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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 18, 2014 PAGE 7A By Steve Lipman and subsequently for most The Jewish Week of American Jewry that had been reluctant to assert itself Phil Baum, who joined the politically, said Marc Stern, American Jewish Congress a senior staff member at after college and helped steer AJCongress for 33 years who the advocacy organization's now serves at general counsel growth in membership and oftheAmericanJewishCom- influence until he retired as mittee."Insteadofbeggingfor executivedirectorin2002,died Jews to be treated equally in in his sleep on March 27 at his American life, he demanded Riverdale home. He was 94. it," largely through the legal Mr. Baum, who became briefs Mr. Baum helped write, the organization's top profes- Stern said. He cited such ar- sional leader in 1994, served eas as the legality Christian theAJCongressduringthede- cr&hes on public land, and cadeswhen it ranked among theproprietyofmoviecensor- the most effective voices for ship out of deference to the Jewish interests in the United Catholic Church. "Over time," States. It played a prominent Stern said, Mr. Baum shifted role is such issues as pro- his focus atAJCongress "from Israel advocacy and Soviet domestic ... to overseas" in Jewry;itsponsoredanannual such areas as support for the American-Israeli Dialogue to new State of Israelandopposi- helpcementwhathesawasde- tion to the anti-Semitic Pas- teriorating relations between sion Play in Germany. Stern Israelis and American Jews. said Mr. Baumwas among the During his tenure, "He first Jewish leaders to defend carved a new and better the legality of PresidentTru- path for the AJCongress," man's recognition of Israel in Four U.S. Army liberators Holocaust Remembrance who were at Buchenwald,event. Dachau and nearby camps, The event will be held at as well as the Gardelegen St. Timothy Catholic Church, massacre of Jews; Christian 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake, politicalprisoners and Chris- FL 32159 (The Villages Flori- tianAlliedPOWswillspeakas da, Spanish Springs) onApril partofTempleShalombythe29 at 4 p.m. (doors open at Villagesl annual Interfaith 3:30 p.m.S. Admission is free. Joe and Lynn Goldovitz and click and company will present a on Goldovitz concert or concert in conjunction with purchased in person. For Congregation Sinai. more information, call "Do you Remember?, A Gwen at 352-243-4890. To little bit of Jewish Soul A view flyer, and to purchase Whole Bunch of Rock and tickets online.go to www. Roll--Music from the '50s, '60s and '70s" will be held at Directions to Clermont the Clermont Community Community Center: SR 50 Center, 629 Montrose St., West to 7th Street, right on Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. 7thSttoWMontrose St.,right Ticket price is $18 per turn onto Montrose, 1 block person and can be ordered on left across from City Hall. online at www.congrega- Parkingis inthe rear. Sudol~u (see page 14 for solution SUDOKU Answers from 04/11/2014 May 1948, publishing a legal Faber said she has em- memorandumonthesubject,played his advice when she He also offered a legal defense went to restaurants."Itworks. of Israel's decision to try Nazi I always do it. You get a bet- leader Adolf Eichmann. ter seat." Stern called Mr. Baum "the A native of Chicago, son single brightest, most incisive of immigrant parents, Mr. guyIevermetintheorganized Baum, who is survivedby his Jewish community." wife Bette, joined the AJCon- "He was a Renaissance gressshortlyafterearninghis man -- he loved art and he law degree at the University loved good food," said Belle of Chicago in the late 1940s. Faber, a longtime AJCongress "He did not suffer fools staff member who served as gladly," Stern said. He told associate executive director of one, unnamed leader of a under Mr. Baum. "He had a Jewishorganizationwhowas tremendouslydiscerningeye." not Mr. Baum's intellectual FabersaidMr.Baumofferedequal and rarely understood her advice about restaurants Mr. Baum's foresight in the that reflected his independent proposals he advocated. That mannerofthinkinginallmat- leader was a close friend of ters: "Never let a head waiter Mr. Baum. "How do you do leadyoutoatable."Wait, have it?" Stern said he once asked patience, he would tell Faber, Mr. Baum. "He's not your andyouwillgetabettertable, peer intellectually -- why That, she said, was hisdo you remain friends with bargaining technique in his him?" AJCongress post; he refused "I can't help it," Stern said to be guided by other persons' Mr. Baum answered."He loves opinions. Jews." Theguestspeakers, eyewit- For more information nesses to history, are all in on this event including the their 80s and 90s and come speakers, their Army units from varied walks of life. and the WWII Holocaust They have remarkably clear related experience they will memories, presentations and talk about see: http://www. in some cases photographs they personally took. The holocaust_remembrance_ TodahMemorialstatue to the event_2014.aspx allied soldiers who liberated Inadditiontothe6miUion the camps, which has been European and Russian Jews exhibited globally, will also murdered by the Nazi's dur- be on the display at the event, ing the Holocaust of whom The firsthand accounts of 1.3 million were children, these WWII veterans repre- 6 million Christians were senttheeyewitnesstestimony killed including priests, and humanity ofthe "greatest reverends, pastors, nuns, generation" whose numbers academics, students and are now rapidly dwindling other civilians, Gypsies, with time. 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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 A1A, 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.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El(C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve.,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 Shalom (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 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283;; 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 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 (Red, Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aieichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland 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 Shalom (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, 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; 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 Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox(Rec) Reconstructionist