Kurt Weiss, father of Temple Beth Sholom Executive Director Mitchell Weiss, visited Sarasota Monday, Jan. 9, to speak about his experiences as a child living in Austria during the Holocaust.
As part of Temple Beth Sholom’s Interesting Lives series, Weiss recounted his family’s struggles to immigrate to America during Hitler’s reign.
After avoiding the German Gestapo, finding a stranger to agree to a visa sponsorship, leaving their loved ones and losing all their money, Weiss and his parents eventually made it to the United States, where he learned English and studied chemical engineering.
Today, Weiss is retired and has a wife, four children and eight granddaughters.
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- Prayers for Kurt Weiss and all all his loved ones !
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18 Friday Fish Fry
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Shamrock Beer Circus
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19 A Special Evening with Karen O'Donnell, Parrot Trainer
Photo of the Day: John Sanders carries cross
Drivers on Tamiami Trail can't miss John Sanders and his 120 pound cross. Sanders has been walking along Tamiami Trail since early this morning and plans to walk as far as Bradenton. The Siesta Key resident has carried the cross every Good Friday for more than a decade. "We have a country in dire need of a prayer," says Sanders.
PHOTO GALLERY: Stations of the Cross
Members of the community observed the beginning of Good Friday with the Stations of the Cross Friday, April 18. The walk was held on Main Street and was led by Fr. Fred Robinson and Rev. David Bumsted from Church of the Redeemer. More than eight churches were represented at the walk, which ended at Church of the Redeemer. "It helps people focus on what Jesus did," says Mike Dull.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Madfish Grill
This week we went in the kitchen at Madfish Grill with manager Casey Clinch while she prepares their signature seafood pie, a seafood medley with a sherry cream sauce in a puff pastry shell.