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VOL. 30, NO. 4 & 5 TAMPA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 20 PAGES By BOB FRYER Jewish PressWhile many fretted in darkness as Hurricane Irma battered the region, some weathered the storm in style, staying in facilities where the lights, television and internet never went out, hot showers and three hot meals a day were offered and day care for kids was a reality. That is how it was for those who stayed at Jewish centers for the elderly in Tampa Bay. I heard a quote somewhere that The worst natural disaster can bring out the best in human nature and I think that was true for us, said Rob Goldstein, CEO of Menorah Manor, the St. Petersburg institution that serves a number of frail and elderly Jewish residents at the Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence and the Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center There and at Weinberg Village, an assisted living facility on the Maureen and Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus in Citrus Park, northwest of Tampa, some of the most vulnerable members of the Jewish community were in good hands. At both institutions the 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 33758-6970 IRMA continued on PAGE 18 ELDERLY continued on PAGE 19 LSHANAH TOVAH! Combined High Holidays and hurricane editionLetter from the EditorsIts all about power the power of Mother Nature and the type of power you get out of an electrical plug. Like many of you, the Jewish Press and as of Friday, Sept. 15, the electricity still had not been restored. Combine that with our printer and mailer shutting down a couple of days before the hurricane to protect their sensitive equipment and it was a perfect storm for us. As a consequence, we decided to combine Right now, we are producing the paper out of our small condominium. That has presented its own challenges, but we are persevering. One of our main goals has been to docuJewish community fared in the hurricane. There are some heart-warming stories of how various institutions reached out during and in the aftermath of Irma. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Some of the usual synagogue and organizational news may not make it in the paper due to space restraints and our effort to get the paper to the printer as soon as possible. Some other information may be outdated by the time you will receive this combined edition prior to there are no guarantees. Karen and Jim Dawkins Jewish Press co-owners Elderly pass night peacefully as Hurricane Irma rages Rabbi Leah Herz, left, and Janice LeVine, at the piano, lead Menorah Manor staff and their family meters in song during the Hurricane Irma.Irma slams cemetery but spares most other local Jewish facilitiesBy BOB FRYER Jewish PressHigh winds from Hurricane Irma toppled 8 huge trees and 20 medium sized ones at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Largo, uprooting one casket and causing up to $75,000 damage. Though the casket, entangled in roots of a large tree, was not in the Jewish portion of the cemetery, the fallen trees damaged the main irrigation pump and pulled irrigation and drainage lines from the ground, leaving the cemetery, owned by the Jewish Burial Society of Pinellas County, with estimates of $50,000 to $75,000 to make all repairs and do landscaping work to restore the grounds to normal. It is apparently the hardest hit Jewish facility in the Tampa Bay area. Only relatively minor damage was reported to other local Jewish community institutions, as of the press deadline. On Friday, Sept. 15, four days after Irma struck the Bay area, Doug Negretti, chairman of the Jewish Burial Society, was at Chapel Hill waiting on a crane to remove the casket from the roots and rebury it. All of the caskets [in the Jewish portion of the cemetery] are secure and people should not worry about their loved ones, Negretti said. There was no damage to headstones and only two small trees blew down in the Jewish Menorah Gardens. Those toppled trees did not affect burial sites. As utility trucks were arriving and giving Negretti hope the facility would have power before the day was out, he noted that the cemetery is still capable of holding funerals. The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties board is to meet on Monday, Sept. 18, to discuss the cemeterys funding needs. The rest of the Tampa Bay Jewish community heaved a collective sigh of relief after Hurricane Irma swept through the region in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 11 and left many grateful that a change in the projected path spared the region of catastrophic disaster. Instead of talk about buildings destroyed and lives lost, the main concerns for most were when electrical power, cable and internet service would be restored and when some of the few postponed events would be held. With power still not restored to all areas by Friday, Sept. 15, a few synagogues had not been reached as of press time. Rabbi Daniel Treiser of Temple Bnai Israel carries two Torahs out of the temple for safe-keeping at a secure place during the storm. HAPPY NEW Y EAR!


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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 3 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Your 24/7 Source For:Jewish Community News National & International News Advertising Information RALPH BOBOArea/Branch ManagerNMLS ID 432371 State Lic. L025098 3903 Northdale Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33624C: 813.781.1024 Right at Home offers caregiving services for almost any family and practically any situation. from the Menorah Manor family from the L'Shana Tovah! WWW.360R EALTYT AMPA.COM813.508.2715 360 REALTY CARLYN NEUMAN PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY In 8-minute call, Trump says New Year offers chance for Israeli peace, vows to keep Jews safe from hate resident Donald Trump speaking to Jewish leaders in a conference call at the White House as staffers look on. By RON KAMPEAS JTA news serviceWASHINGTON The debate has gone on for weeks among rabbis and Jewish leaders: If President Donald Trump does not formally renounce white supremacists, is it still worth engaging in a conversation with him? This was on much of the Jewish communitys mind since Aug. 23, when the leaders of three religious streams Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative said they would not organize the annual pre-Rosh Hashanah call with the president, which the rabbinical groups had instituted at the start of the Obama administration. That call, principally for clergy, was aimed at helping to shape High Holidays. Instead, the White House decided to hold a call with Jewish leaders one that would be in line with the calls and meetings that Jewish leaders have had with the sitting president since the Eisenhower era. It would be initiated by the White House, and both lay and religious leaders would be invited. On Friday, Sept. 15, Trump delivered his holiday greetings in a conference call that barely lasted eight minutes. He took no questions. By contrast, calls and meetings with past presidents have included exchanges sometimes tough and generally lasted at least 45 minutes. Some of the participants expressed disappointment after having done public battle with the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements over whether one should engage Trump in conversation. Everyone would look less stupid if he had just put it on YouTube, one said, encapsulating the one-way direction of the conversation. Not invited to join the call were the Reform and Reconstructionist movements. The Conservative movement did receive an invitation but Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, the CEO of its Rabbinical Assembly, declined to participate. All the participants who spoke because the call was off the record, although the White House released a transcript that afternoon. Rabbi Avi Shafran, the director of public affairs for Agudath Israel, a haredi Orthodox group, had argued in a Forward op-ed Thursday, Sept. 14, that the rabbis who had opted out of the call with the president were missing an opportunity to raise the painful issue of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, which culminated in an attack by an alleged white supremacist that killed one counterprotester and wounded at least 20 others. There is a difference between respectfully asking a president to clarify that he does not equate proponents of white supremacism with protesters against the same and, however one might feel about him, publicly and starkly insulting our nations duly elected national leader, he said. In the end, there were no surprises. Trump covered the standard range of issues in these calls and did not depart from the script. Anti-Semitism and bias: We forcefully condemn those who seek to incite anti-Semitism, or to spread any form of slander and hate and I will ensure we protect Jewish communities, and all communities, that face threats to their safety, he said. Israel: The United States will always support Israel not only because of the vital security partnership between our two nations, but because of the shared values between our two peoples, he said. Trump noted that his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was making a priority of keeping international bodies from singling out Israel for criticism. I can tell you on a personal basis, and I just left Israel recently, I love Israel, he said. Peace: This next New Year also offers a new opportunity to seek peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and I am very hopeful ress before the end of the year, the president said. Ambassador David Friedman, Jared [Kushner], Jason [Greenblatt], and the rest of my team are working very hard to achieve a peace agreement. I think its something that actually could happen. Friedman is the ambassador to Israel, Kushner is his son-in-law and a top adviser, and Greenblatt is his top international negotiator. Kushner, an observant Jew, opened the call by introducing the president, saying his father-in-law takes great pride in having a Jewish daughter and Jewish grandchildren. Ivanka Trump, Jareds wife, is also a top adviser to her father. The controversy surrounding the call began last month, when the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements cast their decision to cancel the call an outcome of Trumps equivocation after the Charlottesville violence, when he said many sides were to blame for the violence, and among both the white supremacists and the counterprotesters. The presidents words have given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, the statement said. On Thursday, Sept. 14, Trump again insisted that there was blame on both sides. Those who participated in the call said that even absent a question-and-answer period, it was still better to be on the call than not. These are rabbis whose foremost cause should be the Jewish people and Israel, said Morton Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America. Klein, who was on the call, noted that he participated in similar calls and meetings with Obama, even though he rarely agreed with him.Why stupidly insult the president, who we need for those issues? he asked. Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said in an email to JTA that because he was not on the call, he had no comment on what was said. But, he wrote, We stand by our decision to not host a High Holy Days call with the President this year. We are disappointed that the President continues to draw a false equivalency between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville.


PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 OPENING NIGHT: $15Stephen Tobolowsky My Adventures with God Legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBOs Silicon Valley, and Norman Lears new One Day at a Time. My Adventures with God, is Tobolowskys newest book, which is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe and triumph all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is God. Hors d'oeuvres, Cocktails and Many Laughs! JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus DriveFESTIVAL LUNCHEON: $36 37 Seconds Stephanie Arnold was a producer, creating and directing TV shows, music videos, and documentaries until she met the love of her life, from which point the only thing she wanted to produce was a family. True to a premonition, Stephanie flat lines during the birth of her son and suffers a rare, and often fatal, condition called an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). Everything she does now is a direct result of her survival. Author Presentation and Book Signing. Reservations Required. Coopers Hawk Winery 4110 W Boy Scout BoulevardTo register for a Festival event and for a complete list of the visit us online at or call Brandy Gold at A Jewish Festival Book Store will be open at the JCC on the Cohn Campus throughout the Festival. All events will conclude with a book signing. 5:30 6:30 PM Dinner and Presentation 6:45 8:00 PM Movie Showing High Noon AN EVENING IN THE WILD WEST: $20Glenn Frankel High Noon The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic Starring screen legend Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first significant film role, High Noon was shot on a lean budget over just thirty-two days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. What has been overlooked is that High Noon was made by Jews during the height of the Hollywood blacklist era, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. Western-themed dinner included. Reservations suggested. COFFEE & A HOPE-FILLED CONVERSATION WITH LOCAL AUTHOR: $5 Tales of a Bulimic Babe Tales of a Bulimic Babe is about a woman who apparently has it all a happy marriage, five well-adjusted sons, a stimulating career, lots of friends and extended family. But what Iris Ruth Pastor kept hidden from them all was her addiction to a lover she called ED her eating disorder. A STORY OF CHANCE: $5Donnie Kanter WinokurChancer How One Good Boy Saved AnotherDonnie Kanter Winokur doesnt mind being upstaged by children or dogs, especially her son, Iyal, and his service dog, Chancer. Donnie, an internationally renowned writer, speaker and human rights advocate, has inspired, entertained and educated for over three decades. Chancer How One Good Boy Saved Another, is her first book. Author presentation includes appearance of service dogs. A FOOD EXPERIENCE & STORY NOT TO MISS: $15 My Mothers Kitchen Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mom a very personal final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all of her favorite dishes. He embarks upon a hilarious and touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mothers friends and loved ones to the table one last time. Includes Ratners-style deli lunch. Reservations suggested. TRUE CRIME EXPERIENCE: $5 Young Blood: Murder in the Woods True story: Four teenage boys go out to an abandoned sewer facility located deep in the woods of a neighborhood called Oldsmar. They are in search of marijuana plants. It was a setup a planned murder by two of the four boys. LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT: $5 William Sefekar American Dreamer: A Look into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby Local author Sefekar takes us on the historical 97-year-old journey of his father. It features love, courage, humanity and faith, all percolating from an immigrant WWII Bronze Star hero. Bryan Glazer Family JCC Introducing... All Day Event Access Meals Included Pass Price: $45 (Value $55)


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 5 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Organizations Visit us on both sides of the Bay Shipping and Gift Wrapping Available South Tampa St. Petersburg 4004 S. MacDill Avenue Tampa, FL 33611 813.831.2111 Fused Glass Shabbat Candlesticks Hamsa Necklace 300 Beach Drive NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.894.2111 You can also shop online! rent-all cityinc.Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Wedding HeadquartersVisit our ShowroomFrom our family to yours... Best wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year7171 22nd Ave. N.,St. Petersburg(just west of Tyrone Square Mall)(727) 381-3111 Owned and operated by the Pinsker family since 1960 JCCAll programs listed are either at the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, or at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC at 522 N. Howard Ave. To RSVP or for more information on programs at either center, contact Pnina Levermore at (813) 2912253 or pnina.levermore@Jew ishTampa. com. All registrations should be completed before events begin. Friday movie matinee: Enjoy classic movies, popcorn and a good time with friends at the Cohn campus on Friday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is free. The other four ques tions: Rabbi Jason Rosen berg of Congregation Beth Am will lead classes to explain the the holidays. The next class is Wednesday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Cohn campus. Additional classes will be held in March, April and May, with topics to be announced later. Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and other Yiddish enthusiasts on the fourth Thurs day of the month from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Cohn campus to share favorite expressions and remi nisce. Medicare seminar: A pro gram to help seniors develop strat egies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels will by offered at the Glazer JCC led by Judy London, a licensed health care agent and gerontologist, on Thursdays through Nov. 2 from 1-3 p.m. This is free for members and $15 for guests. Memoir writing: Learn to write your life story during class es on Mondays through Oct. 16 from 2 3:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. The cost is $50 for members and $65 for guests. Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber in classes every Monday on the Cohn campus from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, crochet hooks and any pattern you want. Cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members with pro-rating options available. Gameshow Thursdays: Have a slice of pizza and play such games as Ive Got a Secret, Whats My Line, and Pass word at the Cohn campus on the second Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. Donations to cover the cost of the pizza are welcome. Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. At the Cohn campus there will be sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 3:30 p.m. At the Glazer JCC, drop-in ses sions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 3:30 p.m. This is free for members and $5 for non-mem bers. Novices and experienced players are welcome. There are also classes on Sun days from Oct. 22-Nov. 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at a cost of $65 for members and $70 for guests, with advanced registration required. Ballroom dancing: Learn graceful, elegant and romantic dances during private ballroom dance lessons at the Glazer JCC on Mondays through Dec. 18 from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $35 for single members, $50 for couple mem bers, $40 for single non-members and $55 for couples who are nonmembers. There are also weekly classes at the Glazer JCC on Mon days from 1:15 2:15 p.m. through Dec. 18 that are $8 for members and $12 for guests. All that jazz: Enjoy craft beer, cheese and music at Culture Caf: A Beginners Guide to Lov ing Jazz a multi-media explora tion of the musical genre. The fo cus will be on Miles Davis career. are over but the remaining ses sions are from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14. The topic on Oct. 17 is Miles Da vis and his Second Great Quintet and the Nov. 14 topic is Miles Da vis Goes Electric. Cost per ses sion is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Biblical literature: This course, which meets at the Cohn campus every other Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., provides an opportunity to see the Bible not from a religious perspective but as a piece of remarkable writing. This is a discussion course with open participation from people of all faiths and backgrounds. Bring your own Bible to participants can compare different translations. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests. JetSetters: This social group for adults of all ages meets at both JCCs for an hour-long program followed by lunch. At the Glazer JCC, JetSetters meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. The lunch is free for members but donations are wel come. Broadway Babes, Lauren Burke and Aaron Washington, will serenade with songs of the Great White Way on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The JetSetters group also meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Cohn campus at 11 a.m. and on Sept. 28 singer/pia nist Patti Renner will present a concert of Broadway tunes. On Oct. 26, Joy Katzen-Guthrie will present a concert of Oscar win ning melodies. The lunch is free for members. Reservations are re quired. News schmooze: A discus sion group, led by Pat Renfroe which explores hot button is sues, is held at both JCCs. Upcom ing News Schmooze sessions at the Glazer JCC are Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. The group will discuss German leader Angela Merkel on Oct. 3, American institutions and security on Oct. 10 and the poten tial of technology on Oct. 17. The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Fri day from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will talk about American institutions on Oct. 20 and justice and freedom of the press on Oct. 27. There is no charge to attend. Keeping balance: A series of talks to help seniors develop strategies to reduce the fear of fall ing and to increase activity levels will be offered at the Glazer JCC on Thursdays through Nov. 10 from 1-3 p.m. The talks are free for members and $15 total for guests, with pro-ration options. Bridge lessons: Those who want to learn how to play bridge or improve their game can take a session of six bridge lessons at the Glazer JCC Fridays from Nov. 3 through Dec. 15. Beginners are from noon to 1:30 p.m. and advanced players are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost for classes is $50 for members and $60 for non-mem bers.Kings Point Jewish ClubMediterranean night: The club will host a night with two belly dancers, drinks and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Kings Point clubhouse Waterside room. Those who want to attend should contact club President Simone Shaw at (813) 922-4191 no later than Oct. 3.Genealogical SocietyResearch tips: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jew ish Family & Community Servic es, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, on Sunday Oct. 8, for a presenta tion by Drew Smith on   O rga nizing Your Genealogy Research Process. A pre-program social with refreshments and library ac cess begins at 1:30 p.m. and the featured program starts at 2 p.m. In this presentation, attendees will learn to use task manage ment software, research logs, and other tools. Smith, who is well known in local and national ge nealogical circles, is an associate librarian with the USF Tampa Li brary.   An yone interested in learn ing how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to participate. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. For informa tion about the organization or di rections to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981. SinglesDinner and a play: The Tampa Jewish Singles Group is go ing to the theater to see Bell, Book, and Candle, a romantic comedy, on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at the James McCabe Theater, a registered historic site thats been par tially restored at 506 Fifth St. in Valrico. Tickets are $15 and there is free parking. Following the play, there will be a dinner at Bone Brandon, for those who want to   Jill NeumanREALTOR 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 231, Tampa, FL 33602 I love what I do and youll love the results. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year! Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year! Anita at for more information about dinner.Job-LinksCareer counseling: Tampa Bay Job-Links offers free moti vational Monday Morning Links sessions from 9:30 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-JobLinks, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. Monday Morn ing Links is supported by the Vi nik Family Foundation. There are also Success work shops to aid with job-search skills. Reservations required for all pro grams. To RSVP, call (813) 3440200, email   RSV, or visit .Support groupsAlzheimers caregiver groups: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Me norah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750. NEW YORK (JTA) The Israeli consulate in New York City was evacuated after receiving a threat ening letter. The consulates spokeswoman, building was evacuated Friday, Sept. 15, due to a threatening package and that the situation was under control, but did not provide further details. The Jerusalem Post reported, based on a source at the consulate, that the package contained an envelope with white powder and a letter threatening Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus life, written in English. Netanyahu was to visit New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and meet with President Donald Trump.Israeli consulate in NY evacuated after death threat against Netanyahu


Cong. Schaarai ZedekSukkahFest: Celebrate Erev Sukkot (the beginning of the Festival of Sukkot) at Schaarai Zedek on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. The annual SukkahFest will include Sukkot crafts, face painting, balloon art and a light dinner. As sundown approaches, the clergy will lead a brief service to welcome Sukkot as participants wave the lulav with the etrog. RSVP to or call the temple at (813) 876-2377. Visit the temple sukkah and celebrate Sukkot under service on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The service will be followed by an oneg featuring homemade smores. Remember deceased loved ones by attending the traditional Sukkot Yizkor service on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Simchat Torah and march with the Torah on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. As part of the service, a Torah will be opened and unrolled around the sanctuary as the rabbis and Cantor read the end of Deuteronomy and the beginning of Genesis. Learn to read Hebrew by attending A Taste of Hebrew taught by Cantor Deborrah Canniz zaro. This 20-lesson course is designed for English-speaking adults who are primarily interested in learning how to read Hebrew prayers and blessings or a refresher course. The class is from 6-7 p.m. on most Wednesdays beginning Oct. 11 and running through March 21. This class is a prerequisite for an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Call Sherry Stein, director of membership and programing at (813) 876-2377, ext. 212, to enroll. Save the date for Brotherhoods tequila and cigar tasting event on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the famous J C Newman Cigar factory in Tampa. The evening will include a tour of the factory and dinner. Call the temple for time and cost. In honor of Parashat Noach, the story of Noah and the Ark, Rabbis and the Cantor will bless congregants pets on the portico on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m. The Sisterhood Star Event featuring guest speaker Nancy Spielberg will take place on Monday, Oct. 23 with registration at 1o a.m. and lunch and program at 11 a.m. Spielberg, and is an award-winning documentary to follow. Some of the worlds most pressing problems are being met head-on by Israeli technology. On Wednesdays, Oct. 11 and 25 from 7-8 p.m. take a tour with Laura Salzer to learn about the positive impact Israel is having in a variety of ways and in places all over the world. RSVP online or call the temple at (813) 876-2377. A 10-part Introduction of Judiasm lecture series will be offered by Rabbis Richard Birnholz and Nathan Farb on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Oct. 11 through Dec. 20. The lectures cover the nature of Judaism, God, Torah, worship, life cycle observances, and holidays. There is no charge for the classes but books for the course are purchased separately. This course is open to everyone who wishes to learn about basic Judaism and Jewish practice. It is required for anyone who is planning to convert. Call Ming Brewer to register (813) 876-2377, ext. 202 The Opera Tampa Singers, led by Robin Stamper, will preform at a senior luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11:15 a.m. The performers are from the resident company of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The Amy Gail Buchman Preschool Singers will also perform. There is no charge but reservations are requested. RSVP to (813) 876-2377 or email .Cong. Rodeph Sholom Rabbi Josh Hearshen leads three classes on Thursdays: study of the weekly Torah portion at 11 a.m., Talmud studies at noon and Embracing Judaism: Basics to Complex, at 7 p.m. There is no charge and the classes are open to all.Cong. Mekor Shalom On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m., there will be a dairy Rosh Hashanah luncheon at the Carrollwood Country Club following the tashlikh service. Advance reservations are required. The cost is $18.95 for adults; $13.95 for children 12 and under. There will be Sukkot services on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5 and 6 at 9:30 a.m. There will be Sukkot services on Friday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m., then a dinner. Cost of the dinner is $10 for adults, $7 for children 8 and younger. Reservations for the dinner are required. These services will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. Simchat Torah services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. These services will be held on Friday Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m.Cong. Or Ahavah The retreat is appropriate for anyone regardless of Jewish religious involvement or knowledge. It begins Friday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. and ends Saturday, Sept. 30 at sundown at the Franciscan Center. The cost for members is $198 and for friends is $252. Prices includes overnight accommodations, a veggie/dairy/ the-fast meal after sundown. Children 1318 and students are $60. Children 12 and under are free. RSVP to Shay Shenefelt a registration form. Cong. Beth Am Explore the Jewish legal system in a study of Sanhedrin, led by Rabbi Jason Rosenberg on Thursday, more information, contact Rabbi Rosenberg at the temple or email RabbiRosenIsraeli dancing: Lessons in Israeli dancing are offered every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Irma Polster Cong. Kol Ami A class, Sharing Lifes Lessons, is offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics, readings and a different leader are chosen for each weekly session. The congregation will hold a Sukkot Music program on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m.. PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking CongregationsIn a few weeks, each of us will be facing a life or death situation. And, the fact that its metaphorical doesnt make it unimportant. Im talking, of course, about Yom Kippur. We all know the central image of the day the Book of Life. Were told that God is using that end of the day, who will live and who will die. That image is meant to be awesome, in the original, religious sense of that word of momentousness, and at least a little bit of fear, as well. But, does it really do so? If I were to take that image literally, it would not be meaningful or effective for me. I dont believe that God has anything like an actual ledger of names, and I dont believe ing of Neila There is a great deal that any of us can do to affect the outcome of our lives, and thats true every single day of those lives. But, as much as I might reject the sense of predestination which is implied in this imagery, I do accept, and even embrace, the reality that I am not in complete control of my life, or of my death. The main prayer which contains the Book of Life imagery is Unataneh Tokef, the prayer which contains a litany of various ways in water, and so on. This prayer serves as a reminder that, as much as we may ignore this fact on a day-to-day basis, our world remains a dangerous and uncertain place. As much as we might try to exert control over our world, and our lives, that control is always limited, at best. Put simply, and rather bluntly, no one can say with any certainty that we are going to survive this upcoming year. As much as we of us has control. Its frightening to be forced to confront, so directly, our own mortality, and our own powerlessness over it. But, as long as we refuse to confront it, we put ourselves in danger of not taking our lives seriously enough and not living them in the best and fullest way that we can. The false sense that we are guaranteed more time can lead us to waste the time that we actually do have. In essence, by reminding is asking us two questions: what would you do differently this year if you knew that it would be your last year on earth? And, if you arent already living that way, why arent you? There are so many clichs which speak to this my favorite is probably, No one ever said on his or her deathbed that they wish are countless books, articles and Facebook posts which talk about not taking a moment things our lives which really matter. The fact that we are surrounded by these messages can actually numb us to them, and allow us to miss the incredibly important fact that they are all true. And profoundly important. God might not be literally decreeing any of our deaths for this upcoming year. But if we live our lives in a way which is fundamentally inconsequential, then its as if were not really living. I hope each and every one of us has time during these Yamim Noraim, these Days of and to take stock of how well were living them. May we rise from our prayers and our fasts recommitted to living each every day in a way which brings wholeness and holiness to the world, and to everyone who shares with us. Gmar Chatimah Tova may we all be sealed in the Book of Life.A life or death situation Congegation Beth Am, TampaI am writing only days after Hurricane Irma tore through our state. For days we prepared our homes, checked in on friends and family. We worried about pets, children and the elderly. Rabbis and congregations made arrangements to keep precious Torah scrolls safe. In the aftermath of Irma, we cleaned up our yards and drove cautiously in almost all of the conversation I have had is a sense of profound gratitude expressed from those who suffered serious damage and had days without power in the Florida heat to those with downed fences and uprooted trees they described as minor inconveniences. The gratitude runs deep: it is found in the profound knowledge that the loss of life could have been so much worse. We have found gratitude when thinking about friends who reached out, family who opened their doors, medical professionals who left their own families to care for people in need. Those who were able to evacuate were grateful that they had the means to make this choice. And the list goes on and on. We are the same people that we were before Irma but we have feeling that we all too often ignore. Our perspective has changed. In the sports memoir, Ballplayer, former Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones, writes about Anderson, writing in the New York Times Magazine describes what Jones means in this way: Few players feel at ease hitting from both sides of the place, so switch-hitting requires constant struggle and discipline. The brain always wants to default to the familiar, the comfortable, especially in times of stress. Even after years of practice, Jones still has to override this impulse . Living, like switch-hitting . is a decision that we have to make over and over again. It is easy to fall into familiar patterns, to default to the comfortable. The Days of Awe like Irma challenge these patterns. We can live in a fashion that confuses inconvenience with tragedy. We can treat the people around us as strangers who serve us, and not as fellow human beings with the same fears and challenges. Or we can decide not just in the weeks after Irma, but every day to live with hearts that are more open, gratitude that is more readily accessible, a perspective that is more balchallenge us to make these changes, to become the people that we want to be, the people that God wants us to be. This year those themes resonate even more deeply. It may be natural to make this resolve the week after a major event like a hurricane, or when we leave synagogue at the end of we have to make over and over again. We often wonder how we keep the perspective we have gained in a tragedy when the tragedy is in the past. The only answer is that we choose to keep that perspective. We decide each day, again and again, to hold on to gratitude, humility, empathy and kindness. The other sentiment that I heard repeated in recent weeks, was an awareness of how truly lucky we were. Luck is another way of admitting that so much is out of our control, that the fragility that our prayers remind us of during the Holy Days is very, very real. We cannot control weather, illness, tragedy and so much more. But we can control who we are and who we become. That is the true blessing in our lives. Changing our PerspectiveBy RABBI BETSY TOROP Congregation Beth Shalom, Brandon Rabbinically Speaking is published as a public service by the Jewish Press in cooperation with the Tampa Rabbinical Association which assigns the column on a rotating basis. Shabbat & High Holiday Candle Lighting Times


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 7 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 For High Holiday Service Schedules, See Page 15 5 time winner of The BEST OF NORTH T AMPA JohnErbs.comFREE SECOND OPINION Serving Tampa since 1971with any authorized estimate from a Do not waste your money John will match it or do better.1 mile north of Bearss Ave./Ehrlich Rd. $20 OFFfor one service in 2017 with this ad Local and one way moves. The Jewish Valentines Day, Tu BAv was celebrated in Tampa last month with a music concert at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Rodeph Sholoms Cantor Andres event, performed along with Cantor Beth Schlossberg of Congregation of Tampa. A variety of music included opera, Broadway, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Spanish love songs. Following the program, food was served for the estimated crowd of 250. Tu BAv, the 15th Day of Av, is both an ancient and modern holiday. Originally a post-Biblical day of joy, it served as a matchmaking day for unmarried women in the Second Temple period, before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE. It has been rejuvenated in recent decades, especially in modern Israel and has become a HebrewJewish Day of Love. Rodeph Sholom President Dr. Abe Marcadis and Rabbi Joshua Hearshen, along Concert celebrates Jewish Valentines Day (L-R) Cantor Beth Schlossberg of Congregation Kol Ami and Cantor Andres Kornworcel of Congregation Rodeph Sholom HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES SCHEDULECONGREGATION BETH AM2030 West Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612CONGREGATION BETH AM is Northern Tampas Reform Synagogue. We are a warm, welcoming community of family and friends coming together for prayer, for study, and for sharing religious observances and life cycle events.CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION Come be a part of our Family for the HIGH HOLY DAYS the holiday, but the night belonged to a wide variety of love songs. It demonstrated some of the best parts of the way we practice Judaism; singing, laughter, education and love. We have already started to plan for next year and an even Congregationsfollowed by festive Erev Sukkot Services at 6:30 p.m. and then pizza in the Sukkah at 7 p.m. Call (813) 962-6338 to RSVP for pizza in the Sukkah by Monday, Oct. 2. The Sisterhood Needle Workers hold weekly knitting sessions on Tuesdays from 1:30 3 p.m. in the boardroom. For more information, call the synagogue.Cong. Bais Menacham Chabad Enrich the soul and mind with a touch of kabbalah. Learn practical spirituality for everyday life. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:15 7 p.m.Cong Beth Shalom Brandon Bring a chair and a snack for a Shabbat at a ranch on Friday, Oct. 6. Events begin with a snack and sunset viewing at 6 p.m. A casual Shabbat service will follow at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call (813) 681-6547for the ranch address. Enjoy smores, make a sukkah from mystery materials and play Sukkot games on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Star gaze with a telescope. Everyone is welcome to celebrate this holiday. Join in a drum circle by Giving Tree Music on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Bring a snack to share and beat a drum. Learn Sephardic customs, goods, music, life cycle and holiday observances celebrated in Spain and Middle Eastern countries in a series of lectures by Rabbi Betsy Torop on Oct. 10, 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. Celebrate with songs Torah and dance with the scrolls on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. This fall, the Tampa JCCs & Federation will launch new initiatives to broaden its appeal to both Jewish young adults and those in their 20s, 30s and 40s from all faiths and backgrounds to get more connected within the Tampa community. The new initiatives #Gather and Impact will replace the Tampa JCCs and Federations long-standing Young Adult Division (YAD) and provide new and innovative experiences to engage young adults in ways that are relevant to their professional and personal lives. #Gather is a mix of social, interactive and hands-on activities designed to help young adults make authentic connections with their peers. These experiences will be open to young adults throughout the general community. In its initial programming, the Tampa JCCs & Federation will explore and test experiences to offer to a variety of audiences. The Tampa YAD brand has served the Federation well for many years, said Lisa Robbins, director of adult engagement at the Federation. As our communitys needs have evolved, so have our needs to sharpen our focus on providing multiple ways for young adults to connect and to guide them along a continuum towards greater involvement and developing the future leaders of our community. Upcoming events for #Gather include the following: the Bryan Glazer JCC on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $5 for JCC members and $10 for guests. Glazer JCC on Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 for JCC members and $10 for guests. at a time and place to be announced later. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the art studio at the Glazer JCC. The cost is $10 for JCC members and guests. The second initiative, Impact, was created to engage 20-, 30and 40-year-olds, who share a commitment and passion for building a strong Jewish community in Tampa and supporting the Federations critical efforts to help vulnerable people in need here at home, in Israel and around the world. This initiative will not only inspire greater participation and deepen Jewish life in Tampa, it will create an organic pipeline of emerging leaders who want to turn their passion into action in partnership with the Jewish Federation, said Aaron Silberman, board member of the Tampa JCCs and Federation. Impacts focus will be centered on leadership training, community involvement, volunteer opportunities, NextGen philanthropy and special experiences that highlight the important work of the Federation, with a goal of building a leadership, talent and donor pipeline for the Tampa JCCs and Federation. newcomers bagel brunch on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tampa area young professionals who are new to the area or new to the Jewish community will have the opportunity to meet other young Jewish professionals and learn how to participate and get involved with Impact. RSVPs are required and the address of the event will be shared upon RSVP. For more information about the Tampa JCCs & Federations young adult initiatives, contact Robbins at (813) 769-4723 and lisa.robJCCs and Federation experiments with new ways to connect with young adults


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I dont think my holiday obserferent if Anne were Jewish, with the exception of having to share the holidays with her parents, he told he is raising Jewish, Goodman expects the familys High Holiday practice to be more centered on nity. Cameron said being members of cially for interfaith families, can be ors of the High Holidays. For those who feel comfortable, nity, this experience can be incredtwo Jews, she said. However, gion, with theology, with God, or mation, it can easily be overwhelmJessica Boatright, a mother of was raised Episcopal, said observless of a challenge than other Jewish holidays that may overlap with Christian ones. The High Holidays feel more there isnt a Christian holiday at the kah or Passover, Boatright told Nevertheless, Boatright noted that as an interfaith family living in Holidays do bring some complexity to managing observance. the High Holidays no matter what system doesnt close school, so weve had to develop a practice for High Holidays take place in a more kah or Passover, which may prove families. family? she said. Access to the and emotional access is even more ner to the complexities of observing the High Holidays, it may be these holidays to extended nonJewish family members, who may the holidays. tion is one of the most important factors to helping extended family High Holidays stand alone on the calendar for interfaith families, but still pose challenges


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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 17 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Not only was Rabbi David Wolpe named one of the fifty most influential Jews in America by The Forward, Newsweek Magazine titled him the most influential Rabbi in America. David Wolpe is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, The American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College and UCLA. Rabbi Wolpe is a frequent contributor for many publications, including regular columns for the New York Jewish Week, Washington Post "On Faith", as well as periodic contributions to many others. Wolpe has been featured in series on PBS, A&E, as well as serving as a commentator on the Face the Nation, the TODAY show and CBS This Morning. Rabbi Wolpe is the author of seven books, including his most recent release, Why Faith Matters. Tampa Jewish FederationWhat Judaism Has to Teach the WorldWITH GUEST SPEAKERRabbi David WolpeOne of the 50 most influential Jews in America The ForwardJEWISH FEDERATION TAMPAThursday, November 2, 2017Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue6:00 PM Major Gifts ReceptionOpen to all donors making a $5,000 minimum gift to the 2017 Annual Campaign or a minimum gift of $25,000 to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC.7:00 PM Program & Dessert ReceptionOpen to the Community $36 per person $18 Early Bird (before October 12) $18 Young Adults (ages 21-35)Please register online at or contact Michelle Gallagher at 813.739.1687 or Tampa Jewish Federation 2017 CAMPAIGN KICK OFF Above and Beyond subsequently won the audience award at more In addition, Spielberg was the Sartains documentary, Mimi and Dona, which was broadcast naOn The Map,Who Will Write Our History, which is now in post-production Ghetto Jews who wrote and buried their documents and stories into her personal experiences growing hood president, who also played The Oprah Winfrey Show include donations to local, national, and international agencies, Judaisms many worldwide projthe religious school, and donate istration, social hour, and silent lowed by lunch and the program which registrations will begin at VIP reception with Nancy Spielher mother were beaten up at a Queens subway station by a man was arrested at the scene and New York Post reported the A police report said the man spit lim, then began punching both


Since 2007, the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI), a program of the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, has invited emerging young leaders from the Tampa Bay area to participate in an innovative, 11-session, leadership development experience. Now recruiting for its 13th class (in the early years, the program ran more than once a year), JLTI has inspired more than 200 young professionals to get involved and take on leadership roles on boards and committees of local Jewish organizations and agencies on both sides of the bay. Among these JLTI grads is Joe Probasco, the new president of the board of the Tampa JCCs and Federation. In addition to par ticipating in the first JLTI class in 2007, Probasco first got involved with the Federation through the Young Adult Division board. He then joined the Fedbecame treasurer of the Federation board. He served on that board for eight years before taking on his new role as president. JLTI was a tremendous opportunity to learn more about our the leadership behind what is now Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, and what is now Hillel Academy, and Tampa Jewish Family Services for example, and to get some insight into what the goals of their organizations were, said Probasco. It was also a great way to learn about the nuts and bolts, and how my involvement in the young adult and its master plan, and allowed me to understand how everything worked from a high level, he said. There are so many people who want to contribute and dont know how. JLTI opens the door to opportunities to get involved. Other standout grads include: serves on the board of the Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences, chairs the Professional Community Connection initiative of the Federation. She has been the chair the Young Adult Division, Morasha and Pomegranate Societies and served on the executive board of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. JLTI