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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Pinellas County P. O. Box 6970 Clearwater, FL 33758-6970 VOL. 30, NO. 10 TAMPA, FLORIDA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 20 PAGES Light Love Laughter at HanukkahIn 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 HERITAGE NIGHT continued on PAGE 4 By 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 First Jewish Heritage Night with Bucs is Dec. 18 More Hanukkah Happenings, Page 5 The collection of Hanukkah menorahs in the town of Casale Monferrato is housed in the basement of its synagogue, which used to be a public matzah bakery. Acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz, far right, with cast members of his play, Lebensraum, which was performed at the Jobsite Theater in Tampa in January 2016. JTA and Jewish Press staff news reports on a near daily basis rehit home, rocking the Tampa theater community with accusations by nine ing rape, against award-winning playrated with Jobsite Theater, the resident theater company of the Straz Performing Arts Center. Hours after the New York Times ater group announced it was cutting scheduled production of his play, Man in Snow. The women cited in the New York Timessault in incidents dating back at least four decades. The story did not indicate any of the incidents happened locally. Many of the women were teenJobsite Producing Artistic Director Local theater ousts playwright after sex claimsPLAYWRIGHT continued on PAGE 13


PAGE 2 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 The Jewish Press assumes no responsibility for the opinions of columnists, letter writers, claims of advertisers, nor does the paper guarantee the kashruth of products & services advertised or mentioned otherwise. P.O. BOX 6970, CLEARWATER, FL 33758-6970(6416 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33707)Telephone: (813) 871-2332 Fax: (727) 440-6037 E -mail: jewishpress@aol.comAlso publisher of the Jewish Press of Pinellas County of TAMPAAn independent, bi-weekly newspaper owned by THE JEWISH PRESS GROUP of TAMPA BAY, INC. THE TAMPA JCCS & FEDERATION M AINTAINS THE MAIL ING LIST FOR THE JEWISH PRESS.The Jewish Press of Tampa is privately owned, but published in cooperation with the the Tampa JCCs & Federation as a community newspaper. The JCCs & Federation underwrites home delivery of the paper to to promote Jewish community cohesiveness and identity.To RECEIVE THE PAPER or for ADDRESS CHANGES, E-mail at Call (813) 264-9000 Go to www.jewishtampa.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 #3763 The Jewish Press is a subscriber to JTA, The Global Jewish News Source.JIM D AWKINSPublisher & Co-OwnerKAREN D AWKINSManaging Editor & Co-Owner Advertising Sales GARY POLIN TORI GEE GALE TARNOFSKY-ABERCROMBIE Staff Writer & Editor BOB FRYER Ad Design & Graphics REY VILLALBA DAVID HERSHMANSocial Columnist DIANE TINDELLEditorial Assistant GAIL WISEBERGSTAFFPUBLIC AT ION & DEADLINE D ATE S DECE MBER 15Press Release ..........Dec 1 Advertising ...............Dec 5JANUAR Y 12Press Release ........Dec 29 Advertising ...............Jan 2JANUAR Y 26Press Release ........Jan 12 Advertising .............Jan 16 To make your gift, please visit FIND YOUR LIGHTAnd share it with those who need it most. You have the capacity. Just like the candles you add to the menorah, you can bring light, warmth and comfort to those who are struggling without them. Your gift to the Jewish Federation delivers relief and brightens the lives of thousands of people at home, in Israel and in more than 70 countries worldwide. Find your light. Federation will help it shine. Tampa Jewish Family Services Community Food Bank has a new collection location in the front lobby of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in west Tampa. This is in addition to the collection box located outside the ofthe JCC on the Cohn Campus in northwest Tampa. Both wooden bins were constructed by TJFS board member Lloyd Stern. Michael Barnett, Tampa Jewish Family Ser vices CEO, noted the convenience of the new food bin at the Glazer JCC. You can drop off non-perishables on your way in to work out or when attending an event, said Barnett. Community members are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods including canned etables and cereal. There is a critical need for donated items in the Tampa Bay area. We help feed thousands of families every year and could not do it without these generous donations, said Barnett. Donations can be dropped off in the TJFS ofard Ave., and the Cohn campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive. TJFS provides programs and services for those in the Tampa Bay community who are sistance. For more information on the Community Food Bank and Tampa Jewish Family Services, visit adds food Collection box at Glazer JCC The new food bank collection bin at the Bryan Glazer Family JCCCrist, Bilirakis bill seeks to curb illicit Iranian military buildupTwo Bay area congressman, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, Democrat of St. Petersburg, and U.S. bor, introduced bipartisan legislation prohibiting U.S. military assistance to any country that sells restricted weapons or technology to Iran. The No Arms Sales to Iran Act aims to discourage others in the international community from arms sales that could undermine ongoing efforts to contain and curb Irans agressions. Irans aggressive actions remain a threat to America, Israel, and the rest of the world. As the top state sponsor of terrorism, Irans nefarious pursuit of restricted weapons further destabilizes the region, said Crist. Our bill sends a strong message to countries considering arms deals with Iran that supporting state sponsors of terrorism will not be tolerated. Despite the Iran Deal, Iran continues to demonstrate its commitment to tyranny through its continued support and spread of terror in an effort to destabilize the Middle East, said Bilirakis. As we work with allies to keep the pressure on Iran, we must ensure that our efforts are not being undermined by other nations and, if so, that they are exposed and held accountable.


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 3 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 and Young Israel of TampaTo RSVP please call 813-983-9770 or 813-832-3018 www.youngisraeloftampa.orgAdmission of $5.00includes skate rental.Latkes & a Special Rafe Tuesday Dec. 19Eighth Night of Chanukah5:45 7:45 pm Florida Hospital Center Ice3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd. Wesley Chapel813-803-7372NEW LOCATION (JTA) A South Florida man who pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb a Miami-area synagogue and Jewish school will undergo medical treatment and serve time in prison. James Medina, 41, is expected to serve up to 25 years in prison. The prosecution and defense reached an uncommon deal in of his sentence in a medical facility, The Sun-Sentinel reported. Medina has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and a brain cyst. The FBI arrested Medina in April 2016 while he was approaching the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center with what he believed was a bomb. An FBI informant had furnished Medina with the real looking but fake bomb. According to prosecutors, Medina initially planned to attack the 800-member Conservative synagogue and its school with assault riother Muslims to commit terrorist attacks. At his sentencing he said he had been struggling with the aftermath of a fraught divorce and decided to convert to Islam.Shul bomb plot lands man in hospital, then prison(My Jewish Learning via JTA) Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Hanukkah. Or is it Chanukah? Is there a correct way to spell Hanukkah? Hanukkah is a Hebrew word, not an English one, and there is no standard transliteration. My Jewish Learning uses Hanukkah, but Chanukah, Chanukka and Hanukka are also common spellings. Why does Hanukkah last eight days? There are two explanations for the eight-day length. One is that Hanukkah commemorates not just the Maccabees victory and rededication of the Temple, but the miracle of the oil: one days supply for the Temple lamp lasted eight days. Another explanation is ebration was actually a delayed Sukkot celebration, and Sukkot which, like Passover, is a pilgrimage festival traditionally lasts eight days. What is Hanukkah about? Hanukkah celebrates the Maccabees rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after BCE. According to rabbinic tradition, the holiday also commemorates the miracle of the oil noted above. Some people see Hanukkah as a celebration of religious freedom, whereas others see it as a triumph of tradition over assimilation. For many people, it is simply an opportunity for festivity during the darkest time of the year, the winter solstice. Why does Hanukkah fall on a different date each year? Hanukkah always falls on the 25th of the sometime in December. Because the Jewish calendar is a combination of solar and lunar, ates each year. Is the candelabra lit on Hanukkah called a menorah or a hanukkiah? Menorah simply means lamp and can refer to other candelabras such as the sevenbranch menorah in the Emblem of Israel and used in the Temple in Jerusalem. A hanukHanukkah. However, many people call it a menorah or Hanukkah menorah you usually can tell from context when a person is referring to a Hanukkah candelabra and not another kind of lamp. Why do Jews play dreidel on Hanukkah? There are different explanations for this tradition, but historians believe the dreidel is an adaptation of another top-spinning game that Europeans played at Christmas time. Do Jews traditionally exchange gifts on all eight nights of Hanukkah? Actually, exchanging gifts on Hanukkah is a relatively new tradition. American Jews used to exchange gifts on Purim, but in the late 19th century there was a shift from Purim to Hanukkah. Christmas, which falls at the same time of year, became a national holiday in America at this time, and the Jewish custom of gifts on Hanukkah shifted as the Christian holidays consumerism grew. When it comes to how many gifts to exchange and when, families have different traditions. day before the date listed on my calendar? begin at midnight, dates on the Hebrew calendar begin at sundown that means a holiday starts hours before the correspondference is particularly noticeable on Hanukkah, since celebrations tend to take place at night rather than during the day. So while your calendar may say Hanukkah starts on Dec. 13, it actually begins this year on the preceding evening, Dec. 12. The last candle will be lit this year on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Whats the proper way to greet someone on Hanukkah? Happy Hanukkah, chag sameach (Hebrew for happy holiday) or Hanukkah sameach (Hebrew for Happy Hanukkah). Do Jews traditionally go to synagogue on Hanukkah? Jewish law does not require Jews to observe Hanukkah anywhere outside the home. However, some special liturgy and readings are added to the daily and Shabbat prayer services that take place during Hanukkah. in the Bible, but couldnt. Where is it? The Book of Maccabees, in which the Hanukkah story is detailed, was not included in the Hebrew Bible and instead is in a category of texts called Apocrypha. For centuries, some Jews used to read the story from an Aramaic-language scroll called The Scroll of Antiochus, which detailed the Maccabees victories and added numerous legends. Why do Jews eat greasy food on Hanukkah? It is traditional to eat fried foods, such as latkes and jelly doughnuts (called sufganiyot in Hebrew) as a way of commemorating the miracle of the oil that lasted eight days. If youre worried about the health (or waistline) implications, consider celebrating the oil by dipping bread into a variety of gourmet olive oils. Another traditional Hanukkah food, cheese, unfortunately isnt much better for those concerned about fat. The cheese tradition is in honor of Judith, a woman who helped the Maccabee effort by feeding salty cheese and wine to one of Antiochus generals and then beheading him.There is more than one type of menorah: Shown here, the ninebranched Hanukkah menorah, or hanukkiah, and a seven-branch menorah used in the Israeli emblem.Answering some oft-asked Hanukkah questions


PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 This years Jewish Lead ership Training Institute (JLTI) class visited One Buc Place, learning about philanthropy and giving back with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Co-chairman Bryan Glazer and Emilie Socash, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. JLTI is a joint program of the Tampa Jewish Federation and Pinellas/Pasco Federation. The program invites emerging young leaders from throughout the Tampa Bay area to participate in an innovative, 11-session, leadership development experience.JLTI class members with Bucs Co-chairman Bryan Glazer. (L-R) Nathan Black, Michael Schwartz, Jeff Katzman, Jacklyn Steinberg, Yoni Haim, Jessica Schneider, Aaron Slavin, Luy Teitelroit, Cory Kleinman, Bryan Glazer, Brian Waksman, David Goldschein, Stephanie Kaminoff, Loren Pincus, Abby Altman, Lance Misztal and Lauryn SolomonYoung leaders in training learn about philanthropy at Bucs training facility Two outstanding Jewish professionals in the worlds of legal and Feb. 8 at the annual Cardozo and The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and the Tampa Jewish Federation, which sponsor the two Jewish professional societies, will host the event at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., in Tampa, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The reception and program are open to the entire community. Cost to attend is $25 per per son. years ago, the two Jewish federations began offering this joint event, honoring lawyers through the Cardozo Society, then in 2017 introducing the Montefiore Society for financial professionals. The 2018 event will honor Barry Kanner of Pinellas County with the Cardozo Society award, and Sam Linsky of Tampa with the This years celebration will be co-chaired by last years honorees, Hal Hershkowitz, partner in the kowitz and Kunitzer; and Bonnie of Hillsborough County. The evening will open with a cocktail hour, including heavy hors doeuvres, followed by a presenta tion of the awards and a discussion of the consideration of Ethical Behavior through a Jewish Lens: Contending with Economic, Social, and Cultural Issues. The event is sponsored by the Bank of Tampa. Further event details are available at or (813) 264-9000 and or (727) 530-3223.Cardozo, Monteore Societies to honor law and nancial professionalsEvent co-chair Bonnie Wise (above) of Tampa and Hal Hershkowitz of St. Petersburg (below) HERITAGE NIGHTThat is not to say the Bucs and the Jewish community have not collaborated before. The Jewish Leadership Training Institute annually holds a session at One Buc Place (see story above). Plus, in the past, the Jewish federations Young Adult Divisions have attended practice sessions and held tailgate and game events. For this first ever Hanukkah celebration, the Bucs are offering discounted tickets in the Club level for $155 or upper corner section for $55. The tickets include passes to the tailgate. The tailgate only is $10 for those who already have tickets. Go to to purchase tickets and tailgate only passes. The deadline to order tickets is Friday, Dec. 15. Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, who directs Chabad Chai in South Tampa and helped organize the event, remarked Hanukkah is a chance to celebrate the power of light to dispel darkness, no matter the odds. At a time when the world faces numerous obstacles, and the darkness seems stronger then ever, the menorah is a reminder that when we kindle the light of our souls, nothing can stop us.   The Bucs may want to take that philosophy to heart in the nationally televised Monday Night Football game with kickoff at 8:30 p.m. WASHINGTON (JTA) Jewish sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford now have a Torah scroll to use during their sixto eight-month stints at sea. The umbrella body for Jewish chaplains, the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, dedicated the scroll on Nov. 29 aboard the ship in Norfolk, VA. It was dedicated to the memory Sgt. Jacob Kamaras, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was drafted at age 34 and fought in Europe. On hand for the ceremony were his son, Philip Kamaras, a New York lawyer, and his namesake grandson, Jacob Kamaras, a journalist and publicist in Houston. The Kamaras family helped pay for the $36,000 scroll as part of the chaplains council Torah for Our Troops campaign, which equips chaplains with travel-size Torah scrolls. The scroll, slightly smaller than those used in most synagogues, is designed for use in the shipboard chapel.US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll


SOUTH TAMPACongregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, will hold a Hanukkah Fun Day on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include Hanukkah activities, crafts, games and more for children of all ages. The festivities include a complimentary latke and hot dog lunch from noon to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Mens Club. The annual Hanukkah in the City extravaganza, sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Tampa Bay, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at City Hall Plaza, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Assisting in the lighting of the menorah will be Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen. The celebration also will feature Dallas The Fire Breather, break dancers, slot car racing, face painting, a gyroscope, balloon artist, caricaturist, crafts for kids and lots of food including doughnuts and a latke demonstration by Publix. The Hebrew Academy Choir will perform. There will be a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony at Congregation Rodeph Sholom every evening throughout Hanukkah, from Dec. 12 Dec. 19 with singing, gelt and celebrating. The Chabad Jewish Student Union at the University of Tampa invites the community to celebrate Hanukkah on the Bay at Plant Park, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, on Tuesday, Dec 12 from 5-7 p.m. with Rabbi Levi Rivkin. Bais Menachem Chabad is organizing the festivities, a giant menorah, gelt, dreidels, music and more. Admission is free for students, $54 for sponsors. There will also be $5 boat rides available during the event. For more information, email bmchabad@ Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave., will have a Hanukkah Shabbat service and Sing-Along featuring the Koleinu Choir on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring menorahs for a group candle lighting. The Sisterhood will provide a latke and doughnut oneg after the service. RSVP at (813) 876-2377 or at On Saturday, Dec. 16, light candles, watch Hanukkah puppets, sing songs, make crafts, eat latkes and see a show at a family Hanukkah Havdalah Party and Magic Show at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. To RSVP, call (813) 876The Tampa JCCs & Federationwill hold a communitywide Hanukkah Dinner Extravaganza on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, offering an informal and fun way for families to gather and celebrate the holiday. The party will include a buffet dinner, tableside entertainment, menorah lighting, dreidel spinning and festive Hanukkah music. Tickets are available through Friday, Dec. 15 at $36 per person for those 12 and older, $18 for children 5-12, $10 for toddlers ages 2-4 and free for those under 2. High chairs are available by request at the time of reservation. Alcohol will be available for purchase. For tickets, go to www. Glazer JCC is at 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa. Twentyand 30-somethings are invited to Congregation Schaarai Zedek for a Hanukkah Happening on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Appetizers, doughnuts, latkes, wine and beer will be served. Bring your menorah to light the candles. Toy donations will be collected for Tampa Jewish Family Services. To RSVP, contact Lindsey Dewey at or (813) 8762377, ext. 221. NORTH TAMPACongregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa, will conduct a menorah candle lighting ceremony outside the synagogue each evening of Hanukkah, from Tuesday, Dec. 12 through Tuesday, Dec. 19. Call the synagogue for lighting times at (813) 962-6338. On Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. light up the Second Night of Hanukkah at Congregation Mekor Shaloms Fifth Annual Hanukkah Party. Bring your hanukkiah for a communal lighting at the synagogue at 14005A N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. For more information call the synagogue at (813) 963-1818. Bring your Hanukkiah and a dairy or vegetarian dish to go along with the Mens Clubs latkes at Congregation Beth Ams Hanukkah Potluck Supper on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at 2030 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa. Shabbat eve services, led by members of the BiTTY youth group, start at 7:30 p.m. followed by an oneg. In addition, the congregation will be holding its annual Menorah Building Contest. Almost anything goes, although the candles should all be at the same level to be considered kosher. The contest is limited to one entry per family or person. Prizes will be awarded. Email Amanda Wagner at to participate or for more information. Congregation Kol Ami will hold its Hanukkah Party on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the synagogue. Light the hanukkiah and games and a family dance party youth director will lead a special This is a free, family event. BRANDON/ VALRICO Cantor Tanya Greenblatt of Pompano Beach will visit Congregation Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Road, Brandon, for a Hanukkah musical performance o n Sunday, Dec. 10. She will perform Music Beyond I had a little Dreidel as she engages the congregation in holiday song. Both performances are at 4 p.m. Bring the family. On Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon, will hold a Hanukkah candle lighting, consecration and Kabbalat HaSidddur. All are welcome. Call (813) 681-6547 for more information. The CKids Club will hold a Hanukkah Chocolate Gelt Factory event on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Chabad Jewish Discovery Center 1578 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. This Chabad of Brandon event includes an electric menorah wiring workshop, consisting of copper tape, batteries, & LED lights. Then kids can grind, melt and mold their own chocolate coins. This is for families and children ages 3-13 at a cost of $8 per child, For more information and to RSVP, go to SOUTH HILLSBOROUGHChabad Jewish Discovery Center will hold a Hanukkah Festival at the Winthrop Town Centre, 6108 Winthrop Town night of Hanukkah, Tuesday Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The celebration will feature face painting, hot latkes, Hanukkah crafts, Tony the Balloon Guy and the lighting of a tall menorah. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will be honored for its service, with a captain from the department lighting the shamash. used for a mega drop of more than 1,000 chocolate gelt coins. Kosher hot dogs will be on sale. This event is free of charge. The Freylach Band will perform at the Hanukkah Klezmer Festival and Menorah Lighting, on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. The event, put on by Chabad of Brandon, will be held at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, and will feature New York deli-style sandwiches available for purchase and the lighting of a 9-foot tall menorah. There is no cost for admission. To reserve a seat, go An adult Hanukkah party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8-10 p.m. at the Lithia home of congregants of Chabad of Brandon. The event will include Hanukkah games, treats and cocktails. To RSVP, Congregation Beth Israel, 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, will hold its annual Sisterhood and Mens Club Hanukkah Party on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the temples social hall. There will be latkes, doughnuts, singing and fun. The cost is $7 per person. RSVP by Dec. 12. Call the synagogue at (813) 634-2590 for ticket purchase information. Chabad of Brandon will also hold a Menorah Lighting at Park Square in FishHawk Ranch, 16132 Churchview Drive, Lithia on Sunday, Dec. 17. The celebration kicks off in front of Cool Beans at 6 p.m., and features the kindling of a giant menorah, chocolate gelt, hot latkes, Hanukkah music and crafts and more. The event is free of charge. For more information hanukkah or call (813) 571-8100. PASCO COUNTY Light up the night at the Ninth Annual Hanukkah celebration put on by Chabad Jewish Centre at Wiregrass. There will be a grand menorah lighting and entertainment. making, face painting, a stilt a caricaturist, kid activities, potato latkes, Hanukkah gelt, music, crafts for kids, prizes and more. This event is free and open to the community. The celebration is Sunday, Dec. 17 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Shops at Wiregrass (in front of Dillards), 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. For more information, call (813) 642-3244 The 13th annual Chanukah on Ice will be put on by Young Israel of Tampa on Tuesday, Dec. 19from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Florida Hospital Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The event will feature the lighting of a sculpted grand ice menorah and ice skating to Jewish music. There will be a kosher food stand, arts and is $5 and includes skate rental. To JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 5 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Anton Legal Group Stock Broker DisputesS. David Anton, Esq. Since 1985 WWW.360R EALTYT AMPA.COM813.508.2715 360 REALTY CARLYN NEUMAN Hanukkah HappeningsInformation received as of press time: RSVP, call (813) 983-9770 or go to POLK COUNTY Chabad of Lakeland will hold several public menorah lightings for Hanukkah. There will be lighting ceremonies at Virginia Miller Park, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m., Kryger Park, 108 S. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland, on Monday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. and Lake Wales City Hall, 201 W. Central Ave., on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Each menorah lighting will be attended will feature music, doughnuts, and Hanukkah kits (menorah, candles, dreidel) to take home. In addition, in Lakeland the festivities will feacian, balloon art, face painting, a bounce house, knocker ball, a gift shop and a concession stand. Temple Beth Shalom Reform Jewish Congregation in Winter Haven will hold a Hanukkah dinner, menorah lighting, and Shabbat service on Friday, Dec 15 at 6 p.m. Dinner is $12.50 for members and $16 for non-members. The chicken dinner, which will include latkes and other traditional treats, will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, 1029 Bradbury Road, Winter Haven. Call (863) 292-0722 or email sandi@tampabay. for more information. Temple Emanuel of Lakelandwill hold its annual Hanukkah party on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 5-7 p.m. in the temples Education Building, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland. There will be lots of latkes and other refreshments, games and fun for all. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own Hanukkah menorah and candles to light. The suggested minimum donation to attend is $5 per person. in the festivities. RSVP by or before Dec. 10 to Tammy Serebin at (863) 682-8616 or (863) 838-2583. VanDale Painting (813) 933-7022 Cell (813) 748-9433FREE ESTIMATES


Cong. Rodeph SholomTalent show: Rodephs Got Talent show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. Competition categories include group or solos in vocal, dancing, gymnastics, musician, comedian, juggler or magician. The contest is open to the community and sign-ups are still being accepted. Performances are limited to 4 minutes maximum and only 20 groups will be invited to compete. A band will be available to accompany the contestants or contestants can provide a CD. There will be two winners. One will be selected by purchased for $1 each. The contestant that receives the most votes will be the winner. The judges will determine the winner of the Judges Choice Award. All contestants will receive a prize. Everyone is invited to attend the free event. Following the show, there will be a giant menorah candle lighting ceremony and a and to sign up, contact Cantor Andreas Kornworcel at or (813) 325-6789 or go to Minion Shabbat: Throw on your a fun and casual Shabbat celebration on Friday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Sing songs, dance around and listen to a fun story together as we celebrate Shabbat Minion style in the chapel, with refreshments. CineRodeph: Enjoy a Chinese dinner and movie at the synagogue on Sunday, Dec. 24 from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call Cong. Or AhavahHuman Rights Shabbat: Join with Or Ahavah and more than 120 other congregations for a Human Rights Shabbat on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at a north side location. A brief service and Torah study with focus on human rights, then there will tion given upon RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, email orahavahtampa@ Kol Ami40 and Fabulous: The congregation will celebrate its 40thend events on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16. On Friday, Shabbat services begin at 6 p.m. with founding members being honored during services. There will be a dinner following services. RSVP is required by Dec. 1. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 4-12. Those 3 and younger eat for free. On Saturday, Dec. 16, following 9:30 a.m. Shabbat services, the Howard Kanter zl Kiddush Fund will host a luncheon open to the Jewish community. There is no charge for this luncheon but non-members RSVP at (813) 962-6338. A Gala 40th Anniversary Celebration with dinner, a live auction, dancing, and an open bar will be held Saturday evening from 6:30 from the 1970s. RSVP immediately by 6338. Babysitting is available for $20 per child with advanced reservation. Jewish ethics: Rabbi Howard Siegel leads a course in Jewish ethics on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. This course will use Pirke Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors as a springboard to discussion and debate on issues of the day in the light of Jewish moral/ethical demands. There will be no class on Dec. 27. LChaim: sons, is offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics, readings and a different There will be no classes on Dec. 19 and 26. Talmud: A Talmud study class with Rabbi Siegel is offered on Thursdays from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Jewish law confronts everything from capital punishment to how from beginners through experts. Texts are provided. There will be no class on Dec. 28. Knitting time: The Sisterhood Needle Tuesdays from 1:30 3 p.m. in the boardOK, Seriously How can you not love a holiday that encourages you to eat fried food and doughnuts? Theres no doubt that culture is transmitted through food, and each Jewish holiday And Pesach? Dont even get me started on Pesach. By the end of the holiday my give a thumbs up to Shavuot because you can never go wrong with ice cream and cheese Theres nothing doughnuts. French pers and well you name it and Ill try to Interestingly however, no matter how this country have had to face the challenge of the December Dilemma, but thats more about commercialism and doing all we can not to have our children tempted by the presents, music, lights, parades and all the trappings of Christmas. We started givbe jealous of their Christian friends who smell of the yule log and tons of presents under the tree. For us, we light little, tiny candles, sing song theyve written, wed be golden), give gifts to our children and grandchildren, eat delicious, oily food that is certain to harden the most pliable of arteries, all to show that revolt of the Jews against the Assyrians in PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Reform 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center Congregation BETH AM nd nd rd Congregation BETH SHALOM Congregation SCHAARAI ZEDEK ConservativeCongregation KOL AMI Congregation MEKOR SHALOM Congregation RODEPH SHOLOM OrthodoxBAIS (TEMPLE) DAVID CHABAD CHA 1 Campus Jewish RenewalCongregation OR AHAVAH ConservativeCongregation BETH SHOLOM Orthodox ReformTemple AHAVAT SHALOM ReformTemple BETH SHALOM ConservativeTemple OrthodoxC HABAD Religious Directory Congregations Shabbat Candle Lighting Times The minor holiday that couldtory that any people fought for religious freedom. We tell how the few defeated the will recount the story about the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after it was liberated from the hands of the idolatrous Assyrians, the miracle of the oil, and then beautiful holiday. fact that were it not for this minor holibe a very different place. Had the Assyrians succeeded in destroying Judaism, not only would we not be here, the system of morals and values from the Torah that are the foundation of Western society would have been lost. Sure, we can do everything possible to dren that they dont have that December Dilemma, but were it not for the courage and convictions of the Maccabees, there would not be a Christmas. Jesus grew out of the Israel. Had the Assyrians won, that environment would have been completely different. Indeed, had it not been for the Maccabees, our Christian friends and neighbors would not be celebrating the yuletide season at all. So, as we light our menorahs and eat minor holiday that changed the world. Forget the commercialism. Forget the presents. Forget the competition with Christnot only because of the tiny candles of the tors who stood up in the face of tyranny and injustice. the Jewish people and for the world. Tell of who they are and the heritage which is 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. Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 7 CongregationsDECEMBER 1 14, 2017 RALPH BOBOArea/Branch ManagerNMLS ID 432371 State Lic. L025098 3903 Northdale Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33624C: 813.781.1024 room. For more information, call quilts. These are then donated to a group that provides housing for local teens aging out of foster care, as well as other charities. For more information, call the Yoga: A yoga class for mindful meditation and stretching will be led by Dr. Tanya Gold on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10-11 a.m. Participants of all abilities are welcome. The cost is $8 per class. RSVP to the the Friday before the class.Cong. Beth Shalom BrandonTribute to Rabbi Torop: Congregants will honor and bid farewell to Rabbi Betsy Torop on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. as she ture. Havdalah will be followed by a program and festivities, including ward adding a boulder on the temTorop are appreciated. She has been spiritual leader of the congregation for 14 years and will remain in the Tampa Bay area as director of Rabbinic Support, Engagement and Growth for the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Cong. Beth AmMovie and crafts: The congregations Craft Klatsch and Film Society will meet on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. to watch the movie, The Hebrew Hammer, followed by a discussion. crochet, painting or modge-podge. Bring your own supplies. Fellow crafters will be there to plan future themed sessions, if there is interest. Contact Adam Shoemaker for more information: adamyshoe@ Havdalah on the beach: Say goodbye to Shabbat as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico at Pass-a-Grille beach on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. Donna Huneycutt and Dr. Lauren Weiner will meet participants beginning at 4:30 pm. at 10th Avenue and Gulf Way, just south of Paradise Grill. All are welcome Go bowling: Join with other congregants on Sunday, Jan. 7 from 9-11 a.m. at Pin Chasers, 5555 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. Unlimited bowling, shoes, bowlincluded. There are only 25 spots available, so RSVP now to reserve a spot. The cost is $8, and payable that morning. RSVP before Dec. 27 to mcTreasurer@BethAmTampa. org. This event is sponsored by the Mens Club. Israeli dancing: Israeli dancing are offered every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Irma Polster at or call Cong. Schaarai ZedekHelping out at Christmas: Volunteers are needed for two Christmas mitzvah projects. Congregant Debbie Steinfeld is organizing volunteers to go to the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Town n Country to prepare and serve Christmas dinner for those in need. Volunteers ing and setting up at the church, and then beginning at 2 p.m., they will serve and clean up. Contact Steinfeld at (813) 995-1394 or The congregation will also send volunteers to the Childrens Home, a residential facility for children in need, on Christmas morning to residents and staff. To participate, contact Sherry Stein at (813) 8762377, ext. 212. Additionally, the congregation will send a contingent to Metropolitan Ministries on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to serve a meal, but those volunteer Introduction to Judaism: Rabbi Richard Birnholz and Rabbi Nathan Farb the nature of Judaism, God, Torah, worship, life cycle observances and holidays during Introduction to Judaism classes. The next classes are on Wednesdays Dec. 13 and 20 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. There is no purchased separately. This course is open to everyone who wishes to learn about basic Judaism and Jewish practice. It is required for anyone who is planning to convert. Upcoming topics are: Dec. 13, Passover; and Dec. 20, Peoplehood holidays Shavuot, Purim, Tisha BAv and Israels holidays. Call Ming Brewer to register at (813) 876-2377, ext. 202 Senior luncheon: Jenny Kim-Godfrey and Dr. Jonathan Godfrey, a musical husband and will perform on Thursday, Dec. 21. Their performance intertwines jazz and popular music as their repertoire showcases Jonathans guitar playing and Jennys agile coloratura technique. Seating begins at 11:15 a.m. and the preschool children will perform at 11:30 a.m. There is no charge but reservations are needed. (813) 876-2377 or email Caf CSZ: Enjoy a bagel and a cup of coffee at Caf CSZ on Sunday mornings from 9-11 a.m. when religious school is meeting. The next caf session is on Sunday, Dec. 10.Cong. Mekor ShalomBunco night: Roll, laugh, throw, chat and repeat at Bunco night on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 Cong. Bais Menacham ChabadTorah class: Torah class on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Tampa. The class explores contemporary issues through a Torah perspective. For more information, contact Rabbi Levi Rivkin at (813) 5044432 or email bmchabad@gmail. com. Practical kabbalah: Enrich the soul and mind with a touch of ity for everyday life. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:15 7 p.m. Your 24/7 Source For:Jewish Community News National & International News Advertising Information


PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 More coming Fall 2018! SIGNATURE EVENT Sunday, March 4, 2018Family LEGO Building Mission & Pizza Dinner4:30 6:30 pm | Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 3360670,000 LEGO blocks will be used to create the Kotel, Davids Tower, the 2nd Temple, The walls! Completion will be a 400 square foot model, exactly to scale! PJ Library friends ages 5+ and their families are also welcome! $36 per family (up to 6) or $12 for individualRSVP to Brandy Gold at Sunday, April 22, 2018Lets go to Israel!12:00 4:00 pm | JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625The community wide Israel Independence Day Celebration will have a special time and place set aside for our PJ Library friends to celebrate Israels 70th Birthday! Geared toward ages 6 months 13 years.FREE (concessions & food available for purchase) Sunday, April 22, 2018 RSVP to Brandy Gold at Sunday, May 6, 2018Celebrate Lag BOmer6:30 8:00 pm | JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625 B Omer, a festive day which is which children traditionally play with bow and arrows, march in parades, Geared towards ages 9 13 years.FREE In Collaboration with Sunday, May 6, 2018 For more information and to register for PJ Our Way and TweenConneX programs, visit us online more information and to register for PJ Library programs, visit us online Sunday, February 11, 2018Challah Twisting!10:00 11:30 am | JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625Twist, roll, knead and color! Make Challah; Library book, This is the Challah .Geared toward ages 6 months 8 years.FREE Sunday, February 11, 2018 Sunday, February 11, 2018Challah Baking & Tie Dying1:00 4:00 pm | JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625Bake Challah, Tie Dye T-Shirts & Pillow cases one to keep, one to donate!Geared towards ages 9 13 years. $10(includes Challah & T-Shirt) For more information and to register for Sunday, March 25, 2018Movie Day1:00 4:00 pm | Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606In collaboration with the Gasparilla 22nd annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival.Geared towards ages 9 13 years.$5(popcorn/water included) Sunday, March 25, 2018 Sunday, May 6, 2018PJ Library celebrates Lag B0mer6:00 7:30 pm | JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625 story book, A Holiday for Ari Ant Geared toward friends of all ages.FREE In Collaboration with Sunday, May 6, 2018 (concessions & food available for purchase) Sunday, June 10, 2018End of the Year Pool Party9:00 11:00 am | Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606Kick-off the summer with the splashiest PJ Library Splash Pad Pool Party around! Games, Geared toward ages 6 months 8 years. FREE In Collaboration with Sunday, June 10, 2018Summer Pool Party1:00 4:00 pm Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606The summer starts with the ultimate and prizes, entertainment by DJ John FREE coming Fall 2018! Look for this symbol for programs for ages 6 months 8 years Look for this symbol for programs for ages 9 11 years Look for this symbol for programs for ages 9 13 years Winter/Spring 2018 Program Calendar Winter/Spring 2018 Program Calendar Winter/Spring 2018 Program Calendar Winter/Spring 2018 Program Calendar Sunday, January 7, 2018Baby Loves Disco & Tzedakah Dance Party!10:00 11:30 am | Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 parachute play and featured PJ Library story book, Jumping Jenny !Geared toward ages 6 months 8 years.FREE Sunday, January 7, 2018 SIGNATURE EVENT After School Enrichment Program In Collaboration with After School Enrichment Program


By PENNY SCHWARTZ JTA news serviceBOSTON Move over, potato latkes. Make room for dosas. The savory fried Indian lentil and rice pancakes take center stage in Queen of the Dosas, a gem of a new Hanukkah book by the awardwinning childrens writer Pamela Ehrenberg. Its among eight new Hanukkah books for kids one for each night of the holiday sure to kindle the readers. The bounty of this seasons books travel the globe, from city life to wooded forests, with engaging and many humorous stories and dazzling illustrations Jewish families celebrate the   holiday. Old World traditions mix it up with new rituals taking root in todays modern American Jewish families. These new reads showcase the many ways Jewish families from all walks of life celebrate the Festival of Lights Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm Linda Glaser; illustrated by Aleksandar Zolotic ; ages 3-8 nukkah and Faigel, the best latke maker in the village of Chelm, for got the recipe for her mouth-watering, sizzling potato pancakes. Her husband, Shmuel, races over to the village rabbi for advice. But what does the rabbi know about making latkes? This ticklishly fun World town of Chelm the source of enduring Jewish storytelling will have kids laughing as they wonder how Faigel and Shmuel solve their problem. Aleksandar Zolotics large format, animationstyle illustrations are perfectly paired for the lively story. Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale Gloria Koster; illustrated by Sue Eastland; ages 4-8 This uplifting spin on Little Red Riding Hood features a spirited young girl named Ruthie setting off on the eve of Hanukkah to visit her bubbe, so they can cook up potato latkes for the holiday. In the snow-packed forest Ruthie, bundled up in a bright red hooded parka, meets a not overly menacing-looking wolf. Ruthie summons her courage and smarts as she recalls the brave Maccabee heroes of Hanukkah who fought for religious freedom for the Jews in ancient Israel. But will Ruthies clever schemes outsmart the hungry but foolish wolf, who has fun dressing up in bubbes colorful clothing? Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas Pamela Ehrenberg; illustrated by Anjar Sarkar; ages 4-7 dearing school-age boy in a multicultural Indian-Jewish family can hardly contain his enthusiasm for his familys special Hanukkah celebration of making dosas, Indian fried pancakes made with lentils, called dal, and rice. But his younger sister, Sadie, who cant resist her urge to climb on everything, may spoil the fun. Anjar Sarkars colorful, cartoonlike illustrations add giggles and put readers in on the action. Recipes for Dosas and Sambar, a vegdosas, are included. The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story Renee Londner; illustrated by Iryna Bodnaruk; ages 4-9 Wooden dreidels come to life in this heartwarming page turner. On the eve of Hanukkah, in a dreidel makers shop, there are some bad feelings among the Hebrew letters painted on the foursided spinning toy. The nun, hey and shin are jealous of the gimel, considered the favorite letter in the game of chance, and decide to hide all of them. Among Iryna Bodnaruks animated illustrations is a double-page spread that is like a puzzle; kids can follow clues to hidden. Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus: David Michael Slater; illustrated by Michelle Simpson; ages 5-8 kah, Hanukkah Harvie oils up his steampunk-like machinery to produce all the gifts he needs and kopter to deliver eight nights of presents to children. Placing one familys presents next to their Hanukkah menorah, Harvie bumps into a red-suited jolly Santa Claus piling gifts under their Christmas tree. Harvey and Santa go on to discover some other homes with both menorahs and Christmas trees and get into a rollicking present-giving competition. A young girl who spies them in action puts the quarreling pair to shame, and lets them in on the joy of celebrating the two holidays happening at about the same time each year thus the Christmukkah mashup. For toddlers: The Itsy Bitsy Dreidel Jeffrey Burton and Chani Tor now; illustrated by Sanja Rescek A delightful read-aloud board book for the youngest kids who will enjoy the playful rhymes as the lively little dreidel celebrates Hanukkah. This is the latest in the upbeat Itsy Bitsy board book series that includes the Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim, the Itsy Bitsy SnowJEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 9 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Here are eight new childrens books for Hanukkahman, and others. Grovers Eight Nights of Light Jodie Shepherd; illustrated by Joe Mathieu Young fans of Sesame Street enjoy a Hanukkah party at Grovers house along with their favorite Sesame Street characters. The book features lighting the menorah, eating latkes and playing dreidel. Stickers, Hanukkah cards and a poster with a Hanukkah par ty game are included. For teens: Spies & Scholars Yehudis Litvak is set during the reign of the Greek King Antiochus in ancient Israel the Greeks. The 200-page teen read is geared to Orthodox Jewish teen readers and published by Jewish Childrens Book Club in conjunction with Torah Umesorah-National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.


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Menorah Manor Celebrates its 32nd Annual Meeting THIS PAGE SPONSORED BY MENORAH MANOR On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, trustees, donors and staff came together for Menorah Manors 32nd Annual Meeting. The meeting highlighted the exciting accomplishments that were made during the past year. One of the biggest successes of the year was the Operation Upgrade campaign, which made it possible to make major renovations to the 2nd and 3rd oors. The renovations include new living rooms, acoustic ceiling tiles and LED lighting, decorative handrails and wall protection, luxury vinyl tile ooring, a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and beautiful new artwork. Another major highlight from the year was how Menorah Manor staff pulled together to provide seamless care to residents during Hurricane Irma. During the storm, Menorah Manor sheltered over 200 family members and staff, took care of their pets, offered child care services and provided three meals a day. The emergency generators kicked in, ensuring that Menorah Manor never lost power. Life was business as usual for residents, who received uninterrupted care during the hurricane. Rob Goldstein, chief executive ofcer, told the gathering: You can never be thanked enough for your time and commitment. We could not accomplish all that we do without you. You make a huge difference and are owed much gratitude. (L-R) Founders Association Members, Arnie Ross and Diane Ross; Judy Ludin, chief development and communications ofcer; Barry Kanner, Menorah Manor Chair. (L-R) Phyllis Dorian Schoenberg; Marilyn Benjamin; Edie Seligman (L-R) Rob Goldstein, chief executive ofcer; Susie Berman, Menorah Manor Foundation chair; Joel Berman, new Menorah Manor Foundation Trustee (L-R) Ann Soble, Menorah Manor Foundation vice chair; Jim Soble; David Delrahim, Esq., Menorah Manor Treasurer Barbara Baughman, Menorah Manor Guild President; Rob Goldstein Adam Abelson, new Menorah Manor Foundation Trustee MENORAHtMANOR M ENORAHtMANORt TRUSTEES (for re-election to a three-year term) Ruth Glickman Barry Kanner, Esq. Eric Ludin, Esq. Howard Miller, Esq. David Wein, M.D. NEW TRUSTEES (for election to a two-year term) Saul Rachelson Linda Reimer OFFICERS (for election to a two-year term) Susie Berman, Chair Ann Soble, Vice Chair Brennan Hervey, Treasurer Susie Schwartz, Secretary TRUSTEES (for re-election to a three-year term) Susie Berman Gregory A. Fox, Esq. Michael Gross Paul Samson Susie Schwartz Jan Sher Ann Soble NEW TRUSTEES (for election to a three-year term) Adam Abelson Joel Berman Phyllis Dorian Schoenberg HONORARY TRUSTEE (for re-election to a one-year term) Irwin Wally Wallace JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 11 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017


PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Event Co-Chairs: Dori Marlin and Thomas Stanton Host Committee: Rebecca Berger, Allison Fox, Ben Gersten, Jamie Gray, Alissa Myers, Jonathan Singer Sponsored by:This event is hosted by the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. Proceeds from this event will benefit Tampa Jewish Family Services, a beneficiary agency that provides emergency food bags, counseling and financial services to the Tampa communitys most needy and vulnerable populations. Sunday | 9 PM 1AM Franklin Manor912 North Franklin Street, TampaFor Jewish singles and couples, ages 20s, 30s & 40sFree drink with Tito's Handmade Vodka (while supplies last) Hors d'oeuvres generously donated by Carriage House Music by DJ Casper | Cash bar$36 early bird until Dec 1 | $45 in advance until Dec 22 | $54 at the door Ticket sales limited to 150. This event will sell out! Event Co-Chairs: Dori Marlin and Thomas Stanton Host Committee: Rebecca Berger, Allison Fox, Ben Gersten, Jamie Gray, Alissa Myers, Jonathan Singer This event is hosted by the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. Proceeds from this event will benefit Tampa Jewish Family Services, a beneficiary agency that provides emergency food bags, counseling and financial services to the Tampa communitys most needy and vulnerable populations. Free drink with Tito's Handmade Vodka (while supplies last) Hors d'oeuvres generously donated by Carriage House Music by DJ Casper | Cash bar available r $36 early bird until Dec 1 | $45 in advance until Dec 22 | $54 at the door Ticket sales limited to 150. This event will sell out! Happy Hanukkah! From the Abelson FamilyAdam, Jeanie, David, Amy Leigh and Alan Rabbi Bob Alper, who bills himself as the only practicing clergyman doing standup com edy intentional, will bring his shtick to Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon on Jan. 6. Alper credits his unique background hes an ordained rabbi who served congregations for 14 years and holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary prepared him well for a 27-year comedy career with wonderful material presented in a way thats intelligent, sophisticated, and 100 percent clean. His 90-minute stand-up act is fast-paced, with material thats unhurtful. In addition to being a full-time stand-up comic and conducting annual High Holyday services, Alper is the author of three books: Life Doesnt Get Any Better Than This, an inspirational collection that the Detroit Free Press called a volume of spiritual gems; the award-winning full-color cartoon book A Rabbi Confesses; and the recentlypublished Thanks. I Needed That, more stories that touch readers with their warmth, humor, and wisdom. Hes also produced two best-selling comedy CDs as well as a DVD. His routines can often be heard on Sirius/XM satellite radio, sandwiched in between Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Newhart. Alper resides in rural Vermont with his wife Sherri, a psychotherapist. Doors open for the show at 6 p.m. at the temple, 706 Bryan Rd. Brandon, with the laughter starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door and may be purchased online at For more information, call (813) 681-6547. Erin Brockovich, who became a household name following the self-titled movie that starred Julia Roberts in her Oscar winning role as the dogged legal researcher, will be the guest speaker Sunday, Jan. 7 at Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater. The program, Truth. Humanity. Justice: Empowering Change with Erin Brockovich is sponsored by the Women of Temple Bnai Israel. Brockovich, a consumer advocate, is known to inspire her audiences to stop feeling like spectators and start empowering change in their own backyards. Some 17 years after the movie that showcased her determination to get justice and the largest medical lawsuit settlement against a behemoth utility, Brockovichs stick-toit-iveness fuels her continued determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one. Erin Brockovich stands for who we are as a community. At a time when people need hope, when people want to feel like they can make a difference a real life change agent can inspire and normalize being extraordinary, she will shine a light on the greatness within us all, said co-chair Becca Tieder. Following the movie, Brockovich realized that she could use her notoriety to spread positive messages of personal empowerment and to encourage others to stand up and make a difference. For three seasons, Brockovich hosted the Lifetime series, Final Justice with Erin Brockovich. The show celebrated everyday women who triumphed when faced with overwhelming adversity. She also has had a New York Times Business best-seller, Take It from Me. Lifes A Struggle, But You Can Win. As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, she is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the US, Australia and other international hot spots. This is the second year that the Women of Temple Bnai Israel has sponsored a speaker, focusing on empowerment. This program has become so important because it gathers 850 members of our community. All religions, identities, races and creeds come together with the hopes of building a better place to live and love. This evening is a powerful reminder that we all belong to one another, said event co-chair Katie Burns Blaxberg. Tickets are $40 and available by going to www. and searching under Erin Brockovich. The temple is located at 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. For more information, call the temple Erin Brokovich to speak at Clearwater templeComic rabbi coming to Beth Shalom in Brandon Rabbi Bob Alper Erin Brokovich


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PAGE 14 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Y O U R FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS WITH GUEST SPEAKERMarianne Bennett-AltschulLdor Vador Lets leave a written memory for future generations to pass along our family values, ethics and rich traditions. Join us and experience what it takes to share your passion with generations to come.Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC522 North Howard Avenue Reservations are required. Register online or by contact Michelle Gallagher at or 813.739.1687. When guest speaker Rabbi Shira Stutman addressed women at the Tampa Jewish Federations Lion of Judah luncheon, she stressed, Its not just important to be Jewish. We have to do Jewish, as well. The event, at Ocean Prime in Tampa, was held to kick off the Womens Philanthropy annual campaign. Through her talk, Rabbi Stutman motivated the Lions to re-examine their daily Jewish practices and contemplate what communal, professional or religious involvements create a sense She went on to speak about how Tribal Judaism, the practice of Judaism that revolves around traditional norms or religious observations simply because it is the right thing to do, has sustained us for many millennia. Rabbi Stutman explained that this practice is waning among younger generations and we can consider this shift a challenge or an opportunity. She stressed that this apparent shift provides an opportunity for us all to turn toward Judaism for clues and instructions involved, world-changing, meaningful life. Lesson #1: Its not happiness that makes life meaningful. Its a meaningful life that makes us happy. Rabbi Stutman is senior rabbi at Washington D.Cs Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, a multidenominational congregation. A graduate from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, she dedicates herself to building a Jewish community for young professionals in the nations capital. She serves as scholar-in-residence for the National Womens Philanthropy of the Jewish Federations of North America. The event provided such a nice opportunity not only for Lions to come together. It also reinforced the reasons for which we give so generously to the Tampa Jewish Federation, said Stacy Leeds, Lion of Judah chair. By giving to causes near and dear to our hearts, Those interested in exploring how to become a Lion of Judah should contact Alissa Fischel at alissa.fischel@jewishtampa. com or (813) 769-4726.Stacy Leeds, Lion of Judah chair, with speaker Rabbi Shira StutmanRabbi inspires Lions of Judah at Womens Philanthropy kickoff New lions who were pinned at the luncheon include (L-R) Debbie Hoffman, Sabrina Solomon, Karen Levy, Kat Kislak.(JTA) The Trump administration will allow the Palestine Liberaington, D.C., to remain open but will require it to limit its activities to those related to achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. The State Department announced the decision on Nov. 24, saying the restrictions could be lifted after 90 days if the United States determines the Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in meaningful peace negotiations. Earlier this last month, the administration announced that the PLO cannot operate a Washington the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israelis for crimes time since the 1980s that the State Department refused to renew cerU.S. capital, which must be done every six months.PLO ofce can stay open for peace purpose


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 15 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Mon. Fri. 6:00 am Noon Sat. & Sun. 6:00 am 1:00 pmBoiled & Baked the traditional way at the same location for over 30 years!1871 Gulf To Bay Blvd. (Clearwater)~ Next to Clearwater High School ~(727) 446-7631 JP HadassahSave the date: The Tampa Ameet Chapter of Hadassah will host its 2018 Associates Award Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. Featured speaker will be Stewart Greenberg, a trial lawyer and active member of the Miami Beach area Jewish community, who credits a doctor at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel for saving his life by admin istering a unique immunotherapy vaccine for his Stage 4 melanoma. For more information including location and cost, contact Michele Norris at (813) 352-8765.Active AdultsAll 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. Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber in classes every Monday on the Cohn campus from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, crochet hooks and any pattern you want. Cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members with prorating options available. Biblical literature: This course, which meets at the Cohn campus every other Wednesday from 1:30 2:30 p.m., provides an opportunity to see the Bible not from a religious perspective but as a piece of remarkable writing. This is a discussion course with open participation from people of all faiths and backgrounds. Bring your own Bible so participants can compare different translations. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests. The next meeting is on Dec. 13. Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. At the Cohn campus, there will be sessions every Tuesday and Thursday 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.   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 group will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 20 for a program by Mario De Leon on music from around the world. The lunch Organizationsis free for members but donations are welcome.   The JetSetters group also meets on the Cohn campus on Wednes day, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon for a special Hanukkah celebration with Patti Rinner and the JCC Preschoolers. The lunch is free for members. Reservations are required.   News schmooze: A discussion group, led by Pat Renfroe, which explores hot button issues, is held at both JCCs. Upcoming News Schmooze sessions at the Glazer JCC are Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. The group will discuss Florida politics on Dec. 12 and What is Possible in 2018 on Dec. 19.   The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will talk about What is Possible in 2018 on Dec. 22. There is no charge to attend.   Ballroom dancing: Private ballroom dance lessons are offered at the Glazer JCC on Mondays through Dec. 18 from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $35 for single members, $50 for couple members, $40 for single non-members and $55 for couples who are non-members.   Bridge lessons: Anyone wanting to learn how to play bridge or improve their game can take a session of six bridge lessons at the Glazer JCC on Fridays from Dec. 22 through Jan. 26 from 1 -2:30 p.m. The cost for classes is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Movie matinee: Enjoy a classic movie and popcorn on Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon on the Cohn campus. There is no charge to attend. Culture Caf: Enjoy craft beer and music at Culture Caf: A Beginners Guide to Loving Jazz, on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Glazer JCC. This is a multi-media explora tion of jazz from the fans per spective, focusing on the career of Miles Davis. Cost per session is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.Young adults on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 7:30 -10 p.m., #Gather will host a whifGlazer Family JCC basketball gym. Participants will be assigned to one of the four teams. This is free for JCC members and $5 for guests.Genealogical SocietyLunch and learn: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet for a lunch and learn social on Sunday, Dec. 10 at noon at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. A pot luck luncheon   will be served at noon followed by a brief business meeting at 1:30 p.m. to elect and   will feature members success stories and lessons learned in researching their families. There is no charge to members, $5 for guests for lunch.   Reservations must be made   by Dec. 2   to ensure there will be ample food for those attending.   RSVP by calling   Sally Israel at (727) 343-1652. For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay or directions to the meeting call   Bruce Hadburg at   (727) 796-7981.Job-LinksCareer counseling:   On Monday, Dec. 11, the topic for the Monday Morning Links pro gram is LinkedIn Tips for Professional Marketing and on Dec. 18 the topic is Celebrate Your Gifts & Talents. The free sessions are held from 9:30 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-JobLinks, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation. There are also Success workshops on select Thursdays to aid with job-search skills. On Dec. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to   noon, the topic will be Customize Your Rsum for the Job You Want and on Dec. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the topic is Preparing for Your Interview. The workshop is free for   TampaBay Job-Links   full program participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. T o RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email, or visit www.TBJL.or g. Auction, a live auction and the biggest fundraiser of the year for Congregation Mekor Shalom, netTampa congregation recently. It was a lot of hard work but everyone had so much fun,said Andrea Zuta, who chaired the auction. Zuta gave a special shout to event volunteers Barbara Felder, Wendy and Larry Koppelman, Nicky Spivak, Jodi Freeman, Cindy Sherr. Auction items came from area atrractions, theaters and restaurants along with donations from individuals such as photographs, knitted pieces and a mezuzah.. Photo byJennifer Velt Charity auction raises more than $5k for Mekor Shalom Philly breaks ground on $7m Holocaust memorial(JTA) Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was on hand for the groundbreaking for his citys $7 million Holocaust memorial plaza. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro also participated in the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The plaza, a project of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, is scheduled to be completed next fall. In light of the toxic national rhetoric, its more important than ever that we properly commemo rate the victims of the tragedy and never forget this dark period of history, Kenney said at the groundbreaking. The plaza will feature six pillars erected in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, with each pillar chronicling a Holocaust atrocity and contrasting it with American constitutional protections and values. Original train tracks from the railroad adjacent to the Treblinka death camp will be embedded in the pavement near the Theresienstadt tree, a sapling of the tree nurtured by children in the Theresienstadt camp. A bronze Six Million Jewish Martyrs sculpture has memorial ized the Holocaust in Philadelphia public monument in North America, according to the foundation.


