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the New Year J. HALPERN meet the challenges. Some to become better people and how next year will find us still better community. ready to face tomorrow with resolve. Something within us May this be a year that the defies defeat. Somethin 9 synagogues of the world go forth with a program to within our universe urges victory over those forces overcome the apathy which is which would strip life of presently prevalent amongst dignity, meaning and joy. our people towards the synagogue. May this be a year For me that "something" is the Jewish people unite God. Othersmaycallithuman together through our strength, nature or anything common religion, tradition else they choose, but few deny and customs to help achieve its reality. It is there. Ours is to rejuvenation of Judaism. May open ourselves for it. this be a year that synagogues As you welcome the Hew are utilized by everyone for Year, maythepresenceofCK)d prayer, education and be manifest to you. Thus may exchange of ideas to better not you gain strength to meet the only ourselves but our challenges which are yours community. and mine. We look forward to working as both an individual congre- this year end, IRVING B. GUSSOW, Pres. gation and conjunctively with can we be Congr. Beth Am the other congregations in the tomorrow will area to try to overcome the Congr. Beth Am takes this apathy which is prevalent in wonderful opportunity to the Jewish community so that rapidly evoMng extend to the Central Florida from the synagogues we can rules of friend Community our heartfelt hear the prayers of the entire theremainsSOViet! wishes for a happy, healthy Jewish community. Yet the flow o( and peaceful New Year. Around May this be a year of peace not only in the Middle East but high as throughout the world. May this Same. None of be a year that the nations of None the world strive to achieve resolutions to the problems we have been facing this past of us these year. ese changes May this be a year that the lining. With synagogues work with our ,ating our non-Jewish brothers to identity are achieve better community relations. May this be the year r, rost of us will that we all indiVidually and we shall collectively achieve our goals John Young Museum invites you to attend "Bach Under the Stars" A Concert in the Planetarium r 29 at 7:30 p.m. Reservations Required CALL 896-7151 sEUM ( the Year 5740 bring Joys, truths and for mankind. z = E 0 PANTS You For Your Patronage Wishes everyone a healthy & happy New Year! Steve & Ann Shapiro Jay & Andrea Shapiro HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News. Friday, September 21, 1919. Page 6-9 I I III THIS OLD PRINT illus. trates the ceremony of Teshlikh, a casting away of sins "into the depths of the sea," performed on Rosh Hashanah. ,,lllV00 President Calls New Year a Time for Leadcrship by ROBERT L ADLER President, JWB The urgent problems facing American Jewry today cry out for statesmanlike approaches to their solution. Jewish life is fragmentized. The sense of Jewish identity has become weaker. There is much that needs to be clone -- yet community dollars are getting scarcer, and those that we have are shrinking in value. That is the challenge that confronts us. This is a time for leadership. We must become deeply, truly involved with the quality of Jewish life. Our programs must be designed to enhance Jewish identification and the persons who carry out those programs must have Jewish knowledge and commitment and must know howto provide Jewish experiences for others. We must deepen the relation- ship and interchange between North American Jewry and Israel. We must also worktogether to a much greater degree than ever before. There are many areas of common concern in which organizations can pool their efforts instead of "going it alone," thus saving untold thousands of community dollars, e.g. when 17 major national Jewish organizations, in a unique displayof coopera- tion, worked together on a Holocaust educational guide project in connection with NBC-TV's "Holocaust" docu- drama. On the local scene, Jewish Federations and Jewish Community Centers often mobilize their entire commu- nities in cooperative endeavors to provide Jewish expedences. In improving the quality of Jewish life -- whether it be in the cMlien community or in the military -- duplication of services and competition among agencies must be minimized. The sounds of the Shofar call us to carry out our respon- sibilities to meet changing needs. JWB pledges to do its part. On behalf of the entire JWB family, I extend warmest greetings for the New Year and pray that the year ahead may be one of health, happiness and fulfillment "It is better to ask some questions than to know all the answers." -- James Thurber PEACE PROSPERITY / HEALTH for all our /- customers & ar friends! uJInteR PaRI4 FeOeREIL