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w-^ The Jewish -^ y
of South County
Vol'9'- Number 28 Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach.Florida Friday, December 4,1987
Rally and Summit March To Mobilize 100,000
A soldier points to a place where at least one Arab guerrilla land-
ed after having sailed across Israel's northern border on this
hang glider and attacked a military outpost near the city of
Kiryat Shemona killing six soldiers and wounding seven other
people. AP/Wide World Photo
one is giving exact figures, but
if current travel plans pan out,
as many as 100,000
demonstrators will descend on
Washington Dec. 6 for
"Freedom Sunday for Soviet
That figure includes Jews ar-
riving on some 60 airline
flights, many of them
chartered for the day;
thousands of buses; and from
parts of the country as far
away as Seattle, Wash, and
with Jewish communities as
small as that of Duluth, Minn.
Organizers of the mobiliza-
tion, who include members
from most of the major na-
tional Jewish organizations in
North America, are already
saying it will be the largest
demonstration for Jewish
causes ever held in the nation's
It is certainly this year's
most galvanizing event in
organized, North American
Jewish life, with communities
canceling and rescheduling
events planned months ago for
The United Jewish Appeal
Continued on Page 8-
Recriminations Follow...
Hang Glider To Terrorist Attack
Carlucci Sees No Breakthrough
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin told the Knesset Mon-
day that the Israel Defense
Force high command has
issued strict orders to all units
aimed at preventing a recur-
rence of the events on the
night of Nov. 25, when a single
glider-borne terrorist killed six
soldiers and wounded seven at
an IDF encampment near
Kiryat Shemona in upper
He assured the lawmakers
that the matter would not be
dropped "until the proper
lessons of that unfortunate in-
cident are fully learned."
Chief of Staff Gen. Dan
Shomron, meanwhile, assured
settlers in northern Israel that
the IDF is correcting the
security failures that .allowed
the attack to succeed.
He said the IDF has the ap-
propriate means to deal with
future terrorist attempts to in-
filtrate Israel by air and that
the military high command will
take the proper disciplinary
measures. He stressed
however that the IDF will not
act hastily to "make heads
The incident, which has
severely shaken Israelis' con-
fidence in their northern
defense system, was the sub-
ject of sometimes heated
debate in the Cabinet at its
Continued on Page 5
Secretary of Defense Frank C.
Carlucci says that "no early
breakthroughs" toward a Mid-
dle East peace conference
should be expected, given "the
lack of consensus in Israel"
and "Arab insistence that an
international conference be
structured in a particular way
that hampers free, direct
bilateral negotiations."
In a briefing to represen-
tatives of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, the new
Defense Secretary said
American policy must find a
way to reconcile "King Hus-
sein's need for international
sanction of his negotiations
with our own conviction that
only bilateral, direct negotia-
Continued on Psge 6
Witnesses Attest To
Schwammberger Brutality
counts by eyewitnesses to the
brutality of a suspected Nazi
war criminal arrested in
Argentina are being forward-
ed to Argentine authorities,
according to officials of the
Simon Wiesenthal Center in
Los Angeles and the World
Jewish Congress in New York.
Both groups are continuing
the search for survivors of
labor camps in Przemysl and
Rozwadow, and the concentra-
tion camp in Mielce, all in
Poland, where Josef Schwam-
mberger, 75, is said to have
been responsible, as comman-
dant, for the executions and
torture of hundreds of Jews.
The groups hope to speed ex-
tradition proceedings against
Schwammberger. They expect
a full trial for Schwammberger
to be held in West Germany,
where he will be charged with
mass murder and torture.
According to Austrian police
files obtained by The New York
Continued on Page 9-

A Young Josef Schwammberger

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 4,1987
Conversion and Compromise
An Intra-Faith Solution
NEW YORK Differing ap-
proaches to the conversion of
non-Jews to Judaism con-
stitute a "serious barrier to
cooperation and good rela-
tions" between the various
Jewish religious movements,
according to a new study just
Published by the American
ewish Committee.
Written by Lawrence
Grossman, formerly a pro-
gram specialist in the agency's
Jewish Communal Affairs
Dept. who becomes AJC's
director of publications
January 1, 1988, the booklet is
titled "Conversion to Judaism:
A Background Analysis."
Dr. Grossman points to the
increase in the number of con-
verts to Judaism in the U.S.
resulting from the high ratesa
of marriage between Jews and
Christians, then adds:
"Since the great majority of
such conversions do not meet
prevalent Orthodox standards,
there are now thousands of
people who think of
themselves as Jews but whose
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Jewish credentials will be
challenged should they wish to
marry in an Orthodox
ceremony." In Israel, he adds,
"the Orthodox monopoly" on
government recognition has
"politicized and inflamed the
While it is true that the
Jewish community has often
been wracked by sharp
ideological controversy, he
continues, some observers feel
that the conversion debate
might well lead to outright
schism* According to the
scenario of the pessimists, Or-
thodox Jews might refuse to
marry other Jews for fear that
many of them, converts or
descendants of converts,
might not be Jewish by tradi-
tional standards. "The result
would be two separate Jewish
peoples," he cautions.
Grossman addresses the
question of what can be done
to prevent the division of the
Jewish people, then answers:
"Traditional Jewish conver-
sion procedure entails circum-
cision (for men), immersion in
a ritual bath, and acceptance
of the commandments of
Jewish law. Reform Jews did
away with these requirements
in the 19th century, and the
Conservative and Reconstruc-
tionist movements generally
do not carry them out in a way
acceptable to the Orthodox.
Compounding the problem,
even were non-Orthodox rab-
bis to follow the traditional
procedure, the Orthodox
would invalidate their conver-
sions because they are not
'rabbis' in the traditional
To be sure, he writes in his
booklet, there is room for flex-
ibility on all sides. Within Or-
thodoxy, he asserts, there is a
long rabbinic tradition of inter-
pretation that validates, under
certain conditions, conversions
that are not likely to lead to
observance of the command-
ments so long as circumcision
and/or immersion takes place,
and Orthodox rabbis officiate.
For their part, a good number
of Reform and other non-
Orthodox rabbis are prepared
to demand of their converts
circumcision and/or immersion
if that could secure Orthodox
recognition for these conver-
sions, he adds.
There have been a number of
attempts to organize joint rab-
binic boards, consisting of
members of all the denomina-
tions, which would handle con-
versions in a manner accep-
table across the Jewish spec-
trum, Grossman reports. So
far, they have all run into dif-
ficulties. The best known, a
joint rabbinic board in Denver,
Colorado, lasted from 1978 till
1983, and broke up amid con-
siderable recrimination.
In some communities,
Grossman writes, the divisive
potential of diverse conversion
standards is addressed by in-
formal arrangements between
rabbis: The non-Orthodox rab-
bis have their candidates go
through circumcision and/or
immersion, and the Orthodox
rabbis sign the conversion cer-
tificates without inquiring too
deeply into the convert's ex-
pected pattern of Jewish
observance. He adds:
"Despite the angry rhetoric
that has been generated by the
conversion controversy, there
are rabbis of good will in all the
movements who are eager to
reach a consensus that would
preserve Jewish unity. The
Jewish community should en-
courage such efforts."
Iron Curtain Air Rights
TEL AVIV (JTA) Poland and Czechoslovakia have
riven permission to Israeli commercial planes to fly through
their airspace, lifting a ban imposed when those countries broke
diplomatic relations with Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.
One result will be to shorten El Al's flights between Tel Aviv
and Copenhagen by 20 minutes, the airline announced. El Al will
soon introduce new Boeing 757 aircraft on this and other routes.
The new planes, which can seat 191 passengers, will replace the
Boeing 707s now in use.
Israel and Poland took the first steps toward re-establishing
diplomatic ties last summer, when Israel opened an interest sec-
.. nr_____ **a PrvlonH nnpnpd one in Tel Aviv fntimnl ^
Brotherhood In Action
A perfect example of an in-
spired "Brotherhood in Ac-
tion" program will be
presented at the Christmas-
Chanukah celebration in the
Kings Point Theatre, Delray
Beach, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings, Dec.
IB and 17.
The program will be a
memorable one produced and
directed by the inimitable
Sylvia Gilbert.
Among the headliners on the
program will be the Eagle-
Ettes, a Dance Drill team
from the Atlantic Community
High School, led by Laura
Comas. They are an interna-
tionally reknown group who
were chosen to be part of last
year's Macy's Thanksgiving
Day parade.
Everyone who attended the
1986 Christmas-Chanukah
program at Kings Point
Teed that the performance
the Choral Group of the
Daughters of Zion from the
Seventh Day Adventist
Church of Delray Beach was a
never to be forgotten ex-
perience. They will grace the
program again this year.
This talent-packed program
will feature Cantor Elaine
Shapiro and her Temple Sinai
choir assisted by Mrs. Elaine
Silver as well as the Chanukah
Choral Group at Kings Point.
Bat Mitzvah
On Saturday, Nov. 28, Laura
K. Weneck, daughter of
Mignon Weneck and Robert
Weneck, was called to the
Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah.
As an ongoing Temple pro-
ject she will be "Twinning"
with Alexandra Ofengenden of
the Soviet Union.
Laura is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are her brother,
Bradley; and grandparents]
Gertrude Weneck of Kansas
City, Miss., and Colleen Bianco
of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Laura's parents hosted a
kiddush in her honor following
Shabbat morning services.
diplomatic ties lasi &uiiiuk --- -f I ""~'cai
tion in Warsaw and Poland opened one in Tel Aviv. Interest
tions are the lowest level of diplomatic representation.
There has been no such move to date between Israel and
Rabbi Rothenberg
Honored Upon Retirement
Rabbi Emanuel D. Rothenberg was recently honored at a
reception at JNF headquarters in New York City, upon his
retirement as director of the Religious Department of the
Jewish National Fund.
Rothenberg's tenure has been widely credited for pro-
moting tremendous growth in the involvement of Orthodox
Jewish institutions with JNF's afforestation and land
reclamation program in Israel.
Religious Directory
: Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray *
: Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars Ijl
I preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services I
: at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m.
i 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.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Cantor Elliott Dicker.
: Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
j 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. 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.
w rT.P"1- Rabbi ^nald 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.
Uaily Mmyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
d47bJ^8t, Atlantic Av,e. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Koad), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
ICeS' Ln,d*y at 8:15 Pm- Sat- 10 "> Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.

Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Schwammberger Witness Recalls Memories For Testimony

Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
sas plumber who said his plum-
bing skills saved him from
death in the Polish ghetto of
Przemysl, said there is one
final job he'd like to do af-
filiated with the Holocaust.
Nussbaum, 67, said he would
like to see Josef Schwamm-
berger, the commandant of
Nussbaum's ghetto who was
recently arrested in Argentina
and accused of Nazi murders,
"I'd like to hang him myself.
I never hung anybody,"
Nussbaum said, but if they
told me to hang him, I would. I
wouldn't hang him from the
neck. I'd hang him from other
Nussbaum is one of six
Holocaust survivors who have
come forward since Schwam-
mberger's arrest last month to
say they will testify against
Schwammberger's arrest on
an Argentinian ranch came
shortly after the Simon
Wiesenthal Center released an
unprecedented list of the 10
most wanted Nazi war
criminals. Schwammberger,
number five on the list, is be-
ing held in an Argentinian
hospital-prison ward, while ar-
rangements for his extradition
to West Germany for trial are
being made.
Nussbaum said, in a
telephone interview, that he
first learned about Schwamm-
berger when he read a story in
a Kansas Jewish newspaper
saying the front entrance of a
synagogue in Buenos Aires
was blown up and it was
thought to be related to the
Schwammberger arrest.
"I SAW that and it lit up my
ears," Nussbaum said. "I'm
coming forward. I'm risking
my life. My mind went back 40
years when I saw the article.
My memory went back like I
would be coming out of the
ghetto right now. And I'm
very depressed. I don't sleep
at night. I can hardly wait for
the day to bring him to
Nussbaum is the only
member of his family to sur-
vive the ghetto killings. His
mother, father, brother and
four sisters were shipped to
their deaths. He is not certain
to where, but he believes
eldon TOeZZ]
There were two ghettos,
divided into "A" and "B,"
Nussbaum recalls: "A" was
supposed to be for the working
people; "B," which was for the
non-workers, was liquidated,
he said. "The train was across
the street and everyone in the
"B" was loaded up to the train
like cattle."
Nussbaum said Schwamm-
berger came to the ghetto in
1943 after liquidating the ghet-
to in Rozwadeva. By the time
Schwammberger had arrived,
Nussbaum said he was already
established as the plumber of
the former ghetto gestapo.
"First, Schwammberger oc-
cupied a house outside the
ghetto," Nussbaum said. "I
remodeled the plumbing in his
house. He knew me well. He
came to the ghetto and picked
me up. He gave me a pass to
get out of the ghetto. Only a
few had passes to get out of
the ghetto."
Nussbaum said he and
Schwammberger frequently
engaged in conversation but it
had nothing to do with Jews or
the ghetto.
"We talked about what to do
with this leak, how to make the
pipe. He asked me how to
make vodka. I set up a still for
him on the edge of the
Przemysl ghetto."
Other memories are not so
trivial or frivolous. "Several
times I looked out and saw him
Schwammberger executing
Jewish men and women with
his revolver. Everybody had to
get undressed and he shot
everyone of them. I looked a
couple times and I saw what
was going on and I didn't have
to look any more."
ONE DAY, Nussbaum said,
he was walking with Schwam-
mberger and his wife when
they stopped by a man who
had been shot and was begging
for water.
"He Schwammberger pulled
his gun and turned him on his
back and shot him in the back
of the head ...
"He could take a ride in the
morning on his horse around
the fence of the ghetto and he
Alf Erlandsson, the chief archivist of the
United Nations, opens a box of files in the
UN's archives signifying a release from
secrecy of the UN War Crimes Commission
files. The files chronicling atrocities and other
war crimes numbers 8,500. AP/Wide World Photo
would pick up his rifle and pick
his prey."
Asked if he won any favor
with Schwammberger because
of his own service to him.
Nussbaum said, "He never
gave me any food. But one
time the toilet was dirty in the
main building from the office
and Schwammberger told
them to give me 25 lashes on
my back because the toilet was
dirty. I couldn't sit for a week.
"And the German Shepherd
with the name Prince
Schwammberger's dog ... if
that dog got a hold of you he
didn't just tear your pants, he
took a piece of meat with it."
There came a point when
Nussbaum's services were no
longer wanted by
"THERE WAS a little
graveyard in an open field.
And I built a fence around it.
He caught me sitting and not
working one day and he told
me, 'You lazy bum. On the
next transport you're going to
be gone.'
"He kept his word. When I
left, there were probably a
hundred Jews left.'
Nussbaum said he was ship-
ped to Shebna and then to
Auschwitz at the end of 1943.
From Auschwitz he said he
was sent to about a half-dozen
concentration camps. In two of
the camps, he said his plumb-
ing skills were used and when
there was use for a person, a
life was spared or at least
"The other times, I just sur-
vived by luck."
Nussbaum now urges, "If
there are some other people
who know Schwammberger,
they should come out and
More Soviet to U.S. Visits
The number of Soviet
citizens allowed to visit
relatives in the United States
has risen substantially in the
last few months, indicating
new moves by the Soviet
Government to ease restric-
tions on travel, according to
the Commission on Security
and Cooperation in Europe.
From June through August
1987, 1,250 Soviet citizens
received private travel and
tourism visas to visit the U.S.,
compared to 550 for the same
period in 1986 and an annual
average of only 1,600
throughout most of the 1980's.
The vast majority of these
visas are for family visits.
Last July, Rudolf Kuznet-
sov, head of the Visas and
Registration Department
(OVIR) of the USSR Ministry
of Internal Affairs, stated that
restrictions on travel have
been eased under the emigra-
tion and travel law that went
into effect on January 1. He
stated that within the limits of
the rules, there is now no ceil-
ing on the number of times a
Soviet citizen can travel
abroad, except to the extent
that the Ministry of Finance
limits conversion of the
necessary hard currency.
In the past, obtaining per-
mission to visit relatives in the
U.S. has been a lengthy, cost-
ly, burdensome and arbitrary
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 4, 1987
40th Anniversary Missions Raise $13.4
Million For UJA/Federation Campaign
m m The Jewish -^tx y
Editor and Publisher
NEW YORK In celebra-
tion of Israel's 40th Anniver-
sary, three United Jewish Ap-
peal Major Gifts Missions rais-
ed nearly $11 million in Sept.
and Oct. to help set a fast early
pace for the 1988 UJA/Federa-
tion Campaign. This
represented an overall 31.3
percent increase over pledges
made by the same donors last
In addition, the participants
jointly pledged $610,800 to
Project Renewal, the partner-
ship program of American and
Israeli Jews to help
rehabilitate distressed Israeli
UJA National Chairman
Martin F. Stein was en-
thusiastic about the results.
