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My son was born at Orange Memorial Hospital which it was called at that time. We had a circumcision in a downstairs room …It was during Passover. And my sister in law baked a sponge cake and she placed powdered sugar over it and they served wine. And they dressed up my baby on the 8th day of his life which is when the circumcision takes place. And my mother had bought him a little bonnet for a boy. I still have that in my possession.

Orlando centenarian, Myrtle Skop Rutberg, shares her memories of the birth of her son, her years tutoring children for Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah, and the special friendships she has with her Hebrew students in  this excerpt (9:55) from an oral history interview on January 3, 2012. Her son attorney, Gerald Rutberg, was born at Orange Memorial Hospital on Kuhl Avenue what is today known as Orlando Regional Medical Center.

 

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Bar Mitzvah photo of Gerald Rutberg from Myrtle Skop Rutberg's family album.
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