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~CFIOO|/uS ~ /~Ol'oac1 ~ WOfl(JWl(JC lOUfll]g ~ ?" -.( . ' . ~. l~,l[~, ] LET US PONIT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ] the nature of the war widely in a gymnasium cum process- dier who needs kosher ~ " ] ~T|II'~FNT CAMP ~ TRIP Ah','I~,NR~, ] expected tobeginsometime in ingcenteratFortDix.Aperson- Kronenberg will help I ~ ~ / the next few weeks, withitsfo- nel team at each station was that he gets it. That s I 2u~55~xa"% / cus on the Middle East and the evaluating the status of differ- even be issued kosh( ] 11o-~31 -t~F41 ~t)o-Dzz-3~ ~ tax: II0-~33- 14~/ ] involvement of Israel, it is "ex- entaspectsofthe soldiers lives, meals ready to eat, email:,tremely rare to have someone Before being deployed, these equivalentofaKP ask not to serve because of reli- AWARD-WINNING ALL-You-CAN-EAT BUFFET FULL BAR/EXTENSIVE WINE LIST GOURMET DESSERT MENU FREE PARKING ALLAN BAKER February 26 -April 13 You loved him in Sugar Babies. so we've brought him back as HaroldHill in The Music Man men and women visit, for ex- the field; Kronenberg gion," according to Lieutenant ample, a medical booth, an op- sues the soldiers a Colonel Ira Kronenberg, a re- tometry booth, an education siddur serve chaplain stationedat Fort area, a benefits area, and the Chaplaincy Council Dix. chaplaincy area, among many only one approved by all No Jews have expressed any others, major Jewish particular concerns connected Young people come and go and a Magen David with their religious identity in from the room and the building which seems to be regard to the possible war, he in small groups and individu- lar. says, includingwhat mighthap- ally. There are snack machines Beginning in March, he pen should they be captured, in the entryway, even a "corn- offer soldiers seder kits and don't appear to feel that the munity" newspaper. It could be with them for Passover. danger is greater for them be- a college campus meeting area, !te has similar items causeoftheirreligion.ltisChris- except that everyone iswearing diersofother reli tians, he says, who "are more army fatigues and black boots, tian Bible, a Quran, bothered by going toacountry EvenKronenberg'skipaissewn beads. Unlike his first .where they may not be allowed from camouflage material, duty assignment from to practice their religion." In On this particular day, Rabbi 1975, fact, beside the issue of kosher DavidLapp, directoroftheJew- to Jewish soldiers. In facto food, Kronenberg says, Jewish ish Welfare Board's Jewish general chaplain, despite soldiers passing through the Chaplains Council, has visited Torah scroll emblem o~ processing center at Fort Dix Kronenberg to check on sup- lapel, he seem notto raise any concerns plies. "Do you need more people of all faiths. That'S specifictotheirJewishidentity, siddurim?Howareyouforpam- he insists on being National Guard and reserve phletsonShabbatandkashrut? Chaplain Kronenber soldiers deployed overseas Kronenberg estimates that stead of "Rabbi throughMcGuireAirForceBase among those making their way whenonactiveduty."Onel have a one-in-five chance of aroundtheroom, about 1.5per- I've found," he says, "is meeting Kronenberg. Fort Dix cent will identify themselves as sit and talk to soldiers, isthefirststopformanyofthem Jewish. Some choose not to say not care if I'm called by Uncle Sam for active they are Jewish, say Lapp and or ayarmulka. They duty; it is the only regional re- Kronenberg, basedonapercep- can help them.'At his serve training and mobilizing tionthatitwillnegativelyaffect ingcenterstation center on the east coast, them professionally."It is a per- wews last less than five A licensed social worker and ception, nota reality, but people ordainedrabbi, Kronenberghas do it [to enhance] their careers questions regarding worked'at Daughters of Miriam -- for a promotion, for status, town, work, and family Center/The Gallen Institute, a It's not a reality. The army is the soldiers move on to nursing home in Clifton, for 27 way ahead of society when it next station. While all years. He was called to active comes to tolerance," says Lapp. lains have different dutyonJan. 17. Kronenberg has encoun- Kronenber offer diets departing ing For those lains also take on the role of social worker, head off any problems might arise while the men and women from storin nancial and even legal Kronenberg believes 407-843-6275 OP.ll5 / Lunch and Learn The Women s Cabinet of the Jewish Federation is sponsoring a monthly Lunch and Learn series about Jewish ethics at the Hebrew Day School. The course is being taught by Dr. Zena Sulkes, Head of the Day School. The next session is on Wednesday, March 19 at noon. Everyone in the community is welcome to at- tend. To RSVP, please call Nancy Ludin at 407-645. 5933, ext. 239, or e-ma il Shown here are participants LORI BRENNER (1) and JEANNIE LEA VITT. Custom Windows and Doors Will your windows weather the next storm? Energy efficient replacement windows Gutters and down spouts Screen enclosures Siding Soffit and facia S. Klein Contractors ~ ~" I I!IVISA" @ : ~i,] ][31311:1 Financing L:~L ~ Available 2478 Tahoe Circle Steve Klein Winter Park, FL 32792 407-657-0158 tary chaplain, cause he is Jewish. "It s very, very importad~l.l~ p h' Jews participate in all as ,l~(2 ~:'~ 1, and otttinue life, political, cultural, ad .~'th d tary. The queshon' Ofom~di ~ relae COre of loyalty sometimes c a tions People realize when ~ ~]~ DPeared Jewish chaplains that v T i t dicatec part of the country. .l~Utically Inc By participating, we ~tff.e.d the co, we're loyal citizens." ~ ttleas abo " tlynami "P OPle are elati nsl JANET K. BURIGI{ ~:~le~ a:~t, AlJanoetteKpring: riieC: ell C' day, February 17. She years old. Mrs. Burick homemaker. Dayton, Ohio and Altamonte Springs in She was a member ,f5 Israel in Orlando and Abraham Synagogue in | ton, Ohio. ~l' r, ell She is survived bv het 'i X a - "~ell band, Francis DickinSOP,J ~(21 .] Altamonte Springs; son, D. Burick of Redding, ;~] daughter, Joyce Swarzr0J[~'" Tampa; brother Dr. lqill~[ Kravitz of Beverly Hills, t~.] sister Adele Tilson of P~ Ohio and two grandcbild~ Fortne Services were entrUSt~,i| 0v]k. , Beth Shalom Me~"~~ Chapel, Orlando. ]~ -"~