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May 2007 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS 11 LOCAL NEWS PROGRAMS continued from page 10 Senior Outreach Services lives of area families with Jewish books and Emanu-El’s dynamic and innovative Rabbi Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. songs, and to help identify opportunities Brenner Glickman. He will discuss today’s (Temple Beth Israel) for involvement in our community. Free “Different Streams of American Judaism.” Congregation for HumanistiC Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (JFCS) this year thanks to a donation from an area Rabbi Glickman has impressive credentials Homebound older adults can maintain philanthropist. For more information, call Judaism their independence, increase their Rosa Mandelblum (ext. 107). as a Jewish scholar. Social hour to follow. (Unity, 3023 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, Cost: $2. Call Edie Jacobs (941.921.3131). involvement with friends and community, 941.378.9978) Tot Shabbat It’s a Jungle Up There and enhance their mental health through temple emanu-el Friday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. education and social activities. Medicare (151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. assignment accepted. Transportation and A child/family-friendly Shabbat service. Meg Lowman, Dir. of Environmental 941.371.2788) lunch provided by JFCS. Call Pam Baron. Yizkor Service Initiatives at New College, is recognized Bible Study Women’s Leadership Council Wednesday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. worldwide for her canopy research and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Public is welcome. was recently appointed to the National Read and study the Bible with Biblical WLC provides women networking and Ecological Observatory Network. She will Scholar Dr. Ruth Simons. At each session, speak on conservation biology, juggling fellowship opportunities to develop temple sinai leadership roles in the Jewish community a section of the Bible is read, studied for (4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, career and family, and about environmental and education regarding community needs its content and discussed for its deeper research over the next several decades. Free 941.924.1802) and available programs and services. Call meaning. and open to the public. Shabbat Family Service Andria Bilan. For more information contact Dr. Simons Friday, May 4, 5:15 p.m. (941.922.8659). Enjoy a musical Shabbat experience with ort ameriCa Confirmation Services the whole family. Wine and cheese served Planning Conference and Potluck Supper Friday, May 18, 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 5:00 p.m. from 5:15-6:00 p.m.; services to follow. Public is welcome. (New Cascades Clubhouse, Summer Camp at The Gan Prime Timers (0ver 60) Jewish Singles 7632 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota) Monday, Wednesday & Friday, June 11- Club The Greater Sarasota Area Council of July 6, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. ORT America and the three local chapters For ages 2-5 years. Camp theme will be Judge Donna Berlin, veteran trial prosecutor will plan functions for the upcoming year. “There’s Music All Around Us.” Campers There will be focus groups and workshops in Sarasota and Manatee counties, will will enjoy days filled with water play, music, including a presidents’ workshop, speak about serious crimes, including those movement, playground, cooking and fundraising, membership, education and committed against children, sexual crimes, arts and crafts. Cost: $265/public, $240/ Meg Lowman programming. A potluck supper will be homicides and domestic violence. Currently Temple members. Call Bethany Leinweber provided by the members. Ann Baum and assigned to Family Court, Judge Berlin will (941.926.9462). JewisH family & CHildren’s Robin DiSabatino are co-hosts. To RSVP, offer an evening of interest and insight. The Gan Preschool contact Robin DiSabatino (941.685.5368). serviCe Social hour to follow. Cost: $2. Call Edie Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (2688 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, Jacobs (941.921.3131). Offering classes for ages 2-5 years old. 941.366.2224) sarasota-manatee JewisH Prime Timers (0ver 60) Jewish Singles Club Open registration closes this month; spaces Bereavement Support Group federation Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. are limited. Contact Bethany Leinweber Fridays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Featured speaker will be Temple (941.926.9462). This group, for people at all stages of loss, Rd., Sarasota, 941.371.4546) The Gan Temple Tots provides opportunities to hear how others Florence Melton Adult Mini-School deal with grief, share experiences, receive Tuesdays (4-11 months), Thursdays Various days, times support and discover new ways to cope. (12-24 months), 9:30-11:00 a.m. The Mini-School, a project of The Hebrew Call Dale Block. Spend special time with your baby as you University of Jerusalem, enables Jewish Bereavement Support Group for Parents & learners from all backgrounds to learn discover creative ways to enhance your Grandparents about Jewish traditions and culture in a child’s social, emotional and intellectual The death of a child or grandchild is one of challenging and inspiring course of study. development while sharing tips for the deepest losses people may experience. Classes, which begin in September, meet creating a Jewish home and celebrating This monthly support group provides the for two hours weekly, for 30 weeks per year, Jewish holidays. Cost: 10 sessions, $100/10 opportunity to receive support, discover for two years. Graduate class opportunities sessions public, $90/10 sessions temple ways to cope and hear how others deal with are also available. For more information, members. Contact Bethany Leinweber the loss of a child. Free. Call Dale Block for call Rosa Mandelblum (ext. 107). Rabbi Brenner Glickman (941.926.9462). an appointment. Parent Education Program Caregiver Support Group Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. & Sundays, time TBA Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (JFCS) Parents from all Jewish backgrounds are Fridays, 1:15-3:00 p.m. invited to strengthen their understanding of (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Venice) Judaism and gain the confidence to nurture THINKING OF SELLING Caregivers participate in a weekly support group to discuss concerns and gain the Jewish identity of their family in a warm, friendly environment. Classes begin YOUR BUSINESS? knowledge about community resources. in September and run for 30 weeks. Cost: Respite care for loved ones is provided $100/person; tuition is subsidized through Alan G. Loring, MBA Boston College, BS in Marketing University of VA with 25 years during the session. Call Pam Baron. a grant from the Avi Chai Foundation. For of successful business ownership experience in Sarasota/Manatee counties. Healthy Families, Healthy Children more information, call Rosa Mandelblum Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (South County (ext. 107). I will ... Resource Center) PJ Library Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (JFCS) • advise you about the best ways to maximize your business’s value Families with children ages six months to HFHC provides new or expectant parent six years old are eligible to participate in • help you maintain confidentiality throughout the sales process couples who are 18 years of age or older this program, which provides a free high with group classes that can help them to quality children’s book or CD each month • handle the pressures and tough negotiations to get you the best results learn new ways of handling relationship for a year. This initiative aims to enrich the and parenting issues successfully. HFHC • coordinate with attorneys, accountants, landlords, etc. programming also includes individualized • help structure the sale of your business for supportive care and referral services for couples and families. Free. Call Carmen mAximum success. Meckman. open for adoptions Mentor/Tutor Volunteer Support Group 11am to 4pm daily Let me properly price & market Wednesday, May 16, 2:15-3:30 p.m. (except tuesdays) Support group for volunteers who mentor your business to get you and tutor middle school students who the best possibLe resuLts! attend Safe Alternative to Out-of-School Suspension Programs. Call Caroline Zucker. Past President of the Flanzer JCC Parenting Class Past Vice President of the Sarasota- (941) 351-0824 Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Manatee Jewish Federation Children don’t come with manuals and 5933 n. washington blvd. parenting is the most important job you’ll sarasota, fl 34243 ALAN LORING ever do. The Parenting Class provides www.catdepot.org insight into questions and issues that come Contact me at up in everyday life, and will help you to manage the challenges that come your way. cat depot 941-504-1838 or Call Marcy Stern. a sanctuary for rescued cats visit www.vrbiz.net 12 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS May 2007 TEMPLE NEWS Ner Tamid Ad I Love HS 06_07.qxd 9/19/2006 8:13 PM Page 1 From the Bimah Enroll Now On choosing the chosen • Inexpensive alternative to Temple Membership • Family friendly semimonthly schedule • Interfaith families warmly welcomed home in Sarasota. • No previous religious education required There were many ways that I felt Rabbi • Visit www.chavurahnertamid.org Loeb’s influence. He taught me how to preach. It is one thing to learn homiletics in school – it is quite another thing to give two sermons weekly to a congregation. At I Love Hebrew School! Beth El, I could listen to a great orator of the Conservative movement and learn Call For Information 755-1231 what it takes to be a great speaker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org How do I define greatness? A “great” Chavurah Ner Tamid preacher is a rabbi who refuses to pander Rena Morano, Education Director • Rabbi Barbara Aiello, Advisor to his congregation. He doesn’t tell them what he thinks they want to hear. He tells them what he believes they need to hear. Rabbi Loeb always used to say that “a Rabbi has to speak the truth. A rabbi Temple directory has to represent what he believes.” To this CHABAD OF BRADENTON (Traditional) day, Rabbi Loeb continues to be one of 6311 Atrium Dr., Suite 204, Bradenton (Town Hall, Lakewood Ranch), FL 34202 By Rabbi Joel S. Mishkin the most courageous of orators, speaking Phone: 941.388.9656 Temple Beth Sholom out against bigotry, religious extremism and political ineptitude. Rabbi Mendy Bukiet I have never been a fan of Newsweek There is another way in which Rabbi www.chabadofbradenton.com magazine and the April 2 issue isn’t going Loeb proved so influential to my CHABAD OF SARASOTA-MANATEE (Traditional) to change my mind. Why? The April 2 rabbinate. It had to do with the fostering 7700 S. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34238 issue tells the story of Michael Lynton, of a relationship between a senior rabbi Phone: 941.925.0770 Gary Ginsberg and Jay Sanderson, three and his/her assistant. Rabbi Loeb proved to be as close to a perfect senior rabbi President: Barry Stein / Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz Hollywood executives who decided to as one could hope for and I believe each www.chabadofsarasota.com select the 50 most influential rabbis in America. one of his assistants would agree with that CHABAD OF VENICE & NORTH PORT (Traditional) The fact that I was missing from the appraisal. He taught us of the importance 2169 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL 34293 crop, I promise, has nothing to do with and the dignity of our calling. He taught Phone: 941.493.2770 my complaint with Newsweek. No, what us what a rabbi could accomplish through influence in a community and he also Rabbi Sholom Schmerling I found problematic was the criterion taught us the meaning of friendship. www.chabadofvenice.com chosen by these three gentlemen for their rankings. They rated the rabbis This fact became obvious to me five CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM as influential if they were known years ago when I returned to Baltimore Unity, 3023 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 internationally/nationally, if they have a to participate in a ceremony honoring Phone: 941.929.7771 media presence, if they are considered Rabbi Loeb for 25 years of service to Co-Presidents: Sim & Irv Lesser / Madrikha