By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ JTA news serviceBarring unexpected delays, Silvia old promise thats become her lifes work: to write a biography of her late grandfather, who is a national hero in his native Lithuania. Foti, a 60-year-old high school teacher from Chicago, made the pledge to her dying mother 18 years ago. She has spent a long time studying the life of her grandfather, Jonas Noreika, as well as acquiring the writing skills necessary for chroniBut rather than celebrating Noreikas legacy as her mother requested, the biography that Foti wrote of Holocaust scholars who for years have called for stripping Noreika of his honors. The national hero, she and they insist, was a Nazi collaborator who helped murder thousands of Jews and steal their property. The unpublished biography, which Foti summarized in a bombshell Salon article in July, split her own family. She said her father and his second wife asked Foti not to publish the book because it would make Lithuania look bad. And it would have distressed her mother if she were still alive the author said this causes her great pain. book is the unprecedented attention it is bringing to Noreikas alleged crimes in Lithuania, where a school has been named for him. Noreika died in 1947 while in the hands of the KGB. In 2000, former president of state of independent Lithuania, attended the funeral of Noreikas wife in Vilnius. 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 33707Complied from news wires www.jewishpresstampa.com VOL. 31, NO. 6 TAMPA, FLORIDA OCTOBER 5 18, 2018 16 PAGESPhoto by Ina BudryteCOLLABORATOR continued on PAGE 13 Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Complied from news wires A world-renowned Israeli wildlife photographer who has literally gone to the ends of the earth to get a prized shot will be the featured guest speaker at the Hillels of the The Saturday evening, Nov. 10, event, Bubbles & Bubbly, at the Florida Aquarium Jew and Tikkun HaYam programs. The gala begins at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP cocktail reception for sponsors, followed by the main event at 7:30 p.m. The Florida Aquariums 500,000-gallon coral reef exhibit is the perfect backdrop for guest speaker Amos Nachoum, an acclaimed wildlife photographer, explorer and conservationist. Suncoast Hillels gala to feature Israeli photographerUndewater photographer Amos Nachoum and his photo, A Sardines Last Daylight. Captured off the California coast, the shot shows a striped marlin opening its bill to swallow the sardine. PHOTOGRAPHER continued on PAGE 10 By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN JTA news serviceNEW YORK Dogs and their owners are a common sight in Central Park on the weekend, but there was something different about the group gathered on the grass on a recent Sunday morning. The approximately 20 people could be seen and heard pointing at the ground while yelling zits and shtai and urging their dogs to shpring over hurdles. A group of befuddled visitors from Canada who stopped by to ask what was going on seemed even DOGS continued on PAGE 11 Ann Toback demonstrates the shpring command with her dog, Jesse, while trainer Miguel Rodriguez, left, and Yiddishist Leyzer Burko look on. At UN: Netanyahu seeks action against Iran; Abbas defends paying Israeli killers (JTA) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an address to the United Nations, rejected criticism of the P.A. for paying monthly salaries to Palestinians who kill Israelis or the families of the killers. I pay tribute to our hero martyrs and prisoners of war, he told the General Assembly. Meanwhile, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his address unveiled the location of a secret Iranian atomic warehouse in Tehran and implored the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect it. Netanyahu dedicated more than half of his speech to Irans nuclear transgressions and aggressions against Israel and other countries. He reminded the delegates about Israels raid on a Tehran storage facility containing Irans atomic archive and chided the IAEA for not taking action against it. Since the raid, he said, Iran has been emptying the warehouse, including spreading more than 30 pounds of radioactive material around Tehran. He added: We will act against you in Syria, we will act against you in Iran, we will act against you wherever and whenever. We will act against you to defend our state and our people. Netanyahu also spoke of Hezbollahs threats against Israel and provided an aerial photo to show where the Lebanon-based terrorist group has hidden precisionguided missiles throughout Beirut. Addressing Hezbollah, he said, Israel knows what you are doing, Israel knows where you are doing it, and Israel will not let you get away with it. Netanyahu said he was deeply grateful to President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and that Irans economy has tanked since the U.S. re-imposed economic sanctions. He said Israel had opposed the deal from the outset because it threatens our future, even our very survival. He said one positive consequence of the Iran deal, UN continued on PAGE 12 Biography reveals grandfather as Lithuanian Nazi collaborator Silvia Foti visiting a friend in Vilnius, Lithuania in July 2013.Trump signs law expanding hate crime protections to religious institutions WASHINGTON -President Donald Trump enacted a law that expands hate crime protections to religious institutions. The bill signed last Friday by Trump, Protecting Reby a series of bomb threats last year against Jewish institutions. The American Jewish Committee on Wednesday praised the passage of the law, which had strong bipartisan backing. This important law, which provides for new and strengthened measures to deter, as well as punish, perpetrators of attacks on religious institutions, will provide a much-needed sense of comfort and security, said Jason Isaacson, the AJC associate executive director for policy. Hate crimes laws enable prosecutors and law enforcement to impose enhanced penalties for existing crimes if they can show that bias was a motive. Joseph Schocken, a businessman in Mercer Island, WA, contacted his congressman, Derek Wilmer, after a local Jewish community center got a threat. Wilmer, a Democrat, joined David Kustoff, a Jewish Republican from Tennessee, to advance the bill, and it was also advanced in the Senate by Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, and Dianne Feinstein, a Jewish Democrat from California. In June, Michael Kadar, a 19-year-old AmericanIsraeli man, was convicted by an Israeli court of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States including Tampa, as well as to airlines. U.S. federal charges are still pending against Kadar.NASA signs deal for lunar mission with Israel Space Agency JERUSALEM NASA has signed an agreement SpaceIL to collaborate on the Jewish states unmanned moon mission slated to launch from Cape Canaveral next year. The landing would culminate eight years of collaboration on the $88 million project. If it succeeds, Israel will become the fourth country to reach Earths rocky satellite. The spacecrafts journey to the moon will last about two months. The Israeli craft will be the smallest to land on the moon, weighing only 1,322 pounds. Upon its landing, the spacecraft plans to take photos and video of the landing site while also measuring the According to the new agreement, NASA will contribing and support to aid in mission communication. ISA and SpaceIL will share data with the U.S. space agency from the SpaceIL lunar magnetometer installed aboard the spacecraft. In addition, NASAs Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ceIL lander as it lands on the moon.96-year-old Jewish American shares Nobel Prize in PhysicsThree researchers, including a Jewish American, won years from Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1992, but remains active in his home laboratory, at 96 is the oldest ever Nobel laureate. He started his work on manipulation of microparticles with laser light in the late 1960s which resulted in the can grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells invention of advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and in industry. Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada sharing the other half for together developing a method to generate ultra-short optical pulses, which also is used in corrective eye surgery.
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JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 3 OCTOBER 5 18, 2018 JERUSALEM (JTA) While Americas global image has plummeted during Donald Trumps presidency, Israelis give high marks to his administration and the country as a whole, according to the Pew Research Center. Israelis were often three times more likely to give Trump a positive rating than those surveyed in other allied countries, including Mexico, Germany, Canada and France, according to a Pew poll released Monday, Oct. 1. Eight out of 10 Israelis express a favorable opinion of the United States and more than half believe that America is doing more to address global problems than a few years ago. Israel also tops the list in terms of the share of the public (79 per cent) saying that relations with the U.S. have improved in the past year, Pew reported, citing the longtime tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former President Barack Obama. Under Trump, the United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal that Netanyahu reviled and recently cut off nearly all aid to the Palestinians. In Israel, Trumps positive rating jumped to 69 percent, up from 56 percent in 2017 on the heels of his decision to move the U.S. Embassy, according to the report. By contrast, other allies have complained that Trump, who has promoted an America First agenda that disdains international institutions and free trade, doesnt take into account the interests of countries like theirs when making foreign policy decisions. Favor able views of the U.S. have fallen by 34 points in Mexico, 27 points in Germany, 26 points in Canada and 25 points in France. Americas global image has plummeted ... amid widespread opposition to his administrations policies and a widely shared lack according to Pew. While 93 percent of Spaniards Trump, followed by 91 percent of Mexicans and 90 percent of Frenchmen, only 31 percent of Israelis expressed this sentiment.Pew: Trump increasingly unpopular globally except in IsraelBy VICTOR WISHNA JTA news serviceKANSA S CITY, Mo. The scribbled, shorthand note is faded, modern Jewish state are clear: H(is) M(ajestys) G(overnment) accepts the principle that P(alestine) shld. reconstitute as the Natl. Home of the J(ewish) P(eople) Jotted on stationery from Londons Imperial Hotel, the memo would be forwarded along with a second annotated version to Britains foreign secretary, Lord Ar thur James Balfour, who would ration on Nov. 2, 1917. Those are two amazing little pieces of paper, said Doran Cart, senior curator at the National WWI Museum and Memorial here, where a revelatory new exhibit probes the century-altering impact of the Great War from a Jewish perspective. To have them here is an incredible touchstone not only for the Jewish commu nity, but also for everyone else, because that has really affected the world order. Besides the original drafts of the Balfour Declaration, which was end of the war, the exhibit titled For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI offers a remarkable range of artifacts tracing Jewish responses to the war from early enlistment to outspoken opposition to efforts to help other Jews around the globe. Through dozens of photos, plac ards and personal correspondence, it explores the fortuities and challenges of American-Jewish identity and highlights the consequences of century-old events from Balfour to the Bolshevik Revolution, also in 1917 that still reverberate today. Even as it marks the centennial of its ending this year, World War I war is often overlooked in comparison to the one that came after though not so much in Kansas City, where the museums 265-foot-high Liberty Memorial rises above downtown. The site was dedicated in 1921 in front of more than 100,000 people, includcommanders. More than 150,000 showed up when President Calvin Coolidge opened the tower to the In the 1990s, the tower was rewith the worlds most diverse collection of artifacts from the war. Congress declared it the nations Also overlooked or rather underknown is the outsize impact World War I had on Jewish Americans, many of them only recently arrived in the country. Of the 4.8 million men and women who would serve in the American Expeditionary Force, 250,000 were Jews. When the time came to serve their country under arms, no class of people served with more patrio tism or with higher motives than the young Jews who volunteered or were drafted and who went overseas with our other young Americans, Gen. John Pershing, commander of the expeditionary force, said in a 1926 address to an interfaith crowd in New York City. Indeed, For Liberty offers plenty of odes to Jewish commitment to the cause by those in uniform and beyond. The large recruitment posters printed by the Jewish Welfare Board may be the most eye-catching, as is the fully preserved uniform of Army Sgt. William Shemin and the Medal of Honor he was awarded posthumously in 2015. Also on display is songwriter Irving Berlins draft card, as well as copies of the patriotic music he wrote while stationed at Camp Upton on Long Island, NY. For instance, theres the score from Jewish War Brides, by Boris Thomashefsky one of several Yiddish Theatre productions staged in support of the war. A photo shows the Jewish singer and vaudevillian recording of George M. Cohans Over There, which was to become the best-selling anthem of the war. Yet the exhibit is also alarming, in a cautionary tale sort of way. Rabbi Stephen S. Wises 1917 New York Times op-ed declaring that American military service will mark the burial of hyphenism, and will token the birth of a united and indivisible country, is presented as a dream clearly still unrealized. Other documents, such as letters from politicians to American Jewish leaders requesting loyalty oaths, notices demanding % Americanism and a cartoon depicting a literal wall to keep out alien undesirables echo the antiimmigrant passions and policies of today. The Communist revolution quickly led to the earliest Red ence in America though after centuries of life under the czars, it was seen as deliverance by many Russian Jews and their American relations, as revealed by a special Haggadah supplement published to celebrate this newest exodus. Photos and quotes highlight the anti-draft activism of Emma Goldman, who was arrested and eventually deported with hundreds of other radical aliens for anarchism. Theres also the hint of a Supreme Court controversy, Jewish justice, Louis Brandeis, whose 1917 appointment and contion process was seen as unprecedented. For Liberty is especially prescient considering that it was planned years ago. A joint effort of Philadelphias National Museum of American Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society in New York, it debuted at those two institutions last year under a different name. Rachel Lithgow, then-executive director of the historical society, wanted the exhibit to travel beyond the Jewish-museum world, so that visitors of different backgrounds could see it. I wanted any hyphenated Americans to be able to relate to it because the Jewish story [of that time] is the Italian story, its the Irish story, its the Asian story, she said, noting that 18 percent of the American Expeditionary Force was foreign-born. Its really, how did people become American, what does becoming American look like? Cart, the museums senior curator, said he was intrigued when Lithgow presented the idea. It told a new story, that we had dealt with in smaller ways, but never in a real comprehensive exhibition like this, he said.An exhibit on Jewish life during WWI energizes a Midwestern community
Finding ways to a stress-free life: Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf will lead a program on The Kabbalah of Mindfulness: The 7 Habits of a Stress-Free and Meaningful Life on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad center. Rabbi Wolf of Australia has been a leading teacher of spirituality for more almost two generations, combining contemporary positive psychology with ancient spiritual wisdoms. The course will address neutralizing worry, living in the now, overcoma crazy world. Although an Orthodox Hassidic Rabbi, he describes his teachings as universal, open to people of all backgrounds and spiritual orientations. The cost is $10. For more information go to www.chabadchaicenter.com/KOM or call (813) 922-1723. Wrestling with Faith: A six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) titled Wrestling with Faith will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7:30-9 p.m. and run for the next six Wednesdays, excluding Nov. 21. The cost is $70. Fees include classes, materials and recorded lessons (for sessions missed). For more information, call the Chabad center.Bless the Animals: Bring your leashed pets to the portico on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. so Rabbi Joel Simon, Rabbi Nathan Farb and Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro can bless them. Tot Shabbat: Enjoy an interactive Shabbat experience for families with young children on Friday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. This is for children up to age 5 and siblings of all ages. After the service, there will be a free Shabbat dinner for the families. This event will include a special PJ Library display courtesy of the Tampa JCCs. Learn how you can receive Jewish books for children from birth to age 8, also at no cost to you. Parents and grandparents are welcome. RSVP by Oct. 18 by calling the temple or going to www.zedek.org/RSVP. Nu frontiers: This program, led by Rabbi Emeritus Richard Birnholz, is a new initiative for those 50 and older looking for social activities. Let Rabbi Birnholz know if youd like to be part of the planning. Contact him at (813) 876-2377, ext. 205 or email email@example.com. Senior luncheon: Armondo Diaz, an acclaimed Frank Sinatra impersonator, along with preschool student singers will perform at the senior luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18, beginning at 11:15 a.m. There is no charge but reservations are required. RSVP to the temple Caf CSZ: Have a bagel and a cup of coffee at Caf CSZ on Sundays from 9-11 a.m. when the religious school is meeting. Join the conversation and meet friends, fellow parents, and other congregants. 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 is now under way on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class runs through Dec. 19. This is for Jews, non-Jews, intermarried couples and singles and will be taught by Rabbis Simon and Farb. It is required for anyone who is planning to convert. Call clergy assistant Ming Brewer to register at (813) 876-2377, ext. 202.Parade of pets: Celebrate the Parade of Pets Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14 at noon. This is the 10th annual Parade of Pets and Birkat Behemot (Blessing of the Beasts). It will be held in the north (b)arking lot. Bring your pets. All are welcome. In conjunction with the pet parade, the Chaverim and Boneem youth groups will hold a party at 12:30 p.m. at the synagogue with kids from Congregation Rodeph Sholom joining in. The cost is $10 for Chaverim members and $8 for Boneem. RSVP to Rachel at youth@ kolami.org. Sisterhood game night: The Sisterhood will hold a Paid Up Membership Event including happy hour and game night on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the social hall. Come play your favorite game mah jongg, Mexican train dominoes, Trivial Pursuit and others. A light dinner will be served. RSVP by Oct. 15 to sisterhood.kolami.tampa@gmail. 1115 E. nd rd Rabbinically Speaking Rabbinically Speaking Shabbat Candle Lighting Times As I write this, we are only a few days removed from the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, but we havent yet ended Sukkot. Our tradition teaches us that the until Shemini Atzeret brings a close to Sukkot. That means that we are still in a period of teshuvah of repentance, and of forgiveness. Anyone whos been to synagogue during this time is well aware of what an emphasis our religion places on teshuvah. We believe that, except for the most grievous of transgressions, it is always possible to do teshuvah there is almost nothing for which we cannot make amends, and for which we should not be forgiven. A fully righteous person cannot stand in the place of someone who has done teshuvah, according to our Talmud (Berachot 34b). Making a misstep, and then paying the price, is how we get better. Its one of the great lessons of our tradition. Thats why so many rabbis, myself included, are speaking out in support of Amendment 4 this November, which restores voting rights to former felons (except for those convicted of murder or sexual offenses). Currently, Florida is one of only four states in which felons do not automatically regain their right to vote upon completion of their sentences. And, the process by which a former felon can expensive, and is rarely successful. As a result, there are approximately 1.4 million people in the state who are being denied this basic, fundamental civil right. It is appropriate for someone to be punished when they have broken the law. But, our legal system, and Jewish ideas about justice, also teach us that their punishment should be appropriate and proportional to their violation. No one should be punished forever for a transgression (outside of those who are guilty Voting for teshuvah of the most heinous of crimes, of course). Withholding the right to vote for the rest of a persons life is deeply unjust. Theres also evidence that its counterproductive there is a correlation between allowing released prisoners to reengage civically and reduced recidivism. So, its not only good morality to restore peoples voting rights, its also good for the society at large. Rabbis getting involved in political causes is always a controversial matter, and I understand why people may be uncomfortable that many of us are publicly supporting this ballot initiative. But Im willing to do so in this case for two spethe incredibly rare example of a political issue which is nonpartisan. Restoration of voting rights has support from across the political spectrum. It truly does not seem to be a matter of left versus right so much as right versus wrong. And, as much as I try to be respectful of the spectrum of political belief within our community, and of some peoples desire to keep their religion, and their synagogues, as places free from politics, I am also aware that our tradition is, in some senses, deeply political. We believe in justice (Justice, justice shall you pursue being one of the most quoted verses of Torah), and we know that justice cannot exist in theory; it only exists in the real world. Which means that although we should strive to be as open and nonpartisan as possible, we simply cant remove ourselves completely from the political process and still remain true to the mandates of our religion. I hope that youll agree that Amendment 4 is a righteous and moral initiative, and that it is in keeping with the values of our religion. I hope youll spread the word, and vote Yes on 4 in November. of the words of our prophet Micah, Let justice roll down like waters, and righRabbinically Speaking is published as a public service by the Jewish Press in cooperation with the Tampa Rabbinical Association, which assigns the column on a rotating basis.
