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iiilmllmigillllWmU - _,n! _ I HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 16, 2009 Welcoming the Sabbath queen Caleb Konat helps Gloria Shapiro become a Sabbath queen. The sun on the treetops is no come gather to welcome the This was the theme of longer seen, Sabbath, our queen! a special Shabbat service recently hdd by Jewish Pa- vilion volunteers and staff in the assisted living section of the Mayflower Retirement Community. The Pavilion's youngest volunteer. Caleb Konat, provided a crown for each of the residents to wear during the service. The Jewish Pavilion is one of the beneficiary agencies of the Federation. If you would like to be a Jewish Pavilion volunteer, call Nancy Ludin or Arlene van de Rijn at 407- 678-9363. Tree of Life Awards to Bogan, Gould Bruce Gould (left) was one honorees. By Richard H. Gleick Special to the Heritage of this year's Tree of Life ber of the national board of directors) Bruce Gould and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Constance Miller. " Appearing at a Tree of Life dinner for the first time. new president Valerie Shapiro said the 107-year-old organiza- tion was among the most fiscally responsible in the With more than 550 guests looking on. the Jewish Na- tional Fund presented its annual Tree of Life Awards to banker Van Bogan and former JNF Orlando Cabinet president (and now a mem- United States. She went on to announce that the proceeds from the dinner (hoped to be in excess of $250,000) would be used to support college programs designed to foster support for Israel and a con- tribution to the national JNF's goal of building a secure, indoor playground in Sderot. a constant target of Gaza-fired mortars. It is a city where children are not allowed to play outdoors, since there is only a 15-second warning of incoming rockets. In accepting the Tree of Life Award, Bogan paid tribute to his wife, sisters and mother- in-law. He went on to quote Canadian artist Sid Dickens. "'Winter {'s the season to dream the beginning. Like this great tree. we're all rooted in the earth, ever changing, ever growing.' I don't think any award." he continued. "could speak more to today's society." Russell F. Robinson. chief executive officer of the Jew- ish National Fund. made the presentation of the Tree of Life Award to Bruce Gould. who remarked that no other organization in the 60-year history of Israel has had the impact as JNF, whose ac- complishments include the millions and millions of trees, the reservoirs, the farming, the security roads and the communities being built in the Negev Desert. " Gould paid tribute to pre- vious Tree of Life honorees such as Hal Kantor. Barney Chepenik, Ed Timberlake and Chuck Steinmetz. many of whom were in the audience. as well as his brothers and parents. "I do for others not because I need to but because I want to," Gould concluded. Finally, he said. the most relevant passage about the "tree of life" in the Bible comes from Proverbs. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life." OB .AR ES BARBARA JEAN BRADY Barbara Jean Brady of Windermere. Fla. died on Thursday, Jan. 1. 2009. She was 61 years old. Ms. Brady was born on Sept. 25. 1947. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Brady of Savannah, Ga.; parents, Tybell and Wolf Kahn of Winter Park, Fla.. and brothers, Robert Kahn of BayHill, Fla. and Dr. Bernard Kahn of Maitland. Fla. ELSIE CHICK Elsie Chick of Casselberry, Fla.. died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Chick was born on March 18. 1925 in New York City tO the late Joseph and Rose Maltz Mendtowitz. She moved from Brooklyn to the Orlando area in 1973 with her late husband. Bernard Chick. and family. A homemaker. Mrs. Chick was a longtime member of Congregation Ohev Shalom. She is survived by her son, Eliot (Gene) Chick of Sanford, Fla.; daughter, Marsha (Craig) Kaplan of Winter Springs, Fla; brother. Moishe (Tillie) Mend- Iowitz: six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside services were held at Ohev Shalom Cem- etery on Thursday, Jan. 8. Donations in memory of Mrs. Chick may be made to Hospice of the Comforter. 480 Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. DAVID KERBEN David Kerben of Santa Rosa, Calif.. died of causes related to long-term Parkinson's Dis- ease on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. He was 76 years old. Mr. Kerben was born to Morris and Manya (Eisen- starr) Kerzenblatt in Warsaw. Poland, on May 14. 1932. The Kerzenblatt family immigrat- ed to New York in April of 1938. While his three older brothers were serving in World War II. David and his parents moved to Orlando in 1942. Mr. Kerben graduated from Orlando High School, where he played basketball. He at- tended the University of Flor- ida, where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. From 1954 to 1956, he served with the United States Army in Germany. While attending the University of Miami School of Law, he married Alma Getsov on Sept. 2 1957 in Philadel- phia. A few weeks later, he was nearly electrocuted by a high-power wire on the rooftop of his apartment. The accident nearly cost his life and required the amputation of his left arm. After gzaduating from law school, he returned to Orlando and opened his law practice. Areas of specialty included real estate, fam- ily estates, business law and bankruptcy. He grew up in Congregation Ohev Shalom. As an adult he belonged first to Congrega- tion of Reform Judaism, then Temple Israel. He also served on the board of the Jewish Federation during its forma- tive years. David andAlma had two sons. Maury, born in 1961, and Edward. born in 1963. David's second marriage to Claire Miller took place on April 12, 1983 in Orlando. Their son Joel was born in 1984. In 1995, the family moved to Santa Rosa. Calif.. where they joined Congrega- tion Beth Ami. Mr. Kerben was a member ofthe Florida Bar Association and the Parkinson's Support Group of Sonoma County in California. His interests in- cluded travel, current events, home electronics, classical music, Broadway show tunes, PBS and the Orlando Magic. He is survived by his wife, Claire Miller of Santa Rosa. Calif.; sons Maury (Leslie) Kerben of Atlanta. Edward Kerben and Joel M. Kerben of Orlando: and three grand- children. Donations in memory of Mr. Kerben may be made to the Parkinson's Institute. 675 Almanor Ave.. Sunnyvale, CA 94085. A memorial service was held at Congregation-of Re- form Judaism on Monday, Jan. 12. Burial was to take place in a private ceremony at Ohev Shalom Cemetery. DANIEL ELLIOT" RUTKOVITZ Daniel Elliot Rutkovitz. Ma- jor USAF (Ret.), died on Sun- day, Jan. 4, 2009 in Orlando. Fla. He was 85 years old. A native of Baltimore. he was born on April 17. 1923. to the late Meyer and Bessie Harris Rutkovitz. He enlisted in the air force and saw action in Germany and Rumania, where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He re- ceived numerous other com- mendations for his actions in Korea and Viet Nam. Between World War II and the Korean conflict. Mr. Rutkovitz graduated from the University of St. Louis with a degree in aircraft mainte- nance engineering. He is survwed by his wife, Lillian Cohen Rutkovitz of Orlando: sons, Martin (Paula) Rutkovitz of St. Louis, and Scot (Rita) Rutkovitz of Walnut Creek, Calif.; brother Stanley (Shirley) Rutkovitz; and four grandchildren, Jared, Taryn, Kirsten and Lauren. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. PAGE 7A Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), Services and Holiday schedules shown at www.JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad of South Orlando (0), 7504 Universal Blvd.. Orlando. 407-354- 3660: Shabbat Services Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. CongregationAhavasYisrael/Chabad (O),708 Lake HowellRd..Maitland. 407-644-2500: Services: Sunday, 8 a.m., Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.. Fri 6:30 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. Family Service 4th Friday of the month Congregation Bet Chaim (R). 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830- 7211; Shabbat service. 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road. Longwood. 407-862- 3505: Shabbat service, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month)', Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C). 2185 MeadowlaneAve.. West Melbourne, 321-779- 0740; Services, 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R. 2205Bhe Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407- 855-0772: Services once a month. 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (C), 315 Noah 13th St.. Leesburg, 352-326-3692 or 352-787-1999: Services on second Friday at 7 p.m. and last Saturday at 10 a.m. Congregation Beth Shalom of Orange City (Progressive Conservative). services at Our Lady of Lakes Church. t310 Maximillian St.. Deltona. 386- 804-8283: Services Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m Congregation B'nai Torah (C). 403 N. Nova Rd.. Ormond Beach. 32174. 386-672-1174: Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad (O), 1301 S. Patrick Dr, #62, Satellite Beach. 321- 777-2770. Congregation Chabad Lnbavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd.. Ormond Beach. 386-672-9300: Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr.. Orlando. 407-645- 0444; Shabbat service. 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m. 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m. 4th and 5th Fridays. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Match Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906. 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 5015 GoddardAve., Orlando, 407-298-4650: Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m., 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (0), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Orlando, 407-928-8972; Services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Friday Minha 7:30 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C), Jenkins Auditorium, West Montrose and 7th St.. Clermont: Services on second and last Friday of the month at 8 p.m. 352- 243-5353. New JeNsb Congregation (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748- t800; Shabbat Services every Friday of the Month: 7:30 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd.. Orlando. 407-239-5444: Shabbat service, 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. 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; Shabbat Services 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 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; Shabbat service: 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.. 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