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NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL PERMIT 167A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25FEDERATION NEWS August 2018 Av/Elul 5778 www.jfedsrq.org Volume 48, Number 8 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 A fond farewell to Sarasotas community shaliach continued on page 2 Celebrating 15 years of creative partnership INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 8 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 22 Jewish Interest 26 Israel & the Jewish World 30 Commentary 31 Focus on Youth 35 Life CycleTemple Sinais Con rmation Class participates in Shavuot Worship Service Israeli residents go public with heartfelt aid to Syrians Stories of LIFE & LEGACYTMStacy and Ben Hanan: A thriving family tree of altruismPAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT DISCLAIMERThis issue of The Jewish News contains a paid political advertisement. The ad does not re ect the views of, or serve as endorsement by, the sta or leadership of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.For the past year, thanks to a grant from and the support of AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, our region made a personal connection with the contemporary Israeli experience. That connection came in the form of Maor Ben-Arie, 28, an enthusiastic young sabra from Rishon LeZion, a city near Tel Aviv. Ben-Arie was invited to serve in Sarasota as a community shaliach. Shlichim are trained by The Jewish Agency for Israel and deployed in Jewish communities and with Jewish organizations around the globe to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge and pride; to bridge the gap between rael; and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals. After serving in the IDF, Ben-Arie studied psychology and education at the Open University of Israel. Since 2012, Ben-Arie has volunteered in educational initiatives for at-risk youth in border communities across Israel. During his time in Sarasota, BenArie spent three days a week working Day School. There, he passed along his fresh, contemporary take on Israeli customs and daily life. Ben-Arie also spent time with participated in its programs, led a bimonthly program at Aviva, met with spoke at area-based synagogues. With each encounter, he engaged the community to connect with Israels history, culture, social issues and diversity. In June, Ben-Arie served as chaperone for the Federations Bo b Malkin Young Ambassador program (BMYA), which culminated in a two-week trip to Israel. Federation Executive Dithat Maor has been a valuable addition to the local Jewish community. Its been wonderful having Maor with us for the past year, says Tevlowitz. nity, especially our local chilour homeland, teaching them about the people, culture and rich history. Maor has made a profound impact on all of us. We are sad to see him go. We recently spoke with Ben-Arie about his experiences in our region. Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. One way it accomplishes this is through its annual outdoor art exhibition consisting of 45 billboard-sized works of art, each accompanied by an inspirational quote. These annual outdoor exhibits, displayed in Sarasotas Bayfront Park, are the heart of a yearround program designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity. Our most recent exhibit, which celebrated our 15th anniversary, ran April 4 through June 1. Yet again, thousands of people answered the call to create art that celebrates the values of diversity, inclusion and respect, with nearly 8,500 entries pouring in from 98 countries. We were honored to enter our 15th year with this outpouring of faith in humanity from the global human family. Our ongoing education initiatives are also crucial to our mission. Presented in partnership with the regional school districts and nationally-recognized educators, these programs impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year. These include annual workshops and institutes providing diversity curricula for educators, free bus transportation for students and teachers to visit area cultural venues, and student docent programs in high schools. With 932 teachers and 39,211 students participating in these programs in 2018 alone, to lead as one of the largest education programs in Southwest Florida. We could not facilitate vital educational programs like these without the Maor Ben-Arie Sarah Wertheimer continued on page 2 3 26 32 PUBLISHED BYTHE LARRY GREENSPON FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE OF SARASOTAMANATEE See more on page 7__ Thanks to BMYA and LEAP donors 12 local students visited Israel last month. 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2 August 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Maor Ben-Arie...continued from page 1 Stacy and Ben Hanan: A thriving family tree of altruism United States. I had an apartment in Aviva. They were great hosts and very kind to me. Pretty much. In Israel, were taught ing here made my brain really get some of the intricacies of the language much better. And my writing skills have dramatically improved. shaliach "\003 I grew up in the Zionist youth movement, and that experience greatly shaped me. It also made me very curious about our Jewish heritage. I felt that getting to know the Jewish community outside of Israel would help me better understand my own Jewish identity. students and teachers! I never heard the word no. They were thrilled that kids could learn about Israel and always made things work. The Weekly Riddle was a great program. Id post a photo of a special place in Israel and kids would guess the name. Then, during every Shabbat service, I would give the answer and share a special Israeli sweet. I did. It was important to various people to make me feel comfortable. I felt safe in malls, shops and other public places. The people at Temple Emanu-El were very enthusiastic about hosting that program, and didnt back down, despite the planned protest of an antiIsrael group. I would like to thank Rabbi Brenner Glickman, Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman and the temples Israel committee for their enduring support and kindness. People were very supportive. I encountered no real anti-Israeli statements here, aside from that protest outside of our LGBT Life in Israel program. It was heartwarming to realize how much people here care about our life in Israel. Many have better knowledge than some Israelis do! It was so much fun to share my love of this wonderful country with them. I watched their eyes light up. I hope they will return there many times to learn more and be enriched. And I hope they will look me up! support of the community especially the generous support we receive from For the past 15 years, the Federation has awarded power our programs. Were honored to participate in this creative enterprise that explores diversity, nurtures educational opportunities, and promotes a vibrant and civically engaged community. The impact of Embracing Our munity we serve has been beyond wonderful. Thanks to the support we receive from the Federation, more educators for their students to experience ways to stand against prejudice, and help make the world a better place. The mission the transformative power of the arts to educate and inspire to create a better world. Were deeply honored that the Federation supports our commitment to creating a vibrant community that is safe and inclusive for all. We invite you to visit Embracing front Park, January 19-March 15. Sarah Wertheimer is the executive dith Lifting Depression & Anxiety Trauma Impact Reduction Eating Disorders Teen/Parent Relationship Building Couples Connection & Reasonable Endings Returning Veteran Transitions Adults Adolescents Individuals Couples Families QUALITY PSYCHOTHERAPY 941.315.8797 CounselingServicesSarasota.comAVerierLMHC@gmail.com Andrea Verier M.A., M.S., LMHCNationally Board Certied, Licensed Mental Health Counselor #4082 1217 S. East Avenue, Suite 209 Sarasota, FL rfnt bbb f rfnrtbrrf brtrfrrrfr rrrffff nrtr frrfrtrbr rf Summertime Summertimerfntb Contact Gisele Pintchuck 941.706.0029 gpintchuck@jfedsrq.orgCo-chairs: Susan Mallitz and Michelle Mallitz 941.371.4546 jfedsrq.orgNancy Spielberg is an accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist. She produced the documentary feature Above and Beyond in 2014 and is currently developing it as a narrative feature film. Spielberg served as consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary Chernobyl Heart, and is executive producer of Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, which aired nationally on PBS, and the documentary Mimi and Dona which was chosen as one of the best TV shows of 2015 by the New York Times. Spielberg grew up surrounded by the film industry, where she worked on her brother Stevens early films. She attended Arizona State University and UCLA and, after moving to New York, studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and the New School in New York. She is founder and co-founder of several charities including A Bid for Charity, Children of Chernobyl, Project Sunshine and the American branch of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. rfntbb bbbbfb bb t 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 Women s 2018 2018 2018 2018 Women s 2018 Women s 2018 Women s Women s 2018 Women s 2018 2018 Women s 2018 Day bbb

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3 August 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Owned and Operated by NRT, LLC Who does the Jewish community turn to for the most trusted service in real estate?Barbara Ackerman 941.780.6045 Ryan Ackerman 941.387.1818 Barbara Ackerman 941.780.6045 Ryan Ackerman 941.387.1818 Contributing to the prosperity of our Jewish Community since 1979! www.ackermangroup.net#1 Team by Sales Volume across ALL companies in Sarasota County, Manatee County & Longboat Key! Stacy and Ben Hanan: A thriving family tree of altruismE ndowing and Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) through LIFE & LEGACY is one commitment to tikkun olam a desire to improve the world. Their altruism helps fortify the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish and non-Jewish to thrive. mitment to others doesnt end with Stacy and Ben, whose parents imbued in them a strong Jewish foundation. instilled in their three daughters the tradition of giving. Beaming, Stacy says, Our parents have been instrumental in inspiring our philanthropy, and we hope that we have inspired our daughters to be involved in the community, furthering came a Bat Mitzvah years later, following suit. ents, embracing Judaism and practicing tikkun olam, ensuring that it thrives of Dores for Israel, the advocacy arm for Israel at her university. Besides all three serving on the USY board at TBS, Alex is following in Sydneys footsteps as the current USY president. Alex was also the captain of a Relay for Life team in 2018, an American Cancer Society fundraiser. Stacy and Ben claim that besides temple activities, their childrens Camp Ramah experiences have contributed to their support of others, especially their advocacy for Israel. According to Stacy, Syd and Sam have traveled to Israel with the camp, revisiting with Birthright Israel; Alex will tour Israel this summer. Indebted to the Federation, Stacy highlights how this organization... has also provided scholarships to the to participate in the Washington, D.C., AIPAC Policy Conference and other amazing trips. Rabbi Michael Werbow of TBS and Ilene Fox, Federation Chief Dein the Jewish community. cornerstones of the Beth Sholom community for over 20 years, says Rabbi Werbow. It is clear from their daughters involvement in USY leadership positions that Ben and Stacy have passed their values along to the girls. done their part to ensure the legacy they have committed to at Beth Sholom will endure. Ilene Foxs testimonial complements the rabbis praise: Stacy is fortunate that shes involved in the Federation and recognizes the need to secure our future. Some of Stacys Federation activities include: Board member, where Ben has also served Vice president of the operating committee and member of the personnel committee Participant in the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project in 2017 Past co-chair of Womens Day Former member of the Tel Mond committee, enriching the relationship with the Federations sister city in Israel Both Ben and Stacy also dedicate their expertise to the non-sectarian community. An attorney and managing partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Ben is experienced in estate planning, mergers and acquisitions. Applying his knowledge, Ben has also served on and chaired the boards of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Economic Development Corposerves on the boards of All Faiths Food Bank and the Bradenton EDC. An award-winning realtor, Stacy has been instrumental in helping relocate many Jews to our area. Because of her extensive involvement in, and knowledge of, the Jewish community, Stacy has helped educate prospective buyers. Shes also a board member of Girls, Inc., helping to inspire and ensure a sustainable future for all girls ing met at the University of Texas, the biking, traveling and boating are some of our favorite activities, which we sometimes share with close friends. Why endow the Federation and TBS? We want to ensure these organizations important in our lives are around for our kids, grandkids and future generations. ing is even more precious: witnessing their daughters altruism, as they help If you are a LIFE & LEGACY donor and would like to share your story, please contact Gisele Pintchuk, LIFE or Stories of LIFE & LEGACY TM 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. educate and inspire to create a better world. Were deeply honored that the Federation supports our commitment to creating a vibrant community that is safe and inclusive for all. We invite you to visit Embracing front Park, January 19-March 15. Sarah Wertheimer is the executive diUrology Treatment Center 3325 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 5350 University Pkwy Suite 207 Sarasota, FL 34243PH: 941.917.8488 FAX: 941.917.8475 WINSTON E. BARZELL, MD, FACS, FRCSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyKENNETH J. BREGG, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyJOSHUA T. GREEN, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyROBERT I. CAREY, MD, P h D, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & EndourologyDANIEL M. KAPLON, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & Endourology urologytreatmentcenter.com A Division of 21st Century Oncology, LLC Co-chairs: Debbie Haspel & Stacy Hanan For more information contact Jeremy Lisitza 941.343.2113 | jlisitza@jfedsrq.org THE LARRY GREENSPON FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 2018 Sunday, November 4, 2018 2018 2018 ederation ederation ederation ederation ederation F elebration F elebration elebration elebration F elebration F elebration elebration F elebration F C The Beatrice Friedman Theater on the Federation Campus 580 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL 4:00pm 6:00pm Contact Gisele Pintchuck 941.706.0029 gpintchuck@jfedsrq.orgCo-chairs: Susan Mallitz and Michelle Mallitz 941.371.4546 jfedsrq.orgNancy Spielberg is an accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist. She produced the documentary feature Above and Beyond in 2014 and is currently developing it as a narrative feature film. Spielberg served as consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary Chernobyl Heart, and is executive producer of Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, which aired nationally on PBS, and the documentary Mimi and Dona which was chosen as one of the best TV shows of 2015 by the New York Times. Spielberg grew up surrounded by the film industry, where she worked on her brother Stevens early films. She attended Arizona State University and UCLA and, after moving to New York, studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and the New School in New York. She is founder and co-founder of several charities including A Bid for Charity, Children of Chernobyl, Project Sunshine and the American branch of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. rfntbb bbbbfb bb t 2018Women s Day bbb

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4 August 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. Where your dollars go This monthly series will highlight mission-based programs and projects that are supported by Funding for these initiatives is derived from the Annual Campaign and the Womens Giving Circle. The series will feature local projects, including partnerships with local organizations and overseas programs that support the social and humanitarian needs of Jews living in Sarasota-Manatee, Israel and around the world.Supporting those on Israels front lines Each year, s Overseas Grant Program emthe world that support Jewish people in need. In 2018, this program granted $250,000 to 15 organizations. The granting committee consists of 14 people who learn about each organization so that they can make informed decisions. The committee then decides which organizations will receive grants based on which has the largest impact on their community and if they are responding to the needs of a vulnerable population. Jeremy Lisitza, director of the Federations Innovation and Volunteer Engagement, coordinates the committee reviews each organization from a global perspective. We consider which organizations will have the largest impact while ensuring we have a diverse group of tions and addressing a wide variety of societal needs to Jews globally. One of the organizations that has received a grant from the Federation is Yashar LaChayal. Since its inception in 2006, Yashar LaChayal has provided basic needs for Israeli soldiers serving their country. What started with one family in Miami Beach gathering volunteers to create care packages for soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces projects that serve to improve the lives of IDF soldiers and their families. According to Yashar LaChayal, nearly 20 percent of the soldiers in the families who lack the resources to provide their children with necessities, including blankets, undergarments and toiletries. There are also soldiers who come from families that lack such basic household goods as a refrigerator or enough beds for each family member. Yashar LaChayals Needy Soldier Project provides these supplies to soldiers on bases in the Galilee and Negev regions of Israel in what is called a supply closet. The Federation has directed monies to this program since 2016, granting $19,500 this year. Over the past two years, this grant has impacted nearly 5,000 soldiers. Amichai Bacharach, program manager for Yashar LaChayal, spoke about the impact that the program has on the IDF soldiers. There is no one more deserving of our support than the young men and women who put their lives on the line for the State of Israel, he said. This goes double for those who come from impoverished families. We not only want to help them in practical ways, but to let them know that as far away as Florida is, there are wonderful people who support and love them. Bacharach expressed that the primary needs of the soldiers who receive assistance include basic toiletries, clothing, food for the holidays, and replacements of broken and missing furniture and appliances. At the end of the day, he said, no soldier will go without a toothbrush or a pair of socks or a Passover meal. Avital (her name is changed for privacy) is a young soldier who serves on the Michve Alon base in Israel. Like a number of IDF soldiers, she comes Before the supply closets were created, she often felt guilty asking her parents for money to buy things she needed. Now that she has access to the supply closet, Avital can focus more on her responsibilities without worrying about how she will get a new pair of socks or toothpaste. Avital expressed her gratitude to the people in our community who made the supply closet possible. I want to thank you so much for all your support. You have no idea how something that seems small to you can our lives. For more information about Yashar LaChayal and The Needy Soldier Project, visit https://www.yasharlachayal. org/project/needy-soldier-fund/. To see a video sent to the Federation from from the Federations Overseas Grant program, visit https://jfedsrq.org/over seas-grants. To learn more about the Federations Overseas Grant Program, contact Jeremy Lisitza at jlisitza@jfedsrq. org or 941.343.2113. 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5 August 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Established 1971MISSION STATEMENT: The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee strives to be the source of news and features of special interest to the Jewish community of Sarasota-Manatee, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions in the Jewish community, and to communicate the mission, activities and achievements of the Federation and its Jewish community partners. OPINIONS printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not necessarily re ect those of The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, its Board of Directors or sta SUBMISSIONS to The Jewish News are subject to editing for space and content, and may be withheld from publication without prior notice. Approval of submissions for publication in either verbal or written form shall always be considered tentative, and does not imply a guarantee of any kind. Submissions must be sent electronically to jewishnews@jfedsrq.org. LETTERS to the editor should not exceed 300 words, must be typed, and include the writers name, mailing address and phone number. Letters can be submitted via USPS or email (jewishnews@jfedsrq.org). Not all letters will be published. Letters may be edited for length and content. ADVERTISING: Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement and may require the words Paid Advertisement in any ad. Publication of advertisements does not constitute endorsement of products, services or ideas promoted therein.PUBLISHERThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeThe Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL 34232-1959 Phone: 941.371.4546 Fax: 941.378.2947 E-mail: jewishnews@jfedsrq.org Website: www.jfedsrq.org Published Monthly Volume 48, Number 8 August 2018 36 pages USPS Permit No. 167 September 2018 Issue Deadlines: Editorial: July 27, 2018 Advertising: July 30, 2018 CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Change of address inquiries can be sent to Denise Watkins at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546. STAY CONNECTED .com/jfedsrqPRESIDENT Michael Ritter CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Howard Tevlowitz SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Marty Katz MANAGING EDITOR Ted Epstein ADVERTISING SALES Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 PROOFREADERS Edward D. Cohen, Jack Mansbach, Sharon Napshin, Elliot Ofsowitz, Merry Sanders, Bryna Tevlowitz MIMI AND JOSEPH J. EDLIN JOURNALISM INTERN Amanda Emory ideas promoted therein. STAY Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War Six fateful days in The Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War series is included as part of our Federations year-long celebration of Israel @ 70.The late s were clearly one of the State of Israels brief history. Granted, the winds of war had been blowing incessantly since even before the declaration of the state, as early as the partition vote of 1966-67, the economic and political instability of the Middle East forced the Arab world to seek an outlet for all the anger and frustration of Israels neighbors. Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt would lead the way. Still smarting from the political embarrassment of the failed United Arab Republic with Syria, Nasser needed to reestablish both Egypts and his own reputation as leaders of the Arab world. With the economic and military backing of the Soviet Union, a direct result of the Nasser now had the military equipagainst Israel. (Whether the personnel would be up to it would be found out On May 9, 1967, President Nasser evicted the UN Forces in Sinai and then closed Sharm el-Sheikh and the Straits of Tiran. The blockade of international waters is an act of war, but apparently this was lost on the Egyptian government. In fact, they would welcome the victory. Beginning on May 15, Abba Eban, Israeli Ambassador to the UN, tried through all diplomatic means to stop this act of war peacefully; yet Israel prepared for the worst-case scenario. With the world forum at an impasse, and no action on the horizon to admonish Egypt, Israel would reluctantly take matters into its own hands. At dawn, on June 5, the Israeli Air Force destroyed over 80% of Egypts air capability while it was still on the ground. In the Golan, Syrian troops had shelled Israeli communities for days. Finally, on June 9, the Israelis stormed the previously thought Impregnable Called lightning out of Israel by the media, the Israelis launch of a stunning pre-emptive military strike against both Egypt and Syria shocked the world. (Remember that, although act of war by Egypt was the blockade of international waters.) According to U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other, it was the decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent maritime passage must be preserved for all nations. The Israelis moved armored columns into Gaza, and proceeded through the Sinai to Suez in four days. Once at the Canal, the Israelis began to dig in. Their defensive line would become known as the Bar-Lev Line, named afThe humiliation of Egypt was so June 9, but the people demonstrated in such numbers in his favor, that he continued, and also took the position as prime minister. In the north, over 110 square miles of the Plateau were occupied by Israfarming communities out of conventional Syrian artillery range. The main Golani Syrian community of Quneitra was also destroyed in the process. Thousands of Syrian civilians would be displaced as well. And what of Jordan? Through back channels, Israel repeatedly warned with him, and that he should stay out due to mutual defense pacts with Egypt and Syria, he felt the need to honor his commitment to the Arab states. On June 7, the Israelis entered the Old City from the East, the Lions Gate. Within three days, not only Jerusalem, but the entire West Bank was under Israeli suddenly realized that he lost not only a third of his kingdom and substantial military might, but the third holiest place in Islam, Jerusalem. Jerusalem would be reunited after 19 years, and the Western Wall returned to Israeli control. 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6 August 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Founder of Daniel Rowing Center wins top awardA longtime friend to Sarasota has won the Bonei Zion Prize from Nefesh BNefesh in Israel. This prominent award recognizes seven outstanding individuals who have made aliyah to Israel and who embody the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing the State of Israel. Linda Streit, who founded the Daniel Rowing Center, received the prize for culture, art and sport. It was in 2003 that Linda began building what would become Israels leading facility for rowing, sailing, kayaking and dragon boats. It also serves as the home to the national Olympic and Paralympic team. The Daniel Amichai Center for Rowing and Nautical Studies was named in memory of her son, Daniel Amichai Marcus, who was tragically killed in a car accident and was a promising young athlete. The family wanted to commemorate Daniel by creating a world-class center dedicated to rowing, the sport Daniel loved so much. Linda, a former Ringling Museum board member, and her husband, Elli, are often in Sarasota. She stopped by recently to chat about her award. It puts a spotlight on the Rowing Center and means Daniels legacy will be carried on. If I can help others, thats the most important thing to me. I wanted my children to be proud to be Jewish. I grew up with much antiSemitism. Starting at age 9, my parents took us to Israel many times. It was the best decision I ever made. The original idea was to nurture champions. Over time, it has evolved to so much more. We now have many community outreach programs such as ones for the disabled, people with Parkinsons or breast cancer survivors, as well as programs to help youth at risk. Everyone can contribute and feel good about themselves. We are also doing more now with mixed Jewish-Arab groups and have an Arab speaking coach. Its wonderful to see how sport can transform a society for the better. And he would say, Go Team Israel. To have a mixed Jewish-Arab rowing group, representing Israel, win in the Olympics! For more information on The Daniel Amichai Center for Rowing and Nautical Studies, visit www.drc.org.il. Daniels dream comes true Tucked away in the small central Florida city of Sebring lies a synagogue, Temple Israel, serving roughly 100 Jews in the community. Within this community is a young boy named Daniel Clarke, the middle child of three boys in a Jewish family. Last year when Daniel was 12, he shared with his family his dream of becoming a Bar Mitzvah. With assistance from Temple Israels spiritual leader, Cantor Riselle Bain, Daniel was able to do so. Via Skype video chat, Cantor Bain and teachings to prepare him for his big day. Daniel selected for his Bar Mitzvah to occur closest to his birthday family shared that the ceremony was a joyous event, keeping to many Jewish traditions, with Daniel also chanting Before Daniels Bar Mitzvah, Cantor Bain, who lives in Sarasota, reached out to There is no Federation that our temple is connected with. I feel its important for our congregation to be under the umbrella of something bigger than just our small temple, Cantor Bain said. She also felt the need for a larger recognition of the Jewish youth in her community reaching this milestone. After hearing the story of Daniels dedication to the Bar Mitzvah and his interest in the Jewish faith, the Federatoward a Federation-led trip to Israel, which has become a rite of passage for ceived this generous gift from the Federation during his Bar Mitzvah in front of his family and congregation. They rarely have Bnai Mitzvah there so this was a big deal, said Kim Mullins, the Federations COO. We took them under our wing since their other Federation. Daniels dedication to Judaism is remarkable and we were When asked about how the gift made Daniel feel, he said, It is a blessing to have such a generous gift. Thank you so much! as soon as possible, said Cantor Bain. I can see in his eyes how amazed and excited he is about it. Amanda Emory is a recipient of the Scholarship, a program funded by the late Miriam Edlin in memory of her KXVEDQG\021\003$PDQGD\003LV\003SXUVXLQJ\003D\003EDFK\020 elors degree in communications with a concentration in public relations at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort \000\HUV\021 All Prayer services are free of charge. Donations are appreciated. For full Schedule, Info and RSVP call 941-493-2770 or www.chabadofvenice.com T C E C Ar L, V ( J B)September 9-11, 2018 T Rf Hr V n US n Btb N, VSeptember 18-19, 2018 rf nntrrfbr b All Prayer services are free of charge Donations are appreciated. To join Chabad of Venice for the High Holidays is to enjoy an inspiring synthesis of delights for body and soul. Services are not only about prayers and rituals, but moreover about celebrating ones Judaism as a dynamic and enriching community experience; an experience harmoniously shared by Jews of any and all backgrounds. In addition to attending the services, meditation and learning, you can opt to take up lodging at the hotel for the night of Yom Kippur at specially discounted rates. SARASOTA 1217 East Ave Medical Plaza 1219 East Ave Medical Plaza Aviva Independent Living Aviva Memory Care Bayfront Park Brookdale Waterside Retirement Brother Geenen Way (across from Sarasota Ford) Chabad of Sarasota Davidson Drugs Desoto Beach Club Desoto Palms Einstein/Caribou Caf Fruitville Library Gulf Gate Library Integraclick Jewish Family & Childrens Service (JFCS) Landings Racquet Clubhouse Main Street (across from Hollywood 11) Medical Arts Building Midtown Plaza Mortons Gourmet Bakery Nellies Deli Overture Grand Oaks Poets Walk Make sure to tell your friends and neighbors! Would you rather get your copy by mail? Contact 941.371.4546 Publix at the Landings Plaza Ringling Post Oce Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Outpatient Sarasota Visitors Center Selby Public Library Silverstein Institute, 2nd oor Temple Beth Sholom Temple Emanu-El Temple Sinai The Jewish Federation Campus The MeadowsVENICE Chabad of Venice & North Port Jacaranda Public Library Jewish Congregation of Venice Venice Community Center Venice Public LibraryLAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTON Bradenton Chamber of Commerce Bradenton Library Bradenton Post Oce Cyprus Springs Retirement Dream Jeweler Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch Integrative Medicine Intercoastal Medical Group John Cannon Homes Lakeridge Falls Clubhouse Lakewood Ranch Chamber of Commerce Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy Legacy Golf Club Palm Aire Clubhouse Palmetto Library Parkway Cleaners Publix at LWR Shopping Center Publix University PKWY Plaza San Marco Plaza SMR Corporate Park Temple Beth El Bradenton The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch The Windsor Town Center Parkway: Bank of America FCCI Insurance Northern Trust Bank University Cleaners by PublixNOW AVAILABLE AT NEARLY 80 LOCATIONS University Park Oce Wildwood Professional Park Women & Childrens Center Bird Key Park Longboat Key Longboat Key Education Center Temple Beth Israel St. Armands Circle: Fillmore Drive Adams Drive & John Ringling Madison Drive & Blvd. of the Presidents 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 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 www.TheJewishNews.org SARASOTALAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTONBEACHESLAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTON IN Advertise SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE July 30 SEPTEMBER August 31 OCTOBER September 27 NOVEMBER November 1 DECEMBER Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgTheJewishNews.org UNLOCK YOUR SALES POTENTIAL IN Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise Advertise SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE July 30 SEPTEMBER August 31 OCTOBER September 27 NOVEMBER November 1 DECEMBER Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.org TheJewishNews.org UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR YOUR UNLOCK YOUR UNLOCK UNLOCK YOUR UNLOCK YOUR SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL YOUR SALES POTENTIAL YOUR YOUR SALES POTENTIAL YOUR SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL SALES POTENTIAL Hear the latest research from Florikan Founder and Board Chair, Ed Rosenthal, about growing vegetables in space. Aer several years of rigorous research, Eds company was selected by the Space Plant Biology program as the controlled release fertilizer product (CRF) to grow vegetables on the International Space Station for our astronauts. Using Florikan CRF, NASA has grown three crops of Outredeous red romaine lettuce and one crop of Tokyo Bekana cabbage on the ISS. Ed invented the fertilizer, as well as Staged Nutrient Release (SNR) fertilizer, with the research assistance of NASA Kennedy Space Center and Floridas Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program. Both he as an individual and the SNR fertilizer technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology Hall of Fame by Space Foundation. ED ROSENTHAL, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Florikan ESA FREE Event RSVP Required Register online at jfedsrq.org/events were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology were inducted into the 2017 Space Technology jfedsrq.org/events jfedsrq.org/events P Veg gies in Space? THE LARRY GREENSPON FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL NASA SPACE PLANT BIOLOGYWednesday, August 22, 201810:30am Federations Zell Room

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7 August 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Daniels dream comes true SARASOTA 1217 East Ave Medical Plaza 1219 East Ave Medical Plaza Aviva Independent Living Aviva Memory Care Bayfront Park Brookdale Waterside Retirement Brother Geenen Way (across from Sarasota Ford) Chabad of Sarasota Davidson Drugs Desoto Beach Club Desoto Palms Einstein/Caribou Caf Fruitville Library Gulf Gate Library Integraclick Jewish Family & Childrens Service (JFCS) Landings Racquet Clubhouse Main Street (across from Hollywood 11) Medical Arts Building Midtown Plaza Mortons Gourmet Bakery Nellies Deli Overture Grand Oaks Poets Walk Make sure to tell your friends and neighbors! Would you rather get your copy by mail? Contact 941.371.4546 Publix at the Landings Plaza Ringling Post Oce Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Outpatient Sarasota Visitors Center Selby Public Library Silverstein Institute, 2nd oor Temple Beth Sholom Temple Emanu-El Temple Sinai The Jewish Federation Campus The MeadowsVENICE Chabad of Venice & North Port Jacaranda Public Library Jewish Congregation of Venice Venice Community Center Venice Public LibraryLAKEWOOD RANCH/BRADENTON Bradenton Chamber of Commerce Bradenton Library Bradenton Post Oce Cyprus Springs Retirement Dream Jeweler Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch Integrative Medicine Intercoastal Medical Group John Cannon Homes Lakeridge Falls Clubhouse Lakewood Ranch Chamber of Commerce Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy Legacy Golf Club Palm Aire Clubhouse Palmetto Library Parkway Cleaners Publix at LWR Shopping Center Publix University PKWY Plaza San Marco Plaza SMR Corporate Park Temple Beth El Bradenton The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch The Windsor Town Center Parkway: Bank of America FCCI Insurance Northern Trust Bank University Cleaners by PublixNOW AVAILABLE AT NEARLY 80 LOCATIONS University Park Oce Wildwood Professional Park Women & Childrens Center Bird Key Park Longboat Key Longboat Key Education Center Temple Beth Israel St. Armands Circle: Fillmore Drive Adams Drive & John Ringling Madison Drive & Blvd. of the Presidents friends and neighbors! The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch 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 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 r f nr tb n For more information on teen missions, please contact Andrea Eiert 941.552.6308 or aeiert@jfedsrq.orgBOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN Advertise SPACE DEADLINE ISSUE July 30 SEPTEMBER August 31 OCTOBER September 27 NOVEMBER November 1 DECEMBER Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgTheJewishNews.org UNLOCK YOUR SALES POTENTIAL

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8 COMMUNITY FOCUS CHABAD OF BRADENTON & LAKEWOOD RANCH 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, FL 34211 Telephone: 941.752.3030 E-Mail: info@chabadofbradenton.com Website: www.chabadofbradenton.com Rabbi Mendy Bukiet CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN SARASOTA Telephone: 941.928.9267 E-Mail: levi@chabadofsarasota.com Website: www.chabadofdowntownsrq.com Rabbi Levi Steinmetz CHABAD OF SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES 7700 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34238 Telephone: 941.925.0770 E-Mail: info@chabadofsarasota.com Website: www.chabadofsarasota.com Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz CHABAD OF VENICE & NORTH PORT 21560 Angela Lane, Venice, FL 34293 Telephone: 941.493.2770 E-Mail: info@chabadofvenice.com Website: www.chabadofvenice.com Rabbi Sholom Schmerling CHABAD OF WEST BRADENTON 3611 Southern Pkwy W., Bradenton, FL 34205 Telephone: 941.735.9049 E-Mail: info@chabadofwestbradenton.com Website: www.chabadofwestbradenton.com Rabbi Zev Steinmetz CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM UNITY, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231 Telephone: 941.929.7771 Website: www.chj-sarasota.org CONGREGATION KOL H a NESHAMA (Postdenominational) Services held at South Gate Comm. Ctr., 3145 Southgate Cir., Sarasota, FL 34239 Telephone: 941.244.2042 Email: oce@congkh.org Website: www.congkh.org Rabbi Jennifer Singer CONGREGATION NER TAMID (Pluralistic) 3817 40th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 Mailing Address: P. O. Box 10261, Bradenton, FL 34282 Telephone: 941.755.1231 E-Mail: shalom@nertamidorida.org Website: www.nertamidorida.org Rabbinic Advisor: Rabbi Barbara Aiello Rabbinic Associate: Rena Morano JEWISH CONGREGATION OF VENICE (Independent) 600 N. Auburn Road, Venice, FL 34292 Telephone: 941.484.2022 E-Mail: jcvenice2@gmail.com Website: www.jewishcongregationofvenice.org Rabbi Harold F. Caminker, D.D. Cantor Marci Vitkus TEMPLE BETH EL BRADENTON (Reform) 5150 Peridia Blvd. East, Bradenton, FL 34203 Telephone: 941.755.4900 E-Mail: tbebradenton@yahoo.com Website: www.templebethelbradenton.com Rabbi Michael Sterneld TEMPLE BETH EL NORTH PORT JEWISH CENTER (Conservative) 12711 Tamiami Trail South, North Port, FL 34287 Telephone: 941.423.0300 Website: www.templebethelnorthport.org TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (Reform) 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Telephone: 941.383.3428 E-Mail: info@tbi-lbk.org Website: www.tbi-lbk.org Rabbi Stephen Sniderman TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Conservative) 1050 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237 Telephone: 941.955.8121 E-mail: info@templebethsholom.org Website: www.templebethsholom.org Rabbi Michael Werbow TEMPLE EMANU-EL (Reform) 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232 Telephone: 941.371.2788 Email: info@sarasotatemple.org Website: www.sarasotatemple.org Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman Rabbi Michael Shefrin TEMPLE SINAI (Reform) 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34231 Telephone: 941.924.1802 Email: oce@templesinai-sarasota.org Website: www.sinaisrq.org Rabbi Geo Huntting Chazzan Cli AbramsonOrganizations TemplesTHE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE The Larry Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232 Telephone: 941.371.4546 E-Mail: info@jfedsrq.org Website: www.jfedsrq.org President: Michael Ritter Chief Executive Ocer: Howard Tevlowitz AIPAC (AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE) Florida Regional Oce, 954.382.6110 or reg@aipac.org; www.aipac.org AJC (AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE), West Coast Florida Region Brian Lipton, Regional Director, 941.365.4955 or liptonb@ajc.org; www.ajc.org AL KATZ CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS & JEWISH LEARNING, INC. Lawrence Newman, Executive Director, 941.313.9239; www.alkatzcenter.org AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY, Gulf Coast Chapter Chapter Director, 941.378.1500; www.ats.org ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE 561.988.2900 or orida@adl.org; www.adl.org ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL AND ASPIRING JEWISH ARTISTS Rabbi Goldie Milgram, rebgoldie@gmail .com; Joan Davidson, artjoand@aol.com AVIVAA CAMPUS FOR SENIOR LIFE Jay Solomon, CEO, 941.225.8369; www.avivaseniorlife.org AVIVA JEWISH HOUSING FOUNDATION Jay Solomon, Chief Executive Ocer, AvivaA Campus for Senior Life www.avivaseniorlife.org/about-our-foundation BBYO NORTH FLORIDA REGION nfr@bbyo.org; www.bbyo.org/region/northorida/ BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE Ellen Klein, EllenforBrandeis@gmail.com or 941.351.6762 GULF COAST HILLEL The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Sydney Harlow, Program Director, 305.968.6266 HADASSAH, Greater Venice Chapter Harriet Davidson, President, 941.492.6025 or rklein2692@gmail.com HADASSAH, SaBra Chapter Susan Prohofsky, President, 941.404.6636 or supro2861@yahoo.com THE JEWISH CLUB AT LAKEWOOD RANCH Lenny Drexler, thejewishclubatlwr@gmail.com JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST, INC. Heidi Brown, President/CEO, 941.366.2224 or info@jfcs-cares.org; www.jfcs-cares.org JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Kim Sheintal, President, 941.921.1433 or klapshein@aol.com; www.jgsswf.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND Marcy Friedland, Senior Campaign Executive Western Florida, 941.217.7400 x891 or Mfriedland@jnf.org; www.jnf.org JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF SARASOTA COUNTY POST 172 Stan Levinson, Commander, 941.226.7185 or stanlevinson172@gmail.com NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW), Sarasota-Manatee Section NCJWs 24-hour answering svc., 941.342.1855; www.ncjwsarasota-manatee.org Joyce Hersh and Cindy Solomon, Co-Presidents ORT AMERICA Marlies Gluck, Area Development Advisor, 941.371.5522 or jrgranny@aol.com Kim Sheintal, Area Development Advisor, 941.921.1433 or klapshein@aol.com Judy Weinstein, Area Development Advisor, 941.739.2244 or judithwein@aol.com Suzanne Crandall, President, 847.804.0856 or ennazus411@gmail.com SARASOTA JEWISH CHORALE Susan Skovronek, Manager, 941.413.5922 ; Ronnie Riceberg, President, 508.942.1479 ; www.sarasotajewishchorale.org SARASOTA LIBERAL YESHIVA Marden David Paru, Dean, 941.379.5655 or marden.paru@gmail.com SARASOTA-MANATEE RABBINIC ASSOCIATION Rabbi Michael Werbow, President, 941.955.8121 x1000 or mwerbow@templebethsholom.org SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION OF SARASOTA Sid Krupkin, City Director for Tel Mond Israel, 941.400.0956 or skrupkin@aol.com Alice Cotman, Assistant City Dir. for Tel Mond, 941.359-6451 or alimaecot@gmail.com Kim Sheintal, Assistant City Dir. for Tel Mond, 941.921.1433 or klapshein@aol.com http://sarasotasistercities.org/en/city/tel-mond-israel STATE OF ISRAEL BONDS, Florida West Coast Monica DiGiovanni, 727.282.1124 or tampa@israelbonds.com; www.israelbonds.com SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF SARASOTA-MANATEE COUNTIES, INC. David Weiss, President; 941.349.8827 or weissdv@live.com; www.synagoguessarasotamanatee.org THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM 727.820.0100 or kwright@thefhm.org; https://www.holocaustmuseum.org ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Dr. Brent Rubin, President, info@ZOAsarasota.org; www.ZOAsarasota.orgDirectory of Local Temples and Organizations This directory is updated each year in the August issue of The Jewish News.

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9 August 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS The Jewish News This months advertisersAbrams Dermatology......................29 Ackerman Group..............................3 AJC...............................................19 Allegiant Private Advisors.............30 Ariel, Joelah, REALTOR..............18 Aviva.......................................11,25 Barnacle Bills Seafood..................29 BeFitSRQ........................................2 Carter Psychology Center...............17 Cat Depot........................................25 Center for Sight..............................21 Chabad of Bradenton.....................14 Chabad of Venice.............................6 Chevra Kadisha..............................35 Coastal Eye Institute......................22 Community Day School.................33 Congregation Ner Tamid................21 Congressman Vern Buchanan.........15 Cortez Foot & Ankle......................22 Cuttler, Marcia, REALTOR..........27 Dr. Grab Bar....................................18 Empowered2Wellness....................29 Environeers......................................5 Feldman Wealth Advisory..............22 Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers.14 ..............20 Ian Black Real Estate.....................16 JNF................................................27 Krasow, Robert, REALTOR............4 Michaels On East..........................21 Miracle Swimming.........................28 Mortons Gourmet Market.............30 Nancys Bar-B-Q............................23 Nellies Deli & Catering..................5 Never Stop Learning......................30 Poets Walk.....................................27 Sarasota Foot Care Center..............13 Sarasota Personal Medicine..............9 Sarasota Watch Company.................4 Savannah Grand..............................18 Silverberg, Gigi, REALTOR.........28 Temple Beth El Bradenton.............10 Temple Beth Israel.........................26 Temple Beth Sholom.................17,23 Temple Emanu-El...........................31 Temple Emanu-El Religious School.34 Temple Sinai...................................14 Temple Sinai Religious School.......32 The Collier Group, REALTOR.....16 The Dusty Coin, LLC.....................17 The Family Jeweler..........................1 The Perlman Music Program.........19 TooJays.........................................29 Udell Associates.............................28 University Park Dermatology...........4 Urology Treatment Center................3 Verier, Andrea, M.A., M.S.................2 Vertical Entertainment ...................10 Zemil Jewelers..................................9 Religion & genocide speaker at FGCU Holocaust centerO n Thursday, August 30, the and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is proud to be hosting Dr. Steven Leonard Jacobs, the Aaron Aronov Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama. Entitled The Nexus Between Religion and Genocide, the event will take place at the Sugden Welcome Center between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Dr. Jacobs notes that examining cases of genocide, both historically before and after World War II, and the present moment Bosnia, Rwanda, Sudan is always painful, but necessary nonetheless. One neglected area of consideration is the painful relationship between acts of genocide and the religious foundations of the various communities wherein these horrors have occurred. As he argues, if we are to make sense of what has already transpired and commit ourselves to non-repetition, then this nexus, too, is worth our examination and conversation. All FGCU students, faculty and tant and timely presentation. Outside guests are especially invited to join with the FGCU community in discussing this central topic for our times. The event is free; no registration or RSVP is necessary. Those coming from outside should obtain a parking permit from the Welcome Kiosk at the Univerway. The Sugden Welcome Center is adjacent to the Welcome Kiosk. FGCU is located at 10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort Myers. For further details, please contact the Center Director, Dr. Paul Bartrop (pbartrop@fgcu.edu), or the Associate Director, Jessica Evers (jevers@fgcu. edu). Temple Beth Israels new singles groupM embers of Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key male and female now have an opportunity to expand their circle of friends and share ideas at the new TBI Mixed Singles Wine & Cheese gettogethers each month. Facilitators Judge Ed Cohen and journalist/educator Judy Glass will lead stimulating discussions and other trips, meetings at local restaurants, and attending cultural events in Sarasota. The group is free for TBI members, nonmembers attending TBIs cal singles who are considering TBI membership. The groups next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 3. for new members that includes a full agenda of free programs in addition to Friday night and Saturday morning services led by Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman. Anyone interested should eBlast, which publicizes the Miniversity series, 92Y videos, movie series, Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations as well as the Paradise Center jongg, yoga, bridge, Zumba, etc. a great success, and the group enthusiastically and unanimously voted to continue the program. The Mixed Singles Wine & Cheese of every month at 5:00 p.m. at TBI from October 2018 to May 2019. For information and to RSVP, call me at 941.251.5569. 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 Directory of Local Temples and Organizations volunteer open houseWednesday, August 8, 2018 10:00AM 11:00AMZell Room The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish LifeCome and learn about opportunities for joining a Federation committee or participating in an event! questions? Call Jeremy Lisitza at 941.343.2113 or jlisitza@jfedsrq.org Because We Are Your Jewish Federation! UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSESThursday, September 27, 2018 10:00AM 11:00AMWednesday, November 14, 2018 5:30PM 6:30 PMRSVP at jfedsrq.org/events SPMF_JN_0108_MECH.indd 1 8/1/17 12:26 PM

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10 August 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Announcing: Chabad of Downtown SRQ rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 The God Element in Judaism Before we can begin speaking about God, we need to speak about speaking about God. So states the opening line in an interesting article in myjewishlearning. Scriptures ( Tanach) contains many different names for the Lord Almighty. There are even forms of the name that tradition demands of us not to spell out or even pronounce. Why? The historic connection between God and the Jewish people was initiated through a covenant established long ago with our father Abraham. This brit (covenant) has been renewed in every generation by our forefathers, prophets, sages, parents, teachers and followers of the Jewish tradition. The destiny of the Jewish people and its longevity can reasonably be explained by the role played by a compassionate God who has inspired and encouraged Jews in every generation to recommit to that brit. In exchange for carrying out those commitments was an understanding that the Jews would be a light unto the nations, relaying and interpreting Gods law by example through the performance of mitzvot (holy sancta) via deeds of loving kindness, the administration of social justice, and the repair of the human condition. Could Judaism have thrived for 3,500 years without God? Atheists may answer with a resounding yes, but in essence, it is hard for most to view Jewish history without seeing the imprint of God in Jewish values, thought, prayer and events. Faith and emunah brought the Jews through the most perilous, existentialist threats over the generations and throughout the globe. That Jews still abound is indeed miraculous. Nevertheless, many still have a problem talking about it. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is offering an eight-week course, The God Element in Judaism, starting Friday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. We meet in the Larry Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Registration is required; scholarships are also available. The tuition fee is $60. To enroll or for additional information, contact me at marden.paru@ gmail.com or 941.379.5655. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva operates in part under a grant from Now in its eighth year, the Yeshiva is an independent, IRS 501(c) institute. Investing in Israels youth, local couple awarded an honorary fellowshipM artin and Grace Rosman of Annapolis, Maryland, and Sarasota, have made it their mission to bridge Israels socio-economic gap by creating opportunities for underserved high school students to attend the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. For their vision and generosity, they were awarded Technion commitment to the student enrichment program, the Rosman ATIDIM program and other Technion initiatives. Joined by family and friends, they also Student Village in honor of their six grandchildren. Israels national ATIDIM program seeks to create a more diverse and productive society by giving promising young students from Israels poorest neighborhoods the chance to get a university education. Attracted to that goal, the Rosmans established the Rosman ATIDIM program in 2007 with support from the American Technion Society (ATS) in Washington, D.C. The program helps level the playnots by supporting college-prep courses for immigrants and other students from Israels disadvantaged communities. Once admitted to the Technion, Rosman ATIDIM provides students with assistance in every aspect of university demic tutoring to laptop computers. I couldnt have gone to the Technion, graduated and had the career I have without the Rosmans generous help, said Nir Emuna, a Rosman ATIDIM alumnus and a Ph.D. candidate in the Technion Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about Grace and Marty. Dr. Rosman is director of the breast cancer research group at the Anne Arundel Medical Center Breast Center in Annapolis. Mrs. Rosman conducted biochemical research at the National Instiing a secondary school science teacher. They are active members of the ATS Washington, D.C., board and the Technion Board of Governors, and were members of the ATS National Board. Technion Guardians a designation reserved for those who support the Technion at the highest level the Rosmans have supported programs for new faculty members, undergraduate dormitories, student scholarships, and funds for reservists who have lost academic time while serving the Israel Defense Forces. stowed on those who have contributed to the advancement of the Technion and Israel through their leadership or by developing support for the Technion in their community. The citation nominating the Rosmans read: In sincere thankfulness for your strong and longstanding commitment to the Technion and Israel; in gratitude for your support, which has helped the Technion to attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and students; and with admiration for your deep understanding of the Technions vital role in the future of Israel and the world. SERVICES ARE OPEN TO ALL! Cards of admission will be required for all Holy Day services. Please call Holy Day Information Packet and Card of Admission. Donation cards are enclosed in your packets and your support is greatly appreciated in sustaining the only full service Reform Synagogue in Manatee County High Holy Days 5779Temple Beth El Bradenton Invites the Jewish Community to Join Us for the Observance of the High Holy Days5150 Peridia Blvd East, Bradenton, FL 34203 High Holy Days BRADENTON/LAKEWOOD RANCH This year we are offering child care, ages 3 to 6 years old, on Rosh Hashanah day and Yom Kippur day. Bring your children to services at 10 AM. We will bring your children into a secure place for a morning of fun until the end of services. PLEASE CALL THE TEMPLE OFFICE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN!SERVICESSunday, Sept. 9TH 7:00 PMErev Rosh Hashanah Monday, Sept. 10TH 10:00 AMRosh Hashanah Day followed by Tashlich Tuesday, Sept. 18TH 7:00 PMKol NidreWednesday, Sept. 19TH 10:00 AMYom Kippur Day & Yizkor 5:00 PMTorah Service and Neilah Break the fast following Neilah $20 pp members | $25 pp non-members Prepaid reservations are required by Friday, September 14thCHILD CARE REMINDER: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING CHILDREN FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL rfntnr fntbbnrrn rbntrtt brrfntb rbb rbbbbt n nrtf rfntbb r ntn Sarasota Jewish News Friday, 7/27 2col(4.92)x8 VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS IN ASS O CIATI O N W IT H XEITGEIST ENTERTAINMENT GR O UP AN D MARCYS HO L D INGS A BBM PR OD UCTI O N J O NAT H AN R H YS MEYERS O LIVIA T H IRLBY D AMASCUS C O VER JRGEN PR O C H N OW IGAL NA O R W IT H NAVI D NEGA H BAN AN D J OH N H URT C O STUME D ESIGNER ELEAN O R BAKER MAKEUP AN D H AIR BJRG SERUP PR OD UCTI O N D ESIGNER MATT H E W BUTT O N E D IT O R MARTIN BRINKLER ACE O RIGINAL SC O RE BY H ARRY ESC O TT D IRECT O R OF P HO T O GRAP H Y C H L O T HO MS O N PR OD UCE D BY H ANNA H LEA D ER H U W PENALLT J O NES J O E T HO MAS MASA AKI TANAKA BASE D O N T H E N O VEL BY HOW AR D KAPLAN SCREENPLAY BY D ANIEL ZELIK BERK AN D SAMANT H A NE W T O N D IRECTE D BY D ANIEL ZELIK BERK 2018 COVER FILMS US INC. 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11 August 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Announcing: Chabad of Downtown SRQ Coming homeFor Carolyn Kaplan, AvivaA Campus for Senior Life has always been a perfect choice to people with shared interests and beliefs, and who have become incredible friends and neighbors, while living independently at Kobernick at Aviva. As she quickly became involved felt comfortable knowing that if she ever needed it, the campus had additional services across the continuum of care including Anchin Assisted Living, Anchin Memory Care, and Benderson Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. Seven years ago, Carolyn would have never imagined needing these services, but one evening changed everything. In early May, Carolyn was brought to the hospital after collapsing in her apartthat after a week, she should be moved to a rehab facility where she could continue to recover. Without hesitation Carolyn asked to be admitted to Benderson. For me the decision to go to Benderson was rather simple. Over the years I had observed the quality of care of friends who were there. I had comvanished knowing the I was with my Aviva family. As a Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation community, Benderson at Aviva specializes in personalized care for those recovering from illnesses, surgeries and accidents. Through a careful combination of therapy services, 24/7 care, and engaging programs, Bendersons vision of care is health focused, wellness inspired. For patients like Carolyn, a personalized approach and collaborative environment are not only the most comfortable option but the quickest way to a full recovery. While staying at Benderson, Carolyn worked with a team of physical therapists to help strengthen her sense of balance as she recovered. Each day two members of the therapy team would come directly to Carolyns room to practice sitting, standing, walking and using assistive technology like a cane or walker. Now, weeks after being discharged, Carolyns therapists visit her apartment in Kobernick once a week to continue these sessions. resident of Aviva is the fact that all levels of care are found on one connected campus. Carolyn never had a lack of community at Kobernick took the short two-minute walk or valet golf cart across campus to spend time with her and keep her updated on all the happenings. Once she was up for it, her friends were able to have dinner with her or have her join them at activities around her and she knew she wouldnt have to recover on her own. A major highlight of my experience at Benderson was the care I received. To say the members of the Aviva team went above and beyond would be an understatement, says from my nurses to the individuals who came to clean my room, were dedicated to my recovery. No matter if it was their job or not, I knew I could ask the VWDru\003\003IRU\003DQ\\000WKLQJ\003,\003QHHGHG\017\003DQG\003WKH\\000 ZRXOG\003\277\003QG\003D\003ZD\\000WR\003FRPPXQLFDWH\003P\\000 needs to the person who could help. That relief in knowing that I was never really on my own, helped lift so much of the burden. After two weeks, Carolyn was cleared by her doctors to return to her apartment. Since then, she has become a vocal advocate for Benderson, sharing her experience with current Aviva residents and members of her extended community. As we grow older, the idea of needing help or going to a rehab facility becomes scary. We dont want to admit that we need help, and there is always that lingering fear that we wont be able to do everything we once did. Carolyn adds, My one piece of advice is to go someplace where the people show passion for the work they do! You can always pick the most high-tech or shiny new recovery option, but at the end of the day its about the people who understand your needs and help you along the way and nothing else. I am so grateful that I found that at Benderson. AvivaA Campus for Senior Life is Sarasotas only senior living campus basis. Our picturesque community is nestled in The Meadows of Sarasota, just a short drive from downtown. As a Jewish faith-based community and notthat our deeply rooted values provide residents of all faiths the ability to experience a world of new possibilities. Come see what makes Aviva a one-ofa-kind community! Call 941.225.8369 or visit avivaseniorlife.org to schedule a tour today. Advertorial rrfnntbbtSend your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 These we honor Your TributesANNUAL CAMPAIGN Ileane & Manny Smith BOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS FUND at the Federation Rebecca & Rich Bergman Leslie Malkin Karen & Tom Bernstein Alice & Ed Cotman Patti & David WertheimerCOLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Martien & Grant BarosGULF COAST HILLEL Irene & Marty RossSKIP (Send a Kid to Israel) Irene Murphy Roberta Berson & Frank Tucciarone NOTE: To be publicly acknowledged in The Jewish News, Honor Cards require a minimum $10 contribution per listing. You can send Honor Cards directly from www.jfedsrq.org. For more information, call 941.552.6304. C habad of Sarasota is happy to announce the opening of a new Chabad Center. Chabad of Downtown SRQ will be led by Rabbi Levi and Leah Steinmetz. Rabbi Levi and Leah are looking forward to establishing a strong presence in downtown and serving the growing Jewish community with a myriad of innovative programming which will be easily accessible to those living on Longboat Key and in the downtown area. Rabbi Levi and Leah can be reached at 941.928.9267. Call them to introduce yourself! rfntnr fntbbnrrn rbntrtt brrfntb rbb rbbbbt n nrtf rfntbb r rfntb ntn

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12 August 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS A ing is a major initiative for National Council of Jewish Women. Florida ranks #3 in the nation for having the highest incidence Manatee area is #3 in Florida. The Sarasota Chapter under the umbrella of NCJWs Advocacy has plans to continue to meet community requests by reaching out to schools, Boys/Girls FIND EVENTS!JFEDSRQ.org/New-Community-Calendar JFEDSRQ. org/ New-Community-CalendarFind events in the Community Calendar! Contemporary High Holy Days Reection, Discussion, Introspection, Prayer Spiritual Participatory Services led byErev Rosh Hashanah(with kosher chicken dinner)First Day Rosh Hashanah (cast away your sins and work on changing your direction)Second Day Rosh Hashanah(lled with music and free to all)Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur(afternoon, free to all, includes Yizkor, Healing Service, Neilah, pot luck break-the-fast) For more information look to our website Congkh.org Online signup and payment 941 244 2042ALL ARE WELCOME RESERVATIONS REQUIRED SarasotaManatees Only Jewish NewspaperServing our Community Since 1971 Give the Gift of The Jewish News! Serving our Community Since 1971 NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Howard Tevlowitz Jewish art brings love, friendship and shalom to Sarasota-Manatee By Howard Tevlowitz, Federation Executive Director continued on page 3 . . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. On loan from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (the U.S. national organization in the world wide network of Anne Frank organizations, http:// annefrank.com/), this exhibit, located in the library rotunda, comprises thirty panels of pictures against The Lovers 1937, courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris HAPPY PASSOVER A subscription to The Jewish News gives you important information on news, events, community programs, businesses, and announcements relevant to our community. Become one of the more than 10,000 households who receive The Jewish News directly to their home each month by signing up for your FREE SUBSCRIPTION; or, pick up a copy at your local library, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, area synagogues, The Jewish Federation campus, Federation partner agencies and sponsored events, or at over 50 Sarasota-area news racks. Were mobile! View The Jewish News in its entirety on your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer at www.TheJewishNews.org. To receive your complimentary subscription, or to request a gift subscription for a friend or family member, please call 941.371.4546 ext.0 or email subscription@jfedsrq.org. www.TheJewishNews.org New Bereavement Support Group starting at JFCSG rief is a journey, with detours and straightaways, starts and stops. It can be lonely and isolating. Those participating in JFCS of the Suncoasts Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Community to be helpful in several ways. I came away from the experience feeling more comfortable about expressing my feelings, remarked one recent member of the group. Everyone was so kind and caring. There were sometimes tears but also joy as well. Though none of us previously knew each other, we felt a gratifying sense of closeness. This month marks the beginning of a new group. Six Wednesday sessions will be held at the agencys Fruitville Road location from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. from August 15 through September 26. There is no grief like the grief that does not speak, wrote Longfellow. The opportunity to share ones own story and hear those of others is a source of comfort, strength and insight. The group explores the impact of loss, shares coping skills, and cultivates perspectives that foster resilience. It also enables the processing of the wide range of feelings that occur in the wake of loss. Group members often exchange traditions and ideas about how to perpetuate the memories of loved ones. Additional topics, depending on the interests of group members, are also discussed. A nice bond is formed which often results in new friendships. The cost is $36 and pre-registration is required. For more information, gram at JFCS at 941.366.2224 x166. The Bereavement Support Group is sponsored, in part, through the generous support of Your mother would want you to read it... r Contact Robin Leonardi, Account Executive: 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.org

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13 August 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Temple Sinais updated gift shop opens August 31 HOE\\000/LEUDU\\000GLVSOD\\000$SULO\003\024\031\020\025\031 A ing is a major initiative for National Council of Jewish Women. Florida ranks #3 in the nation for having the highest incidence Manatee area is #3 in Florida. The Sarasota Chapter under the umbrella of NCJWs Advocacy has plans to continue to meet community requests by reaching out to schools, Boys/Girls Clubs, libraries and others. A display at the Selby Library from April 16-26 generated future presentations for the Girl Scouts of Coastal Florida (at 4780 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, on Thursday, October 11) and Women on the Go Ministry (at Grace Community Church, 6932 Professional Pkwy. East, Sarasota, on Tuesday, October 30). Dates for presentations at Kiwanis Club of Anna Marie Island and Temple Sinai in Sarasota have not Scripts and PowerPoint presentations have been developed to meet the needs of various age groups such as adults at the Braden River Library and teens at the Girl Scouts. If your organization is interested in a presentation this fall, please contact Evie Batten at 330.421.9553 or evie.batten@gmail. com. FIND EVENTS!JFEDSRQ.org/New-Community-Calendar JFEDSRQ. org/ New-Community-CalendarFind events in the Community Calendar! C ome and bring a friend to browse and buy as the Women of Sinai unveil the grand reopening of the Temple Sinai Gift Shop on Friday, August 31 from 4:30 to 5:45 for home and holidays, Bnai Mitzvah needs and special orders, members of the community and the congregation have the opportunity to reduce, reuse, design and consign a wide variety of items. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase talents and consign treasures. There will be consigned original art, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, handknitted scarves and shawls as well as cards. Consigned collectables including Lenox, Royal Copenhagen, Val St. Lambert and many more can be brought to the gift shop for sale. There will also be childrens toys for all occasions. Women of Sinai volunteers mainsmile, complimentary gift wrap and guidance in choosing just the right gift for any occasion. In addition to opening before the Erev Shabbat Worship service, the gift shop will be open one Wednesday and one Sunday a month. The money raised at the temple gift shop is donated to the Anchin Fund and assures that everyone is welcome to the congregation regardis extremely proud of the update to the gift shop and merchandise that will be available. For more details, contact Women of Sinai Gift Shop VPs Ronnie Kahn (rskahn26@gmail.com 914.419.6494) or Rae Levene ( res10levene@gmail. com, 941.751.5340). O n Friday, June 1, Temple Emanu-El held a beautiful ceremony and festive Shabbat dinner to celebrate the installation of the conees. farewell to the capable, dedicated ofguided Temple Emanu-El over these past years, the congregation was also thrilled with the new board members who are sure to uphold and continue their legacy of excellence, devotion, kindness and integrity. Installed by Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Associate Rabbi Michael Shefrin as Temple Emanu-El president was Ken Alterman (vice president), Gloria secretary), Ethel Gross (recording secpast president). New trustees Barry Gerber, Sarah Link and Anne Virag were also formally installed, joining returning trustees Alice Cotman, Barbara Peltz, Betty Yaverbaum. A number of board members Vice Presidents Larry Barnet, Liz Klaber and Wendy Wicks; Treasurer Neal Vorchheimer; Recording Secretary Dr. Gary Janko, and trustees Ellen Klein, Dr. Michelle Mallitz, Michelle Pearson and Doug Popp left the Temple Emanu-El board after terms of distinguished, much-appreciated service. The June 1 Shabbat service and dinto recognize their achievements and to thank them for their devotion to Temple Emanu-El. In addition to recognizing the ofmembers enjoyed a delicious Shabbat dinner prepared by Events Manager Fatima Soriano in Benderson Famof celebration and thanksgiving. May Temple Emanu-El continue to go from strength to strength! Take our publications on the go with the ISSUU app!issuu.com/thejewishnews

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14 August 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUSSeeing monkeys out the window Apparently experiencing some sort of mental disturbance, a naked under a table and, similar to a parents, according to a story composed by Nachman of Bratslav in the 18th century, appealed to a myriad of sages and healers to enable their son to return to his normal behavior. But it was to no avail. A self-proclaimed wise man from a distant part of the kingdom arrived and declared his ability to help the prince. prince under the table and pecked like a rooster as well. When the prince gradually came to accept him as a friend, he submitted that just because the prince was a rooster didnt mean he couldnt wear pants, shoes, a shirt, and eat food from a plate. When the prince subsequently began doing these very things he was able to return to reality. I was reminded of Nachmans well-known tale after hearing a radio report about a daughter dealing with her mothers dementia. Since shared memories serve as a strong source of connection with others, the emotional toll of attending to a loved one who exhibits little recall of his or her bonds with others can weigh heavily on a caregiver. The daughter said she always tried to do what was best for her mother. For dressed at 2:00 a.m., shed assertively direct her back to bed. When mom insisted on having another bowl of ice cream, she would not accede, reminding her it wasnt good to have seconds, especially for someone with diabetes. Not remembering she had the disease, her mother lashed out in anger. Thats when the daughters husband stepped in. Instead of trying to impose certain behaviors, he simply followed his mother-in-laws lead even when it seemed utterly fantastical. On one occasion, after claiming she saw some monkeys out her window, the son-in-law didnt refute it but responded, Yea, I saw one yesterday. It was surprising because I thought it too early in the season to have monkeys in North Carolina. This prompted the mother to comment, Well, there werent a lot of them. I guess theyre just starting to get active now. The son-in-law didnt miss a beat. Well, if you see those monkeys again, he suggested, we should try to capture one because what a blast it would be mom couldnt conceive of that. We cant have monkeys in the house, she emphatically replied. Well, followed up the son-inlaw, well just have to train him right and give him pants since, if he doesnt have pants, hes just going to be a barbarians monkey. But she forcefully reiterated, We cant have monkeys in the house! Okay, the son-in-law that we cant have monkeys in the house. Yes, I am, she answered. In regard to the mothers desire for extra helpings of ice cream, the son-inlaw excitedly agreed it was a wonderful idea and that he certainly wanted lots more himself. But then he paused and doubted aloud whether there was enough for the two of them. The mother-in-law then sensitively responded, Oh, Im sorry to hear that, you can have mine. In this fashion, the mother moved from irrationality to reason and was able to have more stimulating encounters with her son-in-law and daughter. She opened up and was reachable in ways not known since her dementia had become increasingly pronounced. For years, the radio report noted, experts advised families of loved ones cognitive dysfunction to remind them who they were and where they were from. They were told to show pictures of the family and hang orientation boards indicating the date, weather conditions and the president. Recently though, a shift has occurred whereby caregivers are encouraged to respond in a manner that imagined sensibility rather than quickly and pointedly attempt to bring them back into a normalized reality. Dementia can be devastating. But through creative empathy, the seemit can, in some situations at least, still be disclosed. * Years ago as a rabbinic student in Jerusalem, I experienced Israel Indepenelement that particularly drew my athammers, symbolizing the building up of the state, that Israelis enjoyed wielding against each other. Fortunate to once again be in Israel on its 70th Independence Day this spring in conjunction with the March the hammers remain a staple of the holiday. I brought one back home to share the tradition here. During one of my regular visits with 102-year-old Sarah Kaplan and 83-year-old Al Seiger at Sunnyside Village, the two playfully participated in the Independence Day custom. Al was a good sport in letting Sarah be the hammer wielder. Rabbi Jonathan R Katz serves as a Community Chaplain and Director a partnership between The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and -\ G E T T I N G R E A D Y F O R 5 7 7 9 DONT FALL! 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16 August 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Jewish Happenings Morning Minyan at Temple Beth SholomJoin us for an egalitarian daily morning Minyan Sundays through Fridays 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 breakfast. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1Temple Emanu-El Lunch with the RabbisAre you looking for a great lunch date? Join Rabbi Brenner Glickman, Rabbi Michael Shefrin and friendly, interesting companions for lunch, socializing, and discussion of current events and subjects of Jewish interest. All are invited to this popular, stimulating and enjoyable program. Attendees are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch and are also welcome to company are provided! The event begins at noon at Temple Emanu-El, 151 941.371.2788. Chug Ivri (Advanced Hebrew Circle) informal study group is right for you. Read Israeli newspapers, chat with are always welcome. Join us from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Temple Beth Sholom, Idelson Library, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. For more information, please contact the temple THURSDAY, AUGUST 2Jewish Contributions to America: EntertainmentThe stage of Jewish entertainers contains extraordinarily-talented men and women, often from impoverished backgrounds, who rose to the heights of public acclaim by inspiring and entertaining the world. Jewish artistic performers have entertained Americans since the 19th century in diverse formats including stage, screen and music. Emanuel Goldenberg (Edward G. Robinson), Nathan Birnbaum (George Burns), David Daniel Kaminsky (Danny Kaye), Joseph Levitch (Jerry Lewis) and Jacob Cohen (Rodney 11:00 a.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. OFFICE WAREHOUSE RETAILIANBLACK REAL ESTATE THE PLACE FOR SPACE941.906.8688www.ian-black.com A unique hands-on approach A dedicated & experienced team Thorough market knowledge Commercial Real Estate with: Temple Beth Israel Shabbat Dinner Temple Beth El Bradenton/LWR Open House Book Discussion and Reading recent novel, Palmyra, at 11:00 a.m. at Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 South Palm Avenue. For more information, please call the bookstore at 941.365.7900.Inheritance: A Social & Legal Force of the family and the nation in ancient Israel. There are a few stories in the Bible centered on the issues of inheritance. Join Dr. Rachel Dulin for a month-long lecture series on how these unique narratives shaped the Jewplace at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays in August at AvivaA Campus for Senior information, please call 941.757.8520.Israel a UNESCO Hotspot international cooperation in the conservation of our worlds cultural and learn why the protection of these sites has led to a colorful picture of the ancient world. This free event begins at 7:00 p.m. at AvivaA Campus for more information, please call 941.757.8520. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS. THEY HELP MAKE THE JEWISH NEWS POSSIBLE. Classes are held on the Campus of The Jewish Federation, 580 McIntosh Rd. in Sarasota. To register or seek more information, please contact Marden Paru, Dean and Rosh Yeshiva at 941.379.5655 or marden.paru@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to the Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva and mail to Marden Paru, 5445 Pamela Wood Way #160, Sarasota, FL 34233. PRESENTS AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2018 COURSES sarasota LIBERAL YESHIVA NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is a 501(c)3 non-prot agency. It is funded, in part, by a grant from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Inquire about multi-course discounts. Scholarships are also available.TRACES OF JUDAISM: FINDING THE TEN LOST TRIBESMONDAYS 3:15 PM 4:30 PM Starting August 6 (Eight Weeks)In exploring the question What happened to the 10 Lost Tribes? we have discovered that there are hints and traces to be found under almost every rock on the planet. Ireland, Scotland, China, Japan, Mesoamerica, Afghanistan and Africa are but a few sites where ancient Israelites seemed to have landed. e connection to past history will be exciting to explore against the backdrop of an evolved Judaism we know today. Instructor: Marden Paru; Fee $60.ISRAEL 70TUESDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting August 7 (Eight Weeks)Many of us may still remember the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. What has happened during these last 70 years is nothing short of being a miracle. An ancient language was revived; Jewish refugees from the Holocaust and those tossed out of Arab-speaking lands now had a home and came together to do nation building. Join us for a retrospective look at these many accomplishments making tiny Israel a giant in elds of technology, medicine, aerospace, agriculture, tourism, cybernetics, etc. Instructor: Marden Paru; Fee $60.THE GOD ELEMENT IN JUDAISMFRIDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting August 10 (Eight Weeks) Judaism cannot be studied without addressing the God element. ere would not be a 3,500-year-old continuous Jewish civilization if the Almighty had not partnered with the ancient Hebrews to create a nation. How else can we explain the long life span of Judaism? What role did the Divine play in the dramatization of the Jewish people through thick and thin, the golden eras and when survival was an imminent threat? Instructor: Marden Paru; Fee $60. 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17 August 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS 404-263-2967 404-263-2967 404-263-2967 Member : ANA, NGC & PCGS THE DUSTY COIN, LLC r Temple Beth Sholoms Youth Havurah 3-7, preparing our youth for a life of Judaism. Join us on Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. For more information, please contact the temple SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Chug Ivri (Advanced Hebrew Circle) 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, AUGUST 3Temple Beth Israel Shabbat Dinner services at 6:45 p.m., at 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. The cost is $30 for TBI members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information, call the ORT Summer BrunchORT America invites members and nonmembers to the ORT Summer Brunch at The Rosemary (411 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota) at 11:00 a.m. Order from a special menu. The cost of $25 is inclusive of the meal, gratuities and a $5 donation to ORT. Mail your check (payable to ORT America) to Ethel Gross, 3919 Panola Lane, Sarasota, FL 34232. Please include a paper with your name, phone, email address and amount enclosed. RSVP by Wednesday, August 1. Please email Ethel at ebg7498@gmail.com so she knows to expect your check. If you have any questions about the brunch, please contact Dana Corn at rxdsc1@yahoo.com or 941.493.0947. SUNDAY, AUGUST 5Temple Beth El Bradenton/LWR Open HouseIf you are not yet a member of TBE, bring a friend and join us from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the temple, 5150 Peridia Blvd. East, Bradenton. See the synaSay hello to some of our board members and congregants. Light refreshple Beth El is the only full-service Reform synagogue in Manatee County. NCJWs The Blankee BeeThe National Council of Jewish Women has an ongoing project called The Blankee Bee. The project has involved its members in making noParents of Preschool Youngsters), residents of Anchin Pavilion, patients at the Florida Cancer Center, and children at Camp Mariposa as a joint venture with JFCS. Join us from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the Federation campus (580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) to make these blankets. The Blankee contact Joan Bour at 941.281.2133 or joanbour5@yahoo.com. MONDAY, AUGUST 6 Sarasota-Manatees Only Jewish NewspaperSERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1971 NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Howard Tevlowitz Jewish art brings love, friendship and shalom to Sarasota-Manatee By Howard Tevlowitz, Federation Executive Director continued on page 3 . Fine . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. On loan from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (the U.S. national organization in the world wide network of Anne Frank organizations, http:// annefrank.com/), this exhibit, located in the library rotunda, comprises thirty panels of pictures against the backdrop of diary excerpts the crux of this The Lovers 1937, courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris HAPPY PASSOVER Advertise in The Jewish News, and Connect with Your Community! More than 60% of readers earn $75,000+, with a quarter earning more than $150,000 annually Over half of readers hold a college or advanced degree More than half of readers frequently purchase products or services from ads seen in our publication well-educated and discerning Jewish households in our area. Contact Robin Leonardi 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.orgDownload the media kit at www.TheJewishNews.org Introduce Your Business to a Powerful Demographic. 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18 August 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS STEP World Caf encouraged to attend this special program designed to create a network of dialogue around questions that really matter: Whats important to Jewish teens in our community and how can STEP help? This free event begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Zell Room on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota. Please bring your friends! 941.552.6308. To register, visit jfedsrq.org/events. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Temple Beth Israel Yoga for SeniorsJoin us on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. for a gentle yet enlivening come! Temple Beth Israel is located at 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. The cost is $10 per class; free for TBI members. For more information, theparadisecenter.org. TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Temple Beth Sholom 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, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Temple Beth Sholom, Multi-Purpose Room, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Cost: $2 for TBS members; $3 for nonmembers. New participants are always welcome. We meet all summer, and lessons are provided Temple Beth Israel Mah JonggJoin us on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for mah jongg games for beginners who want to improve their game and ask questions in a casual environment. Temple Beth Israel is located at 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. The cost is $10 per class; free for TBI members. For more infortheparadisecenter.org.Temple Emanu-El Ice Cream SocialEveryone is warmly invited to join Temple Emanu-Els wonderful rabbis Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Associate Rabbi Michael Shefrin with this festive and friendly evening of conversation, mingling and delicious cold sweet treats. Come meet the Temple Emanu-El family, learn about our warm and special Jewish home, and be sincerely welcomed by all. And yes, the frozen yogurt is our treat! This free event begins at 7:00 p.m. at Menchies Frozen Yogurt, 257 North Cattlemen Road near University Town Center. To RSVP and for more information, contact Kim Sheintal at klapshein@aol.com or 941.921.1433. Jewish Contributions to America: MilitaryJews have proudly served in Americas armed forces since the RevolutionWest, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239.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, at 941.371.2788. 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 r f n r r t t t b r n b r r r n n t b r b b n n f r t f r t r b t r r b b b r n r r r r n f n r n f r f t b r f n t b t t t r r r f n t b t t t r r f r r f rfn tbt ff rf rntbntb tbt f Proud to be serving the Jewish community of SarasotaJoelah Ariel, Realtor Charles Rutenberg Realty www.movetosrq.com movetosrq@gmail.com 941-681-8062Ask me about getting a $500 credit at closing for listing with me. Companions Home Health Aides Transport RN Supervision CNA Services Doctor Visits All Heart Senior Care, LLCwww.allheartseniorcare.com Serving Sarasota and Manatee CountiesCall 24 hours a day941-954-6565Private Duty Home Health 24 hour care available Your home is where our hearts areHomemaker & Companion License 230910 New Bereavement Support Group at JFCS International Film Festival

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19 August 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Temple Beth Israel Yoga for Seniors rffr rfntbttntbbb rfnt bbrbrbb rf b Temple Beth Sholoms Shabbat ShaboomParents and their infants through grade 2 are encouraged to join Melissa Werbow at Temple Beth Sholom (1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota) for Shabbat Shaboom on Saturdays, August 11, 18 and 25 from 11:00 a.m. to noon to play, learn and grow. Snack provided. For more information, conSATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Opening Day for Chabads Kaplan PreschoolThis will be Chabads Kaplan Preschools 21st year of operation. The preschool provides a top-quality learning environment for children ages two values and holidays, while meeting each childs individual learning priorities, thus building a strong and solid educational foundation for the young students. The school is located at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. To schedule a tour or to receive more information, please contact Preschool Director Sara Steinmetz at 941.925.0770 or sara@chabadofsarasota.com. MONDAY, AUGUST 13Temple Emanu-El Preschool Year BeginsThe Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center at Temple Emanu-El (151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) happily opens its doors for another wonderful year of learning and growing in a loving Jewish environment and on our beautiful and newly-renovated campus! Children ages 18 months extended care hours. Outstanding secular learning is enhanced by weekly Shabbat celebrations, joyful Jewish holiday activities, and the acclaimed Six-Pointed Stars Judaic curriculum. For the schedule and tuition information, call Elaine Sharrock, Temple Emanu-El Preschool Director, at 941.377.8074.NCJW Book ClubThe National Council of Jewish Womens Book Club will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota. The book for discussion is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The club usually meets the second Monday of the month. For more information or to sign up, email Barbara Aferiat at barbara@aferiat.com. 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 Sarasota-Manatee and in Israel. Bring your needles or crochet hook and a favorite pattern well supply the yarn and great company! The group meets at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information, email Susan Bernstein at susanhope22@comcast.net. TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 New Bereavement Support Group at JFCS Group at the agencys 2688 Fruitville Road location. Open to people of all faiths and backgrounds, the group will meet for six weekly Wednesday sessions from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The group will explore the impact of loss, share coping skills and cultivate resilience. Other topics, depending on the interests of group members, will also be addressed. A nice bond is formed in the group which often results in new friendships. The cost for the six-session group is $36. Pre-registration is required. For more inforat 941.366.2224 x166. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 International Film FestivalJoin Temple Beth El Bradenton for a screening of The Jewish Cardinal. Directed by Ilan Duran, this is an amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew, even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joins the priesthood. Dinner will be Israeli-themed with falafel, hummus, etc. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the temple, 5150 Peridia Blvd. East, Bradenton. The cost for the movie and dinner is $13 for TBE members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information and reservations, please call rffrnrt btnnntrbrrrtrrf trnbff rfrbnrrnrr rrftrtr f rtnf tttffr rrnrrnftfrtftrtfttrrfnfftrfbf ffffnrfrnrn rffrnrt btnnntrbrrrtrrf trnbff rfrbnrrnrr rrftrtr f rtnf tttffr rrnrrnftfrtftrtfttrrfnfftrfbf ffffnrfrnrn Friendly but serious game! Do you play??? Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish JERUSALEM ROOM, FEDERATION CAMPUS 582 MCINTOSH ROAD $5 pie.Contact Marilyn Oslander941.951.2029marasota@yahoo.com EDERATION C AMPUS Contact Marilyn Oslander Seasoned Bridge... Anyone? The Bridge Group meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. For more information, call Bob Satnickat 941.538.3739 Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish Jerusalem Room, Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road) $5 pie. Friendly but serious game!Contact Marilyn Oslander 941.951.2029 marasota@yahoo.com

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20 August 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Teen Travel Open HouseCalling all Jewish high school teens! Find out about the Federations scholarships for travel to Israel, the AIPAC Policy Conference and more. learn about the application process. Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Zell Room on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 McIntosh THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 Jewish Contributions to America: ScienceGerman-American theoretical physicist Albert Einstein developed the stein never returned to Germany. On the eve of World War II, he alerted President Roosevelt of the potential development of extremely powerful bombs of a new type and recommended American research. Robert Oppenheimer, born in New York, became the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the father of the atomic bomb. Join us at 11:00 a.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. Chabad of Sarasota Open House It will include the short Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by an Oneg Shabbat and an opportunity to meet members, board members, President Steinmetz, whom we are welcoming as they endeavor to establish a permanent Chabad presence in Downtown Sarasota. For the service, a transliterated prayer book is available for all. All are welcome regardless of prior FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution This exhibition, which opens today, explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931-1991), who helped launch and promote the careers of countless rock & roll artists. It also traces the indomitable spirit of a man brought to the U.S. as an 11-year-old Jewish refth Street S., St. Petersburg) is proud to present this iconic exhibition, organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in association with the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, and made possible by the support of Alex Graham, David Graham and Danny Scher. The exhibition will be on display through February 10, 2019. Admission: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $10 for college students, $8 for students under 18. For more information, contact Kristen Wright at 727.820.0100 x242 or kwright@thefhm.org. SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 LChayim HERES TO LIFE ON THE GULF COAST Committed to the Jewish Community for over 20 years, Stacy is passionate about real estate and strives to build ever-lasting relationships based on exceptional service, uncompromising values and a strong work ethic. Stacy Hanan, Realtor941.266.0529StacyHanan@michaelsaunders.com 1605 Main Street | Sarasota, Florida 34236 | 941.951.6660 THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE E J E W R A T A T A Every woman matters here.The Womens Giving Circle [ Maagal Nashim] is a giving circle that empowers women as funders, decision makers and agents of change. Each member contributes $500, and each has an equal voice in directing our funds. The giving circle model multiplies individual actions, creating a tremendous collective impact. In the last five years, we have distributed more than $178,788 in grants to nonprofits in Israel that help women and children of all backgrounds live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Contact Jeremy Lisitza at 941.343.2113 or jlisitza@jfedsrq.org OUR MISSIONTo enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who are in need of help and live in Israel. Connect with SinaiTemple Sinai welcomes you and your family to explore our warm, friendly nosh while learning about all of Temple Sinais exciting and meaningful 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). For more information, call 941.924.1802. SUNDAY, AUGUST 19Women of Sinai Dog Days TheatreJoin Temple Sinais Women of Sinai for a summer theatre and dining experience. The Turn of the Screw comes from the chilling story by writings of Sigmund Freud. Following the show, enjoy an optional postperformance dinner at Caf Baci, 4001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The show begins at 2:00 p.m. at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. To RSVP or for more information, call Patty Schreiber at 941.923.7992 or Janet Tolbert at 941.388.9624. Sarasota Jewish Singles Dinner MeetingThe Sarasota Jewish Singles is an outreach program of Temple Beth Israel to give all Jewish singles in the area the opportunity to meet other men and women who are alone. The group meets once a month for dinner, laughter and a time to turn acquaintances into lifelong friends. Join us at 6:00 p.m. at Connors Steak and Seafood, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. To make a reservation or for more information, call or text Rosalyn Fleischer at TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 NASA Space Plant Biology Lecture chair, about growing vegetables in space. After years of rigorous research, Eds company was selected by the Space Plant Biology program as the controlled release fertilizer product (CRF) to grow vegetables on the International Space Station. Using Florikan CRF, NASA has grown three crops of Outredeous red romaine lettuce and one crop of Tokyo Bekana cabbage on the ISS. Join us at 10:30 a.m. in the Zell Room on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota. This is a free event. RSVP required at jfedsrq.org/events. For more information, contact Brieana Duckett-Graves at 941.552.6305 or bdgraves@jfedsrq.org. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah ClassJoin Rabbi Michael Werbow for an educational experience with a focus on 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, August 22 and 29 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 Movie: Jakob the Liar Jakob the Liar (starring Robin Williams) at 3:00 p.m. at Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Rd., Sarasota. A poor Jewish caf owner in Nazi-occupied Poland overhears a forbidden radio bulletin signaling Soviet military successes against German forces. RSVP required to Judy at 941.929.7771 or chjsarasota@hotmail.com.Why We Sing What We Sing in Synagogue more out of services by discovering how synagogue melodies came into being and how/why they change. Chazzan Abramson has a masters degree in sacred music and a degree in theatre. Refreshments will be served. This free event begins at 4:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Rd. only, between Beneva and Swift). For more information, call Steve Weintraub at 941.922.9322. Holocaust Survivors Rosh Hashanah Luncheon

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21 August 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Jewish Contributions to America: SportsSandy Koufax (baseball), Mark Spitz (Olympic swimming), Max Baer ing) are among the immortal American Jewish athletes. Sandy Koufax dominated Major League Baseball pitchers in the 1960s and became the not to pitch Game One of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur garnered national attention. Join us at 11:00 a.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 CHS Orientation & High Holiday Fair ative Arts & Activities Fair where kids get crafty with unconventional materials to create essential holiday items. This free event takes place from For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at 941.752.3030 or rabbi@chabadofbradenton.com. SUNDAY, AUGUST 26Lessons from the High Holy Days this inspirational program. During Elul, what are the special customs observed, and how do these customs actually help us to renew ourselves? Is this a time for remembering or forgetting the past? Share successful ways to make resolutions that last and to break out of old habits as we earnestly search our hearts for ways to enter the New Year better than before. Join us at 2:00 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. Holocaust Survivors Rosh Hashanah Luncheon WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 Jewish Contributions to America: BusinessBorn in Germany, Levi Strauss came to America at age 18 in 1847. Working during the California Gold Rush, he helped develop the denim blue jeans he patented in 1873 that still feature his name. When he died in 1902, his estate was worth about $6 million, equivalent to $170 million today. Jewish businessmen are among the technology leaders of today, including the founders of Dell, Comcast, Facebook and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Join us at 11:00 a.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 Temple Sinai Gift Shop Re-openingBring a friend to browse and buy as the Women of Sinai unveil the grand re-opening of the Temple Sinai Gift Shop at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, needs and childrens toys, there will be consigned original art, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculptures and collectables including Lenox and more. The gift shop, which will also be open one Wednesday and one Sunday a month, is located at Temple Sinai, 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). For more details, contact Women of Sinai Gift Shop VPs Ronnie Kahn (rskahn26@gmail.com, 914.419.6494) or Rae Levene (res10levene@ gmail.com, 941.751.5340). FRIDAY, AUGUST 31Temple Emanu-El Emanu-Elders ShabbatFeaturing wine, cheese, fresh challah, hot hors doeuvres and even a celebratory cake, Temple Emanu-Els Emanu-Elders Shabbat will salute members of the Greatest Generation and celebrate their spirit and their contributions to the world around us. The entire community and especially those aged 80 and over are welcome for Shabbat blessings, refreshments, friendly socializing, and a special surprise activity and gift. The event, which is hosted by the Membership Committee of Temple Emanu-El, begins at 5:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information, email Kim Sheintal at klapshein@aol.com or call the Join us for the annual luncheon from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Temple sponsored by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, JFCS of the Suncoast, JFCS of the Gulf Coast, and Reservations are a must by Wednesday, August 22. To RSVP or for more information, call Jan Alston at 941.366.2224 x172. SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIES rfntbrf tfb rf ntb r b t ttnbtfb 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 Renew Y o u rJewish Connectionand Observe theHigh Holidaysw i t hB r ade n t o n s P l u r ali s t i c C o n g r e g a t i o n N e r T a m i d F o r J ew s of a l l ba c k g r ou n d s i nc l u din g i n t e r f a ith, no n t r a d it io n a l.FREE OF CHARGEC all For I n f or m a t i on 7 5 5 12 3 1o r e m a i l : s h a l o m @ n e r t a m i d or i d a o r g www n e r t a mi d o r i d a o rg R o s h H aS h a n a h Sept. 10Y o m K i pp u r Sept 18 & 19Kol Nidrei featuring classical pianist John Hetherington Send your Jewish Happenings to jewishnews@jfedsrq.org

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22 August 2018 Tzi-yo-noot Zionism Kzohar Ha-Ivrit T Tzi-yo-noot) is heard a lot these days. In Israel, Zionism is understood as the political movement based in biblical roots, which brought about the creation of the modern State of Israel in the ancient Jewish ever, those who deny the right of Israel to exist call Zionism a racist ideology. Zionism is attacked in the UN and in the western media by people who do not understand the movements history and principles. My focus in this column is to examine the etymology of the word Tzi-yo-noot and thereby better understand its tenets and advocacy. The noun Tzi-yo-noot, Zionism, is derived from the feminine noun Tzi-yon. The origin of the name Tzi-yon is unclear. Some scholars say it is based on the root meaning erect a mark and, thereby, Tzi-yon means a landmark. Others connect it with meaning protect, thus the name Tzi-yon means a fortress or a citadel. And, there are those who link Tzi-yon to a dry place, thereby Tzi-yon means a bare hill. In the Bible the name Tzi-yon appears 154 times. At times it is recorded as the name of Ye-ru-sha-la-yim (Isa 2:3) and at times Tzi-yon is mentioned as the name of the entire Land of Israel (Isa 4:3). Moreover, it is interesting Ye-rusha-la-yim, which included the Temple Mount, is named (II Kgs 19:31), and the name of the fortress on the southern side of Ye-ru-sha-la-yim conquered by David is called Me-tzudat Tzi-yon (II Sam 5:7). It is clear then, that during the biblical era, Tzi-yon was a familiar name echoing both the political and religious spectra. Politically speaking, not only were the country and its capital called Tzi-yon but the nation as a whole was called Bat Tzi-yon the daughter of Zion (Lam 4:22). And, in terms of religious teachings, the Temple Mount was called making it obvious that ki mi-Tzi-yon tetze Torah udvar Adonai mi-Yru-sha-la-yim literally the instruction of Torah shall come forth from Tzi-yon the word of the Lord from Ye-ru-sha-la-yim (Isa. 2:3). In short, from time immemorial, the term Tzi-yon unites the land, the people, the city and the faith into one. It is not surprising that with the rise of Jewish nationalism in the 19 th century, Tzi-yo-noot was the appropriate name to be given to the political movement, which advocated the Jewish national cause. It is not an accident that members of the 18th Zionist Congress (1839) voted to be their anthem. This poem that ends with the hope to be a free people in our land, in Eretz Tzion vi-Y-ru-sha-la-yim articulates best the central theme of the Jewish political movement called Tziyo-noot. It is equally not surprising that, in 1948, was chosen to be Israels national anthem. of biblical literature at Spertus College in Chicago, and an adjunct professor A Swiss heroE xactly eighty years ago, on August 18, 1938, the Swiss government closed its borders to Germany. Every movement of Jews crossing into Switzerland was declared by the government to be illegal, and refugees were forced back to Germany or Austria. One man, however, refused to adopt what he considered to be a heartless policy. The subsequent actions of Paul Grninger, a Swiss border police commander, would save several thousand Jews who otherwise would have been denied sanctuary. Born on October 27, 1891, in St. Gallen, the son of a cigar shop owner, Grninger lived a simple lifestyle not especially involved in matters outside of his home town. During World War I, when Switzerland was neutral, he served in the Swiss army as a lieutenant. After the war he joined the border police, rising to the rank of colonel, and soon became commander of the border police for St. Gallen Canton. When the Nazis came to power in more easily identify (and thus, reject) Jews. In 1939 Switzerland decided not to admit refugees on religious or racial grounds, thereby further denying Jews access. It was in this context that Paul Grninger was approached every day by German and Austrian Jews seeking asylum and, as he heard their stories, he could scarcely believe his ears. When faced with choosing between following the law or staying true to his moral code, his sense of compassion made it impossible to turn the Jews away. Grninger realized he would be putting himself at risk by doing what he thought was humane and right, but believed that saving lives was far more important than preserving his job. Through following his conscience, he admitted over 3,600 Jews by falsifying their passports and entry papers or turning a blind eye when necessary. winter clothes for refugees who had been forced to leave all their belongings behind. The new arrivals, treated as legal refugees, would be taken to a camp established at Diepoldsau near the Austrian frontier, where, aided by Jewish organizations, they could await permits for a temporary stay in SwitzerOn April 3, 1939, however, Grninger Corporal Antn Schneider, standing Grningers way in, Schneiders orders commander-in-chief. Grninger knew instinctively why he was being stopped. A friend working at a border post in Bregenz, Austria, had informed him that he was on the Gestapos blacklist due to having helped a Jewish woman, who he had already assisted to escape from Austria, recover her jewels. She had left them at a hotel in Bregenz, and Grninger contacted Ernest Prodolliet of the Swiss consulate in Bregenz to collect the jewels for her. Prodolliet and Grninger had worked together on missions like this before. The woman was so grateful for Grningers help that she wrote about his kindness in a letter to some friends; the Gestapo intercepted the letter, imprisoned the hobegan to keep an eye on Grninger. Soon after this, the Swiss authorities learned of Grningers illegal activities and dismissed him. Placed on trial in proceedings that would last two years, the court found him guilty of a had his pension revoked, was forced court accepted that his actions were honorable, they declared that as a his orders, refused entrance to Jews, DQG\003QRW\003IDOVL\277\003HG\003Rrv\003\003FLDO\003GRFXPHQWV\021 Grninger was publicly humiliated and lived the rest of his life with a prison record, making it practically impossiredress or recognition for his actions, instead focusing on surviving and supporting his family. In 1954 he claimed, My personal well-being, measured against the cruel fate of these thousands, was so insiger even took the consequences of his actions into consideration. When Paul Grninger died at the age of 81 on February 22, 1972, his family was still living in near poverty. In December 1970 the Swiss government sent Grninger a letter of apology, but at the same time still refused him his pension. Then, a year before his death, Israels Yad Vashem recognized him as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. In 1994 the Swiss government published a Declaration of nulling his conviction. In 1998 the Parliament of St. Gallen Canton agreed to compensate Grningers descendants, and his family put the money into the Paul Grninger Foundation, an organization that works to reward outstanding acts of humanity and courage that align with Grningers actions. 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23 August 2018 Stars of David Persons in are deemed by Nate Bloom to be Jewish ish parent and were not raised in a faith other than Judaism and dont identify with a faith other than Judaism as an adult. Converts to Judaism, of course, are Nate Bloom (see column at le ) has become a family history expert in 10 years of doing his celebrity column, and he has expert friends who can help when called on. Most family history experts charge $1,000 or more to do a full family-tree search. However, Bloom knows that most people want to start with a limited search of one family line.So heres the deal:Write Bloom at nteibloom@aol.com and enclose a phone number. Nate will then contact you about starting a limited search. If that goes well, additional and more extensive searches are possible. The rst search fee is no more than $100. No upfront cost. Also, several of this newspapers readers have asked Bloom to locate friends and family members from their past, and thats worked out great for them. So contact him about this as well.Interested in Your Familys History? Now streaming on Amazon is A Very English Scandal a three-episode BBC Thorpe (1929-2014), the British Liberal Party leader from 1970-76. Thorpe was a charismatic, articulate man who was at the cusp of real power several times (via a coalition with another, ended when he was accused of being involved in a plot to murder a man he which got good reviews, was directed by 77, a twotime Oscar nominee. Thorpe was married to Marion Stein (1926-2014) from 1973 until her me look up Stein. Born in Vienna, she was a prominent musician. Obits seem to imply her mother wasnt Jewish, but her maternal grandmothers maiden name was Cohn, so my research jury is still out about Marion being Jewish (at least in a halachic sense). Stein was a beautiful woman husband, George Lascelles, the Earl of cousin (his mother and her father were siblings). At his birth, Lascelles was 6 th in line to the throne. Stein wed the Earl in an Anglican ceremony and I presume she adopted his faith. They had two sons. The elder son, the present Earl, is as close as a possibly halachic Jew has ever come to the throne. By the way, Queen Mary, the grandmother of George Lascelles and Queen Elizabeth II, initially objected to Stein joining the extended royal family. Lascelles once summed up Marys objections to Stein in three words: Jewish. Doesnt hunt. Casual Casual begins streaming its 4 th Tuesday, July 31. The series centers on three characters: Valerie ( 46), a therapist; her brother, Alex, a high-tech guy; and Valeries assistant, Leia (, 34) became a pretty important character in the 3rd season. 62, who played Alexs father, was a central character in several 2nd season episodes. The series was created by 30, and the principal director is 40. This series has received great reviews and is really worth watching. But be warned: its too exhausting to watch three seasons in one go. Without really spoiling things, just be advised that the characters evolve and you come to realize they all have severe angry at them because they arent the uncomplicated good folks you think Whatever your opinion about the Russian government, there is no denying that the Russian soccer (football) team played very well at this years World Cup. Russia had the only Jewish player in the World Cup matches held in Russia. The player is 31, a defenseman who has the Russian national team since 2011. Russian Maccabi team and played in the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. (Thanks to Jewish Sports Review magazine for this tip). 18, a 2018 in Los Angeles, was the best Jewish school basketball player in the country during his senior year. Turell led his team to a 29-8 league record as he time basketball Division I colleges and universities (including two service academies). Ultimately, however, he decided late this spring that he couldnt go to a college where observing Shabing Yeshiva University, a Division III school, this fall. at age 87, seemed the epitome of the good-looking WASP boy-next-door. the son of a Jewish father and a GerPDQ\003&DWKROLF\003PRWKHU\021\003+LV\003IDWKHU\003ZDV\003 abusive and his mother walked out on him when Tab was a toddler (she renamed him Arthur Gelien). Tab was a practicing Catholic most of his life, but his male life partner of 35 years, who outlived him, is Jewish. Tzi-yo-noot Zionismhis orders, refused entrance to Jews, Grninger was publicly humiliated and lived the rest of his life with a prison record, making it practically impossiredress or recognition for his actions, instead focusing on surviving and supporting his family. In 1954 he claimed, My personal well-being, measured against the cruel fate of these thousands, was so insiger even took the consequences of his actions into consideration. When Paul Grninger died at the age of 81 on February 22, 1972, his family was still living in near poverty. In December 1970 the Swiss government sent Grninger a letter of apology, but at the same time still refused him his pension. Then, a year before his death, Israels Yad Vashem recognized him as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. In 1994 the Swiss government published a Declaration of nulling his conviction. In 1998 the Parliament of St. Gallen Canton agreed to compensate Grningers descendants, and his family put the money into the Paul Grninger Foundation, an organization that works to reward outstanding acts of humanity and courage that align with Grningers actions. Although most recognition came after Grningers death, his decision to save those in need has served as a model of moral behavior for the world today. 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24 August 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldRitual Rescue What happens to Judaica when our kids dont want it? A war orphans journey from trauma to transcendence, with all the stops along the way The Jewish News T his is one of the most heartwrenching and ultimately upbackground of this personal memoir, it is the driving force of the authors life and of her parents death and the death of many other relatives. It is the story of living in a vacuum that created selfdoubt, depression and poor choices. Sylvias story is a highly complex one that is simply told in an open, friendly manner. It is a story of selfdiscovery and self-making. It is a story about victory after failures, humiliations and destructive patterns of behavior. It is honest to its core. Three-year-old Sylvias parents managed to arrange for the young girl and her two older sisters to reach safety before the parents met their deaths at Auschwitz. She reached the United States at the age of seven, along with her sisters Rita, then fourteen, and Susi, a year or so younger. The series of traumas that brought Sylvia to New York obliterated her memory and left her with emptiness, foreboding and a sense of unworthiness. She is taken in by her uncle Sam, who shows strong affection, and his wife Gerdy, who treats wealthy and caring man, helps her gain balance, but after his death, with no continuing support from his heirs, she is back in a panic situation for herself and her son David, whom she must often support even in his adulthood. One of her more eccentric relationships is with a young man named Jannek, a Czech student studying in Germany. At sixty-two, Sylvia is about forty years older than her suitor, but she travels to Germany to live with him. It is in the country that still holds the secrets of her early childhood that Sylvia begins telling her story to various groups, people of all ages and backgrounds, and their positive responses create a mission that soon dominates her life. The feedback she gets even ameliorates her hostility to the German people. While in Germany, her birth and meets individuals who knew her parents and even knew the toddler Sylvia. Amazingly, she also meets the woman who so many years ago, at the age of nineteen, was entrusted by Sylvias mother with the fate of her three daughters. While the historical and personal events, the few satisfying and frequent debilitating relationships, the kaleidoscopic moods, and hard-won insights of A Life Rebuilt are enough to draw readers to the book and its amazingly resilient author, it is Sylvias voice that is extraordinarily compelA Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, by Sylvia Ruth Gutmann. Epigraph trade paperback $18.95. her terribly, amplifying the childs sense of unworthiness. This couple has two sons, the older of which, Michel, becomes a lifelong friend, but there are periods of hostility between these cousins. Sylvia has no memories, and she has a struggle to access the English language necessary for her education. from conversations with Rita, who serves a maternal role. Rita builds a sense of Sylvias past that is largely accurate, but many decades later, as an old woman, Sylvia discovers inaccuraside of Ritas knowledge. During her school years, Sylvia gains solace from her sense of nonbelonging by over-indulging in sweets, and her weight problem brings humiliation. Addictive behavior of various kinds shows up throughout much of her life, as do periods of self-control choices in men seem to too often end up being disasters, plunging her that allow her a modest income. The yearning to free herself from poor choices and low self-esteem brings her to successful periods of professional therapy. And Rita is always available, if not in person, then over the phone, to console her. Over time, Sylvia gains selfpositive marriage, with Milton, a very ling. It is a voice like no other: sometimes frantic, sometimes ecstatic, sometimes fragile, sometimes strong, but always authentic and deeply revelatory. Over the decades, it shifts from being a voice of innocence to a voice of experience. It is a most remarkable and Sylvia Ruth Gutmann immigrated with her two older sisters to the United States in 1946, four years after the murder of her parents in Auschwitz. Sylvia is a former spokesperson on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York City. Every year she shares her story at numerous Warrior ceremonies organized by the U.S. Military. She has also spoken extensively throughout Europe and was granted honorary German citizenship in 2002 for her peace activism. Sylvia currently lives in Massachusetts. In addition to having spent several years in Berlin, she has also lived in New York City, San Diego, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Rhinebeck, New York. Over the years her friends learned to use a pencil when adding her home to their address book! See https://sylviaruth gutmann.com/. 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25 August 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldRitual Rescue What happens to Judaica when our kids dont want it?I n her article My Obsession with Buying Abandoned Jewish Objects, author Linda Pressman describes how she found herself immersed into what I like to call Ritual Rescue saving discarded Jewish ritual items. Pressman writes: right after I got married. I was at a rundown antique mall and there it was: someones abandoned brass and made in Israel. The sales tag said only Candelabra. I bought it. Thus began Ms. Pressmans resparents. They were forced from their homes by the Nazis, who stole not only the familys Judaica treasures, but their attachment to Jewish observance as well. Pressman puts it this way: As a college student I literally had to claw my way back into my own religion and raise myself Jewish. Scouring secondhand and antique stores for Jewtradition that, for her, was nearly lost forever. I can relate. In my 20 years as a rabbi, a majority of those years were spent serving older Jewish congregants. Many of these elder Jews had collected dozens of Jewish ritual items, from drawers full of Bar and Bat Mitzvah commemorative kippot to ornate wine-stained, deeply creased tallitot that prior to making the journey to the local Goodwill store, often ended up in my hands. Im downsizing, said Ellen, a 90-year-old who was about to move into a retirement community. I tried to give my husbands tallis and to my son, but he didnt want them. I just couldnt throw them into the giveaway box, so I brought them to you. And Ellen wasnt the only one. Over the years, elderly Jews have brought me Shabbat candlesticks, ornate Chanukah menorahs, battered Kiddush cups, and tion of mezuzot from around the world! And even though Im running out of storage space, with love and gratitude I accept them all. Like author Linda Pressman, I also scour the Goodwill and secondhand Kiddush cup (one said Baruch ben Yosef 1955), a Shalom wall plaque or a tattered matzah cover, I buy them all. Ironically, as a board member for an international Jewish organization, the opportunity to assist emerging Jewish communities in isolated areas of the world. In this capacity I am able to send discarded American Judaica to congregations like those in Uganda, Madagascar and Nicaragua. In addition, I often bring these items to members of my own congregation in southern Italy all of whom are enormously appreciative to receive them. But these gifts do not solve the problem of what to do about family Judaica that children or grandchildren dont want. For those of us who are holding on to Bubbys Seder plate or Zaydes tallis there are some steps we can take to keep our Jewish family heirlooms in our families. Start by taking your Judaica out of the box, freshen it and display it in your home. That means taking Zaydes tallis to the dry cleaner or having your caregiver help you polish the brass Chanukah menorah. When your Judaica looks loved and cared for, your pride in your heritage will be obvious to your family. Then you can take time to explain the to your grandchildren and great grands. For example, weave a story around Zaydes tallis : I remember when your great grandfather wore this on Rosh and play with the fringes Personalize your Judaica with happy memories, and your family members will want to embrace those memories by bringing the long-lost Judaica into their homes. If you have no one to whom you can pass on a treasured Kiddush cup, Seder plate or spice box, share your items with a local synagogue that welcomes Jews by Choice. Often, someone who has converted to Judaism does not have family treasures and would appreciate bringing your Judaica into her/his family. Last year in a local Goodwill store I found a very old Kiddush cup. It sat on a shelf crowded with an assortment of pewter and silver goblets and was so tarnished that I nearly missed the inscriptions. Engraved on the cup, complete with a delicate Magen David, were the names of three generations of Bar Mitzvah boys and the dates of their celebrations. The cup was nearly 100 years old. Sad as it was to see where this treasure ended up, my Ritual Rescue instinct kicked in and I brought the Kiddush cup home. Now I use it for Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, encouraging our Italian boys and girls, whose families are reclaiming their Jewish roots, to lift the cup, make the blessing and give new life to a tradition one family has lost, but for others has been rediscovered and embraced. In ancient times our sages encouraged hiddur mitzvah , which means to enrich our Jewish ceremonies with the most beautiful ritual objects we can \277\003QG\021\003\000DQ\\000RI\003WKHVH\003JRUJHRXV\003LWHPV\003 now hide in storage bins or sit forlorn on secondhand store shelves just waiting for a familys attention once more. From your table to your descendants table, to a converts table to the rickety table in an emerging congregation Ritual Rescue can bring our Judaica back to life. For ten years Rabbi Barbara Aiello served the Aviva Campus for Senior rently as Avivas Rabbi Emerita, she shares her experiences on Aging JewA war orphans journey from trauma to transcendence, with all the stops along the wayling. It is a voice like no other: sometimes frantic, sometimes ecstatic, sometimes fragile, sometimes strong, but always authentic and deeply revelatory. Over the decades, it shifts from being a voice of innocence to a voice of experience. 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26 August 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD Israeli residents go public with heartfelt aid to SyriansI needed those people to know who we are. I want them to feel a tiny bit of solidarity, Temple Beth Israel is Here for You. Temple Beth Israel 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key www.tbi-lbk.orgRabbi Stephen L. Sniderman will conduct services with Music Director Dr. Ann Stephenson-Moe Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Yom Kipp 2018-5779 Where will you be for the High Holy Days? SignUp Here SignUp Here Stay up-to-date on: Events News Opportunities in the SarasotaManatee Jewish Community DONT MISS OUT!Registering for The Jewish Federations weekly email newsletter means you wont miss out on important community information. Get updated EVERY Thursday! Sign up at JFEDSRQ.org Salam Aleikum began the letter that hundreds of Syrian refugees found attached to tents they received last week via the Israel Defense Forces Operation Good Neighbor. The letter was hastily written in English by Gal Lusky, who has been supplying humanitarian aid to Syrian victims of the civil war since 2011 Flying Aid. Finally, she wanted to introduce herself. Although you are considered to be our sworn enemies and although teers were risking their lives, as the descendants of Jews that survived the Flying Aid, proud Jewish citizens of the State of Israel, sanctify life and will not stand idly by as women and children are continuously slaughtered, Lusky wrote. Within 24 hours, she started receiving emails in response including childrens drawings that brought tears to her eyes. Im so emotional about it, Lusky tells ISRAEL21c. I needed those people to know who we are. I want them to souls as well as their stomachs. Israeli Flying Aid secured most of the 300 tents, 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby formula, three pallets of medical supplies, and 30 tons of clothes and shoes sent overnight by the IDF last week to tens of thousands of Syrian Daraa region of southwest Syria. We worked delicately in the beginning and didnt want to embarrass those we are helping, Lusky says, but recently she explained to opposition political leaders in southern Syria that precious time is wasted removing identifying labels from medication and other desperately needed supplies coming from Israel. They said, Gal, were risking ourselves anyway and well take what we can to help our people. And so she decided to go public with the effort that has been going on for years in cooperation with the IDF not including Israeli Flying Aids other covert activities around the world since 2005. Luskys passion to help has been matched by other individual Israelis, residents constantly hear shooting, exover the Syrian border. The Golan Regional Council, encompassing 32 Israeli towns and villages, has made several appeals over the past few years for residents to collect items that the IDF deemed most needed by Syrian refugees everything from blankets to sunshades. A message sent out on July 1 has garnered the largest response to date, council spokeswoman Dalia Amos tells ISRAEL21c. This time there was a huge response from all over the country, not only our communities. I think what really excited everyone was that we asked for families to make bags for Syrian children containing small toys, coloring pages and sweets. We emailed all the children in the Golan a blessing in Arabic that they can print out or copy over and put in their packages, Amos says. My daughter asked me, What about the mommies? I said, When a mommy sees her child happy, its one moment when she will also be happy, Amos reports. The council is getting calls from as far away as Gaza border communities where Israelis have their own worries daily wishing to bring care packages to the Golan. We have factories and stores calling us too, says Amos. One toy store here is donating wood toys with Arabic lettering on them. Amos emphasizes that Golan residents have been collecting supplies, clothes and toys all year round to transfer to Syrian refugees through the IDF. Some of these Israeli donations are channeled through the Louisiana-based Friend Ships Unlimited humanitarianaid organization, which has volunteers from the U.S. stationed locally. of their own, requesting donations of shoes and sandals, boys and mens pans, dolls and bottled water for Syrian refugees. Teri Shields, head of the Friend nization is committed to working in Israel for four years, or as long as the IDF Good Neighbor project needs us. Friend Ships operates the medical Camp Ichay) set up in August 2017 at a former IDF outpost on the IsraeliSyrian border to care for Syrian war victims. A huge playground was built there as well. The army got the area ready for the clinic, and we brought in our tents and equipment and personnel because Israelis arent allowed to work there, even those with dual citizenship, says Shields. Were 100% volunteer and in desperate need of doctors and nurses. camp that has treated 6,000 patients and served a total of 8,000 people in the past 11 months. help in any way they can. The heart of the Israeli people in the Golan is just phenomenal. Theyre giving to people who would otherwise be considered their enemies. Its amazing to me, says Shields. continued on next page

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27 August 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD 140 kosher characters twitter.com/jfedsrq Israeli residents go public with heartfelt aid to SyriansISRAEL21c...continued from previous page WITH GUEST SPEAKERRABBI JOSEPH TELUSHKIN Tuesday, March 19, 201910:00 amTemple Beth Sholom1050 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237RSVP by March 11 at jnf.org/sarasotagoiMORE INFORMATION Uri Smajovits, Director, Northern Florida 727.536.5263 or usmajovits@jnf.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND GUARDIAN OF ISRAEL AWARD BRUNCH Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets. Visit jfedsrq.org rf Thus far, the IDFs Operation Good Neighbor has coordinated the transfer of 1,524 tons of food, 947,520 liters of fuel, 7,933 diaper packages, 54 tons of baby food, 24,900 boxes of medicine and medical equipment, 775 medical equipment units, 250 tons of clothing, 13,920 hygienic products, and more than 300 tents to Syrians since June 2016. Israeli Flying Aid has sent millions of dollars worth of medical supplies to 14 hospitals and clinics in Syria. Equipment is donated by Baylor University Medical Center in Texas, while medication is purchased with contributions from American Jewish organizations and Israelis. The IDF brings everything in on our behalf. They take all the risk and do amazing work. In the last two and a half years that the fence is open they are spending millions on the manpower and logistics to make this possible, putting their soldiers at tremendous risk even to bring wounded Syrians into Israel, says Lusky. The IDF-sponsored 20-bed maternity hospital inside Syria also is supplied with Baylor medical equipment and baby formula donated to Israeli Flying Aid by Israeli companies. Many of the moms are too stressed to breastfeed, and they cannot work with many Israeli manufacturers and supermarkets that open their hearts and give donations of everything from formula to shoes. tions name in the news in 2013 when it delivered 70 tons of winter clothing and bedding for Syrian civil war refugees collected by Israeli youth groups in 14 cities. This week, Israeli Flying Aid has arranged for another 3,000 tents to be shipped from China to help shelter hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians, and aims to provide 20,000 tents altogether. Lusky says supplies sent by the UN reach only Assads regime, and she hopes direct American aid can be provided, through Israel, to desperate children and women of the opposition. The regime is pushing them toward our border fence. In the last pion bites. They need anti-venom and asthma medications. Everything is so hectic and even simple infections can cause death when there are no antibiotics, Lusky says. For more information, please visit http://ifaid.com/ or http://www.friend ships.org/. Abigail Klein Leichman is a writer and a specialty writer and copy editor at a freelanced for a variety of newspapers continued on next page KH\003\263%OHVVLQJ\RRP\264\003LQ\003WK\H\003\000D]RU\003/DGDFK\003\277\003HOG\003FOLQLF\003 ZKHUH\003\\000ULDQ\003SDWLHQWV\003FDQ\003\FKRRVH\003FORWKLQ\J\003GRQDWHG\003E\\000\,VUDHOLV \013SKRWR\003FRXUWH\V\\000RI\003\

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The process included meetings with potential candidates, internal deliberations and consultations with the candidate, the Nominating Committee Agencys Board of Governors at the opening plenary of its meeting on June 24 in Jerusalem. born in Israel in 1960. When his father served as Israels Ambassador to the and graduated from The Ramaz Jewish ed Jewish youth camps, Ramah and the U.S., studying International Relations, English Literature and Arabic at Cornell and NYU Universities. Jewry all his life. From 2007-2009, he was the Minister of the Jewish Diaspora, Society and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism, taking a major part in anti-BDS activities following the Second Lebanon War, leading the international Forum against Anti-Semitism and chairing Taglit-Birthright. zog laid the foundation for the historic compromise on egalitarian prayer at the Kotel that was adopted for all religious streams. Over the last 20 years, he has been a regular speaker and participant at The Jewish Federations of North Americas General Assembly. zog was elected Chairman of the Labor Party in November 2013, making him Leader of the Opposition. In 2014, +HU]RJ\003OHG\003WKH\003DOOLDQFH\003EHWZHHQ\003WKH\003 Labour Party and MK Tzipi Livnis +DWQXD\003DUW\)65.1 (\017\003FUHDWLQJ\003WKH\003=LRQLVW\003 Union, Israels largest central-left political party. In addition to his Ministry of the (2005), Minister of Tourism (20062007) and Minister of Welfare & Social Services (2007-2011). Prior to that he served as Government Secretary \013\024\034\034\034\020\025\023\023\024\f\021\003+H\003DOVR\003VHUYHG\003DV\003WKH\003,V\020 rael Government Coordinator for the provision of humanitarian aid to the population of Gaza in 2008-2009. BRIEFS continued on next page SHIFT IN SAUDI MEDIAS ATTITUDE TO ISRAELIrans military involvement in the region is perceived by Saudis as an existential threat to their country. Israel, on the other hand, is not perceived as a threat to Saudi Arabia, but as a potential ally in the struggle against Iran. Against this backdrop, Saudi intellectuals, journalists and writers have been increasingly expressing open support for Israel, even calling to normalize relations and make peace with it. mad placed the responsibility for the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in the confrontations on the Gaza border on +DPDV\003DQG\003,UD\Q\021 +H\003ZURWH\003RQ\003ZLWWHU\003RQ\003\000D\\000\024\027\017\003 2018: The whole thing was an Iranian expense of the children of Gaza, and this is unacceptable. Saudi businessman Khalid AlAshaerah tweeted on the same day: bombing of our mosques, no targeting of the sacred compounds [in Mecca and Medina], and no incitement against us... They havent attacked us or supported TOURISM TO ISRAEL KEEPS RISING Israels Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday, June 11, that 395,900 tourists came to Israel in May 2018, 14% more than in May 2017 and 33% more than in May 2016. ( Globes)NETANYAHU OFFERS TO SAVE COUNTLESS IRANIAN LIVES WITH ISRAELI WATER TECH On Sunday, June 10, Israeli Prime Iranians solutions to their growing water problems in a two-minute YouTube video. Israel stands with the people of Iran and that is why I want to save countless Iranian lives. Irans meteorological organization says that nearly of drought. Israel also has water challenges. Weve developed cutting-edge technologies to address them. Israel recycles nearly 90% of its waste-water... Israel has the knowhow to prevent environmental catastrophe in Iran. I want to share this information with the people of Iran. Sadly, Iran bans Israelis from visiting, so well have to get creative. We will launch a Farsi website with detailed plans on how Iranians can recycle their waste-water. We will show how Iranian farmers can save their crops and feed their families. The Iranian regime shouts: Death to Israel. In response, Israel shouts: Life to the Iranian people.... We are with you. We will help so that millions of Iranians dont have to suf

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29 August 2018 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 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD continued from previous page BRIEFS been increasingly expressing open support for Israel, even calling to normalize relations and make peace with it. mad placed the responsibility for the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in the confrontations on the Gaza border on 2018: The whole thing was an Iranian expense of the children of Gaza, and this is unacceptable. Saudi businessman Khalid AlAshaerah tweeted on the same day: bombing of our mosques, no targeting of the sacred compounds [in Mecca and Medina], and no incitement against us... They havent attacked us or supported TOURISM TO ISRAEL KEEPS RISING Israels Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday, June 11, that 395,900 tourists came to Israel in May 2018, 14% more than in May 2017 and 33% more than in May 2016. ( Globes)NETANYAHU OFFERS TO SAVE COUNTLESS IRANIAN LIVES WITH ISRAELI WATER TECHOn Sunday, June 10, Israeli Prime Iranians solutions to their growing water problems in a two-minute YouTube video. Israel stands with the people of Iran and that is why I want to save countless Iranian lives. Irans meteorological organization says that nearly of drought. Israel also has water challenges. Weve developed cutting-edge technologies to address them. Israel recycles nearly 90% of its waste-water... Israel has the knowhow to prevent environmental catastrophe in Iran. I want to share this information with the people of Iran. Sadly, Iran bans Israelis from visiting, so well have to get creative. We will launch a Farsi website with detailed plans on how Iranians can recycle their waste-water. We will show how Iranian farmers can save their crops and feed their families. The Iranian regime shouts: Death to Israel. In response, Israel shouts: Life to the Iranian people.... We are with you. We will help so that millions of Iranians dont have to sufJEWISH-ARAB DEMOGRAPHY DEFIES CONVENTIONAL WISDOMIn 2016, there were 3.16 births per Jewish woman in Israel compared with 3.11 per Arab woman. Almost all Arab girls in Israel and the West Bank now complete high school, and increasingly enroll in colleges and universities, a process that has delayed the wedding age. According to the Population Reference Bureau, women in the Palestinian Authority rank second (72%) following Morocco (78%) and together with Jordan (70%) among Muslim users of contraceptives and general avoidance of pregnancy. Furthermore, an intense urbanization process has transformed Arabs in the West Bank from a 70% rural society in 1967 to a 75% urban society from a society which provided a convenient environment for a multitude of children who were considered an essential labor force, to a society which does not require many children. Indeed, a dramatic decline in Islamic fertility rate has taken place throughout the Muslim world. Moreover, there has been an Arab net-emigration from the West Bank of around 20,000 annually in recent years. In 2017, the share of Jewish births in Israel was 76.5%. The rise of Israels Jewish fertility rate is due to the secular Jewish sector, including the yuppies of Tel Aviv a derivative of the high level of optimism and patriotism, the attachment to national roots, and a sense of collective-communal responsibility. Palestinian numbers which are regurgitated without due diligence, there are 6.6 million Jews in Israel, next to 1.85 million Israeli Arabs and 1.85 million Arabs in the West Bank. (Yoram Ettinger, a member of the AmericanIsrael Demographic Research Group, Jewish Policy Center)SOME OF THE 70 REASONS I LOVE ISRAELIsrael helped 30 countries foil terrorist attacks in 2017. Israeli technology helped identify the terrorists on the overwhelming output of the surveillance cameras at the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. 90% of our wastewater is recycled. Spain is No. 2 with 20%. 93% of Israeli homes use solar energy for water heating, the highest percentage in the world. Israel has the largest percentage of vegans per capita in the world 5% of the population. Over 500 million birds migrate through the skies of Israel twice a year, but a researcher, using radar, a motorized glider, drones and a network of birdwatchers, planned alternate commercial air routes, reducing bird-plane collisions by 76%. Israelis have more children than any other Western democracy. Of Israeli moms with four or more children, 62.5% work full-time. Actually, double time. According to Startup Genome, Tel Aviv has more start-ups per capita than anywhere else, and it has 61 companies on NASDAQ. Thats more than Europe, Japan, Korea and China combined. Israel has the highest percentage of start-ups in the world and is second only to the U.S. in absolute terms. (Barbara Sofer, Jerusalem Post) Get to know Israel and her people! VisitSarasotaLovesIsrael.com rff rntbSee website or restaurant for details.Tradition never tasted so delicious. tooj ays.com | Sarasota | Westfield Siesta Key | 3501 S. Tamiami Trail | 941-362-3692

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30 August 2018 COMMENTARY Opinions and letters printed in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee do not necessarily re ect those of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, its Board of Directors or sta or its advertisers. The truth about Hamas and the Gaza confrontation Wake-up call From the Bimah Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_518_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 5/31/18 12:08 PM states. Yes, the loss of life has been condemned, but the United States, Russia and most of the Arab world knew that Israel was defending itself, its determination to protect its people and blot out the threats of those who seek its destruction. its leader, Yahya Sinwar, is to take down the border with Israel and then we will tear their hearts from their bodies. That did not happen and will not happen because the Israel Defense Forces will protect its citizens, will E very Friday, for eight weeks, from March 30 to May 15, the sponsored and led protests against Israel and the borders that separate Israel from Gaza. What was the goal Israel, the Palestinians and the world it was still a major force in the area that could challenge and defeat Israel. +DPDV\003VRXJKW\003WR\003DWWDLQ\003WKLV\003 goal by providing free transportation throughout the Gaza Strip to the border. Men, women and children were urged to paid $14 a person or $100 a family for those willing to risk their lives in this confrontation. If anyone was injured, then ordered their own soldiers, from commander to operatives, to go to the border dressed as civilians to direct the attack on Israel. The wish was to make matters appear that Israel was wounding and killing innocent civilians in their determination to maintain control of the border. The publicity that would emanate from the belief that civilians were killed would hurt Israel in the eyes of the world. The fact that hundreds of people died in this misadventure meant nothing to the leadership grieving families that these deaths made each man, woman and child a martyr for the cause of what is best for Gaza. Families were told that martyrdom is a privilege and those who died would receive a just reward in the afterlife. One can only ask how consoling is this? These riots, which should never have taken place, have not critically harmed the relationship between Israel, Egypt, Jordan or most of the Gulf keep Israels families safe and will knows this. Mahmoud Abbas knows this. The leadership of Iran knows this. And those who support Israels actions as they face their enemies know this. It is hoped that the realization of this fact will end attacks against Israel and the desire to destroy our people and their families. ing chair of the Robert and Esther +HOOHU\003&RPPXQLW\\000HODWLRQV\003&RP\020 PLWWHH\017\003IRUPHUO\\000NQRZQ\003DV\003WKH\003+HOOHU\003 ,VUDHO\003$GYRFDF\\000,QLW\LDWLYH\021 Only about ten years ago, people were living their lives without something most individuals in todays society cannot live without. The smartphone. The attachment is so great, a recent poll shows that most people would give up on chocolate for a week instead of one day without their devices. Our smartphones can feel indispensable. We use them to navigate unfamiliar neighborhoods, to check our emails, the weather forecast and, of course, social media. We need to stay in the loop of what our friends are up to, be it the snack they just ate or their latest getaway. At times, our devices have the ability to become a major distraction and cause us to lose all sense of time. Scrolling through social media shouldnt take precedence over spending time with those who are near and dear. We have to be present for our children, supportive to our spouse and be there for a friend. There is nothing more valuable than spending quality time with those whom truly matter. With the widespread and sometimes addictive nature of social media, we can all use a reminder to steer us back on track something to help us focus on what is truly important and transpiring around us. During the month of Elul, many have the custom to sound the shofar in days. This serves as a reminder and wake-up call to realign our priorities in preparation for the Day of Judgment. Throughout the year we can get busy with our day-to-day matters, and our Judaism can fall on the backburner. Let us use this auspicious time to put down our phones and become more aware and internalize what is truly important in life. Strengthening our relationship with G-d and with those around us is a wonderful preparation for the New Year. In this merit may we all be signed in the book of life for a happy, healthy and prosperous sweet New Year! jfedsrq.org The Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee takes a firm stand against anti-Semitism. We use community resources and inuence to combat a rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist sentiments, which often result in aggressive acts and rhetoric against Jews. Through education, advocacy, and building relationships with the greater community, together we can combat hatred, bigotry, and harassment of Jews and other minorities. Did You Know? THERE WAS AEDUCATION. rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States from 2016 to 2017 60% What are we doing about it?For more information contact Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org Historic Southside Village 1924 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota (941) 955-9856 MortonsMarket.com Perfect for those times when you dont want or have time to cook but still crave something delicious. Mortons kitchen offers an amazing array of gourmet entrees and comfort foods, all prepared from scratch and packaged to go. Save time, money and effort while savoring the citys best take-out, hands down. Dont miss our huge selection of freshly made salads too!

