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PAGE 16 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS SEPTEMBER 2003 The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Community Relations Committee Succeeds in obtaining alternate FCAT retest dates for Jewish students in Orange, Lake, Volusia and photo by Richard H. Gleick Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) stands with (l-r) Gor- don Arkin, Fran Pignone, and Evan Shear at a fund-raising party for his candidacy. munity Scholar in Residence, inspiring crowds School Conference and other venues. Harriett Lakei~ with the Harriett Ginsburg by the Women's Division of JFGO and the mittee; Annie Korzen performs her one Combined Jewish Appeal Women's Division dinner; the event sets record attendance at Temple Israel, Longwood. Community leader J stein celebrates his 90th birthday. The Hebrew DaY Selznick Middle School launch plan to Tillie Lefkowitz increases her endowed annual gift ish Federation. Ron and Mardi Shader create photo by Richard H. Gleick Temple Israel Longwood's new sanctuary. Osceola counties. Temple Israel, Longwood dedicates its new building with a Torah process'fonal from S.R. 434 to the new temple on Markham Woods Road. Over 100 people meet at the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation to discuss the details of constructing the new JCC South campus. OCTOBER 2003 Congregation Beth Am formally begins its search for a full- time rabbi; the congregation had been without a full-time rabbi since Rabbi Merrill Shapiro left in May 2001. Karen Broussard, program director for Jewish Family services, is chosen one of the University of Central Florida's 2003 Profes- JIM PUGH SOL SCHICK sional Achievement Award winners for the college of Health and Public Affairs. Jewish National Fund honors Jim Pugh and Sol Schick with Tree of Life Awards. Fire erupts at West- minster Care of Orlando, where the Jewish Pavilion has 12 community members in residence; about a dozen residents are hospitalized with minor injuries. Former Ambassador Dennis Ross and Professor Rashid Khalidi are the featured speakers at a discussion on "Prospects for Peace in the Middle East" at Rollins College. Congregation Ohev Shalom receives two Solomon Schechter awards for excellence in Senior Programming and Strategic Planning. Dean and Nancy Faracchio create "Faracchio Fam- ily Jewish Education Endowment" at Tampa Orlando Pinel- las Jewish Foundation; the endowment benefits Congregation Ohev Shalom. NOVEMBER 2003 Jewish Community Center kicks off"Mikol Ha Lev" program to enhance fundraising for JCC scholarships; Julian Meitin chairs the program. Jewish Family Services promotes holiday campaign, "Get Caught Caring" mitzvah project. Jewish Com- munity Center hosts first Family Festival; proceeds help fund scholarships for needy families. Nina and Ron Oppenheim are the honorees at the Hebrew Day School and Selznick Middle School's Grand Gala. Roz Fuchs and Laura Abramson are JFGO's delegates to the United Jewish Communities General Assembly in Jerusalem. JFGO kicks off Women's Jewish Educa- tion Series. Judaic Studies Program at UCF completes special ROZFUCHS LAURA ABRAMSON fundraising drive to enhance the program; more than half of the funds are contributed by Abe and Tess Wise. Peter Malkin, the Mossad agent who captured Adolf Eichman, is keynote speaker at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center's Kristallnacht observance. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) photo by Enrique Fux JUDY KAHAN stands between ALISON POLEJES (1), chair of Kinneret Gala, and RHONDA PEARLMAN, president of the Kinneret Council on Aging. flies into Orlando to speak at fundraiser for his candidacy. Judy Kahan, Executive Director of Kinneret Senior Council on Aging, honored as Kinneret's annual "Woman of the Year." Dr. Zena Sulkes appointed to board of the Jewish Education Service of North America. DECEMBER 2003 Republican Jewish Coalition inaugurates Central Florida chapter with guest Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Va.) at a fund- raiser for Congressman Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) at the home of Shown here (l-r): RHEA REIN, BOB KAPLAN, LISA FELDMAN, ELLIOTT DAVIS, HARRY REIN, STUART FARB, ROBIN KATZMAN, JULIAN MEITIN, SHERYL MEITIN, BRENDA SELIGSON; PAM SKIPPER (front) at dedication of the cornerstone at the new Temple Israel, Longwood building on Markham Woods Road. Dr. Mark and Shari Klafter. Lisa Fineman is hired as activities director at Kinneret Apartments. Temple Israel, Longwood celebrates its 49th anniversary with Grand Gala Dedication of its new synagogue. Pacesetters Brunch for Combined Jew- ish Appeal hosts guest speaker David Sarnat, executive vice president of Jewish Agency for Israel. JANUARY 2004 Israel's Professor Yossi Katz visits Central Florida as Corn- Yossi Katz kept the attention of more than 150 middle school students from Congregation Beth Chaim, the Congre- gation of Liberal Judaism, Congregation Ohev Shalom and Temple Israel, Longwood at the Middle School Conference on Sunday, Jan. 11. Katz talked about his first visit to Israel, after the Yore Kippur War, when he fell in love with the country and decided to make aliyah. photo by With darkness rapidly falling, the Martin candlelight procession moves out from Shiloh Baptist Church. Ron Shader Congregation Ohev Shalom Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Jewish community participates in the King candlelight march. A search committee south Orlando's Jewish population has over previous estimates; the committee found households in that area. The Yiddish Light Long Island performs "The Pirates of Penzance" The Jewish community confronts a hate-provokiJ on the Florida Turnpike in Sumter County; Jl consensus with the billboard's owner and JFGO's executive director Eric Geboff announces he~ seek to extend his contract after an eight-year tenU~ FEBRUARY 2004 The JCC South Campus Building Drive off building drive with a Dessert Gala at the Ros ~ Hotel. Rollins College's Jewish sUPER SUNDAY PLEDGES 114 345 GOAL Many volunteers people throughout Central Florida on Super Super Week. Super Sunday co-chairs ALLAN and JANIS$ J stand next to a sign representing the amount Sunday, February 29. its Spring Lecture Series with scholar Susan Meltz, radio host of a Jewish music program in nates his recordings to the tic University in Boca Raton. The JCC Center PlayerS "Cabaret." Holocaust Memo- rial Resource and Education Center screens film"Exodus to Berlin."Twentyadult students celebrate their B'nai Mitzvah at Congregation Ohev Sha- lom. Florida Prosecutor Paul Byron speaks at Rollins Col- lege on his experiences in find- ing war criminals in Bosnia and bringing them to justice. Temple Israel, Longwood's adult B'nai Mitzvah class graduates a group of ten. Holocaust Center acquires the Fox Collection of 189 original documents from the ghettos and camps of Eastern Europe and Germany. Sharon Ginsburg establishes a Lion of Judah endowment at Tampa Orlando Pinellas jewish tion. U.S. Presidential Israeli interpreter annual Or Hadash brunch. Robert Julius Rosenberg, speaks at the JCC. 1,500 on Super Sunday and Super Week; amount pledged is $114,345. Andra London, "Visions" vocal trio, is selected finalist in contest at Hillels of Georgia event.