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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 1, 2014 PAGE 7A Mourners J?007,tpeace in a grief suppon00 group--Part 3 By Yvonne David Yvonne David suffered the loss of her father last Sep- tember and joined a grief support group sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Held at Chambrel at Island Lake, a Brookdale Senior Living Community, this griefsupport group has helped her mourn, adjust and embrace life again. David's articles about the first three weeks of the class and the last three weeks of the class were published in the May 9 and the June 20 issues respectively. This third and final article is about the follow- up meeting one month later. A month following the completion of the six-week bereavement group sessions, Rabbi Maurice Kaprow set up one last meeting to see how the participants had fared during the past 30 days. Rabbi Kaprow mentioned how everyone had grown dur- ing the grief support group sessions. He went on to explain how one of the important aspects of healing is to keep active following the loss of a loved one. Engage in the busi- ness of life again! As you learn to live without your loved one, network and be around others to find your niche. There are many orga- nizations that have volunteer opportunities, such as the sis- terhood of a synagogue, Hadas- sah and art. Joining awidows' group or a social organization can also help. Making new friends while helping others are the positives that come out ofaffiliatingwith a group, even while we still mourn our loss. OB -UARY SHERYL MARISSA POPE Sheryl M. Pope of Orlando passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence. She was 24 years old. A native of Orlando, she was born on Feb. 8, 1990, to Barry and Ami Koenig Pope. Ms. Pope attended Orlando area schools and worked as a customer service supervisor for Whole Foods. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her mater- nal grandmother, Evelyn Koe- nig of Orlando; her paternal grandmother, Peggy Pope of Significant dates without our loved ones inevitably arise. "How did you feel on your father's birthday?" the rabbi asked me. I held my breath. It was hard, I thought. But... During the hiatus from the bereavement group, my father's first birthday since his passing inescapably came around. The emotional void I felt started to grow inside me, but then I tried to focus on his smiling face, his in- fectious chuckle and one of his amazing survival stories. However, I wanted to have a stronger connection to him; to do something that we had shared together. He was famous for his ratatouille. Better than in Provence, a friend had once told my father and me. How we had laughed about that! I used to make boeuf bour- guignon to accompany his French vegetable stew. But on my father's birthday last month, my husband and my son helped in cooking these dishes. It became a family affair for a new generation. It was a wonderful day of togetherness, with my father very much in our hearts and minds. As we relished the tasty food, we also savored the memories we had shared with my father, such as the time when grand- father and grandson cooked up a surprise romantic dinner for my husband and me at our home. My father wore a large chef's hat and apron, while my son dressed in a black suit, white shirt and bowtie. It was a formal occasion with a three-course meal and a menu printed on posh watermarked Altamonte Springs; and her paternal grandfather, Charles Pope of Orlando. She is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside funeral service was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of- ficiating. In memory of Sheryl M. Pope, the family requests memorial contributions to A New Beginning Animal Rescue, 3232 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando 32803. Ar- rangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. paper. Of course, ratatouille was on the menu! While precious recollections are part of us, we shall always feel the loss. The first year is the most difficult; the wound of loss is the most raw. All of a sudden something may trigger a wave of sadness. It is perfectly normal. A bond with these individuals was forged for so many years and it was taken away. Although there is no timetable for healing, attending this grief support group provides a way to grow. "Time heals" is a clichg, but it is the truth. There are many ways of remembering our loved ones. Yiskor is a special memorial prayer to recite four times a year in synagogue, a sanctified connection to our loved ones who have passed. Giving to charity in their names honors their memories. However you chose to remember your loved one, it is the correct way for you. Your loved one was here, and he or she will continue to impact your life. While mourning our loved ones, we must also understand our limitations. We must take care of ourselves. Eat better, exercise, rest. We can give up some of our responsibilities and develop the strength to say no. Read a favorite book of our loved ones, go out and do things with our families, enjoy the day. We can still embrace special memories of our loved ones. For example, looking through old photos can warm the heart and make us smile. I asked Rabbi Kaprow for some advice about cleaning out my parents' home of the past 31 years, as there will be a great deal of looking through things. It is a daunting pros- pect for me this summer in England. The rabbi looked at me with a gentle understanding. "Look forward to what treasures you might find. Do not dread the task. It will be hard. Yes. There will be plenty of tears, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one," he said. "Revisit Yvonne David those childhood memories. It may even be rewarding to learn more about your father." Jewelry and silver are prized possessions without a doubt, but a hand-made tapestry- covered stool which my mother made and a framed collection of participants' commemorative pins during my father's captain- cy of Lawn Bowls in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Perth, Australia, are somehow more sentimental. Travel slides in the thousands of Europe, America, East and South Africa are another of my parents' riches. As Rabbi Kaprow stressed, "If you can hold fast to the love and the memories, you will be a much stronger and more centered person to carry on these sentiments to the next generation." The grief support group offered by the Jewish Pavilion andVITAS Innovative Hospice Care will again be held at Chambrel at Island Lake in Longwood during the fall. I applaud these organizations for their admirable work in this regard, and I strongly recommend this six-week course for anyone who is in need of grief counseling. Rabbi Maurice Kaprow provided an invaluable service through his knowledge, insightandcaring. Yvonne David is a writer and an award-winning author. For further information, please visit: wuav.appletreeseries.com. 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Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at www.JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; 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; www.jewishorlando.com; 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; www.chabadorlando.org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; 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; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El(C),2185MeadowlaneAve.,West Melbourne, 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;bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. 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Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722.: Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650; www.ohevshalom.org; 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@ hotmail.com; 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;www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregation-sinai.org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.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 Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. 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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.rr.com. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega- tion.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774; www.tcomd.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox(Rec) Reconstructionist