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Some participants in 'You Are Israel'


Karen Hagan, regional CEO for the American Red Cross, Mid-Florida region.

"You Are Israel" will welcome the Central Florida community to an afternoon of learning the latest there is to know about Israel today. The event, which will take place on Sunday, March 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, the Jewish Community Center, Hillel, Congregation Ohev Shalom and Zionistas. There is no admission charge.

The program includes an address by Consul General of Israel and Puerto Rico Chaim Shacham and side sessions from which to choose. Each session will be done twice during the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.

Among those participating are Drs. Jeffrey Bornstein, Mark Klafter, and Daniel Layish. All have experience with the medical community in Israel.

Dr. Bornstein is the medical director of pediatric gastroenterology at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He has been recognized in Orlando Magazine's Best and Top Doctor's issue for the past eight years.

Dr. Klafter, a neurologist at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, is an instructor (assistant professor) for UCF and Florida Hospital and a courtesy professor at the University of Florida. He is a member of the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.

Since 1997, Dr. Daniel Layish has been a member of the Central Florida Pulmonary Group. He is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He serves as chairman of the Maimonides Society.

Karen Hagan serves as the regional chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region. She will share her recent experience in Israel with Magen David Adom.

Franklin and Marilyn Schwartz bring a depth of experience of life in Israel. For more than 30 years they have traveled across the Atlantic to their second home, a condo on the beach in Netanya. They have much to share of life with their daughter and family and the many Israel friends they have made.

Ari Hoffman, a senior at UCF, will share his recent experiences with the Israel Defense Forces and plans to make aliyah. Hoffman is a founder of the recently formed group at UCF, Knights for Israel.

Additional sessions will include reports from recent technology from Ben Gurion University, and activities in Israel from the Jewish National Fund.

For information contact Sandi Solomon at 407-575-9899-or e-mail sansolomon@hotmail.com.


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