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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 28, 2011 Spinning yarns in lively new00 tome about.fabric craft00.. The world of Jewish fabric crafts and the inspiration be- hind this imaginative work is explored in a new book, brim- ming with tradition and Yid- dishkeit.Called"JewishThreads: A Hands-On Guide to Stitching Spiritual Intention into Jewish Fabric Crafts" (Jewish Lights Publishing, 288 pp.), the book presents 30 fabric craft projects, created by talented artisans from throughout the United States and Israel. Compiled and written by Di- ana Drew with Robert Grayson, "Jewish Threads" delves into the backstory of each of the pieces spotlighted in the book--how and why they were made and what sparked the idea for each one. The artisans whose work is showcased in the book freely share the influences in their lives that prompted them to create the pieces contained in this treasure trove of Jewish fabric crafts. "Jewish Threads" is designed to motivate readers to fashion some of the' traditional ritual items as well as more contem- porary pieces included in the book--individually or in groups- -by offering easy-to-follow, step- by-step instructions at the end of each of the stories about the fabric artists and their spiritual intention. Most of the projects are relatively simple, and make wonderful gifts. Readers are encouraged to draw on their own life experi- ences to give the pieces they rnake a distinctly individual flair, a one-of-a-kind feel. So the book can serve as a springboard for readers' own imagination and creativity. Some of the crafts presented in "Jewish Threads," such as Torah mantles and challah cov- ers, are deep-rooted in Jewish heritage, while others, including Purim puppets, Claire Sher- man's Ushpizin (Visitors) Quilt for Sukkot, and aknit seder plate for Passover, play off centuries of tradition,while incorporating a contemporary spin. "Jewish Threads" craft projects range fromwall hangirlgs for the home to shulchan (lectern) covers for the synagogue, whimsical pieces for celebrating holidays (a ChanuCats quilt for Chanukah andDancing Hamantaschen costumes for Purim), and meaningful craft projects to honor milestones in the Jewish life cycle, such as healing and memorial quilts. With fabric crafts celebrating all the major Jewish holidays, "Jewish Threads" is never out "of season. Among the fabric craft tech- niques represented in "Jewish Threads" are quilting, needle- point, knitting, crochet, felting, embroidery, appliqug, needle felting, and counted cross- stitch. Asection titled "Inspirations" presents stories of five more projects that inspired the author to write the book, including a quilted chuppah, created col- laboratively by members of Na- tional Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section, of which Drew serves as co-president. Marcia Zerivitz, founding executive director and chief curator of the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami, says of the new book on Jewish fabric crafts: "'Jewish Threads' is a valuable guide to both creating an expression 0f Jewish heritage, art, and culture and beginning a family tradition of passing down an original heirloom that helps ensure Jewish identity. Both the creative process and the resulting finished project build skills and fond memories of Jewish family life. This highly researched book is a wonderful gift for yourself and anyone interested in learning how to make Jewish fabric crafts." Says Drew, an award-winning former daily newspaper reporter and a longtime book editor, '"Jewish Threads' brings together the disparate threads of my own life--Judaism and Jewish observance, seWing and knit- ting,writing and editing--while stitching together the inspiring stories of fabric artists from throughout the United States and Israel. Collectively, these personal stories, and the projects th spring from them, form a patchworkofmodern-dayJewish life. The part openings, written by Robert Grayson, place these crafts in historical perspective, with tales from the Jewish tradi- tion that give these fabric crafts added resonance today." "Jewish Threads" is available at major bookstores and online. Students care to share Students from Congregation Beth Sholom's religious school performed a service project as part of their lesson on tikkun olam (fepfliring the world). The students from the Lees- burg synagogue helped prepare more than 4,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger during the half-day project. The Tavares-based organization provides nutritious food to impoverished children around the world. The students are, from left, Rebecca Scholl, Cadi Schwartz, Marlena Scholl and Anna Shen. OB .ARY NATHANIEL ROTHSTEIN Nathaniel Rothstein of Or- lando died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. He was 91 years old. Mr. Rothstein, a native of New York, was born on July 9, 1920, to the late Julius and Dora Sukenik. He was a research microbiologist. He and his late wife, Anne, who died in 2004, relocated to the Orlando area from Maryland in 1979 and became members of Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation. Mr. and Mrs. Rothstein were founders of Jewish War Veterans Post 475 in Williamsburg. He went on to become post commander, chaplain and treasurer. Ad- ditionally, they were very active in the Limetree Club at Willaimsburg, where Mr. Rothstein was a past presi- dent. Mr Rothstein is survived by his sons, Kenneth J. of Hous- ton, and Robert C. of Land- owne, Md.; daughter, Ellen (Alan) Briggs of Silver Spring, Md.; and three grandchildren. Graveside services for Mi,. Rothstein were held at the veterans' section of Chapel Hill Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz officiating. Donations in memory of Nathaniel Rothstein may be made to Jewish War Veterans Post 475, P.O. Box 692464, Orlando, FL 32869-2464. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. Answers from 10/21/2011 1 85 47 5 3 8 1 I Sudoku (see page 19 for solution) 3 2 1 4 28 4 9 5 2 978 1 3 7 StatPomt Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that avery row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits ! through 9. PAGE 7. A. r Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory OrlandoWeekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), Services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd flooJ, Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. 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: 2nd Friday of every month, times vary depending on the week. Please call to find out service schedule for that particular week. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-34-3660; 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.bet-chaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Emeritus in Lake Mary. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake R6ad, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth El(C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve.,West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth EmeCh (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (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 Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.com; 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; www.mybnaitorah.com; 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; www.crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. lst" Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650; wwv.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 am. 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; Shabbatservice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. : Congregation of ShaareiYerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and q:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-3- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: first, secondandfourth Friday monthly at 7:45 p.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 E1 (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), 4.0 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.bethsholombrevard.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 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. 8thAve:, 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, 407-647-7055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30a:m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. " '" : Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beacl,"36 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. '; Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. NewYork Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Social Hour, 6 p.m.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. 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 ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirhalom.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) Reconstmctionist