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NONPROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT. MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 1759701 Commerce Center Court Fort Myers, Florida 33908 DELIVER TO CURRENT RESIDENT OR POSTMASTER: DATED RELIGIOUS NEWS ITEMS. TIME SENSITIVE PLEASE EXPEDITE! To donate to the Federations Annual Campaign, call 239.481.4449 or visit www.JewishFederationLCC.org. www.JewishFederationLCC.org Vol. 40, No. 5 January 2018 / 5778 Advancing our mission Alan Isaacs FROM THEEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A s our 2017 campaign year generosity of our community. Generosity comes in several forms, all mission: To strengthen and enrich the Jewish Community by providing and supporting philanthrop ic, educational and social service pro grams locally, in Israel and throughout the world vision: A Jewish Community that is based on Jewish values such as Tzedakah (be nevolence), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Klal Yisrael (taking responsibility for one another). needs of our community at large, and serves as a social service safety net We depend on you for your involvement as participants, volunteers and supporters. 2018, as it is every day, to advance our mission and to draw yet closer to our volvement: Participate now! Volunteer now! Support now! J e w i s h F e d e r a t i o n a n d T e m p l e B e t h E l S i s t e r h o o d invite you to a screening of J E W I S H P I O N E E R S A i l m a b o u t J e w i s h l i f e i n L e e C o u n t y a s s e e n t h r o u g h t h e e y e s o f S h e i l a & J e r r y L a b o d a S U N D A Y F E B R U A R Y 1 8 2 : 0 0 P M T e m p l e B e t h E l D u b i n C e n t e r 1 6 2 2 5 W i n k l e r R d P J L I B R A R Y R A D I O L I V E For complete information on all 11 lms, dates, times and a ticket order form, see pages 16-17.

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2 LCHAYIM invites correspondence on subjects of interest to Jewish people. Partisan political opinions will not be published, LCHAYIM should be Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties January 2018 Volume 40, Number 5 Co-Presidents: Board: Executive Director: Alan Isaacs Program Director : Executive Assistant: Jewish Family Services: Jodi Cohen Editor/Designer: Advertising: FEBRUARY ISSUE EDITORIAL DEADLINE: Friday, January 5 OUR FEDERATION In this issue: 5 Our Community 10 Jewish Interest 16 Jewish Film Festival 19 Israel & the Jewish World 20 Marketplace 24 Commentary 24 From the Bimah 26 Focus on Youth 28 Organizations 30 Community Directory 30 Temple News Grow your business with LCHAYIM. Reach 5,000 local Jewish residents through this paper.For more information or to place an ad, call Jim at 239.634.6923 or send an email to JamesLewin@jfedLCC.org.Program notes Leni Sack I past four years. 22ndpation of seeing old friends and event. Talia PJ Library required. To reserve a space, please contact me at Jewish Pioneers, Sheila and Jerry Laboda YLGHG\003E\\000WKH\003%\(\003LVWHUKRRG\021\003KH\003HYHQW\003LV\003IUHH\003DQG\003 RSHQ\003WR\003WKH\003\FRPPXQLW\)66.4 (\021 Author event at Alliance for the Arts Stolen Beauty GD\)65.1 (\017\003\\025\024\003DW\003\032\035\023\023\003S\021P\021\003\WKH\003GDZQ\003RI\003WKH\003 20 novel of love, war, art and family gives voice to two line at www.artinlee.org to reserve a space. Space is limited. Other events and programs LCHAYIM WR\003\277QG\003RXW\003ZKDW\266V\003KDSSHQLQJ\003\263-HZLVKO\\000\003WKURXJKRXW\003 /HH\003DQG\003&KDUORWWH\003FRXQWLHV\021\003,\003ZLVK\003HYHU\\000RQH\003D\003YHU\\000 +DSS\\000DQG\003+HDOWK\\000\025\023\024\033\021 Following is a list of staples always in need at the food pantry: P e a n u t b u t t e r a n d j e l l y P a s t a s a u c e ( p a s t a n o t n e e d e d ) R i c e a n d b e a n s C a n n e d v e g e t a b l e s a n d f r u i t s C e r e a l C a n n e d m e a t s C o n d i m e n t s T o i l e t r i e s f o r a d u l t s & c h i l d r e n Gift cards to places like Publix, Walmart, Target, etc., as well as cash donations, are also appreciated. Jewish Family Services helps seniors, individuals and families with a variety of needs. J E W I S H F E D E R A T I O N F O O D P A N T R Y Stay in touch throughout the month. Sign up for the Federations e-blasts.Get the latest information on upcoming community events and cultural activities, breaking news items, updates from Israel and lots more. Send an email to lenibsack@jfedlcc.org

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3 OUR FEDERATION Program notes Following is a list of staples always in need at the food pantry: P e a n u t b u t t e r a n d j e l l y P a s t a s a u c e ( p a s t a n o t n e e d e d ) R i c e a n d b e a n s C a n n e d v e g e t a b l e s a n d f r u i t s C e r e a l C a n n e d m e a t s C o n d i m e n t s T o i l e t r i e s f o r a d u l t s & c h i l d r e n Gift cards to places like Publix, Walmart, Target, etc., as well as cash donations, are also appreciated. Jewish Family Services helps seniors, individuals and families with a variety of needs. J E W I S H F E D E R A T I O N F O O D P A N T R Y Senior Lunch Bunch updateBy Jodi Cohen, Senior Outreach Coordinator congregation and Israel. comedian and magician port and generosity of spirit. is an opportunity for people to come is lively, people are welcoming, and we no one feels left out. Everyone truly come on down. forward to seeing everyone soon so we U P C O M I N G F E D E R A T I O N S T A Y T U N E D M O R E I N F O T O F O L L O W F E B 1 3 J A N 1 1 J e w i s h F i l m F e s t i v a l The Annual Jewish Film Festival of SW Florida is proud to present another premier lineup of outstanding and highly diverse films that will excite, delight, enlighten and provoke our audience. F E B 2 1 A u t h o r E v e n t a t A l l i a n c e f o r t h e A r t s Laurie Lico Albaneses book, Stolen Beauty, combines European Jewish historical fiction with art. M A R 1 3 W o m e n s P h i l a n t h r o p y / L i o n o f J u d a h One of the original writers on Susan Silver, will make us laugh and kvell as she talks about her search for a productive life, a re connection to her Jewish roots and her deep involvement with Israel. A P R 0 8 H o l o c a u s t M e m o r i a l S e r v i c e This annual event is about honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, as well as fulfilling the promise to never forget. A P R 1 5 I s r a e l a t 7 0 F e s t Hard to believe, but Israel is turning 70 years old! Join us as we celebrate a year of recognizing Israels innovative spirit with a big birthday bash! Leading supporters of Jewish Federation programs and services enjoy an evening with actor and author Stephen Tobolowsky hosted by FineMark Bank. nd

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4 OUR FEDERATION LCHAYIM is a monthly nonprot newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. Sunday March 1st The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign provides the resources to strengthen and enrich our Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world. Y O U R S U P P O R T P r o m o t e K I N D N E S S S h a r e y o u r M I T Z V A H S t r e n g t h e n & e n r i c h J E W I S H C O M M U N I T Y H o n o r / R e m e m b e r A L O V E D O N E This year please consider making an additional campaign contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one. Because kindness is contagious we would like to highlight your generosity in LCHAYIM and notify personally those whom you honor. You may choose how your generosity is noted and how we share your mitzvah with our community. Community L CHAYIM Non Needs Joseph Horowitz Israel Travel Grants Available The Joseph Horowitz Israel Travel Grant is available through the Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. The grant may be used for travel to Israel to participate in programs that are volunteer or educational in nature. Our hope is that these programs will enhance Jewish knowledge and identity in preparation for participation in American Jewish life. This grant is for Jewish residents of either county who are 25 years old or younger and can demonstrate a financial need. Academic standing and community involvement may also be considered. For more information or an application, please visit our website at www.JewishFederationLCC.org or contact the Federation at 239 481 4449, ext. 4 or email loriramos@jfedlcc.org. TRIBUTES Each month, LCHAYIM will list your Tributes. Please send them to Lori Ramos at the Federation at loriramos@jfedlcc.org. T o g e t h e r w e C A N M a k e a D i f f e r e n c e FOOD PANTRYTemple Beth El Ruth Lefberg Sara Krivisky Temple Judea Judy & Roger Satin Linda Shuster Shalom Life Center Don & Sandy Komito Bonnie Raitt Howard Silverman Southern Gulf Society of Health System Pharmacists INDIGENT FUNDIsraeli Dancers Rhoda Miller Jack & Ellen Esformes Marcia Hanwit Linda & Jeff Shuster Sandi Sauls Henry Smernoff Robert & Bette Batson Gene & Andrea Sipe Marsha Weiner Adele Anish Beginner Mah Jongg Players The Jewish Federation thanks our GENEROUS DONORS Each Tuesday afternoon, an open session of Mah Jongg is held at the Jewish Federation. Players must be at least advanced beginners, as no lessons are given. DAY: Tuesdays, 12:30~3:30 P.M. FEE: $1 per week for more information call Rona Strausberg at 239.949.9003

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5 OUR COMMUNITY LCHAYIM is a monthly nonprot newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. Sunday March 1st The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign provides the resources to strengthen and enrich our Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world. Y O U R S U P P O R T P r o m o t e K I N D N E S S S h a r e y o u r M I T Z V A H S t r e n g t h e n & e n r i c h J E W I S H C O M M U N I T Y H o n o r / R e m e m b e r A L O V E D O N E This year please consider making an additional campaign contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one. Because kindness is contagious we would like to highlight your generosity in LCHAYIM and notify personally those whom you honor. You may choose how your generosity is noted and how we share your mitzvah with our community. Joseph Horowitz Israel Travel Grants Available The Joseph Horowitz Israel Travel Grant is available through the Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. The grant may be used for travel to Israel to participate in programs that are volunteer or educational in nature. Our hope is that these programs will enhance Jewish knowledge and identity in preparation for participation in American Jewish life. This grant is for Jewish residents of either county who are 25 years old or younger and can demonstrate a financial need. Academic standing and community involvement may also be considered. For more information or an application, please visit our website at www.JewishFederationLCC.org or contact the Federation at 239 481 4449, ext. 4 or email loriramos@jfedlcc.org. Holocaust Museum updateBy Susan Suarez, Executive Director Susan Suarez 21st Bi-Annual HotWorks.orgEstero Fine Art ShowJanuary 6 & 7, 2018Gulf Coast Town CenterL. Frederick Wiesener, Clay HotWorks.org Facebook.com/hotworksartshows Shining a light on the people of Southwest Florida and the arts. NEWS MAGAZINES Voted Top 100 Juried Art Shows in the Country 3 Years in a Row!Gulf Coast Town Center I-75 & Alico Rd/Exit #128 Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm daily ~ Plenty of onsite parking Kids! Call for Entries Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or 5-13 See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There! and dedicated volunteers, we ucation programs. performance of In Flight. In Flight population in particular was in need of I am pleased to announce a new opdemonstrates an investment in our fuprograms, artifact conservation, Museum admission for students and more. plan or life insurance policy. Be sure to caust Museum & Education Center of for information on programming to Murrays Mile x205. Please mark your calendars and ORFDXVW\003ZLWK\003WKHLU\003WHDFKHUV\003'DYLG\003%HOO\003 DQG\003\000LFKHOOH\003/HH\021\003KH\\000PDGH\003LW\003WKHLU\003 PLVVLRQ\003WR\003UHPHPEHU\003DQG\003VKDUH\003WKH\003OHV Hadassah celebrates Israels 70 th birthday By Arlene YedidT including Israeli delicacies. Exciting musical performances will feature two talented performers singing popular present Israeli dances, inviting guests rael! grams and institutions. to a scarcely populated land comprised into a world-class medical organization, instrumental in saving and improving com.

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6 OUR COMMUNITY This publication is brought to you each month thanks to the support of our advertisers. Please be sure to use their products and services, and mention that you found them in LCHAYIM. This months advertisers Gwen Baker, Realtor..............21 Cypress Cove..............................7 Susan Glasser, Realtor .....21 Paragon Pools...........................20 PCC Tile...................................20 .............21 Adrienne Weiner, Realtor.......21 ................20 Community Free Synagogue events and programsIsrael Pilgrimage 2018 Israel Pilgrimage informational Israel tour, current events. deluxe accommodations, premiere tunate to once again secure one of IsBrown Bag Movie Night The Womens Balcony mentary soft drinks are served. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Yis mah Hatani comes from a traditional community. Mini-Course on American antiSemitism between the World Wars QLW\\000\\\000QDJRJXH\266V\003\263,QVWLWXWH\003RI\003 $GXOW\003-HZLVK\003\(GXFDWLRQ\264\003VWDUWV\003WDNHV\003 SODFH\003IURP\003\024\023\035\026\023\003D\021P\021\003WR\003QRRQ\003RQ\003XQ JDWLRQ\266V\003&RPPXQLW\\000 +DOO\021 DXJKW\003E\\000\ $GMXQFW\003URIHVVRU\003RI\003 $PHULFDQ\003+LVWRU\\000-HV sica Evers, Associate 'LUHFWRU\003RI\003WKH\003XQL YHUVLW\\000V\003&HQWHU\003IRU\003 -XGDLF\017\003+RORFDXVW\003DQG\003 *HQRFLGH\003WXGLHV\017\003WKH\003 course will examine D\003EURDG\020EDVHG\003$PHUL BAR MITZVAHBryan DworkinCommunication: Its Art and Soul new JLI course PLEASE SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO SUPPORT OUR FEDERATION & HELP MAKE LCHAYIM POSSIBLE. Jessica Evers Jewish Prisoner Outreach help us make a differenceBy Sid KleinerMost folks, synagogues and or non-profit, totally volunteer-driven to assist us in carrying out our relent less and ongoing endeavors of mitzvot, chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam copy of Gates of Prayer to a requesting Chumashim and Tanakhim of our donated good, tax-paying citizens. But we need WKH\003WRROV\003WKDW\003KHOS\003NHHS\003RXU\003FOLHQWV\003JURZ LQJ\003LQ\003WKH\003I\DLWK\021 :LWK\003WKH\003SUHFHGLQJ\003LQ\003PLQG\017\003ZH\266UH\003 DVNLQJ\003\\000RX\003WR\003VKDUH\003\\000RXU\003GRUPDQW\003-X siddurim tallitot , Tanakhim, Chumashim Sid Kleiner, President gogue of Naples) T friends. nating! Come to a new six-week course ers. Asher Pincus Synagogue. NACHES Congratulations to Brian Berger son of CommuRabbi Nicole Luna and Joe Bord are over BIRTHS Each month, LCHAYIM will list your Life Cycle events births, Bnai Mitzvah, engagements, weddings, anniversaries and obituaries. For Bnai Mitzvah, please include up to 200 words about your child. Submit your events to LChayim36@gmail.com. Photos are appreciated; please e-mail as JPGs at 300dpi.

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7 OUR COMMUNITY Community Free Synagogue events and programs Yis mah Hatani, comes from a traditional community. Mini-Course on American antiSemitism between the World Wars sica Evers, Associate course will examine Communication: Its Art and Soul new JLI courseThe ge m of Southwest Floridas art events By Tom Hall at Gulf Coast Town Center on Dancers collection The Dance Within, The Melody Within and Just a Small Dance Away, cognition. In Twos ways to use metal and modeling to allure. lucence and transparency infuse an air of sculpture are additive or reductive, tistic creativity, and since returning to WKH\003QLWHG\003WDWHV\003LQ\003\025\023\023\034\017\003VKH\003KDV\003FRQ WLQXHG\003WR\003GHYHORS\003KHU\003WDOHQWV\003DQG\003HVWDE OLVK\003D\003UHSXWDWLRQ\003DV\003DQ\003DFFRPSOLVKHG\003 metal sculptor. ULHG\003DQG\003LQYLWDWLRQDO\003H[KLELWV\003DQG\003QD FODLPHG\003DUWLV\WV\003RQ\003WKHPHG\003\H[KLELWV\021\003 KDQDV\266\003ZRUN\003FDQ\003EH\003IRXQG\003LQ\003SXE OLF\003LQVWDOODWLRQV\003LQ\003\RODQG\003DQG\003 WKH\003QLWHG\003WDWHV\003DV\003ZHOO\003DV\003SULYDWH\003FROOHFWLRQV\003KHUH\003DQG\003LQ\003\(QJODQG\003DQG\003$XV WUDOLD\021\003
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8 OUR COMMUNITY Correction: January 9 instead of Monday, January 8. All other lectures will be on Monday evenings as announced. PRINCIPAL SPONSORS Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists Dr. Jonathan Daitch and Dr. Michael Frey PRODUCERS: DIRECTORS : Martha & John Wolf SCREENWRITERS : Sylvia & Paul Simko Barbara & Barry Epstein Lin & Ron Klein Zelda Dubin Philanthropic Memorial Fund Carol & Irwin Friedman FILM STARS : Andrea & Milton Goodman Judi & Richard H. Davis Shirley & Byron Frank Marsha & Mike Kistler Harriet & Alan Josephson Cheryl & Michael Goldstein JoAnn & Jim Lewin Lynda & Michael Rubenstein FESTIVAL FRIENDS: Carolyn Gora Sara Krivisky, chair Susie Ferkel, Helene Glocer, Claire Goldhagen, Carolyn Gora, Jan Klein, Elissa Grossman, Irwin Kash, and Lynn Talone SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR ATTENDEES for helping Transform your world with ARTS ee a dazzling array of artwork at true local favorite. \000HPEHUVKLS\003LQ\003WKH\003,\003\([SHUL your reserved parking, admission to norm. was interested in creating from an ear ern Europe as did my grandparents. Barry Bernstein, ceramic artist, unique. LQJV\003OLNH\003D\003PRYLH\003GLUHFWRU\003VHHV\003WKH\003 FKDUDFWHUV\003LQ\003KLV\022KHU\003\277OPV\021\003/LNH\003P\\000 SDLQWLQJV\017\003PRVW\003\277OPV\003KDYH\003D\003VWURQJ\003 OHDG\003FKDUDFWHU\017\003VXSSRUWLQJ\003UROHV\003DQG\003 H[WUDV\021\003\000\\003ZRUN\003LV\003DOO\003DERXW\003HVFDSH\017\003LQ volving taking real life and using imag in Tag us #artfestfm. Come out for lunch, see familiar faces and meet new friends at our monthly senior lunches.UPCOMING DATES: Thursday, January 18th, 12 PM Temple Beth El Thursday, February 22nd, 12 PM Community Free Synagogue Let us know if you will be driving or if you would like a volunteer to pick you up. RSVP to: Jodi Cohen 239-481-4449, #6 or jodicohen@jfedlcc.org SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM Monthly Shabbat services at Brookdale Independent LivingT residents at Brookdale Independent simchas and good news, as well as to

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9 OUR COMMUNITY r f r f n n t b b r t b b b f t r r Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a Jewish Spy in Nazi GermanyM was a devoutly religious lied commanders. oir, Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany in Palos Verdes, California, and travels story. er. I encourage our community to come Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina LOODJH\021\003&KDEDG\266V\003FRQWLQXHG\003JURZWK\003 DQG\003H[SDQVLRQ\003VHUYLQJ\003WKH\003ORFDO\003FRP PXQLW\\000LV\003D\003WUXH\003WHVWDPHQW\003WR\003WKH\003VXU YLYDO\003RI\003WKH\003-HZLVK\003SHRSOH\\003 KLV\003HYHQW\003ZLOO\003IHDWXUH\003D\003,\003&RFNWDLO\003HFHSWLRQ\003IROORZHG\003E\\000GLQQHU\003DQG\003 PXVLF\021\003
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10 JEWISH INTEREST January 1943 in the Warsaw Ghetto Dr. Paul BartropBy Paul R. Bartrop, PhDS Germans deported or of deportations to Gross-Aktion Warschau ticular Hashomer Hatzair Hashomer HatzairPoland on an underground mission to preparations started for a defense of out of fear of provoking a devastating or weapons and training. return to Warsaw. external resistance groups, attempting to Reichsfhrer-SS Mordecai Anielewicz developed a plan Hashomer Hatzair Umschlagplatz Hashomer Hatzair an impending roundup. any population during World War II. Dr. Paul Bartrop is Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Ju daic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He can be reached at pbartrop@fgcu.edu. Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide StudiesDedicated to educating all sectors of society about Jewish civilization, the Holocaust, and genocide through: scholarship outreach inquiry sharing knowledge preserving the record helping teachers encouraging studentsVisit www.fgcu.edu/hc/ Dr. Paul Bartrop, Director Stars of DavidBy Nate Bloom, Contributing Columnist Editors note: Persons in BOLD CAPS Five-Star Recommendation The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now streaming on Amazon. Any Amazon nal series, like Maisel, for free. Rarely AMY SHERMANPALLADINO Gilmore Girls Maisel a large degree, a marvelous fantasy. One LCHAYIM delivers!Introduce your business to a POWERFUL demographic and reach 5,000 readers each month for pennies per reader! For ad rates and deadlines, contact Jim Lewin at 239.634.6923 or JamesLewin@jfedlcc.org.

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11 JEWISH INTEREST Stars of DavidBy Nate Bloom, Contributing Columnist Editors note: Persons in BOLD CAPS Nate Bloom (see column at le) has become a family history expert in 10 years of doing his celebrity column, and he has expert friends who can help when called on. Most family history experts charge $1,000 or more to do a full family-tree search. However, Bloom knows that most people want to start with a limited search of one family line.So heres the deal:Write Bloom at nteibloom@aol.com and enclose a phone number. Nate will then contact you about starting a limited search. If that goes well, additional and more extensive searches are possible. The rst search fee is no more than $100. No upfront cost. Also, several of this newspapers readers have asked Bloom to locate friends and family members from their past, and thats worked out great for them. So contact him about this as well.Interested in Your Familys History? Five-Star Recommendation The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now streaming on Amazon. Any Amazon Maisel, for free. Rarely AMY SHERMANPALLADINO Gilmore Girls Maisel a large degree, a marvelous fantasy. One MICHAEL ZEGEN ALEX BORSTEIN LENNY BRUCE Getting to Know Timothe Chalamet Vanity Fair called TIMOTHE CHALAMET 21, Lady Bird, an acclaimed coming-of-age stars BEANIE FELDSTEIN ODEYA RUSH ited release of Call Me By Your Name MICHAEL STUHLBARG, paperwork. Oliver and Elio are drawn Lady Bird Call Me award. RODMAN FLENDER HAROLD FLENDER, was a TV A Rainy Day in New York, a WOODY ALLEN Hostiles Sorting Them Out Even The New York Times and USA Today fell for widespread Internet misThe TimesThe Times European ancestry, including German is African-American. QDWHG\003LQ\003WKH\003IDFW\003WKDW\003KHU\003H[\020KXVEDQG\017\003 TREVOR ENGELSON New York Times reporter GLENN THRUSH MATT LAUER r f n r t rf r f r f n t t b f r r with a Bountiful Brunch including Israeli Delicacies Featuring Performances of Music and Dance byCantor Donna Azu Cantorial Soloist Jane Galler Shalom Dancers of Fort MyersJoin with friends, eat, win prizes, sing and dance$70 per person Collier/Lee County Chapter of Hadassah invites you to For more information contact at or LCHAYIM delivers!Introduce your business to a POWERFUL demographic and reach 5,000 readers each month for pennies per reader!For ad rates and deadlines, contact Jim Lewin at 239.634.6923 or JamesLewin@jfedlcc.org.

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12 JEWISH INTEREST For a continuously updated calendar of events, visit www.JewishFederationLCC.org.Once upon a time the Hebrew language yesterday and today Phil Jason Book review by Philip K. Jason, Special to LCHAYIM The Story of Hebrew JOIN US FOR AN AUTHOR EVENT with Laura Lico Albanese author of STOLEN BEAUTY Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. Co Ms. Albanese will do a book signing creates a mild and friendly kind of personification in a lively narraacter is multidiwelcome. mastery of grammatical understanding most culturally and linguistically soEurope featured a dynamic interest in century. prise was in full swing, and URI\021\003*OLQHUW\003JLYHV\003WKH\003PRYH PHQW\266V\003HruHFW\003RQ\003+HEUHZ\003GH tailed, engaging attention. enterprise. Prof. Glinert provides generous and fascinating issues it discusses for Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Na val Academy. He reviews regularly for , and other publications. Please visit Phils website and wisdom: tools for life and for livtext was rewarding for simply providing The Story of Hebrew rf ntbfrfntbft nf rfntbrft rffntbrntrr t Location. Location. Shell Point. SLS-3546-18 LChayim January 2018.indd 1 12/15/17 4:40 PM 2017s Dish of the Year: Shakshuka recipe by Dalia HemedI of! dipping. JEWISH FEDERATION BOOK CLUB Upcoming events: Alliance for the Arts Event Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese Hot Pants in Hollywood by Susan Silver Women s Philanthropy Event contact Leni at lenibsack@jfedlcc.org 239 481 4449 Ext. 3

