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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Pinellas County P. O. Box 6970 Clearwater, FL 33758-6970ADVERTISEMENT www.jewishpresspinellas.com VOL. 32, NO. 15 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 9, 2018 TWO SECTIONS, 28 PAGES HONORING continued on PAGE 17 Join our page @ www.facebook.com/jfed.pinellas Meet Oliver Schmid, Did you know?Pinellas Countys representative journeying on the 2018 March of the Living. Oliver is making the trek with hundreds of other high schoolers through the support of Temple Bnai Israel, the Federation, and the Florida Holocaust Museum and will be reporting back on his life-changing experience. The March of the Living began in 1988 and has since engaged over 260,000 people from 52 countries in traversing the 3-kilometer path from Auschwitz to Birkenau, commemorating Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day. rfntbb The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FL nntb fnn fnfDO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. f By BRUCE LOWITT Jewish PressYarden Danans major at Eckerd College is International Business. Truth be told, her international business is basketball and has been two seasons as a shooting guard with St. Petersburgs Tritons of the Division 2 Sunshine State Conference, the 5-foot-10 junior probably will leave to play who-knowswhere professionally in Europe, or head back home to rejoin the Israeli national team. Ive played in the European championships and for Israel since I was 12 years old, Danan said, seated in the Starbucks at the Eckerd College James Center. Ive been in a lot of countries. It was really great, a lot of fun to play for the national team. We were always like in the middle of the pack, but its a great experience and hopefully were going to get better and better. The 20-year-old from the Tel Aviv suburb of Rehovot was born to the game. Since I can remember, there was a basketball in my hands, she said.Israeli adds to Eckerd teams global spirit The 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival (TBJFF) will pack more movies into more venues in fewer days this year. This year marks the inauguration of a partnership of the TBJFF with the Suncoast Federal Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival. Organizers see this as an opportunity to expand the offerings and widen the reach of the Jewish Film Festival The evolved festival is now showcascommittee Co-Chair Sara Scher. What chosen by the 25-member screening committee. merit celebration, said committee CoChair Loni Shelef with co-chair Stewart Donnell describing this years lineup as the most eclectic that we have seen in years. The schedule includes documentaries, dramas and comedies featuring stories of complex and discreet family situations, love stories, heroic Holocaust survival, Jewish values and traditions, Jewish humor and entertainment. As always, the with a cacophony of languages from Hebrew and Yiddish to Arabic and German (with English subtitles, of course). This years festivities also feature several community events paired with ence including a chance to meet some of the people featured in two of the documentaries, Heather Booth and Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. The festival opens on Wednesday, JCC in Tampa with festivities starting at 6 p.m. Opening night will begin with hors doeuvres and a cocktail hour. The opening night ceremonies. will include the STARR Award presentation to this years recipients: Anita and Herm Bye Bye Germany, the evening will culminate with a gourmet coffee and dessert reception in the Hesterly Salon. By BOB FRYER Jewish PressAdolph Eichmann, a monstrous war criminal whose hate for Jews was legendary, was done in by young love. That is just one of the compelling elements in the story of how Eichmann was captured in 1960 and tried for helping send millions of Jews to their deaths. The story is told in a special exhibit Operation Finale at the Petersburg. The exhibits title was taken from the cret Intelligence Service, gave to the real-life spy thriller project to bring Eichmann to justice. Since Eichmann played such a key role in Nazi Germanys Final Solution plan to nale was appropriate for their plan to seize him in Argentina and bring him to Israel to stand trial. rated the espionage artifacts featured in the exhibit and came to St. Petersburg recently to educate museum docents on the exhibit so they can share the story with museum visitors. He is also consulting on a movie about Operation Finale, starring Ben Kingsley as Eichmann, which is set to come out later this year. Avraham said he will play a role in the movie. The exhibition, previously in Cleveland and New York before stopping here through Finale have been seen outside of Israel. New museum exhibit documents Adolph Eichmann capture intrigueJewish Film Festival announces hectic, eclectic scheduleThe Opening Bye Bye TEAM continued on PAGE 12 EICHMANN continued on PAGE 14 Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Ma Z el Tov! MaZel Tov! 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They played soccer. They went to camp. They were sweet, mature and easygoing. They were just beginning their lives, or helping others on their way. And one died so that others could live. Jewish students and staff were among the 17 people las High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, and began shooting. The Jewish victims were freshmen Jaime Guttenberg, lack and Scott Beigel, a geography teacher who is credited with saving students lives. Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been expelled from the school, is accused of using an autoJaime Guttenberg, 14, and her brother Jesse were both students at the school. While her brother managed to escape the school, Jaime was killed. Jaime and Jesse were volunteers at The Friendship Initiative, a program that pairs neurotypical students like them

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PAGE 2 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 The Jewish Press assumes no responsibility for the opinions of columnists, letter writers, claims of advertisers, nor does the paper guarantee the kashruth of products & services advertised or mentioned otherwise. P.O. BOX 6970, CLEARWATER, FL 33758-6970(6416 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33707)T elephone: (727) 535-4400 Fax: (727) 440-6037 E -mail: jewishpress@aol.comThe Jewish Press is mailed STANDARD CLASS. Standard Class DOES NOT include a speedy delivery guarantee. Date of delivery varies depending on your Standard Class Postage Permit: TA MP A PI #3763The Jewish Press of Pinellas County is a privately owned, community newspaper published in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. The Federation underwrites home Pinellas County (approx.4,500), to promote Jewish community cohesiveness and identity.The Jewish Press is a subscriber to JTA, The Global Jewish News Source.JIM DAWKINSPublisher & Co-OwnerKAREN DAWKINSManaging Editor & Co-Owner Advertising Sales GARY POLIN TORI GEE GALE TARNOFSKY-ABERCROMBIE Staff Writer & Editor BOB FRYER Ad Design & Graphics REY VILLALBA DAVID HERSHMAN Social Columnist JUDY LUDIN Editorial Assistant GAIL WISEBERGPUBLIC AT ION & DEADLINE D ATE SAlso publisher of the Jewish Press of Tampa of PINELLAS COUNTY An independent, bi-weekly newspaper owned by THE JEWISH PRESS GROUP of TAMPA BAY, INC. www.jewishpresspinellas.com STAFF THE FEDERATION MAINTAINS THE MAIL ING LIST FOR THE JEWISH PRESS.To RECEIVE THE PAPER or for ADDRESS CHANGES, Call (727) 530-3223 Go to info@jewishpinellas.orgMARCH 9Press Release ........Feb 23 Advertising .............Feb 27MARCH 23passover editionPress Release ..........Mar 9 Advertising .............Mar 13APRIL 6Press Release ........Mar 23 Advertising .............Mar 27 PURIMP artMARCH 4, 2018 10 am to 12 pm WEST PASCO JCC9841 Scenic Drive Port Richey, FL 34664 THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH 6:00 TO 8:00 PMStirling Studios & Gallery & Penny Lane Beatles Museum 730 Broadway, Dunedin (2nd oor) Join us as we highlight our upcoming cultural events with refreshments and live entertainment! RSVP to mkaufman@jewishpinellas.org or 727-333-3106.F A B 4! ARTS & CULTURE RECEPTION Mar 10 YAD Purim Pub CrawlMar 11 Congregation Bnai Israel Chaivana Nights Gala Mar 13 Community Womens Seder Young Adult Division (YAD) Events: See facebook.com/pinellasyad for full detailsMar 20 YAD Happy Hour, Safety HarborMar 20-25 Tampa Bay Jewish Film FestivalMar 24 Gulf Coast Golf Like a Rock StarApr 13. YAD Shabbat at Home, Land OLakesApr 15 Jewish Heritage Festival Israel@70Apr 22 YAD Mini-Golf OutingApr 29 Sonya Miller Women of DistinctionMay 12 YAD Lag BOmer Boat Bash JEWIShCOMMUNITYCAMP awesome adventures! new in 2018 learn more at jewishcommunitycamp.com Summer 2018

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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 3 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Perspective PerspectiveEmilie SocashExecutive Director, Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties March 15 25A devious, delightful romp down the road not takenTickets $18 online and at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar Tickets $20 lobby (cash only, one hour before show time)TCatherine Hickman Theater26th Ave and Beach Blvd., Gulfport www.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org Spoiler alert: In this column, I want to make sure you mark your calendars for the Jewish Film Festival and our upcoming event on March 8! See the center pages of this edition of the Jewish Press cultural event at the Stirling Studios & Gallery and Penny Lane Beatles Museum. was E.T. The Extraterrestrial. I to the historic Fox Theater in downtown Spokane. The Fox was the place to see movies then, as it still and I only wore skirts and dresses. I dropped a little gold ring I had received from my grandmother and show let out. than my sheer awe in sharing this experience with on the same image and hearing the same sounds, munching on popcorn and sipping sodas. A few years ago, in casual conversation, my mother recommended that I avoid seeing a certain Holo(or in storytelling in general, for that matter). Some suit, quest, and revenge. And while we might favor In the Jewish community, these plotlines get told and retold as we teach our children how to live, as we strive for our own improvement, as we seek plot generators! Id argue that without storytelling, our traditions would not continue, and Im guessing many would agree. and I will likely fall asleep. I had to ask my family Wonder Woman; any of the Star Wars movies Ive seen in the theater are a mystery to me. For that two-hour stretch, we must put away our phones, on silent, and we do not check them. I cant think of many other scenarios where the space and the experience are so sacred, and I hope that this rend in the Jewish Press again that this year we are excited to have the supportive partnership of the Gasparilla International Film Festival, expanding our exposure and reach Since were such a long county, weve attempted to offer something for everyone regardless of your locaThe Last Suit The Last Suit As a third-generation seamstress with a strong family history of tailoring-as-survival (see previous colcourse, are welcome too. In Between while straining under societal expectations, in the In Between who may have gal pals of their own. Men, of course, are welcome too. Ill see you at the movies. (And feel free to poke me What I love about going to the movies( it provided intelligence that pregust. An unnamed senior army ofplanned attack, according to The Times of Israel. intelligence that led to the prevenIn August, Australia arrested two men for trying to carry out an Islamic State plot to place an explosive device on an Etihad ney. At the time, Australian police cording to The New York Times.Israel says it thwarted an Islamic State plan to bomb Australian ight

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PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Theres no cost to you! CALL (844) 479-9559 rrrrf rntbr bbbrn rbrbfreerrbbrr r r br rr rr brr brb rb Register at www.pmdalliance.org or 800.256.0966. For people impacted by PARKINSONS Learn. Live. Connect. Parkinsons ConferenceJoin us to learn more about Parkinsons disease research, medications, and treatments.555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 Shades, blinds, draperies Hunter Douglas window fashions Complimentary in-home design consultation Installation Shade and blind repair services Window covering motorization Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. ~ Sat. 10 a.m. 4 p.m.2610 4th Street North, St. Petersburgwww.blindandshuttergallery.com Quality Treatment for You and Your Windows. Quality Treatment for You and Your Windows. 727.823.2929Learn about black holes, St. Petersburgs urban art scene, Shakespeares Shylock character and the importance and beauty of opera at the annual Sunday Morning University, a free one-day adult learning program hosted by Temple Beth-El on Sunday, March 4, and open to the public. The event is a collaborative effort with Congregation Bnai Israel of St. Petersburg, and the host for it switches from one year to the next. This year there will be two sessions and four speakers, along with a light breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. The first session, from 9:4510:45 a.m., offers a choice of hearing Clifford Will, a University of Florida physicist, and Marlys Meckler, an expert in urban art. Will is Beth-El Rabbi Michael Torps father-im-law and Meckler is a Beth-El member. Wills talk will be on Black Holes, Waves of Gravity and other Warped Ideas of Dr. Ein stein. Today, international teams of scientists have embarked on a quest to verify these ideas, considered some of Einsteins crazier concepts. Building and operating large-scale detectors on the ground, and designing spacebased detectors for the future, they hope to detect and measure the waves, and to use those wave signals to reveal the hidden secrets of black holes. Will has published over 200 scireview articles, 29 popular or semipopular articles, and three books and received many accolades in his professional career. Meckler will speak on Art in the City. She is a retired speech pathologist and clinic director. Meckler moved from Santa Monica, CA, 14 years ago and became active in the St. Petersburg art community. She is a docent at the Dali and Chihuly museums and takes busloads of guests for tours of public art or murals, now highly regarded as street art. She loves to share her passion for great art with others. Session 2 is from 11 a.m. to noon and features Lisa Starks, an English professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg who will speak of Shylock: slurs and tion on Arias and Operas: Beauty and Power will be Jerry Siskin, a lifelong opera buff. Both are BethEl congregants. Simultaneously viewed as an embodiment of anti-Semitic stereotypes and an icon of Jewish resistance to oppression, Shylock from Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice and controversial in our culture today as he was on the English Renaissance stage. Although many people know that to call someone a Shylock now is to make an may not really have a full sense of the characters origins or his role in The Merchant of Venice. Who was the real Shylock? Where did the character come from? Was he an offensive caricature or a sympathetic representation of a Jew or something else? This session, will explore these questions by studying Shylock in Shakespeares play, will examine the theatrical traditions and historical contexts from which Shakespeare drew this infamous and complex character. Siskin, newly arrived to the Tampa Bay area, grew up in Brooklyn, in a household where every radio was tuned in to t he S aturday a fter noon Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. The two great opera singers, Joan Sutherland and Beverly Sills, were in their prime during his youth, and once Beverly Sills late 1960s, Siskin was smitten and followed her career, purchasing all of her recordings. He was living in New York City and thus was able to attend many of Sills performances at the New York City Opera. His presentation will be a program of narration and musical examples which will explain the beauty and importance of opera.Sunday Morning University: nosh and learn at free program in St. Pete on March 4A Mega Hamantash bake and pre-Purim Fun Day at the Tabacinic Chabad Center in Clearwater turned out to be a big hit. Nearly 50 people participated in the Mega Hamantash bake and pre-Purim Fun Day at Chabad of Clearwater. Under the direction of Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov, each family made the hamantashen dough from scratch, rolled it out and the hamantashen were baking, the children colored their own masks and played Purim bingo. they cooled off from the oven. Bake .... and nosh some hamantashen Eitan Pinhass love for his The Palladium was filled with over 500 community members to hear the inspir ing story of Rena Finder, one of the youngest survivors of Oskar Schindlers list. She encouraged all present to be more kind, and remember not to stand on the sidelines and watch atrocities happen. Schindlers list survivor speaks at the Palladium governor of Missouri, has been indicted for felony invasion of privacy after allegedly blackmailing a former lover. Greitens, a Republican, has resisted bipartisan calls to step down after news emerged he had an affair in 2015, and allegedly threatened to release a photo of the woman in a compromising position if she ever revealed it. Greitens has admitted to the affair but says he did nothing illegal. photographing the woman, then transmitting the photo in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer, according to the Kansas City Star.Missouri governor indicted in fallout from affair

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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 5 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 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 In the most recent issue of the Hillel College Guide, history, was featured in the publication and not just once but twice. Hillel College Guide magazine, produced annually by Hillel International, provides prospective college students with a overview of the worlds largest Jewish campus organization. Typically, the magazine focuses its stories on some of the most unique and innovative programs brought to life by the more than 550 Hillel chapters at college campuses around the world. In one article, Students Lead in Creating a Welcoming World, the University of South Florida Hillel was highlighted for its students commitment community. In the second article, Diving Deep with Special Needs, Eckerd College Hillel was highlight Florida Keys where members of the Scubi Jew group dive with quadriplegic and paraplegic adults. The magazine also listed the top colleges that Jews choose. In the top 60 public colleges, seven of those schools are in Florida. Their rankings on the list are: 1 University of Florida; 3University of Central Florida; 16Florida International University; 18 Florida State University; 29 Florida Atlantic University; 49 In the private college category, Florida schools that ranked were: 8University of Miami; 37Nova Southeastern University; 53-University of Tampa; 58Stetson University. To view the most recent edition of the College This photo with Eitan Quitoriano, USF Hillel president, on right, was used to illustrate a story about the chapter creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ students.Suncoast Hillels shines twice in annual college guide Guide magazine, visit https://issuu.com, or contact Hillels of the Florida Suncoast at (813) 899-2788 or shalom@suncoasthillels.org to obtain a hard copy of the publication. Hillels of the Florida Suncoast supports Jewish life on six college campuses along the Suncoast of Florida, including the University of South Florida (Tampa and St. Petersburg), the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, Stetson University College of Law and Flor ida Southern College. From future dancers to cantors to podiatrists and everything in between, the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) endeavors to through academic life a little easier. Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available for the 2018-2019 school year. JELF loans are need-based meaning that JELF provides the resources and the cost of attending school. Say you need $20,000 for school, and your family is giving administrator and applicant advoish Family & Community Services in Clearwater. And lets say you have a $3,000 scholarship and a $5,000 federal loan. JELF would consider that last amount ($2,000) to help students get the total funds they need to graduate. In the 2017 school year, JELF has provided over $1 million dolNorth Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Since its inception in help to 113 Florida students with monies totaling $368,351. Those students are enrolled in schools all over the state, including the University in Tampa and University of South Florida. JELF offers students a repayment plan that starts six months after graduation and required repayment of 5 percent of the loan in without crushing loan payments. free, this is one of the things that makes them so attractive to so many different types of students, said Allen. There is a current student, a daughter, whose father was a JELF recipient, she said. Another student went to the School of Fine Arts in Cincinnati. Shes an incredible musician and dancer, Hannah Zazzaro. Allen said a podiatrist, an undergrad engineer, an attorney and an artist have also taken out JELF loans. To qualify for the program, applicants must be enrolled in a procate at an accredited U.S. institution, a U.S. citizen or have lawful immigration status, maintain a 2.0 gpa and be able to demonstrate application is required). Applica tions are available from March 1 through April 30, and again from Sept. 1. Community Services handles loans for students in Pinellas County. For more information for gallen@gcjfcs. In Hillsborough County, contact Chanita Moore with Tampa Jewish Family Services at (813) 9601848. For general information, visit www.JELF.org.Interest free loans available to bridge the nancial gap to higher education goals Community Services has been awarded a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) through the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $42,500 in new programming for survivors. This is the second year of this grant, for a combined total of $127,500 in trauma-informed care training for those working with survivors. Support intended to help survivors may actually trigger memories of Holocaust horrors. A simple thing like trying to encourage a client to throw away moldy food could evoke memories of the severe hunger. People often assume that over time, trauma fades away, but survivors actually tend to be more easily triggered as they age, especially with an increasing lack of control over their bodies and   Holocaust Survivor Program staff created a special training program for homecare workers in providing trauma-informed care to Holocaust survivors. Although caregivers are trained to meet the needs of elderly clients, many do not understand the unique trauma many Holocaust survivors endured.   This is the second year of the program, and administrators of homecare agencies have been enthusiastic about incorporating cultural competency into their policies, procedures and trainreports that thus far, the training increasing knowledge of the Holocaust and understanding trauma. vor program serves Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. JFNA launched the survivor care center in 2015,   following an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser vices for up to $12 million over   in what is known as person-centered, trauma-informed services for Holocaust survivors in the United States.   This is a holistic approach to providing service that promotes the dignity, strength, and empowerment of trauma victims by incorporating knowledge about the role of trauma in victims lives into agency programs, policies and procedures. locaust survivors in the United States, nearly one-quarter are age 85 or older, and one in four lives in poverty. Many live alone and are at risk for social isolation, depression, and other physical and mental health conditions stemming from periods of starvation, disease, and torture. It is critical that we deliver these lifesaving and life-enhanc ing services to Holocaust survivors. The past two years of this federal grant program have shown the deep impact that person-centered, trauma-informed services can have on Holocaust survivors. We are grateful to partner with the government to augment this work, said Mark Wilf, chair of JFNAs National Holocaust Survivor Initiative. The grant money is a combination of federal dollars and philanthropic dollars raised by Jewish Federations as part of JFNAs National Holocaust Survivor Initia tive, which has raised $45 million to support the survivor community.Gulf Coast receives funds for Holocaust survivor careMegan Warrenbrand Photography

