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Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach
Boca Raton, Florida Friday, November 30,1984
I Fno Shochml
Price 35 Cents
Professor Maps Plan For Israel Economy
An Israeli scientist who served
l member of the Knesset (Likud-
knit) for seven years has a
eprint for solving that
ntry's economic woes.
Joseph Rom, professor
nd former dean) of Aero-
^utical Engineering at the
chnion Israel Institute of
chnolopy recently outlined his
to a group of guests at a
cktail party given for him and
s. Rom by Charles and Ursule
tin of Boca Raton.
Prof. Rom, who said he declin-
I to run in the last Knesset elec-
ons, bases his plan on a drastic
duction of government involve-
ent in the economy. The infla-
on in Israel, he pointed out, is
chiefly by the government,
Lit not so much by individuals.
ere has been practically no
flat inn in dollars, to which most
onomic activity is linked, and
and salaries are generally
nked to the Cost-of-Living
Cuts in the government
udget. whiie very much needed,
Dr. Rom, cannot solve the
oblem. Nearly three quarters of
fcrael's $32 billion budget are
earmarked tor defense and debt
service, which can hardly be
touched. The new unity govern-
ment has already decided to cut
tl billion from the rest, which is
chiefly the money for social
services, education, housing and
immigrant absorption, and it is
doubtful cuts can go much
further in that direction.
On the other hand, by all
accounts, the public in Israel has
large sums of money at its
disposal, which needs to be ab-
sorbed; and large sums must be
found from investors abroad. The
government, therefore, must
divest itself of the numerous
corporations which it owns or
controls, including such enter-
prises as the Dead Sea Works,
the Israel Shipyards (of which,
ironically, Dr. Rom was recently
named board chairman), the
Israel Electric Corporation and
the Petrochemical Industries, to
name but a few. Selling off the
stock in these companies, Dr.
Rom asserts, will absorb many
millions of dollars which the
public has shown it is ready to
invest, judging by the activities
of the stock market.
Another way in which the
government must reduce its
involvement is the elimination of
subsidies, to the tune of many
millions, which it pays for the
basic commodities. At present,
the government pays the subsidy
for the product, thus benefiting
rich and poor alike; instead, it
should use the money in direct
assistance to the underprivileged
Next, the government must
encourage growth in productivity
by reducing income taxes on
labor, especially on earnings for
overtime and shift work. Israel's
workers need the incentive, and
plants which have expensive
equipment being utilized at one
third its capacity can use the
greater efficiency. The tax
revenues lost could be made up
by taxing excessive consumption
and luxuries.
Finally, and perhaps most
important, the government must
embark on a program of indus-
trial development in the fields of
high technology, instead of bend-
ing over backwards and
spending money it cannot afford
to keep alive outdated enter -
(Left to right) Dr. Joseph Rom, Ursule Cohn, Yael Rom, Charles
Cahn, at the Cahn home in Boca Raton.
(Maximillian Kaufmannf
Israeli Mayor To
Visit South County
Continued on Page 2-
}L0 State on W. Bank?
Mubarak, Hussein May Join Forces
NEW YORK A report
the American Jewish
ingress on Egyptian-
feraeli relations predicts
bat in the wake of the U.S.
|ections, Egypt and
Drdan will embark on a
purse tiiat is directly
tratrary to that espoused
the late Egyptian Pres-
[ent Anwar Sadat by
punching a major cam-
"Rn to reconvene a
Inited Nations-sponsored
Neva Conference with
ill Soviet participation.
The ultimate purpose of the
bnference, says the report,
*J to press for
"abashment of a
[aiestinian state
the West
Kftlt such a move is part
J ddJwate long-term Egyp-
1 Policy designed to return
JlS*" ,Arab fold at the ex-
its relations with Israel.
E i8. a Geneva conference
r- thesS^J P ? Jeru^n that
faceleij?6 E*yPt-I.r-l
LT"e AJCongreM report
cuaon .eva confnce will
rah L p.lan P"*** at a 1962
which called for the
but did not even imply Arab
recognition of Israel.
THUS, the report declares, a
Geneva conference would turn
out to be a "propaganda cam-
paign" rather than "a genuine ef-
fort to promote peace through
direct negotiations with Israel for
Palestinian autonomy on the
basis of the Camp David ac-
The report, entitled "Egypt
Update: A Periodic Survey of
Egyptian-Israeli Relations No.
1, was prepared by Phil Baum,
associate executive director, and
Raphael Danziger, policy
analyst, of AJ Congress.
The report acknowledges a few
positive developments. It points
out that Egypt has been careful
to adhere to the Egypt-Israel
peace treaty itself by maintaining
diplomatic relations with Israel,
as well as airline, bus, telephone
and postal communications. And
it notes that Egypt voted against
the expulsion of Israel from tne
United Nations General As-
sembly, commended Israel over
its decision to withdraw from
Lebanon and impounded PLO-
bound explosives.
BUT THE report also says
that a number of major develop-
ments in recent months that
could have led to a thaw in
Egyptian-Israeli relations had
President Hosni Mubarak been
inclined to ease tensions were
deliberately ignored by Egypt.
These developments, according
to the report, include the fol-
The resumption of full
diplomatic relations between
Continued on Page 8-
Yitzhak Wald, Mayor of Kfar
Saba, Israel, will arrive in Boca
Raton next week for a week's
visit as guest of the South
County Jewish Federation. Kfar
Saba is the Israeli city twinned
with South County under the
Project Renewal program.
The mayor will be guest
speaker at the "Chai" Event (for
those who pledged gifts of
$18,000 or more), which is part of
the Federation-UJA Campaign's
Major Gifts Events chaired by
Abner Levine. He will also meet
with community leaders to dis-
cuss and brief them on Project
Renewal, and will hold meetings
with individuals and small
groups in order to promote
greater ties especially on the
commercial and industrial level
between members of the com-
munity here and Kfar Saba.
Kfar Saba is a medium-sized
town, which consists of a veteran,
relatively affluent core, and
several neighborhoods of under-
privileged residents, largely post-
1948 immigrants, who lived close
to the border in the days before
the 1967 Six-Day War. Project
Renewal has been of tremendous
help in particular to two of these
neighborhoods named Kaplan
and Josephthal as many South
County residents who have taken
Mayor Yitzhak Wald
part in UJA study missions to
Israel can attest. Since Project
Renewal was launched about six
years ago, the level of students
emerging from the neighbor-
hoods into the town's central
middle school has improved to
the point where for the first time
this year they were able to enter
school without requiring remedial
(See page 7 for a profile on
Mayor Wald)
Greeks Seek Mediation Role
In Search for Mideast Peace
whment of a PLO-led state PMnt Mubarak
The Greek government, ac-
tively seeking a mediator
role in the Middle East, is
playing up its Arab con-
tacts and its improved rela-
tions with Israel.
A Greek agricultural
delegation left for Israel to ex-
change ideas and know-how with
Israeli experts in the field. A day
earner, Prime Minister Andreas
Papandreou returned from his
three-day official visit to Syria
and Jordan, hailing it as one of
the most successful trips of its
kind he has ever made.
want to Israel is the first since
the two countries signed an
agricultural agreement in 1979.
There have been higher level
exchanges since the Socialist
government came to power here
in 1961. But the Greek media,
encouraged by the government,
gave this latest junket extensive
coverage, according to some
observers, more than it
Soruces dose to the Israeli
diplomatic mission here
suggested that the Greeks are
trying to balance the effects of
Papandreou's trip to Syria and
Jordan, countries still technically
in a stage of war with Israel.
"Greece wants to signal us that
the recent improvement of
relations (with Israel) is still on,"
an Israeli source said.

Po- J o
rage 4
l he Jewish Floridian of South County / Friday, November 30,1984
We Must Heed
Plight of Falashas
The plight of the starving masses of
Ethiopia is one of the truly tragic tales on
the international scene. But part of that
tragedy, what is happening to the Falasha
Jews of Ethiopia, is of particular
significance to the world Jewish com-
For a long time now, the Falashas have
sought admittance to Israel, and it has
always been difficult to determine precisely
whether, as spokesmen for the Falashas
say, the Ashkenazic leaders of Israel are
dragging their feet. Or whether Communist
Ethiopia is disinclined to permit massive
numbers of them to leave for Israel because
it would offend so many Arab dynasties. Or
perhaps a combination of these reasons.
In the meantime, the Falashas are in
danger of being destroyed by a genocidal
campaign against their existence in
Ethiopia; although it is generally conceded
that their desire to migrate to Israel is a
longstanding religious compulsion
predating the dangerous onslaught against
Extremism in Toronto
It is against this backdrop that the news
detailing the disruption of the opening of
the Council of Jewish Federations General
Assembly in Toronto last week must be
understood. While massive, disruptive
demonstrations and even outright
terrorism seem to be an increasing
hallmanc of our times, and a frightening
one at that, the Falashas want their plight
understood. Demonstrators came to the
CJF to help delegates understand it.
The roots of the Ethiopian food crisis go
back more than a decade. But in recent
months, the situation has worsened, and
the past few weeks have witnessed an
international response to the famine. The
Jewish community throughout the United
States has joined in the outpouring of help
for the people of Ethiopia.
Then how about for the Falashas
themselves, whose extinction as a people is
a real possibility on two grounds: not only
famine, but also their Judaism, which they
insist upon practicing despite official
Ethiopian policies to the contrary.
To magnify the Falasha dilemma,
demonstrators at the CJF in Toronto
wondered: "How many more Jews must die
before Ethiopian Jews become the number
one priority of the General Assembly?"
Said Simcha Jacobovici, who led the
demonstration at the opening plenary
session, "The world is now watching
Ethiopia starve to death. Thousands of
Jews are among the dying. The Ethiopian
Jewish community is fast becoming ex-
tinct. How much longer can they survive?"
Jews Will Help Jews
As the American Jewish community
joins its fellow-Americans in sending aid to
the starved masses of Ethiopia, Jews must
be especially sensitive to the tragic Falasha
condition. They must remember that the
world does not galvanize so easily to help
Jews. They must understand that, in the
main, only Jews will help Jews.
Their hearts must go out to the Falashas
tance thalTt
with even more fervent assistance
other Ethiopians because for the FalashJ
there is at least a way out. A way out to
""Jewish Floridian
Pits Kahane,
Rabbi Meir Kahane, Knes-
set member and leader of
the extremist Kach Party,
clashed in a dramatic two-
hour, sometimes heated,
debate here with Harvard
Law School Prof. Alan
Dershowitz on a wide range
of topics concerning Israel
and American Jewry before
more than 1,000 persons at
the Hebrew Institute of
Riverdale in the Bronx.
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The debate, moderated by
Rabbi Avraham Weiss, spiritual
leader of the Hebrew Institute,
consisted of a question and
answer format that included time
for rebuttal. Many in the over-
flow crowd had to observe the
proceedings via closed circuit
television. The attendees, who
were searched by synagogue
volunteers before being allowed
to enter the building Nov. 11,
applauded enthusiastically
throughout the debate but re-
mained orderly.
MUCH OF the discussion fo-
cussed on Kahane's proposal to
expel Arabs from Israel and the
West Bank. The Brooklyn-born
founder of the Jewish Defense
League, asserting that "no Arab
wants to live in a Jewish State,"
reminded the audience of the
massacres of Jews in Palestine in
the 1920s and 1930s. He asserted
that Halacha forbids the grant-
ing of Israeli citizenship to non-
Asked why "not one great
Halachic authority" has sup-
ported his proposal, Kahane
replied that many rabbis agree
with him in private "but are
afraid to say so."He termed the
plan a continuation of the "popu-
lation exchange" that began after
1948, when 700,000 Jews were
expelled from Arab countries.
"They weren't compensated,"
he said. He also called for the es-
tablishment of a theocracy in
Israel, asserting that Israel must
"do what is Judaism, not that
which is gentilized Western civil-
DERSHOWITZ, a prominent
defense attorney, rejected the
notion that Israel must choose
between its Jewish character and
democratic values. "Zionism is a
great challenge to keep both," he
said. "Rabbi Kahane seeks a false
dichotomy." Calling himself
neither a total secularist nor a
total disbeliever in a theocratic
state, the civil rights advocate
expressed support for a modified
synagogue-state separation that
takes into account Israel's
Jewish nature.
Dershowitz warned that if
Kahane's plan for the expulsion
of Arabs from Israel is imple-
mented, Jews not fitting the
rabbi's "particular definition" of
Jewishness might also eventually
be expelled. He called for terri-
torial compromise in exchange
for peace along the lines of the
Allon Plan. He urged aliya and
intensified efforts to free Soviet,
Syrian and Ethiopian Jewry as a
means of ensuring a Jewish ma-
jority in Israel.
In an exchange on the recently
uncovered Jewish terrorist
underground on the West Bank,
Dershowitz expressed grave
doubts that the "alleged
terrorists'' would be able to
receive a fair trial in Israel, but
also expressed his "great
respect" for the Israeli judicial
system. "If their acts are proved,
I deplore them," he asserted.
DENOUNCING those who
take the law into their own
hands, he predicted that such
actions would "absolutely gua-
rantee" escalated "holy war"
against the Jews. He called
Jewish terrorism a "denigration
of the Israeli armed forces," and
stated that a "mature state"
must reject the doctrine of collec-
tive responsibility and
guish between the guilty and t
Kahane countered that it
"disgrace" to the Jewish
that the trial will take place at*
He accused the Israeli gove
ment of necessitating the actk
of the alleged Jewish
ground. "If the goverment'
expel the Arabs, that guaranti
the killing of Jews," he i"
Dershowitz forcefully atta
Kahane for advocating viok
referring several times to
death of Iris Cohen, a secretary i
the New York office of impr
Sol Hurok. Cohen died l
bombs placed by the Je
Defense League in a 1972 pr
against a performance b;
Russian orchestra exploded.
vard professor continued,
back the cause of Soviet Je
"because it failed to distir.
between the critical and
frivolous." Citing Kahane]
praise for last month's killingoj
Palestinian on a bus in
Jerusalem, he called such
ments "despicable, anti-J
and racist." The death of
innocent person, Jew or non-J"
is a "traaedv." he said.
Kahane defended the <
al use of violence to p*
Jewish lives and rights, "ft'
terrible thing," he declared^
sometimes it is a terribly
sary thing." Stating that
violence brought the im"
Soviet Jewry to "page one of t
New York Times, he comP
the death of Cohen to the
advertent MBM of Jews by i
Irgun during the King D'
Hotel bombing in pre-stats*
But he asserted that ifb]
came premier of ***.fj x,
Arab would be injured. i
want to kill them; I want to i
them," he reiterated.

U.S., Israel See
Eye-to-Eye On
Lebanon Priorities
Friday, November 30,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 6
By London Chronicle Syndicate
Following the Nov. 6
presidential election, the
U.S. can now be expected
to step up its behind-the-
scenes diplomatic efforts to
help secure an Israeli with-
drawal from southern
Lebanon. For one thing,
Israel is clearly seeking an
intensified American
mediatory role aimed at
bringing Israel's troops
home while simultaneously
protecting Israel's northern
U.S. officials fully recognize
the scaled-back Israeli objectives
in Lebanon today as opposed
to those at the start of Operation
Peace for Galilee in June, 1982.
They appreciate the Israeli posi-
tion and genuinely want to help.
PRESIDENT Ronald Reagan,
Secretary of State George Shultz,
Defense Secretary Caspar Wein-
berger and other senior U.S. offi-
cials have repeatedly spoken of
Israel's willingness to leave
Lebanon as quickly as possible
provided that some essential
security arrangements can be
found. The Administration has
welcomed this stance.
According to senior U.S. and
Israeli officials, there is today no
really significant difference
between the U.S. and Israel over
The Americans want to play a
role. Their concern, however, is
that unless the current gap
separating Israeli and Syrian
positions is narrowed in prelimin-
ary soundings, the entire effort
might fail, further embarrassing
the U.S. in the region.
Former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger has cautioned
against having the U.S. demon-
strate any overly-anxious desire
to mediate the Israeli-Syrian
agreement. This, he believes,
would merely embolden the
Syrians to up the ante.
IN THE END, however, there
is likely to be an active American
diplomatic involvement aimed at
achieving a workable arrange-
ment in the Bekaa and elsewhere
in southern Lebanon.
But the last thing the Amer-
icans want to see happen is a
return to the status quo ante
the situation which had existed
along the Israeli-Lebanese border
before the June, 1982, invasion.
They want to be certain that an
Israeli withdrawal from South
Lebanon will result in a genuine
quiet along the border.
The return of terrorist infil-
tration into Israel, Katyusha
rockets and children living in
underground shelters in the
northern Galilee is almost as
unacceptable to officials in
Washington as in Jerusalem. The
Americans recognize that such a
scenario would merely set the
stage for yet another full-scale
war between Israel and Syria,
again threatening a superpower
Eventually, therefore, the U.S.
can be expected to play a very
active mediatory role in separ-
ating Israeli and Syrian forces in
the Bekaa. But the process aimed
at achieving this objective will
take many months and will by no
means be easy.
There are basically two con-
flicting U.S. assessments on
Syrian intentions.
ONE SCHOOL of thought is
convinced that Syrian President
Hafez Assad is by no means un-
happy over Israel's continued
presence in South Lebanon and
the accompanying headaches it
generates for Israel the regular
casualties, the enormous military
expense and the increasingly
embittered feelings of the major-
ity Lebanese Shi'ite under Israeli
control toward Israel. As long as
Israeli troops remain bogged
down in southern Lebanon, the
debate within Israel over the
entire war remains a source of
domestic political contention.
Why not allow Israel to suffer
The other school of thought in
Washington is more inclined to
accept the prevailing notion of
the new National Unity Govern-
ment in Jerusalem a notion
expressed to Reagan, Shultz and
Weinberger by Prime Minister
Shimon Peres during his recent
visit in Washington. This school
argued that Syria has its own
interest in seeing Israeli troops
withdraw from the Bekaa front.
The forward Israeli position,
after all, is less than 30 kilo-
meters from the outskirts of
The Syrian military, these U.S.
officials believe, would very much
like to see the IDF abandon those
strategically-important high-
moreover, also has an interest in
removing the Israeli military
from those early-warning sta-
tions along the Bekaa front.
Continued on Page 11
PRESIDENT ASSAD ... happy with Israel?
Kahane's 'Mandate'
Trucks' To Send Arabs Packing
For the bullies, it had
been a gradual change of
scene a chillingly logical
one from the neighbor-
hoods of New York to the
villages of Israel and the
West Bank territories.
Logical because the name
of their leader was the same
Meir Kahane as was
the tactic, the enlistment of
differences and tensions in
the cause of a violent ex-
Nor was it surprising when, in
July, 1984, Rabbi Meir Kahane of
New York and Jerusalem was
elected to a seat in the Knesset
and immediately trumpeted his
election, with 1.2 percent of the
total vote, as the achievement of
both a status and a mandate.
The mandate, as Meir Kahane
sees it, is to advocate and ac-
complish the mass expulsion of
Arabs some 1.5 million of
them from Israel and its
administered territories, and to
do so by virtually any means
necessary. He has vowed to
"purify" Israel and "make this
country Jewish again." He will
offer the "Arab dogs" money to
leave voluntarily; for those who
refuse the offer, "there will be
Kahane has thrust the extrem-
ism born in a storefront office in
Brooklyn in the late 1960's right
into the middle of an historic
Rabbi's extremism moved
from storefront to Knesset
Justin J. Finger is director of
the Anti-Defamation League's
Civil Rights Division.
moment of moral sensitivity and
political debate in the Jewish
state. He has lived in Israel since
1971 but has visited the U.S.
regularly. Here, his Jewish
Defense League has continued its
campaigns of threats and viol-
ence against its enemies
Soviet representatives, some
blacks, even some Jews who
aren't Jewish enough under the
Kahane definitions.
THE JDL past in the U.S. is a
matter of familiar record.
Vandalizing Soviet offices and
harassing diplomats. Firebomb-
ing cars and buildings. Rock
throwing. Assaulting police.
Abduction. Attempted arms
smuggling (Meir kahane con-
victed). Threatened assassination
and kidnapping.
Terrorists usually assert
narrow purposes, but terrorism
cannot always narrowly circum-
scribe its victims; the one death
clearly attributable to the Jewish
Defense League in the U S. was
that of a Jewish woman. She suc-
cumbed to smoke inhalation after
the JDL bombing of a theatrical
producer's office.
And Jews who diverge from
Continued on Pag* 8-

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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County / Friday, November 30,1984
Federation/UJA Campaign f85 Update
Weinshank to Coordinate Women's & Family Divisions
Gladys Weinshank will serve
in the 1985 Federation-UJA
Campaign as coordinator for the
Family and Women's Divisions.
The appointment was announced
by Larry S. Charme, M.D., who
chairs the Executive Campaign
Coordinating Committee and is
also chair of the Men's Division.
Weinshank, who was general
campaign chair for 1984, has been
a member of the executive board
of South County Jewish Federa-
tion, and held the office ot
secretary. As a member of the
Women's Division cabinet, she
has served as chair for the Ad-
vanced Gifts ($1,000 minimum)
Luncheon, and has been on the
National Council of Jewish
Federations Women's Division
She is a life member of Hadas-
sah and of Brandeis University
Women; serves on the regional
board of Hillel Foundation for
Florida; and chairs the campaign
for Planned Parenthood for
South Palm Beach and Broward.
A graduate of the University of
Illinois. Mrs. Weinshank comes
from Chicago, where she dedi-
cated years to community service
both through the Jewish Federa-
tion and other community organ-
M uriel Harris
Clarice Pressner
Marilyn Sonnabend Marilyn Zinns
Weinshank, With Four Associates,
Head Women's Advanced Gifts
Phyllis Squires, chair of the
Women's Division for the 1985
Campaign, has named Gladys
Weinshank chair of the Ad-
vanced Gifts category. Four
associate chairs will serve with
Mrs. Weinshank: Muriel Harris,
Clarice Pressner, Marilyn
Sonnabend and Marilyn Zinns.
Advanced gifts is the category
for those who pledge $1,000 or
more to the Campaign.
Muriel Harris was Advanced
Gifts co-chair in 1983. She came
to Florida 10 years ago from
Short Hills, N.J., where she
served on the Mayor's Council on
Drug Abuse. Here, she has been
active in the Citizens' Freedom
Foundation, which is a cult-
awareness group.
Clarice Pressner says she has
been a "professional volunteer"
for 30 years. Since dividing her
residence between Del A ire and
White Plains, N.Y., three years
ago, she has become a Lion of
Judah recipient, has worked on
AIPAC and has become active in
B'nai Torah Congregation.
Included in her long list of com-
munity service are Hadassah, in
which she held regional and na-
tional positions; Israel Bonds;
Yeshiva University; United
Synagogue of America; Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry; Jewish
Community Council in West-
cheater, N.Y.; and more. She was
a recipient of awards from
Hadassah and Israel Bonds, took
part in two UJA study missions
to Israel, and was on a study
mission to the Soviet Union three
years ago, to visit with
Marilyn Sonnabend served on
the Advanced Gifts Committee
last year. She and her family
came to Florida eight years ago
from Binghamton, N.Y., where
she was vice president of her
temple's sisterhood and was chair
of the Women's Division in the
Federation. She is active in
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.
Marilyn Zinns, who has three
children in the South County
Jewish Communiyy Day School,
came to Florida from New York
in 1980. She was active in
Women's ORT there, and con-
tinues her ORT activity here. She
is also active in the National
Council of Jewish Women. A
member of B'nai Torah
Congregation, Mrs. Zinns was on
the Pacesetters Committee ($500)
in 1983.
With women of such caliber,
and the exciting programs
planned for tl*. Advanced Gifts
special events, this category is
bound to have the greatest
impact ever on the campaign,
according to Phyllis Squires. The
Advanced Gifts Luncheon will be
held on Friday, January 25, 1985.
Marianne Bobick, president of
the South County Jewish Feder-
ation, pins the Lion of Judah on
Terry Kaufman, Area Events
Chair of the Women's Division
during the October UJA Mission
to Israel.
Terry Kaufman, in turn, pins new
Lions" Phyllis Broun .
and Sylvia Doninger. .
and Sema Gordon
The newly-pinned "Lions" stand together with two veteran bearers of
the pm who took part in the mission (left to right)- MaSnnViEF V
Terry Kaufman, Barbara Goldman, PhyiUs BraTn SS'
****** Sema Gordon and Sylvia'DoniZgTr. ,fiS %%
izations. She served as board
member in the Federation there,
directed the speakers bureau and
leadership training, and helped
organize the Women's Division of
the Combined Jewish Appeal,
which later became the Jewish
United Fund. In addition, she
was president of the Schwab
Rehabilitation Hospital; served
on committees of the United
Way, the Metropolitan Welfare
Council and the Citizens' School
Mrs. Weinshan has also parti-
cipated in several UJA study
missions to Israel, and has
visited there at least nine times.

Gladys Weinshank
Greenberg Returns
As Leisureville Chair
Joseph Greenberg, who proved
a most effective chairman for the
Campaign at Leisureville last
year, has agreed to serve as chair
again this year, according to
Benjamin Bussin, chair of the
Federation-UJA Family
Greenberg, formerly of Natick,
Mass., has been active in Temple
Emeth, in the Rotary Club, the
Elks and the Lions since moving
here in 1979. Before moving to
Florida he had been active in the
UJA and in his temple in Natick,
and served as a selectman there.
In last year's campaign, work-
ing with a handful of volunteers,
Greenberg was responsible for
nearly doubling the pledges over
the previous year. This year he
expects many more volunteers to
step forward as the general
Joseph Greenberg
enthusiasm over this
munity's growth spreads.
Berliner To Chair Young
Professionals and Executives
Arnold D. Berliner, M.D., will
chair the Young Professionals
and Executives Committee for
this year's Campaign. This was
announced last week by Larry S.
Charme, M.D., chair of the Men's
h^meTr\btr\ f th* record-
breaking October UJA Mission
tJ*J*!* th* Lion of
DmL V7 f the Women's
D vision, which is open to women
who haVe made an
fitment of $5,000 or more to
the Federation-UJA Campaign.
The pictures tell the story A
compete picture story of th*
October Mission, chaiZd by Ed
Bobick, wUl appear in the next
*>ue of The Jewish FloridZn.
Arnold Berliner, M.D.
Division and of the Campaign's
Executive Coordinating Com-
Dr. Berliner, a member of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton,
has been active in the Campaign
aa a member of the Estancia
committee, and in the South
County Jewish Federation s
Leadership Development
program. He served as board
member of the Children's Home
Society and of the Hospice ot
Boca Raton.
A graduate of NYU School of
Medicine, Dr. Berliner had
further training at BeUevue Hos-
pital, Stanford University, and at
Cornell University. He has
always felt that "the health of
American Jewry depends on the
viability of Iarael," and ia more
convinced of it than ever alter
having taken part in a UJA
study miaaion last summer, in-
Berliner typifies the growing
commitment shown by a younger
generation of leaders, which
makes the future of the South
County Jewiah Community ao

Friday, November 30,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Sppth CouAty Page 7
Mayor Yitzhak Wald: A Profile
Yitzhak Wald sees Kfar Saba
as a microcosm of Israel. Its
problems are Israel's problems.
And if Kfar Saba can solve its
problems and build a better
future, then so can Israel.
Wald, who with his wife Varda
is visiting South County, not
only knows Kfar Saba intimately,
but he knows Israel, having been
* bom there nine years before the
1948 War of Independence.
"I remember the red berets
paratroopers of the British Army
searching our house," Wald,
now, 45, recalls. The roof of his
house, which was built by his
grandfather, was used by the
Haganah to send light signals to
the surrounding areas. To the
south, Petah Tikvah. To the
north, a kibbutz. To the west,
Ra'anana and Herzliya.
"The British searched every
* room and all the furniture, but
didn't find any weapons or equip-
ment. It was hidden outside
about 20 to 30 meters from the
house," he said.
His father, a carpenter by
trade, was a member of the
Haganah, but Wald adds, "that
was not exceptional at the time."
Wald's father came to Palestine
in the early 1920s from Galicia,
Poland. His mother arrived at
about the same time from Latvia.
They met in Israel, married and
settled for the rest of their lives in
Kfar Saba in 1927. Wald's
younger brother also lives in Kfar
^ Saba.
Wald notes that Kfar Saba
when he was born was just a
small village of 3,000 people,
bordering on two Arab villages.
By 1948, 5,500 people were living
there. Today its population is
approximately 50,000.
He recalls the night when the
United Nations voted to partition
Palestine, thus creating a Jewish
state. "The people here stopped
breathing while waiting for the
| vote results.
"Later, when we got the
results, all the people went
outside. They danced in the
streets, but on the next morning
we started to hear the war."
Kfar Saba bordered next to an
Arab village of the same name, as
well as another Arab village.
"They attacked us and it took a
few days until the Israeli army
conquered the Arab village of
Kfar Saba; but it didn't go to the
other village untU 1967." For 19
years the Project Renewal neigh-
borhoods of Josephthal and
Kaplan were closer to Jordan
than to the center of the city .
During the early years of
statehood, Wald, who had at-
tended school in Kfar Saba,
eventually joined Nahal, a part of
the army in which the soldiers
both men and women serve
part of their time in the army and
the rest working on a kibbutz.
Wald lived in Kibbutz Gevim in
the Negev for five years.
to share building the common
future of the Jewish nation," he
"With the partnership of
South County, we are going to do
it," Wald says emphatically.
And the results are showing
already. The principal of Remez
Elementary School, which serves
the neighborhoods, told Wald
this is the first year that children
entering school for the first time
did not need remedial help to
bring them up to the level of
students from elsewhere in the
Educational programs are not
limited to Project Renewal neigh-
borhoods. Education is a major
priority of Kfar Saba under
Wald's leadership. The city's
educational system has been
noted for its excellence by the
Ministry of Education.
Further. Kfar Saba took the
initiative and built schools for
handicapped children. These
schools now serve students from
the surrounding areas.
Education according to
Wald is the key to building
one nation when there are Jews
from Eastern and Western
countries living side-by-side
"from 70 countries, speaking 70
languages with different
"If you want to build one
nation you can make it only if
you start with education. It will
take more than one generation,
but you have to invest a lot into
education," Wald says.
But it can be done as the
evidence from Josephthal and
Kaplan proves.
"If we could do it in Kfar Saba
and if we can do it with the
support we get from South
County, I do believe we are on the
right road to success," he adds.
Yitzhak Wald
Wald served as a paratrooper.
During the 1973 Yom Kippur
War he was assigned to the
special Navy unit which made the
bridges enabling Israeli troops to
cross the Suez Canal a major
turning point in the war.
After Wald left the kibbutz he
studied political science and
economics at the Tel Aviv branch
of Hebrew University. Later,
Wald earned a master's degree in
business administration. It was
as a student in Tel Aviv that he
met his future wife. They were
married 16 years ago and now
have two sons, Eli, 12, and
Tomer, 10.
Wald had worked for the
Histadrut (Labor Federation)
doing economic and social
research. Later he worked for the
Jewish Agency as an economist.
In 1973, Wald was elected to
the City Council of Kfar Saba.
The city's mayor in 1979 asked
him to become a full-time deputy
mayor. He assumed the mayor's
position in May, 1982, when the
City Council elected him to fill
the vacancy created when the
incumbent mayor died.
In October, 1983, Wald did
better politically than his own
Labor Party in the local elections.
He received 74 percent of the
mayoral vote, while the Labor
Party received 66 percent of the
votes cast for the City Council.
Out of the 15 City Council seats,
10 belong to Labor, two are from
the religious parties, two are from
Herat (part of the Likud faction)
and one is from the Liberal Party
(also part of Likud).
"I was educated to see Israel
as a central place for Jews all
over the world. We have to build
a country which would have a
base where every year Jews could
come to widen it and strengthen
it," Wald explains about his
"Since the early days," Wald
says, "look at what was
established. The people of Israel
Former Prisoner of Conscience
Severely Beaten by KGB
NEW YORK (JTA) Former Prisoner of
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ine 45-year-old-mathematician had been interrogated by
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SECRET POLICE AGENTS also tried to break in
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son of Leningrad activist Mikhail Elman, who was himself
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regulations for them to intrude on the circumcision.
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"But we still hope that more
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hope. We have a lot to do in this
country," he says.
Now as mayor of Kafar Saba
Wald sees the job facing Israelis
not just one of building the
country but of building a new
society for all its people.
Wald believes that Kfar Saba
is a little sample of the larger Is-
rael. There are Jews from Iran,
Iraq and other eastern countries
living here, many of whom
arrived during the big of immi-
gration in the 1950s, when Israel
absorbed hundreds of thousands
of Jews.
In Kfar Saba, many of these
Jews from Oriental countries
settled in the Josephthal and
Kaplan neighborhoods. Kfar
Saba also took in Russian immi-
grants during the 1970s when Is-
rael received these Jews.
"We have to make from this
melting pot one nation. This is
really the main challenge facing
Kfar Saba, "Wald adds.
This is the reason Israel looks
for support from Jews abroad,
Wald say8, adding that the Jews
in the Diaspora are part of this
"They really are partners.
They are not foreigners. We have
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ing&b i He j ewisti loridian of South County / Friday, November 30,1984
Kahane Vows Trucks' in Battle SeX SCttUddlS
To Send Israel's Arabs Packing Israelis Yawn They're Not Page One
Continued from Page 5-
Meir Kahane's view of Jewish
obligations have been victims of
his deliberate intimidation at-
tempts. In 1982, for example, the
JDL seized the office of the Na-
tional Jewish Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council and later,
with Meir Kahane at their head,
the main floor of the Israeli
Consulate in New York.
own base to the Jewish State,
Kahane only enlarged the stage
of his extremist operations. He
founded a movement called Kach
("Thus"), and the streets of his
bullying tactics became the road
to politics.
In 1980. he called on the Israeli
government to authorize "a
Jewish terror group" to "throw
bombs and grenades to kill
Arabs." Since settling in Israel,
he has been arrested more than
20 times. He served three months
in prison under preventive deten-
tion in 1981 for threatening viol-
ence against Arab protesters on
the West Bank. Members of his
organizations have been linked to
such actions.
In March. 1984. men identified
as members of both Kach and the
JDL were held on charges of
firing shots into a bus full of
Arab workers, wounding several
passengers. This had followed
similar acts by the Palestine
Liberation Organization. Kahane
identified the men as his fol-
lowers. He stated that such ac-
tions represented the "sanctifica-
tion of God's name."
ON THE DAY following the
July election that saw him take a
seat in the Knesset, he marched
through Jerusalem's Old City
with 200 followers shouting
"Death to the Arabs!"
Kahane sees the Knesset as a
new forum for his doctrines and
as a mechanism for staying out of
jail, thanks to the immunity held
by the parliament's members,
and thus he uses the advantages
and processes of the very dem-
ocracy he openly decries as anti-
thetical to Judaism. It is one of
the ironies of democracy that its
institutions can be used against
"Even if one is called a fascist
and a terrorist," the JDLKach
leader has been quoted as saying,
"when he arrives at the Knesset,
he turns from that moment into a
fascist and a terrorist with
The danger of Meir Kahane's
status has been widely perceived.
His ideas and aims have been
publicly denounced by prime
ministers Shamir and Begin,
President Herzog and othe Israeli
leaders, and in America by the
leaders of all major Jewish
TO MANY who despise his
philosophy and tactics, Kahane is
nonetheless a reminder of long-
held apprehensions about PLO
terrorists who have all too often
sneaked across the borders to
slay men, women and children,
and about Arab leaders who con-
tinue a 36-year state of war
against their non-Arab neighbor.
He takes his cue from these
apprehensions and finds a
Talmud ic justification for his
terrorism: "If one comes to slay
you," he intones, "slay him
first." Kahane's application of
the principle unfortunately
reads: If he comes to slay your
innocent, slay his innocent first.
With the frustrating persist-
ence of the deep, lingering
problems of the Middle East,
much Israeli political activism,
particularly among youth, is
becoming increasingly polarized.
On the other side of the Kach coin
is the figure of a dove that ad-
vocates understanding and
accommodation with forces that
are willing to grant neither to
product of simplistic solutions,
but Meir Kahane's would find
virtually no support were there
no PLO to kill Israeli civilians
and promise the total liquidation
ot their country.
Israel's right wing "has been
molded by bitter experience, not
political theory," writes Hirsh
Goodman of the Jerusalem Post,
not to justify Meir Kahane but to
underline the fact that many who
voted for him had grown up in an
environment of hatred for Israel
on the part of all Arab leaders
"except Sadat and a few moder-
ate Palestinians, most of whom
have paid with their lives for
their moderation." Goodman
argues that to preserve its own
morality, Israel must demand
that same sort of morality from a
world whose varying degrees of
animosity toward the Jewish
state have helped Kahane to
justify his extremism.
While his most offensive
threats are those aimed at
Israel's Arab population, he is a
creature neither of Jewish policy
nor of the Jewish people; he is the
opposite of the ideals of both. He
is an ironic reflection of the bully
boys of the fascist era, and he is
at least partially a creature of
Arab leaders of their wars,
their terrorism and their hostility
to Jews and Israel.
The final irony may be that
Kahane's eventual defeat in a
democracy he despises will come
as the result of that society's
reaffirming its ideals in the face
of challenges from extremists of
all sides.
London Chronicle Syndicate
turned out to be a totally
unfounded allegation was
made recently that the head
of the traffic licensing office
in a satellite town of Tel
Aviv and a cabinet minister
had engaged in a sex orgy
with two women in a Her-
zlia hotel as a pay-off for
giving the women driving
One can imagine how such a
story would dominate the front
pages of English newspapers. In
Israel, it only made the inside
pages of the afternoon papers.
Even there, it focused on the
bribery, rather than the sex
Haolam Hazeh, the muck-
raking weekly magazine which
combines left-wing political
crusading with digging out
scandals, reported some years
ago that a certain right-wing
politician was a homosexual. This
proved to be a damp squib, and
had not the slightest effect on the
politician's career.
THE EASY-going attitude of
Israelis to sexual peccadilloes is
not new. The late Golda Meir and
David Remez were reputed to
have been 'overs for years, yet
they both attained high office in
the Labor Party and the govern-
ment, and were universally
respected. The late president Zal-
man Shazar was allegedly in love
with Rachel, the poetess from
Degania, yet no breath of scandal
prevented his becoming president
of Israel.
In Ruth Dayan's autobio-
graphy she mentions that she
complained once to the late
David Ben-Gurion about Moshe
Dayan's love affairs, and the
effect that this example might
have on the children.
B-G replied that the ways of
historic figures were often differ-
ent from those of ordinary
citizens. "People important to a
nation are somehow excused from
ordinary human standards," he
Ben-Gurion then made a
curious error, amazing in a man
who justifiably prided himself on
his knowledge of history. Com-
paring Dayan with another one-
eyed hero, Lord Nelson, he said
that Nelson had not been con-
Back at Helm
Ben-Gurion Univ. Opens Doors
After Resignation of Prexy Gazit
Gurion University of the Negev
in Beersheba opened its doors on
Nov. 12 for the start of the
academic year following the
approval by the university's
executive committee of a
balanced budget based on guide-
lines of the Planning and Grants
Committee of the government's
Council for Higher Education.
All universities in Israel, apart
from the Technion in Haifa,
delayed the opening of their
academic year because of budge-
tary problems. But the others
opened afte- week's delay,
leaving only tftf Beersheba insti-
tute still clos'H due to the lack of
funds caused by cutbacks in
government fundings to Israeli
Shlomo Gazit, president of Ben
Gurion University, withdrew his
earlier letter of resignation,
telling the executive committee
that his decision had been
"greatly influenced by the
messages of support from public
figures in Israel and abroad and
from the university's academic
and administrative staff."
Gazit tendered his resignation
on Oct. 31 because of what he
described as the "complete lack
of understanding of the needs for
higher education in Israel in
general, and of the Ben Gurion
University in particular."
demned because of his affair with
Lady Hamilton, despite the strict
conventions of Victorian society.
But Nelson was killed at Trafal-
gar in 1805, 14 years before
Queen Victoria was born, so her
puritanical society was as yet un-
known when Nelson was frolick-
ing around with the lovely
BEN-GURION also referred
Mrs. Dayan to the example of
another hero, King David, whose
treatment of Uriah the Hittite, so
as to get his hands on Bathsheba,
got him a rap over the knuckles
from on high, but did not prevent
him from becoming Israel's most
popular figure of all time.
The clue to Israeli tolerance to-
wards the free and easy sexual
attitudes among the prominent
mav lie in B-G's reference to the
Old Testament. Although
adultery is condemned in it, sex
is not. The concept that sex is
sinful or disgusting is an in-
vention of Christian dogma; it is
not part of Jewish thought or
Israeli society is composed of
so many different ethnic groups
that it is dangerous to generalize
about the extent of the tolerance
of extramarital sex. Never-
theless, many young people,
unhappily married people who
have found new partners, and old
people who live together without
marrying for tax or pension
reasons, set up home together
without any objection from
anybody. The law protects the
"reputed wife."
Mubarak, Hussein Will
Press for PLO State
Continued from Page 1
Egypt and the Soviet Union
which elevated Egypt's regional
standing among Arab countries
and placed it in a better position
to soften its policy toward Israel.
The formation of a national
unity government in Israel
headed by Labor whose positions
on Lebanon and the West Bank
were "far more palatable" to
Egypt than the predecessor
Likud government.
The restoration of diplomatic
ties between Egypt and Jordan
which represented a major break-
through in Egypt's quest for
Arab legitimacy and proved that
Egypt could return to the Arab
fold without abrogating its peace
treaty with Israel.
The AJCongress report noted
that despite these favorable
developments, Egypt's policy
toward Israel has not changed
and that "the Egyptians still
refuse to return their ambassador
to Tel Aviv."
continuing "cold peace" between
Egypt and Israel cited in the
report include: Egypt's failure to
inform Israel of Red Sea mines;
the Mubarak government's
severe curtailment of trade with
Israel and adherence to some
provisions of the Arab boycott
against Israel, in violation of
stipulations in the peace treaty;
restrictions on Egyptian tourism
to Israel; insistence on purchas-
ing Israeli-mined bromide, a
chemical, at premium prices
through other sources instead of
directly from Israel; a failure to
halt anti-Semitic articles in the
Egyptian press; the construction
of major fortifications in the
Sinai; and a "relentless military
buildup" of Egyptian armed
The AJCongress report says
such activities suggest that
Egypt's "cooling off" of relations
with Israel and the erosion of the
Camp David accords were "com-
ponents of a deliberate, long-term
policy designed to return Egypt
to the Arab fold" rather than
outraged reactions to Israeli poli-
cies, as claimed by Egypt.
The report said it was "im-
probable that the Egyptians will
go as far as formally renouncing
the peace treaty." But it held
that no matter how conciliatory
Israeli policies may be, Egypt is
likely to continue its policy of
deliberately eroding relations
with Israel "until its objective of
full reintegration in the Arab
world is attained." AJCongress
had originally predicted such an
Egyptian policy in a memo-
randum released last spring. The
developments of the last five
months appear to have borne out
that prognosis, the latest report
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Friday, November 30,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9

Adolph & Rose Levis
an agency of the South County
' Jewish Federation
336 N.W. Spanish River Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(305) 395-5546
Cub Scouts of America
DATE: Tuesday, December 4th
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Adolph & Rose Levis
Jewish Community Center
COST: Future Cub Scout FREE
Parents $2.00 each
REMEMBER each boy must bring a Parent
|E: Wednesday, December 12,1984
IT: Health Lecture Series "Marital Harmony
After Sixty." Featured speakers will be:
John Schosheim, M.D., Psychiatrist;
Sheila Furr-Cohen, Ph.D., Psychologist;
Spencer Gellert, L.C.S.W., Executive Director,
Jewish Family and Children's Services.
Refreshments will be served.
|E: 7:30 p.m.
|T: Members No Cost
Non-members $2.00
[ATION: 336 NW Spanish River Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
[TACT: Marianne Lesser at the JCC 395-5546
le Timers (55+) Latke Party
join the fun and celebrate Chanukah with the
i Timers! A latke dinner combined with a "Fun with
sh" potpourri presented by Ann Fleischman. Bring
^ppetite and your Menorah!
TE: Sunday, December 16
IE: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
T: $4.00 Members; $6.00 Non-Members.
Levis JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.,
Boca Raton 33431
Prime Timers Latke Party
' Phone I.
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Erin Miller smiles as she
watches a puppet show
at the "Mommy And
Me" class held at the
Adolph and Rose Levis
Jan. 3rd
Jan. 4th
(put a little summer in your child's life)
Who: For children preschool ages 3 through 6th grade
When: Monday, Wed., Thurs., Fri., Monday Wed,
Dec. 24th Dec. 26th Dec. 27th Dec. 28th Dec. 31st Jan. 2nd
Where: At the Center 336 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton
CAMP IS OPEN FROM 9:30-4:00 p.m. Pre and post camp care will be available from
8:00-9:30 a.m. and from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at $1.50 per hour.
Each day will include a daily routine of activities such as sports, arts and crafts,
tennis instruction, cooking, dance, singing and many other special activities and
Highlighting each day will be a special activity, trip or on campus show:
Monday, December 24th BE A STAR (we'll be making our own video movies)
Wednesday, December 26th MACCABIAD (sporting events in the Chanukah spirit)
CARNIVAL (games to play, prizes to win)
Thursday, December 27th
Friday, December 28th
Monday, December 31st
NEW YEARS PARTY (let's bring in the year right)
Wednesday, January 2nd
Thursday, January 3rd
Friday, January 4th
UP, UP AND AWAY DAY (make your own kite, glider. .)
Our staff is mature and sensitive to the particular needs of the children.
2 day package- Member $35 Non-Member $52
3 day package- Member 50 Non-Member 75
4 day package- Member 60 Non-Member 90
8 day package Member 100 Non-Member 150
(10% discount for 2nd or more children from the same family)
This winter vacation at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center will be
sponsoring Computer Day Camp. Children must be registered for either one full week
(4 days) or two full weeks (8) days. The day will consist of 3 hours of computer time,
and after lunch the children will join in with the remainder of Winter Day Camp for an
afternoon of fun at the Center.
In computer class, children will learn simple programming, as well as learning to
create and program their own games. Space is limited to 15 children, so that each
child has use of his or her own Apple E2 Computer.
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Age: 9 14 years
Cost: Per Week Members: $ 90.00
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W*M1S-A UU, J01
Organizations In The News
Hadaseah Ben Gurioo will go
to the Lido Spa. Miami. Dec. 9-
12. The cost is $145 double occu-
pancy which includes transporta-
tion and gratuities. For reserva-
tions call 499-0675 or 499-7646.
Hadaaaah Menachein Begin
will hold their Executive Board
meeting on Wednesday. Dec. 5 at
9:30 a.m. at the American
Savings Bank. W. Atlantic Ave..
Brandeis Women Boca will
hold their paid-up membership
luncheon on Mondav. Dec. 10 at
12 noon at Temple Beth El. 333
SW 4th Ave.. Boca. The program
will be "Money Sense for
Women" addressed by Maurice
Cohen. Trustees of Brandeis Uni-
versity and Joe Cofield. Univer-
sity Representative.
Brandeis Women Delray will
hold a Western Dance Night on
Saturday. Dec 8 at 8 p.m. at the
Boynton Civic Center. 120 NE
2nd Ave.. Boynton Beach The
cost is $5.
Women's American ORT All
Point* will sponsor a bus trip to
the Copacabana m Miami on
Sunday. Dec 16. For further in-
formation, please call Dollv 499-
Women's American ORT San-
dalfoot. Boca have changed their
meeting day to the last Tuesday
of the month at the Sunrise Bank
Community Room m the Lyons
Glades Plaza in Boca. The next
meeting will be Tuesday. Nov. 27
at 1 p.m. All are welcome
The Workmen's Circle Branch
1051 will hold their next meeting
on Wednesday. Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
at Temple S'inai. 2475 W. At-
lantic Ave Delrav. Chanuicah
will be celebrated with a tradi-
tional treat and entertainment
will be provided by "Kings Point
Steppers." with folk dances. For
further information call 498-9091
Temple Emeth Sisterhood will
hold a rummage sale beginning at
8 a.m. until sundown on Sundav.
Dec. 2 at the temple. 5780 W. At-
lantic Ave.. Delray. The next sis-
terhood meeting will be held on
Thursday. Dec. 6 at 12 noon. A
playlet under the direction of
president Mrs. Anne Katz will be
presented Included in the
program will be musical selec-
tions from the choir All are in-
vited Chanukah refreshments
will be served.
B'nai B'rith Women Boca will
hold their Chanukah meeting on
Thursdav. Dec. 6 at 1 p.m at
Temple Beth El. 333 SW 4th
Ave.. Boca. Louise Shure.
Regional ADL Director will be
the guest speaker
B'nai B'rith Shomer Lodge will
hold their next meeting on
Sunday. Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. in the
upper level of the Admurstration
Building. Century Village West.
Dr. John Lowe, noted traveler,
will speak on the advantages of
group travel through Israel. For
further information, please
contact Isidore Levine 482-596-*.
B'nai B'rith Integrity Council
will hold their next meeting on
Sunday morning. Dec. 9. 10 a.m.
at the Frontier Restaurant.
Boynton Beach.
.Albert Geller. the volunteer
cantonal soloist of Temple Sinai,
will be saluted at the Congrega-
tion s Sabbath eve service
Friday. Nov 30. 6:15 p.m. in the
Temple sanctuary. 2475 W At-
lantic Ave. Delray Mr Geller
will help conduct the service and
later will be the guest of honor at
a reception sponsored by Leter
and Fave Berkley.
Community Calendar
December \
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December 4
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.e* .*. t-- Boca -e z, Boo^d mee-ng. 7 30 p.m
' ;_~e" ""*' cor 0R1 'ez c tie:.- Comrm-iee mee- no.
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December 6
Tamp e Ee-- E Brodiorhood zzz-z -ee- -g 8p.m. B'noi B'i -
.;-- 5c:= -ee--g p.i .e* sn War Veterans Sn^ce-
"=sc =cs- -459 -ee- -g. lOo.m Je* s- fto' Veassons Snydo*
Toksor Pott -.. --. -ee--g Z z rr B'nc B'rith Noom.
- -.- -g 9:30 am =-- = Genesj Boara mee--g
9a.m. ~e~z e E-e-- S s-e'-ccx: ee- -g. '2noon
December 9
rCounc -ee'mg. 9 X a m. Temple S-no-
horhood --e--g 9 3C a m Me-ceBe-E B'o-nemCoa
l Z on St Organ,zoiKjn of
..e z. Brest as* ee- -g 9am
National Council of Jewiah
Women Boca-Delray section
kicked off its annual Ship-A-Box
Campaign with a breakfast on
Nov. 2 at the Deer Creek Country
club. This successful breakfast
continued the tradition begun by
NCJW in 1948 to send packages
of educational materials, toys
and clothing to Israel. These
items are used by social workers
and teachers in kindergartens,
schools and institutions for
children with special needs and in
projects of the NCJW Research
Institute. .Ann Rhodes and
Maxine -\rno chaired the event.
B'nai Torah Congregation is
pleased to present Paul and
Rachel Cowan on Sunday. Dec. 9
from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Mr. Cowan
will discuss his book "An Orphan
in History Cowan presents a
timely discussion of modern day-
Jewry. Rachel Cowan will speak
during the second part of the
program about Jews by choice
and the process by which inter-
faith couples or converts can
make connections with the
Jewish community. The public is
welcome. Tickets will be available
in advance or at the door. Admis-
sion is 85 per person Please call
B'nai Torah for more information
at 392-8566.
Pioneer Women Kinneret
Chapter. Palm Greens. Delray
will hold their annual Member-
ship Luncheon at the Marina
Delray on Monday. Dec. 3. All
members who have paid their
dues are invited to this festive
luncheon. For further informa-
tion call Estelle Liebowitz 499-
8870 or Pauline Glassberg 499-
^'248 Make your reservations
now for their annual luncheon
and card party at the Oriental
Express in Lake Worth to be held
on Wednesday. Dec. 12. For
further Information call Edna
Tear 499-9660 or Ester CasseU
Holy Day
Bond Sales
Net $47 Million
Subscriptions for more than 847
million in Israel Bonds from High
Holy Day appeals in 1.100
synagogues this year,
representing a 10 percent in-
crease over 1983 totals, were
reported by Israel Bond
Organization officials.
David Hermeun. national
campaign chairman, and Ira
Miller, synagogue division
chairman, said the results in the
context of Israel's current
economic difficulties, served as
another reaffirmauon by the
North .American Jewish com-
munity of its confidence m
Israel's ability to solve its
current economic problems
They also said the response
was a demonstration by High
Holy Day worshippers of their
partnership with Israel's new-
unity government leading Israeli
Jews to help restore the economy.
Rabbi Leon Kroniah of Miami
Beach, chairman of the Israel
Bond National Rabbinic Cabinet,
cited the B'nai Ami operation
last March which brought 25
Israeli emissaries for meetings
with rabbis and enlisted more
congregations in this vear s Hiidi
Holy Dav effort.
Defense Budget Cut
The Israel Defense Force will re-
trench because of an 880 million
cut in the defense budget. Chief
of Staff Gen. Moshe Levy told
the Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee. He said
about 2.000 permanent employes
of the IDF will be dismissed,
training and reserve duty time
will be reduced and aircraft and
tanks will be operated fewer
Israel Spurns Lebanon's
Demand for Reparations
Israeli and Lebanese mil-
itary teams held their third
round of talks at Nakura
but failed to narrow the gap
between their respective
positions on the withdrawal
of the Israel Defense Force
from south Lebanon and
future security arrange-
ments along Israel's north-
ern border.
"en. Amos Gil boa. head of the
Israeli delegation, told reporters
after the meeting that he had
stressed to the Lebanese that
until suitable security arrange-
ments are made, the IDF will
stay in Lebanon. He also made it
clear that Israel would make no
concessions, such as the release
of prisoners it holds in south
Lebanon, as long as attacks on
the IDF continue.
THE MAJOR difference
between Israel and Lebanon on
security is who will police the
border once the IDF withdraws.
The Lebanese delegation, headed
by Gen. Mohammed Al-Haj.
flatly rejected that role for the
Israel-backed South Lebanon
Army (SLAi and proposed that
the regular Lebanese army take
over in the south.
But a spokesman for Al-Haj
said recently that Lebanon could
not act as Israel's policeman in
the south and is obliged only to
provide security for the Lebanese
population there.
Israel places no trust in the
Lebanese regulars ability to
protect the borders from tM
stacks on Israel and insist
Gen. Antoine Lehad's SLaJ
assigned the job. Israel
want* the United \
Interim Force in Leban*
(UNIFIL) to be enlarged 2
made responsible for securSI
north of the border zone uTI
Awali River sector. The Lebn|
are amenable to that proposal I
ISRAEL WAS astonish*
when the negotiating teams m|
at Nakura last Thursday, to J
hit with a Lebanese demand fj
810 billion in war reparation,!
from Israel. Israel rejected thisI
out of hand and a spokesman for]
the Lebanese delegation sail
later that agreement had been
reached to confine the talks to the
security and military level.
Israel also rejected Lebanese I
demands that it release about
1.000 prisoners from the Ansar
detention camp and that it
reopen communications between I
south Lebanon and the rest of the,
An Israeli military spokesman
said there would be no prisoner
release and no opening of the I
cross points a- long as at tacks on
the IDF continue. A Katvusha
rocket was fired at an IDF posi-
tion near Yodkin village in south
Lebanon only this week. There
were no casualties.
THE Israel-Lebanon talks,
which were months in arranging,
got off to a troubled start. Open
ing under United Nations aus-
pices at UNIFIL headquartersm
Nakura on Nov. 8. they were
suspended by the Beirut govern-
ment two days later to protest
Israel's arrest of four leaders of
Religious Directory
1401 N.W 4th Ave.. Boca Raton. Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566. Rabbi Theodore FeWman. 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: 368-904".
I61?9 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 tor Group Counseling. 22445 Boca Rio Road.
Boca Raton. Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler.
Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 10:15 am.
Mailing address: 950 Glades Road. Suite 1C. Boca Raton PL
33432. Phone 392-9982.
Conservative Services at Carteret Savings and Loan
Association Office. West Atlantic Ave.. corner Carter Road.
Delray Beach Fridays. 8 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat. Saturdays. 9
am and Kiddush. Edward Dorfman, President 498-2141-
Office: 14600 Cumberland Drive. Delray Beach. Florida 33446.
Phone 495-0466.
333 SW. Fourth Avenue. Boca Raton. Florida 33432. Reform
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer. Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx. Cantor Martin Rosen Shabbat Eve Sen ices
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 pjn.. Sunday
8:30 am. and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-
555. Joseph M Pollack. Cantor.
580 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Florida 33445. Conser-
vative Phone: 496-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Naftah/ A.
Linkovaky. Cantor. Sabbath Serivcea: Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 8:45 a.m. Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m- and 5 pm-
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road). Delray Beach. Florida 33445. Reform Sabbath Eve.
services. Friday at 8:16 p.m. Sat.. 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver.
President Samuel Rothstein. phone 276-6161.

Friday, November 30,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
U.S. and Israel
They See Eye-to-Eye on Lebanon Priorities
Continued from Page &
Ithan A. Pelcovits, a former
It* Department official who is
affiliated with the Johns
(ins University School of
Ivanced International Studies
Washington, has pointed out
t jmt-published book on Arab-
aeli peacekeeping that Israeli
ar and other electronic devices
Jebel Baruk, a 6,000-fcot
bintaintop overlooking the
kaa, "can intercept Syrian
nmunications and monitor
.ian military activity." The
rians and the Soviets are well
are of this Israeli capability.
Thus, it seems, there are con-
cting pressures on the
nascus regime. U.S. officials
noted in recent days that
bsident Hafez Assad almost
tainly discussed these con-
lerations at some length with
viet leaders during his visit to
tiscow in mid-October.
There is a general agreement
U.S. specialists in Wash-
on that the Kremlin leader-
ip advised Assad to "cool it"
i Israel.
The Soviet Union, having mas-
resupplied the Syrian
ned forces with better military
uipment over the past two
is in no mood to see the
is risk those advances by
ering into yet another full-
lewish Museum
For Paris
PARIS (JTA) French
liter Marek Halter announced
that an agreement has been
ched between the city of Paris
the Ministry of Culture for
I creation of a Jewish museum
I Paris. Halter, active in intel-
tual circles, said the city and
ministry will share the costs
creating it and operating it.
le told the French daily Le
lotidien that a precise budget
not yet been worked out but
bi the initial costs will
(jbably be over $2 million a
ar. Halter also said that both
ris Mayor Jacques Chirac arid
llture Minister Jack Lang have
iced him to head the museum.
SPOKESMEN for the city of
|ris and the Ministry of Culture
fused to comment on Halter's
nouncement aside from saying
"tit is "somewhat premature."
Jewish community leaders in
ance have asked the govem-
m for years to create a Jewish
useum to assemble some of the
Iceless Jewish artistic and
ptoric heirlooms now scattered
[dozens of museums and collec-
i in France.
Israeli Soldier
P.L ^IV An
en soldier, severely wounded
n nis convoy was ambushed
^arafand in south Lebanon
i'.W a Haifa hospital.
A?^rought to 602 the
7 'fatalities sustained by
J,?61 Defen8e F< &
T^J^ the kvaaion of
Iwurh ft 8econd IDF fctality
K^banon this month and
SiCOntinue to m**.
Zr r* were wounded the
& 3 WM attacked n8"
^ River. The wounds
> the three men were
las slight to moderate.
scale confrontation against
SOVIET military planners
recognize that Israel would deci-
sively win any such contest,
thereby further embarrassing the
state of the art in Soviet military
technology as opposed to that
of the United States.
The Soviets also have some
7,000 technicians and advisers in
Syria who would become endan-
gered by another round of fight-
U.S. officials recognize that
Israel, under this current leader-
ship, is also in no mood to seek
, such a battlefield victory. In the
process, many Israeli soldiers
would be killed, and considerable
quantities of Israeli weaponry
and equipment would be lost.
Meanwhile, one miscalculation
along the Bekaa front could trig-
ger another war. That's why
there seems to be a joint interest
among Washington, Jerusalem,
Damascus and Moscow for
defusing the tense situation,
namely, by finding some security
arrangements and accompanying
"red line" understandings
between Israel and Syria which
would enable Israeli forces to
head home.
There is also a growing convic-
tion in Washington, as in Jeru-
salem, that any such Israeli with-
drawal will require a dramatically
expanded role by the United
Nations Interim Force in Leb-
anon (UNIFIL). Despite Israel's
understandable misgivings over
UNIFIL, there is today a general
recognition that it is about the
best possible peacekeeping unit
which could replace departing Is-
raeli troops from the Bekaa
certainly superior to a separate
non-United Nations multi-
national force involving Amer-
ican troops.
THUS, there has been height-
ened interest in a UNIFIL which
might play a crucial role after an
Israeli retreat. Peres himself
underlined this point repeatedly
in Washington.
Prof. Pelcovits, in his just-
published "Peacekeeping on
Arab-Israeli Fronts Lessons
from the Sinai and Lebanon,"
noted that a UNIFIL role along
the Eastern Front of Lebanon
might eventually come to
simulate the successful United
Nations Disengagement Ob-
server Force (UNDOF) on the
Golan Heights.
In fact, he said, modeling the
UNIFIL presence in the Bekaa
on the UNDOF experience is
about the most promising option
for peacekeeping there right now.
The Golan front between Israel
and Syria has been very quiet
over the years, in part thanks to
Pelcovits, for his part, said
Syria might be willing to go
along. He referred to an interview
last year by Assad in which the
Syrian leader recalled with
nostalgia the 1974 disengage-
ment agreement on the Golan
Heights sponsored by Henry
Kissinger, hinting he would be
open to U.S. proposals for a
parallel arrangement on the
Bekaa line.
PELCOVITS argued that if
the agreement "involved tran-
sferring control of the Jebel
Baruk lookout from the IDF to
international peacekeepers,
Syrian participation could almost
certainly be assured. Indeed, an
arrangement to separate forces
should be easier for Syria to
accept than the 1974 disengage-
ment in the Golan, which im-
posed restrictions on its freedom
of military action on its own
sovereign territory."
The UNDOF model in the
Bekaa, he added, would result in
s buffer zone "under the civilian
control of the government of
Lebanon but policed by an in-
ternational peacekeeping force. It
must be presumed that this force
would operate under the auspices
of and be managed by the United
Nations. No other third-party
peacekeeping force could con-
ceivably take on the assign-
The Bekaa, he added, is not
Sinai, where an American-
sponsored multinational force
has been stationed to observe the
peace treaty arrangements. There
is no peace treaty between Israel
and Syria.
Thus, a combination of circum-
stances would appear to be
setting the stage for an Israeli
withdrawal from the Bekaa and
the simultaneous expansion of
UNIFIL. The central and west-
ern sectors of the Israeli military
occupation in South Lebanon
have different problems. But
everyone in Washington agrees
that those should prove more
manageable than the situation in
the east. If Israel and Syria can
reach an agreement, U.S. officials
said, the rest should fall more
neatly into place.
A Memorable Night
Complete Disruption Marks C JF Opener in Toronto
Nov. 15 was a night that
will long be remembered.
It was an unprecedent-
ed night for a General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations. The
opening plenary session
was to have featured a
major policy statement by
CJF president Martin
Citrin. However, it was
cancelled following a pro-
longed and boisterous
protest from some 40 young
people on behalf of Ethio-
pian Jewry.
The issue of Ethiopian Jewry
was to have been the topic of a
forum following the opening
plenary session late at night,
between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m.,
when five concurrent sessions
were also scheduled. Hut the
issue of Ethiopian Jewry became
the focal point of the night by
virtue of the demonstration.
THE ACTUAL planned ses-
sion, "Ethiopian Jewry: New
Challenges and Responsibilities,"
was almost anti-climactic by
comparison to the demonstra-
tion. Only some 1,000 of the 2,000
Jewish community leaders from
the United States and Canada at
the 63rd General Assembly at-
tended the session on Ethiopian
Jewry in half of the grand ball-
room of the Sheraton Centre
Hotel here after it was divided
evenly by a partition to allow the
other half of the ballroom to be
used for a forum on religion in
Ambassador H. Eugene
Douglas, U.S. coordinator for
refugee affairs, described the
plight of millions of people
around the world suffering from
famine, disease and oppression
and noted that the plight of
Ethiopian Jewry is part of this
global tragedy. Referring to the
earlier demonstration, he
exhorted the audience to "have
more trust" in the efforts under-
taken by the American and Is-
raeli governments to rescue
Ethiopian Jewry.
In an answer to the demon-
strators, who had criticized the
Israeli government for its failure
to remove Jews directly from
Ethiopia while private Jewish
agencies in the U.S. and Canada
were doing so, Douglas cautioned
against private groups trying to
substitute their relief and rescue
work for that of government
-efforts. -
THE REALITY, he said, is
that private groups are not in a
position to match what govern-
ments can do through diplomatic,
financial and behind the scenes
activities in providing the kind of
aid required by mass populations
in famine stricken areas. Private
groups "should butt out of this
field," Douglas said. He noted
that private groups often impede
and make more difficult the work
of governments in helping those
in need.
During the question and
answer period, which followed his
presentation and that of two Is-
raelis and two Ethiopian Jews
who now live in Israel, Simcha
Jacobovici, who led the demon-
stration at the opening plenary
session, was given time to ad-
dress the audience. He recounted
the terrible plight of Ethiopian
"The world is now watching
Ethiopia starve to death," he
said. "Thousands of Jews are
among the dying. The Ethiopian
Jewish community is fast becom-
ing extinct. How much longer can
they survive?"
JACOBOVICI, a student at
Toronto University and the prod-
ucer of an award-winning film on
Ethiopian Jews, said there are
now 12,000 Jewish refugees in
Sudan. Moreover, 8,000
Ethiopian Jews are victims of the
worst continuing drought in
Africa's history. This summer, he
said, 2,000 Jews have already
died and more than 300 are dying
every month. He quoted as his
sources for this information The
New York Times, The Toronto
Star and The Jerusalem Post.
He declared to applause, "How
many more Jews must die before
Ethiopian Jews become the
number one priority at the Gen-
eral Assembly?" He stated that
"it is not unreasonable to ask
that we show particular concern
for Ethiopian Jews who survived
2,000 years and who are now on
the verge of extinction. Everyone
is suffering in Ethiopia and in
"While it is not the responsi-
bility of the American govern-
ment to worry first about
Ethiopian Jews, it is the respon-
sibility of the organized Jewish
community to be first concerned
with Jews in danger, and the
Ethiopian Jews are in danger. If
it is not a number one priority for
us, why should it be a priority for
anyone else?"
while major non-Jewish interna-
tional relief agencies are helping
the general Ethiopian population,
in the last six months 2,000
Ethiopian Jews died in refugee
camps outside of Ethiopia's
borders, 10,000 to 14,000
Ethiopian Jews are suffering in
the overcrowded disease-ridden
refugee camps and 6,000 or more
very old, sick and young Ethio-
pian Jews are still trapped in
The remnant of the Jewish
community of Ethiopia's Gondar
province is also threatened by the
ongoing fighting between
government troops and rebel
forces in two major provinces
neighboring Gondar, Jacobovici
He warned that in several
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