For children at that sometime awkward in-between age not quite teen-agers but no longer little kids theres a new way for them to connect to others in their age group. TweenConneX, an experience created just for 11-13 year-olds in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, will offer the tween-agers social, recreational, athletic, cultural and Judaic activities. The organization will run programs monthly. Tweens can join TweenConneX to be a part of something exciting, big and important, said David Siskin, Bryan Glazer Family JCC Youth and Teen director. For most programs, TweenConneX participants will join with those enrolled in the already established PJ Our Way, using its curriculum for conversation starters. The Tampa JCCs & Federation introduced PJ Our Way in 2016. Like its counterpart, PJ Library, for the younger set, PJ Our Way provides free books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11. PJ Our Way allows youth to select one of four books recommended online and then have the book sent to their homes each month. A series of activities is also offered including polls and quizzes related to the book selections. ConneX program will be Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. All kids, ages 9-13, are welcome. PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Pinellas County P. O. Box 6970 Clearwater, FL 33758-6970 PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Pinellas County P. O. Box 6970 Clearwater, FL 33758-6970 VOL. 30, NO. 2 TAMPA, FLORIDA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 16 PAGES www.jewishpresstampa.com Just a nosh... Just a nosh... Complied from JTA news service Ordinary personal items a key, a razor, a hairbrush, a babys shoe, a prayer book offer a glimpse into the lives of their owners. That is before everything changed for millions of Jews herded into concentration camps by the Nazis. These simple objects and others recovered from such a camp in Majdanek, Poland, are going on exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) in St. Petersburg On loan for three years from the State Museum of Majdanek, the items will be displayed as part of the local museums permanent exhibition: History, Heritage and Hope. The FHM staff worked through a lengthy process with the State Museum of Majdanek, as well as the governments of Poland and the United States, to secure the loan of these important objects. Some things in the small collection like the childrens shoes, hairbrush and razor were likely taken from individuals uponMuseum to display objects from killing centerThe Florida Holocaust Museum Two childrens shoes and baby shoe from Majdanek. While in Jerusalem earlier this month, Congressman Charlie Crist DSt. Petersburg, posted this photo on Twitter, showing him placing this note in the In 2007, he began the yearly tradition while visiting the holy site as Floridas governor. Since then, with the exception of 2016, he has had a similar note delivered to the Wall each year prior to hurricane season. During that time, 2016 was the only year that a hurricane made landfall in the state. MUSEUM continued on PAGE 16A noteworthy prayerBy BEN SALES JTA news serviceNEW YORK The story of Americas oldest synagogue, as told by retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, is the story of American Jewish history. Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, Souter wrote, was built in the 1700s by Sephardic merchants whose community then declined. In the late 1800s, Eastern European Jews arrived in the area, occupied the building and have used it to this day. Since then, heirs of the older Sephardic community have tried to maintain a foothold in the historic synagogue that they consider theirs. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Souter awarded a victory to the Sephardim. Writing an appeals court ruling on a lawsuit over who owns Touro Synagogue, Souter who has regularly sat on the court following his 2009 retirement wrote that the building and its centuries-old ritual objects all belong to Congregation Shearith Israel, a historic Sephardic congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The decision reversed an earlier district court decision that gave Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, R.I., is the oldest synagogue still in existence in the United States. John Nordell/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesWho owns Americas oldest synagogue? Its an argument 350 years in the making IN-BETWEEN continued on PAGE 5 in-between age not quite teen-agers but no longer little kids theres a new way for them to con experience created just for 11-13 year-olds OLDEST continued on PAGE 14In-between-agers target of new JCC programmingTrump sending top envoys to Mideast to advance Israel-Palestinian peaceWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will soon send a team of his top aides, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on a tour of the Middle East to advance substantive Middle East peace talks. The delegation will be meeting with leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a senior The delegation will comprise Kushner, a top aide whose portfolio includes Middle East peace; Jason Greenblatt, the White Houses top peace negotiator; and Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser. said, believes that the restoration of calm and the stabilized situation in Jerusalem after the recent crisis on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif has created an opportunity to continue discussions and the pursuit of peace that began early in his administration. A lethal July 14 attack by terrorists that killed two Israelis police at the Temple Mount led Israel to install metal detectors. That was followed by increased tensions among Palestinians, who worship at the site, which is holy to Jews and Muslims. Israel removed the metal detectors following interventions by Jordan and by Trump Trumps approach of brokering a broader Middle East peace and includes meetings with some of the regions most important players. The president has asked that these discussions focus on the path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, combating extremism, the situation in Gaza, including how to ease the humanitarian crisis there, strengthening our relations with regional partners and the economic steps that can be taken both now and after a peace deal is signed to ensure security, stability, and prosperity for the region, the statement said.Teen in JCCs case sold his bomb threat services, FBI allegesThe Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of threats against Jewish community centers in the United States including Tampa sold his bomb threat services. Michael Kadar, 19, from Ashkelon in southern Israel, also offered to frame others for the threats for a higher fee, the FBI reportedly alleges in newly unsealed court documents reported by The Atlantic and The Daily Beast The teen sold his services on AlphaBay, a dark web marketplace website selling illegal goods and services that was closed by U.S. authorities in July. He reportedly sold his services from $30 for a single threat to $90 for emailed bomb threat to a school districts\multiple schools + framing someone for it. by the Israel Police during a raid on the teens bedroom in California who is believed to have ordered and paid for Kadars threats.FIRST PERSONHate in Carlottesville: The day the Nazi called me ShlomoBy RON KAMPEAS JTA news serviceCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA The white supremacists, for all their vaunted purpose, appeared to be disoriented. The city of Charlottesville, thanks to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, had allowed them 500 or so to rally in Emancipation Park, or as they prefer to call it, Lee Park, to protest the citys plans to remove from the park a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. That worked for an hour or so on Aug. 12 and then the protesters and the counter-protesters started to pelt one another with plastic bottles it was unclear who started it. There were gas bombs mildly irritating that seemed to come more from the white supremacists. And then the sides rushed each So Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and, heeding the police, the white suthe Dogwood Vietnam Memorial, a bucolic hill overlooking an overpass, they sputtered to a stop for consultations and did what marchers on a seasonably warm day do: They sat on the grass, sought shade and chatted. I had been following at a distance with a CHARLOTTESVILLE continued on PAGE 11
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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 3 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 CONNECT Build stronger relationships with your Rodeph Kehillah (community) through special grade level Shabbat dinners hosted by families in their homes after Growing Together Shabbat services. You can look forward to fun and Shabbat experiences this year. CHOOSE Cooking! Music & drama! Legos! Art! Pop culture! Students will enjoy a unique and customized Jewish learning experience with our new Chug (choice) Days!CHALLENGEWith both an Aleph-Bet Reading Bee and a Bible Bowl students will have exciting opportunities to test their knowledge and compete with their fellow classmates his year.EXPERIENCEStudents in 3rdth grades will experience Shabbat in new ways at a Shabbaton camp retreat December 1-2. Families will join for a conclusion and Havdalah service on Saturday night. ENGAGE Were offering more ways than ever to get involved and engaged in your child(ren)s Rodeph Sholom education experience! CONNECT with your Rodeph (community) through special grade level Shabbat dinners hosted by families in their homes after Growing Together Shabbat services. You can look forward to fun and Shabbat experiences this year. Registration is now open online at www.rsholom.org! Questions? Contact Judy Van Der Stelt at 813-837-1911 or email@example.com RALPH BOBOArea/Branch ManagerNMLS ID 432371 State Lic. L025098 3903 Northdale Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33624C: 813.781.1024 Ralph.firstname.lastname@example.org www.RalphBobo.com By BEN SALES JTA news serviceUgandas 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water. But this year, the situation for Ugandas Jewish community, called the Abayudaya, has worsened. Twenty million people across Africa and the Middle East are now at risk of illness and death due to a famine that is centered in Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan. Caused by a mix of factors, including civil wars, underdeveloped infrastructure and a drought, the famine is the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N., Stephen OBrien, the emergency relief coordinator for the United Nations, said in March. People look dehydrated and starving, Gershom Sizomu, the communitys rabbi, told JTA. People got sick and weak, and there are people who died because of complications because of the food shortage. People were already sick, so without food they become weaker and weaker. Sizomu said the Abayudaya, who rely on their own crops to survive, have been hit hard by the drought. While conditions are easing now because the harvest season has arrived for maize and beans, many families are subsisting on one meal a day, he said. Two community members who already were sick have died of malnutrition. Fleeing the area is useless, Sizomu added food shortages are plaguing the cities, too. The community, whose members converted to Judaism under Conservative auspices about 15 years ago, stays in regular touch with Jewish communities in the United States and Israel. But only one American synagogue has provided famine relief to the Abayudaya. Beth El, a Conservative congregation in Pittsburgh, had hosted Sizomu for a weekend of Torah study last year, where he mentioned the risk of impending famine. So when 60 congregation members convened last month for the synagogues annual meeting, congregation president Cliff Spungen passed around $800. In the following weeks, Spungen sent email appeals to the synagogues members, as well as to Temple Emanuel, a nearby Reform synagogue. In total, the Pittsburgh campaign has raised $6,500 a hefty sum in rural Uganda, where a family in Nabugoye, the Abayudayas main village, can live on as little as $5 a day. We hope it helps, Spungen said. Its been really eye-opening and meaningful that people have been generous. When it comes to the Jewish community fundraising for famine relief in East Africa this year, Beth Els campaign is a rare success story. Take the Jewish Coalition for East Africa Relief, 24 Jewish groups convened by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. More than two months after the coalition was created, it has raised just $10,000. The trickle of dollars is not enough to even begin planning for allocations, said Will Recant, the coalitions chair. Instead, the coalition is now investing in raising awareness of the crisis through education and advocacy, sending pamphlets and U.N. fact sheets to congregations and Jewish communities. The coalitions goal is broader than the synagogue campaign. The synagogues were able to make an impact because their donations targeted one small contribution to the overall aid effort in East Africa. because the famine is a gradual crisis that hasnt garnered much international attention. Following a for example, a similar coalition of Jewish groups raised $600,000 most of it during the couple of months after the tragedy. Jewish World Service raised $2.5 million in aid contributions. AJWS has garnered $200,000 since June for East Africa relief. crises that take place over long periods of time, were ground, said Sam Wolthuis, the groups director of disaster response and international operations. Once the coalition raises enough money, Recant said it hopes to help the Abayudaya with longterm water supply issues. Bechol Lashon, a group that advocates for Jews of color, is also helping the Abayudaya with infrastructure planning. This part of East Africa last experienced a severe Ugandas Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africas faminefamine in 2011. That year, a coalition of Jewish groups under the same name raised nearly $150,000. Sizomu told JTA that the Abayudaya shared the money they received from Pittsburgh with surrounding communities also suffering from shortages. And if the coming harvest improves conditions, Sizomu said he hopes to refocus the communitys attention on setting up water storage and irrigation systems so farmers can weather the next drought. But he acknowledged that developing the necessary infrastructure will be costly. And in the meantime, people are still starving. People are depressed, and you can see it on their faces, Sizomu said. Parents are depressed because they have many things to take care of. Theres a constant need for food. Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesGershom Sizomu, religious leader of the Abayudaya, in 2003.
Cong. Rodeph SholomWelcome back barbecue: Congregants and new or prospective members are invited to a free welcome back barbecue at the home of Rabbi Josh Hearshen on Monday, Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m. Parking is limited, so to let the staff know you want to attend, and parking information will be provided. Showtime: A play titled Trial of God will be performed at the synagogue on Sunday, performances are free. Camp Shabbat: A camp themed Shabbat service will he held Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., with light snacks for those who come will be an Israeli dinner at $25 per family or $10 per adult. Reservations can be made onReligious school: Registration is open for religious school, with classes for those in and Sunday classes for pre-k through grades Register online at www.rsholom.org or call Judy Van Der Stelt email@example.com. Block party: A complimentary hot dog lunch will be offered at a welcome back block Kona Ice truck and more. For more informaStudies with the rabbi: Rabbi Hearshen leads three classes on Thursdays: study of the weekly Torah portion at 11 a.m., Talmud studies at noon and Embracing Judacharge and the classes are open to all. Latin American Jewish movie: Enjoy a romantic comedy, Like a Fish Out of Water This movie is about a new immigrant from Argentina who falls in love with his female Hebrew teacher. The cost is $5 per person.Cong. Kol AmiOpen house: Kol Ami will celebrate its 40th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an open house and kick-off event. Congregants are asked to bring friends to share in the fun games and festivities. Sign up for youth groups and meet the Kol Ami family. There will be free hot dogs, fruit and cookies. Torah Trope classes: Learn or refresh your knowledge of Torah Trope on Dr. Craig Kalter and Thursdays, Aug. 24 and Cantor Beth Scholossberg. Participants must be able to read Hebrew and day and Thursdays classes. Call the Kol Ami or to RSVP for class. Book group: The Tree of Lifelong Learning book group will meet on Tuesday, Sylvia Rafael: Life and Death of a Mossa Spy by Ram Oren. LChaim: A class, Sharing Lifes Lessons, is offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics, readings and a different leader are chosen for each weekly session. Knitting time: The Sisterhood Needle Their creations are donated to the First Nesters, a group that provides housing for teens aging out of foster care. For more information, call the synagogueCong. Schaarai ZedekMeet over frozen yogurt: The comand congregants are invited to meet with Rabbi Richard Birnholz, Rabbi Nathan Farb and Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro at Yogurtology outlets for free frozen yogurt. The temple staff will be at the Yogurtology at the Yogurtology at 1201 S. Church St. in Going country: The temple will hold Haw Shabbat service for new and prospective members on Friday, Aug. 25 with the PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Reform 1115 E. Del Congregation BETH AM nd ndrd ConservativeCongregation Congregation 1 Campus Jewish Renewal Conservative Reform Temple BETH CHAI ReformTemple .ConservativeTemple Congregations Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Shabbat Candle Lighting Times I am writing this message having just returned from a trip to Israel and Turkey. In Jerusalem, I attended the Rabbinic Torah Seminar at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Future of Modern Israel. Appropriately enough, two major foci dominated many discussions the future of the Temple A close Turkish friend from Tampa joined me in Israel for eight to the country. Then Istanbul and Izmir/ Cesme. Turkey is an amazing country with its own unique energy and customs, unlike any other Muslim state. Seen through the eyes of my dear sights and neighborhoods that are beyond Erdogan has built a modern infrastructure, he is gradually reducing personal freedoms, controlling the judiciary system, and moving toward a more religious state. My attempts to visit the Jewish Museum in Istanbul were thwarted by anti-Israel demonstrations. Moreover, I was denied entry into the largest synagogue on Shabbat because I was unaware that the Jewish Council required a prior application and approval for visitors. This was a bit of a shock. Just a week before in Israel, the seminar at Hartman had concluded Thursday before the incident on the Temple Mount. So my Turkish friend was denied entry into the Al mately commiserated on how being denied access to public worship felt for each of us. During my stay in Israel, I visited the Human Rights, I spent several hours with a Temple Beth Shalom, Winter HavenIsrael, Turkey and hope for the futurePalestinian family. The second time, sponsored by the Hartman Institute, I visited a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palesare opposed to violence and terrorism. Yet, each one has a vastly different vision of Israel whether ultimately there should be one state or two secular or religious. Moreover, during the two weeks at Hartman, I heard many different options for a satisfy both sides. still optimistic. In Turkey, I played with my friends 10-month old niece bright-eyed, a bundle of energy, open to be loved by everyone. She doesnt know about religions Kurdish Jewish friends of 40 years. Their granddaughter stopped by to say hello. I held her as an infant more than 20 years ago. She is pregnant another child will enter this world not knowing of religious dren represent the future. As an older adult, I have found a friend here in Tampa who is as close to me as born worlds apart culturally, religiously, mon than differences that may separate us. And here in Tampa, our Jewish community is planting seeds for our children, grandchildren the future by initiating JewishMuslim dialogue through the auspices of the Jewish Community Relations Council. Once we know our neighbors as human beings and dispel common misconceptions about our differences, the bonds of friendthe case, no matter where one resides. Yes I am an eternal optimist. Each year as the High Holidays approach, I pray for will keep working toward that goal. Rabbinically Speaking is published as a public service by the Jewish Press in cooperation with the Tampa Rabbinical Association which assigns the column on a rotating basis.
Talmud Study: After several years, participants in Talmud study moved on to Sanhedrin, where Jewish legal system. Drop-ins and just want to try it outs are always welcome. The group will meet on RabbiRosenberg@ Trivia night: family and food or drink to share your knowledge of facts, obscure and germane, at Trivia Night at the p.m. If you dont have a team, well join you up with one. For more information, contact Tampa.orgMystic Torah classes: A series of classes is scheduled on ish religious and spiritual ethics, Tomer Devorah, The Palm Tree of Devorah. No special background in Hebrew or Jewish mysticism is required. The place of class will be given upon registration. Class fees are and payment plans are available. A long-distance learning option is also available. RSVP immediately. The registration form is available at orahavah.org or contact Rabbi Debrah Shenefelt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preparing for High Holidays: This class begins on Monwill be offered during the week through a long-distance platform and is included in the price of the plans are available. Place of class will be given upon registration. A long-distance learning option is available. RSVP immediately at orahavah.org or contact Rabbi Debrah at email@example.com.Cong. Bais Menacham ChabadPractical kabbalah: Enrich the soul and mind with a touch of kabbalah. Learn practical spirituality for everyday life. Classes are JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 5 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Congregations Nominate A Deserving Individualfor ourStephen Weinberg 8 Over 80 AwardsHelp us recognize eight seniors, eighty years or older, who have dedicated their time, talents, and lives to our Jewish community and/or specic causes.Nominate deserving individuals for the selection committee to elect... Who are at least eighty years old or older; Exemplies a commitment to the Jewish community, an organization, and/or specic causes; Has demonstrated a strong commitment to Jewish values.On the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community CampusA wholly owned subsidiary of Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation, Inc.13005 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625 Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences Sylvan & Jean Orloff Memory Support Unit Assisted Living Facility License No. 08679 For more information on Stephen Weinberg 8 over 80 Awards or Weinberg Village call 813.969.1818 or visit weinbergvillage.com WWW.360R EALTYT AMPA.COM813.508.2715 360 REALTY CARLYN NEUMAN dinner at 6 p.m. and the service at will be grillin and chillin. There is no cost for the dinner, but RSVPs are required by Aug. 22. org or go to www.zedek.org/RSVP. The Yee Haw country-style service will feature the Schaarai Zedek Cowboy Chic. An oneg will follow the service. Pool party: The Schaarai Aug. 20 from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $25 and covers a light lunch at the outdoor bar. The group has a reserved a shady canopy area. Feel free to come prepared to swim and/ formation, contact Lindsey Dewey www. Candle lighting on Mars?: An adult learning session will be future, such as when you would light candles on Mars. The discusintelligence, space travel and genetic engineering. Learn how these advances will also change familiar Jewish law. RSVP to the temple. Meet and greet: The Sisterday of religious school, Sunday, what is planned for the new year. There will be food and drinks and barista to make your favorite coffee drinks. Religious school registration: Its not too late to register your child. Newcomers should note that temple membership required for religious school enrollment can be waived on a one-time basis for children entering grades pre-k through 5. A special fee applies. For a registration packet, contact Religious School Director Donna Wood http://www.zedek.org/learning/ religiousschoolCong. Beth AmO pen house: All members and prospective members are invited to an open house and welcome back breakfast on Sunday, Rabbi Jason Rosenberg, board members, Mens Club, Sisterhood, youth groups, and congregants will be on hand to meet guests. More information can be found at www. or by calling An Evening of Song: A speYou Anything but Love, featuring vocalist Janice Nepon-Sixt and cantorial leader Joy Katzen-Guthrie on piano, with special guests will he held on Sunday, Aug. 20 at but those planning to attend should or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A dessert reception will be held after the performances. Social Action committee: The congregations social action committee will observe a year of mitzvot this year, rather than having just one day of multiple opportunities to practice tikkun event is to volunteer with Love Has pares and delivers care packages to refugees and the recently resettled. To join in, come on Sunday, Aug. ceries and back-to-school supplies. For more information, contact Irma Polster at ipolster@tam pabay.rr.com.fessional yoga instructor. Following the yoga session, the participants will head up to the J Loft for a conversation about learning Hebrew and other languages, while enjoying a frozen yogurt bar. Tweens will be encouraged to get outside of their daily routine and meet kids who enjoy the same things they do. They Ave., Tampa. For more information regarding the TweenConneX program Education directors from congregations in Clearwater America to participate in an annual workshop on teaching about Israel. the educator workshop was held in Atlanta in June. Local in Clearwater and Judy Van Der Stelt of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa. The workshop focused on Israels history, politics and of its people because Israel is integral to Jewish identity in the 21st Century. tive Israel curriculum for high school students. For information contact Judy Van der Stelt at Educator@ Tampa and Tami Wolf of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater conference in Atlanta in June.2 Bay area teachers attend Israel education conference
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Temple Ahavat Shalom is our second home.Wendy & Larry Roos The Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties are inviting young adults from the Tampa Bay area to participate in the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI), an 11-session, leadership development program. Now in its 13th year, JLTI is designed to inspire young professionals to get involved and take on leadership roles in the Tampa Bay Jewish community. Throughout the years, graduates have held leadership positions on boards and committees of local Jewish organizations and agencies on both sides of the bay. Special highlights of JLTI include an exclusive tour of One Buc Place with philanthropist Bryan Glazer, co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in November and guest admission to the Tampa Jewish Federations Annual Presidents Dinner next February. The group will also connect to Israel as the Start-Up Nation by visiting the new Florida-Israel Business Accelerator in Tampa to learn about its efforts to help Israeli entrepreneurs expand into the U.S. market. The series of interactive classes will begin with an orientation on Monday, Oct. 23 and will run through Sunday, Feb. 25, with a graduation date to be determined. All classes start at 6:45 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Meetings locations will be announced. The cost to participate in JLTI is $99, which includes course materials and dinner during each session. Space is limited to 25 people. Other class dates are: Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec.11, Jan. 8; Jan. 22; Feb. 5 and Feb. 20. To apply for JLTI, visit www.jewishtampa.com/JLTI or jewishpinellas.org. Deadline by email about the status of their applications by Oct. 11. For more information about JLTI, contact Lisa Robbins at the Tampa Jewish Federation at (813) 769.4723 or email email@example.com, or call the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties at (727) 530-3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.New round of training for future young leaders begins this fallYoung professionals from the Jewish Federations of Tampa, Pinellas & Pasco Counties, Orlando and Sarasota will come together on Sunday, Sept. 17 to tailgate and enjoy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season home opener against the Chicago Bears. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., young professionals are invited to bring their own food and beverage and mix, mingle and tailgate together in a designated location in Lot 14 (exact location TBD). Kickoff at 1 p.m. Tickets are available to young professionals (ages 20 through 40s) for a discounted price of $45 (regularly $105). To purchase tickets, visit www.buccaneers.com/jewishfederation. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Aug. 25 or until tickets run out. Tickets will be located in section 243 of the stadium. Tickets are limited to two per person and are non-refundable. After Sept. 25, reserved tickets in this section will be released to the general public for sale. Discounted tickets and tailgating space are provided by Bryan Glazer and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization. The event is hosted by the Tampa Jewish Federation in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, Orlando and Sarasota. For more information, contact Lisa Robbins, director of young adult engagement for the Tampa Jewish Federation, at (813) 7694723 or email lisa.robbins@jewishtampa. com.Kick off Bucs season with tailgate at stadiumThe Bryan Glazer Family JCC is continuing its Culture Caf series with its take on jazz appreciation, served with a side of wine, beer and cheese. The four-part multi-media program, A Beginners Guide to Loving Jazz, explores the sometimes mystifying and intimidating music known as jazz. It follows the music through the lens of Miles Daviss career as seen from a fans perspective. Former journalist and Tampa author Scott Wachtler will moderate the program. Wachtler has been a fan of jazz for more than 30 years. He chose to use Miles Daviss career as the focus of the program because Davis was at the forefront of so many modern jazz styles. Davis had his hand in almost every form of jazz and he played with so many great musicians. His career really serves as a great way to get to know what jazz is all about, said Wachtler. Jazz is sometimes seen as something that needs to be understood on an academic or technical level. I think this Culture Caf follows up with A Beginners Guide to Loving Jazz Miles Davis will be the focus of the four-part program.program will get people to love it on an emotional level. The program kicked off at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC on Aug. 15 and continues through November. Each months program is open to members and non-members. Craft beer and cheese will be served. Each month a new local brewery, including Coppertail Brewing Company, 81 Bay Brewing and Rock Brothers Brewing Co., will be featured thanks to each breweries in-kind donations. The program runs on Tuesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. Each session will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost for members is $10 per session, non-members $15 per session. For more information contact Pnina Levermore at pnina.levermore@ jewishtampa.com Students attending Tampas Hillel Academy have scored in the top 10 percent nationally in reasoning and mathematics in a test taken last May. The students in grades 3-8 also did well above average in four other areas as measured by the standardized tests of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Compared to students in other private schools taking this test worldwide, Hillel students scored: st percentile th percentile th percentile th percentile th percentile th percentile Applications are still being accepted for the 2017-18 school year at Hillel Academy, which begins Aug. 16. Hillel Academy is Tampas only accredited Jewish day school, providing studies in academics, technology and Jewish life. Financial aid and transportation options are available. Hillel Academy is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council, and is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools. More information about Hillel Academy is available by calling Cosmo Kunzelmann, the new director of admissions at (813) 9632242 or emailing email@example.com.Hillel Academy student test scores in top tiers
PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Jill NeumanREALTOR firstname.lastname@example.org jillneuman.com 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 231, Tampa, FL 33602I love what I do and youll love the results. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences has announced its sixth annual Stephen Weinberg 8 Over 80 Awards ceremony and reception. The 8 over 80 Awards recognize the accomplished residents of the Tampa Jewish community who are 80 years of age and older and have community through their time, talents and efforts. The deadline to recommend friends and loved ones who match these qualities has been extended. Nominations should be made by Friday, Aug. 25. All honorees will be inaugurated into the Jewish Tampa Senior Hall of Fame at the event scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. Nominations should include the name, age and brief biography outlining your nominees involvements throughout their lifetime. Those nominated must meet the following criteria: volvement within the Jewish community, an organization, mitment to Jewish values mentor in the community In addition to honoring eight deserving honorees, proceeds raised through the event Facility Enhancement and Endowment Funds. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Village, loCohn Jewish Community Campus, is a subsidiary of the Tampa JCC & Federation. For more information about the Stephen Weinberg 8 over 80 nominations or Weinberg Village Assisted Living ResiWeinberg Village executive director, at (813) 769-4729, via e-mail at email@example.com or visit www. weinbergvillage.com. Residents at Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences and the children of the Tampa JCC Preschool North came together for a fun performance by Silly Sam. Both Weinberg and the preschool are located on the Tampa JCC and Federations Maureen Campus in northwest Hillsbor ough County. delighted both young and old songs. The children were jumping, stomping and giggling, said Silly humor makes the day at Weinberg VillageSilly Sam performing for seniors and preschoolers.The laughter was infectious and the program left everyone with a smile on their face. For more information about Weinberg Village programs and ecutive director, or Ben Gersten, 1818, or go to www.weinbergvillage.com.Nominate a mensch for this years 8 Over 80 Awards ceremony
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PAGE 10 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 Organizations Right at Home offers caregiving services for almost any family and practically any situation. Anton Legal Group Stock Broker DisputesS. David Anton, Esq. Since 1985JCCAll programs listed are either at the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, or at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC at 522 N. Howard Ave. To RSVP or for more information on programs at either center, contact Pnina Levermore at (813) 291-2253 or pnina.levermore@JewishTampa. com. All registrations should be completed before events begin. Museum tour: A docent-led tour of the Tampa Bay History Museum will be held for members of both JCCs on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. The tour is free for members and $9 for guests. RSVP is required. Senior Games: The 37th annual Senior Games are coming to the Tampa Bay area and a JCC team is being formed to compete in the event. The games are open to those 50 and older and include pickleball, softball, billiards, running, power lifting, golf, swimming, dominoes, The competitions will take place in the fall throughout the Tampa Bay area. Those interested in competing should stop by the lobby at the Cohn Campus on Friday, Aug. 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or the lobby of the Glazer JCC on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn more about it. Medicare seminar: A program to help seniors develop strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels will by offered at the Glazer JCC led by Judy London a licensed healthcare agent and gerontologist, on Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Nov. 2 from 1-3 p.m. This is free for members and $15 for guests. Memoir writing: Learn to write your life story during classes on Mondays from Sept. 4 through Oct. 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. The cost is $50 for members and $65 for guests. Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber in a series of classes on the Cohn campus on Mondays from Aug. 21 through Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, crochet hooks and any pattern you want. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members with pro-rating options available. Dominoes lessons: Learn the basics of the game of dominoes and hone your skills in free classes at the Cohn campus on Wednesdays, Aug, 23 through Sept. 20, from 2 3:30 p.m. Lessons at the Glazer JCC will be on Wednesdays, Aug. 23 through Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.. This is free for members and $5 for guests. JetSetters: This social group for adults of all ages meets at both JCCs for an hour-long program followed by lunch. At the Glazer JCC, JetSetters meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. The lunch is free for members but donations are welcome. The group also meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Cohn campus at 11 a.m. The lunch is free for members. Reservations are required. News schmooze: A discussion group to explore hot button issues is held at both JCCs. Upcoming News Schmooze sessions at the Glazer JCC will be held on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. The topic will be the federal budget on Aug. 22, arts in America on Aug. 29 and the Cabinet on Sept. 5. These meetings are free for members and $5 for non-members. The group at the Cohn campus, led by Pat Renfroe, meets every other Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will discuss immigration on Aug. 25 and the Cabinet positions, as well as a talk about the EPA and Homeland Security on Sept. 8. Gameshow Thursdays: Have a slice of pizza and play such games as Ive Got a Secret, Whats My Line, and Pass word at the Cohn campus on the second Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. This is free for members and $5 for non-members. Donations to cover the cost of the pizza are welcome. Mah jongg: Folks can play this ancient Chinese table game at both JCC campuses. At the Cohn campus there will be sessions on Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Sept. 26, from 1:30 3:30 p.m. At the Glazer JCC, drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 3:30 p.m. This is free for members and $5 for non-members. Novices and experienced players are welcome. Friday movies: View classic movies, munch on popcorn and month at the Cohn campus. The next event is on Friday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. when there will be a showing of When Harry Met Sally. Ballroom dancing: Learn graceful, elegant and romantic dances during ballroom dancing sessions at the Glazer JCC on Mondays, Sept. 4 through Dec. 18 from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $35 for single members, $50 for couple members, $40 for single nonmembers and $55 for couples who are non-members.Genealogical SocietyHolocaust Museum talk: The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will be hosted by and held at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg, on Sunday, Sept. 10. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the program starts at 2 p.m. Urszula Szczepinska, curator of education and director of research at the museum, will discuss the Holocaust by Bullets the mass shootings of more than 2 million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators. She will discuss online resources that have the most updated information and demonstrate how to use archival databases for information about these victims. An optional docent-led tour of the museum, free for museum and society members and $9 for nonmembers, will take place following the program. Advanced registration for the tour is requested. RSVP to Sally Israel, (727) 343-1652.JWVMeeting note: Post 373 meets the third Sunday of e ach month, at 9:30 a.m., usually in the SCI Unit of the Tampa VA hospital. The Post seeks members who would like to help ill and disabled veterans. Contact Commander Jack Rudowsky at (813) 598-8061 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgJWIMeet and greet: The Clearwater Chapter of Jewish Women International will have a meet and greet on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Come and learn about this organization, which empowers women and girls through economic literacy, community training, healthy relationship education and womens leadership. Contact Veronica Harris at (727) 939-1759 or email@example.com or Anne deMarlor at (727) 517-9197 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. HadassahAnnual meeting: The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will hold its annual member appreciation luncheon on Monday, Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. This is open for all life and annual paid-up members, associates and prospective members. The Honeys will make a guest appearance and Mike Warner will perform on piano. Cost is $5, collected at the door. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call Doris Harding at (727) 772-4140.Job-LinksCareer counseling: Free personalized job-search and career coaching is offered by Tampa Bay Job-Links. Among its programs are free educational and motivational Monday Morning Links sessions from 9:30 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. On Monday, Aug. 21, the topic is Interview Tips & Techniques That Work. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation. There are also Success workshops to aid with job-search skills that are free for Tampa Bay JobLinks program participants; $15 for guests. On Thursday Aug. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the topic is Is Your Network Working. Another program, Switching Gears: A Roadmap for Career Transition, will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 23 and 30 and Sept. 6 and 13 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. on a variety of topics relevant to job searches. The cost is $15 per session of $50 for all four, or free for individualized full-program participants. Reservations are required for all programs. For more information or to RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email RSVP@TBJL.org, or visit www.TBJL.org.Support groupsAlzheimers caregiver groups: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. the month from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg, at (727) 302-3750. With the start of the new school year, the Bryan Glazer Family JCC has you covered for after-school activities. The fall enrichment classes start in September Classes include: For children 5 & Under, AlefBet Yoga, SoccerTots, Rugrats and TopSpin Kids Tennis For students in K-8, Bricks4Kids, Extreme Kids in Motion, chess, FunWise Math and creative writing. Member and guest fees vary depending on whether it is an 8 or 10week session. The JCC is located at 522 N. Howard Ave. To register, visit www.bryanglazerfamilyjcc.com or contact email@example.com or 813-291-2252 for more information.Glazer JCC announces afterschool programs
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 11 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 rf ntbbtOur large enrollment presents an opportunity to make a wealth of friends. Non-member families may enroll their children (Pre-K through Grade 5) for 1 year. A special fee applies. For information about Fall Class Registration, Donna Wood, our Religious School Director, can be reached at (813) 876-2377, Ext. 210 The Religious School Experience at Congregation Schaarai Zedek offers: Hebrew & Jewish studies Grade 5) for 1 year. A special fee applies. For information about Fall Class Registration, Donna Wood, our Religious School Director, can be reached at (813) 876-2377, Ext. 210 f handful of journalists and folks who were there not so much to counter-protest but to deliver an alternative message. Zelic Jones from Richmond bore a poster with a saying by Martin Luther King hope. I climbed the hillock to see if anyone would be willing to talk; on the way, the marchers had studiously ignored reporters, but I thought, at rest, they might be more amenable. It was not to be. One man, wearing black slacks, a white shirt, sunglasses and black baseball cap, shadowed me. He moved to stand between me and anyone I had hoped to interview. I looked him directly in the eye. Hows it going, Shlomo? he said. My name is Ron, I said. I You look like a Shlomo. You want to talk? I offered. I dont talk to the press, he said. They just lie. He scampered away. The exchange was jarring in how personal it was. Ive been hated, directly, for many things (try being a journalist, anywhere), but it had been a while Id have to cast back to early childhood since Id faced visceral hatred just for, well, looking Jewish. A year ago, I had been at a hotel in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of the alt-right, convened by one of its lead theorists, Richard Spencer, who was also in attendance in Charlottesville. That news conference an expression of white supremacy argued in plummy tones that disguised its hateful content was at a remove from the hatred stalking Charlottesvilles streets. Spencer was polite and helpful after the fact. His ideas are toxic, but in the airless corridors of a Washington hotel, they seemed denuded of malice; they seem to be the imaginings of an intemperate toddler. Here in Charlottesville, the hatred was present and real. Among the 500 white supremacists were men and women bearing signs like Goyim know! (Know what?) and Jews are satans children. There were Nazi t-shirts and slacks and army boots and helmets, jogging along with plastic shields. There were the men who sang of blood and soil as they marched to the Emancipation Park event. And when the white supremacists got their act together and gathered in McIntire Park, they shouted Jew every time the name of Charlottevilles Jewish mayor, Michael Signer, was mentioned. And of course, the hostility was Jews were not even preeminent; blacks were. The focus on Jews was anomaabout the Confederacy and Southern heritage, and defenders of the Southern Cause are not always Jews. An hours drive away, in Richmonds Hollywood Cemetery, a Confederate monument, theres a carefully tended Jewish section. And yet here it was, the chants of Jews will not replace us (as?). I had two more personal encounters. At Dogwood Vietnam sunhat started following me and explaining to me the lie of the Holocaust, the evil of the Jews, the value of DNA in determining purity. I retreated as he ran after me, screaming, My mother says Im a Jew! My MOTHER! Does that mean Im entitled to something? (I resisted replying, Your mothers love.) cipation Park, a group of youths surrounded and shouted at me, Take that wall in Israel down! An open border for everyone! a reference to a popular theory on the far right that Jews are engineering open borders to bring the United States to ruination while keeping Israel pure. They moved on. Anomalies like these tend to bemuse, at least me. What the racists believe to be hurtful jibes come across more as non sequiturs, as mouthings of the deluded or the possessed. Why Shlomo of all names? What was that about DNA? A wall in Israel? And then, the car rammed the crowd, and there was a fatality, and some 35 injured, including pick out the absurd and use that as a way of keeping an emotional distance from the hate speech. I retreated to a cafe that was open only to clergy and press, dispensing free water and beer. I TV CNN said President Donald Trump was to speak. The cafe fell silent; there was, it seems, even among this crowd of liberal clergy, a thirst for a message of unity. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence, Trump said, on many sides. At on many sides the room erupted into shouts of anger. On cue, Trump repeated, On many sides. There was only one side visibly and overwhelmingly gripped by hate in Charlottesville. As the day wore on, the White House refused to retreat from Trumps many-sides-ism, and Trumps tweets didnt add clarity. Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad! was his last tweet of the day. Your 24/7 Source For:Jewish Community News National & International News Advertising Information www.JewishPressTampa.com
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Thank you for your kindness. 16540 Pointe Village Dr. Suite 205, Lutz, FL 33558 Mary@TBLuxHomes.com www.TBLuxHomes.comMary Zohar, BROKER 813-417-6696 PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 GIFTS THETHE APPROPRIATEAPPROPRIATE SYSY M PATHYPATHY G IFTIFT : Personalized engraved Yahrzeit Â CandleGlass. Always appreciated, well received, and always Â well remember ed! Â www.Judaica SS ociety.com AA CC OUNTANTOUNTANT SINSIN G ERER C ONSULTINONSULTIN G: Robert SS inger, Accountant. Personal & Corporate Tax Preparation. Corporate email@example.comLORRAINE DAVIS LEIB, 94, a member of a pioneer Florida Jewish family, died July 29. Her grandparents Aaron and Sarah Davis, originally from Romania, moved to Key West in the early 1890s to run a dry goods store. Her father, Isadore Davis, was born in 1897. He and his wife, Jeannette, were living in Tampa when Lorraine was born in 1923. She was a graduate of Plant High School, volunteered at Tampa General Hospital for 43 years, was a Life member of Hadassah, and was among the founding families of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Sherry Leib, and Gail Leib Polster and Neil Polster; two sisters, Sylvia Alperstein and Shirlee Schiller; and two grand daughters. The family suggests memorials to the ASPCA or Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) SIDNEY NORMAN LAKOFF 81, of Zephyrhills, died Aug. 1. He was a member of Congre gation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Caroline; and his sister, Myra Rich, of Denver. The family suggests memorials to Beth David Chapel)Honored soldierBoris Stern of Tampa was recently honored at a ceremony in St. Petersburg when French Brigadier Gen. Thierry Ducret, currently stationed with CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base, presented Stern with the Legion dHonneur, a special medal from the French government for foreign soldiers who fought in France during World War II to liberate Europe from the Nazis. An active member of the Jewish War Veterans, Stern served in the Army infantry. In December 1944, he was sent to France before seeing combat at the Battle of the Bulge. He spent the remaining days of the war in Belgium and France, primarily building and maintaining a POW camp. In addition to the medal, Stern received a letter from Clement Leclere, the Consul General of France, thanking him for his service. Please send your simcha news to firstname.lastname@example.org with Good Stuff! in the subject line or mail items to Jewish Press, PO Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758. Photos are welcome, too. Be sure to include contact information phone and email.Boris Stern receiving his Legion dHonneur award during a ceremony at the Womens Club in St. Petersburg. Jacob Thomas Garbett, son of Michael and Lea Garbett of Riverview, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon. Jacob is an eighth grade honors student at Roland Park K-8 IB Magnet School. Active in sports, Jacob plays soccer and baseball. Michael and Lea Garbett will host a sleepover party at the Florida Aquarium on Saturday, Aug. 19.Abram Matthew BeerAbram Matthew Beer, son of Jamie and Alan Beer of Wesley Chapel, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. Abram is an eighth grade honors student at Dr. John Long Middle School. Active in sports, he plays all-star baseball and basketball, and is a member of the JLMS football team. Abram enjoys playing video games and is an avid dirt biker. Jamie and Alan Beer will host a celebration at the Westshore Grand on Saturday evening, Aug. 12. Special guests will include family and friends from across the country.Jacob Thomas Garbett
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 13 AUGUST 11 24, 2017 THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTEFOR EMERGING YOUNG ADULT LEADERS (AGES 25-40)For more information:Lisa Robbins (Tampa Jewish Federation) at 813.769.4723 or email email@example.com or Emilie Socash (Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties) at 727.530.3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgApplication Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS DATES JEWISH FEDERATION TAMPA October 23, 2017 (Orientation) October 30, 2017 December 11, 2017
OLDESTownership of the building and the multimillion-dollar artifacts to the group that worships there: the Ashkenazi Congregation Jeshuat Israel. Its an odd and oddly enduring dispute being played out in an American courtroom. Souters ruling is a primer on nearly 400 years of American Jewish history, and a dispute that touches on historical tensions between Sephardic Jews with roots in Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the Middle East, and Ashkenazi Jews with roots in Eastern Europe. Touro, built in 1763, has loomed large in American Jewish history. Along with its claim to being the it also received George Washingtons 1790 letter guaranteeing that the United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. Shearith Israel, hundreds of miles away, has held title to Touro since the early 1800s, when the shrinking Newport community asked the New York City shul to steward the building and its ritual objects. Israel also known as the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue has a sense of its history as well. Founded in 1654, it bills itself as Americas First Jewish Congregation. (Its Old-time members still wear top hats, and it still worships in the distinctive Sephardic style passed down from its founders, complete with a cantor in robes and choir. Some Shearith Israel members are descended from the original families that started the congregation four centuries ago. Jeshuat Israel, founded in 1881 as Ashkenazi immigrants began flooding America from Eastern Europe, has worshipped at Touro for more than a century. For a time, according to Souters ruling, its members occupied the synagogue illegally, praying there even as Shearith Israel sought to keep it closed. Only in 1903, following a court battle, did the two groups sign a contract establishing Shearith Israel as the owner and giving Jeshuat Israel a lease on the building. According to the terms of the contract, Jeshuat Israel must pray in the Sephardic style its own identity be damned. Seeking to form an endowment, Jeshuat Israel arranged in 2011 to sell a pair of handcrafted, 18th-century silver bulbs, which are used to adorn Torah scrolls, to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where they were on loan. Shearith Israel objected to the $7 million sale, both because Shearith Israel said it owned the ornaments and claimed the sale violated Jewish law. Jeshuat Israel then sued Shearith Israel, and Shearith Israel countersued both of them seeking legal ownership of the bulbs. Because the bulbs are meant to rest upon a Torah scroll, Shearith Israel asserted, selling them to a secular institution constitutes an unacceptable decline in holiness. The district court had ruled in Jeshuat Israels favor on the grounds it occupies the building and that Shearith Israel had failed in its trustee obligations. But Souter reversed the ruling, partially based on the 1903 contract, writing that Shearith Israel is fee owner of the Touro Synagogue building, appurland. Now, says Gary Naftalis, Jeshuat Israels lawyer, the congregation is reviewing our legal options going forward. Jeshuat Israel could ask the appeals courts full panel of judges to review the ruling, and may petition to have the case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Late last week, Jeshuat asked for a rehearing. Shearith Israel President Louis Solomon said in a statement that the courts decision and, as a result, has been restored to the position it has held for centuries. The statement added that the congregation hopes to move forward from the court ruling, which enables two great Jewish congregations to regain the harmony that unfortunate episode began five years ago. sparred over the views of H.R. McMaster, the national security advisor, with the Zionist Organization of America attacking him as anti-Israel and the American Jewish Committee defending him. ZOA, one of the few Jewish organizations to consistently defend President Donald Trump, issued a report on Thursday, Aug. 10, sharply critical of McMaster. In the report, ZOA claims that McMaster is undermining Jewish groups spar over McMasters Israel recordTrumps Middle East agenda and the relationship between the United supportive of the Jewish state and critical of the Iran nuclear deal, including Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the hawkish former senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council. It also asserts that McMaster hired people ZOA claims have negative views on Israel, naming Kris Bauman, who will serve as point man on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Dina Powell, the deputy national security advisor. The report calls on Trump to remove General McMaster from his current position and reassign him to another position where he can do no further harm on these critical national security issues. Dan Shapiro, who served as ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama, and the American Jewish Committee criticized the ZOA report. ZOA claims, on the has animus toward Israel, Shapiro tweeted. Nonsense. Every has found him to be deeply sympathetic, friendly, consistent with longstanding U.S. support for Israel. The centrist American Jewish Committee shared one of Shapiros tweets, adding: Agreed. We were honored to host Gen. McMaster at AJC Global Forum and chatted with him before. His admiration for Israel was crystal-clear. In an apparent bid to end the barrage of attacks from the right regarding McMaster, Trump put out a statement in his defense. General McMaster and I are working very well together. He is a good man and very pro-Israel. I am grateful for the work he continues to do serving our country, Trump said. Within the White House, Mc Master is seen at odds with Trumps top strategist Steve Bannon, whom McMaster had removed from the NSCs principals committee. The ZOA in its statement on McMaster lamented his removal, calling Bannon a strong opponent of the Iran deal, and a staunch supporter of Israel. assessment of McMaster with Breitbart News, the right-wing website Bannon headed before joining the Trump campaign.
Two Tampa couples, one Jewish and one Catholic, and its work in interfaith education. Douglas and Maureen Cohn, along with Paul and Gail Whiting, agreed to establish the endowment as a pledging $25,000, to be donated over the course of The Cohns for whom the Tampa JCCs and Federation Community Campus is named are well-known for their giving locally, including their generous donations to Jewish causes and to arts and cultural institutions. They are members of Congregation Rodeph well, and belong to Christ the King Catholic Church. The couples have known each other for years. Their honoree, Linda Taggart, has been devoted to the causes of interfaith relations and understandroles, as an adjunct professor of religious studies at the university during multiple periods, as a trustee of the university from 2002 to 2008, and when needed, she stepped up and served as director of the Center for vorite areas of study is the Hebrew Bible, and she often quips to students and others that Jesus did not read the New Testament. Concurrent with these activities, she also has made presentations on interfaith relations at Catholic parishes throughout the Tampa Bay area. been a true inspiration to me, as I see her as a teacher and scholar of all religions. Lindas deep knowledge of both Judaism and Catholicism were the catalyst for the bond that formed between the two of us over the we were able to engage and share our mutual love of faith and humanity. sion of the center, especially in its capacity to educate students. Their generous gift allows us to teach students the interfaith leadership skills so desperately needed in the local community, as well as shape future scholars of interreligious study and dialogue. earning investment income, the center director will be able to use proceeds for student research and study efforts. tual respect and understanding between Catholics and Jews, and all people of good will. To accomplish this, the center sponsors interreligious study experiences for students and provides the general public opportunities to attend special educational events and to engage in respectful dialogue, both on campus and Matthew Tapie, PhD, at email@example.com.By JACOB MCMANAMON Jewish Press three months after it opened its doors, The Koshery restaurant in Tampa, decided to drop its kosher The owners of the Israeli-style restaurant cited the higher cost of kosher goods and restrictions on opening on weekends as contributing factors to the decision. The owners plan on changing the name as soon as possible. there was just not enough income to remain under the kosher regulations, said co-owner Yosi Chefran. Two couples, Avihai and Liat Maman and Yosi and Becca Chefran, both with ties to Israel, opened The Koshery on Howard district. The couples teamed up Rabbi Uriel Rivkin and Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, who expressed their desire to see a kosher restaurant open up in Tampa and to provide the dietary supervision. But the owners were unable to tame the expenses of keeping the restaurant up to the kosher standards. the owners to keep buying meat from the kosher wholesaler in Miami, said Rabbi Rivkin. many hours, I was hoping it would think they showed us the potential this area had, there might be anyears. Along with the extra cost of the ther we had to work Friday and taurant. The owners said they are grateful to Rabbi Rivkin and Rabbi Dubrowski for providing the rabbinical supervision without being paid. efforts, they were very supportive and we appreciate everything theyve done for us, said Chefran. The owners also thanked the Jewish community for their support. each and every person who has dined at our restaurant and said such beautiful things about it, the decision that had to be made but we had to keep the restaurant open. Howard Ave., is now open daily support us and the Israeli-style of our food, our hope was and still is to sustain a restaurant that offers delicious Israeli food, wonderful service, and a great dining experience to the Tampa bay community, said Chefran.The Koshery restaurant drops kosher certication(L-R) Monsignor Frank M. Mouch, a former president of Saint Leo; Matthew Tapie, PhD, director of the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies; donor Douglas Cohn of Tampa; Saint Leo University President William J. 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PAGE 16 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 11 24, 2017 3303 W. Swann Av Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 87 www.zedek.org rrfnnrnntfnntfb rrfn r trr rf r rr r n fr rr bn rr n r nrnn nrFourteen year-old Moorea Linker of Odessa made her family and her nation proud as she took home two medals for Team USA at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel last month. Often referred to as the Jewish Olympics, the Maccabiah Games attracted 10,000 athletes from 80 nations to Israel. Moorea, the daughter of Brooke and Josh Linker, won a gold and silver medal in the junior womens gymnastics competition for 13-15 year-olds. She was one of only two competitors in either womens or mens gymnastics not from Israel to win a gold medal. Besides making it onto the medal stand, Moorea was honored by her teammates by being named team captain. The gymnastics competition was broken and individual all around competition. The event the day before. ror on balance beam essentially took Moorea out of the running for an individual all around medal. But despite her fall on balance beam, team win the silver medal. on the second day of competition. Lastly came the vault. With two Israeli was the last competitor. Her father, Josh, who was there to cheer her on, described what happened next: Moorea full twisting layout to win the gold medal. Outside of the gymnastics arena, Moorea Local girl brings home gymnastics medals from Israel Moorea Linker performing her A luncheon honoring Holocaust survivors from Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties will be held on Thursday Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The event will feature a talk by Rabbi Gary Klein and a musical program by Cantor Allison Rosoff. The luncheon is for the survivors and spouses. It is sponsored by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, which supports Holocaust survivors in a variety of ways including in home care, cleaning serrestitution assistance, and social events. Funding for the event is provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Those who would like to attend should RSVP by or firstname.lastname@example.org.Transportation may be arranged if required.Rosh Hashanah luncheon to honor Holocaust survivors MUSEUMarrival to the Majdanek Concentration Camp, said Erin Blankenship, FHMs curator of exhibitions and collections. As Majdanek was also a killing center, it is likely that at least some of these individuals, especially the children, would have been selected for murder upon arrival to the camp. Other items such as spoons, mugs and bowls would have belonged to prisoners that survived the selections and were vital to the survival of an individual, Blankenship said. While food was meager and of poor quality, prisoners needed these utensils for the often watery soup that they would receive, without it they would not eat. There is also a camp uniform made from civilian clothing. When no striped uniform was available, some prisoners would be given civilian clothing, but with a painted orange strip on the front and back so that guards didnt mistake them for civilians. Therefore they could not escape, said Blankenship. Majdanek was a concentration and forced labor camp that was also used as an extermination center. The camp opened in September estimated 150,000 prisoners who entered Majdanek, approximately 80,000 people, including 60,000 Jews, were killed. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S. in St. Petersburg. For more informationincluding hours and ticket prices, call (727) 820-0100 or go to www. The Florida Holocaust Museumspent six days touring the country as part of Team USAs ISRAEL CONNECT. She also enjoyed the opportunity to stay with the other athletes and develop long-term friendships. Now that she is back home, Moorea has begun training for her next level-10 gymnastics season, which will begin this winter.