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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 24, 2009 PAGE 7A By Joan Okun Special to the Heritage Gloria Newberger's nick- name--"Glo"--suits her per- fectly. She's lived in Orlando for six years, and she glows with warmth and energy as she reflects upon her life. Question: Tell us your fam- ily history. Gloria Newberger: My great-grandfather, Max Miller, immigrated from Elbing, Ger- many to Pittsburgh in 1875. He settled in East Liverpool, Ohio, once a thriving pottery and steel manufacturing center about 30 miles from Pittsburgh, where the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Vir- ginia borders meet. He opened a department store there. His daughter, Fannie, was my grandmother, and Fannie's daughter, Dorothy, was my mother. I'm the third genera- ti n to be college-educated in the United States. What was it like being Jew- ish in a small town? I lived in East Liverpool until I was twelve. As a child, I didn't know any Orthodox or Conservative Jews. Everyone was Reform, and everyone knew each other. My grand- father co-founded the Reform temple, the only synagogue in town and the place where Jews from the surrounding area gathered. I have warm memories of lighting candles every Friday night and my father blessing me. After Shabbat dinner, t went to temple with my parents and grandparents and the other 60 Jewish families in town. My' eyes still fill with tears when I sing Ein Kelohenu. Some of my earliest memo- ries are walking with my grandfather every evening near my home overlooking the Ohio River. Together, we'd stop at a scenic overlook and watch boats go by. I've always been happiest near water, be it river, ocean, lake or pond. Though I was the only Jew- ish child in my class, I experi- enced no anti-Semitism until I was prohibited from joining the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution along with my friends and classmates. Though I wasn,t a daughter of the American Revolution, their stated reason for keeping me out was my religion. My childhood home was a lively center of town cultural activity. My mother ran a fo- OB --UAR Answers from Gloria Newberger rum in whicl she brought in political and musical guests. I have vivid memories of my mother wearing a long, black velvet dress and greeting Ed- ward R. Murrow, among many other guests over the years. I also fondly recall playing hide and seek among the dressing rooms and racks of clothing at my family's store. But most of my childhood memories involve books and reading. I loved to walk to the library and immerse myself in books. My mother said the house could be burning down, and I'd keep on reading. One winter while recovering from scarlet fever, my mother caught me reading "Gone With the Wind" in the early hours of the morning. She generously let me stay up and finish the book, and even let me sleep late and miss school the next morning. Did the Great Depression change things for your family? Yes. During the Great De- pression, we were forced to close the family store. We moved to Philadelphia, where my father joined his family's jewelrybusiness. Big city living was a huge change for me, but I learned to navigate the city and even rode the subway to school. I also learned how a smile and a friendly hello attracted friends and made me feel comfortable as well. I attended Philadelphia High School for Girls, a chal- lenging school that required a competitive entry exam, and became class president. We lived across the street from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I spent lots of time there, and began my life-long love affair with art. Tell us about your adult- hood. I attended Syracuse Univer- 04/17/2009 sity and earned my degree in liberal arts. While at college, I had a leadership position in my sorority, and was "Chief Justice of the Student Court." During graduate school, I met and married Edward Newberger, an assistant New Yorkdistrictattorneywho later became a federal judge. We so grateful to God for my country, my family, and my community. What do you like to do? I adore being with my chil- dren and five grandchildren. I'm so grateful to my daughter and her family for making my life here so beautiful. I'man avid reader. Lifelong lived brieflyin New York City learning is a passion. I regu- and in Evanston, but mainly larly attend rabbis' classes, in Philadelphia, and raised concerts, theater lectures, our children, Mark, Craig, and and my book group. I work Nancy (Ludin). I was always out and walk around the active in my temple sister- Crane's Roost Lake daily. And hood, and was president of the I love spending timewith dear PTA at my childrens' schools, friends in the community. I was also president of Camp How and why do you sup- Council, a summer camp for port community organiza- impoverished Jewish girls, tions? and was vice president of two I'm a strong believer in tik- communityyouth centers. For kun olam, doing what we can 20 years, I worked as a travel to further God's purpose to consultant, and my husband make theworld abetter place. andIenjoyedmanywonderful I've always been involved in trips.We lived near my parents community service. In Orlan- and my mother-in-law and do, I've been a Hadassah vice spent many lovely holidays president of membership and together, a vice president of education. What brought you to Or- I'm corresponding secretary lando? of the Friends of the Jewish My husband died, and Pavilion. I visit residents at Philadelphia's cold winters Regent Park weekly. I .get were growing more difficult, much more than I give every Nancy and her family moved time I go there. I've enjoyed toOrlando, and I wanted to be :omments such as "Here near them.My many Philadel- comes my angel." phia friends warned me that How can we make our Jew- I'd be lonely in Orlando, but ish community better? the telephone started ringing Orlando has an outstand- with invitations as soon as I ingJewish community. I give arrived. One person told me so much credit to Jewish Fed- she really enjoyed the e-mail eration, the Holocaust Center, from my daughter inviting and Jewish Family Services. her (and others) to call me. I The Jewish Pavilion also does askedNancy,"Why didn't you phenomenal work. Our JCC just announce my coming in is thriving. We have all of the the New York Times?" She institutions in place, andthey responded that she would need our help. It's essential have, but New York was the that we support them during wrong geographic area. our lifetimes and remember I love living in Orlando. them in our wills. Both the weather and the Joan S. Okun is an Orlan- people are sunny. This time do-areabusinexsandemploy- in my life is pure joy. I feel ment attorney and writer. BERNICE GREENEWALT GERALDINE KAPROW Bernice Greenewalt of Jack- Geraldine KaprowofScran- sonville, Fla. died On April 10, ton, Pa., died April 10, 2009 in 2009. She was 95 years old. the Jewish Home of North- Mrs. Greenewalt was born eastern Pennsylvania. She July 12, 1913, ~ Louis and was 100 years old. Rose Avchin in New York, Born in Russia, she was the N.Y., and was a president and daughter of the late Don and" lifetimememberofHadassah. Bertha Friedman. Shapiro. She lived in Orlando from Before retiring, Mrs. Kaprow 1968- 2001, andwas a member was employed at Yeshiva Uni- of Congregation of Reform versity. She was a member of Judaism there, She was also Machzikeh Hadas Congrega- a member of Congregation tion and Mizrachi. Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) Mrs. Kaprow is survived by in Jacksonville. a son, Rabbi Maurice Kaprow, Mrs. Greenewalt was pre- WinterSprings, Fla.;adaughter, ceded in death by her son, Simmy Kaprow, Los Angeles, Mark Armel; brothers, Sin- Calif.; two sisters, Rose Brody clair Avchin, and Maynard andSylviaGanz, bothofScran- Avchin; and sisters, Lil- ton, Pa.;twograndchiidren, Dr. lian Gruenberg, and Gillis MarcKaprow, FortLauderdale, Arab. She is survived by her Fla.,andPhilipKaprow, Winter husband of 49 years, Her- Springs, Fla.; and four great- man Greenewalt; daughter, grandchildren. She was pre- KarenArmel; son, BobArmel; ceded in death by her husband, grandchildren, Rachel (Rob) Rabbi Gedaliah Kaprow and Gebaide of Maitland, Fla., a brother, Abraham Shapiro.' Michael "Moshe" (Menu-Burial was in the" Dalton Jew- chah) Armel of Israel; eight ish Cemetery, near Scranton. great-grandchildren; and Donations in memory of Mrs. sister, Estel|e (Hal) Altman. Kaprow may be made to the Graveside services were held Weinstein Educational Trust, Sunday, April 12, at Ever- Congregation Beth Ahm, 56 green Cemetery. Memorial Grove Ave., Verona, NJ 07044 contributions may be made or the Kummer Educational to Hadassah, 1180 Spring Fund, National Association of Centre S. Blvd., Suite 304, JewishChaplains,901Routel0, Altamonte Springs, FL32714. Whippany, NJ 07981. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory C~elebration Jewish Congregation (R), Service~ and Holiday schedules shown at www.JewishCelebration.~rg; 407-566-9792. Chahad of South Orlando (O), 7504 UniversalBlvd., Orlando, 407-354- 3660; Shabbat Services Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday 8 am. 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.; Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 ann.; Family service 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chalm (R), 426 Lakcport Cove, Casselberry, 407- 830-7.211;; services: Friday, 8 p.m.; family service 1st Friday of the month, 7:30 pan.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10 ann. at Summerville Assisted Living Facility. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407- 862-3505; Shabbat service, 8:00 p.m. (7 pan. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Services, 8 pan. 1st & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 am. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth gmeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, ()rlando, 407-855-0772; Services once a month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352- 326-3692;; schedule of services onwebsite. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310Maximillian St.,Deltona;386-804-8283;; services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 aan. CongregationB'nalTorah (C),403 N.NovaRd.,OrmondBeach, 32174, 386-672-1174; Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chsbad Lubaviteh of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m.,SaL 10 ann., Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., orlando, 407- 645 -0444; Shabbat service, 7 p.m. I 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), 5015 Goddai:dAve., orlando, 407-298- 4650; Shabbat service, 7:30p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong., 10:00aan. Co ngregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935 -0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m., 1 st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd, Orlando, 407-928-8972; Services: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday Minha 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C), Jenkins Auditorium, West Montrose and 7th St., Clermont: Services on second and last Friday of the month at 8 p.m. 352-243-5353. New Jewish Congregation (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352- 748-1800; Shabbat Services every Friday of the Month: 7:30 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-V'meland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, 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 03 t233,grmterHaven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386-445- 3006; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254- 6333; Shabbat Services 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-6 24-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Wmter Springs, 407-647-3055; vavw.; services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 LakeAndrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. PeninsulaAve., 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.; Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386- 789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: I0 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R); Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Most Fridays at Carillon Elementary School, 3200 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. Call 407-366-3556 for information. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist