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of South County
Volume 8 Number 22
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, June 13,1986
F,d sboch.i Price 35 Cents
Taxing Matters ... page 2
CRC- Guarding the quality
of Life for Jews ... page 3
A New Look at Federation
Missions.. .page5
Soviet Jewry Update...
page 13
A Coalition of Kindred Spirits:
NCJW, Junior League Join Hands
Special to the South County
Jewish Floridian
"We have worked hard to dispel
the old 'white gloves' image of
Retired IDF General Arrested
In N.Y. in Illegal Arms Plan
Retired Israel Defense
Force Gen. Avraham Bar-
Am was arrested at Ken-
nedy Airport last week
along with three other
Israelis and an American
lawyer alleged to be involv-
ed in an illegal plan to sell $2
billion worth of American
combat aircraft and other
weapons to Iran.
The four men had been in Ber-
muda since Apr. 21 where, accor-
ding to U.S. authorities, they
went to finalize the arms deal.
They were hfil^^cwtody at U.S.
request andrBpw&d from the
British colony la*t -Wednesday
(May 28).
THEY WERE scheduled to ap-
pear last Thursday before a
federal magistrate in Manhattan.
In addition to Bar-Am, a 52-year-
old veteran of 30 years in the IDF,
the suspects are William Nor-
throp, who holds dual U.S. and
Israeli citizenship, Israel
Eisenberg and his son, Guri
Eisenberg, both Israeli nationals,
and Samuel Evans, an American
lawyer alleged to have master-
minded the deal.
The five are among 17 persons
of Israeli and other nationalities
who were arrested or had war-
rants issued for their arrest in
April. According to Assistant
U.S. Attorney Lorna Scofield, 10
of the 17 are now in custody.
U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani
alleges that the suspects con-
spired to sell and ship to Iran
American-made missiles, tanks,
jet fighters and military transport
aircraft in defiance of the U.S.
arms embargo on Iran. The
weapons were said to be stored in
several foreign countries awaiting
WHEN THE case broke, the
Israeli government categorically
denied any involvement or
knowledge of the alleged plot and
U.S. authorities affirmed that
Israel was not involved. But Bar-
Am has claimed that he had Israeli
permission to broker the arms
Indictment Published of
Israel's Policies in Gaza Strip
A scathing indictment of
Israel's policies in the Gaza
Strip was published recently
by the West Bank-Gaza
Data Base Project here. The
director of the project,
Meron Benvenisti, said Gaza
Arabs are far worse off than
those in the West Bank and
warned that unless massive
development programs are
instituted, the Gaza Strip
would turn into the "Soweto
of the Mideast."
The report, prepared by Har-
vard University researcher Sara
Roi, accused the Israeli
authorities of neglect and stated
that "if something is not done
soon," conditions will get worse.
Sources at the Defense Ministry
which is responsible for the Gaza
Strip said they had not seen the
report and could not comment on
THE REPORT called the Gaza
Strip one of the most densely
populated areas on earth. It noted
that some 525,000 Palestinians
live in 96 square miles. One-third
of the territory, 46 square miles,
has been reserved exclusively for
Jewish settlements which have a
population of only 2,200.
Infant mortality in the Gaza
Strip is four times that in Israel,
and hospitals are woefully
understaffed and undersupplied,
the report said. It noted that the
Shifa Hospital, the largest in
Gaza, lacks basic medical equip-
ment such as X-ray machines, and
its sanitary conditions are "at
best abhorrent."
The report spoke of mice and
roaches found in filthy rooms with
broken windows where patients
lay two to a bed on torn, blood-
stained sheets.
budgetary constraints are no ex-
cuse for the authorities not to
grant the Gaza inhabitants proper
services. He said Israel's income
from the Gaza Strip was greater
than its expenditures there. He
noted that 45,000 Gaza laborers
work in Israel, pay local taxes as
well as income tax and national in-
surance in Israel which amounts
to "an occupation tax" of $35
million a year.
He said the report documents
conditions "beyond disgrace." It
is no longer a political problem but
a long neglected moral imperative
which cannot be ignored. Accor-
ding to the report, the population
of the Gaza Strip is doubling every
generation and could reach
900,000 by the turn of the
Junior League," said Lynn Smith,
president of the local chapter. In
fact, the gloves have disappeared
and Junior League has joined
hands locally and nationally with
the National Council of Jewish
Women (NCJW) to work on com-
mon social action projects.
Begun in 1901 by Mary Har-
riman Rumsey (sister of Averil
Harriman), the Junior League
was considered the bastion of the
young WASP matron. One of the
sure signs of acceptance in "socie-
ty" was an invitation to join
Junior League.
Lois Elias, Jewish, the Media
Specialist for the National
Association of Junior Leagues,
feels that as women began to ex-
tend their sphere of influence in
the latter decades of the 20th cen-
tury, the Junior League reflected
that trend in their organization.
By 1977, a specific priority of its
national board of directors
became to diversify the League's
membership. They felt it would be
necessary to include within the
Continued on Page 2
A Second Annual Awareness day was sponsored recently by NC-
JW and the Junior League. In the picture (left to right) are Ellen
Wantman, NCJW Programming Chairwoman; Barbara Manns,
NCJW Co-President; Billie Jean Steele, Junior League Public Af-
fairs Chairwoman; Paula Furick, Junior League Vice President
of Public Affairs, and Susie Tabor, NCJW Co-President.
On War With Syria
Things Are No Different Than Before
Moshe Arens said that it is
an "optical illusion" to view
the situation between Israel
and Syria in the last few
weeks as something dif-
ferent that did not exist in
the past.
"In fact, the danger of war bet-
ween Israel and Syria had been in
existence a year ago and two
years ago, and will continue to ex-
ist next year as well," Arens, the
former Defense Minister of Israel,
contended in an interview.
"The Syrian ruler, President
Hafez Assad, is hostile to Israel.
He has a large army. At the mo-
ment that he will conclude that
war with Israel will advance his
interests, he will start a war,"
Arens said. "Israel is in principle
against war. We know that we can
win a war with Syria, and we are
willing to pay the price but we
want to avoid paying the price. If
it is up to Israel there will be no
war with Syria."
ARENS, a leader of Herat and
a close associate of Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who is
scheduled to replace Shimon
Peres as Premier next October,
said that it is unclear what indeed
can force Assad to launch a war
against Israel. "None of us can
say whether a worsening in the
economic situation of Syria or
growing terrorist acts inside that
country could trigger a war. The
answer is not clear-cut," he said.
Arens, who described Syria as
"Israel's major enemy today,"
.uled out the possibility of a ter-
roritorial compromise on the
Golan Heights as a way of
reaching a comprehensive settle-
ment with Syria.
Referring to a statement Assad
recently made, in which the
Syrian President declared that
Syria wants the Golan Heights to
be "in the middle of Syria," Arens
said that in his view the equation
of territories for peace is not ap-
plicable to Syria. "We don't hear
them knocking on our door to
start negotiations," he quipped.
TURNING TO the issue of
Israel's relations with Egypt,
Arens said that "there is not even
one single person in Israel who
would tell you that the relations
between the two countries meet
his expectations." He contended
that Egypt is in clear violation of
its peace treaty with Israel by con-
tinuing to refuse to send its Am-
bassador back to Israel after he
was recalled at the start of the
Lebanon war in June, 1982.
Arens was also skeptical that
the resolution of the Taba dispute
Continued on Page 4*
15,000 Are Addicts
Israel Drug Abuse
Up, Seen Rising
Twenty years after America
first realized the extent of
its drug problem, Israel is
fighting a similar war
against an escalating
number of drug abusers.
There are an estimated
15,000 drug addicts in Israel
today, an accumulation of
about 10 years of drug use
That statistic is based only on
accounts of hospital treatment
reported by the Israeli Magen
David Adorn, and according to
Andre Marcus, of the Interna-
tional Anti-Drug Abuse Founda-
tion, "that figure can be doubled
without exaggerating."
About 40 percent of the drug
abusers in Israel are between the
ages of 13 and 18, according to
Diane Marcus, also of the Founda-
tion. Another 40 percent are 22
and over, while the figure drops to
20 percent for those 18 to 22.
"THE DROP comes when peo-
ple go into the Army," Diane Mar-
cus said. "Thoe found to be on
drugs in the Army are kicked out
and go to jail. That creates a pro-
blem because if you don't finish
three years in the Army you can't
do anything afterwards," she told
Continued on Page 8-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 13, 1986
A Coalition of Kindred Spirits
Editor '$ Note: We continue our
column with commonly asked
questions in regard to estate
Q. My Will is not notarized.
Does this make my Will invalid?
A. No, as long as your Will has
two witnesses it is valid. A
notarized, or "self-proving," Will
provides that at your death, the
witnesses do not have to appear in
court. The Will is admitted to pro-
bate and your personal represen-
tative is appointed without the
need of the witnesses to appear. It
always saves time and expense.
Q. I would like to establish my
domicile in Florida. I only live
here four months a year. Can I
have a Florida domicile?
A. Yes, domicile in Florida is
based on intent. It is not based on
time. In order to establish your
domicile in Florida, be sure to do
the following:
1. File a Declaration of Domicile
at the courthouse.
2. If you own real estate, apply
for a Homestead exemption.
3. File your income tax (Form
1040) from Florida.
4. Register to vote in Florida.
5. Have your Will re-written to
declare your Florida domicile.
6. Register your automobile in
Q. A large part of my estate is
in the form of life insurance. How
could a Living Trust help my
A. You can make the trust the
beneficiary of your life insurance
policies. At your death, your
trustee would then receive the
proceeds of your policies in accor-
dance with the terms of the trust.
This would enable you to leave
money directly to a surviving
spouse, but recognizes that the
spouse may have no experience in
handling money. The trust could
shield against mismanagement or
vulnerability to fraudulent
schemes. Also, when a trust is ar-
ranged so as to be both the owner
and beneficiary, the insurance
proceeds can avoid estate taxes.
Q. How can a Living Trust help
me if I become ill or disabled?
A. You may appoint a successor
trustee, which can be a spouse,
child, friend or a bank, who would
be directed in the trust's instruc-
tions to take care of your needs in
the event you become ill or disabl-
ed. You can also provide in the
trust that you do not want to be
placed in a nursing home but
rather remain in your home with a
companion or nurse.
Also, consider a Durable Family
Power of Attorney to help you if
you become disabled.
Q. Two years ago, I put my
daughter's name on my stocks and
bonds. Now, I want to sell some of
my securities and my daughter
refuses to sign the stock powers.
What can I do to force her to sign
so I can get the securities sold?
A. See a tax attorney quickly.
When you put your daughter's
name as a joint tenant on the
securities, you appear to have
given her a joint tenancy in the
securities. It may not be possible
to force her to give it back.
Parents otten add their adult
children to the title of securities or
their home as joint tenants
because they think it will simplify
the probate of their estate. I
presume that was your purpose
for adding your daughter to your
securities. However, this plan can
backfire if family hostility creates
di&agremeent when one joint te-
nant desires to sell, but the other
does not want to cooperate. Con-
sider a lawsuit for partition of the
Craig Donoff
Any time you place your assets
in joint names with your children,
you must consider your health and
your wealth. There are many pro-
blems you don't realize that exist.
Q. I am an ex-New Yorker who
came to Boca Raton to retire. I
made my Will out in New York
and named my step-daughter,
who lives in New York, as
beneficiary and executor of my
Will. Friends say I should make
out a new Will because my present
one isn't valid in Florida. Is it
A. No. Your Will may be valid in
Florida. The problem is your step-
daughter can't act as executor.
Florida law provides that only a
blood relative son, daughter,
mother, father, sister or brother,
nephew or niece living out of
State, or one of their spouses, or a
legally adopted child can be nam-
ed as executor. If you don't name
someone else to act as your ex-
ecutor, the probate court will ap-
point an executor.
Q. What are some of the ways I
can finance my grandson's college
education, tax-free?
A. The simplest and least expen-
sive way to begin a college fund is
to transfer cash or securities to a
custodial account established in
your grandson's name, under the
Uniform Gifts to Minors Act
(UGMA). Both spouses together
can give each grandchild up to
$20,000 a year without triggering
a Federal gift tax. Your gandchild
owns the assets and the income
they produce, which is taxed at
the grandchild's low or non-
existent tax rate. In 1985, your
grandchild pays no tax on invest-
ment income up to $1,040.
