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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 4, 2013 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 We will never forget... Of course, we will never forget the Holocaust. And we will never forget heroes like RAOUL WALLENBERG, whose 100th birthday passed in August. Raoul Wallenberg, who saved many thousands of Jews during WWII, "is one of the most admired Swedes in the world.., yet barely recognized in his homeland," according to columnist PETER WOLODARSKI. The following information comes directly from the World Jewish Congress Digest (with asides by me): "On the occasion of what would have been Wallenberg's 100th birthday, the columnist says that in Swedish schools and history texts, the heroic son of Sweden is hardly acclaimed or, at most, given just a few lines. "As envoy to Hungary, Wailenberg took decisive action by issuing lifesaving passports to thousands of Hungarian Jews, many of whom he personally sheltered. "In 1945 Wallenberg was arrested by invading Russian forces and died in a Soviet prison." (It's been claimed that Sweden's neglect is its guilt stemming from its wartime neutrality and tepid appeals to Russia to free Wallenberg, which contrasted sharply with Wailenberg's courageous stand.) "This year (I'm happy to report) saw the first major Swedish biography on Wallenberg, who had remained un-memorialized until a statue was erected in Stockholm in 2001. (We, the Jews of the world, will never forget him, and of course I should add that for the many who are too young to have ever heard of him and his heroism, Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated by Jews for his successful efforts to rescue tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from Hungarian Fascists and the Nazis during the later stages of WWII. While serving as Sweden's special envoy to Budapest between July and December of 1944, he issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory, saving their lives. His life deserves to be celebrated and always remembered. Incidentally, along with Sweden, memorials and statues have been erected in his honor in many places in the world, including the U.S., Israel, Canada, Hungary and England.) War is not the answer... "We are the answer. All of us." (I received this paragraph as part of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. It resonated with me.) In its entirety it goes like this: "War is not the answer. We are the answer. All of us. "All of us who are weary of turmoil and conflict... "Who seek a world free of war and the threat of war... "Who seek a society with equity and justice for all... "Who seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled... "Who seek an earth restored." (Now, if only North Korea, Iran, all of Israel's enemies, etc., would take this to heart.) On a much, much lighter note... I would guess I have about 18 calendars for the New Year. They are sent to me by every organization we donate to... many, many, many. Though strapped for funds as we often are, my spouse and I believe in tzedakah. Hence, the calendars... many, many calendars. The other day, while in a store, the proprietor proudly gave me another calendar. He said it was my "gift for being a loyal customer." OK, 19 calendars! (We will probably discard most, but we do have a favorite!) For the past few years, we have received in the mail a fabulous calendar! Each calendar has a theme. This year's theme is "Bring- ing Sexy Back, 2013." On the cover is a beautiful woman in bed reading "Fifty Shades Of Grey." That woman is our own wonderful DORIS PINES! Of course this is light-hearted fun that Doris does for family and friends each year and we love it! January depicts her as a guitar playing, hip gal with red bobbed hair, singing "Pour Some Sugar On Me"; February has her with a sultry smile, a red flower in her blond hair, holding more red flowers (for Valentine's Day) and saying "I don't kiss and tell"; March shows Doris dressed in green leprechaun style (for St. Patrick's Day) and asking "What time do the shenanigans start?" That brings us to April and a photo of Playboy's HUGH HEFNER embracing Doris, who is wearing bunny ears while saying "Hey Hugh! Am I Playmate of the Year?" Oh my goodness! May shows Doris taking a bath. (Don't worry she is covered in soapsuds!) She does murmur, how- ever, "There is room for one more..." (Very suggestive, to say the least!); June is just too suggestive to even mention so I won't!; July, on the other hand, is very patriotic! Doris is waving American flags, wearing red, with a blue and white background. She says, "Let the fireworks begin!" That brings us to August which shows Doris fully dressed in picnic garb, with a bare-chested young man on one side of her and a nude male statue on the other. (Forget the caption); September is quite proper, I think. Doris is sporting glasses and a business suit. She is obviously a teacher. She says "I'll see YOU after class!" (Oy). October symbolizes Halloween with Doris dressed as a witch next to handsome French actor GILLES MARINI; November depicts Thanksgiving dinner with a lovely Doris serving turkey. She says "Forget the turkey. Why not have dessert first!" (Again, I say oy!). And finally, we come to December, 2013 and New Year's Eve. It shows Doris, scantily dressed, coming out of a box. She says "available for bachelor parties, birthdays and bar mitzvahs." (Don't know how to get this calendar? Why not just hang up my column?) Just so you'll know, Doris Pines is a lovely lady.., a mother, a grandmother and a dear friend. With the making of these yearly calendars, she puts smiles on the faces of all who know and love her. Many thanks to Doris. Occasionally, I hear from UCF... I like to point out the success earned by graduates of the University of Central Florida and other local institutions of learning, whenever I hear of them. The following are all UCF graduates: Congratulations to STEVEN KERSTEIN, who started a new job as product manager for Thomson Reuters. Congratulations also to DAVID HECKAMAN, who oversees new hotel development, new technology direction and physi- cal infrastructures for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. David also is the principal consultant of HeckamanGroup and co-owner of StructureWide. He and his wife, MICHELE, graduated UCF in 1993. They have two children. One for the road... The following joke was given to me by a dear friend, the lovely LYNDA MOGUL. These days Lynda is back in college, attending Rollins College to be exact, earning a degree in the field of psychology. Here is her joke: A news reporter goes to Jerusalem and, looking out her window, sees a man at the Western Wall. The same man re- turns for three days. The reporter is curious and asks, "You have been coming here for the past three days. Tell me, has it been successful? The man says, "Well on the first day I prayed for world peace. On the second day I prayed that no one will want for anything, and on the third day I prayed that all people will be healthy." The news reporter asked, "So how's it going?" To that the man replied, "Honestly, it's like talking to awall!" One more for the road... Isaac has just returned home from work. He goes upstairs, gets changed into some casual clothes, then goes back down- stairs into the lounge and sits down on his favorite armchair. He quickly starts to relax. Soon he hears his wife Ruth's sweet voice talking to him from the kitchen. "What do you want for your dinner tonight, darling? Would you like some beef, some chicken or a piece of grilled salmon?" Isaac shouts back, "I'd like the chicken tonight please, my darling." Ruth shouts back, "I wasn't asking you--I was asking the dog. You've got barley soup tonight." (Animal lovers everywhere will understand this joke!) can be purchased at the following locations: ORANGE COUNTY JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland • JCC South, 11184 South Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando • Kinneret, 515 South Delaney Ave., Orlando • SOJC, 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando • Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets SEMINOLE COUNTY Heritage News, 207 O'Brien Rd., Fern Park • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 451 E. Altamonte Dr. Suite 2317, Altamonte Springs & 1260 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo • Bagel King, 1472 Semoran Blvd., Cas- selberry • Kosher Kats, 744 W. S.R. 434, Longwood • Central Florida Hillel, 4250 Alafaya Trail, Ste. 212-363, Oviedo Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets VOLUSIA COUNTY Federation of Volusia/Flagler, 470 Andalusia Ave., Or- mond Beach • Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets • Barnes & Noble, 1900 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach Perrys Ocean Edge Resort, 2209 South Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach OSCEOLA COUNTY Cindy M. Rothfield, P.A., 822 W. Bryan St., Kissimmee • Most Publix Supermarkets • Verandah Place Realty, 504 Celebration Ave., Celebration • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets Mike & Sarah Sokol - Owners Join your Florida friends at ... CAMP SHALOM OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Register Now For Our 43rd Summer For Boys & Girls 6-15 A magnificent 100 acre Air Conditioned camp in the hills near Ocala National Forest. Beautiful, Sandy Beach with Spring Lake, swimming pool, boating, fishing, canoeing, Wave Runner, and water skiing. On land, confidence ropes course/ zipline, all sports, tennis, archery, riflery, crafts, and drama. BOX 160306, Miami, FL 33116 Phone 800-279-0401 Judaic Program www.campshalom.net David & Shelley Sokol - Founders JOIN HE ITAGE IFLOaIDAIjEWISH N00wsllN CELEBRATION 0 A Si,00 To Remember SPECIAL CELEBRATION ISSUE JANUARY 25, 2013 Advertising Deadline: January 16, 2013 Hundreds of different parties will be held in the Jewish community throughout the coming year. HERITAGE readers will be in need of a variety of products and services, including hotels, hair salons, clothing stores, jewelers, printers, florists, restaurants and many others. You can reach this exclusive buying market by placing your advertising message in the HERITAGE Special Celebration Issue. Don't let those weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other simchas pass you by. Make sure your business is included on our readers' shopping lists. For , Call: 407-834-8787 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 4, 2013 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 We will never forget... Of course, we will never forget the Holocaust. And we will never forget heroes like RAOUL WALLENBERG, whose 100th birthday passed in August. Raoul Wallenberg, who saved many thousands of Jews during WWII, "is one of the most admired Swedes in the world.., yet barely recognized in his homeland," according to columnist PETER WOLODARSKI. The following information comes directly from the World Jewish Congress Digest (with asides by me): "On the occasion of what would have been Wallenberg's 100th birthday, the columnist says that in Swedish schools and history texts, the heroic son of Sweden is hardly acclaimed or, at most, given just a few lines. "As envoy to Hungary, Wailenberg took decisive action by issuing lifesaving passports to thousands of Hungarian Jews, many of whom he personally sheltered. "In 1945 Wallenberg was arrested by invading Russian forces and died in a Soviet prison." (It's been claimed that Sweden's neglect is its guilt stemming from its wartime neutrality and tepid appeals to Russia to free Wallenberg, which contrasted sharply with Wailenberg's courageous stand.) "This year (I'm happy to report) saw the first major Swedish biography on Wallenberg, who had remained un-memorialized until a statue was erected in Stockholm in 2001. (We, the Jews of the world, will never forget him, and of course I should add that for the many who are too young to have ever heard of him and his heroism, Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated by Jews for his successful efforts to rescue tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from Hungarian Fascists and the Nazis during the later stages of WWII. While serving as Sweden's special envoy to Budapest between July and December of 1944, he issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory, saving their lives. His life deserves to be celebrated and always remembered. Incidentally, along with Sweden, memorials and statues have been erected in his honor in many places in the world, including the U.S., Israel, Canada, Hungary and England.) War is not the answer... "We are the answer. All of us." (I received this paragraph as part of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. It resonated with me.) In its entirety it goes like this: "War is not the answer. We are the answer. All of us. "All of us who are weary of turmoil and conflict... "Who seek a world free of war and the threat of war... "Who seek a society with equity and justice for all... "Who seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled... "Who seek an earth restored." (Now, if only North Korea, Iran, all of Israel's enemies, etc., would take this to heart.) On a much, much lighter note... I would guess I have about 18 calendars for the New Year. They are sent to me by every organization we donate to... many, many, many. Though strapped for funds as we often are, my spouse and I believe in tzedakah. Hence, the calendars... many, many calendars. The other day, while in a store, the proprietor proudly gave me another calendar. He said it was my "gift for being a loyal customer." OK, 19 calendars! (We will probably discard most, but we do have a favorite!) For the past few years, we have received in the mail a fabulous calendar! Each calendar has a theme. This year's theme is "Bring- ing Sexy Back, 2013." On the cover is a beautiful woman in bed reading "Fifty Shades Of Grey." That woman is our own wonderful DORIS PINES! Of course this is light-hearted fun that Doris does for family and friends each year and we love it! January depicts her as a guitar playing, hip gal with red bobbed hair, singing "Pour Some Sugar On Me"; February has her with a sultry smile, a red flower in her blond hair, holding more red flowers (for Valentine's Day) and saying "I don't kiss and tell"; March shows Doris dressed in green leprechaun style (for St. Patrick's Day) and asking "What time do the shenanigans start?" That brings us to April and a photo of Playboy's HUGH HEFNER embracing Doris, who is wearing bunny ears while saying "Hey Hugh! Am I Playmate of the Year?" Oh my goodness! May shows Doris taking a bath. (Don't worry she is covered in soapsuds!) She does murmur, how- ever, "There is room for one more..." (Very suggestive, to say the least!); June is just too suggestive to even mention so I won't!; July, on the other hand, is very patriotic! Doris is waving American flags, wearing red, with a blue and white background. She says, "Let the fireworks begin!" That brings us to August which shows Doris fully dressed in picnic garb, with a bare-chested young man on one side of her and a nude male statue on the other. (Forget the caption); September is quite proper, I think. Doris is sporting glasses and a business suit. She is obviously a teacher. She says "I'll see YOU after class!" (Oy). October symbolizes Halloween with Doris dressed as a witch next to handsome French actor GILLES MARINI; November depicts Thanksgiving dinner with a lovely Doris serving turkey. She says "Forget the turkey. Why not have dessert first!" (Again, I say oy!). And finally, we come to December, 2013 and New Year's Eve. It shows Doris, scantily dressed, coming out of a box. She says "available for bachelor parties, birthdays and bar mitzvahs." (Don't know how to get this calendar? Why not just hang up my column?) Just so you'll know, Doris Pines is a lovely lady.., a mother, a grandmother and a dear friend. With the making of these yearly calendars, she puts smiles on the faces of all who know and love her. Many thanks to Doris. Occasionally, I hear from UCF... I like to point out the success earned by graduates of the University of Central Florida and other local institutions of learning, whenever I hear of them. The following are all UCF graduates: Congratulations to STEVEN KERSTEIN, who started a new job as product manager for Thomson Reuters. Congratulations also to DAVID HECKAMAN, who oversees new hotel development, new technology direction and physi- cal infrastructures for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. David also is the principal consultant of HeckamanGroup and co-owner of StructureWide. He and his wife, MICHELE, graduated UCF in 1993. They have two children. One for the road... The following joke was given to me by a dear friend, the lovely LYNDA MOGUL. These days Lynda is back in college, attending Rollins College to be exact, earning a degree in the field of psychology. Here is her joke: A news reporter goes to Jerusalem and, looking out her window, sees a man at the Western Wall. The same man re- turns for three days. The reporter is curious and asks, "You have been coming here for the past three days. Tell me, has it been successful? The man says, "Well on the first day I prayed for world peace. On the second day I prayed that no one will want for anything, and on the third day I prayed that all people will be healthy." The news reporter asked, "So how's it going?" To that the man replied, "Honestly, it's like talking to awall!" One more for the road... Isaac has just returned home from work. He goes upstairs, gets changed into some casual clothes, then goes back down- stairs into the lounge and sits down on his favorite armchair. He quickly starts to relax. Soon he hears his wife Ruth's sweet voice talking to him from the kitchen. "What do you want for your dinner tonight, darling? Would you like some beef, some chicken or a piece of grilled salmon?" Isaac shouts back, "I'd like the chicken tonight please, my darling." Ruth shouts back, "I wasn't asking you--I was asking the dog. You've got barley soup tonight." (Animal lovers everywhere will understand this joke!) can be purchased at the following locations: ORANGE COUNTY JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland • JCC South, 11184 South Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando • Kinneret, 515 South Delaney Ave., Orlando • SOJC, 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando • Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets SEMINOLE COUNTY Heritage News, 207 O'Brien Rd., Fern Park • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 451 E. Altamonte Dr. Suite 2317, Altamonte Springs & 1260 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo • Bagel King, 1472 Semoran Blvd., Cas- selberry • Kosher Kats, 744 W. S.R. 434, Longwood • Central Florida Hillel, 4250 Alafaya Trail, Ste. 212-363, Oviedo Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets VOLUSIA COUNTY Federation of Volusia/Flagler, 470 Andalusia Ave., Or- mond Beach • Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets • Barnes & Noble, 1900 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach Perrys Ocean Edge Resort, 2209 South Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach OSCEOLA COUNTY Cindy M. Rothfield, P.A., 822 W. Bryan St., Kissimmee • Most Publix Supermarkets • Verandah Place Realty, 504 Celebration Ave., Celebration • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets Mike & Sarah Sokol - Owners Join your Florida friends at ... CAMP SHALOM OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Register Now For Our 43rd Summer For Boys & Girls 6-15 A magnificent 100 acre Air Conditioned camp in the hills near Ocala National Forest. Beautiful, Sandy Beach with Spring Lake, swimming pool, boating, fishing, canoeing, Wave Runner, and water skiing. On land, confidence ropes course/ zipline, all sports, tennis, archery, riflery, crafts, and drama. BOX 160306, Miami, FL 33116 Phone 800-279-0401 Judaic Program www.campshalom.net David & Shelley Sokol - Founders JOIN HE ITAGE IFLOaIDAIjEWISH N00wsllN CELEBRATION 0 A Si,00 To Remember SPECIAL CELEBRATION ISSUE JANUARY 25, 2013 Advertising Deadline: January 16, 2013 Hundreds of different parties will be held in the Jewish community throughout the coming year. HERITAGE readers will be in need of a variety of products and services, including hotels, hair salons, clothing stores, jewelers, printers, florists, restaurants and many others. You can reach this exclusive buying market by placing your advertising message in the HERITAGE Special Celebration Issue. Don't let those weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other simchas pass you by. Make sure your business is included on our readers' shopping lists. For , Call: 407-834-8787