2020-01-17 E-Edition

Fresh look at Anne Frank aims to hit home with today’s youth

The story of Anne Frank – presented in a modern way and addressing current-day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination – will be told in an exhibit beginning a yearlong stay at the Florida Holocaust Museum later this month. One of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust as a consequence of the posthumous publication of her diary, the exhibit […]

Federation’s Super Sunday to come calling Feb. 9

On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast will host its annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon, which seeks to reach as many Jewish households as possible in one day. “The significance of Super Sunday is that it is an incredible opportunity for our community to connect with each other in meaningful ways,” said Emilie Socash, the Federation’s executive […]

Threat level unchanged after Iranian general killed

JERUSALEM – On March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber drove a truck into the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuries hundreds of others. Two years later, in the same city, on July 18, 1994, another bomber drove a truck into the AMIA Jewish center, killing 85 and injuring hundreds. It remains Argentina’s worstever domestic attack. Analysts believe […]

Rebbe’s White House ‘envoy’ to speak here

Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, often called “the Rebbe’s ambassador to the White House,” will be the special guest speaker on Wednesday evening, Jan. 29 in Clearwater. The event, co-sponsored by the Chabad of Pinellas County and the Chabad of Clearwater, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tabacinic Chabad Center, 2280 Belleair Road, Clearwater. A dedicated disciple of the late Rebbe […]

Sincerely yours, Judy Ludin

Family pride Beaming parents Linda and Victor Pitchon are celebrating the success of their daughter and son for separate achievements. Cassie Rogers-Royael of Gulfport has completed her AA degree and entered into the nursing program at St. Petersburg College this month. Meanwhile, their son Hadar Pitchon of Brooklyn – who is a high fashion photographer in New York City – […]


CHARLES BARANCIK, 91 and MARGERY BARANCIK, 83, of Sarasota, died Dec. 18 and 19. They were residents of Sarasota and Northbrook, IL. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Lisa Barancik, and Scott and Rebecca Barancik, daughter Wendy Barancik; Charles sister Shirley, two brothers and sistersin law, Richard and Claire and Maury and Maija; and four grandchildren. The family […]

Just a nosh…

Florida teen tells president fellow students drew swastikas on her arm A Jewish high school student from South Florida told President Donald Trump that her fellow students drew swastikas on her arms and pushed her around in her school’s hallways due to her religion. Ariana Hoblin, a junior at Wellington High Schoon, located in Palm Beach County, spoke about the […]

How to eliminate antisemitism

Since the weeks before Hanukkah, reports of bold and shameful attacks against Jewish individuals, groups, and institutions have increased. Note that I am not suggesting that the actual attacks are on the rise; rather, I’m merely noting that the public reporting of the attacks that are known have been increasing. My source? The Anti-Defamation League’s online Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents […]

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