Saturday, November 21, 2015

"History of the Israel Connection to Sarasota" Wednesday Nov 18 at 4:00 pm







Sarasota Sister Cities Association

Third Fall Presentation



"History of the Israel Connection to Sarasota"

Kim Sheintal

Sarasota Sister Cites Association & Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

What cities in Israel have a special bond with Sarasota? How similar are Sarasota and Israel?

What presence does Israel have in Sarasota? What presence does Sarasota have in Israel?



4:00 pm
Wednesday

November 18, 2015

Jewish Federation of Sarasota (Zell Room)

580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota

A suggested donation of $5.00 to SCAS would be appreciated.

The monthly Sister City Meet & Greet will follow at 5:00 pm at:

Papa Nick's 

4940 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota









Israel and Sarasota Quiz

1.
Which is located in the subtropical climate zone?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

2.
Which has at least one street named Olive?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

3.
Which has the percentage of residents over the age of 65 increasing at a very rapid rate?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

4.
Which boasts tourism as a major source of income?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

5.
Which has beautiful beaches?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

6.
Which is home to a vibrant cultural life filled with renowned artists, musicians, dancers, and actors?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

7.
Which has palm trees?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

8.
Which grows oranges in great numbers?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

9.
Which has a flag with horizontal stripes with a symbol in the middle?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither

10.
Which has a restaurant with burekas and shakshuka on the menu?
Israel        Sarasota        Israel and Sarasota        Neither


Answers
1.
Which is located in the subtropical climate zone? Sarasota and Israel are located in the subtropical climate zone. Sarasota’s average year-round temperature is 72 degrees. Israel’s average year-round temperature is 71 degrees. (The subtropics are climate zones located roughly between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere.)

2.
Which has at least one street named Olive? The Most Popular Street Name in Israel - "HaZayit" (Olive). In Israel olive is a symbol of peace. There is an Olive Avenue in Sarasota and an Olive Street in Englewood.  

3.
Which has the percentage of residents over the age of 65 increasing at a very rapid rate? The number of people over 65 in Israel is expected to double in the next two decades. The percentage of Sarasota County’s residents over 65 years of age is increasing rapidly too.

4.
Which boasts tourism as a major source of income? Tourism in Israel is one of Israel's major sources of income with a record 3.54 million estimated tourist arrivals last year. 4.8 million tourists arrived in Sarasota for a vacation last year making tourism one of Sarasota’s major sources of income.

5.
Which has beautiful beaches? Israel Beaches have crystal clear blue and turquoise waters combined with natural undisturbed coastlines. Unique about Israel is that Israel has four distinctly different bodies of water: The Mediterranean, Red Sea, Dead Sea, and Sea of Galille. There are 137 beaches in Israel. Siesta Key was voted the #1 best beach in the US and the 14th best beach in the world in 2015 by Trip Advisor’s Traveler Choice Award.

6.
Which is home to a vibrant cultural life filled with renowned artists, musicians, dancers, and actors? Israeli is home to a thriving and vibrant cultural life filled with renowned artists, musicians, dancers, and actors. So is Sarasota. Live performances take place regularly throughout Sarasota and Israel.

7.
Which has palm trees? The state tree for Florida is the sabal palm. So it is no wonder, you see so many palm trees in Sarasota. The most popular palm tree in Israel is the date palm.

8.
Which grows oranges in great numbers? The orange is the official state fruit of Florida. In Sarasota Yellow Pages, there are eight orange groves in Sarasota and many shops selling and shipping oranges. Israel is one of the world's leading fresh orange producers and exporters.

9.
Which has a flag with horizontal stripes with a symbol in the middle? Both flags have horizontal stripes and a symbol in the middle, but the Sarasota flag has more stripes. Each color on the Sarasota flag represents a characteristic of Sarasota and many of these characteristics seem to describe Israel as well as Sarasota such as green represents palm trees, white represents beaches, orange represents citrus fruit blossoms, the dark blue represents paradise, the light blue represents sky and water, gold represents sun life, burgundy represents fragrant flowers.  

10.
Which has a restaurant with burekas and shakshuka on the menu? Burekas are stuffed pastries and are often said to be Israel’s favorite snack. Shakshuka, known as Israel’s breakfast of champions, is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions. Sarasota’s Fresh Start on Orange Avenue is owned by someone who was born in Israel and serves burekas and shashuka. There are many restaurants in Israel serving burekas and shakshuka.