BY BOB FRYER Jewish PressHe was a kid in a grown-ups body and a walking trivia resource who loved to wear costumes. He was also a man of God, a loving husband and father, a lover of the Torah, and a rabbi beloved by his congregation and so many more who considered themselves lucky to have known him. At age 46, when he should have been in the prime of his life, with so many more adventures in store, so much more to teach his congregants and his children, Rabbi Daniel Treiser died in his sleep on Friday morning, Aug. 17, leaving a void in the hearts of so many who knew him. Since 2008 Rabbi Treiser had led Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater, and in spite of a lengthy battle against cancer, as recently as June he led congregants on a tour of Israel and a week later The Tampa Jewish Federation will launch its 2019 Annual Campaign Give Today, Secure Tomorrow at this years Campaign Kickoff with guest speaker, veteran broadcast Middle East correspondent turned author, Martin Fletcher. The program will be held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Fletcher has spent more than 40 years covering world events, mostly for NBC news. He covered Israel for the network for 26 years, the last mys, three are for his reporting from uprising, one for the second uprising, and the third for coverage of Israels war with Lebanon in 2006. the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence. Among his other reporting exploits: He walked for three weeks across the Hindu Kush mountains the Mujahideen, todays Taliban, to report on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He was the only television reporter to join the Khmer rouge in Cambodia. He was the only PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Tampa 6416 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33707FAMILIES continued on PAGE 2Complied from news wires www.jewishpresstampa.com VOL. 31, NO. 3 TAMPA, FLORIDA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 20 PAGES RABBI continued on PAGE 11 KICKOFF continued on PAGE 3 Just a nosh... Just a nosh... Campaign Kickoff to feature longtime Israel observerMartin Fletcher, a former NBC foreign correspondent Anti-bullying ambassador, social activist, and writer Monica Lewinsky, whose name will forever be linked to a White House scandal, will be keynote speaker at the 17th annual Franci Golman Rudolph Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Star Event. The Monday, Oct. 15 luncheon and presentation Monica Lewinsky to keynote Tampa eventLEWINSKY continued on PAGE 12 JCCs offer new program to engage families with young kids in Jewish lifeThe Tampa JCCs and Federation is expanding its offerings for young families with the addition of Family Gan, a program that connects children and parents in Jewish life and learning. Family Gan is designed to engage families with young children (suggested ages 2-4 years old) whether or not both parents are Jewish as they learn about Jewish values, traditions and practices through fun, hands-on activities. Families meet once a month and programs will be offered simultaneously at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and the JCC on the Cohn Campus. Families of all backgrounds are welcome. Family Gan is part of our efforts to grow our offerings for young families in the Tampa Bay commuthe Tampa JCCs. 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David and Cynthia Weinstein bought the property in 2004 after 25 years of living and working on boats and cruising the Caribbean, when St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands was their home port. We were in our 50s and didnt know anything about land life, farming, anything, David said. We bought a conversion van, lived in that and leased out the property to a farmer for cattle grazing while trying to decide what we could do with it. Animals? Solar? Windmills? Fruit trees? In 2011 we decided on pomegranates. Cynthia is 61 and manages the farm. David is 67 and owns religious.POMEGRANATE continued on PAGE 14The pomegranate: From the Promised Land to the Sunshine StateA pocket watch with Hebrew letters on its face that belonged to a Jewish Russian immigrant who died aboard the Titanic sold at auction for $57,500. Heritage Auctions offered the pocket watch in a public auction of important Americana memorabilia. The watch, which features Moses holding the Ten Commandments on its back, was purchased by John Miottel, a collector of timepieces relating to the Titanic disaster, who operates a museum. It will take one of the primary spots in our collection, Miottel said. The watchs original owner, Sinai Kantor, was an immigrant from Russia bound for New York with his wife, Miriam, who survived the accident aboard the Titanic when it sank during the cruise ships maiden voyage in 1912. Dozens of Jews were among the 1,503 passengers who died. The Kantors were among 285 Second Class passengers and boarded the ship together in Southampton, England. The British liner had a kosher kitchen. The pocket watch was sold by a direct descendant of Miriam and Sinai Kantor, who provided a letter of couple, who paid 26 pounds sterling (approximately $3,666 today) for their ticket, were among 285 Second Class passengers and boarded the ship together in Southampton, England. Kantor, a furrier who wanted to study dentistry or medicine in America, was 34 when he and his wife, 24, also an aspiring doctor, boarded Titanic. They hailed from Vitebsk, today a city in northwest Belarus. Miriam Kantor received her husbands clothing, Russian passport, notebook, telescope, corkscrew, silver watch and strap, and Russian, German and English currency on May 24, 1912. Watch belonging to Russian Jew who who died on Titanic sold at auction Chew on thisNEW YORK New York City subway riders are used to all sorts of delays but not usually those caused by wandering goats, which wreaked havoc on Brooklyn line last week. Subway staff and police were able to get the goats away from the tracks unharmed, but it wasnt clear where they had come from. The fate of the goats might have been in jeopardy afterward, but an unlikely hero showed up to save them: former Daily Show host Jon Stewart. With the assistance of the farm animal rescue organization, Farm Sanctuary, the Jewish comedian and his wife, Tracey, picked up the goats in Brooklyn and took them to a Watkins Glen shelter run by the group. The couple have supported the upstate shelter since 2015, and even help run one of its locations in New Jersey. Tracey Stewart is on the Farm Sanctuary board of directors as well.
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The initiative, called Volunteer with Impact aims to engage young adults in meaningful ser vice opportunities in the greater Tampa community for six consecutive weeks. We know that young adults are looking for high-quality, meaning ful opportunities to get involved in the Tampa community, said Lisa Robbins, director of Young Adult Engagement for the Tampa JCCs & Federation. Volunteer with Impact will give them an ongoing chance to give back to the community with other young professionals who share the same Jewish values of repairing the world. The initiative is based on a program the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council runs called Reach Out. Participants must be between the ages of 21-49 and commit to attending all six sessions of the program. The program kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 7 and there will be volunteer visit events on Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 and a closing event on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Participants can sign up to volunteer at one of these sites on each of the Tuesday visit dates in October: Â Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at 3010 Â W. Azeele St., T ampa. Volunteers will work with the Childrens Grief Center, engaging Â with children ages 3-17 through activities geared for their age levels while their parents attend a support group meeting to work on grief issues. Opportunities will also be available to make meaningful bereavement calls as well as assist participants of the Â suicide survivor support group. Application, train ing and background checks (to be completed prior to volunteer ing and paid for by Hospice) are required. Â Â Â Tuesdays, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Engagement Center, 120 E. Ross Ave., Tampa. Volunteers will take part in all the aspects of providing meals for Metropolitan Ministries residents and clients, from meal preparation in the kitchen and serving food in the dining facil ity, to stocking shelves, washing dishes, mopping or emptying the trash. Max volunteers: 10. Â Â Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 6942 W Comanche Ave, Tampa. Volunteers will be working on maintaining Sweetwater Organic Farms native plants trail. Participants will take part in planting, weeding, labeling and maintaining the outdoor teaching tool and educational lab for local school children. Max participants: 10 people. Â Â Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Weinberg Vil lage Assisted Living Residences, 13005 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. Volunteers will spend time with the residents creating arts and crafts projects, playing trivia, staging a karaoke or talent night, and discussing current events. The deadline to register to par ticipate is Â Friday, Sept. 21. Spots serve basis. To register, go to www.jewishtampa.com/IMPACT Volunteer with Impact is an initiative of Impact, a community of young adults who share a passion for tikkun olam (repairing the world) and building a strong Jewish community with the Tampa Jewish Federation.Young professionals invited to join social action programthemes to children monthly, and the JCC Preschool, which operates in both north and south Tampa and this year opened an additional class at the Hillel Academy. We want to present opportunities for young families to grow together while exploring concepts, ideas and traditions that are the foundation for family life. And we want families to come together and become part of a community that celebrates Jewish life, said Shimberg, Although Family Gan is open to and appropriate for families with a wide range of backgrounds, the program was designed with families in mind. The Tampa JCCs and Federation received a grant for this innovative program from the National Center to Encourage Judaism. Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), announced that 10 Federations have received inaugural grants for work with non-Jews who are part of Jewish families or otherwise engaged with Jewish life. Dr. Beth Cousens, associate vice president of Jewish Education and Engagement at JFNA, said, Each Federation has demonstrated through the grant process and through their ongoing engagement work vision, a careful understanding of 21st century engagement structures, creativity, and diligence in program execution and is worthy of the grant award. These grants will contribute toward innovation in working with interfaith families by testing a new idea or by expanding an existing idea that was recently developed. For program details and dates, contact Jen Goldberg, executive director of education and special projects, at jennifer.goldberg@ jewishtampa.com. (JTA) Gideon Lichtman, an volunteer during Israels War of Independence scored its nascent air National Cemetery in suburban Washington, D.C. Lichtman, who died in March at 94, was originally buried in Hollywood, FL. He fought for the World War II. He was a member of the Machal 101 squadron, a unit of American volunteers many of them nonhelped stop the Egyptian armys advance on Tel Aviv. He was the units last surviving member. After the war he returned to the U.S. and subsequently fought in Korea. In the 1960s he again returned to Israel, spending a stint there as a test pilot.US ghter pilot who made history for Israels edgling Air Force to be buried in ArlingtonI was risking my citizenship and possibly jail time, he said in Above and Beyond a 2015 documentary by Nancy Spielberg. I didnt give a s**t. I was gonna help the Jews out. I was going to help my people out. According to the Miami Herald, Lichtman, a high school teacher, spent more than 30 years working under an assumed name because, according to his son Bruce, he was told by Ezer Weizman, president of Israel and former minister of defense, that Israel had intercepted Arab intelligence that they were intent on targeting foreign pilots who served in Israel.
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 3 AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Jewish Press of Pinellas County & Jewish Press of Tampa In celebration of Hanukkah, the Tampa Jewish Heritage Night on Monday, Dec. 18 as the team takes on the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. tailgate at 7 p.m. as Bryan Glazer, Bucs co-chairman and a Jewish community leader, along with others light a 12-foot tall menorah. The tailgate, located at Quad C near the southeast corner of the stadium, will also feature special Hanukkah music, potato latkes, doughnuts and desserts, limitedLater, during the game, the menorah lighting ceremony will be replayed on the giant Bucs Vision screen in the stadium. The only Jewish member of the Buccaneers is center Ali Marpet, shown in Siege the Night with the Power of Light. Marpet recently suffered a season-ending tailgate. of Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay and the Bucs. The areas other two professional sports franchises, the Tampa Bay Lightning PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Pinellas County P. O. Box 6970 Clearwater, FL 33758-6970Photos courtesy of www.casalebraica.org ADVERTISEMENT www.jewishpresspinellas.com VOL. 32, NO. 10 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA HERITAGE NIGHT continued on PAGE 4 Light Love Laughter at HanukkahBy RUTH ELLEN GRUBER JTA news serviceCASALE MONFERRATO, Italy Its always Hanukkah in this picturesque town in northern Italys Piedmont region. Monferrato for more than 500 years, with the community reaching its peak of 850 members at about the time Jews in 1848. The town still boasts one of Italys most ornate synagogues, a rococo gem that dates to the 16th century. in Casale. The synagogue, which is part of a ist attraction and not only because of its opulent sanctuary with huge chandeliers, colorfully painted walls and lots of gilding. The former womens section has been transformed into a Judaica and Jewish history museum. And the synagogues basement, formerly a matzah bakery, is now home to the Museum of Lights. Hanukkah here is commemorated dozens of menorahs, or hanukkiyot, created Its always Hanukkah in this picture-perfect Italian townTOWN continued on PAGE 19 Join our page @ www.facebook.com/jfed.pinellas Meet Eileen Hochstadt, Did you know? president of the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, the home of Congregation Beth Tellah. Shes striving to revitalize the Jewish community across Pasco County and northern Pinellas through monthly events and weekly adult education. The role of synagogue president likely began in North America between 1654 (when the rst Jews settled) and 1840 (when the rst rabbi was called to serve the new land). Prior to World War II, it was rfntb fnf The Jewish FederationOF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FL fbDO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. First Jewish Heritage Night with Bucs is Dec. 18 More Hanukkah Happenings, Page 10 The collection of Hanukkah menorahs in the town of Casale Monferrato is housed in the basement of its synagogue, which used to be a public matzah bakery. The areas other two professional sports franchises, the Tampa Bay Lightning HERITAGE NIGHT continued on PAGE 4 in Casale. The synagogue, which is part of a ist attraction and not only because of its opulent sanctuary with huge chandeliers, colorfully painted walls and lots of gilding. The former womens section has been transformed into a Judaica and Jewish history museum. And the synagogues basement, formerly a matzah bakery, is now home to the Museum of Lights. Hanukkah here is commemorated dozens of menorahs, or hanukkiyot, created Its always Hanukkah in this picture-perfect Italian town TOWN continued on PAGE 19 rfn tb fnf fb DO GOOD EVERYWHERE. FROM ANYWHERE. 23rd ANNUAL Jewish Press Section BPhoto by Kathleen Varney Photographyof Tampa of Pinellas County Bar&Bat Mitzvah PLANNING GUIDEINSIDEMitzvah project highlights: Swim-A-Poolza, selling creative kippot for a cause PAGE 5B Artsy genes, elbow grease, ingenuity help keep parents on budget PAGE 10B Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Calendar PAGE 16B Presto thematis Harry Potter-inspired party springs to life PAGE 19B FOR A COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION CONTACT: The only Jewish community newspapers in the Tampa Bay area! Do you know anyone NOT receiving the KICKOFFreporter to enter the American embassy in Tehran when Iranian students held American diplomats hostage for 444 days. CNNs Anderson Cooper has praised Martin Fletcher as the gold standard of TV war correspondents for several decades. He retired from NBC in 2010, although he continues to work as a special correspondent on occasion. Since then his main focus has been Walking Israel, A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, won him a National Jewish Book Award. Based on his years of reporting, he makes the case that Israel has gotten a raw deal from the rest of the world. In his new novel, Promised Land, scheduled for release Sept. 4, Fletcher again draws on his experiences in Israel to paint a searing, intimate portrait of a struggling family set during the tumultuous founding of Israel. Along with Fletchers speech, community members will get their Tampa Federations 2019 Campaign. Laureen Jaffe, campaign chair, described the connection between the Jewish values of tzedakah charitable giving and tikkun olam repairing the world. When Hashem commanded Tzedek, Tzedek, what did it mean? To do Justice, Justice, to live rightly, and recognize that all humanity should be treated with dignity, and so we provide for those in need around us, not out of charity, but because it is just and right to extend dignity and life. A dinner reception for all major donors to the Tampa JCCs and Federation, designated as those who made a $5,000 minimum gift to the 2018 Annual Campaign or a minimum gift of $25,000 to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, starts at 6 p.m. Tickets for the main program and dessert reception are $18 until Sept. 21; $36 thereafter. Admission for young adults up to age 35 is $18. For more information, or to register, visit www.jewishtampa. com/kickoff or call Loni Lindsay at 813-769-2802. JEUSALEM (JTA) PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant announced Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to maintain the Israeli companys current base of operations in the Negev. SodaStream will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary. The American multinational agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of SodaStream International Ltd. for $144 per share. PepsiCo and SodaStream are an inspired match, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said in a statement. SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum and his leadership team have built an extraordinary company that is offering consumers the ability to make great-tasting beverages while reducing the amount of waste generated. That focus is well-aligned with performance with purpose, our philosophy of making more nutritious products while limiting our environmental footprint. Together, we can advance our shared vision of a healthier, more-sustainable planet. SodaStream, which manufactures home carbonation machines that work with its own line of soda get of advocates of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel because it was based in the West Bank. In October 2014, SodaStream announced it would c lose its Mishor Adumim industrial park factory and move to southern Israel in the face of international pressure from the BDS movement, which seeks to hurt Israels economy over its policies toward the Palestinians. The movement claimed that SodaStream discriminated against Palestinian workers and paid some less than Israeli workers. Israeli politicians framed the aquisition in national terms that went beyond the purchase of one company. I welcome the purchase of SodaStream, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on Twitter. The recent large acquisitions of Israeli companies demonstrate not only the technological capabilities but also the business capabilities that have been developed in Israel. I welcome the huge deal that will enrich the state coffers as well as the important decision to leave the company in Israel. Oded Revivi, who manages foreign relations for the Yesha Council, a group representing the settlement movement, called thes news a day of darkness for the #BDS and its supporters and a day of light for the Israeli economy. Worth remembering: PepsiCo boycotted Israel until 1991. To$3.2B and pledged it will continue to operate from Israel. The story of Israels economy in a nutshell, tweeted Israels consul general in New York Dani Dayan.PepsiCo to acquire Israels SodaStream for $3.2 billion (JNS) The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to soon unveil new policy that will cancel the Palestinians demand for right of return for its refugees and the refugees status of most of the Palestinians classed as such by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency UNRWA), Hadashot News reported Saturday evening, Aug. 25. The report said that the new policy is slated to be introduced at the beginning of September in a few phases. First, a U.S. report on the number of Palestinians port is expected to declare that there are 500,000 refugees, on the number of Palestinian refugees. The U.S. is also expected to reject the UNRWA the descendants of the Palestinians who left Israel in refugees worldwide, many of whom have never even seen the land in Israel or the Palestinian territories where their parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents lived. tinian refugeedom is also slated to include a cut off of funds the U.S. supplies to UNRWA in Judea and Samaria. Moreover, according to Hadashot News, the Trump administration plans to ask Israel to reconsider the mandate it gives the UNRWA to operate in Judea and Samaria, thus ensuring that Arab countries will not be able to take the place of the U.S. in funding the organization in those areas. The U.S. National Security Council said in response to the Israeli report that the U.S. would announce its policy on UNRWA at the appropriate time. Last month, a number of U.S. congressional representatives demanded that the State Department publiber of Palestinians who became refugees in the 1948 War of Independence. Sources who have seen the report say that the State Departments assessment was that only 20,000 of the War of Independence are still alive and displaced from their homes. administration of former President Barack Obama. The lawmakers said the report would demonstrate that the number of Palestinian refugees is much Report: US to take Palestinian right of return off the table
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast has announced the Florida West Coast premiere of Itzhak Perlman In The Fiddlers House A Night of Klezmer on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. Almost 23 years have passed since internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddlers House. In this upcoming live performance, Perlman revisits this meaningful, personal project, featuring the worldrenowned Klezmer Conservatory Band, with members from the original recording, released in 1995. The repertoire will include songs from the album, along with a few surprises. Joining Perlman on stage will be Hankus Netsky, music director, saxophone and piano; Andy Statman, clarinet and mandolin; members of the Brave Old World and Klezmer Conservatory Band; and other special guests. Quick-witted and humorous, Perlmans charming demeanor facilitated an evening of pure enjoyment for all, representative of the klezmers purpose of bringing people together in celebration, wrote the Santa Barbara Independent following a sold-out show in 2017. This only area Fiddlers House per formance will have the audience singing and dancing in the aisles. Perlman is no stranger to audiences in Southwest Florida. In addition to an active concert career, he and his wife Toby Perlman, founder of the Perlman Music Program (PMP), along with their gifted young string students, faculty and staff, have called Sarasota their wintertime home for the past 14 years. Tickets range from $43 to $152 and are available through the Van Wezel Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. The hall is at 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The box can be reached online at www.vanwezel.org. For groups of 10 or more, The event is sponsored in part by The Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues, the Kessler Foundation, and in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 SPONSORED BY MENORAH MANOR www.menorahmanor.orgMarion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence Irv Weissman Adult Day Center (727) 345-2775 Menorah Manor hosts annual dinner to honor new Founders Association members The annual Founders Association dinner was held at the Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center on Wednesday, August 8th. The new Founders honored were Nancy and Alan Bomstein, and Gerald Klein. In addition to a major financial commitment, Founders are also committed to providing leadership and to taking an active role in future planning. The beautiful and delicious meal was prepared and served by Menorah Manors very talented Dining Services staff. Menorah Manor is proud to honor its new Founders Association members. Mazel tov and thank you for being such important partners in Menorah Manors mission of providing the best possible care in a warm, homelike, Jewish environment.(L-R) Rob Goldstein, Menorah Manor Chief Executive Ofcer; Barry Kanner, Menorah Manor Chair; Nancy Bomstein and Alan Bomstein, new Founders; and Judy Ludin, Menorah Manor Chief Development Ofcer. (L-R) Founders Association Members Doris Rosenblatt, Nancy Linsky, David Linsky, and Frank Rosenblatt. (L-R) Terri Gross and Jane Silverberg, Founders Association Member. (L-R) Rob Goldstein, Barry Kanner, and Gerald Klein, new Founder. (L-R) Marilyn Benjamin, Founder and Menorah Manor Foundation Trustee; Bonnie Berman, Menorah Manor Director of Volunteer Services; Judith Alpert, Founder; Judy Ludin, Barbara Baughman, Menorah Manor Guild President. Founders Marilyn LeVine and Morrie LeVine, with Sharon LeVine Rosenthal and Rob Goldstein.A free webinar explaining the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) program that offers interest-free loans to Jewish students will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 10-10:40 a.m. program, JELF provides need-based, last dollar loans to Jewish students for college, graduate and/ or vocational students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Students can apply Sept. 1 30 for the 2019 spring and/or summer terms. The application for loan assistance for the full 2019-2020 academic year (fall 2019, spring/summer 2020) will be available March 1 April 30. The application for loan assistance for the full 2019-2020 academic year will be available March 1 April 30. The webinar is suggested for high school and college students and their parents as well as Jewish professionals, synagogues, Hillels and educators who would like to learn who should apply and how to apply for JELFs interest-free loans. JELF has awarded more than $12 million in loans to 4,000+ students. It has a 99 percent repayment rate for more than 10 years. J ELF, based in Atlanta, partners with local agencies to admininster the loans: in Pinellas, Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services (727Tampa Jewish Family Services To sign up for the webinar, go to www.jelf.org and click on the events tab. For more informaWebinar set to explain interest-free student loansItzhak Perlman during a previous performance of his In the Fiddlers House.Itzhak Perlman to give klezmer performance in Sarasota
Hillels of the Florida Suncoast will host Bubbles & Bubbly Tikkun HaYam and Scubi Jew at the Florida Aquarium in Tam Tikkun HaYam and Scubi Jew of the Florida Suncoast to explore the ocean locally and around the Hillels students include coral res The Hillel gala will begin at ception for sponsors featuring an nowned underwater photographer, guest speaker for the Bubbles & backdrop of the Florida Aquari exhibit where guests will enjoy an open wine and beer bar, appetizers and dessert buffet as sharks and include calypso music and a pre sentation by Nachoum, known for his photography of large marine animals from great white sharks to auction with some of the items, including a catered dinner cruise for four on Allys Way Sun chance drawing for a pair of pearl This is an exciting time for Suncoast Hillels and we cant wait to share the excitement with our local Jewish communities, said With the recent hiring of Shay Scubi Jew program coordinator, the growth of these programs has been phenomenal, both on campus feature the amazing things Shayna and our students are doing and will to raise awareness in our com the spectacular Florida Aquarium as both our organizations share or by contacting Suncoast Hillels Suncoast Hillels also is offer ship opportunities which include party for up to 25 people with or a champagne brunch cruise for details about sponsorships can sorship or by contacting Linda Wolf, Suncoast Hillels assistant For more information about Tik Hillels of the Florida Suncoast lege campuses along the West Hillels of the Florida Suncoast Tampa Jewish Federation, the By BOB FRYER Jewish Press with other college students on the group toured a number of sites connected to the atrocities of the Holocaust, and one was, he said, As you walk in you are face to face with hundreds and hundreds of prosthetics ranging from braces, This room was particularly mean ingful due to my circumstances of needing both a prosthetic limb as well as a wheelchair in order to with multiple handicaps, know away to be killed due to either one of these conditions alone was hor ity pole while trying to photograph and suffered multiple burns, was paralyzed from the waist down Now a senior at USF majoring spirit remains undaunted, along To document his experience in want to learn more about the Holo caust, he will host an exhibit titled, To Bear Witness break trip set up through the He hopes his exhibit will help of prosthetics that belonged to pris oners sent to their deaths during the it to the Warsaw Jewish cemetery, a tion where many Jews were trans memorable experience occurred site of a childrens mass extermina lost as they were lined up in a row This trip was an instrumental part in furthering the education of the students who wish to remem JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 5 AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 THE ABELSON FAMILY Jeanie, David, Amy Leigh, Adam & Alan Wishing everyone a Sweet New Year! rent-all cityinc.Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Wedding HeadquartersVisit our ShowroomFrom our family to yours... Best wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year7171 22nd Ave. N.,St. Petersburg(just west of Tyrone Square Mall)(727) 381-3111 www.rentallcity.com Owned and operated by the Pinsker family since 1960 Tues. Fri. 6:00 am Noon Sat. & Sun. 6:00 am 1:00 pmBoiled & Baked the traditional way at the same location for over 30 years!1871 Gulf To Bay Blvd. (Clearwater)~ Next to Clearwater High School ~(727) 446-7631 JP USF students photo exhibit evokes Holocaust horrors Photo by Chabad on CampusUSF student Avi Davidson, a paraplegic, shoots a photo at the Auschwitz death prisoners upon their arrival.Photo by Avi DavisdonGuards at Auschwitz were ordered to shoot on sight any prisoners who crossed at USF.Suncoast Hillels to host rst gala to support its marine environment programs line Friedman, the authors of the Variety icons, writing under the pseud onyms Ann Landers and Abigail which is being produced by Oscar A Tale of Love and Darkness, based on Portman to portray Jewish twins, advice columnists Portman to portray Jewish twins and legendary advice columnists
Cong. Schaarai ZedekSelichot: Begin the High Holiday season on Saturday, Sept. 1 with a deli dinner at 5:30 p.m., a showing of the movie Come Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and Selichot service at 8:30 p.m. Come Sunday is based on the true story about Pastor Carlton Pearsons excommunication after he questioned the churchs doctrine on hell. Following the movie, the temples clergy will lead a brief discussion of High Holy Day themes in the movie. There is no charge for dinner but an RSVP is requested at www.zedek. org/RSVP or by calling the temple at (813) 876-2377. Get happy: The 20s+30s group will celebrate an Apples & Honey Happy Hour at the Cask, 208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy an after-work drink and early Jewish New Year celebration with craft apples and honey cocktails. Light appetizers will be served and, as For more information, contact Lindsey Dewey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 876-2377, ext. 221. Break-the-Fast: A special 20s+30s Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Metro Diner, 4011 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. Reservations have been made for anyone who would like to join in around the table. Everyone gets free appetizers upon arrival and dinner (or breakfast) is up to you. For more information, contact Lindsey Dewey at email@example.com or call (813) 876-2377, ext. 221. Introduction to Judaism: A 10-part Introduction (or re-introduction) to Judaism lecture series on the nature of Judaism, God, Torah, worship, life cycle observances, and holidays will be offered on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 through Dec. 19. This is for Jews, non-Jews, intermarried couples and singles and will be taught by Rabbis Joel Simon and Nathan Farb. It is required for anyone who is planning to convert. Call clergy assistant Ming Brewer to register at (813) 876-2377, ext. 202. A taste of Hebrew: Hebrew for Adult Beginners, taught by Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro will be offered on most Wednesdays from Oct. 10 through March 20 from 6-7 p.m. This 20-lesson course is designed for English-speaking adults who are primarily interested in learning how to read Hebrew prayers and blessings. It is a refresher course for adults who know some Hebrew and is appropriate for those with no Hebrew skills. The course textbook is available for purchase for $13. This class is a prerequisite for an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Call Sherry Stein, director of membership and programing, at (813-876-2377, ext. 212) to enroll.Cong. Rodeph SholomAdult 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.Cong. Kol AmiCoffee time: The Brotherhood and Sisterhood will offer coffee and a light breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 10-11 a.m. to welcome new and returning members and to outline plans for the coming year. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Brotherhood.kolami@gmail. com or Sisterhood.kolami.tampa@ gmail.com. Youth golf event: The USY youth group will go on a joint outing with kids from Congregation Rodeph Sholom to Top Golf Tampa, 10690 Palm River Drive, on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $20. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 7. LChaim: Take in a program of sharing lifes lessons on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. A different topic, readings and different leader will be chosen PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Reform 1115 E. Congregation BETH AM nd rd Conservative Congregation Campus Jewish Renewal Conservative Reform ReformTemple .ConservativeTemple Congregations Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Shabbat and High Holidays Candle Lighting Times We have entered the Jewish month of Elul the month before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In its wisdom, the Jewish tradition sets aside the entire month of Elul as a time of selfHigh Holidays. Indeed, Judaism is a thoughtful and intentional religion. As we think about the promise of a New Year, Elul is a time to take stock of the last year and our lives in general: Who am I? Where am I in my life? What were my greatest successes and failures during the last year? Am I pleased with the direction of my life? What are my regrets, and what do I wish to and how am I coping with them? What have been meaningful experiences this past year, and what has brought me joy? What are my failings, and how do I wish to grow as a human being in the coming year? This process of self-exploration and soul-searching is called Heshbon haNefesh an Accounting of the Soul. For some, this kind of intense soul-searching may not be an easy or natural process. Many of us lead busy, fast-paced lives and may not feel we have the time to do Heshbon haNefesh, but this is an important opportunity we must not miss. space to think, even if just for a few minutes. solace needed to embark on a process of selfat sunset is a spiritual time and place. Going for a walk along the beach and watching the sun set over the ocean helps me create the space I need to do Heshbon haNefesh. This is my spiritual you. At our core, we are truly spiritual beings, and just like physical exercise we all need this kind of time, whether we realize it or not. You may discover that journaling may assist you in doing your Heshbon haNefesh this Elul. To journal, you might start by answering the ingful to maintain a journal dedicated to these I also have found that reading something meaningful and spiritually thought-provoking is another way to initiate this process of selfAlong these lines, I would like to recommend the book How Then, Shall We Live? Four Simple Questions that Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives by best-selling author Wayne Muller, who is a minister and psychotherapist. In this book, which is an ecumenical piece that draws upon the wisdom of many different religious traditions, Muller focuses on four spiritual questions that shape our lives: (1) Who am I? (2) What do I love? (3) How shall I live, knowing I will die? (4) What is my gift to the family of the earth? Throughout the book, Muller includes spiritual practices and exercises that assist the reader in engaging in a process of Heshbon HaNefesh How Then, Shall We Live? to be particularly meaningful, and I offer this book to you as a spiritual tool. During the High Holidays, we recite the prayer Unetaneh Tokef which contains what I would consider to be the most haunting passages in all of Jewish liturgy: On Rosh Hashanah it is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed: How many shall leave this world, and how many shall be born; who shall live and who shall die; who in the fullness of years and who before As a child, I remember being frightened by these words. And then the prayer continues: But Tshuvah (Repentence), (Prayer), and Tzdakah (Deeds of Kindness) can remove the severity of the Decree. And what is the decree? It is our mortality our coming to grips with the fact that we will not live forever. While we all must face our moralingful, purposeful, and joyful life through acts of Tshuvah, and Tzdakah. Judaism believes that these three spiritual acts help us to make each day count. It is because of the penetrating depth of these words from the Unetaneh Tokef that we need the entire month of Elul to prepare. Elul presents us with an exciting opportunity. I wish you well in your spiritual preparations this year. Shanah Tovah. The Rabbinically Speaking column is provided as a public service by the Jewish Press in cooperation with the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis. Columns are assigned on a rotating basis by the board. The views expressed in the column are those of the rabbi and do not necessarily the Board of Rabbis.Elul: A Jewish time of opportunity, growth, and spiritual reparation
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA CongregationsAUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 This program is generously supported by2018-2019 Program Schedule For children ages 6 months 8 years Sunday, March 10 10:00 AM | Bryan Glazer Family JCCPJ Library Purim Party *Please RSVP by Friday, March 8th.Sunday, April 14 10:00 AM | JCC on the Cohn CampusPJ Passover Pillows and Yoga*Please RSVP by Friday, April 12th.Sunday, May 5 12:00 PM | JCC on the Cohn CampusEngineers Ari & Arielle Israel Independence DayNo RSVP necessary.Sunday, June 2 10:00 11:30 AM Bryan Glazer Family JCC Mezrah Family Aquatic CenterSplash Pad and Popsicle PartyNo RSVP necessary.PJ Libary Does ShabbatFriday, July 20 6:00 PM | Congregation Mekor Shalom14005A N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 | 813.963.1818 Teddy Bear ShabbatFriday, October 19 5:30 PM | Congregation Schaarai Zedek3303 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33609 | 813.876.2377Tot Shabbat and DinnerFriday, November 2 6:00 PM | Congregation Rodeph Sholom 2713 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 | 813.837.1911Jammies and JeansSaturday, February 23 5:00 PM | Congregation Beth Am2030 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612 | 813.968.8511Havdalah on the BeachBeach location TBD Call for detailsFriday, March 15 6:00 PM | Congregation Kol Ami 3919 Moran Rd, Tampa, FL 33618 | 813.962.6338Pizza and PJ ShabbatSunday, September 16 2:00 PM | Bryan Glazer Family JCC10 Year Anniversary Bash & Amazing Bubble Show *Please RSVP by Friday, September 14th.Sunday, October 21 10:00 AM | JCC on the Cohn CampusMaddie the Mitzvah Clown *Please RSVP by Friday, October 19th.Sunday, November 11 10:00 AM | Old McMickeys Farm9612 Crescent Drive, Odessa, FL 33556PJ Loves our Animal Friends$5 for PJ Friends and FREE for accompanying adults *Please RSVP by Friday, November 9th.Sunday, December 9 12:00 PM | Gator Freds 5360 Erlich Road, Tampa, FL 33624PJ Annual Hanukkah Hop$5 for PJ Friends and FREE for accompanying adults *Please RSVP by Friday, December 7th.Sunday, January 20 12:00 PM | Hillel Academy 2020 W. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612A Snowy Tu BShevat *Please RSVP by Friday, January 18th.Sunday, February 10 10:00 AM | JCC on the Cohn CampusPJ Library: The Shabbat Box *Please RSVP by Friday, February 8th. This program is generously supported by This program is generously supported by All events are FREE unless otherwise noted. *RSVP to email@example.com. Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606 JCC on the Cohn Campus 13009 Community Campus Drive Tampa, FL 33625 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 that are donated to charity. For more inforCong. Beth AmSelichot: The congregations Selichot service, followed by a potluck dessert, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Family game night: Bring your favorite board game or learn a new one at Family Game Night onSaturday, Sept. 15 from 6:309 p.m. All ages welcome; bring a nosh or BYOB if you are so inclined. The evening will also include a Havdalah service to celebrate the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the new week. This event is free. For more information, contact Victoria Cain at Admin@ BethAmTampa.org. Talmud Study: Learn the ins and outs of the ancient Jewish legal system during a study of the Tractate Sanhedrin on Thursdays, Sept. 6 and 13 at 9:30 a.m. Dropins and just want to try it outs are always welcome. For more information, contact Admin@BethAmTampa.org. Pre-neg: Instead of rushing at home to eat before coming to Shabbat services on Friday, Sept. 14, come at 6 p.m. for a free light nosh. For more information, call Vic toria Cain at (813) 968-8511.Cong. Mekor ShalomReligious school: day of religious school will start on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9:15 a.m.Cong. Bais Menacham ChabadTorah 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 perspective. For more information, contact Rabbi Levi Rivkin at (813) 5044432 or email bmchabad@gmail. com. Practical kabbalah: Enrich the soul and mind with a touch of kabbalah. Learn practical spirituality for everyday life. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:15 7 p.m.Cong. Beth Shalom BrandonCandidate forum: Local political candidates will make short presentations about themselves and their platforms at the synagogue on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. during a program put on by the Lifelong Learning Committee. There will also be a representative of the League of Women Voters on hand to explain the constitutional amendments on the ballot. High Holiday Service Schedules, Page 15 WISHING YOU & YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR CARLYN NEUMAN CARLYN NEUMAN Equal Housing Opportunity813.508.2715 www.360RealtyTampa.com 324 N. Dale Mabry Highway,Tampa, FL 33609 CARLYN NEUMAN Equal Housing Opportunity Federations seek 18 young adults to cultivate their leadership skills Are you a young Jewish adult ages 25-40 with a passion for making a difference? Want to take a leadership role in making the Jewish community stronger? Experience the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI), starting this October. The Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties invite emerging young adult leaders from the Tampa Bay area to participate in this 11-program, leadership development experience. Now in its 14th year, JLTI is designed to inspire young professionals to get involved and take on leadership roles in the Tampa Bay Jewish community. Throughout the years, graduates have held leadership positions on boards and committees of local Jewish organizations and agencies on both sides of the Bay. The cost to participate in JLTI is $99, which includes course materials and dinner during each session. Space is limited to 18 people. Special highlights of JLTI include guest admission to the Tampa Jewish Federations Annual Presidents Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 25 and an exclusive tour of One Buc Place with philanthropist Bryan Glazer, co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Monday, Nov. 19. The group will also connect to Israel as the Start-Up Nation by visiting the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator on Monday, Nov. 27, learning about its efforts to help Israeli entrepreneurs grow into the U.S. market. Class dates are: Thursday, Oct. 25, orientation; Monday, Oct. 29; Monday, Nov. 5; Monday, Nov. 19; Thursday, Dec. 6; Monday, Dec. 17; Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 22; Monday, Feb. 4; Monday, Feb. 18, and the graduation date to be determined. Most classes start at 6:30 p.m. Meetings locations will be an nounced. To apply for JLTI, visit www. jewishtampa.com/JLTI or jewishpinellas.org. Deadline to apply: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Ap plicants the status of their applications by Wednesday, Oct. 12. For more information, contact Lisa Robbins at (813) 769.4723 or email lisa. firstname.lastname@example.org
PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 OrganizationsHadassahCatskills-style gala: The Tampa Ameet Hadassah Chapter is planning a gala dinner dance called Catskills Revisited A Night to Remember for Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. The evening will include special guests, a silent auction of goods and services, gourmet dining, a Catskills-style show, music, dancing and more. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for breast cancer research at Hadassahs famous Jerusalem hospitals. For more information, contact event co-chairs: Michele Nor ris (813) 352-8765, m ichelen. email@example.com or Anita Greenberg at (813) 254-3454 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Genealogical SocietyEnhancing the family tree: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will host guest speakers Jo Anne Spatz De Vargas and Marty Lazar of Vu Documentaries on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. as they discuss How Video Can Enhance a Family Tree. The meeting will be held at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services; 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. Those attending will learn about personal documentaries with videos that help you share your family story. De Vargas is a market research interviewer and video storyteller. Lazary is a multi-media, technology and audio/video professional. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981Young AdultsTorah on Tap: Young professionals, Gen X. Gen Y and millennials singles and couples are invited to Rabbi Michael Torops monthly Torah on Tap event on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Pour Taproom, 225 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Torah on Tap is a monthly invitation to have a drink or a nosh and let a little Torah conversations with the rabbi. This event is sponsored by Temple Beth-El, but open to all. For more information, email Rabbi Torop at email@example.com. Party of 8: Break bread together with seven new friends on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. during a dinner party and sweet treats #Gather event. Participants will be seated with one of multiple parties for eight at Datz, 2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa. All participants will pay for their own meal, then meet next door at the Dough bakery for dessert. Bowling: Enjoy an afternoon of bowling at Pinarama, 5008 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, with #Gather on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. #Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for #Gather events, visit: www.bryanglazer familyjcc.com/gather or www. jcccohncampus.com/programs/ young-adults or contact Lisa Robbins at lisa.robbins@jewishtampa. com or (813) 769-4723.Active AdultsAll programs listed are either at the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, or at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 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. Silver night out: Seniors are invited to the Silver Night Out Dance on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 -10 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. The event will feature live music, a full dinner, a photo booth, cash bar and red carpet. The cost is $25 per person. New book club: Book lovers are encouraged to drop by the Glazer JCC on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 5-6 p.m. for the start of a new book club. Input from participants is sought. Mens Club: This group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 5 6:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC for card games, ping-pong, billiards and occasional outings. Scrabble: Enjoy open play Scrabble on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. All levels are welcome. Cost is free for members and $10 for guests. Bridge lessons: A series of six lessons in bridge will be offered on Fridays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC The cost is $50 for JCC members and $60 for non-members. This is for players at any level. History of surrealism: University of South Florida history professor Joseph McAuliffe will offer a historical background of surrealism and provide an overBe a part of our new six-week social action program for young professionals. Sign up for weekly Program dates: Sunday, October 7 ( Orientation ) Wednesday, November 7 ( Closing program ) Deadline to register: Friday, September 21 Please note: Volunteers must be able to commit to all six sessions Advance registration required as space is limited. To register, go to www.jewishtampa.com / IMPACT IMPACT a community of young adults ( ) and Give back. Build community. Make a difference. JEWISH FEDERATION TAMPA view of the cultural climate of the Surrealist Movement on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 1-2 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. Plugged in: Learn how to create a journal of your memories, insights, photos, videos, favorite songs, special moments and more in a three-part series of lessons at the Glazer JCC. Thanks to a recent donation of 10 laptops, this is an opportunity for anyone who wants to get their hands dirty to learn new skills. The workshops are on Wednesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21 from 4-5:30 p.m. To register, call (813) 291-2253. Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. At the Glazer JCC, drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. This is free for all members. All levels of players are welcome. At the Cohn campus, there is free open play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. News talk: This discussion group, meeting at both JCCs, is led by Pat Renfroe and explores hot button issues of the day. Sessions at the Glazer JCC are on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. JetSetters: The Phyllis Borrell JetSetters social group for adults of all ages meets at the Cohn campus for an hourlong program followed by lunch. The next program will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon and is a Sukkot special event. The lunch is free for members, though a donation of $5 is suggested. Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and her group of Yiddish enthusiasts at the Cohn Campus on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. as they chat and reminisce. Chess lessons: Learn how to play chess on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Cohn campus. 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 classic movie and popcorn on the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the Cohn campus. There is no charge West Side Story. Do the Dali: Sign up for a docent-led tour of the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon. The tour includes a lunch at Caf Gala. The cost excluding lunch is $19 and registration is required. The special exhibit of Visions of Dalis Spain by photographer Clyde Butcher will be on display.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 Sept. 17, the topic is Keys to a Productive Career Transition. There will be no sessions on Sept. 3 and 10. Job-search aids: Success workshops to aid with job-search skills will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Sept. 6 topic is Mastering Change and Transition. The topic for Sept. 13 is Transferring Your Skills and Re-Careering. The workshops are free for Job-Links program participants; $15 for guests. Reservations required. To RSVP, call (813) 3440200, email RSVP@TBJL.org.
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PAGE 10 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 from the Menorah Manor family from the L'Shana Tovah! Challah & Honey SetA Holiday Favorite! Send our best-selling challah set as a gift for Rosh Hashanah or any occasion. Makes a great hostess gift or the perfect addition to your holiday table. Fluffy yet dense with great flavor, each loaf is approximately one pound and serves 6-8. Hurry, while quantities last! Special Offer SAVE 30% Order Now and Save 30% Only $19.99* (reg. $29.99 ) *plus $7.99 shipping & handling.Call 1-888-370-3479 to order item MBRH2 or visit ChallahConnection.com/welcomechallahduo1Offer ends September 30, 2018 or while supplies last. Creating kvells since 2002 Norwalk, CT 06855 Reg. $29.99 Now Only$19.99*By NAOMI PFEFFERMAN JTA news serviceLOS ANGELES Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf EichOperation Finale and he describes the traumatic learned about the Holocaust. The 74-year-old British actor was then in grammar school and at home alone when he turned on a documentary about the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. I remember my heart stopped beating for a while, Kingsley, who is not Jewish but believes he may have some Jewish relatives on his mothers side, said in a telephone interview. I nearly passed out. And I have been indelibly connected to the Holocaust ever since. His connection was even more enhanced when he asked his grandmother about the atrocities, and she said that Hitler was right to have killed Jews. I went into deep shock and was unable to counter her, Kingsley Ben Kingsley carried photo of Wiesel while lming Operation Finale From left, facing the camera, Mlanie Laurent, Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll and Michael Aronov in a scene from Operation Finale.Photos courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Picturessaid. But something must have clicked in my innermost soul that said Grandmother, I will make you eat your words. I will pay you back for that. You have not distorted or poisoned my mind. Kingsley went on to portray the Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal in Murderers Among Us; the Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern in Schindlers List, and Anne Franks father in a 2001 ABC miniseries. He also won an Academy Award for his turn as the titular Indian independence leader in 1982s Gandhi. During research for his Shoahclose friends with Holocaust survivor, activist and author Elie Wiesel. Not long before Wiesels death in 2016, the actor vowed to him that set that is appropriate to your story, I will dedicate my performance to you. So when Kingsley was offered the Eichmann role in Operation Finale after Wiesels death a Holocaust architects capture the actor jumped at the chance. Just as he famously carried a picture of Schindlers List, he carried a of Operation Finale [E]very day as promised, I looked at a picture of Elie that I carried in my pocket and said, Im doing this for you, Kingsley said. Operation Finale tells the story of Peter Malkin and other Mossad agents who covertly hunted and captured Eichmann hiding in Argentina and brought him to Israel for trial in 1961, where he was ultimately executed. The heart of the story is the cat-and-mouse game between Malkin (played by Oscar Isaac) and Eichmann, both of whom were master manipulators, Chris Weitz (About a Boy and A Better Life) (An exhibit by the same name as artifacts related to the hunt for and capture of Eichmann, recently concluded its run at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.) Each one is trying to convince the other of something, Weitz said in a telephone interview. Malkin wanted to convince Eichmann to sign a paper indicating that he was willing to go to trial in Jerusalem. And Eichmann is trying out various defenses that he will eventually use in Israeli court. So, in that regard there is the subterfuge of the escaped war criminal and also the subterfuge of the spy as hes trying to turn a source. As for Eichmann, Weitz said, I think the evidence shows a very stantly trying to serve his own ends and ambitions. Kingsley unabashedly sees his character as evil. What other adjective can you use? he asked. Not only did he commit these crimes as an architect of the Final Solution, he went to his grave proud of what he had done utterly unrepentant. Yet Kingsley said he chose not to portray Eichmann as a B-movie, cartoony, comic strip villain. That would have done a terrible disservice to the victims and the survivors I know and love, he said. Its important for us to accept, to stomach and to swallow that the Nazis were men and women normal people. Twisted people, but they didnt come from Mars. Weitz, 48, had his own personal connection to the material. His father, the fashion designer John Weitz, escaped Nazi Germany in 1933 at the age of 10. Nine years later he arrived in the United States and later became a spy for the OSS, the precursor of the CIA. He interrogated Nazi war criminals and helped liberate Bergen-Belsen, which forever changed him, his son said. fathers war stories and ultimately helped the patriarch write multiple books about Nazi war criminals. Weitz and Kingsley relied in part on the expertise of former Mossad agent Avner Abraham, who the curated the museum exhibition about Eichmann. (Avner was guest speaker at this years annual To Life dinner put on by the Florida Holocaust Museum) Weitz eschewed photographing the famed glass booth in which Eichmann spent his trial a part of the exhibition because he feared that might be blasphemous. The director also said he had endless trepidations about depicting images of the Holocaust, and so chose to do so through the lens of the Mossad agents memories. The agents memoirs indicate that they all found it deeply unsettling to be so near the person who had taken part in the murder of their families, Weitz said. Some of them were disappointed that all this evil could have the face of this rather unprepossessing man, which felt terribly out of scale to all the damage that had been done.Ben Kingsley stars as Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale.
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 11 AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 TREISERjoined in the St. Pete Pride parade. Earlier in the spring, he traveled with youths from across the Tampa Bay area to participate in the anti-gun violence March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. It isnt fair. I miss my best friend and my partner in mischief, said Rabbi Michael Churgel during funeral services for Rabbi Treiser on Sunday, Aug. 19, before a crowd of about 800 mourners. Rabbi Churgel, who was in the same rabbinic class as Rabbi Treiser, called him A mensch, through and through. Likening Rabbi Treisers life to one of the greatest pieces of music, Franz Schuberts Rabbi Churgel said, It leaves us sad at the thought of the life that was, nevertheless, a masterpiece, reminding family, friends and colleagues that Rabbi Treiser will live on in the inspiration, vision, kindness and laughter that he instilled in others. Many wept during the service and several speakers choked up, but there were smiles when Rabbi Churgel shared a tale of his friends romantic side. Years ago, Treiser took is future wife, Rachel, to a taping of the television show Before the taping began a man warming up the audience came up to them and said, You look like a happy couple. Treiser replied that they were very much like the characters in the show, then got down on one knee and proposed. Helen Hunt heard what was happening, stopped the production crew and got the audience to help celebrate the proposal. After the taping, the newly engaged couple was invited backstage to visit with Hunt and co-star Paul Reiser. Rabbi Steven Kaye, who had mentored Rabbi Treiser, told mourners that his friend was larger than life in stature but a kid at heart who was proud to be NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) regional rabbinic advisor and to serve on the rabbinic faculty at Camp Coleman, a Reform summer camp in Georgia. He loved Torah and teaching Torah He was much more than a rabbi. Rabbi Kaye said before looking at Rabbi Treisers family wife Rachel, and their children, Elana, 16, and Ethan, 13, and telling them, He was a loving husband and father. Rachel was the love of his life. He said the rabbi deeply loved his children and delighted in the fun times they shared. Barbara Bloom, Temple Bnai Israels director of engagement who was on the temple staff for Rabbi Treisers entire 10-year tenure, reminded mourners of the rabbis well-known sense of humor, then quipped, You know, if the rabbi were here right now he would say, This is what I had to do to get you all here? Bloom had everyone laughing when she told a story about a day when Rabbi Treiser went to visit the preschoolers and the director asked some of the children if they knew who he was. He came back the kids thought he was GOD! Rabbi Treisers daughter Elana recalled the time her dad surprised her with tickets to and how much he enjoyed her Bat Mitzvah and NFTY trips with her and how two months ago she was in Israel with him all before the worst day of my life. In tears and a cracking voice she said, I lost my role model and the best dad I could ever ask for. Elana said that unlike her dad, I do not know every line from every movie, but said she loved that her dad used to quote lines all the time. Jody Treiser Greenspoon, the rabbis sister, said her brother loved to dress in costume and loved telling stories winning several storytelling awards in elementary school. She also spoke about his empathetic side. As a proponent for a bone marrow project she talked him into giving a cheek swab and joining the registry. Then just as his wife Rachel was about to give birth to Elana, he was told he was a match for a woman with cancer bone marrow an act that saved her life. Later, he got to meet the woman. Rabbi Treiser was born on Dec. 21, 1971 and raised in Queens. Photos from Facebook, the Temple Bnai Israel website He earned his bachelors degree in communications from Queens College in 1993. He received a masters in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles and was ordained from HUC Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2000. Prior to joining Temple Bnai Israel, he was associate rabbi at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation. A fund is being set up for Rabbi Treisers family. Those wishing to contribute should send checks made out to the Rabbi Daniel Treiser Family Assistance Fund, c/o Temple Bnai Israel, 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33764. Caren Treiser, the rabbis mother, told the crowd of mourners: The world lost a mensch on Friday. Rachel, Elana and Ethan lost their husband and their father. You lost your rabbi, spiritual leader and friend, and I lost my son and most of all, my heart. But now it is time for you to learn how much he loved each of us. Tell him anything great about any of us and he would beam. Tell him of one of us in trouble and he would be there to help. You loved him, but he adored you. In the wake of Rabbi Treisers death, Temple Bnai Israel announced plans for a visiting rabbi to lead the congregation for the upcoming High Holy Days and rabbinic assistance for upcoming Bnai Mitzvah. Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi of Cincinnati, who studied with and knew Rabbi Treiser, will conduct services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Additionally, Rabbi Joel Simon and Rabbi Emeritus Richard Birnholz, both of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa, and Rabbi Betsy Torop of Pinellas County will lead Bnai Mitzvah services at the temple as needed. Rabbi Torop stepped down from the bimah at Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon earlier this year to serve as CCARs director of rabbinic support, engagement and growth.
