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NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL PERMIT 167A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeKlingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Program LEAPs ahead Israeli, Arab, European share crossborder drill Calling all moms! Lets go to Israel on a Federation/ JWRP trip 3A 4A 24AINSIDE THIS ISSUE: 8 Community Focus 14 Jewish Interest 24 Israel & the Jewish World 28 Commentary 31 Focus on Youth 35 Life Cycle 1B Jewish HappeningsWeve Gan camping! 32A FEDERATION NEWS December 2017 Kislev / Tevet 5778 Volume 47, Number 12 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the WorldWelcoming Michael Ritter as Federation President 941.907.3418Located in Lakewood Ranch Fine Jewelry Expert Repairs Jewelry Appraisals Watch Battery & Bands Pearl Re-string Fine JewelryExpert RepairsJewelry AppraisalsWatch Battery & BandsPearl Re-string941 .907 .3418Located in Lakewood Ranch Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgMichael RitterLIFE & LEGACY meets its Year One goal in just six months! WE HIT OUR MARK! T is proud to welcome Michael Ritter as its new president. Michael has been a longtime, active member of The Federation board, having served most recently as treasurer and vice president. I am thrilled to welcome Michael as our incoming president. Our Federation is fortunate to have a leader with his ground and desire to serve the commuof a vibrant Jewish community, said Federation Executive Director Howard Tevlowitz. A retired CPA and senior partner at Ernst & Young, Ritter moved to Sarasota-Manatee in 2006 from Northeast Ohio, where he still serves on the board and Administrative Committee for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Sarasota-Manatee is a wonderful community with many dedicated and philanthropic Jews from throughout the United States and other countries, said Ritter. Im honored to serve as our Federations president. We are tively served The Federation and other Jewish organizations here and elsewhere over the years. I hope to continue many of the initiatives that they have pursued, as well as to focus on the current challenges that many Jews are facing locally and throughout the world. In addition to his Federation involvement, Ritter currently serves as Board Chair for the Perlman Music Program/Suncoast and is also on the boards of the Israel Tennis Centers he loves spending time with his children and grandchildren in Chicago and Westport, Connecticut. FROM THE BOARD AND STAFF OFGisele Pintchuck One year ago, to promote change in the philanthropic culture of our Jewish community with the launching of goal! The program results are extraordinary! The minimum community goal of tent was exceeded, and the estimated volume of legacy gifts was astonishing: The Jewish Federation, along with Chabad of Sarasota & Manatee Counties, Chabad of Bradenton the Suncoast, Jewish Housing Council Foundation, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai, have teamed up to engage donors in conversation and promote the importance of planning for the future and securing Jewish tomorrows for generations to come. This program is a real game changer, said gram. It does two important things at the same time: HQDEOHV\003GRQRUV\003WR\003IXO\277\003OO\003WKHLU\003SKLODQWKURSLF\003ZLVKHV\003 E\\000VXSSRUWLQJ\003VSHFL\277\003F\003QHHGV\003LQ\003WKH\003-HZLVK\003FRPPX\020 nity, and provides critical resources for our agencies, synagogues and community to meet unforeseen challenges and build for the future. The four-year program, a transformative collabThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and ten local Jewish organizations listed above, is designed to promote after-lifetime giving. Through training, motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. For more information about the program, con

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2A December 2017 FEDERATION NEWS Our 2017 JWRP group with members of the IDFSimone Knego selected as 2018-19 National Young Leadership Co-ChairJewish Federations of North America update on national emergency response effortsT he Jewish Federations of North Americas (JFNA) Emergency Committee, and many of our Federations on the front lines of addressing natural disasters, have had an extraordinarily busy and taxing eight sources through our Jewish Federation system in addressing the many urgent needs arising from these disasters. of our system to date: rain, Houston and the other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey are still in fairly early stages of recovery. With ties in the Jewish community sustaining catastrophic damage, the scope of issues facing the Houston Jewish community is enormous. R\003GDWH\017\003DSSUR[LPDWHO\\000\007\024\032\021\034\000 has been raised through the Jewish Federation system, as follows: Foundations (does not include foundation grants to local Federations or the Houston Federation, ures above) ment of Israel been allocated through the Houston Federation and the national Emergency Committee process to provide direct assistance), to help these individuals and families stay connected to Jewish life and community, and to address institutional sustainability and repair issues. The focus of the Jewish Federations national funding is primarily While the primary focus is on the enorour Emergency Committee has also them. JFNAs Emergency Committee is ther allocation of national funds. The impact on mainland Florida from Hurricane Irma was less severe than anticipated, especially for the larger concentrations of Jewish population on Floridas east coast. While the larger communities in South Florida (Miami, Broward County, South Palm Beach and Palm Beach) were generally able to address the issues in their own communities and extend assistance to other communities, there was heavier impact on some of the smaller communities further west and north (Collier Counacross numerous Florida communities in providing congregate and homedelivered meals to seniors and others Dru\003HFWHG\003E\\000SURORQJHG\003SRZHU\003R\XWDJHV\021 The biggest impact of these storms of Florida, within and beyond the U.S. ERUGHU\003\261\003XHUWR\003LFR\017\003WKH\003\021\021\003LUJLQ\003 Islands, the Florida Keys, Cuba and others. The national Emergency Committee has focused on the U.S. comPXQLWLHV\003Dru\003HFWHG\017\003ZKLOH\003RXU\003SDUWQHU\017\003 the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, is supporting Cuba and RWKHU\003LVODQG\003QDWLRQV\021\003KH\003PDMRU\003IRFXV\003 RI\003RXU\003Hru\003RUWV\003KDV\003EHHQ\003LQ\003XHUWR\003LFR\003 and St. Thomas, which are both characterized by small Jewish communities well-documented in the news media. None of these communities has communal infrastructure beyond individual synagogues, and our support individuals through the various conof IsraAID and the AFYA Foundation, which are providing humanitarian assistance to the Jewish communities and As several of our large Federations DUH\003ZRUNLQJ\003GLUHFWO\\000ZLWK\003SDUWQHUV\003LQ\003 their own communities or international aid organizations with which they have mitted to JFNA: Funds Remitted to date in response Jewish Federation of Broward County $ 20,000 Chabad of Broward County $ 50,000 Jewish Federation of Collier $ 20,000 Pinellas County $ 25,000 Puerto Rico congregations St. Thomas congregations AFYA Foundation $ 50,000 In addition to these funds, with the erators to Jewish communities in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and the Keys for distribution to members of the Jewish community and others in need. Several of our Federations, most notably New Beach, have all been engaged in direct bers. Emergency Committee will be considering further allocations. The most recent focus of disaster renoma counties in California. Within the Jewish community, dozens of JewURJs Camp Newman was also largely destroyed. The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, and the Jewish Federation of the East Bay partnered to create the North Bay JFNA has not established a separate national fund and encourages all Federations to direct relief funds to the Federations. JOIN THE EVENING FOR THE MOST CREATIVE FUNDRAISER IN SARASOTAto support Westcoast Floridas premier Conservative SynagogueSATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 20187:00 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237 ENJOY FOOD & DRINK STATIONS FROM THE MOTOWN ERATICKETS NOW ON SALE!Tickets: $100.00 MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT BY or call Fran Cohen at 410-322-4240 Ticket Deadline January 8, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM oesUnderwritin and Sponsorship Opportunities Available! The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee raised close to $90,000 in hurricane relief donations to support victims in Houston, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

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3A December 2017 FEDERATION NEWSOur 2017 JWRP group with members of the IDF Simone Knego Simone Knego selected as 2018-19 National Young Leadership Co-ChairCalling all moms! Lets go to Israel! 1217 East Avenue South, Suite 209 Sarasota, FL Lifting Depression & Anxiety Trauma Impact Reduction Eating Disorders Teen/Parent Relationship Building Couples Connection & Reasonable Endings Returning Veteran Transitions Adults Adolescents Individuals Couples Families QUALITY PSYCHOTHERAPY 941.315.8797MARRIAGECOUNSELINGSARASOTA.ORGAVerierLMHC@gmail.com Andrea Verier M.A., M.S., LMHCNationally Board Certied, Licensed Mental Health Counselor #4082 Owned and Operated by NRT, LLC Who does the Jewish community turn to for the most trusted service in real estate?Barbara Ackerman 941.780.6045 Ryan Ackerman 941.387.1818 Barbara Ackerman 941.780.6045 Ryan Ackerman 941.387.1818 Contributing to the prosperity of our Jewish Community since 1979! www.ackermangroup.net#1 Team by Sales Volume across ALL companies in Sarasota County, Manatee County & Longboat Key! S arasota resident Simone Knego cago have been selected as The Jewish Federations of North Americas year member of the National Young ous leadership positions within the member of the Board of Directors of Rum (Washington, D.C.), who are leading Cabinet during a transformative time with the launch of a new curriculum and new program experiences designed to serve current members of Cabinet and also to build a robust pipeline of lay leaders for the future. Under net has been committed to growing into new communities and utilizing its members as ambassadors to Federations across North America In addition to her leadership roles within the Jewish community, Simone is the owner and manager of a mediwith physicians across disciplines to provide them with new and innovative product lines. funds and awareness for She has traveled on several philanthropic international missions, including medical missions with her husband Rob, a neurosurgeon. Simyears and are the proud parents of six children. We are so proud of Simone and A re you a mom raising Jewish children under the age of to participate in a life-changing mis(JWRP), has an amazing opportunity for you! to inspire women to transform themselves, their families and their communities, and to connect them to the land, to their Jewish values and to each other. /HG\003E\\000\VWDru\003\003PHPEHUV\003 *LVHOH\003LQWFKXFN\003DQG\003,OHQH\003\\024\033\003 moms from Sarasota-Manatee will participate on a physical and spiritual sides touring Masada, the Dead Sea, the women will pray at the Kotel and participate in discussions and lectures. lunch at the home of a family in Jerusalem, and celebrate, dance and dine throughout the trip. When they return home, participants will participate in a year-long curriculum that will help to elevate their pride for Judaism and love for Israel. light of this trip for me, said Julie row, laughs and tears showed me a side I never had the opportunity to see. I am forever changed as a friend, a wife and a mother. I felt blessed to have had the time to learn with each of these amazing women. The beauty about the shared experiences in Israel, but the experiences that we will continue to share as a sisterhood. For information about The Federation/JWRP trip, please contact Women who have children under ing raised Jewish are eligible to apThis is a heavily subsidized trip. application fee or tips. This trip is designed for people who are not Shomer Shabbat (Shabbat observant). Participants must be physically and emotionally healthy. pre-trip meetings and a year-long post-trip curriculum. To apply and for more information, please visit www.JWRP.org. Application deadline: Sunday, Deterviewed as part of the selection rf n tbbff br frfntb Jewish Federations of North America update on national emergency response efforts rfntnfbf frfbr fbbf b nbrfn tbtt n Thursday, January 11 5:00-7:00 PM New to the area? New to Federation? You are invited to the Newcomers Reception Connect with other members of the Jewish community This event is FREE, but reservations are required ___ Space is limited ___CO-CHAIRS: JOY MORAVITZ AND SARANEE NEWMANRSVP via jfedsrq.org/events or Ilene Fox 941.343.2111 | ifox@jfedsrq.org R RECEPTION EWCOMERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 YEAR LONG COMMUNITY CELEBRATION WOMENS DAY Aly RaismanDecember 4, 2017 March 8, 2018 LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

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4A December 2017 FEDERATION NEWS Watch Companywww.SarasotaWatch.com Top dollar paid for your Rolex, Breitling, Cartier and other luxury brands rf941.953.1315rfAMntPMSarasota Watch Company is not affiliated with Rolex or any of its subsidiaries. The Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Program LEAPs aheadF Sarasota and Manatee counties have been blessed with the opportunity Israel as participants on the Bob Malgram through They have been captivated, inspired and transformed as a result of their participation; they have or made Aliyah; deepened their connection to Judaism and Israel; written their college essays about a moving experience during the trip; returned to of exploration; and chosen careers because of something that touched them during their time as a Young Ambassadors will strengthen their connection and bond with teens their age from Sarasotas sister city in Israel, Tel communities will begin interactions ects. Continuing through the winter, our Sarasota-Manatee students will learn about Israels history and some basic Hebrew, while Tel Mond students will learn about the United States. Then, once school lets out for summer, Sarasota-Manatee Young Ambassadors will travel to Israel to meet their Tel Mond Young Ambassadors in person and stay in their homes for will experience Israel alongside their Israeli counterparts, eating falafel together, visiting holy sites and celebratgroup will travel together, exploring rafting on the Jordan River, to praying at the Kotel and shopping at the in the Dead Sea and riding camels, participants will explore Israel through all their senses and with a beautiful blending of cultures. Mond Young Ambassadors will visit Sarasota for a similar trip to enable the Israeli teens to experience Jewish experiential learning with boundless possibilities. For more information, please conBart and Joan Levenson BMYA Program teens from Sarasota and Tel Mond, Israel HOMES APARTMENTS OFFICES DAILY WEEKLY BIWEEKLY MONTHLYmedacleaningservices@gmail.comFREE ESTIMATES941-726-7511 MEDA HOMES \r\340\222T\356\313\356\273=\222)T\313v\222/ Co-Chairs: Carol Camiener and Dean Eisner 0 7 rffrnrtb DIANE ROSKAMP EXHIBITION HALL, 2700 N. TAMIAMI TRAIL, SARASOTA, FLShonim BYachad is an artistic educational project aiming to endow the values of equality, tolerance, recognizing the other, and shared existence. Central to the project is an exhibition of artwork which was created by students of a variety of ages and backgrounds from Israel. Dont miss this opportunity to view artwork from the original collection in this self-guided tour. SPONSORED BY Questions? Contact Gisele Pintchuck 941.706.0029 gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org rfntb rfntbfrr tbnnrfntb ftf Co-chairs: Lauren Fineman and Emily Stroudntbf t To purchase tickets visit jfedsrq.org/events 941.371.4546 jfedsrq.org jfedsrq.org t t Media sponsorsBUNNY SKIRBOLL | HELEN GLASER | LOIS STULBERG t t t t 2017 Womens t t t 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 Womens Womens Day Co-chairs: Lauren Fineman and Emily Stroud

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5A FEDERATION NEWS Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War Palestinian nationalism Established 1971 MISSION STATEMENT: The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee strives to be the source of news and features of special interest to the Jewish community of Sarasota-Manatee, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions in the Jewish community, and to communicate the mission, activities and achievements of the Federation and its Jew ish community partners. OPINIONS printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not necessarily reect those of The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, its Board of Directors or sta. SUBMISSIONS to The Jewish News are sub ject to editing for space and content, and may be withheld from publication without prior notice. Approval of submissions for publication in either verbal or written form shall always be considered tentative, and does not imply a guarantee of any kind. Submissions must be sent electronically to jewishnews@jfedsrq.org. LETTERS to the editor should not exceed 300 words, must be typed, and include the writers name, mailing address and phone number. Letters can be submitted via snail mail or email (jewishnews@jfedsrq.org). Not all letters will be published. Letters may be edited for length and content. ADVERTISING: Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement and may require the words Paid Advertisement in any ad. Publication of advertisements does not con stitute endorsement of products, services or ideas promoted therein. PUBLISHER The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL 34232-1959 Phone: 941.371.4546 Fax: 941.378.2947 E-mail: jewishnews@jfedsrq.org Website: www.jfedsrq.org Published Monthly Volume 47, Number 12 December 2017 48 pages USPS Permit No. 167 January 2018 Issue Deadlines: Editorial: November 29, 2017 Advertising: November 30, 2017 CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Change of address inquiries can be sent to Brieana Duckett-Graves at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546, extension 0. STAY CONNECTED .com/jfedsrq PRESIDENT Mich ael Ritter EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Howard Tevlowitz CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER Kim Mullins MANAGING EDITOR Ted Epstein ADVERTISING SALES Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 PROOFREADERS Edward D. Cohen, Jack Mansbach, Merry Sanders, Bryna Tevlowitz MIMI AND JOSEPH J. EDLIN JOURNALISM INTERNS Ashlyn Downey-Hayes, Nikol Isakovska Editors note: The Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War series will continue over the next several issues of The Jewish News This new feature is included as part of our Federations year-long celebration of Israel @ 70. I ts amazing how things come about and evolve. Palestinian national ism is the national movement of the Palestinian people. It has roots in Pan-Arabism and other movements; rejecting colonial ism and calling for national indepen dence. However, the true impetus, according to most scholarship today led by the eminent Professor Bernard Lewis, came from the rise of political Zionism at the end of the 19 th century. Catching the wave that began in Europe, the notion of independence and liberation from of the various aliyot waves of Jewish immigration, from Europe around the turn of the century. The Palestinians have never known autonomy or self-rule in the modern age. By that I mean, from the 16 th cen tury onward, they were always a part of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, divided between several political/military units called Sanjaks These were the Sanjaks of Acre, Nablus and Jerusalem. The southernmost district was referred to as a Wilayet a larger administrative district; that of the Hejaz, an extension of the Arabian Peninsula under Turkish control. The indigenous populations always considered themselves to be citizens of residents of their Sanjak or Wilayet second, and Palestinian Arabs with simply a cultural identity. There most certainly was not a political allegiance to the area early on. However, as alluded to by historian national identity was still subsumed by the blossoming concept of Arab iden tity, essential in distinguishing a cul tural group from the Ottoman Turks. This movement arose as the Ottoman Empire had lost its Arab provinces and part of Europe. The political structure within which most Arabs had lived for four centuries had simply disintegrat ed. They were given a rather unique opportunity to forge their identity in two ways: Pan-Arabism and regional ism. The regional approach immedi ately following World War I appeared to focus on what Daniel Pipes and others called Greater Syria. This eventually would put everyone in an awkward position as the French and British Mandates estab lished by the League of Nations in 1923 excised Palestine and Jordan from the Mandate of Syr ia and Lebanon, then un der French control. The only possibility now was to nurture a new identity, that of Palestinian Arab. missing in this early activity was the Arab Christians. Although culturally integrated in the Arab world, the ris ing notion of Arabism rooted in Islam would leave this community out in the cold. This would have consequences down the road, as the Arab Christian community was seen as the intelligen tsia of the region. 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6A December 2017 FEDERATION NEWS PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLEGrants for Jewish overnight camp Temple Emanu-El and Federation partner for community MLK celebrationT emple Emanu-El and will partner with the City Commissioner Willie Shaw, to at The Blue Rooster. will be held at the Robert Taylor Community Complex featuring, among others, the Rev. Charles McKenzie. After ing various entertainment, food, public service and community booths, and a festival of various service events. Temple Emanu-El and Federation to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors to attend college, university or technical/vocational arships include writing an essay about need. In addition, Federation will fund students. clude on Monday evening with a SHUIRUPDQFH\003E\\000WKH\003:HVWFRDVW\003%ODFN\003 KHDWUH\003URXSH\003DW\003%RRNHU\003+LJK\003FKRRO\021 These events are open to the entire community. More details will be provided in the January issue of The Jewish News Please contact Don If you ever attended a Jewish overnight camp when you were young or if you have children who attended a Jewish overnight camp, you be. Aside from all the fun and games, its also a great way to impart Jewish values that will last a lifetime. One of the goals of is to provide incentive grants to as many children as possible who want to attend a Jewish overnight camp. The Jewish charged with distributing funds to families for camp. There are two programs ing set dollar amounts based on the number of years the child has attended camp and the length of the program. The second program is a need-based scholarship available for families with mittees wish is that every Jewish child in our community who wants to attend a Jewish summer camp can do so regardless of the familys ability to pay. Interested in contributing to this tions tab. In the Comments section, please mention that your contribution is for the Jewish Overnight Camp Applications for both grant programs are available online through -DQXDU\\000\026\024\017\003\025\023\024\033\021\003\PRUH\003LQIRUPD\020 WLRQ\017\003FRQWDFW\003$QGUHD\003\(Lru\003HUW\003DW\003DHLru\003HUW# MIHGVUT\021RUJ\003RU\003\034\027\024\021\030\030\025\021\031\026\023\033\021\003R\003DSSO\)65.2 (\017\003 YLVLW\003MIHGVUT\RUJ\022FDPS\021 Saul J. Landesberg is the chair of the Camp Grant Committee. The Jewish News This months advertisers AFMDA.....................................25A Chabad of Sarasota........................5A Chabad of West Bradenton...........20A Cove Cleaners..............................26A Environeers.................................25A Pines of Sarasota............................6A Sarasota Concert Association........5B Sarasota Craft Show......................2B Sun Country Cleaners....................2B TooJays.......................................5B Udell Associates..........................26A rfRefreshments will be served. r fntbt rrrtrtWe are preparing for a busy and exciting season of events. Join us for a to learn more. rt t ntb r rfntbttt r rrf b

