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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 19, 2019 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 or First let me wish all of you a happy Pesach. May you and yours face the coming year in good health and with much happiness. Sadly, our family faces a tragedy this Passover. The young South Carolina college student, Samantha Josephson, who thought she was getting into an Uber, but was murdered and raped (in that order) is a member of my family through mar- riage. Lord give us strength. It's about time I read this in the World Jewish Congress digest under the heading "In Wake of Pittsburgh Attack, Facebook and Ins- tagram Take Steps Against Online Anti-Semitism." The article reads as follows: "Instagram removed more than 12,000 posts using the hashtags '#911 was done by Jews' and #Jews did 911,' which spread conspiracy theories regarding the Pittsburgh massacre. Facebook removed accounts associated with the far-right group called The Proud Boys, citing hate speech and incitement that violate Facebook policies. Both Facebook and Insta- gram have taken a strong and important step by vigilantly monitoring and removing content that could easily Robert Singer contribute to incitement and violence against Jews,' said WJC CEO and Executive Vice President ROBERT SINGER. 'Social media is by far one of the most important tools today in spreading ideas and news, both real and fake,' he continued. ' We are pleased that Facebook and Instagram are taking seri- ously their moral responsibility and the impactful role they play in shaping public opinion.' There is still much to be done to counter anti-Semitic nar- ratives and better educate people about the Holocaust and the dangers of xenophobia and hate speech. Across online platforms, such content is still accessible. We must continue work together to flag this material, and to remain vigilant in helping the companies to be able to enforce their own guidelines to this effect." Small World Department While leaving Toojay's Restaurant last week, I spotted a very handsome, older man who was complaining about his high calorie, (he doesn't have a weight problem) sumptuous cheesecake he was in the process of devouring. Seated across from him was a lovely lady. I stopped to talk with them and found that they read my column (and enjoy it)! The gentleman's name is ROBERT GELLER. He is a well- spoken, well educated, formidable guy. He moved to Orlando in 1953 and joined Joe Wittenstein, a native born Orlandoan, in a growing CPA practice. They were the first Jewish CPA firm in Central Florida! Both were business partners for 25 years, before Joe retired. Joe passed away several years ago. Robert's wife of 70 years also passed away, only one and a half years ago. As we talked we realized we had much in common. Robert was born in the lower east side of Manhattan and grew up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. (I was born in Brownsville). Inspite of his years, Robert keeps in great physical and mental shape by doing line dancing, ballroom dancing and Zumba. (I was a professional dancer when I first started in show business). He also takes Spanish lessons and serves on the Village On The Green, Longwood, finance committee as well as the resident council and health care committees. The pretty lady he was with that day is DIANE MILLER. She resides in Village On The Green and is a registered nurse. I found out that she and I attended the same high school (Samuel J. Tilden H.S. in Brooklyn!) WHAT COINCIDENCES!! (I love going to Toojay's for their matzo ball soup. Who knew that the visit that day was going to be so much more exciting!!!!) JCC39ers Cinema Sundays On April 28th, beginning at 2 p.m. in the JCC Maitland Senior Lounge, the movie will be "There will be Blood." Refreshments are also available. JCC39ers Meet & Mingle Mondays On April 29th at 1 p.m. in the JCC Maitland Senior Lounge, TERRI MISEK will present "Senior Real Estate Planning." After the presentation, complimentary refreshments will be served. Jewish Community Center School's Out Day: Jewish Academy of Orlando, Friday, April 19th from 7:30 am--3 pm. Parents don't have to take off from work when school is out. Just send your child (kingergarten to grade 6) to the JCC for a day of games, sports and more! The cost is $40 ($30 for JCC members.) There are sibling discounts also. For more details, phone AMANDA DENNIS at 407- 621-4049. Jewish Academy Spring Break Camp School is closed, but the JCC is open. Come spend the day with your friends enjoying all that is offered. From art to sports to science, you're sure to have a blast! The dates are from April 22 to April 26th. For further information, contact AMANDA DENNIS at 407-621-4049. (I want to have a blast too! How about a day of knitting and crochet, reading while rocking in the rocking chair, learning to use a walker, etc.?) How about volunteering? (A better idea!) If you would like to do a real mitzvah and give back to the community, why not volunteer with the Jewish Pavilion? From one-on-one visits, regular programs, holidays or office work, you can make a difference in an area close to home at your convenience. For more information, phone the office at 407-678- 9363. Shout-Out After my grief support meeting, friends and I went to Outback Restaurant,Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, to relax and enjoy. Our waiter was simply a doll! His name is ELIJAH DRIGGERS. Not only is he good at his job, he is super-good looking! (I'm not too old to admire! Look don't touch is my motto or nevermind.) One for the Road Christine and Daniel fall in love and decide to get married--but only on Elijah Driggers condition that Christine becomes Jewish. So she goes to see Rabbi Levy for some advice. Rabbi Levy tells her, "You will have to learn how to keep a kosher home, light shabbes candles, keep two sets of crock- ery and a few other simple things." "That sounds easy to me, rabbi," says Christine, "I can easily do that." Then Rabbi Levy says, "The last thing is, you must go to a mikva." "A mikva?" says Christine, "what's that?" "It's a pool of water," answers Rabbi Levy, "and you must immerse yourself completely for a few seconds." "I'm sorry, rabbi, but I have a phobia about putting my head underwater. I'll go into the water up to my chin but I won't put my head under the water. Will that be OK?" "I suppose it will do," replies Rabbi Levy, "you'll be mostly Jewish but you will still have a 'Goyisha kop'." E 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 Publix Supermarkets All Winn Dixie Supermarkets VOLUSIA COUNTY Federation of Volusia/Flagler, 470 Andalusia Ave Ormond Beach Most Publix Supermarkets AllWinn Dixie Supermar- kets Barnes & Noble, 1900 W. International Speedway Blvd Daytona Beach Perrys Ocean Edge Resort, 2209 South Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach Debary City Hall Debary Library Vienna Coffee House, 275 Charles Richard Beall Bl Starbucks, 2575 Enterprise Rd Orange City City Hall Orange City Library Dunkin Donuts, 1296 S Woodland Stetson University Carlton Union Deland Chamber of Commerce Sterling House, 1210 Stone St Temple Israel, 1001 E New York Ave Beth Shalom, 1310 Maximilian St Deltona City Hall Deltona Library Temple Shalom, 1785 Elkam Dr. Temple Israel, 1001 E New York Ave, Deland College Arms Apt, 101 Amelia Ave, Deland Boston Gourmet Coffee House, 109 E. New York Ave, Deland Stetson University Carlton Union, 421 N Woodland Ave, Deland Family Bookstore, 1301 N Woodland Ave, Deland Deland Chamber of Commerce, 336 Woodland Ave, Deland Deland City Hall, 120 S FloridaAve, Deland Beth Shalom, 206 S. Sprng Garden Ave, Deland Orange City Library, 148 Albertus Way, Orange City Boston Gourmet Coffee House, 1105 Saxon Blvd, Deltona Deltona Library, 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona Temple Shalom, 1785 Elkam Dr Deltona Deltona Community Center, 980 Lakeshore Dr, Deltona Debary City Hall, 16 Colomba Rd, Debary Debary Library, 200 Florence K. Little, Debary OSCEOLA COUNTY Cindy M. Rothfield, EA 822 W. Bryan St Kissimmee Most Publix Supermarkets Verandah Place Realty, 504 Celebration Ave Celebration All Winn Dixie Supermarkets St. Cloud City Hall, 1300 9th St, St. Cloud St. Cloud Library, 810 13th St, St. Cloud Southern Oaks, 3865 Old Canoe Creek Rd, St. Cloud Plantation Bay, 4641 Old Canoe Creek Rd, St. Cloud Osceola Chamber of Commerce, 1425 Hwy 192, St. Cloud Valencia College, 1800 Denn John Ln, Kissimmee Kissimmee City Hall, 101 Church St, Kissimmee Kissimmee Library, 211 E. Dakin, Kissimmee Robinson's Coffee Shop, 114 Broadway, Kissimmee * Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Sq, Kissimmee Barnies, 3236 John Young Pwy, Kissimmee Reily's Gourmet Coffee, 3831 Vine St, Kissimmee Shalom Aleichem, 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd, Kissimmee Books-A-Million, 2605 W. 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For information, contact Babysittingwillbeavailable Robby Etzkin,407-645-5933 6:45-8 p.m. Please email reg- Supply fee $10/person or $25 to re- for a family of 3 or more. serve your spot. Must register Israel Independence Day by Friday, May 3. Festival Israeli Cooking with Idit Thursday, May 9, 2019 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 7p.m.-9p.m. The Roth Family JCC Family invites the community to join together once again to celebrate Israel's birthday with Israeli food, Israeli dancing, community choir performances, live entertain- ment, kids' activities, and photo ops. Contact Robby Etzkin at 407-621-4031. This event is free. 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