January 12, 2018
Museum of Jewish heritage...
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is a living memorial to the Holocaust. I recently received a letter from them and pass it along in part:
"Who will share the truth about the Holocaust when the survivors are gone?
This is a question that grows more urgent with every passing day... as fewer and fewer survivors remain to bear witness to the darkest chapter in human history.
At a time when anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are on the rise worldwide, including acts of hatred in our own country, our mission has never been more urgent. We must never forget the horrors of the Holocaust or what happens when hatred flourishes unchecked, and never allow history to repeat itself.
With more than 30,000 artifacts, diaries, photographs, precious personal possessions, the Museum brings to life the horrors and heroism of the Holocaust like none other."
(To find out how to become a member or support the Museum, phone 1-646-437-4334. I have personally visited the Museum. It is a most important reminder of what our people suffered.)
Who knew? Not me...
This information comes from The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). I pass it along:
"Every year, the Palestinian Authority pays annual salaries to jailed terrorists and to the families of those who died while committing acts of terrorism against Israelis and Americans. Last year, total payments to these murderers reportedly amounted to a staggering sum of more than $300 million."
(To find out how we can be heard on this subject, phone AIPAC in Washington, DC, at 202-639-5200.)
Gems & Jeans...
(Is this about me? All I ever wear is jeans! Only kidding!)
The Jewish Pavilion Gala honoring MARIAN BROMBERG and A. J. KRONENBERG, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28th, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 North Lake Destiny Drive in Maitland.
The special evening will include hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dinner, live music, dancing, silent auction and surprise entertainment!
Marian and A.J. are just terrific, caring people, deserving of this great honor!
(What a fabulous event planned by the Jewish Pavilion. Phone them at 407-678-9363 for more details and to RSVP.)
All that jazz...
Also on Sunday, Jan. 28th, the Altamonte Chapel Jazz Jams will kick off the new year 2018 with a terrific program!
Super talented musician, DANNY JORDAN and his group will perform from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm at the Altamonte Chapel, 825 East SR 436, Altamonte Springs. There is a donation of $10 to attend and all are welcome. And if there are questions, folks can phone 407-339-5208.
The emcee will be our own wonderful ALAN ROCK.
(This is NOT to be missed!)
I am living in Central Florida for more than half a century (although I always consider myself a Brooklynite). When my spouse and I first moved here we asked around for the best restaurant in the area and were told "Linda's La Cantina Steakhouse on Colonial Drive." So we went and were not disappointed in the least.
For many years I forgot about the wonderful experience, and surely, I thought, the restaurant must have closed down by now... but they are still there and still the best!
My son, RON, took me there a few nights ago and we found that the manager is KAREN HART, the daughter of Al and Linda. We also were delighted to have the best service of the best food. Our waiter was ANDY TY TRAN. He is superb at what he does.
(I never experienced such service! Thank you Andy.)
One for the road...
Rabbi Levy finishes yet another of his long, dry and somewhat boring sermons. This time, however, before he sits down, he announces to his congregation that he wishes to meet with the shul's Board of Representatives immediately after the service.
The first man to arrive and greet Rabbi Levy is a total stranger to him. "Thanks for coming," says the rabbi, "but you must have misunderstood my announcement. This is a meeting of the Board."
"Yes I know," says the man, "but if there's anyone here more bored than I am, then I'd like to shake his hand."