PAGE 12 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 LEWINSKYwill take place at the Renaissance Hotel at Tampas International Plaza. At the Star Event, Monica plans to address such societal issues as survival, resilience, digital reputation, and equal ity all issues being confronted today by women in the Me Too movement, said Star Event Chair Faith Alexander. Her lens for these societal issues is based on her myriad unique and profound experiences in the White House, the Pentagon, and the investigation that resulted from her time in Washington, DC; as well as her involvement in media projects as both producer and subject; in education; and as an entrepreneur and designer, Lewinsky became known to the public in 1998, when it was revealed as part of a federal investigation that while a young White House intern and staffer she had an intimate relationship with then President Bill Clinton who publicly and derisively referred to her as that woman. Subsequently, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Clinton, claiming he had given false testimony and He was acquitted of the charges following a Senate trial. Ov ernight, at just 24 years old, she went unwillingly from being a private individual at the center of a legal, political and media maelstrom nearly destroyed her; he r survival despite the odds is a compelling and inspiring story. Th e investigation unfolded against a backdrop of a changing media landscape with the advent of both competing 24-hour news networks and the Internet. In June 2014, after a decade-long, selfimposed retreat from public life, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled Shame and Survival, for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped personal experiences and cultural observations regarding the shift toward what Professor Nicolaus Mills calls, a Culture of Humiliation (June, 2014). In it, she wrote that after the story of her presidential affair broke, I was arguably the most humiliated person in the world. Thanks to the Drudge whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet. Later that year Lewinsky gave a speech about the Internets reputation shredder at the For bes 30 Under 30 Summit from the perspective of what she termed Patient completely destroyed online. Th e acclaimed magazine piece, which received over 2 million views online and was nominated for a National Magazine Award, was an entry point for Lewinsky to begin a process that she describes as tak ing back my narrative and giving a purpose to my past while the well-received speech served as a catalyst for her present day speaking career. Writing again in Vanity Fair earlier this the Clinton scandal blew up her world. In the article, Lewinsky said she no longer feels alone and is re-examining her perspective on her own trauma, writing I we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the #MeToo and Times Up heroines. They are speaking volumes against the pernicious conspiracies of silence that have long protected powerful men when it comes to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and abuse of power. Th e 45-year-old was born in San Francisco. She was raised Jewish and attended Sinai Akiba Academy in the Los Angeles area in her younger years. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, with a degree in Psychology, Lewinsky also studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she earned a masters degree in social psychology. In this era of the Me Too movement, the 2018 Star Event will be an opportunity to listen to and learn from Monica Lewinskys anti-bullying message about confronting the effects of social media and the internet on ones reputation and about the importance of investing in education and the development of women, said Star chair Alexander. The Oct. 15 event will begin at 10 a.m. with registration and social hour, followed by lunch and the program at 11 a.m. Be cause Lewinsky has spoken to soldout audiences around the country, Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood suggests purchasing your tickets early. Invitations are not being mailed, only emailed this year. Luncheon tickets are $118 and are available online at www.zedek.org/starevent or by sending your check addressed to Faith Alexander, c/o Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 33030 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL, 33609. P atron and sponsorships range from $360 to $10,000 and include an invitation to the Mingle with Monica Patron Party on the Sunday evening prior to the event. Details about this party will be provided to sponsorships can sign up online on the Star Event website or can contact Alexander, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Star Event celebrates the memory of Franci Golman Rudolph, a beloved former Sisterhood president who also played an integral part in previous Star Events as the emcee of the segment where she interviewed the Star Event headliner. Rudolph was dedicated to tikkun olam, to changing the world, and received wide praise from the Tampa community for her work for various charitable organizations. As Schaarai Zedek Sisterhoods an nual fundraiser, the Franci Golman Rudolph Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Star Event provides funds for its many projects. These include donations to local, national, and international agencies, such as Tampa Jewish Family Services Food Bank, Florida Holocaust Museum, Camp Coleman, URJs Emergency Relief Fund for natural disasters, Weinberg Village Assisted Living Facility, Women of Reform Judaisms many worldwide projects and the World Union for Progressive Judaism. In addition, the Star Event funds allow Sisterhood to provide and Schaarai Zedek youth groups.
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 13 AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Support Our Advertisers!They help make the Jewish Press possible. Support Our Advertisers!They help make the Jewish Press possible. [ ]Support Our Advertisers!They help make the Jewish Press possible.Support Our Advertisers!They help make the Jewish Press possible. Support Our Advertisers!They help make the Jewish Press possible. Joan M. Vecchioli, Esq.BOARD CERTIFIED LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYER Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year Litigation Labor and Employment Clearwater/St. Petersburg Metro Arearrfntbb By MY JEWISH LEARNING STAFF JTA news serviceInvited to someones house for a Rosh Hashanah meal and looking for an appropriate gift? In addition here are some other must-have (or must-give) items for the Jewish New Year. Jewish calendars ration and can help keep the household organized. Most Jewish calendars sold in the United States list the next Gregorian year. (So one that starts with Rosh featuring intricate Judaic motifs such as Jewish stars and Hanukkah menorahs. Or the one from New Yorks Jewshowcases a variety of from its collection. Jewish cookbooks If your host invited you over for a home-cooked likes to cook. The four a good chance your host doesnt yet own them and host that youd love more holiday meal invitations? Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More that includes My Jewish Learning. In this gorgeous new ideas. Gropman and Sonya Gropman in The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes and History of a Cuisine features recipes for German-Jewish cuisine as it existed later adapted it in the United States and elsewhere. gredients. Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking offers sweet and savory recipes The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion offers meatand dairyand egg-free recipes for Rosh as dishes for a variety of other Jewish and non-Jewish holidays. Honey dishes It is traditional to dip apples in honey on Rosh Hato the practice. We like the stainless steel and glass one says shana tova umetuka (a good and sweet new and Rosh Hashanah apple plate and honey dish set gray from Quality Judaica. Assorted items notepad and set of Rosh Hashanah greeting cards. variety of pomegranate-scented candles. Off the beaten path Who doesnt need a Rosh Hashanah-themed smartphone cover/case? These Luxlady ones come in variwith High Holiday-themed nail decals from Midrash Manicures. Nothing quite right? Try searching for Rosh Haonline store for Israeli artists. Here are some special gifts for your Rosh Hashanah hosts
PAGE 14 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Wishing you a Sweet New YearLook forLeightons Honeyat your local grocery store 863-422-1773 David and Cynthia Weinstein, who grow pomegranates on their farm in Zolfo Springs, 50 miles east of Bradenton.Photos by Bruce LowittPOMEGRANATEHe knows, though, that the pomegranate is a traditional part of Rosh Hashanah, and that in biblical times (in the Middle East), apples didnt exist. David conjectures the apple in the story of Adam and Eve was actually a pomegranate. Jewish tradition tells us that the pomegranate has 613 arils (seeds), representing the 613 commandments in the Torah. Well, maybe. Depending on the variety of pomegranate, there can be a few hundred to more than a thousand seeds. There are several references to the fruit in the Bible and pomegranate symbols have been found on artifacts dating back to biblical times. When Moses was leading our ancestors through the desert, he asked God, And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this or of pomegranates. (Numbers 20:5) The pomegranate are part of what is known as the Seven Species, the seven fruits and grains singled out in the Torah as examples of the Holy Lands fertility. It is also a symbol of fertility, which is another reason why we eat them as part of our new years celebration. Images of woven pomegranates adorned the hems of priests robes (Exodus 28:33) and were on ancient shekels. An ivory pomegranate, believed to have been the head of a scepter from King Solomons temple, resides in a Jerusalem museum. Pomegranates are praised by King Solomon in the Song of Songs (4:3) and it is the only fruit with a top shaped like a crown. But the pomegranate isnt just a Jewish thing, so traced back to about 3000 B.C.E. in what is now Basra, Iraq. King Tut was buried with pomegranates, hoping he would be reborn, and in Islam they symbolize wealth and health. The Chinese consider it, along with the peach and citron, to be blessed fruit. Pomegranates came to the United States thanks to Dr. Gregory Levin, a botanist born in Leningrad in 1933, who had devoted 40 years to research of the plant in Turkmenistan. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, funding dried up and the Turkmenistan government uprooted the pomegranate trees and replaced them with vegetables but Levin had the foresight to send cuttings to Ben-Gurion University in Israel and the University of California, Davis. California has more than 32,000 acres of pomegranate farms, and trees have made their way to the Carolinas, Alabama and Georgia. Here in Florida, about 50 small farms, 300 acres worth, grow pomegranates but none of them is a commercial operation. Florida pomegranates cant be sold for human consumption, only for animal feed and decorative purposes because the state has yet to complete the testing of pesticides on them and approve them for labeling. identify what critters youve got, working in petri dishes, to establish which chemicals will work, then work on plants to see what controls the problem. you grow fruit and spray them again, then test the fruit. Thats a fairly expensive proposition. Normally chemical companies do it for bigger crops, he said. Theyre not interested in smaller ones like ours. The chemicals we use now are approved for use on blueberries but we dont have approval (to use them on pomegranates). The Weinsteins she is president of the 100-member Florida Pomegranate Association, hes the treasurer have about 10,000 pomegranate plants. Theyd have to at least double that to become commercially viable. Now they donate most of their crop to the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center near Lake Alfred, which is endeavoring to create a pomegranate industry in the state. The couple met in the Florida Keys; she was vacationing with a friend and he was on another boat, two slips away. While in ports in the Caribbean theyd take any job to make money pumping gas, cleaning boats and so on. They had a canvas shop on their boats where she made sail covers, seat covers and awnings. We bought the property as an investment, he said. We drove all over the states, narrowed it down to Florida we spent a lot of time in the tropics and decided anything north of I-4 was too cold. They chose Zolfo Springs because it was between their parents homes in Sebring and Sarasota. We dont like cities, Cynthia said. We like our space and peace and quiet that we were used to on the boat. This reminded us of the sea, vast and open, so we named it Green Sea Farms. They closed on the property in August 2004, the day before Hurricane Charley came through. It destroyed much of Punta Gorda, 45 miles to the south, but the Weinsteins were still living on a boat in Sarasota and escaped the worst of Charley by sailing up the Caloosahatchee River. Once they decided on pomegranates, they contacted the research center at UF, Cynthia said. They were starting a pomegranate project and were looking for people to take on a study to develop a market. California and Georgia. Most of the rest of the world grows them in whats called a Mediterranean climate, David said, and we have the opposite, so our issue is we get into the huering. The rest of the world doesnt have that. We have some varieties (from southern states) that seem to have a natural resistance to our problems but most of them, unfortunately, dont have big fruit, red fruit. Theyre seedy, theyre sour, so right now we have a grant from the university on cross-breeding. Basically, the Weinsteins have gone from learning how to grow a pomegranate to trying to learn how to grow an industry. We like the farm life, David said. Its a great learning experience. We didnt realize how long a road to hoe it would be at our age. Were thinking, Well, just about the time were ready to retire is They have three daughters and a son, all grown, plus four grandchildren and three great grandchildren none of whom is interested in a pomegranate life. as we do, Cynthia said. The Weinsteins pomegranate orchard
