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Page 4, HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, March 2, 1979 YOUR GIFT LENDS A HELPING HAND TO JEWS AROUND THE WORLD It'll make you walk a little straighter, too! Some of the dollars you pledge to Combined Jewish Appeal help defray medical expenses incurred by Jewish eldeely in Central Florida, elsewhere in America and overseas. Without these funds many older people would be unable to meet the rising costs of heallh care, housing and food. Through CJA, your donalion allows Jews everywhere to live with dignity, decency -- and in some cases to surv/w. But the best part of givin is what it does for yourself. By helping a felh)w Jew you'll enrich your own spirit and stand a little taller, I oo. 1979 is the Year of Renewal. Are you with us? I THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER ORLANDO a COMBINED IEWISH APPEAL SAT Class Set for JCC Next Week A preparatory class for high school students who plan to take the .AT or PSAT college entrance exams in April, will begin at the JCC next week. The eight-week class will be held on Monday from 7-10 p.m., beginning March 5. Fees are $115 for Center members; $125 for non-members. For registration, call the JCC at 645-5933. Schools Offer Adult Reading Improvement Orange County Public Schools Adult Reading Academy offers a "Right-To- Read" program to any adult, age 16 or older, interested in learning to read or improving reading skills. All tutoring is done on a one student-one tutor basis at times and locations conven- ient to student and tutor. Training workshops to prepare volunteer tutors to teach are conducted monthly. To receive free reading skills or to volunteer to tutor, call the Adult Reading Academy at 859- 7323. SAUl, ZATZ, honored by Temple "outstanding semice to the B'Shauat celebrations at the synagogue is shown planting a tree on Congregational president Bill Chalm Rozwaski, Dr. Aluin Sauag g Greenberg look on. Annual Doll Show Sch00 The second annual doll show will take placea " Mall, Fd.--Sun., March 9-11. r :" The show is open to doll collectors, clubs a allow them the opportunity to exhibit their dollS'i doll houses for viewing and sale. The public is invited to attend free Jewish G! Gets to Wear by Rochelle Saidel Wolk Special to the JTA ALBANY, N.Y. -- Tony Litwin's U.S. Army uniform isn't exactly like most other enlisted men's because he proudly wears a kippah on his head at all times. : "When I first arrived at Fort Sill, Okla.," he said, "my superiors asked me what I had on my head and told me to take it off, or I'd get kicked out of the army. But we finally came to a friendly agreement." Litwin, who converted to Judaism a year ago, studied for five years and was "turned down" by several rabbis. He finally completed an Orthodox conversion in New York City, under the guidance of Rabbi Basil Herring of Kingston, New York, he explained. Litwin, 26, a native of California, whose original surname was Lagano, took his present name from his wife's grandmother's maiden name after he completed his conversion. A Vietnam War veteran, he re- enlisted immediately after his conversion, complete with beard and payot. His current status is Spec. 4, Several working with computers in Fire Direction Control. wore a was told to "1 shaved voluntarily," he mess hall. said, "but I still wear a kippah told he and arba kanfot (fringes), kippah and I also daven and wear tefillin.'! g;some 'flack' but to wear these times, when I explain that I'm an Orthodox Jew, officers the kippah usually seem to under- "They were stand." martial "but Tries To InstOI Jewishness Now stationed at Fort court." Bragg, N.C., Litwin said that The with the exception of questions chaplains, he has never met discussed another GI with a kippah, what "Most Jewish soldiers I uniform, meet are young Reform "In one Jews who don't follow beard of a- rituals," he said. "1 fly to instill Chaplain,. a little 'Jewishness' in them, but they don't seem to care." District CoOl According to Dennis D.C." Rapps, executive director With this and general counsel for the precedent, National Jewish Com- mission on Law andPublic [ Affairs (COLPA), a group of another volunteer attorneys that C h a p l a i n Kalinsky, represent Orthodox groups, the wearing of kippot in the If Litwin army is part of a larger issue that includes beards. COLPA to come has had several cases agreement5 against the U.S. Air Force, he COLPA rl said. another PURIM CA Community SF GAME PRIZES FOOD GREAT ZUCCHINI MAGIC SHOW 12:30 and 1:30 SUNDA MARCH I NOON -- 3:00 held at the Cong. of Liberal 928 Malone Drive Orlando, Florida COME ONE COME