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w-<| The Jewish "^ y
of South County
Volume 8 Number 17
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, April 25,1986
FndStiochi Price 35 Cents

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Jewish Women in Profes-
sions 4
"Grandma" Freud ..
Tom Dineo* AIPAC
page 8
A Profile. The Brenners
. page 10
Family Violence in Israel
page 14
Happy (And Kosher)
Passover To All
The above is a page from the Hagada, a depiction of the
Ten Plagues done by the "Zeigermacher" of Safad a
rtist by the name of Sholem Moskowitz who died in
1980 (at the age of 95 or so). Moskowit/.. who was a wat-
chmaker and toymaker by profession, was "discovered" by
the famed Yosse! Bregner in the 50's, and by the 70's his
work was being auctioned by Sotheby's and bringing in as
much as $5(1,0011.
NOTE: Because of Post Office regulations, we continue
in date the paper as appearing on Friday; this week Fri-
day, April 25. However, this Friday is the Second Da\
Passover, and in effect, this paper is the issue of the e\<
-over, which means it has been sent out before the ad-
vent of the Holyday.

Pmie 14 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 18, 198*"
Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 25, 1986

Capital Campaign
Activity in the Capital
Campaign continues to ac-
celerate, according to Abby
Levine, chairman of the ef-
fort. He added that the
tremendous response to the
early stage of the campaign
has now yielded over $2.5
million toward the $14
million necessary to build
the new Jewish campus on
State Road 7 (U.S. 441).
Levine reported two new ap-
pointments have been made to the
Steering Committee. Ken
Endelson will serve as co-
chairman of the Real Estate Divi-
sion, working together with
Henry Yusem. Additionally. Saul
Weinberger will serve as chair-
man of In-Kind Gifts.
The Steering Committee will
hold its next meeting on Thurs-
day, May 8 to review the progress
of the campaign and to refine
plans for the next phase of its ac-
tivity. Abby Levine commented
that "there is a very strong sense
of commitment to this undertak-
ing on the part of the Steering
Committee. With leadership like
this I am confident the campaign
will be most successful."
Henry Yusem and Ken
Endelson, co-chairmen of the Real
Estate Division are formulating
plans for a special reception to in-
form members of the real estate
and development community
more widely about the Capital
Campaign. They noted that "it is
imperative that this group plays a
lead role in the effort."
Levine mentioned that "Town
Hall" meetings are being
developed. As part of these ses-
sions, a model of the new campus
will be available to make the ex-
citing dimensions of this project
even more visible.
He requested that anyone in-
terested in working with the
Capital Campaign please contact
Kim Marsh, Director of Capital
Development at the Federation,
Endelson Co-Chairs
Real Estate Division
Ken Endelson. newly appointed
co-chairman of the Real Estate
Division of the Capital Campaign,
believes that "the community
needs a first-class central place
for services, including sports,
arts, culture, as well as care for
the elderly and children."
Endelson has lived in South
County for the past eight years
and has "witnessed incredible
changes in the area."
As an attorney and builder,
originally from Manhattan,
Endelson finds "the prime loca-
tion, easy access to transporation,
great weather, and pleasant en-
vironment the key factors which
have impelled the growth in this
area." He believes that these
same factors have played into the
dramatic growth of the local
Jewish community as well. As a
builder, he has witnessed an in-
creasing percentage of Jewish
population in the area.
Endelson s involvement with
community work grew out of his
experiences at Temple Beth El
and "meeting people who really
want to help out through the
Federation." He noted that this
example of leadership was set
before him by his step-father who
Ken Endelson
is active in Palm Beach. But com-
munity involvement is a family af-
fair and his wife. Sherry, is quite
active as well.
Excited about the Capital Cam-
paign, Endelson believes that "an
attractive central location with
strong agencies will make it easier
for people to meet and for us to
grow as a community." He stress-
ed that having a "first class" JCC
facility will do much to attract
families and individuals to the
Leonard Rochwarger, Buffalo
business executive and com-
munity leader, has been elected
president of JWB, the leader-
ship network and central ser-
vice agency for 275 Jewish
Community Centers. YM-
YWHAs and camps in North
America serving more than one
million Jews. He succeeds
Esther Leah Ritz. of

Passover's Intricacies
A Challenge to Modern Jews
There is probably more to learn
concerning Passover in terms
of tradition and Jewish Law
than there is about any other
Jewish festival. Jews have always
tended to be more conscious of
their inadequate "knowhow"
when it came to Passover, than
about any other Jewish calendaric
event. .
Hence, a typical East European
Jewish joke tells the story of a
Jew who did not know how to
prepare a Seder, and sent his wife
to spy through a neighbor's win-
dow, to see how they do it. The
wife came back some time later,
and refused to say anything. The
husband asked her several times
what she saw, but she refused to
Finally, he lost his patience,
grabbed a broom and began to BW
ing at her. At which point, she
yelled: "So you know how to make
a Seder! Why did you send me to
peek through our neighbors'
The key lies in the myriad of
preparations and ceremonies
which precede the actual holiday
celebration. There is the thorough
cleaning of the house to get rid of
any possible hametz which,
though literally means "leaven,"
has come to designate a broader
category of things for year-round
use but not dedicated to Passover.
It's like a deep spring cleaning,
but culminates in a ceremony, the
night before Pessah, of "Bedikat
Hametz." Bits of bread are placed
throughout the house and
gathered with a feather brush into
a bag, to be burnt the next morn-
ing (Bi 'ur Hametz).
Then there is the selling of
hametz all the leaven-
contaminated dishes, utensils and
paraphernalia which one does not
wish to destroy or throw out and
which cannot be "kashered," are
stored together in a sealed-off
place, and sold to a non-Jew (by
giving a rabbi the power-of-
attorney to do so), to be repur-
chased after the holiday.
On the morning of the eve of
Passover all First-Born are sup-
posed to fast, both as a gesture of
thanks that Jewish first-born
were spared, as well as a sign of
regret at the death of the op-
pressors' first-born by the 10th
plague, when the "passing over"
was done in Egypt. Since,
however, it is not becoming to
usher in a holiday by fasting, it is
customary to make the fast un-
necessary by conducting a festive
ceremony of concluding the study
of a tractate of the Talmud, in the
course of which a Se'udat mitzvah
a festive meal is held, which
supercedes the fast .
Another item in the prepara-
tion?, is the "kashering" of glass
and metal utensils (each with its
own procedures) for use on
Passover, bjl using superheated
water bj no means a simple
Baking the matza is another
item Nowadays relatively few
people the noted exceptions are
among the strictly Orthodox and
Hasaidic groups buy Matza
Shmura." This "guarded matza"
is handbaked, and is closely wat-
ched from the harvesting of the
wheat through every stage until
the matza comes out of the oven.
In order to bake this special mat-
za, the water used must come
from a well, and must also meet
certain supervision requirements.
More common, but not always
less problematic, are the prepara-
tions of the specific foods required
for the Seder. Not, mind you, that
the Seder is a specialized meal, as
many people seem to think ...
The meal is but one aspect of the
Seder, which has 15 "headings"
or procedures.
With all the preparations and
the knowledge required to "run"
a seder and celebrate Passover, it
is no wonder that in America it
has become good business to
organize mass seders (sedarim. in
Hebrew) in the form of catered
meals with or without a cantor or
rabbi leading the ceremonial
It is also why the custom of
wishing people a "Kosher
Pessah" is still deep rooted -
even among many who otherwise
care nothing for keeping kosher.
There are many, apparently, who
make certain their Passover
celebration is strictly kosher even
if they do not keep kosher during
the rest of the year.
Blue Cross Signs Agreement
With Herzliya To Cover Costs
a TEL AuVIyL~ (JTA) Blue Cross-Blue Shield, the
American health insurance corporation, has signed an
agreement with the Herzliya Medical Center to cover the
costs ol nospitahzation and treatment of American olim or
Israel1021" tUnStS Wh ned medicaI attention whi,e in
THE AGREEMENT is reportedly the first of its kind
witn a foreign hospital since Blue Cross-Blue Shield signed
WorldWaMI ** American HosP>^ in Paris during
tha Mhe a3Jee!neK Presntly covers only subscribers from
the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas but
Hp3iu?fi2? ?5 exPected to be included later. The
ed hv i ?n 1?ICal Center' founded three years ago, is staff-
the wnte P^yMaaM Wno conduct ^^ Private P"6** at

Friday, April 25, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Edited by Mrrin A. Kirncr
Common Questions
On Estate Planning
Editor'* note: This week's col-
umn answers several commonly
asked questions regarding estate
Q: My husband died owning
stocks in his name only. His will
left his estate to me. The bank told
me I would need a "court order"
to transfer the stocks to me. Do I
need a lawyer to probate the will
or can I do it on my own?
A: Any time someone dies own-
ing an asset in their individual
name, the asset must be probated.
If the size of the estate is less than
$60,000, a summary administra-
tion, which is quick and inexpen-
sive, can be done. I doubt whether
you can complete the probate on
your own. Consult a lawyer and
ask him what he would charge
you. It may be less than you think.
People tend to over-estimate the
costs of lawyer fees.
Q: Would it be a good idea to put
my son's name on the deed to my
house and my stocks?
A: The answer is usually No.
You will lose the homestead ex-
emption for real estate taxes
unless your son resides in the
home with you. If you ever want
to sell the home, you will need his
signature. If he gets divorced or is
sued for anything, you may have a
lien on your property because of
him. There are also adverse gift
and estate tax consequences. Any
time you transfer property to your
children in joint names, you are
taking a big risk. Holding assets in
joint names with your children
may be hazardous to your health,
as well as your wealth.
Q: What information do I need
to bring when I see an attorney
about estate planning?
A: I always ask clients to bring a
list of their assets and how title is
held; a copy of their last year's in-
come tax return; and a copy of
their old will. I need this informa-
tion in order to determine their
goals and objectives and how best
to shape their plan to achieve the
maximum tax and probate
Q: My husband, Harry, is ter-
minally ill. He does not want to be
put on life-support. It if becomes
necessary for him to be hospitaliz-
ed, how do we prevent the
hospital from doing this to him?
A: Your question raises impor-
tant issues. Should a spouse be
forced to bankrupt herself emo-
tionally and financially when
there is no hope for recovery?
When is medical treatment inap-
propriate? Do people have the
right to refuse extraordinary and
often painful treatment that will
prolong their life a few days?
Many people want to spare then
families the pain of making these
decisions by making their wishes
known long before the need
arises. Florida has recently
recognized that right by a new law
called a Living Will. "Living
Wills" are documents which peo-
ple give instruction about how
much extraordinary care they
want used to artificially sustain
their lives when the illness is ter-
minal and death is imminent.
Harry needs a Living Will
stating that he does not want his
life prolonged by artificial means,
which document must be signed
by two witnesses and notarized.
Q: I have a Revocable Living
Trust naming my son and me as
co-trustees, t sold a stock and my
broker tells me that in order to
sell, I need my son's signature.
This is a mess. Is there no way I
can sign my name only?
A: Yes, amend the trust so that
you are the only trustee during
your own lifetime, and upon your
death or disability, your son is
named successor trustee.
Q: We had brand new wills
drawn in New York by an at-
torney who tells me the wills are
good in Florida. Is he correct?
A: It depends on what you call a
good will. Your will only disposes
of assets that are in your in-
dividual name. The will will not
avoid probate of your assets, pro-
tect you if you become disabled,
keep your affairs private, or avoid
the delays and expense of court
proceedings. If your estate is over
$500,000, each dollar above this
figure for an individual is taxed at
rates beeinniiur at 34 percent to
A: Yes, you have established a
Totten Trust, which avoids pro-
bate upon your death. Your wife
will receive the money upon your
death by presenting a death cer-
tificate. If you become disabled,
she will not be able to get to the
money. Consider a Durable Fami-
ly Power of Attorney, which will
give her the right to use the
money if you become disabled.
Q: I would like to make a gift of
stock to my daughter. What is the
amount one can give tax-free?
A: The Gift Tax annual exclu-
sion is $10,000 per donee. With
gift-splitting, spouses can transfer
a total of $20,000 per donee each
year without gift tax.
Any amounts paid on behalf of
any individual as tuition to an
educational organization, or as
payment for the individual's
medical care, will not be con-
sidered a gift. The exclusion for
medical expenses and tuition is in
addition to the $10,000 annual gift
tax exclusion and is permitted
without regard to the relationship
between the donor and the donee.
Craig Donoff
56 percent. Without knowing the
size of your estate, how the assets
are titled, or what your objectives
are, it would be impossible to
determine whether you have a
good will.
Value is never what you pay.
Value is always what you receive.
Q: I have a bank account with
$50,000 in it. It is in my name "in
trust" for my wife. Does it avoid
probate upon my death?
Mr. Donoff is an attorney prac-
ticing in Boca Raton and presi-
dent of the Boca Raton Estate
Planning Council. Taring Matters
is edited by Marvin A- Kirsner on
behalf of the JCF legal and Tax
Actress Vanessa Redgrave Still
Trying to Get Performance Ban
Actress Vanessa Redgrave
is proposing a resolution
before the Council of Actors
Equity in London which
seeks to ban British
members of the Equity from
performing in Israel. The
Council is expected to vote
on the resolution, submitted
by 20 Equity members and
signed by 36 others, at its
annual meeting in London
last week.
The proposed resolution states:
"We demand the Council (of Equi-
ty) issue standing instruction to
all Equity members not to per-
form in Israel (occupied Palestine)
and that it obtain agreements
from the BBC and ITV banning
the sale of all recorded material
involving Equity members for
broadcast and exhibition in the
State of Israel." ITV is Britain's
independent television network.
the associate dean of the Los
Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal
Center, wrote to Patty Duke,
president of the Screen Actor's
Guild, urging that the Guild make
a public statement on the
Redgrave proposal. According to
Continued on Page 16
wishes you and
your family a
joyous Passover
May the spring festival of
Passover bring you an abundance
of peace and happiness.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday. April 25. 1986
A Vietnamese In Israel
'The Siege'
A Book On Israel..
sculpted in marble but as real p^
It is said that one should not
speak in absolutes. There are. sup- p|e '_ Mme of whf m j"^ f*o-
posedly. no "bests and worsts other intensely who somehow
_ despite the predilection of some managed to pu|, together in 0 *
Sptaoi To 7V South County Jeu-xsk
When the Vietnam war ended.
Phong Le Quang, a South Viet-
namese pilot who fought the Com-
munists, was sent to a brain-
washing camp. There, he was tor-
tured and often had to watch his
friends be caged in metal boxes
that were oppressively hot during
the day and freezing at night. The
Communists forced him to work
10 hours a day in the fields, but
only gave him two pieces of corn
to eat.
Finally. Phong managed to
escape from the camp and flee
with his wife by boat to Thailand,
where he ended up in a refugee
camp. From there, he was allowed
to come to Israel in 1979 in one of
the three groups of Vietnamese
refugees that have come to the
country since 1977.
Taking in these boat-people was
considered a moral imperative by
many Israeli officials, since their
plight paralleled that of thousands
of Jews who tried to flee Nan
Europe during World War II The
Vietnamese were given medical
attention, health insurance, hous-
ing as well as money for living ex-
penses. Yet their absorption into
Israeli society has been turbulent,
laden with social, religious and
financial problems.
Many found Hebrew too dif-
ficult to learn. After fAng bj
months in absorption centers, the
Vietnamese scattered around the
country and have been unable to
meet at any regular frequency
Many of the refugees
dhist and don't have a
where they can pray. They have
no Buddhist cemetery to bury
their dead. And almost all of then
long to be with their famine* who
are still m Vietnam.
"When I came to Israel it was
difficult because it was a whole
new culture. I didn't know about
things tike the SabbarS My wife a
not so happy here. She works in a
hotel. When sac comes home, all
she does a take care of oar
daughter. She has no one to talk
to and nothing else to do.** said
the 38-year-old Phong, who lives
in Tel Avrr and owns a Chinese
restaurant in Jerusalem.
their day-to-day pro-
it is dear that the Viet
grateful that the
Israeu gimrnnmil iisiaul than
from thaw pagat in Thaaaad.
then- homes with
of Meaacnem Begin
the Israeli govern
meat at the tune of their rescue.
as well as wv Israeli flags.
Although absorption officials
have had quite a lot of experience
integrating different Jewish
groups into Israeli society, the
Vietnamese posed a special pro-
blem because they are Non-Jews
and do not share the same
religious and cultural aspirations
as Israelis. To cope with the pro-
blem, teachers were given special
instruction on how to deal with
the children of the Vietnamese
Israelis have generally accepted
the Vietnamese. Israelis admire
them as industrious and conscien-
tious workers who came to their
jobs early, leave late and do the
work of two people. Many Viet
namese have taken jobs in Fac-
tories, hotels, stores or
But socially, the Vietnamese
have chosen to stay among
themselves in their spare time in
an effort to continue their own
cultural and religious heritage.
Problems concerning their
religious customs have been par-
ticularly touchy Buddhists
cremate their dead a practice
which is against Israeli law When
two Vietanmese died in Israel, a
place to bury them had to be found
since there is no Buddhist
cemetery in the country.
Finally, it was decided to inter
the corpses in Christian
cemeteries a solution which
dismayed the Vietnamese Bud-
dhists. A more acceptable solution
is being worked out with the
Ministry of Religion.
Most of the people in the first
group of refugees, who were
helplessly stranded in the ocean
for five days until an Israeli boat
saved them, have left Israel and
joined relatives in London. New
York or San Francisco. But a
large proportion of the Viet
namese from the successive two
groups have remained in Israel.
Although the 350 Vietnamese
who are still in the country are
magazine editors for naming the
best Chinese restaurant in town,
or the worst dry cleaners. Never-
theless. I will defy this probably
wise adage by stating that The
Siege by Conor Cruise O'Brien is
the single best book on Israel that
I've ever read.
The Siege (Simon and Schuster.
1986) is a most uncommon book by
a most uncommon author.
O'Brien, as his name indicates, is
an Irish Catholic. A writer and
editor, he first became interested
in Israel while serving as Ireland's
ambassador to the United Na-
tions Because Ireland is fixed
eligible to become permanent alphabetically between Iraq and
residents, only a third of them Israel. O'Brien's seat in the
have applied. "Israel will never be
a Chinatown for them." observed
Aneh Korat. who heads the Ab-
sorption Ministry's social work
Many Vietnamese are still hop-
ing that someday the Communist
regime in Vietnam will be over-
thrown and that they will be able
to return to their homeland and
their families. Others, like Phon>i
are more realistic about the mat
ter and have reconciled
themselves to living in Israel.
"I will stay here forever From
my heart. Move Israel." Phong
said When his first daughter was
born five years ago. Phong decid-
ed to express his gratitude con-
cretely. He named her Israela
Israel, O'Brien s seat in tne
General Assembly was located
between his two Middle Eastern
counterparts He became friendly
with the Israeli and, ultimately,
fascinated with the story of
Israel's rebirth.
The Siege tells that story in
strong, clean, hard-hitting prose.
For O'Brien, the re-establishment
of Israel and its survival in the
face of the siege waged against it
is "inherently perhaps the
greatest story of modern times "
O'Brien begins at the beginning,
with word portraits of Theodor
Herzl. Chaim Weizmann,
Vladimir Jabotinsky. David Ben-
Gurion. Menachem Beg:n. Abba
Eban and the other key figures
who helped create and preserve
the modern Jewish state. They
historic common effort O'Brien
believes that Zionism is one 0f
history's great success stories
Not only was the Jewish state
established, but that state has
helped reduce the anti-Semitism
that has dogged the Jewish peoni,
for 1,900years. InO'Brien'svSw
it is the existence of a strone
Israel that helps prevent attack*
on Jews even in the Diaspora. It is
only in periods when Israel ap-
pears weak that the anti-Semites
- smelling blood come out of
their closets.
O'Brien describes varioi
moments during the last 38 years
when Israel was weak, dangerous-
ly weak. His description of the
1956 Sinai campaign period -
when Israel was threatened with
nuclear attack by Moscow while
the Eisenhower Administration
pointedly looked the other way -
is particularly harrowing. Equally
disturbing is O'Brien's description
of the role he alleges that
Secretary of State Henry Kiss-
inger played during the disastrous
Yom Kippur War O'Brien
believes and presents suppor-
ting evidence that it was Kiss-
inger who encouraged Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat to "heat
up" the confrontation with Israel
in the fall of 1973. O'Brien writ*
that Kissinger apparently
Continued on Page 17
lExcnyU from an address fry
Dtmntrmk Smith prtsentsd to a
Women's League program at
Baai Torak Congregation. Boca
Because Jewish women have
throughout the centuries been
limited to engaging in only
specified occupations, they have
Warned how to quickly recognise
an opportunity and act upon it.
Established American industry
and businesses were closed to
women until recent decades, so
women have gravitated towards
new industries and new occupa-
tions They have statistically
shown a preference for profes-
saocs and businesses in which they
could be their own bosnti and
fields in
judged by
an tmpersonai marketplace as op-
posed to bureaucratic superiors.
After World War U. there was a
significant lowering of anti
Semitic barriers in tms couatrv
and in the 1960s and tfl
American business began to
employ Jewish college and
Jewish Women in Professional Careers
The Gap Is Closing
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f armmr a i I'm uai o'
CNMlS .X* *^ S3 SC *r* a I
business school graduates in
record members Opportunities
for women greatly increased dur
ing this same time period and
Jewish women were quick to
recognize and seize these oppor-
tunities. We began enrolling in
the best universities and colleges
this country has to offer
Today. Jewish women are twice
as likely as non-Jewish women to
hold college degrees and five
times as likely to hold graduate or
professionai degres. In Boston.
the most carefully studied
American Jewish community,
over a third of Jewish women held
profession!] occupations in 1975
- twice the proportion of gentile
women. More than 20 percent
were business managers or pro-
prietors as opposed to six percent
of gentile women The proportion
holding professional jobs is even
higher in other cities -
Rochester. Nashville. CWvaki I
and Seattle, for example At ieast
a third of the total Jewish work
force is working in professkma;
occupations twice the ratio in
the labor force as a whole.
White u\ America it had beer.
uncommon for women to work
the home, most Eastern
did work and
their family's principal
support. It was also not uncom
mon for immigrant women to
work until their husbands couid
become rttihhnStd in this coun
try. at which time it was a matter
of pnde for them to stay at home
Now. of coarse, a woman working
oatmde the home is not a sign that
"' s heavily depended
apaa by her family
Interestingly, a recent shift has
occurred the Jewish work force
ard the profeanons and away
ess ownership This
trend is true for Jewish
In 1975 in Boston, almost
cupations among younger Jewish
women was nearly five times that
of non-Jews as more and more
Jewish women left clerical and
sales jobs to enter the professions.
Only 10 percent of Jewish women
aged 60 or over and 9 percent of
Jewish women 30 to 39. were
managers or proprietors. The
trend in Boston for gentile
women, on the other hand, was a
movement toward clerical and
sales jobs away from blue-collar
So what does the future hold for
daughters" As Charles E
erman notes in his book. "A
Certain People".
A 1982 survey in Cleveland ask
ed eighteen to twenty-nine-year
old Jews about their parents' oc-
cupations and their own careers
I -areer plans Only one woman
ia twenty expected to be a full-
time housewife, among their
mothers the figure was nearly
eight in twenty. The daughters of
working mothers also expected to
abandon their mothers' occupa-
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mothers, for example, but only 2
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It Is Okay for Jews to Talk Explicitly About (Sh..) Sex
Copyright Baltimore Jewish Timer
Alt Publu-atwn Rights Reserved
The contrasts were so
sharp that they were almost
shocking. The little lady,
standing alone in the bare
hotel hallway, might have
been overwhelmed if it had
not been for her brilliant
yellow knit suit.
And the bright gold of the
woman's hair might have carried
one's eye straight up past her
small face without stopping, had it
not been for the black and white
polkadot scarf around her neck.
But everything worked, and the
familiar face, with its generous
mouth and its friendly eyes,
iurr.peri briskly into focus.
"IT'S NICE to meet you," the
woman said, offering a
diminutive, gratifyingly firm
handshake. The voice coming up
from that 4-foot, 7-inch brightness
spoke in the same enthusiastic,
mitteJ-European accent that we
have heard when its owner is
startling late-night viewers on the
Johnny Carson and David Letter-
man TV shows and taking calls
and dispensing advice on "Sexual-
ly Speaking," her immensely
popular Sunday night radio
But there was little time for con-
versation. A regular-sized lady
poked her head in at the door and
motioned the Munchkin-like
figure into the next room, and
within a few minutes was in-
troducing her to an audience of
500 people who had recently come
to spend "An Evening With Dr.
Ruth," sponsored by the United
Jewish Appeal Federation of
Washington, Women's Division,
at the Capital Hilton.
She was, she told the crowd,
standing on a "Bar Mitzvah box"
to reach the microphone so she
could deliver her talk on "Sexuali-
ty and the Jewish Tradition," a
potpourri of anecdotes, opinions
and (of course) explicit advice to
the curious, perplexed or sexually
was a somewhat more formal ver-
sion of her radio and television
shows, except that its orientation,
in keeping with the character of
the audience, had a Jewish flavor.
Some samples:
"It is perfectly permissible for
us Jews to talk about these mat-
ters (sex) explicitly." The Bible,
the Torah and the Mishnah specify
the necessity for frank discussion.
"The Jewish husband has
three obligations, promised under
the chuppah: to provide food,
shelter and sexual gratification."
"The sages were so smart.
They said that if a man marries a
short wife, he should bend down
and listen to her." (Dr. Ruth
thought that was particularly apt.)
About Purim: "Vashti knew
about sex. She refused to sleep
with Ahasuerus when he was
drunk and might beat her. Vashti
should be celebrated, not only
"The Song of Songs, the most
sensual book of the Bible, is read
fashioned and a square. I'm
against threesomes and group sex
and open marriage. They don't
THEN WHAT is a healthy at-
titude toward sex?
"I think we took the first step
tonight," she said, "by sitting
around and talking openly, so that
people will see that if they nave a
problem, there is help available.
And by talking about things ex-
plicitly, the way we talk about
diet. We in this country talk about
bathroom habits. A physician is
going to ask, 'How is your
bathroom habit? How is your
bowel movement? Everything.
But we are not training physicians
to ask about sexual life."
Furthermore, "One cannot do
therapy on the air. All I do is
educate and give some general ad-
vice. Really, all people want is
mental affirmation." And her suc-
cess, she says, "is not just because
I can talk. It's because of the need
in our society."
Has all of her advice-giving
done anything for her own sex
life? (Dr. Westheimer has been
married to Fred Westheimer, an
engineer and her third husband,
for 24 years and has two children,
Miriam. 29, and Joel, 22.)
"It has improved my skill," she
said with a mischievous giggle.
"Because all that I sav about tak-
on Friday night, the night when it
is a mitzvah to have sex."
"The sages were wise. They
knew that a woman's sexual
satisfaction affects the whole
"The ancients knew about
contraception. The Bible does not
say that sex is only for
"The 12 days of abstinence
during and after menstruation (as
required by Jewish law) can be
"We have to stand up and not
permit the stories about Jewish
women being interested only in
sex before marriage. There is no
difference between a Jewish
woman and, say, an Italian
Neither, according to Dr.
Westheimer, do Jewish men have
unique sexual problems. "They
are the same as everyone else's."
"I think we should bring back
the institution of matchmaking.
We Jews don't do enough to be
really effective with getting peo-
ple together. When all of this is
over, when I'm not going to be Dr.
Ruth any more, I really would like
to do something about matchmak-
ing. The old tradition of mat-
chmaking should be reinstated."
BUT THERE are some so-
called traditional attitudes that
should be done away with, accor-
ding to Dr. Westheimer, one of
them being the idea that elderly
people are not or should not be in-
terested in sex.
"I do sex therapy with people
over 65," she said. "I do believe,
for people in nursing homes, that
there has to be some arrangement
for dating rooms. There should be
a room with a fireplace and a
television and something to drink
and a sign outside 'Do Not
Disturb' so that people can go
in there and neck and pet and ac-
tually have sex."
To those who find her ex-
plicitness offensive, and feel that
"Sexually Speaking" should not
be broadcast, Dr. Westheimer
says, "I respect your opinion.
Move your dial. Right next to me
on Sunday nights is a station with
classical music."
always so outspoken. She cofesses
that if someone had told her when
she arrived in the United States
30 years ago that she would be
saying the things she does on na-
tional radio and television, she
would have laughed at him.
The daughter or Orthodox Jews
living in Frankfurt, Germany, she
was sent to an orphanage in
Switzerland to ride out the Hitler
'Grandma Freud's' Vital Statistics
Dr. Ruth Westheimer was born in Ger-
many in 1928. She is Israeli-bred, a
former kindergarten teacher, a graduate
of the Sbrbonne in Paris and was a
member of the Haganah.
She holds a PhD degree from Columbia
University and an MA degree in sociology
from the New School for Social Research.
An adjunct associate professor in the
Human Sexuality Teaching Program at
the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical
Center, she is a consultant at the New
York University-Bellevue Hospital
Medical Center, Division of Geriatric
She is a member of the New York
Academy of Medicine and a privately-
practicing psychotherapist in Manhattan.
Dr. Ruth is also known as Grandma
years. She never saw her parents
again and assumes that they were
killed in a concentration camp.
In 1945, Ruth Karola Siegel
emigrated to Israel, worked on a
kibbutz, married and divorced,
' suffered leg wounds in a shelling
and traveled to Paris, where she
earned a degree in psychology at
the Sorbonne, married again and
had her daughter, Miriam.
In 1956, again divorced, she
took Miriam to the United States,
and within three years had earned
a Master's degree at the New
School for Social Research.
THERE,' she became involved
in the Planned Parenthood
"When I worked in Planned
Parenthood," she said, "I very
fast decided that this is a very
good profesison for me to go into.
I had been in public health. I
wasn't dealing with human sex-
uality. What has happened now is
a combination of my being well
trained and willing to speak ex-
plicitly on the need in society."
That felt need has steered Dr.
Westheimer into very specific
directions. One of these is a
definite sense of the kinds of ques-
tions she will answer and the kind
of advice she should give.
And contrary to the impression
that her attitude toward sex is
libertine and impression that is
bolstered by Dr. Westheimer's
opinion that she is in favor of
"anything that two consenting
adults do in the privacy of their
bedroom, living room or kitchen
floor" she said, "I'm rather old
ing risks and letting yourself go
and various body movements cer-
tainly has helped my skill."
IN AN impish aside during her
speech recently, Dr. Westheimer
said that she never lets her hus-
band attend her lectures, because
he would be sure, during the
question-and-answer session, to
get up and say, "Don't listen to
this woman. She's all talk."
Dr. Westheimer is frankly
delighted with the success of her
radio talk show which was recent-
ly sold on a syndicated basis to the
Armed Forces Network and 30
other markets. And her standard
fee for speaking engagements is
$18,000. She likes the money, and
"it's lots of fun to have the hair-
dresser, the clothes, the
The only thing that bothers her
is that when she goes skiing, peo-
ple call to her from the chair lifts,
and she knows that if she looks up
and waves, she will fall.
IT'S ALL very exciting, but
when all the hoopla is over, Dr.
Westheimer will be in control.
"I'm very realistic," she said. "I
have two feet on the ground. I
never would give up my private
practice. I never would give up my
university affiliations.
"But I do know that after a
while the radio and television peo-
ple are going to say, "Thank you
very much and goodbye.' Then
I'm going to do what I did before.
I'm going to continue my private
practice, and I'm going to do lec-
turing. I'll probably Took for a
university affiliation."

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian ofSouthCounty/Friday, April 25, 1986
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Stan Fishbein to Receive Young Leader Award
Stanley S. Fishbein has been
named recipient of the 1986
Jamea ZP.4 Marjorie Baer Young
Leadership Award, which is to be
presented to him at the Annual
Meeting of the South County
Jewish Federation on Monday,
April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The award includes a round-trip
ticket to the annual General-
Assembly of the Council of Jewish
Federations, which will be held
this November in Chicago.
Fishbein moved to Boca Raton
in July of 1984. As a stranger in
the area, he sought out the Jewish
Federation, indicating his desire
to become involved in the com-
munity. He was appoint**! almost
immediately on two Federation
Through his committee work,
Fishbein soon observed that there
was not a large number of
younger community members in-
volved in Federation projects. He
understood the importance of
developing a strong Jewish identi-
ty in this group through educa-
tional, social and cultural ac-
tivities a crucial element in the
building of any new community.
He therefore aitoiLTfd the chair of
the Young Leadership Division of
the South County Jewish
Modai Quits To Cool Crisis
The Cabinet approved an
exchange of portfolios Sun-
day night that preserves the
Labor-Likud unity coalition
government and the
prestige of Premier Shimon
Peres. The climactic session
lasted two minutes.
The week-long crisis which
threatened to bring down the
19-month-old government was
resolved by having Finance
Minister Yitzhak Modai switch
jobs with Justice Minister Moshe
Nissim, effective Wednesday
when the Knesset meets to ap-
prove the move.
MODAI AND Nissim are both
Likud Liberals and each admits
freely that he has neither ex-
perience nor expertise in the
other's job. But the unlikely
Cabinet shuffle was the only way
to satisfy Peres who announced
last Tuesday that he intended to
fire Modai.
Had he done so, in violation of
the coalition agreement, Likud
would have had no choice but to
leave the government. Peres, for
his part, could not and would not
back away from his insistence that
Modai leave the Treasury.
Sunday was the deadline. The
Cabinet, which usually convenes
in the morning, postponed its ses-
sion until late evening to allow the
Likud leadership to hammer out a
face-saving compromise. An
earlier formula which would have
had Modai switch portfolios with
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
was rejected by Peres because
Modai would have returned to the
Treasury when Shamir becomes
Prime Minister after the rotation
of power next Oct. 13.
THE ROTATION of power, on-
ly six months away, spurred Likud
to pressure Modai and Nissim to
accept the exchange which neither
Yitzhak Modai
of them likes. Nissim, by his own
testimony never in his "wildest
dreams" expected to take over
responsibility for Israel's shaky
But Peres wanted him out
because of remarks published in
newspaper interviews last
weekened which the Premier con-
strued as deliberate attacks on
government policy by Modai.
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Friday, April 25, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
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We of the South County Jewish family have inherited a historic
Those who preceded us were far-sighted, generous individuals
who pooled their resources and energies to build their growing
community and to help newcomers.
Today, our Jewish Community through the Jewish Community
Foundation and the South County Jewish Federation and its
network of agencies, responds to the needs of Jewish men and
women by offering them a variety of services spanning the entire
age scale.
Our Federation annual campaign seeks to meet the financial
operating needs of our beneficiary agencies and institutions in
their day-to-day helping and healing services. Thus, life is made
fuller and richer for our elderly; the young are educated and
stimulated to lead meaningful lives as Americans and as Jews.
And the human needs of the people of Israel are likewise met
through our support.

This is the season when Jews all over the
world identify with our past, ancient and
recent, by saying: "WE WERE THERE."
Then and now.
The future can also he ours. We can make
certain we SHALL he there.

The following codicils are provided to help in the preparation of the wills of today's altruistic and
concerned individuals who wish to assure the perpetuation of a strong and viable Jewish community
Tfl 5S31 in South County.
"V. ?4 :' '--.

/ give and bequeath the sum of___________________________________
($_______________) Dollars to the South County Jewish Federation, Inc.,
to be held as part of its endowment fund by the Jewish Community Foundation
of South County, with an office presently located at 336 N. W. Spanish River
Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida.
I give and bequeath to the South County Jewish Federation, Inc., to be held
as part of its endowment fund by the Jewish Community Foundation of South
County, with an office presently located at 336 N. W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca
Raton, Florida, all shares in______!-----------------------------------------------
which I may own at the time of my death, together with all dividends declared
I direct my Personal Representative to sell my real property located at
, and I give and bequeath
the proceeds of such sale to the South County Jewish Federation, Inc., to be
held as part of its endowment fund by the Jewish Community Foundation of
South County, with an office presently located at 336 N. W. Spanish River
Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida.
I give and bequeath to the South County Jewish Federation, Inc., to be held
as part of its endowment fund by the Jewish Community Foundation of South
County, with an office presently located at 336 N. W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca
Raton, Florida, the sum of______________________________________
($______________) Dollars. It is my desire that this sum be used or set aside
for the purpose of_____________________________________________
However, this expression of my desire is not to limit the ability or right of the
Board of Trustees to use the money for any other purpose which they feel is
more essential to the said Foundation's programs.
I give and bequeath the sum of___________________________________
($_______________) Dollars to the South County Jewish Federation, Inc.,
to be held as part of Us endowment fund by the Jewish Community Foundation
of South County, with an office presently located at 336 N. W. Spanish River
Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida, to be held as a memorial fund in the names of
the principal thereof to be invested, and the net income therefrom to be
used as the Board of Trustees of the said Foundation shall
determine, provided that any and all payments of such income shall be made
in the names of________________________________________________
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 25, 1986
Dine On 'Revolutionary Era'
Not only is the relationship bet-
ween the United States and Israel
"excellent," it has entered "a
revolutionary era" in which the
ties are being institutionalized to
survive changes in Administra-
tions and to continue to grow.
Thomas A. Dine, executive
director of AIPAC, described the
new level of relations in an April 6
speech to the organization's an-
nual policy conference held earlier
this month.
Dine asserted that President
Ronald Reagan and Secretary of
State George Shultz "are going to
leave a legacy that will be impor-
tant to Israel's security for
decades to come."
Citing the Secretary of State,
Dine said that institutional ar-
rangements are being built now to
solidify close U.S.-Israel ties, even
if a future Secretary does not
wholly concur. AIPAC's executive
director emphasized that "the old
order in which Israel was regard-
ed as a liability, a hindrance to
America's relationship with the
Arab world, a loud and naughty
child that order has crumbled.
In its place, a new relationship is
being built, one in which Israel is
treated as and acts as an ally,
not just a friend, an asset rather
than a liability, a mature and
capable partner, not some vassal
As evidence of the revolution in
the relationship, Dine pointed to
the U.S.-Israel strategic coopera-
tion agreement, including joint
military exercises and pre-
positioning of military equipment
in Israel. Such a connection
"sends a strong deterrent signal
to radical forces in the Arab world
and to the Soviet Union. It tells
them that any thought they might
have had about driving a wedge
between the U.S. and Israel,
about isolating the Jewish state in
order to destroy it, is foreclosed."
Dine said that strategic
cooperation will increase Israel's
access to "the mcst advanced
American technologies, crucial
when the few face the many."
He said that "a similar process
is taking place in the economic
arena." The Free Trade Area
agreement gives Israel important
economic advantages in trading
with the United States, and with
Common Market nations as well,
Dine explained. Although the
benefits will take some years to
materialize fully, "this treaty will
have an enormous effect on
Israel's export opportunities."
Also testifying to the change
have been the shift in U.S.
military and economic aid to
Israel from part loans and part
grants to all grants under the
Reagan Administration, sup-
plemental economic aid during
Israel's economic reform program
and Administration advice on
recovery, and firmer diplomatic
support for Israel. This goes
"beyond defending Israel to ac-
tively opposing and undermining
the anti-Israel efforts of the
"We are in the midst of a
revolution that is raising
U.S.-Israel relations to new
heights. In the process, a whole
new constituency of support for
Israel is being built "in precisely
the area where we are weakest
among officials in the State,
Defense and Treasury depart-
ments, in the CIA, in science,
trade, agriculture and other agen-
cies." These officials "are now
learning, through personal ex-
perience, the value of Israel to the
United States" and they are the
people "responsible for proposing
policy and for implementing it."
But Dine warned against com-
placency, noting that revolution in
relations "has only just begun.
The gains are not yet secure." He
noted that Congress, reflecting
"Israel's standing among the peo-
ple of America," remains "the
bedrock of the U.S.-Israel rela-
tionship." He stressed the Con-
gressional role in securing "the
most generous Israel aid package
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gress in blocking arms sales to
Arab countries still hostile to
Dine explained AIPAC's dif-
ficult decision not to actively bat-
tle the scaled-down $354 million
sale of anti-aircraft and anti-ship
missiles to Saudi Arabia. He said a
variety of military experts con-
cluded that "this package would
add little of consequence to the ex-
isting overall threat to Israel" and
that numerous major Jewish
organizations "felt we would not
be justified in mounting a major
campaign to confront the Ad
ministation's policy in this par-
ticular case."
Underlying the organization's
success in Washington, Dine said,
was the commitment of its
members, its grassroots work in
Congressional districts across the
country and its young leadership
development program. He lauded
the presence of more than 500
pro-Israel college activists the
largest ever to attend a policy con-
ference. And he praised AIPAC
members in general, "Jews and
Christians, young and old, white
and black, liberals and conser-
vatives, Democrats and
Republicans," working through
the American political process "to
expand, to deepen, to enhance the
partnership between Washington
and Jerusalem."
(Near East Report)
Honors and
Rabbi Norman Lamm, president
of Yeshiva University, has receiv-
ed the Corning Glass Works
Higher Education Leadership
Award presented during the an-
nual meeting of the Commission
on independent Colleges and
Lafer has been elected to second
term as national president of the
American Friends of the Hebrew
Pesach Levovitz, spiritual leader
of Congregation Sons of Israerl of
Lakewood, N.J., has been elected
president of the Beth Din (Jewish
law court) of the Rabbinical Coun-
cil of America, succeeding Rabbi
Moshe Grorelik, who was chosen
honorary president.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the
UN Jeane Kirkpatrick has been
presented with the Raymond and
Miriam Klein Foundation's Award
for the Enhancement of Jewish
Life which carries a prize of
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Demjanjuk Gets Another 15 Days;
Police Given Time to Prepare
John Demjanjuk, suspected
of being the notorious in-
mate guard "Ivan the Terri-
ble" at the Treblinka death
camp during World War II,
was remanded in custody
for another 15 days in order
to give police additional
time to prepare the charge
sheet against the alleged
war criminal.
Jerusalem Chief Magistrate
Aharon Simcha, sitting in a
makeshift courtroom at the
Ayalon Prison where Demjanjuk
is being held in solitary confine-
ment, ruled last Friday that suffi-
cient evidence, including
photographs and documents, had
been received from a number of
countries to warrant ordering his
continued detention while the
material was being examined and
the charge sheet formulated.
THE 66-year-old retired
automobile worker was deported
from the United States to Israel
last month. He was ordered de-
tained for 13 days on March 16,
and for another 15 days on March
28. He claims that he was never in
Treblinka and that the accusa-
tions against him are based on
mistaken identity.
Demjanjuk's attorney from the
U.S., Mark O'Connor, was not in
court last Friday, as he went to
Poland a week ago to seek new
evidence which can substantiate
his client's claim that he was
never at the death camp. Demjan-
juk's wife and three children are
still in the U.S. and it is not yet
known if and when they will come
to Israel to be near him during his
trial in Jerusalem.
Demjanjuk seemed to be in good
spirits during his appearance
before Simcha. The balding,
bespectacled Demjanjuk joked
with his interpreter after his
handcuffs had been removed as he
entered the courtroom. He smiled
and waved to the many journalists
attending the proceedings in the
Ramie prison, and at one point
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Rome's Jews Made Elaborate Plans
ROME (JTA) Rome's
Jewish community, the
oldest diaspora community
in Europe was agog last
week with preparations for
one of the major events of
its 2,000-year history the
visit by Pope John Paul II
Sunday to the main
synagogue near the banks of
the Tiber.
The Polish-born Pontiff was the
first Pope ever to set foot into a
Jewish house of worship. Apart
from being an historic precedent,
the visit has had tremendous sym-
bolic implications and may prove
to be a giant step in the long, ar-
duous, and sometimes painful
journey toward Jewish-Catholic
reconciliation, begun at Vatican
Council II 20 years ago.
ROME'S 18,000 Jews, while
elated, also have misgivings and a
strong sense of skepticism about
what the Papal visit will ac-
complish. Those feelings derive
from historical memories of
religious and personal humilia-
tions under Papal rule, from
theological anti-Semitism over the
centuries and from their strong
emotional ties to the State of
Israel which the Vatican still
declines to recognize.
Nevertheless, preparations for
the visit were at fever pitch last
week. The main synagogue
became like the backstage of a
theater rehearsing for a premier
performance. There were a dozen
directors, organized into a dozen
ad hoc committees, each assigned
a special task press relations,
ceremonials, invitations, pro-
grams and even traffic direction.
The visit took place midway bet-
ween Easter and Passover. It
drew huge throngs and created
tremendous traffic jams. The
synagogue is located in the heart
of Rome, bounded by the Tiber on
one side and the old ghetto and
the Piazza Venezia on the other.
with curious passersby on the
Lungotevere outside the
synagogue and were busy all week
immortalizing what is in fact im-
mortal: the temple's plaques com-
memorating the martyrdom of the
8.000 Italian Jews more than
2,000 from Rome murdered by
the Nazis during World War II;
and the memorial plaque for two-
year-old Stefano Tache, killed in a
terrorist machinegun and grenade
attack on worshippers in October,
1982, 40 years after the
The program for the visit was
established in close cooperation
between Vatican officials, Rome's
Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff and other
leaders of the Jewish community.
It was aimed at conveying a
spiritual message while adhering
to the strict limits required by
mutual respect between the
separate religious identities
There was a religious
"meeting," not a regular "ser-
vice." This allowed women to be
seated with men, which is normal-
ly not the case in a synagogue run
according to Orthodox tradition
as practiced in Rome.
WHEN THE Pope entered the
synagogue, he was greeted by a
chorus chanting Psalm 150, ac-
companied by the temple's organ
an ancient tradition. Verses
from Genesis 16:1-7 were then
read m Hebrew and Italian,
followed by verse;- from Micah
Rabbi Toaff spoke fir.-t. then the
After hia speech, Toaff read
m 124, following which the
chorus chanted Am' Ma'amni.
Maimonides' First Article of Faith
"I believe in the coming of the
Messiah and even though he
delay, I will await him until his
This devotion has a special
poignancy in that it was chanted
by Jews at Auschwitz, Treblinka
and Dachau as they were led to
the gas chambers.
A moment of silence followed.
The chorus chanted Psalm 16. The
Pope, accompanied by a small
group of Christians and Jews and
representatives of the media
walked upstairs to the rabbi's
study where John Paul II and
Rabbi Toaff held a "private" con-
versation that was seen and heard
around the world.
TOAFF HAS hailed the Pope's
visit as the first truly historical
event in Catholic-Jewish relations
since Vatican Council II. It
engendered, he said, a new sense
of "respect, equality and esteem
towards the people from which
Christianity draws its origins."
But despite Toaff s assurances,
there were some strong im-
pediments to Roman Jewry's un-
qualified trust in the positive im-
port of John Paul's historical
gesture. There are unhappy
memories of the past.
About 80 percent of Rome's
Jews are shop and boutique
owners, most of them descen-
dants of humble rag peddlers forc-
ed to observe dusk-to-dawn
curfews imposed on the ghetto by
Papal decree until 1870. Even
later, they were subjected to forc-
ed sermons in "ghetto churches"
and occasional forced conversion
of their children. Perhaps the only
Roman Jews who do not have an
ingrained resentment against the
"pre-conciliar church" are
refugees from Libya, expelled by
Moammar Khadafy in 1967.
The Vatican's failure to
recognize Israel is another issue
Jews find difficult to reconcile. A
young Sephardic woman of Egyp-
tian origin told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency: "The Pope
in our synagogue. When I heard, I
was very happy. I thought, how
beautiful. Now all the priests in
the world will take the Pope as an
example and convey a new respect
for the Jewish faith and people to
their congregations. Anti-Semitic
feelings will die out.
"BUT THEN my friends made
me reflect. The Vatican still
doesn't recognize Israel. To me,
Israel is like a mother. How can
the Pope come into my home and
not recognize my mother? He
makes me feel offended for her."
There are also unresolved issues
on the religious level. Although
John Paul II has received more
Jews in audience than any of his
predecessors and has made
numerous, moving references to
the Holocaust, his theology of the
Old Testament as expressed by
homilies and Vatican documents
not directly related to Christian-
Jewish relations contain frequent
lapses into pre-conciliar linguistic
concepts of Judaism that are not
in harmony with the principles
laid down by Nostra Aetate and
the two subsequent documents on
Christian-Jewish relations pro-
mulgated by the Holy See's Com-
mission for Relations With
Jews/Secretariat for Promoting
Christian Unity.
This evaluation has often been
expressed by Jewish leaders and
experts in interreligious relations
and frequent requests have been
made that more sensitivity be
shown for the Jewish religious
MANY JEWISH leaders feel
that John Paul's doubtlessly
sincere message of warmth
toward the Jewish people occa-
sionally comes through distorted,
or, at best, harnessed to his own
or his advisors' theological
conditioning, and the Vatican
failure to give diplomatic recogni-
tion to Israel.
It is an open secret that the
Pope consults with experts in
writing his speches which may
POPE JOHN PAUL II: historic visit
explain apparent contradictions
between one speech and another.
Expectations therefore ran high
that the Pope's address to the
Jewish community Sunday would
be guided by concepts developed
by the Vatican's Commission on
Religious Relations with the Jews
and would compensate for recent
Still another issue are the
strong Jewish feelings against the
construction of a Carmelite con-
vent at the Auschwitz death camp
site. Toaff sent a letter to the
Pope several weeks ago, signed
also by the Chief Rabbis of Bri-
tain, France, Strasbourg, Zurich
and Rumania, noting that since
the rabbis of Europe "consider
this initiative inadequate to sanc-
tify a territory that is desecrated
and cursed by the murder of four
million martyrs, more than half of
them Jews," no one faith should
construct anything there. So far
there has been no response from
the Vatican.
Agency Drops Waldheim Account
NEW YORK (JTA) Young and Rubicam, one of
the nation's largest advertising agencies, announced that it
has canceled a six-month-old contract with Austrian
presidential candidate Kurt Waldheim, apparently because
of the continuing controversy regarding Waldheim's alleg-
ed war-time activities.
"The allegations concerning the war-time activities of
Kurt Waldheim have led us to resign this account," the
agency said in a statement issued here. Waldheim, the
former UN Secretary General, has vehemently denied the

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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 25, 1986
Profile: Henry Brenner
'Father of Super Sunday'
Some extraordinary people liv-
ing in South County manage to
keep a low profile while others
would like to, but cannot.
One of these is Henry Brenner,
of The Hamlet in Delray Beach,
who has been called one of "the
legendary practitioners of adver-
tising research," will be included
in the next edition (44th) of the
well-known Marquis "Who's Who
In America."
Henry and his wife Anne hardly
manage to keep a low profile
because their commitment to
Jewish causes is far too deep.
What with their involvement in
the Jewish community for the past
20 years in the New York area,
and for the past seven years in
South County as well; and with
Henry's professional
achievements, it's wonder "Who's
Who" did not get around to in-
clude him sooner.. .
Probably most noteworthy of
Henry and Anne's achievements
in the Jewish scene is what
started out as the "Mobilization"
Drive of the United Jewish Appeal
of Greater New York, and has also
produced the now-famous annual
Super Sunday drive phon-a-thon
held by virtually every Federation
throughout the country. Henry
was honored by the Greater New
York UJA-Federation Campaign
in 1982, with an unusual award
naming him "Father of
'Mobilization.* "
The Brenners were wrapped up
in making a living until the
mid-60's, and visited Israel
strictly on their own for the
first time in 1966. As was the case
with many Jews, before and since,
something "clicked" during that
visit, and Henry and Anne kept
going back to Israel regularly. On
one of the subsequent trips, in
1970, they met Ernie Michel, ex-
ecutive vice-pi esident of the UJA
in Greater New York. Michel,
took up an offer from Brenner to
discuss how market research
techniques could apply to the cam-
paign. The result was a "Think-
Tank" involving top people from
ad agencies, marketing firms and
researchers, which produced
many ideas that later were put in-
to practice.
Among these ideas was the
"Mobilization" dirve an effort
to send out large numbers of
volunteers to reach many more
people in the community, par-
ticularly small givers who would
otherwise be overlooked. The plan
tested out in Sands Point, Port
Washington and Hempstead,
Long Island, and the testing led to
adoption of the drive annually, on
an area-wide basis. The inception
of Super Sunday, followed when it
was found that the personal cam-
paign of calling on people could
not be expanded in all areas.
When the Yom
Kippur War broke
out, the Think-Tank
initiated by Brenner
once more came to
the rescue. Instead of
raising the
anticipated sum of
$15 million, which
had been promised,
the campaign raised
over $25 million; part
of "the incredible
response" came from
a television special
Brenner helped
organize, which alone
brought in over $1
By this time the Brenners' in-
volvement had taken on other
facets: Henry became president of
the Community Synagogue of
Port Washington, from 1972-74,
after serving as chairman of the
adult education board, and
member of the board of directors
for several years. He was a
trustee of the North Shore Com-
munity Hospital. He had founded
and headed a student loan fund.
And Henry was an active
yachtsman sailing was oneo f
his prime hobbies.
Getting Fired was a Good Thing
On the business side, had
started out to become an
engineer. He attended Cooper
Union Institute of Technology,
but his studies were disrupted by
the Depression. He continued his
studies in CCNY and Columbia,
while going to work as a
copywriter and then as an inter-
viewer entering the field of
market research almost acciden-
tally, through the need to take on
whatever job he could get .
After serving in the Maritime
Service during World War II, in
1946, he went to work for Stan-
dard Brands as director of market
research (1946-51), building the
department from nine people to
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in market research and testing.
But a new management let Henry
Brenner go, and he got several
jobs and was fired until he and
Anne decided that they were bet-
ter off going into buisness for
themselves. They started a com-
pany called Home Testing In-
stitute from the basement of
their home which became a suc-
cess; later founded or became a
principal of several other market
research companies, including
OPOC Computing and the NDP
Group, the 8th largest market
research firm in the country.
Henry's being fired gained him
a place in Mt. Vernon High School
"Hall of Fame" as an example of
one who does not give up. As a
result Henry later helped nearly
100 people get jobs and counseled
some 200 more in their employ-
ment search. This, Henry said, is
the thing of which he is most
Henry was a founding member
and served as chairman of the
Council on Marketing Research of
the Conference Board, New York
City. He served as president of
the Radio and TV Research Coun-
cil, and was a member of: the
American Management Associa-
tion; American Marketing
Association; American Associa-
tion of Public Opinion Research;
and the Advertising Research
Foundation, where he was
honored as one of the founding
fathers of the Advertising
Research Foundation along
with Arthur Nielsen and George
He invented the TVQ a
qualitative rating service for TV
programs; the Entertainer Q Ser-
vice for evaluating familiarity
with and appeal of entertainers;
and PIQ a service that
evaluates ideas for tV programs,
movies and shows. He also in-
vented the monadic method of
testing products.
'Taking It Easy' in Florida?'
Henry and Anne came to live in
South Florida after Henry had a
heart attack. His intention might
have been to "take it easy" but
it was just then that the South
County Jewish Federation came
into being and began its
phenomenal growth. "1 got drawn
into it I couldn't help it," said
Henry. He more than got drawn
into it; Henry has been a member
of the Federation's board, and
now serves on the honorary
board. He also became an active
member of Temple Beth El in
Boca Raton, and has served on its
Board. Anne and Henry donated
the Holocaust Memorial Statuary
which is displayed at the temple.
These sculptures as well as one in
the Port Washington synagogue,
were commissioned by the Bren-
ners from Israeli artist Aharon
Bezalel. Heart attack not-
withstanding, nor subsequent by-
pass surgery, Henry has con-
tinued being active as a member
of the national advisory council of
AIPAC (American Israel Public-
Affairs Committee); he has also
served on the executive commit-
tee of the New York Federation of
reform Synagogues, and is cur-
rently serving as secretary of the
executive committee of the Levis,
JCC. He and Anne are also active
supporters of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School.
"Anything you have to say
about me, say about Anne as
well," Henry emphasizes. "Any
achievement of mine, and any
awards I have received, she has
merited right along with me. We
have always worked together."
Anne Brenner may often work
with Henry behind the scenes, but
she is also active in her own right
in the Women's Division of the
Federation, in the Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign in The
Hamlet, in the Lons of Judah, and
in various Jewish organizations of
Anne and Henry Brenner
which she is a life member.
Henry's chief source of pride
does not come from awards or
recognition, but from the achieve-
ment of a worthwhile end. For ex-
ample, four years ago Henry serv-
ed as executive producer of a
documentary film called "Jail,"
which won the Silver Award in the
1982 Film and TV Festival, two
Emmy nominations, and was a
finalist in the American Film
Festival. Being executive pro-
ducer, he said modestly, basically
meant helping to finance the film;
"I felt a film like that, shown to
teenagers, would do some good,"
he explained. Indeed, the film has
been well received by its teenage
viewers more important than
the kudos, to Henry. "I only wish
it could be more widely
distributed, so more teenagers
could see it. It would keep many
more of them out of jail."
Hillel Will Offer Israel
Scholarship to
A Local Student
One student from Florida
Atlantic University or Palm
Beach Junior College will be
awarded a substantial merit
scholarship for study at an Israeli
university this coming year as
part of the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation's new Israeli Leader-
ship Training Program. This pro-
gram is being made possible
through the support of the B'nai
B'rith Hillel of Broward/Palm
Beach and the Hillel Foundations
of Florida.
The two-year Program begins
with a subsidized year of study at
the Israeli university of the stu-
dent's choice (as part of that
school's regular program for
overseas students). During the
year abroad, under the auspices of
the B'nai B'rith Hillel Founda-
tions, the student will attend with
other American and Canadian IL-
TP participants a series of leader-
ship training seminars on campus
organizing, advocacy, and pro-
gramming techniques and attain
fundamental information about
Israel. Upon the student's return
to FAU or PBJC, he/she will
receive an honorarium to promote
study in Israel's programs, as part
of the B'nai B'rith Hillel of
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Nancy Tobin, director of Hillel,
announced that any Jewish stu-
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PBJC is eligible to apply to the
program, but preference will be
given to freshmen and
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for the Israel Leadership Training
Program can obtain more infor-
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Sociology of Rabbinate in America
Friday, April 25, 1986/The Jewish Flpridian of South County Page 11
nevertneleaa delightful symbol of
change among Reform rabbis in
the evolution of their dress
The American Rabbinate: A
Century of Continuity and
Change, 1883-1983. Edited by
Jacob R. Marcus and Abraham
J. Peck. Hoboken, N.J.: Ktav
Publishing House, 1985. 261
pp. $20.
The sociology of occupations is
an interesting field in social
science. It analyzes the structure,
function and status of professional
groups, offering insight into their
social role. Physicians have been a
particular target for those who
study the sociology of occupa-
tions. There have been some
studies of rabbis, most notably,
the pioneering work done on Con-
servative rabbis by the eminent
sociologist, Marshall Sklare.
The editors of this book disclaim
any effort to offer a social study of
the American rabbinate, insisting
that their objective is to provide a
history rather than a sociological
analysis of the American rab-
binate. However, the lines bet-
ween history and sociology are
not shaprly drawn, and so this
book tells us a good deal about the
social status of rabbis as well as
providing an excellent historical
The book is divided into three
chapters dealing with Orthodox,
Conservative and Reform rabbis.
Brief mention is made of
Reconstructionism, but this move-
ment in American Jewish life is
passed over lightly.
thodox rabbinate is written by Jef-
frey S. Gurock who teaches
American Jewish history at
Yeshiva University. He calls his
contribution to the book,
"Resisters and Accommodators,"
focusing on the division among
Orthodox rabbis between those
who believe in accommodation
between Americanism and
Judaism and those who resisted
modernization and
The "accommodators" put for-
ward their point of view through
Yeshiva University which com-
bines Jewish and secular studies.
Their leaders include Bernard
Revel, Samuel Belkin and Joseph
Soloveitchik. Among other things,
these Orthodox luminaries argued
for cooperation with less tradi-
tional Jews and supported the
Religious Zionist movement.
The "resistors" concentrated in
the Agudat ha-Rabbanim, an
"Orunization which was opposed
i" modernization but which was
challenged for being too half-
hearted in its approach by leader-
oriented Hasidic groups that ar-
rived in the United States during
the 1940*s and that settled in
Mrooklyn, Cleveland and
Lakewood, N.J. Among their
leaders were the Satmar Rebbe,
Joel Teitelbaum and the Lubavit-
cher Rabbi, Isaac Schneersohn.
They vigorously opposed any
cooperation with Conservative
and Reform rabbis and their posi-
tion on Zionism emphasized the
importance of Torah in every
aspect of Israel.
GUROCK DOES a masterful
job of threading his way through
the many differences among Or-
thodox rabbis. He clarifies their
arguments and provides
understanding of a series of com-
plex issues.
Abraham J. Karp, who is a pro-
fessor of history and Jewish
studies at the University of
Rochester, wrote the second
chapter on Conservative rabbis.
He calls them "dissatisfied but not
unhappy." The history of the Con-
servative rabbinate is described,
beginning with the founding of
the Jewish Theological Seminary
in 1887.
From 1902 to 1916, when
Solomon Schechter was its presi-
dent, "the Conservative rabbinate
took shape and became a factor in
the religious life of American
Jewry." In the early years follow-
ing the end of World War II, the
Conservative movement expand-
ed rapidly, especially in the
suburbs of the major cities. It
quickly achieved the largest
membership of the three
The lack of a strictly-defined
ideology and the ambivalent at-
titude toward Jewish law gives
rise, according to Karp, to tension
among Conservative rabbis.
led to the development of "leftist,
centrist and rightist" positions
among Conservative rabbis. A
further problem identified by
Karp is the multiplicity of respon-
sibilities thrust upon the Conser-
vative rabbi minister, pastor,
preacher, organizer, ad-
ministrator, teacher and
Louis Finkelstein, head of the
Conservative movement during
its period of greatest growth, said
that Conservative rabbis confront
"the highest of challenges and the
greatest of opportunities."
The final chapter on Reform
rabbis was written by David
Polish, a rabbi in Evanston, 111. He
points out that divisions were also
present among Reform rabbis,
saying that the Reform Rabbi of
today has moved a great distance
from the early ideas of Classical
Reform as set down in the Pitt-
sburgh Platform of 1885. Anti-
Zionism has given way to support
of Israel.
In fact, the Reform movement
was the first to require its rab-
binical candidates to spend a year
of study in Jerusalem. Sunday ser-
vices have disappeared, and there
is greater stress on tradition with
more use of Hebrew in services
and acceptance of Bar and Bat
Mitzvah. The debate over social
issues has resulted in an assertive
liberal stance among most Reform
Reform rabbis, the Central Con-
ference of American Rabbis, has
reduced somewhat the autonomy
of each Reform rabbi and his con-
gregation. Although more sen-
sitive to Halacha than were earlier
Reform rabbis, a majority of to-
day's Reform rabbis voted recent-
ly to abandon the traditional re-
quirement that the mother must
be Jewish if one is to be con-
sidered a Jew.
This occurred since the book
was written, but Polish would un-
doubtedly cite it as an indication
of division among Reform rabbis.
He offers a less significant but
"from Prince Albert cutaway, to
striped trousers, to academic
robe, often with a narrow stole, to
kipah and expansive tallit, at
times covering a dress."
Taken together, the three
chapters give us both history and
sociology. While the subject of the
book is the American rabbinate, it
presents a fascinating account of
how Jews in America have evolv-
ed over the past century.
Israel's First Test Tube Frozen
Embryo Baby Delivered Successfully
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's
first and world's fifth test
tube baby born from a frozen em-
bryo was successfully delivered at
Sheba Government Hospital in Tel
Hashomer recently. The mother,
30-year-old Nilli Arad, and her
six-pound, five-ounce daughter
were reported doing "extremely
well" by Dr. Shlomo Mashiach,
who delivered the child by
Caesarian section.
Mashiach, who heads Sheba
Hospital's obstetrics department,
noted that Israel is only the third
country in which a frozen embryo
was successfully transplanted into
the mother. The four other births
occurred in Melbourne, Australia,
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 25, 1986
'Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
MAGARIK, a 27-year-old Moscow
musician and Hebrew teacher,
was arrested at the airport here
March 14 on suspicion of possess-
ing drugs. He emphatically denied
the charge.
Magarik was about to board a
plane to Moscow when an airport
official, searching his hand lug-
gage, claimed to have found a
cigarette pack containing 4 grams
of hashish. Aleksey told the police
he had never seen the pack before,
nevertheless, he was held at the
police station. A medical examina-
tion confirmed that he had not
consumed any drugs. His wife,
from Tbilisi recently convinced
that the charge was simply an ex-
cuse to punish him tor his involve-
ment in the Aliyah movement.
She told a friend that she had the
clear impression that Soviet
authorities were not even going
through the motions of denying
that the allegations was a cover-
Moscow was sentenced to 3 years
on the same charges.
The Margariks have signed
various petitions demanding
repatriation of Soviet Jews to
Israel. Their first application for
exit visas was rejected in 1981
with this reply: "Your emigration
from the USSR is not justified at
the present time." Natalia, who
was trained as an electrical
engineer but has never worked in
her field, also teaches Hebrew.
They have an infant son, CHAIM.
an accomplished musician, was
among those who entertained
children at a Purim Party here.
"My playing may not have been
the highligt, but the Hamantashen
most certainly were," she told a
friend. Purim parties were held in
every Jewish center. Although ac-
tivists in Moscow and Leningrad
were warned by the KGB not to
"pillory the Soviet state in the so-
called Purimshpiels," there were
many traditional performances.
LENINGRAD Without com-
ment, authorites have dropped
charges against ANNA LIF-
SHITZ, who was in danger of be-
ing tried for contempt of court
Palestinians Can Be Single Delegation
Arab Editor Thinks
Hanna Seniora, a leading
Palestinian figure in East
Jerusalem, said he is explor-
ing the possibility of conven-
ing an international peace
conference with no pre-
conditions and in which
Palestinian individuals
would be part of a single
Arab delegation.
At the same time, Seniora
maintained that Palestinians in
both Israel proper and the oc-
cupied territories have a right to
launch attacks on "legitimate
military targets" as long as there
is no movement toward the peace
SENIORA. who is the editor of
the pro-PLO daily Al-Fajr and is
one of two West Bank Palesti-
nians declared acceptable by both
ihe PLO and the Israel govern
ment as possible representatives
in peace talks between Israel and
a Jordan-Palestinian delegation,
said he expected a reconciliation
between Jordan and the PLO.
following the recent rift between
them, and suggested that new in-
itiatives would follow.
"I believe in the next few mon-
ths," Seniora told reporters at a
press breakfast here sponsored by
the Foreign Policy quarterly,
"that new developments will
Uri Avneri, editor of the
Hebrew weekly, Ha'Olam Hazeh,
and a former Knesset member of
the leftists Progressive List for
Peace, accompanied Seniora on
his visit to Washington. The two
are in New York this week. The
Seniora-Avneri visit is being spon-
sored by the Israeli Council for
Israeli-Palestinian Peace, an
organization founded by Avneri.
and its counterpart in the U.S.
could not he expected to aci
IN Security Council Resolution
242 one of the U.S. govern-
conditions for
man PLO dialogue
iuI a recognition of a Palesti
right to et rmination in
niora supported
Arafat'8 ; on in the
Jordanian discussions thai
ended in failure last month.
With the collapse of the talks in
Amman, Hussein delivered a
lengthy television address, blam-
ing the PLO for not living up to its
word, and suggesting that the
Palestinians should find a more
responsible leadership.
Seniora, who met last week with
State Department officials as part
of his and Avneri's two-week U.S.
tour, said that in the aftermath of
the Jordan-PLO rift the Reagan
Administration was according the
Middle East a very low priority,
but that "the partners to the con-
flict were trying to get some new
fresh ideas."
SPEAKING to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency following the
press talk, he said he was
"floating" the idea of "an interna-
tional peace conference with no
pre-conditions." He said the in-
vitation to the talks would be "not
to Jordan, not to the PLO and not
to Syria." but "to a joint Arab
"This way everyone will be
satisfied." he said. "The Syrians
will have their pet idea, which is
an Arab joint delegation; the
Palestinians will have PLO
nominated people, and the PLO
can say "we appointed the Palesti-
nians.' King Hussein will also
have the Syrians involved because
this is what he wants anyway, and
the Israelis can at the same time
say 'we are not talking to the
PLO.' "
Seniora maintained that his idea
was merely an extension of the
1973 Geneva conference that
almost reconvened in 1977 but
was dropped when the late Egyp-
tian President Anwar Sadat took
up his own peace initiative. The
Geneva conference, however, was
initially based on UN Security
Council Resolution 338, which
called for the implementation of
Resolution 242, rejected by
A rafat.
SENIORA SAID he was Boun-
ding out officials in Washington
on the new suggestion but that he
no! yet received a respoi
Secretary of State for
Near ian
Affairs Richard Murph n a
Midd ur.
Last 'he
unman, Avneri
the JTA A. ited Jor
with a foreign passport and with
what he said was the blessing
Israeli Prime Minister Shimon
Peres following the collapse of he
Jordanian-PLO accord. But he
While stressing that the PLO
was seeking a peaceful settlement
with Israel, Senior maintained
that Palestinians had a right to
continue the "armed struggle"
against Israel in any part of the
resolution by Arafat in which he
denounced terrorism only outside
the occupied territories, Seniora
said that "the area of struggle"
that the PLO chief had in mind
was all of mandated Palestine.
Until there is an agreement bet-
ween the Jewish and Palestinian
national movements, Seniora said,
"the whole area of Palestine is the
area of struggle."
Seniora maintained there was a
difference between legitimate
acts of resistance and attacks on
Israeli civilians.
because she refused to testify
against her husband, VLADIMIR.
Vladimir was recently sentenced
to three years for allegedly
"defaming the Soviet state."
Ostrovsky, the lawyer who
defended Vladimir at the Len-
ingrad trial on March 19, claims
that the prosecution failed to pro-
ve their case and is demanding
that the three-year sentence be
Anna was not allowed to see
Vladimir after his trial, although
such visits are customary under
Soviet procedure. Nearly 100
refuseniks from Leningrad and
Moscow attempted to attend the
trial but most were denied en-
trance because of the small room
in which it was held. Among those
not admitted were the American
Deputy Consul and a represen-
tative of the Dutch Embassy.
and his father were allowed 20
minutes to visit him at the hospital
where he was transferred after an
accident at Vydrino Labor Camp.
Conversation was strictly limited
to Yuli's health, which is worsen-
ing in the absence of good medical
care. Tanya is pressing the
authorities to give Yuli an early
release, although his injury is not
on the official list of illnesses en-
titling prisoners to early release.
It has now been clarified that
Yuli has a broken thigh and a rup-
tured urethra. While several
weeks have passed, the local
surgeon near the camp maintains
he could not operate because the
hospital had no anesthesiologist.
Doctors at the Ulan Ude hospital
have insisted that an infection
could result from an operation.
While they hope the thigh will heal
itself, this may leave Yuli with a
shortened leg.
MOSCOW A spate of anti-
Zionist articles in the Soviet press
in recent months have all the ear-
marks of being orchestrated by
the authorites. Pravda has
published a number of them, in-
cluding one from the officially
sponsored anti-Zionist Committee
protesting the "anti-Libyan cam-
paign" launched by the U.S. and
"To Fight Against Zionism" in
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serves the needs of the Soviet
In another article, Efim Lekht,
a member of the committee and
Deputy Director of the Moldavian
Film Studio, writing in Sovetskaya
Moldavia, accused Israel of lying
that they could cure his wife's
cancer after she emigrated in
1977. She died 10 months later.
"It proves that the Zionists will
not stop at any human sacrifices
... to lure Soviet Jews to Israel,"
Lekht wrote.
A daughter was born to IOSIF
Leningrad March 17. She was
named DINA.
IDA NUDEL was prevented
from saying goodbye to her close
friends, the GOLDSHTEIN
BROTHERS of Tbilisi, who were
expected to leave the Soviet
Union last week.
18-year*old son of Leningrad
refuseniks DANIEL and SARA,
received his army induction
BORIS KLOTZ, a senior
mathematician and physicist from
Moscow, may have been offered a
promotion to withdraw his ap-
plication for a visa to Israel.
pleted his three-year sentence
March 16, and is back with his
family in Kharkov.
Forty-seven Jews arrived in
Vienna in March.
members of the Swedish, Danish,
and Norwegian parliaments have
sent a letter to Secretary Mikhail
Gorbachev, President Andrei
Gromyko, and Prime Minister
Nikolai Ryzhkov, asking that they
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would be "an effective contribu-
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rights and would be welcomed as a
magnanimous act of statesman-
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Foundation Sponsors 1st
Public Service Forum
Friday, April 25, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 13
The Jewish Community Foun
jtion is offering its first Public
ervice Forum, dealing with
iiancial and legal problems of il-
kess, incapacity and aging. The
[mm will be held on Sunday, May
at the Boca Grove Country Club
otn 4 to 6 p.m. A cocktail hour
follow the program.
I The seminar is being sponsored
- the Legal and Tax Committee
[ the Jewish Community Founda-
on, Albert W. Gorte, chairman.
ortz is a partner in Proskauer,
,ose, Goetz and Mendelsohn. The
Lrum is a practical program on
ktate planning for those dealing
fiih aging, ill or incapacitated
kmily members.
Peter J. Strauss, senior partner
J Strauss and Wolf, New York
pity, an authority in the field of
Bta'te planning, will discuss
-Financial and Legal Planning to
Irotect Against Problems of In-
Opacity and Aging." According
b Strauss, more and more
Imericans plan for death by
Eriting wills, so that their estates
till be disposed of in accordance
iith their wishes. However, they
|ften ignore a parallel need for
life planning" the need to plan
or their own lives as the years go
y, when they may be in-
apacitated by chronic or mental
Jlness, making them unable to
landle their own affairs.
tabbi Blech Named
In Shmuel Blech, co-chairman
e New Jersey Chapter of the
ommission on Legislation and
ivic Action of Agudath Israel,
been named by Go v. Thomas
can to represent Orthodox
wish views on the State Com-
ission on Legal and Ethical Pro-
Jems in the Delivery of Health
Among the serious conse-
quences of failing to engage in
such "life planning," he adds, are
the following:
Family members may be
unable to utilize the incapacitated
person's funds to provide needed
medical care and services;
The state can interfere in the
patient's care/management in the
event of incapacity by imposing a
court-appointed conservator or
committee to manage the pa-
tient's affairs, thus declaring the
incapacitated person a judicial in-
competent or "conservatee";
Few persons planning their
estates take into account the enor-
mous expense of nursing home
care, which, if needed, can
dissipate the estates of all but the
wealthiest of families.
"Actually," says Strauss, "in-
dividuals can easily take steps to
plan for the management of their
financial affairs in the event of in-
capacity and avoid such state
While persons are healthy, he
asserts, they should consider, in
addition to writing a will, the crea-
tion of a financial management
system that can become operative
on illness.
Strauss is a graduate of New
York University Law School. He
is a member of the National Coun-
cil on Aging; co-author of the New
York Law Journal column, "Law
and Aging"; and a member of the
Advisory Council of the
Alzheimer's Resource Center. He
appears frequently before U.S.
Peter J. StrauM
Congressional hearings on pro-
blems of aging.
Steven R. Kaye of SRK Finan-
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Marvin A. Kirsner, associate,
Shutts and Bowen of West Palm
Beach, are chairman and co-
chairman of the forum.
While the public is invited, ad-
vance reservations are necessary
due to limited space. For addi-
tional information and to
register, contact Arthur H.
Jaffe, Foundation Director, at
368-2737 before April 30.
The Jewish Community Foun-
dation is the endowment program
of the South County Jewish
Federation, which includes Boca
Raton, Delray Beach and
Highland Beach.
A Rabbi
B'nai Torah Congregation
Three events on the Jewish
calendar seem to attract the most
response from our people. That is,
Jews who may not otherwise be
involved in Jewish life will, to
some extent or another, par-
ticipate in the observance of these
events. The three occasions are
the High Holidays (particularly
Yizkor), Hanukah, and the
Passover Seder.
Each of the three has its par-
ticular attraction. The High
Holidays contain a universal
theme and their observance
becomes the symbol of the "chur-
ched" Jew an annual occasion
to pay homage to one's heritage.
Hanukah, a minor festival on
our calendar, achieved pro-
minence in the American Jewish
community because of its proximi-
ty to Christmas and our need for
"something" at that season.
Then there is Passover, more
specifically, the Seder. Bagel
restaurants, country clubs, con-
dominiums, Jewish institutions all
attract Jews to a Seder. Some of
these Sedarim might give token
recognition to the significance of
the holiday and others may take it
in the traditional format. I would
propose that this yearning that
causes Jews to seek out a Seder
Rabbi Theodore Feldman
or, even better, have one at home
this yearning reaches into our
notion of family and the shared in-
timacy of the holiday.
We celebrate G-d's gift of
freedom to the ancient Israelites
with the belief that freedom, thus,
is fundamental to the human
endeavor. Personally, though,
Passover contains a world of
nostalgia beyond the pages of the
Haggadah memories of family
experiences, memories of grand-
parents, thoughts about children,
reflections of life's experiences.
As human beings, as Jewish
human beings, nostalgia for suc-
ceeding generations will not be
created by our merely talking
about memories. Nostalgia is
created by experience, by the
significant events we provide for
our children.
As we celebrate Passover, may
it be with a spirit of liberation and
gratitude for our freedom. May
we celebrate in a context that will
provide deep, lasting memories of
family and Jewish values to our
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Minister of the Nazi puppet state of Croatia during World
War II. His trial is expected to last unitl the end of the
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 25, 1986
Na'amat's Unique Treatment Center
Serves 1,000 Battered Wives A Year
There are compelling
reasons for making family
violence a matter of national
concern in Israel. The Com-
mission on the Status of
Women reports that there
are at least 30,000 battered
wives in the country, and
unofficial estimates go much
But when a Knesset member
first raised the issue in 1976, she
was greeted with laughter. Since
then, the Knesset has been dragg-
ing its feet.
Yet there has been progress, ex-
pressed in a greater willingness
on the part of authorities to take
action, and in a growing public
awareness that violence in the
family is not acceptable. At the
Ida and William Temkin Center
for Treatment of Violence in the
Family, operated by Na'amat, a
project launched in 1983, the em-
phasis is on action.
Na'amat is Israel's largest
women's organization. Its child
care, educational and women's
rights programs are supported in
the United States by its sister
organization, Na'amat USA.
"WE HAVE COME to the con-
clusion that the same rules apply
to terrorism in the family as apply
to international terrorism," says
Ronit Lev Ari, the criminologist
who has headed the center since
its inception.
According to Lev Ari, the
center at first referred its clients
most of them battered women
to marriage counselors and
social workers. "The emphasis
was on treating the couple as a
couple," Lev Ari recalls. "But we
soon discovered that the conven-
tional methods of treatment were
inappropriate. They stressed com-
munication between the partners
and compromise. There can be
no communication when one part-
ner is in a state of fear, and there
can be no compromise with
"So we evolved a totally new
concept: separate therapy groups
for women and men. The battered
woman needs reinforcement, she
must be given confidence. It
should be understood that all too
often not only her husband, but
also her family and society, feel
there may be some justification
for the beatings. Our conviction is
that under no possible condition
can violence be condoned. Our
task at these groups is to modify
ingrained patterns to the point
where the woman can either
change her husband's behavior as
well as her own or have sufficient
emotional strength to leave him.
"IN OUR therapy program for
men we have two main tasks. We
must counter the previous
socialization process of par-
ticipants a process in which
violence was considered an accep-
table form of self-expression, of
dealing with a situation. And we
teach relaxation techniques. Many
of the men claim they react
violently because their wives ag-
gravate them. We try to give
them different tools so no matter
what happens, no matter what she
does, they will not strike their
spouses. Thus the idea is to
change both the way they think
and the way they act."
Each group meets once a week
for about two-and-a-half hours
over a period of eight months. The
center also plays an active role in
educating the police, social
workers and judges. "When wife-
beating cases come before them,
they often recommend marriajre
counseling," says Lev Ari. "We
try to make them understand that
only separate therapy can help in
the initial stages. Only later can
marriage counseling be of value."
Lev Ari also notes that in the past
the police tended to treat wife-
beating as purely a domestic mat-
ter. "Today, however, these at-
titudes are changing," she says.
"We find much more understan-
ding and cooperation."
never learned to stand up for
themselves. They are submissive
and passive. In general, they
claim that 'things happen to
them,' that fate is in charge.
"Furthermore, they often don't
see the warning signals during
courtship. The wife-batterer fre-
quently is a very jealous person.
While they are dating, the woman
finds this demand for 'exclusive
rights' highly flattering; she
Israeli Family Violence
A recourse the center prefers
not to recommend unless it is
essential is the shelter. There
are four in Israel today, located in
major cities. "We feel this is the
second victimization of the
woman," Lev Ari explains. "Why
should the innocent party have to
leave home? The man should be
barred from entering the house
he's the partner at fault.
However, until a court order is ob-
tained, when the woman's life is in
danger, sometimes there is no
choice and then we act as a liaison
in placing her in a shelter tem-
porarily. "?EPat center every year
are from middle and upper-income
homes. "They usually don't re-
quire a shelter, as they have other
resources family, friends or
financial means," she says.
Is there a typical wife-beater or
a typical battered wife? Has the
center found any patterns? "Yes,
we have," says Lev Ari. "First,
let's look at the men. There the
commonality is even more ap-
parent than among the women.
Usually the man comes from a
family where violence was a norm
his father beat his mother and
often beat the children too. In
some cases, there was a father
who did not beat the wife but
displaced his aggression against
the children exclusively. Our
typical wife-beater usually has a
poor self-image, even if he is suc-
cessful as far as society is
"As for the woman, she may or
may not have come from a violent
home. We see many women who
were overprotected as children
becoming battered wives. They
Safe Haven
For Refugees
American Jewish Committee has
urged the House Immigration
Subcommittee to support the
DeConcini-Moakley Bill on
Salvadoran refugees seeking
"safe haven" in the United
States, asserting it would con-
sider the plight of Salvadorans
now in the country in "a fair and
humane manner."
"Too often," wrote Howard
Friedman, AJC president, "reac-
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varying views of United States
foreign policy in El Salvador. Like
anyone seeking refuge,
Salvadorans have the right to
have their cases decided according
to criteria established in United
States and international law:
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danger if sent back to their
Friedman's letter was sent to
Rep. Romano Mazzoli (D., Ky.),
chairman of the subcommittee of
the Judiciary Committee, and all
other members. The DeConcini-
Moakley Bill, Friedman said,
would suspend deportations back
to El Salvador for a limited time
until the General Accounting Of-
fice could study whether people
returned there were in danger
and whether other safe places for
them existed in Central America.
believes it's a sign of love. When
the beatings start, she often looks
for the fault in herself. She
believes she is not deserving of
love if she tries harder, the
beatings will stop. The exact op-
posite is true, of course."
WHY DOES the well-educated
middle or upper-income woman
not pick up and leave at this point?
Even if she is not employed, she is
surely sophisticated enough to
seek legal help. "Many of the
women are ashamed," Lev Ari ex-
plains. "They feel it is a stigma.
Like so many couples with other
problems, they prefer to put up a
front." Many of the center's
clients are teachers, social
workers and other professionals
whose social standing is very im-
portant to them, Levi Ari points
out. "They are embarrassed to
come out of the closet." For them,
Na'amat's service is unique;
moreover, Na'amat has an image
as an organization to which
women from all walks of life
belong, including well-known
"About 40 percent of our cases
are handled over the phone, where
we give emotional support and
help the women to connect with
various professionals, such as the
police, social workers and
lawyers," Leva Ari reports.
"Another 40 percent do come to
the center here in Tel Aviv, while
about 20 percent just make an in-
itial call or two and then vanish."
Na'amat's nationwide educa-
tional campaign is bringing the
problem of family violence to
public attention, and more and
more women are seeking help at
the center. For Lev Ari, the only
full-time employee of the center
although she is supported by
Na'amat's Legal Aid Department,
two therapists and a clerk the
task demands intensive energy
and dedication. Not surprisingly,
she possesses both qualities in
abundance. Speaking of her
challenging work, she says: "For
1,000 battered women a year,
Na'amat is both the first port of
call and the last resort.
Meese Serious About Terrorism
Attorney General Edwin
Meese has vowed that the
U.S. was "serious" about
applying "the full weight of
the law" to those who com-
mit acts of terror, and called
Yasir Arafat "ultimately
responsible" for terrorist
activity by factions of the
"We know that the various
elements in the PLO and its allies
and affiliates are in the thick of in-
ternational terror, and the leader
of the PLO Yasir Arafat -
must ultimately be held responsi-
ble for their actions," Meese af-
firmed to resounding applause at
a luncheon of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC). AIPAC was concluding
its 27th annual policy conference
in Washington.
recognition of the threat that ter-
rorism represents, he said, coor-
dinated worldwide efforts to pre-
vent its occurrence enabled the
thwarting of 100 terrorist mis-
sions aimed against U.S. citizens
abroad in 1985. Beyond the Ad-
ministration's preventative ef-
forts, however, is its policy of "go-
ing after those who actively con-
trol and sponsor the ter-
rorists," the Attorney General
"We are serious about applying
the full weight of the law to indict,
apprehend and prosecute those
who commit terror against
Americans, and to cooperate with
other countries against those who
commit terror against any citizens
anywhere in the world," Meese
The Attorney General made no
reference to ongoing efforts by
the Heritage Foundation, a con-
servative think-tank, and the Na-
tional Jewish Coalition, as well as
nearly half the Senate, to see a
Attorney General Meese
warrant issued by the Justice
Department for Yasir Arafat's ar-
rest on charges of involvement in
the murder of two Americans 13
years ago.
A LETTER signed by 44
Senators last February called on
Meese to investigate allegations
that Arafat was behind the 1973
assassination of U.S. Ambassador
to Sudan Cleo Noel and Charge
d'Affaires Curtis Moore in Khar-
toum, and to seek an indictment of
the PLO leader if appropriate.
Most recently, Sens. Frank
Lautenberg (D., N.J.) and Charles
Grassley (R., Iowa) sent the At-
torney General a de-classified
1975 study conducted for the
Defense Advanced Research Pro-
jects Agency, which asserts that
the Khartoum operation "was ap-
proved by Yasir Arafat."
But Meese stressed the impor-
tance of revising U.S. extradition
treaties "so that people who com-
mit (terrorist) crimes cannot
hide behind the loophole of claim-
ing that these are political acts."
He also called for a death penalty
for the taking of hostages, and for
approval of a pending bill that
would make terrorist attacks on
U.S. citizens overseas a crime
under American law.
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Measure In The Basement
jlfa A man went down into
ement of his home and
to die. For weeks and for
is he dug away, going ever
tr into the ground, boring his
irough impacted rubble and
. He did not strike either oil
iu-r. He found no buried gold
ut he did strike historic
It, in brief, is the story of
Siebenberg, son of a family
kelgian diamond merchants
led from the Nazis and found
in the U.S. Theo grew up
| visions of a home, and after
t-Day War found that home
1. He had the means to pur-
a stone house on the hill
looking the Temple Mount, on
dge of the Jewish Quarter, in
was known in ancient times
le Upper City.
WAS a spacious home, by
standards, occupying four
but Theo Seibenberg was
g for roots. He watched the
slogists busily at work ex-
the Jewish Quarter, and
leart leaped at sight of the
ets and shops and ruined
lings dating back to the days
i Temple. It was then, he told
fiat he decided to go home and
jre what lay under his house.
t>r weeks and months he dug
carefully sifting every
ket of sand and stone. He
Uoyed workmen to dig with
each under instructions to
)se of no rubble until it had
carefully inspected. The ex-
ition went deeper.
:ited hopes rose when they
in coming across charred rem-
its and soot-covered stones, all
icating a major fire and
Itruction on the site. It was
thereafter that he struck
historical gold, penetrating
the ruins of a Jewish home
i had existed here almost
years ago.
IE RELICS were small a
ring, an inkwell, a perfume bottle,
a bronze bell, buttons, keys, nails,
stone weights, pieces of shattered
h^we^cSll0/utntbU3l digging' n ^Voundstnathe"i."
dig down. It became necessary to
Jerusalem's archaeologists have
not been happy at Siebenberg's
Persoff Production
Extended By Demand
ollek Angers
guda Members
bda members of the City Coun-
I stormed out of a Council
HiriK last week enraged at
L'or Teddy Kollek, who had just
feted them and other Orthodox
lions for their exclusionary
Icies toward non-Orthodox and
J-Jewiah institutions in the
fhe Aguda members, Avraham
Person and Meir Porush, drew
llek's anger over religious op-
lsition to a number of major pro-
ps in the city, including a sports
ha and a Mormon-sponsored
Rational center to be con-!
pcted adjacent to the Hebrew
liversity campus on Mt. Scopus.
M <>u. the Orthodox, you have a
l*tto mentality," Kollek
llared. "Jerusalem is an asset
I the entire Jewish people
l"unhc>ut the world Reform,
Wrv:itive and Orthodox. Each
every one has a share in
rusalem, not only the Or-
dox, the Mayor declared, ad-
*'my Jewishness is just as
d as yours."
">Uek also had sharp criticism
ii' city's two Chief Rabbis.
tzhak Kolite and Yitzhak
Nn. who recently distributed
warning not to
r children in the
h ire loosely
with < -iservative
put up retaining walls, and many
tons of concrete went into the
ever-widening pit, to prevent the
house, and indeed the whole
street, from caving in.
For almost ten years he dug
away, and only a few people were
in on his secret. After he had gone
down the equivalent of four floors
credit for their magnificent
reconstruction of the Cardo and
the old Jewish Quarter, but told us
that he does not seek to compete
with them.
HE WANTED to establish his
own, personal place in the chain of
Jewish history and found it
here. Two chance finds served to
emphasize the continuity of that
history, he said, and showed us
The Misner Festival Production
of Sholem Aleichem starring
Nehemiah Persoff is so popular
that the Caldwell Theatre Com-
pany has extended the one-man
show by an additional evening and
four matinee performances from
April 28 through May 3.
Michael Hall, artistic director of
the theatre said the success of the
show "proves there is an avid
theater-going public out there to
support such an outstanding ac-
tor." Hall explained that Persoff
and taj-rasa-Ma EZS.*EKS ^^ri'/"^''"^"'
convenient access, he let the the Roman n*rinH ^ return just to do 1
world know what he had found.
Proudly Siebenberg escorted us
on a tour of his "dig," pointing out
the layout of the rooms, the loca-
tion of the family mikveh and
the special mikveh for guests. It
was obviously a wealthy family
Jews who lived here when the
Temple stood across the valley
from them, Jews who met an
unknown but presumably tragic
OR DID they manage to escape
in time through the exit tunnel
which they, and perhaps their
neighbors as well, dug in their
own basement, as emergency
escape in time of need?
Siebenberg has not yet followed
that tunnel to its end, since it
stretches under the street and
under many other neighboring
The area did not remain com-
pletely unoccupied in the post-
Temple period. A huge Byzantine
cistern, in excellent condition,
was uncovered alongside the
house, and will soon be converted
into a small concert hall. Initial ex-
periments with performance of
baroque music give promise of
unique acoustic facilities.
The history of the place
precedes our anonymous Jewish
family as well, for they had con-
structed their home over what us-
ed to be burial vaults of about the
Eighth Century, BCE, when the
place was still outside the city
limits. We learn from records that
the vaults had been emptied, the
bones taken elsewhere, and the
ground desanctified when it
became necessary to accom-
modate Jerusalem's expanding
population two thousand years
the Roman period.
On the same day that these
were uncovered, he came across a
rusty old machine gun, of
Haganah vintage, which the Jews
of the Old City has apparently hid-
den away out of sight of the pry-
ing British eyes.
Theo and his wife, Miriam, have
no children. They have established
a foundation, the Jerusalem
Historical Institute, to carry on
their work and maintain the pubic
museum which he plans to open in
the house. Thus far, he says, he
has put some three million dollars
into the project. The knowledge of
how much more there is still to be
done keeps him young.
i this performance
for us."
Sholem Aleichem is playing in
repertory with The Dark at the
Top of the Stairs. Seats for each
performance are $15. The dates of
the additional performances are:
Monday, April 28, 8 p.m.; Tues-
day, April 29, 2 p.m. matinee;
Thursday. Mav 1, 2 p.m. matinee:
Nehemiah Persoff
Friday, May 2, 2 p.m. matinee;
and Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m.
5 Injured When Bus Attacked
persons were injured when a bus
was attacked with an explosive
device in Anatot, an Arab suburb
within the Jerusalem city limits.
The bus, an Egged No. 25, was
enroute from the center of the city
to Neve Yaacov, an outlying
Earlier, a soldier was slightly in-
jured by a bomb explosion in the
center of Afula, the ninth terrorist
bombing in that Jezreel Valley
town in the past two months. The
soldier was treated at a first aid
station and sent home.
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Major Challenge to Rabbinate: Ethiopian
Couples Wed at Public Ceremony
TEL AVIV (JTA) Fifteen
new immigrant Ethiopian couples
were wed at a public ceremony
here in what was a major
challenge to the rabbinical
authorities. The marriage rites
were performed by Kessim the
Ethiopian community's own
religious leaders who are not
recognitzed by the Israeli Rab-
binate as halachic rabbis.
The marriages are not expected
to be recognized by the Rabbinate
or registered by the Interior
Ministry, which is under Orthodox
control. The Absorption Ministry
announced, however, that it
would regard the couples as fami-
ly units, the same as any other
new immigrants.
The two Chief Rabbis,
Mordechai Eliahu (Sephardic) and
Avraham Shapira (Ashkenazic)
Survey Outlines Backgrounds Of
Supporters Of Kahane's Kach Party
educated, disaffected, strongly
religious youths of Oriental
background are typical of the sup-
porters of Rabbi Meir Kahane's
extremist Kach Party, according
to a survey just completed by the
Hanoch and Rafi Smith Research
Center, published in the
Jerusalem Post. The survey also
found Kahane's support to be
Ninety percent of the Israelis
who back the Brooklyn-born rabbi
who has called for the ouster of all
Arabs from Israel and the ad-
ministered territoreis are
religiously oriented males whose
families came to Israel from
Islamic countries, who live in poor
neighborhoods or development
towns and find it hard to get or
hold a job, the Smiths, a father
and-son research team, found.
Nearly all in the sampling of
voters were under 39 years of age.
Most of them therefore were
educated in Israel. But nearly 60
percent had less than 12 years'
schooling, a much higher percen-
tage than found among the sup-
porters of any other party
represented in the Knesset. A
very high percentage were school
drop-outs or graduates of low
level vocational training courses.
Nearly half of the respondents
identified themselves as ultra-
Orthodox, religious or traditional.
There were virtually no secular
Jews among the Kahane sup-
porters polled. According to the
Smiths, their profile is closer to
that of the religious parties than
to the secular rightwing parties,
Likud and Tehiya.
A large majority of the Kach
supporters resemble the voters
for the religious parties insofar as
they support religious values as
the basis for Israeli law, the
researchers found. They see ex-
pansion of religious influence as
good and oppose secular Jewish
positions in general.
Continued from Page 3
SAG officials, Duke was
unavailable for comment since she
was on location involved with a
film production.
Mark Locher, a spokesperson
for SAG in Los Angeles, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency last
Thursday that the board of SAG
has not taken any action on the
proposal before the London Coun-
cil, and that to the best of his
knowledge it did not appear SAG
would make any public comment
on the proposal before the
scheduled vote last week.
SAG has a membership of
60,000 persons representing ac-
tors and actresses involved in
film, prime-time television and
commercials. It does not have any
formal relationship with the Lon-
don Council.
But the tide of Kahane support
has receded considerably, accor-
ding to the survey. From a high of
nine percent in August, 1985, it
has fallen to three percent of the
electorate last month, though this
is more than twice the percentage
that voted Kahane into the
Knesset in 1984. Among Jews of
Western origin, his support does
not even approach the one percent
necessary for a single Knesset
are visiting the U.S. and could not
be reached for comment. The In-
terior Ministry declined to
The Israeli Rabbinate only
reluctantly recognized the Ethio-
pian olim as Jews. They have
refused to authorize marriages
among them unless the bride and
groom submit to ritual immersion,
a symbolic rite of conversion. The
Ethiopian community, devout
practitioners of Mosaic law,
regard this as a gratuitous insult.
It has been a bone of contention
since the immigration of some
10,000 Ethiopian Jews between
November, 1984 and January,
Local rabbis attempted to pre-
vent weddings by threatening to
withdraw the kashrut certificates
from the catering establishment
which had rented its hall in the
Yad Eliahu quarter to the Ethio-
pian couples. The caterers cancel-
ed their contract at the last
minute, even while guests were
arriving. But a neighboring hall
offered its premises, and the
ceremonies were conducted there.
Pulpit-Bound from Strange Places
Where are the new rabbis coming from? Sarnia, Ontario, and
Morgantoum, West Virginia, that's where. Two recently-
ordained rabbis from those cities who are believed to be the only
rabbis ever to come from either place were honored last week at
the Centennial Chag HaSemichah of the Yeshiva University-
affiliated Rabbi Jsaac Elchanan Trieoiogtcal Seminary in New
York. Thi-y are Rabbi Lawrence Zierler (left), of Sarnia, who will
soon be moving to Ann Arbor, where he will be assistant director
of the Hillel at the University of Michigan; and Rabbi David
Joseph Levy, of Morgantown, who is now spiritual leader of
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A Chilling Memory
Friday, April 25, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 17
Elliot Welles w director of the
Task Force on Nazi War
Criminal* of the Anti-Defamation
League ofB'nax B'rith
It was a traumatic experience
which my wife and I will never
forget. It still gives us chills today,
nearly 40 years later.
The year was 1947. We were liv-
ing in post-war Austria, a divided
country with four military occupa-
tion zones. My wife, Ceil, was
employed by the United Nations
Relief and Rehabilitation Agency
(UNRRA). Her job was to accom-
pany displaced persons transports
from Vienna to Salzburg, a job
that allowed her also to visit her
mother, who was living in a DP
camp at Bad Gastein.
We had been married less than a
year. Our backgrounds were
similar both concentration
camp survivors, without families.
We were close and very much in
love. The horror of the camps re-
mained in our bones. We knew the
nightmare of living without
families, without close friends.
Mine had died in various Nazi con-
centration camps. Ceil's were kill-
ed, either in Estonia or in Kovno,
Lithuania, where my wife was
born and raised.
The day this story began I had
to attend to some affairs in Paris.
Ceil was making a trip to Salzburg
and back for UNRRA. We hated
separations but little did we
dream that it would be weeks
before we would see each other
again. On Ceil's return trip, she
had to pass through the demarca-
tion line where the American zone
ended and the Russian sector
began. After passing American in-
spection, she had to repeat the
procedures with the Russians and
that's when the trouble began. As
my wife, she was an Austrian
citizen and held an identification
card in four languages. However,
when the Russians saw the listing
of her birthplace, Kovno,
Lithuania, she was asked to step
down from the train with her
belongings. The soldier said to
her: "You are a Russian citizen.
What are you doing here?" She
responded that she was not Rus-
sian but Lithuanian-born and now
married to an Austrian and a
citizen of Austria. She asked him
to let her go. He refused.
Under armed guard, she was
taken to the nearest Russian-
administered city, St. Poelten, 60
kilometers from Vienna. There, in
a Russian headquarters building,
she was placed in the cellar ankle
deep in water. The next day she
was taken to a nearby Russian
camp filled with people of all na-
tionalities, where she was inter-
rogated for weeks by officers of
the NKVD (now the KGB). The in-
terrogator kept telling her that
she would return to Russia, marry
a Russian, and forget about her
life in Austria.
"Forget your Austrian hus-
band," he said. "You will work as
a nurse near the Black Sea and
you will find happiness in the
Imagine, if you can, f. concen-
tration camp survivor, a religious
Jew. being told over and over
again to forget her marriage vows
and her husband and to "go back
home." What he meant by
'home'' still brings shudders of
nght and anger to us both, even
40 years later.
Ceil's request to write to me
was granted but I never received
the letter and had no idea where
she was. Transports left the camp
every day and Ceil became more
frightened, even suicidal, as she
Jjf* no end to her incarceration.
I he only way out. she feared, was
One day; an Austrian truck
inver. who delivered coal to the
camp, agreed to take a message to
Xur.neighbors, who believed that
*** was at Bad Gastein with her
mother The truck driver took a
tremendous chance, of course. 1
am sorry to say that I never had
the opportunity to thank this
brave, decent man. He got Ceil's
message to our neighbors, who, in
turn, took it to Bruce Teicholz,
then Director of the International
Rescue Committee with offices at
the Rothschild hospital in Vienna,
a tremendous complex filled at
that time with Jews from all over
Eastern Europe on their way to
Israel. Mr. Teicholz, with whom
we were friends, quickly realized
the gravity of the situation. He
drove to the United States Army
Headquarters in Vienna and
spoke to General Mark Clark.
After hearing the story and learn-
ing that Ceil was a concentration
camp survivor and an employee of
UNRRA, General Clark im-
mediately got in touch with his
Russian counterpart.
The situation was a tremendous
embarrassment to the Russian oc-
cupation forces. A car was sent to
the camp with a Russian officer to
bring my wife back. Upon parting,
however, he told her that he
hoped she and her husband would
come by the Russian Embassy to
clear up the "question" of her
Anytime, thereafter, when my
wife saw a Russian uniform on the
streets of Vienna, she became
very upset. Soon after, we left
Vienna, the nightmare of having
survived one concentration camp
only to be placed in another,
behind us. When I look at my two
children and at my grandchildren,
I still think of the brave Austrian
truck driver whose courageous ac-
tion saved a family.
An Agncy ol lh South County Jtwish Federation
Yom Hasho'a Memorial...
Continued from Page 4
gested to Sadat that "only by go-
ing to war (could he) induce the
United States to put enough
pressure on Israel to secure the
return of his territories." Later,
once the war was under way
and going badly for Israel
"Kissinger's policy" was to "stall
on the resupply of arms to Israel
so as to soften Israel up for the
ultimate peace negotiations." In
the end, writes O'Brien, Prime
Minister Golda Meir had to
"bypass" the unsupportive
Secretary of State and appeal
directly to President Nixon for the
arms necessary to stave off
defeat. It was Nixon who
"ordered the great airlift" that
helped save the Jewish state.
There is more to O'Brien's book,
much more. Even his discussion of
the Lebanon war and of the PLO's
role in international terror pro-
vides either new information or a
new twist on things the reader
already knows. His conclusion,
while not optimistic, is realistic.
O'Brien does not expect any com-
prehensive "solution" to the Mid-
dle East conflict. Like the Irish
"troubles," it gives every indica-
tion of being one of those near-
permanent international pro-
blems. Israel cannot give up the
West Bank and Jerusalem; the
Arabs can accept nothing less
than a settlement that would strip
Israel of both, and probably much
more. The answer for O'Brien
then is some sort of shared rule on
the West Bank. The Israeli
military presence would stay but
the Palestinian Arabs and Jordan
would take the lead in matters
relating to civilian life. In fact,
that is happening already. Peace,
real peace, will have to await the
day when the Arabs agree to end
the siege. That, says O'Brien,
won't happen soon.
The Jewish Community of
South County will com-
memorate the Holocaust on
the eve of Yom Hasho'a
Holocaust Memorial Day
with the presentation of
"The Diary of Anne Frank"
at the Adolph and Rose
Levis Jewish Community
Center in Boca Raton.
The play, with a cast of
volunteers, is being directed
by Andrea Mossovitz of the
Jewish Community Day
School. It is co-sponsored by
the Levis JCC and the Com-
munity Relations Council.
The South County Rab-
binical Association will con-
duct the service-ceremonial
portion of the program.
While many organizations
and institutions conduct in-
dividual programs to com-
memorate the Holocaust
and the extermination of six
million Jews by the Nazis,
this is the central communi-
Part of the cast of "The Diary of Anne Frank'' rehearses for
the May 5th Yom Hashoah production sponsored by the
Levis JCC and the Community Relations Council.
ty program, held on the eve on the Hebrew calendar,
of the 27th day of Nissan, That is, the Memorial
which is the official Yom will be held on Monday,
Hasho'a ("Holocaust Day") May 5, at 7 p.m.
.And Israel's Independence
Marianne Lesser, director
of Adult/Cultural Program-
ming has been gearing the
center up for the com-
munity's celebration of
Israel Independence.
"On Sunday, May 18, area
synagogues, organizations,
and the families of our com-
munity will be participating
in a fun-filled day at the
JCC," said Marianne.
"Everyone is invited to en-
joy the entertainment, food
and merriment of this
celebration!" The event
runs from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.
Parking for this annual
festivity is available only
at the North End of
Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty. Luxury buses will then
shuttle attendees to and
from the Baer Jewish
Campus. Call 395-5546 for
more information.
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AJC Asks Gov. Graham To Stop Christian Prison Program

The American Jewish and Christian Prison
Congress has called on Gov. Ministries, Inc., "as soon as
Bob Graham to terminate a appropriate alternative ar-
contract between the rangements can be made."
Department of Corrections
Local Club&
Organisation News
Murray Hymowitz, right, was recently installed for the second
term as Commander of JWV Post 266, Delray Beach. Florida's
Senior Vice Commander Jack Feilich, left, presented Hymowitz
with a "Blue Ribbon" for outstanding membership.
Hadassah Manachem Begin
Chapter will hold their Board
meeting, Wednesday, May 7, 9:30
a.m. at the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point, Delray.
B'nai B'rith Women Genesis
Chapter will attend the Sunrise
Musical Theatre to see Tom
Jones, Saturday, May 3. Also,
Genesis Chapter will sponsor a
"Mother's Day Cruise" with din-
ner and entertainment aboard the
Spirit, Sunday, May 11. To make
reservations for either event,
please call Ruth 488-1760 or
Evelyn 487-5128.
B'nai B'rith Safed Unit No.
9288 will hold their next meeting
Sunday, May 4,10 a.m. at Pines of
Boca Barwood Recreation Center,
2338 Barwood Lane So., Boca
Raton For further information,
please call William Berger
483-1737 or Herman Sokoloff
The National Council of
Jewish Women, Southpoint Sec-
tion will hold their installation lun-
cheon, Wednesday, May 7, 11:45
a.m. at Bocaire Country Club,
Military Trail. A program will be
presented by the West Palm
Beach Actor's Workshop and
Repertory Theatre. Donation $15.
For further information, please
call 272-1854.
The Kinneret Chapter,
Na'Amat, will celebrate the
Passover Holiday with a three-
fold program at its next meeting
Monday, April 28, 12:30 p.m. at
the Palm Greens Clubhouse on
Via Delray in Delray Beach.
A mini-luncheon complete with
traditional Passover foods will be
followed by a candle lighting
ceremony in memory of the six
million Jews who perished in the
Holocaust and climaxed with a
piano program of favorite popular
and classical pieces played by
Stella Lerman, well-known pianist
and resident of Palm Greens.
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton has announced the af-
filiation of Cantor Norman Swerl-
ing with its synagogue. Cantor
Swerling will be scheduled for 10
Friday night services between
now and the High Holy Days and
will serve the congregation during
the entire 1986 High Holy Day
Cantor Swerling and his wife,
Naomi, are recent arrivals in
Florida from New York. He has
served in recent years as the
Director of the UAHC Eisner
Camp Institute in Great Barr-
ington, Mass. He is a graduate of
the Cantorial School of the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion and has served
many leading Reform Congrega-
tions including Temple B'nai
Israel in Oklahoma City; Con-
gregation Mikve Israel-
Emmanuel in Curacao,
Netherland Antilles; Community
Synagogue in Rye, N.Y.; and
North Shore Synagogue in
Syosset, N.Y.
Friday evening, April 25, Sab-
bath in Pesach. Visitors will be
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
Church Choir and Reverend An-
thony Holliday. Festival of
Freedom will be jointly
Temple Sinai's Young Couple
Group, Kulanu. recently elected
new officers. President, Edward
Kamin; vice presidents, Burton
Epstein and Marline Lucheroni;
Sharon Loggins, secretary, and
Judy Edsall, treasurer.
Israel Independence Day will be
observed at a Sabbath eve service,
Friday, May 2, 8:15 p.m. at the
Anshei Emuna Sisterhood will
hold their next meeting, Tuesday,
May 6, at noon at the synagogue,
16189 Carter Rd., Delray. An in-
teresting program is planned.
Charging that a halfway house
for prison inmates in Orlando is
"explicitly sectarian," the
American Jewish Congress
Southeast Region in Miami is set-
ting its sights on an Episcopal
priest who directs the Florida
state-supported facility.
Christian Prison Ministries'
director, the Rev. Frank Constan-
tino, insists that Wednesday night
Bible study and Sunday services
held at the 40-bed facility are
voluntary. "No one is forced to at-
tend the services, and they are
free to leave our program at any
time and transfer into another
one," he declared.
NOT SO, according to the
American Jewish Congress. The
Bridge, the name of the halfway
house, is a facility where persons
released to Constantino's pro-
gram "are obligated upon pain
of remand to prison to comply
with (the program's) rules, in-
cluding those which enforce a
religious regime," the Congress
According to the Jewish civil
libertarian organization's presi-
dent, Norman A. Orovitz, and Lin-
da J. Ehrlich, chair of its Commis-
sion on Law and Social Action,
"Although its (The Bridge) con-
tracts with the State make no
mention of religion, Christian
Prison Ministries in materials
makes it abundantly clear that
religion is an integral aspect of its
rehabilitation program."
In their letter to Gov. Graham,
they note that "Even leaving
aside the various unconstitu-
tionalities under the First Amend-
ment of the Constitution of the
United States and Article I, Sec-
tion 3 of the Florida Constitution
of a contract which funds an ex-
plicitly sectarian program, it is, or
ought to be, abundantly clear that
the authority of the State, in the
form of incarceration, may not be
used to compel adherence to
religious beliefs and practices."
ADDS THE letter: "The con-
tract between the Department
and C.P.M. (Christian Prison
Ministries) enables C.P.M. to do
just that with respect to the
prisoners entrusted to their care."
The letter also urges the Gover-
nor "to name a citizens' panel im-
mediately to conduct an indepen-
dent investigation into deep-
seated church/state problems
within the programs and politics
of the Department of
J The State of Florida pays Chris-
tian Prison Ministries $17 a day
for each inmate, and the inmate
must pay $4 a day earned from an
outside job. Constantino explain-
ed that the program also receives
donations from numerous
Says AJCongress official
Ehrlich: "This is clearly a
religiously-oriented program, and
the state is paying the bills. There
are many who have been concern-
ed for years about separation of
church and state. This is quite a
blatant abuse of the Constitution
of the United States."
THE ISSUE flared up in March
when a Jewish inmate of the
Women's Adjustment Center, an
Orlando work-release program,
complained to the Orlando Jewish
Naomi Etzkin, a staff associate
of the Jewish Federation, said
that the inmate complained that
we would have no alternative but
to participate in a Christian-
oriented program if the
Legislature approves a proposal
by Christian Prison Ministries to
operate two other Orlando work-
release programs, including the
Women's Adjustment Center.
Both are now operated by the
Florida Department of
"We didn't know anything
about the religious orientation of
The Bridge, or the request that
C.P.M., take over the other work-
release programs, until she
brought it to our attention," Et-
zkin declared.
Department administrator, Don
Hassfurder, has recommended to
the Legislature that Christian
Prison Ministries be allowed to
run the two work-release pro-
grams, including the women's
center, now located in three
doublewide trailers.
"We have contracted out work-
release programs all across the
state, and this would be no dif-
ferent," Hassfurder said, adding
that Constantino's program has a
high success rate. "The recidivism
rate from clients is extremely low.
He is doing something that
Hassfurder added that he didn't
believe inmates at The Bridge are
coerced into participating in
religious services. "This is the
first complaint I have ever had in
the four years that we have con-
tracted with him. We have con-
tracts with the Salvation Army,
and that certainly has a religious
orientation, and we haven't
received a complaint about them
Shabbat, 17 Nissan, 5746
(First Day Hoi Hamoed)
Song of Songs is Recited.
Candlelighting 6:29 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 7:39 p.m.
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.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary School
Cafeteria, 6690 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv, call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Lin ton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
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
Levia JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton; Friday
evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
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 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
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.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 83446. Conser-
vative. Phone 496-0466 and 495-1300. Rabbi Morris Silberman
Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p m
Saturday at 8:30 am. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
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.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m!
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.

Friday, April 25, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 19
Israel's Chief Rabbis Say Reform and
Conservative Creating A Divisive 'New Torah'
Intel's two Chief Rabbis
shkenazi Chief Rabbi Avraham
Jiapira and Sephardi Chief Rabbi
lordechai Eliyahu said that the
[eform and Conservative
lovements in America "are
ating a new Torah that can
fvide the Jewish people.
J "They must not change halacha
lewish religious law) and must
Vop converting to Judaism accor-
Ing to their new laws," the two
bbis said.
|In an interview with the Jewish
elegraphic Agency at the Israel
jnsulate here, Eliyahu said:
he Jewish People^ is not a race,
is a religion. The halacha sets
ke rules of conversion. The
feform and Conservative
movements) want to create a new
jrah and they want us to
cognize their new religion. By
(leir new laws, they encourage
Bsimilation. They want to force
their opinion on us and change
Shapira added: "The Reform
and Conservative rabbis want to
convert goyim and make them
Jews against halacha. How can
you make a goy a Jew when part
of the Jewish people (the Or-
thodox) doesn't want him?
"The point of controversy is not
'Who is a Jew.' The struggle is
against the Reform and Conser-
vative way of conversion. We are
not against the four or five million
Reform and Conservative Jews in
America. They will always be
Jews. The point of contention are
the some 5,000 people whom the
Reform and Conservative con-
verted, not according to halacha."
Eliyahu, in a direct appeal to
Reform and Conservative Jews,
said: "We ask of you, don't divide
the Jewish people. Our task is to
unite the nation, but you create a
new Torah that can divide the
Jewish people."
The Chief Rabbis, who were in
New York on a five-day visit to at-
tend Yeshiva University's 100th
anniversary, were asked about the
escalation of tension between
secular and religious Jews in
"There are extremists on both
sides," Eliayahu replied. "In our
opinion, the majority of the Israeli
people are sympathetic to religion
and keep the traditions of the
Jewish people. But there are
groups who are creating the
escalation because they do not ac-
cept the fact that most of the peo-
ple favor religion."
Shapira noted that the Chief
Rabbinate has been working to
build bridges between religious
and secular Jews in Israel.
"Escalation (of tension) is not
good for the people of Israel. We,
therefore, are organizing
meetings between secular and
religious groups to promote
understanding and friendly
Defray Beach and Nahariya
Join As Sister Cities
Delray Beach and the city of
Jahariya in Israel are now sister
pities. The twinning ceremony
>k place earlier this month with
layor Doak Campbell presenting
he proclamation he had issued to
Cantor David J. Leon, former can-
sr. and currently executive vice
president of Temple Emeth.
Nahariya is a resort city in the
north of Israel, similar in size to
elray Beach, with a boardwalk
bn the Mediterranean Sea. The ci-
ty is noted for its fine schools and
for its dairy (cheese and ice-
cream) and meat processing
Cantor Leon explained that the
purpose of twinning is to create
friendship and brotherhood bet-
Keen Christians and Jews and
publish a line of communication
etween cities in America and
Israel. Such a friendship can have
Jnany positive benefits, he added.
lie spoke of pen pals in both cities;
If cultural and sports exchanges
Jnd of tourism exchanges.
Temple Emeth members will
lisit Nahariya in 1987, he said.
["his is the temple's "Bar Mitzvah
ear and visitors will be greeted
ly Mayor Chaim Lavav and other
|fficials there. Three days of
"lilton I., 68. of Bocm Raton, was originally
from New York City. He is survived by his
kife Adele. (Gutterman-Warheit Memorial
.lice, 77, of Kings Point, Delray Beach, was
hnKinally from New York. She is survived
py her son David; daughter Judith; brother
<-onard Berkowitz; sister Rose Swisky and
Iwo grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin
l-morial Chapel)
J lam. 72, of Kings Point, Delray Beach,
l u "nginally from New York.He is surviv-
al by her husband Walter; son Eugene.
Jiaughter Judith and one grandchild. (Beth
IumI Kubm Memorial Chapel)
'altar, 83, of Pines of Delray North, was
kiginally from Germany. He is survived by
["' wih Helen; brother Hugo; sisters Catte
Pinpover, Hannah Levy and Ruth Moss
|l!.th Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel)
Samuel. 72, of Kings Point, Delray Beach.
j*as originally from Detroit. Michigan. He is
lurvuHJ by his wife Eva. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
>ra. 101, of Delray Beach, was originally
rom Greece. She is survived by her
ughter Esther (Gutterman-Warheii
lemonal Chapal)
special communal events and
celebrations to honor Delray
Beach will follow.
The twinning arrangement
originated from a talk between a
Miami businessman, Cantor Leon
and a third man, Milton Giiver-
man of Tamaric, who is president
of U.S.-Israel TRADE. TRADE is
a non-profit corporation,
registered in Tallahassee, whose
purpose is to promote sister-city
agreements between Florida and
Israeli cities. After the proposal
was prepared. Ben Kessler. a past
president of Temple Emeth, in-
troduced the cantor and the pro-
posal to Mayor Doak Campbell. A
presentation to the City Council
followed, leading to the twinning
decision and issuance of the
Attending the ceremony at City
Hall were Milton Guberman and
three representatives of Temple
Emeth: Rabbi Elliot J.
Winogrand, Cantor Leon and
Murray Blinder, a temple vice
Delray Mayor Doak Campbell congratulates Cantor David J.
Leon after presenting the proclamation to him.
Shapira contended that since
the establishment of the State of
Israel there has been a "consen-
sus" regarding the character of
the Jewish State. "The consensus
has been that, as a State, the
character of Israel will always re-
main Jewish, while inside one's
home every person can do as he
pleases." Now, however, Shapira
charged, "there are elements who
want to break the consensus." He
cited the opening of movie
theaters in Israeli cities and towns
on Friday nights as an example of
"breaking the consensus."
Turning to the issue of Jewish
education in the diaspora, the two
religious leaders warned that lack
of Jewish education is the major
factor in the growing assimilation
of the young Jewish generation.
"Without Jewish education there
Milton Guberman displayts the twinning promotion with a
T^^nfromTempU Emeth. (left to ryht) Murray BUnder,
CanU* David J. Leon and Rabbx Elliot J. Winograd.
will be more and more assimila-
tion," Shapira said. Eliyahu add-
ed: "The Jewish community must
mobilize itself and support Jewish
education and make it available to
those who can't afford it. This
must be done to preserve the
future of the Jewish people."
Eliyahu and Shapira, who were
both born in Jerusalem, expressed
the hope that the Ethiopian Jews
who immigrated to Israel last year
will be fully integrated into Iraeli
society. They said that the Chief
Rabbinate recognized them as
Jews but that in order to remove
any doubt, the Rabbinate asks for
ritual immersion in individual
"The newly-arrived Ethiopian
Jews are incited by certain
elements among them," Shapira
and Eliyahu said. "We recognize
them as Jews, as a group, but
because in certain individual cases
there might be a doubt, we ask
that they undergo ritual immer-
sion," Eliyahu said.
On Saturday, April 26, Jessica
Lahn, daughter of Judy and
Foster Lahn, will be called to the
Torah at Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton as a Bat Mitzvah.
As an ongoing Temple project,
she will be "twinning" with Julia
Appel of the Soviet Union. Jessica
is a 7th Grade student at Loggers
Run Middle School and attends
the Temple Beth El Religious
Family members sharing in the
simcha are her brother, Matthew;
aH grandmothers, Sadie Lahn of
Boca Raton and Helen Locke of
Sharon, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Lahn
will host a Kiddush in Jessica's
honor following Shabbat Morning
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