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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 PAGE 11A By Abigail Klein Leichman ISRAEL21c--Aquarius Engines, the Israeli com- pany that's working on a revolutionary alternative to the combustion engine for cars, is packaging the same technology into an exception- ally lightweight and efficient portable generator. It wasn't ready in time to help some 6.5 million Floridians left in the dark by Hurricane Irma, or the Caribbean islands now be- ing hit by Hurricane Maria, but if all goes smoothly the Aquarius generator could be on hardware store shelves ahead of the next wave of massive power losses caused by extreme weather. "Our very small compact engine gives as much energy as a huge engine to power an electric motor. We are using that same engine to build a small generator that will be equal to a bigger one in terms of energy supply," Aquarius chairman and cofounder Gal Fridman tells ISRAEL21c. For the sake of comparison: While a typical "portable" household generator weighs 570 kilograms (1,256 pounds) and provides 24 kilowatts of power, the Aquarius gen- erator weighs about 100kg (220 pounds) and gives off 35kw--enough for two aver- age private homes. Aquarius is optimizing its generator prototype for mass production and is seeking manufacturing partners to produce the first 100,000 generators. The Aquarius emergency generator. On the strength of the demonstration unit alone, the company has signed prelimi- nary contracts with several energy companies, mainly in Canada and Australia because of the difficulties in transfer- ring electricity from where it is produced to the more remote areas of these large countries. "The electricity chain of supply is changing today," explains Fridman. "There used to be a central station that distributed the power everywhere. Today you have small stations, some operated by wind or sun and backed up by generators. For places like that, a very small, light and efficient generator is a must and our technology has a lot of advantages." The small size of the Aquar- ius generator would enable it to be carried home by two people in an SUV or pickup truck, rather than a team of workers in a delivery truck. And though most homeown- ers don't have storage space for a large generator, the smaller one could be stored in an attic or basement. "This is our unique selling point for domestic, light com- mercial energy supply," says Fridman. The company is based in Rosh Ha'ayin and also has a branch in Germany for R&D purposes, given that Germany is the engine center of Europe. Aquarius has raised $17 mil- lion since its founding in 2014. "In a couple of months, afterwe have signed contracts with energy companies and car manufacturers, we'll get to our B round in a much higher valuation," says Fridman. This feat is made possible by the unusual design invented by Shaul Yaakoby. He replaced the constantly revolving combustion engine with a single-piston linear engine. A cylinder moves the fuel from side to side to generate electrical current, much like sea waves can do through an up-and-down movement. The Aquarius car enghe weighs only 10.5kg (23 pounds). "It's the same t~chnology, just a different package," says Fridman. "Our engine has always been a generator that uses fuel to create electricity without rotating. That saves a lot ofenergywasted ina regular engine and eliminates the need for a crankshaft an~ valves." OB TL AR SIDNEY MEHR Sidney Mehr, age 94, of Winter Park, passed away at his residence atthe Mayflower, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. A native of New York City, he was born on May 22, 1923, to the late Abe and Minnie Selber Mehr. Following his service in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he worked as a program manager for the U.S. government. On June 16, 1947, in New York, he married the love of his life, the former Minnie Hearn, to whom he was married for 65 years prior to her passing on Jan. 4, 2013. In 1967, they relocated to the Orlando area from Sands Point, N.Y. The consummate volun- teer, he served as chairman of the Winter Park Better Busi- ness Bureau and the Central Florida Lemon Law Board. Mr. Mehr is survived by his daughter, Frances (Larry) Kirby of Winter Springs; his grandchildren, Michelle (Na- than) Weisel and Jennifer Ire- land; his great-grandchildren, Caleb and Asher Weisel, and Madison and Greyson Ireland; and his niece, Vicki Mehr. Funeral services, with military honors, were held at All Faiths Memorial Park in Casselberry, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Ar- rangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando, 407- 599-1180. EMANUEL ROSENTHAL, DDS Emanuel Rosenthal, age 91, passed away at Brookdale Island Lake, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Dr. Rosenthal was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 15, 1926, to the late Sidney and Sylvia Dukelski Rosenthal. He did his undergraduate and dental school studies at New York University and served in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Rosenthal was the hus- band ofthelate Elaine Strauss Rosenthal, who passed away on March 23, 2017. He is survived by his children, Bethanne (Jeffrey) Weiss of Longwood, Jay (Donna) Rosenthal of New York and Richard (Robin) Rosenthal of New York; and his grand- children, Sarah, Adin, Dylan, Alyssa, Ryan, Adam and Talia. Funeral services, with military honors, were held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Ar- rangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando, 407- 599-1180. STANLEY ALAN WEINROTH Stanley A. Weinroth, Shm- uel ben Tzvi, age 89, of Maitland; passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Florida Hospital--Altamonte. He was born in Bronx, New York, on May 7~ 1928, one of two sons born to the late Wil- liam and Miriam Bromberger Weinroth. Hewas a confirmed bachelor until he met the former Lucilla Krutman, his wife of almost 53 years who survives him. Stan and Lucilla were married in Cocoa Beach on Oct. 24, 1964. Stan did his undergraduate work at City College of New York and earned his master's degree in engineering from the Univer- sity of Tulsa. He served in the U.S. Army as an electronics engineering assistant and worked as an engineer in the electronics and aerospace industries. The family lived in Livingston, N.J for 20 years until relocating to the Orlando area and affiliating with Congregation Ohev Shalom in 1998. While in New Jersey, Stan also served as mayor of Liv- ingston. In addition to Lucilla, Stan is survived by his son, Stuart (Pam) of Greenwood Village, Colorado; his daughter, Anna (Craig) Ward of Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Delaina and Zachary. He is also survived by his brother, Alvin Weinroth; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pearl and King Halikman; and his nieces and nephews. Funeral services, with military honors, were held at the Pavilion at Ohev Sha- lom Cemetery with Rabbi Aaron Rubinger officiating. Interment followed in the cemetery. In memory of Stanley A Weinroth, the fam- ily requests contributions to Congregation Ohev Shalom, Concourse Parkway South, Maitland 32751. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando, 32810, 407-599-1180. Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday- Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m.--national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel--Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday schedules shown at www.; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 1701 Markham Woods Road, Longwood, 407-636-5994,; services: Friday 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Chabad of Altamonte Springs (O), 414 Spring Valley Lane, Altamonte Springs, 407- 280-0535; Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7347 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.; Shabbat services: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway AIA, 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.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 301 West State Road 434, Unit 319, Winter Springs, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth E! (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave 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 (Ree), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.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; www.; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybethshalom. corn; 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, 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Match 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, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745;; services 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at Providence Independence of Wildwood. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Shomer 'israel (C), 5382 Hoffner Ave Orlando, 407-227-1258, call for services and holiday schedules. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation-; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Orlando Torah Center (O), 8591 Banyan Blvd Orlando; 347-456-6485; Shacharis- Shabbos 9 a.m.; Mon.--Thurs. 6:45 a.m.; Sun. and Legal Holidays 8 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv Please call for times. 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. 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; www.; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 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. 8th Ave 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 Winter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, 386-252-3097; Shabbat service, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10:30 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; www.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 386-789-2202; www.; Shabbat service; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom (R) Services held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd Winter Springs, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352-735-4774; www.; Shabbat services: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. sharp. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist (T) Mehitsa