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Cong. Beth Shalom ClearwaterPurim gala: The congregation will celebrate its sixth annual Purim Gala Cabaret on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the synagogues nightclub. Kathy and Michael Sobel will be honored at this Great Gatsby themed party. The evening will include an original Irving Berlin musical show by Joni Klein Higger silent auction, cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Great American Songbook tunes interpreted by Paul Wilborn & The Blue R oses. Cost is $136 per person. For more information or to RSVP, call the keeper@cbsclearwater.org. Sunday morning movie: The Brotherhood will show a movie, The Other Son, in the social hall on Sunday, plex repercussions face two families one Israeli, one Palestinian after learning their sons were accidentally switched at birth. Refreshments will be served. Meditation series: Rabbi Danielle Upbin, leads a courtse that combines guided meditation, Torah study, and persessions offer the Jewish tools to nurture self-growth and spiritual awareness. New participants are welcome. Call the Talmud classes: On Mondays and most Wednesdays, explore ancient legal tradition with Dr. Priscilla Nathanson The class is open to all levels of knowledge. The Monday class is held the Wednesday class is at 7 p.m. Contact the classes. Lox & Learn: Led by Rabbi David Weizman, explore the weekly Torah portion every Thursday following minthe study session at 10 a.m. Haftarot study: This study will be led by Johanna Bromberg in the synagogue library on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m.Temple Bnai Israel ClearwaterShabbat dinner and more: Come nosh and shmooze on Friday, services at 6 p.m. and enjoy a dinner afper child. Reservations are required for Cinema caf: at 1 p.m. enjoy a showing of The Human Resources Manager, an Israeli dramedy centered on the HR manager of a large bakery who is on a mission to restore his companys reputation. Popcorn and nonalcoholic beverages are provided. There is no charge for members and friends. Theater excursion: The Adults at Leisure group will take in a play on travel to the Francis Wilson Playhouse for a matinee of Rodgers and Hammersteins Carousel can be reserved by calling the theater at call Linda Goldman Trivia Night: Tickets are now on sale for Trivia Night on Saturday, April and two drinks. Bible study: Explore the Second Book of Samuel and discover a unique period of Jewish history. Rabbi Daniel Treiser leads the classes on Wednesdays bers; $30 for non-members for the year. Sunday funday: Pr eschoolers and their parents can enjoy playtime one another and engage in fun activities. Non-members are welcome. Call Adult playtime: Play mah jongg, Mexican Train Dominoes or Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Join active seniors and play the game of your choice. Coffee and cake is served. For more information, contact Linda White Chabad of ClearwaterTorah and tea: Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov leads a Torah and Tea exclusively for women on Wednesdays tend. RSVP to MiriamHodakov@gmail. Pray, eat, watch video: On Sundays from 9-10 a.m., feed your body and soul with a bagel and lox plus video presentation. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Study groups: Probe the ideas and issues presented in each weeks Torah Torah studies classes offer timely lessons for living. The class is free. Tanya class: A new weekly Tanya class, A Tale of Two Souls, meets on offers a roadmap for emotional healthy living. The in-depth study will ask such questions as What is a soul? What is our purpose here on earth? The class is free. Model matzah bakery: Save the date for this annual program on Sunday, Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm HarborPurim carnival: The congregation will hold a Purim carnival in the social to 1 p.m. This is a free event. There will be a costume contest, karaoke, carnival games, Shushan salon, food and more. Opioid crisis program: Learn about the opioid crisis during the Sisterhoods social awareness program The Opioid Epidemic on Wednesday, their expertise and experiences during the program, which is free and open to the community. Panel members include Dan Zsido, a retired Lieutenant from the Pinellas manded the Narcotics Division; Dr. Richard Maza, an internist in Clearwain the area; Rochae Zwicharowski, a and Outreach Coordinator who herself is in long-term recovery, and Laurie Serra, a mother who lost her son to opioid addiction. Torah study: Congregant Susan Segal teaches a Torah study class on a lunch, and of course, opinions. No prior knowledge or attendance is required. The class will use the book The Torah: A Womans Commentary. Science and religion: An adult education class is under way on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with Rabbi Gary Klein focusing on misfortune and grief. Call Judaism basics: An Introduction to Judaism class is offered on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. This class, taught by Rabbi Klein, is appropriate for non-Jewish considering adopting Judaism as their faith, and those who are already Jewish who wish to enhance their knowledge of Judaism. New students are welcome anytime. Cost is $100 per person or couple, for non-members; free for temple members.Temple Beth-El St. PetersburgShabbat Wonder: A program designed to engage preschool age children and their families will be a.m. This months program is a family friendly celebration of Passover featuring songs, crafts and treats. RSVP to Molly Auld at mollyauld@ gmail.com. Torah on Tap: Young professionals, Gen X, Gen Y and millennials are invited to monthly meet-ups to grab a nosh and a drink and have a conversation with Rabbi Michael Torop about Judaism. The next get together will be Wednesday, March 7 at St. Pete Brewing Company, PINELLAS COUNTYReformTemple AHAVAT SHALOM 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 OrthodoxCHABAD SPRING HILL Religious Directory PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Congregations Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Shabbat Candle Lighting Times What was the happiest day of your life? A married individual will almost always answer their wedding day. Chassidic thought teaches that marriage is the greatis a day rich with joy, memories and love. On a deeper level, the Zohar states that on this day, the souls of the bride and groom unite as one soul, which makes the day a truly happy day. It is therefore most puzzling to read the words of King Solomon: Go out daughters of Zion and gaze upon King Solomon, upon the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding and on the day In probing deeper into this verse, a question arises. Why does King Solomon state: on the day of his wedding and on the day of his hearts rejoicing? The word and implies, King Solomon is speaking about two separate days. One day is the wedding and another day is the day of his hearts rejoicing. Says the Mishnah: on the day of his wedding refers to the day of the giving of the Torah. And on the day of his hearts rejoicing refers to the building of the Holy Temple. Connecting marriage and Torah, the Midrash states that the day the Torah was given was G-ds wedding with the Jewish people. But yet the day of rejoicing is at a later date? This brings us back to our original question; what was the happiest day of your life? While most married couples will answer their wedding today, the correct answer is actually today. Have you ever heard someone say something like: I love you as much as the day I married you? While the person saying this no doubt has the best of intentions, that increases throughout ones life. In a private audience with a young married couple, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, posed that the love a newly married couple feels is only the beginning of real love. Through the small, seemingly So, the love one has for their spouse on an average run of the mill day is actually the greatest love, and by extension, the greatest joy theyve ever had. As we are in the Hebrew month of Adar, I am reminded of the Talmuds statement: from when the Hebrew month of Adar begins, add in joy. This Adar Mushky. We must always strive to grow. To grow in our love of our spouse, our relationship with G-d and in our joy. May we all be blessed to do as such. 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.Why today is the happiest day of our lives ... as of todayBy RABBI PINCHAS A DLER Chabad of Pinellas County

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Awards season is here, which means theres no better time to talk about Israels movie industry. Growing up, I used to watch all kind of movies with my family. I admit, most of them were in English, but when it came to Israeli movies I remember always watching the old ones, from the '60s and '70s. They were cult movies that kids and adults alike quote and re-act til this day. imported from abroad. The industry focused particularly Film Studios in Israel in Herzliya and also a number Encouragement of Israeli Film was passed and thus still in embryonic stages, and it had not yet succeeded in creating distinct characteristics, a language of its own, or even a real industry. Israeli cinema gained its momentum in the 1960s. operating: Menahem Golan, Ephraim Kishon and Uri Salah Shabati was a certain genre of popular Israeli made movies. Its literal translation is actually a name of a type of food mostly popular comedies or emotional melodramas. The between different classes and committees, mainly on a romantic background. blossoming in Israeli cinema began, both in documentary distributed worldwide. This success is attributed to the growing distance from political creativity, and especially industry from the government and television companies. rights. Like the Oscars in the U.S. Israel has the Ophir awards, given by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television for an outstanding cinematic work. The prize been awarded annually since 1990. The award ceremony takes place every year at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center in September, about four months before the announcement of the American did Academy Award nominations. The winner of every have been nominated for an Oscar, none of them won. itself has experienced ups and downs, but for many years, and especially in recent years, Israeli cinema has been able to attract hundreds of thousands of viewers to the cinemas and represent Israel with respect in competition and festivals around the world. JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 CongregationsYael 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 yael@jewishpinellas.org Mor About Israel Mor About IsraelYAEL MORIsrael Shlicha [Emissary] in Israel including Best Picture, was on the short list for Oscar the 2018 awards.A lmography of Israeli cinema Chabad of St. PetersburgWomens Book Club: Chaya Korf leads a roundtable discussion every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., about the book for this year, Towards a Meaningful Life, by Simon Jacobson. The group will share strategies for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but also in actually making it a part of your daily life. Coffee, fruit and homemade pastries will be served at these free sessions. Walk-ins are welcome. RSVP to Chaya@ChabadSP.com. Lunch and Learn: Women are invited to share an hour of camaraderie, inspiration and lunch at a Lunch and Learn session on Tuesday, March 13 at noon. There is no charge for the event. RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. To RSVP: Chaya@ChabadSP.com or call TGI Shabbat: On Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. enjoy melody and song, conversation and kosher cuisine all seasoned with just the right amount of Torah. There is no charge, but reservations are appreciated. To RSVP, go to info@ chabadsp.com Cong. Bnai Israel St. PetersburgMens Club Shabbat: The Mitzvah Mens Club takes the lead on Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. during services before the annual congregational dinner. Dr. Larry Green will be honored as the clubs Man of the Year. Then on Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. the Mens Club Shabbat will be followed by a kiddush 17 and younger eat for free. For more information and to RSVP for dinFamily Shabbat: With the kids in their jammies and adults in jeans, celebrate a casual Shabbat experience for young families on Maureen Sechan Sunday Music Soiree: There will be a lecture and discussion with Professor Joan Epstein, chair of the Eckerd College Department of Music, accompanied by Fred Gratta, Engage in a discussion about the Jewish connections behind Max Bruchs Kol Nidre and learn more about this featured work of the Florida at dll@cbistpete.org or call the synagogue. This is part of the Kavanah Lifelong Learning series and is free and open to the community. Shabbat Hazzanut: Celebrate Shabbat on Saturday, March 3 with liturgical compositions by famed cantor and composer Hazzan Adolph Katchko in a full rendition of Musaf by Cantor Jonathan Schultz. Known as a cantor of the Golden Age of Virtuoso Artistics Cantorial Art, Hazzan Katcho was a luminary as well as a pioneer in presenting cantorial music as a serious liturgical art form. Talmud Made Easy: On Tuesdays, March Steve Wein will lead a study of Talmudic text and selected commentaries. All materials will be provided. The class involves textual analysis, lively discussion and is open to all. The class is free; no previous knowledge is JCC of West Pasco Port RicheyUnderstanding prayer: A class focused on the history, meaning, and relevance of Shabbat service pr ayers meets on Wednesdays through May at 7 p.m. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. There is no fee, and all are welcome.Cong. Beth David Spring HillFood Festival: The Sisterhood of Temple Beth David will hold its annual Jewish Food p.m. The menu will include blintzes, chopped liver, knishes, kugel, matzo ball soup, potato latkes, and stuffed cabbage. There also will be lots of bake shop goodies. Dont miss out on vendors, childrens activities, and more. For Torah study: Rabbi Paul Schreiber will conduct Torah study classes on Mondays at per class for non-members. Judaism class: A free Jewish conversion class will be held on Saturdays at 1 p.m., conducted by Rabbi Schreiber. Talmud for beginners: This class, already under way, is held every Wednesday at for non-members.Chabad of Spring HillTorah studies: The Jewish community is invited to attend Torah study classes, with bagels, on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. The classes, taught by Rabbi Chaim Lipszyc, are not sequential, so folks can drop in for any class. For more information, call Ro Kerschner at Congregation Bnai Israel invites the community to a weekend of events in honor of Rabbi Jacob and Joanne Luski Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. The weekend celebrates the Luskis ment, and guidance to the congregation and the community. Rabbi Luski is retiring later this year and will assume the title of rabbi emeritus. The weekend kicks off Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. with a Sephardic kabbalat Shabbat and dessert oneg for all worshipers. Shabbat morning services on March 10 at 9 a.m. will be followed by a special kiddush lunch. The celebration will culminate in a fundraising gala, on Sunday evening, March 11, which will also commemorate ting the chai in the galas theme of an evening in Chaivana, including kosher Cuban dining, dancing and festivities. The Chaivana Nights Gala has a Cuban Luski was born and raised until he was 11 years old. His years in St. Petersburg have been devoted to growing a vibrant Jewish community. At the synagogue, he established educational activities such as the Jewish Theological Seminary Tampa Bay OutDay in Pinellas County, and congregational trips to Israel. Rabbi Luski also has been an integral part of the growth of the Jewish presence throughout the county. chaplain at the VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, bringing spirituality and friendship to veterans on his weekly visits. Rabbi and Joanne were instrumental in founding the Pinellas County Jewish Day School, welcoming the school on the Congregation Bnai Israel campus for Hevra Kadisha Burial Society to ensure respectful and spiritual care for Jewish community members after death, and founded the Vaad Kashrut of Pinellas County to ensure kosher supervision for local food establishments and caterers. Building understanding between Jewish and other religious groups has been a continuing focus. Most recently, Rabbi Luski and the Most Reverend Bishop Robert N. Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg presented two community th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, a document in the Catholic church which Catholics and Jews. Receiving numerous honors and awards over the years, Rabbi Luski has enjoyed sharing his time and insights with Jewish, non-Jewish, and humanitarian initiatives, including establishing the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis, for which he served as president three times; the Clergy Association of Greater St. Petersburg, through which he founded the Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service; National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the Race Relations Advisory Committee to the St. Petersburg Police Department. He serves on the board of MERCAZ, the World Council of Conservative/ MASORTI Synagogues, The Jewish Federation of Pinellas County, and the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of North America. After retiring, the rabbi will continue his ardent support of Israel through his work with the International Council of Israel Bonds. Rabbi Luski has been co-chair for the past six years and was honored by his colleagues as he was named this month as chairman of the International Rabbinic Advisory Council of Israel Bonds. He will also have more time to spend Preston and Rose. Funds raised at the event will be used to preserve Jewish life in St. Petersburg for future generations. RSVPs are available on a limited basis. Contact the synagogue, Congregation Bnai Israel is located at Congregation Bnai Israel honors Rabbi Jacob and Joanne Luski for 4 decades of dedication, service

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PAGE 10 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANY Wednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the film HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD Thursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10 LONGING Thursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature Audience SAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE ME Thursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 THE LAST SUIT Thursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership with BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY Thursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 THE CAKEMAKER Friday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the film IN BETWEENSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult ContentSCANDAL IN IVANSKSunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per personITZHAKSunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAELSunday, March 25 | 4:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUERSunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership with THE TESTAMENT Saturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2018 Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMASSunday, March 25 | 1:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 52 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 AND THEN SHE ARRIVED Thursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature Audience BUDAPEST NOIR Friday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content AN ISRAELI LOVE STORYSaturday, March 24 | 9:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language English, Hebrew, Arabic with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANYWednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the filmHEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLDThursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10LONGINGThursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceSAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE METhursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE LAST SUITThursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership withBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYThursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10AND THEN SHE ARRIVEDThursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceTHE CAKEMAKERFriday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the filmBUDAPEST NOIRFriday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content IN BETWEENSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult ContentSCANDAL IN IVANSKSunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per personITZHAKSunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAELSunday, March 25 | 4:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUERSunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership withTO SUPPORT THE TBJFF, VISIT TBJFF.ORG BOX OFFICE OPENS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIMETAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL GREAT FILMS. BUT JEWISH-ER. 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FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 11 OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANYWednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the filmHEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLDThursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10LONGINGThursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceSAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE METhursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE LAST SUITThursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership withBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYThursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE CAKEMAKERFriday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the film IN BETWEEN Saturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content SCANDAL IN IVANSK Sunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per person ITZHAK Sunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL Sunday, March 25 | 4:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10 THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER Sunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership with THE TESTAMENTSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2018 Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS Sunday, March 25 | 1:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 52 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 AND THEN SHE ARRIVEDThursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceBUDAPEST NOIRFriday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY Saturday, March 24 | 9:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language English, Hebrew, Arabic with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANYWednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the filmHEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLDThursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10LONGINGThursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceSAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE METhursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE LAST SUITThursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership withBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYThursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10AND THEN SHE ARRIVEDThursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceTHE CAKEMAKERFriday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the filmBUDAPEST NOIRFriday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content IN BETWEENSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult ContentSCANDAL IN IVANSKSunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per personITZHAKSunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAELSunday, March 25 | 4:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUERSunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership withTO SUPPORT THE TBJFF, VISIT TBJFF.ORG BOX OFFICE OPENS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIMETAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL GREAT FILMS. BUT JEWISH-ER. 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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 13 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018THIS PAGE SPONSORED BY MENORAH MANOR 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon On Wednesday, February 7, Menorah Manor recognized more than one hundred active volunteers at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The event began with a heartfelt welcome from Barry Kanner, Menorah Manor Chair. Other speakers included Robert Goldstein, chief executive ofcer; Doris Rosenblatt, Menorah Manor Resident Council president; Barbara Baughman, Menorah Manor Guild president; Bonnie Berman, director of volunteers; and Dr. Steven Warren. Dr. Steven Warren established the Gail S. Warren Volunteer Education Endowment Fund in 2009 in memory of his late wife, Gail. For many years, Gail was Menorah Manors director of volunteers and made an extraordinary impact on the community and the seniors Menorah Manor cares for. Each year in memory of Gail, a volunteer is honored with the Gail S. Warren Volunteer of the Year Award. This years Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Lore Lynn. Lore, a Samson Nursing Center volunteer, has been involved with Menorah Manor for more than a decade. Lore works closely with staff members to assist with many activities, including bingo, Baking Buddies, Yiddish Lotto, and delivering owers to new residents. Lore, who also serves on the Guild board, has contributed more than 16,000 hours of service. Outstanding Service Awards were presented to Lillian Pessis, Richard McKee, Daniel Eldridge, and Hilda Colick for each contributing 1,000 hours of service. Jackie Kanner was honored for contributing over 2,500 hours of service, and Barbara Baughman was honored for contributing 5,000 hours of service. The Menorah Manor Family would like to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication to our residents. Thank you for everything you do! (L-R) Dr. Steven Warren; Bonnie Berman; Lore Lynn, winner of the Gail S. Warren Volunteer of the Year award; Barry Kanner; and Robert Goldstein, chief executive ofcer of Menorah Manor. (L-R) Bonnie Berman; Lillian Pessis, winner of an Outstanding Service Award; and Robert Goldstein (L-R) Bonnie Berman; Barbara Baughman, winner of an Outstanding Service award; and Robert Goldstein (L-R) Susie Berman, Menorah Manor Foundation Chair; and Phyllis Werner, Menorah Manor Foundation Trustee Doris Rosenblatt, Menorah Manor Resident Council President (L-R) Founders Association Members Dell Krug and Edie Seligman More than a hundred volunteers were honored at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. (L-R) Lore Lynn, winner of the Gail S. Warren Volunteer of the Year award; and Iris Salzer www.menorahmanor.org (727) 345-2775

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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 15 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Bar Mitzvah & Banquet Hall Bellissimo Italian Eatery Bellissimo Italian Eatery CATERING ON SITE: Weddings Business Meetingstt See What The Critics Are SayingAMAZING Simply, The BestSeating for up to 80 people10% OFFEntire Check Be Our Guest!With CouponCustomize your own event! Southern Italian cooking or other type of menus available Bar Mitzvahs Birthday PartiesWomen will contemplate What it means to say, I am a Jew the theme of the 20th annual Community Womens Seder when they gather at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater on Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. The theme is taken from the last words uttered by Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl before he was beheaded by terrorists. The Womens Community Seder program will reference per I am Jewish edited by Judea and Ruth Pearl, Daniel Pearls par ents. Seder organizers are seeking multi-generational family members, such as a mother and daughter, or grandmother and granddaughter to read short passages from the book and discuss how the passages resonate with them. Later, during the seder meal, those attending will be asked to discuss with one another how they reacted to the multi-generational readings. Rabbi Danielle Upbin from Congregation Beth Shalom, Cantorial Soloist Laura Berkson from Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater and guitarist Eve Alman-Goldstein from Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor will lead the program. Violinist Rebecca Zapen of St. Petersburg and Cantorial Soloist Lily Lucey, who will be trav-Community Womens Seder set for March 13 in Clearwater FULL SERVICE FOR DOGS & CATS 3125 4th St. N. St. Petersburg727.289.7190www.4thstreetpethospital.comFamily owned and operatedFREE Meet & Greet ($55 Value)Comprehensive Exam Exp. 3/31/18 Dr. Stephanie MontorUniv. of Pennsylvania Veterinary Med. School ST. PETERS BURGFirst Night CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF ST. PETERSBURG, 4010 Park St., St. Petersburg, will hold a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 7:15 p.m. The family friendly Seder will include hand-baked matzah. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $50 per adult, $30 for children 3-12. After March 20 cost will be $55 per adult; children, $36 To RSVP, call (727) 3444900, or go online at www.ChabadSP.com. CONGREGATION BNAI ISRAEL, 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m., led by Rabbi Jacob Luski and Cantor Jonathan Schultz. Traditional, kosher Seder foods will be served with a vegetarian option avaialable. Cost is $54 for adults; $18 for children 5-12, 4 and under are fee. Reservations are required by March 23 to Pam Askin at CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM OF GULFPORT, 1844 54th St. S., Gulfport, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m. The Seder will include a kosher for Passover meal. Cost for adult members is $45, non-members, $50; children under 12, $22.50. To RSVP call, Joan Chase at (727) 733-7771. CL EAR WA TERFirst Night CHABAD OF CLEAR WA TER will hold a First Night Seder at the Tabacinic Chabad Center, 2280 Belleair Road, Clearwater, on Friday, March 30 at 7:15 p.m., hosted by Rabbi Levi and Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov. Open to the community, the Seder will include handmade Shmura Matzah and a traditional Pesach meal. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $40 per adult; $20 for children 3-12; sponsorships are available, $360. After March 25, cost will be $50 per adult. To RSVP, call (727) 265-2770 or go to www.JewishClearwater.com. CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM, 1325 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi David Weizman and Rabbi Danielle Upbin will lead the Seder. Cost is $50 per adult, $18 per child (12 and under) RSVP by March www.cbsclearwater.org. Second Night TEMPLE BNAI ISRAEL, 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, will hold a Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31, at 5 p.m. The Seder will include a catered traditional Passover dinner. Reservations are required. Cost for members is $25 for adults, $18 for children; non-members are $35 for adults and $28 for children. org.CommunitytPassovertSedersInformation received as of press time:PALM HA RBORFirst Night TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30. Led by Rabbi Gary Klein, the Seder will begin at 6 p.m. Open to the community, the cost for members and their guests is: adults, $40; children 12 and under, $20; non-members: adults, $50; children, $30. RSVP required. Call (727) 785-8811 for more information or for reservations. CHABAD OF PINELLAS COUNTY, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor, will hold a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. The family friendly Seder will include a traditional Pesach dinner. Cost is $50 per adult, $25 for children. Reservations are required, call (727) 789-0408 or online at yichabad.com/Seder yichabad.com. PASCO COUNTYFirst Night CHABAD OF WEST P ASCO, 10733 Maple Creek Drive, Suite 101, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. The family friendly Seder will include a traditional Pesach dinner. Open to the community, reservations are necessary as space is limited. Cost is; adults, $36 and children, 4-11, $25. After March 20, cost will be $45 per person. To RSVP call (727) 376-3366 or online at 222.ChabadWP.com. Second Night CONGREGATION BETH TEFILLAH/JCC OF WEST PASCO, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey, will host a Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Cost for members, $36, nonmembers, $50. Children under 13 are free. For more information and to RSVP, call (727) 847-3814. TAMPASecond Night The 20S/30S CONNECTION group will hold a Multimedia Interactive Young Adult Seder Experience on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave. The cost is $20 per person and reservations are a must. This event is for those 21-39 years old. For questions contact Lindsey 221, RSVP at www.zedek.org/20s30s. The 13th Annual musical comedy GREATER S EDER will be held on the second night of Passover, Saturday, March 31, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa. This years production is The Music Mensch. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Seder will begin at 7 p.m. The Seder is open to anyone 21 and older. Tickets are $55 per person, or after March 16, $65 per person. Proceeds go to the Tampa Jewish Family Services Community Food Bank. For more information or to buy tickets online, go to www.greaterseder.com.eling from New Jersey, will also participate. The program will feature a specially prepared Womens Community Seder Haggadah. Both an Ashkenazi and Sephardic charoset will be offered during the Seder. The meal will be vegetarian and wine will also be served. This program sells out fast so make reservations quickly. Cost is $30. Call Congregation Beth Shalom at (727) 531-1418 for a reservation form. Congregation Beth Shalom is at 1325 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Ethan Gabriel Treiser, son of Rachel and Rabbi Daniel Treiser, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 3, at Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater. Ethan is a seventh-grade honors student in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at East Lake Middle School Academy of Engineering. He enjoys playing video games, traveling, and all things Star Wars. Ethan participates in the STEM Club at school and is an avid tennis player. Ethan loves playing the drums. He plays percussion in the Silver Beat Band at school and has been asked to play drums to backup other orchestras at school. He is looking forward to the Blue Jeans Friday Night Live Service on Friday, March 2, where he hopes to show off his drumming skills. Special guests will include his sister Rachel, grandparents Debra Levine, Caren Treiser, and Sidney Levine and great-grandmother Shirley Mattler, along with family and friends from throughout Florida, Atlanta, New York and and Camp Coleman. Ethan Gabriel TreiserBnai Mitzvah are published in the Jewish Press as a public service. Forms or downloaded online. Go to jewishpresspinellas.com and look under Submit button. Photos may be mailed or e-mailed to jewishpress@aol.com as a JPG or TIF. There is a $5 charge to cover the cost of reproducing the photo. The completed form should be submitted about a month in advance. The announcement is usually printed one to two weeks before the celebration. Mail to the Jewish Press, PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758. JERUSALEM (JTA) A forBenjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn states evidence that could incriminate the prime minister in a corruption investigation. Shlomo Filber, the suspended director general of the Ministry of Communications, agreed in exchange for a lighter sentence to provide police with information about Netanyahus part in the so-called Case 4000, which alleges that Shaul Elovitch, majority shareholder of Bezeq, received political favors for the Israeli telecommunications giant in return for favorable coverage of Netanyahu on the Walla! news website owned by the company. Filber was arrested along with mer associates who worked in the deal signed late Tuesday, Feb. 20 he reportedly will not serve jail time.Former Netanyahu condant agrees to turn states evidence in corruption investigation

