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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 Lindsay Williams and Dr. Adam Siegel Daniel and Sherry Williams of Longwood, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay Williams to Dr. Adam Siegel, son of Dr. Robert and Michele Siegel of Greenville, S.C. The bride-elect is a writer, video producer, recovering travel addict, and proud graduate of the University of Florida (chomp, chomp!). She is a dedicated storyteller, who once lived in avan in the Australian Outback because she thought it would give her writing "street cred" (it didn't). Lindsay currently works as a content producer for a creative agency based in Miami, Fla. The groom-elect is the comedic heir apparent to Larry David and a vision in white (coat). He earned his degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in Chicago, Ill., and completed his residency program at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Fla. Adam currently works as a podiatric surgeon at a private practice in downtown Chicago. The couple met through friends while llving in Miami and now reside in Chicago. Brought together through a mutual interest in keeping Seinfeld quotes relevant, the pair also share a love of Blue Apron, Horatian satire, and long walks by the lake with their dog, Bovie. Most important, they intend to teach their children to be dutiful students of the Torah because, hey, if they had to go to Hebrew school, their kids have to go too! The wedding will be held April 8, 2017, at Mission Inn Club & Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., followed by a honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii. The Williamses and Siegels look forward to celebrating the joyous union with all of their family and friends. now Vl$1 By Debra Nussbaum tribution Committee and, in officially traveling beyond sure it compiles with all the Cohen Israel, primarily through the Israel's 1967 borders, known protections and protocols." Jewish Agency for Israel. as the Green Line. In reality, In the IAN program, min- JewishFederationsofNorth Wednesday's meeting wassaidoneJFNAtrusteeinvolved isters--mainlineProtestants America and its predecessor prompted by JFNA's rela- with the meeting, JFNA's and Evangelicals, including organizations have had a tively new management of practice has been to travel to local pastors and leaders of longstanding policy of not the Israel Action Network, a Jewish settlements in Judea seminaries--are paired with officially traveling beyond pro-Israel organization that and Samaria. rabbis. They commit to sup- Israel's 1967 borders. In real- works to counter the boycott "JFNA has taken missions porting two states for two ity, however, representatives movement and other forms of over the Green line. I went peoples, and together they have already done so. anti-Israel activity. IAN was, on one which went to Gush studyandparticipateinsocial Top leaders of JFNA held a until six months ago, run by Etzion,"saidtheJFNAtrustee. justice work around the issue secretive meeting Wednesday the Jewish Council for Public "The idea of missions is fact in their local communities. toapprovechangingitspolicy Affairs. finding and education. Ev- "It's a way of healing the of not traveling into Judea The IAN runs an occasional erybody gets emotional about fractured conversation [about and Samaria to visit Jewish trip for groups of rabbis and their political views on the Israel] at the local level," IAN settlements or Palestinian Christian ministers to Israeli territories. But we've done it director Ethan Felson told communities, and Palestinian communities before. Technically, if you go Haaretz. The conference call was led and sites in Israel and Judea totheKotelyoujustwentover Someoftherabbi-minister by JFNA Chairman Richard and Samaria. The secondthe Green Line." pairs travelwith IAN to Israel Sandler, who is executive suchtrip for IAN's interfaith Following Wednesday's and Palestinian-controlled vice president of the Milken program Partners for Peace meeting, the organization territory. The first such trip Family Foundation in Los departedon Sunday, Oct. 30. released a statement say- wasin March 2015. Angeles. Participation in the Apartofthetrustees'phone ing that "Today the JFNA "It took a lot of us by sur- callwaslimitedonlytovoting call, according to Silver- Board of Trustees approved prise that JFNA had a policy JFNAtrustees, according to a man's memo, was dedicated a number of appropriateof not going into [Judea and memosentbyJFNACEOJerry to authorizing "the entry of and necessary protocols to Samaria]. It seemed anach- Silverman to those board JFNAmissions, includingfed- support the advocacy and ronistic," said Felson. And, members, because "the issues eration community missions education trips of the IAN. while Americans can hear under discussion are deemed planned through JFNA, into This vote ensures that IAN Palestiniansandlsraelisspeak privileged information." Israeli-controlled territories will continue to travel to in synagogues and churches JFNAistheumbrellaof151 beyond the Green Line (e.g., Israel and the surrounding around the U.S. from groups U.S. and Canadian Jewish fed- Ariel or Gush Etzion, etc.)