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ihultz: Settlers Have
'Right' to Remain
\fi) Secretary of State
orge Shultz reiterated
lited States opposition to
; built on the West
ak, but stressed that
vs who live there now
pe the "right" to remain
Judaea and Samaria.
I think that the principle that
|s have the right to live on the
.. Bank to the Israelis is an
ortant principle and I agree."
aid in an appearance on NBC-
'M.ft the Press."
Shultz's comment was made in
response to a question about the
State Department statement that
it would be "impractical" to
dismantle the settlements now
there. The statement followed the
U.S. veto of an Arab-sponsored
resolution in the United Nations
Security Council calling for the
international community not to
provide Israel any assistance
that could be used for the settle-
IN EXPLAINING the veto,
the U.S. Ambassador, Charles
Lichenstein, said it would be
neither "practical or even appro-
priate to call for the dismantling
of the existing settlements" as
the resolution urged.
Shultz said that the U.S. posi-
tion was "perfectly consistent"
with what President Reagan said
in his Sept. 1 peace initiative.
"Insofar as the settlements on
the West Bank are concerned,
one could foresee them staying
right where they are, but the resi-
dents of those settlements would
live under the legal jurisdiction of
whatever legal jurisdiction
resulted from the negotiations,"
the Secretary said.
"That is distinct from what
happened in the Sinai," Shultz
added. In the Sinai all Jewish
settlements were dismantled as
part of the Eygptian-Israeli peace
Continued on Page 6
mat Holocaust Did Not Exist
Janada's Anglican Church Rejects
lAnti-Semitism and Statements
By BEN KAYFETZ
rORONTO (JTA) -
series of resolutions
|>pted by the General
nod of the Anglican
ireh of Canada calls on
church members to re-
expressions of anti-
Semitism and to acknowl-
edge "the reality that the
Nazi regime executed mil-
lions of Jewish people and
members of other racial
groups from 1937 to 1945
on account of race.''
The General Synod also urged
that "courses of study on World
Dutch Daily Called
singer 'Frustrated Jewboy*
AMSTERDAM (JTA) Letters have been
iging the leading Dutch daily, NRC Handelsblad, in
test against a cartoon of former U.S. Secretary of
jte Henry Kissinger which carried a caption,
Kistrated Jewboy Responsible for United States
[tral American Policy."
The cartoon, by Frits Mueller, appeared after
sident Reagan named Kissinger to chair the National
tisan Commission on Central America. In an earlier
son, Mueller depicted Kissinger as a very ugly Jew.
Several letter writers, both Jews and non-Jews,
tested against the description of Kissinger as a
istrated Jewboy." The newspaper has so far refused
ji/.e, nor has Mueller apologized or reacted in any
War II in all school systems in-
clude reference to the acts of gen-
ocide by the Nazi regime" and
that copies of this resolution be
sent to the Premiers and leaders
of opposition parties in all 10 pro-
vinces of Canada as well as to the
ministers of education in the pro-
vinces and territories.
THIS RESOLUTION was
seen by some observers as an al-
lusion to what has become known
as the Keegstra affair in Eckville,
Alberta. James Keegstra, a
teacher in the town of Eckville, of
which he is also Mayor, has been
instructing his students that the
mass extermination of Jews
during the war was a highly
exaggerated story part of an
international Jewish conspiracy.
The Anglican's commitment to
combat anti-Semitism was em-
phasized in a letter to Rabbi
Robert Sternberg, director of the
national religious department of
the Canadian Jewish Congress,
by the Rev. Brian Prideax, ecu-
menical officer of the Anglican
Church. Prideaux wrote:
"It is shameful that such
statements (the resolutions)
should still be necessary, but we
want to assure the Jewish com-
munity in Canada of our whole-
hearted support against bigotry
and racism in our society."
:C Intiates 'Opinion Molders' Program
** Community Relations
K'l of the South County
Federation, comprised of
[>ver 55 Jewish organizations
outh County, is the instru-
to quality Jewish life at
' and abroad. One of its goals
build bridges between the
sn community and the non-
[w*rd this end the CRC,
v the Chairmanship of
on Kretsky, will be institu-
[what is referred to as the
N>n Molders" program. A
list of prominent, non-Jewish
individuals in the South County
area has been compiled, which
includes elected public officials,
clergymen, high school princi-
pals, bankers, presidents of
members of the media. A letter
will be sent to each identified
person, stating that he-she is
considered a leader in the com-
munity, and requesting their
participation in the program. A
response will be requested; each
person responding affirmatively
will then receive a free sub-
scription to the Near East
Report, phis other documents
regarding the situation in the
"As the Jewish voice in South
County, I feel it is our responsi-
bility (the CRC) to not only raise
Jewish consciousness in our com-
munity, but also to provide
accurate information regarding
events in the Middle East to local
influential people. The program
will certainly foster positive
inter-faith relations and provide a
broader understanding of the
facts concerning Israel's activi-
ties." commented Mr. Kretsky.
Marianne Bobick, President of
the South County Jewish
Federation, is pleased to an-
nounce the appointment of Dr.
Joseph and Marilyn Zinns as
Chairmen of Leadership
Development for 1984.
Leadership Development is a
very specialized program on Jew-
ish awareness and identity which
has a goal of creating leaders in
our local community. Candidates
who have demonstrated leader-
ship qualities are asked to parti-
cipate in an exciting and in-
novative set of five Sunday after-
noon sessions which include a
brunch, socializing, speakers,
discussions, and questions and
answers. This year's program will
focus on topics such as Jewish
identity, our local Jewish com-
munity, politics AIPAC, the
Holocaust and Jewish Education.
Dr. and Mrs. Zinns relocated to
Florida two and a half years ago.
They are members of B'nai Torah
Congregation and were parti-
cipants in Leadership Develop-
ment in 1983.
Mrs. Zinns is a member of the
B'nai Torah Sisterhood and was
on the Membership Committee of
B'nai Torah. She has been an
active member of ORT in New
York and is presently a member
in Florida. She worked on the
Women's Division Pioneer
Luncheon (Keynoters) in 1982,
Pacesetters Luncheon in 1983
and will work again in '84 on the
Dr. Zinns, a general surgeon in
Boca Raton and Delray Beach, is
a member of the Noah Lodge of
B'nai B'rith. He has worked on
the Israel Bonds Campaign, and
will also be working in the 1984
Men's Division Campaign.
"I am very pleased that Joe
and Marilyn have accepted this
position as Leadership Develop-
ment Chairmen for 1984. I feel
that their leadership will generate
the enthusiasm necessary for a
productive year," commented
Orthodox Leader Sees
For Lutherans, Jews
An Orthodox Jewish
leader predicted a new era
in Jewish-Lutheran co-
operation as a result of a
Church statement rejecting
Recently returned from a
conference, "Luther, Luther-
anism, and Jews," held in Stock-
holm, Sweden, Rabbi Walter
Wurzburger, representing the
Synagogue Council of America,
stated, "It is most gratifying
that Lutheran religious leaders
and scholars urged their co-
religionists all over the world to
disavow all anti-Jewish state-
ments which were contained in
"These writings had been
exploited by Nazis to justify anti-
Jewish policies which ultimately
led to the Holocaust," he added.
"It is hoped that as a result of
this encounter between Jews and
Lutherans a new climate of co-
operation will emerge which will
enable the two groups to labor
together for the advancement of
justice, dignity, and sanctity of
life that make a world of peace
Rabbi Wurzburger, immediate
past president of the Synagogue
Council, attended the meeting as
a delegate of the International
Jewish Committee on Inter-
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Bank Fined $108fO00lor
Participation in Arab Bow*
handled eight letter, of .
issued in banks in Midi,
countries which boycott ,
Federal law bans S3L5J
African firms in the b?;Sj
A letter of credit is a b^.
ument which guaranij
exporter payment for
shipped. Officials said
At the signing of an agreement establishing
a cooperative program of nursing education
between Yeshiva University and Columbia
University are (seated, left to right) Dr.
Karen Bacon, dean of Stern College for
Women of Yeshiva University, and Susan
Alexion, assistant dean, Columbia
University School of Nursing; and (stan-
ding, left to right) Norman Rosenfeld, dean
of Yeshiva College; Dr. Egon Brenner,
executive vice president, Yeshiva Univer-
sity; Dr. Robert I. Levy, vice president for
health sciences, Columbia University; Dr.
Israel Miller, senior vice president, Yeshiva
University; and Dr. Sheldon E. SocoL, vice
president for business affairs, Yeshiva
University. Under the new agreement,
qualified students at Yeshiva University will
take their first two years of pre-nursing
studies there and the remaining work for the
BS in Nursing at Columbia's School of
(JTA) The Commerce
that the Bank America
Corp., one of the nation's
largest banks, agreed,
without admitting any
wrongdoing, to pay a
$108,000 fine stemming tetter could help the anuL
from Charges that it vio- boycott by requiring 5J1
lated federal regulations XdffSiZ.S.N
banning aid to the Arab EttSTSSX*
boycott of Israel.
The Department said the fine
was the largest ever imposed on
an American bank and the ninth
penalty imposed for such an
offense in the past 10 months.
The Department said that, since
October, 1981, 12 other banks
have paid a total of $535,000 in
fines, including $24,500 paid
Monday by the Bank of New
THE COMMERCE Depart-
ment had charged that the Bank
America International subsidiary
had not stopped at an I,
The incidents charged
the Bank America occur
January, 1980 through
1982. A bank spokesmaT
that "considering the vol
letters of credit that were 1
during the period, it a
inadvertent and unfa
processing errors could L,
made." The spokesman MkH
bank would comply with h
regulations on the boycott i
JNF Official Predicts Israel
As Mideast's 'Granary' in Year 2000
JEWELER-GEMO LOG I ST
IN DELRAY BEACH I
NEW YORK (JTA) A
vision of Israel in the year 2000
as the granary of the Middle
East, thanks to the revolutionary
use of desert conditions and
extensive land reclamation for
agriculture, was projected here
by Dr. Samuel Cohen, executive
vice president of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund of America.
In a report issued to more than
100 JNF national and regional
executives attending an annual
fundraising conference here,
Cohen stated that by 2000, Israel
will be well on its way to
becoming an "economically inde-
pendent oasis of peace."
Citing the extensive land-
reclamation achievements of the
JN F, which will be 99 years old in
the year 2000, Cohen based
himself on current statistics and
trends. He predicted that by 2000
over 235 million trees throughout
Israel will have been planted,
adding to the cover of green and
network of forests now dotting
the country. JNF's afforestation
program has until now been
responsible for the planting of
160 million trees. Planting conti-
nues apace at the rate of almost
five million trees a year, Cohen
He pointed out that the JNF
land reclamation programs,
which prepare desert and rocky
terrain for agricultural and
settlement use, as well as con-
serve woodlands and wilderness
areas, have as of this year
reclaimed 40,000 acres. Cohen
projected that an additional
100,000 acres will be reclaimed in
the next 17 years.
Stating that JNF is now in-
volved in Israel in more projects
and programs than at any other
time in its eight-decade history,
Cohen said that in addition to
afforestation and land
reclamation, JNF continues to
clear the way for access roads
linking settlements in Galilee, the
Negev, and Arava. As of 1983, he
said, more than 6,000 kilometers
of roads have been paved by JNF
engineers. An additional 2,000
kilometers of roads will be
completed by 2000.
"A key aspect of JNF work,"
Cohen told the JNF fundraisers,
representing 40 regional offices of
the nationwide organization, "is
settlement site preparation. This
includes leveling and grading soil
and'creating the infrastructure
for construction. As of 1983, JNF
has prepared the land for almost
1.000 communities and popula-
tion centers throughout Israel.
Tht accelerated pace in the next
17 years will achieve an addi-
tional 1,600 sites prepared for
In recent years, Cohen noted,
JNF has, in cooperation with
other government agencies, been
responsible for developing new
recreation and camping areas. In
the next decade and a half, some
60 new parks and 200 camping
grounds will be developed by
JNF, many of them adjacent to
existing JNF forests.
"Perhaps no area," Cohen
concluded, "holds greater
promise for Israel's future
development and growth than
the vast Negev desert."
There, he continued, "JNF is
involved in agricultural and
environmental research projects
that utilize desert characteristics,
such as abundant sunlight and
geo-thermal water, and economic
irrigation methods to improve
agricultural yield and the quality
of life in this region of severe
The JNF, Cohen said, is
working with other scientists in
following up advancements made
in solar energy, preparing ponds
for growing sea food, perfecting
hot houses and using saline water
for plants and crops exported
"JNF has created the basis for
a Negev that is becoming the
winter vegetable basket of Euro-
pe," Cohen declared. "JNF's
involvement in all these
promising advances should help
Israel become the granary of the
Mideast and a viable, econo-
mically independent oasis of
peace by the year 2000."
NEW YORK (JTA) More
than 500 Israel Bond leaders,
representing one of the largest
groups of Bond campaign partic-
ipants to come to Israel, are
taking part in a nine-day confer-
ence celebrating Israel's 35 years
of economic achievement. The
Conference began Tuesday and
continues through Wednesday
evening, Aug. 17. Some 60 com-
munities in the United States,
Canada, Latin America and Eu-
rope are represented.
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
ami Head Sentenced
For Fraud, Theft
By GIL SEDAN
The Supreme Court
enced the former
,ster of Labor, Social
[(fare and Absorption,
on Abu-Hatzeira, to
months in prison.
, was a more severe
fence than the Tel Aviv
jict court handed down
district court convicted
on charges of fraud, theft
breech of public trust but
ended a four-and-a-half
. jail term. The Supreme
. held that the lower court
[been too lenient.
.j charges against Abu-Hat-
i stemmed from his adminis-
jon of a State-supported
ritable fund established in the
. of his late father, former
J Rabbi of Morocco, Yitzhak
j-Hatzeira, when he was the
for of Ramie in 1976. The
frame Court justices denoun-
Abu Hatzeira's practice of
sferring funds, while he was
Minister, to public in-
LpTER HIS conviction by the
I Aviv district court, Abu-Hat-
said he would not resign
his Knesset seat, as the
of the Tami faction, which
|ormed in 1981 after defecting
the National Religious
Jty, pending the outcome of
|appeal to the Supreme Court
st his conviction.
law, the Knesset cannot
I him to give up his seat but
Knesset House Committee
I suspend him for the period
ng which he serves his
ence. At the request of his
pe prison term will not begin
lOct. 2. The Tami secretariat
executive are scheduled to
I to discuss the verdict.
Iter the Supreme Court
Bed down the jail sentence.
police closed off the area around
the court building. Members of
Abu-Hatzeira's family expressed
their displeasure at the verdict
and denounced the media.
Tussiah-Cohen expressed sur-
prise at the ruling. The former
minister said he was not
"shaken" by the decision.
Tami leaders held a meeting
here and made two decisions:
one, to rally behind Abu-Hatzeira
as the party chairman, pledging
to have him lead the movement
for the municipal elections three
months away; and two, that
Tami would demand an indepen-
dent inquiry into the conduct of
the police throughout the entire
investigation of Abu-Hatzeira's
activities in office which led to
the indictments. Abu-Hatzeira
charged at the time he was
treated unfairly by the police.
BENZION RUBIN, Deputy
Minister of Labor and Welfare,
warned Menachem Begins coali-
tion government that unless it
started such an investigation
within two weeks, Tami could
withdraw from the coalition, nar-
rowing its Knesset majority to a
hari-thin 61 majority. Rubin told
Israel Radio: "Ours are not
Although Abu-Hatzeira is not
obligated by the sentence to
resign from the Knesset, some
Knesset members urged him to
resign voluntarily. Shinui Knes-
set member Mordechai Vir-
shubsky said, "It is inconceivable
that a Knesset member should go
to jail on corruption charges and
then resume his seat as though
nothing had happened."
An Alignment Knesset
member, Yossi Sarid, took the
same position, but the Labor
Party, as a party, has not yet
taken an official stand on
whether Abu-Hatzeira should
resign. Labor party sources
admitted it would be unwise to
antagonize Tami which, under
existing circumstances, might
shorten the term of the Likud
hite House Hopefuls Will
Present Their Views To
IConf erence of Presidents
andidates for the 1984 Presidential nomination will present their
N on subjects of particular interest to the organized Jewish com-
ity at a series of special meetings with the Conference of Presi-
a of Major American Jewish Organizations, it was announced by
us Berman, chairman.
he first Presidential contender to meet with representatives of the
national religious and secular organizations that make up the
Kerence was Senator Ernest F. HoUings. The South Carolina
bocrat addressed the group last week.
SNATOR ALAN Cranston, California Democrat, will appear
the Conference of Presidents on Aug. 29, and former Vice
ent Walter F. Mondale will speak Sept. 20.
Mogan David Adorn, Israel's Red Cross
Society, recently honored 13 Israel Defense
Force units for their "outstanding" contri-
butions to Israel's blood banks in 1982.
Forty-five percent of all blood donations
were made by IDF soldiers. Shown above at
the awards ceremony at Mogan David
Adom's Tel Aviv headquarters are, from left,
Ml)A President Ariel Horeu\ who congratu-
lates an IDF representative; Surgeon-
General Brig. Gen. Dr. Moshe Revach; and
Brig. Gen. Amizur Kfir, director-general of
MDA. Bob Schwartz serves as Southeast
District director of American Red Mogan
David for Israel, the American fundraising
arm for MDA.
U.S. Charges that PLO is 'Active Ally'
Of Central American Revolutionaries
By RIFKA ROSENWEIN
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Reagan Administration has
charged that the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization "is an active
ally of Communist revolution-
aries throughout Central
America." This charge was
contained in an issue of the White
House Digest, a service provided
by the White House Office of
Media Relations and Planning.
According to the Digest, the
PLO is supplying training and
material to the Sandinista
government in Nicaragua and to
the anti-government guerrillas in
El Salvador. The report noted
that, "since being introduced to
the region by (Cuban President
Fidel) Castro, the PLO has
developed ties with revolutionary
groups in nearly half the coun-
tries in the region."
At the same time, the San-
dinistas were fighting alongside
the PLO in the Middle East as
early as 1970, according to the
report. The Digest emphasized
that neither side has denied the
link between them, and it cited
statements issued by Latin
American and PLO leaders.
"There is longstanding blood
unity between us and the Pales-
tinians," Sandinista press
spokesman Jorge Mandi said in
June, 1979, shortly before the
Sandinistas came to power.
"Many of the units belonging to
the Sandinista movements were
at Palestinian revolutionary
bases in Jordan.
"In the early 1970's, Nicaraguan
and Palestinian blood was spilled
together in Amman and in other
places during the Black Septem-
ber battles. It is natural,
therefore, that in our war against
(President Anastasio) Somoza,
we received Palestinian aid for
our revolution in various forms."
Mandi also made it clear that
the Sandinistas had participated
in PLO terrorist acts such as
hijackings, according to the
Digest. In 1980, PLO Chief Yasir
Arafat told the Sandinistas while
he was in Managua: "The links
between us are not new; your
comrades did not come to our
country just to train, but to fight.
Your enemies are our enemies,"
the Digest reported.
The Digest explained that the
PLO was introduced to the region
in 1966, when Castro sponsored
the First Conference of the
Organization of Solidarity of the
Peoples of Asia, Africa, and
Latin America. PLO representa-
tives attended the conference,
according to the report, and
Castro "began efforts to make
the PLO a part of international
especially in Latin America."
By the late 1960's, Cuban and
PLO officers were training
together in the Soviet Union and
assisting each other with military
and intelligence personnel. In
1972, Castro met with PLO
leaders in Algeria, and the two
sides agreed to step up their joint
activities, the Digest said. In
1973, Cuba broke relations with
Israel and in 1974, the PLO
opened its first Latin American
office in Havana.
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Herzpg's Unwelcome Position
Israel's President Chaim Her2x>g recently
told the 22nd International Conference of
the World Union of Progressive Judaism
that while world Jewry has a legitimate
right to express its views on Israeli actions
and policies, they should keep those
discussions within the confines of Jewish
Behind President Herzog's logic was his
warning that advice and criticism are
legitimate, but they must be given "under
the prior understanding that the final
decision rests with those who have to bear
the consequences of any political or
military decision." Meaning, of course,
Israel and Israelis.
In essence, what President Herzog said
was that, if you don't pay any taxes in
Israel, then you have nothing to say.
The fact is that what Israel does also
affects Jews outside of Israel. Remember
the intensity of the AWACS debate of 1982
and the backwash of some pretty vile anti-
Semitic stuff emanating from as high up as
the White House itself? Who took the
brunt of it but American Jewry?
We can point to the settlements issue
and to the West Bank itself as further
examples of the relationship between the
Israeli and American Jewish communities.
And need we mention the war in Lebanon,
itself? What one does, affects the other, and
there is no doubt about it.
And so President Herzog's position was
somewhat arbitrary, we believe, and un-
welcome. The right of the Jewish people
everywhere to have their opinions heard
must stand unchallenged.
Ro&E PJ rm
On August 31, we officially close the books on our 1983 Federation-
UJA campaign. Before we launch our 1984 Drive we want to thank the
over 1,000 volunteers who solicited 12,645 gifts that totaled 12,846,000
for the combined special and regular campaigns Because of the
commitment of everyone listed below we led the country in percentage
growth of campaign.
Abner Levine, General Campaign Chairman
Milton Kretsky, Men's and Family Division Chairman
Margie Baer, Women's Division Chairman
Margaret Kottler, Women's Division Associate Chairman
Marian A Itman
Sydney A. Alt man
Dr. Saul Anton
MM Bernard Barak
Bertha Berger '
M-M Murray Barman
Roae Be mat etn
Dr. Iarael Bruk
Dr Sid Cacem
MM William CaaaeU
Julius Chalk In
Dr. Larry Charme
Andrea Lee Cox
Jean D work in
M-M Leonard Ellenberg
M-M Milton Felnberg
Rabbi Ted Feldman
Sol Fie r
Dr. Abe Flnkeliteln
Richard F Unman
Adam F1 veaon
Robert Gef fen
M-M Benjamin Ghen
M-M Melvln Gladstone
M-M Robert Goldman
Eleanor Ore If
Meyer Ha Mem
Irv Hill man
Dr. Nathan Hoffeld
Rose H Oliver
Col. Jerome Hurwtts
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M-M Donald Jacobson
Dr. Lealle Joseph
Dr. Dalla Kalal
Dr. Ury Kalal
Dr. Edward Klngsley
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Dr. John U Low,
Dr. Daniel Man
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. Gloria Masiry
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ntor Joseph Pollack
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Doris Rofm an
Dr. Claire Rommer
Mae B. Rones
Edward Rosen thai
Sara Rosen thai
Rhode Ro sens we lg
Rabbi Louis Sacks
MM Gordon Salganlk
Reuben Salts man
Irene Sal wen
Jeanne Sank In
Dr. Jeffrey Savran
Irving Sc nebs
Joe 8. Schenk
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Dr Milton Schud
MM Bernard Schulman
David Sch warts
MM Julius Schwartz
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Benjamin Shank man
Dr. Solomon Siegel
Rabbi Bernard Silver
Rabbi Sam Silver
Alex Silver man
Dlanne 811 verman
Alan R. Simon
Rabbi Merle Singer
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Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sakowitz
of Lake Worth announce the en-
gagement of their daughter
Susan to Michael Lawrence Da-
vis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Davis of Boca Raton. A Decem-
ber wedding is planned.
JEWISH BOCA RATON
FEDERATION I DELRAY BEACH
f Roberta Steinberg
M-M Jack Stone
Dr. Mortis Tear
Arnold Waldm an
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Dr. Joseph Woodland
iMichael Davis Susan Sakowitz
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2200 N Federal Highway Suite 206 Boca Raton. Florida 33432
Telephone (305) 368-2737
Nobil to Attend
Tel Aviv U.
Meeting In N.Y.G
James H. Nobil, Chairman of
the Boca Raton-Delray Beach
Chapter of the American Friends
of Tel Aviv University, will
attend the Executive Committee
meeting of the organization on
Aug. 23 in New York City.
At that meeting, the leadership
of the American Friends will be
determining its course for the
coming year in light of Israel's
current economic situation and
its budgetary effect on Israel's
institutions of higher education.
The local chapter of the AF-
TAU is now being formed and
will work to support Tel Aviv
University, Israel's largest in-
stitution of higher education. For
further information, please call
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Organizations In The News
FREE SONS OF ISRAEL
Fwe Sons of land, Delray
Lodge No. 224 will hold their
next meeting on Monday, Aug.
29 at 7 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank, Kings Point, Del-
ray Beach. The blue ribbon
winning film "War Without Win-
ners" will be exhibited that eve-
ning. A discussion will follow.
Tickets will also be available for
the play "The Circle" to be seen
at the Caldwell Theatre on Sun-
day, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. The cost is
10. Also a reminder that there
are still a few rooms left for the
Regency Spi weekend Oct. 26-29.
You may make your reservations
at this meeting.
B'NAI TOR AH
B'nai Torah Congregation,
1401 NW 4th Ave.. Boca Raton
wishes to invite all new members
and prospective members to a
"Membership Coffee" on Sun-
day, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Paul
Werner. Please RSVP at the syn-
agogue office, 392-8566 or call
Anita, 368-4236 or 391-6066.
B'nai Torah Congregation will
conduct its services for the High
Holy Days at Temple Beth El in
Boca Raton. For reservations and
further information, please call
the synagogue office, 392-8566.
The theme for Rabbi Dr. Louis
Sacks s sermonic message will be
"The Lord is my Light and Sal-
vation" for the sabbath morning
service, Saturday, Aug. 20 at
8:45 a.m. at the synagogue,
16189 Carter Rd.. Delray Beach.
The High Holy Days seating
committee headed by Mr.
Edward Brown meets Monday
through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to
10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For further information, please
OF JEWISH WOMEN
National Council of Jewish
Women-Boca-Delray will sponsor
a new member coffee, on Wed-
nesday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. For de-
tails, please call 368-3900.
AMERICAN RED MAGEN
DAVID FOR ISRAEL
American Red Magen David
The singles, 45 and over, re-
cently held a planning meeting to
look into up and coming events.
The meeting was held at the Fed-
eration office in order to accom-
modate everyone who wished to
In addition to program plan-
ning, it was decided that officers
and chairpeople are needed.
Elections will be held at the next
open Planning Meeting on Tues-
day, Sept. 13, at the Federation
office at 5:30 p.m. Anyone inter-
ested in becoming involved is in-
vited to attend.
For more information or if you
have questions, call Harold
Cohen at 368-2737.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.:
Group Discussion The Reality
of Positive Thinking it Really
Works, led by Evelyn Singer, at
B'nai Torah Congregation, 1401
NW 4th Ave.. Boca Raton. Do-
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m.:
Open Planning Meeting and
Klections. South County Jewish
Federation office. 22(H) N Feder-
al Hwy., Suite 206. Boca Raton.
Tuesday. Sept. 20. 7:30 p.m.:
Open discussion led by Harold
Cohen, Director, South County
Jewish Community Center. B'nai
Torah Congregation. 1401 NW
4th Ave.. Boca Raton. Donation:
$3. RSVP 368-2737.
Sunday. Oct. 23: Sunday
Brunch Place and time to bt
Aug. 25, 8 pm.: Movie Night
"The Frisco Kid." Donation 50
cents, includes light refresh-
ments. For more information and
location, call 368-2737.
Note: Additional programs
will be publicized in the Septem-
ber second edition of the Florid-
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agreement after Egypt
adamantly refused to allow any
of the settlements to remain in
the area it would control.
BUT AS FOR new settle
ments, Shultz stressed the U.S.
has "stressed consistently" that
"the new settlements on the
West Bank are not constructive,
they don't help us at all in our
search for peace in that region."
for Israel Ram at Gan Chapter-
Delray-Boy n ton, is having a
meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at
7:30 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank. Kings Point, Del-
ray Beach. Refreshments will be
served and all are welcome to
attend. For further information,
please call Mark Silverton, 499-
4706 or M. Lutzker, 499-2471.
Construction of the new
building will begin in August, it
was announced by Col. David
Klarer, of the group's building
committee. The temple looks
forward to the occupancy of their
new facilities early in 1984. Sab-
bath eve services for the congre-
gation are now held in Cason
United Methodist Church Fri-
days at 8:15 p.m. At the service
Friday, Aug. 26, Mrs. Valeska
Picker will become an adult Bat
Mitzvah after reading from the
Hebrew Torah scroll and receiv-
ing a blessing from Rabbi Samuel
Silver. Double sessions for the
High Holy Days are being
planned by the ritual committee,
headed by Jerome Gilbert. Infor-
mation about membership or the
purchase of High Holy Day seats
is available from Mr. Gilbert at
B'nai B'rith Boc. Teeea Lodge
No. 3119 will hold a breakfast
meeting in the activities room.
An open discussion of tl-
lems and Solutions"
who just returned
Ladies are invited.
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April-June, 1983: the second highest quarterly
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
The Post Office and Civil Service Committee, Subcommittee
on Investigations, is investigating the problem of Soviet in-
terference with United States mail to the Soviet Union and Soviet
bloc countries and is requesting assistance in documenting the
Evidence has already been accumulated indicating tremendous
escalation of interference by the Soviets. Affected by this
escalation are many groups, including the Lithuanian, Jewish,
Christian, Ukranian, Polish, Hungarian, Rumanian, Armenian,
human rights and scientific communities. and many others.
The following questionnaire is being printed upon request of
Benjamin A. Oilman, member of Congress. It is important that
people who are knowledgeable about the issues, having had their
mail confiscated or interfered with in some manner, be polled
about their experiences. A response to the questionnaire will give
the subcommittee a greater insight into the problem and,
hopefully some solutions.
Please complete and detach the questionnaire and mail your
response to Geri Rosenberg, South County Jewish Federation,
2200 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Your
cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Friday, Auguat 19,1933
Many U.S. citizens mailing letters and packages to friends
and families in the Soviet Union and Soviet-controlled countries
claim that Soviet authorities are interfering with the delivery of
Representative Benjamin A. Oilman (R., N.Y.), a senior
member of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee
and the Foreign Affairs Committee, is in the process of
documenting these charges.
In order to provide the Congress with current information,
this newspaper is publishing the following questionnaire as a
public service to our readers:
1. Do you regularly mail letters to
the Soviet Union?
2. Do you usually send them
registered. return receipt
3. Does the cost of registered, return
receipt postage ($3.85 plus mailing
costs of 40 cents per half-ounce)
effect whether or not you use this
4. Do you have documents in your
possession or do you have
knowledge of documents that
would indicate interference with
U.S. mail directed to Soviet
If so, specify _
5. Are you willing to make these
documents (tampered receipts, etc.)
available to the House Committee
on Post Office and Civil Service's
Subcommittee on Investigations as
exhibits for our hearings?
6. Do you believe current practices
by the U.S. Postal Service ef-
fectively responds to your need in
tracing your mail?
7. Have you offered an invitation to
anyone in the Soviet Union or
Soviet-controlled countries to join
you in the United States?
8. Have you received confirmation
that your written invitation was
9. Please specify any problems you have experienced .
sending packages and parcels to the Soviet Union and Soviet-
10. Are you willing to further
discuss your experiences with
Israel's Minister of Defense, Moshe Arens
(second from left), gave an optimistic report
on the current state of U.S.-Israel relations
last week to the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organizations. Also
present are Julius Berman (left), chairman
of the Presidents Conference; Meir Rosennt
(second from right), Israel's Ambassador to
the U.S., who also addressed the meeting
and Yehuda HeUman (right), executive vic't
chairman of the Conference.
Starting October 3, the South
County Jewish Community Day
School and the South County
Jewish Community Center will be
offering an After School Program
for children. The program is for
children in pre-school through
6th grade, which will be held at
the newly remodeled Day School
site from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The day will include structured
activities in sports and arts and
crafts as well as supervised study
times. Leaders for this program
will be from the South County
Jewish Community Day School's
Final details will be published
in the September 2 Floridian. For
more information, call Burt Low
licht at 395-3212 or Harold Cohen
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Overlooking the Temple mount of the historic old city of Jerusalem on
UJA Mission to Israel
NEXT MISSION: OCTOBER 9-19
Join the people from South County already committed to this mission
$1000 per person mission cost.
Minimum contribution of
$3000 family gift or $1600 for a single to the 1964 UJA/Federation
campaign will be required for all participants on the mission.
For information call Helene Eichler at
The South County Jewish Federation
Friday, Augurt 19,1968
: The Jewish Ploridian of South County
Camp Maccabee Says
A Message From Susan Kerper, Camp Director
The third season of Camp
Maccabee has ended. I can still
envision all of the smiling faces of
119 happy children that ex-
perienced many wonderful activi-
ties and events throughout the
summer. There is no doubt our
children had a wonderful sum-
mer, having grown physically,
emotionally and socially. They
had the opportunity to experien-
ce many new activities at Camp
this year: archery; gymnastics,
three successful overnights, our
first play on our final day, Yeru-
shalayim Day, "Gamad and
Anak Day," Disney film, Pillo
Polo, Clown Day with real clowns
and our own staff magician.
These new experiences combined
with our full-day camp activities
and Judaic program created an 8
week fun-filled summer. Now. it is
time to plan for our 1964 "Better
Than Ever Year."
Looking forward to seeing you
next year for more great activi-
ties with another helpful and
caring staff under the sponsor-
ship of the South County Jewish
Federation and the new Jewish
New Automobile Air Conditioning
System Designed At Tel Aviv University
A new automobile air con-
ditioning system has beei
designed and developed by Tel
Aviv University scientist Prof.
Mordechai Sokolov, which
utilizes the heat generated and
presently wasted by the car,
without requiring additional
energy and expense for fueling
and with no strain on the motor.
Today, only about one third of
the fuel burnt by an automobile is
utilized for powering the motor to
turn the wheels, while two thirds
of the fuel is wasted. Approxi-
mately one third of the energy is
expended through the exhaust
system, while the other third is
| expended on cooling the motor.
Conventional air conditioning
used today in automobiles does
not take advantage of the wasted
neat, requires additional power
and thereby increases the car fuel
| consumption by 10-20 percent. It
also places a greater strain on the
motor which is beyond the capa-
city of small cars, and as a result
small cars cannot be air con-
The system developed by Prof.
Sokolov of the Faculty of
Engineering utilises an
tion refrigeration cycle,
which does not
I uses the
wasted heat as its
I energy source. At the same time,
I almost no changes are required in
I the car engine. The new system
I a. therefore, free of running cost
land is suitable even for small
pngines. The invention has been
[patented in Israel, U.S.A.,
[England and other countries.
Prof. Mordechai Sokolpw operates his ew automobile
air conditioning system,.
The new system is presently at
the laboratory stage and is not
available commercially, but
offers hope for more comfortable
and safer driving for small cars
and cheaper cooling for large
Of Palm Beach County
invites you to attend our
Sabbath Eve Services
Held Each Friday Evening, 8:15 p.m.. at
Cason United Methodist Church
Corner of Swinton Ave. and N.E. 4th St. (Lake Ida Rd.)
Rabbi Samuel Silver, officiating
For Membership Information Call:
Sid Pearce Samuel Rothstem Sid Bernstein
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, August 19, iggg
Rabbi Nathan Zelizer
The following is brought to Floridian readers by the South
County Rabbinical Association. If there are topics you would
like our Rabbis to discuss, please submit them to the Floridian.
LOST AND FOUND
A little boy wandered away and was lost Scores of people set
out to search the hillsides and wooded areas nearby to find that
lost child. This story comes to my mind during this time in our
calendar when, in a few weeks, so many of our people will find
their way, to the temple and to the synagogue, in order to find
their way. The High Holidays serve as a compass, to help us get
our bearings and find our directions. To know where we are, we
need not only a compass, we also need other devices.
The compass helps us locate ourselves in space; we also need a
clock and a calendar, to help us locate ourselves in time. Often
we wake up from a long deep sleep and do not know how much
time has passed. The first question we ask upon waking is.
''What time is it?" When Robinson Crusoe landed on a desert
island, he was afraid that he would lose his sense of time, so he
set up a post and, as each day dawned, he cut a notch in the post.
Every seventh notch he rested. Thus, he kept a calendar.
We also need another device. The compass keeps us from
getting lost in space. The calendar keeps us from getting lost in
time. We also need some device, which will set us straight, in our
relationship to other human beings, to live also in a world of
persons, in addition to a world of space and time. So, not to get
lost in the world of persons, we need help and direction in the
matter of right and wrong. In Judaism, Jewish law and mitzvohs
provide us with guide lines, which steer us in the realm of human
relationships. Through prayer, study, special ceremonials, such
as the Shofar, the melodies, the Kol Hashem the Voice of God
serves as a kind of compass, to keep us from getting lost in
the maze of human problems. There are times when a compass
can be deflected and lose its value.
As a Jewish chaplain at the Ohio Penitentiary for a quarter of
a century, I counseled with hundreds of criminals from all walks
of life, human beings who, among them had fine parents, good
beginnings, high school and college graduates, yet were lost on
the sea of life and spent time behind bars. Their lives became
defiled by deflections and deviations which caused them to lose
Many times, 1 told these men that God cannot reach down
from heaven to us straight. We must go to Him to set our
"neddle" straight The Bible tells us (Exodus 19,20) "And God
descended to lit Sinai and Moses went up to the top." The
Mechilta on this sentence says "God said to Moses I shall come
to you from above and you will ascent." The pen in my
penitentiary congregation failed to ascend the mountain of the
The purpose of the month of Elul is to prepare ourselves to
seek God's help in re-directingour lives, and ask Him to teach us
how to use the gifts of life, how to use our wealth, how to spend
our days, how to love and live by abiding values. Where, but in
the synagogue, can we find the compass and provide ourselves
with devices that will not deflect the needle of that compass, thus
causing us to travel in circles and get lost on the sea of life. God
stretches his hand and wants us to stretch out our hands to get as
close to Him as possible.
In the Sist ine Chapel in Rome there is the great painting of
Michaelangelo, portraying the moment of the creation of Adam.
God is presented as a human figure, stretching forth His hand to
Adam, seeking to rise from the ground. From the Divine finger
comes a spark from which life is transferred to Adam's finger
and to his mortal flesh. It is a thrilling portrayal of the surge of
life which comes from God. The fingers never touch. There is a
gap, between the divine and the human.
During the year, many deflections widen the gap between God
and ourselves. During the High Holidays through repentance,
prayer and charity, we narrow the gap between the finger of God
and the mortal flesh of our body and as the Shofar is sounded at
the end of Yom Kippur, we can almost feel the flush of new life,
new hope and new purpose vivifying our flesh, giving us new
strength and proper direction for the good life.
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AJC: Religious Clubs in School Unconstitutional
Congressional legislation that
would permit student religious
clubs to use public school faci-
lities was sharply criticized by an
American Jewish Congress
spokesman in Senate testimony.
Marc Pearl, Washington rep-
resentative of AJCongress, told
the Senate Judiciary Committee
that passage of the bill, S. 1059,
would lead to "inevitable pres-
sure" on school children "to
conform to the religious views
and practices of the majority."
"I am not here to urge any
limitation on the right of a reli-
gious majority to observe its reli-
gion," Pearl said. "Rather, the
American Jewish Congress asks
only that the public schools not
be employed to magnify the pres-
sures on students of minority
The legislation, Pearl con-
tended, is unconstitutional
because it is imcompatible with
the principle of separation of
church and state as mandated by
the Establishment Clause of the
S. 1059 says that no federal
education funds may be provided
to any state or local educational
agency if any elementary or
secondary school for which that
agency has responsibility denies
equal access to students or facul-
ty seeking to engage in voluntary
The AJCongress is especially
troubled by the provision in-
cluded in the bill for the "right"
of equal access in elementary
schools, according to Pearl.
"Although the bill extends only
to voluntary activities, it is diffi-
cult for us to conceive of any
circumstances under which
elementary students would be
able to voluntarily organize their
own group without the guidance
of a teacher," Pearl said. "But it
BarI Bat Mtzvah
On Saturday. Aug. 27, Mi-
chelle Lisa Claudio, daughter of
Beth Ann Claudio, will be called
to the Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah.
Michelle is a student of Boca
Raton Community Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth El
Family members sharing in the
simcha are grandparents, Ber-
nard and Marilyn Schwartz of
Monroe, N.Y., uncle, Michael
Schwartz of Jerusalem, Israel,
aunt and uncle, Iris and Herb
Perten of Pomona, N.Y., and
Michelle's hobbies are reading
and computing and honors and
awards include Honor Society
(National Junior), seventh grade
social studies and citizenship
award, top 5 percent award (first
year). Following services, Mrs.
Claudio will host a reception in
Seth Joseph, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Manings, and grandchild of
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Furer, will
be called to the Torah at B'nai
Torah Congregation in Boca
Raton on Shabbat morning Aug.
27 on the occasion of his Bar Mit-
is precisely such guidance which resisting peer pressure to ioin
is unconstitutionally objections- particular club would be in, "
ble. For younger children in mountable." r
particular, the problem of_______________
Marked At UN Ceremony
The birthday observance took
place opposite the United N.
tions building. It was sponsored
by the Raoul Wallenberg Com-
mittee of the United States and
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith. The observance
began with a wreath-laying cere-
mony at the Holocaust Memorial
Wall on Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza, in memory of the many
victims of the Nazis whom
Wallenberg was unable to save,
and then proceeded to the Isaiah
Wall across the street from the
By YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) More
than 100 people, among them
Naphtali Lavie, Israel's Consul
General in New York, and Hans
Andersson, Acting Consul
General of Sweden in New York,
gathered here last week to mark
the 71st birthday of Raoul
Wallenberg, the Swedish dip-
lomat who saved an estimated
100,000 Hungarian Jews during
World War II and then disap-
peared in the Soviet Union after
being arrested by Russian troops
in Budapest in 1945.
Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432
Merle E. Singer, D.H.L. Rabbi
Ricbard D. Agler Assistant Rabbi
Martin Rosen Cantor
High Holy Day
Wednesday Night September 7 8:00 p.m.
Thursday Morning September 8 10:00 a.m.
Friday Night (Kol Nidre) September 16 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Morning September 17 10:00 a.m.
All services will be held in
The New University Center Auditorium
Florida Atlantic University
500 N.W. 20th Street, Boca Raton
For further information call the temple office: 391-8900
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Koberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at
9:30 a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Minyan on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:15 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
16189 Carter Road, 1 block south of Linton Blvd. Delray Beach,
FL 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Services daily 8
a.m. and 9 a.m., Saturday. Phone 499-9229.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM OF WEST DELRAY
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
Conservative Services at Carteret Savings and Loan
Association Office, West Atlantic, corner Carter Road. Delray
Beach. Fridays, 8 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat, Saturdays, 9 a.m.
and Kiddush. Edward Dorfman, President 499-6687. Temple
Office 14600 Cumerland Drive, Delray Beach, Fla. 33446,
Phone 495-0466. Rabbi Emeritus Jonah J. Kahn.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton. Fla. 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Richard Agler, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at 8
p.m. Family Shabbath Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of Each
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, Fla. 33434.
Conservative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Reuben
SalUman. President, Joseph M. Pollack, Cantor, 483-6667.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 33445. Ce
servatiye. Phone: 498-3536. Bernard A Sflvar, Rabbi; Naftaly
A. Lmkovsky, Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.,
Saturday at 8:46 a.m., Daily Minyans at 8:46 a.m. and 5 p.m. I
Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave. (comer
Lake Ida Rd.), Delray Beach, FL Reform. Mailing Address: P.O.
Box 1901, Delray Beach, Fla. 33444. Friday at 8:16 p.m. Rabbi
Samuel Silver, President Samuel Rothatein, 276-6161.
Friday. August 19,1963
7000 In Six Months To Israel
The Jewish Floridian of South County
New Immigrants Present
By CINDY KAYE
__ It is said that "good al-
irays comes with bad."
This is the case in Israel in
recent months as olim have
been arriving here in large
from Western countries.
The difficulty in housing
some 7,000 new immigrants
who came here over the last
six months accompanies
the surge in aliya.
According to Ilan Rubin,
deputy director general of the
Jewish Agency's alrye depart
meat, aliya is up over-all by 23
percent so far this year compared
to last year. "The absorption
centers are practically 100 per-
cent full, taking into account the
reserved places slated to be filled
during the very near future by
expected olim," Rubin said.
THE HOUSING problem is a
recent one. It is a combination of
the dramatic turn around in aliya
during the first hall of this year
aliya was up 50 percent from
the West but the drop in the
number of olim from the Soviet
Union and other Eastern bloc
countries has tended to bring
down the significance in the
overall rise in the number of olim
- and the fact that approxi-
mately 20 -absorption centers
were closed for the last three
years because there was no need
for such facilities while relatively
few immigrants arrived here.
"The closed centers along the
periphery of the country, such as
those in Dimona and Maalot,
which might possibly be reopen-
ed, are unattractive to olim and
therefore do not help us," said
Hub in. "The absorption centers
belong to the Ministry of
Housing. When they were not
heing filled, the ministry
demanded them back and now
they are being used for other pur-
poses, such as student housing
centers, residential flats and
other forms of public housing."
Rubin noted that in Kiryat
Shemona. the absorption center
was placed under the army's ju-
risdiction. As a result, these
buildings are no longer available
to be reverted back into absorp-
RUBIN EXPLAINED that
since Jewish Agency funds are
"too tight to be able to invest in
building," that is not an option.
Another situation which exacer-
bates the shortage of space in ab-
sorption centers is the shortage
of low rental public housing.
"Olim are supposed to leave
the absorption centers after six
months which is the approxi-
mate amount of time it takes to
absorb them," Rubin said. "By
then many have found work and
have completed the ulpan
(Hebrew study). But the number
of olim leaving after six months
has decreased because public
housing is not readily available."
Presently, the average stay in
an absorption center is one year.
A small percentage of olim have
even stayed as long as two years.
In addition to the shortage of
housing, some olim remain be-
cause it is so inexpensive to live
in any of the immigrant housing
A family of four, in a three-
room apartment in an absorption
center pays close to nothing, "a
mere token," as Rubin put it.
After that, if no member of the
family has found work during the
next six months, rent amounts to
$30 a month. If one family
member has found work, rent in-
creases to $100 a month or 25
percent of the incoming salary,
depending on which is lower.
TEMPORARY hostels, which
are absorption centers which do
not include Hebrew courses for
their occupants, are slightly more
expensive. Rent starts at the be-
ginning of the immigrant's stay
comparable to a non-employed
family's costs in an absorption
center during the second six-
month period of their stay. After
three months in a hostel em-
ployed occupants are obligated to
pay 25 percent of their salaries
Permanent residences for olim
also exist. There are 3,500 places
available, and they are filled to
capacity, not to mention the ex-
tensive waiting list which accom-
panies this option.
Olim pay a modest rent and are
entitled to remain in these apart-
ments for an indefinite period of
time. In addition, they are per-
mitted to bring spouses into the
apartments, only after they have
children are they expected to
B NAI TORAH
1401 NW 4th Avenue
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A Conservative Congregation
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Wed Evening Thur Morning Sept 7 Sept a
Ttnir Evening Fri Morning Sept 8 Sept 9
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or stop by
1401 N W 4tn Avenue
(Corner GUces Road)
In all, there are 72 centers
available to olim, 30 absorption
centers, 11 hostels, and 31 per-
manent residences. The budget
alloted to operating these facili-
ties is S20 million a year. This
money covers staff salaries in the
faculties, such as ulpan teachers
(where applicable) maintenance,
rental costs and utilities.
THE ALIYA department has
indicated the need for increased
housing facilities to the Housing
Industry. This request came after
the aliya department raised the
rents of olim who remain in
centers and are employed. The
Housing Ministry, headed by
Deputy Prime Minister David
Levy, would rather olim pur-
chased apartments with the aid
of extensive loans, rather than
living in public housing, Rubin
The problem with this idea is
that a gap still exists between the
loans provided and the amount of
capital the immigrant must sup-
ply, Rubin said. In addition, in-
terest costs run approximately
$200 a month on a full-scale loan.
"There are around 1,000 unsold
apartments in Jerusalem which
will eventually be turned over to
the government because they
cannot be sold by private
builders," Rubin said. "These
could be reverted into public
housing units. In addition, we
suggested that olim pay a higher
rate than the welfare recipients
who are also entitled to this
Meanwhile, Rafael Kotlowitz,
head of the WZO immigration
and absorption department, pre-
dicted that some 13,000 immi-
grants from the West are expect-
ed to arrive in Israel by the end of
the year, a record high since 1974.
But he warned that without
proper housing, immigration
might once again decline.
IN ADDITION to the over-
crowded conditions in the ab-
sorption centers and other
transition institutions, Kotlowitz
noted that because of pressure on
aliya offices overseas, potential
immigrants sometimes must wait
up to two weeks before they can
be seen by aliya officials.
According to Kotlowitz, the
breakdown in immigration from
the West this year will be: North
America, 4,200; Latin America,
3,800; France, 2,300; United
Kingdom, 1,500; and another
1,700 from other Western coun-
tries. Kotlowitz said he abo ex-
pected some 5,000 immigrants
from the East bloc and Third
World countries, 1,900 from
Rumania, 500 from the Soviet
Union, and 1,500 from Africa.
Shamir to Visit
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
will visit Rumania next month
where he is scheduled to hold
several meetings with President
Nicolae Ceausescu. Shamir was
invited by Rumania's Foreign
The talks are expected to focus
on ways to advance the Middle
East peace process. The
Presidents of Lebanon and Syria
have also been invited to visit
Rumania in the near future.
B'noi Torch Congregation membership coffee, 7:30 p.m.
American Red AAagen David for Israel-Delray-Boynton, 7:30
Temple Beth El, 8 p.m. Board meeting.
Free Son* of Israel, 7 p.m. meeting.
Temple Beth El UAHC Curriculum Workshop, 7:30 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women, 8 p.m. Board meeting.
Jewish War Veterans-Snyder-Tokson Post 459, meeting tO a.m.
B'nai B'rith-North Pines Lodge.
Brandeis Women-Boca Century Village, 10a.m. meeting B'nai
B'nth-Boca Teeca Lodge, 9:30 a.m. meeting Women's
American ORT-Boca-Delray evening, 8 p.m. Board meeting
Temple Beth El-Solos, 7:30 p.m. Board meeting Women's
American ORT-Delray, 10 a.m. Board meeting Anshei Emuna-
Sisterhood, 10 noon meeting Women's League for Israel, 10
a.m. Board meeting.
B'nai B'rith Integrity Council, 9:30 a.m. meeting.
Brandeis Women-Boca, 9 a.m. Board meeting Anshei Shalom-
Sisterhood-Oriole Jewish Center, 9:45 a.m. Board meeting
Hadassah-AAenachem Begin, 12 noon Board meeting.
Pioneer Women-Beersheba, 12 noon meeting Zionist Organi-
zation of America-Century Village Boca, 8 p. m. meeting.
Hadassah-Aviva, 10 a.m. Board meeting National Council of
Jewish Women-Boca-Delray, 8 p.m. meeting.
Pioneer Women-Kinneret, 12:30 p.m. Board meeting Women's
American ORT-Oriole, 1 p.m. Board meeting.
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