Second morning service, 11:30 a.m. Children & tot services, 2:45 p.m. Tashlich, 4 p.m. (Ballast Point)CEMETERY SERVICESSunday, Sept. 16 Woodlawn Cemetery, 9 a.m. Myrtle Hill Cemetery, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, second service, 8:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 First morning service, 8:30 a.m. Second morning service, 11:30 a.m. Children & tot services, 2:45 p.m. Afternoon service, 4:15 p.m. Yizkor, 4:45 p.m. Neilah, 5:15 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 5:45 p.m.CONG. BETH SHALOM SELICHOTSaturday, Sept. 1 Service, 7 p.m.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 8 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Childrens services, 4 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICESunday, Sept. 16 At the cemetery, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 8 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Afternoon service, 4 p.m. Yizkor, 5:30 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 7:15 p.m. UNAFFILIATEDCONG. OR AHAVAH email@example.com for more information and location of services Saturday, Sept. 1 Spiritual Preparation, 7 p.m. Bring a dessert to share.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Pot luck to follow serviceEREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Meditation continues through sundown, Break-the-Fast to followPasco CountyOrthodoxCHABAD JEWISH CENTRE AT WIREGRASS2124 Ashley Oaks Circle Wesley Chapel EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 7:15 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, noon Kiddush lunch following services Tashlich, 1:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, noon Kiddush lunch following servicesEREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor service, noon Afternoon & Neilah, Final Shofar, 8:04 p.m. Break-the-Fast, to followUNAFFILATEDCONGREGATION BETH CHAVARIM firstname.lastname@example.org ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m. EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m. YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor, noonPolk CountyTEMPLE EMANUEL Winter Haven SELICHOTSaturday, Sept. 1 Service, TBAEREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 7 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 8:30 a.m. Torah service, 9:30 a.m. ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 8:30 a.m. Torah service, 9:30 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICESunday, Sept. 16 Temple Emanuel Cemetery, 11 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 9 a.m. Torah service with Yizkor,10 a.m. Mincha & Neilah, 5:30 p.m. Break-the-Fast to follow, approx. 8 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHALOM EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 8 p.m. ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Tashlich, noonEREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 8 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Afternoon service, Yizkor, and Neilah, 3 p.m. Received as of press time: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY OrthodoxCHABAD CHAI OF SOUTH TAMPA2511 W. Swann Ave., #201, Tampa (813) 922-1723EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 7 p.m. *Community dinner to follow ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Shofar, 11:30 a.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Shofar, 11:30 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 9:30 a.m. Yizkor, noon (approx.) Final Shofar, 8 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 8:05 p.m.BAIS MENACHEM CHABAD1319 West North B St., Tampa (813) 504-4432 *at University of TampaEREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service & dinner, 7 p.m.*ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar & Tashlich 4 p.m.* ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m. EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.*YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Break-the-Fast, 8:05 p.m.BAIS DAVID CHABAD2001 W. Swann Ave., Tampa EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service. 7:30 p.m. ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noonROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7:20 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Break-the-Fast, 8:05 p.m.CHABAD OF TAMPA BAY EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 7:30 p.m. Community dinner to follow, ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noon ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, noonEREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor, noon Afternoon service, 5:30 p.m. Neilah, 7 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 7:52 p.m.CHABAD OF BRANDON/ JEWISH DISCOVERY CENTER (813) 571-1800EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 7 p.m. ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, 11:30 a.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m. Shofar, 11:30 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor, noon Break-the-Fast, to follow ConservativeCONG. KOL AMI SELICHOTSaturday, Sept. 1 Service, 8:30 p.m.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 9 a.m. ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 9 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICESSunday, Sept. 16 Gan Shalom, noonEREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 9 a.m. Yizkor, to follow Neilah, 7 p.m. Final shofar, 8:10 p.m. Break-the-Fast, 8:15 p.m.CONG. RODEPH SHOLOM2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa (813) 837-1911SELICHOT *at Cong. Kol Ami Saturday, Sept. 1 Service, 8:30 p.m.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Shacharit service, 9 a.m. Youth services,10 a.m. Tashlich, following serviceROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Shacharit service, 9 a.m. Youth services,10 a.m.CEMETERY SERVICESSunday, Sept. 16 Beth Israel Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. Myrtle Hill Cemetery, noon Tampa Jewish Memorial Gardens, 12:45 p.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Shacharit, 9 a.m. Mincha, 5:45 p.m. Neilah, 7:10 p.m. Havdalah & Shofar, 8:20 p.m.CONGREGATION MEKOR SHALOM SELICHOTSaturday, Sept. 1 Service, 9 p.m.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 ROSH HASHANAH 1st Day*Monday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 9 a.m. Tashlich, 1 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 9 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPUR*Tuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning serving, 9 a.m.* (including Yizkor) Mincha, Mariv & Neilah 5:30 p.m. Final Shofar, 8:12 p.m. Break-the-Fast, to follow CONG. BETH AM2030 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa SELICHOTSaturday, Sept. 1 Selichot service & dessert, 8 p.m.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service, 8 p.m. ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Jr. Cong., 11:30 a.m. Tashlich, immediately following servicesCEMETERY SERVICESSunday, Sept. 16 EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 8 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Jr. Cong., 11:30 a.m. Yizkor and Neilah, 4:30 p.m. Final Shofar 7:30 p.m.BETH ISRAEL JEWISH CONG. SUN CITY CENTER EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Evening service. 7:30 p.m. ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 Morning service, 10 a.m. Tashlich immediately following service ROSH HASHANAH 2ND DayTuesday, Sept. 11 Morning service, 10 a.m.EREV YOM KIPPURTuesday, Sept. 18 Kol Nidre, 7:30 p.m.YOM KIPPURWednesday, Sept. 19 Morning service, 10 a.m. Yizkor, approx. 1:15 p.m. Concluding service, 5 p.m. Final Shofar, 7 p.m. CONG. SCHAARAI ZEDEK3303 W. Swann Ave., Tampa SELICHOTSaturday, Sept. 1 Deli dinner, 5 p.m. Selichot service 8:30 p.m.EREV ROSH HASHANAHSunday, Sept. 9 Second service, 8:30 p.m.ROSH HASHANAH 1st DayMonday, Sept. 10 First morning service, 8:30 a.m. JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 15 JULY 13 AUGUST 9, 2018 High Holiday Service Schedules Anton Legal Group Stock Broker DisputesS. David Anton, Esq. Since 1985
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Obituaries AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 South Tampa Piano LessonsHelen Foessett Ages 6-Adults All Levels Play Your Favorite Songs!In-home lessons available813-928-4158Helen.email@example.comSuccessfully Teaching Music 25 Years! JANICE MARILYN CANTOS, 85, of Tampa, died Aug. 19. She was born in New York and moved to Tampa more than 50 years ago from New Jersey. She was a life member of Hadasin Clearwater and volunteered for numerous organizations including Hospice. Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Barry Cantos, and Alan and Paulette Cantos; sisters, Renee Roberts and Sharyn Brookins; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. The family suggests memorials to made to LifePath Hospice. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) SCOTT W. MOUDY, 60, of Tampa, died Aug. 12. A native of Boston, MA he moved to Tampa over for sports, especially his Boston Red Sox. Survivors include his parents, Boyce Bill and Barbara Moudy; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Abigail Moudy; sister and brother-in-law, Karyn and Steve Walters. The family suggests memorials be made to Congregation Beth Am. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)Trump tells rally Israel will have to pay a high price for embassy move in peace dealJERUSALEM (JTA) President Donald Trump said Israel will have to pay a high price in peace negotiations with the Palestinians over the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, raising consternation in the Jewish state. Addressing supporters at a rally in West Virginia, Trump praised himself for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, saying it should have been done years ago. He said the decision would help facilitate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians because it took the issue of Jerusalem off the table. And you know what, in the negotiation Israel will have to pay a higher price because they won a very big thing, but I took it off the table, he said. The Palestinians could never get past the fact of Jerusalem becoming the capital, but they will get something very good next because its their turn next. Amid the concerns in Jerusalem over the remarks, National Security Adviser John Bolton, who was in Israel at the time for disremarks. Speaking to reporters, he denied that that the embassy move was part of a quid pro quo, stating that as a deal-maker, as a bargainer, he would expect, you would expect, I would expect that the Palestinians would say OK, great, so we didnt get that one and now we want something else. And well see how it goes. However, he added that the fundamental point is that ultimately this is something that the parties are going to have to agree on. When the parties talk about it and agree, theyll decide between themselves what the price of that, if anything, was. Responding to Trump, Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told Army Radio that this isnt a terrible morning, but there is cause for concern regarding Trump. Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi took pains to reassure Israelis, asserting that the U.S. leader has not turned on us. And I can say as someone who has intensive contacts with the White House I was there only three weeks ago that he will not turn on us, he said. Such reassurances follow months of euphoria following the embassy move and general relief on the Israeli right that Trump shares its views. Following the 2016 election, Education Minister Naftali Bennett famously boasted that the era of the Palestinian state is over. Politicians on the left were more welcoming of Trumps remarks. Knesset member Amir Peretz, a former defense minister, was quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying that when dealing with a president who thinks like a businessman, it was clear it would only be a matter of time until he asked for something in return. No one can claim that this is a hostile president with demands that are not legitimate. Netanyahu cannot deny the need to make courageous decisions. Solving the dispute and dividing the land into two states for two peoples is not a deal with the U.S. but an Israeli interest that will allow our state to remain both Jewish and democratic. According to Ynet, the P LO harshly denounced Trumps remarks, saying they indicated the continuation of a biased policy in Israels favor, and the continued illusion of the American administration that it is possible to achieve the deal of the century without Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. Hamas, likewise spoke out against Trump. stating that his declarations, according to which Jerusalem is off the negotiation table, are audacious and dangerous and the right response would be to cancel the Palestinian Authoritys recognition of the state of Israel, and cease all security coordination with Israel. The authority should also break all contacts, including security contacts, with the American administration. Speaking with The Times of Israel, Majdi al-Khaldi, a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said that the American administration made a major mistake when it recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital and moved its embassy there. There is no compensation the administration could offer for those moves other than recognizing the state of Palestine with East the two-state solution as the sole solution. The Trump administration has yet to reveal its much-touted Middle East peace plan, which is being developed by Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser; Jason Greenblatt, a special representative for international negotiations; David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel; and Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations. The team released a joint statement saying that no one will be fully pleased with our proposal, but thats the way it must be if real peace is to be achieved. Peace can only succeed if it is based on realities. It is possible that Trumps latest statement was intended to bring the Palestinians to the table following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas statement that he would not consider the Americans proposals. Abbas said of the administrations plan last week during a session of the PLO Central Council. This is the slap of the century.
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 17 AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Please give today at jewishtampa.com/give. JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS & FEDERATION Tampa HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES SCHEDULECONGREGATION BETH AM2030 West Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612 and life cycle events.CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION Come be a part of our Family for the HIGH HOLY DAYS (JTA) Playwright Neil Simon, known for such Broadway hits as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, and Lost in Yonkers, has died. Simon, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, died Aug. 26 in New York City from complications with pneumonia at the age of 91. Simon began his career in television, on the writing staff for Sid Caesar for Your Show of Shows, working with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart, and later wrote for The Phil Silvers Show ome Blow Your Horn, hit Broadway. In 1966 he had four plays running on Broadway at the same time. During his career he wrote more than 30 plays and about the same amount of movie screenplays, some original and most adaptations of his plays. Most of his plays revolved around middle-class Jews from New York, and the family issues that plagued them. The themes of his plays include romance, adultery, divorce, sibling rivalry, cancer and fear of aging. In the 1980s, he wrote his semi-autobiographical trilogy: Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Biloxi Blues (1985) for which he won a Tony Award, and Broadway Bound (1986). He won both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for another autobiographical comedy, Lost in Yonkers in 1991. He also won a Tony Award for the Odd Couple, which also was made into a movie and television series Simon was born in New York to Irving Simon, a garment salesman, and Mamie (Levy) Simon, a homemaker. His parents had what he described as a tempestuous marriage, in which his father left the family at least eight times, and he said took refuge in movie theaters to escape his troubles at home. Those troubles also inspired him to become a writer, which he said helped him to become independent of emotional family issues. who died of cancer (1953), actress Marsha Mason (1973), twice to actress Diane Lander (1987 1988 and 1990), and to actress Elaine Joyce (19992018).Prolic playwright Neil Simon, whose comedies often revolved around Jews from New York, dies
PAGE 18 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS & FEDERATION Tampa FOR EMERGING YOUNG ADULT LEADERS ( AGES 2540 )PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy an exclusive discussion at One Buc Place with philanthropist Bryan Glazer, Co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Attend the Tampa Jewish Federations Annual Presidents Dinner Visit the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator and learn about Tampas innovation ecosystem Develop an understanding of the Tampa Bay Jewish community TOPICS INCLUDE Jewish Community 101 Leadership Philanthropy Our Jewish Future Jewish Identity Making a Difference Israel DATES October 25, 2018 (Orientation) October 29, 2018 November 5, 2018 November 19, 2018 December 6, 2018 December 17, 2018 January 7, 2019 January 22, 2019 February 4, 2019 February 18, 2019 Graduation (Date TBD) Space is limited to 18 people. Meeting locations to be announced. All classes start at 6:30 PM unless noted otherwise. COST $99 per person; includes course materials & dinner during each session. Apply online at www.JewishTampa.com/JLTI or JewishPinellas.org. Application Deadline: their applications by Friday, October 12, 2018.For more information about JLTI please contact Lisa Robbins ( Tampa JCCs & Federation ) at 813.769.4723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Emilie Socash ( Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties ) at 727.530.3223 or email email@example.com. 2018-09 HHD Jewish Press Quarter Page.indd 1 8/10/2018 2:56:18 PM (JTA) A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp has been deported to Germany from the United States, where he had lived for decades. Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, NY. He served as a guard at the Trawniki concentration camp near Lublin, Poland, during World War II, and may face prosecution in Germany for his actions. Members of New Yorks congressional delegation last year urged the Trump administration to deport Palij, whose citizenship was revoked in 2003 based on his wartime activities, human rights abuses and immigration fraud, NBC reported. A federal court also ruled that he had assisted in the persecution of prisoners at the camp, though it stopped for deaths. A statement released by the White House after Palij landed in Germany early Tuesday, Aug. 21, commended President Donald Trump and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removing this war criminal from United States soil. Despite a court ordering his deportation in 2004, past administrations were unsuccessful in removing Palij, the statement said. To protect the promise of freedom for Holocaust survivors and their families, President Trump prioritized the removal of Palij. Palij was born on former Polish territory, an area now located in Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 and became a citizen in 1957, but concealed his Nazi service saying that he spent World War II working in a factory on a farm. Palij told Justice Department investigators who showed up at his door in 1993, I would never have received my visa if I told the truth. Everyone lied. that he attended a Nazi SS training camp in Trawniki in Germanoccupied Poland and then served as an armed guard at its adjacent forced-labor camp. According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Trawniki camp was part of Operation Reinhard, the Nazi operation to murder the approximately 2 million Jews residing in German-occupied Poland. Because Germany, Poland, Ukraine and other countries refused to take him, he continued living in limbo in the two-story, red brick home in Queens he shared with his wife, Maria, now 86. Germanys Foreign Office said its decision to accept Palij showed the country was accepting its moral responsibility. And Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the German tabloid Bild that those who committed the worst crimes on behalf of Germans would be held ac countable. A reporter from ABC News who was present when Pajil was removed by ICE described him as looking frail with missing front teeth visible through his white beard. The only noise he made was a pained howl as agents hoisted him from his wheelchair onto the ambulance stretcher.Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij deported from US to Germany
JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 19 AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Marti n Fletcher, known for his success in TV journalism, is the award recipient of five Emmys, the du Pont, the TV Pulitzer, several Overseas Press Club Awards, the National Jewish Book Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence several times. His new novel, Promised Land draws on his decades of reporting in Israel to paint a searing, intimate portrait of a struggling family set to the story of a struggling nation. Nelson deMille wrote, "historical fiction doesn't get much better than this." Promised Land: From Fact to FictionWITH GUEST SPEAKERMartin FletcherA five-time Emmy Award-winner and former Israel correspondent for NBC.Thursday, October 11, 2018Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue6:00 PM Major Gifts ReceptionOpen to all donors who made a $5,000 minimum gift to the 2018 Annual Campaign or a minimum gift of $25,000 to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC.7:00 PM Program & Dessert ReceptionOpen to the community $36 per person $18 Early Bird (before September 21) $18 Young Adults (ages 21-35)Please register online at jewishtampa.com / kickoff or contact Loni Lindsay at 813.769.2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TAMPA JEWISH FEDERATION TAMPA JEWISH FEDERATION TAMPA JEWISH FEDERATION TAMPA JEWISH FEDERATION 2019 CAMPAIGN WITH GUEST SPEAKER 2019 CAMPAIGN 2019 CAMPAIGN 2019 CAMPAIGN KICKOFF Marti n Fletcher, known for his success in TV journalism, is the From Fact to Fiction Thursday, October 11, 2018 KICKOFF JEWISH FEDERATION TAMPA Now there is another reason to go shopping to support the Tampa JCCsThe Tampa JCCs are rolling out two new fundraising initiatives that will simplify the process to make a donation while doing your usual shopping. cept donating your spare change from your everyday purchases with the Harness App. By signing up for this app, every time you make a purchase with your debit or credit card, your total will automatically round up to the nearest dollar. This extra change will directly serve the community programs and services of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and JCC on the Cohn Campus. The Tampa JCCs have so much to offer. From a plethora of arts and cultural experiences, summer camp programming, activities for active adults to young adult social engagements, we offer the full gamut of programs, said Heidi Shimberg, Executive Director of the Tampa JCCs. After all, were community. Harness was created by two Tampa residents Miraj Patel and Andrew Scarborough to assist fundraising. The pair were driving down the expressway one day, when Scarborough took a sharp turn and a across the car. Patel told his friend he should do something with all these coins. In the next 10 minutes, the guys drove past 10 ads, all seeking donations for charities in different, old school ways. The idea came to them that they could do something modern, new and genuinely helpful for these charities by harnessing todays digital technology. Thanks to their ingenuity, the Tampa community is invited to make a big impact for the Tampa JCCs with just a little small change. Heres how you can get involved: 1. Sign up at https://tampajccs. harnessapp.com/roundup and link your primary debit or credit card. 2. Set your spare change donation limit. (Minimum of $10 monthly) 3. Purchases on that card will round-up to the nearest dollar amount as change. 4. Your accumulated spare change is donated at the end of every month to the Tampa JCCs. The second concept is just as practical and is a no-brainer for all regular Amazon shoppers out there. Have you heard of AmazonSmile? Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of all eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, with the same products, prices and service. However, all purchases must be made by logging in to smile.amazon.com to be eligible for this .5 percent donation credit. How to sign up for AmazonSmile: Visit smile.amazon.com. You will be prompted to select a charitable organization from a list of eligible organizations. At the bottom of the browser type Tampa JCCs and Federation. If you are supporting more than one charitable organization, you can change your place of giving at any time by doing the following: Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. Select or key in an organization to support. We are excited two new opportunities Harness and AmazonSmile for the community to support the Tampa JCCs that is separate effort from the Tampa Jewish Federations Annual Campaign, said Alissa Fischel, chief JCCs and Federation. By donating your spare change or a nominal percentage of your Amazon purchases, you are supporting the building blocks of our community the Bryan Glazer Family JCCs and JCC on the Cohn Campus. For more information on how to enroll in the Harness App or AmazonSmile, or to make a donation in support of the Tampa JCCs, contact Michelle Gallagher at 813739-1687 or michelle.gallagher@ jewishtampa.com. (JTA) The FIFA soccer federation suspended the head of the Palestinian soccer body for threats against Argentinian star Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub, who has long lobbied for action by FIFA against Israel, was suspended for a year on Friday, Aug. 24 by the bodys ethics committee in Switzerland, Ynet reported. In June, he urged supporters to burn photos and player jerseys if Messi or his Argentinian national team were to show up for a scheduled friendly match against the Israeli national team in Jerusalem. Messi subsequently pulled out of the game and his team stayed away in what was widely seen as a major victory for the effort to boycott of Israel. FIFA, which last year rejected quests to discuss sanctions against Israel, opened an ethics hearing into his conduct, which the organization deemed an incitement to the tune of $20,000.Soccer federation suspends Palestinian for threats against Argentinian star
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