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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 17, 2015 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 Okay, you talked me into it I'm running for president! Is it any more ridiculous than Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Donald Trump? (Never mind. I'm not going to write about politics.) What I will write about is the concern I have with grow- ing anti-Semitism, not only in the Middle East and certain European countries like Belgium or Austria. Read about our "allies." These facts come from the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. I pass them along: "According to a recent poll commissioned by WJC affiliate European Jewish Congress (EJC), one in four British adults between the ages of 18 and 35 believe that there is the likeli- hood that another Holocaust could happen in Europe during their lifetime. Almost 60 percent of respondents did not know that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Fifteen percent agreed with the statement that the government should consider introducing laws that require Jews to carry a religious ID card. Another 20 percent answered 'don't know' and would consider the introduction of laws requiring Jewish-owned businesses to have some special form of identification. (21 percent felt the British government should consider introducing laws requiring businesses owned by Muslims to have special identification.) When asked whether these types of discriminatory practices were likely to be passed against Jews in Europe today, 25 percent answered affirmatively. Stressing that these findings should 'shock us into action,' the EJC held a high level forum in Prague, in cooperation with the Czech government and the European parliament, to meet the challenges of growing anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia in Europe today." And would you believe our close friend, Australia? This article also comes directly from the WJC digest: "Anti-Semitic assaults, hate speech and harassment have increased by more than one-third in the past year, accord- ing to a register of incidents kept by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). Among the incidents were a gang attack on the Jewish people, two of them over the age of 60; a Jewish family being pelted with dirt after leaving synagogue; and an attack on a bus of Jewish schoolchildren by drunken teenagers. In the past year, more than 75 incidents of verbal harassment and physical intimidation were reported and the number of physical assaults tripled to 15. Overall, there were 312 incidents, an increase of 35 percent over the previous year. The ECAJ attributed the rise to the Gaza war this (past) summer and the 'hostile media coverage' it sparked. Hate speech online also increased, which ECAJ noted, 'may reflect a shift to a younger demographic as the source of anti- Semitic hate messages.'" (All these facts make me very emotional and I keep re- membering the statement from a Holocaust survivor that I wrote about in a recent column. His name is ROMAN KENT. He said "We do not want our past to be our children's future." Enough said.) Still on a sad note One of the sweetest, dearest women in our community has passed. Betty Stein, always with a smile on her face and such won- derful dimples, is gone from us. What a loss! I didn't see much of Betty as she had a very active life, thanks to her devoted daughter, the talented CAR- OL STEIN and her equally talented son-in-law, LEE WOLFSON. They took her everywhere and included her in every- thing. But, in spite of not seeing much of her, I would always include Betty in my choice of all-time favorite people because she always greeted me with a loving smile and Betty Stein twinkling eyes. I recently learned all about her charitable works, her school teaching, her volunteering for good causes, etc. None of what I learned surprised me. She was truly a wonderful human being. Realizing this, Betty was just honored for a lifetime of giving on March 1st, (one month before she died) at the "8 Over 80" gala sponsored by Kinneret. She will be missed. On a brighter note Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando and Florida Theatrical As- sociation present "Pippin," a spectacular Broadway hit show, opening in Orlando on Tuesday, April 21, 8 p.m. at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave Orlando thru Sunday, April 26. A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of "Pippin," from "Godspell" creator Stephen Schwartz. The musical first wowed audiences in 1972 and is set to a 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.' "Pippin" is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit or gloriayousha@gmail.com The musical "Piplin' is coming to town. musical. Full of acrobatic, magical feats and songs from the composer of "Wicked." Fhis production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards inJuding Best Musical Revival. For information, call 800-515-271. Music makes me smile Especially jazz and ourlear friend, ALAN ROCK, makes sure we have the finest her in town, what with his popular radio program each weeken morning on WUCF FM and also in live performances at the ,ltamonte Chapel where Alan is the emcee. On Sunday, April 26th, a2:30 p.m DAN JORDAN will be appearing at the Altamonte',hapel with his terrific music. He is always an audience favorie. With Dan will be MARK IcKEE on piano, DAN WALTERS on bass and MICHAEL WEEH on drums. The Altamonte Chapel islocated at 825 East S.R. 436 in Altamonte Springs. The phme number is (407) 339-5208. The Downbeat for the 'Jaz: Jam' is 12:30 and goes until 2:30. And it is truly a"jazz jam" as~rofessional musicians and vocal- ists are always welcome to "s:t-in" during the second music set. EWISH NEWS can be purchased at the following locations: ORANGE COUNTY JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave Maitland JCC South, 11184 South Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando Kinneret, 515 South Delaney Ave Orlando SOJC, 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Rd Orlando Brown's New York Dell, 156 Lake Ave Maitland Most Publix Supermarkets All Winn Dixie Supermarkets SEMINOLE COUNTY Heritage News, 207 O'Brien Rd Fern Park Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 451 E. Altamonte Dr. Suite 2317, Altamonte Springs & 1260 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd Oviedo Bagel King, 1472 Semoran Blvd Casselberry Kosher Kats, 744 W. S.R. 434, Longwood Central Florida Hillel, 4250 Alafaya Trail, Ste. 212-363, Oviedo Most PublixSupermarkets AllWinn Dixie Supermarkets VOLUSIA COUNTY Federation of Volusia/Flagler, 470 Andalusia Ave Or- mond Beach Most Publix Supermarkets All Winn Dixie Supermarkets Barnes & Noble, 1900 W. 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Their debut cabaret features songs of experience, from young and dumb to dumb and not-so-young. Both veteran Disney performers, Rob has also been seen numerous times on The Abbey stage, starring in "Cabaret" and "Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody." Tickets to each cabaret show are just $10 in advance and can be purchased at TicketWeb.com. Tickets will be $15 at the door. For show times and more information, visit www.Abbey- Orlando.com. One for the road By now you must realize that all of life is a"Joke." But here's one anyway: Izzy drives his friend Hyman to the shops in Winter Park. As they get out of the car, Izzy locks the doors in such a hurry that he forgets to remove the ignition key first. "Oy vay," says Izzy. "Why don't we get a coat hanger to open the door," says Hyman. "No, I don't think that'll work," replies Izzy, "because passers-by will think we're breaking into the car." "OK," sug- gests Hyman. We can use a penknife to cut the rubber seal around the driver's door, then I can stick in a finger and pull out the key." "No, absolutely not." replies Izzy. "Passers-by will think we're stupid for not using a coat hanger." "OK," says Hyman, "you'd better think of something else and quick. It's starting to rain and your sun roof's still open." (Hope to see you there.) Ill D bary City Hall 16 Colomba Rd, Debary Debary More great entertainment Ill :~:L~rary 200 Florence K. Little, Debary I recently heard from DONNA FIEGEL about the wonder- ::