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No. 39 MAY 16,1980 1 SIVAN 5740 ORLANDO 2nd Clmss postaoe NId at Fern Park, FL , with etHInional entry at Orient, FL Send mddreu changes to P.O, Box 742, Fern Perk, FL 32730 $uburlplbm tm Flwide eddrlum: SINGLE COPY s,, ,., p,,,  ,w..w ,x,,, ging Vows, Are They ? TOLBERT and Harold Dukes, and Mary urry and Carl Hargrove were married on Wed., 7. Well, not really, they were part of a moc/c 3 performed by Rabbi Andy Hillman at High School. Each year Jones High School a dilerent ethnic mock wedding ceremony school's student body. This year it was the wedding. At right, thebridegroom signing the Katuba. HERITAGE photo by Barbara Coenson-Roth ! in Orlando Somayach Administrator Scouts For Students college-aged in Israel -- -- and its administrator, Rabbi Label David Rozwaski, now in his wish to continue their Jewish an Ohr Somayach branch in Brooklyn, N.Y., until hewentto Adler, was in town last week third year at Ohr 5omayach education, they stay at the New York) is funded 30 Israel in 1970, visits about six scouting for more Possible and Marcia Siskind who just college for an average of one percent from the Israeli U.S. cities each year scouting students, returned, attended the college to two years, he said. government, 10 percent from for students, which is dedicated to meeting More than 70 percent of the benefactors Joseph and Faye The school offers a 30-day the "crying need to bring students brought to Ohr Tanenbaum, 10 percent from summer program in upstate college-aged kids back in Somayach. Rabbi Adler private sources and five-and-a- New York designed to touch with Judaism " pointed out, decidetostayand half percent from student introduce the participant to according to Rabbi Adler. continue their Jewish tuition. "However," Rabbi serious study through open The school's motto is education until "they feel Adler said, "if students cannot investigation in an environ- "keeping Jews Jewish" -- that comfortable enough with afford to pay the nominal ment of peer interaction and is, fighting the high rate of Judaism to go out on their tuition fee, they are not turned close student-teacher assimilation and inter- own." away. They attend for free." relations. The cost of $150 marriage in 18 different Therestoftheoperatingfunds includes room and board. Fol- English speaking countries. The college now houses It scouts for students at the about 500 students -- 400 come from solicitation -- information about the Western Wall, central bus men, 100 women. Three another reason Rabbi Adler summer program, write Ohr hundred of the thousands of was in Orlando last week. Somayach-Torah Institute, stations -- "almost even/- where," Rabbi Adler, who has students from foreign The school is accredited by Avraham Y. HaCohen, been with Ohr Somayach countries that have studied 22 universities in the United coordinator, 14 Homestead since 1 973. said. "We there have settled in Israel, States, and students can earn Lane, Monsey, N.Y., 10952, or RABBI introduce students -- most Rabbi Adler said. Last year 65 up to 65 credits toward their call 914-352-8837, LABEL who are searching for weddings between students degree at Ohr Somayach, For further information ADLER something concrete in life -- took place, while at the same time "get in about Ohr Somayach's to a three-month intense study The school, which has touch with Judaism." program in Israel, contact of Talmud." Then, if students hopes of expanding, (there is Rabbi Adler, originally from Rabbi Chaim Rozwaski. to Choose ? MANY BOYS in one place its difficult to ho to dance with. And there were so many girls for that matter) at the USY regional installation banquet held last Saturday and more photos, see page 7. Now Prizes at Spaghetti Dtnner Temple Israel AZA member 'Empire Strikes Back' ,%al.. May '.;4 (:.11 114,3-,3!t'/3 Shavuot Shavuot. celebrated May 21 and 22 of this year,. marks the anniversary of the giving of the Torah. It is customary to adorn the synagogue with and flowers on Shavuot because, tradition has it, Sinai was a green mountain, and with trees because Shavuot is judgement day for the fruit of the tree. It is a home custom to eat dairy products because the Torah is compared to milk and because the law of the first fru!ts is placed in juxtaposition to a law concerning milk. \