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PAGE IOA HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 25, 2009 Brandeis offers scholarship opportunities for Russian-speaking students The Brandeis-Genesis In- stitute for Russian Jewry is offering merit scholarships of up to $7,500 per year to a select number of students enter- ing Brandeis in fall 2010. The scholarships are for Russian- speaking students who wish to be of service to the Jewish community. The BGI is a new initiative at Brandeis University that pro- vides financial support, men- toring, special programming, support and related activities to Russian-speaking students. The BGI engages high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students, serv- ing as a center for creating and strengthening a network of Russian-speaking students, supporting academic excel- lence, developing the field of Russian Jewish studies, connecting Russian-speaking students to their communities and building bridges between Russian-speaking Jews and the broader Jewish commu- nity. The BGI is supported by the Genesis Philanthropy Group. As a condition of their fel- lowship, Brandeis-Genesis Fellows make a commitment to participating in special events throughout the aca- demic year that involve them in the Jewish community. These may include retreats, educational and cultural events, service projects and other activities. BGI Fel- lows themselves will play a significant role in designing these activities. Participation in religious activities is not required. Students applying to enter Brandeis as first-year students in the fall of 2010 will be con- sidered for BGI fellowships. Each fellowwill receive a merit award of $7,500 per year above and beyond need-based finan- cial aid. Qualified applicants must be Russian speakers, show academic promise, and show interest in issues of Jew- ish identity and service to the Jewish community. Interested students should apply through the regular Brandeis University under- graduate admissions process and should indicate their interest in the BGI fellowship within the parameters of the application form. Further information about the BGI fellowships and the BGI generally is available at For general questions about the BGI fellowship program, direct questions to the BGI office at or 781-736-8410. Questions about the Brandeis Uni- versity admissions process specifically may be directed to David Rion at drion@ Jacobs family presents Green Series to Holocaust Center Harry A. Jacobs, author of the recently published book, "The Pentagon Brank," and his family presented three volumes of the "Trials of War Criminals before the Nuern- berg Military Tribunals," Volumes XII, XIII, XIV, to The Holocaust Memorial Re- source and Education Center of Florida. The books are part of a 15-volume series also known as The Green Series. They chronicle the 12 trials of almost 200 defendants, including diplomats, politi- cians and jurists, such as Ernst von Weizsaecker, the State Secretary of the For- eign Office; the directors of I.G. Farben; and physicians, such as Gerhard Rose. The trials, conducted in English and German, were carried out under the direct authority of the Allied Con- trol Council, Law No. 10. They lasted two and a half years and produced more than 300,000 pages of testi- mony and evidence. During the early 1950s, Jacobs was employed by the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon. He was an editor of the records of the trial pro- ceedings and instrumental in compiling the transcripts into The Green Series. The presentation was made Nov. 24 on behalf of the Harry A. Jacobs family. On hand were Harry Jacobs; his son, Brad; Brad's wife, Eve Homburger Jacobs; Brad and Eve's son, Marc Hom- burger Jacobs; and Ed and Barbara Elkes of Lake Mary. The books were accepted by Pamela Kancher, executive director of the Holocaust Center. Glaser's Chanukah review rocks Temple Israel The second evening of Chanukah was the night internationally-known mu- sician Sam Glaser showed Central Florida how to celebrate a holiday. Jewish music and clapping could be heard coming from the Temple Israel sanctuary in Winter Springs as Glaser showcased his repertoire of songs ranging from the "Dreidel Song" to samples taken from his numerous albums. Participating on stage with Glaser were Debbie Meitin and Valerie Kahn. The three sang"Oseh Shalom" to the delight of the audience. Another highlight of the program was the Temple Israel religious school choir who joined Sam on stage for three songs. The next communitywide event at Temple Israel will be the monthly congregational Shabbat dinner scheduled for Friday evening, Jan. 29. The theme for January is Tu B'Shevat. Those interested in attending should make a reservation online at or call the office at 407-647-3055. First-time dinner attendees are invited as guests of the synagogue. Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. On the evening of Jan. 29, Temple Israel will welcome the members of Or Hadash as dinner guests followed by services at 7 p.m. Fourth and fifth graders from the TI reli- gious school will participate in the service. The Temple Israel religious school choir sings with Sam Glaser at the Rockin' Chanukah Review. OB .AR ES RABBI LOUIS DIMPSON Rabbi Louis Dimpson of Orlando, Fla., died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. He was 93 years old. Rabbi Dimpson was born in London, England, on Nov. 14, 1916 to the late Kalman and Eugenie (nee Kossman) Dimpson. Rabbi Dimpson graduated summa cum laude from Jew's College (the Jewish Theo- logical Seminary of England) and summa cure laude from University College, London. He was awarded numerous honors and prizes for academ- ics and scholarship. Prior to