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PAGE 16 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 9 22, 2018 CEMETERY LOTSAdvertise in Business & Professional Directoryfor as little as $38 per issue including web.For more information, call (727) 535-4400 WANTED: Adults with a desire to befriend a Jewish youngster. As a mentor/role model Community Services, (727) 450-7278. COMMUNITY SERVICES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESCOULD YOUR CHILD USE ANOTHER ADULT IN THEIR LIFE? Do you have children between the ages 6 who would at (727) 450-7278, for more information. CLASSIFIEDS ADS services and merchandise advertised, nor screens advertisers. All ads must be submitted in writing. $10 for 15 words, 10 each additional word. Organizations POSITION AVAILABLEJEWISH PRESS has OPENINGS for:SUMMER INTERNS include writing assignments and Karen Dawkins, managing editor PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758 email: jewishpress@aol.com. or call, (727) 535-4400 or (813) 871-2332. SERVICESACCOUNTANT SINGER CONSULTING: T woWO L awnAWN C ryRY P tsTS :     Bnai BrithHorsing around fundraiser: Greater Tampa Bay Bnai Brith will be going to Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m. for its annual fundraiser. A full brunch will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and   includes admission to the track, racing program, brunch and gratuities. RSVP to Arlene Berger by March 11. For RSVP information, call Berger at (727) 726-9579.JWIFor the kids: Jewish Women Inter national North Pinellas will enjoy brunch as they hold a fundraiser for the Childrens Home on Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. with a Table for Two demonstration by Chef Warren Caterson. The event will be at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, with valet parking. The cost is $38 per person. For more information, contact Amy Richman at   richman.amy52@gmail.com or ( 727) 543-0108.HadassahGiving event: Celebrate the Power of Women Who Do at St. Petersburg Hadassahs annual giving event on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of a Hadassah member. Hear from Diane Issenberg, coordinator of the National Hadassah Development Division, as you learn, then nosh, and shmooze while supporting saving lives through Hadassahs research. Major donors, Keepers of the Gate, mem bers of the Chai Society, and Legacy Donors also will be honored at the event. Hors doeuvres and desserts will be served. Your check ($25) is your reservation. RSVP immediately to Laurie Reiskind at lauriesr@ tampabay.rr.com. Those who can not attend the event can still donate by contacting Patricia Levinson, fundraising vice president, at plevinson@ hadassah.org. Meet the author: The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will meet on Monday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, to hear author Marilyn Whelan, speak about her book, Caviar Living on Fish Stick Money. This book is a guide to home-spun lessons from a life well-lived. She will offer some ideas to help you stretch your money and enjoy life to the fullest. Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts will be served. For more information, call Janice Caine at (727) 726-3735. Genealogical SocietyImmigration research: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer the second of   a two-part seminar titled:   The JGSTB 2018 Guide to Immigra tion Research: Why You Cant Find Your Bubbes Immigration Record on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. This seminar will enable participants to discover their familys immigration records. The presentation will concentrate on both traditional and recently available internet resources.   Dr. Emil H. Isaacson who will lead the seminar, has more than 33 years of experience in genealogy. The seminar is free to members; non-members $25 for individu als or $35 for a family, which will include an annual membership. To pre-register for the class or for more information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981. Young Adults #Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities designed to help young adults connect. It is open to young adults of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for any #Gather events, visit: www. bryanglazerfamilyjcc.com/gather or contact Lisa Robbins at lisa.robbins@jewishtampa. com or (813) 769-4723. Wearable art: Take your rummaging skills to the next level at a Junk Box Jewelry event on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the visual arts center in the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa. Choose from a variety of unsuspecting items to combine, alter, fabricate and recombine into wearable jewelry. Dig through a treasure trove of metal, parts, pieces, leather, hinges, springs, zippers and other found and recycled options to create your very own piece of original jewelry. Bring snacks and wine to share during social hour. The cost is $10.Job-LinksMonday Morning Links: Free sessions of Monday Morning Links are offered at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa from 9:30 11 a.m. On March 5 the topic is How to Write a Robot Friendly Resume; the March 12 topic is 7 Keys to Take Charge of Your Interview; the March 19 topic is Linked-in From a Recruiter Perspective and the March 26 topic is Staying Motivated During Career Transition. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation. Job-search aids: There are Success workshops on select Thursdays to aid with job-search skills. On March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the topic is PeopleMap Understanding the Fort Personality Types; on March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the topic is Is Your Network Working for You and on April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the topic is Customize Your Resume for the Job You Want. The workshops are free for   TampaBay Jo b-Links   ful l program participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. To RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email   RSVP@TBJL.org. Special event: On March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., photographer Allie Serrano for be on-hand for a photo shoot for job seekers. Support groupsAlzheimers caregiver group: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. Petersburg, on the   For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750.

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Florida Sun-Sentinel Sun-Sentinel Meadow Pollack ton next to a Sun-Sentinel Alex Schachter a bright the tromSun-Sentinel Miami Herald that Scott Beigel at Camp camp in JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 17 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 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 IRVIN BELL, 87, of Largo, died Feb. 9. Survivors include his wife Bernice Pedolsky; his children; Alysha and Tsvika Luper, and Jenifer and Kenneth grandchildren. The family suggests Foundation. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) ALAN F. COHAN, 81, of St. Pete Beach, died Feb. 10. Survivors include his wife of 57 years Judy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Brooke Cohan, Scott and Daina Cohan; daughter and son-in-law Tracy and Stuart Hummer; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Lanie Cohan; gests memorials to Menorah Manor or Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) FERN MOROFF, 86, of Clearwater died Feb. 19. Survivors include her children; Debra Moroff, Daniel and Shangrandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials or Hadassah North Pinellas Chapter. (Curlew Hills/Memory Gardens) MILTON SCHWARTZ, 87, of Clearwater, died Feb. 15. Survivors include his children Lynn Meier and David and Susan Schwartz; stepchildren Richard and Barbara Zippin and Jill Bryan; brothers and sisters-in-law Marvin and Temmy Schwartz and Dr. Mayer and Alice Schwartz; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater or Beth El Congregation in Baltimore, MD. or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel) FLORINE ZALLIS, 86, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Baltimore, died Feb. 13. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Harold; son Marc Zallis; daughter and son-in-law Sharon ZallisYoungblood and Lynn Youngblood; two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Suncoast HospiceEmpath Health in Clearwater. (Curlew Hills, Memory Gardens)HONORING rememtenberg as his comments since the shooting Alyssa Alhadeff soccer cer team, Alyssa Alhadeff Meadow Pollack Alex Schachter Scott Beigel

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PAGE 18 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival ScheduleWEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 OPENING NNIGHT Bye Bye GermanyBryan Glazer Family JCC Cocktail hour 6 p.m., Theater opens 7 p.m.Bye Bye Germany is an award  THURSDAY, MARCH 22 HHILLSBoORoOUGH CoOUNTY And Then She Arrived Villagio Cinema of Carrollwood, 11 a.m.  And Then She Arrived     Mr. Predictable   The Womens Balcony Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Villagio Cinema of Carrollwood, 1 p.m.Bombshell Sammy Davis Jr.: Ive Gotta Be MeAMC Classic Centro Ybor, 5 p.m.  Sammy Davis Jr.: Ive Gotta Be Me   Heather Booth: Changing the World Bryan Glazer Family JCC, Theater 1, 6:30 p.m. Heather Booth will lead an open LongingBryan Glazer Family JCC, Theater 2, 8 p.m.   Longing. PPINELLAS CoOUNTY The Last Suit Largo Central Park Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.A dessert reception will follow the movie. Sponsored in partnership with Federation of Jewish Mens Club and Men of Reform Judaism. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 HHILLSBoORoOUGH CoOUNTY The Cakemaker Villagio Cinema of Carrollwood, 1:30 p.m. Cake and coffee will be offered Budapest Noir AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10, 5 p.m.  Budapest Noir PPINELLAS CoOUNTY And Then She Arrived AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10, 11 a.m. Budapest Noir AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10, 4 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 HHILLSBoORoOUGH CoOUNTY The Testament AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10, 7:30 p.m. The Testament PPINELLAS CoOUNTY In Between AMC Sundial 20, 7:30 p.m. An Israeli Love Story AMC Sundial 20, 9:30 p.m.

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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY PAGE 19 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 rfntbrtrf rfntbrtfrttf ttrtrrtft ntrfftf rf rfnftfbfrn tbrrrf n nr fft fr frrbfbrfr trfftf t ntt rfbf trftbrtt rrtfrrtrftbrtt rfftrftbrtt rfbff f tb brt tfrf trrf bf f n bf t rrfb ftf rf f FESTIVALThe year is 1947. Eighteenyear-old Margalit lives in a settle ment in northern Israel. One day she meets 24-year-old Eli Ben Zvi. She tries to get close to him, but things dont go so smoothly. He has a girlfriend and is busy with the dramatic events preceding the birth of Israel. Slowly the barriers come down, Eli discovers Margalit and they move in together. They set up a date for their wedding, but Israels harsh reality intervenes. Admission: $10 SUNDAY, MARCH 25 HILLSBOROUGhH COUNTY Scandal in Ivansk Glazer JCC, Theater 1 10:45 a.m.In the small Polish town of Ivansk, most of the Jews were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. A group of descendants of Ivansk Jews restore the towns cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word collaborator, a national scandal is unleashed. This eyeopening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation wont accept collaborator to describe Polish people who aided genocide of Jews. Admission: $10Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas Glazer JCC, Theater 2, 1:30 p.m.In an irony of ironies, it was Jewish immigrant outsiders Ir ving Berlin, Mel Torm and many as a secular and inclusive cultural phenomenon. Penning such yuleLet It Snow and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, these artdays through musical merriment. A panoply of performers delivers renditions of these beloved melorestaurant, while musicologists, religious leaders, comedians and others add insights into the contradictory and poignant relationship American Jews have with The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (also written by a Jew). Admission: $10. Kosher Chinese buffet lunch beItzhakGlazer JCC, Theater 1 2:30 p.m.   examines the life and glorious music of Israeli-born Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the greatest living violinist. Ar chival materials and performance clips, including a breakthrough appearance on     at age 13, combined with behind-the-scenes moments of the venerated artist. Perlmans musical discipline contrasts with an intimate view of his home life, as a modern Jewish family embraces its heritage in a changing world. Admission: $10Heading Home: The Tale of Team IsraelGlazer JCC, Theater 2, 4 p.m. Heading Home charts the under dog journey of Israels national baseball team competing for the the worlds best in 2017, eligible to play in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American major league players, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, and never having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. raels roster) Alex Jacobs after Admission: $5 for kids, $10 for adultsThe People vs. Fritz Bauer Glazer JCC, Theater 1, 6 p.m. postwar 1950s, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting its recent past. Against this backdrop, the implacable Attorney General Fritz Bauer (Burghart Klaubner) is committed to holding leaders of the Third Reich to account. He is stymied at every turn by authorities with Nazi ties, now in top government positions. While slandered in the court of public opinion by foes seeking to silence him, the tenacious Bauer pursues a forbidden alliance with Israeli spy agency Mossad to apprehend Holocaust mastermind Adolph Eichmann. Admission: $10 to sell-out this year, so pre-pur chase of festival tickets is suggested at www.tbjff.or g. For more the ad on Pages 10-11 or go to the website. The 2018 festival is co-produced by Tampa sponsored by the Florida Department of State Trust and Sara and David Scher. To become a corporate sponsor or patron of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, call (813) 769-4725 or visit the website.

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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 3B JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 3B Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide JAG STUDIOSFall: Its the most wedding-ful time of the yearBy Nola Sarkisian-Miller CTW FeaturesAlong with adversely impacting our planet, activity: weddings. According to The Knots 2016 wedding statistics, fall has overtaken summer as the most popular wedding season with 40 per cent of couples planning fall ceremonies. Falls warmer months and cheaper fees are a huge selling point. So, if brides want to lock in a special date during this busy time, they shouldnt wait, especially if looking for a destination with fall foliage as the backdrop. The number one thing to do is plan ahead, says Jaclyn in Hyde Park, VT, catering to $250,000 to $1 million wed dings. Book at least eight months out to ensure you get your preferred date, venue, planner and photographer secured. Another thing to consider is how much work a couple wants to invest in the wedding. Would the duo prefer to research everything or book a package complete with catering and wedding vendors and coast through the planning process? where they control the details, says Mandy Connor, owner of Hummingbird Bridal and Events, in Boston. Others say that it can cost more than they realize so make sure the venues are upfront about all of that. For those who are DIYers and call Pinterest home, places like Overbrook House in Cape Cod, MA, are a favorite option where couples are responsible for everything from catering to the music. At Overbrook House, brides can realize their site featuring a 1920s era home with spacious grounds cover ing 250 acres. Another option to consider is how long you want that wed ding celebration to last. If couples would love a marathon of guests for a weekend or more can help edit down your search. that can really tell your story and offer activities that you would all like, Watson says. Outdoor activities abound at the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, CT. Built in 1757 when the area was a shipping botanical garden along the Lieutenant River. For a festive weekend, book a ride on a steam locomotive or a riverboat cruise in between some mountain biking and golf. ding setting means traveling out of the way. Still, for Florida brides, it doesnt have to mean traveling a thousand miles or more with little accessibility. One such spot is Vecoma at the Yellow River, Inc. In Snell ville, GA, which offers picturesque wedding sites including those by the river and the front lawn. It is about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta and offers plenty of nearby lodging for Vecoma owner and president Judith Warren understands the stresses and neuroses of wedding planning, especially for couples that do not live in the area. So bring on the phone calls and emails, Warren says. When it comes to planning outdoor fall weddings, couples naturally worry about the remote chance of inclement weath er, so make sure venues offer Plan B contingencies. October is apparently the driest month in Atlanta, according to War ren. For fall color fanatics, Oct. 14 to Nov. 18 guarantees the most brilliant hues in her neck of the woods. (Of course, keep in mind that farther north the colors peak earlier). R, Warren says. If it does, we have our covered deck or JAG STUDIOS 2016 wedding statistics, fall has overtaken cent of couples planning fall ceremonies. Falls warmer So, if brides want to lock in a special date during this busy time, they shouldnt wait, especially if looking for a The number one thing to do is plan ahead, says Jaclyn in Hyde Park, VT, catering to $250,000 to $1 million wed dings. Book at least eight months out to ensure you get your preferred date, venue, planner and photographer secured. Another thing to consider is how much work a couple wants botanical garden along the Lieutenant River. For a festive Image courtesy Vecoma

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PETERSBURG By RENEE LEE CTW FeaturesW hat screams tropical wedding more than with bright pops of pink, luscious green and tan (reminiscent of sandy beaches, anyone?) The Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas specializes in tropical-themed weddings, and to achieve that aesthetic, its all about decor, said Michelle Goldberg, Tropicanas marketing projects manager. Whether you choose to get married indoors or outdoors, you can always add exotic foliage, a bright color scheme and Chivari chairs to achieve a tropical setting for your wedding. The lush oral For that exotic feel, its all about bringing the tropics to your theme an island aesthetic by decorating with palm leaves and bright, color Hala Tropical Flowers, a 10-acre of Hana, Hawaii, specializes in helping bring the abundance of and groom.For a bride planning a tropical themed wedding, I recommend using some of my favorite ger and King Protea, said Halas white torch ginger and tubarose can add to the fun island vibe, while garden roses can add a touch of romance, she added. Eucalyptus and heliotrope plants are also some of Keays favorites for adding tropical greenery. ments like bouquets, many tropicalthemed weddings also feature orchids and greenery in other decor elements palm leaves are especially striking as escort cards or as part of tablescapes, while they can also adorn tropical wedding cakes. Fun, pineapple-lled decor Whats the hottest wedding decor trend of the year? For Tropicanas ple. Use the quintessential tropical fruit to add a pop of the islands or a pop of color (think attention-getting gold or bright yellow-painted pineapples) and think beyond pineapples by including other on-theme Whisk your wedding to the islands without leaving homeIMAGES COURTE S Y ACQUA PHOTO fruits like bananas, mangoes, papayas or eye-catching Buddhas hand. For even more tropical flair, gos, colorful leis, sand dollars (great for escort cards or table cards), seashells or candles. For fun while striking a pose, set up a photo booth with tropical props like sunglasses, straw hats and coconut bras.DRESS grocery list or the errands yet to be run. But it felt wrong for me. Thats when I decided I wanted my own. This began a strange journey I looked in all the usual places: the temple gift shop, a local Judaica store, and many online sites. Nothing looked like something Id really love to wrap myself in. Eventually, the idea got put on hold. With the kids gone, we started to talk about downsizing. Id really only begun to think about paring our possessions when the house sold. Suddenly, we were at warp speed, shedding trophies and treasures with abandon. My to-do list had sub-lists. And then, while clearing out a closet, I found my wedding dress, from 40 years ago. Id kept it, thinking Id have it dyed, so I could wear it to someone elses wedding. Then life got in the way, and it had gotten shoved deeper into the closet. Nervously, I tried it on, and was body, thanks to the triple threat of kids, life and gravity, has a different shape now. Wearing it as a dress was clearly out of the question. However, when I put that dress on, I felt love the love my husband and I share as well as that of all the others I loved who were at our wedding and no longer alive. It was a feeling I really didnt want to let go of. I wondered: Could this, my wedding dress, be made into a tallis? The Jewish Press welcomes announcements of engagements and weddings of couples in which one or both are residents or former residents of the Tampa Bay area. The paper also will run announcements if any of the couples parents are residents here. Either There is no charge for announcements or an accompanying photo. A headshot of the couple is preferable. If sending via email, the photo should be high resolution (300 dpi). Announcements are run on a space available basis in the paper of residence and/or employment. No form is needed. Mail or email information traditionally included in an engagement or wedding announcement such as the city/state residence of the bride and bridegroom, education and employment, parents and grandparents, if still living. For the engagement announcement, you may want to include when and where the ceremony will be. The honeymoon destination and where the newlyweds are living. All information submitted will be published at the discretion of the newspaper. info@jewishpresstampabay.com. Online, I found a woman who does just that. I mailed her the dress, told her what Id like, and several weeks later she sent me exactly what Id been looking for. No, Im not more observant now. But when Im in synagogue and wrap myself in my very own tallis, my wedding dress tallis, I feel that Im wrapping myself in love. And I know why Im there. (JoAnn Abrahams diverse careers have included teaching journalism, marketing for a major nondiscovered that freelancing offers

