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PAGE 6 Ul~.EIvlo r" rt Lq prior to MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando--Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas YlsraelmMonday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m 407-644-2500 Congregation Beth Am--Monday, 7:45 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. (only when religious school is in session), 407-862-3505. Congregation Chabad Lubavlteh of Greater DaytonamMonday, 8 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m 904-672-9300. Congregation Ohev Shalom---Monday, 7:45 a.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 7:45 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m 407-298-4650. Temple Israel, Loagwood---Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m and Sunday, 9 a.m at Markham Woods Rd 407-647-3055. See the synagogue directory on page seven for Shabbat schedules. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 JCC Sports & Wellness---Yogalates, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lunchtime 407-645-5933, ext. 255. Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. Express 1 - 1:45 p.m. Info: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 Congregation of Liberal Judalsm--"Do a Mitzvah on Christmas." Volunteers needed to help deliver meals to needy seniors. Arrive by I0 a.m. at Sonny's Bar-B-Q at 5967 W. Colonial Dr Orlando to pick up approx. 6 meals and delivery directions. Meal delivery will take approx, one hour. To volunteer, contact Sharon Silver, 407-862-8600 or Georggie Phillips, 407-298-6686. JCC Sports & Wellness--Men's Pickup Basketball, I - 3 p.m. Info: 407-645-5933, ext. 255. Congregation Bet Chalm---Bible Study Class, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays "until we finish the Tanakh." Everyone is welcome. Info: 407-830-7211. llunpa Jewish Federation Young Adult Dlvlslon---"Vodka & Latkes" celebration, 8 p.m. to midnight at Lotus night club at 1507 E. 7th Ave. in Tampa (club's doors remain open until 3 a.m.) Hors d'oeuvres will be served (including latkes and chocolate fondue fountain), cash bar available. Advance tickets: $20; $25 at the door. Info and tickets: Pamela Behar, 813-264-9000, ext. 252 or e-mail SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 JCC Sports & Wellness--Men's Pickup Basketball, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Info: 407-645-5933. JCC 39ers---Cinema Sundays, lounge opens at 1 p.m. Movie 2 p.m. Refreshments. MONDAY, DECEMBER 27 JCC Sports & Wellness---Yogalates, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pickup Basketball, 5 - 6:45 p.m. Info: 407-645-5933, ext. 255. JCC 39eras-Meet and Mingle Mondays, 1 p.m JCC Auditoriufia. Israeli Folk Dancing---7:15 - 10 p.m. at the JCC. Beginners and intermediates. Instruction: 7: 15 - 8:15 p.m. $3.50 members and $4 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28 JCC Sports & Wellness--Men's Pickup Basketball, 12 - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. For more than 25 years, thousands of Central Florida families have depended on HERITAGE for Jewish-oriented news, national and in- ternational reporting, and commentary on events that affect us all - reporting that is not available in the general press. II YES! I want to be informed. 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Seniol WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29 JCC Sports & Wellne s---Yogalates, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pickup Basketball, 5 - 6:45 p.m. 407-645-5933, ext. 255. JCC 39ers---11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m in the Senior Lounge. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Temple Israel, I/iera--Bingo night (Temple Israel, Viera plans to hold Bingo night each Wednesday at the same time), 7350 Lake Andrew Dr Viera. Doors open 5:30 p.m with Early Bird games beginning 6:15 p.m regular games at 6:30 p.m. Over $2,500 payout offered. Thr size packages: $13, $22 and $30. Progressive jackpot rolls over each week. Snack bar, free Info: 321-631-9494. Orlando ,adult Yeshiva--Torah study class, 7 - 8 p.m. Info: 407-644-2500. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 JCC Sports & Wellness---Men's Pickup Basketball, 12 - 1 p.m. and Lunchtime Express Workout, 1 - 1:45 p.m. Info: 407-645- 933, ext. 255. 5 p.m. - 6:45 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 Heritage Florida Jewish News--Office Closed. JCC Sports & Wellncau,---Yogalates, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lunchtime Express 1 - 1:45 407-645-5933, ext. 255. Ahavas Y'mrael Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. p.m. Inf0 SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 JCC Sports & Wellne s---Men's Pickup Basketball, 1 - 3 p.m. Info: 407-645-5933, ext. 255. Congregation Bet Cl hn--Bible Study Class, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays "until w finish the Tanakh." Everyone is welcome. Info: 407-830-7211. SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 JCC Sports & Wellness---Men's Pickup Basketball, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Info: 407-645-5933. JCC 39er ---Cinema Sundays, lounge opens at 1 p.m. Movie 2 p.m. Refreshments served. inside U By Dan Baron JERUSALEM(JTA)--Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's at- tempt to bring the Labor Party into a national unity coalition to help him carry out his withdrawal plan of- fers the alluring promise of problem-solving for many Israelis. The track records of unity coalitions, which bring to- gether the two largest po- litical parties from Israel's different ideological camps, are mixed. The first Israeli national unity government was born in June 1967, on the eve of the Six-Day War. Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, the head of the Mapai Party, the precursor to Labor, sensed he would need majority back- ing in the Knesset to launch a pre-emptive strike against Arab nations. Eshkol achieved it by join- ing forces with Herut under Menachem Begin. The move also gave the Israeli right- wing its first foothold in government. Herut would later evolve into the Likud, which first took power on its own in 1977. When Eshkol died in 1969, he was succeeded by Golda Meir. She also inherited his partnership with Herut. But the national unity gov- ernment soon fell apart, as Mapai and Herut squabbled over whether to maintain a cease-fire with Egypt in the absence of a peace treaty. Almost a generation was to pass before Israel's leaders turned to a national unity government once more, but this time the objective was to wage war not on Arab foes, but on the dire economy. Under a novel rotation system, Labor leader Shi- mon Peres and the Likud's Yitzhak Shamir shared the top job. Peres served in the top office between 1984 and 1986, ant}again between 1988 and 1990. Shamir was prime minister in between. Although this longest- serving national unity photo by Brian Hendler/-ffA Benjamin Ben.Eliezer, seated right, discusses the r~" ignation of the Labor Party ministers from the coaliti government at the Knesset in Jerusalem on 30, 2002. With him are Shimon Peres, seated left, haya, seated center, Shalom Shimcho unidentified Labor Party broad-based coalition crumbled as Cabinet ministers fro the Labor ParQt resigned, ending a partnership which for $0 months had united Israel's bitter political rivals in a comrnO front against the Palestinian uprising. government had success in quelling inflation and par- tially withdrawing Israeli troops from Lebanon, it was to dissolve in ignominy. In what became known as the "stinking maneuver," Peres brought down the govern- ment in a bid to form his own narrow coalition. In the end, it only resulted in Labor's walkout. Labor was not to be courted for a broad coalition again un - til 2001, when Sharon after his first election victory, cast his net wide to show that his tough policies against the Palestinian initifada had wide support. But the union frayed as fighting with the Palestinians carried on unabated. Labor leader Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, like Sharon a former general, broke rankswith the Likud by calling for a return to peace talks stalled since 2000. Then Labor opposed the 2003 budget in a protest over funding slated for Jew- ish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. Eventually, Ben-Eliezer quit the coalk tion, leading to elections 2003 that Sharon won. . Early elections loomed again earlier this year Sharon lost his majoritywhen the NationalR ' ligious Party quit the coalitio in June in protest of his to withdraw I settlers from Gaza and partS the West Bank in 2005. The crisi: Sharon fired Shinui from secularpart budgeted for reli The up of just the Likud's 40 seat in Israel's Parliament, Knesset. Israeli are allowed to rule with than a majority of the member Knesset. But the prime peared likely to form a broad coalition with Labor with commands 22 Knesset seat This coalition, at least for ! while, would restore politic stability.