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April 8, 2016  RSS feed
Sincerely Yours

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Sincerely yours,

Take a bow...

Linda Goldman of Clearwater, with advisers Stephan Alpert and Marvin Hollander, has formed a new acting troupe, Senior Actors Guild & Education Services, LLC or SAGES. The troupe brings live theater to audiences at senior living facilities. Goldman says SAGES allows older actors to continue their craft and their original plays have a positive message wrapped in comedy. To introduce the troupe, a benefit performance for the Congregation B’nai Emmunah Sisterhood will be given on May 22. Goldman was the Adults at Leisure coordinator at Temple B’nai Israel for the past eight years and currently serves as treasurer of the Menorah Manor Guild. Performing Arts is a new field to her and she is excited to be part of it.

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Barbara and Ted Pafundi of Palm Harbor are happy to announce the birth of their grandson, Evan Schroeder Pafundi, on March 25. Evan is the son of Jason and Kirstin Pafundi of Topsham, ME.

Baking for Israel…

Chaya Mushka and Esther Leah Hodakov, daughters of Rabbi Levi and Rebbetzin Miriam Hodakov of Clearwater, baked hundreds of yummy hamantashen prior to Purim in an effort to raise awareness and tzedakah for victims of terror in Israel. The girls’ “Hamantashen for Israel” project netted $500, which was distributed by Chabad’s Terror Victims Project (CTVP). The Hodakov girls even received a video thank you from Orel Azuri, one of those who received Shalach Manot boxes purchased with the girls’ donation. Azuri, a 21-year-old IDF soldier, was severely injured when a terrorist sped into a bus stop near Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. She spent 13 days unconscious in a hospital intensive-care unit and continues to face a long road to recovery.

Orel Azuri, center, and other victims of terror, received Purim boxes thanks to the baking efforts of the two Hodakov sisters. Orel Azuri, center, and other victims of terror, received Purim boxes thanks to the baking efforts of the two Hodakov sisters. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing from you about all your family simchas. Photos are welcome, too. Send information to: Sincerely Yours, P.O. Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758, or e-mail

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