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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 7, 2011 PAGE 3A S .ion Part 1 of 2 a rack collapsed. Hank was on By Reva Shader his hands and knees examining Jewish Pavilion volunteer the clutter on the floorwhen he looked up to behold what he said Hank Goldberg is a manwho was the most beautiful woman is a fountain of love and caring hehadeverseeninhisentirelife. for all he meets. He is a gentle- That momentofelationledto manofsolidworthandgenuine 51 years of a loving and fulfill- merit,and my daughter, Suzan, ing marriage and five children andIwereprivilegedtovisitwith whose ages range from 38 to him and his lovingand devoted 50: Steven, Brenda, Dori, John wife, Joni, in their charming and Phyllis. home in early December 2010. It would be wonderful to be Hank will be honored at the able to say they lived happily JewishPavilionGalaonSunday, ever after, but the reality of life April 10 at the Westifi in Lake is that everyone is faced with Mary. He has been the "Pied chaUengesandasinallfamilies, Piped' of the Jewish Pavilion the Goldbergs have experienced since its inception, bringing joy the garnut of life's joys andbless- to residents in long-term care, ings along with its challenges. volunteers and staff. After Joni and Hank were' The hours flew by as we married, he was transferred reminisced about his earlier to Levittown, Pa and then years as a young person and in 1962, Oz relocated him to how he and Joni met. He had Florida. Then Oz went out of been a greeting card salesman business and the next several for Oz, the first company that years were difficult. handledstudiocards.Heresided Goldberg held various posi- in Mount Vernon, N.Y but his tions and during this time business took him to Danbury, he met Lenny Francis, who Conn. where he was installing referred him to someone in the hisracksofgreetingcardswhen home improvement business. The Central Florida com- munity is invited to join Rollins College in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a series 0f educational events. "Rollins' commitment to social responsibility in an inclu- sive environment parallels Dr. King's philosophy," said Rollins President Lewis Duncan. "Dr. King told us, 'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.' Let us honor his memory and vision by sum- moning Rollins' own motto: Fiat Lux. 'Let there be light.'" Highlights of Rollins'annual celebration are Step Afrika!, which is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, and the memorial candlelightvigil, By Jill Cousins Special to the Heritage It is easy to find discus- sions of hot-button issues on the tnyriad of talk shows and news shows that clutter the airwaves. Now the Jewish com- munity in Central Florida has its very own forum to discuss many of these issues from the Jewish point of view, with the formation of a new program from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Community Relations Committee. Jewish Lens on Current Events will kick off its new program with the topic of immigration. The panel dis- cussion will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the multipurpose room at the Jewish Academy of Greater Orlando. The panel will include Rabbi David Kay of Congrega- tion Ohev Shalom, local im- migration attorney Dan Aidif and Taddesse Fessehaye, the Department of Children and Families' community liaison manager for refugee services. "Our task is to educate and inform, but not necessar- ily advocate any particular position," said Kay, who is chairman of the Jewish Lens Hank Goldberg listens and Mayflower This undertaking was not suc- cessful either, and then fate led Hank to work with the Glenn Haven Cemetery. He was very successful as their sales representative, but he had a dream to fulfill. He recognized the need for the Central Florida community to have a Jewish facility for the deceased. With pride and joy he designed the Glenn Haven Garden of Exodus. Rabbi Mer- rill Shapiro consecrated the ground, and when you are in the area of the Glenn Haven Cemetery in Winter Park, I sug- gest you drive by to behold the Courtesy of Rollins C611ege Rollins Students, faculty, staff and Community members commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a candlelight vigil at a previous commemoration. which begins on Monday, Jan. largest civil rights organiza- 17at6:01p.m.inremembrance tion dedicated to securing full of the time that Dr. King lost equality for Florida's lesbian, hislife. Thekeynotespeakerfor gay, bisexual, and transgender this year's vigil will be Nadine residents. Smith, executive director of Equality Florida, servingasthe " Rollins on page 21A Cu rrentk, .JE v e n t s subcommittee. "We'll take one that seemed to be par- issues that are of pressing ticularlyrelevant.Soitseemed concernandlookatthemfrom like a good place to start," Kay the Jewish perspective." said. "The Jewish community Hope Kramer, Federation in the United States is a com- CEO, approachedtheCommu- munity of immigrants. Just nity Relations Committee this about all of us have a parent past fall and wanted to launch or grandparent who fled the a program that would address Czar or the communists or the issues in the community. Jew- Nazis. So immigration policies ish Lens on Current Events is are relevant for almost every a program that will be offered American Jew." several times a year and is free By convening apanelwhose and open to the public. It is individuals have expertise in designed to give participants a particular area, the Jewish the facts and correct any mis- Lens program aims to better conceptions on controversial inform the community, said and relevant subjects, an event organizer. Immigration is one such "Wedon'twanttonecessar- issue. One of the current hot ily remove the passion from topics in the United States this issue," Kay said. "We just is the issue of "anchor ba- wanttoenlighten, ratherthan bies"--children born in this agitate. Understanding allows country to illegal aliens, who you to find appropriate and think--erroneously--the compassionate answers to child'sbirthwillfacilitatetheir difficult questions." own immigration process. For more information, con- "There is a backlog of issues tact the Jewish Federation at on people's minds, but this is 407-645-5933. responds to a resident at the beautiful walled-off segment that is reserved for our Jewish population. During difficult times, Hank recognized there were two areas in his life that he thoroughly en- joyed that gave him akeen sense of satisfaction. One was home improvements and inspections Hank Goldberg plants a smooch on the cheek of Gloria Shaprio, a resident of the Mayflower in assisted living His interpersonal skills make him extra special says the Jew- ish Pavilion. Seniors in long-term care seldom get kissed. Through the Jewish Pavilion, Goldberg provides the kind of love and support that is lacking in their lives. and the other was the funeral Part 2 willcontinue the story business.Hedecidedtobecome of Hank Goldberg. To learn licensed in both industries and more about the upcoming gala, let fate decide for him which visittheJewishPavilionwebsite path to follow, www.jewishpavilion.org. LAW OmcE oF Auto Accidents Wrongful Death Nursing Home Negligence Defective Products Slip & Fall Dental Malpractice Dog Bites Insurance Claims "Prepared to fight for you!" 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