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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 25, 2016 PAGE 7A Interfaith Dialogue: Dalai Lama, Jews, and Cultural Survival On March 30, Dr. Yudit award-winning books on distinct religion. Surely the Greenberg, Cornellendowed Indian Jewish communities. Tibetan people could benefit professor of religion and di- Hewas selectedas a delegate from Jewish experience, he rector of the Jewish Studies to the 1990 Tibetan-Jewish reasoned. Program at Rollins College, dialogue hosted by H. H. the Hear a first-hand account is pleased to invite the com- Dalai Lama and reported in of this remarkable dialogue, munity to a stimulating the best-selling "The Jew in one that spurred both Tibet- evening of dialogue with a the Lotus." He reciprocated ans and Jews to understand presentation by Dr. Nathan the hospitality in 1999 when not only one another, but Katz, distinguished professor the Dalai Lama first visited themselves aswell. emeritus, founder-directorof FIU for an honorary doctor- The dialogue will be ac- the Program in the Study of ate, as well as his 2004 and companiedbyalightvegetar- Spirituality, and director of 2010visits. ian meal Jewish Studies/academic di- As the spiritual and tempo- This event is organized by rector of the Jewish Museum ralleader ofa peoplewho had the Jewish Studies Program. of Florida-FIU at Florida In- beendefeatedbyCommunistCo-Sponsorship includes ternational University (FIU) China nearly 60 years ago, the Philosophy and Religion in Miami. the Dalai Lama wanted to Department, Rollins Coexist, The event will take place learn the "Jewish Secret" for the Philosophy and Religion in the Galloway Room at surviving in exile. After all, Club, andtheCenterforIndia 6 p.m. he reasoned, the Jews had and SouthAsia Dr. Katz is best known for the expertise: 1,900 years Please more information his work about Indo-Judaic of living in the Diaspora, all please contact dames@rol- Studies and has written the while preserving their OBITUARIES JOSEPH MARMO career with the Air Force, LENA BENMAYOR SAMI Joseph Marmo, age 61, of they traveled to the Azores, Lena Sami, age 94, of Winter Park, passed away Germany andmany stopsinMaitland, passed away on on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the States including Mas- Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at at Florida Hospital--Or- sachusetts, California and FloridaHospital--Altamonte lando. Mr. Marmo, a native Florida. They retired and Springs. Mrs. Samiwas born ofNatomaHeights, Pennsyl- built their dream home in in New York City on Jan. 24, vania, was born on March 13, Indialantic, Fla. 1922, to the late Albert and 1955, to Carmen and Marian One of her many joys was Mollie Abolafia Benmayor. Marmo. During his working her love of cooking. Mrs. She was married to her be- career he was a manager in Rosen passed theses skills loved husband, Rouben, who the automotive industry, down to her children and survives her, for nearly 69 Mr. Marmo moved to Florida grandchildren. Son Howard years. They began their lives from Pennsylvania in 1996 works in the culinary field together in New York City on and then relocated to the and son Robert knows his Sept. 6, 1946, and were virtu- Orlando area from Titusville way around the kitchen. In ally inseparable their entire in 2012. her later days, she would marriage; sharing home, On Sept. 17, 2012, in enjoy trying"all the experi- work and a deep love for one Maitland, he married the ments" her grandchildren another. former PatriciaAndrews, who would cook. In 1970, Lena and Rouben survives him. During the late 90s sherelocated to the Orlando area In addition to his wife, he would travel frequently to from Daytona Beach. Mrs. issurvivedbyhissonMichael California to see Robert and Sami was a woman of many Joseph Marmo of Pitts- Cathy and her grandkids, talents and interests. An avid burgh; daughters Kristy Jo She didn't want to miss a bowler into her mid-80s, she (Eric) Meneses of Delaware, moment of their lives. Dur- was a Life Member of Hadas- Sara Jo (Juan) Rodriguez ing her California trips, she sah and received theWoman of Pittsburgh and Leah Jo became close friends tomany of the Year for her dedication Marmo of Pittsburgh; and wonderful peoplewhom she to Temple Israel and its Sister- step-children, Diana Tarisa enjoyedandlovedverymuch, hood. She was also a member (Duane) JohnsonofOrlando, She ultimately relocated to of ORTandtheADL.Aboveall, Casey Gist of Orlando, and California in 2014 tobewith though, shewasadevotedwife William Lewis Gist III of Mt. Robert and Cathy and their and mother to her husband Dora. He is also survived by three children, and children. his brother Gary (Marilyn) Over the last twoyears, as Mrs. Sami's devotion to Marmo of Geneva, Fla., and her health began to fail, she Rouben was so great, that in sister, Marian Marmo of Na- faced many medical chal- the summer of 2014, shewas trona Heights, Pa.; and eight lenges. However, she was the able to establish recognition grandchildren, ultimate fighter and fought for him as one of 330 Monu- A private graveside service valiantly until the end. ments Men. In October 2015, washeldatBethIsraelMemo- Shewaspredeceasedbyher Mrs. Sami saw her efforts rial Park, Gotha. Arrange- husband, Col. RonaldRosen, come to fruition as he was ments entrusted to Beth USAF Ret. in 1993, and is awarded the Congressional Shalom Memorial Chapel. survived by her children, Gold Medal for his service in 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. Pam Rosen (Carl) of Orlando, helping restore and return Howard (Maggie) Rosen of thousandsofbooks, artwork, FREDA ELIZABETH New Jersey and Rob (Cathy) andtorahs stolenbythe Nazis ROSEN Rosen of San Marcos, Calif.; to their countries of origin. Freda Elizabeth "Mimi" and four grandchildren, Co- Inadditiontoherhusband, Rosen, age 78, passed away rey, Ronnie, GehrigandRyan. Lena is survived by her son, peacefully and comfortably During her final days, she Steven, of Maitland; and withfamilybyhersideinSan was cared for by amazing daughter, Renee, of Maitland; Marcos, California. She was people. They kept her com- and a great-grandson. She born in Washington, D.C. on fortable and attended to her was predeceased by her sister, March 18, 1937, to the late every need--Berta, Edna, EleanorRaffandgranddaugh- Sophie and Mike Weber and Anna, Pinky and Barb... Love ter, Liza Michelle Nestle. wastheoldestoffoursiblings, you all. A funeral service, with She was adored by her three Perhaps they are not stars Rabbi Joshua Neely officiat- brothers, Paul (Ginger) We- in the sky, but rather open- ing, was held at the Yank ber of Winter Park, Norman ings where our loved ones Frank Pavilion at Temple WeberofLasVegasandDavid shine down to let us know Israel Cemetery. In memory (Jill) Weber of Maryland. She they are happy, of Lena B. Sami, the family enjoyed helping andwatching -- Anonymous requests contributions to the heryounger brothers grow up Agraveside funeral service Alzheimer's Association, 378 and loved themvery much. was held at Ohev ShalomCenter Ponte Circle, Suite Mrs. Rosen married the Cemetery, Orlando, with1280, Altamonte Springs love of her life at 20, and Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiat- 32701. worked as a secretary for ing. Arrangements entrusted Arrangementsentrustedto the CIA, while her husband, to Beth Shalom MemorialBeth Shalom Memorial Cha- Col. Ronald Rosen, went to Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Or- pel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando Dental school. During his lando 32810. 32810. 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.; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; 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.; 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 AIA, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisraei/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), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 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 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;; 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; www. Shabbat services, 7 p.m. ]st 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;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745;; 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;; 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 E! (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.; 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'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;; 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; www.; 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- 242-6135; 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;; 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; www.; Shabbat service; 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.; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352-735-4774; www.; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist