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PAGE 6A ,V MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando--Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael--M0nday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona--Monday, 8 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m., 904- 672-9300. Congregation Ohev Shalom--Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-298-4650. GO BOR Community Minyan at Jewish Academy of Orlando--Monday-. Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Temple Israel--Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-647-3055. FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. [ inexc00able!" J "My week is not complete w00hout it!"l "How in the world am I supposed to] know what's going on?" //_____J T)::e :::;e ::hecTfeH:;taWge rlc:ivde frj:wmrheaNdeu s What are you missing out on?... Subscribe today! III Illl I fl I I I I I I I Illllll I I III lie l I I Illl III I I I YES ! I want to be informed. Start my subscription at once. Please: 3 enter l extend my subscription for: I  1 year at $37.95 52 issues |  2 years at $69.95 104 issues  1 year out-of-state at $46.95 or  2 years out-of-state at $87.95 MAIL suBSCRIPTION TO: Name .I Address I I i- I I City/State/Zip Phone # expiration date I l I I I I Fill out coupon and mail, with check or credit card information to: HERITAGE Florida Jewish News P.O. Box 300742 Fern Park, FL 32730 (407).834-8787 L||lll|ill|ll Ifdifferentom above, fill m your: Name Address I City/State/Zip I Phone | Across 1. Taj Mahal's town 5. Commandments number 8. Begin and Bibi's party 13. Considers (to be) 15. Tel ___ (site of a 1920 battle) 16. Kind of Arab 17. Be of help 18. Facilities at Hadassah and Shaare Zedek hospitals 19. Negev feature 20. Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial 23. Ad ___ Committee 24. "___ New World" (Arlen/ Gershwin s6ng) 25. Cookbook author Joan and others 27. Debbie Wasserman Schultz chairs it (abbr.) 30. "Rome and Jerusalem" author Moses 32. Professional name for singer Ahinoam Nini 33. Build ___ against (prosecute) 35. Biblical "you" 37. Allocate (with "out") 41. He made a golem 44. Negev feature 45. Green ___ Party 46. Congressman Eliot (D-N.Y.) 47. "How to Succeed in Business..." playwright Burrows 49. Canadian-Jewish political pioneer Gray 51. Cobra's "Watch it!" 52. "There goes the neighborhood," for Rodney Dangerfield 56. Ingenue 58. Hebr. "second day" 59. Houston Stewart ___ (famous English-German anti- Semite) 64. He appointed Lew and Kagan 66. "...and have dominion over the fish of the ___, (Gen 1:28) 67. Mishnaic commentator 68. "Fiddler on the Roof" Oscar nominee 69. Magazine whose Entrepreneur of the Year for 1989 was Michael Dell 70. Kind of shoe 71. Eulogize 72. Kind of Jew from E. Europe 73." and I" (2005 Holocaust film) Down 1. Warsaw ghetto leader Czerniakow 2. Kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley 3. Tuchis 4. Friends in Firenze 5. Franz Kafka novel 6. Jewish Defense League activist Kruget 7. Pesach month' 8. Rely upon 9. "Hallelujah .... Bum" (A1 Jolson flm) 10. varnishkes (deli dish) 11. Hebrew ___ College 12. Frisbees, say 14. Slide, like a snake 21. Enzyme 22. Accumulated, as a bill 26. Plotter exposed by Esther 27. Beavers' creations 28. "March Madness" hoops org. HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 21, 2013 Share the Care--A respite care group meets in the senior lounge of the Jewish Community Center Maitland campus Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include sharing Shabbat with JCC preschoolers in the morning and a program with Jewish content provided by the Jewish Pavilion in the afternoon. Info: Mary Ellen Grant, executive director of Share the Care, at 407-423-5311 or email her at.megrant@helpforcaregivers.org. SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala--An afternoon of card and board games beginning at noon at the Collins Center, 9401 S.R. 200 {nOcala. Along with a lunch prepared bythe Sisterhood, there will also be a bake sale to benefit the programs of Congregation Beth Israel. The public is invited. Tickets ($10 each) and info: Estelle at 352-861-2452 or Mary at 352-861-2056. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando--"Smar ter Searching on Ancestory.com" at 1 p.m. at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Social Hall, 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando. Crista Cowan will be the facilitator. Open to the public at $5 for nonmembers. Members are free. Info: Marlis Humphrey, JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity at marlis@vitre- ouscom.com or 321-727-3832. MONDAY, JUNE 24 Israeli Folk Dancing--7-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:15 p.m. instruction, 8:15-10 p.m. re- quests. Cost: Free for JCC members, $5 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933. FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. Share the Care--A respite care group meets in the senior lounge of the Jewish Community Center Maitland campus Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include sharing Shabbat with JCC preschoolers in the morning and a program with Jewish content provided by the Jewish Pavilion in the afternoon. Info: Mary Ellen Grant, executive director of Share the Care, at 407-423-5311 or email her at megrant@helpforcaregivers.org. In Israel, tll00',,e is no suc:hL thing as a civil marriage By Linda Gradstein The Media Line A month ago, Rita Margu- lis and her fianc Amit (as a career army officer he asked not to use his last name) got married at the Safari in Tel Av. There was a Reform rabbi and 450 guests. But ac- cording to the state of Israel, the wedding never happened. That is because Margulis, who immigrated to Israel from Ukraine at age 4, is not [ Jewish according to Jewish I law, because her mother is I not Jewish. Jewishlaw states that only someone bbrn of a I ,, Jewishm0therorwhohada I Orthodox Jewish conversion I is Jewish. And since there is no civil marriage in Israel, I anyone who is not Jewish | cannot marry another Jew I in Israel. Until her wedding, Mar- l gulis says it didn't bother I her much. She grew up in I Israel and became a combat I soldier. After her mandatory army service, she went to I university and became an | economist. She never seri- I ously considered converting to Judaism, she says, and I believe she shouldnot have to. "Getting married is a ba- sic right that every citizen should have," she told The Media Line. "I've become active in trying to get Israel to institute civil marriage." Israel is both a Jewish and democratic state. The ultra-Orthodox rabbinate controls all issues of personal tatus, including marriage and divorce. To get married in Israel to another Jew, you must prove you are Jewish. If that is impossible, as in Margulis's case, you cannot get married. Thousands of couples have taken advantage of a loophole in the law, in which they fly abroad, often to Cyprus, and have a wedding there. That civil wedding is then recog- nized by the State of Israel and the couple is listed as "married" in Israel. Hiddush, an Israeli-Amer- ican partnership for reli- gious equality in Israel, has launched a campaign for civil marriage in Israel. "The right to marry is one of those universally cherished civil liberties," Uri Regev, CEO of Hiddush told The Media Line. "It is the one area in which Israel excluded itself from the international covenant of civil and politi- cal rights. The law adversely impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israeli citi- zens who cannot marry at all because of religious coercion and of millions who cannot have a marriage ceremony which fits their lifestyle and beliefs." Only Orthodox rabbis may perform wedding ceremonies in Israel. More than 70 per- cent of American Jews define themselves as Reform or Conservative, although these movements have failed to make major inroads in Israel. Conversions done by Reform or Conservative rabbis are also not recognized in Israel. The issue gained traction with the immigration of more than one million people from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. Israel's Law of Return states that anyone with one Jewish grandpar- ent is entitled to automatic citizenship in Israel, with all of the financial benefits that immigration entails. That classification is the same one the Nazis used during the Holocaust to determine who was Jewish. Of the one million im- migrants from the former Soviet Union, an estimated one-third, like Margulis, are not Jewish according to Jew- ish law. While many of them want to convert, only a few thousands have succeeded. Regev says Hiddush is launching a campaign with Marriage on page 19A 29. "Call Me Irresponsible" songwriter Sammy 31. Claude Lanzmann's nine- hour Holocaust film 34. His visit to Israel in 1977 was dramatic 36. "Tales of Hoffmann" composer 38. Matzah brei ingredients 39. Third day, in Hebr. 40. Flotsam and Jetsam, in "The Little Mermaid" 42. The beginning of Adar? 43. Renaissance 48. "Key Largo" star Lauren 50. "The Facts of Life Goes to Paris" actress 52. Get carried away in Hollywood 53. Mail destination, maybe 54. Not appropriate 55. Diner who wrote "Hungering for America" 57. Panache 60. Part of YMHA 81. A couple of chips, maybe 62. Close ___ (near) 63. Place to pick up a kitten 65. Manifest a Jersey accent? 13 17 20 33 34 41 47 52 53 54 m 7--mI 64 65 68 71 The m 6 31 49 9 10 11. 12 23 26 - | 37 38 39 40 mm m 51 " III 60 61 62 63 73 Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle By David Benkof DavidBenkof@aol.com See answers in the June 28 issue of the Heritage.