success of the congregations Valentines Day concert, a Love Concert is planned for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. featuring opera, Broadway, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Spanish songs. Performers will include Cantor Andres Kornworcel, Cantor Tanya Greenblatt, Cantor Beth Schlossberg and others. Installation Weekend: A variety of activities are planned for the weekend of Nov. 16-18 to celebrate the installation of Rabbi Bryan Mann as the congregations new spiritual leader. On Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Rabbi Sharon Cohen-Anisfeld, president of Hebrew College, will perform Rabbi Â Manns installation at Shabbat services, with an oneg to fol low. Â On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. there will be a bagel breakfast and study session with Rabbis Mann Â and C ohen-Anisfeld. This study session will be followed by a brief worship service. Â That evening at 5:30 p.m. there will be a special gathering for congregants of all ages. Â It will begin with a potluck dinner and will be followed by Havdalah service, special programming, and entertaining games. On Sunday, Â Nov. Â 18, the congregation will sponsor a Â Thanksgiving fair and food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Immediately following this will be a barbecue with games and activities. The Men s Club will be hosting an all age soccer match on Â the synagogue grounds. Â Following the game, folks will sit around a Â Monster Mash: The congregation will hold its Monster Mash party on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6-7 p.m. This is a costume party featuring an evening of dancing and contests. Â Visit http:// bethshalom-brandon.org for more information. Â Torah 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. Â For mo re 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 Â spiritual ity Â for everyday life. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:15 7 p.m.Teddy bears: Mekor Shalom will hold a Teddy Bear Shabbat on Friday, Oct. 19 Â at 6 p.m. with kaddish included in the service. Teddy bear owners of all ages are invited to celebrate Shabbat in a beary joyful way. There will an oneg after the ser vice with teddy bear friendly snacks. com. As a tzedakah project, bring a new childs game. Israeli broadcaster lecture: The fourth annual Am Yisrael Lecture, sponsored by Harvey Mackler, will be held Monday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The guest lecturer is Eve Harow, Israeli radio personality, international spokesperson, and a passionate advocate of Israel. Her topic will be, Is Media Coverage of Israel Biased? A Middle Easterners Perspective. Â Harow is a U.S. born Israeli. She will talk about media coverage and what is happening in Israel and the need to evaluate issues facing the Jewish homeland Â from a perspective beyond that of Israeli and Palestinian. RSVP to www.TampaEve.event brite.com or call the synagogue at (813) 962-6338. LChaim: A Sharing Lifes Lessons session is held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. There is a different topic, readings and different leader for each weekly session. This is a friendly group sharing our lifes lessons. Â Talmud study: Jewish law confronts everything from capital punishment to how to make rain. Join Rabbi Howard Siegel on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for Talmud study. This is open to everyone from beginners through experts. Texts are provided. Knitting time: The Sister hood 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 infor Host a kid, volunteer: The North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) will hold its Southern Tropical Region Hatikvah Kallah meeting at Congregation Beth Am for the weekend of Nov. 9-11. About 180 kids in grades six-eight from all over Florida will attend and Beth Am is seeking families to host the youths or to help with events such as cooking, setting up tables, driving, registration or parking and more. To volunteer, email Hope Buksbaum at youthcommittee@bathamtampa. org or contact Youth Director Lisa Cohen at youth@bethamtampa. org. The kids will meet friends from camp, participate in social action opportunities, engage in interactive activities and join in songs.More Latin movies: Season Two of Latin America Jewish Movies is winding down with the next showing at the synagogue on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Mr. Kaplan, is the only Uruguayan movie of the season. Jacob, a 70-year-old Jewish man living in South America, is convinced a quiet German man is a runaway Nazi and makes plans to kidnap and bring him to Israel. Snacks and refreshments to be served. The cost is $5. Kid Shabbaton: A fun and interactive overnight Shabbat retreat at Camp Cedarkirk in Lithia is planned for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28 for youths from grades 3-7. Activities will include games, sports, hiking, rope courses, swimming (weather permitting), and more. The Shabbaton is for religious school and Hillel Academy families. Sign your child up at www.rsholom.org. Jammies and Jeans Shabbat: Throw on your jeans and get your children in their jammies for a casual Shabbat celebration on Fridays, Nov. 2 and 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel. Light refreshments will be served and this is open to the public, so bring friends. Visit www.rsholom.org to register for these programs. Adult education: Rabbi Josh Hearshen will teach Torah study on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Talmud study on Thursdays at noon. At 7 p.m. on Thursdays he teaches a class titled Embracing Judaism. Adult Bnai Mitzvah program: This program is offered on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. with the prerequisite of taking the Embracing Judaism course with Rabbi Hearshen and the Hebrew Reading class with Judy Van Der Stelt The program is open to the community and costs $150 for members and $250 for non-members. To register online go to www.rsholom.org or call (813) 837-1911. Love concert: Due to the Jill NeumanREALTOR firstname.lastname@example.org jillneuman.com 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 231, Tampa, FL 33602I love what I do and youll love the results. Jason Abraham Fink, son of Matthew and Carolyn Fink of Tampa, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Kol Ami in Tampa. A seventh grade honors student at Hillel Academy, Jason was a recent inductee into the National Junior Honor Society. Active in sports, he is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys playing soccer, basketball Camp Ramah in the summer. Matthew and Carolyn Fink will host a celebration at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC on Saturday, Oct. 20. Special guests will include grandmother Beverly Fink and grandfather Max White, both from Tampa, along with family and friends from California, New York, South Carolina and Tampa.Jason Abraham Fink Leah Cheri KingLeah Cheri King, daughter of Sharon and Brian King of Tampa, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa. A seventh grade Principal Honors List student at Walker Middle Magnet School, Leah is a member of the Junior Honor Society. Active in Jr. Schzfty youth group, Leah is an avid softball player and was a member of the Keystone Little League 11U team that placed third in the state. Sharon and Brian King will host a celebration at Congregation Schaarai Zedek on Satur day evening, Oct. 20. Special guests will include grandfather Tom Wolfe from Orlando, grandparents from Au gusta, GA, along with other family and friends from Orlando, Coral Springs, Montreal, Georgia, Alabama. CHICAGO Eliyahu Moscowitz, a kosher super visor at a supermarket, was shot dead in Chicago on Simchat Torah in what local residents fear might be a killing spree. Moscowitz, 24, was shot once in the head and left for dead on a rainy Monday night in the East Rogers Park neighborhood, about a mile from where he grew up. Police say robbery does not appear to have been a motive. His killing followed the murder 36 hours earlier of Douglass Watts, 73, who also was shot once in the head as he walked his dogs in the same lakefront park a little before 10 a.m. Sunday. Chicago Police have determined that the same gun was used in both killings. They released an image of Watts killer dressed all in black and wearing a black ski mask. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the two victims had no connection to each other and likely were chosen at random. Johnson also said it was too early to determine if the shootings were hate crimes. Moscowitz was an Orthodox Jew and Watts was gay. The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have also joined in the investigation of the two murders. Moscowitzs body was found shortly after his mur der by Pastor John Elleson of Lakewood Chapel. He is laying there with the rain coming down, Elleson said, and if it was my son or my relative, I would just want someone to stand with them during this time. gentleman is all. He was a wonderful, very kind, gentle, caring per son, Zelig Moscowitz said. He was someone who uplifts others. After attending high school in Chicago, Moscowitz spent a year studying at the Mayanot Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem before returning home to work as a mashgiach, or kosher supervisor, at the Jewel supermarket in suburban Evanston. After his murder, a local Facebook page contained tributes from some of the many customers that Moscowitz helped over the years. Always a kind word and smile, Nicest per son and Such a nice guy were typical descriptions. Moscowitz also was a fan of the game Pokemon GO and often played in parks in Chicago and the suburbs. He usually wore a bright red or orange Tshirt and was friends with a large group of fellow games enthusiasts. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, more than 100 local players turned out for a candlelit vigil on Loyola Beach, near where he was murdered. Moscowitz looked like a sort of typical Orthodox Jewish guy that you would think you would have nothing in common with, said Pokemon GO enthusiast Adam Thornburg. That couldnt be further from the truth. Omar Arango, who often played with Moscowitz, called him a big, kindhearted gentleman. Because he was murdered on Simchat Torah, a day that observant Jews do not use telephones or comput ers, Moscowitzs parents, Mendel and Esther, were unaware of their sons death until hours after it occurred. Chicago kosher supervisor shot dead; may be victim of killing spree
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rrfr ffrrn fntnbtbrr ffrfn nrrffr frfn nb r Political advertisement paid for and approved by Janet Cruz, Democrat for Florida Senate, District 18. A Tampa Bay artist with national acclaim, Donald Gialanella, has been selected to create his sculpture, Love Heart, in memory of Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Leslie Weiss and their children Hannah and Ari to be erected at Congregation Bnai Israel in St. Petersburg, the synagogue the Weiss family called their spiritual home. The Weiss family perished on New Years Eve when a small plane they were aboard crashed while they were on vacation in Costa Rica. Their deaths shocked the Tampa Bay Jewish community, as well as family members and former fellow congregants they had known in Philadelphia. Mitch, 52, a radiologist, and Leslie, 50, a pediatrician, both practiced at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Ari, 16, a student at Shorecrest Preparatory School, was a talented musician and Hannah,19 was a sophomore at Columbia University, where she was studying sustainable development and Jewish ethics. Hannah and Ari had also spent summers at Camp Ramah Darom in north Georgia. In an outpouring for the family who touched so many lives, more than 1,000 mourners packed Bnai Israel for a memorial service 10 days after the tragedy. The artist was selected in a Tampa Bay Call to Artists request for proposals, promoted through six artist associations. The award for creation of the sculpture utilizes funds donated by friends and loved ones in memory of the Weiss family to Congregation Bnai Israel. Overseeing the sculpture selection and installation is the Weiss Sculpture Committee led by Susan Marger LeVine. The synagogues board of trustees unanimously approved the committees sculpture artist selection of Gialanella. Gialenellas Love Heart is a stainless steel memorial to the Weiss family. The sculpture is a touchstone for remembrance and Synagogue to erect sculpture in memory of Weiss family compassion. It stands approximately 6 feet tall and 6 wide and is made of marine grade stainless steel (impervious to weathering and discoloration). Love Heart is made up of many layers of stainless bands welded Gialanella noted the exterior bands are uneven yet the negative space in the center forms a perfect heart shape. transported from Gialanellas St. Petersburg studio for installation before the end of the year. The 15th anniversary of the Perlman Music Programs Sarasota Winter Residency will begin in November and be celebrated with a variety of performances. Since 2003, program founder Toby Perlman, along with her husband, internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, have worked with students, faculty and staff in Sarasota while making the Suncoast their wintertime home-awayfrom-home. The season will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. with A History of Klezmer Music to Modern Jazz, led by local arts and history educator Baila Miller. This event will feature a lecture and multi-media presentation focusing on klezmer music and in America. The program will be held in the Zell room of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatees Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $10 and are available at PMPSuncoast.org. The event is a perfect precursor for anyone attending Itzhak Perlman In The performance will be Perlmans only area appearance this season. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Almost 23 years have passed since Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddlers House. In this upcoming live performance, he revisits this Perlman on stage will be Hankus Netsky, music director, saxophone and piano; Andy Statman, clarinet and mandolin; members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band; and other special guests. Tickets are from $72 $152 953-3368 or go to www.VanWezel.org. For Klezmer in spotlight at Perlman Music ProgramShannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, will speak at Temple Bnai Israel in Clearwater on Sunday, Oct. 21 to discuss the Second Amendment and how folks can protect their children from gun violence. Watts, mother of 5, was a stay-at-home mom and former communications director before she started a Facebook group the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Her Facebook message was that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. That online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of American mothrespect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Her talk at the temple will include discussion of how one person can make a difference in the lives of those around them change. She is expected to offer advice on keeping guns locked up and away from children. Watts Moms Demand Action organization now has chapters in every state and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the nation. Watts is also active on the board of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two organizations for recruiting women to run for politiThe event, sponsored by the Women of Temple Bnai Israel, will feature a private VIP meet and greet with Watts at 5 p.m. The main presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. For sponsorships contact Katie Blaxberg General admission is $30 per person; VIP tickets, $75. For a discount in honor of the new year, when ordering online, use the code NEWYEAR. To make reservations, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communiThe temple is located at 1685 S. Belcher Moms Demand Action founder to speak on gun violence protection
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Above all else, Nachoum loves people as much as he does wildlife. His concern for both inspired him to co-found Israels Marine Na tional Park on the Red Sea. Complementing his photography, Nachoum has more than 35 years experience as a wildlife adventure guide, and 18 years experience diving in Antarctica. He has led National Geographic expedition teams with dignitaries such as Dr. Eugenie Clark, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Those expeditions and his work have been featured on the National Geographic and Discovery channels as well as the BBC. Nachoum began his life as a survivor against insurmountable odds when he survived a near-drowning as a child. He also served as a commando for the Israeli Special Forces unit. Eventually, he transitioned to war photography. His dedication and total immersion into his work has helped him create an exceptional photography collection that is globally recognized by prestigious publications such as The New York Times Cond Nast Traveler, Time and Life. His awards include Best in Photography with Communication Arts, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Natures Best. His photos and essays have appeared in more than 500 publications in North America, Europe, and Japan. His work has also been included in The Living Ocean, Oceans, and The World of Nature. Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, Suncoast Hillels executive director, said he felt it was important to choose Nachoum, an impactful person to the marine conservation initiative, raising event. Amos work in the marine environment is absolutely incredible. He is passionate about protecting life underwater and I know our guests will really enjoy hearing about his amazing adventures. I can think of no one better to help us kick off the gala than Amos, he said. Along with Nachoums presentation, guests at the gala will enjoy an open wine and beer bar, appetizer and dessert buffets. The main event will begin with Havdalah and will include Calypso music, and a live auction, which will feature a signed original 24 x 36 digital print on aluminum from Nachoums gallery. Scubi Jew and Tikkun HaYam, which will benefit from funds raised at the gala, are initiatives created by Hillels of the Florida Suncoast. The two programs raise awareness in the Jewish community of the many threats facing the marine environment, as well as showcasing the innumerable wonders of the sea. The Scubi Jew and Tikkun HaYam programs explore the marine environment through Jewish eyes. Their work is helping to improve the ocean locally and around the world. Through coral restoration, marine debris removal, conservation education, shark and manatee awareness, the efforts of Suncoast Hillels students are having real and lasting effects on the marine environment. Rabbi Rosenthal, who has worked diligently to put these programs into place said, Im excited about Scubi Jew/Tikkun HaYam because its one of the most innovative programs in the Jewish environmental sphere at the moment and the only Jewish initiative focusing on the marine environment. For those of us living in Florida, where we are surrounded by water, our concern for the marine environment as Jews is clear. The mission of this program is to raise awareness in the Jewish community and to get Jews involved. Admission for the main event is $125 per person. Patron sponsor admission is $360 per person and includes the VIP cocktail reception. Go to www.suncoasthillels. org/bubbles-and-bubbly, or contact Suncoast Hillels directly for reservations. RSVPs are requested no later than Oct. 26. Several oneof-a-kind corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available; details about sponsor www.suncoasthillels.org/bubblesand-bubbly-sponsorship. For additional information about the Bubbles & Bubbly event, or questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Linda Wolf, Suncoast Hillels assistant director, at (813) 899-2788 or shalom@ suncoasthillels.org. For more information about Tikkun HaYam, visit www.repairthesea.org or contact Shayna Cohen, Tikkun HaYam program coordinator, at Shayna@repairthesea.org. Hillels of the Florida Suncoast campuses along the west coast of Florida, including the University of South Florida (Tampa and St. Petersburg), the University of Tampa, Eckerd College and Florida Southern College. Hillels of the Florida of the Tampa Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and Florida Statewide Federations. MARKETING/SALES DIRECTORHarry & Jeanette Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated Marketing/Sales Director with a proven track record meeting census goals and focus on outreach activities and networking events designed to grow and develop new referral sources. This position includes internal and external marketing/public relations functions including: Please email resume with cover letter to email@example.comThe Jewish National Fund Women for Israel is bringing bestselling author Anita Diamant to Tampa for a special celebration of the 25th Anniversary of her book, The Red Tent. The dessert reception is being held at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome Prior to the community program, an exclusive pre-reception for all women contributing $1,000 or more to JNFs 2019 campaign begins at 1 p.m. Guest speaker Anita Diamant is a journalist and New York Times best selling author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl. She has penned various feature stories and columns als as well as stories about medical ethics, politics, pop culture, and contemporary Jewish practice. She started her career as a journalist in Boston writing for local publications and covering regional and national news, before turning to writing non-fiction books about Jewish life such as The New Jewish Wedding Book and The Jewish Baby Book along with her novels inspired by the Bible, Judaism, women, and American history. When the Red Tent 1997, it became a book group favorite, its popularity largely fueled by word-of-mouth. It has been published in 25 countries and in 2014 the book was made into a Lifetime channel mini-series. The historical novel expands the story of Dinah, a minor character in the book of Genesis. The brief episode in which she appears but does not speak is usually referred to as the rape of Dinah. In Diamants retelling, Dinah is given a voice. The Red Tent is told from her perspective and the point of view of the women around her. Event chair for the JNF Women for Israel Dessert Reception is Lynne Merriam. While there is no charge to attend Diamants talk, RSVPs are required. Contact jnf. or call (727) 536-5263. * JNF began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israels water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism. For more information on JNF, call (800) JNF-0099 or visit jnf.org.JNF Women for Israel to host reception with Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent Known for his underwater photography, he is the recipient of numerous photography awards and acknowledgements for his groundbreaking work in free diving with polar bears, great white sharks and orcas in the open ocean. His interest in conservation brings attention to the most fragile regions of the underwater realm, with preservation of the environment foremost in his mind. Nachoum also has a fascination with other big animals, training his camera on the likes of gorillas and rare tigers. A sampling of his work can be seen at www.amosphotography.com. His work generates attention for endangered species to aid in their preservation and to provoke public awareness. Photo by Amos Nachoum
[ ] rfntbnfbr r fntbBubbles & Bubblyfntb fbrfrb rbbbbrbrr rrbbrbbbbbb bbb bb rrrrbb brbbrfntbrb b bbbnnrr rbf fn ttf frrr rrn n tb t brrr tnrrntb r t ENDORSEMENTS: Tampa Bay Times Florida Sentinel Bulletin Dr. Earl Lennard, former Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, and Mrs. Annabel Lennardfor Hillsborough County School Board District 6 Passion Experience LeadershipThe Right Candidate for our Childrens Future!Political advertisement paid for and approved by Henry Shake Washington, Hillsborough County School Board, District 6 Henry Shake Washington Educating Hillsborough County Kids for 42 Years! www.ShakeforSchoolBoard.com The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is planning to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a special service and candle-lighting ceremony with Holocaust survivors on Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. The museum will also offer free admission all day to help citizens remember the events of the night of Nov. 9 and morning of Nov. 10, 1938, when a pogrom against Jews throughout Germany, Austria and other areas under German control was carried out by Stormtroopers and German civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening as Jewish synagogues, homes, hospitals and businesses were damaged or destroyed and some Jews estimates range from about 100 to much higher were killed. The event gets its name from the German term Kristallnacht, meaning night of the broken glass. The event was seen as the beginning of the Nazis Final Solution. The public is invited to the service. The museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S. For more information, call (727) 820-0100.Holocaust museum to commemorate Kristallnachtmore confused when they learned the answer: This was a Yiddish course. For dogs. Sponsored by the Workmens Circle, the Jewish cultural society founded in 1900 by Yiddish-speaking immigrants, the workshop was a chance for dog owners to learn a little Yiddish while schmoozing with fellow pet owners. Yiddishist Leyzer Burko taught the course with dog trainer Miguel Rodriguez. The fusion of German, Hebrew and Aramaic once the language of millions of Jews from Eastern Europe but now mainly spoken by haredi Orthodox Jews seemed to come easy to some of the canines. white Cavalier King Charles spaniel, took a particular liking to the word shpring, happily leaping over hurdles upon command. She seems to be picking up pretty quickly on the commands, kvelled Alexandra Straytner, who came to the course from the Morningside Heights section of ManLevine. Were having a lot of fun, barking problem, but I think shes enjoying it. Other canines were less eager to follow commands in the mamaloshen Yiddish for mothers tongue or Yiddish. Bibi, a tiny 7-year-old white shorkie, mostly sat on the grass watching the other dogs respond to commands. Shes a bit of a Jewish diva, said her owner, Joanne Freed. The Upper West Side resident wasnt exactly surprised, since Bibi had yet to master commands in English. Still, Freed was happy the dog got to hear some Yiddish. Shes adopted, but its her heritage, she said with a laugh. Pairing Yiddish and dogs may seem strange today, but it would have been even more unusual 100 years ago, said Burko, who received a doctorate in modern Jewish history from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Eastern European Jews historically were wary of dogs because they associated them with lessthan-friendly landowners and aristocrats, he said. That gave rise to expressions such as A hunt iz vert dem shtekn, meaning a dog deserves (to be beaten with) the stick and a karger hunt, which literally translates to a stingy dog and was used to mean a miser. Biblical and rabbinic sources also associate dogs with negative qualities such as uncleanliness and violence. Photo by Josen Dolsten But owners at the Central Park event were quick to praise, telling their canines Gut (rhymes with boot) instead of good and handing out treats when the dogs did as told. Hannah Raykher was schepping plenty of nachas from her dog Archie Drucker, a 3-year-old black and white havanese who seemed to be mastering the zits command to sit. Raykher, 17, who came to the workshop with her family, said teaching her dog commands in Yiddish was both fun and useful. I kind of like it more than the English now, said Raykher, who lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Its more fun. Also, it will probably be nice in the park when everybody is yelling Go! Stay! Stop! [to yell] Ann Toback, the executive director of the Workmens Circle, said there are a few other advantages to speaking to dogs in Yiddish. Using a language different than the one the dog hears in everyday speech makes the command more effective, said Toback, who came up with the idea for the course year. (Sundays workshop sold out.) The fact that people love speaking in Yiddish also helps, she said. When most of us are using Yiddish, it makes us happy and were conveying that to the dogs, Toback said while standing next to her dog Jesse. Beyond dogs, Toback also hopes the course can help encourage people to celebrate the languages rich history. Too much we forget the thousand years of high culture because of the tragedy of how Yiddish ended in Eastern Europe, she said, but reconnecting to that, reconnecting to our heritage, to our hearts, is really part of this.
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Tampa, Florida 33618 Cell: (813) 220-7171 Ph: (813) 908-8500 Fax: (813) email@example.comFRAN SCHWARTZRealtor Obituaries OCTOBER 5 18, 2018 MARTY BALIN, 76, of Tampa, one of the original band members of Jefferson Airplane, died Sept. 27. Born in Cincinnati, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He dropped out of San Francisco State University to pursue a career in music. He was an ex-folk musician who formed the Jefferson Airplane in 1965 and was one of its lead singers. With a handful of business partners in San Francisco, he converted a Fillmore Street pizza parlor into the Matrix, a club he helped run that nurtured bands and artists like the Grateful Dead, Santana, Steppenwolf and where the Jefferson Airplane served as house band. He was also a key members of the Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He also wrote and co-wrote numerous songs. In recent years, he released a few albums and reunited on occasion with old bandmates. He enjoyed returning to his folk roots, doing club performances as part of an acoustic trio. Survivors include his wife Susan Joy Balin and three children. (David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg Chapel) BARRY ALAN COHEN, 79, of Tampa, died Sept. 22. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Jacksonville and eventually Tampa where he graduated from Plant High School. He served in the United States Coast Guard, completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University and attended law school at Mercer University. After graduation, he moved back to Tampa where he spent the next 50 plus years doing what he called his dream job, practicing law and pursuing justice for his clients. UNwas that it brought Israel and many Arab states closer together than ever before, in an intimacy and friendship that I have not seen in my lifetime, and that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. The Israeli leader also said he hoped the day will soon arrive when Israel will extend a formal peace, beyond Egypt and Jordan, to other Arab nations, including the Palestinians. Netanyahu called the U.N.s continuing anti-Israel stances the same old anti-Semitism with a brand new face. Once it was the Jewish people that were slandered and held to a different standard. Today it is the Jewish state which is slandered and held to a different standard, he said. Netanyahu defended the countrys nationstate law and called it downright preposter ous to accuse Israel of racism. Â He noted that more than 100 countries in the United particular people. Abbas, who was introduced as head of the State of Palestine, Â said the law will lead to one racist state, an apartheid state, and reminded the General Assembly that it had sanctioned South Africa for its policies of discrimination against the Arabs of Israel and called on the United Nations to act to reject it and cancel it. At the beginning of his speech, he announced that Jerusalem is not for sale. And the Palestinian peoples rights are not up for bargaining. Abbas said the Palestinians have participated in all peace initiatives and accepted every invitation to sit at the peace table with Israel. I reiterate that we are not against negotiations and have never rejected negotiations on any day, and that we continue to extend our hands for peace, he said. We only believe in peace. Peace is the only path. We dont believe in terrorism and violence. Abbas accused Trump of sullying the peace process and of being too biased for Israel to be an honest broker. We welcomed Trump when he was elected and praised his announcement of peace plan, but were shocked by his actions concerning the process, he said. Trump decided to close the P.A. mission as the capital, moved the embassy to Jerusalem, and even boasts that he took issues of Jerusalem and refugees off the table. He even With a history of winning, he served as defense atTampa Bay area over the last 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his children Barry Alexander Cohen; Geena (Dennis) Zaslavsky; Steven (Carrie) Cohen, Kevin (Amy) Cohen; sister Cynthia Cohen Wright; brothers-in-law, Stanley Wright and Les Barnett; four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Hillsborough County Bar Association Foundation or the Southern Poverty Law Center. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) STEPHEN GOLDMAN MI, and previously of Tampa and St. Petersburg, director and curator of what is now the Florida Holocaust Museum. In his nearly 50-year professional career, he worked for numerous other Jewish organizations including the Anti-Defamation League. He served as executive director of the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, OK and had retired as the executive director of the Holocaust Memorial Center on the Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, MI. He was a graduate of Brandeis University and Carnegie Mellon University and attended Yale University. Early in his career he held teaching positions at the State University of New York and Florida State University. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sylvia Goldman; daughters and sons-in-law Shimon Maddock (Rich), and Chava Goldman (Lance); son and daughter-in-law Zachary Goldman (Drea); brother and sister-in-law Michael Goldman (Patti); and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to Brandeis University or any animal shelter organization. (Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors) with the United Nations highest court asking the international body to order the United States to move its embassy out of Jerusalem. tine with the International Court of Justice, or World Court, on Friday, Sept. 28, Reuters reported. The lawsuit argues the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations of 1961 requires a country to locate its embassy on the territory of the host state. Israels ownership of Jerusalem, which it controls militarily, is in dispute on the international level. It asks the court to order the United States of America to withdraw the diplomatic mission from the Holy City of Jerusalem and to conform to the Vienna Convention. in Jerusalem on May 14, in the existing U.S. Consulate building in Jerusalem.Palestinians le suit seeking US embassy out of Jerusalemby cutting humanitarian aid to refugees and funds to Palestinian Authority, Â Abbas said. Abbas said there would be no peace unPalestinian capital and the borders are drawn on the pre-1967 lines. Please do not try to outsmart us, he said. He said the Palestinians have practiced peaceful, popular resistance and are resisting the Israeli occupation by legitimate means. He said that while Â settlers use arms against our people, we will continue to reject violence and use of weapons. He called on the world community to view the Palestinians as humans. We are not redundant.
Holocaust and stop blaming the Germans for everything. She has had to pray and seek guidance from God throughout her work on the book, she said. Lithuanian narrative The debate about Noreika and other collaborators who sided with Russia during World War II goes to the heart of Lithuanias national narrative that it was and is a victim of Russia. Seen through that prism, collaborators like Noreika or Juozas Ambrazevicius, the leader of a local pro-Nazi government, sided with Germany only to achieve independence for Lithuania. But that narrative ignores the level of complicity by ordinary Lithuanians many of whom viewed Jews as agents of communism in the near total annihilation of the approximately 220,000 Jews who lived in Lithuania before the Holocaust, according to Efraim Zuroff, the Eastern Europe director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Zuroff believes that the veneration of people like Noreika in some ways is rooted in a collective desire to whitewash Lithuanian complicity. You see this tendency across Eastern Europe, he said, but its tries with the highest amounts of genocide complicity. Lithuania is the only Nazi-occupied country noted by Israels Yad Vashem museum for its peoples enthusiasm for collaboration with Germany. And even when this enthusiasm subsided hostility towards Jews and denunciation persisted, the museum says. One example of this genocidal zeal occurred in Kaunas, Lithuanias second city. At the Lietukis Garage, pro-German Lithuanian nationalists killed more than 50 Jewish men in 1941 by beating, hosing and then murdering them with iron bars, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Some of the perpetrators then posed for pictures with the victims tortured bodies, providing some of the most memorable images of Nazi collaboration anywhere. Complicity issue Fotis research turned the plaque for Noreika into a symbol for the plicity. But the plaque is just one of numerous expressions of veneration for perpetrators. Juozas Krikstaponis, a member of a death squad who killed thousands of Jews in Lithuania and Belarus, has a monument for him north of Vilnius. The Nazi collaborator Kazys Skirpa, who represented his nation in Berlin during World War II, has a main street named after him in Kaunas, and his image features regularly in nationalist marches. An outspoken antiSemite, Skirpa proposed to solve the Jewish problem not by genocide but by the method of expulsion from Lithuania, the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania asserted in 2015. Against this background, the developments around Fotis article have surprised veteran campaigners for Holocaust recognition in Lithuania. Zuroff acknowledged that Jewish Holocaust scholars like himself are easy to dismiss in Lithuania as Russian agents or disgruntled enemies of the Lithuanian nation. Even ethnic Lithuanians who try to confront complicity quickly get labeled as traitors. In 2015, Zuroff co-authored a landmark book, Our People with Ruta Vanagaite, a successful writer who is not Jewish, that chronicles their joint travels across many of the killing sites of Jews that dot Lithuania and their history. The book also features Vanagaites discovery that two of her close relatives, her grandfather and uncle, were active in the persecution of Jews. But Vanagaites publishing house last year dropped her as the mainstream media attempted to discredit her and recalled all of her books, only one of which was about the Holocaust. Whereas Vanagaites ties to Zuroff and liberal credentials made her vulnerable to smear campaigns, Foti totally blindsided the Lithuanian government, according to Grant Gochin, a Los of Lithuanian-Jewish descent. Gochin is behind multiple lawsuits over his ancestral homelands veneration of war criminals, including Noreika. They cant call Noreikas daughter a Soviet agent, they cant defend against her, he said. In this respect Foti, who also favors the removal of the plaque honoring her grandfather and other honors, landed a rare victory for Zuroff, Vanagaite and Gochins side. She also highlighted their favored steps to remove Noreika as a national hero were clearly paying lip service, Gochin said, or it wouldve happened long ago. As long as Lithuanians are taught to revere people like Noreika, Goaccuracy is being lost. Genocide, he said, needs to be acknowledged where it happened. JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 13 OCTOBER 5 -18, 2018 Anton Legal Group Stock Broker DisputesS. David Anton, Esq. Since 1985COLLABORATORLast week, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius urged authorities to remove a memorial plaque to Noreika from the wall of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences on any of the countrys numerous monuments celebrating killers of Jews. Following the Salon article and coverage of it in the New York Times, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius, who for years has ignored calls by Jewish groups to remove the plaque, asked the state-funded and -operated Genocide and Resistance Research Center to review Noreikas status as a national hero. In her book, Foti explores how her grandfather issued orders to round up and kill the Jews after his appointment in 1941 as head of Siauliai County under the German Nazi occupation. And she presents evidence that he personally moved into the home of a Jewish family after its members had been killed, presumably at his order. Foti recalled being shocked her grandfather. The principal told her that he got a lot of grief from the Jews over the name, but assured her it was all Soviet lies. That remark put her on a path to unravel the history of Lithuanian Jewrys genocide and her grandshe had hoped to exonerate him, Foti said. Yet a wealth of evidence convinced her that her grandfather was complicit and actually taught his Lithuanian soldiers how to exsequester them, march them into the woods, force them to dig their own graves and shove them into pits after shooting them, as she wrote in the Salon article. It was a devastating discovery for a woman who said she grew up adoring her late grandfather. At Christmas dinners, her tightknit family would leave an empty chair and glass of wine for him to acknowledge the absence of the handsome man in framed portraits who probably was tortured to Foti said she hopes the book good look at its own role in the The 2018 Hanukkah stamp will be issued Oct. 16, but this year the word Hanukkah is not on the stamp. Though the word Hanukkah is not on the face of the stamp, the words Happy Hanukkah are printed at the top of the stamp sheet, a US Postal Service statement said. The statement noted that the postal service has received many public recommendations over the years to do a Hanukkah stamp without the word Hanukkah, thus giving the Jewish community the option to use the stamp beyond Hanukkah. With the beautiful and meaningful design of the 2018 Hanukkah stamp we decided to take this public recommendation and gauge the response, the statement reads. In a unique twist, the stamp will be dedicated in conjunction with the new stamp also being issued USPS, Israel Post to jointly issue No-name Hanukkah stampby Israel Post. The Hanukkah stamp will be formally issued at a ceremony at the Touro synagogue in Newport, RI. Americas oldest synagogue, the building was completed in Hanukkah that year. Artist Tamar Fishman designed the new Hanukkah stamp featuring a menorah created by using the techniques of the traditional Jewish folk art of papercutting. She chose blue-purple and green papers for the background to highlight the central design. Behind the menorah is a shape reminiscent of an ancient oil jug with additional design elements include dreidels and a pomegranate plant with fruit But there is at least one person, while happy there is a new stamp this holiday season, is not pleased that the word Hanukkah has been removed. For years, Ronald Scheiman, a former Postal Service clerk in Boynton Beach, has campaigned for USPS to issue a new Hanukkah stamp each year, just as it does for Christmas stamps. He has also lobbied for more widespread distribution of Hanukkah I have been campaigning to the USPS for a new Hanukkah stamp, never been asked about leaving the word Hanukkah off the stamp, said Scheiman. Personally, I use the Hanukkah stamp all year long with the word on it. Now they are saying they, the USPS, are listening to us, the Jewish community. Please ask your readers to send an email to the USPS and tell them you want a new Hanukkah stamp every year and that it should have the word Hanukkah on it. Scheiman says emails should be sent to Roy.A.Betts@usps.gov with a copy to Postmaster General Megan Brennan at pmgceo@ email.usps.gov. Customers may purchase the new Hanukkah stamps as of Oct. 16 through the Postal Store at usps. nationwide. As a Forever stamp, it will always be equal in value to a 50 cents. What does fall mean in Florida? Instead of leaf piles and sweaters, look for a splash pad and foam party at the 5th Annual Fall Family and Friends Field Day, cosponsored by Tampa Jewish Family Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay. The event will be held Sunday, the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa. All Tampa Bay families are invited. Admission is free, but everyone is asked to bring non-perishable food items to help stock the TJFS Community Food Bank. The afternoon will feature games inside and outside the JCC, character visits and more. Plus, PDQ is providing free lunch to all attendees. For more information, contact Tampa Jewish Fam960-1848.Annual family/friends fall fun day Oct. 28
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A night in the Catskills: T ampa Ameet Hadassah is planning a gala dinner dance with the theme, Â Catskills Revisited A Night to Remember, Â on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. The evening will include a silent auction, gourmet dining, a Catskillsstyle show, music, dancing and more. Â Entertainers will be the Fred Astaire Dancers, comedian Francine Wolf tummler David Vogel and DJ/song writer David Morris. Emcee for the show will be Steve Shlomo Schwersky, radio host of WMNFs Sunday Simcha. Sponsorships are available starting at $500. A sponsors pre-event party will feature Nathan Hefner, a pianist/vocalist. Proceeds will be earmarked for Â breast cancer research at Hadassahs Jerusalem hospitals. Â Cost is $75 per person. RSVP deadline is Oct. 19. For more information, contact event co-chairs: Michele Norris at (813) 352-8765 or Â michelen.hadassah@gmail. com; Anita Greenberg at (813) 254-3454 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Â Bagel lovers unite: Enjoy your Sunday morning with a bagel brunch spread on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. This #Gather family event is at Ballast Point Park, 5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, which has playground facilities for the kids. Â Cost is $5 for members and $8 for guests. There will be bagels, lox, cream cheese, coffee and juice. #Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for #Gather events, visit: www.bryanglazerfamilyjcc. com/gather or www.jcccohncampus.com/ programs/young-adults or contact Lisa Robbins at email@example.com or (813) 769-4723.Discovering his heritage: Cubanborn Yoel Chaim BenHabib will share his amazing story of discovering that he is Jewish at the Tampa Bay Jewish Genealogical Societys next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. BenHabib has been interested in his ancestry since childhood. Â Currently a junior majoring in history at University of South Florida, he used research, family interview s, family customs, and DNA to seek out his genealogy all pointing to a Jewish lineage that goes back to the Canary Islands and Spain. Â He will sha re his research methodology as well as stories detailing the customs he grew up with that are still being practiced by family members in Cuba, unaware of their Jewish heritage. The group will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services; 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. There is no charge and guests are welcome. For information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981.Volunteers needed: The Jewish War Veterans Post 373 is seeking veterans and non-veterans who would like to help permanent live-in disabled veterans at the Tampa VA hospital. For details regarding the Post and the latest post activities, visit www.jwvtampa.org Contact Commander Larry Jasper at (813) 404-5616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.All 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. Â To RSVP or for more information on pr ograms at either center, contact Pnina Levermore at (813) 291-2253 or pnina.levermore@JewishTampa.com. All registrations should be completed before events begin. Â The other four questions: Rabbi Jason Rosenberg of Congregation Beth Am will lead lunch and learn classes to Jewish holidays and traditions. The class is Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon at the Cohn campus. JetSetters: This social group for adults of all ages will meet at the Cohn campus JCC on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon for an American singalong. This event is free but there is a suggested donation of $5 to cover lunch. Trivial Pursuit and pizza: Play Trivial Pursuit and nosh on free pizza at the Cohn campus on Thursday, Nov. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. 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 Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the Cohn campus. There is no charge Fiddler on the Roof. Orchestra concert: The Active Adult program is sponsoring a trip to a Florida Orchestra concert and a pre-concert conversation at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg, on Thursday, Nov. 1. The conversation is at 10 a.m. and the concert including selections from Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera is at 11 a.m. The cost is $28 for members and $30 for guests and pre-registration is required. Limited transportation is available; contact Pnina Levermore to reserve. There will be complimentary coffee and doughnuts served and a post-concert lunch at the nearby Hangar restaurant. Lunch is not included in the price. Music of resistance: Attend a special lecture at the Glazer JCC on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon when Florida Orchestras assistant conductor Daniel Black leads a conversation about the music of A Child of Our Time. British composer Michael Tippitt wrote the oratorio A Child of Our Time in response to the events of Kristallnacht. Known as the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht was marked by widespread anti-Jewish in Germany on Nov. 9-10, 1938 and ushered in a new level of persecution of the Jews. Composer Tippitt was a pacifist and conscientious objector and sought to write the piece of music expressing the moral outrages of violence, and oppression. Â Black will speak about the music as well as resistance through the arts. The program is co-sponsored by the JCC, the Florida Orchestra and the USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The cost is $15. Mens Club: This group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC for card games, ping-pong, billiards and occasional outings. Â Bridge lessons: Bridge lessons for players at all levels are offered on Fridays from Oct. 5 through Nov 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. Cost is $50 for JCC members and $60 for non-members for the six-session series. Pro-rating cost options are available. Â World of Books Club: This new club will meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Glazer JCC. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. The Â In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson. Â If you enjoy reading, and sharing your impressions with other book lovers, then come for the discussion, refreshments and comraderie. There is no charge. Plugged-In workshop: A workshop on Managing Your Photos will be held at the Glazer JCC on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. This is a free program and no technical knowledge is required. Laptops are available for those who need them. Registration required. Lifelong learning: The following USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes will be offered at the Glazer JCC: Mondays through Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Â Nov. 6 from 1-3 p.m. Â Thursday, Nov. 29 from 1-3 p.m. Â Participants must register for these classes through the USF OLLI program. For more information call (813) 974-8036 or contact Pnina Levermore at the JCCs. 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. There will also be lessons at the Glazer JCC on Sundays from Oct. 21 through Nov. 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-members. Â At the Cohn campus, there are free open play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Â News talk: This discus sion 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. Â The Tuesday, Oct. 16, se ssion at the Glazer JCC will include a presentation by the League of Women Voters on the Florida Amendments on the November ballot. The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Monday 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. Â The Oct. 15 topic is What is Your Non-verbal Communication Saying? The Oct. 22 topic is Get Real-Time Feedback on Your 30-Second Commercial. The Oct. 29 topic is How to Work the Room at a Networking Event and Career Fair. Job-search aids: Success workshops to aid with job-search skills will be held on Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1. On Oct. 18 the topic is Five Steps to Successfully Negotiate a Job Offer and the workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Oct. 25 the topic is Job Search 2.0: A Reboot for the 21st Century from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Nov. 1 the topic is Preparing for Your Interview from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshops are free for Â Job-Links Â program partic ipants; $15 for guests. Reservations required. Â Contact Job-Links, (813) 3440200, email Â RSVP@TBJL.org. Switching Gears: A four -part Switching Gears workshop series will continue on Wednesdays, Oct. 17, and 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the TampaBayJob-Links center. TBJLs professional career coaches will present interactive content to enhance job-search skills. Topics include conducting self-assessments, developing a brand, enhancing interview skills, managing networking, strengthening rsums and LinkedIn profiles, targeting companies, and more. Participants can attend any or all workshops. The fee to attend is $15 for individual sessions or $50 for all four. Dinner is included. Seating is limited. To register, contact Job-Links. Alzheimers caregiver group: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. from 3:30-5 p.m. Â For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg at (727) 302-3750.
By MICHELE CHABIN JTA news serviceAlmost immediately after Hurricane Maria barreled into Puerto Rico a year ago, disaster relief groups rushed to the shattered island to help with rescue and cleanup. The storm turned out to be the worst natural disaster ever recorded in the U.S. territory. The Category 4 hurricane caused cata80 percent of the islands crops, destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and devastated the electrical grid. Among the initial responders was the Israeli disaster response group IsraAID, which opened six mobile medical clinics on the issix remote communities, provided mental health support in storm shelters and trained staff at two hospitals in trauma response. As the recovery and rebuilding effort stretched into weeks and months, most emergency response groups packed up and moved onto other disaster zones. But a year after the storm, IsraAID is still in Puerto Rico, and plans to stay for at least two more years. Following the earthquake in Haiti we stayed there for eight years, said Yotam Polizer, IsraAIDs coCEO. Though being on the ground quickly saves lives, were realizing more and more that the initial emer gency response doesnt sustain the local population. Now, the groups focus in Puerto Rico is helping communities still struggling with hurricane-related trauma and a dearth of clean drinking water. Needs are especially acute in rural villages cut off from the national water grid. There is still a lot of work to be done, especially in the mountainous areas, said Haley Broder, IsraAIDs head of mission in Puerto Rico. Were working with a small community there that didnt have electricity for more than eight months and whose clean drinking water is dependent on an electrical pump. Hurricane Maria is blamed for more than 3,000 deaths not just those who died during the hurricane, but those who died from hurricane-caused illnesses and lack of treatment. Then theres the additional collateral damage exacerbated by the storm, including deepening poverty and a spike in suicides. The storms psychological impact remains overwhelming. Our psychologists say its not PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] because people are still experiencing trauma every day, Broder said. There is nothing post about it. Since ending its emergency response, IsraAID staffers supplemented by trained volunteers from San Juans Jewish community have focused on programs that build resilience and foster The group is working mostly in communities with high rates of elderly and low-income populations. Among the priorities: to create emergency operation plans to cope during the next crisis, whatever that may be. IsraAID is also working with teachers to build a resiliency curriculum to reduce levels of stress and trauma during and after an emergency. A new gravitational sand water and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico will be up and running this month in Barrio Real, one of the small rural communities where IsraAID went door to door delivering right after the hurricane. The new electricity to function. Volunteers from San Juans Jewish community have taught residents of Barrio Real how to keep their new water system safe from water-borne diseases and pollutants. The Jewish community is amazing. Theyve become strong activists. Theyre eager to do other projects, Broder said. The Jewish volunteers include members of the local Chabad, the Conservative Jewish Community Center of Puerto Rico-Shaarei Zedek Synagogue and the Reform Temple Beth Shalom. The continuing presence of the Israeli humanitarian organization in Puerto Rico is a great source of pride for the Jews of Puerto Rico, said Diego Mandelbaum, the religious director of the Jewish Community Center. Hannah Gaventa, former IsraAIDs head of mission in Puerto Rico who helped formulate the organizations long-term strategy there, said the goal is building sustainable programs that others could run even after IsraAID is no longer there. While IsraAIDs piece of the overall aid effort is relatively small, its carefully planned to avoid waste and maximize impact. The process takes time but its worth it, said IsraAIDs co-CEO Polizer. As IsraAIDs goal for an affected area changes from direct relief to capacity building, we identify and work with local groups, religious groups, and local NGOs. The idea is to provide them with the tools they need to support themselves. This article, sponsored by and produced in partnership with The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, is part of a series about how young Jews are transforming Jewish life in the 21st century. JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 15 OCTOBER 5 -18, 2018 for Hillsborough County Commission, Countywide (District 5)MariellaSmith.comPaid by Mariella Smith, Democrat, for Hillsborough County Commission, District 5, Countywide.Mariella Smith is among the best local candidates to come along in years.Her knowledge of the issues and commitment to improve the countys quality of life make her uniquely suited for public oce. Tampa Bay Times, July 23, 2018 Mariella Smith will work for you not special interests20 Years of Community Leadership and Service Improve Transportation Smart Growth Management Economic Prosperity Equality & Human Rights Environmental Protection rffn frffrt fbfbftn f f t f bf t n rrOver 15 years experience in the courtroomJamey Moody Is Endorsed By Our Community Leaders:nrrrrFacebook.com/VoteJameyMoodyPaid political advertisement paid for and approved by Jamey Moody for Circuit Judge rbt r Heres how Israelis and local Jews are helping in Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, IsraAID opened six mobile medical clinics on the island. Photos courtesy of IsraAID American University of Puerto Rico will be up and running this month in Barrio Real, a small rural community.
Chapter One: Opening NightThursday, November 1, 2018 JCC on the Cohn Campus THE SHOWMAN | 7:00 PM Dawn Raffel, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney, How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies. Tickets are $18 and include Spirits and a Light Dinner Buffet.Chapter Two: Day of ChampionsSunday, November 4, 2018 Bryan Glazer Family JCC SIP & SKYPE | 10:30 AM Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists. Tickets are $5 and include drinks to sip and a nosh. BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS | 11:30 AM Aili McConnon, Road to Valor, A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired A Nation. Tickets are $15 and include a Breakfast Buffet. AFTERNOON OF CHAMPIONS | 2:00 PM Harold Shinitzky, A Champions Mindset: 15 Mental Conditioning Steps to Becoming a Champion Athlete. Tickets are $5 and include healthy snacks.Chapter Three: In The Festival BookstoreWednesday, November 7, 2018 JCC on the Cohn Campus FEATURED LOCAL AUTHOR | 6:30 PM Rachel Harris, Warriors, Witches, Whores Women in Israeli Cinema. Free admission FEATURED LOCAL AUTHOR | 7:30 PM Jeff Lipkes, Rehearsals: The German Army in Belgium, August 1914. Free admission Chapter Four: Lunch and Laugh Friday, November 9, 2018 Carrollwood Country Club 13903 Clubhouse Drive, Tampa, FL 33618 LUNCHEON | 11:30 AM Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. Tickets are $25 and include a lunch buffet. Advance reservations by 11/1/18 are required for this event.Chapter Five: Veterans Day Book Festival Events Sunday, November 11, 2018 JCC on the Cohn Campus AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR | 3:00 PM Stephen Fried Rush: Revolution, Madness & The Visionary Doctor Who Became A Founding Father. Tickets are $10 and include a Gourmet Coffee Bar with Pick-Me-Up Snack Buffet. TAKING FLIGHT | 5:00 PM Dick Berman The Machalniks. Jewish War Veterans Post #373 will be special guests at this event. Tickets are $18 and include a Deli Dinner.Chapter Six: In The Festival BookstoreWednesday, November 14, 2018 JCC on the Cohn Campus TAKE A JOURNEY | 7:00 PM Rudolph Ruder, The Long Journey to Cleveland. Free admission Chapter Seven: Signature Festival Day Sunday, November 18, 2018 Bryan Glazer Family JCC SIP & SKYPE | 1:30 PM Ilana Kurshan, If All the Seas Were Ink. Winner of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Tickets are $5 and include drinks to sip and a nosh. YOUNG ADULT NOVEL TEA AUTHOR PANEL: VALLADARES & FRANK | 2:30 PM Ellen Wolfson Valladares, Crossing the Line. Valladares is an award-winning writer/author and a native Floridian. Her novel is an intriguing, mystical tale about friendship, fate and the courage to believe. Sarah Frank, One Chance. Local Blake High School teen author, Frank has already won her first award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association. Frank and Valladares will be featured together. Tickets are $12 and will include High Tea. DINNER & A MOVIE | 5:00 PM Gerri Chanel, Saving Mona Lisa, The Battle to Protect The Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II. Chanel is a prize-winning freelance journalist who divides her time between Paris, New York and Toronto. Feature film: The Monuments Men. Tickets are $18 and include a Dinner Buffet.November 1 November 18, 2018Tickets can be purchased at www.JewishTampa.com/BookFestival FESTIVAL OF JEWISHBOOKSCONVERSATIONS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS & FEDERATION Tampa SIP & SKYPE SERIES | JANUARY APRIL 2019