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Bulletin April 2010 - Nisan/Iyyar 5770 SHABBAT SERVICES Services will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner, Rabbi Rafi Cohen and Hazzan Jesse Holzer

The Jacksonville Jewish Center invites you to participate in its first Mitzvah Day…

Hands on JJC Sunday, April 25th

Friday, April 2 Morning Service: 7:10 a.m. Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting: 7:27 p.m. Saturday, April 3 Intermediate Shabbat of Passover Weekly Portion: Hol Hamoed Pesah Morning Service: 9:00 a.m. Minha: 6:45 p.m. Friday, April 9 Morning Service: 7:10 a.m. *Special Evening Service with Kol Train at 6:15 p.m.* Candle lighting: 7:32 p.m. Saturday, April 10 Weekly Portion: SH’MINI Morning Service: 9:00 a.m. Minha: 6:45 p.m. Friday, April 16 Morning Service: 7:10 a.m. Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting: 7:36 p.m. Saturday, April 17 Weekly Portion: TAZRIA-M’TZORA Morning Service: 9:00 a.m. Minha: 6:45 p.m. Friday, April 23 Bat Mitzvah of Gabrielle Cohen Morning Service: 7:10 a.m. Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting: 7:40 p.m. Saturday, April 24 Bat Mitzvah of Gabrielle Cohen Weekly Portion: AHAREY MOT-K’DOSHIM Morning Service: 7:10 a.m. Minha: 7:00 p.m. Daily Minyan Times Sundays: 9:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Mon – Thurs: 7:10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. ** Thurs, April 1st: 7:10 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. **See inside for Passover Service Times**

Hands on JJC is a wonderful opportunity for our congregation and Center community to participate in the holy task of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Mitzvah Day is a concerted effort, on a single day, to bring the entire community together to spend one day dedicated to volunteering with social justice projects/activities at the JJC and in the community. There are a variety of projects that cater to diverse interests, capabilities, and ages to choose from. Please see the enclosed insert details.

L’Dor V’Dor Society Brunch Sunday, May 2nd at 10 AM The entire community is cordially invited to come learn about the new annual campaign that has been created exclusively to support Jewish education for our future Jewish leaders. During the morning we will be awarding the Rabbi David Gaffney Leadership in Education Award to a very deserving educator! You will also have the opportunity to meet Jon Mitzmacher, the new Head of School for the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School. Nosh, learn and visit with your friends at this informative event. Complimentary continental brunch included.

Installation of the new Officers & Board of Directors Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 7:45 PM Please join us as we bid farewell to our current Officers and Board of Directors, and install the incoming officers and board members. Watch your email and mail for more details or contact Lori Schoettler at 292-1000 ext. 113 or lori.schoettler@jaxjewishcenter.com


A Message from the RabbiRabbi Rafi Cohen Continuing Our March for the Living As we approach Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) which occurs this month on Sunday, April 11, I recall one of the most significant trips I have ever experienced. When I was a high school sophomore, I participated in the March of the Living, an international, educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland for Yom Ha’Shoah. Central to the trip is a march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and it is followed by a flight to Israel to observe Yom Ha’zikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. One of the expressed goals of the March of the Living is for young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing “never again.” It is crucial however, to consider the meaning of these words and that Jewish people need not be the only ones to take this vow. While the words “never again” are part of our vernacular and an overarching concept in any Jewish history curriculum, there are many non-Jewish groups who find ways to observe this important date whether by gathering for a brief ceremony, lighting a yellow memorial candle in memory of the six million, or reading some of the names of those who perished during the Shoah. A recent article in The Jewish Week (New York City’s equivalent to the Jacksonville Jewish News) describes a group of eight teens, mostly black and Latino, who are currently seeking funds to complete a trip of their own to Eastern Europe and to go “back in history” to experience their own march of the living. For these members of the Global History class at the High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice, a public school near the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the trip to Auschwitz is a potentially life-changing experience that I was very fortunate to undergo. To this day, when I hear the sound of the shofar my mind returns to the blast of the ram’s horn that I, and 6,000 others, heard as we marched from Auschwitz to Birkenau wearing identical blue March of the Living raincoats. It snowed the day that I marched, but I remember the sun piercing through the sky as we emerged from the darkness of one of the crematoria. While my mental snapshots may be different than yours, it is essential that we all find ways to observe Yom Ha’Shoah. Some of our stories about the Holocaust do not resonate as strongly as others and entering a concentration camp barracks filled with children’s shoes and other accessories confiscated during the war certainly makes an impact unlike any other. To quote one reader of an article published by the teens as they attempt to raise funds for their trip, the sights that these inner-city kids may witness upon their visit to Auschwitz will aid them in “becoming voices that we all need in order to keep the facts of the Holocaust alive in the future”. The history we recall belongs to all of us, and we may know someone who marched from Aushwitz to Birkenau, experienced one of the other camps, or perhaps you completed the walk yourself. It is vital for each of us to find meaningful ways to remember what happened and complete our own symbolic march for the living.

Adult Education at the Center Monday Morning Mishnah - Monday mornings, following morning minyan - Rabbi Lubliner leads a brief teaching from our foundational text. Contact Cassie Vichozsky at 268-4200 ext. 115 for more information. No class April 5th or April 26th. Mondays 7:00 p.m. - Talmud Class - An ongoing, leisurely paced analysis of law and lore in tractate Megillah in an intimate setting with Rabbi Lubliner. Contact Cassie Vichozsky at 268-4200 ext. 115 for more information. No class April 5th or April 26th. Tuesdays Tuesday & Tefillin - Tuesday mornings, following morning minyan - Rabbi Rafi Cohen briefly teaches about the things we wear (including tefillin) when we pray. No phylacteries required! Contact Rabbi Cohen at 268-4200 ext. 134 for more information. No class April 6th. Sundays from 10:15 a.m. until 12 noon An Introduction to Judaism - taught by lay and professional teachers from the Center community, classes will excite and inform through lively discussion and activities. The course consists of seven 4week units, including topics such as: Jewish Spirituality, Sacred Books, Jewish Time, Contemporary Judaism in America, Ethics & Values, and more. Open to the entire community. Contact Cassie Vichozsky to register for this course. Saturday, April 17th 2nd Shabbat of every month 9:15 a.m. - Jewish Meditation Shabbat Morning - Invite your soul to enter Shabbat in an extended moment of stillness. Beginners welcome. Contact Cassie Vichozsky at 268-4200 ext. 115 for more information. Saturday, April 17th 3rd Shabbat of every month 8:00 a.m. - Coffee & Torah - Come enjoy a strong cup of brew, a tasty breakfast treat, and thoughtprovoking insights into the weekly Torah portion in the intimate setting of Rabbi Lubliner 's office. Contact Cassie Vichozsky at 268-4200 ext. 115 for more information. Wednesday, April 21st 3rd Wednesday of every month 10:30 a.m. - Sisterhood Seminar Series with Rabbi Lubliner at the Jacksonville Jewish Center - When Women Pray - Join us each month as we sa mple fr om the treasure tr ove of prayer compositions written by and for Jewish women. We will discuss the ways in which the prayers of women draw from and contribute to the wellsprings of Jewish tradition, even as we consider how such prayers serve as a de facto commentary on the gender divide in worship throughout much of our history. Contact Janice Knack at 370-0052 for more information.


PSALMS & PRAYERS IN ART led by Linda Parker

PASSOVER 5770 2010 SCHEDULE FOR HOLIDAYS Friday, April 2 - Intermediate Shabbat of Passover

April 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

7:15 –8:30 p.m.

6:30 PM: Minha/Ma’ariv 7:27 PM: Candle lighting Saturday, April 3 - Intermediate Shabbat of Passover

9:00 AM: Shaharit 6:45 PM: Minha followed by Seudah Shlishit & Ma’ariv 8:28 PM: Shabbat ends Sunday, April 4 - Seventh Day of Passover

6:30 PM: Minha/Ma’ariv 7:29 PM: Candle lighting Monday, April 5 - Seventh Day of Passover Join us for this inspirational art class that will take you on a meditative journey into the Psalms and prayers which are a part of our daily liturgy.

$45 members/$55 non members RSVP to Destiny Wilcox at 292-1000 ext. 225

9:00 AM: Shaharit ***Free babysitting from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 7:30 PM: Minha followed by study session & Ma’ariv 8:30 PM: Candle lighting Tuesday, April 6 - Eighth Day of Passover

9:00 AM: Shaharit with Yizkor ***Free babysitting from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 7:30 PM: Minha followed by study session & Ma’ariv 8:30 PM: Yom Tov ends Leaven may be purchased/eaten after 9:30 PM

JJC Green Team EASY TIPS TO GO GREEN AT HOME 1. Reusable Bags When you go out shopping, bring your own reusable bags. This preserves resources by cutting down on the huge number of paper and plastic bags that are discarded after a single trip. Stores may even give you a bag credit. 2. Tap Water Drink water from the tap, instead of buying single-use bottled water, which requires much more energy to produce, store and transport. Barely 20% of those plastic bottles end up getting recycled, and most are made out of petroleum. Use filters if you are concerned about your local water supply. 3. Electricity. There are many ways to trim those electric bills. Wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot, line dry your linens, and use a toaster oven for small heating needs instead of a bigger electric stove. Open windows to let the light in, turn off unneeded lights and appliances, and unplug unused electronics to counter the 'energy vampire' effect.

Family University A Community Day of Learning Sunday, April 18th Join us for this year’s program “Jews around the World.” The sessions will develop an understanding of the diversity of Jewish life around the world through food, music, culture, traditions and eyewitness accounts from many of our community members and clergy. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.- Sessions begin at 9:45 a.m.

Contact Adam Bronstone at 448-5000 for more information.


Mazel Tov to... Arlene Korr on the birth of granddaughter, Eliesheva Tamima Meyerowitz on December 24, 2009 to Rabbi Yisroael and Julie (Slavkin) Meyerowitz of Riverdale, N.Y. Grandparents are Steve Slavkin of Tampa, and Joel and Marsha Meyerowitz of Philadelphia, PA. Robyn & Brian Bell on the birth of their daughter, Madyson Leah Bell on January 14, 2010. Grandparents are Norma and Richard Bell of Orlando, Karen Andres of Jacksonville, and Eric & Kathy Andres of Ohio. The baby was named after the late Mitchell and Lois Peltz. Max Goldstein on being named a National Merit Finalist. Parents are Jeffrey and Doris Goldstein. Grandmother is Beverly Goldstein.

Center Sisterhood

2nd Annual Men’s Club/Sisterhood Scavenger Hunt

April 3rd 8:15-11:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a Havdalah service and then off to the scavenger hunt. All will return with their wacky pictures. There will be kosher– for– Passover ice cream and games for those who want to stay back and wait for others to return. $9 per person in advance $10 at the door. Please contact Cindy or Dan Wohl at 733-0120 to RSVP!

JJC Sisterhood Donor Event A Night of Intrigue Mystery Theatre

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:00 p.m. Dessert Buffet RSVP by April 15, 2010 to Cindy Silverberg at 733-6649 or cindysilverberg@att.net Stage Manager $36-$99 Director $100-$249 Producer $250-$499 Executive Producer over $500

Membership Spotlight Jaime & Jamie Kaufman We are pleased to welcome Jaime & Jamie Kaufman as new members of the Jacksonville Jewish Center. Their daughter, Hannah, is 15 months old. We are originally from … Jaime & Jamie moved here from Norfolk, VA in 2007. (Watch the spelling now …) Jaime was born and raised in Centreville, OH. He attended Wright State University where he met his future wife, Jamie (still watching the spelling?), who is originally from San Diego, CA. Jaime transferred to Ohio University and completed his music performance degree. When they moved to Norfolk, VA Jamie earned her degree in accounting from Old Dominion University. Our profession, interests and hobbies are … Jamie is currently a stay-at-home mom and Jaime is a musician for the Navy. They both love watching movies and listening to music together. Jaime is also a computer enthusiast, while Jamie (everyone got it straight now?) loves to spend her free time scrapbooking. We are looking forward to getting involved in … Jaime plays trumpet and hopes to share his musical talents with the congregation. They are both excited to participate in the many family and educational programs here at the Center. Above all, they are looking forward to making new connections in the community.

Leah & Scott Kennelly Leah & Scott Kennelly are the newest members to join the Jacksonville Jewish Center. We are originally from … Scott grew up in Peoria, IL and Sarasota, FL, while Leah is a native of Jacksonville. Both Scott and Leah attended the University of Florida for undergraduate school and Scott attended law school there, as well. Since graduating college and law school, they have lived in Jacksonville. Our profession, interests and hobbies are … Scott is an attorney and Leah is a director of marketing for interior designers. Scott loves do-it-yourself home improvements and Leah is very interested in interior design. We are looking forward to getting involved in … Scott and Leah are expecting their first child in the late spring. They look forward to getting involved in young member and family activities at the Jacksonville Jewish Center.

A Special Welcome to Our Newest Members Lea Gabbay Scott Magnes Dane & Lonnie Margol Carmen & Bill Waggoner


Donations

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Alice & Bernard Selevan Religious School In memory of Charles Goldwater by Mrs. Scott Brenenson In memory of Vera Brezin by Naomie & Bob Bossen In memory of Herb Sapolsky by Eleanor Sapolsky In memory of Raye Prystowsky by Kate Robbins In memory of Dr. James Young by Lanny Zimmerman

Art Fund In memory of Hattye Bobroff by Renee Soforenko In memory of Dorothy Soforenko Grossman by Renee Soforenko B’Kol Ehad Prayer Books In memory of Hannah Rose by Stephanee Rose In memory of Sara Miller Rosenbloom by Stephanee Rose In memory of Golda Goldiner by Svetlana & Yakov Goldiner In memory of Marshall Grauer by Annette Bernstein In memory of Selwyn Savage by Martha Savage

Ilene Selevan Endowment Fund In memory of Chuck Sussman by Merle & Ronnie Cherry In memory of Fannie Levin by Merle & Ronnie Cherry

Israel Scholarship Fund In appreciation of Naomie & Bob Bossen by Joette & John Anderson

Jakob Rogozinski Endowment Fund In memory of Ruth Albert by Kim & Hal Schemer

Leibo Fund In memory of Lillian Leibovitz by Mrs. Isidore Weiss In memory of Chuck Sussman by Marsha & Ronnie Pollock In memory of Renee Bloom by Marsha & Ronnie Pollock

Milton & Sylvia Hecht Program Fund In memory of Sol Niamond by Larry Hecht & Family In memory of Meyer Hecht by Larry Hecht & Family

Miriam & Henry Kramer Library Fund

In honor of Rita Baumgarten’s Special Birthday by Sonya Morris In honor of Tania Yegelwel’s Special Birthday by Sonya Morris

In memory of Hilda Lewit by Friends at DBPR In memory of Abraham Dittman by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Eva Dittman by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Tillie Miller by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Edward Miller by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Allan Banks by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Bernard Miller by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Sally Rosenbloom by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Aaron Gaffney by Anita & Jack Dittman In memory of Lyle Arinsberg by Joann Arinsberg

Camp Ramah Fund

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Fund

Building Fund In memory of Anna Glickstein Pilton by Margo Ruby In memory of Ernest Pilton by Margo Ruby In memory of Florence Becker by Matthew Becker In memory of Ruth Albert by Margo & Stanley Ruby In memory of Helene Pollan by Margo & Stanley Ruby

Byron Morris Fund

In memory of Chuck Sussman by Barbara & Mike Schneider In memory of Vera Brezin by Barbara & Mike Schneider

Cantor Holzer’s Discretionary Fund In memory of Bill Goldstein by Lynn & Lenny Maiman In appreciation of Hazzan Holzer by Joette & John Anderson

Cemetery Fund In memory of Gineda Banks by Tamara & Boris Kaufman In memory of Sadie Trager by Naomie & Bob Bossen In memory of Joseph Cohen by Allan & Kathleen Cohen In memory of Siddy Schemer by Linda & Nathan Franzblau In memory of Eva Setzer by Marilyn Setzer Hirsch In memory of Max Weiss by Marlene Sussman In memory of S. William Goldstein by Doris & Jeffrey Goldstein In memory of Katie Lassk by Jean Weinberg

In memory of Hyman Rothman by Hannah Rosenberg In memory of Aaron Gaffney by Leslie Held & Eric Held In memory of Fannie Levin by Leslie Held & Eric Held In memory of Norman Freedman by Leslie Held & Eric Held In memory of Ruth Albert by Leslie Held & Eric Held In memory of Vera Brezin by Barbara & Eliot Safer In memory of Mattie & Ed Feldstein by Andrea Hernandez In memory of Marshall Grauer by Ellen & Barry Setzer In memory of Anita Garfinkel by the DuBow Family In memory of Herb Sapolsky by Jeffrey Sapolsky

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Library Fund

In memory of Helene Pollan by Leslie Held & Eric Held In memory of Helene Pollan by Rochelle Shainbrown

In memory of Bea Browdy by Arlene & Evan Yegelwel In memory of Bill Hethington by Arlene & Evan Yegelwel In memory of Morris Baumgarten by Rita & Harold Baumgarten In memory of Renee Bloom by Arlene & Evan Yegelwel In memory of Vera Brezin by Arlene & Evan Yegelwel In memory of Sophie Spiwak Witten by Sharon & Bruce Witten

Dedicated Chumash

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Mitzvah Fund

In memory of Frieda Margol Katz by Rochelle Shainbrown

For recovery of Oren Margol by Kim & Hal Schemer In memory of Renee Bloom by Kim & Hal Schemer In memory of Fannie Levin by Kim & Hal Schemer In memory of Sylvia Whitman by Kim & Hal Schemer

Daniel & Helene Pollan Preschool Fund

Education Fund In honor of Ian Heger’s 40th Birthday by Rachel & Craig Morgenthal In honor of Ian Heger’s 40th Birthday by Mauri & Alan Mizrahi In memory of Vera Brezin by Marcelle & Nolan Karstaedt In memory of Evelyn Miller by Helen DuBow In memory of Leo Miller by Helen DuBow In memory of Ann Gross by Ruth Gross In memory of Milton Felder by Dorrie & Lanny Felder In memory of Vera Brezin by Marilyn & Charles Feldstein In memory of Shelby Harold Trager by Naomie & Bob Bossen

Moss Memorial Fund In memory of Mary Cohen by Anne Presser

Neal F. Portnoy Youth Fund In memory of Paul Samuel Weisstein by Linda & Harold Weisstein

Preschool Fund

Educational Endowment Fund

Special Thanks to Joni Shmunes by Laura & Michael Rubin In honor of the birth of Tobias Emmanuel Hoff by Melanie & Ben Setzer In memory of Helene Pollan by Nancy & Richard Davis

In memory of Gertrude Bobroff by Sheila & Leo Jacobson

Rabbi Cohen’s Discretionary Fund

Elayne & Marty Brown Memorial Fund

In appreciation of Rabbi Cohen by Joette & John Anderson

In memory of Martin Brown by Alvin Brown In memory of Martin Brown by Alison Brown In memory of Martin Brown by Michael, Marcie, Dylan & Mason Brown

Rabbi Lubliner’s Discretionary Fund

General Fund In honor of Rita Baumgarten’s Special Birthday by Annette Bernstein In memory of Nathan Goldin by Irene Sloat In memory of Moe Steinman by Helene Isolica In memory of Esther Kraemer by Sylvia & Walter Kraemer In memory of Nathan Abramson by Michael Abramson In memory of Ruth Albert by Merle & Ronnie Cherry In memory of Ruth Albert by Stacie & Larry Wilf In memory of Sylvia Whitman by Stacie & Larry Wilf In memory of Anita Garfinkel by Single Source Services In memory of Bennie Baker by Betsy & David Baker In memory of Aaron Gaffney by Judith & Stephen Silverman

In memory of Mina Schwartz by Elsie Yellin In appreciation of Rabbi Lubliner by Joette & John Anderson In memory of Rose Toby Einbinder by Maxene & Marvin Gillman In memory of Fannie Levin by Maxene & Marvin Gillman In honor of Jack Bettman by Maxene & Marvin Gillman In memory of Nathan Schneider by Maxene &Marvin Gillman In memory of Norman Freedman by Maxene & Marvin Gillman For recovery of Oren Margol by Maxene & Marvin Gillman In memory of Solly Safer by Maxene & Marvin Gillman In memory of Morris Rosenblatt by Ruth & Elias Rosenblatt In appreciation of Rabbi Lubliner by Reily Hardee In memory of Rubin Saraga by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Saraga In memory of Vitya Gefter by Sergie & Mila Gefter In memory of Florence Lewis by Linda Markowitz In memory of Albert Markowitz by Robert Markowitz


Donations (Continued) Rabbi Lubliner’s Discretionary Fund In memory of Anna Harris by Eta Perras In memory of David Lazar by Naomi & Lawrence Lazar In memory of Mary Frances Taft by Evelyn Meisel In memory Elsie Uditsky by Sherry & Sheldon Fages In memory of Samuel Ramsey by Dorrie & Lanny Felder

Our B’Nai Mitzvah The parents and family of our B’Nai Mitzvah invite the congregation to share their simcha during Shabbat services.

In memory of Marilyn Safer by Deena & Jim Richman

Bat Mitzvah of Gabrielle Hope Cohen

Sylvia H. Shorstein Scholarship Fund

April 23 & 24, 2010

Safer Shabbaton Fund In memory of Isser Price by Florence & Gerald Schemer In memory of Stanley Evans by Florence & Gerald Schemer In memory of Abraham Marks by Jeanette Newman In honor of Carly Stevens Bat Mitzvah by Beth & Mark Shorstein

In Memorium… We are saddened by the passing of Anita Garfinkel on February 27th, and extend our condolences to her children Barry (Dana) Garfinkel, Randy (Paula) Garfinkel, Brenda (Steve) Albert, Kim (Doug) Diamond and Bobby (JoAnn) Garfinkel; grandchildren Jeff, Elisa, Mike, Scott, Jennifer, Heather, Lauren, Alec, Blake, Olivia and Chloe; and to her three great-grandchildren.

We extend our condolences to... Wendy Brezin (Gary Kresel) on the passing of her mother, Vera Brezin on Wednesday, February 17th. Granddaughter: Dana Kresel. Cheril Clevette on the passing of her brother, Aaron Kleinfeld on Thursday, February 18th. Nephews: Justin & Andrew Clevette. Barbara Goodman on the passing of her husband, Martin Zimmerman on Monday, February 22nd. Father & Mother-in-law: David & Jean Goodman. Carmen & Bill Waggoner on the passing of their daughter, Diane Judith Wright on Friday, February 26th in Dallas, TX. Heidi Katzin on the passing of her father, Norman Katz, on Friday, February 26th. Judie (Brian) Benwick on the passing of her mother, Elsie Uditsky on Monday, March 1st. Robin (Marco) Rand on the passing of her brother-in-law, Paul Rubin, on Monday, March 8th. Mother-in-law: Lillie Sorkin.

Daughter of Anna & Joe Cohen


JJC Preschool Q and U get Married at the Jacksonville Jewish Center Preschool Weddings are always such happy occasions, especially when they are between two letters that belong together! Harry Shmunes, or Mr. Harry, performed the marriage between Letter Q (represented by Ashley Zunic) to Letter U (represented by Mason Teitelbaum) with all the rules and guidelines of the other 24 letters of the alphabet. The preschoolers watched in amazement as the ceremony took place. There was a chuppah, witnesses, flowers, bridesmaids, a Ketubah, and of course, the breaking of the glass (their crayons)! Parents and students sang in celebration and watched as Letter Q circled around Letter U seven times. Their union was sealed as they wrote their letters side by side and broke their crayons . Once again, the fantastic teachers at the JJC Preschool combined creativity and excitement with a true learning experience! Come check out the JJC Preschool. Contact Stephanie Teitelbaum at 268-4200 x136 for information and/or to take a tour.

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School MJGDS welcomes faculty, staff and students back to school on April 7, 2010 from Passover/Spring Break. We have an exciting month ahead and especially look forward to Family University which we are cosponsoring with the Jacksonville Jewish Federation at the Jacksonville Jewish Center on April 18 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. The theme, Jews around the World, a topic the Day School has delved into this school year through Skype calls and the Jewish Lens Project, will expose the community to the wonderful differences and commonalities between Jews everywhere.

Upcoming Events: Sunday, April 4: Come out and take a look at the MJGDS students' artwork as it is featured in the Mandarin Art Show, located at the corner of Mandarin Road and Brady Road. Monday, April 12: Conference Day - no school for students Sunday, April 18: Family University - counts as a day of school for MJGDS students. Monday, April 19- Tuesday, April 27: Standardized Testing Wednesday, April 28: Kaleidoscope Day at the Cummer Museum

JJC Youth Groups ChalutzimSunday, April 11 Elections & Rock Climbing at the YMCA, 12:30-2:30pm Drop off and pick up at South Metro Y 3563 Philips Hwy, 32207 Current 3rd graders are welcome to attend. RSVP to Mauri 262-6503 Sunday, April 25 Hands on JJC- A Day of Mitzvot 12:15-5:15pm. Chalutzim will leave from the Center on a bus, go to Mose Park and help with "air potato" clean up. We will then join the Men's Club at the World Golf Village for a 2 vs 2 Putting Tournament. Parents, please plan to attend with your child. RSVP required, please call Mauri 262-6503.

KadimaFriday, April 16- Shabbat Services and Dinner at Jenna Levine’s home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. What a beautiful way to share Shabbat with your Kadima friends. Sunday, April 25- Hands on JJC- A Day of Mitzvot and Elections. Kadima will be raising money for autism. We will join many others at the zoo, and walk for a cure for autism. We will leave the JJC on a bus at 7:15am and return by 11:00am. RSVP is a must for us to get a bus. Please call Sue 367-0902 or Perrin 737-2157. Elections will be held at the JJC Youth Lounge at 11:00am.

Bernard & Alice Selevan Religious School March was all about Passover for the JJC Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School students. Our study of Passover culminated in two model seders. There was a Kindergarten – 2nd Grade model seder for our youngest students and their families, with lots of suggestions for keeping our children involved and busy at our home seders. We had a unique “progressive model seder” in 3rd – 6th Grades, with help from our 7th and 8th Graders. Activities and songs reinforced the students’ knowledge of our Passover traditions. Save the Date: Wednesday, April 14th – Religious School resumes Sunday, April 18th – Family University Sunday, April 25th – Hands on JJC— Mitzvah Day!

USYRegional Convention in Orlando. April 9-11, 2010. Paperwork will be out soon! Don't miss the fun! Remember, you need to attend 33% of our USY event's to be eligible to go to Regionals. Sunday, April 25th- Hands on JJC- A Day of Mitzvot and Elections USY will be coordinating and playing in a Rummy Cube Tournament at River Garden, 1:30pm. $5 entry fee. Prizes for the winners. Practice hard we need you! Elections will be held at River Garden at @ 2:30pm. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 TNT Practice for the Israeli Army with Jello Wrestling 7:00-8:30pm JJC Youth Lounge. Entry fee $5 and 3 cans of food to donate!


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