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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 06, 2009 PAGE 3.A. Th~ Jewish Museum of Florida is p!anning an upcom- ing exhibit on "Florida Jews in the Military," on display from Feb. 23 - Sept. 12, 2010. and theyjust announced a contest to go with it. Middle and high school students in Florida are invited to submit essays. "Throughout history, many people in the military have distinguished themselves by responding to challenges with bravery, selflessness and vision," says the museum's press release. "Some of these outstanding individuals are well known, while others may be relatively unknown. This exhibit explores the sacri- fices and accomplishments of Florida's Jews in every conflict from the Seminole Wars to the World Wars. Korea. Vietnam. the Persian Gulf and the battles of the 21st century. It will present real-life examples of ordinary men and women and honor their life experiences. This November, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will unveil its fall course, "SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life. Death, and Beyond." "The twin mysteries of life and death have fascinated philosophers and laymen alike since the dawn of time." say Chabad sponsors of the class. "Many questions have been asked, but far fewer have been answered." "This is a classic case of the market creating the demand for this course." says local JLI instructor, Rabbi Yosef Konikov. "We have received consistent requests from stu- dents to create a course that addresses these issues head on. Sooner or later, everybody must reckon with questions of their own mortality." David and Kim are a couple in their mid-40s, busy raising their three children. They are also faced with the responsi- bility of driving their parents to doctor visits, grocery shop- ping and ensuring that their parents' medications are be- ing properly managed. David and Kim are caught in the middle and have been dubbed members of the sandwich generation. J FS will host a Women's Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at its office at 2100 Lee Road in Winter Park to address the sandwich generation. The forum will discuss the com- plexities of caring for aging parents while still supporting children at home. The forum will be moder- ated by Cathy Lieblich. MSW, special projects & coalitions coordinator for the Pioneer Network for Culture Change in Long-term Care. working through the Senior Resource Alliance. the area agency on aging of Central Florida. Lieblich has 29 years of ex- including displays of courage, dedication, responsibility, patriotism, pride and good decision-making skills---all true foundations for both ex- emplary military service and citizenship. While serving, many maintained the tradi- tions of their heritage even when it was difficult to do so. This exhibit will present role models for students of all ages and cultures." Contest criteria: "We invite students to submit an essay that focuses on the accom- plishments of someone they know or have researched who has served in the military." Maximum score: 100 points Requirements: 1) Clearly explain the rea- sons why you admire this person. (20 points) 2) Describe what influence this person's accomplishments might have on your life. (20 points) 3) Describe an incident in "This course addresses the most commonly asked questions about the soul's journey," says Rabbi Yisrael Rice, the course author. "And then some not-so-common questions that many people have never even thought of." "Though there are many traditions that deal with the nature of the soul and its journey through this life and beyond," continued Rice. "this course reveals a counterintui- tive conclusion that is unique to the Jewish tradition." Additionally, the course consistently brings the study of "our before and after back to its practical ramifications of day-to-day living." Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. Rabbi perience ~orking with and on behalf of older adults and their families and is also a proud member of the sandwich generation. Co-moderating will be Beverly Engel, MSG. MAJCS, program coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Cen- tral & North Florida Chapter. She has worked for and on behalf of older adults and their families for over 21years. Beverly is the mother of three children ages 18 through 21 which you had to make an important decision. (20 points) 4) Describe your response to a challenging situation you faced. (20 points) 5J Submissions will also be judged on correct grammar, spelling and length. (20 points) Who is eligible: All middle school and high school stu- dents in Florida. One entry per student. . Guidelines and deadline: Essays must be typewritten in 12-point font size on white paper, with a maximum length of two pages single-spaced. Application forms may be downloaded from the museum's Web site. www. and must attached to each essay: All submissions must be received by mail or delivery, no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, to the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Av- enue. Miami Beach, FL 33139. No e-mail entries accepted. Yosef Konikov of Chabad of South Orlando will be teach- ing this course at the Jack and Lee Rosen Jewish Community Center in South Orlando for six Tuesdays, starting Nov. 3, and potential students arewelcome to call 407-354-3660 for more information. SoulQuest, like all JLI's courses, is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowl- edge. Participants without any prior experience or back- ground in Jewish learning can attend and enjoy this course. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not to be a member of any particular synagogue or temple. For further information. contact Rabbi Yosef Konikov at or 407-354-3660. and the daughter of parents living in South Florida: she embraces both roles whole- heartedly. There is a $6 charge to cover expenses, and a light lunch will be served. To register con- tact Marni Chepenik at 407- 644-7593. ext. 227 or e-mail marni.chepenik@j fsorlando. org. RSVP by Nov. 16. The Women's Forum is sponsored by Jewish Family Services and JFS' Marcia Wit- ten Memorial Fund. Prizes: Prizes will be award- ed to three middle school and three high school students as follows: first prize, $125; sec- ond prize, $75; third prize, $50. Winners and their families will be invited to the awards ceremony at the Museum on Monday, Feb. _22. 2010. The winners' classes will also be invited, for a free tour of the exhibit. Contact the museum's director of education at 305- 672-5044, ext. 3187 or educa- for more information or to book a Museum Field Experience. COS presents an evening of art with Scott Laurent Collections Congregation Ohev Shalom's Sisterhood and Men's Club will bring art to life with the help of Scott Laurent Collections/Artsy Auctions on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Orlando. Scott Laurent Collections will provide the art and expertise for both a silent and live auction While enjoying an atmosphere of wine and dessert, guests will be given the opportunity to browse and bid on silent auction items Featured will be Judaic pieces, jewelry, and gifts (Cha- nukah is just around the corner). The live auction will feature works of art, person- ally selected by Scott Laurent Collections for the Ohev auction "Don't miss out on this wonderful evening of friends, art, and dessert," say event organizers. 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