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N Editorials 4A Op-Ed 5A Calendar 6A Scene Around 9A Synagogue Directory llA JTA News Briefs 13A Choices galore for the Jewish Film Festival The committee of the 19th Annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival--(1-r) Jay Glick, Dolores Indek, Harriet Weiss, Risa Tetenbaum, and Sheila Greenspoon--have a tough choice ahead of them as they seek to select the best possible films to feature at The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando's three-day event, held in conjunction with the Enzian Theater from November 4-6. The first evening on Saturday will take place at the Orlando Science Center, while the films on Sunday and Monday will be screened at the Enzian. While they have more than enough films to select from, they're still looking for sponsors to help make the weekend possible. To learn more, contact the committee chair, Harriet Weiss, at V9 By Pamela Ruben What better way to memo- rialize those who have loved and nurtured the arts than by naming a musical festival in their honor? Those were the thoughts of Jewish Pavil- ion Board member Geanne Share when she and husband, Adrian, chose to pass on the legacy of her parents, the late Inez 'Teddy' and Myron Snyder. With the arts and philanthropy at the center of Share's Brookline, Massachu- setts home, she credits her parents for inspiring her life ofvolunteerism, with training given "while practically still in the womb." The Share family will pass on the Snyder's love and culti- vation of the arts by honoring them at the Jewish Pavilion's Annual Fall Festival, "Music Fest 2017." The event will take on Oct. 15th at Lake Brantley High Schools' auditorium in Altamonte Springs and will feature local super-talents including Carol Stein, Mi- chael and Ben Kramer, Bar- bara Jones, Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer, Penny D'Agostino, Walter "Sky" Goldstein, and Paul Stenzler. Vendors and sponsors will be exhibiting in the Lake Brantley cafeteria, adjacent to the auditorium before, during the intermis- sion, and after the concert. Share noted, "Giving was at the heart of who my parents were. Together, they founded theAssociation of Performing Arts supporting the ballet, fla- menco, opera, theatre, rock, and other performing arts organizations in Boston. The Association brought free per- formances to the steps of Bos- ton's City Hall, and honored Inez "Teddy' and Myron Snyder The honoree couple first crossed paths during World War II, when they both served in the Army's Criminal Intel- ligence Agency in Fort Reilly, Kansas. The happy couple of volunteer became interested in spending time with seniors under her parent's influence, serving as a candy striper at Jewish Memorial Hospital. Even then, she connected U AP/Tsafrir Abayov IDF Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich (R) and US Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski sign an agreement at the Bislach Air Base, near Mitzpe Ramon, Sept. 18, 2017. Israel and the U.S. inau- sures, it sends a message of gurated the first American readiness to Israel's enemies. military base on Israeli soil "It's a message that says on Monday, Sept. 18, which Israel is better prepared. It's will serve dozens of soldiers a message that says Israel is operating a missile defense improving the response to system, threats," said Brig. Gen. Zvika The move comes at a time Haimovich, the commander of growing Israeli concerns of Israel's aerial defense. about archenemy Iran's de- The base is located within velopment of long-range an existing Israeli air force missiles. Together with the base and will operate under U.S Israel has developed Israeli military directives. a multilayered system of Israeli and U.S. military of- defenses against everything ficials cut aribhonatthebase from long-range guided mis- Monday, where the American sileattacks from Iranto crude and Israeli flags flew side by rockets fired from Lebanon side and soldiers from both and the Gaza Strip. countries commingled. The base's opening is large- Israel's multi-tier missile ly symbolic and isn't expected defense system includes the to bring operational changes. Arrow, designed to intercept But the Israeli military says that along with other mea- Base on page 15A By Jonah Cohen JNS .org When researchers at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America reported earlier this year that public school his- tory textbooks and curricular materials were indoctrinating students against Israel, some legendary performers like 52 years married in 1945,set- with seniors through the high school officials were Arthur Fiedler of the Boston tlingintheBostonareawhere arts, bringing Frank Sinatra dismissive. Popsand Gunther Schuller, an they raised Share and her two records and engaging the Ruth Goldman, chair of the American jazz composer and older brothers, Robert and patients in movement, dance, Newton, Mass. school com- musician, with the "Teddy" Paul. Myron made his living and three-dimensional art. mittee, told the Washington Award. 'Teddy' founded the as a meat broker and in real After Share's father passed Free Beacon that it is "an old about misinformation still Northeast Chapter of Hadas- estate.Heservedthecommu- in 1998 andher mother relo- subject" and "had all been being taught. sah and was president of the nity in many ways including cated to Orlando, the twovol- taken care of. What we found is that women's auxiliary of Jewish serving as president of B'nai unteered together, serving as She also said the problems school officials use a kind of co Memorial Hospital." Brith and the Market Lodge. KinneretAngels. Share recalls cited by CAMERA"happened sleight of hand," said Andrea Geanne added, "Most im-He was also a member of the that it was her mother who before my time on the com- Levin, CAMERA executive a< portantly, my parents taught Free Masons. Additionally, introduced her to the Jewish mittee." However, it has since director."They tell the media us to be open to all people Myron oversaw the building Pavilion, attending a volun- been revealed that she served about what's been removed and to keep an open ear--to of the temple and high school teerluncheontogether. Share as the school committee chair from the classroom, which listen." inHull, Massachusetts. Teddy considered her mother to be startingin2013,ayearbefore distracts attention from other ~ Share has done her parents was an active volunteer and her best friend, the two ex- a FreedomofInformationAct disturbingly false materials ~ proud, and serves not only on community philanthropist, periencing nearly everything (FOIA) request was submit- that are still being used." m~ the Jewish Pavilion Board, who also earned a double together, including surviving ted by concerned citizens to Levin told that I-- o~ but has also served on a host master's degree from Boston breast cancer just one year obtain the problematic cur- co ~< of other nonprofit boards in- College. apart. Teddy encouraged her ricular materials. Books on page 15A ~ " cludingtheJewishFederation Growing up in a loving and daughtertojoinaclinicaltrial In addition, CAMERA O O Israel, the Orlando Ballet, madeitapointtoreachoutto cancer. Share attributes her that previously the KinneretApartments and the elderly and those in need positive outcome and cancer- reported--showing how ,- :I: Council on Aging, and the when she was just a middle- school officials are not be- Morning Star School. school student. The lifetime Snyder on page 15A ing candid with the public