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NEWS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2004 PAGE 7 Hashana summon vision that his image Ben (Orlando Board wishes Year of achieve- peace. May us together as a community, workingCongregation Ohev Shalom Rabbi Aaron Rubinger, Con- towards a common goal-- (Emeritus) gregation Ohev Shalom that of making the Orlando Rabbi Richard Chizever,Rabbi Rick Sherwin, Con- Jewish community vibrant, Temple Israel gregation Beth Am creative, spiritual and lay- Rabbi Steven Engel, Rabbi Arnold Siegel Com- ing. God grant that we see Congregation of Liberalmunity Chaplain a year that brings peace to Judaism RabbiJackie Wexler, He- Israel, the United States and Rabbi David Kay, Congrega- brew Day School all of God's children. Shah- tion Obey Shalom Rabbi Daniel Wolpe, nah Tovah. Rabbi Richard Margolis,Southwest Orlando Jewish Rabbi Rudolph Adler, Temple Beth Shalom Congregation Plorida Hillel time of reflection, improve- ourselves and our students Henry Richmond, Office )takethe time to ment, and dedication to our find the pathways towards Manager g- community, those goals. We wish you all Amy Branda, JCSC Fellow holiday While we have all aca= the luck and success while Amy Schwartz, Student time spent demic year to reflect on you do the same during Intern the these values in Hiilel, it is this time, and throughout Rebecca Solomon, Student t, dynamic, important to clarify plans the year. Intern educa- to achieve personal growth, Shana Tara, Ben Sack, President of the High self-actualization, and find- CentralFlorida Hillel HilIel@UCF in cam- ing our connection to the Joshua Kate, Interim Execu- Rachel Waxberg, President Hiilel's Jewish community at this tiue Director of Hillel@Rollins 5, the time. We at Central Florida Samantha Taylor, ProgramKgle Trager, President of should be a Hiilel will work to help Director Knights for Israel tion, is a time for morality, ituality. 2004, the 1 were SUmmer day. hours later, ! and lives were people were water. not. e Our lives is not life presents respond acts of kindness. So many people timesthenumberofpeoplewe byprovidingfoodforthehun- werehelpedbytheir neighbors normally serve). We opened gry, by helpingyour neighbor who may have been strangers, our doors on Sunday, August or by helping the stranger, we Others offered their homes 22 to serve our food clients are doing God's work. to relatives or friends who andopenedagaintheweekend Many of you have ended were without power. Others of August 28. Further, more the Jewish year with acts of responded to blood and food than 20 volunteers helped us kindness. As Anne Frank drives.Asindividuals, wewere with shelving and packing said, "Give of yourself you faced with a great challenge the food. can always give something, and we responded as a cam- As we appealed to the cam- even if it is only kindness." munity, munity for food, the response May these acts always be At Jewish Family Services, was heartwarming, with part of our daily lives. From in the eight days following many families providing food my family to yours, a happy Hurricane Charley, we pro- or money to purchase food. and healthy new year[ vided enough food for ap- At our Rash Hashanah set- Barry Kudlowitz proximately 6,800 meals that vices, we stress the concept of Executive Director benefited 566 people (about 4 "return to God". I believe that Jewish Familll Services I: message from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando at at have experienced a growing the next level0fdevelopment, thenon-Jewishcommunityto we reflect and successful CombinedWe will soon celebrate the strengthen us all. JewishAppealCampaign that completionofconstructionof To create a solid infra- ize fundsmanyoftheservicesand the Maitland Campus, reveal structure that will include programs that help the cam- plansforarealisticFederation people who are visionary and For munity prosper, facility in South Orlando and responsible to lead the Jewish months, the We are thankful to the continue preparation for Shi- community on a successful of Greater 5,000 donors and volunteers raLago- an independent iiv- path for our future. been in this who have assisted the Federa- ing facility in Lake Mary. To continue to be rec- Several key tion accomplish its mission The Jewish Federation of ognized as the voice of the place in our of saving Jewish lives and en- Greater Orlando has adopted Jewish community. we are in thehancingJewishlifeinOrlando five important goals for the Letusprepareourselvesdur- our course and around the world, coming year: ingthisholiesttimeoftheJew- While we have much to be To identify and hire a new ish year to get involved and do thank- proud of in our Jewish cam- executive director who will whatisneededtohelpcontinue year. Our munity, much work is yet to help us raise significant to build our community. seen the be accomplished. Federation dollars to invest in our cam- May you and your families of new and is at a turning point in our munity and overseas, beinscribedintheBookofLife of exist- existence. With the needs To continue to understand forayearofheaith, happiness COmmunal of the community evolving, the goals of the community and prosperity. organi- we are asked to plan for and as a whole and to prioritize Neal Crasnow, President emorepeople provide resources for these our actions based on the Eric Geboff, Executive the