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NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL PERMIT 167A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeKlingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232Annual voluntary subscription: $25FEDERATION NEWS June 2018 Sivan/Tammuz 5778 Volume 48, Number 6 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World 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.org LIFE & LEGACY TM program raises continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 12 Community Focus 14 Jewish Happenings 18 Jewish Interest 24 Israel & the Jewish World 27 Commentary 29 Focus on Youth 31 Life CycleTemple Sinai youth groups mitzvah projects Community Day School students enjoy adventures in Israel March of the Living: A journey from destruction to rebirthOne year ago, launched an initiative to transform the philanthropic culture of Sarasota-Manatees Jewish community with the LIFE & LEGACY program. The four-year program, which joins similar the country, is a partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and managed by the Federation in this region. Through the program, lay leaders gogues, social service agencies, and day schools receive training, support and monetary incentives to start conversations, secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. year of the initiative at the LIFE & LEGACY Celebration on April 26 at Michaels On East. Gisele Pintchuck, the director of the program at the Federation, welcomed the enthusiastic audience, reporting that the results have been extraordinary. Our original goal the program, she said to the packed audience. We raised an astounding $8.8 million in promised gifts for our received by the designated organizations. Its truly remarkable. The 11 local agencies that are partners in the program are AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, Chabad of Sarasota, Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch, Chabad of Venice & nity Day School, JFCS of the Suncoast, The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai. awards were given out to organizations Chabad of Sarasota, Chabad of Venice 11 6 29 PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT DISCLAIMERThis issue of The Jewish News contains a paid political advertisement. The ad does not re ect the views of, or serve as endorsement by, the sta or leadership of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. We are proud to announce that has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This coveted rating demcommitment to accountability and transparency. This is Charity Navigators highest possible rating and industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work. Only a quarter of rated charities achieve this distinction. Howard Tevlowitz, executive director of the Federation, said, We are honored to have achieved this distinction, demonstrating our trustworthiness to the public. Its important our donors trust that we are using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission in Sarasota-Manatee. See page 10

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2 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS LIFE & LEGACY...continued from page 1 & North Port, JFCS of the Suncoast, The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, Temple Beth Sholom and were issued to organizations that secured 18-24 legacy commitments. These included AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, Chabad of Bradenton & Community Day School, Temple Beth Israel and Temple Sinai. Several community leaders spoke at the event. This wonderful program helps to create a better future for our Jewish organizations and enables us to bond with community members through their pledges on a profound level, said Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz of Chabad of Sarasota. Tonight, I and all the guests seated at my table, feel proud to be Jewish and to be part of something that and political views. Heidi Brown, CEO of JFCS of the Suncoast, added that the LIFE & LEGACY initiative impacts not only our Jewish healing program but all the clients we serve, including at-risk youth, families facing homelessness, veterans, seniors and those impacted by cancer. We are grateful and appreciative for everyones support. Anne Spindel, a member of the Federations board of directors and chair of Federations LIFE & LEGACY initiative, said she was thrilled to see the large turnout for the event. Its wonderful to see our community come together in common cause with such vibrancy and strength, she says. Its such a positive and dynamic program, and ensures our ability to build for the future. Howard Tevlowitz, the Federations executive director, thanked the mitment to the future of our community. True leadership doesnt require changing the world. A leader can choose to lead a community service initiative, help those in need, support a synagogue or simply be a helpful, supportive friend and family member. Whatever type of leader you choose to be, you can make an impact. To me, that is what a true leader, a true hero, does for his people. He helps each inlies within, and you connect to that strength. Betty Schoenbaum, a renowned philanthropist and social activist, also touched the audience with her heartfelt words. Im interested in keeping Judaism alive for generations to come, she told the audience. Im prouder and prouder for being a Jew in this world. Its up to us to continue the wonderful work were doing, keeping Judaism alive. It is very important that you are here to be sure that generations later, Judaism will be here in Sarasota and Manatee counties. For more information about the LIFE & LEGACY program, contact gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org. on display FEBRUARY 10 JULY 15 AT THE FHM 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 SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIES rfntbrf tfb rf ntb r b t ttnbtfb Sarasota-Manatees Only Jewish NewspaperSERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1971 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World . . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT F HAPPY PASSOVER Advertise in The Jewish News, and Connect with Your Community! More than 60% of readers earn $75,000+, with a quarter earning more than $150,000 annually Over half of readers hold a college or advanced degree More than half of readers frequently purchase products or services from ads seen in our publication well-educated and discerning Jewish households in our area. Contact Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgDownload the media kit at www.TheJewishNews.org Introduce Your Business to a Powerful Demographic. FELDMANWEALTH ADVISORY JOSEPH M. FELDMAN, CFP CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER PROFESSIONAL941.260.9174 | JFELDMAN@FELDMANWA.COM | www.feldmanwa.com INVESTMENTS | FINANCIAL PLANNING | INSURANCESECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH VALMARK SECURITIES, INC. MEMBER FINRA, SIPC. INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH VALMARK ADVISERS, INC., A SEC REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISOR. 130 SPRINGSIDE DRIVE, AKRON, OH 44333. 800-765-5201. FELDMAN WEALTH ADVISORY, LLC IS A SEPARATE ENTITY FROM VALMARK SECURITIES, INC. AND VALMARK ADVISERS, INC. For a 24-hour period on May 1 and 2, our Federation, along Manatee, participated in Giving Chal74,682 gifts were made for a total of $6.1 million. The Patterson Foundaraised to $11.7 million. This was the sixth Giving Challenge initiative in our The Federations marketing campaign centered on a revolving set of graphics with the slogan, Your Federation: Where Judaism comes to life. In the 24-hour period, 248 generous eration. Combined with the matching dollars from The Patterson Foundation, you to everyone who participated in the lives of Jews in Sarasota-Manatee, in Israel and around the world. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation for making the Giving Challenge possible. For more information about our contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.org.

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3 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS 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! L uisa and Rob Goldman believe fervently that Jewish life must be strengthened and preserved. By endowing Chabad of Venice & North Port part of their Florida family with a legacy gift, the Goldmans will continue to reinforce Judaism for posterity. There is a great need for Jewish education and instilling the beauty and wisdom of Jewish values in our community. Chabads Hebrew school, adult classes and services are thriving. the Venice and North Port community outreach to our seniors and children. But the Goldmans have already contributed so much of themselves from Robs collaborating in every phase of building the Chabad Center to Luisas participating at the Hebrew school and in other endeavors helping Chabad realize its goals. According to Rabbi Sholom Schmerling, The Goldmans have been involved since the beginning of our Chabad Center for Jewish Life campus, giving their heart and soul to our Jewish community and sharing their vision, support and guidance for the future of Judaism. When asked about a philanthropic role model, the Goldmans say that although neither of them grew up in wealthy families, their parents helped plant the altruistic seed. Rob says passionately, My father has been the What Robs father always said was, Opportunity comes only if youre ready to accept it. So, be prepared and put your tie on every morning. And as a young lawyer and at his fathers urging Rob was introduced to his temple, Israel Bonds and the community Federation. I grew up in a town where my faof the Cranston Jewish Community Center, the predecessor of Torat Yisrael, a Conservative shul. Not a deeply religious man, he was a proud Jew and wanted his kids to support Israel and embrace Judaism. When I had graduated from law school, the was to take me to an Israel Bonds fundraising meeting in Rhode Island, our home state. Although that the event vividly, including the location a big house in the nicest neighborhood. But what Rob learned from that occasion and from his fathers upbringing was that its paramount to get involved with the Jewish community. I joined a newly formed group Young Leadership Jewish Federation of Rhode Island. We visited Washingmy knowledge, to lobby our Congressmen FOR Israel. The beginning of a dedicated life to Judaism and Israel, Rob became chair of the Initial Gifts campaign for the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island. From there, he accepted the position of chair of Major Gifts, ultimately becoming a board member. He also became a board member of his temple. Luisa was always encouraged by her parents to volunteer in the community. A longtime advocate for others, Luisa had helped neighbors, visited the elderly, and assisted with food drives. Crossroads YMCA in Providence. Once moving to Venice, she dove work, volunteering for Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) for the past 12 years. Although Luisa is no longer the board chair, she still retains board membership. She also serves on various committees on behalf of the Venice Chabad. Legacy giving allows us to be a part of something that lives on knowing what we care about and support today will be provided for once we are gone. Chabad is like family, and we want to ensure that its taken care of. A retired real estate and business lawyer, Rob practiced law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before moving to Venice. Staying involved in the community, Rob now sells real estate. This full-time commitment allows me to use my intellectual capital to help people something Ive missed. A licensed title insurance agent, Luisa spent the bulk of her career as diAdditionally, she provided consulting services to real estate companies and small businesses. And she also engaged in public speaking nationwide. When asked about perpetuating Judaism, the Goldmans talk about their children and grandchildren. Our two sons are committed to Judaism in their Denver and Boston communities, and we believe that our urging has been instrumental in their decision. The Goldmans grandson, Elijah, for example, attends the shul preschool and will be attending the Denver Hebrew Day School for his K-12 education. The Goldmans hope that their pledge serves as an example to others in the community both young and old. Regardless of the amount, its easy to implement. And, more important, it feels great knowing that the charity you care for today will be taken care of when you are gone. You will youll know that youre living a life of purpose when you see your loved ones embracing Jewish values as well. For more information on the LIFE & LEGACY program, please contact Gisele Pintchuck, LIFE & LEGACY director, at gpintchuk@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029. TM LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, tions, Jewish day schools and other Jewish entities. Legacy donors, such as those featured in the story below, are helping to secure the future of our Jewish community for generations to come. Rhonda and Mark Zemil are delighted to announce the opening of their new location!1484 Main Street, Historic Downtown Sarasota941-312-5566 | WWW.ZEMILJEWELERS.NETFINE JEWELRY REPAIRS CUSTOM DESIGN APPRAISALS BUY SELL CONSIGN to be, you can make an impact. To me, that is what a true leader, a true hero, does for his people. He helps each inlies within, and you connect to that strength. Betty Schoenbaum, a renowned philanthropist and social activist, also touched the audience with her heartfelt words. Im interested in keeping Judaism alive for generations to come, she told the audience. Im prouder and prouder for being a Jew in this world. Its up to us to continue the wonderful work were doing, keeping Judaism alive. It is very important that you are here to be sure that generations later, Judaism will be here in Sarasota and Manatee counties. For more information about the LIFE & LEGACY program, contact gpintchuck@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 rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgDownload the media kit at www.TheJewishNews.org Introduce Your Business to a Powerful Demographic.

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4 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Watch Companywww.SarasotaWatch.com Top dollar paid for your Rolex, Breitling, Cartier and other luxury brands rf941.953.1315rfAMntPMSarasota Watch Company is not affiliated with Rolex or any of its subsidiaries. Simone Knego, a board member of recently participated in the National Young Leaders Study Mission to Morocco and Spain. Participants in the annual study mission of The Jewish Federations of North Americas National Young Leadership Cabinet spent over a week visiting both countries. The trip, which highlighted the special relationship Morocco and Spain have with the Jewish people, also helped the group understand the importance of supporting vibrant Jewish communities throughout the globe. One of the Moroccan port cites, for example, is home to only 18 Jews, and Federation is there ensuring they have access to kosher food, medical care and housing. In Spain, Federation supports many programs and initiatives among them a day school which serves school and joined the students for an assembly on the basketball court to welcome Shabbat with songs, challah, candles and grape juice. Simone said, I found Morocco to be especially interesting, seeing the interaction between Muslims and Jews. Although the Jewish population is very small, there are still Jewish schools and synagogues there. Simone was particularly taken by Association Mimouna, a group of Muslim students striving to preserve and promote the history of Moroccos ancient Jewish community. The group educates the Moroccan people about the Jewish culture that try, and encourages harmony between Jews and Muslims. Simone said, The group even held a Holocaust conference in ment. Simone is currently the chair designate of the National Young Leadership Cabinet and will be chair next year. I lift mine eyes unto the mountain from whence cometh my help. But there was no one there. I walk through the valley of death and feared for evil surrounded me. No one gave me comfort. Why me? What have I done? What have you done!!These words were written by Seymour Sy Karpen, of blessed memory, and inscribed on a plaque at the base of a hauntingly beautiful statue he carved from a log of black walnut, titled The Victim. Sy created this sculpture in 1996, ended. He was a decorated WWII combat veteran, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Sy served as an MP in Frankfurt, Germany, durvivid memories of the prisoners he was required to guard victims of the Nazi regime. The images of these individuals who were broken, starving and holding out hope of liberation, stuck with him his entire life. Sy was an accomplished artist in several media sculpture, stained glass and mosaic. He created this sculpture to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust. It took him many years to attempt to tackle this project, and once started, it took several months to complete and was an extremely emotional journey for Sy. He drafted the poem, based on biblical texts, to accompany the piece. Sy generously donated the sculpture to our Jewish Federation last year so that it could be displayed for all to see and experience. We are so grateful to Sy for sharing this beautiful piece of art with our community. I encourage you to visit our Federation to experience it for yourself. May his memory be for a blessing. Companions Home Health Aides Transport RN Supervision CNA Services Doctor Visits All Heart Senior Care, LLCwww.allheartseniorcare.com Serving Sarasota and Manatee CountiesCall 24 hours a day941-954-6565Private Duty Home Health 24 hour care available Your home is where our hearts areHomemaker & Companion License 230910 Historic Southside Village 1924 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota (941) 955-9856 MortonsMarket.com Our prime meats and fresh seafood are perfect for your backyard barbecue. Ask about our custom cuts and premarinated ready-to-cook items. From ribeye steaks and gourmet burgers to wild salmon and whole chickens, trust Mortons for your summertime cookouts! Take our publications on the go with the ISSUU app!issuu.com/thejewishnews DONT FALL! Spelled Different Because We Are Different5922 Cattlemen Lane, Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232(941) 378-8977 www.FYZICAL.com Balance Retraining and Fall Prevention Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation Aquatic Physical Therapy Individualized Fitness & Wellness Programs Balance Retraining and Fall Prevention We Specialize in... Individualized Fitness & Wellness Programs Call now to schedule, or stop in! Call now to schedule, or stop in! FREE FALL RISK ASSESSMENT! Your mother would want you to read it... r Contact Robin Leonardi, Account Executive: 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.org

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5 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Read the current and previous editions of The Jewish News online at www.jfedsrq.org. Established 1971MISSION STATEMENT: The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee strives to be the source of news and features of special interest to the Jewish community of Sarasota-Manatee, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions in the Jewish community, and to communicate the mission, activities and achievements of the Federation and its Jewish community partners. OPINIONS printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not necessarily re ect those of The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, its Board of Directors or sta SUBMISSIONS to The Jewish News are subject to editing for space and content, and may be withheld from publication without prior notice. Approval of submissions for publication in either verbal or written form shall always be considered tentative, and does not imply a guarantee of any kind. Submissions must be sent electronically to jewishnews@jfedsrq.org. LETTERS to the editor should not exceed 300 words, must be typed, and include the writers name, mailing address and phone number. Letters can be submitted via USPS or email (jewishnews@jfedsrq.org). Not all letters will be published. Letters may be edited for length and content. ADVERTISING: Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement and may require the words Paid Advertisement in any ad. Publication of advertisements does not constitute endorsement of products, services or ideas promoted therein.PUBLISHERThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeKlingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL 34232-1959 Phone: 941.371.4546 Fax: 941.378.2947 E-mail: jewishnews@jfedsrq.org Website: www.jfedsrq.org Published Monthly Volume 48, Number 6 June 2018 32 pages USPS Permit No. 167 July 2018 Issue Deadlines: Editorial: May 30, 2018 Advertising: May 30, 2018 CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Change of address inquiries can be sent to Brieana Duckett-Graves at bdgraves@jfedsrq.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 Napshin, 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 included as part of our Federations Following the truces that were engineered separately between Israel and her Arab neighbors, rapid movement could be seen in the status of nation-states in the Middle place in Jordan and lah of Jordan would be assassinated by a disenfranchised Palestinian of the Husseini family afto negotiate peace. This took place while attending prayer at the Haram in Jerusalem. Abdullah was succeeded by his son, Talal, even though he the 17-year-old prince would become King Hussein. In Egypt, King Farouks days would also be numbered. With the growing resentment over the inept rule of the monarch, a popular, relatively bloodless military coup would oust led by a group known as the Free OfNasser and General Mohamed Naguib. Naguib eventually would become the of Egypt, to be succeeded after troops loyal to Nasser kidnapped Naguib and removed him from power. Nasser was appointed second presithe Revolutionary Command Council. This did not bode well for Israel. One of Nassers main assets was his charisma, and he charmed Egypt and the rest of the Arab world with his calls for Pan-Arab unity to rally to defeat Israel. Although the UN had begun its course of Israel-bashing as ears in the Western world. Nasser knew that his military lacked the strength to enter into war with Israel, and if the West wasnt going to supply him with the latest in military hardware, he would turn to other sources, namely the Soviet Bloc. As presumed leader of the worlds non-aligned bloc, he would wholeheartedly embrace the ideology of Yugoslavias Tito and Indias Nehru that was referred to as positive neutralism. Israel found herself seeking allies to counter the growing boldness of an Egypt that would become more and more vocal in its saber-rattling rhetoric. The traditional allies of France and England would have their own agendas as they put forth an audacious plan designed to serve their needs as well as Israels. The West needed a constant, reliits tanks. With Nassers nationalization was in jeopardy. Led by Frances Guy Mollett and Englands Anthony Eden, Operation Musketeer these countries than Israel. Yet Israel would bear the Beginning October \024\034\030\031\017\003,VUDHOL\003WDQNV\003ZRXOG\003 WDNH\003XQGHU\003\024\023\023\003KRXUV\003WR\003 roll across the Egyptian Sinai to the Canal. Meanwhile Britain and France, acting in a peacekeeping capacity, would attempt to disengage the Egyptians and Israelis by occupying Port Said and Ismailia on the ends of the Canal. This version of keeping the peace was devastatingly violent. NassHU\266V\003UHVSRQVH\003ZDV\003WR\003VLQN\003\027\023\003VKLSV\003LQ\003 WKH\003&DQDO\003WR\003Hru\003HFWLYHO\\000VKXW\LW\003GRZQ\021 \WKH\003FHDVH\003\277\003UH\003RI\003RYHP\020 EHU\003\031\017\003\024\034\030\031\017\003ZKLOH\003\(QJODQG\003DQG\003\ continued to occupy the Suez Zone, Israel would unilaterally withdraw from WKH\003LQDL\003HQLQVXOD\003E\\000\000DUFK\003\024\034\030\032\021\003 Eventually the Canal would be cleared and re-opened, and a UN Emergency Force would patrol Sinai. Although the northern border with Syria remained calm, tensions rose to an all-time high. Ongoing Syrian artilin all of the Galilee, nearly to the Mediterranean Sea. This would set the stage for events educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer. He has been uncovering the histories of ancient civilizations for 40 years. 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6 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS continued on next page W The March of the Living (MOL) annually around the world to visit Holocaustrelated sites in Poland for a week. They commemorate Yom HaShoah by marching two miles from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Most MOL participants to tour locations associated with independence. To inence, racism and injustice by witnessing where atrocities of the Holocaust took place. MOL seeks to strengthen Jewish identity and connections to Israel, and foster a new generation of committed Jewish leaders. Two weeks around April and May immediately following Passover. Since its inception in 1988, countries have participated. This years MOL is divided into regions. Sponsored by four local students (Phoenix Berman, Mackenzie Grace, Amy Levison and Abigail Zion) joined the Southern Regions Boca Raton group for the trip. Three Holocaust survivors traveled their personal stories. I was privileged to accompany our students and serve as a member of the groups rabbinic that occurred during our journey. For more information about MOL, visit Schindlers List we visited the site of the former Cracow Jewish ghetto. Standing in a square scattered with numerous bronze chairs representing how possessions were strewn on the streets before Jews were sent from that very spot to Auschwitz and other camps, a survivor with us pointed to a building he stayed in during that harrowing time. At one end of the square, only a few minutes walk from Oscar Schindlers enamelware factory, stands the former Eagle Pharmacy (now a museum which Steven Spielberg helped establish). The only pharmacy in operation during the time of the ghetto, its pharmacist, later recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile, supplied hair dyes to enable Jews to appear as young as possible before being sent away, as well as tranquilizers needed to keep fretful children quiet during Gestapo raids. At a pre-trip program in Boca Raton, survivor Norman Frajman spoke about his life growing up in Warsaw, where, under penalty of death, he smuggled food into the ghetto. At 13, he was sent to Majdenek, where his mother and sister were killed and he labor. During our tour of the camp, Norman spoke to us on speaker phone from Florida as we passed his former barracks. Two weeks after he was sent to another camp, Majdanek became the scene of the largest mass execution at a concentration camp during the Holocaust. We held a memorial observance amid large, zigzagging trenches where gunned to death on November 3, 1943. While standing in one of the camps gas trying to escape near a small window. I shared that it reminded me of I Never a collection of works of art and poetry by Jewish children in Theresienstadt. A few moments later several students carefully removed Auschwitz now possesses a museum-like quality even as its horrors are on full display. hair, shoes and glasses, we were all lion victims of the Shoah. The march participants passed under the infamous wrought-iron Arbeit Macht Frei sign. During the march, a group of Poles, Japanese and South Koreans pleaded for forgiveness. At Birkenau, marchers placed thousands of wooden markers with names of victims and adorned with Jewish symbols on the railroad tracks leading into the camp. During the formal program, survivor Edward Mosberg, dressed together with his granddaughter in striped camp uniforms, spoke about losing his entire family in the Shoah and how Holocaust Remembrance Day is every day of my life. While Israel President Reuben Rivlin reminded those present in Poland before WWII, Polish President Andrzej Duda, whod recently signed a controversial Holocaust law criminalizing those asserting the Polish nation or government was in any way complicit with Nazi atrocities in Poland, suggested that Poland had been an undisturbed haven for Jews until Germany invaded the country in 1939. Though virtually nothing remains of the camp, its memorial prompts profound emotion. Located deep in the woods, we sat in stone rows made to appear like a railroad track and learned about the barbaric fate of walked among thousands of jagged stones of various sizes set in concrete. Many in this symbolic cemetery carry the name of the city or town that victims came from. A 26-foot-high granite stone has been erected where the camps gas chambers were located. The stirring bas-relief Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto powerfully conveys the Nazi persecution of Polish Jews on one side (similar to the depiction of the Jews found on the Arch of Titus in Rome following the destruction of the Second of the ghetto on the other. It was noted that the leader of the insurrection and Anielewicz, is portrayed in a manner that resembles George Washington. At the remarkable nearby POLIN Jewish Museum, an array of exquisitely conyears of vibrant Jewish life in Poland. At the ghettos Umschlagplatz (the railway deportation point to the death camps), we were told about Dr. Janusz who directed a Jewish orphanage in WKH\003JKHWWR\021\003ru\003HUHG\003DQ\003RSSRUWXQLW\\000E\\000 Nazis to escape deportation, Korczak remained with his children on the day they were rounded up for transport to Treblinka and certain death. A survivor with us said her husband lived at the orphanage but was visiting a relative in another part of the ghetto when the Nazis ordered the transport to Treblinka. * miles south of Haifa, the British established the camp to detain Jews illegally entering Palestine during the Mandate period. Between 1939 and 1948, tens of thousands of Jews were held there. Using a real boat, the experience of what it had been like to be on an overcrowded boat trying to reach Palestine was They detained them at Atlit before WE STAND FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE .For more info visit jfedsrq.org

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7 FEDERATION NEWS March of the Living...continued from previous page walked among thousands of jagged stones of various sizes set in concrete. Many in this symbolic cemetery carry the name of the city or town that victims came from. A 26-foot-high granite stone has been erected where the camps gas chambers were located. The stirring bas-relief Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto powerfully conveys the Nazi persecution of Polish Jews on one side (similar to the depiction of the Jews found on the Arch of Titus in Rome following the destruction of the Second of the ghetto on the other. It was noted that the leader of the insurrection and Anielewicz, is portrayed in a manner that resembles George Washington. At the remarkable nearby POLIN Jewish Museum, an array of exquisitely conyears of vibrant Jewish life in Poland. At the ghettos Umschlagplatz (the railway deportation point to the death camps), we were told about Dr. Janusz who directed a Jewish orphanage in Nazis to escape deportation, Korczak remained with his children on the day they were rounded up for transport to Treblinka and certain death. A survivor with us said her husband lived at the orphanage but was visiting a relative in another part of the ghetto when the Nazis ordered the transport to Treblinka. * miles south of Haifa, the British established the camp to detain Jews illegally entering Palestine during the Mandate period. Between 1939 and 1948, tens of thousands of Jews were held there. Using a real boat, the experience of what it had been like to be on an overcrowded boat trying to reach Palestine was They detained them at Atlit before deciding to send them back to Iraq. Recognizing this would mean certain death for them, future Israeli Prime Minister Izaak Rabin planned and participated in a rescue that freed the others in the camp. Hours later they reassembled at a kibbutz outside of Haifa. Though the British knew they were there, they did not attempt to recapture them because more than nearby had come to the kibbutz to protect them. During the Mandate years, a former Crusader fortress in this city north of Haifa was utilized to imprison members of the Haganah and other underground Jewish military organiza tions. Though warned by the Irgun not to do so, in December 1946 the British dragged a 16-year-old Irgun member from his Jerusalem cell and lashed him 18 times for his role in a robbery. In retaliation, the Irgun kidnapped four them each 18 lashes before releasing them. Though no other Jews were ever whipped by the British, they subsequently cap with weapons who they determined were involved hang them in retaliation if the death sentences were carried out. We stood in the same gallows where these four men were hanged on April 16, 1947, and sang Hatikvah as they had just before their deaths. In the wake of these hang ings, less than a month later, the Irgun undertook a complicated operation to free other compatriots held in the pris on. While the dramatic action resulted in the escape of 27 Jewish prisoners and 182 Arab ones, six Jewish prison on break were considered major factors in Britains subsequent decision to withdraw from Palestine. During our visit to the home, we heard Bet Elazrakis inspirational director, Yehudah Cohen, describe its mission. Founages 6-18, born into multi-generational diction and other forms of abuse, call Bet Elazraki home. Educational and accompany the children throughout the day, every day. Cohen is deter mined that these children will grow up to be important contributors to Israeli society and become the parents their parents were unable to become. Cohen maintains that, whatever a childs background, all he or she needs is someone to believe in them. The chil dren, who attend more attention which continues even after high school when they enter the army. The life stability, personal grounding, educational achievement and wealth of enrichment opportunities the home provides has proven very successful in enabling the homes young people to escape the cycle of generation al despair. Bet Elazraki graduates serve in elite IDF units, earn advanced university degrees, work in prestigious jobs, get married and raise healthy families. While there, we joined with the students in a moving Yom HaZikaron memorial observance. smoke from endless barbecues. Over th birthday. Thousands of March of the Living participants gathered in a plaza where they boisterously sang Am Yisrael Chai, Hevenu Shalom Aleinu, Geshar Tzar Meod and other songs. We then marched to the Western Wall where a program in honor of the occasion was held. That night, all marchers enjoyed a moving Latrun. In Hebrew, one of the names for a cemetery is Beit Hayyim (House of the Living). This rings especially true for Israels National Cemetery where the nations history comes to life by virtue of the stories of those who are buried there. We viewed at the Akko prison as well as Hannah Seneshs and so many others who made many notable contributions and tain the nation. In Auschwitz we had learned of an exceptionally resourceful survivor who, after the war, settled in Philadelphia. Inspired by his cour age and love of the Jewish people, his grandson decided to move to Israel and join the IDF after high school. Though he knew little Hebrew and virtually no one in the country, Michael Levin was committed to becoming an IDF medic. When he was initially turned away by the army for being a nave American of slight build, he walked behind an IDF building, climbed a wall and then dow. When he explained how hed gotten into the building, he was permitted to enter the army. During breaks in his service, Michael would spend a great deal of time alone because there was no one for him to spend Shabbat and the 2nd Lebanon War, Michael was shot and killed. At Har Herzl, we stood at his grave (one of the most visited in the cemetery) and met his parents. They shared about his life, determination to become a member of the IDF, and the loneliness he experienced as a soldier. Following his death, his parents creat ed the Lone Soldier Center, an organi the IDF with housing assistance, coun seling, holiday observances and social gatherings. Today, the Center includes chael, A Hero in Heaven is shared on Israeli television each year on Yom HaZikaron. A short distance away from where Michael is buried I noticed a freshly dug grave. While in Poland only a few days before, Id heard that an Israeli soldier had been killed in a tank accident near the Egyptian border. I wondered whether the grave was his. I soon saw that it was. 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. prisoners hanged there listed rffrnrtnbrfrnrftfrt ftrtfttrrfntbrrtbrbtrn tbtrtttbrtntrrtrtrtbrtrrnnrt rrbtb trrtrfrtrtbnrt brbtnf trnff nrrfrnrr rrftrtr f rtnf Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets. Visit jfedsrq.org rf

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8 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE activists across all ages, religions, races and political parties to be politically engaged and build relationships with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to promote the U.S.-Israel relationship. Each year during the three-day AIPAC and lobby on the issues most critical to Israels safety and security. In March, awarded scholarthe Federations teen and family program coordinator, and Maor Ben-Arie, the Federations community shaliach. The Federation also provided assistance for three students from Florida Gulf Coast University and a STEP Fellow alumna to attend. Below are essays from two of the participating students. By Moses GlickmanE ntering AIPACs general session to a spontaneous and near-unanimous standing ovation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu wasted no time in abandoning his podium (I dont want to stand behind this podium. Is it okay? What the heck. Im the world map showing nations colored in blue, representing where a sitting prime minister had visited. Were colare those who talk about boycotting Israel? Well boycott applause rolled on beneath his words. He was charismatic and playful. He was having a very good time. It didnt seem like the same crowd that attended previous general sessions during which Bibis left-wing counterpart, opposition leader Isaac Herzog, received raucous applause, or when Labor Party Chairman Avi Gabbays call for an anti-corruption drive, widely perceived as a disguised attack on Netanyahu, met with a positive response. The unparalleled degree of bipartisanship at AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel lobbying group in America, is one of the great strengths of the organization. It lobbies both Democratic and Republican members of Congress, and enjoys a high degree of success. Last April, an AIPAC-backed letter deploring antiIsrael bias at the United Nations was general session, speaker after speaker declared themselves and their comrades across the aisle to be united on Israel. But united on Israel might be overstating it. Looking deeper, it gets a little more complicated. At one general session, blue-collar Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar rhapsodized payer health care system. Twenty minutes later, security-minded Republican Senator Tom Cotton warned Israel that diplomacy begins at the barrel of an M4. Klobuchar and Cotton might be united on Israel, but they didnt seem to be united on all that much involving Israel. tory for bipartisanship than it might appear, it was a far greater victory for good-faith politics. AIPAC hasnt necessarily fostered agreement, but to judge by the stunning success of AIPACs lobbying mission, its air of conviviality and presumed good faith has indeed fostered compromise. Through the great generosity of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, I was honored to attend the conference of this fantastically unlikely, fantastically successful force for good. Perhaps the most moving conference moment came during a muchheralded interview with noted Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky an interview hosted by his daughter, Times of Israel blogger Rachel SharanskyDanziger. What began as an analytic interview became deeply poignant as Sharansky-Danziger drew allusions between the fragmentation of activist movements and her own fraught but supportive relationship with her father. We argued as we loved, and we loved as we argued. We were united in the same conversation, though we were never united in agreement within it I think thats what youre saying, right? No, said Sharanin the air. I think Im saying something bigger than this. But really, that was the only thing he could have said and the crowd ate it up. Moses Glickman is a senior at Pine View School. By Aaron ProkupetsDuring the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., I learned a great deal about the relationship between the United States and Israel from leaders and thinkers spanning all ends of the political spectrum. breakout session entitled BDS: On and Beyond Campus, during which two speakers discussed what the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) school and college campuses and communities across the U.S. I learned about incidents that have occurred on some school campuses, with both students and professors expressing an extreme bias against Israel. This presentation opened my eyes to how deep anti-Israel sentiments are and what can be done to combat them. During the general session on the second night, Vice President Mike Pence, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Senator Chuck Schumer spoke to the entire audience. Haley spoke candidly about her experience at the the current administration. It really surprised me how the UN has been doing whatever it can to delegitimize Israel at every opportunity. For example, Haley pointed out that monthly sessions take place to discuss issues in the Middle East. Instead of talking about topics such as the war in Syria, the famine in Yemen, and Iran, these sessions have turned into Israel-bashing sessions. Similarly, Schumer spoke openly about tion. He also praised President Trumps decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. On my last day in Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the morning general how Israel has grown in recent years and all the great things it has accomplished including maintaining a strong friendship with the United States. He then spoke about the issues that Israel faces today. He talked stance to never allow them to harm Israel or the rest of the world. Netanyahu also stressed the importance of unity and the continued support of foreign nations to work toward peace in the Middle East and beyond. Overall, my experience at AIPAC was eye-opening. I now have a more open perspective about Israel and its issues thanks to the bipartisan views and insights shared at the conference. Id like to thank The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee for this wonderful opportunity. Aaron Prokupets is a junior at Sarasota High School. 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9 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS SPMF_JN_0108_MECH.indd 1 8/1/17 12:26 PM incidents that have occurred on some school campuses, with both students and professors expressing an extreme bias against Israel. This presentation opened my eyes to how deep anti-Israel sentiments are and what can be done to combat them. During the general session on the second night, Vice President Mike Pence, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Senator Chuck Schumer spoke to the entire audience. Haley spoke candidly about her experience at the the current administration. It really surprised me how the UN has been doing whatever it can to delegitimize Israel at every opportunity. For example, Haley pointed out that monthly sessions take place to discuss issues in the Middle East. Instead of talking about topics such as the war in Syria, the famine in Yemen, and Iran, these sessions have turned into Israel-bashing sessions. Similarly, Schumer spoke openly about tion. He also praised President Trumps decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. On my last day in Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the morning general how Israel has grown in recent years and all the great things it has accomplished including maintaining a strong friendship with the United States. He then spoke about the issues that Israel faces today. He talked stance to never allow them to harm Israel or the rest of the world. Netanyahu also stressed the importance of unity and the continued support of foreign nations to work toward peace in the Middle East and beyond. Overall, my experience at AIPAC was eye-opening. I now have a more open perspective about Israel and its issues thanks to the bipartisan views and insights shared at the conference. Id like to thank The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee for this wonderful opportunity. Aaron Prokupets is a junior at Sarasota High School. G rowing up as swimmers, we often talked about change. We discussed the changes we needed to make in both our attitudes and our strokes in order to swim faster and smarter. When we hit a stagnant stage, we analyzed why. We often came to the conclusion that we were doing the same thing over and over My personal growth had been halted by my inability to step out of my comfort zone and learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. That changed when I took a step away from my normal routine of school and swimming to make the journey across the world to Israel. Thanks to and its generous donors, I received a Send-a-Kid-toIsrael-Program scholarship to participate in Masa Israel Journeys volunteer program, Tikkun Olam. This experience not only allowed me to make a much-needed scenery change, but opened my eyes to new cultures and new controversies, and allowed me to grow as an individual. One of the greatest lessons that I took away from my time in Israel was the idea of openness; openness to meet new people, to try new things and to not judge. The most meaningful experiences came from my volunteer work at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled where I met individuals from all walks of life young and old, mentally and physically disabled, Jews and were not held back by their disabilities but given the opportunity to partake in sports such as wheelchair basketball, rugby, swimming and ping pong. One of the most amazing things that I noticed while in Israel was the ability to communicate through avenues other than language. Although my understanding of Hebrew evolved while I was there, I was often at a loss for words when trying to communicate. At the sports center, I played basketball with a young man who only knew a few words in English. Wed laugh as we gestured to one another in our attempts to communicate. Sometimes Israeli accent to get the instructors attention so that she could translate what he wanted to tell me. On my last day at the center I was surprised when all of the athletes asked why I had to leave. One even told me to come back and ask for a job when I had such a strong impact on me. I realized that a simple act of compassion could mean much more to the recipient. Along with my experiences at the sports center I had the opportunity to travel around the country learning traditions. I spent Shabbat with an Orthodox family in Jerusalem. On Yom Kippur, I spent the day with a nonobservant family walking and playing at the park with their son. When my family visited me, I was able to show them around the country and share my newfound knowledge of the people and their customs. I was also able to share our Thanksgiving Day customs with my friends from France, Uganda, Israel and Brazil. Growing is about our ability to not only listen and observe, but to share and teach others. My time in Israel showed me that its good to try new things even if you are uncomfortable how there are always lessons to learn, whether they are good or bad. 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11 June 2018 FEDERATION NEWS I n April, 11 students from the HerSchool, along with faculty and parent chaperones, traveled to Israel. The purpose of the visit was to see the sights, be exposed to the rich culture and history of the country, and continue building bridges of friendship with peers in Sarasotas Sister City of Tel Mond. The trip was underwritten by a generous grant from The students got a glimpse into the everyday life of Israeli families, saw sites in the country, spent as much time as possible with teens from Tel Mond some of whom traveled to Sarasota as part of a student exchange last year and were immersed into Israeli culture. The timing of the trip added sigfor Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day). Seeing how Israelis observed these holidays gave the students key insights into how army service touches every Israeli family and how that sactrys existence. The travelers toured Yad Vashem, visited and prayed at the Western Wall, climbed Masada and heard about its Sea, and shopped at a shuk in Tel Aviv. They slept in a Bedouin tent, compared beaches in Rosh Hanikra with our own, and met the mayor of Tel Mond. They participated in a blindfolded trust exercise with their Tel Mond friends through the streets of the port city of complete halt during Yom HaZikaron as the sirens rang and those lost in battle were honored. Hours later, they enjoyed an Israeli Independence Day barbecue party, complete with freshly made falafel and a wild foam spray battle. In short, they got to experience the country and people of Israel as a vibrant, real-life country and not just a place they see in the news. Parent chaperone Chris Malkin was particularly excited to make his philanthropist behind the creation, in Malkin Young Ambassadors Program, which has sent scores of teens on subsidized missions to Israel. Ironically, Bob Malkin never had the opportunity deep respect and love for the country through his parents and grandparents. I know my father would be overjoyed. I am so grateful that I had this opportunity to go and share these experiences alongside my daughter, said Malkin, whose wife, Jill, traveled to Israel for her ish Federation womens was also touched by the groups visit to the small synagogue at Masada, which his family helped to restore. The students were most struck by how free and safe they felt in Israel. All children are able to go out at night, till any time they wanted. We expected it to be stricter because its not known as the safest place in the world, said Jordyn Chessler. Its not like what you see on TV. You We believe this trip has been foundational in creating a love and connection to Israel in the children who will be tomorrows leaders, said Community Day K-8 director Robin Sweeting. It is also a critical step in bringing Israel alive for our whole school community as the children who have returned from Israel share their learning and passion with the younger students through post-trip programming. Several of the students mentioned that the WhatsApp channels they have established with their peers and host families in Tel Mond have been overback and forth. The connections happened really fast, said Amelia Malkin. host families were so welcoming. The schools engagement to Israel has been growing for years. Thanks to grants from the Jewish Federation, Community Day enjoyed last year and presence of a Young Shaliach from the Jewish Agency for Israel. The schools seventh and eighth graders participated this year in the World ORT Kadima Mada Global Collaborative ProblemSolving Program, through which they worked asynchronously with students from Israel to solve a real-world sustainability problem. Several holiday programs for Israeli-Americans have been hosted at the school as well. As a Jewish day school, we want our students of all faiths to understand and appreciate the rich history and beautiful culture of Israel, said head of school Dan Ceaser. We are honored to be able to provide these extraordinary international learning and cultural opportunities, and grateful to the Jewish Federation for its continued support of our schools Israel programming. We are so proud to have had a hand in creating lifelong memories for the Community Day students on this trip said Jewish Federation executive director Howard Tevlowitz. By sending our youth over to Israel, we are building a living bridge between our two communities. The bonds that are being built between these children will foster a stronger sense of Jewish identity while providing the students with a greater understanding of the values and cultures of their Israeli brothers and sisters. 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12 June 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS T he history of Jews in America is 364 years in the making. Immigrants from all corners of the world landed here, bringing their ethnic identity, religion, family customs and languages, and quickly integrated into the emerging American landscape over the last four centuries. Who were these groups of immiA small band of Sephardic Jews came from Recife, Brazil, to New Amsterin the academic world about who were ca. Some now say it was Native Americans as descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes. Recent studies show they have DNA close to those of Shemites, arriving here much earlier. Ipso facto, Native Americans were the ones greeting Inquisition. (Columbus is reported to have brought many to this hemisphere. There is even some evidence that he was Jewish.) ish immigration to the U.S. happened during the latter part of the 19th century. Like the Pilgrims before them, running from religious persecution (anti-Semitism) was the main motivation. There are many wonderful pieces of American Jewish history to study and confront, especially since it seems we are repeating the themes of that history in almost every generation. The United States has been very hospitable to the Jews. Jewish culture is still alive and well. Notwithstanding anti-Semitism, the forces of assimilation and the decline in religious observance, the Jewish people have not yet vanished. The advent of liberal forms of Judaism with an expanding array of denominations enables those seeking ond homes in synagogues and temples as well as at other Jewish communal institutions. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is American Jewish History in Bytes, a.m., and conducted on the Federation &DPSXV\017\003\030\033\023\003\000F,QWRVK\003RDG\017\003DUD\020 sota. This course will concentrate on enabled the Jews of America to achieve high status and acceptance as a minority group in this land of freedom. To enroll or for more information, paru@gmail.com. Scholarships are available. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is the recipient of a grant from T he Blankee Bee Project, started al Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) members in making no-sew the children involved in the Manatee Community Action Agencys Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program (HIPPY), which NCJW has long supported. The recent presentation to these preschoolers was indescribable. We will always remember their faces as they received their Blankees and began to snuggle in them. NCJW also made blankets for residents of an assisted living facility. Currently we are making the blankets for adults at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the Florida Cancer Center infusion centers. NCJW has worked on a joint venture with JFCS of the Suncoast to make blankets for the children at Camp Mariposa, which is funded in part by a grant from the Moyer Foundation and is sustained and managed by JFCS. The children worked on these blankets for their arts and crafts project, tying knots around the blanket to Join NCJW as we continue our mission during the summer months in making these soft, cuddly blankets. For further information, contact Joan Bour DW\003MRDQERXU\030#\\DKRR\021FRP\021 Okay boychiks and girlchiks! The Suncoast Jewish Music Ensemble is o and running. We had our rst performance at Aviva on Lag BOmer. We are looking for more musicians. If you can read music, play in tune, and love Jewish music, we are for you (and you are for us). Unlike most people, I like sax and violins. I like all instruments. We play Yiddish, religious, klezmer, blues, jazz, calypso, Latin, rhumba and anything else that you like. All of our music has a Jewish tilt. We rehoise (sic) on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. in my air-conditioned garage near Sarasota Square Mall. So please contact me, Steve Howard, at 302.388.9714. If I dont pick up, you can text or leave a message. Please dont call on Shabbos or Yom Tov. Thanks for reading this. Zei Gezunt. When Temple Emanu-El Assistant Rabbi Michael Shefrin returned from pachild, he had sixteen months left on his contact. Temple leaders asked that the contract be torn up. sistant Rabbi, Rabbi Shefrin had distinguished himself as such an essential member of Temple Emanu-Els clergy that Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman and the Board of Trustees simply could not wait to renew their partnership. 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U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL PERMIT 167A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeKlingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Community Day School signs lease extension with Temple Beth Sholom 13 of the biggest health breakthroughs in Israel in 2017 Aly Raisman highlights Federations 11th Womens Day event 4 8 30INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 7 Community Focus 15 Jewish Happenings 24 Jewish Interest 30 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Hanukkah happens at Temple Emanu-El 37 FEDERATION NEWS February 2018 Shevat/Adar 5778 Volume 48, Number 2 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World continued on page 2 9th Annual Jewish Film Festival By Roberta Berson 941.907.3418Located in Lakewood Ranch Fine Jewelry Expert Repairs Jewelry Appraisals Watch Battery & Bands Pearl Re-string Fine JewelryExpert RepairsJewelry AppraisalsWatch Battery & BandsPearl Re-string941 .907 .3418Located in Lakewood Ranch Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgA message from Federation leadership: Facilitating Jewishness continued on page 2 By Michael Ritter, Federation President, and Howard Tevlowitz, Executive DirectorFor many years, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has been a national thought leader and trendsetter in develop ing and implementing new approaches to engage members of our Jewish community. Holistically, we consider ourselves an enterprise for facilitating Jewishness. We currently provide a wide variety of programs non-prescriptive, inclusive and welcoming. We are well positioned to introduce a current generation of Jews to what it has meant to be Jewish in the past, what being Jewish means today, and what opportunities there are to be Jewish in the future. Studies of Jewish idenpeople have, the more likely they are to do more things Jewish, whether lighting Shabbat candles, attending a Seder, joining a synagogue, reading Jewish blogs, listening to Jewish music, watching Jewish films, eating Jewish food, or engaging in tikkun olam, etc. Sohow does this relate to each of you in our Sarasota-Manatee community today? We have idencontribute to facilitating Jewishness: 1. Federation listens to members of our community by collecting feedback and data, and involves volunteers of all ages in the process of choosing projects, activities and organizations with which to partner; 2. Federation actively participates with individuals and organizations in both the Jewish and general new collaborative approaches and more sensible ways to facilitate connections and engagement; 3. Whenever it makes sense, Federation runs and/ or sponsors programs and activities in many public and religious spaces throughout the area we serve we want to be where you are; 4. Federation will continue to focus on more fully utilizing our valuable and truly unique 32-acre campus on McIntosh Road to create Jewish space for use by individuals and organizations, and to meet the diverse and evolving needs of a 21st century Jewish community. Among other things, our goal is to create a comfortable living room environment on our campus for people of their Jewishness on their terms. This process is already underway, beginning with some muchMichael Ritter and Howard TevlowitzThe Naiditch Family Foundation 9th Annual Jewish Film Festival (JFF) will celebrate and ing the Southwest Florida premiere of the documentary, Ben-Gurion, Epilogue. JFF co-chairs Fran Braverman and Evans Tilles, along with their committee, have been busy screening ous perspectives on life in Israel. the Opening Night Celebration at 7:00 p.m. at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium with Ben-Gurion, Epilogue with Israels founding prime minister. Filmed near ly 50 years ago, this never-before-aired interview provides a surprising vision for todays crucial deci sions and the future of Israel. Featured guest Yariv a special treat that night Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of the late prime minister, will join guests Party. For those unable to attend the Opening Night Celebration, Ben-Gurion, Epilogue will be screened multiple times during the festival. This outstanding Opening Night event sets the ANNUAL MARCH 1 6-2 1 2 0 1 5 FOR TICKETS CALL 866.465.3995 OR VISIT JFEDSRQ.ORG/JFF18See more on page 14 MARCH 8-18, 2018 Naiditch Family Foundation61 SCREENINGS OF TWELVE GREAT ISRAELI FILMS 0 7 9TH ANNUAL CELEBRATING ISRAEL 70 Aly Raisman highlights Federations 11 th Womens Day event 4 39 Life Cycle coming. We are well positioned to introduce a current generation of Jews to what it has meant to be Jewish in the past, what being Jewish means today, and what opportunities there are to be Jewish in the future. Studies of Jewish iden people have, the more likely they are to do more things Jewish, whether lighting Shabbat candles, 3. Whenever it makes sense, Federation runs and/ or sponsors programs and activities in many public and religious spaces throughout the area we serve we want to be where you are; 4. Federation will continue to focus on more fully utilizing our valuable and truly unique 32-acre campus on McIntosh Road to create Jewish space for use by individuals and organizations, and to meet the diverse and evolving needs of a 21 st century Jewish community. Among other st century Jewish community. Among other st things, our goal is to create a comfortable living room environment on our campus for people of Michael Ritter and Howard Tevlowitz www.TheJewishNews.org SARASOTALAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTONBEACHESLAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTON

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13 June 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS a.m., and conducted on the Federation sota. This course will concentrate on enabled the Jews of America to achieve high status and acceptance as a minority group in this land of freedom. To enroll or for more information, paru@gmail.com. Scholarships are available. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is the recipient of a grant from O ver the last four years, Temple Sinais Mark Richmond, serving as president for the last two years and prior to that for two years as vice president of development, has spearheaded countless initiatives and contributed immensely to the success of Temple Sinai. On Friday, June 1, Temple Sinai and the community will come together to honor Mark Richmond at the Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service and welcome reception. This festive service is led by Rabbi Michael Churthe Bruno Family Musicians providing a special atmosphere for an uplifting service with a variety of traditional, Israeli, Sephardic and Chassidic melodies. The service is followed by a tasty summer supper catered by Michaels On East, with a delicious make-yourown-sundae dessert and a program to honor Mark Richmond as he ends his role as president. The evening includes the installation of Gary Kravitz as the new president and the complete slate of president, Mark expressed his appreciand clergy contributing to his wonderMark Richmond with ful journey. Over these years, Mark accomplished so many important things, from starting our LIFE & LEGACY Endowment Fund, to installing a stateof-the-art security system and contribjust to name a few. He states, It has been an honor to guide such an amazing synagogue. My role as president may be ending, but I will continue my dedication and commitment to Temple Sinai as a volunteer, the place I call home. Mark also extends his best wishes to Gary Kravitz, the new president. W hen Temple Emanu-El Assistant Rabbi Michael Shefrin returned from pachild, he had sixteen months left on his contact. Temple leaders asked that the contract be torn up. sistant Rabbi, Rabbi Shefrin had distinguished himself as such an essential member of Temple Emanu-Els clergy that Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman and the Board of Trustees simply could not wait to renew their partnership. Rabbi Shefrin has become an indispensable part of our team, Rabbi Glickman and Temple Emanu-El President Toby Halpern explained. He has exceeded every one of our expectations and hopes, with competence and dedication. He has become a part of our family, and found a place in our hearts. We approached Rabbi Shefrin with the idea of ending year early and beginning an extended term with the new title of Associate Rabbi, they continued. After a brief consultation with his wife and family, he immediately said yes. Within two weeks, a team of temple leaders and Rabbi Shefrin negotiated a new contract for the upcoming years. We are Signing this contract as Associate Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El is one of the most humbling and gratifying moments of my life, Rabbi Shefrin said. Knowing that I will get the chance to do good works with this sacred community, for many years to come, is inspiring. My whole family is overjoyed to be a part of the Temple Emanu-El family. A re you one of the many adult Jews who did not have a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah and would like to? Many people, for various reasons, did not celebrate becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at age 13. For Jews-by-choice, for women raised in a tradition which did not celebrate Bat Mitzvah, for those who were raised without formal Jewish education, or for any number of other reasons, many adults are choosing to go through a cycle of learning and study, preparation and personal growth that leads to this powerful and deeply moving celebration of Jewish accomplishment. Join Rabbi Michael Werbow for an educational experience with focus on prayers, customs, Hebrew literacy, Jewish rituals, holidays, chanting and meets weekly on Wednesdays from this class that is open to the entire community. New participants are always welcome. Please let us know if you plan on attending and make sure to call ahead in advance, in case of any cancellations. For more information, please conT F J C Y H LIFE & LEGACYLIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and ten other local Jewish organizations that promotes aer-lifetime giving to benet synagogues, social service organizations, Jewish day schools and other Jewish entities. e Jewish Federation is the only local organization focused on the wholeall of us thriving together. We are the center of Jewish lifeserving as community convener; fostering an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strengthening services that connect our constituents to their Jewish identity. lifeserving as community convener; fostering an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strengthening services that connect our constituents to their S J FOR INFORMATION ON LEAVING YOUR LEGACY, CONTACT Ilene Fox ifox@jfedsrq.org | 941.343.2111 www.jfedsrq.org/legacy Y J F Lr G Our Legacy Society Members are people like you. By leaving a legacy to Federation, you ensure that your values will be sustained for future generations. Please remember e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee with a gi in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

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14 June 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Jewish Happenings Lets Visit Israel stand against the Romans. Ein Gedi features a cornucopia of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. The Western Wall is the only remaining remnant of the Book of Exodus. The astounding Dead Sea is 9.6 times as salty as the for the series; healthy foods and study materials included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. FRIDAY, JUNE 1Rhythm & 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. Temple Sinai is honoring outgoing president Mark Richmond, followed by a Summer Supper catered by Michaels On East, and a make-your-own-sundae dessert. The service Temple Sinai, 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). For more information, call Shabbat Shaboom & Youth HavurahParents and their children through grade 2 are encouraged to join Melissa to play, learn and grow. Snack provided. Youth Havurah is an ageto noon. Help prepare our youth for a life of Judaism. These events take SATURDAY, JUNE 2Temple Emanu-El Beach Picnic and HavdalahTemple Emanu-El Brotherhood and Sisterhood happily host the annual Key at the south end of Midnight Pass Road. Under the shaded pavilion, Brotherhood members will man the grill for the cookout. Well also have delicious side dishes, homemade desserts, and plenty of watermelon and ice-cold beverages. Enjoy cornhole, lawn games and time on the playground and beach. Well conclude with a beautiful, musical Havdalah service as the sun sets over the ocean. This is an intergenerational celebration and all are welcome. For registration and pricing, please contact Steven Morning MinyanJoin us for an egalitarian daily morning Minyan Sundays through Avenue, Sarasota. Experience community, observe a loved ones Yahrzeit, and start your day in meditative, contemplative, value-setting prayer. For SUNDAY, JUNE 3Chabad Sarasota Annual MeetingMembers and friends are invited to attend Chabad of Sarasotas annual The meeting will begin with breakfast followed by a Dvar Torah, an given to our dedicated board and host of devoted volunteers. The event is or email info@chabadofsarasota.com.In Our Handsth undivided capital of Israel and the Jewish people, In Our Hands recreates and captures the events during the 1967 Six-Day War that led to Israeli control of the Old City of Jerusalem, placing it again in Jewish hands for damage or destruction to holy sites of all religions in the Holy City. Join included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239.Blessing of the Animals at Temple Emanu-ElBring your pet and celebrate the gift of animal companionship at Temple Emanu-Els Blessing of the Animals. Enjoy the chance to meet other pet lovers in the Jewish community; a brief and inspirational message from Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Rabbi Michael Shefrin about the importance of kindness to animals in Jewish tradition, and the special love we share with our pets; and the opportunity to have pets individually blessed and contact Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman at 941.379.1997 or elaine-glickman@ comcast.net. 404-263-2967 404-263-2967 404-263-2967 Member : ANA, NGC & PCGS THE DUSTY COIN, LLC r 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 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 NCJWs The Blankee Bee Torah and Tea Mah Jongg

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15 June 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Send your Jewish Happenings to jewishnews@jfedsrq.org Morning Minyan Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center Summer CampIn a clean, safe, loving and nurturing Jewish environment, preschool-age campers will enjoy fun themes like oceans, circus, traveling and camping; science, cooking, singing and art; free indoor and outdoor play; and special activities including a visit from a real scuba diver and the Humane and of course pizza lunches and Shabbat celebrations every Friday with Temple Emanu-Els wonderful rabbis. The camp is located at the Susan Sarasota. For the schedule and tuition information, call Elaine Sharrock at MONDAY, JUNE 4NCJWs 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 venTorah and TeaJoin Chanie Bukiet in her home for a weekly dose of delicious tea and refreshments and learn about Tanya and mystical psychology of the soul. or rabbi@chabadofbradenton.com. TUESDAY, JUNE 5Mah JonggAll are welcome to join in our weekly game of Mah Jongg. Bring your Sarasota. Cost: $2 for TBS members; $3 for nonmembers. New participants are always welcome. We meet all summer, and lessons are provided CTeen BBQ at the BeachJoin us in remembering the wonderful year we had together and celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with a delicious kosher BBQ, unpoppable bubbles and exciting beach-worthy activities. We will meet at thanks to for sponsoring events, trips and dinners excluding the International Shabbaton. For more rabbi@chabadofbradenton.com. Minyan Breakfast delightful breakfast. There is no cost. Open to the community. New faces are always welcome. The breakfast takes place at Temple Beth Sholom, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6Temple Emanu-El Lunch with the RabbisAre you looking for a great lunch date? Join Rabbi Brenner Glickman, Rabbi Michael Shefrin and friendly, interesting companions for lunch, socializing and discussion of current events and subjects of Jewish Attendees are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch and are also welcome to company are provided. The event begins at noon at Temple Emanu941.371.2788. Lifting Depression & Anxiety Trauma Impact Reduction Eating Disorders Teen/Parent Relationship Building Couples Connection & Reasonable Endings Returning Veteran Transitions Adults Adolescents Individuals Couples Families QUALITY PSYCHOTHERAPY 941.315.8797 CounselingServicesSarasota.com AVerierLMHC@gmail.com Andrea Verier M.A., M.S., LMHCNationally Board Certied, Licensed Mental Health Counselor #4082 1217 S. East Avenue, Suite 209 Sarasota, FL Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_617_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 6/6/17 3:07 PM

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16 June 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS pinterest.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED twitter.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED Chug Ivri (Advanced Hebrew Circle)If you are interested in keeping up your spoken Hebrew skills, this ongoing informal study group is right for you. Read Israeli newspapers, chat with THURSDAY, JUNE 7Yiddish 101 From Oy to Vey!Deeply rooted in Jewish culture, Yiddish remains one of the largest spoken grants from Eastern Europe, this unique language is as essential to Jewish Perfect for beginners and experts alike. This free class takes place on and speak to Maria Leonardo for more information.Rosh Chodesh Society CourseAll 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 The Farewell, will examine the Havdalah ritual and how Shabbat and the weekday are two important modes of our spiritual service. For assistance with underwriting this course, appreciation is $12 for nonmembers. Anyone joining Nshei Chabad Womens Rosh NCWSarasota@gmail.com. Friendly but serious game! Do you play??? Thursdays / 12pm to 4ishJERUSALEM ROOM, FEDERATION CAMPUS 582 MCINTOSH ROAD$5 pie.Contact Marilyn Oslander941.951.2029marasota@yahoo.com EDERATION C AMPUS Contact Marilyn Oslander Seasoned Bridge... Anyone? The Bridge Group meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. For more information, call Bob Satnickat 941.538.3739 Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish Jerusalem Room, Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road) $5 pie. Friendly but serious game!Contact Marilyn Oslander 941.951.2029 marasota@yahoo.com G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II against Hitler, bigotry and intolerance. Like all Americans, they fought brethren in Europe. A panel discussion with distinguished veterans of our more information, please email howardkilman@hotmail.com. SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Love of Learning Summer CampThe Al Katz Center presents six weekly activity and academic summer camps for children ages 6-13. Individualized instruction is provided by Beverly Newman, who holds a doctorate in education and child psycholyour child, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. MONDAY, JUNE 11NCJW Book Club the Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota. The book for discussion is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, and will be reviewed by Susan Horwitz. The club usually meets the second Monday of the month. For more information and to sign up, email Barbara Aferiat at barbara@aferiat.com. Fathers Day Barbecue and Concert Classes are held on the Campus of The Jewish Federation, 580 McIntosh Rd. in Sarasota. To register or seek more information, please contact Marden Paru, Dean and Rosh Yeshiva at 941.379.5655 or marden.paru@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to the Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva and mail to Marden Paru, 5445 Pamela Wood Way #160, Sarasota, FL 34233. PRESENTS JUNE-JULY 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. Inquire about multi-course discounts. Scholarships are also available.THE 60 MOST INFLUENTIAL JEWSMONDAYS 3:30 PM 4:45 PM Starting June 4 (Eight Weeks)How many inuential Jews can you name, if asked? What are the criteria used for identifying the most signicant individuals who have contributed so greatly to the Jewish enterprise and the world at-large over the last three and a half millennia? is course is designed to discuss achievement and recognition of outstanding Jewish individuals, who, for many in their day, might have been nominated for a Nobel Prize. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.OUR JEWISH YEAR(is course is based on the popular new book by Abigail Pogrebin My Jewish Year)TUESDAYS 10:30 AM Starting June 5 (Eight Weeks)Take a journey with us through the entire Jewish calendar year as the noted author and columnist, Abigail Pogrebin did in her new book. My Jewish Year will be used as our text and guide with many ancillary embellishments. e goal is to explore the rhythm and purposes of every holiday including festivals, high holidays, fasts and latter year commemorations. Copies of My Jewish Year are available at the Yeshiva for $15. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY IN BYTESFRIDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting June 8 (Eight Weeks) e history of Jews in America is 364 years in the making. Immigrants from all corners of the world landed here bringing their ethnic identity, religion, family customs and languages and quickly integrated into the emerging American landscape. is course will concentrate on specic events and phenomena which enabled the Jews of America to achieve high status and acceptance as a minority group in this land of freedom. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.

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17 June 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Love of Learning Summer Camp Mitzvah 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 Mitzvah Knitting Group sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood. We 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 information, email Susan Bernstein at susanhope22@comcast.net. TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah ClassJoin Rabbi Michael Werbow for an educational experience with a focus on prayers, customs, Hebrew literacy, Jewish rituals, holidays, chanting and more. If you are an adult who did not have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony Avenue, Sarasota. There is no cost. New participants are always welcome. Please let us know if you plan on attending. For more information, contact WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Fathers Day Barbecue and ConcertThe Ten Commandments instruct all Jews to Honor thy Father and thy Mother. Celebrate Fathers Day with a delicious kosher barbecue and special musical tribute by Israeli concert pianist Eleonora Lvov, whose father, Boris Lvov, was one of the top concert pianists in Russia and Israel. SUNDAY, JUNE 17 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 sota. To make a reservation or for more information, call or text Rosalyn TUESDAY, JUNE 19 Chabad of Sarasotas Camp Gan Israel of fun activities, including swimming, art, taekwondo, trips and theme and Jewish pride. For girls in grades 7-8, there is a separate teen program. MONDAY, JUNE 25 LChayim HERES TO LIFE ON THE GULF COAST Committed to the Jewish Community for over 20 years, Stacy is passionate about real estate and strives to build ever-lasting relationships based on exceptional service, uncompromising values and a strong work ethic. Stacy Hanan, Realtor941.266.0529StacyHanan@michaelsaunders.com 1605 Main Street | Sarasota, Florida 34236 | 941.951.6660 S a r a s o t a s C o n s e r v a t i v e S y n a g o g u eT E M P L E B E T H S H O L O M S h a b b a t S e r v i c e sF r i d a y 6 : 3 0 p m S a t u r d a y 9 : 0 0 a m f o r o u r c h i l d r e n S a t u r d a y 1 0 : 3 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m S h a b b a t S h a b o o m & Y o u t h H a v u r a h M o r n i n g M i n y a nS u n d a y F r i d a y 8 : 0 0 a m 9 : 0 0 a m O F F I C E H O U R S 1 0 5 0 S O U T H T U T T L E A V E N U E S A R A S O T A F L O R I D A 3 4 2 3 7 9 4 1 9 5 5 8 1 2 1 I N F O @ T E M P L E B E T H S H O L O M F L O R G W W W T E M P L E B E T H S H O L O M F L O R G W h e r e c o m m u n i t y i s f a m i l y a n d e g a l i t a r i a n C o n s e r v a t i v e J u d a i s m t h r i v e s i n S a r a s o t a t h r o u g h p r a y e r l e a r n i n g a n d c o m m u n i t y s e r v i c e J U D A I C A S H O PM o n d a y C L O S E D T u e s d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 5 : 0 0 p m W e d n e s d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 5 : 0 0 p m T h u r s d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 5 : 0 0 p m F r i d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 3 : 3 0 p m S u m m e r H o u r s W e d n e s d a y 1 0 : 0 0 a m 2 : 0 0 p m L et u s h el p w i th yo u r Ju d ai c n eed s! K o s h e r K i t c h e n M a h J o n g g ( w e e k l y ) R o o m R e n t a l s S i s t e r h o o d & M e n s C l u b Y o u t h G r o u p s ( P R E P ) P a v e r R e l i g i o u s E d u c a t i o n a l P r o g r a m C a t e r i n g S e r v i c e s C o n t i n u i n g E d u c a t i o n D a i l y M o r n i n g M i n y a n H o l o c a u s t G a r d e n I d e l s o n L i b r a r y J e w i s h C e m e t e r y J u d a i c a M u s e u m J u d a i c a S h o p SignUp Here SignUp Here Stay up-to-date on: Events News Opportunities in the SarasotaManatee Jewish Community DONT MISS OUT!Registering for The Jewish Federations weekly email newsletter means you wont miss out on important community information. Get updated EVERY Thursday! Sign up at JFEDSRQ.org

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18 June 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aviva University: Lifelong Learning Healthy Learning Lecture Series Youthful Aging Lecture Series Parkinsons Support Group Contact Nancy Rubin at 941.379.3553 Volunteer Program Contact Director of Volunteers, Donna Albano at 941.379.3553 Holocaust Survivors Support Group Contact Lifestyle Director, Maria Leonardo at 941.377.0781COMMUNITY RESOURCESFRIENDSHIP CENTERS 941.955.2122 www.friendshipcenters.org Resource center for information, education and supportSENIOR BLUE BOOK www.seniorsbluebook.com This FREE resource guide for aging well is available in most Walgreens stores, libraries, health care facilities and more. United Way 2-1-1 Referral Program of Manasota, Inc. Dial 211 www.unitedwaysuncoast.org A free and condential service that helps people across North America nd the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.CONSUMER AFFAIRSSeniors vs. Crime 800.203.3099 This program is sponsored by the Oce of the Attorney General of Florida. It allows consumer-conscious seniors to be actively involved in protecting their communities and their fellow seniors from becoming victims of consumer fraud.FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEJFCS 941.366.2224 The Salvation Army Manatee County 941.748.5110 The Salvation Army Sarasota County 941.954.4673FOOD SERVICESAll Faiths Food Bank (AFFB) 941.379.6333 AFFB works with 184 partners and programs to deliver healthy food to families in need in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 407.888.8751 Works to improve the health of low income persons (at least 60 years old) by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee 941.747.4655 www.mealsonwheelsplus.org Assisting individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring, supportive services. Also operates The Food Bank of Manatee. Meals on Wheels Sarasota 941.366.6693 Providing meals for those who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 866.762.2237 www.myorida.com/accessorida Provides nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families Florida Department of Elder Aairs 1.800.414.2000IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATIONEMERGENCY: Fire/Police/Ambulance/Poison 911 Abuse Hotline (children, disabled or elderly persons) 1.800.962.2873 Health Department of Sarasota County 941.861.2900 Veterans Aairs Sarasota Vet Center 941.927.8285 VA Medical Clinic, Bradenton 941.721.0649 VA Medical Clinic, Port Charlotte 941.235.2710 OLDER ADULT SERVICES Holocaust Awareness Oering holiday celebrations and social gatherings for area Holocaust Survivors (presented in partnership with Jewish Family & Childrens Service of the Suncoast, Inc., Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services and The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) Contact Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org Indigent Burial Services Contact Howard Tevlowitz at 941.343.2110 or htevlowitz@jfedsrq.org Contact Natalie Chuquizuta at 941.757.8520} HELPLINE FOR CAREGIVERS 941.364.7560 Information and referral to community resources, services, and benets Counseling individual and group sessions, in home visits Social Engagement Education and Wellness Seminars MindSet Brain Fitness Classes Caregiver Support weekly group sessions and individual appointments Respite for Caregivers Geriatric Care Management Caring from a Distance program Friendly Visitors End of Life and Bereavement Support Jewish holiday celebrations at the Fruitville campus, JCV, and in the community Financial Assistance Program Holocaust Survivor Services Jewish Aging Mastery Program Transportation to programs and activities Contact Pamela Baron, MSW, Director of Senior Services 941.366.2224 ext. 112 pbaron@jfcs-cares.orgThe sta positions that provide many of these services are funded by Holocaust Awareness Oering holiday celebrations and social gatherings for area Holocaust Survivors A SERVICE OF The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

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19 June 2018 JEWISH INTEREST E xactly eighty years ago, on June 22, 1938, arguably the most famous boxing match in history took place at Yankee Stadium, New York, when the German heavyweight champion, Max Schmeling, confronted became a professional boxer at the age of 19 and won the German light heavyweight title two years later. On June 19, 1927, he won the European light heavyweight title, and then the German heavyweight crown. Moving quickly to the number-two ranking and a shot at the heavyweight title, on June the title. Schmeling won when Sharkey blow the only occasion in boxing history when the heavyweight championtold Schmeling that while in the United States he should inform the American public that reports about Jewish persecution in Germany were untrue. When Schmeling arrived in New York he complied, saying that there was no anti-Semitism in Germany and emphasizing the point that his manager, Joe Jacobs, was Jewish. Later that year, Schmeling suffered defeat at the hands of Max Baer Stadium. The loss was deemed a racial and cultural disgrace in Germany, where it was considered outrageous that Schmeling would even have had was Jewish, and Baer himself fought wearing shorts emblazoned with a Star of David. By this stage Schmeling was viewed as a something of a Nazi pupknocked out American Steve Hamas tors spontaneously stood and sang the Horst Wessel (the Nazi anthem), with arms raised in the Hitler salute. This caused outrage in the United States, with Schmeling now being publicized in Germany as the very model of Aryan supremacy and Nazi racial superiority, something he would detest all his life. The American public was desperate for Schmeling to return to the Unitagainst the young American hero, the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis. On June kee Stadium. As Schmelings record of underdog, and many people thought prime. Yet Schmeling had studied Louiss technique closely and found a weakness in his defense. In the 12th round, he scored what some consider the upset of the century, when he sensationally knocked Louis out. In Germany, the Nazi press to Schmelings dismay boasted that the victory represented white Aryan supremacy. When he returned to Berlin, he was invited by Hitler to join him for lunch. The rematch, at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 1938, became a cultural and political event. It was billed as a battle of the Aryan versus the Negro, a struggle of evil against good. Held match saw a determined and highlymotivated Joe Louis knock Schmeling out within two minutes and four secSchmeling said later he was relieved to have lost, as the defeat removed Nazi expectations of his abilities. It made it easier for him to refuse to act as a Nazi, and he was shunned by Hitler and the Nazi hierarchy for having shamed the Aryan Superman ideal. Hitler never forgave Schmeling for losing to Louis. On the night of November 9, 1938, as anti-Semitic mobs were sacking Jewish property throughout the Reich during the Kristallnacht Schmelings opposition to Nazism was tested as never before. One of his Jewish friends, David Lewin, begged in desperation for Schmeling to shelter his two sons, hesitation, Schmeling took them to his room in the downtown Excelsior Hotel and kept them there for three days, telling the desk clerk that he was ill and must not be disturbed. Risking his life to save the two brothers, he then helped them escape Berlin. After things settled down, he drove them to his house for further hiding. Waiting another two days, he then delivered them safely to their father. In 1939, Schmeling helped the They went to the United States where Heinz (now Henri) became a prominent hotel owner in Las Vegas. During World War II a still enraged Adolf Hitler saw to it that at the age where he served during the Battle of Crete in May 1941. It was said that the Fhrer took a personal interest in seeing to it that the former champion would be sent on suicide missions. After the war and in retirement, Schmelin g became one of Germanys ures. He remained popular not only in Germany, but also in America. He became friends with many of his former foes, particularly his old opponent, Joe Louis. Schmeling would often KHOS\003KLP\003\277\003QDQFLDOO\)65.9 (\017\003DQG\003WKHLU\003IULHQG\020 ship lasted until Louiss death in 1981, for the funeral. Max Schmeling was a man in conthe racial policies of Nazism. The degree of resistance he showed was built around a sense of what it was to be a decent human being. On February 2, Hollenstedt, near Hamburg. 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. r f n r r t t t b r n b r r r n n t b r b b n n f r t f r t r b t r r b b b r n r r r r n f n r n f r f t b r f n t b t t t r r r f n t b t t t r r f r r f rfn tbt ff rf rntbntb tbt f For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. A POWERFUL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY For Questions ContactJessi Sheslow 941.343.2109 jsheslow@jfedsrq.orgjfedsrq.orgMany Inspiring Speakers to Choose from IncludingHILDE MANDEL PAUL MOLNAR RIFKA GLATZ GINETTE HERSH HENRY TENENBAUMHolocaust, Genocide and Tolerance Education The HOLOCAUST SPEAKERS BUREAU oers teachers a unique opportunity to expand their students classroom experience. We have a large number of Holocaust survivors who re side in this community. They are very motivat ed to visit school children and give their eyewit ness accounts of the Holocaust. Also available are speakers who were hidden children, those saved through the Kindertransport, resistance ghters, refugees, as well as World War II camp liberators. All speakers are authentic to their respective experiences and feel a strong commitment to bring an awareness of the consequences that result when evil is allowed to ourish. They feel privileged and grateful to live in this wonderful country where their voices are being heard. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY For Booking Contact Anne Stein, Speakers Bureau Coordinator 941.923.6470 luvhula@gmail.com Aviva University: Lifelong Learning Healthy Learning Lecture Series Youthful Aging Lecture Series Parkinsons Support Group Contact Nancy Rubin at 941.379.3553 Volunteer Program Contact Director of Volunteers, Donna Albano at 941.379.3553 Holocaust Survivors Support Group Contact Lifestyle Director, Maria Leonardo at 941.377.0781COMMUNITY RESOURCESFRIENDSHIP CENTERS 941.955.2122 www.friendshipcenters.org Resource center for information, education and supportSENIOR BLUE BOOK www.seniorsbluebook.com This FREE resource guide for aging well is available in most Walgreens stores, libraries, health care facilities and more. United Way 2-1-1 Referral Program of Manasota, Inc. Dial 211 www.unitedwaysuncoast.org A free and condential service that helps people across North America nd the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.CONSUMER AFFAIRSSeniors vs. Crime 800.203.3099 This program is sponsored by the Oce of the Attorney General of Florida. It allows consumer-conscious seniors to be actively involved in protecting their communities and their fellow seniors from becoming victims of consumer fraud.FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEJFCS 941.366.2224 The Salvation Army Manatee County 941.748.5110 The Salvation Army Sarasota County 941.954.4673FOOD SERVICESAll Faiths Food Bank (AFFB) 941.379.6333 AFFB works with 184 partners and programs to deliver healthy food to families in need in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 407.888.8751 Works to improve the health of low income persons (at least 60 years old) by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee 941.747.4655 www.mealsonwheelsplus.org Assisting individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring, supportive services. Also operates The Food Bank of Manatee. Meals on Wheels Sarasota 941.366.6693 Providing meals for those who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 866.762.2237 www.myorida.com/accessorida Provides nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families Florida Department of Elder Aairs 1.800.414.2000IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATIONEMERGENCY: Fire/Police/Ambulance/Poison 911 Abuse Hotline (children, disabled or elderly persons) 1.800.962.2873 Health Department of Sarasota County 941.861.2900 Veterans Aairs Sarasota Vet Center 941.927.8285 VA Medical Clinic, Bradenton 941.721.0649 VA Medical Clinic, Port Charlotte 941.235.2710OLDER ADULT SERVICES Holocaust Awareness Oering holiday celebrations and social gatherings for area Holocaust Survivors (presented in partnership with Jewish Family & Childrens Service of the Suncoast, Inc., Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services and The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) Contact Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org Indigent Burial Services Contact Howard Tevlowitz at 941.343.2110 or htevlowitz@jfedsrq.org Contact Natalie Chuquizuta at 941.757.8520} HELPLINE FOR CAREGIVERS 941.364.7560 Information and referral to community resources, services, and benets Counseling individual and group sessions, in home visits Social Engagement Education and Wellness Seminars MindSet Brain Fitness Classes Caregiver Support weekly group sessions and individual appointments Respite for Caregivers Geriatric Care Management Caring from a Distance program Friendly Visitors End of Life and Bereavement Support Jewish holiday celebrations at the Fruitville campus, JCV, and in the community Financial Assistance Program Holocaust Survivor Services Jewish Aging Mastery Program Transportation to programs and activities Contact Pamela Baron, MSW, Director of Senior Services 941.366.2224 ext. 112 pbaron@jfcs-cares.orgThe sta positions that provide many of these services are funded by A SERVICE OF The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

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Thats what becomes of a wanna-be writer with a focus on the Judaic muwill be the younger generation who will be on the forefront of repairing the world. For starters, their home page is written in three languages: English, itself, since the goal of the program is to encourage understanding through song and dialogue among Israeli and Palestinian youth in Jerusalem. Their mission states, Through the cocreation of music and the sharing of stories, the chorus seeks to empower youth in Jerusalem to become leaders in their communities and inspire singers and listeners around the world to work for peace. The singers are young people, high school students, ages 14-19, from East and West Jerusalem, who come together in a common experience and, in the process, experience understanding, community and a shared identity. Their music can be described as somewhere between Pop, Arabic Classical, Hip-Hop and Chant. In the words of a description in their album Home, singers, both Israeli and Palestinian alike, support each other in creating a space that is a home for all, and in doing so show what Jerusalem can be. by Founder and Director Micah Hendler, an award-winning singer and music director from Yale University who has studied the intersection between Hendler has spent years developing this model based on his paper, I Am a Seed of Peace: Music and Israeli-Arab Peacemaking. Much of this writing and other papers he has authored are the basis for the YMCA Jerusalem program of the Jerusalem International YMCA and the Jerusalem Foundation, an independent community foundation that supports an equitable and open place where people from all walks of life can feel comfortable. The chorus current director is Nizar Alkhater, an Israeli classical pianist and composer who brings a wealth of musical experience to the group, both from his work in Israel and throughout Europe. He has specialized in organizing projects for youth music education and youth orchestra. In addition to the YMCA Youth Chorus, he directs a choir for people with physical limitations and special needs. with an equal balance between Arab and Jewish membership. The Arab members are roughly one-third Christian and two-thirds Muslim with a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds among them. The repertoire is diverse, sung in several languages, including English, Arabic, Hebrew and others. The music is a type of East-West musical fusion with a mix of creative and innovative arrangements. One number hearsals are held weekly and run for three and a half hours, mostly in English except for necessary translations for speakers of Arabic and Hebrew. Here are some of the comments from the singers themselves: You get to know the other side you get to be together, you get to see 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.Av Kzohar Ha-Ivrit In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a bill that recognized the third Sunday in June as Fathers Day. This recognition came after decades of attempting to mark a special day in honor of fathers commensurate with honoring mothers in our society. In honor of the day, let us explore the Hebrew words for father and dad. The most common word for father in the Bible is av, (plural avot), which is mentioned, Hebrew and nine times in Aramaic. However, depending on context, av also means patriarch, progenitor and ancestor. And, in some cases av means inventor, leader, advisor, patron, head of family or tribe and founder of a settlement. In post-biblical Hebrew the word abba entered the Hebrew lexicon from Aramaic. Abba is a combination of two words: av a, which, in the. Thus, abba in Aramaic means the father. In Hebrew, however, abba With so many meanings, it is not surprising that av is at the center of many idioms and terms in the Hebrew language. We will mention but a few. Avinu Malkaynu literally our Father nu indicates the plural possessive our. The same structure is echoed in the prayer avinu sheh-ba-sha-mayim, literally our Father in Heaven, and in the words of Isaiah who called God ata avi-nu, You are our Father. (Isa 63:17) Another example using Av as an epithet for God is Av Ha-ra-chamim, literally compassionate Father, found in Sabbath prayers. From biblical days to modern Hebrew, av is a word used to identify a person who was the progenitor of a group, the inventor of an idea, or an advisor. Abraham, for example, was called Avi-nu our father (Ta-anit Avi Ha-ne-vi-im the father of the prophYuval, was called avi kinor literally the ancestor of lyre players (Gen 4:21), and Joseph, the advisor to the av to With the years, the meaning of av expanded even further to mean basic factor, origin and source. Thus, av is used as a key word in many terms. For example, the president of the court is called Av Bait ha-Din literally the father of the court. (Sanhedrin 1:3) The concept of zkhut avot ancesparental legacy and the right for inheritance. (Avot 2:2) And anatomically speaking, the term av ha-or-kim literally, the father of the veins, is the Hebrew name for the aorta. I wish to end our short survey of av with two biblical sayings which highlight the relationships between fathers and children. First, the prophet Jeremiah warns fathers that their misdeeds avot akh-lu boser or fathers have eaten sour grapes, and ve-shi-nay ba-nim tik-henah and the childrens teeth are on edge. (Jer. 31:28) The second biblical teaching, highlighting parent-child relationships, is found at the heart of the Ten Commandments, where it is written: ka-bed et avi-kha ve-et ime-kha honor your father and your mother. honor of fathers and mothers is fundamental to the strength of society. 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. The Aviva Experience is about getting more than you expect. More comfort. More peace of mind. And more of the good times and good people that make every day special. Make the move that will change your life. Aviva. From Strength to Strength. 941-225-8369 AvivaSeniorLife.org1951 N. HONORE AVE | SARASOTA, FL 34235Assisted Living Facility #8951 | Skilled Nursing Facility #130471046 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation I came for health. I discovered happiness.

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21 June 2018 JEWISH INTEREST facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community Persons in are deemed by Nate Bloom to be Jewish ish parent and were not raised in a faith other than Judaism and dont identify with a faith other than Judaism as an adult. Converts to Judaism, of course, are Nate Bloom (see column at le ) has become a family history expert in 10 years of doing his celebrity column, and he has expert friends who can help when called on. Most family history experts charge $1,000 or more to do a full family-tree search. However, Bloom knows that most people want to start with a limited search of one family line.So heres the deal:Write Bloom at nteibloom@aol.com and enclose a phone number. Nate will then contact you about starting a limited search. If that goes well, additional and more extensive searches are possible. The rst search fee is no more than $100. No upfront cost. Also, several of this newspapers readers have asked Bloom to locate friends and family members from their past, and thats worked out great for them. So contact him about this as well.Interested in Your Familys History? Solo: A Star Wars Story which opens Solos early days as a smuggler and his friendship with Chewbacca, a wookie. Clarissian. 28, plays Solo, with Donald Glover playing Clarissian. Ehrenreich, who was discovered at a bar mitzvah reception by told Collider.com that the young Solo was more of an idealist than the one in the original with the original Solo, role. (Fords late mother was Jewish). The script is by 68, and his son, 38. The elder Kasdan previously co-wrote two of the The Empire Strikes Back The Return of the Jedi (1983). The younger Kasdan has a small role in Solo as Tag Greenly, and voice of Rio Durant (described as a very cool and important alien character Tag based on a true story. Its about a group of old friends who meet up once a year for a rousing game of tag. Of course, mental games also go on. Co-stars include and both 42. Remember ? This musical actress was the perky host and star of the TLC series Trading Spaces for Early in April, the show was rebooted on TLC (new episodes air Saturthe host, and the premise is the same: couples swap homes and have a limited budget to redo each others homes with the help of a designer. season of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle series. The show functioned on two levels. It worked as a childrens show, but frequently made references and jokes that were directed at adults (often hip, well-read adults). Two Jewish actors voiced a lot of the series iconic characters. 1966), born Solomon Hersh Frees, was the voice of baddie Boris Badanov and Captain Wrongway Peachfuzz. voice of Rocky, baddie Natasha Fatale and every other female character in the show (including distinct cartoons within the show, like Dudley Do-Right). Foray (born Forer) was the daughter of a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant and a French Canadian mother who converted to Judaism. Look up the amazing list of voice roles she created Foray was the greatest female voice actor of all time. Her only competition for the greatest, male or female, is up, too. whether they like the usually dirty stand-up humor of 63. Sometimes I like Gottfrieds humor dirty or not and sometimes he doesnt amuse me at all. However, I was charmed and touched Gilbert and is now streaming on Hulu. He wed his girlfriend of ten years, now have two lovable young children. top record promotion executive. She is the perfect wife for Gilbert a miracle really. Shes smart, funny, nurturing and tolerant of his huge Gilberts wife and kids clearly adore him and just seem to accept his quirks and his absences due to frequent road trips. The unexpected continues as we see how kind Gilbert is to his sisters they, too, adore him. Forget whether you like his comedy. This is a great and oddly heartwarming Jewish family story. The now-famous comedian Michelle Wolf is not Jewish. The Times of Israel, while mentioning her tour of Israel a few years back, stated she is not Jewish. Also, the Deputy Director of the Jewish Womens Archive, a quite good website, says she asked Wolf if she was Jewish by messaging her via Instagram last year and Wolf replied that she isnt Jewish. Google Larisa Klebe and Michelle wrote about Wolf. The most recent one is a smart exploration of how the criticism of Wolf often veers into antiSemitic tropes. gigi silverbergConcierge RealtorMy approach to the Real Estate business is not to acquire the most listings; but to get the listings I take sold. Whether your goal is sell your home or purchase a new one, my priority is getting you the result you desire. 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22 June 2018 JEWISH INTEREST STAY CONNECTED Instagram.com/jfedsrq Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing old The Jewish News B esserman has penned a fascinating portrait of an insecure Jewish woman, Sharon Berg, who in her mid-thirties becomes infatuated with a somewhat charismatic spiritual leader. Rabbi Albert Joachim is the head of The Center for Mystical Judaism. Sharon studies there and becomes a slave to her Kabbalah Master. She works long hours for little pay and scant attention. Sharons life had run aground. Divorced, with two children, and with few prospects, she is easy prey to her own imagination. Her needs are projected on an imagined version of a caring Rabbi Joachim who seems to be simply using her. Sharon fantasizes that he will return her love. Perhaps divorce his wife and marry her. Unable to properly parent her children, she had invited her mother to move in and help out. This situation has an upside and a downside. Set in Brooklyns Coney Island and other sections of New York, The Kabbalah Master taste. Its temporal setting is 1972, a time of social change and continuing Perle Besserman knows the territory and handles it with authority. Sharon, a somewhat time-worn, nice Jewish girl, is desperate for validation. Enter Junior Cantana. Junior is seven years younger than Sharon much younger than that. Their meeting is fortuitous. To Sharons eyes, he has in the authors view, many are. And in that group, perhaps, is Rabbi Joachim, whose writings on the curative powers of herbs are under attack. The clover cure has caught the attention of the FDA. And yet Priceman, who as publisher is likely to be sued, is willing to believe that Rabbi Joachim is sincere, although misguided in his enthusiasms. There is a lot to like about this book. Many chapters read like detachable vignettes of New York life, the main characters peripheral to others who populate these scenes. These sections are not at all distracting; rather, they set Sharon into a larger, richer and more complex cultural environment. Moreover, though the storys main thrust aligns with serious current concerns about false, manipulating gurus taking advantage of women, readers The book is rich with a wise and unexpected humor. Will Sharon be able to build a new life for herself? Read the book and make your own decision. Recipient of the Theodore Hoepfner Fiction Award and past writer-in-residence at the Mishkenot Shaananim Artists Colony in Jerusalem, Pushcart Prizenominee Perle Besserman was praised by Isaac Bashevis Singer for the clarity and feeling for mystic lore of her writing, and by Publishers Weekly for its wisdom [that] points to a universal practice of her autobiographical novel Pilgrimage in The Southern Humanities Review AGNI, Transatlantic Review Nebraska Review Southerly North American Review and Bamboo Ridge among others. Her books have been recorded and released in both audio and e-book versions and translated into over ten languages. Her most recent books of A New Zen for Women (Palgrave Macmillan) and Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers, coauthored with Manfred Steger (Wisdom Books). Two novels, Kabuki Boy and Widow Zion, and Yeshiva Girl, a story collection, are available from Aqueous Books, Pinyon Publishing and Homebound Publishing, respectively. The Kabbalah Master, movie-star looks. He is polite, caring, and alternates between seeming vulnerable and sure of himself. There is a genuine attraction between this couple. However, they have backgrounds that put pressure on a possible relationship. What is Sharon doing, she this younger man. She wonders herthrough her mind, his gravitas, learning and remarkable allure so much in contrast to Juniors aura. Lots of little antly of trees in the rain. Sharon has always believed her destiny is to marry a Jewish man, to raise Jewish children, and to deepen her Jewish knowledge and identity. She already attempted that life, and though the Jewish children are still there, the husband is gone. tionship with this Italian-American Vietnam War veteran? Is her attraction to him a counterbalance to her adoration of Rabbi Joachim? Wont she always seem an old lady in his circle of friends? Rabbi Joachim is not present for a substantial part of the ing his wife and children in Israel. Jewish mysticism, however, continues to be represented by a neighborhood occult book store owned and run by Seymour Priceman. He is also Rabbi Joachims publisher. An astute businessman, he admits to having absolutely no personal interest in the concerns of the books he sells and publishes. Ms. Besserman, through Pricemans stance, suggests that most who dabble in mysticism, Jewish or otherwise, are charlatans. Clearly enough, The Kabbalah Master: A Novel ? I was trained as an actor, singer and dancer from an early age, so my life as a acters and situations calling for expression. They are enacted on the stage of my imagination, my dreams and my memories, similarly to what William Butler Yeats described as a sort of mediumistic trance. My parents were both storytellers. Books, movies and the arts in general were the basis for the life drama enacted at home a perfect maelstrom It was part of my spiritual search. I also made trips around the world and wrote books about Oriental Mysticism and womens spirituality ( The Way of Witches I start out with a problem, so I cant answer that question objectively. Years I discovered that my electromagnetic most digital devices. Things got so crazy, when I was teaching at Illinois State University, that my department chair was killing the list serve, and why my syllabi couldnt get downloaded. Anyway, the IT people tested me (a couple of Bell Labs physicists had studied the problem years before) and found that I was among 4 % of the population with all I can say is that my creative urge, the characters and situations demanding to be written, are still alive and well despite my fraught relationship with the digital age. James Joyce, Flaubert, Dickens, the Brontes, Alice Munro, W.B. Yeats, Homer... In spite of his solipsism and sexism, I kind of like Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to name a few. with characters and stories needing to be told. I tune in and listen. Sometimes that stage is bare, so I have to stay quiet and respectfully wait for the characters and their stories to enter. Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Naval Academy. He reviews regularly for Florida Weekly Jewish Book World, Southern Literary Review and other publications. 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23 June 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing old I remember when I lived in Brooklyn, my best girlfriend was Catholic, says Helen C., now in her pass her church, St. Lucys. Sometimes wed stop to say hello to the priest. He was a nice man but he always seemed so sad. I told my girlfriend, My rabbi has a wife and kids. Your priest should have that, The issue of whether priests should marry and whether women should be priests has been a topic of conversation for decades. During all those years, their often unsolicited opinions, mainly because we noticed, just as Helen C. had, that there are good reasons for clergy to be permitted to marry. In Brooklyn, St. Lucys church is now closed. Here in Italy where I live and work, I notice the same problems persist. In fact, Father Luigi Iuliano (Don Gigi), my friend and colleague, contends each day with the closing of ministering to hundreds of Catholics who no longer have a priest to serve them. And he is not alone. According to the Vaticans own statistics, nearly half of the worlds parishes and missions do not have a resident priest. As rabbi in the same Italian village where Don Gigi served for more than as a married female rabbi and wonder if the College of Cardinals would ever consider allowing married priests and women priests to join the Catholic clergy something that many believe would bring an enormously positive change to the Roman Catholic Church. to Serrastretta, my fathers Calabrian synagogue in the south of Italy since Inquisition times. Over the years I have had the pleasure and privilege of getting to know a number of priests, who, like Don Gigi, are deeply dedicated. Yet no matter how meticulously they organize their time, it seems impossible for these priests to keep up. No surprise there. FutureChurch, a Vatican sanctioned organization, reports that worldwide there are an estimated istry and their reason for leaving to get married. In Italy the priest shortage is monumental. In America its not much can men have left the priesthood since band, Bernie. His wife Patricia recalls that although Bernie loved his secular job, if priests had been permitted to marry, Patricia is certain that Bernie would have stayed. In fact, Futureried priests would be willing to return to active ministry if they could. Sadly, Bernie has passed on, but if he were here today he certainly would be surprised to know that although for him marriage was out of the question, married priests in the Roman Catholic Church. So who are these priests who serve American Catholic parishes with their wives and children in tow? They are men who formerly served Protestant churches as ordained ministers but who made conversion to become Roman Catholics. Following a period of study and examination, these married men were ordained as Catholic priests. What about women? The Jewish religion has ordained women since the who was murdered in Auschwitz, holds woman rabbi in modern times. Today, hundreds of women serve synagogues as senior pulpit rabbis. We make up and as wives and mothers we divide our time, as do most professionals, between work and home responsibilities. In the modern Catholic Church, where the number of priests has declined rapidly, deacons have stepped in to help. Interestingly, of the number of Catholic lay people and deacons percent are women. Maybe more important are the results from a survey of a group thought to be the most traditional among all Catholics Irish priests. When they were asked to reported the ordination of women priests. priests in service compared with the alCatholics worldwide, the ordination of women could be the force to bring priests back to abandoned parishes. Could change like this really happen? Many Catholic scholars believe so. Since the rules regarding priestly celibacy and the ordination of women are not dogma but canon law, Pope Francis, who is seen by many as a reformer, might one day consider including married priests and women priests among Catholic clergy. Would it work out? If the Jewish experience is any indication, when women entered the rabbinate, their presence created opportunities for small and struggling synagogues to have their own ordained spiritual leader. Fewer synagogues closed their doors as congregants seriously considered hiring women and adjusted emotionally to the presence of a woman on the pulpit. Pope John Paul II said it best when he told the world, With Judaism we have a (special) relationship You are our dearly beloved elder brothers. With that statement the late Pope rekindled the familial relationship between Jews and Christians a relationship that had been dormant for centuries. It is my hope that we Jews can continue to lead by example so that our Catholic brothers and sisters might have the opportunity to embrace the positive changes that married priests and women priests would bring to their church. 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. How We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. jfedsrq.orgLearn more at jfedsrq.orgThis is YOUR federation. And we are here to help. assistance for all ages in Sarasota and Manatee Counties: Camp Grants, Travel Opportunities, Education Scholarships, Religious School Assistance and Womens Giving Circle Grants. We also support programs: PJ Library, Senior Services and Jewish Healing, including a Community Chaplain. The Kabbalah Master: A Novel ? when I was 9. I was trained as an actor, singer and dancer from an early age, so my life as a acters and situations calling for expression. They are enacted on the stage of my imagination, my dreams and my memories, similarly to what William Butler Yeats described as a sort of mediumistic trance. My parents were both storytellers. Books, movies and the arts in general were the basis for the life drama enacted at home a perfect maelstrom and Jewish orthodoxy. It was part of my spiritual search. I also made trips around the world and wrote books about Oriental Mysticism and womens spirituality (The Way of Witches I start out with a problem, so I cant answer that question objectively. Years I discovered that my electromagnetic most digital devices. Things got so crazy, when I was teaching at Illinois State University, that my department chair was killing the list serve, and why my syllabi couldnt get downloaded. Anyway, the IT people tested me (a couple of Bell Labs physicists had studied the problem years before) and found that I was among 4 % of the population with all I can say is that my creative urge, the characters and situations demanding to be written, are still alive and well despite my fraught relationship with the digital age. James Joyce, Flaubert, Dickens, the Brontes, Alice Munro, W.B. Yeats, Homer... In spite of his solipsism and sexism, I kind of like Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to name a few. with characters and stories needing to be told. I tune in and listen. Sometimes that stage is bare, so I have to stay quiet and respectfully wait for the characters and their stories to enter. Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Naval Academy. He reviews regularly for Florida Weekly, Jewish Book World, Southern Literary Review, and other publications. Please visit Phils website at www.philjason.wordpress.com.

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Tamiami Trail, SarasotaCoastalEye.com (941)748-1818 Garry Condon, M.D. I sraels population on the eve of th birthday stands at 8.84 million according to the more than it was in May 1948, when members of other religions) make up country. Since Israel was founded, more than 3.2 million people have immigrated to the country most arriving bled within four years, and then again migrants from the former Soviet Union made their way to Israel. undergone massive societal changes. In 1948, the average life expectancy in Israel was 64 years for men and 67 for women. In the UN World Happiness Report earlier this year, Israel was ter Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Italy. In the same report, Israel came in at 11th place in overall happiness. In 1948, 43% of the population owned their own homes, and just 3% owned a car. Today, 68% of Israelis least one vehicle. Tourism has also seen tenfold also love to travel out of the country. In 1948, the population made some Today, 44% of Israelis live in the FRXQWU\\000V\003\024\030\003ODUJHVW\003FLWLHV\017\003DQG\003-HUXVD\020 lem is the largest of them all with some \033\033\025\017\023\023\023\003U\HVLGHQWV\021 %\\000\025\023\027\033\017\003,VUDHO\266V\003SRSXODWLRQ\003LV\003SUH\020 GLFWHG\003WR\003UHD\FK\003\024\030\021\025\003PLO\OLRQ\021 In the high-tech industry, there are operating in Israel, according to Israel Venture Capital Research Center. The center also reported there are 1,487 life VFLHQFH\003FRPSDQLHV\017\003\030\023\030\003F\\000EHU\003VHFX\020 ULW\\000FRPSDQLHV\017\003\026\030\031\003,VUDHO\003DFFHOHUDWRUV\003 DQG\003LQFXEDWRUV\017\003DQG\003\026\031\030\003DFWLYH\003IRUHLJQ\003 R&D centers. Israel remains the 11th happiest country according to the UNs annual World Happiness Report, published Wednesday, March 14. ated 117 countries by the happiness and well-being of their immigrants. It notes that Jews who immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union have much better lives than before they immigrated. ( Times of Israel) WESTThe average number of children per highest in the West, according to Central Bureau of Statistics data published Tuesday, March 13. In most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, fertility rates in recent years were less than 2.1. 73.9% of babies born in Israel in (Amir Alon, Ynet News) released in exchange for captured IDF have returned to terrorism and violence, The major damage comes from the freed prisoners who were deported to or sent back to Gaza, beyond Israels reach. Prisoners released in the Shalit deal have seized control of Hamas in Gaza and are hatching plans for terrorist attacks in the West Bank. Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza who himself was released in the deal, is thinking up plans for anare all over many of the attacks that Israel managed to thwart in the past year. (Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom) SAYSRecently, Gallup released its annual poll on American attitudes toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conshowed overwhelming American support for Israel. What is remarkable about the polling on Israel is how consistent it has been. Notably, despite endless talk about the Democratic party turning against Israel under Obama, Democratic support for Is(49%) as it was when Obama took Israel is viewed even more positively than head-to-head polling about the Israeli-Palestinian consimply whether they viewed Israel favorably (rather than to choose a VLGH\003LQ\003WKH\003FRQ\300\003LFW\f\017\003\263\033\026\b\003RI\003H\020 publicans, 72% of independents and 64% of Democrats view Israel favorably. Support for Israel is higher among older brackets, but still robust among the young. As Gallup puts it, Israel also receives higher faTablet ) One of the most watched events in the world, the FIFA World Cup, will be broadcast via satellite in Arabic for free by the Israel Broadcasting Authority. The Israel Foreign Ministry called the status of the Arabic language and Israels respect for it. The IBA paid $7.8 million to purWorld Cup. For millions of soccer fans in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, to watch through Qatars beIN Sports channel. (i24News) The State Department, over the years, has been reluctant to take sides in the sigence, while draining American taxpayer dollars, propping up a corrupt Palestinian Authority without demanding anything substantial of it. For the U.S., there is no better source of reliable information in the Middle East than Israel. The Israelis live in this bad neighborhood and understand the realities better than those on the outside. It was Israel that discovered the North Korean-built Syrian nuclear reactor and destroyed it. Can you imagine if there were loose nukes in todays Syria? Today the U.S. has a reliable naval port in Haifa, joint military exercises

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Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. On loan from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (the U.S. national organization in the world wide network of Anne Frank organizations, http:// annefrank.com/), this exhibit, located in the library rotunda, comprises thirty panels of pictures against The Lovers 1937, courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris HAPPY PASSOVER A subscription to The Jewish News gives you important information on news, events, community programs, businesses, and announcements relevant to our community. Become one of the more than 10,000 households who receive The Jewish News directly to their home each month by signing up for your FREE SUBSCRIPTION; or, pick up a copy at your local library, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, area synagogues, The Jewish Federation campus, Federation partner agencies and sponsored events, or at over 50 Sarasota-area news racks. Were mobile! 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Mandel, director of the Middle East Political and Information Network, The Hill) Israels Central Bureau of Statistics ansome two million fewer than the 16.6 million Jews in the world in 1939 on the eve of the Nazi Holocaust. U.S. (Times of Israel) Saudi Arabia has opened its airspace Air India passenger plane, breaking kingdom. This is a historic evening. The Israeli skies are connecting with the Saudi Arabian skies in one direct Yisrael Katz. We are celebrating the strengthening relations with India and Arabia and the Gulf states. be granted airspace access. Avoiding Saudi Arabia typically adds hours to Guardian UK) ganization for Economic Cooperation and Development has found that the Israeli economy is one of the strongest in the world. Israels economy grew by 3.3% growth and a robust high-tech sector, The Israeli economy has grown faster and more consistently than nearly any other in the OECD for the past Economist Alvaro Pereira. (Ariel Whitman, Israel Hayom) rael destroyed the nuclear reactor in Dier ez-Zor, Syria, one of the most important military operations in the IDFs history. The premise that led Israel in its decision to attack was that the existence of an operational nuclear reactor in Syria would represent a potential existential threat to the State of Israel. When faced with todays reality, the decision to destroy the reactor is one of the best decisions made in Israel over continued on next page

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We learned from events around trapped after earthquakes were saved by their neighbors, said Lt. Inbar Levy of the Home Front Command. (Hanan Greenwood, Israel Hayom) Israels National Council for Planning and Construction, its top zoning and planning body, on Tuesday, March 27, approved new construction work at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem ahead of its planned transformation into the American embassy in time for Israels th independence day on May 14. The construction work will reportedly include paving an escape road from the compound every U.S. embassy has one and building a threethe site. ( Times of Israel) right Israel have given tissue samples for testing to see if they can be bone Siegel-Itzkovich, Jerusalem Post) February was a record month for touryear, with more than 3.6 million visitors, says Dana Shemesh, the Southeast U.S. director of public relations for the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The biggest increases in March came from Poland, Sweden, Spain, Germany and France. (Sarah Moosazadeh, Atlanta Jewish Times) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told me he recognizes the right of the Jewish people to have a nationstate of their own next to a Palestinian state. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. No Arab leader has ever acknowledged such a right. Our country doesnt have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. Not just a friend he married her. Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. You will coming from America, coming from Europe. Israel is a big economy compared to their size and its a growing economy, and of course there are a lot of interests we share with Israel. If Prince Mohammed actually achieves what he says he wants to achieve, the Middle East will be a Atlantic ) On recent visits we each have taken to Israel, we witnessed both the horrors of war and the compassion of healers. Israel has implemented a good neighbor treatment of all Syrian civilians seekchildren. Israel has even opened up a maternity hospital on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Syrian children are also receiving necessities to improve their quality of life, such as eyeglasses and hearing aids. Israel treats any Syrian who needs it, free of charge. In addition, the Israeeration Good Neighbor, that provides food, clothing, fuel, equipment and PHGLFDO\003VXSSO\LHV\003WR\003\025\030\023\017\\023\023\003\\000ULDQV\021 We call upon the UN Human Rights Council to acknowledge that Israel has saved thousands of Syrian lives during one of the largest human rights atrocities in the world. Administering medical care to any injured person, regardless of whom they are, is a standard Israelis and Americans live by and is who we are as nations. (Randy Hultgren, U.S. Congressman (R-Ill.), and Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, based in Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times) The Knesset committee for Arab afthe creation of technology parks within Arab towns in Israel. The plan is expected to create conditions for the creation of thousands of new jobs for Arabs in the high-tech sphere, the Prime Ministers opment of the Israeli Arab sector. Within just two years we have alof many growth indicators in Arab society, said Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel. These include more Arab students taking high school matriculation exams, more Arab students enrolled in higher education programs, and higher employment rates. (Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel) The Israeli intelligence community has once again proved it has extraordinary capabilities. Reaching the secret Iranian nuclear archives, stored in an ordinary building so as not to attract attention, entering the facility and transferring the contents to Israel are all abilities that will identify any Iranian attempt to deviate from the framework of the nuclear accord. The Iranians should internalize that they have been penetrated, that Israel has the ability to reach the most sensitive places in Tehran, and that they should think twice before they act. (Maj.-Gen. [ret.] Yaakov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and former Head of Israels National Security Council, Israel Hayom) FIND JEWISH The COMMUNITY DIRECTORY on The Federation website gives you information at your ngertips. Any time of the day or night, you can Search and Click on our database of Jewish congregations, service providers and retail merchants. CHECK IT OUT TODAY!JFEDSRQ.org/Community-Directory What We Do. From PJ Library through teen leadership missions to womens events, to senior services your Federation provides support throughout Sarasota and Manatee. jfedsrq.org

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27 June 2018 organization or country perfectly clear when he recently stated, We have one clear and simple rule and we seek to express it constantly. If someone tries to attack you, rise up and attack him. Security in the present is necessary for security in the future. The sad fact is that Netanyahu has stated time and time again that if Hamas would disarm its military and rienced by Gazas two-million people would end. Hamas refuses to accept these terms, so the struggle continues. The leaders of Hamas have said there will be no end to the protests until the fence separating the people comes down or Israel complies with the wishes of Hamas. This means Israel will remain vigilant, the death count will rise, more people will be wounded, and the fence will not be breached. This confrontation need not happen, but Hamas will not listen to reason and will not put the welfare of its people above the desire to attack and destroy Israel. The situation in Gaza and through-COMMENTARY H amas, the terrorist group that currently governs Gaza, has launched attacks against Israel, proclaiming such forays would among the Palestinians as Nakba Day (or Day of Catastrophe), following the proclamation of the existence of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948. The goal of these protests is to create enough pressure to break a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt. Hamas has ruled Gaza since for the destruction of Israel. What Hamas has failed to do is care for the needs of the citizens they are supposed to govern. Gazas economy is at the lowest ebb in years. The blockade of borders makes it impossible for people to enter or leave the area. Residents have only a few hours of electricity per day. The continued dispute between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas makes for even greater tension. Israel controls access to Gaza in order to stop Hamas from receiving arms that would be used to attack Israel. The leadership of Hamas has chosen an age-old Arab ploy to deal with the hardships facing its people: divert attention from perblaming Israel for their problems, and mobilize resistance to Israel as the only solution that will create a better life for the citizens of Gaza. The result has and continued attacks on the fence that separates Israel from Gaza. Deaths have occurred, many people have been wounded, and the struggle goes on with Israel determined to defend itself and its people. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made Israels position regarding attacks by Hamas or any other out the Middle East feels hopelessly sad. Syrias war continues unabated. Iran continues to make inroads in this part of the world. Russia continues to seek its goal of becoming a major player in all facets of the Middle East. Israel watches it all unfold, determined to defend itself, while at the same time seeking peace with its neighbors. How will it all end? No one is sure, but an anxious world waits and wonders if peace can come to this part of the world or if warfare is to be the way of life for the present and the future. Rabbi Howard A. Simon is the founding chair of the Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee, formerly known as the Heller IAI. Proud to be serving the Jewish community of SarasotaJoelah Ariel, Realtor Charles Rutenberg Realty www.movetosrq.com movetosrq@gmail.com 941-681-8062Ask me about getting a $500 credit at closing for listing with me. maternity hospital on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Syrian children are also receiving necessities to improve their quality of life, such as eyeglasses and hearing aids. Israel treats any Syrian who needs it, free of charge. In addition, the Israeeration Good Neighbor, that provides food, clothing, fuel, equipment and We call upon the UN Human Rights Council to acknowledge that Israel has saved thousands of Syrian lives during one of the largest human rights atrocities in the world. Administering medical care to any injured person, regardless of whom they are, is a standard Israelis and Americans live by and is who we are as nations. (Randy Hultgren, U.S. Congressman (R-Ill.), and Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, based in Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times) The Knesset committee for Arab afthe creation of technology parks within Arab towns in Israel. The plan is expected to create conditions for the creation of thousands of new jobs for Arabs in the high-tech sphere, the Prime Ministers opment of the Israeli Arab sector. Within just two years we have alof many growth indicators in Arab society, said Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel. These include more Arab students taking high school matriculation exams, more Arab students enrolled in higher education programs, and higher employment rates. (Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel) The Israeli intelligence community has once again proved it has extraordinary capabilities. Reaching the secret Iranian nuclear archives, stored in an ordinary building so as not to attract attention, entering the facility and transferring the contents to Israel are all abilities that will identify any Iranian attempt to deviate from the framework of the nuclear accord. The Iranians should internalize that they have been penetrated, that Israel has the ability to reach the most sensitive places in Tehran, and that they should think twice before they act. (Maj.-Gen. [ret.] Yaakov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and former Head of Israels National Security Council, Israel Hayom) Opinions and letters printed in The Jewish News of SarasotaManatee do not necessarily re ect those of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, its Board of Directors or sta or its advertisers. Campus anti-Israelism does not operate like a genuinely academic movement governed by ordinary intellectual norms (such as objectivity, rigor, and the pursuit of truth) and moral or social norms (such as civility and respect). A movement governed by those norms would favor freedom of speech and welcome the diversity of views. But campus anti-Israelists refuse even to consider the possibility that Israel is not entirely evil and that Israeli Jews, being not entirely demonic, have their own legitimate claim to self-determination. No, anti-Israelism particularly in its invasions, disruptions and personal attacks is about something much darker. Not dialogue, debate and free exchange of ideas; not openness, pluralism and diversity, and the pursuit of knowledge that (ought to) characterize the Western university, as well as the civilization of which the university is the heart but rather: Silencing. (Andrew Pessin and Doron Ben-Atar, Tablet) With hundreds of Palestinians chanting, We are going to Jerusalem, millions of martyrs, Hamas leaders made clear that their March of Return is destroy Israel. However, that hasnt convinced much of the global community to abandon its comfortable narrative of a peace-loving Palestinian people in Gaza driven to violence by its borders and attack its people, Israel guessed and ultimately condemned. Palestine and Jerusalem belong to us, top Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh declared recently. Maybe Israels critics dont realize that with their one-sided condemnations, theyre emboldening Hamas. Or maybe they do. (Larry Haas, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, served as senior communications director for Vice President Al Gore, The Hill) jfedsrq.org The Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee takes a firm stand against anti-Semitism. We use community resources and inuence to combat 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, together we can combat hatred, bigotry, and harassment of Jews and other minorities. Did You Know? THERE WAS AEDUCATION. rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States from 2016 to 2017 60% What are we doing about it?For more information contact Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org 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 $500, 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 five years, we have distributed more than $178,788 in grants to nonprofits in Israel that help women and children of all backgrounds live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Contact Jeremy Lisitza at 941.343.2113 or jlisitza@jfedsrq.org OUR MISSIONTo enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who are in need of help and live in Israel.

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28 June 2018 COMMENTARY MIRACLE SWIMMING FOR ADULTS LEARN TO SWIMTHE FUN WAY LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM FOR ADULTS AFRAID OF WATERJoin our 35th Anniversary Initiative to Teach ALL Adult Nonswimmers in Sarasota County How to Swim 25% off our 24-hour Community Beginning Class price. Regularly $600. Special $449. $100 in FREE equipment for the rst 50 registrants: goggles, rash guard, cap and nose clip. Eight three-hour classes over one month; beautiful warm-water pool on McIntosh Rd. in Sarasota. Discount only applies to Community Beginning Classes in April through August of 2018: $150 nonrefundable deposit required.CALL 941.921.6420 MIRACLESWIMMING.ORG Money-Mailer.indd 1 3/26/18 9:01 AM T wo centuries ago, the great German poet Goethe said, The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes. Its as true today as it was then. and Israel couldnt be greater, yet you wouldnt know it when listening to some observers. For them, whether its Turkish President Erdogan or Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrm, its basically all about Gazas innocence and Israels guilt. With nothing else to do but consider how to provoke peaceful, serene, Hamas-ruled Gaza, the big, bad Israefor local residents. For a fair share of the media, its ing at the hands of Israels military machine. This is a perfect illustration of reverse causality. Hamas threatens and harasses Israel, but it is only Israels response that warrants close attention and scrutiny. Indeed, Goethe was right. There are those who cant, or wont, see whats right in front of them. Ideological blinders get in the way. Or a failure of imagination about the true nature of Hamas. Or a gullibility that allows people to believe whatever the Hamas propaganda machine churns out. Or, in some cases, downright hostility to anything that Israel, the Jewish state, does. Its high time for moral clarity, not moral fog. Hamas is a terrorist organization. United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and others. Israel is a democratic country with an independent judiciary, the rule of law, free and fair elections, and a robust civil society. Hamas is anti-Western, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, misogynist and antiintellectual. Israel is the exact opposite. Hamas has territorial ambitions on Israel. In fact, thats putting it too mildly: it would like to replace Israel in its entirety with a Muslim Brotherhoodruled state. Israel has no territorial ambitions on Hamas-ruled Gaza. To the contrary, Israel left it totally 13 years ago, with the hope of never having to return. Hamas has a vested interest in using its Gaza base for permanent confrontation with Israel. Israel, which, alas, cant change its geography, has a vested interest in a peaceful, moderate and developing state on its border. Hamas, the sole ruler of Gaza to smuggle in weaponry and develop military punch, rather than building the foundation of a responsible state. Knowing this arsenal has been stockpiled for the sole purpose of being used against it, Israel seeks, as any nation would, to prevent Hamas from attaining its lethal goal. Hamas has no compunction about deploying terrorist cells and weapons in the midst of civilian population centers in Gaza, or, most recently, deploying people along the border and encouraging breaches, fully aware that Israel would have no choice but to appear to be targeting innocent people. Israel goes to unprecedented lengths to avoid falling into the Hamas trap, even phoning and dropping leaflets in advance to warn civilians to leave target areas. Hamas cynically tells the civilian population to stay put, not to react to Israeli warnings about imminent strikes. The more Palestinian casualties, the better, as far as Hamas is concerned, including women and children. its entire population, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, to Hamas missile strikes and move people into shelters as quickly as possible. Hamas uses mosques for storing arms. Israel uses houses of worship, including mosques, solely for prayer. Hamas uses schools as weapons depots. Israel uses schools solely to educate its children, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Hamas uses hospitals as terrorist redoubts. Israel uses its hospitals solely to cure the ill and injured, including resicare there. Hamas aspires to kill as many Iscriminately in all directions. Israel seeks out only the Hamas terrorist infrastructure, and has aborted many operations when the risks of civilian casualties were too great. Hamas, as the record amply shows, has no qualms about falsifying information, doctoring photos, staging when the inevitable mistakes in warfare occur. Hamas wouldnt know how to spell the words international humanitarian law, much less adhere to it. Israels defense forces have specialists in international humanitarian even as Hamas leaders call for Israels annihilation and refer to Jews as targets to be exterminated. Hamas celebrates death, something few people of good will can understand. Israel celebrates life, something all people of good will should understand. rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 The AJC West Coast Florida o ce, located in Sarasota, can be reached at 941.365.4955. The Jewish News Letters must include the authors name, full address and daytime phone. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit for length and/or accuracy. Letters do not necessarily re ect the viewpoint of The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee or its advertisers. We cannot acknowledge or publish every letter received.

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29 June 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Preparing students to be LEADERS and GLOBAL CITIZENS Hershorin Schiff Community Day School1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota | (941) 552-2770 www.CommunityDay.org parents Visit us and see what were all about! T Day School recently won the Tennis Championships, triumphing the league. The Purple Panthers, led by cord and took the championship match against second-ranked Incarnation in late April. Of the 11 team members, about half had some prior tennis experience while the rest were fairly new to the sport. Students in grades 4-8 participated and none are graduating potentially all of the champions will be returning again next year. When the season began, I didnt know how the team would do, but I was more concerned with the kids having as much fun as possible. My goal was for them to want to play more tennis when the season was over, said Coach DaMaia. The school is very supportive of the tennis team and seems supportive of all of the kids endeavors, which helps to grow successful children into successful young adults in every way. At Community Day, the focus of the athletics program is for students to challenge themselves, enjoy being part of a team, and have fun. The school may not have the largest prospect pool for its athletics program but, what it lacks in numbers, the school makes up in enthusiasm and attitude. tennis team members are Gustavo Mayer, Michel Mayer, Aiden Pressman, Sophie Pressman, Dexter Reichel, Oakley Clements, Josh Saltzberg, Jake Saltzberg, Caroline Ceaser, Ella Schaefer and Aiden Seymour. For more information about Community Day, go to communityday.org T eens, children, parents, community members, community leaders and sponsors joined together for the start of a new era for CTeen Sarasota to attend a recent ribboncutting ceremony for a new CTeen lounge. Under the dynamic leadership of CTeen Director Ella Steinmetz, and after months of planning, with countless hours of teens spending time scraping, spackling and painting the walls, the community came together to acknowledge and appreciate all that is being done for Jewish teens in our community. After introductory remarks by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Howard Tevlowitz of shared his well wishes, followed by remarks from Ella Steinmetz. Vivien Kalvaria, who cial assistance but also shared her expertise knowledge and talent, spoke, followed by CTeener Lexi Jones who represented the teens. After the ribbon cutting by Dr. Isaac and Vivien Kalvaria, everyone enjoyed delightful refreshments in the lounge. For contributing to this project, appreciation is also extended to Arthur and Sheila Fox. The CTeen lounge is still seeking contributions to cover the cost of bookshelves, a chalkboard, window shades, and a large wall-mounted TV. To assist or for more information about CTeen at Chabad of Sarasota, contact Ella at the T emple Sinais youth groups, SAFETY, JOOSY and Kesher, are comprised of enthusiastic youngsters who have participated in numerous mitzvah programs throughout the year supporting Temple Sinais theme, The Year of the Volunteer. These youth group members give promise to the future of Temple Sinai and the Jewish community. event and continued on Mitzvah Day, money was raised to send a disadvantaged child to Camp Jenny. This year the youth groups chose a project to collect items for the YMCA Youth Center, which provides temporary housing and safe care for youth been locked out of their homes. The year-long collection of body wash, hair products, pajamas, sweatpants and sweatshirts, to name a few items, is designed to provide help and support to period in their lives. Other projects included the Purim Carnival and Hamentashen Bake. Along with some helpful parent volunteers, 22 Temple Sinai youth ran the entire carnival. Afterwards, some member and expert baker Jerry Thomas made for us were taken next door to Aravilla as a friendly gift for the residents. While visiting, everyone was entertained by Daphne Churgel and Liya Elan, who sang, and the Fletcher Trio of Maxwell, Renee and Jack, who played beautiful music on their string instruments. The residents were delighted. Hearing the residents singing along inspired the youth group members. Youth Director Deb Bryan exclaimed that the bulk of their activities involve giving back to the community and I am very proud of them. LIVE LAUGH CELEBRATE DREAM INSPIRE READ LOVEFor more information, contact Andrea Eiert at aeiert@jfedsrq.org or 941.552.6308 PJ Library helps families on their Jewish journey by sending Jewishcontent books and music on a monthly basis to children from age six-months to eight-years. This program is completely free for families, thanks to the generosity of The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and our incredible donors.Sign-up Today at JFEDSRQ.org/PJ Dont miss the newest chapter of PJ Library for kids... ages 9-11!Sign up at

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32 June 2018 Stay up all night learning Torah Wake up early to pray in the morning Study the Book of Ruth Hear the reading of the Ten Commandments at synagogue Eat at least one dairy meal Decorate the home and synagogue with owers Wear all white SHAVUOT IN ISRAELIsraelis eat cheesecake, have water ghts, show o their agriculture and learn all night on this holiday honoring the receipt of the Torah Stay up all night learning Torah Stay up all night learning Torah Wake up early to pray in the morning Wake up early to pray in the morning Study the Book of Ruth Study the Book of Ruth Hear the reading of the Ten Commandments Hear the reading of the Ten Commandments at synagogue Eat at least one dairy meal Eat at least one dairy meal Decorate the home and synagogue with owers Decorate the home and synagogue with owers Wear all white Wear all white SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL SHAVUOT IN ISRAEL Israelis eat cheesecake, have water ghts, show o their agriculture and learn all night on this holiday honoring the receipt of the Torah the receipt of the Torah rfrntb tbPhoto by Teenainjerusalem Photo by Teenainjerusalem Photos by Sliman Khader, The Times of IsraelShavuot was celebrated last month. In Israel, it is a very tasty and colorful holiday. Children in Israeli preschools (ganim) wear white to school and wreaths of owers on their heads. Learning to make a wreath or zer is a prized skill for many parents who also make them for their young children to wear at birthday celebrations. Baskets of fruits (fresh and dried), vegetables and dairy treats are brought to school. ere is a very strong custom to eat dairy on Shavuot, which has made cheesecake the most popular food of the holiday. ere are several reasons that are given to explain this custom, but the most popular one is about the laws of kashrut Israelis also devour blintzes and bourekas (Sephardic cheese, mushroom, potato-lled pastry pockets) during the holiday. Many kibbutzim celebrate the holiday of rst fruits with great fanfare, hosting colorful ceremonies that display produce from the kibbutz. In urban areas, in contrast, women and men oen hurry o to a Tikkun Leil Shavuota night of Torah study.