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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 26, 2013 PAGE 3A The big celebration is landoo Ohev Shalom moved tion figures it's an oppor- coming up in five years. In into what is its third home tune time foR. people to get 2018. Congregation Ohev two years ago. The new to know greater Orlando's Shalom will mark 100 years building, at 613 Concourse original Jewish institution. of service to the Jewish com- Parkway S. in Maitland. has So the synagogue is gearing munity of Central Florida. been bustling with activity up several events during the But 95 isn't tOO shabby, ever since, monthofAugOst, whichare either. There aren't any eventsopen to the community. Essentially founded in a being planned specifically At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. farmhouse by some of the for Ohev Shalom's 95th 2 Cantor Allan Robuck first Jews to come to Or- birthday, butthe congrega- and band will lead "Friday Night CHAI!~" a lively and a.m.and noon Sunday, Aug. house ofgeneral knowledge, family-friendlymusicalerev 11. for coffee and schmooz- useful information and Shsbbat service. This will ing. Many of the Ohev Sha- minutia against some of be precededby atraditional lom clergy, staff and Board the most "trivial" people erev Shabbat dinner at 6:15 of Trustees will be on hand in town! p.m. (advance reservations to answer questions or just For'more information on require~l call 407-298= enjoy a chat. any of these events or to 4650 for information). J~nthe funorwatchoth- make a reservation for the For those who prefer a ers compete in "A Night of Aug. 2 Shabbat dinner, call moreinformaLsetting, drop Trivia" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, the Ohev Shalom office at by Ohev Shalom between10 Aug. 18. Match your store- 407-298-4650. ~i~ " ..... ~i • , ..... : • While the Jewish Pavilion is something even more impor- known for bringing Judaism tant that we do says Nancy to the doorsteps Of our elders Ludin. executive director. in long-term care. there is Isolationandlonelinessabound Peter Burg in semor communities. The friendships that the Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers provide are priceless. Pictured is Pat Rubensteinwith Carol. a years. Also pictured is Barry residentatSavannahCourt.Pat Rubenstein with Kay, a resi- has been visiting and laughing dent of Savannah Court. Even with residents for more than 10 though Kay is not Jewish, she Peter Burg joins in on all the festivities sur- rounding Jewish holiday and Shabbatcelebrations. Kay says she adores the Jewish Pavilion. Each year the Holocaust Memorial Research and Edu- cation Center of Florida spon- sors a community program in remembrance of Kristallnacht, also known as the November Pogrom, a series of attacks against Jewish communities throughout Germany and parts of Austria. On Nov. 9-10, 1938. thousands of Jewish laomes and shops were ransacked and destroyed with sledgehammers, pickaxes and rocks. The streetswere leftcov- ered i'n pieces of smashed win- dows-=the origin of the name Kristallnacht, the "Night of ' Broken Glass." Ninety-one Jews were killed, and thousands of Jewish menwere taken to con- centration camps. During that assault, 1,668 synagogueswere ransacked and vandalized, and 267 set on fire: The year 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Kristall- nacht. Because of the signifi- cance of this anniversary;, the Holocaust Center in Maitland has formed partnerships with the Interfaith Council of Cen- tral Florida, the Bach Festival Society and the Negro Spiri- tual Scholarship l~oundation to present a series of community events and educational oppor- tunities. Other organizations and individual~-sponsors are being added to the collabora- tion, and more partners and sponsors are still being sought. The Bach Festival Society will present Sir Michael Tip- pett's oratorio "A Child of Our Time," a work that was created in response to Kristallnacht to reflect the composer's compassion for the oppressed everywhere. Throughout the weeks lead- ing up to the performance, which will be held at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College on Nov. 9 and 10, there will be a number of events The synagogue at Nuremberg was one ofhundreds destroyed the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938. including survivor stories, venues. Witness is a readers' lectures and films. A complete theater that uses the actual scheduleisavailableathttp://ti- words of victims, perpetrators "~ and onlookers to describe the As part of the events of community remembrance, the Holocaust Center is presenting ajuried art exhibit, Jn Remem- brance, developed around the history of Kristallnacht. Works of 18 artists, accompanying panels that trace the history of the rise of the Nazis and the lessons learned, will be on -display at the Holocaust Center until late December. Additionally, the Interfaith Council of Central Florida and the Holocaust Center are team- ing up in an effort to have the Center's 2012's Kristallnacht Remembrance program-- Witness--presented in 75 houses of worship, schools, civic organizations and other tragic events of that night. The readers' words accompany a PowerPoint presentation of pic- tures and news headlines from that era. The Holocaust Center is making copies of the scripts and the PowerPointavaiIable at no charge to organizationswho want to present a performance for their own group. According to the Holocaust Center's executive director, Pam Kancher, "Kristallnacht marks the moment that should have erased any doubt about Hitler's intentions. Jewish lives were in jeopardy, and clearly there would be further tragedy, yet the world stood by in silence. The Holocaust Center wa~ founded with the mission of remembering the ~was so clear. ~so compelling, There are several op- past to protect the future, that no one could escape its portunities to sponsor the Kristallnacht is the day of all significance. And this is the community events for this the days in history that must day, more than any other day, project. If you'd like to sup- be remembered most clearly, we must think about when we port this effort, contact the This is the day when the great- say NeverAgain as a promise Holocaust Center at 407- est crime against humanity to all people in all times." 628-0555. Bingo returns to Congregation Ohev Shalom Bingo is back at Congregation Ohev Shalom from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Everyone age 18 and older is invited to participate in this purely fun event, which benefits the youth of Ohev Shalom. Bingo (aller extraordinaire Rabbi David Kay will again call the 10 rounds of play. Prizes for each round include gift certificates from restaurants, movies and leisure activities. The 10th-roundprize will be a cash jackpot. Participants may also purchase tickets for a 50/50 cash drawing, High Holiday parking spot, membership to youth groups and a week of Machaneh Ohev 2014, to name a few of the prizes. The entrance fee of $7 includes playing cards for each round of play, dauber and snacks. Soft drinks will be sold separately. Sponsorships are available, which include additional playing cards, soft drinks and tickets for the drawings. Bingo will take place at the synagogue, 613 Concourse Parkwgy S., Maitland. Reservations and prepayment are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Make it a girls night out, guys night out, date night, night out with old friends and new and a night for the youth. For more information contact the COS office at 407-298-4650 or go to t~e website at Readins R U Looking for the 3 R's t.J Ruach in Your Religi0us School? Rabbi Rabbi Joshua Neely Principal J Reach Out to Temple Israel's Meitin Religious School Building Community Since 1954 I 50 South Moss Road -Winter Springs FL,32708 • 407-647-3055 • •