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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 20, 2013 PAGE 7A OB -L AR ES JACK S. WIESENFELD Jack S., Wiesenfeld of Tam- pa died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. He was 87 years old. Mr. Wi- esenfeld was born in Boston, grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Tampa 10 years ago after living in Maitland since 1969. Mr. Wiesenfeld was a U.S. Navy veteran having served proudly in the Pacific during WWII. He was a volunteer with many organizations including the usa, Faith Caf, the Chesed Shel Emes, tutored students in reading, and through Sar-El he volun- teered each year for 12 years to serve in the Israeli Army. In the June 28, 2013 issue of the Heritage, GloriaYousha printed a letter he wrote to the community in her column, Scene Around, in which he encouraged his friends here in Central Florida to volunteer in the IDF program he was involved in. He wrote: "I am about to embark on my 12th annual trip to Israel to volunteer with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) pro- gram. The program used to be called Sar-El, which stood for Volunteers for Israel, but now is called IDF. I will eat and sleep at an Army base and will not know which one, until I arrive in Israel. I will not be asked to do anything that is too dif- ficult, too dangerous nor will I be asked to lift anything too heavy. Regardless of the job I am asked to do, my being there will replace a soldier. I will work a normal four and a half day veek and then will be able to,go off base and go anywheren Israel on my own and pay my own expense. There are a few hostels for the Army personnel and we are able to stay at them at no charge. I look forward to the people that I will meet.., not necessarily Jewish. They are people of all ages, from all over the world. Speaking of age, I will be 88 years old in December and I have never been asked to do a task that I could not handle. Israel and its growth never cease to amaze me, and how difficult it is to recognize places that I had been before. One of the benefits of vol- unteering is the friendships we make. I look forward to seeing a friend of mine from Holland. We keep in touch andwe call each other once or twice a month. I look forward to my trip each year and plan it when school is out, because I still volunteer in school. After all these visits to Israel, I am still only a private in the IDF. I would like to encourage The history of the Jews during the Civil War Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a special program titled "Jews in the Civil War" to be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 SR 200 in Ocala. The program will be pre- sented by Channah Zim- merman who will relate, dramatize and chronicle the history of the Jews during the Civil War era from both sides of the conflict. Tickets are $8 per person and also include refreshments. Tickets may be purchased from Mary (352 2056), Judi (352 237-8277, So- nia (352 307-3662), or Estelle (352 861-2452). This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. For further information please call Judi (352 237-8277) or visit our website bethisrae- Sudoku (see page 14 for solution SUDOKU Answers from 12/13/2013 men and women to share this wonderful experience and Israel needs you." He then encouraged folks to call him personally with any questions, and if he didn't answer, "it is because I may be in Israel." Mr. Wiesenfeld was a mem- ber of Congregation Rodeph Shalom and the Jewish War Veterans, Albert Aronovitz Post #373. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 20 years, Selma, and his loving companion, Goldie Shear. Mr. Wiesenfeld is survivored by his sons and daughters-in- law, Neil and Teri Wiesenfeld, Damien & Leslie Wiesenfeld; daughters and son-in-law, Ellen (Wiesenfeld) and Albert Sanfilippo, and Tiffani Wi- esenfeld; sister and brother- in-law, Ethel and Norman Bige; nine grandchildren; and his former companions family, Steve and Jeff Shear and their families along with many other close friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Tampa. Inter- ment will be at Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Rodeph Shalom Education Fund. Condolences may be expressed online at MARTHA J. "MARTY" WOLKIND Martha (Gigi) Wolkind passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Orlando Regional Medical Center, with her daughter by her side. She was 97 years old. Mrs. Wolkind was born in the Lower East Side of New York City on Oct. 2, 1916, the daughter of the late Isadore and Freida Kessler Jacobs. She married her late husband Benjamin Wolkind in 1940 and they moved to the Orlando area in 1959. They were mar- ried for nearly 59 years when he passed away in 1999. Mrs. Wolkind was a long- time member of Congrega- tion of Reform Judaism and a lifelong member of Hadassah. Gigi, as she was known to her grandchildren, volunteered as a candy striper at Winter Park Hospital in the 1960s. Later, in the 1990s, she loved working at the Altamonte Mall taking surveys and making friends along the way. Her love of reading and theatre was passed on to her three daughters, grandchildrenand great-grandchildren. She kept up with all that was going on in the world and voiced her political opinions to anyone who would listen. She was a woman of strength, character and grace and her smile will be sorely missed. Mrs. Wolkind is survived by her daughters, Fran Miles of River Ridge, La.; Debbie (Joseph) Kantor of Win- dermere; and Ellie (Ken) Barrett of St. Augustine; four grandchildren, Heather Barkin, Jonathan Brooks, Jeremy Miles and David Miles; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held at Congregation of Reform Judaism Cemetery in Gotha, with Rabbi Steven Engel and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiating. The family requests donations in memory of Martha Wolkind to the Denise Cohen Memo- rial Library Fund at CRJ, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando 32810. Arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. you could SQVe 28/o * Call 1-866-929-9071 to see how much you could save on car insurance. Not,cnol overoge ar ",,qu al sa 0. bosed or' doto E'surarce between 12/1/t! and 4/O/12 .... 2,3 ': ............................................................................. : ........... an AIIstate'compony 3 4 689 1 51 38 81 35 57 41 74 32 3 671 2 4 ,, SlatPoint Mdia Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory 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 sched- ules shown at; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (0), 1190 Highway A1A, 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), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 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 Emeth (R),2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R.200, Ocala,352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283;; 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 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;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; 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;; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 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 El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond B each, 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 Shalom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; 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. 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), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongrega-; 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 of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist