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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Pinellas County P. O. Box 6970 Clearwater, FL 33758-6970ADVERTISEMENT Just a nosh... Just a nosh... Complied from JTA news service VOL. 32, NO. 2 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 16 PAGES Join our page @ Welcome Home, Fed Fellows!Did you know?Pictured: Lance Mizstal (Pinellas YAD member), Jennifer Rosoff, Jamie Gray, Korri Krajicek, Rachel Golden (Tampa YAD member), Sam Eshelman, and Hilary Hemmins. The 2017-18 cohort of Federation Fellows is currently seeking applications from young adults interested in a free trip to Israel. Contact the Federation for more information. The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, Ordinary personal items a key, a razor, a hairbrush, a babys shoe, a prayer book offer a glimpse into the lives of their owners. That is before everything changed for millions of Jews herded into concentration camps by the Nazis. These simple objects and others recovered from such a camp in Majdanek, Poland, are going on exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) in St. Petersburg On loan for three years from the State Museum of Majdanek, the items will be displayed as part of the local museums permanent exhibition: History, Heritage and Hope. The FHM staff worked through a lengthy process with the State Museum of Majdanek, as well as the governments of Poland and the United States, to secure the loan of these important objects. Some things in the small collection like the childrens shoes, hairbrush and razor were likely taken from individuals upon Museum to display objects from killing centerThe Florida Holocaust Museum Fellows returned from Israel on July 10 with more than pleasant memories. With a $25,000 earmark from the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, the group got to play philanthropists, determining how they felt the money should be divthey visited on the trip. of-its-kind program that involved 10 hours of volunteer service per month in the 10 months leading up to the mission. The group consisted of Korri Krajicek, Hilary Hemmins, Jamie Gray, Jennifer Rosoff, and Sam Eshelman. The group was joined by Lance Mizstal, who received a partial subsidy to participate in the mission. In the months leading up to the mission, the group participated in activities designed to expose them to and the broader Jewish community. Projects included working on Super Sunday, writing thank you cards, Fed Fellows scope out worthy Israeli non-prots on tripRachel Golden, Jamie Gray, Korri Krajicek at the SAHI program which the Fellows recommended donating $15,000. Two childrens shoes and baby shoe from Majdanek. While in Jerusalem earlier this month. Congressman Charlie Crist DSt. Petersburg, posted this photo on Twitter, showing him placing this note in the Western Wall, the yearly tradition while visiting the holy site as Floridas governor. Since then, with the exception of 2016, he has had a similar note delivered to the Wall each year prior to hurricane season. During that time, 2016 was the only year that a hurricane made landfall in the state. Crist will speak about the trip, which was hosted by an information, see Page 6. MUSEUM continued on PAGE 16 FED FELLOWS continued on PAGE 6A noteworthy prayerCHARLOTTESVILLE continued on PAGE 11Trump sending top envoys to Mideast to advance Israel-Palestinian peaceWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will soon send a team of his top aides, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on a tour of the Middle East to advance substantive Middle East peace talks. The delegation will be meeting with leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a senior The delegation will comprise Kushner, a top aide whose portfolio includes Middle East peace; Jason Greenblatt, the White Houses top peace negotiator; and Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser. said, believes that the restoration of calm and the stabilized situation in Jerusalem after the recent crisis on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif has created an opportunity to continue discussions and the pursuit of peace that began early in his administration. A lethal July 14 attack by terrorists that killed two Israelis police at the Temple Mount led Israel to install metal detectors. That was followed by increased tensions among Palestinians, who worship at the site, which is holy to Jews and Muslims. Israel removed the metal detectors following interventions by Jordan and by Trump Trumps approach of brokering a broader Middle East peace and includes meetings with some of the regions most important players. The president has asked that these discussions focus on the path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, combating extremism, the situation in Gaza, including how to ease the humanitarian crisis there, strengthening our relations with regional partners and the economic steps that can be taken both now and after a peace deal is signed to ensure security, stability, and prosperity for the region, the statement said.Teen in JCCs case sold his bomb threat services, FBI allegesThe Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of threats against Jewish community centers in the United States including Tampa sold his bomb threat services. Michael Kadar, 19, from Ashkelon in southern Israel, also offered to frame others for the threats for a higher fee, the FBI reportedly alleges in newly unsealed court documents reported by The Atlantic and The Daily Beast The teen sold his services on AlphaBay, a dark web marketplace website selling illegal goods and services that was closed by U.S. authorities in July. He reportedly sold his services from $30 for a single threat to $90 for emailed bomb threat to a school districts\multiple schools + framing someone for it. by the Israel Police during a raid on the teens bedroom in California who is believed to have ordered and paid for Kadars threats. He was arrested in Israel in March in a joint operation with the FBI. The teens parents and attorney have said Kadar has a benign brain tumor that affects his behavior, as well as a very low IQ.FIRST PERSONHate in Carlottesville: The day the Nazi called me ShlomoBy RON KAMPEAS JTA news serviceCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA The white supremacists, for all their vaunted purpose, appeared to be disoriented. The city of Charlottesville, thanks to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, had allowed them 500 or so to rally in Emancipation Park, or as they prefer to call it, Lee Park, to protest the citys plans to remove from the park a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. That worked for an hour or so on Aug. 12 and then the protesters and the counter-protesters started to pelt one another with plastic bottles it was unclear who started it. There were gas bombs mildly irritating that seemed to come more from the white supremacists. And then the sides rushed each So Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and, heeding the police, the white suthe Dogwood Vietnam Memorial, a bucolic hill overlooking an overpass, they sputtered to a stop for consultations and did what marchers on a seasonably warm day do: They sat on the grass, sought shade and chatted. I had been following at a distance with a


PAGE 2 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY AUGUST 11 24, 2017 The Jewish Press assumes no responsibility for the opinions of columnists, letter writers, claims of advertisers, nor does the paper guarantee the kashruth of products & services advertised or mentioned otherwise. P.O. BOX 6970, CLEARWATER, FL 33758-6970(6416 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33707)T elephone: (727) 535-4400 Fax: (727) 440-6037 E -mail: jewishpress@aol.comThe Jewish Press is mailed STANDARD CLASS. Standard Class DOES NOT include a speedy delivery guarantee. Date of delivery varies depending on your Standard Class Postage Permit: TA MP A PI #3763The Jewish Press of Pinellas County is a privately owned, community newspaper published in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. The Federation underwrites home Pinellas County (approx.4,500), to promote Jewish community cohesiveness and identity.The Jewish Press is a subscriber to JTA, The Global Jewish News Source.JIM DAWKINSPublisher & Co-OwnerKAREN DAWKINSManaging Editor & Co-Owner Advertising Sales GARY POLIN TORI GEE GALE TARNOFSKY-ABERCROMBIE Staff Writer & Editor BOB FRYER Ad Design & Graphics REY VILLALBA DAVID HERSHMAN Social Columnist JUDY LUDIN Editorial Assistant GAIL WISEBERGPUBLIC AT ION & DEADLINE D ATE SAlso publisher of the Jewish Press of Tampa of PINELLAS COUNTY An independent, bi-weekly newspaper owned by THE JEWISH PRESS GROUP of TAMPA BAY, INC. STAFF THE FEDERATION MAINTAINS THE MAIL ING LIST FOR THE JEWISH P RESS.To RECEIVE THE PAPER or for ADDRESS CHANGES, Call (727) 530-3223 Go to info@jewishpinellas.orgAUGUST 25Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning guidePress Release ........Aug 11 Advertising .............Aug 15S EPT EMBER 8high holiday editionPress Release ........Aug 25 Advertising .............Aug 29S EPT EMBER 22Press Release .........Sept 8 Advertising ............Sept 12


JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 3 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Emilie SocashExecutive Director, Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties Perspective Perspective OPEN: MonThurs 11 am 10 pm Fri Sat 11 am 11 pm Sun 4 pm 10 pm211 2nd St. S. St. Pete Call now to reserve: 727.623.9037 New Early Dinner Special $15 per person 4 pm 5:30 pm everydayincludes soup or salad, choice of entree, and dessert. House wine, beer, well drinks all $3.50Last week I got word that Goldman Sachs had found that a downgrade of several key beer investments was necessary due to Millenials and their penchant for wine and spirits. The beer market fell 1 percent between 2016 and 2017, and the prediction is that it will decline an additional .7 percent in the remaining months of the year. The Millenial generation overall is broadly Millenial notably maintains a high level of comfort leans liberal and has had a tough go of things economically considering their emergence together with the recession of the late 2000s. through cultural factoids about the entering class of college freshmen. Marketing a private, liberal-arts college in upstate New York took a certain level of savvy and panache, and this list provided good fodder for just such an endeavor. At that time, I graduating in 2003, and what their truths were. showed things that only they would know: how to operate a Trapper-Keeper, how to breakdance, what Michael Jackson looked like originally, what a banana clip was for, and that Dirty Dancing was a really good movie. Fast forward to todays list for the class of includes Vladimir Putin always at the helm of the Kremlin, theyve never had to watch or listen to always been in the Olympics, their ice cubes have rarely come from trays, and iMacs have always been on desks everywhere. powerful, and when we consider the ages of this demographic rather than their birth years, some interesting elements emerge. This group ranges group that is now a voting block of its own, entering college, graduating college, entering the workforce, starting families and raising children. The oldest Millenials are now at an age where they may have kids who are approaching bar and bat mitzvah age. the positive power they hold over our Jewish communitys future. Consider*: generation in history. difference in the world. electorate. And apparently, many are passing on the beer. This summer, two major things happened in our community that have me thinking about generations. First, our inaugural batch of Federation Fellows completed a year of service and a nine-day experience in Israel. They came back completely connected to Israel and our work, and I believe the generation. Secondly, our Jewish Community swatch of the next generation, sometimes called the prediction: theyll try a variety of ways to connect with Jewish community, but may not stick with one long-term. received trophies for everything. My prediction: theyll have a sense of identity much stronger than their parents. traditions like keeping kosher, synagogue attendance and Shabbat observance in much higher numbers than mom and dad. community. My prediction: They will take us into the future. of tomorrow will do more than impact the beer industry, I imagine. *These stats are from a compilation of surveys by Dan Schwabel. Liked it? Loathed it? Want to react? I would welcome your feedback and can be reached at the beer industry while creating tomorrows leaders


in Hebrew focus on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet while the last three lessons introduce vowels and teach students how to read words. The cost for the class is $65. For more information including registration, call (727) 344-4900 or visit Womens lunch and learn: On Thursday, Aug. 31 from noon to 1 p.m., women are invited to a Lunch and Learn session at the Chabad Jewish Center. There is no charge for the event including lunch. RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. Contact or call the center. Hebrew school registration: Registration is now open for the Chabad Hebrew School of the Arts, a Hebrew school that offers children the opportunity to explore Jewish culture, holidays and customs through different art mediums such as art journaling, clay creations, baking and tikkun olam projects. The Hebrew reading curriculum, Aleph Champ, is used. All Jewish children regardof 5-13 are welcome. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Chabad center membership is not a requirement. For an application, call Chaya Korf at (727) 344-4900, or email her at: Chaya@ More information is available at www.ChabadSP. com.Cong. Bnai Israel St. PetersburgReligious school event: Learn more about this years religious school programs and contribute to Congregation Bnai Israels Aug. 20 at 9:45 a.m. Meet families and teachers from the religious school and Gan Yom Rishon preschool playgroup while enjoying a brunch to start off a new year at the synagogue. For more information, contact Maureen Sechan, director of Lifelong Learning, at (727) 381-4900, ext. 1011 or email dll@ Youth Krav Maga: Learn tor Shahar Kovitz on Sundays beginning Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. Build learn to stay safe in any situation through the self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security services (Shin Bet and Mossad). Participants can build their Hebrew vocabulary through instruction in Hebrew and English. Classes are suitable for youth ages 5-17. Classes are $5 per student For more information or to sign up, contact Maureen Sechan at the temple. Southern fried Shabbat: Partake in a Southern Fried Shabbat dinner following Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. as the congregation celebrates the installation of its board of trustees, welcomes back congregants from summer travels, and greets new and prospective members. Dinner will include fried chicken, catered by Jo-Els, and all and free for children. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 21 to Pam Askin in Talmud class: Steve Wein continues his Talmud Made Easy class with the study of Berachot the Talmud. Class begins Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in the library. Explore the origins and reasons of our prayers and the genesis of the scheme of prayer we follow today. Novices and seasoned students alike are welcome to participate. For more information or to sign up, contact Pam Askin in the synaDisney-themed Shabbat: A Disney-themed Shabbat service will be held on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Dress as a Disney character and sing along as the Friday night service is set to favorite Disney melodies. Stay for a festive Frozen dessert oneg. Young families are invited to the synagogues $5 mac and cheese dinner prior to services at 5 p.m. RSVP for dinner by Wednesday, Sept. 6 to Maureen Sechan at the synagogue.Cong. Beth Sholom GulfportExploring relationships: A talk on Relationship Basics will be presented by Dr. Sara Fackleman, better known as Dr. Sara, on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. in the social hall. Fackleman therapist, certified clinical sexologist, member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health and member of the Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. High Holiday preparation: As the congregation gets ready for the High Holidays, it invites the community to prepare by visiting the synagogue on Sunday, Aug. 20. Congregants will be on hand after the 3 p.m. talk by Dr. Fackleman to assist in High Holiday preparation. Adult bnai mitzvah class: Bar/bat mitzvah instruction for children and adults is offered for free on Saturdays after services and kiddish. For more information, call (727) 321-3380.Cong. Beth Shalom ClearwaterOpen house: The congregation will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m. for new and prospective members. It is also opening day of religious school and a pancake breakfast, sponsored by the CBS Mens Club, will be offered. USY, Kadima, Sisterhood, Mens Club and committees of the congregation will welcome attendees and talk about the many projects and activities planned for the year ahead. Camp-style service: The congregation will have a campstyle Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Interfaith prayer: The congregation will participate in an interfaith prayer for peace event at PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Congregations Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking PINELLAS COUNTYReformTemple AHAVAT SHALOM 1575 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor, 34683 Temple BETH CHAI DAVID Temple BETH-EL Congregation BNAI EMMUNAH Temple BNAI ISRAEL ConservativeCongregation BETH SHALOM Congregation BETH SHOLOM Congregation BNAI ISRAEL OrthodoxCHABAD of CLEARWATER CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GREATER ST P ETERSBURG CHABAD of PINELLAS COUNTY PASCO COUNTY ConservativeBETH TEFILLAH/JCC OF WEST PASCO OrthodoxCHABAD OF WEST P ASCO HERNANDO COUNTY Reform Temple BETH DAVID Religious Directory Shabbat Candle Lighting Times One of the great historical events being celebrated this year is the victory of the Six Day War. While I was born well after the war, the victory of the Six Day War, can forget the immortal words hakotel beyadeynu the Kotel is in our hands or the blowing of the shofar at the Western Wall. There is something else that began on that eve of the Six Day War, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, historic undertaking that took Jewish observance to the streets. Since then, the campaign has reached millions of Jews all over the world from all walks of life and at all levels of observance. daism, offering millions of Jews the opportunity to transform their Jewtial within every individual and the profound value of every mitzvah. The word mitzvah means connection, and through a mitzvah we have is a mitzvah to awaken the divine spark within. No matter where we are in life or what our level of observance is, when a mitzvah comes our way we need to grab it with both hands. Even a single good deed can connect us with G-d in the deepest most profound way, regardless of what we have done before and what we will do after. Never underestimate the potential of each individual and the power of a solitary mitzvah. Besides, one good deed leads to the next and from individual to individual until our world is transformed into a G-dly place. As the saying goes a little light dispels a lot of darkness. Lets go about illuminating this world, one mitzvah at a time. The Rabbinically Speaking column is provided as a public service by the Jewish Press. Columns are assigned on a rotating basis by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis. The views expressed in this guest column are those of the rabbi and do not necessarily of the Jewish Press or the Board of Rabbis.By RABBI PINCHAS A DLER Chabad of Pinellas County Connecting to G-ds lightTemple Beth-El St. Petersburg Temple Beth-El is hosting a Shabbat service at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N., to welcome its members back before the New Year. Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to stay after services to with fellow members. Food and drink is welcome. LChaim luncheon: This luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 7 at noon in the library will feature a talk by Richard Dameshek, who will discuss his book The Gang of Five The Impact of Five German Refugee Rabbinic Students on Twentieth-Century Reform Judaism. Bring a lunch or let the temple order you a sandwich ($15 per person). RSVP by Sept. 5 to (727) 347-6136. Morning Shabbat for kids: On Friday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. the temple invites family members and special friends of Early Childhood Center children to come to the centers morning Shabbat service. Trip to Israel: The temple is planning a trip to Israel from Oct. 22 through Nov. 1. Anyone interested in going should visit tinyurl. com/arzaworld-tbe-engage or call (800) 811-2812. Chabad Center of St. PetersburgHebrew reading course: A new, cutting-edge Hebrew reading crash course will be taught over Rabbi Alter Korf at the Chabad center on Mondays at Aug. 21 and the remaining classes will be held on the next four Mondays, excluding Labor Day, Sept.


JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 5 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Congregations First Methodist Church, 411 Turner St., Clearwater on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Talmud classes: On Mondays, explore ancient legal tradi tion with Dr. Priscilla Nathanson The class, open to all levels of knowledge, is held after minyan from 10 11:15 a.m. Nathanson also leads a Talmud study on most Wednesdays, at 7 p.m. Contact the classes will be held.Temple Bnai Israel ClearwaterReligious School opening day: On Sunday, Aug. 20, religious school opens at 9 a.m., with preschool kids starting at 10 a.m. Also at 10 a.m. there will be a Dads and Doughnuts event and a fashion show of CAbi clothing for the moms. The fashion show will be repeated at noon. High Holidays 101: Take in a series of talks about the High Holidays on Sundays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.   Rabbi Dani el Treiser will present this informative workshop for all ages.   Get High Holiday questions answered, learn about customs, make and taste High Holiday inspired recipes and more. 531-5829. Progressive dinner: Spend time with friends and make new ones on at a progressive dinner on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m., organized by a new Chai Five     be served in different homes, culminating in dessert and after dinner drinks at the temple. This is open to singles and couples of all ages and free babysitting is available at the temple.   For reservations, call the temple or email Polly Kraus at Friday Night Live: Take in blessings during Simcha Shabbat services on Friday,   Sept. 8 at 6 p.m., or come early for a nosh at 5 p.m. Talent search: The congregation is looking for singers in all sections to join Kol Rina, the temples adult choir, led by Cantorial Soloist Laura Berkson.   Practices are Thursdays from 7:30 9 p.m. For more information, contact Berkson at laurab@tbiclearwater. org. Preschoolers playdate: There will be a playtime for preschoolers and parents on Sundays, Aug. 20   and Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.   This is an opportunity for families with young children to meet each other and engage in activities to play, learn and grow together.   Classes meet once a month for 10 months. Non-members are   schedule and pricing information.   Senior get together: On Thursdays   at 1 p.m., join other seniors and play mah jongg, Mexican train dominoes or bridge at the temple. Coffee and cake will be served. Save the date: Tickets are already selling fast for An Evening with Erin Brockovich on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., hosted by the Women of Temple Bnai Israel. Brockovich is a consumer advocate whose dogged determination was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated Erin Brockovich. She was Roberts, who won Best Actress for the role. Brockovich will inspire her audience to stop feeling like spectators and start empowering change in their own back yards.   Tickets are $40 and available by going to and searching under Erin Brockovich.Chabad of ClearwaterTorah and tea: Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov leads a Torah and Tea exclusively for women on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. There is no charge to attend. RSVP to or (727) 265-2770.Chabad of Pinellas County Palm HarborAfter-school program: Chabad   of Pinellas County is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Grow Jewish Enrichment afterschool program   for children 5-12, with the option of bar and bat mitzvah instruction available. The afterschool program takes place on Tuesdays from 4:30 6:15 p.m. The program integrates Jewish heritage with STEM and the culinary arts. To sign up, call Mushky Adler at (727) 789 or email For more information go to   www.YIChabad. com/Grow Ethics class: Join in an ongoing class on Ethics of Our Fathers every Shabbat afternoon one hour before Sunset at Chabad of Pinellas County. The class is free and no reservation is necessary. Call the information.Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm HarborReligious school: The temples religious school will open on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m. with programs planned for students to strengthen their Jewish identities and spirituality. For more informa tion, call the religious school at (727) 785-8811, ext. 4. Theater outings: The temple is planning trips to the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa to see, Andrew Lloyd Webers Love Never Dies, on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.. with a special or chestra seat ticket price of $65, and to The Bodyguard on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. with a special orchestra seat ticket price of $58. RSVP and/or send checks to the temple, attention Anne-Marie Cummings, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683. Note on the check the shows you wish to attend and how many tickets you are purchasing. Mah jongg and more: The temple Sisterhood will hold a Mah jongg, Mimosas & More event on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the social hall. The advance cost is $25 for temple members and $30 for non-members. The cost is $36 at the door. Send checks to TAS Sisterhood, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683, or email Plan for Israel trip: A meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss plans for a trip to Israel from June 9-23, 2018, led by Rabbi Gary Klein. Those planning to attend the meeting should call the temple be provided.Chabad Center of West Pasco TrinityTorah and tea: A monthly class for women is held on the last Tuesday of the month at Chabad of West Pasco. RSVP to Dina@ or call the Chabad center for more information.Cong. Bnai Emmunah Tarpon SpringsFirst Fridays: The congregation will hold a potluck dinner on 6:15 p.m. at various locations. Call the temple for more information. Meal and a movie: There will be a movie and meal for congregants on the second Saturday of each month, with the next one on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at a location to be determined. Call the temple for updated information. The cost is $4. Third Fridays: The congregation has begun holding Third Friday events each month, where congregants can meet for dinner and to socialize. The next Third Friday will be on Sept. 15 at 5:45 p.m. at a local Tarpon Springs restaurant. Call the temple for the location. JCC of West Pasco Port RicheyAdult education:   A class to study Pirkei A vot (Ethics of our Ancestors) and its relevance to Jewish life in the 21st century will be offered on Sundays from 10 11 a.m. The class is free, but donations are welcome. Adult Hebrew: A class is offered on Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon to enable adults to participate in Hebrew prayer. This is for those with limited or no background in Hebrew language.   The class is free.Temple Beth David Spring HillOpen house: The temple will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as folks gather for fun and to learn about the activities and events planned for the temple family and its religious school students. Dur ing the open house, attendees can tour the synagogues facility, meet the rabbi and many of the temple members. Various committees will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the congregations numerous programs. A barbecue meal and refreshments will be served. For more information call (352) 686-7034. Recent grant-making activity by Pinellas-based fundsrfntb f rfnftb For Peace of MindAnti-Terror Portfolio managed by Goldman Sachs.For PhilanthropistsEndowments. Donor-Advised Funds.For Non-ProfitsEndowments. Managed Funds.For Professional AdvisorsSupport services for your clients charitable goals. frffftffrntbftrfftffftrfntrffffrffbrtbrfntttfbb fntrfftfff ffft fntrfff frtbrffff fffffrffftbt rtbrfftrtbrftbbnrtbrffftfbrtb rfffntrfft frftb frtbttfb rbntrf


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Temple Ahavat Shalom is our second home.Wendy & Larry Roos The Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties are inviting young adults from the Tampa Bay area to participate in the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI), an 11-session, leadership development program. Now in its 13th year, JLTI is designed to inspire young professionals to get involved and take on leadership roles in the Tampa Bay Jewish community. Throughout the years, graduates have held leadership positions on boards and committees of local Jewish organizations and agencies on both sides of the bay. Special highlights of JLTI include an exclusive tour of One Buc Place with philanthropist Bryan Glazer, co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in November and guest admission to the Tampa Jewish Federations Annual Presidents Dinner next February. The group will also connect to Israel as the Start-Up Nation by visiting the new Florida-Israel Business Accelerator in Tampa to learn about its efforts to help Israeli entrepreneurs expand into the U.S. market. The series of interactive classes will begin with an orientation on Monday, Oct. 23 and will run through Sunday, Feb. 25, with a graduation date to be determined. All classes start at 6:45 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Meetings locations will be announced. The cost to participate in JLTI is $99, which includes course materials and dinner during each session. Space is limited to 25 people. Other class dates are: Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec.11, Jan. 8; Jan. 22; Feb. 5 and Feb. 20. To apply for JLTI, visit or Deadline by email about the status of their applications by Oct. 11. For more information about JLTI, contact Lisa Robbins at the Tampa Jewish Federation at (813) 769.4723 or email, or call the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties at (727) 530-3223 or email round of training for future young leaders begins this fallYoung professionals from the Jewish Federations of Tampa, Pinellas & Pasco Counties, Orlando and Sarasota will come together on Sunday, Sept. 17 to tailgate and enjoy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season home opener against the Chicago Bears. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., young professionals are invited to bring their own food and beverage and mix, mingle and tailgate together in a designated location in Lot 14 (exact location TBD). Kickoff at 1 p.m. Tickets are available to young professionals (ages 20 through 40s) for a discounted price of $45 (regularly $105). To purchase tickets, visit The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Aug. 25 or until tickets run out. Tickets will be located in section 243 of the stadium. Tickets are limited to two per person and are non-refundable. After Sept. 25, reserved tickets in this section will be released to the general public for sale. Discounted tickets and tailgating space are provided by Bryan Glazer and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization. The event is hosted by the Tampa Jewish Federation in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, Orlando and Sarasota. For more information, contact Lisa Robbins, director of young adult engagement for the Tampa Jewish Federation, at (813) 7694723 or email lisa.robbins@jewishtampa. com.Kick off Bucs season with tailgate at stadiumThe Bryan Glazer Family JCC is continuing its Culture Caf series with its take on jazz appreciation, served with a side of wine, beer and cheese. The four-part multi-media program, A Beginners Guide to Loving Jazz, explores the sometimes mystifying and intimidating music known as jazz. It follows the music through the lens of Miles Daviss career as seen from a fans perspective. Former journalist and Tampa author Scott Wachtler will moderate the program. Wachtler has been a fan of jazz for more than 30 years. He chose to use Miles Daviss career as the focus of the program because Davis was at the forefront of so many modern jazz styles. Davis had his hand in almost every form of jazz and he played with so many great musicians. His career really serves as a great way to get to know what jazz is all about, said Wachtler. Jazz is sometimes seen as something that needs to be understood on an academic or technical level. I think this Culture Caf follows up with A Beginners Guide to Loving Jazz Miles Davis will be the focus of the four-part program.program will get people to love it on an emotional level. The program kicked off at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC on Aug. 15 and continues through November. Each months program is open to members and non-members. Craft beer and cheese will be served. Each month a new local brewery, including Coppertail Brewing Company, 81 Bay Brewing and Rock Brothers Brewing Co., will be featured thanks to each breweries in-kind donations. The program runs on Tuesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. Each session will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost for members is $10 per session, non-members $15 per session. For more information contact Pnina Levermore at pnina.levermore@ Students attending Tampas Hillel Academy have scored in the top 10 percent nationally in reasoning and mathematics in a test taken last May. The students in grades 3-8 also did well above average in four other areas as measured by the standardized tests of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Compared to students in other private schools taking this test worldwide, Hillel students scored: st percentile th percentile th percentile th percentile th percentile th percentile Applications are still being accepted for the 2017-18 school year at Hillel Academy, which begins Aug. 16. Hillel Academy is Tampas only accredited Jewish day school, providing studies in academics, technology and Jewish life. Financial aid and transportation options are available. Hillel Academy is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council, and is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools. More information about Hillel Academy is available by calling Cosmo Kunzelmann, the new director of admissions at (813) 9632242 or emailing Academy student test scores in top tiers


PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine With a Modern Flair! 727.498.8627 MEZE119.COM 119 2nd Street North, St. PeteInvite us to your simcha, well bring the food! Our catering services can be customized to suit all of your needs.SUNDAY THURSDAY: 11 AM 9 PM FRIDAY SATURDAY: 11 AM 10 PMHeartfelt thanks from the Hershkowitz Family, for all of your ongoing support Serving Tampa Bays Best Kosher-Style Dairy Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine. ST. PETE REALTY My customers are my TOP Priority. Their REFERRALS are my Business! You need AnitaTop 1% of Realtors Nationwide for 29 Years727.433.3580Anita KleinfeldSelling Residential & Commercial Property By BEN SALES JTA news serviceUgandas 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water. But this year, the situation for Ugandas Jewish community, called the Abayudaya, has worsened. Twenty million people across Africa and the Middle East are now at risk of illness and death due to a famine that is centered in Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan. Caused by a mix of factors, including civil wars, underdeveloped infrastructure and a drought, the famine is the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N., Stephen OBrien, the emergency relief coordinator for the United Nations, said in March. People look dehydrated and starving, Gershom Sizomu, the communitys rabbi, told JTA. People got sick and weak, and there are people who died because of complications because of the food shortage. People were already sick, so without food they become weaker and weaker. Sizomu said the Abayudaya, who rely on their own crops to survive, have been hit hard by the drought. While conditions are easing now because the harvest season has arrived for maize and beans, many families are subsisting on one meal a day, he said. Two community members who already were sick have died of malnutrition. Fleeing the area is useless, Sizomu added food shortages are plaguing the cities, too. The community, whose members converted to Judaism under Conservative auspices about 15 years ago, stays in regular touch with Jewish communities in the United States and Israel. But only one American synagogue has provided famine relief to the Abayudaya. Beth El, a Conservative congregation in Pittsburgh, had hosted Sizomu for a weekend of Torah study last year, where he mentioned the risk of impending famine. So when 60 congregation members convened last month for the synagogues annual meeting, congregation president Cliff Spungen passed around an envelope In the following weeks, Spungen sent email appeals to the synagogues members, as well as to Temple Emanuel, a nearby Reform synagogue. In total, the in rural Uganda, where a family in Nabugoye, the AbaWe hope it helps, Spungen said. Its been really eye-opening and meaningful that people have been generous. When it comes to the Jewish community fundraising for famine relief in East Africa this year, Beth Els campaign is a rare success story. Take the Jewish Coalition for East Africa Relief, 24 Jewish groups convened by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. More than two months after the coalition was created, The trickle of dollars is not enough to even begin planning for allocations, said Will Recant, the coalitions chair. Instead, the coalition is now investing in raising awareness of the crisis through education and advocacy, sending pamphlets and U.N. fact sheets to congregations and Jewish communities. The coalitions goal is broader than the synagogue Ugandas Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africas faminecampaign. The synagogues were able to make an impact because their donations targeted one small contribution to the overall aid effort in East Africa. because the famine is a gradual crisis that hasnt garnered much international attention. Following a for example, a similar coalition of Jewish groups months after the tragedy. contributions. Africa relief. crises that take place over long periods of time, were ground, said Sam Wolthuis, the groups director of disaster response and international operations. Once the coalition raises enough money, Recant said it hopes to help the Abayudaya with long-term water supply issues. Bechol Lashon, a group that advocates for Jews of color, is also helping the Abayudaya with infrastructure planning. This part of East Africa last experienced a severe famine in 2011. That year, a coalition of Jewish groups Sizomu told JTA that the Abayudaya shared the money they received from Pittsburgh with surrounding communities also suffering from shortages. And if the coming harvest improves conditions, Sizomu said he hopes to refocus the communitys attention on setting up water storage and irrigation systems so farmers can weather the next drought. But he acknowledged that developing the necessary infrastructure will be costly. And in the meantime, people are still starving. People are depressed, and you can see it on their faces, Sizomu said. Parents are depressed because they have many things to take care of. Theres a constant need for food. Photo by Ben SalesThe central synagogue of the Abayudaya Jewish community in rural Uganda.Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesGershom Sizomu, religious leader of the Abayudaya, in 2003.(JTA) CNN severed ties with prominent Donald Trump defender Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan administration staffer, after he tweeted the words Sieg sible, a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. On Aug. 10, Lord wrote a column for The American Spectator, calling Angelo Carusones group, Media Matters for America, which had been promoting an the Media Matters Fascists. The article was titled Lord shared the column with Carusone on Twitter. Your headline has a mistake in it, Carusone responded. Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you dont take yourself seriously. Responding to a storm of criticism, Lord defended his tweet by saying he was mocking a fascist.CNN res Lord for Sieg Heil! tweet


JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 9 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 LET US BRING YOUR DREAM EVENT TO LIFE!SUNDAY, AUGUST 27THNOON 4:00PMTHE STRAZ CENTER DOWNTOWN TAMPA NUOVO BRIDE PRESENTSMITZVAHS+ EVENTSREGISTER TODAY! WWW.NUOVOBRIDE.COM USE PROMO CODE:JPRESSFOR HALF OFF ADMISSION! NUOVO BRIDE PRESENTS MITZVAHS + EVENTS 255 59th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 Caregiving for a loved one is hard... We are here to help! The Irv Weissman Adult Day Centerat The Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center is a comprehensive program providing respite for caregivers and support for seniors living in their own homes. (Within radius--call for details) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Call (727) 302-3900 to register for By BEN SALES JTA news serviceNEW YORK The story of Americas oldest synagogue, as told by retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, is the story of American Jewish history. Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, Souter wrote, was built in the 1700s by Sephardic merchants whose community then declined. In the late 1800s, Eastern European Jews arrived in the area, occupied the building and have used it to this day. Since then, heirs of the older Sephardic community have tried to maintain a foothold in the historic synagogue that they consider theirs. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Souter awarded a victory to the Sephardim. Writing an appeals court ruling on a lawsuit over who owns Touro Synagogue, Souter who has regularly sat on the court following his 2009 retirement wrote that the building and its centuries-old ritual objects all belong to Congregation Shearith Israel, a historic Sephardic congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The decision reversed an earlier district court decision that gave ownership of the building and the multimillion-dollar artifacts to the group that worships there: the Ashkenazi Congregation Jeshuat Israel. Its an odd and oddly enduring dispute being played out in an American courtroom. Souters ruling is a primer on nearly 400 years of American Jewish history, and a dispute that touches on historical tensions between Sephardic Jews with roots in Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the Middle East, and Ashkenazi Jews with roots in Eastern Europe. Touro, built in 1763, has loomed large in American Jewish history. Along with its the country, it also received George Washingtons 1790 letter guaranteeing that the United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. Shearith Israel, hundreds of miles away, has held title to Touro since the early 1800s, when the shrinking Newport community Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, R.I., is the oldest synagogue still in existence in the United States. John Nordell/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesWho owns Americas oldest synagogue? Its a 350-year-old argumentBecause the bulbs are meant to rest upon a Torah scroll, Shearith Israel asserted, selling them to a secular institution constitutes an unacceptable decline in holiness. The district court had ruled in Jeshuat Israels favor on the grounds that it occupies the building and that Shearith Israel had failed in its trustee obligations. But Souter reversed the ruling, partially based on the 1903 contract, writing that Shearith Israel is fee owner of the Touro Synagogue ciated land. Now, says Gary Naftalis, Jeshuat Israels lawyer, the congregation is reviewing our legal options going forward. Jeshuat Israel could ask the appeals courts full panel of judges to review the ruling, and may petition to have the case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Late last week, Jeshuat asked for a rehearing. Shearith Israel President Louis Solomon said in a statement that the congregation is result, has been restored to the position it has held for centuries. The statement added that the congregation hopes to move forward from the court ruling, which enables two great Jewish congregations to regain the harmony that asked the New York City shul to steward the building and its ritual objects. also known as the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue has a sense of its history as well. Founded in 1654, it bills itself as Americas First Jewish Congregation. time members still wear top hats, and it still worships in the distinctive Sephardic style passed down from its founders, complete with a cantor in robes and choir. Some Shearith Israel members are descended from the original families that started the congregation four centuries ago. Jeshuat Israel, founded in 1881 as Ashfrom Eastern Europe, has worshipped at Touro for more than a century. For a time, according to Souters ruling, its members occupied the synagogue illegally, praying there even as Shearith Israel sought to keep it closed. Only in 1903, following a court battle, did the two groups sign a contract establishing Shearith Israel as the owner and giving Jeshuat Israel a lease on the building. According to the terms of the contract, Jeshuat Israel must pray in the Sephardic style its own identity be damned. Seeking to form an endowment, Jeshuat Israel arranged in 2011 to sell a pair of handcrafted, 18th-century silver bulbs, which are used to adorn Torah scrolls, to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where they were on loan. But Shearith Israel objected to the $7 million sale, both because Shearith Israel said it owned the ornaments and claimed the sale violated Jewish law. Jeshuat Israel then sued Shearith Israel, and Shearith Israel countersued both of them seeking legal ownership of the bulbs. Rabbi Shalom Adler, founding director of Chabad of Pinellas County and rabbi for Young Israel/Chabad, has resigned, citing health issues. In an email to friends, the rabbi said it has delivered in his almost 30 years here. Rabbi Adler was brought to Pinellas County in 1988 to start Young Israel/Chabad. It has grown to include a shul in Palm Harbor, preschool, camp, Hebrew School and mikvah. Rabbi Adler also oversaw the establishment of three other Chabad centers in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and West Pasco County. Fortunately, I am leaving the congrePinchas, who has been working with me side-by-side for the last three years will be assuming my position and responsibilities, Rabbi Adler wrote. During these last few years he has been undertaking more and more of the educational and administrative roles, and he has done so with great success. Chanie Adler, Rabbi Adlers wife of 34 years, will continue as preschool director and a younger son, Menachem Mendel, will be assisting as will Rabbi Pinchas Adlers wife, Mushky. I ask of you to please continue to support the shul and its holy work, Rabbi Adler stated. Thankfully we are in a stable involvement and participation, Chabad of Pinellas County will continue to grow from strength to strength. In his own email to supporters, Rabbi Pinchas Adler acknowledged the sadness over his fathers departure, but said he and the other family members are fully committed to the future of the community and are dedicated heart and soul to ensure that all our programs continue. To that end, Rabbi Pinchas Adler said he is developing a comprehensive plan for the future, which he plans to unveil soon.Rabbi Shalom Adler resigns; passes mantle to his son, Pinchas


PAGE 10 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY AUGUST 11 24, 2017 CONGRESSIONALHow Members of Congress Experience Israel AIPAC & Congregation Beth S halominvite you toTuesday, August 22, 00 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom 1325 For security purposes, RSVP is required by August will be served. Dietary laws observed. For more information contact Jake Shapiro at This event is off the record and closed to the press.Featuring Rep. Charlie CristJOURNAL ARTHUR WERNICK, PharmD.Medication Therapy (JTA) Jewish organizations sparred over the views of H.R. McMaster, the national security advisor, with the Zionist Organization of America attacking him as anti-Israel and the American Jewish Committee defending him. ZOA, one of the few Jewish organizations to consistently defend President Donald Trump, issued a report on Thursday, Aug. 10, sharply critical of McMaster. In the report, ZOA claims that McMaster is undermining Trumps Middle East agenda and the relationthe Iran nuclear deal, including Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the hawkish former senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council. It also asserts that McMaster hired people ZOA claims have negative views on Israel, naming Kris Bauman, who will serve as point man on the Israelinational security advisor. The report calls on Trump to remove General McMaster from his current position and reassign him to another position where he can do no further harm on these critical national security issues. Dan Shapiro, who served as ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama, and the American Jewish Committee criticized the ZOA report. McMaster has animus toward Israel and opposes Trumps pro-Israel policies, Shapiro tweeted. Nonfound him to be deeply sympathetic, friendly, consistent with longstanding U.S. support for Israel. The centrist American Jewish Committee shared one of Shapiros tweets, adding: Agreed. We were honored to host Gen. McMaster at AJC Global Forum and chatted with him before. His admiration for Israel was crystal-clear. In an apparent bid to end the barrage of attacks from the right regarding McMaster, Trump put out a statement in his defense. General McMaster and I are working very well together. He is a good man and very pro-Israel. I am grateful for the work he continues to do serving our country, Trump said. Within the White House, McMaster is seen at odds with Trumps top strategist Steve Bannon, whom McMaster had removed from the NSCs principals committee. The ZOA in its statement on McMaster lamented his removal, calling Bannon a strong opponent of the Iran deal, and a staunch supporter of Israel. ter with Breitbart News, the right-wing website Bannon headed before joining the Trump campaign, according to a report on the site.Jewish groups spar over Trumps National Security Advisor McMasters Israel 2 Bay area teachers attend Israel education conferenceEducation directors from congregations in Clearwater and Tampa were among 75 participants from across North America to participate in an annual workshop on teaching about Israel. Sponsored by the Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI), the educator workshop was held in Atlanta in June. Local participants were Tami Wolf of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater and Judy Van Der Stelt of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa. The workshop focused on Israels history, politics and culture. CIE President and Emory University Professor Kenneth W. Stein told the educators, A common history connects us all, daism practiced. We need to know Israels story and that of its people because Israel is integral to Jewish identity in the 21st Century. Based on information gained at the conference, Rodeph Sholom and Beth Shalom plan to collaborate on an innovative Israel curriculum for high school students. For information contact Judy Van der Stelt at or Tami Wolf at CBSTami@ Judy Van Der Stelt of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa and Tami Wolf of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater enjoy lunch together at the Center for Israel Education conference in Atlanta in June. JERUSALEM (JTA) Em battled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently the subject of multiple corruption investigations, lashed out at the media at a rally attended by thousands of Likud Party supporters. Coalition chairman and Likud lawmaker David Bitan, organized the rally because, he said, Netanyahu is being persecuted by the media and the opposition. In his speech, Netanyahu slammed the fake news media, and called the corruption investigations an obsessive witch hunt against me and my family. They know that they cant beat us at the ballots, so they are trying to circumvent democracy and topple us in other ways, Netanyahu said. We know that the left and the media and we know that its the same thing ... are putting unrelenting pressure on the legal system in order for them to present an indictment without any proof. Netanyahu is currently the subject of two corruption investigaNetanyahu is accused of receiving and then taking action on their behalf. In the second, called Case 2000, he is accused of striking a deal with a newspaper publisher in order to receive favorable coverage at the Israel Hayom owned by the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Two other corruption scandals target close associates of Netanyahu and both his wife and older son also are targets of investigations.Netanyahu decries fake news, calls investigations witch hunt


JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 11 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 rf ntbbtOur large enrollment presents an opportunity to make a wealth of friends. Non-member families may enroll their children (Pre-K through Grade 5) for 1 year. A special fee applies. For information about Fall Class Registration, Donna Wood, our Religious School Director, can be reached at (813) 876-2377, Ext. 210 The Religious School Experience at Congregation Schaarai Zedek offers: Hebrew & Jewish studies Grade 5) for 1 year. A special fee applies. For information about Fall Class Registration, Donna Wood, our Religious School Director, can be reached at (813) 876-2377, Ext. 210 f handful of journalists and folks who were there not so much to counter-protest but to deliver an alternative message. Zelic Jones from Richmond bore a poster with a saying by Martin Luther King hope. I climbed the hillock to see if anyone would be willing to talk; on the way, the marchers had studiously ignored reporters, but I thought, at rest, they might be more amenable. It was not to be. One man, wearing black slacks, a white shirt, sunglasses and black baseball cap, shadowed me. He moved to stand between me and anyone I had hoped to interview. I looked him directly in the eye. Hows it going, Shlomo? he said. My name is Ron, I said. I You look like a Shlomo. You want to talk? I offered. I dont talk to the press, he said. They just lie. He scampered away. The exchange was jarring in how personal it was. Ive been hated, directly, for many things (try being a journalist, anywhere), but it had been a while Id have to cast back to early childhood since Id faced visceral hatred just for, well, looking Jewish. A year ago, I had been at a hotel in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of the alt-right, convened by one of its lead theorists, Richard Spencer, who was also in attendance in Charlottesville. That news conference an expression of white supremacy argued in plummy tones that disguised its hateful content was at a remove from the hatred stalking Charlottesvilles streets. Spencer was polite and helpful after the fact. His ideas are toxic, but in the airless corridors of a Washington hotel, they seemed denuded of malice; they seem to be the imaginings of an intemperate toddler. Here in Charlottesville, the hatred was present and real. Among the 500 white supremacists were men and women bearing signs like Goyim know! (Know what?) and Jews are satans children. There were Nazi t-shirts and slacks and army boots and helmets, jogging along with plastic shields. There were the men who sang of blood and soil as they marched to the Emancipation Park event. And when the white supremacists got their act together and gathered in McIntire Park, they shouted Jew every time the name of Charlottevilles Jewish mayor, Michael Signer, was mentioned. And of course, the hostility was Jews were not even preeminent; CHARLOTTESVILLEblacks were. The focus on Jews was anomaabout the Confederacy and Southern heritage, and defenders of the Southern Cause are not always Jews. An hours drive away, in Richmonds Hollywood Cemetery, a Confederate monument, theres a carefully tended Jewish section. And yet here it was, the chants of Jews will not replace us (as?). I had two more personal encounters. At Dogwood Vietnam sunhat started following me and explaining to me the lie of the Holocaust, the evil of the Jews, the value of DNA in determining purity. I retreated as he ran after me, screaming, My mother says Im a Jew! My MOTHER! Does that mean Im entitled to something? (I resisted replying, Your mothers love.) cipation Park, a group of youths surrounded and shouted at me, Take that wall in Israel down! An open border for everyone! a reference to a popular theory on the far right that Jews are engineering open borders to bring the United States to ruination while keeping Israel pure. They moved on. Anomalies like these tend to bemuse, at least me. What the racists believe to be hurtful jibes come across more as non sequiturs, as mouthings of the deluded or the possessed. Why Shlomo of all names? What was that about DNA? A wall in Israel? And then, the car rammed the crowd, and there was a fatality, and some 35 injured, including pick out the absurd and use that as a way of keeping an emotional distance from the hate speech. I retreated to a cafe that was open only to clergy and press, dispensing free water and beer. I TV CNN said President Donald Trump was to speak. The cafe fell silent; there was, it seems, even among this crowd of liberal clergy, a thirst for a message of unity. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence, Trump said, on many sides. At on many sides the room erupted into shouts of anger. On cue, Trump repeated, On many sides. There was only one side visibly and overwhelmingly gripped by hate in Charlottesville. As the day wore on, the White House refused to retreat from Trumps many-sides-ism, and Trumps tweets didnt add clarity. Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad! was his last tweet of the day. Your 24/7 Source For:Jewish Community News National & International News Advertising Information


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Belcher Road Clearwater, Fl 33765 Michael, Mandi, David, Pati and Steven Gross P.S. As always, Im looking forward to hearing about all your family simchas. Photos are welcome, too. Send information to: Sincerely Yours, P.O. Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758, or e-mail Obituaries 12905 Wild Acres Rd. Largo, FL 33773 The Jewish Burial Society of Pinellas County Inc. dba Chapel Hill Memorial Park is a 501 (c) (3) non-prot corporation licensed by the State of FloridaMenorah Gardens is opening a new section on August 20th. Through the 6 years of operations, were responding to the Communitys desire to have upright headstones.PLEASE SHARE THIS MILESTONE WITH US AND LEARN ABOUT JEWISH TRADITION Serving the Pinellas County Jewish Community since 1968 The Community is invited to theMenorah IV Dedication Rabbis Jacob Luski and David Weizman Refreshments HAROLD L. GOLDBERG, 89, of Gulfport died Aug. 8. He was born in West Palm Beach and attended St. Petersburg High School where he played football and won an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida. There he played for the Gators while earning his degree in engineering. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study meteorology. While at UF he married his wife, Charlotte, and after living in Gainesville and Boston, they spent two years living in Japan while he served in the United States Air Force. After moving back to Florida they settled in St. Petersburg where he spent most of his career working as a reliability engineer at ECI, which is now known as Raytheon, until retiring. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, including six trips to Israel, one involving a month-long program volunteering in the Israeli Army. He was an Israel in St. Petersburg for over 50 years, serving on the board, in the Mitzinclude his wife of 67 years, Charlotte; son Dr. Lawrence Goldberg (Jessica Wittcoff); daughters Susan (Dr. Brian) Kagan, and Lyn (Ron) Jacobs; brotherin-law Leonard Soman; sister-in-law Hannah Shrand; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to burg. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) 79 of Largo, died Aug. 2. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel) 94, of St. Petersburg, died July 11. He was originally from Poland. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) BERG, 84, of and water, died July 29. Born in Boston, he grew up in Roxbury and Brighton, MA. He was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Boston University and Tufts Medical School. He served his internship and residency (OBGYN) at the University of Illinois. He was past president of the medical staff at Monmouth Medical Center, where he was also Director of the Department of OBGYN, recipient of the Golden Merit award for 50 years of service as a practicing doctor, and a former board member of Planned Parenthood of Central NJ. He served on the board of directors of Monmouth Capital Corporation, Monmouth Real Estate investment Corporation and UMH Properties, Inc. Survivors include his wife of almost 58 years, Judith; two daughters, Jill Adler, Marblehead, MA, and Ava Lawrence, Palm Harbor; brother Stanley Rothenberg, Waterford, ME; and two grandChapels) course meal for guests at the esteemed James Beard House in New York City for Community Outreach award Care Association at its annual conand services that demonstrate the services at lower levels than other (L-R) Karen Davis-Pritchett, director of professional relations and community outreach; Kelly Seigel, community outreach specialist; Maria Pepe, community outreach specialist; Paul Ledford, president and CEO of Florida Hospice and Pallative Care Association, and LaShante Keys, community outreach specialistSuncoast Hospice awarded for outreach to diverse populations advisory councils to increase their locaust survivor from Haifa who World Records as the oldest man In addition to his son and daughhim as the worlds oldest living man in When asked at the time what his Worlds oldest man who celebrated bar mitzvah at 113 dies Yisrael Kristal


Kaufman, the Federations director of arts, culture, and education. Dates for the school holiday camps are Oct. 16, Nov. 18-20, Dec. 26-29, Jan. 2-5, Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Feb.19, March 12 and March 26-30. The Taste of Camp for the 2018 summer session is scheduled May 29-June 1 with camp from June 4 Aug. 3. Registration for all dates will open soon; interested families should visit or call the Federation at (727) 530-3223.PAGE 14 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Sixty kids between the ages of 6 and 14 enjoyed their summer as Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Countys Jewish Community Camp. We set out to do one thing this summer: to create an amazing community, said Federation executive director, Emilie Socash. We did this and so much more. The success of the summer camp has prompted the Federation to start planning for the future, including school vacation camps and summer 2018. Housed at the former preschool on the campus of Clearwaters Temple Bnai Israel, this years camp offered three sessions spanning nine weeks of the summer. and a Shabbat experience as well as near-daily swim time, art, science, outdoor adventures, Jewish culture, and once a session undernights or late night parties for the campers. Social action was an important aspect of the camper experience. Projects ranged from making encouragement care packages for ations to singing with residents at Menorah Manor to creating native beautify the world. An additional highlight was the direct connection to Israel through people-to-people experiences and programming. During the summer, the camp welcomed a group of four Israeli teens and their leader for two weeks as part of a partner exchange program with Pinellas sister region, Hadera-Eiron. Two additional young women from Israel joined the camp for one session as junior counselors. Also, campers enjoyed cheering on Team Israel at the World Championships for junior womens fastpitch softball in July. And in the to a visit from the Israeli Friendship Caravan, and shared the experience with Sabra (native in Hebrew, the oldest camp group) from Tampas Camp JCC. Jewish Community Camp wraps up rst summer; plans for school vacation days, summer of 2018 Idan Milol practicing his archery skills (L-R) Counselors Noa Hechtman and Emily Mason play in the pool with camper Julianne Lurie at Highlands Recreation Center. (L-R) Counselors Noa Hechtman and Emily Mason play in the pool with camper Julianne Lurie at the city of Largos Highland Recreation Center Campers went swimming at the pool nearly every day. This experience has built the beginnings of a family community, and were happy that we can be a part of providing families in our refor their children. To that end, well be offering school holiday camp and weve already put dates in place for summer, 2018 said Maxine Maxine Kaufman, Federation director of arts, culture and education, (fourth from left) with Israeli visitors to camp four teenage shlichim (ambassadors) and their madricha (leader). Zane Wible shows his love of Israel. Avery Lurie running the water relay for the Purple Team during Color War Session 3.The Junior Womens World Championship of Softball was held in Clearwater July 24-30, and Israels team played to much fanfare from the local community. The team was comprised of 16 women, ranging in ages from 14 to 19, plus their two managers. Also participating in the tournament was an umpire from Israel. The team played a total of six rounds, including matches against Japan, Bahamas, and Peru. Unfortunately the team did not nament. Still, the spirits were high among those cheering the Israelis on. Three dozen campers and a dozen staffers from the Jewish chanting encouraging cheers and waving The team visited with the children and stopped to take a photo and sign autographs for the fans.Members of the Israeli Junior Womens Softball team, in town for the World Championship tournament, pose with fans from the Jewish Community Camp following a game at the Eddie C. Moore complex in Clearwater.Local community cheers on Israeli womens softball team at tourney in Clearwater JERUSALEM (JTA) Talk show host an episode of his Conan Without Borders series on TBS in Israel. OBrien made the announcement in a tweet in which he linked to a news story about President Donald Trump sending his senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Israel to help broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. Breaking: Conan OBrien sends Conan OBrien to Israel to help Jared Kushner. Stay tuned, the tweet said. reported. The CEO of Keshet Media Group, Avi Nir, and Israels Consul General in Los Angeles, Sam Grundwerg, were involved in bringing Haaretz reported. Korea, Cuba, Mexico and Armenia.Conan OBrien to lm in Israel to help Jared Kushner


Two Tampa couples, one Jewish and one Catholic, and its work in interfaith education. Douglas and Maureen Cohn, along with Paul and Gail Whiting, agreed to establish the endowment as a pledging $25,000, to be donated over the course of The Cohns for whom the Tampa JCCs and Feder ation Community Campus is named are well-known for their giving locally, including their generous donations to Jewish causes and to arts and cultural institutions. They are members of Congregation Rodeph well, and belong to Christ the King Catholic Church. The couples have known each other for years. Their honoree, Linda Taggart, has been devoted to the causes of interfaith relations and understandroles, as an adjunct professor of religious studies at the university during multiple periods, as a trustee of the university from 2002 to 2008, and when needed, she stepped up and served as director of the Center for vorite areas of study is the Hebrew Bible, and she often quips to students and others that Jesus did not read the New Testament. Concurrent with these activities, she also has made presentations on interfaith relations at Catholic parishes throughout the Tampa Bay area.   been a true inspiration to me, as I see her as a teacher and scholar of all religions.   Lindas deep knowledge of both Judaism and Catholicism were the catalyst for the bond that formed between the two of us over the we were able to engage and share our mutual love of faith and humanity.   sion of the center, especially in its capacity to educate students. Their generous gift allows us to teach students the interfaith leadership skills so desperately needed in the local community, as well as shape future scholars of interreligious study and dialogue. earning investment income, the center director will be able to use proceeds for student research and study efforts. tual respect and understanding between Catholics and Jews, and all people of good will. To accomplish this, the center sponsors interreligious study experiences for students and provides the general public oppor tunities to attend special educational events and to engage in respectful dialogue, both on campus and Matthew Tapie, PhD, at JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 15 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 1701257DisneyOnIce.comOn Sale Now!SEPT 29 OCT 1AMALIE ARENA Mon. 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Two couples, Avihai and Liat Maman and Yosi and Becca Chefran, both with ties to Israel, opened The Koshery on Howard district. The couples teamed up Rabbi Uriel Rivkin and Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, who expressed their desire to see a kosher restaurant open up in Tampa and to provide the dietary supervision. But the owners were unable to tame the expenses of keeping the restaurant up to the kosher standards. the owners to keep buying meat from the kosher wholesaler in Miami, said Rabbi Rivkin. many hours, I was hoping it would think they showed us the potential this area had, there might be anyears. Along with the extra cost of the ther we had to work Friday and taurant. The owners said they are grateful to Rabbi Rivkin and Rabbi Dubrowski for providing the rabbinical supervision without being paid. efforts, they were very supportive and we appreciate everything theyve done for us, said Chefran. The owners also thanked the Jewish community for their support. each and every person who has dined at our restaurant and said such beautiful things about it, the decision that had to be made but we had to keep the restaurant open. Howard Ave., is now open daily support us and the Israeli-style of our food, our hope was and still is to sustain a restaurant that offers delicious Israeli food, wonderful service, and a great dining experience to the Tampa bay community, said Chefran.The Koshery restaurant drops kosher certication(L-R) Monsignor Frank M. Mouch, a former president of Saint Leo; Matthew Tapie, PhD, director of the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies; donor Douglas Cohn of Tampa; Saint Leo University President William J. Lennox Jr.; retired Saint Leo educator and honoree Linda S. Taggart; and donors Gail Whiting and Paul Whiting. Unavailable for photo: donor Maureen Cohn.Generosity and understanding propels interfaith donation


PAGE 16 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY AUGUST 11 24, 2017 3303 W. Swann Av Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 87 rrfnnrnntfnntfb rrfn r trr rf r rr r n fr rr bn rr n r nrnn nrFourteen year-old Moorea Linker of Odessa made her family and her nation proud as she took home two medals for Team USA at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel last month. Often referred to as the Jewish Olympics, the Maccabiah Games attracted 10,000 athletes from 80 nations to Israel. Moorea, the daughter of Brooke and Josh Linker, won a gold and silver medal in the junior womens gymnastics competition for 13-15 year-olds. She was one of only two competitors in either womens or mens gymnastics not from Israel to win a gold medal. Besides making it onto the medal stand, Moorea was honored by her teammates by being named team captain. The gymnastics competition was broken and individual all around competition. The event the day before. ror on balance beam essentially took Moorea out of the running for an individual all around medal. But despite her fall on balance beam, team win the silver medal. on the second day of competition. Lastly came the vault. With two Israeli was the last competitor. Her father, Josh, who was there to cheer her on, described what happened next: Moorea full twisting layout to win the gold medal. Outside of the gymnastics arena, Moorea Local girl brings home gymnastics medals from Israel Moorea Linker performing her A luncheon honoring Holocaust survivors from Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties will be held on Thursday Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The event will feature a talk by Rabbi Gary Klein and a musical program by Cantor Allison Rosoff. The luncheon is for the survivors and spouses. It is sponsored by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, which supports Holocaust survivors in a variety of ways including in home care, cleaning serrestitution assistance, and social events. Funding for the event is provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Those who would like to attend should RSVP by or may be arranged if required.Rosh Hashanah luncheon to honor Holocaust survivors MUSEUMarrival to the Majdanek Concentration Camp, said Erin Blankenship, FHMs curator of exhibitions and collections. As Majdanek was also a killing center, it is likely that at least some of these individuals, especially the children, would have been selected for murder upon arrival to the camp. Other items such as spoons, mugs and bowls would have belonged to prisoners that survived the selections and were vital to the survival of an individual, Blankenship said. While food was meager and of poor quality, prisoners needed these utensils for the often watery soup that they would receive, without it they would not eat. There is also a camp uniform made from civilian clothing. When no striped uniform was available, some prisoners would be given civilian clothing, but with a painted orange strip on the front and back so that guards didnt mistake them for civilians. Therefore they could not escape, said Blankenship. Majdanek was a concentration and forced labor camp that was also used as an extermination center. The camp opened in September estimated 150,000 prisoners who entered Majdanek, approximately 80,000 people, including 60,000 Jews, were killed. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S. in St. Petersburg. For more informationincluding hours and ticket prices, call (727) 820-0100 or go to www. The Florida Holocaust Museumspent six days touring the country as part of Team USAs ISRAEL CONNECT. She also enjoyed the opportunity to stay with the other athletes and develop long-term friendships. Now that she is back home, Moorea has begun training for her next level-10 gymnastics season, which will begin this winter.