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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 6416 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33707ADVERTISEMENT VOL. 33, NO. 6 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA OCTOBER 5 18, 2018 16 PAGES Complied from news wiresUN continued on PAGE 12 The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties recently expanded the mailing list it shares with the Jewish Press. If you do not wish to continue to receive the paper, contact or call (727) 530-3223. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Join our page @ Meet Mishy Harman, Did you know? Our 2018-2019 Campaign Begins on November 1st!the co-founder, host and executive producer of Israel Story. Following his military service, he studied history at Harvard, archeology at Cambridge and wrote his PhD a biography of the rst Protestant missionary in Ethiopia at the Hebrew University. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Federica and two dogs, Nomi and Golda. The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FL DO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. www.JewishPinellas.orgMishy Harman will be in town on November 4th to bring us Israel Story Life for the Federations 2019 Catalyst Event at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Save the date! Related column, Page 3 The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties will host its annual signature event, Catalyst 2019, on Sunday evening, Nov. 4 with a presentation by the Israel Story podcasters, titled Mixtape: The Stories Behind Israels Ultimate Playlist. Join this dazzling musical journey as the volume is cranked up in Ruth Eckerd Halls Margarete Heye Great Room for a performance by the cast of Israel Story the state of Israels leading podcast and radio show. The groups live shows use a combination of radio-style storytelling, live art, music, singing, video, and other multimedia magic to provide intimate glimpses into the lives of Israelis. Based on a four-part mini-series podcast, the cast of Israel Story will explore seven decades of Israeli tunes in celebration of Israels 70th birthday and take folks behind the scenes of some of Israels most (and least...) iconic songs, revealing the dramas, complexities and social tensions involved. Federation to host Israel Story podcast troupe for live show A world-renowned Israeli wildlife photographer who has literally gone to the ends of the earth to get a prized shot will be the featured guest speaker at the Hillels of the The Saturday evening, Nov. 10, event, Bubbles & Bubbly, at the Florida Aquarium Jew and Tikkun HaYam programs. The gala begins at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP cocktail reception for sponsors, followed by the main event at 7:30 p.m. The Florida Aquariums 500,000-gallon coral reef exhibit is the perfect backdrop for guest speaker Amos Nachoum, an acclaimed wildlife photographer, explorer and conservationist. Suncoast Hillels gala to feature Israeli photographerUndewater photographer Amos Nachoum and his photo, A Sardines Last Daylight. Captured off the California coast, the shot shows a striped marlin opening its bill to swallow the sardine. ISRAEL STORY continued on PAGE 6 PHOTOGRAPHER continued on PAGE 10 By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN JTA news serviceNEW YORK Dogs and their owners are a common sight in Central Park on the weekend, but there was something different about the group gathered on the grass on a recent Sunday morning. The approximately 20 people could be seen and heard pointing at the ground while yelling zits and shtai and urging their dogs to shpring over hurdles. A group of befuddled visitors from Canada who stopped by to ask what was going on seemed even DOGS continued on PAGE 15 Ann Toback demonstrates the shpring command with her dog, Jesse, while trainer Miguel Rodriguez, left, and Yiddishist Leyzer Burko look on. Israel Story podcasters in their Jerusalem studio. The group is bringing their show, a mix of storytelling, music, singing and multimedia magic, here for the 2019 Catalyst event. Trump signs law expanding hate crime protections to religious institutions WASHINGTON -President Donald Trump enacted a law that expands hate crime protections to religious institutions. The bill signed last Friday by Trump, Protecting Reby a series of bomb threats last year against Jewish institutions. The American Jewish Committee on Wednesday praised the passage of the law, which had strong bipartisan backing. This important law, which provides for new and strengthened measures to deter, as well as punish, perpetrators of attacks on religious institutions, will provide a much-needed sense of comfort and security, said Jason Isaacson, the AJC associate executive director for policy. Hate crimes laws enable prosecutors and law enforcement to impose enhanced penalties for existing crimes if they can show that bias was a motive. Joseph Schocken, a businessman in Mercer Island, WA, contacted his congressman, Derek Wilmer, after a local Jewish community center got a threat. Wilmer, a Democrat, joined David Kustoff, a Jewish Republican from Tennessee, to advance the bill, and it was also advanced in the Senate by Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, and Dianne Feinstein, a Jewish Democrat from California. In June, Michael Kadar, a 19-year-old AmericanIsraeli man, was convicted by an Israeli court of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States including Tampa, as well as to airlines. U.S. federal charges are still pending against Kadar.NASA signs deal for lunar mission with Israel Space Agency JERUSALEM NASA has signed an agreement SpaceIL to collaborate on the Jewish states unmanned moon mission slated to launch from Cape Canaveral next year. The landing would culminate eight years of collaboration on the $88 million project. If it succeeds, Israel will become the fourth country to reach Earths rocky satellite. The spacecrafts journey to the moon will last about two months. The Israeli craft will be the smallest to land on the moon, weighing only 1,322 pounds. Upon its landing, the spacecraft plans to take photos and video of the landing site while also measuring the According to the new agreement, NASA will contribing and support to aid in mission communication. ISA and SpaceIL will share data with the U.S. space agency from the SpaceIL lunar magnetometer installed aboard the spacecraft. In addition, NASAs Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ceIL lander as it lands on the moon. In a Post on Facebook, SpaceIL CEO Ido Antebi said it was a great honor to collaborate with NASA and that he hoped that this upcoming mission would lead to more space missions and other technological challenges in the future.At UN: Netanyahu seeks action against Iran; Abbas defends paying Israeli killers (JTA) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an address to the United Nations, rejected criticism of the P.A. for paying monthly salaries to Palestinians who kill Israelis or the families of the killers. I pay tribute to our hero martyrs and prisoners of war, he told the General Assembly. Meanwhile, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his address unveiled the location of a secret Iranian atomic warehouse in Tehran and implored the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect it. Netanyahu dedicated more than half of his speech to Irans nuclear transgressions and aggressions against Israel and other countries. He reminded the delegates about Israels raid on a Tehran storage facility containing Irans atomic archive and chided the IAEA for not taking action against it. Since the raid, he said, Iran has been emptying the warehouse, including spreading more than 30 pounds of radioactive material around Tehran. He added: We will act against you in Syria, we will act against you in Iran, we will act against you wherever and whenever. We will act against you to defend our state and our people. Netanyahu also spoke of Hezbollahs threats against Israel and provided an aerial photo to show


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. 6416 CENTRAL A VE., ST. PETERS BURG, FL 33707T 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 GALE TARNOFSKY-ABERCROMBIE Staff Writer & Editor BOB FRYER Ad Design & Graphics REY VILLALBA DAVID HERSHMAN Social Columnist JUDY LUDIN Editorial Assistant GAIL WISEBERGPUBLIC AT ION & DEADLINE D ATE SAlso publisher of the Jewish Press of Tampa of PINELLAS COUNTY An independent, bi-weekly newspaper owned by THE JEWISH PRESS GROUP of TAMPA BAY, INC. STAFF THE FEDERATION MAINTAINS THE MAIL ING LIST FOR THE JEWISH PRESS.To RECEIVE THE PAPER or for ADDRESS CHANGES, Call (727) 530-3223 Go to info@jewishpinellas.orgOCT 19Press Release ...........Oct 5 Advertising ................Oct 9NOV 2Press Release .........Oct 19 Advertising ..............Oct 23NOV 16Hanukkah editionPress Release ..........Nov 6 Advertising ...............Nov 2 Save These Dates! Save These Want More Events? Visit us online at for all of the Jewish events happening in our community! Want More Oct 14. Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age Free Movie ScreeningOct 14. Theatre on the Rye Show at Jo-Els Kosher DeliOct 19. Fed Friday #7: Champions Mindset, Harold ShinitskyOct 23. Board of Directors MeetingOct 26. Fed Friday #8: Jewflicks Video: My Israel, Sarah Tuttle-SingerNov 4. Catalyst 2019: Israel Story Presents: Mixtape Check Out These Events! Check Out FRIDAYS! Open to All in the Community! WHAT: Speakers, videos, presentations, activities, crafts, culture and more!WHERE: Federation Community RoomWHEN: Every Friday this fall from 10 am pm RSVP to Luc at COMING UP: Mixtape: The Stories Behind Israels Ultimate Playlist 11/4/186 to 9 pmRUTH Eckerd Hall


