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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 4, 2009 CRJ's music series features young musicians studies at the age of 3. At 6 he became the youngest player ever admitted to the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. At 10 he was admitted to the Philharmonia Orchestra of the FSYO and soon became concertmaster. At 10 he was one of the youngest final- ists of the FSYO concerto competition. He currently plays with the Winter Park Chamber Music Academy. He enjoys listening to sym- phonies and concertos with full orchestral scores. His favorite composers are Mo- zart and Beethoven. Brill enjoys playing chess, soccer and collecting coins. Levitan, who studies with Dr. Gary Wolf, has been The 4th Annual Classical Music Series, under the di- rection of Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Congregation of Reform Judaism. CRJ says it will be a special joint recital with outstanding young talents. The program features two young, accomplished area musicians: David Brill, 12, a violinist, and Ian Levi- tan, 11, a pianist. They will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy among other composers. Holly Small will be assisting pianist for their recital. Brill, a student of Mati- tiahu Braun, began his music David Brill playing piano since he was 5. He has won several piano competitions, including Shore's klezmer performance begins Chanukah season she studied with the world's greatest living klezmer musi- cians. Shore is the creator of a one-woman show entitled, "KlezConnect,"which she has performed gratis for senior audiences along the Eastern seaboard for the last several years. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida, a member of the Burnett Honors College and performs with the UCF Symphony Orchestra. Following the performance attendees will be treated to potato latkes, prepared by Oakmonte executive chef Rolf Nettesheim. He is European Klezmer. What comes to mind when you hear the word? A group of old world Jew- ish musicians? Or maybe a fiddler on the roof? For a look at klezmer today, the Jewish Pavilion is inviting the community to join it at Oakmonte at Lake Mary on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. for an opportunity to begin the Chanukah season with violinist Dara Shore. Shore is a classically trained violinist whose love of Jewish culture led her straight to the rousing sounds ofklezmer mu- sic and the Yiddish theater. She was a 2004 Samberg Family Dara Shore trained and was formerly the Fellow at the Center for Jewish entertainment. She is also the executive chef at the Capital HistoryinNewYorkCitywhere recipientofa2005scholarship City Club in Miami. He was she was able to extensively to the international music voted Chef of the Year in Mi- research these areas of Jewish festival, KlezKanada, where ami four years in a row. Rosen JCC Holiday Boutique director, who is planning the shopping extravaganza along with event chairwoman Can- dace Martin. "There's also the added benefit that your shop- ping trip will benefit the JCC." There also will be the op- portunity for those attend- ing to bring old. broken and unwanted jewelry and to get paid for it on the spot. S. Kersh Jewelers, Inc. will be at the boutique and will pay for the unwanted gold jewelry. The JCC says Chanukah begins sundown Dec. 12th, and this event "is a perfect opportunity to startand finish your holiday shopping." A limited number of vendor spaces are still available by contacting Lauren Friedman at 407-387-2740 or LaurenF@ orlandojcc.org. The Holiday Boutique will be at the new Jewish Lauren and Carol Fried- man at a previous JCC shop- ping event, On the Catwalk in September. Community Center, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. For more informa- tion, call the Rosen JCC at 407-387-2740. On Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. until I p.m.. the new Jew- ish Community Center on the Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando campus will host its first Holiday Boutique. The event is open to all who would like to attend. Inside the new 35,000 square-foot JCC, there will be food ven- dors. jewelry, Judaica and clothing companies such as Dillards, Ct, ristian Di6r and many others. Event organizers say, "This is the perfect time to get shopping done in time for Chanukah while th~ children are in Sunday schooL" "If you're looking for a one- stop shopping experience forall of your trendy holiday gifts, you should definitely put the Holi- day Boutique on your calendar," said Lauren Friedman, the JCC's membership and events JFS request: Help make Chanukah a mitzvah this year ect, an annual winter holiday gift-giving program to families in need, permitting JFS to pur- chase needed toys. Lastyear, Get Caught Caring distributed toys, gift cards and food to more than 400 children. In this continued challenging economy, it is an- ticipated that JFS will receive the same, if not more, amount of requests for help. Program organizers say," For your donation, JFS will send a mitzvah certificate for you to present to your child on the last night of Chanukah." Donations may be mailed to JFS, 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park. FL 32789. Donations of toys for children I year of age to teens are always appreciated and can be brought directly to JFS. Formoreinformation regarding Get Caught Caring, contact Es Cohen, director of development, at 407-644-7593, ext. 241. As the lights of the menorah shine brie~-' '1 is holiday season, JFS asks that parents give their child a Chanukah mitzvah gift. For one of the nights of Chanukah. JFS wants families to send a donation of $36 in honor of your child or in honor of your child's favorite teacher to JFS and help a less fortunate child's holiday become brighter. All donations receivedwiU go to the Get Caught Caring proj- the Central Florida Music Teachers Association An- nual Student Competition in 2007 for Solo Piano and the Florida State Music Teachers Association District Piano Concerto Competition held at Stetson University in 2007. He currently attends Trinity Preparatory School and maintains straight"A's." He is a pianist of the Trin- ity Symphony Orchestra. Levitan also came in second at the National Scholastic Chess Championships held in Orlando in early 2009. This program is made pos- sible by donations to the CRJ's Cultural Arts Fund. Tickets are available at $36 for sponsor seating, $12 for lan Levitan general admission and free to seniors and students. To purchase tickets or for more PAGE 3A information, contact Debbie Gold, at 407-645-0444 or dgold@crjorlando.org. HARVEY g. 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