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52 2rid Clue postsge paid at Fern Perk,FL AUGUST 15. 1980 3 ELUL 5740 ORLANDO with additional entry el Orlando. FL Send address 8ubscriptbne le Flwtdn Hldrmenz: changes to P.O. Bex 742. Fern Perk, FL 32730 81! per =lender ylor. pre-rsted tdoreder SINGLE COPY 35 IITRANI FAMILY in happier days. Top photo Violeta, who is now living in her brother, Salvador, 9, and her father," Mitrani, in a pre.Freedom Flotilla photo. is Violeta's mother, Hilda, and her 14. Rosey. Violeta Gets Word From Her Family in Cuba A letter from home brought joy and sadness this past week to Violeta Mitrani, the pretty 16-year-old now living in Orlando. The letter was from her mother, Hilda, with news of the family still in Havanna. With his 'papers' surrendered when they applied for permission to leave Cuba, Dr. Salomon Mitrani now is unable to practice medicine while they are awaiting permission to leave Cuba to join Violeta here. The letter mentions "working on a sugar plantation for two years" before being able to leave the country or to return to his medical practice or paying $20,000. "l feel outrage," were ViOieta's comments in her ever-improving English. It was learned that HIAS is aware of the Mitrani's plight and "are working on the problem." There are assurances that the Jewish immigration organization was doing whatever it could to speed the process. The Mitranis and the Havanna Jewish community have asked the Jewish community of Orlando to "take care of and watch over" Violeta. She is presently staying with an old friend of the Mitranis, the Fojos in south Orlando. Is 'Becoming Adjusted' New Executive 'On The Job' at, Kinneret 3g adjusted," but with his weeks ago. Weiman stays on as a available to do the things we need to the people here want services for the )loratory ideas for the consultant, do." elderly, they're going to have to Kinneret's new, executive director, is on Orlando's twin senior >lex. ust a few weeks ago, Ross wife, Rachel, are home in an Altamonte Ross is tackling of administra- in running the two 14- residences, while his for a job as a therapist. over the duties held Weiman, who as resident manager on Ross's arrival just two Ross, who holds a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from North Texas State University's Center for Studies in Aging, is a little reluctant to disclose some of his long-range ideas until he is more familiar with Kinneret's operations, but he did mention the need for more social service counseling by professionals and social program- ming. "The biggest problem I have found," he said "and it is no individual's fault, is that our community is fairly young, and the money has just not been made He suggested the possible use of federal grants for some of the programs, but said the government has "been cutting down drastically on their granting of funds recently." He sees Kinneret becoming the center for fulfilling other elder citizen needs, whether they live in the apartments or not. "We need some form of a day-care center," Ross said, "some intermediate steps between living in Kinneret and congregant housing, and possibly even a nursing home eventually." Those are steps for the future he said. "We've got to make do with what we have," he said, adding., "If come up with the money to provide them." The Community Building, to be built on the Kinneret site and approved for funds from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, is "wanted badly," said Ross. He sees it as a center for feeding hundreds of the elderly, "and not necessarily just those who live at Kinneret." For the moment, Kinneret residents have not discovered the 'Fountain of Youth,' but in their new director they are beginning to realize a fountain of youth-generating ideas and programs, that may someday soon be fulfilled. Orlando' 8ummer Debut on Sunday rn Orlando," the bi-monthly gathering to the area, takes Sunday, Aug. ] 7, at Ommunity Center. has recently moved is invited to the at the JCC to synagogues, Jewish and activities that are from the local , the Federation, JCC :r Jewish-oriented and agencies will be any questions Dems Platform Pledges Continued Peace Effort NEW YORK, (JTA) -- The platform the Democratic National Convention adopted Tuesday praises the Carter Administration for helping bring about an Egyptian-lsraeli peace agreement and pledges to continue efforts to achieve a comprehensive Middle East peace settlement through the Camp David framework. "We must persevere with the Middle East peace process," the platform declares. "There is no viable alternative. We can welcome initiatives from other countries so long as they contribute to the Camp David process that is leading toward a comprehensive peace in that region. But we will oppose efforts that undermine Camp David while offering no viable alternative. Our goal is to see the achievement of a comprehensive peace for all parties. The proposed platform also calls for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, supports continued military aid to Israel and urges efforts to increase the number of Jewish emigrants from the Soviet Union. NEW EXECUTIVE Director of Klnneret, David 7.. Ross. CRC Thrown for Loss In Seminole Schools Orlando's Community Relations Chairman Mel Peadman's Kol Nidre night football battle was tackled behind the line of scrimmage last week by Seminole' County School Supt. William P. Layer. Following a half-hour huddle in attempts to have the Yom Kippur evening games rescheduled from Sept. ! 9 so as not to conflict with this holiest of Jewish holidays, Pearlman said, "I don't think Mr. Layer quite realizes the seriousness with which the Jewish community views the dilemmas or stresses placed upon Jewish students and faculty when forced to make choices between school activities and their religious convictions." Layer turned down Pearlman's request for a letter from the ,superintendent's office asking for a rescheduling of the games or "special consideration and understanding" to those who do not participate because of the holiday. Layer did agree to distribute to principals a copy of a calendar of Jewish holidays which Pearlman would approve. In Orange County, three junior high games are currently set for Sept. 19, Kol Nidre evening, according to Pearlman. He has sent a letter to the principals of the involved schools asking that the games be rescheduled "in deference to the Jewish students, faculty and staff who participate." Time is Running Out for your ... JOIN A Rosh Hashanah Greeting SYNAGOGUE See Page 2 for details/// TODAY!