Emilie SocashExecutive Director, Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties Perspective Have you ever considered the role that music plays in recounting and shaping history, particularly that of the state of Israel? Music and its connection to our personal and peoplehood journeys is at the heart of the Federation Catalyst event coming up on Nov. 4, and it is one you wont want to miss. Music can be this otherworldly experience, sense of some of our most critical life moAnd You Shall Know Us By the Trail of Our Vinyl: The Jewish Past as Told by the Records we have Loved and Lost, through these albums, Im reminded of just how beautiful and varied this legacy is. This is a rich The two authors began collecting a musical library of vinyl albums, all of which told a small sliver of the story of shared Jewish experiences, and ended up founding Reboot Stereophonic, wanted to re-release lost records, champion the forgotten Jewish performers, and properly acin its full-color presentation of fascinating and occasionally visually or contextually horrifying album covers. Ones I particularly enjoyed seeing i ncluded Fraydele Oysher and her daughter Maricontemplates the variations of cover art in prebeginning of the state of Israel coincides with its use tracing the birth of the nation, from the scene brought us a veritable buffet of storylines tion of Hine Ma Tov The introduction of the compact disc in the production as a tool for telling the story of the Jewish people. This technological development actually forged the need for a reclamation of the musical Jewish journey that Reboot Stereophonic has made their mission. Another technology burst onto the audio stage gave the medium the outlet necessary to again tell stories through music, song, vision stations have converted their existing content to podcasts, creating on-demand and on-the-go distributions This American Life. And as you might imagine, the Israeli podcast scene is replete with The Promised PodcastStartup Camel The Joy of Text to name a few. But one of the greatest podcasts that does justice to the different and diverse stories of Israel herself as a nation is that of Sipur Israel, or Israel Story. in a primetime slot, reaching hundreds of thouthereafter began producing an English version as well. Israel Story team to our area for a live recording and performance of their podcast, we jumped at the chance. Not happen all the better. In the next edition of the Jewish Press, Ill delve more deeply into technologys use in social movements and storytelling, and how each event? Registration is available online at www. The stories of our Jewish life through music NO NEED TO DO IT ALONE FREE PLACEMENT SERVICE When caregivers need a break, respite care provides a temporary place to stay for an aging loved one. When a loved one is discharged from a hospital but unable to go straight home. Assisted Living Locators will help you nd an interim short-term care solution. When you need to move your aging parent across the state or across the country we can help. Assisted Living Locators has ofces around the country to help the move go smoothly.OUR SPECIALTIES Contact me today at 727-512-0909 michellec@assistedlivinglocators.comMichelle & Her DadAssisted Living Locators can help!INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTED LIVING MEMORY CARE & IN-HOME CARE Your loved ones deserve only the bestMichelle Krys CohenSt. Petersburg Senior Placement AdvisorThe Fourth Annual Mega p.m., at The Club at TreaIsland Causeway. Shabbat with others. Sponsors for the evening include Chabad Jewish Center of Greater Stersburg, Hadassah of St. Management group of Rayand The Club at Treasure Island. measured ingredients, and all necessary ingredients and utensils provided. The recipe to beare used is tradifrom cinnamon sugar, bagel spice, onion/herb or sunalso receive instruction on The event will include sangria and desserts. are enciuraged to register early as the event is usually a sellout. To reserve your spot or email Info@ for more information.Spice it up at Mega Challah Bake Oct. 25


Spirituality workshop: Women are invited to take part in an exploration of personal and spiritual growth through a variety of guided meditation practices and discussion of contemplative Jewish texts, led by Rabbi Danielle Upbin, on Thursdays, Oct. 18 and 25 at 12:30 p.m. 531-1418. Fundraiser: Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza at 2532 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater will be helping raise funds for the congregation on Thursday, Oct. 18. Mention Beth Shalom and a portion of proceeds will go to the synagogue all day, from opening to closing at 11 p.m. Shabbat Unplugged: Take in an acoustical evening as you relax and bring in Shabbat on Friday, Oct, 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Talmud classes: On Mondays and most Wednesdays, explore ancient legal tradition with Dr. Priscilla Na thanson The class is open to all levels of knowledge. The Monday class is held after minyan from 10 11:15 a.m. and the Lox & Learn: Explore the treasures of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi David Weizman, every Thursday. Come for breakfast at 9:45 a.m., minyan at 10 a.m., then discussion with the rabbi. CBS Reads: This co-ed group will meet in the synagogue library to explore c ontemporary books. The titles chosen generally have some Jewish thread or relate to current world issues and evoke lively discussions. Guests are welcome. The next meeting will be on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and include a discussion of Political Tribes, by Amy Chua. This contemporary book explains how loyalty ence of ideology. Pen to paper: Learn the art of memoir writing in a class facilitated by Martha Margolis class is already over. The next sessions are p.m. This class will explore the concept and techniques of memoir writing. Beginners are welcome. Psalms class: There are 150 psalms combining the Life, People and Land of Israel with human emotions. This class on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, led by Johanna Bromberg will explore these Psalms with both intensity and in detail. Students will be encouraged to select a personal favorite and discuss their understanding of its meaning. Torah study: Take part in an interactive conversation about the weekly Torah portion, incorporating both historical and contemporary reference material. This session is with Jason Palmer on Saturday, is welcome. Bike ride and lunch: Go for a bicycle ride with the Brotherhood on Sunday Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. when participants will gather at Weaver Park, 1258 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, and take the Pinellas Trail in Tarpon Springs, then return to the park a round trip distance of about 20 miles. All are welcome to join and there will be rest stops along the way and a stop for a meal. Bring water, a bicycle lock, power bars or some other snack and enjoy the ride and fellowship. For more details, contact Matt Sperber at Denim, Diamonds and Dice: Casino night, complete with gaming tables with professional dealers, food, a wellstocked bar and auctions galore, will be held Saturday Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the temples annual fundraiser. Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door. Each ticket provides entry, food and two drinks. At the end of the evening a Lunch and Learn: Discussions on a variety of Jewish topics including family, life cycle, modern Israel, current events, Torah and more take place in monthly classes led by Cal Simon on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. There is no fee for members or non-members. Bring your own nosh. Judaism for Beginners: These 8 p.m. now through Feb. 3. Topics include holidays, rituals, life cycle, traditions and Torah. This class is for those in an interfaith household or looking to become an adult Bnai Mitzvah. Instructors are Dani Gamson, director of youth and education, Cantorial Soloist Laura Berkson, along with visiting rabbis and educators. The fee non-members it is $54. Playtime: The temple invites preschoolers and their parents to gather with other families with young children on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. This is an opportunity for families to engage in fun activities with their tots. Non-members schedule and pricing information. Adult play time: Join active seniors and play mah jongg, Mexican train dominoes or bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Coffee and cake is served. For more information, contact Linda White Torah studies: Developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Chabad of Clearwater is presenting a series of 12 weekly discussions of contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition. Classes will be held Mondays been held. All are welcome and no membership is required. Textbook fee is $20 per student and covers the entire season. For more information or to register, go to or call: Torah and tea: Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov leads a Torah and Tea exclusively for women on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. There is no charge to attend. RSVP Coffee Talk: Join Rabbi Philip Weintraub for coffee and conversation on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. throughout Gulf Blvd, Redington Shores. Yoga: Join a mindful, all levels yoga class on Sundays at 10 a.m., focusing on stress relief, relaxation, and strengthening. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Suggested donation is $10. Survivor stories: Author Roslyn Franken will speak at the synagogue on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. presenting her book Meant To Be, which tells the story of her parents, Sonja and John. Sonja survived the concentration camps of Nazi Europe and later married John, who survived the atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. A book signing and refreshments will follow this free presentation. Books will be available for purchase. RSVP at Talmud Made Easy: A Talmud study class with Steve Wein continues on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. with the study of Berachotsoned students alike are welcome to participate. The class is conducted in English and no prior knowledge of the Talmud or prayer book is necessary. Contact for details. Torah cantillation class: Join Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Shabbat Candle Lighting Times Has your cell phone or computer given you trouble? The apps and programs were not working right? What did you do? Usually, people press the restart button. The wonderful restart button that makes all the wonky technology work again. That being the case, why do we need to rend this away we restart the Torah. Why? Didnt we wrong with the way we learned it last year that we must learn it again? The story is told of a child in Hebrew school who really took her studies to heart. The school, they were studying the weekly Torah portion and when they got up to the story of Joseph she started crying. How cruel of his brothers to sell him into slavery how could they do such a thing? The next year the teacher is ready. As they get up to the story of Joseph the teacher is prepared with a wad of tissues. Lo and behold when they learn the story of Joseph, the little girl bursts out laughing. The teacher asked, whats the difference between this year and the last? The student explained that last year Joseph had no idea what he was getting into. This year Joseph should have known to stay away from his brothers, it was his fault! The truth is that although we read the same stories, lessons, and laws every year, we are not just reading it again and again so that we dont forget it. Rather it is because the Torah, being the will and wisdom of G-d has a timeless message. As you grow as a person there is a new and deeper lesson that you can glean from the Torah that you may not have noticed before. The story of Joseph and the whole Torah this year should give you new lessons and a new perspective. If you just rely on your memory of the stories as you learned them in for an 11-year-old, not for how you live your life in 2018! The easiest way to achieve this would be by studying the Torah with a new commentary, online class or better yet with a group of friends. May G-d bless us all with a year full of growth and success in our learning and understanding of His Holy Torah. 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 the Jewish Press or the Board of Rabbis. Restart button for the Torah?


Visit us on both sides of the Bay Shipping and Gift Wrapping Available Hyde Park Village St. Petersburg 1619 W Snow Circle Tampa, FL 33606 813.831.2111 Shabbat Candlesticks Hamsa Necklace 300 Beach Drive NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.894.2111 You can also shop online! Maureen Sechan on Tuesday evenings beginning Oct. 9 after the evening minyan beginning at 6:30 p.m. to learn Torah cantillation tropes. Contact Sechan at for details.   Torah for seniors: Join Rabbi Weintraub at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Philip Benjamin Tower for a Torah discussion.   Mishna & Munchies: Beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, study Mishna with Rabbi Weintraub each Thursday beginning at 12:15 p.m. Happy half hour: Come before the Friday night service on Oct. 19 to socialize with friends over a drink and a nosh beginning at 6 p.m. Services begin at 6:30 p.m.   Introduction to Judaism: This course, to be held on considering conversion or who wish to learn more about Judaism. Rabbi Weintraub will teach about the practices and principles of Judaism. Those who are not congregation members should arrange an interview National Refugee Shabbat: Guest speaker Stacie Blake, who formerly was in charge of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services Florida Center for Survivors of Torture and also headed up the US Committee on Refugees and Immigrants Field is also a Friday Night Live service that will include music. For more information, contact Robin Warren   A Rabbi and a Reverend: Join Rabbi Michael Tor op and Rev. Andy Oliver of Allendale United Methodist Church for a discussion titled Responding to Hate and Prejudice on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Canopy at the Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive, NE, St. Petersburg. This event is for those 21 and older and is billed as perfect for interfaith families. The Rabbi and Reverend plan to meet regularly for an open dialogue on contemporary issues. RSVP to the temple before Oct. 15. Constitutional review: Judge Michael Allen will deliver a speech, The Constitution:   How We Got it and How We Figure Out What it Means Today to group on Monday, Oct. 15 from 10:45-2 p.m. RSVP to Cantor Pamela Siskin at   if you would like to order lunch. Shabbat on the Block: Participate in an informal, alternative Shabbat service on Friday, Nov be a pot-luck style Shabbat. For the names of the host congregants, address of the home and additional information, contact Elissa Hirsch at   elissahirsch@ Social Justice lecture: Prize-winning author and columnist Ana Menendez will be the guest lec turer on Friday, Nov. 16 when she talks about Story Telling for Social Justice at the temple as part of the Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series. Menendez has written four books and as a reporter wrote about Cuba, Haiti, Kashmir, Afghanistan and India. Her works have been published in Vogue, Bomb Magazine, and the New York Times among others. She has also been a Miami Herald columnist. Her books include Adios, Happy Homeland!, The Last War, Loving Che and In Cuba I was a German Shepherd. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and now works for Florida International University, helping direct programming highlighting humanities and their importance to a just and democratic society. This lecture is free and open to the public. lecture at 8:15 p.m., including a question and answer session followed by a dessert reception. Mah jongg: Bring your friends or show up to make new ones every other Wednesday to play mah jongg at the temple at 2 p.m. The next sessions will be held Contact Betty Morgenstein for more information     Brotherhood schmooze: Families are invited to hangout and relax while children attend religious school classes on Sundays at 9 a.m. in the social hall. Enjoy a bagel and a cup of coffee while you read the Sunday paper.Womens Book Club: Get your weekly social and spiritual boost with friends, over a round-table discussion led by Chaya Korf on Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Delve into the   book   for this year   Towards a Meaningful Life, by Simon Jacob son.   Well share strategies, tips, and suggestions for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but in actually making it a part of your daily existence. Enjoy coffee, fruit and homemade pastries. This is free of charge and walk-ins are welcome. RSVP to   Chaya@ Wrestling with Faith: A six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute titled   Wrestling with Faith will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and run for the next six Wednesdays, excluding Nov. 21, of faith questions. The course is $89 and includes class   www. Lunch and learn: A Torah study class led by Susan Segal meets on Thursdays from noon to 1:15 p.m. Bring your lunch and opinions. No prior knowledge or attendance is required. We will use the book The Torah: A Womans Commentary. Mens night out: The Brotherhood will hold a Wings, 4058 Tampa Road, Suite #1, Oldsmar, for fun and food with the guys. Social Action Committee: The committee will hold a Speaking Up event on Thursday, Oct. 25 for more information.Classes with the rabbi: Weekly classes taught by Rabbi Yossi Eber will alternate between Torah Pray, eat, watch video: On Sundays from 9-10 a.m., feed your body and soul with a bagel and lox plus   tation. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Tanya class:   A weekly Tanya class, A Tale of Two Souls, meets on Saturdays from 10:15-11 a.m. The Tanya 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. Torah and tea: Join Dina Eber on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 for a discussion on Jewish women through the ages. This is a six-week course beginning Oct. 24, RSVP to or call Oy Vay Cabaret: A cabaret style show, hosted by Carla Becker, will be performed at the temple on Sat  great memories with a variety of song selections from country to Sinatra.   There will also be a tribute honoring veterans.   Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online will not be sold at time of performance.   Torah study: Rabbi Paul Schreiber conducts Torah study classes on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and members.   Torah studies: The community is invited to attend Torah study classes on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. The classes, taught by Rabbi Chaim Lipszyc, are not sequential, so drop-ins are welcome. Brunch   F Shaking it in the White House


To fans of swing, Les and Larry Elgart are familiar names. Les, on trumpet, and Larry, on saxophone, led a popular swing orchestra back in the s, and their Bandstand Boogie was adopted by Dick Clark as the theme for American Bandstand. Years later, Barry Manilow wrote the lyrics to it. Fast-forward to today, to Jonathan Elgart, musician, singer and a second cousin to the bandleaders. Barry Manilow was a tribute I was asked to do about a year and a half ago, Jonathan said. The gentleman who had been doing it had passed away. He was doing a Neil Diamond (tribute) as well, and some of my friends said that when I wanted to I could sound even more like Neil Diamond than Manilow and wouldnt it be great if I could do a Neil Diamond tribute as well. Elgart, 54, runs a talent booking agency that does tribute performances. He came up with the idea of putting both acts together and we were thinking about what to call it I said, They both grew up in Brooklyn, so why not The Brooklyn Boys? But dont let the name fool you, the band is not an all bra Streisand and Bette Midler with the group, as well as background vocals with Elgart. The Brooklyn Boys tribute band will perform Saturday evening, Nov. 3, at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors doeuvres and a cash bar, the Brooklyn Boys show is at 7:30 and then there will be dancing and desserts from 9:30 11 p.m. Tickets are $60. For more information or to RSVP, call I am a mother, grandmother, retired nurse and community activist. I have been president of Sisterhood at Temple Ahavat Shalom, president and board member for more than 20 years of the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, board member of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties and immediate past president of the Lylah Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah.WHEN NO ONE STANDS UP TO SPEAK, THE PEOPLES VOICES ARENT HEARD.MAKE HEALT HCARE AFFORD A BL E Expand healthcare funding for our most vulnerable residents Continue funding for Planned Parenthood PROT E CT OUR ENVIRONMENT Ban fracking and oshore drilling Continue Everglades restoration Advocate for laws that preserve our fragile environmentPolitical Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Sally A. Laufer, Democrat, for State Representative District 65STRENGTHEN EDUC A TION Stop defunding public education to fund private schools Invest in teachers G UN S AFE TY L AWS Ban military-style weapons and high capacity magazines Invest in mental health expansion to address mass shootings and suicides TO VOLUNTEER OR MAKE A CONTRIBUTION: Go to: E mail: C all: (727)542-6811ELECT I ll speak up for you in T allahassee. P lease help me get elected. I know how to get things done, but I need your support.V OTE, V OLUNTEER, D ONATE Tribute band to take on Manilow, Midler and more at Temple Ahavat Shalom party Jewish Press of Pinellas County & Jewish Press of Tampa In celebration of Hanukkah, the Tampa Jewish Heritage Night on Monday, Dec. 18 as the team takes on the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. tailgate at 7 p.m. as Bryan Glazer, Bucs co-chairman and a Jewish community leader, along with others light a 12-foot tall menorah. The tailgate, located at Quad C near the southeast corner of the stadium, will also feature special Hanukkah music, potato latkes, doughnuts and desserts, limitedLater, during the game, the menorah lighting ceremony will be replayed on the giant Bucs Vision screen in the stadium. The only Jewish member of the Buccaneers is center Ali Marpet, shown in Siege the Night with the Power of Light. Marpet recently suffered a season-ending injury and a Bucs spokeswoman said she was not sure if Marpet would be at the tailgate. Jewish Heritage Night is a joint project of Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay and the Bucs. The areas other two professional sports franchises, the Tampa Bay Lightning 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 VOL. 32, NO. 10 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 20 PAGES HERITAGE NIGHT continued on PAGE 4 Light Love Laughter at HanukkahBy RUTH ELLEN GRUBER JTA news serviceCASALE MONFERRATO, Italy Its always Hanukkah in this picturesque town in northern Italys Piedmont region. Monferrato for more than 500 years, with the community reaching its peak of 850 members at about the time Jews in 1848. The town still boasts one of Italys most ornate synagogues, a rococo gem that dates to the 16th century. in Casale. The synagogue, which is part of a ist attraction and not only because of its opulent sanctuary with huge chandeliers, colorfully painted walls and lots of gilding. The former womens section has been transformed into a Judaica and Jewish history museum. And the synagogues basement, formerly a matzah bakery, is now home to the Museum of Lights. Hanukkah here is commemorated dozens of menorahs, or hanukkiyot, created Its always Hanukkah in this picture-perfect Italian townTOWN continued on PAGE 19 Meet Eileen Hochstadt, president of the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, the home of Congregation Beth Tellah. Shes striving to revitalize the Jewish community across Pasco County and northern Pinellas through monthly events and weekly adult education. to serve the new land). Prior to World War II, it was not unusual for a president to serve at least 10 years in the role! tb fnf The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FLf fbDO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. First Jewish Heritage Night with Bucs is Dec. 18 More Hanukkah Happenings, Page 10 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 20 PAGES injury and a Bucs spokeswoman said she was not sure if Marpet would be at the Jewish Heritage Night is a joint project of Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay and the The areas other two professional sports franchises, the Tampa Bay Lightning HERITAGE NIGHT continued on PAGE 4 in Casale. The synagogue, which is part of a ist attraction and not only because of its opulent sanctuary with huge chandeliers, colorfully painted walls and lots of gilding. The former womens section has been transformed into a Judaica and Jewish history museum. And the synagogues basement, formerly a matzah bakery, is now home to the Museum of Lights. Hanukkah here is commemorated dozens of menorahs, or hanukkiyot, created Its always Hanukkah in this picture-perfect Italian town TOWN continued on PAGE 19 tb fnf f fb DO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. First Jewish Heritage Night with Bucs is Dec. 18 23rd ANNUAL Jewish Press Section BPhoto by Kathleen Varney Photographyof Tampa of Pinellas County Bar&Bat Mitzvah PLANNING GUIDEINSIDEMitzvah project highlights: Swim-A-Poolza, selling creative kippot for a cause PAGE 5B Artsy genes, elbow grease, ingenuity help keep parents on budget PAGE 10B Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Calendar PAGE 16B Presto thematis Harry Potter-inspired party springs to life PAGE 19B FOR A COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION CONTACT: The only Jewish community newspapers in the Tampa Bay area! Do you know anyone NOT receiving the The group will share both the history of Israels most popular songs, such as the national anthem Hatikvah, Jerusalem of Gold and Shir LaShalom, as well as singing the famed Israeli songs, joined in chorus by the audience. In describing their Mixtape series, the podcasters said, We discovered that music not only retrasts. We all sing in different keys, with different words and in different voices. And that, at the end of the day, is what Israel is all about. It is not that the inherent complications go away or stop existing. Its just that somehow, miraculously perhaps, the cacophony can almost sound harmonious. Co-founder and host of the podcast Mishy Harman added, Israelis are a nation of storytellers. We want to share a spotlight to tell the story of a diverse Israel, to showcase and celebrate the plurality of local communities and traditions. Israel Story is sure to be a unique and powerful evening, said Maxine Kaufman, the Federations director of arts, culture, and education, demonstrating how the Federation inspires our community to join together in support of the Jewish homeland by bringing Israel to life here in Pinellas and Pasco counties. The truth is that this whole project [Israel Story show] was entirely accidental, said Harman. Not one of us had any inclination that we were going to become podcasters. Harman said just before he came really long road trip across America with his dog. A longtime friend, Roee Gilron, one of the other Israel Story founders, had downloaded This American Life the quintessential prototype for young podcasters because he assumed I would spend a lot of time in my car, Harman said. But Harman had never heard of podcasts and initially didnt listen. Instead he said he turned to books on tape and some music. Once I reached the Bible Belt, I found Christian radio, which I found fascinating, and I couldnt get enough of it and then at some point I got enough of it, and I started listening to these podcasts. And then I had this really magical experience, where I was sitting in my car with my dog, and suddenly, in my ears, with my headphones on, I found myself being transported to all sorts of communities all over America and all across the world, meeting people I would never otherwise meet, hearing their most intimate stories, in their own voices. Harmon said nothing like this existed in Israel, even though there is a high interest in radio there and a lot of Israelis have cars and listen to music or talk radio. We wanted to change that, Harmon said, So I came back home and talked to some of my closest friends, and we all got excited about it. after their other jobs and obligations were finished, teaching themselves, with help from This American Life s mastermind Ira Glass, among others, learning the technology and tradecraft they needed. Eventually, they realized that Israel Story was a full-time, all-consuming thing. Not a hobby. A passion. After only a few months, the show was picked up by Galey Tzahal, Israels leading national radio station, and was offered a primetime slot. Each of Israel Storys an estimated audience of hundreds of thousands With such an overwhelming response the group continued the podcasts in Hebrew, This is the second annual Catalyst event, meant to ignite community enthusiasm and kickstart the Federations fund-raising effort. Guests will have the opportunity to Campaign, which will go to support communitywide Jewish programming of the Federation, partner agencies, and synagogues as well as supporting the ever-changing needs of the global Jewish commuin Israel. The community will also be introduced to Ezra Singer, Federations new board president during the program. The event will begin with cocktails and nosh at 6 p.m. The program is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available through the Jewish Federation, www. or by calling for VIP seating, $54 for general admission. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Immediate past president of the Federation, Steve Klein, and his wife Amy Klein are the co-chairs of the event. The host committee (still in formation) consists of Steve Schwersky, Natalie Feldman, Byron Kolitz, Susie Schwartz, Phyllis Tauber, Leslie & Robert Freedman, and Leah Barber-Heinz. Those interested in getting involved in planning or sponsorships, 333-3106 or


A Tampa Bay artist with national acclaim, Donald Gialanella, has been selected to create his sculpture, Love Heart, in memory of Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Leslie Weiss and their children Hannah and Ari to be erected at Congregation Bnai Israel in St. Petersburg, the synagogue the Weiss family called their spiritual home. The Weiss family perished on New Years Eve when a small plane they were aboard crashed while they were on vacation in Costa Rica. Their deaths shocked the Tampa Bay Jewish community, as well as family members and former fellow congregants they had known in Philadelphia. Mitch, 52, a radiologist, and Leslie, 50, a pediatrician, both practiced at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Ari, 16, a student at Shorecrest Preparatory School, was a talented musician and Hannah,19 was a sophomore at Columbia University, where she was studying sustainable development and Jewish ethics. Hannah and Ari had also spent summers at Camp Ramah Darom in north Georgia. In an outpouring for the family who touched so many lives, more than 1,000 mourners packed Bnai Israel for a memorial service 10 days after the tragedy. The artist was selected in a Tampa Bay Call to Artists request for proposals, promoted through six artist associations. The award for creation of the sculpture utilizes funds donated by friends and loved ones in memory of the Weiss family to Congregation Bnai Israel. Overseeing the sculpture selection and installation is the Weiss Sculpture Committee led by Susan Marger LeVine. The synagogues board of trustees unanimously approved the committees sculpture artist selection of Gialanella. Gialenellas Love Heart is a stainless steel memorial to the Weiss family. The sculpture is a touchstone for remembrance and Synagogue to erect sculpture in memory of Weiss family compassion. It stands approximately 6 feet tall and 6 wide and is made of marine grade stainless steel (impervious to weathering and discoloration). Love Heart is made up of many layers of stainless bands welded Gialanella noted the exterior bands are uneven yet the negative space in the center forms a perfect heart shape. transported from Gialanellas St. Petersburg studio for installation before the end of the year. The 15th anniversary of the Perlman Music Programs Sarasota Winter Residency will begin in November and be celebrated with a variety of performances. Since 2003, program founder Toby Perlman, along with her husband, internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, have worked with students, faculty and staff in Sarasota while making the Suncoast their wintertime home-awayfrom-home. The season will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. with A History of Klezmer Music to Modern Jazz, led by local arts and history educator Baila Miller. This event will feature a lecture and multi-media presentation focusing on klezmer music and in America. The program will be held in the Zell room of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $10 and are available at The event is a perfect precursor for anyone attending Itzhak Perlman In The performance will be Perlmans only area appearance this season. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Almost 23 years have passed since Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddlers House. In this upcoming live performance, he revisits this Perlman on stage will be Hankus Netsky, music director, saxophone and piano; Andy Statman, clarinet and mandolin; members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band; and other special guests. Tickets are from $72 $152 953-3368 or go to For Klezmer in spotlight at Perlman Music ProgramShannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, will speak at Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater on Sunday, Oct. 21 to discuss the Second Amendment and how folks can protect their children from gun violence. Watts, mother of 5, was a stay-at-home mom and former communications director before she started a Facebook group the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Her Facebook message was that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. That online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of American mothrespect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Her talk at the temple will include discussion of how one person can make a difference in the lives of those around them change. She is expected to offer advice on keeping guns locked up and away from children. Watts Moms Demand Action organization now has chapters in every state and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the nation. Watts is also active on the board of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two organizations for recruiting women to run for politiThe event, sponsored by the Women of Temple Bnai Israel, will feature a private VIP meet and greet with Watts at 5 p.m. The main presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. For sponsorships contact Katie Blaxberg General admission is $30 per person; VIP tickets, $75. For a discount in honor of the new year, when ordering online, use the code NEWYEAR. To make reservations, go to temple is located at 1685 S. Belcher Moms Demand Action founder to speak on gun violence protection


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I know how to show up, listen and leadAs your representative, you can count on me to stand up for the people needed for our community to thrive. JENNIFER WEBBLook for your Vote By Mail Ballot Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jennifer Webb, Democrat for State Representative, District 69. Jennifer will: Protect our beaches, waterways and drinking water from big polluters and invest in infrastructure. Lead the way in improving and expanding education, so all of our children can help to make the future of Florida bright. Create the environment where good-paying jobs and small businesses thrive. Champion increased access to mental health and substance abuse treatment for our families. Fight to protect coverage, reduce premiums and make sure all residents have access to quality, affordable healthcare. 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For more information, email Robin Taylor at or call (727) 741-8741. Discovering his heritage: Cuban-born Yoel Chaim BenHabib will share his amazing story of discovering that he is Jewish at the Tampa Bay Jewish Genealogical Societys next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. BenHabib has been interested in his ancestry since childhood. Currently a junior majoring in history at University of South Florida, he used research, family interviews, family customs, and DNA Spain. He will share his research methodology as well as stories detailing the customs he grew up with that are still being practiced by family members in Cuba, unaware of their Jewish heritage. The group will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services; with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. There is no charge to attend and guests are welcome. For information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 7967981.Bagel lovers unite: Enjoy your Sunday morning with a bagel brunch spread on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. This #Gather family event is at $5 for members and $8 for guests. There will be bagels, lox, cream cheese, coffee and juice. #Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for #Gather events, visit: www.bryanglazerfamilyjcc. com/gather or young-adults or contact Lisa Robbins at or (813) 769-4723.Monday Morning Links: Free sessions of Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Jobfrom 9:30 11 a.m. The Oct. 15 topic is What is Y our Non-verbal Communication Saying? The 30-Second Commercial. The Oct. 29 topic is How Fair. Job-search aids: Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1. On Oct. 18 the topic is Five Steps to Successfully Negotiate a Job Offer and 21st Century from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Nov. tions required. Switching Gears: A four-part Switching Gears from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 17, and sional career coaches will present interactive content force after an absence, or considering a career change. Topics include conducting self-assessments, develop$15 for individual sessions or $50 for all four. Dinner is included. Seating is limited. Alzheimers caregiver group: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750. Caregiver support: the month a caregiver support group will meet at water, from 10-11:30 a.m. This is an opportunity for caregivers to share their experiences and receive inspiration, guidance and support. The events are sponsored by Empath Health. To register or for more information, call Kelly Siegel or Sandi Sunter at (727) 301-7884 or email Grief support: A grief support group will meet from Oct. 16 through Nov. 6. This group provides an opportunity for people affected by grief to share environment and receive inspiration, guidance and support. Since this is a short series, attendance at all four sessions is encouraged. These sessions are being held in partnership with the temple and Empath Health. To register or for more information, call Kelly Siegel or Sandi Sunter at (727) 301-7884 or email a lawsuit with the United Nations tional body to order the United States to move its embassy out of by the State of Palestine with or World Court, on Friday, Sept. tions of 1961 requires a country to locate its embassy on the terownership of Jerusalem, which it controls militarily, is in dispute on court to order the United States of America to withdraw the diplomatic mission from the Holy City of Jerusalem and to conform to the opened in Jerusalem on May 14, in the existing U.S. Consulate building in Jerusalem.Palestinians le suit seeking US embassy out of Jerusalem


Above all else, Nachoum loves people as much as he does wildlife. His concern for both inspired him to co-found Israels Marine Na tional Park on the Red Sea. Complementing his photography, Nachoum has more than 35 years experience as a wildlife adventure guide, and 18 years experience diving in Antarctica. He has led National Geographic expedition teams with dignitaries such as Dr. Eugenie Clark, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Those expeditions and his work have been featured on the National Geographic and Discovery channels as well as the BBC. Nachoum began his life as a survivor against insurmountable odds when he survived a near-drowning as a child. He also served as a commando for the Israeli Special Forces unit. Eventually, he transitioned to war photography. His dedication and total immersion into his work has helped him create an exceptional photography collection that is globally recognized by prestigious publications such as The New York Times Cond Nast Traveler, Time and Life. His awards include Best in Photography with Communication Arts, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Natures Best. His photos and essays have appeared in more than 500 publications in North America, Europe, and Japan. His work has also been included in The Living Ocean, Oceans, and The World of Nature. Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, Suncoast Hillels executive director, said he felt it was important to choose Nachoum, an impactful person to the marine conservation initiative, raising event. Amos work in the marine environment is absolutely incredible. He is passionate about protecting life underwater and I know our guests will really enjoy hearing about his amazing adventures. I can think of no one better to help us kick off the gala than Amos, he said. Along with Nachoums presentation, guests at the gala will enjoy an open wine and beer bar, appetizer and dessert buffets. The main event will begin with Havdalah and will include Calypso music, and a live auction, which will feature a signed original 24 x 36 digital print on aluminum from Nachoums gallery. Scubi Jew and Tikkun HaYam, which will benefit from funds raised at the gala, are initiatives created by Hillels of the Florida Suncoast. The two programs raise awareness in the Jewish community of the many threats facing the marine environment, as well as showcasing the innumerable wonders of the sea. The Scubi Jew and Tikkun HaYam programs explore the marine environment through Jewish eyes. Their work is helping to improve the ocean locally and around the world. Through coral restoration, marine debris removal, conservation education, shark and manatee awareness, the efforts of Suncoast Hillels students are having real and lasting effects on the marine environment. Rabbi Rosenthal, who has worked diligently to put these programs into place said, Im excited about Scubi Jew/Tikkun HaYam because its one of the most innovative programs in the Jewish environmental sphere at the moment and the only Jewish initiative focusing on the marine environment. For those of us living in Florida, where we are surrounded by water, our concern for the marine environment as Jews is clear. The mission of this program is to raise awareness in the Jewish community and to get Jews involved. Admission for the main event is $125 per person. Patron sponsor admission is $360 per person and includes the VIP cocktail reception. Go to www.suncoasthillels. org/bubbles-and-bubbly, or contact Suncoast Hillels directly for reservations. RSVPs are requested no later than Oct. 26. Several oneof-a-kind corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available; details about sponsor For additional information about the Bubbles & Bubbly event, or questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Linda Wolf, Suncoast Hillels assistant director, at (813) 899-2788 or shalom@ For more information about Tikkun HaYam, visit or contact Shayna Cohen, Tikkun HaYam program coordinator, at Hillels of the Florida Suncoast campuses along the west coast of Florida, including the University of South Florida (Tampa and St. Petersburg), the University of Tampa, Eckerd College and Florida Southern College. Hillels of the Florida of the Tampa Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and Florida Statewide Federations. MARKETING/SALES DIRECTORHarry & Jeanette Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated Marketing/Sales Director with a proven track record meeting census goals and focus on outreach activities and networking events designed to grow and develop new referral sources. This position includes internal and external marketing/public relations functions including: Please email resume with cover letter to dan.sultan@jewishtampa.comThe Jewish National Fund Women for Israel is bringing bestselling author Anita Diamant to Tampa for a special celebration of the 25th Anniversary of her book, The Red Tent. The dessert reception is being held at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome Prior to the community program, an exclusive pre-reception for all women contributing $1,000 or more to JNFs 2019 campaign begins at 1 p.m. Guest speaker Anita Diamant is a journalist and New York Times best selling author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl. She has penned various feature stories and columns als as well as stories about medical ethics, politics, pop culture, and contemporary Jewish practice. She started her career as a journalist in Boston writing for local publications and covering regional and national news, before turning to writing non-fiction books about Jewish life such as The New Jewish Wedding Book and The Jewish Baby Book along with her novels inspired by the Bible, Judaism, women, and American history. When the Red Tent 1997, it became a book group favorite, its popularity largely fueled by word-of-mouth. It has been published in 25 countries and in 2014 the book was made into a Lifetime channel mini-series. The historical novel expands the story of Dinah, a minor character in the book of Genesis. The brief episode in which she appears but does not speak is usually referred to as the rape of Dinah. In Diamants retelling, Dinah is given a voice. The Red Tent is told from her perspective and the point of view of the women around her. Event chair for the JNF Women for Israel Dessert Reception is Lynne Merriam. While there is no charge to attend Diamants talk, RSVPs are required. Contact jnf. or call (727) 536-5263. * JNF began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israels water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism. For more information on JNF, call (800) JNF-0099 or visit Women for Israel to host reception with Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent Known for his underwater photography, he is the recipient of numerous photography awards and acknowledgements for his groundbreaking work in free diving with polar bears, great white sharks and orcas in the open ocean. His interest in conservation brings attention to the most fragile regions of the underwater realm, with preservation of the environment foremost in his mind. Nachoum also has a fascination with other big animals, training his camera on the likes of gorillas and rare tigers. A sampling of his work can be seen at His work generates attention for endangered species to aid in their preservation and to provoke public awareness. Photo by Amos Nachoum


FREE SCREENING:Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital AgeThe Juvenile Welfare Board and Pinellas Youth Mental Health Workgroup are pleased to announce an exclusive FREE screening of the movie, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age!DATE & TIME:Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 pmLOCATION:Empath Healths Gathering Place 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760 This award-winning documentary dives deep into how technology impacts a kids development, as well as the challenges of parenting in the digital world where parents must compete with video games, texting addiction, and social media. There is no cost for the movie, plus free pizza and bottled water will be served. For more about the movie or to view the trailer, visit: To learn more about this screening, contact Maxine Kaufman at 727-333-3106 or Share this event with teens, parents and families, and encourage them to attend! We hope to see you there! Political advertisement paid for and approved by Amy Kedron, Democrat for County Commission, District 6 Save our Shores Nov 6th!VOTE FOR AMY!Amy Kedron has been a green economy leader for 12 years and will ght to improve our waters and beach economy. amy@amykedron.comPeters has a cozy relationship with the polluters at the center of the Mosaic disaster and the oil and gas fracking industry. She has directly taken at least $500 from Mosaics political committee, the Florida Phosphate Committee. However, her Political Committee, Florida Speaks has taken $25,000 from other political committees directly supported by large contributions from Mosaic and thousands of dollars from the oil and gas industry. See what the Sierra Club has to say about Amys opponent, Kathleen Peters.The Jewish Alliance to End Domestic Abuse (JAEDA) of Tampa Bay will hold a workshop for leaders of the Pinellas Jewish Community titled Domestic Abuse: It Happens Here on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The program will be held from 6:30 8:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Domestic abuse in the Jewish community has no boundaries; it affects all types of relationships, all socio-economic classes, all ages and all spectrums of religion and cultural life, said program chair Deena Silver. This program is for board members and key staff of all synagogues and Jewish agencies so they are better prepared to support those in the Jewish community who might need help with this important issue, reports JAEDA Chair Ellen Woll. The program will include: munity produced by Jewish Women International tervention Specialist at the Largo Police Department Petersburg Police Department and former Gulf Coast JFCS board member The presentations by Widera and Holloway will cover the different types of abuse and power and control; safety plans and how to make a police report; possible early signs of abuse; ways to start a conversation; and, why people stay in abusive relationships. There will be time for questions and answers. A light supper will be served. There is no at to learn about domestic abuse in the Jewish community Zakary Allen Kurzner, son of Rebecca and Dr. Mario Tremblay of St. Petersburg, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. A seventh-grade student at Shorecrest Preparatory School, Zakary is active in the middle school band and soccer. He also enjoys playing the piano. Mario and Beckie Tremblay will host a luncheon at the Tradewinds Resort on Saturday, Oct. 13. Special guests will include Dennis Kurzner and Herbert and Janet Kurzner, Livonia, MI.Zakary Allen Kurzner As the time nears for your childs Bar/Bat Mitzvah, you will want to let the community know by announcing it in the Jewish Press. There is a $5 charge to cover the cost of reproducing the photo. The Jewish Press prints the announcement one to two weeks before the celebration, if possible. Mail to the Jewish Press, PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758.


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FL Lic.#43925 RELAX RECUPERATE REHABILITATE M enorahENORAH G ardensARDENS B urialURIAL P lotLOT : F orOR saleSALE : (JTA) The Trump Administration welcomed the the bi-partisan nature of U.S. support for Israel, as a 10-year defense agreement signed in 2016 under President Barack Obama kicked in. The $38 billion Memorandum of Under standing went into operation on Monday, Under the MOU, the United States will set funding for Israel at levels of $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing and $500 million for cooperative programs for missile defense over each of the next 10 years, the State Department said in a statement. crease enabling Israel to acquire additional advanced military capabilities from the United States that will, over time, enhance Israels security and strengthen our bilateral relationship, said the statement issued on Oct. 1. Our implementation of this historic commitment of the President, this Administration, and the American people to Israels security. The MOU was negotiated under bi-partisan nature of this commitment, it said. The United States unconditionally afMOU is a concrete demonstration of our commitment to Israels capacity to defend itself with a qualitative military edge over all potential regional adversaries, according to the statement I thank the American administration and Congress for their commitment to Israel and the coming decade, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. The unreserved US support for Israels right to defend itself is among the pillars of the strong bond between the two countries.Trump administration welcomes launch of Israel defense pact signed under ObamaUNwhere the Lebanon-based terrorist group has hidden precision-guided missiles throughout Beirut. Addressing Hezbollah, he said, Israel knows what you are doing, Israel knows where you are doing it, and Israel will not let you get away with it. Netanyahu said he was deeply grateful to President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal   and that Irans economy has tanked since the U.S. re-imposed economic sanctions. He said Israel had opposed the deal from the outset because it threatens our future, even our very survival. One positive consequence of the Iran deal, Netanyahu said, was that it brought Israel and many Arab states closer together than ever before, in an intimacy and friendship that I have not seen in my lifetime, and that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. The Israeli leader also said he hoped the day will soon arrive when Israel will extend a formal peace, beyond Egypt and Jordan, to other Arab nations, including the Palestinians. Netanyahu called the U.N.s continuing anti-Israel stances the same old anti-Semitism with a brand new face. Once it was the Jewish people that were slandered and held to a different standard. Today it is the Jewish state which is slandered and held to a different standard, he said. Netanyahu defended the countrys nationstate law and called it downright preposter ous to accuse Israel of racism.   He noted that more than 100 countries in the United particular people. Abbas, who was introduced as head of the State of Palestine,   said the law will lead to one racist state, an apartheid state, and reminded the General Assembly that it had sanctioned South Africa for its policies of apartheid. He accused Israel of legalizing discrimination against the Arabs of Israel and called on the United Nations to act to reject it and cancel it. At the beginning of his speech, he announced that Jerusalem is not for sale. And the Palestinian peoples rights are not up for bargaining. Abbas said the Palestinians have par ticipated in all peace initiatives and accepted every invitation to sit at the peace table with Israel. I reiterate that we are not against negotiations and have never rejected negotiations on any day, and that we continue to extend our hands for peace, he said. We only believe in peace. Peace is the only path. We dont believe in terrorism and violence. Abbas accused Trump of sullying the peace process and of being too biased for Israel to be an honest broker. We welcomed Trump when he was elected and praised his announcement of peace plan, but were shocked by his actions concerning the process, he said. Trump decided to close the P.A. mission in Washington, then recognized Jerusalem as the capital, moved the embassy to Jerusalem, and even boasts that he took issues of Jerusalem and refugees off the table. He even by cutting humanitarian aid to refugees and funds to Palestinian Authority,   Abbas said. Abbas said there would be no peace unless eastern Jerusalem is recognized as the Palestinian capital and the borders are drawn on the pre-1967 lines. Please do not try to outsmart us, he said. He said the Palestinians have practiced peaceful, popular resistance and are resisting the Israeli occupation by legitimate means. He said that while   settlers use arms against our people, we will continue to reject violence and use of weapons. He called on the world community to view the Palestinians as humans. We are not redundant. (JTA) Three researchers, including a Jewish American, won the 2018 Nobel Prize physics. Arthur Ashkin,   who reti red after 40 years from Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1992, but remains active in his home laboratory, at 96 is the oldest ever Nobel laureate. He started his work on manipulation of microparticles with laser light in the late 1960s which resulted in the invention of   optical tweezers   in 1986. Optical tweezers can grab particles, atoms, viruses and other livhave resulted in the invention of advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and in industry. Ashkin won one half of the $1 million prize, with Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada sharing the other half for together developing a method to generate ultra-short optical pulses, which also is used in corrective eye surgery.96-year-old Jewish American shares Nobel Prize in Physics


Tatiana Baccari, who grew up in Pinellas County and is the daughter of Barbara Baccari and Eric Weston of Belleair, is involved in cocreating an original play about women exploring their relationship to Judaism. The play will premiere at HERE Arts center in New York City in January. Tatiana lives in Brooklyn and is a performance artist involved in writing and directing. She is seeking to not only share her project with our Jewish community, but also seeks local support for her work. Some may recall that she performed for a Womens Federation event two years ago, with a vignette from a play she is writing about our Jewish community in relation to the BRCA gene. The play she is co-creating explores what it means to be part of a minority with a disproportionate representation in the national consciousness and how the female and Jewish aspects of Jewish womens identites intersect. Incorporating original music by Klezmer artist Zoe Aqua, this new play will be a multidisciplinary experience, juxtaposing our stories with those of our foremothers, weaving together a tapestry of diverse experiences. By writing this piece from scratch, we are writing our own stories and reckoning with our history; sharing our culture with each other and our audience, Tatiana says. Tickets will be available in December at www. Those interested in making a taxdeductible donation to support this new work, should visit and search for American-Jewish-women. Also look for Tatiana as Desdemona in a production of Othello in Januar at Jobsite Theater in Tampa. 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 P.S. As always, Im looking forward to hearing about all your family simchas. Photos are welcome, too. Send information to: Sincerely Yours, P.O. Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758, or e-mail 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 MARTY BALIN, 76, of Tampa, one of the original band members of Jefferson Airplane, died Sept. 27. Born in Cincinnati, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He dropped out of San Francisco State University to pursue a career in music. He was an ex-folk musician who formed the Jefferson Airplane in 1965 and was one of its lead singers. With a handful of business partners in San Francisco, he converted a Fillmore Street pizza parlor into the Matrix, a club he helped run that nurtured bands and artists like the Grateful Dead, Santana, Steppenwolf and where the Jefferson Airplane served as house band. He was also a key member of Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He also wrote and co-wrote numerous songs. In recent years, he released a few albums and reunited on occasion with old bandmates. He enjoyed returning to his folk roots, doing club performances as part of an acoustic trio. Survivors include his wife Susan Joy Balin and three children. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) BARRY ALAN COHEN, 79, of Tampa, died Sept. 22. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Jacksonville and eventually Tampa where he graduated from Plant High School. He served in the United States Coast Guard, completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University and attended law school at Mercer University. After graduation, he moved back to Tampa where he spent the next 50 plus years doing justice for his clients. With a history of winning, he served as the Tampa Bay area over the last 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his children Barry Alexander Cohen; Geena (Dennis) Zaslavsky; Steven (Carrie) Cohen, Kevin (Amy) Cohen; sister Cynthia Cohen Wright; brothers-in-law, Stanley Wright and Les Barnett; four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Hillsborough County Bar Association Foundation or the Southern Poverty Law Center. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) STEPHEN GOLDMAN previously of Tampa and St. Petersburg, died Sept. 18. He is now the Florida Holocaust Museum. In his nearly 50-year professional career, he worked for numerous other Jewish organizations including the Anti-Defamation League. He served as executive director of the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, OK, and had recently retired as the executive director of the Holocaust Memorial Center on the Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, MI. He was a graduate of Brandeis University and Carnegie Mellon University and attended Yale University. Early in his career he held teaching positions at the State University of New York and Florida State University. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sylvia Goldman; daughters and sons-in-law Shimon Maddock (Rich), and Chava Goldman (Lance); son and daughter-in-law Zachary Goldman (Drea); brother and sisterin-law Michael Goldman (Patti); and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to Brandeis University or any animal shelter organization. (Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors) AL GREENGOLD, 96, of Largo, died Sept. 27. Born in New York, he was previously from Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach. He was a veteran of World War II and a survivor of D-Day at Utah Beach. Survivors include his brotherin-law William Friedman; a grandson; nephew, Alan (Araceli) Gross; and many nieces. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) HANNA WEISS-HARTMAN, 91, of Clearwater died Sept. 25. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, her father was team doctor for a local soccer team and during Kristallnacht the team hid him, saving his life. The family then emigrated to New York City via London in 1939. They settled in Queens, where she met her future husband Douglas Weiss. In 1958, the couple moved to Clearwater where they established a construction business together, which operated for almost 40 years. She also was a realtor for 20 years. Survivors include her daughter Andrea Esserman (Neal), Redondo Beach, CA; son Kenneth Weiss (Vickie), Treasure Island; sister Erica Novick; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Weiss Fellowship at the First Amendment Foundation, Tallahassee. (Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home) FLORENCE DEVORAH HERMAN 88, of Washington, DC, and a seasonal Floridian died Sept. 30. An active volunteer, she dedicated her time to various charitable endeavors including visiting patients at Morton Plant Mease Hospital dressed as a clown. She also taught women in a retirement home how to knit. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Jack; son and daughter-in-law David Herman and Iris Kluser; daughter and son-in-law Robin and Allan Windt; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials e to Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater or Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel) GARY MORIN, 61, of Largo, died Sept. 27. Survivors include his wife Diana Morin; and other family members. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater Chapel) 91, of Clearwater Beach, died Sept. 1. Born in the Bronx, NY he was a World War II veteran graduate of NYU with a baccalaureate degree in accounting ics. He was an accountant, controller, business owner and post retirement as an arbitrator for the NYSE and NASDAQ. Survivors include his two daughters, June Burgett and Kim dens) CHICAGO Eliyahu Moscowitz, a kosher supervisor at a super market, was shot dead in Chicago on Simchat Torah in what local residents fear might be a killing spree. Moscowitz, 24, was shot once in the head and left for dead on a rainy Monday night in the East Rogers Park neighborhood, about a mile from where he grew up. Police say robbery does not appear to have been a motive. His killing followed the murder 36 hours earlier of Douglass Watts, 73, who also was shot once in the head as he walked his dogs in the same lakefront park a little before 10 a.m. Sunday. Chicago Police have determined that the same gun was used in both killings. They released an image of Watts killer dressed all in black and wearing a black ski mask. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the two victims had no connection to each other and likely were chosen at random. Johnson also said it was too early to determine if the shootings were hate crimes. Moscowitz was an Or thodox Jew and Watts was gay. The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have also joined in the investigation of the two murders. Moscowitzs body was found shortly after his murder by Pastor John Elleson of Lakewood Chapel. He is laying there with the rain coming down, Elleson said, and if it was my son or my relative, I would just want someone to stand with them during this time. breaking with the gentleman is all. Rabbi Zelig Moscowitz rememEliyahu Moscowitz (Facebook) Chicago kosher supervisor shot dead; may be victim of killing spree He was a wonderful, very kind, gentle, caring person, Zelig Moscowitz said. He was someone who uplifts others. After attending high school in Chicago, Moscowitz spent a year studying at the Mayanot Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem before returning home to work as a mashgiach, or kosher supervisor, at the Jewel supermarket in suburban Evanston. After his murder, a local Facebook page contained tributes from some of the many customers that Moscowitz helped over the years. Always a kind word and smile, Nicest person and Such a nice guy were typical descriptions. Moscowitz also was a fan of the game Pokemon GO and often played in parks in Chicago and the suburbs. He usually wore a bright red or orange T-shirt and was friends with a large group of fellow games enthusiasts. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, more than 100 local players turned out for a candlelit vigil on Loyola Beach, near where he was murdered. Moscowitz looked like a sort of typical Orthodox Jewish guy that you would think you would have nothing in common with, said Pokemon GO enthusiast Adam Thornburg. That couldnt be further from the truth. Omar Arango, who often played with Moscowitz, called him a big, kindhearted gentleman. Because he was murdered on Simchat Torah, a day that observant Jews do not use telephones or computers, Moscowitzs parents, Mendel and Esther, were unaware of their sons death until hours after it occurred.


PAGE 14 JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY OCTOBER 5 18, 2018 There will be two more Federation Friday events this month, including a Clear water sports psychologist with a book out and an entrepreneur who built a bagel business and then sold it for $100 million. The Federation Fridays are held from 10 a.m. noon in the Community Room of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco County, 13191 Starkey Road, #8, Largo. These events include speakers or videos, presentations, activities and sometimes crafts. All are welcome and there is no charge. On Oct. 19, Dr. Harold Shinitzky will speak. He has been the mental health correspondent for Animal Planet, Radio Disney, ABC and Fox Television in Tampa. His latest book, A Champions Mindset 15 Mental Conditioning Steps to Becoming a Champion Athlete, was released in July and is among those featured in Tampas 13th annual Festival of Jewish Books & Conversation. He is also the co-author of Your Mind An Owners Manual for a Bet ter Life and Take Control of Your Anxiety A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life. Shinitzky is in private practice in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. On Friday, Oct. 26 the guest speaker will be Noah Alper, who has been described as a serial entrepreneur. He is the author of Business Mensch Timeless Wisdom For Todays Entrepreneur. His most successful venture was Noahs Bagels, which began with one store and in only six and a half years became the largest bagel chain on the West Coast and the largest kosher retailer in the United States. In 1996, Noahs Bagels was sold for $100 million and is now part of Einstein Bros Bagels. Learn how Jewish values, sechel, and a pinch of mazel helped him succeed. Light refreshments will be served at both events. Although there is no charge to attend, RSVPs are requested to Luc Piccin at the Jewish Federation at (727) 530-3223 or For more information contact Maxine Kaufman at (727) 333-3106 or   mkaufman@ jewishpinellas.orgFederation hosts Fridays with authors who will show paths to becoming a champion, business mensch Noah Alper Harold ShinitzkyThe 2018 Hanukkah stamp will be issued Oct. 16, but this year the word Hanukkah is not on the stamp. Though the word Hanukkah is not on the face of the stamp, the words Happy Hanukkah are printed at the top of the stamp sheet, a US Postal Service statement said. The statement noted that the postal service has received many public recommendations over the years to do a Hanukkah stamp without the word Hanukkah, thus giving the Jewish community the option to use the stamp beyond Hanukkah. With the beautiful and meaningful design of the 2018 Hanukkah stamp we decided to take this public recommendation and gauge the response, the statement reads. In a unique twist, the stamp will be dedicated in conjunction with the new stamp also being issued by Israel Post. The Hanukkah stamp will be formally issued at a ceremony at the Touro synagogue in Newport, RI. Americas oldest synagogue, the building was completed in 1763 and was dedicated during Hanukkah that year. Artist Tamar Fishman designed the new Hanukkah stamp featur ing a menorah created by using the techniques of the traditional Jewish folk art of papercutting. She chose blue-purple and green papers for the background to highlight the central design. Behind the menorah is a shape reminiscent of an ancient oil jug with additional design elements include dreidels and a pomegranate plant with fruit But there is at least one person, while happy there is a new stamp this holiday season, is not pleased that the word Hanukkah has been removed. For years, Ronald Scheiman, a former Postal Service clerk in Boynton Beach, has campaigned for USPS to issue a new Hanukkah stamp each year, just as it does for Christmas stamps. He has also lobbied for more widespread distribution of Hanukkah stamps at I have been campaigning to the USPS for a new Hanukkah stamp, every year, since 1993 and I have never been asked about leaving the word Hanukkah off the stamp, said Scheiman. Personally, I use the Hanukkah stamp all year long with the word on it. Now they are saying they, the USPS, are listening to us, the Jewish community. Please ask your readers to send an email to the USPS and tell them you want a new Hanukkah stamp every year and that it should have the word Hanukkah on it. Scheiman says emails should be sent to with a copy to Postmaster General Megan Brennan pmgceo@email. Customers may purchase the new Hanukkah stamps as of Oct. 16 through the Postal Store at usps. com/shop, by calling 800-7826724, by mail through USA Philanationwide. As a Forever stamp, it will always be equal in value to a 50 cents. This year the 8-day festival of Hanukkah begins at sundown Dec. 2.USPS and Israel Post to jointly release no name Hanukkah stamp JERUSALEM (JTA) While Americas global image has plum meted during Donald Trumps presidency, Israelis give high marks to his administration and the country as a whole, according to the Pew Research Center. Israelis were often three times more likely to give Trump a positive rating than those surveyed in other allied countries, including Mexico, Germany, Canada and France, according to a Pew poll. Americas global image has plummeted ... amid widespread opposition to his administrations policies and a widely shared lack according to Pew. In Israel, Trumps positive rating jumped to 69 percent, up from 56 percent in 2017 on the heels of his decision to move the U.S. Embassy, according to the report. Favorable views of the U.S. have fallen by 34 points in Mexico, 27 points in Germany, 26 points in Canada and 25 points in France. In contrast, 8 out of 10 Israelis express a favorable opinion of the United States. Israel also tops the list in terms of the share of the public (79 per cent) saying that relations with the U.S. have improved in the past year, Pew reported. While 93 percent of Spaniards Trump, followed by 91 percent of Mexicans and 90 percent of Frenchmen, only 31 percent of Israelis expressed this sentiment.Pew poll: President Trump increasingly unpopular globally except in Israel


Your 24/7 Source For:Jewish Community News National & International News Advertising Information rfntbnfbr r fntbBubbles & Bubblyfntb fbrfrb rbbbbrbrr rrbbrbbbbbb bbb bb rrrrbb brbbrfntbrb b bbbnnrr rbf fn ttf frrr rrn n tb t brrr tnrrntb r t STUNNING WATERFRONT VIEWS727.866.31244600 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711Assisted Living Facility #6140 The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is planning to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a special service and candle-lighting ceremony with Holocaust survivors on Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. The museum will also offer free admission all day to help citizens remember the events of the night of Nov. 9 and morning of Nov. 10, 1938, when a pogrom against Jews throughout Germany, Austria and other areas under German control was carried out by Stormtroopers and German civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening as Jewish synagogues, homes, hospitals and businesses were damaged or destroyed and some Jews estimates range from about 100 to much higher were killed. The event gets its name from the German term Kristallnacht, meaning night of the broken glass. The event was seen as the beginning of the Nazis Final Solution. The public is invited to the service. The museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S. For more information, call (727) 820-0100.Holocaust museum to commemorate Kristallnachtmore confused when they learned the answer: This was a Yiddish course. For dogs. Sponsored by the Workmens Circle, the Jewish cultural society founded in 1900 by Yiddish-speaking immigrants, the workshop was a chance for dog owners to learn a little Yiddish while schmoozing with fellow pet owners. Yiddishist Leyzer Burko taught the course with dog trainer Miguel Rodriguez. The fusion of German, Hebrew and Aramaic once the language of millions of Jews from Eastern Europe but now mainly spoken by haredi Orthodox Jews seemed to come easy to some of the canines. white Cavalier King Charles spaniel, took a particular liking to the word shpring, happily leaping over hurdles upon command. She seems to be picking up pretty quickly on the commands, kvelled Alexandra Straytner, who came to the course from the Morningside Heights section of ManLevine. Were having a lot of fun, barking problem, but I think shes enjoying it. Other canines were less eager to follow commands in the mamaloshen Yiddish for mothers tongue or Yiddish. Bibi, a tiny 7-year-old white shorkie, mostly sat on the grass watching the other dogs respond to commands. Shes a bit of a Jewish diva, said her owner, Joanne Freed. The Upper West Side resident wasnt exactly surprised, since Bibi had yet to master commands in English. Still, Freed was happy the dog got to hear some Yiddish. Shes adopted, but its her heritage, she said with a laugh. Pairing Yiddish and dogs may seem strange today, but it would have been even more unusual 100 years ago, said Burko, who received a doctorate in modern Jewish history from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Eastern European Jews historically were wary of dogs because they associated them with lessthan-friendly landowners and aristocrats, he said. That gave rise to expressions such as A hunt iz vert dem shtekn, meaning a dog deserves (to be beaten with) the stick and a karger hunt, which literally translates to a stingy dog and was used to mean a miser. Biblical and rabbinic sources also associate dogs with negative qualities such as uncleanliness and violence. Photo by Josen Dolsten But owners at the Central Park event were quick to praise, telling their canines Gut (rhymes with boot) instead of good and handing out treats when the dogs did as told. Hannah Raykher was schepping plenty of nachas from her dog Archie Drucker, a 3-year-old black and white havanese who seemed to be mastering the zits command to sit. Raykher, 17, who came to the workshop with her family, said teaching her dog commands in Yiddish was both fun and useful. I kind of like it more than the English now, said Raykher, who lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Its more fun. Also, it will probably be nice in the park when everybody is yelling Go! Stay! Stop! [to yell] Ann Toback, the executive director of the Workmens Circle, said there are a few other advantages to speaking to dogs in Yiddish. Using a language different than the one the dog hears in everyday speech makes the command more effective, said Toback, who came up with the idea for the course year. (Sundays workshop sold out.) The fact that people love speaking in Yiddish also helps, she said. When most of us are using Yiddish, it makes us happy and were conveying that to the dogs, Toback said while standing next to her dog Jesse. Beyond dogs, Toback also hopes the course can help encourage people to celebrate the languages rich history. Too much we forget the thousand years of high culture because of the tragedy of how Yiddish ended in Eastern Europe, she said, but reconnecting to that, reconnecting to our heritage, to our hearts, is really part of this.


...Where youre family ANNUAL CAMPAIGN To donate, send your check to ank You To Our Supporters!e Jewish Burial Society of Pinellas County, Inc. would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to the Tampa Bay Jewish Community for its support of the Societys recently completed Annual Campaign. e funds raised by the communitys contributions will help support the operations of Chapel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery and serve as the beginning of a Perpetual Care Endowment Fund for the long-term benet of the Cemetery. Chapel Hill Memorial Park is the only cemetery in Pinellas County which is primarily a Jewish cemetery and is committed to honoring Jewish heritage, traditions and respect for our cherished loved ones. e Cemetery is a beautiful nal resting place for members of the Jewish community. $500+ $500+ $1800+ $360+ $180+ $180+ $72+Harris Blair Dorothy Feinberg Geraldine Knighton Melinda Lebowitz Marsha Leisbson Lisa Robbins Janet Rudnick Abby Sterensis Lauren Sterensis Sandra Ogle Dobson Henry Maller Dr. Marc and Laurie Reiskind Michael RobbinsLee Ann ShenofskyGloria Aronoff,Janet Augenbraun Dr. Irwin and Hannah Ayes Larry and Alice Ettinger Kathleen Buns Barry and Jackie Kanner Michael and Bonnie Lurie Betty Morgenstein Greg and Sharon Ogburn Dr. Harold and Joyce Seder Dr. Mandel and Karen Sher Jeffrey Weiss Dr. Barry and Betty Gootson Rita Jocobson Meni and Malina Kanner John and Nancy Keiser Richard and Lonnie Kiracofe Shelley Lynn Toby Schuster $5,000+ $10,000+ $60,000+ FOUNDERS The Jewish Burial Society of Pinellas County, Inc. would like to recognize and thank those who gave during our capital campaign that led to the acquisition of Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Barry and Jackie Kanner Dr. Allan and Marilyn Katz Walter Loebenberg Henry Maller Doug and Joan Negretti Jerry Orns Foundation $1000+Gerald and Joan Benstock Michael and Margot Benstock Dr. Mark and Judi Gordon Dr. Allan and Marilyn Katz Stuart and Karessa Lasher Rabbi Jacob and Joanne Luski Doug and Joan Negretti Bruce and Stacy Orloff Alan and Susie Schwartz Joe and Barbara SterensisThirty women from across the community attended a lunch at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa on Oct. 4 to learn about the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and hear directly from leadership of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The women committed more $101,000 to the not-asemcee of the day, and noted that this is the type of lectually stimulating and offering a social and soulful connection. director for Israel and Global Philanthropy at the Jewish Agency for Israel, was the featured speaker at Federation fundraising helps support. Because of your unrestricted gifts to the Federation, more around the globe through aliyah (immigration), She highlighted the ongoing efforts of the global and the current needs in South Africa. We consider both pull factors and push factors, she Jews are compelled to make aliyah because of pull Israel because they see no safe future as Jews in their current country. tenure at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Jewish community. Socash noted that the women present at the lunch sleepaway camp. the Federation has launched in the last two years, including the Jewish Community Camp, the Federacommitment. through the combined contributions of their time, talent, and treasure. Womens Philanthropy raises $101,000 at luncheon