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September 7, 2018  RSS feed
Sincerely Yours

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Sincerely yours, Judy Ludin

Peak circulation

The Jewish Press is widely circulated in the Tampa Bay area, but until we saw photographic proof, we had no idea we had a following atop Mount Kilimanjaro. This past summer, Nermine Khouzam Rubin and daughter Samantha Rubin, both of Clearwater, climbed Uhuru Peak, “The Roof of Africa” and brought with them not only a Jewish Press, but also documents promoting Nermine’s cause, Water4Mercy, a project she founded earlier this year. She partnered with an Israeli non-governmental organization that has solar, water and drip irrigation technology. Their goal is providing a permanent source of water to schools and villages in remote areas of Africa. To that end, Water4Mercy will hold an invitation-only fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 20 with live music, food and a special master of ceremonies. For more information on Water4Mercy, call Nermine at (727) 439-4222.

Nermine Khouzam Rubin and Samantha Rubin on Uhuru Peak Nermine Khouzam Rubin and Samantha Rubin on Uhuru Peak Rabbi in training…

Lily Lucey, former cantorial soloist and B’nai Mitzvah tutor at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, has been named Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Shomrei Emunah of Montclair, NJ. Lucey, who also serves as the assistant education director for the synagogue, is currently working toward her ordination at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY. Proud parents are Robert and Leslie Freedman of Clearwater.

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

Lily Lucey Lily Lucey

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