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No equivalent really exists in Judaism, but I did appreciate it very much when our rabbi offered an opportunity to sit and meet with him a few times to discuss how we wanted our lives to look as a married couple. (I would also love to go back in time and see what we said, since I am sure we didnt really think we would have six kids, but thats another story.) Ask your rabbi if you can do the same. Its a good way to talk about things you may not have already discussed, like how religious you want your life to be, how you want to raise any kids, how you want to handle money and so forth. Genetic screening Heres another one you may not have discussed: genetic screening. Before marrying, get tested for Jewish genetic diseases. Most people get reassuring results, but even if you both test positive as carriers, there are options to help you have healthy children. Its super common to be a carrier for some kind of genetic disease: One in three Jews is a healthy carrier. The crazy part is you have no idea without testing. lineage subsidized testing for more than 200 genetic diseases. or Mizrahi backgrounds, as well as interfaith couples. You can do the test at home and register online. Consider the paperwork Youre probably going to want a ketubah, a Jewish marriage contract. While I have a rabbi friend who refers to it somewhat pejoratively as an Aramaic document of acquisition, I see it as an opportunity to frame your marriage and mutual Jewish future. In the secular world, you may be considering a prenup. As a Conservative Jew, I am a tremendous advocate of the Lieberman clause, in which both parties to the marriage agree not to withhold a get the Jewish instrument of divorce should the marriage not hold. Including this clause in your ketubah is a statement on behalf of womens rights. There are many websites with ketubah options. Talk to each other band, etc. No one is actually going to recall what card stock you used for the thank you notes or how big your centerpieces were. Take time every day to talk about something not wedding-related. You know, like why you like each other, or a movie you saw. If you can, write a letter to your partner (offer them the chance to do the same for you, but or 10th, anniversary. tween you, dont sweep them under the rug. Talk about the problem. Do you differ on fundamental issues, like whether to send kids to Hebrew school or what you believe, spiritually and politically? If youve got concerns, its not just jitters and even if it were, this is a litmus test for how you deal with stress (and this is just the good kind of stress). If you dont like the answers, you may need to have a more serious discussion that yes, could include postponing or calling off the wedding. Dont compromise your future because you already paid for the caterer. Plan the ceremony The core of the wedding is the ceremony, not the party (I know shocking), so take time to focus on that element. What would make the ceremony more meaningful to you and your partner? When I asked the cantor at our synagogue for traditional wedding music, he gave us a CD of music performed by our synagogues band, and I chose a song and sang it with them as I circled my groom. I will never be able to think about that without simultaneously smiling and crying. Think beyond yourselves Use the kiddush cup your partners great-grandfather brought over from Russia, even though you think its hideous. Use the tallis the entire family has been married under rather youre not making a wedding for Pinterest you are making it for your family, past and future. Honor those people. And, for that matter, honor your guests by making the registry easy to navigate (and easily refundable), the seating comfortable and the food plentiful. Be kind Figure out ways to pay your happiness forward. Write thank yous not only to those who gave you gifts, but to those Be kind to everyone. Give your centerpieces to a nursing home or hospital. Donate a portion of your gifts, if they are monetary. Make sure you tell people how thrilled you are that they took the time to come and be with you to celebrate this milestone in your life, and how you hope they will be there for every special day to come. This article was sponsored by and produced in partnership with JScreen. Kveller i s an online community of wom en and parents sharing experiences of raising kids through a Jewish lens. V isit Kveller.com. JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 6B Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide 7 things (you may not have thought much about) to do before the weddingThe ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract, is often created as an original artwork and displayed in the home. By KRISTEN FISCHER CTW FeaturesIntegrating bright reds, greens and yellows popular in the era can be a splashy way to create a Bohemianthemed affair. Just think more in jewel tones and less in the bright Brady Bunch. From the venue to the colors into a one-of-a-kind wedding without going overboard. Even better, an elegant look can still be attained when its done right and this unique palette can work in any season. Bohemian is effortless cohesion, said Lindsay ParrottMasiewicz, owner of P3 Events in Connecticut. In addition to all the upbeat hues, add a little gold into the color palette for a distinctive look. An unforgettable atmosphere take on the motif. To achieve an effortless bohemian vibe, I would start with a patterned tablecloth, something bold and bright with hints of gold throughout, said Parrott-Masie blue or green square charger, then topping it with a round red dinner plate and a goldor yellow-inspired menu on top. Taper candles, submersible LED lights and linens can be the perfect accents to add the color without overwhelming guests with the theme, said Audrey Issac of 100 Candles based in California. If youre looking for a subtler vessels consider colored and textured glass votives and vases for the eclectic look often associated with bohemian inspired celebrations, she says. Boho chic What the bridal party wears can also be incorporated into the color palette. Dresses can also tie into the theme, and Issac suggests letting bridesmaids choose their own Who said the s is out of style? Boho is back Brady From the venue to the ding without going overboard. Even better, an elegant look can still be attained when its done right and this unique palette can Bohemian is effortless co hesion, said Lindsay ParrottWho said the s is out of style? Boho is back AWESOMES A UCE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL TREND REPORTments and bridal bouquet will add interest and natural playfulness, in Washington D.C. Berries are plentiful and come in an array of hues from pale pinks and deep reds to bright greens and icy blues. lushness and complimentary monochromatic tones. also incorporate colors, while ribbons can accent just about anything while featuring engaging patterns. From there, its simple to adopt trends like a candy bar or photo booth just stick to the same hues and youre set. Channel your Megan Velez, Destination Weddings Grouptone of the big day, such as upscale ding, while a more classic wedding requires a formal dress. Give them one or two colors and allow them to take the lead on the hue and overall style, she says. Blues and greens in particular work well with most skin tones; save the brighter colors, such as yellow and oranges, for accents and accessories. Encouraging bridal party members to incorporate a pattern will add to the eclectic vibe. As for the bride, adorning locks and theme. of Destination Weddings Group, a network of wedding planners across the globe. Prefer a traditional veil? Then, see if your wedding party is on board with donning natural blooms, instead. And for the dress, and a touch of lace.

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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 7B Images to Capture your Heart and Excite your SoulPHOTO I VIDEO I DJ MUSIC727.386.9610 info@bradhallstudios.com bradhallstudios.com Weddings Bar & Bat Mitzvahs Corporate Events Promotional Videos Promotional savings may not be combined with any other offer. No cash value Save $500on packages $5000+ Save $250on packages $2499-$4999 Save $100on packages $999-$1499Save $50on packages $499-$999Brad Hall Studios is made up of some JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 7B Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN JNS.orgEvery bride wants her wedding day to second nuptials. There are many more considerations the second time around. Often, there are children involved. Usually, the couple is paying for factor in more. Theres also the question of want to make wedding No. 2 the same or totally different. But theres one topic that every bride-tobe considers: what to wear. When a woman wear a white bridal gown. Of course, theres a variety of dresses, but generally she knows within a range what shes looking for. For wedding No. 2? The message from second-time Jewish brides and their stylists is that anything goes. The bride should wear what she feels most comfortable in, says Nicole Borsuk of Nicole Borsuk Personal Shopper in Atlanta. It all depends on the bride. Melinda Michel of Baltimore remarried at the age of 48. I thought it was really fun shopping for wedding dresses, and Pinterest was like virtual window shopping, Michel says, noting that when she explored the virtual photo shop she discovered wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and cocktail attire in a variety of colors and cuts. She would them in a local bridal or department store. I think [second-time] brides should consider bridesmaid dresses, says Michel. cantly cheaperusually as much as 50 percent less expensive than a bridal gown. They still have that bridal party feel, without the virgin princess look. I dont know that says Michel of the difference between shoparound. Shari Klein, 50, seconds that notion. When she remarried in New York, she ended up with a white bridesmaid dress deeply emblazoned with silver beading. She says that for two months, she went searching for the perfect ensemble. Her married daughters helped, sending her pictures and suggestions. I needed something that was fun, but I didnt want to look like a grown-up trying to be a kid, says Klein, whose dress ultimately gave her that princess feel she desired, effusing a combination of modesty, sophistication, and beauty. She found the dress two days before her wedding. In contrast to Kleins white, Second-time bride Shari Klein with her husband, in what she called her Cinderella moment.Second-time brides share what to wearMichels dress was a blush pink. She says she knew the closest she would get to white was ivory, and in her searches she explored the gamut of colors, considering navies and burgundies if she were to have a winter wedding, and later a series of summer hues. Nicole Borsuk says second-time brides often opt for their favorite colors or ones they know look good on them. Fair-skinned brides should go with pastel colors so that they dont become washed out by their dress. Olive-skinned brides can go more vibrant, Borsuk says, noting, Orange is really in. So is fuchsia. Another way to consider your wedding gown is based on venue. Michel was married in a historic inn in Baltimore that she says had the feel of an English barn. The dress lent itself to the venue. Finally, accessorize. Michel says what she found in her exploration is that one can go with a simpler dress and then accessorize with the right bridal belt or shoes. Borsuk recommends that if going with a simpler dress add some fun and tasteful costume jewelry. In Kleins case, the shoes were the highlight. She selected high heels with sequins, silver straps and rhinestones. When you get married the second time around, you need to know this person is always going to be your prince charming, says Klein. There is a picture when he is putting the shoe on me. It is a Cinderella moment and a Cinderella picture the shoes, that picture, captured it all. Of course, by the end of the evening, Kleins shoes were off and she was living it up, dancing with her new husband. The dress was comfortable enough to move so she could sometimes forgo for beauty. world. To your second wedding, you are very choosy in who you share it with. It also a celebration of who you are, says Klein. That was the day. That was the dress. It was perfection.PHOTOS BY IAN BORGERHOFF; By CATHY CASSATTA CTW FeaturesIf youve always dreamed of an over-the-top fairytale wedding, from your venue to your dress and everything in-between, your dream can come true. Make your day as magical as you envision with these tips. Delight with dcor Just like fairytales are different, so are dcor options, says Maksym Podsolonko, owner of Magic Day Luxury Experiences. Choose between tender pastel colors for dark overstated venues and colorful combinations for blank space venues with lots of natural light. Go for grand tall centerpieces in spaces with lots of volume but choose numerous smaller compositions where you want to create a cozy atmosphere. Always use lots of candles and dim the lights for extra wow, Podsolonko says. Also, ensure you have enough space to execute your vision. The ceilings should be high enough and sturdy enough to hang chandeliers, says Ani Hovhannisyan, founder of couture bridal styling agency, Through The Veil. When I go is up. Chandeliers add drama and opulence even in the most derelict of spaces. Flowers can do wonders, too. Caroline Bailly, owner of the floral and event design company, LATELIER ROUGE, notes that lush arrangements and over-growing nature give a Sleeping cake plates, clear glass whimsical vases and clear glass cloches can remind guests of Beauty and the Beast. In fact, incorporate accents related to any fairytale that you desire, says Sukh Grewal, style director of Shields Flowers & Events. An antique teapot on some of the tables with per as another table accent, giant vintage mirrors and small pastel blue bird accents, she says. Options abound. Look the part Your dress can take you and guests into a world of allure. Pick a style thats best for your shape and thats full of fairytale details. Then accessorize. Going for luxury combined with glitz, choose a crystal-encrusted cape for a signature statement, suggests Dawn Stafford, founder of event planning company Gathering Souls. Gloves can also add elegance. They can be wrist length, over the elbow, satin, lace or even sheer, Stafford notes. For lovers of Romeo and Juliet, your season has arrived. Romantic embellishments are all unforgettable, Stafford points out.Step into a fairytale wedding

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