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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 4, 2009 Friends raise money and volunteer The Friends of the Jew- ish Pavilion is an auxil- iary committed to ~'ais- ing funds to support the day-to-day operations of the charity. Under the leadership of Elise Schil- owitz, all members of the Friends board have jobs. Most are responsible for one fundraising or social event a year. In addition, all members of the Friends board volunteer with se- niors. While Gloria Newberger chairs the Happy Hours, the board rotates its involve- ment in the weekly Happy Hours held at Savannah Court in Maitland. Carol Feuerman, former president of The Friends of the Jewish Pavilion board, enjoys a Happy Hour event with a Jewish resident of Savannah Court. Marilyn Felson (l), Gloria Newberger and Marye Dreayer, who come regularly to the Happy Hours at Savannah Court, lead a sing-along with the residents. Holocaust scholar discusses 2nd and 3rd generation responses Each November the Ho- locaust Memorial Resource and Education Center hosts a community remembrance of Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass." It com- memorates Nov. 9-10. 1938, when organized Nazi militia destroyed Jewish businesses and invaded Jewish homes. That night, 267 synagogues were destroyed and nearly a hundred people killed, and as many as 30,000 people were captured and deported to slave labor camps. Al- though the Holocaust did not begin with a single event or on one specific date, this pogrom is identi- fied by many historians as the beginning of the Final Solution. This year, the Center's program featured Dr. Alan Berger, director of Holo- caust and Judaic Studies. Florida Atlantic University. He spoke on Shaping Holo- caust Memory: The Second and Third Generations Respond, a reflection on the themes and messages of literature produced by children and grandchildren of survivors. Berger reminded the au- dience that often survivors themselves did not speak of their experiences, at least at Dr. Alan Berger (seated) discusses the Holocaust with Wolf Kahn, a survivor from Orlando. first, because of a need to assimilate the horrors they had faced. As they bore and raised children, the Holo- caust was still part of their history and clearly impacted Scholar on page 22A PAGE 11A i Honest Reporting director speaks at UCF University of Central Florida Judaic Studies Dis- tinguished Lecturers Series featured Gary Kenzer (second from right), NaHonal USA executive director for Honest Reporting, who spoke on "The Media and Israel: Finding Common Ground" at UCF. Standing with Kenzer, are from left: Jeff Golub, Donna Render, Dr. Moshe Pelli, Dr. Ken Hanson and Rabbi Gary Per- ras of Temple Israel. Gary Kenzer lectures to students Oct. 27 at UCF on "Honest Reporting."