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Super Sunday Snapshots

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30th, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County celebrated its annual Super Sunday event to kick off the 2011 campaign. Over 50 volunteers gathered at Temple Beth Jacob in Newburgh to make phone calls soliciting support from people throughout the Orange County Jewish community. The event raised $50,000, which is distributed in Orange County, in Israel and around the world. The Jewish Federation helps to nurture the quality of Jewish life. In partnership with other Jewish institutions, the Federation promotes the advancement of Jewish learning and seeks to perpetuate Jewish values, practices and traditions. Federation also helps to assist those facing hardship at home and abroad. Gail Oliver, 1st Vice President of Federation, praised the Super Sunday volunteers. “It is so important to come together as a community, to raise the funds which will have an important impact on the lives of so many people in our county and around the world,” said Oliver. “The important work of recipient agencies, such as Jewish Family Service and the Newburgh Jewish Community Center, is incredibly vital to the well-being of our community.”

Carla Wise, Jeff Berkman and Geoff Chanin

Jack Berkowitz and Ilene Rabinowe

Photos by Gail Oliver

Jeff Forman

Adria Gross

Mother-and-son team Sherrill Murray Lazarus and Avery Lazarus

Behind the scenes with Sharon Ball and Ilene Rabinowe

Making sure the volunteers are wellfed, Bob Soll and Sheila Levinstein

Clerical workers Morris Sobel, making the tally, and Roberta Frischman

Mona Rieger and Mark Fink

Finding good phone numbers on the computer, Lorraine Wernow

Trainers George Levy and Rick Emanuel


A Carrot, an Egg and a Cup of Coffee

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By Rabbi Michael Laxmeter ears ago, I came across a wonderful piece of what I feel is a very inspirational story, and as my wife, Judy, and I wind down our four years here in the Hudson Valley, I thought I would share this story with you in the hope that it inspires you as much as it has inspired me over the years.

A Carrot, An Egg and a Cup of Coffee

You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. young woman went to her mother and told her Rabbi Michael about her life and how things Laxmeter were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them

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in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me, what do you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied. Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”  Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity ... boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. “Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?” Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit,

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but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. Rabbi Michael Laxmeter is the spiritual leader of Congregation Agudas Israel in Newburgh.


Monroe Temple to present Scholar-in-Residence weekend

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Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism will present a Scholar-inResidence weekend, from March 11th through March 13th, at the Monroe Temple, 314 North Main St., with guest speaker and scholar Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Rabbi Reuven an expert Firestone on JewishMuslim relations. “This is a wonderful opportunity to attend and learn about this fascinating subject with a true expert,” said Monroe Temple Rabbi Garry Loeb. he

“Rabbi Firestone is professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College, and founder and director of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement at the University of Southern California.” Educated at Antioch College, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, New York University, where he received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies, he was ordained at Hebrew Union College. “He has lived in Israel and Egypt, and has traveled and lectured extensively in Europe, Asia and especially the Middle East,” advised Loeb. “He has authored more than eighty scholarly essays and seven books.” “The stunning events in

Monroe Temple invites community to book swap

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Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism, Temple Beth-El, will sponsor a book swap in the Social Hall at the Temple, 314 North Main St. in Monroe, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, open to congregants and the general community. The event is sponsored by the Temple Torah School and Social Action Committee to highlight the commandment of bal tashchit, the importance of saving trees and the environment. In contemporary Judaism advocates often point to bal tashchit as an environmental principle. “Congregants were asked to donate gently-used books over a period of four Sundays, and received a coupon indicating the number of books which they gave,” explained Debbie Evans, Co-Chair of the Torah School Committee. “We have collected in excess of 1,000 books and will donate any left over after the book swap to the local library, Orange Regional Medical Center and a homeless shelter,” added Evans. On April 3rd congregants can redeem their coupons and take home the same number of books as they donated; books also will be available for sale at 50 cents apiece. For further information, call 7832626 or email mnrotmpl@frontiernet. net. he

Egypt, which may reverberate in the Middle East, give a sense of urgency for us to continue to make an effort to understand our Islamic neighbors,” stated Betsy Utnick, chairperson of the Social Action Committee. “Rabbi Firestone is regularly invited to lecture at colleges and universities worldwide, and has lectured and led workshops in numerous churches, synagogues and mosques throughout the United States and abroad,” continued Utnick. “If there is to be peace, there must be understanding.” “Our thanks to the BlumMerians Foundation for making this outstanding program possible,” said Rabbi Loeb. “Plan on joining us. You do not want to miss this.”

Scholar-in-Residence weekend

Friday, March 11   7:30 pm – Shabbat Service followed by presentation: THE MEANING OF CHOSENNESS IN JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM. Followed by Questions & Answers. Saturday, March 12 10 am – Shabbat Service & Torah Study; D’var Torah by Rabbi Firestone Noon – Catered Luncheon - Middle Eastern theme. NO CHARGE. Presentation: THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM: Islam and Its Relationship With Judaism 7:30 pm – Presentation – Will examine events currently happening in the Middle East from a scholar’s perspective. OPEN TO THE ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY – NO CHARGE – RSVP requested. Sunday, March 13 9:00 am – Presentation – The topic will address the future. With discussion including, but not limited to, Islam in America; Muslims, Neighbors With Whom We Will Go Forward; What Does Islam Really Say About Jews and Judaism? Do We Need to Fear Those Who Practice Islam? Is There Really a Clash of Civilizations?

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Eric Komar Sunday, March 27 11 am Suggested Donation $18 per family

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Listeners of all ages have enjoyed the Jewish rock, folk, and jazz of Eric Komar. The veteran singersongwriter-guitarist has performed at synagogues, JCCs, and Hillels nationwide, and has appeared at CAJE and URJ Biennial conventions. Eric’s debut CD Notes From The Underground (2003) contains the peace anthem “Lo Yisa Goi,” and “Don’t Give Up the Hope,” plus a solo guitar rendition of the Israeli National Anthem which appeared on the CD Ruach 5767 from Transcontinental Music. Eric’s second effort, Two Life (2007), featured “Justice, Justice,” which is among two dozen songs in Tzedek Tirdof The Social Action Songbook + CD published by Transcontinental Music. His third CD Ripples (2010) goes in a whole new direction. Eric lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and two cats.

Jewish Music Programming at Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism in memory of

Harry Hirschberg

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Honorials

Make your presence felt long into the future

& Memorials

In honor of and congratulations to Nava and Joe Herzog on the birth of Molly Alexa, from Raena and Alan Korenman. In memory of Jerry Brisman, dear husband of Gloria Brisman, from Andrea and Michael Dubroff.   In memory of Beth Miller to the Miller family, from the Barlow family.   In memory of Jerry Brisman to Gloria Brisman and family, from Karen Levin.   In memory of Beth Miller to Warren Miller and family, from Sherrie KaneGraber and family.   In honor of  Joyce Waschitz, from Sherrie Kane-Graber and family.   In honor of the Federation with thanks for all you do, from Sherrie Kane-Graber and family.   In memory of Diane Lederman, cherished daughter of Grace and Walter Goldberg.   In memory of Hannah and Sol Miller, from Stuart Miller.   In memory of Emma Mandelblatt, dear mother of Alla and Boris Lipkin, from Raena and Alan Korenman.   In memory of Jeff Rubin’s dear father, from Raena and Alan Korenman.   A donation has been made to the Alla

and Boris Lipkin Endowment Fund in memory of Emma Mandelblatt, dear mother of Alla, to Alla and Boris Lipkin, from Carole and Art Weintraub. In memory of Emma Mandelblatt to the Lipkin and Mandelblatt families, from Mona and Ian Rieger.   In honor of and Mazel Tov to Sharon and Jerry Goldberg on their son, Ricky Goldberg receiving his MBA. A donation has been made to the Alfred Goldberger Holocaust Memorial Fund, from Ann and Mark Fink.   A donation has been made to the Alfred Goldberger Holocaust Memorial Fund in memory of Beth Miller, dear wife of Warren Miller, from Sharon and Jerome Goldberg.   A donation has been made to the Alfred Goldberger Holocaust Memorial Fund in memory of Marian and Larry Goldberg to Michelle Mosner, from Sharon Goldberg.   In honor of Joyce Waschitz with wishes for a speedy recovery, from Sharon and Jerry Goldberg.   In memory of Joe Epstein’s dear mother to Karen and Joe Epstein, from Sharon, Jerry and Stephanie Goldberg. A donation has been made to the Alfred Goldberger Holocaust Memorial Fund.   In honor of the memory of Michael Sussman’s dear father, Morton Sussman.

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By Mark Fink

our presence is needed.

For your family. For your community. For Israel. For the Jewish people. But what will happen when you can no longer be there?    A planned gift to your Jewish community enables you to be present forever. Whether your gift is used to provide for the needs of the Jewish poor, to assist the elderly, to rescue Jews in need around the world or to fight anti-Semitism — no matter where or when in the future, you can be there to help.     You don’t have to be wealthy to help. Planned giving offers many benefits. If you give during your lifetime, you will receive a charitable income tax deduction. If your estate is subject to taxes, a gift made at death will provide a tax deduction. Perhaps most important is the enduring nature of planned giving — you may use the fund to honor or remember a loved one, perpetuating your family name long beyond your lifetime.     You designate how your gift is to be used: to provide unrestricted funds to help meet community needs now and in the future; or to provide permanent resources to aid identified programs, projects, agencies, organizations, or initiatives that are of particular interest to you and your family.

   It’s up to you. Current circumstances and resources may dictate when you choose to initiate your gift, how much you give and why. You may need to consider your own financial needs or you may want to provide income for loved ones. You may want to make a lasting contribution, but may be unable to make a substantial gift right now or you may simply prefer to initiate giving through you will. No matter what your motivation for giving, how much you are able to give or when you would like your gift to begin — there’s an option for you.     A charitable bequest provides a gift through your will; a life-income plan provides payments to you at regular intervals throughout your lifetime; an endowment provides a permanent source of present and future income for your Jewish community or to support a charitable interest of your choice.     There are a number of options available; any of them will allow you to create a legacy that provides for future generations, while making sure that you and your loved ones are able to reap significant benefits.     An endowment is forever. Let your name be remembered as a blessing. Mark Fink, CPA, is a past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County.

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER ORANGE COUNTY HAROLD LEVINE NAMED ENDOWMENT PROGRAM

ESTHER & FALK LEVINE JACK N. & JESSICA B. BLINKOFF MEMORIAL FUND EDITH & EUGENE MULLIN MEMORIAL FUND

ELLIS HECHT MEMORIAL FUND

SYLVIA & MURRAY MINTZ MEMORIAL FUND

HARRIET & JACK LEVY PEARL COHN MEMORIAL FUND MEMORIAL FUND

CELIA & BERNARD BRICKMAN

FLORENCE & JACQUES LEVINE

IRV KAPLAN MEMORIAL FUND

RABBI KURT & LORE METZGER MEMORIAL FUND

DR. PAUL LIPSCHULTZ MEMORIAL FUND

MARVIN & EVELYN ABRAMOWITZ MEMORIAL FUND

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ROSE COHEN MEMORIAL FUND

THE GUTTERMANGOLDBERG FAMILY

ALFRED GOLDBERGER HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL FUND

PAUL ORNSTEIN LESLIE A. HANDLER RACHEL & EMANUEL THE GITTELSOHN PEARL & NATHAN OLIVER MEMORIAL FUND MEMORIAL FUND FAMILY MEMORIAL FUND REISER

MORRIS & ESTELLE SPIVACK MARION RIDER LEVIN MEMORIAL FUND MEMORIAL FUND JOSEPH SCHULHOF MEMORIAL FUND

EDNA & SHEPARD DR. IRVING & DR. REUBEN & GERALD & JUNE PRYLUCK GEORGIA ANDERMAN GERTRUDE MOKOTOFF KREISBERG

THE SURESKY FLORENCE SUSSMAN LIBBY & MAT MEMORIAL FUND SCHLEIFER FAMILY

HAROLD & LEONA NADLE MEMORIAL FUND

DR. MARTIN ALTCHEK MEMORIAL FUND

ANDREA DUBROFF

LILLIAN & NORMAN HECHT HAROLD LEVINE MEMORIAL FUND

GLORYA COVEL SMITH

LAWRENCE & MARION R. LEVIN MEMORIAL FUND THE RIEGER FAMILY

ALLA & BORIS LIPKIN


Jewish Family Service

Yeladeinu (Our Children)

During this cold and snowy winter, the Yeladeinu program is creating some warm memories! Youngsters with disabilities and their families had a wonderful afternoon of snowtubing at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Twenty- six participants braved single-digit temperatures to experience the thrill of speeding down the hillside on a beautiful winter day in January. In celebration of Jewish Disabilities Month, the Special Sundays class led the Shabbat of Inclusion service at the Monroe Temple on Friday, February 4th. The evening started with a community dinner, after which there were special crafts, dancing and storytelling. The youngsters, each of whom has special learning needs, then led the congregation in prayer through dance, Sign Language and selected readings. Proud parents, Special Sundays students and members of the congregation were all very moved by this joyful service.  The Yeladeinu program is open to Jewish youngsters with any type of disability, including learning disabilities, and offers special-education

Sunday School classes, counseling, financial aid, and a two-week summer camp in addition to frequent family events. There are several exciting Yeladeinu family events being planned for the next few months and parents are encouraged to contact Sandra Brown at the Jewish Family Service office, 341-1173, ext. 305, or check the JFS website: jfsorange.org , for further information.

Lunch With Friends

For most of this very difficult winter, we have had a successful lunch program for adults with developmental disabilities. They come with good appetites and are happy to have a warm bowl of chicken soup to eat when they sit down. We sing traditional Shabbat songs and songs of greeting to create an inviting and familiar atmosphere. With some repetition, our guests are now more familiar with the songs and the routine of our lunch.  This is truly an event of inclusion, where our adults with special needs, staff and volunteers all interact to make this a meaningful experience. Our

next Lunch With Friends program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2011. For more information, please call Marjorie Faber at the Jewish Family Service office, 341-1173, ext. 308.

Call Jewish Family Service if…

n  You’re looking for very affordable supportive counseling; n You’re concerned about a loved one who lives alone or is having difficulty taking care of him/ herself; n You need emergency financial assistance; n You need help finding out which government benefits you might be eligible for; n You are having some difficulties managing at  home and need some support.  

If you have skills in these areas, WE NEED YOU: n Website management n Social networking n Office reception (answering phones) n Grant research n Volunteer recruitment (Bikkur Cholim)

WORSHIP WITH THESE SYNAGOGUES ON FRIDAY MARCH 4TH Please contact each for more information.

Congregation Beth Hillel - Walden 778-7374 7:00; dinner & service Congregation B’nai Torah - Greenwood Lake 783-9830 7:00 service & oneg Congregation Eitz Chaim - Monroe 783-7424 5:30; dinner & service Monroe Temple Beth-El - 783-2626 6:30 dinner & service Temple Beth Jacob - Newburgh 562-5516 6:00 dinner & service Temple Beth Shalom - Florida 651-7817 7:00 service & festive oneg Temple Sinai - Middletown 343-1861 6:00 dinner & service WE ARE ORANGE COUNTY, NY RESIDENTS. I would like my child or children to receive a free book or CD in the mail every month for a year from 6 months to 6 years of age. Help your child’s sense of Jewish identity grow strong during their first 6 years. Sign up for The PJ Library and you’ll receive a free, high quality children’s book or CD each month that will enrich your Jewish family relationships. The PJ Library is free. Funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County and local funders, it’s a gift that will nourish a Jewish life from the start.

68 Stewart Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550

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TEMPLE SINAI PRESENTS A TRIP TO MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE SUNDAY APRIL 3rd 2011 Meet at 9:00AM. at Temple Sinai for a continental breakfast. The bus leaves at 9:45. Spend the day exploring The Museum of Jewish Heritage, located at 36 Battery Place in NYC. We have scheduled guided tours of the Core Exhibitions and a Special Exhibition "Fire in my Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh." Afterwards you will have dinner at Noah's Ark in the Lower East Side. Return to Temple Sinai by approximately 8:00PM. Cost for admission to the museum and round-trip bus transportation is $40 for adults and $32 for students. Food at the museum and Noah's Ark is not included. Paid reservations must be received by March 1. 2011, so SIGN UP TODAY! Temple Sinai 75 Highland Avenue Middletown, NY 10940 845-343-1862 Email: lcg@hvc.rr.com You can also contact Linda Dubin at 845-651-0051

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NJCC EVENTS

The Newburgh JCC Hanukkah party was a huge success. Over 75 people made it out, and each and every one had a great time. A huge thanks to Allan’s Falafels, our great DJs and everyone who helped out. At right, Lynne Arnold stands in front of her artwork at the JCC’s Art Exhibit at City Hall last month. Far right, Bruce Bleach, JCC Art Instructor, is proud of his students’ masterpieces.

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Open to the Beginner, Jewish or Not Free of Charge, Space Limited! March Classes: Newburgh, Temple Beth Jacob Need Information? Want to Register? Call Temple Beth Jacob at 562-5516 Sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism

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Beginners Guitar Lessons Kids Ages 9-15 8 weeks only $75.00

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Pizza & Movie Days (Adults) 12pm Thursday 3/31 President’s Day Program Monday, February 21st Mad Science - Slime Workshop x

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Kedem Winery - Wine Tasting Trip Sunday, March 27th 2:00pm

x Health & Wellness Fair Sunday, April 3rd 10:00am—3:00pm x Holocaust Remembrance Program Sunday, May 1st @ Mount Saint Mary College

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ARE YOU A SNOWBIRD? Please provide us with your winter address and the dates you are away. Simply call 5627860 or e-mail info@jewishorangeny.org and we will make sure our correspondence continues to reach you. THANKS

Local Synagogues

There are presently ten synagogues serving Greater Orange County, New York’s thriving Jewish Community. To help you find the congregation that best suits your lifestyle, we have provided a brief synagogue overview. For more detailed information, we invite you to contact each synagogue directly.

Congregation Agudas Israel

Location: Newburgh • Phone: 845-562-5604 Affiliation: Conservative

Congregation Ahavas Torah

Location: Monroe • Phone: 845-783-7565 Affiliation: Orthodox

Congregation Beth Hillel

Location: Walden • Phone: 845-778-7374 Affiliation: Conservative Website: www.congregationbethhillel.org

Congregation B’nai Torah

Location: Greenwood Lake • Phone: 845-477-3716 • Affiliation: Conservative

Congregation Eitz Chaim

Location: Monroe • Phone: 845-783-7424 Affiliation: Conservative Website: www.eitzchaim-monroe.org

Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism

Location: Monroe • Phone: 845-783-2626 Affiliation: Reform Website: www.monroetemple.org

Temple Beth El

Location: Port Jervis • Phone: 845-856-1722 Affiliation: Conservative

Temple Beth Jacob

Location: Newburgh Phone: 845-562-5516 Affiliation: Reform Website: www.tbjnewburgh.org

Temple Beth Shalom

Location: Florida, NY • Phone: 845-651-7817 Affiliation: Reform • Website: www.tbsny.org

Temple Sinai

Location: Middletown • Phone: 845-343-1861 Affiliation: Conservative Website: www.templesinaimiddletown.com

LOCAL Agencies Jewish Family Service

Location: Middletown • Phone: 845-341-1173 Location: Newburgh • Phone: 845-562-8372

Newburgh Jewish Community Center

Location: Newburgh • Phone: 845-561-6602 Website: www.newburghjcc.org

Noar of Newburgh Chapter of Hadassah

Location: Newburgh and surrounding areas Phone: Paula Martino 845-567-0377

Monroe Hadassah

Location: Monroe • Phone: Ruth Sussman 845-783-3660

Middletown Chapter of Hadassah

Location: Middletown and surrounding areas Phone: Cynthia Weintraub 845-386-3395

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