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PAGE 18 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS Wise Continued from page 3 the benefit of students and the community. Last academic year, the Judaic Studies Pro- gram conducted a search for aAssistant Professor of Judaic Studies, and Dr. Ken Hanson has been appointed to this po- sition, the second full-time, tenure-track appointment in Judaic Studies. Abe and Tess Wise have been pillars of the Orlando Jewish community for over 50 years. They were among the 'Founding Fathers' of the Judaic Studies Program 20 years ago and have been involved in the program, as members of its advisory board, since then. The Wis- es are well-known for their philanthropy, their public activities and commitment to education. Abe Wise was a founding trustee in 1980 of the Tampa Orlando Pinellas (TOP) Foundation. In 1985 the Wises founded the Holo- caust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida, one of only four such centers in the country. Tess Wise, a 1972 alumna of UCF, has served as the Center's executive director from its inception, and is the heart and soul of the Center. The guiding dictum of the Wises'work in the community was expressed by Tess Wise, who said, "We need to pre- serve the future by knowing and understanding the past. Not to teach these lessons is deceiving our young people." The endowed Judaic Studies Professorshipwill ensurethat these important lessons are not lost for future genera- tions. The recognition luncheon, under the motto, "Without understanding, there is no knowledge. Without knowl- edge, there is no under- standing," (from Pirkei Avot, the "Ethics of the Fathers"), will be attended by friends and supporters of the Judaic Studies Program and friends of the Wises. Itwill highlight the program's achievements in the two decades of its activities, and will be a token of the community's and the University's commitment to higher Jewish education. Reservations can be made by sending a check of $18 (per person), made payable to The Judaic Studies Pro- gram, UCF, and mailed to The Judaic Studies Program, UCF, POB 161992, Orlando, Fl. 32816-1992. The UCF Judaic Studies Program, in its 20th year of activities, teaches all aspects of Jewish civilization: the Hebrew Bible, history, cul- ture, literature, and Hebrew language. tinguished which has Singer, and man Shoval sador to UCF~ community. For more on the Judaic gram and on Recognition 407-823-5129 ot website at judaic studies. JPW Continued from page 3 professional service award and faculty leadership award. She was president of the Florida Political Science Association for two years and served as the program directorofthe liberal studies program. Fine's current interests are concerned with the role of minorities in politics, emphasizing women, Jews, young people and African- Americans. She is concerned with how election structures impact the political empower- ment of these groups. Her research in the area of Judaism and politics focuses on Jewish political behavior and the campaign strategies of pro-IsraelPoliticalAction Com- mittees. She has received two grants from the Florida-Israel Institute, and served as interim director of the UCFJudaic Stud- ies program. Fine attended every major national party nominat- ing convention between 1988 and 1996, serves on the UCF Women's Studies executive committee, speaks regularly to community and political groups and has provided election and campaign analysis through numerous media outlets indud- ingCentrai Florida News 13, the local ABC, CBS NBC and FOX affiliates, the Orlando Sentinel We sell your stuff on eBay! 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The group is comprised of a wide variety of professionals of different ages and life stages. The organization is run by a steering committee of volun- teers led by co-chairs Lynn Esko and Vivian Garfein. Upcoming programs for the calendar for the year are as follows: Wednesday, December 1, 2004, JPW Dinner Thursday, May 17, 2005, JPW Dinner Tuesday, August 23, 2005, JPW Lunch Formore informationabout Jewish Professional Women, contact Nancy Ludin, direc- tor, at407-645-5933, ext. 239, or e-mail her at nancyl@orla ndojewishfed.org. It is the mission of the Jewish Federation to build a vibrant Jewish community in Orlando and around the Hoffman Continued from page 5 what is going on, particularly as they are seen through the eyes of Israelis. One of the sessions on promoting college advocacy was held at Israel's Foreign Ministry. Nachman Shai, director general of UJC Israel, accompanied the mis- sion there, and as a former IDF spokesman, gave them some tips on the inner workings of his former unit. On Wednesday, Septem- ber 1, children in Israel went back to school. During the two months of their vaca- tion, $2 million f IEC funds went toward providing safe and secure summer camp experiences so that once again many kids from se- lected high-risk areas could enjoy their time off. Looking ahead, $3 million will, for the third consecutive year, cover one year of funding for over 550 school guards, safe- guarding more than 35,500 children in kindergartens in 116 communities throughout Israel, and $3,270,000 of IEC funds has been slated for after- school programming for the scholastic year. This week the Knesset ap- proved a five-day school week. UJC Israel will be keeping close tabs on how this and any other social and economic changes affect the country and the un- met needs that we can look into as a system. UJC Israel is tuned in to the news every hour on the hour, and caught a news item issued from Prime Minister Sharon, who, like many the lastweekin August, was on vacation. The prime minister was reportedly contemplating a visit to the United States to take part in the GA this November. Two days ago, 48 federations participated in the fourth an- nual Torah From Jerusalem Conference, broadcast live by satellite from the Jewish Agency's Weitzman Hall in Jerusalem as well as from New York and Washington. Sponsored by the UJC Rab- binic Cabinet, in cooperation with the Jewish Renaissance and Renewal Pillar, it featured three Jerusalem-based schol- ars teaching the story of the Binding of Isaac and special guests Israeli Ambassador to the United States Daniel Ayalon and Steve Schwager, executive vice president of JDC. More than 400 rabbis, representing all streams of modern Jewish life, studied together in their local fed- eration offices. The Orchard, the semi an- nual publication of sermon materials published by the Rab- binic Cabinet, is available online atwww.ujc.org/theorchard. In- cluded are interesting articles by rabbis and scholars on High Holiday and Sukkot themes. Also included is a two-page spread on the outstanding work of the Jewish Agency De- Boxer Continued from page 7 Joan Lunden, host of A&E's "Behind Closed Doors," em- ceed a program that honored "Golda's Balcony" star Tovah Feldshuh, "Sex and the City" costume designer Patricia Field, Susan Lucci of ABC's "All My Children, Trisha Meili, the Central Park jogger who was raped and left for dead, and former Texas Governor Ann Richards with Spirit of Achievement Awards. On opening night of Feldshuh's Broadway show, her mother told her, "Tovah, my dear, I rate your parts by how you look. Golda Meir is a zero." Lucci, who plays Erika Kane on ABC's long running soap, said she haunted for years by a remark her daughter Liza made when she was four years old: "Grandma is a nurse, Uncle David is adoctor, daddy is a doc- tor, and you, mommy, are an actress. What good are you?" She told this to a doctor friend adding,"Doctors deserve to be on the highest end of the pay scale." "No," he doctor friend said, "entertainers and sports people should be. Why do you think patients want to get well? They want to go to the theater, see movies, go to ball games, and above all - they want to go home." Worthy substitute globe. Through bined Jewish partner cradle to grave addition clothing and dollars support. cation, elder care, education ish college camps in the Union, safety measures in tinean Aliyah, etc. Rabbinic Cabinet of members. 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