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A Designated Stop or Two

A Designated Stop or Two

Hello, my name is Lisa Bean and time really does fly. A couple of years ago, I drove my mother, a Holocaust Survivor, to an outing of the newly formed Impact Theatre in which she was participating. Originally founded by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee,...

DCG Driquez’s Independence Day Thoughts

Good evening Sarasota! Distinguished guests, dear community, ladies and gentlemen, it's an honor and an immense pleasure to be here today, because this 'Atzmaut celebration is different - both in meaning and in magnitude. Israel's 75th Independence Day! But don't make...

Dads Inspired by MoMENtum Trip to Israel

Local Jewish Dads Inspired by MoMENtum Trip to Israel Core to The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s mission is to “promote support for Israel.” There is nothing more powerful than experiencing Israel firsthand. Over the decades, our Federation has led countless...

The Last Rose of Shanghai: A Novel

The Last Rose of Shanghai: A Novel

In Japanese-occupied Shanghai, two people from different cultures are drawn together by fate and the freedom of music ... 1940. Aiyi Shao is a young heiress and the owner of a formerly popular and glamorous Shanghai nightclub. Ernest Reismann is a penniless Jewish...

Sigmund Tobias

by Lora Rini (Class of 2023) This is part of a series of articles written by journalism students from Pine View School in Osprey, Fla., based on in-depth interviews the students conducted with Holocaust survivors. Raised during the Holocaust, Sigmund Tobias was only...