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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 23, 2018 By Linda Pressman for Passover--a lot or a little? round challahs and smoked One manageable table or an fish in the fall, or poppy filling (Kveller via JTA)--When I impossible four? in March. All a little odd. see the giant gefilte fish and Most of the year I'm a pretty But then there's Passover. matzah display at Costco in normal American woman. Costco, of course, can only late February, it sends me I look normal. I dress in a satisfy a few needs for this into a panic. I think, is it fairly normal manner. I walk holiday. Though I'm willing time for gefilte fish already? I in grocery stores and have a to bounce back and forth be- thinkthat findingthe holiday vaguelynormalshoppinglist, tween its kosher smoked fish foods, includingthatgigantic Yes, there are certain Jew- case and the Passover display, jar of gefilte fish, is not easy ish holidays here and there bothformingaminiaturePale and maybe I should stockpile where I'm maybeshopping for of Settlement in the store for now. I start thinking about 20-pound bags of potatoes in Jewish shoppers to cling to, how many people I'm having the winter, apples and honey, eventually I must venture Locals pose with Rep. Webster at AIPAC Over 60 delegates from Central Florida traveled to Washington, D.C to attend the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. The delegates included a strong showing of local college students and several high school students as well. After 21/2 days of general sessions filled with incredible speakers as well as breakout sessions, the group successfully lobbied our local congressmen, including Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto and Valerie Demmings. Thanks to the AIPAC trip offered to congressmen, all three traveled to Israel last summer and very clearly understand why Israel is so important to the United States. Shown here are (l-r), UCF Hlllel student Scott Gerstel, UCF Hillel student Spencer Lasday, Gene Josephs, Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-11), Orly Diamond, Dr. David Diamond, Judith Hara, AIPAC staffer Briana Felsen, and Bob Hara. Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel Froucll l,Servin, g Our Communit: q Por Over Years e'da Gefilte fish is an easy find at Passover. out to the Jewish section of to the store with herinstruc- shopping for regular gro- the regular grocery stores, tions: I needed rendered fat ceries, like bread, or in the to their Pesach tables, and and casings. The butcher Easteraislebuyingchocolate to the kosher stores to get seemed mystified, eggs, squishy Peeps and giant everything elseIneed. How did I become my chocolateEasterbunnies.I'm Shopping for Passover mother?Or, rather, mygrand- somewhat surprised that the is like being on the worst mother, great-grandmother world is just ticking along as scavenger hunt ever. My andgreat-great-grandmother, normal, and there's not an grocery list looks like it was all the way down the line? emergency in their kitchens written in medieval Poland. How did I get so fascinated like there is in mine. Because I need a really big brisket, with the butchers at all the no matter how far ahead I Like maybe an entire cow. grocery stores in town, inter- start, no matter how much And chicken livers. Like the rogating the staff about their I'm sure I'm finished the whole chicken, briskets, their chicken livers, night before, it never fails And maybe 10,000 eggs. the weights and when they're that two hours before the I need horseradish--red expected? seder I have to call my sister and white. I need fish and When I've bought every-for emergency backup, for potatoes, matzah and parsley, thing on my list, I start parsley sprig placement or Coconut and carrots. Apples cooking very meticulously, peeling boiled eggs. and walnuts and honey and I cling to the idea that if I'm Back at the store, I find the wine. Oh, and they wouldn't organized about this, I can be lastthingonmylist, horserad- happen to have four shank- ready. I can't really be ready, ish root for the seder plate--a boneshangingaround, would Sometimes while I'm outgnarled, primitive-looking they? One time when my shopping, I run into the rest thing that I grasp in my mother was alive, she had a of the world. There they are, matchinggnarledhand--and craving for real kishke. Iwent happy normal people, out I head home. In celebration of KCOA's '8 Over 80' The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-pro fit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, held their 2018, 8 over 80 Gala on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Over 200 guests attended the festive gala to celebrate the accomplishment of the honorees. Guests were entertained with video's featuring each honoree and their unique accomplishments. A delicious dinner was also provided by George's Gourmet Catering. All in attendance agreed that this delightful event was a wonderful gather- ing of family and friends. The honorees for the 2018 event were:Lillian Berkowitz, Doris Gilbert, Bette Ann Leider, Rosalind Levitt, Eva London Ritt, Gerald Robison, Charles Schulman, and Dick Weiner Sponsors for the event included: Platinum Sponsor: Dick and Dottie Appelbaum Gold Sponsors: Alan Ginsburg, Harriett Lake, Craig and Rhonda Pearlman Silver Sponsors: Ron and Mardi Shader, Dick and Louise Weiner, Barbara Wein- reich, Scott and Lauren Zimmerman The 8 over 80 honorary dinner was held in the Delaney Dining Room at Kinneret Apartments and benefitted the KCOA which provides programs for residents that are not included in the resident's monthly rent. These programs include onsite weekly exercise classes, cultural activities and holiday celebrations as well as excursions including trips to Publix, Walmart and area restaurants. KCOA also continues to fund the popular twice-monthly food pantry, which provides a bountiful grocery bag to residents at no cost. This program offers an array of healthy foods to residents, many who enjoy cooking their own meals. Currently over 120 residents are participating in this program.