"These missions celebrated
Israel's 40th Anniversary with
an exemplary display of
American Jews' ongoing
pledge to Israel's future." He
said, "They raised vital funds
and enhanced the solidification
of ties between our two
grammed schedule par-
ticipants were briefed by
Israel Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres and Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin and
also had an opportunity to
meet Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir; Shlomo Gazit,
Director-General of the Jewish
Agency, and Avraham Sharir,
Minister of Tourism and
Participants saw their funds
in action at Youth Aliyah
villages for disadvr\ntaged
teenagers, an American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC) facility for
the mentally retarded, rural
settlements and Project
Renewal neighborhoods.
Participants also visited
high-tech industries and Yad
Vashem, explored problems of
Israel's security, held
memorial services for fallen
soldiers at Mt. Herzl Military
Cemetery and met with recent
immigrants from the Soviet
Union. Mission III members
also participated in the first
non-stop El Al flight from
Warsaw to Tel Aviv in over 40
Many mission members took
part in pre-missions to Poland,
Czechoslovakia and Romania,
visiting remnant Jewish com-
munities and observing social
programs of the JDC funded
by the UJA/Federation
A number of National Vice
Chairmen actively contributed
to the excellent results. They
included Bobi Klotz of New
York City, National Chairman
of UJA's Women's Division;
Judith A. Levy of Boston,
President of UJA Women's
Division; Jane Sherman of
Detroit, National Project
Renewal Chairman, as well as
Stanley Ruskin of Pittsburgh,
Alan Ades of New Bedford and
Alan Casnoff and Bennett
Aaron of Philadelphia. Ber-
nard Borine of Philadelphia,
an honorary National Vice
Chairman and veteran of many
missions, also played a pivotal
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China and Israel have no diplomatic relations, but Suning Tang
(teft), 24, made his way to Rehovot, Israel, for advanced studies at
the Weizmann Institute of Science. The first graduate student
from the People's Republic to attend an Israeli university com-
pleted his undergraduate work in Nanking. He is now doing
research on optical fibers under the guidance of Weizmann
physicist Prof. Asher Friesem (right.)
National Vice Chairmen who
led the three missions were
respectively: Richard
Pearlstone of Baltimore; Alan
Crawford of Milwaukee; Dr.
Saul Singer of Hollywood,
Florida and Francine Loeb of
During an intensively pro-
Eger to Be
Honored By
Tel Aviv U.
Dr. Milton J. Eger, of Deer-
field Beach and formerly of
Aliquippa, Pa., will be the reci-
pient of the Tel Aviv Universi-
ty Friendship Award at a
Tribute to be held in his honor
on December 5 in Denver. The
Tribute will coincide with the
annual meetings of the
American Academy of Op-
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Friends of Tel Aviv University
and the American Friends of
Israel Optometry.
Dr. Eger, an Optometrist,
has been instrumental in help-
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tometry Program in Israel at
Tel Aviv University. He will be
recognized for his outstanding
"devotion and dedication to
the pursuit of superior eye
care in the Middle East," ac-
cording to Tribute Chairmen
Dr. William Baldwin and Dr.
Henry Peters. Dr. Baldwin is
Dean and Professor of Op-
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Houston College of Optometry
and Dr. Peters is Executive
Director of the UAB Research
Foundation and Dean
Emeritus, School of Op-
tometry, University of
Alabama Medical Center.
Dr. Eger has enjoyed a
diversified career in many
aspects of Optometry. In solo
practice for many decades, in
Aliquippa, his office became a
training ground for many OD
graduates. Dedicated to the
cause of education, Dr. Eger is
founder of the American
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and has been lobbying for an
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for more than 10 years.
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Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Terror By Hang Glider
Continued from Page 1-
regular weekly session.
The ministers were briefed
by Rabin. But Rabin was at-
tacked by Commerce and In-
dustry Minister Ariel Sharon,
a Likud hardliner, who main-
tained that the problem was
not a lack of alertness at the
encampment but the absence
of "clear directives from the
political echelon to the defense
forces to wipe out terror."
Deputy Premier David Levy,
another Likud minister,
defended the defense
establishment. He said that
because of one mistake it has
been forgotten that the nor-
thern border has been sealed
and secure since Israel
withdrew its forces from
Lebanon in 1984.
Rabin himself pointed to the
relative calm on the northern
border for the past two-and-a-
half years. But he admitted it
was achieved at a high cost
21 soldiers killed, 103 wound-
ed, two kidnapped and one air
force navigator taken prisoner
after his Phantom jet crashed,
or was shot down. Rabin noted
that some 10,000 terrorists
belonging to dozens of dif-
ferent terrorist groups are
presently active in Lebanon.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir told
the Cabinet that the IDF
would soon draw the ap-
propriate conclusions from the
attack. Addressing the annual
luncheon meeting of
newspaper editors Monday,
Shamir was asked if he blamed
Syria for the attack. He
replied that Syria identified
with "this kind of terrorism,"
but would not elaborate.
Shamir complained,
however, that "even in Egypt,
voices are heard praising last
Wednesday's terror attack in
It was learned, meanwhile,
that army units and set-
tlements in the area of the at-
tack had a 20- to 30-minute ad-
vance warning that an in-
filtrator was approaching by
The first report of a "moped
overhead" in the dark,
moonless sky, was verified by
a second source. A moped is a
motorized bicycle. The hang-
glider used by the terrorist
was powered by a bicycle
The unit that suffered the
casualties was part of Nahal,
the IDF section that combines
military training with
agricultural work. Shomron
said Nahal was a first-class
fighting unit and the errors
made at the upper Galilee en-
campment were not typical.
The sentry on duty at the
gate reportedly fled when the
terrorist threw a grenade at
him. The soldier was from a
family that had lost one son in
It is IDF policy not to recruit
members of bereaved families
for front-line or forward-area
duty in order to spare such
families the risk of losing other
members. In this case, ap-
parently, that policy was not
Shomron disclosed that a
third hang-glider may have
been launched on last week's
assault but either crashed or
turned back before it reached
Abul Fida Omran, leader of the south Lebanese forces of the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Com-
mand, smites during a news conference he held at his office in the
Ein El-HUweh refugee camp near the southern port of Sidon.
Omran said his group was responsible for the airborne attack on
an Israeli army camp in Kiryat Shemona. AP/Wide World Photo
the Israeli-controlled security
zone in southern Lebanon.
A second glider landed in the
security zone about 1,500 feet
short of the Israel-Lebanon
border. Its pilot was killed by
an IDF patrol.
Reports from Lebanon Mon-
day indicated that Palestinian
terrorists in southern Lebanon
are girding for massive retalia-
tion bv Israel. Officers of the
Unitecl Nations peace-keeping
force in southern Lebanon
were quoted by Haaretz Mon-
day as reporting the flight of
civilian residents of refugee
camps in the area where the
terrorists have their bases.
Hadashot reported that the
terrorists themselves have for-
tified their bases and are on
high alert for an IDF reprisal.
Reports from the Sidon area
said there was fear that
"Israel is likely to undertake a
joint military action by land
and sea at any moment."
A report from the Ein Hi!we
refugee camp said the ter-
rorists strengthened their
coastal defenses after Israel
navy patrol boats were sighted
To Testify
former Soviet refuseniks will
discuss the Soviet Jewry
struggle at a hearing before
the Commission on Security
and Cooperation in Europe.
The Commission has invited
Natan Sharansky, Ida Nudel,
Vladimir Slepak, Yuli Edelsh-
tein and Lev Elbert to testify
on the many human rights
issues confronting Soviet
The hearing is to take place
on Friday, Dec. 4 at the
Rayburn House Office
Building. The hearing comes
on the eve of the major rally on
behalf of Soviet Jews prior to
the Reagan-Gorbachev
Among the issues the
witnesses will discuss are the
denial of emigration based on
"state secrets;" anti-Semitism
in the Soviet Union; and what
the Reagan-Gorbachev summit
may hold for the continuing
struggle of Soviet Jews. The
witnesses, all recently released
from the Soviet Union, will
also offer their observations on
General Secretary Gor-
bachev's reform program.
close offshore. They have also
mobilized their anti-aircraft
defenses, which consist
Primarily of Soviet-made
AM-7 ground-to-air missiles.
The Christian radio station
"Voice of Lebanon" was
quoted by Hadashot as saying
that an IDF tank column was
seen moving along the coastal
highway north of Nakura in
the direction of Tyre. The
report was not confirmed.
(Tel Aviv correspondent
Hugh Orgel also contributed to
this story.)
Israelis End Strike
TEL AVIV (JTA) Two seven-week strikes that in-
convenienced the public ended Friday. Journalists of the
Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) agreed to return to
work, capping 51 days of radio silence and television-screen
blackout. And the physicians at Kupat Holim sick-fund
hospitals are back in full force, allowing the hospitals to
return to normal after seven weeks of reduced Sabbath
The journalists' decision was apparently spurred by the
public's desire for information about the terrorist attack
last Wednesday in the Galilee.
Reagan Backs Rally
WASHINGTON (JTA) The massive rally in support
of Soviet Jewry scheduled Sunday for the National Mall is
an "impressive" way to demonstrate to the Soviet Union
the concern of Americans for this issue, a senior Reagan
administration official said Monday.
"These people are demonstrating on behalf of a cause
with which this administration, this country are deeply
committed," the official said in briefing reporters on next
week's summit meeting here between President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Rejecting a suggestion that the demonstration might put
a "cloud" over the summit, the official said that instead he
expected "it to put a spotlight on this issue."
Jews from all over the country are planning to come here
for the Washington mobilization. The official said he ex-
pects the demonstration to be "dignified, orderly, but a
very impressive demonstration of concern" which is how it
will be explained to the Soviets.
"Human rights is going to figure prominently during the
summit," a second official at the White House briefing
stressed. "It is something the president of the United
States cares very deeply about."
Paul Levine Appointed Director Of
Yeshiva University's Southeast Region
Paul Levine of Boca Raton, a
veteran campaign executive
with 29 years experience in
directing fund-raising efforts
for Jewish community federa-
tions and the State of Israel,
has been named director of
Yeshiva University's
Southeast Region, with head-
quarters in Miami Beach,
David H. Zysman, the Univer-
sity's vice president for
development, has announced.
Mr. Zysman said Mr. Levine
will organize and coordinate
community events, administer
campaigns for special gifts and
bequests, and develop leader-
ship support throughout the
area on behalf of Yeshiva
University, America's oldest
and largest university under
Jewish auspices.
Mr. Levine has served as ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County,
Florida, since 1984. During
that time, he increased the
base of contributors by 15 per-
cent, established a young
leadership development pro-
gram, and designed a new
community task force for
capital fund-raising.
Mr. Levine served previous-
ly as campaign director of the
United Jewish Federation,
MetroWest (based in Essex
County, N.J.) and as city
manager of the Metropolitan
New Jersey Israel Bond Of-
fice. In the latter position, he
sold tens of millions of dollars
in Isarel Bonds and other
Israeli securities and led 14
community, corporate and
labor delegations to Israel.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Mr. Levine graduated from
the University of Cincinnati
and has lectured at Rutgers
University's School of Social
The office of the Yeshiva
University Southeast Region
is 2301 Collins Avenue, Suite
M-25, Miami, Beach, Fla.
33139, (305) 538-5558.
Yeshiva University, which
recently completed celebration
of its Centennial, comprised
some 7,000 students enrolled
in 16 undergraduate, graduate
and professional schools and
affiliates located at six centers
in New York, Los Angeles and
The Sy Syms School of
Business, which opened its
doors to students this
September, is the newest
school at the University. It is
the first business school under
Jewish auspices in the
Western Hemisphere.
Yeshiva University's
graduate schools include the
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine, Benjamin N. Car-
dozo School of Law,
Wureweiler School of Social
Work, Ferkauf Graduate
School of Psychology and
David J. Azrieli Graduate In-
stitute of Jewish Education
and Administration.
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New Defense Secretary Briefs Peace 'Breakthrough'
Continued from Page 1
tions can lead anywhere."
He added: "We must also try
to reconcile the king's desire
to know where the negotia-
tions are headed with the
Israeli concern that no Israeli
government be required to
commit itself in advance of
negotiations to a particular
Secretary Carlucci observed:
"We may not achieve anything
more, in the time left this ad-
ministration, than a more solid
foundation on which to make
peace over time but I can
assure you we will accept
nothing less."
The Pentagon chief also
drew a sharply critical picture
of the Soviet role in the Middle
East, asserting:
"We see stylistic changes
that reveal greater tactical
agility, but we do not see
serious or substantive
"We see the Soviets pushing
the international conference,
but remaining vague or am-
biguous on critical details. Not-
withstanding what Shevard-
nadze told Peres and Voront-
sov told the Egyptians and
Jordanians, the Soviets are
now saying publicly that the
PLO must have independent,
equal standing at an interna-
tional Middle East peace
"That hardly inspires con-
fidence, and it can hardly
reflect a serious commitment
on their part to making
"We're looking for signs
that the Soviets are committed
to peace and prepared to con-
tribute to producing it. What
we've seen is a commitment to
being part of a process, not a
commitment to taking prac-
tical steps in that process that
will make peace more likely
and achievable."
'Khomeini Fundamentalism a
Greater Challenge than the
But while warning of Soviet
"activism," which he said
represents "a new challenge in
the Middle East," the new
defense secretary said that
"the most 3evere challenge we
face in the area" was posed by
the Khomeini revolution and
its brand of "politico-religious
To counter Iranian subver-
sion and military action, he
said, the U.S. has received
"quiet but effective and un-
precedented support" from
several Gulf states, "especially
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and
"All three," he said, "allow
greater use of their facilities
than is generally known." Con-
tinuing, Secretary Carlucci
"The best way to counter the
fundamentalist challenge in
the region and in the ter-
ritories is to show that
moderates can succeed and
and (b) To explore actively the
possibility of getting a broader
negotiating process started."
Other speakers at the brief-
ing included Max M.
Kampelman, chief U.s!
negotiator on nuclear arms
with the Soviet Union-
"That helps to explain why S|ee"eta.ry ?L State
Richard Murphy, U.S. Am-
bassador to Israel Thomas
we've squeezed $30 million out
of this year's budget for West
Bank development. Palesti-
nians in the territories must
have hope that political and
economic conditions will get
better and that those commit-
ted to cooperation are best
able to offer the pathway to a
better future.
"That better furture," he
said, "must include the pro-
spect of a real political settle-
ment. Our approach to the
peace-seeking process has
been characterized by two
tracks: (a) To build de facto
Palestinian-Israeli cooperation
on the West Bank and Gaza,
Pickering; and Robert Oakley,
a member of the National
Security Council.
The Nicaraguan Jewish com-
munity in exile has accepted an
offer by the Sandinista govern-
ment to return the nation's on-
ly synagogue which it con-
fiscated shortly after taking
power in 1979, according to
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal,
director of the League's Latin
American Affairs Depart-
ment, said the Nicaraguan
government claims that the
building has been restored to
"good condition." The
synagogue was attacked and
firebombed by Sandinistas in
1978 while members of the
Congregation Israelita de
Nicaragua prayed inside. Un-
til recently, it has been used by
a Sandinista youth
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Arizona Governor Now Angers Jews
Gov. Evan Mecham recently
added two logs to the political
fire burning around him, ac-
cording to the Greater
Phoenix Jeivish News.
The newspaper took the
Republican governor to task
last week in an editorial for
comments denying the separa-
tion of state he reportedly
made during a celebration of
the bicentennial of the U.S.
"(T)his is a great Christian
nation that recognizes Jesus
Christ as God of the land," thr.
governor recently told the Na-
tional Center for Constitu-
tional Studies convention in
Salt Lake City. "It is the best
place in the world for Jews,
Hindus and atheists .. and
everybody else because .
(the Constitution) is human
rights and freedom to all."
The Jewish News noted that
"Mecham obliterated the Con-
stitutional mandate for separa-
tion of church and state,
established an official 'God of
the land' ... and gave the en-
tire country a paternalistic pat
on the head for being so ac-
commodating to "Jews, Hin-
dus and atheists ..."
The constitutional studies
center is headed by his political
Vice President George Bush meets with Israeli President Chctim
Herzog at a breakfast hosted for Herzog at the Vice President's
residence in Washington.
crony, W. Cleon Skousen, who
wrote a textbook in which
black children are described as
That speech closely followed
a Sept. 26 presentation by
Mecham to the Constitution
Awareness Conference in
Richardson, Texas. Elaine
DeRose of the Jewish News
reports that other speakers
there espoused views blaming
Jews for the nation's pro-
blems, and that anti-Semitic
materials were distributed.
Mecham denied he knew of
the anti-Semitism.
The conference was spon-
sored by the American Liberty
Association, whose list of
books reportedly includes
writing by Eustace Mullins,
described by Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith staffer
Joel Breshin as a writer and
speaker against Jews since the
The list also includes an arti-
cle published by the Lord's
Covenant Church of Phoenix
in which Jews were blamed for
foisting the 1976 Swine Flu
epidemic upon non-Jews.
Mecham's press secretary,
Ken Smith, said the governor
denied "guilt by association"
and that his talk, on the Con-
stitution, is one he regularly
He said the governor ac-
cepted the invitation to speak
from George Han sen, a former
U.S. representative from
Idaho, and that Mecham did
not attend any other talks at
the conference. Mecham con-
firmed that in a letter to the
Jewish News.
"Please rest assured," the
governor wrote, "that in no
way do I personally support,
condone or tolerate such anti-
Semitic materials."
Mecham's term has been
marked by controversy for his
cancellation of the state
celebration of Martin Luther
King Day and his political
alliances with alleged
criminals and ultra-
rightwingers. A citizens'
group has mounted a
statewide petition drive to
begin impeachment pro-
ceedings against him.
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March to Summit Mobilizes
delegates will be joined by non-
Jewish students from Corning,
Continued from Page 1
for instance, has moved its Na-
tional Campaign Cabinet
meeting from New York to
Washington so that UJA
leaders can participate in the
And in Boston, the Jewish
community has canceled its
Super Sunday fund-raising
event and plans to turn out at
least 1,000 people for the
Washington rally.
Demonstrators will travel by
train, aboard two chartered
Elanes and on at least 20
uses. Hillel groups on area
campuses are busy signing up
students for the trip. The
event has "really struck at
young people's hearts," said
Philip Perlmutter, executive
director of the JCRC of
Greater Boston.
In Kansas City, Mo., 300
people are already signed up
for spots on three chartered
tlanes. On Monday, Natan
haransky spoke at a rally
there that kicked off a week of
activity, including noon-hour
vigils and a Soviet Jewry Shab-
bat. According to Judy
Hell man, associate director of
Kansas City's Campaign to the
Summit committee, Jewish
Iowa; two student represen-
tatives elected by the William
Jewel Baptist College in Liber-
ty, Mo.; and leaders of three
farming associations in
Missouri and Kansas.
San Francisco is also plann-
ing a week of activities, in ad-
dition to sending a delegation
to the rally. The first will be a
vigil in Union Square on Dec.
6, according to Ruthellen Har-
ris and Dan Hoffman, co-
chairs of the Bay Area Summit
Task Force.
Twenty people will travel
the 3,000 miles from
Washington state to
Washington, D.C., according
to July Balint, chairperson of
the Seattle Action for Soviet
Jewry. And the Duluth delega-
tion will number 11, according
to Gloria Vipullo, ad-
ministrator of the Jewish
Federation and Community
Council there.
Foreign participants are ex-
Bected from Israel, the
letherlands, Mexico, Great
Britain, France and other
countries. Chartered flights
will leave Montreal and Toron-
to for Washington, and seats
have already been reserved by
people in Winnipeg, Van-
couver and Saskatchewan. The
Canadian Jewish Congress
estimates that 500 Canadians
will make the trip.
But while the representation
of small and distant com-
munities attests to the excite-
ment generated by the event,
mobilization organizers are
depending on the Northeast
corridor for sheer numbers.
The UJA-Federation of
Jewish Philanthropies of New
York has allocated $1 million
to produce attendance. At
least four planes will be
chartered and hundreds of
seats have been reserved on
commercial flights. Five-
hundred buses will make the
trip. The Coalition to Free
Jews has set up a special hot
line for bus information in the
New York area.
New Jersey's Jewish com-
munities will send at least 200
'.uses, and a freedom Train
will leave Newark with 1,500
people, including New Jersey
Gov. Thomas Kean and U.S.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Baltimore has chartered 135
buses, and Philadelphia has
reserved at least that many.
Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson
Goode has declared Dec. 6
"Summit Sunday" in the city.
"We hope to get 10,000 peo-
ple,' said Marian Levine, direc-
tor for Soviet Jewry at the
Jewish Community Relations
Council of Greater
In Washington, the Board of
Rabbis has announced a goal of
turning out 50 percent of its
congregational membership,
which could yield as many as
15,000 people.
It also falls on the
Washington community to ac-
commodate the day's
thousands of visitors. Accor-
ding to Jerry Strober,
spokesman for the Campaign
to the Summit committee,
shuttle buses will serve
Washington's three airports
and Amtrak's Union Station.
The committee is also creating
the battle plan that will enable
hundreds of arriving buses to
discharge passengers at the
Ellipse Sunday morning, and
pick them up again near the
Mall late that afternoon.
If all goes according to
plans, a one-mile march will
begin at the Ellipse at 1 p.m.
and proceed down Constitu-
tion Avenue. At 2 p.m., a rally
will begin in the area of the
Five former prisoners of
conscience will appear at the
rally: Yuli Edelshtein, Ida
Nudel, Vladimir Slepak, Natan
Sharansky, and Mikhail Khol-
miansky. Joining them will be
Vice President George Bush,
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel,
Israel Ambassador Moshe
Arad, and Helen Jackson,
widow of the late Sen. Henry
"Scoop" Jackson and a
founder of Congressional
Wives for Soviet Jewry.
Also speaking will be Morris
Abram, chairman of the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry; Rev. Arie Brouwer,
general secretary of the Na-
tional Council of Churches;
and Bishop William Keeler,
representing the National
Conference of Catholic
The organizing committee
has declined to estimate how
many will attend. But it is cer-
tain it will surpass the crowd
of 12,000 who gathered in
Washington for the June 1973
visit of Soviet leader Leonid
Brezhnev, while falling
somewhat short of the 300,000
who attended last year's
Solidarity Sunday for Soviet
Jewry in New York and heard
an address by the recently-
freed Sharansky.
The Union of Orthodox Rab-
bis of the United States and
Canada is urging Jews not to
take part in the demonstration
or support it, quoting the late
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, who
felt mass demonstration could
only arouse the anger of the
Soviet authorities.
2.7 Million
Jews In USSR
Foreign Ministry official has
estimated there are 2.7 million
Jews living in the Soviet
Union, a figure at variance
with the 1.5 million claimed by
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres a month ago.
The report, submitted to the
Cabinet Sunday (Nov. 22), by
ministry staffer David Bartov.
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Join in honoring
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Times, Schwammberger ad-
mitted shooting 35 Jews and
plundering from Jewish slave
laborers sacks of gold and dia-
mond jewelry found in his
possession when he was ar-
rested by Austrian police in
Testimony by witnesses in
those same files depict
Schwammberger as a bestial
executioner who yanked gold
teeth from the mouths of
prisoners, set his dog upon
others and shot Jews at point-
blank range, the Times said.
Meeting with Argentinean
officials, Wisenthal Center
dean, Rabbi Marvin Hier,
presented a dossier on
Schwammberger and a list of
living witnesses.
Case Involving 'Living
"I wanted to impress upon
them that this is not a matter
of historical research, but a
case involving living people,"
Hier told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency this week.
The witnesses include Sam
Nussbaum, a Kansas City
plumbing contractor who serv-
ed as Schwammberger's
plumber in the Przemysl ghet-
to, and Arnold Susskind and
Joseph Wellner, both of Forest
Hills, N.Y., who lived in
Przemysl when Schwamm-
berger was the ghetto's com-
mandant in 1942-43.
The World Jewish Congress
has also forwarded to Argen-
tine authorities the testimony
of Ignaz Horowitz of Brooklyn,
also a survivor of Przemysl.
Horowitz told JTA that he
was 21-years-old when
Schwammberger ordered the
executions of his entire family
in the nearby village of
Stalowa-Wola. "I was lucky to
escape," said Horowitz, who
was asked to testify against
Schwammberger during an
earlier extradition attempt by
West Germany, and who con-
tacted the WJC when he heard
of Schwammberger's arrest.
Susskink told Hier that he
was one of seven men caught
by Schwammberger as they
baked matzoh for Passover.
Schwammberger personally
executed one of the men, and
his guards emptied their rifles
into a second man as the
others, including Susskind, fl-
ed the bakery.
Said To Have Executed
Susskind said that Schwam-
mberger also ordered the ex-
ecution of Susskind's 3-year-
old son, according to Hier.
"It makes me sick
remembering all these
things," Susskind said in a
telephone interview. "But I
have no problem testifying."
As Schwammberger's
plumber, Nussbaum was pro-
bably the closest eyewitness to
Schwammberger, according to
Hier. Nussbaum not only
witnessed murders, said Hier,
but also Schwammberger's
wife pleading with the com-
mandant to put an end to the
Wellner is one of two living
witnesses to the 1942 execu-
tion of a Rabbi Frenkel of
Wieliczka. "Wellner wasn't
standing more than 20 feet
away from the gallows" when
Frenkel was hanged in Rodz-
wadow for refusing to work on
Yom Kippur, said Hier.
About his meeting with
Argentine officials, Hier said
that he thanked them for their
role in arresting Schwamm-
berger, while voicing skep-
ticism about the state of
Schwammberger's health.
Schwammberger was moved
to a prison infirmary in La
Plata last week after he said he
was having chest pains.
According to Hier, Schwam-
mberger appeared fit at his
first hearing.
"I told them to be careful
that it was not a defense ploy"
to prevent him from being sent
out of the country, said Hier.
group of Jewish activists
demonstrating Tuesday near
the Moscow emigration office,
as well as several Western
journalists covering their pro-
test, were beaten up by a
group of bystanders with the
apparent complicity of Soviet
security agents.
Four of the Jewish activists
were arrested by police and
given prison sentences rang-
ing from seven to 15 days,
while other were fined up to
$65, according to reports
reaching Soviet Jewry
organizations here.
The protest lasted no more
than three or four minutes and
ended after some 50 in-
dividuals, reportedly bused to
the scene by Soviet police,
rushed the Jewish
demonstrators, ripping
posters from their hands. The
mob also assaulted camera
crews from the ABC, CBS,
CNN and NBC television net-
works, cutting camera wires
and throwing snow on camera
Ethiopian Jews
Pride and Pain
UJA Press Service
Tall, lanky and black, Uri
Abraham, an Ethiopian Jew
celebrating his second year in
Israel, remembers well his ar-
rival in the Holy Land. "The
first thing I saw was a man in
uniform, just like the soldiers
who shot Jews dead back in
Ethiopia. Then someone took
me by the arm, and said, 'Uri, I
want to show you something
you've never seen before: a
Jewish soldier.' And the
soldier smiled, shook my hand
and said, 'Welcome to Israel,
welcome home.' "
The Jews of Ethiopia,
persecuted by Marxists, their
farms ruined by famine, began
their quiet and treacherous ex-
odus in 1980. After 8,000 had
reached safety in Israel in
1984, the Israeli government
launched the top secret Opera-
tion Moses. Between
November 1984 and March
1985, 7,000 were airlifted from
the Sudan to Israel. But when
the story broke in the press, an
angry Sudanese government
halted the rescue. It has not
yet been allowed to resume.
Approximately 10,000 Jews
remain in Ethiopia.
Of the 15,300 Ethiopian
Jews in Israel, almost all have
family still at home. The men-
tal anguish is great, but Opera-
tion Moses is a story of
remarkable progress.
"The first thing we learn-
ed," said Morton Dolinsky of
the Jewish Agency's Immigra-
tion and Absorption Depart-
ment, "is whatever you
thought you could take for
granted, you couldn't. These
are people who had never seen
a door, a faucet. You see, when
you tell someone class begins
at 8, you have to tell them how
to use a clock. But are they
ever fast learners ..."
Although the majority of
Ethiopian men had never even
seen a metal tool before, the
Amishav Agency set up
technical schools to teach
plumbing, wood-working, and
machine work, placing 2,000
men in factory jobs, and scores
of women in nursing. Young
men are now serving in the
Israeli Army. Many have
already been absorbed into the
general society.
Hofim, an educational center
for Ethiopian children, funded
largely by the UJA/Federation
Campaign, was established
with everything from
kindergartens to computers.
Rabbi Nachum Cohen, its
director, says, "We have 94
boys in their early 20s. Our
goal is simple to provide
2,000 years of technical train-
ing and make them job-
marketable in 24 months. And
they work harder than anyone
I've ever seen. They know
what they've left behind. And
we know Operation Moses is,
for us, ongoing. They have
great pride, these Ethiopians,
but there will be pain for years
to come."
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Synagogue JlWs
Open to the public, Sunday,
Dec. 13 Art Auction. Viewing
at 6 p.m. Auction at 7 p.m.
Free Wine and Cheese Party.
All invited. Door Prizes.
Sponsored by the National
Art Auction Gallery of Central
Islip, N.Y. Master Card and
Visa accepted.
Friday, Dec. 4 evening Ser-
vices will be led by and
dedicated to the Brotherhood
of Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton. The Brotherhood
raises funds for many bran-
ches of the Temple, as well as
conducts interesting
workshops and Sunday
breakfasts. Services begin at 8
Sunday, Dec. 6 The
Brotherhood of Temple Beth
El of Boca Raton will sponsor
a breakfast at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 11 Grade 3 of
Temple Beth El Religious
School will participate in the
Sabbath Evening Family Ser-
vice. Rabbi Singer will set the
mood of Chanukah in his
children's sermon, to be
followed by the first annual
Latke Hop. This Oneg Shabbat
will feature latkes and Israeli
folk dancing in' celebration of
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10:30-4
p.m. There will be a Family
Shabbaton. Spend the day
with other families in worship,
learning and fun. Activities
will be varied, so that some
will be done as a family, while
others will be divided into
adult/child groups. We look
forward to a special day.
Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton Sisterhood will hold a
meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17
at 12:30 p.m. Rose Rifkin,
humorist, will entertain.
Refreshments will be served.
Everyone is invited.
Temple Beth El Solos of
Boca, 49 and over, will hold a
Chanukah Latke Party and
Square Dance on Sunday, Dec.
20, at 5:30 p.m. at Temple
Beth El, 333 SW 4th Ave.,
Boca Raton. There will be an
exchange of Chanukah gifts.
Reservations are a must.
Members $4. Non-members
$7. For information call Sylvia
395-2226, Edith 974-1446, or
Belle 499-4813.
Sisterhood Temple Beth
Shalom's monthly card-
luncheon will be held Monday,
Dec. 7. Call 482-9008 or
483-1925 for reservations and
bring group players for an en-
joyable day, $5 donation.
Canasta tournament will start
Dec. 10. Call 487-7230 or
482-1539 for information.
Saturday, Dec. 12 is the
Sisterhood's Square Dance
and country chicken dinner
evening at the Temple. $11
donation. Call 487-1791,
483-2198, or 483-3214 for
reservations and information.
The annual mystery trip is
scheduled for Thursday, Jan.
21. Call 483-0965 or 483-0424
for information.
Adriana and Anita, the
Sorelle Sisters will be appear-
ing at Temple Emeth, Del ray
Beach the evening of Sunday,
Dec. 6, 8 p.m. as the central at-
traction of their celebrated
Sorelle Sisters Show of Shows
Production. The sisters were
born in the industrial city of
Turin, Italy and at an early age
they studied music at the Con-
servator of the Italian Radio
Television Studios in Turin.
Then they moved to Rome
where they performed all over
Europe. In the United States
they have appeared with a
number of "stars" including a
series of performances with
Bob Hope.
Typical of the character and
personality of the people
where they were born, they
have combined the elegance of
their training and their con-
tinental style to construct
their show, and today it has
evolved into a full production
where you can discover the
land, scenes, and songs of your
ancestral heritage; enjoying an
enchanting and delightful
evening. The girls repertory is
full of warm and tender love
songs and includes music from
disco, country, and pop all the
way to the classics. They have
a genuine love and apprecia-
tion for the music that plays
such an important part of their
lives and they produce and
write their own material. So
their stagework is a reflection
of their own personalities and
not just a product of someone
else's imagination.
The entire production in-
cludes a giant 200 square foot
rear-view screen combined
with spectacular lighting and
visual effects plus synchroniz-
ed live music played by their
musicians. The Sorelle Show of
Shows is produced, direct y\
and emcee d by Duane Matson
and is the culmination of
several years of working the
theatrical and concert circuit.
Temple Emeth, Delray
Beach, has scheduled Dr.
David Danon, Chief Scientist
in Israel's Ministry of Health,
to address the audience on
"Aging. It's NOT a Disease."
The presentation will occur on
Monday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Temple, 5780 West
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
Dr. Donon is Past President of
the International Association
of Gerentology and at present
is a Professor of Membrane
Research at the Weizman In-
stitute of Science in Rehovot,
Temple Emeth, Delray
Beach, will dedicate a Torah,
donated by Mrs. Ida Kook at a
ceremony Siyum Hatorah in
the Mann Sanctuary on Sun-
day, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. On this
occasion one may honor one or
more loved ones with a bless-
ing for a long, healthy life by
having their initials traced
over related letters at the end
of the Torah. The contribution
will be $5 per person. The
donor will be called up to the
torah to outline the letters
with a quill with the assistance
of a Sofar (religious scribe).
There is no limit on the
number of letter tracings re-
quested. Collation will be serv-
ed at the conclusion of the
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, we are
holding our annual Grand
Golden Anniversary Jubilee at
which 35 couples, who have ex-
perienced their 50th wedding
anniversaries during the past
year, 1987, will rededicate
their vows in a special, ex-
citing ceremony. It will be both
a solemn and festive affair.
At the first such celebration
in 1985 we recognized all those
who had been married 50 years
or more. There were 106
couples who rededicated their
vows under a beautiful golden
canopy. Very few people in
this world have such privilege.
It was a gala, thrilling affair.
Now we hold this affair an-
nually for those who have
celebrated their 50th anniver-
saries during the past,
previous year and give them
the opportunity of reviewing
their vows and relive the
memorable day of 50 years
Beatrice Krisburg has
chaired this event since its in-
ception in 1985. Rose Medwin
has been a co-chairperson.
President Cantor David J.
Leon and Executive Vice
President Irving L. Krisburg
assisted in formulating this
unusual program for 1987.
If you are not affiliated with
another Temple, please con-
sider Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach.
Friday, Dec. 4 will be the
Annual Zionist Organization of
America Sabbath at Temple
Sinai, 2475 West Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach. Rabbi
Samuel Silver's sermon will be
"Reconciliation" Cantor
Elaine Shapiro will be in
Saturday, Dec. 5 Sabbath
services start at 10 a.m. at
Temple Sinai, Delray Beach.
For the hard of hearing,
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach
has available "Pockettalker"
amplifier for services. Please
request same of ushers when
you arrive.
Sisterhod Temple Sinai is
having an evening at Musican-
na, West Palm Beach, on Sun-
day, Dec. 6, for a dinner and
show, all gratuities included.
Cost $26 per person. For infor-
mation, 272-3845.
Friday, Dec. 11, Shabbat
services will be held at Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach. Rabbi Samuel
Silver's sermon will be
"Precious and Precocious."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance.
Rabbi's Wife To Become
Bat Mitzvah At Temple
Sinai, Delray Beach
Mrs. Elaine Silver, wife of
Rabbi Samuel Silver, will
become a Bat Mitzvah at the
Sabbath service of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach Saturday, Dec.
12, at 10 a.m.
Mrs. Silver, who directs the
choir at Temple Sinai, was con-
firmed at the Reform temple
of Bridgeport, Conn, in her
youth, but never became a Bat
Mitzvah. She will become one
of a series of adults who
undergo a period of study to
read from the Hebrew Scrip-
tures. She will be blessed by
her husband and receive a
special certificate from the
congregation's president, Mrs.
Leona Kaye.
The service on the preceding
evening, Friday, Dec. 11, 8:15
p.m. will include a pulpit collo-
quy with the five sons of the
Silvers: Lee, of Plainfield, Vt.,
Joshua, of Earlysville, Va.,
Barry, Boca Raton; Noah, of
New York City; and Daniel,
The public is invited to both
Kulanu of Temple Sinai will
host the last of the Jewish
Film Series on Saturday, Dec.
12 at 7:30 p.m. The movie,
"Symphony for Six Million"
(not about the Holocaust).
Tickets $4 per person, in-
cluding refreshments. For in-
formation call 276-6161.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
Series every first Thursday of
the month at 10 a.m. at the
Rabbi Samuel Silver will talk
about "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities" every third Thurs-
day of the month at 10 a.m.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai will present the second
in their "Musical Review"
series on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 8
p.m. "Outrageous" will be the
show for the evening. Seats
reserved, tickets are $6.25 per
person. For information,
Temple Sinai presents "The
Dardashti Family" on Sunday,
Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. The concert
features cantorial, popular and
Broadway music. All seats are
reserved. Tickets are $7 per
person. For information,
Temple Sinai will hold three
Hebrew courses. Intermediate
Conversational Hebrew, Mon-
days from 9 a.m. to 10:30;
Beginners Conversational
Hebrew, Mondays from 10:30
a.m. to noon; Prayer Book
Hebrew, Tuesdays from 9 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m.
The third Temple Sinai
Blood Donor Day is scheduled
for Wednesday, Dec. 21 bet-
ween the hours of 10 a.m. and
3 p.m. In addition to giving
blood, free blood pressure and
cholesterol tests will be of-
fered at the same time. Blood
will expand the blook bank,
giving the assurance that
should an emergency arise we
can request unlimited blood
supply through the Palm
Beach Blood Bank. All con-
gregants, their immediate
family members, and friends
of the community are eligible
to join our group. Pre-register.
Call 276-6161 for information.
Duplicate Bridge is open
to the Public at Temple Sinai,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach every Thursday at 7:30
p.m. Games are sanctioned by
the A;nerican Contract Bridge
League and master points are
awarded. Fee is $2.50 p/p and
refreshments are served. All
welcome. For information call
The Third Annual Holiday
Boutique under the auspices of
Congregation Beth Ami will be
held on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the
Mae Volen Senior Center,
1515 W. Palmetto Park Road,
Boca Raton (immediately
North East of 1-95).
Sure to be of interest to
many of the area's collectors,
is a fascinating selection of
Royal Carnival china plates
that will be sold at this bouti-
que for ridiculously low prices.
Each is a 9 inch size in
diameter ringed with 24K gold
and depicts an event from the
Bible. There are 33 different
scenes in all included are ar-
tist's proofs, all to be sold far
below market value.
In addition to great bargains
for all your holiday shopping
will be door prizes to be given
every half hour. From opening
at 10 am. to at least 5 p.m.
Fabulous food will be
available for lunch and also
sale for take home.
Free admission, plenty of
parking. Bring your friends.
Many of our well known ven-
dors, some returning for their
third year are A For Ac-
cents Handbags The Lucite
People LEARN Inc. Erin
Page Cosmetics Mirror
Creations Brown's Boun-
tiful Baskets Baubles
Bracelets and Beads Sculp-
toons (Custom Metal
Caricatures Soozan (hand
painted boutique items)
Designs by Jamie (Jewelry)
Michael Sue Jewelers Ger-
tha Reddy (Indian wares)
Jewelry By Rhoda and A
White Elephant Table.
For further information call
368-6470 or 482-2424.
December Holidays
Discussed On Radio
Interfaith Dialogue
The ideas and practices con-
nected with Chanukah and
Christmas are discussed on the
radio program called "Parson
to Parson," aired every Sun-
day at 6:45 a.m. on both
outlets of WEAT, West Palm
Beach, 850/AM and 104/FM.
The discussants are Dr. John
Mangrum, rector of St.
David's in the Pines Episcopal
Church, West Palm Beach,
and Rabbi Samuel Silver, Tem-
ple Sinai, Delray Beach.
The background of
Chanukah, which com-
memorates the first struggle
for religious freedom in
history was delineated by Dr.
Mangrum, who points out that
the story is told in the post-
Biblical Books of the Mac-
cabees. In the interfaith
dialogue, the rabbi asks the
rector whether her is troubled
by the "commercialization of
Christmas." In his response,
Dr. Mangrum says that since
the so-called commercializa-
tion involves the giving of gifts
and reflects a heightened spirit
of goodwill in the air, it doesn't
trouble him. He calls it a
season of "the Christianization
of commercialism."

Amit Women, Beersheva
Chapter will meet on Wednes-
day, Dec- 9 at the American
Savings Bank, Kings Point,
Delray Beach at 12:30 p.m.
Egon Kurz, a well-known lec-
turer on World Wide Topics,
will be our guest speaker. All
are welcome. Refreshments
will be served.
The B'nai B'rith Women,
Ruth Chapter will hold its
regular meeting Monday, Dec.
7, at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave. at 12:30 p.m.
We're planning a Chanukah
Party in celebration of
Chanukah. Bring your own
games scrabble, cards, mah-
jong etc. Guests invited.
The Chapter is having a
Fashion-Show and Luncheon
at Boca-Pointe Country Club
on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Dona-
tion $16. For further informa-
tion or reservations call Bob-
bie 495-1585 or Gert 498-3644.
The B'nai B'rith Women's
Chapter of Boca Raton an-
nounces the first in a series
called "The Cultural Ex-
perience," on Wednesdasy
evening Dec. 9.
Members and their friends
can attend a performance of
"The Chopin Playoffs" at the
Caldwell Playhouse in Boca
Tickets are priced at $18 and
may be obtained by calling
Norma 482-7772.
A v i v a Chapter of
Hadassah, Boca Raton will
hold its annual Hadassah
Medical Organization luncheon
on Monday, Dec. 14, at the
Boca Lago Country Club at
8665 Juego Road, Boca. Time
is 12 noon.
The ladies of the Chapter
will put on a fashion show
under the Auspices of "The
Special Woman located in the
Garden Shops of Boca. These
fashions are for the plus size
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion has built and maintains
Pediatric Services but at this
time the unit is being upgraded
and consolidated so that all
Pediatric Services will be
located in one area to better
facilitate health and welfare of
its patients. To name just a
few of this gigantic philan-
thropic services: bone marrow
transplants are being done;
sight is being restored by
researchers in the medical
center's Immuno-
Ophthalmology Unit; the
Burns Unit in the Department
of Plastic and Maxillofacial
Surgery is doing extensive
work in skin grafting and
surgery; and the ongoing
research of the Oncology Unit.
These are only a fraction of the
work done by the Hadassah
Medical Organization. And
Hadassah Chapters
everywhere fund this tremen-
dous work which is recognized
worldwide for its research,
teaching and patient care.
The Hadassah Medical
Organization is Hadassah's
health care arm in Israel. See
you at the luncheon. For fur-
ther information call Ruth,
499-6758; Gladys, 391-7995;
Gertrude, 994-1845.
The Del Pointe Chapter of
Women's American ORT is
plannnig a bus trip to Bay side,
then to Coconut Grove, on
Wednesday, Dec. 9. The trip
includes a show (lunch on your
own) for $25.
On Wednesday, Dec. 9 Boca
Century Chapter Century
Village West will hold general
meeting at 12:30 p.m. Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Refreshments program
60th Birthday of organization
and Chanukah.
Coming events:
Saturday, Dec. 12: Newport
Hotel, Show and Dinner. "To
Hollywood with Love." $34.
Call Florence 487-3920.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Saturday,
Jan. 2: New Year's Eve
weekend. Pt. Cape Caveral.
Party on Seaescape, Dinner
Theater, Meals, tips. $249.
Call Florence 487-3920.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 12 p.m.:
Card Party and Luncheon.
Jung Sing $7. Call Florence
Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.:
"Broadway Bound" Parker
Playhouse. $40. Call Florence
Friday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.:
"Steve and Edie" Sunrise
Theater. $30. Call Betty
483-0224. Call Betty ><83-0224
or Florence 487-3?r
Friday, March 18, 8 p.m.:
Mitzie Gaynor Show, Bailey
Hall. $30. Call Bea 483-1710 or
Florence 487-3920.
Sunday, Feb. 21: Marco Polo
Hotel, show "Touch of Class."
Dinner Prince Hamlet Rest.
$32. Call Florence 487-3920.
The Delpointe Chapter of
Women's American Ort will
meet Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Tem-
ple Sinai, 2745 W. Atlantic
Avenue, Delray Beach at 12:30
p.m. with entertainment by
The Children of Temple Sinai.
Potato pancakes and
refreshments will be served.
New members are welcome.
For information, call 499-2466.
Dec. 30, a New Years
weekend is planned at Lehigh
Resorts (3 days, 2 nights),
$200 per person covers bus
trip, all meals, entertainment
and fine hotel. Golfers $50 ex-
tra. Call Etta at 498-8799.
Feb. 8, noon, a card party
wiH be held at Temple Sinai.
Door prizes. Call Martha at
The Mitzvah Chapter of the
Women's League for Israel
plans dinner and a show at the
"Newport Hotel" on Sunday,
Dec. 13. For information,
Na'amat USA, Kinnerat
Chapter, is planning a
weekend at the Regency Spa
in Bal Harbour, Miami Beach
on Thursday, Dec. 17 through
Sunday, Dec. 20. Daily
massages, sauna, three
delicious calorie-counted meals
daily, two nightly shows and
entertainment. For informa-
tion, 498-1987.
Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewiah Floridian of South County Page 11
Reform Jewish Women Mark Diamond Jubilee
By Confronting New Challenges To Judaism
CHICAGO The National
Federation of Temple
Sisterhoods, representing
100,000 Reform Jewish
Women, launched its diamond
jubilee year last week with a
backward glance at past
achievements and a forward
look at new challenges to be
faced in strengthening the
Jewish family, the synagogue
and the community.
The 75th anniversary
celebration came during the
national convention of NFTS,
the women's agency of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, which met in
Chicago with some 1,000
delegates from Sisterhoods in
the U.S., Canada, Brazil,
South Africa and Europe.
Tributes and Honors
There were tributes from
Gerald Kass, executive vice
president of the Jewish Braille
Institute of America, which
NFTS founded, and from the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion, whose
president, Dr. Alfred Gott-
schalk, told of the "invaluable
and enduring contribution" to
the training of Reform rabbis
made by NFTS over the years.
Special favorites were
Steven Derringer, president of
the North American federa-
tion of Temple Youth, with
which NFTS has special ties;
and Rabbi Richard Hirsch, ex-
ecutive director of the World
Union for Progressive
Judaism, who hailed the role of
the NFTS in helping provide
funds for the vast new Reform
Jewish complex in Jerusalem
and for the moral and financial
support it gives to Reform kib-
butzim, schools and other
centers in Israel.
There were honors awards
to Sisterhoods that had launch-
ed innovative programs of ser-
vice to the Jewish community
and the community-at-large.
This year the Or Ami (light of
the People) Award for Special
Achievement went to Con-
gregation B'rith Shalom
Sisterhood, Prescott, Ariz;
B'nai Israel Sisterhood,
Sacramento, Calif.; Temple
Beth El Sisterhood, Boca
Raton, Fla.; Central
Synagogue of New York,
N.Y.; Temple Israel's
Sisterhood in Memphis, Tenn.;
and Temple Beth El
Sisterhood, 40 members
strong, in Odessa, Tex.
There were honors for
outstanding accomplishments
in the NFTS Youth, Education
and Special Project (YES)
Fund Campaign, and a special
tribute to the 51 Sisterhoods
that came together nearly 75
years ago as founders of the
National Federation of Temple
But as the president of
NFTS, Dolores Wilkenfeld of
Houston, Tex., took the
podium, it was clear that what
lay ahead was the real business
oi the convention.
What's Going To Happen To
The Synagogue?
Mrs. Wilkenfeld was candid
about some of the problems
confronting Sisterhoods
across the country "so many
women working, so many
single-parent households, so
many women new to Judaism,
so many opportunities for
women and pressures on
The real question, she said,
was "not what's going to hap-
pen to Sisterhoods? but what's
going to happen to our con-
gregations and to Judaism?"
she continued. "All the factors
that tend to pull women away
from Sisterhood also tend to
pull them away from their
synagogues and their faith.
The woman who is too tired to
come to a Sisterhood meeting
at night may also be too tired
to come to temple on Friday
night or make Shabbas at
"It is time to shift our focus
from trying to attract and in-
volve these women to helping
our congregations serve their
needs and those of all
women in the congregation,"
she said, adding:
"I'm talking about the need
for Jewish experiences for
their very young children and
their growing children, about
strengthening religious school
and youth groups by the per-
sonal involvement of
Sisterhood members. I'm talk-
ing about taking Judaism to
these women and their
families at times and places
and in formats that are
realistic and appealing, about
providing opportunities to
celebrate holidays and
festivals and lifecycles, rr iking
them easier in the home and
more available in the
For Women Who Have
Chosen Judaism Or Married
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hold dear...
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Mrs. Wilkenfeld continued:
"I'm talking about offering the
woman who has chosen
Judaism not just a year of
'Outreach' but a lifetime of liv-
ing Jewishly and about sur-
rounding the woman who has
married out of Judaism with a
support group of women who
can help her maintain her
Jewish identity.
"I'm talking about telling
the woman who is not married
that she is more than a 'single,'
and that she can be part of a
community of women. I'm
talking about showing women
who do have time in their lives
how to use that time mean-
ingfully, in the performing of
mitzvot," she said.
"In sum, we must get back
to the business of serving our
congregations because they
need us and Judaism needs
us. But to do it we must have
the participation of every
woman in the congregation
to be personally involved in
some degree but, if not, to be
financially involved as a dues-
paying member. To achieve
this goal, we must make
membership in Sisterhood an
experience and an involvement
that is significant to the in-
dividual woman and so to
"That is why we are here
to search out our sense of mis-
sion for ourselves and seek the
means to convey it to others;
to capture the essence of who
we are and what we do in ways
that will enable us to do more
and become more; to project
the vision and the action that is
needed for the future; and,
most importantly, to explore
the values on which that vision
and action must be based."
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