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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 8, 2019 PAGE 11A OB .AR ES IDA FREEDMAN Submitted by her family Ida Freedman, beloved wife of the late Bernard Freedman, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at the age of 99 years. She had lived the last six years with her daughter, Paula Streimish, in Fern Park, Florida. Idaand Bernie retired to Sunrise, Florida, where they enjoyed more than two decades of life as residents of Sunrise Lakes. Born and raised in the Greater Boston area, she married Bernie near the end of World War II and raised three children: Paula; Faye, of the Greater Baltimore area; and the late Robert Freedman of Tampa. She also leaves behind five grandchildren--Rebecca, Aaron, Nicole, Matthew and Michael; and four great- grandchildren--Jared, Tyler, Sofia and Annabelle. While most of her adult life was spent as a wife and mother, her kindness and concern for the people she met was a hallmark of her character. She was a dedi- cated homemaker who could create a banquet for 12 on a moment's notice or provide enough beach supplies-for unexpected summer visitors. As her years advanced, the family decided she should not ]ive alone so at the age of nearly 94 she began her sec- ond retirement livingwith her daughter, Paula. She enjoyed a new circle of friends and became everyone's "Mom." Although quiet by nature, Ida leaves a very large hole in the tapestry of life of those who knew her and loved her. Zichrona livracha Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407-599-1180 www.bethsha- GERALDINE 'JERr LEAVITT Jeri Leavitt, 87, passed peacefully Feb. 17, 2019, with her family close by. Born to Larry and Bertha Grutman on Aug. 5, 1931, her Bronx roots made her a true New Yorker, a lover of fashion and food. Jeri's last 23 years were lovingly shared with her hus- band Joseph, "Jack" Leavitt. Their focus ranged from their synagogue, Congregation Beth Am, where they met as widowers, to traveling the world. An illness early in life led Jeri to a career in nursing. She graduated from Albert Einstein Nursing College in Philadelphia, and progressed to leadership as a charge nurse in hospital administration, and finally as an instructor in Seminole Community Col- lege's LPN program. Geraldine 'Jeri' Leavitt Along with Jack, her com- puter skills led her to publish the Hadassah newsletter for many years. They were hon- ored as a couple by Congrega- tion Beth Am in September 2013 for their service to the temple community. Jeri is survived by her husband, Jack; son, Michael Hornreich and his wife, Kitti; grandson, Mark Hall; grand- daughter, Barbara Gritter and husband, Jordan; and her great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Tatum Gritter; as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, with whom Jeri always stayed connected. Many long-time friends sup- ported her and kept close through weekly Mahjong games and much more. Jeri was buried in Miami beside her first husband, Mervin Hornreich, and their daughter, BarbaraAnn Horn- reich. On Friday, March 15, 2019, at 11 a.m a Celebration of Life will be held at Congrega- tion Beth Am, Longwood, for all to share their memories of this woman of strength and compassion. HOWARD "HOWIE" ROSENFELD Howard Rosenfeld (Chaim ben Tzvi Hersh), age 72, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Florida Hospital--Orlando. A New York City native, he was born on Nov. 12, 1946, to the late Harry and Sarah Rose Parker Rosenfeld. He was a high school graduate; later enlisting in the U.S.Army. Prior to his en- listment, Howie married the former Madelyne Shankman on May 14, 1966, in Smith- field, North Carolina. During his military service, Howie served as an MP, earning distinction as a Sharpshooter and Pistol Expert. Following his time in the Army, Howie became a New York City po- liceman. In the early 1970s, he was recognized for saving the lives of 7 people during a robbery. After their retirements, Howie and Madelyne retired to the Orlando area in 1986. In addition to Maddy, his wife of nearly 53 years, Howard is survived by his son, Scott (Tracy); grandchildren, An- thony and Angelina; and his sister-in-law, Arlene (Dan) Maikisch. A funeral service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapelwith Rabbi Rick Sher- win officiating. Burial was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In memory of Howard "Howie" Rosenfeld, the family requests contributions to the National Kidney Foundation ( Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlan- do FL 32810. 407-599-1180 www.bethshalommemorial- NIRA SHEINTAL STEIN Submitted by her family Nira S. Stein, age 84, of Maitland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Advent Health--Altamonte. Nira was born on Feb. 12, 1935, in Tel Aviv, Israel, to the late Solomon and Rosi Fleisher Sheintal. In 1944 Nira, her parents and her younger brother sailed on the Ile de France, which had been converte [-- to a troop transport during the War, to the United States. Upon arrival, they lived with Nira's maternal grandparents in Washington, D.C until her father began building homes in suburban Maryland. As he became more successful in these endeavors, the fam- ily grew--adding two more children. In her young teens, Nira joined ayouth group affiliated with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Jewish Commu- nity Center, where she met her husband, Arnold Stein. The rest is history! Arnold and Nira were mar- ried for 64 years and had two children, Larry of Winter Park and Lori (Moshe) of Hod HaSharon, Israel. The family grew to include three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. After moving to Central Florida, Nira tried out her merchant skills at the Con- gregation of Reform Judaism Gift Shop, and then opened The Source, her first Judaic gift shop in Fern Park, near Myron's Dell. She later moved to Orienta Plaza and ulti- mately to her free standing building on Ronald Reagan Boulevard--across fromwhat is now the SunRail Station. She closed the store in 1998, after nearly 20 years of serving the community. Having family and friends in Israel, Nira and Arnold made nearly 60 round trips to Israel; owning an apart- ment for about 11 years. They usually made two round trips each year. In memory ofNira Sheintal Stein, the family requests contributions to MAZON--A Jewish Response to Hunger ( Burial was at Palm Cem- etery in Sarasota. A memo- rial service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Cantor Kim Singer of Temple Shir Shalom officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407-599-1180 www. bethshalommemorialchapel. com. IRA WILLIAM WALDINGER Ira W. Waldinger, age 68, of Winter Garden, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. A Brook- lyn native, he was born on Feb. 21, 1951, to the late Martin and Esther Dobrow Waldinger. He was a gradu- ate of Hunter College and worked as an educator with children with special needs. On Sept. 16, 1984, in Hastings-on-Hudson, he married the former Amy Abramson, his wife of more than 34 years who survives him. Following their retire- ments, the family relocated to the Orlando area in 2017. In addition to his wife, Mr. Waldinger is survived by his sons, Michael Zarchin Waldinger of New York, and Andrew Steven Waldinger of Winter Garden. A graveside service was held at Temple Israel Cemetery, Gotha. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlan- do FL 32810. 407-599-1180 www.bethshalommemorial- 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.; 407-479-8377. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 1701 Markham Woods Road, Longwood, 407-636-5994,; services: Friday 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Chabad of Altamonte Springs (O), 414 Spring Valley Lane, Altamonte Springs, 407- 280-0535; Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7347 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.; 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, 32]-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644- 2500;; 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), 181 E. Mitchell Hammock, Oviedo, 407-830-7211; www.; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth E! (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, 407-222-6393; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.; 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;; 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; 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;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 .'30 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Shomer Ysrael (C), 5382 Hoffner Ave Orlando, 407-227-1258, call for services and holiday schedules. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation-; 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 plm.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.; 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'nal 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 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.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 386-789-2202; www.; Shabbat service; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom (R) Services held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd Winter Springs, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352-735-4774; www.; Shabbat services: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. sharp. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (0) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist (T) Mehitsa