The Jewish News - January 2019

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January 2019

COMMUNITY FOCUS

Abigail Pogrebin shined at Sarasota-Manatee ORT event This program is Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

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bigail Pogrebin shined in sunny Sarasota when she spoke about her book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, at a luncheon sponsored by the Sarasota-Manatee ORT chapter and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. How fortunate for 200 people to have been together on November 11 at Michael’s On East in the Year of Chai, on Veterans Day, in the same room where Abigail’s mother, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, spoke 24 years prior. Joan Gastman and Kim Sheintal ably chaired the event. Monies raised benefited two ORT young adult programs that serve a diverse population in Israel. Kfar Silver Youth Village, a picturesque campus outside Ashkelon, has 630 students in grades 7-12, including

237 boarders. Owned by World ORT, it serves teens from those with learning challenges to gifted students. The school is like home and offers them guidance for a bright future. The Kfar Silver Excellence in Athletics program for 70 outstanding athletes combines academic curriculum and on-campus training for athletes to hopefully represent Israel at the Olympics.

Beersheva Technological College, founded in 1954 as the first Israel center for vocational training, has 2,000 students who reflect the cultural mosaic of southern Israel. About 1,700 major in practical engineering study tracks and 80% of its graduates work in their areas of specialization. In its partnership with the college, ORT provides curriculum input, scholarships

Federation and Sarasota-Manatee ORT volunteers enjoyed working together

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and business management. Funds are needed to help Israel maintain its posi-By G tion as a world leader in high-tech innovation and development. For information about SarasotaManatee ORT, call the ORT Floridadelig Region office at 561.997.1071. ty w

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Joan Gastman and Kim Sheintal were proud to have their picture taken with Abigail Pogrebin (photo courtesy of Charlotte Reed)

Seth Miller, Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Florida, to speak at Temple Beth Sholom

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emple Beth Sholom’s Men’s on issues related to wrongful convicClub and Sisterhood proudly tions. He also teaches Post-Conviction announce a program featuring Remedies and Wrongful Convictions Seth Miller, Executive Director of the as an adjunct professor at the Florida Innocence Project of Florida and the State University College of Law. President of the Innocence The Innocence Network, a consortium of Project of Florida, a more than 70 innocence non-profit organizaorganizations across the tion, helps innocent United States and abroad. prisoners in Florida On Sunday, January 13, obtain their freedom Mr. Miller will discuss and rebuild their lives. “Guilty Until Proven InnoThey arrange for aid to cent: Righting Wrongful exonerees, which inConvictions in Florida” at cludes critical services the congregation’s Sunday that allow for successBreakfast Series. The pubful re-entry into socilic is encouraged to attend ety. They work with this vital and timely comprosecutors, victims, Seth Miller munity event. law enforcement agencies and defense Attorney Seth Miller litigates postadvocates to enact meaningful reform. conviction cases, supervises the InnoImproving fairness and accuracy in cence Project of Florida’s internship the criminal justice system benefits program, and regularly lectures to stuall segments of society. Victims and dents, lawyers and community groups their families can see justice; prosecu-

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sarasota's Conservative Synagogue

"Where community is family and egalitarian Conservative Judaism thrives in Sarasota through prayer, learning, and community service.” Catering Services Continuing Education Daily Morning Minyan Holocaust Garden Idelson Library Jewish Cemetery Judaica Museum Judaica Shop

Kosher Kitchen Mah Jongg (weekly) Room Rentals Sisterhood & Men's Club Youth Groups (PREP)Paver Religious Educational Program

Shabbat Services

Friday 6:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am

Shabbat Shaboom & Youth Havurah

for our children Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morning Minyan Sunday - Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 am

OFFICE HOURS Monday, CLOSED Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

JUDAICA SHOP Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm closed on holidays Let us help with your Judaic needs! 1050 SOUTH TUTTLE AVENUE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 34237 941.955.8121 INFO@TEMPLEBETHSHOLOMFL.ORG WWW.TEMPLEBETHSHOLOMFL.ORG

tors and police can have the tools to do their jobs well; and the public can have more confidence in the system. The event will be held at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Individuals wishing to attend should call the temple office at 941.955.8121 by January 8. A minimum $5 donation payable to the Inno-

cence Project of Florida may be paid at the door. The breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Miller will also address congregants at Temple Beth Sholom on Saturday, January 12 after Kiddush, at approximately 12:45 p.m. For more information, call Al Treidel at 203.461.1305.

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“These we honor” Your Tributes ANNUAL CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF Susan Mallitz Lynn Harris

BOB MALKIN YOUNG AMBASSADORS FUND IN HONOR OF Amelia Malkin’s Bat Mitzvah Project Amelia Malkin Michael’s On East Jill & Chris Malkin

ISRAEL PROGRAMS IN MEMORY OF Greg Carlson Bryna & Howard Tevlowitz Vivian Mishner Bryna & Howard Tevlowitz MAZEL TOV Sharyn & Rick Nassau Rookie & Jordan Shifrin

NOTE: To be publicly acknowledged in The Jewish News, Honor Cards require a minimum $10 contribution per listing. You can send Honor Cards directly from www.jfedsrq.org. For more information, call 941.552.6304.

in memoria m Saivetz, Thelma “Temi”, 97, of Sarasota, FL, died on December 3, 2018. Born in New York City she resided in Quincy, MA for 70 years and retired to Longboat Key, FL for the past 27 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Bradford Saivetz, with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. Temi was the devoted mother of Richard Saivetz, who predeceased her, and of Ruthellen Rubin & her husband Marc. She was the adoring grandmother of Michael & Amy Saivetz, Becky & Stephen Tountas, Aliza & Daniel Glasser, Julia & Sequoia Stalder and Allie & Jason Meizlish. Temi was the loving great-grandmother of Noah, Lila, Elliot, Stella, Zoe, Emma, Abigail, Silas, Nathaniel and Naomi. Temi is also survived by her loving brother, Berton Steir & his wife Judith. Fond aunt to her nieces and nephews. Temi’s family was her pride and joy. After graduating from Quincy High School, she joined the World War II effort and worked in Washington, DC. After her marriage, Temi helped Bradford establish the Civil Engineering and Architectural firm of Bradford Saivetz and Associates, Inc. in Braintree, MA. She worked by his side for that firm for five decades and they were joined by their son, Richard Saivetz, an architect, from 1974 – 2000. Their engineering firm became prominent in New England and they collaborated with some of the largest housing and commercial enterprises in the country. Temi and her husband were founders of Temple Beth El of Quincy, MA, where they were active throughout their lives. Temi and her husband Bradford enjoyed retirement on Longboat Key, FL where she was an avid tennis player and golfer. She was a member of the Longboat Key Club and Temple Beth Israel. Temi generously supported the State of Israel and a multitude of Jewish and secular philanthropies. A private graveside service will be held with Temi’s family at Sharon Memorial Park in MA. Memorial contributions may be made to: “JFCS Suncoast” Attn: The Bradford and Temi Saivetz Fund for Seniors, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast, 2688 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237. This fund has been established by the Saivetz Family to help Seniors and their families cope with the challenges of aging. Arrangements by Levine Chapels, Brookline, MA. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 | www.levinechapel.com