changes. We are searching community's needs. Director than in for a new executive director To buildbridgeswithin our Jewish Federation of addition, we whowilltaketheFederationto Jewish community and with Greater Orlando Happy Neu Year To All ()ur Friends ish situation- particularly According to Tel Aviv munity as the frightening resurgence University's Annual Report, ew of global anti-Semitism, in 2002-03 anti-Semitic in- and Phyllis Chessler, author of cidents reached their highest Important The New Anti-Semitism and number in 12 years; Western reflection What To Do About It, states Europe leads all the nations. over the that what is "new" about Those who love Paris in the should also the new anti-Semitism has springtime might have been we hope nothing to do with content concerned about their travel and everything to do with plans after hearing about over the today's proponents of "Jew- the torching of the Mercaz '.new execu-hate." Internationally, a co- HaTorah day school or the alition of Islamic terrorists, attack upon a Jewish boy, as of Sep- right-wing fascists and left- whose Muslim and Christian would like to wing ideologues have joined classmates dragged him into ray concernstogether to blame the Jews for the showers of their school present Jew-the world's problems, locker room shouting, "We're going to gas you like the Nazis gassed the Jews." At international conferenc- es on anti: Semitism, officials and scholars debate whether today's European anti-Semi- tism is a response to events in the Middle East or a mutated version of the anti-Jewish hatred that has tormented Jews in Europe for centuries. Whatever the explanation, Jews in France no longer feel safe and reportedly, 30,000 French Jews are seriously See "HMREC" on page 22 Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), Services and Holiday scedules shown at; 407-566-9792. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644-2500; Services: Sunday, 8 a.m Mon-Fri, 7 a.m Fri 6:30 p.m Sat. 9: 30 a.m. Family Service 4th Friday oftbe month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 1033 Semoran Blvd Suite 151, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; Shabbat service, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave West Melbourne, 321-779- 0740; Services, 8 p.m. Ist & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855- 0772; Services once a month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-315-0770 Congregation B nat Torah (C), 445 S. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad (O), 1301 S. Patrick Dr. #62, Satellite Beach, 321-777- 2770. Congregation Chabad Lubavit& of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Liberal Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr Orlando, 407-645- 0444; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; except Ist Friday, Family services begin 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321- 768-6722. Congregation O~v Shalom (C), 5015 Goddard Ave Orlando, 407-298-4650; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong 10:15 a.m. Congregation ShaiomAleiehem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmce, 407- 935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation Shalom, Williamsburg (R), P.O. Box 691081, Orlando, 32869: Friday night services o,ce a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando. 407-238-7943. Congregation Sinai (C), Jenkins Auditorium, West Montrose St Clermont: Services on last Friday of the month at 8 p.m. 352-243-5353. New Jewish Congregation (R), Oxford United Methodist Church, Rt. 466 just west of Rt. 301,The Villages, 352-751-3109; Shabbat Services fourth Friday of the Month: 7:30 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregntioa/Ohalei Rivka (C), l l200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabhat service, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 &m. Temple Beth [] (R), 579 N. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Tempk Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Bah Shalom ((2), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386445-3006; Shabhat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333. Temple B nai Din'ore (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 555 Markham Woods Rd Lon gwood, 407-047-3055;Shabbat service; 6:15 p.m.; Satugday: 9:30 a.m. lL, mpk ~ (R), 7350 Lake Aedrew Drive, Melbom'ne, 321-63.1-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave Daytona Beach, 904-252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel (C), 1001 E. New York Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Temple S~om of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 904-789-2202; Shabbat service, 10 a.m. Saturday. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R); Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at Camllon Elementary School, 3200 Lockwood Bird Oviedo. Call 407-366-3556 for information. (Check with individual synagogues for the dates and times of services if not listed) (R) Reform (C) Conservative (0) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstrucfionist Cer'c, ified Mohel - nl= I ,ABDI ISRAEL J. I ARZAK '3erring Norl;h, CenCral and West Florida 5ancl;ioned by t, he GreaCer Orlando Doard of IP~abbio 0ee 18 Willow Bend Lane ~ Tel: 386 673 5535 Ormond Beach, FL 32174~ Fax:386 671 2613 www. 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