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FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2003 p.AC-E 1. g Continued from page 2 . Lreats," he added, referring ;ticat suggestions that the liberal Jewi~ vements might simply by- hydtaL~ss the UJC system, "and I ," s lOn't think" the Jewish Agency dire~loes either. This is hardly hCog ne first time disputes have [uffaced over spending for the ber lberal streams in Israel. ing i~ Inthemid-1980s, Yoffiewas nn ong those who helped shape Jew' arrangement that funneled t, rth American federation , t~jlollarsviathea en into , g cy edu- teu n and religious activities maj f the Conservative and Re- ,rly movements in Israel. The arrangement arose be- ess Use of what Yoffie lled the Jet'monopolistic nature of the ell at eligi us establishment in Is- )~el, where the Orthodox par- [ies control religious spending Le ~d remain largely opposed to errna e liberal religious branches. Iffr~ " Conflict - lec Continued from page 2 [o b- at the government did not is end to reverse its decision .t~l[o bar a Palestinian delegation - [tom attending a conference a' iginally scheduled to be held London this week on Pales- t 'nian Authority reform. The Cabinet issued the rP ;aO ebaonl ttPa ,; eir ror:t ttack in Tel Aviv in which 22 .@eople were killed and more 100 wounded. Sharon told the British rae mbassador that Israel con- L$iders British Prime Minister eff ony Blair a friend of Israel, re cSUt the Palestinians must hoices Continued from page 3 money in the lives of The editor, author, and speaker appeared on The Oprah GERALD ABRAMSON rald Abramson of Or- died on Wednesday, 1. He was 74 years Mr. Abramson was a dealer. in New York City nOved to Orlando in 1989. ]s survived by his wife Abramson of Orlando; Stewart Abramson of E, ich, R.I.; daughters, rlandoand of Cleveland, grandchildren. :rVices were entrusted to Shalom Memorial HENRY A. ADAMS A. Adams of Winter on Friday, January 86 years old. zs driver. born in New York City to Winter Park in survived by his son, of Winter Park; Roberta Goidberg .Brook, N.Y. and emman of Long Is- brother, Frank of Jackson Heights, nine grandchildren and ~ .great- grandchildren. entrusted to Shalom Memorial 'lando. RUTH APOTHAKER Ruth Apoth er of Orlando Under the arrangement, the process bywhich the UJC sends Conservative and Reformmoney abroad, called Overseas movements each receive 40 Needs and Distribution, went percent of donations budgeted from $159 million annually to forreligiousactivitiesinlsrael, $141 million for the coming whileOrthodoxinstitutionsget year, Pearlstone said. 20 percent. Yet this year's budget fight The Orthodox share report- has rattled the foundations of edly was cut only 10 percent the understanding on the lib- this year, and Orthodox insti- eral movements. tutions are budgeted to receive Some expressed resentment $750,000, Silver said. that a budget fight would risk a Echoing the December let- relationship that had grown ter to the UJC, Yoffie said the tighter because of Israel's secu- Jewish Agency agreed to over- rity and economic challenges. see spending on the liberal Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, ex- groups in Israel as a kind of ecutivedirectorofARZA/World religious "affirmative action," Union, who also signed the let- and to help North American ter to the UJC, said the money immigrants affiliated with battlecomes"afterweallagreed those movements, to consolidate our efforts" for In the past few years, as the the UJC's Israel Emergency U.S. economy has slumped, Campaign. money raised for all the reli- Hirsch said he hoped the fis- gious movements in Israel has cal fight arose because of the declined by about 20 percent, '%ureaucratic scope" of all the Silver said. fund-raising organizations in- The downturn reflects a gen- voived, "rather than because of a eral drop in Jewish giving. The decision by some individuals." implement reform in the ter- tion into a $1.5 million loan ritories, not in London. Sharon's son took from a fam- In another development, ilyfriendinSouthMricatopay PalestinianofficialSaeb Erekat back illegal campaign contri- accused Sharon of stepping butions to his father in 1999. upmilitaryactionsintheWest At a televised news confer- Bank and Gaza Strip to divert ence last week, Sharon said attention from corruption al- the allegations surrounding legationsthathaveerodedsup- the loan were an "old issue" port for his Likud Party in the that "has nothing to do with upcoming election, me." The chairman of the Cen- Weekend public opinion traiElectionCommitteechair- polls forecast Sharon's Likud man, JusticeMishaeiCheshin, Party winning as few as 27 pulled the plug on the news Knesset seats, down from ini- conference while Sharon was tial forecasts of 40. The polls speaking.CheshinsaidSharon reflected Israeli reaction to al- was violating the law because legations ofvote-buyingin the his remarks constituted elec- Likud's recent primary, and to tion propaganda - a charge the disclosure of an investiga- Sharon denied. Hrmfrey Show, Good Morr g For more information, Amen'ca, CNN and other major please call Rene Brent at 407- televisionprograms, andherwork 330-7403 or Marci Greenberg has been featured in The New at 407-975-0812 or call the York Times, Glarn-Federation office at 407-645- our, and USA Today. 5933, ext. 237. died Sunday, January 5. She Donations may be made to was84yearsold.Mrs.Apothaker the Jewish Federation of wasahomemaker.ShewasbomGreater Orlando in his in Kerhonkson, N.y. She is sur- memory. vived by her daughter, Norma Services were entrusted to VanNameofCoralSprings, Fla.; B th Shalom Memorial brother, AlbertSiegelofDelRay, Chapel, Orlando. Fla and two grandchildren. Serviceswere entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Or- lando. MACY BRENNER Mac), Brenner of Orlando died on Friday, January 3. He was 75 years old. Mr. Brenner was owner of Brenner's Bridal and Dress Shop. He was born in New York City and moved to Or- lando in 1945. He served in the United States Navy during WW 11. Having graduated from Rollins College, he re- ceived his Masters Degree in Business from New York Uni- versity. He then joined his par- ents in the family business, now run by his children. Mr. Brenner was a member of Temple Israel. He was also 32nd Degree Mason. He is survived by his wife Goldy; sons, Edward Brenner of Maitland, Marc Brenner of Altamonte Springs, and David Brenner of Altamonte Springs; daughter Susan Brenner Wagner of Weston, Fla.; sister, Maicha Brenner Webman of Orlando, and eight grandchil- dren. BENJAMIN ISRAEL Benjamin Israel of Winter Springs died on Tuesday, Janu- ary 7. He was 8 7 years old. Mr. Israel was in the truck- ing business. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved to Winter Springs in 1999. He is survived by his son, Martin Israel of Winter Springs; daughter, Susan Parker of Orlando and Judy Holzman of Davie, Fla.; ten grandchildren and sixteen great- grandchildren. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. ADOLF ZELKOWITZ Adolf Zelkowitz of Longwood died on Monday, January 6. He was 90 yeats old. Mr. Zelkowitz was a busi- ness owner/operator. He was born in Germany. He is sur- vived by his sons, Michael Zeikowitz of Longwood and David Zeikowitz of Westport, Corm .; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. US Ask ,about all the great Selwices : gracious retirement living The Tremont retirement residence is simply the best place to live in Oviedo. 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