Certain trust arrangements
may also be appropriate for
grandparents with more substan-
tial funds to invest. For example,
Clifford trusts, spousal remainder
trusts, and spray trusts. A trust
requires hiring an attorney to
prepare the legal trust
documents. Also consider zero
coupon bonds.
Mr. Donoff is the past-president
of the Greater Boca Raton Estate
Planning Council and practices
law in Boca Raton. This column is
edited by Marvin A. Kirsner on
behalf of the Jewish Community
Foundation Legal and Tax
Note: This advisory column is
the last one for the 1985-86 season.
A similar column will appear
again in September.
Blood Tests Slated
unit of blood donated in Israel will
be tested for the presence of the
Anti HTLV-3 bodies, the virus
causing AIDS, by Magen David
Adorn, Israel's National Blood
Service. In making this procedure
mandatory, the State of Israel
joins the western world countries
in the struggle against the fatal
AIDS disease.
Continued from Page 1
organization a broader range of
socially conscious women willing
to work for the benefit of their
communities. Previously, cultural
bias though never actually writ-
ten into their by-laws might
have dictated membership
policies. But in 1981 the National
Association of Junior Leagues
formed a "membership diver-
sification team" that works with
local chapters. The plan is
Debra Seidel in New York City
a Jewish woman and the na-
tional association's executive
director along with Pat Turner-
Smith in Indianapolis a black
woman and a national vice-
president are living testaments
to the League's new policy. Lynn
Smith, the local president, says
that there are many Junior
League chapters that have a large
Jewish membership. In the Boca-
Delray chapter, this is not the
case, for reasons unknown to
Lynn, "It must be a southern
phenomenon," she thinks.
The so-called, "southern
phenomena," here, is actually
caused by the Boca-Delray section
of the National Council of Jewish
Women. According to the
NCJW's first president, Phyllis
Lyons, the group was begun in
1975 by seven young Boca Raton
women committed to the national
NCJW policy of "improving the
quality of life for others," locally,
nationally and in Israel.
NCJW is the oldest Jewish
women's volunteer organization
in the U.S. It was founded in 1893,
eight years before the Junior
League. With a local membership
of 440 in the Boca-Delray Section,
it continues to act as a magnet for
young Jewish women moving into
south Palm Beach County. A
group of the older Jewish women
have split off to form their own
South Point NCWJ section.
The two sections help Jewish
newcomers acclimate to both the
established Jewish and non-
Jewish communities. Although
Junior League is now open for
membership, most local young
Jewish women seem to prefer the
Jewish organization.
Activism Demanded by Both
However, a few local Jewish
women have dual memberships in
both organizations. Lynn Smith
feels their "special awareness of
what's going on in both organiza-
tions" is very beneficial. Fre-
quently, one group will ask their
opinion to "test the waters"
before the other organization is
officially requested to join forces
on a project.
In reality, it is difficult to stay
active in both groups. Each
organization looks for active
workers and discourages women
who only want to join for social
reasons. Junior League requires a
set number of volunteer hours,
and NCJW simply "inspires" its
members to remain actively
In the past. Junior League has
always sought out other groups to
help support its causes, but never
turned to NCJW. Martha Berns-
tein, who currently sits on the
Junior League's national board
and who was a NCJW national
board member from 1975 to 1979,
says both organizations coinciden-
tally became involved in the in-
terests of children in the criminal
justice system in the early 1970's.
The organizations began to realize
they had common goals, and
chapters began to work with each
other on joint projects.
For example, the national
"Guardian Ad Litum" program
which ensures that children will
have their own advocate in the
court system is an outgrowth of
the joint national efforts. Also, ac-
cording to Bernstein, the Junior
League began to take an interest
in public affairs, an area with
which NCJW had always been
well acquainted.
It is obvious to both groups,
now, that they can accomplish
more together than separately.
Time and time again around the
country, local coalitions are being
formed between them to promote
the welfare of families, educate
members on critical social pro-
blems, and have a voice in public
affairs. Priorities on a national
basis are very similar. Although
both national boards set
guidelines, local chapters deter-
mine their own agendas.
The Local Connection
While attending national con-
ventions as president of the Boca-
Delray Section of NCJW, Ann
Greenspan kept hearing about
these joint efforts. "The two
groups seemed to be so similar in
their goals and aspirations, NCJW
was constantly being called, 'The
Jewish Junior League,'" said
Ann. In 1984, after her tenure
ended, Ann found she had time to
follow up a newspaper article
stating that south Palm Beach
County desperately needed a
shelter for battered women. Seek-
ing to form a community coalition,
Ann's first candidate after NCJW
was the Junior League. The AV-
DA (Aid to Victims of Domestic
Abuse) house exists today due to
the efforts of these two groups
plus NOW (National Organiza-
tional for Women), and some
helpful local politicians and
private individuals.
Around the same time, NCJW
visited an apartment in Delray
harboring abandoned and abused
early adolescent children and
teenagers. They found the Junior
League was already involved in
The Haven, and took an interest
as well. Carole Putman of the
League, who knows "projects are
just too expensive in this day and
age to go it alone," welcomed the
help volunteered by NCJW. To-
day, in its new location on Boca
Rio Rd., west of Boca Raton,
members of the League and both
sections of NCJW serve on The $
Haven's board of directors.
Evelyn Rockfeld, a board
member representing the NCJW
South Point Section, has been
selected as a J.C. Penney Golden
Rule Award winner in the county
this year for a tutoring program
she developed. The award
recognizes individuals and groups
who have made especially mean-
ingful contributions to the com-
munity through volunteer work.
In AVDA and The Haven,
Junior League and NCJW work
side-by-side in separate projects,
but not together. Susie Tabor,
president of the Boca-Delray NC-
JW, can remember the original
letter sent to the League asking
them to co-sponsor a community
public educational forum. NCJW
had already been doing this, but
was not satisfied with the atten-
dance from previous years. The
result in 1985 was a well attended
joint program on the subject of
child lures, entitled "Awareness
Plus Action Equals Prevention."
Another "awareness day" on a
different subject was co-
sponsored this year.
The Boca-Delray NCJW has
finalized plans for a public
Legislative Forum in the fall.
Junior League will co-sponsor this
election-year event, and for the
first time, local NCJW and Junior
League husbands will be exposed
to each other.
Martha Bernstein of the League
thinks "that at least one half of all
the League's local chapters would
now think of NCJW first as their
most natural partner when sear-
ching for a community coalition.
There are no other national
organizations with as many com-
mon interests or with as similar
an approach." Joy Cohen of NC-
JW feels, "these joint projects
strengthen Judaeo-Christian rela-
tions in the community. They help
dissolve misconceptions."
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Above, Rabbi Mark Dratch assists in a Holocaust memorial program which is CRC participants line up to express their views durinq a 1985 meetina
sponsored annually by the CRC.
Guarding The Quality of Life For Jews
Seventy Jewish organizations are represented in the six-year-old Community Rela-
tions Council (CRC) of the South County Jewish Federation. As a result, thousands of
South County Jewish residents have more immediate access to the issues which can affect
them directly.
Comprised of presidents of organizations or appointed representatives, the CRC acts
as the local coordinating body for any social action that affects the quality of life for Jews
anywhere in the world.
Ben Karpen from Delray Beach, who represents the Board of the Jewish Federation
this year and had represented Temple Emeth for two years previously, spoke in
superlatives of the capabilities of the organization: "We have the leaders of the communi-
ty all in one room the religious and non-religious When we have to get news to our
community, this group can disseminate news immediately."
He offered Super Sunday volunteerism as a recent example. Two to three weeks
before the phonathon, the effort was seriously lagging in volunteers, he said. The problem
was brought before the CRC by Federation board member Morris Morris, and the
volunteers quickly materialized.
If the need is for a petition for Soviet Jewry, said Karpen, "We can get a minimum of
5,000 to 6,000 names immediately." A recent program on drug and alcohol abuse in the
Jewish community presented to the CRC was taken back to numerous organizations and
synagogues in the weeks that followed, he said. In addition, Karpen added, "It's a
meeting place for leaders to get together and share ideas. It's a great thing!"
Marianne Roberts, who represents Temple Beth El as well as the Federation at the
CRC, said that the community is well represented at the monthly meetings because the
important programs attract such large numbers of people. She referred specifically to a
CRC program which sensitized the leaders to the dangers of cults. A message was carried
back to each of the organizations on how to protect young children, teens seeking love and
attention and seniors who could lose their life savings to cults.
Geri Gellert became the first Federation staff Director of Community Relations
(which oversees CRC) in 1982, and continued in that capacity until June 1 this year. In ad-
dition to providing effective programming for the monthly CRC meetings, she provided
the educational and informative material disseminated to the organizations and composed
a monthly newsletter for them.
Additional duties for the CRC director included maintaining a close contact with local
legislators, researching local and state issues and activating the community when impor-
tant issues arose. Scheduling for government affairs workshops held twice a year in
Tallahassee was also her responsibility.
Gellert has already stepped into her role as business and advertising manager of a
new weekly newspaper which will begin publication in late August.
During the past year, Frances Sacks has served as the chairperson of the CRC. She is
We, in South County, have made
promises: to educate our children,
to provide social services, to give
moral and spiritual support
to this community's members. We
are financially obligated to fulfill
these promises.'
James H. Nobil,
President of
South County Jewish Federation
exhilarated by the cooperation demonstrated between the 70 organizations and the CRC.
The National Agenda
The local CRC group is a voluntary member of the National Jewish Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council (NJCRAC), which was founded in 1944. Through this umbrella
group, the 113 affiliates determine issues of concern, positions to be taken and what, if
any, necessary action.
At the organization's annual Plenary Session, held this year in February, proposals
were made as to which issues should be given priority attention during the coming year.
Among the issues considered were: Kahanism, divestment and apartheid, civil rights
enforcement, black-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism in the U.S., federal policy and pover-
ty, energy, pay equity, U.S. arms sales to Arab countries, Protestant-Jewish relations and
attacks on the Bill of Rights.
Final determinations will be made late this month by the NJCRAC Executive
Geoffrey W. Kirshner to Head CRC
On June 1, Geoffrey W. Kir-
shner took over as the new
federation staff director of the
Community Relations Council
(CRC). Keeping the community in-
formed of the important issues af-
fecting them will be the role Kir-
shner is inheriting from Geri
Gellert, who is leaving to become
the business and advertising
manager of the community's new
Jewish newspaper.
Kirshner came to the South
County Jewish Federation in
March of 1985 to assist Arthur
Jaffe with the Jewish Communi-
ty Foundation program. Kirshner
says that he was groomed by Jaf-
fe to fully understand the in-
tricacies of the Foundation pro-
gram. According to Jaffe, "Geoff
demonstrated extraordinary skills
in dealing with people and he
displayed a keen interest in the
problems of a rapidly developing
Jewish community."
Kirshner is a native of Toledo,
Ohio. His early years there were
dedicated to theater study and
performing. He later graduated
from Emerson University in
Boston with a fine arts degree.
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During those college years, he had
won the Carol Burnett Award for
Achievement in Theater.
New York City soon became his
home, where he appeared Off-
Broadway in "The Sign in Sidney
Brustein's Window." Various
comedy and some classical roles
occupied the remainder of his five
years in the Big Apple.
It was a Shakespearian Festival
at Vizcaya in Miami that introduc-
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was love at first sight." He
returned to South Florida per-
manently in late 1984, taking on a
few roles as an extra in "Miami
To supplement his income, he
also took a temporary position
with the Federation and the rest
is history. "My two favorite loves
became blended at this point, com-
munication and Jewish life. I could
see the unfolding drama of the
growing South County Jewish
community before my eyes. I
wanted to be part of it. I am ex-
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because I can share in this drama
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Lewis Takes Long View on Mid-East Peace
On War With Syria,
Things No Different
Continued from Page 1
would bring "real peace" between
Israel and Egypt, noting that
Egypt insists on complete Israeli
withdrawal from Lebanon and
resolution of the Palestinian ques-
tion before any meaningful im-
provement in relations with Israel
takes peace.
"The Egyptians are taking a
position which is against the letter
and the spirit of the peace treaty.
The peace treaty was not condi-
tioned on the Palestinian problem.
They agreed to keep an Am-
bassador in Israel and they do
not do it. They agreed for true and
stable peaceful relations and
they don't fulfill it," he charged.
THE FORMER Israeli Am-
bassador to Washington said that
"relations between Israel and the
United States today are better
than ever." He said that the good
ties between Washington and
Jerusalem are getting even "bet-
ter and stronger" every day.
He said that the strong relations
between the two countries are
built "on the mutuality of values
and ideals of the two countries
which are expressed in shared
strategic interests." He claimed
that Washington has recognized
the shared strategic interests
"and the ability of Israel to con-
tribute to these shared interests."
Asked about the Administra-
tion's proposal for a large missile
weapons package to Saudi Arabia
despite the "shared strategic in-
terests" between Israel and the
U.S., Arens admitted that Israel
and the U.S. do not agree on the
He said Israel does not agree
with Washington on arms for
"moderate" Arab countries such
as Saudi Arabia. "It is hard for us
to agree (with the U.S.) that Saudi
Arabia is moderate while she is
still in an official state of war with
us," Arens said. He added: "Our
policy has not changed; we are
against any sale of arms to coun-
tries that are in a state of war
with us."
IN REPLY to a question
whether the "rotation," which
will elevate Shamir to be Israel's
Premier next October, will indeed
take place, Arens said: "This is a
very popular question and people,
naturally, are very curious about
it. But there is an agreement bet-
ween Labor and Likud, and
everybody in Israel, including
Peres, says that agreements must
be honored. We know that the
Israeli public wants to see the na-
tional unity government
As for the possibility that Labor
will decide to leave the govern-
ment after the rotation, Arens
said: "Theoretically it is possible,
but this will be in violation of the
agreement," since the agreement
stipulates that the unity govern-
ment must serve a full four-year
Arens said that Shamir, whose
leadership of Herat was challeng-
ed during a chaotic convention of
the party in March, has the sup-
port of the "majority of Herat" to
serve as Premier. He said that
whoever claims that Shamir is not
fit to serve as Premier "says in ef-
fect that Herat has to abrogate
the rotation agreement" which
provides that Shamir, and none
other, will replace Peres as
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Samuel
Lewis believes that the Arab-Israeli peace process
is stalemated and "there is not a lot we can do
about it." Contributing to the impasse are "the in-
trinsic inability of the PLO to come to terms with
its own role" and Jordan's weakness, which
prevents it from entering talks with Israel without
the PLO's endorsement.
Lewis and other experts, including William
Quandt, former Middle East specialist for the Na-
tional Security Council under the Carter Ad-
ministration, and Martin Indyk, head of the
Washington Institute on Near East Policy
Research, recently testified before the House
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and the
Middle East. Lewis said it could be argued that the
United States "did about what we could" in the
past year-and-a-half to encourage the peace pro-
cess, given conditions in the region.
U.S. interests in the Middle East, he said, now
are "reasonably well defended by the positions
we've established" including the strong
U.S.-Israel relationship, although Lewis cautioned
that the strong ties between Washington and
Jerusalem depend in part on the "personal af-
finities of the leaders in both capitals" and are not
necessarily permanent.
He forecast "a very unhappy epoch" for the
region, particularly for Arab countries. The oil-
funded optimism Arab states enjoyed a decade
ago, especially in regard to their relations with the
West, has dimmed. Instead, Lewis said, Arab
elites are disillusioned with America, with their
own leaders and with the Soviets. "This is turning
some of them toward Islamic fundamentalism," he
"I've never seen the Arab world more divided
than it is today," Lewis commented. Inter-Arab
conflicts, beginning with the Iraq-Iran war and its
500,000 deaths, "far outweigh" the conflict with
Israel. The mirage of a decade ago of the Arab
world resurgent has evaporated.
Syrian influence, based on military strength and
sponsorship of terrorism, works against Arab-
Israel peace "except on its terms, which are not
really peace and which the United States and
Israel could not agree with," Lewis asserted. To
improve the atmosphere Washington should rein-
force the Egypt-Israel peace and also exploit its
improved relations with Israel "one of our
achievements of the last four or five years."
Israel, Lewis added, stands "at something of a
political crossroads. Israeli policymakers have
lost some ground in recent years to hyperna-
tionalism" because "Arab leaders proved unable to
follow the example of Sadat." He called the Camp
David Accords and the Egypt-Israel treaty a much
greater accomplishment than many realize today
and urged Congress "not to forget the size of
Egypt, the importance of Egypt to Israel and to
the United States."
Quandt, now at the Brookings Institution,
agreed that the peace process "has come to a halt,
perhaps more than temporarily," and said that
disillusionment on both sides placed a question
mark over long-term Egypt-Israel relations. In ad-
dition, economic problems in many Middle East
states, brought on by volatile oil prices, "have
undermined the authority of Arab regimes," par-
ticularly in countries friendly to the United States.
And Islamic fundamentalism, left-wing political
activity and terrorism have increased. Quandt call-
ed the Taba dispute between Cairo and Jerusalem
"ridiculous" and said that the Administration
should push for its resolution.
Both Lewis and Quandt referred to the possibili-
ty of war between Syria and Israel in the not too
distant future. Lewis recommended that the
United States "be more actively engaged with the
Soviets in warning them about the dangers of
some of the actions their Syrian friends are engag-
ed in." Quandt pointed out that such a conflict
does not depend on movement toward an Israeli-
Jordanian-Palestinian Arab peace "but has a life of
its own based on the extraordinary military
buildup on both sides of the border."
Lewis added that he believed "the classic for-
mula" of a trade of territory for peace between
Israel and Jordan "has gone the way of history."
He said that "too many Israelis are committed to
living in areas which would be part of that trade."
Nevertheless, history has not yet bypassed a set-
tlement. The former Ambassador envisioned a
possible economic federation between Israel, Jor-
dan, the West Bank and Gaza, but with only two
armies and sovereign countries: Israel and Jordan.
Asked what Saudi Arabia could do for the United
States, Indyk replied that Riyadh should help
Egypt back into the Arab world. Quandt said that
"helping" means subsidizing Egypt's economy.
(Near East Report)
.s- riJiw .
Taking Issue With The
New Republic On PACs
A recent issue of The New
Republic magazine carried a
lengthy, if unenlightening discus-
sion of the current activities of
pro-Israel PACs titled "Unholy
Alliance The new role of Jewish
PACs and how they may save the
Republican Senate." The author,
Robert Kuttner, makes the obser-
vation that Jewish PACs, in using
a single issue agenda for making
contributions, help candidates
that support Israel but oppose
other "traditional Jewish values."
And the "fact" is, Kuttner says,
"that pro-Israel money has moved
to the right of most Jewish
voters." The fact Kuttner conve-
niently overlooks is that most
"pro-Israel money" does not come
from these PACs. While PACs are
easily identifiable in Federal Elec-
tion Commission reports other
pro-Israel contributors are not.
Even if someone could go to all
that trouble of sifting through
thousands of contributions to hun-
dreds of campaigns, how do you
find Jewish "Smiths" or
"Browns"? By just looking at
some 50 or so pro-Israel PAC
totals, Kuttner ignored the fact
that overall Jewish political giving
by individuals is many more times
that amount contributed by the
PACs. With the traditional parlor
meetings in full swing and new
sophisticated direct mail drives
PAC giving pales by comparison.
Liberal critics of the single-
mindedness of the pro-Israel
PACs too easily lose sight of other
basics. First, the Jewish communi-
ty still tends to vote liberal
democratic as Walter Mondale's
2-1 edge over Ronald Reagan in
1984 bears out. Secondly, these
PACs must be non-partisan in
their support, since support for
Israel in the Congress has always
been on a bi-partisan basis.
However, the relationship bet-
ween pro-Israel PACs and the
American Jewish community does
bear greater clarification. PACs
cannot represent the Jewish com-
munity on all "Jewish issues"
and still be effective. PACs are a
specific legislative tool, and in
Washington, focusing on what
you want is an essential element
of persuasion. PACs cannot hope
to have real influence by presen-
ting a broad, large-scale agenda.
In making the case that a secure
Israel is in the best interests of the
United States, pro-Israel activists
involve themselves in very finite
foreign aid figures and specific
quantities and types of weapongs
going to Israel's foes. A rifle shot
approach is far more effective
than using a shotgun when ap-
proaching members of Congress.
Perhaps the weakest link in the
argument that pro-Israel PACs
are now supporting political
Neanderthals is that a single elec-
tion year (1986) does not describe
a trend. It so happens that this fall
an unusually large number of
Republican seats (22 of 34) are up
for reelection. Coincidentally, a
disproportionately large number
of leading pro-Israel senators are
among them including such
liberal Republicans as Arlen
Specter and Bob Packwood.
There are only 14 Republican in-
cumbents in the next election cy-
cle (1988), and of those, only three
- Senators Dave Durenberger of
Minnesota, Lowell Weicker of
Connecticut and John Heinz of
Pennsylvania would
automatically merit pro-Israel
PAC support.
All that The New Republic arti-
cle and similar "exposes" really
expose is that pro-Israel PACs are
indeed being consistent in suppor-
ting pro-Israel candidates. And, in
fact, they have not been suppor-
ting extreme right-wingers. One
of the three "key races7' cited -
Senator D'Amato in New York, is
described as having *'a voting
record that parallels Jesse
Helms." Wrong. In 1984, Jesse
Helms had a zero (0) rating with
both the Americans for
Democratic Action (ADA) and the
AFL/CIO. D'Amato rated 36 per
cent with the latter and 24 per-
cent with the former. The second
example, Senator Paula Hawkins
of Florida, was rated at 33 per-
cent and 25 percent respectively.
In politics, the shades of gray are
very important.
The New Republic article also
devoted much space to the grow-
ing menace of the Christian right
to the Jewish community. But
there is only a token mention of
the extreme unhappiness in the
same community with Jesse
Jackson's influence in the
Democratic Party or its disap-
pointment over the Middle East
positions of George McGovern and
Jimmy Carter during and par-
ticularly since their public careers.
It is important to remember
support for Israel's survival is also
a "traditional" Jewish value, and
while American Jews have for
many years been active in so
many liberal causes, it is only
recently that they are using their
political clout on behalf of this
very worthy cause. Pro-Israel
PACs should continue to take part
in the political process and no one
in the Jewish community who
cares for Israel need be ashamed.

Friday, June 13, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
A New Look For Federation Missions
Missions to Jewish communities
throughout the world by the
South County Jewish Federation
this year will have a new look, ac-
cording to new Missions Director
Rae Bein.
Bein, who left five years of Mis-
sion programming with the South
Broward Jewish Federation to
join in the rapid growth of the
South County, says that the
culture, the people, good food and
socialization will become part of
future missions, as well as
meeting and exploring other
Jewish communities.
A Spring mission to the South
American Jewish communities of
Argentina and Uruguay, will
enable participants to understand
better the concerns and problems
of two Jewish communities close
to their own homes. They will sit
and talk to community leaders,
share ideas and offer solutions.
Sometimes the solutions are sim-
ple to us, but almost impossible to
implement by them, said Bein. As
an example, she cited the migra-
tion of Jewish young people from
the community as being one of
their major problems. "They send
the best and brightest of their
children to Israel for study and
they never return. The children
are lost to the local community."
She believes that discussions with
Mission participants in recent
years have pointed these South
Americans in the direction of com-
munity survival by offering
their children a follow-up educa-
tional and social system after
their superior Day School educa-
tions. The addition of a socializa-
tion aspect, she said, helps to
slowly reduce the high rate of
assimilation and intermarriage
there. Bein said that the exposure
participants get "to their very dif-
ferent neighbors is invaluable for
Participants will work hard, but
will play hard and shop hard too.
The final scheduling of Mission ac-
tivities will depend on the
availability of local attractions at
that time of the year. However,
last year's comparable trip
through the South Florida region
was able to partake of the ballet,
Halley's comet, a tango show, a
handicraft exhibition, the colder
Pacific seashore, museums and
numerous fine dining experiences.
This past March, Bein arranged
a visit to the San Telmo
Mausoleums in Argentina. Mis-
sion participants were interested
in the extraordinary architecture
and art there, in addition to sear-
ching out the mausoleum of Eva
Rae Bein's flamboyance and
creativity will pervade each of the
scheduled missions this year. For
information, contact Rae Bein at
From Theater to Missions Programming
'Another Life' For Rae Bein
Rae Bein claims to have lived
several distinct and separate lives.
"I keep coming back as something
different," says the new Missions
Director for the South County
Jewish Federation.
Holding degrees from Cornell
University in Business Ad-
ministration and from the
Manhattan School of Music in
Fine Arts (Bachelors and
Masters), Rae began her several
careers as a singer at the Radio
City Music Hall in the "Easter
Show" production. Over the
years, Rae did commercials and a
number of TV variety shows. She
appeared with such greats as
Cyril Ritchaurd, Leonard Berns-
tein, Igor Stravinsky and Paul
Hindemith, among others.
New York City brought her op-
portunities in the business world
as well. She worked for many
years as a staff supervisor and
production assistant for a com-
munications group and for the
Better Business Bureau. Jewish
Rae Bein
organizational work began in 1974
with an administrative director-
ship at the New York offices of
Bar-Ilan University. "I found that
I got along well in the field and the
field irot along well with me." She
Susan LaChance To
Decorate 'The Gala'
The Annual Israel Bonds Gala
will be held at Stonebridge Coun-
try Club on Saturday, Dec. 13.
This year Susan LaChance Reifler
will transform the lovely setting
of the black tie affair into a dream
world. With her expertise in
design, Susan plans to create an
ambiance that will be spectacular-
ly exicting. "We're using a Roar-
ing '20's theme and all aspects will
be coordinated ... from
tablecloths to decorative screens
and other components,' reported
LaChance. Susan's love of fresh
flowers will be evident with the
use of unusual floral displays
throughout the setting.
Susan's award-winning space
planning design firm, located in
Fort Lauderdale, was founded 11
years ago and has been involved
with many of South Florida's
largest corporations including
Ryder Systems, Southern Bell,
Pepsi-Cola, and Olympia and
York. In addition, LaChance has
been commissioned by residential
developers and builders for design
involving model homes, sales
centers and common areas.
Susan LaChance
A current project being handled
by the firm is the Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton addition and
remodeling. The new design in
blue and melon will add interest to
the interior while projecting a
sense of comfort and serenity.
Come and witness the talents of
Susan LaChance Reifler while
celebrating the opening of the
South County 1987 Israel Bonds
Rae Bein poses in front of the only all Jewish fire brigade in
Chile, "La Bomba." The Santiago based brigade flies the Jewish
flag atop their fire rucks.
has remained with Jewish
organizational work since. "I'm in
it to stay."
Rae and her husband Michael
and their 19-year-old cat, Sam,
moved to Florida in 1981,
"because we had grown weary of
New York City." So, they follow-
ed their families to South Florida
"... and the rest of the family
followed us."
Developing Mission programs
involving Jewish communities
became a special passion for Rae
when she went to work for the
Jewish Federation of South
Broward in Hollywood. Rae found
developing the study/travel pro-
grams intriguing because she
came into contact with people
from so many vocational areas.
Additionally, she said that she had
the "privilege of forming friend-
ships with so many fine people."
After a successful five years at
the South Broward Federation,
Rae decided to accept the
challenge of developing a new
Missions program for the rapidly
growing Jewish community in the
South County. So, having settled
into another phase of her many
lives in Boca Raton, Rae says
there are no guarantees, but this
may be the last change for her.
Trees Grow
Out of Thin Air
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The two-story lab, which
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olive, avocado, palms, cotton-
wood and some vegetable
plants growing out of holes in the
floor. Their roots hang freely in-
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Jewish Community Day School
Career Day
Although choosing a career
seems like a far-off decision to the
students of the Seventh and Eight
Grade, their teacher, Charles
Augustus, believes that Junior
High is not too soon to be explor-
ing one's career options.
Thus was born "Career Day."
Parents and friends of the Day
School participated in explaining
their profession to the students.
Professions discussed were
medicine, dentistry, law,
psychology, electrical contracting,
journalism, fund-raising and
Also discussed was the type of
training needed for each profes-
sion as well as what the students
may do presently to prepare for
each career.
The Day School's first Career
Day was a successful, educational
event well received by all. "It is
already on the calendar for next
year," said Mr. Augustus.
The students of the Jewish Day
School take for granted that they
are able to study Judaism openly.
Holidays such as Lag Ba'Omer br-
ing to light how fortunate they are
to live in a country that not only
allows one to exercise his freedom
of religion, but encourages it.
Like the students who studied
with Rabbi Akiva, the First Grade
class studied Torah outdoors in
celebration of Lag Ba'Omer. As
they read comfortably and leisure-
ly, they were reminded of Rabbi
Akiva's students who feared
reprisals from their adversaries.
The upper grades engaged in
picnics and outdoor activity at the
Baer campus of the Jewish Com-
munity Center in honor of Lag
"Good Morning
South County"
A movie camera filming various
newscasters gather while dogs,
birds, and turtles await their turn
in the spotlight. Not at the Day
School, you say. Well, you're
wrong. The Fifth and Sixth Grade
class of Charles Augustus wrote,
directed, and performed in their
own newscast with the assistance
of Dr. Tom Foti, who taped the
hour long show.
Dressed in suits, wearing
makeup, the girls in the class look-
ed like Joan Lunden in training.
They took turns as anchorperson,
entertainment reporter, and the
like. The boys, who also looked the
part, were international cor-
respondents reading the latest
news from abroad.
A special demonstration on
cooking, where two students bak-
ed and instructed concurrently,
added flavor to the show. Pam
Foti interviewed pet owners for
the segment of pets. The students
learned that their animals do not
have the respect for the camera
that they do. Fortunately,
everyone had a sense of humor,
especially when Lori Enselberg's
dog decided that the cooking
demonstration was more to his lik-
ing than the pet interviews.
The hour news show modeled
after "Good Morning America"
was exceptionally professional
from the writing to the presenta-
tion. It was choreographed so that
each portion was a sequel into the
next. The students are anxious to
see the finished product that Dr.
Foti will edit and present.
The Day School students once
again made the community proud
when the results of the Urban
Jewish Community Volunteers Honored
Staff and volunteer leadership were also honored at the May 21
Volunteers "volunteer" to clean up after themselves after the
festive affair. _________
League's poster contest, entitled
"Fair Housing for All" co-
sponsored by HUD and the Com-
munity Housing Resource Board,
were announced.
The contest, which asked
students to artistically depict how
they interpreted the theme was
opened to the entire Palm Beach
public and private school systems.
Each school chose the best among
their own contestants. The Urban
League provided the final
Carrie Barsher, a Fourth-
Grader at the Day School placed
second in the Fourth to Sixth
Grade division. First-grader
Adina Zeev placed second and
Sarah Lazarovic, also in First
Grade, placed third. Several
students made honorable men-
tion. Debbie Brodsky, Roger
Sponder, Sharry Gross and
When the Urban League phon-
ed the school to announce the win-
ners they mentioned that they
were drooping by with a few sur
prises for the winners. "We ex-
pected certificates, plaques, or
similar prizes. Instead, a truck full
of "Bob's Fun Houses" was
greeted with delight by the
students, all of whom received a
funhouse constructed of heavy
cardboard that stands five feet
high. This was indeed a
memorable gift for the many
students who placed in the
Honorable Mention category.
Those who placed first, second,
or third, won a trip to
Disneyworld for themselves and
an adult escort, including round
trip transportation and admission
to the park.
Art teacher Sue Zeev, who has
been working with the students
for several years, exclaimed when
she learned of the school's place-
ment, "I always thought my
students were extraordinarily
talented, but I thought perhaps it
was my bias. This, the second art
contest this year in which we have
had many winners, proves my
Volunteers who maintain the Floridian' reference library are:
(left to right) Edith Towsner, Sarah Roth and Gem Hauser.
A gala volunteer appreciation
affair was held on Wednesday,
May 21 at the James and Marjorie
Baer Jewish Campus for all those
who offered their help during the
year to the Jewish people in our
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Drug Abuse Up
Continued from Page 1-
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Drugs exist all over Israel, An-
dre Marcus said, especially around
the borders where the drugs are
coming in. "Historically,
Americans brought the first drugs
to kibbutzim," he said, "but now
the main source is southern
Lebanon, the Bekaa Valley."
Consequently, drugs such as '
marijuana, used most often in the
younger circles, and heroin, pro-
minent in the over-22 group, are
available and cheap. "Since the
drugs are not travelling too far,
it's much cheaper than in
America," noted Diane Marcus.
ISRAEL IS just beginning to
realize the extent of its drug pro-
blem, which first became evident
after the Yom Kippur War in
1973. Diane Marcus explained
that since Israelis have not
witnessed the potentially harmful
effects of drug use, as Americans
have, it is more difficult to pre-
vent it there. Israelis are also not
yet equipped to deal with drug
"The problem is that there is no
center to cure these people on a
long-term basis," said Diane Mar-
cus. "The only thing that exists
are day clinics." There are two
types of walk-in youth clinics: one
uses methadone to treat addicts
and the other does not use any
drug replacement. The latter in-
volves social workers, doctors and
psychologists who counsel and
treat young drug abusers
"The kids on drugs are in such a
circle that they cannot relate
anymore to their parents and they
cannot talk to friends who are not
on drugs because their behavior
will not be accepted," Diane Mar-
cus explained.
"Those who realize they are on
a bad track and want to get out
would rather go to somebody out-
side their circle," she added.
"Usually what happens is you end
up knowing more about them and
find out what led them way back
to the process of taking drugs."
THE FIRST youth clinic was in-
augurated by Elizabeth Moynihan
in April, 1978 on behalf of the
Foundation and under the
auspices of Al-Sam, an Israeli
government-sponsored agency to
fight drugs. Since then, funds
raised by the Foundation, which
was created in 1976 by A viva Na-
jor, wife of Israeli Ambassador
Amiel Najor, at the request of the
Israeli Ministry of Health, have
helped to open 11 youth clinics
throughout Israel.
The Israeli government sub-
sidizes some of the costs, depen-
ding on the state of the economy,
but much of the money comes
from private fund-raising. Every
two years the Foundation stages a
fund-raising gala ball with pro-
ceeds going to the clinics. Each
clinic costs about $30,000 annual-
ly to operate, and also to train
Israeli personnel in America.
This year's ball, held two weeks
ago at the Vista International
Hotel of New York City, was at-
tended by some 280 supporters
who were entertained by Sammy
Davis Jr., and raised about
ONE PROBLEM with the
Israeli clinics is that they are
limited to treating drug abusers
18 years and younger. According
to Diane Marcus, this age group is
targeted in order to detoxify them
while they're still young. Many
drug users and drug pushers go to
jail, Andre Marcus said, for bet-
ween one to three years, since
there is no place else for them to
be treated.
"They are treated like common
criminals," explained Diane Mar-
cus, "and there is no attempt to
rehabilitate them."
The Foundation plans to
capitalize on the knowledge other
nations more experienced with
handling drug abuse have ac-
quired and share that with Israel
to prevent the problem from
spreading. Teachers are now be-
ing educated about the effects of
drug abuse and pass the message
to their students. Another goal of
the Foundation is to open a
therapeutic center for in-patient
treatment in Israel to complement
the existing youth clinics.
"SO FAR, Israel has been
spared the worst of the drug pro-
blem, but it's coming," warned
former Ambassador to Israel
Samuel Lewis in a speech at the
"The problem is growing in the
wake of the Lebanon war," Lewis
said. But he expressed hope that
since the drug problem came 10
years later than in America,
"Israelis have a better chance to
profit from lessons we have
Lewis related to the audience a
newscast he had been watching
earlier that night about users of
"crack," a potent form of cocaine
that is climbing to epidemic pro-
portions in New York City.
"There is one crack-related
murder every 24 hours," Lewis
said. "It's a cause that had we
Americans been able to attack as
early as Israelis can attack it, we
wouldn't be watching scenes we
saw on our television sets
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Florida, N.A., will speak on behalf
of the American Friends of Tel
Aviv University, at a lunch
meeting Friday, June 27, at the
Sheraton Hotel of Boca Raton.
Addressing protessionals who
deal in estate planning, Boyden's
topic will be "Planned Giving as
an Integral Part of an Estate
Craig Donoff, a local tax at-
torney who is serving this year as
Chairman of the local chapter of
the American Friends of Tel Aviv
University, pointed out that with
the proposed tax law changes,
1986 may be a banner year for
creating charitable trusts.
Laurance Boyden is a graduate
of Miami University of Ohio. He
has served as President and Chief
Executive Officer of the
Massachusetts General Life In-
Laurance E. Boyden
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the Boca Raton Estate Planned
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and the International Association
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Any professional who deals with
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Israel Weighs Joint Rule Of Gaza With Egypt
London Chronicle Syndicate
Shimon Peres, Israel's Prime
Minister, appears to have moved
plans for the future of the Gaza
Strip higher up his government's
agenda. He is said to have discuss-
ed the idea of joint Israeli-
Egyptian rule with the U.S.
Secretary of State George Shultz
in his recent visit to Washington,
and he again canvassed the "Gaza
First" concept of self-rule for the
Palestinian Arabs of the Strip at a
recent Cabinet meeting.
There is no question that Gaza
presents the Israeli Government
with a number of urgent pro-
blems. The head of the civil ad-
ministration in the Strip, Brig.
Gen. "Shikey" Erez, is the first to
enumerate them, and though he
shoulders the responsibility for
them all, the most intractable are
not of Israel's making.
I MET him during a tour of
Gaza last month. An honest and
forthright man, he made no at-
tempt to disguise his anxiety for
the future of an area in which the
population is growing so fast the
present 600,000 will have become
almost a million by the year 2000.
Gaza covers only 360 square
kilometers. This means it has
3,500 people to the square mile. It
is one of the most densely-
populated areas in the world, and
50 per cent of its people have
refugee status.
There are eight refugee camps
in Gaza. One of them, Jabalia with
37-40,000 people is the biggest in
all the administered territories. In
fact, Gaza holds a number of
records, all of them representing a
problem. Gaza itself is the largest
city in the territories, and Al-
Azhar University or the Islamic
Institute as it is variously known,
is the biggest academic institution
with 4,700 students.
There are too many students in
Gaza, too many unemployed
graduates, too many children
just too many people. And it is go-
ing to get much worse. No at-
tempt is made to control the
population nor can there be while
fundamentalist Islam is the
predominant religion. I visited a
brand new maternity wing at
Shifa Hospital in Gaza. Seventeen
babies had been born by mid-
morning; 900 are born each month
in that one maternity unit alone. I
saw no evidence of maternal joy
only weary resignation.
THIS over-population is at the
root of all Gaza's problems. The
solution is obvious, but the Israelis
are impotent to do anything about
it. All they can do is grapple with
the worst of its effects.
The first of these was identified
by Brig. Gen. Erez as the supply
of water. The water source for
Gaza is an aquafer in the north
formed by rain water. It is a com-
pletely separate source from that
which feeds the rest of Israel.
However, because of the massive
population and the needs of
agriculture in the district, there is
always a shortage of water which
has to be metered and controlled.
This control applies to
everybody living in the area, in-
cluding the administration and
Israeli settlers. It seems in-
evitable that the fresh water will
eventually become contaminated
with sea water from the ocean as a
result of over-pumping. There are
four possible solutions:
Water can be brought from
the Nile. This is the simplest and
cheapest solution, but the Egyp-
tians are not interested in
cooperating on it;
A massive program of
desalinization of sea water could
be introduced, but this is very
the north of the Strip to the south,
but this will exhaust the total
water supply to Gaza very quickly;
Water can be brought from
Israel. This seems to be the only
feasible solution, but there is a
drought in Israel where water is
also a very scarce commodity.
AT THE END of the day,
however, it is the solution most
likely to be effected. Any sugges-
tion that the Israelis are careless
of Gaza's water problems or that
they apply rationing only to the
Arab population are made in ig-
norance of the facts.
The other major difficulty is
employment. There are three
main sources of employment for
workers from Gaza:
The Arab countries, where
some 25,000 Gazans presently
work. But this source is drying up
as oil revenues decrease, and
there is less work available, par-
ticularly in places of traditonal
employment such as Saudi Arabia,
so Gazans are being dispatched
home by Arab countries which no
longer have a use for their labor.
43,000 people work in Gaza
itself, although many of these also
do some work for or in Israel;
42,000 Gazans go to Israel
each day to work. If in some
political solution the Strip were to
be cut off from Israel, these peo-
ple would not be able to get work
at all.
tion for educated people is
another severe problem.
Graduates of the university in
Gaza are not welcome in Arab
countries, and the status of their
qualifications is not regarded as
university equivalent by other
countries. Therefore, university
graduates frequently have to per-
form menial tasks within Gaza
itself, a potentially explosive
There are some 6,300 personnel
involved in the administration of
Gaza covering all the major func-
tions of government. Only one in
30 is an Israeli; the remainder are
from the local Arab population.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 13, 1986
'Tzavta' Carries Lag Ba'Omer, Shavuot Traditions
PhD Dissertation at French
Univ. Under Investigation
Gary Temor, a committee
member ofTZA VTA, is always
ready to volunteer whether it
be for cooking at the bar-b-que,
leading community singing,
telling jokes or doing the clean-
up work.. .
Quiet Waters was not so quiet
on Lag Ba'Omer, as some 60
Israelis (and some non-Israeli
spouses) gathered under one of
the large pavillions for a picnic.
Other guests in the park pro-
bably wondered what that
"strange music" was, as tapes of
Israeli music blared. It was not
anything like rock-'n-roll, and it
must have sounded exotic to
them. There were many "old
faces" and some new ones and,
as at previous events organized by
the TZAVTA Israeli club of South
County, many are surprised at the
number of Israelis these events
seem to draw together.
TZAVTA ("togetherness" in
Hebrew), chaired by Leah Temor
and sponsored by the Adolph and
Rose Levis JCC, was established a
few months ago to bring together
Israelis and former Israelis of the
area for cultural and social ac-
tivities with an "ethnic" character
which makes them feel comfor-
table and often nostalgic.
Most recently, the group ran an
Thatcher Clarified
Mideast Views
Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher made clear her
views on the Middle East
conflict at a press con-
ference here last week
shortly before ending her
three-day visit to Israel.
She endorsed Palestinian
demands for ".self-determination"
but not an independent Palesti-
nian state. She maintained that
the best approach, "most likely to
achieve success." was a federa-
tion of the Palestinians with
Thatcher was unequivocal in her
opposition to terrorists. She in-
dicated that the Palestinians must
find an alternative to the
Palestine Liberation Organization
if the PLO persists in its refusal to
accept United -Nations Security
Council Resolution 242 and to
recognize Israel.
SHE RECALLED her own un-
successful efforts last October to
persuade the PLO to accept those
two conditions. She had gone so
far as to invite to London two pro-
minent PLO leaders. Bishop Elias
Khoury and Mohamed Milhem,
former Mayor of the West Bank
Arab town of Halhoul, for talks
with her Foreign Secretary.
The talks failed l>ecause the two
Palestinians refused to accet the
conditions, she said, adding that
there would be no more high level
meetings between British
diplomats and PLO represen-
tatives unless the conditions were
PARIS (JTA) The govern-
ment has ordered a full-scale in-
vestigation into the granting of a
doctoral degree by Nantes
University to a candidate whose
thesis claimed that the gas
chambers were a figment of
"Jewish imagination" and the
Holocaust in fact did not occur.
Alain Devaquet, Minister of
Higher Education and Scientific
Research, demanded an ad-
ministrative and university in-
vestigation of the procedures
which allowed the thesis to be ac-
cepted and gave it top grades. The
author is Henri Roques, a retired
65-year-old agricultural engineer
and amateur historian. He submit-
ted his thesis to the Paris Sor-
bonne and several other major
universities, all of which rejected
But Nantes University ap-
pointed an academic jury which
examined the 371 -page work, pro-
nounced it excellent and granted
Roques an academic degree.
Devaquet told a Parliamentary
commission that the government
was "deeply disturbed by the
allegations tending to deny the ex-
istence of gas chambers and of the
Nazi Holocaust policies."
The episode was brought to the
Ministry's attention by 60 Nantes
University faculty members who
protested acceptance of the
Rabbi Stroh Chosen
Michael Stroh has been chosen
chairman of Arzenu, the World
Union of Reform Zionists, at a
conference of the World Union for
Progressive Judaism held in
Toronto. Stroh heads the Cana-
dian Council of Reform Zionists.

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The next activity of the club will
be held this Saturday evening at
the JCC a wine and cheese par-
ty in honor of Shavuot (the holiday
of "Bikurim" first fruit tradi-
tionally celebrated with dairy
foods). The evening will include an
entertainment program and will
be conducted by a professional
group. Participants are expected
to contribute $5 per person to
cover expenses (at the door). The
party will start at 8 p.m. Dress

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Friday, June 13, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Continued from Page 9
Lll the services in the area are
Jnanced by municipal taxes and
loney from the Israeli Govern-
nent and from international relief
sncies. The refugee camps are
iministered and serviced by
JNRWA (United Nations Relief
Ind Works Agency). Little or
Nothing comes from the rest of the
[rab world.
The Israeli Administration has
ried hard to improve matters,
fnd great strides have been made
some areas. Nevertheless, they
Concede at the outset that any ad-
linistration carried out by an ar-
iy, however well-intentioned and
iumane, starts with the severe
lisadvantage that there will
^lways be resistance.
THE DISTANCE between the
Strip and the West Bank is only
||0 kilometers presenting the ad-
linistration with a considerable
kecurity problem. The most im-
portant political influence in Gaza
Al Fatah, the Arafat branch of
the PLO. This has the most money
ind has been responsible for many
^cts of terrorism in the district.
Egyptian political influence
liminishes year by year, but pro-
bably the second most important
^trand of political life in Gaza is a
rowth in fundamentalism. Its
Supporters favor a solution to the
)roblems of Gaza which involves
spelling all the Jews from the
ireas as well as from the whole of
Israel. Meanwhile, they concen-
trate on persuading the local
population to become more obser-
vant and to pursue Moslem unity.
During the 1970s, the Israeli
jovernment committed itself to
finding a solution to the problems
If Gaza through rehabilitation
kchemes for the refugees. A deci-
sion had already been reached in
J967 to abolish any differential is
Itatus between a refugee and ?ny
wher Gazan. The next step was to
fecognize that for the Palestinian
i rubs the worst deprivation was
lo have no land and no house of
[heir own.
ISRAEL Government funds
ivere used to purchase State land
Gaza and to build homes which
vere and continue to be sold at
aw prices to inhabitants of the
refugee camps. This policy is be-
ing carried out both for
jiumanitarian reasons and in
^rder to provide a permanent
alution to the refugee problem.
When the scheme was first
irted, the PLO was vehemently
aposed to it and the refugees
tere intimidated from coming
prward. Gradually the opposition
as diminished so that now the
ehabilitation programs are suc-
ding. There are eight interna-
lonal organizations, including
TNRWA and UNDP, involved
nth Israel in various parts of this
bhabilitation scheme.
I The head of the branch of the
[dministration, which is responsi-
le for refugee rehabilitation, is a
}an called Rafi Sadeh. He came
a refugee himself from Libya
nd is an apt illustration of the dif-
ference between the fate of the
swish refugees who are
^habilitated by Israel and the
[rab refuges whom no Arab coun-
wants to absorb. I went with
Im to visit the Shatti or Beach
pugee camp whose setting on
re beautiful Gaza beach contrasts
wkly with the untidy, makeshift
sellings of the camp bristling
pth TV antennae while open
kers run in the streets. UNR-
'A is responsible for the
fcwerage system in the camps.
|rael for the treatment plants
IN SHATTI camp, there are
JlOO families in a space that
I'tild house only 1,000. Many of
t* refugees do get out. They are
(rhly motivated to work nard,
usually in Israel, and to save. In
the average family, there will be
two wage-earners who will
receive good salaries in Israel and
at the same time have no rent to
pay, have free health service, free
education and financial assistance
from UNRWA as refugees.
When they have saved the
roughly $25,000 needed to pur-
chase one of the houses offered by
the administration, they will pro-
bably move to Sheik Radwan, a
suburb where 3,000 families from
Shatti have already been
Some came out of Shatti five
years ago and are already building
extensions on the homes they
bought then. Altogether 10,000
families have been rehoused by
Israel from the refugee camps in-
to suburbs in Gaza. In Sheik Rad-
wan, there are four new schools
built by Israel. (There are 160,000
schoolchildren in Gaza, 75,000 of
whom are educated in schools
built by Israel.)
Rafa camp is in the south of the
Strip on the Egyptian border. It
was home to about 7,000 families
to begin with, but in the last five
to seven years its inhabitants have
been rehoused on a systematic
basis and are in the process of be-
ing rehabilitated. So far, 2,500
(amilies have been moved to new
homes with schools and other
facilities in their immediate
INCLUDED in the Rafa
rehabilitation scheme is the
Canada Project for the rehousing
of refugees from the Canada
refugee camp on the Egyptian
side of the border with Israel.
After the Camp David Accords
were implemented, they found
themselves just inside Egypt*
which, however, was reluctant to
accept responsiblity for them.
Israel eventually agreed to do so
as part of the normalization pro-
cess between the two countries.
The move will involve 4,300 peo-
ple, 763 families, each of which
will receive $8,000 from Egypt for
the construction of a new home at
Tel Sultan, near Rafa, where
Israel has spent $1.2 million
preparing road and sewers, elec-
tricity and water systems. Fur-
ther money has been budgeted by
Israel for schools and medical
facilities for the resettlement
Whatever political solution is
eventually found for the Gaza
Strip, whether it is a form of local
autonomy with additional powers
going to the Gazan leaders or an
Egyptian-Israeli "condominium"
responsible for policing and
defense, Israel's general response
to the problem of the refugees has
been that the camps must be
dismantled and the dignity of pro-
per housing be given to their
The rehousing schemes have
been bitterly opposed by Arab
leaders and others in international
forums on the grounds that Israel
has no right to find a permanent
solution, and refugees must re-
main refugees until they have an
independent Palestinian state.
You do not have to spend much
time in Gaza to wonder whose side
they are on.
Jane Moonman is director of
the British Israel Public Af-
fairs Committee.
JarwCuZno of New York (right) engaged in a wide-ranginq
discusswnon foreign policy and domestic affairs with Rabbi
uamd B. Kahane, spiritual leader of the Sutton Place Synagogue
in the opening session of the synagogue's annual Jewish Town
Mall benes. Before an audience of more than 3,000 gathered in
the synagogue s mam sanctuary and watching on closed-circuit
television, Gov. Cuomo expressed his opposition to the sale of
Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Saudi Arabia, derided the effec-
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combat international terrorism.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 13, 1986
Local Club&
Organization News
Na'Amat Kinneret Chapter of
Palm Greens will hold the last
meeting of the season, Monday,
June 16, noon at Palm Greens
Clubhouse, Delray. This will be a
card party/luncheon with the cost
of $5 per person.
Hadassah Ben Gurion will hold
their last meeting of the season,
Thursday, June 19, 12:30 p.m. at
Temple Emeth. This will be an in-
formal get together.
Refreshments will be served.
NCJW Thanks Volunteer* at
Volunteer Recognition Evening
The Boca-Delray Section of
the National Council of Jewish
Women recently honored over
100 of its volunteers at a beautiful
champagne-dessert party at the
home of Andrea Hill in Boca
Volunteer Recognition chair-
woman, Susanne Young thanked
them for participating in over 30
different jobs focused in the areas
of education, community service,
social action and fundraising.
Each volunteer was presented
with a beautiful potted plant as
the evening ended. Volunteerism
is the foundation of all NCJW ef-
forts, and this event was a most
fitting way to say "Thank You"
for making the club year so
Women's American ORT Boca
Century Village Chapter will
hold their installation of officers,
Sunday, June 22, noon at Tequila
Willies, 2006 N.W. Executive
Center Ct., Boca Raton.
Women's American ORT Del-
Pointe Chapter will hold their
next meeting, Tuesday, June 17,
12:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 2475
W. Atlantic Ave., Delray. Their
guest speaker will be Blanche
Herzlich who will present a book
review. Refreshments will be
served. All new members are
welcome. For information call
Betty 499-2466.
Women's American ORT
Delray Chapter will hold their
next meeting, Wednesday, June
25, 12:30 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank, W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. Refreshments will be
served and all are welcome. This
will be their last meeting of the
Women's American ORT Boca
Delray evening Chapter will hold
their annual installation dinner,
Tuesday, June 17, 7:45 p.m. at
The Upper Deck Cafe in Boca
Raton. Outgoing president Anita
Werner will hand her gavel over
to three ladies who will share in a
presidium: Sheryl Eisenberg, Jac-
que Hanson, and Fran Shields.
Pepi Dunay, president of the eight
southeastern states of District VI
of ORT and member of the Boca-
Delray Evening Chapter, will
preside over the installation of the
presidium and the other elected
board members: financial
secretary Linda Jedwab;
secretary Marcy Forster; and
treasurer Anita Werner.
Women's American ORT is
dedicated to educating youth
throughout the world in technical
and vocational skills. For more in-
formation about the Installation
Dinner, please call 482-8167.
B'nai B'rith Women of Boca
will sponsor a cruise on the Jungle
Queen, Saturday, June 14. The
cost of $26 includes transporta-
tion, dinner and dancing. For
more information call 482-0172.
B'nai B'rith Women Genesis
Chapter will sponsor a cruise on
the Jungle Queen, Friday, July 4
and four-day stay at Harbor
Island Spa, July 3-6. For reserva-
tions and information call Ruth
488-1760, Florence 483-7440 or
Elsie 483-0458.
B'nai B'rith Naomi Chapter
will hold their next meeting, Mon-
day, June 16, 1 p.m. at Temple
Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. There will be a presenta-
tion of "Jewish Inquirer" produc-
ed by the Living Room Learning.
Refreshments will be served.
Israel's Lavi Plane Cost Estimate
Difference Worries U.S.
Ambassador to Israel Thomas
Pickering has told Israel Televi-
sion interviewers that the U.S. is
deeply concerned about the big
differences between it and Israel
on the estimates of the eventual
cost of the Lavi Israeli-designed
and built warplane.
He said that the U.S. believes
it's probably not a wise idea to
move ahead from the research and
development phase of the Lavi
project to the production phase
until these differences can be iron-
ed out.
Pickering, in his first extensive
Israel television appearance since
taking up his post nearly a year
ago, stressed that the U.S. saw no
technical impediment to the pro-
duction of the Lavi, and the deci-
sion to go ahead was an Israeli
one. But he added that there were
ongoing amicable discussions bet-
ween the two nations on the even-
tual cost of the Lavi, for which the
U.S. has already provided $1
According to Israel Aircraft In-
dustries (IAI), the manufacturers
of the Lavi, the prototype of
which is due to take to the air on
its maiden test flight in
September, each aircraft will cost
between $13.5 million and $15
million. The American cost
estimates are up to 50 percent
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"I'm Getting My Act Together
And Taking It On The Road"
The Levis JCC will sponsor a
Matinee trip to the B>' Reynolds
Jupiter Theatre, r k jnesday,
July 9. Nancy *V*V at, of "Too
Close For Cr* V stars in the
musical "'-Ay *tting My Act
Togethr CO Taking It on the
Road." ^ c trip will include
transportation, lunch and show.
Cost for ticket is $32. Transporta-
tion will leave the JCC at 10:30
a.m. Deadline for Registration:
June 6.
The Levis JCC is sponsoring a
scenic cruise on the Intracoastal
followed by a tasty lunch at
Shooter's Restaurant, Boynton
Beach, on Wednesday, June 25. If
transporation is desired, meet at
the JCC at 9:15 a.m. or meet at
Shooter's Dock at 9:45 a.m. The
Stillwater will leave promptly at
10 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m.
for lunch. Cost for everyone, $17.
Deadline for reservation June 17.
The Levis JCC will hold a
Beginners Canasta Class this
summer, starting Fridays, June
An Agency < # aMiiti County J#wl#n !*?
20-July 18, from 10 a.m.-noon.
Cost for members: $20, non-
members: $30. Deadline for
Registration, June 13.
The Levis JCC will sponsor a
Summer Scrabble Club starting
Wednesdays, June 25-July 30,
from 10 a.m.-noon. Refreshments
will be served, Bring Your Own
Board. Cost for members is $2,
non-members, $4. Deadline for
Registration, June 19.
FOR SINGLES- ~40-60 Years
Sunday, June 29, 3-6 p.m.
Shirley has invited us to swim, en-
joy music, wine and cheese and a
fun afternoon! we had 55 at our
last Home Party, so call soon for
reservations and directions, call
393-7513 after 6 p.m. Members:
$2, non-members: $5 (Men are
our Guests!)
35-45 Year Olds only!!
Monday, June 30,
5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a
Special Happy Hour Event!!
We'll meet at the Abbey Road
Restaurant, 5798 No. Federal
Highway (V mile North of
Yamato). Hors d'oeuvres and
Cash Bar. Members: No cost,
non-members: $3.
FOR SINGLES 20-60 Years
Friday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Celebrate Shabbat with us at Le
Coq Rouge Restaurant, Boca
Teeca Country Clubhouse, 5801
NW 2nd Ave. (corner of Jeffrey
St.) Boca Raton. Choice of com-
plete Roast Beef, Fish or Chicken
Dinner (including Tax and Tip)
We will light the candles and
have Kiddush because there is no
Singles' Service. Please reserve,
20-40 Years
Thursday, June 19, 5:30-7:30
p.m. Happy Hour at the
Wildflower, 551 Palmetto Park
Road, Boca Raton. Cash Bar, tas-
ty treats. Members: $1, non-
members: $3.
Saturday, June 21, 8 p.m.
Allyn invites all Trivial Pursuit
enthusiasts to play the game at
her condo. So call her at 392-3075
for reservations and directions.
Coffee and cake. Members: No
charge, non-members: $2.
Monday, June 30, 8 p.m. Rabbi
Ted Feldman, famous for his com-
mitment to Soviet Jewry, will
"rap" with us about Jews and
Jewishness today at the JCC.
"Judaism is not a religion, so what
are we? We have to know who we
are before we know where we
stand." Refreshments. Members:
No charge, non-members: $2.
Reflections On Life
Be Kind To Your Food
Editor's Note: The following
thoughts were composed by Leon
A. Pollack, son of Rabbi Joseph
Pollack, Director of the Chaplain-
cy Service at the Jewish Federa-
tion. They were read at a recent
Federation Kabalat Shabbat
I love food
Why doesn't it love me back? I
just don't understand. Just
because I indiscriminately eat
whatever I want, when I want it
gobble down mouthfuls without
savoring all the pleasure and
goodness it can offer not taking
the time to lovingly select and
thankfully prepare the food.
All things air, food, emotions,
people, etc., have to be treated
with respect. To do anything
carelessly, emotionally detached
and with arrogance diminishes not
only the act of doing, but yourself.
We are not much different from a
car. To run properly a car must
use the right octane gasoline, mix
with just the right amount of ox-
ygen and then burn the combina-
tion efficiently at the right time
for maximum performance and ef-
ficiency. The car's electrical
system is comprised of the bat-
tery, alternator, distributor, high
voltage coil and spark plugs. The
battery is the source of power, the
alternator keeps the battery
charged and replenished, the
distributor selects which part of
the engine receives the power, the
high voltage coil provides the
necessary level or state of energy
and the spark plug the outlet or ig-
nition of the energy.
For the human body our fuel is
the food we eat. The combination
of foods is equivalent to the blen-
ding and octane rating of
gasolines. Too rich a blend and the
engine/carburetor starts to choke.
Preservatives and chemicals are
like contaminants in the fuel.
When we are younger and our
engines are revving higher, we
can burn off a lot of the con-
taminants. A lot, but not all. The
accumulation of these products
build up, causing at first a slowing
of performance, reflexes slowing
down (poor response in accelera-
tion when you step on the gas),
aches and pains in the joints
(engine knocks and hesitates).
This process continues to worsen
and we overload organs, resulting
in diminished performance or
complete collapse of the organ and
its function. The body is smarter
than the car and tries to reject the
improper food. We typically have
the car's radio turned up too loud-
ly to hear the first symptoms. Our
short term pleasures are met and
we ignore the potentially
disastrous long term results.
We'll come back to food, but for
now let's look at air. We all need
the proper amount and quality for
complete digestion and energy
conversion. Most of the time we
have two problems. The air we
breathe has pollutants and we
breathe too shallowly. This is
equivalent to a plant not getting
enough sunlight. Its growth is
limited and only the leaves facing
the sun grow. With only limited
breathing, only parts of our bodies
receive the benefits. We become
like stagnant water.
Without exercise we feel run
down, no energy. This is like the
alternator not charging the bat-
tery. This is very much a "Catch
22" situation. No exercise, no
energy no energy, too tired to
execise. Once the inertia is over-
come (that's not easy), the feeling
of being alive maintains and ac-
celerates the momentum. We
have now created a change in our
life style.
We've now taken care of the
battery, alternator, gasoline and
air. What remains is the high
voltage coil, distributor, the spark
plugs. The high voltage coil is the
elevator of the energy. This is
equivalent to our spiritual needs.
The spark plugs usually reside
between our legs and the
distributor, on a limited basis, can
be thought of as people and socie-
ty. On a more global scale it's
simply nature.
We are our own universe. We
both mirror, reflect and create our
own heaven and hell on earth.
While initially we may have no ef-
fect on conditions and events, we
have a vast impact on the effect
upon us through our own attitudes
and beliefs. Through the growth
and awareness we become closer
to the ebb and flow of nature and
our universe. With this awareness
grows harmony and oneness with
all things. At this point we reach
complete control of life by giving
up completely of ourselves. Since
this statement is an apparent con-
tradictor our minds will reject
the premise. This point can only
be learned through our spirit and
soul. To be more exact would be
that of our spirit not learning but
remembering. This process can
only be done on an experimental
basis. The paths are many
medications, prayer or just living.
We realize life is a cycle of
which we can only take advantage
of the moment. What we want
most in life, we must give away. If
we want acceptance, accept all
things. If we want love, love all
things. If we want health, heal all
things. If we want power, sur-
render all things. When we can
see this cycle, this exchange of
values, this chain of life, we can
see, at that time, the ripple effect
of our actions.
Words are sp limited in the
scope. To dissect something, to
stop to examine something
destroys and changes that which
we hope to capture and
Truth is something you
remember, not learn.
A person who is loving, loves all
things including food. He would
not want that food polluted. He
would not take more than he
needs. He would savor each
mouthful as though it was his last.
He would give thanks that he is
alive. He would prepare his food
with love fill not only his
stomach, but all his senses when
eating. With all this love, food
could not help but nourish this
ferson and fill him and sustain
People are also food for our
hearts. G-d is food for our soul.
Love is the fire and pots in which
we cook our foods. Love yourself
and others. In that way we are all
nourished, let no one go hungry.

Friday, June 13, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 18
'Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
Speaking before the largest
Solidarity Day rally in history,
)ressed his gratitude to his
American friends for helping him
irin his freedom from the Soviet
nion. "I am released, but
00.000 Soviet Jews are still kept
is prisoners," he told the cheering
hrong. He vowed to continue the
truggle until all Soviet Jews who
vant to emigrate are allowed to
eave the USSR. He also cited the
eed to keep the Jackson-Vanik
kmendment, linking the granting
f trade credits and "most-
avored-nation" status to emigra-
ion practices. The event, organiz-
>d by the Coalition to Free Soviet
lews (NY), drew about 300,000
No sooner than contempt
harges against her had been
dropped, ANNA LIFSHITZ fired
off a letter to A.M. Rekunov, Pro-
urator General of the USSR,
omplaining about the conduct of
he court during her husband
VLADIMIR'S appeal hearing.
Anna said that the hearing held on
April 16 was in violation of Article
334 of the Criminal Code, which
gives all citizens over age 16 the
right to attend an appeal hearing.
Authorities refused to admit
Anna to the hearing. In fact, she
was denied entry even to the
fourth floor of the Supreme Court
Building where the hearing took
place. When she asked why, she
was told that "the comrades from
the committee (KGB) have
ordered us not to let anyone in."
Anna filed a further complaint
to the Chairman of the Supreme
Court, claiming Huto'ilto'' pro-
ceedings also breached "Article
338 of the Criminal Code because
Vladimir's appeal was presented
by the court in a "biased and
tendentious manner, without
reflecting the essential arguments
used by the accused in his
Anna finally was allowed to visit
Vladimir in Kresty Prison on
April 24. He will soon be transfer-
red to a labor camp to serve his
three-year sentence.
Three people here have inform-
ed the prosecutor's office that
they are willing to testify on oath
baggage did not contain drugs, as
claimed by airport officials on
March 14.
Aleksey's host in Tbilisi, and
two friends of the host, told the
prosecutor that they were present
when he packed his bags and ac-
companied him to the airport. The
three men, who asked that their
names be withheld, said they
would like to testify on his behalf
if he is brought to trial.
The husband and wife activists,
scientists IRINA and VIKTOR
BRAILOVSKY, have now appeal-
ed directly to their colleagues to
help them emigrate to Israel. A
journalist wrote on behalf of the
veteran refuseniks that their case
"again demands attention. They
have been unable to leave because
"f Irina's alleged access to state
mm rets, despite the fact that she
was dismissed 14 years ago from
her post at Moscow University. In
1978, her request was reviewed by
a special committee and she was
told that there were no objections
to her leaving." In the interim
Viktor served five years in inter-
nal exile.
A panel of Israeli doctors says
does not receive adequate and im-
mediate medical treatment, he
will be crippled for life from in-
juries he sustained in a Soviet
prison camp at the beginning of
the year.
Details of his injuries, medical
reports, and an X-ray were sent to
Israel by Edelshtein's wife,
TANYA. On the basis of these
reports, an expert panel, led by
Professor Amnon Fried, a Belin-
son Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon,
and Professor Circo Servadio,
head of the hospital's urology
department, concluded that Yuli's
injuries are far more serious than
previously reported.
The doctors noted that Soviet
law stipulates that a prisoner
disabled while serving a sentence
must be freed. Soviet medical
authorities had said that Yuli
would undergo a series of opera-
tions to correct his injuries, but a
date has still not been set.
After keeping her in the dark
for a week, authorities have final-
ly told INNA BEGUN that her
husband IOSIF was admitted to a
prison hospital in Kazan on April
14 as an emergency patient, and is
receiving treatment for double
pneumonia. They did not give her
further details about his im-
mediate condition and whether it
has further damaged his heart.
serving three years for allegedly
"defaming the Soviet state," is
still suffering from very high
blood pressure, a kidney complica-
tion, and is back in the prison
hospital, according to his wife,
GALINA. Nevertheless, he may
be transferred to a labor camp
from Kolyma to a labor camp in
Kazakhstan, some 2,500 kms.
southeast. ... A Soviet medical
committee reported that IOSIF
BERENSHTEIN of Kiev, who is
serving four years for allegedly
"resisting the police," is in
reasonably good health and will no
longer be allowed a special diet.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, in association with
Paramount Home Video, will be the exclusive distributor of the
video cassette release of 'Shoah.' Left to right are Tim Clott,
senior vice president and general manager of Paramount Home
Video; 'Shoah' writer, producer and director, Claude Lanzmann;
and Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, at
a screening of the video cassette before some 1,000 persons of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 13, 1986
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Among the outstanding events
for the celebration of Israel In-
dependence Day is a poster and
essay contest for the students at-
tending the Jewish Day School
and the synagogues and temples
in our community.
Over 500 students participated
in these events by submitting
essays and drawing posters with
Israeli themes. All of the entries
showed talent and creative im-
agination on the part of the
children participating.
Five of the students of Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach's Religious
School were selected by the panel
of expert judges for top honors.
Temple Sinai's Religious School is
one of the fastest growing schools
in the area, and the winning of so
many awards indicates the ex-
cellent learning abilities of the
students and the quality and
dedication of their teachers, and
principal Elsie Cowen.
The winners are:
First Place, Essay Contest, 6th
to 8th Grade Rachel Zloczover.
First Place, Poster Contest, 6th
to 8th Grade Matthew Fox.
First Place, Poster Contest, 3rd
to 5th Grade Vanessa
Second Place, Poster Contest,
3rd to 5th Grade Brian Alalu.
Third Place, Poster Contest,
3rd to 5th Grade Marisa Kamin.
Those interested in purchasing
tickets for the High Holy Days
(which begin at sundown, Friday,
October 3rd) or in joining the con-
gregation can get information
from the Temple by phoning
276-6161. Mrs. Lenore Isaacson is
head of the Membership
B'nai Mttzvah
Tracy Claudio
On Saturday, June 14, 1986,
Tracy Claudio, daughter of Beth
Claudio, will be called to the Torah
at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bat Mitzvah. Beth is a 7th
grade student at Boca Raton Mid-
dle School and attends Temple
Beth El's Religious School.
Family members sharing in the
simcha are her sister, Michelle
and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Schwartz of Monroe,
New York. Tracy's mother will
host a Kiddush in her honor
following Shabbat morning
On Saturday, May 31, 1986,
Adam Lee Porterfield, son of San-
dra and Dr. Lee Porterfield, was
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah. As an ongoing Temple
project he was "twinned" with
Mikhail Putelov of the Soviet
Union. Adam is a 7th grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth El
Adam Porterfield
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the f50were
his brother, Aaron, and grand-
parents William Katz of Livoria,
Michigan and Owen Porterfield of
Wayne, Michigan. Dr. and Mrs.
Porterfield hosted a Kiddush in
Adam's honor following Shabbat
morning services.
On Saturday, May 17, 1986,
Heather Beth Goldman daughter
of Rita and Barry Goldman, was
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bat
Mitzvah. As an ongoing Temple
project she was "Twinned" with
Julia Cantor of the Soviet Union.
Heather is a 7th grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School and at-
tends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Simcha
were her brother, Canaan, and
grandparents, Joseph and Edith
Goldman of Palm Coast and Elsie
Slade of Hallandale. Mr. and Mrs.
Goldman hosted a Kiddush in
Heather's honor following Shab-
bat morning services.
Rabbi Better After Heart Attack
TEL AVIV (JTA) Rabbi Alexander Schindler is
reported improving at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba,
where he was taken last week after suffering a heart attack
while touring Masada.
SCHINDLER, a leader of Reform Judaism in the U.S.,
is president of the Union of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions and a former chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Schindler, 61, spent the critical first 24 hours after his
heart attack in the intensive care unit at Soroka Hospital.
His wife, Rhea Schindler, was at his bedside. Schindler suf-
fered a heart attack 12 years ago.
A study group with Rabbi
Samuel Silver will be held at Tem-
ple Sinai every Thursday at 2 p.m.
For the summer an introductory
ten-week course in Conversational
Hebrew will be given. Learn to
read, write and speak Hebrew the
Israeli way. To register call Tem-
ple Sinai at 276-6161.
Family services in honor of
Shavuot will be observed on Fri-
day, June 13, at 7:15 p.m. The ser-
mon presented by Rabbi Samuel
Silver will be entitled "The Most
Famous Benediction." Presenta-
tion of certifcates to Religious
School students will be presented.
Temple Sinai Sisterhood will
hold a luncheon/card party, Mon-
day, June 30, noon at the temple,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray.
Enjoy lunch and bring your own
games and players for Bridge,
Canasta, etc. Men are invited. For
further information call Florence
Elias, 272-3845 or Marilyn
Wallace 272-6629.
On Friday, May 30, Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel installed the
members of the Board of Trustees
for the upcoming synagogue year.
Torah was read, Cantor Norman
Swerling led the congregation in
song, and Rabbi Richard Agler
spoke on the theme, "Leadership
From All Of Us."
On Friday, June 6, in honor of
Yom Yerushalayim the 19th
Anniversary of the reunification
of Jerusalem, members of Con-
gregation B'nai Israel's First
Israel Trip took part in the ser-
vice. Rabbi Richard Agler spoke
on the theme: "The Conquerer
and the Conquered The Future
of the West Bank Territories."
Congregation B'nai Israel will
celebrate the Festival of Shavuot
with its First Confirmation on Fri-
day, June 13. Members of the
class are: David Abramson, Alisa
Bloom, Teri Janus, Deborah
Rhodes and Alyssa Weiss.
The confirmands will conduct
the service and discuss their
Jewish commitment.
Congregation B'nai Israel will
hold Sabbath Service on Friday
evening, June 20. In this month of
weddings and anniversaries Rabbi
Richard Agler will speak on the
theme, "Love and Marriage."
The Festival of Shavuot will be
ushered in on Thursday Evening,
June 12 and celebrated on Friday
and Saturday, June 13 and June
At the morning service com-
mencing at 8:45 Rabbi Dr. Louis
L. Sacks will preach a series of
sermons on the theme "Toward
Yiskor Memorial Services will
be incorporated on Satuday, June
For further information, kindly
call 499-9229.
Temple Beth Shalom
Sisterhood of Century Village
will hold their next morning
meeting Monday, June 23, 10:30
a.m. in the Administration
building. An interesting program
is planned and refreshments will
be served. Special boutique sale.
Make your reservations for their
annual July picnic at Spanish
River Park scheduled for Sunday,
July 6. Call Ada 483-1016 or Hilda
483-0424. The monthly lun-
cheon/card parties will continue
durinc the summer. Please call
Hilda~483-0424 for information.
Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd and
Cantor Zvi Adler will officiate at
Temple's Emeth's Shavuot Ser-
vices, Saturday, June 14, 8:45
a.m. Yiskor (Memorial) Services
will be held. All are welcome to
Sunday morning, June 15, at
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton,
the confirmation class of 1986 will
hold their special service. This
Confirmation Class is the largest
in the Temple's history 39
students. During the course of
their studies they have worked on
a Family History Project and have
participated in a Service Project
(10 hours) at the 'In the Pines
Migrant Camp.' Every year the
Confirmation exercises are held
on Shavuot, which is the anniver-
sary of the giving of the Ten Com-
mandments. Confirmation
weekend starts on Thursday even-
ing with the Consecration Service
at 7:30 p.m., participation in the
Friday Evening Shabbat Service
and concluding with the Confir-
mation Service on Sunday morn-
ing at 10:30 a.m.
Anshei Shalom Sisterhood
Oriole Jewish Center will hold
their last meeting of the season,
Monday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. at the
Temple 7099 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. This meeting will feature
an open forum activity workshop,
during which members will be able
to ask questions and voice their
ideas and opinions. Refreshments
will be served.
Anshei Shalom Men's Club will
sponsor a breakfast meeting, Sun-
day, June 22, 9:30 a.m. at the
Temple. Their guest speaker will
be Dr. John Lowe. For further in-
formation call 495-0466.
Shavuot, 6 Sivan, 5746
Shabbat, 7 Sivan, 5746
(2nd Day)
Book of Ruth is Read; Ylzkor
Candlelighting 7:52 p.m.
(Thurs. and Fri.)
Sabbath Ends 9:05 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, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv, call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. 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
Jewish Federation, 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. Cantor
Norman Swerling. Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 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 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Rabbi Morris Silberman.
Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.,
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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, June 13, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 15
Frank Wundohl Dead at 56
Wundohl, director of communica-
tions for JWB since 1981 and a
member of the board of directors
of the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy, died Saturday, May 17, at St.
Elizabeth's Hospital in Elizabeth,
N.J., after a lingering illness. He
was 56.
Recently, Wundohl received the
Joseph Polakoff Award of the
American Jewish Press Associa-
tion (AJPA). The presentation to
him was made at the hospital.
Wundohl joned JWB's executive
staff on June 15, 1981, after eight
years as editor of the Jewish Ex-
ponent of Philadelphia. He served
both as JWB's communications
director and as publisher's
representative of JWB Circle.
A native of Philadelphia, Wun-
dohl was in Jewish communal ser-
vice since 1967. He was appointed
Jewish Exponent editor after
seven vears as informaiton direc-
tor of Albert Einstein Medical
Center in Philadelphia.
In 1981, Wundohl was one of
the recipients of the first Simon
Rockower Memorial Awards For
Excellence in Jewish Journalism,
presented by the American
Jewish Press Association in news
writing for a series of reports on
the Jews of Hungary and Austria.
In 1977, he received the Boris
Smolar Award for Excellence in
North American Jewish Jour-
nalism from the Council of Jewish
Federations, for two series of
feature articles written in 1976 on
the Jews of South Africa and
"Israel from the Golan to the
Wundohl was president of the
American Jewish Press Associa-
tion from 1978 to 1981, a member
of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Board of Directors and a vice
president of the American Jewish
Public Relations Society (AJPRS).
Yehuda Hellman Dead at 66
Yehuda Hellman, for 15 years ex-
ecutive vice president of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
died of a heart attack Saturday,
May 17, in a St. Louis, Miss.,
hospital. He was 66 years old and
lived in Manhattan.
Hellman was delivering a
speech to the semi-annual meeting
of the Board of Trustees of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations at the Doubletree
Hotel in Chesterfield, a suburb of
St. Louis, when he suffered the at-
tack. Efforts to revive him failed,
and he died shortjy afterwards at
St. John's 'Hospital in
Born in Riga, Latvia, Hellman
was a graduate of the American
University in Beirut. He worked
as a foreign correspondent in Lon-
don, Paris, Beirut, and Damascus
for various publications, including
The Jerusalem Post.
A leading authority on the Mid-
dle East and U.S. foreign policy,
Hellman conferred with numerous
foreign dignitaries, including the
late Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat. He met President Hosni
Mubarak on several occasions in
his capacity as executive vice
chairman of the Presidents Con-
ference, the umbrella group of the
40 largest American Jewish
religious and secular bodies.
Hellman was also a member of
the International Steering Com-
mittee of the World Conference
on Soviet Jewry and was a former
secretary general of the World
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Alexander. 84, of Kings Point, Delray
Beach, was originally from Poland. He is
survived by his wife Kay; step-son Morton
Genser; step-daughters Clara Richmond and
Charleyn Myerson; brother Wilford; sisters
Ida Rool, Florence Silverman and Dorothy
Bresky and eight grandchildren. (Beth
Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
Abraham, of Kings Point. Delray Beach,
was originally from New York. He is surviv-
ed by his sister Florence Berman; niece and
nephew Glenda and Larry. (Beth Israel
Rubin Memorial Chapel).
JACKSIER, Julius K 79, of Kings Point.
Delray Beach, was originally from New
York. He is survived by his wife Elsie; son
Ronald; brother Hyman and five grand-
children. (Beth Israel-Memorial Chapel)
KRASNICK. Jack M., 83, of Pines of
Delray West, was originally from Russia.
He is survived by his son Richard; daughters
Evelyn Saunders; Lorraine Newman and
Janet Gawrych; 11 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
LEAVITT. Abram, 80, of Kings Point,
Delray Beach, was originally from New
York. He is survived by his wife Caroline;
son Jack and two grandchildren. (Beth
Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
LEAVY. Betty, 84, of Boca Raton, was
originally from New York. She is survived
by her brother Albert Adelman.
(Gutterman-Warheit Memorial Chapel)
LIPSITZ. Anne, 73. of Delray Beach, was
originally from Pennsylvania. She is surviv-
ed by her husband Max; daughters Judith
and Linda; brother Louis EskowiU and two
grandchildren. (Gutterman-Warheit
Memorial Chapel)
MINDEL. Meyer. 78, of Boca Raton, was
originally from Alabama. He is survived by
his wife Mary; son Dr. Joel Mindel; daughter
Susan Cole; sister Sophie Leavitt and four
grandchildren. (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
RABINOWITZ. Reuben, 71. of Kings
Point, Delray Beach, was originally from
New York. He is survived by his wife
Matilda; sons Theodore and Joseph; brother
Irving; sisters Beatrice Altman, Caroline
King and Edith Epstein. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel)
ROETTER, Cecelia. 76, of Kings Point,
Delray Beach, was originally from New
York. She is survived by her husband Mor
ris; son George and one grandchild. (Beth
Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
SHERRY, Morris, 78, of Delray Beach, was
originally from Connecticut. He is survived
by his brother Harry. (Gutterman-Warheit
Memorial Chapel)
SUS8MAN, Milton. 75, of Boca Raton, was
originally from New York. He is survived by
his wife Golbie; daughters Andrea and Gail;
sister Miriam Kaufman. (Gutterman
Warheit Memorial Chapel)
TOMBACK, Melvin. 67, of Boca Raton, was
originally from New York He is survived by
his wife Murial; sons Donald and Martin;
sisters Shirley and Edith and one grand
child. (Gutterman-Warheit Memorial
WALLACE. Charles I., 70, of Kings Point.
Delray Beach, was originally from
Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife
Helen; daughter Marsha Getter, sister
Frances Greenberg and four grandchildren
(Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
WIENER. Abraham E., 69, of Pines of
Delray. was originally from New York. He is
survived by his wife Evelyn; son Richard,
daughters Marsha Spar and Madelyn
Ballance; sister Rosalynd BliU and six
grandchildren. (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
Report From the Rabbinical Assembly
Congregation B'nai Torah
One of the great things about
the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha
Lake, N.Y. is that things never
change there. Each time I return
for a convention or a meeting the
hotel is absolutely the same. That
which is different generally hap-
pens at the convention.
The international convention of
the Rabbinical Assembly of
America, the organization of Con-
servative rabbis, took place there
during the week of May 18.
Among the many topics of
discusssion and agendas was one
that I would like to address for a
few seconds.
The Jewish community has long
been embroiled in a controversy
over the issue of determining the
status of a Jew. In Israel, it
centers on conversions and is
labeled "Who is a Jew." In
America, it has to do with conver-
sions plus matrilineal vs. par-
tilineal. Traditionally, the Jewish
status of a child has been deter-
mined by the status of the mother.
If the mother is Jewish, the child
is Jewish. If the mother is not
Jewish, the child is not Jewish.
The Reform movement has
adopted a posture which states
that a child, born of a Jewish
father and non-Jewish mother, as
long as the child is raised as a Jew,
he should be considered a Jew.
While at an emotional level of
making everything alright, this
certainly has appeal, it does con-
tradict Jewish laws and tradition
and the standards of two-thirds of
the religious community.
The Rabbinical Assembly in con-
vention reaffirmed their committ-
ment to the halachic principle of
matrilineality and to the halachic
requirements for conversion to
Judaism (immersion for the
woman, brit Milah, ritual cirumci-
sion, for the man). This was ac-
complished by raising these issues
to a level of Standards of Rabbinic
Practice. This means that a
member of the Rabbinical
Assembly who does not follow
these principles is liable to
discipline from the organization as
well as possible expulsion.
This decision was a major state-
ment for the Conservative move-
ment which has been accused of
becoming too liberal. It is a
recognition that in questions of
personal status, law and tradition
should be inviolable as a determin-
ing factor.
I applaud the resolution that
was endorsed by the convention
and hope and pray that it will aid
in the strengthening k'lal yisrael,
the community of Israel.
How To Describe The
Holiday of Shavuot
Temple Sinai
Like Passover (Pesah) and
Tabernacles (Sukkot), Shavuot
started out as a nature festival,
marking the upsurge of gratitude
that biblical farmers felt when
seven weeks after Passover,
which marked the beginning of
the spring harvest, the first fruits
of their planting came into
Hence the holiday is called
Shavuot, Hebrew for "weeks." It
is also called the Festival of the
First Fruits (Bikkurim in
Tradition has it that seven
weeks after the first Passover in
history, the liberation of the Jews
from Egyptian slavery, the freed
slaves reached Mt. Sinai to
receive the Torah.
Hence, Shavuot is also known as
the Season of the Giving of the
Moral Law, in Hebrew: Zman
Mattan Torah.
The worship service for Shavuot
often includes the reading of the
Ten Commandments, prayers and
music which touch upon the theme
of moral discipline. Because the
holiday is on the 50th day after
Passover, it is also called,
Reform Judaism utilized the
joyous holiday as a proper time for
the Confirmation of children who
have completed their elementary
Jewish education.
Traditionalist Jews added an ex-
tra day to the one day prescribed
in the Bible. Reform went back to
a one day observance. Foods
associated with the holiday are
dairy products, indicative of the
teaching that the Torah (the moral
law) is sweet.
Reference to Shavuot in the Bi-
ble are: Exodus 34.22, Leviticus
23.15 and Deuteronomy 16.9 in
the New Testament it is mention-
ed in Acts 2.1.
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