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PAGE 16 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 11, 20(~1 Gary A. Kaiser, M.D.F.A.C.S of UROLOGY ASSOCIATES, P.A. wishes the Jewish Community A 11 West Columbia St. By Elaine Silver Jay Feldman, a UCF senior, thought he was gathering four Israeli Defense Forces veter- ans to talk about their experi- ences. But what he really did was gather a century of his- tory into UCF's Wired Cafg on March 27th. In the audience was a such close friends that they nursed each other's children. As a young man in Palestine in the 1930's, her father joined the Haganah. The Haganah, which began as an illegal un- Israel during the 1967 Six Day War. It was returned to Egypt as part of the peace treaty brokered by President Jimmy Carter with Sadat and Begin in 1978. Avni is still not sup- which imports art and By l giftware by Israeli artists. Jay Kohn grew up on the NEV Space Coast of Florida. In Matza/ 1979 he spent his first year of Egypt. college at Hebrew UniversitY things1 derground organization, posed to talk about her as- in Jerusalem. He returned to Wethin merged into the Israel De- signment in the desert.Floridaand was at UCFwhen ably f fense Forces after the State of "Take an 18 year old, put a the war in Lebanon began. In thougl- Israel was born in 1948. rifle in his hand, tell him to 1983 he moved to Israel with friends She continued, her father protect the lives and homes the goal of learning enough Whatw Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 422-2484 woman !n her seventies,was arrested by the British of his family and friends, and Hebrew to join the army.OUtsh wnose ratner was oorn mmandate government. Hishe grows up pretty quickly, Before he became an Is: ir po r n ie Jerusalem at the turn of the jailer, a friend, helped him observes Dora Avni. raeli citizen he volunteered And UrllCe/-lOUtS d t mege c s last century. She told her escape. He fled to the United Jordan Miller grew up in to join the army, but first he People 422-2484 father's story of his mother States. The woman has never Boston ln1976 he enrolled as had to "make aliyah." After tUally. and her Arab neighbor being been to Israel, but is hoping an overseas student at TelAviv completingan Ulpan at Camp PaSsov to join the Greater Orlando nifican Irl b I tripplannedforthissummer. "Take an 18 gear old, put a rifle in people, The room was full of Israeli soldiers, all of whom wanted " 'S OVer wi hts hand, tell htm to protect the live, TOTAL oPTIC. ,L SERVICES ] to fly for the lsraeli Air Force. fieult.' r" -1" "1 Elan Avni, a large man with a and homes of his family and friends, for old, I Complete Eye Exam I 50% off $25 off [-- $25 off t [ ing to ! n ! I for o iy $49.99 [ any frame I any purchase[ all sunglasses & i [ graying ponytail, who said he felt like everyone's grandfa- and he grows up pretty quickly." o enfa I (Contact lenses I (With prescription I over $100 I prescription glasses I I ther, had actually been a "jet BUtthe I fit not included) ' lenses purchase) ' ' I I | I at rcgul~r prices I at rcgular prices I at regular prices I I jockey" for the Israeli Air andol I e ,Co.po e ,Co o e tco o,I I Force from 1956 to1959. He t get t Er~ires 4/30/03 Expires 4/30/03 Expires 4/30/03 I Expires 4/30/03 L I L. 1 Iwas in training during the University, and decided to Marcus, in Haifa, named for OVer. DAVID GUBER Licensed Optician [ 1956 Sinai war over the Suez stay. He settled on Ben an Americanwhowasa! Repairs 407-644-2211 Same Day Service I CanAvalni came to the United inGurian Sthe Negev.Kibbutz'In 1982,StehavingB ker mous1948 WarISraeliof generallndepend,in 145 S. Orlando Ave - Maitland Comer Hw,17-92 & Horatio,[States in the early 1960 s and become an Israeli citizen, and 9 months of traininl was drafted into the U.S. Miller reported for military entered the elite Golani boutique Your Landscaping Maintenance Source mauricelawncare @ hotmail.com Army. He flew jets in Vietnam as a Medivac pilot for the Green Berets. Today Avni is a principal in Israel USA Con- nection. The company sells a security device developed in Israel which uses biometric identification to immobilize stolen or hijacked vehicles. Avni's wife, Dora, one of the panel members, teaches in the UCF Judaic Studies program. Dora Avni a "city girl from Tel Aviv," served in the 1973 Yom Kippur war when women were limited to support services in the center of Israel. Dora wanted the impossible - to be a para- service and was assigned to serve in Lebanon. He was 23 and reporting to officers who were only 19. AfterMillerwas injuredand could no longer be in a fight- ing unit, as he had studied to be a social worker, the IDF assigned him to work with disadvantaged youth. He counseled young men and women from impoverished families so that they came out of the army with employable skills. gade. Their first to protect the Israeli withdrawing from into a "security belt" north of the Israeli border. "It was scary but to look across the border Israel and feel that you had a purpose in kee Israeli people safe harm," says Kohn of his experience. Roye Shalev, the member of the panel, leased from service just The army assigned Miller and a half years to a local family to visit on father:slDFcareer, fro Shabbat. Miller was at first to 1996, took the reluctant to go, then the invi- live in many places trooper, lnstead, sheaskedto tation became an order. The the world, including serve at the front, and was family gave Miller a key to where Shalevwas born. given an assignment to the their home, and their lives Shalev joined the headquarters at Sharm el quickly intertwined. Today, Brigade, the Israeli Mani | Sheik, the southernmost tip the boy who was four when identified by their purp!, d | of the Sinai Desert overlook- Miller first vis'ited is now rets. Shalev served in ing the Straits of Tehran. studying at UCF. The fami!y current hot spots -the The Sinai peninsula was connectionalsoledtoMillers Bank, GazaandLebanOn' | Egyptian territory taken by new business, AriLevArt, unit lost three soldierS,! Lebanon. Five of his school fr,ends d,ed ,n del" i from Bagel King Bakery & Restaurant & Catering In tradition of Passover, Bagel King will be serving matza brie, potato pancakes, matza ball soup, and other matza products during the holidays from April 16th thru April 24th. All Our Products are Freshly Baked on Premises. 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(Only one week excep- tion throughout the YeaO. ing their country. .-rr, Jay Feldman, moderaW | the evening's panel, re"sl l ing on his recent visit to | rael, commented {hat itS| "surreal to see young Isr,' | college age women, .dry[ up to go to night clubS,t [ M-16 r!fles strapped [ backs. "Having soldiers where with rifles maK U#| feel safe," said Dora " ll Maybe she's right. Jus! ,l days after the panel at, dl another suicide tered the seaside I Netanya. It was appa.re0 I| sight of a soldier lear, cafg that prevented rorist from entering tla D d| ing. Instead he blew| up outside. While people were injured, raeli died. The youngest the audience was Ayelet Kohn's babY ter, Edin. Edin is member of the ing to her mothe IDF veteran. dan at Akaba friendly border known as the Ayelet vic couragingly, ,'It's] that after a few world can change."