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Volume 9 Number 25
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, October 23,1987
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Cong. Lehman:
'Good Faith' Report On East Berlin Rabbi
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
The Communist system
behind the Berlin Wall is not
so bad and Jews have a place in
that society, infers Dr. Irene
Runge, an American bom
daughter of Jewish-German
immigrants. "It's a system I
believe in," says the scholar,
who moved to Germany with
her parents in 1949 and has liv-
ed in East Berlin ever since.
Runge, a soziologin Ger-
man for sociologist has
come to the United States with
a delegation of scientists, ar-
tists, and scholars who will
represent the German
Democratic Republic (GDR) in
a cultural exchange program
in Minneapolis this week.
Runge, an associate pro-
fessor in the history depart-
ment of East Berlin's Hum-
boldt University, included in
her U.S. stops a Miami visit
this week in which she discuss-
ed the pulse of Judaism in East
Germany and the American
rabbi who last month became
the first full-time rabbi in 19
years to serve East Berlin's
only congregation.
East Germany's Jewish
That rabbi is Isaac Neuman
of Champlain, 111. Neuman is a
Reform rabbi but as Runge ex-
plained, the one congregation
in East Berlin has members
ranging from the Orthodox to
liberal with about 200
members. Although there are
no certain figures, she
estimates that there are ap-
proximately 2,000 Jews in
East Berlin, a city that prior to
the Holocaust counted 170,000
Continued on Page 2-
Brandeis Prexy:
School No Less Jewish
$M Serving Pork And Shellfish
The Jewish Advocate
The recent introduction of
pork and shellfish in a
cafeteria of Brandeis Universi-
ty here does not as some
faculty critics claim
diminish the Jewish character
of the school, according to its
president, Evelyn Handier.
"How many Jews do you
know who keep kosher?" she
asked in a recent interview.
"Brandeis consists of Jews of
every stripe, from the most
Orthodox to those who are
non-practicing but feel very
culturally and passionately
Jewish .. There is nothing
stronger about Brandeis than
its ties to the Jewish
The university has one
kosher dining hall, and the
other dining halls have always
served non-kosher food. To
Handler, the availability of
pork and shellfish is no dif-
ferent than offering
cheeseburgers, and she is sure
that those who keep strict
kashrut would agree.
She said Brandeis must be
viewed not as a Jewish univer-
sity but as "a non-sectarian
university with strong Jewish
support. We want every stu-
dent to be comfortable here.
We pride ourselves on our
Handler said the board of
trustees' decision to allow the
new foods was made so that
"every kid at Brandeis should
be as comfortable as at any
other university." She added
that Brandeis has "always
assisted the Orthodox Jew to
function on this campus," and
that will not change.
The comfort argument has
been challenged by some facul-
ty members. "Can anyone
believe that there is a student
anywhere whose decision to
enter Brandeis will depend on
whether he can get a bacon,
lettuce and tomato sandwich
for lunch?" asked Prof. Marvin
Fox, director of the Lown
School of Near Eastern and
Judaic Studies, and now on
Emphasizing that he was
speaking as an individual, he
said: "It would be one thing if,
from the beginning of
Brandeis, there had been no
restrictions. But to suddenly
and deliberately, in the
school's 39th year, change the
policy established by Dr.
Continued on Page 2-
Dr. Irene Range and Cong. William Lehman
Uruguayan Jews Pressure
For Soviet Emigration
Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze mingled
with and spoke to more than
1,000 Uruguayan Jews
demonstrating outside the
Soviet Embassy in Montevideo
last week demanding full
rights for Jews in the USSR it
was reported here from the
Uruguayan capital.
Shevardnadze assured them
that his country has adopted a
more liberal policy toward
Soviet Jews, including freer
emigration. He also held a
street dialogue for 15 minutes
with the president of the Cen-
tral Committee of Uruguayan
Jews, Pedro Sclossky, accor-
ding to Seymour Reich, inter-
national president of B'nai
Reich commended the
Jewish community in
Montevideo for its strong
demonstration of concern for
Soviet Jewry. It apparently
prompted the unusual
response by Shevardnadze.
Ranking Soviet officials rarely
if ever have direct personal
contact with human rights
Right-Wing Extremists Convicted Of IRS Threats
Five members of a rightwing
tax-protest group with links to
a violently anti-Semitic
organization were convicted in
Las Vegas of threatening the
lives of agents of the Internal
Revenue Service and a Nevada
state judge.
The five are members of the
Committee of the States, a
group affiliated with the Chris-
tian Identity movement, which
espouses the belief that the
Jews are the children of Satan
and which calls the United
States government "ZOG" -
"Zionist-Occupied Govern-
ment." The Committee was
formed in 1984 in Mariposa,
Convictions in Federal
District Court in Las Vegas
were meted out to Rev.
William Potter Gale, who
heads the Ministry of Christ
Church in Mariposa and is
founder of the Identity move-
ment; Fortunate Parrino, an
assistant at the church;
Richard Van Hazel of Arizona;
and Patrick McCray and his
brother George McCray, of
Nevada. A sixth defendant,
Gary Dolfin of Nevada, plead-
ed guilty to lesser charges
after the trial began.
In addition, two others nam-
ed in the indictment, Angelo
Stefanelli and Susan Kieffer of
Nevada, pleaded guilty to
reduced charges and agreed to
cooperate with the
Those convicted face possi-
ble maximum sentences of 34
years' imprisonment and fines
of $250,000, according to assis-
tant U.S. prosecuting attorney
Richard Pocker.
The trial was monitored by
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith in Los Angeles,
which has furnished informa-
tion on the case to law enforce-
ment agencies throughout the
country. Betsy Rosenthal,
ADL Western states civil
rights director, called the ver-
dict a "warning to extremists
that the American people will
not tolerate their threats of
physical harm to our officials
and government institutions."
The ADL had obtained
documents from the Commit-
tee's first meeting, among
which was a statement warn-
ing that any attempt to in-
terfere with the group by any
person or government agency
would "result in the death
penalty being imposed upon
conviction by said
For many years, the ADL
has been monitoring Gale, who
has a solidly racist, anti-
Semitic resume. According to
Rosenthal, it was Gale who
first introduced Rev. Richard
Continued on Page 3

Page 2 The Jewish Floridianof South Coimty/Friday, October 23, 1987
East Berliner Reports On Newly Assigned Rabbi
Continued from Page 1
(There are an estimated 500
members in the eight con-
gregations that are in East
Germany today, Runge says.)
Runge visited The Jewish
Floridian last week with U.S.
Rep. William Lehman (D.,
North Dade), who said his in-
volvement in securing the ser-
vices of the new rabbi began
during a 1986 visit to East
Germany when he met with
U.S. Ambassador to the GDR,
Francis Meehan.
"I asked him what the main
problem was in the Jewish
community. He said, 'we need
a full-time rabbi.' Lehman
recalled adding the problem
was in part a lack of com-
munication between the
Jewish community and the
East German government on
the type of clergy needed.
'The GDR is unique in the
Soviet east bloc vis-a-vis its
toleration of organized
religion," Lehman reported on
his return from East
Lehman noted that East
German State Secretary for
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munities in the GDR, because
many in the current Marxist
government fought with Jews
on the streets against Hitler's
Brownshirts and, against
Rabbi Isaac Neuman
Arrangements were
and the new rabbi has piles of
letters from Jews and non-
Jews along with invitations to
speak at universities. There's a
lot of willingness to learn in
this country,' she said.
"He wants people to feel
good in the community,"
Runge said. "He's very ag-
gressive. We think it's great
issues. I e^ *nmt ST Htmga^Twhere" they that he's asking questions that
State Department them to 8J^hools," she a lot of us don't ask anymore.
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claims and other issues.
From the East German point
become a rabbi."
Lehman confirmed that the
East German government is
preserving the huge Jewish
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fovernment in the United
tates and East Germany, ac-
cording to Lehman.
Says Runge: "The rabbi is
able to get in and out of the
country whenever he wants.
He has a driver who can go in
and out of West Berlin. He has
a househelper. He's getting a
secretary, he has an office, he
has a three-room apartment,
and he has a salary that mat-
ches the salary of a university
Lehman noted that the rela-
tionship between the GDR and
United States on this issue
takes on increased diplomatic
importance because not too
much is negotiated bilaterally
between the U.S. and GDR.
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U.S. is one of the major goals
of the current government.
But one of the problems is as
long as they have the Berlin
Wall up it is very unlikely the
U.S. will drop trade restric-
tions on the GDR."
While she was in Miami,
Runge also met with members
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, the organization in-
strumental in bringing Rabbi
Neuman to East Berlin.
'Making do' rabbinically
The last time her congrega-
tion had a full-time rabbi was
19 years ago, Runge said.
Since then, the congregation
has brought in rabbis on
holidays and employed a chaz-
zan full time. They "imported"
"Newspapers, radio and
television became very in-
terested. People who hadn't
been to synagogue came
because they heard there was
a new rabbi. Even members
what was the main synagogue
in Berlin, which was destroyed
during Kristallnacht, and the
site from which many in the
Jewish community were
who did not show up for a long deported to the death camps.
time showed up," Runge said.
The rabbi is expecting to
have difficulties with members
of the congregation who are
more traditional, however,
because he is Reform. He will
have to compromise, Runge
The Jewish community is so
small that there does not ap-
pear to be any move for it to
flourish into the American-
style system of separate con-
In East Germany today, the
problem would not be opening
a yeshiva, it would be a pro-
blem finding Jews to go there,
Runge said.
"It's not apathy. We're talk-
ing about very small numbers.
A lot of them are older. We're
all established persons. We're
all professionals. Everybody
has a good job, good income, so
people are not that much after
gregations for Orthodox, Con- getting into a yeshiva."
Brandeis Serving
Non-Kosher Food
Continued from Page 1
(Abram) Sachar ... is self-
defeating and inflicts needless
He agreed with Bernard
Reisman, professor of
American Jewish communal
studies and director of the
Hornstein program in Jewish
communal service, that pork
and shellfish were more offen-
sive than mixing dairy pro-
ducts with beef. The former
"psychologically connote the
separateness of the Jews,"
Reisman said. "Even Jews
that don't observe kashrut
have a psychological reaction
to pork and shellfish."
He continued that the policy
would fail to attract more
students and in fact would
"antagonize the people who
have built and maintained the
Fox saw the food decision as
part of an overall board at-
tempt to make Brandeis less
Jewish and more universal. He
RfNT A CAR MBl01Uft]
said the calendar, for the first
time in at least 15 years,
doesn't list the names of
Jewish holidays.
Furthermore, he said a
report issued by the board last
spring referred to the
"mistaken impression" that
Brandeis is intended mainly
for the Jewish community as
"the most serious handicap in
attracting qualified students."
Holocaust Survivors
From Latvia Sought
The U.S. Justice Department
has asked for the assistance of the
World Jewish Congress in
locating survivors and witnesses
to the activities of tin Nazi forces
and their coUabomton during the
Second World War in Latvia
The Department's Office of
Special Investigation- (OSI]
res|M>nsilile for proceeding against
Nazi war criminals presently
residing illegally in the I'nited
Individuals with relevant infor
mation may communicate in ans
language the) chxose and are ask
ed to contact Ms Bessy Pupko,
World Jewish CoagMM, i ne Park
Avenue. New York. NY 10016
Telephone (J 12) 679-0600.
servative, Reform and
Reconstructionist movements
of Judaism.
Anti-fascist tradition
Asked if anti-Semitism
resurfaced with the revived
focus on Judaism in Germany,
the birthplace of Nazism and
the Holocaust, Runge
answered, "We don't have
neo-Nazis and there's not a
basis for anti-Semites to do
anything. We can talk about
people who are privately anti-
Semites, but there's a very
strong anti-fascist tradition in
"People are very interested,
Says Lehman: "It sounds
like the Jewish community in
my hometown of Selma, Ala.
They don't know whether
they're Jews or whether
they're Southerners!"
Asked why her parents
returned to Germany after the
Holocaust, Runge answers,
"They wanted to go back to a
new Germany in which they
believed in. They wanted to go
back to an anti-fascist Ger-
many. That's why I think it's
important for Jewish people to
live in Germany. You can t just
abandon Germany and say, 'no
Jews anymore.''
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New JTA Board Members
William Frost, president of the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
announced the election of
seven new members to the
JTA Board of Directors. They
are: Caryn Adelman, Chicago;
Dr. Steven M. Cohen, New
York/New Haven, Conn.;
Florence Eckstein, Phoenix;
William Katzberg, Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.; Ronald
Rothschild, Hollywood, Fla.;
Robert Silverman, Cleveland;
and Leah Siskin, West Palm
Beach, Fla. The announce-
ment by Frost came at the an-
nual meeting of the JTA
Adelman, a graduate of the
University of Illinois, is a vice
president of the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan
Chicago, a vice chairman of
the Large City Budgeting Con-
ference of the Council of
Jewish Federations and a
member of United Jewish Ap-
peal's national campaign
Cohen received his PhD
from the Department of
Sociology of Columbia Univer-
sity in 1974 and is a tenured
Prof, of Sociology at Queens
College. He is the author of
"Interethnic Marriage and
Friendship," "American
Modernity and Jewish Identi-
ty," and "American Assimila-
tion or Jewish Revival." Cohen
has written dozens of articles
on the American Jewish com-
munity. He currently lives*in
New Haven and is active in
local and national Jewish com-
munal affairs.
Eckstein, publisher and ex-
ecutive editor of the Greater
Phoenix Jewish News, receiv-
ed a Master's degree in Social
Work from Arizona State
University. She is a vice presi-
dent of the American Jewish
Press Association, secretary of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Phoenix and is active
in numerous civic organiza-
tions. She is a member of the
Board of Directors of the
Arizona Center for Law in the
Public Interest and the
Bicentennial Commission of
the City of Phoenix.
Katzberg is retired and
resides in Margate, Fla. He is
a member of the Board of
Directors of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale and chairs its
Communications Committee.
He is a featured columnist in
The Jewish Journal of Fort
Lauderdale and is active in
numerous local civic activities.
Rothschild, an attorney, is a
graduate of Ohio State Univer-
sity and Cleveland State
University Law School. He is
president of the Jewish
Federation of South Broward,
Fla., chairman of the Citizen's
Advisory Board of Hollywood,
Fla., and is an active member
of numerous civic organiza-
tions. He is also a member and
past chairperson of the
Editorial Committee of The
Jewish Advocate of South
Silverman is owner of
Robert Silverman, Inc., a
direct mail firm in Cleveland.
He is a Trustee of the Jewish
Community Federation of
Cleveland, general co-
chairman of the 1987 Jewish
Welfare Fund Campaign and
chairman of the Welfare Plan-
ning Committee of the
Cleveland Federation and a
member of the Board of
Trustees of The Cleveland
Jewish News. He is founding
president of the Northeast
Ohio Direct Mail Marketing
Association, Inc. and is active
in numerous civic and profes-
sional organizations. Siskin, a
graduate of Corning Com-
munity College, is
secretary/treasurer of Lischer
Laundry, Inc. She is secretary
of the Executive Committee of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and chairs her
community's Human Resource
Development and Public
Committees. She is actively in-
volved with UJA and the
Jewish Community Day School
of Palm Beach County.
Extremists Convicted
Of IRS Agent
Death Threats
Continued from Page 1
Butler, leader of the Aryan
Nations-Church of Jesus
Christ Christian in Hayden
Lake, Idaho, to the Identity
In addition, Gale was long
viewed as a leader of the Posse
Comitatus, an organization of
loosely affiliated bands of arm-
ed vigilantes. The Posse gain-
ed national recognition in 1983
when one of its members, Gor-
don Kahl, was indicted for kill-
ing two U.S. marshalls and
later killed himself in a shoot-
out with police in Arkansas.
Gale, as a Posse evangelist,
supplied tapes for broadcast to
radio station KTTL-FM in
Dodge City, Kansas, in 1983.
He, along with James
Wickstrom, another Posse
evangelist, also spoke at at
least one meeting of local
farmers stricken by the in-
tense farm crisis and prone to
scape-goating Jews and others
in a conspiracy against them.
In his broadcasts, Gale
espoused violence while invok-
ing God's name, and urged the
collection of dossiers on
"every damn Jew rabbi in this
land, and every Anti-
Defamation League leader or
JDL leader in this land." He is
alleged to hold paramilitary
training operations, Rosenthal
said, adding that Gale had
written training manuals for
the Posse. She said he is
reportedly in poor health.
An assistant to prosecuting
attorney Pocker said that Gale
is currently free on bail,
although Rosenthal said the
prosecution had argued that
he, and the others, were
dangerous and should be
Trials are still pending for
other affiliates of the Identity
movement, including 11 na-
tionwide leaders of the Aryan
Nations, who were indicted on
charges of sedition by a federal
grand jury in Fort Smith,
Arkansas, about a half year
ago and who are scheduled to
stand trial in federal cou^
there next year.
Indicted for sedition was
Robert Miles, a leader of the
Aryan Nations and also involv-
ed in other neo-Nazi activities.
Miles, who calls himself a
minister, was originally con-
victed of burning school buses
during integration of schools
in Michigan in the 1960s, for
which he served jail time.
Miles' trial is scheduled for
next year.
Israeli Student Killed In Old City
JERUSALEM (JTA) Funeral services were held
here Sunday for an Israeli student and newlywed who was
fatally shot Saturday evening in the Old City. Yigal Shahaf,
24, an electronics student who worked as a guard at night,
was shot at close range near the Via Dolorosa while stroll-
ing with his wife of four months and a couple of friends
from Netanya.
Jerusalem police are holding seven suspects in the
murder, but there is no indication that any of them was
directly linked to the shooting.
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SEATTLE A 20-month-old Jewish boy who underwent two
liver transplants in May has returned home from the University
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happy, healthy and under physicians' care, the Jewish Transcript
NEW YORK Ronald Reagan, the first sitting U.S. President
to receive an honorary degree from Yeshiva University here, has
given some paper back. His written message is included in a time
capsule sealed Sept. 15, on the university's 101st birthday, in the
newly completed Tenzer Gardens. The capsule will be opened as
part of the university's bicentennial celebration in 2086. He wrote
that the university's "history, representing as it does both
freedom of secular inquiry and freedom of religion, is the story of
KANSAS CITY An agency affiliated with the Jewish Family
and Children's Service (JFCS) announces the availability of in-
fants for adoption by childless Kansas and Missouri Jewish
couples or those with one child. The Adams Center, a non-profit,
non-sectarian advocacy agency for women with pregnancy-
related problems, was founded in 1985. In 1986, it merged with a
program run by the JFCS to provide counseling for women of all
religions. For more information call (816) 444-4545.
STARLIGHT Michelle Blumenthal of Dallas has been
elected international president of B'nai B'rith Girls, succeeding
Suri Duitch of Colorado Springs, Colo. Marc Blattner of Orlando,
Fla., has been elected international president of AZA, the B'nai
B'rith boys' group, succeeding Brian Hafter of Millbrae, Calif.
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services
at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m.
P.O. 7105, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative. Phone (305)
994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor Mark Levi;
President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at Mae Volen Senior
Center, 1515 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Friday evening at
8:15 p.m., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
I 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: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 392-5732. President: Steven D. Marcus. Services Fridays
evening five minutes before candlelighting. Shabbat morning 9
a.m. Sunday morning minyan at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at
the new building 7900 Montoya Circle beginning in February. For
information regarding services call 483-5384 or 394-5071.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 210, 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 495-1300. Rabbi Pincus Aloof. Cantor Louis Her-
shman. 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 AdJer,
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), 1 'elray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 23, 1987
Moment Of Silence
'Heard' Before
Supreme Court
The Supreme Court heard
arguments last week on
whether a 1987 New Jersey
law requiring a minute of
silence in public schools "for
private contemplation and in-
trospection' violated the First
Amendment prohibition on the
establishment or religion.
The case, Karcher v. May, is
an appeal of a decision by the
Third U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals upholding a 1985 deci-
sion by the Federal District
Court in New Jersey that the
law was unconstitutional.
Norman Cantor, a Trenton,
New Jersey lawyer, represen-
ting Jeffrey May, a New
Jersey teacher, who along with
several parents and students
challenged the law, argued
that discussion in the New
Jersey Legislature during the
debate on the bill
demonstrated that supporters
wanted the legislation as a way
to foster prayer Jn the
Cantor said teachers could
use the minute of silence to in-
fluence students to pray, par-
ticularly in the lower grades
where pupils would not
understand the meaning of
"contemplation and
But Rex Lee, representing
Alan Karcher, former Speaker
of the New Jersey Assembly,
said the minute of silence was
a "legitimate secular" act
designed to quiet down
students as the school day
He said the law to set aside
the minute was mandatory on-
ly for principals and teachers,
not students, who could use it, j
or not use it, in any way they
The law reads:
"Principals and teachers in
each public elementary and
secondary school of each
school district in this state
shall permit students to
observe a one-minute period of
silence to be used solely at the
discretion of the individual stu-
dent, before the opening of ex-
ercises of each school day for
quiet and private contempla-
tion and introspection."
While the Supreme Court in
1985 ruled unconstitutional an
Alabama law providing for a
minute of silence for "medita-
tion and voluntary prayer,"
the Court may decide the
latest case on the technical
grounds that Karcher did not
have the "standing" to file the
The Reagan Administration
has filed a brief declaring that
while it believes the law is con-
stitutional, the appeal should
be dismissed becasue Karcher
has no jurisdiction.
The law was adopted in
December 1982, when the
Assembly overrode a veto by
Gov. Thomas Kean, a
Republican. May immediately
filed a suit challenging the law
in January 1983.
When neither Kean nor his
attorney general would defend
the suit, Karcher decided to
defend it in his capacity as
speaker. But about the time
the Court of Appeals gave its
decision in 1985, the
Republican took over the
Assmebly, and the new
speaker, Charles Hardwick,
asked that his name, which had
been substituted for Karcher's
on the appeal to the Supreme
Court, be withdrawn.
Karcher filed an appeal and
Lee maintained Tuesday that
he could do so since he was still
a member of the Legislature.
Should the court reject the
appeal on the ground that Kar-
cher has no legal right to ap-
peal, the lower court decision
would stand and the New
Wide World Photo
President Ronald Reagan congratulates the
judge. His service in the New York-based ap-
peals court won national acclaim from Jewish
and non-sectarian organizations alike.
Israeli Arabs Move Closer
WASHINGTON Judge Irving Kaufman,
who retired in June as a Federal Court of Ap-
peals jurist, is presented the Fresvtenluxl
Medal of Freedom at White House ceremoims.
Judge Kaufman's wife, Helm, looks on, left, as
some observers believe it
would result in a 4-4 spit, since
the court is short one justice.
^It^mL** To West Bank Palestinians
Among those filing briefs in ''Feelings of.P*^"
support of May were: the Anti- wlidarty have bee* g^uaUy
Elation League of B>i ^^^e^smt:
B'rith, American Jewish Con-
gress, American Congrega-
tions, National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Jersey law would be stricken counca> New Jersey Associa-
from the books.
If the court decides Karcher
has the right to appeal and
deals with the constitutional
establishment of religion issue,
tion of Reformed Rabbis, New
Jersey-West Hudson Valley
Council of the Union of
American Hebrew
The Graying of Jewish Society
Studied In New Report
North American Jewish com-
munity now contains a greater
proportion of elderly than the
general population, according
to a report just released by
The North American Jewish
Data Bank as part of its Infor-
mation Series.
The publication, entitled
"The Older Adult Jewish
Population of North
America," analyzes census
data and local demographic
studies to reveal patterns of
aging in the United States and
Canada. It explains how social
changes, economic conditions
and birth, mortality and im-
migration rates earlier in the
century have influenced cur-
rent population figures.
Regional patterns and varia-
tions in the proportion of
Jewish elderly in the popula-
tion are also reviewed.
Written by Barry A.
Kosmin, Director of the Data
Bank, and Jeffrey Scheckner,
Administrator, the report is an
important resource for those
involved in service delivery
and planning for the elderly.
The North American Jewish
Data Bank was established by
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions and the Center for
Jewish Studies of the
Graduate School and Universi-
ty Center of The City Universi-
ty of New York. Its primary
role is to act as the repository
for computer-based population
and survey data on Jewish
communities in the United
States and Canada.
West Bank and Gaza since the
Six Day war." This is one of
the major conclusions of a new
study recently completed by
Tel Aviv University's Dayar.
Center researcher, Dr. Elie
Repercussions of the renew-
ed contact between the two
communities, the author
asserts, have affected all
segments of the Israeli Arab
political spectrum na-
tionalists, communisits and
Islamic fundamentalists alike.
Particularly influenced,
however, were representatives
of the moderate Arab camp.
These circles, Dr. Rekhess
suggests, underwent an inten-
sified process of Palestiniza-
tion. Under the impact of the
West Bank and Gaza Arabs
they began to emphasize their
Arab "belongingness" and
their genuine Palestinian iden-
tity. Prominent figures such as
MKs Muhammad Watad and
Abdel Darausha have
demonstrated an increased in-
volvement in West Bank and
Gaza affairs.
The Study illustrates how
Rakah, the Israeli Communist
Party, played a decisive role in
consolidating the national, as
well as the cultural, sense of
solidarity and cohesion bet-
ween the Arabs in Israel and
those in the territories. The
a strongly relied on the
communist cadres. Its
consisten struggle for civil and
national rights in the West
Bank and Gaza won the party
the local population's esteem
and appreciation.
Rise of the Progressive List
for Peace in 1984, however,
put an end to Rakah's
longstanding monopoly of the
presentation of the Israeli
Arabs' national aspiration.
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The Rare Mixed Marriage
Conversion In A Non-Jewish Home
A disenchanted Catholic
woman married an indifferent
Christian and later converted
to Judaism. She believes her
marriage deserves a sym-
pathetic understanding,
something born-Jews often
withhold from more typical
mixed marriages.
Sharon Haber, a data
systems analyst in Huntington
Beach, Calif., described her
journey to acceptance of
Judaism, beginning at age 16,
and the impact of that journey
on herself and her family in an
article in a recent issue of
She pointed out that her
marriage had been nominally
Christian until she converted,
totally unlike the pattern
which concerns Jewish com-
munal leaders in which a
Jew, usually a male, marries a
non-Jew who does not convert.
The Haber-style mixed mar-
riage is rare but it does hap-
pen. Rabbi Joseph Glaser, ex-
ecutive vice president of the
Central Conference of
American Rabbis (CCAR), told
the JTA that some Reform
rabbis have told the CCAR
about requests to officiate at
weddings of prospective con-
verts "and we discourage"
the idea.
Haber agreed that it was ap-
propriate for a rabbi, or even a
rabbinical court, to question
how real the opportunity was
for home celebration of
Judaism in the prospective
convert's household. But, she
argued, that should not mean
that a non-Jew seeking conver-
sion whose sincerity had been
proven and who had
demonstrated satisfactorily
that he or she could fulfill the
obligations of a Jew, should be
denied acceptance solely on
the basis that a mixed mar-
riage would be created.
She began her account by
declaring that "the one ques-
tion I (along with every other
convert to Judaism) am asked
repeatedly is a simple one and
has no simple answer. It is
BBYO's Six Million Pennies
Project Entering Eighth Year
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization has selected the
new 1987-88 Chairpeople for
its Six Million Pennies Project,
now entering its eighth year.
Lauren Busch of Emet BBG
and Eric Moshe of Tzahal AZA
both in Plantation are now at
the helm and intend to spur
the drive forward.
BBYO's Six Million Pennies
Project was begun ip 1979 by
the BBYO's youth leaders as a
way to commemorate the lives
of the Six Million Jews who
perished in the Holocaust.
Those who created the project
found it difficult to com-
prehend the figure "six
million" and thus conceived of
a plan whereby sue million pen-
nies would be collected to help
them visualize its immensity.
Continuous efforts by both the
youth and the adult B'nai
B'rith and B'nai B'rith Women
groups have brought the total
collected to 1.6 million. But the
members have not been
discouraged. Said one
member, "Sure it's frustrating
but it forces you to think about
just how many individual lives
were actually lost during those
years." And instead of giving
up, they are more determined
than ever to bring the Project
closer to its eventual goal.
When completed, the
resulting $60,000 will be
allocated by the Gold Coast
Council youth to organizations
which work to preserve the
memory of the Holocaust and
contribute to Jewish survival.
If you or your organization
wish to become involved or
would simply like more infor-
mation about the Pennies Pro-
ject, please call the BBYO of-
fice at 581-0218 or 925-4135.
'Why?' That question is usually
followed closely by 'Is your
husband Jewish?' People are
surprised and confused when I
say he is not."
Haber's brief history of her
growing inability to accept
basic tenets of Christianity
and her expanding acquain-
tance with intellectually- and
morally-attractive Jews led
her to decide gradually that
what she wanted was a
spiritual home, "a place where
I could feel comfortable wor-
shipping the one God in which
I believed, a faith in which I
could raise my children with
conviction and a community of
which I could be a part."
Judaism, as she understood
it, seemed to fit that goal. But
during conversations with a
rabbi, she discussed the
unusual problems of how her
husband, Mike, would react to
her decision by which she
would change a nominally
Christian union into a mixed
marriage and to plan for con-
sistent Jewish practices in a
nominally non-Jewish home.
She recalled that she and
Mike "literally spent hours
about how our children would
be raised as Jewish (by this
time our son was on the way),
what I wanted our (Jewish)
observances to be as regards
to kashrut, Shabbat and the
holidays and festivals and how
this would affect Mute."
Mike began attending Sab-
bath services with her from
time to time. "We attended
the temple's second night
Seder and he came to the High
Holy Day services with me. He
became acquainted with the
rabbi and grew to highly
respect him. We discussed
having a bris for our son and
things such as temple
Could all this have happened
if Mike had equally strong
religious views? She
acknowledged that "one of the
reasons it has been so suc-
cessful for us is Mike's flex-
ibility in this area," which
stemmed from the fact that he
had not been raised "with any
religious training."
As in more typical mixed
marriages, religious holidays
presented difficulties,
specifically Christmas, in
which "the problems are not
between us but usually stem
from other friends and
"We do not celebrate the
holiday," she reported, "but
Mike does have a daughter by
a former marriage and we con-
tinue to send her gifts for her
holiday as we do the rest of our
Christian family members."
She added that "they, in
turn, give us gifts on
Chanukah." She said, "We
have agreed to not make
Chanukah a Jewish Christmas,
but rather to keep it in
perspective as the minor
Jewish holiday that it is."
Out of her experience, she
reported two firm conclusions.
One was that the rabbi should
be concerned about conversion
creating barriers between hus-
band and wife when one
spouse remains a non-Jew,
which apparently was not one
of her own difficulties.
The other was that rabbis, in
approaching such issues,
should encourage the
conversion-seeker to work out
any differences within the cou-
ple before conversion takes
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County^iday, October 28, 1987
American Journalist Charles Glass is an Arab Apologist
vBinnL-a \\a tin 11
American Jews should display
more than passing interest in the
case of Charles Glass, the
American journalist who was
reported kidnapped in Beirut last
May and turned up in July in
Damascus to describe how he had
escaped from his Shiite captors.
Glass, a former correspondent
in Lebanon for the ABC network,
had, according to his story,
returned to Beirut to gather
material for a book and was taken
prisoner when he crossed the
Green Line into Moslem-held
Beirut with the son of the
Lebanese Minister of Defense and
the latter's driver.
Glass has been described as a
"passionate partisan" of the Arab
cause. Some of his professional
colleagues have expressed doubts
about aspects of his description of
his capture, two months of in-
carceration and escape. They have
openly suggested that his jailers
had deliberately permitted him to
slip past them. His friends have
replied with strong denunciations
of Dan Rather, the CBS anchor-
man, and others who have openly
stated their belief that the Glass
caper was not exactly as the
newsman had described it in
numerous TV and press
The Syrian authorities claim
that it was their intervention that
resulted in instructions to Glass's
jailers from high Iranian sources
to permit his "escape." Official
Washington tends to believe that
the Syrians might have stage-
managed the newsman's libera-
tion as they may have done last
year in the case of Jeremy Levine,
the Cable News Network cor-
respondent. Levine either eluded
his jailers after a year in captivity
or was deliberately permitted by
them to break out of his prison.
The London daily. Independent,
argued that "the increasing
weight of evidence that his
(Glass's) dramatic escape was ac-
tually a carefully contrived way of
allowing him to go, without his
kidnappers appearing to give in to
pressure is a demonstration that
quiet diplomacy works." It said
"the Syrians astutely used the
World Conference of
Twin Cities March
13-20 in Israel
The World Conference of Twin
Cities and Municipal Institutions
will be held March 13-20, 1988 in
Residents of North Broward
should take special note because
the City of Sunrise is a sister city
to Yavne in Israel.
According to Ambassador
Rahamin Timor, Consul General,
the goal of the sister city program
is to promote bonds between cities
in Florida and their counterparts
in Israel and also create new rela-
tions between the people of the
two cities.
The conference is planned for
mayors, councillors, senior
municipal officials and workers,
voluntary organizations, local
government department heads
and many other groups.
For information contact the
Consul General's office in Miami.
seizure of Mr. Glass to pursue
their two political aims: to avoid
confrontation with Iran in
Lebanon and to get back on
reasonable terms with the West."
Other press reports quoted
Washington sources for the infor- *
mation that Syria had been
negotiating with Teheran to
secure Glass's release. Regardless
of how Glass recovered his liberty,
Washington has been quick to ex-
press its gratitude for Syria's ef-
forts in the case. William M.
Eagleton Jr., the American am-
bassador who was withdrawn
from Damascus last year after the
Syrian Government was shown to
be directly involved in the attempt
to destroy an El Al Israel airliner
at London's Heathrow Airport, is
being returned to his post
another step, according to The
London Times, towards Syria's
rehabilitation in the West.
The Glass affair has provided
another chance to show President
Hafez al-Assad that the Reagan
Administration is almost
desperately eager to establish
close ties with his regime. Am-
bassador Vernon Walters, the
chief U.S. representative at the
UN, who visited Assad recently in
a move to better relations,
telephoned his thanks to the
Syrian dictator for his assistance
in securing the release of the cor-
respondent. Secretary of State
George Shultz has written to
Assad along similar lines.
What makes the Glass affair of
special concern to American Jews
is that Glass, according to The
New Republic, "was not an un-
biased or objective reporter. Glass
was a passionate partisan of what
he thought to be the Arab cause,
allocating his ardors among warr-
ing factions he wished were one.
There were not only the dex-
terously skewed dispatches on
television," the journal reported,
"but also, somewhat out of
American view, more obviously
anti-Jewish screeds in the Spec-
tator of London.
"In ABC anchorman Peter Jen-
nings's report the night of the kid-
napping, he noted Glass's concern
for what he euphemistically called
the 'disenfranchised.' This, the
publication explained, "was
perhaps a signal to Glass's captors
that they had done a disservice to
themselves by holding hostage so
important an Arab sympathizer in
the American media."
Glass, according to The New
Republic, "may have felt that he
was somehow exempt from
Lebanese furies. In this he was
wrong. But still there has been a
remarkable effort, since his cap- .
ture, to get him out. Not since the
Syrians cajoled and threatened to
secure the release of three kidnap
ped Soviet personnel (a fourth had
been killed) has Damascus ex-
pended so much capital in an at-
tempt to get a hostage freed. It is
worth noting that Syria has tried
to exercise exactly zero leverage
in other equally tragic kidnapp-
ings of men whose fate is by now
virtually forgotten."
Charles Moore, editor of the
Spectator, a conservative political
weekly, took umbrage and scolded
The New Republic editors whom
he accused of behaving "contemp-
tibly" by making untrue accusa
tions at a time when Glass could
not answer them. "Why did you
write such a note in the first
place?" he asked. "What good
could it possibly serve?"
Well, Mr. Moore, it can serve
the cause of truth and that is all to
the good. Charles Glass has been
getting a lot of TV exposure, par-
ticularly on the ABC TV network,
including an entire Ted Koppel
Nightline program, and in coming
weeks he will be a sought-after at-
traction. If the traditional pattern
is followed, Glass will become a
big attraction on the lucrative lec-
ture circuit and Jewish organiza-
tions and synagogues are a very
profitable component of that
It is just as well, therefore, that
the public and the Jewish
organization officials who book
lecturers know that what Charles
Glass will pass on about the tragic
situation in Lebanon or the Middle
East generally, is not necessarily
objective. He is a man with a
cause to serve.
There is a peculiar aspect to the
taking of hostages in Lebanon by
Shiite terrorists. Most of the
Americans kidnapped not al) -
have been men with strong pro-
Arab sympathies who have made
missionary or educational activity
among the Arabs their life's work.
They were ardent advocates of
the Arab cause even before their
Editor's' Note: Victor M.
Bienstock, former editor of the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, pass-
ed away Aug. t8. This was his
final column.
israr at forty

Friday, October 28, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Adin Steinsaltz Writes Guide for the Newly Observant
Teshuva; A Guide For The New-
ly Observant. Adin Steinsaltz;
edited and translated by Michael
Swirsky. The Free Press, 866
Third Avenue, New York, N.Y.
10022. 1987. 192 pages. $19.95.
Reviewed by Michael Levin
Adin Steinsaltz is one of the
seven wonders of the modern
Jeiwsh world. Raised in a secular
Jewish environment, he adopted
Orthodoxy, gained rabbinical or-
dination, and not only mastered
the Talmud but translated it into
modern Hebrew an accomplish-
ment, beyond doubt, that ranks
with the greatest feats of Jewish
scholarship. Among his other
Book Review
works are The Esential Talmud,
which remains the most lucid,
readable one-volume introduction
to Judaism's legal code, and The
Thirteen-Petalled Rose and Beg-
gars and Prayers, which offer ap-
proaches to Jewish mysticism and
Hasidic thought. Small wonder
that Newsweek once every thou-
sand years.
In his latest book, Teshuva: A
Guide For The Newly Observant,
Rabbi Steinsaltz turns his atten-
tion to that group of Jews who can
High Blood Pressure .
The Hidden niness
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One in five adults is affected by
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for high blood pressure (hyperten-
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medical supervision says Dr. Den-
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Blood pressure is the amount of
force required to circulate the
blood through the body. Pressure
is measured at two levels dur-
ing heart contraction (systolic)
and heart relaxation (diastolic).
The average systolic over diastolic
pressure is 120/80 millimeters of
mercury. When diastolic pressure
exceeds 90 it is known as high
blood pressure.
High blood pressure creates an
extra burden on the heart and
blood vessels. When blood vessels
weaken in the brain they may
burst, causing a stroke and
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Blood vessel damage in the
kidneys causes kidney failure
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heart causes it to enlarge and the
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A common myth about
hypertension is that people with
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have found several links to high
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People aged 30 to 40 develop
high blood pressure and it
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High levels of salt, fat, or
alcohol intake increase risks
A person with a family
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more likely to be affected by the
-The use of oral contracep-
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m women
The disease occurs twice as
often in blacks as in whites
There are many steps that can
be taken to lower or control high
blood pressure:
Reduce consumption of pro-
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high salt contents
Eliminate adding table salt to
Eat foods that are low in fat
which help decrease cholesterol
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Reduce if overweight because
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Use doctor recommended
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proudly number him among their
ranks Jews who have chosen to
become Orthodox Uncounted
thousands of Jews since the 1967
War have adopted Orthodox as a
way of life. The newly Orthodox
keep the Sabbath, the laws of
kashrut, and all the rest of the
rules and customs dictated by
halakha (Jewish law). They find in
Orthodoxy a level of meaning and
beauty that they did not find in
their secular existences. Many of
the newcomers, though, discover
that the path to Orthodoxy is
strewn with conflicts, difficulties,
and self-doubt. Teshuva addresses
itself to such problems.
The book is not a study of the
baal teshuvas (newcomer to Or-
thodox) movement, like Janet
Aviad's Return to Judaism. Nor is
it an argument for becoming Or-
thodox, or a personal account by
one who did. Teshuva is a hand-
book for Jews embracing or con-
templating the embrace of Or-
thodoxy. It is thorough, detailed,
sensitive, and full of practical ad-
vice. It speaks to the needs and
fears of the newly Orthodox as
well as any book on the subject.
Reading Teshuva is the next best
thing to a Sabbath dinner with
Rabbi Steinsaltz himself.
The author describes teshuva as
"spiritual re-awakening." Jews
who experience such a re-
awakening and who wish to chan-
nel their spiritually into tradi-
tional modes of worship and
Jewish living find themselves con-
fronted with a bewildering array
of laws and customs. Rabbi Stein-
saltz, echoing the Talmud, urges
newcomers to Orthodoxy to find a
teacher to rely upon, to work hard
to find an appropriate Jewish
community, to gain enough
familiarity with Bible and Talmud
so as to make their own decisions
about Jewish law, and to take a
"spiritual respite" when the road
becomes too hard. Above all "one
must learn to smile." A sense of
proportion, he counsels, is
Newly observant Jews must ad-
just both to living in the Orthodox
world and to changing relation-
ships with their family and non-
observant friends. Rabbi Stein-
saltz's treatment of these two
issues in particular is superb. The
book is not without shortcomings,
though. He writes that "One do-
ing teshuva need not leave his per-
sonality behind," but the Or-
thodoxy that he advocates re-
quires vast changes in behavior,
dress, even the ways one
decorates one's home. Moreover,
not every ball teshuva or Or-
thodox thinker accepts Rabbi
Steinsaltz's halakhic categoriza-
tion of newly Orthodox Jews as
the equivalent of "infants raised
among Gentiles."
Finally, the translation of
Teshuva from the original Hebrew
suffers from over-literalness,
especially with regard to discus-
sions of Jewish law, and it occa-
sionally renders Steinsaltz's
message lifeless and unintelligi-
ble. Overall, though, Teshuva suc-
ceeds as a guide for the perplexed
of our generation, and no baal
teshuva's library should be
without it.
Michael Levin wrote Journey to
Tradition: The Odyssey of a
Born Again Jew (Ktav). Simon
and Schuster will publish his first
novel in November.


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Shaare Zedek Medical Center Featured
The Impossible Spy Production Highlights
Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek
Medical Center will be
featured during Israel Week,
Oct. 25-31, in Bloomingdale's
store at Town Center in Boca
Raton. Israel Week is part of
Bloomingdale's nationwide
Mediterranean Odyssey, a
seven-week promotion
saluting France, Greece,
Israel, Italy, Morocco, Spain
and Turkey.
The store will mark Israel
week with an exhibit showing
contemporary art and the
cultural links between the Ho-
ly Land's past and future. Part
of the display will be pieces
from the Shaar Collection of
Judaica, a group of contem-
porary works of art assembled
by supporters of Shaare Zedek
Hospital, visitors will also see
a video and pictures of the
modern medical center and its
colorful hundred-year past.
Mr. and Mrs. Yale Garber
and Mr. and Mrs. Nat Dubin-
sky of Tamarac, co-chairmen
of the Woodlands Chapter of
the American Committee for
Shaare Zedek Hospital in
Jerusalem, will be on hand in
Bloomingdale's during Israel
Week to welcome friends and
neighbors to the store's unique
Mediterranean Odyssey. Both
Dubinsky and Garber are
members of the International
Board of Governors of the
Local BBYO Chapters Win International Honors
Several chapters of the Gold
Coast Council recently won
top honors at the B'nai B'rith
Youth Organization's Interna-
tional Convention.
Melech AZA No. 1908 and
Tzahal AZA No. 2309, both of
Plantation, and L'Chaim AZA
No. 2370 of Boca Raton were
awarded the Henry Monsky
All-Around Chapter Award,
named in memory of the man
who served as President of the
B'nai B'rith from 1938-1947.
Winners of the B'nai B'rith
Girls' Miriam Albert Award in-
Rick Burke
To Manage
Don Rose, Managing Direc-
tor of FantasyWorld Club
Villas, has announced the ap-
pointment of Richard Burke as
General Manager of the resort.
His responsibilities extend to
the operation of all guest
related services.
Burke has been associated
with the hotel industry for the
past 17 years. His career
began at the Washington, D.C.
Hilton Hotel where he worked
his way up from room clerk to
sales manager. In recent
years, Burke has held key
management positions with
quality properties such as
Hyatt, Marriott, and Grenelefe
James Allen (Lenny)
Gray.Jr. has also been engag-
ed as tennis professional for
the resort. Formerly on the
pro tournament circuit, Gray
has devoted the last 19 years
to serving as a teaching pro-
fessional. Gray will provide
lessons to guests as well as ar-
range tournaments on Fan-
tasyWorld's seven lighted ten-
nis courts.
FantasyWorld Club Villas is
a family swim and tennis
resort, only five minutes from
Walt Disney World. It offers
282 two-bedroom, two-bath
townhouses for nightly rental.
The resort is one of the first in
Florida to have added a video
cassette player in each unit. A
large selection of family shows
and current hits are available
"around the clock" from the
automated credit card
operated dispensing machine
in the hotel's lobby.
eluded B'racha BBG No. 2354 2362 of Boca Raton and
and Emet BBG No. 1818 of Nesichot BBG No. 2322 of
Plantation, Halev BBG No. Hollywood.
Applications Being Accepted for
UJA Summer Youth Program
John Shea, who won acclaim
for his performance in the fact-
based film "Missing," stars as
Elie Cohen in the new HBO
location in Israel, the suspense
drama co-stars Eli Wallach
("Tough Guys") and debutes
SATURDAY, NOV. 28 (8-9:30
p.m. ET).
Spies have been often
glamorized as romantic, James
Bond jet-setters, visiting ex-
otic locales for impossible
assignments. The true stories,
however, often remain under-,
cover, since the nature of the
business requires a low profile.
Occasionally one spy over-
comes impossible odds and
emerges a hero such a man
was Elie Cohen, a real-life
Israeli spy who cracked the
highest levels of the Syrian
Cohen was an Egyptian-born
Jew, content to be an accoun-
tant, until he was contacted in
1959 by Mossad, Israel's
secret intelligence agency.
Recruited to become a spy in
Damascus, he spent four years
infiltrating and rising through
the Syrian political establish-
ment. Exposed and executed
in May 1965, his spirit lives on:
Israel's Six Day War victory
on the Golan Heights in 1967
was due in part to information
Cohen provided. To this day,
Israel seeks the return of his
body from Syria.
Applications are now being ac-
cepted for Lehava III, a summer
(July 11-31, 1988) program
designed to enhance and
strengthen relations between
Israeli and Diaspora youth, spon-
sored by the American Jewish
Forum in consultation with the
Israeli Forum and the Jewish
Agency under the auspices of the
United Jewish Appeal. Lehava is
an example of the UJA's ongoing
commitment to building relation-
ships between American and
Israeli Jews.
Lehava is a three-week program
for 100 American and 100 Israeli
young people. They get to know
each other while traveling
together throughout Israel. Ap-
plicants for the program go
through a formal screening pro-
cess and must have been to Israel
before. Applicants must also have
finished 10th, 11th or 12th grade
by next June.
Lehava, which means "flame"
in Hebrew and is an acronym of
' L S h a n a H a b a a h
B 'Yerushalayim Ha 'Bnuyah,''
will take place July 11-31, 1988.
The cost is $1,600 per person
which includes air fare,
room/board, conference and tour-
ing expenses. Based on last year's
success an early sellout is ex-
pected and those interested are
urged to submit applications ear-
ly. Applications and further infor-
mation may be obtained from
Young Leadership Cabinet, UJA,
99 Park Avenue, New York, NY
10016, (212) 818-9100.
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Friday, October 23, 19o7/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Israel's Economy On Verge Of New Growth
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel's economy, stagnant for
years appears to be on the verge of a new period of
growth. But it faces severe difficulties, indicated by figures
released this week by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
During the first nine months of 1987, Israel paid some
$8.25 billion for imported goods $1.5 billion more than in
the same period of 1986. The level of imports this year has
been higher than in any year from 1980-85. The highest rise
was in the import of consumer products, up 36 percent over
last year.
The Bank of Israel announced that the foreign debt now
stands at $25.7 billion, an increase of $693 million.
Theoretically, every Israeli owes more than $5,000 in
foreign debt.
Economists attributed the increase of the foreign debt to
the rise in private loans taken overseas and the weakening
of the U.S. dollar against European and Japanese curren-
cies. The Israeli Shekel is geared to the dollar.
Orange Blossom Manor
Stresses Kosher Meals
Orange Blossom Manor, a
new Adult Congregate Living
Facility in Pembroke Park, has
two kitchens where Glatt
Kosher meals are prepared
under the supervision of a
Orange Blossom, which
opened May 1 with a capacity
of 144 residents, also has a
shul on its premises, said facili-
ty administrator Morris
The facility is called Orange
Blossom because it was built
on a site that was formerly
orange groves. Today, the pro-
perty is surrounded by a park.
Morris Hyman
Owners Alex Webster and
Adolph Weiss, Chicago
businessmen, picked the Pem-
broke Park site because of its
close proximity to the Dade-
Broward County line, and its
closeness to a park, hospital
and 1-95.
Hyman, 51, has been a resi-
dent of Florida for 17 years,
and has a background in ad-
ministration and phar-
maceutical science. He lives in
Miramar with his wife Bernice
and three children.
Orange Blossom has a swim-
ming pool, jacuzi, physical
therapy department, nursing
supervision, 24-hour physician
on call, a beauty/barber shop,
shuffleboard courts, and an ac-
tivities department which
bustles with activity from
bingo to arts and crafts to
shopping trips and picnics.
Hyman says that Orange
Blossom, now one-third filled
expects full occupancy next
Orange Blossom is located at
3535 SW 52nd Ave., Pem-
broke Park.
NEW YORK Foreiffn Minister Shimon
Peres of Israel told the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish
Organizations last week that the time was ripe
for an international peace conference as a way
of bringing about direct negotiations between
Israel and Jordan. Speaking to more than 100
leaders of national Jewish organizations,
Peres reported on his meetings with the
foreign ministers of the Soviet Union and
China and with Secretary of State Shultz.
Seated, left, Morris B. Abram, chairman of
the Conference; Moshe Arad, Israel's am-
bassador to the U.S.; and Moshe Yegar,
Israel'8 consul-general in New York. Photo:
Isaac Berez
Israeli Teen Cancer Center At Behest Of Boca Raton Gift
center devoted solely to the
treatment of cancer in
adolescents the first of its
kind in Israel and one of only
six in the world will open
this month in the Moshe
Sharett Institute of Oncology
here because of the generosity
of two Boca Raton residents.
The Adolescent Cancer
Center which, like the In-
stitute, is a part of the
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center at Ein Karem
will provide special
diagnostic and treatment
faculties for young people
stricken by the disease during
the critical transition from
childhood and adulthood, ac-
cording to Dr. Nili Ramu, who
will head the new facility.
The Adolescent Cancer
Center is being established
with a $100,000 gift from Drs.
Larry and Anna Gould of Boca
Raton, Florida, who establish-
ed the Camp Sunshine pro-
gram for youngsters with
cancer at Lake Sebago, Maine.
"Cancer is devastating at
any age, but it poses unique
problems for both the doctor
and the patient in
adolescence," Dr. Ramu said.
"It is a period of tremendous
growth and hormonal changes
and crucial psychological
development. The physical and
emotional impact of the
disease at this age is a very dif-
ficult challenge for everyone
patient, doctor and family."
Ramu explained that ad-
vanced treatment techniques
result in a cure in about 50 per-
cent of adolescent cancer
cases, but that often treatment
itself can trigger emotional
and physical trauma. Medical-
ly, cancer patients are con-
sidered cured when there has
been no recurrence of the
disease after five years from
their initial treatment.
"Today we are making great
efforts to achieve curative
rather than just palliative
results with adolescents," Dr.
Ramu said. "But more ag-
gressive treatment can in-
crease the risk of short- and
long-term complications such
as sterility, heart problems
and even secondary
She added that the new
Adolescent Cancer Center will
use a range of newly-
developed technology to
reduce such risks as much as
possible, including massive in-
traoperative radiation therapy
and radioactive implants in
tumors. Both procedures
reduce exposure of healthy
tissues to radiation.
The Center will include out-
patient clinics and
chemotherapy units for
adolescents as well as inpa-
tient wards to youngsters re-
quiring longer hospital stays.
The facility also will provide
group and individual therapy
for patients and their families,
support groups and related
"A youngster's whole world
collapses around him when he
learns that he has cancer," Dr.
Leah Baider, the Center's
psychologist, said. "We want
to create a very special place
where young people, their
parents and their brothers and
sisters can get help in dealing
with the illness and its impact
on them all."
The Cult of the Interview
Syrian President Hafez Assad
periodically agrees to an inter-
view with representatives of the
American press. Ordinary
reporters are tolerated; media
moguls preferred.
So it was that Assad sat for a
two-hour session with Katherine
Graham, Chairman of the
Washington Post Co., two
' reporters from the Post and one
from Newsweek. Their conversa-
1 tion ran as a page-one story next
day in the Sunday, Sept. 20 Post.
The Syrian dictator did offer a
tidbit or two: He confirmed the
widely reported April meeting
between himself and archenemy
Saddam Hussein of Iraq; he em-
phasized that "he had no intention
of reducing Syria's political sup-
port for Iran"; and, in "restrained
phrases" he welcomed the return
of U.S. Ambassador William
Eagleton, (Eagleton was
withdrawn after last year's con-
vinction in Great Britain of a
Syrian-backet terrorist for trying
to bomb an El Al plane carrying
more than 200 Americans.)
Hardly front-page material
the accompanying picture was the
same file photo used to illustrate
last year's Sunday Post page-one
Assad story, which ran on May 18.
Then, instead of Graham, Ex-
ecutive Editor Benjamin Bradlee
headed the interview team. The
Syrian leader granted a similar
audience to a Time magazine
crew, led by then Editor-in-Chief
Henry Grunwald last October.
Judging from the published ac-
counts, Assad does not seem to
have been pressed U.S. news
conference-style in any of these
sessions. For example, in his
latest outing, Assad "insisted that
Soviet shifts (diplomatic gestures
toward Israel would not affect
Syria's declared objective of ob-
taining 'strategic parity,' or mat-
ching Israel militarily, a goal that
now appears increasingly distant
to trained observers here."
But what the Syrian leader real-
ly means by "strategic parity" is
the capability of going to war
against Israel unassisted by other
Arab states. And, whatever the
desire of Jordan and non-PLO
Palestinian Arabs to reach a set-
tlement with Israel may be, as
former U.S. Ambassador to Israel
Samuel Lewis recently said, those
desires can hardly be reconciled
with Syria's. In fact, Syria's
burgeoning Soviet-supplied
military (the standing army ex-
panded from less than 300,000 to
approximately 500,000 in the four
years after 1982) intimidates
neighboring Arab states in addi-
tion to threatening Israel.
Assad also told his latest Post
visitors, apparently with a
straight face, that next year's
presidential elections in Lebanon
would be a symbol of that
fragmented country's continuing
national identity. He was not
questioned about Damascus' view
that Lebanon (along with Jordan
and Israel) really should be part of
greater Syria. No one inquired as
to when the 30,000 Syrian troops
occupying most of Lebanon might
actually fulfill their decade-old
"peacekeeping job" and get out.
Although the story referred to
Assad's closing of the Abu Nidal
office in Damascus, there was no
mention of possible continuation
of Abu Nidal facilities in the
Syrian-controlled Bekaa Valley in
Lebanon, let alone the Syrian sup-
port for numerous other terrorist
Interviews like these are
political equivalents of chats wiht
the rich and famous. They give the
armed and dangerous in this
case the pragmatic and ruthless
Hafez Assad a free press.
(Near East Report)
Albert Vorspan Moshe Arad
Ton Dine
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations will hold its 59th
biennial general assembly in Chicago October 29-November S. The
UAHC's Eisendrath Award will be presented to Albert Vorspan,
senior vice president, for his leadership of UAHC social action
programs. Speakers will include Israel's ambassador to the U.S.,
Moshe Arad; Tom Dine, executive director ofAIPAC and A rthur
Hartman, recently-retired US. envoy to the Soviet Union.

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There will be a Delray Com-
munity Rabbinic Forum,
featuring four Delray pulpit
rabbis, on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at
7:30 p.m. at Temple Emeth.
The forum, entitled "Informa-
tion About Jews and
Judaism," was plannend by
the program committee of
Jacob Lodge 3246 of B'nai
Featured will be Rabbi
Elliot J. Winograd, Conser-
vative, speaking about Who Is
A Jew Who Speaks For
Whom?; Rabbi Louis L. Sacks,
Orthodox, talking on the sub-
ject of "Synagogue Awareness
Role of Synagogue In-
fluence in American Jewish
Life; Rabbi Pinchas Aloof,
Conservative, speaking on Bio-
Ethics, Halachic View
Judaic Ethics For Social Issue
of Current Interest; and Rabbi
Samuel Silver, Reform, ad-
dressing the issue of Our Com-
mon Heritage, The Influence
of Jewish Humor.
Bob Barnett is Jacob Lodge
3246, B'nai B'rith president.
The lodge will also sponsor a
press conference, reception
and guided tour of .the new
Temple Emeth Administrative
and Cultural Center prior to
the forum, at 6:30 p.m.
The Boca Raton Chapter of
B'nai B'rith Women has
donated $1,000 to the Florida
Atlantic University Founda-
tion, to be awarded to an FAU
student who is a woman of
Jewish faith, to provide her
with period of study at a
university of her choice in
Applications should include
information about the institu-
tion and the program of study
contemplated for Israel and
how it will benefit the degree
program the student is pursu-
ing at FAU, and can be obtain-
ed at FAU's Students Finan-
cial Aid Office, Room 223, Stu-
dent Services Building. Com-
pleted applications should be
receied by April 15 to permit
processing and review prior to
the start of summer terms.
For details call 393-3530.
B'nai B'rith Women's
Chapter of Boca Raton will
hold a luncheon and card party
at "On Luck" Restaurant in
West Boca place on Glades
Road, West Boca, on Wednes-
day, Oct. 28. For reservations
or information call Roz,
482-2424 or Marilyn, 482-8335.
For duplicate bridge call Irene,
The B'nai B'rith Women,
Rath Chapter will hold a
regular meeting Monday, Nov.
2 at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach at
12:30 p.m. when Jack Smith
from the Morikami Museum
will be guest speaker, address-
ing the topic of Jewish life in
Japan among other issues.
Refreshments will be served.
For information call Sylvia,
499-8136 or Bobbie 495-1684.
What is an American grand-
mom doing in the Israeli Ar-
my? Find out at the next
meeting of Kinneret Chapter
of Na'amat on Monday, Oct.
26, at noon at the Palm Greens
Clubhouse in Delray Beach,
when Belle Mazlov will speak
of her experience as a
volunteer in Israel. Meeting
will begin with mini-luncheon.
Na'amat USA, Shoshonna
Club of Delray Villas, will
hold a general meeting Mon-
day, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the
club house of Delray Villas,
located on Circular Drive,
Delray Beach. A mini-
breakfast wil be served.
Mary Baykan, Head
Librarian of the Palm Beach
County Library System, will
be present to discuss what our
libraries have to offer. For fur-
ther information call Marilyn
Quinter at 499-0075.
Women's American ORT
will be taking a trip to Viscaya,
Coconut Grove and Coral
Gables. Bus leaves 9:30 a.m.
Call Florence, 487-3920, for
Women's American ORT
will hold its 29th Biennial Na-
tional Convention Sunday,
Oct. 18 through Wednesday,
Oct. 21 at the Hyatt Regency
in Chicago, when more than
1,200 Women's American
ORT leaders from all over the
United States will review cur-
rent programs and policy,
elect officers, and work on new
program proposals.
The convention will serve as
a forum where national leaders
exchange information and are
briefed on recent overseas
developments by international
representatives of the World
ORT Union.
This year delegates will also
have the opportunity to meet
with ORT students from
Israel, France, Latin America,
and the United States.
The organization, which has
145,000 members nationwide,
will feature Ephraim Katzir,
former president of the State
of Israel and current president
of the World ORT Union as
special guest speaker at the
opening banquet of the
Other guests and speakers
for the convention include
Richard Goldstone, Judge of
the Supreme Court of South
Africa and Honorary Life
President of ORT South
Africa; Ambassador Zvi
Brosh, Consul General of
Israel for the Midwest; Joseph
Harmatz, director general of
the World ORT Union; and
Parvine Motamed, director of
U.S. operations for the World
ORT Union.
The convention officially
launches Women's American
ORT's celebration of its 60th
anniversary. One of the oldest
Jewish women's volunteer
organizations in the country,
Women's American ORT was
founded in 1927 by a small
group of women in Brooklyn.
Their intention was to help
support the program of voca-
tional and technical training
begun in Czarist Russia, to
qualify Jews for professions
from which they had tradi-
tionally been excluded.
Today, ORT comprises more
than 800 schools in 34 coun-
tries, and Women's American
ORT is the largest of its
membership organizations.
In addition to its original
undertaking, Women's
American ORT has evolved a
strong domestic program, ex-
panding the scope of its ac-
tivities to take on community
issues and social welfare con-
cerns. American students are
now offered programs through
the Bramson ORT Technical
Institute in New York, the Los
Angeles ORT Technical In-
stitute, and programs at the
Jewish High School of South
Ruth Taffel, of Manhasset,
N.Y., is 29th Biennial National
Convention chairman, Marcy
Marks, of Bryn Mawr, Penn,,
is co-chairman and Rhoda Oif,
of Skokie, 111., is the local ar-
rangement chairman.
The Women's League for
Israel, Mitzvah Chapter will
go on the Viking Princess for a
full day of fun on the water
with a stop at Freeport on
Nov. 5.
Mark Dec. 13 at the
Newport Hotel for dinner and
a show.
Amy Christopoulos
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Katherine Anne Feinberg
Stacey Michelle Greenbaum
Bat Mitzvah
On Saturday, October 10,
Amy Christopoulos, daughter
of Susan and Milton
Christopoulos, was called to
the Torah of Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton as a Bat
As on ongoing Temple pro-
ject, she was "Twinned" with
Elisavetta Kelbert of the
Soviet Union.
Amy is a 7th grade student
at Boca Raton Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School. Family
members who shared in the -
Simcha included sister Sondra
and grandmother Sylvia
Brown of Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopoulos
hosted a kiddush in Amy's
honor following the Shabbat
morning service.
On Saturday, October 24,
Katherine Anne Feinberg,
daughter of Nancy-Jo and
AJan Lee Feinberg, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bat
Katherine is a 7th grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are her sister
Kimberly and brother Alan
Jr., and grandparents Cynthia
and Emanuel Katz and Eda
and Harold Feinberg of Buf-
falo, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Feinberg will
host a Kiddush in Katherine's
honor following Havdalah
On Saturday, October 24,
Stacey Michelle Greenbaum,
daughter of Fanny and Cliff
Greenbaum, will be called to
the Torah of Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton as a Bat
As an ongoing Temple pro-
ject she will be "Twinning"
with Marsha Rakova of the
Soviet Union.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are her brother,
Adam, and grandparents, Eric
and Helen Goldman of North
Miami Beach and Adolph and
Jeanette Greenbaum of
Mr. and Mrs. Grfeenbaum
will host a kiddush in Stacey's
honor following Shabbat Mor-
ning Service.
Heather Anne Siegel,
daughter of Joan and Jay.
Siegel will become a Bat Mitz-
vah on Saturday morning,
November 7, at Congregation
B'nai Israel in Boca Raton.
Heather will read portions of
the Sabbath morning service
in addition to leading con-
gregational study of the week-
ly Torah portion Vayera
(Genesis 18-22).
Heather attend St. Andrews
School, studies and plays the
piano and is on the swimming
and basketball teams.
In addition to her brothers,
Spencer and Mark, special
guests on this occasion will in-
clude grandparents Mae and
Paul Siegel of Boca Raton and
New York City and grand-
mother, Betty Winston of New
Israel Contributes to Global
Battle Against AIDS
The program is the brainchild of
a 26-year-old student who has
completed neither his medical
degree nor his Masters of Public
Health. Yet his ideas about
teaching children in 6th grade and
up about AIDS has been approved
by Israel's Education Ministry for
use in every Israeli school. hail-
ed by the World Union of Health
Education requested by 35
European governments for fur-
ther study .. and may be official-
ly adopted by the World Health
Preparing an AIDS
teaching program
The young man whose program
has attracted so much attention is
Inon Schenker, a student at the
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Faculty of Medicine and
Hadassah-Hebrew University
School of Public and Community
"Israel, happily, has no signifi-
cant AIDS problem as yet," he
says. "Nor, with our 40 recorded
cases, are we likely to make any
major breakthrough in the
epidemiology or virology of the
disease. But in education, at least,
we have a chance to contribute."
For the past three years,
Schenker has volunteered as a
school health educator under the
'Perach Big Brother' project, one
of 45 Hadassah students who take
part. He began preparing his
AIDS teaching program in
response to questions he en-
countered in the classroom.
"Most kids have heard of AIDS
by now and know that it's
something very threatening,"
says Schenker. "I began putting
the course together in an attempt
to answer questions and clear up
He sent his first draft to 26
Israeli experts physicians,
pediatricians, psychologists,
psychiatrists, biologists, heads of
university, schools of education,
educators and parents of teenage
children. Their suggestions were
incorporated. There have been
few initiatives in building
children's AIDS education pro-
grams, says Schenker, but "our
program is different from those
that do exist because of its focus.
We examine AIDS primarily as a
disease which attacks the immune
system, rather than concentrating
on its sexual transmission.
Strategic Meet Postponed
TEL AVIV (JTA) The biannual meeting on strategic
cooperation between Israel and the U.S. which was to have
begun last week in Washington has been postponed
because of a family tragedy. David Ivri, Director General of
the Israel Defense Ministry, was in Washington Monday
when he learned of the death of his son, Air Force Capt. Gil
Ivri, 27, in the crash of his F-16 fighter bomber during a
training exercise. The strategic talks will be held at a later

Synagogue cAWs
Friday, October 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Noah The Weekly
Torah Portion
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Noah The Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
Saturday October 24, at 8:30
a.m. Kiddush will follow
The Se'udat Shl'isht with the
Rabbi's D'var Torah in yiddish
will be celebrated in conjunc-
tion with the Sabbath Twilight
Minyon Services.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.,
preceeding the daily Morning
Minyon Services and at 5 p.m.,
in conjunction with the daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacob and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairmen of the
Membership Committee. For
further information call
Lech Lecha The Weekly
Torah Portion
On Saturday, Oct. 31, Rabbi
Dr. Louis L. Sacks will preach
the Sermon on the theme
"Lech Lecha The Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service at
8:30 a.m.
As A Ray Of Sunshine
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "As A Ray Of Sun-
shine" at the Sabbath Morning
Service on Saturday, Nov. 7,
at 8:30 a.m.
The Sisterhood of Con-
gregation Anshei Emuna is
going on a Kosher Cruise on
the "Discovery I" Thursday,
Oct. 29, leaving the synagogue
at 7:30 a.m. by bus for Port
Everglades. An early buffet
breakfast on board ship will be
followed by a full day of loung-
ing, swimming, capped with an
early buffet dinner. The cost
for the full day is $59, please
call Harriet Herskowitz for
reservations at 498-7561.
The Sisterhood will hold a
meeting at the congregation
Tuesday, Nov. 3 at noon. A col-
lation will be served before the
meeting. Guests will be Ruth
Cohen and Company, perform-
ing humorous Jewish skits.
Sisterhood of Temple An-
shei Shalom, Delray Beach, is
sponsoring a bus trip to
Bayside Monday, Oct. 26. The
bus will leave from the temple
at 10 a.m. and return from
Bayside at 3 p.m.
Cost is $8, lunch is not in-
cluded. For more information
and reservations call Irma
Lissauer at 499-1198.
On Dec. 6, the Sisterhood is
planning a Theater Party in
the Royal Palm Dinner
Theater. The show is $28 all
inclusive. For more informa-
tion call Ann Nussbaum,
by Deb Shockley, RNC, nurse
and educator.
All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Please call Bea Heitner, pro-
gram chairman, 498-0675, for
auditorium to seat 500 people
for shows, programs and
movies, and a combination
library and chapel.
Members of the Planning
Committee for the proposed
residence are; Ben Kessler, Ir-
,*u32*2E22 MESftJBfirjiS Consulate General of Israel...
will take place in the temple on __ ni- Aar r*_ rwd t
Monday, Nov. 16 at 9:30Pa.m. J^f^ Co
The Sisterhood will have a
Bake and Crafts Sale in the
Oriole Shopping Center Thurs-
day, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. For more information call
Sisterhood of Temple Sinai,
Delray Beach is planning an
exciting 3-day, 2-night
weekend at the Newport Hotel
in Miami Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
Cost is $109 per person, double
occupancy, which includes 2
full breakfasts, 2 dinners and
entertainment nightly. For in-
formation call Rose Jackler,
Dedication of the Stained
Glass Windows, donated by
Milton and Bernice
Weisenberg and Mollie Sher-
win will take place at Temple
Sinai's Shabbat Services on
Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.
The Sisterhood of Temple
Beth El is sponsoring a
Dessert, Card and Game Party
on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 12:30
p.m. to benefit the YES Fund,
which aids youth activities of
the National Federation of
Temple Youths, students of
the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion,
and development of the
Sisterhood program. For
reservations please call Mar-
jorie Kremer, 737-6066 or
Lillian Wechsler, 498-1811.
Bring cards and games.
The Festivals of Sukkot and
Simchas Torah have come and
gone, and 300 children of the
Religious School of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton, were
the recipients of the holiday
goodies which its Sisterhood
provided for both Festival
Sisterhood's Decorating
Committee also decorated the
inside Sukkah, which was
displayed on the Bima in the
Sisterhood of Temple Beth
Shalom of Century Village
West, will have their next
regular meeting on Monday,
Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
The next monthly card-
luncheon will be Nov. 2 at
noon. $5 donation to be padi in
advance together with your
table reservations. Please call
Ann 483-1315 or Hilda
483-0424 for information.
Starting in November,
Canasta Tournament on
Thursdays. Call Vivian
487-7230 or Ethel 482-1359.
Bowling teams are forming,
please call Hilda 483-0424 for
Nov. 22-26 Mini-Week at the
Crown Hotel, Miami Beach.
For information, Evelyn
483-0770 or Flo-482-1892.
Harry Rappaport, District
Chairman of B'nai B'rith
Senior Citizens Housing,
Member of B'nai B'rith Inter-
national Senior Citizens Hous-
ing Committee and Cantor
David J. Leon, President of
Temple Emeth, jointly an-
nounce plans for a Senior
Citizens Housing Facility near
Temple Emeth, in Delray
A number of meetings have
been convened exploring the
feasibility of such a building to
house approximately 300
units. Discussions surrounding
the plans call for amenities
similar to hotel living including
Kosher meals, maid service,
linen service, transportation, a
full program of social activities
with a professional social
The facility's tentative plans
include a swimming pool,
social and card rooms, an
B'rith Senior Citizens Housing
Additional information is
available by calling the Temple
office at 498-3536.
If you are not affiliated with
another temple, please con-
sider Temple Sinai. For infor-
mation call 276-6161.
Temple Sinai's Shabbat ser-
vices will be held Friday, Oct.
23 at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach,
with Rabbi Samuel Silver and
Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Rabbi
Silver's sermon will be "All
Saturday, Oct. 24, Shabbat
services will be held at 10 a.m.
Temple Sinai has "pocket
talker" amplifiers available
upon request from an usher.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
Series every first Thursday of
the month at 10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Samuel Silvei ./ill talk
about "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities" on Thursday, Oct.
22 at 2 p.m. in the temple.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai will present "The Har-
riette Blake Musical Revue"
on Sunday Sunday Nov. 22.
Show tiem 8 p.m. All seats are
reserved. Call Temple for
Kulanu of Temple Sinai will
screen the second film of their
Jewish Film Series, "Lies My
Father Told Me," on Oct. 24 at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 per
person and includes
refreshments. Call 276-6161
for information.
Temple Sinai will hold Shab-
bat services Friday, Oct. 30.
Rabbi Silver's sermon will be
"Get Going." Cantor Elaine
Shapiro will be in attendance.
Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.
Shabbat services will be held
at the Temple.
Temple Sinai's Sisterhood
will hold a General Meeting on
Monday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m.
at the temple. The program is
a film "We Still Are," nar-
rated by Alice.Faye, presented
Israel Restricts Relations
With South Africa
On Sept. 16, 1987, the Govern-
ment of Israel adopted a series of
measures further restricting
Israel's relations with South
Africa. The new measures repre-
sent the detailed implementations
of a policy decision taken by the
Government on March 18, 1987,
"to reiterate its total condemna-
tion of the policy of apartheid; to
continue to curtail Israel's rela-
tions with South Africa; to refrain
from new undertakings between
Israel and South Africa in the
realm of defense."
The measures are as follows:
1. No new investments in South
Africa will be approved. Proposed
exceptions will be brought before
a committee consisting of the
Ministry of Finance, the Bank of
Israel and the Ministry of Foreign
2. The Government will:
A. Prohibit the granting of
government loans.
B. Prohibit the sale and transfer
of oil and its products.
C. Prohibit the importation of
3. The import quota for iron and
steel will be frozen so that the im-
ports will not exceed the present
4. Cultural ties between the
countries will conform to the
State of Israel's basic negative
view of the apartheid regime.
5. Sports ties with South Africa
will be subject to the decisions of
the international sports
6. The Ministry of Tourism and
other official bodies will not ac-
tively support the promotion of
tourism to South Africa.
7. No new agreements will be
signed in the area of science.
8. No visits to South Africa by
civil servants will be made unless
approved by an inter-ministerial
committee which will include a
representative from the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs.
9. The Government of Israel will
move to establish a fund to assist
the implementation of training
programs in Israel in educational,
cultural, and social fields for par-
ticipants from the black and col-
ored communities from South
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10. All necessary steps will be
taken to prevent Israel from
becoming a transit station of any
kind for goods and services to and
from South Africa, if that may in-
volve circumventing sanctions im-
posed by a third party.
This policy is the culmination of
a process of long duration, exten-
ding over many years. It is a
natural outgrowth of Israel's
abhorence of the policy and prac-
tice of apartheid, a feeling of
revulsion given principled expres-
sion by Israel's foremost leaders
since the Jewish State's inception
among them, David Ben-
Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem
Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon
Peres, and President Chaim
These new measures will fur-
ther develop the existing contacts
between Israel and the non-white
communities in South Africa.
As specified in the Govern-
ment's decision, a fund for train-
ing programs for leaders of the
black and colored communities in
South Africa, already in the pro-
cess of being established, will
strengthen training courses that
have been initiated in Israel over
the past two years. More than 100
such leaders representing trade
unions, churches, and other in-
stitutions have come to Israel to
attend programs sponsored by the
Afro-Asian Institute in Tel Aviv,
and adjunct of the Israel Labor
Federation (Histadrut).
we care...
These temples and Jewish
organizations have chosen to have
sections in Menorah Gardens'
memorial park
And because we care, Menor-
ah wil make a donation to these
organizations each time one of
their members purchases a
Menorah Pre-Need Funeral Plan.
Menorah. Serving the needs of our
Oflfer available only through
December 31,1987.
Garden* and Funeral Chapels
9321 Memorial Park Road
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