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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 15, 2012 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 Anti-Semites in Europe?... How about here in the States? (Whoah0 How about right here in Florida? The following comes di- rectly from the World Jewish Congress Foundation Digest (with additions by me). Read it and see what you think: "MENACHEM Z. ROSEN- SAFT calls the Holocaust Documentation and Educa- tion Center of Hollywood, Fla. (DECH) 'one of the most important institutions of its kind in the nation,' but he says that a 'political hack' is doing everything in his power to scuttle it. (He's referring to Mayor Peter Bober Hollywood, Florida Mayor, PETER BOBER.) Rosensaft, vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, says that Mayor Bober 'seems intent on harming if not destroying DECH.' Since taking office in 2008, Bober is said to be trying to sabotage the work of the prior administration under former Mayor MARA GUILANTI. The previous administration worked out a deal leasing city property to the Center for assuming its outstanding loan and bringing the facility up to code. Now, says Rosensaft, Mayor Bober is throwing monkey wrenches into the works by caus- ing the center to 'upgrade to code' at a cost of millions over its budget. DECH got its start in 1980 and is regarded as a Jewish and municipal gem in its importance to education, scholars, and organizations worldwide studying the Shoah. And while we're angry and worked up... (The actions of Hollywood's Mayor has that affect on me), here's a "Call to Action" we can take about a most hateful regime, Iran! Intensifying the economic impact of sanctions against Iran IS yielding results. We must create a tsunami of worldwide pressure against the Iranian regime to prevent it from gaining a nuclear weapon. (Once they develop it, you can be sure they will use it... and probably against Israel and then us!) Please speak out in support of sparking evermore serious and crippling sanctions against Iran, driving its economy to the verge of collapse in order to quash its nuclear ambitions. How can we do that, you ask? Write to the editors of local newspapers, The Orlando Sentinel, and others. (No need to write to us. We are in the KNOW!) What should I write, you want to know? Here's an example: Dear Editor: Many people in the West do not take the genocidal state- ments of Iranian Supreme leader All Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seriously and suggest that sanctions against Iran aren't working even though they are. Iran is preparing for nothing less than mass murder as it pursues nuclear weaponry: first for the Jews of Israel, then for Western Europe, then for the United States. Iran's insidious hatred for Israel, for Jews, for the U.S. and our Western way of life is a danger for us all. We must not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. Sincerely. (Of course add your name, city and state.., and please do it ASAP. Thanks.) I am impressed... I refer to the talents of ED- DIE VAZZ, a wonderful guy who is very special to me. Eddie specializes in a smooth jazz style of music but also sings Latin style, Bossa Nova (my favorite) and blues. Eddie sings in English, Spanish and also in Portu- guese. (I'll have to teach him Yiddish... but first I have to learn it!) Actually, I can sing in Yiddish and also in Portuguese, but phonetically. I also sing in English with a Brooklyn accent.) Eddie has performedin New Eddie Vazz York City, and most recently, right here in Central Florida, including the new club called Jazz Tastings in Maitland and CIRCA Restaurant on Park Av- enue in Winter Park. He's performed at GIO's Italian Caf~ in Sanford, BRASA's Brazilian Steakhouse in Cocoa and at many local Country Clubs and the University Club in Winter Park. He's also performed at corporate functions. (Eddie is even on one of my CDs singingwith me! You might get to meet him if we perform a show together for a Jewish organization in the near future.) Mazel Tov department... DAVE BECKER was selected as the 2011-12 "Teacher of the Year" at Windermere Preparatory School. Dave, a 1989 graduate of the University of Central Florida, teaches international baccalaureate mathematics higher levei and standard level and is the mathematics department chair. Also a University of Central Florida graduate, (2003), JA- SON SCHWARTZ received distinguished service honors in the Durrance Award for most outstanding chapter advisor fraternity wide for the Omega Phi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at UCF. Another member of our community... My friend, MIMI P. SAUNDERS is at it again.., back in the political swing. (Politics? What's that?) Mimiwill be staffing current candidate and former Congress- man ALAN GRAYSON to a meeting with The American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) Florida Director, LAUREN MORRIS SCHULMAN, on June 12. I'm sure many important topics will be discussed. With Alan Grayson being Jewish (Mimi also) and always be- ing concerned about Israel's ongoing plight, we couldn't ask for a better congressman in this upcoming election. I'll await pictures and an update from Mimi after this much anticipated and important meeting and I'll pass them along to you. Oy! Such an image... I worked for DONALD TRUMP (The Donald) in 1989 and again in 1990 when I sang with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra at the beautiful Taj Mahal Hotel in Atlantic City. Donald owned that hotel at the time and, although he was thought of as a scoundrel for cheating on his then wife, IVANA, he was never- the-less respected as a power-house, a very important person. Not any more] With his "birther" identification these days he has become a cartoon. Sorry Donald! What fabulous treatment... Every so often I like to write about good people who really do their jobs well.., especially when I'm on the receiving end of their talents. One such person is a "Bag Boy" at Publix Market, Aloma Avenue, Winter Park. I've never (ever) encountered a young man who showed me more respect and genuine caring, did his job well, escorted me to my vehicle, refused a tip.., and on and on. I'm talking about teenager, TAYLOR McGUIRE. How lucky his employers are to have such a good employee. Because of Taylor I will never shop in another store.., not even another Publix. (Somebody raised him right!) One for the road... Sadie takes her 16-year-old daughter to see Doctor Myers. The doctor says, "OK, what's the problem?" Sadie says, "It's my daughter, Sarah. She keeps getting these cravings, she's putting on weight, and is sick most mornings." The doctor gives Sarah a good examination, then turns to Sadie and says, "Well, I don't know how to tell you this, butyour Sarah is pregnant - about four months would be my guess." Sadie says, "Pregnant? She can't be, she has never ever been left alone with a man! Have you, Sarah?" "No mother. I've never even kissed a man." Doctor Myers walked over to the window and just stared out of it. Five minutes pass and finally Sadie says, "Is there something wrong out there doctor?" Doctor Myers replies, "No, not really, it's just that the last time I've heard of anything like this happening, a star appeared in the east and three wise men came over the hill. I certainly don't want to miss it." g Call Jeff at 407-834-8787 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 • 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., Cas- selberry • Kosher Kats, 744 W. S.R. 434, Longwood • Central Florida Hillel, 4250 Alafaya Trail, Ste. 212-363, Oviedo Most Publix Supermarkets • All W'mn Dixie Supermarkets VOLUSIA COUNTY Federation of Volusia/Flagler, 470 Andalusia Ave., Or- mond Beach • Most Publix Supermarkets • All W'mm Dixie Supermarkets • Barnes & Noble, 1900 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach Perrys Ocean Edge Resort, 2209 South Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach OSCEOLA/COUNTY Cindy M. Rothfield, P.A., 822 W. Bryan St., Kissimmee • Most Publix Supermarkets • Verandah Place Realty, 504 Celebration Ave., Celebration • All W'mm Dixie Supermarkets Elderly Woman would like to share the expense of 24 hour a day caregivers, with another elderly person. Please call Jeff at 407-595-6062 for more information. 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