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January 25, 1980

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Page 4, HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News. January 25. 1980 I FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, a multitude--well nearly 150--gathered for the 39'ers annual luncheon and installation of officers last week. Newly.elected leaders pause, above, before launching into bigger and better plans for the future. HERITAGE photos by [inda Amon 39er's Installation Praising the Old Welcoming the New Some 130 members of the Orlando 39ers gathered for its Sixth Annual luncheon and installation of officers on Mon., Jan. 14, at the Sundance Inn in Altamonte Springs. The or- ganization of seniors, which began with a handful of people six years ago, "has indeed come of age," according to JCC coordinator, Lois Tanenbaum. Sharing the limelight with entertainers "Tiny and Ty" who had members dancing in the aisles, were chairmen Morty and Ruth Low. Ruth emceed the luncheon and introduced speakers Paul Jeser, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando; and instal- ling officer, Mark Cooper who filled in for JCC president, Dick Applebau m. The in-coming slate of of- ricers included: Leo Bernstein, pres.; Bill Kowalsley, v.p.; Irv Winnick, v.p.: Lil Moss, v.p.; AI Ba rsk'y, treas.; and Mac Mandel, sec'y. :4 Leftover notes from a SHINING NIGHT ... by GENE STARN Editor & Publisher It was sweet, it Was tender, it was glorious.! itwas an explosive, spine-tingling night to make us proud of our heritage! It was warm, gentle and sometimes tearful... but always joyous! Broadway goers would have spent upwards of $100 per ticket to see this gold-star cast that assembled in Orlando for the Combined Jewish Appears opening extravaganza. Most in other cities did pay more, much more, than the $10 top ticket price here. Assembled for the evening was the largest group of Jewish participants ever brought together in the history of this young community. Mayor Bob Carr Auditorium was a virtual sell-out at 2452. And we were the smallest Jewish city in this great country who dared the financial risks necessary. Not all the faces that registered deep emotion during the evening were Jewish. Some ten per- cent came for other reasons, but they, too, caught the intense feelings of the performance. "1 have never been so entertained, so enthusiastically," said one. "If this is Jewish soul, give me more. r" Later, after most of the audience had left, the stars gave vent to their own exuberance at an impromptu session in the auditorium lobby. The remaining guests joined cast members in a flying hora that included Congr. Bill Nelson. Theodore Shmeichels OBSERVATION: The two most prominent information sources in the Soviet Union are the publications Pravda and Izvestia. "'F;avda'" means ?truth" and "'lzvestia'" means "'news. "' Bul our new Russian Jewish cmigrees note thai there is no pravda in Izvestia and there is no izvestia in Pravda. Children's Shop Seminole Plaza, Casselberry at Crossroads Hwy. 436 & 17-92 8 Good Reasons to shop at H&RRI-ETS: Great Selection Nationally Known Brands Courteous Service Master Charge & VISA Accepted Layaway FREE Gift Wrap Convenient Location Ample Parking SIZES: Girls to 14 Boys to 16 . Store Hours: Dally 9:36 Closed Sunday , Bikel and Herschel Bernardi encored "Sunrise, Sunset." Misha Raitzen, Kenny Karen and others joined in as Giora Feidman's clarinet cried out his lic Jewish soul. Sunny Mandell wore her broadest smile as she sensed a successful opening to her very first major campaign leadership affair. It had been her decision to give the Jewish community such a wealth of entertainment at a price virtually everyone could afford, and she had insisted that there be no solicitation of funds whatsoever. / "Modest Mandell, however, credited her associates--Bobbi Wise, Debbie Israel, Jim Shipley, Sheri Denberg, Roberta Cooper and all the others who worked for the production. "The Night that Shined..." was another milestone that has taken Orlando from "an incidental Jewish community to one that is vibrant and meaningful in world Jewish events," as Bikel himself put it. We should all be proud of the fact that we have been blessed with some singarly outstanding leaders who are fas(making Orlando a bell- weather, a standard of excellence, of ideas, of innovations, among other communities around the United States. Weextend a special HERITAGE thanks to all who are bringing this about.., and especially to everyone involved in bringing us "The Night that Shined..." Begins Makes Pledge Israel to Cooperate In Falasha Aid PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-- Premier Menachem Begin of Israel has pledged his govern- ment's cooperation with the newly formed Committee on Ethiopian Jews of the Nation- al Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) in a cable to its annual assembly here today. Begin's message, to Daniel Shapiro, chairman of the com- mittee, stated: "'Please accept my warmest wishes for suc- ,. cess in your deliberations on our Falasha brothers. We have , done our utmost to save'and ,. bring the Jews of Ethiopia to our historic homeland, Eretz Z Israel. Every person of good ,. will should support this cam. paign for this basic human right. We are happy with the Z formation of the American committee to act on this great Z humanitarian issue with which our inter-departmental com- mittee will cooperate/' I Shapiro, who is active with the New York Jewish " Community Relations Coun- cil and the United Jewish Appeal-Federation Joint Cam- paign, said that his commit- tee's "priority task" would be to bring the plight of Falasha Jews to the attention of the American people and to facili- tate their exodus to Israel: Rachamim Elazar, a Falasha now studying at Tel Aviv University, spoke at a plenary session of the assem- bly and described the current situation of Falasha Jews. He said their numbers have been reduced from I00,000 50 years ago to fewer than 28,000 today. Elazar told of walking 30 miles when he was nine years old "to see and touch someone who had come from Jerusalem, a thought that kept and keeps us alive as Jews." Albert Chernin, executive vice chairman of NJCRAC, announced that the new com- mittee would be staffed by Abraham Bayer, director of NJCRAC programs dealing with Jews abroad. Thanks for 'Night Shall Shine' Dear Editor: Bravo! Not just to the performers, but to the committees who spent hours and hours putting together that magnificent evening at the Cart Auditorium. Thank you is not nearly expressive enough to tell you how much it was enjoyed and appreciated. Though I knew relatively few of tle couple of thousand there, it was the warmest Jewish feelings [have experienced yet in Orlando. It was a kick off the and was tast. You increase to offer to or should. be:a to do just can let you succeeded. 1 hope multiplied all who were ORLANDO CONGR. BETH AM (COHSERVA TIVE/REFORM) Irving Gussow. 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