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PAGE 14A Rosen From page IA noted Ludin. "She lived by the motto 'A friend in need is a friend indeed.' She was an advocate for our seniors since the inception of our agency, and never shied away from a challenge or a job that needed to be done. Bunny followed through everything she began, and even called and made arrangements to select the menu at a December luncheon that took place after she passed." In a recent interview, Melis- sa Masin shared that Bunny's legacy canbe found in the lives that she touched, not in the things she left behind. She stated, "My mother valued people above objects. I will always cherish her memory." She continued, "My mother is right here," as she pointed towards her heart. "My moth- er can't be'found in any one object that she left behind. Her family and friends were what she held dear." The two women were very close and spoke daily. Shabbat dinner was a time when the entire family came together, and Rosen would prepare her famous brisket and kugel for Melissa, son-in-law, Sandy, and grandchildren, Hunter and Carleigh. Masin shared that although her mother was an amazing cook, she had few recipes to pass down. She recounted, "My mother's reci- pes varied. She wasted noth- ing, and threw in whatever she had available each week. What remained constant was the love and care she put into everything she did.!' Masin added, "My mother would begin preparing for Shabbat at the beginning of each week. Then, she loaded up all her preparations (including her dog, Bagel) into her car each Friday night, and transported them to our house. She would call and let us know she was on her way. After two honks, we were all out in the driveway ready to help." Sandy Masin revealed that Shabbat dinners have not been the same since his mother-in- law has passed. He noted that he and Rosen were very close, and that he missed their con- versations about politics and world events, stating, "Bunny read the paper daily, and she was well versed in national and foreign affairs. She received an exceptional education growing up in Europe, and talking to herwas like reading the New York Times." Sandy remembered an oc- casion when Bunny was visit- ing, and he was able to pick up a live radio broadcast from her hometown of Cologne, Germany, where Rosen was born in 1929. Rosen had not heard a live German broad- cast since her family fled to Belgium when she was just seven years old. "Computers and technol- ogy were just about the only thing. Bunny had not mas- tered," Sandy stated. "Very little phased Bunny, butwhen the broadcast began, she looked at me with a sense of wonder. It was as if I had cre- ated some sort of magic that had brought her hometown into our living room." Sandy continued, "I asked her if she was angry at the Germans for driving her from her home (and the ensuing events of World War II). I was impressed and amazed by her thoughtfulness and compassion when she said that she had forgiven what was in the past." Sandy sees Bunny's legacy in his two children. "Our son, Hunter, is a man of few words, but like Bunny, he makes his words count." He believes that daughter, Carleigh, gets her sense of compassion from her grandmother. He stated, "Bunny believed in being charitable because it was the right thing to do, and gave quietly, never asking for anything in return." Sandy shared that he was in a pastry shop with Carleigh when a family walked in with several children with disfig- urements from severe burns. Many patrons left the shop in discomfort, but not Carleigh. She walked right up to one the kids and started talking to them, and even made them smile. Sandy revealed, "Bunny would have done the same thing. In that instance Isaw Bunny's legacy in Carleigh." At a recent meeting, mem- bers of the Friend's Board of the Jewish Pavilion remi- nisced about Rosen, and shared "Bunny tales," or anecdotes about their old friend and her extraordinary impact. Ruth Darvin, current president of the Friend's Board, shared that she and Rosen both moved to Or- lando in 1982, and became one another's first friends in Central Florida after meeting through the National Coun- cil of Jewish Women. Karen Selznick noted that Bunny was there for her when her mother passed away more than a decade ago. She stated, "After my mother died, Bunny taught me how to say the Kaddish. She said she would stand with me as long as I stoodwith her daughterwhen it came her time to pass." Pat Rubenstein remarked that Bunny would save her a seat at each Friend's meeting. She stated, "To this day I sit in the HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 same seat that Bunny chose, a place where I am reminded of both her presence and her absence." Nancy Ludin recalled that Bunny was a one-woman welcoming committee to new members of the community. "At the time my mother moved to Orlando, Bunny was an acquaintance. I asked her to contact my mother, Gloria Newberger. Bunny asked me, 'Does your mother like to eat?' When I said 'yes; that was the end of her questioning. She arranged for my mother to go out with a group of her women friends for dinner, and thus the 'Bunny Club' was formed," Ludin shared. The friends continued to dine monthly for the next decade. The Bunny Club met most recently in May to celebrate Bunny Rosen's birth date, and to reminisce about old times. According to Newberger, members of the Bunny Club have decided to reconvene eachyear at Rosen's favorite restaurant, Palma Maria Italian Restaurant in Casselberry. Ludin continued, "When I came to the Jewish Pavilion, Bunny and I became fast friends. She arranged for the pricing, menus and seating at all of our luncheons and galas." Pavilion Friend Susie Stone added, "Bunny was always in charge of the food. She handled it better than anyone. Whether it was Ohev, Hadassah, or the Pavilion, Bunny was always in charge." Carol Feuerman, president of the Pavilion board, noted that Bunny Rosen had been instrumental throughout the history of the Pavilion. She stated,"In the early days of the Pavilion, Bunny would go up to anyone she knew, and even those she didn't know quite yet, and ask them for their $36 membership fee. These small steps added up and helped get the Pavilion off on the right foot back in 2000." Footprints along the path of the 4th Annual "Walk in the Park" can be purchased in Bunny's or anyone's memory for $50 or three for $100; a high heel can be purchased for $365. Visit thejewishpavilion. org for more details or call Susan at 407-678-9363. The 4th Annual "A Walk in the Park" honoring Bunny Rosen begins at 9:30 a.m. and continues until noon at Crane's Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. There will be a Community Expo with free food, a Kid's Zone, live entertainment, health screenings, give-a-ways and mor. For more information, contact the jewishpavilion. org or call Nancy or Susan at 407-678-9363. Museum From page 2A extensively on the new Canada museum. For his part, Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, a Cana- dian advocacy group, praised the museum for recognizing "that the pedagogic power of the Holocaust experience is of a fundamentally different scope and nature." But critics argue that the amount of attention focused on the Holocaust at the mu- seum is woefully dispropor- tionate, and they take strong exception to what is perceived as unfair precedence granted the Holocaust over other genocides. The museum's Holocaust exhibit occupies 4,500 square feet of space--l,400 square feet more than the "Breaking the Silence" gallery. Maureen Fitzhenry, a museum spokes- woman, described the Holo- caust gallery as having five sections, including the story of the Nazis' rise to power and how the genocide was implemented, an exploration of how everyday people were complicit in the genocide and a 10 -minute documentary about Canada's unwillingness to absorb Jewish refugees fleeing Europe during World War II. Content for the exhibits-- all designed by Ralph Apple- baum Associates, the firm behind the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's perma- nent exhibit--were developed with the input of independent scholars and public consulta- tions involving thousands of Canadians. The executive director of the Zoryan Institute, a Toronto-based think tank that researches Armenian dias- pora issues, told the National Post last year he worried the Holocaust gallery would be so overwhelming that visi- tors would not "really absorb anything from the other galleries." Ukrainian-Canadian insti- tutions have been especially rancorous, claiming the Ho- lodomor, the Soviet-inflicted famine in 1932-33, is given in- sufficient consideration at the museum. In one provocative 2011 anti-museum campaign, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, or UCCLA, mailed postcards to Canadians featuring an il- lustration of a pig whispering to a sheep, "All galleries are equal but some galleries are more equal than others." There are an estimated 1.2 million Ukrainian-Canadians, and many have close ties to the Prairie provinces, including Manitoba, which absorbed waves of Ukrainian immi- grants starting in the 1890s. Lubomyr Luciuk, a professor of political geography at the Royal Military College and a member of the UCCLA, called the museum "divisive," but expressed confidence that its contents would be revised in the future. "UCCLA's position is that no genocide, however tragic, should be given pride of place in a publicly funded national Canadian museum, meaning no nation's tragedy, however well-documented or evoca- tive, should receive prefer- ential treatment with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights," Luciuk, a longtime critic of the museum, told JTA. Some scholars have cast doubt on the museum's claim, as a justification for the stand- alone gallery, that the Holo- caust had a larger impact on human rights legislation than did other acts of genocide. Adam Muller, a University of Manitoba genocide scholar, pointed to a trend in contem- porary scholarship--notably the work of Columbia Univer- sity historian Samuel Moyn-- disputing the impact that Holocaust consciousness had on the international human rights treaties signed after World War II, especially the 1948 United Nations Universal DeclarationofHuman Rights, and early understandings of the term "genocide." Muller, co-editor of a forth- coming book about human rights museums titled "The Idea of a Human Rights Mu- seum," is supportive of a spe- cial Holocaust gallery because of the wealth of scholarship available on the subject. But, he added, if it isn't clear that the Holocaust precipitated the post-World War II human rights movement, "looking at the connection in the museum has kind of dubious value." Every day that you're outside, you're exposed to dangerous, but invisible, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. Left unprotected, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can seriously damage the eye, leading to cataracts, skin cancer around the eyelid and other eye disorders. Protecting your eyes is important to maintaining eye health now and in the future. Shield your eyes (and your family's eyes) from harmful IN rays. Wear sunglasses with maximum IN protection. i THEVlSIONCOUNCIL U.N. From page 2A or not Rouhani, who will be speaking on Rosh Hashanah eve, will use the opportunity to follow up on the holiday greeting he tweeted Jews last year. The Palestinian Authority At the time of last year's General Assembly, Pales- tinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had just entered into a new round of U.S.-backed peace nego- tiations with Israel, and he used his speech to make the case for the importance of international pressure to achieve Palestinian state- hood. Fast forward a year: Israel just concludeda bloodywar in Gaza that left 2,200 Palestin- ians dead, no peace talks are on the horizon and Abbas is strugglingwith his rivals (and unity government partners) in Hamas. One thing hasn't changed: There's still no Pal- estinian state. Expect Abbas to use his U.N. speech to argue for the urgency of Palestinian state- hood, criticize Israel for its settlement construction and distinguish his movement from that of violent Islamists (including, perhaps, Hamas). PLO officials released a preview of what Abbas plans to say in another speech during his U.S. visit, at New York's Cooper Union. The U.N. speech probably will hit similar themes: "Why nonviolent protest is the best method by which Palestin- ians should seek their rights; his view on how peace and interreligious coexistence can flourish in Israel and Palestine with the help of the next generation; why terrorism as practiced by al-Qaeda on 9/11 and ISIS is inconsistent with Islam." 392641587 1 75389246 486752139 91 7235864 864917352 5238.6-4971 648193725 251478693 739526418