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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 September 2018 Elul 5778 / Tishrei 5779 www.jfedsrq.org Volume 48, Number 9 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World continued on page 6A A sweet new year ahead: The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life Remembering Betty Schoenbaum, a dear friend to the Jewish community INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 10A Community Focus 18A Jewish Interest 26A Israel & the Jewish World 30A Commentary 33A Focus on Youth 39A Life Cycle 1B Jewish HappeningsMy CTeen Heritage Quest trip to Poland and Israel Temple Sinai moms visit Israel as part of the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Teen Leadership Program participant experiencesPAID 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. PUBLISHED BYTHE LARRY GREENSPON FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE OF SARASOTAMANATEEThe Sarasota-Manatee community lost an angel recently. Betty Schoenbaum, just shy of her 101st birthday, died on Tuesday, July 31. Betty was known to many local mischievous twinkle in her eye and her famous heart-to-heart hugs. She was a dear friend of and a lifetime member of our Board of Directors. On behalf of the board, Jewish Federation, we are so fortunate to have been the recipient of Betty Schoenbaums embracing love. She cared deeply about Jews all over the world, said Board President Michael Ritter. Betty learned at an early age the concept of tikkun olam, helping others less fortunate. Federations Director of Innovation and Volunteer Engagement, Jeremy Lisitza, recalled, She would often talk about her grandmother who would put loose change in the tzedakah box every week. She would sternly remind Betty, that was to go to Israel. That spirit of tzedakah stayed with Betty her entire life. Betty stepped forward anytime there was an emergency for Jews in need around the world. She generously gave to numerous Israel emergency campaigns, the Ukraine Assistance Fund, Operation Promise and a variety of initiatives that provide life-saving and life-sustaining support for elderly Jews around the world. She also set up a Lion of Judah endowment and generously sponsored many Federation events each year. In Israel, Betty and her husband, Alex, built a library in the heart of our LShana Tova Tikatevu! To a good and sweet year ahead! This is the blessing we say each year as the High Holidays arrive. With the news of our recent cornerstone lead gift to name our 32-acre Federation campus as that sentiment relating to the future of our Federation and Jewish community is nitely sweet and, yes, very good! As we look to the future and the creation of a truly new we are presented with an innovative and exciting opportunity that will take our community to a new level of programming and engagement. We all know that our American-Jewish landscape is shifting, with new trends and social developments, as well as important challenges and questions. How do we preserve and increase Jewish engagement? What footprint should our campus have to reach the largest number of people in Jewish households? How do we continue to provide and underwrite services for our Jewish community and in support of Israel? How will we pay for it all? Without a doubt, how we proceed has deep implications for all of us. Over the next 6-12 months, Federation management and leadership will be working through multiple board committees with an architect, a project manager and community members to operationalize our plans for our 32acre campus. Our goal is to create a framework for individuals and families at every stage of their lives to engage with our Jewish community and create a lasting legacy of communal growth and Jewish connections. We envision: Appealing to families with children, pre-teens and teens to embrace Jewish life, culture and traditions Attracting younger Jews, 30s 50s, to more actively participate in Jewish communal life Engaging Baby Boomers and older generations in cultural and educational programming, the majority ated with any Jewish organization Working closely with Jewish institutions, as well as local faith, needs-based, arts and minoritybased organizations This unique and exciting approach to the use of the Federation campus positions us to create and develop continued on page 2A Michael Ritter and Howard Tevlowitz Betty Schoenbaum with former Federation Board President Nelle Miller 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-stringBuying Gold941 .907 .3418Located in Lakewood Ranch 9A 13A 35A

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2A September 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Campus for Jewish Life...continued from page 1ATemple Beth Israel and the LIFE & LEGACY TM programvibrant Program Centers designed to more fully engage Jews in a personal relationship with other Jews, Israel and Judaism. These Program Centers are currently being contemplated in six distinct areas: guage classes Creating a newly designed banquet/meeting facility with new opportunities for community participation through cultural, visual and performing arts programs A glatt kosher kitchen that would enable all Jews in our area to enjoy Various meeting rooms providing for Jewish learning and social activities Building engagement opportunities to foster relationships with and among Jewish children, pre-teens, teens and parents A family picnic area Programming that could include PJ Library, Israel travel missions for teens, a Jewish day camp, afterschool care and activities such as sports, dance, agriculture, technology, music, Israel education, etc. Bringing the best of Israel to Sarasota-Manatee through visual and performing arts, sports, food, educational and informative speakers, etc. Continuing our outreach work with the faith and minority communities throughout Sarasota-Manatee A home base for Israeli emissaries (schlichim ) for year-round programs Engaging our community in a start-up nation initiative, through building relationships with Tampas Florida-Israel Business Accelerator and other innovative organizations Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive through art, music and ish and general community settings, and programs for survivors and the next generation Traveling Holocaust Exhibit Holocaust Memory Garden We are passionate about ensuring our Jewish future because this work is personal to so many of us. Revitalizing and expanding this campus will be a top priority in the coming year. Our goal is for The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life to be truly the We want to engage more people in Jewish households throughout our area in activities, causes, spiritual searches, cultural involvement, learning and social networks that deepen important connections to Jewish life and to the Jewish community. We will engage them on their terms, however Jewishly they want to be engaged. As we celebrate both the beginning of a new year and the 60th anniversary of our Jewish Federation, we are conlook to you for your participation and input as we endeavor to make this exciting vision a reality one that provides many ways, new and traditional, for families and individuals to explore their Jewish identity, celebrate Jewish culture and build community. We will be announcing a series of open houses and community forums shortly. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions, and invite you to join us as we enter a new and exciting era together. From our Federation family to yours, may 5779 be sweet for each and every one of you, and may you all be inscribed in the book of life. For more information, Michael can be reached at mritter@jfedsrq.org and Howard at htevlowitz@jfedsrq.org. SUPPORTFriendship at Home Financial Stability In-home Support Home Delivered Meals Educational ProgramsCAREGIVINGCaregiver Resource Centers Adult Day Care Programs Support Groups Educational ProgramsHEALTH & WELLNESSMedical & Dental Clinics Senior Centers Friendship Cafs Senior Fitness Balance Movement Lifelong Learning PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLEOUR MISSION: To promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging. VENICE 2350 Scenic Drive Venice, FL 34293SARASOTA 1888 Brother Geenen Way Sarasota, FL 34236friendshipcenters.org | 941.955.2122 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. rfntb bnrrnrbn trtt br rfntbr bb rbbbbtn nrtf November 11 12:30PM Luncheon Michaels On East rfntb bnrrnrbn trtt br rfntb b rbbbbt rf MY JEWISH YEAR18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew$65 per person $100 per person (patron) r rfr Men and women invitednffffntft

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3A September 2018 FEDERATION NEWS Temple Beth Israel and the LIFE & LEGACY TM program T has spearthe vibrancy of all Jewish organizations in our community. The LIFE & LEGACY program just completed munity is profound. Not only have loadded to their endowments, but the program has revived the culture of philanthropy and energized professionals, synagogue members and leadership alike. The Federation awarded $5,000 to $7,500 to those organizations that its tremendous impact on Jewish life in our community. Our literature is replete with such parables as the proverb describing old men who plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in. But theyre comforted knowing that by the time it will provide shade, even if theyre not around to enjoy it, their children and grandchildren will. Our tradition reminds us that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and we spend a lifetime preparing to provide support for our future generations. The success of the Jewish experience is rooted in this simple principle. Trite and tired as some of those truths may sound, something happened to me recently to bring the point home. When I have a Sunday morning to myself I like to enjoy a solitary breakfast at a French caf. My days in Paris taught me to appreciate a good croissant and a caf au lait. One Sunday I did just that. It was sunny with low humidity and I sat outdoors at a table adjacent to a young couple. I ordered my customary egg croissant breakfast with his hair in a ponytail, and his wife wearing a modesty scarf introduced themselves, said good morning and praised the weather. I found out that they came from Oregon and liked Sarasotas clear and sunny weather. I also found out that we all ordered the same breakfast. Uneventful as this exchange was, I only caught its profound meaning after the couple left, bidding me a wonderful day. When it came to settle my bill, the waiter informed me that the couple had paid for my breakfast and left a tip as well. I was taken aback and pondered the meaning of such a pay it forward gesture on the part of this lovely couple. I have no doubt that their decision to perpetuate the appreciation of our brief exchange moved them to express their gratitude by leaving a legacy of goodwill a legacy that they were not going to be witnesses to, but that they knew would make an impact. What will your legacy be? Can we start a dialogue to explore your contribution to the LIFE & LEGACY program? The survival of our community depends on it. Please take the time to call on me to start a conversation. Isaac Azerad is the executive director of Temple Beth Israel. For more information about the LIFE & LEGACY program, please contact Gisele Pintchuck at 941.706.0029 or gpintchuck@gmail.com.Stories of LIFE & LEGACY TM LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and 10 local Jewish organizations that Jewish day schools and other Jewish entities. Legacy donors are helping to secure the future of our Jewish community for generations to come. Below, we hear from the executive director of a local synagogue that participated in the program. W ho does the Jewish c ommunit y tur n t o f or the most trust ed ser vic e in r eal esta t e?www ack ermang r oup net C oldw ell Banker R esiden tial R eal Esta t e 201 Gulf of M exic o Dr iv e Suit e 1 L ongboa t Key FL 34228 THE NAME T O KNO W IN RE AL E S TATE C oldw ell Banker s #1 Gr oup in Sar asota and M ana t ee C oun ties r anked in the T op 1% of C oldw ell Banker associa t es in t er na tionally Barbar a A ck erman(941) 780-6045 R y an A ck erman (305) 205-7700oc e@ack ermang r oup .net rffnr 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? LIFE & LEGACY donors and committee members: Richard Levine, Ted Simon, Jay Greenblatt, Rabbi

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4A September 2018 FEDERATION NEWSWhere 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.Passover Seders for those in need Amanda Emory Sometimes its the small, yet meaningful things that does that go unnoticed. Overseas grants, youth scholarships and yearly events such as Womens Day or the Jewish Film Festival are what the Federation is most known for. However, the Federation also coordinates or sponsors other events and programs that are not as well known. Helping the community attend a Passover Seder is one of those programs. a special purpose in bringing families and friends together to celebrate the holiday during a communal Seder. While many are fortunate enough to share the holiday with the ones they love, there are Jews in our community who are not as fortunate. For several years, the Federation has allocated funds to local synagogues tend their temples Seders. It is important that those who want to celebrate Passover, have the means to do so, says Howard Tevlowitz, Federation CEO. Our mission is to provide for Jewish people in need. By providing assistance to disadvantaged members of our community to attend synagogue Passover Seders, were strengthening our areas Jewish life and providing a service for Jews in need. Since 2014, the Federation has donated $16,400 in Passover subsidies. This year, it donated $5,915 to seven local synagogues, providing meals to 140 local Jews in need. Rabbi Mendy Bukiet of Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch expressed the importance of sharing Passover with the needy. Sharing Passover with as many people as possible, and inviting guests to celebrate with our congregation strengthens the Jewish community, he says. Doing this reinforces that, as Jews, we are not just individuals, but part of a larger community. Once this sense of belonging is felt, these individuals become more involved and form a connection with the Jewish community. One guest who attended Rabbi Bukiets Seder said, We came to the Seder so that our boys could experience a traditional setting since I dont remember how to have one on my own. The Seder left me with a real sense of community kindness and comfort. It was exciting for my family to meet new people who embraced us and invited us to become a part of their community. Rabbi Sholom Schmerling of Chabad of Venice & North Port agrees that it is vital to share Passover with the needy. There is a special responsibility within the Jewish community to reach out to those who cannot celebrate Passover properly or do not have the means to host their own Seder, he says. During a time when all Jews should celebrate with family and friends, we must take responsibility for those who are without community and welcome them into our own. For more information on how to receive help to attend a Passover Seder or other holiday celebrations, contact Kim Mullins at 941.552.6300 or kmullins@jfedsrq.org. Amanda Emory is a recipient of the Joseph J. Edlin Journalism Intern Scholarship, a program funded by the late Miriam Edlin in memory of her husband. Amanda is pursuing a bachelors degree in communications with a concentration in public relations at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Federation empowers parents through ESL program Thanks to a grant from Spanish-speaking parents were given an opportunity this summer to learn English through the Literacy Council of Sarasotas Parent Summer Academy, a six-week ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Gocio Elementary School. The $2,500 grant enabled the Literary Council to hire a tutor and provide supplies. Most of the parents in the program speak little or no English. This program gives parents the power to learn English on their own terms, which Susan Bergstrom, program director for the Literacy Council, says is a crucial factor in their future success. With the Federations grant, were able to make the program accessible to school their children attend, she says. Without this grant, we would not be able to impact the lives of parents and their children this way. She adds that the program also provides free childcare and dinner for parents and their children. Howard Tevlowitz, Federation CEO, says the Federation is honored to support the Parent Summer Academy. We believe in the importance of serving not only the Jewish community, but also the greater Sarasota-Manatee community through vital outreach initiatives such as this, he says. Interested in participating? Bergstrom says the Literary Council of Sarasota seeks volunteers to help with the program. Tutors are not required to speak Spanish. For more information, contact Susan at 941.955.0421 or sbergstrom@sarasotaliteracy.org. To learn more about the Federations grants and volunteer opportunities, contact Jeremy Lisitza at 941.343.2113 or jlisitza@jfedsrq.org. and Susan Bergstrom (left of Rich, with glasses) with teachers and participants at Gocio Elementary School 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 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. Read the current and previous editions of The Jewish News at www.jfedsrq.org. 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.orgBecause 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

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5A September 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 9 September 2018 48 pages USPS Permit No. 167 October 2018 Issue Deadlines: Editorial: August 30, 2018 Advertising: August 31, 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 Yom Kippur 1973 The Twice Promised Land and 100 Years War series is included as part of our Federations year-long celebration of Israel @ 70.The early 1970s War of Attrition hit home hard in Egypt. The country was still reeling from its dramatically anemic showing against Israel in 1967. The cowardly behavior of Egyptian soldiers shocked the nation. The Soviets were none-too-pleased as well, as the war was seen as a horCurtain military technology versus U.S. and western technology. All this translated into economic and political chaos. The death of Egypt President Gamal Abdel Nasser in September 1970 led to further uncertainty, as Anwar Sadat assumed the presidency only the third since the 1952 revolution. Sadats stance would be predicated on the notion that Egypt needed to regain its self-esteem. The only way to do this would be a further ever, this time, Egypt would not make the same mistakes made by Nasser in 1967. During 1973, the Egyptians and Syrians would convene in secret (not something easily done in Arab culture) in order to plot a (hopefully) successful answer to Israels stunning victory a few years earlier. The only way this could occur was if Israel was lulled into a sense of complacency, coupled with a developing economic crisis. We are all familiar with the role of the IDF in Israeli society. Regrettably, as a nation always on the brink of war in a hostile environment, she has developed a culture of military readiness oftentimes at an extraordinarily high economic cost. It is prohibitively expensive for Israel to maintain a large, standing army. So the concept of miluim, reservist citizen-soldiers, is a way existence, after compulsory 3-year stints in the IDF, men were required to every year until age 54. (This has since the toll on the economic and societal sectors. Egypt and Syria knew this, and as a result, began to coordinate military training maneuvers throughout 1973. Israels early response was to call up the reserves into active duty and correspondingly carry out their own counter-exercises. After several call-ups, and no real threat from the Egyptian and Syrian activity, the IDF let its guard down in a couple of ways. First, they ignored routine maintenance that was needed to ensure the viability of the famed BarLev Line along Suez. The ed in the event of Egyptian crossing, rusted and became inoperable. Second, bowing to governmental pressure due to the stress on the economic system, the IDF relied more heavily on a watch and wait approach that was lackadaisical at best. As October approached, the Arab allies coordinated a precisely timed attack on Israels north and south armistice lines. This timing took advantage of what many considered Israels great weakness its humane stance regarding the military and the Jewish nature of the country. On the eve of Yom Kippur 1973, nearly 90% of Israels forces on the Suez frontier were allowed leave to go home for the holiest of holy days. Some estimates put only 500 Israeli soldiers along a 120-mile front. The same situation was seen along the frontier of the Golan Heights, nearly 40 miles long. However, due to a more volatile geographical situation, the IDF numbered closer to 3,000 troops. On Yom Kippur, at 2:00 p.m., the height of the day of fasting and prayer, Operation Badr was launched simultaneously by Egypt and Syria. It was named after the battle at Badr (Saudi Arabia) in 624 that was a turning point in the advance of Islam and an Arab Empire. The breakdown in Israeli military ing in the Meir government over military preparedness in early October, nearly led to devastating results. educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer. He has been uncovering the histories of ancient civilizations for 40 years. 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.Passover Seders for those in need Everything we do is focused on increasing our clients enjoyment of their wealth.We help them redeploy their wealth to more eciently sustain their lifestyles, so they can have more fun, help their families, and create a lasting impact on society.www.wealthenjoyment.com941.951.0443We just happen to be a Wealth Advisory Practice. Bruce UdellCLU, ChFC, MCEP, RFC Chief Executive Ocer Jeremy UdellCFP, President Israeli view to Egypt

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6A September 2018 FEDERATION NEWSBetty being playful with Edie Chaifetz and Camryn Manheim at Womens Day 2014Betty Schoenbaum...continued from page 1A sister city, Tel Mond, at the Community Center. Avi Eliyahu, the Centers executive director, wrote, Owing to the benevolent contributions from Betty over the years, her library has become will forever remain in our hearts. in support of World ORT programs in Israel to develop a multi-purpose science, education, culture and sports campus. The center opened in 2011 and helps mostly low-income Russian and Ethiopian immigrants. Shmuel Sisso wrote, I had the great privilege of getting to know Betty when I was the Mayor of Kiryat Yam, and the destiny to meet her again when I became the Mayor Deputy of Tel Mond. On both occasions, I became aware of a very special woman, great of heart, extremely wise and full of love. She spread her goodness over the whole Because of Betty, many young people were privileged and will be privileged in the future to gain an education and live in a better world. Without a doubt, Bettys greatest passion was young people. She not only gave college scholarships to hundreds of Jewish students, she also chaired the Federations scholarship committee. Bergman, said Betty was an inspiration to so many. Her zest for living and care of others is exactly what we teach our young people. A favorite memory of ours was seeing Betty at her big 100th birthday party last fall. We will never forget how she wowed the crowd by singing Aint She Sweet as she danced her way to her seat. Yes, Betty, you were sure sweet. We will miss you. Your memory is a blessing to us all.Betty with friends from Tel Mond Community Center Library Betty beaming with college scholarship recipients, May 2018 Young ambassadors at Schoenbaum Center in Kiryat Yam Jewish Educational Loan Fund My approach to the Real Estate business is not to acquire the most listings; but to get the listings I take, sold. Whether your goal is to sell your home or to purchase a new one, my priority is getting you the result you desire. You will receive my committment of attention, time, and an individualized strategy.Over 25 Years Experience Broker Associate, Premier Sothebys International Realty gigi silverbergproviding the level of service and results you are accustomed toLongboat Key Lido St. Armands *Siesta Key Lakewood Ranch West of Trail Downtown SarasotaContact me today and lets make arrangements to meet and discuss how I can help you.941-993-3695 rfnt bbb f rfnr tnbb brtbnb rf nnnrtb t

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7A September 2018 FEDERATION NEWS passion was young people. She not only gave college scholarships to hundreds of Jewish students, she also chaired the Federations scholarship committee. Bergman, said Betty was an inspiration to so many. Her zest for living and care of others is exactly what we teach our young people. A favorite memory of ours was seeing Betty at her big 100th birthday party last fall. We will never forget how she wowed the crowd by singing Aint She Sweet as she danced her way to her seat. Yes, Betty, you were sure sweet. We will miss you. Your memory is a blessing to us all.Betty with friends from Tel Mond Community Center Library Young ambassadors at Schoenbaum Center in Kiryat YamDemocracy at workI had the honor of attending the national Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) conference in New York City this past April. It was three days of incredible speakers and, of course, a lot of learning. I was able to learn about global antiSemitism, preparing our kids for anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism at college, and criminal justice reform. I also heard remarkable testimonies from two survivors of the Parkland shooting. The work that my colleagues are doing blows me away and Im proud to be among the cadre of Community Relations Committee (CRC) directors in the United States. Our job as directors of the CRC is to educate, advocate and mobilize for ties. First, what is important to know, or at least understand, are the Jewish values that drive the work we do. Tikkun olam: Repair the world. Darchei shalom: Paths to peace Lo taamod al dam reyecha: Do not stand idly by. Shalom bayit: Peace in the home. For is that our Heller CRC will make evtable when working toward repairing the world for peace by not standing idly by. It may sound simple or, on the other hand, trite, but its part of my every day, and without it I wouldnt know how to do the job properly. During the voting plenum session at the conference, a bill that had been introduced in the House was discussed. Its a bill that directly relates to our Jewish values behind the CRC. After hearing that support for the bill came from JFNA, JCPA, JCRC, AJC, ADL, IAN, the Orthodox Union and the Reform Movement, to name just some, we were educated about it and asked to do all we can to make sure it passes. HR 1221: International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace was introthat our meeting worked: This is democracy in action, Jessi! Mazel tov. Congressman Buchanan called Conto co-sponsor the bill. This made him besides the author. A lot of the work that the CRC does is behind the scenes and you may never hear about it, but every so often we get a public win for something that we all care deeply for: peace in Israel with her neighbors. The next step is to get the bill passed. To learn more about the Community Relations Committee, visit jfedsrq. org/hellercrc. Jessi Sheslow is the director of the Heller Community Relations Committee. To contact her, email jsheslow@ jfedsrq.org.Jessi Sheslow jfedsrq.org The Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee takes a firm stand against anti-Semitism. We use community resources and inuence to combat a rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist sentiments, which often result in aggressive acts and rhetoric against Jews. Through education, advocacy, and building relationships with the greater community, together we can combat hatred, bigotry, and harassment of Jews and other minorities. Did You Know? THERE AREEDUCATION. HATE GROUPS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA 66 What are we doing about it?For more information contact Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org From our family to yours... W ishing you a very happy and skin healthy new year! Robert P. F inkelstein, D.O Board Certified Dermatologist Michelle Isaacs, ARNP-C Nurse Practicioner CENTERFO RSKINW ELLNESS.CO M6771 Professional Parkway W est, Ste. 202 Bradenton, FL 34240941.907.7372 Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution rf ntbbbbrfffrf frr rffrf Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution rrbb frrrrrbb AUG.18 FEB.10Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is 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. Presented locally by Bank of America. THE ICONIC ROCK PROMOTER WHO USED MUSIC FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AND BROUGHT YOUTHEGRATEFULDEAD JIMIHENDRIXJANISJOPLINTHEWHO Your mother would want you to read it... r Contact Robin Leonardi, Account Executive: 941.552.6307 rleonardi@jfedsrq.org

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This year, the program was expanded to include the Levenson Exchange and Advocacy Program (LEAP) that allowed 11 Israeli students to travel alongside the BMYA American students. Students developed unbreakable bonds, learned about each others cultures and grew to become young ambassadors in their respective communities. Below, two participating students write about their experiences. For By Ethan BrooksI summer as part of the Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Teen Leadership Program. While there, I traveled around the country seeing many of its famous sites and learning about its history. We visited Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilea, Haifa and many more amazing places I had heard about most of my life. We also met up with a group of Israeli teen ambassadors based in Sarasotas sister city of Tel Mond. I didnt know what to expect from the Tel Mond Young Ambassadors, but found out soon enough that we bonded easily. lish, which made communication easy for us from the start. They were all eager to make friends and enjoy their time with us. One favorite experience was participating in an archeological dig in Beit Guvrin National Park. Surrounded by the ancient ruins of a Greek settlement, we were able to enter caves where obtime in more than 2,000 years. I found a small bowl after about 15 minutes of digging. We even got to venture into an undug cave with interesting structures deep underground. During my two weeks in Israel, I learned many things about the country and its people. I found that many Israelis have diverse family origins. For example, the teens I met told me that their ancestry stemmed from Middle Eastern countries, Southern Europe, Central Europe and Russia. I also learned how important mastering English is. The children learn English early in school, and theyre also exposed to American movies and music. This allows for many people growing up in Much of what we hear about Israel in the United States is about violence and tension, but I didnt witness any of that. For me, it wasnt the dangerous place that the media evokes. Israel is a lessly gorgeous landscapes, including valleys, mountains, craters and stretches of desert and beaches. Bottom line? We had an amazing experience and Im grateful to for this unforgettable experience. Ethan Brooks is a junior at Palmetto High School. By Natalie Mount W Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, I couldnt imagine what would happen in the next 16 days. After a few days of touring on our own, we 12 Americans parts in Tel Mond. When we walked meeting, we werent sure what to expect. Within moments, though, there was a lot of hugging and hello and Shalom and other warm greetings. Usually Im not very good introducing myself to new people, but the Israeli teens were so nice and welcoming that I had no problem talking to them from the start. I knew that I could see my American friends anytime back home, so it was especially important for me to spend time with the Israelis. I loved visiting a mall with them and doing something that was so familiar at home but a uniquely distinct experience here. When we went to the market, my friend Emma and I made sure to stick with the Israeli teens who knew where we should go for food, and they helped us pick out what to buy. By the end of the trip we all shared a matching ring, bracelet or necklace. One night when the trip was almost over, I was feeling homesick after a brief conversation with my mom. I went back to my hotel room, and the two girls I was rooming with that night, Adi and Gili, immediately knew something was wrong. They didnt ask me a ton of questions but insisted on having a snack party. We played all the music from our phones and ate all knew then, that even though they lived halfway across the world, I had true friends I can count on forever. Since then, Ive talked with or FaceTimed one or more of the Israeli girls every day. I cant wait to see them again next summer in Florida! I know once school starts, we wont have the same amount of time to communicate, but we promised to do so as often as we can. I want to thank and the Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors program for allowing me to have this experience. I hope I get another opportunity to visit Israel again soon because I dont think I can wait long to see my favorite new best friends. Natalie Mount is a junior at Lakewood Ranch High School. Ethan Brooks Natalie Mount (center) with Israeli friends rf n ttntbf bb bb t

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10A September 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Contemporary Jewish thinkers and philosophers N ames like Heschel, Plascow, Kaplan, Fackenheim, Hauptman, Soloveichik, Freud and Schneerson are but a few of the many contemporary Jewish thinkers who have shaped our current outlook on Yiddishkeit with their views of ethics, Torah and humanity. In every age, sages and commentators made an impact on how the Jewish people were to understand and promote Judaism through teachers and philosophers like Rashi and Maimonides. Their legacy is recorded in the great books of Judaism that have been passed on from generation to generation. Yet over time, new orientations and interpretations were demanded and occurred. Contrary to the view of many of our traditionalists, Judaism has aladapt to new situations as the Children of Israel meandered to the four corners of the globe. In our day, the advancement of civilization is highly dependent on the articulation of leading thinkers and philosophers. Technological advances ing, but we integrate that with our sacred traditions and values. Fortunately, the forces of assimilation and dismyriad educational opportunities to promulgate Jewish tradition in modernity. Students requested us to introduce them to the oft-quoted Jewish thinkers and philosophers of the 20th and 21stcenturies. Thus, we are creating such an opportunity to familiarize them with the most popular and profound philosophers of our age whose names and quotes appear frequently in scholarly books, erudite essays, and articles that appear routinely in the AngloJewish press. Ergo, the Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is presenting a new class, Contemporary Jewish Philosophers. This eight-week course starts Tuesday, October 16, and takes place from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on The Larry Greenspon McIntosh Road, Sarasota. To enroll, contact me at marden.paru @gmail.com or 941.379.5655. The fee is $60 and includes all materials. This course is open to everyone regardless of background or personal orientation. The Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva is a 501(c)(3) non-denominational organization, which also operates in part through a grant from Four Sarasota congregations form DaletF or most of us, summer is a quiet time that is utilized for rest and relaxation. For four Sarasota area congregations, it has been marked by excitement, imagination and hard work. In early July, representatives from Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai met to form Dalet. There is a group desire to bring the community together by pooling resources to sponsor educational and cultural events in coordination with from a number of serious problems Representing the four congregations on the Dalet Steering Committee are: Isaac Azerad, Executive Director of Temple Beth Israel; Steve Weintraub, Educational Director at Temple Sinai; Al Treidel, Chair of Continuing Education at Temple Beth Sholom; Ronn ie Riceberg, Temple Beth Sholom Continuing Education Committee member; and Sabrina Silverberg, Director of Education at Temple EmanuEl, along with Temple Emanu-Els Adult Education Co-Chairs Janet Hiller and Ellen Zipin. According to Treidel, who has served as the groups facilitator, Theres a genuine sense of enthusiasm and cooperation, and a strong desire to share resources to create additional programs for the community. 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Contact Gisele Pintchuck 941.706.0029 gpintchuck@jfedsrq.orgCo-chairs: Michelle Mallitz and Susan Mallitz Nancy Spielberg is an accomplished businesswoman 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 Oscarwinning 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. 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11A COMMUNITY FOCUS traub, Educational Director at Temple Sinai; Al Treidel, Chair of Continuing Education at Temple Beth Sholom; Ronnie Riceberg, Temple Beth Sholom Continuing Education Committee member; and Sabrina Silverberg, Director of Education at Temple EmanuEl, along with Temple Emanu-Els Adult Education Co-Chairs Janet Hiller and Ellen Zipin. According to Treidel, who has served as the groups facilitator, Theres a genuine sense of enthusiasm and cooperation, and a strong desire to share resources to create additional programs for the community. Sabrina Silverberg, Al Treidel, Ronnie Riceberg, Isaac Azerad, Janet Hiller, Steve Weintraub (not pictured: Ellen Zipin)

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12A September 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS rff n ff tb f fb ff bffb A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS SC-00449. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. r r fn ftb f r fnrtb 18JNRH AT THE HIGH HOLIDAY SEASON, WE SAY LSHANA TOVA TIKATEVU, TO A SWEET, GOOD YEAR! You can make this Rosh Hashanah even sweeter. As you prepare to observe the High Holy Days and take stock of the past year, will you do a good deed, a mitzvah? Will you help others less fortunate than yourself? Will you assist in building a vibrant Jewish community in your own backyard? Will you support our brothers and sisters in Israel and around the world?WITH YOUR SUPPORT: We can provide assistance to local seniors in need, Holocaust survivors and those on the brink of homelessness. We can bring Judaism to our community through cultural partnerships, a presence on area college campuses and opportunities for our teens to travel to Israel. We can strengthen our relationship with Israel and worldwide Jewry, providing advocacy and assistance to thousands of struggling Israelis and care for those at-risk seniors in the former Soviet Union. Would you consider making a gi to our Federation? All year long, youll be able to reect on the Jewish people youre helping, the Jewish communities youre building and the Jewish lives you are touching. ank you in advance for your generous gi, and for helping make life sweeter for thousands of Jewish people and communities everywhere. rfntb tbrfrfr

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13A September 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS Pawsing to visit These we honor Your TributesANNUAL CAMPAIGN Howard, Ilene, Rich, Kim, Jeremy and your Federation Family Inna Sideman Rebecca and Rich BergmanHOLOCAUST PROGRAMS Howard, Ilene, Rich and his Federation Family 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. Temple Sinai moms visit Israel as part of the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project T he joy and the wonders of exploring Israel were experienced by nine moms representing Temple Sinai as part of the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project and also sponsored by Before taking Israel-bound moms were welcomed to the bimah for a special blessing at Temple Sinais Erev Shabbat Friday Service on July 6. When our Temple Sinai moms arrived in Tel Aviv they met moms from all over the world. It was so inspiring to be part of the welcome evening with a gala celebration that included food, dancing and new bonds made with the other moms. There was such a strong feeling of reconnecting with Judaism, said participant Lauren Glassman when summarizing her thoughts about the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project. The adventures were many, including riding a camel, wine tasting at a vineyard, preparing for Shabbat, and a Havdalah service to name a few. The trip also inthe Dead Sea, Masada and a Shabbat celebrated at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. One highlight of the trip was visiting the Israel Defense Forces base at the border with Jordan. that a tour group was allowed to enter. The exciting trip to Israel is offered to mothers with children under and empower women to change the world through Jewish values and to transform families and the community by creating a deeper Jewish pride and to Israel: Wende Kozlow, Gisele Pintchuck, Lisa Weintraub, Lauren Glassman, Audrey Quale Temple Sinais Lauren Glassman with soldiers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem connection to Israel. The concept is that relationship-building starts with women in their homes. The moms from Temple Sinai were Lisa Weintraub, Helene Feo, Lauren Glassman, Kari Ellingstad, Gisele Pintchuck, Kim Rosenberg, Wende Kozlow, Maggie Hilton and Audrey Quale. They all agreed that this was a most amazing trip. D uring a visit with Community Chaplain Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) last month, Iris Jacobs received an additional visitor. Webster, a handsome and friendly Swiss Mountain Dog, stopped by to provide a few minutes of pet therapy. While there, his owner, George Saxon, gave Iris the dogs business card, which, along with a couple of striking photos, indicates his birthdate and interests (eating, playing with his four Swiss Mountain Dog siblings, and being petted by everyone he meets). Iris, who has battled cancer over several years, certainly appreciated interacting with Webster. So, obviously, did Rabbi Katz, who is a big dog lover. dogs for patients, SMH also encourtroduce themselves and pet a variety of service dogs who gather every Thursday afternoon in a reception area just seems to enjoy these dog days at the hospital very much. The Community Chaplain role is funded in part by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.Iris Webster, George Saxon and Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz with Webster FIND JEWISH The COMMUNITY DIRECTORY on The Federation website gives you information at your ngertips. Any time of the day or night, you can Search and Click on our database of Jewish congregations, service providers and retail merchants. CHECK IT OUT TODAY!JFEDSRQ.org/Community-Directory LShanah Tovah! Tidewell Hospice is committed to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our patients and families. As a certied Jewish Hospice, Tidewell oers: Mezuzah and Shabbat candles Spiritual consultation with Rabbi on request Bible and prayer bookwww.tidewell.org 941-552-7500 855-Tidewell rff n ff tb f fb ff bffb A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS SC-00449. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. r r fn ftb f r fnrtb 18JNRH AT THE HIGH HOLIDAY SEASON, WE SAY LSHANA TOVA TIKATEVU, TO A SWEET, GOOD YEAR! You can make this Rosh Hashanah even sweeter. As you prepare to observe the High Holy Days and take stock of the past year, will you do a good deed, a mitzvah? Will you help others less fortunate than yourself? Will you assist in building a vibrant Jewish community in your own backyard? Will you support our brothers and sisters in Israel and around the world?WITH YOUR SUPPORT: We can provide assistance to local seniors in need, Holocaust survivors and those on the brink of homelessness. We can bring Judaism to our community through cultural partnerships, a presence on area college campuses and opportunities for our teens to travel to Israel. We can strengthen our relationship with Israel and worldwide Jewry, providing advocacy and assistance to thousands of struggling Israelis and care for those at-risk seniors in the former Soviet Union. Would you consider making a gi to our Federation? All year long, youll be able to reect on the Jewish people youre helping, the Jewish communities youre building and the Jewish lives you are touching. ank you in advance for your generous gi, and for helping make life sweeter for thousands of Jewish people and communities everywhere. rfntb tbrfrfr Fine JewelryExpert RepairsJewelry AppraisalsWatch Battery & BandsPearl Re-stringBuying Gold L 6289 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch941.907.3418 941.907.3418Located in Lakewood Ranch Fine Jewelry Expert Repairs Jewelry Appraisals Watch Battery & Bands Pearl Re-string Will be closed the month of September www.jwrp.org A Special JWRP Event for the Sarasota-Manatee CommunityThe Jewish Womens Renaissance Project was founded in 2008 with the mission of empowering women to change the world through Jewish values. Its major project is Momentum, a nine-day, highly-subsidized, life-changing journey to Israel experienced by over 10,000 women from 142 partner organizations and 26 countries. The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is excited to partner with JWRP to grow the momentum in our community. Join us for a special event, featuring JWRP Board Member, Andrea Mail, and also hear rst-hand experiences from our 2017 and 2018 trip participants. OCTOBER 29, 2018 AT 7:00 PMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLOCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 10:00 AMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLRSVPGisele Pintchuck gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029 If You Answered, YES! This Program Is For You!Jewish Womens Rennaisance Project (JWRP) was founded in 2008 to empower women to change the world through Jewish values. Momentum, is an eightday, highly-subsidized, life-changing journey to Israel experienced by over 10,000 women from 180 partner organizations and 26 countries.Join us for an Open House. You will hear from JWRP Board Member, Andrea Mail, and 2017-2018 trip participants, and learn about the Summer 2019 program. OPEN HOUSE DATES: OCTOBER 29, 2018 AT 7:00 PM OR OCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 10:00 AMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLFOR MORE INFO & TO RSVPGisele Pintchuck gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029 Are You a Mother Raising Jewish Children? Do You Have a Child Under 18 at Home? Would You Like to Go to Israel? ? ? ? www.jwrp.org A Special JWRP Event for the Sarasota-Manatee CommunityThe Jewish Womens Renaissance Project was founded in 2008 with the mission of empowering women to change the world through Jewish values. Its major project is Momentum, a nine-day, highly-subsidized, life-changing journey to Israel experienced by over 10,000 women from 142 partner organizations and 26 countries. The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is excited to partner with JWRP to grow the momentum in our community. Join us for a special event, featuring JWRP Board Member, Andrea Mail, and also hear rst-hand experiences from our 2017 and 2018 trip participants. OCTOBER 29, 2018 AT 7:00 PMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLOCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 10:00 AMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLRSVPGisele Pintchuck gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029 If You Answered, YES! This Program Is For You!Jewish Womens Rennaisance Project (JWRP) was founded in 2008 to empower women to change the world through Jewish values. Momentum, is an eightday, highly-subsidized, life-changing journey to Israel experienced by over 10,000 women from 180 partner organizations and 26 countries.Join us for an Open House. You will hear from JWRP Board Member, Andrea Mail, and 2017-2018 trip participants, and learn about the Summer 2019 program.OPEN HOUSE DATES: OCTOBER 29, 2018 AT 7:00 PM OR OCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 10:00 AMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLFOR MORE INFO & TO RSVPGisele Pintchuck gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029 Are You a Mother Raising Jewish Children? Do You Have a Child Under 18 at Home? Would You Like to Go to Israel? ? ? ? www.jwrp.org A Special JWRP Event for the Sarasota-Manatee CommunityThe Jewish Womens Renaissance Project was founded in 2008 with the mission of empowering women to change the world through Jewish values. Its major project is Momentum, a nine-day, highly-subsidized, life-changing journey to Israel experienced by over 10,000 women from 142 partner organizations and 26 countries. The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is excited to partner with JWRP to grow the momentum in our community. Join us for a special event, featuring JWRP Board Member, Andrea Mail, and also hear rst-hand experiences from our 2017 and 2018 trip participants. OCTOBER 29, 2018 AT 7:00 PMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLOCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 10:00 AMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLRSVPGisele Pintchuck gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029 If You Answered, YES! This Program Is For You!Jewish Womens Rennaisance Project (JWRP) was founded in 2008 to empower women to change the world through Jewish values. Momentum, is an eightday, highly-subsidized, life-changing journey to Israel experienced by over 10,000 women from 180 partner organizations and 26 countries.Join us for an Open House. You will hear from JWRP Board Member, Andrea Mail, and 2017-2018 trip participants, and learn about the Summer 2019 program.OPEN HOUSE DATES: OCTOBER 29, 2018 AT 7:00 PM OR OCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 10:00 AMThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FLFOR MORE INFO & TO RSVPGisele Pintchuck gpintchuck@jfedsrq.org or 941.706.0029 Are You a Mother Raising Jewish Children? Do You Have a Child Under 18 at Home? Would You Like to Go to Israel? ? ? ?

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14A September 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUSTemple Emanu-El volunteers including Wendy Wicks, dressed as the peddler Caps for Sale I nspired by Temple Emanu-Els of Helpful Living, tiative a groundbreaking program for volunteers to super-serve a kindergarten classroom at Wilkinson Elementary, a Title 1 public school, throughout signed to close the vocabulary gap between these at-risk students and peers from other socioeconomic groups; inspire the love of reading and increase reading readiness skills; support the integration of hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics learning activities; and increase the students life skills and self-esteem through intergenerational mentoring. With Sarasota Countys Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Starprograms: a weekly Rockin Reader program, in which Wilkinson kindergarteners were paired with reading buddies who visited weekly; and Book Buddies, which ensured that kindergarteners received gifts of books. Other activities were undertaken based on the teachers wish list and congregants interests and skills. Thanks to volunteers time, talents and donations, the initiative grew beyond Temple Emanu-Els wilddramatic storytelling; creative music, art and science experiences; STEAM learning activities; donated learning materials; and by receiving over eight books to build their home library. Dealso helped with the book fair, summer reading program, and materials collections for various learning activities. school year. Please join our initiative or start your own. The initiative is designed for easy replication by organizations into other classrooms, grades or schools. Please contact Dr. Tanice Knopp at awetyk@yahoo.com for more information. Its time to get involved!The National Council of Jewish nity service options for people to be involved with the youth in the local area. Hearing screening and vision screening of preschoolers continue to be successful programs in Sarasota County. The very popular puppet program, Someone to Talk To, presentSchools increases awareness of, and abuse. Already involved in 11 preschools/ VPK in Sarasota and Venice, NCJW has received approval to expand into Manatee County with its patented proH.I.P.P.Y. (Home Instruction of Parents with Preschool Youngsters) is a program developed at Hebrew University. The curriculum helps expose parents to skills that will help children have success in school. NCJW also donates backpacks to graduating 5-year-olds as they move on to kindergarten. Community Service committee of the people served in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Join us and share in the joy of our work. For more information, please email Anita Knisbacher at ladylingo@verizon.net. 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16A September 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUS The Silver Megaphone Award given to Bill Graham by The Rolling Stones, 1972, silver, Collection of David and Alex Graham, photo by Robert WedemeyerBill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution opens at The Florida Holocaust Museum T he Florida Holocaust Museum is thrilled to announce that Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution has recently opened. This exhibition 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 United States as an Nazis, fueling a lifelong passion and advocacy for justice. Due to the increasing peril to Jews in Germany, Grahams mother placed her son and her youngest daughter, Tanya, Tolla, in a Berlin orphanage, which sent them to France in a preHolocaust exchange of Jewish children for Christian orphans. Grahams older sisters, Sonja and Ester, stayed behind with their mother. After the fall of France, Graham was among a group of Jewish orphans spirited out of France, United States. But a majority, includjourney. He was one of the One Thousand Children (OTC), those mainly Jewish children who and Europe, and come directly to North America, but whose parents were forced to stay behind. Nearly all of these OTC parents were killed by the Reich. Grahams mother died at Auschwitz. Sonia, Ester and Tolla. The elder four survived the Holocaust. Rita and Ester moved to the United States and were close to Graham in his later life. Evelyn and Sonia escaped the Holocaust, war, to Europe. Named one of the best museum shows of 2017 by the Chicago Tribune, The FHM 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. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution retrospective about the life and career of Bill Graham. Recognized as one of in history, Graham launched the careers of numerous legends in the 1960s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. He conceived rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of he worked with iconic artists including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones. Through memorabilia, photographs, archival concert footage, historical and new video interviews, ephemera and psychedelic art, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution on Grahams life and an exploration of how Graham helped transform rock music into the immersive, multidimensional and highly lucrative phenomenon of rock theater that persists today. Treasured photographs and artifacts from Grahams early life and career will be on loan from the Graham family, many on view to the and the original artwork of several iconic Fillmore concert posters will be on museum display, revealing the signature visual styles and creative process of poster artists Bonnie MacLean, Wes Wilson, David Singer, Greg Irons and David Byrd. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Museum...continued from previous page continued on next page M a y y o u r y e a r b e f il l e d wit h a n a b u n da n ce o f h a p p in e s s g o o d h e a l t h a n d h a r m o n y 105 0 S T u ttl e A ven u e S ar aso ta, F L 342 37 (941) 955 -8121 i n fo @ te m p l eb eth sh o l o m fl o r g w w w tem p l eb eth sh o l o m fl o r g TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM welcomes the Jewish community to join usfor all of our Shabbat, High Holy Day, & Festival Services Contact the TBS office for more information on services and tickets. Arrangements for High Holiday Services can be made at no cost by contacting the Temple office. Voluntary contributions are appreciated. S e l i c hot S e r v i c e & D e s s e r t R e c e pti on S a t u rd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 8 : 0 0 p m 1 0 : 0 0 p m E r e v R os h H a s ha na h S e r v i c e S u n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 7 : 3 0 p m 9 : 3 0 p m R os h H a s ha na h D a y 1 S e r v i c e M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 0 a n d R os h H a s ha na h D a y 2 S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 1 9 : 0 0 a m 1 : 0 0 p m v a l e t p ro vi d e d Y outh P r ogr a m m i ng & C hi l dc a r e 9 : 0 0 a m 1 : 0 0 p m Fol l owi ng D a y 2 S e r v i c e s : Jo i n u s a t A rl i n g t o n P a rk P o n d f o r Ta sh l i ch S e rvi ce & B Y O Fa m i l y P i cn i c C offe e B a r 9 : 0 0 a m 1 1 : 0 0 a m S ha bba t S huv a h Fri d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 4 6 : 3 0 p m S a t u rd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 5 9 : 0 0 a m K ol N i dr e S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 8 7 : 0 0 p m 9 : 0 0 p m v a l e t p ro vi d e d Y om K i ppur S e r v i c e W e d n e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 9 9 : 0 0 a m 2 : 0 0 p m v a l e t p ro vi d e d Y outh P r ogr a m m i ng & C hi l dc a r e 9 : 0 0 a m 2 : 0 0 p m Y i zk or S e r v i c e 1 1 : 0 0 a m Q & A wi th R a bbi W e r bow, 4 : 3 0 p m M i nc ha & N e i l a h S e r v i c e 5 : 3 0 p m S hofa r B l owi ng, 8 : 0 0 p m B r e a k -the -Fa s t, 8 : 0 5 p m L 'S h a na h T o v a h fro m o u r fa m il y t o y o u r s S uk k ot D a y 1 S e r v i c e M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 4 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m S uk k ot D a y 2 S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 5 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m S uk k ot S ha bba t D i nne r i n t h e S u kk a h Fri d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 8 7 : 0 0 p m S h a b b a t S e rvi ce 6 : 0 0 p m h e l p ra i se t h e S u kk a h S u n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 6 S hm i ni A tze r e t S e r v i c e M o n d a y, Oct o b e r 1 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m Y i zk or 1 1 : 0 0 a m S i m c ha t Tor a h Fa m i l y C e l e br a ti on M o n d a y, Oct o b e r 1 7 : 0 0 p m 9 : 0 0 p m S i m c ha t Tor a h S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, Oct o b e r 2 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m A nnua l C e m e te r y V i s i t S u n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 6 1 1 : 0 0 a m TB S C e m e t e ry 9 0 1 C i rcu s B l vd Robert KrasowRealtor Exceptional Service RobertKrasow@michaelsaunders.com RobertKrasow.michaelsaunders.com Hablo Espaol5100 Ocean Blvd Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.3444 michaelsaunders.com Above All Robert Krasow RobertKrasow@michaelsaunders.com RobertKrasow.michaelsaunders.com Robert Krasow RobertKrasow@michaelsaunders.com RobertKrasow.michaelsaunders.com 941.349.3444 Revolution also illuminates how Grahams childhood experiences as a Jewish emigrant from Nazi Germany fueled his drive and ingenuity as a cultural innovator and advocate for social justice. Born in Berlin, Graham arrived in New York at the age of eleven as part of a help Jewish children went to live with a foster family in the Bronx and spent his teenage years in New York City before bein the Korean War. He relocated to San Francisco just as the hippie movement was gathering steam, and became the business manager for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical theater company that performed for free in parks. on November 6, 1965: a fundraiser to support the legal defense of one of the Mime Troupe actors. It was a transformative moment for the 34-yearhe was good at from which he could Bill Graham enlightens Beach Boys Management: Your band is late. Berkeley Coliseum Stadium, Berkeley, CA, June 1971, chromogenic print, photo courtesy of Robert Altman

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17A September 2018 COMMUNITY FOCUSThe Silver Megaphone Award given to Bill Graham by The Rolling Stones, 1972, silver, Collection of David and Alex Graham, photo by Robert Wedemeyer Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution opens at The Florida Holocaust Museumtion on Grahams life and an exploration of how Graham helped transform rock music into the immersive, multidimensional and highly lucrative phenomenon of rock theater that persists today. Treasured photographs and artifacts from Grahams early life and career will be on loan from the Graham family, many on view to the and the original artwork of several iconic Fillmore concert posters will be on museum display, revealing the signature visual styles and creative process of poster artists Bonnie MacLean, Wes Wilson, David Singer, Greg Irons and David Byrd. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Museum...continued from previous page M a y y o u r y e a r b e f il l e d wit h a n a b u n da n ce o f h a p p in e s s g o o d h e a l t h a n d h a r m o n y 105 0 S T u ttl e A ven u e S ar aso ta, F L 342 37 (941) 955 -8121 i n fo @ te m p l eb eth sh o l o m fl o r g w w w tem p l eb eth sh o l o m fl o r gTEMPLE BETH SHOLOMwelcomes the Jewish community to join usfor all of our Shabbat, High Holy Day, & Festival Services Contact the TBS office for more information on services and tickets. Arrangements for High Holiday Services can be made at no cost by contacting the Temple office. Voluntary contributions are appreciated. S e l i c hot S e r v i c e & D e s s e r t R e c e pti on S a t u rd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 8 : 0 0 p m 1 0 : 0 0 p m E r e v R os h H a s ha na h S e r v i c e S u n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 7 : 3 0 p m 9 : 3 0 p m R os h H a s ha na h D a y 1 S e r v i c e M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 0 a n d R os h H a s ha na h D a y 2 S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 1 9 : 0 0 a m 1 : 0 0 p m v a l e t p ro vi d e d Y outh P r ogr a m m i ng & C hi l dc a r e 9 : 0 0 a m 1 : 0 0 p m Fol l owi ng D a y 2 S e r v i c e s : Jo i n u s a t A rl i n g t o n P a rk P o n d f o r Ta sh l i ch S e rvi ce & B Y O Fa m i l y P i cn i c C offe e B a r 9 : 0 0 a m 1 1 : 0 0 a m S ha bba t S huv a h Fri d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 4 6 : 3 0 p m S a t u rd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 5 9 : 0 0 a m K ol N i dr e S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 8 7 : 0 0 p m 9 : 0 0 p m v a l e t p ro vi d e d Y om K i ppur S e r v i c e W e d n e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 9 9 : 0 0 a m 2 : 0 0 p m v a l e t p ro vi d e d Y outh P r ogr a m m i ng & C hi l dc a r e 9 : 0 0 a m 2 : 0 0 p m Y i zk or S e r v i c e 1 1 : 0 0 a m Q & A wi th R a bbi W e r bow, 4 : 3 0 p m M i nc ha & N e i l a h S e r v i c e 5 : 3 0 p m S hofa r B l owi ng, 8 : 0 0 p m B r e a k -the -Fa s t, 8 : 0 5 p m L 'S h a na h T o v a h fro m o u r fa m il y t o y o u r s S uk k ot D a y 1 S e r v i c e M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 4 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m S uk k ot D a y 2 S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 5 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m S uk k ot S ha bba t D i nne r i n t h e S u kk a h Fri d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 8 7 : 0 0 p m S h a b b a t S e rvi ce 6 : 0 0 p m h e l p ra i se t h e S u kk a h S u n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 6 S hm i ni A tze r e t S e r v i c e M o n d a y, Oct o b e r 1 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m Y i zk or 1 1 : 0 0 a m S i m c ha t Tor a h Fa m i l y C e l e br a ti on M o n d a y, Oct o b e r 1 7 : 0 0 p m 9 : 0 0 p m S i m c ha t Tor a h S e r v i c e Tu e sd a y, Oct o b e r 2 9 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m A nnua l C e m e te r y V i s i t S u n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 6 1 1 : 0 0 a m TB S C e m e t e ry 9 0 1 C i rcu s B l vd Revolution also illuminates how Grahams childhood experiences as a Jewish emigrant from Nazi Germany fueled his drive and ingenuity as a cultural innovator and advocate for social justice. Born in Berlin, Graham arrived in New York at the age of eleven as part of a help Jewish children went to live with a foster family in the Bronx and spent his teenage years in New York City before bein the Korean War. He relocated to San Francisco just as the hippie movement was gathering steam, and became the business manager for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical theater company that performed for free in parks. on November 6, 1965: a fundraiser to support the legal defense of one of the Mime Troupe actors. It was a transformative moment for the 34-yearhe was good at from which he could also earn a living. Soon afterwards he took over the lease on the famed Fillmore Auditorium, where he produced groundbreaking shows throughout the 1960s, including sold-out concerts by the Grateful Dead, Cream, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and The Doors, among many others. Grahams mastery at promoting, marketing and managing artists propelled him to become one of the music industrys most The public will also be able to see, the original apple barrel that greeted fans with fresh apples at the entrance to the Fillmore Auditorium, letters and gifts from performers and fans, and remarkable live performance and backstage photos from the Fillmore, Winterland, Day on the Green, Live Aid and other Bill Graham Presents concerts throughout the era. An installation of The Joshua Light Show the trailblazing liquid light show conceived in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White, which served as a backdrop to many Graham-produced shows will be customized by White speone of several gallery components designed to evoke the sights and sounds of the era. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution opened to the public on AuFebruary 10, 2019. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is 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. It is presented locally by Bank of America, with additional support from the State of Florida Department gardner Gelbart Foundation. 2017 marked a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum as the Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org. 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18A September 2018 JEWISH INTEREST For a continuously updated community calendar, visit www.jfedsrq.org. 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 Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldElderly isolation its bad for mom but worse for dad Were so worried about dad. Thats how Karen began her email to me. Hes so lonely and my brother and I dont know what to do. Karens father, Sid, lived alone in the condo he once shared with his beloved Jennie, who passed away nine years ago. Today he rarely leaves the house. The same is true for Gerry, except that he doesnt live alone. Gerry has a small apartment in a Jewish retirement community where activities abound, but like Sid, Gerry stays primarily in his apartment. And although he takes his meals in the dining room, he often requests a table for one so that he can eat by himself. men and women is not a new phenomenon, but as the population grows older, it is elderly men, more so than elderly and lonely life. According to Jared Wadley, whose University of Michigan study of elderly isolation found that men were more likely than women to be socially isolated, daughter Karens concerns for her father are well placed. Blogger Sarah Stevenson, writing for the senior referral service, A Place for Mom, speaks to Gerrys situation when she found that whether living alone or in a senior living community, a critical factor is NOT how many others are in proximity, but how often seniors engage in social activities. And dozens of studies devoted to the aging process concur that social isolation increases the health risks for seniors, in particular for isolated men. These risks include long term illness, bouts of depression, diminished cognition, high blood pressure and an early death. So nu? What to do? One group that a unique solution. ROMEO stands for Retired Old Men Eating Out and, as its website states, ROMEO is a simple acronym which helps to tell a very big story. Thanks to Tom Brokaw, who many say coined the term in his The Greatest Generation, the ROMEO phenomenon boasts local chapters in cities all over the country and gives its male members an opportunity to meet, greet, share a meal and make a friend. ROMEO founders emphasize the importance of their groups and cite a recent study published by Brigham Young University that states that making and maintaining social relationships (like the ROMEO groups provide) increases an elderly mans chances of a longer life by a whopping 50 percent! When I found a ROMEO club near to Sids home, I called his daughter with the good news. Karen was happy to learn that a socialization experience but she had her misgivings. So, Rabbi, Karen said, The ROMEO club sounds great, but how do I get my dad to go? Good question! BLev Shalem, an Israel-based organization that focuses on Personalized Support for children talk to their parents about the importance of social interaction for their physical, cognitive and emotional portunities that are engaging and stimulating, and encourage them to try it, at Since men can be especially reluctant to break the isolation cycle, BLev Shalem suggests that adult children ask a friend or relative to accompany dad as a ROMEO lunch spot, or ask a current ROMEO member to serve as dads KRVW\003WKH\003\277\003UVW\003WLPH\003DURX\QG\021\003 Writing for the website myjewishlearning.com, Rabbi Bradley Artson reminds us that when Moses and his brother, Aaron, receive Gods command to appear before Pharaoh to demand the freedom of the Jews, in what looks like an unnecessary digression WKH\003RUDK\003UHFRUGV\003WKDW\003\000RVHV\003ZDV\003\033\023\003 years old and big brother Aaron was \033\026\021\264\003 Rabbi Artson cites the Talmud where we learn that a person who UHDFKHV\003\033\023\003KDV\003UHDFKHG\003WKH\003DJH\003RI\003 strength, and explains that an adult of \263\033\023\003\\000HDUV\003LV\003\277\003QDOO\\000DEOH\003WR\003ORRN\003DW\003WKH\003 human condition with compassion and VRPH\003VNHSWLFLVP\021\003$W\003\033\023\003\\000HDUV\003RI\003DJH\017\003 we need no longer serve either passion or ambition. 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19A September 2018 JEWISH INTEREST Aging Jewishly What our traditions teach us about growing oldtant to break the isolation cycle, BLev Shalem suggests that adult children ask a friend or relative to accompany dad as a ROMEO lunch spot, or ask a current ROMEO member to serve as dads Writing for the website myjewishlearning.com, Rabbi Bradley Artson reminds us that when Moses and his brother, Aaron, receive Gods command to appear before Pharaoh to demand the freedom of the Jews, in what looks like an unnecessary digression years old and big brother Aaron was Rabbi Artson cites the Talmud where we learn that a person who strength, and explains that an adult of human condition with compassion and we need no longer serve either passion or ambition. Or as a ROMEO member put it, We can sit back, enjoy life, make new friends and have a nice lunch! For ten years Rabbi Barbara Aiello served the Aviva Campus for Senior Life in Sarasota as resident rabbi. Currently as Avivas Rabbi Emerita, she shares her experiences on Aging Jewishly. Contact her at Rabbi@Rabbi Barbara.com. Abigail Pogrebin (Credit Lorin Klaris) Her year of living Jewishly The Jewish News My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. By Abigail Pogrebin. Foreword by A.J. Jacobs. Fig Tree Books. 336 pages. Hardcover $22.99.Phil Jason W hat a joy it is to be able to share vicariously this talented and energetic authors journey, a journey self-designed to deepen her Jewish knowledge and Yes, she gains insight and appreciation for the individual holy days and rituals, especially the most holy of all the Sabbath. Beyond this, however, she comes to feel the genius of the sacramental and liturgical Jewish year as an overarching structure both in time and beyond time. There is a rhythm to the changing emotional seasons of grief and joy, defeat and victory, scarcity and plentitude. During this experimental year, she realizes more strongly than ever that the hold and power of the holidays depends upon ones preparation and intention. Helping Pogrebin and her readers are quotations from rabbis that she has met or read along her journey. These quotations are selected to underscore key issues connected with the holidays and the ways in which the calendar structures Jewish life. Some of the quotations introduce a theme or a chapter, while others simply arise when they are needed to lend clarity and authority. Other useful tools are the special appendices: A Jewish Year in Bullet Points, a list of rabbis and other authorities interviewed as part of Pogrebins research, a bibliography, and a glossary. Throughout her travels, inquiries and meditations, Pogrebin continues to underscore her experiences as a Jewish child and woman, as wife and mother, and as an accomseeker. These are parts of the tapestry. Now one of its threads, the thread of her Jewish selfhood and spirituality, is a much more prominent part of the design. This remarkable book accomplishes its ends with great vitality and generous, inspiring openness. Abigail Pogrebin worked for Mike Wallace as a producer on 60 Minutes Her other books are Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish and One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin Her work appears in such periodicals as Newsweek New York magazine, The Daily Beast the Forward and Tablet. Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Naval Academy. He reviews regularly for Florida Weekly Jewish Book World, Southern Literary Review and other publications. Please visit Phils website at www.philjason.wordpress.com. SARASO TA | MANA TEE | CHARL OT TE C OUNTIES rfntbrf tfb rf ntb r b t ttnbtfb Martin J. KossoffCFP / AIF Principal, PresidentCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER APA_518_JF5x6_MECH.indd 1 5/31/18 12:08 PM 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 Abigail Pogrebin will talk about her book on Sunday, November 11 at 12:30pm. See the ad on page 2A for details.

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20A September 2018 JEWISH INTERESTMach-zor Holidays prayer book Kzohar Ha-Ivrit Dr. Rachel DulinThe Jewish year 5779 comTishray, which falls on September 10, Rosh Ha-Shanna, literally Head of the Year, is marked with introspection, self-evaluation and recitation of prayers of forgiveness and hope. This tradition is echoed in a special prayer book called Machzor,comprised of prayers, tacha-nu-nim, supplications, and special pi-u-tim, liturgical poetry. The question arises: Why is the holidays prayer book called Machzor and not Siddur, the name of the daily and Shabbat prayer book? The answer is based in the fact that the Siddur, the yearly prayer book, follows a distinct order, a seder of prayers recited on Shabbat and weekdays. The Mach-zor, on the other hand, not only follows a distinct order, but its unique collection of prayers and liturgical poetry focuses on the celebration of the holidays, making one cognizant of the cyclical nature of the cosmos, its seasonal changes and, thereby, the passage of time. Moreover, the Mach-zor is designed to give each individual the opportunity for a yearly self-evaluation, for contemplation of ones past deeds, and the hope for forgiveness and change. The word Mach-zor is derived from the verb cha-zar, which has several meanings. In the Bible and in post-biblical Hebrew, cha-zar means go around, return, repeat and repent. In modern Hebrew, cha-zar also means to court and restore. Indeed, the collection of prayers in the Machzor For the Mach-zor addresses not only the cyclical dynamics of nature in the universe and the seasonal repetition, but also the feeling of repentance and hope experienced by each individual. With so many meanings its not phrases and idioms based on the verb cha-zar. For example, cho-zer bit-shuvah literally returns with answer or turns around, points to a person who regrets leaving Jewish life, and repents and return to the faith. Another idiom to mention is galgal chozer ba-olam literally a wheel comes full circle in the world, implying that history repeats itself and also that life has its ups and downs. A lovely idiom based on cha-zar is he-che-zir atarah le-yosh-nah literally restored the crown to its original splendor, namely, to bring back the glory of something important that has been lost. We will end with the ancient astronomical concepts of mach-zor ha-shemesh cycle of the sun, and mach-zor ha-levanah cycle of the moon. Traditionally, the suns machzor, also known as the large machzor rotation of the sun as it returns to its original place of creation. By this calculation, the moons rotation, known as the small mach-zor , implies the moons cycle of every 19 years, returning to its original place ( Pirkay dRabbi Eliezer 6-7). In short, our holidays prayer book, the Mach-zor ing is static in our universe. The heavenly bodies, the seasons, history and human deeds, all are in perpetual rotation. All are a part of a grand mach-zor I wish all our readers Shana To vah a year of health, joy and peace. Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin is a professor of biblical literature at Spertus College in Chicago, and an adjunct professor of Hebrew and Bible at New College in Sarasota. THE 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. 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Registering for The Jewish Federations weekly email 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

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21A September 2018 JEWISH INTEREST STAY CONNECTEDfacebook.com/jfedsrq 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 The martyrdom of CzechoslovakiaI ago this month one of the greatest surrenders to bullying on the international stage took place when ocratic state of Czechoslovakia on the altar of a policy that became known as appeasement, in the hope that they could and thus avoid having to confront him in a war they were By not standing up to him, however, all they did was encourage him to continue with his campaign of intimidation and threats. Every time the Western powers surrendered to some new demand, Hitler was inspired to reach even higher, he wanted at no cost to himself. The Munich Agreement was Ge rmany, Br itain, Fr ance and It aly. It permitted Germanys annexation of the Sud etenland region, an area populated by about three-million German-speaking people who had, as it turned out, never belonged to Germany. As early ler and his generals had their eyes set on Czechoslovakia, while the Czechs, in turn, relied on alliances with France and the Soviet Union to counter German threats. As the year progressed, however, it became clear that both France and its ally, Britain, were not prepared to defend Czechoslovakia. There was a desperate desire to avoid a military confrontation with Germany at any price. To keep the peace, British Prime Minister Nevi lle Chamberlain made three trips during September to see Hitler: on September 15 he went to the Fhrers mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden; on September 22 he went to a second meeting at Bad Godesberg, not went to Munich on September 29. In each case, he discussed the situation ever concessions it would take to stop Germany from going to war. With the third trip, Chamberlain proposed that a four-power conference be convened to settle the issue, and on lain, together with Eduard Daladier of France and Benito Mussolini of Italy, met on September 30 in Hitlers headquarters, the Fhrerbau in the Bavarian capital. (The building is still used today as the Hochschule fur Musik, or Music College.) They agreed that Germany would annex the Sudetenland, with an international commission to decide the future of other disputed areas. The Czech government of Edvard Bene played no role in these discussions and was simply informed of developments. Two Czech delegates were denied access to the meeting and were kept under virtual house arrest in their hotel until the agreement had been signed. Britain and France then informed the Czechs that they faced two options: they could either resist Germany alone, or acquiesce to the German invasion of their sovereign territory. So that Britain and France would not have to confront the Nazis, this small democratic nation would have to pay the price they demanded ishment for merely existing, as their country was dismembered in tears and sorrow. Before returning to London, Chamberlain paid Hitler a personal visit in his Munich apartment. He took with him a short note prepared earlier in London, declaring that the two nations agreed henceforth to always to Hitler, Chamberlain then signed it. Hitler signed too, reputedly telling one of those in his circle later that the British Prime Minister seemed like such a nice old gentleman, he was pleased to Upon his return to London, Chamberlain was met at Heston Airport by jubilant crowds, relieved that the threat of war had passed. He informed the British public that he had achieved peace with honor, saying that he believed the settlement would bring peace for our time. A few months later, on March 15, 1939, the hollowness of this promise was revealed when Hitler marched his troops into what was the little country without a hand being raised to defend it. It was little wonder that Winsto n Churchill, then seemingly at the end of his political career, could state that the impact of Munich would not mean peace with honor, but war with dishonor. On September 1, 1939, six months after the invasion of rump Czechoslovakia, Hitler tried his bullying tactics one time too many, invading Poland would again back down. This time, of course, they did not and World War II was set in motion. For the Jews of Czechoslovakia, none of this passed without chilling fear and apprehension. The Sudetenland was gradually occupied between October 1 and October 10, and Jews in the region started feeling the Nazi presence immediately. Persecution began, and synagogues were burned down during the Kristallnacht pogrom of of Nazi anti-Semitic laws was imposed on the Czech Jews, and it took little time for the whole region to become the Third Reich. A frantic search for some sort of haven now took place for the Jews of the Czech lands. By this time, however, with the Evian Conference of earlier in the year a bad memory, the doors of entry for Jews were being closed all over the world a situation that would only get worse in the year after Munich. Dr. Paul Bartrop is Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. 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We will end with the ancient astronomical concepts of mach-zor ha-shemesh, cycle of the sun, and mach-zor ha-levanah cycle of the moon. Traditionally, the suns machzor, also known as the large machzor rotation of the sun as it returns to its original place of creation. By this calculation, the moons rotation, known as the small mach-zor, implies the moons cycle of every 19 years, returning to its original place (Pirkay dRabbi Eliezer 6-7). In short, our holidays prayer book, the Mach-zor ing is static in our universe. The heavenly bodies, the seasons, history and human deeds, all are in perpetual rotation. All are a part of a grand mach-zor. I wish all our readers Shana To vah, a year of health, joy and peace. Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin is a professor of biblical literature at Spertus College in Chicago, and an adjunct professor of Hebrew and Bible at New College in Sarasota.

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22A September 2018 JEWISH INTEREST 2018 Eurovision Song Contest won by Netta Barzilai Arlene Stolnitz I Eurovision Song Contest, normally held every year in May, and held in Lisbon, Portugal, this year, was a shock to all even though Netta Barzilais Toy had been touted as a favorite. It was reported that she would sing Toy in English except for a few Hebrew phrases. Opposition to even a mention of the name Jerusalem was apparent during the event, but that didnt stop the judges from choosing the sassy song with its strong message. Barzilai, Israels famous transgender pop singer, exclaimed after the contest, Thank you for choosing difference, thank you for celebrating diversity. As an ambitious and determined 25-year-old, Barzilai has an extensive and excellent background in music studies. She has studied at the renowned Rimon School of Music in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, where she specialized in electronic music. Rimon is Israels largest independent professional school for the advanced study of jazz, R&B, bebop, rock and pop music. (Florida residents will be interested in knowing Rimons international program includes a course of study in Winter Park, Florida.) Barzilais choice of Toy is characteristic of the unique artist that she is. Its not just bop, but a special mix Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Known by her stage name Netta, her song is a womens anthem to female empowerment. The catchy song uses lyrics such as: Look at me, Im a beautiful creature/ I dont care about your modern-time preachers/ Welcome boys, too much noise, I will teach you. The message, I am a strong, independent woman, is an obvious reference to the #MeToo movement. For those brave enough to listen to the song online, Netta clucks like a chicken with noises that are meant to imitate the voices of a coward, a chicken someone who doesnt act the way he/she feels and treats you like a toy. Forty-three countries participated in the contest this year with Cyprus and the Czech Republic scoring their highest results ever. The international song competition, established in 1956, is held among the member nations of the European Broadcasting Union and is reportedly the longest-running international television contest with an audience of over 100 million viewers. It is also broadcast in several countries that do not compete such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand and China. This is Israels fourth win at the contest. Familiar to Jewish News readers are songs such as Hallelujah! and Yahad Naamod (Together We Stand), past Israeli winners. The Sarasota Jewish Chorale sang Yahad Naamod in its production of Remembering to Rejoicing earlier this year. Traditionally, the winner of the contest hosts the competition the following year. Next years Eurovision (as it is called) will take place in Jerusalem, which is already causing some consternation among the anti-Israel contingent. According to sources, there is some concern that countries may boycott the event due to the political situation. Another concern involves violation of the Sabbath, since the Friday night jury show and Saturday afternoon rehearsals would involve Sabbath transgressions according to United Torah Judaism, Israels ultraOrthodox party. Kan, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, has stated that every hosting of next years Eurovision. Arlene Stolnitz, founder of the Sarasota Jewish Chorale, is a member of the Jewish Congregation of Venice. A retired educator from Rochester, New York, she has sung in choral groups for over 25 years and also sings in Venices Chorale (formerly Exsultate!). Her interest in choral music has led to this series of articles on Jewish folk music in the Diaspora. 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Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages throughout Sarasota-Manatee; Marc Chagall, Flow ers and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams exhibit in partnership with Marie Selby Botan ical Gardens, which runs through the end of July and is setting attendance records; and the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, scheduled at the Selby Public Library in April and May for six weeks. Bringing Judaism to life is a goal of our Jewish Federation and we are so fortunate to have gener Inspirational Anne Frank exhibit comes to Sarasota: A powerful voice speaks for and to millions By Sandy Chase The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit brings to life the story of a child during WWII. As we exam ine the historical events surrounding her life, it is a lesson for all on how to become an up-stander not bystander and support one another. Bernadette D. Bennett, Ed.D., Sarasota County Schools, Program Specialist Social Studies, K-12 F rom April 17 through May 27, our commu nity, especially our children, will experience the Anne Frank exhibit at the Selby Public Li brary. More than six million people the same num ber who perished at the hands of the Nazis have seen this traveling display worldwide. Dedicated to Holocaust education, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is sponsoring this memorable exhibit in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Sarasota which will provide teen docents through its Coexis tence Club at Booker High School. 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23A September 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? JEWISH INTEREST 2018 Eurovision Song Contest won by Netta Barzilaiviolation of the Sabbath, since the Friday night jury show and Saturday afternoon rehearsals would involve Sabbath transgressions according to United Torah Judaism, Israels ultraOrthodox party. Kan, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, has stated that every hosting of next years Eurovision. Arlene Stolnitz, founder of the Sarasota Jewish Chorale, is a member of the Jewish Congregation of Venice. A retired educator from Rochester, New York, she has sung in choral groups for over 25 years and also sings in Venices Chorale (formerly Exsultate!). Her interest in choral music has led to this series of articles on Jewish folk music in the Diaspora. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised, live, on NBC on Monday, quee categories. Lead actor, comedy: 71, Curb Your Enthusiasm; Lead actress, comedy: 52, Better Things, and 45, Black-ish ; Lead actress, drama: 30, Westworld ; Supporting actor, comedy: Barry; Supporting actress, comedy: 47, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Supporting actor, drama: 65, Homeland; Supporting actor, limited series/TV movie: The Looming Tower ; Supporting actress, limited series/TV movie: 69, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Director, comedy: 50, Glow, and 52, Mrs. Maisel (she also created this series); Director, drama: 55, Game of Thrones, and 60ish, Ozark; Director, Variety Special: 60ish, The Oscars; Directing, limited series/TV Movie: Godless (he also wrote the series), The Looming Tower and 76, Paterno (Note: The writing and directing have omitted.) Writing, comedy: Mrs. Maisel; Writing, drama: 57, The Americans, 55, The Crown, and and both 47, Game of Thrones; Writing, limited series/TV movie: Godless The Outstanding (or best) series awards go to the series principal producers, of whom there are many. My practice is to list the best of series that have a Jewish creator or co-creator (who is usually a producer, too). Outstanding Comedy Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mrs. Maisel and 55, with 55, Silicon Valley Outstanding Drama Series: The Americans , The Crown, Game of Thrones and 39, This is Us. Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: 47, I Love You America with Sarah Silverman, 43, Portlandia, and 73, Saturday Night Live. Outstanding Limited Series: 35ish, Genius: Picasso, and Scott Frank, Godless. As you might know, the number of Emmy categories has grown so much that some categories formerly presented in prime time have been moved to the Creative Arts ceremony (which also includes technical categories). The Creatives will be broadcast on cable station FXX on Saturday, September notable Jewish Creative nominees. Outstanding TV movie: 59 (writer), The Tale, and 47, (writer) Paterno. Outstanding Informational Series: the late (whose mother was Jewish), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown; Outstanding Documentary: 50ish, Icarus, and 50, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. Outstanding Guest Actress, Comedy Series: Saturday Night Live, and 46, The Good Place ; Outstanding Narrator: 96, If Youre Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast and 50, 24/7. The series Star Trek: Discovery on the CBS All-Access streaming service, has turned into a pretty big hit. The 2nd season of Discovery begins next January and to keep viewer interest fresh, CBS commissioned four, 15-minute miniepisodes that will premiere this fall. The mini-episode Calypso was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist 55. Calypso on a deserted space ship. Chabon has been married since 1993 to writer and former attorney 53. They have four children. Like Chabon, Waldmans novels frequently have Jewish characters and themes, and they both have written essays on Jewish subjects. Waldman was in the news last month soon after Henry Louis Gates, the host of the PBS celebrity ancestry show, Finding Your Roots, disclosed (July 31) that House Speaker Paul Ryan, a practicing Catholic, has some remote Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry (about 3% of his DNA). Gates let this drop during a news conference promoting the 5th season of his show, which premieres in January. On August 1, Ryan tweeted: Guess I have to start saying LChaim, too. Waldman, a political progressive like her husband, responded to the Roots news a few hours after Ryan. In a tweet that was widely reported, Waldman wrote: Im sorry but no, we dont want him. Also weighing in was Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic like Ryan, and a progressive like Waldman. 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24A September 2018 JEWISH INTEREST continued on next page at the southernmost corner of the United States The Jewish NewsPhil Jason I n seven well-shaped chapters, author Arlo Haskell packs an enjoyable and frequently astonishing history of Key Wests Jewish community. Hearing of the topic, some people will assume that this is a slender thread to spin into a book. However, they would be wrong. Haskells research has turned up a considerable amount of information that brings to life 144 years of Jewish involvement in this most idiosyncratic town. The chapters logical slices of history, each focusing on the economic and cultural aspects of Jewish life. Thus, the journey begins with a discussion of sailors and merchants in an era of military events, stressing the importance of Key West as a port town, a multilingual place that had an the rebuilding of the town brought new opportunities. Abram Wolkowsky and other Eastern European Jews shared religious customs, the experience of exile and the Yiddish language. Slowly, Jewish institutions begin to take hold. Congregation Bnai Zion, still origin. The Jewish Alliances Key West The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries (1823-1969), by Arlo Haskell. Deluxe Trade Paperback $24.00. nineteenth century, the Jewish community was tiny, hardly a real community. Early Jewish settlers included tailors and clothes merchants. The naval presence brought them customers. During a 20-year span that followed the initial attraction of Jews to Key West, opportunities in a growth industry took hold and swelled the population, including the Cuban and the Jewish population. Samuel Seidenberg ize on the fact that a cigar as good as the Cuban ones could be made in Key constructed a huge factory. His Jewish rivals included M. Myerson, Max Marx, the Pohalski brothers and Julius Ellinger. Haskells narrative of the Key West tobacco boom shows how it promoted the towns economy, attracting investments with its hundreds of employees. The Pohalski brothers built a company corner of town with homes for their workers. Their section of Key West gave rise to dry goods and grocery stores, as well as a drug store and a saloon. These leaders were primarily secular Jews. As he traces the growth of the Jewish presence in Key West, Haskell keeps us in touch with larger issues of the time, including the Civil War and chapter emerged in cern was to establish a Jewish cemetery, and it did so. As the century wound down, Jews had become an important and highly visible component of Key West business life. One of the community leaders, Louis Fine, was not only a successful businessman, but also served as lay leader for religious matters until Key West had its \277\003UVW\003UDEEL\021 Fines grocery store had a lower level used to store weapons for the [Cuban] rebel army. Haskell devotes a chapter to exploring the phenomenon of Jewish Revolutionaries in the \024\033\034\023V\021 KH\003\277\003UVW\003WZR\003GHFDGHV\003RI\003WKH\003WZHQ\020 tieth century witness a strong, thriving Key West Jewish community. The Jewish congregation held services and RWKHU\003DFWLYLWLHV\003RQ\003WKH\003VHFRQG\003\300\003RRU\003 of the Fine familys hardware store. When Fine was not available, itinerant Rabbi Herman Horowitz handled the communitys religious needs. All kinds of Jewish businesses were set up along and near Duval Street. a clothing store run by the Wolkowsky gration Inspector, and through that ofKey West rode the wave of nationwide improvements in communication and other technologies. The growing Jewish population was serviced by Arlo Haskell (photo by Nick Doll) Your New Best Friend is Waiting!We are open: Weekdays 11-7 Weekends 11-5 2542 17th St Sarasota, FL 34234 941-366-2404 www.catdepot.org is there a doctor in the house? is there a doctor in the house ? 941.953.9080 LernerCohen.com 1921 Waldemere Street, Suite 814 Sarasota, FL 34239 With LernerCohen, there is if you need one.As a concierge healthcare practice, our doctors provide the care you need, when you need it wherever that may be. Whether in our conveniently located ofce, in the hospital or even in your home, your LernerCohen doctor will see you now. Call today to schedule a meet and greet to see if concierge care is right for you and your family. I may still have my English accent, but I place my accent on providing the best possible service. Tired of the traffic? THINKING OF MOVING FROM LONGBOAT TO DOWNTOWN?Michael is the expert you the perfect home in Sarasota and sellers in Sarasota www.HomesInLongboatKey.com email: michaelgranston@gmail.com Call or Text Michael at 941-504-8018Michael GranstonCentury 21 Pacesetter Gold Award

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25A JEWISH INTEREST continued on next page at the southernmost corner of the United Stateschapter emerged in cern was to establish a Jewish cemetery, and it did so. As the century wound down, Jews had become an impor tant and highly visible component of Key West business life. One of the community leaders, Louis Fine, was not only a successful businessman, but also served as lay leader for religious matters until Key West had its Fines grocery store had a lower level used to store weapons for the [Cuban] rebel army. Haskell devotes a chapter to exploring the phenomenon of Jewish Revolutionaries in the tieth century witness a strong, thriving Key West Jewish community. The Jewish congregation held services and of the Fine familys hardware store. When Fine was not available, itinerant Rabbi Herman Horowitz handled the communitys religious needs. All kinds of Jewish businesses were set up along and near Duval Street. a clothing store run by the Wolkowsky gration Inspector, and through that ofKey West rode the wave of nation wide improvements in communication and other technologies. The growing Jewish population was serviced by Book review...continued from previous page jobs for Jewish immigrants. This ini tiative included relocating immigrants from overcrowded New York to vari ous other places around the country, Key West included. By 1905, the Jew reunite Jewish families that had been separated. Louis Fine led the formal establishment of the initial Key West synagogue known as Roidef Sulim. Its members were primarily Romanian Jews. The name transformed into Rodeph Shalom and then Rodof Sholom. Rabbi Julian Shapo traveled from Oregon to be Key establish the Young Mens Hebrew As sociation before relocating to Tampa. Two powerful hurricanes crippled Key West and challenged the future of the community and its synagogue. Just led to the collapse of Rodof Sholom led, in 1909, by Rabbi Moise Marcu Siegell. Siegell was followed in 1914 by Rabbi Gidalyahu Guy Mendelson, school. In the 1920s, severe restrictions in U.S. immigration policies created tumult for would-be Jewish settlers in Key West and elsewhere. The spirit (or spirits) of the time led to new Jewish businesses saloons and pool rooms. Temperance forces brought about the constitutional amendment that either ages or made the sale, transport and use illegal. While they could, Jewish merchants took a healthy share of the liquor business. Through the 1920s and 1930s, Jews were engaged in smuggling aliens. They were also busy defending themselves against the menace of the Ku Klux Klan and other manifestations of anti-Semitism. Weather disasters continued to threaten. Though several hundred Jews resided in Key West in 1912, the number had shrunk to barely 200 when Rabbi Mendelson left in 1919. A decade later, the community had almost vanished. All of Key West had fallen upon hard times. However, a renaissance was at Key West, once again, into a Navy town. Hitler opened the Navy Yard, said Jack Einhorn, a Key West Jew whose military service helped defeat the Nazi powers. It was boom time. The wartime economic growth of Key West led to many new businesses and population doubling between 1940 and 1950. The Jewish population shared in this resurgence. In 1965, Bnai Zion began building its new, modern home. When it opened in 1969, it ushered in a new age of con tiny, dynamic corner of the U.S. Haskells dazzling book is beauti stamping and printed endsheets. Illus trated with over 100 full-color plates, it includes extensive chapter notes, an index and a bibliography. Reprinted with permission from Flori da Weekly Philip K. Jason is Professor Emeritus of English from the United States Na val Academy. He reviews regularly for Florida Weekly Jewish Book World, Southern Literary Review and other publications. Please visit Phils web site at www.philjason.wordpress.com.

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26A ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD The man who just cant stop inventingNanotech pioneer Prof. Oded Shoseyov has already founded 11 companies based on his inventions. Now hes on his next: a 4D printing platform to create customized meals.O ded Shoseyovs lackluster grades failed to get him into the undergraduate chemistry program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. So he audaciously persuad ed a committee of professors to take a chance on him. It was a good gamble. He would later become a professor of protein engineering and nano-biotechnology at the same university, and one of its After a post-doc at the University Shoseyov accepted a position with Hebrew Universitys Faculty of Agengineering lab. For the past 15 years, Shoseyov has focused on nano-biotech, especially nanocellulose. This lightweight transparent nadurable fabrics, shoes, touchscreens, packaging, paints, buildings, medical implants and much more. Its derived from plant cellulose, a polysaccha ride (sugar) that is the most abundant polymer on earth. Cellulose is everywhere, says back in 1993 was developing and clon ing a protein that binds to cellulose in order to create composite materials. At that point he was naively ready to publish a paper before patenting his invention. Luckily, he mentioned this during a casual lunch with George Aaron, cofounder of an Israeli-Ameri can pharmaceutical company for which Shoseyov had done some consulting. Alarmed, Aaron put down his fork and phoned Yissum, Hebrew Universi tys tech-transfer company. He hastily arranged to get Shoseyovs protein pat ented before the paper was published, gave the budding scientist $150,000 to do a proof of concept, promised him 4% equity in a commercial venture based on his invention, and asked Yis sum to negotiate any licensing agree ments. We didnt even write the agree Make Your Next Smart Move contact The Collier Group today 1605 Main Street, Suite 101 | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.951.6660 Janis Collier, REALTOR941.313.1212JanisCollier@michaelsaunders.com Mary Collier, REALTORRon Collier, REALTORollier GroupTHE LDor Selling the Sarasota Lifestyle... be it Downtown, Waterfront, Golf or other Residential CommunitiesVDor SERVING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY SINCE 1978 Charter Members of Temple SinaiSelling Real Esta te to Every Generation PLEASE CONSIDER US FOR YOUR REFERRALS... THEY WILL BE TREATED LIKE FAMILY. Prof. Oded Shoseyov with his transgenic tobacco plants (photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90) continued on next page FIND JEWISHThe COMMUNITY DIRECTORY on The Federation website gives you information at your ngertips. Any time of the day or night, you can Search and Click on our database of Jewish congregations, service providers and retail merchants. JFEDSRQ.org/Community-DirectoryCHECK IT OUT TODAY! Carvalhos Journey A real-life 19th-century western adventure about Charleston-born Sephardic daguerreotypist Solomon Nunes Carvalho who became one of the rst to photograph the far west while traveling with explorer John Fremonts 1853 Westward Expedition. is lm airs at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 on WEDU. r rfntb SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS WEDU PBS is a proud media partner of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. JEWISH FILM SHOWCASERaise the Roof Inspired by images of the magnicent wooden synagogues of 18th century Polandthe last of which were destroyed by the Nazisartists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the beautiful, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue. is lm airs at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 on WEDU. Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber For seven decades foreign correspondent and photojournalist Ruth Gruber didnt just report the news, she made it. A fearless trailblazer who deed tradition to become the eyes and conscience of the world is lm airs at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 on WEDU.

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27A September 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD The man who just cant stop inventingISRAEL21c...continued from previous page polymer on earth. Cellulose is everywhere, says back in 1993 was developing and cloning a protein that binds to cellulose in order to create composite materials. At that point he was naively ready to publish a paper before patenting his invention. Luckily, he mentioned this during a casual lunch with George Aaron, cofounder of an Israeli-American pharmaceutical company for which Shoseyov had done some consulting. Alarmed, Aaron put down his fork and phoned Yissum, Hebrew Universitys tech-transfer company. He hastily arranged to get Shoseyovs protein patented before the paper was published, gave the budding scientist $150,000 to do a proof of concept, promised him 4% equity in a commercial venture based on his invention, and asked Yissum to negotiate any licensing agreements. We didnt even write the agreesays Shoseyov. CBD Technologies, the proteinengineering company founded in December 1993 as a result of that caf conversation, merged with FuturaGene 13 years later and was sold for $100 million to Brazilian paper company Suzano in 2010. The R&D center remained in Rehovot Science Park. Shoseyovs technology accelerates the growth rate of transgenic eucalyptus trees used for making paper. (Transgenic plants are enhanced with DNA from other organisms.) genic tree ever approved, says Shoseyov. I realized it was one thing to do research and publish a paper, but we can than 10 times, he tells ISRAEL21c. oratory is regenerative medicine company CollPlant. bers extracted from Shoseyovs proprietary transgenic tobacco plants are six times tougher than the bodys own tendons and ligaments. &ROOODQW\266V\003\277\003UVW\003WZR\003&\(\020DSSURYHG\003 products are for healing diabetic foot ulcers and treating tendinitis. We have now developed a bioink based on our collagen that is suitable for use in 3D printing, Shoseyov reports, and he has collaborations in place to develop 3D-printed human corneas, kidneys and lungs. Meanwhile, Shoseyov is establishing his 12 th company, Chef-it, with fellow Hebrew University Prof. Ido Braslavsky. Its really a revolution, says print the food and cook it at the same time. The Chef-it computerized platform enables 4D printing and cooking of personalized meals using ingredient cartridges including one containa self-assembling binder in place of starch, eggs, gluten or gelatin. A wide variety of dishes can be baked, fried or grilled, and tailored according to taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Printed and cooked layer by layer, they can take virtually any form. You could make a plant-based burger with fries in the middle, says Shoseyov. Im talking about things that are not possible with regular cooking methods. he hopes to have beta sites up and running in Israeli workplaces. Hospitals and restaurants may follow. In the future, he envisions individual Chef-it users programming the machine to prepare food in time for the kids to come home from school. You could use a smartphone app to send a print command to each of your children to order exactly what they want and need for their personal diet and taste, he explains. Theres no question those chemistry professors at Hebrew University are happy they accepted Oded Shoseyov after his service in the artillery corps, Shoseyov made the deans list. He has won several awards, auinvented 50 patents, and was recently chosen by the Founders Studio for its by 70 feature saluting outstanding Israelis. In addition to overseeing the 20 graduate students in his lab, teaching classes and maintaining an active role in his businesses, Shoseyov enjoys running, mountain biking and singing in a quartet. My inspiration is Leonardo da Vinci, the most interdisciplinary scientist ever a chemist and medical doctor, engineer and artist, says Shoseyov, the father of a daughter and two sons of two daughters with his present wife, Yaeli Pintchuk, a psychologist specializing in eating disorders. Other nanotech companies Shoseyov helped found are SP Nano, Melodea (nano-crystalline cellulose from paper sludge for structural foam, composites and adhesives), Valentis Nanotech food packaging and agriculture), Paulee CleanTec (transforming pet and human waste into sterile powdered fertilizer), GemmaCert (fast cannabis plant analysis), Biobetter (producing therapeutic antibodies on tobacco plants), Cannabi-Tech (standardization tools for medical cannabis products) and BondX (environmentally-friendly bio-additives for the paper industry). He also serves on the boards of PlantArcBio and UBQ Materials. Rehovot Science Park. At the two companies headquartered in the North, he delegates more of the responsibilities. Im always ready to give my ideas up to other people because I have probably more than I can take care of myself. I believe if you really want to take something to the next step, its important to collaborate with people says. Im lucky to work with very good people so its not all on my shoulders. Abigail Klein Leichman is a writer and associate editor at ISRAEL21c. Prior to moving to Israel in 2007, she was a specialty writer and copy editor at a daily newspaper in New Jersey and has freelanced for a variety of newspapers and periodicals since 1984. L SHANAH TOVAH 5779! Prof. Oded Shoseyov sampling a product of his Bravdo winery FIND JEWISHThe COMMUNITY DIRECTORY on The Federation website gives you information at your ngertips. Any time of the day or night, you can Search and Click on our database of Jewish congregations, service providers and retail merchants. JFEDSRQ.org/Community-Directory CHECK IT OUT TODAY! Get to know Israel and her people! VisitSarasotaLovesIsrael.com

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28A September 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD BRIEFS continued on next page 88171 PRAD 2018JNSM2 Best Retirement Community in Sarasota9th YEAR IN A ROW Sarasota Magazine 2018Copyright 2018 The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch F lourish!Live well. Be happy. Call today: 941-552-5369 or toll-free: 1-888-999-GLEN (4536).7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, Florida 34238 www.TheGlenridge.com Plug In TO YOUR COMMUNITYYou can also click the SUBSCRIBE button to receive the newsprint version in the mail. READ THE JEWISH NEWSonline at JFEDSRQ.org/Jewish-News YAD VASHEM SEEKS TO PASS THE HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST ON TO THE NEXT GENERATIONIn 2017, over 925,000 people visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. More than 45,000 individuals from around the world participated in online courses, while the Yad Vashem website regIn 2017, Yad Vashem established the Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism Educational Center at the IDF Training Campus in the Negev. Its programs are an integral part of IDF training activities, retelling the story of the Holocaust as a central event in the history of the Jewish people and examining Jewish identity, mutual responsibility, heroism and attachment to the Land of Israel. Yad Vashem is far more than a memorial to the events of the past century. Its educational and commemorative activities, programs and courses ensure a greater commitment and understanding not only of the Jewish past, but also for the Jewish future and that of humanity as a whole. (Alan Rosenbaum, Jerusalem Post)SENATE APPROVES $500 MILLION FOR U.S.ISRAEL MISSILE DEFENSE COOPERATIONThe U.S. Senate on Wednesday, August 1, approved the Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 that includes $500 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense cooperation and $50 million for counter-tunnel cooperation. The bill extends authorization for the U.S. years and allocates an additional $1 billion for U.S. weapons stockpiles in Israel. AIPAC noted that the bill calls for a joint assessment of the quantity and type of precision-guided munitions necessary for Israel to defend itself against Hizbullah, Hamas and other terrorist groups. Additionally, the measure authorizes the establishment of a cooperative R&D program with Israel to develop capabilities for countering unmanned aerial systems. (Algemeiner )U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL VISITS JOINT FIREFIGHTING TEAM NEAR GAZA rael recently to help battle the blazes caused by incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza. David Friedman, U.S. Ambassador their Israeli counterparts cooperating They demonstrated an amazing solidarity between the American people and the Israeli people, Friedman said. are on standby, ready to come, Amerinear Gaza. One we had to call in the worked with all three of those pieces of equipment at the same time on the RECORD 2.1 MILLION TOURISTS VISIT ISRAEL IN FIRST HALF OF 2018 A record 2.1 million tourists visited crease of 19% over last year, the Tourism Ministry said Monday, July 9. (Michael Bachner, Times of Israel)ISRAEL TO SELL IRON DOME AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM TO ROMANIA Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced recently it had signed a cooperation agreement with Romanian company Romaero to transfer the know-how to enable the production of air defense systems in Romania. The agreement includes the Iron Dome rocket interception system and its naval version, Samson remote controlled weapons stations, and Spike anti-tank missiles. The radar used in the system, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, has already been sold to a number of countries. (Yuval Azulai, Globes) CYBER WEEK SHOWCASES ISRAEL AS LEADING CYBERPOWER The Israel Cyber Week conference than 66 countries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the delegates, Israel now receives 20% of the total global private investment in cybersecurity. Given that we are about one-tenth of 1% of the worlds population, we are punching at about 200 times our weight here. My goal eight years ago was to make Israel one of the and I think weve reached that. Israels cybersecurity industry saw 420 native cybersecurity companies as well as 50 international research and development centers, according to den, The Register UK)TURKEYS RISE SPARKS NEW FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND GREECE how geopolitical realities trump ideology than the blossoming friendship beWZHHQ\003,VUDHO\003DQG\003*UHHFH\021\003,Q\003WKH\003\024\034\033\023V\003 and 1990s, Greece was among Israels harshest critics and a vocal supporter of the Palestinian cause. As the leader of Greeces leftist Syriza party before Alexis Tsipras called to expel Israels ambassador. Today, Tsipras has intenVL\277\003HG\003FRRSHUDWLR\Q\003ZLWK\003,VUDHO\021 Turkish President Erdogans increasingly hard-line foreign policy, which seeks to project Turkeys power across the region, threatened both Israel and Greece, uniting them like never before. We have to keep in mind that to our east we are not neighboring Switzerland or Liechtenstein, but a very nervous and in some cases a very aggressive neighbor, said Yiannis Bournous, Tsipras strategic planning FKLHI\021\003\013
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29A September 2018 ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD continued from previous page BRIEFS TEMPLE EMANU-EL (Reform)151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota (941) 371-2788 www.sarasotatemple.orgTemple Emanu-Elwishes you a happy and healthy New Year! Tickets available to worship with us for the High Holidays. Join us for services and a break-the-fast meal.Rabbi Brenner Glickman and Rabbi Michael Shefrin rfnt ttnnn tbn rfntbn tbbnffntt rffn tbftbtbntb r r f empire, the Babylonian Talmud under the patronage of the Persian Sassanid empires. We are brothers. Iranians are always writing to us that they love Israel, that they dont want their regime to use their money to support Hamas and Hizbullah, Avginsaz said. ( Times of Israel) SMART FENCE TO PROTECT NEW EILAT AIRPORTA smart fence capable of stopping Kornet missiles has been completed at Israels newest civilian airport in Eilat the Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport set to open in March 2019. The fence, which extends along the Jordanian border, features detection technology to ensure that planes are protected from all types of threats. (Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post) ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY MAKES IMPACT AT SOCCER WORLD CUP tems produced by Matael contributed to the security of hundreds of thousands of World Cup spectators in the huge stadiums in the Russian cities of Volgograd and Nizhny Novograd. Israels LiveU deployed 300 transmission units for use by broadcast crews to enable the transmission of live broadcasts over cellular networks. LiveU had signed agreements with Russian mobile operators to ensure fast connectivity and smooth and stable transmissions. ( Xinhua China) MISS IRAQ VISITS JERUSALEM, IS PRAISED FOR HER BRAVERY Sarah Idan, Iraqs representative at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant whose Instagram photo last year with her Israeli counterpart forced her family to hugged by shoppers at Jerusalems Mahane Yehuda market during her recent visit to Israel. Idan, who lives in the U.S., said, I dont think Iraq and Israel are enemies... There are a lot of Iraqi people who dont have a problem with Israel or with the Jewish people. There are a lot of Iraqi people on my side, and I believe they are happy I am here. One Israeli woman told her, Thank you for being so brave, you are an inspiration to all the women in the world. ( Times of Israel) ISRAELS GROWING TIES WITH CHINAChina has ten cities larger than Israels entire population. China has no indigenous Jewish community, and Israel has no indigenous Chinese community. Israel is closely aligned with Chinas main competitor in the world, the U.S. However, the China-Israel relationship has been expanding rapidly in trade, investment, education exchanges and tourism. China is attracted to Israels vaunted technology sector, and Israel welcomes Chinas investments and potential as a research collaborator. At the University of Haifa, Chinese student enrollment has gone from 20 Israels Technion Institute of Technology was awarded a $130 million grant from the Li Ka Shing Foundation to establish a branch in Guangdong Province. In 2014, Tel Aviv University announced that it would partner with Tsinghua University in Beijing to build the CIN Research Center to focus on biotech, solar, water and environmental technology. In 2016, the University of Haifa announced plans to build a joint laboratory at East China Normal University in Shanghai to research ecology, data, biomedicine and neurobiology. (Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations)ISRAELI MILITARY OFFICERS HAVE NO REGRETS OVER USE OF LETHAL FORCE AT GAZA PROTESTSA senior IDF commander supervising a team of Israeli snipers at the Gaza border spoke of their mission to stop Palestinians coming through the thin fence that separates Gaza from Israel. Was there an option where we could stop them cutting the fence and coming into Israel without using a lethal weapon? The answer is no, he said. They have a hard and deep hatred of Israel and if they came into Israel I think there is no question of what they are going to do. no regrets over their decision to use live bullets. They spoke instead of pride in their troops and in the success of their military mission: no Palestinians made it through the fence and no Israeli soldiers or civilians were killed or injured. They voiced frustration at what they considered knee-jerk critiwho did not understand the situation on the ground. Major J. described one incident when shots began to ring out as the Palestinian crowd surged in front of the fence. They started shooting on our positions, he said. Militants and a rubbish dump directly facing the Israelis, as well as from the middle of the crowd. The gun battle lasted for 25 minutes. One Druze infantry battalion commander said the men under his command had 20 explosives grenades, Molotov cocktails, improvised bombs thrown at them each week of the protests. (Raf Sanchez, Telegraph UK)

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30A September 2018 40 years as an ordained rabbi From the Bimah F the historic Plum Street Temple in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, I received my rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College Jewish cant number in Jewish lore, given the number of years our people wandered in the wilderness of Sinai. I vividly recall Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, the HUC college president, asking my classmates and me if we were prepared to become rabbis in Israel. My treasured smicha that I am authorized to perform all Rabbinical functions in the name of God and Israel. I have many memories of that day, of course, of the service itself (Anne Franks father was the guest of honor), of celebrating with my family and friends (including both of my parents; mom died 11 years ago), of the exhilaration that came along with the my greatest professional goal: I was a rabbi! My thesis advisor, the revered Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus, who lived to the age of just a few months shy of 100, gave me a bear hug I shall never forget. in Jewish tradition, and hopeful about my opportunity to do good, constructive and meaningful work in the Jewish world. along with a smaller number of my classmates, I became a Doctor of Divinity, accepting the honor bestowed upon rabbis who have served the Jewish community for 25 years. This time, the college president read a description of the work each of us has done as a rabbi. The bright crimson and yellow academic hood was carefully arranged over my shoulders. In these intervening 40 years, I have been blessed to do the type of work that still excites me, still inspires and motivates and sometimes frustrates me but always reminds me of my place in the chain of rabbis and teachers who have contributed to the Jewish world for thousands of years. I am keenly aware that I have not fully achieved my goal of more than 40 years. I am still working every day to bring, through Torah, depth and meaning into our lives and to make this world of ours kinder and more just. I am blessed and I am thankful. simplicity, guided by the Mystery. Content are those who are mindful of what is important. And go forward with an open heart. ~ Psalm 119: 1-2 A history of immigration From the Bimah W hen I hear about children forcibly separated from parents, and parents forcibly separated from children, I identify with the parents and with the children. Some of you reading this are immigrants yourselves. Many more are children or grandchildren of immigrants brought up with stories of immigration. The history of the Jews is a history of immigration as is the history of the United States and, in reality, the history of the world. Migration was often moespecially when population in the old country limited opportunities. Migration was not always voluntary. The example of slaves from Africa comes to population exchanges in the twentieth century: Greeks and Turks, Poles and Ukrainians, Indians and Pakistanis, Jews from the Arab world and Arabs from what is now Israel. The goal of many migrants is to settle in the United States and get a Green Card. Each wave of immigrants faced discrimination from the previous wave. Jews have not been innocent. Sephardi Jews looked down upon Ashkenazi Jews. German Jews hoped to modernize and civilize the Ostjuden, the East European Jews, who in their turn didnt seem to like the German Jews who started to come here in the thirties. We are now faced with the challenge of large numbers coming across the southern border, a challenge exacerbated by negative stereotypes and fearmongering. I want to say that we should not be surprised. When there was a large migration of Jews to the United States a century ago, we were accused of taking away jobs and being, by our very nature, criminal. The Charlottesville chant, as I recall it, was, The Jews will not replace us. Its certainly frightening. It isnt anything new. Not all those who cross the southern border are doing so illegally. It is legal to apply for asylum. With regard to those labelled illegal, we Jews should never forget how many times we needed to leave one place illegally and/or enter another illegally just to save our lives. We Jews, and everyone else for that matter, need to be careful with our comparisons. Some object to comparing what is happening now with events in Nazi Europe. To be sure, we are not dealing with mass murder. But the Nazis, the Soviets and many others broke up families and deported those they didnt like. When we hear arguments about the rights of immigrants, the rights of those who come here without the proper documentation, the rights of parents and the rights of children, I want to change the focus. I certainly support those rights. 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Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgFederation announces cornerstone gift for Campus for Jewish Life continued on page 2 Thas received a cornerstone lead gift from community philanthropist Larry Greenspon, creating The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life and The Larry and Mary Greenspon Sports Complex. The gift will be used for the redevelopment of the Federations 32-acre campus on McIntosh Road in Sarasota. gratitude to Larry for this very impactful gift, says Michael Ritter, Federation Board President. Larry has always been a visionary and passionate believer in Israel, Judaism and our Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community. He is a role model, a trendsetter and someone who shares our vision of what Jewish life can and should be now and in the future. Our entire community For many years, Larry and Mary have been strong supporters of the Federation. Most recently, they were the lead sponsors of the well-attended Israel @ 70 community programs, and Larry was also honored with the Feder ations Man of Valor award. A Chica go native who has lived in the Sarasota area for over 20 years, Larry says, I am impressed with the Federations vision to create a much more extensive multi-use campus for Jewish life in SarasotaManatee. I am honored to connect my familys name to that vision and look forward to seeing it become a reality. Larry and Mary are also major supporters of the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC), a nonand education together to shape the character and transform the lives of 20,000 children annually at its 14 tennis centers throughout Israel. As a former International Chair of the ITC, Larrys leadership, passion and philanthropy have helped thousands of vulnerable Israeli children, both Jewish and non-Jewish, recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Through tennis, the children improve their physical and healthful well-being and develop life skills trust in peers and authority, teamwork, focus, goal setting and problem solving. Since 2001, Larry has chaired and generously supported more than 16 years of ITC exhibitions in Sarasota and Longboat Key. In 2017, Larry and Mary announced the dedication of Is raels 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. For more information about cam pus redevelopment, please contact Howard Tevlowitz at 941.343.2110 or htevlowitz@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 adds that the organization has awarded more than $700,000 in college scholar ships 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 2018 Joseph J. Edlin Journalism Intern Amanda Emory Federations once-in-a-lifetime mission to Israel to celebrate Israel @ 70 6 11 14 28 Food. History. Culture. Read about the magic of our missions to Israel... see pages 6 & 7 & 7 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 eration. Most recently, they were the lead sponsors of the well-attended Is rael @ 70 community programs, and of 20,000 children an nually at its 14 tennis centers throughout Is rael. As a former International Chair of the ITC, Larrys leadership, passion and philanthropy have helped thou sands of vulnerable Israeli children, both Jewish and non-Jewish, recog nize their potential and realize their dreams. Through tennis, the children improve their physical and healthful well-being and develop life skills trust in peers and authority, teamwork, focus, goal setting and problem solv Mary announced the dedication of Is Mary announced the dedication of Is raels premier tennis center in Ramat raels premier tennis center in Ramat HaSharon that was named in their HaSharon that was named in their honor. During the last several months, During the last several months, Federation management and its board Federation management and its board have been working on plans to both have been working on plans to both refurbish and redevelop its campus. refurbish and redevelop its campus. Formal announcements regarding a Formal announcements regarding a community-wide capital campaign and community-wide capital campaign and other related initiatives will be forth other related initiatives will be forth coming later this year. coming later this year. 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31A September 2018 the keyRabbi Jonathan R Katz A fter a long day in the synagogue it was time for Neilah. The Hasidim grew still. An expectant silence enveloped the sanctuary as the sainted rebbe strode to the erpots. But, the key did not turn up. The man then excused himself to ask neighbors if theyd come across a stray, unclaimed key. None had. Then his guest announced hed have to leave soon to return home. I know its here somewhere, the man replied. I guess Ill just have to wait until it comes to me, until I remember where I hid it. If not, then Ill have to go all the way to open it. They dont make trunk locks like these anymore. What else can I do? Without uttering a word, the visitor went outside where he found a large rock. He presented it to his host, saying, Here, break the lock. So the man took the rock and broke the lock. His Yom Kippur message concluded, the rebbe withdrew from the lectern and returned to his seat. What is the meaning of this parable? What truth did the rebbe want to disclose? Perhaps it is that over time we can become locked up emotionally, socially and spiritually. Conditioned patterns of thinking and acting can detach us from who we, more genuinely, once were. Another interpretation is that like the man in the story, many of us think that the key to being able to claim a good harvest of our lives is only a matter of time. If we wait long enough, it will eventually occur. But we can run out of time expecting this to happen. So, sometimes we have to break the lock by boldly taking the initiative to consider and then actively seek what we truly want from the years we have left to live. Breaking through can lead to breaking out. What previously seemed like only narrow horizons for future of awareness and opportunity. Neilah refers to the locking of the Gates of Repentance at the end of Yom Kippur. The service marks the last opportunity on our holiest day of the year to make teshuva, to turn away from the self-thwarting ways that keep us from being fully inscribed in the Book of Life. The key to opening these locking gates is not to be found anywhere but in our own selves. God is close to the brokenhearted because sincere contrition possesses the power to break the locks that stay us from our most authentic, redemptive life paths. Of course, breaking a lock is never subtle. Thats exactly why there are times in life we must do it. Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz serves as a Community Chaplain and Director of JFCSs Jewish Healing Program, a partnership between The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and JFCS of the Suncoast. S a r a s o t a s C o n s e r v a t i v e S y n a g o g u eT E M P L E B E T H S H O L O M S h a b b a t S e r v i c e sF r i d a y 6 : 3 0 p m S a t u r d a y 9 : 0 0 a m f o r o u r c h i l d r e n S a t u r d a y 1 1 : 0 0 a m 1 2 : 0 0 p m S h a b b a t S h a b o o m & Y o u t h H a v u r a h M o r n i n g M i n y a nS u n d a y F r i d a y 8 : 0 0 a m 9 : 0 0 a m O F F I C E H O U R S 1 0 5 0 S O U T H T U T T L E A V E N U E S A R A S O T A F L O R I D A 3 4 2 3 7 9 4 1 9 5 5 8 1 2 1 I N F O @ T E M P L E B E T H S H O L O M F L O R G W W W T E M P L E B E T H S H O L O M F L O R G W h e r e c o m m u n i t y i s f a m i l y a n d e g a l i t a r i a n C o n s e r v a t i v e J u d a i s m t h r i v e s i n S a r a s o t a t h r o u g h p r a y e r l e a r n i n g a n d c o m m u n i t y s e r v i c e J U D A I C A S H O PM o n d a y C L O S E D T u e s d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 5 : 0 0 p m W e d n e s d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 5 : 0 0 p m T h u r s d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 5 : 0 0 p m F r i d a y 9 : 0 0 a m 3 : 3 0 p m W e d n e s d a y & T h u r s d a y 1 0 : 0 0 a m 3 : 0 0 p m c l o s e d o n h o l i d a y s L et u s h el p w i th yo u r Ju d ai c n eed s! 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I am still working every day to bring, through Torah, depth and meaning into our lives and to make this world of ours kinder and more just. I am blessed and I am thankful. simplicity, guided by the Mystery. Content are those who are mindful of what is important. And go forward with an open heart. ~ Psalm 119: 1-2 save our lives. We Jews, and everyone else for that matter, need to be careful with our comparisons. Some object to comparing what is happening now with events in Nazi Europe. To be sure, we are not dealing with mass murder. But the Nazis, the Soviets and many others broke up families and deported those they didnt like. When we hear arguments about the rights of immigrants, the rights of those who come here without the proper documentation, the rights of parents and the rights of children, I want to change the focus. I certainly support those rights. 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32A September 2018 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 Palestinian Authority after Abbas tinians residing in the West Bank and Gaza, are 29 or younger. The younger people are frustrated by the actions of their leaders. They want change. They want more concern given to solving the domestic problems that are rampant in the turmoil that separates Israel and the Palestinians. They want to see the government become more concerned about delivering basic services to the people and putting an end to the poverty and unemployment that exists throughout the area. Change will come. Abbas, who has led the country for 13 years after being elected to serve a four-year term, will soon be forced to step aside. The probtive enough to garner the support of the electorate. More serious problems will arise in the post-Abbas era. Problems will challenge both the Arab world and Rabbi Howard A. Simon M ahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National and has been in and out of the hospital for several months. He has nothing to do with the United States, its president or those who are working to develop a peace treaty between his people and Israel. In June, President Abbas sent his security forces to Gazas Al-Manama Square, in the middle of Ramallah, where hundreds of Palestinians, including academic leaders, intellectuals with likeminded fellow countrymen protesting Abbass policy of punishing Gaza by forcing collective economic sanctions. The attacks on the demonstrators were vicious and brutal. The reality today is that anyone criticizing Abbas, Fatah or the actions of the Palestinian Authority will be punished, imprisoned or, in many cases, killed. The world is left to wonder how long the Palestinian people will accept such treatment before they revolt against such practices. If revolts take place and Abbas and his fellow rulers are ousted, who will follow in their footsteps? Right now, there is no mechanism in place to provide for either the transition of power or for elections. What does exist are numerous bodies desirous of gaining greater authority. They include Fatah (a political party), the PLO (a movement that comes to the fore at various times) and the Palestinian Authority, now in control thanks to the support of Abbas. Those leading these groups range in age between 60 Israel. As the world waits to see what direction the Palestinians will go, the WKUHDW\003RI\003DUPHG\003FRQ\300\003LFW\003EHWZHHQ\003D\003YD\020 riety of parties reigns supreme. Those wishing to succeed Abbas will come forward and will do all they can to in\300\003XHQFH\003WKHLU\003FRXQWU\\000PHQ\021\003KH\\000ZLOO\003 seek the support of one and all, but how will they govern a people that feels so deprived in so many ways? The reality is that these are troumany ways. The threat of a disruption of life in the Middle East is real. Worry, fear and doubt are in abundance. We watch, we wait and we wonder. Rabbi Howard A. Simon is the founding chair of the Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee, formerly known as the Heller Israel Advocacy Initiative.COMMENTARY Indulge a few moments to contemplate the effects of overindulging our children LIVE LAUGHCELEBRATEDREAMINSPIREREAD 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. 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U.S. POSTAGE A publication of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Annual voluntary subscription: $25 Federation honors Albanian community The knitzvahs keep coming for Temple Emanu-Els Mitzvah Knitting Group Major Donors enjoy an evening with Henry Winkler 3 4 15INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 11 Community Focus 16 Jewish Happenings 26 Jewish Interest 31 Israel & the Jewish World 33 Commentary 36 Focus on Youth 39 Life Cycle Community Day School selected for World ORT program 37 FEDERATION NEWS April 2017 Nisan/Iyar 5777 Volume 47, Number 4 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World Howard Tevlowitz Jewish art brings love, friendship and shalom to Sarasota-Manatee By Howard Tevlowitz, Federation Executive Director continued on page 3 . . Serving our community since 1971! Published by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee www.jfedsrq.orgT he mission of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in our community, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. Art has been a fundamental part of Jewish life since our beginnings thou sands of years ago. Bezalel record. Throughout our his tory, art has been used as a form of remembrance, dedi cation and inspiration. From colorful mosaics at the bath house in Masada, to intri cately carved synagogues in Morocco, to childrens draw ings found at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust, to proud images of Jews pray our history. Much of this Jewish art has focused on the theme of love, friendship and shalom. It is the dream of our people to live in a world that is safe, welcoming and peaceful. In pursuit of that dream, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has invested in three commu nity-based programs in 2017 the Violins of Hope, which played to over 10,000 people of all ages 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 COMMENTARY BRIEFS HALEY: THE U.S. HAS NO MORAL DUTY TO BE NEUTRAL BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONGUN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Christians United for Israel Summit on Monday, July 23: into Israel burning thousands of acres of land. And of course, if this was a peaceful movement, there would not be hundreds of rockets Like any country would do, Israel has responded to the violence at its border. What is so stunning is the international reaction to all of this. Think about it. If there were tens of thousands of people looking to attack your border fence, and you had a terrorist group providing guidance on how best to kill innocent civilians inside your country once the border fence was broken, what would you do? What would the United States do? What would any country do?... Israel has acted with more restraint than just about any other country would under those same conditions. Its true. The United States has no moral duty to be neutral between right and wrong. On the contrary, we have a moral duty to take sides, even when that means standing alone. Being silent has never been something I was good at... The top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat bless his heart recently had some advice for me. He told me I just needed to shut up. I responded by saying, Mr. Erekat, I will always be respectful, but I will not shut up. [At the UN] our approach on Israel is tied together by one major idea. The idea that runs through all of it is the simple concept that Israel must be treated like any other normal country. We demand that Israel not be treated like some sort of temporary provisional entity or pariah. It cannot be the case that only one country in the world doesnt get to choose its capital city. It cannot be the case that the Human Rights Council has a standing agenda item for only one country. It cannot be the case that only one set of refugees throughout the world is counted in a way that causes the number to grow literally forever. It cannot be the case that in an organization with 193 countries, the United Nations spends half of its time attacking only one country. Our demand for fairness for Israel is actually a demand for peace. The UNs bias against Israel has long undermined peace, by encouraging an illusion that Israel will go away. Israel is not going to go away. When the world recognizes that, then peace becomes possible. It becomes possible because all sides will be dealing with realities, not fantasies. Fantasies encourage absolutist demands. When realities are accepted, then compromise becomes possible. When the reality of Israels existence is accepted, both sides will become freed to achieve a durable peace. (UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Mission to the UN) Need to reach the editor of The Jewish News ? Send an email to jewishnews @jfedsrq.org. Due to the exclusivity of this oer, sponsorships go fast. CALL TODAY!Robin Leonardi, Account Executive | 941.552.6307 | rleonardi@jfedsrq.org SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Maximum of 4 sponsorships per eBlast, per profession.AFFORDABLE$75.00 per week, less than 1 per recipient. FAR REACHINGDelivered to over 8,000 subscribers. EFFECTIVEBANNER ADS link customers DIRECTLY to your website. Sponsoring Federations eBlast Newsletter is Tax Deductible, and a Great Way to Reinforce Your Business Presence in Our Community.

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33A September 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Indulge a few moments to contemplate the effects of overindulging our children Education Corner K osher law dictates what we can and cannot eat. Hence, when shopping at the supermarket with young kids in tow, it was usually easy for me to avoid their nagging at the candy aisle by saying Its not kosher. There is a funny story that has gone around in Chabad circles for some time of a woman telling her young child at the checkout counter that he could not have the candies because they were not kosher. A Chabad Rebbetzin witnessing the interaction introduced herself, and welcomed her to join Chabad for an upcoming event. Interestingly enough, the mother said that she was not Jewish and that she often heard other Jewish mothers saying Its not kosher to their children, which stopped the nagging for candy immediately. As a result, she decided to use that technique! Judaism provides us with a structure of what is acceptable regarding food, relationships, business ethics, Shabbat, respect for others and more. The Torahs guidelines assure that we cannot just be brash, indulgent or impulsive on a whim. Judaism, with its myriad rules, provides self-discipline. From a young age, children are taught that they cannot have dairy after they eat meat, and that not every candy has a kosher symbol. The ingrained habit of knowing that I cant indulge in social media on Shabbat, or that I cannot eat a cheeseburger, although my other friends do, is something that strengthens self-discipline and selfcontrol. We live in an era where overincation are common phenomena. As we just started a new academic year and a new Jewish year is just a few days away, it may be worthwhile to take a few moments to engage in self-introspection. Does your wallet open up for excessive extras for your child? Do you card at your childs incessant demands for new shoes, clothes, a backpack and the like? I still cant adjust to the lessly swiping their parents credit card at a whim, although I hear that this has become somewhat of a norm. like certain high-end electronic or high-end fashion items just because everyone else has them? Do you sistent gnawing of endless requests? Today we are fortunate to live in better economic times than perhaps 50-60 years ago, and almost everything is more easily accessible, either within a short drive or through the internet. Yet, perhaps in a desire to provide your children with more than you had, you you do, know that you are not alone. Sometimes parents might feel that overindulgence can be validated to for time not spent with a child, like when a parent is unwell, or the child is facing an unforeseen sorrowful moment. In these circumstances a parent might make an assessment of a given situation. Occasionally, if it is wellthought-out rather than impulsive, an indulgence can help, rather than hinder, a childs overall growth toward becoming a well-rounded, responsible and self-disciplined adult. As we start a new Jewish year, and we take on resolutions to enhance our character and family life, I want to remind parents that at every stage and every age, regular and consistent overindulgence can create children who lack coping skills and self-discidependency and unhappiness when they dont get what they want. The best parent award goes to the one who educates his or her child for future encounters or challenges, rather than indulging him or her with every wish, plea or demand. Im not claiming to have never overindulged my children, but as long as its not the norm and is used more as a reward rather than submitting to every whim, I believe there is less harm. More than things, children need our love, guidance, support and the knowledge that we care about their overall well-being and health. Indulgence (rather than overindulgence) with these attributes will certainly help shape your child into a young man or woman who does not possess a sense of entitlement, and who is capable of dealing with lifes disappointments. He tikkun olam (achieving a perfect world through acts of giving) and gemilut chassadim (performing deeds of kindness) reinforce the Jewish way of life. Implementing more giving and sharing with others has the power to instill a sense of positivity that can override the gimmees, thus further enhancing our objectives to be less overindulgent and help shape our children to follow Torah values. Lets commit to remembering that the Torah provides an authentic and longlasting way to instill in our children a good sense of self-control and self-discipline, and that by adding Torah principles to your way of life, it can children who exemplify perseverance and the ability to cope in the face of hardship. Wishing you and yours a Shana Tova a year blessed with goodness, kindness and children who bring you immeasurable nachas and joy! Sara Steinmetz is the education director at Chabad of Sarasota. 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 pinterest.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED STAY CONNECTED Instagram.com/jfedsrq The United States has no moral duty to be neutral between right and wrong. On the contrary, we have a moral duty to take sides, even when that means standing alone. Being silent has never been something I was good at... The top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat bless his heart recently had some advice for me. He told me I just needed to shut up. I responded by saying, Mr. Erekat, I will always be respectful, but I will not shut up. [At the UN] our approach on Israel is tied together by one major idea. The idea that runs through all of it is the simple concept that Israel must be treated like any other normal country. We demand that Israel not be treated like some sort of temporary provisional entity or pariah. It cannot be the case that only one country in the world doesnt get to choose its capital city. It cannot be the case that the Human Rights Council has a standing agenda item for only one country. It cannot be the case that only one set of refugees throughout the world is counted in a way that causes the number to grow literally forever. It cannot be the case that in an organization with 193 countries, the United Nations spends half of its time attacking only one country. Our demand for fairness for Israel is actually a demand for peace. The UNs bias against Israel has long undermined peace, by encouraging an illusion that Israel will go away. Israel is not going to go away. When the world recognizes that, then peace becomes possible. It becomes possible because all sides will be dealing with realities, not fantasies. Fantasies encourage absolutist demands. When realities are accepted, then compromise becomes possible. When the reality of Israels existence is accepted, both sides will become freed to achieve a durable peace. (UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Mission to the UN) Need to reach the editor of The Jewish News? Send an email to jewishnews @jfedsrq.org. 2018 2019 For more information and to apply, go toJFEDSRQ.org/TEEN-TRAVELor contact Andrea Eiffert at 941.552.6308 or aeiffert@jfedsrq.org BOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and its generous donors are committed to providing teen travel scholarships for the following educational, experiential, and exploratory programs: Alexander Muss High School in Israel Participate in a 6-, 8-, or 18-week program. Enjoy college living in a high school environment in Israel. AIPAC Policy Conference (March 24-26, 2019) Join more than 18,000 pro-Israel activitsts for the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. Domestic Teen Travel Take part in an accredited academic, experiential, or volunteer-based domestic teen travel program and receive a scholarship from The Jewish Federation. March of the Living (MOL) (April 28-May 12, 2019) Participate in this 2-week program bringing Jewish teens from around the world to Poland and Israel. SKIP (Send A Kid to Israel Program) Take part in an accredited academic, experiential, or volunteer-based program to Israel and receive a scholarship from The Jewish Federation.INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE COMING SOON!

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34A FOCUS ON YOUTH Eva Bella in Poland ACCEPTEDOVER100% $9.25 Million $157,000And attending four-year colleges/universities Received unsolicited academic/merit scholarships In total scholarship dollars awarded Average four-year scholarship per recipientSiesta Key Campus: Pre-K-Grade 5 | Uihlein Campus at Lakewood Ranch: Grades 6-12 | Sarasota, FL941-554-3400 | www.ODA.edu rfOF CLASS88%OVERMatriculating outside the state of FloridaOF CLASS72% Eva Bella (center) in IsraelThe Gan at Temple Sinai Summer Camp prepares for kindergartenT he Gan at Temple Sinai partici pates in the Florida statewide Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK) that prepares children for kindergarten. Children who start at The Gan as early as 15 months old begin learning age-appro priate skills to prepare and develop the tools to be successful in school. The skills they learn continue through the summer. The Gan students enjoy them selves while participating in reviewing readiness skills that include literacy, writing, creative thinking and math. They strengthen their number concept skills, and through the development of phonological awareness skills, some have begun to read! These young Gan students do not even realize how much they are learn ing because they are having such a great time in summer camp. After all, it is still camp. One mother was excited to report, It is unbelievable what they have learned. Laura Freedman, Director of Early Childhood Education, says that these kids are proud that they can do so much by the end of the summer because of what they have learned at camp. The when moving up to kindergarten because of their invaluable education from The Gan. Youth Shabbat programs at Temple Beth SholomY oung families are welcome to join us for Youth Shabbat programs at Temple Beth Sholom. Have you been wanting to attend Saturday morning Shabbat services, but are not sure that your active little one will be able to sit for the entire programming for youths on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Parents can attend the regular Shabbat services while their children enjoy the youth programming, or par ents are welcome to join the childrens activities as we engage the youngsters in age-appropriate activities as they participate in Shabbat. Melissa Werbow leads the Shabbat Shaboom group for infants though 7 years of age, with a mixture of songs, blessings and stories from the Torah all geared toward our youngest learn ers, with a snack provided. Evie Shen-Tal guides the Youth Havurah on Shabbat mornings as she celebrates Shabbat with children in grades 2 through 6, with activities to prepare them for a life of Judaism. New faces are always welcome as we share in the tradition of Shabbat with our young ones. If youd like to sign up for our emails regarding the exciting Temple Beth Sholom youth programming Melissa Werbow, Shabbat Shaboom educator, with family Zara Bermudez and Maximus Dumbaugh as storybook characters Violet Pastor, Everett Vaughan, Maximus Dumbaugh Gan Summer Camp Kids at Water Play Stay informed throughout the month. Sign up for the Jewish Federations Enewsletter at www.jfedsrq.org.

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35A September 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTHEva Bella in Poland 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 ACCEPTEDOVER100% $9.25 Million $157,000And attending four-year colleges/universities Received unsolicited academic/merit scholarships In total scholarship dollars awarded Average four-year scholarship per recipientSiesta Key Campus: Pre-K-Grade 5 | Uihlein Campus at Lakewood Ranch: Grades 6-12 | Sarasota, FL941-554-3400 | www.ODA.edu rfOF CLASS88%OVERMatriculating outside the state of FloridaOF CLASS72% 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 Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center campers enjoy a special summerI t was another summer of learning and fun for the young campers of the Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center (SSELC) at Temple Emanu-El. The summer camp was designed around weekly units, such as Oceans, Circus, Camping, The Places We Go, Bugs, and Little Chef, that are of particular interest to preschool-age students, SSELC director Elaine Sharrock explained. In the classroom, the children and teachers read stories ent art projects. For example, during and discussed creatures that lived in the sea. For Camping Week, they created tents and binoculars, drew a map and went on a bear hunt! from wonderful STEM projects led by Sarasota Middle School science instructor Jason Sharrock, who tailored concepts and experiments to the camps themes from making saltwater, an ocean in a bottle, slime and kinetic sand, to crafting catapults and using digital microscopes. Science concepts related to the weekly themes were presented, and then the students would participate in hands-on science experiments to reinforce these concepts, he said. However, most importantly, the students were exposed to this material in a fun way to create a lifelong interest in science. SSELC campers also participated in Stretch and Grow with Ms. instructor, as well as special Friday programs, which included Shabbat celebrations, water play and pizza! For more information about the Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center at Temple Emanu-El, please call Science instructor Jason Sharrock and campers get ready to catapult a marshmallow Brooke Harris loves camp at the Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center at Temple Emanu-El My CTeen Heritage Quest trip I n July, I had the privilege of participating in the CTeen Heritage Quest program along with 21 other Jewish girls from around the world. The trip included one week in Poland and two weeks in Israel. In school, I learned about the Holocaust, but I never thought I would be standing in a place where millions of our ancestors were murdered. Seeing through my own eyes and hearing stories in a horrifying place made an incredible impact on me and made me feel in a way I cannot fully explain. The fact that we Jews were able to walk in and walk out of a concentration camp still amazes me and makes me feel good knowing that the Jewish people will never be destroyed and we will always stick together. Am Yisrael Chai On display in Auschwitz is a large book with numerous names of people who were murdered just for being Jewlast name in the book, take a picture of it, and see if any names were familiar to our family. I was practically certain that there wouldnt be any Serebros. Flipping through the pages and seeing my last name was shocking to me. When we landed in Israel, I couldnt believe I was actually there. I was so excited. Everyone around me on the plane was clapping, crying and was as excited as I was. I had an amazing experience. I never wanted to leave. When I was younger and learned about Israel, I couldnt imagine I would visit Israel, and here I am, writing about my wonderful experience in the Holy Land. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to take part in this amazing trip thanks to a scholarship provided by and to Sara and Ella Steinmetz for their support and guidance. I am also grateful to my parents for allowing me to join this amazing and ever-memorable trip. Eva Bella with the CTeen Heritage Quest group at the Western Wall Eva Bella (center) in Israel Gan Summer Camp Kids at Water Play Stay informed throughout the month. Sign up for the Jewish Federations Enewsletter at www.jfedsrq.org.

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36A September 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTHCampers at Camp Gan Israel SarasotaCamp Gan Israel at Chabad SRQFor two weeks this summer, campers attending Chabad of Sarasotas Camp Gan Israel had an amazingly enjoyable experience. Amid the typical fun, campers were the to parents, that of Jewish integration and ruach (Jewish camp spirit). For myself, what I enjoyed seeing most was how friendships were nurtured, and how kids were so genuinely happy with camp activities which you may call old-fashioned fun. When kids are happily engrossed with activities that are not plugged in or electronic, it literally brings a smile to my face. The kindness campers showed each other, and the friendships that were consistently evident, made me so grateful and proud to be present in this shared experience. We live in a without even realizing, be arrogant and self-centered. Watching kids cheering for other kids to win, and not feeling beat when they were out of a game, brought me a true feeling of exhilaration. Observing children who readily use the notorious B word BORING enjoy classic, time-honored fun, games, art, hunts and the like, is sincerely exciting on many levels. Often patience, and when I get a glimpse of I feel entirely at peace. Thank you campers at Camp Gan Israel for giving me a summer to remember forever!The Serebro family enjoys the July 4th family barbecue CELEBRATE SUKKOTWITH YOUR PJ LIBRARY FRIENDS!For more information, contact: Maria Leonardo: Aviva Director of Life Enrichment at 941-487-5547 or mleonardo@avivaseniorlife.orgREGISTER at JFEDSRQ.org/PJSPONSORED BY Sunday, September 23 3:00pmAvivaA Campus for Senior Life 1951 N. Honore Ave, Sarasota Meet in the front parking lot at 2:15pm to help escort residents to the sukkah.Learning Ldor Vador from Generation to Generation Help Aviva residents decorate their sukkah! Sing songs, eat snacks and read stories. J e w s a p a l o o z a a PRESENTED BY For more information, contact Andrea Eiffert at 941.552.6308 or aeiffert@jfedsrq.org SPONSORED BY s s s s s a a l l o o Get Ready to Jam at FREEFOR ALL FAMILIES. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!EVENT LINE UP Josh and the Jamtones will play two sets of interactive kids music. Snack and Drink Station Create Your Own PJ Library Book Outdoor Games and Activities Family Portrait Station Face Painting PJ Library Book Swap: bring any PJ books you no longer want or need and swap them out for new ones. For more information, contact Andrea Eiffert 580 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL F R FOR ALL FAMILIES. FEATURINGMusic for Kids and Their Grownups 580 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL s SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 3-5pmBeatrice Friedman Theater on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life.JOSH AND THE JAMTONESGUITAR ART CREDIT: Vecteezy.comREGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AT JFEDSRQ.org/PJ CONNECTING BUSINESSES WITH OUR COMMUNITY PRINT DIGITAL MARKETING PARTNER For more information, contact Robin Leonardi 941 .552.6307rleonardi@jfedsrq .org The Jewish Federation oers unique cross-media advertising packages that connect your business with your community.

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37A September 2018 FOCUS ON YOUTH Sarasota native returns to teach at Community Day School THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. jfedsrq.org FAMILY Hershorin Schiff Community Day School1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota | (941) 552-2770 www.CommunityDay.org Visit us and see what were all about! Call (941) 552-2770 or email admissions@communityday.org to schedule a tour. Shanah Tovah from Community Day School!Serving children in preschool 8th grade, Community Day School vibrant learning environment rooted in Jewish values. J ewish educator Amanda Glucklich, who was born and raised in Sarasota, has traveled far and wide but has now returned home to Sarasota to assist with the agricultural science program, teach preschoolers and bolster afterschool programming at School. Glucklich brings a diverse and unique skill set to her new post at the school: small-scale organic farming, infant to adult farm education, cooking kosher food, animal husbandry, medicinal herb integration, beekeeping, homesteading skills, event planning and management, and program development and facilitation. She has been charged with seamlessly integrating Community Days Judaic curriculum with the agricultural science program. Glucklich, who earned her bachelors degree in International Studies at the University of North Florida, has participated in the Young Judaea Year Course and served as advisor for Bnai Brith. She has been a YAD Ambassador, an Adamah Fellow at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and, most recently, a farm educator and program coordinator at the Boulder Jewish Community Center. She has also been a JOFEE (Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education) Fellow, creating and implementing cooking and farming education programs for all ages, and developing farm-based curricula through a Jewish lens. Growing up in Sarasota laid the foundation for my Jewish journey, and theres something uniquely special about moving back to my hometown and having the opportunity to give back, said Glucklich. I am excited to share what I have learned about ancient Jewish practices, building community, agriculture and everything in between with the teachers, children and families at Community Day! For more information about the school, go to CommunityDay.org or call 941.552.2770.Amanda Glucklich Temple Beth Sholom youth groups updateT emple Beth Sholom youth groups are planning for a year of exciting events. USY has a newly-elected board, which will help portunities for the high school students. Temple Beth Sholom youth groups have organized a High Holiday Project that will take place on Wednesday, September 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All youth groups (Chalutzim, Kadima and USY) will meet for pizza and to prepare the Hunger Drive bags to give out on Rosh Hashanah. Temple Beth Sholom distributes the Hunger Drive bags during the High Holidays to collect non-perishable food items for All Faiths Food Bank and JFCS of the Suncoast. TBS youth groups will also prepare the apple and honey bags they give out on Rosh Hashanah. Any youth who is not currently involved at Temple Beth Sholom and would like to join in this mitzvah project, can contact Kelly Nester in the information. We welcome new faces! Feel free to stop in and check out our youth group events any time during the year! scholarships available The Serebro family enjoys the July 4th family barbecue BE ONE OF MANY TEEN VOICES WITH ONE MISSIONAttend the AIPAC Policy Conference March 24-26, 2019 in Washington, DCThe Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee awards scholarships for up to ten high school students to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC, each year. Be one of the more than 18,000 participants, including 3,600 students, to attend the largest gathering of Americas Pro-Israel community. AIPAC empowers pro-Israel activists to be politically engaged and build relationships with members of Congress to promote the U.S.Israel relationship. Plan to apply for this important program!APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED SEPT. 4 NOV. 16, 2018To apply, visit JFEDSRQ.org/AIPAC For more information, please contact Andrea Eiert at 941.552.6308 or aeiert@jfedsrq.org Spend a week in Poland March from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah with thousands of fellow Jews Spend a week in Israel during Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut See the incredible sites and sounds of our homeland!Experience an unforgettable, life-changing trip with other 11th & 12th grade students from around the world! APRIL 28 to MAY 122019 For more information, go online to:JFEDSRQ.org/MOLAPPLY BY NOV. 26, 2018Got Questions? Contact Andrea Eiffert at 941.552.6308 or aeiffert@jfedsrq.org The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232941.371.4546 JFEDSRQ.org

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Welcome to the Dignity Memorial family. is pleased to welcome Robert Toale, Debbie Toale and their sons, Jason and Je, to our family of rms in Sarasota and Manatee County. As proud members of North Americas largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the Toale family will continue their commitment to serving families with personal, compassionate care. In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reect this change in leadership: >rffn rrfnrn>rrftb rrfrn>fbtnfb rrftbnIn addition to these name changes, two of the funeral homes will undergo renovations to better serve our community with beautiful new facilities and enhanced capabilities. Rely on the Toale family and your local Dignity Memorial professionals to help you and your loved ones celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com. Welcome to the Dignity Memorial family. is pleased to welcome Robert Toale, Debbie Toale and their sons, Jason and Je, to our family of rms in Sarasota and Manatee County. As proud members of North Americas largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the Toale family will continue their commitment to serving families with personal, compassionate care. In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reect this change in leadership: >rffn rrfnrn>rrftb rrfrn>fbtnfb rrftbnIn addition to these name changes, two of the funeral homes will undergo renovations to better serve our community with beautiful new facilities and enhanced capabilities. Rely on the Toale family and your local Dignity Memorial professionals to help you and your loved ones celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com. Welcome to the Dignity Memorial family. is pleased to welcome Robert Toale, Debbie Toale and their sons, Jason and Je, to our family of rms in Sarasota and Manatee County. As proud members of North Americas largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the Toale family will continue their commitment to serving families with personal, compassionate care. In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reect this change in leadership: >rffn rrfnrn>rrftb rrfrn>fbtnfb rrftbnIn addition to these name changes, two of the funeral homes will undergo renovations to better serve our community with beautiful new facilities and enhanced capabilities. Rely on the Toale family and your local Dignity Memorial professionals to help you and your loved ones celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com. Welcome to the Dignity Memorial family. is pleased to welcome Robert Toale, Debbie Toale and their sons, Jason and Je, to our family of rms in Sarasota and Manatee County. As proud members of North Americas largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the Toale family will continue their commitment to serving families with personal, compassionate care. In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reect this change in leadership: >rffn rrfnrn>rrftb rrfrn>fbtnfb rrftbnIn addition to these name changes, two of the funeral homes will undergo renovations to better serve our community with beautiful new facilities and enhanced capabilities. Rely on the Toale family and your local Dignity Memorial professionals to help you and your loved ones celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com. 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39A September 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. 55th Temple Beth Sholom 50th Temple Beth Sholom 40th Temple Beth Sholom 35th Temple Beth SholomANNIVERSARIES 35th Temple Sinai 35th Temple Beth Sholom 20th Temple Emanu-El 15th Temple Beth Sholom 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 You can also read The Jewish News online at www.jfedsrq.org.Please RECYCLE this newspaper! 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 941.346.6446BAT MITZVAH IN MEMORIAM 93, of Longboat Key, formerly of MA, July 15 Rochelle, NY, July 25 79, of Sarasota, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, July 13 100, of Sarasota, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, July 5 72, of Sarasota, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, June 21 72, of Sarasota, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, June 29 95, of Sarasota, July 16 100, of Sarasota, July 31 92, of Sarasota, formerly of Baltimore, MD, July 21 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 daughter of Lauren and Dr. Steven Fineman, September 29, Temple Emanu-El twitter.com/jfedsrqSTAY CONNECTED STAY CONNECTEDfacebook.com/jfedsrq is pleased to welcome Robert Toale, Debbie Toale and their sons, Jason and Je, to our family of rms in Sarasota and Manatee County. As proud members of North Americas largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the Toale family will continue their commitment to serving families with personal, compassionate care. In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reect this change in leadership: >rffn rrfnrn>rrftb rrfrn>fbtnfb rrftbnIn addition to these name changes, two of the funeral homes will undergo renovations to better serve our community with beautiful new facilities and enhanced capabilities. Rely on the Toale family and your local Dignity Memorial professionals to help you and your loved ones celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com. Welcome to the Dignity Memorial family. is pleased to welcome Robert Toale, Debbie Toale and their sons, Jason and Je, to our family of rms in Sarasota and Manatee County. As proud members of North Americas largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the Toale family will continue their commitment to serving families with personal, compassionate care. In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reect this change in leadership: >rffn rrfnrn>rrftb rrfrn>fbtnfb rrftbnIn addition to these name changes, two of the funeral homes will undergo renovations to better serve our community with beautiful new facilities and enhanced capabilities. Rely on the Toale family and your local Dignity Memorial professionals to help you and your loved ones celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com. Welcome to the Dignity Memorial family. www.ToaleBrothers.com LOCALL Y OWNED & OPERATED FOR OVER 100 YEARS 3 GENERATIONS OF TOALE FAMIL Y MANAGEMENT FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, WE WISH YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR! TOALE BROTHERS AND EMPLOYEES COLONIAL CHAPEL40 N. Orange Ave Sarasota941.955.4171GULF GATE CHAPEL6903 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota941.955.4171BRADENTON CHAPEL912 53rd Ave. W. Bradenton941.746.6191EWING CHAPEL140 E. Venice Ave. Venice941.488.7737Syndi Toale Curt Toale Stephanie Toale Lynch Matt Lynch Tiffany Toale Holsbeke Travis Holsbeke Call Denise at 941.552.6304 Or visitjfedsrq.org to donate

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40A September 2018 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 Advisory T ax Assurance P riva te Client941.955.4429

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Jewish Happenings Tot Shabbat Jewish New Years PartyCelebrate Shabbat and get ready for Rosh Hashanah with young Jewish and interfaith families at this welcoming, festive celebration. In addition to playground time, bagels and age-appropriate Shabbat prayers, songs and movement, well enjoy a scavenger hunt, a family tour of the Temple Emanu-El sanctuary with a special visit with the Torah scrolls, and more meaningful Rosh Hashanah fun. This free event begins at 10:30 a.m. at 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information, call Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman at 941.379.1997. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1Shabbat Shaboom and Youth HavurahFor infants through grade 2, join Melissa Werbow for Shabbat Shaboom for an age-appropriate Shabbat program including songs, blessings and stories from the Torah. Snack provided. For students in grades 3 through 7, join Evie Shen-Tal for an engaging youth Shabbat service and learning. A Kiddush luncheon follows these programs. New faces are always welcome. Shabbat Shaboom and Youth Havurah take place from 11:00 a.m. to noon on September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. For more information, please contact the temple Shabbat ShmoozeJoin us after the Saturday Shabbat service and Kiddush luncheon, at approximately 12:45 p.m., for a lively discussion series. Topics: September 1 Are We (Still) Gods Chosen People? and September 15 What is Expected of Non-Jews (The Noahide Laws)? No charge. Join us at Temple Beth Sholom, Multi-Purpose Room, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. FEDERATION NEWS September 2018 Elul 5778 / Tishrei 5779 www.jfedsrq.org Volume 48, Number 9 Celebrating Jewish Life in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Israel and the World PUBLISHED BYTHE LARRY GREENSPON FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE OF SARASOTAMANATEE Chabad of Venice Open HouseLooking to join a vibrant Jewish community? Check out the wide array of Adult Education classes, volunteer programs, religious services as well our Hebrew School of the Arts. Come visit our annual Open House at 10:00 a.m. at Chabad Educational Center, 21560 Angela Ln., Venice. For more information, contact Rabbi Sholom Schmerling at 941.493.2770 or SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2Pre-High Holiday Guest LectureJoin us at 10:30 a.m. for Preparing Ourselves Spiritually for the High Holidays, a Rosh Hashanah lecture by Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson via video feed. His topic will be Days of Guilt or Days of Love? One of Americas premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Jacobson is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences, and serving as teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is considered to be one of the most successful, passionate and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences. This free event takes place at Chabad Educational Center, 21560 Angela Ln., Venice. For more informachabadofvenice.com. Historic Southside Village 1924 South Osprey Ave. Sarasota (941) 955-9856 MortonsMarket.com From special occasions to daily dining, Mortons Market has got you covered. Stop in for fresh seasonal produce, prime cuts of meat and seafood, and hot-from-the-oven baked goods. Choose from our tempting array of chef-prepared deli and gourmet togo items, as well as ne wines, exotic cheeses and cut owers. Think of us for your catered events, holiday menus and gift baskets too. rff ntbb bnnn nnbn ffftfbnnn ftbntfb bbbn nnf ftfb tnbbff nnbn bbfnftnn rfntbn tbbnffntt rff rfrntrbtrnfrf ntt nfrffrtrtn LCHAIM! SHALOM BAYIT

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2B September 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Chabad Kaplan Preschool Pre-Rosh Hashanah PartyChabad of Sarasotas Kaplan Preschool invites children ages 2-5 and their parents to a pre-Rosh Hashanah celebration at 9:00 a.m. at Chabad of Sarasota 7700 Beneva Road. Aside from tasting apples with honey, there will be lots of crafts and games, and the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful free of charge to the community, advance reservations are necessary by ofsarasota.com. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4Yoga for Seniors at Temple Beth IsraelJoin 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.Mah Jongg at Temple Beth IsraelJoin 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. Mah Jongg at Temple Beth SholomAll 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. at Temple Beth Sholom, Multi-Purpose Room, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Cost: $2 for TBS members; $3 for nonmembers. New participants are always welcome. We meet all summer, and lessons are provided for beginners. For more Hebrew School of the ArtsThe Hebrew School of the Arts has a particular focus on educating children through art, music and drama, enabling them to experience the ideas and ideals which are taught in a relevant and artistic manner. Additionally, learning the Hebrew language. The school, which is for ages 3-13, is located at Chabad Educational Center, 21560 Angela Ln., Venice. Scholarships available. For more information, please contact Chaya Rivka Schmerling WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class at Temple Beth SholomJoin Rabbi Michael Werbow for an educational experience with a focus on prayers, customs, Hebrew literacy, Jewish rituals, holidays, chanting and more. If you are an adult who did not have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony for some reason, this class is for you! Classes meet from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, September 5, 12 and 26 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 Temple 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.Minding Your Own Business: The Theme of the High Holy Days words, our main business during the High Holy Days is to mind our own business and review how we conduct business with our Creator and our fellow man. Where are our business practices faulty, fraudulent, deceitful or otherwise unworthy of the potential for goodness that each of us holds? When we are minding our own business, there is no time for harming our family and community. Join us at 6:00 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.Jewish Womens Circle Mikvah ShowerThe Jewish Womens Circle and Ricki Rubin of The Ladies Mikvah Fundraising Committee are throwing a Mikvah Shower to furnish the mikvah with beautiful accessories and accents. Please note the Mikvah Shower is for women only. Feel free to invite your friends to join us at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Ricki Rubin. Please bring a gift from the registry in lieu of admission. Visit www.chabadofbradenton.com/mikvahregistry. To RSVP or for more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at The Jewish News is a monthly nonpro t newspaper supported by generous readers, committed advertisers and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. DONT FALL! Spelled Different Because We Are Different5922 Cattlemen Lane, Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232(941) 378-8977 www.FYZICAL.com Balance Retraining and Fall Prevention Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation Aquatic Physical Therapy Individualized Fitness & Wellness Programs Balance Retraining and Fall Prevention We Specialize in... Individualized Fitness & Wellness Programs Call now to schedule, or stop in! Call now to schedule, or stop in! FREE FALL RISK ASSESSMENT! FELDMANWEALTH ADVISORY JOSEPH M. FELDMAN, CFP CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER PROFESSIONAL941.260.9174 | JFELDMAN@FELDMANWA.COM | www.feldmanwa.com INVESTMENTS | FINANCIAL PLANNING | INSURANCESECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH VALMARK SECURITIES, INC. MEMBER FINRA, SIPC. INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH VALMARK ADVISERS, INC., A SEC REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISOR. 130 SPRINGSIDE DRIVE, AKRON, OH 44333. 800-765-5201. FELDMAN WEALTH ADVISORY, LLC IS A SEPARATE ENTITY FROM VALMARK SECURITIES, INC. AND VALMARK ADVISERS, INC. Classes are held at The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life on The Jewish Federation, 580 McIntosh Road, 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 OCTOBERNOVEMBER 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.UNUSUAL MOMENTS OF JEWISH HISTORYFRIDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting October 5 (Eight weeks)e history of the Jews covering more than 3500 years is simply too voluminous to study in eight weeks, yet there are many outstanding moments worth reviewing. e feud of the ages between the Jews and the Church has fascinated historians recounting events that occurred over the 500 years between the time of the Maccabees and Constantine traverse bringing them to all four corners of the globe? is course will focus on mostly unknown and highly specialized events of Jewish history. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF SPAIN AND PORTUGALMONDAYS 3:15 PM 4:30 PM Starting October 15 (Eight weeks)is course will explore Iberian Jewish history and Sephardic culture. When and where did Sephardic Jewry emerge? Who were the rst to arrive? As Jews were dispersed to other countries following the Expulsion in 1492, Sephardic Jewry ourished and adapted to new surroundings. Key personalities of that era will be reviewed. ere has been a recent buzz about the many Crypto-Jews or conversos who are tracing their origins through DNA testing. ese Bnei Anusim, looking back to the generations of Jews who settled and ourished in Spain and Portugal, are rejoining the Jewish fold. What did they discover compelling them to opt in? Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.CONTEMPORARY JEWISH PHILOSOPHERSTUESDAYS 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Starting October 16 (Eight weeks) Students have asked me to introduce them to the o-quoted Jewish thinkers and philosophers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Names like Heschel, Fackenheim, Kaplan, Plascow, Hauptman, Soloveichik, Freud and Schneerson are but a few of the many Jewish thinkers who have shaped our Jewish views of ethics, Torah, and humanity. is is an opportunity to familiarize oneself with the most popular and profound philosophers of our age whose names and quotes appear frequently in books and articles. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.

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3B September 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Please contact the areas temples for their speci c schedules and more information. High Holiday services and events will take place on the following dates:Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 9 Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 10-11 Yom Kippur Eve: Sept. 18 Yom Kippur: Sept. 19 Bridge Lessons at Temple Beth IsraelJoin us on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a step-by-step guide to upgrade your Bridge skills. Temple Beth Israel is located at 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. The cost is $10 per class; free for TBI members. For FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Zumba & Pilates at Temple Beth IsraelJoin us on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. Begin with a Latin dance-inspired workout designed especially for seniors, then improve your core strength and endurance with Pilates. The cost is $10 for 30 or 60 minutes; free for Temple Beth Israel memTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6Chug Ivri (Advanced Hebrew Circle) at TBSIf you are interested in keeping up your spoken Hebrew skills, this ongoing informal study group is right for you. Read Israeli newspapers, chat with friends, have a good time in Hebrew! There is no cost. New participants are always welcome. Join us from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Temple Beth Sholom, Idelson Library, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. For more information, please contact the temple A Taste of Rosh Hashanah immediately after services and will feature delicious foods customarily eaten on Rosh Hashanah. Suggested donation: $18. To RSVP (by Sunday, September 2) or for more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Rosh Hashanah Pray & Play Junior CongregationOn Rosh Hashanah (Monday & Tuesday, September 10 & 11) from 10:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 5-12 will enjoy holiday-themed games, prayer, songs and snacks. For children ages 2-4, a babysitting program is available free of charge. All are welcome at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. No membership required. To RSVP or for more information, call MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Mitzvah Knitting Group at Temple Emanu-ElAre you a knitter or crocheter interested in using your talent to brighten the lives of others while making new friends? If so, please come to the Mitzvah Knitting Group sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood. We gather monthly to craft and socialize, and our beautiful handiwork has been donated to local new parents as well as needy families in SarasotaManatee and in Israel. Bring your needles or crochet hook and a favorite pattern well supply the yarn and great company! The group meets at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 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. Friendly but serious game! Do you play??? Thursdays / 12pm to 4ishJERUSALEM ROOM, FEDERATION CAMPUS 582 MCINTOSH ROAD$5 pie.Contact Marilyn Oslander941.951.2029marasota@yahoo.com EDERATION C AMPUS Contact Marilyn Oslander Seasoned Bridge... Anyone? The Bridge Group meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. For more information, call Bob Satnickat 941.538.3739 Thursdays / 12pm to 4ish Jerusalem Room, Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road) $5 pie. Friendly but serious game!Contact Marilyn Oslander 941.951.2029 marasota@yahoo.com 140 kosher characters: twitter.com/jfedsrq CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES AND COFFEE STATIONAT YOUR SERVICEThis year enjoy a VERY sweet Rosh Hashanah at Chabad of Sarasota with a condensed 2 hour service from 10-12 including New Year sermon, Shofar ceremony, Mussaf prayers and a and available throughout the services.Monday, September 10: 10:00 am-12:00 noon Tuesday, September 11: 10:00 am-12:00 noon Sarasota-Manatee Chabad

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4B September 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Fluid Dance at Temple Emanu-ElFluid Dance is a movement practice that relaxes the nervous system, dance repertoires set to world music and American classics. The class in creating these wonderful semimonthly classes. The fee is $10, and the class is for women only. Join us at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For more information and a full schedule of THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13The Joy of VolunteeringAviva is incredibly proud to host former JFCS CEO Rose Chapman for an evening dedicated to volunteerism and the Sarasota Jewish community. Join Chapman as she explores how the work of volunteers has changed the Jewish community of Sarasota, making it a hub for philanthropic activity. Want to learn more about volunteer opportunities? Representatives from local organizations will be on hand to help you sign up! This free event begins at 7:00 p.m. at AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, 1951 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota. Please call 941.757.8520 to reserve your spot. Why A ict Our Souls?Judaism is not an ascetic religion and does not place value upon depriving ourselves of normal daily comforts. Then why are we commanded in to withhold from himself the comforts of life, including food and hydration, in order to bring our souls to a higher level of awareness of the sacred purposes of life. We descend and then ascend through fast and meaningful prayer. Join us at 11:00 a.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; brunch included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Celebration of Music for the High Holy Days PlusMusic is inspiration for the Jewish soul, especially as the High Holy Days are about to arrive. This is a special time to greet the sacred days before us with a heart full of joy and intent to become better Jews. The message of music to inspire us to higher heights of goodness rings clear in the notes sung and played throughout the Jewish world. Come to play, sing or listen to the joys of Jewish music! Join us at 4:00 p.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. Musical performers free. Piano, keyboard and organ provided. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 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 no-sew Community Action Agency, HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), residents of Anchin Pavilion, patients at the Florida Cancer Center, and children at Camp Mariposa as a joint venture with JFCS. Join us from 10:00 a.m. to noon on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life (580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota) to make these blankets. The MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Yom Kippur Pray & Play Junior CongregationOn Yom Kippur day from 10:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 5-12 will enjoy holiday-themed games, prayer, songs and snacks. For children ages 2-4, a babysitting program is available free of charge. All are welcome at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. No membership required. To chabadofsarasota.com. WE DNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 9Break the FastJoin Chabad of Bradenton (5712 Lorraine Road) at 8:40 p.m. for a delicious kosher Break the Fast of bagels, lox, cream cheese, cakes and more. All are welcome. Reservations are suggested for this free event. Donations appreciated. For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at Urology Treatment Center 3325 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 5350 University Pkwy Suite 207 Sarasota, FL 34243PH: 941.917.8488 FAX: 941.917.8475 WINSTON E. BARZELL, MD, FACS, FRCSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyKENNETH J. BREGG, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyJOSHUA T. GREEN, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of UrologyROBERT I. CAREY, MD, P h D, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & EndourologyDANIEL M. KAPLON, MD, FACSDiplomate of the American Board of Urology Fellowship trained in Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy & Endourology urologytreatmentcenter.com A Division of 21st Century Oncology, LLC 2018 FALL SEMESTER: SEPTEMBER 24-NOVEMBER 16 Registration opens September 11 OCT. 2: CONNECTIONS: NOV. 8: FALL LECTURE: NOV. 16: BOOMER CONFERENCE : Request or view a catalog or register online or by phone: Experience high-level intellectual and cultural stimulation in an informal, supportive atmosphere! Welcome NEW TO THE AREA? NEW TO FEDERATION? rf nntbnn nrt___ Space is limited ___o-hairs: oy oravitz and heree & arry aslavskyRSVP via jfedsrq.org/events or Jeremy Lisitza 941.343.2113 | jlisitza@jfedsrq.org rfntb PM fff jfedsrq.org

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5B September 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS PJ Library: In the Sukkah with FriendsSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeFamilies are invited to join Aviva residents and Rabbi Anne Feibelman for a Sukkot celebration in the sukkah. Sing, dance and enjoy sweet holiday treats at this intergenerational holiday event. Sponsored by PJ Library of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Aviva. The fun begins at 3:00 p.m. at AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, 1951 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota. The event is free and open to the community, but registration is required at jfedsrq.org/events. For more information, contact Andrea SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 rffr rfntb b ntbbnnb rfntb nr rrbnt tntb bnr nrrfrrfrr Conversational Hebrew Class Level 1This wonderful course is taught by Evie Shen-Tal, who lived in Israel and has taught Hebrew for 15 years. Beginners with no or very little experience speaking Hebrew will learn basic vocabulary and grammar concepts, setting their own communication goals based on their interests and needs. Classes start at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El (151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) and continue on Thursdays through November 8. (More advanced students are invited to consider the Conversational Hebrew Level 2 course, which meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 25.) Cost: $50 for Temple Emanu-El members and $60 for guests. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Temple Emanu-El THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Beautiful Sukkahs Around the WorldTouring the vast variety of sukkahs built and decorated in Jewish communities around the world is an exercise in sheer beauty. Large, small and huge sukkahs cover the gamut of human circumstances from tiny huts white linens and multiple courses of food. Expand your imagination and inspiration regarding sukkah creativity that Jews enjoy with their families and communities worldwide. Do not miss this truly powerful PowerPoint tour. Join us at 11:00 a.m. at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; brunch included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 What You Need to Know Before You VoteThe Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, which meets at Unity Church (3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota) presents Dr. Frank Alcock, Ph.D. at 8:00 p.m. following its 7:30 p.m. service. An Oneg follows the lecture. Dr. Alcock is an associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University and appears regularly as a political analyst for ABC News. For more informaSalads in the Sukkah at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. Eating in a sukkah under the stars will leave an indelible memory in your childs mind. All families Building and Decorating a Community SukkahWhether you are an experienced sukkah builder or a complete novice, your skills, creativity and energy are needed to make and decorate a community sukkah at the Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. This is a one-of-a-kind mitzvah for Jews of every age every year, with children delighting in decorating the sukkah and adults lending their hands to makin during their long journey to the Holy Land promised by the Almighty. Join us at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast, followed by the building of the sukkah. Donations greatly appreciated. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. rfrntbtbbt rfnttbrtrntrnrfnbrrtbntbrrn bnrtbbrnnrrntnrrtrfnttbfn bbrnb tbtfrrnrnrrtrbnb rnrntntrnrntrtbnnrbfrtnbnbnbntbnbttbbtttbtFor more information, contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.org For more information about Lion of Judah, go to JFEDSRQ.org/LOJ

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6B September 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS 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 5:00 p.m. at Chianti, 3900 Clark Rd., Sarasota. To make a reservation or for more information, call or text Rosalyn Fleischer at 941.915.6631 or TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25Singing is Believing as powerful as music and song. Cantor Aaron Marcus, a local Sarasota musician and faith leader, brings the power of music to Avivas campus. Join this interactive program as we dive into concepts of faith, celebrate with some communal singing, and spend time connecting in new ways to the idea of belief. This is a free program not to be missed and perfect for members of all faiths! Join us at 7:00 p.m. at AvivaA Campus for Senior Life, 1951 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota. Please call 941.757.8520 to reserve your spot. NCJW Season-Opening ProgramThe National Council of Jewish Womens season-opening program, showcasing Carrie Seidman, will be a luncheon held at noon at Cafe LEurope, writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune since 2010. Her writing has received awards from local, state and national organizations and she was selected for a 2016-2017 fellowship from The Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism. She is the single parent of a son with a mental health diagnosis, a two-time cancer survivor and a lifelong dancer. Cost: $25. For W EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 6Family BBQ in the SukkahAll are welcome to join us for a Sukkot holiday family social event at 5:00 p.m. at Chabad of Sarasota, 7700 Beneva Road. Bring the entire family for an evening of friendship, fun and the opportunity to recite the blessing on the lulav and etrog. There will be exciting programming for children ages 5-12 and teens. This event is sponsored by the Chabad Mens Club. Cost: $10 for Mens Club members; $12 for nonmembers; $8 for children ages 5-10; free for children attending the Weinstein Afterschool JEP or Chabad Kaplan Preschool. Advance reservations are required by Friday, September 21. To RSVP or for more information, call 941.925.0770 or Klezmer in the Sukkah ConcertKlezmer is a Hebrew word, a combination of the words kley (vessel) and zemer (melody) that referred to musical instruments in ancient times. It became colloquially attached to Jewish folk musicians sometime in the Middle Ages. Enjoy a beautiful evening with popular klezmer music along with a BBQ, Simchas Beis Hashoeva, games, moon bounce, sukkah, and shake the lulav and etrog. Open to the whole community, this event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Chabad Educational Center, 21560 Angela Ln., Venice. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, free admission for children under 12. For more information, contact Chaya Rivka Schmerling at 941.493.2770 Soups and Salads in the SukkahCelebrate Sukkot with Chabads Soups and Salads in the Sukkah party at 6:00 p.m. at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Enjoy lulav and etrog. The children will enjoy a special CKids Sukkot, with a science and slime program and bounce house. This is a free event. For more information, please contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at 941.752.3030 or Take our publications on the go with the ISSUU app!issuu.com/thejewishnews discover... new way to care forA Comprehensive Dermatology Skin Cancer Detection Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Cosmetic and Laser Services Medical Spa Treatments your skin 8451 Shade Avenue, Suite 205 Sarasota, FL 34243941-417-4104 www.upderm.comDavid S. Sax, MDBoard Certified DermatologistCarlee LaPensee, ARNP Our online form makes it easy. Support a worthwhile cause. Receive tax benets. Visit jfedsrq.org rf

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7B September 2018 JEWISH HAPPENINGS T B G meets Thursday afternoons from 1:004:00 pm on the Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. Anyone? call Bob Satnick at 941.538.3739 T B G meets afternoons 1:004:00 pm Federation Campus (582 McIntosh Road). Open to intermediate and advanced bridge players. Anyone? Anyone? Bridge... For more information Sarasota Jewish Singles Dinner Meeting NCJW Season-Opening Program Volunteer Open HouseSponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-ManateeJoin us at 10:00 a.m. to learn about opportunities for joining a Federation committee or participating in an event. The Open House takes place on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life (Zell Room), 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. RSVP online at jfedsrq.org/events. For more inTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Hebrew Language for Beginners Level 1Hebrew Language for Beginners Level 1 is taught by Susie Konicov, who has successfully taught Hebrew for 40 years. Her students learn to read and write Hebrew without stress. In this course, she will introduce the Hebrew alphabet as well as beginning reading and writing. Classes start at 5:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El (151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota) and continue on Thursdays through December 6. (Advanced students are invited to consider the Hebrew Language for Beginners Level 2 course, which meets Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., beginning September 27.) Cost: $60 for Temple Emanu-El members and $70 for guests. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Temple CTeen Starbucks in the SukkahTeens will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Aviva (1951 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota) to celebrate Sukkot with games, songs and skits with the residents there. They pastries at the Chabad sukkah. (Pick up your teens at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton.) CTeen annual membership is $180 including all trips and activities except the International CTeen Shabbaton in New York. For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at Shabbat Dinner in the SukkahEnjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the community sukkah at the Al Katz Center (5710 Cortez Road West, Bradenton) celebrating the wonderful, beautiful holidays of Shabbat and Sukkot with a festive frame of mind emanating from nearly an entire month of Holy Days. Although many Jews do not have their own sukkah in which to pray and eat and learn together, children and adults are welcome to celebrate the Jewish Holy Season in this warm community setting. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per student; healthy kosher foods included. To RSVP, call Beverly Newman at 941.313.9239. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28Shabbat Dinner in the SukkahThe community is welcome to join us for a Shabbat dinner in the sukkah at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Shabbat service will be at 6:00 p.m., prior to the dinner. For more details The Gan at Temple Sinais Beach BazaarSchool may be back but summer fun still continues as the kids at The Gan at Temple Sinai enjoy activities with music, entertainment, prizes, food and so much more. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for this family event at Temple Sinai, 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota (enter from Proctor Road only, between Beneva and Swift). For more details, call Laura at 941.926.9462. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Sukkot Bu et KiddushJoin the Chabad family at 7:00 p.m. at The Chabad House (5712 Lorraine Rd., Bradenton) for its annual Kiddush in the Sukkah followed by hakafot dancing in honor of the holiday of Shemini Atzeret. Traditional, delicious dips and more will be served. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Bukiet at 941.752.3030 or SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 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 jfedsrq.org Who We Are. Do you share these values? To learn more, please contact Ilene Fox at 941.343.2111 or ifox@jfedsrq.orgOur Federation is committed to these core Jewish values: Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place for children, the aged, the sick and hungry; Tzedakah, providing Darchei Shalom, keeping peace through ongoing interfaith relations and promoting mutual respect and understanding; Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh la Zeh, taking care of one another, continuously working to support and aid Jews at home, in Israel and around the world.

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