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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 17 DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 By RACHEL JARMAN MYERS Southern & Jewish via JTAW ith Hanukkah enmeshed in the Christmas season, its tough to compete with the epic candy cane, hot chocolate, caroling, brightcheery-Santa holiday festivities that dominate the seasonal parties and events. Thats why Hanukkah needs a competitive edge by including an actual competition in our holiday celebra tions. No, not just the annual dreidel game it gets pretty boring after awhile, right? Ive found that adding a trophy to any gathering really ups the level of engageparty one year, I chose to engage my colleagues in a pie competition (the winner was a classic chocolate pie, but most creative went to the French fry pie), and each year my husband and I host a backyard barbecue competition that draws hundreds of hungry attendees and about a dozen serious competitors vying for those glorious trophies. For Hanukkah, well be gameifying the best of Southern tradi tions: frying food. Heres some tips on how to encourage a little competition at your own Hanukkah party this year: Build excitement: The invitations go out encouraging guests to bring a latke batter of their choosing to fry at the party and share with a group of hungry judges. I usually include a few informative links for those who have never had the pleasure of crafting the perfect latke. Then I encourage the creativity: Sweet Potato Latkes. Car rot and Beet Latkes. Hushpuppy Latkes. The options are endless when it comes to frying fritters. Work on your prizes: Trophy toppers are easy to order online. My husband has a great talent for mounting them and getting ofegory. Or scour a few thrift shops for some old trophies that you can spray-paint and customize. The more the better: Its the holidays, everyone can get a trophy! Set up the stations: Because the weather is generally quite mild down South for Hanukkah, we are able to host this event outdoors. We set up a few different frying stations, and as competitors arrive they cook up their recipe in skillets and present them hot and fresh to whoever is standing close enough to the pan.   W eve found that a giant cast-iron skillet on a camp stove matched with a few electric griddles works best. Celebrate enthusiastic participation: Competition usually involves friendly banter, hype music and a blow horn or two. I recommend playing the Hanukkah Project by Special Passenger Records to get spirits soaring. At the end of the night the votes are tallied, the trophies presented, and our group remembers another holiday event where little Hanukkah can stand out among the punch bowls and twinkle lights. Rachel Jarman Myers is the museum and special projects coor dinator for the Goldring/Wolden-How to add some competitive excitement to your Hanukkah partyberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, MS.. Southern & Jewish blog celebrates the stories, people, and experiences past and present of Jewish life in the American South. It is hosted by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. might be just the thing to spice up your Hanukkah celebration.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018BRYAN GLAZER FAMILY JCC522 NORTH HOWARD AVENUE, TAMPA, FLORIDA 33606THE CARDOZO & MONTEFIORE SOCIETIES OF TAMPA BAY &THEIR CHAIRS, HAL HERSHKOWITZ AND BONNIE WISECORDIALLY INVITE ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ATTEND A RECEPTION AND PROGRAM EXAMININGETHICAL BEHAVIOR THROUGH A JEWISH LENS:CONTENDING WITH ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES Barry KannerCardozo Society Leadership Award Recipient of PinellasSam LinskyMontefiore Society Leadership Award Recipient of Tampa FOR THEIR STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO THE LEGAL AND FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMUNITIES & FEDERATION, THE TAMPA BAY CARDOZO AND MONTEFIORE SOCIETIES LEADERSHIP AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO FREE TO ALL DONORS OF EITHER FEDERATION $25 NON-DONORS RSVPS ARE NECESSARYRESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH BOTH THE TAMPA JEWISH FEDERATION OR THE FEDERATION OF PINELLAS AND PASCO COUNTIES SPONSORED BY: by international contemporary artists. The collection has some 185 menorahs, according to Adriana Ottolenghi, whose husband, Giorgio, has been president of Casales Jewish community since the 1950s. There is no other museum in the world quite like it. We receive more every year, and each year at Hanukkah there is a public ceremony, where we light menorahs and welcome the new pieces, she said. Only 30 to 40 can be displayed at a time in the vaulted underground chambers. The only time the collection was shown in its entirety was at Casales centuries-old castle, part of an event connected to the 2015 Milan Expo. The Museum of Lights hanukkiyot come in an amazing variety of shapes, sizes, colors and media. Many resemble traditional menorahs: a straight line of candles or a candelabra with eight branches, with a ninth branch for the shamash candle used to kindle them. Some of the menorahs can be lighted and used on the holiday. But other menorahs on display are more fanciful sculptural works created from the likes of metal, ceramic, plexiglass and wood. Artists were given a completely free rein to create a functional object or a purely evocative one, curator Maria Luisa Caffarelli wrote in the collections catalog. Each menorah is what designer Elio Carmi, who co-founded the collection in the mid-1990s with the non-Jewish artist Antonio Recalcati and other artist friends, describes as an homage to the story of Hanukkah and its message of the triumph of light over darkness. They conceived the project as a way to highlight Jewish culture as a source of artistic inspiration, promote creativity based in Jewish tradition and underscore the vitality of Jews in contemporary society. The idea was born to show that Jews, though small in number, are determined, said Carmi, who is the vice president of the Casale Jewish community, and to use interpretations of the Hanukkah menorah to demonstrate, symbolically, the continuity of the community. At Hanukkah, Jews light menorahs for eight days to recall the defeat by the Maccabees of Syrian tyrants in the second century BCE. According to legend, when the Maccabees reclaimed the Temple, the eternal light miraculously burned for eight days rather than the expected one, symbolizing the survival of the Jewish people. Each menorah in the museum is a personal interpretation of the Festival of Lights and its symbolism. The Italian artist Stefano Della Porta, for example, used ceramics and steel to create a menorah that appears to be made from giant burnt matches. Americanborn artist Robert Carroll created his menorah from olive wood, red Verona granite and brass. It has a sinuous, trunk-like base that supports eight branches that open out like a hanukkiyot for the project Carmis was a silver-plated metal bar with small cups for the eight candles and the shamash and then reached out to others for contributions. Other artists Jews and non-Jews, mainly from Italy but also from other countries soon began making their own menorahs and presenting them to the growing collection. All of the works are donated, most of them by the artists themselves. It was like a chain of artists, Carmi said. And well-known artists began to be attracted. Among those is Arnaldo Pomodoro, one of Italys leading sculptors. His menorah, presented in 2013, is a horizontal metal girder that supports the nine candles and is decorated with abstract symbols. I tried to bring out a series of abstract, imaginary signs to create a story that would connect, on a general level, with the idea of thought, experience and memory; without, however, wanting to enter into the multifaceted complexities of the symbology of the Jewish world, Pomodoro describes in the catalog. Ultimately, Carmi said, the Museum of Lights is about Judaism, art and identity. Wikimedia Commons


PAGE 20 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA DECEMBER 1 14, 2017 Have a Happy Chanukah. And share what it means to you. #ChanukahPublix