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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 33758-6970HONOR ccontinued on PAGE 9 FUNDRAISERS continued on PAGE 9 VOL. 32, NO. 6 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA OCTOBER 6 19, 2017 12 PAGES Just a nosh.. Just a nosh..Complied from JTA news serviceDO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. Join our page @ Meet Yael Mor, Did you know?our communitys year-long ambassador from Israel! Yael is excited to be the Federations newest connection to Israel and looks forward to helping us learn, grow, and connect! You can learn Hebrew with Yael! The Federations new Hebrew Hour language lunch-and-learn sessions will begin October 18 and be held every other week. See article inside for full details! rfntb fnf The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FLf fb ADVERTISEMENT On Sunday, Sept. 17 Chabad Young Professionals of Tampa and Chabad of USF led 43 volunteers on a relief mission to Naples, a community hit hard by Hurricane Irma a week earlier and still reeling from the blow. The team was comprised of students and young adults from north and south Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. In Naples they met up with teams from Miami and Orlando, forming a convoy of kindness to provide hope and assistance, to the people of the region. Upon arrival, the volunteers broke into teams based on their skills, and were then dispatched to locations across Naples and the Everglades. One team led by Aaron Silberman, an advisory board member of Chabad Chai of South Tampa, called the heavy hitters, scenes, including patching a 10foot hole in the roof of Rabbi Fishy Zaklos of Chabad of Naples. The group then began driving to the location of someone who needed to be checked on. They arthe home next door had a huge tree hanging over its roof. The team knocked on the womans door, to gle mother, Joanne McWilliams, and her children were living in fear that the tree was about smash through their roof. There had been Chabad volunteers deliver storm relief to SW FloridaBy BOB FRYER Jewish PressAlthough Chapel Hill Memorial Park cemetery in Largo is still conducting burials, damage sustained during Hurricane Irma has forced closure of the grounds until further notice for those wishing to make gravesite visits. The cemetery, owned by the of Pinellas County, could remain closed to visitors for months, depending on how quickly funds are raised to repair the extensive damage. Already, community members have contributed $12,000 for repairs, but that does not come close to the $93,000 needed to restore the facility to pre-storm conditions. Efforts to raise the needed funds got a boost this week when the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties approved moneyGravesite visits suspended; damage estimate climbs will feature both nationally known authors and local writers who have published books on diverse topics including spiritual connections, our relationship with food and some unbelievable yet true stories. The book fest opens on Thursday, Oct. 26, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 29, with an All-Day of Authors event from 10:30 a.m. through 8 p.m. community. Guests to book festival events do not need to be book lovers or readers, nor do they need to read the ra Manners, select exciting authors covering amazing topics, providing for fascinating conversations. Each event is presented in a compelling, entertaining and fun way. Always, we celebrate Jewish themes, authors and literature. Reservations are required for the Friday luncheon and are strongly encouraged for the other events. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: www. All event programs will conclude with a book signing by the featured authors.Jewish book fest to showcase Jewish authors, celebrate Jewish themesThe Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties will hold its annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Sunday, Oct. 29, a day after a new event, Catalyst 2018, will offer Campaign. Super Sunday and several more days of fundraising follows. Each night of the week a different group of volunteers from the Federations societies representing various constituencies such as Maimonides (healthcare professionals) and YAD (Young Adult Division) will lead the fundraising activities. Annual Campaign funds support communitywide Jewish programming sponsored by the Federation, partner agencies, and synagogues as well as supporting the ever-changing needs of the global Jewish community, including speOctober fundraisers aim to be super campaign catalyst A team of volunteers along with Rabbi Pinny Backman, Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, and Rabbi Fishy Zaklos help to remove debris from the home of a World War II hero, Katherine Nolan. RELIEF continued on PAGE 12 BOOK FEST continued on PAGE 6 CEMETERY continued on PAGE 12 These books by local authors will be featured.Chapel Hill cemetery is open for funerals but closed to other visitors due to damage from hurricane Irma.Ludin, Schick awards to honor 2 young womenThe Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties will present two prestigious honors the Dr. Edward N. Ludin Young Leadership Award and the Alfred Schick Scholarship, at its newly created signature event, Catalyst 2018. ceive the Ludin Award, and Arielle Radin, the recipient of the Schick Scholarship. rys Ice Cream, will be the guest speakers for the Catalyst 2018 event Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Largos Central Park Performing Arts Center. preneurial spirit, full of anecdotes and radical business philosophy. Catalyst 2018 also will mark the beginning of the Federations 2018 Annual Campaign.As SNL host, Gal Gadot speaks Hebrew of Saturday Night Live, spoke Hebrew, kissed SNL cast member Kate McKinnon and went on a date with O.J. Simpson. Gadot, who was the 2004 Miss Israel and played the title character in this summers hit movie Wonder Woman, opened her stint on the show with a monologue in which she switched to Hebrew to address her friends and family back in Israel, who were watching the show one, I just wanted to let you know that this might be a big mistake, she said in Hebrew. The writers here clearly know nothing about Israel. In every sketch they had me eating hummus. I mean, I love hummus, but theres a limit. They are very nice, but not very intelligent... The message was subtitled in English. In one sketch, Gadot portrays a Bosnian woman on a blind date with newly released from prison O.J .Simpson. She doesnt know who he is because she didnt see much news from the U.S. during the war in her country. Gadot also returns as Wonder Woman at home on the island of Themyscira, when it is visited by lesbians who are disappointed to learn that none of the beautiful women who live on the island are lesbians. Gadot offers to kiss one of you and see if I feel something, leading to a sexy kiss with McKinnon that has gone viral on social media. NY lm screening on Kurdish ghters sold out despite terror threatDespite a reported terror threat by the Islamic State, 500 people attended a sold-out screening in New York of the French-Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. Police provided heavy security for the screening Monday, Oct. 2, of Peshmerga at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, including the ISIS terrorist group. the Kurdish male and female combatants for whom the A supporter of Kurdish sovereignty, Levy was in the of voters in a controversial referendum supported independence.


PAGE 2 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 6 19, 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 PRESS.To RECEIVE THE PAPER or for ADDRESS CHANGES, Call (727) 530-3223 Go to info@jewishpinellas.orgOCTOBER 20Press Release ...........Oct 6 Advertising ..............Oct 10NOVEMBER 3Press Release .........Oct 20 Advertising ..............Oct 24NOVEMBER 17Press Release ..........Nov 3 Advertising ...............Nov 7 Theres more than one way t o a nswer the call. l. Not a f an o f the phone? We hear you. You don t hav e to pick up to donate on Super Sunday. Its y our c all. Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:00a-1:00p Generously Hosted By: Superior Uniform Group 10055 Seminole Blvd Seminole, FL 33772 Not just a tel-a-thon! Join us for Kosher Food Lots of Fun PJ Library Arts & Crafts Teen Service Project And More! 4 w ays t o give T ext T ext T I m is s ed the call to 727-692-1992 S top b y ou r co mm u n it y w ide fu n draising eve n t Go olds chool a n d pick u pick u pick p t h e pho n e Give online at jewi s hfede r atio n s.o r g Sign up by emailing Diana at or calling 727-333-3104. 12 4 Oct 26 3rd Annual Mega Challah BakeOct 28 Catalyst 2018: An Evening with Ben & Jerry Oct 29 Federations Super SundayNov 9 Gulf Coasts Annual Faces GalaDec 3 CBI Chase the Dreidel 5KDec 17 PJ Library Teddy Bear TeaJan 27-29 TBE Art FestivalFeb 10 Florida Holocaust Museums Annual To Life GalaFeb 25 TBI Food Festival & Purim Carnival Mar 11 CBI Chaivana Nights GalaMar 24 Gulf Coast Golf Like a Rock StarApr 15 Jewish Heritage FestivalApr 29 Sonya Miller Women of Distinction The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FL October 28th, 2017 CENTRAL PARK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER rff 7 pm: VIP Cocktail Reception ntb 8 pm: Program nb tfbbbb LOUIS ORLOFF PHILANTHROPIC FUND AT TOP JEWISH FOUNDATIONdouble scoop sponsor double scoop sponsor Accuracy in Middle East ReportingWho: Nadine Richterman, the Florida Regional Director of CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America When: 10/24/17 7 pm Where: Bank of Tampas New Pinellas Location: 10980 S. Belcher Road Largo FL 33777 Light refreshments: soft drinks, coffee & dessert


JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 3 OCTOBER 6 19, 2017 Emilie SocashExecutive Director, Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties Perspective Perspective This musical, set in 1970, opens at the last day of sitting Shiva for Sam Silvers beloved wife. The show explores love, loss and nding a reason to live again.November 2-12Catherine Hickman Theater 26th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd, Gulfport Thur-Fri-Sat @8PM Sat & Sun @2PMTickets$18 online at $20 at the door (cash only) This musical, set in 1970, opens at the last day of sitting Shiva for Sam Silvers presents the world premiere of an original musical by Gil Perlroth 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 $3.50 Power is the ability not just to tell the story of that person. The quote jumped out at me at about 10 minutes in to the TED talk I was listening to. Entitled The dana singular way that one only feels pity, or thinking of murderers after her reading of American Psycho Forward one of an Israeli woman torn between being a news and yiddish and youll see what I mean). might just be my long-lost doppelganger after readForward is somewhat disappointed to learn that most people arent like this. (Its possible he and I are the rare In other words, those who seek meaning as their to be more than one identity or one story or one way had a few paragraphs to think about it. Wait. It feels was To Nevertheless say Yes to Life: A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camps (translated from the German), then From Death-Camp to Existentialism Mans Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy (in its modern English edition). asking about the meaning of life, and instead think ries. A Night Divided one for ages 9 to 11-ish) and brought it home to my girls. bibliophile, I downloaded the audiobook so we may single story, of only holding knowledge of your on your meaning. Gerta and her family ultimately Liked it? Loathed it? Want to react? I would welcome your feedback and can be reached at danger of a single story: questioning mans search for meaning withJoy Katzen-Guthrie Humanistic Jews of Tampa Bay Tradition! Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.Admission $10 at the door, children under 12 freepresentsUnity of Tampa 3302 W. Horatio St., Tampa, FL 33609A Concert of Yiddish Songs and Broadway and Hollywood Classics Tillerson urging him to deport a guard. land in 1943. The 29 members of Congress the New York Daily News reported. tion for immigration, but Poland, to take him.Deport ex-Nazi guard, NY Congress members urge Rex Tillerson


Chabad of St. PetersburgChallah bake: Women are invited to participate in the third annual Mega Challah Bake on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at The Club at Treasure Island. The goal of the program is to bring Jewish women of all backgrounds together to experience the power of numbers as women mix, knead, braid and bake together. The event is co-sponsored by Hadassah. The cost is $23 per person. To RSVP, go to or call Chabad at (727) 344-4900. Lunch and Learn: Women are invited to share an hour of camaraderie, inspiration and lunch at a session on Thursday, Oct. 19 at noon. There is no charge for the event. RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. To RSVP: or call the Chabad center. Human psyche explored: A 4-week course, Soul Maps, introduces participants to the Tanya, a 200-yearold text with a revolutionary look at human psychology. It provides kabbalah-based tools to help people gies for developing joy, purpose, and direction. The course begins on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and will continue Mondays through Nov. 27. Cost is $36 per person for all four weeks. To RSVP, go to or call Chabad.Temple Bnai Israel ClearwaterSunday cinema: There will be a showing of Taking Sides on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. The movie, based on the life of Wilhem Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic during the Nazi era. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend. Theater troupe comedy: Tickets are on sale now for Committed, the new S.A.G.E.S. (Senior Actors Guild & Education Services) comedy, written by Linda Goldman and directed by Judy Landis. The shows will be on Saturday Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the temple Casino night: Tickets are also on sale for Casino Night, an annual fundraiser that will be held on SaturPlay the night away at professional gaming tables and win prizes. The cost is $65 per person. Ticket includes food, two drinks and game chips. Hebrew class: Learn Hebrew so you can read and follow the prayers. Classes are offered on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 18 from 6-7 p.m. For members there is a $20 fee for books. For non-members it is $50. Bible study: Explore the Second Book of Samuel and discover a unique period of Jewish history. Rabbi Daniel Treiser will lead the classes on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 18 from 7-8 pm. There is no fee for members; $30 for non-members for the year. Playtime: There will be a playtime for preschoolers and parents on Sunday, Oct. 29 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. Call the 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.Cong. Beth Shalom ClearwaterJewish spirituality: Rabbi Danielle Upbin will lead a series of lectures on Jewish spirituality, on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in ture is on Thursday, Oct. 19, and the series continues through Dec. 21. In this course, the class will explore the foundations of Mussar as it relates to the weekly Torah portion and ones own inner development. The lectures will draw upon texts from the Jewish Spirituality Institute, including related texts and Torah commentary. Each session will incorporate time for meditation and other mindfulness practices. Living a Jewish Year: An adult education course on Living a Jewish Year will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The course is dedicated to studying and experiencing the holidays contained within the Jewish calendar and attempting to make a case for their continued relevancy in our present day and age. The course will evolve around the book, My Jewish Year 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, by Abigail Pogrebin. This series continues on Wednesday evenings, all and 29 and Dec. 6. Talmud classes: On Mondays, explore ancient legal tradition 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 classes will be held. Hafarot study: Join Johanna Bromberg for Hafarot study in the synagogue library on Wednesday, Oct. Torah study: On Saturday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. there will be a Torah study with Jason Palmer in the social hall. Cultural caravan: Join in a trip to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg on Sunday, Oct. 22 when folks will car pool from the synagogue parking lot at 1 p.m. to see the Paris Chic exhibit at the Dali. Those who do not want to car pool can just meet the group at the museum, RSVP to the synagogue Poker tourney: Save the date for a fundraiser poker tournament, sponsored by the Mens Club, on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:15 p.m. This will be a Texas Hold-em style event. at go/20f0e44aaa92ca13-2017 or call Jeff BrownChabad 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.Cong. Bnai Israel St. PetersburgGlobal Judaism: Explore the history of Jewish Bulgaria and learn who really saved the Bulgarian Jewish community during the Shoah. The ism series will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. and will include a light dessert reception. RSVP for this adult education event by calling Maureen Sechan in the synagogue email This event is free and open to the community. Temple Beth-El St. PetersburgBrotherhood schmooze: Families are invited to hang out and relax while children attend religious school classes on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon in the social hall. Enjoy a bagel and a cup of coffee and read the newspaper. On a recent Shabbat morning as I discussed the weekly Torah portion with residents at the Samson Nursing Center, I posed a thought-provoking question. We were delving into the book of Deuteronomy and reading a series of lengthy speeches given by Moses to the Israelites as they stood on the shores of the Jordan River, ready to cross into the Promised Land. Moses is recounting all the experiences they have had since their redemption from Egypt and admonishing them to continue to follow Gods laws so that things will go well for them in their new land. He also gives the people a synopsis sworn to their ancestors. The question I posed to the residents was the following, If you were about move to a new place, having only lived a nomadic life but now about to settle down, what would you want to know about your new home? The answers were creative and spot on. Id want to know what the other people who were living there were like, said one person. Id be interested in what the land itself was like would we be able to grow crops, other. But perhaps the best response of all was, Id like to know where I could That comeback elicited a huge laugh from the congregation. The response was not only funny but quite insightful. The list of priorities that one might look for when moving to a new area are very personal. While a young couple might put special emphasis on neighborhoods with highly rated schools for their children, a single person might prefer a downtown venue with nearby restaurants and a great health club. We would ask questions want to know where the nearest mall is located. There is one question however, that I believe is being asked less frequently by Jews than in past generations and that is, where are the temples and synagogues located? It wasnt ity for American Jews. They would shul shop, attending services at several congregations and interview rabbis in to be a part of was as important as school districts and drive times. But there is a great deal of current research that shows that proximity to a religious community is much less frequently considered, not only by American Jews across many denominations but across almost all American faith traditions. and complicated but there is a renewed focus on what can be done to turn this disturbing trend around. nection remains critical for American Judaism to survive and to thrive. Ours has always been a communal religion; prayer, study, observance of lifecycle events, and involvement in social action are meant to be experienced in community and not in isolation. My hope is that by listening to and addressing the needs of Jews throughout America and especially those in Pinellas County, Wheres the closest shul, will once again become a question just as important as, Wheres the closest mall? The Rabbinically Speaking column is provided as a public service by the Jewish Press in cooperation with the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis. Columns are assigned on a rotating basis by the board. The views expressed in the column are those of the rabbi and do not necessarily the Jewish Press or the Board of Rabbis. PINELLAS COUNTYReformTemple AHAVAT SHALOM 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 By RABBI LEAH M. HERZ Director of Spriritual Care, Menorah Manor PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 6 19, 2017 Congregations Shabbat Candle Lighting Times Important questions before a move


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SEMINOLE(1 1/2 BLOCKS WEST OF STARKEY)Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm HarborBook club: The temples book club will meet on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and discuss IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and Americas Most Powerful Corporation, by Edwin Black. For more information, contact Steve Konigsberg at (727) 399-1010, Sisterhood brunch: New and Sisterhood returning members are invited to enjoy a morning of socializing and enjoying a brunch in the social hall on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The brunch is free with paid Sisterhood membership. For more information contact Nicole Skalka at (713) 7053643, Debby Rosen online at Sunshine tot time: On Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10 11 a.m. the theme will be Two by Two as the Sisterhood sponsors a tot time with adult and child activities, Judaics and snacks. This is open to children from 1 through 4 years old and is free, but there is space for only eight. Each child will go home with a or emailing Mah jongg, mimosas and more: The Sisterhood invites women to a morning of mah jongg on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members, or $36 at the door. JCC of West Pasco Port RicheyAdult education: A class to study Pirkei Avot (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. Popular Jewish musician Sam Glaser will perform and speak at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater as the artist/scholar in residence on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4. Glasers soulful music has become part of the fabric of Jewish life in communities worldwide. He performs in an average of 50 cities a year and his energetic style and passionate delivery never fails to ignite the spirit of audiences of all ages, his biography states. Named one of the top 10 Jewish artists in the United States by Moment magazine and dubbed the hardest working man in Jewish music today, Glaser is equally comfortable behind a keyboard in intimate solo concerts, leading his top-notch band or headlining with full orchestra. While he typically performs in synagogues and Jewish Community Centers, he has appeared at such Los Angeles area venues: Greek Theater, Staples Center and Dodger Stadium as well as on Broadway and at the White House. He has traveled the world over in concert, from Sydney to London to Hong Kong to Tel Aviv. For his visit to Beth Shalom, he will be performing solo. The two-day stop here is part of his 25th Anniversary tour. He will sing during the synagogues Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6-7 p.m. This will be followed by a dinner and program featuring Glaser. On Saturday, Nov. 4, Glazer will be at the Shabbat morning services at 9 a.m., as well as at a kiddush luncheon and an after-lunch learning session. There will also be a late-afternoon and evening musical program on Saturday. Included will be Mincha, Havdalah and a light meal. The evening should appeal to people of all ages; everyone is invited. It has not yet been determined what, if any, fees there will be for meals nor the time of the late afternoon/ Glaser performs for the widest array of audiences of any Jewish artist; his fans range from those in the Reform and Conservative movements to Modern Orthodox and Chassidic groups. He has performed at the top Jewish national conventions. He has released Sam Glaser, a Top 10 American Jewish musician, scheduled at Clearwater Shabbaton Nov. 3-4 Sam Glazer in concert24 albums including the 2012 The Promise, which featured his original songs, Dancing in Jerusalem and Simple Song for Israel, both YouTube hits. Glaser also has published four collections of lyrics and a choral book. In his recording studio, Glaser Musicworks, he produces albums for a wide variety of recording artists and music for such networks as the WB, ESPN and Sports Channel. Glaser has served as director of the Yad bYad Youth Theater Troupe, music specialist at Camp Ramah, music director for the JCC Maccabee Games and as music director for the Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Simi Valley, CA. He frequents religious school retreats, NFTY, USY and NCSY events and collegiate Hillel Houses. He has produced such events as the annual American Jewish Song Festival, American Jewish Idol and Taste of Kosher LA. For six years Glaser acted as music coordinator for the Department of Continuing Education at the American Jewish University where he supervised the music curriculum and directed the cultural arts program. Nadine Richterman, the Florida regional director of CAMERA Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America will speak on media bias, especially as it relates to Israel and anti-Semitism, during a presentation Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Largo. Richterman will address the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties at the Bank of The event is open to the public, but for security purposes, advanced registration is required. Richterman will give an introduction to her organization. We need to learn about and be able to identify media bias and also know what you can do about it and why it is important to do so, she said. In learning more about the subject, participants will become more familiar with the history of modern Israel and learn more about the terms, occupied and disputed territories. She will also discuss what can be done on college campuses to assist students with increasing antiSemitic biases. Steve Schwersky, JCRCs co-chair, noted, It is very important that we are given a tool kit to help us become proactive and responsible. This will prove to be an eyeopening event, said Stuart Berger, JCRC co-chair. We are constantly seeking the truth; we need to learn what exactly is the truth, and what is not. We are very eager to have Nadine and CAMERA, come to our community. For more information, and to register for event, contact Maxine Kaufman, or (727) 333-3106. Media bias to be topic of presentation on Oct. 24


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGby William Shakespeare FUNDRAISERSAccelerating our campaign in the way weve done for the past two years allows us to focus on the other community-building support Federation pursues within our Jewish community, explained Elana Gootson, Federations director of Philanthropy and Collaborative Entrepreneurship. As in past years, Super Sunday will be held at Superior Uniform Groups facility in Seminole. Superior Uniform Groups CEO, Michael Benstock, lends the companys large cafeteria and call center to the Federation. Toni and John Rinde, the Super Sunday chairs, explained, Super Sunday is a longstanding Federation tradition. If you havent seen it or participated, you should come out and join us the energy is amazing and its a lot of fun. During Super Sunday, dozens of volunteers will be on the phones raising thousands of dollars in donations in a few short hours. Young Adults who are part of the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI) and Fed Fellows program will be on hand securing campaign commitments while teens will be onsite working on a service project. Beginning at noon on Sunday at the site, 10055 Seminole Blvd., there also will be be family and childrens activities such as PJ Library storytime plus kosher food for everyone to enjoy Volunteers are needed to help in planning Super Sunday activities, make calls, write thank-you notes, and cheer on the campaign team. Super Sunday can be such a fun day of community service, for callers, general volunteers, families, and kids, said Federation Executive Director Emilie Socash. Its a day of tzedakah and connection to our global community that resonates with all ages about. This will be my 13th Super Sunday, and Im hoping the community will help me celebrate appropriately by making and taking calls. Organizers urge all community members to answer the call even if you dont recognize the phone number to do your part in supporting Super Sunday, the local Jewish community and Jewry worldwide. Super Sunday is not just a local happening, but a national initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America seeking to support of the 2018 fundraising efforts. The rest of the country typically conducts Super Bowl. On that day in 2018, the Pinellas/Pasco Federation instead will once again hold a Thank-a-thon. Teen and Fed Fellow volunteers will call donors just to say, thank you. Those interested in volunteering should contact Gootson at (727) 530-3223 or email To make your donation prior to Super Sunday visit HONORThe Campaign opener and Ben & Jerry talk will begin with a VIP cocktail reception at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. The cost for those attending the reception is $118.50 and includes open bar and preferred seating. For those attending the program only, the cost is $54.50. Tickets are calling (727) 587-6793. In keeping with past tradition, the Dr. Edward N. Ludin Young Leadership Award will be awarded to a recipient who not only is actively involved with the Federation, but also in the broader Jewish and general communities. In a departure from tradition the honoree, Becca Tieder, is being announced beforehand to provide an opportunity for her family and friends to kvell alongside the community. Tieder has been an active member of the Pinellas Jewish community for more than a decade and in the past several years has held key leadership roles with the Federations Womens Philanthropy. With the Federation, Tieder has served as chair for Women of Distinction event, as well as volunteered with a special project to revamp and revitalize young adult programming. Beyond the Federation, Tieder is an active member of Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater, serving as event chair for the sold-out womens event that hosted Glennon Doyle Melton in 2016. She also serves as the founder of the OneStudent organization that seeks to eradicate sexual violence on college campuses and promote consent culture. She has been called upon to share ideas with forts by the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The Ludin Award was established in 1994 by Arlene Ludin to honor the memory of her late husband. The Ludin Award recognizes a young leader between the ages of 25-45 ability in the Jewish community and has the potential for greater leadership responsibility in the future. All nominees for the award nancial support for the Federations Annual Campaign. The winner of the award receives a cash sidy to attend a Jewish conference or expeFederations of North America Washington Young Leadership Conference. Previously the prestigious Schick Award annually honored a healthcare professional and member of the Federations Maimonides Society in the Pinellas and Pasco County region. But earlier this year the Maimonides Society leadership converted the initiative into a scholarship. Arielle Radin, a doctoral student at UCLA pursuing work in health psychology, will be the recipient of the Memorial scholarship to recognize a future medical leader. Radin grew up in Seminole, where her parents still live. She became a bat mitzvah Clearwater. A worthy recipient of the scholarship, Radin has done extensive research and authored publications related to the exploration of microbiomes, gut diseases, and related therapies. pated in a Young Judea Internship program, which placed her at Tel Aviv University where she researched the psychological effects of breast cancer. She received a MASA scholarship award, and has previously received a variety of awards including the AmGen Scholar Award, the American College of Gastroenerology Poster Award, a UCLA Alumni Fellowship, and an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship program. She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of arts in psychology and spent four years on the Deans List. The scholarships namesake, Alfred water, moving here with his family in 1960. During his career, he was chief of radiology president of Temple Bnai Israel and was active in the Jewish Federation. The award was established by his wife, Lisl Schick, in husband had done in the medical community and to keep his memory alive. (JTA) The Jewish owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association said he is considering a run for president. Mark Cuban, 59, who calls himself an Independent, said in a podcast released Tuesday, Oct. 3, that he is Considering, yes. Ready to commit to it, no, to on the podcast of Bakari Sellers, an attorney and former South Carolina congressman, the Washington Post reported. If I can come up with solutions that I think people can get behind, and truly solve problems, then it makes perfect sense for me to run. If it comes down to, do I think I can win because I can convince more people to vote for me? Then no, I wont run. A billionaire from Dallas, Cuban regularly appears as an investor on the ABC reality series Shark Tank.Mark Cuban considering run for president


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Residential Real Estate Inc.Ready to buy your condo on the beach or home in Pinellas County?Call: Marcy & Scott DanielsColdwell Banker Real Estate#1 Sales Team Clearwater & Clearwater Beach ofces www.marcydaniels.com727-560-8080 or 727-480-3515 ACCOUNTANT SIN GG ER CONSULTIN GG : OrganizationsHadassahArt talk: Connor Davis, development director of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, will be guest speaker at the general meeting of the North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Davis will speak on the history of the museum, its artists and exhibitions. The museum is on the campus of St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs. Those attending should bring a lunch. Coffee, tea, and desserts will be served. For more information call Janice Caine at (727) 726-3735 or Betty Slavney at (727) 446-5895. Drag queen bingo: The Lylah Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will hold a drag queen bingo night to raise funds for breast cancer research at Hadassah. The event will be on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Hamburger Marys, 28910 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. The cost is $10 for bingo cards. RSVP to Hamburger Marys at (727) 4006996. For more information, contact Terri Tankel at or call (727) 365-8165.Genealogical SocietyExplore Largo Library: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, for an introduction and tour of the genealogical holdings of the library, with an emphasis on the librarys subscription data bases. The Largo Public Library has one of the most extensive genealogical collections in the Tampa Bay region including a large collection of books on Jewish Genealogy.   Volunteers will remain after the tour to help interested persons with guided assistance.   Those attending are asked to bring library cards if you have one for easy access to online genealogical resources. Job-LinksCareer counseling: Free motivational The Jewish Alliance to End Domestic Abuse (JAEDA), a program of Jewish Women International, along with the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force (DVTF) are presenting a performance of The Yellow Dress at the St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. This one-woman show is based on the experiences of women who were victims of dating violence or sexual assault. The Yellow Dress, a presentation of Deanas Educational Theater, is a powerful play that tells the story of a young woman who is involved in a relationship that begins as young love and ends in tragedy. The play is meant to help viewers identify the warning signs of abusive behaviors and suggest ways to assist friends and family members who may be in an abusive rela tionship. The Yellow Dress program is an effective way to complement our educational and advocacy efforts around the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence, said Bobbie Hodson, task force chairperson. JAEDA Chairperson Ellen Woll added, JAEDA believes that this powerful production gives the audience accurate information, tools for intervention and reinforces the concept that verbal, emotional and physical violence are never acceptable in any relationship. Lissette Campos of ABC Action News will serve as emcee, and The Real Clash Band will perform. The program is free to all students with a valid student I.D. and is especially appropriate for those in high school and college. Other adults are also welcome. Cost is $10 at the door (cash or check made out to JWI). Reservations are requested by Monday, Oct. 16, via email to jaeda1492@ Additional sponsors are: Hands Across the Bay, Julie Weintraub; The Manny and Ruthie Cohen Foundation; The Tampa Bay Rays; Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (GCJFCS); The Clearwater Chapter of Jewish Women International; St. Petersburg College, Clearwater; Done Right Documents; The Doug and Maureen Cohn Foundation. Monday Morning Links sessions from 9:30 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. Upcoming sessions are: On Oct. 16,   the topic is What To Do If Your Job Search Stalls   and on Oct. 23, the topic is   Dos and Donts A Recruiters Perspective. Recruit ers from Bank of America will speak at the Oct. 23 session. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation. There are also Success workshops on select Thursdays to aid with job-search skills. The next ones are on Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mastering Change & Transition and on Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Is Your Brand Helping You Land a Job? These are free for   Tampa Bay Job-Links   full pro gram participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. To RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email   RSVP@, or visit www.TBJL.or g.Support groupsAlzheimers caregiver group: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. Petersburg, on the For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750.Jewish group co-sponsors The Yellow Dress, one-woman drama on domestic violence GIFTSTHE A PPPP RO PP RIATE SYM PP ATHY GG IFT:   received, and always   well remember ed! 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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 11 OCTOBER 6 19, 2017 727.789.2000 OBITUARIES of Jewish community members, both local residents and individuals whose survivors live in the area, are published as a FREE public service in the Jewish Press of Pinellas County, based on information supplied by the family to the funeral home. Informaiton may also be submitted directly in writing to the Jewish Press. Email to or send to PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758. Be sure to include contact information. The information contained in the published obituary is at the discretion of the Jewish Press. dwd tyb hrwbq tyb A Sacred Trust Michael, Mandi, David, Pati and Steven GrossDAVID C. GROSSFUNERAL HOMES 6366 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Fl 33707(727) 381-4911Reform Conservative OrthodoxGeneration to Generation, our reputation for superior service and fair pricing has made us the areas most often chosen Jewish funeral provider.THE JEWISH FUNERAL HOMES OF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES830 N. Belcher Road Clearwater, Fl 33765 Michael, Mandi, David, Pati and Steven Gross Obituaries 12905 Wild Acres Rd. Largo, FL 33773 Serving the Pinellas County Jewish Community since 1968The 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 Florida Zander Amichai WeizmanZander Amichai Weizman, son of Rabbis David Weizman and Danielle Upbin of Clearwater, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater. A seventh grade student at Country Day School, Zander excels in math and loves to read. Active in sports, he is a star player on the schools basketball team and enjoys spending time at the Clearwater Boxing Center. For his mitzvah project Zander collected new and gently used Lego blocks to be distributed to Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services programs. Special guests will include grandparents from South Florida, along with family and friends from Ohio, Missouri, Texas, New York and Camp Ramah Darom.Noah William AdelsonNoah William Adelson, son of Oren and Stephanie Adelson of St. Petersburg, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Congregation Bnai Israel in St. Petersburg. A seventh grade Principals List student at Fitzgerald Middle School, Noah enjoys competing in Quiz Bowl and Science Olympiad. Active in sports, he is a member of the schools track team and also participates in the Junior Tritons basketball league. Oren and Stephanie Adelson will host a celebration at the Tradewinds Resort on Saturday, Oct. 21. Special guests will include family and friends from Israel, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida.Aurora Keren Goldish-DeSantoAurora Keren Goldish-DeSanto, daughter of Madelaine Goldish and Keith DeSanto of St. Petersburg, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. Aurora is a seventh grade student at Shorecrest Preparatory School. Active in gymnastics and advanced tumbling, she also enjoys skiing and travel. Madelaine Goldish will host a reception at the Bayfront Tower on Saturday evening, Oct. 21. STEPHEN BRAGIN, 87, of Belleair, died Sept. 13. Born in New York, he grew up in Tampa, later moving to Pinellas County. Active in the community, he served in many organizations. Clearwater, he was a past president, a board member and past president of South East Region for Reform Temples pointee for Union of American Hebrew Congregations Commission on Jewish Education A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, he served in the Korean Trust Company. He spent 10 years as regional development director for the University of South Florida, and then the development director of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art. Survivors include his children; Janet and Marc; and his grandchildren. (Curlew Hills Memory Gardens) ERNEST FRIEDMAN, 87, of Largo, died Oct. 2. He was born in Brooklyn, and served in the United States Army. C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) 90, of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 24. Survivors include her son Jay Jacobs; and two grandchildren. The family suggests C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) 62, of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 18. Born in New York, he moved here when he was 6 months old, growing up in St. Pete Beach. He attended Sunshine Elementary, Azalea Middle School, Boca Ceiga High School and received a degree from St. Petersburg Junior College. He was a former member of Congregation of 38 years, Joni; son Jack; daughter Antoinette; a twin brother, Al, and a brother Robert. (R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home) 80, of Tarpon Springs, died Sept. 19. Born in Brooklyn, he served in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Grace; son and daughter-in-law Andy and Karen Kemp; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and John Grima; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel) 87, died Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) 32, of Atlanta, died Sept. 15. He was employed as the manager of Lanier Raceplex as well as a full-time student at North Georgia State University majoring in electrical engineering. He also coached the soccer team, the Blazing Lazer Ponies in Sugar Hill, GA. Survivors include his wife, Kasandra Moll; two sons, Murdok Moll and Maverick Moll; mother, Marcia Moll; father ArKlett; father-in-law, William Klett. The family suggests memorials be made to Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor. 67, of tersponder, serving with the Hillsborough for 33 years. For several years he was a member of Aeromedical Transport serving Tampa General Hospital. He was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. Survivors include Kelly Sapp and Tracy Milosevich. The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties is organizing a new group, the Culture Club, which will offer a range of arts and culture events for local Jewish community members to attend together. be a lecture and exhibit by internationally known Judaic artist Helen Zarin on Friday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Dunedin. Maxine Kaufman, director of Arts, Culture and Education for the federation, is organizing the club. We are fortunate to live in a community where opportunities to view and experience various forms of arts and culture come to us, Kaufman said. If we can make the connection to our collective Jewish heritage, then it is incumbent upon us to seize every opportunity. The group will enjoy existing events in the broader community artists lectures, musicals and plays, exhibits, cultural exhibitions that are of interest to the Jewish community. Attendees will cover the cost of attendance and any food or drink, if applicable; theres no membership fee to participate in the groups activities and all ages are welcome. For this initial Culture Club event, Syd Entel Galleries owner Susan Benjamin said the gallery is happy to open this private event with artist Zarin to the Jewish Federation and its constituency. Zarin is originally from Shiraz, Persia. She grew up as an Orthodox, observant Jewish woman in a predominately Muslim world. This presented many challenges beginning to paint at age 5. Showencouraged her to invest in her artistic endeavors. Conditions in her native country eventually compelled Zarin to turn elsewhere for creative nourishment. Hard work and talent are not enough for an artist to progress and blossom; creative freedom in the right atmosphere is essential, Zarin remarked. In the pursuit of these artistic prerequisites, she to the United States in 1993. Her painting style delves into the impressionistic with abstract elements of bold color. Her sweeppaintings, pouring the emotions of love, intimacy, joy, and angst onto her canvases. For more information about the Culture Club trip to meet Zarin and see Zarins work, contact Kaufman at or (727) 333-3106. Space is limited. Federations new Culture Club plans outing to artists exhibit, lecture Two works by Helen Zarin, a Persian -born Jewish artist. Bnai Mitzvah


One of the most memorable moments came when a group visited a nursing home that had been without power for days and was running dangerously low on supplies. The volunteers provided them a truckload of drinks, snacks and clothes, as well as toiletries. The women began to pray in thanks for G-ds help in the form of the volunteers. One lady told a student, Youre a beautiful angel. Bill Barnett, the mayor of Naples, put it best when he addressed the group. We needed your help, and youve answered the call, and we will not forget the kindness youve shown today. Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski of Chabad Chai of South Tampa and Rabbi Pinny Backman of Chabad USF commented on how inspired they were by the devotion of so many students and young professionals to help those most in need.   Rabbi Dubrowski, who helped or ganize the Naples trip, said that in addition to that effort, a U-Haul truck full of supplies was PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 6 19, 2017 RELIEFno power for several days and she had nowhere to turn.   Immediately the team reassured her they were there to help, and would remove the tree. Using chain saws, machetes, and power saws, they removed the tree, limb by limb. You must have been sent by G-d, McWilliams said. Another team was sent to remove debris and bring supplies to a school in the Ever glades. Teachers there cried at the site of the Chabad volunteers.   And others were sent to clean up a home belonging to Katherine Nolan, a 96-year-old World War II hero. She was one of the fewwomen serving in the military who helped liberate Nazi concentration camps. One of the volunteers whose grandparents survived those camps was awestruck by the opportunity to give back to Nolan, a woman who had given so much. CEMETERYand a no-interest loan, but more is still needed. Shortly after Irma blew through last month, Doug Negretti, chair man of the Jewish Burial Society, said damage repair estimates ranged from $50,000 to $75,000. Now, with updated repair estimates, that figure has risen to sent to Key West through Caring for the Keys, an organization started by a Chabad USF Alumnus who now is part of Chabad Young Professionals.   Chabad Florida headquarters is continuing to send supplies and meals to the Caribbean as well, he said.     While we hope and pray that there be no more natural disasters, it was heartwarming to see our community rise to the occasion, and give of their time and recourses to help out those who need them most, said Rabbi Dubrowski. The relief effort to Naples was sponsored in part by Doug and Maureen Cohn. $93,000, he said, and could climb higher once the extent of damage to the irrigation system is known. We are still holding burial ser vices. That never stopped. We have had six burials since the storm. But we rope off the rest of the cemetery when we have burials and we are not allowing people to visit the graves of loved ones because we are afraid someone could fall into a hole and get hurt, said Negretti. When a burial service is not taking place, the entrances to the cemetery are blocked.   He noted that the Jewish portion of the cemetery was largely un scathed by the hurricane, but other sections of the cemetery were not so fortunate.   When eight huge trees and 20 medium sized ones were blown down by Irma, the roots of the toppled trees destroyed storm sewage and irrigation lines and left gaping holes in the ground. In one case, a casket entangled in roots of a large tree was unearthed when the tree toppled. The casket has since been reburied, Negretti said, and the downed trees, save for stumps and roots, have mostly been cut and cleared from the cemetery. I have everything lined up to get repaired. We plan to replace anything broken, Negretti said.   Half of the drainage system is knocked out and the irrigation main was destroyed, so we need to replace the main. Then we can turn the irrigation system on, zone by zone, to tell how much of it is damaged, he said. To get it all back where it was before, it will probably take six months, he said. Even if all work is not done right away, he is hoping the large tree stumps can be removed and the ground can be leveled so   gravesite visitations can resume in about a month. Some help is on the way   Jewish Federation Executive Di rector Emilie Socash said the board met Tuesday night, Oct. 3 and took the following action: the 2017-18 allocation of $10,000 to be paid immed iately and applied to the urgent needs. additional $10,000 in funding as an incentive match to monies raised by local synagogues.   Burial Society up to $30,000 as quickly as it s needed, interest-free Socash said she also submitted a request for $25,000 on behalf of the Burial Society to the national emergency fund of Jewish Federations of North America. She said he hopes to know in the next couple of weeks if that will be funded.   Negretti said the damage is not covered by insurance. Earlier this year, on April 1, anniversary of the Burial Society, formed by mem bers of St. Petersburgs Congregation Bnai Israel and Temple Beth-El, purchasing the 15-acre facility. At the time of the purchase from a national cemetery company, Burial Society members pledged to restore and upgrade the facility, which had been in decline. In the years since, a variety of improvements have been made there, including repairing the ir rigation system, refinishing the roads, upgrading signs, adding new grass, doing extensive landscaping and better grounds maintenance, installing a wash basin for hand washing as well as rock bins, creating a new pricing structure and adding other new features. Chapel Hill was started by Congregation Bnai Israel more than 45 years ago and was sold to a national cemetery company in 1998. It is a predominately Jewish cemetery although there are non-Jewish sections. About 8 of its 15 acres are cleared and the rest is undeveloped. The cemetery is located at 12905 Wild Acres Road in Largo.