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PAGE 2A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2018 Martin (1) and Herbert Siegel today. Twins Herbert and Martin Siegel, will be celebrating their 83rd birthdays on Oct. 24, 2018. What is more signifi- cant about this date is that it is also the 70th anniversary of their bar mitzvah. To honor this event, the brothers will again be called to the Torah to recite the traditional prayers and read the Haftarah portion on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg. Herbert will be wearing the same tall it that he wore for his bar mitzvah. After the service they are sponsor- ing a Kiddush (luncheon) for congregants. The Siegel twins were born in Brooklyn, N.Y to Saul and Sophie Siegel. They attended Erasmus Hall High School and then University of Miami, Florida, where they both graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. They joined the Army in 1958 due to the draft. After one year they went to Officers Candidate School at Fort Sill Oklahoma and graduated as 2nd lieutenants--Hebert as an artillery officer and Martin as a chemical officer. At that time, Herbert was married to Betty Israel and awaiting their first child. They decided to remain in the ~XXx,XXx.XXx.'x.~XXXx.XX'x~x~ I w.ATCH ] October 24, 2018 I - I DECISION BEFORE YOU VOTE The race for Florida's next -- October 24, 2018 7:0o pm % PRESENTED BY: LEADERSHIP F LO RI DA" RaN DBSANTIS (n) i~i~!~i!iii!!ii!iii!!~ii!~i~e~iii~iii~iii~aai~i~ii!!i~!ii~i~i~i~ii!iiiiiii!~i~ii~i~~ Army and after tours in Korea, Laos, Okinawa, Germany and many stateside posts, Herbert retired in 1983 with 25 years of active service. Herbert retired as a lieutenant colonel and then taught Junior ROTC at Miami Killian High School for 15 years. They retired again in 1998 to Kissimmee and then to the Villages in 2014. Martin remained on ac- tive duty a few more years and then remained in the Army Reserves to complete 30 year of service and retired as a colonel in the Chemical Corps. While serving he had a very successful career as a formulation chemist with an international company (Ciba Geiga of Switzerland). He married Betty Dobin and has two sons. He currently resides in Niceville, Florida. Herbert (1) and Martin Siegel at their bar mitzvah in 1948. November events at St. Augustine Jewish Society The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will of- fer three programs during the month of November, an Oneg Shabbat following 7:30 p.m. services at First Congregation Sons of Israel on Friday evening, Nov. 9; a Memorial Service at the St. Augustine National Cem- etery on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I; and a free 2-hour walking tour of Jewish St. Augustine to begin at Mis- sion Nombre de Dios at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. ' The Nov. 90neg Shabbat following regular 7:30 p.m. Friday evening services led by Rabbi Joel Fox at First Congregation Sons of Israel will take place in the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the State of Florida at 161 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, a block south of St. Augustine City Hall. All are welcome to attend; no advance arrange- ments need be made. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the So- ciety will mark the 100th an- niversary of the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning--the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. The 11 a.m. Veterans Day event at the National Cemetery, 104 Marine Street, will be brief, remembering the sacrifice of all veterans, focusing on the Jews buried in the nearly 200 year old burial grounds. On Wednesday, Nov.14, the Historical Society will provide a 2-hour, 1.5-mile walking tour of Jewish St. Augustine, starting at 10 a.m. in the shade of the trees at the southeastern corner of the parking lot at Mission Nombre de Dios, 27 Ocean Avenue, at San Marco Avenue (State Route A1A). The tour will end at First Congregation Sons of Israel, 161 Cordova Street and involves a walk of 1.5 miles. Wear sunscreen and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. Bring water. There is no charge for this tour. All are welcome to attend each of these events, no ad- vance arrangements need be made, there is no charge. For further information contact 804-914-4460. What are the proposed amendments all about? Congregation Ohev Sha- lom Sisterhood is hosting a special event with Mark Cooper, JD, who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the 12 proposed Consti- tutional Amendments and Revision for the 2018 elec- tion, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Cooper is a longtime mem- ber of COS, a community leader and attorney and ad- junct professor at UCF. Refreshments will follow the discussion. The cost is a donation of $5 for non- sisterhood members. To review the amendments in advance, go to Pleasejoinyour friends from Congregation Ohev Shalom Men's Club at Mulligan's inAl- tamonte Springs, 165 Wekiva Club outing Springs Rd, 32779, on Thurs- day, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a choice brew and some good conversation. Contact: Michael Asher, 407 401-3522. Please RSVP michaeldasher3@gmail. com. FT. MYERS - WBBH (NBC) GAINESVILLE - WCJB (ABC) JACKSONVILLE - WJXX (ABC) MIAMI/FT. 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