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 July 2018 Tammuz/Av 5778 Volume 48, Number 7 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.orgFederation announces cornerstone gift for Campus for Jewish Life continued on page 2 T has received a cornerstone lead gift from community philanthropist Larry Greenspon, creating The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life and The Larry and Mary Greenspon Sports Complex. The gift will be used for the redevelopment of the Federations 32-acre campus on McIntosh Road in Sarasota. gratitude to Larry for this very impactful gift, says Michael Ritter, Federation Board President. Larry has always been a visionary and passionate believer in Israel, Judaism and our Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community. He is a role model, a trendsetter and someone who shares our vision of what Jewish life can and should be now and in the future. Our entire community For many years, Larry and Mary have been strong supporters of the Federation. Most recently, they were the lead sponsors of the well-attended Israel @ 70 community programs, and Larry was also honored with the Federations Man of Valor award. A Chicago native who has lived in the Sarasota area for over 20 years, Larry says, I am impressed with the Federations vision to create a much more extensive multi-use campus for Jewish life in SarasotaManatee. I am honored to connect my familys name to that vision and look forward to seeing it become a reality. Larry and Mary are also major supporters of the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC), a nonand education together to shape the character and transform the lives of 20,000 children annually at its 14 tennis centers throughout Israel. As a former International Chair of the ITC, Larrys leadership, passion and philanthropy have helped thousands of vulnerable Israeli children, both Jewish and non-Jewish, recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Through tennis, the children improve their physical and healthful well-being and develop life skills trust in peers and authority, teamwork, focus, goal setting and problem solving. Since 2001, Larry has chaired and generously supported more than 16 years of ITC exhibitions in Sarasota and Longboat Key. In 2017, Larry and Mary announced the dedication of Israels premier tennis center in Ramat HaSharon that was named in their honor. During the last several months, Federation management and its board have been working on plans to both refurbish and redevelop its campus. Formal announcements regarding a community-wide capital campaign and other related initiatives will be forthcoming later this year. For more information about campus redevelopment, please contact Howard Tevlowitz at 941.343.2110 or email@example.com.Larry Greenspon welcomes the crowd at an ITC exhibition Federation awards $99,500 in student scholarshipsT recently awarded $99,500 in education scholarships to 23 students from the Sarasota-Manatee region. All recipients are pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at universities, colleges or community colleges, have a strong academic record, and demonstrate community service involvement, with additional requirements for other scholarships. Award recipients and their families were welcomed at a reception on the Federation campus in May, where scholarship fundholders were able to ents of their respective scholarships. This year, thanks to generous donors, the Federation awarded the largest amount ever given in scholarships. Helping young people reach their educational goals is paramount to our mission, says Howard Tevlowitz, the adds that the organization has awarded more than $700,000 in college scholarships in the past 12 years. A few years ago, the Federation expanded its education scholarship offerings to include The Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship, awarding scholarships to non-Jewish students. Last year, it announced the new Melissa Wides Foundation Education Scholarship, awarding scholarships to Temple Emanu-El con rms 13 studentsINSIDE THIS ISSUE: 12 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 20 Jewish Interest 24 Israel & the Jewish World 26 Commentary 28 Focus on Youth 31 Life CycleChabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch builds historic mikvah in Manatee County The Jewish News welcomes 2018 Joseph J. Edlin Journalism Intern Amanda Emory Federations once-in-a-lifetime mission to Israel to celebrate Israel @ 70 6 11 14 28 Food. History. Culture. Read about the magic of our missions to Israel... see pages 6 & 7 & 7
2 July 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Student scholarships...continued from page 1 2018 Education Scholarship recipients with several donors Fran and Jeff Cohen: Continuing to nurture philanthropic rootsstudents with special needs or majoring in an area of study dedicated to helping those with special needs. This year, the Federation announced The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee College Scholarship, a new scholarship for full-time, post-secondary students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and involvement in the Jewish community. Other scholarships include the Anne and David Anchin Scholarship, Belle and Herman B. Behrenfeld Scholarship, t he B ernard Isaacs Family Fund, the Betty Schoenbaum Fund Scholarship and the Schoenbaum Family Scholarship, the Bnai Brith Gulf Coast Lodge #2004 Scholarship, the Edith Becker Lilienfeld Scholarship, the Grace and Sam Gorlitz Scholarship, the Helen A. and Newtown H. Sobin Scholarship, the Jacqueline Siegel-Frascella Scholarship, the Jerome and Ruth Kapner Scholarship, the Marjorie Newmark Fund, the Meyer Sarkin Scholarship, the Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust, the Neil and Sandra Angel Malamud Family Fund, the Dr. Nelson and Marjorie Newmark ScholScholarship, the Ronald and Geri Yonover Scholarship, the Ruth and David Gorton Scholarship, and the Selma and Sydney Flanzbaum Scholarship. The Education Scholarship Committee worked tirelessly to review and evaluate applications and select this years recipients. The committee includes Bill Behrenfeld, Laura Briefman, Meredith Ernst, Sharon Feinstein, Melissa Howard, Lauren Kurnov, Vivian Lane, Sandra Malamud, Ronnie Riceberg, Betty Schoenbaum, Jacqueline Siegel-Frascella, and Joan and Brian Wides. Were grateful to the generous donors who endow their legacy gifts for scholarship funds so that, year after year, students can pursue their dreams at an institution of higher learning. Many of the young people who received scholarships have found ways to give back to their Jewish community, exemplifying the tradition of Ldor Vdor, or passing good along from generation to generation, says Tevlowitz. Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust 1st Year Bnai Brith Gulf Coast Lodge #2004 Scholarship Betty Schoenbaum College Scholarship Fund Betty Schoenbaum Family Scholarship Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee College Scholarship Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship Jerome and Ruth Kapner Scholarship Jacqueline Siegel-Frascella Scholarship Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship Edith Becker Lilienfeld Scholarship Neil and Sandra Angel Malamud Family Scholarship Fund Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship Melissa Wides Foundation Education Scholarship Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust 2nd Year Melissa Wides Foundation Education Scholarship Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust 1st Year Ronald and Geri Yonover Scholarship Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust 1st Year Bnai Brith Gulf Coast Lodge #2004 Scholarship Meyer Sarkin Scholarship Belle and Herman B. Behrenfeld Scholarship Melissa Wides Foundation Education Scholarship Bernard Isaacs Family Scholarship Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust 2nd Year Ronald and Geri Yonover Scholarship Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee College Scholarship The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee College Scholarship Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship For more information about The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee education scholarship program, visit www.jfedsrq.org and click on education scholarship in the get help 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. rffrnrtnbrfrnrftfrt ftrtfttrrfntbrrtbrbtrn tbtrtttbrtntrrtrtrtbrtrrnnrt rrbtb trrtrfrtrtbnrt brbtnf trnff nrrfrnrr rrftrtr f rtnf
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Thats how philanthropy starts. ed seeds and nurtured philanthropic roots that have already taken hold. -Hru\003\266V\003SDUHQWV\003LQDXJXUDWHG\003WKLV\003DO\020 truistic practice with their support of Jewish National Fund (JNF), Israel Bonds and numerous Israeli causes. Closer to home, his parents co-founded Temple Adas Shalom of Maryland. As helped raise money for the building fund in 1968. LQFH\003-Hru\003\266V\003WULS\003WR\003,VUDHO\003DV\003D\003WHHQ\017\003 he has followed in his fathers footsteps, helping to strengthen the Maryland temple and Jewish community. As a second-generation president dreams of many Jewish families in Harford County. For example, during his two-year tenure, he and his board established kashrut guidelines for the kitchen. Hes also an emeritus trustee. Fran was a sisterhood president and co-founder of the temple preschool, which continues to prosper since its inception in 1978 a testament to the Cohens steadfast support. ter 42 years, and Fran taught second graders until she became a travel agent years later before relocating to Sarasota. As congregants of Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) in Sarasota, the Cohens support temple endeavors once again. board member at the synagogue. We are committed to ensuring that Conservative Judaism continues to prosper in our community wherever that might be. Its critical to pass on the Jewish heritage to our children and grandchildren. These traditions must Neil Newman, one of TBSs cantors, attests to the Cohens commitment: Saranee and I had the pleasure Fran in Israel in 2015 on one of our Israel tours. Besides his strong comalso shows his steadfastness to Israel by putting his feet to the cobblestone! Neil summarizes the Cohens supOscar Scherer State Park and Temple Beth Sholom, to the Cohens enjoying and appreciating all the cultural acrespected and active members of our community. Having served as co-chair with Saranee Newman for the TBS January Motown fundraiser, Fran continues to look for ways to help the temple thrive. Saranee praises Frans skills as a collaborator, good listener, problem solver and can-do person. It was such a privilege to co-chair the Temple Beth Sholom fundraiser with Fran. A respected leader, shes well-organized, caring and goal-oriented. In reviewing the sequence of events, Saranee says, Fran stepped up to the plate to create this occasion and underwriters, negotiating with the caterer for every aspect of the event. Making last-minute changes without a glitch, she ensured that we had a FUNraiser, not just a FUNDraiser. Fran is also active in ORT, and the Womens Giving Circle through Presently a corresponding secretary for the former, she also served on the steering committee for the Giving Circle, reviewing grants and brainstorming ways to strengthen the group. Naming TBS as the benefactor of their LIFE & LEGACY gift, the Cohens believe that their endowment will We hope any contribution large or the cause we believe in, says Fran. Rabbi Michael Werbow of TBS endorses the Cohens dedication by saying, As relative newcomers, Fran great strides in realizing their vision. From chairing fundraisers to serving on committees and board leadership, WKH\\000YH\003VLJQL\277\003FDQWO\\000LPSURYHG\003RXU\003 community. And with their participation in the LIFE & LEGACY program, nor and would like to share your story, please contact Gisele Pintchuk, LIFE or Stories of LIFE & LEGACY TM LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and 10 local Jewish organizations 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. Scholarship Meyer Sarkin Scholarship Belle and Herman B. Behrenfeld Scholarship Melissa Wides Foundation Education Scholarship Bernard Isaacs Family Scholarship Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust 2nd Year Ronald and Geri Yonover Scholarship Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee College Scholarship The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee College Scholarship Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship For more information about The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee education scholarship program, visit www.jfedsrq.org and click on education scholarship in the get help Fortenberry (R-NE), would allocate $50 million each year for four years to NGOs in Israel and parts of the West Bank to promote and support contact, cooperation, dialogue, shared community building, peaceful coexistence, joint economic development, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Congressman Buchanans agreement to co-sponsor makes him besides the author of the Bill.Congressman Vern Buchanan co-sponsors Bill for International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace LIFE & LEGACY TM program begins its second year!A ing $9 million in commitments for the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community, the LIFE & LEGACY program begins its second year with much enthusiasm. The four-year program, promoting legacy giving and a strong culture of philanthropy in our Jewish community, is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Eleven Jewish organizations participate in the program: AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, Chabad of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, Chabad of Sarasota, Chabad of Venice, Hershorinof the Suncoast, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai. The goal for the second year is twofold: new legacy conversations and formalization of gifts promised in 2017. All partnering organizations are expected to secure 18 new Letters of Intent from donors promising to leave a legacy gift to the organizations they care about. In addition, this years objective requires that all gifts promised from last year will need formalization. Donors will be asked to make the necessary legal arrangements to ensure that their wishes will be carried through in the future. Gisele Pintchuck, the director of the program, says, To witness our Jewish community come together as one during the implementation and gram was priceless. Year two promises to be an exciting one as the partnering organizations will put forth their best practices toward new goals while stewarding their donors and cultivating new ones. I am looking forward to this next phase with all of them. Would you consider leaving a legacy gift in your estate plans for your Federation? Or, have you already included Federation in your plans? If so, please contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 July 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. Federations Overseas Granting Committee disburses $250,000 to projectsT s Overseas Granting Committee recently granted $250,000 to 25 projects that met the Federations mission of providing for Jewish people in need overseas. The committee included Chairs Nelle Miller and Steve Lewis, and members Beth Del Pico, Dawn Epstein, Meredith Ernst, Gloria Feibus, Debbie Haspel, Mark Lefton, Bart Levenson, Lori LinRoss, Steve Shapiro and Merrill Wynne. Nelle Miller said the experience was one of the most rewarding of all she does for the Federation. Our mission, to protect and perpetuate Jewish life here and throughout the world is at the core of the work of this committee. We are putting money to work in our international community where it is badly needed. It is such a privilege to work on this initiative, she said. Most people on the committee love it so much, they dont want to the number of applications received to the 25 we eventually recommended. puts as well as historic information for our applicants. What was truly amazing was the alignment we experienced among our committee members in applying our Federations values as we fashioned our recommendations. American Committee for Lehosheet Yad: In-patient activities, programming and support services $3,000 American Friends of Leket Israel: 15-ton rescue/delivery truck for food pickup for one year $15,000 American Friends of Leket Israel: Hot meals for vulnerable seniors residing in government hostels $10,000 American Friends of Rabin Medical Center: New equipment for the treatment of burns and shrapnel wounds $3,000 American Friends of Yad Eliezer: Feed a Baby Program $10,000 Beit Issie Shapiro: Treatment for 100 Israeli babies, toddlers and children with severe and complex disabilities $3,000 Beit Ruth Educational and Therapeutic Village: Advocacy and Educational Outreach Initiative $3,000 Chaverim Israel Family Services: Free Pharmacy Program $15,000 Crossroads: Roaming the Street teen program $15,000 Friends of Yad Ezra VShulamit: Weekly food distribution at family and children centers $5,000 Galilee Medical Center: Purchase of vital signs monitors $18,000 Hand in Hand: Center for JewishArab Education in Israel: Empowering low-income students to attend Hand in Hand schools $18,000 Hand in Hand: Center for JewishArab Education in Israel: JewishArab shared community programs $10,000 Hatzolah Israel: Ambulance equipped with medical supplies $15,000 House $3,000 The Jewish Agency for Israel: Wings: Continuum of Support for Lone Soldiers $19,500 Krembo Wings: A Youth Movement for Children with and without disabilities $3,000 Mote Marine Laboratory: MoteIsrael Cooperative Marine Research Program $10,000 The Netanya Foundation: Pele Education and Empowerment Program for children-at-risk in the Netanya Ethiopian community $10,000 Neve Michael Childrens Village: Personal Arrival Packages for 50 children annually at Emergency Crisis Center $3,000 Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk: Safety Net Program for Babies and Young Children at Risk $15,000 Yashar Lachayal: The Needy Soldier Project $19,500 ZAKA Search and Rescue: Upgrading ZAKA volunteers communication devices $10,000 ZAKA Search and Rescue: Community resilience training for the Jewish community of Odessa, Ukraine $8,000 ZAKA Search and Rescue: K-9 Leadership Training and Empowerment Program for Youth at Risk $6,000 For more information on overseas grants, please visit jfedsrq.org/overseasgrants. For questions about these grants, contact Jeremy Lisitza at jlisitza@jfed srq.org or 941.343.2113. We congratulate our Yesod Jewish Leadership Class of 2018!Y esod, the Hebrew word for foundation, is a national initiative of The Jewish Federations of North Americas Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence. The Yesod program strives to cultivate and nurture dedicated community lay leaders who are committed to shaping Jewish futures and strengthening the mission of the organizations they care about. For the last six months, over eight sessions, individuals who had been nominated for their leadership potential by local organizations in SarasotaManatee, learned knowledge and skills content merged Judaic text study, business skills, leadership theory and experiential application. Sue Kittner Huntting, who has been a Jewish educator for over 35 years, facilitated the course. Bringing together such a cross-section of leaders created a great learning experience and made connections that will serve to strengthen our local Jewish community, said Sue. Participant Joe Feldman enjoyed the spirited discussions amongst the diverse group, and said, It provided a fun environment for thankful for the opportunity and would encourage friends to consider Yesod. Mazel Tov to our 2018 Yesod Leadership Class! For more information, please contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or email@example.com. 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 Robin Leonardi firstname.lastname@example.orgTheJewishNews.org SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE July 2 AUGUST July 30 SEPTEMBER August 31 OCTOBER September 27 NOVEMBER SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE July 2 AUGUST GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN Advertise
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EDLIN JOURNALISM INTERN Amanda Emory ideas promoted therein. STAY Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War The early s The Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War series is included as part of our Federations year-long celebration of Israel @ 70.The 1960s would prove to be the most pivotal decade to date of Israels tenuous existence. It would dawn with the image of a nation on ration cards and a strictly regulated economy. It would invoke images of a beleaguered country besieged on all sides by hostile Arab states; suddenly facing the rise of a quasi-nationalist movement whose Cairo, Egypt. Conceived by the Arab states at 1964 Arab League summit in Cairo, the Palestine Liberation Organizations ( ) stated goal was the liberation of Palestine through armed struggle. The Palestinian National Council convened in Jerusalem on May 28, 1964. Concluding this meeting the PLO was founded on June 2, 1964. Its ganization declared ...the right of the Palestinian Arab people to its sacred inevitability of the battle to liberate the usurped part from it, and its determilutionary entity and the mobilization of the capabilities and potentialities and its material, military and spiritual forces. Therefore, the Palestinian National Charter of 1964 stated: The claims of historic and spiritual ties between Jews and Palestine are not in agreement with the facts of history or with the true basis of sound statehood... [T]he Jews are not one people with an independent personality because they are citizens to their states. (Article 18). It continued by saying, Palestine with its boundaries that existed at the time of the British mandate is an integral regional unit and sought to prohibit... the existence and activity of Zionism. chairman. As the Arab world rallied behind this organization, and Israel faced the very real threat of extermination from Arab states directly on her borders, she began to seek ways of quietly preparing for the inevitable war to come. One way the military of her Arab neighbors. One of the most memorable and darSyria, which at the time controlled the Golan Heights and frequently shelled the Israeli settlers down below, is that of Eliahu ben Shaoul Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jew. He worked as a Mossad agent in Damascus, Syria, under the alias of Kamal Amin Taabet from 1962 until his exposure and execution on May 18, 1965. Cohen was able to supply incredible intel about Syrian political and military matters because of his strong interpersonal skills and abilities to build close ties with business, military and Baath Party leaders, and SyrCohen was privy to secrets of the Syrian elite including those of national security. He was considered to be named the Syrian Deputy Minister of Defense. He was the only civilian to receive private tours of military installations, even being photographed in the then Syrian-controlled Golan Heights looking over into Israel. As a result, he sent highly informative reports back to Israel detailing the Syrian water deviation project and each and every one of the outposts on the Golan, including tank traps designed to impede any Israeli attack. cials helped Israel beyond measure. He suggested that the Syrians plant trees on the Golan near each of their eucalyptus trees, Israel knew exactly where the On May 18, 1965, the Government of Syria executed Eli Cohen despite protests from world leaders and Israel. He was hanged in Martyrs Square with the television cameras rolling for the entire world to see. Two years after his death, in June 1967, the intelligence that he provided enabled Israel to capture the Golan Heights in two days as part of Israels victory in the Six-Day War. Eli Cohen was the greatest Mossad agent Israel has ever known. He was greatly admired by all, including the Syrians. His deeds still feed the imagination and fantasy of many. He is a of Israel, his fellow Jews, his children and his family. The Syrian government still has not returned his remains to his family for a proper Jewish burial in Israel where Kaddish can be said at his gravesite. We hope to reunite his remains with the land and the family he loved so much. educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, Everything we do is focused on increasing our clients enjoyment of their wealth.We help them redeploy their wealth to more eciently sustain their lifestyles, so they can have more fun, help their families, and create a lasting impact on society.www.wealthenjoyment.com941.951.0443We just happen to be a Wealth Advisory Practice. 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6 July 2018 FEDERATION NEWS twitter.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED A once-in-a-lifetime mission to IsraelI recently participated in a once-ina-lifetime Federation mission to Israel. Our group was led by our Federations dynamic development Israel was Brigadier Gen. (Ret.) Nehemiah Dagan, a distinguished Middle East security expert. There were 14 of us, including Rich and his wife Rebecca. The other participants were Marc Cohen, Claudia Coville, Larry, Debbie and Leesa Haspel, Elita Kane, Leslie gan Udell, and my wife Marge Ellin. Brigadier Gen. Dagan is a decorated helicopter pilot and former chief Forces. Dagan seems to know and is known by every person of conon this trip cannot be overstated. Our primary guide, Moshe Nov, was wonderful and very knowledgeable with an enthusiastic sense of humor. No trip to Israel is complete without visits to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada, the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, and these sites were an important part of our itinerary. What distinguished this trip, however, were our visits to Force base at Ramon. We talked with several pilots and got a closeup look at an F16-I and an Apache gunship. On Shabbat, we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the home of an immigrant family from Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Luckily, a fellow mission participant, Elita Kane, was able to serve as a Russian translator for the evening, which The next day we stopped at a Bedouin village and heard the story of a community of Bedouin women artisans who established some independence from the male-dominated society of the village by creating embroidered items and selling them at the village center. The evening before our day at the Knesset, we had dinner at the Jerusalem Press Club and had a chance to discuss politics with Uri Dromi, the founder of the press club, a former spokesperson of the Rabin and Peres governthe Israeli Air Force. The next day at the Knesset we spoke with Yair Eddie Fraiman, who spent a year in Sarasota-Manatee as the Federations shaliach. He also serves Public Diplomacy, coordinating the Israeli opposition to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement. We then met with Benny Begin, a Likud member of Knesset (and son of Israels sixth prime minister, Menachem Begin), Ofer Shelah, an MK and security expert, and Ahmad Tibi, an ArabMuslim Israeli politician and leader of the Arab Movement for Change. In all, it was a very thought-provoking and stimulating day. The most thrilling event of the trip via helicopter to the Sea of Galilee. We saw Jerusalem from the air and then was a beautiful, sunny day and the trip was spectacular. We also visited the Israel Aerospace Industries, where they make rockets and drones, had a culinary tour of Tel Aviv markets, and were thrilled by young classical musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center founded by Isaac Stern. Throughout the entire trip, we were impressed with how normal everything seemed. Demonstrations took place on the Gaza border and Iranian militias launched rockets into Israel from Syria, but from our standpoint it was just a typical day. The stores and markets were full, the beaches and restaurants were crowded, and no one seemed rushed, frantic or concerned. We were all touched by the vibrancy and can-do attitude of the Israelis. Its extremely moving to visit the historical sites and hear the stories of the early Jewish pioneers. The energy and dedication that built the country is still evident everywhere. The Israelis we met demonstrated a positive and upbeat quality rael will remain a formidable force and a leader among the worlds nations for many years to come. CEO of SodaStream at the Western Wall The entire group in Jerusalem The Selection of in town 1526 Main street (941) 365-6800Featuring an extensive offering of rfntbbfb5050 N Tamiami trail (941) 355-7700featuring our n(Friday & Saturday) .com 12 Species of Fresh Daily! ftrffAnd Private Parties Too!More Than 150 Fresh Reasons To Enjoy Us... tfnb pinterest.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED
7 July 2018 FEDERATION NEWS it was a very thought-provoking and stimulating day. The most thrilling event of the trip via helicopter to the Sea of Galilee. We saw Jerusalem from the air and then was a beautiful, sunny day and the trip was spectacular. We also visited the Israel Aerospace Industries, where they make rockets and drones, had a culinary tour of Tel Aviv markets, and were thrilled by young classical musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center founded by Isaac Stern. Throughout the entire trip, we were impressed with how normal everything seemed. Demonstrations took place on the Gaza border and Iranian militias launched rockets into Israel from Syria, but from our standpoint it was just a typical day. The stores and markets were full, the beaches and restaurants were crowded, and no one seemed rushed, frantic or concerned. We were all touched by the vibrancy and can-do attitude of the Israelis. Its extremely moving to visit the historical sites and hear the stories of the early Jewish pioneers. The energy and dedication that built the country is still evident everywhere. The Israelis we met demonstrated a positive and upbeat quality rael a strong and progressive nation. I know I came away from this unrael will remain a formidable force and a leader among the worlds nations for many years to come. Our Israel @ 70 MissionA fter celebrating the 70th anniversary of Israels founding during the 2017-18 season of events in our area, a group of 12 Sarasota-Manatee residents participated in ing ATV with a birds-eye view of the Mediterranean an experience they will not soon forget! Yom HaZikaron, Israels Memorial Day, was observed in Sarasotas Sister City, Tel Mond. A highlight of the trip was a visit to the mikvah in Kfar Hasidim. The mikvah was built and equipped during the 1920s by Isaac Black of Ireland, the grandfather of mission co-chair and Sarasota resident Ian Black. Recently restored, it had the honor of being er highlights, among many, included lunch at Uri Buri in Akko, where chef/ owner Uri Jeremias prepared quite possibly Israels best seafood. We also had Sanctions) and the delegitimization with Yair Eddie Fraiman, the former Sarasota-Manatee shaliach. Below are thoughts shared by Rosann Black, mission co-chair, who entertained mission participants throughout the trip with her dancing talent, accompanied by tour guide YosIsrael, a land of unique cultural food and exquisite topography with its cobblestone winding pathways trod the Torah), challah bread and appreciate each others Israels passion to unite its the world) as it serves Syrian refugees 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. You will receive my committment of attention, time and an individualized strategy.Over 25 Years Experience Broker Associate Premier Sothebys International Realty Longboat Key Lido St. Armands Siesta Key Lakewood Ranch West of Trail Downtown Sarasota Contact me today and lets make arrangements to meet and discuss how I can help you. 941-993-3695 Eye Care Excellence in All Stages of LifeSchedule an appointment with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists: Murray Friedberg, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. Scott Silverman, M.D. Robert Sambursky, M.D. Pooja Khator, M.D. Allison Menezes, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Jody Abrams, M.D. Paul Brannan, M.D. 217 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton 6310 Health Park Way, Ste. 340, Lakewood Ranch 1427 S. Tamiami Trail, SarasotaCoastalEye.com (941)748-1818 Garry Condon, M.D. From special occasions to daily dining, Mortons Market has got you covered. Stop in for fresh seasonal produce, prime cuts of meat and seafood, and hot-from-the-oven baked goods. Choose from our tempting array of chef-prepared deli and gourmet to-go items, as well as ne wines, exotic cheeses and cut owers. Think of us for your catered events, holiday menus and gift baskets too. Historic Southside Village 1924 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota (941) 955-9856 MortonsMarket.com
8 July 2018 FEDERATION NEWS 2018 March of the Living In April, students gathered from all corners of the world to remember the Shoah as part of the International March of the Living program, an annual educational program that brings individuals to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred. provided assistance for four local students to attend, and our community chaplain, Rabbi Jonathan R Katz, served as chaperone. For more information about March of the Living and other scholarship proBy Amy LevisonI n April, I had the privilege of participating in the 2018 March of the Living program along with thousands of other students from around the world. For years I had heard about this trip March event 30 years ago, and from my sister, who went with my dad in 2015. In Hebrew school, I learned about the tragedies of the Holocaust but never truly understood the relationship history. We watched videos and documentaries, and we read books and stories. Still, as a young child, it didnt mean much to me. It was just another war. But, in reality, it was a war in which my ancestors were murdered. The Jewish people were killed simply for being Jews. During the March of the Living, I stood in the places where they were killed. I saw the horrible places where they were tortured. I met survivors and listened to their stories, and now I am a witness. I was lucky to experience this trip while survivors are still alive and able to share their stories with us. Soon, there wont be any survivors left so we will have to tell their stories for them. I was fortunate enough to create a special bond with the Holocaust survivor on my bus, 88-year-old Anya Baum. Every survivor had a teen with in Poland, I stood by Anya wherever we went. The day of the march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, I was asked to march with Anya and keep an eye on her. I happily accepted the responsibility and marched hand-in-hand with her. It was a few hours of waiting outside exit of Auschwitz to start the march, the director of our region stopped Anya and me. He told her that the other survivors were getting on a bus to drive to Birkenau, and he wanted to know if Anya wanted to join them. While I and get on the bus, I was hoping she would stay and walk with me. To my surprise, Anya replied, I came here to march and that is what I am going to do. She took my hand and we walked out of Auschwitz. We started the march close to the back of the line and, halfway through, ended up in the very back. There was no one behind us, just a pool of 15,000 proud Jews in blue jackets ahead of us. 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Do you share these values? To learn more, please contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or email@example.comOur Federation is committed to these core Jewish values: Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place for children, the aged, the sick and hungry; Tzedakah, providing Darchei Shalom, keeping peace through ongoing interfaith relations and promoting mutual respect and understanding; Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh la Zeh, taking care of one another, continuously working to support and aid Jews at home, in Israel and around the world. Anya is a strong woman who taught me so much, and I am thankful to know her. I will never forget the time we spent together. The fact that she lived through such a terrible time in history and still was able to share her joy and love with all of us will inspire me to continue to share her story. By Abigail ZionNever in a million years would our ancestors believe that their descendants would walk into Auschwitz of their own will. Never would they expect us to have religious freedom like we do. But most of all, never would they imagine a Jewish state like there is today. Its not until youre squished together inside a cold and damp gas chamber that you have any idea of what our predecessors felt. But at least we, as participants in the 2018 March of the Living program, knew we would walk out alive. The fear and horror that they felt is something I pray my family will never experience. I think the adult chaperones who toured the camps with us felt even greater sadness, as they have children to think about. For the most part, Poland was a week of heavy hearts. This feeling such relief and hope when we got there as though I was homesick for a place I had only been to once before. There was an incredible sense of hope among all of us. Yes, we really did feel like we were going home. It wasnt just home for us, though. We carried the memory of six million people who never had the opportunity to go home. Even beyond that, as we learned, there were survivors who could not make it all the way to Israel. We carried their memory, too. There were several Holocaust survivors on the trip with us. Some of them were the fortunate few who had made it home after the war only to encounter yet another war. The creation of a State of Israel is a miracle. Time and time again, the Jewish people have overcome incredible obstacles, enemies and oppression. The hope Israels founders had was truly inconceivable. Imagine surviving generations of persecution and even genocide in Europe to again have to defend yourselves from enemies. The primary focus of the Israel portion of our trip was post-World War II. We had the opportunity to visit a detainment camp, detention center, and many other ancient and modern historic sites. As Im sure many people would agree, an in-person encounter with history is the best way to remember it. Remembering the Shoah, our ancestors and the creation of the State of Israel is pertinent to the Jewish people. The rest of the world may view the events as history, but we must carry on the memory of our ancestors. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to engage in this experience thanks to the Federation. I hope other area teens will also have the chance to participate in the March of the Living. Abigail Zion is a senior at Lakewood The Israeli visitors with Betty Schoenbaum PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSTHEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE.
9 FEDERATION NEWS Stay connected at www.jfedsrq.org A new friendship forms across the milesM y husband, daughter and I were privileged to host a talented Tel Mond student whose play was honored at the annual Young Playwrights Festival at Florida Studio Theatre (FST) in Sarasota. Or ganized by the Sister Cities Associa tion, 12-year-old Noga Dosh and her mother Ronit stayed in our home for Shalev Cohen, and his mother Yonat were also in Sarasota and hosted by Donna Lerner. Their plays were among seven chosen out of 5,600 submissions as winners in the 2018 Seven Up mid dle and high school students category. Noga, a tiny girl with big dark brown eyes, wrote her play, My Special in her English class. Her South African grandmother helped her with the wording. The play was about two Ethiopian children who were adopted and became part of her special family. When Noga heard she won, she said, I was shocked. It was a good feeling to know I succeeded. And with a sly little smile, she added, I felt like a ce lebrity. Everyone was so proud. Shalev, a polite boy with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, created his play, Alexs Success Story, based on his fathers tragic accident which left him paralyzed. Shalev wrote a happier end ing to Alexs story than his fathers, al lowing the character to begin moving his feet. In the play, Shalev calls Alex a hero. According to Shalevs mother, the hero is actually Shalevs father, Daniel Cohen, who now gives motiva tional speeches about his accident. I cried when I learned my sons play was picked. My husband was so proud of him, said Yonat. When I asked Shalev how it felt to be a winner, he shouted, Out of one to ten, that was a twenty! Tel Mond has been a part of the Sister Cities program since 1999. It was Linda Rosenbluth who connected Sister Cities with FST and its Young Playwrights Festival in 2000. Since then, over 350 plays have been submitted from Tel Mond with 13 winners and 28 honorable mentions. Adam Ratner, FST Teaching Artist and Young Playwrights Festival Cobetween the hopes and dreams of students living half a world away. They all want to be recognized as creative individuals and have their dreams real ized, he said. FST and the Sister Cities Association are partnering this month to bring teachers from Israel and other par ticipating countries to Sarasota for a teacher training. Adam said, We want to give them the tools they need to help students create more imaginative and emotionally vibrant plays. Nogas sixth-grade English teacher from Tel Mond, Idit Levent Levy, will be among the group. I was so honored to meet these young Israeli families and now feel connected to Tel Mond in a personal way. I want to thank Sister Cities for organizing their visit and Florida Studio Theatre for providing such a creative and positive outlet for these young playwrights. guests brought us many presents from Israel. Included among them was a handcrafted wall hanging with a painted eye, which will protect our home from evil. I hung it proudly in a place where we would see it every day. Before she left for the airport, I noticed Noga taking a picture of it. Until we meet again, Noga, hopefully next year in Tel Mond. The Israeli visitors with Betty Schoenbaum EVENT SPACE EVENT SPACE EVENT SPACE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FOR PRIVATE FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, EVENTS, PARTIES, EVENTS, PARTIES, EVENTS, BUSINESS MEETINGS BUSINESS MEETINGS BUSINESS MEETINGS FOR ALL YOUR SPECIALTY NEEDS HOLIDAY FOODS DINNERS TO GO! Meats and Cheeses Fresh PRODUCE 15 15 15 23 South Beneva Rd. @ the Corner of 23 South Beneva Rd. @ the Corner of 23 South Beneva Rd. @ the Corner of Fruitville Fruitville Fruitville In the Fruitville Forum Shoppes In the Fruitville Forum Shoppes In the Fruitville Forum Shoppes Sarasota, FL 34232 941.924.2705 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.924.2705 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.924.2705 www.nelliesdeli.com www.nelliesdeli.com www.nelliesdeli.com AWARD WINNING AND RELIABLE FOR YEARS! Lakehouse W est Rea ders C hoice Best Ret ir ement Comm unit y & Best Assisted Living L a k e h o use W e s t RET IREM E NT E S TAT E L a k e h o use W e s t RET IREM ENT E S TAT E 2 0 1 7 (941) 923-75253435 Fox Run Road | Sarasota, FL 34231 www .lakehousewest.comAssisted Living Facility License #5850 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSTHEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE. Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_518_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 5/31/18 12:08 PM
10 July 2018 FEDERATION NEWS These we honor Your TributesANNUAL CAMPAIGN Nadia Ritter Betty SchoenbaumBOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS FUND ISRAEL PROGRAMS SKIP (Send a Kid to Israel) Bunny Skirboll NOTE: To be publicly acknowledged in The Jewish News, Honor Cards require a minimum $10 contribution per listing. You can send Honor Cards directly from www.jfedsrq.org. For more information, please call 941.552.6304. Honoring a Holocaust survivor at Haile MSHaile Middle School in Bradenton demonstrates its appreciation in wonderful ways when Holocaust survivors come to speak at the school. Max Weisglass witnessed this when he recently visited to share his survival story with 360 eighthgrade students in the school cafeteria. A large banner welcomed Mr. Weisglass, and refreshments were provided for him and his companion dog, Dubi. At the end of the presentation he was given a gift bag and a hand-carved, heart-shaped wooden plaque made by the students with the words: We thank you for making this day one we will always remember. Max Weisglass was born in Borput into the ghetto in Borszczow where they survived three raids by the Nazis to round up Jews. They hid in secret rooms that they made in the basements of apartments and between buildings. When the ghetto was going to be liquidated, his family found refuge in a bunker built under the barn of a Polish family. There they were hidden, entombed, for 10 months until they were liberated by the Russians. For more information about the Holocaust Speakers Bureau or to book a speaker, email me at luvhula@gmail. com or visit jfedsrq.org/holocaust. One of the students, Lizabeth Williams, wrote the following poem: The Will of the Survivor Who has witnessed the struggle, who has endured the pain He who was branded with a number, when he was born with a name Who was torn from all that was familiar Who was powerless when the fabric of their world was ripped apart PJ Library and Temple Sinai celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut togetherO n April 22, more than 100 people attended a celebration of Israels 70th birthday at Urfer Family Park in Sarasota. The program, erations PJ Library and Temple Sinai, brought out preschoolers through second-grade students and their families for games, crafts, stories, playtime and food in honor of this special day. Laura Freedman, Director of Early Childhood Education at the Gan Preschool at Temple Sinai, read holiday stories, while Illene Dyrda and Nancy Downey, teachers in the Temple Sinai Religious School, helped students with crafts and games appropriate for the celebration. coordinator of the PJ Library program, was onsite registering families and giving them information about programs in our area. I made sure that everything ran smoothly and that everyone had enough to eat, including a special cake made just for this day. Temple Sinai volunteers Elana Margolis and Amy Drachman were also in attendance to greet families and help with the program. It was an inspiring program to meet new people, make new friends and celebrate the Jewish community close and far. Send your comments and Letters to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our yearly celebration brings together scholarship recipients and the philanthropists who make their scholarships possible. Thanks to our generous donors, who believe in helping students achieve their dreams of college and tikkun olam (repairing the world), the Federation awarded $99,500 to 23 scholarship recipients. Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation, aptly describes this vital initiative to support communities in building a pipeline of excellent volunteer leadership. Over eight sessions, 15 individuals learned business and leadership skills as well as Judaic text. Upon graduation, they were presented with a beautiful certicate in a modern, acrylic frame. MAY 11, 2018COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS MAY 15, 2018 Jewish Federations of North America Leadership Development Graduation jfedsrq.org_ 2018 Yesod Leadership Class College Scholarship Award RecipientsEducation is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela Plug In TO YOUR COMMUNITYYou can also click the SUBSCRIBE button to receive the newsprint version in the mail. READ THE JEWISH NEWSonline at JFEDSRQ.org/Jewish-News CONNECTING BUSINESSES WITH OUR COMMUNITY PRINT DIGITAL MARKETING PARTNER For more information, contact Robin Leonardi 941 .552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq .org The Jewish Federation oers unique cross-media advertising packages that connect your business with your community.
11 July 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Honoring a Holocaust survivor at Haile MSH aile Middle School in Bradenton demonstrates its appreciation in wonderful ways when Holocaust survivors come to speak at the school. Max Weisglass witnessed this when he recently visited to share his survival story with 360 eighthgrade students in the school cafeteria. A large banner welcomed Mr. Weisglass, and refreshments were provided for him and his companion dog, Dubi. At the end of the presentation he was given a gift bag and a hand-carved, heart-shaped wooden plaque made by the students with the words: We thank you for making this day one we will always remember. Max Weisglass was born in Borput into the ghetto in Borszczow where they survived three raids by the Nazis to round up Jews. They hid in secret rooms that they made in the basements of apartments and between buildings. When the ghetto was going to be liquidated, his family found refuge in a bunker built under the barn of a Polish family. There they were hidden, entombed, for 10 months until they were liberated by the Russians. For more information about the Holocaust Speakers Bureau or to book a speaker, email me at luvhula@gmail. com or visit jfedsrq.org/holocaust. One of the students, Lizabeth Williams, wrote the following poem: The Will of the Survivor Who has witnessed the struggle, who has endured the pain He who was branded with a number, when he was born with a name Who was torn from all that was familiar Who was powerless when the fabric of their world was ripped apart She whose only crime was existing for bearing the title and heritage of a Jew at heart Who was taken from his household, who watched brothers and sisters disappear The boy whose family was somehow in the wrong while he remained in the clear Who was handed a shovel, who was made to dig the graves She who with a heavy heart knew that this was where she was soon to lay Who has walked the walk, the path of no return A nation who has longed for freedom, for that is all they have left to yearn Who laid on the beds, growing frailer with each day The child who lost track of past and present, but never forgot how to pray Shalom to the ones who made it out, the souls that passed away Shalom to the child whose innocence was replaced with pain Shalom to the mother who gave up her baby Like Moses in the manger, that if she may die, he might live Shalom to the father who knew his fate If he followed his daughter and her four children over the gate Shalom to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Because even through persecution and near annihilation, we are still as numerous as the stars Shalom to the ones who lived to tell the tale My mother told me that God did not choose Jews because they were a great nation But because he knew that no matter what, his people had a will to surviveThe Jewish News welcomes 2018 Joseph J. Edlin Journalism InternT The Jewish News are proud to welcome Amanda Emory, this years Joseph J. Edlin Journalism Intern. This paid program is generously funded by the Joseph J. Edlin Memorial Journalism Internship Fund, which was founded in his memory by his widow, Miriam Mimi Edlin. Mimi was a beloved Sarasota resident who died last September. The program provides an opportunity for area students, ages 16-22, to get real-world experience with a professional publication and learn about Amanda is pursuing a bachelors degree in communication with a concentration in public relations at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. She has served as a volunteer for United Way Suncoast and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the Alpha Chi Omega womens fraternity. After graduation, Fort Myers/Naples area or the Sarasota/Manatee area. Amanda also plans to earn a masters degree in mass communications with a specialization in public relations and communication management from UFs distance learning program. Im ecstatic to be given this opportunity, says Amanda. It gives me a chance to able writing experience. I look forward to learning more about the regional Jewish community. Watch for Amandas articles starting in the August issue. The Federation will always be grateful to the late Mimi Edlin for her longtime support of this initiative. facebook.com/jfedsrq CONNEC T with your Jewish Community Like us on Facebook Our yearly celebration brings together scholarship recipients and the philanthropists who make their scholarships possible. Thanks to our generous donors, who believe in helping students achieve their dreams of college and tikkun olam (repairing the world), the Federation awarded $99,500 to 23 scholarship recipients. 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12 July 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Traces of Judaism: Finding the Ten Lost Tribes I n exploring the question What happened to the ten lost tribes? if you look deep enough into our vast internet libraries you will easily discover that there are hints and traces of ancient Judaism to be found under almost every rock on the planet. In such diverse geographic areas as Ireland, Scotland, China, Japan, Mesoamerica, the South Seas, Afghanistan and Africa, there are several sites where ancient Israelites seem to have landed and left their mark. As the Tanach (Hebrew Scriptures) points out, King Solomon had a navy. For the king had ships going to Tarshish with King Hirams servants; once in three years ships of Tarshish would come, bearing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks. (Chronicles II, Ch. 9:21) Long voyages are also alluded to in Kings 1, Ch. 9:26-28: Where could one go for three years and bring back precious metals and exotic animals? 26. King Solomon made a ship in Etzion Geber, which is beside Eilat on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom. 27. And Hiram sent in ships his servants, seafarers, those navigators of the sea, with Solomons servants. 2 8. And they came to Ophir and obtained from there gold-four hundred and twenty talents and delivered [it] to King Solomon. that Ophir is Peru. In New Zealand, interestingly, ancient Maori traditions relate that since antiquity the Maoris have observed ceremonial and dietary laws very similar to those of the ancient Hebrews. They even kept the seventh day Sabbath as a day of rest! Also, every 7 times 7 years or 49 years they observed a Jubilee Year similar to that of the ancient Hebrews. These similarities simply cannot be explained away as mere coincidence. The Maoris, like the Hebrews, even had a sacred month given over to harvest thanksgiving, corresponding to the Hebrew month of Tishri and the Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot). These connections to past history will be exciting to explore when measured against the backdrop of the evolved Judaism of today. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is presenting a new class called Traces of Judaism: Finding the Ten Lost Tribes. This eightweek course starts Monday, August 6 and takes place from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on the Federation campus, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. To enroll, please contact me at 941.379.5655 or marden.paru@gmail. com The fee is $60 and includes all materials. This course is open to everyone regardless of background or personal orientation. 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Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgFederation announces cornerstone gift for Campus for Jewish Life continued on page 2 Thas received a cornerstone lead gift from community philanthropist Larry Greenspon, creating The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life and The Larry and Mary Greenspon Sports Complex. The gift will be used for the redevelopment of the Federations 32-acre campus on McIntosh Road in Sarasota. gratitude to Larry for this very impactful gift, says Michael Ritter, Federation Board President. Larry has always been a visionary and passionate believer in Israel, Judaism and our Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community. He is a role model, a trendsetter and someone who shares our vision of what Jewish life can and should be now and in the future. Our entire community For many years, Larry and Mary have been strong supporters of the Federation. Most recently, they were the lead sponsor of the well-attended Israel @ 70 community programs, and Larry was also honored with the Federations Man of Valor award. A Chicago native who has lived in the Sarasota area for over 20 years, Larry says, I am impressed with the Federations vision to create a much more extensive multiuse campus for Jewish life in Sarasota-Manatee. I am honored to connect my familys name to that vision and look forward to seeing it become a reality. Larry and Mary are also major supporters of the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC), a noneducation together to shape the character and transform the lives of 20,000 children annually at its 14 tennis centers throughout Israel. As a former International Chair of the ITC, Larrys leadership, passion and philanthropy has helped thousands of vulnerable Israeli children, both Jewish and nonJewish, recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Through tennis, the children improve their physical and healthful well-being and develop life pendence, trust in peers and author ity, teamwork, focus, goal setting and problem solving. Since 2001, Larry has chaired and generously supported more than 16 years of ITC exhibitions in Sarasota and Longboat Key. In 2017, Larry and Mary announced the dedica tion of Israels premier tennis center in Ramat HaSharon that was named in their honor. During the last several months, Federation management and its board have been working on plans to both refurbish and redevelop its campus. Formal announcements regarding a community-wide capital campaign and other related initiatives will be forth coming later this year. The Jewish Federation of Saraso tion whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when world wide catastrophes occur. For more in formation, call 941.371.4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org. Larry Greenspon welcomes the crowd at an ITC exhibition Federation awards $99,500 in student scholarshipsTrecently awarded $99,500 in education scholar ships to 23 students from the Sarasota-Manatee region. All recipients are pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at universities, colleges or community colleges, have a strong academic record, and demonstrate community service involvement, with additional requirements for other scholarships. Award recipients and their families were welcomed at a reception on the Federation campus in May, where scholarship fundholders were able to ents of their respective scholarships. This year, thanks to generous donors, the Federation awarded the largest amount ever given in scholarships. Helping young people reach their educational goals is paramount to our mission, says Howard Tevlowitz, the Federations executive director. He adds that the organization has awarded more than $700,000 in college scholarships in the past 12 years. A few years ago, the Federation expanded its education scholarship of ferings to include The Robert Michel son Interfaith Scholarship, awarding scholarships to non-Jewish students. Last year, it announced the new Melissa Wides Foundation Education Scholarship, awarding scholarships to Temple Emanu-El conrms 13 studentsINSIDE THIS ISSUE: 12 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 20 Jewish Interest 24 Israel & the Jewish World 26 Commentary 28 Focus on Youth 31 Life CycleChabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch builds historic mikvah in Manatee County The Jewish News welcomes new Joseph J. Edlin Journalism Intern Amanda Emory Federations once-in-a-lifetime mission to Israel to celebrate Israel @ 70 6 11 14 28 Food. History. Culture. Read about the magic of our missions to Israel... see pages 6 & 7 & 7 gratitude to Larry for this very impact ful gift, says Michael Ritter, Fed eration Board President. Larry has always been a visionary and passion ate believer in Israel, Judaism and our Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community. He is a role model, a trendsetter and someone who shares our vision of what Jewish life can and should be now and in the future. Our entire community For many years, Larry and Mary have been strong supporters of the Fed nually at its 14 tennis centers throughout Israel. As a former International Chair of the ITC, Larrys leadership, passion and philanthropy has helped thousands of vulnerable Israeli children, both Jewish and nonJewish, recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Through tennis, the children improve their physical and healthful well-being and develop life pendence, trust in peers and author ity, teamwork, focus, goal setting and problem solving. Since 2001, Larry During the last several months, Federation management and its board have been working on plans to both refurbish and redevelop its campus. Formal announcements regarding a community-wide capital campaign and other related initiatives will be forth coming later this year. The Jewish Federation of Saraso tion whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel and Federations once-in-a-lifetime mission to Israel to celebrate Israel @ 70 6 www.TheJewishNews.org SARASOTALAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTONBEACHESLAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTON A fter much thought and consideration, as well as many family discussions, Rabbi Michael Churgel has sadly decided to step down as the rabbi of Temple Sinai effective June 30, 2018. Rabbi Churgel joined Temple Sinai on June 30, 2016, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have worked, studied and worshiped together under his leadership. Rabbi Churgel and his family the very best for the future and assuring all temple members that temple functions will continue without interruption. During this transition period, Chazzan Abramson will serve as clergy along to ensure that spiritual matters run smoothly. In addition to a change in clergy, Temple Sinai welcomes its new board, which was installed on Friday, June 1 as we honored outgoing temple president Mark Richmond, and welcomed our new president, Gary Kravitz. The evening included a Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service followed by a Chill Out celebration with summer supper catered by Michaels On East. The Temple Sinai board will begin a search for a new rabbi. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs will continue as always under the leadership of Chazzan Abramson. In our congregation, pastoral matters are of the utmost importance, and our hospital visits will continue without ority is coverage for Shabbat, High Holy Days and festival services and observances. These arrangements are already in place. In addition, there are a number of new ideas being discussed to make our services more interesting and enjoyable. Temple Sinai has always been on the forefront of being innovative. Our educational programs under the leadership of Steve Weintraub (Director of Youth and Adult Education), Laura Freedman (Director of Early Childhood Education) and Deb Bryan (Youth Director) will continue to be the bedrock of our commitment to train the next generation of Jewish members of the community. Yes, there are some changes at Temple Sinai, but its business as usual along with plans to ensure our stability, continuity and growth. We will continue being a progressive Reform congregation in Sarasota. rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Denise at email@example.com or 941.371.4546 x0
13 July 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Liberal Yeshiva is presenting a new class called Traces of Judaism: Finding the Ten Lost Tribes. This eightweek course starts Monday, August 6 and takes place from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on the Federation campus, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. To enroll, please contact me at 941.379.5655 or marden.paru@gmail. com. The fee is $60 and includes all materials. This course is open to everyone regardless of background or personal orientation. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is a 501(c)(3) non-denomwhich also operates in part through a grant from ority is coverage for Shabbat, High Holy Days and festival services and observances. These arrangements are already in place. In addition, there are a number of new ideas being discussed to make our services more interesting and enjoyable. Temple Sinai has always been on the forefront of being innovative. Our educational programs under the leadership of Steve Weintraub (Director of Youth and Adult Education), Laura Freedman (Director of Early Childhood Education) and Deb Bryan (Youth Director) will continue to be the bedrock of our commitment to train the next generation of Jewish members of the community. Yes, there are some changes at Temple Sinai, but its business as usual along with plans to ensure our stability, continuity and growth. We will continue being a progressive Reform congregation in Sarasota. When Arline met AvivaArline Levine always felt at home when visiting AvivaA Campus for Senior Life. Each time she walked through the retirement community she saw familiar faces, chatted with longtime friends and felt at ease. She loved Aviva, but she knew it wasnt time for that kind of change. Why would Arline need to move? She had always been independent, driving to and from Sarasotas playhouses where she volunteered, picking up groceries at the local Publix, and seeing to the needs of her home. She wasnt ready. Mark Levine, one of Arlines two sons, viewed ent perspective. His mom independent as an active member of the Sarasota community. Her tenacity, and her warmth made it easy for her to be a part of all the things she loved to do. Yet, Mark began to notice changes in his mom, both in body and spirit. She simply wasnt enjoying herself the way she had in recent years. It was time to talk about the future. Over the next two years, Mark and his brother Robert found ways to approach the subject of moving with their mom. I wasnt ready, says Arline when asked about those early conversations. I never questioned that one day I would move to Aviva, but facing that decision then was out of the question. As Arlines sons tried to approach the subject with her, Arline began to pick up on things happening in her own life that werent what she wanted. She found herself dreading the idea of cooking for only herself, she felt uneasy when she was alone, and was bored of the everyday routine. Mark began to notice that the changes in his mom were no longer subtle. I remember visiting her and seeing that she had grown very thin. It seemed like she and her world were shrinking. After that visit, Arline agreed that it may be time to start looking at communities but asserted that she was still six months or more away from moving. That June, Arline, Mark and his wife Sheri began to look at communities in Sarasota and in Fort Myers where Mark lives. As a son and a caregiver, the idea of having your parent a few minutes away is a huge at the end of the day we knew that this decision had to be made by our mom. For Arline, her future community needed to meet her personal lifestyle. with her interests, go on trips to the theater, have the opportunity to exercise, and be part of a supportive comPXQLW\)65.5 (\021\003$YLYD\003FKHFNHG\003Rru\003\003HYHU\\000ER[\003 on her list. The plan for Arline was straightforward. Her house would be put on the market and she would work with ricane Irma barreled up the west coast of Florida. For hundreds of seniors like Arline, the storm came as a realization. Suddenly the fear of being alone became a tangible threat. As the storm grew ever closer, Mark made the decision to contact Avimom during the storm or even a place to shelter. I knew that Aviva was going to make accommodations for me but what I received was beyond any expectation. They moved me into a furnished apartment, provided meals, kept activities going, and helped to keep our families updated the entire time. Then when I noticed that the campus had sheltered thing just seemed to click for me, says Arline. Less than a month after Hurricane Irma, Arline moved into her new home at Aviva. As an adult child, you want to know that your parent is happy and safe, says Mark. When I would call mom and she didnt pick up the phone, I would grow concerned. Now, if I call and she doesnt answer, I know its because she is out and about doing something that she loves. That feeling of relief, knowing that my mom is having the time of her life, I cant even begin to express what that feels like. For Arline, moving to Aviva was like moving home. The decision to move wasnt about giving up her sense of indeher community and never having to feel alone again. At the end of the night, when I am exhausted and head to bed, I get such a rush of pride. It isnt because of my health or the fact that Im getting older that makes me so tired. Im tired every night because I have spent the day doing something that is fun and something that I want to do. AvivaA Campus for Senior Life is more than just a community, it is a lifestyle. As Sarasotas premier senior living rental community we want to invite you to experience the possibilities! Visit avivaseniorlife.org or call 941.225.8369 to schedule a tour. Advertorial rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Summer water safety means more thanE ach summer we hear familiar messages about water safety and keeping kids safe at the beach and backyard pool. Youve heard them all. Those messages just scratch the surface of what families need to know. What about keeping adults safe? Lately you may have heard, Designate a Water Watcher who is not reading, not on her phone, whose ing all the groups activity in the pool or Gulf, and makes sure everyone is awake, alert and enthusiastic! This person must be someone who can swim who can rely on herself for her safety in water over her head. She may not have a lifeguards skills, but she can swim. If she cannot swim, she must be able to engage someone who can assist with a rescue within one or two seconds. How do you recognize a swimmer child or adult whos in trouble? A They are vertical, and they are motionless, or nearly so. Often, theyre just under water, vertical, looking toward the surface. They will be noticed by a water watcher right away if the watcher knows what to look for. Also look for swimmers who look nervous or unsure. Not that typical play by adults or kids cant include motionlessness and rest. It can. But you have to be sure. Have a conversation with your group that includes the message that someone might tickle them if you need to check. Or ask them to tell you if theyre going to be still for a while. And have all agree: no pranks about this serious matter. Who can assist a swimmer who needs help? Do you know what to do? In shallow water where you can easily stand, its intuitive and automatic for many people to jump in to help. If theres no deep end, this is usually safe. If there is a deep end, a non-swimmer should not get in, whether the struggling swimmer is in the shallow or deep, but instead, extend a broom or rake handle to touch the chest of the person struggling. The swimmer will grab onto the handle and push down on it. Be ready for this by lying on the deck to pull them to the side so you wont be pulled in. If the struggling swimmer is in deep water, no one should jump in. Extend something that takes the space between you and the swimmer and pull them to safety. When adults or families gather for a pool party at a backyard pool, a new conversation is a good idea: Is each peacefully in deep water? Find out whos a swimmer and whos not. If you ask, Who can swim?, people who cant swim but who can move their arms in a stroking pattern may say they can. This is not the answer you need. Many non-swimmers are embarrassed to say they cant swim, and youll need to make it safe for them to tell you. Its easiest to ask if they can rest peacefully can, you most likely dont have to worry about them. If they cant, help them stay out of deep water and get others support for this as well. Just as cyclists now wear helmets and neighborhood dogs are now on leashes, people in the pool need to be able to rest peacefully that would hold their head out of water if they passed out: a PFD Type 1 (perIt takes intention to keep a group safe around water. If two parents are watching a family and one goes to get the snacks and the other goes to get camera batteries, an unsafe situation ripens. Your job is to prevent safety from slipping through the cracks. Most swimming parties and outings are full of fun with little vigilance on every last safety detail. But to keep your familys safety water tight, think things through and leave no stone unturned. A Sarasota Water Safety / Drowning Prevention Coalition will hold its inaugural meeting on Friday, June 29, organized by Miracle Swimming for Adults, the school that operates classes on the Jewish Federation campus. A water safety meeting for the public will take place on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at South Gate Community Center. For more information, contact Miracle Swimming at 941.921.6420 or visit miracleswimming.org.
14 July 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Bars and Judaism JFCS announces new Board Chair Elect Dean MillerJ FCS of the Suncoast recently announced the appointment of Dean Miller to Board Chair Elect. In this role, Miller will be responsible for coordinating board activities, providing leadership, overseeing governance and development, and supporting the mission of the organization. A member of the JFCS board for the past two years and Sarasota resident since 2002, Miller brings more than 35 years of senior leadership experience ness risk and control, innovation and change management with JPMorgan. He has also served as a vice chairman for Orbian Corporation and consultant services acumen, Millers more than 17 years of international business experience living and working in Asia and Europe enabled him to promote transparency and disclosure among difward solutions and issue remediation. In addressing his goals as the new JFCS Board Chair Elect, Miller stated, JFCS has established a tremendous foundation of services over the past 30+ years. It is important we continue to grow awareness and outreach as the premier local safety net social service organization, serving individuals of all ages and from all income levels, ethnic backgrounds and religions. I also hope to further the understanding of the role that JFCS provides to our residents and broaden our supporter, volunteer and contributor network. Deans strong reputation and skill set in bringing solutions to complex business challenges and creating a collaborative culture to attain organizational goals is ideally suited for JFCS, said Heidi Brown, JFCS CEO. Im honored and delighted to have Dean as our new board leader. A graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he holds a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in American History and English, Miller also holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Outside the business and philanthropic arenas, Miller is a strong supporter of the arts and is Chairman of the Board for Rivo at Ringling Condominium. He is married to Patty Miller with whom he has two adult children. Founded in 1985, JFCS is a fully accredited, community-based social serSarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Collier, Lee and DeSoto counties in Florida, with the goal of empowering people to lead healthy, happy and sustainable lives. JFCS serves more than 29,000 individuals each year through counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach, case management, basic life education programs on a secular, nondenominational basis. Its seven key focal areas include youth, seniors, cancer support, Jewish healing, counseling, veterans and families. For more information, visit www.jfcs-cares.org or call 941.366.2224. My journey to the MARE: Honoring my work as a Jewish educational leaderT homas H. Green, the American philosopher and author, teaches about the importance of ethics as they relate to educational leadership. He discusses that it is imperative for educational leaders to continuously develop their expertise. Not doing so, claims Green, is unethical. Ten years into my career as Temple Emanu-Els Religious School Director, I began to experience exactly what Green expressed. The school was enced a sense of stagnation. I did not have formal training in Jewish education, and living in Sarasota did not afford many educational opportunities in of a long-lived dream. It will allow me with colleagues on her graduation day to live my two passions in life helping children grow, and living and loving Judaism in the best possible way. dayenu. Historic mikvah in Manatee CountyFor centuries, Jewish women have kept the mystical commandment of going to a mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath symbolizing rebirth and renewal in lifes cycles. At times, women protect the sacredness of the mikvah, even in the most forbidding of conditions, such as in the besieged Masada in Israel. Today, the mikvah is not only accessible, it is enhanced with state-ofthe-art spa and salon amenities, creating a relaxing and rejuvenating escape coupled with an uplifting experience for the soul. Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood vah in Manatee County. Chabads new The Mikvah Project will include two fully-equipped hospitality suites to host visitors on Shabbat and holidays. Chabad will also be putting in some blacktop driveways, additional parking, and a retention pond in preparation for the future expanded Chabad campus. The Mikvah Project is now in its construction stages. An incredible team is joining together to bring the mikvah facilities up from the ground, taking care that every detail will contribute to its spiritual tranquility. The support, partnership and interest of the Jewish community of Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, as well as that of Mikvah USA, has been hailed as a critical contribution to the new mikvah and a constant inspiration during the lengthy process. Dedication opportunities are still available. More information is available at www.chabadofbradenton/mikvah. They wear yarmulkes, observe Jewish holidays and learn Torah. A few attended religious school as children and know Hebrew prayers quite well. They faithfully welcome the Sabbath every Friday. Where does this male-only congregation meet? At the Desoto Correctional Institution outside of Arcadia. The group includes murderers, robbers and Yes, there are Jewish murderers, responds Rabbi Ari Shapiro, who has served these inmates for 12 years, when asked what providing spiritual guidance at the prison is like. But everyone has a story, he continues. The murderer you asked me about killed his sisters drug dealer because she died from an overdose of drugs he supplied. This doesnt mean it was right. He regrets what he did. But its just the way it is. Nevertheless, he wants to be a knowledgeable Jew. He wants to be guided by Jewish values. Since 2006, Shapiro has visited the prison each week as a volunteer under the auspices of the JFCS Healing Program which is sponsored by Hed previously ministered to inmates in Boston for 18 years. Enabling worship, study and counseling opportunities for these incarcerated coreligionists might seem especially daunting, if not Theyre still Jews. They hunger to study, observe Jewish customs and hallow their faith, he says. While some may view them as hardened criminals, in their Judaism. The prisoners themselves often divrei Torah and facilitate discussions. Like Jews everywhere, they are never short on supplying opinions on a range of Jewish topics. With Shapiros guidance, some have even celebrated their bar mitzvah at Desoto. As Shapiro well recognizes, being a Jew isnt easy even in the best of circumstances, however, in prison such minority status is that much more marked. Therefore, knowing they have each other is important, as these Jews not only confront the general stresses of prison life but the religious intimidation and slurs that can come with it. 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15 July 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Bars and Judaism T hey wear yarmulkes, observe Jewish holidays and learn Torah. A few attended religious school as children and know Hebrew prayers quite well. They faithfully welcome the Sabbath every Friday. Where does this male-only congregation meet? At the Desoto Correctional Institution outside of Arcadia. The group includes murderers, robbers and Yes, there are Jewish murderers, responds Rabbi Ari Shapiro, who has served these inmates for 12 years, when asked what providing spiritual guidance at the prison is like. But everyone has a story, he continues. The murderer you asked me about killed his sisters drug dealer because she died from an overdose of drugs he supplied. This doesnt mean it was right. He regrets what he did. But its just the way it is. Nevertheless, he wants to be a knowledgeable Jew. He wants to be guided by Jewish values. Since 2006, Shapiro has visited the prison each week as a volunteer under the auspices of the JFCS Healing Program which is sponsored by Hed previously ministered to inmates in Boston for 18 years. Enabling worship, study and counseling opportunities for these incarcerated coreligionists might seem especially daunting, if not in their Judaism. The prisoners themselves often divrei Torah and facilitate discussions. Like Jews everywhere, they are never short on supplying opinions on a range of Jewish topics. With Shapiros guidance, some have even celebrated their bar mitzvah at Desoto. As Shapiro well recognizes, being a Jew isnt easy even in the best of circumstances, however, in prison such minority status is that much more marked. Therefore, knowing they have each other is important, as these Jews not only confront the general stresses of prison life but the religious intimidation and slurs that can come with it. Fewer than thirty out of a population of 1,500 identify as Jewish and about half that number regularly attend services. Shapiro makes Judaism real for them. For example, at a Passover Seder at the facility a few years ago, he raised the question: What is your ? What is your narrow place that caused you to be here? a moment or two for one person to speak, but then, once the ice was broken, the discussion gained momentum. In the safety of our little community, each person bravely told his story and spoke of his struggles while the others listened respectfully, Shapiro shares. It was as if the Red Sea parted and they were walking through. Shapiro has earned the prisoners respect and appreciation because he, unlike others, has not forgotten them. He feels for their predicament in having a home that is a fortress of stones and metal fences topped with razor wire where the impact of your crime and the length of your sentence loom large in your mind. Shapiro also does not shy from challenging infringements on the principle of the separation of church and state. Two years ago a Christian Chaptogether with a sectarian quotation next to the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) logo at Desoto. Earlier an upcoming walkathon that contained quotes from Jesus and references to being saved through contributions was sent to the family of every inmate and all the volunteers at the prison. In both instances Shapiro got Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (he serves on the board of the organizations local chapter). After investigating, AU sent letters to the Florida DOC indicating the actions were illegal. As a result, state DOC policy no longer permits this kind of religious imbuement of prison facilities and sponsored activities. Shapiros personal example and determined defense of what is fair and just has left a strong impression on those he serves. In March, an inmate studying for conversion wrote him: You have taught me to look deeper than just words in our TorahYou inspire me to be a better person. You are truly a mensch Thanks for all you do. Rabbi Jonathan R Katz serves as a a partnership between The Jewish Continuing Education through the summer at TBSTemple Beth Sholom has Continuing Education programs that are guaranteed to enrich your slower summer months with interesting educational information and insight. Our summer Lunch and Learn Series, Bible Miracles: A Challenge of Todays Sensibilities, is led by Marden Paru. This course began June 28 and continues through August. Come for one session or come for all. Remember to bring your bagged dairy lunch! Our Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class is for those adults who, for various reasons, did not celebrate becoming a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah at the age of 13. Do you have reading knowledge of Yiddish? If so, then join us as we read original Yiddish literature in our Yiddish Reading Circle, Leyen Kreis. On select dates, after Shabbat morning service and Kiddush, we have a Shabbat Shmooze session a lively discussion series. If you are interested in keeping up your spoken Hebrew skills, we have an ongoing informal study group, Chug Ivri, where you can read Israeli newspapers, chat with friends and have a good time in Hebrew! Our programs are open to the entire community and we encourage you to attend. Complete class details are in the Jewish Happenings section of this newspaper. Please call the temple ofmation. 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16 July 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Jewish Happenings 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 friends, have a good time in Hebrew! There is no cost. New participants are always welcome. Join us from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Temple Beth Sholom, Idelson Library, 1050 S. Tuttle THURSDAY, JULY 5The Capture and Trial of Adolf EichmannAviva is incredibly excited to welcome Elizabeth Gelman, Executive Director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, as she dives into this dramatic moment in Jewish and Israeli history. Providing highlights from the internationally known exhibit, Gelman will explore the events that led up to the capture and subsequent trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the masterminds behind the Nazi death camps. The presentation features never event begins at 7:00 p.m. at AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, 1951 North Honore Ave., Sarasota. Please call 941.757.8520 to reserve your spot. 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 Morning MinyanJoin us for an egalitarian daily morning Minyan Sundays through Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Experience community, observe a loved ones Yahrzeit, and start your day in meditative, contemplative, value-setting prayer. Each Wednesday, join us after participating in the Minyan for a delightful SUNDAY, JULY 1 Talmud ClassesExplore the Talmud and its laws in its original text. No prior knowledge of the Talmud or Hebrew is necessary. These free classes take place on Mondays, July 2, 9,16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Optional book fee: $45. For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at 941.752.3030 or rabbi@ chabadofbradenton.com. MONDAY, JULY 2 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 pattern well supply the yarn and great company! The group meets at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information, email Susan Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. TUESDAY, JULY 3 July 4th Family BarbecueLooking for something to do on July 4th? Join Camp Gan Israel SRQ for a family barbecue at noon at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. Enjoy delicious food and a short presentation by campers sharing their camp spirit. Open to the entire community. The cost is $5 per person, and the sponsorship of Arthur & Sheila Fox makes this event free for campers and their families. Advance reservations are necessary. To RSVP or for more information, call 941.925.0770. 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17 July 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS 404-263-2967 404-263-2967 404-263-2967 Member : ANA, NGC & PCGS THE DUSTY COIN, LLC r Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service Sinais Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Worship Service and hear the Bruno Family Musicians as they join Chazzan for an uplifting service with a variety of traditional, Israeli, Sephardic and Chassidic melodies. Welcome reception at 5:15 p.m. Following the service join us for a special and delicious dairy potluck and snow cone dinner sponsored by the Membership Committee. Temple Sinai is located at 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). For FRIDAY, JULY 6Temple Beth El Choir Celebrates Independence DayJoin the temple family as we welcome Shabbat with a special evening of song celebrating Independence Day. The choir will lead you in songs written by many Jewish composers like George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. It is an evening of song and prayer as we celebrate the freedom we enjoy living in America. Free and open to the community, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, 5150 Peridia Blvd. East, Bradenton. For more information and directions, please call 941.755.4900 or visit www.templebethelbradenton.com. Youth HavurahYouth Havurah is an age-appropriate Shabbat service for students in grades 3-7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, preparing our youth for a life of Judaism. Join us on Saturdays, July 7 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. For more information, contact SATURDAY, JULY 7 July Summer Camp Begins at Temple Emanu-ElIn a clean, safe, loving and nurturing Jewish environment, preschool-age campers will enjoy fun themes like Bugs, Little Chefs and Science Spectacular; crafts, cooking, singing and art; indoor and outdoor play; and several surprise visitors! Campers will also enjoy water days, lots of storytime, and pizza lunches and Shabbat celebrations every Friday with Temple Emanu-Els wonderful rabbis. The camp is located at the Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center of Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For the schedule and tuition information, please call Elaine Sharrock at 941.377.8074. MONDAY, JULY 9Love of Learning Summer Camp: Science ProjectsThis is one of six activity and academic summer camps for ages 6-13 with individualized instruction by Beverly Newman, who holds a doctorate in education and child psychology and is also an author and artist. Students will create their own science projects and experiments, learning the sciencamp will instill in each child a lifelong love of learning about science at July 9-13, at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $100 per student. Healthy kosher foods included. To register, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239.Summer Parent and Me Classes at Temple Emanu-ElFamilies with newborns and tots are warmly invited to make connections, build friendships, and engage in Jewish time together at Parent and Me classes at the Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center of Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. The summer session continues on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. throughout the month. Make new friends, share parenting ment, storytime, circle time and more in a nurturing, Jewish environment. For registration and pricing information, contact facilitator Evie Shen-Tal at email@example.com. Mah JonggAll are welcome to join in our weekly game of Mah Jongg. Bring your friends, meet new friends and have a great time! Snacks are provided. Games take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Temple Beth Sholom, Multi-Purpose Room, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Cost: $2 for TBS members; $3 for nonmembers. New participants are always welcome. We meet all summer, and lessons are provided TUESDAY, JULY 10 Send your Jewish Happenings to firstname.lastname@example.org Friendly but serious game! Do you play??? Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish JERUSALEM ROOM, FEDERATION CAMPUS 582 MCINTOSH ROAD $5 pie.Contact Marilyn Oslander941.email@example.com EDERATION C AMPUS Contact Marilyn Oslander Seasoned Bridge... Anyone? The Bridge Group meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. For more information, call Bob Satnickat 941.538.3739 Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish Jerusalem Room, Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road) $5 pie. Friendly but serious game!Contact Marilyn Oslander 941.951.2029 firstname.lastname@example.org
18 July 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS 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 for some reason, this class is for you! Classes meet from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, July 11 and 18 at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle 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, JULY 11Temple Emanu-El Lunch with the RabbiAre you looking for a great lunch date? Join Rabbi Michael Shefrin and friendly, interesting companions for lunch, socializing and discussion of current events and subjects of Jewish interest! All are invited to this popular, stimulating and enjoyable program. Attendees are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch and are also welcome to bring a newspaper article for event begins at noon at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road. For more Free Admission to The Florida Holocaust MuseumThe Florida Holocaust Museum invites the community to visit the Museum free of charge all day on Thursday, July 12. This is an opportunity to view the blockbuster exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of and trial of a Nazi war criminal. This exhibition is on display and open to the public through Sunday, July 15. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:00 p.m.) and is located at 55 5th St. S., St. Petersburg. For more information, contact Kristen Wright at 727.820.0100 x242 or email@example.com. THURSDAY, JULY 12 Shabbat ShaboomParents and their infants through grade 2 are encouraged to join Melissa Werbow for Shabbat Shaboom on Saturdays, July 14 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Temple Beth Sholom (1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota) to play, learn and grow. Snack provided. For more informaSATURDAY, JULY 14 For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. Read the current and previous editions of The Jewish News online at www.jfedsrq.org. Give to LIFE & LEGACYA program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, LIFE & LEGACYs mission is to support the future of our Jewish community for genera tions to come. Whatever you cherish most about Jewish lifelearning, community, worship, caring for those in need or social justice, by leaving a legacy you ensure that the things you value are sustained for future generations.HOW WILL YOU ASSURE JEWIS H TOMORROWS?To discuss creating your Jewish legacy, contact LIFE & LEGACY director:Gisele Pintchuck 941.706.0029 or firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE Klingenstein Jewish Center | 580 McIntosh Rd. | Sarasota, FL 34232 | JFEDSRQ.org Please consider making a legacy gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy to our LIFE & LEGACY Partners. Trivia Night at Temple Emanu-ElTemple Emanu-El Brotherhood and Sisterhood are delighted to host this second annual summer trivia night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. All are invited to a festive and fun evening of delicious food, good-natured competition, and socializing with old and new friends. Well enjoy pizza, chicken wings, dessert, soda, beer and wine, then rounds of team trivia. The cost is $25 per person, with reservations requested by Tuesday, July 10. Please mail in reservations and payment to Temple Emanu-El Trivia Night, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. For more information, contact Trivia Night co-chair Susan Meisel at susan. email@example.com or 585.797.4189. In Love with Jewish MusicThis program will begin a monthly Jewish music fest inviting musicians to share their love of Jewish music with the community. Musicians are welcome to play their own versions or renditions of traditional Jewish music or to lead the audience in songs. Throughout history, the love of music has uplifted and inspired the Jewish people to survive and thrive in the midst of the worst of humanity. Jewish music must be passed on to future generations through community gatherings! Join us at 4:00 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: no charge for musicians; $10 suggested donation per adult; $5 per student; healthy foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. SUNDAY, JULY 15 Love of Learning Summer Camp: Holocaust EducationThis is one of six activity and academic summer camps for ages 6-13 with individualized instruction by Beverly Newman. Students will learn about the Holocaust with age-appropriate materials, including Dr. Newmans books, currently being used in school systems in four states, written at primary, middle school and secondary levels. This camp holds the promise of building a lifelong interest in the Holocaust. Camp takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July16-20, at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $100 per student. Healthy kosher foods included. To register, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. MONDAY, JULY 16
19 July 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class Shabbat Shaboom ELI Talks at Temple Emanu-ElELI Talks are the Jewish version of TED Talks, and they showcase some of the most original, exciting and fascinating elements of Jewish ideas and teaching today. Join Temple Emanu-El Associate Rabbi Michael Shefrin challenging and thought-provoking themes. Together well discuss, share, grapple and be inspired by ELI! Join us at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. This free course concludes on Thursday, 941.371.2788. TUESDAY, JULY 17Sarasota Jewish SinglesSarasota Jewish Singles is an outreach program of Temple Beth Israel to give all Jewish singles in the area the opportunity to meet other men and women who are alone. The group meets once a month for dinner, laughter, and a time to turn acquaintances into lifelong friends. Join us at 5:15 p.m. at Crab & Fin Restaurant, 420 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. To RSVP or for more information, call or text Rosalyn Fleischer at 941.915.6631 or Holocaust Survivors HavurahJoin us from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Aviva Campus Library (1959 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota) for a social time for Holocaust survivors with light refreshments and discussion. This months topic is Songs I Remember from My Childhood. No reservations required. This free event is cosponsored by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, JFCS of the Suncoast, JFCS of the Gulf Coast, and For more information, contact Jan Alston at JFCS of the Suncoast at 941.366.2224 x172 or firstname.lastname@example.org. THURSDAY, JULY 19 What Tisha BAv Means to Every JewThe two most prominent observances of Tisha BAv are recitations of the and a full fast, to commemorate the tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout history on this day. In observance of this grave day of mourning, will be read, accompanied by excellent Tisha BAv videos about this day. Learn what Tisha BAv means to every Jew. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. To break the fast, an Israeli tez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 suggested donation per adult; $5 per student. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. SUNDAY, JULY 22 Love of Learning Summer Camp: Building IsraelThis is one of six activity and academic summer camps for ages 6-13 with individualized instruction by Beverly Newman. Students will explore the history of Israel from its beginnings that brought about the establishment of modern Israel. This camp will instill in your child a deep sense of lifelong commitment to the growth and security of the Jewish homeland. Camp takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July2327, at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $100 per student. Healthy kosher foods included. To register, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. MONDAY, JULY 23A Midsummer Evening of Food and PizzaThe Temple Beth El family invites you to join them at 6:00 p.m. at Scarpinos Family Restaurant, 6152 14th St. West. Enjoy an evening of Monday, July 16 so we can reserve your space at the restaurant. Funny It Doesnt Sound Jewish Summer Workshop ditional Jewish melodies and synagogue music relate to the creation of popular music of stage/screen and classic hits. Chazzan Abramson has a masters degree in sacred music and a degree in theatre. He has appeared classical guitar. Free and open to the community, the workshop begins at 4:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve Weintraub at 941.922.9322. WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Sunday Matinee and Brunch: UprisingWatch this extraordinary movie about the young Jewish heroes and heroines of the Warsaw Ghetto, who risked their entire beings to save lives and show strength beyond measure. This is the truly incomparable story that legends are founded upon, continuing the faith and force of the Jewish people throughout history amidst unfathomable depths of destructiveness. This story cannot be missed by young and old! Enjoy popcorn and a lovely kosher brunch as you witness bravery at its best. Join us at 12:30 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; $25 per family. Healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. SUNDAY, JULY 29 For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. 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20 July 2018 JEWISH INTERESTHa-Kotel The Wall Kzohar Ha-Ivrit Each year at mid-summer, the Jewish world remembers ah bAv (9th of Av). This is a sad date in our calendar, as we are reminded of disastrous events which befell our people throughout history. For example, it was on bAv of the year 587 B.C.E when the First Temple built in the 10thcentury B.C.E by King Solomon in Yerushalayim was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. And, 655 years later, in the year 70 C.E, the Second Temple, which was built by the returnees from the Babylonian exile, was destroyed by according to tradition, also happened on Only a remnant of the Wall built by King Herod in the 1st century B.C.E as a retaining wall to support the western side of the Temple Mount survived the destruction. This section is called literally The Western Wall ( 2), or in short, The Wall. Since is close to the Holy of Holies of the First Temple, it is considered most holy in Jewish tradition. The word Kotel namely, wall, probably entered Hebrew from the Aramaic meaning wall, a loan word from the Akkadian kulallu meaning back side. The word appears only once in the Bible in the form of meaning our wall (Song of Songs 2:16). Usually, the word for wall in the Bible is kir, which appears 74 times in several forms. In Rabbinic literature, the word kotel is preferred namely the. It becomes clear that, in Jewish tradition, is not any wall, but the Western Wall, in known also poetically as literally The Wall of Tears, which is at the center of Jewish tradition. Even though the Kotel is the holiest place in Jewish tradition, there were times in history when Jews were not allowed to visit the Kotels compound. During the years of the Christian control of for example, Jewish presence and prayers were forbidden here. And, in recent history, under Islamic rule, the Jordanians refused Jews entry to the Kotel compound, and the area was neglected and trashed. It should be mentioned that during the Ottoman rule, there were no prohibitions to Jewish presence at the Kotels compound. With the Israeli victory over Jordan in the 1967 war, Kotel returned to Israel. Jews from all over the world are free to come and pray in peace, as remains a symbol of hope and freedom. The word kotel is used in a few clichs and idiomatic phrases. In Rab, literally ears to the wall, alluding to the fact that secrets are bound to be exposed since even the walls have ears to hear them ( Raba 32). Kir and kotel are used interchangeably in the next two clichs. The English talk to the wall, is rendered in Hebrew (or kir ). And the saying to be up against a stone wall is rendered In short, stands not only as a physical witness to the continuous Jewish presence in the Holy Land, but also as a testimony to the spiritual vibrancy of the Hebrew language. In prayer, poetry and daily speech, Kotel is always remembered. Failing to understand failure: The Evian Conference of 1938B etween July 6 and July 15, 1938 80 years ago this month delegates from 32 countries met in Evian, France, to discuss what the options were for accepting refugees from Nazi Germany. Those present were there at the invitation of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The unspoken assumption on the agenda was that the refugees in question were Jews, and they mentioned by name at the conference. Roosevelts invitation emphasized that the countries attending were not expected to depart from their existing immigration regulations. action on behalf of the refugees was proposed only that the deliberations should continue and that a subsequent meeting should take place in London. Only an exchange of information took place at Evian. Contrary to what has become post-Holocaust popular wisdom, the delegates did not meet to open doors for refugee Jews, or force certain countries to ease their restrictions, or save Jews from the Holocaust. In 1938 there was no Holocaust from which Jews needed saving yet. Roosevelts initiative in calling the meeting was not intended to compromise the existing policy of any country. A careful analysis of his invitation rewith the refugee problem or the calling of the conference, and no country would be required to amend its current immigration laws to accommodate the refugees. The conference was dominated by three men: Myron Taylor from the United States, Edward Turnour (Lord Winterton) from Britain, and Henry Brenger from France. Each stated that their country was not prepared to do anything that would expand Jewish refugee immigration. The United States would not commit to any expansion of its immigration quotas (which included refugees), only a merging of the existing German and Austrian allocations. Britain said it would not attend if there was any mention of Palestine or the colonial Empire, and the French argued that since 1918 France had taken in more aliens than any other European country and was now saturated. This gave a lead to all the other countries, as they, too, lined up to make their presentations. The Europeans expressed hesitation over the possibility of supplanting the League of Nations High Commission on Refugees; hoped that the United States and other countries outside Europe would accept a greater share of the burden; and stated that they would only accept refugees for temporary asylum in a short-term transit capacity. The largest group of states, the countries of Latin America, recognized that the refugee crisis was a humanitarian disaster, but expressed a preference for farmers over urban-dwelling professionals and intellectuals. They held, moreover, that the U.S. and the European nations should pick up the slack in solving the refugee issue. The self-governing British Dominions informed the conference that they had no interest in resolving the refugee problem. Canada only wanted farmers; New Zealand did not want foreigners; South Africa, though invited, did not attend; Ireland, which had not been invited but went anyway, declared that it was not an immigrant-receiving country; and the Australian position, expressed by the Minister for Trade and Customs, Sir Thomas White, was that as we have no real racial problems, we are not desirous of importing one by encouraging any scheme of large-scale foreign migration. While many spoke of a refugee crisis, the various nations formed policies in accordance with their existing priorities. Every country in the world formulated and administered an immigration policy not a rescue-fromthe-Holocaust policy. No one holding major state, envisaged the Holocaust that would emerge within eighteen months of the outbreak of war. be asked: Would the Evian Conference that would follow? The best answer is only perhaps. Evian could have acted as an occasion for caring administrations to voluntarily announce that they would agree to an increase in their refugee or immigration intakes. However, questions of realpolitik racial and population preferences, anti-Semitism, economic priorities and other factors led to a collective rejection of any liberalization in favor of Nazi Germanys unwanted Jews. No other outcome was ever likely at this meeting, and the hopes of many were consequently both misplaced and unrealizable. It is therefore inaccurate to refer to Evian, as many have done, as a failed conference. After all, it lived up to the terms of Roosevelts original invitation, with delegate after delegate lining up to say that their country was doing much for the refugees while at the same time demonstrating that they could do no more and were not prepared to try. The immediate results of the conference amounted to nothing of any lasting worth, which was exactly what was anticipated. The assembled countries used the opportunity presented to look good, but the refugees got nothing for it. It is perhaps no coincidence that the word Evian, when spelled backwards reads nave. For that is precisely what the conference was: a cynical erwise unhelpful policies globally. If there was any failure, it was a failure of imagination not only on the part of the countries attending, but also of those hoping that some other outcome would be possible. 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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? Opening Friday, June 29, is Silver Lake style. Sam ( 34) lives in the L.A. neighborhood called Silver Lake. Sams life isnt going that well and things get really weird when he sees a young woman frolicking in his apartments swimming pool. She mysteriously disappears and Sam what happened to her. Like in the 1940s noirs, he has to plumb the depths of scandal and conspiracy. The supporting cast includes 30 ( Girls), the daughter of famous playwright just won the Tony for lead actor in a play ( ) and got a best actor Oscar nomination for Ridge (2017). Much lighter is It features Marvel heroes with the incredible ability to shrink. 49, who starred in the 2015 reprises that title role a co-starring role as the Wasp in the plot has Ant-Man (AKA Scott Lang) torn between his new role as a husband and father and the call of duty when the Wasp says she really, really needs his help. (Opens Friday, July 6) Comedian 63, hosts the new Nat Geo Wild series body Feed Phil is at least in the same league as Bourdains shows. It is a witty and interesting look at the cultures and food of the worldwide places Rosenthal visits. The shows complete second season starts streaming on Friday, July 6. Rosenthal, 58, was the co-creator of the mega-hit Everybody Loves He has been married since 1990 to 55, who played Amy, the wife of Raymonds policeman brother in a documentary about the life of actress and inventor a limited theatrical opening last year. Few persons under 50 have even heard of Lamarr, but in her heyday, circa 1940, she was a big Hollywood star and was widely considered the most beautiful actress alive. In the last 25 years, another side of the actress has become known her talent for invention. similated Viennese Jews, led an extraordinary, improbable life, and that worth your time. Via interviews with her three children, and many others (including 91), a full portrait of Lamarr emerges. But, be warned, it isnt a happy story. Early on, Lamarr was interested in science, but that wasnt, then, a viable career path for women. Her beauty led her into an acting career in European She sometimes had great courage. On were inconvenient, like her Jewish background, her one adopted child and on her most famous invention: a way to make radio-controlled torpedoes invulnerable to jamming by Nazi subs. 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22 July 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldWhat happens when bullies grow up and move to senior living in a devastating tale of friendship and tragedy The Jewish News S earing in its beauty, devastating in its emotional power, and dazzling in its insights, Rothmanlike nothing youve ever read. If Im wrong, youve been luckier than I have. His particular vision of todays Israel, told through the convention of a coming-of-age story, will break your heart. Has this author named himself, or has he grown into his name? After the hyphen, the name translates (from Hebrew) into memoGod is my teacher. There is something in a name. The books protagonist and narrator, Jonathan, has returned to Israel in his late teens. He looks forward to joining the Israel Defense Forces, in part to His life undergoes a radical change after he meets and becomes intimate with Laith and Nimreen a dynamic ArabIsraeli brother and sister, twins with whom he shares his deepest thoughts. The three are inseparable. Their closemaking of Jewish-Arab relationships. Indeed, for the remaking of Israel, almost by osmosis, as a peaceful, conational state. Can you love and admire people so borhoods, not only in terms of physical characteristics but also through capturing the cultural and atmospheric dimensions. As an author/narrator, he always seems to be on familiar ground. One wonders to what degree the novel is rooted in direct, if transformed, experience. whelming sense of sadness that haunts the novel grows out of the ecstasy of expectations. Jonathan and Nimreen are lovers whose circumstances thwart a fruition. Readers will wonder what hope there is for the productive sharing of Palestine/Israel. As young as they are, Jonathan and his dear friends carry the It weighs them down. It might weigh all of Israel down forever. If the title had not already been taken by Daniel Gordiss If a Place (2002), Moriel Rothman-Zechers novel could well be thought of in terms of that forlorn phrase. by Moriel Rothman-Zecher. Atria Books. 288 pages. Hardcover $26.00. be overcome? Will the world you live in allow this to happen? The closer Jonathan comes to his induction date, the more his various strands of identity are stressed. How can he become a soldier who will be at war with his dear friends people? How can he become an agent in their disgrace and humiliation? For all of their ease with the Israeli brand of western culture, Laith and Nimreen are, at a deep level, strangers. This is true even though they are the children of Jonathans mothers friend. The story, told by Jonathan, is presented as if he is addressing Laith. Sometimes it seems as if he is rehearsing or imagining the conversation; at other times, it seems as if it is happening. Sometimes its as if hes addressing a person who is dead. There is almost nothing of Laith responding, yet there are other scenes in which these friends are engaged in three-way conversations that are amazingly revealing. Jonathan waivers somewhat before fully committing to his required military duty. And he waivers again when pressed into putting down a potentially dangerous demonstration. In the aftermath of the skirmish, Jonathan is imprisoned by his superiors. The novel sings out in the distinctive voices of Rothman-Zechers characters, in their almost palpable presence, and in their hopes and hesiOne is left hoping for miracles. Is one out there? Jonathan met Laith and Nimreen in the last years of high school. What if they had met much earlier? What if they, and other Israeli Arab and Jewish children, had gone through school together from the beginning, sharing the process of growing up? What if schools with such an integrated population became the focal point of communities? well on its way to changing the educational and cultural landscape. It is called Hand in Hand. The Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel is not a miracle. It is hard work. But it offers a situation in which Jewish and Arab children attend school together on a daily basis, learning each others language, sharing stories, facing DQG\003RYHUFRPLQJ\003GLru\003HUHQFHV\017\003JURZLQJ\003 up together with committed parents that dooms other initiatives. Perhaps the tragic vision of intentionally or not, points in that direction. Meanwhile, I have only praise for this poetic, distressingly original book. 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In fact, the United Nations ganization (UNESCO) has adopted when they say, A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, himself or herself. Dr. Dan Olweus, a psychologist ly/victim research, is responsible for lem when he explains that bullying is an aggressive pattern of behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions that repeats over time and involves a balance of power or strength. Experts agree and note that bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Just ask Associated Press reporter Matt Sedensky, whose recent article, Senior Centers Grapple with Bullying Issues, received national attention. In the article, Sedensky interviews Robin Bonifas, a social work professor and author of the book Dr. Bonifas cites seniors encounters bullying, and attriunique to getting older. Because the elderly see their independence and sense of control disappearing, for some, becoming a bully can feel like regaining some of that lost power. Sedensky spoke to Pamela Countouris, a consultant whose Pittsburghto combat senior bullying. Countouris emphasizes that most senior bullying isnt physical but rather involves name-calling, rumors and exclusion, and that women constitute the bulk of the bullies. Selmas friend, Betty found this closed details of her experience, she said, It started in the dining room. Some of the ladies would glare at me and whisper. Even if they had an open seat, they didnt want me at their table. When I asked, one woman told me they my waist-length braid. Another lady said that I wasnt right for their group. Others whispered Leftover Hippy whenever Id pass by. Then they spread this gossip around to others. Finally, I felt unwelcome everywhere. A Google search nets nearly 100 websites, blogs, articles and even YouTube testimonials describing bullying senior centers and residences can do about it. One senior community in Calinstitute on aging and together they developed an anti-bullying program designed for senior citizens in resident facilities. Another community invited local rabbis, priests, ministers and chaplains to address bullying from a faith-based perspective. One chaplain cited Rabbi Elijah Dressler, who writes, From the perspective of Jewish ethics, passivity in the face of wrongdoing is almost as bad as committing the wrong. Jewish tradition emphasizes that beyond helping someone deal with a problem like bullying, we are ethically bound to view another persons problem as if it were our own. Selma did just that for Betty. If we observe bullying among seniors, we can do the same. For ten years Rabbi Barbara Aiello in a devastating tale of friendship and tragedyOne is left hoping for miracles. Is one out there? Jonathan met Laith and Nimreen in the last years of high school. What if they had met much earlier? What if they, and other Israeli Arab and Jewish children, had gone through school together from the beginning, sharing the process of growing up? What if schools with such an integrated population became the focal point of communities? well on its way to changing the educational and cultural landscape. It is called Hand in Hand. The Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel is not a miracle. It is hard work. But it offers a situation in which Jewish and Arab children attend school together on a daily basis, learning each others language, sharing stories, facing up together with committed parents that dooms other initiatives. Perhaps the tragic vision of intentionally or not, points in that direction. Meanwhile, I have only praise for this poetic, distressingly original book. 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24 July 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD 10 breakthrough health techs emerging from IsraelISRAEL21c takes a look at some of the brightest and best new health startups on show at the recent MIXiii-Biomed conference. Your New Best Friend is Waiting!We are open: Weekdays 11-7 Weekends 11-5 2542 17th St Sarasota, FL 34234 941-366-2404 www.catdepot.org 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 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 AREEDUCATION. HATE GROUPS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA 66 What are we doing about it?For more information contact Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org I f theres one conference every year that is guaranteed to highlight fascinating new health innovations, its Israels MIXiii-Biomed, held last week in Tel Aviv. This annual three-day life-science and biomed conference has been running for 17 years and attracts around 6,000 healthcare professionals, investors, engineers and scientists, including more than 1,000 attendees from over 45 countries, who come to learn about the newest developments in biotech, digital health and medical devices emerging from Israel. The event at the David InterContinental Hotel featured an exhibition sponsored by the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) showcasing 45 startups developing healthcare products in anything from medical devices to nanotech, biomed and drug-delivery systems. For the second year in a row, 10 of the companies taking part in this exhibition were invited to enter the IIAs Biomed Startup of the Year competition. Finalists were chosen by a panel including Ami Appelbaum, chairman of the IIA and chief scientist of the Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry; Anya Eldan, vice president of the IIAs startup division; and Karin Mayer Rubinstein, CEO and President of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI). The winners, announced on Thursday last week, were CorNeat Vision, nea; and PixCell Medical, which is developing a bedside blood-count device. The 10 companies that participated were a remarkable variety of what the Israeli life-science industry has to They all presented impressive innovative technologies, and choosing the best one was not an easy task. From cellular biology to space technology, we were presented with the best startups in Israels life-science industry. The winning companies exemplify differentiated technology and solid global strategy, serving as a beacon of excellence for the well-being of humanity. Here we take a more in-depth look at the 10 Israeli startups chosen as the best of the year. CorNeat Vision was one of the joint winners of the startup competition at Biomed, and for good reason the technology is just so cool. The company is from diseases of the cornea. The early-stage technology is a patented synthetic cornea that uses advanced cell technology to integrate lar tissue. It can be transplanted in a simple 30-minute surgery, according to the company. Raanana-based CorNeat plans to move to human implantations sometime this year, and to begin clinical trials in the U.S. According to the World Health Organization, diseases of the cornea are the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataracts. As many as 30 million people are affected, with around two million new cases each year. Unlike previous devices, which attempt to integrate optics into the native cornea, CorNeats implant leverages a virtual space under the conjunctiva quickly and provides robust long-term integration, said CorNeat CEO and VP R&D Almog Aley-Raz. PixCell Medical is the second winner of this years Biomed startup competition. The company is developing a breakthrough low-cost portable hematology analyzer that performs a complete blood count (CBC) at the point of care. With just a tiny drop of blood, PixCells HemoScreen can analyze 20 standard CBC parameters, including blood cell types, and identify anomalous cells and hemoglobin levels, in HemoScreen relies on a new miachieved using machine-learning and machine-vision algorithms superior to present methods. Swiss-Israeli SpacePharma will democratize the process of doing experiments in space, according to Guy Samburski, the companys head of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies. enable commercial companies to carry out experiments in space, but its too slow and expensive. SpacePharma makes the same science available to everyone universities, pharma companies at a much, much cheaper price, he tells ISRAEL21c. Experimenting in microgravity is an essential tool for many pharma and research companies today. Taking gravphysics and removes many obstacles to bacteria growth and stem-cell research. Already companies like Merck, Procter & Gamble and Eli Lilly have conducted tests on the International Space Station over the last decade. However, these experiments are hugely expensive and have to be extremely well vetted because they need to be carried out by the astronauts themselves. SpacePharma creates minilabs that can be rented for up to six months of orbital research. These minilabs about the size of a milk carton can include a number of experiments that can be carried out remotely from Israel, reducing costs drastically. All an astronaut has to do is turn it on. Since all experiments are done remotely, the minilabs can be docked on the International Space Station or atcontinued on next page
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SpacePharma makes the same science available to everyone universities, pharma companies at a much, much cheaper price, he tells ISRAEL21c. Experimenting in microgravity is an essential tool for many pharma and research companies today. Taking gravphysics and removes many obstacles to bacteria growth and stem-cell research. Already companies like Merck, Procter & Gamble and Eli Lilly have conducted tests on the International Space Station over the last decade. However, these experiments are hugely expensive and have to be extremely well vetted because they need to be carried out by the astronauts themselves. SpacePharma creates minilabs that can be rented for up to six months of orbital research. These minilabs about the size of a milk carton can include a number of experiments that can be carried out remotely from Israel, reducing costs drastically. All an astronaut has to do is turn it on. Since all experiments are done remotely, the minilabs can be docked on the International Space Station or atcontinued on next page ISRAEL21c...continued from previous page tached to private satellites. SpacePharma was founded by Yossi Yamin, a former commander of the Israel Defense Forces satellite unit, and has already carried out two rounds petitors are now beginning to emerge, Samburski says SpacePharma, which is headquartered in Switzerland with R&D in Herzliya, is two to three years ahead. Two-and-a-half-year-old NovaSight has developed a technology based on eyetracking to help children with vision is a system called EyeSwift, which it claims can revolutionize diagnosis of strabismus a misalignment of the and reading disorders. Strabismus is treated by corrective surgery, but its success is dependent on the accuracy of the misalignment measurement until now a laborious, inaccurate, manual process that has not changed for decades. EyeSwift uses eye-tracking technology as well as self-designed active glasses to diagnose visual disorders quickly and reliably while patients watch a short animated video. The system has already received CE approval. NovaSight, which is based in Airport City in Israel, has also developed another product called CureSight to treat amblyopia (lazy eye) and CI. When you have lazy eye the gold standard treatment is a patch covering the good eye, Liran Adlin, the companys marketing manager, tells ISRAEL21c. This can be a great source of embarrassment for children, however, and theres only about 50% compliance, which isnt good. With our device, children can instead watch videos while we process the content in real time recording the momentary direction of the eyes, two or three times a week, and this trains the eye. Alpha particles are considered a powerful tool against cancer because they can damage the DNA of a tumor cell regardless of the level of oxygenation or the cell cycle stage, but their downside is a short range. Israeli startup Alpha Tau Medical believes its potent alpha radiotherapy technology provides the answer. Emitters Radiation Therapy), developed in 2003 by Itzhak Kelson and Yona Keisara from Tel Aviv University, is based on a radioactive seed that can be injected into a solid tumor. As the seed decays it releases atoms that emit high-energy alpha particles that destroy tumor tissue. Preclinical trials have found the technology to be safe for various indications, including tumors considered resistant to standard radiotherapy. The company, led by CEO and Chairman Uzi Sofer, is now carrying out clinical trials in Israel and Italy and plans further trials around the world. Herzliya startup Neurosteer has developed a small wearable sensor for monitoring brain activity in people with neurological disorders, and providing high-quality neurological data. The sticker-sized sensor can be used for a wide range of medical, wellness and lifestyle applications, and combines advanced neuroscience and proprietary machine learning to capture brain activity, interpret brain dynamics, and detect emotions, neurological states, engagement, attention and intent in real time. The sensor can be used in the hospital, in rehab and at home. It can also be used to monitor patients undergoing psychiatric clinical trials. Tel Avivs Brainvivo develops MRIbased software that enhances MRI resolution for early detection, monitoring and treatment of neurodegenerative brain disorders. The companys software overcomes the MRI resolution limitation by tracking the movement of water molecules within brain tissues, and providing MRI data that allows the diameter and layers of the brain cortex. The company was cofounded by Assaf Horowitz and Prof. Yaniv Assaf from Tel Aviv University. TempraMed develops small, hasslefree cooling products for keeping sensitive injectable medications like insulin, for the treatment of diabetes, at the proper temperature. The company, which has been working in stealth mode for some years, has developed a series of products including replaceable caps lined with a space-grade thermal insulation als. It is now working on a similar product for EpiPens, which are designed for treating allergies. TempraMed was founded by Israeli Ron Nagar, who has worked in the whose father has Type 2 diabetes. motor function of their digestive system, leading to malnutrition and a higher risk of infection. Its a phenomenon common in critically ill patients, as well as neurological, surgical, geriatric and neonatal patients. A severely limited ability to eat detrimentally Founded in 2011, Tel Avivs EMotion Medical has developed a unique technology that it claims can deliver stimulation to the esophagus, generating contractions, restoring esophageal and digestive motor function, reducing infectious complications, and improving survival and physical function. Patients who have undergone gastric weight-loss surgery have to alter their eating behavior radically in order to sustain their lower weight. For many, to complications, weight gain and new operations. Israeli startup BarimOte hopes to improve those odds with a new eating behavior monitoring and training technology, which it claims can enhance the success rate of weight-loss surgery. The companys patented technoloreal-time analysis of eating behavior patterns, remote e-monitoring to caregivers, and even caloric intake at every meal. 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26 July 2018 wonderful city of Jerusalem. This day will always be remembered as the day the United States proclaimed its acknowledgment that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. This reality links Jerusalem with every capital city in the world. It proclaims what the government and the citizens of Israel have proclaimed for 70 years. The Arab world may protest this action, but it can no longer deny the fact that Jerusalem is indeed Israels capital. In the years ahead, we will see more countries follow the lead of the United States. Every country has the right to name the city that is its capital. Israel and the United States have said Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. May such be true today, tomorrow and forever. ing chair of the Robert and Esther COMMENTARYcontinued on next page Israel and its capital I have watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak at the United Nations about his country and its quest for peace. I have watched the prime minister speak to the Congress of the United States warning about the threat of Iran to Israel and the world. At these times he was serious, deeply worried and spoke in a solemn but urgent manner. prime minister speak to an audiat the dedication of the U.S. Embassy, now located in the city of Jerusalem the capital of the State of Israel. At this occasion, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with the broadest smile I have ever seen on his face. His message was one of gratitude to the United States and to President Trump, and a statement of the reality of Jerusalem as Israels capital. Netanyahu stated, Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for the past 3,000 years. It has been the capital of our state for the past 70 years. It will remain our capital for all time. This ceremony recognized the fact that capital cities of countries are determined by the government of the countries and not by outsiders or governments other than the country in question. Naftali Bennett, Israels Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora this reality. There is no country whose capital is questioned by the world, and Israel should not suffer from such discrimination, he said. The countries of Guatemala and Paraguay agree with this statement and plan to move their embassies to Jerusalem in the near future. May 14 was a historic day for Israel, for all its citizens and for the CAMERA op-ed: Heres why the media got the Gaza violence wrongW estern journalists covering are in need of an intervention. Many of them have spent the last several weeks regurgitating claims by Hamas, confusing terrorists with protesters. In so doing, theyve helped the U.S.-designated terror group in its attempt to delegitimize and destroy the Jewish state. And they shouldve known better. Since late March 2018, Hamas has been sending terrorists interspersed with unarmed civilians serving as human shields to try and breach the Israel-Gaza border. Hamas has dubbed this long operation whose participants have included members of U.S.-designated terror groups like Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) the Great Return March. The own people by placing Israel in a nowin situation. If terror operatives are able to cross the border, violating Israels sovereignty and endangering its citizens, its a win. If Israel defends itself and Gazans die in the process itll garner condemnation from self-styled human rights arbitrators, fueled by a gullible media. Matti Friedman, a former IDF soldier and AP journalist, recently observed that Hamas knows that, The press could be trusted to present dead human beings not as victims of the terrorist group that controls their lives, or an unwarranted Israeli slaughter. And Hamas has pulled out all the stops to put on a grotesque show: paying and busing in demonstrators and bringing children and the disabled to the border in the hopes that they catch an errant bullet. Indeed, the group has even burned tires and used mirrors to obscure the vision of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) snipers who are seeking hiding among the civilians. On May 14, as many as 62 Gazans were killed on the border, prompting front-page headlines by and others all repeating claims provided by the Hamas-run Health Ministry about protesters killed and indiscriminate and excessive use of force. Some, such as uncritically repeated claims by anti-Israel U.N. onstrators were largely unarmed. Many pundits contrasted the bloodshed in Gaza with the ceremonies on the same day for the dedication of the newly moved U.S. embassy in Jerusalem some even claiming that the embassy move was responsible for the violence. Two days later, Salah Bardawil, a news outlet Baladna TV that Fifty of the martyrs were from Hamas, and the other 12 were regular people. He addIn short, the overwhelming majority of the protesters killed were, in fact, terrorists. And the media had every reason to expect that this would be the case. On April 26, the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center published a report showing that of the Palestinians killed up to that point in the Great Return March, 32 or eighty percent were linked to terrorist groups Indeed, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), mitted to Al-Jazeera on May 13 that the group was deceiving the public when it claimed that the March was one of peaceful resistance. It was, he proudly said, a clear terminological deception. Nonetheless, many journalists, including those at , NPR and others, continued to refer to the dead as protesters and omitted or minimized evidence that the march was a Hamas-run propaganda ploy. In short: they ignored who Hamas is and has always been. Hamas has always targeted Israeli civilians and employed Palestinian human shields a double war crime. 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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 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. 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28 July 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTHTemple Emanu-El Pressing the pause button Education Corner I n the fall, families with young children are scrambling with the start of the new school year getting school supplies and shuttling the children around to all the new afterschool activities and enrichments. The High Holy Days are ushered in, as well, with the many family gatherings and celebrations. It is a very busy time of year! Next, winter brings another round of activities including the festive eight days of Chanukah and the hustle and bustle of the season. Families plan for the winter break from school with trips and mini-camps to occupy their childrens days. It is another busy and hectic season. Spring brings a renewal, and, along with it, the holidays of Purim and Passover and several more to observe. The school year begins to draw to a close. The very full calendar of graduation days and weekends with gatherings to attend. And sprinkled into all of this is the question that so many families begin to ponder, What will we do this summer with the kids? So many people feel pressure to book BIG trips and cram as much as they can during their Instead of viewing the summer with more rushing around and racing about, lets press the pause button. Rather than overbook ourselves and our children with huge trips and highpossible moment with some awesome experience, lets remember the small moments of relationship building. The interactions and conversations among the children and parents (and grandparents) can be the highlights that create the most memorable and long-lasting moments. Giving our children our undivided attention is what builds self-coninteractive time as their most dear. It teaches important life skills like the art of conversation, respect, sharing and patience. Families can create murals together, put together puzzles, play hide-and-seek and so much more. Peer interaction is another beautiful way to enjoy a slower pace of the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, like the song by Nat King Cole says. A laidback day with friends or a playdate at a park, beach or at home in the backyard is a free-of-cost day to relate to friends and to use your imagination to explore through play, to make connections, and to further learn about sharing and taking turns all through a no-pressure environment. Taking the time to enjoy the slower pace of the summer season, giving our little ones our full attention, and enjoying the everyday routines will allow the whole family to take a timeout! SRQUSY updateOn Sunday, May 6, Sarasota USY (SRQUSY) met and held elections for the 2018-2019 chapter board. Since each candidate ran unopposed, everyone was excitedly elected to their desired positions. Alex Hanan, a senior at Riverview High School, will serve as President; Sadie Vitkus, a senior at Pine View, will serve as Executive Vice President; 10th grader Melanie Green was elected as SATO (Social Action and Tikkun Olam) Vice President; 9th grader Michela Hazan was elected as our Freshmen Representative; and 9th grader Jordyn Saltzberg was elected as Membership/Kadima Vice President. We are looking forward to an amazing year of new and exciting events and have already started planning the schedule. It is very exciting are new to USY this year, so we are eager to have fresh ideas brought to the table. We always welcome new members to join our chapter, and encourage participation from all Jewish teens in Its a great place for those who want to be more in touch with Judaism while meeting other Jewish teens not only in the community, but also throughout the country. Our chapter is very active on the Regional and International levels and we are looking forward to attending several upcoming conventions and other events this year. All interested teens should reach out to me or any board member for more information or for answers to any questions. Come out and join the fun. We cant wait to see what this year holds! The hearts of Temple Emanu-El members were as full as the bimah as 13 wonderful students participated in a Shabbat service of 18. Greeted by Vice President of Education Wendy Wicks and accompanied by Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Associate Rabbi Michael Shefrin, sanctuary as congregants stood in welcome. Each student participated meaningfully in the service, with Matthew gard, Natalie Mount, Rebekah Steinbach and Cassidy Jones beautifully leading prayers and readings; Emma Katz, Rebecca Kleinberg and Rebekah Spiegelman chanting perfectly from the Torah; and Leo Glickman, Brett McDowall, Aiden Pearson and Cooper Zion inspiring worshippers with outstanding sermons. Also participating in the service by rector of Education Sabrina Silverberg, Religious School Assistant Beth Steiner, youth group advisor Alex Zalkin, and beloved teacher Sandy Ainbinder. The moving ceremony concluded ing their Jewish commitment, and the entire class symbolically accepting presented with shofars and mezuzot as gifts from Temple Emanu-El and Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood and Sisterhood, and in turn presented a beautiful Havdalah set as a gift to the congregation. These young adults are full of love for everyone, said Sandy Ainbinder, as kindergarteners and who continues to be an active, loving presence in their lives. They are all amazing. The future of our Jewish community and our world community is in very capable hands. I am so proud to know them. For more information about Templease call 941.378.5567. Chabad of Sarasotas Kaplan Preschool is extending its school hours for the 2018-19 school year from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an option for an extended day until 5:30 p.m. The preschool provides quality programming for children ages 2.5 to 5, and integrates Jewish holidays, concepts and Hebrew letters into the daily curriculum. The unwritten curriculum and culture of the school imbue kindness, social skills and appreciation of nature. The Kaplan Preschool is a learnTHE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY For lots of useful stu visit www.jfedsrq.org.
29 July 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Community Days spring Learning on Display focuses on culture Temple Emanu-El Chabad SRQs Kaplan Preschool extends hours LIVE LAUGH CELEBRATE DREAM INSPIRE READ LOVEFor more information, contact Andrea Eiert at firstname.lastname@example.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 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! D Community Day Schools spring Learning on Display program, guests saw amazing projects highlighting visual and performing arts, writing, math and more. From poetry to clay, the students explored every medium as they shared their learning with their families. The kindergartners made movies showing all that they learned about plants and animals. Students in grades one and two presented the live show, Home, Sweet Biome, which told the story of animals that escaped from the zoo and were looking for the right a history puppet show, which engaged them in the study of the Revolutionary War period. The oldest middle schoolers kept with their tradition of the wax museum: in addition to writing a biographical research paper, the students created and acted out a scene in which their historical subjects meet and interact. The preschool program focused on insights the children developed over the second half of the school year, showcasing learning about dinosaurs, bees and other insects, marine life, cooking through the alphabet, and cultures of people around the world. Project-based learning asks students to investigate and solve actual problems and create authentic products that showcase the learning process, said Dan Ceaser, head of school. We also tie in elements of community service so that our students will become lifelong ambassadors for peace, environmental stewardship and social justice. For more about Community Day School, please go to communityday.org or call 941.552.2770. C habad of Sarasotas Kaplan Preschool is extending its school hours for the 2018-19 school year from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an option for an extended day until 5:30 p.m. The preschool provides quality programming for children ages 2.5 to 5, and integrates Jewish holidays, concepts and Hebrew letters into the daily curriculum. The unwritten curriculum and culture of the school imbue kindness, social skills and appreciation of nature. The Kaplan Preschool is a learnthrough-play program, which works closely with each childs learning priorities, fostering social, developmental and academic growth. Afternoon programming includes music, art yoga and challah baking. The preschool has a 4.5 rating from the Look for the Stars program, and we welcome you to visit the school foundation for your childs future. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Sara Steinmetz at email@example.com or 941.925.0770.
30 July 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH presents Gan tzedakah donation to Grace Christi The Gan at Temple Sinais Last-School-Day Program Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets.Visit jfedsrq.org rf T he Gan at Temple Sinai celebrated the last day of school with the youngsters, ages 15 months to 5 years, singing and performing for families and welcoming Shabbat together as a Gan family. After the service the very youngest three classes of Gan members enjoyed an ice cream social and gift exchange in their classrooms. The pre-kindergarten class and families viewed a sentimental video of their children through the years and then had their celebration, a Siyuum, a moving-up ceremony. The Gans Tzedakah Project was to donate to the Racing Dog Rescue fund. Director of Early Childhood Education Laura Freedman presented a check to Grace Christi. The Gan at Temple Sinai inspires children and their families to embrace Jewish values by providing meaningful and authentic Jewish educational experiences in a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment. The Gan fosters love of learning, creativity and wonder, teaching each child to live life in a compassionate Jewish way. This festive Gan graduation day encourages many of the children to continue to attend Temple Sinai throughout the summer at the Kindergarten Readiness Camp. They follow the same theme of adventure every day with the teachers providing an extensive kindergarten readiness program. The teachers enhance the childrens learning by reinforcing those skills needed in kindergarten. The kindergarten readiness helps the youngsters prepare for what the future holds. The warm and nurturing Gan atmosphere provides a basis for Gan members to continue in Temple Sinais Religious School as they mature and grow into responsible Jewish adults. 2019 RELIGIOUS SCHOOLSCHOLARSHIPS Need-based Scholarship Assistance for Sarasota and Manatee County StudentsLet us help make religious school a reality for your child. In the past four years, The Jewish Federation has funded more than $188,805 to assist 488 children to attend religious schools in Sarasota and Manatee Jewish religious school.Apply Online at JFEDSRQ.org/religious-schoolQUESTIONS? Contact Jeremy Lisitza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.343.2113 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JULY 1, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 20,2018 NO EXCEPTIONS 2019 RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS Need-based Scholarship Assistance for Sarasota and Manatee County Students Let us help make religious school a reality for your child. In the past four years, The Jewish Federation has funded more than $188,805 to assist 488 children to attend religious schools in Sarasota and Manatee Jewish religious school. Apply Online at JFEDSRQ.org/religious-school QUESTIONS? Contact Jeremy Lisitza at email@example.com or 941.343.2113 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JULY 1, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 20,2018 NO EXCEPTIONS BOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Learn about all the amazing travel scholarships oered through The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee! This event is free and open to Sarasota-Manatee Jewish high school teens and their families. ATTEND OUR OPEN HOUSE! WHEN: Thursday, August 16 @ 7-8 pm WHERE: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota REGISTER: JFEDSRQ.org/Events INFO: Contact Andrea Eiert at 941.552.6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and its generous donors are committed to providing teen travel scholarships for educational, experiential and exploratory programs. General eligibility requirements for Teen Travel Scholarships vary for each program. For general information on each program, please visit our website at JFEDSRQ.org/Teen-Travel. PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR OPEN HOUSE
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