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Jewish Floridian
Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach
,7 Number 2
Boca Raton, Florida Friday, January 11,1986
Price 35 Cents
South County Mobilizes To
It is hardly a secret (though it was supposed to be) that a massive
Iproject is under way to save the remaining 25,000 or so Jews from Ethio-
In addition to being among the many thousands of famine victims,
Ithey have also been in constant danger of being killed in that unfor-
tunate country's civil strife and many indeed have already fallen.
The project has been dubbed "Operation Moses." The reason it is no
Longer a secret though much still cannot be said about it is that in
[order for it to be carried out it was necessary to mobilize help from the
Jewish community. It costs $6,000 for every Jewish life that is being
jsaved. and there is a deadline involved so that the money must be raised
A number of steps have already been taken, in South County, to
respond to this emergency need, which has been described by many of
the community leaders as the greatest opportunity to save Jewish lives,
in a direct manner, since the days of World War II (when, unfortunately,
many opportunities for saving Jews were missed).
The South County Jewish Federation will hold an emergency appeal
on Monday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Baer Jewish Campus (336 now
Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton). The Federation calls on all members
of the community who have not already responded to this emergency, to
do so by coming and being counted at this appeal.
Contrary to news reports, res-
cue efforts continue. The appeal
also continues. Still more than
8,000 Jews to be saved.
Orthodox Schul
Began To Act
On Chanukah
Must be at Monday, January 14, appeal to hear
details 7:30 p.m. at Baer Jewish Campus.
Temple Beth El Accounts
For 8 Lives; Will Keep On
Nearly 700 people heard Rabbi
Merle Singer speak of Auschwitz
Friday night, when he explained
the rarely used Hebrew term
Pidyon Sh'vuyim" (ransoming
of captives) and called on his au-
dience to be sure they do not
remain "Jews of Silence" for a
Jew of silence is not really a Jew.
Rabbi Singer told his congre-
gants they have a rare oppor-
tunity to do for Ethiopian Jews
w Jews exterminated by the Nazis:
an entire Jewish community, at
"us tune, can be ransomed for
the price of $6,000 per person.
*-ven before the services, he
Pointed out, Temple Beth El had
j"ready ransomed' five Jewish
Continued on Page 2
Rabbi Merle Singer
During a Chanukah celebration
sponsored by the sisterhood of
Congregation Anshei Emunah,
the Orthodox synagogue of Del-
ray Beach, Marianne Bobick,
president of the South County
Jewish Federation, asked for and
received permission to address
the 300 and more guests on the
subject of Ethiopian Jewry.
Her plea resulted in nearly
$3,000 being contributed, includ-
ing a gift from a youngster about
10 years old, who donated his al-
lowance of $8 to the cause.
Mrs. Bobick said, "Every Jew
in South County should be af-
forded the opportunity to help
this project and rescue Ethiopian
Jewry. We were not afforded an
opportunity to substantially help
the Jews of Europe in the late
30's. Now is our opportunity to
help a Jewish population whose
very existence is being threat-
ened we must all participate in
this effort."
On the following Shabbat,
Rabbi Louis M. Sacks devoted
his sermon to the same subject,
with virtually all the congregants
responding with pledges and
contributions which have not yet
been totalled.
Kretsky Memorial F\ind
A special memorial fund for Milton Kretsky was established
by board members of the South County Jewish Federation at
their last meeting, with the proceeds to go to "Operation
Moses" for saving the lives of Ethiopian Jews.
The late Milton Kretsky, who was a founding vice president of
the Federation and served on its board and many of its commit-
tees, died on Dec. 24, just a few days before the board met. Just
after the board paid respects to his memory, the subject of Ethi-
opian Jewry came up, and one of the board members suggested
setting up the memorial fund.
The subject came up for a vote in a unique way: the board
members voted to establish the fund by setting a personal
example of making contributions to it. On the first round of
tallying the "votes," the contributions totalled more than
$25,000, accounting for more than four lives of Ethiopian Jews.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Milton Kretsky
Memorial Fund is invited to do so by sending a check made out
to: "UJA-Kretsky Memorial Fund" to the Federation, 336 NW
Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton 33431.
'Even Torahs May Be Sold
To Save Lives'
Rabbis and representatives ot
the area synagogues and temples
last week agreed to bring the
emergency campaign for Ethio-
ian Jews to their congregations.
At a special meeting called by the
federation, some of the rabbis
reported on a start which has al-
ready been made by them, while
the others agreed to follow suit.
Rabbi Elliot Winograd of
Temple Emeth in Delray noted
that according to Talmudic
instruction, "even the Torah
scrolls may be sold in order to
raise the money for pidyon
sh'vuyim, or ransoming of
Jews.",The rabbis, however, ex-
nressed confidence that the
Continued on Page 2-
Local Organizations Rally to
Call Through CRC
.Representatives from local
Fhapters of the major national
Isn organizations held an
gency meeting last week to
S8," tow, to rally their mem-
hL hind the effrt to save
f-'hiopian Jews.
Ha^u JTOm chapters of
Pounr,,"?1?, Women' National
p"! of Hewish Women and
ZOA all pledged to organize a
campaign among their members,
bringing to them the urgency of
the operation to save Jewish
Responding to a call by
Frances Sacks, chair of the
Community Relations Council
speakers bureau, the leaders
gathered undertook to urge their
Continued on Page 2
Ethiopian Jews, much like the Jewish community of Yemen which
came to Israel en masse in 1949-51 had been isolated for many
centuries and have retained the ancient Jewish traditions and rituals
through the vears .

Page2 The Jewish Floridian of South County / Friday. January 11,1986
Temple Beth El
Continued from Page 1
Although we ordinarily do not write on the Sabbath." Rabbi
Merle said, -the Talmud teaches us that saving a life takes pre-
cedence even over the sanctity of Shabbat. and he therefore
urged the congregants to take a pledge card placed on their seats
and make a commitment for this emergency.
One woman approached a Federation official after the service
and sari she had intended to commemorate her late husband by
purchasing a memorial plaque for the Temple wall but after
what she had heard she was certain that saving a life would be
the greatest honor she could give her husband s memory.
Rabbi Singer said Temple Beth Els efforts would continue
beyond the Friday night appeal, during which three additional
lives were accounted for.
Due to the emergency appeal, the Co-Ed
Volleyball game will not be held on Jan. 14
Even Torahs
May Be Sold
Continued from P^t
After long and cartful study, all the rabbinic authorities have agreed
that there is no doubt as to the full authenticity of their being Jews.
Local Organizations
Press Digest
A number of articles in the
Jewish press recently have dealt
with the status of and trends in
Conservative Judaism. with
many forecasting a period of
decline for the movement
XattpHial wish P (ml
Op:n;t,% lasjt "**r.amed a ma_vor
article about a sharp critique by
Rabbi Jacob Neusner. heac of
Judaic studies at Brown I r..
--:-. in Rhode Isiand Rabb:
-sner charged that the
Conservative movement was
ling iti vitality and was allow-
ing the Reform and Orthodox
movements to ta*ce over the
American Jewish community.
according to the P and 0
Rabbi Neusner's criticism par-
ticularly favors Reform Judaism,
which, he says, conducts its
affairs as if it were the dominant
movement in Judaism The
weaknesses of Conservatism he
enumerates include, a decline in
the number of Jews affiliated
with the Conservative camp from
50 percent. 20 vears ago. to 30
percent todays failuce. of. C*n-.
servative Jews*to* support their
own institutions such as the
Jewish Theological Seminarv.
which operates on a $1 million
annual deficit and has accumul-
ated a deficit of $12 million, with
the lowest paid faculty. In
contrast, while staff at Hebrew
Union College Reform are the
highest paid. Also, failure of the
Conservative leadership to draw
the movement together and make
it an effective force in the com-
munity, while fighting over
trivialities: lack of pride in
achievements. rabbis and
At the tune, the P. 0 carries
two other items One says that an
independent group of Reform
Rabbis has issued a pamphlet
which states categoncallv that
the bulk of Reform Rabbis'do not
officiate at interfaith marriages,
and that the image which mav
have been created of Reform
Rabbis being easily prepared to
perform such marriages is a false
one The other item relates that a
Reform Zionist leader has re-
vealed that his movement has
demanded that the I'JA allocate
S22 million a year for the next
five years for support of Reform
institutions in Israel the
equivalent of five percent of
funds raised in the U.S. Irving
Konigsberg. a Cleveland attor-
ney, is reported to have said that
the World Zionist Organization
and the Jewish Agency only
support Orthodox institution- :r.
isra*.. despite the.fact-that .-4
percent funds are rai
by Conservative and Reform
Jew- in America, and are tl
preventing any non-Orthodox
talem Post, mean-
while, reports that the Reform
movement has established an
international commission which
will, on the one hand, combat
increasing Orthodox attacks
on Reform Jewry, while, on the
other hand, seeking ways of
living peaceably" with the
Gerard Daniel, president of the
world Union- for Progressive .
Judaism (the ftefbrm moVerr.'ent^ '"
'fofcrJudt StegeJ if The Post that
the commission, headed bv Rabbi
Gunther Plaut of Canada, will
include rabbis and laymen from
the U.S.. Europe. Australia and
elsewhere. A full report by the
commission is scheduled bv
April. 1986.
The Jeuish Week of New York
has another interesting report on
a new development within reform
Jewry It tells of a neo-Reform
worship group which has been
established in the famed Stephen
VN lse Free Synagogue of
Manhattan, in which participants
repeat the amidah. spend the first
night of Shavoot inatikunstucv
group, perform the M*h|n-h cere-
mony on Rosh Hashanah and
many other rites and traditional
practices common to the Ortho-
dox but generally absent from
Reform worship Members of the
group, which believes this will be
the trend in Reform worship, also
wear kipot 'yarmulkast. complete
:ne full seven aliyahs to the
Torah during the Sabbath ser-
vice, eat their meals in the
sukkah and buy their own lulav
and etrog (during Sukkoti And
most keep a kosher home
Continued from Page 1
members to take part in the
emergency appeal called by the
Federation, and they also made
personal commitments to the
campaign, as well as agreeing to
personally solicit their friends
and neighbors.
Some of those present reported
that their groups had already
begun to mobilize their members
on behalf of Ethiopian Jews, and
would now channel their efforts
through the emergency cam-
Jewish community wobU
respond *,.,w.y which 3
make such dire measures 3
necessary .
l im?ng 5**, synaeues whrti
had already begun to make 2
forts even before the meetinewi,
Bnai Torah Congregational
?L Ra.0Pj where R^bi
Theodore Feldman changed bis
planned sermon and launched o
appeal to more than 200
congregants during the previous1
Friday night service. Rabbi
Feldman said he intended to con- j
tinue to bring up the appeal as a
reminder at future services. for I
long as the operation goes on. He \
asked congregants to send in
their checks after the Sabbath

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Friday, January 11, 1985 The Jewish FJondianofSouthCoun^^aS^
erican Silence Is Subject Of New Book
, August 19,1982 Arthur H.
riberg dismantled the
Lrican Jewish Commission on
Holocaust which was
blished in September 1981.
goal was to expose the
Lyior of American -Jews
X,K the Holocaust era and to
[whether there was, in fact, a
Ipiracy of silence. This com-
Ision, which included
esentatives of all Jewish
-nizations, actually disin-
Eated Its director, Seymour
iFinger, professor of political
kce at the Graduate Center of
City University of New York,
I me then that the reason for it
I the hypersensitivity of the
lish establishment. "I don't
Lrstand the fear of exposing
[truth," he said. "People make
lakes. We are not God
Jself.*' It was clear that this
Jblishment is not able to
ea its past behavior.
he rise and fall of this com-
eion reinforces the notion that
subject of the Holocaust
uld not be politicized and that
[list remain in the realm of the
demic, pure scientific and
tive world.
avid S. Wyman's book, "The
kndonment of the Jews:
Lrica and the Holocaust,
|H5" (Pantheon Books, New
,). belongs, more than any
er contribution, to the
oriography of the Holocaust.
the last decade this
Uriography tends to stress
issue of the free world's
_ern of behavior toward the
Is in the years 1933 to 1945.
fcntially. the rescue of Jews.
ivman. a noted scholar and
author of 'Paper Walls:
erica and the Refugee Crisis
-1941'' (1968). is a son of a
testant minister who defines
liself as an admirer of Israel.
has written an excellent
tiled account of America's
avior during the years of
Vyman exhausted, almost, all
Mlable sources. He
umented the American silence
I the abandonment of the Jews
were gassed by the Nazis.
most original conclusion is
[notion that this country could
eality have rescued millions of
rs. It simply refused and
fined to do so: "It was not the
I of workable plans that stood
[the way of saving many
usands more European Jews,
I was it insufficient snipping,
I threat of subversive agents or
possibility that rescue
cts might hamper the war
t. The real obstacle was the
snce of a strong desire to
T>e Jews." But, in 1944,
nan tells us, 25.000 Greeks
I rescued and, ironically, were
n to Naseirat, a British camp
r Gaza, Palestine.
Ln h Pref>ce, Wyman argues,
I Nazis were the murderers
we were the too-passive
Dmpnces.' Essentially, this
discussion of these
complices" who were too
lit f ^ mdifferent to the
wot the Jews and too slow to
' them.
Vyman introduces all of them
iu ,A> President Roosevelt.
lJe State Department. (C;
P Army and its OSS. For
Ei o.Wvman Points out, "In
t hI il,Jthe 0SS obtained the
yaetaded account to reach the
lA,? tLhe.maM murder of Jews
^uschwitz. The OSS did
*ng with it." (D) Jewish
"^twits and intimate friends
e"man. Some even tried to
uniL to re8cue Jew8 or
PL r ^ (E) The
' pCBn Congress. Jwish
r tn T?m' Prevented any
reset Thlla* the Congress
r^ue operations.
Wyman points out only one
rare exception to this rule:
Emanuel Celler, the congressman
from Brooklyn. Other "ac-
complices" were (F) The entire
American media. (G) The
churches. Wyman views the
Holocaust, also, as a Christian
tragedy. He illuminates us, "The
bystanders most capable of
helping were Christians." And he
goes on with his "J'accuse," "At
the heart of Christianity is the
commitment to help the helpless,
yet, for the most part American
Christian churches looked away
while the European Jews
As to the behavior of the
American Jewish community,
Wyman concludes, "Along with
the lack of unity, American Jew-
ish efforts for rescue were
handicapped by a crisis in
leadership." It should be stressed
that Wyman rushes to accredit
and to describe anyone who made
some effort to rescue Jews. He
even, partly, saves the reputation
of Rabbi Stephen Wise who is
recently being blamed for
America's abandonment of the
But, sad to say, Wyman
writes, the Jewish leaders of that
era did not break out ". of
business as usual vacations
were, seldom, sacrificed."
The American Jewish com-
munity had to transform itself, in
this era, into a national massive-
effective rescue machine in order
to challenge the American
silence. It failed to do so.
The Zionists, Wyman tells us,
contributed relatively to rescue
efforts more than their non-
Zionist Jewish counterparts, but
even they failed to develop the
necessary degree of awareness.
Wyman follows the main thesis
of the Israeli writer SB. Beit-Zvi
when he explains, "Most Zionist
resources continued to be
concentrated on the postwar goal
of a Jewish State in Palestine. In
1943 the pattern persisted as
rescue remained a secondary
priority.'' Sad to say, the Zionist
movement did not change its
course. "Their insight into the
past and their dedication to the
future hampered their vision of
the present."
Wyman does not fail to
illuminate the activities of the
Irgun's mission to the United
>tat*8, better known as the
Bergson Group." The 'com-
mander' of this small group was
Hillel Kook, who used the alias
Peter Bergson, undoubtedly a
magician of public relations.
Bergson and his devoted soldiers
were the first ones to break the
ice. They tried to challenge the
mainstream. "The Bergsonite
Emergency Committee tried to
fill the gap in the rescue cam-
paign. Its work was vital in
finally bringing the War Refugee
Board into existence." But, "The
Bergson group was anathema to
most established American Jew-
ish leadership."
As a result, for example, even
Jewish newspapers did not report
to their readers on the group's
"We Shall Never Die -
Remember Us!" a play which was
staged in Madison Square
Garden in 1943. More than 40,000
people came to demonstrate their
solidarity with the dying Jews.
Roosevelt, of course, declined to
send a short message.
It is hard to predict whether
history repeats itself but
Wyman, in the preface to his
book, confesses: "My com-
mitment to Zionism and to Israel
has been confirmed and increased
by the years of study of the
Holocaust. I look upon Israel as
the most important line of
defense against anti-Semitism in
the world."
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Page4_ The Jewish Floridian of South County / Friday, January 11,1986
The Contributions of Moses Maimonides
Maimonides' halachic guide
included the daily duties of the
Jew for the entire year. All of the
rituals are covered in great detail.
The problems of mankind in his
day and in general are given the
Jewish halachic response. Such
matters as child support, women
learning Torah or occupying
positions of communal leader-
ship, intermarriage, hygiene and
diet, are all treated.
In addition, the laws of the
Messiah, the restoration of
Kingship in Israel and the
Temple service are gone into in
an exceptionally detailed and
comprehensive manner. Al-
though these laws related to the
prayers and dreams of our people,
they are included together with
the laws of daily living, because
they. too. dealt with reality
the reality of the future.
In terms of what Maimonides
undertook and achieved, there
would never be another indi-
vidual work that would rival the
comprehensiveness of hi?
Mishneh Torah. It was a massivi
work a thousand chapters ari(
almost 15,000 sub-chapter?
Maimonides' Mishneh Torah wa
a monumental edifice whicl
would give rabbinic Judaism <
pre-eminence and acceptance a>
the authoritative voice of Jewry.
Since it was written, hundreds
of commentaries and thousands
upon thousands of essays and
explanations have been written
on virtually every phase of the
Mishneh Torah, as is fitting to a
constitution of a people.
Throughout Jewish legal litera-
ture, the view of the Mishneh
Torah is brought as a proof text
whose word is final. It had a
major impact on the accepted
Jewish legal codes which followed
it. The Tur and, later, the
Shulhan A Ruch or Code of
Jewish Law.
Even today, the Mishneh
Torah is virtually the centerpiece
of every major Talmudic dis-
course delivered by the Deans of
the Yeshiva world. The work is
alive and still full of vigor even
after 800 years!
Maimonides begins the
Mishneh Torah with a section on
religio-philosophical and moral
teachings. They serve both as the
foundation as well as goals of the
precepts which we are com-
manded to practice. He cone udes
the Mishneh Torah with the Mes
sianic era, when peace and
harmony will prevail, and Israel
will be free to occupy itself with
the pursuit of that which is
highest and most appropriate to
it the knowledge of God and
the practices which emulate His
ways. The entire theme and
purpose of this work is to help
Israel turn in that direction in all
it3 endeavors, and to guide it
unfalteringly towards that end.
Around the time that he com-
pleted the Mishneh Torah,
Maimonides married the sister of
a very influential Jew. From this
union, a son and daughter were
born. The daughter died as a
young child. The son, Abraham,
born 1186, would eventually
succeed his father and become
the recognized spiritual leader of
the community. He was also a
great philosopher, rabbinic
scholar, and a prominent physi-
cian in his own right. His works
shed light on and amplified
Maimonides' views in a great
"umber of areas.
In this same period,
Maimonides was appointed to be
the official physician of El Fadil,
vizier of Salad in. the most power-
ful man in Egypt. This new posi-
tion allowed Maimonides to use
his influence for the betterment
of his fellow Jews. Through his
efforts, the Jews were enabled to
return to Jerusalem after the
Saladin recaptured it from the
Franks in 1187.
As a physician, he not only
ministered to patients, but also
wrote extensively on a variety of
medical topics. Maimonides
stressed proper diet and exercise.
He maintained that a great deal
of illness came from overeating.
He felt that one should limit
one's intake so that the stomach
should be filled one third full of
solid food, one third liquid, and
remain one third empty. In the
summer, he felt one should limit
oneself to two thirds of the above
He counseled avoiding medic-
ation except in extreme cases.
This was based on the view that
the constitution of the individual
was best equipped to resist ill-
ness if left to its own devices, in
the vast majority of cases. In his
later years, his medical practice
would occupy a major portion of
his time. This was clearly spelled
out in a famous letter by him to
one of his students, in which he
complained of his inability to find
time to study or counsel with the
people of the community except
on the Sabbath day.
A poem praising the skill
Maimonides achieved in his
medical art was composed by al
Said ibn Sena al Mulk, one of the
great Arab poets of his day. The
text is as follows.
Galen's art heals only
the body.
But Abu-Amrun's,
the body and the soul.
His knowledge made him
the physician of the
He could heal with his
wisdom, the sickness
of ignorance.
If the moon would submit
to his art
He would deliver her of
her spots.
At the time of the full
moon, cure her of her
And at the time of her
conjunction, save her
from waning.
Maimonides completed his last
major work. The Guide to the
Perplexed, around 1190. This
religio-philosophical treatise was
not addressed to the same au-
dience to whom the Mishneh
Torah had been addressed. The
latter was for all Jews, whereas
the Guide was directed to the
intelligentsia of Jewry. Many
sensitive and truth-seeking Jews
had been left deeply perplexed by
the almost universal acceptance
of the views of Aristotle as the
absolute truth. Aristotle's posi-
tions raised serious doubts in
their minds regarding the basic
principles of Judaism, as well as
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numerous difficulties with the
Biblical text itself.
At the outset, the Guide
defines the terminology of the
Bible. Maimonides explained
that there are figurative or
hidden meanings, in addition to
the literal meaning of Biblical
terms. In many instances, the
figurative or hidden meaning is
the meaning of major conse-
quence. After clarifying the lan-
guage of the Bible, the concepts
which this language were used to
convey were then sharply
defined, and their philosophical
correctness convincingly demon-
strated. Using this approach,
Maimonides discusses the
problem of the use of anthro-
pomorphic terms in the Scrip-
tures at great length, and ex-
pounds the Biblical-Rabbinic
view of God's incorporeal ity in a
most profound manner. He goes
on to explain his radical view of
Jewish monotheism and that our
knowledge of God Himself, is
limited to a negative one i.e.
knowing what He is not.
Regarding God's activities, we
have a knowledge thereof via the
Attributes of His Actions.
Alongside this. Maimonides
develops the concept of Imitatio
Dei (imitating God's ways)
within the Jewish tradition in a
most comprehensive fashion.
Thematic in the Guide is the
view of Maimonides regarding
the relationship between religion
and philosophy. To Maimonides
they were two component parts
of a single whole, the twin off-
spring of reason, as it were. To
perceive them as two separate or
opposing disciplines would only
lead to insurmountable difficul-
ties, nonsensical views, and
unacceptable opinions.
Maimonides' logical step by step
method served to remove the
bulk of the questions and doubts
of the perplexed, as well as the
alleged contradictions between
religion and philosophy.
In certain crucial areas
Maimonides demonstrated than
the philosophy of the Bible was
superior to the philosophy of
Aristotle Although Maimonides
had the highest regard for Aris-
totle as a thinker, he only ac-
cepted his views where their
truth could be convincingly
demonstrated. By way of
example, Maimonides rejects
Aristotle's theory that the world
is eternal. This rejection is not
based on the Scriptural narrative,
but rather because the philo-
sophical arguments against the
eternity of matter were stronger
that the arguments against a
creation in time "ex nihilo."
Likewise, Maimonides' strong
rationalistic approach would not
accept any proofs supporting
religious doctrines unless their
truth could be clearly demon-
strated and confirmed by a
rigorous and uncompromising
critical analysis. Thus he demol-
ished the Muslim philosophers'
faulty philosophical proofs for
the religious doctrine of creation
in time "ex nihilo." He main-
tained that a true religious
doctrine would be eventually
undermined (with a consequent
loss of the faithful), if its philo-
sophical underpinnings were
Maimonides concluded that
creation in time "ex nihilo" was
beyond man's power to prove
with his reason alone. It is be-
cause of this that it must be
revealed to us by a Divine
Revelation through the medium
of His prophet and Holy
Scripture. .
The Guide also delineated in
detail the basic principles of
Judaism such as Providence,
Prophecy, the Prophecy of
Moses, the Immutability of the
Torah, in addition to the discus-
sion of God's existence and omni-
science. Maimonides also made
an original contribution to Aris-
totelian philosophy through his
enumeration of 26 basic axioms
of that philosophy.
In the latter part of the Guide
the precepts are categorized, and
the universal principles upon
which the law is based are for-
mulated. The maintenance of
sacrificial rituals in the Jewish
religion is explained in a modern
critical manner. It would be an
issue hotly debated for centuries
to come. Adherents and op-
ponents would also argue over
Maimonides' views regarding the
nature of the soul, Immortality,
and the doctrine of Resurrection.
The Guide concludes on the
theme of "Imitatio Dei." Unlike
Aristotle and his "Unmoved
Mover" God, for whom "Imitatio
Dei" involves only contemplation
for Maimonides it is a pattern-
ing of one's activities and views
after a G-d who is intimately in-
volved with humankind.
The great Jewish philosophical
and theological works of the
medieval period all show what a
powerful impact the Guide had
on subsequent Jewish thought.
The first and main concern of
such great Jewish thinkers as
Albo, Crescas, Gersonides and
Abra venal, was the correct
understanding of the Guide's
Among the great Christian
medieval thinkers, the Guide had
a major impact. Saint Thomas
Aquinas quotes certain
Maimonidean views and incor-
porated them in a thematic
manner in his major work,
Summa Theologica. The Guide
was also quoted by the great
Christian Scholastics Albertus
Magnus, Duns Scotus, Alex-
ander of Hales, and William of
Auvergne. Later great philo-
sophers such as Leibnitz and
Spinoza, the great philologist
Joseph Justin Scaliger, and
mystics Nicholas of Cusa and
Reuchlin quote Maimonides as a
ource, and extol him.
During the Enlightenment Pe-
riod such great Jewish thinkers
as Moses Mendelsohn and
Solomon Maun on both learned
philosophy from the Guide and
incorporated many of its themes
into their own systems of
The Guide states that the
Torah established rational and
ethical imperatives in addition to
the juridical ones, as both
foundation and goal of the prac-
tice of the precepts, and that they
are inextricably entwined. Thus
Maimonides states, "Every
commandment from among these
613 commandments exists either
with a view to communif,
correct opinion, or to rS*
end to an unhealthy opinS'
communicating a rule of jm2
or to warding off an faj^Q
to endowing men with a iJ
moral quality, or to
them against an evil
quality. Thus all commanrj
are bound up with three b.
opinions, moral quality
political civic actions." ((
III, 31) And in a similar
"Therefore it says with refet
to the returning of a pledee .-
it shall be zedakah unto you 1
when you walk in the way oft
moral virtues, you do justice a
your rational soul, giving hen
due that is her right." (Guidel
53) This inseparability of at
(mitzvos) and ideals is aleit
in the Guide.
No other individual after
Talmudic period has hadsuchi
all-pervasive effect on Jeii
thought, law, and practice
Moses Maimonides. VirtuiU-
every line of his works is brwJJJ
and discussed or cited as a as
for a new approach by somel
thinker, commentator, or
authority. Even today,
volumes, articles and
graphs on Maimonidean stu
continue to well forth unc.
ingly. They are the tribute oft
ages to this creative genius.
Perhaps his works hive
such a captivating effect upoo i
because they were more than j
books. They were indeed
autobiography of their autl
and as such a guiding force i
inspiration of incomp
It is his perfection atel
lectual, moral, and religion -I
that vivifies every sectin,|
chapter and paragraph of I
most excellent works by
most excellent of men. As i
Maimonides and his works I
been studied, admired and
cepted as the "golden mean"
Judaism for 800 years
any sign of abatement.
Maimonides' life of
service to God, to his fellow Jl
and to humanity at large m|
healer both of the body and of tl
spirit came to an end i|
December, 1204. Hewubrouj.1
to his final resting place i|
Tiberias, Israel.
What was said about hal
during his lifetime became ul
epitaph for the ages among iH
people. It is brief, but uniqoMl
its esteem: "From Moaes owl
Moses, none has arisen who csj
be likened unto Moses."
(Jewith Telegraphic Agine/I

Friday, January 11,1986 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Federation/UJA Campaign '85 Update
Masada Dinner Set
For Thursday
A record turnout is expected at the Masada Division Dinner
this year, based on the reservations which have been coming in,
according to Robert Rieder, chair of the dinner.
"There is no set goal for the number of participants," Rieder
said last week. "The response has been excellent, but we con-
tinue to encourage everyone who has not yet responded to the
call of Masada shall never fall again' to do so quickly."
The dinner, for those who pledge a minimum gift of $6,500 to
the campaign, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the home of
Jordan and Betty Ginsburg in the Oakbrook section of Boca
West. Philip Zinman will be honored, and the guest speaker will
be Governor James Hunt of North Carolina.
Packwook to Speak At Dinner-Dance
Silk Will Head Drive
In High Point West
Leo Silk, who has chaired the
lUJAFederation Campaign at
High Point West for the past
three years, will once again be at
I the helm this year, Benjamin
[Bussin, chair of the Family Divi-
I sion, announced last week.
Thanks to Leo's efforts, aided
Iby his wife Natalie, last year's
I campaign in the area showed an
Iincrease of more than 50 percent,
[Bussin noted, and this year even
[better results are expected.
Leo Silk came to Delray from
I New York City in 1980. Since
coming here, he has organized a
[local chapter of Red Magen
[David (Israel's equivalent of the
[Red Cross), has been active in
B'nai B'rith and in Temple
Emeth, as well as working dili-
Senator Bob Packwood (R., Oregon),
incoming chair of the Senate Finance Com-
mittee, will be the guest speaker at South
County Jewish Federation's Dinner-Dance
on Feb. 9.
Shep Kaufman, who chairs the dinner-
dance, announced this last week, saying he
was delighted to have one of Israel's
staunchest friends in the Senate join South
County at this major Men's Division event.
The dinner-dance will be held in the
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lau-
Senator Packwood was elected to the
Senate in 1968, the youngest senator in the
91st Congress. Reelected in 1974 and 1980,
he is now in his third term. He has chaired
the Commerce, Science and Transportation
Committee, and has served on the Finance
Committee, which he will now chair, and on
the Small Business Committee.
Descended from one of the original
pioneers of Oregon, William H. Pack-
wood, who was a member of the Oregon
Constitutional Convention in 1857 the
senator received his BA from Willamette U.
in Salem in 1954, and studied law at NYU,
where he served as president of the student
He then returned to practice law in
Portland, and in 1962 won election to the
state legislature as its youngest member.
Sen. Packwood has visited Israel
privately twice, in 1971 and in 1978. In
recent years, his stance of support for the
Jewish state has grown firmer, to the point
where he was one of the major leaders in the
Senate fight to prevent the sale of AW ACS
to Saudi Arabia. He has also led the opposi-
tion to selling the Arabs enhancement
Sen. Bob Packwood
packages for the F-15 fighter jets.
Among his many honors and kudos, Bob
Packwood holds an honorary degree from
Yeshiva University, which he received in
1982 when he addressed the graduating
class at its convocation.
Hamlet Co-Chairs Named For Women's Division
Leo Silk
gently for the Federation. Silk community work m,198? and
hi. ^eiv^^e^^^is *$CmZLI^ 3K3
Anne Brenner and Marilyn
Sonabend will serve as co-chairs
for the Hamlet area in the
Country Club division's cam-
paign this year, Phyllis Squires,
chair oF the Women's- Division,
afinoUn^d''faraVr'wee'kV;' the
Country Club division luncheon
will be held at the Breakers Hotel
on Monday, Feb. 4.
Anne Brenner and her husband
Henry have shared their
residence between South County
and Manhasset, Long Island,
since 1976. Anne has been active
in Hadassah local chapter pre-
sident and life member in the
UJA drive both in the north and
here, and in her temple. She is a
member of Temple Beth El.
Marilyn Sonabend came to
Florida eight years ago from
Binghamton, New York. She was
Marilyn Sonabend
active in the federation and her
temple there, and she also is an
active member of Temple Beth-El
Anne Brenner
of Boca Raton. Marilyn also
serves as co-chair of the Women's
Advance Gifts Committee.
Capable Co-Chairs Stay On In Del-Aire
omen's Division Seminars
Karen Weiss, chair of the
semmars for young women
jicenter) watches as Barbara Bell
receives a demonstration in the
|art of self-defense from black belt
IKarate specialist John Costello,
l one of the seminars. This was
lone f the series of seminars,
tailored to the young women of
South County Jewish Federation,
by the Women's Division. The
next seminar will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 30, with the
topic: Female Sexuality. It will
be conducted by Dena Feldman
of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service. For more
details call the Women's Division
at 368-2737.
South County
Jewish Federation
Country Club Luncheon
PLACE: The Breakers Hotel
DATE: Monday, February 9,1985
COST: $25.00
Minimum gift $250.00
Program includes a Fashion Show by the Boutique of
The Esplanade of Palm Beach.
For more information call the Women's Division,
The UJA-Federation Cam-
paign in Del-Aire will be chaired
again this year by Larry Gott-
segen and Shep Kaufman. The
appointment was made by Larry
S. Charme, M.D., chair of the
Men's Division, who said he was
fortunate to have the area's cam-
paign in such competent hands.
Gottsegen chaired the cam-
paign in Del-Aire in 1983, and co-
chaired it with Kaufman last
year. He moved to Del-Aire three
years ago from Leominster,
Mass., where he was active in
Jewish community life. He
served as president of Agudat
Achim Synagogue and was
honored by the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary. His wife Joan
is co-chair for the Del-Aire area in
the Women's Division.
Kaufman, beside co-chairing
Del-Aire last year, also co-chaired
the annual dinner-dance, and is
chair for this major event this
year. He came to South Florida
from Rhode Island, where he
served for many years aa an of-
ficer at his temple and as a board
member of the Federation. He is
also on the board of governors of
Hope Center for Mentally
Retarded Children and Young
Adults in Miami. Hie wife Terry
is areas chair for the Woman's
Larry Gottsegen
44 An Enchanted Evening"

In Israel's Colleges.. .And Local Friends
New HU Officers Take Over At Ball
Sidney Hildebrand will be in-
stalled as president of the Boca
Raton Chapter of American
Friends of the Hebrew University
at the Founders Ball at the Boca
Pointe Country Chib, on Jan. 22.
Prior to moving to Boca Raton,
Sidney Hildebrand was active in
the Louisville Jewish commu-
nity. He founded and was presi-
dent of Kentuckiana Chapter of
Dale Carnegie.
Hildebrand was president of
Louisville Lodge No. 14. B'nai
B'rith, with a membership of
1,200; president of Men's Club,
Adath Israel Temple: and presi-
dent of the Brotherhood and
Couples Club, and vice president
of B'rith Sholom Temple in
Since moving to Boca, he is
presently a member of the board
of Temple Beth El and was a
committee member of South
County Jewish Federation and
Israel Bonds, and a former board
member of Condo 8 and Teeca
Woods in Boca Teeca. He is a
recipient of the Israel City of
Peace Award.
Hildebrand has been an active
member of the Greater Boca
Raton-Delray Beach Chapter of
the American Friends of the
Hebrew University, serving as
executive vice president for the
Serving with Hildebrand will
be Irving N. Rifkin, President
Emeritus; Executive Vice Presi-
dent. Ellis Levy; Vice Presi-
dents: Elbert L. Bagus, Samuel
Blair, Joseph Z. Feller. Martin B.
Grossman, Dr. Goldie R. Kaback.
Adolph Levis, Morris Robinson
and Leonard Weisenberg;
Honorary Vice Presidents: Max
Alperin and Samuel Melton:
Secretary, Anne Krainin:
Treasurer. Peter Smith; Execu-
tive Board Members: Merwin K.
Grosberg, Chairman; Edith
Clayman. Herman Herat Jr.,
Bernard S. Paskin. Irving N.
Rifkin. Dr. Albert Schiff and all
The American Friends of the
Hebrew University is the pioneer
among similar Societies of
Friends, which function through-
out the world as partners in the
growth and development of the
Hebrew University. Organized
soon after the opening of the He-
brew University in 1925. the
American Friends has as its
prime purpose the support of the
university's teaching and
research programs. With
chapters in most major cities and
a loyal membership of approxi-
mately 10,000, the American
Friends serve as a cultural bridge
between the University and the
American Jewish community. Its
office of academic affairs is re-
sponsible for one of the largest
overseas study programs in the
The Greater Boca Raton-Del-
ray Beach Chapter, founded four
years ago, now numbers over 300
family memberships. Past presi-
dents are Irving N. Rifkin,
Merwin K. Grosberg, and
Bernard S. Paskin.
Technion Awards
First Sakharov Prize
The First Annual Andrei Sak-
harov Prize for Science and Tech-
nology Journalism was presented
to Yerach Tal, science correspon-
dent for the Israeli daily
"Haaretz" for his reportage on
environmental issues and their
impact on society.
Sponsored by the Technion-
Israel Institute of Technology,
the SI ,000 prize was initiated this
year in conjunction with the uni-
versity's 60th anniversary cele-
bration to honor those journalists
who have made significant con-
tributions towards sharpening
the public's awareness and
understanding of current
scientific and technological ad-
Tal was commended by the
prize committee for his ability
"to bridge the gap between
purely academic themes and
everyday life," and for popular-
izing scientific topics without
sacrificing complexity or per-
spective. He has been the science
Local Surgeon, TAU
Grad To Address Chapter
Of TAU Friends
Dr. Daniel Man, prominent
Boca Raton plastic surgeon, will
address the Century Village
Division of the Boca Raton
Chapter, American Friends of Tel
Aviv University, on Wednesday,
Jan. 23. The meeting will take
place on the second floor of the
Administration Building in
Century Village West at 7:30
p.m. Dr. Man, who maintains his
medical practice in Boca Raton,
is a graduate of the Sackler
Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv
University. He also served in the
Israel Defense Forces.
The Boca Raton Chapter and
the Century Village Division will
also be sponsoring a show en-
Goes Polo
Buddy Rich will be appearing
at the Palm Beach Polo and
Country Club, Saturday, Jan. 19.
This unique event is jointly spon-
sored by the country club and
Technion 2000, a chapter of
American Technion Society.
This will be one of the first
Saturday polo events held. Tech-
nion 2000 is honored to support
and participate in the growth of
these polo activities.
Technion 2000 hopes this par-
ticipation and support will even-
tually lead to the establishment
of an annual Technion Cup.
The event will include polo at 3
p.m. to be followed by a buffet
dinner and a 90-minute Buddy
Rich Concert.
For further information please
call 1-832-5401.
titled "Survival" on Monday,
Feb. 4 at 7:30 pjn. at Temple
Beth El in Boca Raton. "Sur-
vival" is presented by the
Habimah Players and is a
musical narrative that tells the
story of the Jews of the 20th
century and their struggle to stay
alive. It includes songs in
Hebrew and Yiddish as well as in
English. For further information,
call 483-3076 or 392-9186.
Tatiana Yankeleuich
correspondent for "Haaretz
since 1976, writing with remark-
able frequency on a wide variety
of scientific and technological
Attending the award ceremony
to present the Sakharov Prize
was Andrei Sakharov s step-
daughter, Tatiana Yankelevich,
who has championed the cause of
human rights on behalf of her
stepfather since her immigration
to the United States in 1977.
The award ceremony also in-
cluded a special commendation to
Kapai Piness, editor of "Mada"
(Science) magazine. The commit-
tee cited Piness for his "praise-
worthy activities in heightening
public awareness in science and
technology, especially among the
youth in Israel."
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he Christianization Of The Public Schools
L- James E. Woodisdir-
[tor of jM.Dawson Studies
I Church and State at Baylor
\niversity in Waco Tm This
\ticle was excerpted from nu
fores* to the Intergroup
Illations Committee of the
\nti-Defamation League of
The public school has
jng been a battleground in
__ierican church-state re-
gions. These conflicts
ave been primarily the re-
lit of persistent and
..ious efforts aimed at
Christianizing the public
chools and eliminating the
liar character guarant-
by the First Amend-
Religion and education form a
Utinuing dilemma in American
burch-state relations. On the one
jid, the role of religion in the
ublic schools has been ad-
fdicated on the basis that the
jt-supported public schools are
Object to public policy and
Cerefore governed by the
btablishment Clause of the
first Amendment.
ON THE other hand, the use of
ublic funds for religious schools
is been repeatedly ruled as
tolative of the Establishment
ause since such use constitutes
to religion and the en-
nglement of church and state in
[program of education.
| That the U.S. Supreme Court's
ost far-reaching decisions on
hurch and state should have to
i with the public schools is both
stork-ally appropriate and
[idk-ially significant, since the
Ublic schools' role is crucial to a
and secular state and
uralistic society.
I The American public school
pd our tradition of church and
ate represent two distinct
ntributions to the world.
ounded as a secular state, the
nited States was the first
^tion in history constitutionally
> prohibit the establishment of
ligion and to guarantee the free
kercise of religion.
nceived of public schools, free
kd tax-supported. In 1817,
person specifically advocated
at free common schools be non-
srian. By the 1830s, his
ncept began to take root in the
ites. Massachusetts educator
orace Mann influenced the
We legislatures to pass laws"
ohibiting sectarian practice,
eluding the use of sectarian
itbooks, in tax-supported
[Gradually, their vision for free,
JWic schools, tax-supported
Hnout sectarian control, spread.
cades of the 19th Century,
res of immigrants, par-
^'arly from Ireland and
^them, eastern and south-
ern Europe, greatly increased
multifaith character of
encan society.
[By the late 1870's almost all
*te constitutions expressly
forced religion from the public
lucatwn system and state
PjW widely espoused church-
w separation the public
[DESPITE THIS, phenomenal
m church membership in
first half of this century,
3an|ed by renewed
^ands for devotional Bible
fmg and school prayers, saw
waning 0f church-state
ratlon m the schools. The
lLue!fd t?me" iw of
f^ous education in the public
Jols began in 1913 in Gary,
jty 1948, all but two states had
F released time programs.
pen the U.S. Supreme Court
N m l%2 against devotional
Pie-reading and prescribed
FVers m the public school,
church membership in the United
States had climbed to more than
63 percent of the total
The view of America as a
Christian state transplanted to
the New World by the Colonists
has persisted even without
establishment and in spite of
constitutional provisions and
Supreme Court decisions ex-
pressly against it. The notion
lives on in the American ethos
aided and abetted by both the
political and religious right.
Constitution have been proposed
since 1962 ranging from
abridging of the First Amend-
ment to insure state sanction and
support of religion to statements
declaring the United States to be
a Christian nation. Congress has
enacted laws to change the
Pledge of Allegiance to include
"under God," to require that "In
God We Trust" appears on all
currency and to declare the
phrase, "In God We Trust," as
the nation's motto.
Since 1962, the extreme
vilification and abuse of the
Supreme Court by right wing
political and religious leaders has
made evident the fact that the
concept of America as a Christian
state is fervently and widely held
by millions of Americans in the
20th Century.
The notion of the Christian
state reinforced with a fusion
of Americanism with Christianity
from the New Religious Right
threatens the secular status of
America and of the public
cation is under frequent and
serious attack by those who
charge that the public schools are
dominated by "secular
humanism." The charge is in-
creasingly being made the basis
of a wholesale indictment of
American public education.
While "secular humanism" is
condemned as incompatible with
the guarantees of the First
Amendment, at the same time
the case is argued for the
viability of parochial schools,
justifying their right to public
The charge of "secular
humanism" is deeply rooted in
the notion that neutrality on
religious questions is identified
with secularism and therefore
destructive of all traditional
religious and moral values.
the term is offered by many as
the explanation for deterioration
in academic achievement and
moral values in the public
schools. The alleged teaching of
"secular humanism" is widely
used as a rationale for parochial
and Christian day schools.
"Secular humanism" remains
largely undefined by those most
prone to employ it. A non-
religious or secular humanism
does not mean, let alone require,
the rejection of Judeo-Christian
religious and moral values.
Unfortunately, the attack on
secular humanism is all too often
a thinly-veiled attack on
academic freedom and integrity.
Much of the myth has been
predicated by those who seek to
make the public schools more
responsive to their own particular
religious values, rather than
remain schools in which a secular
or non-religious approach to the
study of history, science,
government, and literature
prevails. Quite properly, man and
human values should be the focus
of public education, just as God
and religious values are the
natural focus of religious
education in the home, churches,
and synagogues.
AMERICA'S public schools
are necessarily committed to
human values, human achieve-
ments, and human capabilities, in
which the activities, interests,
and historical development of
man are central. That is why
public schools enjoy the support
of public funds, while parochial
schools, committed to a par-
ticular religious world view, are
denied those funds.
In several major decisions, the
Supreme Court has denied the
permissibility of state spon-
sorship of religion in the public
schools. In McCollum v. Board of
Education (1948), the court
declared that "released time,"
that is, setting aside a portion of
ech day for religious education is
unconstitutional even though
attendance in these classes might
be on a purely voluntary basis.
Four years later, the court in
Zorach v. Clausen declared
constitutional the practice of
"dismissed time," essentially the
same program except that it was
maintained off the public school's
In 1962, the court ruled in
Engel v. Vitale that the state-
sponsored prayer program of the
New York State schools was
unconstitutional. The court
declared that government may
not require prayer in the public
schools, even when on a
"voluntary" basis. "It is neither
sacrilegious nor anti-religious,"
the court said, "to say that each
separate government in this
country should stay out of the
business of writing or sanction-
ing off icial prayers ..."
faced with widespread Bible-
reading exercises in the public
schools, the court ruled in
Abington School District v.
Schempp that such practices and
the recitation of the Lord's
Prayer are unconstitutional.
Since then, more than 200
proposals have been introduced
in Congress to overturn the
Supreme Court's decisions.
Recent efforts, led by Sen. Jesse
Helms of North Carolina, have
been directed toward limiting by
purpose, primary effect and
excessive entanglement. The law,
he ruled, was "a religious crusade
coupled with a desire to conceal
this act" and that it was an
"unprecedented intrusion in the
school curriculum ..."
HAVING TO face the
Supreme Court's ruling of un-
constitutionality, religious
fundamentalists adopted a new
tactic in the 1970s: the teaching
of creationism along with
evolution. Such legislation has
been introduced in at least 21
states. Encouraged by the
national swing to the right in the
1980 elections and strongly
supported by the New Religious
Right, local school districts and
state legislatures have been
under considerable pressure to
enforce the teaching of "scientific
These efforts have met with
resistance from some education
agencies and particularly in the
courts. Following the 1975 action
of the Indiana Commission on
Textbook Adoption approving a
creationist biology textbook, a
state court ruled that the
commission's action "both
advanced particular religious
preferences and entangled the
state with religion and therefore
violated both state and federal
The Christianization of the
public schools has become a
major force in American politics.
With an agenda largely or-
chestrated by the New Religious
Right, these efforts are supported
by millions of Americans, both
within and without our com-
munities of faith. As a result, the
public schools have become a
battleground for key political
issues, the resolution of which is
crucial not only to the public
schools and to public policy, but
also to the nation's future as a
free and pluralistic society.
Meanwhile, scapegoating the
)ublic schools has virtually
ecome a national pastime as a
way of explaining many of the
causes of the nation's social ills,
particularly by those most
resistant to demands of a secular
state and to the dynamics of a
pluralistic society.
In a key case, McLean v.
Arkansas Board of Education,
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JWB Commission Wants More Education In JCCs
A final report of the JWB
Commission on Maximizing
Jewish Educational Effective-
ness of Jewish Community
Centers (JCC) defines Jewish
education as "a lifelong process
of acquiring Jewish knowledge,
skills, attitudes and values," and
proposes a series of recommenda-
tions to help centers achieve such
Esther Leah Ritz, JWB presi-
dent, said more than 2,000
Jewish leaders received the
report which she declared "chal-
lenges the Jewish community
center field and JWB" to make
the center "an even more effec-
tive instrument of creative
Jewish continuity." She said she
had asked Lester Pollack of New
York to head a committee on
implementation "to meet this
Morton Mandel, commission
chairman, said the recommenda-
tions were "simple" but that they
had "the impact of a sledge-
hammer, with the potential to
sustain and fortify Jewish com-
munal life." He said the Jewish
community and the Jewish
people faced a crisis and declared
"we are in a war for Jewish
Arthur Rotman, JWB
executive vice president, who was
commission director, said the
Jewish Center was "in the fore-
front" of the battle for Jewish
continuity, for which he said it
was "particularly and uniquely
The commission's definition of
Jewish education asserted that
the goals of such education "are
to help" Jews "develop and rein-
force positive Jewish identity and
participate intelligently in Jewish
In that context, the report
declared, the Jewish community
center has both opportunities and
obligations, including "stimulat
ing people to be more aware ot
and to deepen their sense of
Jewish belonging and responsibi-
lity: motivating and assisting
them in their pursuit of Jewish
Subtitles Can't Help
This Yiddish 'Mama'
Perhaps taking its cue from the
current spate of opera per-
formances using English sub-
titles, a Yiddish play has opened
it New York's Town Hall boast-
ing what it calls "full English
subtitles a first on Broad-
way." At least half of this claim
is disputable, as the translations
projected by slide on double
screens for the production of "Oy
Mama! Am I In Love!" are
neither full nor continuous and
include objectionable terms,
leaving entire portions of
dialogue and song untranslated,
a failure which may be under-
standable when ,coniy>nted by
the inane story-line conjured up :
for this musical.
Based on a book by Moshe
Blum, the plot of "Oy Mama!" is
a wholesale affront on the Jewish
experience of the early 20th
century, when the impossibilities
of continuing any semblance of
safe or normal life in Eastern
Europe forced more than two
million Jews to flee, the majority
arriving at America's shores
under considerable hardship and
facing intense scrutiny at Ellis
Island, including the shame of
some immigrants' not having the
requisite minimum allowance
enabling them to debark or
production of an almost three-
hour musical extravaganza is
almost three hours too long. It is
based on the tale of two families
interconnected in the shtetl, one
of which becomes an amnesiac
once posted to New York and the
good life, which here includes an
exceedingly lengthy Charleston
(dance) wedding and Yiddish-
speaking "greenhorns" bedecked
in ostrich feathers and practicing
tennis while waiting for an errant
The substitute bride, childhood
her turn to
playmate of the
groom, is waiting
leave the song-filled ship with her
mother, outdoing "Yentl's" ora-
torio onboard a ship bound for
the Golden Land. In "Oy
Mama's" repertory, penurious
immigrants sing and dance while
the ship's crew makes announce-
ments over a loudspeaker system
calling for the lucky passengers
whose relatives have come a-
This scenario is rendered more
tasteless by slide projections of
Ellis Island and immigrant
scenes on the Lower East Side,
while nouveau-rich partygoers
who ^have exchanged their
Yiddish names for New York
monikers become melodramatic-
ally concerned with gallstones
and drinking tea at the sweat-
ONCE "HEIMISH" landsmen
become guileless but willing to
try anything in their quest for
upward mobility, arranging shot-
gun "business" marriages,
trumped-up scenes of infidelity
with the American goal of
divorce, and lavish dance and
song numbers to
these proceedings.
A wealth of good talent, in-
cluding many youthful actors, is
wasted, particularly the popular
Mary Soreano, Yankele Alperin
and Eleanor Reissa. Composer
Ed Linderman and Lyricist
Yakov Alper have assembled
some hummable tunes, and
translations, when available,
even include thoughtful rhymes
which might prove popular in
English, but they are set against
such a dissolute backdrop that it
might be a good idea to rewrite
an entirely new play around the
music and send "Oy Mama!"
back to the hardships of Czarist
Russia, to be tried for treason.
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knowledge: and helping give
expression to Jewish beliefs,
practices and values."
Declaring that Jewish Com-
munity Centers are "committed
to working with all systems of
Jewish education and elements
within the community concerned
with enhancing the Jewish
educational enterprise," the
report proposed a number of
recommendations through which
the centers could enhance their
educational potential which
"were tested with community
leaders in local communities and
in Israel."
One was "clarifying the JCC
education mission," urging
Centers "to further clarify" their
Jewish education mission "and
use it as a means for developing
service priorities."
Another dealt with lay leader-
ship commitment and capacity.
It called on centers to "give
priority to the recruitment, selec-
tion and development of qualified
and experienced community
leaders who understand and
support the Center's Jewish
education mission," adding that
the JWB should help centers to
do this.
Another focused on profession-
al staff commitment and compet-
ence, declaring that "the Center
executive and key executive staff
give leadership" to the goal of
setting "the appropriate climate
and develop effective Jewish
programs and services."
The recommendation said that
such Center executives should
give such leadership "to this
effort by setting a personal
example, by hiring Jewishly
committed staff and by con-
tinuously upgrading their Jewish
education level. Center boards
make this possible by the
development of personnel policies
and salary scales designed to
attract, retain and stimulate
quality professionals."
In a recommendation on inter-
agency cooperation and support,
the study declared that centers
"tend to be encouraged or con-
strained in Jewish education
programming by the stance of
the local Federation, synagogue
and Jewish education leader-
ship." Jewish Center leaders
"must interpret the Center's role,
be aware of community history
and be sensitive to the interests
and capabilities of other insti-
In discussing enhancement of
community awareness, the report
asserted that community percep-
tion of the Jewish Center "as a
Jewish educational instrumental-
ity tends to be uneven and
requires the conscious attention
of center boards." In this recom-
mendation, the study asserted
that JWB and JCC leadership
"have a responsibility to in-
terpret commission recommenda-
tions to local, continental and
Israeli organizations."
In its recommendation for
Jewish education program
development, the report said
JWB should help Jewish Centers
to meet their Jewish educational
responsibilities "by providing
information on existing success-
ful programs and by giving
leadership in and to the devel-
opment and dissemination of new
models and prototypes."
The study declared that the
JWB and JCCs, "working with
Jewish education counterparts at
the continental and Ww.i
should develop *
assessment instrument,
means of strengthening ,
that JWB, through Z t
office, should help JewiS1
optimize their use of I
SzSRj Programming
Jewish education resource."
In its recommendation .,
funding, the study heW i!l
"significant Jewish X**
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supporting and
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which is called "a worthy m
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leadership of Federations
JWB -should SjR ,
development of a continent-,
endowment program that
enable centers to fund en,
mental programs and develook
and staff training initiatives."
A consistent theme of
study and its recommendatkJ
was that JWB was willing,
able to help implement
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* y4dolph and Rose Lcvis JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
^^pr^i^T an a9ncy of the South County Jewish Federation
Activities Program Update
Winter 1985 Spring
Tennis Lessons Instructor: David Sheriff
Ages-5-8 yrs.
9-12 yrs.
Mon., Jan. 14
Wed., Jan. 16
4-5 p.m.
4-5 p.m.
$30 member
$40 non-mem.
Karate Instructor: Barry Stephens
Beginners- Mon., Jan. 14
7-11 yrs. (co-ed)
Adv. Beginners-
7-11 yrs. (co-ed)
Mon., Jan. 14
4:45-5:30 p.m. $20 member
$30 non-mem.
8 sessions
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Basketball Instructor: Bill Hance
7-11 yrs.(co-ed) Mon., Jan. 14 4-5p.m.
$20 member
$30 non-mem.
8 sessions
PingPong Instructor: Elmer Levin
8-12 yrs. (co-ed) Mon., Jan. 14 4-5 p.m.
$10 member
$15 non-mem.
8 sessions
Floor Hockey Instructor: Bill Hance
7-11 yrs. (coed) Wed.,Jan 16 4-5p.m.
$20 member
$30 non-mem.
8 sessions
Belly Dancing Instructor: Betty Rohack
7-12 yrs. (co-ed) Tues.,Jan. 15 4-5 p.m.
$35 member
$45 non-mem.
8 sessions
Ballet Instructor: Helen Kaloff Ross
5-6 yrs. (co-ed) Wed., Jan. 16 3:45-4:30 p.m. $20 member
$30 non-mem.
7-11 yrs.
Wed., Jan. 16 4:30-5:30 p.m. $20 member
$30 non-mem.
___________________________________________8 sessions
Folk Singing (Troubadors) Instructor: Elissa Grynspan
9-13 yrs. (co-ed) Wed., Jan. 16 3:45-4:45 p.m. $15 member
$25 non-mem.
10 sessions
Drama Instructor: Andrea Mossovitz
7-11 yrs. (co-ed) Thurs., Jan. 17 3:45-5 p.m.
$15 member
$25 non-mem.
8 sessions
Drama Workshop Instructor: Wendy Gordon
14-I7yrs. Wed.,Jan. 16 7:30-8:30p.m. $20member
$35 non-mem.
8 sessions
Bicycle Club Organizational Meeting, 7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 15
Health Lecture Series
Arthritis and Wed., Jan. 16
Rheumatological Diseases
7:30 p.m.
No cost mem.
$2 non-mem.
Belly Dancing Instructor: Betty Rohack
Seniors Tues., Jan. 15 11:45a.m.- $35member
12:45 p.m. $45 non-mem.
Adults___________Thurs., Jan. 17 6:30-7:30 p.m. 8 sessions
Yoga Instructor: Louise Goldberg
Tues., Jan. 15 7-8:30 p.m. $35 member
$45 non-mem.
_______^________ 6 sessions
Slimnastica Instructor: Nancy Rosen
Tues. & Thurs. 1.9:45-10:45 a.m. $20 member
beginning Jan. 15 II. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $30 non-mem.
16 sessions
PingPong instructor: Elmer Levin
Mon., Jan. 14 7-9 p.m.
$10 member
$15 non-mem.
8 sessions
Organizational Meeting, Tues., Jan. 15
Bicycle Club
Indoor Golf Seminar Instructor: Jerl R. Reid -
Wed., Jan. 16 7:30-9:30 p.m. $30 member
$35 non-mem.
_______^^^ 5 sessions
Coed Volleyball
Mon, Jan. 14
7-9 p.m.
Tennis Lessons
No cost mem.
$3 non-mem.
per session
I. Tues., Jan. 15
II. Thurs., Jan. 17
Wed, Jan. 16
10-11 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
$30 member
$40 non-mem.
8 sessions
Adult Bowling League
'st Organizational Meetina
Start Bowling
ng Don Carter's Lanes
Wed., Jan. 9 8:45 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 16 8:45-11 p.m.
$40 member
$50 non-mem.
8 sessions
pRlME TIMERS -55 +
Nice and Easy Tues. & Thurs. 9-9:45 a.m. $20 member
$30 non-mem.
16 sessions
beginning Jan. 15
Ton,,,c -instructor: Betty Rohack
Tues. & Thurs. 10:45-11 30 a.m. $35 member
beginning Jan. 15 $45 non-mem.
_________________ 16 sessions
Sw,0r Bowling League 1st Organizational Meeting
c-,,., D Don Carter's Lanes Bowling Wed., Jan. 16 3-5 p.m. $40 member
$50 non-mem.
8 sessions
Minting with
Tues., Jan. 15
1:30-3:30 p.m. $15 member
$25 non-mem.
8 sessions
1. Review the program list with your family and decide which activ-
ities you and your family would like to participate in.
2. Since registration begins immediately, complete and mail the
form, or bring it to the Center Registration Office, with the specified
3. Registration must be accompanied by the FULL FEE and NO
telephone registration will be accepted for activities.
4. Registration closes one week prior to starting date, or when the
maximum number of participants for each class is reached.
5. A $2.00 Late Fee will be charged for registering after deadline.
* Members have first priority for class sign up.
All activities are scheduled on a predetermined minimum number
of participants. We regret that should a class not register sufficient
numbers, it will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded.
Your cancelled check will be your receipt for courses you register
for. You will be notified by phone only if the course is cancelled.
There will be no other correspondence regarding your registration.
Because classes are based on a limited enrollment, activity fees
are not refundable upon cancellation by a participant unless the
place can be filled.
MEMBER _______
_NON MEMBER_____________
PARENT'S PERMISSION: My child/children Is/are in good physical condition, and
has/have my permission to participate in this Center program.
PARENTS SIGNATURE ________________
Please apply to my (circle one)
Credit Card Number -
rd Expiration Pata
Amount enclosed
DATE: Wednesday, January 16,1985
EVENT: Health Lecture Series "Arthritis and Rheumatological Diseases" Refreshments will be served Stephen Croft, M.D., Rheumatologist Joseph Forstot, M.D., Rheumatologist Ira Pardo, M.D. Rheumatologist MarkGinsburg, M.D., Rheumatologist
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
COST: Members No Cost; Non-Members $2.00
LOCATION: 336 N.W. Spanish River Boulevard Boca Raton, Florida 33431
CONTACT: David Sheriff at the J.CC. 395-5546
The Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community
Center wishes to acknowledge their contributory
Members and welcome all new members who have
recently joined:
MM Sydney Altman
MM James Baer
MM Oeraon Bernstein
MM Edward Boblck
MM Henry Brenner
Capt. and Mre. Robert Byrnes
DM Larry Chaijne
MM Letter Entln
MM Buddy Hlmber
MM Milton Kretaky
MM Stephen Melcer
D-M Gerald Robtnaon
D-M Robert Flahman
Mrs. Florence Puller
MM Herb Qlmmelatob
D-M Jonathan Greene
M-M Barry Halpertn
MM David Kend
Dra. Ury and Dalla Kalal
MM Shep Kaufman
M-M Gary Lebbln
M-M AbnerL*vine
M-M Robert Mufson
Dr. Ronald Rubin
Mrs. Bernlce Sc hanker man
M-M Eugene Squlrea
M-M David Stein
M-M Norman Stone
Temple Beth El
Mra. BenWetehler
M-M Andrew WhltehUl
M-M Philip Zlnman
M-M Clyde Cappon Mr. Jamea Nobll
Ma. Vlckl Cohen Rabbi and Mrs. Joaeph Pollack
Ma. Sylvia Goldman D-M Stephen Scher
MM Sam Korn M-M Martin Schugar
M-M Harry Kottler Rabbi and Mra. Merle Singer
Ma. Shirley Levin Rabbi and Mra. Bruce Warahal
Ma. Bather MalxUah
M-M Howard Schwartz
Ma. Linda Deutach
Ma. Emily Gould
M-M Barry Noto
M-M Alan Neel
D-M Richard StaUer
M-M William Meyeraon
MM Howard Welaa
M M JayMllman
D-M Ronald Cohan
Mr. Stephen Grob
M-M Robert Caplan
MM Jamea Hewitt
D-M Lawrence Allen
MM Barry Taney
D-M Robert M.Cohen
New Htmbwi (continued)
M-M Monty Fein
D-M Bryan Waaeerman
Ma. Ruth Gordon
M-M Ken Endelaon
Mr. Able Gllrkman
M-M Henry Grace
M-M Alvln Cohen
M-M William Carpel
Mr*. Roaallnd Fisher
MM Jerry Grynspan
M-M Larry Zimmerman
MM Wesley Albers
M-M Michael Miller
M-M Wendy Legum
D-M Marc Taub
MM Henry White hill
Ma. Beatrice Horn
Ms. Linda Hamburger
M-M Robert Schmler
M-M Mike Rleder
Mr. Douglas Cohen
Ms. Beth A ly son Cohen
Ms. Jean Tabor
Ms. Shirley Ball
Ms. Katie Broock
MM Philip Zlnman
Mr. Robert C. Mandell
D-M Daniel Man
MM Philip Wlshna
Mr. Joseph Rubin
Ms. Doris Cantor
D-M Arnold Schoshelm
Ms. Mary Lavin
M-M Harvey Cohen
MM Carl RoaenkranU
M-M Nell Fried
M-M Norman Cohen
D-M David Simon
M-M Oscar Berman
Dr. Lynn Mlgdal
MM Patrick Zerblb
Mr. Michael Frank
Ms. Nancy Slgal
Ms. Freda Acker
D-M David Schwartz fa rb
M-M Arthur Brisker
Ma. Ruth Brlzman
Sunday, Jan. 13 Noon .
For Single* 21-39.
Beach Party, Meet across from
Bostons located in Delray Beach
(A1A south of Atlantic Avenue).
Bring your own food and drinks.
Look for Beth Wolk as Coor-
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.
... For Singles 35-56.
Rap Session "Living
Together va Marriage" (and how
to tell your children) presented
by a therapist from Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
At Ann'8 house directions will
be provided with RSVP by Jan.
10. Refreshments. Members $3.
Non-Members $4.

The JCC will be hosting an
Indoor-Outdoor Golf Seminar to
be taught by golf professional,
Jeri Reid.
Jeri Reid is a vivacious, in-
telligent bundle of energy who
has been teaching her mental-
approach-to-golf seminars all
over the country. In Florida, she
can be seen in her own syndicated
TV series of golf instruction. She
has already expanded her clinics
and seminars into New York,
Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia,
and Canada.
Jeri s many golf programs are
designed to be educational,
memorable and fun. Owing to
flexible formats, she can tailor a
clinic to any desired audience, be
they beginners, middle or low
handicappers. ladies only, men
only, junior golfers or any
combination of the above.
In the Seminar you will learn
how to relax and reduce you
stress level, build self-confidence,
maintain proper concentration as
well as learn strategies and
proper club selection. The
Seminar begins Wednesday
night, Jan. 16 at 7:30 pan. There
will be five indoor sessions and
one session at a driving range.
For more information, call
David Sheriff at the Center (39fc-

e*isu r A Rabbi Comments
Director of Chaplaincy
South County
Jewish Federation
The opening seven verses of
the Book of Exodus tShemothi
compress hundreds of years into
the time it takes to read them.
The first four verses list the
names of Jacob's children. The
fifth reports that a total of 60
direct descendants of Jacob came
with him to Egypt. The following
one states that Joseph, his
brothers and all others of that
generation died. The seventh
verse tells us that -The children
of Israel were fruitful, increased
abundantly. multiplied and
waxed exceedingly mighty, and
the land was filled with them.''
There is a small pause at this
point. Then in the next verse,
there is a momentous announce-
ment, "And there arose a new-
king over Egypt who knew not
Joseph." This verse marks the
early stages of the long enslave-
ment of the Israelites, whose
crimes, it appears, consisted of
their "being everywhere.'' The
Midrash, in fact, comments.
They filled the theatres and
places of amusement."
The Egyptians, however,
exaggerated their hatred, jea-
lousy and fear of the Israelites
who had integrated themselves
into the civic and cultural life of
Egypt. This resulted, as the
sedrah goes on to tell us. in the
continually intensifying cam-
paign to destroy, decimate and
dehumanize the Hebrews.
These events and those that
follow are well known to each of
us and bear continual recounting.
For it is in the retelling that we
learn to understand and appre-
ciate the freedom subsequently
gained by our forefathers.
There is. however, another
lesson to be learned. Picture, if
you will, the children of Jacob
and their families welcomed, be-
cause of Joseph, to settle in
Goshen. At that time they still
worshipped the God of Abraham.
Isaac and Jacob. They were able
to live in peace and to prosper
under the protection of their
brother Joseph who. it is said,
never forsook the ways he had
learned from his father. They all
stuck closely to each other in
comon action against any and all
outside threats.
The situation began to
brighten for them as they in-
creased their possessions and
their wealth. Now they looked
toward the "fleshpots" to be
found in the cosmopolitan cities
of Egypt. There they were caught
up in pleasurable activities. They
socialized and integrated. Many
forgot their religious tradition
and reverted to heathen Semitic
The principles which had ruled
the behavior of the children of
Israel had now been replaced by a
new king, a new guide for living.
Thev forgot that Joseph, who
Rabbi Joseph M. Pollack
had saved from death not only
Egypt but the surrounding
world, had never deviated from
his father's teaching.
This perhaps lends even
greater meaning to the phrase,
"And a new ruler rose who
knew not Joseph." Hedonism
now ruled their hves, not moral-
It is interesting how a people
will band together against an
outside enemy, but cannot recog-
nize and thus will do no battle
against the enemy from within.
Outside walls remain intact,
while inner ones disintegrate.
Thev fail to realize that the
destruction of a culture renders a
people harmless to the enemy and
useless to themselves.
Israel Bonds A Smash
At First Gala Dinner
Israel Bonds of South County
raised more than $560,000 while
honoring Edward and Marianne
Bobick at its first gala dinner
recently. At the same time, the
Florida National Bank an-
nounced a purchase of f 1 million
in Israel Bonds statewide.
"Not bad for a little immigrant
girl." Marianne Bobick said in an
emotional and tearful speech.
"Ed and I are very honored to be
chosen as the honorees of this
first gala." she later said.
"Nothing that is done is done
by one, two, three or four people.
It's a community. This com-
munity in particular exudes
a feeling to us of love, which is
returned, and it leads everyone
to work for Israel." she added.
Edward Bobick called the
evening "tremendous. I think the
outpouring of people here not
so much to honor us but to
show their support for Israel by
the purchase of bonds and the
amount they purchased is really a
Both Marianne and Ed Bobick
are long-time hardworking Jew-
ish activists in South County. Ed
is serving his second term as
Prime Rate Note chair for Israel
Bonds. Marianne, whose family
fled from Vienna during World
War II when she was eight, is in
her second term as president of
South County Jewish Federation.
The gala, first of its kind for
Israel Bonds in South County
which is scarcely more than a
year old, was organized by
Rochelle Levy, chair, and a com-
mittee including Rita Abrams,
Gail Asarch. Marlene Batavia,
Phyllis Braun, Doris Friedman,
Barbara Gimelstob, Dorothy
Halperin. Alma Kleinman, Ellen
Kravetz and Sylvia Marvin.
The Bobicks also received n
Agam Mezuzah from Billy an'
Emily Saster in honor of thei
hard work.
At the gala, Howard Stone, a
Jewish writer and consultant to
Jewish organizations, spoke of
the immense problems facing the
Jewish people and Israel.
"I think you all know that this
is a very dangerous, very difficult
and critical period, not just for
Israel but the whole Jewish
people, "Stone said.
"In the last few years we have
seen anti-Semitism spread
around this globe like an obscene
cancer. We have seen the gates of
the Soviet Union slammed closed
on our brothers and sisters.
"We have seen the moral
imperative of Israel's very
existence shunted aside and
replaced by the economic im-
perative of oil and petro-dollars."
Stone, who first went to Israel
25 years ago, said he cannot
"remember a time when so many
huge economic, social and
military problems have been
converging on us simultaneously
with such compelling urgency.
"It's very clear that we are at a
crossroads in Jewish history.
How we respond today, how we
act in the weeks and months
ahead will determine not whether
or not we survive of course we
will but how, the quality of it.
"Enormous sums are required.
That's what these times demand
of us, "Stone said.
He urged the people attending
the gala to buy more bonds than
they originally intended.
"I beg of you to understand
that a treasure has to pour forth
if we are going to make Israel the
warm and safe and secure place of
our dream and thereby guarantee
that the Jewish people will go on
and on through the centuries."
The Christianization of
the Public Schools
Continued from Page 7
congressional statute the
Supreme Court and all federal
district courts from hearing cases
involving "voluntary prayers in
the public schools and public
buildings." Thusly, the place of
prayer in the public schools
would be determined by the
states and local communities.
the Arkansas "creation-science"
law was struck down in January,
1982, by a U.S. district judge,
who ruled that it violated the
constitutional provision for the
separation of church and state.
The judge found the Arkansas
law failed all three tests of the
Establishment Clause: secular
Proposals passed in the
present Congress provide for the
right of student-led religious
groups to meet in the public
schools before or after regular
school hours on the basis of
"equal access."
During recent months, district
courts in Alabama, New Jersey
and Tennessee have ruled against
legislation providing either for
sanctioned prayer or a moment of
been strongly denounced by both
the political right and the
religious right, more recently
identified as the New Religious
Right, a group primarily linked
with religious fundamentalism
found largely outside of
America's mainline
denominations. Significantly, the
strongest support for the
Supreme Court's decisions has
come from the major religious
denominations of America, both
Christian and Jewish.
The controversy over
"scientific creationism" is still
another example of attempts to
Christianize the public schools.
The crux of the controversy is not
over the teaching of the Genesis
account of creation, which is
clearly permissible and has never
been seriously questioned in the
courts, but rather over the
demands of religious fundamen
talists that creationism be taught
as science and given equal time
with evolution.
Sisterhood will present Miami
Opera artists featuring a Ger-
shwin-Porter Revue, "Fascinatin'
Rhythms" at 8 p.m. on Sunday
evening Jan. 20 at Temple
Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. For reservations call
Anne Katz 499-9828 or Dorothy
Albert 499-5173.
The temple announces its
annual installation of officers and
directors on Sunday, Jan. 13, at
7:30 p.m. Honors will be awarded
to outstanding members of the
congregation. The program is
under the chairmanship of
Murray Blinder. An unusual
collation will be served and all are
Guest Preacher at Service
Dr. Alton Winters, a retired
rabbi now residing in Boca
Raton, will be the guest preacher
at the Sabbath service of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray, Friday, Jan. 11, 8:15
p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12, 10
a.m. Assisting Dr. Winters at the
services will be Barry Silver, son
of Rabbi Samuel Silver. At the
organ Friday night will be Alfred
Friedlieb. a musician who is a
member of Temple Sinai. Rabbi
and Mrs. Silver will be attending
a rabbinical convention that
The Honorable $am
Gejdenson, member of the U s
House of Representatives, when,
he serves on the House Forein,
Affairs Committee, will speak\
the topic, "A Jewish Presence On
Capitol Hill." at the Forum
benes at the temple, 333 S.W
4th Ave., Boca, on Sunday Jan
13. 7:30 p.m. The lecture series
open to the public. Tickets at the
door, $5. For further information
contact the yemple office 391
Brit Milan
On Monday, Dec. 31, 1984 a
true simcha was celebrated at
Congregation Anshei Emuna, the
Orthodox congregation of Delray
Beach. The Brit Milah of Mkhael
Sinclair Sauve, grandson of pre-
sident of the congregation
Eugene Lichtman. was per-
formed. Mr. Lichtman conducted
the Shachrit service before the
Michael was accompanied at
the ceremony by parents William
R. and Rita Sauve. and brother
Arthur. Rita is the daughter of
Eugene Lichtman. Over 100
people attended the Kiddush
which was hosted by Mr. and
Mrs. Lichtman. This was the first
Brit Milah performed at
Congregation Anshei Emuna.
Religious Directory
1401 N.W. 4th Ave.. Boca Raton. Florida 33432. Conservstive.
Phone 392-8566. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at
9:30 a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Evening services Monday through Thursday 5:15 p.m.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101. Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Boca Teeca Country Club
Auditorium, Yamato Road, Boca Raton, every Friday, Sun-
down. Saturday morning 9:30 a.m. Mincha-Maariv. Rabbi Mark
Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach. Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks.
Daily Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sabbath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5
p.m. Phone 499-9229.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Read,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler.
Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Mailing address: 950 Glades Road. Suite 1C, Boca Raton, FL
33432. Phone 392-9982.
Conservative Services at Cartaret Savings and Lean
Association Office, West Atlantic Ave., corner Carter Road,
Delray Beach. Fridays, 8 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat, Saturdays. 9
a.m. and Kiddush. Edward Dorfman, President 498-2141.
Office: 14600 Cumberland Drive, Delray Beach, Florida 33446,
Phone 495-0466.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue. Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform-
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services
at 8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Conservative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a-m. and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-
5557. Joseph M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Naftaly A.
Linkovsky, Cantor. Sabbath Serivcea: Friday at 8 pm-
Saturday at 8:45 a.m. Daily Minyans at 8:46 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Deb-ay Beach, Florida 33446. Reform. Sabbath fc-ve
services, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel bilver,
President Samuel Rothstein, phone 276-6161.

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NEWS From Local I
I Clubs & Org.'s
Profile: American Friends of Tel Aviv
University Boca Raton Chapter
Friday, January 11,1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Egypt Says Mideast Peace Requires
An Immediate Israeli Withdrawal
from All Occupied Territories
Boca Raton Chapter of the
aerican Friends of Tel Aviv
iversity was created in June,
13. James N. Nobil, chapter
ir, and Lauren Azoulai, exec-
director, worked to set up
.'s local branch of the American
iends. which includes members
Bm Pompano to Boynton
jln its first year, the chapter
|ised $800,000 in contributions
kd memberships to support
fademic programs and cons-
uction at Tel Aviv University.
he first annual dinner was held
March 1984 at Boca Pointe
[mntry Club.
I This year, the Boca Raton
hapter has created a Young
padership group for couples and
ngle persons, and a Century
Silage Division has been
fcablished in Boca Raton.
Another exciting project is the
fcw Seminar Associates. This
oup will meet several times a
ar for discussion meetings with
kiting speakers from Israel's
Ld America's academic worlds.
I is a select group of individuals
ho share the conviction that
jher education is the best
eans to improve Israel's quality
life, economic development,
ktional security, and search for
I The local chapter has adopted
i its major fund-raising project
portion of the Oncology
list it ute which is being
tablished at Tel Aviv
niversity. This institute wjll be
Iraejls first and it is^eVffectetf
at it will increase the cure rate
cancer patients at least five
[James H. Nobil, chapter chair,
been invoved in Jewish
imunal life for many years. He
past president of the Akron,
bio, Jewish Community Feder-
an and a past national chair of
United Jewish Appeal Young
kadership Cabinet. Currently he
i trustee of the South County
vish Federation.
[Serving with Nobil on the
lecutive committee of the
pter are Lester Entin, Major
ts Chair; Adolph Levis,
art Schulman, Gary Bern-
>n. Emanuel Seideman and
wence Schacht. In addition
; are 15 members of the
of directors.
he chapter's office is at 2200
federal Highway No. 209,
Raton, Florida 33432.
Phone (305) 392-9186.
Jenachem Begin Chapter will
a meeting on Wednesday,
h*& S noon at Temple
jeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
. An interesting and in-
Wive program is planned.
Jiates. husbands and friends
"nvited to attend,
joca Maariv, Century Village
Chapter will hold their next
*mg on Wednesday. Jan. 16
W pan. in the Administra-
im g .An interesting pro-
1 ""I! be served.
erve your table players for
an Boca Maariv luncheon
fa. March 5. Donation is $9
wcludes buffet, desserts
ft? Medical Organisation.
Mandelberg 482-6947,
^T.llJo0633 **
Aaaodates of Sooth
in 2lfcM their next meet-
W Neat Tree near K-
Atbnuc and Mflitary,
Lester Entin
Boca will see "Pump Boys and
Dinettes," at the Coconut Grove
Playhouse on Wednesday, Jan.
30. The cost for bus and ticket is
$20. Buses will leave from the
southeast corner of the Boca Mall
no later than 10:30 a.m.
Husbands and friends are in-
vited. Get your tickets now by
calling Joan Sanger. 482-8512 or
Sylvia Roberts 499-7603.
Trails Chapter will hold their
annual University Luncheon on
Friday, Jan. 11, 12 noon at the
Holiday Inn, Camino Real,
Delray. The guest speaker will be
Michael W. Kaufman, associate
professor at Brandeis University,
on the topic "Humanism in a
Technological Age." For reserva-
tions or further information,
please call Rhoda Brickman 499-
.i;..- B'NAI B'RITH
Integrity Council will hold
their next meeting on Sunday
morning, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the
Frontier Restaurant, Boynton
All Points Chapter will hold
their next meeting on Tuesday,
Jan. 15, at 12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, W.
James Nobil
Atlantic Ave., Delray. The pro-
gram will feature a book review of
"An Orphan in History," given
by Minna Anish. Refreshments
will be served and the Boutique
shop will be open at noon.
South Palm Beach Region will
hold their Mid-Year Evaluation
Conference, Wednesday. Jan. 16
at the Community Room, Town
Center, Boca at 10 a.m. All mem-
bers of the Region are invited to
participate in the workshops to
discuss and review this year's
theme "ORT is People Our
Education-Our Future." For
further information, please call
Roz 391-2123.
Delray Chapter will sponsor a
one-day bus trip to Naples
Theatre to see "Show Boat" and
enjoy a delicious lunch and tour
of the city. For information,
please call Mildred Spooner 498-
fSO or Florence Wallant 498-
94.'" tOli SfrDOJ ''i.>ij.-. : $M *
Boca Glades Chapter will hold
a study group meeting on
Thursday. Jan. 17 at the home of
Evelyn Savino. The topics to be
discussed will be "My Mother,
Myself" and "Sons and Their
Mothers." For further informa-
tion, please call Evelyn Savino,
Darmstadt City Council To Fund
Building of First Synagogue
BONN IJTA) The city
council of Darmstadt has decided
to provide funds to build the first
synagogue in that Hessian town
since Nazi mobs destroyed the
two old synagogues there during
the infamous Kristallnacht
nearly a half century ago.
It will serve the 120 surviving
Jews in Darmstadt and several
other small Jewish communities
in the southern region of the
State of Hesse. Ruediger Breuer,
a Darmstadt official who ini-
tiated the project, explained,
"We are fed up with paying lip
service to the suffering of the
Jewish community in our town.
It is high time to take action and
we intend to do just that."
Information on Rineral Pro-Arrangements
presented as a community service by Beth
Israel-Rubin A Family Protection Plan Chapel
Topics Include:
Who should prearrange a funeral
Why should you prearrange a funeral
How (an the price l>e guaranteed
How ran you pre-plan a funeral
Can vou change your mind
Wlieh should you preplan a funeral
Refreshments will be served.
t*x>r prizes will be given away.
Grand Prize -19" COLOR TV
The free seminar will be:
Thursday. Jan. 31.1965
7:30 PM at Temple Sinai
2475 w. Atlantic Ave.
(V2 mile west of 1-95)
Delray Beach. FL
For more Information call 498-5700
(JTA) Egypt maintains
that a solution to the Arab-
Israeli conflict requires an
immediate Israeli with-
drawal from all occupied
territories and says that it
supports "in particular"
the need to include the
Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization in any solution
to the conflict.
Addressing the General
Assembly debate on "The
Situation in the Middle East."
the Egyptian ambassador.
Ahmed Tawfik Khalil, said that a
solution in the Middle East
should be based on the right of all
states to exist in peace within
their internationally-recognized
boundaries and the return of all
occupied Arab territories, in-
cluding Jerusalem and the Golan
"Let us make room in the
Middle East for the Palestinian
people," he declared, "so thai
they too can establish their own
state and join the community of
Claiming that the Palestinian
problem is the core and cause of
the Middle East conflict, the
Egyptian diplomat said,
however, that there is a
unanimity of view in the world
that the conflict should be
resolved by a peaceful means. He
said that Egypt has "blazed a
trail for peace" in the Middle
East and vowed that it would
continue to work toward peace.
He was referring to the peace
treaty with Israel signed in 1979.
In the course of the Middle
East debate, the Soviet Union
blamed Israel and the United
States for the lack of peace in the
region. Ambassdor Oleg
Troyanovski said Israeli
aggression is to blame for the fact
that the Middle East conflict has
not yet been settled. He said the
U.S. shared equal responsibility
for the situation because it
provided the military and
economic aid that enabled Israel
to pursue this "adventurous
The Soviet Union, he con-
tinued, was ready to cooperate
with all who sought a con-
structive solution to the problem
and the establishment of a just
and lasting peace in the area.
On Nov. 29, the UN observed
the international Day of
Solidarity with the Palestinian
People, established by resolution
of the General Assembly in 1977.
The observance marked the 37th
anniversary of the UN decision to
partition Palestine into Jewish
and Arab states.
Community Calendar
Temple Sinai Sisterhood Board meeting, 9:30 a.m. Temple
Emeth Sisterhood meeting, 12 noon Hadassah Associates
meeting, 9 a.m. Brandeis Women Boca Board meeting, 9 a.m.
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Women's American ORT Boca Delray Board meeting, 8 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Delray Lodge No. 2965 meeting, 7:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge Board meeting, 9:30 a.m. Women's
American ORT All Points meeting, 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Region Board meeting, 10 a.m.
Hadassah Boca Maariv meeting, 12:30 p.m. Temple Beth El
Distinguished Artist Series, 8:15 p.m. Hadassah Menachem
Begin meeting, 12 noon Hadassah Shira meeting, 12:30 p.m.
Hadassah Ben Gurion meeting, 1 p.m. Pioner Women Kinneret
Board meeting, 12 noon Temple Beth El Sisterhood Ask the
Rabbi, 11 a.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood meeting, 12:30 p.m.
National Council Jewish Women Boca Delray Branch meeting,
9:30 a.m. B'nai Torah Sisterhood Sabbath, 8:15 p.m.


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