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 Just a nosh.. Just a nosh..Complied from JTA news service ADVERTISEMENT www.jewishpresspinellas.com VOL. 32, NO. 7 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 12 PAGES DO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. Join our page @ www.facebook.com/jfed.pinellas Meet Judy Benjamin, Did you know?president of the Philip Benjamin Tower Foundation and a Federation Lion of Judah. Judy feels that caring for our older adults is one of our greatest duties, and as this population dominates our area, shes proud to be a part of this Federation beneciary organization. The average age of our Jewish community is 62 and nearly 10% of our areas total households are comprised of single men over 65 years old. Hungry for more numbers? See Emilies column on page 3. rfntbb fnf The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FLf f Lightning honor Holocaust survivor advocateAfter a year-long national search Hillel Academy chooses new head of schoolBy RON KAMPEAS JTA news service What Trump wants What happens now with the Iran deal By ROB GLOSTER J. Jewish News of Northern California via JTA Ofcials spot miracles amid ashes of Jewish camp in No. CaliforniaSurrounded by blackened vegetation, Camp Newmans iconic hillside Star of David survived a Allison B. Oakes, Hillels new head of school.Photo URJ Camp Newman Facebook pageLIGHTNING continued on PAGE 5 IRAN DEAL continued on PAGE 11 MIRACLES continued on PAGE 11 HILLEL continued on PAGE 7Israeli driver Alon Day races to rst NASCAR championship ings in the auto racing groups European series, which ended Oct. 15 with a race in Belgium. The Israeli was fourth in the race he needed only to complete the title after being well ahead in The Times of Israel reported. professional race car driver, third in the European series standings the past two seasons. Day, 25, who grew up in Ashdod, began competing training on computer-screen simulators because Israel Jewish coach leads Colombia national soccer team into World CupBUENOS AIRES, Argentina Led by its Jewish soccer team will play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. countryside, one of the main centers of Jewish immigration 2012 and led the nations return to the World Cup in 2014 following a 16-year absence from the world championship. In June 2016, he led Colombia to a third place in the prestigious Copa America, which was held in the record of 38 wins, 17 losses and 15 ties. ticipating in the FIFA World Cup for the second year in a row, albeit from the bench.Israeli man, receives kidney from daughter who died in accidentJERUSALEM A 66-year-old Israeli man received a Moshe Shimnoni came out of surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 17, as his daughter, Orit Gur, 44, was being buried Yediot Acharonot reported. liver were transplanted into other patients. Gur had signed an organ donor card several years ago, according to reports. something happened to one of us, wed donate our organs, her husband, Lior, said in his eulogy, The Times of Israel giving life to other people. The couple have two children, aged 20 and 16. Alon Day (L-R) Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, Community hero Carl Glassberg and team owner Jeff Vinik.
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Cong. Beth Sholom GulfportHonoring veterans: The congregation will honor all veterans of all wars on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Those scheduled to attend include State Rep. Ben Diamond, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, VFW Post 10174 Commander Tony Howard, along with a four-person honor guard and Gulfport Councilman Michael Fridovich, a Vietnam War veteran. This event is open to the public.Cong. Bnai Israel St. PetersburgGlobal Judaism: Explore the history of Jewish Bulgaria and learn who really saved the Bulgarian Jewish community during the Shoah series. The program will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. and will include a light dessert reception. RSVP by calling Maureen Sechan 1011 or email email@example.com. This event is free and open to the community. Musical Shabbat: There will be a special musical Friday night service featuring the music of Debbie Friedman, zl, on Friday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Friedman was one of the ers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. She is best known for her versions of Mi Shebeirach, the prayer for healing, and Oseh Shalom. Adoption awareness Shabbat: Join tional Adoption Month at an adoption awareness Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. Learn about adoption in Jewish tradition and how Jews as a community can continue to support the needs of our foster-adoptive community. Family Mitzvah Day: Registration is Corps or to sign up for Family Mitzvah Day, visit www.cbistpete.org/mitzvahcorps/ Veterans Shabbat: Veterans will be honored with a musical tribute during Shabbat services on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. Guest Speaker David Shapiro will speak about the military career and experiences of his father, Cong. Beth Shalom ClearwaterScholar in residence: Musician Sam Glaser will be the artist/scholar-in-residence at the synagogue on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4. Named one of the top 10 Jewish artists in the United States by Moment magazine, Glaser will both sing and teach during the Shabbat weekend events. On Friday, Nov. 3, he will service, which will be followed by a dinner and program featuring Glaser. The cost for the 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 will be Mincha, Havdalah and a light meal. The evening should appeal to people of all ages and the public is invited. Glaser performs in an average of 50 cities a year and his energetic style and passionate delivery never fails to ignite the ruach spirit of audiences of all ages. While he typically performs in synagogues and Jewish Community Centers, he has appeared at such venues Dodger Stadium as well as on Broadway and at the White House. All events are open to the community. RSVPs are requested and reservations for dinner are Living a Jewish Year: An adult education course on Living a Jewish Year was to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and continue into next year. 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 15 and 29 and Dec. 6. Jewish spirituality: Rabbi Danielle Upbin will lead a series of lectures on Jewish spirituality, on Thursdays from 12:30 2 p.m. in the synagogue library. The next lecture is on Thursday, Nov. 2, and the series continues explore the foundations of Mussar as it relates development. The lectures will draw upon texts related texts and Torah commentary. Each session will incorporate time for meditation and other mindfulness practices. 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 the synagogue Hafarot study: Join Johanna Bromberg for Hafarot study in the synagogue library on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Poker tourney: ing a fundraiser poker tournament, on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:15 p.m. This will be a Texas information at http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/20f0e44aaa92ca13-2017 or call Jeff Brown Temple Bnai Israel ClearwaterCasino night: Tickets are on sale for Casino Night, an annual temple fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday evening, Nov. Play the night away at professional gaming tables and win prizes. The cost is $65 per person. Ticket includes food, two drinks and game. Tickets for winning a choice of vacation options are available for $50. All tickets are available at 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 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 information. Senior get together: On Thursdays at 1 p.m., join other seniors and play mah jongg, Mexican train dominoes or bridge at the temple. Coffee and cake will be served. Israel trip meeting: Rabbi Treiser is leading a trip to Israel next summer from June 9-19. It will include a special journey to Jordan to visit the ancient city of Petra. Get the details and answers to questions about the trip at an informational meeting at the temple on Thursday Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Theater troupe comedy: Tickets are on sale now for Committed, the new S.A.G.E.S. 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 PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 Congregations PINELLAS COUNTYReformTemple AHAVAT SHALOM 1575 Curlew Rd., Temple BETH CHAI DAVID Temple BETH-EL Congregation BNAI EMMUNAH Temple BNAI ISRAEL ConservativeCongregation BETH SHALOM Congregation BETH SHOLOM Congregation BNAI ISRAEL OrthodoxCHABAD of CLEARWATER CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GREATER ST P ETERSBURG CHABAD of PINELLAS COUNTY PASCO COUNTY ConservativeBETH TEFILLAH/JCC OF WEST PASCO OrthodoxCHABAD OF WEST P ASCO HERNANDO COUNTY Reform Temple BETH DAVID Religious Directory Shabbat Candle Lighting Times Wow. What an awesome month. Having celebrated holidays that suit any great start for you and your family. spent time traveling for business or pleasure, you have most likely come across a copy of the Bible in your unaware of the come across a hotel room that did not summer stay-cation a couple of years Place on Earth there was a copy of the Bible. My dear friends, we most recently celebrated the holiday of Simchat Torah. The way we celebrate this holiday is begin testing everyone in Shul, or even studying or teaching. Rather, as one and equals, we all danced with the Torah; the young and the old, the college student and the grandparent. That is how we celebrated. But immediately thereafter, the next day, on Shabbat, we read the Parsha, the Torah portion of Bereishis, chronicling how G-d created the world in 6 days and rested on the seventh. The learning continues. a month without any holidays. Lest one present you with the antidote. However, it can only work if you use the origiyour very own copy. As part of a Jewish library, every Jewish home should have a Chumash, as well as a prayer book too. Many have the custom to make a resolution for the new year. And for gest that this year you commit to a few minutes of daily Torah study. The study of Torah can help us tap into the spirit of the high holidays, and connect us with the Source. you will see amazing results in your life. Never mind the hotel, with a book of Toto travel far, because your home will become the happiest place on earth. The Rabbinically Speaking column is provided as a public service by the Jewish Press. Columns are assigned on a rotating basis by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis. The views expressed in this guest column are those of the rabbi and do not necessarily views of the Jewish Press or the Board of Rabbis. By RABBI LEVI HODAKOV Chabad Center of ClearwaterThe happiest place on Earth Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking
Chabad of ClearwaterTorah and tea: Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov leads a Torah and Tea exclusively for women on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. There is no charge to attend. RSVP to MiriamHodakov@gmail.com or Temple Beth-El St. PetersburgCamp Coleman talk: Learn about summer camp at Camp Coleman during an informational meeting on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the all-purpose room. Camping weekend: The congregation will hold its annual camping trip on Friday through Campgrounds in Madeira Beach, 5400 95th St. N. This is an event for the whole family. Register at info@ templebeth-el.com. Brotherhood 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. Chabad of St. PetersburgHuman psyche explored: A 4-week course, Soul Maps, introduces participants to the Tanya, a 200-year-old text with a revolutionary look at human psychology. help people understand the source JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 Congregations Lenny s Lenny s 21220 U.S. 19 NorthJust south of Drew St. and north of S.R. 60727.799.0402Curing hunger...one meal at a time for 30+ yearsHome of the almighty danish basket!Best Breakfast in Clearwater! s Serving Breakfast & Lunch Anytime 6am 3pm ~ 7 days a week Jewish-style deli & much more! 2... 4... 6... 8... Who do we appreciate for more than 3 decades! ing 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. com or call Chabad. TGI Shabbat: There will be melody and song, conversation and just the right amount of Torah, dur3 at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge but reservations are appreciated. To RSVP, email info@chabadsp. com Kids Havdalah party: Light up family game night with a Havdalah ceremony and rocket balloon light show on Saturday, Those attending can make gourmet popular games with a Jewish twist. There is no charge but reservations are appreciated. To RSVP, email or call the Chabad center. Lunch and Learn: Women are invited to share an hour of LIGHTNINGpicture taken with Jeff Vinik and Steven Stamkos andreceiving a Lightning jersey even though it was too big. A retired accounting executive, Glassberg will be honored again Community Services Community Volunteer of the year on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Faces, the social service His generosity and his oversight of Program will be recognized alongside others who have overcome hardships with the help of Gulf Coast programs. Glassberg was born in 1930 and grew up in Manchester, NH. His grandparents owned a furniture manufacturing business where his father worked as sales manager. Glassberg studied mathematics and economics at Dartmouth and continued with graduate studies in accounting at the Tuck School of Business. He earned a law degree from Fordham University and countant. That led to a partnership at Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, a prestigious accounting firm headquartered in New York. He committee of the tax division of Public Accountants. sion helping those who survived the Holocaust and the love of his and he heard her life story: Poland, in 1930. At the age of 9, ported to Auschwitz by train. A faulty mechanism in the gas chamber prevented the Nazis from exdeath camp in Austria. Once again, Nazi plans to exterminate the prisoners were foiled when Gen. George Patton liberated the camp on the last day of the war. She somehow managed to be She was not a typical survivor. She would speak to other survivors and always wanted to help them. an interest in meeting other survivors. Those who have survived the by spending time with others who went through similar experiences. hances their quality of life and provides the emotional strength necessary to stay positive. groups and Carl quickly was tapped Survivor Program Advisory Comthe Holocaust Survivor Program offers assistance with victim restitution, homecare so survivors can remain in their own homes as long as possible, and emergency funds for low-income clients to help cover costs of medicine, food, transportation and other essential services. ago, the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. honored her contributions to survivors over the years. For his part, Carl remains a member of Holocaust Survivor Program Advisory Committee among his many volunteer efforts through the years to make life better for Holocaust survivors, whether helping them with their income tax calculations or volunteering at the Florida Holocaust Museum. He recently assisted in raising funds that helped meet the needs of 60 Holocaust survivors who live on income considered below poverty level. With this funding, Gulf Coast JFCS could provide hearing aids, glasses, emergency medical and pharmacy expenses, and dental care for the survivors. To Glassberg, the best part of receiving the Lightning Hero award was bringing more awareness to the fact a lot of survivors remain and He never misses an opportunity to point out the need for funds. As Holocaust survivors age, their needs grow and expenses increase. Our goal is to make sure survivors live out their lives in peace and with dignity. Never again should they worry about their next meal. said said Dr. Sandra Braham, Gulf Services CEO. He inspires us with his enthusiasm, and holds us accountable with his high standards. The Faces gala will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, on Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. with a welcome reception followed by dinner and the program honoring Glassberg and three other program For more information and to RSVP, go to www.gcjfcs.org/ faces2017. Floral Design Studio 6700 Central Ave., St. Petersburg local and worldwide delivery Weddings Events Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Redman Steele 727.343.1020 RedmanSteeleFlorist.net camaraderie, inspiration and lunch at a Lunch and Learn session on Thursday, Nov. 16 at noon. There is appreciated but not necessary. To RSVP, email Chaya@ChabadSP. com or call the Chabad center.Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm Harbor Temple Committee will present a talk on Chief of Police Tony Holloway on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., at the temple. .No RSVP is required. JCC of West Pasco Port RicheyAdult education: A class 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.
PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 rfrfn tbfbfbbfbfbrbb nbbbbbbbbbbb rrbnbb fffbffbrfnt nbbnnbr rfrbbb rrbtr r The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host two speaking appearances by noted Holocaust historian and author Victoria Barnett, PhD. on Nov. 9. Barnett is a scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where she directs the museums programs on ethics, religion and the Holocaust. Bar netts appearances one on the St. Leo campus and the other in Tampa have been timed to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. On Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, a series of violent attacks were carried out on Jewish temples, stores, businesses and homes in Germany, Austria, and part of what was Czechoslovakia. The pogrom left cities with streets littered with shards of glass from the store windows that were shattered. Many consider the state-sanctioned, anti-Jewish crimes of vandalism, arson, personal assaults, theft, and punitive taxation of the victims, the starting point of the years-long Holocaust. The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies annually marks the date by offering events devoted to educaAt the Saint Leo University campus in central Pasco County, Barnett is scheduled to present a talk, Theologian against the Nazis: New Questions, New Findings about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from 2 3:30 p.m., in the Student Community Center, 33701 SR 52, St. Leo. Bonhoeffer emerged at a young age author and an operative in a covert resistance movement against the Third Reich. His resistance activi ties were eventually discovered and he was executed by the Nazis. In Tampa, Barnett will present From Silence to Protest: Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Responses during the Holocaust from 79 p.m. in the McLoughlin Center, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa, directly behind Christ the King Catholic Church. Rabbi James Rudin, former senior interreligious advisor for the American Jewish Committee and a co-founder of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, will offer a response. Barnetts two lectures are free and open to the public. Because of limited seating, an RSVP for this event is required by Nov. 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the center, contact Director Matthew Tapie, PhD, at matthew.tapie@ saintle.edu.Holocaust scholar to discuss responses of various faiths to rise of Nazism Victoria Barnett By ANDREW TOBIN JTA news serviceKenny Ellis isnt a rabbi. But it wasnt much of a stretch for him to play one on TV. Ellis is a veteran cantor at Temple Beth Ami, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Santa Clarita, CA. After 27 years on the pulpit, he is breaking into prime-time TV with not one, but two, neral. Â He will lead the Mourner s Kaddish on HBOs Â Curb Your Enthusiasm and then again on NBCs Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Both episodes were scheduled to debut this month. A former aspiring actor and comedian, Ellis has a history with Curb creator and star Larry David. The two Jews met on the New York comedy circuit in the 1970s, where they honed their routines at clubs like The Improv and Catch a Rising Star. They reunited dur season of the hit comedy series. I was wondering if after all these years, he would remember me, Ellis said of David in a statement, and he did! Although the mens careers took very different paths, they both ended up being Jewish performers of sorts. In addition to his day job as a cantor, Ellis takes his standup comedy show The Man Behind the Matzoh Ball on tour and last year released an album called Hanukkah Swings. For his part, David co-created the legendary 1990s NBC comedy Seinfeld, which a ish. Curb, on which he plays a curmudgeonly version of himself, makes no apologies Â of this season, David has already rekindled his love-hate romance with the owner of a Los Angeles Palestinian chicken restaurant in hopes of escaping a fatwa declared against him by the ayatollah, and orchestrated what is dubbed the hooker mitzvah. Edie Falco is playing a more serious Jewish role as the star of the Menendez Murders Â true-crime miniseries. She is Â Leslie Abramson, the defense attorney for brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez, who were in real life famously convicted of murder for the brutal 1989 killing of their parents in Beverley Hills. Ellison will appear at the funeral of Falcos characters mother. Â Despite the dark subject matter, he was thrilled to meet the Oz, The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie star. It was so wonderful to hang out with Edie for the day, Ellison said. She was not only an amazing actress, but also, as sweet as can be. She didnt hide in her trailer between takes, instead, she hung out with us and kibitzed . After decades of studying and auditioning for acting roles, Ellis is as surprised as anyone award winners will draw on his synagogue experience. So, after all the years of acting classes, who would have thought that I would break into television doing the Kaddish memorial prayer? he said.Photo courtesy of Kenny EllisCantor Kenny Ellis with Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star Larry DavidCalifornia cantor turns prime-time rabbi with appearances on Curb and Law and Order
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PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 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 www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org $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 TAKE OUT ORDERS(727) 391-8393BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE DINING OPEN YEAR ROUND 7 DAYS A WEEKPARK PLACE CENTER 9015 PARK BLVD. SEMINOLE(1 1/2 BLOCKS WEST OF STARKEY)NEW YORK (JTA) The Conservative movement will maintain its ban on rabbis performing interfaith marriages while seeking to welcome couples who are already intermarried, according to a new letter signed by the movements four leaders. The letter addressed to the movements clergy, educators and leaders, follows a summer when a few prominent Conservative rabbis announced that they would begin officiating at intermarriages. It does not represent a change in the movements policy or practice of Jewish law. We affirm the traditional practice of reserving rabbinic officiation to two Jews, the letter