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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 One last hurrah00with pizzaz PAGE 7A Laurence Morrell warming up for a javelin toss. By Christine DeSouza Assistant Editor Laurence Morrell wasn't looking for fame or shiny trophies. He signed up for the GoldenAge Games in Sanford for "one last hurrah," as he put it, after a 12-year hiatus, and he gotmore than he bargained for. Not only was he pleased with how he did in the 500 gm javelin throw, 1K discus and 4K shot put throws, but he also won three medals--two bronze for javelin and discus, and a silver for his shot put throw. The Golden Games, held in Sanford, provide anyone 50 years of age or older who wants to stay active and com- petitive the opportunity to show themselves what they can still do' when athletic competition gets the juices flowing. According to Morrell though, "the goal is to outlive your competition." Morrell went to the Games on Nov. 8 (they ran through Nov. 15) and stayed only long enough to compete in his divisions, then left to at- tend his grandson, Nathan's, baseball game. He really just wanted to see if he could still do these throwing events. After all, he is 72 and has had a couple of heart caths, which resulted in a total of six stents, and a couple back surgeries. Describing himself as "not a typical Jewish male liv- ing in Central Florida," he has always been involved in sports since high school. Af- ter college he participated in recreational soccer with the Orlando Soccer Club--the only American on the team, too, he added. Sidetracked in 1990 be- cause of back surgery, he participated in his first Track and Field meet in the throw- ing events when he was 48. He continued with the throw- ing events until he was 60. During this time he planned on participating in the 1997 Maccabiah Games, but they were cancelled. "I was royally pissed," he said. However, he did par- ticipate in Master's throwing events throughout Florida; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh, N.C.; and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then in 2002, he had the heart caths and the stents put in. He alsowas diagnosedwith type 2 diabetes at that time. Morrell is happy to say that he is no lorier diabetic. He dropped 50 lbs. through diet and exercise. "Don't give in to aches and pains," he said. "Don't let them rule your life. Ignore them and keep going. Oh yes, always solve the problem--surgery if all else fails." He does take his own ad- vice. Back in 2009, Morrell started training in the JCC pool for the swimming events in the 2013 Maccabiah Games. While swimming he experi- enced chest pains. "This isn't normal," he said and went to his cardiologist immediately. The diagnosis: a 98 percent blockage and another stent. "Growing old gracefully is nice, but growing older with pizzaz is even better," wrote local author Lois Silverman in her book, "Some of the Best Destinations in Life Begin with a Detour." This fits Mor- Laurence Morrell proudly displaying his three medals over his 'Golden Age Games' T-shirt. rell to a tee as he continues to be physically active and involved in community. "My new schtick is splitting wood with an ax, sledge ham- mer and awedge," he said. But he does more than split wood. When he isn't working out at RDV Sportsplex three times a week doing deep-water fitness aerobics, he is volunteering his horticulture expertise all around the Jewish com- munity. He landscaped the grounds around Temple Israel and its cemetery. Morrell also does lunch room duty at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, as well as teaches gardening to the middle schoolers in the spring and even started a garden club with the students. Now Morrell will add these last three medals to his vast collection of medals and tro- phies he has on display in his home--medals that prove to him that he still has it. HY PAY MORE TO PRINT? up to 40% SAVINGS 100% GUARANTEE FREE DEUVERY Cartridge World-Altamonte Springs 801 W SR 436, Ste 1025 407-767-0680 r.ltlle li www.cartridgewo rldusa.com/sto re233 s5" OFF of s30 " or more. Good on Cartddge World cartridges only. Valid.only with Umit one per customer, nousenolo or DUSltleSS, participating store. Not valid with any other offer. 35 % OFF CARTRIDGE Buy I cartridge at regular price, % nd receive 35 off 2 one of euual or lesser value. (s50 max value). Good on Cartridge World cartrid any other often 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 schedules 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 AIA, 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 Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Cassetberry, 407-830-7211; www. betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www. congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.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 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybethshalom. corn; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Orrnond 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; wwv.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior: Congregalion., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Red, Leesburg, 352-326 -8745; egrae@hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at various private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064; www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation- sinai.org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Orlando Torah Center (O), 8591 Banyan Blvd., Orlando; 347-456-6485; Shacharis- Shabbos 9 a.m.; Mon. - Thurs. 6:45 a.m.; Sun. and Legal Holidays 8 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv Please call for times. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka- Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:3O p.m.; Saturday, 9:3O 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.; Sunday 9:00 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; www. templeisraelofdeland.org; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple L'Chayim (R/C), 4420 South Rd. 27, Ste. 4, Clermont, 352-978-6357; temple.l.chayim@cfl.rr.com. Shabbat services: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongregation.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, 386-785-5724; www. shalomdeltona.com; Shabbat service; 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 Congregation 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 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 One last hurrah00with pizzaz PAGE 7A Laurence Morrell warming up for a javelin toss. By Christine DeSouza Assistant Editor Laurence Morrell wasn't looking for fame or shiny trophies. He signed up for the GoldenAge Games in Sanford for "one last hurrah," as he put it, after a 12-year hiatus, and he gotmore than he bargained for. Not only was he pleased with how he did in the 500 gm javelin throw, 1K discus and 4K shot put throws, but he also won three medals--two bronze for javelin and discus, and a silver for his shot put throw. The Golden Games, held in Sanford, provide anyone 50 years of age or older who wants to stay active and com- petitive the opportunity to show themselves what they can still do' when athletic competition gets the juices flowing. According to Morrell though, "the goal is to outlive your competition." Morrell went to the Games on Nov. 8 (they ran through Nov. 15) and stayed only long enough to compete in his divisions, then left to at- tend his grandson, Nathan's, baseball game. He really just wanted to see if he could still do these throwing events. After all, he is 72 and has had a couple of heart caths, which resulted in a total of six stents, and a couple back surgeries. Describing himself as "not a typical Jewish male liv- ing in Central Florida," he has always been involved in sports since high school. Af- ter college he participated in recreational soccer with the Orlando Soccer Club--the only American on the team, too, he added. Sidetracked in 1990 be- cause of back surgery, he participated in his first Track and Field meet in the throw- ing events when he was 48. He continued with the throw- ing events until he was 60. During this time he planned on participating in the 1997 Maccabiah Games, but they were cancelled. "I was royally pissed," he said. However, he did par- ticipate in Master's throwing events throughout Florida; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh, N.C.; and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then in 2002, he had the heart caths and the stents put in. He alsowas diagnosedwith type 2 diabetes at that time. Morrell is happy to say that he is no lorier diabetic. He dropped 50 lbs. through diet and exercise. "Don't give in to aches and pains," he said. "Don't let them rule your life. Ignore them and keep going. Oh yes, always solve the problem--surgery if all else fails." He does take his own ad- vice. Back in 2009, Morrell started training in the JCC pool for the swimming events in the 2013 Maccabiah Games. While swimming he experi- enced chest pains. "This isn't normal," he said and went to his cardiologist immediately. The diagnosis: a 98 percent blockage and another stent. "Growing old gracefully is nice, but growing older with pizzaz is even better," wrote local author Lois Silverman in her book, "Some of the Best Destinations in Life Begin with a Detour." This fits Mor- Laurence Morrell proudly displaying his three medals over his 'Golden Age Games' T-shirt. rell to a tee as he continues to be physically active and involved in community. "My new schtick is splitting wood with an ax, sledge ham- mer and awedge," he said. But he does more than split wood. When he isn't working out at RDV Sportsplex three times a week doing deep-water fitness aerobics, he is volunteering his horticulture expertise all around the Jewish com- munity. He landscaped the grounds around Temple Israel and its cemetery. Morrell also does lunch room duty at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, as well as teaches gardening to the middle schoolers in the spring and even started a garden club with the students. Now Morrell will add these last three medals to his vast collection of medals and tro- phies he has on display in his home--medals that prove to him that he still has it. HY PAY MORE TO PRINT? up to 40% SAVINGS 100% GUARANTEE FREE DEUVERY Cartridge World-Altamonte Springs 801 W SR 436, Ste 1025 407-767-0680 r.ltlle li www.cartridgewo rldusa.com/sto re233 s5" OFF of s30 " or more. Good on Cartddge World cartridges only. Valid.only with Umit one per customer, nousenolo or DUSltleSS, participating store. Not valid with any other offer. 35 % OFF CARTRIDGE Buy I cartridge at regular price, % nd receive 35 off 2 one of euual or lesser value. (s50 max value). Good on Cartridge World cartrid any other often 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 schedules 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 AIA, 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 Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Cassetberry, 407-830-7211; www. betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www. congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.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 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybethshalom. corn; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Orrnond 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; wwv.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior: Congregalion., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Red, Leesburg, 352-326 -8745; egrae@hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at various private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064; www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation- sinai.org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Orlando Torah Center (O), 8591 Banyan Blvd., Orlando; 347-456-6485; Shacharis- Shabbos 9 a.m.; Mon. - Thurs. 6:45 a.m.; Sun. and Legal Holidays 8 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv Please call for times. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka- Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:3O p.m.; Saturday, 9:3O 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.; Sunday 9:00 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; www. templeisraelofdeland.org; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple L'Chayim (R/C), 4420 South Rd. 27, Ste. 4, Clermont, 352-978-6357; temple.l.chayim@cfl.rr.com. Shabbat services: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongregation.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, 386-785-5724; www. shalomdeltona.com; Shabbat service; 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 Congregation 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