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FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 30, 2004 PAGE 11 last meeting this year Rishona-Chaverot of Hadassah will be May 4 at the of Liberal Ju- meeting will be- :30 a.m. lation of new officers take nominating com- ',e, chaired by Judy With Barbara Becker, Judy Hersch, Bunny Rosen, 1 and Janice 'xvingwith Pollak, following slate Was elected unani- .at the April meeting. for 2004-2005 will be Co-Presidents Barbara Becker and Rita Weissmann; Co-Vice Presidents of Educa- tion Gloria Newberger and Elayne Wershil; Co-Vice Presidents of Membership Leah Levinsky and Paula Rubin; Co-Vice Presidents of Program Ruth Goldhar, Marge Pariser and Irene Lober; Recording Secretary Joanne Weiss; Corresponding Secretary Joyce Demers; Records Administrator Judy Pollak; Treasurer Susan Livingstone. Janie Unger, a past chapter president, will be the install- ing officer. Rishona-Chaverot Group has nine Ima Groups, with each member of these groups making a monthly contribu- tion to Youth Aliyah. Every year, one name from each of the nine groups is drawn and a special certificate is pre- sented to her at the closing meeting. This year the win- ning members are: Group 1- Paulette Geller; Group 2- Carol Wolfson; Group 3-Su- san Livingstone; Group 4-Lois Garwood; Group 5-Adrienne Korr; Group 6-Freda Ackerman; Group 7-Ellie Tross; Group 8-Mildred Potasch; Group 9-Claudia Glick. Reservations for the meet- en's ue for Conservative 1sin in Jacksonville from Conservative all of Florida at the Jacksonville May 2-4, for tnual Florida Branch Del- every Sisterhood will have the members ',r synagogues to net- who share and commit- Conservative Juda- Jewish ,worldaffairs, planned a con- ference that will include work- shops, Gift of Life and Israeli programs, Hebrew, Torah study, handicrafts and more. Sisterhood presidents will have the opportunity to meet with other presidents and all attendees will be able to work with Women's League Inter- national consultant Cookie Matez from New Jersey. Also in attendance will be rabbini- cal student Daniella Kolodny, who is in her fifth year at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She currently serves as a Jew- ish chaplain candidate for the U.S. Navy and is-a rabbinic intern at Congregation Beth Tikvah in New Milford, N.J. Women's League for Con- servative Judaism, the largest organization of synagogue women with more than 150,000 members in the United States, Canada and Is- rael, is dedicated to the per- petuation of traditional Juda- ism. It is associated with the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in California. For more information, call Shirley Bielski at 904-733- 7340, or Marilyn Garber at 904- 733-4456. ALBERT j. BERG pert J. Berg of Sunday, was 67 years was born in De- He moved to m 1976. a member of Con- Ohev Shalom, Or- received his de- medicine icago College of in 1960. a doctorate He was a board in hyp- psy- was a licensed erapist and an in- therapy and He was a li- aid specialist. award in 1973 3n in the He was a Florida Osteo- Association, a American In- of Expo Centre Downtmvn Orlando Thursday, May 6 7:00 to 9:1)0 p.m. General Admission - $125 VIP Reception for Sponsors 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Sponsorships Still Available Tickets and Infl)rmation 407-645-5933 x240 a member of of Ameri- Osteopathic mem- rnational Hear- He was also a Rolls Royce by his wife, his ue Berg of sons, Gary ang) Berg of Eric Berg of ; and Jeffery of Win- Rene Sue -rry, Fla.; step- sons, Carl (Sandra) Free of Winter Springs, Fla.; and Chuck (Bethany) Simmons of Thomason, Ga.; brother, David (Micki) Berg of Huntington Woods, Mich.; sisters, Falene (Sheldon) Freedman of W. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Sharon (Shelly) Sonheim of Palos Heights, Ill.; and Joyce Slaim of Huntington Woods, Mich.; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society (Melanoma Research), 1601 W. Colonial Dr Orlando. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. JEANETTE BACH HARRIS Jeanette Bach Harris of At- lanta, Ga. died on Tuesday, April 13, 2004. Mrs. Harris was a member of The Temple in Atlanta for more than sixty years. She played the piano and composed original songs for the pleasure of her family. She worked for the government of the State of Georgia for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Maurice) Shams of Maitland, Fla.; and Peggy (Arthur) Feldman of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sid and Christie Shams; Randy Shams; Brian and Mindy Shams; Lainie Shams; Amy and Sandy Barocas; Sandy and Ansley Feldman; and great- grandchildren, Bailey, Reese, Ivey, Harrison, Brooke and Logan. Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her husband, Lew. A graveside service was held in Atlanta on April 15 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, with Rabbi Jim EgolfofThe Temple officiating. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Harris may be made to: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street N.E Atlanta, GA 30309 or to the charity of the donor's choice. SIDNEY KATZ Sidney Katz of Longwood, Fla. died on Friday, April 16, 2004. He was 85 years old. Mr. Katz was born in New York, N.Y. He lived in Pem- broke Pines, Fla. from 1992 to 2003. He moved to Central Florida in 2003. He was a mem- ber of the Congregation of Lib- eral Judaism. He was the owner and operator of a business, and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Katz of Longwood; sons, William "Bill" (Adrien) Katz of Orlando; and David (EIly) Katz of East Meadow, Long Island; four grandchil- dren; and one great-grandchild. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. REBECCA ROSENBLOOM Rebecca Rosenbloom of Belleview, Fla. died on Sun- day, April 18, 2004. She was 58 years old. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved to Central Florida in 1999. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, David Rosenbloom of Belleview, Fla.; daughter Shaft Tanner of St. Augustine, Fla.; and one grandchild. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. ing can be made with May Lederman, 407-260-0862, or Bunny Rosen, 407-331-8367. Lunch is $7.50 with reserva- tions or $8.50 at the door. During the past year the following women have joined the rank of Life Members of Hadassah: Elaine Sirlin, Thelma Slaiman Alexander, Gloria Newberger, Zelda King, Lucille Ackerman, Sandra Solomon, Lili Plaez. In addition, Rishona- Chaverot members made four other people (children and grandchiildren) Life Members in other chapters and groups. Robin Goldstein, Jackie Greenblatt, Gitty Adler and Rita Coenson have transferred their Life Memberships from out of town into the Rishona- Chaverot Group. m new The South Campus Build- ing Drive, a grass-roots effort to build a Jewish Community Center campus in the Dr. Phillips area, has raised more than $250,000 in new pledges in the last two months. A total of $3.45 million has been promised; about $860,000 is needed for first-phase con- struction to begin. Many organizations, indi- viduals and families have signed on to contribute to the center's construction since a February fundraiser drew approximately 400 residents from Bay Hill, Dr. Phillips, Celebration, Windermere, Williamsburg and other Southwest neighbor- hoods. "We have great momen- tum," says Valerie Denner, co- chair of the Building Drive. "We've received new pledges from $500 to $50,000. What's wonderful is that so many people are reaching within to make gifts that are meaningful to them based on their capacity to give." The Jewish Community Center South campus, to be located on South Apopka- Vineland Road, will include a preschool, a social center, a health club and several addi- tional amenities, as well as of- rices for the Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services. Membership will be open to everyone. For more information, con- tact the South Campus Building Drive at 407-299-1998, or visit www.buildsou~campus.org. Full Call Jeff at 407-834-8787 The JCC of Greater Orlando Presents Community Celebration of Sports and Leadership 2004 Honorees Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Sy, Mark & Caryn Israel Special Keynote Speaker Bill Walton NBA Hall of Famer Special Thanks to Our Sponsors WENIK)VER Un!veml ~~ TII'FANY & Co. Morgan , ~/:~Epoch Properties, Inc. 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