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Held in conjunction with the Jewish Council for Pub- lic Affairs Plenum, partici- pants in both conferences were able to attend each oth- ers' sessions. They co-hosted several sessions including an opening forum titled "Fac- ing Terror and Pursuing Peace." sonal account of how Juda- ism and ethics play a role in his daily decisions. He exam- ined the importance of cor- porate responsibility and es- tablishing a value-based sense of business priorities. Students also met with key political leaders such as Rep. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.). Emotional issues such as freedom of speech, Israel, and *Please call for details. Assisted Facility License #9786 ticipants met with I leaders in these fields. These three act as president of Hillei: The ish Life. Joel is [ elect of Yeshiva University, a post he will assume in the spring. He is widely credited with having used his 15-year ten- RICHARD JOEL (third from the left) poses with UCF students NOAH SAPOSNIK, BEN SACK and JAY FELDMAN after "Late Night with Richard Joel." Through avariety of work- shops, seminars and panels, students from across the country met with world-re- nowned leaders and exam- ined such issues as the envi- ronment, literacy, living wages, hunger and homelessness. One session featured the "TeaEO" of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman, who gave his per- me Jewish community lead- ers, including members of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Or- lando met recently with Or- ange County Chairman Ri- chard T. Crotty. The CRC accepted Chair- man Crotty's invitation to Retirement living at Merrill Gardens is full of opportunities for self expression including Anytime Dining, activities, classes, trips and more. We are so sure you'll find living here inspiring that we back it up with a 60 day guarantee*. MERRIIL GARDENS AT ALTAMONTE SPRINGS the impending war with Iraq were also at the forefront of the conference's agenda. The town hall forum "Countdown to Peace or War" assessed the situation in Iraq and the de- bate about the war. The conference offered spe- cialized tracks for students interested in journalism, the environment, grassroots or- ganizing, or Israel, where par- ure at Hillers international office to turn a low-key pro" gram, loosely affiliated oP eration into a robust JewiSh organization pushing carW pus student issues into the forefront of the American Jewish agenda. On the final day, studentS lobbied on Capitol Hill for many of the issues they hall discussed. A one of a kind retirement community (407) 786-5637 360 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 meet with him; to provide and listened to our concernS. him with an overview of Fed- with that same sincerity and eration and its constituent openness." agencies; and to discuss op- Crotty encouraged mern" portunities for members of bets of the Jewish commW the Jewish community tonity who are Orange CountY. participate in Orange residents to become involved County governance. Federa- tion members also took the opportunity to raise issues of concern, including secu- rity, diversity, and separa- tion of church and state. Crotty discussed the ur- gent issue of the potential closing of the Orlando Re- gional Medical Center trauma unit. He indicated that he would welcome fu- ture meetings with the Jew- ish community to discuss growth management, trans- portation planning and other issues of particular concern to this constitu- ency. Mimi Hull, a member of the Building Bridges sub- committee of the CRC, and the organizer of the meet- ing commented, "I was very pleased, though not at all surprised, to find Chairman Crotty so open to us at the meeting. He spoke sincerely and frankly about the cur- rent Orange County issues on county boards and prO," sented applications for vol" unteer county board poSt" tions. Open board seats clude: Bikeways Advis0 Board, Children and Services Board, Communi Development Board, the l vironmental Commission and a host others as well. Crotty also indicated b!~ willingness to try to avOtu scheduling events off major Jewish High Holy days. Present at the meetiJ from the Jewish communi were Neal Crasnow, president; Daniel chair of the CRC; coma tee members Ambinder, David Bornste Richard Geller, Mimi H Mark Leavitt and Ritter. Also attending w 1 JFGO professional members, Eric Geboff, ecutive director and Goldstein, CRC, director. 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