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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 19, 2014 The t locaust Ce'nterpresents 'A Replacen nt Life' a00'Jthor Boris Fishman The Holocaust Memo- rial Resource and Education Center (HMREC) is pleased to announce an upcoming reception with Boris Fish- man, author of "A Replace- ment Life." The New York Times calls Fishman's novel, "bold, ambitious andwickedly smart." The reception with Fishman is free, open to the public, and will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 from I By Pare Ruben p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Holo- caust Center. Book clubs and individu- als interested in reading the novel and attending the event are encouraged to RSVP to Bailey Robb at 407-628-0555 or The free receptionwill include refreshments and after the discussion, Fishman will be available for book signing. "A Replacement Life" is the story of a struggling 25-year- old writerwho, after the death of his grandmother, turns to forgery. In 2006, the young writer, Slava Gelman, is called upon by his recently widowed grandfather to draft an elabo- rate story of escape from the Nazis. Gelman's grandmother was a Holocaust survivor, but his grandfather escaped long before the Holocaust. Gelman successfully and Red and green everywhere Nursing homes can be sad places to visit year-round but visiting at holiday time can be even more upsetting. Imagine that your home has turned red and green, with Christmas lights and Christmas music galore. The yuletide spirit decks the halls, as well as the dining room with baked ham and eggnog featured through- out the month of December. Every year, from Thanksgiv- ing through the New Year, our Jewish elders in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities experience the "glad tidings" of the Christmas season. While it is a festive time of year for almost every faith, the singularity of the celebration can leave Jewish seniors out in the cold. That iswhy Orlando seniors are so lucky to have the Jewish Pavilion. Most Jewish seniors in other U.S. cities report that they are uncomfortable in their facilities at holiday time. Thanks to the Jewish Pavilion, there is not a building in town that lacks Chanukah d6cor. Moreover, every elderly Jew has the opportunity to Shown here is Ruth Darvin celebrating Chanukah with a resident at Arden Court. She has been bringing joy to elders on behalf of the Jewish Pavilion for more than 12 years. attend a Chanukah party encouraged to participate in complete with the lighting the parties and acknowledge of the menorah, blessings, Chanukah. Chanukah history, songs, Visit www.jewishpavilion. traditional holiday foods, mu- org or call 407-678-9363 sicalentertainmentandgifts, to contribute to the Jewish Their non-Jewish friends are holiday experience. illegally obtains restitution for his grandfather using the fabricated story. When word of Gelman's success reaches the Russian immigrant commu- nity in Manhattan, Gelman's writing skills become highly demanded. Book reviewer Patricia T. O'Connor explains, "The only problem with this novel is that its covers are too close together. I wanted more of Gelman, his bumpy love life, J Ball to honor Kleimans and Lefkowi00!zes Attendees enjoying last year's J Ball. The Roth Family Jew- ish Community Center of Greater Orlando is pleased to announce it. will honor Susie and Ed Kleiman, Pearl and Howard Lefkowitz, and their families, at its annual J Ball event on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. "We are thrilled to honor the Kleimans and Lefkowitzes for their incredibly strong commitment to our JCC and community," said David Wayne, executive director. The event, which will begin at 7 p.m., will include enter- tainment, food stations, an open bar, and silent auction. General admission is $90 ($70 for seniors and parents with-children enrolled in the Richard S. Adler Early Child- hood Learning Center and J University). To register, visit www. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportuni- ties, contact David Wayne at 407-621-4042 or DavidW@ PAGE 3A his venal grandfather, even Herr Barber." The Holocaust Center would like to thank its event sponsor, GreenbergTraurig. For more information on"A Replacement Life" visit: www. Boris Fishman IN CELEBRATION OF tt A Se0000cha To Remember SPECIAL CELEBRATION ISSUE JANUARY 30, 2015 Hundreds of different parties will be held in the Jewish community throughout the coming year. HERITAGE readers will be in need of a variety of products and services, including hotels, hair salons, clothing stores, jewelers, printers, florists, restaurants and many others. You can reach this exclusive buying market by placing your advertising message in the HERITAGE Special Celebration Issue. Don't let those weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other simchas pass you by. Make sure your business is included on our readers' shopping lists. Advertising Deadline: January 23, 2015