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PAGE 14 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUI L PAT LEVY Full Service Family Relocations (407) 862-9700 / 800-600-1178 Residence (407) 869-0154 Email: Teslimonials available from my buyers & sellers. mauricelawncare @ EWISH II Publication Date: September 3, 2004 Advertising Deadline: August 25, 2004 On June 20, fifty excited people joined Cantor Allanand Robin Robuck and family on an EIAI flight from Newark, N.J. to Tel Aviv as participants in the Congregation Ohev Shalom 2004 Mission to Israel. This was the beginning of a 10- day journey of a lifetime. They climbed aboard two chartered buses and began a spectacular tour of the Jewish state. The itinerary wasjam-packedwith fun and inspiring experiences for the group, comprised of both children and adults. On the first day, the group had a busy schedule that included brief stops at Caesarea, a drive through Haifa, and touring in Zichron Yaakov and Sfat. For the first two nights, the group stayed at Kibbutz Hagoshrim in the far northern tip of Israel. Days were busy, highlighted by a jeep tour through the Golan Heights and rafting down the Jordan River. After two days of exploring the Galilee, which also included stops at the Beit Shean excavations, Tel Dan, Tiberius and Mt. Arbel, the group headed down to Jerusalem. After a Kiddush and Shehecheyanu from the lookout at Hebrew University, they settled in for five days to explore the capital of Israel and the surrounding areas. During the group's travels it became apparent that, while the Israeli economy has suf- fered during the past three years of the Intifada, Israelis continue to go about their business and their lives. The participants did their best to help the economy, enjoying delicious shwarma, felafei, and even a Kosher McDonald's. Everyone had several oppor- tunities towalk from the hotel to the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall to noshand toshop. Many times the group was told itwas one of the largest synagogue groups to visit the country since the current Intifada be- gan, although tourism is once again on the rise in Israel. The second part of the trip's highlight was the B'nai Mitzvah of nine young people on Thursday morning at the Masorti wall - part of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. A tour of the new Da- vidson Center at the Western Wall plaza followed, which included a chance to watch the new 3D virtual tour of the Temple area. That after- noon was spent at Hadassah Hospital, where the children of the group took the opportu- nity to complete one of several mitzvah projects - distribut- ing stuffed animals, toys, and coloring books that had been collected from Ohev members and distributing them to chil- dren undergoing treatment in the hospital. Late in the day, the group met with represen- tatives from Ezer Yoldoth, an organization that provides for needy new mothers and babies, and gave them baby items also collected in Orlando. Other mitzvah projects the group participated in included the donation of wedding dresses to a lending organization and children's books (written in English) to a lending library in Kfar Adumim, to assist children learning to read English. Shabbat was spent together in Jerusa lem. A beautiful Kab- balat Shabbat service was held outside, looking down on the old city. On Saturday morn- ing, many of the participants enjoyed a walk to synagogue. Most ended up at MoreshetYis- CECILLE KADEN Ceciile Kaden of Winter Springs, Fla. died on Satur- day, July 10, 2004. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Kaden was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved to Winter Springs in 1983. She was a member of Con- gregation Shalom of Wil- liamsburg. She was also a member of ORT, and had worked as an administra- tive assistant. Mrs. Kaden is survived by Gaza Continued from page 1 for this situation,"said Sufian abu-Zaidah, a senior Patah leader. "We've had enough and we insist on real reforms. We are fed up with this method of administration." Abu-Zaidah expressed the widespread notion that Palestinians are willing to accept Ararat as a national symbol but are sick and tired of having him be a national tyrant. More than any other single figure, the man behind the unrest in Gaza seems to be Mohammad Dahlan. More than two years ago, Dahlan resigned his post as P.A. minister of internal security and since then has maintained a stance of passive opposition to Arafat. Dahlan, 43, is considered Arafat's strongest rival in the PalestinianAuthority, and the unrest in Gaza is part of jock- eying within the Palestinian Authority for control of Gaza once the Israelis leave. Despite his strong position in Gaza, Dahlan himself faces strong opposition. Because the Israelis and Americans appear to favor him to keep the peace in Gaza once Israel withdraws, many Palestinians find him suspect. Dahlan has not been vocal during this latest crisis, but he sees the impending Israeli withdrawal as an opportunity to restore his control of law and order in the strip. At a re- cent speech in Gaza, Dahlan said Palestinians either could build a model for adminis- tration in Gaza, or embrace "chaos and destruction." The battleground now is divided between Gaza and the West Bank. Kidnappings, arrests, release of prisoners and mass demonstrations are becoming commonplace in Gaza, while the political battleground is Ramallah, where Ararat rules from the ruins of his compound. It is Arafat vs. Dahlan, the old guard from Tunisia vs. rae], recently been part of the Ongoing projects at the center for daism. The group the hotel and truly the restfulness Israel. Sunday was trips to Masada, Ein the Dead Sea. 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