sam and Rebecca Kauffman of Altamonte Springs, Fla., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Trippe Isaac Kauffman. Trippe was born at Winnie Palmer Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth, and was 20 inches long. Also welcoming aYippe to the family are his grand- parents, Stuart and Jo Ann Farb of Maitland, and Jay and Karen Kauffman of Seminole, Fla.; and great- grandparents, Cyril Farb of Altamonte Springs and Ellen Bernstein of St. Petersburg. When Dr. Zena Sulkes began teaching her weekly course, "Jewish Journeys With Zena," at Savannah Court nine months ago, the class was scheduled to be held in the Activities Room. which barely had space for the 12 Jewish residents. Now when she arrives at Savannah Court on Tuesdays, she greets more than 30 residents in the lobby. There are more non-Jews than Jews enjoying her lessons. Last week. Sulkes read a quote from "Springs of Jew- ish Wisdom." which she then discussed with the residents. They talked about man's faith in a personal God. Sulkes explained that we have to get to know ourselves Dr. Zena Sulkes (1) and Savannah Court resident Bil- lie chat at Jewish Journeys With Zena, a weekly class at Savannah Court. and trust ourselves before we are able to examine our per- sonal theology. She then went on to share episodes from the troubled life of Franz Kafka who professed that he did not believe in anything, yet was able to find his faith. She explained to the residents of mixed religions that they too should have faith and respect one another's faiths. Long-term care residents are receiving intellectual stimulation at a very high level thanks to the Jewish Pavilion. where Sulkes sits on the board of directors. Coincidentally, one of her "students" at Savannah Court graduated from the University of Michigan the same year Sulkes graduated from the school. The course is open to the entire community and is held in the lobby at Savannah Court on MaitlandAvenue onTuesdays at 1:30 p.m. A snack is served to participants after each lecture. Earth science teacher Allan Shain and his sixth graders stand by their time capsule to be opened in 100 years. They are, from left: Joshua Spalter, Arielle Cohen, Allan Shain, Isaac Spector, David Rosenthal, Allison Zimmon, Dor Lotringer, Hannah Schafer, lan Gentles, Jesse Render, and Daniel Crasnow. Sixth grader Jesse Render prepares his personal items to be held in the time capsule. By Dori Gerber HDS During their study of the Earth, the sixth graders at The Hebrew Day School pondered an intriguing ques- tion. The question: Will the Earth be around in the next 100 years? Through many lively dis- cussions about the subject, and the conclusion that, yes, the Earth will still be around in 100 years, the students decided to create a time capsule as an experiment to test their hypothesis. The sixth graders, led by the direction of Earth Sci- ence teacher Allan Shain, planned the process of this experiment from concept to completion. They decided where on the school grounds the time capsule should be buried, in what it should be buried to withstand the ero- sion of time, as well as what meaningful objects should go inside the time capsule. Thanks to a generous do- nation from a sixth grader's parents, the students were able to put their items in- side a weatherproof trunk. This. they decided, should remain intact over the next 100 years. As for the items, the following is a list of what they decided belongs in the time capsule: a one-page biography of each student, a current Earth Science article from anewspaper or Internet source, answers to a series of common Earth science questions developed by the students, and finally an essay on what they think the Earth will be like in 100 years. In addition, photos and personal items of the students were included. So, how will students at HDS find this time capsule in 100 years? Well: the students took care of that question, as well. According to Shain, "The students chose what they thought would be an ideal lo- cation for the time capsule, as well as designed a map of the location along with photos of the location, all of which will be stored in the HDS vault for its future generations." The Hebrew Day School still has limited spaces avail- able for the 2009-2010 school year. For more information or to arrange a private tour. contact Susan Cohen, Director of Admissions, at 407-647-0713, or visit the school's web site at www. A star marks the spot. Anna Danish paints a blue Jewish star on one of the school's walls, marking the site of where the time capsule is buried. Meltzer is Jewish Pavilion volunteer of the month The Jewish Pavilion's Volunteer of the Month for October is Shirley Meltzer. She has been volunteering with the Pavilion on a weekly basis for many years at both Savannah Court and Indigo Palms. Ac- cording to Executive Director Nancy Ludin, ``I can always count on Shirley to assemble a group of women when I need help." Pavilion officials say, "We are pleased that Shirley finds time in her very busy scheduleto make a difference in the lives of our residents,"