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; .heritagefl.com Year 27, No. 47 June 20, 2003 20 Sivan 5763 24 Pages Editorials 4 Op-Ed 5 Calendar 6 Synagogue Directory 7 B'nai Mitzvah 8 Scene Around 9 Classified 15 Orlando, Florida Single Copy 75 9 By Naomi Segal of State Colin Powell could visit Is- rael on Friday, the daily Ha'aretz JERUSALEM (JTA) - Efforts are reported. reviving to get peace efforts back on Members of the diplomatic"Quar- track after a week of escalation that tet" that devised the road map - the left dozens of Israelis and Palestin- United States, European Union, ians dead. United Nations and Russia- alsowere On Monday, an Egyptian delega- slated to meet in Jordan this week. tioncontinuedtalksintheGaza Strip Despite an optimistic statement to try to press Palestinian terror earlier inthe daybythe Palestinian groups to accept a cease-fire on at- Authority foreign minister that tacks against Israelis, while a U.S. Hamas could agree to a truce as delegation arrived in the region to early as Tuesday, the talks with the try to help advance the "road map" Egyptian officials ended inconclu- peace pla~. sively. A Hamas official was quoted In a sign of the stepped-up efforts, as saying that acceptance of a cease- a seniorAmerican official was quoted Monday as saying that U.S. Secretary See "Road map" on page 12 photo by Enrique Fux Shown here (l-r): MARK ABRANSON, STUART PEISNER, ELIZABETH KRUDO, DA VII) FARB and EMORY IVORY at the June 8 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Youth wing at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. A great deal of hard work and de- they are looking forward to holding mutually beneficial and looked for- terminationwasevidenttothosewho their biweekly meetings and events ward to the future involvement. attended the June 8 Ribbon Cutting in an area that is designed with the Stuart Peisner, president of the Ceremony for the new Youth facility teen in mind. JCC, said "It is great to have a new at the Jewish Community Center in Elizabeth Krudo, representing the teen center for the kids to call their Maitland. J's teen campers related how they own, to use and enjoy." He then cut The new 4000 square foot space, were excited about having a place to the ribbon, officially opening the although needed throughout the calltheirownthissummer.Itistheir doors to the more than 60 teenagers year, is a welcome addition for sum- home base each morning and on the gathered for the occasion. mer camp - which began its 30th days they are not traveling."Watching the donor thermom- seasonthenextday-providing"cooi" The addition was funded, in part, eter grow and reviewing the num- indoor programming space for the by the United Way's Central Florida bers on paper is one thing," said ampers.Ofparticularinteresttothe Community Funds Campaign andMark Abramson, capital campaign teens is the long awaited "Teen although the grant was awarded in chair, "but actually walking through Lounge," which is furnished with a 1997, to be used within three years, the building and seeing the dollars !arge screen television, DVD player, the United Way allowed the extra put to use makes it well worth the Internet enabled computer stations, time because they recognized the effort." abumper pool/game table, refrigera- need for the facility. Abramson says he lived in Orlando tor and large comfortable seating for Emory Ivory, seniorvice president when he was a teen "We met in an hanging out with friends, of The HeartofCentralFloridaUnited old house in downtown Orlando on David Farb, president of the BBYO Way participated in the ribbon cut- Saturday nights, there wasn't any- North Florida Council, on behalf of ting. He spoke about the excellent thing else for us to do. This facility the youth group expressed excite- long-term relationship between the rnent about their new home; he said two organizations; .how they were See "Campaign" on page 13 The Jewish Community Center of nated and elected because of their Laurie Shader Smith took guitar les- Orlando held its 30th An- involvementandcommitmenttothe sons from Bonnie Friedman at the nual Meetingon Sunday, June 8.The Center. Over the past few years, the Center, attended camp, acted invari- 's schedule included the tra- makeup of the board began to in- ous theatre productions, tookartles- installation of officers and clude asecond generation of leaders, sonsandwasamemberofBBG;Aimee ,awardpresentations, This year, five out of the ten execu- Mandell Lewis was a counselor at the Heritage Human Set- tive members of the board partici- camp and Kevin Weiss attended and Award and the Ribbon Cutting pated in JCC activities as worked atcamp. Ceremony for the Youth addition, preschoolers, young children and/or These individuals are a reflection Stuart Peisner began his second teens, of a population of members who JCC president; the members Peisner was active in the Orlando "grew up" at the J, went to an out-of- fthe executive committee are: first Chapter of AZA and played in a teen town college, and returned to Cen- ee president, Jodi Krinker; finan- basketball league at the JCC (out- tral Florida, subsequently getting )resident, PhilSenderowitz;door courts); Jodi (Snyder) Krinker involved in some facet of the Jewish )resident, Norberto participated in BBG; KarenBierman Community Center. Many of them JCC South vice president, Moreno attended JCC programs and nowmakeuppartoftheparentpopu- Brodsky; Children's Pro- the Hebrew Day School; Jeff Weiss lation in the preschool. vice president, Karen acted in a theatre production; and Peisner noted, in his remarks at Adult Programming vice JasonChepenikwenttothepreschool theannualmeeting, thatthemission Dale Perreault; Sports & and camp andwas a member of AZA, of the JCC of Greater Orlando is to president, JeffreyWeiss; he alsoworked as a junior counselor strengthen the family, increase Jew- past president, Robin and as a lifeguard at the J's pool. ishawareness, reinforceJewishiden- )lan and recording secretary, Ja- Of the additional 21 board mem- tity, and build community. The evi- bers, Stephen Saft went to the camp Members of theboard are nomi- and worked as a junior counselor; See "Meeting" on page 12 The Chicago Tribune (May 30), * America did not offer Israel fi- Denver Post (June 4), Helena lnde- nancial inducements to accept the pendent Record (June 6) and The 'road map.' Orlando Sentinel (June 7), among * Israel has repeatedly sought others, recently came under fire for peace, even at great risk to its citi- running an editorial cartoon entitled zens, only to have the overtures re- "Mideast Gulch" drawn by Dick jected and/or answered with Pales- Locher. tinian violence. In the cartoon Locher - a Pulitzer Forbes magazine (March 17, Prize winning editorial cartoonist 2003) claims Arafat is worth at least who has worked at the Chicago Tri- 300 million dollars. One of his main bunesince 1973 - twists lsraeli leader money sources has been foreign aid Ariel Sharon's motives for peace into meant for the Palestinian people one of greed. Sharon is portrayed which he has diverted to his own with alarge hooked nose that doesn't accounts. Yet, the cartoon portrays resemble his actual profile. A grovel- Sharon and not Arafat as greedy. ing Bush, dominated by a large * The road map is supposed to be Sharon, is paving a trail of money to negotiated with Mahmoud Abbas -- Arafat as Sharon declares "the path not Arafat. to peace is looking a bit brighter." Don Wycliff, public editor of the Deborah Passner for the Commit- Chicago Tribune, responded quickly tee for Accuracy in Middle East Re- to reader criticism of the paper's de- porting in America writes: "While cision to run the cartoon. In a June 1 editorial cartoons are meant to sa- piece,Wycliffacknowledged that the tirically summarize - sometimes in- cartoon "crossed all lines" and that sensitively - current events, they are expected to be based on fact. See "Cartoon" on page 12 photo by Enrique Ft~ Heritage Human Service Award CLAIRE MERCER receives Heritage Human Service Award from Editor~Publisher JEFF GAESER.