Betty Pelletz / Madrikh Martin Kotch leaders within their communities along his congregation. I was joined by all the assistants who had worked with Rabbi www.jewish-sarasota.org/humanistic with the size of their constituency and their political/social influence. Certainly Loeb (a total of four) and who had come JEWISH CENTER OF VENICE (Non-affiliated) one could argue if any of these qualities from across the country to be with him 600 Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292 indicate the kind of influence that you on that special day. His unique talent lay Phone: 941.484.2022 or I might value. Perhaps other qualities in the fact that each one of us always felt President: Allen Shapiro / Rabbi Ann White constitute “rabbinic influence.” as if we had shared in a singularly special relationship with this man and the truth www.jccv.org Let me clarify my point by telling you about one rabbi whom I consider to have was that we had. That is real influence. TEMPLE BETH EL - Bradenton (Reform) been influential during my lifetime. His Next year, God-willing, I hope to join 2209 75th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 name is Mark Loeb. He is the senior rabbi Rabbi Loeb and my colleagues when he Phone: 941.792.0870 of Beth El Congregation in Baltimore, retires from his congregation and becomes President: Neil Clark / Rabbi Larry Mahrer Md., a congregation that I served as an its second Rabbi Emeritus after more than 30 years of service. E-mail: email@example.com assistant for seven years before making my TEMPLE BETH EL - North Port (Conservative) 3840 Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287 Correspondence to: P.O. Box 7195, North Port, FL 34287 Phone: 941.423.0300 or 941.377.0273 חבורה אור חדש President: Sam Cohen E-mail: TempleBethELNP@yahoo.com TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (Reform) 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key, FL 34228 CHAVURAH OR CHADASH … a new light Phone: 941.383.3428 President: Charles Ackerman / Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat Join Sarasota’s new intimate Shabbat morning prayer www.tbi-lbk.org and Torah study group. We conduct a lay-led, fully egalitarian, participatory, traditional service with Torah TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Conservative) study, singing, Shabbat warmth and joy. An oneg 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237 including a delectable lunch follows the service. Phone: 941.955.8121 President: Lisa Corin / Rabbi Joel Mishkin / Associate Rabbi Michelle Goldsmith / While Chavurah Or Chadash is not a full-service synagogue Hazzan Diane Nathanson and does not currently offer b’nai mitzvah training or provide www.templebethsholomfl.org a religious school, we are energetically creating a small Jewish community of fellowship, education, family activities, support TEMPLE EMANU-EL (Reform) and social interaction. Please join us! 151 S. McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 Phone: 941.371.2788 President: Renee Gold / Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman SHABBAT PRAYER AND STUDY SCHEDULE www.templeemanuelsarasota.org Saturday May 12, May 19, June 9 and June 23 TEMPLE SINAI (Reform) beginning promptly at 9:30 am 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 Phone: 941.924.1802 Center for Arts and Humanity President: Dr. Richard Greenspan / Rabbi Geoffrey Huntting / Hazzan Cliff Abramson 1226 North Tamiami Trail (enter off 13th St.) www.templesinai-sarasota.org May 2007 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS 13 TEMPLE NEWS TBS opens scholarship fund CHJ presents award-winning for Jewish summer camping documentary to Sarasota schools By Rabbi Joel Mishkin The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism presented a two-disc, special edition educational version of the award-winning documentary, “Paper Clips,” to the media As many Jewish communities and communal organizations have learned, recent studies center of the Sarasota County School District. The teachers of Sarasota County middle demonstrate that one of the best ways to insure the continuity of the Jewish people is to and high schools will now be able to show this to students at their discretion. send our children to Jewish summer camps. It appears that the informal yet intensive “Paper Clips” is the acclaimed documentary about the students in a Tennessee Middle nature of this kind of community lends itself easily to conveying important practices and School and, ultimately, residents of the town whose lives changed when they learned about traditions in Judaism in a recreational and leisurely manner. Kids love going to summer the Holocaust in a tangible way. camps and, when the summer camp pushes Judaism, they begin to identify with and enjoy Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against Jewish tradition. the Nazis, students at the middle school started collecting paper clips to help them visualize This is certainly the case when it comes to Camp Ramah, summer camps promoted 6 million Jews – the by the Conservative Movement. While there are several Ramah camps throughout the approximate number who country, geographical proximity makes Ramah Darom in Clayton, Ga. a most suitable fit perished in the Holocaust. for the Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) membership. When word of the project Therefore, TBS is thrilled to announce a new scholarship fund for children who wish to spread, paper clips poured go to Camp Ramah, called the Jack Salzman Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund. This fund in from all over the was established in memory of a wonderful young man named Jack Salzman who passed world; 11 million are now away last autumn, just shy of his 40th birthday. enshrined in an authentic His loving sister, Natalie Salzman Dickter, recently wrote about her brother in the TBS German railcar standing newsletter: “When Jack passed away ... my family knew that there could be no better in a memorial park created tribute to his memory than the establishment of a fund in his name. Sending a child to by the residents of the camp to be immersed in Jewish traditions and culture would have made Jack exceedingly small Tennessee town. happy.” The establishment of this fund is a very meaningful way to remember a dear young man who died too young. I am both proud of and grateful to his family. To learn more about how to contribute to the Jack Salzman Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund, please contact Private Certified Home Health Aide OPTICAL SERVICES INC. 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It is a granting organization, [congregants] to contribute at least the routine part of [our] congregational which supplies funds to institutions which cost of the food that they did not consume life.” work directly with the hungry. Through because of their fast,” explained Rabbi “We are delighted that Temple MAZON, Jews support a vast network Larry Mahrer. “For Pesach, I will ask Beth El has joined MAZON as a of food pantries, home-delivered meals them to contribute the cost of having one partner,” said MAZON executive programs, food banks, advocacy groups more person at their home Seder, or the director H. Eric Schockman. for the poor, multi-service organizations cost of inviting one more person to our “Support for MAZON gives offering food, shelter and counseling, congregational Seder.” modern meaning and life to the and international relief and development Members will also be encouraged to ancient Jewish tradition of feeding projects. MAZON headquarters are donate if they are having a “simcha.” the hungry and we welcome Temple located in Los Angeles, Calif. “Tikkun olam, the repair of our world, is Beth El’s active participation with a positive mitzvah which we do not have the us.” right to ignore,” asserted Rabbi Mahrer. Rabbi Mahrer added that “If my dollars can keep a child from going Temple Beth El’s involvement to bed hungry, or help a child to get a good with MAZON might, in the future, enough breakfast that (s)he will be awake lead the synagogue to request of and eager at school, I will feel that I have its members that they volunteer been of help.” to work with agencies in Manatee County that are directly involved in feeding the hungry poor. “This program is very new to An Israeli girl who benefits from MAZON support SaraSota JewiSh Network TBE, so none of us are aware of its Photo by MAZON Board member Joel Jacob potential impact,” he said. “But, as the congregation’s Rabbi, I sincerely hope community.” Sarasotajnet.org, an interactive that this is simply our first step in taking For further information, call the Temple email list, has been created Judaism out of the sanctuary and into the office (941.792.0870). to enable members of the Greater Sarasota / Manatee Jewish Community to communicate with each other online. 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Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota (941) 371.4546 • www.smjf.org For our family. For our community. For Israel. Forever. May 2007 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS 15 JEWISH HAPPENINGS Saturday, May 12 Get out your party dress, straighten your lucky tie and shine up those dancing shoes because it’s time for the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation’s Poker Friday, May 4 Madness Returns event. Takes place at Michael’s on East (1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota) at 7:30 p.m. Highlights to include Vegas-style gambling, buffet Join Chavurah Ner Tamid and congregations across the nation as they dinner, cocktails, cigar bar and dancing. Cost: $75/person; $100/person celebrate Shabbat Across America at the Lakeside South Clubhouse (3817 enters participant in Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Grand prize for the 40th Ave. W., Bradenton) at 6:00 p.m. A catered dinner will be served. Bring poker tournament is an authentic slot machine; raffle grand prize is a Wii your Shabbat candlesticks. Cost: TBA. For reservations and information, Nintendo system. This event is co-sponsored by IMPACT. “Ace of Hearts” call the Chavurah (941.755.1231). sponsor is The Better World Foundation for Children. “High Roller” sponsor is Udell Associates. For further information, please call Denise Cotler at the Federation (941.371.4546, ext. 106). Sunday, May 6 Sunday, May 13 Join Chabad of Sarasota, the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation and IMPACT for an all-ages Lag B’omer Celebration at Turtle Beach (south Temple Sinai (4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota) presents Sundays at Siesta Key) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. On Lag B’omer, we celebrate outdoors Sinai: An Afternoon of Chamber Music for Winds at 3:30 p.m. On Mother’s in the spirit of unity and brotherly love. The event will feature shawarma Day, enjoy music performed by the four Principal Winds of the Florida and BBQ dinner, Jewish drum circle, Klezmer music, balloon sculpting West Coast Symphony: Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Adam De and a watermelon hunt. Cost: $5/person. To RSVP, call the Chabad office Sorgo, Principal Oboe, Bharat Chandra, Principal Clarinet, and Fernando (941.925.0770). Traba, Principal Bassoon. Cost: free/members; $10/public. Call Wendy Good (941.924.1802). Chabad of Bradenton invites you to bring your family and friends for a spectacular Lag B’omer BBQ and Fun Day. Lively music, cotton candy, pie-eating contests, a moon bounce, arts and crafts, face painting and more are sure to make this an exciting day. Takes place at Summerfield Park in Lakewood Ranch at 12:00 p.m. Cost: $5/person. Call Rabbi Mendy Bukiet (941.388.9656). Monday, May 14 Chabad of Bradenton invites the community to participate in Cheese, Wine & Handwriting Analysis. Enjoy a couple’s night out with graphologist Dr. Yehudah Rosenthal. (Graphology is the study and analysis of handwriting – especially in relation to human psychology.) Sample wine and cheese in honor of Shavuot. Takes place at the Chabad Jewish Center (6311 Atrium Dr. #204, Bradenton) at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20/person, $36/couple; $5 discount to JWC members. This is a project of the Jewish Women’s Circle. Friday, May 10 Call Rabbi Mendy Bukiet (941.388.9656). Women new to the Sarasota-Manatee area can participate in the Women’s Newcomer Breakfast from 10:00-11:30 a.m. It is an informal networking event featuring guest speakers, visitor introductions, breakfast and a surprise for all attendees. The event will be held at the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation (580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota). Call Rosa Mandelblum (941.371.4546, ext. 107) or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more Wednesday, May 16 information. It’s time for the Greater Sarasota Area Council of ORT America Tribute and Installation of Officers. This event takes place at the Palm Aire Country Club (5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota) at 3:00 p.m. Six members of the three ORT America chapters, as well as outgoing president Kim Sheintal, will receive awards during the fashionable High Tea. Thelma Heit and incoming ORT America president Robin DiSabatino are co-hosts; cost is $25/person. Contact the local ORT office (941.927.6678). Friday, May 11 Temple Sinai (4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota) is proud to present its 2007 Confirmation of Temple Sinai Students during the Erev Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Ten very special young men and women will lead the congregation in Erev Shabbat prayer. They will also discuss their To submit your event to Jewish Happenings, e-mail feelings for their heritage and their Jewish education. Temple Sinai’s 2007 Confirmands are: Ashley Abbott, Shelby Garber, David Goodless, Josh email@example.com. Events must be submitted on a Levin, Noah Mallett, Sophie Mandel, Allison Milam, Shelly Montauck, Jewish Happenings form; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to Nikki Nierenberg and Abby Sierigk. Free and open to the public. Call receive a copy or for deadlines. Wendy Good (941.924.1802). Continued on page 16 16 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS May 2007 JEWISH HAPPENINGS HAPPENINGS continued from page 15 Sunday, May 20 Wednesday, May 23 Chabad of Sarasota’s N’shei Chabad Women invite area women to enjoy a Join Chabad of Bradenton for Shavuot Dairy Fest, a dairy buffet of dinner relaxing evening during its Pre-Summer Relaxation Women’s Event. Takes and desserts. Hear the Ten Commandments, decorate your own sundae, and place at The Outer Image Spa (2813 Forest Lane, Sarasota) at 7:00 p.m. An enjoy games and excitement for the whole family. Takes place at the home array of healthy snacks and fruits will enhance the evening. Sara Steinmetz of Rabbi Mendy and Chanie Bukiet (11211 Beebalm Circle, Bradenton) will share a D’var Torah elaborating on the connection of the Shavuot at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public; RSVP requested by May 14. Call holiday to women. Cost: $5/N’shei members, $10/public. Call the Chabad Rabbi Mendy Bukiet (941.388.9656). office (941.925. 0770) to RSVP. This Shavuot, make your “sundae” on Wednesday! Chabad of Venice (2169 The Jewish Genealogical Society of Southwest Florida presents author S. Tamiami Tr., Venice) presents its Shavuot Ice Cream Party at 11:00 a.m. Jane Plitt as she discusses How to Find Your Home When You Don’t Enjoy a Shavuot ice cream party and light dairy buffet. Bring the whole Know Where You Live. This event takes place at the offices of the Sarasota family to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments. Free and open to Herald-Tribune (1741 Main St., Sarasota) at 1:00 p.m. Plitt will discuss the public. Call Rabbi Sholom Schmerling (941.429.1190). how it’s possible to locate ancestors through creative research and a little luck, even if you haven’t a clue to their origins or real names. Her journey Chabad of Sarasota (7700 Beneva Rd., Sarasota) presents its Annual to Ukraine, Moldova and Romania will be highlighted. Free and open to Shavuot Ice Cream Party at 7:00 p.m. Shavuot celebrates receiving the the public; potluck lunch will be provided so RSVP is required. Call Kim Torah at Mount Sinai. In addition to hearing the Ten Commandments, Sheintal (941.921.1433). the children will enjoy a lovely holiday program, which will include, songs, games, races, the opportunity to see the Torah up close, and the highlight of the event: the delicious ice cream that will be served. Call the Chabad office (941.925.0770). Tuesday, May 22 Temple Sinai (4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota) presents Tikkun Leil Shavuot at 7:00 p.m. On Erev Shavuot, the Jewish mystics would Thursday, May 24 gather to study into the night to prepare themselves to symbolically receive the Torah the next morning – just as the Israelites did at the base of Mount The SaraMana Chapter of ORT America presents its Installation of Sinai. Temple Sinai invites you to study, celebrate and eat dairy desserts Officers at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall (8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., together. Traditional Shavuot foods are dairy, as we remember God’s Lakewood Ranch) at 7:00 p.m. The new co-presidents will be Barbara promise to take us to “a land of milk and honey.” Free and open to the Berliner and Sandy Livon. Contact Robin DiSabatino (941.685.5368) to public. Call Wendy Good (941.924.1802). RSVP and for further information. 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During the Kol Ehad encourages unity between roll like this town has never seen before. “What a great evening!” exclaimed show, Recht enjoyed the interaction with different youth group advisors and temple His talent, his vision and his spirit were parent Gerri Jo Manson. “We have heard community members and had several representatives in order to bring as many absolutely infectious as he performed his about Rick Recht for years because of local musicians – including Temple Beth area Jewish youth together as possible. radio-friendly rock tunes imbued with Camp Coleman ... and as a parent, to see Sholom’s Sid Krupkin, Young Ambassador The committee’s goal is to plan and Jewish themes. my kids onstage with him, having a blast Nate Blaweiss and Noah Haberer, the son provide several events every year so youth Approximately 230 came to the Beatrice with their camp and NFTY friends, was of Federation associate executive director from different temples and youth groups Friedman Theater of the Flanzer JCC/ like watching an ad for the Jewish camping Marty Haberer – jam with his band. can come together and get to know one YMCA to hear Recht perform. Everyone experience.” This event was planned and implemented other. in the room – from small children to Before the concert, teens enjoyed by the Kol Ehad committee and community The next event in the works is planned for parents, from teenagers to grandparents mixer games and a show by Camp Sigma volunteers, led by the Sarasota-Manatee December of 2007. For more information, – was enraptured by his combination of magician Elia Chesnoff. They met with Jewish Federation, which underwrote the call Eddie Fraiman at the Federation Jewish values and human kindness. Many the personable performer before the show cost of the concert. All proceeds will be (941.371.4546, ext. 104). Young Ambassador Nate Blaweiss and Sid Krupkin join Recht on guitars Community Shaliach Eddie Fraiman (left) and Paule Gordon with Recht Rick Recht with some Young Ambassadors No More Tweezing, Waxing, Bleaching or Shaving! Jewish Bedtime The Only PermanenT Hair Stories and Songs. 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A wonderful buffet of food from “Tevya’s Tavern” included kasha varnishkas, Chabad of Sarasota’s jewelry making event, held on March 20 and chaired by Sheila potato knishes, chicken, chopped liver, lokshen kugel, challah, salads and more. After Fox, was a three-peat due to its popularity. Prior to the Passover holiday, which keeps the reading of the Megillah, participants were invited to explore the shtetl. A variety of women in every Jewish household busy with holiday preparation, the women enjoyed a fun and exciting activities were offered: Sara’s Sewing Shop allowed adults and children creative and relaxing time to decorate yarmulkes and matryushkas (Russian nesting dolls); Yankel the Scribe gave to create a bracelet or people the opportunity to see how a Torah is written; and all enjoyed hamantaschen necklace made of sterling baking at Bellah’s Bake Shop. A beautiful variety of Judaic items were available for sale at silver and semi-precious Gavriel’s Art Gallery. The atmosphere was complete with lively Klezmer and shtetl music stones for themselves or from the “Klezmania on the Gulf” band. One of the highlights was taking “old-fashioned as a gift. A D’var Torah by photos” with the Shtetl backdrop. It was a wonderful event with a lot of meaning as Sara Steinmetz, highlighting everyone walked away with true Purim joy in their hearts. the concept of jewelry in the Torah, illuminated some interesting facts. Thanks are Rabbi Sholom Schmerling and the Rennard family in order for Caroline Brown and Jodi Bloom, who helped to implement this event. N’shei president Jodi Bloom announces upcoming N’shei Women events A musical Sunday at Sinai The Gulf Coast Men’s Chorus and HARMONY - The Women’s Voices of Sarasota performed at Temple Sinai on March 18 as part of the synagogue’s popular Sundays at Sinai program. The chorus, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary season, performed their musical repertoire of the past 10 years, bringing back many favorites they have performed at various Sarasota venues. The Foreman family in shtetl style Ruach ‘n’ Roll Purim at TBS The Temple Beth Sholom tradition of delivering a full-scale Purimspiel to accompany the spirited reading of the Megillah every year proudly continues. This year, a five-song medley of creatively re-worked rock and roll songs highlighted the talents of school children, teachers and clergy alike. The songs, presented with introductory narration, dialogue and vibrant music, alternated with a collection of well-prepared Torah readers who brought the scroll alive. Teachers from the Paver Religious School backed Sid Krupkin, the education director, for a lively rendition of “Oh, Mordechai” to the tune of a Bobby Rydell classic. The Motown classic “Dancin’ in the Street” became “Groggers in the Shul,” and the Frankie Valli hit “Oh, What a Night” turned into “He Saw the Light” as it told the tale of King Achashverosh’s eventual revelations. The finale featured Hazzan Diane Nathanson and Krupkin in another triumphant duet, this time to the strains of a Jewish history-infused “We Are the Champions!” The audience for this delightful extravaganza included young and old, families and The Gulf Coast Men’s Chorus and HARMONY - The Women’s Voices of Sarasota live in concert couples, as the sounds of groggers and joyful music filled the air. HISTORIC REDEDICATION OF 311 WASHINGTON AVENUE (From l-r) MIAMI BEACH’S FIRST SYNAGOGUE Rabbi Joel Mishkin, Sid Krupkin, Hazzan Diane Nathanson and Through September 23, 2007 Rabbi Michelle Goldsmith front An International Art Exhibit in Tribute to our Elders and Maturity. an impressive Forty artists interpret their own joys and anxieties about the aging process. entourage of Purim revelers Created and traveled by Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York. Exhibition Curator: Laura Kruger Azalea, Judah S. Harris Self Portrait as Inkwell, Albert Hirschfeld Mary and Leonard, Mary Regensburg Feist Museum Hours: Jewish Museum of Florida Tuesdays – Sundays,10am – 5pm 301 Washington Ave. Closed Mondays & Jewish & Civil Holidays Miami Beach, FL 33139 Phone 305.672.5044 Fax 305.672.5933 www.jewishmuseum.com Jewish Museum of Florida sponsors for The Art of Aging exhibit include: Robert Arthur Segall Foundation; American Express; Dade Community Foundation. The Museum is supported by individual contributions, memberships and grants from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts; the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners and its Cultural Affairs Council and Tourist Development Council; and the City of Miami Beach and its Cultural Arts Council. A diligent reader follows the whole Megillah Bring this ad in for 2 for 1 admission SMJN May 2007 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS 19 COMMUNITY FOCUS West Coast Symphony a smash hit ORT America hosts Tribute Event on Longboat Key The Greater Sarasota Area Council of ORT America’s Annual Tribute was held March 11 at Michael’s on East. This year, Ann and Sumner Baum were honored for their commitment to ORT. Approximately 75 people attended this lovely dinner, chaired by On March 13, the parking lot of Temple Beth Israel was filled to overflowing and Nancy and Howard Cobin. seating was at a premium as the crowd gathered to hear the Wind Quintet of the Florida At the event, Diamond Ladder contributors Patti and Richard Hershorin, Betty West Coast Symphony Orchestra perform. The program was a mix of classical, popular Schiff, Howard and Nancy Cobin, Betty Schoenbaum, and Ann and Sumner Baum were and familiar music. The wind quintet consists of a flute, an oboe, a horn, a bassoon and a recognized for their contributions. The Diamond Ladder is based on Maimonides’ eight clarinet. levels of tzedakah. The eighth level, the highest form of tzedakah of which Maimonides Each musical selection was introduced by one of the musicians. Betsy Hudson Traba speaks, is to strengthen the hand of the poor by extending a loan, joining in partnership or spoke with the audience about how Anton Reicha had written the first selection for the training the poor person out of poverty to help the poor establish themselves. A Diamond quintet. Karen Birch, an oboist, playfully told the audience about “Fiddler on the Roof.” Ladder pendant with eight rungs – notating annual giving levels of $5,000-$250,000 per She spoke of how her father continually asked her if she would be playing “Sunrise, year for at least three years – is awarded to contributors. Linda Kirschbaum, member Sunset,” and “he’s an Episcopalian!” she mused. Although there wasn’t a fiddle in sight, of the ORT America Interim Board and the selections that the quintet played were a marvelous revisit to this particular show. chair of the World ORT fundraising Maria Harrold, the horn player, spoke about Verdi’s aria, and Fernando Traba, the standing committee, enlightened the crowd bassoonist and husband of the flautist, explained the arrangements of the beautiful tango with ORT’s latest achievements and new music that was performed. Clarinetist Bharat Chandra spoke about the music from the projects in Israel, South America and “Gay 90s” (that’s the l890s, not 1990s) and encouraged the audience to sing along, which the former Soviet Union. ORT America, they did. the largest contributor to World ORT, The crowd was very receptive to the music and was eager to speak with the musicians supports a global network of schools and afterward at the “coffee and” portion. This was the second in a series of three free training programs in 56 countries. For more “Dazzling Nights” presentations held at the Temple. The final presentation was held on information, visit ortamerica.org or call the March 27, featuring soprano Irene Herman. local ORT America office (941.927.6678). Diamond Ladder contributors Patti and Richard Hershorin, Betty Schiff, Howard and Nancy Cobin, Betty Schoenbaum, The Wind Quintet performers are (back row) and Ann and Sumner Baum Betty Hudson Traba, Fernando Traba and Maria Harrold; (front) Barat Chandra and Seniors celebrate Purim with the Karen Birch help of GFA students On March 7, Senior Outreach Services (SOS) at Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) celebrated Purim with a special luncheon. The seniors were the welcome recipients (From l-r) Ann Stephenson Moe, who serves as of a Purim program presented by the students of Temple Beth Sholom’s Goldie Feldman the music director at Temple Beth Israel, and Richard Olin Academy, led by teachers Shelley Simson and Linda Schwartz. The fourth graders dressed in costumes to portray Queen Esther, King Achashverosh, Mordechai and the notorious Haman as they put on a play recreating the story of Purim. The seniors enthusiastically shouted and sounded groggers at each mention of Haman’s name. The program (From l-r) Cy and Doreen Rouse with Temple concluded with the students president Charles Ackerman and seniors enjoying tasty hamantashen together. (From l-r) Benjamin Edelman, Starr Mandel, Charlotte Brown, Oliver Varah and Jimmy Kahl (From l-r) Marge and Marty Heller, Michael and Bonnie Chisling, Elaine and i s a Tr u e G i f t . t Smile Donald Weill, and Bunny Skirboll A D a z z l i n g, Co n f i d e n Practicing the art of dentistry for nearly 20 years, Dr. Warrenbrand focuses on his patients’ personal care to improve appearance, comfort function and dental health. He is able to create healthy smiles by combining the latest technology with his attention to detail. 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On March 4, Temple Emanu-El and its Religious School celebrated Purim in grand This event was sponsored by the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation. style. The program began with a lively Megillah reading by Rabbi Brenner Glickman and The program gave participants the chance to fulfill the four commandments of Purim: his court jesters. “Purim Pandemonium,” a hilarious Purim Spiel, was masterfully delivered listen to the Megillah; give charity; exchange food gifts; and savor a scrumptious Purim by the students of the 4-7th grades. After a creative display of all costumed participants, feast. This year’s delicacies included chicken teriyaki, vegetable lo mein and fortune the program concluded in the school building and on the grounds. The carnival boasted cookies, all in keeping with the Chinese theme. An added highlight to this year’s Megillah more than a dozen booths, a silent auction, a raffle, pony rides and a variety of delectable reading was the “magic carpet,” made of bubble wrap. Whenever the children heard edibles. More than 100 people participated in the festivities. All went home tired but Haman’s name, they stomped on the carpet, creating a raucous popping noise similar to happy. the sounds of a spinning grogger. Rabbi Mendy Bukiet and Cantor Steve Shapiro performed a hilarious comedy skit, with guests accompanying them during a comedy sing-along. Children played with Chinese yo-yos and decorated food gift baskets made out of Chinese-food takeout boxes. Barbara Schur won the split-the-pot raffle. Kids in the story of Purim included One participant commented, “This year’s Purim festival was by far the best we’ve had,” (back, from l-r) Justin Wagner and conveying the overall enjoyment of the occasion. Daniel Greenwald; (front, from l-r) Amanda Ludinsky, Colin Diener and Bailey Warren Jenni Smitman and her brother, Joey, enjoy the festivities (From l-r) Bruce Silverberg, Neil Warren and Larry Rifkin, the Brotherhood president, manning the grill at the carnival Cantor Steve Shapiro and Rabbi Mendy Bukiet entertain attendees with a comedic skit about Purim Children from the community enjoy pony rides SaBra Chapter of Hadassah holds Donor Luncheon A record number of members of the SaBra Chapter of Hadassah attended its recent Donor Luncheon on March 8 at Michael’s on East. Every one of the more than 135 women Celebrating Jewish Unity present had a substantial role in the chapter’s accomplishment of not just meeting its quota but surpassing it by a significant percentage – and all of this accomplished despite the You’re Invited To Chabad, IMPACT closing of the SaBra Hadassah Resale Shop at the end of December. SaBra president Janet & the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation’s Mamane reported on Hadassah’s recent outstanding accomplishments. Entertainment was provided by the Weinberg Duo, which performed a delightful and varied musical program. The festive event, which marked Hadassah’s 95th anniversary and the SaBra Chapter’s LAG B’OMER “Sweet 16” birthday, was ably chaired by Jackie Tucker and her innovative committee. Family Cookout At Turtle Beach • Shawarma and BBQ Dinner by: Marty Bloom • International Jewish Drum Circle • Balloon Sculptures by: Stevie Dee • Klezmer Music (From l-r) Barbara Schur, Nancy Mizrahi, Natalie Apple, • Watermelon Hunt Harriet Polejes and donor chair Jackie Tucker • Beach Games bring your own drum Date: Sunday, May 6 to join the music Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cost: $5 per person At: Turtle Beach (gazebo) Janet Mamane, SaBra president RSVP: 925-0770 This event is sponsored by Chabad of Sarasota, IMPACT & Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation. Cheryl Brilliant, winter resident chair and For more information call 925-0770 Nancy Mizrahi, fundraising co-vice president May 2007 SaraSota-Manatee JewiSh newS 21 COMMUNITY FOCUS Temple Sinai’s Gangsta’ Megillah Personal Passover experience What a fun evening for young and old alike! Temple Sinai’s Purim Spiel this year had a The Jewish Women’s Circle of Chabad of Bradenton held a pre-Passover celebration at Brooklyn gangsta’ twist and starred: Hazzan Cliff Abramson as Don Antonio Ahashuveiro, the home of Stacey Gordon on March 22. Women had a chance to socialize, taste some Mafia boss of the Wise Guys of Shushan Avenue in Brooklyn; Rabbi Geoffrey Huntting desserts and get in the Passover spirit with Seder plate decorating. While women painted as Haman Donahue, famous gangland attorney and not-so-trusted advisor to Don away, Chanie Bukiet shared some insights into the deeper meanings of the items found on Antonio; Helen Margolis as Gina Vashti, retired exotic dancer from Patterson, N.J. and the Seder plate. It was interesting to see how each Seder plate was so unique, vibrant and girlfriend of Don Antonio; interesting. The plates are sure to grace many Seder tables this Passover. Joe Margolis as Mordechai Cohen, local kosher butcher; Deb Bryan as Esther Cohen, butcher shop cashier and cousin of Mordechai; Jerry Kaye, Richard Greenspan, and Arnold Spitalny as the Wise Guys, trusted business associates of Don Antonio; and Bob Baseman as the narrator. Hazzan Cliff Abramson and Helen Margolis enter the sanctuary in costume Kaplan Preschool Auction The Jewish Women’s Circle participants display their painted Seder plates & Dinner a big hit Chabad’s Kaplan Preschool celebrates Purim The evening of March 13 marked a momentous event for Chabad of Sarasota’s Samuel and Sarah Kaplan Preschool as more than 60 people participated in the 7th annual preschool dinner and The Purim holiday was exciting for the Chabad of Sarasota’s Kaplan preschoolers. The auction, themed “10 Little Fingers, 10 Little Toes, children enjoyed the opportunity to dress up as the main Purim characters. This family 10 Terrific Years.” Celebrating 10 years of service event, which included a Purim carnival and the making of hamantashen, allowed parents to the community, the synagogue invited alumni to share a nice morning with their children. The following day, children came to school in students ages 9 and older to participate. In addition, costume and enjoyed a masquerade and Purim parade. many alumni parents and past teachers participated. The fundraiser included a dinner and auction, which included student artwork as well as donations of goods and services. The funds raised, $1,350, will be allocated towards the installment of a new security system at the front of the building. The food catered by preschool director Sara Steinmetz and preschool parents was delightful. Event participants were enchanted as former teacher, Linda Scarritt, asked the alumni students to share their favorite preschool Maya Avi-Isaac memories. Congratulations are in order for the and Shmuli Steinmetz dressed preschool staff, which spurred much creativity from for the Purim the children. Many thanks to the event volunteers: masquerade Rosanna Fagin, Tseza Wieand, Cherie Hartle, Preschool alumnus Julianne Simson Evelyne Stupp, Mindy Bloom, Yael Avi-Isaac, Paula recalls vivid preschool memories Siegel, Niki Villa, Linda Scarritt, Rochelle Mizrahi, Wendy Pile and Barbara Weil. Chabad’s Weinstein Religious School celebrates Purim and Passover How about having The Morris & Paecia Weinstein Religious School of Chabad of Sarasota prides itself a DATE NIGHT on its ability to intertwine serious learning with lots of fun. Its Purim event included lots of fun activities including: guess the actual price of the Shalach Monos; pop Haman (balloon); and hit Haman with a wet sponge. Making hamantashen and decorating and on Sunday? packing a Shalach Monos (gifts of food) package to share with a friend were enjoyable activities. For Passover, the religious school hosted a model Seder for families. Each class We provide the snacks, made contributions and a special presentation, which enhanced the Seder. It was a lovely and educational event. Registration for the 2007-08 school year is now open – parents teachers, curriculum and of prospective students are encouraged to schedule a visit. Please call the Chabad office babysitters ... (941.925.0770). You bring your desire to During the Purim strengthen your understanding event, the Weinstein Religious School of Judaism for the benefit teachers dress up as Purim characters: of your family. Morah Sharon Feins, Morah Leah (Linda) Weinstein, Morah Please contact Shoshana (Caroline Brown) and Moreh Rosa Mandelblum: Avraham (Arthur) Siegel 941.371.4546, ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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