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13 JEWISH INTEREST For a continuously updated calendar of events, visit www.JewishFederationLCC.org. rf ntbfrfntbft nf rfntbrft rffntbrntrr t Location. Location. Shell Point. SLS-3546-18 LChayim January 2018.indd 1 12/15/17 4:40 PM 2017s Dish of the Year: Shakshuka recipe by Dalia Hemed Personal Chef Dalia Hemed can be reached at daliahemed@msn.com. I of! dipping. man Empire. Originally a meat and saksuka, it lenge and falafel as a national all year long. Ingredients: diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp cumin Salt and pepper to taste 5-6 eggs pan on medium. Slowly warm olmixture is fragrant. Add tomatoes and tomato paste to and sugar, stir well, and allow mixfor 5-7 minutes till it starts to reto your preferences. Add salt and pepper to taste, more sugar for a sweeter sauce, or more cayenne mato sauce. simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until if desired. Chef Tip: African-Israeli style on a WKLQJ\003GLruHUHQW\003\\000RX\003PXVW\003WU\\000VRPH\003RI\003 P\\000IDYRULWH\003ZD\\000V\003WR\003HDW\003VKDNVKXND\021 Shakshuka Hummus: Matbucha Sauce Shakshuka: A Moroccan spicy salad of roasted to matoes, peppers and garlic. I use mat Latkes Shakshuka: a spicy Moroccan tomato sauce and WRSSHG\003ZLWK\003%XOJDULDQ\003IHWD\003FKHHVH\017\003 ZLWK\003D\003VLGH\003\RI\003,VUDHOL\003VDODG\021 Look for Chef Dalia Hemeds recipes each month in the pages of LCHAYIM.

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14 JEWISH INTEREST A tribute to Leonard Bernstein in his centennial yearBy Arlene Stolnitz SNOWBIRDS, newspapers dont fly however, your address will! Coming South? Dont forget to contact us with your change of address to continue receiving LCHAYIM. Send address changes to: loriramos@jfedlcc.org or call: 239.481.4449 ext 4 Safe Travels W Concerts. I can a Saturday after noon so I would West Side Story On the Town, Candide and est in all areas of music, Bernstein never aside upon entering Curtis Institute to study conducting. It was several years contemporary in feeling, Bernstein will sing Venice Performing Arts Center. Based Arlene Stolnitz, founder of the Sara sota Jewish Chorale, is a member of the Jewish Congregation of Venice. A retired educator from Rochester, New York, she has sung in choral groups for over 25 years and also sings in Venices Chorale (formerly Exsultate!). Her interest in choral music has led to this series of articles on Jewish folk music in the Diaspora. Fort Myers Bonita Springs Charleston Estero Naples Palm Beach Scottsdale239-461-5900 Equal Housing Lender FineMark National Bank & Trust is proud to consistently earn a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nations leading independent bank rating rm*. We attribute our success to the meaningful relationships we build with our clients. e better we know you, the better we can serve you. for coffee, bagels and the simple satisfaction that comes from meeting and making friends with other volunteers, as we help keep thousands of local readers informed about local, national and international Jewish news. Call 481.4449 ext. 3 to add your name to the phone list. Each month we will call to confirm the mailing date and you can let us know if you are available to help label L CHAYIM. January 22 2018 February 26 2018 facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community www.facebook.com/ JewishFederationLCC

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16 JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL The Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties Presents the 22nd Annual Jewish Film Festival of Southwest FloridaAll lms will be screened at the Regal Belltower Stadium 20.Open seating at all lms for general admission tickets. Tickets will be mailed up to December 31. Tickets ordered after December 31 will be available after 6:00 p.m. inside the theater on the day of the show. Sponsorship opportunities are available that include reserved seating. See the form on page 15. Thank You to these Sponsors of the Jewish Film Festival: Principal Sponsor Tuesday, January 23 at 7:15 p.m. Double Feature TALIALanguage:Running Time: 26 min. Dr. Brian and Sara Krivisky Linda & Charles Idelson Martha & John Wolf Helene & Jorge Glocer Thursday, January 11 at 7:15 p.m. ON THE MAPOn the Map On the Map Language:Running Time: Tuesday, January 16 at 7:15 p.m. THE INVISIBLES The Invisibles tells Language: Running Time: DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMASDreaming of a Jewish Christmas Language:Running Time: 50 min. Ear, Nose & roat Specialist of Florida Howard N. Barrow, MD Lin & Ron Klein Barbara & Barry Epstein Sylvia & Paul Simko Reeva & Ian Shaer Cheryl & Michael Goldstein Marsha & Mike Kistler Judi & Richard H. Davis Linda & Je Shuster Shirley & Byron Frank Harriet & Alan Josephson Carol & Irwin Friedman Andrea & Milton Goodman JoAnn & Jim Lewin Lynda & Michael Rubenstein Zelda Dubin Fund Thursday, January 18 at 7:15 p.m. SHELTER Language: Running Time:

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17 JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ORDER FORMIndicate your choices on the form below and send it along with your payment to:The Jewish Federation 9701 Commerce Center Court Fort Myers, FL 33908Questions? Call 239.481.4449 x3 or email lenibsack@jfedlcc.org.Name______________________________________ Address____________________________________ City____________________ ST____ Zip_________ Phone______________________________________ Email______________________________________ No refunds on tickets.OPEN SEATING AT ALL FILMS MasterCard Visa Amex The Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties thanks the members of the 2018 Jewish Film Festival Committee for their help in reviewing and selecting lms: Sara Krivisky, Chair Carolyn Gora, Lynn Talone, Helene Glocer, Irwin Kash Jan Klein, Elissa Grossman Claire Goldhagen, Susie Ferkel Thursday, February 8 at 7:15 p.m. RESTORING TOMORROW Restoring Tomorrow, a universal story Language: Running Time: AN ACT OF DEFIANCELanguage: Running Time: Tuesday, February 6 at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, January 25 at 7:15 p.m. COMEDY ROAD of a war or a wave of terrorism. Comedy Row Language: English Running Time: THE TESTAMENT Language: Running Time: Thursday, February 1 at 7:15 p.m. IVE GOT TO BE MESammy Davis, Jr.: Ive Got to Be Me century America. Sammy Language:Running Time: Tuesday, February 13 at 7:15 p.m. SERIES OF EVENING FILMS: $108 INDIVIDUAL FILMS: $12 each _____ _____ On the Map..............................1/11/18 _____ The Invisibles...........................1/16/18 _____ Shelter.......................................1/18/18 _____ Double Feature.........................1/23/18 _____ Comedy Road...........................1/25/18 _____ The Wedding Plan....................1/30/18 _____ The Testament............................2/1/18 _____ Restoring Tomorrow..................2/8/18 _____ Ive Got to be Me......................2/13/18 _____ Total Due JOIN US FOR A REEL GOOD TIME! Tuesday, January 30 at 7:15 p.m. THE WEDDING PLAN Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles Running Time:

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18 JEWISH INTEREST Over 60 FIDF leaders from across U.S. visit Israel for exclusive look into Israeli soldiers livesEditor: Yoni Glatt, koshercrosswords@gmail.com Solution on page 22 Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle Across 1. 6. Kind of collar 10. 14. -\021-\021\003$EUDPV\003\003KLW\003EHIRUH\003\/RVW\264 15. Campus military org. 16. 17. \000LDPL\003ORFDOH\003\ZKHUH\003D\003ORW\003R\I\003-HZV\003 19. 20. \ 21. Protectors of Isr. 22. 24. \263
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22 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD Briefs...continued from previous page Jerusalem Post Crossword PuzzleSolution to puzzle on page 18 ISRAEL AS A STRATEGIC ASSET OF THE WEST strategic asset to Great Britain, as doctors, dentists and nurses. 7,000 factories and vast acres of agricul gime from acquiring atomic weapons or transferring nuclear material counterterrorism experience, inJewish Political Studies Review POLL: MOST ISRAELI ARABS SAY THEY FEEL PART OF ISRAELI SOCIETY POLL: 60% OF ISRAELI ARABS ARE PROUD TO BE ISRAELI Israelis, according to a new poll com Israel Hayom Israel HayomISRAELI SOCCER STAR NAMED CHINAS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 28. WUDFW\003ZLWK\003WKH\003*XDQJ]KRX\003\t\FOXE\003 XQWLO\003\025\023\025\023\021\003\013 Times of IsraelDEVELOPMENT OF ISRAELS LEVIATHAN GAS FIELD IS 30 PERCENT COMPLETE needs. JLRQDO\003DruDLUV\017\003ZKLFK\003RSHUDWHV\003WKH\003WZR\003 \277HOGV\021 REOH\003\(QHUJ\\000DQG\003LWV\003,VUDHOL\003SDUW QHUV\003DUH\003LQYHVWLQJ\003\007\026\021\032\030\003ELOOLRQ\003LQ\003GH man, Jerusalem PostZUBIN MEHTA, FROM INDIA TO ISRAEL, MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC WULDQ\017\003KDV\003EHHQ\003WKH\003PXVLFDO\003GLUHFWRU\003 RI\003WKH\003,VUDHO\003KLOKDUPRQLF\003UFKHVWUD\003 IRU\003PRUH\003WKDQ\003\030\023\003\\000HDUV\021\003\263,W\003VWDUWHG\003E\\000 FKDQFH\017\264\003KH\003VD\\000V\021\003\263$\003JUHDW\003FRQGXFWRU\017\003 \(XJHQH\003UPDQG\)64.9 (\017\003IHOO\003LOO\003DQG\003FRXOGQ\266W\003 GR\003D\003VHULHV\003RI\003FRQFHUWV\003ZLWK\003WKH\003,VUDHO\003 KLOKDUPRQLF\003LQ\003\024\034\031\024\021\003,\003ZDV\003D\003MREOHVV\003 FRQGXFWRU\003LQ\003LHQQD\021\021\021DQG\003WKH\\000FDOOHG\003 PH\003WR\003FRYHU\003\DV\003D\003VXEVWLWXWH\021\264 +H\003UHFDOOV\003WKHUH\003ZDV\003\263DQ\003LPPHGL DWH\003JRRG\003IHHOLQJ\003EHWZHHQ\003PH\003DQG\003WKH\003 RUFKHVWUD\021\003:H\003KLW\003LW\003Rru\017\003PXVLFDOO\\000DQG\003 VSLULWXDOO\)65.8 (\021\003$QG\003,\003IHOW\003YHU\\000DW\003KRPH\003LQ\003 ,VUDHO\021\021\021\003KHLU\003WHPSHUDPHQW\003LV\003YHU\\000 PXFK\003OLNH\003,QGLD\021\003KH\\000DOO\003WDON\003DW\003WKH\003 VDPH\003WLPH\021\003KH\\000UH\003YHU\\000RSLQLRQDWHG\017\003 YHU\\000DUJXPHQWDWLYH\017\003YHU\\000KRVSLWDEOH\021\264\003 \013XQNX\003DUDGDUDMDQ\017\003 Wall Street Jour nal HOOPS IN THE HOLY LAND: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BASKETBALL PLAYERS EMBRACE ISRAEL continued on next page

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23 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD COMMENTARY BRIEFS Susan Glasser, RealtorJohn R. Wood Properties 15065 McGregor Blvd. #105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 In front of Gulf HarbourSusanLGlasser@gmail.com Mobile: (239) 281-3105 For All Your Southwest Florida Real Estate NeedsLee County resident for more than 20 years Honest, caring and knowledgable advice about assisted living options at no cost to you!Personal and professional advice for you or a loved one when you need it the mostBruce B. Rosenblatt, Owner Senior Housing Expert239.595.0207 www.SeniorHousingSolutions.net Ronny S Taschner DDS Active Member of the American Academy of Periodontology Jennifer Taschner DDS MMSc Diplomat e of the American Board of Peri o dontology 1645 Medical Lane Fort Myers, FL Phone 239 9360635 Visit Our Website www.taschnerperio.com Briefs...continued from previous page Alley-Oop to Aliyah NUMBER OF WOMEN IN IDF COMBAT ROLES REACHES RECORD HIGHIn 2017, 2,700 women were recruited in 2012. Ynet News WITH IRAN ON ITS DOORSTEP, ISRAEL QUIETLY READIES GAMECHANGING AIR POWERIsrael is making clear to Iran and its create a military outpost in Syria. far. focus of its Syrian presence toward Is ISRAEL JOINS U.S. TO BRING SOLAR POWER TO AFRICA Africa program, connecting millions companies. Jerusalem PostISRAEL NAVY DEPLOYS SHIP-BASED IRON DOMEdestroyed multiple incoming targets at Defense NewsISRAELS ETERNAL CAPITAL GETS LONG OVERDUE RECOGNITION one square kilometer, more function religion, freedom of movement and Jerusalem PostWHY TRUMP IS RIGHT IN RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM AS ISRAELS CAPITALmous leverage in future negotiations ing a compromised peace. ternational community acknowledges The HillWORLD DOESNT END AFTER TRUMP RECOGNIZES JERUSALEM UDHO\266V\003FDSLWDO\017\003LW\003WXUQHG\003RXW\003WKDW\003HYHQ\003 WKH\003DOHVWLQLDQV\003FRXOGQ\266W\003PDQDJH\003PXFK\003 IXU\)64.9 (\021\003KH\003GHPRQVWUDWLRQV\LQ\003-HUXVDOHP\003 were more severe after Israel installed PHWDO\003GHWHFWRUV\003DW\003WKH\003HQWUDQFH\003WR\003WKH\003 HPSOH\003\000RXQW\003L\Q\003-XO\)65.7 (\021 :KLOH\003VRPH\003SHRSOH\003PD\\000VWLOO\003KDWH\003 -HZV\003DQG\003ZLVK\003,VUDHO\003ZRXOG\003GLVDSSHDU\017\003 PRVW\003KDYH\003DFFHSWHG\003WKDW\003DIWHU\003\032\023\003\\000HDUV\003 ,VUDHO\003LV\003KHUH\003WR\003VWD\)65.1 (\021\003$SDUW\003IURP\003,UDQ\003 DQG\003UDGLFDO\003\000XVOLP\003WHUURU\003JURXSV\003VXFK\003 DV\003+DPDV\003DQG\003+L]EXOODK\017\003QR\003RQH\003LV\003LQ terested in waging war against Israel. LQJ\017\003EXW\003WKH\\000KDYH\003JURZQ\003WLUHG\003RI\003\277 QDQFLQJ\003WKHLU\FRUUXSW\003OHDGHUV\021 WKHU\003QDWLRQV\003VKRXOG\003IROORZ\003$PHU LFD\266V\003H[DPSOH\021\003KLV\003ZLOO\003GR\003PRUH\003IRU\003 SHDFH\003EHFDXVH\003LW\003ZLOO\003GLVDEXVH\003WKH\003DO UXVDOHP\003DV\003WKHLU\003FDSLWDO\021\003\013'U\021\003\000LWFKHOO\003 Bard, Times of Israel Opinions and letters printed in LCHAYIM do not necessarily reect the views of the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties, its Board of Directors or sta, or its advertisers. PLEASE SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO SUPPORT OUR FEDERATION & HELP MAKE LCHAYIM POSSIBLE.

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24 COMMENTARY / FROM THE BIMAH Opinions and letters printed in LCHAYIM do not necessarily reect the views of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, its Board of Directors or sta, or its advertisers. Rabbi Nicole Luna Endings and beginningsO n a typical evening, most of us up late, and welcome past. Chazak, chazak, vnitchazek hazak vematz: Be strong chazek vematz strong and resolute. ending: We say chazak chazak, in letting go, in saying goodmove on. We say chazak future. We ask God to make us strong, chazak learn new ways. chazak time, saying vnitchazek meaning comforts us. completing medical treatment, entering chazak, chazak vnitchazek in God. Rabbi Nicole Luna serves at Temple Beth El in Fort Myers. A 30 th anniversary, Soviet Jews, and the making of historyBy David Harris, AJC CEO, November 29, 2017O for years, if not longer. to dissuade. or planeload from a given city or college a part of it. Media coverage was extensive. SRUWDQW\003LQ\003DQG\003RI\003LWVHOI\017\003EXW\003LW\003FDQ\003DOVR\003 VHUYH\003DV\003D\003FDVH\003VWXG\)0.6 (\003LQ\003ZKDW\003LV\003SRVVLEOH\017\003 DJDLQVW\003DOO\003WKH\003RGGV\017\003LI\003RQO\\000WKH\003-HZLVK\003 SHRSOH\003VWDQG\003WRJHWKHU\017\003SHUVHYHUH\003DQG\003 MRLQ\003IRUFHV\003ZLWK\003RWKHUV\003RI\003JRRG\003ZLOO\021\003
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25 FROM THE BIMAH The feminist leaning of the BibleO for generations for va-nechmad ha-etz lhas-keel six women: Whats in It for Me? Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives unquestioned equality of women and a long way to go. fold: not receive in traditional circles. Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs serves at Bat Yam Temple of the Islands on Sanibel Island. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs Opinions and letters printed in LCHAYIM do not necessarily reect the views of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, its Board of Directors or sta, or its advertisers. Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz Man is likened to a tree T acknowledge. And propriate to mention and customs concerning eating fruit IURP\003QHZ\003WUHHV\003DQG\003FURVV\020EUHHGLQ\J\003GLI IHUHQW\003W\\000SHV\003RI\003IUXLW\020EHDU\LQJ\003WUHHV\021 \000DQ\003LV\003OLNHQHG\003WR\003D\003WUHH\003LQ\003WKH\003\277HOG\021\003 ,I\003D\003VHHG\003RU\003VHHGOLQJ\003LV\003SODQWHG\003LQ\003ULFK\017\003 well-dug soil, given proper care, sun and water, it will grow strong, deep URRWV\003DQG\003SURGXFH\003EHDXWLIXO\017\003KHDOWK\\000 fruit. May we all merit to raise our own FKLOGUHQ\017\003WR\003KHOS\003RWKHUV\003UDLVH\003WKHLU\003FKLO EHDXWLIXO\017\003KH\DOWK\\000DQG\003\263IU\XLW\020EHDULQJ\021\264 Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz serves at Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Flor ida. Reach 5,000 local Jewish residents through LCHAYIM. For more information or to place an ad, call Jim Lewin at 239.634.6923. One really outstanding extension of Yaylkhu mehayil el hayil Rabbi Bruce Diamond serves at The Community Free Synagogue in Fort Myers. Rabbi Marc Sack What could we do better?T conversation from time to time. One GD\\000VKH\003DVNHG\003PH\003 ZKDW\003,\003GLG\003IRU\003D\003OLYpicture. I regularly get calls from peo are two: in synagogue life certainly know our programs going. We need evto participate. Rabbi Marc Sack serves at Temple Judea in Fort Myers. The Sabbath paused and poisedow often do we receive adwarning signs and asking stupid quesspeed. We generated an expectation for everyone except for risk takers and 1. Stop down. Total stasis. Completely inert. DXVH\003LV\003D\003VWDWH\003RI\003]HUR\017\003WKH\003XOWLPDWH\003 state of receptivity. In a condition of stop, you are opened to movements not of your own making or control. 2. Look space. Perspective expands incremen space equal in size emerges simulta ODUJHG\003WR\003DOPRVW\003JOREDO\003SURSRUWLRQV\021\003 ,QLWLDOO\)65.9 (\017\003RYHUZKHOPLQJ\003DQG\003XQXVDEOH\017\003 WKH\003VWDWH\003RI\003ORRN\003VXJJHVWV\003EHJLQQLQJV\036\003D\003 EHJLQQLQJ\003DOPRVW\003RI\003WKH\003RUGHU\003DQG\003VFDOH\003 of original creation. 3. Listen calms down as it takes over and slowly DGMXVW\003LWV\003WH\PSR\017\003GHSWK\003DQ\G\003IRFXV\021 $OPRVW\003PDJLFDOO\\000WKH\003LQLWLDOO\\000GLV WDQW\003ODQGVFDSH\003RI\003VWRS\003DQG\003WKH\003IUR]HQ\003 VWDWH\003RI\003WLPH\003DQG\003RI\003OLVWHQ\003EHFRPH\003OHVV\003 KRVWLOH\003DQG\003RSSRVLWLRQDO\003DV\003WKH\003EUHDWK LQJ\003GHHSHQV\003DQG\003VRIWHQV\003WKH\003HGJHV\003RI\003 FRQWUDVWV\021\003$OO\003EHJLQ\003WR\003PHUJH\003LQWR\003RQH\003 DOLJQHG\003YLVLRQ\003LQ\003ZKLFK\003VWRS\017\003ORRN\003DQG\003 listen are integrated and made one. SHDUV\036\003WKH\003\277UVW\020WLPH\003SHUFHSWLRQ\003RI\003RXU VHOYHV\003LQ\003WKH\003UDUH\003VWDWH\003QRW\003RI\003DOZD\\000V\003 EHFRPLQJ\003EXW\003RI\003%HLQJ\003\261\003DQG\003WKHQ\003RI\003 EHLQJ\003ZHOFRPHG\003LQWR\003WKH\003HPEUDFLQJ\003 ZRUOG\003RI\003WKH\003DEEDWK\003DV\003LI\003ZH\003DOZD\\000V\003 EHORQJHG\003WKHU\H\017\003DOO\003WKH\003W\LPH\021\003 Rabbi Devora Buchen serves at Temple Beth Shalom in Cape Coral. Rabbi Devora Buchen For a continuously updated calendar of events, visit www.JewishFederationLCC.org.

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26 FOCUS ON YOUTH PJ LIBRARY HOLIDAY PROGRAMS for families with children ages 2-8 years January 25 Temple Beth El Shevat p.m. February 22 Community Free Synagogue p.m. April 26 Temple Judea Fun on Lag B Omer p.m. March 6 Shalom Life Center p.m. RSVP to Leni at lenibsack@jfedlcc.org or 239 481 4449 Ext. 3 Bar / Bat Mitzvah SpecialistChoosing the right photographer is an important decision. Michael Shapiro has more than 30 years experience in media and journalism. He is able to capture images that are unique, unexpected and spontaneous.Other Services: Weddings / Family Portraits / Events239.770.6860mike@shapiro-photography.com www.shapiro-photography.com The Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties is interested in hearing from teenagers in high school who might like to earn CAS credits though various work in the Jewish community. If you are interested, please send the following information to LeniBSack@jfedlcc.org: Name Address Phone # Age Grade School Preferred volunteer hours (e.g. 2 5P.M. Sundays)High School Students: Earn CAS Credits! P J L I B R A R Y R A D I O L I V E S e n d a n e m a i l t o a m y p a d i ll a @ j f e d l c c o r g GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ON UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, BREAKING NEWS, UPDATES FROM ISRAEL & MORE. STAY IN TOUCH Sign up for e-blasts! Send an email to lenibsack@jfedlcc.org

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27 TEMPLE BETH EL SCHOOLSFort Myers FOCUS ON YOUTH TEMPLE JUDEA SCHOOLSFort Myers Temple Judea Religious School Liz Singer Dir. of Congregational Learning rd We wrapped up Btselem Elohim BeGvurah chugim chug Boker Tov, Boker Tov, Boker tov, tov, tov cooking chug chug own Madrichim will put a contemporary spin on our new spins on familiar prayers. As always, our services are open to Yom Limud students of all ages to come DISCOVER THE FUN! RECEIVE THE GIFT OF FREE JEWISH CHILDREN S BOOKS MAILED TO YOUR HOME EVERY MONTH! SHARE the experience of reading with your children as they grow with PJ Library books. SIGN UP TODAY! Enrollment is open to Jewish families with children between the ages of six months to eight years living in Lee & Charlotte Counties. Funded by the Roth Family Foundation & Asher Family Foundation More information, contact Leni Sack 239.481.4449 ext. 3 lenibsack@jfedlcc.org Candle lighting times:January 5: 5:32 January 12: 5:37 January 19: 5:42 January 26: 5:48 facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community www.facebook.com/ JewishFederationLCC PJ LIBRARY HOLIDAY PROGRAMS for families with children ages 2 8 years January 25 Temple Beth El Shevat p.m. February 22 Community Free Synagogue p.m. April 26 Temple Judea Fun on Lag B Omer p.m. March 6 Shalom Life Center p.m. RSVP to Leni at lenibsack@jfedlcc.org or 239 481 4449 Ext. 3 Temple Beth El Religious School Dale M. Cohen, R.J.E., MA.Ed. to our current curriculum. Isaac Osin dents as well. activities and programs. Mazel tov to Suzanne Orkin. Todah rabah Vice President for Education, Vanessa Sax, and our outstanding Karen Kagan Todah rabah wavering support of our scrumptious morning liturgy. Parents, you are enpomegranates, olives and dates. We and will plant seedlings, decorate pots and sample many species of fruit dur P J L I B R A R Y R A D I O L I V E

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28 ORGANIZATIONS Have an item youd like to share? Need to reach the editor of LCHAYIM? Send an email to LChayim36@gmail.com. ZIONIST ORG. of AMERICA Southwest Florida Chapter (914) 329-1024 JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA(239) 566-1771 2018 Florida Jewish History Month Marina Berkovich agenda. Pioneers. We put on programs, like Master Classes, and interview eyewit discovered our expanding Virtual Mu produce. and volunteers. at 11:00 a.m. Southwest Florida Jewish Pioneers Murrays Mile Mayor Bill Barnett. Collier County list of dignitaries. outgoing year and make resolutions WXUHG\021\003\000D\\000\025\023\024\033\003EULQJ\003WR\003WKH\003-HZLVK\003 +LVWRULFDO\003RFLHW\\000RI\003:\\003DQG\003WR\003DOO\003 -HZV\017\003XQEURNHQ\003SHDFH\003DQG\003PD]HO\003LQ\003WKH\003 \\000HDU\003RI\003&KDL\021 \([SORUH\003WKH\003HDUO\\000-HZLVK\003OLIH\003RI\003 RXWKZHVW\003\DW\003LUWXDO\003\000XVHXP\003 RI\003RXWKZHVW\003\-HZLVK\003+LVWRU\\000 E\\000JRLQJ\003WR\003 KWWS\035\022\022MHZLV\KKLVWRU\\000VRXWK ZHVW\300RULGD\021RUJ\022. Our Mission Collecting, protecting and preserving EXWLRQ\003E\\000-HZV\003LQ\003RXWKZHVW\003\ every day of every year is part of our mission. HUMANISTIC JEWISH HAVURAHof Southwest Florida (239) 495-8484 A look at anti-Semitism and Islamophobia Paula Creed Samar lived in Kuworked as a TV editor and reporter in International Relations and served as a Muslim issues. If one were to take a course on world religions, one would expect to traditions. to escape oppression, are modern-day exiles. Currently, Muslims in America are RXW\003WKHLU\003ORQJ\003KLVWRU\)65.2 (\021\003:H\003UHPHPEHU\003 ZKDW\003LW\003ZDV\003OLNH\003EHLQJ\003SHUVHFXWHG\003DV\003D\003 IRUHLJQ\003HWKQLF\003UHOLJLRXV\003PLQRULW\)65.6 (\021\003$V\003 -HZV\003ZH\003FRXOG\003XQGHUVWDQG\003WKH\003LVVXHV\003 IDFLQJ\003%ODFNV\003ZKR\003ZHUH\003GLVFULPLQDWHG\003 against, and now Muslims are seek But Muslims in America are not DORQH\021\003KHUH\003LV\003WKH\003JURZLQJ\003WUHQG\003RI\003 KDWLQJ\003DOO\003PLQRULWLHV\017\003HVSHFLDOO\\000\000XV OLPV\003DQG\003-HZV\021\003$V\003D\003FRPPXQLW\\000WKDW\003 NQRZV\003SUHMXGLFH\003DQG\003UDFLVP\017\003PLJKW\003ZH\003 EH\003DEOH\003WR\003XQLWH\003DQG\003KHOS\003RWKHU\003FRPPX QLWLHV"\003,V\003WKLV\003WKH\003WLPH\003IRU\003$PHULFDQV\003 WR\003WKLQN\003RXWVLGH\003WKH\003QDUURZ\003SULVP\003RI\003 WKH\003$UDE\020,VUDHOL\003FRQ\300LFW\003DQG\003XQLWH\003DV\003D\003 FRPPXQLW\\000ZLWK\003\000XVOLPV\003WR\003KHOS\003RWKHU\003 PLQRULWLHV\003OLNH\003+LVSDQLFV\017\003UHIXJHHV\003DQG\003 QHZ\003LPPLJUDQW\V"\003 $V\003-HZLVK\003KXPDQLVWV\003ZH\003EHOLHYH\003 WKH\003IUHHGRP\003DQG\003GLJQLW\\000RI\003WKH\003-HZLVK\003 SHRSOH\003PXVW\003JR\003KDQG\003LQ\003KDQG\003ZLWK\003WKH\003 IUHHGRP\003DQG\003GLJQLW\\000RI\003HYHU\\000KXPDQ\003 EHLQJ\021 ZOA presents Dr. Asaf Romirowsky Jerrold L. Sobel State of Israel is prepared goal and, for all intents and purposes, in Palestine were asked to stay and live RQLVWV\021\003KH\\000WKRXJKW\003WKH\\000FRXOG\003OHDYH\003 WHPSRUDULO\\000DQG\003UHWXUQ\003DW\003WKHLU\003OHLVXUH\021\003 /DWHU\017\003DQ\003DGGLWLRQDO\003FODLP\003ZDV\003SXW\003 IRUWK\017\003QDPHO\\000WKDW\003WKH\003DOHVWLQLDQV\003ZHUH\003 RUGHUHG\003WR\003OHDYH\017\003ZLWK\003UDGLR\003EURDGFDVWV\003 LQVWUXFWLQJ\003W\KHP\003WR\003TXLW\003W\KHLU\003KRPHV\021 Q\003:HGQHVGD\\000-DQXDU\\000\024\023\017\003ZRUOG\020 UHQRZQHG\003\000LGGOH\003\(DVW\003UHVHDUFKHU\003'U\021\003 Asaf Romirowsky will return to our DUHD\003DQG\003VSHDN\003DW\003&KDEDG\003-HZLVK\003&HQ WHU\003RI\003DSOHV\003\013\024\032\033\034\003\000DQGDULQ\003G\021\f\021\003 +LV\003WRSLF\003RI\003GLVFXVVLRQ\003ZLOO\003EH\003\263DNED\035\003 KH\003RXUFH\003RI\$UDE\003,VUDHOL\003\&RQ\300LFW\021\264 LFNHWV\003DUH\003\007\025\023\003LQ\003DGYDQFH\003DQG\003 \007\025\025\003DW\003WKH\003GRRU\036\003\007\032\003IRU\003VWXGHQWV\021\003HQG\003 \\000RXU\003FKHFN\003WR\003=$:\\027\023\023\026\003SROR\003 /DQH\017\003DSOHV\017\003\\003\026\027\024\024\034\021\003\IXUWKHU\003 LQIRUPDWLRQ\017\003FRQWDFW\003PH\003DW\003MHUU\\000VREHO# DRO\021FRP\003RU\003\034\024\027\021\026\025\034\021\024\023\025\027\021 Lawrence & Robin Dermer st Each Tuesday afternoon, an open session of Mah Jongg is held at the Jewish Federation. Players must be at least advanced beginners, as no lessons are given. DAY: Tuesdays, 12:30~3:30 P.M. FEE: $1 per week for more information call Rona Strausberg at 239.949.9003

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29 ORGANIZATIONS Read the current and previous editions of LCHAYIM online at www.JewishFederationLCC.org. HADASSAHCollier/Lee Chapter (239) 370-6220 Karen Cohn It is always a good time to remind ev large it is. In case you are not aware, Giving and Estates Program. If you LCHAYIM article HQ\003:KR\003'R\021\264 Upcoming events: com GENERATIONS OF THE SHOAH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA(239) 963-9347 Special GenShoah program emphasizes that survivors stories must be preserved Ida Margolis for many years. Sandy accommodate as many Second and is very limited and reservations must tending. Award-winning documentary The Long Way Home geringly powerful examination of JUDPV\003LV\003OLVWHG\003EHORZ\003DQG\003LQ\003WKH\003*HQ KRDK\003H\020QHZVOHWWHU\021\003\PRUH\003LQIRU gmail.com. HAZAK 55+ CHAPTER at Temple Judea(239) 433-0201Joyce Rosinger will provide a docent. If needed, car EHUVKLS\003GULYH\017\003VR\003LI\003\\000RX\003 KDYHQ\266W\003SDLG\003IRU\003RU\003UH yet, please do. We look forward to JURZLQJ\003DJDLQ\003WKLV\003\\000HDU\021\003KH\003QHZ\022UH your dues for 2018 are included. GDLVP\021\003'XHV\003DUH\003D\003PRGHVW\003\007\030\003SHU\003\\000HDU\003 SHU\003SHUVRQ\021\003\000HPEHUVKLS\003LQ\003WKH\003RUJDQL ]DWLRQ\003LV\003RSHQ\003WR\003WKH\003FRPPXQLW\)65.3 (\021\003-RLQ\003 +$=$.\003DQG\003PHHW\003QHZ\003IULHQGV\021\003KH\003 +$=$.\003&KDSWHUV\003DUH\003IRU\003VLQJOHV\003RU\003 FRXSOHV\021\003,W\266V\003DQ\003RUJDQL]DWLRQ\003IRUPHG\003E\\000 &-\003WR\003HQDEOH\003PHPEHUV\003WR\003PHHW\003DQG\003 VRFLDOL]H\003ZLWK\003HDFK\003RWKHU\021\003XU\003PRQWKO\\000 programs vary in nature. SHALOM LIFE CENTER Fort Myers(239) 218-3433 Lawrence & Robin Dermer on love, nurturing, trust, and made up, couples connected and Bnei Yisrael part of one connected extended family. We are all mishpacha, we are all famone family. LQJ\003:RUOG\003:DU\003,,\003DQG\003KLV\003IDWKHU\266V\003IRUH VLJKW\017\003\\000RXQJ\003\000D[\003KDG\003KLV\003\277UVW\003YLROLQ\003 OHVVRQV\021\003+H\003VXUYLYHG\003ZKLOH\003KLV\003WHDFKHU\003 ZDV\003FDXJKW\003DQG\003H[HFXWHG\003E\\000WKH\003D]LV\021\003 \000D[\003ZHQW\003RQ\003WR\003SOD\\000ZLWK\003IHOORZ\003VROR LVWV\003VXFK\003DV\003,VDDF\003WHUQ\003DQG\003ZLWK\003FRP come our esteemed and talented spe cial guest speaker and performer, Max Mark your calendar for our next ELJ\003FRQFHUW\003HYHQW\003RQ\003DWXUGD\)65.3 (\017\003-DQX VLWH\003DW\003ZZZ\021VKDORPOLIHFH\QWHU\021RUJ\021

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30 TEMPLE NEWS TEMPLE BETH ELFort Myers (239) 433-0018 www.templebethel.com Send updates and changes to the Directory below to loriramos@jfedlcc.org. fun and dancing. Get your tickets ear stepping up to provide continuity for services Bessman set up programs would volunteer to participate as lay teer was required to prepare an original DVar Torah volunteered to act as facilitators on teresting DVar Torah discussions and yasher koach! power to save lives. 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Box 07144, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Rabbi Bruce Diamond (bdiamond5@comcast.net) Coordinator: Natalie Fulton Adult Educator: Jessica Evers Phone: (239) 466 6671 E mail: comfreesyn@gmail.com Web site: www.fortmyerssynagogue.com Community Sabbath eve dinner each Friday at 6:30 p.m. Sabbath eve worship every Friday at 7:30 p.m. Light breakfast and Torah study with the rabbi every Saturday morning from 9:30 11:30 a.m. TEMPLE JUDEA CONSERVATIVE 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Rabbi Marc Sack E mail: rabbi@tjswfl.org President: Jennifer Manekin Director of Congregational Learning: Elizabeth Singer Preschool Director: Joann Goldman templejudeapreschool@gmail.com Phone: 433 0201 Fax: 433 3371 E mail: tjswfl@gmail.com Web site: www.tjswfl.org Services: 6:15 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Minyan: 9:00 a.m. Monday Religious School: Sun. 9:30 a.m. noon; Wed. 4:306 p.m. Early childhood education: Preschool, M F, ages 18 months 5 years; Mommy & Me, months 2 years Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism CHABAD OF BONITA SPRINGS/ ESTERO ORTHODOX 24850 Old 41 Road, Suite 20 (in the Bernwood Centre) Bonita Springs, FL 34135 7024 Rabbi Mendy Greenberg Phone: 949 6900 Web site: www.JewishBonita.com Services: Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a kiddush TEMPLE BETH EL REFORM 16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Rabbi Nicole Luna E mail: rabbiluna@templebethel.com Temple educator: Dale Cohen, Ma.Ed., R.J.E Preschool director: Jesyca Virnig President: Ellis Rabinowitz Phone: 433 0018 Fax: 433 3235 Web site: www.templebethel.com Shabbat services: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Torah study 9:00 a.m. Saturday; B nai Mitzah 10:30 a.m. Saturday Religious School: 9:30 a.m. noon Sunday Hebrew School: 5:00 6:30 p.m Wednesday Judaica Gift Gallery Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE BETH SHALOM REFORM 702 S.E. 24th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990 Rabbi Devora Buchen President: Arnie Schwartz Phone: 772 4555 Fax: 772 4625 E mail: office@templebethshalomcc.org Web site: www.templebethshalomcc.org Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday Religious School: Thursday 4:00 6:30 p.m. Torah study with Rabbi Buchen: Shabbat 10:30 a.m. Organizations: Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Family Service (1st Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.) BAT YAM TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS REFORM Meets at Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island Rabbi Stephen L. Fuchs President: Alan Lessack Phone: 239 579 0296 (Oct Apr) 773251 8862 (May Sept) Email: batyamsanibel@gmail.com Cantor: Murray Simon Web site: www.batyam.org Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov Apr) 7:00 p.m. Friday (May Oct) Adult Education: Saturday, 9:00 11:30 a.m. (Nov Apr) Jewish Current Events: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Nov Apr) Write: P.O. Box 84, Sanibel, FL 33957 Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE SHALOM CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND THE GULF ISLANDS REFORM 23190 Utica Ave., P.O. Box 494675 Port Charlotte, FL 33949 4675 Rabbi Solomon Agin President: Gary Wein Phone: (941) 625 2116 E mail: shalom06@netzero.com Web site: templeshalomfl.com Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday Religious school: Sunday 10 a.m. Beginning Hebrew: Tuesday 4:15 5:15 p.m. Advanced Hebrew: Thursday 4:15 5:15 p.m. Organizations: Sisterhood Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism CHABAD OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY ORTHODOX 204 E Mckenzie St Unit B, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Rabbi Simon Jacobson Phone: (941) 833 3381 E mail: chabadpg@yahoo.com Web site: www.chabadofcharlottecounty.com Services: Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a kiddush Torah study: Wednesday at 8 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road Fort Myers, FL 33919 Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz Phone: 4337708 Fax: 481 9109 E mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 5:15 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday & Thursday 7:00 a.m. CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF CAPE CORAL ORTHODOX 1716 Cape Coral Pkwy. W., Cape Coral, FL 33914 Rabbi Yossi Labkowski Phone: 963 4770 E mail: info@chabadcape.com Web site: www.chabadcape.com Services: Friday Evening 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning 9:30 a.m. followed by Kiddush luncheon Sunday morning 8:00 a.m. Monday Friday morning 7:00 a.m. JLI Courses: Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Weekly Torah Study: Tuesday evening 7:30 p.m. Hebrew School: Sunday 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Jgirls: Tuesday 6:00 7:00 p.m. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Shalom Life Center Lawrence Dermer, Spiritual Leader 218 -3433 AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee): Jacki Waksman (954) 653 -9053 AJC (American Jewish Committee): Brian Lipton (941) 365 -4955 Anti -Defamation League: (561) 988 -2900 B Nai B rith International: (941) 302 -4500 Chevra Kadisha: Gene Sipe 841 -4615 Generations of the Shoah SWFL: 963 -9347 Hadassah Collier/Lee Chapter: Lynn Weiner 598 -1009 Hadassah Sharon Chapter (Charlotte County): Odette Port (941) 505 -1409 Hazak 55+ Chapter: Joyce Rosinger 437 -1566 Humanistic Jewish Havurah: Paula Creed 495 -8484 Israel Bonds: Regional Headquarters: (800) 622 -8017 Jewish Community Services: 481 -4449 Jewish National Fund: (727) 536 -5263 Memorial Tree Planting in Israel 1 -800 -542 -8733 Jewish War Veterans: Post 400: Commander Harvey Charter 246 -3151 Mikvah Bashka of Southwest Florida: Nechamie Minkowicz 822 -2784 ORT Gulf Beaches Chapter Marina Berkovich 566 -1771 IN LEE & CHARLOTTE COUNTIES TEMPLE JUDEAFort Myers (239) 433-0201 to reserve a space. a doctoral degree in Biosity of Miami. 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