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PAGE 18 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 28 Watson Realty Co% REAL'I'CH~~ Randy Ames, ABR, GRI REALTOR~ PINNACLE CLUB Serving Buyers & Sellers Since 1990 1425 West Highway 434, Suite 101 Longwood, Florida 32750-3847 4071622-8503 1-800-943-6444 xl09 Fax 407/767-5989 E-Maih RandyatWat@aol.com CYCLING AND FITNESS ORLANDO (formerly Schwinn) SALES SERVICE Our 52nd Year 618 N MILLS AVE ORL Same Ownership Ne~ to C(donlal Photo & I'k)l~y IBI.-II is B Repairs & Parts for all makes and models. New Bikes. New Thinking. About your computer "Tsuris "! ~~~ Need hardware or software updates? Computer acting weird? Virus? System locking-up or strange errors? lnternet or Email not working? Slow? PC and laptop repairs and upgrades Larry Gutter (407) 375-7430 Larrythecomputerguy @ cfl.rr.com Shader Continued from page 1 The Shaders, a pioneer Jewish family who came to Orlando in the early 1900s, were dairy farmers; they now own and manage Per- sonal Mini Storage facili- ties throughout the area. Sager also kidded Mardi when he first said, she is "desperately shy and unable to speak her mind," but went on to explain that it is her "no nonsense approach and outspoken manner" that has helped Ohev grow and thrive through the years. Of Ron, Sager explained, this "southern farmer and country boy, born and bred in Orlando" approaches ev- erything he does with "en- thusiasm and determina- tion and 100 percent effort." As echoed throughout the evening, he added, Ron and Mardi are excellent role models" and have paved the way for future generations. Ohev Shalom's Rabbi Aaron Rubinger spoke about the "honor and pleasure it is to be Mardi and Ron's rabbi." He referred to a pas- sage from the prophet Micha when talking about the Shader's generosity with time, assistance and praise, " what does God re- quire of you but to do jus- tice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God." (Micha 6:8). Michael and Beth Shader - nephew and niece of Ron - who chaired the event, added words of admiration and love when they spoke about their aunt and uncle. I presents / l arbara Lebow April 3 - 13, 2003 Directed by Shelley Ackman Fantasies and flashbacks interweave in this poignant and haunting drama about a family separated by drcumstance and held apart by the depression and the HolocausL Set in post World War II New York, a woman is reunited with her father and sister. Call (407) 645-5933, ext. 245 for reservations. Thurs. Apr. 3 SaL Apr. 5 Apr. 6 Performances at 7".30 pm at 8:00 pm at 2:00 pm Sat. Apr. 12 at 8:00 prn Sun. Apr. 1,5 at 2:00 pm Ticket Prices: $10.00 For JCC Seniors & Students $12.00 Seniors, Students and JCC members $14.00 For general public www.orlandojcc.org All performances are held at the JCC Auditorium 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. Ron and Mardi greeted and thanked the 290 friends, relatives, and coogregants who were at the dinner. Ron related that the "rewards of volunteering are immeasur- able. My friend, Bubba Lippton once said, 'give til it hurts and you always feel better'" and then with a smile he told his wife "that every time she writes "those checks" it does hurt." Burt Chasnov, president of COS, thanked Ron and Mardi for their tireless ef- forts and their devotion to the synagogue. He then in- troduced Ben Weiner presi- dent of the Tampa Orlando Jewish Foundation. Weiner announced, "Ron and Mardi will be creating a six-figure charitable fund at the foundation benefiting Congregation Ohev Sha- lom." "TOP Jewish Foundation is proud to help the Shader's lead through example by cre- ating this new charitable AIPAC Continued from page 1 There are grave fears in the American Jewish world about the White House's postwar plans, given Bush's recent announcement that he will present the "road nap" for Israeli-Palestinian peace following confirma- tion of the new Palestinian Authority prime minister, which is expected shortly. According to some re- ports, however, presentation of the road map may be de- layed until after the end of the war in Iraq Many in the Jewish community are con- cerned about the participa- tion of the United States' partners in the diplomatic "Quartet" that drafted the plan - the United Nations, European Union and Russia - who are seen as biased to- ward the Palestinians. In addition, they feel the road map places too much pressure on Israel to make concessions without pre- liminary, reciprocal or irre- vocable steps by the Pales- tinians. But it's unclear how much criticism can be voiced, given the "rally around the flag" mentality at the AIPAC summit. "There's a fine line for the community to be walking right now," one Jewish offi- cial said. Participants at the con- ference will need to find a way to praise the U.S.-Israel relationship while noting that it is not the impetus for the war. They also are expected to support the president's plans to further postwar democ- racy in the Middle East - while criticizing the linkage between the Iraq war and the Israeli-Palestinian con- flict. Plans for the conference are fluid, as it's unclear whether it will be held in the midst of war or at the beginning stages of regime change. Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, is confirmed to speak, and Secretary of State Colin Powell has been invited. For- eign Minister Silvan Shalom will represent Israel. One topic on the agenda is clear: AIPAC wants to en- courage congressional ap- proval of the $1 billion in military aid and $9 billion in fund that benefits the synagogue's efforts in ensur- ing a strong, vibrant Central Florida Jewish community." To commemorate the evening the Shaders were presented with a fused glass plate with gold etchings de- signed by Israeli artist Andreas Meyers and made in Israel. Mardi told the Heritage, it is a magnificent piece that is being displayed in a prominent place in their home. "It was a wonderful evening. You could tell that a lot of hard work went into every detail; it was obvious. It was the nicest event we have been to and we were overwhelmed, she added. Beth Shader said that she and Michael were thrilled with everything, "from the dinner to the Visions con- cert (which drew an addi- tional 150 people) that fol- lowed. She explained that much of the credit goes to the committee and Drazen, who is the chair Fundraising for Congrega" tion Ohev Shalom. "It was truly a fair," according to "400 members of the family' came together what turned out to be elegant, loving evening. was a fantastic way to plus the entire event raise $58,000 Visions, the three lar and talented of the Ohev family, their appreciation for only the Shaders, but i front of the hometoW crowd sang a tribute to their mothers. Phyllis Turner, Michal Osteen and Loren London were brought or stage for daughters AmY, Talia and Andra to them for their love in everything have accomplished. The theme of the event was definitely loyal loan guarantees for Israel that the White House is ex- pected to propose in coming days, part of a supplemental spending bill related to the Iraq war that may reach $100 billion. Extra aid to Israel could be problematic in the midst of war, tax cuts and a deficit, but the pro-Israel lobby has been encouraged in recent weeks by bipartisan calls of support from congressional leaders. Israel had been seeking $4 billion in military aid, but was given only a quarter of the amount. Friedkin said that AIPAC will lobby for whatever package the Bush administration and Israel agree to. The other priority will be to make sure that the president's engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian con- flict reflects his landmark speech of last June 24, which differs in some respects from drafts of the road map. Jewish leaders had been heartened by the White House's reluctance to em- brace the road map over the event. past few months, repeatedly delaying its implementation at Israel's request. They were caught off guard earlier this month when, during U.S. attempts to build international sup- port for the war on Iraq, Bush announced he would present the road map after a Palestinian prime minister "with real authority" takes office. Jewish leaders were en- couraged by Bush's indica- tion that the exact contents of the road map were still up for debate. In the days that followed, however, the ad- ministration has flip-flopped on that issue. State Department spokes- man Richard Boucher said March 19 that the road map was nonnegotiable, while other State Department and National Security Council officials have said otherwise. AIPAC has called repeat- edly for congressional legis- lation that codifies Bush's June 24 speech - in which he called for an interim Pales- tinian state, but only after a complete cessation of vio- lence against Israel and the replacement of the Palestin- ian Authority leadership. AIPAC has convinced law- makers to offer such legisla- tion and place it spending bills. The theorY that legislation that Bush to the parameters his June speech could the influence of the map. "We will be lobbying support for the road map that implements the president's June 24th vi" sion," Friedkin said. AIPAC also will push support of legislation pressures Syria to cut its with terrorist groups. But no matter what AIPAC's agenda, the war ill Iraq will be the elephant ill the room. "I don't think there will be that much talk about tla : road map," said Morris Amitay, a former executiV director of AIPAC. "Unle the war is over by then, eq" erything will be focused 0r the war." Friedkin says does not believe concerns will hurt atteJ dance. She says AIPAC stressed to attendees there will be a strong enforcement [ need to support troops and support the forts for democracy built in the Middle the relationship of United States and Israel Abraham Foxman tional director of the Defamation Lea conference is likely to tract the scorn of "bigo but in fact it will be a that Jewish groups are ing as normal - attendinga uled conference. "There was no need : Jews to get ahead of curve" on Iraq, speaking( before the White House cided whether to go to Foxman said. But now the United has vaded Iraq, it for the Jewish world to port it, he said. Friedkin said that ing the policy during the war is, in ways, an advanta discussion of is likely to attract media tention, which could light the other parts AIPAC's agenda. "We are very aware we are at war," "While we are She also says not alter speakers' messag