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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Orlando Hadassah host Danny Taran The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah is bringing Danny Taran to Orlando for the March 6 meeting at Congre- gation Ohev Shalom at 11:30 a.m. This is the first time the chapter has hosted a book launch and discussion of this magnitude nd you won't want to miss it says an event planner. Reservations the determination, and the achievements of a people who have struggled for survival and have succeeded• After graduating from Baron Byng High School in Montreal in 1949. Taran joined Consoltex, a publicly traded textile manufactur- ing company• In 1964 he became president at the Liane and Danny Taran Foundation, 'Art for Charity', with the mission of encour- aging donors to increase their charitable donations through an incentive pro- gram. To date. approximately 1,000 photographs have been presented, representing well over a million dollars in increased donations. Taran then embarked on the project of creating a pho- tographic history of the Jewish people. The purpose to make teenagers and youth more aware of there roots and in so increasing the voices in opposi- tion to the alarming escalating spread of anti-Semitism and anti Israeli propaganda that is so pervasive presently. PAGE 3A His latest endeavor is donating framed photo- graphs of his work in order to bring art and beauty into the public spaces of hospitals and not for profit retirement homes• The goal is to promote a sense of wellbeing among patients. caregivers, residents and visitors. are a must. RSVP to Bunny Rosen at 407-331-8367. The couvert is $10. Taran's beautifully il- lustrated book. "The 4,000 Year Journey in Search of Peace" is the story of the Jewish people and covers almost 4.000 years of his- tory. It chronicles triumphs, defeats, sadness, and joy, bound by religious belief and cultural traditions. Above all, it is a history to be proud of and to honor, says an event organizer Despite adversity and continued persecution, the Jewish people have not only survived but have thrived and-continued to contrib- ute to every field of human endeavor. In this book. their history has been recorded by Danny Taran artistic portrayals, ranging from the paintings of the great masters in European art to candid photographs from the nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing from sources in archives, museums, news- papers, and personal collec- tions, Taran has compiled a record of Jewish history, from biblical days, to life in the Diaspora. through po- groms and the horrors of the Holocaust, to modern times. This book captures the spirit, age of 32. By the end of his presidency in 1983. Consoltex was the second largest textile manufacturer in Canada. He was a member of the board of directors of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, and chairman of the board from 1997 to 1999. He endowed the Liane and Danny Taran Gallery at the SBC in 1998. As an avid photographer, Taran has participated in solo and group exhibits both in Canada and in the United States, where his work was widely sold. His photographs are represented in numer- ous corporate collections. He now devotes his time to philanthropic endeavors. In 2000, he established the Rabbi Kaprow named treasurer of NAJC JCC sets up memorial Fu ad in Lerner's name The Roth Jewish Commu- nity Center of Greater Orlando announces the establishment of the Bob Lerner Memorial Fund, which will provide fi- nancial assistance to families enabling their children to at- tend the JCC preschool, after school, sports and summer camp programs. Lerner, who died Dec. 3 at the age of 67, made the JCC his home-away-from-home. He played in the JCC's men's basketball league for 34 years, until just three weeks before his passing. His friends have organized the memorial fund in his honor, and have set a goal to raise $25.000. Organizers include Marshall Adler, Ken- neth Beane. Eli Bercovici. Fern Burr, Michael Bush- man, Darren Carlton, Bill Cole, Neal Crasnow, Brian Davison, Alan Farkas, Rob- ert Gebaide, Alan Goldberg, Mike Goodman, Steve Gray, Adali Green, Andy Greenberg, Cheryl Haley, Chris Hazel, Eve Homburger, Harry Ja- cobs. Dave Kong, Michael Lerner, Anthony Loria, Ron Manco, Steve Margolies, David May, Vic Mead. Eli Melamed, David Meltzer. Barry Mestel, Cliff Reeber, George Reynolds. Richie Ru- bin, Gerald Rutberg, Charles Schwartz, Scott Sheffler. Steve Stein and David Wayne. "The number of people who have thanked us and have indi- cated that they will be sending in a donation shows us just how extremelY well-liked Bob was by everyone." said Charles Schwartz, a friend of Lerner's and the main organizer of the fundraising effort. "I am happy that Bob was able to enjoy the JCC for so many years and grateful for the support of his family and friends for remembering him in such a meaningful way," said David Wayne, the JCC's executive director. His friends invite members of the community to join in hon- oring Lerner's memory with a contribution to the Bob Lerner Memorial Fund. To contribute. visit, or bring or mail a check in to the JCC to David Wayne's at- tention at851 N. MaitlandAve.. Maitland. FL 32751. MIAMIVITAS Innovative Hospice Care. among the nation's leading providers of end-of-life care. announces the election of VITAS chaplain Rabbi Maurice S. Kaprow. M.A., B.C.C.. to his second two-year term as treasurer of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains. Kaprow, of Winter Springs, is a chaplain for VITAS' Central Floridapro- gram, which serves patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in Florida's Or- ange, Seminole and Osceola counties• The NAJC is the profes- sional organization f Jewish chaplains worldwide. NAJC sets certification standards. certifies qualified Jewish chaplains, promotes ongoing education of Jewish chaplains and advocates on behalf of Jewish chaplains and Jewish chaplaincy programs. VITAS of Central Florida is an ac- credited Jewish hospice by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, which assures that the program can effectively meet the religious and cul- tural needs of terminally ill Jewish patients and their families. "Rabbi Kaprow works ev- ery day to meet the spiritual needs of VITAS patients and their families, regardless of their faith," says VITAS chief medical officer Barry Kinzb- runner, M.D., who is also an ordained Orthodox rabbi. "I congratulate Rabbi Kaprow on his dedication to the professional development of Jewish chaplains so that they can better serve their Jewish brethren in need." A board-certified chaplain, Kaprow retired from the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps with the rank of commander in Rabbi Maurice Kaprow February 2010 following a 20- year career. Kaprow earned a bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University and a master's de- gree from Columbia Univer- sity, both in New York. He was ordained from Yeshivat Ateret Yaakov. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College, Col- lege of Command and Staff, in Newport, R.I. LET MY 41 YEARS OF INSURANCE EXPERIENCE REVIEW YOUR COVERAGES AND DESIGN A PACKAGE THAT PROTECTS YOUR BUSINESS BY MEETING YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS! All Forms of Insurance Products for Business Retailers, Manufacturers, Contractors, Service Industries, Restaurants, Child Care, Physicians, Attorneys Call Today To Schedule An Appointment At Your Convenience Marshall L. Helbraun Representing The Sihle Insurance Group, Inc. An Independant Insurance Agency Phone: 1-800-432-6652 (407) 761-3521 (cell phone) I I Conversations with Rabbi Neely Rabbi Joshua Neely of Temple Israel. Win- ter Springs, continues his series of commu- nity discussions entitled, "Conversations with the Rabbi," on Sunday, March 4, 4 p.m., at WineStyles. This month's topic is "The End is Nigh-2012 and all that." The entire community is cordially invited to attend. No RSVP is necessary and there is no charge• Rabbi Neely has pre- sented numerous and varied discussion topics at many locations through- out Central Florida over the last two years. He introduces his upcom- ing presentation, with the following comment, "Doom and gloom is all around us. or so we are led to believe. Sorry dark prophets, but Judaism's view of the future is prac- tical and realistic and our best guide to dealingwith our current problems and making our lives better than ever." Rabbi Neely welcomes quest.ions and discussion. WineStyles is in the Win- ter Springs Town Center, 1196 Tree Swallow Dr. #1314, Winter Springs• For specific directions, Google the above address or call 407-327-2378. If you wish further informa- tion about this event and future "Conversations." call the synagogue office at 407-647-3055 or visit Temple Israel at www. and click on "Conversations with the Rabbi" in the events box. ASeniot Liviing Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. :Aisted:::Eivng  Rehabi:litatiand Skilled Nursing Care e'(y !Of ment Suite Selections, some with keViews iil iHpyH h :by the JewishPavilion :::t: : ::::; all ve; Youare always e! t30 W. :Ma¢:Blvd.- Maitland, FL 32751 . :;:: 1":: .t : :: :::': :" • 1301 W, Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751 407-645-3990