immigrating to the United States in September 1963, Rabbi Dimpson spent 20 years as a rabbi, cantor, lecturer, journalist and edu- cator. He was very involved with interfaith relations in England, at one point hosting his own television program, "The Rabbi's Viewpoint." Following the assassination of President Kennedy, Rabbi Dimpson delivered a televised eulogy, a copy of which is permanently housed in the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati. After arriving in the United States, he served congregations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vir- ginia. It was in Virginia, ac- cording to those who knew him, where he--an avowed bachelor in his late 60s--met the love of his life, June Holt, who survives him. Following Rabbi Dimpson's move to Key West in 1988 to assume the pulpit at Congre- gation B'nai Zion, the couple married in January 1989. He Plant Trees in Israel through Jewish National Fund 800-542-8733 JNF, for ISRAEL JtWISH ^T,o,u. forever. became ill in 1991 and re- quired frequenttreatments in Orlando. He retired from B'nai Zion in 1994 and they moved permanently to the Orlando area. His illnesses prevented him from participating fully in the Jewish life of Orlando, but he maintained his numerous friendships from all over the world, says loved ones. Graveside funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of- ficiating. Donations in memory of Rabbi Dimpson may be made to Jewish Family Services, 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. THERESA E. KAPLAN Theresa E. Kaplan of Mai- tland, Fla., died on Saturday, Dec. 12. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Kaplan was born in Chel- sea, Mass., on June 12,1915 to the late Morris and Mary (nee Steinbach) Goldman. Following graduation from high school and secretarial school, she married Simon Jack Kaplan. They were mar- ried for 52 years before he died in 1990. A homemaker, Mrs. Kaplan worked in her family's business, Goldman Dairy of Chelsea, Mass., and with her husband in their kitchen furniture business in Worcester, Mass. In 1977 the couple retired to Mait- land where she became an avid golfer and enthusiastic traveler, particularly cruis- ing. Until well after her 94th birthday, she attend thrice weekly yoga classes, swam and walked daily on her treadmill. Mrs. Kaplan was a lifelong member of Hadassah and longtime member of the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. Over the years, she belonged to numerous synagogues. Mrs. Kaplan is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Dr. Martin) Cohen of Pitts- burgh, and Nancy (Bob) Carvin of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla; grandchildren, Dr. Adam (Elizabeth) Cohen of Valrico,Fla., Julie Cohen (Bryan Neft) of Pittsburgh, Andy (Susanne) Carvin of Silver Spring, Md., and Eric Carvin (Dr. Kimberly Noble) of New York City; and seven great-grandchildren. Loved ones said she was a "loving wife and mother, and her gentle spirit and warm nature attracted numerous friends. She never spoke an unkind word about anybody, and everyone who knew her sang her praises." Donations in memory of Mrs. Kaplan may be made to the American Macular Degen- eration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA01061- 0515 or the Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751. Graveside funeral services were held Dec. 15 at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, Mass. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beth Sha- lom Memorial Chapel, Or- lando. DR. SAM SULMAN Dr. Sam Sulman died Nov. 28, 2009. Hewas 91 years old. Dr. Sulman was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Bessie and Harry Suiman on July 28, 1918. He interned at the Bar- oness Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and graduated from the University of Ten- nessee in Memphis, Tenn. He served in the Army Medical Corps in England and Scotland. After being discharged from the Army, he took his residency in proctology at the Ferguson Drosta Clinic in Grand Rap- ids, Mich. He established his medical practice in 1947 in Orlando and was report- edly the first proctologist in Central Florida. Dr. Sulman was president of staff of Florida Hospital on Rollins Avenue. He also was president of the Florida Proctologic Society as well as Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in Proc- tology. He also served as president of Congregation Ohev Shalom and was a member of Temple Israel in Winter Springs. Friends and family said that when he retired he loved attending classes, studying the Bible, learning foreign languages and playing dupli- cate bridge. He loved music, played the violin and was a wonderful dancer. He and his wife, Bernice, danced all over the world, but their favorite place was the Rainbow Room in New York City. Those close to him said, "The world will have to look far and wide to find a more outstanding compassionate doctor and human being than Sam Sulman. He has enriched every life he came into contact with, being a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and to all his family." Dr. Sulman is survived by his wife, Bernice; his daugh- ter, Marji Lekach of Orlando; sisters, Gitta (Bryson) Engel of Orlando, and Minna Pearl- man of Asheville, N.C.; one grandchild; and two great- grandchildren. He was pre- ceded in death by son, Charles, and daughter, Robin. Donations in memory of Dr. Sulman may be made to Temple Israel in Winter Springs, the Jewish Pavilion and the United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth at 841 Ocean Park- way, Brooklyn, N.Y. Services were held at Tem- ple Israel Cemeterywith Rabbi Gary Perras officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Banfield Fu- neral Home, Winter Springs, Fla.