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July 14, 2017  RSS feed
Sincerely Yours

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Sincerely yours, Judy Ludin

Salute to dad’s service

Jeff Krieger wrote a poem about his late father, Hans Krieger, that is included in a recently published book, Holocaust Haggadah, by Rabbi Berhnard Rosenberg of New Jersey. Jeff’s dad was a congregant at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor for 35 years and the temple’s childhood center is named after him. The poem was written by Jeff years ago, the same night his father sat him down and told the story of his experiences serving in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army, Special Forces Unit. In that capacity, Hans Krieger was witness to the horrors of the Holocaust as his unit helped liberate several concentration camps. One line from the poem – “I was learning the sanctity of life from those who had none left” – seems to capture the essence of his father’s sorrow when he encountered so many who died at the camps.

Hans Kreiger receives the Bronze Star from Gen. George PattonHans Kreiger receives the Bronze Star from Gen. George Patton
Welcome to the world

Lainey Brielle Ross, daughter of Carrie Ross and Ricky Ross of Chicago, was born on June 7, weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces. Proud grandparents are Rhoda and Michael Ross of St. Petersburg.

Milestone moment

More than 100 friends and family members gathered on Sunday, June 11, the 17th of Sivan, at the Tabacinic Chabad Center for the Upsherin – a 3-year-old Jewish boy’s first haircut – of Menachem Mendel Hodakov, son of Chabad of Clearwater Directors Rabbi Levi and Miriam Hodakov. The Upsherin marks the start of the child’s formal education, and is highlighted by leaving the child’s payot, and his starting to wear a kippah and tzitzit. All on hand had the opportunity to take a snip. A Mazel Tov letter that the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, would send for such an occasion was read and Menachem Mendel, with his dad, sang the Alef-Beis and recited special Torah verses.


Menachem Mendel Hodakov gets his first haircut. Menachem Mendel Hodakov gets his first haircut. P.S. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing about all your family simchas. Photos are welcome, too. Send information to: Sincerely Yours, P.O. Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758, or e-mail jewishpress@aol.com.


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