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NEWS, SEPTEMBER 10, 2004 PAGE 3 son in Abramson will Kipnis-Wilson at the In- Lion of Judah 7-19 in award who Lion of Judah Today, sthe raised hun- of dollars millions of lives Federation around the world se- as our Nancy Ludin, t epitomizes the dicated of Greater Abramson has served as the president of the Women's Division, chair of the Women's Campaign, member of the Federation Executive Committee and board, National Board mem- ber for ORT and president of the Central Florida chapter of ORT, executive board and board of the Jewish Commu- nity Center, board of Ohev Shalom and the chair of the Hebrew Day School Gala. She is married to Mark Abramson, who has also been exceptionally active in the Jewish community. The Abramsons' three children, Judy, Eddie and Max, attend the Hebrew Day School of Central Florida. Confirmed speakers for the Conference include Tovah Feidshuh, award-winning actress; Ambassador Dennis Ross; Congressman Eric Can- tor; Senator Norm Coleman; Governor Madeline Kunin; Joan Micklin Silver, actress and director; Ruth Gruber, author; Joan Nathan, au- thor; Judy Chicago, artist and author; and Judy Shap- iro, author and president of Barnard College. The attendees (all women who contribute $5,000+ annually to the Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign) will be looking at many issues that affect everyone. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nita Lowey, the U.S. Representative from New York, will speak about how the public and not-for-profit sectors can join together to create a society that reflects com- mon values. The Conference will examine anti-Semitism around the world and talk about the rise of new anti- Semitism. The group will discuss the ways in which the Israeli-Palestinian con- flict affects the rest of the world. The Conference will address issues that concern women, such as children at risk, democracy in Israel, and taking care of seniors. Participants will talk about making sure young people on college campuses are in- tellectually armed, so they have the support and tools to talk about Israel and Mideast issues in a broad way, and to understand the importance of the community. Gerda Klein, who is an au- thor, Academy Award winner, and Holocaust survivor, will speak on how the past informs the future, and Dr. Deborah L ^w O~'FZCE o~ LAURA ABRAMSON Lipstadt, Dorot scholar of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will deliver the call to action with Susie Stern. Since this is election time in Washington, D.C the participants will also look at all the races and learn what the candidatesstand for. They will be joined by mem- bers of Congress who are in town. The Lion of Judah is a noted marketing tool in the philanthropic world. Women whowear the Lion of Judah pin proudly are seen in all walks of life, and range in age from 20 to 90. The organizers say, "This Conference is not just about raising money. It's about women getting together to educate themselves, share common values, and feel grat- ified about their involvement in the Jewish community." 1 PO Wise will be the University of Judaic Stud- for establishing professorship in theWises will be held a.m on Univeristy of- Wises spear- in Judaic Stud- culminating in a ~dowment. ABE and TESS WISE The Wises funded more than 50 percent of the profes- sorship as other donors joined them. Reaching this goal pro- vided the opportunity for a 50 percent state match. Dr. Kathryn Seidel, Dean of the College of Arts and Sci- ences, has recently appointed Professor Moshe Pelli, the di- rector of UCF's Judaic Stud- ies Program, as the "Abe and Tess Wise Professor of Judaic Studies." The addition of a professor- ship in the College of Arts and Sciences will allow the Judaic Studies Program to exparid and enrich its curriculum for See "Wise" on page 18 ~[ i I Auto Accidents Wrongful Death Nursing Home Negligence Defective Products Slip & Fall Dental Malpractice Dog Bites Insurance Claims "Prepared to fight for you!" FREE & CONFIDENTIAL INITIAL CONSULTATION Flor;da Bat A.~odldo,I U,S. District Court For the Middle Digtfict of Florida * Oeanlpe Count'/~/~Jallon Xmerlom Bat Alaociation ~;atton of Tied lawytrl of Am*tka (I-r): acti NANCY ESXO and Co.Chairs GOLD. ~ish Community Yard Sale October 3. The your closets of gently i (includ- toys, etc.' your for commis- JCC of Marketing. two ways First, items can be the administra- The Jewish Professional Women will sponsor a din- ner on Wednesday, October 27. Nancy Hecht and Leslie Feinberg are the chairs of the program. Dr. Terri Fine will address the group about the upcoming election and its implications for the Jew- ish community. Terri Susan Fine, Ph.D an active member of the Jewish Professional Women's Steer- ing Committee, is Associate Professor ofPoliticai Science at the University of Central Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Con- necticut in 1989 and has tion or pre-school offices at the Maitland Campus, located on the corner of Maitland Av- enue and Maitland Boulevard. Second, appointments can be made to drop off items at the on-site storage trailer by call- ing 407-645-5933. "Please don't forget to pick up your tax-deductible receipt," added Slone. For more information, contact Meril Salzburg at 407-645- 5933, ext. 256. The JCC of Greater Orlando is a non-profit organization that provides quality pro- "Fine been teaching at UCF since that time. She teachesAmerican poli- tics and government with an emphasis on political parties and public opinion. She also teaches the undergraduate and graduate level political science research methods courses, women and public policy, women and politicsand civil rights. She has published or presented over 75 scholarly papers in national, regional and state outlets, has received seven awards for teaching and academic advisement, and was awarded both a UCF See "JPW" on page 18 grams and activities for all members of the family from infants through school-aged children, teens, adults and seniors. All families in the community are welcome regardless of race, religion or national origin. Over the past five years, over $1 mil- lion in scholarships were provided to area families in need thanks to the generous support received from Heart of Florida United Way, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, local businesses and individual donors. ! With Rabbi Aaron D. Rubinger & Assistant Rabbi David Kay Beginning Mondays, October 18 7:00 p.m.--9:15 p.m. If you would like to strengthen your Jewish Spirituality or are considering conversion to Judaism this course is for you. This curriculum introduces the essence of Jewish faith, beliefs, customs and traditions from a Conservative perspective and also incorporates the study of Hebrew for synagogue use. Upon completion of this program, those considering conversion must meet traditional requirements. I For fees and registration information, please call Stacy or Founded in 1918 Member of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 5015 Goddard Avenue * Orlando, FL 32804 * (407) 298-4650 Please view our Website: www.ohevshalom.orS