helped make Federation more tangible. I gained more exposure to the community and better understood how the Federation helps and supports people in here in Tampa and around the world, said Neuman. I was also connected to other like-minded people who want to heal the world. volved with the Tampa Orlando Pinellas (TOP) Jewish Foundation, as a trustee representing the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and then serving as secretary of the TOP board. Jeff is now serving as the president of TOP. One thing which I took from the course is that no person is an island, said Herman. To be able to achieve a goal, it takes many people understanding the goal working together to succeed. Coast Jewish Family & Community Services board in 2011 shortly after graduating the JLTI program and continues in this role today. He also became a board member of Menorah Manor in 2012 and is currently serving in his second term as treasurer for Menorah Manor. I felt it was my duty to give back to the Jewish community and bring a fresh approach to the local Jewish boards, said Delrahim, The discussions prepared me for the real life problems of engagement. Since graduating JLTI and being in Jewish leadership positions, it has been a challenge to get other younger Jews to get excited about being involved in Jewish organizations. We need to constantly evaluate and reevaluate the way we grow, fund and excite others about being insaid. ed in his role as a member of the Tampa Federation board, was inspired to take on leadership roles in the community after many years of being involved in high school with BBYO, in college with Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and Hillel and then with the Young Adult Division. In addition to serving on the Federation board, he served on the Brotherhood board for Congregation Schaarai Zedek and is now vice president of membership and social activities. meeting, where I mostly sat in observation learning the dynamic of the group, I remember one of my fellow board members telling me, politely, that I should speak up more next time because I represented the young demographic and they were interested in my president of Weinberg Village and also recently joined the Federation board. He has found getting involved with the community personally rewarding.PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 8 21, 2017 Jewish Leadership Training Institute seeks new recruits, touts record of its graduates Carlyn Neuman Jeff Herman Joe Probasco Kip Goulder Aaron Silberman


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 13 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 icket options detailed at 876-2377Monday, October 23, 2017 10 am Registration, Social and Silent Auction 11 am Lunch and Program Sponsorship: Questions: Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood cordially invites you to the 2017 Franci Golman Rudolph Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Star Event featuring documentary producerschaarai zedek sisterhood StarEvent franci golman rudolph It was very meaningful to lead an organization that has a goal of caring for and enhancing the lives of the elderly, which is one of the biggest mitzvahs we can do, said Silberman. joined the Tampa Federation board after serving on the Weinberg Village board and co-chairing the organizations annual Stephen Weinberg 8 Over 80 fundraising event honoring seniors living in the Tampa community. JLTI gave me a broad picture and greater understanding of Jewish activity in the Tampa Bay area, said Simon. Other JLTI graduates who have made an impact include Lindsay pa Federation board for the past seven years; Leah Whitmill, who recently joined the Tampa Federaadvisor to the Florida-Israel Busitreasurer of the board for Congregation Rodeph Sholom, and Jan Stern, who served as co-chair of Tampa Jewish Family Services Tampa Trifecta fundraising event this past year. * 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. 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. Special highlights of JLTI include guest admission to the TamPresidents Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 25 and an exclusive tour of One Buc Place with philanthropist Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Monday, Nov. 13. The group will also connect to Israel as the Start-Up Nation by visiting the Florida-Isday, Nov. 27, learning about its efforts to help Israeli entrepreneurs 23 and 30, Nov. 13 and 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 8 and 22 and Feb. 5; Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 20 and Sunday, Feb. 25. The graduation date is to be determined. To apply for JLTI, visit www. or The deadline to apthe status of their applications by Wednesday, Oct. 11. For more information about JLTI, contact Lisa Robbins (Tampa Jewish Federation) at (813) lisa.robbins@, or Emilie Socash (Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties) at (727) 530-3223 or email Young professionals from the Tampa Bay community were treated to a presentation last month of tion radiation solution at a recent Meeting of the Minds event at Tampa. The presentation was made by Oren Milstein, founder and CEO of StemRad, Ltd., one of eight Israeli companies that participated in inaugural program this year of the -Israeli CEO pitches radiation protection product bers who are interested in helping and interacting with the Israeli hi-tech companies. The Meeting of the Minds program offers bimonthly meetings for young professionals to gather and discuss business challenges that the Israeli entrepreneurs experience as they launch their business in the United States and offer their advice and expertise. Those interested in joining the program should contact the Tampa JCCs and Federation in and community engagement initiative. It is supported by a grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the support of several community phiduit for Israeli high-tech ventures to open a U.S. subsidiary in the Tampa Bay area that is responsible tomer support throughout North


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Shofar Sounding, 11 a.m. Tashlich, 7 p.m. (at 3775 Prescott Loop)ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, 11 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor, 11 a.m. Afternoon service, 5:30 p.m. Neilah, 6:30 p.m. Fast ends, 7:50 p.m. Followed by refreshments ConservativeTEMPLE EMANUEL600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Winter Haven (863) 838-2583EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 8:30 a.m. Childrens service, 9:45 a.m. Tashlich, 6:30 p.m. (meet in Berkovitz Hall)ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 8:30 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICES Sunday, Sept. 24 Temple Emanuel Cemetery, 11 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, First service, 6:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 First morning service, 9 a.m. Torah service with Yizkor, 10 a.m. Childrens service, 10:15 a.m. Mincha and Neilah, 5:30 p.m. Break-the-Fast, approx. 8 p.m. ReformTEMPLE BETH SHALOM 1029 Bradbury Road, Winter Haven (863) 292-0722EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Service, 8 p.m.ROSH HASHANAHThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 8 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Conservative Conservative Reform Reform Morning service and Tashlich,10:30a.m. Followed by lunchEREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Retreat begins at 4 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Break-the-Fast, at sundown.HUMANISTIC Service at Unity of Tampa 3302 W. Horatio St., Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 701-9685EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Program, 7:30 p.m. PASCO COUNTY ORTHODOXCHABAD JEWISH CENTRE AT WIREGRASS2124 Ashley Oaks Circle, Wesley Chapel (813) 642-3244EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar Sounding, noon Kiddush lunch following services Tashlich, 1:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar Sounding, noon Kiddush lunch following servicesEREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor service, noon Afternoon & Neilah closing service, 5:45 p.m. Final Shofar, 7:51 p.m. Break-the-Fast, to follow POLK COUNTY OrthodoxCHABAD JEWISH CENTRE (863) 937-5565EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7 p.m. Community dinner, 7:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Humanistic Orthodox Orthodox OrthodoxReceived as of press time. For more information on related holiday events, see the congregation listings on Pages 6-7. For High Holiday admission policies, contact individual congregations.HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ORTHODOXYOUNG ISRAEL OF TAMPA13207 N. 52nd St., Tampa (813) 832-3018EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7:15 p.m. Community dinner, 8:15 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Childrens program, 11 a.m. Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m. Tachlich, 6:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Childrens program, 11 a.m. Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Childrens program, 11 a.m. Yizkor service, noon Mincha/Neilah, 6 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 7:51 p.m.CHABAD CHAI OF SOUTH TAMPA2511 W. Swann Ave. #201, (813) 922-1723 EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Shofar, 11:30 a.m. (approx.)ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Shofar, 11:30 a.m. (approx.)EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Yizkor service, noon Mincha & Neilah, 6:15 p.m. Final Shofar, 7:52 p.m. Break-the-Fast to followBAIS MENACHEM CHABAD1319 West North B St., Tampa (813) 504-4432EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 *at University of Tampa Sykes Faith & Values Evening service & dinner, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noon *Tashlich & Shofar, 4:30 p.m. at Hillsborough River behind P.O.ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noonEREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Yizkor, 1 p.m. Mincha & Neilah, 5 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 8 p.m.CHABAD OF BRANDON/ JEWISH DISCOVERY CENTER1578 Bloomingdale Ave. Valrico (813) 571-1800EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7 p.m. Dinner, 7:45 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m. Tashlich following morning serviceROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor service, noon Afternoon and Neilah, 6 p.m. Break-the-Fast and buffet, 8 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TAMPA BAY14908 Pennington Road, Tampa (813) 963-2317EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7:30 p.m. Community dinner, 8 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, noon Tashlich, 6 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, noonEREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor service, noon Evening services and Neilah, 7 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 7:52 p.m.BAIS DAVID CHABAD2001 West Swann Ave., Tampa (813) 966-8770EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noonROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noonEREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Yizkor, 1 p.m. Mincha, 5 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 8 p.m. ConservativeCONG. KOL AMI3919 Moran Road, Tampa (813) 962-6338EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 6:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st Day Thursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 9 a.m. Tashlich and Maariv, 6 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 9 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICESunday, Sept. 24 Gan Shalom, noonEREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 6:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 9 a.m. Mincha, 6 p.m. Neilah, 7 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 8:15 p.m.CONG. RODEPH SHOLOM2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa (813) 837-1911EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 6:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Shacharit service, 9 a.m. Tashlich following serviceROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Shacharit service, 9 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICESunday, Sept. 24 Beth Israel Cemetery, 10 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Cemetery,10:45 p.m. Myrtle Hill Cemetery, noon Tampa Jewish Memorial Gardens,12:45 p.m. EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 6:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Shacharit, 9 a.m. Mincha, 5 p.m. Neilah, 7 p.m. Havdalah & Shofar, 8:07 p.m.CONG. MEKOR SHALOM14005A N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa (813) 963-1818 *Services at Carrollwood Country Club 13903 Clubhouse Drive, TampaEREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 6 p.m.*ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 *Morning service, 9 a.m. *Tashlich, 1 p.m. *Luncheon, 1:30 p.m. ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 9 a.mCEMETERY SERVICESunday, Sept. 24 Gan Shalom Cemetery, 4:30 p.m.*EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 *Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.*YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 *Morning service, 9 a.m. (including Yizkor) Mincha, Mariv & Neilah, 5:30 p.m. Final Shofar, 8 p.m. Break-the-Fast, to follow REFORMCONG. SCHAARAI ZEDEK3303 W. Swann Ave., Tampa (813) 876-2377EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 First service, 6 p.m. Second service, 8:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAHThursday, Sept. 21 First morning service, 8:30 a.m. Second morning service, 11:30 a.m. Children & Tot services, 2:45 p.m. Tashlich, 4 p.m. (at Ballast Point)CEMETERY SERVICES Sunday, Sept. 24 Woodlawn, 9 a.m. Myrtle Hill, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, First service, 6 p.m. Kol Nidre, Second service, 8:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 First morning service, 8:30 a.m. Second morning service, 11:30 a.m. Childrens service, 2:45 p.m. Afternoon service, 3:30 p.m. Yizkor, 4:30 p.m. Neilah, 5 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 5:45 p.m.CONG. BETH SHALOM706 Bryan Road, Brandon (813) 681-6547EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 8 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Family service, 4 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 8 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Afternoon service, 4 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 7:15 p.m.CONG. BETH AM2030 W. Fletcher Ave, Tampa (813) 968-8511EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 8 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Childrens service, 2 p.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 8 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Childrens service, 2 p.m.CONG. BETH ISRAEL SUN CITY CENTER1115 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center (813) 633-2548EREV ROSH HASHANAHWednesday, Sept. 20 Evening service, 7:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Morning service, 10 a.m. Tashlich, immediately following serviceROSH HASHANAH 2nd DayFriday, Sept. 22 Morning service, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURFriday, Sept. 29 Kol Nidre, 7:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURSaturday, Sept. 30 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor, Neilah, Havdallah, 4 p.m. Final Shofar, approx. 6:30-7 p.m. UNAFFILIATEDCONG. OR AHAVAHServices at Franciscan Center, Tampa Contact Shay Shenefelt at orahavahtampa@gmail.comROSH HASHANAH 1st DayThursday, Sept. 21 Orthodox Conservative Reform JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 15 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 20175778 High Holiday Service Schedules CorrectionThe Jewish Press prides itself in staying up with the times.. However, in the last issue of the paper, we jumped 10 years forward in the headline for the High Holidays service schedules. The new year is 5778. 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Emily Samantha Feldman, daughter of Michelle and Mitch Feldman of Tampa, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. A seventh grade Principals List student at Carrollwood Day School, Emily was invited to participate in the Duke Talent ish award at school and also the award for doing the most hours of community ser vice. Emily enjoys singing and is a member of both Lumina Youth Choirs from the USF School of Music and the choir club at Carrollwood Day School. Michelle and Mitch Feldman will host a celebra tion at the Rusty Pelican on Saturday, Oct. 7. Special guests will include Judy Sokal and Jon Lewis from Osprey, Allen and Sharon Sokal from Potomac, MD, and Joan and Philip Feldman from Weston.PAGE 16 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Advertise in the Business & Professional Directoryfor as little as $38 per issue. Call 871-2332 Bat Mitzvah CLASSIFIEDS ADS advertising. 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He had some good ideas, such as continuing Jewish education beyond 7th   grade, but came back at the end to the idea that Bnai Mitzvah can be changed again in order to rescue Judaism. I think the real answers can be found in thinking about what is written in the column. The Rabbi says the synagogue should be the home for peoples Jewish lives. Respectfully, this is not correct. The family home should be the home for Jewish lives. The synagogue is important for communal and teaching functions. Weekly parsha and Talmud classes should be taught there in the evenings when people are available.   Partners in Torah or simil ar learning programs should be instituted.   It may not be a popular idea, but it s an obvious one: If Jews embrace Shabbat and other jewish lifestyles in the home, send kids to day schools and learn throughout their lives, THAT would solve the problem of disconnected Jews.Ron Blitenthal Temple Terrace, FL The Jewish Press welcomes Letters to the Editor. 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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 17 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Tampa Jewish Community Centers & FederationCommunity Leadership AwardsBob Jacobson Memorial Award for Excellence Judy Balber Hope Cohen Barnett Young Leadership Award Ashley Simon Charles Adler Young Leadership Award Kip Goulder Leonore Kessler Women's Division Leadership Excellence Award Betty Shalett Maril Jacobs Todah Rabah Award Charlie George Steve Marx Innovation Award Hillel Academy's Maker Lab Alice Rosenthal "It's More Than a Job" Award Pam LevenstoneLeo Levinson Award for Leadership ExcellenceRochelle Walk Community Honors Hillel Academy Outstanding Service Award The Hatfield Family Hillels of the Florida Suncoast Appreciation Award Jim Annarelli TJFS Sofia Maisler Leadership Award Debbie Doliner Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation Distinguished Trustee Award Abraham Marcadis Weinberg Village Volunteer Service Award Jerome Messerman Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Doug and Maureen Cohn Jewish Community Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive Join us as we honor those who give so much to our community. Complimentary dessert reception to follow the awards ceremony. RSVPs are not necessary, but appreciated at


cleaning supplies to an independent living facilities in Tampa and another in Plant City that still did not have power. Tampa Jewish Family Services closed early on the Friday before the storm to prepare for its blow, and the agency was closed on Monday, but reopened Tuesday after the storm and is both delivering food to those in need and accepting donations from those inclined to give to the food bank. The Tampa JCCs and Federation set up collection spots on behalf of TJFS at its JCCs a few days after the storm to send nonperishable food and hygiene items to Irma victims in harder hit areas. Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services headquarters in mid Pinellas County was still closed for at least four days after the storm and was unable to accept food donations. Some staffers there worked remotely and asked that donations not be brought to their food bank until Monday, Sept. 18. An anonymous member of the Jewish community who has a throughout the nation is arranging for a tractor trailer truck full of supplies to be sent to the Glazer JCC. The company deals with PAGE 18 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 240 59th Street North, St. Petersburg FL 33710 AL#10306 Personalized Support Respite Stays Available Large Private Apartments Life Enriching Programs END OF SUMMER SPECIAL!$2,500 Community Entrance Fee Waived AND $500 OFF Monthly Rental for 1st 6 MonthsOFFER EXPIRES SEPTEMBER 30, 2017Call 727.302.3800 to schedule a tour and ask about a free 2 night trial! Street North, St. Petersburg FL 33710 IRMAOf those who could send out news, none reported serious damage, in spite of wind gusts reaching 79 mph in Pinellas County. There was light cosmetic damage to the exterior of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg and it was scheduled to reopen Saturday, Sept. 16. There were two downed willow trees that did not hit any structures at Congregation Bnai Israel in St. Petersburg. A sign in front of Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater was destroyed by winds and a tree fell in the temples parking lot, but did not hit any cars. Heidi Shimberg, chief operating at the Tampa JCCs, reported no damage at JCC facilities and she had not heard of serious damage at any other Jewish institutions in Hillsborough County. It bodes well that the Jewish organizations took care to prepare, or we would have heard of damage, she said. The Tampa JCCs and Federation closed their JCC operations prior to the storm and reopened them on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The JCC preschools were also closed and reopened for full-time students on Sept. 13 and for all students the next day. Four events at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, each expected to draw 200 to 300 people, were postponed due to Irma. Among those events was a Bat Mitzvah. Hillels of the Florida Suncoast cancelled the launch of its big communitywide Reverse Tashlich event on Sunday, Sept. 24. Synagogues including some youth groups had signed up to scour along the waterfront and pick up trash and debris. Among other events postponed was a talk by a noted rabbi from the Czech Republic was to speak at Congregation Bnai Israel in St. Petersburg and an open house at Congregation Bnai Emmunah in Tarpon Springs. Power outages affected Jewish facilities throughout the area. Due to an extended time without electricity, Temple Bnai Israel Shabbat services were cancelled on Friday, Sept. 15 as well as Selichot services on Sept. 16, with members invited to attend the Selichot program at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. Lack of power at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater also caused cancellation of Shabbat services with members invited to services at Congregation Kol Ami in Tampa. The Jewish Press Petersburg was still without electricity as of Friday, Sept. 15. Four ting out this edition by working from the home of its owners, Jim and Karen Dawkins, who were the only staffers not to lose power. Emilie Socash, executive director of the Pinellas/Pasco Federation, monitored the situation in the community from her out-of-town evacuation destination until the was able to reopen on Tuesday, Sept 12. Chabad of West Pasco served as a hurricane shelter for the duration of the storm, providing accommodations and meals for evacuees from Miami. Meanwhile, Chabad Centers throughout the Tampa Bay area offered hot meals to those without power or just in need of a hug for surviving the ordeal. All of the Chabad of Tampa Bay effort, including 50 young pro fessional and student volunteers, who were to travel by buses to the Naples, Marco Island area in a few days to help folks there. Menorah Manor assisted two other nursing homes, one in Charlotte County and another in Pasco County, to evacuate their residents by lending them their 16-passenger bus for a day. Menorah Manor also sent a truck with food, water and Rabbi Yossie of West Pasco to those


At 2 a.m. Monday as the storm was hitting hard, Goldstein was walking the halls with Major, the 1-year-old son of a staffer, in his arms, trying to keep the wiggly child from waking others. Later, Major sat on a sleeping bag in steins dog both baby and dog content. At Weinberg Village, people watched the movie Mama Mia during the storm. Across the bay at Menorah Manor, Janice LeVine, wife of Menorah Manors medical director Dr. David LeVine, played the piano, just to take her mind off things. Soon she was surrounded by children and they had a sing-along as the kids requested Bruno Mars tunes. Rabbi Leah Herz, Menorah Manors staff rabbi, joined in. When an elderly woman devel oped a tooth problem, Dr. LeVine determined it needed to be pulled something he had never done before. He consulted with colleagues on the outside and found what he needed for the job and pulled her tooth, using topical anesthetic. She did beautifully, said Judy Ludin, chief development for Menorah Manor. At the facilities on both sides of the Bay, the routine of regular activities was maintained for the residents and kosher meals were offered three times a day. Wi-Fi was available for all to keep other relatives and friends up to date on how they were weathering the hur ricane. Goldstein at Menorah Manor and Sultan at Weinberg Village cellent job of caring for the residents at their facilities and making the residents feel safe and secure. After the storm passed, some Menorah Manor staff members found their homes had no power and were allowed to stay on, with their families. At Weinberg Village, one staffer who was not immediately allowed back into her Because schools were closed for the entire week in Pinellas County, daycare service for Menorah Manor staff family members was offered through the end of the week. JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 19 SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 5, 2017 Inscribe us in the Book of LifeNew Year. 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When the power went out in St. Petersburg a back-up generator switched on seamlessly, and at Weinberg Village, the facility never even had to use its generator. Staff and families came in to stay during the hurricane and we were so prepared that the event was uneventful. Of course, you have to consider how fortunate it was that it did not hit us as a Category 5 but more as a .5, said Dan berg Village. At both Menorah Manor facili ties and at Weinberg Village, staff workers were invited to bring their families and pets and stay for the duration of the storm a move that not only ensured an abundance of staff help but had the added bonus of staff family members pitching in to help in a variety of ways. It was an unbelievable sight to watch the families arrive on Saturday. We had people greet them at the front door to welcome them like they were coming to s 5-star hotel, Goldstein said, noting that during the storm the Menorah Manor facilities housed about 180 residents, 100 staff members and 200 family members. At Weinberg Village there are about 80 elderly residents and they were joined throughout the storm by about 25 staff members and 25 staff family members, including one child only 6 months old and the 65-year-old mother of a staff member. truck with battery operated fans, kets, towels, clothing and diapers. Hillels of the Suncoast students and others who have volunteered will sort out the donated items so they can be sent where most needed. Alissa Fischel, director of development at the Tampa JCCs and Federation, said that Jacksonville the Federation is waiting to hear from Federations that cover the hard hit areas in the Florida Keys, Naples and Miami to assess their send and where to send them. The Pinellas/Pasco Federation issued a call for people to go to a local blood bank to donate blood. Before Irma hit, both local federations set up a web portal for their communities in the event of an emergency. A nationwide initia tive, the web portal allows organizations and communities to set up individualized sites where community members and leadership can communicate with each other. Folks can indicate if they are safe or need help, if they wish to donate able resources as well as receive timely updates from all partici pating community agencies. The Tampa JCCs and Federation web portal is Jewishtampa.recovers. org. The Pinellas and Pasco Federation uses jewishpinellaspasco. In an email to the community, Socash said she decided to set up this communitywide disaster resource after Charlottesville, envisioning using it should the area ever face a similar hate-based rally. Then after seeing the devculty in communication, she said. I could imagine how it could be doubly helpful in the unlikely event we faced such a situation, she said. Today we face this situation.