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31 August 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Wake-up call Are you raising a Jewish child in an interfaith household? Reform Judaism welcomes you! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! Lively service led by Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Rabbi Michael Shefrin Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10 at 1:30 Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19 at 1:30 TEMPLE EMANU-EL (Reform)151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota ~ (941) 371-2788 Stream our family service at www.sarasotatemple.org HIGH HOLIDAY FAMILY SERVICES Education Corner Gather the people men, women, children and the strangers in your communities that they may hear and so learn to revere the Lord your God and to observe faithfully every word of this Teaching. (Deuteronomy Chapter 31:12) It is no secret that the number of interfaith marriages is growing exponentially. A quick look at the following statistics paints a clear picture: According to the Pew Survey of U.S. Jews (October 1, 2013), the intermarriage rate in America is at 58 percent, up from 43 percent in 1990 and 17 percent in 1970. Among non-Orthodox Jews, the intermarriage rate is 71 perJews (families where one partner has not converted to Judaism) are raising their children as Jews by religion. The Reform movement is keenly aware of these statistics and has adnon-Jews and interfaith families in congregational life. To start, in 1983, the organized Reform Jewish Movement adopted the principle of patrilineal descent. So now, it considers a child of an interfaith couple to be Jewish if one parent is Jewish and the child is raised exclusively as a Jew. Congregational leaders are encouraged that nearly 50 percent of interfaith couples are raising their children as Jews. They see this as a responsibility and an opportunity to capture the substantial number of interfaith families that are committed to raising Jewish children. Clergy, Jewish educators and other Jewish communal leaders know that they must be intentional and thoughtful about this goal and the process that it entails. If the goal is to support the raising of Jewish children, and if the mission is to inspire greater participation in congregational life, this changing landscape is something that cannot be overlooked. But what are the best practices associated with this aim? What matters to interfaith families and to the non-Jewish family members and how can our congregations make them feel included and welcomed? InterfaithFamily.com investigated this in a report and survey published in 2012. The report concluded that interfaith families want to receive explicit messages of welcome from the Jewish community, and are interested in programs that are especially designed for them. Interfaith families are also seeking opportunities for their childrens Jewish education and possibilities for their children to meet and socialize with other Jewish children. There is an interest in having a place to celebrate day services. More than half of the respondents rated opportunities to learn about Judaism highly. Interfaith families spoke and Jewish Reform congregations listened. Interfaith families are invited and explicitly welcomed to temple, to learn, celebrate and gain strength from community. Many Reform congregations lies with a non-Jewish parent. Jewish children being raised in interfaith families are invited to enroll in religious school and participate in social programs and youth groups with other Jewish children. Lastly, Reform temties to learn about basic Judaism and beyond. If you are reading this article, chances are that you or someone close to you is part of an interfaith family raising a Jewish child. Please know that Reform Judaism welcomes you with open arms and is eager to make you feel as part of our family. We invite you and your family to come learn, worship and celebrate with us. We know that Judaism will be better for it. Sabrina Silverberg, MARE is the Education Director of Temple Emanu-El Religious School and can be reached scholarships available Chabad of Venice Hebrew School opens registration R egistration is now open for Arts in Venice. Open to all or knowledge of Judaism, the Chabad Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout the school year. The program, used by the worldwide has been tremendously successful in providing children with a joy and love for Judaism in a positive, fun and dynamic atmosphere. Drama, singing, arts and crafts, baking, interactive workbooks and educational excursions are all used to bring the information to life. The hands-on learning style encourages children to be active and involved learners, and the world-famous Aleph Champ teaching method motivates students to excel With years of experience behind them, the teachers of the Chabad of and trained to use this multi-sensory curriculum for connecting with children in their most comfortable learning style or format. According to a number of studies, Jewish education is a proven factor in ensuring Jewish involvement and continuity. Chabad thanks for providing scholarships to subsidize tuition for families unable to pay. We seek to ensure that every single child has access to a high-quality Jewish education, states Rabbi Sholom Schmerling. The school welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. It does not require membership as a condition for enrollment. To register, call 941.493.2270 during regular business hours, or visit www.chabadofvenice.com. keep Israels families safe and will knows this. Mahmoud Abbas knows this. The leadership of Iran knows this. And those who support Israels actions as they face their enemies know this. It is hoped that the realization of this fact will end attacks against Israel and the desire to destroy our people and their families. ing chair of the Robert and Esther time. Scrolling through social media shouldnt take precedence over spending time with those who are near and dear. We have to be present for our children, supportive to our spouse and be there for a friend. There is nothing more valuable than spending quality time with those whom truly matter. With the widespread and sometimes addictive nature of social media, we can all use a reminder to steer us back on track something to help us focus on what is truly important and transpiring around us. During the month of Elul, many have the custom to sound the shofar in days. This serves as a reminder and wake-up call to realign our priorities in preparation for the Day of Judgment. Throughout the year we can get busy with our day-to-day matters, and our Judaism can fall on the backburner. Let us use this auspicious time to put down our phones and become more aware and internalize what is truly important in life. Strengthening our relationship with G-d and with those around us is a wonderful preparation for the New Year. In this merit may we all be signed in the book of life for a happy, healthy and prosperous sweet New Year! 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 jlisitza@jfedsrq.org or 941.343.2113 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 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 jlisitza@jfedsrq.org or 941.343.2113 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20,2018 NO EXCEPTIONS

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32 August 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTHCTeen at Chabad of Sarasota gears up for an exciting year in Shavuot Worship ServiceT emple Sinais Shavuot Worship Service on May 20 included the Joshua Cohen, Olivia Knego and Benhelped conduct the service and made it most meaningful. KHVH\003\\000RXQJVWHUV\003UHDG\003VLJQL\277\003FDQW\003 statements they wrote. Lila shared her feelings about how grateful she is to have the Torah and religious school teachers to guide her and teach her important life lessons and Jewish values. She emphasized how fortunate she feels to be part of our wise community. Joshua read his poetic writing about Emet VYatziv cites all of the things that might exist if this were a perfect world, including that the weatherman is always right and the other sock never goes missing. This light and clever piece had a serious message about how we need the Eternal Ones guidance in this less than perfect world. Olivia expressed her thoughts about what happiness means to her, including her parents sweet wakeup, grandmas sweet smelling chocolate chip cookies, and how important it is in this materialistic world to appreciate little things and kind gestures. Benjamins topic for his written portion addressed about what peace symbolizes to him, and questions why the moving of a mountain one stone at a time. group went to Ltaken at the Religious Action Center Program in Washington, D.C., with Rabbi Michael Churgel and Jeanne Marlowe. The four-day trip included Erev Shabbat and Shabbat services, and learning sessions where they wrote and delivered speeches to the local Congress rep about timely political issues. This was a wonderful bonding opportunity as well as a learning experience.CTeen at Chabad of Sarasota is getting ready for another exciting year with a lineup of exciting events, trips, activities and a monthly Friday Night Live. This year porating two divisions: CTeen Junior, which is geared toward teens in grades 7-8, and CTeen, which is geared toward teens in grades 9-12. In addition to our regular programming, we are excited to announce two new initiatives. Parsha & Pizza will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the CTeen Lounge. Teens will gain practical insights into the weekly Torah portion and enjoy fresh, homemade kosher pizza. Basketball and Bagels, exclusively for boys, will be held on the second Sunday of each month at Chabad. The boys will enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, followed by a game of basketball. For more information about CTeen, please contact Ella at 941.925.0770 or ella@chabadofsarasota.com.

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33 August 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Summer fun at Community Day Schools day camp CTeen at Chabad of Sarasota gears up for an exciting year LIVE LAUGH CELEBRATE DREAM INSPIRE READ LOVEFor more information, contact Andrea Eiert at aeiert@jfedsrq.org or 941.552.6308 PJ Library helps families on their Jewish journey by sending Jewishcontent books and music on a monthly basis to children from age six-months to eight-years. This program is completely free for families, thanks to the generosity of The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and our incredible donors.Sign-up Today at JFEDSRQ.org/PJ Dont miss the newest chapter of PJ Library for kids... ages 9-11!Sign up at Rabbi Michael Werbow goes to camp Find your childsacademic sweet spotat Community Day! Hershorin Schiff Community Day School1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota | (941) 552-2770 www.CommunityDay.org Visit us and see what were all about! T Community Day Schools sumferings, in addition to ongoing handson STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities, resulting in happy and engaged campers all summer long. Weekly areas of focus for the camp included: multi-media art; performance arts, including theater and improvisation; healthy living through nutrition, yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and riculture. Campers also swam twice a week at Arlington Park, practiced archery, and enjoyed a variety of fun and goofy theme days. Assisting with the daily activities were campers enrolled in the Counselor-in-Training Program for grades 6-8. The young counselors took part in all of the fun of the day camp while bentunities. During the Preschool Summer Experience, children ages 14 months through entering kindergarten enjoyed play and play-based academic reinforcement with early literacy activities, cooking, music and dance, arts and crafts, water play and more. There were also Keeping Up with Kindergarten sessions, to help prepare children entering kindergarten. The young children especially loved visits by Mr. Dave (Dave Moran), who sang and played guitar with lots of enthusiastic audience participation. For more about Community Day School, go to communityday.org or call 941.552.2770. Jeanne Marlowe. The four-day trip included Erev Shabbat and Shabbat services, and learning sessions where they wrote and delivered speeches to the local Congress rep about timely political issues. This was a wonderful bonding opportunity as well as a learning experience. W hen speaking to the Temple Beth Sholom campers before they leave for the summer at Camp Ramah Darom in Northern Georgia, they all describe it the same way. They use terms like home or my happy place. They have counted down the days, minutes and hours until they arrive and get to see the friends they made in past years, begin new friendships, and immerse themselves in Jewish learning and practice for four or eight weeks. Rabbi Michael Werbow also gets to spend two weeks at Ramah Darom as a member of the Yahadut (Judaica) sota. They have several opportunities to teach both chanichim (campers) and madrichim (counselors) during their time there. The chanichim have many stories to tell of the experiences they have as they engage in all that Ramah has to offer. They play sports, perform in plays, learn Israeli songs and dances, and gain a deeper connection to their Judaism. They make crafts in Amanut, go on camping trips and conquer a climbing every child gains skills, and challenges themselves throughout the summer. It is great for the Beth Sholom and Sarasota Ramahniks to see each other as they pass, going to and from activities. One highlight of Rabbi Werbows visit is to get all gether for an Oneg Shabbat where they can connect as a group, observe Shabbat and eat the wonderful treats Rabbi Werbow gets for them. As the summer comes to calendar is marked for when they will return home to their happy place again next year. Annie pinterest.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED STAY CONNECTED Instagram.com/jfedsrq

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34 August 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY Temple Emanu-El welcomes the community to Welcome Home Shabbat TEMPLE EMANU-EL Religious School Serves Jewish children from kindergarten to confirmation TEMPLE EMANU-EL Religious School HELPING CHILDREN FALL IN LOVE WITH JUDAISM SINCE 1956 Academic Excellence Child Centered Curriculum Enrichment Classes Remedial & Accelerated Programs Bar/Bat Mitzvah Children Led Services Youth Group All School Holiday CelebrationsTEMPLE EMANU-EL Religious School151 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232phone: (941) 378-5567 email: tee_ relschl@hotmail.com FREE KINDERGARTEN TUITION FOR 2014-2015! 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232phone: (941) 378-5567 email: teers@sarasotatemple.org Academic Excellence Child Centered Curriculum Enrichment Classes Remedial & Accelerated Programs Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Conrmation Children Led Services Youth Group State-of-the-Art Computer Lab All School Holiday Celebrations TEMPLE EMANU-EL Religious School Serves Jewish children from kindergarten to confirmation TEMPLE EMANU-EL Religious School HELPING CHILDREN FALL IN LOVE WITH JUDAISM SINCE 1956 Academic Excellence Child Centered Curriculum Enrichment Classes Remedial & Accelerated Programs Bar/Bat Mitzvah Children Led Services Youth Group All School Holiday CelebrationsTEMPLE EMANU-EL Religious School151 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232phone: (941) 378-5567 email: tee_ relschl@hotmail.com FREE KINDERGARTEN TUITION FOR 20182019! Academic Excellence Child Centered Curriculum Enrichment Classes Hebrew Support & Advanced Hebrew Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Conrmation Student Led Services Youth Group Experiential Learning All School Holiday Celebrations Family and Parent Education Programs Fun activities for parents, too! 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232 sarasotatemple.org Phone: (941) 378-5567 Email: teers@sarasotatemple.org Y ou are warmly invited to mark your calendar for Friday evening, August 24, and bring family and friends to celebrate the third Temple Emanu-El. Well gather to share stories with old and new friends God for the happy times of summer, and prepare for another great year while celebrating Shabbat at this festive event. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a festive and spirited Family Shabbat Service, featuring an abbreviated service led by Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Rabbi Michael Shefrin, a wonderful story, and fabulous and engaging music with the Family Shabbat Band. After services, well head to the social hall for a delicious familystyle Shabbat dinner and oneg featuring activity stations like Shabbat crafts, face painting, games, hair braiding, balloon animals, and for those who wish time outside for games of cornhole, pickup basketball and playground fun. Bring your mah jongg set and a deck of cards if youd like! Well also enjoy yummy desserts and casual entertainment, plus opportunities to socialize. opportunity for everyone to celebrate Shabbat in a joyful, welcoming atmosphere, and to share the happiness of Shabbat with our children. Temple membership is not required, and the entire community is welcome! For more information or to make a reservation, please call 941.378.5567 or 941.379.1997. We cant wait to see you there! 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 THE LARRY GREENSPON FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota REGISTER: JFEDSRQ.org/Events INFO: Contact Andrea Eiert at 941.552.6308 or aeiert@jfedsrq.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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35 August 2018 LIFE CYCLE Please submit your life cycle events (births, Bnai Mitzvah, anniversaries, weddings) to jewishnews@jfedsrq.orgPhotos are appreciated; email as JPGs at 300ppi. Temple Beth Sholom Temple Sinai Temple Beth Sholom Temple Beth Sholom Temple Emanu-El Temple Beth Sholom Temple Sinai Temple Sinai Temple Beth SholomANNIVERSARIES Temple Sinai Temple Sinai Temple Sinai Temple Emanu-El Temple Beth Sholom Temple Emanu-El Temple Emanu-El Temple Sinai Temple Emanu-El HebrewMemorialSarasota.com24 Hour Information at(941) 955-1075 Chevra Kadisha Pre-need Trusts Cremations Free Burial Plots for Veterans/Spouse 2426 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34239 REFORM CONSERVATIVE ORTHODOX FUNERAL SERVICES The Areas ONLY Jewish Owned & Operated Funeral HomeSpecializing in local burial, out-of-state transfers, and burial in Israel Michael, David, Pati and Steven Gross DURING TIMES OF NEE D FOR GENERATIONS JEWISH MEMBERS OF SARASOTA & MANATEE COUNTY C OMMUNITIES HAVE TURNE D TO TOALE BROTHERS. Gerry RonkinJewish Family CoordinatorOFFICE941-955-4171 CELL941-809-5195www.ToaleBrothers.comLO C ALLY OWNE D & OPERATE D FOR OVER 100 YEARS3 GENERATIONS OF TOALE FAMILY MANAGEMENT Sarasota-Manatee Chevra Kadisha941.224.0778 941.377.4647 941.921.47401050 S T u ttle A v e ., Saras o t a FL 34237TAHARA 941.484.2790 941.921.4740w omen men 941.346.6446BAR MITZVAH IN MEMORIAM 82, of Sarasota, formerly of Beaumont, TX, New York, NY 86,of Sarasota, formerly of Larchmont, NY, June 4 95, of Sarasota, formerly of Poland, Cuba and Boston, MA, June 13 97,of Sarasota, formerly of New York, NY, June 7 96,of Sarasota, formerly of Chicago IL, June 8 83, of Sarasota, formerly of New York, NY, June 23 91, of Longboat Key, formerly of Vilna, Lithuania and Smoke Rise, NJ, June 4 94, of Longboat Key, formerly of Chicago, IL, May 29 79, of Sarasota, formerly of Schenectady, NY, May 29 85, of North Port, formerly of Chicago, IL, April 20 NY, May 31 88, of Sarasota, formerly of 99, of Bradenton, June 10 95, of Sarasota, formerly of Jersey City, NJ, June 11 83, of Sarasota, May 30 90, of Sarasota, June 15 rff rff rff nttnbn nttnbn nttnbn Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 Send your new address to Denise at dwatkins@jfedsrq.org or 941.371.4546 x0 How We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. We Help. jfedsrq.orgLearn more at jfedsrq.orgThis is YOUR federation. And we are here to help. assistance for all ages in Sarasota and Manatee Counties: Camp Grants, Travel Opportunities, Education Scholarships, Religious School Assistance and Womens Giving Circle Grants. We also support programs: PJ Library, Senior Services and Jewish Healing, including a Community Chaplain. son of Lisa Jodwalis-Steingold, June 30, twitter.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED STAY CONNECTEDfacebook.com/jfedsrq

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36 August 2018 T F J C Y H LIFE & LEGACYLIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and ten other local Jewish organizations that promotes aer-lifetime giving to benet synagogues, social service organizations, Jewish day schools and other Jewish entities. e Jewish Federation is the only local organization focused on the wholeall of us thriving together. We are the center of Jewish lifeserving as community convener; fostering an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strengthening services that connect our constituents to their Jewish identity. lifeserving as community convener; fostering an open exchange of ideas; developing programs and strengthening services that connect our constituents to their S J FOR INFORMATION ON LEAVING YOUR LEGACY, CONTACT Ilene Fox ifox@jfedsrq.org | 941.343.2111 www.jfedsrq.org/legacy Y J F Lr G Our Legacy Society Members are people like you. By leaving a legacy to Federation, you ensure that your values will be sustained for future generations. Please remember e Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee with a gi in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy. Rosh Hashanah The Jewish New Year; start of the Ten Days of Penitence. The rst two days are observed as full holidays.Yom Kippur Day of Atonement; the most solemn day of the year devoted to fasting, prayer and repentance.SukkotFirst two days of Tabernacles, commemorating the dwelling of the Israelites in booths in the wilderness.Shemini Atzeret Eighth Day of Assembly.Simchat Torah Celebrates the new cycle of annual scriptural readings. Eve. of Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Eve. of Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Eve of Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Eve of Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Eve. of Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 5779