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 www.jewishpresstampa.com VOL. 30, NO. 15 TAMPA, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 TWO SECTIONS, 28 PAGES By BRUCE LOWITT Jewish PressYarden Danans major at Eckerd College is International Business. Truth be told, her international business is basketball and has been two seasons as a shooting guard with St. Petersburgs Tritons of the Division 2 Sunshine State Conference, the 5-foot-10 junior probably will leave to play who-knowswhere professionally in Europe, or head back home to rejoin the Israeli national team. Ive played in the European championships and for Israel since I was 12 years old, Danan said, seated in the Starbucks at the Eckerd College James Center. Ive been in a lot of countries. It was really great, a lot of fun to play for the national team. We were always like in the middle of the pack, but its a great experience and hopefully were going to get better and better. The 20-year-old from the Tel Aviv suburb of Rehovot was born to the game. Since I can remember, there was a basketball in my hands, she said.Israeli adds to Eckerd teams global spirit By BOB FRYER Jewish PressAdolph Eichmann, a monstrous war criminal whose hate for Jews was legendary, was done in by young love. That is just one of the compelling elements in the story of how Eichmann was captured in 1960 and tried for helping send millions of Jews to their deaths. The story is told in a special exhibit Operation Finale at the Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg. The exhibits title was taken from the name that agents from Mossad, Israels Secret Intelligence Service, gave to the real-life spy thriller project to bring Eichmann to justice. Since Eichmann played such a key role in Nazi Germanys Final Solution plan to nale was appropriate for their plan to seize him in Argentina and bring him to Israel to stand trial. Career Mossad agent Avner Avraham curated the espionage artifacts featured in the exhibit and came to St. Petersburg recently to educate museum docents on the exhibit so they can share the story with museum visitors. He is also consulting on a movie about Operation Finale, starring Ben Kingsley as Eichmann, which is set to come out later this year. Avraham said he will play a role in the movie. The exhibition, previously in Cleveland and New York before stopping here through Finale have been seen outside of Israel. New museum exhibit documents Adolph Eichmann capture intrigueYarden Danan hopes to play basketball professionally one day. TEAM continued on PAGE 12 EICHMANN continued on PAGE 14 Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Ma Z el Tov! MaZel Tov! 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Glazer Family JCC in Tampa, is becoming a leader in ushering innovative Israeli companies into the U.S. market, with many of local investors and some planning to open All four of the Israeli companies are innovators in their industries. With goals of improving patient care, protecting coastlines Business accelerator picks 4 new Israeli companies to spread wings hereOn a tour of the University of Tampa, (L-R) Andrew Rella, CEO of ECOncrete US; Naomi Rubinstein, founder and CEO of BetterCare; Roy Heller, sales director at Nucleo; and director at UC-Care HONORING continued on PAGE 17Honoring the victims: Amid grief, calls to actJTA news service and Jewish Press staff reportThey volunteered. They played soccer. They went to camp. They were sweet, mature and easygoing. They were just beginning their lives, or helping others on their way. And one died so that others could live. Jewish students and staff were among the 17 people killed when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, and began shooting. The Jewish victims were freshmen Jaime Guttenberg, Alyssa Alhadeff and Alex Schachter, senior Meadow Pollack and Scott Beigel, a geography teacher who is credited with saving students lives. Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been expelled from the school, is accused of using an autoJaime Guttenberg Jaime Guttenberg, 14, and her brother Jesse were both students at the school. While her brother managed to escape the school, Jaime was killed. Jaime and Jesse were volunteers at The Friendship Initiative, a program that pairs neurotypical students like them COMPANIES continued on PAGE 4 The 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival (TBJFF) will pack more movies into more venues in fewer days this year. This year marks the inauguration of a partnership of the TBJFF with the Suncoast Federal Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival. Organizers see this as an opportunity to expand the offerings and widen the reach of the Jewish Film Festival The evolved festival is now showcascommittee Co-Chair Sara Scher. What chosen by the 25-member screening committee. merit celebration, said committee CoChair Loni Shelef with co-chair Stewart Donnell describing this years lineup as the most eclectic that we have seen in years. The schedule includes documentaries, dramas and comedies featuring stories of complex and discreet family situations, love stories, heroic Holocaust survival, Jewish values and traditions, Jewish humor and entertainment. As always, the with a cacophony of languages from Hebrew and Yiddish to Arabic and German (with English subtitles, of course). This years festivities also feature several community events paired with ence including a chance to meet some of the people featured in two of the documentaries, Heather Booth and Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. The festival opens on Wednesday, March 21, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa with festivities starting at 6 p.m. Opening night will begin with hors doeuvres and a cocktail hour. The opening night ceremonies. will include the STARR Award presentation to this years recipients: Anita and Herm Greenberg and Myra and Robert Sann. Bye Bye Germany, the evening will culminate with a gourmet coffee and dessert reception in the Hesterly Salon. Jewish Film Festival announces hectic, eclectic scheduleThe Opening Bye Bye Germany is a drama set in post-war Frankfurt. The family-friendly documentary, Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, will be followed by a Q&A with special guests, including an American major leaguer who played on Team For a complete rundown on the TBJFF lineup, see Pages 18-19.Former Mossad agent Avner Avraham stands before a display in the Operation Finale exhibit showing Lothar Hermann, whose tip led to Adolph Eichmanns capture, and Hermanns daughter Sylvia, who was wooed by Eichmanns son Klaus in Beunos Aires. A makeshift memorial erected in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Suegra has one of the most captivating tequila bars in the Tampa Bay Area featuring 200 plus varieties of tequila. eir margaritas are hand-made with fresh squeezed juices and 100 percent agave. Suegra Tequila Cantina is located at 4022 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. It is open Monday ursday, 3 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 3 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, brunch 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., dinner 3 10 p.m. To check out the menu, visit www.suegratequilacantina.com. SuegraTequila CantinaBy JOSEFIN DOLSTEN JTA news serviceNEW YORK Six-time NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire has launched a line of kosher-forPassover Israeli wines. The 6-foot-10 former player, who returned earlier this month from a trip to the Jewish state, spoke glowingly about the wines and his connection to Israel at a news conference. Its a blessing for me and my family to be able to produce such great wines from a land like the land of Israel, so were constantly counting our blessings for that, Stoudemire told reporters at the Jewish National Fund House on the Upper East Side. Stoudemire, 35, said he had been in talks with the Israel Wine Producers Association for three years about making an Israeli wine and realized the opportunity when he relocated to the country in 2016 to play for the Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem. He retired from basketball last year after helping lead Hapoel Jerusalem to the Israeli Basketball League Cup. Once I moved to Israel, it was the perfect connection to meet with the vineyards and go to the ferent blends for each bottle, said Stoudemire, a part-owner of Hapoel Jerusalem. Stoudemire played for the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns among other teams in a 16-year NBA career. Although raised Christian, he began exploring a spiritual connection to Judaism on a trip to Israel in 2010. I feel spiritually Jewish, culturally Jewish, he said at the time. Stoudemires line includes two red wine blends and one Cabernet Sauvignon, all produced in limited quantity by the Tulip Winery on its vineyards in Kfar Tikva, in Israels north. The winery produced only 100 bottles of the high-end wine, Stoudemire Private Collection, with each bottle retailing at $244.99. It produced slightly larger quantities, 1,680 each, of the Stoudemire Reserve and Stoudemire Grand Reserve wines, which are retailing for $59.99 and $99.99, respectively. The kosher beverage giant Royal Wine Corp. is distributing the wines, which are currently only available for purchase in stores in New York and New Jersey. Stoudemire, who continues to speak about his connection to Israel, said hes open to producing additional wines, but that he would not produce them outside the Jewish state. I prefer to keep the wines strictly from the grapes in Israel, he said. Its my way of giving back to the land. I try to do what I can to stay rooted. Making sure the wine was kosher was important to the basketwith the Hebrew Israelites, African-Americans who believe they are connected to the biblical Israelites and adhere to some Jewish customs. A kosher wine is always important for us because you can drink those during the High Holy Days, he said. His fans may also wonder if Stoudemire will be using the wine for purposes other than drinking: In 2014, the athlete shared a photo of himself soaking in red wine. He later said that he had been engaging in the practice known as vinotherapy for months in order to relax and rejuvenate his body. At the press conference, Stoudemire said the whole deal had been exaggerated It was a birthday gift, he recalled. So I went and tried it out. It was great, so I took a picture, then I posted on Instagram, and it just kind of was blown out of proportion. Thats a luxury deal, red wine baths.Photo courtesy of Jewish National Fund-USAAmare Stoudemire showing one of the wines in his collection of Israeli kosher wines, in New York, Feb. 20, 2018.Former NBA star Amare Stoudemire just launched a line of kosher wines
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 3 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Anton Legal Group Stock Broker DisputesS. David Anton, Esq. Since 1985 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 RON KAMPEAS JTA news serviceWASHINGTON The Trump administration will formally move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May to coincide with Israels 70th anniversary. Were planning to open the new U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a State Department spokesman told JTA in an email. The Embassy opening will coincide with Israels 70th anniversary. The spokesman did not reveal mark 70 years since Israels establishment. The spokesman said the embassy would be located in a southern Jerusalem neighborhood on the but running along the seam of what was then the border. The Embassy will initially be located in Arnona, on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of Consulate General Jerusalem, he said. Building a new embassy will take at least three years, and the spokesman suggested that at least for now, much of the daily operation of the embassy would remain in Tel Aviv. At least initially, it will consist of the Ambassador and a small team, the spokesman said of the Jerusalem operation. had said previously that the embassy move would take place in Jerusalem as Israels capital as one of the highlights of his administration. Another source apprised of the move provided JTA with a timeline starting in May, Ambassador David Friedman and some staff will begin working out of the consular section at a cost of about $300,000 to $500,000. In the second phase, by the end constructed for a more permanent working space for the ambassador, million. The third phase, the site selection and construction of a new embassy, will take up to nine years.U.S. Embassy to move in May, Israels 70th birthdayBy CNAAN LIPHSHIZ JTA news serviceUTRECHT, Netherlands To the dozens of revelers of this citys mother who cooks the events ana rare communal asset. Since she immigrated to the tive Iran, the soft-spoken newcomer has been volunteering with the local Chabad House, preparing delicious traditional dishes with vored yellow rice and chicken, for Utrechts celebration of the holiday. Her contribution has added prestige to the event, which has been featured in regional and national media thanks to the authentic touch she adds. (After all, the sia, celebrating the rescue of that countrys Jews from a communal death sentence.) But only a few of the locals who know Sipora (not her real name) are aware that she is both an illegal alien in the Netherlands and a refugee with a death sentence hanging over her own head in Iran for political offenses. convicted her of violating Islamic rules [of the] Islamic Revolution and anti-regime activity. Her crime: running an underground organization that found housing solutions for women with abusive husbands who could not obtain a divorce. Luckily for Sipora, she had already left Iran a year prior to her sentencing to help with the pregnancy of her daughter -herself a political refugee who has been living in the Netherlands since connection with her involvement in the making of a documentary in Iran. A few weeks after I came to Holland, I called my husband on the telephone. He asked me to go on Skype. I knew something was wrong, Sipora recalled. years, a Jewish building contractor with a heart condition, told her online that Irans dreaded secret police were looking for her and other members of her group. In that moment I knew there is no going back, Sipora recalled. Unfortunately for her, Siporas legal troubles back home coincided with a toughening of immigration policies in the Netherlands, where the center-right ruling party is bleeding votes in favor of the which favors a shutdown of immigration from Muslim countries. Rebecca received a temporary residency permit and later citizenship without delay even though she had no death sentence against her in Iran. Meanwhile, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service has consistently declined requests by Sipora two years later. Instead, she is in legal limbo neither granted asylum nor deported, despite her whereabouts being known to authorities. The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service did not reply to a query from JTA about Siporas status. neither Dutch nor English, Sipora lives with her daughter and grandson in relative social isolation and uncertainty. Her eyes well with interpreter that she is getting used to the thought of never again hugging her husband. Yet Sipora has no regrets over helping the abused wives for whom she found shelter somements constructed by her husband, a building contractor. I would do the same thing all over again, Sipora said. For all my problems now I have family who care for me. These women have no one, only enemies hounding them, and no rights before the law. Following the latest crackdown on alleged opposition activists in Iran, Siporas husband told her he is under close watch and unlikely to be allowed to leave the country. This is part of the reason that Sipora does not want to immigrate to Israel, or make aliyah, though she is eligible for it. I could leave for Israel tomorrow, but then my husbands fate is sealed, Sipora said. For a Jewish thing, but if I go to Israel he will pay the price for what will be seen as collaboration with the enemy. Even her involvement with Chabad did not go unnoticed in Tehran, Sipora said. ed Siporas husband with pictures featuring Sipora from the Chabad is working with a Zionist organization. He answered that she culture in Holland and that Iran should be proud of it. Trapped in her predicament, Siporas only comfort is being with her 5-year-old grandson and her daughter. But this is no remedy against sleepless nights and a constant sense of foreboding, she said, especially before reporting to Dutch authorities as she must do periodically. She could be deported as an illegal alien at any before an immigration service judge is scheduled for March 2. Outwardly, though, Sipora puts on a brave face, according to Erik Veldhuizen, who also volunteers at the Chabad House where Sipora is preparing the annual feast. Shes a positive and polite person, he told JTA. A few of us are of course aware of her situation, but youd never know that shes in dire straits by her demeanor. Back home, Sipora is discussing tions with him as a welcome distraction from the fears and doubts surrounding her. work out in the end, her daughter tells her. It just has to.Sipora, a Jewish refugee from Iran, looking out the window of her daughters Netherlands home, Feb. 15, 2018.Jewish grandmother sentenced to death in Iran hopes for salvation in Holland Photo by Cnaan Liphshiz
PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Guest speaker Robert Josef KonigESCAPE FROM NAZI AUSTRIABob Konig will depict the evil forces that conspired to drive his family from their homeland, and how they ed to safety on three continents. Konigs grandparents, Moritz and Rosa Konig, were among 982, mostly Jews, who were saved from Nazi-controlled territories and brought to America in 1944 by famed journalist Ruth Gruber, in the only U.S. government sponsored mission of its kind. They were taken to a makeshift refugee camp in upstate New York. Safe Haven A Story of Hope, a short documentary portraying that journey, will follow the presentation. Konig will also discuss, Of Good and Evil: Prelude to the Holocaust, the rst in a two-volume historical ction about his family and the Holocaust. He is now working on the second volume.Congregation Beth Am Mens Club invites the community SUNDAY MARCH 18 ~ 3 5 P.M.Congregation Beth Am 2030 W. 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Connect. Parkinsons ConferenceJoin us to learn more about Parkinsons disease research, medications, and treatments.555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 COMPANIESwhile preserving marine life and securing say they believe these companies will lead the way with their groundbreaking technologies. On Feb. 12, the companies brought key management representatives to Tampa for four weeks. The entrepreneurs will study the U.S. market, identify business opportunities, receive coaching on sales and marketing, and immerse themselves in the Tampa community and business environment. They will return in June for two weeks to prepare for and present at FIBAs second annual Innovation Fusion event. The next group of Israeli ompanies will be choasen in March. Meanwhile, FIBA celebrated the recent success of two of the eight companies that participated in 2017. Last month, WeissBeerger, a beverage consumption analytics company, was ac quired by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, the worlds largest beer brewer, for a reported $80 million. WeissBeerger developed a unique mixture of hardware, software, and data analysis for the beverage industry. With the acquisition, WeissBeerger is set to become Anheuser-Busch InBevs research and development center in Israel. The sale of Weissbeerger to InBev illustrates the caliber of companies that FIBA is attracting to its program and the possibility for investment opportunities and establishing a Florida presence for these exciting companies, said Rachel Marks Feinman, executive director of FIBA. In December, StemRad, an Israeli company that makes a personal radiation shield to power plant workers, landed a $6 million investment led by Tampas investor Jeff Vinik. Other companies from FIBAs 2017 cohort continue to gain traction in the Tampa Bay market, and FIBA anticipates additional successes for these companies. FIBA negotiates individual agreements with each of the companies in the program. There are some companies in which the JCC equity stake. The new companies are: This company develops a real-time communication and care management platform for caregivers, nurses and professional staff in order to improve care at skilled nursing facilities. The platform is simple, user-friendly, customizable and comprehensive. It enables standardized reporting and a continuum of care. We are excited to bring BetterCare to Tampa and expose them to the Florida market, where skilled nursing facilities are abundant and the BetterCare product were introduced to BetterCare through our partnership with CDI Negev, an established Israeli accelerator program in partnership with Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, said Rachel Marks Feinman, executive director of FIBA. The companys web address is www.bettercare.co.il This company provides science-based construction solutions that are designed to decrease the ecological footprint of concrete structures like ports, breakwaters and piers, while improving their structural performance. They have developed a revolutionary approach to eco-engineering of coastal and marine infrastructure, providing cost-effective concrete solutions for the evergrowing global climate-change threats such as sea-level rise and superstorms. CEO Shirmrit Perkol-Finkel, says ECOncrete is excited to work with FIBA on business development, networking, and market penetration in Florida. The company web address is www.econcretetech.com Nucleon This companys focus is on identifying and analyzing cyber threats. With those threats growing every day and cyber attacks becoming more common and more powerful, Nucleon hopes its innovative technology with tools built to work autonomously on the Internet, 24/7 will be the solution to Internet security. With so much activity in the cyber security space these days, we continue to pursue companies that bring unique solutions to the cyber threat that applies to all industries. We selected Nucleon because they have shown some early traction and are exploring Florida as their base for their U.S. operation, Feinman said. The company web address is www. nucleon.sh This company develops, manufactures, and sells two products aimed at improved detection and treatment of prostate cancer. UC-Care created the Navigo System, a fusion MRI navigation system for prostate biopsies, and the SmartBx System, a prostate biopsy preserving download device. With prostate cancer being the most common cancer in men in the U.S. after skin cancer, the unique, patented and FDA-approved systems by UC-Care improve visibility and accuracy and reduce risk. UC-Care CEO Shaike Schatzberger sayd, We hope for close cooperation with the FIBA team and the Tampa community and we are very happy to start the program. The company web address is www.uccare.com About FIBA The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator is a Florida-based business development and community engagement project designed to establish and grow successful Israeli tech ventures in the Tampa Bay area. FIBA for Florida corporations and provides a soft landing for companies that are ready to enter the U.S. market. FIBA offers entrepreneurs strategic alignment with corporate partners, consults on product localization and expansion and provides guidance on developing go-to-market strategies. FIBA also facilitates introductions to prospective customers, strategic partners and investors and assists with sales and development of customer leads. FIBA encourages the Israeli companies to establish operations in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, go to www.FIBA.io
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In the second article, Diving Deep with Special Needs, Eckerd College Hillel was highlight Florida Keys where members of the Scubi Jew group dive with quadriplegic and paraplegic adults. The magazine also listed the top colleges that Jews choose. In the top 60 public colleges, seven of those schools are in Florida. Their rankings on the list are: 1 University of Florida; 3University of Central Florida; 16Florida International University; 18 Florida State University; 29 Florida Atlantic University; 49 In the private college category, Florida schools that ranked were: 8University of Miami; 37Nova Southeastern University; 53-University of Tampa; 58Stetson University. To view the most recent edition of the College This photo with Eitan Quitoriano, USF Hillel president, on right, was used to illustrate a story about the chapter creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ students.Suncoast Hillels shines twice in annual college guide Guide magazine, visit https://issuu.com, or contact Hillels of the Florida Suncoast at (813) 899-2788 or email@example.com to obtain a hard copy of the publication. Hillels of the Florida Suncoast supports Jewish life on six college campuses along the Suncoast of Florida, including the University of South Florida (Tampa and St. Petersburg), the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, Stetson University College of Law and Flor ida Southern College. From future dancers to cantors to podiatrists and everything in between, the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) endeavors to through academic life a little easier. Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available for the 2018-2019 school year. JELF loans are need-based meaning that JELF provides the resources and the cost of attending school. Say you need $20,000 for school, and your family is giving administrator and applicant advoish Family & Community Services in Clearwater. And lets say you have a $3,000 scholarship and a $5,000 federal loan. JELF would consider that last amount ($2,000) to help students get the total funds they need to graduate. In the 2017 school year, JELF has provided over $1 million dolNorth Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Since its inception in help to 113 Florida students with monies totaling $368,351. Those students are enrolled in schools all over the state, including the University in Tampa and University of South Florida. JELF offers students a repayment plan that starts six months after graduation and required repayment of 5 percent of the loan in without crushing loan payments. free, this is one of the things that makes them so attractive to so many different types of students, said Allen. There is a current student, a daughter, whose father was a JELF recipient, she said. Another student went to the School of Fine Arts in Cincinnati. Shes an incredible musician and dancer, Hannah Zazzaro. Allen said a podiatrist, an undergrad engineer, an attorney and an artist have also taken out JELF loans. To qualify for the program, applicants must be enrolled in a procate at an accredited U.S. institution, a U.S. citizen or have lawful immigration status, maintain a 2.0 gpa and be able to demonstrate application is required). Applica tions are available from March 1 through April 30, and again from Sept. 1. Community Services handles loans for students in Pinellas County. For more information for gallen@gcjfcs. In Hillsborough County, contact Chanita Moore with Tampa Jewish Family Services at (813) 9601848. For general information, visit www.JELF.org.Interest free loans available to bridge the nancial gap to higher education goals Community Services has been awarded a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) through the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $42,500 in new programming for survivors. This is the second year of this grant, for a combined total of $127,500 in trauma-informed care training for those working with survivors. Support intended to help survivors may actually trigger memories of Holocaust horrors. A simple thing like trying to encourage a client to throw away moldy food could evoke memories of the severe hunger. People often assume that over time, trauma fades away, but survivors actually tend to be more easily triggered as they age, especially with an increasing lack of control over their bodies and Â Holocaust Survivor Program staff created a special training program for homecare workers in providing trauma-informed care to Holocaust survivors. Although caregivers are trained to meet the needs of elderly clients, many do not understand the unique trauma many Holocaust survivors endured. Â This is the second year of the program, and administrators of homecare agencies have been enthusiastic about incorporating cultural competency into their policies, procedures and trainreports that thus far, the training increasing knowledge of the Holocaust and understanding trauma. vor program serves Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. JFNA launched the survivor care center in 2015, Â following an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser vices for up to $12 million over Â in what is known as person-centered, trauma-informed services for Holocaust survivors in the United States. Â This is a holistic approach to providing service that promotes the dignity, strength, and empowerment of trauma victims by incorporating knowledge about the role of trauma in victims lives into agency programs, policies and procedures. locaust survivors in the United States, nearly one-quarter are age 85 or older, and one in four lives in poverty. Many live alone and are at risk for social isolation, depression, and other physical and mental health conditions stemming from periods of starvation, disease, and torture. It is critical that we deliver these lifesaving and life-enhanc ing services to Holocaust survivors. The past two years of this federal grant program have shown the deep impact that person-centered, trauma-informed services can have on Holocaust survivors. We are grateful to partner with the government to augment this work, said Mark Wilf, chair of JFNAs National Holocaust Survivor Initiative. The grant money is a combination of federal dollars and philanthropic dollars raised by Jewish Federations as part of JFNAs National Holocaust Survivor Initia tive, which has raised $45 million to support the survivor community.Gulf Coast receives funds for Holocaust survivor careMegan Warrenbrand Photography
Chabad of Wiregrass Wesley ChapelEntebee rescuer to speak: Israel Defense Forces veteran Sassy Reuven will be the guest speaker at Chabad at Wiregrass on Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at a program to honor Israeli soldiers. Dur ing the terrorfilled years of 1973-1976 Reuven served in the IDFs elite Red Beret paratrooper unit. He participated in several covert operations in Israels struggle against Arab terrorism. In July 1976, Reuven participated in the famed Entebbe rescue mission code named Operaof miles over enemy territory to rescue Jewish hostages being held by terror ists in Entebbe, Uganda. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $10 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information and to RSVP, visit ChabadatWiregrass.com. Chabad of BrandonMega challah bake and concert: Women are invited to participate in a huge challah baking party, with each participant baking one challah for herself and one to give to someone in need of extra love and care. Make dough from scratch and pick from a variety of recipes. Participants will discover the secret to great tasting challah and explore the beauty of this tradition unique to Jewish women. The program will also feature workshops on braiding challah, a Shabbat-themed light buffet, and live musical perfor mance with Israeli singer Naama. The event is on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Discovery Center, 1578 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Reservations are required to attend; admission is $18 per person. RSVP to Tzippy Rubashkin at (813) 571-8100, email her at Tzippy@ JewishBrandon.com, or log on to www. Jewishbrandon.com/rsvp. Cong. Beth Israel Sun City Center50 Shades of Talmud: The Beth Israel Sisterhood will host a coffee and conversation with author Maggie Anton on Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. A distinctive feature of Talmud is that the sages debated all sorts of subjects in great detail, so it should come as no surprise that they also discussed every aspect of intimate relations how, when, where, with whom often in startlingly explicit fashion. Surprised and impressed at how Jewish tradition is progressive in many respects more than one might think, Anton decided to share the best of what shed learned in her newest book, Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You-Know-What. Contact Rochelle Lafer for more information at Rlafer@gmail.com.Cong. Beth AmAuthor to speak: The Beth Am Brotherhood will present a program, Escape from Nazi Austria with author Robert Josef Konig on Sunday March 18 at 3 p.m. in the temple sanctuary. The 90-minute program will include Haven The Dramatic Story of 1000 WWII Refugees and How They Came to America. Konig will also discuss his novel Of Good and Evil: Prelude to the Holocaust the Holocaust. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Complimentary light fare and refreshments will be provided and there will be a full bar with setups with suggested donations for adult beverages. After the presentation there will be a meet and greet and book signing with Konig. A portion of sales of his book will go to the congregation. Band Concert: The Sisterhood of Beth Am will present an encore performance of the Tampa Community Band on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue. Once again, Conductor John Van De Putte will share his knowledge of music along with his sense of humor as he conducts Tampas Musical Treasure in a diversity of musical styles. As a member of the band since its inception 30 years ago, congregant Maxine Gourse will be featured on the bass clarinet. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Contact Victoria Cain at (813) 968-8511 or Admin@BethAmTampa.org for more information. Tot Shabbat: Every third Friday of the month there is a Tot Shabbat service at 6:30 for tots up to age 5 and their families as they welcome in Shabbat with music, prayer and a story. This casual service is followed by an oneg Shabbat. Talmud study: An ongoing group is now deeply into Tractate Sanhedrin where they are learning the ins and outs of the ancient Jewish legal system. It is fascinating stuff, and drop-ins and just want to try it outs are always welcome. The next session is on Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the synagogue. For more information Contact Admin@BethAmTampa.org. Continuing Education: On Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. dive into the prayer book with Rabbi Jason Rosenberg. He will walk through the service, prayer by prayer, exploring what these prayers mean, and trying to understand what they can mean to us, personally. Israeli dancing: Lessons in Israeli dancing are offered every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Irma Polster at Ipolster@TampaBay. Cong. Rodeph SholomInterfaith gathering: The 58thAnnual Ann Zack Interfaith Gathering will he held on Wednesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. This will be an interfaith celebration of music and praise. A complimentary lunch will be offered. Seating is limited. RSVP required before March 7. Movie time: Season two of the Latin America Jewish Movies series The Tenth Man, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn, cookies and refreshments will be offered. The cost is $5 per person. PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Reform 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center Congregation BETH AM nd rd ConservativeCongregation Congregation CHA 1 Congregation BAIS TEFILLAH Campus Jewish Renewal Conservative Reform ReformTemple ConservativeTemple Congregations Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Shabbat Candle Lighting Times At what point does one just admit that Purim is for kids? Answer: Not as long as there is still some kid inside each of us! The holiday of Purim is a reminder of the ancient teaching in Pirke Avot (Ethics Of Our Ancestors): Do not not hold even new wine. Or, on a more contemporary note, Dont judge a book by its cover. In truth, only the body ages, the soul remains the bastion of eternal youth (if one lets it). Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, in her book The Tapestry Of Jewish Time, notes that at its root the Book of Esther is a serious story with lofty ideas about roles of bravery, about our ability to overcome fate, a story about believing in ourselves even though we were never taught how. And it is a story about our romantic desires to be rulers just and benevolent rulers and to be desired for our beauty as well as for our wisdom, to save those we love, to command fealty, to root out evil, to throw ourselves into danger and emerge victorious, to be hailed a hero. with dreams and visions of what could have been and what still may be. One dose of Purim is capable of whisking away the cynicism and skepticism of adulthood, if for only a moment, and returning one to the world of imagination and make-believe. A world of villains and heroes, princes and queens, good prevailing against evil, a time when in the words of the Book of Esther, For the Jews there was light and happiness, joy and honor. Rabbi Cardin asks, Beyond the genesis of the book, what does it mean that this tale, of the thousands of tales that were told over time, was canonized by the Jewish people and is cherished to this very day? It means Purim nourishes the eternal youth of our soul when it is most needed. This year we celebrate Purim on Wednesday evening, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 1. Be happy. . not only is it the month of Adar, but time for Purim! 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.Purim nourishes the eternal youth of our souls Sassy Reuven
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA CongregationsFEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 WWW.360R EALTYT AMPA.COM813.508.2715 360 REALTY CARLYN NEUMAN Jammies and Jeans Shabbat and dinner: Parents and children are invited to this Shabbat service on Friday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m., featuring a Teeny Tiny Seder. Celebrating 9 decades: The congregations third annual Our Nineties Are Nifty Shabbat will take place on Saturday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. Join in this celebration with members who have completed nine decades of rich Jewish life. Come and receive a special blessing from the Rabbi and the Cantor. RSVP to (813) 837-1911. Adult education: Rabbi Josh Hearshen will teach Torah study on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Talmud study on Thursdays at noon. At 7 p.m. on Thursdays he teaches a class titled Embracing Judaism.Purim Carnival: Games and other fun activities are in store at the congregations Purim Carnival, organized by the temple youth group on Sunday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge for lunch and unlimited games. Brotherhood will serve a hot dog lunch. For more (813) 876-2377. Interfaith study: Congregation Schaarai Zedek will join with Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church to engage in an interfaith study program with a series of talks on Jesus Pastors John DeBevois, Nicole Abdenour, and Will Wellman along with Rabbis Richard Birnholz and Nathan Farb will participate in the weekly sessions on March 7, 14, 20 and 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. We know that Christianity arose out of Judaism, but we know little about the way Jesus Jewish background might have contributed to this progression. On March 7 at Schaarai Zedek the session will be Was Jesus a Son of Light? The son of a virgin? The sessions at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. San Jose St., on March 14, 20 and 28 will deal with Jesus arrest and What the ancient rabbis had to say about Jesus; the kind of Messiah Jesus considered himself and his teachings in context. Register online at www.zedek.org/rsvp or call Deli night: The Brotherhood will hold its ninth annual Deli Night on Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the temple. The evening will feature deli brought in from Boca Raton. There will be an open bar, dessert buffet and live enter tainment. Individual tickets are $49 per person for Schaarai Zedek members; $59 for non-members. Sponsorship levels are also available. For more information, call the Passover Tot Shabbat: Little ones will learn about the seder, Moses, matzah and more through songs, stories, and blessings at a Passover Tot Shabbat on Friday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. This is for families with children 5 and younger and their siblings of all ages. The program will be followed by a complimentary child-friendly Shabbat dinner. RSVP by Thursday, March 22 by going to www. zedek.org/passover or emailing Senior luncheon: Mark Sforzini and performers from the St. Petersburg Opera will present selections following the theme Tenors and Villains and Maids Oh My! at the senior luncheon on Thursday, March 15 at 11:15 a.m. The congregations preschool singers will also perform. There is no charge, but reservations are needed so the staff can prepare. RSVP to Sisterhood Happy Hour: The Sisterhood invites folks to join them for happy hour on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Cru Cellars, 2506 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa. The event is a Dutch treat. Book Club: The Sisterhood Book Club will meet on Monday, March 19 at noon to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. For more information, call Young Israel of TampaGuest poet and a meal: Acclaimed poet Yehoshua November will read selections from his two volumes of poetry, Gods Optimism L.A. Times Book Prize) and Two Worlds Exist Jewish Book Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize) at the next Festive Meal and New Moon event. His of Tampa, Norman Jewish Center, 13207 N. 52nd St., Temple Terrace, on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. November will also share some of the experiences and teachings that inspired him to choose a life rooted in the unlikely combination of contemporary poetry and Orthodox Judaism. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, VQR, and on National Public Radio. November teaches writing at Rutgers University and Touro College. The poetry will be accompanied with food, drink and song. Suggested donation of $18 will help defray the expenses of the evening. For more information, and to RSVP, call Zev at (917) 439-5888 or email youngisraeltampa@hot mail.comFamily Shabbat: Families are invited to celebrate Shabbat during Friday night Family Shabbat Services on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Sing family friendly melodies along with your children while enjoying guitar music. Join as they dance in the aisles and play tambourines and shaker eggs. Bring bubbe and zayde too. Save the date: The Rabbi Joel S. Wasser Memorial Scholarin-Residence weekend, April 1315, will feature Rabbi Hayim Herring Ph.D. Rabbi Herring is organizational futurist who specializes in congregations and Jewish nonprofit organizations. Rabbi Herring will present the DVar Torah Friday evening, April 13 and at Shabbat morning services, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday morning, April 15, Rabbi Herring will present a workshop, 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. Talmud: A Talmud study class with Rabbi Howard Siegel is offered on Thursdays from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Jewish law confronts everything from capital punishment to how to make rain. This is open to everyone from beginners through experts. Texts are provided. Jewish ethics: Rabbi 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. Knitting time: The Sisterhood Needle Workers hold weekly knitting sessions on Tuesdays from 1:30 3 p.m. in the boardroom. The knitters make fabric quilt wall hangings and knitting and crocheting squares to make 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 informaChabadTorah class: Join a weekly Torah class on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Tampa. The class explores contemporary issues through a Torah perspec tive. For more information, contact Rabbi Levi Rivkin at (813) 504-4432 or email bmchabad@ gmail.com. Practical kabbalah: Enrich the soul and mind with a touch of kabbalah. Learn practical spirituality for everyday life. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:15 7 p.m.Color & Connect: An adult coloring get-together will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Come over for coloring, connecting, coffee and calm. Bring your own coloring book or use pages already at shul. Coloring supplies will be available at shul. Teddy Bear Shabbat: Calling all teddy bear owners of all ages for a teddy bear Shabbat on Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Celebrate Shabbat in a beary joyful way. There will be an oneg Shabbat right after the service. Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble. Maybe. The Israeli prime minister is engulfed simultaneous in four separate scandals, and each day seems to bring him more bad news. Netanyahu could be indicted or pushed out Whether this is the beginning of the end of the Bibi Netanyahu era, or just the latest challenge to a seasoned political survivor, is the hot topic in Israel. First, Netanyahu was accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal gifts from a wealthy American. Then he was accused of making a shady deal with a newspaper publisher. Then he was accused of trying to quash an investigation of his wife. Then came news of another shady deal with another newspaper publisher. At least one of Netanyahus friends has turned on him, and the police have recommended that he be indicted. His opponents have put up a billboard on a major highway suggesting he step down. His allies have hemmed and hawed. All the while, Netanyahu has maintained his innocence, claiming the media and police have conspired against him. Will it all mean the end of Netanyahus nine-year rule? Its too soon to tell. But heres a quick guide to the biggest corruption scandal to rock Israel in years and what it means for Jews outside of Israel. Netanyahu is facing an array of allegations that are hard to follow, even for those who follow Israeli politics. Heres a rundown of the four main accusations: wood producer Arnon Milchan in the form of champagne and cigars totaling about $200,000. The prime minister allegedly returned the favor by pushing for a U.S. visa media coverage by agreeing to back legislation hurting a newspaper that supports his government in return for favorable coverage from a newspaper that usually opposes it. wife, Sara. A senior aide to the prime minister allegedly offered the post of attorney general to a judge if the judge agreed to stop the probe. Sara Netanyahu was indicted last year for improperly spending state funds on fancy cooking. media coverage again. This time, he allegedly supported regulations favoring Bezeq, an Israeli telecom giant, in return for favorable coverage on a news website owned by Bezeqs majority stakeholder. Earlier this month, the Israel Police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted in the this week, turning up more heat on the beleaguered leader. Is this time for real? The prime minister has been accused multiple times of illegally charging the state for personal expenses, along with other allegations, but none of them has ever resulted in an indictment. This time could be different. Along with the recommended indictments, in the cases agreed to become a state witness in return for avoiding prison time. If Israels attorney general decides to indict Netanyahu, it would be an unprecedented legal threat to his leadership. Will Netanyahu have to resign? Other prime ministers facing corruption scandals have quit before this point in the process. Ehud Olmert, who went to prison for bribery, announced his resignation a couple months before the police recommended that he be indicted. But its unclear whether Netanyahu will leave his post. According to a Feb. 21 poll on Israeli Channel 2, half of Israelis say Netanyahu should step down, as opposed to 33 percent who think he should stay. But none of his political allies are calling for him to resign (something that did happen with Olmert), saying theyll wait to see if he is actually indicted. Through it all, Netanyahu has remained the police and the media for seeking to topple him. Hes even adopted the term fake news, a favorite of President Donald Trump. Whats happened over the past two days is simply madness, Netanyahu said in a video posted to Facebook. A scandal. False claims are brought, lies, as part of a hunting campaign against me and my family thats gone on for years And we know the goal: to forcibly create a public cloud over the prime minister. Simply unbelievable. If Netanyahu does resign, it will be the served as prime minister for nearly a decade, representing Israel pugnaciously on the world stage opposing Iran, picking standing up to) the Obama administration, courting the Trump administration and taking a (usually) hard line on the IsraeliPalestinian peace process. Even if he does resign, that does not mean the Israeli government will lurch to the center or left. Netanyahu stepping down would likely trigger an election, and polls show his right-wing Likud party again winning the Lapid and Avi Gabbay, the head of Israels center-left Labor Party, have consistently lagged behind him in surveys.Photo courtesy ofFlash90 The accusations against Benjamin Netanyahu: What you need to know
PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Bar Mitzvah Jordan Howard Lasky, son of Jen Lasky of Lutz, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 10 at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. Jordan is a seventh-grade student at Berkeley Preparatory School. Jordan plays basketball, baseball and swimming. For his mitzvah project, Jordan is a volunteer at Floridas State Basketball Championship Tournament for Special Olympics. Jen Lasky will host a celebration at Congregation Schaarai Zedek on Saturday, March 10. Special guests will include grandparents Patty and Bill Kalish, Tampa; and other family and friends from New York, Texas, Georgia and Florida.Jordan Howard Lasky Community Passover SedersInformation received as of press time:TAMPAFirst Night CH AA B AA D CH AA I OF SOUTH T AMPAAMPA will host a First Night Seder Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. Covert: adult $40; young adult, $36, child, $25; sponsor, $360. The Seder, led by Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, will include special activities for the children designed by Dina Dubrowski. A RSVP to 813-922-1723 or go to; www.chabadchaicenter.com/Seder CH AA B AA D JEWISH STUDENT CENTER at the University of Tampa, 1319 W. North B. St., will hold a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. The Seder is free for students. Contact Rabbi Levi Rivkin at (813) 504-4432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or more information. CONGREG AA TION OR AA H AA V AA H will hold a First Night Seder on F riday, March 30. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the Seder begins at 7 p.m. The meal is vegetarian friendly with $18; $36 for adult guests, free for those under 18. The address will be given with RSVP. For questions and to RSVP by March 26, email email@example.com. First Night & Second Night YOUNG ISR AA EL OF T AMPAAMPA 13207 North 52nd St., will hold a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 8:30 p.m., and Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $25 per person per Seder, USF students are free. For more information call Rabbi Uriel Rivkin at (813) 832-3018. Second Night B AA IS D AA VID CH AA B AA D, 2001 W. Swann Ave., will hold a Second Night Seder for the community on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. RSVP to Rebbetzin Devorah Rivkin at (813) 770-3855. CONGREG AA TIO N SCH AAAA R AA I ZEDEK, 3303 W. Swann Ave., will host a Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m. Member prices: $33 per adult, $18 per child (ages 3-12), toddlers free. Non-member prices: $55 per adult, $35 per child (ages 3-12), toddlers, free. Paid advanced reservations are required by Monday, March 26. CONGREG AA TION BETH AMAM 2030 W Fletcher Ave., will hold a Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31at 6 p.m. Cost had not been set as of press time. RSVP by March 23 to Victoria Cain-Stull at Admin@BethAmTampa.org or call (813) 968-8511. The 20S/30S CONNECTION group will hold a multimedia inter active Seder experience on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave. The cost is $20 per person and reservations are a must. This event is for those 21-39 years old. For questions, contact Lindsey Dewey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 8762377, ext. 221, RSVP at www.zedek. org/20s30s. THE GRE AA TER SEDER The 13th Annual musical comedy Greater Seder will be held on the second night of Passover, Saturday, March 31, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa. This years production is The Music Mensch. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Seder will begin at 7 p.m. The Seder is open to anyone 21 and older. Tickets are $55 per person, or after March 16 $65 per person. Proceeds go to the Tampa Jewish Family Services Community Food Bank. For more information or to buy tickets online, go to www.greaterseder.com.BR AA NDONFirst Night CH AA B AA D OF BR AA NDON/JEW ISH DISCOVERY CENTER, 1578 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m., led by Rabbi Mendel Rubashkin. Open to the community, space is limited. Cost is $36 per person, $118 per family and sponsorships are available. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information or to RSVP: call (813)571-8100, visit online: www.jewishbrandon. com/rsvp, or email: discoveryrabbi@ jewishbrandon.com. Second Night CONGREG AA TION BETH SH AA LO MM 706 Bry an Road, Brandon, will hold a Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m. Cantor Moshe Friedler will lead the Seder. Cost for adults is $36, and children 5-12, $18. Children under 5 are free. Seating is limited and reservations are required by March 16. To RSVP, call (813) 681-6547, email to email@example.com. PP A scoSCO C ountyOUNTY First Night CH AA B AA D JEWISH CENTRE AA T WIREGR AA SS, 2124 Ashley Oaks Circle, Wesley Chapel, will host a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 8:15 p.m. led by Rabbi Mendy Yarmush. All are welcome. Suggested donation, $30 per person; $100 for family; $250 sponsor. For more information and to RSVP, call (813) 642-3244 or go online to www. ChabadatWiregrass.com. PP OLK COUNTYSecond Night TE MPMP LE BETH SH AA LO MM 1029 Bradbury Road, Winter Haven, will hold a Second Night Seder on Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m. Open to the community, the cost is members, $35 per person, non-members, $50 per person. Reservations required by March 19, your check is your reser vation. Mail to Temple Beth Shalom, P. O. Box 313, Winter Haven, FL 33882.The Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation is inviting the Tampa Bay community to its seventh annual golf tournament at the Westchase Golf Club on Sunday, April 29. The tournament registration starts at noon and includes a Bloody Mary bar and a welcome brunch. A shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. and the format is an 18-hole scramble. Those wishing to partici pate can register as a single golfer, foursome or as a sponsor. The entry fee is $100 per player. The entry fee includes 18-holes of golf, entry to the Bloody Mary bar and brunch, drinks on the course, dinner and dessert and a gift bag with t-shirt. There will be many prizes and the $10,000 hole-in-one contest. You may register online at jewishtampa.com. Deadline to register is Monday, April 16. Sponsorships are available for interested companies at the following levels: Gold ($1,000): includes two foursomes and signage on a hole; Silver ($500): includes one foursome and signage on a hole and Blue ($250): includes two players and signage on a hole. All sponsors will have exposure on the Tampa JCCs & Federations website and on all advertising as time allows. The golf tournament is presented by TTS Outdoors Landscaping and Irrigation. Westchase Golf Club is located at 11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa. For more information contact Pam Cotner at (813) 7694748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Save for the date: Tampa JCCs & Federation annual golf tournament April 29SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS
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PAGE 10 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANY Wednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the film HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD Thursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10 LONGING Thursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature Audience SAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE ME Thursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 THE LAST SUIT Thursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership with BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY Thursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 THE CAKEMAKER Friday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the film IN BETWEENSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult ContentSCANDAL IN IVANSKSunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per personITZHAKSunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAELSunday, March 25 | 4:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUERSunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership with THE TESTAMENT Saturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2018 Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMASSunday, March 25 | 1:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 52 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 AND THEN SHE ARRIVED Thursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature Audience BUDAPEST NOIR Friday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content AN ISRAELI LOVE STORYSaturday, March 24 | 9:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language English, Hebrew, Arabic with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANYWednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the filmHEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLDThursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10LONGINGThursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceSAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE METhursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE LAST SUITThursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership withBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYThursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10AND THEN SHE ARRIVEDThursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceTHE CAKEMAKERFriday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the filmBUDAPEST NOIRFriday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content IN BETWEENSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult ContentSCANDAL IN IVANSKSunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per personITZHAKSunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAELSunday, March 25 | 4:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUERSunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership withTO SUPPORT THE TBJFF, VISIT TBJFF.ORG BOX OFFICE OPENS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIMETAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL GREAT FILMS. BUT JEWISH-ER. OPENING NIGHT EVENT MARCH 21FILMS SHOWING IN TAMPA BAY THROUGH MARCH 25FOR FILM & TICKET INFO VISIT TBJFF.ORG OR CALL 813.769.4725 Sponsors as of 2-6-18 THE TESTAMENTSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2018 Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 Sponsors as of 2 16 18DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMASSunday, March 25 | 1:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 52 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10AN ISRAELI LOVE STORYSaturday, March 24 | 9:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language English, Hebrew, Arabic with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content CELEBRATING 22 YEARS IN FILM MARCH 20-25, 2018 TAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFEATURED AT THE SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION GASPARILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Herman Forbes Charitable Trust JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS & FEDERATIONTampaSara and David Scher AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FAMILY FILM AWARD
FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 11 OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANYWednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the filmHEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLDThursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10LONGINGThursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceSAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE METhursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE LAST SUITThursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership withBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYThursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE CAKEMAKERFriday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the film IN BETWEEN Saturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content SCANDAL IN IVANSK Sunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per person ITZHAK Sunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL Sunday, March 25 | 4:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10 THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER Sunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership with THE TESTAMENTSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2018 Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS Sunday, March 25 | 1:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 52 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 AND THEN SHE ARRIVEDThursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceBUDAPEST NOIRFriday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY Saturday, March 24 | 9:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language English, Hebrew, Arabic with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content OPENING NIGHT EVENT BYE BYE GERMANYWednesday, March 21 Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM Theater Doors Open | 7:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles Admission $36 | Includes Hors doeuvres, Cocktails and Dessert Reception following the filmHEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLDThursday, March 22 | 6:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 An open discussion with Heather Booth immediately following the film Running Time 60 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission $10LONGINGThursday, March 22 | 8:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceSAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE METhursday, March 22 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 100 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10THE LAST SUITThursday, March 22 | 7:00 PM Central Park Performing Arts Center A Mens Club Special Engagement Running Time 86 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Dessert Reception following the film In Partnership withBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYThursday, March 22 | 1:00 PM Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas Running Time 90 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10AND THEN SHE ARRIVEDThursday, March 22 | 11:00 AM Carollwood Villagio Cinemas Friday, March 23 | 11:00 AM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 104 minutes Genre Romantic Comedy, Family Year 2017 | Language Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Mature AudienceTHE CAKEMAKERFriday, March 23 | 1:30 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language German, Hebrew with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Includes Cake & Coffee after the filmBUDAPEST NOIRFriday, March 23 | 4:00 PM AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10 Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 95 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2017 Language Hungarian with English Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content IN BETWEENSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult ContentSCANDAL IN IVANSKSunday, March 25 | 10:45 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 78 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10 Kosher Chinese Buffet Lunch before the film Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM $12 per personITZHAKSunday, March 25 | 2:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 83 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English, Hebrew with Subtitles Admission $10HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAELSunday, March 25 | 4:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2Q&A with surprise guests from Team Israel and Israel Baseball, including the Arizona Diamondbacks Scout and architect of Team Israels roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated by Jonathan Mayo, MLB.coms draft and prospect expert | 5:30 PM Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary Year 2017 | Language English Admission: Children $5 | Adults $10THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUERSunday, March 25 | 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 1 Running Time 105 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2015 Language English, German, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 In Partnership withTO SUPPORT THE TBJFF, VISIT TBJFF.ORG BOX OFFICE OPENS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIMETAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL GREAT FILMS. BUT JEWISH-ER. OPENING NIGHT EVENT MARCH 21FILMS SHOWING IN TAMPA BAY THROUGH MARCH 25FOR FILM & TICKET INFO VISIT TBJFF.ORG OR CALL 813.769.4725 Sponsors as of 2-6-18 THE TESTAMENTSaturday, March 24 | 7:30 PM AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2018 Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish with Subtitles Admission $10 Sponsors as of 2 16 18 DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMASSunday, March 25 | 1:30 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Theater 2 Running Time 52 minutes Genre Documentary | Year 2017 Language English Admission $10AN ISRAELI LOVE STORYSaturday, March 24 | 9:30 PM AMC Sundial 20 Running Time 96 minutes Genre Narrative | Year 2016 Language English, Hebrew, Arabic with Subtitles Admission $10 | Adult Content CELEBRATING 22 YEARS IN FILM MARCH 20-25, 2018TAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFEATURED AT THE SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION GASPARILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Herman Forbes Charitable Trust JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS & FEDERATION Tampa Sara and David Scher AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FAMILY FILM AWARD
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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 13 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018THIS PAGE SPONSORED BY MENORAH MANOR 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon On Wednesday, February 7, Menorah Manor recognized more than one hundred active volunteers at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The event began with a heartfelt welcome from Barry Kanner, Menorah Manor Chair. Other speakers included Robert Goldstein, chief executive ofcer; Doris Rosenblatt, Menorah Manor Resident Council president; Barbara Baughman, Menorah Manor Guild president; Bonnie Berman, director of volunteers; and Dr. Steven Warren. Dr. Steven Warren established the Gail S. Warren Volunteer Education Endowment Fund in 2009 in memory of his late wife, Gail. For many years, Gail was Menorah Manors director of volunteers and made an extraordinary impact on the community and the seniors Menorah Manor cares for. Each year in memory of Gail, a volunteer is honored with the Gail S. Warren Volunteer of the Year Award. This years Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Lore Lynn. Lore, a Samson Nursing Center volunteer, has been involved with Menorah Manor for more than a decade. Lore works closely with staff members to assist with many activities, including bingo, Baking Buddies, Yiddish Lotto, and delivering owers to new residents. Lore, who also serves on the Guild board, has contributed more than 16,000 hours of service. Outstanding Service Awards were presented to Lillian Pessis, Richard McKee, Daniel Eldridge, and Hilda Colick for each contributing 1,000 hours of service. Jackie Kanner was honored for contributing over 2,500 hours of service, and Barbara Baughman was honored for contributing 5,000 hours of service. The Menorah Manor Family would like to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication to our residents. Thank you for everything you do! (L-R) Dr. Steven Warren; Bonnie Berman; Lore Lynn, winner of the Gail S. Warren Volunteer of the Year award; Barry Kanner; and Robert Goldstein, chief executive ofcer of Menorah Manor. (L-R) Bonnie Berman; Lillian Pessis, winner of an Outstanding Service Award; and Robert Goldstein (L-R) Bonnie Berman; Barbara Baughman, winner of an Outstanding Service award; and Robert Goldstein (L-R) Susie Berman, Menorah Manor Foundation Chair; and Phyllis Werner, Menorah Manor Foundation Trustee Doris Rosenblatt, Menorah Manor Resident Council President (L-R) Founders Association Members Dell Krug and Edie Seligman More than a hundred volunteers were honored at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. (L-R) Lore Lynn, winner of the Gail S. Warren Volunteer of the Year award; and Iris Salzer www.menorahmanor.org (727) 345-2775
PAGE 14 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 EICHMANNIncluded in the exhibit are original 1950s and s artifacts, photofeatures to tell a story of espionage, Â of Argentina, and the original letter Â created an exhibit in Mossad headthe public until 2011when it was Â Â A highlight of the exhibition is proof glass booth in which the acThe capture and trial were the ister Ben Gurion, who in 1957 told It was the suspicions of that blind Â with his wife and their beautiful sons to retain their original last If you gonale is included with regular for seniors At one point after getting the tip Aires, Mossad sent an agent who Â ter, Mossad sprang into action, sending agents to Buenos Aires, 10 days before they were able to Â The exhibit shows an original 11 agents sent to Argentina for help celebrate Argentinas 150th Â Mossad agents planned to pass thorities challenged his boarding would be drugged before boardlessen the chance he would alert A Mossad agent went to a local ian authorities did not challenge the news of his capture was announced on all 15 counts and was hanged
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 15 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Organizations HadassahSex in the Talmud?: Author Maggie Anton will speak about her newest book, Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the Rabbis had to Say About You-KnowWhat, at a meeting of the Tampa Ameet chapter of Hadassah on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa. Antons program is called Talmud After Dark. Her book takes 50 Talmudic discussions, mixes in pithy quotes from comediennes Mae West and Amy Schumer to cartoons, and produces a lighthearted, in-depth look at what the ancient Jewish sages say about our most intimate relationships. After Antons Hadassah presentation there will be a question and answer period. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a dessert buffet. Tickets are $25; $100 for patrons, which includes two tickets and a cocktail reception with the author. Propital. For more information, call Michele Norris (813) 352-8765 or Jane Strom (813) 334-6812. Bnai BrithHorsing around fundraiser: Brith will be going to Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m. for its annual fundraiser. A full brunch will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and Â includes admission to the track, racing program, brunch and gratuities. RSVP to Arlene Berger by Marth 11. For RSVP information, call Berger at (727) 726-9579.Genealogical SocietyImmigration research: ety of Tampa Bay will offer the second of Â a two-part seminar ti Â Immigration Research: Why You Cant Find Your Bubbes Immi gration Record on Sunday, March Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. This seminar will enable participants to discover their familys immigra tion records. The presentation will concentrate on both traditional and recently available internet resources. Â Dr. Emil H. Isaacson, who will lead the seminar, has more than 33 years of experience in genealogy. The seminar is free to members; non-members $25 for individuals or $35 for a family, which will include an annual membership. To pre-register for the class or for more information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 7967981.Job-LinksMonday Morning Links: Free sessions of Monday Morning Links are offered at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa from 9:30 11 a.m. On March 5 the topic is How to Write a Robot Friendly Resume; the March 12 topic is 7 Keys to Take Charge of Your Interview; the March 19 topic is Linked-in From a Recruit er Perspective and the March 26 topic is Staying Motivated During Career Transition. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation. Job-search aids: There are Success workshops on select Thursdays to aid with job-search skills. On March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the topic is PeopleMap Understanding the Fort Personality Types; on March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the topic is Is Your Network Working for You and on April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the topic is Customize Your Resume for the Job You Want. The workshops are free for Â TampaBay Job-Links Â full program participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. Â T o RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email Â RSVP@TBJL. org. Special event: On March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., photographer Allie Serrano for be on-hand for a photo shoot for job seekers. Jewish War VeteransVolunteers needed: The Jewish War Veterans Post 373 is seeking members who would like to help ill and disabled veterans. Contact Commander Jack Rudowsky at (813) 598-8061 or email email@example.com. Â Young Adults#Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities designed to help young adults connect. It is open to young adults of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for any #Gather events, visit: www.bryanglazerfamilyjcc.com/gather or contact Lisa Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 769-4723. Wearable art: Take your rummaging skills to the next level at a Junk Box Jewelry event on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the visual arts center in Tampa. Choose from a variety of unsuspecting items to combine, alter, fabricate and recombine into wearable jewelry. Dig through a treasure trove of metal, parts, pieces, leather, hinges, springs, zippers and other found and recycled options to create your very own piece of original jewelry. Bring snacks and wine to share during social hour. The cost is $10Active 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. Advance registration is also required through the USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for Osher classes offered at either JCC. For more information on those classes, contact the institute at (813) 974-8036, Discover Opera: Experience Discover Opera at the Straz Center for Performing Arts Morsani Hall on Sunday, March 18 from 12:304 p.m., preceded by lunch in the Sono Caf. Discover Opera is an interactive forum designed to enrich the publics opera experience. It features the operas managing director, choral master, stage director and principals who will perform arias from Opera Tampas production of Macbeth. The event is free, but the cost of lunch is not included. Transportation is available. Bridge lessons: Those who want to learn how to play bridge or improve their game can take sixJCC Fridays from March 2 through April 6. This is for players at any level and sessions are from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for members; $60 for non-members. Â Floridas forgotten heroes: Learn about some of the state s little known luminaries in Lynne Mormino, on Wednesdays, March 21 and 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for the two sessions. This is an Osher class offered through USF. The other four questions: Rabbi Jason Rosenberg of Congregation Beth Am will lead lunch and learn classes at the Cohn campus to explain the background and next class on Wednesday, March 7 at noon will focus on Passover. Additional classes will be held in April and May, with topics to be announced later. The program is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested to cover the cost of lunch. Canasta: Meet in the senior lounge at the Cohn campus every Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. for friendly games of canasta. Movie matinee: Enjoy a clasWednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon on the Cohn campus. There is no charge to attend. On March 7, the movie will be Driving Miss Daisy. Â Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth W eston and other Yiddish enthusiasts on Thursday, March. 22 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Cohn campus to share favorite expressions and reminisce. This program is free. Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber 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. Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. At the Cohn campus, there will be open play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 3:30 p.m. Also, at that location there will be guided instruction to learn the basics on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. at a cost of $5 for members and $10 for guests. Â sions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. This is free for all members. Novices and experienced players Â JCC, lessons will be offered on Sundays, March 18 through April 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-members, with advanced regJCC for more information. JetSetters: The Phyllis Bor rell JetSetters social group for adults of all ages meets at both JCCs for an hour-long program 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. Â On March 14 there will be a Touch of Irish presentation by the Treble Clefs. The JetSetters group also meets on the Cohn campus on the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. On March 22 meeting will feature singing along to vaudeville tunes with Joy KatzenGuthrie. The lunch is free for members, though a donation of $5 is suggested. Â News talk: This discussion group, meeting at both JCCs, is led by Pat Renfroe and explores hot button issues of the day. Upcoming News Talk sessions at 7-8:30 p.m. These sessions are free. The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Topics are: March 9, political parties, and March 23, voting in America. There is no charge to attend. Â Tampa history series: Learn about Tampas history dur ing free sessions led by Carl Zielonka March 7 from 1-2 p.m. the topic will be on Hyde Park, Tampas ough River. Culture Caf: the scenes look on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. as University of Tampa dance students and faculty show how they create choreography and prepare for per formances. See pieces performed live and join in a question and answer session. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-mem bers. Mens Club: This group will meet on Tuesdays, March 13 and JCC for men to gather in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Potential activities include poker, billiards, ping-pong, sporting events, volunteering or discussions. Bingo: Enjoy bingo games with pizza at the Cohn campus on Thursday, March 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. All that Jazz: The Culture Wednesday, March 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at a cost of $10 for members and $15 for guests. Support groupsAlzheimers caregiver group: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. Petersmonth from 3:30-5 p.m. Â For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750. Jewish governor of Missouri, has been indicted for felony invasion of privacy after allegedly blackmailing a former lover. resisted bipartisan calls to step down after news emerged he had an affair in 2015, and allegedly threatened to release a photo of the woman in a compromising poitens has admitted to the affair but says he did nothing illegal. The grand jury indictment accuses him of photographing the woman, then transmitting the photo in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer, according to the Kansas City Star. has seven military awards include the Bronze Star. He was elected in November 2016.Missouri governor indicted in fallout from affair(JTA) The newly passed Polish Holocaust law will not lead to criminal charges, according to a government minister. The law, which takes effect at the end of the month, criminalizes claims that the Polish nation or state are responsible for Nazi crimes. Deputy Foreign Minister Bar tosz Cichocki said in an inter view on Polish television that no criminal charges will be brought against offenders, but Poland will require some remedy for untrue statements, The Associated Press reported. Poland will react, demand but no means of prosecution will be implemented, Cichocki said on TVN24. The law, which has been sent to the countrys Constitutional Court for review, provides for jail sentences of up to three years for violations, such as using the term Polish death camp. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spurred more Israeli and Jewish upset over the law with remarks he made recently in an interview at the Munich Security Conference. Of course its not going to be punishable, [its] not going to be seen as criminal to say that there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish per petrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukraitors, Morawiecki told an Israeli reporter.Polish ofcial: Holocaust law will not lead to criminal charges
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Born in New York, he was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He lived in San Antonio, TX, and worked as a civil engineer on military installations and later earned a law degree and practiced law. Survivors include his daughters; Jeanette Fleischer, Bethina Fleischer, and Michelle Fleischer; brother and sister-in-law, Murray and Norma Fleischer and a granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) BEVERLY LA B EV (FRIEDMAN) L EVINE, 91, of Cincinnati OH, died Feb. 17. Survivors include her children; Iris (Steven) Pastor, Steven Levine, and Lori (Jeff) Luckman; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (www.cincymuseum.org) or National WWII Museum (www.nationalww2mseum. org) or Innocence Project (www.innocenceproject. org). (Weil Funeral Home) ROSA M ILLER, 88, of Tampa, died Feb. 4. Born in Salonica, Greece, she and her immediate family survived World War II and the Holocaust. She was a master linguist receiving many awards with the CIA and NSA. Retiring in 2001 she and her late husband Sheldon moved to Tampa. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Anne Miller-Rame and Michael Rame, and Joan Miller-Caramalis and John Caramalis. The family suggests memorials to The Florida Holocaust Museum or Michael J. Fox DR. ARTHUR WA LTZER, 81, of Tampa, died Feb. 17. A Tampa native, he was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Medical School and was a member of AEPi fraternity. He completed his chief surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati and served as a MASH surgeon in Vietnam as a captain in the U.S. Army. Returning to Tampa he practiced general and vascular surgery for more than 35 years, served as chief of surgery at University Community Hospital and taught surgical residents at USF college of Medicine. He was a past president of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and a former member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom and member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek. Survivors include his wife of 37 years Rose (Ree) Waltzer; sons and daughter-in-law, Garrett Waltzer, Adam and Shige Waltzer, Dr. Joel Waltzer; daughter Megan Waltzer; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) By BEN SALES JTA news serviceAs he leads the police response to the school shooting in Parkland, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is likely enduring some of the toughest days of his career. And hes probably looking to his Judaism to guide him through it. iff, and its an identity he has embraced. A the South Florida Sun-Sentinel centers on the role that faith in general, and Judaism in particular, plays in his life. My Jewish faith is a central part of my ing. My late father Sonny Israel fought in cer because he believed in the call from the Talmud that Whoever saves one life saves an entire world. Those words guided my brother and I, as we also became police ofIsrael is the sheriff in charge of the area that includes Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 faculty and students were killed by a gunman on Feb. 14. This is a terrible day for Parkland, Broward County, the state of Florida and the United States, he told reporters that day. My very own triplets went to that school and graduated, in Stoneman Douglas. They played football and lacrosse at that school. Its just catastrophic. There really are no words. Israel graduated from what is now the State University of New York at Cortland in 1977 with a degree in political science, on law enforcement, including a course of study at the FBI National Academy. He joined the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in 1979 and served on the narcotics unit and the SWAT team. A Democrat, he was elected sheriff in 2012 and re-elected four years later. The Photo by Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty ImagesBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaking at a news conference near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland the day after 17 people were killed there by a lone gunman.The Jewish sheriff leading the response to the Florida school shooting quotes the Talmud county is home to a large Jewish population. issues. Bible. A 2013 Sun-Sentinel article about Eishet Chayil, the Jewish poem about a
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 17 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Limited time oer. 2018 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo, DIRECTV and all other DIRECTV marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T a liated c ompanies. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. IV Technologies Inc.Learn how to get an iPhone 8 on usAsk an as sociate for details.855-419-4103NRO PD T 0118 5323 E Theres no cost to you! CALL (844) 479-9559 rrrrf rntbr bbbrn rbrbfreerrbbrr r r br rr rr brr brb rb HONORINGwith special needs kids. Another volunteer at the center, Gina Montalto, also was killed in the shooting. Jeb Niewood, president of The Friendship Initiative, remem bered Guttenberg as a genuine person who loved helping others. In her free time, Guttenberg also loved to dance, and she was involved with a local dance studio, according to Facebook posts. Of all the Jewish victims of the shootings, Jaimes family has perhaps been the most outspoken about the need for legislation to prevent another school massacre. Jaimes father, Fred, spoke at a CNN town hall in Sunrise on Feb. 21 and told Sen. Marco Rubio that his comments since the shooting and the need for gun control are pathetically weak. My daughter was hunted last week She was massacred. I am enraged, he told Rubio. Look at me and tell me that guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week. Rubio responded that guns were a factor but said the issue of gun control is a complicated one, and when pushed by a student, refused to say he would not stop accepting contributions from the NRA. The Feb. 18 funerals for Jamie and another victim, Alex Schacther were moved to a Fort Lauderdale hotel to accommodate more than a thousand mourners. Alyssa Alhadeff Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, was a mature, laidback girl who loved soccer and made friends easily. She the school soccer team, earning newspaper coverage for her achievements on Shes the sweetest, Alhadeffs grand mother, Vicky Alhadeff, told Miamis Channel 7 News. Shes a big soccer player, very smart, shes in track. Shes very popular, a very beautiful girl. Oh my God, shes my life. How could I not love her? Shes my granddaughter. Honor her legacy with positive actions and be her voice, Rabbi Shuey Biston of the Chabad of Parkland told those who came to remember he son, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel Mourners spilled onto the sidewalk of Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel in North Lauderdale on Feb. 16. They included fellow students who remembered Alyssa as an excellent student and athlete who spoke of attending law school, according to the Sun-Sentinel Her mother, Lori Alhadeff, who in an interview with CNN, begged President Donald Trump to take action to prevent future mass shootings. At the CNN town hall a few days later, she expressed anger and frustration. I am tired of people doing nothing, Alyssa had attended Camp Coleman in Georgia, a Reform Jewish camp, for one summer, and was planning on returning this year. Staff there remembered her as being like an angel, always happy to help out and quick to adjust to a new environment. A soccer scholarship has been set up in her memory through GoFundMe. Meadow Pollack Meadow Pollack, 18, a senior, had planned to go to Lynn University in nearby Boca Raton next year. Her father, Andrew Pollack, attended a listening session with President Trump at the White House on Feb. 21 and told Trump that it must be the last school shooting. My daughter is in King David Cemetery, Pollack said. Never, ever will I see my kid, its an eternity. Pollack, surrounded by his three sons, asked the president, How many schools, how many children have to get shot? Pollack called for increased security at schools, noting that the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 triggered immediate enhanced protections for airliners, while despite a succession of school shootings these facili ties remain vulnerable. He advised against litigating gun laws for now, saying the issue was too divisive. Its not about gun laws right now thats At Meadows funeral Feb. 16 at Temple Kol Tikvah, her dad talked about the thoughts that haunt him. You killed my kid. My kid is dead goes through my head all day and all night. I keep hearing it over and over, he said, accord ing to a Sun-Sentinel report. I have always been able to protect my family. Our kids should be safe but my princess wasnt safe. Rabbi Bradd Boxman called on those who were present to do an act of kindness in Meadows memory. We must carry Meadows love forward and not let it die in a pine wood box, Rabbi Boxman said, according to the Associated Press. Alex Schachter, 14, was a member of the schools marching band and orchestra, playing baritone and trombone. I felt he really had a bright future on the trombone, Alexander Kaminsky, director of bands at the Parkland high school, told the Sun-Sentinel. The Miami Herald reported that remembrances at the Feb. 18 funeral focused on his love for movies, his humor and his passion for the high schools marching band as well as the secret ingredi ents in his special smoothie. A Go Fund Me page was set up by Alexs family for a scholarship. In an effort to continue his memory, this scholarship is being created to help other students experience the joys of music as well as fund increased security at schools. Please help keep Alexs spirit alive, the page said. The money raised will be sent to the Stoneman Douglas Marching Eagles. Alexs father read a poem at the CNN town hall meeting that his son had written that likened life to a rollercoaster ride, with the rider never knowing when it would stop. Scott Beigel Scott Beigel, 35, was a geography teacher and cross country coach at the school. He was also a longtime counselor at Camp Starlight, a predominantly Jewish camp in Pennslyvania. Beigel is credited own life to save students by opening his classroom door to students looking for a place to hide. He was shot while closing the door behind them. One of the students, Kelsey Friend, recounted how Beigel let her and other students into his classroom and then attempted to lock the door. Friend said she would likely not be alive had Beigel not opened the door for her and called Beigel a really amazing teacher. Linda Shulman, Beigels mother confronted the NRAs Dana Loesch at the CNN town hall, demanding to know: Why are my sons unalienable rights not protected as Hundreds of family, friends, students and colleagues attended the Beigels funeral on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton. Camp Starlight, recounted a chilling conversation when they were watching cover age of another school shooting. If he ever was the victim of a school shooting, Beigel said he didnt want Gossler to talk about the hero stuff, Gossler related at the funeral Nevertheless that was the word being used to describe Beigel. In a Facebook post, Camp Starlight, called him a beloved friend and hero. I am not at all surprised to hear that he endangered his own life to save others, wrote Liza Luxenberg, a friend from the camp. He has always been a hero to me as a friend and now unfortunately the rest of the world gets to learn of his heroism in this tragedy. A Scott Beigel Memorial Fund has been set up to fund scholarships to the camp. Alyssa Alhadeff Meadow Pollack Scott Beigel valorous woman excerpted from Proverbs and traditionally sung on Friday night, as well as Ecclesiastes. That is why I always strive to do what is right, what is best, what will help people. This is why this message is impor tant regardless of your personal faith because I want my children and grandchildren to always be able to look back with pride someday at my legacy as they continue to pass down our faith and legacy of public service. Israel told the Sun-Sentinel that he attends the Parkland Chabad, and he is comfortable in churches as well as synagogues. His wife, Susan, is Christian, and they raised their children in both religions. I am Jewish, he told the Sun-Sentinel. Susan is Christian. Like most families with parents of different faiths, we raised our children with extensive exposure to both our faiths. The triplets were all bar/bat mitzvahed. Now that the triplets are adults, they each have the free choice to decide their own faith.
PAGE 18 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival ScheduleWEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 OPENING NNIGHT Bye Bye GermanyBryan Glazer Family JCC Cocktail hour 6 p.m., Theater opens 7 p.m.Bye Bye Germany is an awardÂ THURSDAY, MARCH 22 HHILLSBoORoOUGH CoOUNTY And Then She Arrived Villagio Cinema of Carrollwood, 11 a.m.Â And Then She Arrived Â Â Mr. Predictable Â The Womens Balcony Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Villagio Cinema of Carrollwood, 1 p.m.Bombshell Sammy Davis Jr.: Ive Gotta Be MeAMC Classic Centro Ybor, 5 p.m.Â Sammy Davis Jr.: Ive Gotta Be Me Â Heather Booth: Changing the World Bryan Glazer Family JCC, Theater 1, 6:30 p.m. Heather Booth will lead an open LongingBryan Glazer Family JCC, Theater 2, 8 p.m. Â Longing. PPINELLAS CoOUNTY The Last Suit Largo Central Park Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.A dessert reception will follow the movie. Sponsored in partnership with Federation of Jewish Mens Club and Men of Reform Judaism. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 HHILLSBoORoOUGH CoOUNTY The Cakemaker Villagio Cinema of Carrollwood, 1:30 p.m. Cake and coffee will be offered Budapest Noir AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10, 5 p.m.Â Budapest Noir PPINELLAS CoOUNTY And Then She Arrived AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10, 11 a.m. Budapest Noir AMC Classic Palm Harbor 10, 4 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 HHILLSBoORoOUGH CoOUNTY The Testament AMC Classic Centro Ybor 10, 7:30 p.m. The Testament PPINELLAS CoOUNTY In Between AMC Sundial 20, 7:30 p.m. An Israeli Love Story AMC Sundial 20, 9:30 p.m.
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 19 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 rfntbrtrf rfntbrtfrttf ttrtrrtft ntrfftf rf rfnftfbfrn tbrrrf n nr fft fr frrbfbrfr trfftf t ntt rfbf trftbrtt rrtfrrtrftbrtt rfftrftbrtt rfbff f tb brt tfrf trrf bf f n bf t rrfb ftf rf f FESTIVALThe year is 1947. Eighteenyear-old Margalit lives in a settle ment in northern Israel. One day she meets 24-year-old Eli Ben Zvi. She tries to get close to him, but things dont go so smoothly. He has a girlfriend and is busy with the dramatic events preceding the birth of Israel. Slowly the barriers come down, Eli discovers Margalit and they move in together. They set up a date for their wedding, but Israels harsh reality intervenes. Admission: $10 SUNDAY, MARCH 25 HILLSBOROUGhH COUNTY Scandal in Ivansk Glazer JCC, Theater 1 10:45 a.m.In the small Polish town of Ivansk, most of the Jews were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. A group of descendants of Ivansk Jews restore the towns cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word collaborator, a national scandal is unleashed. This eyeopening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation wont accept collaborator to describe Polish people who aided genocide of Jews. Admission: $10Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas Glazer JCC, Theater 2, 1:30 p.m.In an irony of ironies, it was Jewish immigrant outsiders Ir ving Berlin, Mel Torm and many as a secular and inclusive cultural phenomenon. Penning such yuleLet It Snow and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, these artdays through musical merriment. A panoply of performers delivers renditions of these beloved melorestaurant, while musicologists, religious leaders, comedians and others add insights into the contradictory and poignant relationship American Jews have with The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (also written by a Jew). Admission: $10. Kosher Chinese buffet lunch beItzhakGlazer JCC, Theater 1 2:30 p.m. Â examines the life and glorious music of Israeli-born Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the greatest living violinist. Ar chival materials and performance clips, including a breakthrough appearance on Â Â at age 13, combined with behind-the-scenes moments of the venerated artist. Perlmans musical discipline contrasts with an intimate view of his home life, as a modern Jewish family embraces its heritage in a changing world. Admission: $10Heading Home: The Tale of Team IsraelGlazer JCC, Theater 2, 4 p.m. Heading Home charts the under dog journey of Israels national baseball team competing for the the worlds best in 2017, eligible to play in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American major league players, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, and never having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. raels roster) Alex Jacobs after Admission: $5 for kids, $10 for adultsThe People vs. Fritz Bauer Glazer JCC, Theater 1, 6 p.m. postwar 1950s, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting its recent past. Against this backdrop, the implacable Attorney General Fritz Bauer (Burghart Klaubner) is committed to holding leaders of the Third Reich to account. He is stymied at every turn by authorities with Nazi ties, now in top government positions. While slandered in the court of public opinion by foes seeking to silence him, the tenacious Bauer pursues a forbidden alliance with Israeli spy agency Mossad to apprehend Holocaust mastermind Adolph Eichmann. Admission: $10 to sell-out this year, so pre-pur chase of festival tickets is suggested at www.tbjff.or g. For more the ad on Pages 10-11 or go to the website. The 2018 festival is co-produced by Tampa sponsored by the Florida Department of State Trust and Sara and David Scher. To become a corporate sponsor or patron of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, call (813) 769-4725 or visit the website.
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JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 3B JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 3B Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide JAG STUDIOSFall: Its the most wedding-ful time of the yearBy Nola Sarkisian-Miller CTW FeaturesAlong with adversely impacting our planet, activity: weddings. According to The Knots 2016 wedding statistics, fall has overtaken summer as the most popular wedding season with 40 per cent of couples planning fall ceremonies. Falls warmer months and cheaper fees are a huge selling point. So, if brides want to lock in a special date during this busy time, they shouldnt wait, especially if looking for a destination with fall foliage as the backdrop. The number one thing to do is plan ahead, says Jaclyn in Hyde Park, VT, catering to $250,000 to $1 million wed dings. Book at least eight months out to ensure you get your preferred date, venue, planner and photographer secured. Another thing to consider is how much work a couple wants to invest in the wedding. Would the duo prefer to research everything or book a package complete with catering and wedding vendors and coast through the planning process? where they control the details, says Mandy Connor, owner of Hummingbird Bridal and Events, in Boston. Others say that it can cost more than they realize so make sure the venues are upfront about all of that. For those who are DIYers and call Pinterest home, places like Overbrook House in Cape Cod, MA, are a favorite option where couples are responsible for everything from catering to the music. At Overbrook House, brides can realize their site featuring a 1920s era home with spacious grounds cover ing 250 acres. Another option to consider is how long you want that wed ding celebration to last. If couples would love a marathon of guests for a weekend or more can help edit down your search. that can really tell your story and offer activities that you would all like, Watson says. Outdoor activities abound at the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, CT. Built in 1757 when the area was a shipping botanical garden along the Lieutenant River. For a festive weekend, book a ride on a steam locomotive or a riverboat cruise in between some mountain biking and golf. ding setting means traveling out of the way. Still, for Florida brides, it doesnt have to mean traveling a thousand miles or more with little accessibility. One such spot is Vecoma at the Yellow River, Inc. In Snell ville, GA, which offers picturesque wedding sites including those by the river and the front lawn. It is about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta and offers plenty of nearby lodging for Vecoma owner and president Judith Warren understands the stresses and neuroses of wedding planning, especially for couples that do not live in the area. So bring on the phone calls and emails, Warren says. When it comes to planning outdoor fall weddings, couples naturally worry about the remote chance of inclement weath er, so make sure venues offer Plan B contingencies. October is apparently the driest month in Atlanta, according to War ren. For fall color fanatics, Oct. 14 to Nov. 18 guarantees the most brilliant hues in her neck of the woods. (Of course, keep in mind that farther north the colors peak earlier). R, Warren says. If it does, we have our covered deck or JAG STUDIOS 2016 wedding statistics, fall has overtaken cent of couples planning fall ceremonies. Falls warmer So, if brides want to lock in a special date during this busy time, they shouldnt wait, especially if looking for a The number one thing to do is plan ahead, says Jaclyn in Hyde Park, VT, catering to $250,000 to $1 million wed dings. Book at least eight months out to ensure you get your preferred date, venue, planner and photographer secured. Another thing to consider is how much work a couple wants botanical garden along the Lieutenant River. For a festive Image courtesy Vecoma
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PETERSBURG By RENEE LEE CTW FeaturesW hat screams tropical wedding more than with bright pops of pink, luscious green and tan (reminiscent of sandy beaches, anyone?) The Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas specializes in tropical-themed weddings, and to achieve that aesthetic, its all about decor, said Michelle Goldberg, Tropicanas marketing projects manager. Whether you choose to get married indoors or outdoors, you can always add exotic foliage, a bright color scheme and Chivari chairs to achieve a tropical setting for your wedding. The lush oral For that exotic feel, its all about bringing the tropics to your theme an island aesthetic by decorating with palm leaves and bright, color Hala Tropical Flowers, a 10-acre of Hana, Hawaii, specializes in helping bring the abundance of and groom.For a bride planning a tropical themed wedding, I recommend using some of my favorite ger and King Protea, said Halas white torch ginger and tubarose can add to the fun island vibe, while garden roses can add a touch of romance, she added. Eucalyptus and heliotrope plants are also some of Keays favorites for adding tropical greenery. ments like bouquets, many tropicalthemed weddings also feature orchids and greenery in other decor elements palm leaves are especially striking as escort cards or as part of tablescapes, while they can also adorn tropical wedding cakes. Fun, pineapple-lled decor Whats the hottest wedding decor trend of the year? For Tropicanas ple. Use the quintessential tropical fruit to add a pop of the islands or a pop of color (think attention-getting gold or bright yellow-painted pineapples) and think beyond pineapples by including other on-theme Whisk your wedding to the islands without leaving homeIMAGES COURTE S Y ACQUA PHOTO fruits like bananas, mangoes, papayas or eye-catching Buddhas hand. For even more tropical flair, gos, colorful leis, sand dollars (great for escort cards or table cards), seashells or candles. For fun while striking a pose, set up a photo booth with tropical props like sunglasses, straw hats and coconut bras.DRESS grocery list or the errands yet to be run. But it felt wrong for me. Thats when I decided I wanted my own. This began a strange journey I looked in all the usual places: the temple gift shop, a local Judaica store, and many online sites. Nothing looked like something Id really love to wrap myself in. Eventually, the idea got put on hold. With the kids gone, we started to talk about downsizing. Id really only begun to think about paring our possessions when the house sold. Suddenly, we were at warp speed, shedding trophies and treasures with abandon. My to-do list had sub-lists. And then, while clearing out a closet, I found my wedding dress, from 40 years ago. Id kept it, thinking Id have it dyed, so I could wear it to someone elses wedding. Then life got in the way, and it had gotten shoved deeper into the closet. Nervously, I tried it on, and was body, thanks to the triple threat of kids, life and gravity, has a different shape now. Wearing it as a dress was clearly out of the question. However, when I put that dress on, I felt love the love my husband and I share as well as that of all the others I loved who were at our wedding and no longer alive. It was a feeling I really didnt want to let go of. I wondered: Could this, my wedding dress, be made into a tallis? The Jewish Press welcomes announcements of engagements and weddings of couples in which one or both are residents or former residents of the Tampa Bay area. The paper also will run announcements if any of the couples parents are residents here. Either There is no charge for announcements or an accompanying photo. A headshot of the couple is preferable. If sending via email, the photo should be high resolution (300 dpi). Announcements are run on a space available basis in the paper of residence and/or employment. No form is needed. Mail or email information traditionally included in an engagement or wedding announcement such as the city/state residence of the bride and bridegroom, education and employment, parents and grandparents, if still living. For the engagement announcement, you may want to include when and where the ceremony will be. The honeymoon destination and where the newlyweds are living. All information submitted will be published at the discretion of the newspaper. firstname.lastname@example.org. Online, I found a woman who does just that. I mailed her the dress, told her what Id like, and several weeks later she sent me exactly what Id been looking for. No, Im not more observant now. But when Im in synagogue and wrap myself in my very own tallis, my wedding dress tallis, I feel that Im wrapping myself in love. And I know why Im there. (JoAnn Abrahams diverse careers have included teaching journalism, marketing for a major nondiscovered that freelancing offers
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No equivalent really exists in Judaism, but I did appreciate it very much when our rabbi offered an opportunity to sit and meet with him a few times to discuss how we wanted our lives to look as a married couple. (I would also love to go back in time and see what we said, since I am sure we didnt really think we would have six kids, but thats another story.) Ask your rabbi if you can do the same. Its a good way to talk about things you may not have already discussed, like how religious you want your life to be, how you want to raise any kids, how you want to handle money and so forth. Genetic screening Heres another one you may not have discussed: genetic screening. Before marrying, get tested for Jewish genetic diseases. Most people get reassuring results, but even if you both test positive as carriers, there are options to help you have healthy children. Its super common to be a carrier for some kind of genetic disease: One in three Jews is a healthy carrier. The crazy part is you have no idea without testing. lineage subsidized testing for more than 200 genetic diseases. or Mizrahi backgrounds, as well as interfaith couples. You can do the test at home and register online. Consider the paperwork Youre probably going to want a ketubah, a Jewish marriage contract. While I have a rabbi friend who refers to it somewhat pejoratively as an Aramaic document of acquisition, I see it as an opportunity to frame your marriage and mutual Jewish future. In the secular world, you may be considering a prenup. As a Conservative Jew, I am a tremendous advocate of the Lieberman clause, in which both parties to the marriage agree not to withhold a get the Jewish instrument of divorce should the marriage not hold. Including this clause in your ketubah is a statement on behalf of womens rights. There are many websites with ketubah options. Talk to each other band, etc. No one is actually going to recall what card stock you used for the thank you notes or how big your centerpieces were. Take time every day to talk about something not wedding-related. You know, like why you like each other, or a movie you saw. If you can, write a letter to your partner (offer them the chance to do the same for you, but or 10th, anniversary. tween you, dont sweep them under the rug. Talk about the problem. Do you differ on fundamental issues, like whether to send kids to Hebrew school or what you believe, spiritually and politically? If youve got concerns, its not just jitters and even if it were, this is a litmus test for how you deal with stress (and this is just the good kind of stress). If you dont like the answers, you may need to have a more serious discussion that yes, could include postponing or calling off the wedding. Dont compromise your future because you already paid for the caterer. Plan the ceremony The core of the wedding is the ceremony, not the party (I know shocking), so take time to focus on that element. What would make the ceremony more meaningful to you and your partner? When I asked the cantor at our synagogue for traditional wedding music, he gave us a CD of music performed by our synagogues band, and I chose a song and sang it with them as I circled my groom. I will never be able to think about that without simultaneously smiling and crying. Think beyond yourselves Use the kiddush cup your partners great-grandfather brought over from Russia, even though you think its hideous. Use the tallis the entire family has been married under rather youre not making a wedding for Pinterest you are making it for your family, past and future. Honor those people. And, for that matter, honor your guests by making the registry easy to navigate (and easily refundable), the seating comfortable and the food plentiful. Be kind Figure out ways to pay your happiness forward. Write thank yous not only to those who gave you gifts, but to those Be kind to everyone. Give your centerpieces to a nursing home or hospital. Donate a portion of your gifts, if they are monetary. Make sure you tell people how thrilled you are that they took the time to come and be with you to celebrate this milestone in your life, and how you hope they will be there for every special day to come. This article was sponsored by and produced in partnership with JScreen. Kveller i s an online community of wom en and parents sharing experiences of raising kids through a Jewish lens. V isit Kveller.com. JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 6B Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide 7 things (you may not have thought much about) to do before the weddingThe ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract, is often created as an original artwork and displayed in the home. By KRISTEN FISCHER CTW FeaturesIntegrating bright reds, greens and yellows popular in the era can be a splashy way to create a Bohemianthemed affair. Just think more in jewel tones and less in the bright Brady Bunch. From the venue to the colors into a one-of-a-kind wedding without going overboard. Even better, an elegant look can still be attained when its done right and this unique palette can work in any season. Bohemian is effortless cohesion, said Lindsay ParrottMasiewicz, owner of P3 Events in Connecticut. In addition to all the upbeat hues, add a little gold into the color palette for a distinctive look. An unforgettable atmosphere take on the motif. To achieve an effortless bohemian vibe, I would start with a patterned tablecloth, something bold and bright with hints of gold throughout, said Parrott-Masie blue or green square charger, then topping it with a round red dinner plate and a goldor yellow-inspired menu on top. Taper candles, submersible LED lights and linens can be the perfect accents to add the color without overwhelming guests with the theme, said Audrey Issac of 100 Candles based in California. If youre looking for a subtler vessels consider colored and textured glass votives and vases for the eclectic look often associated with bohemian inspired celebrations, she says. Boho chic What the bridal party wears can also be incorporated into the color palette. Dresses can also tie into the theme, and Issac suggests letting bridesmaids choose their own Who said the s is out of style? Boho is back Brady From the venue to the ding without going overboard. Even better, an elegant look can still be attained when its done right and this unique palette can Bohemian is effortless co hesion, said Lindsay ParrottWho said the s is out of style? Boho is back AWESOMES A UCE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL TREND REPORTments and bridal bouquet will add interest and natural playfulness, in Washington D.C. Berries are plentiful and come in an array of hues from pale pinks and deep reds to bright greens and icy blues. lushness and complimentary monochromatic tones. also incorporate colors, while ribbons can accent just about anything while featuring engaging patterns. From there, its simple to adopt trends like a candy bar or photo booth just stick to the same hues and youre set. Channel your Megan Velez, Destination Weddings Grouptone of the big day, such as upscale ding, while a more classic wedding requires a formal dress. Give them one or two colors and allow them to take the lead on the hue and overall style, she says. Blues and greens in particular work well with most skin tones; save the brighter colors, such as yellow and oranges, for accents and accessories. Encouraging bridal party members to incorporate a pattern will add to the eclectic vibe. As for the bride, adorning locks and theme. of Destination Weddings Group, a network of wedding planners across the globe. Prefer a traditional veil? Then, see if your wedding party is on board with donning natural blooms, instead. And for the dress, and a touch of lace.
JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 7B Images to Capture your Heart and Excite your SoulPHOTO I VIDEO I DJ MUSIC727.386.9610 email@example.com bradhallstudios.com Weddings Bar & Bat Mitzvahs Corporate Events Promotional Videos Promotional savings may not be combined with any other offer. No cash value Save $500on packages $5000+ Save $250on packages $2499-$4999 Save $100on packages $999-$1499Save $50on packages $499-$999Brad Hall Studios is made up of some JEWISH PRESS of PINELLAS COUNTY/TAMPA FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 7B Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide Jewish Wedding Guide By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN JNS.orgEvery bride wants her wedding day to second nuptials. There are many more considerations the second time around. Often, there are children involved. Usually, the couple is paying for factor in more. Theres also the question of want to make wedding No. 2 the same or totally different. But theres one topic that every bride-tobe considers: what to wear. When a woman wear a white bridal gown. Of course, theres a variety of dresses, but generally she knows within a range what shes looking for. For wedding No. 2? The message from second-time Jewish brides and their stylists is that anything goes. The bride should wear what she feels most comfortable in, says Nicole Borsuk of Nicole Borsuk Personal Shopper in Atlanta. It all depends on the bride. Melinda Michel of Baltimore remarried at the age of 48. I thought it was really fun shopping for wedding dresses, and Pinterest was like virtual window shopping, Michel says, noting that when she explored the virtual photo shop she discovered wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and cocktail attire in a variety of colors and cuts. She would them in a local bridal or department store. I think [second-time] brides should consider bridesmaid dresses, says Michel. cantly cheaperusually as much as 50 percent less expensive than a bridal gown. They still have that bridal party feel, without the virgin princess look. I dont know that says Michel of the difference between shoparound. Shari Klein, 50, seconds that notion. When she remarried in New York, she ended up with a white bridesmaid dress deeply emblazoned with silver beading. She says that for two months, she went searching for the perfect ensemble. Her married daughters helped, sending her pictures and suggestions. I needed something that was fun, but I didnt want to look like a grown-up trying to be a kid, says Klein, whose dress ultimately gave her that princess feel she desired, effusing a combination of modesty, sophistication, and beauty. She found the dress two days before her wedding. In contrast to Kleins white, Second-time bride Shari Klein with her husband, in what she called her Cinderella moment.Second-time brides share what to wearMichels dress was a blush pink. She says she knew the closest she would get to white was ivory, and in her searches she explored the gamut of colors, considering navies and burgundies if she were to have a winter wedding, and later a series of summer hues. Nicole Borsuk says second-time brides often opt for their favorite colors or ones they know look good on them. Fair-skinned brides should go with pastel colors so that they dont become washed out by their dress. Olive-skinned brides can go more vibrant, Borsuk says, noting, Orange is really in. So is fuchsia. Another way to consider your wedding gown is based on venue. Michel was married in a historic inn in Baltimore that she says had the feel of an English barn. The dress lent itself to the venue. Finally, accessorize. Michel says what she found in her exploration is that one can go with a simpler dress and then accessorize with the right bridal belt or shoes. Borsuk recommends that if going with a simpler dress add some fun and tasteful costume jewelry. In Kleins case, the shoes were the highlight. She selected high heels with sequins, silver straps and rhinestones. When you get married the second time around, you need to know this person is always going to be your prince charming, says Klein. There is a picture when he is putting the shoe on me. It is a Cinderella moment and a Cinderella picture the shoes, that picture, captured it all. Of course, by the end of the evening, Kleins shoes were off and she was living it up, dancing with her new husband. The dress was comfortable enough to move so she could sometimes forgo for beauty. world. To your second wedding, you are very choosy in who you share it with. It also a celebration of who you are, says Klein. That was the day. That was the dress. It was perfection.PHOTOS BY IAN BORGERHOFF; By CATHY CASSATTA CTW FeaturesIf youve always dreamed of an over-the-top fairytale wedding, from your venue to your dress and everything in-between, your dream can come true. Make your day as magical as you envision with these tips. Delight with dcor Just like fairytales are different, so are dcor options, says Maksym Podsolonko, owner of Magic Day Luxury Experiences. Choose between tender pastel colors for dark overstated venues and colorful combinations for blank space venues with lots of natural light. Go for grand tall centerpieces in spaces with lots of volume but choose numerous smaller compositions where you want to create a cozy atmosphere. Always use lots of candles and dim the lights for extra wow, Podsolonko says. Also, ensure you have enough space to execute your vision. The ceilings should be high enough and sturdy enough to hang chandeliers, says Ani Hovhannisyan, founder of couture bridal styling agency, Through The Veil. When I go is up. Chandeliers add drama and opulence even in the most derelict of spaces. Flowers can do wonders, too. Caroline Bailly, owner of the floral and event design company, LATELIER ROUGE, notes that lush arrangements and over-growing nature give a Sleeping cake plates, clear glass whimsical vases and clear glass cloches can remind guests of Beauty and the Beast. In fact, incorporate accents related to any fairytale that you desire, says Sukh Grewal, style director of Shields Flowers & Events. An antique teapot on some of the tables with per as another table accent, giant vintage mirrors and small pastel blue bird accents, she says. Options abound. Look the part Your dress can take you and guests into a world of allure. Pick a style thats best for your shape and thats full of fairytale details. Then accessorize. Going for luxury combined with glitz, choose a crystal-encrusted cape for a signature statement, suggests Dawn Stafford, founder of event planning company Gathering Souls. Gloves can also add elegance. They can be wrist length, over the elbow, satin, lace or even sheer, Stafford notes. For lovers of Romeo and Juliet, your season has arrived. Romantic embellishments are all unforgettable, Stafford points out.Step into a fairytale wedding
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