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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 PAGE 7A Mark B. Hara, 59, passed away on Jan. 1 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, Calif.. Mark Hara was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12, 1954 to his loving parents Anita and Joseph Hara. At the age of eight the family moved to Orlando, where he was a long- time resident of the commu- nity. It was in Orlando where he was fortunate enough to meet the woman of his dreams, his wife Ellen. Mark and Ellen decided that it was in Chicago that they would continue their life together, as well as start a family. For 13 years Mark was an outstanding and success- ful commodities trader at the Mercantile Exchange in downtown Chicago. During this time, Mark and Ellen were given the gift of two beautiful children, Audra and Jared. Shortly after they were born, Mark and Ellen made the decision to return to Orlando in order to raise their children near Mark&apos;s parents and extended family. Mark was able to continue working as a commodities trader from Orlando as well as extend himself to the com- munity in countless ways. He was very philanthropic, and a committed contributor to both the Jewish community and Greater Orlando com- munity. He often chose to give anonymously, and his many gifts have greatly benefited various organizations. Mark was a devoted fa- ther, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend who touched strangers and friends alike with his dynamic, warm personality and kind heart. Mark was there to listen, give advice, and be a father figure to everyone he spoke to. Hewas a committed supporter of every decision his children made, standing by their sides at all times. Whether it was taking his children to the ice rink at six in the morning before school for figure skating and hockey practices, supporting their career paths throughout college, or moving across country to help them pursue their lifelong dreams, Mark was always there to lend a helping hand. He dedicated his life to the happiness of his family and the unconditional love he had for Ellen. Through The Hara family, (l-r) Audra, Jared, Mark and Ellen. family vacations, challenges that arose, and the inseparable bond that he and Ellen shared, they always walked through life hand in hand. The two even founded the company TalkingTabs, an all-audio method that provided tutori- als on how to play the guitar. While his life was unexpect- edly cut short, he packed more into his 59 years of life than most do in many lifetimes. Most importantly, he left the world a much better place than he found it. He lived with passion, commitment and enthusiasm for anything he tackled. Our community ben- efited greatly from his generos- ity, contagious laugh, smile that would light up an entire room, and love that he had for others. His life is a great loss for everyone that knew him, and he will be missed dearly. Mark is survived by his lov- ing wife Ellen Hara; children Audra, and Jared; his parents Anita and Joseph; brother Robert and wife Judith; sis- ter Barbara and husband Terry; and nieces and nephews Daniel, Jacob, Aaron, Moriah, Marni, Andrea and Eva. Contributions can be di- rected to the Mark B. Hara Memorial Fund at TOP 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625. OB-UAR ES RUTH MENASHE BENJAMIN Ruth M. Benjamin of Ce- darburg, Wis., passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Florida Hospital - Celebra- tion. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Benjamin was a winter resident of Celebration. She was born in Bombay, India, on July 26, 1917, to the late Daniel Solomon Dudker and Batsheva Dandeker. Mrs. Benjamin was a home- maker and is survived by her son, Eric (Leah) Benjamin of Highland Park, IIl.; her daughter, Evelyn (Alan) Bal- kansky of Cedarburg, Wis.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services and inter- ment took place in Milwaukee. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, Orlando. Sudoku (see page 14 for solution SUDOKU JUDITH BROUNSTEIN Judith Brounstein of Dav- enport Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Brounstein was born in New York City on Nov. 3, 1925, to the late Grace Cohen. She was the widow of the late Edward Brounstein, who passed away in 1992. During herworking career, Mrs. Brounsteinwas abenefits administrator with Met Life Insurance. In 1981, she moved with her husband from New York to South Florida and in 2013, relocated to Central Florida. Mrs. Brounstein is survived by her son, Paul (Nancy Ostrove) Brounstein of Md.; her daughter, Andrea (Joel) Kopely of Davenport; four grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. A memorial service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi Maurice Kaprow officiating. Arrange- ments entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. MOSHE MATITYAHU DAHAN Moshe M. Dahan of Orlan- do, passed away on Wednes- day, Feb. 5, at Winter Park Health and Rehab Center in Winter Park. He was 89 years old. Morris, as he was known, was born in Jerusalem on Jan. 25, 1925, to the late Itzhak and Regina Bat Sheba Dahan. Part of the early settlers of modern day Israel, he attended school there and fought to make Israel an independent state. He immigrated to Cana- da from Israel in 1954, moving to Central Florida in 1969. Mr. Dahan was a businessman and entrepreneur owning, among other things a car wash and a driving school. Mr. Dahan is survived by his former wife, Karenein of Orlando; son, Isaac of Orlando; daughter, Yaela (Larry) Marks of Orlando; and a granddaughter. The family requests memo- rial contributions be made to the Jewish National Fund. Graveside funeral services were held at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Sholom Dubov of Chabad of Orlando officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. LUCY ESTRIN Lucy Estrin, age 90, of Maitland, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Florida Hospital - Orlando. A native New Yorker, she was born in Brooklyn on May 24, 1923, to the late Samuel and Eva Pizer Bookshin. She was a Miami-based psychothera- pist with a large following of politicians, cultural icons and families struggling with everyday issues. Widowed at 35 years old with two sons, she returned to college at the University of Tennessee, earning a master's degree in social work. She worked to promote progressive social issues while completing her thesis on Middle Tennessee's Holocaust survivors and pay- ing off debt incurredwhile she and her late husband ran their retail business. Relocating to Miami in 1965, Mrs. Estrin flourished, taking positions with the Children's Home Society, Children's Psychiatric Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Barry University and eventu- ally supervising psychiatric residents at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She became the first Florida- based teacher of Parent Ef- fectiveness Training. With her sense of humor and ability to connect with people from all walks of life, Mrs. Estrin lec- tured to classes as diverse as the Miami Police Department and U.S. Air Force. Prior to her eventual move to Central Florida in 2004, she lived in Coral Gables and Surfside. Mrs. Estrin was pre- deceased by her mother and two sisters. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Karen) of Maitland, and Eric (Linda) of Calif.; five grandchildren; and a niece and her family. Funeral services were held at the Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Rick Sherwin of- ficiating. The family requests contributions in memory of Lucy Estrin to Congregation Beth Am. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. you could save 28%" Coil %866-929-9071 to see how much you could sore on cot insuronce. 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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. 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 MeadowlaneAve.,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, 94015.R. 200, Ocala,352-237-8277; bethisradocala.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.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Orrnond 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; Shabbatserviee, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: every Friday, 7:30 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 Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wiekham 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, I0:00 a.rn. Temple Beth 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; 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), 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 of Oviedo (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