NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL PERMIT 167A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeKlingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Small Hands Give Back honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 7 Israeli buildings that will make you stop and stare Gulf Coast Hillel: a Jewish home away from home for local college students 6 8 22INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 9A Community Focus 15A Jewish Interest 22A Israel & the Jewish World 25A Commentary 28A Focus on Youth 31A Life Cycle 1B Jewish HappeningsThe youth scoop from Temple Beth Sholom 28 FEDERATION NEWS March 2018 Adar/Nisan 5778 Volume 48, Number 3 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World continued on page 3A Happy Birthday Israel Celebrating at home! 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.orgSouthwest view of Federation Campus and landA message from Federation leadership: Opening the closed door continued on page 2A Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen KellerAlthough the weather was unseasonably cold and there were long lines at the falafel stand, most agreed that the recently held on The Jewish Federation Campus was a resounding success. We were both there from early morning until late afternoon, impressed but not surprised that around 3,000 people atschmoozing. All the local Jewish organizations were represented and there were about 100 hardworking This was truly a remarkable community-wide coopWhat were the two comments we heard the most from the attendees? I had no idea how large this campus is and the extent of buildings, sports community use, and I thought the Flanzer Jewish Community Center (JCC) had closed. located on The Federations 32-acre campus, closed our JCC ultimately succumbed to market conditions and demographics beyond its control similar to the sustainable operating models. So, for those of us who spent many childhood, the closing here in 2007 was a particularly sad time. And although many of us still refer today to the Flanzer building on our campus as the JCC building, WKH\003GRRUV\003KDYH\003FORVHG\003IRU\003WKLV\003RUJDQL]DWLRQ\003ZH\003RQFH\003 Michael Ritter and Howard TevlowitzIn honor of Israels 70th will present Happy Birthday Israel in the Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Federation Campus and Saranee Newman. the dynamic culture, history and dance from Israel ors and sacred roots of Jewish life with passionate storytelling and choreography. The Shuk has its roots in traditional Jewish music and has expanded into world music, blending elements of jazz, rock, ethnic ern music to western classic and country folk. This KLJK\020HQHUJ\\000EDQG\003ZLOO\003KDYH\003\\000RX\003GDQFLQJ\003DQG\003FODS\020 SLQJ\003DOO\003HYHQ\LQJ\004 Israel is so much more than just Americas only GHPRFUDWLF\003DOO\\000LQ\003WKH\003\000LGGOH\003\(DVW\036\003LW\003LV\003WKULYLQJ\017\003 YLEUDQW\017\003H[FLWLQJ\003DQG\003IXQ\004\003KLV\003LV\003WKH\003VLGH\003RI\003,VUDHO\003 ZH\003ZLOO\003EULQJ\003\\000RX\003DW\003WKLV\003IHVWLYH\017\003FHOHEUDWRU\\000HYHQW\003\261\003 great music and entertainment, snacks and a familyfriendly program. their ability to address anti-Semitic and anti-Israel McIntosh Road MARCH 11, 2018 7PM Beatrice Friedman Theater Israel Happy Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy MARCH 11, 2018 7PM Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy This issue of The Jewish News contains paid political advertisements. These ads do not reflect the views of, or serve as endorsement by, the staff or leadership of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT D I S C L A I M E RFor more info see page 7B For tickets, visit jfedsrq.org/events or call1-800-838.3006
2A March 2018 FEDERATION NEWSOpening the closed door...continued from page 1A in its prior form. opened, and more are still opening. In this community has been able to continue experiencing certain legacy JCC Our Federation joined the Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA) and uses this organization as a resource to that our community still wants. The Federation has also been renting out ous JCC buildings and facilities to outside organizations, and this rental income has been used to directly fund many wide-ranging Jewish community years. But there is so much more we can the campus grounds recently are seeing the door that has begun to open. integrated, fully operational 21st century Campus for Jewish Life could mean for our community, without the JCC-type membership. In other words, you pay for just the programs and serYLFHV\003\\000RX\003FKRRVH\003WR\003XWLOL]\H\021\003 HZ\003LQLWLDWLYHV\003RQ\003RXU\003&DPSXV\003 for Jewish Life could include an exSDQGHG\003-HZLVK\003\\DQ\003XS\020 JUDGHG\003WKHDWHU\036\003D\003-HZLVK\003GD\\000FDPS\036\003 more robust youth, adult and senior and cultural opportunities utilizing 21 st so much more. In many ways, our Jewish Fedtinue to hear from you. We want to be able to engage more people in Jewish households throughout our area in acWLYLWLHV\017\003FDXVHV\017\003VSLULWXDO\003VHDUFKHV\017\003FXO\020 WXUDO\003LQYROYHPHQW\017\003OHDUQLQJ\003DQG\003VRFLDO\003 networks, etc., that deepen important connections to Jewish life, and ultimately to those of all ages in our Jewish community. An old door has closed, and a new door has opened. The time is now to not look back on what was, but to focus on our future and what can be. We always want to know what you think. Introducing the 2018 Federation/JWRP participantsT has partnered with the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project (JWRP) for the journey through Israel to a new group of moms with children at home under the age of 18 who are being raised Jewish. Established in 2009, JWRP 950 men from 26 countries on this trip. The program seeks to inspire women and to each other. ly-subsidized trip for the moms through awarded by our Jewish Federation, is a physical and spiritual journey through rusalem, the women will pray at the Kotel and participate in discussions and lectures, with topics ranging from marriage to gossip and how to turn Through the JWRP curriculum and will continue to meet after their Israel roles in the community. The curriculum will help them learn to feel more empowered to lead in a way that will bring a deeper meaning and purpose to our community at-large and at home. 2017 trip chair, Julie Green, sums up pick just one highlight of this trip for me. Spending 10 days in Israel sharing joy, sorrow, laughs and tears showed and a mother, and I feel blessed to these amazing ladies. The beauty about this trip wasnt just the shared experiences in Israel but the experiences that we will continue to share as a sisterhood. If I had to pick one highlight, it was at the Western Wall. We walked alone, each in our own space, to the Wall, where we each connected spiritually in our own way. After, we gathered and the experience continued. The hugs and tears cant be described. We all shared it and felt it, and it will foring as the Madricha (mentor ) for this years group. If you are interested in more information on the next Jewish Federation/JWRP trip, please contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or (Back row:) Michele Colburn, Rachel Star-Cappelli, Michelle Mallitz, Lauren Udwari, OFFICE WAREHOUSE RETAILIANBLACK REAL ESTATE THE PLACE FOR SPACE941.906.8688www.ian-black.com A unique hands-on approach A dedicated & experienced team Thorough market knowledge Commercial Real Estate with: rfntb For more information, please contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or email@example.comA minimum household gift of $6,000 to the Federations 2018 development efforts is required. SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 20184:30 6:45 PMFederation Campus 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota join us for A minimum household gift of $6,000 to the Federations rich bergman PRESENTED BYCouvert will include VIP seating for the Happy Birthday Israel event in the Beatrice Friedman Theater on the Federation Campus, immediately following dinner.In celebration of Israels 70th anniversary of statehood, we are delighted to toast (and ROAST!) the one and only Rich Bergman for his lifelong dedication to supporting Israel through education, advocacy and missions. His love for Israel and the Jewish people is evident in all he does as community leader, tour guide, colleague, friend, and most important -ly, as loving and supportive husband, father and grandpa.CO-CHAIRS EDIE CHAIFETZ | HELEN GLASER IRENE ROSS | BUNNY SKIRBOLL McIntosh Road
3A March 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Happy Birthday Israel!..continued from page 1A 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! rhetoric on college campuses. ies teacher, and a lecturer on standing up against anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice. Rich works tirelessly with our Federation donors to help them make their philanthropic dreams a reality. He has been instrumental in establishing many important programs that impact our community, including the Heller Community Relations CommitAmbassadors Program. Through her generosity, Bea made it possible for dozens of Jewish teenagers to experience Israel by being an early supporter of dors Program. In addition, she established a legacy teens with scholarships to attend the week accredited program. \(VWKHU\003DQG\003REHUW\003+HOOHU\035 After Hellers founded The Robert and Esther Semitism, Iran and the threat of radical Islam to our community and the country. The CRC now plays an integral role in the education and adreaching almost all areas of our Jewish and non-Jewish community. the Betty and Send-A-Kid to Israel Fund at our Jewish Federation 22 years ago. The were their own grandchildren, and since then, hunSarasota, which they passed on to their daughter, Patti Hershorin (zl), son-inlaw Richard, granddaughter Laura and great-granddaughter Emma. -RDQ\003DQG\003%DUW\003/HYHQVRQ\035\003 The gram (LEAP), designed to strengthen sister city in Israel. This culturlocal teens with the opportunity to get to know their counterparts in Israel prior to their trip in summer 2018 as a way to enhance the experience and create strong bonds. In 2019, our local teens will host the Israelis for two weeks while they experience Jewish life in the United States. When ing his dream Israel, his family established sador Program with our Jewish Federation. This prestigious annual teen leadership program includes a rigorous selection process by Federation, pre-mission leadership training, and culminates lin families, led by Ed Kalin and Lesthan 150 teenagers to Israel. The Shapiros passion for tomorrows Jewish leaders resulted in the creation of the Shapiro Teen Engagement Program (STEP). Through portunities for our Jewish teens and learn the lessons of the Holocaust at Jewish conferences, seminars and conAfter were instrumental in bringing the procational program bringing Jewish teens chwitz to Birkenau, and then to Israel Federation for area teens to participate ously opened their home for preand post-mission dinners and educational programs for the participants. ing celebration of Israels 70th See the ad on page 7B for more details. rfntb rfntfnbb r rfntbn t t 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. Sax, MDBoard Certified DermatologistCarlee LaPensee, ARNP
4A March 2018 FEDERATION NEWSRose Chapman A decades-long partnership: JFCS and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee 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. T rust, integral to the JFCS-Fedthrough a long, meaningful journey that has helped both organizafor Jewish people in need, and supporting Israel. funding model had been the catalyst for solidifying that trust. In the early 1990s, when Rose Chapman assumed the helm as Presi(soon to be known as Jewish Family atee and now known as JFCS of the Suncoast), she wasnt aware of the demographic and societal changes that the newly-formed autonomous agency to the Flanzer Jewish Community Center and Jewish Housing Council Campus for Senior Life). of three, boundless energy, and yearly funding, Rose could continue supporting and expanding the agencys programs, pay salaries and maintain the infrastructure. In only a few years, the new department for children and adoGoldie Feldman Building on the Weinberg Campus. st century realities Federation began realizing that the allocation funding model was no loncould no longer subsidize programs, especially as community demographics began changing changes that reto re-examine its mission and funding priorities. We were operating like a shtetl, said HowWe needed to become to our Jewish communities locally, nationally and globally. So Federation embarked on a new path, changing its allocation funding model to one of proto the organizations mission. Through a granting process, Federation had to ensure that programs supported and This funding shift, which took agencies to plan, created angst, anger and frustration amongst agencies, domesh with The Federations mission. But Rose didnt dwell on the negamoney for pursuing my programs? Rose asked, facing reality head on and pragmatically. Spurred by this new funding model, she looked to create ways of ensuring that her organization, additional funding for our nondenominational programs that are critical in our community. For Rose, a defense against antiSemitism has always been helping all especially non-Jews. Nondenominational programs will resonate befor all. Inspired by that mantra, Rose and ans and the homeless. Established partnerships and procured funding from other community organizations Enlisted the aid of donors through fundraising Wrote grants a multitude by herself not only to Federation but also to local, state and national Families through a federal grant as JFCS interns while teaching at Presented workshops to the Association of Jewish Family and Childrens Agencies, sharing her ideas about growing agencies and brainstorming with others Send your comments and Letters to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org than 120 dedicated professionals who Case management, addressing inLife-skills education Assistance with basic life necessities tions, including one in Charlotte County, also meets the needs of Alzheimers patients and, most recently, cancer surYLYRUV\017\003VLQFH\003WDNLQJ\003RYHU\003WKH\003GHIXQFW\003 Center for Building Hope. Ultimately, Rose worked with of both agencies to foster a partnership between Federation and JFCS, which FRQWLQXHV\003WR\003WKULYH\003XQGHU\003KHU\003VXFFHV\020 sor, Heidi Brown. The Federation underwrites JFCSs Jewish Healing Program, including the Community &KDSODLQ\003SRVLWLRQ\036\003FDVH\003PDQDJHUV\003WKDW\003 ZRUN\003ZLWK\003+RORFDXVW\003VXUYLYRUV\017\003-HZ\020 ish seniors and Jewish families in disWUHVV\036\003DQG\003KDEEDW\003DQG\003-HZLVK\003KROLGD\\000 SURJUDPPLQJ\003LQ\003VHQLRU\003OLYLQJ\003IDFLOL\020 ties throughout our two-county area. \DOVR\003SURYLGHV\003HPHUJHQF\\000 funding through JFCS for Jewish indiYLGXDOV\003DQG\003IDPLOLHV\003LQ\003QHHG\003WR\003FRYHU\003 rent, utilities, food and other expenses. According to Howard, Rose ChapPDQ\003LV\003D\003YLVLRQDU\)65.3 (\021\003QGHU\003KHU\003OHDGHU\020 ship, the organization had learned to cope with a potential funding crisis, ultimately helping to strengthen our community. Howard underscores that Roses legacy is founded on determination and transparency. When The Federaity Roses signature. I knew shed Rose responds that Howard trusted cogent proof for funding. Heidi echoes Howards sentiwe are proud to celebrate an incredible agency that was dynamically led by Rose Chapman for 25 years. Rose has worked tirelessly to plant seeds WKDW\003KDYH\003WDNHQ\003URRW\003DQG\003FUHDWHG\003WKH\003 foundation of a strong, multi-functionDO\003VRFLDO\003VHUYLFH\003DJHQF\\000WKDW\003SURYLGHV\003 OLIH\020DOWHULQJ\VHUYLFHV\021\003RVH\003KDV\003OHG\003ZLWK\003 determination and passion. celebrate the success of Rose Chapman agency continues to grow and prosper Heidi Brown. 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5A March 2018 FEDERATION NEWSTwice Promised Land and 100 Years War War of Independence 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 email@example.com. 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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: email@example.com Website: www.jfedsrq.org Published Monthly Volume 48, Number 3 March 2018 48 pages USPS Permit No. 167 April 2018 Issue Deadlines: Editorial: February 28, 2018 Advertising: March 1, 2018 CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Change of address inquiries can be sent to Brieana Duckett-Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.552.6305. STAY CONNECTED .com/jfedsrqPRESIDENT Michael Ritter EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Howard Tevlowitz SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Marty Katz MANAGING EDITOR Ted Epstein ADVERTISING SALES Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 PROOFREADERS Edward D. Cohen, Jack Mansbach, Sharon Napschin, Elliot Ofsowitz, Merry Sanders, Bryna Tevlowitz MIMI AND JOSEPH J. EDLIN JOURNALISM INTERNS Ashlyn Downey-Hayes, Nikol Isakovska ideas promoted therein. STAY The Twice Promised of The Jewish News. This feature is included as part of our Federations In spite of the fact that the international community recognized the need to create three states in the with the end result. Beginning almost immediately, the Arab League would back an all-out consolidating what was supposed to become a Palestinian Arab state, and at the same time pressure and try to deny the decided-upon territory to the Jewish Palestinians. The military ac1947, a full half-year before the formal declaration of the State of Israel. dan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon began to amass just outside of the proposed partition boundaries. To make matters worse, the decidedly pro-Arab power to tip the military scales on the with the unrest fomenting, the British military designed blockhouse-style police stations that could withstand all but were called Taggart Forts (named after tegically placed throughout Palestine, a majority of these positions would forces trained by the British military. this timeframe would be the battle for The focal point would be in the Bab el-Wad, by the Latrun Police Station. armored corps, with dozens of memorials along the road nearby. period of time, but perhaps the major feat of note was the building of what would become known as The Burma Road under constant siege and blockade by the Arab forces, the Jewish military would actually construct a bypass road, primarily by hand, through the supply the beleaguered city of Jerusalem. and collateral damage. We need to remember that, prior to the creation of Israel, many paramilitary groups comprised the Jewish defense forces of for control, and actually arms and controlling strategies. As a result, actions taken by these groups had no responsibility to a central command. So, at times, uncontrollable military action did occur, sometimes damage. A major case in point was the epiand there were, according to the story, at the hands of the paramilitary Irgun and Lehi-radical Jewish elements. If we take into account the nature of the Israeli scholar Raphael Patai), then we understand the hyperbole found in both Arab language and culture a kind of paranoia of sorts. If the Arab propaganda called for the destruction the Israelis could be bent on similar destruction. So the call went out to ian blood. 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6A March 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Federation expands Education Scholarship Program Gulf Coast Hillel: a Jewish home away from home for local college studentsH illel Internationals motto profrom home for college students around the globe. When our Jewish Federation was contacted by about the lack of Jewish stability on their campus, we knew our time to help had come. Through our relationships in the we were able to connect with campus administrators to learn how we could help our Jewish students. It was clear that our students needed a stronger Hillel presence on campus. Hillel understands the needs of Jewish students better than anyone. Therefore, a cooperation and Hillel International seemed the best way to support the students students at New College of Florida, Florida. Our Federation has formed an former Jewish communal professionals, a retired professor and a retired leads the committee to ensure our JewNahemow, Susan Prohofsky, Sandra Rifkin and Irene Ross. In just one school year, with an interim Hillel professional, Gulf Coast Hillel saw a surge in student particion-campus support for local students through Gulf Coast Hillel has had thus Hillel strengthens students Jewish identity and relationships with each other. working with Hillel International to hire a dedicated and enthusiastic professional to lead Gulf Coast Hillel. sional will plan and execute with student leaders include Shabbat dinners, ers, and holiday celebrations such as a Coast Hillel is exploring opportunities to send eligible students on Birthright Israel missions. The committee would welcome community members to assist with sponsoring Shabbat dinners for students. Please contact Jessi Sheslow at to discuss sponsorship opportunities or to learn more about Gulf Coast Hillel. T has expanded its Education Scholarship Program to include non-need scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Eligible students should be Jewish and enrolled full-time in a post-secondary undergraduate program. The applicant and his/her parent(s) must be full-time residents in either Saraminimum of two years. Additionally, ideal candidates will demonstrate leadcal Jewish community and/or pursuing Scholarship applications will be DFFHSWHG\003WKURXJK\003\000RQGD\)64.9 (\017\003$SULO\003\034\017\003 2018. No applications will be accepted past the deadline. educationscholarships. For more infororg or 941.552.6308. 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 Zikaron BaShalon Interest-free loans for higher education are available this monthA cial help for your higher-education needs? Applications for the Jewish Educational Loan Funds (JELF) interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school able to Jewish students in the Sarasotayear. JELF grants are need-based, lastupcoming 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 Join us for (RSVP) Service Yizkor Worship Service
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8A FEDERATION NEWS PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE The Jewish News This months advertisers Ackerman Group...........................3A All Heart Senior Care..................13A Barnacle Bills Seafood.................6A Center for Sight.............................2B Chabad of Bradenton.....................6B Chasen Galleries............................2A Coastal Eye Institute......................7B Cong. for Humanistic Judaism......8B Congregation Kol HaNeshama......4B Congregation Ner Tamid.............16A Cortez Foot & Ankle...................12A Cynthia Henna...............................7A Empowered2Wellness................13A Florida Studio Theatre...................5B Fresh Start Cafe...........................24A Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center.4A ...17A Hanan, Stacy, REALTOR...........27A Ian Black Real Estate....................2A Israel Tennis Centers......................5A JFCS...........................................4A Jims Grab Bars.............................7A Jewish Genealogical Society.......13B JNF................................................8A Kosher Kaddy................................5A Krasow, Robert, REALTOR.......21A Lakehouse West...........................27A Lifelong Learning Academy..........4B Palms-Robarts Funeral Home......31A Peace Center..................................2B Penny Hill Group........................24A Pines of Sarasota.........................11B Publix.........................................32A Sarasota Foot Care Center.............7A Sarasota Jewish Chorale................7A Sarasota Watch Company..............4A Schneider, Jan..............................13A Starling Group.............................10A Temple Beth El Bradenton...........11A Temple Beth Israel.........9A,16A,22A Temple Beth Sholom...........21A,23A Temple Sinai..................................6A The Collier Group, REALTOR..12A The Family Jeweler........................1A The Glenridge................................7A The Players Theatre.......................9B Tidewell Hospice.........................10A Toale Brothers Funeral Homes....31A TooJays......................................25A Udell Associates..........................23A Urology Treatment Center...........10A Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe...9B Whole Foods..................................3B Hitting all the high notes for our chai year Small Hands Give Back honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.W hen Rabbi Abraham Joshua rights in Selma, he said, I felt my legs were praying. For young children, prayer you do with your whole body makes perfect sense. They th birthgroup of families gathered to pray with their feet. The second annual PJ gram was co-sponsored by and School. Families met on Lido Beach to and then gathered together to hear selections from PJ Library books on the theme of tikkun olam (making enjoyed the beautiful winter sunshine, fun company, and meaningful oppor children can make an impact. PJ Library and PJ Our Way pro dren ages six months to 11 years old. \000RQWKO\\000SURJUDPV\003DUH\003KHOG\003WR\003HQJDJH\003 young families. JUDPV\003RU\003WR\003VXEVFULEH\017\003YLVLW\003KWWSV\035\022\022MIHG Jewish News internship available to area student T he for an area student between the age of 16 and 22 to obtain real-world experi ence with a professional publication and the chance to learn more about the The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee this summer. The funds for the internship J. Edlin Endowment Summer Journal ism Internship Fund, represented by Edlin. The endowment fund is admin istered by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. The St. Louis Jewish Light is her daughters discussed ways to honor Edlins late husband, Joseph. Joseph Edlin was a lawyer and real estate deand did feature writing. He taught in partment and was a lecturer. He was a process of meeting the internship canpride to read their stories in the newspaper each month. Her daughters made the decision to continue the internship in memory of both of their parents. Last year, through the familys generosity, was able to hire two interns. High school students were selected as the 2017 Jewish News interns. Each of them has submitted articles, inJewish community. The selected intern will be paid $600 for approximately 60 year. Preferred are applicants who wish and are interested in helping others. Applicants interested in writing or graphic design/illustration are encour aged to send samples of their work, or regular mail to The Jewish Federa Sarasota, FL 34232. The deadline for OHDVH\003FRQWDFW\003\000DUW\\000.DW]\003ZLWK\003DQ\\000 TXHVWLRQV\021 The Mimi and Joseph J. Edlin Journal ism Internship is funded by the Joseph J. Edlin Endowment Summer Journal ism Internship Fund.
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10A March 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Betty Schoenbaum to receive National AEPhi award Temple Beth El Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch welcomes Cantor Deborah Bard to its congregational family Cantor Deborah Bard These we honor Your TributesANNUAL CAMPAIGN Amy Eliezer 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, call 941.552.6304. Richard Hershorin and Sue Rosin reminisced I t is with great pleasure that Temple Beth El announces a wonderful new addition to our family, Cantor iah Israel Congregation in Chicago. tor of Anshe Shalom Congregation in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Her sparkling singular power to transcend the spoken word, to uplift the soul, to inspire prayer, and to direct us to the Sacred. of California, Berkeley, and the Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion, tor in 1985. She did graduate work in Arts Education at New the American Conference of Cantors, on the Board of the URJ Commission the Hyde Park Kenwood Interfaith Council. She is a member of the American Society for Jewish Women, and the Alumni Association of Hebrew Union College. She holds from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rachelpenina, from whom she gleans KHU\003PRVW\003LQVS\LUDWLRQ\004 So with great pride, we the Jewish FRPPXQLW\\000RI\003\000DQDWHH\003&RXQW\\000ZHO\020 FRPH\003&DQWRU\003'HERUDK\003%DUG\003WR\003RXU\003FRQ\020 gregation, community and family. embers of Alpha Epsilon Phi Alumnae Suncoast will be joined at this years annual AEPhi organization who will come to present Betty Schoenbaum with an award as 2017s outstanding AEPhi alumna. dation president who resides in Los AEPhi board member from Chicago, and past national president and foundation trustee Connie Sandler from Connecticut, for the presentation. The luncheon will be held at Libbys Caf and Bar (1917 S. Osprey if you wish to attend or for further information. Together we can strengthen healthcareWe are the foundation for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. We rely on the philanthropic support of the community to maintain Sarasota Memorials position as a nationally recognized leader, providing world-class patient care throughout our region. Your Support Makes a Difference. To make a donation call (941) 917-1286 or visitsmhf.orgA COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. (REGISTRATION # CH103) Urology Treatment Center 3325 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 5350 University Pkwy Suite 207 Sarasota, FL 34243PH: 941.917.8488 FAX: 941.917.8475 WINSTON E. BARZELL, MD, FACS, FRCSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyKENNETH J. BREGG, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyJOSHUA T. GREEN, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyROBERT I. CAREY, MD, P h D, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & EndourologyDANIEL M. KAPLON, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & Endourology urologytreatmentcenter.com A Division of 21st Century Oncology, LLC Happy Passover Tidewell Hospice is committed to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our patients and families. As a certied Jewish Hospice, Tidewell oers: Mezuzah and Shabbat candles Spiritual consultation with Rabbi on request Bible and prayer bookwww.tidewell.org 941-552-7500 855-Tidewell
11A March 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUSAviva uses music in pursuit of memoryW fantastic moment when a radio bringing with it all the emotion was the song from your wedding or a circumstance, music has an outstanding way to remind us of days gone by. That powerful connection between music and memory is exactly what Music & Memory. As a nonbrings a personalized music library to seniors in nition, emotional attachment and motor skills. For nior Life will feature this extraordinary Community. already existing technology such as iPods and iPads to bring residents their genres and styles to create the perfect nursing team will undergo a rigorous Music & Memory, which will help them facilitate music sessions and guide residents program, which has gained rapid popularity since 2011, targets residents with dementia, Alzheimers, motor impairments, and similar physical challenges the world around them. Across the country, healthcare faincredible stories of success in residents participating in the program. Residents, who prior to starting the come more social with those who share the most popular success stories from the program was part of Music & Memorys documentary which was shown at City. In the clip, a male resident who was completely incapable of speech is to not only communicate with the team caring for him but also his fellow residents. So what will the program bring to our team is always looking for ways to not only challenge our residents but to bring a whole new aspect to their daiare focused on mobility and motor to ring in a sense of joy, purpose and community. Our hope is that Music & Memory not only the sound of some of yesteryears greatest hits, but the sound that comes with people enjoying music as a community. who will assist us in this program. with resident families to curate playmusical memories. These playlists are then downloaded onto iPods and are unteers. Next is where the simplicity of this program really shines. Thanks to todays modern technology, which is increasingly portable, our residents FDQ\003HQJDJH\003ZLWK\003WKHLU\003IDYRULWH\003VRQJV\003 anytime, anywhere. From afternoons spent in the garden to the comfort of their own bedrooms, our residents will KDYH\003D\003MR\\000IXO\003DQG\003VWLPXODWLQJ\003H[SHUL\020 HQFH\003EURXJKW\003\WR\003WKHP\004 At its core, Music & Memory takes a simple concept and applies it in a lifechanging way. As April stresses when talking about the program, Bringing joy and happiness to residents with dementia is so important when we are to day. By using the power of music to we not only care for them, we also help call home. is more than just a community, it is a lifestyle. As Sarasotas premier senior niorlife.org or call 941.225.8369 to schedule a tour. Sarasota Manatee ORT inaugural installation rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Brieana at email@example.com or 941.371.4546 x0 R ecently, ORT members and friends gathered at the HerSchool for the inaugural installation of was inaugural in that 2018 marks the a presidential inauguration was the theme of the installation. In 1972, Womens American ORT (now known as ORT America) made chapter. In the 46-year local ORT history, chapters were added, chapters merged and chapters folded. There Gulfwind, Islandside, SarasostaPalm, January 2018, ORT chapters merged to tions took place on January 21 when January 20 fell on a Sunday. protect and defend the bylaws of ORT America, while placing her hand on the The History of ORT book written by Leon Shapiro. zanne Crandall and Joanie Gastman president), Alice Cotman (treasurer), Fran Cohen (corresponding secretary) was unable to attend.Richard Hershorin and Sue Rosin reminisced Annual Passoverseder 941-755-49005150 Peridia Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34203templebethelbradenton.com CALL TODAY FOR TICKETS Members $50; Ages 5 to 12 $25 Non-Members $60; Ages 5 to 12 $25 Under Age 5 Free $30 special for students without family in the area FRIDAY MARCH 30, 2018 6PMSEDER CONDUCTED BYRabbi Michael Sternfield & Cantor Deborah Bard Traditional Seder Kosher Style Seder Meal IMG ACADEMY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB4350 EL CONQUIST ADOR PKWY BRADENTON FL 34210Reservation and Payment DeadlineTHURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 elebrate with our C C C C C of the American Society for Jewish Women, and the Alumni Association of Hebrew Union College. She holds from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rachelpenina, from whom she gleans So with great pride, we the Jewish gregation, community and family.
12A March 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Marc and Eve Kanoff: Celebrity Chefs helps JFCS nourish the community 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 Temple Sinais Mitzvah Day a day of giving to the communityT emple Sinai sponsors its annual based on the concept of tikkun olam, interpreted as helping to repair the gather together as one united Temple kindness on behalf of hundreds who are most in need in our community. Our ligious School students and teachers, GAN preschool students, members, eryone from the community to join us. members and community members a numerous projects dedicated to perof the homeless, children, teens and adults most in need in our area. All members and ages of the temple conwith their families, gain a greater understanding of the joy found in helping others. One special project, called Adopt the book to take home. Second-graders funds for scholarships to Camp Jenny held at URJ Camp Coleman. As always, this is an opportunity to help make the world a better 941.924.1802. Temple Beth Sholom to hold Shabbat services in Lakewood RanchH ow many times are there conneeds of those in the Jewish How many people would attend a Frimore opportunities do to energize the Jewish community? Temple Beth Sholom is looking to meet the growing needs of our congreto the Ranch outreach on Friday, Feb23, so mark your calendars to attend at the Windsor, 8220 Natures Way, Lakewith Shabbat singing led by our Lakewood Ranch residents, Cantor Neil Shabbat. Come to share in the joy of Shabbat with the camaraderie of your neighand all places around and in between. to be a member of Temple Beth Sholom to attend. Sholom at our Tuttle location in Sarawelcome to help plan for set-up and the QHJ\003KDEEDW\021\003\003WR\003RWKVWHLQ# WHPSOHEHWKVKRO\RP\300\003\021RUJ\021\003\PRUH\003LQ\020 formation, please call Saranee Newman at 612.220.2382. LDor VDor FROM OUR MISHPUCHA TO YOURS Selling Real Estate to Every GenerationSERVING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY SINCE 1980 Make Your Next Smart Move contact The Collier Group today Selling Waterfront Golf Course & Other Residential Communities 1605 Main Street | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.951.6660Janis Collier REALTOR941.313.1212 JanisCollier@michaelsaunders.comMary Collier REALTOR941.400.7015 MaryCollier@michaelsaunders.comRon Collier REALTOR941.321.9045 RonCollier@michaelsaunders.comollier GroupTHE J ligious denomination. To support these Celebrity Chefs Food & As in the past, the Longboat Key Club will host lebrity Chefs has great support from local restaurants and merchants, as well as Title Sponsor Benderson lebrity Chefs in 2017. And with a little Board Chair, and Heidi Brown, Presirepeat performance. In keeping with the mission of Temple Emanu-El, which promotes spiritual growth, learning and social justice, the Temple Brotherhood Emanu-El Brotherhood has co-sponKing Jr. These tributes, presented to exceptionally large audiences, included performances by the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Key Chorale of SaraThis year, the Brotherhood and
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14A March 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key presents its 2018 Kallah ScholarT emple Beth Israel, through its Speakers Committee, is proud to announce its 2018 Kallah rector Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and URJ The Annual Kallah Scholar Weekend is sponsored by temple member Union for Reform Judaisms Board of Newsweek as the by The Washington Post essential religious lobbyist on Capitol directed the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the segment of American Jewry, to Congress and the Administration. Obama Administration, Rabbi SaperAmbassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, carrying out his responsibilities as the countrys chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom. Also, an attorney, he taught seminars on Church-State Law and Jewish terreligious coalitions including the organizations including the NAACP, People for the American Way, the LeadRights, the National Religious Partnernior Fellow at both Georgetown UniUnion for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Saperstein is married to Ellen Weiss, an award-winning journalRabbi Saperstein will speak at at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity. Shabbat. The next day, beginning at the topic Religious Persecution, Refugees and the Search for Religious Freedom Across the Globe. Following the tions Shabbat Cafe. 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. MIRACLE SWIMMING FOR ADULTS BEGINNINGLEARN-TO-SWIMCLASS FOR ADULTS Eight Classes. Warm Water. No Fear. 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U.S. POSTAGE A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Howard Tevlowitz Jewish art brings love, friendship and shalom to Sarasota-Manatee By Howard Tevlowitz, Federation Executive Director continued on page 3 . . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. On loan from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (the U.S. national organization in the world wide network of Anne Frank organizations, http:// annefrank.com/), this exhibit, located in the library rotunda, comprises thirty panels of pictures against The Lovers 1937, courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris HAPPY PASSOVER A subscription to The Jewish News gives you important information on news, events, community programs, businesses, and announcements relevant to our community. Become one of the more than 10,000 households who receive The Jewish News directly to their home each month by signing up for your FREE SUBSCRIPTION; or, pick up a copy at your local library, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, area synagogues, The Jewish Federation campus, Federation partner agencies and sponsored events, or at over 50 Sarasota-area news racks. Were mobile! 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15A March 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Rescuing the Jews of BulgariaW hile many people know that its Jewish community from the Nazis, the story of how the 48,000 den for many decades. the worst fears and brightest hopes of the Jews of Bulgaria were realized. They one remarkable politician. Bulgarian lawmaker in the 1930s and 1940s, and a major actor in resisting garias Jews to the death camps of Nazi Germany. The small Jewish community dated back to the 2 nd century CE, and there were also some Sephardic Jews whose ancestors had been expelled from Spain after 1492. Bulgaria had resisted pressure to join the Axis until circumstances beto take sides, and in order to spare his German occupation, Tsar Boris III reluctantly agreed to join the Tripartite Greece, territories which the country lost after World War I. Under German pressure, Bulgaria becoming an Axis ally. On January 23, 1941, the Law for Protection of the Nation, which copied Nazi Germanys to force Bulgaria to deport its Jewish population. On February 22, 1943, he reached a secret agreement with the head of the Bulgarian Commissariat for the deportation of Jews from the occupied areas, by April 15. The Jews in these territories numbered around 13,000, but the Germans were hoping also to deport some 8,000 Bulgarian old Bulgaria. In the spring of 1943, the Bulwhereby all of Bulgarias Jews would be deported through Kyustendil on camps in Poland. Jews in Thrace and and deported. When the Jews of Kyustendil learned of their imminent deporSobranie (Parliament). delegation, including Jakob Baruch, a story, he decided that the deportations tendil and met with the assistant chief of police, who described to him how of Bulgarias alliance with Hitler, and decided he had to act. Together with a close friend and of Kyustendil and instructed him to had learned about the planned action against the Jews the deportations had been cancelled. antees especially after he learned that the Jews in the occupied territories of Jews in Thrace were taken to Lom, in going to Auschwitz and Katowice. All Treblinka. 1943, he wrote a letter of protest and KDG\003\027\025\003\000HPEHUV\003VLJQ\003LW\021\003'LVUHJDUG\020 LQJ\003ULPH\003\000LQLVWHU\003\V\003LQVWUXFWLRQ\003 QRW\003WR\003VXEMHFW\003WKH\003OHWWHU\003WR\003D\003YRWH\003LQ\003WKH\003 House, it was discussed in caucus on \000DUFK\003\025\026\017\003\024\034\027\026\021\003RW\003ZLVKLQJ\003WR\003KDYH\003 KLV\003DXWKRULW\\000XQGHUPLQHG\017\003\GH\020 manded that each of the signatories was taken it was decided to censure The years that followed were not NLQG\021\003QGHU\003FRPPXQLVW\003UXOH\017\003HVKHY\003 was arrested as a member of the former and, facing the death penalty, members of the Jewish community from .\\000XVWHQGLO\003WHVWL\277\003HG\003RQ\003KLV\003EHKDOI\021\003+H\003 was sentenced to 15 years in prison at forced labor, but after eighteen months released upon learning of his key role a job or a means for sustenance. Righteous among the Nations for his UROH\003LQ\003VDYLQJ\003WKH\003-HZV\003RI\003%XOJDULD\021\003$\003 few weeks later, on February 20, 1973, he died a Holocaust resister recognized, sadly, much too late. 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. on display FEBRUARY 10 JULY 15 55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.820.0100 www.TheFHM.org Discover the secret historyThe Nazi responsible for transporting millions of innocent people to death camps mysteriously disappeared after World War II. Photographs, lm and recently declassied espionage artifacts reveal the truth about his daring capture and historic 1961 trial.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 NOW AT THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM 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 email@example.com. Please make checks payable to the Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva and mail to Marden Paru, 5445 Pamela Wood Way #160, Sarasota, FL 34233. PRESENTS APRIL 2018 COURSES 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. FROM MOSES TO MOSSAD: OUR JEWISH SPIESMONDAYS 3:30 PM 4:45 PM Starting April 2 (Eight Weeks)One of the most popular genres of fiction today is spy thrillers. Our fascination with intrigue and mystery draws us to libraries and book sellers. However, many people do not know of the true heroism and intrigue of the many Jewish spies of history both ancient and contemporary. This special course will include tales and reports of the success of Jewish spies whose primary goal was to save and protect Jews facing danger. With the Jewish people constantly under attack, many Jewish men and women took great risks to protect their fellow Jews from destruction. In every age, Jewish spies, through their heroism and daring, brought honor and dignity to the Jewish people in times of danger. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.THE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN IN JUDAISMTUESDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting April 3 (Eight Weeks)Not enough credit has been given to the women of Judaism for their forbearing place in ancient Judaism. To some extent, even in the modern period, Jewish literature, ritual and custom emphasized the male role in Jewish life. But all of that was to change as enlightenment spread through Europe by the 18th century. We have much to learn from our matriarchs and unnamed woman of the Hebrew Bible as well as from the trend of egalitarianism in contemporary Judaism. 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16A March 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key, FloridaPresentsThe Second AnnualFlorence Katz (zl) Memorial Concert Broadway and Hollywood Music By Jewish ComposersCo-sponsored by The Beth Israel Women and The Mens Club Conducted by Dr. Ann Stephenson-MoeWednesday March 21-7:00 P.M. Followed by a Champagne Dessert Reception The Temple Beth Israels Choi r Fund OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY $35 admission $100, $250 and $ 500 Sponsorships Available Temple Beth Israel567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key941-383-3428 www.tbi-lbk.org Temple Beth Israel, The Center of Jewish Living on Longboat Key RSVP by Monday, March 19 to Temple Beth Israel, 941-383-3428 or firstname.lastname@example.orgKei Rebecca Sulhi Soprano Lorraine Murphy Soprano Ann Stephenson-Moe Artistic Director Thea Lobo Mezzo Adam Bielamowicz Tenor Joseph Ryan Bass Sarasota Jewish Chorale presents major production: Remembering to Rejoicing I n a commentary at the end of Ronald Balsons book, Saving Sophie, the author states, The Jewish experience in wartime Poland nected to Balsons book, was the impetus for the the Sarasota Jewish Chorales Remembering to Rejoicing The of Israel. peared in the February edition of The Jewish News as told by Sarasota Jewish Chorale President Ronnie Riceberg. But I will let you in on the interesting backstory of how it got started, approached me with an idea he had been thinking about for some time. Piconnection with Anne Frank, whose in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Pieter was a few years younger and Anne Frank was his babysitter.
17A March 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Breathtaking tale of prominent professors undoing expertly woven with biblical and Mishnaic passages Sarasota Jewish Chorale presents major production: Remembering to Rejoicingsince September and are excited about its upcoming premier on Sunday, Sholom. Tickets can be purchased at www.sarasotajewishchorale.org as well as at the door. the Chorale website at www.sarasota greatly appreciated. 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. The Jewish News S ome books are so spectacularly original, so far beyond the boundaries of any readers expectations, and so challenging, that they establish a new point of reference for any further discussions of literary The Ruined House set at the dawn of the 21st century, explores the clysmic era that may become a period of tumultuous cleansing. Though centered on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual disintegration of a successful, middle-aged college professor, it fully engages the new adulation of elites and its confusion of found himself to be a foul beast. His aura of polite self-congratulation has become contaminated and slowly begins to smother him. His many faults, the recognition of which he has artfully hidden from himself for decades, are in ended his marriage is exposed to him. The comfort and security he felt in his tured and in which he delighted, and his assumption of fully controlling his always upward-bound destiny are most painfully stripped away. Namdar tells his story, almost sings it, with a lyricism that is only the richer for the hideous images that the distant past would eage. It is hard to determine to what extent author Namdar wishes his readers to engage triguing passages, but clearly they are not meant to be merely ornamental digressions. Readers must pected material. As Andy Cohen falls from the grace of his comfortable, prestigious he has worshiped false gods. He had taken his gifts for granted by deluding himself into thinking that he had used them well. his ex-wife, his daughters, his students and colleagues, and his girlfriend is ultimately always Andycentric. Namdar is remarkable at painting Cohens dawning awareness of his at representing the false promises Cohen makes to himself to change his ways. Namdar alludes to The Second Coming, and through this reference, reminds us, if not Cohen, that the professor is only Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold is only about him. The many scenes of disorientation, gluttony, are gorgeously crafted, as DUH\003WKRVH\003WKDW\003GHYHORS\003WKH\003 VHYHUDO\003EROGO\\000FRQFHLYHG\003 FKDUDFWHUV\003LQ\003WKLV\003FRQYHQ\020 WLRQ\020EXUVWLQJ\QRYHO\021\003KHVH\003 include Cohens insightful older daughter, Rachel, his complicated girlfriend, Ann Lee. masterpieces. So, too, are his descripenormous challenge for translator Hillel Halkin, whose contribution to Namdars opportunity to amaze the English-language audience is immeasurable. Ruby Namdar has set himself enormous challenges, met them marfor breath. Reprinted, with permission, from www. washingtonindependentreviewofbooks. com. See: http://www.washingtoninde pendentreviewofbooks.com/bookre view/the-ruined-house-a-novel. Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Naval Academy. He reviews regularly for Florida Weekly Jewish Book World, and other publications. Please visit Phils website at www.philjason.wordpress.com. The Ruined House: A Novel by Ruby Namdar. Translated by Hillel Halkin. he falls apart. The erotic turns into its tion. He sees signs of whats coming, has nightmares and incredible dayhis being if not his world has been penetrated and irradiated by ancient This material, represented in the graphic style of the original manuscripts, focuses on the preparation of the Temples high priest for performing the Jewish calendar. These duties are ferings to God. Inner and outer cleansing of the self and the Temple are described, along with a number of sacred oband candelabras. The strange ceremonial practice of purifying holy places by sprinkling them with blood is included. drawn from this chapters of Namdars book. The yearnthe priests actions seems to magically journey through time and space, ushering in Cohens self-loathing. The imagingly. Of course, Cohen bears the title of priest. Thats what his last name the mantle of a Kohanes responsibilities. If he were truly a descendent of Your Skin. 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18A March 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Stars of David Persons in are deemed by Nate Bloom to be Jewish ish parent and were not raised in a faith other than Judaism and dont identify 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 email@example.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? The 90 th Oscars ceremony takes place p.m. on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel will host. The following is a list of conpractice is not to include the technical categories. The number of Jewish nominees is smaller than some years, but still substantial. 24, Call Me by My Name He competes in this category with 60, who starred in The Phantom Thread. Chalamet is the breakout actor of 2017. Besides starring in Call Me, a best picture nominee, he had a biggish supporting role in Lady Bird, another best picture City, the son of an American Jewish mother and a French Protestant father. Hes referred to himself as Jewish. In Call Me he plays a 17-year-old Jewthe only male actor to win three best actor Oscars. His father, famous poet estant background, while his mother, the late actress was Jewish. Jills father, was says Phantom Thread, in which he plays a fashion designer, will be his nominated this year and no Jewish actor got a supporting actor nomination.) No Jewish writers are nominated number are nominated for best adapted screenplay. The Disaster Artist, a comwritten by and both 40. Neustadter grew up on Long Island and Weber in Atlantic City. Both had 500 Days of Summer (2006), Logan, which was co-written by 45. Logan is the a best screenplay Oscar nomination. Franks credits include writing Minority Report, Marley and Me and Out of Sight (best adapted nomination). He also wrote and directed Godless, a NetIsrael-born mother insisted he attend as he grew older. A top screenwriter, season Sex and the City 56, for Mollys Game Bloom (whose father is Jewish) about running high-stakes poker games. Sorkin became famous with his 1989 play A Few Good Men. It became a hit 50, is the co-director and co-producer of Coco, a best nee. He directed Toy Story 3, which won the Oscar in 2011. 60ish, is nominated for best documentary short subject with Heav. Its about 58, a talented artist who has battled mental problems. Stiefel made Ingelore (2009), about how his mother, a deaf teen, escaped Nazi Germany. 40ish, wrote and co-starred in Icarus, a best feature-length documentary nomiIcarus, he was best known for Jewtopia a comedic play/ pany him to the Oscars. 61, is nominated for best song, Stand Up for Something from Marshall This is her 9th best song nomination. She competes with 32, and Justin The Greatest Showman. 60, is nominated for best musical score for Dunkirk Hes been Oscar nominated 11 times, winning in 1995 for The Lion King. 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19A March 2018 JEWISH INTEREST An Open Letter to the Jewish Community and All Concerned Americans Uzi Baram Alan Bandler Roberta Berson Fran Blum Jack and Fran Braverman Marc Briefman Carol B. Camiener Robert I. Collins Joan Corcoran Heather Dunhill Joel and Sherrie Eisenberg Rosalyn K. Fleischer Dr. Bertram and Renee Gold Roz Goldberg David Goldman Betsy and James Granite Lou and Amy Grossman Al and Hedy Guttman Jacqueline M. Hanan Paul and Paula Hollinger Alan Holtzman Linda Joffe Kenneth and Rhonda Kaplan Rabbi Richard and Ellen Klein Tess Konchick Seth Koplin Ed Koplos Wally Kraemer Ben and Sandy Krause Douglas Kuperman Diana Lager Lowell Lakritz Steven Leavitt Don Malawsky Dr. Bernard and Marion Levine Bill Levine Susan C. Levine Ruth and Andy Maass Shelley Markus Jerry and Virginia Meketon Carolyn Michel Howard Millman Marvin and Betty Morse Mr. and Mrs. C Wm. Myers Marilyn and Irv Naiditch Betty Perlmutter Burton L. Raimi Ronnie Riceberg Michael Richker Marty Rosen Phoebe Salten Maggie and Mark Sharff Nancy Shoenfeld Lynne Spencer Alan and Dale Sprintz Judilee Sterne Giselle Stolper Evans Tilles Frank Tucciarone Richard and Rita Weingarten Merrill Weingrod David and Patti Wertheimer Jeanne Betty Wiener Dennis Zimmerman Harold and Phyllis Zabin LIST IN FORMATION Like his opponent, David will be a strong voice for Israel in the Congress! David strongly supports Israels right to existin peace and securityas a Jewish, democratic state and to defend its citizens against terrorism and violence. Moreover, Davids desire to see We hope that you will support Davids campaign, vote for him on Nov. 6, and urge your friends to do so, too. If you want to read Davids Middle East Policy Paper and other position papers, or contribute to his campaign, please log onto his website: www.voteshapiro2018.comHelp elect a staunch friend of Israel and a strong, intelligent voice for restoring American ideals and pursuing the path of Tikkun Olam! With your vote and your help, David will be our next member of Congress from Floridas 16th Congressional District. P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T PA I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D P O L I T I C A L A D V E R T I S E M E N TW David will work tirelessly with his Democratic colleagues to restore Americas commitment to its own ideals and end the chaos, racism, and malice fostered by the disastrous policies of Trump and his Congressional accomplices like Buchanan who voted with Trump 98.3% of the time! Unliken Prevent cuts in Medicare & Social Security to pay for n Produce a fair tax plan that helps the middle class! n Make health care accessible and affordable! n Protect our threatened Environment from the ravages of climate change! n Enact smart gun policies that will save lives! n Protect a womans right to control her health and her own body!n Reassert the separation between church and state!n Preserve our national parks for future generations!n Protect the rights of the LGBTQ community!
20A March 2018 JEWISH INTERESTU-tzu E-tzah Advise Kzohar Ha-Ivrit Dr. Rachel DulinT to commence as the month of Adar joyfully enters our calendar year. Purim brings on its wing a somber reminder that blind hatred, such as Hamans, existed in the world in ancient times and unfortunately continues to this day. At the same time, its joyous celebration reminds us time and again of Gods help in to kill the people of Israel is a motif spoken already by the prophet Isaiah. His words utzu e-tza ve-tu-far ki ema-nu-El, literally, hatch a plot it songs sung on Purim to celebrate the day. It is to the words u-tzu e-tzah that I wish to direct our attention. Both y.a.tz, ya-a-tz appears 65 times in the Bible and, as a noun, e-tzah appears 88 times. U-tzu is the imperae-tzah is the noun, deliberation. It is clear that, depending on the yo-etz the e-tzah can be good or bad. E-tzah e-tzah can be good adliberation, or a plan designed for the At the center of the story of Purim LV\003*RG\266V\003IRLOLQJ\003+DPDQ\266V\003HYLO\003 e-tzah Jews of his kingdom. The fact that ema-nu El literally God is with us, turned a pending catastrophe into a Persia was far away in miles and time, the words of the prophet Isaiah clearly on Purim. Interestingly, with the years, the biblical meaning of e-tzah became one of the measuring rods to highlight difwho shut e-tzah be-atz-mo is literally the one who searches independently for solutions. On the other hand, oved e-tzot is a person who is confused and mention the person who is nil-eh berov e-tzo t, literally, one tired of all to listen anymore. And worst of all is the one who ma-a-lim e-tzah namely, e-tzah ve-tu-shi-ya literally, council and resourcefulness, which, according to So, as Purim is celebrated around the Jewish world, may e-tzah ve-tu-shiya when needed, and may good etzah I wish you Purim sa-me-ach. 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21A March 2018 JEWISH INTEREST U-tzu E-tzah Advise At the center of the story of Purim e-tzah, Jews of his kingdom. The fact that ema-nu El, literally God is with us, turned a pending catastrophe into a Persia was far away in miles and time, the words of the prophet Isaiah clearly on Purim. Interestingly, with the years, the biblical meaning of e-tzah became one of the measuring rods to highlight difwho shut e-tzah be-atz-mo is literally the one who searches independently for solutions. On the other hand, oved e-tzot is a person who is confused and mention the person who is nil-eh berov e-tzot, literally, one tired of all to listen anymore. And worst of all is the one who ma-a-lim e-tzah, namely, e-tzah ve-tu-shi-ya literally, council and resourcefulness, which, according to So, as Purim is celebrated around the Jewish world, may e-tzah ve-tu-shiya e-tzah when needed, and may good etzah I wish you Purim sa-me-ach. 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.Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldJews and tattoosN had passed away. Jake wasnt all that religious, his wife Arlene explained, but I do know that he wanted a Jewish funeral in a Jewish cemetery. I was making arrangements when her brotherin-law phoned to tell me that Jakes Jewish funeral was impossible. Arlene was shocked. Then Jakes brother explained. He said, Jake cant be buried in a Jewish cemetery because too. These days, tattoos are all the rage. Among the general public there that permanently marks the body. For deeply historical roots with emotional VaYikra mentators, had a tattoo opinion. He concluded that regardless of intent, the from Isaiah and Job that suggests that tattooing was acceptable in biblical times. 16 years of age and now boasts four more, each depicting a Jewish theme. thesis on tattooing in Jewish history. tion to the people of Israel and/or the God of Israel were accepted, if not encouraged, more times than not, classic rabbinic period, what bothered the rabbis was not the presence or the content of that mark, but its intended purpose. While a minority of sages the majority objected only when the (Carol Kemp, Rethink the Ink, Jewish News Online UK 2017) Regardless of the historical argument, the emotional impact of tattoochildren. Historians tell us that during the Holocaust, concentration camp Auschwitz concentration camp comCamp), Auschwitz II (Auschwitzitz and the subcamps). The procedure was brutal and dehumanizing. Eye witto a procedure that featured a special metal stamp, holding interchangeable allowed the whole serial number to be punched at one blow onto the prisoners left upper chest. Ink was then rubbed into the bleeding wound. Later duced, which pierced the outlines of the serial-number digits onto the skin. (Tattoos and Numbers, U.S. Holocaust There is no record of a tattooed nied burial in a Jewish cemetery. In fact, many modern rabbis, including eight scholars polled for an article on the topic, say that the burial prohibition for a tattooed Jew is an urban legend most likely started because a son Chani Benjaminson states, The Torah forbids us from tattooing our bodies. Nonetheless, one who has had tattoos can still be buried in a Jewish cemetery. So where did the prohibition come from? Its likely that Jewish parents and grandparents, many of whom a Jewish burial. That being said, our Holocaust history paints a horrifying picture of tattooing juxtaposed with the cultural phenomenon that nearly 40 percent of our adult children and 36 percent of one tattoo. What does this mean for us Jews? Beyond debunking the cemetery myth, a discussion of Jews and tattoos culturally appropriate, and indeed ZRUWK\003KDYLQJ\021\ \013\(\035\003R\003OHDUQ\003PRUH\003DERXW\003GH\020 QRPLQDWLRQDO\003SHUVSHFWLYHV\003UHJDUGLQJ\003 -HZV\003DQG\003WDWWRRV\017\003JR\003WR\003KWWS\035\022\022ZZZ\021 momentmag.com/are-tattoos-andbody-piercings-taboo/.) 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. FELDMANWEALTH ADVISORY JOSEPH M. 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22A continued on next page ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD 7 Israeli buildings that will make you stop and stareRanging from unusual to daring to strangely appealing, these extraordinary architectural eye-poppers show the quirky side of Israeli creative genius. Temple Beth Israel567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key 941-383-3428 TEMPLE BETH ISRAELS SPEAKERS COMMITTEE is honored to present the2018 Kallah Scholar RABBI DAVID SAPERSTEINDirector Emeritus of the Religious Action Center and URJ Senior Advisor for Policy and StrategyMarch 16th 17 th, 2018 Jewish Values in a Time of Crisis Temple Beth Israel, The Center of Jewish Living on Longboat KeyThe TBI Kallah Scholar Weekend is made possible through a grant by Gerard Daniel in loving memory of his wife Ruth Daniel. Events are free and open to the public Shabbat Evening, March 16th @ 8:00 pm Being the Hands of God: Jewish Social Justice at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity Shabbat Morning, March 25th @ 10:00 am Religious Persecution, Refugees and The Search For Religious Freedom Across The Globe Following Rabbi Sapersteins presentation on Saturday Morning everyone in attendance is invited to partake of a light lunch at TBIs Shabbat Caf To attend the lunch you must register: 941-383-3428 T he austere less is more mantra of the 20th the postmodern less is bore approach that said buildings could be both func elements of irony and asymmetry. famous White City Bauhaus buildings Heritage Site designation, the less is Israeli locales led to structures that gawk, grin or gasp. Are these buildings beautiful or Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. French-born architect and interior de this 10-room, four-story house for his own family in 2007. Its not complete menting with the design. since I started learning architecture dont see why I should be obliged to nothing in common with natures system of shapes. The separation between inside and outside should integrate the for a family. His teachers warned that if he else. But once his diploma was safely two feng shui-inspired bubble houses in Paris in 1974. oped allowed us to build free shapes. component, including the windows, is custom made onsite. Hecker designed the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot Polin as sided) units. Completed in 1975 and since expanded upon, Ramot Polins 720 apartments zigzag around inner courtyards. The general plan of the Ramot Housing is reminiscent of the palm of ang-like buildings assembled in such a way as to create interior courtyards [transected] by pedestrian paths remi niscent of the Old City of Jerusalem. Similar geometry is seen in Heckthree types of polyhedral units comprise the truncated octahedron building. also designed this twisty house, which 1989. The facade of plaster, pink glass, stone fragments, corrugated tin and and the surroundings. Hecker describes the Spiral House, which won an architecture award in 1999, as a modern Tower of Babel. It is a work of incomplete precision. Be cause it is so precise it cant be really is also its poetry, because poetry is the most precise expression of our need for cant be fully understood. It speaks to many languages at one and the same time. signed by Syrian-born architect Leon *DLJQHEHW\003\013DO\VR\003FDOOHG\003/HRQ\003*HQHYD\f\021 The side of the building that faces WKH\003EHDFK\003LV\003HPEHGGHG\003ZLWK\003JUDYHO\017\003 shells, sand, natural wood and plants. The front-facing side features a metaland-concrete fresco. The architect has described these opposite sides as east and west, mascu line and feminine, mineral and natural. Hayarkon Street in north-central Tel $YLY\017\003WKH\003&UD]\\000+RXVH\003HOLFLWV\003ORWV\003RI\003 VPLOHV\003DQG\003SLFWXUH\020WDNLQ\J\003IURP\003YLVLWRUV\003 WR\003HO\003$YLY\021 the good-natured architect who designed side apartment house, tells ISRAEL21c that he is proud of being insulted about er meant to be more than imaginary. Harel sketched it for a 1980s newspaper column on the renaissance of Tel to life, though he died before the house was completed in the mid-1990s. The idea was that since it was on be an exhibitionist and expose yourself playfully in front of the sea, Harel says, et because it looks like its ready to ed on February 28, 2002, and made Emporis.coms top 10 list of best skyscrapers that year. ground and three below-ground stories, num and glass. Counting the antennas, it stands at 152.5 meters (500 feet) tall, making it the highest skyscraper in Haifa. In the lobby, 10 steel arcs soar (photo via zvihecker.com/projects) (photo via zvihecker.com/projects) (photo via zvihecker.com/projects)
23A March 2018 continued from previous page ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD 7 Israeli buildings that will make you stop and stare Temple Beth Israel567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key 941-383-3428 TEMPLE BETH ISRAELS SPEAKERS COMMITTEE is honored to present the2018 Kallah Scholar RABBI DAVID SAPERSTEINDirector Emeritus of the Religious Action Center and URJ Senior Advisor for Policy and StrategyMarch 16th 17 th, 2018 Jewish Values in a Time of Crisis Temple Beth Israel, The Center of Jewish Living on Longboat KeyThe TBI Kallah Scholar Weekend is made possible through a grant by Gerard Daniel in loving memory of his wife Ruth Daniel. Events are free and open to the public Shabbat Evening, March 16th @ 8:00 pm Being the Hands of God: Jewish Social Justice at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity Shabbat Morning, March 25th @ 10:00 am Religious Persecution, Refugees and The Search For Religious Freedom Across The Globe Following Rabbi Sapersteins presentation on Saturday Morning everyone in attendance is invited to partake of a light lunch at TBIs Shabbat Caf To attend the lunch you must register: 941-383-3428 Temple Beth Sholom 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Reservations and payment are required in advance and must be received in the Temple Office by Wednesday, March 14, 2018.All Credit Cards or personal checks accepted. Second Night of PassoverSATURDAY, MARCH 31, 201815 Nissan, 5778 7:00PM CONDUCTED BY: Rabbi Michael Werbow TBS Members $65 TBS youth 17 & under are free, through the generosity of the TBS Sisterhood Non-Members $85 Children 10 and under $45r the good-natured architect who designed side apartment house, tells ISRAEL21c that he is proud of being insulted about er meant to be more than imaginary. Harel sketched it for a 1980s newspaper column on the renaissance of Tel to life, though he died before the house was completed in the mid-1990s. The idea was that since it was on be an exhibitionist and expose yourself playfully in front of the sea, Harel says, et because it looks like its ready to ed on February 28, 2002, and made Emporis.coms top 10 list of best skyscrapers that year. ground and three below-ground stories, num and glass. Counting the antennas, it stands at 152.5 meters (500 feet) tall, making it the highest skyscraper in Haifa. In the lobby, 10 steel arcs soar 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 Historic Southside Village 1924 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota (941) 955-9856 MortonsMarket.com Mortons offers a full menu of Passover delicacies, from traditional Seder plates to braised brisket, apple walnut charoset and pomegranate glazed chicken. Finish your meal with our famous ourless chocolate trufe cake. Details available online. ry, including a city map from 1773 and The Herods Eilat Hotels are the brainchild of architect/entrepreneur/sailor salem, Igra earned a degree in architecture in Canada and returned to Israel in The $140 million project is distinguished by historic-looking arches, towers, domes and columns symbolNabateans, Greeks, Romans, Ayyueach detail down to the doorknobs. The complex of three hotels (Herods talis spa hotel) opened in 1999. Igra update and tweak his creation. 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 daily newspaper in New Jersey and has freelanced for a variety of newspapers and periodicals since 1984.
24A March 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD BRIEFS J Supported by millions of Christians worldwide, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) brought 5,600 immigrants from 27 countries to Israel in 2017, last year and amounting to a third of Israels new citizens from non-Englishspeaking countries. ship also reached a new milestone by bringing the 10,000th immigrant to Israel since the organization began singlehandedly operating its own global aliyah (immigration) program in late 2014. The Fellowship works in 27 countries from Argentina to Ukraine where the Jewish community is threatened by economic turbulence, rising anti-Semitism or terrorism, and has become the lead aliyah force in nine of those countries. from around the world, including 3,000 from North America and up to 1,000 from other English-speaking newcomers, between 5,000-6,000 artheir status to become new immigrants. The Fellowship itself brought one third of the remaining 18,400 olim, becoming an increasing force in aliyah. Thanks to our millions of Christian friends in the U.S. and in countries from Brazil to South Korea, we in bringing new immigrants to their Eckstein, The Fellowships founder and president. We look forward to el in 2018 and continuing to help build the Jewish state. aliyah for 25 years, partnering with other organizations initially including the Jewish Agency and Nefesh BNefesh, which The Fellowship helped found. Since starting its own global aliyah program in late 2014, The Fellowship has brought nearly 12,000 new immigrants to Israel from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Guatemala, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzwhich cannot be named due to security reasons. The Fellowships partnership with new immigrants to Israel does not begin and end at Ben-Gurion Airport. In counseling and other support for olim to help them absorb into Israeli life, including grants of $800 per adult and $400 per child. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews, and build broad support for Israel. Today it is one of the leading forces helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide and is the largest channel of Christian support for Israel. Led by its founder The Fellowship now raises more than $140 million per year, mostly from Christians, to assist Israel and the Jewish people. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.4 billion for this work. The organization ronto and Seoul. For more information, The Jewish News is a monthly nonpro t newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. continued on page 14B CHINA IS ISRAELS FASTEST GROWING SOURCE OF TOURISTS Bora Shnitman, China director of the He attributed the surge to more targeted promotion campaigns, streamXinhua China)THE INDIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY HELPS FOSTER ISRAEL TIESIsrael has always sought friendship dence of both countries from the same imperial power. The Indian Jewish community has played an important part in fostering these relations. At the time of independence, many senior ofulties, leading doctors, senior teachers, lawyers and judges were from the Indian Jewish community. Hebrew as a second language way bewas operated upon at the Sassoon Hospital in Poona, and his personal physician and friend was Abraham Solomon \(UXONDU\021\003\(YHQ\003WKH\003VLJQDWXUH\003WXQH\003RI\003 All India Radio was written by WalWHU\003.DXIPDQ\017\003D\003-HZ\021\003\013LVVLP\003\000RVHV\020 Talkar, historian and president of the Indian Jewish Heritage Centre, Hindustan Times India)ISRAEL DIGS DEEP TO THWART TUNNEL THREAT FROM GAZA The Israeli military said Thursday, Janan underground wall along the border against Palestinian attack tunnels. The wall extends hundreds of feet below ground and is studded with sensors. Its also topped by a 26-foot metal fence. and hundreds of workers are toiling furiously to complete the barrier by mid2019 at a cost of $700 million. (Ilan %HQ\003=LRQ\017\003 Washington Post)ISRAEL HONORS ITS FALLEN WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM rial Hall for Israels Fallen next to the \000RXQW\003+HU]O\003PLOLWDU\\000FHPHWHU\\000LQ\003-H\020 rusalem has been included on a list of tute of British Architects 2018 international prize. thousands of bricks with the names and date of death of the more than 23,000 fallen men and women from Israels duty. A small light bulb juxtaposed to on the date of the persons death, as per the Jewish tradition to light a candle. memorated the memory of all its fallen VHUYLFH\003SHRSOH\003LQ\003RQH\003VLWH\017\003VDLG\003
25A March 2018 COMMENTARY From Our Community ChaplainAn unanticipated experienceH laincy training at a Washginia, I thought the experience would strengthen my pastoral care skills. It did, just not in the way I anticipated. The small group of clergy and seminstruction to becontrast to what had been expected, we didnt explore insights and counseling techbut what made each of us personally tick. Numerous journal writing assignments recorded our reactions to class tients. These entries were then extenticularly close relationship. Though encouraged to probe my less felt exposed ways that brought empowerment. This demanding self-examination enlarged my capacity for empathy and sense of professional competence. Another unforeseen aspect of the took on our assigned wards. We were portunity for a chaplain to establish lend itself to openings that foster helpful interaction and communication. is constrained by a small room (often shared) and a bed. His or her guard of downtime. Such a circumstance allows a patient the chance to share RSHQO\\000DERXW\003GLru\003HUHQW\003DVSHFWV\003RI\003WKHLU\003 OLYHV\021\003:KHQ\003FKDUDFWHUL]HG\003E\\000ZDUPWK\017\003 spontaneity and depth, this exchange can be a source of healing in and of itself. ily members of all faiths. Our aim was not to bring them closer to a particular surance at a time of medical concern. Though Id enter a hospital room as a a mutually appreciated bond. This dynamic highlights the pobeen conditioned by accustomed refairly circumscribed manner. Think of the classic example of the passengers who meet on an airplane and become stranger is mentioned no less than thirty-six times in the Bible. Is this not function? Whether in a hospital room, on a trip, at a meeting or in myriad other time often possesses the capacity to expand our horizons and unlock new If we are to be a kingdom of called to play a chaplain-like role by treating those we do not know with respect and facilitating possibilities for authentic engagement. To a great degree this responsibility constitutes our spiritual birthright. It points to the need ness and worth at a time when so much in our society militates against it. There are, in the best sense, many strangers among us who represent zles. Our openness to them holds the promise of growth and enhanced wellbeing. 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. Passover begins at sundown on Friday, March 30. Many of the areas temples will hold rstand second-night Seders open to the community. Contact the temples for more information. WE STAND FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE .For more info visit jfedsrq.org The Jewish News 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. Christian-funded immigration to Israel spikes 25 percent in 2017which cannot be named due to security reasons. The Fellowships partnership with new immigrants to Israel does not begin and end at Ben-Gurion Airport. In counseling and other support for olim to help them absorb into Israeli life, including grants of $800 per adult and $400 per child. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews, and build broad support for Israel. Today it is one of the leading forces helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide and is the largest channel of Christian support for Israel. Led by its founder The Fellowship now raises more than $140 million per year, mostly from Christians, to assist Israel and the Jewish people. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.4 billion for this work. The organization ronto and Seoul. For more information, See restaurant or website for full menu. toojays.com | Sarasota | Westeld Siesta Key | 3501 S. Tamiami Trail | 941-362-3692is Passover, whether you choose to celebrate with us or in the comfort of your own home, let TooJays do the preparation for your holiday meal. Call ahead and we will have your order ready; ask about our express pick-up options. To dine in on Friday, March 30 or Saturday, March 31, please call to make a reservation for the 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. seating.
26A March 2018 COMMENTARY continued on next page Read the current and previous editions of The Jewish News online at www.jfedsrq.org. COMMENTARY BRIEFS Opinions and letters printed in The Jewish News of SarasotaManatee Take a second look at the U.S. United Nations relationship Polish-Jewish relations: A case study in what can go wrong T what the United Nations thought about President Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as the introduced at a meeting of the Security Council reto rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as Israels capital. The resolution was supported by 14 Security Council members and was the United States, thus defeating the desired goal of the resolution. The UN wasnt through dealing with this issue. Next, the General Assembly of the organization took up the same issue, calling for rescinding of the action taken by the United States. UN does not get to decide capitals that the United States recognizes or where anti-U.S. and anti-Israel expression. What we see is another blatant attack on Israel by the United Nations. This has happened all too often in the past. In 1975, UN Resolution 3379 was passed by the 16, 1991, when the same General Assembly, responding to pressure brought by the United States, rescinded the It is time to take a second look at the relationship our country has with the blatantly anti-Semitic United Nations. The United States is the largest support of agencies within the UN. It begins with withholding millions of dollars from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. The U.S. contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency is as a statement regarding our countrys dissatisfaction with the way the funds are spent and the lack of responsible conduct by the Palestinians who want the money but do nothing to promote peace in the area. The United States could next consider withdrawing from UN bodies as lead to important decisions. The United Nations is, in all too many ways, an anti-Semitic organization. The United States considers Israel to be one of its ing a price. It is time that the United Nations paid that price. Rabbi Howard A. Simon is the founding chair of The Robert and Esther Heller Israel Advocacy Initiative. Our next generation From the Bimah O n the Seder night, as we sit down together with our children to eat our matzah and joyously celebrate our Exodus from replicating the traditions and practices performed by our parents, grandparents and great grandparents going back thousands of years. How best to transmit our heritage to the next generation? How can we ensure that our grandchildren will celIt is said that inherited wealth lasts for three generations. The same applies to inherited Judaism. Todays young Jews are by and large of the fourth generation. In the fourth generation, Jewish identity is either renewed or it Children at the Seder table. These, one generations. The wise son symbolizes Jewishly. The rebellious son is the second generation who, lacking a meaningful Jewish education, abandoned Jewish identity for social integration. The simple child is the third generation, confused by the mixed messages of religious grandparents and nonreligious parents. The child who cannot eration, who no longer has a memory or context of Jewish life. Todays youth are the fourth generation. They do not take for granted that they will marry another Jew, or establish a Jewish home, or raise Jewish children. Nothing can be taken for granted in the fourth generation, especially in an open society with its huge marketplace of competing ideologies. The fourth generation will choose to ing the sacred history of our people, sensing the richness of Jewish life, understanding the profundity of Judaism. Let us therefore utilize these precious moments of our Seder to truly truly pass the holy baton of Judaism to the next runner in this historical marathon our next generation. WHY THIS MUSLIM WRITES IN A JEWISH NEWSPAPER bia for 13 years, I wanted to reach the people of the book and found the Jerusalem Post a perfect platform. While mind openly, especially when I would Jerusalem Post has so far published all my blogs without any alteration. The fundamental problem with of Israel since its existence, but their prayers still remain unanswered. sentiments of the masses for stupid of law at their will and no one has the courage to stand against this religious anarchy. We should learn from the Jewish religion become a hindrance in their time contributed a lot toward the good of mankind. paper will publish this article. That the Jerusalem Post published it is one of the reasons that I write in this newspaper. (Naseem Khan, Jerusalem Post)MUSLIMS IGNORED JERUSALEM FOR CENTURIES There isnt a member of the Arab League or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation whose right to designate its own capital city is challenged by tians or Latin Americans foreign emone, without exception. Only Israel has EHHQ\003WUHDWHG\003\GLru\003HUHQWO\)65.5 (\021 \000RKDPPHG\003QHYHU\003VDZ\003-HUXVDOHP\003 RU\003ZDONHG\003LWV\003VWUHHWV\036\003KLV\003$UDE\003IROORZ\020 HUV\003GLGQ\266W\003FRQTXHU\003-HUXVDOHP\003XQWLO\003VL[\003 \\000HDUV\003DIWHU\003KLV\003GHDWK\021\003'XULQJ\003WKH\003FHQ\020 WXULHV\003ZKHQ\003YDULRXV\003,VODPLF\003G\\000QDVWLHV\003 controlled Jerusalem, none established Jerusalem as its capital. After 1948, when east Jerusalem tinians placed so low a priority on Jerusalem that the Palestinian National &RYHQDQW\003RI\003\024\034\031\027\017\003WKH\003/\266V\003IRXQG\020 ing charter, makes no reference to it. 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27A COMMENTARY Briefs...continued from previous page COMMENTARY BRIEFS Polish-Jewish relations: A case study in what can go wrong The AJC West Coast Florida oce, located in Sarasota, can be reached at 941.365.4955. O ne day, I fear, what is currently happening in Polish-Israeli and Polish-Jewish relations concession was seen as weakness, if not capitulation. This is particularly true, alas, in Poland right now. pean Union institutions on unrelated among member states, Poland has now chosen to jeopardize its links with Isra el and the Jewish world by going ahead with problematic legislation regarding World War II and the Holocaust. As if all this werent enough for Warsaw, the United States has also spoken up, taking issue with the parlia mentary measure and suggesting that tirely legitimate and understandable security anxieties. Who is there for Poland? Well, for starters, Washington, the actor that, more than any other, has the will and capability to stand alongside Poland. Israel, with its long experibute its NATO accession, in 1999, in United States Senate for the security pacts expansion, notwithstanding considerable opposition from those who Imagine a Poland today without NATO membership in light of whats been happening to the east. Further, why does Poland, by its current action, seek to trigger a reopening of painful and complex historical this? Apart from the hotheads, I can imagine only one political leader outside the country who is grinning, and most trusted friend to begin with. To be sure, some in Israel and the situation worse by pouring oil on the saw attacked mercilessly by German forces on September 1, 1939 was Berlins willing partner in Hitlers Final Solution. immensely painful record of Polish anti-Semitism before, during and after the war, and Poland cannot dodge that nations emerge far stronger from selfexamination than self-denial. not be the beginning and end of the discussion. There is far more to Polands history regarding both Jews and its niently be swept under the rug in a par oxysm of uncontrolled Jewish anger. Poland was brutally occupied by two nations, not one Nazi Germany Stalins orders, in the Katyn Forest. Countless Poles were sent to both Nazi the Battle of Britain. Without them, the Polish cryptographers originally broke the Nazi code, leading to the game-changing breakthroughs at Bletchley Park. The Polish underground alerted the world to the German plan to ex terminate the Jewish people, and one O\\000DW\003WKH\003EDWWOH\003RI\003\000RQWH\003&DVVLQR\003\261\003DV\003 P\\000ODWH\003IDWKHU\017\003ZKR\003ZDV\003WKHUH\017\003WHVWL\277HG\003 and elsewhere in the Allied struggle. In other words, Poland made a Hitlers dream of a thousand-year reign by 988 years. And fast forward to today. Twenty-eight years after Poland the yoke of communism and reconnect community has re-emerged and Israel looks to Warsaw for support in the European Union and at the UN, where it currently sits on the all-important Security Council. Its often said that moderates those willing to listen to others and So far, regrettably, that seems to be the case in this current contretemps. But, as one who cares deeply about all WKDW\266V\003EHHQ\003DFKLHYHG\003VLQFH\003\024\034\033\034\017\003,\003UH fuse to be silent or, for that matter, to abandon my moderation. peace in the area. The United States could next consider withdrawing from UN bodies as lead to important decisions. The United Nations is, in all too many ways, an anti-Semitic organization. The United States considers Israel to be one of its ing a price. It is time that the United Nations paid that price. Rabbi Howard A. 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(Naseem Khan, Jerusalem Post)MUSLIMS IGNORED JERUSALEM FOR CENTURIESThere isnt a member of the Arab League or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation whose right to designate its own capital city is challenged by tians or Latin Americans foreign emone, without exception. Only Israel has controlled Jerusalem, none established Jerusalem as its capital. After 1948, when east Jerusalem tinians placed so low a priority on Jerusalem that the Palestinian National ing charter, makes no reference to it. Only when the Jews returned after the Boston Globe)THE HEART OF THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT or the other. First of all, there has been no serious diplomacy for years. And more than Jerusalem. Lets be clear on why there is an and why it has lasted for more than a century. At the heart of the matter is the unendurable and uncompromisable eignty on Arab land. Tactically useful peace agreements may be permitted, but permanent peace with Israel is not. This is a philosophi cal point rooted in both religious and nationalistic principles that are widely held as sacred in the Palestinian com help end the Palestinian-Israeli con senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, defense for policy in 2001-2005, For eign Policy ) WHY IS ARAB VIOLENCE TAKEN AS A GIVEN?President Trumps announcement that communities from Gaza, and Hamas promised an intifada. The last intifada, the Second Intifada that began in 2001, Why is there not an immediate con demnation of the incitement and calls community impose few expectations EUROPES FAILURE TO EXERCISE THE DIPLOMACY OF TRUTH The intellectual and political resistance by the European Comthe rampant anti-Semitism and ter rorism endemic in Europe today. Europe has denied Israel the right of self-defense despite the rain of Hizbullah missiles on its innocent plied double standards and condemned Israels security fence more than 1,000 killed in terrorist suicide attacks between 2001 and 2004. European leaders showed worst lies about Israel in the UN General Assembly and other UN bodies. Israel must make its demands on Recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital Combat incitement and antiSemitism Israel enterprises Ban the textbooks that encour age incitement in schools End the EUs illegal building in the territories Refuse boycotts or discrimina tion against Israeli products criminate against Israel Promote relationships with those sincerely friendly toward the Jewish state (Fiamma Nirenstein, former mem President of the Committee on Foreign 140 kosher characters: twitter.com/jfedsrq
28A March 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Temple Sinais annual celebration of grandparentsJewish values prominent in social and emotional learning Education Corner F ted about younger generations. downfall of American society. Todays thanks to electronics and social media, seem to be more isolated and at risk for depression than any generation being (online and in real life), continued ing hostilities between our country and others, its hard to reassure our kids morrow, next week or next year. With all of that said, I can assert that there is no better time to be an educator if your goal is to help kids to learn and grow in a holistic manner. In schools across the country and right here in Sarasota County, educators are cial and emotional learning (SEL). In my teachers and I get to see Jewish menschlichkeit ), a commitment to doing good in the world (tikkun olam), lashon ha-ra) and bullying, a desire for peace (shalom), and a dedication to social justice (tzedakah). for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Social and emotional learning is the process through tudes and skills necessary to understand thy for others, establish and maintain sponsible decisions. As communities become more multicultural and mulsocial and economic backgrounds, an increasing number of schools are turnIn a Jewish day school, SEL is right at home alongside our educational philosophy and Judaic curriculum. When children feel respected and much more willing to take risks and try fellow classmates and will look out for one another. The best way to create an part of a community of learners. ing kids how to be part of a commutime at the beginning of the school year to really get to know each other, sharto identify and predict those feelings as well as how to deal with them when they are happening to us. SEL skills are essential they help students succeed in school, career and results, SEL reinforces crucial skills such as decision-making, self-awarestudents to try harder while helping ter prepares them to share ideas with new SEL curriculum components, we explicitly teach peace, compassion and XQGHUVWDQGLQJ\021\003:H\003KDYH\003FUHDWHG\003DQ\003 HQWLUH\003SURIHVVLRQDO\003GHYHORSPHQW\003DQG\003 HYDOXDWLRQ\003UXEULF\003WKDW\003KDV\003\263IRVWHULQJ\003DF\020 FHSWDQFH\264\003DV\003WKH\003YHU\\000\277\003UVW\003JXLGLQJ\003SULQ\020 ciple. At a time when kids may be more comfortable looking down at a screen than face to face with a peer, and likely to know more about the Kardashians than members of their own families, I Dan Ceaser is Head of School at HerThe youth scoop from Temple Beth SholomA denton. In honor of the holiday that celebrates trees, we swung through concluded our celebration with a Tu of traditional fruits and we recited the because of the team-building element Last month, Chalutzim and Kadiyouth turnout for the World Wide Wrap edge regarding the spiritual purpose of our physical rituals. On February 18, Florida. Project at Honeyside Farms on Sunday, \000DUFK\003\025\030\021\003\PRUH\003LQIRUPDWLRQ\017\003FDOO\003 WKH\003WHPSOH\003Rrv\003\003FH\003DW\003\034\027\024\021\\030\030\021\033\024\025\024\021 at the Tu BShevat event at TreeUmph! Debra Landesberg, M.S. rfnrtbntt ttftffbfr trntbtbbfr btfbttr btbtfbtttfrnffbrnfrtbbtb rbb bftbftt rtft b tbbftntbftbfbbbffbf ttfn ntbb f ffbftbrtrtfft nfrtf Preparing for College? STEP TEEN LEADERSHIP TRAINING This event is FREE, but please register atJFEDSRQ.org/STEPFor more information, contact Andrea Eiffert: firstname.lastname@example.org | 941.552.6308Program sponsored by IDEA SLAM STEP Teens are invited to an IDEA SLAMSunday, March 18, 4-6 PMThe Zell Room at Jewish FederationRabbi Yonah Schiller will provide an introduction to Design Thinking and challenge participants to create new strategies for aecting change in our Jewish teen community. Presenter Bio: Rabbi Schiller is Executive Director of Tulane Hillel and 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 communities. 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
29A March 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH LIVE LAUGH CELEBRATE DREAM INSPIRE READ LOVEFor more information, contact Andrea Eiert at email@example.com 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 Community Day School kicks off World ORT science programTemple Sinais annual celebration of grandparents THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY Jewish values prominent in social and emotional learning Preparing students to be LEADERS and GLOBAL CITIZENS Hershorin Schiff Community Day School1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota | (941) 552-2770 www.CommunityDay.org parents Join us for an Open House! S ticipating in the World ORT Kadima from the Rodman High School in Kirylems. Skype session in mid-January. ComUnited States engaged in the current run of the eight-week program. By reading articles, conducting experiments, and through team discusthe animals in the World of Animalia are dying, and will work together to root of the problem. Each member of rate to share their knowledge. Not only are we thrilled at any opportunity to foster interaction with students in Israel, the goals for this program align perfectly with our educational philosophy, said Head of to create global citizens who are probOHP\020VROYHUV\017\003ZKR\003FDQ\003ZRUN\003FRRSHUD\020 WLYHO\)65.6 (\017\003DQG\003ZKR\003KDYH\003HPSDWK\\000IRU\017\003DQG\003 an understanding of people who may EH\003YHU\\000GLru\003HUHQW\003IURP\003WK\HPVHOYHV\021\264 Programs like this teach students KRZ\003WR\003HYDOXDWH\003DQG\003XVH\003LQIRUPDWLRQ\017\003 interact harmoniously with others to reach a goal, and utilize the digital place of the 21st century. The project results will be presented during the A bsolute joy shone on the faces of the children, and this look faces of their audience their grandNannies and more. The Gan at Temple Sinai recently hosted a Gan Grandparent Gatherafternoon of fun. The students, ages 15 months to 5 years old, sang songs Shabbat experience that followed, and learning about the mitzvah of tzedakah. The boys and girls taught about their weekly collection for a charity they will select to donate to at the end of the school year. the family to attend, the Women of Siteered to be grandfriends to our little ones. It was such a special day for all Of course, we could not allow empty-handed. The children shared their photos and poems on a keepsake key chain that was a big hit. Keys were to this new gift. As ing comment heard was, See you the same time next
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2B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Torah Passages and Psalms on IsraelJudaism focuses on the centrality of Zion to its religious being in all manners of its liturgy as it has developed for over 3,000 years. The Book of Psalms expresses so poignantly in Psalm 137: If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy. Count down to Pesach with this class. Join us at 10:30 a.m. West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult per class; $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion materials included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman FRIDAY, MARCH 2Brandeis National Committee General MeetingJoin Brandeis National Committee on The Federation Campus (580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) to hear Maggie Menderski, award-winning Retail and Tourism Reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, who will speak on Where Do People Shop? Find out how shopping patterns impact building and redevelopment in Sarasota. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Attendance is free. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Fran Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service & 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., South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, Friday Night Live for TeensCTeen at Chabad of Sarasota has established a new monthly initiative The teens will join the congregation for the short Shabbat service, which will be followed by a special teen Oneg Shabbat. All teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join to honor the Shabbat with great camaraderie and unique desserts. The free Friday Night Live program runs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. Advance reservations email@example.com.First FridaysJoin Chabad of West Bradenton for Friday night services followed by a 3611 Southern Pkwy. W., Bradenton. For more information, contact Rabbi Kol HaNeshama class on AleynuCongregation Kol HaNeshama will present a class on Aleynu Binderman will lead the free, discussion-based class on this interesting and sometimes misunderstood prayer. Rabbi Jennifer Singer will conduct Shabbat services, starting at 10:00 a.m. The congregations warm and welcoming potluck lunch will bring Shabbat morning to a close. For more SATURDAY, MARCH 3Explore KabbalahExamine the relevance of the worlds oldest spiritual wisdom in this New Age. Explore the ancient teachings of the Kabbalah and their applications Education Center, 21560 Angela Lane, Venice. For more information, email Rabbi Sholom Schmerling at firstname.lastname@example.org.APJA presents Satya WinkelmanThe Association of Professional Jewish Artists (APJA) presents awardwinning feminist ceramicist Satya Winkelman. Join us at 7:30 p.m. for a home and art tour and artist interview. Limited attendance. Cost: $18 to support APJA public programs. By reservation only. Email klapshein@ aol.com.PourEm Another! Purim Celebration & Whiskey Tasting sip and learn about various bourbon varieties from a whiskey expert. The tasting program will utilize the elements of Project-Based Learning, a teaching method that is at the heart of the Community Day education program. Attendees will enjoy dinner by the bite, open bar, music and dancing, live and silent auctions, boutique shopping, and a mystery Michaels On East, 1212 East Avenue S., Sarasota. Tickets are $150 for patrons and $100 for general admission. For more information, contact Iris rfntbtnnntnbnt bnt Fogartyville525 Kumquat Court, SarasotaCommunity Media & Arts Center West Entrance SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIES rfntbrf tfb rf ntb r b t ttnbtfb An Evening to Thank and Honor All Legacy Donors and Partnering Organizations. For more information, contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or email@example.com, or visit JFEDSRQ.org/Events SPONSORED BY SAVE THE DATE! INVITATION TO FOLLOW 140 kosher characters twitter.com/jfedsrq
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4B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE. facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community Ca eine for the SoulJoin the most popular Jewish womens book club in town at 10:00 a.m. at the Chabad Education Center, 21560 Angela Lane, Venice. No cost. For firstname.lastname@example.org. TUESDAY, MARCH 6Holocaust survivors Purim party and luncheonSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeJoin us from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (location TBA) and enjoy a Megillah Play and live entertainment for dancing and listening pleasure. Reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, call Jan Alston at JFCS Temple Sinai Mitzvah DayJoin Temple Sinai and members of the community for a special opportunity to be involved in numerous projects dedicated to performing community service on behalf of children, teens and adults most in need in our community. All ages of the temple congregation and community are encouraged to volunteer for a wide range of activities. Children and teens, along with their families, gain a greater understanding of the joy found SUNDAY, MARCH 4Israeli Art Show Show from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. It features stunning artworks by local Israeli and Jewish artists in various media for viewing and purchase, with all purconcert of Spring Romance on the Piano will be performed by worldrenowned Israeli pianist Eleonora Lvov. Donations greatly appreciated. www.alkatzcenter.org. NCJWs The Blankee BeeThe National Council of Jewish Women has an ongoing project called The Blankee Bee. The project has involved its members in making noas 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 Campus (580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) to make these blankets. For more yahoo.com. MONDAY, MARCH 5Co ee & DiscussionTemple Beth Sholoms Sistherhood and the SaBra Chapter of Hadassah Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about YouKnow-What. Join us at 1:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, Madeline L. Sainer Social Hall, 1050 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Cost: $10. RSVP by com.Pesach Prep Step by StepThe laws of Passover emanated in ancient Israel and continue to be practiced by Jews worldwide. This course will provide you with a step-by-step plan for celebrating Passover Israeli-style, beginning with making your personal Passover timetable on March 5; how to prepare the kitchen for over props on March 26, focusing on Israeli themes to further beautify this years Passover festivities. Join us on these Mondays at 2:00 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult per class; $5 per student; healthy foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly The Wonder of Jewish LiturgyAs part of Temple Beth Israels Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat Miniversity of Judaism, Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman will give a discourse on the marvel of traditional liturgy, exploring the structure, meaning and dynamics of Jewish religious services. The presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Admission is free for TBI members and $10 for nonmembers with pre-registration, and $15 at the mation or to make reservations. Greater Venice Chapter of Hadassah Fashion show Chabad of Sarasota GalaChabad of Sarasota will honor Allie (AKA Maish) Fraidowitz, a longstandingful contributions to Chabad such as organizing the weekly Cafe Maish, bolstering the morning Minyan, and initiating a seasonal Mincha service. Cost: $180 per person. For more information about event tickets, call the LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY Request or view a catalog or register online or by phone www.rclla.org 941-309-5111 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 SPRING TERM MARCH 5 APRIL 27 COURSES + EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL + LECTURES + SPECIAL EVENTS rfnftb ttrrb rfntrbnr rbrbrbr nn nrn rbn rf rnnn rrr wine Congregation Kol HaNeshamaA Synagogue for Everyone Engaging Participatory Spiritualcongkh.org 941.244.2042 Estate/Rummage Sale
5B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Holocaust survivors Purim party and luncheon Estate/Rummage Sale items at incredible prices! The items donated for Temple Emanu-El Sisterstorage units and include indoor and outdoor furniture, electronics, kitchen supplies, appliances, toys, collectibles, tools, sporting equipment, shoes and clothing for all ages, dishes, china, books, DVDs, fabulous tchotchkes, and much more. The community is enthusiastically invited to check out the merchandise and the bargains on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. All proceeds support the religious school. For more inforWEDNESDAY, MARCH 7Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved OnesJoin the National Council of Jewish Women for an enlightening program with speaker Bonnie Friedman. Hospital Warrior is a practical guide to advocating for a loved one. It is also a story of love, family and thriving. The program includes checklists, added resources, templates, and interviews with doctors and other healthcare professionals who provide essential tips and advice. This free program will be held at Turtle Rock Conference Room, 8500 Turtle Rock Blvd., Sarasota. Join us at 12:30 p.m. for refreshments and a meet and greet. The program starts at 1:00 p.m. RSVP to Marcia Schweitzer at email@example.com.Idelson Library Book Review unusual perspectives on the Jewish experience. Judge Judith Barzilay will review Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Taking place over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., this novel will make you laugh, challenge your perceptions, and impress you with its brilliant language. Here I Am follows a fragile family in crisis and examines how they approach their fractured marriage through their religious identity. This free event is open to the public and takes place from 1:15 to 3:30 pm. at Temple Beth Sholom, Band-Desenberg Chapel, 1050 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Light refreshments are served before and after the program. Naiditch Family Foundation Jewish Film Festival Opening NightOur Opening Night screening will feature the Southwest Florida premiere of BenGurion, Epilogue and we are honored to scriptwriter, Yariv Mozer, to SarasotaManatee as our special guest. Yariv graduated with distinction from Tel Aviv Universitys Film and Television Sails in the Rain, The Invisible Men and My First War. His awards including the 2017 Israeli Film and TV Academy Award for Best Documentary. Film Festival sponsors will also have the pleasure of spending time on Opening Night with one additional special guest, Alon Benat Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Non-sponsors may purchase tickets to the Opening Night screening for $25. For comTHURSDAY, MARCH 8Ca eine for the Soul th St. W., Bradenton) for learning and inspiration. Delve into the Torahs timeless wisdom through a stimulating text and discussion-based class (Hebrew reading not necessary). Each class not make the next one. To RSVP and for more information, contact Rabbi Women of Sinais Mah Jongg & More breakfast and catered lunch. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, between Beneva and Swift). For more information, call Karen Worobow at Reality of Peace in IsraelJoin Israeli Shaliach Maor Ben-Arie as he dives into the complex and inperspective during this interactive lecture which will address elements of historical precedence and the modern events that are shaping this critical time in Israeli history. This free event begins at 11:00 a.m. at AvivaA Rugalach RevealedConnie Mederos-Jacobs will share the secrets of making perfect, delectable rugalach at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Admission is free for TBI members and $10 for nonmemor email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make reservations. B Y R I C H A R D H O P K I N S & R E B E C C A H O P K I N S A R R A N G E M E N T S B Y J I M P R O S S E R T H E Y G E T T H E H O U S E R O C K I N G S A R A S O T A H E R A L D T R I B U N E D Y N A M I C T O T A L T H E A T E R 9:00am Service 10:45am Service Featuring Rabbi and Mary Gendler 12:00pm Lunch and Discussion Please join us as we honor Rabbi Everett and Mary Gendler and their contribution to Civil Rights and the Jewish peopleTEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Saturday, April 14 rf ntbf RABBI GENDLER Following lunch we have invited those who also marched with Dr. King to share their experiences. Heschel / King Presented by the Heller CRC and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and hosted by Temple Beth Sholom For more information please contact Jessi Sheslow at email@example.com To RSVP, visit www.jfedsrq.org/events or call Brieana at 941.552.6305FREE EVENT Event Chair, Susan Shimelman
6B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Buon appetito! Now thats Italian!Join the Temple Beth El Mens Club and Sisterhood and Rabbi Michael Jewish community. Come and enjoy good food, good friends, entertainment and wonderful auction items. This event is open to all and begins at 6:00 p.m. at Temple Beth El Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, 5150 Peridia Blvd. East, Bradenton. Reservations required. The cost is $25 per person. For SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Happy Birthday IsraelSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Federation Campus (580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) for an Israel @ 70 celebration featuring the Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and The Shuk Band. Tickets: $18, VIP; $10, general admission. For tickets, call 1.800.838.3006 or visit www.jfedsrq.org/events. SUNDAY, MARCH 11TBS Mens Club Breakfast Lecture Series ing in Sarasota. He will present a PowerPoint slideshow about his parents Holocaust-era experiences, based in part on his mother Alinas published testimony, No Common Place a.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Cost: $5 donation, breakfast included. For more information, please contact Rabbi Sunday at the MoviesTemple Emanu-Els popular Sunday at the Movies series continues with the stunning Sabena Hijacking: My Version. In harrowing testimonies, archival material, exclusive interviews and riveting re-enactments, the Black September terrorists. This event, and its aftermath, raises political and moral issues that continue to be debated and that shape the Israel of Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Cost: $5 at the door. For Temple Sinais Chazzan Cli Abramsons Cabaret performers of all ages for an entertaining evening all about the lighter South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). Cost: $18 per person. All proceeds go to the MONDAY, MARCH 12Jewish Film Festival screenings Hollywood 20 Regal Cinemas The Wedding Plan Amor Mr. Predictable A Heartbeat Away Operation Wedding A Quiet Heart An Israeli Love Story Ben-Gurion, EpilogueNCJW Book ClubNational Council of Jewish Womens Book Club will meet at 1:00 p.m. at sion is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, and will be reviewed by Nancy information and to sign up, email Barbara Aferiat at firstname.lastname@example.org. What We Do. From PJ Library through teen leadership missions to womens events, Club Fed, and Fifty Shades of J, to senior services your Federation provides support throughout Sarasota and Manatee. jfedsrq.org 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 J O I N U S FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 7:30 PME njoy the holiday of Fre e dom at an inspirational Se der, comple te with a gourmet Passover dinne r, hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, and four cups of exquisite wine. SHABBAT, MARCH 31, 9:15 PMJoin Rabbi Me ndy & Chanie at the ir traditional family se der. A T T H E C H A B A D H O U S E 5 7 1 2 L O R R A I N E R O A D C H A B A D O F B R A D E N T O N & L A K E W O O D R A N C H i n v i t e s y o u t o j o i n i n R e s e r v e b e f o r e M A R C H 5 & r e c e i v e a $ 5 d i s c o u n t C O S T $ 5 0 a d u l t $ 3 6 c h i l d r e n ( a g e s 3 1 2 ) $ 5 0 0 s p o n s o r N o o n e w i l l b e t u r n e d a w a y d u e t o l a c k o f f u n d s F o r m o r e i n f o a n d t o r e s e r v e : 9 4 1 7 5 2 3 0 3 0 / i n f o @ c h a b a d o f b r a d e n t o n c o m w w w c h a b a d o f b r a d e n t o n c o m B H
7B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS TUESDAY, MARCH 13Jewish Film Festival screenings Hollywood 20 Regal Cinemas Between Worlds Operation Wedding An Israeli Love Story The Womens Balcony In Between A Heartbeat Away The Wedding Plan Mr. PredictableMitzvah 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 gather monthly to craft and socialize, and our beautiful handiwork has been donated to local new parents as well as needy families in SarasotaManatee and in Israel. Bring your needles or crochet hook and a favorite pattern well supply the yarn and great company! The group meets at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information, email Susan Bernstein at email@example.com. CTeen Escape!Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeTeens will remember the escape from Egypt with an exciting trip to The Escape Room! They will also pack matzah boxes for the community. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Special thanks to The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee for sponsoring CTeen 5778. An annual CTeen membership is $180 and includes all events, trips and dinners, excluding the International Shabbaor firstname.lastname@example.org. 92nd Street Y at Temple Beth IsraelYuval Harari and Dan Ariely will discuss Future Think From Sapiens to Homo Deus. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. event at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Desserts will be provided. Admission is free for TBI members and $10 for nonmembers with pretbi-lbk.org for more information or to make reservations. Eye Care Excellence in All Stages of LifeSchedule an appointment with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists: Murray Friedberg, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. Scott Silverman, M.D. Robert Sambursky, M.D. Pooja Khator, M.D. Allison Menezes, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Jody Abrams, M.D. Paul Brannan, M.D. 217 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton 6310 Health Park Way, Ste. 340, Lakewood Ranch 1427 S. Tamiami Trail, SarasotaCoastalEye.com (941)748-1818 Garry Condon, M.D. J O I N U S FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 7:30 PME njoy the holiday of Fre e dom at an inspirational Se der, comple te with a gourmet Passover dinne r, hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, and four cups of exquisite wine. SHABBAT, MARCH 31, 9:15 PMJoin Rabbi Me ndy & Chanie at the ir traditional family se der. A T T H E C H A B A D H O U S E 5 7 1 2 L O R R A I N E R O A D C H A B A D O F B R A D E N T O N & L A K E W O O D R A N C H i n v i t e s y o u t o j o i n i n R e s e r v e b e f o r e M A R C H 5 & r e c e i v e a $ 5 d i s c o u n t C O S T $ 5 0 a d u l t $ 3 6 c h i l d r e n ( a g e s 3 1 2 ) $ 5 0 0 s p o n s o r N o o n e w i l l b e t u r n e d a w a y d u e t o l a c k o f f u n d s F o r m o r e i n f o a n d t o r e s e r v e : 9 4 1 7 5 2 3 0 3 0 / i n f o @ c h a b a d o f b r a d e n t o n c o m w w w c h a b a d o f b r a d e n t o n c o m B H Israel Happy Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy a celebratory, family-friendly birthday party for Israel! MARCH 11, 2018 7PM Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Federation Campus (580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota)[ PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE ]PRESENTS Performance by KESHET CHAIM DANCE ENSEMBLEMusic by THE SHUK BAND 0 7 Contact Jessi Sheslow 941.343.2109 or email@example.com or visit jfedsrq.org/Israel70 NOW! Tickets on saleHONORARY CHAIRSALAN AND RUTH ADES TOM AND KAREN BERNSTEIN GERRY, RUTH ZL AND MIRIAM DANIEL ALFRED ZL AND JEAN GOLDSTEIN LARRY GREENSPON AND MARY GRATEHOUSE JONATHAN AND MICHELLE MITCHELL REV. TOM PFAFF ROBERT AND LINDA ROSENBLUTH BETTY SCHOENBAUMTICKETS ARE $10 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION AND $18 FOR VIP We 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: RICHARD BERGMAN BEATRICE FRIEDMAN AND FAMILY ESTHER AND ROBERT HELLER HERSHORIN AND SCHIFF FAMILIES JOAN AND BART LEVENSON MALKIN AND KALIN FAMILIES SALLY AND SAM SHAPIRO ZL AND FAMILY ANNE AND BARRY STEINFor tickets visit jfedsrq.org/events or call 1.800.838.3006 questions?HIGH-ENERGY, CROSS-GENRE BAND... Having performed in over 30 countries worldwide, The Shuk is one of the leading international music groups. THE JERUSALEM POSTCOCHAIRS: EDIE CHAIFETZ AND SARANEE NEWMAN Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets. Visit jfedsrq.org rf
8B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14Jewish Film Festival screenings Hollywood 20 Regal Cinemas A Quiet Heart The Womens Balcony The Wedding Plan Operation Wedding Mr. Predictable Between Worlds A Heartbeat Away Amor In Between Temple Beth Israel Mr. Predictable An Israeli Love StoryTemple Emanu-El Lunch with the Rabbis Rabbi Michael Shefrin and friendly, interesting companions for lunch, socializing and discussion of current events and subjects of Jewish interest! All are invited to this popular, stimulating and enjoyable program. Attendees are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch and are also welcome to company are provided. The event begins at noon at Temple EmanuCrash course in Israeli historyThis special class will help to prepare you to combat the tidal wave of misinformation, mythology and false accusations hurled at Jews, especially teenage and college students, in public forums and in the media. The history of Israel is a miraculous story that will be told by instructor Lawrence documents. Never be left again unable to defend the State of Israel against hate speech based in lies! Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy foods and discussion materials included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman Temple Beth El International Film Series French comedy Rue Mandar with the death of their beloved Polish immigrant mother. Sisters Emma and Rosemonde and their brother Charles are obliged to deal with the personal Temple Beth El Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, 5150 Peridia Blvd. East, Bradenton. Cost: $10 for members; $13 for nonmembers. For reservations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-343-2111 We hope you feel at home and become active members of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community. We Welcome You! CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM P assover CelebrationJoin us as we celebrate Passover with a warm, wonderful, humanistic HaggadahSATURDAY, MARCH 31, 6:00 PM Congregation for Humanistic Judaism wishes a Happy Passover to all !Michaels On East 1212 East Avenue, Sarasota Members $55 Non-members $65 Children under 12 $25 Reservation deadline: March 23 or call 941.929.7771 Children under 12 $25 Reservation deadline: March 23 C C C C C C C o o o o C o C C o C C o C C o C C o C n n n n o n o o n o o n o o n o g g g g n g n n g n n g n n g n r r r r g r g g r g or call or call For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. 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 email@example.comDownload the media kit at www.TheJewishNews.org Introduce Your Business to a Powerful Demographic. INDEPENDENCE DAYISRAEL SAVE THE DATE TRADITIONAL ISRAELI FOOD AND FAMILY FUN SUNDAY, APRIL 15! Join us as we celebrate Israels 70th Birthday!Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County 3100 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4-6pm What: A traditional Israel Independence Celebration Info: JFEDSRQ.org/Events 0 7 For more information, contact Maor Ben-Arie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.780.9576
9B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS THURSDAY, MARCH 15Jewish Film Festival screenings Hollywood 20 Regal Cinemas An Israeli Love Story A Heartbeat Away A Quiet Heart Ben-Gurion, Epilogue In Between Amor Operation Wedding Between Worlds A Quiet Heart Documentary: About FaceThe Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ), which meets at Unity (3023 Proctor Rd., Sarasota), welcomes Victoria Baum, who will present the documentary, About Face. This movie is based on the book The Enemy I Knew, and documents the World War II stories of young Jewish men in Europe and North Africa. Baums father, Bernard Baum, was one of the U.S. soldiers who were immigrants and enlisted in the military in hopes language. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Cost: free email@example.com.Film and the Jewish CommunityBefore she became AvivaA Campus for Senior Lifes onsite rabbi, Rabbi New York. Journeying across the globe from Russia to Israel to the United States, Rabbi Anne saw Judaism through the eyes of a camera. Join her for this incredible lecture where she will discuss her experience and debut a Rosh Chodesh Society course Chabad of SarasotaAll women are invited to the Rosh Chodesh Society course Pause & this is a 7-part monthly course, each segment stands alone. This months segment, entitled Sacred Symbolisms, will discuss how Shabbat foods carry powerful memories, and how the various traditional foods also convey profound messages about Shabbat and about life, transforming our Shabbat meals into a higher state of consciousness. For assistance with underwriting this course, appreciation is extended to Anne Stein. All women are welcome! Cost: free for Rebbetzin Circle, $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Anyone joining Nshei Chabad Womens Rosh NCWSarasota@gmail.com. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture 838 N T amiami T r ail Sar asota, FL 34236 941.365.2494 T hePlay er s .or g G I R L FUNNY The Music al H E L L O G O R G E O U S M a r c h 2 8 A p r i l 1 5 T i c k e t s : $ 3 2 / $ 2 7 / $ 1 4 S t u d e n t M u s i c b y J u l e S t y n e L y r i c s b y B o b M e r r i l l B o o k b y I s o b e l L e n n a r t f r o m a n o r i g i n a l s t o r y b y M i s s L e n n a r t rf ntbrnt nn rfrntnbnfntnrn fnnnnnnt rbrbnbrbrbrnnnb THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE E J E W R A T A T A Every woman matters here.The Womens Giving Circle [ Maagal Nashim] is a giving circle that empowers women as funders, decision makers and agents of change. Each member contributes the same amount, and each has an equal voice in directing our funds. The giving circle model multiplies individual actions, creating a tremendous collective impact. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org OUR MISSIONTo enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who are in need of help and live in Israel. Send your Jewish Happenings to email@example.com For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. 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
10B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS PJ Library Strawberry Fields ShabbatSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeCelebrate Shabbat at Hunsader Farms (5500 CR 675, Bradenton) with a petting zoo, Shabbat blessings, songs, movement and story time. Bring a picnic lunch, pick fresh strawberries and enjoy a train ride. There will also be ice cream for the kids. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register at jfedsrq.org/events. For more information, contact Rabbi SATURDAY, MARCH 17 FRIDAY, MARCH 16Jewish Film Festival screenings Hollywood 20 Regal Cinemas In Between Ben-Gurion, Epilogue The Wedding Plan The Womens Balcony A Quiet Heart Mr. Predictable Between Worlds A Heartbeat Away Amor Shabbat dinner celebrating new Torahs anniversaryJoin Chabad of Sarasota (7700 Beneva Road) at 7:00 p.m. for a festive Shabbat dinner. Along with delectable food and great camaraderie, the event will feature a special presentation by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz enfree of charge, reservations are required by Wednesday, March 7. For more firstname.lastname@example.org.Kol HaNeshamas New Members Shabbat members by inviting them to take a group aliyah Jennifers inspiring dvar Torah will connect the new beginnings of starting Leviticus with the new members becoming part of the Kol HaNeshama family. Following services, the potluck luncheon will include a festive dessert to mark the 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? IDEA SLAM T F J C Y HLIFE & LEGACYis a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, e Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee and ten other local Jewish organizations that promote aer-lifetime giving to benet synagogues, social service organizations, Jewish day schools and other Jewish entities. e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is the only local or ganization focused on the wholeall of us thriving together. We are the center of Jewish lifeserving as community convener; foster ing an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strength ening services that connect our constituents to their Jewish identity.Y J F Lr Gf 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. To discuss creating your Jewish legacy, please contact:Ilene Fox 941.343.2111 or email@example.com How will you assure Jewish tomorrows? By leaving a Legacy today! JFEDSRQ.ORG/LrTHE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE Klingenstein Jewish Center | 580 McIntosh Rd. | Sarasota, FL 34232 | JFEDSRQ.org
11B March 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS PJ Library Strawberry Fields Shabbat Naiditch Family Foundation Jewish Film Festival Closing EventOur closing event will feature the clasExodus. The ticket price includes Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, Exodus is a screen adaptation of the bestof 611 Holocaust survivors to defy the blockade of the occupying British government and sail to Palestine on the sea vessel Exodus. The second declared state from annihilation. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Sahib Shriners Auditorium, 600 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota. Non-sponsors may purchase tickets to the closing event for $25. For complete details or SUNDAY, MARCH 18IDEA SLAMSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeShapiro Teen Engagement Program (STEP) teens are invited to this creative and innovative workshop with Tulane University Hillel Rabbi, Yonah Schiller, who will present an introduction to Design Thinking: the process of using creative strategies to resolve issues and create new opportunities. Develop big ideas about what can happen in our Jewish community to engage teens in more meaningful ways. This event, sponsored by STEP, is p.m. in the Zell Room on The Federation Campus, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota. Please register at jfedsrq.org/events. For more information, call Chabad of Sarasota Mens Club breakfast meetingEnjoy the best kosher breakfast in Sarasota, including bagels, lox and by an informative presentation by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz entitled The Seder in Short Order. This event is open to the entire community and women welcome. Cost: $7 for Club 770 members; $10 for nonmembers. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Heart Transplants, Miraculous Technology, Personal Experiences Rosenbaum will describe their amazing and unique experiences after a.m., followed by lectures and a Q&A session. The event takes place at JCV, 600 N. Auburn Ave., Venice. Cost: a donation of $7 to cover the cost of food. Reservations required. For more information and to RSVP, call the Jewish War Veterans meetingJewish War Veterans, Sarasota/Manatee Post 172, will hold its next meeting is the featured meeting of the year, where Post 172 honors four JROTC cadets, one each from Riverview, Sarasota, Booker and Lakewood Dining Room of Kobernick House. The Award Ceremony follows, where each nominated Cadet will be presented with a Patriot medal, ribbon Ceremony. For this event, all Kobernick veterans, along with JWV at the door. Since this meeting is always well attended, parking will be at a premium. If you are unable to park around the circle or along the lake near the entrance to Aviva, there is always ample parking in C lot. You may park in any uncovered space that is not already occupied. For further information or directions, please contact Stan Levinson, Commander, Post LGBTQ Life in IsraelTemple Emanu-Els Israel Committee is proud to present a special program led by Community Shaliach Maor Ben-Arie. All are invited to learn about to support and advocacy organizations, and service in the Israel Defense Forces. A PowerPoint presentation, engaging narratives, and questions and answers will illuminate this important topic. This free event begins at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more Jewish Genealogical Society of SWFL presentationUntil the dissolution of Poland in 1772, Jews were not allowed into Russia. Russia inherited 50,000 Jews that year. During the next 120 years, startImperial Russia. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Kobernick building Childrens Day in honor of Liora GoldbergBring your family to create festive Passover crafts and keepsakes to make this holiday truly memorable and beautiful with special handmade projects. All materials will be supplied, including paints, brightly-colored canvas bags to decorate, and bindings for handmade books. This day of creativity and spirituality is dedicated annually to the honor of Liora at 2:30 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $12 per participant. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, call Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_617_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 6/6/17 3:07 PM Friendly but serious game! Do you play??? Thursdays / 12pm to 4ishJERUSALEM ROOM, FEDERATION CAMPUS 582 MCINTOSH ROAD$5 pie.Contact Marilyn Oslander941.email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org For lots of useful stuff, visit www.jfedsrq.org.
12B JEWISH HAPPENINGS TUESDAY, MARCH 20Scholar-in-Residence lecture with Rabbi Yonah SchillerSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeRabbi Yonah Schiller is the executive director of Tulane Hillel and also serves as an adjunct professor at Tulane University, teaching courses on Jewish mysticism and an introduction to Jewish civilization. The lecture takes place from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Federation Campus, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota. For tickets, visit jfedsrq.org/scholar-in-residence.Art in the Afternoonin Operas Shades of Love by Jack Kahgan. The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in The Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Ave., Saracom).Sarasota Jewish Singles dinner meetingThe Sarasota Jewish Singles is an outreach program of Temple Beth Israel 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, laughter and a time to turn acquaintances into lifelong friends. Join us at 6:00 p.m. at Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, #1175, Sarasota. To make a reservation or for more information, call or text Rosalyn Rosh Chodesh Society course Chabad of Bradenton meanings of the foods at the Shabbat meals. Shabbat-themed food will be served. Join us at 7:30 p.m. at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. The course fee is $75 (textbooks included), or $18 per class. Jewish Women Circle members are entitled to a $5 discount. For more chabadofbradenton.com. Caring for Our CommunityJoin the National Council of Jewish Women for a Lunch & Learn program Behavioral Healthcare has been Caring for Our Community by providing adolescents, adults, seniors and their families who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. Learn about its services in the mental in Florida. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A. (Venue TBA) For further information, please email Karen Pariser at email@example.com. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21Israeli Films: Judea and SamariaAs Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, our Israeli brethren are seeking your support through tourism to Judea and Samaria, where todays Jewish pioneers are building their lives in imminent danger every day. Todays movies have been sent here from Israel in order to help American Jews Please open your hearts to the real-time struggles of our people and see their lives from the inside. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; On David Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern IsraelSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manateend Street Y featuring some of the most compelling personalities, dealing with p.m. at Temple Beth El Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, 5150 Peridia Blvd. Second Annual Florence Katz Memorial ConcertFlorence Katz, Temple Beth Israels longtime choir director, will be remembered and honored by the renowned TBI choir at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Admission is free for TBI members and $10 for nonmembers with pre-registration, and $15 information or to make reservations. The Jewish News is also available online. Visit The Jewish News page at www.jfedsrq.org and youll be just one click away! 941.364.9514 @MYSFF S A R A S O T A F I L M F E S T I V A L C O M April 13 Opening Night Film & Block Party April 21 Closing Night Film & W rap Party
13B JEWISH HAPPENINGS Yiddish Language and LiteratureThe SaBra Chapter of Hadassah is pleased to present Baila Miller, who will speak on Yiddish Language and Literature. Many of us are languagechallenged when it comes to Yiddish. Nevertheless, you will completely understand and enjoy Bailas presentation. Join us at 11:30 a.m. in the Zell Room on The Federation Campus, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. A THURSDAY, MARCH 22Master of Color: Exploring the Work of David HockneyJoin Judy Levine, President of the Florida Association of Art Teachers, as one of the fathers of the modern-day Pop Art movement, Hockneys work This interactive discussion will cover the evolution of his work, including its dramatic change once he moved to the United States. This free event TBS Shabbat service in Lakewood RanchThe Lakewood Ranch service is an additional Friday night service to the 6:30 p.m. service held at Temple Beth Sholom at our Tuttle location in wood Ranch residents, Cantor Neil Newman and Cantor Aaron Marcus. The 7:30 p.m. service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat and takes place at The Windsor, 8220 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. RSVPs are not necessary, but are welcome to plan for set-up and the Oneg Shabbat. RSVP Saranee Newman at 612.220.2382. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Temple Sinais Hats O to Volunteers GalaJoin Temple Sinai members, friends and family for a joyous evening of dinner, dancing and a silent auction as we thank all of our amazing 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Cost: $150 per person. For SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Symposium: Traumatic Brain Injury and StrokeTemple Emanu-Els Social Action Committee presents a symposium on the important topics of stroke and traumatic brain injury. Join leading care providers, and survivors for a discussion about brain injury, cognitive impairment, coping with diagnosis, what to expect after an injury, and resources for help and healing. You likely know a survivor of traumatic brain injury, whether you realize it or not. Here is the place to learn more. Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. SUNDAY, MARCH 25CKids Junior Matzah ChefCalling all children to unleash their culinary genius to compete in chal lenges and create a new twist on traditional Pesach foods. The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to noon at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Cost: $10; free to CHS students. For more information, contact Remembering to Rejoicing: The Legacy of Anne Frank and the Miracle of IsraelSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeThe Sarasota Jewish Chorale, under the leadership of Artistic Director 6:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Part one honors Anne Frank with Holocaust overtones. Part two pays tribute to the 70th birthday of Israel with memorable pieces such as Exodus and by instrumentation and a slideshow. The Chorale will premiere a work honoring Israel, commissioned especially for its 18th birthday. A reception follows the concert. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PMAviva(1951 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota) Sharing Family Stories about the Formation of Israel (by local residents with Israeli roots) Hebrew and Yiddish songs by Sharon and David Ohrenstein Israel Heritage Handout Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee RSVP by April 12 to Kim Sheintal (JGS of SW FL President) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-921-1433 to make sure enough handouts are printed Jewish Genealogical Society of Southwest Florida presentsISRAEL HERITAGE CELEBRATION 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. Bring a Friend Shadow DayThe school choice window for Sarasota and Manatee county students runs through Friday, March 16. To give area families a taste of its Community Day School invites area students in grades K-8 to experience a day at its school. Visiting students will be paired with Community Day students and enjoy core classes and enrichment programs throughout the day. A limited number of spaces are available in each grade and registration is required. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. To RSVP or for more information, call Amy Meese MONDAY, MARCH 26 Understanding Macular DegenerationOver 10 million Americans are currently dealing with the severe loss of vision associated with macular degeneration. Dr. Paul Runge is an expert a cure. Join him as he discusses macular degenerations history, current treatment methods, and the cutting-edge research of tomorrow. This free Honore Ave., Sarasota. For more information or to register, please call THURSDAY, MARCH 29
14B March 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD Take our publications on the go with the ISSUU app!issuu.com/thejewishnews continued from page 24A BRIEFS PENCE SAYS U.S. EMBASSY TO MAKE JERUSALEM MOVE NEXT YEAR ON FASTER TIMETABLEThe U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, Vice President Pence said Monday, January 22, in Israels parliament. After President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital in December, the State Department began looking for a possible site on which to build an embassy to replace the existing one in Tel Aviv. The administration weighed whether to build an entirely new embassy, which could take as long as a decade and be very expensive, or whether cial said the building being eyed is the U.S. consular service building in the Arnona neighborhood, which opened in 2010 on a site originally slated for the embassy. (Washington Post)ISRAELS REMARKABLE DIPLOMATIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2017 During 2017, Israel secured a series of unprecedented diplomatic global and regional recognition of a shared threat from totalitarian Islamism, as well as an appreciation of Israels capacity to contribute in President Trumps declaration on December 6, 2017, that the American administration recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and is planning to move the American embassy there constitutes a sigwhich has been ongoing since U.S. position on Jerusalem. For ing, the president has recognized that Israel is the sovereign in Jerusalem. The willingness to present reality as it is, after two generations of succumbing to Arab and Islamic pressures and threats, constiachievement. The American move abandon the patterns of appeasing Palestinians and deliberately creating a position gap with Israel. In May 2017, an American president chose Israel as one of the deshis meeting with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, President Trump publicly demanded that the PA of families of Palestinian prisoners and martyrs (terrorists). In June, Prime Minister Netanyahu was the sole non-African speaker at the summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia. Later that month was the tripartite Israelsaloniki to discuss the production of energy in the eastern Mediterranean. In July, Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi came for a three-day visit to Israel (and to Israel alone). Israels relationship with India is rooted in both countries selfimage as democracies opposed by ruthless Islamist enemies. In September, Netanyahu met Egyptian President el-Sisi on the since el-Sisi came to power in 2013. The mere fact that a public meeting took place let alone in a relaxed mood and garnering positive coverage illustrated the vast transformation in Israels standing in the region. (Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies)ISRAEL TRIES ARABIC OUTREACH Israel is using the Arabic language to seek common ground with Tehrans enemies. With 1.2 million followers on his Arabic Facebook page and more than 181,000 on Twitter, Maj. Avichay Adraee is the face of the Israeli armys messaging campaign. For Israel, social media has become a way to engage with Arabs and reinforce a growing alignment with Sunni Muslim Arab states. In one of Adraees most intense Hizbullah last year tweeted a picture of himself in uniform with a message that his group was going to conquer northern Israel. Adraee responded: If you dare, we will surprise you. (Rory Jones and Nazih Osseiran, Wall Street Journal)STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FROM HEAD OF SAUDI-BASED MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, celebrating the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz sympathy with the victims of the continued on next page To discuss creating your Jewish legacy, contact LIFE & LEGACY director:Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or email@example.comJFEDSRQ.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? SPONSORED BY VISIT JFEDSRQ.ORG/ISRAEL70 FOR ALL DETAILS DATE ORGANIZATION EVENT NAMEA World of Jazz Sarasota Jazz Festival Remembering to Rejoicing: The Legacy of Anne Frank and the Miracle of Israel Israel Heritage Celebration Jazz Club of Sarasota Sarasota Jewish Chorale Jewish Genealogical Society of Southwest Florida MARCH 8 10 MARCH 25 APRIL 15 Our Federation is proud to partner with area organizations to help bring Israel @ 70 to Sarasota-Manatee and celebrate with as many people as possible! EVENTS SPONSORED FEDERATION Join Us! CULTURE HERITAGE LEGACY
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The mere fact that a public meeting took place let alone in a relaxed mood and garnering positive coverage illustrated the vast transformation in Israels standing in the region. (Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies)ISRAEL TRIES ARABIC OUTREACHIsrael is using the Arabic language to seek common ground with Tehrans enemies. With 1.2 million followers on his Arabic Facebook page and more than 181,000 on Twitter, Maj. Avichay Adraee is the face of the Israeli armys messaging campaign. For Israel, social media has become a way to engage with Arabs and reinforce a growing alignment with Sunni Muslim Arab states. In one of Adraees most intense Hizbullah last year tweeted a picture of himself in uniform with a message that his group was going to conquer northern Israel. Adraee responded: If you dare, we will surprise you. (Rory Jones and Nazih Osseiran, Wall Street Journal)STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FROM HEAD OF SAUDI-BASED MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, celebrating the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz sympathy with the victims of the Briefs...continued from previous page continued on next page Holocaust, an incident that shook humanity to the core, and created an event whose horrors could not be denied or underrated by any fair-minded or peace-loving person. the highest degree of penal sanctions and among the worst human atrocities ever. a crime to distort history and an insult to the dignity of those innocent souls who have perished...Islam... decrees that anyone who assaults and kills an innocent soul will be held accountable as if he has killed all people. (Dr. Mohammad Al Issa, Washington Institute for Near East Policy) IRAN AND HIZBULLAH ARE TAKING ISRAELS THREATS SERIOUSLY to deter the threatening elements and use international leverages of sian President Vladimir Putin, for example). There are still no Shiite militia border, Hizbullah doesnt have a considerable number of precisionguided missiles yet, and there are no Iranian factories for improving the accuracy level of surfaceto-surface missiles in Syria or Lebanon. There are, however, preparations and attempts by the Iranian Quds Force and Hizbullah to build such a factory in Lebanon, after a similar factory was destroyed in a bombing in Syria. The Iranians believe Israel wont dare strike in Lebanon for fear missiles and lead to war. They believe there is mutual deterrence between Israel and Hizbullah, which allows them to fearlessly build the missile accuracy improvement factories in Lebanon. Israels political-security establishment, however, has conveyed to the Iranians and Hizbullah that their assessment is wrong: We have red lines, and if precision missile factories are built in Lebanon, or if we detect Shiite militias act to remove the threat without any hesitations, even if this leads to an escalation and war. If there is an escalation, well act immediately, with full force. Unlike you, Israel is already prepared, right now, to defend itmeans, and your side stands to much more than Israel would suffer. So you better think very carefully if you want Lebanon to return to the Stone Age for the sake of a precision-improvement factory. There are signs that Iran and Hizbullah are taking Israels messages seriously. Hizbullah has yet to reIranians, even the Revolutionary non now in light of the economic situation at home. The Iranians are now focused on expanding their presence and infrom rebuilding that country. A war in Lebanon would thwart that too. (Ron Ben-Yishai, veteran Israeli military correspondent, Ynet News) Get to know Israel and her people! 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