." areas, not historically visited like the Parents Circle, which erations and 300 small Jewish This had some worried. As by JFNA staff. We are pleased brings together people whose communities that don'thave the federation insider who theboardreaffirmedtheabil- children have died as a conse- Jewish federations. Thepow- tipped Haaretz off to the ity of IAN to continue this quenceoftheoccupation, itis erhouse fundraising group meeting said, "I'm worried mission-critical work."a totally different experience raised $338 million last year, about them normalizing the Thetrusteewhospokewith meeting them on their own according to JFNA's 2015 U.S. settlements." Haaretz and who wished to land, he added. taxfiling.Partofthemoneyis JFNA and its predecessor remain anonymous said that "A Jew living in [Judea disbursed for overseas needs organizations have had a "We're now responsible for through the Jewish Joint Dis- longstanding policy of not IAN'stripandwewanttomake Federations on page 14A Christine DeSouza Emily Newman, senior resource specialist of the Orlando Senior Help Desk, enjoys talk- ing with people at the 'Sunday in the Park." When you need advice on senior services, senior living options, home health services, transportation, hospice, adult day care and more please feel free to call us. Orlando Senior Help Desk is here to help you navigate the senior maze. A program, part of and funded through Jewish Pavilion, is at no cost to you. We take pride in help- ing our community at large. Calls are accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., and returned within 24 to 48 hours of receiving the message. Please call 407-678-9363 or write to info@jewishpavilion. org. The festival is produced by Enziag and the JCC of Greater Orlando as pad of ~e Cultural Festival Circuit and is supported by Uailed Arts of Cenb'al Florida with funds JTom the United Arts Campaign and by the State of Florida, Departmerd of State, DMsion of Cultural ~ffairs, the Florida Arts Council. and the National Endowment for the Arts. IENZIAN GET YOUR TICKETS AT ENZIAN.ORI3 Rachel Marie Hart, daughter of Lisa Stevens Hart of Oviedo, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Temple Israel in Winter Springs. Rachel is in the seventh grade at Indian Trails Middle School where she is a member of the Beta Club. Rachel attends Orlando Ballet School six days a week and will dance in the Orlando Ballet's per- formance of The Nutcracker as a toy soldier at the Dr. Phillips Center next month. Rachel has been dancing since she was two years old and has won many awards and scholarships. Sharing in the family's simchawill be Rachel's brother, Ryan; grandparents Michael and Beverly Stevens; and great-grandmother, Mary Stevens of Tampa; Lisa's fianc6 Avi Scudder of Oviedo; as well as family and friends from Florida, New York, and Louisiana. Celebrate Shabbat with the synagogue that feels like fam- ily. Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The service will include special readings commemorating Veteran's Day and Kristall- nacht. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The syna- gogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg, with the entrance on Center Street. The Rabbi's Roundtable Discussion Group with Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at I p.m. at the Sumter County Adminis- tration and Library Building (with the golden dome) at 7375 Powell Rd. (near Pinellas Plaza and 466A), Wildwood. The Rabbi's Roundtable series explores Jewish spiritual belief and how it affects our thoughts, our actions and our personal experiences and aspirations. The roundtable provides a unique opportunity to talk with the rabbi as she leads an informal and interactive dis- cussion focusing on topics of contemporary Jewish interest. Saturday, Nov. 26: Shab- bat Morning Thanksgiving Service led by Rabbi Karen Allen, at 10 a.m. The service will include special readings for Thanksgiving. A Kiddush will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg, with the entrance on Center Street. More information is avail- able on the synagogue website: or by calling the synagogue at 352-326-3692.