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JANUARY 25,1980 7 SHEVAT 5740 ORLANDO 2nd Class pantaoe taid at Fern Park, FL Ihdlanflptloan le Fief(do Ndruane: with additional entry at Orlando, FL Send address ,;,,Oastor.o.B.o, 7F,r, P,rk..,O =,W=an,W.l,,--,"t",'an'-' SINGLE COPY 35 Campaign Reaches $750M .... i :i!iii!ii!i!ill II! OF the Neve Avot Home for the Aged--benefactor of UJA Funds--in Pardess Hanna, Israel, pause ln to examine a fine piece of crocheting. A,neran Jewish Joint Distribution Committee photo their own state, and to Staff enhance American Jewish 000 living in the Orlando that's "only community. Ing"the begin- And it's being done, she un- explained, by local people r.rachone-and-a- who volunteer time and e effort to reach every Jew cam- living in the greater Orlando to Sunny area.., by telephone, bydoor n chair- to door footwork, by special events. she stressed, It's more than 100 men state pay the divided by occupation, but awaited working together for a PWorldJewryin common cause, according to the land of to Mandell, and it's 30 of 40 to help Israelis women who contributed Poverty line in $1,000 and over to the campaign, gathering to hear LUA head of overseas pro- gramming, Howard Stone, tell them that "We Are One," is more than a campaign slogan, "it's reality, it's people working for a Jewish destiny." Stone, who has been with UJA for 10 years, stressed the need to help the 40 percent of Israel's popula- tion-many working--who live on the poverty line and the 10 percent of Israel's population who are illiterate. We must stop waste of men and money in Israel--"A state not built for war." Speaking to the largest group ever of Women's Di- vision's Golda Division on Thurs., Jan. 17, Stone said that in Israel two-thirds of every income goes into taxes and $4 of every p5 of taxes goes for defense which doesn't leave enough "to build blackboards, pave roads... Israel is a nation at war for survival," he said, and "this year is the year for maxi- mum giving." Activities that kept the campaign's second week on an "upbeat" note includes (Continued on Page 3) Go Home!' Published as a guest editorial On B, 1960, in the Colorado Springs Repdnted with permission, homeb,y WLU,,00 -- Well, now this is nothing new. Past have you ever taken this gentle to move on. But, Heaven forbid, sup- that expression of a [y expressed the conviction of in this wonderful land of ours, and all pack your bags and leave for parts leave, would you do me a favor? leave your formula to the Salkvaccine you leave? You wouldn't be so let my children contract polio. You please leave your knack for and and persuasion, and liter- and fun and love, and all those you please leave with me the to succeed, to make money--I pity on us, please show us the ap such geniuses as Einstein and oh, so many others who have After all we owe you most of the A- and perhaps the today, instead of looking up from our graves to see an aging, happy in one of our Cadillacs. Jews, will you do me just one you please drive by my house and pick me up, too? I'm just not sure I could live too well in a land where you weren't around to give as much as you have given to us. If you ever have to leave, love goes with you, democracy goes with you, everything I and all my buddies fought for in World War II goes with you. God goes with you. Just pull up in front of my house, slow down and honk, because, so help me, rm going with you, too. A copy of "Jew, Go work dLscouraged and Home" was originally sent down In the dumps to us by Mrs. Tess about some slurring Rubelow of Orlando with a remark about Jews he note that it might be of had overhearcL interest to our readers. "/n an effort to cheer We agreed. But we were hlm up, his friend, curious as to the circum- William Aiken, a/soan stances it was first employee of our aduer- published, rising department, According to Editorial wrote the piece as a Page Editor Cecil V. Grove spontaneous gesture of the Colorado Springs of compassion and Gazette-Telegraph. "Jew, understanding, and Go Home" was first we published it as a published on January 18, guest editoriaL" 1960 and here is his explanation: Grove writes that Aiken, when last heard from, is "Mike Grogan, a with a newspaper in the Jew, was an employee Seattle area. Mike Grogan. of our advertising de- who had a heart condition, partment at the time is retired and still lives in and, on one particular Colorado Springs. morning, came to --EDITOR In Florida ... i 1st UJA Rabbinic Cabinet Created by TINKER SALE HERITAGE Staff A "first" for Florida, the United Jewish Appeal has cre- ated its first new regional Rab- binic Cabinet, composed of spiritual leaders from Florida, according to an announce- ment this week by Rabbi MeMn I ibman, director of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the UJA in New York. Meeting for the first time, in Orlando, on January 17, the group was co-chaired by Rabbi Larry Halpern of Congr. of Liberal Judaism, who called the meeting "a very significant step in several ways: to raise the level of campaign giving among the rabbinate, to aid rabbis in solicitation among congregants, and "raise the consciousness of people that the need to aid our own peo- ple, here and in Israel, is a life and death struggle that must be conducted on every practi- cal, and every spiritual level. One of the Cabinet's other priorities is the interjection of religious and spiritual Judaism into UJA work. "We have been saying for some yearsthat the end of the line is coming for com- placency, "Rabbi Halpern said, "and, face it, we won't sit in comfort either when oil and anti-Semitism begin to take an active toll among our people, whether in the mid-east or close to home. Our only real weapon is the kind of solidar- ity people talk about wanting OTHER people involved in... now our survival literally depends on giving to the campaign, giving money, giving strength, giving under- standing." Among those who attended the first Rabbinical Cabinet meeting were two orthodox rabbis, four reform, and three conservative. This is not the first time that rabbis have crossed synagogue move- ments to secure continuity," Rabbi Halpern commented. "And I find it a very positive movement toward strengthen- ing our people." Rans are being made for expanding Florida rabbinic " representation and creation of a southeast region rabbinic council. In addition to Libman and Rabbi Halpern, those who attended the all-day meeting included: Marty Cohen, director of the Flodda region of the Association of National Campaign chairmen; Rabbi Sol Schiff, executive director of the Board of Rabbis of Miami; Rabbi Marc Volk, Congr. Atz Chaim of Jackson- vi]le; Rabbi Edwin Farber of a congregation in Kendale; Rabbi Joel Levine of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach,  Rabbi Frank Sundheim of Congr. Schaarai Zedek in Tampa; Rabbi Morris Chapman, Rabbi Emeritus of Congr. B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg; Rabbi Ralph Kingsley of Temple Sinai in N. Miami Beach, co-chairman of the Flodda cabinet. Among the members who could not attend the meeting are: Rabbi Barry AJtman of Daytona Beach, Rabbi Howard Steinstein of Jackson- ville, and Rabbi Meyer Abromowitz of Miami. RABBIS GATHERED FROM ACROSS FLORIDA last week to organize the first new Rabbinic Cabinet for ELIA, in Florida. The nine rabbis and representatives from CJF and National OJA stressed the need for increased rabbinic and spiritual content in campaign work. HERITAGE photo by Ttnke Sale Israeh's Urge Golan Heights be Annexed JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Premier Menachem Begin reacted cautiously last week to a petition signed by 750,000 Israelis, including 70 Knesset members, calling in effect for the annexation of the Golan Heights. He told a delegation of Golan settlers who brought the petition to him that it would have to be taken into account by any Israeli government. But Begin stopped short of making any commitment to implement the petition which claims that the Golan Heights is an integral part of Israel. However, he said it was an "historic event" that such a large number of citizens and Knesset members had signed it. In recent days, the Premier has warned several times that Syria may be preparing for war with Israel. Some of the delegates demanded the immediate annexation of the Golan Heights which have been occupied by Israel since 1967. A Druze MK, Kamal Nasser A- Din of Likud, claimed it would be impossible to defend Israel if even one meter of the Golan was returned to Syria.