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PAGE 14A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 12, 2014 Two San Francisco Bay area moms, Lisa Kinne and Susan Mayost, set up a new busi- ness they call Sweet Thrills Bakeshop, and their focus has primarily been on develop- ing a new, creative activity for Chanukah--Chocolate Gingerbread Menorah deco- rating kits. "With our kids all now in school (ages 4-8), it was time for us to have some fun with our own creative ideas, not that playing Legos and hav- ing tea parties isn't endlessly satisfying," said Kinne. The idea was sparked by Mayost's own experience as a Jewish parent. Each year her kids would be excited by the idea of building with gingerbread and decorating with candy, so she would go ahead and get them a ginger- bread house. "But as their finished gingerbread house sat among the dreidels and latkes during Chanukah, it just didn't feel quite right," she said. And so, the idea was born to create a product that still offered children all the fun of building and decorating with ginger- bread and candy, but in a way more relevant to the Jewish traditions and Cha- nukah celebrations. "Our Gingerbread Meno- rah Kits are certified Kosher Pareve and come complete with everything you'd need, from chocolate gingerbread pieces for the Menorah, to ready-to-use icing and plenty of candy," Kinne told the Heri- tage. Also available are candy candle-making supplies, with step-by-step instructions that allow children to mold and design their own unique Cha- nukah "candle" collection. For more information about the kits, visit www. sweetthrillsbakeshop The sixth-grade Social Studies students at the Jew- ish Academy of Orlando took a step back in time to learn about ancient civilizations. Steven Rosenberg, M.D. Carlos M. Jacinto, M.D. Harleen Anderson, M.D. /\~.~E,"~G-,: ,:k AY~.I ~.l"/'t~-\ ASSC;C~ATES OF CENTP. A[ F[C)PlDA Treating patients in Central Florida for over 25 Years Treafing Allergic Diseases of the Ears, Nose & Throat Our physicians are Board Certified Allergy, Asthma & Immunology & Board Certitied Pediatrics Winter Park 407-678-4040 Altamonte Springs 407-331-6244 www.aaacfonline.com Orlando 407-370-3705 Viera 407-678-4040 To better understand the importance mummifica- tion played in the Ancient Egyptian civilization, the students mummified a ko- sher chicken. This multi- day, multi-step activity was a unique experience. The students can't wait to open their sarcophagus (a stone coffin) next school year in science class and see how successful they were. For more information about the Jewish Academy of Orlando or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Jessica Mishael, Admissions Manager, at jmishael@myjao. org or 407-647-0713.