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I S Editorials . 4 Op-Ed 5 Calendar 6 Synagogue Directory 7 B'nai Mitzvah 8 Scene Around 13 Classified 21 By Lyn Payne Assistant Editor Members of the ZAKA V (JTA)--The thick smoke billowing two bombed buses ersheba symbolized sense of calm that ~l this spring and end in a single jolt. 16 people died and ured in two near- eous explosions last afternoon in the Israeli city. Hamas a blast and I started to ,'saidGilYehe- rofa business close to the ,according to got there there were people, off," he said. "The po- the Hebrew , the Holocaust Memorial the Center, Jewish Kinneret Council all constituent as well as the many will an 11.1 percent I allocated funds for their year. Federation the 2004-2005 year in late July by the according to Geboff. allocations will lives, put food on the shelter to homeless, clothe sands of in- numerous educational ' the young and enhance m Central Florida, in around the world. Our Is proud that these allocations by our beneficiary agencies team assist at site of suicide bus lice and ambulances arrived in seconds." Thousands of joyful Palestinians in the Gaza Strip took to the streets after the bombings, throw- ing sweets in the air and sing- ing songs to celebrate the carnage. Last Wednesday, the Israeli ar- my's chief of staff vowed that Israel would "take care ofthosewho support terror," singling out the Palestinian Authority, Syria and Hezbollah. "I don't want to get into the ques- tion of what we will do, but everyone who is responsible for ter= rorism against us will not sleep soundly," Maj. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon said. Following the attack, Hebron was placed under closure and Israel Defense Forces soldiers ar- rested 12 Palestinians over- night. Troops also raided photo by ZAKA bombing in Beersheba. 9 the bombers' homes. Security forces also were to bolster the seam line between the southern Hebron Hills and the Negev, the area where the bomb- ers apparently crossed into Israel. C Israel also imposed a fuif:c~osure on the Gaza Strip in the wake of an attempt last Tuesday by a Pal- estinian to enter the Erez Crossing with a bomb sewn into his underwear. Thoughsuicidebombersconstant- ly try to attack Israel, the West Bank security barrier and the ef- forts of Israeli security forces had foiled every attack in the past six months. But that lull was only an illusion, Israeli officials and analysts say. The strength of terrorist groups like "Don't worry about hurricanes, Dad," Rabbi E. Arnold"Arnie" Siegel's son, Evan, told him before he moved from Great Lakes, Illinois to Central Florida this summer. "They don't come through Orlando very often, and if they do, they dissipate once they come inland off the coast." But the recent hurricanes Charley and Frances were nothing new to Rabbi Siegel. He has experienced hurricanes, typhoons and many other kinds of foul weather world- wide. Before he became the new Community Rabbi at Jewish Family Services this month, he had served as a U.S. Navy Chaplain in Japan, Okinawa, the Mediterranean and the east coast of the United States. Rabbi Siegel began his duties at JFS on September 1. His primary responsibilities will include assisting unaffiliated members of the com- munity in crisis situations such as emergency calls, burial and shiva. He will.also be available to counsel un- See "Funding" on page 16 were met and approved by our board of directors," said Geboff. In spite of the record increase of allocations to local constituent and beneficiary agencies, the budget fell $225,000 short of providing the re- quested funding to these recipients. The upcoming 2004 -2005 Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign will kick off in mid September, at which time the Federation hopes to secure ad- ditional pledges to further serve the needs of the Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is the central voice for Or- lando's Jewish community. It is the primary fundraising and community organizing body for Central Florida's 30,000- member Jewish community. It supports hundreds 'of social and humanitarian programs locally, in Israel and in 63 countries around the world. For more information on how to give, you can reach Federation at 407-645-5933 or visit their website at www.shalomorlando.org. After Hurrkane Frances, Pearlman Pantry urgently needs food The recent hurricanes Charley and Frances have created an imme - diate crisis for families. The Jewish Family Services Pearlman Pantry desperately needs help in providing food to stricken residents of CentraL Florida. JFS requests that all who are able to help, "Please bring the following food items ASAP, or send cash donations which help us buy food from Second Harvest at a discounted rate. Please help." Tuna Fish, tuna lunch packs; Peanut butter; Jelly; Ravioli; Pop-top soups; Spaghetti-o's; Canned stew; Chicken and dumplings; Canned vegetables and fruits. JFS is located in the George WoUy Center at 2100 Lee Road, be- tween Interstate 4 and Hwy. 17-92. For additional information, call 407-644-7593. I I, I Rabbi E. ARNOLD SIEGEL affiliated Jews in prisons, hospitals and hospices, particularly through the Jewish community's partnership with Hospice of the Comforter. JFS See "Siegel" on page 16 9 The 2005 Campaign team, led and commitment. Not simply do by co-chairs Barney Chepenik and we invest dollars into good causes, Reng Brent, and their professional but we invest aS well our time and counterparts arepleased to unveil ouremotions.Askanyonewho'spar- this year's Campaign theme: "Live ticipated in a mission. Ask anyone Generously:ItDoesaWorldofGood." who's delivered a meal to an elderly What may seem like a simple phrase Jewish shut-in. These are emotional is, in fact, steeped in meaning, and investments. an expression of all that the Jewish "The phrase 'It Does a World Federation of Greater Orlando and of Good' is another one of those its partners do to improve Jewish familiar phrases. We use it in our lives, day-to-day vernacular. 'Here, have The Federation explains: "The a cup of chicken soup. It'll do you phrase'LiveGenerously'soundsvery a world of good ' But again, when much like the oft-repeated solicita- appliedto the Federation, the phrase tion words: Please 'give generously.' picks up awhole new facet. It speaks Giving generously is, of course, one to the seamlessness of our Jewish part of living a generous life. But to world and the unique ability that 'Live Generously' is much more. It includes the notions of empathy See "Campaign" on page 17 ! JCC offers help to community: In the wake of Hurricane Frances, [ the Jewish Community Center will provide the following services to i the community, provided that the JCC itself has power and is secure: Childcare for school-age and preschool children whose parents need [ care for them during school closings; and locker room shower facilities t to those who need hot showers. Call 407-645-5933 for information on this and other JCC services. i II Illll, I I I Why did I receive this newspaper? This community issue of HERITAGE is being sent as a cooperative effort between The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and HERITAGE Florida Jewish News. 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