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--'11 ,, ConferencetsOn | I , Awards, Awards | Holoc.aus et ] i ... More Awards 1 For Winter 1981 NUMEROUS awar_,_ were presented at Orlando's  Orlando's Jewish Federation people," Wise said, "and we i | Jewish Federation s annual meeting held last I! is now working actively in need to know about our past I Sunday Among them was an award presented to H , conjunction with Valencia to apply it to the present time. q Kinneret director George Weiman for his years of m Community College in the We are already witnessing " " service to the Jewish community.- Shown at left, m planning of an educational mini-Holocausts today." i  Weirnan (l) is presented his award by newly-installed Ill Holocaust Conference for the Wise. who has been :1 i Federation president Elliot Zerivitz. Below, also 51 central Florida area targeted teaching and lecturing about :, i receiving awards were the graduates of the m for the winter of 1981, the Holocaust to Orlando's 1 i cornrnunitys Judaica High School: Cindy Ston ll according to Federation Jewish and non-Jewish i Glen Jacob, Lisa Friedman and Sam Goss. Also IH representative Tess Wise. community for about 15 : i honored were Roz Halpern, for her work for the ! Claimed successful by years, said ,the time is now i ! i Federation's Women's Cabinet, and Elyse Ul other communities who have righttoreacnouttothecentrai i l i Tannenbaum and Davld Schwartz for their work with I Flonda area wth such a held such an event, this is a ' ' ::;41 . the NOAR youth campaign. 51 conference "The Federation first-time attempt by Orlando , . ; . ., nas struggled to convey me to educate the community its INIITAGE lotos I Oa,ara C ..... .,. m edu ov meaning of the Holocaust to cators, cler _, and Iv ea  the non-Jewish community for hopeful i al and medlcal n a long Ume She feels the professio als about the " "" "Holocaust in terms of what world's consciousness was raised by the film "'Holocaust" happened dunng the Hitler era and even though it may have and the validity of it in our " " v "' " a glamorized history somewhat da accordln to Wise. . , : it has aroused interest ann The conference hopes to curiousity" educate community clergy Wise said the receptiveness and educators about the to the den bv Vaenca "morality or immorality ' Communty Co ege was philosophy, history and "overwhelming" and the politics of the Holocaust and . . colleae ts now m the process i ! 1  ! its implications and dangers" a.. r ' of wntng a grant for the so they in turn can convey it to conference their own groups, according to The date has been set for Wise. sometime in January to March Such a conference is of 1981 because of the time important in today's world needed to plan and arrange because the Holocaust "was a for national figures to speak. '  ' ] ! CFCFC Requests 'Letter of intent' For Cultural Center The Jewish Community made up of big business Center ma, receive funds to givers, backed out of a JCC build a 400,000 cultural request for funds to build a center which would include a gymnatorium. The CFCFC general community activities backed out, according to I'IIIII':III]IITIIIIII center with a 400-seat Appelbaum, because there auditorium, a living Holocaust just wasn't enough money. ";"r ,.,,CZerv;ce ' Dedication memorial and education Even though funds may now Years resource center, in addition to be available, the long-range Jewish Family Service and planning committee dis- r of Liberal Judaism JCC office space, counted the building of a Three weeks ago, the gymnatorium because Central Florida Capital Funds estimated costs of about Honor Rabbi Larrv Halpern Committee informed the JCC $700,000 labelled it "too that funds may be available for expensive," Appelbaum said. future capital construction for The CFCFC did raise money community-oriented projects, to help fund construction of Larry Halpern ago. Ten years later, they will Halpern was assistant Rabbi of according to JCC president the JCC program building. I0 years honor him for his nlany years Temple Israel, in Boston, a Richard Appelbaum. The The CFCFC will begin Was "absolutely of service and dedication to congregation of 2, 1 00 CFCFC requested the JCC to campaigning for community- (ongr. of Liberal their growing congregation, families, submit a "letter of intent" in oriented projects, including to be his first More than 200 people are "In an ordinary job two weeks, the cultural center if the JCC's Coming to expected to attend a interview," Jacob said, "a request is accepted, during Florida -- a testimonial dinner in honor of John Doe hands in his The long-range planning the first 90 days of 1981. south of the Rabbi Halpern this Sunday, resume, tellsabout his last job committee of the JCC, with Appelbaum said, if funds line -- he was June 8. They will gather to and then is asked some approval of the Center's are raised, he hopes construc- of what a small honor him as a "spiritual questions, executive board and lion of the cultural center will ornmunity would leader, counselor, Speaker "But when Rabbi Halpern endorsement by Orlando's begin in April 1981 with a northern liberal and forceful guidance," met with the eight-member Jewish Federation board, completion target date set for according to chairman Shelia pulpit committee, he acted quickly to come up with January I, 1983. However, he ly, he Sigman. proceeded to interview them a request for $250,000 from said plans are only in the early his family found to get an idea of what they CFCFC for a "JCC Cultural stage of development and ce here in a Looking for a Rabbi RABBI LARRY HALPERN were looking for." Center," Appelbaum said.The may easily be changed. 'that 10 Years Ago The board liked the 29-year- JCC will provide matching Designing of the Holocaust a warm Congr. of Liberal Judaism old Rabbi, according to funds of $150,000toberaised memorial will be headed by feeling." had been functioning for six president, remembers Jacob, who also added that by local contributions, the Federation's Holocaust Liberal Judaism months without a Rabbi. Bill contacting Larry Halpern by A few years ago, the memorial committee chaired Halpern 10 years Jacob, now the synagogue's telephone. At the time Rabbi (Continued on Page 7) CFCFC. an arm of United Way by Rabbi Chaim Rozwaski. ,, , , I' . Ohev Men's Club Market Annual Picnic Tonight, Fri., June 6 Sun., June 8, til p.m. at Ohev Noon I I II II