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PAGE 6A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 22, 6:07 p.m. MORNING AND EvENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando--Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael--Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona--Monday, 8 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m 904- 672-9300. Congregation Ohev Shalom--Sunday, 9 a,m 407-298-4650. GOBOR Community Minyan at Hebrew Day School--Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. Temple Israel--Yiddish class with Rabbi Gary Perras, 12:30 p.m. Temple Israel meets at the Maitland JCC. Info: 407-645-3055. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 JCC 39ers--11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m in the Senior Lounge. Bring your lunch, Dessert and coffee will be provided. Temple Israel,Viera--Bingo night (Temple Israel, Viera plans to hold Bingo night each Wednesday at the same time), 7350 Lake Andrew Dr Viera. Doors open 5:30 p.m with Early Bird games beginning 6:15 p.m regular games at 6:30 p.m. Info: 321-631-9494. Orlando Adult Yeshiva--Torah study class, 7 - 8 p.m. Info: 407-644-2500. Temple Shalom of Deltona--Torah study, 7:30 p.m. Address: 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona. Info: 386-789-2202 or e-mail Web site: www.shalomdeltona. com. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. Hadassah Shabbat--Hadassah's annual community Shabbat, 8 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 3899 Sand Lake Rd Longwood. Info. about Hadassah Shabbat: Jeri Leavitt, Orlando@ Info. about Beth Am: 407-862-3505. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Jewish Adult Singles (60+)--Lunch at First Watch, 1221 S. Orlando Ave Maitland. (Restaurant phone: 407-740-7437.) RSVP: Sandy Pearl, 407-699-9464. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Jewish Community Center, Maitland Campus--"Unsinkable: A Brief History of the Titanic," program with noted Titanic historian Henry Loscher, 4- 6 p.m. No charge, but limited seating. Info: Brenda Smith, 407-245-2466. - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Jewish Community Center (Maitland campus)--JCC 39ers seniors' club meeting, 1 p.m. in the Senior Lounge. Info: 407-645-5933. Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando--Choices, Federation's annual Women's Division dinner/fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. at the new Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 60 N. Lake Destiny Dr Maitland. Features Ruth Andrew Ellenson, author of The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt. Info and RSVP: #07-645-5933, ext, 237. Israeli Folk Dancing -7:30 - 10 p.m. at the JCC. Beginners and intermediates. Instruction: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. $4.50 nembers and $5 nonmen bers, tnfo: 407-645-5933. Temple Shalom of Del ona--Talmud study, 8 p.m. Address: 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona. Info: 386-789-2202 or e-m il Web site: www.shalomdeltona. com. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Congregation of Reform Judaism--Luncheon meeting for prospective parents regarding Southwest religious school campus, 11:30 a.m. at a private home in Windermere. Info: 407- .645-0444, or jgamson@crjorland' Temple Israel--Torah study class with Rabbi Gary Perras, 11:30 a.m. The Torah portion of the week is read in English, with commentaries and discussion. Temple Israel meets at the Maitland JCC. Info: 407-647-3055. I"l'm lost without it!"1 / inexcusable!" I"My week is not I"I can't live1 complete without it!"J I,without it!"J OB .AR ES ~ '.ow ~the world a~ I supposed t1 'hat's going on?" / These are some the comments we receive from readers when they mississue of Heritage Florida JewishNews. # What you missing out on? Subscribe today! Illll m II m llll Illlll m m m m m m lmlll Illl IIIll Iml Illl Illlll m m m m m m | GT GG I Please: enter Q extend my subscription for: I 1 year at $37S I 2 years at $69. I 1 year out-of-s MAIL SUBSC] Name I Address ,City/State/ZiPI I e~ I | Fill out col [ with check or credJ I HERITAGE FI, | P.O. 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NEWYORK(JTA)--IsraeI's Obama elected, promptedRudi Shenk, Obama's New former ambassador to the Alon Pinkas, Israel's former York state director, sent out a United States is taking credit high-profile consul general in mass e-mail to "set the record for Barack Obama's recent New York, to write a column straight" about Obama's reli- statementtotheJewishmedia defending Obama. gion and his views on Israel. that he was committed to The spat comes amid "Even if you do not plan ensuring "Israel's qualitative continuing concern in some to endorse Senator Obama, military superiority" over its Jewish circles about Obama's please counter these false Arab neighbors, attitude toward the Jewish rumors that have been spe- Danny Ayalon told JTA state--a concern sparked cifically targeted at our com- that the Obama campaignin part by an e-mail smear, munity," Shenk wrote. had reached out to him after since discredited, alleging Obamahimselfspentmore the ambassador wrote a Jan. that Obama is secretly a than20minutesonthephone 23 column in The Jerusalem Muslim, studied in an Islamic with the Jewish media before Post arguing that Israelis academy, took his Senate Super Tuesday in which he should greet the prospect of oath of office on a Koran and took pains to stress his corn- an Obama presidency "with refuses to say the Pledge of mitment to Israel. some degree of concern." Allegiance. During the call he dis- In the column, titled "Who Jewish communal leaderscussed his 20.06 visit to Israel are you Barack Obama?,"from across the political and and his tour of the country's Ayalon wrote that he had religious spectrum signed a northern region, notinghow met with the Illinois senator lettercondemningthefalseal- he had been affected in his on two occasions and found legations; while seven Jewish meetings with civilians who "that he was not entirely Democratic senators put out had suffered from Hezbollah forthright with his thinking" their own statement defend- rocket attacks. about Israel. ing Obama on Israel. "It drove home for me Ayalon's column triggered Still, in days leading up to the vulnerability of so many swift criticism from his suc- Super Tuesday, when most of Israeli residents and stiff: cessor, Sallai Meridor, and a the states with large Jewish ened my resolve to ensure Ha>aretz editorial. -populations were set to hold that Kassam rockets were Earlierinthemonth, Israeli primaries, the Obama cam- news reports citing anony- paign worked to shore up the Envoys on page 15A STANLEY LOTTO he fought in WorldWar II and of San Diego, Calif Toby Mel- received the Purple Heart, donofGainesville, Fla Jeffrey Stanley Lotto of Orlando, along with other medals of Wagner of Gainesville, Grego- Fla. died on Wednesday, Feb. valor. He graduated from ry Wagner of Daytona Beach, 13, 2008. He was 66 years Stetson University in 1949 and RachelWagnerofMiami. old. with a degree of Juris Doctor. He is also survived by his dear Mr. Lotto was born in He first worked in Miami, friend, Larry Wagner; and his Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a where he fought to keep the eightgrandchiidren, whomhe postal worker, beaches open to the public, loved dearly. He is survived by his wife, Later he returned to Daytona, Donations inmemory of Mr. Joan; son, David; and daugh- whereheopenedhisofficeand Wagner may be made to the ters, Ronni Faith (Michael) became a champion for the Jewish Federation of Volusia Newt and Stephanie Amber. poor and disenfranchised. As and Flagler Counties, 470 An- Services were entrustedan early civil rights advocate, dalusia Ave Ormond Beach, to Beth Shalom Memorialhe vigorously represented FL32174ortoTempleBethel, Chapel, Orlando. minoritiesandfoughtagainst 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond social injustice as counsel for Beach, FL 32174. ELY OHAYON the NAACP. As a civil lawyer, his work EMANUEL WOLGEL ElyOhayonofOrlando, Fla. set precedents that continue died on Monday, Feb.11,2008. to affect the lives and well- Emanuel Woigel of AI- He was 71 years old. being of citizens throughout tamonte Springs, Fla. died on Mr. Ohayon was born in Florida, especially those Monday, Feb.ll,2008.Hewas Morocco and worked as the who have not had the means 88 years old. owner and operator of ato fight for themselves. Mr. Woigel was born in business. In2002,hewasrecognized Poland. He worked as an Services were entrustedwith the Florida Bar Associa- accountant for the IRS, and to Beth Shalom Memorialtion'smostprestigiousaward, moved to Central Florida in Chapel, Orlando. given to only one lawyer each 1995. He was a member of year throughout the state. Congregation Ohev Shalom. MAURICE WAGNER The "Tobias Simon Award"He is survived by his son, recognized not only his work Philip (Doff) Wolgel; daugh- MauriceWagnerofDeltona,as a civil rights advocate but ters, Sari (Paul) Shifrin and Fla. died on Saturday, Feb. 9, also for the many community Nan (Dan) Scott; grand- 2008, surrounded by his ram- service hours he contributed children, Aron, Ilan, Aviva, ily. He was 85 years old. to the poor through Central Jonah, Rachael, Kayla, Mira Mr.Wagnerwasanattorney Florida Legal Services.and Nurisha. in the Daytona Beach area. He is survived by his loving Services were entrusted He served honorably in the wife Faye Wagner; his five to Beth Shalom Memorial UnitedStatesAirForce, where children, Rozanne Anderson Chapel, Orlando. a S a i t