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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 20, 2003 By Michael Gamson resource for Hebrew online Ifyouareinterestedinusing online? Where can I find an the Internet as a resource for online Hebrew Bible? Howcan learningHebrew, ZigzagWorld I see Hebrew web pages, and might be a great place to start, where can I find Hebrew fonts? Pounded in 1996 by Ted and These questions are listed as klarsha Hopp, Zigzag World hyperlinks on the left hand Provides many resources for side of the "City Wail" page. theonlineHebrewlearner.The Clicking on any of the ques- naain site is divided into two tions brings up a new page sections, both of which have with a great deal of helpful lots of practical information. Internet resources. The first section is called So where can you find the ,Wall." This section is Hebrew Alef Bet online? Well, Zigzag World suggests visiting ~ked questions about learn- sites like where tug and using Hebrew on the users can find sound files to Internet. These include ques- accompany pictures ofeach let- tions such as: Where can I find ter. Other suggestions include: the Hebrew Alef Bet online?, where Where can I learn Hebrew users can find numericai values By Elana Kahn-Oren nity, entitled "Pursuing Wisconsin Jewish Truth, Justice and Righ- Chronicle teousness: A Call to Action," July 20-22 in Baltimore. MILWAUKEE, Wis.-- It will feature some 44 Jews have a reputa- workshops and 95 speakers, g about every- including Yael Dayan, ling, there's one subject formerIsraeliKnessetmem- near si- bet; Rabbi Eliyahu Ben lence - domestic abuse. Dahan, director of the Rab- Domestic abuse is not a binicalCourtofIsrael;Rivka SPecifically Jewish problem, Haut, agunah activist; and it has a particular RabbiCindy Enger, director ewish face, explained ofthe Jewish Program, Cen- [equon-resident Millieter for the Prevention of ,nationalpresident Sexual and Domestic Vic- tor Jewish Women Interns- lence, an educational re- tional since August 2001. source headquartered in Se- Studies indicate that do- attic. (Former Milwaukeean abuse occurs in the and domestic abuse expert community at the Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, rate as in the generalM.D was invited to partici- "but there are pate in the conference, ac- in Jewish victims cording to Sernovitz, but victims, whether was unable to attend.) socio-economic or Conference organizers an- dtural," shein a tele- ticipate some 300 attendees week. from around the world, in- Jewish women tend to stay eluding domestic violence abusive relationships professionals, socialworkers, Onger than non-Jewish activists, clergy and survi- their abuse is of- vors - anyone, Jewish or not, ical, verbaland who deals with Jewish vic- she explained to tims. storythat Milwaukee's Jewish Fam- last Oct. 11. Also, per- ily Services will be sending principle at least one therapist to the yit (peace in the event. domestic abuse is of- The conference, partially hidden, she said. funded by a three-year, . As part of its continual mis- $450,000 grant from the U.S. ~n to combat domestic Department of Health and and violence, JWI willHuman Services, is one of the First International two major projects planned ~nference on Domestic for the grant's middle year. ;wish Commu- The other, a national needs :aust The Conference on Jewish from the German Foundation Claims Against Ger- "Remembrance, Responsibil- announced today that ityandthe Future"represent- distributing $15 million ing German insurance com- 2003 to benefit elderly, panies, forthebenefitofneedy Jewish Holocaust sur-Holocaust survivors. ICHEIC in 31 countries. The has asked the Claims Confer- are from the Interna-ence to implement initial dis- Commission on Holo- tribution of the funds. Insurance Claims Of the $15 million distrib- andwilibedistrib- uted this year by the Claims to social service agen- Conference, $2.4 million will that )rovide essential be used in the U.S including to Jewish vic- $1.1 million in New York. of Nazism. Israeli survivors will re- ;15 million is the first ceive $6.03 million in assis- ~hat will be 10 annual dis- tance in 2003. from $132 rnil- MuchoftheICHEICmoney in humanitarian fundswill be used primarily to pro- ICHEIC last year vide homecare, an increas- for Hebrew letters as well as vowel explanations, displays the special characters for writing the sefer Torah, and Judaism 101.corn, with assorted facts about the Hebrew lan- guage. I visited Zigzag's"City Wall" site in order to find out about online translators. Zigzag World pointed me to a great web page called morfix. At this site, users are able to type a word in English and the see the Hebrew translation writ- ten in Hebrew font. Another Zigzag World suggestion was the "My Hebrew Dictionary Site" where many common words and phrases are broken up into groups and listed in alphabetical order. If you have ever visited a website based in Israel, you may have found it frustrating to view the page if you did not have the proper fonts installed on your computer. The "City Wail" portion of Zigzag World has a link to many resources to get your computer loaded up with all of the needed He- brew fonts. After getting your com- puter and yourself up to speed on Hebrew resources, take a break from the learning and have a little fun with the lan- guage. The other part of Zigzag's site is called"Hebrew for Me." It is loaded, with games and instructional java applets. Many of these activi- ties are designed to corre- spond with specific holidays and religious observance. Others teach more conversa- tional and secular Hebrew words. All of them contain bright graphics and are a nice diversion from the grind of a traditional Hebrew book. Online activities will never replace the warmth and sense of community created by our Hebrew schools. However, it is good to know there are some exciting resources being de- veloped online to enhance stu- dents' Hebrew skills. It is also nice to have a site like where so many of these resources are grouped and listed in an easy to use format. You can find it all at assessment, is slated to be- gin the confer- ence with focus groups. The assessment aims "to collect reliable information to de- fine the problem, its dimen- sions, the critical issues and research and practical pri- orities," according