2022-01-28 E-Edition

After 83 years, survivors get to hug: ‘We did not cry…We just held hands and talked’

After being separated from one another since a tearful parting in 1939, Betty Grebenschikoff and Ana Maria Wahrenberg finally met in-person last November and right away it felt like they were still the same good friends they had been as children in Berlin, Germany. “We both changed somewhat of course,” Betty said. “We were 9 the last time we saw […]

Top security officials to U.S. Jews: Colleyville was a ‘terrorist attack on Jewish community’

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. security officials told Jewish Americans on a pre-Shabbat call that the attack a week before in Colleyville, TX, was a “terrorist attack on the Jewish community” and that authorities are continuing to investigate how the British Islamist who held a rabbi and three congregants hostage got into the country. The webinar Friday, Jan. 21, organized by […]

After vaccine success, Pfizer CEO sets sights on memorializing Holocaust in his native Greece

From the halls of the United States Capitol to the streets of Europe, politicians and activists protesting against vaccine requirements have increasingly invoked the Holocaust. Some are wearing yellow stars, while others are sharing Nazi-era medical documents and comparing themselves to Anne Frank. The comparisons often draw sharp rebukes from Jewish groups and Holocaust museums and educational organizations. Dr. Albert […]

Just a nosh..

Hundreds of antisemitic flyers, blaming Jews for Covid, left in Miami area Flyers blaming Jews for COVID-19 were found in multiple cities in Florida and in San Francisco the weekend of Jan. 22-23, less than two months after similar ones were found in at least eight states nationwide. The Mayor of Miami Beach, Dan Gelber, who is Jewish, saw some […]

No fear of speaking the truth

Most, if not all of you, are aware of the recent hostage-taking of a rabbi and four congregants at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. Shortly after the hostages were safe and the kidnapper was dead, I sent an email on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast to our Jewish community. It was a short and succinct […]

Hospitality or Security? Yes

Rabbinically Speaking

On Jan. 15, we watched the news with a sense of shock and horror as a deranged gunman took four individuals hostage at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. This terrible moment brought to mind memories of Pittsburgh and Poway, among other acts of violence against the Jewish community. Thankfully, greater disaster was averted when Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker threw a […]

Cong. B’nai Israel St. Petersburg

To register for Zoom and other events listed below, call the synagogue office at (727) 381-4900, or check the website www.cbistpete.org for more details. Lunch & Learn: Join Rabbi Philip Weintraub on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at noon to discuss Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life and enjoy a sandwich from Jo-El’s in the courtyard. RSVP to the office at (727) […]

Temple Beth-El St. Petersburg

Save the date: Celebrate the formal installation of Rabbi Jenn Mangold during the weekend of Friday through Sunday, Feb. 25-27. On Friday there will be a nosh, service and the installation. There will a Havdalah service on Saturday and a sunrise walk on Sunday. Times for all these events are still to be determined. Shabbat under the stars: During February, […]

Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm Harbor

Learn about camp: Those interested in information about UJR’s 6 Points Summer Camp should come to Dunedin Causeway Beach, adjacent to the boat rental kiosk, for a special Havdalah service on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Camp leaders will talk about the variety of summer camp enrichment programs. Judges and prophets: An adult study class will meet on Thursdays, […]