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Page 6, HERITAGE. Florida Jewish News, August 8, 1980 Congr. Liberal Judaism Rabbi SchindlerHits Orthodox To Hold Choir Rehearsals TO Blackball Intermarried,Jews Choir rehearsal for the High Anyone interested in Holy Days service at Congr. of Liberal Judaism will be held every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at the synagogue. singing for the choir should attend the rehearsals. For further information, call Bob Eschenaur at 647-5316. I i Time is Running Out for your ... Rosh Hashanah Greeting GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- An Orthodox Jewish leader's call for the elimination from leadership roles in Jewish life of all persons who married out of their faith was assailed recently by the head of American Reform Judaism as "an inquisition that has no place in an open, free and See Page .5 for details!!! pluralistic Jewish com- munity." Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), said, "One can oppose inter- marriage and seek to mitigate .... its spread without pillorying the intermarried. Jewish life has no need of witch-hunts." He spoke at the dedication of the Kivie Kaplan Center, named for the late Reform Jewish leader who also served as board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The building will serve as a conference center for the UAHC's Eisner Camp Institute here. Rabbi Schindler cited _:_----__- _ remarks by Rabbi Sol Roth of IILIS  J Atlantic Beach, N.Y., on being installed last month as ,, president of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), an Annie RUSlNIII Summer TrNlelre * Rollins Collle Winter Perk, Florida Orthodox body. FINAL WEEK! HH TU| WEB THUR FRI SAT SUN 4 e 6 7 8 9 10 MAT-WINGS WOMAN WEDDINg TARTUFFE WE-WOMAN WOMAN The Member of the Wedding Tartuffe Wings What Every Woman Knows I 8:00 p.m. 646-2145 New Curtain Time In that address, Rabbi Roth said the increasing rate of intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews-had brought about an "impending calamity." He recommended that Jews who married outside their faith and rabbis who performed such marriages be denied "all leadership roles in Jewish life." The RCA, he said, would For the Upcoming Holidays ... The fiorar00ce Is.c]li Irrzpc).r . & J4h(;licc= We gift wrap, mail & deliver HOURS: Mon-Sat 10-S Anytime by Appointment 305-830-1948 Authorized representative for Encyclopedia Judaica 132A Uve Oaks Center Casselberry, FL 32707 III Books & Records Jewelry Unique Gifts Religious Articles Needlecraft Kosher Candy Imprinted Invitations U/fo Obey .... "exercise its veto powers against the selection of such individuals in organizations like the Synagogue Council, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Chaplains Commission of the Jewish Welfare Board, the Joint Advisory Committee and so on." In criticizing Rabbi Roth's statement, Rabbi Schindler said, "It is a truism that inter- marriage is a serious threat to Jewish survival; the Reform movement is no less concerned with it than the Orthodox body which Rabbi i GIRL'S FATHER APPEALS Roth heads. That is why Reform Judaism has undertaken an extensive 'outreach' program aimed at bringing into the Jewish fold the non-Jewish partners of mixed marriages. But inter- marriage cannot be totally eliminated in an open society and cannot be dealt with by bombast or coercion. "If the purpose is to establish high standards of Jewish leadership, inter- marriage is neither the only nor the worst offense the flesh is heir to. What about Jews who are unfaithful to their spouses or who the mitzvah of charityi operate corrupt homes? All of Jewish values at significant as the of marrying within the, family. "And what of who, while married Jews, have raise their children as Shall they, too, be Jewish life? "Rabbi Roth's presumably do not those Jews whose have converted to Does that mean president of the Ra bbinical is prepared to ad conversions Conservative and rabbis? Or, more insist -- as his colleagues in Israel that only conver performed Halachah (that Orthodox rabl acceptable? "If so, Rabbi Roth satisfaction in duced the q a Jew?' -- a has torn Israel a U.S. Jewish hardly think of a pernicious or dan development in Jewish life. "One can oppose marriage and seek its spread without the intermarried. [ that has no place in an free and luralistic community. need of witch-hunts." Laida Fojo takes Violeta with her wherever she goes. She says the teenager just can't see enough of America. With widened eyes of almost disbelief, Violeta is ecstatic about the shopping in the U.S. She is most impressed with the big department stores and the freedom to buy whatever she wants at any time. "There are more things available here," she said, "and you go (into Shopping malls) and walk and walk ..." In explaining her amazement with U.S. shopping, Violeta said, "in Cuba, the government hands out lists of what people can buy and only on certain days." For example, Violeta said, if you are allowed to buy one article of clothing on a certain day, and you need both a shirt and pants, you buy whichever you need the most, not both. In Cuba, a pair of blue jeans costs $150, and shoes, 100. With help from some community members, Violeta now has plenty of clothing to replace the ones Cuban immigration officers confiscated before she left that country. "1 like the music here," she said. Although she heard American songs in Cuba, she saicL"not enough. I like rock 'n roll and disco dancing," CONGREGATION OHEV SHALOM, ORLANDO EDUCATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FOR ITS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PROGRAM SUN., AUG. 17 from 10 - 12 noon SUN., AUG. 24 from 10 - 12 noon Hebrew School -- M & W -- 4:15-6:00 .,%, ..,.,., Sunday School -- Sun. -- 10:00-12:00 "o" Bar/Bat Mitzvah -- Tues. -- 4:15 & 5:15 Judaica High Sch. -- M & Tu -- 7:00-9:00 298-4650 Adult Education -- M -- 7:00-9:30 Kadima & USY Registration drW* *WA" YrW* Appointments & registration of new students should be made with the director, Mr. Elbaz. FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO BE I11 SESSION AUG. 17 & 24 I Great Synagogue Of Amsterdam To be Restored AMSTERDAM, (JTA) -- The Netherlands government and the Amsterdam munici- pality will contribute 90 percent of the 15 million Guilders cost of restoring the 300-year-old former Great Synagogue of Amsterdam which will become a Jewish historical museum. The synagogue in Jonas Daniel Meyer Square was dedicated in 1670 and served as the main Ashkenazic synagogue in Amsterdam. It was closed in 1943 by which time most of Amsterdam's Jews had been deported by the Nazis. It did not reopen. The Amsterdam municipal- ity owns the building. It will contain the museum presently housed in the Waag building which has become inade- quate for that purpose. (continued from page 1) Violeta was the only member of her family leave Cuba. Pezniak's letter states that her not accompany her "as they Were forbidden b, Govemment because they are professionals." Dr. is a physician, active in all "Hebrewir leader in society and "gives medical attention to Hebrews of our society." Violeta's mother; Regodesebes, is a pharmacist, and "Hebrew Institutions" and "'gives hel our country with their necessities." Violeta also younger brother and sister, and grandparents in Since her arrival in Orlando, she has been livinc family of Andres and Laida Fojo, friends more than 30 years. Andres Fojo gave Violeta the Mogen David that she now wears proudly. authorities took the one that once hung around before she left the country. Violeta would like very much to become a Orlando's Jewish community. She would like to services and meet youngsters her own age. would like what her father wants most ... to practice Judaism. MEDITATION IN (continued from page 1 ) jeopardizing other rights like freedom of speech. Eisenberg also said, "It is not the business Of government, state or federal, to prescribe prayers or encourage prayers ... the essentials of church-state separation require that the government not be permitted to play such a role." Assistant Attorney General John Harmon also testified at the July hearing, saying, according to the Associated Press, lhat the congressional move is unconstitutional and that the measure should be vetoed if passed by Congress and sent to the told the subcommittee the proposal would ''p mine the Supreme role in protecting the i and supremacy of law." Representatives of Protestant groups Methodist, L Episcopalians, and others -- have strong opposition to schools, saying undermines church and state, in to many evangelical calling for school, prayers. Pitseleh Israel's Everyman's University, housed in Tel and supported Foundation, provides a second chance for collegei 8,000 people a yea.