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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 27, 2017 PAGE 11A By Christine DeSouza There is a "new" anti- Semitism in the world, Dr. Ken Hanson stated at a meeting sponsored by the Zionistas on Jan. 17. One could say that anti-Semi- tism has been in the world since Isaac and Ishmael. It grew in strength through- out Christian Europe with the rise of the Third Reich. It was crushed temporarily after the truth of what was happening in the death camps came to light at the end of World War II. For a short time, it seemed that anti-Semitism was buried. But now, "it's back," Hanson said, as he took the audience of about 100 through the journey of anti- Semitism's resurrection. "It's not the same as Nazi anti-Semitism. It's not the same, but not different," he stated, explaining how anti-Semitism drifted to the Middle East and now has come back to Europe expressed as anti-Zionism. It is the "oppressors vs. the oppressed." Only this time it is the Jewish people who are the oppressors. The Arabs claim the Jews are "colonial oppressors" of the Palestinians. Jews are Marxists. "Israel is the problem"; "Israel must be sacrificed to make Muslim rage subside"; and "Israel is the most dangerous country in the world, tied with Iran" is what is taught to children in Middle Eastern countries DONALD BARRY KLEIN Donald B. Klein, age 59, of Winter Park, passed away on Sunday, Jan, 15, 2017, at his residence. Don was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 10, 1957, to the late Seymore and Barbara Golub Klein. He and his family relocated to the Orlando area from New York in 1962. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida and served in the U.S. Air Force. On July 2, 1989, in Al- tamonte Springs, Don mar- ried the former Rose Dresler, his wife of more than 27 years who survives him. During his working career, Don was a pharmaceutical sales repre- sentative. In addition to Rose, Don is survived by his son, Joel, of Winter Park; and his brothers- in-law, Nathan (Annette) Dresler of Virginia and Abe (Sheila) Dresler of Arizona. He is also survived by his nieces, Sarah and Lauren. In addition to his parents, Don was prede- ceased by his brother, Robert. A graveside service, with military honors, was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Ed Leibowitz of Congregation Ahavas Yisrael officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. FRANCES L. MALAMENT Frances L. Malament, Tzirel Chana bat Henry, age DnKenHanson and now being carried forth into Europe. Through a power point presentation Hanson showed the desecration, once again, of Jewish cem- eteries, shops, homes in Europe. The Star of David is equated to the Nazi swastika. What we all believed in the past is once again in the present. In March 1999 a pogrom took place in No- vosibirsk, Siberia. Even so, as anti-Semitism grows in strength, so do those who stand against it. Hanson ended his talk with hope and an encouragement to not be silent. One organization that hopes to bring change within the Muslim com- munity is the American Islamic Forum for Democ- racy (AIFD). Its founder and president, Zuhdi Jasser, 67, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Florida Hospital--Altamonte. Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 28, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Schecker Shapiro. Frances attended lo- cal area schools and worked in clerical when she met Jeff Malament, her husband of 45 years who survives her. They were married onAug. 8, 1971, on Long Island. The family relocated to the Orlando area in 1999, and Frances worked in home child care for a num- ber of years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daugh- ters, Melissa and Deborah; and her granddaughter, Caitlyn. A graveside service was held at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Mendy Bronstein of Chabad of Altamonte Springs officiating. Arrange- ments entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. DR. MELVIN TRESSER Dr. Melvin Tresser, age 85, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Hospice of The Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Dr. Tresser was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 31, 1931, to the late Max and Hannah Levy Tresser. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from New York University and served in the United States Air Force. M.D, confronts the ideology of political Islam and openly counters the belief that the Muslim faith is inextricably rooted to the concept of the Islamic State. When a member of the audience asked about all the hate-filled references in the Quran about killing the Jews, Hanson responded that we must remember that even in the Torah things are written that we no longer ad- here to, for example, stoning rebellious children or the concept of an eye for an eye. His point being that not all Muslims are jihadists, and that there are many people who want change. Pastor Blake Lorenz, who attended the meeting, was so moved by Hanson's lecture, he wrote an essay that he hopes many Chris- tians will read. In part he wrote: "We must stand up for the truth by educating ourselves with the facts of history in order to show the ugliness of these lies that spread hatred and harm. We need to organize like the Zionistas, who spon- sored this lecture on the new anti-Semitism... There needs to be a dialogue and a strong witness that we will not allow any form of anti-Semitism or prejudice against any group of people, but speak the truth in love with authority and power not in physical force, but in humility and faith in the living G-dwho created us in His image." On Feb. 11, 1956, in New York, he and his late wife, Bella, were married. She passed away on Nov. 9, 2015, after nearly 60 years of mar- riage. Following Mel's active military service in Selma, Ala., and a short return to the New York area, the family relocated to Orlando in 1962, where he established a medical prac- tice in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Mel and Bella joined Con- gregation of Reform Judaism in 2005 following a long- time membership at Temple Israel. Dr. Tresser is survived by his son, Steven (Patrice) Tresser of Tampa; and his daughters, Debra (Ken) Wilner of Nashua, N.H., and Andrea (Jeff) Burke of San Jose, Calif. He is also survived by his grandchildren Adam Wilner, Josh Tresser, Elana Wilner, Cary Tresser, Aliza Tresser, Mia Burke, Lauren Tresser and Harrison Burke. A funeral service, with military honors, was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism, with Rabbi Steven W. Engel officiating. Aprivate burial followed at Temple Israel Cemetery. In memory of Dr. Melvin Tresser, the fam- ily requests contributions to Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs 32714. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 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 schedules 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), 7347 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, 407-354-3660; www. jewishorlando.corn; Shabbat services: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 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.rn.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 301 West State Road 434, Unit 319, Winter Springs, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www. congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 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 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybethshalom. corn; Shabbat services: 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.rnybnaitorah.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, 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, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352 -326 -8745; egrae@hotmail.com; services 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at Providence Independence of Wildwood. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064; www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Shomer Ysraei (C), 5382 Hoffner Ave., Orlando, 407-227-1258, call services and holiday schedules. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation- sinai.org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Orlando Torah Center (O), 8591 Banyan Blvd., Orlando; 347-456-6485; Shacharis- Shabbos 9 a.m.; Mon.--Thurs. 6:45 a.m.; Sun. and Legal Holidays 8 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv Please call for times. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka- Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239- 5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:3O p.m.; Saturday, 9:3O 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 Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www. mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'naiDarom (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; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, 386-252-3097; Shabbat service, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10:30 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; www. templeisraelofdeland.org; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple L'Chayim (R/C), Clermont City Center, 620 W. Montrose St., Clermont, 352- 988-6877; temple.l.chayim@cfl.rr.com. Shabbat services: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongregation.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deitona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; www. shalomdeltona.com; Shabbat service; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom (R) Services held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 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; Shabbat services: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. sharp. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist (T) Mehitsa