to JWI's website, www.jewish Programming will also in- clude special programs for clergy, a Survivor Speak-out and a suite where survivors can gather. Also planned is a Clothesline Project, a public education tool in which sur- vivors tell their stories through pictures and words drawn on t-shirts. On the fi- nal day, the shirts will be hung for all to see. The goal of the conference lies in its title - "A Call to Action." Organizers hope it will signal the beginning of a global Jewish voice on the issue of domestic abuse that will shape a movement. "The call to action is the piece we leave the confer- ence with," said Sernovitz. "It's how we in the Jewish and secular communities go forward and help people un- derstand that Jewish victims aren't necessarily the same as other victims." Conference participants will help produce an Agenda for Action, which will be the movement's foundation, and have the opportunity to en- dorse it. The conference is co-spon- sored by the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Bal- timore and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. "Supporting Partners," in- dividuals and organizations that support the conference at varying financial levels, in- clude Sernovitz and the Jew- ish Women's Endowment Fund of the Women's Divi- sion, Milwaukee Jewish Fed- eration. Combating domestic abuse is not new to Sernovitz, who has been a member of JWI since 1973 and has held varied roles locally, region- ally and internationally. In 1997, she helped found CHAI- The Jewish Coalition on Fam- ily Violence here. CHAI, an acronym for counseling, Helpline, advocacy and in- formation, offers a 24-hour telephone Helpline at 414- 303-9399. Sernovitz was co-director of Volunteer Services at JFS, is on the board of the Women's Division of the fed- eration and serves as a com- missioner on the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. For Sernovitz, her work on domestic abuse boils down to helping people. "It's about getting the word out so that communities can help Jew- ish victims," she said. For more information about the conference, call JWI at 800-343-2823. $132 ingly pressing need among Holocaust survivors. Many Nazi victims are without the resources to provide for such care. Nursing homes, a tradi- tional option for many eld- erly, are often not a desirable option for Holocaust survi- vors, for whom life in an in- stitution with rules and regu- lations may be particularly traumatic. Homecare includes a range of services that enable elderly to remain living in their own homes, from housekeeping and help with daily tasks of living to skilled nursing and home modifications for dis- abled residents. Auxiliary set- vices include food packages and hot meals as well as assis- tance with medical equip- ment and purchasing medi- cation. For Jewish Nazi victims whose family may have moved away, orwho live in countries with little or no government provision of services, such care can enable these elderly to remain independent in their homes and adds a mea- sure of dignity to their lives. Individuals may file claims with ICHEIC for compensa- tion for unpaid insurance policies until Sept. 30. For more information, see PAGE 7 Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (Rec), Navigator School, 607 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, 407-596-5397, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays each month. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chahad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644-2500; Services: Sunday, 8 a.m Mon-Fri, 7 a.m Fri 6:30 p.m Sat. 9:30 a.m. Family Service 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 1033 Semoran Blvd Suite 151, Casselberry, 407-830-721 I; Shabbat service, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862- 3505; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: I0 a.m Junior Cong 10:45 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave West Melbourne, 321- 779-0740; Services, 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407- 855-0772; Services once a month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-315-0770 Congregation B'nal Torah (C), 445 S. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad (O), 1301 S. Patrick Dr. #62, Satellite Beach, 321-777- 2770. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Liberal Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr Orlando, 407-645- 0444; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; except 1st Friday, Family services begin 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Match Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321- 768-6722. Congregation Obey Shalom (C), 5015 Goddard Ave Orlando, 407-298- 4650; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong 10:15 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation Shalom, Williamsburg (R), P.O. Box 691081, Orlando, 32869: Friday night services once a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando. 407-238-7943. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland 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 0313, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386445-3006; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 407-647-3055; Shabbat service; 6:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave Daytona Beach, 904-252-3097; Shabbat service, g p.m.'; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel (C), I001 E. New York Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 EIkcam Blvd Dcltona, 904-789- 2202; Shabbat service, 10 a.m. Saturday. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R); Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. 1st Friday of the month at Camllon Elementary School, 320 Lockwood Blvd Oviedo. Friday night service held at 7:30 p.m. 3rd Friday of the month in the Commu- nity Room at The Tremont Apartment Residences, 7015 Red Bug Lake Rd Oviedo. Call 407-977-5172 for information. (Check with individual synagogues for the dates and times of services if not listed) (R) Reform (C) Conservative (0) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist Grave Markers Bronze 1 Granite Photos Urns FREE IN HOME APPOINTMENTS CAGUAS MEMORIALS I I I I I I I I I I I I I I . Full In House Servicing Professional and Friendly Personal Service | ' 'I I I