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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 4, 2013 PAGE 7A l'alesc !t !i00n women face cn'mi!t It !tion in inheritance By Diana Atallah The Media Line RAMALLAH--They may argue they enjoy better con- ditions than'their peers in Arab countries, but Palestin- Jan women share a similar problem with them: being forcibly denied their legitimate inheritance. Women are usually shy about making such demands or fear social pressure such as being ostracized by their family. Others simply believe their male relatives are more entitled to the inheritance because they are the family's bread winners, and give up their rights to inherit inten- tionally. Social workers and lawyers who work on such cases blame Arab society's culture and norms, since women's right of inheritance is granted by Shariah (Islamic law) and the Palestinian laws derived from it. The Shariah implemented in this area clearly classifies who gets what. Christians re- fers to their churches' courts, which also give women the right of inheritance. Jwana Rafeedie, coordina- tor of the YMCA's Inheritance Denied Project, told The Media Line that the YMCA started their lobbying and awareness project after 2004 statistics showed only four percent of Palestinian lands and proper- ties were owned by women. "We believe if women acquired their rights [to inheritS, the figure s would go up to 33 percent," she added. The tribal and family unit still plays an important part in Palestinian society, making women less willing to chal- lenge traditions regarding in- heritance. In an attempt to try to keep the wealth within the family, the inheritance is split solely among the males. Rules are even stronger regarding property because granting a piece of land to a woman is seen as tantamount to giving it to her husband, often labeled a "stranger" if he is from a different clan. Keeping the money in the family is what often leads to a preference for young Palestin- ians to marry close relatives, such as first cousins. Of the 10,000 men and women the YMCA and their partners targeted in inheri- tance rights awareness cam- paigns in the middle and southern West Bank, only 50 women utilized the free legal consultation offered, and just two went to court. Social pressure in particu- lar discourages women from demanding their rights. "One woman couldn't findwitnesses to prove the date of her grand- father's death. No one from the village agreed to stand by her," Rafeedie told The Media Line. The relatively long and costly court procedures also make women reluctant to seek justice. Women are often asked to waive their right to inherit a deceased relative's land in exchange for a sum of money, Sheikh Youssef Idees, chair- man of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Courts, told The Media Line. Since it is often unclear exactly how much land the deceased had, and women are often unable to have the land properly appraised, they frequently waive their inheri- tance claims for a fraction of its true value. Idees told The Media Line that he is working on issuing a decree that women who agree to the money instead of the land must sign the waiver in front of a judge to ensure they are given their full rights. However, he said he expects to encounter social resistance to the idea. Sahar Ahmed (not her real name) fought for her sister-in- law's right to inherit her father, who died five years ago. "My mother-in-law didn't want to give any of the land even to her own daughter, saying that she was living a good life already," Ahmed told The Media Line. She said that her eldest brother-in-law agreed with his mother, saying that he also didn't want his daughters to inherit him in the future. After years of discussion, Ahmed succeeded in convinc- ing her mother-in-law that Is- lam gives Palestinian women the right to inherit even when they are wealthy. "It's strange when people try to impose religious views on women, like wearing the hijab (head covering) and so on, but when it comes to their rights in inheritance, they just turn their backs," she added. TheAhmed family members plant their land with olive trees, sell the olives and share the yearly revenue. Sa'eda, who finished sec- ondary school, is a housewife and received her first share of the land's crop of olives this year. "You can't imagine how happy she was. I believe I did a good thing because her hus- band is not doingwell now, and this year's crop helped sustain the family," Ahmed said. Over the last three years of the YMCA project, Rafeedie noted that she didn't find any major differences between women and the inheritance issue in terms of their social and academic status, location or religion. Rafeedie believes changing this long-held tradition will not be an easy task. "A man killed his sister last April because of an inheritance dispute, and then the killer claimed it was an 'honor killing' incident," she said, adding that the idea of women having financial independence is still unac- ceptable in Palestinian society. Honor killings refer to a family member who kills a woman suspected of adultery to preserve the family's honor. Salman Jab a reen, 48, keeps asking her brothers for her share in her father's lands but to no avail. "My husband and sons won't allow me to file a law suit against my brothers. They think it's unacceptable that we go to court over this," she said. Jabareen, a housewife and mother of four, told The Media Line she believes her brothers will eventually give her and her sisters their share. Conversely, Rabab Mousa's family not only gave her the inheritance, but also split the money equally. "Islam says thatthe son inherits double the daughter, but my brothers said they wanted us to be equal," she told The Media Line. Mousa, a 38-year-old government employee, said that her family is not highly educated or very religious, but behaved ethically in this matter. As Islam doesn't acknowl- 'edge wills of the deceased, some men still get their way by convincing relatives close to death to legally transfer the lands to male relatives, making it impossible for the women to inherit this land. OB .ARIES FLORENCE OSCHER SISKIND Florence O. Siskind of Longwood died on Dec. 25, 2012. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Siskind was born in Rochelle, N.J., on June 16, 1922, to the late Max and Lina Kadischewitz Oscher. A high school graduate, she worked as a cost accountant for many years for Metco Electronics. On Jan. 23, 1943, in New York, she mar- ried Carl Siskind who died in February, 2008, after 65 years of marriage. In 1984, she relocated to the Orlando area from Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Siskind is survived by her daughters, Judith (Melvyn) Feldman of Chi- cago and Barbara (Stewart) Zobian of New York; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Harold, and sister, Clara. Graveside funeral services Sudoku (see page 18 for solution Answers from 12/28/2012 A G A B A R SIA T L E V E N C UID E A R I I T A NIE R T ;; TT m T mm _00mo_ HIRIMIA N H O N,O ,.s  m A S P L O M MiE A ITS II M I S A B E U E A M AiM AMIY lIES I S R R,T S S T O'ON N D E EiA R II HIE S AIV A LIA L EIN T were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. The family requests do- nations in memory of Flor- ence O. Siskind be made to Chambrel at Island Lake, 160 Islander Court, Longwood, FL 32750. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. d'sh DiSH NETWORK Starting_ at SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY :: =.i.i :ii  Installationl  PLUS 30 Promium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Monthsl CALL 1-888-903-6814 dsh 1 2 8 7 6 9 4 15 2 216 5 9 643 7 36 5 4 8 2 5 2 8 ;) StalePolnt Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at www.JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500; www.chabadorlando.org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; SatlJrday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave.. West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.corn; Shabbat service. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; www.mybnaitorah.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; www.crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650; www.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@ hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Sbaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Shoiom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. TempleBeth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbatservices: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega- tion.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774; www.tcomd.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 4, 2013 PAGE 7A l'alesc !t !i00n women face cn'mi!t It !tion in inheritance By Diana Atallah The Media Line RAMALLAH--They may argue they enjoy better con- ditions than'their peers in Arab countries, but Palestin- Jan women share a similar problem with them: being forcibly denied their legitimate inheritance. Women are usually shy about making such demands or fear social pressure such as being ostracized by their family. Others simply believe their male relatives are more entitled to the inheritance because they are the family's bread winners, and give up their rights to inherit inten- tionally. Social workers and lawyers who work on such cases blame Arab society's culture and norms, since women's right of inheritance is granted by Shariah (Islamic law) and the Palestinian laws derived from it. The Shariah implemented in this area clearly classifies who gets what. Christians re- fers to their churches' courts, which also give women the right of inheritance. Jwana Rafeedie, coordina- tor of the YMCA's Inheritance Denied Project, told The Media Line that the YMCA started their lobbying and awareness project after 2004 statistics showed only four percent of Palestinian lands and proper- ties were owned by women. "We believe if women acquired their rights [to inheritS, the figure s would go up to 33 percent," she added. The tribal and family unit still plays an important part in Palestinian society, making women less willing to chal- lenge traditions regarding in- heritance. In an attempt to try to keep the wealth within the family, the inheritance is split solely among the males. Rules are even stronger regarding property because granting a piece of land to a woman is seen as tantamount to giving it to her husband, often labeled a "stranger" if he is from a different clan. Keeping the money in the family is what often leads to a preference for young Palestin- ians to marry close relatives, such as first cousins. Of the 10,000 men and women the YMCA and their partners targeted in inheri- tance rights awareness cam- paigns in the middle and southern West Bank, only 50 women utilized the free legal consultation offered, and just two went to court. Social pressure in particu- lar discourages women from demanding their rights. "One woman couldn't findwitnesses to prove the date of her grand- father's death. No one from the village agreed to stand by her," Rafeedie told The Media Line. The relatively long and costly court procedures also make women reluctant to seek justice. Women are often asked to waive their right to inherit a deceased relative's land in exchange for a sum of money, Sheikh Youssef Idees, chair- man of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Courts, told The Media Line. Since it is often unclear exactly how much land the deceased had, and women are often unable to have the land properly appraised, they frequently waive their inheri- tance claims for a fraction of its true value. Idees told The Media Line that he is working on issuing a decree that women who agree to the money instead of the land must sign the waiver in front of a judge to ensure they are given their full rights. However, he said he expects to encounter social resistance to the idea. Sahar Ahmed (not her real name) fought for her sister-in- law's right to inherit her father, who died five years ago. "My mother-in-law didn't want to give any of the land even to her own daughter, saying that she was living a good life already," Ahmed told The Media Line. She said that her eldest brother-in-law agreed with his mother, saying that he also didn't want his daughters to inherit him in the future. After years of discussion, Ahmed succeeded in convinc- ing her mother-in-law that Is- lam gives Palestinian women the right to inherit even when they are wealthy. "It's strange when people try to impose religious views on women, like wearing the hijab (head covering) and so on, but when it comes to their rights in inheritance, they just turn their backs," she added. TheAhmed family members plant their land with olive trees, sell the olives and share the yearly revenue. Sa'eda, who finished sec- ondary school, is a housewife and received her first share of the land's crop of olives this year. "You can't imagine how happy she was. I believe I did a good thing because her hus- band is not doingwell now, and this year's crop helped sustain the family," Ahmed said. Over the last three years of the YMCA project, Rafeedie noted that she didn't find any major differences between women and the inheritance issue in terms of their social and academic status, location or religion. Rafeedie believes changing this long-held tradition will not be an easy task. "A man killed his sister last April because of an inheritance dispute, and then the killer claimed it was an 'honor killing' incident," she said, adding that the idea of women having financial independence is still unac- ceptable in Palestinian society. Honor killings refer to a family member who kills a woman suspected of adultery to preserve the family's honor. Salman Jab a reen, 48, keeps asking her brothers for her share in her father's lands but to no avail. "My husband and sons won't allow me to file a law suit against my brothers. They think it's unacceptable that we go to court over this," she said. Jabareen, a housewife and mother of four, told The Media Line she believes her brothers will eventually give her and her sisters their share. Conversely, Rabab Mousa's family not only gave her the inheritance, but also split the money equally. "Islam says thatthe son inherits double the daughter, but my brothers said they wanted us to be equal," she told The Media Line. Mousa, a 38-year-old government employee, said that her family is not highly educated or very religious, but behaved ethically in this matter. As Islam doesn't acknowl- 'edge wills of the deceased, some men still get their way by convincing relatives close to death to legally transfer the lands to male relatives, making it impossible for the women to inherit this land. OB .ARIES FLORENCE OSCHER SISKIND Florence O. Siskind of Longwood died on Dec. 25, 2012. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Siskind was born in Rochelle, N.J., on June 16, 1922, to the late Max and Lina Kadischewitz Oscher. A high school graduate, she worked as a cost accountant for many years for Metco Electronics. On Jan. 23, 1943, in New York, she mar- ried Carl Siskind who died in February, 2008, after 65 years of marriage. In 1984, she relocated to the Orlando area from Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Siskind is survived by her daughters, Judith (Melvyn) Feldman of Chi- cago and Barbara (Stewart) Zobian of New York; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Harold, and sister, Clara. Graveside funeral services Sudoku (see page 18 for solution Answers from 12/28/2012 A G A B A R SIA T L E V E N C UID E A R I I T A NIE R T ;; TT m T mm _00mo_ HIRIMIA N H O N,O ,.s  m A S P L O M MiE A ITS II M I S A B E U E A M AiM AMIY lIES I S R R,T S S T O'ON N D E EiA R II HIE S AIV A LIA L EIN T were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. The family requests do- nations in memory of Flor- ence O. Siskind be made to Chambrel at Island Lake, 160 Islander Court, Longwood, FL 32750. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. d'sh DiSH NETWORK Starting_ at SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY :: =.i.i :ii  Installationl  PLUS 30 Promium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Monthsl CALL 1-888-903-6814 dsh 1 2 8 7 6 9 4 15 2 216 5 9 643 7 36 5 4 8 2 5 2 8 ;) StalePolnt Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at www.JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500; www.chabadorlando.org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; SatlJrday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave.. West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.corn; Shabbat service. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; www.mybnaitorah.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; www.crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650; www.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@ hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Sbaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Shoiom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. TempleBeth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbatservices: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega- tion.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774; www.tcomd.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist