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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 30, 2012 By Josh Feigelson (Sh'ma)--Of all the words we utter during the Pesach seder, the word k'ilu (in Eng- lish, it's translated as two words, "as if") rings most important. The word is found " in Rabban Gamliel's Mishnaic declaration: "In every genera- tion, every person is obligated to see himself or herself as if he or she personally went out of Egypt." As if. This tiny phrase signals the rabbis' awareness that, in every generation, our situation is not identical with that of our ancient ancestors. We have to enter an imagina- tive space, a play space, in which we suspend disbelief. We have to imagine ourselves in a different reality. This act of imagining works in multiple directions. In one way, it reveals realities that otherwise remain hidden. By Let all who are hungry come and eat--really? imagining ourselves into the story, we .see the suffering in our own lives and in the world thatwe might otherwise miss: By talking about the suffering, oppression, and liberation of our ancestors and imagining ourselves among them, we open our eyes to the power of those forces in theworldwe in- habit. The power of story and symbol can illuminate those things we prefer, consciously or unconsciously, to keep in the dark. It leads to empathy. But imagining can lead us to conceal as well. It allows reality to become symbol. For many, the verse in the Haggadah, "Kol dichfin yeitei v'yechul," "Let all who are hungry come and eat," has come to he understood as referring to people who are spiritually hungry; just as those who are oppressed within Mitzrayim (Egypt) become people who are con- fined within the narrow straits (meitzarim) of lack of authenticity. Though we might open the door, do we really go out and find hungry people to feed? In the rarest cases, perhaps we do. Bu for most of us (as my rebbe Avi Weiss used to say to us in yeshiva, "I'm talking to myself and letting you listen"), we allow the imaginative play of the seder to remain a work of theater, We let the words affect our inner lives, but we rarely act them out in real time; we don't search for hungry people to share the Pesach meal. Our empathy remains a work of imagination, its ethical impulse confined to the theater of the seder night. What keeps many from actually inviting in poor, hungry persons (again, talk- ing to myself here), is fear for our safety. And that's ironic, given that Pesach is called Leil Shimurim, the Night of Watching, when we are told to go to sleep with our doors unlocked, confident in God's protection. Perhaps we're concerned for our safety within our own homes. But more likely (at least for me), we fear con- fronting the gap between the hungry person's reality and our own. Suppose we take kol dich- fin seriously, and invite poor persons inside. What happens at the end of the night? How do we say, "Thanks for com- ing" to someone who has no bed to go to in order to sleep? And if we do invite them to stay for the night, how do we make sense of the moment when we tell them they've worn out their welcome? Or even if they're not homeless, Hungry on page 27A OB TUAR ES PEARL BAISUCK Pearl Baisuck of Casselber- ry, Fla. died Monday, March 19, 2012. She was 90 years old. She was born in New Haven, Conn. to the late Joseph and Yetta Kaplan Matlin. Mrs. Baisuck attended local schools and worked for many years as a realtor. She was married to Joseph Baisuck. They spent most of their married life in Massachusetts coming to the Orlando area, first as snowbirds in 1986, and moving permanently in 1994. She was very active at Congregation Ohev Shalom where, for many years she was responsible for maintaining the Yahrzeit records. She was also treasurer of the Seniors and a member of the Sister- hood. She was a long-time Pink Lady at Florida Hospital. In addition to Joe, her husband of nearly 71 years, Mrs. Baisuck is survived by her son Allen of Hawaii and her daughter, Phyllis Turner of Lake Mary. She is also sur- vived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her sisters Sarah Allen and Sonya Dlugatch. Funeral services were held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi David Kay officiating. Internment fol- lowed at Ohev Shalom Cem- etary. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in memory of Pearl Baisuck to the Jewish Pavilion, PO Box 160056, Altamonte Springs 32716, www.jewishpavilion. org; Jewish Family Services, 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park, 32789,, or Congregation Ohev Sha-. lore, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland 32751, www. Funeral services were en- trusted to Beth Shalom Me- morial Chapel, Orlando. LORI P. BICHEL Lori P. Bichel died Monday, March 19, 2012. She was 59 years old. A resident of the Orlando area since marrying her hus- band, Richard in 2003, Mrs. Bichel was a homemaker. Prior to moving here she had lived in Sarasota for many years, attending school and graduating from Manatee Community College. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Jeanne Betty Weiner of Sara- sota; her son, Nicholas Fox of New Orleans; her daughter, Alexandra Fox of Los Angeles; her brothers, Tony Weiner of Eureka, Calif. and Randall Weiner of Boulder, Colo., and her sister, Wendy (Ken) Bichel of Miami Beach. Funeral services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. SARAH ANN MELTZER Sarah Ann Meltzer died March 19, 2012. She was 34 years old. A native of Orlando, she was born in Altamonte Springs to Judy Drucker Meltzer and the late Mitchell Meltzer. , Ms. Meltzer attended Edge- water High School and was a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree. She also graduated from Barry University with a master's degree. She worked locally as a marriage and fam- ily counselor. She is survived by her mother, Judy Meltzer; her step-mothr, Melanie Love of Buford, Ga. and her brother Matthew Meltzer of Seattle, Wash. She is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside funeral services were held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery in Orlando. In memory ofSarahAnn Meitzer, the family requests dona- tions to takeaction.mental- Funeral services were en- trusted to Beth Shalom Me- -. morial Chapel, Orlando. FRED R. WEINSTEIN Fred R. Weinstein of Win- ter Springs died Monday, March 19, 2012. He was 75 years old. Mr. Weinstein was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Charles and Mary Kleinman Weinstein. He was a man- ager of a kitchen cabinetry manufacturer in Cleveland, relocating in 1995 to the Or- lando area. He was married, for nearly 53 years to Naomi Baron, who survives him. Mr. Weinstein is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Stepha- nie) and daughters, Eydie (Michael) Petti of Baker, Fla. and Robin (Jeffrey) Ellis of Lynn, Mass. and a sister Sheila Laskey of Willoughby, Ohio. He is also survived by his 12 granchildren and three great- grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held at Bet Chaim Cem- etary, Morton Jones Raod, Gotha with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. The fam- ily requests contributions in memory of Fred R. Weinstein to the Leukimia and Lym- phoma Society, 3319 Maguire Blvd., Orlando 32801, www. leukemiaandlymphomaso- Funeral services were en- trusted to Beth Shalom Me- morial Chapel, Orlando. Answers from 03.23/2012 Sudoku (see page 27 for solution) 6 4 7 9 7 3 5 3 6 9 8 4 2 3, 1 2 9 6 7 6 8 5 1 8 9 6 8 2 StatePoint Me, dia Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. PAGE 7_ A Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory 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 sched- ules shown at; 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), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; 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 AIA, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. 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), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Emeritus in Lake Mary. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth E1 (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, 9401S.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;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386 -804-8283; www.mybeth- shalom.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. o 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 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 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; 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;; Shabbatservice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O-), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27'Minneola; 352-243- 5353;;services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vieland 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. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 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, 7p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 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; Social Hour, 6 p.m.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongrega-; 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 ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPiCenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of 31ount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox(Rec) Reconstmctionist