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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 17, 2014 PAGE 15A From page IA daughter, Karen, started the first day the school opened in 1977 and graduated from the school in sixth grade. Arnoldwas in the Pathology Department and director of nuclear medicine at Orlando Health for almost 30 years, and is now retired. He has been on the Jewish Federa- tion Greater Orlando board, vice president of Congrega- tion of Reform Judaism, and president of the Hebrew Day School (JAO). Susan and Arnold's pas- sions have been traveling (including in their RV), being foodies, collecting art (pri- marily glass), and of course, enjoying their wonderful daughters, sons-in-laws, and especially their seven grandchildren: Joshua, Casey, Carlie, Tony, Ellie, Austin, and Cassidy. Susan Bierman was on the original Day School board and was involved in fundraising for the school. She served twice as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and has also held positions as Women's Division chairman and Community Campaign co-chairman. She was president and board mem- ber of Central Florida Hillel and has also been chairman of the Orlando Israel Bonds campaign. She has also been involved in Woman's American ORT, the Orlando Science Center and the Or- lando Opera. In 2005 she was named"Woman of Choice" by the Women's Division of the Community Campaign Karen Moreno was born and raised in Central Florida. She attended the Hebrew Day School (now the Jewish Academy of Orlando), Milwee Middle School and Lyman High School. She graduated with a degree in elementary education at UCF. She owns The Bar Method in Winter Park and in Dr. Phillips. Her husband, Tony Moreno, is a corporate planner and owns Moreno, Peelen, Pinto & Clark. In fact, Tony was recently named a Top Ten Businessman to watch by the Orlando Business Journal. Karen and Tony have three children, Carli 17, Tony 15, and Ellie, 14. "The support of this family, has transcended two generations," said Rusonik. Karen and her children at- tended the school. Like her parents, Karen Bierman has held many leadership positions. She has been the chair of various Junior League of Greater Orlando committees, chair- person of the board at JCC Preschool, committee chair for several events and com- mittees at the JCC Pre- school, president of the parent activities committee at Jewish Academy and the president of the board of Jewish Academy. "Being the president of the board at JAO was a life- changing experience for me. It taught me about how to per- severe through hard times with positive strength. I was very proud of some additions that happened while I served as president," Karen said. The Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrates Tony and Karen's never-ending sup- port of the Jewish Academy of Orlando. Jeans, Jewels and Jazz tickets are $125 per person. Tickets include a delicious dinner, live jazz music, danc- ing by Two Left Feet, magical entertainment and a live and silent auction. To buy tickets for Jeans, Jewels and Jazz, please visit www.jewishacademyorlando. org To learn more about the Jewish Academy Gala, please call Alan Rusonik at 407- 647-0713. From page 1A when Shelley [her daughter] said it's time for a warehouse," Harriett quipped. Shelley Lake bought the warehouse at 902 Waterway Place, Longwood, in the Big Tree Industrial Park and it is here where Harriett's Closet Sale will be held. There are 4,000 hanging items, hundreds of hats, scarves, jewelry and shoes featuring labels from Bill Blass, Chanel, Escada, Feraud, Oscar de la RentaandVictor Costa, aswell as items from Target, Banana Republic and Ross--with prices from $5 to "priceless." "The items are mostly one- size fits all, from casual to glamorous gowns dating from the 1960s on up,"said Harriett. Growing up in Lebanon, Pa., Harriett was a child of the Great Depression. She often wore hand-me-downs from neighbors who lived across the street. "Itwas my first contactwith quality clothes," said Harriett. "The two girls' grandmother ran a Red Light District and she would buy high-style clothes from New York every season--fur coats, grey flan- nel suits. I mean they were drop-dead-call-out-the-cops gorgeous these clothes. So between the Depression and hand-me-downs I was finding beautiful things to wear!" Harriett freely admits she is addicted to clothes, and highly recommends shopping as the way to beat depression. "It's a good thing you mar- ried Hy," this reporter said to her. (Laughing) Harriett an- swered, "Yes, I moved to Miami in 1948 searching for a husband. I found him. He was so poor I almost didn't marry him. But you just never know what tomorrow will bring. Life's an adventure." Harriett's Closet Ware- house Sale presented by Tuni on Park Avenue and her team will hold a grand opening on Nov. 7 from 3 - 9 p.m. and will then be open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day except Mondays. Couvert $10. From page IA ences on the Holocaust and on terrorism, has a speak- ers' bureau and a library. Wise has developed and implemented educational programs and curricula-- now included in the Library of Congress--and in use throughout the country. She has organized an an- nual film and lecture series and consults in colleges and universities nationally. Wise met her husband Abe upon fleeing to the U.S. and the couple wed in 1949. They have two children, Steven who lives in Israel with his wife Leora and their six chil- dren, and Ellen who lives in Orlando with her husband Mark and their two children. Tess and Abe were among the founding members of Jewish Family Services, the Hebrew Day School, the Jewish Com- munity Center and the TOP Jewish Foundation. "It is truly an honor for JNF to present Tess Wise with our beloved Guardian of Israel Award," said Deborah Meitin, JNF Orlando board president. "She, along with her beloved husband, Abe, have truly made a difference in the Orlando community and in Israel for their many years of involvement. Her vision to 'never forget' the tragedy of the Holocaust and her personal story has allowed our community to benefit from the establishment of the HMREC here." The Guardian of Israel Award is a humanitarian award given in recognition of outstanding community involvement, dedication to the preservation of the environ- ment and the protection of natural habitats. The event will also honor Orlando Magic Chief Execu- tive Officer Alex Martins and local philanthropists Valeria and Jim Shapiro with the prestigious Tree of LifeTM Award. JNF Chief Executive Officer Russell F. Robinson will be the keynote speaker for the event. The Orlando Tree of LifeTM Award Dinner will take place on Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, located at 9700 International Drive in Orlando. Sponsorship information and tickets are available online at For more information, please contact Laura Abramson at or 407.804.5568. HMREC From page 1A strengthen both organiza- tions, and ultimately it will help inspire positive changes in our community." The Oct. 26 performance includes a cocktail reception and opening remarks by Pa- mela Woodley, whose family played a key role in desegre- gating Orange County Public Schools. Like the struggle From page 4A media began broadcasting in the evening after Yom Kippur, we heard the conven- tional announcements of how many people collapsed while at prayer and were brought to hospitals, and how many young bicycle riders clogging the car-free streets managed to injure themselves. One fell off a bridge in Haifa and was in critical condition. Perhaps the Arabic media reported on the incidence of indigestion. We are not out of the woods. A few days after Yom Kippur comes Succoth, and that has its own provocations that have produced com- munal violence. There has already been an incident on the Temple Mount, in advance of the holiday. During the days between the holidays at the beginning and end of Succoth, groups formed throughout the coun- try organize for a modern version of the traditional pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Typi- cally they equip themselves with uniform shirts and hats, carry banners, charter a bus to bring them within a few kilometers of Jerusalem, and portrayed in the drama, Central Florida saw bitter con- flicts between people anxious to support change and those who were comfortable with the status quo. "This partnership with the Shakespeare Theater is a won- derful opportunity for us," said the Holocaust Center's Execu- tive Director Pam Kancher. " 'The Best of Enemies'is aperfect vehicle to talkabout discrimina- tion, and about the courageous people like the Woodley family who took risks so that their chil- dren and grandchildren would have a better life. We want our audience to be inspired by that message." Tickets are available online at the Shakespeare's website or at For more detailed information call the Holocaust Center at 407-628-0555. walk the rest of the way while singing, smiling, and waving to the cameras. There are large crowds at the Western Wall, some praying, some be- ing blessed by the Kohanim, and others milling around in a festive mood. Above the Western Wall, on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif/al Aqsa Mosque there are likely to be counter clus- ters of young Muslims getting ready to throw stones on the Jews below. The police get ready for this, with the results of bloody heads, protests from religious and political leaders of both communities about the provo- cation from their competitors, and several days of further scuffling where Jews and Muslims coexist. Some years pass without incident, and most without serious incident. The larger picture is that Jews have been worried, and unable to assure their secu- rity, for all of our history. Our record of generally doing better than others may be one of the elements that threatens our security by fueling anti-Semitism, but ought to be recognized for the benefits it produces. In the most recent 68 years of Jews' 3,000 years as a people, Israel has developed from a tenuous existence to being a regional powerhouse economically and militarily, and having to be reckoned with by just about everyone else. The Jews who are quarrel- ing with one another about Is- rael and just about everything else have acquired education, wealth, and position unparal- leled in history. Israel's principal adver- saries have dithered among themselves, and failed to produce a solution for their problems that we can ac- cept. Most recently, Muslims claiming to be the purist, have descended to warfare among themselves and are threatening others by their barbarism, with the result that the most powerful nations of the world have mobilized against them. Our glass may be half empty, or somewhat more than half full. Israeli wine provides a tasty medium to make your estimate. Ira Sharkansky is a profes- sor (Emeritus) of the Depart- ment ofPolitical Science, He- brew University of Jerusalem. From page any formula to overcome Palestinian objections to two Israeli positions: recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and for continued Israeli military control of the Jordan Valley. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry may next canvas regional powers next week to see how to advance talks when he attends a conference in Cairo. The gathering is aimed at raising funds to rebuild the Gaza Strip following this summer's war. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is backing bids to fund the Palestinian Authority while underscor- ing that such funding is conditional on its actions in international arenas. Particu- larly of concern would be any Palestinian attempt to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court because of its actions in Gaza this summer, an AIPAC official suggested. In an email, the official forwarded language in cur- rent U.S. law that would stop funding in case the Palestin- ians"initiate an International Criminal Court judicially authorized investigation, or actively support such an inves- tigation, that subjects Israeli nationals to an investigation for alleged crimes against Palestinians." Netanyahu has, said that any attempt to bring Is- rael before the ICC would spell the end of the peace process. And going to the court would also be a red line for Congress, said Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). "U.S. law makes it crystal clear that any attempt by the Palestinian Authority to use the International Criminal Court to castigate Israel will terminate U.S. funds to the West Bank and Gaza, period," Kirk said in an email. "The Palestinian Authority should have absolutely no doubt that the U.S. Congress will enforce this." FIRST WE LISTEN... THEN WE DELIVER! LET MY 47 YEARS OF INSURANCE EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU I WILL REVIEW YOUR COVERAGES AND INSURANCE EXPOSURES TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS BY MEETING YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS! 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