reads. But the movements leaders continued they are equally adamant that our clergy and communities go out of their way to create multiple opportunities for deep and caring relationships between the couple and the rabbi, the couple and the community, all in the context of welcome and love that extends well before the moment of the wedding and well beyond it too. The letter was written by Rabbi Bradley Artson, dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and co-signed by Arnold Eisen, the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary; Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, CEO of the Conservative Rabbinical Seminary; and Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Since 2000, more than 70 percent of non-Orthodox Jews have married non-Jewish partners, according to the Pew Research Centers 2013 study of American Jewry. The other major Jewish denominations in the United States are split on the issue: the Reform movement allows intermarriage and the Orthodox prohibits it. Conservative Judaism aims to maintain fealty to traditional Jewish law while remaining relevant to the modern world. Its rabbis or attending intermarriages, but recently the movement has taken steps to welcome intermarried couples both before and after the wedding. This year, the movements synagogues voted to allow non-Jews as members. But several of the movements intermarriages, arguing that the movement has not gone far enough in embracing the spouses of many young Jews. Last December, Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom of Philadelphia was expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly umbrella group for performing intermarriages. In June, the Conservative-or dained clergy at Bnai Jeshurun, New York synagogue, announced that they would begin perform ing intermarriages. So did Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, who heads the experimental congregation Lab/ Shul in New York. Conservative leaders responded opposition to intermarriage while pledging to respect and welcome intermarried couples. The new letter echoes that sentiment. We all know that intermarriage is a loving choice people make in an open and accepting society, Rabbi Wernick told JTA. As rabbis and leaders, we also have a commitment to Jewish law and Jewish marriage. How do we create a language that acknowledges both of these realities as well as a commitment to welcome those Jews and families to journey Jewishly on this path?Conservative movement reafrms intermarriage ban, but urges communities to welcome couplesBy PENNY SCHWARTZ JTA news serviceBOSTON If New England Patriots star Julian Edelman retires from the NFL anytime soon, he clearly has a promising second career as a Jewish childrens book writer. In front of about 400 children and their families at Center of Greater Boston, the 31-year-old wide receiver and Super Bowl hero read a special edition of a childrens book he co-wrote last year. Unsurprisingly Edelman, who has Jewish ancestry recent years, was treated like a rock star. Hes a really good receiver and I hope I like his book, Ilan Sherman Kadish, one of Edelmans many young fans in attendance, said before the player spoke. The event was organized by PJ Library, the Massachusetts-based global Jewish childrens book giveaway program supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in partnership with other philanthropists and local Jewish community organizations. Flying High, a semi-autobiographical story about an endearing squirrel named Jules who is determined to play football, were mailed this month to 5-year-olds in Jewish homes across North America through the PJ Library program. Before Edelman read his book, the audience was shown a video with footage from his visit to Israel in 2015 (which was co-sponsored by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston). The crowd cheered loudly after the video as Edelman, wearing a brace from a preseason knee injury that has kept him from playing this season, made his way onto the stage. Edelman said onstage that the story of Israel reminded him of his own struggles to push past those who overlooked him. He was picked in the seventh was not projected to succeed in the league. But he has notched over 400 career receptions, helped the team win two Super Bowls and become quarterback Tom Bradys favorite target. I fell in love with the people of Israel, Edelman said, noting his admiration for how the small country thrives despite being surrounded by unfriendly countries. Its a theme he said he wanted to convey in a childrens book, especially after the birth of his daughter, Lily, last November, to whom he dedicated the book. The new PJ Library edition of Flying High includes emphasizes the storys Jewish content and values. Julian Edelmans childrens book gets a Jewish makeover photo by Etan Harmelech/Harold Grinspoon FoundationOne lucky fan had a fun encounter with Julian Edelman at a private reading of his book at the JCC of Greater Boston before the main event, Oct. 10, 2017.There is also a new reference to Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism. The dedication page includes one of Herzls most famous quotes: If you will it, it is no dream. The quote shows up in illustrations throughout the story as its young squirrel protagonist trains hard and perseveres against his detractors a group of animals that includes an eagle, a buffalo and a bear who ridicule him for being too weak, slow and small. The idea for the quote came from the Israeli-born Assaf Swissa, Edelmans co-author. Edelman told JTA after the event that while the quote was not central to Herzl quote. A second Flying High book is due out in time for Hanukkah, Swissa told JTA. Edelman has become an object of Jewish member of the tribe in a 2013 interview on the NFL Network. He has tweeted about Jewish holidays, wore an Israel pin during a game in 2014 and was named one of the best Jewish football players of all time by the American Jewish Historical Society last year. PJ Librarys founder, Jewish businessman Harold Grinspoon, and his wife, Diane Troderman, both philanthropists, attended the event with Edelman along with their grandchildren and other members of their family. Edelman is an amazing guy. Hes a heimische guy. Hes so real, Grinspoon told JTA, using a Yiddish term meaning friendly and down to earth. I love the [Flying High] story because its so true to who he is.
JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 9 OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 727.789.2000 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 Tina Solomon Kronenfeld, art educator and historian, will present New York! New York! Jewish artists in the Big Apple (1949-2000) on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7-9 p.m. as a program sponsored by the St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah. The program, which provides an overview on how New York became the worlds center for art, will be presented at Congregation Bnai Israel, 300 58th St., N., St. Petersburg. This event is open to the public. A lover of art since childhood, Solomon Kronenfeld received her BA in art education from the University of Maryland and a master of visual arts from Georgia State University. She taught at various high schools throughout DeKalb County, GA, reer at the historic Druid Hills High School home of Jewish playwright Alfred Uhry and NY Yankees player Ron Blomberg. The school also served as backdrop for the classic movie Remember the Titans. reer, Solomon Kronenfeld said, One of the things I am most proud of is the fact that many of my for mer students became art educators or artists, including Kara Walker, renowned artist and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. To RSVP, call or email Renee Lipman at (727) 698-0171 or email@example.com.Hadassah speaker to focus on 20th century NYC Jewish artists Tina Solomon Kronenfeld PAMELA S. BARRON 62, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 10. She was born in Boston and worked for many years as an employment recruiter. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel) JOEL S. PRAWER, MD, 66, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 11. He was born in St. Paul, MN, and was a family physician at Point Brittany Medical Center for 35 years. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed a three-year Family Practice residency at Bayfront Medical Center, where he continued to teach since his graduation. In June, he was awarded the outstanding preceptor award. His son, Adam, joined him in practice in 2012. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Cathy; son and daughter-in-law Adam and Catie Prawer; daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Ryan Lipton; brother and sisterin-law, Kenneth and Bonnie Prawer; mother-in-law Marie Herman; sisterin-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Gerry Krug; two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast Hospice. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) ROY S. SIEGLE, 96, of St. Pete Beach, died Oct. 8. Born in Philadelphia, he was a veteran of World Army Air Corps. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart and was honored by the French Foreign Service. He served as a 30-year board member of the Menorah Manor Foundation, holding positions as vice chair, treasurer, secretary and trustee. Survivors include his son, James Siegle (Michael Crawford); sisters-in-law, Margie Slott and Ellyn Mullin. The family suggests memorials to the Menorah Manor Foundation. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel)By BEN SALES JTA news serviceMark Zuckerberg wrote last December on Facebook that for him, religion is very important. Looks like he meant it. The Facebook co-founder has been invoking Judaism a lot lately. In May, he quoted a Jewish prayer at Harvards commencement. A few weeks ago he posted a picture of his daughter with a family kiddush cup. And on Saturday night, Sept. 30, he posted a public apology at the end of Yom Kippur. Although he was a member of the Jewish fraternity AEPi before he dropped out of Harvard, Zuckerberg didnt discuss his Judaism much before 2015. Replying to a comment last year, Zuckerberg wrote that he went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important. began nearly two years ago following then-presidential candidate Donald Trumps call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Being raised as a Jew, Zuckerberg wrote, made him sensitive to attacks on all minorities. After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others, Zuckerberg wrote, referring to that years terror attack in the French capital. As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isnt against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone. Zuckerberg invoked his Judaism again after the August white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Its a disgrace that we still need to say that neoNazis and white supremacists are wrong as if this is somehow not obvious, he wrote. case, shouldnt we?), Zuckerberg has reconnected a person and a father. His post featuring a collage of a kiddush cup, Shabbat candlesticks and homemade challah waxed about passing the cup from generation to generation. For shabbat tonight, we gave Max a kiddush cup that has been in our family for almost 100 years, he wrote, referring to his eldest daughter who turns 2 in December. (The couple welcomed a second child in August). Her great-great-grandfather Max got it after our family immigrated here and it has been passed down through our family ever since. At the Harvard commencement, Zuckerberg told graduates that he sings an adaptation of the Mi Shebeirach the traditional Jewish prayer for the sick when he tucks her in at night. And it goes, May the source of strength, whos to make our lives a blessing, he told the graduates in May, quoting a version of the prayer by the late Jewish songwriter Debbie Friedman and lyricist Rabbi your life a blessing. While the moguls newfound piety may be attracting attention, he is doing what any young Jewish parCLAL-the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Plenty of Jews lose interest in their religion, then reconnect to it after having kids. There are a million people in his age cohort who are deeply proud of being Jewish and are trying to Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty ImagesMark Zuckerberg delivering a 2017 commencement speech at Harvard University in which he quoted the Mi Shebeirach prayer.How Mark Zuckerberg embraced his Judaism You marry and partner and have a family, and its not surprising that the questions of How do I have a more meaningful life and build a better future become more important and powerful and imminent. InterfaithFamily.com was especially pleased that Zuckerberg, whose wife, Priscilla Chan, is not Jewish, has posted about his familys Jewish rituals. ly are making Jewish choices for their family is the best news with which to start the new year, wrote Ed Case, founder of InterfaithFamily.com. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan could really change the course of Jewish history if they got involved in efforts to engage interfaith families in Jewish life. Zuckerberg got Jewishly personal again when he asked for forgiveness at the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of repentance. His critics might say he has a lot to atone for. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook was accused of allowing Russian hackers to post also were allowed to target ads based on phrases like Jew hater and how to burn Jews. (Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who also is Jewish, said the company would address the problem.) For those I hurt this year, I ask forgiveness and I will try to be better, he wrote Saturday night. For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better. tered trouble because of the content published on his lawsuit against Facebook for ignoring incitement to terrorism on the network and enabling terrorists to While Zuckerberg may not have always talked publicly about his Judaism, he has surrounded himself with people who do. His college roommate moved to Israel and became a Conservative rabbi. Sandberg has spoken frequently about how Jewish rituals helped her cope following her husbands untimely death in 2015. And his sister, Randi, is open about her Jewish observances. She says her family unplugs for a digital Shabbat each weekend, and sang Jerusalem of Gold, a classic Israeli song, at the Davos World Economic Forum. Zuckerberg, published in 2008. While he attended the forum that year, Israels delegation invited him to visit the country. He has yet to accept. But after giving his daughter a kiddush cup and atoning on Yom Kippur, maybe this is the year.
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ACCOUNTANT SIN GG ER CONSULTIN GG : Organizations GIFTSTHE A PPPP RO PP RIATE SYM PP ATHY GG IFT: Â received, and always Â well remember ed! Â www.JudaicaSociety.com (212) 758-7477Genealogical SocietyExplore Largo Library: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Lar go Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, for an introduction and tour of the librarys genealogical holdings, with an emphasis on its subscription databases. 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. Â Volunteers will remain after the tour to help interested persons with guided assistance. Â Those attending are asked to bring library cards if you have one for easy access to online genealogical resources. Â Young AdultsGames and brews: #Gather, a new social group for young adults ages 20s, 30s and 40s sponsored by the JCCs in Tampa, will host an event at the Lowry Parcade & Tavern, 1213 W. Waters. Ave., Tampa, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. The tavern features arcade games and specialty beers. The event is free to attend; drinks, food and games are available for urchase. Baking class: On Sunday, Nov. 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., chefs from Petit Piquant, 1704 North Howard Ave., Tampa, will conduct a lesson in how to make babka, coffee cake pastry. Wine, coffee, tea and hors doeuvres will be served throughout the afternoon. The event is sponsored by #Gather. Cost: $25 for JCC members; $30 for guests. Space is limited to 20 people. For more information or to RSVP, contact: Lisa Robbins, director of Young Adult Engagement for the Tampa JCCs & Federation, lisa.robbins@ jewishtampa.com or (813) 769-4723.Job-LinksCareer counseling: Free motivational Monday Morning Links sessions are held from 9:30 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-JobLinks, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. Upcoming sessions are: Oct. 30, Introvert or Extrovert Whos the Best Candidate?; and Nov. 6, The Holidays A World of Opportunity. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation. There are also Success workshops on select Thursdays to aid with job-search skills. On Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the workshop topic will be Transferring Your Skills and Re-Careering. The workshop is free for Â TampaBay Job-Links Â full program participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. To RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email Â RSVP@TBJL.org, 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 5 p.m. Â For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed $1 million in security funding for Jewish day schools across the state in his 2018-2019 budget. The funding is intended to be used by the schools to provide security and counterterrorism upgrades such as video cameras, fencing, bullet-proof glass, alarm systems and other safety equipment. Scott made the announcement during a visit to the Katz Day School of Boca Raton. The $1 million is an increase in the $654,000 Scott signed off on in the 20172018 budget, passed by the legislature earlier in the year. The funding in the current year budget was designated by the Legislature for use Beach, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Volusia, Lee and Orange, said Mckinley P. Lewis, deputy the governor. The proposed increase is meant to cover all Jewish day schools in the state. This amount is included in the $10 million increase for security proposed for Florida schools overall. Security funding for religious schools is not usually part of the budget, said Education Department Press Secretary Audrey Walden, but Gov. Scott made a request to day schools. Every Florida student deserves to have the opportunity to learn in a safe and comfort able setting, Scott told attendees at the press conference in Boca Raton. After Floridas Jewish community received hateful threats, we saw the need to provide additional security so the children that attend Jewish Day Schools can learn without having to worry about feeling threatened. In early 2017, more than 100 bomb threats were called into Jewish institutions, mostly day schools, preschools and JCCs around the country. In Florida, Tampa facilities were among the targets of the threats for which an 19-year-old Israeli-American has been charged. While last years investment will make a huge difference, we must continue to do more. I look forward to working with the Legislature to provide this important funding and will continue to work with our federal partners and members of Floridas Jewish community to ensure the safety of families and students, Scott said.Governor proposes $1 million for Jewish day schools statewide to improve security
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PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 20 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 Faces, our signature fundraising event, recognizes beneciaries who have overcome hardships with the help of our programs, and honors a community volunteer who has made a passionate commitment to our organization. This year we are pleased to honor Mr. Carl Glassberg, retired national accounting executive and community volunteer. Carl has been a major supporter, providing leadership to our Holocaust Advisory Committee and support which has enabled Gulf Coast JFCS to extend its services within our community. Join us and celebrate these wonderful individuals for their courage and perseverance to succeed and make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Your attendance and support helps to ll the gap in resources needed to continue our programs and services which impact more than 30,000 people yearly. Aaron KoppelJewish Family ServicesJohn EdgertonAdele Gilbert Residential Treatment ProgramClarence FaucettHomemaker Services Carl GlassbergHolocaust Survivor Program Advisory CommitteeGulf Coast JFCS Beneciaries Community Volunteer Honoree6pm Thursday, November 9, 2017 Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716The evening begins with a welcome reception followed by dinner and program.business or cocktail attire a celebration o the heroes of G ulf Coast a celebration a celebration a celebration a celebration the heroes of G the heroes of G the heroes of G RSVP online at gcjfcs.org/faces2017For more information visit gcjfcs.org/faces2017 or call 727.479.1805Please respond no later than November 1, 2017e Board and Sta of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services inite you to join us at our premier fundraising event Call today for more information.727-302-3800 255 59th Street N St. Petersburg, FL 33710www.MenorahManor.org/Rehabilitation Exceptional rehabilitation, luxurious surroundings. According to Modern Orthodox Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of the West Bank ground with non-Orthodox Jews is more important than ever. The rupture in the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora relating to non-Orthodox prayer particularly egalitarian services at Robinsons Arch near the Kotel underscores the need to unify Jews of all backgrounds. Rabbi Riskin described as a charismatic, liberal Orthodox spiritual leader and educa tor will discuss his philosophy for bridging the gap in Judaism between Orthodox and non-Orthodox as guest speaker of Kol Amis third annual Am Yisrael Chai Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 14. There is no charge to attend and the community is welcome. Long a champion of the need to work across denominational lines, and maintaining Reform and Conservative Jews are his partners, not enemies, Rabbi Riskin will share his experiences in interdenominational efforts and offer a vision of future cooperation. The 77-year-old rabbi has pushed the boundaries in Israel on several fronts including seeking more inclusiveness of women in traditional Judaism and advocating for easing the Orthodoxs strict conversion system in Israel. Although he has supported Israels religious establishment, his stances got him called before Israels Rabbinical Council in 2015. Still, he kept his title as chief rabbi of Efrat. Prior to making aliyah, Rabbi Riskin was the founding rabbi of Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York City. He served as a role model for religious social action through his involvement in civil rights and the plight of Soviet Jewry, and he became a major spokesperson for Modern Orthodoxy by service conducted for women by women in the early 1970s. In 1983, the rabbi left a thriving career in Manhattan to pioneer the West Bank settlement of Efrat, located south of Jerusalem between Hebron and Bethlehem. With a population of about 8,500, the settlement is made up mostly of religious Zionists and like Rabbi Riskin, Modern Orthodox Jews who made aliyah from the U.S., according The rabbi founded a boys high school in Efrat, which would soon become Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), a Modern Orthodox school, teaching Judaism to men and women across the globe from junior high to graduate programs. For the past 10 years, OTS has been giving Orthodox women in Israel the equivaWomens Institute of Halakhic Leadership. Women receive the same curriculum as Orthodox Israeli men studying for rabbinical ordination. The women, Rabbi Riskin told the JTA news service recently, graduate with the ability to teach and direct Jewish law, just like a rabbi. Studying Torah and developing leadership within Torah is part of every human being, he said. Men and women equally are created in Gods image, and one of the miracles of our generation is Torah learning for women. He announced earlier this month plans to step down next year as chancellor of OTS. Originally from Brooklyn, Rabbi Riskin graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Yeshiva University in 1960. He went on to receive semicha (rabbinical ordination) from the eminent Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zl, a masters degree in Jewish history and a Ph.D from New York Universitys department of Near Eastern Languages and Literature. Rabbi Riskin is the author of 11 books and monographs chronicling and analyzing topical issues. His syndicated weekly columns have appeared in the Jerusalem Post as well as in newspapers throughout the world, and his parshat hashavua (portion of the week) article is emailed weekly to more than 3,000 subscribers. The event, sponsored by Harvey Mackler, will take place at Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a dessert reception to follow. Rabbi Riskins book Listening to God will also be available for purchase for $30. To RSVP or for more information, email fronTampa shul to welcome Israeli Orthodox rabbi known for promoting inclusiveness for womenRabbi Shlomo Riskin