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PAGE 10 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH JANUARY epu RJC Event Co-hosts Dr. MARK and SHAR! KLAFTER (l), Rep. Tom Feeney (R. Fla.), LAURA and Dr. DAVID DIAMOND (r). A larger than expected ing also from the RJC were experiences as a participant in crowd showed at the home of William Daroff, the Washing- lastsummer'sRepublicancon- Dr. Mark and Shari Klafter in ton-based deputy national ex- gressional delegation trip to Maitland on Dec. 16 for the ecutivedirector;Jillianlnmon, Israel. This visit, suggested by inaugural event ofthe Central executive director of the local communffy leaders and FIorida chapter of the Repub- FIoridaregion;andNedSiegel, led by Cantor, was Feeney's lican Jewish Coalition, or RJC. Florida chairman, first trip to the region and was The evening featured Con- Feeney, inhisfirsttermrep- sponsored by the American- gressmenTomFeeney(R-Fla.) resenting central Florida's Israel Educational Founda- and Chief Deputy Majority 24th district, spoke movingly tion. Whip EricCantor (R-Va.).Join- to the audience of 60 about his Feeney discussed the pow- erful educational impact of the National Jewish Coalition) has visit and how, as a result, he been the sole voice of Jewish has increased his interest in Republicans. Since its incep- pro-Israel foreign policy is- tion, the RJC has served as a sues. As an example, he cited unique bridge between the his decision to co-sponsor the Jewish community and party SyrianAccountabilityAct, leg- leaders, stateandnationalleg- islation that would impose islators, andtheWhiteHouse. sanctions on Syria unless it The RJC works to sensitize ends the occupation of Leba- Republican decision-makers non, cuts ties to groups the to the concerns of the Jewish United States considers as ter- community,while at the same roristorganizations, andhalts time articulating Republican its development of chemical ideas and policies in the Jew- and biological weapons. This ish community. The Coalition bill is expected to be signed has a tradition of leadership into law by President Bush and activism, hosting activi- shortly, ties such as the Presidential Cantor, a second term con- Candidates Forum, conduct- gressman, holds the highest ing leadership trips to Israel appointed position inthe U.S. formembersofCongress, gov- House ofRepresentatives. The ernors and other leaders, and only member of the House creatingahigh-profileJewish leadership--Republican or presence at the National Re- Democratic--who is Jewish, publican Convention. Cantor has earned a reputa- "The Coalition is excited tion as an articulate, energetic about the opportunity'to grow defender of Israel. He spoke of and expand into the Greater President Bush's unflappable Orlando region", said Inmon. commitment to the State of "We've had a lot of interest Israel and of the surge in Jew- from the Jewish community ish participation and leader- inthisareaofthe state, andwe ship within Republican circles, are really pleasedwith the sup- For more than 16 years, the port shown at our first meet- RJC (formerly known as the ing.We are looking forward to Rep. ERIC CANTOR Ira.), Chief Whip, on the current policy issues. the outreach efforts we planning in the future." 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She overseeS the growing adult b'nai mitzvah Additionally she has patedinanumberof throughout the lando Jewish communil "We are deli Jacki will bewith i another three Melvin J Kohn Congregation ism, "With her knowledge, her her compassion, she has s well all age groups temple from the ligious school student seniors. Music plays important role in our gation and Jacki's inter tion of the liturgical has brightened our bima strengthened the ment f our congregantS." Scene Around Continued from page 9 Izzy walked into an exclusive restaurant and once at asked for a beer. The bartender said, "Certainly sir. Choose your brand. They are all one cent." Izzy could hardly believe his ears. "One cent, you The bartender replied, "Yes." Then Izzy asked for a menu at the bar and, noticingt exclusive restaurant menu had no prices printed on tiously asked how much a T-bone steak would cost? The bartender said, "A T-bone steak with salad, and veggies will cost you four cents." "Oy[" exclaimed Izzy. "Four cents for a steak and all trimmings? I suppose a key-lime pie for dessert entire two cents," he joked. "That's right," said the bartender. "Two cents." At this point, Izzy, quite curious, asked to speak owner. er re bed "He's u lairs " The bartend p",ps " " with my wife. To that, Izzy asked, 'What is he doing upstairs with wife?" "The same thing I am doing to his business," the said. As we go to press One more thing. I just heard that a probe of the Princess Diana was beginning in England. Talk about the truest definition of "globalization." Princess Diana was English with an Egyptian boyfrie They were in a German made car (with a Dutch en crashed into a French tunnel while being driven by a Be driver who was intoxicated on Scottish whiskey. They were being closely followed by Italian Pa Japanese motorcycles. The accident victims were treated by an American using Brazilian medicines.