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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 A monumental experience lobbying on Capitol Hill Temple Sinais 10th Annual Sarasota Jewish Food Festival Ron Ben-Israel to speak at Lion of Judah/ Pomegranate Luncheon 3A 6A 11AINSIDE THIS ISSUE: 8A Community Focus 16A Jewish Interest 21A Israel & the Jewish World 24A Commentary 27A Focus on Youth 31A Life Cycle 1B Jewish HappeningsKids Challah Bake family fun at its best 28A FEDERATION NEWS January 2018 Tevet/Shevat 5778 Volume 48, Number 1 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World continued on page 2A Sneak peek at the 9th Annual Jewish Film FestivalBy Roberta Berson 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.orgA message from Federation leadership: Understanding our changing Jewish landscapeBy Michael Ritter and Howard Tevlowitz2017 has been another busy year at The Federation as we continue to provide grants and services to thousands of people in SarasotaManatee, Israel and throughout the world. We serve both the Jewish and general communities, inspired and guided by our Jewish values and our mission of saving Jewish lives and enhancing Jewish life. This inspiration of tikkun olam throughout our programs and services. In 2017, Federation embarked on three major Jewish community-wide initiatives: the LIFE & LEGACY planned giving program, involving 11 communal organizations, which has raised over $7 million in promised gifts to date; security enhancements for area synagogues and Jewish agencies, including informational meetings with leading security experts, micro-grants and direct support; and volunteer leadership development. Federation. As many of you know, we are in a rapidly changing demographic environment. Federation is well-positioned to respond to and address these changes. We have the resources to understand the changing landscape, to identify current and future needs of our community, and ensure that we are Along those lines, the Board of Directors of our Federation recently decided to reinvest in our Jewish Federation Campus on McIntosh Road our buildings are being upgraded, and the entire emphasis on being able to expand our Jewish programs for all ages and be responsive to our overall community needs. Youll be hearing more about the exciting details over the coming months. We are fortunate at Federation to have an outstanding team of people who are committed in many individual ways our dedicated, creative and board are two of the strongest components of our team. We have amazing volunteers, essential community partners, stakeholders and very generous donors, who all play major roles in our success. We thank all of them for enabling us to make our community a better place to live! We also want to thank each of you for your ongoing participation and support of Federation programs and activities. If you have any thoughts or questions, or would like to volunteer for one of our programs, please feel free to reach out to either of us at mritter@jfedsrq. org or htevlowitz@jfedsrq.org. We wish each of you and your families a very happy and healthy 2018! Michael Ritter and Howard TevlowitzPlease mark your calendars for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees Naiditch Family Foundation 9th Annual Jewish Film Festival! Event chairs Fran Braverman and Evans Tilles are very proud to presplore, record and celebrate Jewish life and culture, with an emphasis on the creation of the State of Israel and life in modern-day Israel in keeping with the Israel @ 70 theme that is woven through much of this seasons Federation and community programming. Starting with our Opening Night Celebration on Thursday, March 8 and running through Sunday, March 18, prepare to be enlightened, excited and the amazing upgrades currently taking place at Hollywood 20, we could not be happier with the venues new features and the opportunity four times per day with morning, afternoon and evening screenings, making it convenient for all to attend. 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2A January 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Community gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jewish Film Festival...continued from page 1A 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 The festival will feature at least 30 your sneak peek at our 2018 Jewish Film Festival: This year, we will celebrate our Opening Night on Thursday, March 8 at The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Chair Bunny Skirboll and her val venue for its convenient location, abundant parking and capacity for a large audience. Opening Night will feature the Florida premiere of Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, and we are honored to welcome writer, Yariv Mozer, to Sarasota-Manatee as our special guest. Yariv graduated with distinction from Tel Aviv Universitys Film and Television Department in 2004. Since then he has directed documenSnails in the Rain (Israel-Spain 2013), The Invisible Men (Israel-The Netherlands 2012), and My First War (Israel several awards including the 2017 Israeli Film and TV Academy Award for Best Documentary. In the great depths of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem and the Ben-Gurion Archives in the Negev, six hours of interview footage were discovered of one of modern historys greatest leaders David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968 and he is 82 He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. Ben-Gurions introspective soul his clear voice provides a surprising vision for todays crucial decisions and the future of Israel. Film Festival Sponsors will also have the pleasure of spending time on Opening Night with one additional special guest, Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of David Ben-Gurion. Alon will mingle with sponsors at the private cocktail reception before the premiere. Our closing event, which will take place at Sahib Shriners Auditorium on Beneva Road in Sarasota on Sunday, Exodus. Closing event chair Gloria Feibus and her committee are working to make this an amazing experience with the perfect atmosphere and an Israeli meal to accompany this clasProduced and directed by Otto Preminger, Exodus is a screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Leon emergence of Israel as an independent to defy the blockade of the occupying British government and sail to Palestine on the sea vessel Exodus. Paul Newman, a leader of the Haganah (the Jewish underground), is willing to sacUL\277\003FH\003KLV\003RZQ\003OLIH\003DQG\003WKH\003OLYHV\003RI\003WKH\003 refugees rather than be turned back to nally relent and allow the Exodus safe passage. Once this victory is assured, 30,000 more Jews, previously interned to show are: An Israeli Love Story is based on Pnina Gary, from Nahalal, and Eli BenZvi, son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the second president of the the turbulent period of pre-state Israel. Margalit meets Eli on a bus and falls in love with him instantly. She tries to get close to him but hes too busy with the Palmach. Finally, the barriers come down, Margalit moves in with Eli, they set a date for their wedding, but Israels harsh reality intervenes. A Heartbeat Away is the story of an Israeli pediatric cardiologist sent to Africa to perform lifesaving operachildren die from heart conditions. Dr. Akiva Tamir and his team examine hundreds of children, of whom only a handful can receive the treatment which will save their lives. When 6-year-old Julius arrives at the clinic in critical condition, Dr. Tamir is forced to choose whether to operate on the child, who has very little chance of surviving. Dr. Tamir and his team take the viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride as they deal with the most serious question of who to treat and who will be left to die. The experienced the emotional bond they share with their small patients. A Heartbeat Away is a riveting human drama, swinging on the pendulum between science and faith, hope and despair, life and death. In its center are human doctors who have been thrust to the position of gods in the midst of Africa. Look for the full schedule to be announced in mid-January. We hope you will consider becoming a Sponsor of the 2018 Jewish Film Festival. Sponsors receive tickets for to all JFF events, including the Opening Night Sponsor Cocktail Reception with our special guests, the Closing Event screening and lunch plus sponsor tickets with assigned seating for every have their own personal Sponsor Concierge to assist with making their reservations in advance of regular ticket sales. Sponsorship levels start at $700. Please visit www.jfedsrq.org or call Debbie Sanford at 941.706.0033 for more information on how you can become a sponsor! Watch for our 2018 brochure, which should arrive in your mailbox before the end of January. (All sponsor commitments received before December 31 will be included in this brochure. Sponsor commitments received after that date will be included in subsequent JFF materials.) Check the February issue of The Jewish News and ongoing Federation E-blasts to stay informed. You will not want to miss this celebration of Israel, Jewish life and culture! We will see you at the (Jewish) movies! Director/Producer Yariv Mozer (photo by )Eitan Tal Alon Ben-Gurion 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. 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 "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 LUNCHEON Tuesday, February 6, 2018 RBI Cakes Save Date What do you think?Send an email to jewishnews18@gmail.com.Letters PolicyLetters 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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3A January 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Community gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Ron Ben-Israel to speak at Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon 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! rf n tbbff br frfntb T he Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Temple Emanu-El are partnering with the MLK Committee, under the direction of Chair Jetson Grimes and Sarasota City Commissioner Willie Shaw, to present Sarasotas 37 th annual tribute to the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 13-15, with a series of memorial, community service and educational activities to engage citizens of all ages and backgrounds. The mission of this program is to increase opportunities for low-income youth to pursue a college education. Proceeds from the Memorial Breakfast and the Golf Tournament are awarded to low-income college-bound students. Scholars have indicated that the relationship between the black and Jewish communities rests on a common history of oppression. Jewish newspapers early in the 20 th century compared the black movement out of the South to the exodus from Egypt, noting that both blacks and Jews lived in ghettos, and described anti-black riots in the South as pogroms. Jews got involved in the civil rights movement because they felt there was a shared agenda. Many will recall the pictures of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel walking arm in arm with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, to demand federal protection for black voters. The entire Jewish community is encouraged to participate in these events planned to celebrate Dr. King and his vision: Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m. at Bobby Jones Golf Complex: Robert Bud Thomas Golf Tournament. Entry fee is $85 per person and $340 per team. Entry lunch and prizes. For more information, contact Jim Cleaves at 941.321.1581. Monday, January 15 at 7:30 a.m. at the Robert Taylor Community Complex (1845 34th St., Sarasota): Memorial Breakfast and Community Awards with guest speakers Rev. Charles McKenzie, Trevor Harvey from NAACP Sarasota Branch, and Judge Charles E. Williams; entertainment by singers from the Sarasota Opera and local jazz and gospel groups. To register, contact Jetson Grimes at 941.780.4060. Tickets are $20 per person. The Jewish Federation and Temple Emanu-El are co-sponsors of the breakfast. Immediately following the breakfast will be the MLK Unity Walk from the Robert Taylor Complex to MLK Park where the Community Celebration will be held. For those unable to participate in the one-mile walk, bus transportation will be provided or individuals can drive their own vehicles. Starting at noon on Monday, January 15, a celebratory holiday event will be held at MLK Park (2601 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota) featuring various entertainment, food, public service and community booths, and a festival of various service events. On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., there will be a closing event to honor MLK at Booker High School featuring the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, performing under the leadership of Nate Jacobs, its founder and artistic director. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Jetson Grimes at 941.780.4060. These events are open to the entire community. For more information, please contact the Sarasota MLK Committee at sarasotamlkcele@aol.com Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I sraeli pastry chef/celebrity cake designer Ron Ben-Israel will delight attendees at this years Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon on Tuesday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Michaels on the Bay at Selby Gardens. Co-chairs Anne Spindel and Susi BensonSteenbarger are working to plan an outstanding event. Ron Ben-Israel is the chef-owner of one of the most established couture cake studios in the world. Having served for three years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, he gives credit to his Israeli military training for his later success, saying it gave him discipline and precision in his work. His collections of trendsetting cakes can be spotted in many of New Yorks premier hotels and venues, as well as in countless publications, including The New York Times, In Style Vogue and Martha Stewart Weddings. Ron is also a popular Food Network host. He was the sole host and judge of the competition show Sweet Genius for three seasons. He is a favorite judge on numerous shows, including Chopped, Americas Best Cook and Guys Grocery Games, and serves as a permanent judge on Cake Wars. Look for an interview with Ron Ben-Israel in the next issue of The Jewish News. For more information about the Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon, please contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or gpintchuck@jfed srq.org. Ron Ben-Israel Private Duty Nursing Care Newborn to SeniorSarasota, FL 34233 P: 941-922-5212 C: 440-413-2622 E-mail: conicelladebra@yahoo.com MY PERSONAL NURSE, LLC Debra A. 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4A January 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Assure Jewish tomorrows by making your legacy gift today!T here are many myths about legacy giving. Very often these myths dissuade people from creating legacy gifts to support those organizations that they care about. The aim of this article is to dispel some of those myths for you. 10. I already give money annually. Thank you so much! Regular giving to an annual appeal or fundraiser is an important part of how The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee their doors open. But what happens to The Federation you have supported when you are no longer here to make that gift? A legacy gift can help ensure that your support continues, even when you cant attend that fundraiser. 9. I dont want the publicity associated with legacy giving. Part of our philanthropic practice involves thanking those who have made a legacy commitment. Publishing a list of special opportunities to legacy givers can inspire others to participate in this important program. But if youre not the kind of person who wants the world to know about your generosity, you can choose to remain anonymous. 8. Only seniors can leave a legacy gift. ential group, but any person no matter their age can plan to support the causes and organizations they cherish after they are gone. If you have assets, youll want to be the one to decide how they should be divided...at any age. 7. I will need to hire a lawyer. There are many legacy gift vehicles that dont require hiring an attorney. Consider making The Jewish Federaof a portion of your life insurance policy or retirement fund. This change can usually be made with a single phone call and a signature, with no attorney necessary. 6. I wont get to decide what happens to my gift. Even though you wont be here to see the impact your legacy gift will be making, you can pre-determine where your dollars will go and stipulate how they should be spent. If youd like to fund a technolproject, or to make sure extra scholarships are available, just stipulate that as part of your gift. Dont imagine that you have to restrict your gift though, as sometimes, general funding is just the thing that an organization most needs. 5. If the organization dissolves, so will my money. Its hard to predict where any of us will be in 10, 20, even 50 years. If you are worried that your organization might not be around when your gift is ready, you can indicate that youd like it to go to a particular cause (such as Jewish overnight camp grants) 4. My kids are getting all my money. Every parent wants to make sure their kids are well taken care of. Consider leaving just a portion of your estate to charitable causes. A gift like this will leave your children with both in the importance of building a better world. 3. I might need my money. Its true, you might. And it will be there for you if and when you do. This type of gift represents what you want to give once you are no longer here to need your assets. 2. I want my money to go where its most needed. Sometimes its not an organization that moves us, but the the world. If you have a mission that youd like to accomplish, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee can help you plan your legacy gift around accomplishing that mission. Contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@ jfedsrq.org to get started. 1. I have to be a millionaire to leave a legacy. The beauty of legacy giving is that you can make a gift of any amount of your estate. If your estate is worth a few shekels or a few billion, your gift is your legacy. And your legacy should live on! For more information about Federations LIFE & LEGACY program, please visit www.jfedsrq.org/legacy or call Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111. An interview with Rabbi and Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold S. Kushner Elie Wiesel Nobel Laureate winner, writer, professor and Holocaust survivor; To Life! A Celebration -On David Ben Gurion: Father of Modern IsraelAll starting at 7:00 pm and all at no cost!Temple Beth El Bradenton/Lakewood Ranchwww.templebethelbradenton.com 5150 Peridia Blvd East 941 755 4900Temple Beth El also has a monthly International Film Series with dinner and many other events. Learn more at www.templebethelbradenton.com T F J C Y H LIFE & LEGACYLIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and ten other local Jewish organizations that promotes aer-lifetime giving to benet synagogues, social service organizations, Jewish day schools and other Jewish entities. e Jewish Federation is the only local organization focused on the wholeall of us thriving together. We are the center of Jewish lifeserving as community convener; fostering an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strengthening services that connect our constituents to their Jewish identity. lifeserving as community convener; fostering an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strengthening services that connect our constituents to their S J FOR INFORMATION ON LEAVING YOUR LEGACY, CONTACT Ilene Fox ifox@jfedsrq.org | 941.343.2111 www.jfedsrq.org/legacy Y J F Lr G Our Legacy Society Members are people like you. By leaving a legacy to Federation, you ensure that your values will be sustained for future generations. Please remember e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee with a gi in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

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5A January 2018 FEDERATION NEWSTwice Promised Land and 100 Years War Blame it on the British Established 1971MISSION 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 Jewish community partners. OPINIONS printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not necessarily re ect those of The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, its Board of Directors or sta SUBMISSIONS to The Jewish News are subject 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 constitute endorsement of products, services or ideas promoted therein.PUBLISHERThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeKlingenstein 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 48, Number 1 January 2018 44 pages USPS Permit No. 167 February 2018 Issue Deadlines: Editorial: December 28, 2017 Advertising: January 3, 2018 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/jfedsrqPRESIDENT Michael 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, Elliot Ofsowitz, Merry Sanders, Bryna Tevlowitz MIMI AND JOSEPH J. EDLIN JOURNALISM INTERNS Ashlyn Downey-Hayes, Nikol Isakovska ideas promoted therein. STAY 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.Moshe Dayan was a native Palestinian. Prior to the end of World War II, all residents of the British Mandate were Palestinians whether they were Jews, Moslems or Christians. In his 1978 autobiography, Story of My Life, Dayan alludes to the fact that, until his Bar Mitzvah, he really didnt know the and Palestinian Jew. The Arab villagers of Zemach and the kibbutzniks of Degania Alef faced a common enemy, the land. Both groups toiled and shared the burden of dealing with a hostile environment. So when did the situation begin to change? As we all say regarding the Mideast, Blame it on the British! And it always seems to be true. The advent of World War I saw a sea-change with regard to how war was waged; this had to warfare revolved around the combustible engine. Planes, oil-burning ships, diesel tanks and other vehicles now fueast being exploited at the turn of the century, the need for oil in the new 20th-century economy grew at an unprecedented pace. The Allies needed source at all costs. On the other hand, in order to prosecute the war as well. The end result was a Twice Promised Land. The British and her allies began the process of securing oil by promising various Arab groups autonomy, or outright independence, when the Ottoman Turkish Empire was defeated. This instilled the seed of national identity; yet at the same time, because of the ambiguity of the promises and the equally ambiguous territory involved, there would be a deliberate vagueness that would lead to confusion down the road. A lesser member of the royal Saudi family, Sherif Hussein of Mecca, of the Hashemi Clan, would be promised a homeland somewhere in the area of Palestine/Transjordan should he and his tribesmen successfully serve as a the exploits of TE Lawrence). This was known as the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence of 1915. This would cause problems down the road because the eventual creation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan would involve foreigners Arabs from the Arabian peninsula and not native Palestinian Arabs and Bedouin. (see map below) On the other hand, wealth from the private sector was needed to secure the ability to pay for the war. The British would turn their attention to the European Jewish community. With the growing strength and popularity of the rather new Zionist movement, British support of the cause in exchange for success of the war, would go hand in hand. Foreign Secretary Lord Sir Arthur Balfour, on behalf of his majesty King George Vs government, would issue a letter of intent in 1917 to Baron Lord Walter Rothschild. It would state that the government would look favorably on the creation of a Jewish national home in Palestine (at the end of the successful prosecution of the war). In essence, the Allies, led by the British, would play both sides against the middle to win the war never imagining, or caring about, the consequences just over the horizon. Blame it on the British. educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer. He has been uncovering the histories of ancient civilizations for 40 years. jfedsrq.org SENIORS THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. estate to charitable causes. A gift like this will leave your children with both in the importance of building a better world. 3. I might need my money. Its true, you might. And it will be there for you if and when you do. This type of gift represents what you want to give once you are no longer here to need your assets. 2. I want my money to go where its most needed. Sometimes its not an organization that moves us, but the the world. If you have a mission that youd like to accomplish, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee can help you plan your legacy gift around accomplishing that mission. Contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@ jfedsrq.org to get started. 1. I have to be a millionaire to leave a legacy. The beauty of legacy giving is that you can make a gift of any amount of your estate. If your estate is worth a few shekels or a few billion, your gift is your legacy. And your legacy should live on! For more information about Federations LIFE & LEGACY program, please visit www.jfedsrq.org/legacy or call Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111. rfn t t b f r f

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6A January 2018 FEDERATION NEWS 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. 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! Meats and Cheeses Fresh PRODUCE 15 15 15 23 South Beneva Rd. @ the Corner of 23 South Beneva Rd. @ the Corner of 23 South Beneva Rd. @ the Corner of Fruitville Fruitville Fruitville In the Fruitville Forum Shoppes In the Fruitville Forum Shoppes In the Fruitville Forum Shoppes Sarasota, FL 34232 941.924.2705 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.924.2705 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.924.2705 www.nelliesdeli.com www.nelliesdeli.com www.nelliesdeli.com AWARD WINNING AND RELIABLE FOR YEARS! A monumental experience lobbying on Capitol HillBy Emma KnegoAdvocacy and activism at a Washington summitBy Abe PintchuckI recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., as part of The Federations Shapiro Teen Engagement Program (STEP) to atCommittees Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit. AIPAC is an organization whose focus is on the relationship between the United States and Israel. At various workshops, we explored current issues, activism, advocacy, public speaking and more. We spent our last day lobbying on including the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, the Hezbollah Act and the Iran nuclear deal. Lobbying on Capitol Hill was a monumental and empowering experience. Not many kids my age have had this opportunity. In a relaxed setting, our group of four high-school students discussed pertinent issues with Congressman Vern for Congressman Buchanans ongoing support of Israel. Lobbying made me active stance in supporting Israel. Israels welfare and safety are important to many Jewish people, and advocacy is a way to enlighten and inspire others to become supporters. Even the smallest act of advocacy can help change someones opinion of Israel for the better. I learned a lot about myself and about the world at the summit, and am grateful that The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee gave me the opportunity to participate in this eyeopening program. Emma Knego is a senior at Pine View School.Liana Slomka and Emma KnegoAs a Jewish teen who has never Jewish heritage, I started looking into ways I could get in touch with my Judaism. While researching summer trips to Israel and other opportunities to get involved Jewishly, I was introduced to the Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit by The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee. The Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit partners with organizations across the country and brings more than 400 teens to Washington, D.C., each year for training in Israel relationship through engagement in the American political process. After reading about the program and the extensive reach and impact of the Institute, I knew I should apply. I was extremely excited when I was accepted into the program and rewould be. Not only was I lucky enough to travel to Washington, D.C., I would also meet Jewish peers from across the country. I confess I was nervous youth groups and leadership initiatives had been limited up to that point. My nerves were calmed within minutes of arriving at the hotel where I met a few new people and quickly made friends. It was interesting to meet people from places I have never been and to realize that we shared so much in common. about Judaism, we bonded discussing our backgrounds. seminars and lectures concerning U.S.Israel relations with great emphasis on advocacy and political activism training. An immense amount of information was shared. It was a lot to process, but the knowledge that stemmed from it was extremely rewarding. The last day of the trip was a highlight for me as we had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and the Rayburn amazing being in these historical institutions, realizing the notable events that take place on those grounds. VisitVern Buchanan, was exciting. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet the congressman due to his busy schedule, with us and explained the day-to-day workings of Congressman Buchanan and some of the tasks hes entrusted to undertake as a representative of the to pass along our thanks and appreciation for the congressmans support of Israel. I returned home with a rich underas a Jewish teen. I realized its never too late to get involved and never too late to learn how to be a leader. Learning about lobbying made an impact on me and its a skill I hope to strengthen and take with me into the future. I walk away from this trip with a newfound appreciation for my Jewish heritage and community. Not only did it give me a sense of love for the past but also a yearning for the future. I plan to look into more Israel advocacy events and visit the Jewish homeland in the next few years. Abe Pintchuck is a junior at Riverview High School. Abe Pintchuck Men s Club Breakfast Program January 7, 2018 Speaker : ALON DAY: NASCAR S TOP JEWISH RACE CAR DRIVER Breakfast provided $5 at the door YOUTH FREE Open to the public Fridays 6:30 pm Saturdays 9:00 am Shabbat Shaboom Mondays Tuesday Thursday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am 3:30 pm OFFICE HOURS IDELSON LIBRARY Open 3:00 pm by appointment only 552 JUDAICA SHOP HOURS IDELSON LIBRARY BOOK REVIEW WEDNESDAY, January 17, MAH JONGG Tuesday, 12:00 3:00 pm : January TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM MINYAN Morning Minyan 9:00 am Men s Club Minyan Breakfast CONTINUING EDUCATION A Cup of Joe and the Five Books of Mo: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Yiddish Reading Circle: Jan 9, 23 3:00 pm Chug Ivri (Advanced Hebrew Circle): Thursday Thursdays January February 22 IDELSON LIBRARY FILM MATINEE SERIES Thursday, January 25 1:15 pm 3:30 pm SAVE THE DATE February 9 & 10 Friday, February 9 Saturday, February 10 Temple Beth Sholom goes MOTOWN January 13, 7:00 pm, TBS Social Hall SHABBAT SERVICES Tu B Shvat on the Farm... 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7A January 2018 FEDERATION NEWS 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. rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 One Israeli soldier helping out another Jewish Agency for Israel: Federation project updateL ast year, our Federations Overseas Granting Committee selected two Jewish Agency for Israel projects to receive grants: Choosing Tomorrow Laad ($10,000 grant) and Wings ($18,000 grant). We are happy to bring you an update on these programs and how they are impacting the lives of Israelis. Choosing Tomorrow Laad harnesses the motivation, kindness and sense of responsibility of young college students to help alleviate the vulnerable Holocaust survivors. According to Israels Ministry of Social mately 200,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel 25% of them live below the poverty line. More than 60% situation. Many lack the backing of extended family members for practical and emotional support. Alongside these troubling statistics, Israel is also facing an acute geo-demographic crisis in which talented young people are withdrawing from peripheral regions and instead are building their lives and careers in the center of the country. Choosing Tomorrow Laad works to remedy both of these critical situations by creating an international community of young student advocates committed to Holocaust survivors. Students are trained to address the various issues facing survivors, such conditions. The students and survivors meet individually on a regular basis and as a group during Jewish holidays, Shabbat and community events, profoundly changing the quality of their lives. Close to one-third of the students who participate opt to remain living in the communities even after program completion. Twenty-six students are currently participating in this program 15 in Beer Sheva and 11 in Ashdod. The Wings program for lone immigrant soldiers creates a supportive environment and safety net for brave young men and women who have sacily to serve the Jewish people and the State of Israel as soldiers in the IDF. Each year, hundreds of young Jews from all over the Diaspora move to Iscult transitions into and out of the army tion, fear of the unknown, and lack of a familial core in Israel. This can lead some to further withdrawal from society, and in the most desperate and extreme cases, to commit suicide. Wings WHDFKHV\003UHVLOLHQFH\017\003FRQ\277\003GHQFH\003DQG\003 life skills as lone soldiers face the inevitable challenges of new immigrant life. The Jewish Agency is the only civilian body to which the IDF entrusts active soldiers for guidance and instruction before, during and after their army experience. Highlights of the program include: assistance with makto help with learning Hebrew and understanding Israeli society; an ongoing support system during military service; and facilitating the transition from soldier to civilian after military service is complete, including rsum building, \277\003QDQFLDO\003FRDFK\LQJ\003DQG\003PRUH\021 We are so proud of the work the Jewish Agency for Israel does with these and various other programs. For more information on Federations worldwide impact, contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.org, or visit www.jfedsrq.org/impact.Volunteer dancing with senior (photos by Lloyd Wolf) 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. 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. Congregation Kol HaNeshama Look to KH Community, Spirituality, Learning! A Few Examples: Sock Hop with DJ Radio Dave Jan 7 Making Prayer Real class starts Jan 14 Sunset Cruise with Havdalah Feb 10 Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary Yearcongkh.org 941.244.2042 for

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8A January 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE Jewish Indiana Jones to present The Archaeological Claim to JerusalemThis program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee This publication is brought to you each month thanks to the support of our advertisers. Please be sure to use their products and services, and mention that you found them in The Jewish News. 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The multimedia presentation centers on one of the most contentious tween Jews and Arabs: the denial of the Jewish historical claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. In recent years, archaeological discoveries in the ancient city of Jerusalem and throughout the land of Israel ent a powerful and convincing case for the biblical story and for the Jewish claim to Israel even for those who have a hard time believing, said Rabbi Sholom Schmerling, Director of Chabad of Venice. The lecture will be presented by Rabbi Avrohom Stolik. Stolik has combined his knowledge of Jewish history with his archaeological passion while lecturing on the topic of biblical archaeology for more than a decade, focusing mainly on Jerusalem. He has been dubbed the Jewish Indiana Jones and has given his Jerusalem Uncovered presentations across the country. This is a topic that Im very passionate about, Stolik said. I feel a sense of pride and a sense of connection with our forefathers in the land of Israel. These are stories that I learned in the Bible as a student, and then every so often, when something is actually found that corroborates a story and brings the story to life, it gives you a feeling of satisfaction. Stolik has received wide acclaim as a biblical archaeological scholar. In the presentation, he will share his extensive knowledge of Jewish history and Bible study as well as his passion for biblical archaeology. He has created a unique presentation that includes imagery, diagrams and videos she has been to Israel before or has any background in history or archaeology. These are hot button issues facing Jews today and Israel in particular, Stolik said. Now, you can arm yourself with the facts on the ground and underground. Refreshments will be served at the events. The cost is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. To RSVP, go to www.chabadofvenice.com/events or call 941.493.2770. For more information about Rabbi Stoliks biblical archaeology presentations, visit www. jerusalemuncovered.com. Rabbi Avrohom Stolik Temple Emanu-El welcomes international Jewish leader for Israel ShabbatT he Israel Committee of Temple Emanu-El proudly welcomes the community to Israel Shabbat featuring international Jewish leader Rabbi Josh Weinberg on Friday, January 19, and Saturday, January 20. Rabbi Weinberg serves as President of ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America), which represents the Zionism of millions of Jews throughout the United States and Israel, and advocates an unapologetic love for Israel, democracy, pluralism and equality and the continuation ofa morally exceptional society. Rabbi Weinberg holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the Hebrew University as well as ordination from Hebrew Union Colleges Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem. He has taught and lectured throughout the United States, Israel and Europe, and trains educators to lead Israel tours. Rabbi Weinberg hiked the Israel National Trail, and is passionate about anything connected to Israel. The community is invited to Rabbi Weinbergs presentations, which thanks to the generosity of Temple Emanu-El Israel Committee members Philip and Barbara Meltzer 19 at 7:15 p.m., Rabbi Weinberg will speak on the topic Living the Dream, Facing the Reality, exploring the tenonist dream of a sovereign Jewish state and the challenges facing our beloved Israel. On January 20 at 10:00 a.m., Rabbi Weinberg will lead a text-based exploration of Grappling with Our Relationship with the State of Israel employing ancient and modern teach-Temple Emanu-Els Israel Committee will sponsor Israel Shabbat ings to consider and illuminate the connection between American Jewry and homemade sweets will precede the presentation. For more information about Israel Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El, please call 941.379.1997.Rabbi Josh Weinberg The Selection of in town 1526 Main street (941) 365-6800Featuring an extensive offering of rfntbbfb5050 N Tamiami trail (941) 355-7700featuring our n(Friday & Saturday) .com 12 Species of Fresh Daily! ftrffAnd Private Parties Too!More Than 150 Fresh Reasons To Enjoy Us... tfnb 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.

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9A COMMUNITY FOCUS SPMF_JN_0108_MECH.indd 1 8/1/17 12:26 PM The History of Jews in GermanyBy Marden Paru, Dean, Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva | This program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee W hen we think of Jews in Germany, its the Holocaust that immediately comes to mind. And that is the way it should be. The Holocaust was a uniquely tragic period in human history. But the story of Jewish Germany goes back nearly 2,000 years and the Jewish experience around the world. Here are just a few reasons the Jewish German experience is worth learning about: Under German law, victims of Nazi persecution and their children can reclaim or become German cit izens. In the last few years, some 100,000 Jewish people, mainly from Israel, Britain and the United States, have done so. Starting Friday, February 9, from 10:30 to11:45 a.m., the Sarasota Liber on the history of Jewish Germany, dur ing which cultural anthropologist David Levinson will draw out the expanse of the Jewish experience in Germany from the fourth century CE to the present. The course relies on a mix of primary sources, family history and the authors travels to cover the various aspects and shifting history of Jews in Germany. Moving back and forth becourse is meant to provide a layered appreciation of the Jewish experience. It is meant for those interested in Jewish history in general or German Jewish history, as well as genealogists and family historians. Assorted topics covered include: 1. Origins of German and European Jewry; 2. Jewish Economics; 3. the Golden Age of Jewish Germany; 4. the Rise of Ashkenazi Communities; 5. Jewish-Christian Relations; 6. Reform Judaism; 7. Emancipation; 8. Immigra tion to America; 9. The Shoah; 10. The ish Germany Today. We are fortunate to have Professor Levinson in Sarasota this winter to join our faculty. To enroll or for more infor mation, contact me at marden.paru@ gmail.com or 941.379.5655. Yeshiva classes are partially subsidized through a grant from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, and are held on The Federation Campus. Dr. David Levinson is a cultural anthropologist and son of a German Holocaust survivor. His ongoing research on his own and other Jewish families and European Jewish life con tinues his career-long interest in telling the stories of forgotten and persecuted peoples the homeless, victims of fam ily violence, refugees, immigrants and African American communities. His new book, Jewish Germany, An En during Presence from the Fourth to the will be published in January by Vallentine Mitchell. Dr. Levinson was a research anthropolo gist and director of a research insti tute at Yale University for over twenty years and has been involved in several public anthropology projects, includ ing the establishment of the African American Heritage Trail in New Eng land. He served as general editor of the ten-volume Religion & Society series and co-editor of the 4-volume Encyclo pedia of Community Among his recent books are One Minute a Free Woman: Elizabeth Freeman and the Struggle for Freedom and This Is America: A Short History of the United States Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_617_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 6/6/17 3:07 PM his passion for biblical archaeology. He has created a unique presentation that includes imagery, diagrams and videos she has been to Israel before or has any background in history or archaeology. These are hot button issues facing Jews today and Israel in particu lar, Stolik said. Now, you can arm yourself with the facts on the ground and underground. Refreshments will be served at the events. The cost is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. To RSVP, go to www.chabadofvenice.com/events or call 941.493.2770. For more informa tion about Rabbi Stoliks biblical ar chaeology presentations, visit www. jerusalemuncovered.com. These we honor Your TributesANNUAL CAMPAIGNIN HONOR OF David Chaifetz Nelle Miller Timi Wolov Holly and Alan Freedman Hedria and Robert Saltzman Michael Ritter Nancy and Christopher WinshipBOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS FUNDIN MEMORY OF Alan Katz Inna and Gerry Sideman The Mother of Nancy Swart Inna and Gerry SidemanISRAEL PROGRAMSIN MEMORY OF The Mother of Toby Bello Lois Stulberg Bill Berman Lois Stulberg Mildred Fishman Carol and Stephen Altaker The Sister of William Sandy Lois StulbergOVERNIGHT CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUNDIN HONOR OF Sharyn Nassau Jill and Jay Eisner Inna Sideman Jill and Jay Eisner IN MEMORY OF Alan Katz Jill and Jay Eisner 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.

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10A January 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Sarasota Jewish Chorale: A labor of loveBy Sharon GreeneNational Council of Jewish Women, Sarasota-Manatee Sections 36 th Annual Women in Power Luncheon T he luncheon takes place on Wednesday, January 24 at Michaels On East. For more information, call 407.413.0058. Please call NCJWs hotline at 941.342.1855 if you need any special accommodations for this event. Here are this years honorees: Karen Hamad, MD, FACP Community Health Advocate, Educator, Mentor Dr. Karen Hamad, MD, FACP, is the sota Memorial Hospital and Founding Associate Program Director for the FSU-SMH Internal Medicine Middle Eastern young women for full college schol arships in the United States and Canada. Debbie Haspel Community Volunteer, Legal Advocate Debbie Haspel was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She began her professional career as an RN, spe cializing in the areas of pediatrics and oncology. She later went on to earn a law degree and her practice was concentrated on civil litigation/med ical malpractice. Debbie is currently on the board of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, AJC and The Perlman Music Pro gram, and is a former board member of the Jewish Housing Council and The Sarasota Ballet. In addition, she has served as co-chair for several Sarasota events, including Keeping the Dream Alive, The Perlman Music Program Suncoasts Winter Residency Celebra tion Dinner, the Asolo Gala, the JFCS Gala, and the Alzheimers Association Reason to Hope luncheon, and has also served on many event commit tees, including the Sarasota Orchestra Brunch, JFCS Celebrity Chefs and the Jewish Housing Council Founda tions Eight Over Eighty. She and her husband Larry also enjoy the wonderful cultur al are season patrons of the Asolo Rep, the orchestra, the ballet and Ringlings Town Hall Series. Nelle Miller International Philanthropist, Community Advocate, Entrepreneur Nelle spends most of her time dedicated to social action and philanthrop ic work in Sarasota, throughout the U.S. and overseas. She grew up in New York in the home of philanthropic and giving parents who instilled giving and activism as a core value of the familys moral compass. Nelle is a Past President of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee where she continues to sit on the Executive Committee. She is Vice Chair at the Community Foundation of Saraso ta County, Chair of the Governance Committee at All Faiths Food Bank, and incoming Chair of the Board at the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center. She is a member of The Jewish Federations of North Americas National Womens Philanthropy board, and sits on the Board of Governors for The Jewish Agency for Israel and the United Israel Appeal. Nelle has par ticipated as a trustee on other boards, including Johns Hopkins All Chil drens Hospital Foundation. Professionally, Nelle is an entrepre neur and is currently a founder and managing partner in Biztank LLC, a consulting and angel investment entity. She is currently a member of the Advisory Council for Canandaigua Bank. Charlotte Feinberg Perret Advocate for Women, International Advocate for Women and Children, Author Charlotte Feinberg Perret is a strong advocate for women, children and families. While in Paris and raising her three daughters, she co-founded Milk for Vietnamese Women and Children Refugees to raise money to purchase basic food supplies for Viet namese women and children return ing to postwar Vietnam. She also vol unteered with French Quakers against American intervention in Vietnam. Charlotte lived 25 years in Washington, D.C., where at the Center for Defense Information she organized its National Womens Conference on Nuclear War. Charlotte co-established the na tional Childrens Day and established the Military Families Support Network. She was a major funder of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Charlotte moved full time to Sara sota in 2004. She is a donor to the American Civil Liberties Union, Hu man Rights Watch, Amnesty Interna tional, Southern Poverty Care Center, and Planned Parenthood. Charlotte published At Their Doorstep: The Street Fairs of Paris & Their Carnival Folk in Stories & Photographic Postcards, 1900s based on her 1981 interviews with Parisian carnival folk. I retired from teaching in New York City in June 2003, and shortly thereafter, my husband and I moved to Sarasota County. I have always loved performing and did some I have been singing with Choral Artists of Sarasota, formerly known as Gloria Musicae, since 2009. I was very content doing this, getting my singing and Last March, I received a phone call from Ronnie Riceberg, president of the Sarasota Jewish Chorale, whom I had met in 2012, when she traveled to Choral Artists. She asked if I would be interested in applying for the position of conductor for the Sarasota Jewish she remembered me and thought that I was capable to assume such a position. Then I thought to myself, Are you nuts? You are retired and this would be a huge commitment! But after The Jewish News is also available online. Visit The Jewish News page at www.jfedsrq.org and youll be just one click away! To discuss creating your Jewish legacy, contact LIFE & LEGACY director:Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or gpintchuck@jfedrsq.orgJFEDSRQ.org/Legacy-Partner-Program 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. Give to LIFE & LEGACYA program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-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? Save the Date!to Thank and Honor All Legacy Donors. Invitation to follow.

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11A January 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Sarasota Jewish Chorale: A labor of loveBy Sharon Greene Volunteers at the 2016 Food Festival Charlotte Feinberg Perret Advocate for Women, International Advocate for Women and Children, Author Charlotte Feinberg Perret is a strong advocate for women, children and families. While in Paris and raising her three daughters, she co-founded Milk for Vietnamese Women and Children Refugees to raise money to purchase basic food supplies for Viet namese women and children return ing to postwar Vietnam. She also vol unteered with French Quakers against American intervention in Vietnam. Charlotte lived 25 years in Washington, D.C., where at the Center for Defense Information she organized its National Womens Conference on Nuclear War. Charlotte co-established the na tional Childrens Day and established the Military Families Support Network. She was a major funder of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Charlotte moved full time to Sara sota in 2004. She is a donor to the American Civil Liberties Union, Hu man Rights Watch, Amnesty Interna tional, Southern Poverty Care Center, and Planned Parenthood. Charlotte published At Their Doorstep: The Street Fairs of Paris & Their Carnival Folk in Stories & Photographic Postcards, 1900s, based on her 1981 interviews with Parisian carnival folk.Temple Sinai announces its 10 th Annual Sarasota Jewish Food FestivalThis program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeT emple Sinai, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Aviva, is at it again, teaming up with All Faiths Food Bank for the 10 th Annual Sarasota Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, January 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thousands of people from Sarasota and surrounding areas will attend the Food Festival. Each guest is asked to bring canned goods, dry goods and non-perishable food to stock shelves at All Faiths Food Bank. Temple Sinai Jewish mothers, fathers, bakers and chefs will prepare many Jewish Foods. World famous New York City Carnegie Deli corned beef and pastrami will be on the menu, as will kugel, blintzes, knishes, ball soup, brisket, falafel and lots of delicious home-baked cakes, pies, pastries and cookies. In addition, health vendors will provide a vast array of delicious foods. The day will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israels independence and will include Temple Sinais Religious School children singing Israeli songs, movies and slideshows about Israels independence, and Israeli muJewish foods. There will be craft and jewelry vendors, Treasures Unique, a Book Boutique and an Art Sale. Face painting and balloons for kids add to this exciting day. At the end of the event, leftover food, books and other small treasures will be donated to those in need. Mark Margolis and Alyson Zildjian at the 2016 Food Festival I retired from teaching in New York City in June 2003, and shortly thereafter, my husband and I moved to Sarasota County. I have always loved performing and did some I have been singing with Choral Artists of Sarasota, formerly known as Gloria Musicae, since 2009. I was very content doing this, getting my singing and Choral Artists. She asked if I would be interested in applying for the position of conductor for the Sarasota Jewish she remembered me and thought that I was capable to assume such a position. Then I thought to myself, Are you nuts? You are retired and this would be a huge commitment! But after discussing the idea with my husband, I decided to apply. Now I have become the artistic director of the chorale, I hired a fantastic accompanist, I am once again writing lesson plans, and teaching a wonderful, giving and talented group of mostly senior citizens some very senior the joy of singing Jewish and secular music. Together, we are working hard to bring joy to others and, just maybe, a huge concert, which will take place on Sunday, March 25 at Temple Beth Sholom, called Remembering and Rejoicing ~ The Legacy of Anne Frank and the Miracle of Israel. I look forward to each rehearsal, and always leave charged up and with a huge smile. (I think the singers do too!) I have made this commitment later in life, but it has been strictly a labor of love! Sharon Greene is the Artistic Director of the Sarasota Jewish Chorale. 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12A January 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Heather Todd, Sarasota Teen Court Executive Director, welcomed at Temple Beth SholomNew thinking on adults and kids learning to swimT he Temple Beth Sholom Mens Club presents a Monthly Breakfast Program Series, highlighting one captivating speaker per month. On Sunday, November 19, we welcomed Heather Todd, Sarasota Teen Court Executive Director. Todd has been with Sarasota Teen Court for 16 years and oversees the peer judgment process in the courthouse near Sarasotas central police station. She explained how teens on both sides of the law help each other get out of trouble and live a productive life. A brief video depicting part of an actual youth trial was screened. Stefan Campagna, now an attorney in town who started out on the wrong side of his personal testimony to Teen Courts The philosophical framework of cational classes and intervention services that unquestionably transform the lives of young people. They provide students ages 8-18 with ways they can make positive change in both their community and in their own lives, and ing solutions for problems that impact their community. The recidivism rate of Teen Court is 6.8% in comparison with Juvenile Court, which has a 42% recidivism rate. All who attended this event were captivated by both speakers, as well as TBS Co-President Emma Joels, who is the President of the Board of Sarasota Teen Court, and has been involved there for about 20 years. This was a jointly sponsored event by both TBS Mens Club and TBS Sisterhood. We are planning a tour of Teen Courts program sometime this month, for anyone who wants to join us. Please contact Rabbi Dr. Ed Weinsberg, Program Vice President, at 941.444.9790 Stefan Campagna, local attorney, Board of Directors of Sarasota Teen Court; Heather Todd, Executive Director of Sarasota Teen Court for more information regarding the tour. W hich category do you belong in below? Each one is commonplace. 1. You can rest, talk and play in deep water as long as you wish 2. You can swim across deep water but you cant stop in the middle 3. You dont go to deep water, because you dont feel in control of your safety Were you a child who had the following experience in your youth? Perhaps you were a child who grew up with parents who took you to the pool and you played together. At an early age, your parents passed you between them in the water so you could learn how the water worked. Then, say by age two or three, you could move from here to there in water on your own, come up for air when you needed it, and turn onto your back to rest. Your movements were probably fast, your breath most of the time, but it worked. You felt safe and you liked being in the water. You felt the water holding you up, you could propel yourself, and you were in control. Your dad may have said to his friends at a play date (if there were play dates back then), Susie can swim! I mean, she cant swim, but she can swim! The dad is referring to two things. But hes using the same word. Susie knows how the water works and has become independent for short periods of time. She can Swim. But she doesnt know formal strokes yet. She cant swim. The capitalized Swim gets prominence for its meaning of safety. To be able to Swim safely requires knowing how the water and ones body work together. The non-capitalized swim means strokes. Strokes do not provide safety, but they do provide The point of learning to swim is safety: the ability to rely on oneself for ones safety in water over ones head. Once a person learns to Swim, they can then learn to swim. However, learning to swim does not imply learning to Swim. For children, learning to swim sometimes or often, but not always results in learning to Swim. For adults, learning to swim bears no relationship to learning to Swim. Most traditional swimming lessons teach swimming. They do not teach Swimming. There are so many teenagers today who hover close to the side of the pool in deep water, unable to Swim, that the commodate the swimming ability of many young people today. Because there are can swim in the United States and around the world, there is confusion about who is safe and who is not. Many children and adults who have passed a test by swimming (stroking) from one end of the pool to the other believe that since they passed the test, they can swim. However, if they were not required to stop and rest peacefully for heads, they have not demonstrated that they can Swim. Therefore, many people who cant Swim think they can. This is an unsafe situation that has not been addressed publicly, and which is likely the cause of many drownings. The world needs one common definition of learn to swim. Without it, much of the swimming public is not safe. The mission of Miracle Swimming for Adults (MSA), the swim school that leases the pool on The Jewish Federation Campus, is to teach adults to Swim: to overcome their fear in water and become safe. Year round, MSA teaches adults to Swim. It also teaches adults to swim, to play safely in the Gulf, to snorkel, and to SCUBA dive in vacation locations around the world. For more information, please call 941.921.6420 or visit www.miracle swimming.org. Perfect for those times when you dont want or have time to cook but still crave something delicious. Mortons kitchen offers an amazing array of gourmet entrees and comfort foods, all prepared from scratch and packaged to go. Save time, money and effort while savoring the citys best take-out, hands down. Dont miss our huge selection of freshly made salads too! 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In the last four years, we have distributed more than $133,000 in grants to nonprofits in Israel that help women and children of all backgrounds live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.org OUR MISSIONTo enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who are in need of help and live in Israel. This program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

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13A COMMUNITY FOCUS The dramatic story behind one of the worlds most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals comes to The Florida Holocaust Museum Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition and trial of a Nazi war criminal. The Florida Ho locaust Museum (The FHM) is proud to present this blockbuster exhibition, co-produced by the Mossad Israels Secret Intelligence Service; Beit Hat futsot The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleve land, Ohio. The Cleveland Jewish News raves, Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann is an extraor dinary exhibition. It engages your in tellect at the start and tears your heart out by the end. Fifty-six years ago, Adolf Eich mann, who had been in charge of trans porting millions of European Jews to death camps, sat in a courtroom for a history to be completely televised. The trial captivated millions of people time that many of them learned the de tails of the Holocaust. There was a march of survivors, I would say approximately 100 survi vors, who came into the witness box and told the story of what happened to them. And people watched them and listened to them and heard them in a way they hadnt heard them before, said Deborah Lipstadt, renowned his torian and professor of Religion and Holocaust Studies at Emory Univer sity. The dramatic story behind one of the worlds most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassi Secret Intelligence Service. The exhibi tion includes objects and images made available outside the country for the photographs, Telly Award-winning rary design elements and interactive features to tell a story of espionage, intrigue and, ultimately, justice served. Also included in the exhibition is one of the most iconic objects of the century the bulletproof glass booth in which the accused sat as the courtroom drama was broadcast around the globe. The Chicago Tribune calls the exhibition A Holocaust Museum smash. During World War II, Eichmann was the key functionary in the Nazis attempt to annihilate all of Europes 11 million Jews. After the war, he disappeared, but his crimes made him a wanted man. Operation Finale the reveals exactly how Mossad agents located Eichmann in his hiding place in South America, and how they abducted and smuggled him safely to Israel to stand trial. Career Mossad agent Avner Avraham curated the espionage artifacts featured in Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. have been seen outside of Israel. I also see it as a new way to share the Holocaust story. We must learn from the Holocaust, especially as you see what is happening around the world today with bombs, international tensions, and crimes against human ity. This exhibition illustrates what we are talking about when we say never again. That message is even more important as survivors turn 80 and 90 years old, because they will not be able to tell their stories forever, said Avra ham. Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann opens to the public on Saturday, February 10 at The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5 th Street S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701. This exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Maltz Family Foundation. About The Florida Holocaust Museum 2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nation ally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of mil lions of men, women and children who FHM is dedicated to teaching mem bers of all races and cultures the inher ent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org. Eichmann Trial at Beit Haam in Jerusalem, 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 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

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14A January 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS 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. Creating connections between Israel and BradentonBy Max Stewart | This program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Judaism and End-of-Life Decisions P articipating in an interfaith trip to Israel with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee earlier this year was an eye-opening experience. As a man of faith and an observer of world events, I had an idea of the depth and breadth of Israels history and culture. As an economic development professional, I generally understood the opportunities for linking Southwest Florida businesses with companies in Israel. The reality far exceeded my expectations. I serve as director of global business development for the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC, a private of Florida as the lead economic development organization for Manatee County. Our eight-person team works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed. Before the trip, I worked with The Federation to lay out a plan for participating in the interfaith tour and concurrently reach out to targeted Israeli businesses. I took those insights to the Israel team of Enterprise Florida, the states economic development arm, to portunities that we might pursue during the trip. was astounded by the natural beauty and economic vitality of a nation I knew only from news reports, movies and scripture. The welcome we received from our in-country hosts was incredibly gracious, and I quickly grasped the potential for businesses in Israel to bring investment here, and for Southwest Florida businesses to connect with opportunities there. Through some carefully selected introductions and subsequent conversations, we forged relationships that we will continue to nurture as we aim to help Israeli businesses enter the U.S. market and bring foreign direct investment to our community. I also learned how much more we need to learn about Israeli businesses to tailor our resources to their needs as we invite them to expand operations to the Bradenton area. We also want to develop additional local relationships to help identify Israeli companies that may want to do business here. If you want to connect us to companies in Israel that may be interested in all that Florida and the ness location, I want to hear from you. dication, we will be returning often to build relationships and help both our economies grow. Max Stewart is director of global business development at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. He can be reached at maxs@braden tonareaedc.com or 941.803.9038. Max Stewart 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 MIRACLE SWIMMING FOR ADULTS BEGINNINGLEARN-TO-SWIMCLASS FOR ADULTS Eight Classes. Warm Water. No Fear. FOR ADULTS OVERCOMEFear of Water the Fun Way Eight Classes. War m Water. No Fear. m Water. No Fear. m J an. 29 to Feb. 2, 2018Lido BeachApril 23-2 7, 2018Miracle Swimming Pool, Sarasota Registration Required Call 941.921.6420 MiracleSwimming.org Jewish Federation Miracle Swimming Half Nov 30.pdf 1 11/30/17 9:48 PM Looking for something Jewish-related to do this month? See the Jewish Happenings section for more than 75 events in January! Stay informed throughout the month. Sign up for the Jewish Federations Enewsletter at www.jfedsrq.org.

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15A January 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS 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. Judaism and End-of-Life DecisionsBy Rabbi Harold F. Caminker, Jewish Congregation of VeniceWe know nothing about death, nothing beyond the one fact that we shall die but what is that, to die? We do not know. We must therefore assume all that we are able to imagine. The desire to extend our imagination into the beyond of dyingseems to me to be a lack of faith disguised as faith. Genuine faith says I know nothing about death, but I do know that God is eternity; and I also know that He is my God. Whether what we call time will abide with us beyond our death becomes the knowledge that we are Gods. Martin BuberI n our youth-oriented society, dying is a painful subject; for many, a forbidden topic. But in this avoidance, we are somehow never prepared for this one certainty of existence. Volumes have been written interpreting the meaning of death, but we have always shunned the practical, necessary questions. This year, my annual winter adult learning mini-series at the Jewish Congregation of Venice will focus on three end-of-life challenges/opportunities: January 16 How To Write My Ethical Will Nowadays, we all have legal wills which make sure that our property will be distributed in accordance with our wishes. And many of us have living wills, which is a euphemism for dying wills. But an ethical will is an old Jewish tradition, going back to Father Jacob in the Torah, of sitting down while you are well and writing a letter or creating a videotape to be shared afterwards in which you try to express what you want from your children and your loved ones after you are gone. Our tradition believes that you are not completely dead when you die if you leave behind people who will understand what you stood for and who will continue your values. You do not have to be Jewish to write an ethical will. January 23 Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View Only one generation ago, cremation was unknown in the Jewish community. Today, over one third of Jews across America are choosing it. Some of the reasons cited include environmentalism, discomfort with decomposition, our bodies and those of our loved ones is both personal and meaningful. In a sense, it is the last decision we ever make and one that cannot be undone. Together, we will clarify this allimportant issue. January 30 What Happens After I Die? Judaism and the Afterlife Modern Judaism rarely dwells on an afterlife, but Jewish tradition has plenty to say about this eternal question. Ask Jews what happens after death, and many will respond that the Jewish tradition doesnt say or doesnt care, that Jews believe life is for the living and that Judaism focuses on what people can and should do in this world. But not so fast. We will explore what a number of prominent Jewish thinkers and writers believe were headed for. As they say: Two Jews, Three Afterlives. Each Tuesday evening session of the mini-series will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewish Congregation of Venice Sanctuary. All are cordially welcome, and there is no charge to participate. For more information, please call 941.484.2022. Larry Barnet: Helping to provide a critical stepping stone on a childs journeyBy Sandy ChaseT he 2016-2017 JFCS Childrens Service Award recipient, Larry fast mentor. Larry says, My goal is to encourage the student to establish a support network, to see that he has the ability the power to choose wisely for success. Helping to strengthen and promote the JFCS mission, Larry mentors in the Safe Alternative to Out-of-School Suspension Program (SATOSS), providing services to at-risk, middle-school youths at McIntosh, Booker and Lincoln. This year hes working with two McIntosh students. These students need a little help on how to make better circumstances. Every child Ive met is a good person with challenges like most of us, says Larry. Having mentored for four years, Larry shares a half-hour lunch period with the preteens listening to concerns, perhaps while playing math games. Every childs an individual. Games sometimes enable me to draw out the shy student. Engaging with him is paramount, striving Pam Sanders, JFCSs Youth-School Based Program Coordinator, has worked with Barnet for three years. Larry has been an asset, working diligently with each matched mentee advocating for each child. Besides mentoring, Larry reads with kindergarteners and is Temple Emanu-Els Vice President of Philanthropy. Larry has also agreed to guide other mentors, saying, They have so much to teach me. Whats most important is that you can be a mentor if youre willing to listen and appreciate the childs circumstances. Larry Barnet and JFCS CEO Heidi Brown Stay informed throughout the month. Sign up for the Jewish Federations Enewsletter at www.jfedsrq.org.

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16A January 2018 JEWISH INTEREST SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIES rfntbrf tfb rf ntb r b t ttnbtfb January 1943 in the Warsaw GhettoBy Paul R. Bartrop, PhD Dr. Paul Bartrop S in January 1943, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto embarked upon a course of action which Nazi Germany considered impossible: they took up in an attempt to stop the Nazis from achieving their murderous aims. Through the summer of 1942, the Germans deported or executed more than 300,000 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. During a two-anda-half-month wave of deportations to Treblinka, from July 22 to September 12, 1942 a period known to the Germans as Gross-Aktion Warschau (General Action Warsaw) it was intended that this would end the Jewish presence in Warsaw. On average, more than 5,000 Jews were deported each day, leaving alive only somewhere between 55,000 and 60,000 by the time the operation came to a close. While those in the ghetto did not know the precise destination or fate of those who had been deported, vague reports of mass murder at Treblinka did manage to leak back. In response, members of Jewish youth groups, in particular Hashomer Hatzair, formed the tion, on July 28, 1942. They issued a proclamation calling on the ghetto residents not to go to the trains when ordered to do so. While the deportations were taking place, one member of Hashomer Hatzair 23-year-old Mordecai Anielewicz, had escaped to southwest Poland on an underground mission to organize other branches of his movement, but upon returning to Warsaw he found the ghetto devastated. He, and others, knowing from the outset that they could not defeat the Nazi war machine, now decided to resist any further deportations from the ghetto. In elected Anielewicz as their leader, and preparations started for a defense of the ghetto whenever the next wave of deportations should begin. Most of the more senior members of the Jewish communal leadership in the ghetto disapproved of armed resistance out of fear of provoking a devastating German retaliation. However, Anielewicz and another Zionist leader, Yitzhak Zuckerman, began looking for support outside the ghetto. Contacting the Polish government in London, they mand of the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa or AK), which began providing additional weapons and training. for the next onslaught by the Germans. On December 22, 1942, Zuckerman, Miriem (Gole) Mire and Adolf LiebeWhile in the city, they took part in an attack on a caf that was frequented by the SS and the Gestapo. Liebskind was killed. There is debate regarding Goles fate. Some say she was killed soon afterwards; others assert she played a part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the spring of 1943. Zuckerman, although shot in the leg, managed to escape and return to Warsaw. Once back, he then became the negotiated through contacts he had made with external resistance groups, ammunition and grenades. These were smuggled into the ghetto via the Warsaw sewers, and his ongoing negotiations meant that he had a good idea of how he might navigate the labyrinth in the future. In early January 1943 75 years ago this month Reichsfhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler visited the Warsaw tion of all the remaining Jews. This began, unannounced, on January 18. In response, although lightly armed and wicz developed a plan in which his until they reached a certain part of town, where they received a signal to attack. Despite the death of most of the early Hashomer Hatzair Jews escaped at this time. Surprised by the opposition and mans withdrew from the ghetto to regroup their forces and evaluate the situation. Four days later, they stopped the deportation altogether at least for the time being. One of the Jewish leaders in this the ghetto was a young woman, Tova (Tosia) Altman. Directly involved in others, was captured and taken to the Umschlagplatz (collection point for deportation). She managed to escape with the aid of a Jewish ghetto policeman acting on behalf of Hashomer Hatzair. Placed in charge of maintainthe ghetto, she then spent a large part of her time on the Aryan side, but, always she heard of an impending roundup. Shocked that the Jews would arm deportations, the Germans returned in force in April to liquidate the ghetto completely. The resultant Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the starting date of which Jews employ to commemorate and most extensive expression of urban guerilla resistance against the Nazis by any population during World War II. It is important to place this in its proper context, however. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19 May 16, 1943 did not emerge out of nowhere, and 75 years later it is incumbent upon us all to recognize and honor the brave young Jewish men and women who decided to enter upon a course from which there was no going back, taking up arms to resist the Nazis in January 1943. 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. Temple Beth Israel567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key 941-383-3428 www.tbi-lbk.org Temple Beth Israel, The Center of Jewish Living on Longboat KeyTEMPLE BETH ISRAELS SPEAKERS COMMITTEEIs honored to present its 2018 Scholar-In-Residence THINKING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST Dr. Steven Katz of Boston University is one of our generations outstand ing scholars of the Holocaust. A charismatic speaker, he is a member and former co-chair of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Chair of the Holocaust Commission of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and Academic Advisor to the Chair of the 31 countries that belong to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). EREV SHABBAT : January 26th @ 8:00 pm "ELIE WIESEL: THE MAN AND HIS LEGACY SHABBAT MORNING: January 27th @ 10:00 am JEWISH RESISTANCE DURING THE HOLOCAUST (Following the Service and Presentation, all in attendance are invited to partake of a light lunch at TBIs Shabbat Caf) SUNDAY MORNING: January 28th @ 9:30 am *Mens Club Breakfast SAVING JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST *Reservations for the Breakfast must be made, in advance, through the Temple Beth Israel 941-383-3428The Scholar-In-Residence weekend is funded by a grant of the Charlotte P. Graver Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.The Community is Invited to AttendDR. STEVEN KATZFOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE ELIE WIESEL CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES, BOSTON UNIVERSITYJanuary 26th 28th, 2018Please register online 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. He is aliated with Gratz College as adjunct faculty, a continuing education instructor and a frequent lecturer.SCHOLARS 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 10:00AM 11:30AM Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Jewish Federation Campus 582 McIntosh Road, SarasotaTUESDAY, MARCH 20Mysticism and KabbalahQuestions? Contact Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 or dsanford@jfedsrq.orgTo purchase tickets please call 866.465.3995 or visit jfedsrq.org/eventsDr. Asaf Romirowsky Rabbi Yonah Schiller THE BEGINNING OF MODERN DAY PALESTINE AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISRAEL Rabbi Yonah Schillers work as Executive Director at Tulane Hillel has been focused on investigating new and high impact approaches to the idea of Jewish community building. He is the founder of the Jewish Design Initiative (JDI), a national design incubator geared towards building scalable systems, models, and projects for creating inclusive and high impact Jewish community. 10:00AM 11:30AM Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Jewish Federation Campus 582 McIntosh Road, Sarasota For more information visit jfedsrq.org/scholar-in-residence WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 AM on The Jewish Federation Campus LIMITED $18 ONE LECTURE $30 BOTH LECTURESAVAILABILITY 11:30 AM $18 PER PERSON jfedsrq.org STAY CONNECTEDfacebook.com/jfedsrq

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17A January 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Once upon a time the Hebrew language yesterday and todayBook review and interview by Philip K. Jason, Special to The Jewish NewsPhil Jason L ewis Glinert, Professor of Hebrew Studies at Dartmouth College, has made a complicated and challenging story line as accessible as possible without oversimplifying the facts and the issues. His goal is well-served by choosing the word story rather than history for his title. This decision creates a mild and friendly kind of personibrew becomes a character in a lively narrative. This character is multidimensional, like any protagonist worth reading about. He (lets say he for convenience) has his ups and downs. Though hes been around for a long time, and hasnt always aged well, he has had spectacular periods of rejuvenation. There are times, however, when his friends can hardly recognize him. Prof. Glinert, after a concise introduction, traces his characters life in subsections in each to help focus issues and underscore turning points. These subsections provide necessary breaks that even the most ardent followers will welcome. Early on, the author reminds us of the unique situation of Hebrew: for much of Jewish history, Hebrew was not a mother tongue to be spoken naturally. Rather, Jews kept it alive by raising their young men to study and ponder Hebrew texts. How could centrality of the Mishnah in organizing Jewish life and the planting of seeds that would, over time, grow into the standard Hebrew prayer book. The dazzling middle chapters of The Story of Hebrew balance an exploration of The Sephardic Classical Age against Medieval Ashkenaz and Italy. year 900 and continuing for 600 years (until the Spanish Inquisition), was a period of the highest cultural achievement. This process included a renewal of a biblical Hebrew aesthetic and a reigning-in of the rabbinic mode. The region of Andalusia fostered a golden age of Hebrew poetry and linguistics. Great minds were at work contesting the question of Hebrew language purity. What was required for the conveyance of knowledge, whether new or old? For Jonah ibn Janah, the mastery of grammatical understanding was indispensable. What version or reJewish imagination? The chapter on Hebrew in the Christian Imagination opens a world that most Jewish individuals, even the most culturally and linguistically sophisticated, rarely enter. Prof. Glinert traces the fate of Hebrew in the early stages of the Christian theological revolution and in later periods as well. He examines Christian churchmens need to engage Hebrew as the best way to Such a mastery could also be a powerful conversion tool. The Renaissance and Enlightenment periods in Christian Europe featured a dynamic interest in Hebrew among Christians, an interest that had waned by the early nineteenth century. By the later nineteenth century, the Zionist enterprise was in full swing, and Prof. Glinert gives the movements attention. Similar attention is given to the Hasidic enterprise. The authors treatment of the more recent periods, most importantly the connection between the founding of the modern State of Israel and the states commitment to Hebrew as a (essentially the) national language, is likely to be the chapter that will attract reading, re-reading and discussion in contemporary Jewish circles. This discussion is full of excitement and wonder about the melding of a people, a language and a homeland. Prof. Glinert provides generous chapter notes, suggestions for further reading, and a highly useful index. This book is a masterpiece that is likely to hold sway over the important and fascinating issues it discusses for many years to come. Jewish readers who enter this challenging space will identity mightily expanded. Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Naval Academy. He reviews regularly for Florida Weekly Jewish Book World, Southern Literary Review and other publications. Please visit Phils website at www.philjason.wordpress.com. The Story of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert. Princeton University Press. 296 pages. Hardcover $27.95. it survive without being part of an everyday exchange among members of a civilization? Among the many partial answers to that question is the recognition that and richness. It contained law, stories, poetry and wisdom: tools for life and for living together. While its status as a divine gift urged attention and dependence, the text was rewarding for simply providing stimulation and pleasure. And it wasnt all in Hebrew! Prof. Gilbert traces the ways in which Hebrew worked, or sometimes didnt work, to maintain and sustain a population scattered and scorned. He regularly provides insights into key characteristics of the language, both its unique and shared features. These examples enliven the story, but they are subordinate to the grand discovery and appreciation of Hebrews journey through time. Each reader will make a personal decision about which parts of the story are most intriguing. One of these is certain to be Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome, notable for its vivid presentation of a long developing clash of civilizations that birthed unending consequences. Within this chapter is a sketch of Ezra, in the story of the Jewish people. It was he who led a new wave of Jewish returnees from Babylonia and helped to re-establish a vibrant Jewish life in Hebrews home territory. This charismatic scholar-priest... orchestrated a religious revival and strove to bring the Torah to the masses. This same chapter stresses the Lewis Glinert SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIES rfntbrf tfb rf ntb r b t ttnbtfb January 1943 in the Warsaw Ghettoher time on the Aryan side, but, always she heard of an impending roundup. Shocked that the Jews would arm deportations, the Germans returned in force in April to liquidate the ghetto completely. The resultant Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the starting date of which Jews employ to commemorate and most extensive expression of urban guerilla resistance against the Nazis by any population during World War II. It is important to place this in its proper context, however. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19 May 16, 1943 did not emerge out of nowhere, and 75 years later it is incumbent upon us all to recognize and honor the brave young Jewish men and women who decided to enter upon a course from which there was no going back, taking up arms to resist the Nazis in January 1943. 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. 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18A January 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldHava Nagila Ten fabulous facts for bubbes and zaydes to share 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 By Rabbi Barbara Aiello1. Hava Nagila, a melody that originated more than 200 years ago, was born as a song without words (in Hebrew, niggun). During the era of forced conscription into the Czarist Russian army, young Jewish boys were taken from their families to serve 25 years as soldiers for the Czar. It was during this time of great sadness that Rabbi Yisroel Friedman purpose in life. Hava Nagilas melody and the humming of this wordless tune became a song of hope for many shtetl Jews. 2. Hava Nagila made its way from Europe to Jerusalem. At the turn of the last century, Chassidim from Austria brought Rabbi Friedmans melody to Jerusalem. In about 1915, these Chassidic Jews met with a musical pioneer who gifted Hava Nagila with its memorable lyrics. 3. A native Latvian, passionate Zionist and world-renowned musicologist, Abraham Zvi Idelson, wrote the words to Hava Nagila. 4. Hava Nagilas lyrics are based on the words from Psalm 11 verse 24: Ze hayom asah Adonai, nagila vnismecha bo, This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be happy in it. (Psalms 11:24) 5. Some are unsure of the lyrics. Refresh your memory with the words to Hava Nagila: Hava nagila, Hava nagila = Lets rejoice, Lets rejoice Hava nagila vnismecha = Let us rejoice and be glad Hava neranana, Hava neranana = Lets sing, lets sing Hava neranena vnismecha = Lets sing and be glad Uru, uru achim = Awake, awake brothers Uru achim blev sameach = Awake brothers with a joyful heart 6. At the formal conclusion of World War I, Idelson organized a celebratory concert in Jerusalem. The chorus sang Hava Nagila and it became then throughout the Jewish world. 7. Hava Nagila made its way from the kibbutz to Jewish Zionist camps, many in America. Jewish children took the song home and sang it at their Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations and later on at their weddings, with the guests of honor carried high on chairs. 8. In the 1950s, Hava Nagila became part of the mainstream music scene thanks to Harry Belafonte, who closed his concerts with the uplifting melody. I was always moved by this song, Belafonte said. Could be because, according to the Dictionary of Sephardic (Jewish) surnames, Belafonte is a Spanish Jewish name! 9. More and more international stars added Hava Nagila to their repertoire, from Connie Francis to Glenn Campbell to Europes Barbra Streisand, Dalida (who said, This melody is in my blood.), to Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, who performed her winning gymnastic routine to Hava Nagilas internationally recognized beat. 10. Hava Nagila (The Movie) and YouTube boasts more than one half million videos featuring Hava Nagila, a song that, in the words of Dr. Yvette Alt Miller, conveys a deeply felt Jewish truth: that we all long to transcend the challenges in our lives that all of us want to be happy. And that singing and listening to the happiness in Hava Nagila can bring us all a measure of joy. Thanks to journalists Dr. Yvette Alt Miller (Aish.com) and Dr. James their research on this topic. 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 Derekh Road Kzohar Ha-IvritBy Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin Dr. Rachel DulinJanuary 2018 is here. The parties are over, resolutions are made, and the time is set to enjoy the journey along the road of the New Year. It is in this spirit that I wish to direct our attention to the Hebrew word for road, namely derekh. Derekh is derived from the root, d.r.kh, meaning, tread, walk and stamp. The root d.r.kh is related to the root d.r.g, meaning graded, walked step by step and traced. Derekh appears in the Bible over 700 ent constructions. Strange at it may seem, derekh is one of the words in Hebrew that can be referred to either in masculine or in the feminine form. Thus, we read about derekh lo tov (masc.), meaning not a good road (Ps. 36:5), or derekh tovah (fem.), a good road (I Kgs. 8:36). In the Bible, derekh has a few meanings, such as a road, a path, a direction and a mode, or a manner of behavior. In post-biblical Hebrew, derekh received additional meanings such as guide, aim, orient and trend. It is not surprising that, with so many meanings, derekh is at the center of many phrases and idiomatic expressions in biblical, post-biblical and modern Hebrew. We will mention a few here. Many of us recognize the exclamation in the Sidur when the Torah is brought back to the ark, that the Torah is etz cha-im or a tree of life, and that de-ra-khe-ha dar-khay no-am her ways are pleasant (Prov. 3:17). Based on this view, the rabbis taught: lim-dah Torah derekh eretz literally the Torah teaches the way of the land, yet, spect and proper behavior (Yoma 4). Interestingly, in rabbinic literature, derekh eretz also means a trade or a profession. And so they taught ya-fe tal-mud Torah im derekh eretz that is should be incorporated with a means of support (Avot 2:2). Hence, the spiritual component of life should go hand in hand with the pursuit of supporting ones self and family, so as not be a burden on others. By the way, or as we say in modern Hebrew, derekh a-gav despite the the idiom em ha-derekh literally the mother of the road, implying the crossroads (Ezk 21:26), as well as derekh ha-melekh literally the kings way, meaning the main road (Num. 20:17), and referring to either the correct path or to proper behavior. We will end with the phrase derekh tzlay-chah literally successful road or bon voyage a wish to one who embarks upon a new venture or trip. As 2018 commences, I wish all our readers derekh tzlay-chah in the path of the New Year. May derkh ha-me-lekh be your way and may you enjoy the blessings of derekh eretz and shalom wherever you go. 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. Stars of DavidBy Nate Bloom, Contributing Columnist Editors note: Persons in BOLD CAPS 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 Operation Entebbe: The Greatest Hostage Rescue In HistoryTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 7:00 PMChabad Education Center 21560 Angela Ln. Venice, FLwith Sassy Reuven, an IDF Veteran who took part in Operation Entebbe $18 advanced paid reservation, $20 at the door IDF sponsor: $200 Includes 2 tickets and signed book by Sassywww.chabadofvenice.com/events 941-493-2770 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CLAIM TO JERUSALEM & THE TEMPLE MOUNT rfntbtftbf TUESDAY JANUARY 16 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM t trfntnb

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19A January 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldHava Nagila Ten fabulous facts for bubbes and zaydes to share 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 KOBRITZIts worth the call! 251474 YOUTHFUL AGINGHome Health their research on this topic. 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.Stars of DavidBy Nate Bloom, Contributing Columnist Editors note: Persons in BOLD CAPS 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? Five-Star Recommendation The eight-episode premiere season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now streaming on Amazon. Any Amazon Prime member can watch Amazon original series, like Maisel, for free. Rarely has there been so much Jewish content in a regular TV series, so its worth binge-watching when you can. line) is good, but some Jewish details are confused (like calling the breakthe-fast dinner Yom Kippur dinner). Forgive the creator, AMY SHERMANPALLADINO 51 (Gilmore Girls). Her mother wasnt Jewish and she was raised Jewish light and gets some Maisel begins in 1958. The central character is Miriam Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). Midge is with a nice Jewish husband, two young kids and a great Manhattan apartment. Shes beautiful, funny and smart (Bryn Mawr grad), but its 1958 and shes genuinely content with being a housewife/mother. Marriage troubles put her on her improbable journey to becoming a stand-up comedian. An NPR reviewer captured why the series works so well: most dramas about a stand-up comedian build them up before they take the stage. A let-down follows funny or fresh as youre led to believe they will be. Maisel doesnt disappoint. She is shocking, smart and very funny on stage. She is, to a large degree, a marvelous fantasy. One wishes that in 1958 there was a Jewish woman comedian who could say and did say the things Maisel does. MICHAEL ZEGEN, 38, plays Joel, Midges husband. ALEX BORSTEIN, 46, plays Suzie, Midges agent. The famous real-life comedian LENNY BRUCE (1925-1966) is a secondary, but important character. Getting to Know Timothe Chalamet Six months ago, he was a virtual unknown. But, in December, Vanity Fair called TIMOTHE CHALAMET, 21, the breakout star of the year. In November, he had a big supporting role as a high school student in Lady Bird, an acclaimed comingof-age story (starring Saoirse Ronan, it co-stars BEANIE FELDSTEIN, 24, and ODEYA RUSH, 20). In December, he became a likely Oscar nominee following the limited release of Call Me By Your Name (opens wide this month). Set in Italy, Chalamet plays Elio, the 17-year-old son of an American Jewish professor (MICHAEL STUHLBARG, 49) and an Italian Jewish mother. Armie Hammer plays Oliver, an American Jewish college student who comes to the professors home to help him with academic paperwork. Oliver and Elio are drawn to each other, partially because theyre both Jewish. A brief romance ensues. Lady Bird won the New York award in December, and the same week, Call Me won the L.A. Critics Chalamet, who was raised in Manhattan, is the son of a French journalist father and an American Jewish mother. His mothers brother, RODMAN FLENDER, 55, is a busy producer/ TV director. His maternal grandfather, HAROLD FLENDER, was a TV writer. Chalamet stars in A Rainy Day in New York, a WOODY ALLEN and he recently said that Allen, 82, told him he worked with Harold in the s. Chalamet also has a big role in the Western Hostiles, which will be widely released this month. In an interview released in December, Chalamet described himself as Jewish. His mother has posted Instagram photos of the family celebrating Chanukah and of their Seder table. Clues point to his father not being Jewish. Sorting Them Out Even The New York Times and USA Today fell for widespread Internet misinformation that Meghan Markle, now ish father. The Times corrected itself (November 28) the same day as they made the mistake. Markles correct religious background, as related in The Times correction, is this: born Protestant (but not baptized), she went to a Catholic girls school and intends to be baptized into the Church of England before marrying Harry. Her father is of varied European ancestry, including German and Irish (but not Jewish). Her mother is African-American. I suspect the Jewish story originated in the fact that her ex-husband, TREVOR ENGELSON is Jewish and their wedding, reports said, contained Jewish elements (usually means a chuppah and/or stepping on a glass.) Readers wonder, I know, so heres the background of just a few of the for sexual harassment: Charlie Rose isnt Jewish; New York Times reporter GLENN THRUSH is; and MATT LAUER is the son of a Jewish father/ non-Jewish mother. He wasnt raised in any faith. I moved to Aviva for the activities, the dining and the easy living. Who knew Id discover an incredible community of people I feel Ive known forever. The Aviva Experience is about getting more than you expect. More comfort. More peace of mind. And more of the good times and good people that make every day special. Make the move that will change your life. Aviva. To Life. 941-225-8369 AvivaSeniorLife.org1951 N. 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20A January 2018 Claire Danes in the award-winning American version of Homeland on Showtime JEWISH INTEREST A tribute to Leonard Bernstein in his centennial yearBy Arlene Stolnitz Arlene Stolnitz W composer is a challenge! Those of us who grew up in the s remember the wonderful television programs in which Leonard Bernstein was the ultimate teacher of classical music with the New York Philharmonics Young Peoples Concerts. I can clearly remember making a beeline for the TV set on a Saturday afternoon so I would not miss his outstanding talks on what music means. (One can still see the videos online, which are as informative and stimulating today as when they were produced.) Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918, making this his Centennial Year. He died on October 20, 1990, and left a legacy that is admired and respected by West Side Story Candide and many symphonic creations as well as ballet music. terest in all areas of music, Bernstein never forgot his Judaic background, having grown up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel and Jennie Reznick Bernstein, who had emigrated from Russia. His father wanted him to go into the beauty supply business, but Bernstein wanted no part of that! ciled when his Pop, as he was called by Lenny, realized his sons enormous talent. Three works that speak to his Jewish background are Jeremiah, Kaddish and Chichester Psalms. Jeremiah, a 25-minute threemovement symphony, established Bernstein as a major American symphonist. He had started to work on it shortly after graduating from Harvard, only to put it aside upon entering Curtis Institute to study conducting. It was several years later that he returned to his Hebrew song. Calling it Jeremiah, it premiered with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1944. Dealing with the prophets pleas to his people corruption of the time, the symphony lution. Bernstein wrote, The work I have been writing about all my life is about the struggle born of the crisis of our century, the crisis of faith. Kaddish, which premiered in 1963, was dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated just weeks before. It was a vehicle for Bernstein to express his personal faith. Once again it is his crisis of faith in which he asks, What can we believe in when man has the capability and desire to destroy itself? The dissonance of the piece suggests that peace continues to elude us. However, the voices of children in this and many of his other compositions represent the hope for humanity. In Chichester Psalms, which premiered in 1965 in Philharmonic Hall, New York, Bernstein married a unique blend of the Christian choral tradition with Biblical Hebrew verse. Jazzy and contemporary in feeling, Bernstein required the text to be sung entirely in Hebrew. This year, the Venice Chorale will sing this work in Hebrew at its Sunday, April 8 concert at 3:30 p.m. at the Venice Performing Arts Center. Based on selected verses from the Psalms, the piece was his plea for peace during a turbulent time in Israels history. According to Jack Gottlieb, Bernworks such as these were testament to Bernsteins religious upbringing, which had been deeply infused with synagogue music and Hebrew studies. One interesting anecdote about Bernstein was that he disliked his name being pronounced Bernsteen. Instead, he preferred the true German pronunciation Bernstine, just as he disliked being called Lenny, preferThis year, the SILL (Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning) lecture program will host his daughter, Jamie Bernstein. It will be a rare treat, in his Centennial Year, to hear her speak about this wonderfully brilliant man who was her father. 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. By Abigail Klein Leichman, ISRAEL21c, www.israel21c.org, November 27, 2017As Israels hit TV show Fauda prepares to launch its second season, we take a look at why Israeli TV producers have such a magic touch for shows that transcend international boundaries.What makes Israeli television formats like In Treatment Homeland and Fauda so enthusiastically embraced in translation by global viewers? Why are Israeli-originated series such as Greenhouse Academy, Hostages and The A Word instant hits in countries from Finland to Thailand? According to the Israeli Export InIsrael tallied $268 million in 2016. dozen Hebrew-language shows to subscribers. Last September, buyers and producers from a whopping 28 countries came to Tel Aviv for the second international TV Formats Conference. Israeli TV formats are varied, from nail-biting dramas like Prisoners of War to fun quiz shows like Still Standing. And the reasons for their popularity are just as varied. 1. Theyre character-driven Its the compelling characters that draw you, says Adam Berkowitz, cohead of the television department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles and president of the international TV Formats Conference. These are characters who deal with complex issues, and because Israel is a Western society those issues resonate with American viewers. The focus on characters results in part from a lack of big money in Israeli TV production to do expensive action or adventure shows. Which leads us to the second reason Israeli TV formats are popular abroad 2. Theyre low-budget Israeli shows are attractive to studios because, relatively speaking, they dont take pots of cash to produce. 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21A January 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLDClaire Danes in the award-winning American version of Homeland on Showtime A tribute to Leonard Bernstein in his centennial year Top 7 reasons Israeli TV shows are smash hits abroadBy Abigail Klein Leichman, ISRAEL21c, www.israel21c.org, November 27, 2017As Israels hit TV show Fauda prepares to launch its second season, we take a look at why Israeli TV producers have such a magic touch for shows that transcend international boundaries.W hat makes Israeli television formats like In Treatment Homeland and Fauda so enthusiastically embraced in translation by global viewers? Why are Israeli-originated series such as Greenhouse Academy Hostages and The A Word instant hits in countries from Finland to Thailand? According to the Israeli Export InIsrael tallied $268 million in 2016. dozen Hebrew-language shows to subscribers. Last September, buyers and producers from a whopping 28 countries came to Tel Aviv for the second international TV Formats Conference. Israeli TV formats are varied, from nail-biting dramas like Prisoners of War to fun quiz shows like Still Standing And the reasons for their popularity are just as varied. 1. Theyre character-driven Its the compelling characters that draw you, says Adam Berkowitz, cohead of the television department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles and president of the international TV Formats Conference. These are characters who deal with complex issues, and because Israel is a Western society those issues resonate with American viewers. The focus on characters results in part from a lack of big money in Israeli TV production to do expensive action or adventure shows. Which leads us to the second reason Israeli TV formats are popular abroad 2. Theyre low-budget Israeli shows are attractive to studios because, relatively speaking, they dont take pots of cash to produce. Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, which has sold 60 Israeli TV formats abroad, told Haaretz that Israelis have gained the experience and knowledge on how to be creative with our solutions and produce costpearance of big-budget productions, making them more accessible and attractive to other territories. Homeland, one of the most expensive Israeli TV formats, was made in Berlin in 2015 for a reported $45 million for 12 episodes, while American Homeland episodes each cost Showtime $3 million to produce. Thats more than the average $2 million for cable shows made that year but much less than Game of Thrones episodes that clocked in at $6 million apiece and now cost $15 million. 3. Theyre not afraid to take risks Just as Israelis in general comfortably embrace risk-taking and uncertainty, the Israeli TV formats industry doesnt hesitate to take a chance on innovative and unusual ideas, in contrast to traditionally conservative production industries elsewhere that are more likely to reject a new idea thats not a sure bet. Once its been proven in Israel, an out-of-the-box show format is an easier sell abroad. A case in point is The A Word, which portrays a family with an autistic child. Its based on the Israeli series Yellow Peppers 4. They have international appeal Aside from creating characters anyone can relate to, Israeli producers (like Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs) think internationally in their business models due to Israels small domestic market. One example is Keshet, Israels biggest production house, which has opened branches in Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong and Mexico City to sell shows, help create foreign adaptations and produce original programming overseas. 5. They feature compelling storylines Walter Iuzzolino, head of British streaming service Walter Presents, recently told Bloomberg Business Week that Israeli TV formats are emotionally poignant, three-dimensional and never boring. That could be thanks to the next two reasons. 6. They depict the melting pot of Israeli society In an age when global viewers are eager to drill deeper into the psychology of foreign cultures, Israeli shows are just what the doctor ordered. Concentrated into a very small space, Israelis comprise Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druze natives and immigrants from across the world, many of them from North African/Middle Eastern nations and the former Soviet Union. How everyone gets along (or doesnt) is endlessly entertaining. of Israeli life The underlying themes of war, ter and the everyday challenge of getcultures (see No. 6) provide rich fodder for Israeli producers. The sometimes chaotic reality of of the biggest hits overseas, Fauda, which means chaos in Arabic. Action, humor, suspense, melodrama our TV shows have it all. 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.Cast of Greenhouse Academy in Israel (photo by Ronen Akerman) 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.comDavid S. 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With more museums per capita than any other country, and some of the worlds most important historical and archeological sites, Israel has emerged as a hub for art, history and culture. making provides visitors with unlimited access to more than 63,000 photographs, items and exhibits with a touch of a button. It features works of art, archeological artifacts, extensive Judaica and original historical documents from prehistoric times to today. The portal also gives visitors access to millions of items featured in Europeana, the European digital cultural library. Visit the Museums in Israel Portal at http://www.museums.gov.il/en/. (IsNEW EILAT AIRPORT TO OPEN IN 2018Eilats Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport is set to open in April 2018. Israel was founded is located 19 km. north of Eilat in the Timna Valley and will replace the current airport located within the city itself. (Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post)WHY A GROWING NUMBER OF RELIGIOUS WOMEN WANT TO SERVE IN THE ISRAELI MILITARYAll Israelis are drafted into the military at age 18, with a few exceptions. Religiously observant women, known in Israel as modern Orthodox, traditionally have opted to enroll in national service, volunteering in schools or the community for a year or two, instead of the military. But since 2010, the number of religious women who want to serve has jumped from 935 in 2010 to 2,499 in 2016. They are increasingly choosing to serve out of a sense of duty to defend say. Women make up roughly a third of Israels military, compared with about 14% in the U.S. armed forces. The IDF says that today around 90% of all military jobs are open to women. Brig.-Gen. Sharon Nir, the adviser ized the army is a very important component of feeling part of Israeli society, and they want to contribute to the state. They are religious Zionists their brothers serve, and now they want to, too. (Ruth Eglash, Washington Post)231 IMMIGRANTS FROM TWO LOST TRIBES ARRIVE IN ISRAEL Members of two lost tribes 162 people from Indias Bnei Menashe and 69 from Ethiopia, reputedly descendants of the Tribe of Dan arrived in Israel Thursday, November 16, to reunite with family members and make new lives in the country. Some 1,700 Bnei Menashe have settled in Israel over the past 15 years, with a further 7,000 waiting to immigrate. ( Times of Israel)ISRAELI AID TO SYRIANS: WARM CLOTHING, HEATING OIL AND A MATERNITY HOSPITAL The IDF has facilitated the opening of a maternity hospital on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights part of a sigNeighbor, which provides Israeli assistance to war-ravaged Syrian villages near the Israeli border. Lt.-Col. E., commander of the operation, explained, You cant stand from the side and see your neighbor dying and living in hard conditions and know that you can help them and not do so. The hospital opened in November in Bariqa in the Quneitra region. It while the incubators, beds and ultrasound equipment come from Israel. The operation is expanding and reaching villages as far as 20 km. from the border in an area with 200,000 people. We are...literally every day saving peoples lives, Lt.-Col. E. said. In preparation for winter, the IDF has provided 30 tons of warm clothing and a mass supply of diesel fuel so villagers can heat their houses. IDF supof bread down by at least half in the assisted villages. Lt.-Col. E. said, The \300\003RXU\003LV\003IUHH\017\003WKH\003GLHVHO\003LV\003IUHH\017\003WKH\003YH\020 hicle [for transportation] is free. They just have to pay for the worker in the EDNHU\)65.2 (\021\264\003\013%HQ\003/\\000Q\277\003HOG\017\003 Jerusalem Post)ISRAELI SOCCER STAR NAMED CHINAS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi, 30, was recently named the most valuable player in the Chinese Super League afscorer. His 27 goals for the season were one short of tying the league record of 28. Zahavi has a $7 million a year contract with the Guangzhou R&F club until 2020. ( Times of Israel)ISRAEL HAS HIGHEST FERTILITY RATE IN OECD Among the 35 developed countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), women in Israel have the highest birthrate, with 3.1 children. On average, a baby is born in Israel every three minutes. Mexico placed a distant second with 2.2, and the fertility rate for France, the U.S., Britain, the Netherlands and Spain is less than 2. (Maytal Yasur Beit-Or, Israel Hayom)POLL: MOST ISRAELI ARABS SAY THEY FEEL PART OF ISRAELI SOCIETY 54% of Israeli Arabs say they feel part of Israeli society, but 67% say Israel al home of the Jewish people, according to a survey released by the Israel Democracy Institute. 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MARCH 11, 2018 7PM Robarts ArenaWe will be honoring members of our community who have been instrumental in starting and supporting programs that provide Israel experiences for teens in Sarasota-Manatee: Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy RICHARD BERGMAN BEATRICE FRIEDMAN AND FAMILY ESTHER AND ROBERT HELLER HERSHORIN AND SCHIFF FAMILIES JOAN AND BARTRAM LEVENSON MALKIN AND KALIN FAMILIES SALLY ZL AND SAM SHAPIRO FAMILY ANNE AND BARRY STEINContact Jessi Sheslow 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org or visit jfedsrq.org/israel70 Performance by KESHET CHAIM DANCE ENSEMBLEMusic by THE SHUK BAND at $10 tickets start 0 7 Co-Chairs: Rosann Black and Melissa Howard

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24A January 2018 COMMENTARY Saudi Arabia and Iran face off in a cold-war struggle Rabbi Howard A. Simon By Rabbi Howard A. SimonN ow that the Islamic State has the Middle East, two adversaries, Sauthroughout the area. Iran is the main Shiite Muslim power in this part of the world. Saudi Arabia is the leading Sunni country in the Persian Gulf. Iran is governed by a mix of parliamentary leadership owing its power to a religious authority that controls all facets of Iranian life. Saudi Arabia is governed by a monarchy that is run by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir apparent to his father, King Salman. The enmity between these two countries was given a new shot in the arm when Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned as he took refuge in Saudi Arabia. The former prime minister has openly criticized Iran and its Lebanese proxy, the Shiite militia and the terrorist group Hezbollah, for impacting the area in a most threatening and devastating fashion. While this political intrigue is taking place, Saudi forces interceptHouthi rebels aimed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have been engaged in a struggle against the Houthis, who are seen as a pro-Iran military group. This confrontation between Iran and the Saudis is also seen in the ongoing confrontation in Syria, where Iran supports President Bashar al-Assad, and Saudi Arabia backs the Sunni rebels Irans goal is to dominate the region and gain greater access to Hezbollah in Lebanon and attain on outlet to the Mediterranean. The Saudis wish to and have made overtures to President Putin hoping he will turn from supporting Iran to dealing in a more positive manner with Saudi Arabia. Israel watches this struggle between the two powers, desirous of stopping Iran in its takeover movement and supporting the Saudis in their area. There is no answer as to which country will prevail, but the concern manifested by this confrontation has, Middle East. We watch, we wait and we wonder what the outcome will be and how involved Israel will become in this confrontation. Rabbi Howard A. Simon is the founding chair of The Robert and Esther Heller Israel Advocacy Initiative. 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.com Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end From the Bimah Rabbi Michael Werbow Temple Beth Sholom T he words in the headline come from the song Closing Time by the musical group Semisonic. They are important to focus on as we begin a new secular year. The beautiful thing about the celebration is it gives us an opportunity to look back and to look ahead. We can use the time to evaluate the year that has passed and set goals for the year to come. The words from Closing Time make a lot of sense if we think about some of the movies that we watch. For years we have had sequels. The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III. How many people know that Rocky was followed by six sequels? Yes, sometimes we dont know when to stop. More recently, theres been a new wave of prequels. What better way to revive a completed storyline than to go back in time and unpack what got us to member, Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. We can notice a to be continued aspect to the end of books. Bereshit, Genesis, ends with the death of Joseph. age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a cofend. It may be the end of one phase of our peoples story but there is more to come. Just the location of the story, in Egypt, sets us up for the next book. Similarly, the book of Shemot, Exodus, concludes with a description of how Moses knew when the people should continue on their journey and when they should stay in one place. This is based on the cloud of Gods presence covering or lifting from the Tent of Meeting. This description is followed by the beginning of Vayikra, Leviticus, where God calls to Moses from that very same Tent of Meeting, thus linking the end of one book to the beginning of the next. The completion of each of the books of the Torah and the beginning of the next is tied together. Even when the Torah concludes with the death of Moses, it is not over. It is merely the prequel to the book of Joshua and the continuation of the story of our people. No book stands alone. They each pick up from what came before. So too, we are links in a chain, not just the end of the chain that has come to us but the beginning of the chain that our children and grandchildren will grab onto and link to the next generations. So, in the midst of your New Years celebration, take time to recognize what you are beginning and what has come to an end in order to get you to this spot. Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 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. Members of the Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera will perform.International Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday, January 28, 20183:00:30pmfirst united methodist church 104 pineapple ave, Sarasota International International Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Remembrance Day the SAVED A T ErrfFor more information please contact Debbie Sanford 941.706.0033 dsanford@jfedsrq.org

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25A January 2018 COMMENTARY 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 Take our publications on the go with the ISSUU app!issuu.com/thejewishnews Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings endbooks of the Torah and the beginning of the next is tied together. Even when the Torah concludes with the death of Moses, it is not over. It is merely the prequel to the book of Joshua and the continuation of the story of our people. No book stands alone. They each pick up from what came before. So too, we are links in a chain, not just the end of the chain that has come to us but the beginning of the chain that our children and grandchildren will grab onto and link to the next generations. So, in the midst of your New Years celebration, take time to recognize what you are beginning and what has come to an end in order to get you to this spot.From Our Community ChaplainThe trivial and the momentousBy Rabbi Jonathan R Katz 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 In our journalism, Ted Koppel shared a few years ago, the trivial displaces the momentous because we tend to measure the importance of events by how recently they hap pened. that media companies are compelled to constantly change headlines. What kind of news receives top billing doesnt much matter as long as consumers remain glued to their televisions, computer screens and iPhones. A leading item about the latest Kardashian pregnancy is soon replaced by the announcement of another North Korean ballistic missile test followed by a report of a fresh Justin Bieber sighting. This is why I had several mixed emotions regarding Larry Davids controversial November Saturday Night Live appearance. On the one hand, pointing out that a large proportion of the well-known men recently accused of sexual harassment are Jews was gilded the objectionable lily by throwing in a few ill-conceived concentration camp romance jokes. On the other hand, a la Koppels perspective, I was relieved the mainstream press quickly moved on to other news. However, Jewish media outlets and bloggers stayed with the story for several days. Some argued David had irresponsibly focused public attention on Jewish sexual predators (a situation the entertainer lamented with a sardonic vey izmir ) and also crossed the Holocaust line. Others claimed that even with all the Shoahs horrors, humor in the camps helped bolster Jewish spirits. Besides, they added, comedians are supposed to court the edge and shock. My concern is not so much whether Davids bit was funny or appropriease airing Jewish dirty laundry and making Holocaust jokes on national television seek to convey just how secure Jews are in America now? Did it we will not shy away from, citing our own when it comes to moral laxity? Did David try to play a prophylactic role by pointing out the Jewishness of man before Richard Spencer had a chance? Or did he proudly assert that this unseemly behavior shouldnt obscure more telling Jewish achievements: I dont like when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want Einstein discovers the theory of relativity, Salk cures polio. Did Davids attempt at dark Holocaust humor communicate a determined Jewish capacity for resilience even in the face of brutality? Whether you agree or disagree with Davids comedic propriety as SNLs audience remained fairly silent during his opening, SNL producers must have gotten callouses from relentlessly hitting the studio applause/laughter signs. That David bombed or not is not as important to me as how Flyover country received his schlock schtick. While Jews are considerably self-aware, the world at large still often doesnt know a willful unfamiliarity in order to paint us as an irredeemable other. But we also need to recognize that many farious way, but in an enigmatic one. Therefore, they are still susceptible to drawing pejorative conclusions from misconstrued Jewish representations. When the Internet can dispatch communication to billions in a nanosecond, it is that much more important to be careful what we circulate about ourselves, especially when what we say will be seen by a large audience. Though his cable show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, can be very funny, what Larry David imparted did not serve any entertainment or Jewish purpose. Of course, he is only one voice and a comedic one at that. But one voice can perceived. The day after Davids SNL appearance, I attended The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees Annual Meeting/Celebration. What a contrast! The gathering honored a myriad of contributions made to our community and beyond by organizations and individuals in partnership with Federation. stitute operates thirty wide-ranging programs to assist the disadvantaged Employing a holistic approach that annually reaches more than 5,000 people, the agency includes crisis residences for at-risk youth, educational enrichment centers, food banks, womens empowerment seminars, and support to the elderly and Holocaust survivors. An Institute representative from Israel inspiringly shared his profound appreciation for The Federations support over several years. Philanthropists Graci and Dennis McGillicuddy, founders of Embracfor establishing the All-Star Childrens Foundation which, in conjunction with Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital, is developing a state-of-the-art Campus of Caring in Sarasota County. This unprecedented model to heal childhood trauma will utilize the latest research in brain science combined with comprehensive individual treatment. For more than forty years, Israel Tennis Centers (ITC), Israels largest social service agency for children, has taught life skills and served as a vital recreational outlet. Its 14 centers serve 10,000 youngsters a week regardless of or economic circumstance. Introduced in 2001 to children whose lives were transformed by ITC, Larry Greenspon became an ardent supporter. So much so that in October the ITC Foundation named its original center in Ramat HaSharon for Larry and his wife Mary. Among other awardees were local NAACP President Trevor Harvey for his service on behalf of improving community understanding, survivor Hilde Mandel for her dedication to Holocaust education, Joan and Bart Levenson whose generosity has enabled the expansion of the Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Teen Leadership Program, and Marilyn and Irving Naditch in praise of their longstanding commitment to Federation. Thankfully, while Larry Davids SNL inanity has already faded from the spotlight, the important initiatives undertaken by Jewish organizations Rabbi Jonathan R Katz 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! like Federation, JFCS and AJC have and enduring. Clearly, the momentous is not being displaced by the trivial in Sarasota-Manatee. Rabbi Jonathan R Katz serves as a Community Chaplain and Director of JFCSs Jewish Healing Program, a partnership between The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and JFCS of the Suncoast.

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26A January 2018 COMMENTARY A 30 th anniversary, Soviet Jews, and the making of history SarasotaManatees Only Jewish NewspaperServing our Community Since 1971 Give the Gift of The Jewish News! Serving our Community Since 1971 NONPROFIT ORG. 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! 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 By David Harris, AJC CEO, November 29, 2017O n December 6, 1987, 30 years ago, more than 250,000 people gathered in Washington to call on the Kremlin to open the gates and let Soviet Jews emigrate. Freedom Sunday, as it came to be known, was the largest Jewish-organized gathering in American history. The timing was not random. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was scheduled to meet with U.S. President Ronald Reagan in the White House the very next day. It was visit to the U.S. since he assumed ofKonstantin Chernenko. In 1987, the number of Jews allowed to leave the USSR was pitifully low. Many Soviet Jews continued to languish in the Gulag for their activism, while some refusenik families had been living in limbo behind the Iron Curtain for years, if not longer. I had the privilege of serving as the national coordinator of Freedom Sunday. It was an indescribably exhilarating and inspiring experience, but there were challenges aplenty. notice of Gorbachevs arrival date to plan the event. The myriad details, big and small, made it a 24/7 job for the dedicated team in charge of assembling the pieces. Second, the previous record attendance for a Jewish rally in Washington was 12-13,000 people. That was to June 1967. What would our number look like against that unimpressive backdrop, especially in the dead of winter? Could a poor turnout actually damage the Soviet Jewry cause by signaling to the Kremlin a low level of interest in the issue? And third, despite the impression of a united Soviet Jewry movement, so-called, if misnamed, establishment and the activists. (Having been detained twice by Soviet authorities, expelled from the country once, denied entry to the USSR because of my past political history, and involved in clandestinely sending thousands of Jewish books and other items to Soviet activist because I was connected to an establishment organization, the American Jewish Committee?) Would everyone put aside their perceived differences and stand together as one for this single day? Much credit goes to Natan Sharansky, the legendary prisoner of conscience who spent nine years in the Soviet camps before being released in 1986, for setting the organizers sights high. He insisted that there must be a mass rally, and set the goal at 250,000 participants. Frankly, no one had a clue how we might attain the number, but Sharansky, given his personal history of staring down the KGB, was not easy to dissuade. It was extraordinary to watch those 35 days of preparation unfold. Most striking was to see the response of Jewish communities across the United States, in Canada and in other counone bus or planeload from a given city or college campus, then an updated reAnecdotally, the organizers also began hearing about those planning to show up who said they had never before attended a protest rally, but felt this was history in the making and wanted to be a part of it. It was especially noteworthy to see how many times people referred to the of the Jewish community here during the Second World War and saying that American Jews needed to learn the lessons of their own history and speak out. In the end, more than 250,000 people participated, including, it should be noted, a sizable number of non-Jews. The weather was brisk but sunny. There was no shortage of prominent speakers, among them U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush. Indeed, one of the biggest challenges, in the end, turned out to be trying to manage the large number of political and civic leaders, former Soviet Jewish prisoners and who wanted to speak and, more often than not, ignored the strict time limit we put on each speech! Media coverage was extensive. America broadcast the rally to Soviet listeners, which, we later learned, was a huge morale boost for Jews sitting by their radios. And, as has been documented, when Reagan and Gorbachev met in ican leader cited the rally as an unmistakable expression of public opinion and urged his Soviet counterpart to heed the message. The rest, as they say, is history. The gates began to open and Soviet Jews started to leave in large numbers. Eventually, more than a million Russian-speaking Jews settled in Israel, profoundly transforming the country and revitalizing the Zionist spirit. Unexpectedly, Germany became the fastest-growing Diaspora community in the world, with tens of thousands of new arrivals from the Soviet space. And the U.S. drew hundreds of thousands, to the point where more than ten percent of the Jewish community hails from the Soviet Union or now, in one of my favorite sets of initials, the FSU. Not only is this whole story important in and of itself, but it can also serve as a case study in what is possible, against all the odds, if only the Jewish people stand together, persevere and join forces with others of good will. Yet, disappointingly, the event seems largely to have faded from view, rarely cited in synagogues, schools or communal discussion. December 6 is a date worth remembering and celebrating for what it achieved and, above all, as a telling reminder of what is potentially within our grasp. The AJC West Coast Florida o ce, located in Sarasota, can be reached at 941.365.4955. Letter to the Editor of the palestinian people. He focuses on the excising of Palestine and Jordan from the Mandate of Syria and Lebanon in 1923 as the impetus for nurturing a new identity, that of Palestinian Arab. In fact, most of those who call themselves Palestinian came to work from many other Arab lands and were not endemic to the area. Palestine included both Arabs and Jews. Arab Palestinian to refer to Arabs living in the area until 1960 when they adopted it as a means to further their political goals. Harold Samtur, Sarasota Opinions and letters printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not rfntbttt nrtt ttr fBring your little ones and a picnic lunch for a day of giving back as we work together to clean up the beach! After, enjoy your lunch and stay for games and story time.ttt nntbn f PLEASE RSVP at JFEDSRQ.org/Events for this FREE EVENTFor more information, contact:Melissa Werbow at 941.552.2770 or mwerbow@communityday.org

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27A January 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community A 30th anniversary, Soviet Jews, and the making of history SarasotaManatees Only Jewish NewspaperServing our Community Since 1971 Give the Gift of The Jewish News! 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 . . 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 Be OUTstandingSince 1924, we have prepared young people with oda.edu/beoutstanding. Historic Siesta Key Campus: Pre-K Grade 5 Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch: Grades 6 12 | Sarasota, FL941-554-3400 | www.ODA.eduCRITICAL THINKING CREATIVITY COLLABORATION COMMUNICATION The only Jewish kid in class what kids want parents to know Education CornerBy Rena Morano E ven though the percentage of Jewish students and teachers in my New York elementary and high schools was small, we were schools were closed for the High Holidays. On winter Friday afternoons, Jewish students were released early so we could make it home before dark, in time for Shabbat. There were enough of us that we could walk together to our afterschool Talmud Torah classes. Here on Floridas Suncoast, chilThey are frequently the only Jewish student in the class, and sometimes, the only one in a school. Often there isnt even one Jewish teacher. This results in evening. when they learned about the Holocaust in school, some kids told her that it was too bad that Hitler Sammy asked me if he should wear his Jewish star necklace inside his shirt, where no one would see it, or outside of his shirt, to show his Jewish pride. Emma wondered if it was wrong of her to lie to her classmates about why she was absent on the High Holidays. Joey was proud to be on the football team, but he didnt know what to do when the coach called the players together for a pre-game Christian prayer. The assistant principal at my sons middle school called to tell me that my son had hit another student. enough of being called a dirty Jew by a student whose mother was a teacher in the school. Year after year, students have to contend with punitive actions by teachers when they miss classwork or exams on the High Holidays. What do parents have to know? I asked some former students who are now in college or beyond. Here are their thoughts: In elementary school, children are open to parents coming in with stories and treats about Jewish holidays. One young man remembers his mom bringing in latkes, dreidels and Chanukah stories. His friends all asked to bring home a kippah! Middle school has the really tough years. A former student observed that even though he experienced a fair amount of name calling focused on his Jewishness, he doesnt think it was truly anti-Semitism. He said that middle schoolers are quick to discover anything that makes anthat as a basis for bullying. Being Middle and high schoolers probparents that they are receiving negative attention for their Jewishness. One boy said that if hed told his parents, he knew theyd have come to school to talk to the administration or teachers. That was the last thing he wanted. It would have made things even worse, he said, for other kids to know his parents had to intervene. He added that even well-meaning teachers arent discreet. Besides, teachers arent present where the real bullying occurs in the halls, in the locker rooms, and in the restrooms. The best thing parents can do, they agreed, is to provide a happy and comfortable home life, so that chilOnce in high school, they told me, the bullying tends to disappear, but other issues emerge. Sometimes teachers and club sponsors simply dont know that their schedules are negatively impacting their Jewish students. When I called my sons band director to ask why a mandatory performance was scheduled on Yom Kippur, she was sincerely apologetic. She had looked on a school calendar, and had scheduled a time when there were no conA few of my former Hebrew school students told me that it email to all of the teachers in their high schools. I politely informed the teachers that a Jewish holiday was coming up and asked them to please be considerate about scheduling exams and makeup time for assignments. Teachers were generally happy for the information, and being proactive yielded positive results. I encourage parents and Hebrew school teachers to have conversations with their students about what it means to be Jewish in their public schools. Be aware that their experiences may change as they move from elementary, to middle, to high school. Be proactive, but please, listen to the children. Rena Morano is Rabbinic Associate at Congregation Ner Tamid. thousands, to the point where more than ten percent of the Jewish community hails from the Soviet Union or now, in one of my favorite sets of initials, the FSU. Not only is this whole story important in and of itself, but it can also serve as a case study in what is possible, against all the odds, if only the Jewish people stand together, persevere and join forces with others of good will. Yet, disappointingly, the event seems largely to have faded from view, rarely cited in synagogues, schools or communal discussion. December 6 is a date worth remembering and celebrating for what it achieved and, above all, as a telling reminder of what is potentially within our grasp. Letter to the Editorfrom many other Arab lands and were not endemic to the area. Palestine included both Arabs and Jews. Arab Palestinian to refer to Arabs living in the area until 1960 when they adopted it as a means to further their political goals. Harold Samtur, Sarasota

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28A January 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY Kids Challah Bake family fun at its bestThis program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee P arents helping their children to make, knead and braid challah was a beautiful sight to behold at the November 15 Kids Challah Bake co-sponsored by the Weinstein Jewish Enrichment Program, PJ Library and The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee It was truly a blissful family fun night that in addition to challah making, included PJ Library story time, a Shabbat and challah song, and a dinner. The smiles that stretched from ear to ear expressed the happiness in the moment. The Challah Bake event was an evening of community collaboration, and the positivity that this event yielded was awesome. We thank the following individuals whose assistance led to the events success: Arthur Siegel, Flora Oynick, Gerry Nussbaum, Rebecca Berman, Ella Steinmetz, Phoenix Berman, Mariama Rothstein, Alisa Belyy, Shaina Kohler, Melissa Werbow, Barry Gorn, Lynn Teichman, Daniel Rothstein and Eva Bella Serebro.Benjamin and his dad engrossed in challah making The Taylor family enjoys dinner following the Challah Bake event Temple Emanu-El Gesher students visit AvivaOn Sunday, November 12, Temple Emanu-Els seventh-grade Gesher students visited the Aviva Senior Living Campus. As part of their visit, they attended a presentation by Aviva resident Carolyn Kaplan titled Words I Lived By. It was experience during pre-Holocaust Germany and her eventual immigration to the United States. The program was facilitated by seventh-grade teacher Ellen Tishman, who remarked, The presentation contained many inspiring words of wisdom. The students practiced various middot (positive character traits) including compassion as they mingled and introduced themselves to the other senior residents who were also attending the presentation. Students asked many intelligent questions of the speaker and, during the course of the Temple Emanu-El Gesher seventh-graders visit with Aviva resident Mrs. Carolyn Kaplan The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee will award more than $90,000 in education scholarships to eligible students for the 2018-2019 school year. Find out how to apply, whos eligible and helpful hints for completing your application.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 at 7pmTHE JEWISH FEDERATION ZELL ROOM | 580 MCINTOSH RD., SARASOTA, FL Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232For more information contactAndrea Eiert at aeiert@jfedsrq.org or 941.552.6308REGISTER ONLINE AT JFEDSRQ.org/Events The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Education Scholarship Program OPEN HOUSE The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Education Scholarship Program OPEN HOUSE The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The 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29A January 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY.jfedsrq.org FAMILY 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 Preparing students to be LEADERS and GLOBAL CITIZENS Hershorin Schiff Community Day School1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota | (941) 552-2770 www.CommunityDay.org parents Playground project highlights value of project-based learningA munity Day School, learning is seldom limited to textbooks and classroom time. Community Day features project-based learning, a dynamic approach in which students work over an extended time, exploring real-world problems and challenges in order to gain a deeper knowledge of the subject matter. second-graders recently. A unit on simple machines in mid-September grew into an ambitious project to build new features for the school playground. The exploration began with the vocabulary of simple machines, the study of the components, and discussion of how these machines help us in everyday life. The students were taken on learning expeditions to area parks to study the equipment. The students began to wonder if they could make some of these fun things on their own playground. The decision was made to build three enhancements to the school playground: a ramp to race cars, a seesaw and an obstacle course. Over the course of three sessions of building and two sessions of painting, the students saw their drawings and models come to life, with the guidance of four teachers and the assistance of 10 parents. The project was completed in early November and students of all ages are now enjoying the results. Instead of limiting learning to textbooks, Community Day teaches students through doing to lead as citizens, stewards and scholars, said Dan Ceaser, head of school. Our students are able to address real-world challenges through cooperation, unconventional thought and a wealth of ingenuity. For more about Community Day School, go to CommunityDay.org or call 941.552.2770.Jesse Serrano and Gio Zampol carry building materials out to the playground Ace Rosenthal (left) helps Carl Serrano drill the ramp for racing cars Educators should provide opportunities for students to resolve conicts, discuss problems, work in diverse teams, and think critically. In the end, interactive and engaging teaching strategies may ensure that this dicult topic is not avoided by students, but rather becomes an issue in which some of them may even develop a deeper and long-lasting interest. Yad Vashem, Anti-Semitism guidelines jfedsrq.org 26% of the global population harbor anti-Semitic feelings and beliefs35% have never heard of the Holocaust and 26% of those who have, believe the number of Jews killed has been greatly exagerated74% of those surveyed have never met a Jewish person and 54% said they were unconcerned about violence directed towards Jews ADL Global 100 Anti-Semitism IndexThe Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee takes a firm stand against anti-Semitism in all its forms. We will use community resources and inuence to combat what we believe is a rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist sentiments, which often result in aggressive acts and rhetoric against Jews. Through education, advocacy, and building relationships with the greater community of which we are a part, together we can combat hatred, bigotry, and harassment of Jews and other minorities. STAY INFORMED TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM DAILYDid You Know? asked many intelligent questions of the speaker and, during the course of the compelling story. The Aviva visit is one of many community partnership projects that Temple Emanu-El Religious School students will be engaged in this year. The Gesher program, in particular, is based on character development and the practice of Jewish values. It is part of this years overarching theme of helpful living at Temple Emanu-El. For more information about Temple Emanu-El Religious School or service opportunities at Temple Emanu-El, please contact Director of Education Sabrina Silverberg at 941.378.5567 or teers@sarasotatemple.org.Temple Emanu-El Gesher seventh-graders visit with Aviva resident Mrs. Carolyn Kaplan

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30A January 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Temple Sinai youth update Religious School students pack supplies for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricanes 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. I t was during Yom Kippur morning when Temple Sinais youth showed their volunteer spirit in keeping with Temple Sinais Year of the Volunteer. The annual High Holidays Food Drive had an additional focus this year: collecting non-perishable items for Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes that battered the island. The help was needed in a big way. Temple Sinai youth jumped right in to display their dedication to a great cause. Many of Temple Sinais youth spent the entire morning putting large moving boxes together, sorting through ing up and labeling the boxes for shipment, and learning how to use a dolly to move the boxes. The non-perishable items in each of the 42 boxes were then sent to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. At the Gan Camping Event on October 21, JOOSY youth group members volunteered to help run game booths and so much more. Gan Director Laura Freedman said, We couldnt have done it without them! On October 8, Temple Sinai youth enjoyed a fabulous event, Kickball and Sundaes in the Sukkah. What a way to spend time right after religious and Hebrew school, getting outside for a rousing game of kickball! Temple Sinai kids displayed their athletic and of the event, all gathered in the youth lounge to eat their sundaes. Youth groupers were acknowledged for their to some very happy kids! A great sight to see was our youth lounge at capacity with standing room only! The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee shaliach, Maor Ben-Arie, joined us and enjoyed the afternoon mixing and mingling with our temple youth. 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, 2018 | 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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31A January 2018 LIFE CYCLE Please submit your life cycle events (births, Bnai Mitzvah, anniversaries, weddings) to jewishnews@jfedsrq.orgPhotos are appreciated; email as JPGs at 300ppi. 60th Helena & Arthur Simmons Temple Sinai 55th Sam & Susan Samelson Temple Emanu-El 50th Temple Beth El BradentonANNIVERSARIES 45th Bob & Rose Chapman Temple Emanu-El 30th Robin Klein-Strauss & Michael Strauss Temple Sinai 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! HebrewMemorialSarasota.com24 Hour Information at(941) 955-1075 Chevra Kadisha Pre-need Trusts Cremations Free Burial Plots for Veterans/Spouse 2426 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34239 REFORM CONSERVATIVE ORTHODOX FUNERAL SERVICES The Areas ONLY Jewish Owned & Operated Funeral HomeSpecializing in local burial, out-of-state transfers, and burial in Israel Michael, David, Pati and Steven Grossjfedsrq.org SENIORS THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. DURING TIMES OF NEE D FOR GENERATIONS JEWISH MEMBERS OF SARASOTA & MANATEE COUNTY C OMMUNITIES HAVE TURNE D TO TOALE BROTHERS. Gerry RonkinJewish Family CoordinatorOFFICE941-955-4171 CELL941-809-5195www.ToaleBrothers.comLO C ALLY OWNE D & OPERATE D FOR OVER 100 YEARS3 GENERATIONS OF TOALE FAMILY MANAGEMENT BAT MITZVAH Sarasota-Manatee Chevra Kadisha941.224.0778 941.377.4647 941.921.47401050 S T u ttle A v e ., Saras o t a FL 34237TAHARA 941.484.2790 941.921.4740w omen men 941.349.3611 rff rff rff nttnbn nttnbn nttnbn Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Brieana at bdgraves@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 IN MEMORIAM Steven Aaron Jablo, 72, of Sarasota, formerly of Chicago, IL, December 11 Robert E. LaJoie, 92, of Sarasota, formerly of Birmingham, MI, October 27 Dr. Harvey D. Levine, 96, of Bradenton, formerly of Longboat Key, November 3 Elvire T. Levy, 88, of Longboat Key, November 5 Ronald Polman, 92, of Sarasota, formerly of Longmeadow, MA, November 4 Rita (Kohn) Shewer, 93, of Sarasota, November 1 M.D. Sidney H. Starrels, 92, of Sarasota, formerly of Ventnor, NJ, November 13 Abner J. Swartz, 93, of Longboat Key, October 31 Blair Wolfson, 82, of Longboat Key, and Minneapolis, MN, November 28 Stephen A. Zendel, 75, of Sarasota, November 1 daughter of Randi & David, January 6, Temple Emanu-El Aliyah Anderson, daughter of Nadine & Todd, January 13, Temple Emanu-El Josie Liederman, daughter of Sandra & Eric, January 20, Temple Emanu-El Riley Bloom, daughter of Stacey & Ashley, January 27, Temple Emanu-El The Jewish News is a monthly nonpro t newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. 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.

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Jewish HappeningsFEDERATION NEWS January 2018 Tevet/Shevat 5778 Volume 48, Number 1 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 A Cup of Joe and the Five Books of MoRabbi Michael Werbows discussion group, A Cup of Joe and the Five Books of Mo, takes place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, is found through an exploration of rabbinic texts relating to the weekly parsha. There is no cost. New participants are always welcome. For more TUESDAY, JANUARY 2 Film screening of Killing KasztnerLearn about the life of the man who saved more Jews during the Holocaust than any other Jew. As Hungarian Jews were being deported by the tens of Israel in 1955 to have sold his soul to the devil, a verdict later reversed Torah & TeaJoin Chanie Bukiet in her home for a weekly dose of delicious tea and refreshments, and learn about Tanya, mystical psychology of the soul. Gatherings take place from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Admission is free. Sponsor a class for $25. For more chabadofbradenton.com. MONDAY, JANUARY 1 Synagogue Music with Chazzan Cli Abramson of Synagogue Music, the Sounds of Temple Sinais Sanctuary. Come and examine the evolution of synagogue music. Classes take place at WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3Temple Emanu-El Lunch with the RabbisAre you looking for a great lunch date? Join Rabbi Brenner Glickman, Rabbi Michael Shefrin and friendly, interesting companions for lunch, interest! All are invited to this popular, stimulating and enjoyable program. The Original Brown Bag with Rabbi Emeritus Geo Huntting tions surrounding worldly events. Bring a bag lunch and an open mind to discuss world topics. Gatherings take place at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, 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! The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee will host an Israeli Chef Dinner on February 26, 2018 at Louies Modern featuring Einat Admony, owner of Balaboosta in New York City, two-time Chopped winner and author of Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Love Admony will create a special menu featuring contemporary Israeli cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Tickets are $150 per person; there will be two seatings, one at 4:45pm and another at 8:00pm Contact Jessi Sheslow for more information 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org Two-time Chopped winner and author of Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Loverf Chairs: Meredith Ernst and Adrea Sukin rffn jfedsrq.org/israel70 ISRAELI CHEF NIGHT tb 0 7 FEBRUARY 26, 2018 FEBRUARY 26, 2018 rfnfrtbfb btbrrtrtbbbbbnbfff tfbbbft rrbfrfrbftbfb Sarasota Jewish Chorale The Sarasota Jewish Chorale Presents fffbtfb

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2B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Rhythm and Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service and Jews Shabbat Worship Service and hear the Bruno Family Musicians as they join in for an uplifting service with a variety of traditional, Israeli, Sephardic and Chassidic melodies. The service begins at 6:00 p.m., FRIDAY, JANUARY 5Israel @ 70 dinnerSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeJoin us at 6:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, ment provided by Juan de la Sierra, who sings in Hebrew, Aramaic and Ladino. Cost: $30 for TBI members and $35 for nonmembers. For more Women of Sinai catered luncheon and programWomen of Sinai invites you to a catered luncheon and program presented THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 Explore Kabbalah on a practical level. Gain access to the most powerful spiritual system ever known to humankind. Join us every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Chabad SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 Chabad of Sarasota Mens Club breakfast meeting the informative presentation. The breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. Men and women welcome. RSVPs SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TBS Mens Club Breakfast Lecture SeriesGuest speaker David Levin, a Sarasota lawyer, is doing all he can to help Alon Day, Israels 2016 Athlete of the Year. As well hear, Davids mission is to ensure that Alon (26), a proud Jew, will gain worldwide recognition as a leading race car competitor. NASCAR the USAs most televised, Israel. But with more encouragement and funds, thats starting to change. Join us for a slice of Jewish history in the making! Cost: $5 donation. This event is open to the public and takes place from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. For more information, University on WheelsJoin Brandeis National Committee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to hear Drive, Sarasota. Many aspects of the natural world dont seem to make make sense of seemingly contradictory aspects of the natural world. Cost: $30 for BNC members, $35 for guests. Includes a continental breakfast. Rabbi Lecture Series with Rabbi Howard Simon with Rabbi Howard Simon. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 continued on next page r fntfbbtf rrf rntrbrrfnntbfntb bbbb tnnttbbbb b bb trrrr nntbtb t Enjoy an evening of Israeli food, drink, entertainment and fun Saturday, February 24 6pm at Temple Emanu-El 151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLRegister at JFEDSRQ.org/EventsThe evening starts with Israeli street food featuring: falafel, shawarma, chicken schnitzel sandwiches, Israeli beer and wine, entertainment and schmoozing, followed by a riveting game of Team Trivia (with a bissel about Israel)! Come with your own team or form one there.On-site babysitting provided! (with advance reservation) $18pp or $25 at the door with reservation and payment by Feb. 21 Mail-in reservations also accepted. Send check to Temple Emanu-El, Israel Pub Night, 151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Please include names of guests.For more information, contact Bob Meisel at (585) 797.4255 or bob.meisel@gmail.com 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 Maps of Israel Across Time Kosher Cooking Competition

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3B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS 140 kosher characters twitter.com/jfedsrq Chabad of Sarasota Mens Club breakfast meeting Fun with Yiddish begins at Temple Emanu-El week Fun with Yiddish series. Betty has taught Yiddish language and culture throughout North America and has performed worldwide as a vocalist with Joel Grey and other greats. In this interactive course, Betty will cover basic vocabulary, phrases and expressions, as well as songs highlighting Jewish culture throughout the 20th century. All are welcome SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TBI Mens Club lunch program Maps of Israel Across Time a fascinating multimedia look at the changing borders of Israel over the again changed when Israel regained all of Jerusalem in June 1967. Join Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion materials New Years Romance on the PianoCelebrate the beginning of a new year with soulful classical music. winner of many prestigious competitions, and popular recording artist and Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton. Donations accepted. Radio Dave at Kol HaNeshama Sock HopCelebrated D.J. Radio Dave, whose podcast is heard internationally, th anniversary, he will spin a special mix of Casual attire is appropriate (s garb, perfect) for lively dancing and Kosher Cooking Competitionth Cooking Competition at 7:30 p.m. at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. The competition will include a kosher presentation by 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 rfntbFor more information, please contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or gpintchuck@jfedsrq.orgA minimum household gift of $6,000 to the Federations 2018 development efforts is required. SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 20185:00 6:45 PMLee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club 3100 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota Couvert will include VIP seating for the Happy Birthday Israel event at Robarts Arena immediately following dinner. save date the richard bergman PRESENTED BY

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4B January 2018 stay connected @ www.jfedsrq.orgJEWISH HAPPENINGS Club Fed Hits the RoadSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeJoin us for a private tour of the Schiaparelli exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum and lunch at Acropolis. The bus leaves The Federation parking please reserve early. Price TBA. For more details, contact Debbie Sanford MONDAY, JANUARY 8 NCJWs The Blankee BeeThe National Council of Jewish Women has an ongoing project called as Manatee Community Action Agency, HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), residents of Anchin Pavilion, patients at the Florida Cancer Center, and children at Camp Mariposa as a joint venture with JFCS. Join us from 10:00 a.m. to noon on The Federation yahoo.com.NCJW Book ClubNational Council of Jewish Womens Book Club will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Gulf Gate Library at 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota. The book for discussion is A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman. The club usually meets the second Monday of the month. For more information and to sign Heroes of IsraelFrom Abrahams founding of Judaism through today, many heroes have arisen to lead the Jewish people during times of crisis or need. This course will span the centuries to explore and examine the lives and the times of eight Jewish heroes whose names may be familiar but whose many accomplishments may be shrouded by time, including Judah Maccabee, last Jewish revolt against Rome. Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays, January Cost: $10 per class per adult; $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion Ca eine for the SoulJoin the most popular Jewish womens book club in town, Chabad Jewish social and spiritual boost over roundtable discussions led by Chaya Rivka Center, 21560 Angela Lane, Venice. For more information, contact Chaya TUESDAY, JANUARY 9Mitzvah Knitting Group at Temple Emanu-ElAre you a knitter or crocheter interested in using your talent to brighten the lives of others while making new friends? If so, please come to the Manatee and in Israel. Bring your needles or crochet hook and a favorite pattern well supply the yarn and great company! The group meets at Remembering Yitzhak RabinJoin Temple Beth Israel for this 92 Y program at 7:30 p.m. at 567 Bay Isles with Rabbi Peter Rubinstein. Members and guests are invited to attend a dessert hour prior to the presentation, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is free to TBI members and $10 for guests. For more information about LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY Request or view a catalog or register online or by phone www.rclla.org 941-309-5111 COURSES + EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL + LECTURES + SPECIAL EVENTS Providing noncredit courses, lectures and educational travel for people who are engaged February 1: Boomer Conference 2018: Featuring speakers, roundtables, networking with joy and purpose! RINGLING COLLEGELocated on the campuses of TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota ACADEMY EAST AT STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 7131 Professional Parkway, E., Lakewood Ranch 2018 WINTER TERM JANUARY 8 MARCH 2 REGISTRATION OPEN NOW 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 1 28 2018 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 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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5B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE Ca eine for the Soul Shalom Yall!Join Carlos Goebels as he takes a deep dive into the culture and tradition of Southern Jewish Identity. Material will be provided by the Institute for Jewish communities have thrived. This free event begins at 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10Jewish International Film Series Loving Leah Loving Leah who feels compelled to marry his rabbi brothers widow, Leah, to honor him via the ancient Jewish law of yubbim. The only alternative is to go through a ceremony where he must deny his brothers existence. The event For more information, visit www.templebethelbradenton.com or call the Newcomers EventSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeNew to Sarasota? New to The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee? You are invited to a Newcomers Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 Jewish Identity and the Land of Israel: What the Bible Tells Us Rachel Dulin facilitates this important learning series on the centrality right of the State of Israel to exist, Dr. Dulin stated. However, from time immemorial, the Land has been an integral part of Jewish existence. In this one of the central pillars upon which the covenant between God and Israel FACEing Mental Illness: The Art of AcceptanceThe Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ), which meets at Unity programs at 3:00 p.m. Since 2010, Carrie Seidman has been the Sarasota Herald-Tribune received the national Mental Health America Media Award in 2016 for her people attending.Rediscovering the Biblical Past: Archaeological Fieldwork in the Middle EastTo travel to the Ancient Land of Abraham and Sarah, David and Solomon, is to be profoundly touched by history. However, despite our knowledge it has only been during the last two centuries that we have truly been able to chaeology has evolved and how it is helping to piece together our history. 1951 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota. For more information or to register, please Rosh Chodesh Society courseAll women are invited to join Chabad of Sarasotas Rosh Chodesh Society Matron, will discuss and delve into the liturgy of Shabbat that is steeped class, participants will enjoy, taste and learn to make delicious soups. Refreshments will be served. The event begins at 7:15 p.m. at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. For assistance with underwriting this Circle, $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Anyone joining Nshei r fnfrfntbttttbtnn tr b r b t b t rr rb t b trrrtrtftttbt nrtftt btbtbrtnbtrbtrtbrt As modern medicine explodes with new discoveries every day, we now have the opportunity to see inside ourselves and our genetic makeup. Can we use this knowledge to protect and improve ourselves, or do we have to be wary of playing G-d? A plus for all of us: learn about Hadassah Medical Organi zation researchers who pioneered a diagnostic regimen to prevent transmission of the BRCA mutation to the next generation. This breakthrough in in vitro fertilization and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) enables women who carry the mutation to have their embryos pre-screened. Its a brave new world! PANEL Sue Spector, Educator/MA in Judaic Studies with particular interest in Jewish Ethics as well as genetics Nicole K. Wood, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor Institute for Cancer Care, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Rabbi Michael Werbow, Temple Beth Sholom, Sarasota EDUCATION DAYExploring Genetics Through the Lens of Jewish TraditionThe traits we inherit from our family define and connect us in countless ways. Sometimes these traits are obvious, like curly hair or dimples. But sometimes what we inherit remains hidden. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 201810:30 AM 2:00 PMZell Room Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee $10 per personAll are welcome & encouraged to attend. A light lunch will be served at noon. Please RSVP by Friday, February 9, 2018, to Lee Ruggles 941.924.1338 or lruggles.sabra@gmail.com SaBra Chapter of Hadassah 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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6B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS For a continuously updated calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. Temple Beth Sholom goes MotownJoin us for the TBS Annual FUNraiser, an exciting evening to support west 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Cost: $100. For more information, please SATURDAY, JANUARY 13CTeen Havdalah and movie night time with friends, while enjoying refreshments and a movie. This free event begins at 7:15 p.m. at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. For more CTeen Havdalah and Israel movieSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeCTeens Why I Love Israel introduces teens to Israel in a deep and meaningful way. Students explore the Holy Land and how our mission as a people is intrinsically bound to Israel. Students are given the information and tools to have knowledgeable, factual discussions about Jewish claims to the land and modern political realities. This interactive subject empowers students to stand up and voice their opinions, while identifying and expressing their role as a member of the Jewish nation. Its an inspiring, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. We Love Israel Shuk/FairSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee food, entertainment, a kids area and more! Free admission. For more SUNDAY, JANUARY 14Kol HaNeshama o ers Making Prayer Real tinue every other Sunday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Limited to 10, the class others. To watch an informative video and sign up online, visit congkh.org, MLK Memorial Breakfast and Community AwardsSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manateeth St., Sarasota) for a Memorial Breakfast and Community Awards with guest The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee of the breakfast. Tickets are $20 per person. To register, contact Jetson MONDAY, JANUARY 15 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! 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: The 37th Annual Sarasota MLK Celebrationpresented by the MLK Celebration Committee in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Temple Emanu-El in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Temple Emanu-El SATURDAY, JANUARY 13Robert Bud Thomas Golf Tournament 8am at Bobby Jones Golf Complex Entry fee: $85pp or $340/team Includes round of golf, buet lunch and prizes Contact Jim Cleaves at 941.321.1581 with questions or to registerSUNDAY, JANUARY 14Gospel Brunch 11:30am at Blue Rooster $24.95/adults, $12/kids 5-12 Visit www.blueroostersrq.com for details reservations highly recommended MONDAY, JANUARY 15MLK Memorial Breakfast 7:30am Robert Taylor Complex (1845 34th St., Sarasota) Entertainment, speakers and more proceeds benet college scholarship program $20/person Contact Jetson Grimes at 941.780.4060 with questions or to register Unity Walk from Robert Taylor Complex to MLK Park Takes place immediately following the breakfast Walk is approximately 1 mile Shuttles available for those unable to walk MLK Celebration in the Park 12:00pm MLK Park (2601 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota) Entertainment, food, community booths, and more FREE admission Contact Jetson Grimes at 941.780.4060 with questions Westcoast Black Theater Troupe honors MLK 6:30pm Booker High School Auditorium (3201 N Orange Ave., Sarasota) Tickets are $12 Contact Jetson Grimes at 941.780.4060 with questions or to register EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CELEBRATION TO HONOR DR. KING AND HIS LEGACY!

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7B JEWISH HAPPENINGS Temple Beth Sholom goes Motown The Jewish News is a monthly nonprot newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Jerusalem Uncovered with the Jewish Indiana JonesSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee was largely ignored by the international group. Chabad of Venice and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee presentation by archeologist and scholar Rabbi Avrohom Stolik. Hailed thoroughly engaging exhibition of the historical evidence of the Jewish peoples continuous connection to Jerusalem. In the presentation, he will share his extensive knowledge of Jewish history, biblical analysis has been to Israel before or has any background in history or archeology. The presentation takes place at both 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Chabad TUESDAY, JANUARY 16Art in the Afternoon: Broadway Behind the ScenesAt this Brandeis National Committee event, Charles Troy, graphic designer of the creation of two groundbreaking Broadway musicals: Evita and Chicago. His presentation will include graphics, video and audio clips. Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota. Cost: $50 for BNC members for both presentations and lunch; $35 for one presentation and lunch; guest prices are $65 and $50 Sarasota Jewish Singles dinner meetingThe Sarasota Jewish Singles is an outreach program of Temple Beth Is rael to give all Jewish singles in the area the opportunity to meet other men and women who are alone. The group meets once a month for dinner, 6:00 p.m. at Waterfront Restaurant, 7660 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. To make a reservation or for more information, call or text Rosalyn Fleischer Judaism and End-of-Life Issues Tuesdays, January 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Congregation of Venice, 600 North Auburn Road. The schedule is as follows: January McCarver & Moser public eventSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeJoin us for the McCarver & Moser Open House and Yvel Trunk Show, featuring Daniel Sahalo with Megemeria Jewelry by Yvel. This collection School. All attendees have an opportunity to win a piece of Megemeria Moser Jewelers, 1301 Main St., Sarasota. For more details, contact Gisele WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17Idelson Library Book Review unusual perspectives on the Jewish experience. Dr. Ralph Levitt will review Let There Be Water: Israels Solution for a Water-Starved World, by Seth M. Siegel. Light refreshments are served. No charge. The event takes place from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Creation and the Big Bang to members and $10 for guests with advance reservations. Information An interview with Rabbi Harold KushnerSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manateend Street Y podcasts, sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Come and listen to When Bad Things Happen to Good People This free event is open to the community and JLI course The Art of CommunicationIn the era of social media, the value of healthy communication between family, friends and associates is widely appreciated, even as its form now munication? This Jewish Learning Institute course explores Judaisms Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Course cost: $75; text book included. For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at 45th Annual Art Fe stival Be th -E lJ anuary 2 7, 2 8 and 2 9 2 0 1 8 O r i g i n al ar t wor k b y ov e r 1 70 awar dwi n n i n g ar t i st s i n c l udi n g p ai n t i n g s, c e r am i c s, g l ass, wood, j e we l r y p h ot og r ap h y an d sc ul p t ur e p l us S y d En t e l G al l e r i e s of si g n e d, l i m i t e d e di t i on p r i n t s w w w .A rtFe sti v a lB e thE l.c om A rt Fe sti v a l B e th-E l S a turda y Ja nua ry 27 / 7-1 0 pm S unda y Ja nua ry 28 / 1 0 a m -5pm M onda y Ja nua ry 29 / 1 0 a m -5pmE l e g a n t P r e v ie w R e c e p tio n A d m is s io n $ 2 5 p e r p e r s o n a t d o o r F R E E A d m is s ion A v e n ue o f S h o p s Lig h t l un c h e s a v a il a bl e to p ur c h a s e F R E E A d m is s io n A v e n ue o f S h o p s 1 1 :0 0 a m : E n te r ta inm e n t in th e S a n c tua r y 1 2 :3 0 p m : G o ur m e t Lun c h e o n $ 2 0 r e s e r v a tio n r e q uir e d 2 :0 0 p m : D o c e n t T o ur T e m p l e B e th -E l 4 0 0 P a s a d e n a A v e S S t. P e te r s bur g F L 3 3 7 0 7J o h n P e tre y C h ri sti n e P e lo qu i n S o Y o u n g P a rk S i g w a rth G la ssS p on sor s

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8B January 2018 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 SaBra Chapter of Hadassah meeting tive Board, Dr. Nancy Schlossberg will discuss her latest book, Too Young to be Old. Signed copies will be available for purchase. A light lunch will be served. Members, Associates and guests are all welcome at 11:30 a.m. at Aviva, 1951 Honore Ave., Sarasota. The cost of $10 per person will help THURSDAY, JANUARY 18The creation of Fiddler on the RoofThe Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ), which meets at Unity (3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota), will host a multimedia presentation by ish musical that struck a chord in virtually every country in the world. nal graphics, scanned photos and edited audio tracks. Tickets in advance: $15. At the door: $20. Send your check with Fiddler in the memo line to The Wisdom of Solomon Israeli-style family Shabbat dinnerSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. Shabbat candles will be lit prior to a delightful dinner featuring items like Israeli salad, hummus, Bissli The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, is only FRIDAY, JANUARY 19The Constitutional Revision CommissionThe Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ), which meets at Unity (3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota), will welcome two ACLU members following the 7:30 p.m. Tu BShevat service. The guest speakers are Pete Tannen, President of the Sarasota ACLU and former Chair of the Communications serving Sarasota chapter board member. This Constitutional Revision Commission, by law, meets every 20 years to propose amendments to the State of Florida Constitution. Members are appointed by the Governor, in this case Rick Scott. Amendments proposed by the Commission go directly commission, many groups are deeply concerned with the amendments that will be placed on the ballot. Free and open to the public. For more AWorld of Jazz Art Ovation Hotel 1255 N Palm Ave Downtown Sarasota, FLDiego Figueiredo, Brazil The Scandinavian Jazztrio, Denmark & Sweden Sinne Eeg, DenmarkEhud Asherie, IsraelChiara Izzi, ItalySARASOTA38th ANNUALFESTIVALAZ Z 2018 J MARCH8-10 TICKETS Four Major Performances*$39 Jazz Club Member *$49 Non-Member per show VIP Tickets and Package Pricing available To order tickets go to brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006 Featuring Ken Peplowskirenowned jazz clarinetist as Director.Akiko Tsurga, JapanHouston Person, U.S.Graham Dechter, U.S.Jeremy Pelt, U.S.Jeff Hamilton, U.S.Jimmy Greene, U.S.Plus..... The Harold and Evelyn R. Davis Memorial FoundationSponsors..... www.jazzclubsarasota.org 941 W-F 9-5 *plus processing fees 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

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9B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS SaBra Chapter of Hadassah meeting Jewish War Veterans meeting 9:30 a.m., followed by guest speaker Harriet Oxman, who will narrate and show her experiences while touring the Northwest Passage in 2016. snowbirds and guests are always welcome and also pay $7 at the door. SUNDAY, JANUARY 21The Wannsee Conference and the Birth of Israel plan led to the murder of six million Jews, it also moved the survivors to tirelessly demand entry into the Holy Land, declaring, If a miracle will to that particular placewhere they dont kill the Jews. Join us at 11:00 per adult; $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion materials included. CTeen Protect and DefendSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeAt 1:00 p.m. at The Chabad House (5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton), teens ing medals for soldier IDs, and enjoying delicious smoothies in honor of trips and dinners excluding the International Shabbaton. Special thanks to The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee for sponsoring CTeen Social Networking for Genealogists people with a common interest who use a website or other technologies to communicate with each other and share information, resources, etc. Doesnt that sound like what we do as genealogists? But are you using all of the resources out there? At this Jewish Genealogical Society of Southwest Florida event, Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist, will demonstrate how you can use social networking to move your research International Holocaust Remembrance DayThe International Diplomatic Corps of Florida in cooperation with the United Nations Association of Tampa, Tampa Sister Cities International, and The Florida Holocaust Museum present a ceremony in observance of the 6th annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Guest speakers th Ave., Ybor starts at 2:00 p.m.; the ceremony begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. Limited Sunday at the Movies lm series Remember. Starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, Remember stricken elderly Holocaust survivor who embarks on a journey to track Remember braids Great Romantic Piano Rachmaninov and Gershwin among others, performed with incomparable ian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. Tickets are $15 TBI Grand Evening (1100 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota) at 5:30 p.m. The evening will of opera, Broadway and popular music. Tickets for this event are $175. miraculous The Washington Post Marvels of poetry The New York Times trailblazing company Broadway WorldJuan Gil in Ricardo Grazianos Valsinhas | Photography Frank Atura THE SARASOTA BALLET BOX OFFICE941.359.0099 |SarasotaBallet.org26 29 January 2018 | FSU Center Paul Taylors AIRSRicardo Grazianos VALSINHASRobert Norths TROY GAME

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10B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Rosh Chodesh Society course Outlook. The third class, entitled The Feminine Shabbat, will include insights into the feminine power of Shabbat and how we can tap into that JWC members are entitled to a $5 discount. For more information, contact TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 NCJWs Women in PowerJoin the National Council of Jewish Women in honoring this years Nelle Miller; and Charlotte Perret. The luncheon event begins at 11:30 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 Idelson Library Film Matinee SeriesTemple Beth Sholoms Idelson Library Film Matinee Series presents The Womens Balcony women speaking truth to patriarchal power. The Mens Club will sponsor nonmembers. The event takes place from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. For more information, please org. THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 -Year Israeli TimelineIn the short period of 70 years, the State of Israel has transformed itself erhouse in medicine, agriculture, military technology and many other bent on its immediate destruction to the 21st century world leadership role $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion materials included. To RSVP, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26CKids Shabbat TakeoverJoin us for a memorable Shabbat at 7:00 p.m. at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Parents, watch out! The kids are running the show at this Shabbat dinner! Chabad Houses around the world host a worldwide unity event like no other, celebrating family, community, and children, free for Chabad Hebrew School students. For more information, ofbradenton.com.TBI Scholar-in-Residence for Judaic Studies at Boston University, will present three lectures. The During the Holocaust, will be delivered at the TBI Mens Club Breakfast International Holocaust Remembrance DaySponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee invites you to join us as we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event is free and open to the entire community. This years program honors the Italian community with special guest speakers Consulate General of Italy Gloria Bellelli and Roberto Mei. The event chair is Rabbi Barbara Aiello. There will be performances by members of the Sarasota Orchestra and the SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 Temple Sinais 10th Annual Sarasota Jewish Food FestivalSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeThis years event celebrates the 70th anniversary of Israels independence. jewelry items; there will be face painting and balloons for kids. Please 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 FEBRUARY 2018 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. HISTORY OF JEWISH HUMORMONDAYS 3:30 PM 4:45 PM Starting February 5 (Eight Weeks)Why are so many comedians Jewish? What is the background and origins of Yiddish wit and comedy? Was it a coincidence that the movie industry was founded by Jewish immigrants and that much of Broadway was inhabited by performers, directors and producers who identified as Jews? Likewise, the music industry interfaced and experienced much of the same phenomena. This course will explore all of these issues plus study the depth and breadth of this unique ethnic humor: from the Russian shtetl to American television; from the Wise Men of Chelm to the heyday of the Borscht Belt; from humorous interactions in the Bible to the State of Israel. You are invited to study and laugh as you add to your own repertoire and knowledge of Jewish humor. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.20TH CENTURY JEWISH LYRICISTSTUESDAYS 10:30 AM Noon Starting February 6 (Eight Weeks)For the first half of the 20th century, the popular music of America was created largely by Jewish composers (melody) and lyricists (words). Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, the film industry and the media were the motivators and customers of this artful product. Most prominent among the music creators were such Jews as Berlin, Rodgers, Hammerstein, the Gershwins and many, many more. Within this context, this course will present and analyze the works of major Jewish lyricists such as Irving Berlin, Larry Hart, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Leo Robin, Jay Livingston and others. Instructor: Paul Roth; fee $60.THE HISTORY OF JEWS IN GERMANYFRIDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting February 9 (Eight weeks)Cultural anthropologist David Levinson draws out the expanse of the Jewish experience in Germany from the fourth century CE to the present. The course relies on a mix of primary sources, family history, and the authors travels to cover the various aspects and shifting history of Jews in Germany. Moving back and forth between the general and the particular, the course provides a layered appreciation of the Jewish experience. It is meant for those interested in Jewish history in general, German Jewish history in particular, and genealogists and family historians. Various topics covered include: 1. Origins of German and European Jewry. 2. Jewish Economics; (3) the Golden Age of Jewish Germany; (4) the Rise of Ashkenazi Communities; (5) Jewish-Christian Relations; (6) Reform Judaism; (7) Emancipation; (8) Immigration to America; (9) The Shoah; (10) The Influence of Jewish Germany; (11) Jewish Germany Today. Instructor: Prof. David Levinson; fee $60. STAY CONNECTED Instagram.com/jfedsrq STAY CONNECTEDfacebook.com/jfedsrq For lots of useful stuff, visit www.jfedsrq.org. Tu BShevat on the Farm Israeli Style!Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeCelebrate the New Year of the Trees with special Tu BShevat foods, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, is free and fun for the whole family. Join us from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Rudd Farm, For more information, please contact Rebecca Rothstein at Temple Beth

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11B January 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS International Holocaust Remembrance Day TUESDAY, JANUARY 30Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series Dr. Asaf RomirowskySponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee us from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31 in the Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Federation Campus, Final Preparations: Jewish Choices for the End of LifeJoin us 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 at wisdom of ancient texts and the experience of local experts to sensitively and engagingly guide participants through the essential decisions to be made and issues to confront as the end of life approaches. Topics include medical directives, ethical wills, estate planning, funeral preparations, and Jewish views on the afterlife. Come get trusted guidance on some of the ORT Game Day celebrating IsraelIf you enjoy games such as mah jongg, bridge, canasta, Scrabble and Rummikub, you will enjoy ORT Game Day. Come to Meadows Country Club (3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota) for a delightful day while supporting treat. Welcome begins at 9:30 a.m. with a delicious treat in the morning WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31Special Seder: Israeli Fruits & Grains for Tu BShevatThe festive Tu BShevat table is bedecked with trays and bowls full of the seven species of fruits and grains indigenous to Israel: dates, olives, Festival of Trees, is one of the most beautiful of Jewish holidays, which is celebrated in Israel when budding fruit enters a new year of life and the $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion materials included. To RSVP, Raid on EntebbeSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeSasson (Sassy) Reuven was born and raised in Beer Sheva, Israel, and Commando Unit will tell the miraculous story of the hijacking, battle for, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. The presentation takes place at both www.chabadofvenice.com. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 OPENS FEBRUARY 10, 2018You dont have to remember the globally broadcast 1961 trial of a key perpetrator of the Holocaust to feel its impact. Discover the secret history behind one of the most sensational events of the 20th century.The world was watching. is a copr oduction of the Mossad Israeli Secr et In te lligence Se rv ice; Beit Hatfuts ot The Museum of the J ew ish P eople, Te l Av iv ; and the Maltz Museum of J ew ish Heritage, Cl ev eland, Ohio 55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.820.0100 www.TheFHM.orgCOMING SOON TO THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets. Visit jfedsrq.org rf WE STAND FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE .For more info visit jfedsrq.org Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgTheJewishNews.org GROW YOUR BUSINESS SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE January 3 FEBRUARY February 1 MARCH March 1 APRIL March 30 MAY SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE January 3 FEBRUARY GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN Advertise Send your Jewish Happenings to jewishnews@jfedsrq.org

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12B January 2018 Sunday January 14 J J J a a SPONSORED BY Federation Campus125PM 580 McIntosh Road, SarasotaJOIN US IN CELEBRATING ISRAELS 70TH BIRTHDAY by attending our WE LOVE ISRAEL SHUK : a place for gathering, shopping, tasting new treats, finding new jewelry or Judaica, and experiencing life like an Israeli! Vendors will wow you with their challah covers, sparkling Ethiopian-Israeli made jewelry or the perfect mezuzah for your home. Musicians and speakers will share their love for Israel.For more information, contact Jessi Sheslow at jsheslow@jfedsrq.org or 941.343.2109 FREE PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS Cardinal Mooney High School (4171 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota) St. Marthas High School (4380 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota)TRANSPORTATION VIA THE SIESTA KEY TROLLEY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO AND FROM THE FEDERATION CAMPUS* Federation parking lots will be used for handicapped parking ONLY FREE ADMISSION 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 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 For more information and a list of sponsors visitjfedsrq.org/Israel70 COME CHECK THESE OUT! American Idol contestant Shira Gavrielov on the Main Stage Amiel Tours: Giveaways Megemeria: Ethiopian-Israeli jewelry Traditional Israeli Foods: Falafel, hummus, Israeli wine and more! Christian Goods & Judaica from the Holy Land Childrens Activities and Games Israeli Music Sights, Smells and Tastes of Israel! Photo Exhibit: Israel from the Eyes of the CommunityChabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch Chabad of Sarasota Chabad of Venice & North Port Community Day School Elevation Academy FAEuro Soccer Jewish Genealogical Society Jewish Congregation of Venice Jewish Housing Council Foundation/Aviva Jewish National Fund Mote Marine Laboratory SaBra Hadassah Sarasota Ministerial Association Sarasota Sister Cities Association StandWithUs Suncoast Communities Blood Bank Temple Beth El-Bradenton Temple Beth Israel Temple Beth Sholom Mens Club/Sisterhood Gift Shop Temple Emanu-El Temple Sinai u u n n d d a a y y y n n u u a a r r r y y 1 1 4 4 n n u y y e d e r a t t i i o o n n C C a a m p p u s 1 2 5 P M P M P 5 8 0 M c I n t o s h R o a d S a r a s o t a d d sh WE LOVE ISRAEL S huk Our Federation is proud to partner with area synagogues and organizations to help bring Israel @ 70 to Sarasota-Manatee: