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HERITAGE.FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2012 PAGE 7A By Ron Kampeas All of these points have been made by Obarna, who also WASHINGTON (JTA)--It rejects "containing" a nuclear was a weekend of Israel love Iranandemphasizesdiplornacy politicallythathighlightedtwo while reservingmilitaryaction approaches to showing affec- as an option. Romney's only tion for the Jewish state: Go seeming difference was that to Israel, as Mitt Romney did, he would not allow any enrich- or go pro-Israel, as the Obama mentofuranium, whileObama administration did. has not counted enrichment The pictures told the story, at 3.5 percent to 5 percent for or as it were, stories: Romney research. in a kipah at the Western Wall Romney's pointswere made, last Sunday, Obama in the however, in the presence of Is- Oval Office two days earlier ragli Prime Minister Benjamin surrounded by go-to Jews from Netanyahu, who has expressed Congressandthe Jewish orga- skepticism about Obama's nizationalworldtowitness the strategy, which "has involved signingofabillenhancingU.S, pressing Israel to refrain from defense assistance to Israel. striking Iran until all options The reasons for the pitches are exhausted. Defense Sec- werebothpracticalandephem- retary Leon Panetta is due to eral: Each campaign scored meetNetanyahuonWednesday major Jewish donations lead- inwhat has become a parade of inguptoRomney'strip, andRe- top U.S. officials headed to the publicans claimedthey would Jewish state to make the case make inroads into the Jewish that Obama's strategy is the vote, although polling showed likeliest path to Succes,s. Obama ahead of where he was Netanyahu did not appear at this point four years ago. to be buying it. "We have to Each approach had as its be honest andsay that all the centerpiece the threa[ that diplomacy and sanctions and Israel perceives from Iran's diplomacy so far have not set suspected nuclear program, back the Iranian program by "We must not delude our- one iota," he told Romney in selves into thinking that a meeting. containment is an option," If Netanyahu wasn't on Romney said, speaking in board, that didn't stop Obama Jerusalem to the Jerusalem from selling his approach to Foundation, the body that the pro-Israel community. In solicits philanthropy for the the Oval Office he si'gnedabill city. "We must lead the effort to that would enhance security prevent Iran from building and cooperation and increase anti- possessing nuclear weapons missile assistance to Israel, capability. We should employ all in the presence of two past any and all measures to dis- presidents of the American suade the Iranian regime from Israel Public Affairs Commit- its nuclear course, and it is our tee', Howard Friedman and fervent hope that diplomatic Lee Rosenberg; the current and economic measures will chairman of the Conference do so. In the final analysis, of of Presidents of American course, no option should be JewishOrganizations, Richard excluded." Stone; and two of the bill's MORRIS 'BUD' BLAHER Ohev Shalom. He also was Morris "Bud" Blaher of a member of the American Apopka died Friday, Aug. 3, Legion and the Central 2012. He was 84 years old. Florida Genealogical So- Mr. Blaher was born on ciety. Nov.5, 1927, inFlemington, He is survived by his N.J to the late Nathan wife, NormaofApopka; his and Ida Lieberman Blaher. sons, MichaelofApopkaand He served in the Army and Neal (Genie) of Maitland; was an electrical engineer, his brother, William of He and his family moved to Flemington, N.J and two the Orlando area in 1964 grandsons, from Lowell, Mass. He was Funeral services were aformermemberofTemple held at the Jacob "Yank" Israel and CongregationFrank Pavilion of Temple Sudoku (see page 18 for solution Answers from 08/03/12 sponsors and among the most White House introduced new consistent ad~)ocates of Israel sanctions targeting the slew in Congress, U.S. Sen. Barbara of groups and individuals that Boxer(D-Calif.)andRep.How- have fronted for Iran in the ard Berman (D-Calif.).wake of existing sanctions Obama emphasized the on its financial and energy bigger picture, saying that sectors. the deadly attack earlier this The Republican Jewish month on a Bulgarian tour Coalition, meantime, contin- buspackedwithIsra itourists ued to roll out a series of ads reinforced his resolve to .keep featuring Jews who had voted Israel safe. for Obama in 2008 but are "The tragic events that we disappointed with his Israel sawinBulgariaemphasizethe policies and now pledge to degreetowhichthi continues support Romney. to be a challenge not just for Jewish votes, however, are Israel, but for the entire world never entirely the point of -- preventing terrorist attacks such pro-Israel outreach, and making sure the people of principally because support Israelarenottargeted,"hesaid. for the Democratic president Obama also cast the bill seems budgeable by only a few against the suspected Iranian percentage points, according threat, notingthatPanettaand to polls. Obama, in fact, fared "Isradi leaders would "further better in June among Jews consult and find additional than he did in the same month ways that we can ensure such in 2008, according to Gallup cooperation at a time when, tracking polls, which have a frankly, the region is experi- margin of error of 5 percent- encing heightened tensions." age points: This year he's at If that weren't friendly 68 percent, 6 percent higher enough, after the signing he than in the same month of teased Boxer, telling the sefia- '08 during his first run for the tor,"You'regettingtooskinny." White House. The signing was followed The real prize is keeping by a flurry of administration donors on board, and in this initiatives that appeared to be area both campaigns had a calibrated in part at remind- million-dollar punchline. ing American Jews that the Romney raised more than administration cared. $1 million at a Jerusal6m On Monday, Obama:s chief of fundraiser that included major staff, Jack Lew, met with lead- American Republican givers, ers of the Jewish community amongthemSheldonAdelson, in New York in what is becom- the casino magnate who has ingfor him an almost weekly sworntospendtensofmillions klatsch with Jeivish leaders, of dollars to defeat Obama. Also, the State Department Haim Saban, the kiddie released its religious freedom- entertainment mogul who rel~ort that described a "ris- suggestedlastyearthathewas ing tide" of anti=Semitism nolongerenamoredofObama, worldwide, although it did not donated $1 million earlier this quantify any realincrease over monthtopoliticalaction com- previous years, mittees'dedicated to reelecting The following day, thethe.president. Israel Cemetery with Rabbi to either the American Aaron Rubinger of Con- Heart Association or Con- gregation Ohev Shalom " gregation Ohev Shalom. officiating. Funeral services were Contributions in memory entrusted to Beth Shalom of Mr. Blaher may be made Memorial Chapel, Orlando. DISH NETWORK SlarUng at SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! PIJJS 30 Premium Movie ChanHIS 12 m~. FREE for 3 MonUIs! CALL1-888-003-6814 :::A 4 1 " 5 2 36 72;I 4 3 5 9 . 2 1 4 3t6 95 9 8 3 1 StatePoint Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando'(O), 7504 Universal Blvd Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway AtA, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644-2500;; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.;. Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand L~ke Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth E1(C),2185 MeadowlaneAve West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 alm. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R.200,Ocala, 352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St:, Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybeth- Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O) 1079 W. Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat Services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr Orlando, 407-645-0444; Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;; Shabbatservice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m Saturday 9:30 a.m~ Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:45 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando, 407-239-543,4; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R),49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida~org;Shabbat services: Friday, 7p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 386-789.2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist