By BOB FRYER Jewish PressWork to repair damage from Hurricane Irma to Chapel Hill Memorial Park cemetery in Largo is progressing faster than anticipated, and funding for the job got a recent boost when the Jewish Federations of North America approved a request for $25,000 from its national emergency fund. I said before I thought it would take six months to get back to normal, but I think Burial Society of Pinellas County, which owns the cemetery. We are about 75 perThe $25,000 from Jewish Federations of North America was requested on behalf of the Burial Society by the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, which had pledged $50,000 of its own funds through allocations and a loan. Community members have also donated more than $12,000. Negretti said the Burial Society is still accepting donations, noting that he recently received a call from a temple in Tampa inquiring about making a donation. The donations will be used to repair any hurricane damage not already funded or for 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 33758-6970Photo by SHARON SWALLWOOD Just a nosh.. Just a nosh..Complied from JTA news service ADVERTISEMENT www.jewishpresspinellas.com VOL. 32, NO. 8 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 3 16, 2017 12 PAGES CEMETERY continued on PAGE 6National group donates $25K for cemetery repairsGarden keeps Hillel students memory alive By THAIS LEON-MILLER Jewish Press All three of her favorite things were incorporated into a ceremony dedicating a garden at Hillel Academy in Tampa in memory of the 11-year-old who lost her 16-month battle with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in November 2016. The germination of the idea for the garden began in February when parents Yael BShevat on the Hillel Academy grounds in memory of Rachel. Since the summer, they have not stopped adding to the patch of land, which has become a de-facto memorial for their daughter. Two gazebos, a faux wishing well and two ivycovered arches now adorn the spot, erected next to where school children eat lunch and play during recess. Head of School Gordon Rode. The walkway they added themselves, the pagoda too. They worked Rachels Garden was formally dedicated last month on the Hillel Academy GARDEN continued on PAGE 8 Join our page @ www.facebook.com/jfed.pinellas Meet Rabbi Danielle Upbin, Did you know?Associate Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom of Clearwater, FL. Rabbi Danielle will be the educator for the Yesod Community Leadership Development Program beginning in 2018. She will be helping to construct foundations for our communitys emerging leaders. The Hebrew word for foundation is yesod. Turn the page to learn about our new program that will engage leaders across the Jewish community in building an amazing future for all! rfntbb fnf The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FLf fDO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. Whats better than enjoying Ben & Jerrys ice cream with Ben and Jerry to top off an evening of entertainment? The answer is drumroll please: Having Ben & Jerrys ice cream with the two entrepreneurial geniuses for breakfast the next morning. keynote speakers at Catalyst 2018, the new name for the Annual Campaign kickoff for the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties (SEE STORY, PAGE 11). The founders of the iconic ice cream company bearing their names stressed the importance of philanthropy and doing evening gala on Oct. 28. Those attending vors after the men spoke. Then, as an added surprise and proof that the creative duo let their actions speak as loudly as their deeds not to mention that their ice cream is delicious any time the men showed up the next morning in Seminole for the Federations Super Sunday phone-a-thon. Ben & Jerry serve double scoop of tzedakahTZEDAKAH continued on PAGE 11Ex-Tampa Bay Ray, Gabe Kapler, is named Phillies manager and a coach for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic, was named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler, who played for seven teams including the Tampa Bay Rays, has been head of player development Im equal parts honored, humbled and excited by the opportunity with the Phillies, an elite franchise in a city rich in history, tradition, sports excellence and with amazingly passionate fans, Kapler said in a statement on his left leg and another that reads Never Again a reference to the Holocaust on his right leg. qualifying period and was invited to travel through Israel with the national team earlier this year. Kapler had never been to Israel before and called the visit an extraordinary life experience, adding that his trip to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum there left him emotional for several days after. Kapler is known for his interest in sports science and sabermetrics, the empirical analysis of baseball made famous in the book and movie Moneyball He will become the third-youngest manager in the league after San Diego Padres. Jewish players shine in World SeriesTwo Jewish major league baseball players one on each team played pivotal roles in the World Series. walk-off hit by a Jewish player in the World Series when his RBI single drove home Derek Fisher les Dodgers in Game Five. Bregmans game-winning single came with two outs and the winning run on second base. season in the majors, posted eye-popping numbers in the runs and 5 RBIs. His glove was chosen to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame as an artifact of the Series, won by the Astros in seven games. Meanwhile in the Dodgers dugout another Jewish player made headlines in the World Series. Joc Pederson set a new home run record for Jewish players in one World Series. Pederson, a Series and moved Pederson past Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, the Detroit Tigers slugger who had two homPedersons stats were even better than Bregmans with 7 runs, 7 hits, 3 home runs and 5 RBIs. Greenberg still holds the mark for most runs batted in by a Jewish player in one World Series with seven. Joc Pederson FOR STORY SEE PAGE 11). The next
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House wine, beer, well drinks all $3.50 A few years ago, two staffers from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation were breezing through the Tampa Bay area and reached out to me to have lunch. I knew the Foundation from its work with the very popular PJ Library program, in which some years back, the founder and namesake initiated an effort to get Jewish books into every childs home who would like them. Ive always been impressed with the vision and large-scale impact of the PJ program, and welcomed the opportunity to hear about the next new thing that Mr. Grinspoon and team might have up their sleeve. Over salads at BJs Restaurant near the Citrus Park Mall in Tampa, Arlene Schiff and Dena Kaufman outlined for me that they were charged with inviting selected communities to participate in a new initiative that would do nothing less than change the entire face of the Jewish communitys future. It was called Life and Legacy, and was a multi-level incentivized grant program that strove to energize communities to prioritize legacy giving in their fundraising activities. (Legacy is used here to indicate that one can leave a legacy, or in some way establish an indelible and unforgettable mark on their community, and is much more contemporary than discussing directly the idea of asking a community member if their will has any charitable provisions.) It took me a few conversations with the two to fully grasp how the program operated, but once I did, I was enthralled. At the time, I was working primarily with the Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation as its executive director, and I realized that this program could energize our work within the Central Florida region. In a nutshell, TOP would receive grant support for rolling out a program that shepherded other organizations (like synagogues and Holocaust museums and Jewish social service agencies) through the process of training, planning, and implementation of a legacyfocused initiative. We launched the program with 15 organizations in January of 2015, and in the two and a half years that followed, secured over 400 commitments valued at over $16 million. Some people opted mediately; many chose to simply 401k or other retirement plan, or to create a codicil to their will; some we are still working with on the formalization process. Regardless of the mechanism, I learned a few things in this process that seem very salient at this moment, as we stand on the edge of community change in light of mographic study: First, while its great to have the support of older folks in the community (who we typically think of as the primary creator of endowments), you dont have to be old to make a lasting impact. In fact, some types of giving (like life insurance policies) are more cost-effective when the donor is young. Second, a little bit from a lot of people certainly adds up. Yes, sizable anchor gifts within it, but the vast majority of the 400+ commitments are in the $5,000 range (the minimum that would count for the program). These are mostly after-lifetime gifts committed from the donors estate. Finally, the shared responsibility of our Jewish communitys future is something we must address today. In considering the results of our demographic study, which indicates a population that skews cal need of investing in the safety net of funding that can maintain and establish the programs that our entire population needs, whether that be for the elderly who wish to stay in their homes or the young who wish to have Jewish summer camp experiences. Ive often said that I love that I have the opportunity to work in the community in which Im raising a family, where my husband and I own a family business, where I have created my life. I cant imagine this community struggling or faltering when I Im well endowed, and you can be tooThe Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties is launching a leadership training initiative which it is calling the Yesod Community Leadership Development Program. The Federation is seeking up and coming leaders and to help those already in some sort of leadership position in Jewish institutions to gain additional education and skill building tools. The program gets its name from Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation. The Pinellas and Pasco County Jewish community is built upon a strong foundation of diverse and passionate leaders who work every day to ensure the strength and well-being of their community. Whether it is through synagogue involvement or volunteering with a Jewish agency, our leaders make sure that our community continues to be supported and grow stronger, said Emilie Socash, executive director of the Federation. The goal of the program is to strengthen Jewish institutions in the local area and to support the community by aiding the development of volunteer leadership. By investing in the development of individuals who demonstrate leadership potential, the program is expected to help the community build sustainable volunteer leader ship succession plans. Investing in new leaders is the most important factor in ensuring the long-term success of our community. Graduates of the YesodCommunity Leadership Development Program will help shape our future said Federation President Steve Klein. The program was developed by the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Federation will accept 20 participants this year and the program will constarting in January at the FederaNominations for the program will be made by individual Jewish groups in the community. Upon nomination, there will be an application process. The cost for the program is $150. The sessions will be taught by Rabbi Danielle Upbin of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, based on a curriculum written by Dr. Erica Brown. This course of study, Yesodot Manhigut: Essentials for Jewish Leadership Today, offers insights into personal and organizational leadership through a Jewish perspective. I look forward to working closely with the leadership in our community to expand our Jewish knowledge base, share ideas, and build bridges between our organizations, Rabbi Upbin said. For more information, contact Maxine Kaufman, Yesod program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Federation to begin leadership development programknow that I have the ability to invest in its future. For that reason, I decided that I wanted to create my own legacy for our shared Jewish future. I have been a Lion of Judah for over a decade, which means that Im one of a few dozen women in the Pinellas community who gives a gift of $5,000 or more to the Federations annual fundraising efforts. I will readily admit, at level of the donors with whom I worked closely, but over time, Ive realized that its more than a professional obligation. Giving a Lion-level gift is a calling to be a part of a group of tenacious, creative, and dedicated community women who want to make one gift that impacts countless lives. I am proud to walk with them in supporting my community in this way. I want to ensure that the community can always count on my support, which is why I decided to create an endowment that will fund not only my Lion of Judah gift in perpetuity, but also support the work of the Florida Holocaust Museum and Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. As a relatively young adult, I purchased a life insurance policy that will distribute monies upon my passing (well into the future!) to the TOP Jewish Foundation. TOP will then administer the funding of this endowment gift every year. Were standing at a crossroads in our community, facing a time in which we have a tremendously deeper understanding of our community and its needs than ever before. I know that I want to be a part of its future success. Will you join me? Liked it? Loathed it? Want to react? I would welcome your feedback and can be reached at email@example.com.
Cong. Bnai Israel St. PetersburgHavdala on the beach: Bring a Day of learning: Maureen Sechan Mural tour: Talmud class: Steve Wein Lunch and celebration: Rabbi Jacob Luski Pam Askin Temple Beth-El Tot Hanukkah: Thanksgiving interfaith service: Book club: Gentleman in Moscow Brotherhood schmooze:Daystar lunchmaking: Chabad of St. PetersburgCoffee secrets: Lunch and Learn: TGI Shabbat: Save the date: Cong. Beth Sholom GulfportHonoring veterans:Ben Diamond Charlie Crist, Tony Howard, Michael Fridovich Cong. Beth Shalom ClearwaterInterfaith service: Rabbi Danielle Upbin. Book club: The Japanese Lover Roxanna Levin Jewish spirituality: Living a Jewish Year:Rabbi David Weizman Paul Jerusalem history: Dr. Eric Steckler Garden tour:Martha Margolis Talmud classes: Dr. Priscilla Nathanson Hafarot study: Johanna BrombergPINELLAS 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 PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY NOVEMBER 3 16, 2017 Congregations Shabbat Candle Lighting Times Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking 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 of Rabbis.Enjoy the holiday season By RABBI GARY KLEIN Temple Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor
JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY NOVEMBER 3 16, 2017 Congregations The Pearl Restaurant The Pearl Restaurant by chef karimOpen Thursday, Nov. 23 noon 7pm Treasure Islands Number 1* rated ne dining restaurant163 107th Avenue, Treasure Island 727.360.9151 thepearlfinedining.com THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING Now Accepting Reservations for Now Accepting Reservations for Plated Traditional Turkey Dinner With All the Trimmings$22 Most of our regular menu will also be available.Chabad of ClearwaterTorah and tea: Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov Temple Bnai Israel ClearwaterCasino night: Bible study:Rabbi Daniel Treiser Sunday Cinema Caf: The Kind Words Tot Shabbat: Shabbat dinner plus: Cong. Bnai Emmunah Tarpon SpringsSymphony Shabbat: Meal and movie: Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm HarborMind games: Bob Lawsons Mind Games,The Mentalist, Whats cooking: King Solomons Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World Marjorie Graff Arlene Seigel Potluck dinner: Paula Rosoff Marcia Satinoff Torah study: Susan Segal The Torah: A Q:A: Hayore Q:A: Yael Mors yearlong visit to the community is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. She can be reached at (727) 530-3223 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Womans Commentary Adult education: Rabbi Gary Klein Introduction to Judaism: JCC of West Pasco Port Richey Mor About Israel Mor About IsraelYAEL MORIsrael Shlicha [ Emissary ] The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-year Retrospective on the Protocals of the Elders of Zion Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for ComfortLecture on right-wing extremists set for Nov. 17
PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY NOVEMBER 3 16, 2017 Event Co-Chairs: Dori Marlin and Thomas Stanton Host Committee: Rebecca Berger, Allison Fox, Ben Gersten, Jamie Gray, Alissa Myers, Jonathan Singer Sponsored by:This event is hosted by the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. Proceeds from this event will benefit Tampa Jewish Family Services, a beneficiary agency that provides emergency food bags, counseling and financial services to the Tampa communitys most needy and vulnerable populations. Sunday | 9 PM 1AM Franklin Manor912 North Franklin Street, TampaFor Jewish singles and couples, ages 20s, 30s & 40sAll you can drink Tito's Handmade Vodka (while supplies last) Hors d'oeuvres generously donated by Carriage House Music by DJ Casper | Cash bar availablerwww.JewishTampa.com/VodkaLatke$36 early bird until Dec 1 | $45 in advance until Dec 22 | $54 at the door Ticket sales limited to 150. This event will sell out! Event Co-Chairs: Dori Marlin and Thomas Stanton Host Committee: Rebecca Berger, Allison Fox, Ben Gersten, Jamie Gray, Alissa Myers, Jonathan Singer This event is hosted by the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. Proceeds from this event will benefit Tampa Jewish Family Services, a beneficiary agency that provides emergency food bags, counseling and financial services to the Tampa communitys most needy and vulnerable populations. All you can drink Tito's Handmade Vodka (while supplies last) Hors d'oeuvres generously donated by Carriage House Music by DJ Casper | Cash bar available r www.JewishTampa.com/VodkaLatke $36 early bird until Dec 1 | $45 in advance until Dec 22 | $54 at the door Ticket sales limited to 150. This event will sell out! Host Committee: Rebecca Berger, Allison Fox, Ben Gersten, Jamie Gray, Alissa Myers, Jonathan Singer CEMETERYother capital improvements, he said. The latest estimate of costs to restore the cemetery to its condition before the hurricane is $93,000 but Negretti said until drainage system not be determined. As they make repairs, they may he said. The hurricane overturned huge trees and about 20 medium sized ones and as the trees toppled, some uprooted drainage and ir rigation lines and left large holes including a casket being uprooted Though the sod and landscaping the drainage system, he said the fallen trees have been removed, drainage system. Even though the cemetery remained open for burial services, ing those services, the cemetery due to fears that unescorted visitors might fall into holes or get hurt tripsaid the cemetery is still not ready said. against hate during a program at Eckerd College on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The speech, by Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, is part of the Florida Holobeen scheduled earlier but postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The Reich country as a skinhead leader and Neobeat people indiscriminately. At age kidnapping and beating a member of a rival skinhead gang. he used to think he hated men of different races. After being released from founder of Harmony Through Hockey, diversity, and mutual understanding in racial, political, and all other aspects of society. His speech is free and open to the Holocaust Museum at (727) 820-0100, initiative of the museum. Its goal is current genocide in Darfur and past genocides including the Holocaust, violations.Ex-skinhead to deliver message of tolerance an evening to honor her for her service. Rabbi Torop has been a valuable, beloved committee. She has initiated many innovative family learning for our religious school and deepConference of American Rabbis. The CCAR is the largest rabbinic organization in North America representing 2,000 Reform rabbis. She is married Congregants are planning to honor Rabbi Torop celebrate Hanukkah at Shabbat service on Friday, Dec. 16, Rabbi Torop more activities for children, youths, and adults. All cbs-admin@ hotmail.com by Dec. 10. during its annual Hanukkah party. Contributions in on Saturday evening, Dec. 16. In a permanent be adding a rock in her honor under its Tree of Life. The congregation is assembling a special Rabbi Betsy Torop to leave Brandons Beth Shalom after 14 years
JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 7 NOVEMBER 3 16, 2017 GIFT SHOP at theMarion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center 255 59th Street North, St. P etersburg, F L 33710Do your holiday shopping and support the Menorah Manor Guild, which enriches the lives of Menorah Manors residents through service, special projects and the funding of special equipment and programs. All proceeds from Wednesday November 15th9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday Menorah Manor Gift ShopHoliday Sale! programs. All proceeds from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Holiday Sale! Do your holiday shopping and support the Menorah Manor Guild, which enriches the lives of Menorah Manors residents through service, special projects and the funding of special equipment and Holiday Sale! projects and the funding 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Holiday Sale! Mon. Fri. 6:00 am Noon Sat. & Sun. 6:00 am 1:00 pmBoiled & Baked the traditional way at the same location for over 30 years!1871 Gulf To Bay Blvd. (Clearwater)~ Next to Clearwater High School ~(727) 446-7631 JP (JTA) More than one million people in 97 countries around the world participated in the 5th annual Shabbat Project. Some 1,416 cities around the world, up from 1,152 cities last year, held activities surrounding the 25 hours of Shabbat on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. Some 586 of the participating cities were located in the United States. Another more than 300 cities and small communities throughout Israel participated in the Shabbat Project. Meanwhile, countries such as Mozambique, Cyprus, Paraguay and Ventime The response from around the world has been overwhelming and heart-warming, and shows the remarkable depth and reach of The Shabbat Project, said South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, the founder and director of The Shabbat Project. Such a visceral reaction demonstrates that the ideas of Jewish unity and Shabbat are compelling to Jews from all walks of life, he said. Each year, more and more Jews are coming together across every conceivable divide language, culture, ethnicity, geography, and observance to enjoy the simple, yet profound gifts of Shabbat. Events included: 1,000 Israelis eating dinner in a shipping hanger in Tel Aviv; a tour group of 30 people from around the world deciding to keep a full Shabbat together in Marrakesh, Morocco; 3,000 at an open-air musical Kabbalat Shabbat overlooking Australias Sydney Harbour Bridge; an interfaith unity bake bringing together Muslim and Jewish children at a local preschool in nearby Woolahra, a Sydney suburb; the lone Jew serving in an army regiment in Abuja, Nigeria who kept Shabbat with the rest of the Jewish world; 750 people at a free block-party Shabbat luncheon served in a parking lot in Toco Hills, GA; and two South African expats keeping Shabbat together in Amman, Jordan. Other events featured hundreds of Jewish teenagers brought together by the EnerJew youth movement to celebrate Shabbat in 40 cities in the Former Soviet Union; the Dark Tisches Friday night meditative gatherings held in total darkness in venues across Johannesburg and Cape Town; and a binational challah bake which brought together the communities of Tijuana, Mexico and South County, SD. Hundreds of communities also hosted challah bakes in the days leading up to the Shabbat, attracting dozens to hundreds of participants. Just one associated event was listed for the Tampa Bay area, a Shabbat dinner at USF Chabad on Campus. To coordinate the global initiative, a centralized team worked with around 8,000 volunteer partners worldwide. At the Shabbat Project headquarters in Johannesburg, a team of designers, copywriters and campaign strategists worked to custom-design marketing and educational materials for hundreds of cities. Eight separate help desks at the international calls and emails in 10 different languages. A Facebook campaign reached some 5.2 million people worldwide, according to the project.Women and girls participate in a challah bake in Costa Rica as part of the worldwide Shabbat Project 2017. Shabbat Project reaches more than 1 million people in 97 countries
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JERIL S. COHEN, 75, of Largo, died Oct. 20. During her lifetime, she was a magazine editor, school teacher, real aerobics instructor. Survivors include her children, Rob, Katja, Eric, Brandon, Anna, Seth, Ross and Chloe; her brother Richard; her sister Mary; and three grandchildren. The family Home) CRAIG CUTSON, 52, of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 7. He was a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg and attended Hebrew school as a child at Temple Beth El and embraced Humanistic Judaism. A veteran of the United States Navy, he served with honor for six years and learned the welding profession. He was a master of high pressure pipe welding and nuclear welding. He then founded his own business, career, he belonged to the American Welding Society, he of Transportation, bridge fabrication and highway overhead sign projects. His passions included his love of reading, animals and nature, entertaining and motorcycles. Survivors include his two sons, Zachery of Alaska, and Tayler of Boca Raton; his mother Aila Erman of St. Petersburg; his father Marvin Cutson of Clearwater; sister and brother-in-law, Jaasecond wife, Sonya and her two adult children, Angie and Eric. ETHEL FELDMAN, 96, of Haverford, PA, formerly of Oldsmar, died Oct. 25. Born in Worcester, MA, she was a homemaker, award-winning duplicate bridge player and enjoyed gardening and golf. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Janie and Dr. Peter Gross; brother and sister-ingreat-grandsons. The family suggests memorials be made to Chapel) LILA B. LAWRENCE, 91, of Clearwater died Nov. 1. She moved here in the early 1950s from her native New York City, with her late husband Howard. Longstanding members of of its Sisterhood. She was a longtime volunteer at Morton Plant Hospital. Survivors include her son and daughter-inlaw David and Nancy Lawrence; daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Barry Young; brother and sister-in-law Paul and June Bilgore; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memory Gardens) ESTHER M. REBACK 87, of Clearwater, died Oct. 31. She was originally from Buffalo, NY. Survivors include her daughter Rochelle Shelley Reback; son and daughters-inlaw, Robert and Brenda Reback, and Debra Reback; brother Sanford Sam Margulis and sister-in-law, Dorothy Margulis; and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to DR. MARVIN S. SUSSKIND, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 29. Born in the Bronx, he was a United States Army veteran surgeon. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Deanna; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Tonya Susskind, and JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 9 NOVEMBER 3 16, 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 email@example.com 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 Talented tweenMiranda Isbitts of Clearwater, 11, has been selected to perform with the Perlman Music Program String Orchestra under the direction of acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus on Saturday, Dec. 30. Her proud parents are Nina Barringer and Steven Isbitts of Clearwater. Strings players ages 8 through 18 from across Florida were invited to audition with 55 students from 14 counties chosen to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with the orchestra. violin. Im excited to meet Mr. Perlman after watching him so many times on YouTube, Miranda said. Its very special to be able to do this close to home. A member of Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater, Miranda placed second in the Florida Orchestras young artist competition in April, winning $175. For the second consecutive season, she is the youngest member of the Pinellas Youth Symphony, a primarily high school orchestra based at Ruth Eckerd Hall, performing original score music. Perlmans annual winter residency is based in Sarasota and features more than 20 free or low-cost musical events including orchestra rehearsals, master classes, recitals and a perfor mance at the Sarasota Opera House on Jan. 4.Mazel tovLinda and Jack Goldfarb of Seminole are kvelling over Ezra Benjamin Goldfarb, born Sept. 28, to David Goldfarb and Rebecca Slatin of Washington, D.C. Other local relatives include proud greatgrandfather Albert Goldfarb of Belleair.Miranda Isbitts Rahel Musleah, award-winning journalist, singer, speaker and educator, will take congregants and guests of all ages on a personal, historic and musical journey to Jewish India as scholar-in-residence at Congregation Bnai Israel of St. Petersburg from Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8-10 Born in Calcutta, the seventh generation of an Indian family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad, Musleah will share the lyrical songs and distinctive customs of her community, complemented by personal anecdotes, memorabilia and authentic photographs. Throughout the synagogues Great Ideas Weekend events, Musleah will introduce the history, music and daily life of Indian Jewish communities and chronicle her own personal journey from India to America with candor, humor and poignancy. Her programs weave a rich tapestry of heritage and culture little-known to most, and offers a compelling legacy of memory for the Indian Jewish communities whose population has dwindled to 5,000 today. In addition to her programs, Musleah keeps the heritage of the Indian Jewish communities alive through the tours she leads there. Musleah contributes regularly to Hadassah magazine and numerous other publications. She is the author of several books, including Apples and Pomegranates: A Family Seder for Rosh Hashanah, and Why On This Night? A Haggadah for Family Celebration Her CD, Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India, was named one of the 10 best CDs of 2004 by the New York Jewish Week. She lives in Port Washington, NY. All events during her visit are free and open to the community unless otherwise noted. On Friday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. there will be Kabbalat Shabbat services focusing on, Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India. This will be followed by a vegetarian Indian Shabbat dinner per family. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 1 by calling (727) 281-4900 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., Shabbat services are on Recreating Community Through Prayer, featuring a Sephardic-style Torah service followed by Indian kiddush lunch, with salad, latkes and chutneys hosted by the Sisterhood. That evening at 6 p.m., there will be Masala Havdala: Spice & Spirit Young Families PJ Party. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas as congregants say farewell to Shabbat and make besamim, spice sachets, with fragrant Indian spices. On Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. there will be minyan followed by an audio-visual presentation and brunch on Jewish Calcutta Through Music & Memory, hosted by the Mens Club. This is free for congregants and members of the Federation of Jewish Mens Club and $5 for non-members, and an RSVP deadline of Dec. 1. CDs will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.rahelsjewishindia.com and www.explorejewishindia.com. For more information about Great Ideas Weekend, contact Congregation Bnai Israel at (727) 3814900, email@example.com, or visit cbistpete.org.Weekend scholar to share heritage of Jews of India Rahel Musleah
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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 SINGER CONSULTING: FURNISHED BEDROOM/BATH TO RENT: Organizations GIFTSTHE A PPPP RO PP RIATE SYM PP ATHY GIFT: Â Gl ass. Always appreciated, always well received, and always Â well remember ed! Â www.JudaicaSociety.com (212) 758-7477 HadassahGuest speaker: Holocaust survivor Jackie Albin will speak of her ordeals as a child in France during World War II at the next meeting of the North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah on Monday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Albin, a local resident who for many years was a docent at the Flor ida Holocaust Museum and has often spoken at local schools, will tell of how she was told as a child never to tell anyone she was Jewish. Her non-Jewish neighbors put their lives at risk to hide her and her family. Albins father was in the French Resistance and sometimes received intelligence of roundups by Germans and was able to take steps to hide the family at such times. In addition to Albins talk, there will be the opportunity for chapter members to share their own stories. Bring lunch. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided. For more information, contact Betty Slavney at (727) 446-5895 or Janice Caine at (727) 726-3735.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 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 per sons 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 AdultsBaking class: Â On Sunday, Nov. 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., chefs from Petit Piquant, 1704 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, will conduct a lesson in how to make babka, an coffee cake pastry. Wine, coffee, tea and hors doeuvres will be served throughout the afternoon. The event is sponsored by #Gather a new social group for young adults ages 20s, 30s and 40s sponsored by the JCCs in Tampa. Cost: $25 for JCC members; $30 for guests. Space is limited to 20 people. For more infor mation 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. On Nov. 13, the topic is How to Ace a Phone, Skype, or Online Interview. On Nov. 20, the topic is The Power of Resilience, and on Nov. 27, the topic is Keys to Job Search Success At Every Age. 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. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the workshop topic will be How to Write Effective Cover Letters, Thank-you Notes, and Targeted Email and on Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the topic is Is Your Network Working For You? 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. Folks can chase a giant dreidel down the streets of St Petersburg and the Pinellas Trail as Congregation Bnai Israel of St. Petersburg welcomes the community to the third annual Chase the Dreidel 5K on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Race events include a professionallytimed 5K on a police-secured course walkers and baby strollers welcome and a Fun Run for youths under age 11. Registrants The race begins at 4 p.m., starting and ending at Congregation Bnai Israel, 300 58th St. N. It is $25 per person to register for the race before Dec. 1 and $36 after that date. Free activities for the community include a bounce house, crafts, and storytelling. Top it all off with a potato pancake latke buffet and jelly doughnuts. The buffet is free for racers, $5 for others. For more information on Chase the Dreidel and sponsorship opportunities, contact Hana Cowart at (727) 344-1017, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit cbistpete.org.Chase the Dreidel with 5K tness and fun run
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This dynamic began to change on Aug. 12, the day the student body received an alarming email from University President Kent Fuchs. The email, titled Potential Speaker on Campus, was the beginning of a period of uncertainty and fear for many of my fellow Jewish students. Over the next few months, we received an abundance of emails from Fuchs and Campus unity drowns out hate speech by white supremecist at University of Floridathey unsuccessfully tried to prevent white supremacist Richard Spencer and his followers from coming to the city we called home and we realized, with resignation, that there was little the university could do for us. and the amendment that allows us to speak freely was used as ammunition against us. The day was fast approaching, Oct. 19. We were informed wed be required to show student ID cards to gain entry to certain buildings on campus. We were asked to stay away from the event. We learned that certain parts of campus that we went to on a daily basis would be shut down. We were told the university did everything it could to stop the event, and that much I believed. At no point during this entire ordeal did it feel like the University of Florida didnt care about its Jewish students. It went to great lengths to keep its students safe and remind us all that hate speech was not acceptable. In anticipation of demonstrations, police from across the state appeared on campus. Members of the Highway Patrol traveled around in large groups and some were stationed on the campus free speech zone, Turlington Plaza. Oct. 18, the day before Spencer was set to speak, was the day everything set in. Seeing the extra security measures in person, having to dig out our student IDs just to go study in one of the campus libraries, it suddenly became very real and very alarming. As a Jewish student at the University of Florida, I had never felt afraid or even remotely discriminated against, not until the week of Oct. 19. We were prepared for the worst, but we hoped for the best. The speech came and went, Spencer was shut down by a group of protestors who were inside the Phillips Center, shouting Orange and Blue between one another and chanting Its great to be a Florida Gator over his speech. In the days leading up, students, Jewish and non-Jews, were spreading messages of unity and acceptance across campus. Students stood up to Spencer supporters and made it clear that their hate had no place on our campus. The University of Florida and its students showed the world that there was no room for discrimination or hate in Gainesville. On Oct. 19, it was truly great to be a Florida Gator. Jamie Shapiro of Pinellas County served as a 2017 Jewish Press summer intern. A journalism major, she plays piccolo in the Gator Marching Band. The Tampa Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties will jointly host the annual Vodka Latke, a popular annual event for Jewish singles and couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s, on Sunday, Dec. 24 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Franklin Manor in downtown Tampa. Franklin Manor, a co-sponsor of the event, offers handcrafted cocktails, a premium beer selection and live music. It is located at 912 N. Franklin St. The event, traditionally known as the Vodka Latke in the Tampa Bay area, is also known as the Matzoh Ball in other cities around the United States. Free vodka drinks will be provided by Titos Handmade Vodka (while supplies last) and hors doeuvres will be served, compliments of Carriage House. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Thomas Stanton and Dori Marlin are this years Vodka Latke chairs and have a host committee which includes Rebecca Berger, Allison Fox, Jamie Gray, Ben Gerstein, Alissa Myers, and Jonathan Singer. Proceeds from the Vodka Latke support the Jewish federations and Tampa Jewish Family Services. The Vodka Latke is a program of IMPACT, a community of young adults, ages 20s, 30s & 40s, who share a commitment and passion for tikkun olam (repairing the world) and building a strong Jewish community with the Tampa Jewish Federation, and Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, connecting young adults to a broad range of educational, social, philanthropic and leadership activities. Other event sponsors include Jonathan Singer and Erin and Milton Carp. Tickets will go on sale in mid-November at jewishtampa.com/VodkaLatke. Early bird tickets can be purchased for $36 until Dec. 1 and are $45 thereafter until Dec. 22. The price at the door is $54. For more information, contact Lisa Robbins, director of Young Adult Engagement for the Tampa JCCs & Federation, at (813) 769-4723 or email@example.com.Downtown Tampa will be scene of Vodka LatkeA Hanukkah luncheon honoring Holocaust survivors from Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg. Musical entertainment will be provided by Boris N Sax. The catered luncheon is for Holocaust survivors and spouses. It is co-sponsored by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services and the Florida Holocaust Museum. Funding for the lunch is provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Department of Financial Services and private donations. Those who would like to attend should RSVP by Dec. 8 to Ashley Hiscock at (727) 479-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation may be arranged if required.Hanukkah lunch for Holocaust survivors Dec. 14