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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 9,..2012 I Conyr 00dlation Sinai in Minneola i'700)sting golf tourney Congregation Sinai is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Pali- sades Country Club in Cler- mont. The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Registration will be at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be distributed to the players following.the lunch that will be provided. The Tournament Com- mittee is now seeking spon- sors for holes and tees at three different levels: Plati- num $500; Gold $250 and Silver $100. All sponsors will have a large 18-inch- by-24-inch sign bearing their names that will be placed on the greens and will be included on all fly- ers and posters that will be distributed and posted in the community for publicity purposes. Prizes and raffles for the winners are also be- ing sought at this time. All sponsorships and do- nations of prizes will be deeply appreciated and will be acknowledged, said an event planner. A donation will not only give one the opportunity to advertise a firm's goods or services, but also to contribute to a good cause. Contact Ben or Barbara at 352-432-6008 or golf@ congregation-sinai.org for further information. First person: My 4 months in Holocaust education By Pamela Ruben Special to the Heritage When I accepted a posi- tion with Orange County Public Schools teaching language arts, I never imag- ined that I would double as a Holocaust educator. Just weeks after accepting the position, an email from the Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center scrolled across my computer screen, inviting all Central Florida students to participate in the annual Holocaust Arts Program. I remembered when my own children had partici- pated in the arts contest through the Jewish Acad- emy, and the tribute my daughter made to he.r own grandmother, sharing her tragic but brave war expe- riences in the ghettoes of Budapest in the form of a fact-based historical diary. I also recalled the pride my husband and I felt, sitting in the JCC auditorium, as she accepted a second place award in poetry for her own moving compila- tions. I was tempted to enter my 100+ students in the arts contest, as they had been well-versed in Holo- caust history the previous semester. As soon as a veteran teacher made the Arts Program mandatory, I jumped at the opportu- nity, and climbed onboard, too. Holocaust educator Mitchell Bloomer had been scheduled to visit the other classroom to explain the program, and generously agreed to include my class as well. Bloomer explained to the eighth graders that each year the Holocaust Arts Program had a theme. For 2012 the project was to in- clude the entire life of the Holocaust victim, as they deserved to be remembered for their triumphs, and not just their tragedies. I had recently had the honor of meeting and inter- viewing Holocaust survivor and Ukrainian Jew Zhanna Dawson, mother of Orlando Sentinel columnist Greg Dawson, at the Holocaust Center's Kristallnacht Re- membrance. After years of silence about tier horrific childhood as a piano play- ing prodigy, forced to play in plain sight of the Nazis, 85 year-old Zhanna travels the country so that she can be "a living messenger," passing on her story to the younger generation. Mrs. Dawson and her sister, Frina, were lone survivors of a two-day massacre of the 16,000 Jews of Kharkov, Ukraine. Zhanna is well aware that time is running short, with fewer living survivors to pass on the tragedy, first- hand. With each passing year, there are fewer op- portunities to link with younger generations. Our class time was running short, as well, and all of my five classes began to focus solely on the life of Zhanna Dawson. I had been handed the rare opportunity to be a chain in that link, and spread her story to an audi- ence of 122 eighth graders to tell, text and twitter to friends. I contacted Greg Dawson--whom I had pre- viously interviewed. He is the author of "Hiding in the Spotlight," a compel- ling work of nonfiction, which shares Zhanna's courageous and miraculous survival from 1941-1946, Greg generously agreed to mentor my class, as they researched his mother's history, One morning he met me in the pitch black parking lot of the Sentinel, where he handed me 10 signed books, complete with notes to the students, as well as a film covering his visit back to Ukraine with his wife, Candy (narrated and produced by Candy, as well). For several weeks we lived, breathed, listened, watched and read about Zhanna's story, using the book as our guide. The students familiarized themselves with Zhanna's favorite musical piece, Chopin's Fantasie in-D, the sheet music that sustained Zhanna through the miser-" ies of the war. One student Wrote that she was so moved by Zhan- na's talent, that she lis- tened to her music while at home, for inspiration. The eighth graders read primary sources, like in- terviews with Zhanna and NPR's Scott Simon. Throughout the research process Greg Dawson sent the class emails and little notes "of inspiration. The students responded with thank you notes and invita- tions to visit our classroom. Our studies were made more appetizing, as the class munched on cara- mels in honor of Zhanna's father's candy shop. Rich text about the bubbling and cooling of the cara- mels from "Hiding in the Spotlight," accompanied our investigation of this chewy subject. Finally, our research was finished and the students created truly outstanding essays and poetic pieces. Moving samples were sent to Greg, who encouraged the students with their word choice and creativity. Greg frequently stated, "I've got to meet those kids!" And he did, on May 14 he generously spent three class periods with us in which we squeezed in all five classes. Many students had never met an author, and were honored that Greg knew their writing samples by name. Earlier in April, I. sat in the audience of the JCC once again, for the Holo- caust Awards ceremony, my daughter, Jenny at my side, as we applauded my eighth grade student for winning second place in the middle school poetry competition. And so Zhanna's "has been messaged" and passed on to the next generation. May we always be a link in the chain of remembrance, so that we never forget that we are all connected. Sudoku (see page 16 for solution d'sh DISH NETWORK Slarling at SAVE! & ASk AbOul SAME DAY .........  ,,: ,,,:,, Installation! CALL 1,888-903-6814 d00sh. Answers from 11/02/2012 m  w DE M ON A RON I S T N NA R T S SNO OK E N E L IRE M I T 3 4 7 8 2 9 2 5 6 8 4 3 5 3 8 7 3 5 2 8 2 7 5 3 7 2 1 4 9 4 z-: StatePoint Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3.by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. PAGE 7A Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at www.JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500;www.chabadorlando.org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chairn (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwoo 407-862-3505; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El(C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve.,West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation BethEmeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R.200, Ocala,352-237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.corn; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; www.mybnaitorah.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; www.crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650; www.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@ hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee, 407-935 -0064; www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth E! (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongrega- tion.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Cohgregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774; www.tcomd.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox(Rec) Reconstructionist