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2nd Class postage paid at Ftrn Park, FL Iklbasrlptlem le Flwlde addrmm J UNE 13. 1980 29 SIVAN 5740 ORLANDO ., ..=. ,. Orta. L kod ,d,as : cllnOUlOP.O. Ihx 7412. Forn Plrk,.FL327IO |11 pllaillllrytas, lll'll-rlltdtllaslailas SINGLE COPY 35 i No. 43 One, Hop, Step "! wo, Hop ... ii 'iiiiiiii i i iiili ' i iii !i !!! i:i !!!!!iiiiiii i: i i/!!i!i  i'!i!i!iil / : :iii: ' iiiii! '' 00i00,0000iiiiiii!!!i TEPPING to the beat of the music, the Israeli folk dancing class demonstrates its newly-acquired skills. The c/ass, open to the community, is held every Sunday at the Jewish Community Center from 7. 9 p.m. Fee Is $I for Center members, $1.50 for non. members. HERITAGE photos by Barbara Coenson-Roth to Williamsburg, Staff Additions J'udaism Plans for Future OUtreach program to Williamsburg residents and staff considerations highlighted discussion by Congr. board of directors at a retreat held to plan for logue's future. The retreat was held in response to h Federation's long-range planning institute last board of directors feel, according to synagogue Jacob, that "as long as the Jewish population at community stands at about 40 to .50 percent a fair number who would be inclined toward reform He pointed out that of eight rabbis reported to be Williamsburg community, located near Sea World, are traditionalists, none reform. was made on how to best serve those at who feel the "wish and desire" to worship with a Congregation -- whether to begin a satellite provide transportation to the Liberal synagogue ways -- board members do plan to meet with residents to find out what they want. of staff additions were discussed in terms of for surprise," Jacob said. The three areas of brought up for discussion were that of a youth and administrator. was looking down the road, Jacob said, to a time when Rabbi Andy Hillman, current educational and youth director, may leave the synagogue to head his own congregation, or the youth sector of the synagogue grows with such magnitude that one person would not be able to handle the responsibility, He did mention, however, that the position of a "professional" youth director would probably be the first staff addition of the three, because it would be the "'least expensive." Although Congr. of Liberal Judaism does integrate music into its services using an organ and soloist, Jacob feels there is a trend to go back to more traditional music. "If the congregation has a desire," he said, "for a different kind of musical program during services, we need to meet their desires. However, currently there is not enough need to employ a cantor." The synagogue will offer the congregation "some variation" in September to "'find out what they want." Again looking down the road, the board discussed the possible need for a synagogue administrator, contingent of the growth of the congregation. As the congregation grows, Jacob said, responsibility will have to be delegated. An administrator would oversee synagogue activities acting as a facilitator. The congregational growth is projected to increase to about 600 families in the next five years. The figure is not based on the growth in the past I 0 years, Jacob said, " but on the community's growth in relation to the synagogue." Man of Year Roast Salurday, 8:30 p.m. Harley HoleI Tickets Available at the l)oor Federation Head to Testif00 Kelly's Israel Trip Probed 'Til tell them the truth about Congressman Kelly's trip to Israel," said Jewish Federation Executive Director Paul Jeser, just prior to his scheduled appearance before a Federal grand jury in Washington today. Jeser is being called to give the financial details of Florida Congressman Richard Kelly's rine-day Israel trip last winter just a few weeks before the _Sth Congressional District Representative from llew Port Richey was accused of taking $2.5,000 in cash during the FBI's Abscam investigation into political corruption. According to Jeser, he made arrangements for Kelly's hurried trip and arranged for Jim Shipley to accompany the congress- man, his wife and an aide, J. P. aher III, who has since been fired. Shipley, who became a consultant to Kelly after the trip but recently resigned because of personal business, appeared before the Federal grand jury more than a month ago. t ttt PEP. RICHARD KELLY he said, "The money did not come from campaign funds." "I will go out to certain members of the community to help finance very special projects," he said, "and this was one of them." The money, he said, came from Harris Rosen, who operates a hotel in the south Orlando area. According to Jeser, he and Rosen, just a week before, had been in Washington and Kelly Again Votes Against Israel Aid Congressman Richard Kelly (R., Fla. 5th Congr. District) last week again voted against the foreign aid bill that included more than $2 billion in aid to Israel. Congressman Bill Nelson (D., 9th Congr. District) voted for the measure that passed the House of Representatives by some 74 votes, the largest majority in recent foreign aid bill votes. ii i Jeser says he made the arrangements after Kelly phoned him on Dec. 19 to map out an itinerary for a trip the following week. It was Kelly's first visit to Israel, although Jeser said he had been trying to convince him for three years to "see for yourself what Israel has done." Kelly's voting record in Congress, it was pointed out, was never favorable to the Jewish state. Federal prosecutors apparently are trying to show that both Kelly's Israel trip finances and his claim that he took the $25,000 in Abscam money to investigate for himself "the funny shenani- gans going on" are similarly questionable. Kelly said he "traveled at personal expense" to Israel, although it was revealed that he didn't pay for the tickets until last Friday. claiming he had never received a bill. Jeser said he paid Rhona Zerivitz's Rainbow Travel Agency for the Kelly tickets with a l=ederation check, but i i i visited Kelly, again suggesting that he make an Israel trip. Rosen, it was learned, has also appeared before the Washington grand jury. "Special projects like this are not unusual," said Jeser. He mentioned the resettle- ment of Soviet Jews as one instance where non-campaign funds are solicited. "'In another instance, I asked someone to pay for special tutoring or to pay for publishing the Federation annual report," he added. Hone of these use campaign funds, he said, but payments are made on Federation checks and they go through Federation records, but the payments and donations zero each other out, he said. Kelly reportedly asked Shipley to produce the travel bill shortly after the tdp. Jeser said he received a call from Kelly asking "to have someone send us a bill." "Apparently we never did," he said, "but this was during the last-minute arrangements for (Continued o n Page 10) 'A Day of Fun' with B'nai B'rilh Women Tues., June ! 7 Canasta Mah J0ngg t II " II I I