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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 20, 2014 At prayer vigils, Israelis gather in moment of unity over kidnapping By Ben Sales GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel (JTA)--On the rolling green fields of a suburban Tel Aviv park, hundreds gathered to pray for the imminent rescue of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers. Rabbis delivered speeches, singer Yonatan Razel per- formed two pieces based on liturgical invocations of God's mercy, and a prayer was recited for the safe return of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, who were kidnapped last week while hitchhiking from the West Bank settlement of Kfar Etzion. Nearby, the calm warmth of summer in Israel seemed to take the edge off the anxiety a little. Children played and babies cried. Adults snapped pictures on their smartphones. Such a beautiful day, such a terrible thing. Last week's kidnapping brought Israelis together as few things do in this divided nation. Thousands joined prayer vigils across the country, including a massive one at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. News--or lack thereof-- about the kidnapped teens is dominating life here, from news reports to conversa- tions among friends in cafes, prompting a rare thaw in the political and religious debates that typically overshadow Israeli discourse. Rabbis at the vigil in this Tel Aviv suburb mostly stayed away from politics, sticking to broad mantras of solidarity with the prisoners--two 16-year-olds and a 19-year-old--and faith in God. The only exceptionwas Rabbi David Stav, who called for the release of Jonathan Pollard, the American defense contractor convicted of spying for Israel in 1985. Pollard's case is controversial in the United States, but the call for his release is a near-consensus issue in Israel. "It's like we were all kid- napped," said Rabbi Eliezer Elbaz, the chief rabbi of Givat Shmuel. "This did not happen for nothing. This must awaken us to soul searching." Politicians steered clear of divisive statements, too. The boys belong to all of us, said government ministers from left and right. On Facebook or in speeches, they repeated safe declarations of zero toler- ance for terror and expressed sympathy for the families, even refusing to answer questions about what this means for de- teriorating Israeli-Palestinian relations. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with PalestinianAuthor- ity President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time in a year, insisting the Palestinian leader help find the abducted teens and their kidnappers. Coming from people who just days ago accused each other of bringing the country to ruin, the constant declara- tions of unity seem a little performative. And the solidar- ity evident across the country feels fragile, threatened to be forgotten amid the small inconveniences of daily life or swallowed up by the existential questions that serve as the backdrop to this tragedy. Radio reports from the Israeli military's chief of staff came sandwiched between the latest pop music hits. Even at the vigil, as Razel came onstage, hands holding smart- phones rose up from the crowd to record the performance. Israelis, of course, are ex- perts at this sort of juxtaposi- tion, famous for reboarding buses or casually sipping espresso in cafes that were recent scenes of terrorist carnage. Surely this national focus on the teens' plight too will pass and we'll all soon enough return to the ideologi- cal battles that are the norm here. Writing on Facebook, Yesh Atid lawmaker Meir Cohen all but promised as much. "There's no need for politics,'Cohen wrote. "There's no need to assign guilt. There'll be time for that later." OB .AR ES ROBERT ALLEN KANTER Robert Allen Kanter left his life on this earth on June 4, 2014. His loving family and special friends gathered for his peaceful transition at his home in Orlando. Mr. Kanter was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and moved to Orlando in 1983. He leaves behind his family and is survived by two brothers, Gerald and George and their wives Adrian and Katherine respectively, and his sister Mildred, along with his beloved nephews and nieces Wayne, Mark, Michael, Barbara Ann and JoAnn and their loving families. Mr. Kanter was a great friend to many, a wonderful and fun uncle and a fantastic brother. He will be greatly missed, forever carved in our hearts and whose memory will be sincerely cherished. A graveside funeral service was held at Palm Cemetery in Winter Park with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. A private celebration of life cer- emony is planned for friends and family. The family encourages donations in memory of Bob Kanter to the American Can- cer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123- 1718 or Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care of Central Florida, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares FL 32778. Arrange- ments entrustedto Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. LOIS LUBELL Lois Lubell of Orange City, passed away on June 11, 2014, at Savannah Court in Orange City. She was 92 years old. She was the third of four children, and was born in Irvington, New Jersey, on March 31, 1922, to the late Joseph and Rose Olenikow Rothman. Mrs. Lubell was the widow of the late Milton Lubell, who passed away in 1985. Mrs. Lubell is survived by her son, Howard (Fran) Lubell of DeLand; daughter, Ann (Brian) Terwilliger of Sanford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addi- tion to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Mathew and Irving Rothman; and sister, Blanche Chodash. The family requests con- Sudoku (see pal e 15 for solution SUDOKU Answers from 06/13/2014 tributions in memory of Lois Lubell to the UCF Foundation, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 250, Orlando 32826. Ar- rangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810,. MATTHEW B. RAWISZER Matthew Rawiszer of Or- lando, passed away on June 10, 2014, in Winter Park. He was 31years old. Mr. Rawiszer was born in New Rochelle, New York, on July 15,1982, to Randy Rawiszer and Rebecca Hill Bruder. He moved to Or- lando from New York in 1998, and was a graduate of Winter Park High School. He was a shift supervisor for a direct mail company. Mr. Rawiszer is survived by his father, Randy, of Sanford; his mother, Rebecca (Matt) Bruder of White Plains, New York; his brother, John (Chris- tie) of Orlando; and grand- mother, Zorina Rawiszer of Crossville, Tenn. He is also survived by his step-mother, Cantor Jacki Rawiszer (Mitch Menaker) of DeLand. A funeral service was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism with Beth Schafer of Temple Shir Shalom offi- ciating. The family requests memorial contributions to Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collection Drive, Chicago 60693 or Women at Risk International, PO Box 2513, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49501. 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Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, 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.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.rn.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth E1 (C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve.,WestMelbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R.200, Ocala,352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st 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), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond B each, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala, 352- 629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., W'mter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.rn.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., 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; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple L'Chayim (R), 4420 South Rd. 27, Ste. 4, Clermont, 352- 978-6357; temple.l.chayim@cfl.r Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongrega-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deitona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (0) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist