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>NE DREAM ... ONE PEOPLE ... ONE DESTINY
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>luma 8 Number 13
Serving Boca Raton, Delray BMch, and Hlohland Beach, Florida Friday, March 28,1988
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Star Wars
Super Sunday
Breaks All Records
By TINA ROSEN HERSH
Each year for the past
six years, the Super
Sunday telephone cam-
paign of the South
The long and distinguished career of Nobel Laureate Isaac
lashevis Singer was recognized by the University of Central
Florida with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during cam-
-1 ceremonies Mar. 5. Taking part in the conferring of the honor
I UCF President Trevor Colbourn (right) and Dr. Louis M.
Vrefonas, vice president for research. More than 150 Orlando-
\rea guests attended the event and benefit dinner sponsored by
Trends of the Judaic Studies program at the university.
Israeli-Egyptian Talks Expected To
lonclude By The End of The Month
By GIL SEDAN
i JERUSALEM (JTA) The
and Egyptian teams
rtiating over arbitration of the
border dispute and nor-
Jization of relations are ex-
ited to complete their work by
end of the month. The latest
and of talks concluded at
srzliya last Thursday. A new
rid is being held in Cairo this
ek.
kvraham Tamir, director
jntral of the Prime Minister's
who is co-chairman of the
eli delegation, and Nabil Al
oi. head of the Egyptian
ation, agreed that some pro-
i had been made but the main
slems remain unresolved. One
them is the wording of
lidelines that will instruct the
litration panel on Taba and
^position of the panel itself.
Tamir said the negotiations will
be concluded within the next two
weeks, with or without a com-
prehensive agreement. In case
there is no agreement the delega-
tion heads will conclude that no
further progress is possible at the
working level and will refer the
unresolved matters back to the
political echelons of both
countries.
The Israeli delegation informed
the Egyptians last Thursday that
Israel has approved the expansion
of the Coptic college in Jerusalem.
The Copts are members of the an-
cient Monophysite Christian
church in Egypt. Israel also decid-
ed to hand over the long term
dispute between the Egyptian and
Ethiopian churches over the Deir
Sultan monastery in East
Jerusalem to a ministerial
committee.
County Jewish Federa-
tion has exceeded its
achievement of the
previous year. This year,
a record volunteer force
of over 400 raised
$417,432 during the
12-hour phon-a-thon.
Volunteers then con-
tinued to solicit
unanswered phone
numbers through the
rest of last week bring-
ing the total up to a final
$462,782. This surpass-
ed last year's record by
nearly $40,000.
Gloria Massry, chairper-
son of Super Sunday said
that this year's efforts were
also most successful in that
all 50 telephones were man-
ned in two-hour shifts
throughout the day. "More
homes were contacted than
by any other event in South
County history," she said,
"and the number of gifts
nearly doubled, from under
2,000 to nearly 3,800."
Many people contacted on
Super Sunday were curious
about the services provided
by their campaign pledge.
"I just got out of the
hospital and I'm not familiar
with your programs here,"
one part-time resident told a
Super Sunday volunteer.
"Did you have the benefit of
a visit from the South Coun-
ty Chaplaincy program
while you were in the
hospital?" the volunteer
asked. The reply was a $50
pledge ...
South County campaign
monies are divided between
overseas and local needs.
Local programs utilize 40
percent of allocations, and
include, in addition to the
chaplaincy program:
Camp Maccabee an
eight-week Jewish Day
Camp
The Jewish Community
Center -
The Community Rela-
tions Council to formulate
policy and social action for
the community
HillelJewish Student
Union serving over 450
students at local colleges
The Israel Teen
Pilgrimage a seven-week
Israel experience for teens
The Kosher Meals Food
Program a daily meal
served to needy South
County Jews
The Jewish Community
Day School
Jewish Family and
Children's Services for
personal and family
problems
The Jewish Floridian of
South County.
The Academy of Jewish
Studies adult education
for the community
Midrasha Community
High School college
credit courses for 11th and
12th graders
High School in Israel
Approximately 10 percent
of these funds are expended
on campaign costs.
Sixty percent of allocated
funds are divided between
the Jewish Agency, the
Joint Distribution Commit-
tee (JDC), the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society (HIAS)
and the New York Associa-
tion for New Americans
(NYANA).
Youthful callers took the
phones in the closing hours
of the campaign, when other
workers were fatigued from
the long hours of effort.
"The room was filled with a
new energy," said Gloria
Massry, she noted that
$131,000 in pledges was
taken in during those final
hours. "This is a truly
dedicated community."
A few significant dona-
tions to the Super Si
project helped to
campaign expenses
year. Five corporate
sors provided $100 eacl
subsidize the cost of five
telephones. In the future,
Campaign director Harvey
Grossman said, it is hoped
that all phones will be sub-
sidized representing a
savings of at least $5000.
Public relations expenses,
he added, were shared with
other area Federations in
order to limit costs. The en-
tire Super Sunday operation
came in well under the
allocated budgets of both
last year and this year, he
said.
And, coffee drinking
volunteers were ap-
preciative of their bot-
tomless cups provided
through the generosity of
the Off Broadway
Restaurant on St. Andrews
Blvd. in Boca Raton.
(See Page 15)
Bush Urges Jewish Support
For Reagan Aid Bid to Contras
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Vice President George
Bush urged some 200 Or-
thodox Jewish leaders to
support the Administra-
tion s request for Congres-
sional approval of some
$100 million in aid to the
Contra rebel forces fighting
the Sandinista government
in Nicaragua.
Bush asserted that the San-
dinista government is a Marxist-
Leninist regime bent on destroy-
ing religious freedom, and cited
what he termed the "Nazi-like tac-
tics" used by the Sandinistas in
harassing the small Jewish com-
munity in Managua and the
desecration ot tne Managua
synagogue.
BUSH'S remarks to par-
ticipants in a National Leadership
Mission under the aegis of the
Agudath Israel of America was
the second attempt by the Ad-
ministration to rally American
Jewish community support for the
Contra aid program, which is
meeting stiff Congressional
opposition.
President Reagan previously
told a meeting here of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations
that American Jews should sup-
port the Contra aid package. The
President sought to link events in
Central America to American
ability to support Israel when he
declared: "Our supply lines to
Israel and NATO run through the
Caribbean."
Bush, in his remarks, quoted a
Sandinista official as saying, "We
say to our brother Arafat that
Nicaragua is his land and that the
PLO is the cause of the
Sandinistas."
He also referred to threats
made against Jews in the
Hitler started, we will finish," and
asserted that while Nicaragua's
Jewish community is small, its
fate "gives a picture of what is at
stake" in the conflict in the Cen-
tral American region.
BUSH ALSO r.'lf erated the Ad-
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Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Comments
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readers by the South County Rab-
binical Association. If there are
topics you would like our Rabbis to
discuss, please submit them to The
Floridian.
By RABBI
NATHAN ZELIZER
Congregation Beth-Ami, Boca
Raton
Four special portions of the
Torah are read in the synagogue
prior to the Festival of Freedom.
This coming Sabbath we shall
read "that the children of
Israel bring a red heifer,
faultless, wherein is no blemish
and upon which never came a
yoke." (Numbers, XIX:l-2) This
was a strange and mystifying
ritual, which our forefathers had
to perform as part of their
preparation for the Exodus from
Egypt.
Our sages were puzzled by this
sacrifice, but said that this is one
of the commandments in the
Torah one of the rituals which
we must accept on the basis of
Faith.
I would, however point out
three important messages which
we can learn from this special
Sabbath-Parah. The first lesson is
implied in the word T'mimah-
which means, among other things,
faultless, innocent, honest;
qualities that are not too common
in our sophisticated society, when
too many are too clever for their
own good. We often speak words
of friendship we do not mean;
we display smiles of happiness and
welcome we do not reflect in
our inner feelings. We need more
of this quality of T'mimah in our
dealings across the counter and in
our dealings with our fellow men.
The second condition of the
Parah Adoomah is that it be
without a moom without a
blemish; implying that one should
do what is right for its own sake,
not to impress others or to receive
recognition. To be active in the
community, to give charity, and to
reject or neglect mitzvot related
to our personal lives and to G-d is
wrong. In this category also
beglongs the situation where
but they don't buy.'' When they
Our parents and grandparents
did not complain, though they car-
ried a heavier yoke. Even the
"groshen" which they put in the
tzedakah pushke was "heavier"
for them than the amounts we
give today. And they gave for a
"hope" there was no Israel and
they did not have the freedom we
enjoy. They blamed themselves
for not doing enough, for not giv-
ing enough. Today we have too
many DAYEINU Jews -
"enough Jews." We give grudg-
ingly. "The joy of a mitzvah" is
missing. They looked upon
Judaism as indispensible, as a
source of strength and courage,
enabling them to overcome
serious crisis. They heeded our
prayer "The commands of the
Lord are brings joy to the
heart."
As we approach Passover let us
also arm ourselves with these
three prerequisites which will
grant us sufficient spiritual
maturity to take the blessings of
our freedom and enjoy them as
free individuals in peace and in
health. A Kosher Pesach!
Rabbi Nathan Zelizer
because of our philanthropic and
communal activities we act as
"crusaders for the Lord," poin-
ting to other peoples shortcom-
ings and "browbeat" others to fall
in line with what we want them to
do.
The third lesson is expressed in
the condition, that the cow must
be one upon which never came a
yoke. The implication is that,
when we do give, when we do
sacrifice for a cause, for G-d and
for Judaism, we should not com-
plain and constantly remind those
around us "how difficult it. .
how much time and effort I
devote ..." This is especially true
when we hear so often "how
difficult, how expensive, how
much of a burden Judaism is."
Yet these very people who claim
that Judaism is too demanding,
will live up to the requirements of
modern set-ups which are more
exacting tasks and far more tax-
ing on the pocketbook, and on the
heart, than are the demands of
Judaism. Why do we submit to the
tyranny of society, when it makes
demands on us, that we cannot
relax, when it demands of us to
wear certain garments that are so
expensive and uncomfortable. The
matter of funerals, for example:
Often the rabbi is told "to make it
short," not to read too many
Psalms. Yet, fraternal orders
come in, conduct their ceremonies
in a long, monotonous, drawn out
fashion and no one objects or
criticizes. How many direts their
energy to the point of exhaustion
and are too tired to come to shul.
Yes, we give faith "to strange
fires" and give little to "fire from
heaven." It is so much more dif-
ficult to convince people of this
lesson. Someone said: "A
salesman sells people items which
they do not need and buy. A rabbi
sells things that people do need
Chai-Lights
of the
Jewish Community Day School
By ROBIN BRALOW
The second annual Scholarship
Ball, this year, will prove to be
even more successful than last
year's Ball according to Arnold
Rosenthal, chairman of the Day
School Board.
"Last year was our first time
out and the evening emerged as a
gala event. This year we have the
advantage of a wonderful prece-
dent as well as more community
awareness of how essential it is to
support the Day School and
Jewish Education," said
Rosenthal.
The Scholarship Ball will be held
at the Park Place Suite Hotel on
Sunday, April 20, at 7 p.m.
Shirley Enselberg, who founded
the South County Jewish Com-
munity Day School from her living
room, recalled the time when a
Jewish Day School is South Coun-
ty seemed a mere dream. "It's in-
credible when I look at the pro-
gress we have made in so short a
time. We now have 200 students
ranging from three to 13 years
old," she noted.
Principal Burt Lowlicht feels
that the Day School's excellent
reputation stems from the small
student/teacher ratio, the myriad
of special programs (art, music,
computer, science) as well as the
special role that the school fills in
addressing the spiritual and
ethical development of children.
"Religious education combined
with secular studies has become a
viable educational alternative for
many American school children,
both Christian and Jewish.
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well as an American responsibili-
ty, as it supports and nurtures the
South County Jewish Community
Day School," explained Lowlicht.
The Federation has helped the
Day School realize its philosophy
that "every Jewish child who
desires a Jewish education shall
receive it Jewish education is a
right and not a privilege." No
child has been turned away
because of financial considera-
tions, according to the chairman
of the Scholarship Grants Com-
mittee, which determines the
amount of tuition assistance
awarded to applicants. "The de-
mand for tuition assistance re-
mains constant, at about one-
third. The problem arises from the
increase in the student body, for
the number of scholarships need-
ed increases proportionately.
Every year the dollar amount is a
good deal higher than the prior
year.
The Scholarship Ball is the
primary fundraiser for the Day
School tuition-assistance pro-
gram. Scholarships have been set
at $500 each, and entitle a couple
to attend the black-tie gala (there
is no couvert.)
Multiple Scholarship chairman
Michael Taines has added that he
would like to see multiple scholar-
ships from many more people.
"We are a small community but
with a large educational expense
thus it is important that we sup-
port the only Jewish Day School
here to the fullest extent we are
able." Last year Michael Taines,
who was largely responsible for
the creation of the Ball, raised a
large number of scholarships. Said
he: "My children attend the school
and I know first-hand how they
are developing an understanding
and love of Judaism."
If you are interested in atten-
ding the Ball or contributing to
the Scholarship Fund, please
phone Robin Bralow at 392-4779.
Prisoner of Conscience Arrested
NEW YORK (JTA) Soviet
Jewish refusenik Bezalel
Shalolashvili, 22, of Tbilisi, has
become the latest Prisoner of Con-
science, according to the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry. He
was arrested Mar. 14, accused of
"draft evasion," the SSSJ said.
Shalolashvili and his family ap-
plied to emigrate to Israel in
April, 1985 and were refused last
August. No reason for the denial
was given. He had recently writ-
ten to Soviet authorities express-
ing concern about being subjected
to a punitive Soviet Army draft.
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DATELINE: ISRAEL
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Ultra-Orthodox Zionists
By FERN ALLKM
Editor's Note: The ultra-
Orthodox, which consist oj
numerous small and large
HauioHc moss with followers of
specific "rebbes, "are referred to,
in Israel, as "HAREDIM". The
image which is generally conjured
by this word is one of the stone-
throwing fanatics, wearing black
coats and long sidelocks, who per-
mit themselves to violate the Sab-
bath by throwing rocks at cars
driven on the Sabbath .
Nothing could be further than
the truth. There are many groups
of Hassidim, and non-hasstdic or-
thodox Jews, who are and have
been "Zionists," and who would
not dream of throwing rocks on the
Sabbath, but who fit the term
"haredim." Some Hassidic rabbis
haoe been in Israel since before in-
dependence was achieved, and
others came to live there, calling
on their o'lsciplis to follow U
in subset/mnt yean (several
brought large groups with them
and s t a hi i .- h i ,1 entin
neighborhood i o
"developments ').
Miss Allen's story is about one
"Zionist" Hassidic personality,
who stands in stark contrast to
such notorious leaders as the
virulently anti-Zionist Rebbe of
Satmarfrom Brooklyn.
When Rabbi Yissachar Teichtal
began advocating the establish-
ment of a Jewish state, many of
his Hassidic followers in Hungary
thought their leader had simply
gone crazy.
Serious attempts were made to
surpass his book, Em Habanim
S'meha (The Mother of Children
Rejoices), which the haredi (ultra-
orthodox) rabbi wrote during the
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Soviet UN Delegate Attacks Israel
By TAMAR LEVY
GENEVA (JTA) A fierce attack on Israel by a fist-
pounding Soviet delegate who likened Zionism to neo-
Nazism triggered an angry three-way exchange pitting
Israel and the United States against the Soviet Union at a
session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission
here.
"We have never heard such harsh language and such bla-
tant hate at this UN forum," said one Western delegate
referring to Soviet delegate Dimitry Bykov's tirade against
Israel. The verbal warfare erupted in the course of a debate
on measures against totalitarian ideologies and practices.
Representatives of Jewish non-governmental organiza-
tions attending the session said they could not recall when
a Soviet delegate had been so openly anti-Semitic and so
unrestrained in his attacks on the U.S. as well as Israel.
Bykov alleged a spiritual, political and ideological rela-
tionship between fascism and Zionism, and accused Israel
of practices in the Middle East that aped Hitler's laws and
methods. He also charged that Jews helped Hitler to power
and finance his war machine.
The Jewish
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Holocaust, while hiding from the
Nazis in Budapest callers and
attics.
Teichthal's Zionist philosophy
evolved as he watched the
destruction of European Jewry
unfold. Originally, he was com-
mited to the teachings of his men-
tor, the rabbi of Munkacs, who
disapproved of religious involve-
ment in the generally secular
Zionist movement and who believ-
ed that Jews must passively await
the coming of the Messiah.
But when Teichthal was driven
out of his native Czechoslovakia
and escaped to Hungary in an at-
tempt to flee the Nazis, he radical-
ly reversed his philosophy. He
came to the conclusion that
perhaps the Holocaust was fate by
G-d to prod Jews out of their exile.
Dr. Pesach Schindler, who is
translating the Hassidic leader's
work into English, feels that such
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was the case. The book will be
published soon by Bar-Ilan
I'niversity.
"The Holocaust is showing us
something and we aren't listen
ing," Teichthal wrote. "We must
return to lsreal to correct all that
we did while in exile.
"In '/"/"'. 'I'*- .lews invested in
'heir careers instead of in their
own resources. How we are pay-
ing the price." he added.
Teichthal's criticism is clearly
aimed at the religious community.
and he chastises them for cutting
themselves off from the move-
ment to rebuild Israel and for ig-
noring those tzodikim "righteous
ones" ( referring to secular
Zionists) who were settling the
country.
"They will have to explain it to
the High Court in Heaven," he
wrote.
"All of those leaders who
prevented Jews from coming and
participating with the halutzim
(Zionist pioneers) cannot wash
their hands and say 'Our hands
did not spill this blood'," he
continued.
Schindler noted: "Rabbi
Teichthal, who wrote the book
without the use of a library,
demonstrated from talmudic,
Hassidic and post-Hassidic
sources that redemption doesn't
come from supernatural me
alone. There must be activism of
Jews combined with the help of
G-d in order to hasten the coming
of the Messiah. He felt, that the
Hassidic philosophy of sitting
back and not doing anything was a
fatal strategy."
Teichthal viewed the Marxist
.lews who were settling in I-
as people who were truly sanctify-
ing ("r-d's name. He even
sidered them on a higher religious
level than all of the 40Europe
who were still crying about the
Temple in Jerusalem which was
destroyed 2,000 years ago.
He said there are probably
1,500 copies of the book stored
away in Brooklyn by the har.,i,
community. "They are still up
about the book," said Schindler, who
is visiting assistant professor of
Jewish Studies at the Hehrew
University of Jerusalem and director
of the United Synagogues of
America's Jerusalem branch.
Although Schindler has never per-
sonally feared a backlash the English
translation could have, he does ex-
pect that the haredi community will
react strongly. He pointed out that
until now the book has had an au-
dience limited to Hebrew readers,
but once it is available in English, its
impact will be widespread.
"Those of us who survived the
Holocaust have a duty to those who
perished. Kabbi Teichthal deserves a
hearing as much as Anne Frank
did," Schindler said.
Perspective:
Jews From Arab Lands
Despite all the attention given to
the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the
Arab-Israeli conflict is not primarily
about real estate, said Prof. Maurice
Roumani. Instead, "it is based on
religious, political and psychological
beliefs of the Arabs throughout the
ages toward the Jews and
Christians."
These beliefs are rooted in the con-
cept of the dhimmi, said the Libyan-
born Roumani, director of the Center
for Studies in Sephardi Heritage at
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
and visiting professor at George
Washington University. In theory,
dhimmi peoples Jews and Chris-
tians receive "protection" of per-
sonnal and property rights in ex-
change for accepting second-class
status under Islamic rule. Religious
law and the cultural climate it sup-
ports bar the dhimmi from exercis-
ing sovereignty over Muslims or
lands held to belong to Muslims.
This outlook underlies the hatred
Moslem fundamentalists feel toward
the West, according to Roumani. But
since Christians have not carved for
themselves a place in the Middle
East except in Lebanon, where
they are besieged hostility toward
the dhimmi centers on Israel and the
Jews. To Arab Moslem believers, the
Israelis have rebelled against their
ordained subservience. Their success
has inflicted on the Arab nation a
trauma "not equalled since Napoleon
landed in Egypt in 1798. The
reverberations are similar."
"If (the conflict) was about real
estate, the Arabs have 21 states with
the land and resources to settle 200
million more people. In terms of
culture, religion, history and so on,
the Palestinians have an affinity" to
the existing Arab countries,
Roumani pointed out. One, Jordan,
was created from more than 70 per-
cent of Palestine. He said that even
PLO leaders have acknowledged
that Palestinian Arabs "are part of
the Arab nation, one people" but
stress their separateness for political
purposes in their fight against Israel.
If real estate was central to the
dispute "the West Bank would not
be enough ... It's not the real estate
but the attitude. How could the
Arabs in this generation live (as
equals) with people who had been
under them for so many centuries? I
don't know if there has been a
change of heart by Muslims vis-a-vis
the Jews. I am waiting for that refor-
mation Then the Arab-Israeli
conflict will be solved," Roumani
said.
The influence of the dhimmi con-
cept keeps maiority-minority rela-
tions in the Arab Islamic world
troublesome. In the West the effects
of the Reformation, Enlightenment
and political upheaval like the
French Revolution opened the way
toward solving the problem of ma-
jority and minority relations. New
circumstances led the Christians and
Jewish religions to incorporate a
degree of adaptability, Roumani
said.
But Islam "adapted itself to the
time when its expansion stopped in
France in the 8th century .. The
reforms that have been advocated
have been to go back to the roots."
This longing for an idealized past
prevented, among other things,
development of separation of church
and state. So "despite the .. conti-
nuing struggle of intellectuals to look
for answers to the Western (cultural)
onslaught, they are not able to
penetrate to the man in the street."
And Arab intellectuals undermin-
ed their own efforts by trying to ex-
plain reform "in terms of what the
masses know." Roumani said that
even Egypt's Nasser "had different
ideas, and wanted to reform, but saw
that it was impossible with his
masses and sort of gave up."
This "ossification" of the religio-
political culture also helps explain
the crisis of succession in Arab
governments, a constant since the
time of Mohammed. Peaceful,
legitimate transfers of power con-
tinue to be "a fundamental pro-
blem, Roumani stated. Aside from
Ataturk in Turkey early in this cen-
tury, Middle Eastern "governments
and statesmen have not been suffi-
ciently strong to impose reform ..."
ff ^ers like Syria's Assad or Libya's
Gaddafi rule by coercion without
solving these fundamental problems.
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Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page^
When A Jew Needs Other Jews. .
By DR. ROBERT HENKIN
Professor and Section Head
Department of Nuclear Medicine,
Loyola Hospital
Editor'* Note: The article below
was written in Chicago, recently,
by the son of Dr. Hyman Henkin,
former chairman of the Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign in Century
Village at Boca Raton, and this
year'8 honoree there. Dr. Robert
Henkin wrote the article in the
SENTINEL," a veteran Jewish
weekly in Chicago. Hyman Henkin
has kindly supplied his son's arti-
cle to us, as he feels the message in
it applies equally well to a fast-
growing community like South
County. _____
By my standards, I am a young
man. I am only in my early 40s. I
am successful. I am a full pro-
fessor and section head in a major
university hospital. My colleagues
around the country know me, and
I believe respect me. As if proof is
needed, as it often is, I have a long
list of publications and public ap-
pearances. Everything was going
right. Then, three and a half years
ago, when our youngest child was
only 18 months old, my wife
developed leukemia. After a long
hard fight, and a long time during
which our major interest became
my wife's health and our
children's stability, my wife died.
I had prepared the children, but
I could not prepare myself. This
doesn't happen to me, it happens
to "other people." I could handle
the children, my job, the house
and the myriad other details my
wife had been responsible for, but
could I handle me?
The bits and pieces of our
fragmented family appeared
quickly for the traditional Jewish
funeral, held within a day of
death. Just as quickly, they were
gone. Our friends and my col-
leagues, both Jewish and non-
Jewish, filled our home during
shiva. I knew that soon we would
be alone again, and the thought
was not pleasant.
But a miracle occurred. On the
day of the funeral one of my staff,
an observant Jew, asked what I
would do about kaddish. My wife
and I would have been described
as "Conservadox" Jews. I came
from a family that was more Or-
thodox, my wife from a more Con-
servative background. We would
go to temple and were members of
a temple. In fact, the temple had
arranged for and conducted a
beautiful and tasteful funeral.
Mitterrand Faces Tough
Rule from Hostile Gov't.
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) The
ultra-rightwing National
Front Party, whose leader,
Jean Marie Le Pen, has
been denounced as a racist
and an anti-Semite by
Jewish community leaders,
elbowed its way into Parlia-
ment Sunday in national
elections that left the winn-
ing center-right coalition
four votes short of the ma-
jority they need to form a
government.
Le Pen, whose party won 35
seats in the 577-seat National
Assembly and nearly 10 per-
cent of the total vote compared to
one percent in the last elections
promptly declared he would not
support a new center-right
government unless he is part of it.
The possibility looms that he well
may be.
ONLY LAST week a court
sentenced Le Pen to a symbolic
fine after finding him guilty of
racist remarks when he insulted
four Jewish reporters who had
been critical of his party's ac-
tivities. In an interview with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency last
year, Le Pen denied he was anti-
Jewish. He admitted being anti-
Arab and favors expelling im-
migrant guest workers, many of
whom are of North African origin.
The National Front Party won
four seats in Marseilles, a city
plagued by unemployment which
has a large population of guest
workers from North Africa. It
matched the center-right coalition
which also won four seats in
Marseilles. Le Pen himself was
elected in Paris where he polled 11
percent of the vote.
The coalition which beat Presi-
dent Francois Mitterrand's
Socialist Party consists of the neo-
Gaullist Rally for the Republic
(RPR), headed by Paris Mayor
Jacques Chirac, and the liberal
Union for French Democracy
(VDF) whose leader is former
President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing.
TOGETHER with several in-
dependent rightwing deputies,
they polled 22.5 percent of the na-
tional vote which translates
under the system of proportional
representation introduced by Mit-
terrand to 293 seats in the Na-
tional Assembly, four short of a
majority.
The Communist Party, which
won 35 Assembly seats with
slightly less than 10 percent of the
national vote, suffered its worst
defeat since 1924. Political
analysts believe its debacle was
attributable in part to the party's
poor record on human rights.
The Representative Council of
Major French Jewish Organiza-
tions (CRIF) issued a communique
on the eve of the elections calling
on the Jewish community to vote
"according to each and every
one's political and ideological con-
victions." It made only two excep-
tions the National Front and
the Communist Party.
NEVERTHELESS, some Jews
cast votes for the extreme left and
extreme right. The Communist
daily, L'Humanite, published an
appeal last week signed by 200
Jews urging Jews to vote Com-
munist. Several Jews wrote to
local Jewish newspapers pro-
testing the CRIF communique
and stated they would vote for Le
Pen's party.
According to the French Con-
stitution, Mitterrand will serve
out his term which expires in
1988. He will remain in charge of
foreign affairs, though probably in
consultation with the new center-
right Prime Minister he must ap-
point. This is expected to be
Chirac who was Premier in
Giscard's government.
But Mitterrand could appoint a
"dark horse." One name mention-
ed is Simone Veil, former Presi-
dent of the Parliament of Europe,
who is Jewish and a survivor of
Auschwitz.
The Jewish weekly Tribute
Juive was pleased with the elec-
tion results. An editorial in its
next edition states that "strong
parliaments are generally good
for Jews." As an example, the
paper noted that the U.S. Con-
gress is Israel's best friend in
America, even at times when the
Administration is less receptive to
Israel's needs than it is now.
According to 7Vtoun Juive,
nothing could be better for Israel
and the French Jewish community
than a pro-Israel President such
as Mitterrand and a National
Assembly dominated by the
Socialist and center-right parties.
Kaddish ... the thought had been
circulating around in my head
since my wife died. My sons and I
had gone to temple virtually every
day during shiva, kaddish was
easy. What about when I went
back to work?
The minyan is at 7:45 a.m., and
40 minutes from home in the non-
rush hour. At 7:45 a.m. I am
Fighting with my five-year-old to
get him out the door to
kindergarten ... how could I get
to temple. We could go on Shab-
bos, and maybe Sunday, but how
much dragging around could the
kids take. Memories of my youth
turned, and the "Shabbos Jew"
label. "and where are you the
rest of the week?" I wanted to say
kaddish every day I could. Why? I
still don't know, but I do.
Now for the miracle. My col-
league visited during shiva. He
had an idea I might like. Although
we work in a Catholic Medical
Center, there are many Jewish
staff. He thought he could find
enough Jews to run a minyan
every working day. More than
anything else, although I wouldn't
let on, suddenly nothing seemed
more important. I casually said I
would appreciate that, and would
he organize the minyan saying I
would like it. We didn't know who,
if anyone, would come.
On my first day back at work I
found that my non-Jewish
secretary, and my colleague had
been busy. At 1 p.m. nearly 14
people appeared in my office for a
minyan. The early afternoon is the
only time we found we could all
get together. In the succeeding
six weeks, only twice have we
been unable to get the required
10. Each time we missed only by
one.
Jews have come out of the
woodwork. Our group is a United
Nations of Judaism, consisting of
Europeans who came here to
escape religious persecution,
"conservadox" Jews like myself,
Orthodox Jews and Reform Jews.
Some are Jews who cannot read
Hebrew and some are learning to
read late in life. The jobs of these
various people range from high
ranking hospital administrators,
to departmental chairmen, to
staff physicians, to resident physi-
cians and support staff. In the mi-
nyan there is no rank.
Why are these busy people
there? Some of it is a tribute to my
wife, but most did not know her.
Some is out of friendship for me,
but most were only casual ac-
quaintances before. They are
answering the age old call to take
part in the ritual that "links one
generation to another," the
Kaddish.
The group has changed since we
started. In the beginning the em-
phasis was to finish fast so we
could get back to work (like the
shuls of my childhood). My friend
and I are certainly capable of that.
We can daven as fast as any. Now,
we are being asked to slow down.
These people want to pray, not
just fill the room. We are asked to
use some of the melodies that go
with the prayers.
As I noted, I have no family in
this area. I felt alone as I never
had before. Our minyan has filled
the place of family. I see these
people daily and we can talk. We
often talk about nothing. Just like
a family. The only thing we don't
do is fight, yet.
We are developing a closeness
as Jews. This is not meant to say
we are any different in our rela-
tionships with others, but rather
we see ourselves as Jews. We see
and hear about the disappearing
Jewish people. I see Jews coming
out of the woodwork, they just
need to feel needed as Jews and
valued as Jews. This is the
challenge, and that in her own
way, and in a way she never in-
tended, is my wife's contribution
to the future of the Jews in
America.
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Middle East Wrap-Up
Before heading for Tunisia, Egypt and Israel
last week, Assistant Secretary oiState Richard
Murphy gave the Europe and Middle East Sub-
committee of the House Foreign Affairs Commit-
tee a closed-door update on regional
developments. Congressional and other sources
said that Murphy discussed the Iran-Iraq war, the
status of the Arab-Israeli peace process, Egypt in
the wake of the police riots, and the Administra-
tion's proposed $354 million Saudi arms sale.
According to these sources, Murphy repeated
the State Department formulation that the peace
process is in "a period of reflection by all parties"
after the collapse of Jordan's effort to bring the
PLO to the negotiating table.
A PLO attempt to blame Washington for the
failure of the Hussein-Arafat joint effort brought
a two-sentence denial by the Department. Depu-
ty Spokesman Charles Redman told reporters
last week that King Hussein's Feb. 19 speech
makes "clear where responsibility lies for the
state of the peace process ... The PLO leader-
ship has failed to seize the opportunity offered."
Murphy's latest trip to the region was to focus
mainly on bilateral relations, not any new U.S.
push toward negotiations.
His testimony made it plain that Iran's success
in two February offensives on Iraqi territory
troubles the United States. The Administration
feels that Iraq's soldiers lack the motivation to
drive Iranian troops from salients at the mouth of
the Shatt al-Arab waterway on the Persian Gulf
and in Iraqi Kurdistan in the north.
A few days before Murphy's committee ap-
pearance, Iraq's ambassador in Washington,
Nizar Hamdoon, took the unusual step of holding
a joint press conference with the National
Association of Arab Americans. He urged "all
governments, organizations and individuals" to
support a UN Security Council resolution which
calls on both sides to negotiate an end to the war.
Iraq accepts the resolution but Iran refuses, in-
sisting on the ouster and trial of Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein for starting the conflict.
The committee also heard that Iran recently
cautioned Saudi Arabia and Kuwait about conti-
nuing to sell oil on Iraq's behalf and about their
policies of reducing oil prices to maintain their
share of the market during a period of falling
prices. Sources describe Iran as a "price hawk,'
arguing for production cutbacks instead of price
reductions. Oil income supports the war
machines of both Iraq and Iran, and subsidies
from neighboring Arab states are vital to
Baghdad. Murphy was said to have informed the
subcommittee that Tehran had warned Saudi
Arabia and Kuwait that because they support
Iraq it would "deal with them."
(Helping Saudi Arabia defend itself and other
Gulf oil sheikdoms from Iran is one Administra-
tion justification for the Saudi arms sale. Con-
gress was notified of the proposal on Mar. 11.).
Murphy said the Administration believes that
the Egyptian military, headed by Defense
Minister Mohammed Abu Ghazallah, gained
stature by its handling of the rioting led by
thousands of Egypt's conscript security police.
Abu Ghazallah and the army are seen as still loyal
to President Hosni Mubarak.
But Egypt's economic problems are manifold.
Egypt relies on four main sources for income
oil, remittances from Egyptians working abroad,
Suez Canal tolls and tourism. The first three have
dropped as oil prices plunged, and fear of ter-
rorism apparently has slashed tourist income.
The Mubarak government receives $2.3 billion in
U.S. foreign aid, second only to Israel, and now
faces $30 billion in foreign debts. Murphy said
that Washington believes Mubarak will continue
with economic reforms Cairo heavily sub-
sidizes some staple items despite the riots.
(Near East Report)
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South County Solidarity Enhanced by
Magnificent 1986 'Grand Ball
It was a show of solidarity on behalf of the Jewish community at the Grand Ball of
the South County Jewish Federation on Saturday, March 8, with over 500 guests in at-
tendance at the Boca Raton Hotel.
Rabbi Bruce Warshal, executive director of the Federation, said the
affair was recognition of the fact that these people "... are part of the
grand scheme of Jewish philanthropy." He said this coming together
"... reinforces the fact that we are not disparate and isolated Jews living
in a particular geographic area. Rather, we are a united community shar-
ing not only space, but a common vision of what we want our Jewish lives
to reflect.
Part of that vision must necessarily include an understanding of
Jewish roots and the needs of Jews in Israel and around the world.
Thus the community theme of "Into the 21st Century: One Dream,
One People, One Destiny" was woven into the evening's festivities. With
the March and April celebration of Eastern and Oriental Jewry in the
South County, the hotel was decorated to resemble a miniature Jerusalem.
Costumed waiters, belly dancers, jugglers and snake charmers provided
guests with a taste of Jerusalem's Old City and marketplace. Decorator
Bruce Sutka provided the special effects.
The dance floor was crowded throughout the evening with formally at-
tired guests, obviously enjoying the contemporary music of the Marshall
Grant orchestra.
Instead of a featured speaker, guests were treated to Theodore Bikel
in song. His numbers were appropriately offered in several of the 21
languages in which he entertains.
The magnificence, and the wonderful spirit generated at this affair,
will set the tone for continued progress in this community, for building
solidly on the community theme next year and for years to come, cam-
paign officials summed up.
Henry Yusem, chairman of the event, said that participation in the an-
nual affair had increased from 300 last year to over 500 this year with the
inception of a "Grand Ball."
GRAND BALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Shep Kaufman, Syd Altman, Norman Stone, Seymour Rappaport.
RobertRieder, Sam Fox, Gary Bernstein.
Nathan Hoffeld, Eric Deckinger, Ken Endelson, Arnold Berliner, MD.
Robert Mufson, Daniel Freed, Rubin Pyner.


Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Grand Ball 'An Evening In Jerusalem'
James Nobil, Men's division chairman; Theodore Bikel, guest Entertainer
Marianne Bobick, Federation president; James Boer, Federation past pres-
ident; Rabbi Bruce Warshal, Federation executive director.
Mildred Levine, Abby Levine, Florence Baumritter, Theodore Baumritter,
Marianne Bobick, Ed Bobick, Carole Siemens, Richard Siemens.
Jim Boer, Marjorie Boer, Mel Clayman, Edith Clayman, Eugene Squires,
Phyllis Squires, Women's Division chairwoman; Judy Yusem, chairman of the
Grand Ball
Jim Nobil, Lynn Persoff, Gladys Weinshank, chairman, Jewish Family and
Children's Service; Mayer Weinshank, Anne Brenner, Henry Brenner, Evelyn
Bussin, Benjamin Bussin.
Kim Marsh, Capital Campaign director; Abby Levine, Marianne Bobick,
Richard Siemens, chairman. Development Committee.
One Dream
All photo captions read left to right.
One People
One Destiny
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_________THE ADOLPH and ROSE LEVIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
HAPPENINGS
An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
News
from
amp
cabec
SCHEDULING BEGINS
AT CAMP MACCABEE
With most of the age groups fill-
ed, the task of putting together
this summer's schedule has
begun. The schedule will be more
diverse than ever, said David
Sheriff, Director of Camp Maccab-
bee. "We have so much more to
offer this year."
Presently, Camp Maccabee is
putting together a boating pro-
gram for the older children at
Trade Winds Park. Once again,
the horseback riding program will
be held at Millpond Farms in
Coconut Creek. Other program
options are also being prepared.
Together wijh Bari Stewart,
Assistant Director of Camp Mac-
cabee, David has begun to map
out an exciting schedule. "We're
very pleased with the waterfront
programs. We've spread the
groups out more, to insure in-
dividualized instruction as well as
better supervision," said Bari.
EARLY CHILDHOOD
PROGRAMS
Registration for all Fall 1986
Early Childhood Programs is
beginning.
Early Registration: Monday,
March 31-Friday, April 4. Early
registration is a courtesy extend-
ed to current JCC members who
have a child presently enrolled in
an Early Childhood Program.
Priority Registration: Mon-
day, April 7-Wednesday, April 9.
Priority registration is a courtesy
extended to current JCC
members.
Registration: Thursday, April
10. Registration open to everyone
on a first come-first serve basis.
Our Early Childhood Programs
for Fall 1986 promise to be ex-
citing and inviting. We will be
tripling the size of our very suc-
cessful Mommy-and-Me Program.
In addition we are offering an
afternoon option for Thriving
Threes and expanding our Judaic
Funshops.
For further information call
Karen Albert, Early Childhood
Dierctor at 395-5546.
"SCHOOL'S OUT/CENTER'S
IN SPRING BREAK
On Friday, March 28 the Levis
JCC will sponsor a "School's
Out/Center's In" Program featur-
ing a Purim Carnival. The day is
open to children ages 3-12 from
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for
members and $20 for non-
members.
In addition, the Center is offer-
ing a Spring Break Week from
Monday, March 31 through Fri-
Special events will also help to
diversify the programs. The "Fan-
tasy Fun Factory" will be perfor-
ming as well as the Israeli Scout
Caravan. Campers can look for-
ward to a carnival; Israel Day; and
a "who-dunn-it-day" which re-
enacts a mystery, using villains in
Jewish history, that each group
will try to solve. A "Color War"
will highlight the Camp Maccabee
schedule, as well as latestays and
overnights for the older campers.
Jewish content will be ever pre-
sent in the daily activities. "This
kind of exposure and daily interac-
tion will help the children cement
their Jewish indentities" says
David Sheriff. "Their Jewish
heritage is something they can be
very proud of."
Camp Maccabee is looking for-
ward to its best summer yet. The
well-structured program along
with many returning staff and
campers guarantee that Camp
Maccabee will be your child(ren)'s
"ticket to a summer of Fun."
PROJENET THE
PROFESSIONAL
JEWISH NETWORK
Recently, a group of over
35 Projenet Members and
their guests attended a lec-
ture/presentation on
"Halley's comet and the
Stars" at the South Florida
Science Museum and
Planetarium at Dreher
Park, in West Palm Beach.
Gary Rosenberg, MD, and
Deena Kunken co-chaired
the event which consisted of
a social hour and a one-hour
presentation by Gary
Bognar, Director of the
Science Museum. The lec-
ture was well received and
enjoyed by all.
Proienet meets the second
Tuesday of every month in
an effort to perpetuate a
"Business Network"
amongst South County
Jewish Professionals. Pro-
jenet members not only
meet to Network; they are
also responsible for com-
munity service hours. One
third of the groups'

day, April 4. Cost for this pro-
gram is $50 for members and $85
for non-members.
To register, call Bari at
395-5546.
BRIDGE, ANYONE???
Mabel Pavlicek will teach an In-
termediate/Advanced Workshop
Mondays, from April 7-May 12
from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost will
be $40 for JCC members and $50
for non-members.
Mabel will also be teaching
Basic Review on Tuesdays, from
April 8-Mayl3 from 10 a.m.-noon,
and on Mondays, from April
7-May 12 from 8-10 p.m. The cost
for each course is $40 for JCC
members and $50 for non-
members.
For further information
relating to Bridge classes, please
contact Marianne Lesser at the
Center, 395-5546.
WEDNESDAY
SUPERVISED BRIDGE
CANCELLED
The Adolph and Rose Levis
Jewish Community Center
regrets that beginning April
1, 1986, the Wednesday after-
noon Supervised Bridge Play
wiU be cancelled until the
Fall. The Center continues,
however, to offer a variety of
bridge instructon classes as
well as ACBL Sanctioned
Duplicate Bridge, which is of-
fered on Thursday afternoon*
at 12:30.
membership dues are
allocated for contribution to
a Scholarship Fund.
Anyone interested in
becoming a member of Pro-
jenet and desiring more in-
formation, may call Scott
Stein at 395-7300; Jeff
Jerome at 394-7537; or Dale
Filhaber at 994-0525. Or call
Les Scheinfeld at the Levis
Jewish Community Center,
395-5546.
Gary Bogner, director of the
Science Museum discussed the
history of Halley's Comet with
the help of his "Planetarium."
Dr. Gary Rosenberg and Deena Kunken co-chaired PRO-
JEN ET's recent meeting and discussion at the Science Museum
and Planetarium. .
For information on ALL JCC programs please
call 395-5546. (unless otherwise specified)
LINE AND FOLK DANCING
WITH INA
The Levis JCC welcomes back
Ina Tisc'n/Marek with Line anO
Folk Dancing. Class will start
Wednesdays, April 2-May 28,
from 10-11 a.m. (no class April 23
and April 30). Cost for members
$1.50, non-members pay $2,
payable each week at the door.
QUESTIONING
THE UNKNOWN
Explore the realms of
astrology, numerology, psychic
phenomena, etc. in a class titled
"Questioning the Unknown," to
be held Tuesdays, April 8-May 13,
1-3 p.m. Cost for members is $15,
non-members pay $20. Deadline
for registration is April 1. For
more information, call 395-5546.
INVESTMENT LECTURE
The Levis JCC will hold a Lec-
ture titled "The Stock Market:
How to Invest" on Wednesday,
April 9, 2-4 p.m. Lecture is FREE
to members, $2 for non-members,
payable at the door.
NEW SINGLES ACTIVITY
HOT LINE
The Levis JCC has recently
established a new Singles Activity
Line. This is a 24-hour recording
and provides up to date Singles
programs that are occurring at
the Center for Singles, ages 20
through 60. This is a recording on-
ly and does not take messages.
The phone number is 368-2949.
For further information regar-
ding this new activity line, please
contact Marianne Lesser at the
Center.
SUPPORT GROUP
The Levis JCC is forming a
Suport Group for the Spouses of
Nursing Home Residents. This
group will deal with the special
coping needs that occur when a
Spouse is institutionalized, such as
guilt, depression, finances, etc.
For more information, call
395-5546.
PRIME TIMERS SEDERS
FIRST NIGHT SELL OUT
The Prime Timers Department
of the Levis JCC is getting ready
for their second annual Passover
Seders, scheduled for April 23 and
24. The First Night has been sold
out, almost two months in ad-
vance. There are still places
available for the Second Night
Seder.
Each Seder will be lead by Can-
tor A. Philip Towsner, who has
compiled a revised Haggadah for
the service. The Kosher menu con-
sists of an appetizer, soup, a
chicken dinner and dessert. Price
per person is $26. For more infor-
mation call 395-5546.
2ND ANNUAL 5K RACE / WALK
Breakfast and Pool Party
SUNDAY, APRIL 20 Watch for Details !


Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Outreach for Jewish Inmates
By ERIC MOSS
[ Staff Writer
[A Jewish inmate at the
itlanta Federal Prison
tamp wrote: "I'm not sure
|ou could understand the
rue significance from the
scipient's point of view. To
brought from darkness
ito light is an incredible ex-
>rience, not only as a Jew,
[r a Jew in prison, but as a
wing, caring human."
Nothing Rabbi Sholom Lip-
tar, director of the Aleph In-
titute on Miami Beach, says
(bout his organization sum-
marizes it better than this.
Lipskar, 39, and Marc Sheridan,
\H, a Chicago-born businessman,
[re the driving forces behind
lleph, whose purpose is to reach
|ut to Jews in all types of limited
Environments hospitals, nurs-
ing homes, military bases and
prisons to ensure the ability of
II who seek Judaism to receive it.
Aleph's growth has been
jhenomenal.
FOUNDED by Rabbi Lipskar, a
Lubavitcher Chassid, Aleph began
In 1981 as a one-man ministry ser-
ving a pilot group of 15 inmates of
[he Federal Correctional Institu-
tion in Homested, Fla. Now,
ileph's programs touch the lives
t>f over 13,000 Jews in 40 states.
According to Lipskar, Aleph
[lappened simply, inspired by his
|>wn research. "After I had been
fiven a private grant to study the
American Jewish community and
the inherent weaknesses in Jewish
pciety, namely the attrition,
issimilation and moving out of the
faith, I found that those lost Jews
rere never properly exposed to
[he Torah way of life."
Lipskar and his study group
bame to a decision. "We decided
fo try to educate the Jewish com-
lunity with unadulterated, raw
Torah," he said.
THEY ALSO decided to try to
bave impact on as many people as
kuickly as possible, and Jews in
lonfined groups were the logical
jlace to begin.
In 1983, ten men from the
[riginal group of 15 at Homestead
fere transferred, scattered
Imong other correctional institu-
|ions and became ardent
pokesmen for the program,
gardens, chaplains and prison of-
Icials, impressed by the inmates'
>rvor, took notice of Lipskar's
fork. The pilot program was
^organized as the Aleph
nstitute.
Neater that year, Charles Riggs,
nief Chaplain of the Federal
ureau of Prisons, acknowledged
Ueph's efforts. "We have long
p.aited a Jewish resource group
supply information and
aterial for Jewish inmates.
|iank you for providing that vital
vice," he wrote.
^s Aleph added staff and ex-
inded operations, more
|soners were touched by the
dgling organization.
ALEPH'S OUTREACH pro-
ams were developed from the
pup's research into six main
liicles to deliver authentic
vish education:
1A Torah correspondence
arse, actually a "yeshiva
pugh the mail" designed to
ch Torah on the most basic
el;
Tefillin and Shabbos Candle
nks, allowing individuals and
Wtutions to "withdraw"
tessary religious items;
I A hospital visitation program,
fre Aleph's women reprcaen-
Ives, headed by Judy Mayberg,
[sent flowers and Shabbat
er to the elderly and infirm;
A Continuing Education pro-
ject, in conjunction with the Shul
of Ball Harbor, to provide classes
in Judaism and educational
assistance to organizations
nationwide:
The prison outreach program,
whose goal is to establish a
"yeshiva behind bars," as well as
minister to the spiritual needs of
incarcerated Jews.
"LET ME thank you for the
lovely and highly enjoyable visit
paid us yesterday," wrote an in-
mate at the federal institution in
Avon Park, Fla., near Orlando.
"As usual, we all came away
knowing a little more of our
heritage and the feeling of belong-
ing after a visit from the Aleph In-
stitute. The books which you
brought were gobbled up by the
men. They are hungry to read and
learn everything they can about
Judaism. I am amazed when I
think that only a few months ago
most of them knew very little or
nothing at all about being Jewish.
The yeshiva is not only a success,
it is a triumph in the making."
Lipskar believes Aleph's suc-
cess with prisoners is based on
two areas of concern: first, ensur-
ing that Jewish prisoners do not
feel "abandoned," and second, at-
tempting to reorient the inmate's
spirit and psyche.
"What we're trying to do," he
said, "is to restructure the human
who has made a mistake in a socie-
ty that has not provided the vehi-
cle for him to be restructured a
judgmental society that views
people by their mistakes and
relates to them that way."
This condition is especially un-
fortunate for ex-convicts because
of the stigma Americans place on
them, he added. "A number of
judges have said to us that the
reason for being judgemental is
very shortsighted 'if not for the
grace of God, there go I.' One
federal judge said we should call
our institute that instead of
Aleph."
THROUGH ALEPH'S pro-
grams, prisoners now have a
mechanism allowing them to start
restructuring and placing
priorities upon their values,
creating a new sense of identity
and self-worth, all within a Jewish
context.
Marlene Arribas, a South
Florida resident, was convicted
for cocaine trafficking and
sentenced to 20 months at the
notorious federal prison in Lex-
ington, Ky. During her incarcera-
tion, she contacted Aleph
Institute.
"I'd seen a pamphlet someone
had, and I thought they might be
able to help me. Aft^r I was
released, I was in a halfway house
looking for a job. Of course, no
one would hire me because of my
record. Rabbi Lipskar said to me,
'Come see me first, before you get
a job somewhere else. I need a
secretary.' So I went, he hired me,
and here I am."
ARRIBAS, performs a valuable
service beyond her secretarial
duties.
Becaue she's Aleph's only
employee actually to have ex-
perienced imprisonment, she is
responsible for maintaining cor-
respondence with inmates, most
of whom committed white-collar
crimes such as fraud, embezzle-
ment and tax evasion, or who
were convicted of drug smugg)
ing. She also helps with intake
procedures during Aleph's most
innovative prison program the
Torah Leadership Seminars
because of her past.
"With my experience in prison,
there's a certain kind of help I can
give," she said. "_M ple who are first going into prison
don't know anything about what
they're about to experience. All
they know about is what they see
in movies and on TV. I can see the
fear in their faces. Most people's
two biggest fears are death and
prison."
MEN IN particular, she added.
"They're very insecure. For the
first time in their lives, they no
longer feel in control, and there's
nothing they can do about it. Help-
ing them is a very satisfying feel-
ing, like I've perfomed a
mitzvah."
In October, 1984, nine inmates
from four federal prisons, in-
cluding Allentown, Pa. and Eglin
AFB, Fla., received special
furloughs to attend an intensive
Torah training class at the
Raleigh Hotel on Miami Beach. At
Aleph's expense, the inmates
were transported, housed and fed
for two weeks. Their kosher diet
included healthy portions of
Torah.
The prisoners, all serving
sentences for non-violent crimes,
spent each 14-hour day immersed
in Torah, Hebrew lessons and
prayer. No guards or corrections
officers were present.
AT THE conclusion of the
seminar, the nine, were returned
to their prisons and told to share
their experience with fellow
inmates.
Their effect on other prisoners
was felt immediately, according to
Lipskar. The fourth seminar was
held last month at the Cadillac
Hotel.
Twenty-sixth Jewish inmates,
including a bank robber and two
women, attended. The word about
Aleph had spread prisoners ar-
rived from as far away as Boron,
Calif, and Danbury, Conn.
The effect of the fourth was the
same as the first.
"My return back to the institu-
tion was overwhelming with en-
thusiasm," wrote one of the
women inmates, from Lexington,
Ky. "I will not let myself ever
forget that everyone at Aleph, out
Marc Sheridan
of the deepness of their hearts,
want to help all Jewish people
become free from prison. All of
my brothers and sisters here in
Lexington Federal Correctional
Institute want to share in my ex-
periences even by only telling
them of my learnings while at the
seminar. And by learning through
your Torah studies through the
mail."
PRISON WARDENS and
chaplains have had varying reac-
tions to Aleph and its programs.
According to Arribas, officals at
her prison liked to "play games."
"Lexington, where I did 20
months, is in the middle of the Bi-
ble Belt, and they don't take too
kindly to Jews there. One Pesach,
they were going to give us ham-
burger for our seder instead of the
chicken we had ordered." She pro-
tested to the warden. "So, he sent
the prison's Catholic priest to Cin-
cinnati to pick up some Empire
kosher chickens."
Another holiday observance was
almost ruined by insensitive
prison officials. "We had Yom
Kippur services set for 8:30, and
at 8:15, the warden called for an
'early lockdown' all prisoners
had to return to their units. They
interrupted our services three
times that day."
LIPSKAR has files full of of-
ficial endorsements of Aleph's
programs. Charles Riggs: "I was
verv impressed with the depth
Rabbi Sholom Lipskar
and sincerity of the program. It
has to be the most dynamic
religious event for all Jewish in-
mates that has ever been in-
augurated in the Federal Prison
System."
Harry Singletary of the Florida
Department of Corrections wrote,
"We encourage inmates to be in-
volved in positive and construc-
tive programs. If a man/woman
has a positive self-image, then
they cease to be problem people.
They may still be people with pro-
blems, but now have the resources
and confidence to attack the
problems."
How do Aleph's staff members
know if their programs actually
are working?
"What we're finding," Lipskar
said, "according to prison staff, is
that prisoners are becoming bet-
ter people in prison, becoming
more model prisoners, and star-
ting to deal with issues that they
heretofore did not deal with. In-
stead of being bitter, they're star-
ting to use their time meaningful-
ly and restructuring their lives."
WHAT DO the prisoners say?
"Instead of claiming that the
government was at fault, and 'I
had a lousy lawyer,' they say,
'Listen, I was guilty, and I want to
make up for it right now. I made a
mistake.' If they don't do that, we
know they haven't moved."
Continued on Page 11
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Sunday, May 18,1986
11 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at The Bacr Jewish Campus, Boca Raton
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 28, 1986
Drama Recreates Jewish History

l'emple Beth El and the South-
County Jewish Federation are
joining together for a creative
venture on Tuesday, April 1. A
dramatic look at Jewish history,
entitled "Judaism: Its Past and
Future," will be created and stag-
ed by congregants of Temple Beth
El to benefit the 1986 South Coun-
ty Jewish Federation/UJA
Campaign.
The play covers Jewish history
through the creation of the State
of Israel, said program chairper-
son, Steven Kolber.
Interactive dramatic readings
will take a dozen time slices in
history (in 200-year jumps), nar-
rated by outstanding historical
figures of the times, who will
share their historical perspectives
with the audience. For example, a
Theodore Herzl and a Golda Meir
might talk about the Diaspora
community and its contribution to
Israel. Probing interviews will be
another technique used to extract
information from these figures,
said Kolber.
The venture is getting the sup-
port of professional and theatrical
experts, according to Kolber. Pro-
fessional directing will be provid-
ed by Pamela Levin and Stuart
Darrow. Ann Turnoff, well known
to South Florida theatergoers, has
consented to appear in the produc-
tion. Ellie Lingner, a jour-
nalist/writer will cooperate with
local historians in developing the
script, with Kolber. The cast will
be composed of directors of both
Temple Beth El and the
Federation.
"Judaism: Its Past and Future"
is Kolber's brainchild. His inspira-
tion for the undertaking he said,
came from his Rabbi, Merle
Singer; from the South County
Jewish Federation, and from a re-
cent visit to Israel.
Kolber explained that as a
relative newcomer to the com-
munity, he became involved with
Temple Beth El. The Kolbers
were not well established finan-
cially when they moved to Boca
Raton, but "Beth El made
themselves affordable to us." He
had special praise for his rabbi:
"Rabbi Singer glows with in-
terpersonal caring. He got us
caught up in a sense of
community."
Then, as his daughter was soon
to become Bat Mitzvah, the
Kolbers decided to go to Israel.
"Once again the Jewish Com-
munity came through for us, in
the form of an affordable family
mission with the South County
Jewish Federation. We were
gratified to find these elements of
the Jewish Community available
to us."
Kolber spoke of an "extraor-
dinary" trip to Israel. "We saw
Israel in a greater depth than we
would have on any other kind of
trip. We felt Israel was revealing
itself to us."
As a result, he became in-
terested in Jewish history and
began to specialize in the ancients.
The history and prayers came
alive for him. Kolber said he had
been "shut off from these
understandings. "Now, suddenly,
they made sense to me."
As Secretary of the religious
school at Temple Beth El, Kolber
became a liaison for the joint
Federation-Temple event, under
consideration of that time. Later
it became "a natural" for Kolber
to accept the chairmanship when
it was offered to him.
"The play's the thing, not me."
Kolber insists. Co-chairing the
event with him are Linda and
Steven Melcer. Reservations for
the show and a dessert reception
are available through the Temple.
Egypt and Israel
Continue Talks
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel and Egypt began
another round of talks in Cairo
recently to advance the nor-
malization process between
the two countries and to decide
how to submit the Taba border
dispute to international
arbitration.
The Israeli negotiating team
arrived to find the Egyptian
capital calm but still tense
following riots by disaffected
police conscripts. They were
greeted at the airport by
representatives of the Egyp-
tian Foreign ministry. Their
motorcade sped through
streets emptied of traffic and
pedestrians because of the all-
night curfew still in effect.
In The Synagogues '
And Temples ...
ANSHEI EMUNA
Congregation Anshei Emuna
Sisterhood will hold their next
meeting on Friday, April 4. noon
at the synagogue. 1H189 Carter
Rd.. Delray. The theme will be
eh.
Please note the date change for
the Board meeting for April only
Thursday. April 17. 9 a.m.
The Sisterhood wishes to an-
nounce they still have some open-
ings for guests at their Passover
Seders to be held at the
synagogue, 7 p.m. Wednesday,
April 23. and 7:30 Thursday, April
24. The cost to members $25 each
Seder, and $27.50 to non-
members. Please call Nora Kalish
499-9229 or 499-2644.
B'NAI ISRAEL
Last week, on Friday, March
21, Cantor Norman Swerling of-
ficially began his service to Con-
gregation B'nai Israel, and was
welcomed along with recent new
members.
The 3rd Grade class in the tem-
ple's School for Living Judaism
helped in the presentation of the
service, and as a message for
Shabbat Zachor Rabbi Agler
spoke on "Modern Day
Genocide."
On Friday night, March 28,
Havurah Bet will conduct the ser-
vice for Congregation B'nai
Israel. For further information,
please call 483-9982.
TEMPLE SINAI
Anniversaries will be celebrated
at Tempi*- Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic
Ave.. Delray, Friday. March 28:
Dan and Sandy Hirst-hoe r^; 52
years; Lester and Thelma
Rosenblum, 41 years: Milton and
Bernice Weisenberg, 40 years:
Edward and Clara Hilt. 89 yean;
and William and Frances Stern, 9
years. They will be blessed by
Rabbi Samuel Silver at the Sab-
bath Eve Service and will host a
post-prayer reception.
Temple Sinai Brotherhood will
hold a Brunch/meeting, Sunday,
April 13, 1 p.m. at the Temple.
Entertainment will include The
Kings Point Barbershop Harmony
Club. Ticket donation $2.50 per
person. Tickets may be obtained
at the brotherhood table Friday
evenings.
ANSHEISHALOM
Anshei Shalom Sisterhood
Oriole Jewish Center will hold a
card party, Thursday, April 15, 1
p.m. in the Temple, 7099 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray. Desserts
and coffee will be served. Tickets,
$3 each. For more information
call 4994)319. At the Sisterhood
meeting of Monday, April 21, 9:30
a.m., song stylists Veronica and
Pete will provide the entertain-
ment. For further information call
499-3282.
Sources in Jerusalem said
the talks were being held as
scheduled to demonstrate that
the authorities are in control of
the situation and the wat-
chword is business as usual.
The Israeli team was headed
by Avraham Tamir, director
general of the Prime
Minister's Office and David
Kimche, director general of
the Foreign Ministry.
Israel's Minister of Tourism,
Avraham Sharir, is scheduled
to visit Cairo soon. Israelis
believe the Egyptians will pro-
pose joint package tours in an
effort to revive Israeli tourism
to Egypt which was hard hit by
the recent unrest. Mustapha
Khalil, a close associate of
President Hosni Mubarak and
deputy chairman of his ruling
party, told Yediot Achronot in
an interview that Israel should
not be alarmed by the latest
events in Egypt.
"You should not have any
doubts regarding the peace
process, and you do not need
to reevaluate the situation,"
he said. He was quoted as
assuring Israel that Egypt will
fulfill all of its obligations
under the 1979 peace treaty.
Obituaries
PRANKBL
Tom. 87 Of Mm BMCh Ml ori^inall)
Germain mm ii survtvad by her
nephew Alfred England** and niece Erin
Englander (Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial
Chapal)
HEYMAN
Monroe, 71, f Boca Raton, waa original!)
from Mew York He is survived by his wife
Doi-othl and m Ted (Gutterman Warheit
Memorial Chapel)
KLEIN
Roaa, H7, of Boca Raton, was originally from
New York Shi' is survived by her husband
Calvin, (Gutterman-Warheit Memorial
Chapel)
SCHERN WETTER
Sam. 72. of Kings Point, Delray Beach, was
originally from New York. He is survived by
his daughter Sallie Rodgers; brother Mac;
sisters Daisy Glauberman and Gertrude
I*venthal and one grandchild. (Beth Israel
Rubin Memorial Chapel)
SIMENSKY
Bertha, 87, of Delray Beach, waa originally
from New York. She is survived by her
daughters Elayne Warren and Phyllis
Storch. (Gutterman Warheit Memorial
Chapel)
SPKECHMAN
Henry, 68, of Delray Beach, waa originally
from New York. He is survived by his wife
Delia; daughters Martha Newsy and
Michelle Sprech and sister Lillian Frelick.
(Gutterman-Warheit Memorial Chapel)
STROM BERti
Ruth, 69. of Kings Point, Delray Beach, waa
originally from Flonda She is eurvived by
her husband Hyman, sons Harvey and Gary;
sisters Lillian Kwit and Renee Taims and
two grandchildren. (Beth Israel Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
Steve Kolber
1
Anne Turnoff
Shabbat, 18 Adar II, 5746
Weekly Sidrah-Tzav
(Parshat Parah)
Candlelighting 6:16 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 7:21 p.m.
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
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.
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary School
Cafeteria, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv, call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
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 7:46 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
CONGREGATION BETH AMI
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Levis JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton; Friday
evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 18:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
CONGREGATION TORAH OHR
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida :446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hershman.
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
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
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. 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.
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3636. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:46 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161.
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Local Club &
Organization News
Friday, March^l986/TC^ewisJ^lori^^^ Page n
Reaganites Press $354 Million
Missiles Sale to Saudi Arabia
The Hadassah "Woman of Valor" Luncheon Committee.
"WOMAN OF VALOR"
HADASSAH LUNCHEON
Hadassah-Ben Gurion Chapter
was well represented at the
Women of Valor luncheon recent-
ly in the magnificent Cathedral
Room at the Boca Raton Hotel
and Club.
It was the first such affair given
by the Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah. Mrs. Nettie Baum and
Mrs. Sid Wirth chaired the event,
and with their hard work made it
a success.
The guest speaker was Mrs.
Blanche Shukow, of the national
board of Hadassah. She very ef-
fectively told of the important
work of Hadassah Medical
Organization as well as her ex-
periences in Israel.
The food was delicious and the
fashion show elegant. Everyone
had a delightful time.
To add to the excitement of the
occasion, our own Mrs. Lottye
Neuwirth won first and second
prizes of a valuable Hibel
lithograph and lucite vase.
B'NAI B'RITH
B'nai B'rith Women Genesis
Chapter will be going to Royal
Poinciana Theatre to see Sugar
Babies, Saturday, April 19. For
further information call Evelyn
487-5128, Ruth 487-1760 or
Florence 487-7440. They will hold
their installation of officers lun-
cheon, Thursday, April 3, noon at
L'Hexogone Restaurant, Boca.
Donation $11. Entertainment.
For information call Mollie
482-5044 or Pearl 482-2697.
B'nai B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge
No. 3119 will hold a breakfast
meeting Tuesday, April 8, 9:30
a.m. in the Activities building of
Boca Teeca.
B'nai B'rith Safed Unit No.
5288 will hold their next meeting,
Sunday, April 13,10 a.m. at Pines
of Boca Barwood Recreational
Center. For further information
please call William 483-1737 or
Herman Sokoloff 483-2253.
B'nai B'rith Women Boca
Chapter will hold their installa-
tion luncheon, Monday, April 7, at
Boca Pointo Country Club. Mrs.
Norma Rifkin, President of In-
tegrity Council will be the install-
ing officer of new President
Miriam Silverman, Vice President
Administration, Pearl Beck; Vice
President Membership, Sarah
Shatkin; Treasurer, Sylvia Sher-
shoff; Financial
Secretary/Counselor Renee Lof-
ton. For additional information
and reservations call Mickey
941-1671 or Norma 482-7772.
B'nai B'rith Women Ruth
Chapter will have their paid-up
membership luncheon, Monday,
April 7, 12:80 p.m. at Temple
Sinai, 2415 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Oelray. Members $1, non-
members $2.
Women's American ORT
Delray Chapter will celebrate
Passover at Cape Coral Country
Club, April 22-25. $175 p.p. dou-
ble occupancy. Entertainment and
dancing nightly, golf, etc. For in-
formation and reservations call
499-9996 or 498-0850.
NA'AMAT
Kinneret Chapter, will take a
trip to St. Augustine, April 5-7.
The tour will include a deluxe
motorcoach, complete sight-
seeing tour, three dinners in-
cluding dinner at Alahambra Din-
ner Theatre, a ride on a glass bot-
tom boat, etc. For further infor-
mation call 499-0729.
Beersheba Club, will hold their
next meeting, Tuesday April 8 at
the American Savings Bank,
Kings Point Plaza, Delray.
Refreshments at 12:30 p.m.,
meeting 1 p.m. Observance of
Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom
Hashoah. Guests welcome.
ARMDI
American Red Magen David
for Israel Ramat Gan Chapter,
Delray and Boynton area will hold
their meetings on the 4th Friday
of each months at 12:30 p.m. at
the American Savings Bank,
Kings Point, W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. Refreshments will be
served and all are invited to at-
tend. For information call Mark
Silverton 499-4706 or M. Lutzker
499-2471.
BRANDEIS
Brandeis University Women
Delray Chapter will hold their an-
nual installation at the Sheraton
Hotel, Boca, Tuesday, April 8,
noon. Donation is $15. Hononng
of officers, leaders of study
groups and life members will take
place. Guitarist and singer Jacob
Sassi will provide the entertain-
ment. For further information,
contact either 737-3599 or
498-0796.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
IS 90 YEARS OLD
The Jewish War Veterans of
the U.S.A. celebrated its 90th An-
niversary as the nation's oldest,
active veterans' organization on
March 15.
It was on that day in 1896, that
a group of Jewish Civil War
Veterans first met and pledged to
give the lie to malicious, anti-
Semitic slanders that painted
Jews as "unpatriotic parasites"
who didn't serve their country.
Thoae Jewish veterans present
at that first meeting had, between
them, no less than tl8 medals
awarded for their part in the Civil
War and they represented less
than one third of one percent of the
Jews known to have nerved. Jews
have been involved in America's
military history from this coun-
try's pre-Revolutionary War
beginning and have served this
country, fiMhf&* **d vtOiantly,
in every military conflict.
The Jewish War Veterans of the
U.S.A. is dedicated to maintain-
ing true allegiance to the U.S.A.;
upholding the fair name of the Jew
and fighting his battles wherever
unjustly assailed; encouraging the
doctrine of universal liberty, equal
rights, and full justice to all men
and women; combating bigotry
wherever it originates and
whatever its target; supporting
comrades and their families;
aiding fellow veterans; and preser-
ving the memories and records of
patriotic service performed by
men and women of the Jewish
faith.
NEW ORT CHAPTERS
FORMING
IN BOCA RATON
Prospective members of
Women's American ORT in the
Boca Barwood area are invited to
a tea to be held at the home of
Molly Kravitz, Building 1, 9165
S.W. 14 St., Boca Raton on Mon-
day, March 31 at 1 p.m. For more
information, please call Molly
Kravitz at 482-4125 or Sylvia
Breitman, chairperson of the
South Palm Beach County Region
Expansion Committee, at
272-4031.
Those women who become ORT
members will join 145,000 other
women who work to preserve
their Jewish identity and that of
their families; to help fight the
growing threats of anti-Semitism,
cult movements, Nazism, and
other negative forces; to help all
people to help themselves; and
mainly, to provide, through sup-
port of education, the opportunity
for man to build and live his life
with dignity by being productive,
self supporting, and skilled.
Aleph
Reaching Out
Continued from Page 9-
When a prisoner wants to
reestablish family ties, Aleph peo-
ple know they've had an effect.
"The level of interest in the fami-
ly, and in many cases their
childrens' education, has increas-
ed dramatically," said Sheridan,
whose father, Robert, is an Aleph
director and major supporter.
"They start putting back together
what was shattered once the guil-
ty verdict was declared."
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
The Reagan Administra-
tion will try to prevent Con-
gress from rejecting its pro-
posal to sell $354 million in
missiles to Saudi Arabia by
stressing the Saudis need
the weapons to defend
themselves and other Per-
sian Gulf states from Iran.
The missile package which
was sent to Congress last week,
does "not represent a threat to
Israel," a senior Administration
official asserted in briefing
reporters. "This sale will not
threaten Israel's qualitative
military edge nor change the
power equation in the Middle
East," he stressed.
THE PROPOSED sale includes
1,666 Sidewinder air-to-air
missiles, of which 995 are the
most advanced type of
Sidewinder; 200 Stinger shoulder-
fired ground-to-air missile
systems plus 600 replacement
missiles; and 100 Harpoon air-to-
sea missiles. The Saudis now have
2,500 Sidewinders, 200 Stinger
systems with 200 replacement
missiles and 178 Harpoon sea-to-
sea missiles.
The official said that the Ad-
ministration had planned to pro-
pose this package at the end of the
year but had advanced it because
of the threat caused by Iranian
troops moving to the border of
Kuwait. "That not only threatens
our interests but deeply troubles
our friends in the area," he said.
The official also pointed to the
current unstable situation in
South Yemen "exacerbated by
Soviet interference" which he
said "raises the potential of a
renewed threat on Saudi Arabia's
southern border."
AT THE same time, the official
conceded that deliveries of the
missiles would not start until 1989
and run through 1991. However,
he stressed, "the fact of American
support for Saudi Arabia will act
as a deterrent on Iran."
He added that "acting now will
send a clear signal to Iran. It will
also reduce the chances that we
would have to take emergency ac-
tion later on our own to protect
our own interests."
Perhaps the most important
reason was noted by the official
when he said that the Saudis have
been pressing the U.S. to move on
the sale. "Our bilateral relation-
ship with Saudi Arabia and of
equal importance, our credibility
with the rest of the moderate
Arabs, will be advanced by this
sale," he said.
THE OFFICIAL would not
assess whether the Israel govern-
ment's decision not to publicly
campaign against the sale means a
lessening of Israeli opposition. He
noted that the Israel Cabinet said
that on principle it was opposed to
arms sales to Arab countries that
are still at war with Israel.
The official said that this would
be the last major sale to the
Saudis this year except for the
possible beginning of delivery in
June of AW ACS sold in 1981.
Security
Tightened
JERUSALEM (JTA) Tight
security measures taken to pro-
tect the renovated Hadassah
building in Hebron, soon to be oc-
cupied by Jewish settlers, do not
constitute harassment of Arab
shopowners there, according to
Maj. Gen. Ehud Barak, com-
mander of the central region.
Barak submitted a written state-
ment to the Supreme Court in rep-
ly to complaints by Arab mer-
chants that they were being
harassed by the army.
Ten Arab-owned shops occupy
space on the ground floor of the
building. The Israel Defense
Force in recent weeks erected
fences ground the shops and
soldiers check every customer.
The IDF says the precaution is
aimed against possible sabotage of
the building. The shopkeeper
maintained in a petition to the
court that their business suffered
because customer do not want to
undergo security checks. The high
court reserved a decision on this
matter.
Scheuer Reelected
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Richard Scheuer of Larrhmont,
N.Y., has been reelected to a
fourth one-year term as chairman
of the Board of Governors of the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion.
Til Death Do Us Part -
Coping With Widowhood
N'S
A 6-week group for widowed men and women. The group will help
participants during the grief process by providing a safe place to
share feelings and learn new ways of coping with intense emotional
reactions, living single in a coupled world, holidays, socializing,
and finding new directions for the future.
Group Facilitator:
Dates:
Time:
Location:
Registration:
Sandra Kate Porterfield, M.S.W.
To be arranged
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Jewish Family & Children's Service
3200 N. Federal Hwy, Suite 226, Boca
Contact: 395-3640
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News In Brief ..
Israel, Finland Seek Closer Ties
ma
/; RUSALEM Foreign
Kister F'aavo Matti Vaeyrynen
of Finland ended a three-day of-
HbI visit to Israel Sunday with
an offer to convey to Moscow
Isrju'i's desire to improve rela-
^Bls with the Soviet Union ami to
have .-migration restrictions eas-
ed tor Soviet Jews seeking exit
lls to go to Israel.
Bhe Finnish Embassy in Tel
Aviv has represented So,viet in-
Bssts here since Moscow broke
matic relations with Israel
the 1967 Six-Day War.
^ftland maintains Hose relations
with the superpower on its
Hem border.
Vaeyrynen is the first Finnish
^eign Minister to visit Israel.
Hsrad and Finland have sharp
Bey differences over the Middle
Ea*t conflict. Vaeyrynen stressed
to rrporters here that his country
Up ports an independent Palesti-
Bn state J*nd inclusion of ttn
estine Liberation Organization
Middle East peace talks.
land, nevertheless, is in-
ested in improving relations
h Israel.
dipi
er
rab States Should
>sorb Refugees
[WASHINGTON The Palesti-
ins displaced in the Arab-Israeli
irs are "permanent refugees"
lid should be absorbed by the
Irab world, State Department
lunselor Edward Derwinski told
irters last Friday.
[Derwinski, who recently return-
" from travels related to refugee
fairs that included Jordan.
rael, the West Bank and the
Strip had been asked at a
riefing which refugee groups he
bought were the most forgotten.
V Indochinese boat people, he
aid, are one forgotten group,"
I'hile, "from a political stand-
jint," the Palestinians in the
imps of the United Nations
Blief and Works Agency con-
itute another.
I Derwinski blamed the plight of
be Palestinians in part on "a
imber of Arab governments who
Won't want to recognize the facts
life that these people are in fact
jrmanent refugees." With some
o million people in Palestinian
fugee camps, some for more
n 30 years, Derwinski said, "to
ink of them as pawns in a
Olitical game I find very per-
tmally upsetting."
imjanjuk Remanded
r Another 13 Days
TEL AVIV John Demjanjuk,
Jleged former guard at the
ilinka death camp, notorious
>r his brutality, was remanded in
stody for an additional 13 days
Sunday as the examination of
ridence against him continued.
Police Prosecutor Alex Ish-
Shalom said Sunday that con-
liderable amounts of new
ence have been gathered since
emjanjuk was extradited to
el by the U.S. two weeks ago.
id 12 Treblinka survivors
positively identified the
inian-born former American
itizens from Cleveland, Ohio,
Dm photographs as the guard
town as "Ivan the Terrible"
ause of his brutal treatment on
ates.
Judge Aharon Simcha, presi-
lent of the Jerusalem
lagistrate's Court which arraign-
Demjanjuk on his arrival in
el, traveled to Ayalon prison
__ Ramla where a courtroom
ras set up to hear new evidence.
Ie said the evidence will be used
prepare the formal charges on
rhich Demjanjuk will be tried for
^ar crimes.
Peres Attended Funeral
)f Sweden's Palme
JERUSALEM Premier
fchimon Peres returned Sunday
from a 48-hour visit to Stockholm
where he attended the funeral of
assassinated Swedish Premier
i Mat" Palme and met with world
! funeral ceremonies.
Peres briefed the Cabinet on his
meetings with Western officials
and, according to a statement
issued after the Cabinet session,
talked with them about a proposal
that the United States. France,
Italy and other nations establish a
fund for the development of the
Middle East to give assistance for
regional and local projects."
Peres' departure from Israel
last Friday was low key. There
no statement at the airport as
he was seen off by Swedish Am-
bassador to Israel, Sven Hirdman.
Peres flew by regular El Al ser-
vice to Copenhagen, the Israeli
airlines Scandinavian point of
entry.
Nazi Deportation Delay
Criticized by Jews
NEW YORK Four major
Jewish organizations have charg-
ed that federal courts and U.S. im-
migration agencies needlessly
proceedings
rar criminals to
allow deportation
against Nazi
stretch out for years.
The accusation was lodged in a
friend-of-the-court brief filed with
the United States Court of Ap-
peals for the Second Circuit in
New York City in the case of ac-
cused war criminal Karl Linnas.
The brief was prepared by the
American Jewish Congress and
signed by the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory
Council, the New York Jewish
Community Relations Council,
and the National Jewish Commis-
sion on Law and Public Affairs.
Linnas, found guilty of lying
about his Nazi background as a
member of the security forces in a
concentration camp in Tartu,
Estonia, from 1941 to 1943, was
ordered stripped of his American
citizenship in 1981. He has
resisted deportation proceedings
through legal appeals for more
than four years.
Remains of Missing
Soldier Are Buried
TEL AVIV The reamins of
Sgt. David Manos, an Israeli
soldier missing for 18 months,
were buried at the military
cemetery in Petach Tikva last Fri-
day a day after captured El Fatah
terrorists who admitted to his
murder led police to a cave in the
t Hank where they had hidden
the body.
The terrorists, arrested in Dir
Balut near Nablus last week,
reenacted the kidnapping and
murder. Manos was last seen alive
on November 6, 1984, hitchhiking
home from Haifa where he had
been attending military courses.
His killers picked him up near Ben
Gurion Airport.
Manos* disappearance coincided
with the disappearances of other
Israel Defense Force personnel
W. German Kibbutz
Volunteer Critically Shot
TEL AVIV A young West
German woman working as a kub-
butz volunteer was rushed to a
Beersheba hospital Sunday for
treatment of gunshot wounds.
Her condition was reported
critical.
The woman, whose identity was
withheld, was discovered in a
coma in a field near Kibbutz
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Dealing With Intermarriage
By ERIC MOSS
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Chances are, according to
Dr. Steven Bayme of the
American Jewish Commit-
tee, someone you know mar-
ried outside the Jewish
faith.
Bayme, AJC's national
assistant director in its
Communal Affairs Depart-
ment, is concerned about
the effect of interfaith mar-
riages on not only the
Jewish faith, but the in-
dividuals involved.
The problem is growing,
statistics reveal.
"Essentially, the phenomenon
of intermarriage had been
historically low in the 1960's, he
said. "We had rates of intermar-
riage as low as 7 to 10 percent in
1960. By the mid-70's, a lot of
observers commented on a
phenomenal increase in intermar-
riage. The National Jewish
Population Study done in the ear-
ly 70's found an intermarriage
rate possibly as high as 35
percent."
ALTHOUGH THESE statistics
provide raw data, Bayme believes*
they don't provide any clues about
what's happening within the inter-
faith marriage itself or the per
sonal dynamics of the people who
have chosen that lifestyle.
In an attempt to address the in
termarriage issue, the AJC's
William Petschek National Jewish
Family Center prepared a booklet
entitled "Working With the Inter
married: A Practial Guide for
Jewish Community Workshops."
and is encouraging local branch
offices to reach^out to intermar-
ried families by using their fin-
dings as a guide.
Bayme was in Miami last week
to assist in starting a program
based on the booklet's
recommendations.
According to Julie Russin, assis-
tant director of Miami's AJCom-
mittee office, a pilot group of six
intermarried couples are beginn-
ing to examine their relationships
more closely.
"THAT'S WHY Steve is here,"
she said. "He's helping us start a
program with intermarried
couples. We have six intermarried
couples we found through our
membership after sending out a
letter asking if they want to be in-
volved. We have six for this ses-
sion, and another three more
couples want to join the next
session."
According to Russin, the six
couples share three
characteristics: one spouse is
Jewish, none has converted, and
most are in the process of having
children. "We don't know what
form the workshops are going to
take until we look at the group
and discuss where the group
wants to go," she said.
Bayme will be the facilitator for
the opening session, and he has
high expectations. "I'll open the
discussion in which people can
then speak honestly about what
their concerns are." he said. "I
think that we have to be clear and
honest with them. Our objective is
to open windows, if you will. This
is not an attempt to preach
Judaism, and it's not a conversion
class in any shape, manner or
sense of the word."
"IT IS," he added, "an accom-
modation to the reality of inter-
marriage. Certainly when
children become involved, it's go-
ing to be a very important ques-
tion for them, and we would like
to assist them in clarifying the
answers and posing the right
questions."
The objective for the Jewish
community, Bayme said, "is to see
if the Jewish quotient within the
home can be enhanced."
Until the mid-70's, Jewish men
married outside the faith at a
much higher rate than Jewish
women, according to Bayme's
research. "That was ten years
ago." he said. "Our more recent
studies have shown that the pro-
portion has been tending to even
off. Increasingly, Jewish women
are joining the ranks of the inter
married. Not as many as the men,
but the disproportion between
men and women has significantly
levelled off in the last five to ten
years "
WHY ARE people intermarry
ing in the first place?
"When I said that intermar-
riage rates were low in the 60's,"
Bayme said, "intermarriage then
was probably more a phenomenon
of rejection of Jewish heritage and
tradition than anything else. It
was a way of opting out of the
community. Some might say a
sense of a desire to flee anti-
Semitism, others might say a re-
jection of the traditional value
system and what that system
stood for.
"The intermarriage that has
risen in the last two decades is
much more a function of what
sociologists like to call 'propinqui-
ty,' meaning the nearness of Jews
and Gentiles," he explained
"If there is a small number of
potential Jewish mates of the op-
posite sex, then the odds of falling
in love with one is much less. As
you live in a more universal
culture, specifically a college cam-
pus, the odds are that you will
befriend, get to know, and
ultimately fall in love with so-
meone who is not Jewish."
BAYME BELIEVES that
under present circumstances, the
fact that intermarriage is not at
98 percent is a testimony to the
strength of the Jewish communi-
ty. "Jews are 2 or 3 percent of the
total population, and they are in-
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marriage should be the norm,
rather than the exception. The
fact that it still remains the excep-
tion is a testimony to Jewish
continuity.
"But," he cautioned, "the tradi-
tional restraints about Jews
socializing with non-Jews have
fallen. Therefore, as Jews are
close in their social relations with
Gentiles, the odds of a serious
relationship developing into love
and marriage is much greater.
The value sytem of the college
campus is precisely one that tends
to frown upon religious
separatism."
A religious education, whether
in a day school or advanced pro-
grams in Israel, tends to solidify
one's Jewish feeling, Bayme
believes. The effect of a Jewish
education is a reduced desire to
marry outside the faith. "As
Jewish education has become
weaker, he said, "The odds of a
restraint against intermarriage-
lasting are much less."
BAYME SAID the basic
reasons people marry outside the
faith are more sociological than
ideological. "It's not so much re
jection of the tradition. It's more a
lack of knowledge and sensitivity
to the tradition." he said. "What
we're really talking about here is
the depth and intensity of Jewish
identity. What intermarriage
means is a very ambivalent rela-
tionship to the Jewish community,
heritage and value system. Inter-
marriage is a threat to Jewish
identity and the quality of Jewish
life."
Creating settings where Jews
can meet other Jews is an impor-
tant part of insuring the continui-
ty of Judaism. Bayme said.
"Baajcally. the most successful
programs have been run either in
synagogues or in federations.
They operate on a variety of dif-
ferent levels. One level is the so-
called 'singles program' in which
social evenings are arranged, and
the only requirements are being
Jewish and single.
"A number of places also have
been experimenting with Jewish
computer dating services, which is
a good effort at harnessing new
technology toward matchmaking.
I even know of one synagogue
that has assigned a staff member
to try to arrange dates for Jews to
meet other Jews. But it's much
too early in the game to assess the
relative effects of these efforts to
promote Jewish 'inmarriage.' "
MOST IMPORTANT, singles
programs within the Jewish com-
munity must send a message to
Jewish youth. "If our preference
il that Jews marry other Jews,"
Bayme said, "we have to signal
that."
Embracing the intermarried
family is important for the family
and the Jewish community, accor-
ding to Bayme, particularly if a
spouse has undergone conversion
to Judaism. "If the intermarried
Jewish partner has not rejected
his or her faith," he said, "our
communal policy recommendation
is that some degree of embracing
the intermarried family is
necessary."
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Judith Resnik Remains
Will Be Cremated, Dad Declares
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -The
body of Judith Resnik, one of the
seven astronauts who died when
the space shuttle Challenger ex-
ploded on Jan. 28, will be
cremated, her father, Dr. Marvin
Resnik, told the Army Radio in
an interview from Akron. Ohio.
He spoke in Hebrew and English.
Tne interview followed
discovery of the shuttle's crew
compartment on the ocean floor
off the Florida coast last week
with the remains of the five men
and two women aboard. Although
the remains were said not to be in-
tact. Resnik. a medical doctor,
was quoted in the American media
as saying officials of the National
Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministration (NASA) believe some
of the bodies could be identified!
Resnik told the Army
that efforts to raise the crew con
partment have been delayed
bad weather. But some of it
been brought to the surface,
forensic experts are examinin
the bodies, he said.
"She achieved something in he
life, but her life was too short,'
Resnik said of his daughter, wh
at 86, held a PhD in electric
engineering and had compleb
one successful flight in the sp
shuttle. She was the
woman astronaut to go into spacJ
and the first Jewish woma
astronaut.
Media reports in the U.S.
the families of the astronaut
greeted news of the discover;,
their remains with mixed feelingsl
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Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County PageJ5
Thank You.
I/You/We wish to thank each and every one of you.
Every one who has responded to the call with
a contribution.
&$F**
.. When Your Phone Line
Becomes o Lifeline
Every one AND WE MEAN IT who refused to make a
pledge. We hope next time you will be able to, and want to
make one.
And especially everyone who volunteered and worked to
make the calls, organize, help make SUPER SUNDAY truly Super.
THE GREATNESS OF SUPER SUNDAY is not just in raising
money. For this community, especially, its greatness is in the
involvement of so many. Hundreds of volunteers. Thousands of
calls and thousands making their pledges.
So from the community that is on its way to being the greatest,
to each of its members THANK YOU.

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These are the volunteers who came, and called, and worked,
and made it all happen:
lleana Abbo
Morris Anapolsky
Sylvia Anapolsky
Sally Atkln
Pearl Auerbach
Stu Auerbach
Sylvia August
Susan Augustus
Frances Barach
Floranca Baumrltter
Dorothy Bearson
Vera Bellnfante
Kan Bander
Beverly Berger
Mollys Berger
Edward Barman
Gary Bernstein
Jacob Bernstein
Rose Bernstein
Mitch Bertman
Ray Bessner
Sera Blalogorsky
Ann Binder
Allsa Bloom
Mrs. Al Blumberg
Ed Bobick
Marianne Bobick
Lll Bookman
Dorothy Brand
Rachel Braunsteln
Ruth Brtzman
Edward Brown
Rose Brown
Lisa Browner
Mildred Brunschwlg
Nessa Bush
Amy Captain
Sylvia Cares
Sylvia Chlate
Alfred Clgman
Charlotte Clgman
Doris Clprlano
Sadie Cohen
Matvlna Colbert
Les Collier
Milton Cotton
Eric Crawford
Rhode Denney
Fay Doboert
Isadora Dordlck
Lucille Dordlck
Rabbi Mark Dratch
Kotch Drucker
Ida Dubroff
Sam Eckstein
Jay Elchler
Helen Eisler
Doris Fallkmnan
Heinz Fallkman
RaeFarbman
Julius Felnsteln
Ida Feldman
Lillian Fields
Jenlfar Fischer
David Freeman
Miriam Fried
Nell Fried
All Friedman
Lillian Gaeser
Seymour Ghen
Max Giant*
Brands Glaaberg
Sarah Gold
Mynette Goldberg
Irving Goldenberg
Marc GoWIn
Betty Goldman
Jodl Goldsmith
Mildred Goldstein
Sylvia Goldstein
Norman Gordon
Ruth Gordon
AIIGortz
Son la Gotteher
Ron Green
Emily Greenberg
Will Gruner
Rae Gurflek)
Edythe Haber
Julia Haber
Henry Hagelberg
Rlette Helperln
Colman Hanlsh
Joyce Helsal
Gerl Hauser
Ethel Herbstman
Eva Herman
Nathan Herman
Alice Hess
Eleanor Jontiff
Sheldon Jontiff
Frances Kahn
Lou Kahn
Rose Kahn
Allan Kallsh
Ben Kaplan
Jeanette Kelden
Ben Kessler
Yvette Kessler
Ann Klngsley
Edward Klngsley
Rose Klein
Sy Klein
Tess Klelnman
Pauline Kopeika
Frank Koaky
Mathilda Kosky
Pearl Kovesdy
Estelle Kraano
Nathan Krasno
Ruth Krawltz
Ethel Kretsky
AlKrop
Hazel Krop
Jeff Kurte
Helen Kupferberg
Harry Later
BobLasky
Ken Lebersfeld
Fred Lelther
Mlcki Lesser
Martha Levine
Rose Levine
Al Levy
Ethel Levy
Marc Lewlson
Ida Light
Ida Lowenbraun
Murray Lowenbran
Arthur Lucker
Gerl Lucker
Amy Lutzker
Meyer Lutzker
Helen Mandel
Erwln Mann
Muriel Marks
Saul Marks
Cele Matcher
Harry Melcher
Hassle Melnlck
Harold Merkelson
Sherman Merle
Lilly Metsch
Carl Miller
Symma Miller
Jay Mllman
Philip Morgenstern
Shirley Morgenstern
James Nobil
Steven Nobil
Merlon Novlck
Connie Oberstetn
Esther Omensky
Al Ostrlck
Lillian Oxman
Blanche Packer
Hy Packer
Robert Parker
Harry Pat Ink in
Bea Pearce
Sidney Pearce
Dorothy Pencer
David Perlberg
Helen Perlberg
Lynn Persoff
Richard Plncus
Selma Plncus
Dorothy Polllnger
Ann Pollack
Lisa Pollock
Maxlne Rand
Taml Rand
Helen Redstone
Marianne Roberts
Lisa Roby
Edythe Rosen
Sidney Rosen
Jack Rosenberg
Lll RosenTell
Bertha Rosenfieid
Sarah Roth
Helen Rothenberg
Bessie Rothschild
Samuel Rothsteln
Irving Rubin
Myre Rubin
Maury Ryzman
Shana Safer
Belladona Sakaenberg
Bernard Samson
Joe Sandweiss
Shirley Sandweiss
Marvin Schaffer
Berenice Sc hanker man
Bonnie Scharf
Gary Scharf
Joe S. Schenk
Molly Scher
Bernlce Schrleber
Trudy Schrler
Leonard Schuman
Rebecca Schuman
Adekt Schwartz
Tarry Serper
Cheryl Ann Seymour
Marian Shalley
Robert Shapiro
Dorothy Slegal
Joe Slegel
Esther Slegel
Solomon Slegel
Marcia Sllverman
Jeff Sltverstein
Edmund Simods
Lillian Simon
Philip Simon
Randy Slppen
Simon Small
Ann Sobol
Irving Softer
Marion Softer
Helen Speevak
Mlndy Stein
Aaron Stele
Anne Stele
Jack Stolem
Sylvia Stolow
Arthur Strent
Bernard Tanenbaum
Gary Temor
Edith Thai
Tony Tolpen
Rose Ulius
Eleanor Victor
Joe Victor
Pearl Wagner
Seymour Wasserman
Fran Waterman
Murray Weber
Sydelle Weber
Helen Weil
Gladys Welnahank
Mayer Welnahank
Daniel Welnstein
Geil Welnstein
Janet Welnstein
Morris Welling
Annette Wendell
Aaron Wander
Dorothea Wender
Shirley White
Sol White
Stacey Whlteman
Gertrude Wiener
Sophie Wrvlott
Jack Wurtzel
Halm Yamln
Toby Yellen
Sybil Yermack
Jacob Yospln
Manny Zeitlln
Zip Zimmerman
Ida Zupan
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Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Shorashim: Today's Woman
And Responsibility
"Why Women Need to Make
Committments'* was the topic of
discussion before the first gather-
ing of the women of Shorashim, a
new division of the South County
Jewish Federation recently form-
ed to attract younger women.
Shorashim (the Hebrew word for
"roota") is hoping to involve
women in the Federation who
have never been involved before.
Carol Effrat, regional director
for the United Jewish Appeal,
who guided the discussion,
pointed out to the women that as
mothers, daughters and wives,
they have responsibilities beyond
those of their immediate families.
Indeed, they have a responsibility
to all families.
She told the women that as
daughters they have a respon-
sibility to make certain that their
parents will one day have a home
to go to if they need it. As wives,
they have a responsibility towards
other women who may be abused
wives. They have to see to it that
there is a structured Jewish Fami-
ly Services and other Jewish com-
Left to right: Bea HoUobow, Toni Berliner, Noni Jontiff, Roberta
Meyerson, Chairwomen, SHORASHIM, Marianne Bobick, Presi-
dent, SCJF, Carol Effrat, Guest Speaker.
munal services to care for them.
As mothers with healthy children,
women have a responsibility to
care for other children whose
mothers are not able to care for
them. She mentioned specifically
the Iranian children in the United
States whose parents could not
escape Iran.
This first Shorashim program, a
brunch for approximately 40
women, was held last Thursday at
the home of Marilyn and Joseph
Zinns in the Woodfield Hunt Club.
Century Village
Dr. and Mrs. Hyman Henkin of
Century Village were honored
recently with the Chai Award for
outstanding service to the Jewish
community in South County and
in New York.
Marianne Bobick, president of
the South County Jewish Federa-
tion, was on hand to present the
Chai Award to Netti and Hyman
Henkin, at a party attended by
nearly 150 people. Israeli Folk
Singer Yaacov Sassi was a special
guest and the flavor of the after-
noon was Israeli and Yiddish.
Credit for the success of this
gala should be given to Charles
Seibel, 1986 Federation/UJA
chairman of Century Village, and
his associate chairmen consisting
of Rabbi Donald D. Grain, Nor-
man Fialkow, Albert Z. Fine,
Alvin Greenfield, Pearl and
Isadore Levine, Edythe Rosen,
and Lou Zwiebach.
This year, with over $50,000
pledged, the Century Village
Campaign (which is still in pro-
gress) is running 26 percent ahead
of last year's figures.
(Left, to right), Ben Bussin, chairman. Family Div.; Marianne
Bobiek, president, South County Jewish Federation; Netti and
Hyman Henkin, honorees; Charles Seibel, chairman. Century
Village.
The Henkins receiving the Chai Award from Marianne Bobick.
Yaakov Sassi, popular Israeli
entertainer from South County.
Jewish Support for Aid to Contras
Continued from Page 1
ministation's position in placing
human rights at the top of its
agenda with the Soviet Union, its
priority assignment to the war on
international terrorism, and its
refusal to talk with the PLO until
it recognizes Israel's right to exist
and I'nitcii Nations Security
Nicaraguan capital that "what
Council Resolution 242 and 338.
He also expressed gratitude to
Agudath Israel's support for the
Administration's policy of favor-
ing tuition tax credits for students
in the non-public schools.
The Agudath Israel delegation
was also briefed on Administra-
tion policies by Secretary of
Education William Bennett, At-
torney General Edwin Meese,
Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development Samuel Pierce, and
on other topics by a dozen key
Congressional members, in-
cluding Senate Majority leader
Robert Dole.
Left to right: Marilyn Zinns, hostess; Carol Effrat, guest speaker,
Bea HoUobow, Toni Berliner, Noni Jontiff, chairwomen for
SHORASHIM, Barbara Schuman, tiaucation Co-Chairwoman;
Roberta Meyerson, Chairwoman, SHORASHIM; Marianw
Bobick, President, SCJF. (Not pictured: Karen Weiss,
chairwoman, SHORASHIM)
co-
YLD To Hold
Dinner-Dance
Gary Scharf, chairman of
the Social Committee of the
Young Leadership Division
has announced that Craig
Richman will chair the
Young Leadership Dinner-
Dance to be held on May 3,
at the Boca West Country
Club.
Richman has been active
in Federation activities for
the past two years, and cur-
renily is vice-chairman of
Young Leadership Division
He has also served as chair-
man for Executive Develop-
men t for Super Sunday.
Craig Richman
According to Scharf, "nobody is better liked than Craig
Richman. His appointment as chairman of the dance will
ensure a successful evening."
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Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 17
The Family Division is running
at least 20 percent ahead of last
year, which gives its committee
members and volunteers a
tremendous sense of satisfaction.
This was one of the highlights
pointed out to some 60 leaders of
the Family Division gathered at
the home of Rose and Arthur
Lebersfeld in Woodfield Hunt
Club recently for a Gala cocktail
party, for the major gifts category
of the division.
Benjamin Bussin. chairman of
the Family Division, imparted this
bit of information along with a
status report and an updated
description of local community
needs.
Dr. Gerald Meister, a native of
Great Britain and director of the
Institute for Inter-Religious
Studies at Bar-Ilan University in
Ramat-Gan, Israel, was the guest
speaker. Dr. Meister, fluent in
several languages and possessed
of an extraordinary sense of
humor, had no trouble reaching
out to his audience, according to
Sid Pearce, chairman of the event.
Pearce said it is impossible to
Family Division chairman Ben Bussin, left, with Rose and Ar-
thur Lebersfeld, hosts, and Sid Pearce, chairman of the Major
Gifts Gala Party.
Ben Bussin and Sid Pearce with the guest speaker. Dr. Gerald
Meister.
report on such an event without
expressing thanks to a devoted
committee. He also singled out
three persons who were not
members of the committee, but
volunteered great efforts to make
the party a success: "Murray
Lowenbraun of Kings Point,
Lillian Young of Coco Woods and
Charles Seibel of Century Village.
Harris Poll
On Anti-Semitism in the Farm Belt
The committee, including: Sid Pearce, chairman; Joe Schenk;
Samuel Rothman; Morris W. Morris; Ben Karpen; Isadore Dy-
mond; and Benjamin Bernold. Other committee members, not in
the photo, were Al Krop, Sol Lapidus, and Salome Noun.
Since last year's ABC-TV 20/20
segment on anti-Semitism in the
farm belt, its scary message of
brewing anti-Semitism in the farm
belt has been the subject of con-
cerned press conferences and
meetings. Regrettably the ex-
ploitation of the subject exceeded
by far a studied assessment of it.
AI)L early on criticized 20/20 for
its faulted reportage; we did so,
however, more out of our ex-
perience and our trained observa-
tions than because we had a full
scale profile of the financially
besieged American farmers' at-
titudes toward Jews,
Because some were crying wolf,
because the extent of anti-
Semitism in the farm belt needed
dispassionate measuring and
weighing, ADL commissioned a
Louis Harris poll to probe at-
titudes in Iowa and Nebraska.
Polling was conducted on Jan. 23
and 24; Harris interviewers asked
in-depth questions of 600 people in
the farm belt.
The resuls confirm that charges
of growing anti-Semitism in our
farm lands were grossly exag-
gerated; that the organizations
which would foster anti-Semitism
by attempts to capitalize on the
farmers' economic plight have
failed in their mission; in short,
that the American farmer is
decidedly not as vulnerable to
bigotry as those who shrilly cried
"Anti-Semitism" would have us
believe.
Indeed, those polled placed the
greatest blame for their plight on
Congress, on local bankers and
loan agencies, on the Reagan Ad-
ministration, on the Farmers
Home Administration, on the
Federal Reserve Board, and in-
terestingly, on the farmers
themselves.
When asked to what extent
certain religious groups, such as
Jews" were responsible for the
economic problems of the farmer,
'our percent said "a great deal,"
nne percent said "somewhat,"
and the vast majority said "not
very much" or "not at all." The
pollsters concluded that "the
wrath of rural people and farmers
lr> particular is much more focused
on political types ... in terms of
'"ame. the political and economic
^tablishments receive much more
hlame than religious minorities
s"ch as the Jews."
Another section of the poll was
designed to ascertain to what
degree rural Iowans and
Nebraskans were familiar with
and receptive to active extremist
and/or anti-Semitic groups. Of
these polled, half were aware of
the National Agricultural Press
Association (NAPA), 29 percent
had heard of the Populist Party,
and even fewer were acquainted
with the Posse Comitatus (24 per-
cent), the Covenant, the Sword
and the Arm of the Lord (15 per-
cent), and Liberty Lobby (14
percent).
Moreover, and especially signifi-
cant in view of the 20/20 program,
Harris and Associates reported
that "when asked if they had been
to any meetings or belonged to the
organization, 98 percent said they
had no such association with these
groups." By and large, according
to the poll, "direct involvement
has been minimal and minute."
In an attempt to gauge the ex-
tent of anti-Semitism in the two
states, our commissioned poll also
asked whether individuals agreed
or disagreed with a series of
statements about Jews and other
minorities. The responses to the
following statements were
revealing:
The radical right is much more
dangerous than Kahane, Sprinzak
argued, because its leaders are
"some of the most educated and
talented Israelis." For example,
he noted that those arrested and
tried for participating in the
Jewish underground included
highly educated Israelis officers
from the army.
Sprinzak contended that the
radical right would have been
much less successful if more Arab
countries and the PLO had
recognized Israel. Continued Arab
rejection of the Jewish State
weakens the efforts of Peace Now
and other groups on the political
left which argue for a peaceful set-
tlement of the Arab-Israeli
conflict.
Such groups need the support of
American Jews, Sprinzak said.
"American Jews can contribute to
Israel the lessons of pluralism,
tolerance, and the rule of law.
In his remarks. San Francisco
CRC director Earl Raab implored
American Jewish communal
leaders to redouble their commit-
ment U> pluralism in the United
States and to support those
groups in Israel working against
the siege mentality. Observing
that while American Jews have
until now avoided interfering in
internal Israeli affairs, Raab went
on to say, "We may have entered
a new stage in which we will
become more explicit about the in-
ternal character of Israel."
a. "Jews are irritating because
they are too aggressive"
24 percent agreed, however
61 percent disagreed.
b. "Jews feel superior to other
groups"
27 percent agreed, but 60 per-
cent disagreed. .
c. "The Jewish lobby in the
United States is far too powerful
for the good of this country"
Continued on Page 18
Unusual, exciting hors d'ouevres were part of the "little things"
which made the party a success.
Israel Police Mount Search in 2nd Shooting of Girl
TEL AVIV (JTA) Police
are searching for an unidentified
male suspect in the shooting of a
West German tourist whose com-
atose body was left for dead in a
field belonging to Kibbutz
Revivim in the Negev Friday.
The victim was identified Mon-
day as Miriam Stucker, 20, who
was shot in the head and is in
critical condition at a Beersheba
hospital where she remains in a
coma. The identification was
made by a friend, a German man
who works at the Nabatean ex-
perimental farm in the Negev. He
said the young woman was on the
way to visit him when she was
shot.
Police believe the shooting oc-
curred Friday afternoon. Two
women kibbutz volunteers who
were in an orchard at the time told
police they heard shots but
thought it was a hunter. They said
they saw a man leave the area
later and drive away in a late
model white four-door car.
Stucker was found Saturday by a
kibbutz member who thought at
first that she was asleep. When
she failed to move they discovered
she was seriously wounded.
The police said they would sub-
ject the two women witnesses to
hypnosis which might produce a
more detailed description of the
man they saw or his car. They said
the method was used in their in-
vestigation of a very similar
shooting last summer. The victim
then, too, was a young woman
who was shot in the head and left
in a field in the Revivim area. That
shooting also occurred on a Fri-
day. Neither Stucker nor the
earlier victim had been sexually
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Astronomer Raps Israel's 'Star Wars'
By AVIVA CANTOR
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Dr. Carl Sagan, the space
scientist known for his
struggle against the nuclear
arms race, is voicing strong
opposition to Israel's joining
the U.S. "Star Wars"
(Strategic Defense In-
itiative) program, which
Israel has indicated it is
ready to do.
"Star Wars is bad for the
world, which includes Israel.
Anything that is bad for the world
is bad for Israel... If the world is
destroyed, Israel is destroyed as
well, Jews are destroyed as well,"
he told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency.
SAGAN EXPRESSED these
views in an interview on the eve of
his receiving the Shalom Center's
first Brit HaDorot (Convenant of
the Generations) Peace Award at
the Plaza Hotel here. The Award,
shared with Boston's Jewish
Coalition for a Peaceful World,
was recently presented to Jews
who work to prevent a nuclear
holocaust.
The scientist and author, who is
the David Duncan Professor of
Astronomy and Space Sciences
and director of the Laboratory for
Planetary Studies at Cornell
University, is engaged in resear-
ching and alerting the world of the
threat of a "nuclear winter" as
the consequence of an atomic war,
and to preventing such a war.
Sagan rejected the theory, ad-
vanced by some Jews, that a
reduction of nuclear weapons by
the United States would create an
"imbalance" vis-a-vis the Soviet
Union and thus leave Israel more
vulnerable in the Middle East.
"ALL THIS is simply buying
the baloney of the Reagan Ad-
ministration," he said. "The ac-
tual situation is that the Soviet
Union can destroy the U.S. many
times over, and the U.S. can
destroy the Soviet Union many
times over. Both sides have an in-
vulnerable nuclear capability, and
therefore the idea of an imbalance
is silly. He called the number of
nuclear weapons in the world
60,000 "obscene."
Furthermore, Sagan said, it is a
"mistake to think of Israel's sur-
vival ... as determined only by
what happens in the Mideast. A
nation can be utterly destroyed in
a nuclear war even if no nuclear
weapons are dropped on its ter-
ritory. We are all dependents on
each other." Avoidance of nuclear
war must be the first priority for
the Jewish community and
everybody else, he said.
Sagan was severely critical of
Israel's alleged military and
nuclear collaboration with South
Africa. "I think it's very similar to
Israel cooperating with Nazi Ger-
many," he told the JTA. "It's
very hard to undertand how a na-
tion composed largely of people
who fled a vicious and racist
regime can then become militarily
allied with a vicious and racist
regime."
ASKED WHETHER such
cooperation is justified because of
Israel's struggle for survival,
Sagan retorted: "Is everything
permissible, no matter what prin-
ciple, in terms of perceived na-
tional survival? Would that have
an acceptable (justifiation) for
people siding with the Nazis in
World War II? What did Jews
think about that?"
The same "survival justifies
everything" view by some U.S.
government agencies after World
War II led them to import German
scientists who had worked with
the Nazis, for the purpose of
building rockets here. "It goes
straight to U.S.-Soviet enmity,"
he said, which is also the issue in
the nuclear arms race. "The ques-
tion is, is anything permissible in
the case of opposing the Soviet
Union?"
Sagan believes that the most
likely conclusion that would
emerge from an independent com-
mission's investigation of the im-
portation of those scientists and
other experts proposed by
Brooklyn District Attorney
Elizabeth Holtzman, a former
New York Congressional
Representative would be that
"we thought it more important to
have weapons to fight the Rus-
sians than to prosecute the
criminals of World War II."
THE DEVELOPMENT of
rockets, and of nuclear fission,
were not the only "legacy" of
Nazi Germany, said Sagan. In a
major address at the World
Jewish Congress convention in
Jerusalem earlier this year, he
said that "Nazi Germany has pro-
vided us with an armory the
means and the attitudes sufficient
for nuclear obliteration." Sagan
continued:
"I am struck by how profoundly
(the U.S. and the USSR) are in-
fluenced by Adolf Hitler. Each na-
tion threatens the other with in-
struments of mass destruction
developed in Nazi Germany. Each
uses propaganda techniques refin-
ed in Nazi Germany."
Sagan was asked by JTA
whether Jews, because of the
Holocaust, should have some
special perspective on nuclear war
or a "duty to warn that this
planet can be transformed into a
crematorium," as one rabbi put it.
He replied:
"THOSE WHO have ex-
perience with mass murder
Harris Poll
Continued from Page 17
30 percent agreed, and 50 per-
cent disagreed.
When asked if Jews in this coun-
try have too much power, 27 per-
cent agreed, while 53 percent
believed Jews have "the right
amount" of power. In a follow-up
question, 14 percent believed
"steps should be taken to reduce
the power and influence that Jews
now have in this country," but 65
percent opposed such steps.
These figures are highly signifi-
cant, particularly in the context of
the current crisis in the farm belt.
In previous polls repeated over
many years, approximately one-
third of those polled have tradi-
tionally expressed anti-Semitic
sentiments, while another third
have been philo-Semitic and the
remaining third non-committal.
Indeed, the anti-Semitic quotient
for rural Midwestern whites in the
landmark University of California
study (1969) was 52 percent. The
fact that only 27 percent of those
questioned in the ADL/Harris poll
believed Jews have too much
power indicates that the decline in
farmers' fortunes has not been ac-
companied by a concomitant rise
in anti-Semitism; America's
farmers, by and large, are simply
not engaging in scapegoating.
A direct comparison of the Har-
ris and the University of Califor-
nia studies would not be ap-
propriate because they were con-
ducted in different ways, but it is
noteworthy that despite the hard
times fanners face and the an-
ticipated scapegoating that ac-
companies difficulties, anti-
Semitism has not caught hold. A
substantial majority of those ques-
tioned in the Harris Poll are simp-
ly not anti-Semitic no matter
viewers with alarm.
organized by the nation-state, but
also with propaganda and deceit
by Hitler Germany, ought to be
especially sensitive to similar ac-
tivities by various nation-states."
But at the same time Sagan,
when asked whether his being
Jewish influenced his efforts to
help prevent nuclear war,
answered, "not especially." The
world, he told JTA, is at grave
risk, and everybody all
religions, races, and ethnic groups
"are all in this together.
"There is no special ethnic or
religious sensibility that applies
here," he said. "In fact, it is the
very opposite: the fact that we are
all equally threatened has some
potential of bring us together."
Jews, like all other groups, should
put preventing a nuclear
holocaust at the top of their list of
priorities "not because they are
Jews but because they are
human."
Cost of Living Up
TEL AVIV (JTA) The cost
of living index rose by 1.6 percent
during February, after falling by
1.3 percent in the previous month,
the Central Bureau of Statistics
announced.
Mrs. Estelle Slomovitz of North Miami Beach (left) grins proudly
as her son Albert, a rabbi in the U.S. Navy, receives the coveted
'Chaplain of the Year' award from the Reserve Officers Associa-
tion of the United States. Slomovitz, who grew up in South
Florida, is a lieutenant commander stationed at the Naval
Training Facility in Great Lakes, III.
The Young Leadership Division of SCJF
Aliyah Council of South County
Projenet of Levis Jewish Community Center
Co-sponsor a lecture
"BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL"
by
LEOOSHEROFF
Israeli Businessman and Entrepreneur
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3,1986
At 7:30 p.m.
At the Jewish Campus
336 NE Spanish River Blvd.
For more info call Robin, 395-3521

Osheroff:
A Portrait of Success
Israel in its struggle to attain self-
sufficiency, is developing a high-
technology economy based on the
enormous skills of her people. The key
to the success of the venture lies in
finding foreign venture capital and
making investors aware of the financial
opportunities available.
To that end, Leo Osheroff, an
American-Israeli industrialist, has been
prominent for over 30 years in meeting
with American business leaders.
Osheroff and his family made aliyah
to Israel in 1969. In 1965, they founded
the firm of Arta, Ltd., specializing in
fine arts, commercial arts and engineer-
ing supplies. Today Arta is the largest
business of its type in Israel, with 11
retail branches throughout the country.
Activism in Jewish affairs began
early for Osheroff. In 1945, he insti-
gated and organized a youth defense
group to protect Jews being victimized
by extremists in the Miami area. Later,
as a student at the University of Florida,
he organized a chapter of the Inter-
collegiate Zionist Federation of America
(IZFA).
Osheroff has remained active in
Jewish affairs throughout the years,
including 35 years of involvement with
the Association of Americans and
Canadians in Israel (AACI). He and his
wife currently reside in Savyon, Israel


Friday, March 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 19
In Israel Colleges ...
... And Local Friends
TAU Associates Will Host
Expert On Terrorism
Dr. Yosef Olmert, an expert on
International terrorism, will ad-
dress members of the Seminar
Associates of the American
Friends of Tel Aviv University on
Monday April 21, in Boca Raton.
The Seminar Associates is a
group of leaders committed to ad-
vancing Israel's economic
development, national security
and quality of life through support
of higher education in the Jewish
State, specifically at Tel Aviv
U. which is Israel's largest.
Meeting at regular intervals,
the Seminar Associates has
hosted diplomats, military person-
nel and experts on international
issues. The meetings are attended
by members of the business and
professional community who are
interested in higher education in
Israel and who wish to hear
stimulating speakers.
Dr. Yossi Olmert
Dr. Olmert is Director of the
Syria and Lebanon desks at the
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle
Eastern and African Studies at
Tel Aviv University. He has writ-
ten countless articles on the Mid-
dle East and trends in world ter-
rorism. Dr. Olmert is a commen-
tator on Middle Eastern affairs
for Israel's Educational TV, Israel
Army Radio, the Voice of Israel,
The Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz,
Davar and several foreign
newspapers.
During the TWA hijacking last
summer, Dr. Olmert served as
commentator for the US news
media. His assessment of the
situation and Syria's involvement
helped the public understand why
Assad acted to end the ordeal.
With 18,500 degree candidates
and an additional 8,500 students
enrolled in other programs. Tel
Aviv University is the largest in-
stitution of higher learning in the
Middle East.
Justice Done in Atlanta for Leo Frank
ATLANTA (JTA) -
Leo Frank, the Atlanta Jew
lynched in 1915 after being
convicted of the murder of a
13-year-old girl who worked
in the factory where he was
a superintendent, received a
posthumous pardon last
week from the Georgia
Board of Pardons and
Paroles.
The pardon, signed by all five
members of the board chaired by
Wayne Snow, Jr., came over two
years after the board head refused
such an exoneration because, it
then said, "it is impossible to
decide conclusively the guilt or in-
nocence of Frank."
THE BOARD had reopened the
case after the late Alonzo Mann,
then 85, came forward to say that,
as an office boy of 14 in the pencil
factory where the murder of Mary
Phagan took place, he had seen
the janitor carry her body to the
basement.
The parole board claimed in
December, 1983 that Mann's
statement did not provide any
new evidence. Major American
Jewish organizations-including
the American Jewish Committee,
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith, and the National
Jewish Community Relations Ad-
visory Council expressed shock
at the board's refusal of the
posthumous pardon.
The board, in granting the par-
don, gave an account of the entire
case, concluding that finding
"conclusive evidence proving
beyond any doubt that Frank was
innocent" was a standard of proof
"almost impossible to satisfy"
especially for "a 70-year-old
case." The board's statement
continued:
"WITHOUT attempting to ad-
dress the question of guilt or in-
nocence and in recognition of the
state's failure to protect the per-
son of Leo M. Frank and thereby
preserve his opportunity for con-
tinued legal appeal of his convic-
tion, and in recognition of the
state's failure to bring his killers
to justice," the board hereby
grants Frank a pardon.
The account of the case given by
the board in its statements begins
with the murder of Phagan on
April 26, 1913, which "shocked
and outraged" Georgia residents.
Frank, it said, was charged with
the murder and convicted August
25, 1913 and sentenced to death.
The case came before Gov. John
Slaton after unsuccessful appeals.
"The Governor was under enor-
mous pressure. Many wanted
Frank to hang and the emotions of
some were fired by prejudice
about Frank being Jewish and a
factory superintendent from the
north."
SLATON commuted Frank's
death sentence to life imprison-
ment on June 21, 1915. "On the
night of August 16, 1915, a group
of armed men took Frank by force
from the state prison at
Milledgeville, transported him to
Cobb County and early the next
morning lynched him," the
board's statement continued.
The lynching, according to the
board, "resulted from the State of
Georgia's failure to protect
Frank." It then failed to
"prosecute any other (sic) lyn-
chers," thus "compounding the in-
justice" done Frank.
What the board statement did
not relate was that after the lyn-
ching, armed mobs roamed the
streets of Atlanta, forcing Jewish
business firms to close their doors.
About 1,500 of Georgia's Jewish
population of 3,000 fled, and
others were targets of a boycott.
THE REACTIONS of the
events the trial where mobs
screamed anti-Semitic slogans
through the windows and to the
lynching were so intense that they
catalyzed the establishment of the
Anti-Defamation League. The
events also spawned a revival of
the Ku Klux Klan. The 1983
refusal of the Board of Pardons
and Paroles to grant Frank a
posthumous parole revived the
traumatic memories and bit-
terness of the Jews who had lived
through the events.
The posthumous pardon of
Frank was "welcomed with a
sense of gratitude" by Gerald
Cohen, president of the Atlanta
Jewish Federation, at a news con-
ference later in the afternoon, as a
"historic decision."
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