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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 12, 2013 PAGE 13A w" Throwbacks From page 1A tor from 1988-2004, said "all the photos were awesome to see." Her family historywith the JCC is steep sons Jus- tin and Matt Presser grew up there, and Shayna's Village, the JCC's parenting center, was named for her daughter, Shayna Cai Presser, who passed away from a brain tumor at 17 months. "Of course the ones of Justin and Matt were the best! They brought back memories of the fun times the boys had at the JCC. They've remained lifelong buddies with many of the friends they made there from all those years ago." Justin Presser now serves as an officer of the JCC's Board'of Directors. Marni (Selber)Chepe- nik, another former JCC staff person, also appre- ciated the throwbacks. Chepenik has been in- volved with the JCC since she was in preschool. Now she serves on the JCC's Parent Advisory Council. her husband Lee co-chairs the Golf Class, and her three children attend the JCC's Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center and Camp ~. Chepenik especially ap- preciated the conversations that would result from a photo being posted. "It was not only fun to see the old pictures, but itwas very neat to be ableto see ot.her people's comments as well." The Three O'Clock Throwbacks reminded Ricki (Feldberg) Wieselth- ier. who attended the JCC camp in the 1980s, of what she called "the best sum- mers." "It's hard to believe they're all grown up now. I am now Facebook friends with a lot of the people I went there with.'" Wieselthier enjoyed sharing the photos with her triplets, who all went to the JCC preschool, and are now active in BBYO. The Three O'Clock Throwbacks also reached campers from the JCC's first years. "Facebook has been an incredible way to recon- nect, and seeing the pic- tures from the past decades Options From page 1A some $1.55 billion in aid to Egypt annually, most of it de- fense assistance conditioned on Egypt's observance of the 1979 peace treaty with Israel. Con- gressional leaders cited those circumstances in suggesting that the Obama administra- tion work with the interim government. But other lawmakers, while noting the flaws in Morsi's leadership and the popular uprising that led to his ouster, underscored that the language in the appropriations bill left virtually no wiggle room. "Egypt's militaryleaders say they have no intent or desire to govern, and I hope they make good on their promise." said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the longtime chairman of the Senate's foreign operations appropriation subcommittee. "In the meantime, our law is Teens on Wheels campers in 2004 visit the Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina. David Villegas is in the back all the way on the right. has been heartwarming," said Sherri (Haberman) Tarr. "What is amazing is how many of those people I remember and am now friends with on Facebook." Tarr was born and raised in Orlando, but moved to Atlanta when she graduated from high school in 1983. Currently, Tarr serves as the Development Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. "I truly believe that it's because I had such a close connection with the JCC, and that it taught me the value of Jewish commu- nity, that I work where I do now." Another camper from the JCC's first years, Al- lison Levie, also found the throwbacks to be thrilling. Allison Levie's family moved from New York to Altamonte Springs in 1972, and became charter mem- bers of the JCC the follow- ing year. Seeing the daily throwbacks brought back vivid memories for Levie. "When I close my eyes, I can still picture the layout of the oldwooden house, its musty smell, and how cool it was to play inside of the airplane fuselage that was also on the property," Levie recalled. "I also had one very distinct memory from the summer of 1973. when I won the end-of-camp award for 'best all-around camper.' Not sure what I did to deserve that title, but I was very prgud!" Levie, who is now a mem- ber of the Congregation of Reform Judaism, appeared in a throwback photo from 1976 featuring the summer camp cast of "Oklahoma," which was directed by Bon- nie Friedman. Due to the posting of the photo, Levie was able to reach Friedman on, Facebook. "I had the opportunity totell Bonnie Friedman how important she was to me at a certain time in my life. I looked to her as a second mother." The final throwback posted was not a photo, but the brochure from the JCC's first summer camp, which began on July 9, 1973. "I was apart of that first summer, but had not seen the flyer before, and I got a thrill from the activity descriptions and how rela- tively inexpensive camp was 40 years ago." Back then, camp cost $20 per week. To check out all of the JCC's Three O'Clock Throwbadks, visit www. facebook, com/orlandojcc, and scroll to the posts from March-May. ~lear: U.S. aid is cut offwhen a democratically elected govern- ment is deposed by military coup or decree. As we work on the new budget, my committee also will review future aid to the Egyptian government as we wait for a clearer picture." Unlike many other spend- ing provisions, the language regarding a coup d'etat does not include a presidential waiver. That leaves the Obama ad- ministration three options for working around the provision: obtain congressional agree- ment to add a waiver within the next few weeks; accelerate the democratic replacement of Egypt's interim government; or use executive privilege to work around the lack of a congres- sional waiver. The first two options are unlikely. Congress can barely agree on a budget, let alone a waiver on a sensitive issue like Egypt. And with Egypt already roiling with violence, its military would be loath to facilitate the return of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood to power through a hastily arranged election. The third option--~exercis- ing the prerogative of the president to advance foreign policy--could undercut U.S. credibility overseas, conVey- ing an impression Obama has tried to correct: that the United States supports the powers it prefers, regardless of the will of the people. Obama appears to be hoping for the democracy option. In conversations with Egyptian officials. Obama's national security team emphasized "the importance of a quick and responsible return of full authority to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible," National Se- curity Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan told JTA. This group of campers includes Ricki Wieselthier (first person in the back row) and Marni Chepenik (last person in the second row). Tayler, Hunter, Parker and Lander Gold with Dennis Scott at the JCC's Orlando Magic camp in the 1990s. EWISH NEWS Flexible schedule. 5-10 hours per week. Contact Jeff Gaeser at 407-834-8787. The Traditional Mohel for the Modern Family Rabbi Dr. Israel J. Barzak, CMP, DM Gentle Certified Mohel Specialist Endorsed by the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis 4 Medical & Client References Faithfully serving for 25 years: North-Eastern, Central & Western Florida "Treating every baby as my very own with love compassion and TLC" Study- 386-673-5535 Cell- 386-290,8833 Email -