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7A December 2017 FEDERATION NEWS Looking for something Jewish-related to do this month? See the Jewish Happenings section for more than 60 events in December! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLEGrants for Jewish overnight camp For more information or to apply for a Teen Travel Scholarship from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, visit https://jfedsrq.org/teen-travel. For questions, contact Andrea Ei ert at aei ert@jfedsrq.org or 941.552.6308. Medication Management and Psychotherapy for Adolescents Adults Geriatrics *Group Therapy Provided *Private Pay Only JENNY KOSMAN, MDBoard Certified Psychiatrist 2477 Stickney Point Road Suite 115B | Sarasota, FL 34231941-951-1794 Effective Treatment ResultsPersonalized Approach students. clude on Monday evening with a These events are open to the entire community. More details will be provided in the January issue of The Jewish News. Please contact Don scholarship available for families with mittees wish is that every Jewish child in our community who wants to attend a Jewish summer camp can do so regardless of the familys ability to pay. Interested in contributing to this tions tab. In the Comments section, please mention that your contribution is for the Jewish Overnight Camp Applications for both grant programs are available online through Saul J. Landesberg is the chair of the Camp Grant Committee. My Israeli summerA fter visiting Israel as a tourist one summer in high school, and do more. I wanted to experience Onward Israel, which gave me the Aviv and spend nearly a summer internship. $V\003D\003ULVLQJ\003MXQLRU\003 DW\003DQGHUELOW\003QLYHU\020 VLW\)65.1 (\017\003,\003NQHZ\003,\003QHHGHG\003 to spend this summer gaining real-world experience that would help me develop professionally and succeed in my future career. Onward Israel helped me with candidates about their recent exto pursue new client leads and secure multiple contracts for Israel Executive, and to manage Israels largest English Not only did I gain the professionalso grew in ways that I never would have imagined. Although I do not my way around Tel Aviv, navigated the teracted with people from all over the as Israelis typically do, we spent one country. plan activities and visits to sites that many of us had never done on Birthright or other Israel trips. In the north, along the coast until we could see the border Israel shares with volunteered at an animal shelter, and so much more. In Jerusalem, I spent an entire real examples of the regions geopolitical new perspectives and helped me gain a better understanding of the many facets of life in Israel. S.K.I.P. Scholarship from I had the summer of a lifetime. I could not have dreamed of a better way to gain professional experience and grow as a young adult. Sydney Hanan recently began her junior year at Vanderbilt University, where she is pursuing a double major in human and organizational development and Spanish, along with a minor in corporate strategy. My trip of a lifetimeT I participated on a CTeen Heritage Quest trip to Poland and Israel this past summer. It was an amazing, inspirational of the trip in Poland, hearing about and seeing the horrors of the Holocaust up close. Being in Auschwitz is an experience that goes beyond everything I ever read about it. After this grim tour, felt the profound meaning behind the ritual. ous and uplifting experience after Poland. In Israel, the Jewish people are strong and free. Hitler didnt succeed in exterminating the entire Jewish people, no matter how hard he tried. We are still here, and we are here to stay! Heights to Tel Aviv. During this trip not only did I learn more than I could I highly recommend this experience for all young people who want to explore their Jewish heritage and history. Leah Phillips is attending the Machon Alte school in Tzfat, Israel.Sydney Hanan Sophia Linton, Leah Phillips, Flora Ginsburg, Julia Damato, Sydney Salama, Olivia Rubinsky rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 EVENT SPACE EVENT SPACE EVENT SPACE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FOR PRIVATE FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, EVENTS, PARTIES, EVENTS, PARTIES, EVENTS, BUSINESS MEETINGS BUSINESS MEETINGS BUSINESS MEETINGS FOR ALL YOUR SPECIALTY NEEDS HOLIDAY FOODS DINNERS TO GO! 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PLEASE RSVP to Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 or dsanford@jfedsrq.org THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE E J E W R A T A T A I You Are InvitedWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 201710:00AMCommunity Foundation of Sarasota County 2635 Fruitville Rd Sarasota OPEN HOUSEGuest Speaker: Simone Knego discussing the Ethiopian National Project SPACE (School Performance and Community Empowerment) Scholastic Assistance ProgramBring a friend or two to learn about the Womens Giving Circle and hear about exciting projects that we have supported.Adrea Sukin, Chair facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community Like us on Facebook

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8A December 2017 COMMUNITY FOCUS The Jewish News is a monthly nonpro t newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.JFCS Volunteer Recognition Brunch Israel Tennis Centers honors Larry and Mary GreensponO Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) premier tennis center in Ramat Center. This dedication is in honor of unwavering support for the mission of the ITC. The International Board, ITC Founders Dr. Ian Froman and Dr. Wilgathered to celebrate this momentous occasion. Israel Tennis Centers when he competed in the International Maccabiah silver medal for the mens 50s division LQ\003GRXEOHV\017\003/DUU\\000UHWXUQHG\003WR\003WKH\003\021\021\003 and became deeply involved with the organization. exhibitions in the Sarasota area, hosting each team of ITC tennis players in his home. He has also been a longtime member of the ITC Foundation Board in the U.S. and the International Board, and is past International Chair of the organization. His generosity is evident throughout TC-Ramat Hasharon, including the honor of his parents, the spon Entranceway. wonderful supporters of and eration Celebration. through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since RSHQLQJ\003LWV\003\277\003UVW\003FHQWHU\003LQ\003DPDW\003+D\020 VKDURQ\003LQ\003\024\034\032\031\017\003WKH\003,&\003KDV\003KHOSHG\003 over a half-million children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. the North to Beer Sheva in the South. For more information about the Isisraeltenniscenters.org or visit http:// www.israeltenniscenters.org.Mary and Larry Greenspon, Dr. William Lippy, Dr. Ian Froman PaiSanOsItalian BakeryBabka Hamentashen Strudel Rugala941.926.84222736 Stickney Point RdMon-Sat 9am-6pm Sundays 9am-3pmBEST LOCAL BAKERY 2016 JFCS of the Suncoast is proud to have many volunteers who are so generous with their time. Toa myriad of capacities, all to aid in our mission of embracing our community with care. areas: Childrens Services Award: Humanitarian Award: Dr. Jerry Fleischer Community Outreach Award: Audrey Coleman Kindness Award: Barbara Boltuch Jewish Spirituality Award: Senior Outreach Award: Nancy Eisenstat Organizational Impact Award: Dawn Moore Management Services Award: Sandy Chase Heidi Brown, JFCS CEO/Presigift of time is ever so valuable. You choose to donate the most precious FRPPRGLW\\000LQ\003WKH\003NQRZQ\003XQLYHUVH\021\003 We may count your time in numbers. We may attempt to count your time in cash value. Though such methods have their reasons, we will all be poorer if we dont realize that the giving of your time is simply and utterly PDJQL\277\003FHQW\021\264 These we honor Your TributesANNUAL CAMPAIGN The Kuperschmid FamilyJEWISH BURIAL FUND The Lewis Family NOTE: To be publicly acknowledged in The Jewish News, Honor Cards require a minimum $10 contribution per listing. You can send Honor Cards directly from www.jfedsrq.org. For more information, please call 941.552.6304. DONT FALL! Spelled Different Because We Are Different5922 Cattlemen Lane, Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232(941) 378-8977 www.FYZICAL.com Balance Retraining and Fall Prevention Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation Aquatic Physical Therapy Individualized Fitness & Wellness Programs Balance Retraining and Fall Prevention We Specialize in... Individualized Fitness & Wellness Programs Call now to schedule, or stop in! Call now to schedule, or stop in! FREE FALL RISK ASSESSMENT! discover... new way to care forA Comprehensive Dermatology Skin Cancer Detection Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Cosmetic and Laser Services Medical Spa Treatments your skin 8451 Shade Avenue, Suite 205 Sarasota, FL 34243941-417-4104 www.upderm.com David S. Sax, MDBoard Certified DermatologistCarlee LaPensee, ARNP 941.488.1115 | VeniceStage.com | 140 W. Tampa Ave. LChayim HERES TO LIFE ON THE GULF COAST Committed to the Jewish Community for over 20 years, Stacy is passionate about real estate and strives to build ever-lasting relationships based on exceptional service, uncompromising values and a strong work ethic. Stacy Hanan, Realtor941.266.0529StacyHanan@michaelsaunders.com 1605 Main Street | Sarasota, Florida 34236 | 941.951.6660 Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_617_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 6/6/17 3:07 PM

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9A December 2017 COMMUNITY FOCUS The Jewish News is a monthly nonpro t newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. SPMF_JN_0108_MECH.indd 1 8/1/17 12:26 PM Is it good for the Jews? I n this sordid climate of unsettled politics, we are admonished not to ironic since Yom Kippur is our Day of in the current administration, and the prominence of Jews in all branches of government would be a source of ethnic pride. Yet we are often divided about whether that is good for the Jews. The course is a history of Jewish involvement in American politics from the Founding Fathers to the present. Since the time of the American Revolution, Jews have played a prominent role in the politics of our country. A ingtons Cabinet is believed to have been half Jewish. Today, Jews occupy seats on the U.S. Supreme Court, in Congress and in Presidential Cabinets far beyond their numbers in the U.S. population. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the Jewish impact on the political history of our nation and learn about the many Jews who have served How the Jewish experience in Europebehavior in America will also be included. Other topics are: political deciStates and various parts of the world; how the roles of Jews in American politics have evolved over the years; and Al Treidel, an accomplished JewMusic School Building on The FedHUDWLRQ\003&DPSXV\017\003\030\033\023\003\000F,QWRVK\003RDG\017\003 DUDVRWD\021\003HJLVWUDWLRQ\003LV\003UHTXLUHG\021\003KH\003 tuition fee is $60; scholarships are also available. To enroll or for more information, erates in part under a grant from Now in its eighth year, the tute. Israel Tennis Centers honors Larry and Mary Greenspon through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since over a half-million children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. the North to Beer Sheva in the South. For more information about the Isisraeltenniscenters.org or visit http:// www.israeltenniscenters.org.Starting Over Again screening A special presentation and a Florida premiere screening of the award-winning documentary, Starting Over Again on XQGD\)65 (\017\003'HFHPEHU\003\024\023\003DW\003 \027\035\023\023\003S\021P\021\017\003XQGHU\003WKH\003DXVSLFHV\003RI\003 the Miniversity at Temple Beth event is sponsored by in celebration of Israel of the Jews of Egypt; the dolce vita followed by the exile. For the Jews that were forced out of their native land, their only revideotaped a special introduction and greeting for our community. Succumbing under the tide of memories and pronouncing the words below are the protagonists witnesses of a golden age, buried beneath the happy sands of when the Egyptian Jews, settled for centuries, were forced to abandon their homes and possessions in Cairo and Alexandria. The Egypt of my childhood had breath that we carry with us like a precious gift. An extraordinary mixture of identity lived inside us: this is what we were and what we have remained, even today. Cosmopolitan, the sons of a cultural metissage (cross-cultural mingling) which is among the richest, most productive and captivating. For more information and to purCo-Proprietors: Phil Mancini & Michael Klauber Proudly Serving the Jewish Community with Kosher Catering Is Prayer Meaningful for You? It Can Be.Watch the video about this powerful class at congkh.org and sign-up online Rabbi Jennifer will start a new Making Prayer Real class on Sunday, January 14th .For more information or to sign-up by mail call 941.244.2042Thoughtful, spiritual discussion Congregation Kol HaNeshamaA Synagogue for Everyone Clrng r 10t Avrsry!8 Sundays 10 11:30 am. $ 36 members $ 50 non-members PaiSanOsItalian BakeryBabka Hamentashen Strudel Rugala941.926.84222736 Stickney Point RdMon-Sat 9am-6pm Sundays 9am-3pmBEST LOCAL BAKERY 2736 Stickney Point Rd LOCAL BAKERY 2016 Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_617_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 6/6/17 3:07 PM

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10A December 2017 COMMUNITY FOCUS The Jewish Music Ensemble is now in rehoisal [sic]. We are open to Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. We will survey our mugotiable. more. If youre very busy, dont worry. -XVW\003FRPH\003WR\003ZKDWHYHU\003\\000RX\003FDQ\021\003/RFD\020 WLRQ\035\003\025\034\033\023\&DSWLYD\003'ULYH\017\003DUDVRWD\021 KDQNV\003VR\003PXF\K\021 Steve HowardCalling musicians and singers for new Jewish Music Ensemble Stay connected at www.jfedsrq.org Human rights in todays AmericaO Manatee Section of the National Council of Jewish advocacy programs. The event was well attended by over 60 members and interested community friends. The distinguished panel was from a Education, and Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health. All participants discussed their perceptions of human rights in our country today based upon their experience and expertise. Our moderator was Dr. Claire Snyder-Hall, an activist, author and scholar. on the diverse issues that his organiRights, Criminal Justice System. Kate ing pro-faith while being pro-choice, Giving care, staying active; JFCS Senior Caregiving Temple Beth Sholom Goes Motown One of the most awaited evenings of the season can include ty is invited to listen, clap hands, tap feet and dance the night away. This is Sarasotas Temple Beth Sholom synagogue. Co-chairs for this event are Fran Cohen and Saranee Newman. The Soul Sensation, a highlyacclaimed six-piece band plus three vocalists, will provide the evenings entertainment. You may sing along vine and Reach Out, Ill Be There. The mixture of passed, tablewith creative, inspired Motown-era cuisine catered by Tampas Edibles by Ethel. An open bar including wine, beer and signature Motown martinis is Proceeds will be used to support the temples programming. Besides Shabbat and holiday services, the temple welcomes those wishing to remember a yahrzeit, observe shiva or gather in daily fellowship to pray. sponsor the event or to purchase your \007\024\023\023\003WLFNHW\021\003OHDVH\003FRQWDFW\003DQF\\000DW\003 \034\027\024\021\034\030\030\021\033\024\025\024\003RU\003QKHQULFNV#WHPS\OHEHWK VKRORP\300\003\021RUJ\021\003\DQ\003LQYLWDWLRQ\003RU\003PRUH\003 information, please call Fran Cohen at \027\024\023\021\026\026\025\021\027\025\027\023\021 Temple Beth Sholom is located at \024\023\030\023\003RXWK\003XWWOH\003$YHQXH\017\003DUDVRWD\021\003 There will be complimentary valet SDUNLQJ\017\003DQG\003WKH\003GUHVV\003FRGH\003LV\003SDUW\\000 casual.Motown committee members and others (photo by Elliott Corn) Temple Emanu-El leaders participate in retreatT tee chairs of Temple Emanu-El tated by the Union for Reform Judabegan the program with an inspiring dvar Torah about Judaisms emphamessage was felt throughout the day as attendees participated in brainstorming sessions, shared temple memories, engaged in role-play, and focused on what drives them to volunteer their time and devotion to Temple Emanu-El. The day concluded as participants decided to adopt new initiatives to further strengthen Temple Emanu-El and its members. I thought it went very well and that we accomplished a great deal, Temple EmanuEl President Toby Haldidnt have that many action items beimprovement in what they do, we do so many things right! Halpern added. +DOSHUQ\003DOVR\003WKDQNHG\003WHPSOH\003VWDru\003\003IRU\003 support as well as board member Ellen Klein, who served as scribe for the retreat. with you as you came together to strengthen Temple Emanu-El, Rubin told temple leaders. You should be very proud of your inspired leadership, and the Jewish address that you have established that does, as your mission statement indicates, create a warm and inclusive family. For more information about Temple Retreat facilitator Lois Rubin of the Union for Reform Judaism and Temple Emanu-El President Toby Halpern To discuss creating your Jewish legacy, contact LIFE & LEGACY director:Gisele Pintchuck 941.706.0029 or gpintchuck@jfedrsq.org THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE Klingenstein Jewish Center | 580 McIntosh Rd. | Sarasota, FL 34232 | JFEDSRQ.org Temple Emanu-El Please consider making a legacy gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy to our LIFE & LEGACY Partners. We Hit Our YEAR ONE Goal! LIFE & LEGACYA program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Sara sota-Manatee, LIFE & LEGACYs mission is to support the future of our Jewish community for generations to come. Whatever you cherish most about Jewish lifelearning, community, worship, caring for those in need or social justice, by leaving a legacy you ensure that the things you value are sustained for future generations. HOW WILL YOU ASSURE JEWIS H TOMORROWS? WIT H A LEGACY GIFT TODAY!

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11A COMMUNITY FOCUS Aviva Making gourmet heart healthyW healthy or wellness-inspired met food. However, the reality is that stereotype head on. At AvivaA Cambehind the scenes to develop a menu providing residents with a dynamic experience. To learn more about the process and how healthy food is going gour met, we sat down with Avivas Executive Chef, Ignacio Suarez. As a classically trained chef, I owned and operated my own restaurant in Miami for eight years. During that brought me to Aviva was the sense of community and the stability I could provide not only for myself but for my family as well. Spewith Avivas sense of purpose. It isnt people to live in but a place to grow and expand their horizons. That sense of adventure and craving for new experiences was so appealing that where I belonged. this place is special and the residents who call it home are some of the most interesting and dynamic seniors in the area. are not a restriction. Yes, these expectations mean that we cannot use some of the classic ingredients that you may have come to expect. However, I have always found that this gives us such an incredible opportunity to get creative and push the envelope on what food can be. that can really shine both from a culinary and health perspective. Every in fresh and local seafood, produce, herbs and protein to serve that evehouse-made elements and create dishes and balsamic vinegar glazed with bluehorseradish sauce. timidating, especially for people who may not observe it. What Ive learned product is simply something that is produced the cleanest way possible. Without chemicals, hormones or other damaging elements, the ingredient can really shine on its own. Our menus have to be a bal ance because we want every resi dent to feel com fortable. Some residents love the NHW\017\003DQG\003VSDJKHWWL\003 and meatballs, be cause those are the recipes they used own families. We comfort foods and provide it for them in a way that is KLJK\020TXDOLW\)65.8 (\021\003R\003 achieve that, it re ally comes down to the herbs, spices and fresh vegetables. On the other hand, we have resi turous experience. For them we add globallyand locally-inspired options of their own family recipes helping us connect with the residents through our passion for food. At the end of the day the most important thing to me is consistency. I want to be able to promise our resi dents that no matter what they choose from the menu, it will be the same are not going to serve anything we arent proud of. Members of our culinary team on average have been with Aviva for over providing an experience. When a resi dinner or they tried something new and loved it, that is the best motivator. That singular moment is the best feeling in the world. We are a family, we care, we do the for everyone. lifestyle. As Sarasotas premier se nior rental community, we want to invite you to experience the possibili Chef Ignacio SuarezAdvertorial Human rights in todays AmericaO Manatee Section of the National Council of Jewish advocacy programs. The event was well attended by over 60 members and interested community friends. The distinguished panel was from a Education, and Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health. All participants discussed their perceptions of human rights in our country today based upon their experience and expertise. Our moderator was Dr. Claire Snyder-Hall, an activist, author and scholar. on the diverse issues that his organi Rights, Criminal Justice System. Kate st Amendment of freedom of religion and freedom from religion. ity Florida is doing to pass a nondiscrimination bill under the Civil Rights Act which would include the protect everyone from discrimina the concerns of funding at the publicschool level, issues of charter schools changing our public education, and religious prayer entering public schools. that followed barely touched on the issues brought up by the esteemed panel. NCJWs Advocacy Team has plans for another program in the spring. For more information on NCJW, manatee.org. Seated: Kirk Bailey, ACLU; Caroline Zucker, Sarasota County School Board; Mark Puskarich, Equality Florida; standing: Lauren Brownstein, NCJW Florida SPA Vice Chair; Cathy Markowitz, NCJW Sarasota-Manatee Advocacy Team; Kate Lannamann, Florida Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health; Joan Bour, NCJW Sarasota-Manatee President; Claire Snyder-Hall, PhD, author-activist and moderator Giving care, staying active; JFCS Senior CaregivingC aregiving is a duty withheld for the strongest and most gener ous-hearted among us. Many However, when caregivers needs sup giver Resources within the Seniors and Cancer Support programs. One program participant, Ellen Kaiden, is an accomplished artist re siding in Sarasota. Her palette is as vi brant as she is, and she shows her art in many notable Sarasota galleries. Ellen has participated in JFCS Wednesday caregiver group with Dr. Susan Siegel for several years. Here, caregivers gain access to support groups and individual support sessions, learning more about what loved ones are going through. Dealing with decisions that need to be made and emotions can be overwhelming. JFCS provides assistance with respite, tant resources. Ellen has maintained her life balance by actively pursuing her talents, as well as caring for her family. Through JFCS, she has a strong support of her own. assistance, please call the JFCS Seniors Learn more at jfedsrq.org/help The Jewish Federation offers assistance for all ages, like: Camp Grants, Overseas Grants, Education Scholarships, Religious Scholarships, and Womens Giving Circle Grants. Plus, complimentary programs like PJ Library, Shalom Baby and Senior services provide unique support throughout Sarasota and Manatee. Motown committee members and others (photo by Elliott Corn) Temple Emanu-El leaders participate in retreatso many things right! Halpern added. support as well as board member Ellen Klein, who served as scribe for the retreat. with you as you came together to strengthen Temple Emanu-El, Rubin told temple leaders. You should be very proud of your inspired leadership, and the Jewish address that you have established that does, as your mission statement indicates, create a warm and inclusive family. For more information about Temple Retreat facilitator Lois Rubin of the Union for Reform Judaism and Temple Emanu-El President Toby Halpern

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12A December 2017 COMMUNITY FOCUSChazzan Abramson (far left) and Rabbi Michael Churgel (far right) with Temple Sinai Religious School students who helped pack supplies for Puerto RicoTemple Sinais charitable outreach grows beyond Sarasota Temple Beth Sholoms High Holiday Hunger Project Happy HanukkahTidewell Hospice is committed to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our patients and families. As a certied Jewish Hospice, Tidewell oers: Mezuzah and Shabbat candles Spiritual consultation with Rabbi on request Bible and prayer bookwww.tidewell.org 941-552-7500 855-Tidewell T has demonstrated its generosity clothes for Mothers Helping Mothers, as well as donations for victims of the recent hurricanes. All year long we have a barrel for donations of non-perishable food to All thousands of pounds of food during the Women of Sinai is providing school supplies for second-grade pupils of lects or purchases, sorts and delivers supplies for the students. During the High Holidays, Temple Sinai conducted several special efforts. Our annual High Holiday clothing drive for Mothers Helping Mothers was successful with many large contributions of gently-used clothing brought Hashanah. After Hurricane Irma, Temple Sinai opened its doors with a comfort station for anyone in the community without electricity to provide a cool Temple Sinai and Church of the Palms Rabbi Michael Churgel drove to Fort Myers to deliver the donations. On the day before Yom Kippur, items, personal hygiene products, nonperishable food and other vital resources. This program was coordinated with Temple Sinais Yom Kippur collection IRU\003$OO\003\ Temple Sinai is proud of its many SDVW\003DQG\003RQJR\LQJ\003EHQHYROHQW\Hru\003RUWV\021 Temple Sinai Gan families collect items for Mothers Helping MothersIn the spirit of tikkun olam, Temple Beth Sholom organized a successful food drive once again this year, during the High Holiday season, to JFCS Kosher Food Pantry. The temple has been coordinating bi Michael Werbow and Joel Servetz Werbow approached Joel about startJoel reached out to Winn-Dixie for the donation of the bags. The Temple Beth Sholom congregation responded phenomenally, empty bags that were available of Rosh Hashathem generously, to return the folYom Kippur. In donating around gants performed two acts of tzedakah by feeding the hungry and supportKehillah they are so grateful for the donation, and the timing was great since Hurricane Irma depleted their supplies. ing, coordinating and generously donating food.Food Drive group You have found your perfect home. Paul Eidel, Penny Hill, & Scott Kolbe941.545.1275PennyHillGroup@LionBank.com LionBank.com/PHGroupScott Kolbe: NMLS# 450453 Penny Hill: NMLS# 365464 Paul Eidel: NMLS# 1041466 Companions Home Health Aides Transport RN Supervision CNA Services Doctor Visits All Heart Senior Care, LLCwww.allheartseniorcare.com Serving Sarasota and Manatee CountiesCall 24 hours a day941-954-6565Private Duty Home Health 24 hour care available Your home is where our hearts areHomemaker & Companion License 230910 make sure to catch all events at invited events at events at events at events at events at events at events at events at events at events at events at jfedsrq.org/ events Dr. Julian Achim Clinical Psychologist Florida License : PY9572 Tel: 941 4511122 Psychological Testing \016\027$!\037 "'\025\032\037\034\037\031\033\025\024\034\001\022 \027"#\033\036\031 \001 Psychotherapy PSYCHOLOGIST Read the current and previous editions of The Jewish News at www.jfedsrq.org.

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13A COMMUNITY FOCUSDiane Milrod, Arlene Stolnitz, Susan Gordon, Susan Skovronek, Sylvia Kupferman, Emily Tennenbaum, Stanley Gordon CONNECTING BUSINESSES WITH OUR COMMUNITY PRINT DIGITAL MARKETING PARNTER For more information, contact Robin Leonardi 941 .552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq .org The Jewish Federation oers unique cross-media advertising packages that connect your business with your community. Sarasota Jewish Chorale celebrates Chai Year with arts awardIt was an exciting night in October when the Sarasota Jewish Chorale Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Honored for its leadership in arts and cultural events in the community, the Chorale received a grant in recognition of its service in the community and for its upcoming March program commemo th) year. The select award, given to the Chorale and several other arts organizations in Sarasota County, was granted by The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. The Alliance is an umbrella or ganization that serves the needs of all arts groups in the area. It also monitors state legislation regarding arts funding. Three grant programs fund over two million dollars annually in the arts and cultural community. Many Chorale members were in attendance to receive the award which will be used in planning Remember Respect and Honoring the memory and legacy th birthday of the State of Israel, the pro gram is a celebration of the Chorales Chai year. The March 25 afternoon program will be held at Temple Beth Sholom. More details will follow. Be sure to save the date. Homes for seniorscats that isW tens are cute and playful. in animal shelters. Now that cats are more) there are more and more senior cats that need loving homes. There is a rising national issue with senior cats. Some cat owners have medical issues or passed away, while their cat. Most shelters have age restrictions and they believe that these cats are not very adoptable. So, either the senior cat is left homeless roaming the street or, worse, euthanized. St. Francis Animal Rescue (a nonice has started an innovative program with eight senior cats. All of these furever home. There are many reasons to adopt a senior cat. They are mellow, love to simply be with a family and curl on your lap, their personalities are formed, and they understand how to use litter boxes and scratching posts. As Jews, we practice tikkun olam for people in the world, and our ani mals. For those interested in adopting a cat, a mitzvah would be adopting one of these senior cats. St. Francis Animal Rescue is hold ing a special senior (and special needs) reduced-fee adoption event December special goodies. Please consider adopt be their last chance. For more information on St. Fran cis Animal Rescue, please visit www. JOIN CHABAD OF BRADENT ON & LAKEWOOD RANCH FOR C e l e b r a t i n g t h e h o l y l a n d o f I s r a e l a n d i t s p e o p l e BH CHANUKAHISRAEL CELEBRA TION IS SPONSORED BY THE JEWISH FEDERA TION OF SARASOT A-MANA TEE. TUESDA Y DECEMBER 12, 2017, 6:00PMLAKEWOOD RANCH MAIN STREET Featuring CONCERT WITH THE FREYLACH BANDISRAEL CHARITY BOX MENORAH ISRAELI-STYLE KOSHER FOOD KONA ICE TRUCK CHANUKAH ART F ACE P AINTING DOUGHNUT DECORA TING HOT LA TKES JUDAH THE MACCABEE JUDAH THE MACCABEE DREIDEL MASCOT CHANUKAH ST OR YTIME BOOTH NEW! LA TKE BIKE DREIDEL MOONBOUNCE RAFFLESS P R E A D T H E L I G H T A N D D O N A T E T O E I G H T D I F F E R E N T C H A R I T I E S I N I S R A E L W I T H O U R E I G H T C H A R I T Y B O X C A N D L E S THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY LAKEWOOD RANCH MAIN STREET .ADMISSION IS FREE. NOMINAL FOOD FEES T O APPL Y SPONSOR $500.

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14A December 2017 For more than 60 community events in December, see the Jewish Happenings section in this issue.JEWISH INTEREST Eye Care Excellence in All Stages of LifeSchedule an appointment with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists: Murray Friedberg, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. Scott Silverman, M.D. Robert Sambursky, M.D. Pooja Khator, M.D. Allison Menezes, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Jody Abrams, M.D. Paul Brannan, M.D. 217 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton 6310 Health Park Way, Ste. 340, Lakewood Ranch 1427 S. Tamiami Trail, SarasotaCoastalEye.com (941)748-1818 Two different approaches to Chanukah music: The Yeshiva Boys Choir and Y-Studs! Arlene Stolnitz T come to my attention recently, Yeshiva Boys Choir and Y-Studs. Both that is creative, innovative and vibrant. According to the of Jewish Muand recordings of countless other contemporary Jewish composers, that I will write about in the future, are important in preserving the legacy of American-Jewish music and culture for future generations. You may have heard of the renowned Yeshiva Boys Choir, which Traveling worldwide to countries such as England, Canada and Israel, as well as performing across the U.S., they have excited audiences with their renditions of age-old favorites and new the group is led by conductor and choreographer Yossi Newman, a former third-grade teacher from Cleveland, Ohio. Together with his childhood and arranges the catchy compositions, they have created a choir of nearly 50 talented young members. And what a choir it is! One cannot listen to their music group is spirited, fun and, most of all, original in their approach to their songs. tains many familiar and not-so-familiar tunes. Especially, you will want to hear Daddy Come Home, a tribute to all ing to its emotionally charged plea will bring tears to your eyes. Anyone who has had a father who served in a war (my dad served in WWII) and everyone else will be moved by its powerful message. Those Were the Nights is a and showcases the talents of its reBoys Choir has many other outstanding albums that they sing on their soldout worldwide tours. older, yet youthful, and also Yeshiva Jewish a cappella group, they are an elite all-male group from Yeshiva Uniby singers from the school who wanted to get together as a singing ensemble. They are immensely popular and have produced CDs and music videos, and are available for weddings and bar mitzvahs. They have traveled internationally with their program. Of special interest is their CD/ video entitled, Evolution of Jewish Music, in which the group sings miniclips of Jewish music chronologically through the centuries. It is literally a history of Jewish music throughout the ages. in their repertoire: A One Direction tunes that we usually associate with the holiday. Instead, they will appeal especially to the younger hip generation and catchy tunes. Plus, these guys are so handsome and cute, even the older generation cant help love them! Their videos can be seen on YouTube and are MXVW\003SODLQ\003IX\Q\004 * A correction to last months article: The refugees at Safe Haven in Oswehad all left to start new lives; some staying in the United States, and others returning to Europe. Arlene Stolnitz, founder of the Sarasota 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. RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOWrf ntbrr rffrrntbbnft trrtrrnnrrbnrrrr frtrrr rnfrrrntr frrrrrfrfrrrbrr rrrrrr rbbfrtn fb b rfr fbbbb b rfntb b bn tnr r It Takes Quality Time to Provide Quality Care. Now accepting a limited number of new patients. Brad S. Lerner, MD MD MD 941.953.9080 How Well Does Your Doctor Know You Getting to know whats best for your ongoing health begins with getting to know you personally. At LernerCohen Healthcare, you have access to a full team of wellness specialists who know your biography as well as your biology.Dont just think of us as your Primary Doctor. Consider yourself our Primary Patient. The Doctor Is In. Always.

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15A December 2017 JEWISH INTEREST Two different approaches to Chanukah music: The Yeshiva Boys Choir and Y-Studs! Ambitious meditation on spiritual transcendence Nicole Krauss (photo credit Goni Riskin) The Jewish NewsPhil Jason O come out each year immediately signal masterpiece. Nicole Krauss Forest Dark, a brilliant lawyer and investor who discovers that in a liberating way. The transformations the characters undergo, whether sought after or suddenly realized, are described with staggering acumen and accuracy. Each of the central characters. The chapters that focus on the novelist lets call son. Those given over to Jules Epstein (most often referred to as Epstein) are told in the third person, though the narrator has lavish access to the mans thoughts and feelings. Epsteins life changes are extreme. Soon after his parents die, he ends his marriage, leaves his partnership in a intimidating personality and identity he had built. He seems released into an the solidity and luster of polished stone. of spiritual tour guide who often seems half-real. Epsteins guide is Rabbi Menachem Klausner, who is in charge of researching the Davidic line, an enterprise in which the Epstein name Klausner will open new vistas for Epcred city of Safed, a center for Jewish spiritualism. Eliezer Friedman, a former literature professor, plays a role in Nicoles ilar ambiguities. Hes part mentor, part confessor, part spiritual seducer. Friedman has a strange destiny in mind for goal allows the Nicole sections of the an exploration of and career. In these King David, particularly his age-old haunts the narrative. Tour-guide Friedman, rather than Hilton, becomes a bit forcefully her guide to an Israel with which she is not familiar. His speech is hypnotic, someKlausner, who magisame plane as Epstein. cole, Epstein is staying at the Tel Aviv Hilton. While the storylines of Epstein and Nicole each other in dozens of ways. Each narrative thread of Forest Dark if developed further in isolation, could become a praiseworthy novel. However, interfaced as they are, they generate an outcome that is far more than the sum of its parts. This structural inventiveness, coupled with the authors soaring imagination, probing intelligence and There is even some unexpected fun and Matti Friedman, hint at the scope of Jewish cultural experience that Krauss may expect from her readers. with some friendly name-dropping. This writer admits that he had a good time and more. Washington Independent Review of Books See www.washingtonindepen Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Naval Academy. He reviews regularly for , and other publications. Please visit Phils website at www.philjason.wordpress.com. Forest Dark, by Nicole Krauss. alternate self. He smiles more, reads zone of experience characterized by a sense of lightness. He no longer believes in assurances. He wishes to be open. His children worry about him. Nicole comes to realize that her life has been overly structured. She is the including meeting other peoples expectations. She speculates about how this suspension of will as Epstein has dom. A good part of the novel is played out in Israel, particularly Tel Aviv, which holds promises and challenges for both characters. It has long been part of their individual lives. The Tel Aviv Hilton looms large in Nicoles psyche. Her ostensible reason for staying there is to base a novel on the hotel. However, that readers expect for what they do, she wonders if the actions of humans are truly rooted in such reasons. Nicole is penetratingly occupied with such philosophizing. The author characters streams of interrogation and postulation as vivid and engrossing as powerful descriptions of places and actions. Her contemplations have Jewish National Fund Sarasota Guardian of Israel Award LuncheonHONORINGEdie and David ChaifetzFEATURING GUEST SPEAKERRussell F. RobinsonCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, JEWISH NATIONAL FUNDWednesday, February 28, 2018 11:30 amTemple Beth Sholom1050 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL RSVP by February 22, 2018 at jnf.org/sarasotagoiCHAIRSHelen & Len Glaser Toby & Noel Siegeljnf.org 800.JNF.0099 For sponsorship opportunites or more information: Marcy Friedland, Senior Campaign Executive, Southwest Florida at mfriedland@jnf.org or 941.217.7400 WE HAVE A LOT TO SAYWANT TO DISPLAY THE JEWISH NEWS IN YOUR OFFICE OR BUSINESS?Robin Leonardi Account Executive: 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.org

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16A December 2017 JEWISH INTERESTJonathan Ornstein, Executive Director, JCC Krakow European Jewish revival vs increasing political concernInterview with Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director, JCC KrakowT We understand our faith coming better future. We are naturally optimissee is the best example: a community that was almost completely wiped out last 20-25 years. The community is growing and beginning to thrive. The most obvious reason to be happy here is the fact that we are existing, and income here have been reinforced by their own Jewish identity and they are correspondence bring us results to celebrate happiness. comes from Yiddish. It shows the interconnectedness of Polish and Jewish Jewish from Polish families, except one child whose family is from Israel. downtime. It is wonderful to be a Jew found my wife here in the community. here too, we are both committed in our here something after such tragedy happened before. There is a whole generation of Poles who are growing up in a country that is free and with a very strong and proud Jewish history. And this new generation is curious about this community. They heard about the Jews land, so it is naturally time for them to learn the details. Overall, I can say the past and connecting with its Jewparts and bad parts of the narrative. And today the country is eager to not only learn about Jewish history, but to help rebuild Jewish life. The importance here is that this is very much Polish history. Once, ten percent of the population was Jewish. What is helpful for us is that these Polish students are not only interested in the past, but are eager to be engaged to rebuild Jewish life here. This is a thriving Jewish/non-Jewish partnership in Poland. It is increasingly challenging. This government is not anti-Semitic for sure, however, they are eager to change a narrative of introspection that has been healthy for Poland since the fall of Communism a narrative which critically. is much more interested in focusing only on the positive aspects of Polish cult part of the Jewish-Polish history. I welcome in Poland there needs to conWLQXH\003WR\003EH\003WKLV\003DFNQRZOHGJHPHQ\W\003RI\003 the good and bad done toward the Jews on the side of the Poles. There are a few bothersome evidences of this new and Jedwabne pogrom on television, ZH\003\277\003QG\003WKDW\003KDUPI\XO\021\003 we have a dialog with them, but the situation is about to get more challenging. I have people telling me that present public television is one-sided, and only celebrating the achievement of the ruling party. This rhetoric resembles the Overall, I can say that from the Jewish perspective, the past years of positive changes in Poland have not revival of Jewish life is not based on politics, but on individuals who are caring and active. This should always be a win-win situation. Richer Jewish life will enrich Poland too. rfntbr shing you and yours a f n fb rn b continued on next page Need to reach the editor of The Jewish News? Send an email to jewishnews18@gmail.com. Please join us for an Open House Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11am 4pm to meet Daniel Sahaloat McCarver & Moser, 1301 Main St., SarasotaDaniel will share his story about immigrating to Israel from Ethiopia, and present Megemeria, an original and modern jewelry collection that is part of Yvel. This collec tion is designed by Jewish Ethiopian immigrants trained at The Megemeria School. You will also be able to experience the luxurious Yvel trunk show, world-renowned for its distinctive creations hand-crafted in Motza, Israel. PRESENTED BYAll attendees receive a CHANCE TO WIN a piece of Megemeria jewelry and a piece of jewelry from McCarver & Moser! RSVP online at JFEDSRQ.org/Events. For more information, contact: Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or gpintchuck@jfedsrq.orgWIN!

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17A JEWISH INTEREST European Jewish revival vs increasing political concern the past and connecting with its Jewparts and bad parts of the narrative. And today the country is eager to not only learn about Jewish history, but to help rebuild Jewish life. The importance here is that this is very much Polish history. Once, ten percent of the population was Jewish. What is helpful for us is that these Polish students are not only interested in the past, but are eager to be engaged to rebuild Jewish life here. This is a thriving Jewish/non-Jewish partnership in Poland. It is increasingly challenging. This government is not anti-Semitic for sure, however, they are eager to change a narrative of introspection that has been healthy for Poland since the fall of Communism a narrative which critically. is much more interested in focusing only on the positive aspects of Polish cult part of the Jewish-Polish history. I welcome in Poland there needs to conthe good and bad done toward the Jews on the side of the Poles. There are a few bothersome evidences of this new and Jedwabne pogrom on television, we have a dialog with them, but the situation is about to get more challenging. I have people telling me that present public television is one-sided, and only celebrating the achievement of the ruling party. This rhetoric resembles the Overall, I can say that from the Jewish perspective, the past years of positive changes in Poland have not revival of Jewish life is not based on politics, but on individuals who are caring and active. This should always be a win-win situation. Richer Jewish life will enrich Poland too. continued from previous page Rabbi Baumol is our part-time rabbi as he serves in Israel too. We have a growing community with 650 JCC members today, bringing Hillel to Kra survivors, and opening our preschool. sustainable ways of creating a viable community. We raise our entire budget from donations. We resource locally charge membership fees. We have less from the Polish government. These individuals were only small children during the Shoah. Most of them survived being hidden by righteous people. They are regulars at our Shabbat dinners, and many meet in our senior club daily. One of them is newspaper, sings in our choir and studies Hebrew. She was a scholar in the old. She is very close to me. This May she came with me on a tandem ride in our annual Ride of the a group from Israel. Zosha told them about our ride, and she said, Oh, by immediately. She told us the following war came. He was deported. Zosha was hidden, and never saw her dad nor the Rahel Levin Varnhagen Nikol Isakovska R Jewish woman who hosted one of the most popular literary salons in Berlin and wrote a voluminous number of letters, establishing herself as a respected epistolary writer of the Enlightenment. But her life would be overshadowed by her constant battle with her Jewish identity. Rahel was born in Berlin on May daughter of a Jewish merchant and his wife. Her family was not particularly observant, and she grew up without any strong Jewish values. Nevertheless, she was very aware of her Jewishness, and would feel the burden of her Jewish identity her entire life. With Europe in the throes of the Enlightenment period, Rahel was welleducated by her par ents, growing up to be an opinionated, intelli gent woman. And what did bright, educated a salon. Rachels salon was instantly popular, attracting the great in tellectuals of the age intelligent, progres sive men and women of the Enlightenment. Friedrich Schleiermacher, Adolf Fried salon. Rahel went through two broletters, 6,000 of which have been preRebecca Friedlander. Although written with the purpose of being published, Rahels letters provide a glimpse into the emotions and views of the woman herself. She describes herself with an easy pletely silent because her opinionated conversation was often too much for her listeners! She comes across as honest and wry, and frustrated with the limitations that society placed on her because of her gender and her Jewishness. were published posthumously by her gen is also responsible for relating Rahels deathbed words: The thing which all my life seemed to me the greatest shame, which was the misery and misfor tune of my life having been born a Jewess this I should on no account now wish to have missed. more about Rahel Sketches of German Life and Scenes from the War of Liberation in Germany; Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess by Hannah Arendt; Rahel Levin Varnhagen by Heidi Thomann Tewarson. Nikol Isakovska is a recipient of the Mimi and Joseph J. Edlin Journalism Intern Scholarship, a program funded by Miriam Edlin in memory of her husband. 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18A December 2017 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldHoliday heartache grandparents can help divorced kids get through Jewish Aging Mastery Program For more information contactPamela Baron at (941)366-2224 x112 or email pbaron@JFCS-Cares.orgTheres a program that can help you master aging... and its almost as good as chicken soup! JFCS presents the Jewish-focused Aging Mastery Program (JAMP). JAMP combines the science and art of aging well with the wisdom of the Jewish faith. Participate in a fun and comprehensive approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity. Classes start Tuesday January 16, 201812 sessions/7 week program only $100 Lunch Included. Seating is limited. Our program will feature: Jewish Perspectives on Aging with Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Rabbi Jonathan Katz, JFCS Community Chaplin Community Engagement with Dr. Nancy Schlossberg Advanced Planning with Ira Wiesner, Advocates in Aging Better Sleep with Dr. Matthew Edlund Falls Prevention Ready and Steady Program/Pines of Sarasota The Aging Mastery Program is made possible through support from: JFCS Community Chaplin position is funded by a grant from:FOR A PRIVATE CONSULTATION, CALL OR EMAILnkobritz@youthfulaging.net Sarasota: 941.925.9532 Longboat Key: 941.706.2695 youthfulaging.net License 299991326INTEGRATING BRAIN HEALTH INTO QUALITY HOME CAREImproving quality of life in people with dementia involves more than day-to-day careit requires medically-based methods to maintain cognitive function. MEET NICCI KOBRITZ Its worth the call! 251474 YOUTHFUL AGING Home Health FELDMANWEALTH ADVISORY JOSEPH M. FELDMAN, CFP CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER PROFESSIONAL941.260.9174 | JFELDMAN@FELDMANWA.COM | www.feldmanwa.com INVESTMENTS | FINANCIAL PLANNING | INSURANCESECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH VALMARK SECURITIES, INC. MEMBER FINRA, SIPC. INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH VALMARK ADVISERS, INC., A SEC REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISOR. 130 SPRINGSIDE DRIVE, AKRON, OH 44333. 800-765-5201. FELDMAN WEALTH ADVISORY, LLC IS A SEPARATE ENTITY FROM VALMARK SECURITIES, INC. AND VALMARK ADVISERS, INC. Judaism has always accepted divorce as an unfortunate fact of life, maintaining that it is better for a couple to divorce than to remain together in a state of constant bitterness and strife. (Tracey R Rich, Jewish 101). W hen a divorce happens, it is that the holiday season can be a particularly stressful time of the cuss her experiences as a child of divorce. My seven holiday suggestions for divorced families that merit parent and grandparent consideration. Be ed in a legal document often doesnt represent real situations, especially as children grow. R. suggests that both parents discuss a holiday schedule that includes time spent with grandparents as well. She says, Staying an extra day with you or Daddy or having a visit at Bubbys house didnt mean I loved one family more than the other. Parents by putting the legal schedule ahead Friends are so important and holidays are great times for friendships to develop and deepen. It (or moms) or grandparents and be the only child among grown-ups. R. says, My best holidays at my dads house or with my Bubby were when he let my best girlfriend come along. My daughter recalls, I remember how when Chame shopping. Even though my mom helped me buy a gift for my dad and my aunt. My moms mom stayed out of the problems between my parents and ness to both parents. For grandparents this can be vorced from your grandchilds mother or father, your stress level can soar as you contemplate how and when you will see your grandchildren. This stress can translate into buying a childs affection through an over-the-top gift or parents your own son or daughter and his/her ex to discuss their feelings about the gift or the outing youve planned. Keeping lines of communication open will avoid your gift becoming that it should be. My daughter says, No matter how you feel, be a grown-up and remember to never say anything nasty about the ex-husband or exOne seven-year-old child recalls, When my mom and grandma me was bad. And when my dad and Zayde said the same thing about my Bad-mouthing your son or daughters ruin your childs self-esteem. R. says, The time you, Dad and all the grandparents came to my school performance and sat together was so forth between you. But that year, you sat together and Ill never forget how good that felt. holiday meal or even a stop for ice cream shared with mom and dad and all the grandparents and stepparents are among their fondest memories. If your son or daughter has remarried, your grandchild now must relate to more adults who share the parental role. When you demonstrate your acceptance and respect, grandchildren will follow suit. You son or daughter may have divorced your grandchilds parent, but grandchildren have not divorced grandma and grandpa. Research indicates that the more contact children have with loving members of their extended families, the healthier human beings they become. If necessary, gently explain that restricting contact can harm children at a critical time when they need the unconditional love of loving grandparents. Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. And if yours happens to include ex-spouses, stepparents and blended families, remember that holiday celebrations bring with them special challenges. If you havent done so yet, this year rise to the occasion. Be more gracious, open and loving than you ever have been before. Your grandfor it. For ten years Rabbi Barbara Aiello served the Aviva Campus for Senior Life in Sarasota as resident rabbi. Currently as Avivas Rabbi Emerita, she shares her experiences on Aging Jewishly. Contact her at Rabbi@Rabbi Barbara.com.Rabbi Barbara Aiello

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19A December 2017 JEWISH INTEREST When help was needed Dr. Paul Bartrop T he worst expressions of the HoFilipowicz (a member of Polands sonom de guerre, Jews and Jews. Its goal was singular in nature: to save Jews from being murdered by the Nazis. The Rada Pomocy Zydom, or Council for Aid to the Jews, originated as the Provisional Committee for Aid to Jews ( Tymczasowy Komitet Pomocy ), which the two women estabmany such organizations during World War II, it did not abbreviate its formal title into an acronym. From the beginning, it was essentially an independent Catholic body. When it was transformed more formally into Zegota, on entations. Zegota was the brainchild of HenPolish Home Army. Once formed, its Polands Socialist Party; its Treasurer was a member of the Democratic Party. Both of these, of course, had been driven underground by the Nazi invasion and occupation. The fundamental aim of the organization was the common cause of saving Jews in danger from the Nazis, and in this, Poland was the only country in Nazi-occupied Europe where such an organization existed. Ultimately, the Council operated from the funding it received was coming from the Polish government-in-exile situation this often only arrived after a circuitous, dangerous and time-conneeded to save even one Jewish life Depending on the situation, Zegotas monthly budget ranged anywhere from 500,000 to two million zlotys, which, though seemingly large, did not meet the needs of saving as many Jewish lives as the organization would have sible, Zegota operatives sought to prop up their resources in alternate ways (including, it has been alleged, robberies). Zegotas means were many, but it was found to be much easier to assist Jews if they were outside ghettos and on the Aryan side. Medical attention was provided for Jews in hiding, along with food and false-identity documents. Zegota attempted (and often succeeded) in providing help for nancial aid was provided when possible. Sometimes Zegota even managed to assist in escapes, though all too often such activities could often not be that advantage had to be made of local circumstances as and when they presented themselves. to the forging of documents, such that on average the organization was said to have been producing up to a hundred sets of forged papers at any one time. Zegota also played an important role in saving Jewish children by placing them with foster families, or relocating them to orphanages and convents. In Warsaw, the head of Zegotas children section, a Polish social near-legendary status through personish children. Sendler, who was one of many members of Zegota recognized Among the Nations, was nominated for a Nobel Prize before her death in By the time the Council was estabtions activists, at enormous personal thousand of those remaining. Indeed, it has been estimated that about half of the Jews who survived the Holocaust 50,000 people were helped by Zegota in one way or another. To as great an extent as possible, Zegota operated as a professional organization. Although extensive in its er cells, with up to one hundred of these in Warsaw alone. Elsewhere, it operatcovering such areas as legal, housing, clothing, childrens welfare, medical Poland, the only Nazi-occupied country where helping Jews was punishable by death, was also the only country that saw the establishment of an organization such as Zegota. It has been estimated that during the war perhaps up to 20,000 members of Zegota were captured and executed by imprisoned and sent to concentration to Poles but was never raided by the nomenon within the horror of the Holocaust, which bought the lives of tens of thousands of Jews at the cost of tens of thousands of Poles. In an environment in which the history of Polish reSemitism, this stands as a shining example of what could have been done throughout the rest of Europe if more people of goodwill had decided that it ZDV\003QHFHVVDU\\000WR\003PDNH\003D\003V\WDQG\021 Dr. Paul Bartrop is Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He can be reached at pbartrop@fgcu. edu. rf fnt We do it. bn bbt We do it. fn fbfrbt We do it. nb bnb ft This is what we do.DO SOMETHING. JOIN US. ttfnbbnt HADASSAHr hadassah.org/DO 16 Hadassah, The Womens Zionist Organization of America, Inc. Hadassah, the H logo, and Hadassah the Power of Women Who Do are registered trademarks of Hadassah, The Womens Zionist Organization of America, Inc. 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If necessary, gently explain that restricting contact can harm children at a critical time when they need the unconditional love of loving grandparents. Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. And if yours happens to include ex-spouses, stepparents and blended families, remember that holiday celebrations bring with them special challenges. If you havent done so yet, this year rise to the occasion. Be more gracious, open and loving than you ever have been before. Your grandfor it. For ten years Rabbi Barbara Aiello served the Aviva Campus for Senior Life in Sarasota as resident rabbi. Currently as Avivas Rabbi Emerita, she shares her experiences on Aging Jewishly. Contact her at Rabbi@Rabbi Barbara.com. Watch the historical movie Denial and then see the actual podcast interview of Debbie Lipstadt Wednesday, December 6th *January 17th -An interview with Rabbi and Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold S. Kushner*February 21st, Elie Wiesel Nobel Laureate winner, writer, professor and Holocaust survivor; To Life! A Celebration *March 21st -On David Ben Gurion: Father of Modern IsraelTemple Beth El Braden ton/Lakewood Ranch5150 Peridia Blvd East 941 7554900 www.templebethelbradenton.com $5.00 pp. 5:00 pm Pizza will be served. RSVP appreciated

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20A December 2017 JEWISH INTEREST Stars of David Persons in are deemed by Nate Bloom to be Jewish ish parent and were not raised in a faith other than Judaism and dont identify with a faith other than Judaism as an adult. Converts to Judaism, of course, are rfr rntrbftfr tfrtbtr nfrtt frttf ttnfbfrftttrrfntbn tbbn MISPUCHA! ffntt rrfnttbrfrntrbtrnfrf nttnfrf frtrtn REVISED----MISPUCHA AD AVIVA 8.5X11-DEC 17.indd 1 10/25/17 9:35 PM ADL Audit: Florida sees dramatic increase in anti-Semitic vandalismB oca Raton, Florida, NovemIncidents released today, there were crease of incidents in comparison to Semitic vandalism should be cause for concern. Nationally, anti-Semitic incidents ter of the year, there was also a notable increase after the Unite the Right gust. From January through September Jewish institutions ing 52 against Jewish institutions We are seeing a disturbing escalation, where anti-Semitic rhetoric and expressions have progressed into acts of vandalism, as highlighted in reminder that we must be vigilant in Regional Director. Florida continues to be among the top states reporting incidents of antiand Massachusetts reporting higher criminal and non-criminal incidents reenforcement, including incidents of vandalism, assault and harassment targeting Jewish individuals and institutions. The counties with the highest number of reported incidents were Miamiand Holocaust-related imagery and references in anti-Semitic vandalism and harassment. The following is a list of selected instances of anti-Semitic vandalism in were spray-painted on homes and widely-used white supremacist secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. As th letter of the alphabet, rage door, allegedly by a neighbor. Southern Palm Beach County: A synagogue was vandalized with fecal matter. den were drawn in front of three synagogues and a church. Boca Raton: Parents became extremely concerned as images of school bathroom stall at Omni Middle School went viral online. Imschool to avail them of our resources. The school district mandated identity-based bias and the antiDaytona Beach: The mezuzah (a decorative case with a parchment containing a Biblical verse, which Jews place on their doorposts) of a college student was vandalized. anti-Semitic harassment in Florida in and slurs against Jewish individuals (or individuals perceived to be Jewish); anti-Semitism conveyed in written or electronic communications, including anti-Semitic cyberbullying; and antiOf particular note was the prevalence Florida Jewish institutions rethe arrests that have been made in these bomb threats reveal, many anti-Semitic incidents were not carried out by organized extremists. The following is a list of selected instances of anti-Semitic harassment, tines Day, a student disseminated an image of Adolf Hitler. Southern Palm Beach County: A Jewish institution received several faxes with anti-Semitic compoPinellas County: A Jewish student thrown at him, and was belittled themed memes were also disseminated at the school. Additionally, a number, similar to those which were tattooed by Nazis on concentration camp prisoners, on the students arm. Broward County: A business was run business. South Florida: A synagogue resocial media application with a RQH\020ZRUG\003FRPPHQW\003\261\003\265-LKDW\021\266\003$I\020 ter a thorough investigation, it was GHWHUPLQHG\003WKDW\003WKH\003Rru\003HQGHU\003ZDV\003 overseas and not a security threat. was bullied with anti-Semitic and Palm Beach County: An employee of a Holocaust-related organization received a phone call, with the caller saying, Those Jews deserved it. Two anti-Semitic assaults occurred in sault in the previous year. Selected incident: Palm Beach: A man from Jupiter, pushed a woman and made antiHPLWLF\003UHPDUNV\017\003LQFOXGLQJ\017\003\263
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21A December 2017 JEWISH INTEREST Stars of David Persons in are deemed by Nate Bloom to be Jewish ish parent and were not raised in a faith other than Judaism and dont identify with a faith other than Judaism as an adult. Converts to Judaism, of course, are 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? giving through the New Year with a biggish Jewish connection. Opening Wednesday, November 22 was the Coco from Disney/Pixar studios. Capsule plot: Twelve-year-old Miguel dreams of becoming an accommusician Ernesto de la Cruz. However, his family has a generations-old ban on hind Miguels family history. The voices of the characters are all provided by Hispanic actors. co-wrote the story that is the basis for ( Toy Story 3, which he produced and directed). He has co-directed many other are members of a San Francisco-area synagogue. Mollys Game, directed and written by 56, is based on the real experiences of Molly Bloom, came the target of an FBI investigation because she ran an underground pro athletes and the Russian mob. Bloom, who is the daughter of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother, is played by Jessica Chastain. Her father, brother, Jeremy Bloom, a top snow The Current War tells the story of the battle between Thomas Edison system will be chosen to provide electricity to homes and businesses in the battle royale, with some really weird twists. Michael Shannon plays Edison and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Westinghouse. The original screenplay is by author of several hit regional theater The Disaster Artist depicts the Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the acThe Room, often hailed as the Citizen Kane of it; and their respective careers afArtist and plays Wiseau. His brother, Im Dying up Here Director/writer Dead Mans Burden, is one of the very few good original Westerns made in this The Ballad of Lefty Brown, also a Western, opens Frifamed frontier lawman Eddie Johnson Brown (the late Bill Pullman) will stop at nothing to avenge Johnsons death. th is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As you guessed, the of The Force Awakens an epic adventure. The late Father Figures focuses on fraternal twin brothers (Owen Wilson, Ed Close) raised them to believe their father died when they were young. When they discover this is a lie, they set out they learn a lot about their mother, too. The supporting cast includes Oscarnominee tographers around. (Opens Friday, December 22) The Post is an historical drama about the role of the Washington Post newspaper in the publication of the were secret government reports on the LHWQDP\003:DU\021\003\000HU\\000O\003WUHHS\003VWDUV\003DV\003 .DWKDULQH\003*UDKDP\017\003WKH\003SXEOLVKHU\003RI\003WKH\003 Post she was raised in her mothers ChrisPost chief editor Ben Bradlee. Appearing in big supporting roles are and Post rected by and co-written by (co-winner of the screenplay Oscar for Spotlight ). (Opens in limited release on Friday, December 22; wide release on rfr rntrbftfr tfrtbtr nfrtt frttf ttnfbfrftttrrfntbn tbbn MISPUCHA!ffntt rrfnttb rfrntrbtrnfrf nttnfrf frtrtn REVISED----MISPUCHA AD AVIVA 8.5X11-DEC 17.indd 1 10/25/17 9:35 PM Your New Best Friend is Waiting!We are open: Weekdays 11-7 Weekends 11-5 2542 17th St Sarasota, FL 34234 941-366-2404 www.catdepot.org

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22A December 2017 STAY CONNECTEDfacebook.com/jfedsrq twitter.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTEDJEWISH INTEREST Har ha-Bayit The Temple MountDr. Rachel Dulin Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle Wind Kind of collar Campus military org. Protectors of Isr. Fictional Reaper Added Jewish month Impersonated Malha and Azrieli Center, e.g. community Brillo rival You betcha King Solomons Mines expedition home (Maroon 5) Smoggy Moses) One who would not eat the meat Holy cow! Matt Damons action franchise character Paul Rudds tiny friends in the Marvel Universe Danny Tanner and Phil Dunphy, Sound astonished Ahava ingredient Savage of The Wonder Years Challah unit Abbr Food or shelter, e.g. Routing word Connection device A boy getting his bris, e.g. Chip dip C.I.A. predecessor Dirty Dead Sea treatments Burger Ranch listing Ahmed who owns American Pharoah Weapon of Yuri Foreman or Floyd Mayweather Puts on YES or NBC Actor Billy of Titanic An Israeli online news source Blood-typing system Classes are held on the Campus of The Jewish Federation, 580 McIntosh Rd. in Sarasota. To register or seek more information, please contact Marden Paru, Dean and Rosh Yeshiva at 941.379.5655 or marden.paru@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to the Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva and mail to Marden Paru, 5445 Pamela Wood Way #160, Sarasota, FL 34233. PRESENTS DECEMBER 2017 COURSES Classes are held on the Campus of The Jewish Federation, 580 McIntosh Rd. in Sarasota. Inquire about multi-course discounts. Scholarships are also available. sarasota LIBERAL YESHIVA NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is a 501(c)3 non-prot agency. It is funded, in part, by a grant from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. THE 60 MOST INFLUENTIAL JEWSMONDAYS 3:30 PM 4:45 PM Starting December 4 (Eight weeks)How many influential Jews can you name, if asked? What are the criteria used for identifying the most significant individuals who have contributed so greatly to the Jewish enterprise and the world at-large over the last three and a half millennia? This course is designed to discuss achievement and recognition of outstanding Jewish individuals, who, for many in their day, might have been nominated for a Nobel Prize. It will be challenging to those who participate, as each student will have a chance to defend one or more of the candidates we have identified and perhaps revise the list. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60. OUR JEWISH YEAR(This course is based on the popular new book by Abigail Pogrebin My Jewish Year)TUESDAYS 10:30 AM Starting December 5 (Eight weeks) Take a journey with us through the entire Jewish calendar year as the noted author and columnist, Abigail Pogrebin did in her new book. My Jewish Year will be used as our text and guide with many ancillary embellishments. The goal is to explore the rhythm and purposes of every holiday including festivals, high holidays, fasts and latter year commemorations. Why do we have so many special days? And how do they relate to each other? What are the emotions they invoke and what is their relevance and meaning in todays world? This is a clever way to catch up for those who dont know. Copies of My Jewish Year are available at the Yeshiva for $15. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.IS IT GOOD FOR THE JEWS?(A History of Jewish Involvement in American Politics from the Founding Fathers to the Present)FRIDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM December 8 (Eight weeks)Since the time of the Founding Fathers, Jews have played a key role in the politics of our country. A high-profile member of George Washingtons Cabinet is believed to have been half-Jewish. Today, Jews occupy seats on the US Supreme Court, in Congress and in Presidential Cabinets far beyond their numbers in the US population. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the significant role that Jews have played in the political history of our nation and learn about the many Jews who have served as major players in American politics and how the Jewish experience in European politics has influenced Jewish political behavior. A guiding principle for Jews when viewing political decisions has been: Is It Good for the Jews? Instructor: Al Treidel; fee $60.

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23A December 2017 jfedsrq.org SENIORS THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. JEWISH INTEREST Har ha-Bayit The Temple Mount Kzohar Ha-Ivrit Dr. Rachel Dulin T to discuss the centrality of Har haBayit literally The Temple Mount, in Jewish tradition. For Jews, Har ha-Bayit represents the core of the Jewish faith and Jewish nationalism. The history connecting the Jewish people to Har ha-Bayit is long. Here, on this mount, Abrahams faith was BCE), King Solomon built the First stroyed by the Babylonians in the year that the Second Temple was erected (II destroyed it in their attempt to annihilate the Jewish nation. Nevertheless, there was always a Jewish presence Har ha-Bayit remained an integral part of Jewish lore, prayers and hope for national revival in their eternal capital, Yerushalayim. The name Har ha-Bayit for the Mount where the Temple stood appears only twice in the Bible. However, names which indicate its holiness. For Har ha-Mo-ri-yah Har haKodesh Har Bait Adonai (II Har Tziyon more. The word har, which appears in Ba-yit on the other hand, has a variety of meanings. Ba-yit means house or home. Ba-yit also means bayit means ment (Menachot of thought (Brakhot the meaning of bayit is house, and ha is attached namely The House, thereby the Temple Har haBayit then, is the Hebrew name for The Temple Mount. Rabbinic tradition teaches that here at Har ha-Bayit on the spot called Even ha-shti-yah, literally the foundation stone, the creation of the universe began (Yoma biblical and rabbinic traditions cite the purchase of the Temple site by King David as the uncontested Jewish right to Har ha-Bayit and the daily prayers throughout the generations, perpetuated the faith of rebuilding the Temple anew on Har haBayit Yerushalayim from the Jordanians, Har ha-Bayit returned to Jewish hands alas a political gesture for peace. remind all of us that the Maccabean gotten, and that Har ha-Bayit remains to this day a symbol of national survival and religious freedom. Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin is a professor of biblical literature at Spertus College in Chicago, and an adjunct professor of Hebrew and Bible at New College in Sarasota. Your Skin. Your Health. Our Expertise.Cosmetic and Clinical Dermatology | Skin Cancer Surgery Injectables and Dermal Fillers | Skincare Products Compassionate, Comprehensive Skin Care. At SkinSmart Dermatology, we care about the health of your skin as much as you do. Under the direction of nationally acclaimed cosmetic and medical dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, our experienced, passionate team of certied professionals is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care and the personal attention you deserve. Healthy, beautiful skin begins at SkinSmart. Contact us today.SarasotaDermatologist.com upcoming events and Temple Sinai, visit SinaiSRQ.org 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34231 941.924.1802 www.SinaiSRQ.org sarasota.org Temple Sinai Welcomes You And Routing word Connection device A boy getting his bris, e.g. Chip dip C.I.A. predecessor Dirty Dead Sea treatments Burger Ranch listing Ahmed who owns American Pharoah Weapon of Yuri Foreman or Floyd Mayweather Puts on YES or NBC Actor Billy of Titanic An Israeli online news source Blood-typing system An opportunity for singles and couples to meet new and old friends. (Ages 50 and over are welcome)TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 6:00 PM 1289 North Palm Ave., SarasotaFor more info contact Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 or dsanford@jfedsrq.orgRSVP to jfedsrq.org/events jfedsrq.org 941.371.4546 1289 North Palm Ave., Sarasota 1289 North Palm Ave., Sarasota HANUKKAH PARTY

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Healthy snacks provided. : members & $3 for non members December TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 955 8121 MINYAN Morning Minyan Sunday -Friday 8:00 9:00 am Men s Club Minyan Breakfast Wednesday 9:00 am CONTINUING EDUCATION A Cup of Joe and the Five Books of Mo: Tuesdays, Dec 5, 12, 19 From 9:15 am 10:15 am Yiddish Reading Circle: Tuesday, Dec 12, 1:30 pm 3:00 pm Chug Ivri (Advanced Hebrew Circle): every Thursday 10:30 am 12:00 pm Lunch & Learn: w/ Al Treidel begins January 4 12:00 pm pm IDELSON LIBRARY BOOK REVIEW Join us WEDNESDAY, December 6, 1:15 pm, as Dr. Earl Prohofsky reviews by Walter Isaacson. Free & open to the public. Refreshments are provided. IDELSON LIBRARY FILM MATINEE SERIES Join us Thursday, December 21 1:15 pm 3:30 pm a true life mystery. YOUTH GROUPS Movie Night at TBS Sunday, December 3, 6:30 pm pm USY Latke Cook December 15 at 4:30 pm SAVE THE DATE in 2018 Motown Review Saturday, January 13, 7 pm Food, Drinks, & Music from the Motown Era Freund Scholarin Residence Weekend Friday, February 9, Dinner & Shabbat Services; SISTERHOOD S TORAH FUND DAY OF STUDY & BRUNCH December 10 Honoring Dr. Randi Brodsky as this year s Discussion led by Rabbi Jennifer Singer $40 Couvert SHABBAT SERVICES Friday, December 15 Shabbat Services 6:00 pm Chanukah Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm Call (941)955 A parts of the world with greater and the Israeli government organized an international exercise in Israel this rael, the Palestinian Authority, Italy, France and Spain. In recent years, we have witlives of tens of thousands of victims, incidents involving hazardous materials. These are disasters that countries cannot always deal with on their own, and for which they need assistance, east of Beersheva and the other southThe Israeli contingent included representatives of the Foreign and Public Security ministries, the Israel thority, Magen David Adom, the Home Front Command, the National Security Jewish National Fund. Months of planning sessions preceded the Middle East Forest Fires drill. There were lots of logistics to ing planes from Jordan, France, Italy and Spain also were sent to Israel for the simulation. with counterparts from the Palestinian Authority and several Mediterranean countries in time all of these councise. The content of the sessions had to be translated into several languages though English was the dominant language. Separately, at an army base in southern Israel, searchand-rescue teams from the Israel Defense Forces, Palestinian Authority, Jordan and Spain practiced how to respond cooperatively to a simulated massive victims underneath the rubble of a collapsed building constructed for the exercise by soldiers on the base. ceremony for all participants before tries. At the ceremony, Simhi said that Israel has been guided by the Talmudic axiom, One who saves a single life is as if he has saved the entire world. We sent rescue forces from the Home Front Command to assist during and, most recently, Mexico. Our aerial last year to Cyprus, and this year to Montenegro and Macedonia, Simhi said. And we, too, needed assistance during an unprecedented number of tance from our Palestinian and Egyptian neighbors, from Cyprus and from many other countries. And such was Therefore, there is great operational importance to an exercise involving international cooperation, so that in the event of an emergency, we will be familiar with one another in collaboration, he continued. I also believe that a personal relationship between commanders from Abigail Klein Leichman is a writer and associate editor at ISRAEL21c. Prior to moving to Israel in 2007, she was a specialty writer and copy editor at a major daily newspaper in New Jersey and has freelanced for a variety of newspapers and periodicals since 1984. WORK ON ISRAELCYPRUS-GREECE ELECTRICITY LINK TO START IN 2018 Nasos Ktorides, who heads the Eurosea electric cable with a 2,000-megawatt capacity will be able to both receive and transmit electricity. last until 2022. ( Washington Post)WOMEN RUNNING BANKS IS THE NORM IN ISRAEL rently led by women, myself included. agement are women. This is in addition to the governor ity all of whom are women. We, as a country, have been fortunate to bear witness to a string of nascent society in its early days. Women were encouraged to become political leaders, farmers, foundcommunities, cultural and literary luminaries, and managers within the budding national economy. Israeli culture encourages women with men academically, professionally Aminoach, American Banker )BRITISH PRIME MINISTER REJECTS CALL TO APOLOGIZE FOR BALFOUR DECLARATIONPrime Minister Theresa May addressed Balfour Declaration. broiled in the midst of the First World War, the idea of establishing a homeland for the Jewish people would have seemed a distant dream... Yet it was at this very this profound statement about restoring a persecuted people to a safe and secure homeland. When some people suggest we should apologize for this letter, I say absolutely not. We are proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel. We are proud to stand here today together with Prime Minister Netanyahu and declare our support for Israel. And we are proud of the relationship we have built with Israel. It is only when you witness Israels vulnerability that you truly understand the constant danger Israelis face as I saw on my visit in discovered. So I am clear that we will always support Israels right to defend itself. fours vision of a peaceful co-exthat there can never be any excuses for boycotts, divestment or sanctions: they are unacceptable and this government will have no them. Neither can there ever be any

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25A ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD continued on next page rf fnrtntbfrfrntbrbbbtbr btrrbtrtbrtbrtttr bttrbrttfbntfrrrttbn rn rtb b rfn t t b f r f BRIEFS WORK ON ISRAELCYPRUS-GREECE ELECTRICITY LINK TO START IN 2018 Nasos Ktorides, who heads the Eurosea electric cable with a 2,000-mega watt capacity will be able to both receive and transmit electricity. last until 2022. ( Washington Post) WOMEN RUNNING BANKS IS THE NORM IN ISRAEL agement are women. This is in addition to the governor nascent society in its early days. Women were encouraged to become political leaders, farmers, found communities, cultural and literary luminaries, and managers within the budding national economy. Israeli culture encourages women with men academically, professionally Aminoach, American Banker ) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER REJECTS CALL TO APOLOGIZE FOR BALFOUR DECLARATIONPrime Minister Theresa May addressed Balfour Declaration. broiled in the midst of the First World War, the idea of establish ing a homeland for the Jewish people would have seemed a distant dream... Yet it was at this very this profound statement about restoring a persecuted people to a safe and secure homeland. discovered. So I am clear that we will always support Israels right to defend itself. fours vision of a peaceful co-exthat there can never be any excuses for boycotts, divestment or sanctions: they are unacceptable and this government will have no them. Neither can there ever be any excuse for anti-Semitism in any form... And yes, this means recognizing that there is today a new and pernicious form of anti-Semitism which uses criticism of the actions of the Israeli government as tioning the very right of Israel to exist. This is abhorrent and we will not stand for it. That is why the United Kingdom has been at the forefront which explicitly calls out this inexCriticizing the actions of Israel is never and can never be an exto exist. (Prime Minister Theresa UK)ISRAELS IRON DOME A QUICK FIX FOR SEOULS VULNERABILITY TO NORTH KOREAN ATTACK? miles from the demilitarized zone, within range of North Korean artil 25 million South Koreans half the mounted Thaad missile defense batteries began deploying in South Korea earlier this year. But Thaad is not con border dont loft their munitions to an tive. So protecting Seoul against shortUDQJH\003WKUHDWV\LV\003GLrvFXOW\021 In October, Raytheon displayed an HruHFWLYH\003VROXWLRQ\003DW\003WKH\003DQQXDO\003H[SRVL tion of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington that could be available for deployment within months. Ray it as Iron Dome the short-range air

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Osprey STORE LOCATIONS JN941-365-8448 941-312-4730 941-758-7061 941-918-0837 JN Everything we do is focused on increasing our clients enjoyment of their wealth.We help them redeploy their wealth to more eciently sustain their lifestyles, so they can have more fun, help their families, and create a lasting impact on society.www.wealthenjoyment.com941.951.0443We just happen to be a Wealth Advisory Practice. Bruce UdellCLU, ChFC, MCEP, RFC Chief Executive Ocer Jeremy UdellCFP, President continued from previous page BRIEFS and missile defense system that Israel Iron Dome has a success rate of ballistic threats and has successfully tions headed for Israel. It is designed the South Korean capital represents a densely populated urban area. Its radar, gets simultaneously. combat-proven option that could be on the ground and in action in South Korea by next spring. So chances are, U.S. investment in Israels defense is going to pay dividends few observers could have imagined when Iron Dome Forbes ) AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL LAUDS STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAELPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailed Australia and Israels deep ties and shared values after meeting Turnbull said their shared values were being tested by militant Islamist terrorism both in the Middle East and the Philippines. It is a threat to Israel, it is a threat to Australia, it is a threat to all who value and cherish freedom, Turnbull said. We have a vital interest terrorism. commemoration on Tuesday of the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba during World War I, when Australian horsemen helped liberate Palestine from the Ottoman empire. It was a great victory the last successful cavalry charge in military history, Turnbull said. Netanyahu said the rebirth of the Jewish people...would not have been possible without the heroism and sacrirule with tremendous courage. (Australian Associated Press Guardian UK)WHY BAHRAIN IS LEADING GULF ARAB OUTREACH TO ISRAEL country most actively pursuing better relations with Israel, both for reasons of its own and, presumably, with the blessing of its principal benefactor, Saudi Arabia. Quiet contacts have been mainber, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in bin Isa al-Khalifa expressed opposition boycott of Israel and said that citizens of Bahrain and Israel should feel free to visit each others countries without restrictions. If shared concerns about Irans incountries and Israel, Bahrain has a particular incentive to explore the possibilities since Iran has a history of claiming Bahrain as part of its own territory. Moreover, Bahrain is almost certainly acting on behalf of Saudi Arabia ploring the potential for dialogue with Israel. Nonetheless, without any sigthe political space for such a dialogue will remain limited. (Hussein Ibish, ton)HOW ISRAEL MODIFIED THE F-35 FIGHTER Israel is modifying its new U.S.-made grate Israeli technologies. These include an Israeli-developed command, control, communications, computer system, but sends sensor data to other Israeli military assets, particuFacing Hizbullah, which has to rapidly draw in launch-location data, oritized target list for the Israeli Air Force. designed missiles. Rafaels SPICE all bombs within nine feet of their target. It will also carry Israels Python-5 infrared air-to-air missile. While the addition of an external fuel WDQN\003ZRXOG\003FRPSURPLVH\003WKH\003\V\003 VWHDOWK\017\003WKH\003IXHO\003WDQN\003FRXOG\003EH\003XVHG\003 during early phases of an air operation where stealth was not necessary, and MHWWLVRQHG\003DIWHU\003XVH\021\003\013.\\000OH\003\000L]RNDPL\017\003 National Interest)ISRAEL COMPLETES TRAINING COURSE FOR CHINESE TOUR LEADERS The Israel Ministry of Tourism preAmir Halevi, director general of the ministry, said the course aims to Israeli tour guides. the number of Chinese tourists to IsraHO\003WRWDOHG\003\032\024\017\026\023\023\017\003XS\003\031\023\b\003IURP\003D\003\\000HDU\003 ago. The number of Chinese tourists and is expected to reach 200,000 withLQ\003WZR\003WR\003WKUHH\003\\000HDUV\021\003\013\000X\003;XHTXDQ\017\003 Xinhua China)ROMAN STABLES DISCOVERED IN ISRAELS GALILEE A family digging in their garden in the Israeli Arab village of Eilabun in the underground stables, hewn into the URFN\003LQ\003RPDQ\WLPHV\017\003\025\017\023\\023\003\\000HDUV\003DJR\ Archaeologists said the man-made caves would also have been used for century CE. Eilabun is the site of an ancient Jewish village and excavators have also uncovered a synagogue. (Callum Paton, Newsweek)IRON DOME MOVES NORTH Israel announced it was stationing a EDWWDOLRQ\003RI\003LWV\003,URQ\003'RPH\003DQWL\020URFNHW\003 systems in northern Israel. There is also a battalion assigned to southern Israel to defend against the and convinced Israel that Iron Dome was worth developing and deploying, the system was seen as an emergency ZHDSRQ\017\003WR\003EH\003NHSW\003LQ\003VWRUDJH\003DQG\003PR\020 bilized for use in wartime. (Strategy Page )BDS IS A DISMAL FAILURE The anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has entered a critical downward spiral in Canada. During the past two years, BDS has the University of Waterloo, University entire nationality of people including athletes, artists and professors Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle continued on next page

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27A December 2017 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD Let us do the work at your next event. From formal affairs to small gatherings, Mortons offers full-service catering and bar with custom menus and top-notch service. You can take the credit. We wont tell. continued from previous page BRIEFS because of political disagreements with their government is clearly bigoted and counter-productive. The hard reality is that the BDS movement is not motivated by a sinPalestinians, but rather a perverse drive Jews. (Michael Mostyn, Bnai Brith Canada CEO, Toronto Sun Canada) ISRAEL WINS EIGHT MEDALS AT EUROPEAN PARALYMPIC YOUTH GAMESThe Israeli team brought home three gold medals, two silver and three bronze at the European Para Youth ISRAELI DETERRENCE IN A NEW MIDDLE EASTIsraels borders with Egypt and Jordan tween Israel, Jordan and Egypt at its fragile but manageable. Two years ago, tifada, but a strong response by Israel and monitoring of social media subWhat also contributed was a policy Thus, Israel succeeded in isolating the perpetrators from the rest of the population. Moreover, the PA security services still cooperate with their Israeli counterparts and, together, thwart terrorist plans. (Yossi Melman, Jerusalem Post)GROWING PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST THROUGH OLIVE OIL Ayala Meirs family owns a small olive press in northern Israel. Khaled alJuneidi is a Palestinian engineer and olive oil expert. The two met four years ago through ect, funded by the U.S. government. Together, they have learned about preharvesting, parasite control, supplehelped more than 2,600 Israeli and Palestinian growers produce better olive oil. (USAID)DEMOLITION OF A PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD TUNNEL INSIDE ISRAEL sulting in the deaths of several senior members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), which operated the tunnel. Sevleaders the costs of war. The Strip has large part because the Hamas governments main focus is on reconstructing its military force and suppressing popular opposition to its rule. What can we learn from the inciregain its former military, civil and political stature three years after the war. Both PIJ and Hamas seem to regard building extensive cross-border tunraids on Israeli soil as critical components of their future warfare strategy. Yet the incident brings Palestinian terrorists to the uncomfortable realization that Israel has a tunnel-detection solustitute for Near East Policy) SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIESrfntb rb rf t rnrtbtrfntbnnb rfntb t For more information please contact Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 dsanford@jfedsrq.org Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 please contact Debbie Sanford please contact Debbie Sanford please contact Debbie Sanford please contact Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 941.706.0033 dsanford@jfedsrq.org dsanford@jfedsrq.org 941.706.0033 941.706.0033 dsanford@jfedsrq.org dsanford@jfedsrq.org dsanford@jfedsrq.org dsanford@jfedsrq.org Free EventREGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSRQ.ORG/EVENTSSpecial Guest Consul General of Italy Gloria Bellellifeaturing guest speaker roberto meie Mei family was honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations for having helped save and sustain countless Jewish residents of their village in Pitigliano in Grosseto, Italy, during WWII. International Holocaust Remembrance Dayrrf Sunday, January 28, 20183:00:30pmfirst united methodist church 104 pineapple ave, Sarasota the SAVED A T E

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28A December 2017 COMMENTARY Read the current and previous editions of The Jewish News online at www.jfedsrq.org. WE STAND FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE .For more info visit jfedsrq.org Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets. Visit jfedsrq.org rf The Palestinian Authority and Hamas: New talks, new ideas Rabbi Howard A. Simon O Hamas and the Palestinian Authority reached an agreement that said Hamas would dissolve the Palestinian Authority government replacing them and then general elections would be held. The goal is Palestinwant an end to the budget cuts ity, medical services and salaries. This is considered necessary because the cent, and half of the population relies on humanitarian aid. The people who ing fewer and fewer reasons to believe Hamas will provide for their needs. That is why, when President Abbas and his fellow leaders recently entered cheering people who lined the streets to greet the Palestinian leader. The people waved Fatah and unity, for agreement and for a better life for all people. The call for the union sounds good for to a Palestinian state, but one should not be started the result will be in the best inbehind them and agree to allow the and set up elections. Elections never manded they maintain control of most why this go-round should be any different. This is especially true since President Abbas has made it clear that one continue is that Hamas disarm and no longer maintain its armed wing as part of a unity government. The latest the reconciliation is acceptable, but no mention has been made relating to the military arm of Hamas and whether it will or will not remain in authority. The reason this has not been determined is that-be do not want to see the opportunity fall apart. Mahmoud Abbas fears that if this matter is not resolved as he wishes, what will happen is what tant and political group Hezbollah maintains a de facto army alongside Assessing the present situation, ,VUDHOL\003FDELQHW\003PHPEHU\017\003
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29A December 2017 COMMENTARY stay connected @ www.jfedsrq.org The true meaning of unity From the Bimah ight plays a central role in our allows us to appreciate our surroundings, to connect with the beauty become a symbol for advanced techlightbulb is the universal icon for innovation and new ideas, and the earliest manifestation of electricity was light. Throughout Jewish history, too, light has played an important role. of creation; Mosess face shone with an all-powerful light; and the Temples menorah emitted its light throughout the entire world. The theme of light is highlighted most prominently in the festival of To understand the message of disunity and fragmentation. The Kabpeople indicates separation and divisiveness, where each person is cloudroom for their fellow. lows us to appreciate others who have because we can see them for the truth of their being: human beings deserving mon cause. In light of all this, there is something strange about the menorah the seeming exemplar of the victory of Temple had not one, but seven branchHV\021\003,I\003WKH\003PHQRUDK\003LV\003WKH\003WUXH\003WRNHQ\003RI\003 harmony and cohesion, wouldnt its message be better expressed if it were WR\003KDYH\003RQO\\000RQH\017\003XQL\277\003HG\003EUDQFK" R\003DQVZHU\003WKLV\003TXHVWLRQ\017\003ZH\003PXVW\003 reconsider the way we understand unity. The only way for people to connect, it would seem, is if they share the same beliefs and engage in similar behavLRUV\021\003:HUH\003LW\003WR\003EH\003RWKHUZLVH\017\003FRQ\300\003LFW\003 would reign supreme. Such unity, however, is not true unity. True unity is achieved when different people, with diverging, or even contradictory beliefs, nevertheless ist with one another. True unity is reheaded in its own distinct direction, yet all stemming from the same base. The menorah, with all its intricate designs and ornaments, was constructed from D\003VLQJOH\003EORFN\003RI\003JROG\021\003KH\003\000HQRUDK\003 represented true individuality cups, \300\003RZHUV\017\003NQREV\017\003DUPV\003DQG\003FDQGOHKROG\020 ers yet each unit was united with a common core. This is the true meaning of unity. When we unite, not by suppressing our es for a common cause, we spread light and holiness into this world. The same is true in our own lives. Unity is a necessary component of coexisting as a functioning society. To do sory obstacle that so often divides us trying to bend others to our will, even if we believe wholeheartedly in the truth of our view. Every individual brings a GLru\003HUHQW\003SHUVSHFWLYH\017\003DQG\003HDFK\003LV\003GH\020 serving of respect and consideration. KLV\003LV\003ZKDW\003PDNHV\003HDFK\003RI\003XV\003XQLTXH\003 DQG\003VSHFLDO\036\003WKH\003XQLTXH\003SHUVSHFWLYH\003ZH\003 bring to the table. Unity is achieved ZKHQ\003ZH\003KDUQHVV\003RXU\003GLru\003HUHQFHV\003DQG\003 use them for the greater good; when together, as a society, we focus our enmore light and holiness into this world. Then, we can truly experience the PLUDFOH\003RI\003&K\DQXNDK\021 Comfort food From the Bimah H the most beloved and delicious times on the Jewish calendar. This holiday celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees rose up and defeated their oppressors. example of They tried to destroy us, attempts to condense the entire scope of every Jewish holiday into a single pithy statement. There is some truth to it. Especially in the lets eat. Coming together to eat is a central part of Jewish life. Our Passover Haggry come and eat. All we need do is there is no doubt that cultural Judaism has a strong taste for food as well. Temple Emanu-El Shabbat oneg Food is fundamental to many important expressions of Judaism, including tikkun olam tzedakah \003WR\003RUJDQL]DWLRQV\003OLNH\003/HNHW\003 ,VUDHO\017\003WKH\003ODUJHVW\003IRRG\003EDQN\003LQ\003,VUDHO\017\003 DQG\003ORFDOO\\000WR\003$OO\003\\%DQN\021\003$W\003 Temple Emanu-El, our school building whose families dont have enough to eat. Food is often a core element of our religious practice. Challah and matzah harvest. According to Jewish law, life cycle events, such as weddings and bar or bat mitzvahs, even funerals, are accompanied by a seudat mitzvah, an obligatory meal. Deuteronomy incalls on us to remember the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days. We remember this with delicious foods made sufganiyot bright lights of the hannukiah. Judaism helps us understand that It is sacred and special. I believe that As I write this column, I am hungry. Not only for the delicious and traditional Jewish foods, but for comfort not to feel that once again, they are trying to destroy us. Today, I am understanding They tried to destroy us, we survived, lets ing this as more than us the Jewish people, but rather us all people. In our troubled world, now is a time to let food bring healing. Be sure those around you have enough to eat. gether in holy spaces to eat together, be our lives help us to see the light and miracles that surround us. What We Do. From PJ Library through teen leadership missions to womens events, Club Fed, and Fifty Shades of J, to senior services your Federation provides support throughout Sarasota and Manatee. jfedsrq.org Opinions and letters printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE E J E W R A T A T A Every woman matters here.The Womens Giving Circle [ Maagal Nashim] is a giving circle that empowers women as funders, decision makers and agents of change. 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30A December 2017 COMMENTARY Dear Aleksandra CybulskaI a Righteous Among the Nations by Holocaust museum and research center. Heartfelt congratulations on this period in human history, the Holocaust. Sonia was the daughter of your friends. I have never had the privilege of meeting you, but I read and reread the article about you in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz your photo, showing you in your home th from an Israeli diplomat. ,Q\003ORRNLQJ\003DW\003\\000RX\017\003,\003WULHG\003WR\003XQGHU\020 stand what made you act, what led you protect someone elses. \\017\003,\003DP\003LQ\003DZH\021\003KH\003D]L\003RF\020 cupation of Poland was beyond brutal and ruthless. All Poles were targeted for slavery and suppression by the Third Reich, yet, even as you and your family were in peril, you chose to add exponentially to the danger by sheltering a young Jewish child. That act, had it been discovered, would have led to your immediate imcamp, if not death on the spot. And it goes without saying what Sonias fate would have been. Sonias parents and siblings were saved because of your courage, because you saw in Sonia someone who deserved the opportunity to live, betion of our common humanity dare not have been going on around you. Some people say that too much attention has been paid to those who tried to protect Jews because it distorts the history of this period. After all, these righteous individuals were so few in number, so why create a seemattention is needed. According to the Haaretz article, est Jewish presence in Europe on the eve of the war. Fully ten percent of the Polish population was Jewish, and in Warsaw, the countrys capital, approximately one-third of the residents were Jewish. True, compared to the larger European population at the time, the number of rescuers is microscopic, even if we assume there were others who escaped the attention of the museum, and even land who were part of larger national But its precisely because there were so few such heroes and they were true heroes, even as the word today is so shamefully overused and devalued that we need to understand what prompted them to act, and what we can possibly hope to learn from their examples. In similar circumstances, lets be honest, how many of us would have answer. Still, your legacy ought to live on not only via Sonia and the family she was miraculously able to create after able addition of your name to the Yad ample should serve, at a minimum, to inspire us all to aim higher and show more genuine concern for the most vulnerable among us. ing to express admiration and gratitude Showcase Your Business OnlineBecome a Federation eBlast Newsletter Sponsor with Banner ads that Drive Customers Directly to Your Website Aordability$62.50 per week connects your business to a powerful demographic for less than 1 per recipient. ExclusivityWe limit our sponsors to a maximum of 4 per eBlast, and reserve sponsorships to only one business in a profession.ReacheBlast newsletters are sent out via email once a week to over 8,000 subscribers. They highlight upcoming events and timely topics.RecognitionYour BANNER AD will be prominently displayed with a link that drives customers DIRECTLY to your website.Due to the exclusivity of this oer, sponsorships go fast. 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U.S. POSTAGE A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Howard Tevlowitz Jewish art brings love, friendship and shalom to Sarasota-Manatee By Howard Tevlowitz, Federation Executive Director continued on page 3 . . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. On loan from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (the U.S. national organization in the world wide network of Anne Frank organizations, http:// annefrank.com/), this exhibit, located in the library rotunda, comprises thirty panels of pictures against The Lovers 1937, courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris HAPPY PASSOVER A subscription to The Jewish News gives you important information on news, events, community programs, businesses, and announcements relevant to our community. Become one of the more than 10,000 households who receive The Jewish News directly to their home each month by signing up for your FREE SUBSCRIPTION; or, pick up a copy at your local library, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, area synagogues, The Jewish Federation campus, Federation partner agencies and sponsored events, or at over 50 Sarasota-area news racks. Were mobile! 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An the course of which the despised Jews repeatedly defeated the armies of Arab states. The only way to regain honor is to defeat and destroy Israel. This is why no agreement over land or boundaries will bring peace: peace does not restore honor. (Philip Carl Salzman, professor WHAT RAQQA SAYS ABOUT GAZAS DEATH TOLLAccording to the Syrian Observatory ison of raw numbers is meaningless; the relevant comparison is casualties as a proportion of the population. According to The New York Times, ian statistics. In other words, the casucitys pre-ISIS population. The casualpopulation. Thus, as a proportion of the aged. New York Times reporter Ivor building that had not been damaged by ISIS and Hamas employed virtually identical tactics. Both dug extensive ings, wired civilian buildings with exSORVLYHV\017\003VWRFNSLOHG\003DUPV\003LQ\003FLYLOLDQ\003 buildings, and fought from the midst of a civilian population. Yet despite the enemys similar tactics, Israel produced vastly lower casualties as a proless property damage than the Western coalition against ISIS did. In other words, the very Western countries that accused Israel of disproportionate DQG\003\263H[FHVVLYH\264\003KDUP\003LQ\003*D]D\003ZHUH\003 guilty of far greater harm in Syria and ,UDT\021\003\013\(YHO\\000Q\003*RUGRQ\017\003Commentary) The Jewish News Letters must include the authors name, full address and daytime phone. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit for length and/or accuracy. Letters do not necessarily re ect the viewpoint of The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee or its advertisers. We cannot acknowledge or publish every letter received.

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31A December 2017 FOCUS ON YOUTH Chanukah gifts that last a lifetime! Education Corner ifting children usually leaves one feeling thrilled with the notion that we have brought a smile and delight to a childs life. lasts a mere few hours or days, and for younger children it is not uncommon for them to occupy themselves more with the big box than the toy. forthcoming, is a time when children gelt or showered lavishly with gifts. Although I am not opposing gift giving in any way, and my own children to advocate for all of us to give special nurturing gifts that last a lifetime. The truth of the matter is we live in a world ing us feel that we dont have enough. In fact, this is the mission and main focus of the advertising industry at large. In the long run, buying children every toy, gadget or contraption on their a sense of entitlement and vey the notion and remind all parents and grandparents that entitled children are not born, they are made. Hence, along with whatever you decide to give your child, remember that the best gifts are those that last a lifetime, such as: yous and gratitude to your children. Compliment your children. gestures, their characteristics, etc. 2. Being generous with your time. We live in such a fast-paced culture that when parents are unable to spend time with their children, they tend to extend lavish gifts. Your time with your child, going on trip, etc., will help to positively cement relationships while creating fond and everlasting memories. ing of the ever-popular poem about a relevancy. (A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who rethe memory of it sometimes lasts fortime all blend together to build selffeel that they dont have enough. Our sages in Ethics of the Fathers dren and ourselves that happiness is the Unhappiness is the art of focusing on what you dont happy with gifts that last a lifetime! Sara Steinmetz is the education director at Chabad of Sarasota. The Jewish News is also available online. Visit The Jewish News page at www.jfedsrq.org and youll be just one click away! Dear Aleksandra Cybulskavulnerable among us. ing to express admiration and gratitude such death and destruction. May we learn from your powerful story and may we be worthy of the gift of humanity weve been given in our one and only chance to live life as it was intended. Showcase Your Business OnlineBecome a Federation eBlast Newsletter Sponsor with Banner ads that Drive Customers Directly to Your Website Aordability$62.50 per week connects your business to a powerful demographic for less than 1 per recipient. ExclusivityWe limit our sponsors to a maximum of 4 per eBlast, and reserve sponsorships to only one business in a profession.ReacheBlast newsletters are sent out via email once a week to over 8,000 subscribers. 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Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT F HAPPY PASSOVER A subscription to The Jewish News gives you important information on news, events, community programs, businesses, and announcements relevant to our community. Become one of the more than 10,000 households who receive The Jewish News directly to their home each month by signing up for your FREE SUBSCRIPTION; or, pick up a copy at your local library, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, area synagogues, The Jewish Federation campus, Federation partner agencies and sponsored events, or at over 50 Sarasota-area news racks. Were mobile! View The Jewish News in its entirety on your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer at www.TheJewishNews.org. To receive your complimentary subscription, or to request a gift subscription for a friend or family member, please call 941.371.4546 ext.0 or email subscription@jfedsrq.org.www.TheJewishNews.org The AJC West Coast Florida o ce, located in Sarasota, can be reached at 941.365.4955. T t ub S v h a ON THE FARM...ISRAELI STYLE! Young families are invited to attend Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Sunday, January 28, 2017 | 1-3pm Rudd Farm, 3615 Hidden River Rd, Sarasota FLCelebrate the New Year of the Trees with special Tu bShvat foods, horse rides, scavenger hunt, games, prizes and more. This event is FREE and fun for the whole family!For more information, contact Rebecca Rothstein at 941.955.8121PLEASE REGISTER AT: JFEDSRQ.org/EventsSponsored by the PJ Library, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, and Temple Beth Sholom

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32A December 2017 FOCUS ON YOUTH THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY Irina and Nina Shtarkman create lightning bugs Weve Gan camping!P reschool life is very busy. The children are actively learning, growing and discovering every day. They have earned a well-deserved so we planned a truly exciting advennoon of camping-themed good times. The Family Fun Fest was attended by children of all ages in the community. Our Social Hall was reset to match the theme, welcoming the families with forest animals and trees, campers by our very talented volunteers. There was a plethora of enticing activities, crafts and games for everyone to indulge in. Kids could create bugs, design bear claws and more. Activities included a sensory table of building smores, along with forest thrilling adventures indoors. The chiltale of Were Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen ing their way through the grass, river, mud, forest and to the bears cave, culminating with a bear paw printpainting march. Outdoor activities included the live petting zoo, bounce house, and pony rides around the campgrounds. It was a wonderful day of friends gathering and creating new friendships, too. As so many parents commented at the end of the event, what a great way to spend our day! SRQUSY updateast month SRQUSY held its had a great turnout and were able to include chapters from Tampa! The Escape Room is an interactive entertainment experience where participants clues in the room in order to escape. At the Escape Room, the USYers split up into two rooms, theme, Escape from Up. This month we have the following events on our schedule: Regional Bowling, and the Kadima Convention. SRQUSY will be sending two USY seniors to the International ConvenStay tuned for more upcoming events and lots of fun!Marav Steckel, Hannah Levison, Helen Lester, Emma Knego A POWERFUL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY For Questions ContactDebbie Sanford 941.706.0033 dsanford@jfedsrq.orgjfedsrq.orgMany Inspiring Speakers to Choose from IncludingHILDE MANDEL PAUL MOLNAR RIFKA GLATZ GINETTE HERSH HENRY TENENBAUMHolocaust, Genocide and Tolerance Education The HOLOCAUST SPEAKERS BUREAU oers teachers a unique opportunity to expand their students classroom experience. We have a large number of Holocaust survivors who re side in this community. They are very motivat ed to visit school children and give their eyewit ness accounts of the Holocaust. Also available are speakers who were hidden children, those saved through the Kindertransport, resistance ghters, refugees, as well as World War II camp liberators. All speakers are authentic to their respective experiences and feel a strong commitment to bring an awareness of the consequences that result when evil is allowed to ourish. They feel privileged and grateful to live in this wonderful country where their voices are being heard. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY For Booking Contact Anne Stein, Speakers Bureau Coordinator 941.923.6470 luvhula@gmail.comZara Bermudez rides the campgrounds JCV sukkahChildren at Jewish Conattended a Family Education program to learn about ancient Biblical harvest festival when Israelites from all over Temple in Jerusalem with some Families built temporary booths to camp in during the or on a porch. The booth is decorated with fruits and vegetables. Families, friends and neighbors gather together to Cantor Marci Vitkus and Rabbi Harold model sukkah with children from the Jewish Congregation of Venice The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee will award more than $90,000 in education scholarships to eligible students for the 2018-2019 school year. 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33A December 2017 FOCUS ON YOUTH Community Day School hosts sweet Challah-ween celebration LIVE LAUGH CELEBRATE DREAM INSPIRE READ LOVEFor more information, contact Andrea Eiert at aeiert@jfedsrq.org or 941.552.6308 PJ Library helps families on their Jewish journey by sending Jewishcontent books and music on a monthly basis to children from age six-months to eight-years. This program is completely free for families, thanks to the generosity of The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and our incredible donors.Sign-up Today at JFEDSRQ.org/pj-library Dont miss the newest chapter of PJ Library for kids... ages 9-11! Sign up at C Day Schools Bubbies Challah-ween end, Temple Beth Sholom Rabbi MiTrophy for the second year in a row. sponsored the event. Mother Nature also contributed a sunny, beautiful day as younger students chine and plenty of delicious challah to savor. eration executive director Howard Tevlowitz, Community Day board Hershorin and Mitch Blumenthal, and school supporters Ed Rosenthal and Ed Kalin, plus a number of enthusiastic student tasters. They were served bitesized portions of each challah by a crew Yazzie Schulz. Rabbi Werbows Cinfamily coming in third. The students spent the morning during Shabbat, and braided their own challot throughout the day. As a Jewish day school that is committed to pluralism, we are always Jewish touch to the multi-cultural celemunity, said Community Day head of school Dan Ceaser. For more information about Community Day, go to CommunityDay.org Jewish Federation executive director Howard Tevlowitz, Golden Challah Trophy Winner Rabbi Michael Werbow, and Community Day head of school Dan Ceaser Bowling, and the Kadima Convention. SRQUSY will be sending two USY seniors to the International ConvenStay tuned for more upcoming events and lots of fun! A POWERFUL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITYFor Questions ContactDebbie Sanford 941.706.0033 dsanford@jfedsrq.orgjfedsrq.orgMany Inspiring Speakers to Choose from IncludingHILDE MANDEL PAUL MOLNAR RIFKA GLATZ GINETTE HERSH HENRY TENENBAUMHolocaust, Genocide and Tolerance EducationThe HOLOCAUST SPEAKERS BUREAU oers teachers a unique opportunity to expand their students classroom experience. We have a large number of Holocaust survivors who re side in this community. They are very motivat ed to visit school children and give their eyewit ness accounts of the Holocaust. Also available are speakers who were hidden children, those saved through the Kindertransport, resistance ghters, refugees, as well as World War II camp liberators. All speakers are authentic to their respective experiences and feel a strong commitment to bring an awareness of the consequences that result when evil is allowed to ourish. They feel privileged and grateful to live in this wonderful country where their voices are being heard.PROUDLY SPONSORED BY For Booking Contact Anne Stein, Speakers Bureau Coordinator 941.923.6470 luvhula@gmail.com Preparing students to be LEADERS and GLOBAL CITIZENS Hershorin Schiff Community Day School1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota | (941) 552-2770 www.CommunityDay.org parents JCV sukkah 2017 2018 For more information and to apply, go toJFEDSRQ.org/TEEN-TRAVELor contact Andrea Eiffert at 941.552.6308 or aeiffert@jfedsrq.org BOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and its generous donors are committed to providing teen travel scholarships for the following educational, experiential, and exploratory programs: Alexander Muss High School in Israel Participate in a 6-, 8-, or 18-week program. Enjoy college living in a high school environment in Israel. AIPAC Policy Conference (March 4-6, 2018) Join more than 18,000 pro-Israel activitsts for the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. Domestic Teen Travel Take part in an accredited academic, experiential, or volunteer-based domestic teen travel program and receive a scholarship from The Jewish Federation. Bob Malkin Young Ambassador / Levenson Exchange Advocacy Program Mission to Israel (Tentative dates: June 17July 2, 2018) Join other local 10th & 11th grade students for a 2-week trip of a lifetime. March of the Living (April 8-22, 2018) Participate in this 2-week program bringing Jewish teens from around the world to Poland and Israel. SKIP Take part in an accredited academic, experiential, or volunteer-based program to Israel and receive a scholarship from The Jewish Federation.

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34A December 2017 FOCUS ON YOUTHRaquel Vieira, a preschooler at the Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center of Temple Emanu-El, helps decorate the sukkah with paper chains Temple Emanu-El children rejoice with Sukkot and Simchat TorahO ne of the central mitzvot sacred commandments of as Simchat Torah! The festivities began with one of the most-anticipated duties of Temple Emanu-El children, as Temple Emanu-El Religious School students and the preschoolers of the Susan ing place for children during the holiday as the preschoolers explored the Temple Emanu-El Religious School given an important role in this holiday by helping Assistant Rabbi Michael Shefrin change the Torah scrolls from their white High Holy Day mantles throughout the year. The preschoolers were also given the opportunity to ascend the bimah and see and touch the holy scrolls. Finally, the celebration culminated with Temple EmanuEls annual Simchat Torah service, where an entire Torah scroll was unrolled around the sanctuary, the newest Temple Emanu-El Religious School students were consecrated, and every holiday and in the special community. Temple Emanu-El members Sepi, Barbara, Ariana and Sienna Ackerman celebrate Simchat Torah and Arianas Consecration hold the silver ornaments that adorn the Torah scrolls as the Torah mantles are changed Receive up to $150 from PJ Library to Get Together with friends for a Jewish experience! Its easy! Visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogether to get started. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 30th, 2017.For more inspiration, visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogetherIDEAS FOR WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER SHARE A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE BAKE CHALLAH OR MAKE TREATS PLANT A COMMUNITY GARDEN HOST A BOOK CLUB Its easy! Visit JFEDSRQ.org/GetTogether to get started. The deadline to sign up is December 31, 2017. Receive up to $100 from PJ Library to Get Together with friends for a Jewish experience! Receive $100! For more information, please contact:Andrea Eiffert aeiffert@jfedsrq.org or 941.552.6308 JFEDSRQ.org/PJ JFEDSRQ.org/PJOW Receive up to $150 from PJ Library to Get Together with friends for a Jewish experience! Its easy! Visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogether to get started. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 30th, 2017.For more inspiration, visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogether IDEAS FOR WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER SHARE A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE BAKE CHALLAH OR MAKE TREATS PLANT A COMMUNITY GARDEN HOST A BOOK CLUB IDEAS FOR WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER SHARE A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE BAKE CHALLAH OR MAKE TREATS PLANT A COMMUNITY GARDEN HOST A BOOK CLUB Receive up to $150 from PJ Library to Get Together with friends for a Jewish experience! Its easy! Visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogether to get started. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 30th, 2017.For more inspiration, visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogetherIDEAS FOR WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER SHARE A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE BAKE CHALLAH OR MAKE TREATS PLANT A COMMUNITY GARDEN HOST A BOOK CLUB Receive up to $150 from PJ Library to Get Together with friends for a Jewish experience! Its easy! Visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogether to get started. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 30th, 2017.For more inspiration, visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogetherIDEAS FOR WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER SHARE A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE BAKE CHALLAH OR MAKE TREATS PLANT A COMMUNITY GARDEN HOST A BOOK CLUB Receive up to $150 from PJ Library to Get Together with friends for a Jewish experience! Its easy! Visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogether to get started. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 30th, 2017.For more inspiration, visit pjlibrary.org/GetTogetherIDEAS FOR WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER SHARE A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE BAKE CHALLAH OR MAKE TREATS PLANT A COMMUNITY GARDEN HOST A BOOK CLUB The Jewish News is a monthly nonpro t newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

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Jewish HappeningsFEDERATION NEWS December 2017 Kislev / Tevet 5778 Volume 47, Number 12 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.org History of IsraelIn this day of incessant misinformation about the Jewish homeland, it FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 CHJ presents Dennis Maley The Bradenton Times A Long Road Home Rhythm and Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 Babyccino for mod moms and their tots, and features centers for creative art and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3Temple Sinais Mens Club breakfast and program Women of Sinai dinner and movie The Last Mentsch As Jewish Families Gather for the HolidaysHappy New Year rfntb n bb tbbb bbbtbb bbb tbbb bbbbbbb tbbtbtb bbbtbbt bbbbtbb bbnb t rfntbf bb bbb SPONSORED BY In honor of Israels 70th anniversary of statehood, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee will host a season of exciting programs designed to celebrate Israel arts and culture, food, lm and so much more! We are so grateful to our sponsors for making this celebration possible.FEDERATION TORCH SPONSORSLEON R. AND MARGARET M. ELLIN ROBERT AND ESTHER HELLER COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE NAIDITCH FAMILY FOUNDATIONLEAD SPONSORSLARRY GREENSPON AND MARY GRATEHOUSEGOLD SPONSORGERARD DANIELSILVER SPONSORSBOB CASPER HELEN AND LEN GLASER JUDD MALKIN AND KATHERINE CHEZMEDIA PARTNERS ROBERT AND ESTHER HELLER COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 A CELEBRATION HIGHLIGHTING THE BEAUTY AND WONDER OF ISRAEL!

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3B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Fifty Shades of J Chanukah Celebration A Grandmothers Tribute to Sholem Aleichem WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6Temple Emanu-El Lunch with the Rabbis Idelson Library Book Review review Einstein: The Life of a Genius 92nd Street Y broadcast & screening of DenialSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Denial nd Street Just Who Were the Maccabees? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7The Global Identity of Being a Jew st century Rosh Chodesh Society course For prices and a brochure listing over 175 adult enrichment courses, lectures and special events call 941-383-8811 or visit www.lbkeducationcenter.org5370 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE (IN THE CENTRE SHOPS OF LONGBOAT KEY) THE LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT, 501 (c ) (3) EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION. .. COURSESTuesdays WSAGACITY OF THE BIBLE Rachel Zohar Dulin, Ph.D.. January 9 January 30 .................. 9:00 AM :30 AM Wednesdays W WANDERINGS: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH DISPERSION Ken Hanson, Ph.D. February 7 and February 14 ....... 1:00 PM:30 PM Thursdays WMAMA LOSHENYIDDISH IS ALIVE AND WELL! Betty Silberman January 4January 25 ................... 1:00 PM:30 PM LEARN HOW TO PLAY MAH JONGG Joyce Doran February 1 March 8 ...................... 11:00 AM:30 PM JEWISH/ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL Susan Goldfarb, Michael Givant and Special Guest Facilitators February 1 March 8 ...................... 2:15 PM:00 PM Enjoy our Jewish programs in January, February and March 2018 ONE-TIME LECTURES TUESDAYS, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM January 9W In Celebration Of Israels 70th Anniversary Looking Back and Looking Forward Thomas O. Hecht, Ph.D.March 6W Jerusalem As Sacred Center And Symbol From The Time Of King David To The Present Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, Ph.D.March 20W American Jewry and BaseballBud Livingston THEATRE SHOWCASEA Powerful, Riveting, One-Woman Show!Friday, January 12 3:00 4:30 PM ALIVE, UNABASHED AND PASSIONATE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Experience a new and exciting way to look at the heroines of the Bible Q and A follows Rachel Zohar Dulin, Ph.D., biblical scholar, lecturer and performer THEATRE SHOWCASE A Powerful, Riveting, One-Woman Show! Friday, January 12 3:00 4:30 PM ALIVE, UNABASHED AND PASSIONATE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Experience a new and exciting way to look at the heroines of the Bible Q and A follows Rachel Zohar Dulin, Ph.D., biblical scholar, lecturer and performer THEATRE SHOWCASEA Powerful, Riveting, One-Woman Show!Friday, January 12 3:00 4:30 PM ALIVE, UNABASHED AND PASSIONATE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Experience a new and exciting way to look at the heroines of the Bible Q and A follows Rachel Zohar Dulin, Ph.D., biblical scholar, lecturer and performer Susan Goldfarb, Michael Givant and Special Guest Facilitators February 1 March 8 ...................... 2:15 PM:00 PM February 1 March 8 Susan Goldfarb, Michael Givant and Special Guest Facilitators February 1 March 8 SOLD OUT Friendly but serious game! Do you play??? Thursdays / 12pm to 4ishJERUSALEM ROOM, FEDERATION CAMPUS 582 MCINTOSH ROAD$5 pie.Contact Marilyn Oslander941.951.2029marasota@yahoo.com EDERATION C AMPUS Contact Marilyn Oslander Seasoned Bridge... Anyone? The Bridge Group meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. For more information, call Bob Satnickat 941.538.3739 Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish Jerusalem Room, Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road) $5 pie. Friendly but serious game!Contact Marilyn Oslander 941.951.2029 marasota@yahoo.com

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4B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Israeli Film Series for TeensSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Other Son accidentally switched at birth, and what happens many years later when the SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10Screening of Starting Over AgainSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeStarting Over Again The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee Age of Wisdom lecturer and educator, will discuss what the Bible teaches us about life Torah Fund Day of Study and Brunch Mah Tovu Brandeis Annual Asolo Musical Matinee Evita The Maccabees First Chanukah in Israel Comedy Central Live at Chabad of Sarasotath Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The View Urology Treatment Center WINSTON E. BARZELL, MD, FACS, FRCSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyKENNETH J. BREGG, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyJOSHUA T. GREEN, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyROBERT I. CAREY, MD, P h D, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & EndourologyDANIEL M. KAPLON, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & Endourology 3325 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 5350 University Pkwy Suite 207 Sarasota, FL 34243PH: 941.917.8488 FAX: 941.917.8475 urologytreatmentcenter.com PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE

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5B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Israeli Film Series for Teens Age of Wisdom Day trip to Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery MONDAY, DECEMBER 11NCJW Book Club discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow Shonim BYachad Art ExhibitSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 Chanukah Israel CelebrationSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Mitzvah Knitting Group at Temple Emanu-El Chanukah Songs for All Israeli-Style Chanukah Menorah Lighting in Englewood Chanukah Community Celebration Chanukah begins Tuesday night, December 12 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Jan. 11 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel Cleveland Orchestra Jan. 29 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel Gil Shaham, Violin Akira Eguchi, Piano Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel Staatskapelle Weimar Feb. 26 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel Takcs String Quartet March 16 7:30 p.m. Riverview PAC Emanuel Ax, piano April 3 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel941-225-6500 www.scasarasota.org Gil Shaham rfrntbrbtfrrbrr THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY Sarasota | Westfield Siesta Key | 3501 S. Tamiami Trail | 941-362-3692toojays.com | From our kitchen to yours! rfntb Our famous Oven-Roasted Whole Turkey comes in many different packages to suit your needs. la carte Turkey options also available. Ask about our fresh baked dessert selections and our delicious side dishes by the pound. Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgTheJewishNews.org SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE November 30 JANUARY January 3 FEBRUARY February 1 MARCH March 1 APRIL IN Advertise REACH YOUR TARGET MARKET IN Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH REACH YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET YOUR TARGET YOUR YOUR TARGET YOUR TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET TARGET

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6B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS For more information, contact Jessi Sheslow at jsheslow@jfedsrq.org or 941.343.2109 QUESTIONS? Contact Co-Chairs Rosann A. Black at RosannIsrael70@gmail.com or Melissa Howard at MelissaIsrael70@gmail.com ? SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018featuring Vendors, Food and Entertainmentrfnftb ? SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018fftfHip-Hop Duob(Strong Black Coffee)fftbttft ? SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 bfftfCultural Day with Activities for All Agesftf fftftf ? MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018rfnftbbffbftnt fnt ? SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018fnt featuring the Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and The Shuk Band DATE ORGANIZATION EVENT NAME* DECEMBER 10 Temple Beth Israel Documentary: Starting Over Again DECEMBER 12 Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch Chanukah Israel Celebration DECEMBER 17 Chabad of Sarasota A Taste of Chanukah 2017 DECEMBER 17 Chabad of Venice & North Port Chanukah Israel Klezmer Festival JANUARY 16 Chabad of Venice & North Port Jerusalem Uncovered: The Archaelogical Claim to Jerusalem JANUARY 23 Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Luncheon: Israel-Mote Partnership JANUARY 28 Temple Sinai 10th Annual Food Festival Celebrating Israel rfnftb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 CELEBRATE WITH US! Interested in sponsoring Israel@70? Contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.orgSPONSORED BY VISIT JFEDSRQ.ORG/ISRAEL70 FOR ALL DETAILS A CELEBRATION HIGHLIGHTING THE BEAUTY AND WONDER OF ISRAEL! GOLD SPONSOR GERARD DANIEL For a complete list of partner events, visit jfedsrq.org/Israel70 MEDIA PARTNERS SILVER SPONSORSBOB CASPER | HELEN AND LEN GLASER | JUDD MALKIN AND KATHERINE CHEZ OUR FEDERATION IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH AREA SYNAGOGUES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP BRING ISRAEL @ 70 TO SARASOTA-MANATEE AND CELEBRATE WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!FEDERATION TORCH SPONSORSLEON R. AND MARGARET M. ELLIN | ROBERT AND ESTHER HELLER COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE | NAIDITCH FAMILY FOUNDATIONLEAD SPONSORSLARRY GREENSPON AND MARY GRATEHOUSE

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7B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS T B G meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. Anyone? call Bob Satnick at 941.538.3739 T B G meets afternoons 1:004:00 pm Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. Anyone? Anyone? Bridge... For more information Womens Giving Circle Open HouseSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 Women Inventors Childrens Chanukah Celebration Menorah Lighting at Five Points Park Chanukah Menorah Lighting in North Port THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14Menorah Lighting at Ellenton Outlet Mall rfffrntbrf ffftrft nfnfff fnf nftnfnf fffntff fn nfff ttfn tfnnnf fnt ffft tffnf tftfff nf ff ftffff nfnftnrffnt b fnt b fff f ft ff nnnt b AVIVA-Lecture series calendar OCT 31--RESIZE BILL.indd 1 10/31/17 12:08 PM Asaf Romirowsky, PhD is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. Romirowsky is also a fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Professor [Aliate] at the University of Haifa. A Middle East historian, he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from Kings College London, UK, and has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as Israeli and Zionist history. He is aliated with Gratz College as adjunct faculty, a continuing education instructor and a frequent lecturer.SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCELECTURE SERIESTUESDAY, JANUARY 30 The Road to Independence from the Pre-State to StatehoodWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31The Creation of the Modern Day Middle East from 1967 to Today 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Jewish Federation CampusWhen the 1948 war between Israelis and Arabs is bathed in the color of a Palestinian nakba, (catastrophe) few remember that the United Nations in Resolution 181 passed on November 29, 1947 provided for the creation of two statesa Jewish state and a Palestinian state. The 650,000 Jews in British Palestine at that time eagerly embraced their opportunity, declared independence in May, 1948 and fought a successful war to maintain the new found state of Israel. And the Palestinians? Alone in the history of the twentieth century, they were the only people who turned down a chance at statehood and destroy the new Jewish state mandated by the United Nations. Why did they do this? LIMITED $18 ONE LECTURE $30 BOTH LECTURESAVAILABILITY jfedsrq.orgQuestions? Contact Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 or dsanford@jfedsrq.orgTo purchase tickets please call 866.465.3995 or visit jfedsrq.org/eventsDr. Asaf Romirowsky THE BEGINNING OF MODERN DAY PALESTINE AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISRAEL

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8B December 2017 Chanukah party for preschool-age children FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15Chanukah Erev Shabbat Worship Service JEWISH HAPPENINGSLatke Cook-o Chanukah Shabbat Services & Dinner Hanukkah Happening at Temple Emanu-El Family Menorah Service & Celebration Liturgist-in-Residence Day of Worship and Learning SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 MIRACLE SWIMMING FOR ADULTS BEGINNINGLEARN-TO-SWIMCLASS FOR ADULTS Eight Classes. Warm Water. Lido Key FOR ADULTS OVERCOMEFear of Water the Fun Way Eight Classes. War m Water. m Water. m Lido Key Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2018 Registration Required Call 941.921.6420 MiracleSwimming.org Or give it to a friend to read and ask them to recycle it. You can also read The Jewish News online at www.jfedsrq.org. Please RECYCLE this newspaper! Take our publications on the go with the ISSUU app!issuu.com/thejewishnews "Mr. Ben-Israel is the Manolo Blahnik of wedding cakes THE NEW YORK TIMESFEATURING Ron Ben-IsraelMichaels On The Bay at Selby Gardens, Sarasota, FL 11:30AMLion of Judah & Pomegranate LUNCHEON To learn more about the Lion of Judah and Pomegranate divisions, please contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.orgCo-Chairs: Anne Spindel and Susi Benson-Steenbarger LUNCHEON LUNCHEON LUNCHEON LUNCHEON LUNCHEON LUNCHEON LUNCHEON Tuesday, February 6, 2018 RBI Cakes Save Date

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9B December 2017 Chanukah party for preschool-age children JEWISH HAPPENINGS Latke Cook-o Chanukah Shabbat Services & Dinner A Taste of Chanukah Israeli-StyleSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manateeth The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota Herald Tribune SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 Chanukah Israel Klezmer FestivalSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Liturgist-In-Resident mingle and book signing Jewish War Veterans meeting Mens Club Breakfast Lecture Series CKids Chocolate Gelt Factory Why Should I Test My DNA? Tell Us Your Israel Stories Temple Emanu-El presents Jazz in the Afternoon JFCS Gala SignUp Here SignUp Here Stay up-to-date on: Events News Opportunities in the SarasotaManatee Jewish Community DONT MISS OUT!Registering for The Jewish Federations weekly email newsletter means you wont miss out on important community information. Get updated EVERY Thursday! Sign up at JFEDSRQ.org reserve@aldlimo.com5330 34th Street West Bradenton FL 34210Proudly Providing Transportation for The Jewish Federations 2017-2018 Event Season LOCAL SERVICE HOURLY DAILY WEEKLY OPEN 24/7Experience on time, reliable, courteous service in clean, professionally chauffeured vehicles. 10% OFF ANY TRIP PROMO CODE: JFEDSRQALDLimo.com TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ALL AREA AIRPORTS Sarasota Tampa St. Petersburg Punta Gorda Fort Myers Orlando1-855-799-LIMO Sarasota-Manatees Only Jewish NewspaperSERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1971 NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Howard Tevlowitz Jewish art brings love, friendship and shalom to Sarasota-Manatee By Howard Tevlowitz, Federation Executive Director continued on page 3 . Fine . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. On loan from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (the U.S. national organization in the world wide network of Anne Frank organizations, http:// annefrank.com/), this exhibit, located in the library rotunda, comprises thirty panels of pictures against the backdrop of diary excerpts the crux of this The Lovers 1937, courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris HAPPY PASSOVER Advertise in The Jewish News, and Connect with Your Community! More than 60% of readers earn $75,000+, with a quarter earning more than $150,000 annually Over half of readers hold a college or advanced degree More than half of readers frequently purchase products or services from ads seen in our publication well-educated and discerning Jewish households in our area. Contact Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgDownload the media kit at www.TheJewishNews.org Introduce Your Business to a Powerful Demographic.

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10B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS save the dates! 9TH ANNUAL To become a sponsor, contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.org ANNUAL MARCH 8, 2018*List in formationNaiditch Family Foundation LEON R. AND MARGARET M. ELLIN ROBERT AND ESTHER HELLER COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE NAIDITCH FAMILY FOUNDATIONFEDERATION TORCH SPONSORSCOCHAIRS: FRAN BRAVERMAN AND EVANS TILLES LEAD SPONSOR MEDIA SPONSORSThis project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture. 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 QUESTIONS? Contact Co-Chairs Rosann A. Black at RosannIsrael70@gmail.com or Melissa Howard at MelissaIsrael70@gmail.comFor more information, contact Jessi Sheslow at jsheslow@jfedsrq.org or 941.343.2109 sh WE LOVE ISRAEL Sh uk JOIN US IN CELEBRATING ISRAELS 70TH BIRTHDAY by attending our WE LOVE ISRAEL SHUK : a place for gathering, shopping, tasting new treats, nding new jewelry or Judaica, and experiencing life like an Israeli! Vendors will wow you with their homemade challah covers, sparkling Ethiopian Israeli-made jewelry or the perfect mezuzah for your home. Musicians and speakers will share their love for Israel. Sunday January 14 COME CHECK THESE OUT! American Idol contestant Shira Gavrielov on the Main Stage Amiel Tours: Giveaways Megemeria: Ethiopian-Israeli jewelry Traditional Israeli Foods Christian Goods and Judaica Birthday Party for Israel in Kids Section Childrens Choir from Community Day School Israeli Music Sights, Smells and Tastes of Israel! Federation Campus125PM FREE ADMISSION DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PICTURE that you or a family member took in Israel? If so, please email a high resolution digital copy to israel70@jfedsrq.org and be sure to include a short note about where and when it was taken. Your submissions will be used to create the Israel From the Eyes of the Community display at the Shuk! SPONSORED BY

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11B December 2017 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Temple Beth Els Downtown Hanukkah Celebration th rd MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 Sarasota Jewish Singles dinner meeting TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1992Y@TBI The End of Europe The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age The New York Times The Atlantic Tablet Idelson Library Film Matinee Series Inside Hanas Suitcase THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21Nabucco The Struggle in Song Nabucco Theodor Herzl: The Man and His Accomplishments Screening of The Long Way HomeThe Long Way Home MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 Rosh Chodesh Society course TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 Israel in 2018 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 Looking to connect with other members of the Jewish community? The Jewish Federation would like to welcome you to the area! Questions? Contact Ilene Fox at ifox@jfedsrq.org or 941-343-2111 We hope you feel at home and become active members of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community. We Welcome You! r fntfbbtf rr frntrbrrfntbbbtbffntbfbn ftbfb ftfbrfftb bnnfbn fnfnbfnfnbfnnnrbnbfbbnbf tbbff ftnfbtft trrrr For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org.

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12B Have a Happy Chanukah. And share what it means to you. #ChanukahPublix