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HE. RITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 28, 2003 PAGE 7 TIM BOXER'S Traveling with the Mayor Is A Fiddler (Who Knew?) "New Yorkers like nothing better than a 2 for 1," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said as he welcomed the combined Orchestras of the Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Zubin .Mehta, and the New York Philharmonic, led by Lorin Maazel, in a joint benefit gala at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. It's been 20 years since the two orchestras performed together. Maestro Mehta was then music director of both Orchestras, and sole conductor of that concert. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said he enjoys being a mayor but wouldn't mind being a member of the Israel Philhar- monic Orchestra. "I used to play the violin in the kibbutz Where I was born," he told me. He said his parents came from Poland and settled in Kibbutz Huldai, which gave them not only a new home but also a new name." One day the young sabra Huldai was given a ticket to an IPO concert in Tel Aviv. tribute to Manhattan District Attorney, "but not because I fear indictment." Sen. Charles Schumer was brimming with praise for his junior colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And vice versa. "One way we can lessen our dependence on Middle East off," Clinton said, "is to harness Chuck Schumer's energy." Clinton had extremely warm words for the only out of state legislator, Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland. "When Barbara first came to the senate," Clinton said, "there was a rule against wearing pantsuits. Day after day she spoke on why shouldn't it be appropriate for women to wear pantsuits on the floor of the senate. "I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't won that one, Barbara." Both women, as a matter of habit, wear pantsuits. Rangel was right. "With the congressional delegation here," he warned, "you're going to hear more than you ever wanted." Two hours later, after all the congressmen had their say, keynote speaker Mikulski rose to address the SRO gather- ing at the UJA-Federation offices. The UJA-Federation of New York co-hosted the event. "I am glad to be here," she said, "and I am glad to be finally able to speak." She mentioned her visit to Poland, two decades earlier, "to learn my own history." She went to Auschwitz where "I became undone. I under- stood why there must be a Jewish state. I vowed I'd do my best to ensure the survival of the state of Israel." The Secret Of His Longevity "I had to transfer three buses to get there," he recalled. Now you know why he's the longtime New York State fe"My seat was in the last row of Mann Auditorium. They Assembly speaker. When Sheldon Silver addressed the atured Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with Isaac Stern. I Orthodox Union's National Council of Synagogue Youth Was the luckiest kid on earth. I fell in love with the music at the New York Marriott Marquis, he made it short and and the atmosphere, and the taste has stayed with me ever sweet. since." "I'm smart enough to know that I'm the only thing that Since then he was able to make some progress - tonight stands between you and dinner." he sat a few rows further down where "I can see and hear That surely was worth a few votes. a~uch better." NCSY inducted several worthy individuals into its Ben Security was extremely intense at the IPO party at Tavern Zakkai Honor Society, including Lenny Solomon of Shlock on the Green in Central Park. Guests walked a daunting Rock, and presented special awards to others, including gauntletofski maskedsharpshooterswithautomaticweap. Cantor Sherwood Goffin of Manhattan's famed Lincoln Ons and vicious looking guard dogs. Square Synagogue. I asked a guest what does he do? "I would like to say Chairman Avery Newman recalled when his wife was in security, Alfred Kingsley replied, hinting at a thriving labor: "She did not listen to me. She listened to Goffin's business. "But it's securities." tapes." Wistfully he reminisced about the zany '90s when there IPO (initial public offering) din.ner every night. w the only IPO dinner is this one." Spreading Praise with the Bagels Get nine New York congressmen and its two senators tt gether, Democrats all, at the Jewish Community Rela- ~Ons Council's congressional breakfast, and the 24th an- nual event turned into a virtual love-lest. Abraham Biderman, chairman of JCRC commission on government relations, introduced each congressman so profusely, that Rep. Eliot Engel remarked, "I wish the two WOmen in my life were here - my mother would believe every Word and my wife would wonder who he's talking about. It took Rep. Charles Rangel to break the mold. He paid By Michael Gamson )'ale University website endless SOurce of history p We as Jews know the ira- going attempt to make these Ortance of written docu- documents available to the raents in the development public, the university scans gfour society. From thethese historical documents c~er. 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There are literally hun- sity. . . dreds of documents at The Yale Avalon project is Avalon that pertain to Jew- ~repositorv of documents ish history in one-way or relatin .- ,gtolaw, laistory, eco. another. Two of the more a,~ ItS, politics, diplomacy, interesting collections for -,u ~OVernment. In an On- Jewish Historians are the Preparing In Advance When his father was getting ready to go to a NewYork nursing home, Alan asked what he wanted to take with him. His father said to call Jack Lebewohl at the Second Avenue Dell on the Lower East Side and have him deliver a supply of chopped liver, corned beef and pastrami. "Pop, why do you want to take that with you?" Alan asked. "I know," his father replied, "the nursing home is not going to serve what I used to eat at the Second Avenue Dell." At Wit's End The question: Who was the most successful businessman in history? The answer (from Gabriel Erem): Noah. He successfully floated a limited company while the whole world was in liquidation. collectionofNuremburgwaras every United Nations crime trial documents and Resolution. the entire Middle East col- One can read the vitriolic lection, diatribe of the Hamas char- The Nuremberg Collec- ter, and understand what tionofDocumentsishaunt- documents underlie the ingly stark and direct. The slaughter carried out in the entire proceedings are trail- name of their members. In scribed and available for the contrast, it is somewhat world to review. From the comforting to look back at opening'motions to the fi- many of the successes Israel nalconvictions, every utter- has experienced in develop- ance is there. There is testi- ing relations with some of mony of witnesses and even her neighbors. In this col- more damning, there are lection, you can read the en- signed and dated captured tire Camp David Accord and documents from Nazi corn- subsequent peace treaty be- manders. The machinery of tween Egypt and Israel. murder is dissected and put There are many documents on display for the world to concerning the normaliza- bear witness to. tion of relations between Is- The other major collec- rael and Jordan. There are tion of particular interest to even documents addressing Jews is the Middle East Col- the seemingly defunct peace lection of Documents. This process between Palestin- collection starts with the iansand Israel. These docu- Sykes-Picot agreement of ments remind us of a time 1916 and continues right up when peace was almost until Colin Powell's ill-fated within reach and encourage attempts at establishing a ustodreamofafuturewhere cease-fire in 2001. The amaz- it exists. ing thing about these texts The Avalon collection is is that they tell the story of available for browsing on the the Middle East without Internet at: http:// commentary or opinion, They are the actual docu- avalon/avalon.htm. Itislong mentsofhistory. Itisleftup address, so if you forget it, to the reader to interpret just do a search on how they affect the worldwe for Yale + have inherited. All of the Avalonanditwillbethefirst British Mandate documents link that you see. May the leading up to Israeli inde- lessons of our history guide pendence are there, as well us to a better tomorrow. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (Rec), Navigator School, 607 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, 407-596-5397, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays each month. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644-2500; Services: Sunday, 8 a.m Mon-Fri, 7 a.m Fri 6:30 p.m Sat. 9:30 a.m. Family Service 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 1033 Semoran Blvd Suite 151, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; Shabbat service, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862- 3505; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m Junior Cong 10:45 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave West Melbourne, 321- 779-0740; Services, 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 1016 Yorkshire Ridge Ct Orlando, 407-855- 0772; Services once a month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-315-0770 Congregation B'nai HaShem, An internet synagogue. 407-767-7502. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 445 S. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chahad (O), 1301 S. Patrick Dr. #62, Satellite Beach, 321-777- 2770. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Liberal Judaism (R), 928 Malone Di Orlando, 407-645- 0444; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; except 1st Friday, Family services begin 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321- 768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 5015 Goddard Ave Orlando, 407-298- 4650; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong 10:15 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aieicbem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m Ist and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation Shalom, Williamsburg(R), P.O. Box 69t081, Orlando, 32869: Friday night services once a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando. 407-238-7943. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. 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