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markings on some 50 graves in the Saint-Herblain Roman Catholw cemetery near Nantes, western
France after they were desecrated with slogans calling for revenge for the Carpentras Jewish
cemetery desecration and insulting National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. AP/Wide World

Cemetery Vandalism Spreading
PARIS (JTA) An epidemic
of cemetery desecrations and
anti-Semitic graffiti has resul-
ted in the arrests of 12 youths
in France and West Germany
since last week.
In the same period, cemet-
ery vandals were being hunted
in Switzerland, Jews in Hol-
land considered measures to
protect their burial grounds,
and a French teacher was sus-
pended because he allowed his
pupils to daub racist graffiti on
classroom walls.
The destructive sprees,
aimed entirely at Jews, seem
to be a perverse reaction to the
exceptionally brutal assault
May 10 on the ancient Jewish
cemetery in Carpentras, in
southern France, which was
widely condemned by national
leaders and a majority of the
Two 19-year-old soldiers,
described as deserters, and a
19- year-old student were
arrested in Nevers, in central
France, after they were
caught painting swastikas and
racist slogans on the walls of
two high schools.
Three young Skinheads were
arrested for defacing a
Continued on Page 6
Shamir Gets Setback
In Coalition Attempt
Prime Minister-designate Yitz-
hak Shamir suffered a setback
to his coalition-building efforts
when the far right-wing Mole-
det party said it was breaking
off talks with Likud.
Shamir's perilously narrow
Earliamentary majority may
e further endangered by the
Knesset House Committee's
refusal to let Likud defector
A vraham Sharir return to the
party he quit in March.
A majority of the committee
voted not to allow Sharir to
leave the recently established
Party for the Advancement of
the Liberal-Zionist Ideals, of
which he apparently is the sole
remaining member.
Sharir, whose stint as tour-
ism minister in the 1984-88
unity government was marred
by criticism of his prolonged
trips abroad, was one of the
four members of Likud's Lib-
eral Party faction who set up
the new party.
Defectors were led by for-
mer Economics and Planning
Minister Yitzhak Moda'i, a
hard-line opponent of Shamir's
peace diplomacy.
U.S. 'Disturbed'
By New Battles
The State Department said
that it deplores "this senseless
tragedy, and we extend our
deepest condolences to the
families of everyone touched
by this incident," referring to
the killing of seven Arabs by a
former Israeli soldier.
"In the absence of a peace
process, the potential for this
kind of senseless violence and
spiraling responses afterwards
goes up. If we are to prevent
violence, hopes for peace must
be preserved," said Richard
Boucher, the department's
deputy spokesman.
"We are disturbed by the
number of casualties inflicted
by the Israeli army," he said.
2 St. Lucie Congregations
So. Fla Temples Desecrated
Jtwuk Floridian Staff Writer
Vicious desecrations of two
Treasure Coast synagogues
have sickened and outraged
congregants and residents of
two small, otherwise quiet
communities and prompted
calls by the Anti-Defamation
League for stiff penalties
should the violators be caught.
ADL officials believe the
incidents may be a sign of
increasing turf wars between
hate groups competing for
members and trying to prove
which has more hate-filled
Spray-painted swastikas and
slogans "Six million.
more," "Satan is a kike," and
"Adolph Hitler lives," were
discovered last week on two
St. Lucie County synagogues
located about 10 miles apart.
"Extinction is your evil
reward" was among the say-
ings sprayed on the walls of
Congregation Beth Israel in
Port St. Lucie. Five ugly mes-
sages and swastikas dese-
crated the white stucco walls
of Temple Beth El, in White
City, just outside Fort Pierce.
No other incidents have been
reported in the state, said
Arthur Teitelbaum, southern
regional director of the ADL.
But Teitelbaum called the
incidents "serious," and said
two state laws passed within
this decade will put the perpe-
trators in serious jeopardy.
Continued on Page 3
UN Force
Israel Strongly Objects
To 'Neutral9 Observers
GENEVA (JTA) In a pol-
icy shift, the United States
blocked the U.N. Security
Council from sending a team of
U.N. observers to the West
Bank and Gaza Strip.
But the matter was expected
to come up again when the
Security Council reconvened
at U.N. headquarters in New
In an extraordinary move,
the council convened here so
that it could hear an address
by Yasir Arafat. In his speech,
the Palestine Liberation
Organization leader urged the
United Nations to dispatch a
full-scale international obser-
ver force to monitor conditions
in the Israeli-administered ter-
ritories and "protect the
Palestinian inhabitants."
The United States initially
expressed support here for the
more limited plan of sending
observers to the territories on
a temporary basis. Its U.N.
representative, Ambassador
Thomas Pickering, told dele-
gates of the 14 other nations
currently serving on the coun-
cil that Washington would try
to obtain Israel's acceptance of
the plan.
But Pickering apparently
had received new instructions
by Saturday, when he told the
council that because the
United States had failed to win
Israel's assent, it could no lon-
ger back the plan.
Pickering, a former U.S.
ambassador to Israel, did not
formally address the council.
But U.S. activity behind the
scenes prevented the council
from taking what the Ameri-
can delegate called "hasty
action," according to diplo-
matic sources here.
U.N. sources said informal
discussions were being held
now in an effort to reach a
consensus decision in New
One possibility was
that U.N. Secretary-General
Javier Perez de Cuellar could
be asked to appoint a special
envoy to try to advance the
Middle East peace process and
to report on the local situation
in the territories. That would
fall far short of the PLO's
request to station a U.N. force
U.S. Secretary of State
James Baker, appearing in
Continued on Page 7
In Soviet
Semitism in the Soviet Union
affects only a small part of the
population, Moscow's Rabbi
Adolph Shayevitch told more
than 100 rabbis from 17 coun-
tries at a three-day meeting
Biennial Conference of
European Rabbis brought
together rabbis from Western
and Eastern Europe as well as
a large delegation from the
United States.
They discussed resurgent
anti-Semitism, the physical
Continued on Page 6
JERUSALEM Mayor Teddy Kollek
accuses the Greek Orthodox Church of
waging a "defamatory anti-Jewish cam-
paign" over the St. John's Hospice affair in
the Christian Quarter.
WASHINGTON Israeli institutions are
losing hope the United States will allow
U.S. companies to sell supercomputers to
Israel, out of fear they will be used to
design nuclear weapons.
WASHINGTON U.S. Jewish groups
are worried that they may have to absorb a
larger tax bite from Uncle Sam and local
governments in the 1990s.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 1, 1990
Joint Effort Slated for Power Plants
BEERSHEBA (JTA) Israel and the Soviet Union plan
to work together to produce low-cost, non-polluting power
plants, as part of a pioneering scientific agreement
between the two countries.
Polish Jews Convene in New York
NEW YORK Dr. Arthur Hertzberg, historian and
author, will be keynote speaker at the national convention
of the Federation of Polish Jews June 10 at the American-
Israel Friendship House here.
Czech Leader Discounts Racism
PRAGUE (JTA) The deputy prime minister of Cze-
choslovakia, Josef Hromadka, is well aware that racism is
often found at the root of a nationalist or religious
resurgence. But he is confident it will not occur in
Czechoslovakia, as democracy and a new national identity
emerge from 40 years of Communist rule.
Nazi Criminals Found Haven in New Zealand
SYDNEY (JTA) New Zealand confirmed that it has
received a list of eight Nazi war criminals who may have
come to the country after World War II. "If there are war
criminals in New Zealand, there will be no hole deep
enough for them to hide in," External Relations Minister
Mike Moore told Parliament when the allegations were
Australia Acts for Soviet Jews
SYDNEY (JTA) Australian government and opposi-
tion leaders are waging a passionate campaign to urge the
Soviet Union to facilitate the emigration of Soviet Jews by
allowing direct flights from Moscow to Tel Aviv.
N.Y. Public Library Gets Collection
NEW YORK (JTA) A collection of memoirs dealing
with the American Jewish experience and serving as a
primary source of historical and scientific information was
donated this week to the New York Public Library by the
American Jewish Committee.
Cost Of Living Jcwishly Escalates
NEW YORK (JTA) The escalating cost of living
Jewishly will require a shift in traditional attitudes toward
synagogue membership fees, tuition tax credits and a
redefinition of the Jewish family if American Jewish life is
going to survive in the next century, academics and Jewish
professionals said here at a recent conference.
Cardinal Warns
Of Backlash
quent and strident criticism of
Pope John Paul II by Jews
might result in an anti-Jewish
backlash in the Catholic com-
munity, the archbishop of New
York warned a Jewish audi-
ence here.
"You must understand the
backlash if the pope is attacked
and attacked and attacked,"
Cardinal John O'Connor said
in an address at the annual
dinner of American Jewish
"Catholics, even many who
are dissident to a degree, have
a deep-rooted fealty to the
pope, as you have to Jewish -
ness and to Israel," he
"If I seem to attack Israel,
instantly I am attacked by
many because of the deep,
deep loyalties. That's a two-
way street. That's the way we
are about the pope," the prom-
inent Catholic prelate said.
O'Connor attended the din-
ner to receive AJCommittee's
Isaiah Interreligious Award
for his work in Catholic-Jewish
relations. It was presented to
him less than a week after he
sharply attacked the Israeli
government for helping Ortho-
dox Jews acquire a building in
the Christian Quarter of Jeru-
salem's Old City.
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ROME (JTA) When Chief
Rabbi Elio Toaff nailed a
mezuzah to the doorpost of a
building in downtown Rome on
May 3, he inaugurated a center
of Jewish learning and scholar-
ship that has been the dream
of Italian Jewish leaders for
National Jewish Library and
Heritage Center formally
opened its doors with a cere-
monial gathering attended by
civic leaders and Jewish com-
munity officials.
Center, under construction
for over four years, is the first
national library and study cen-
ter of Italian Jewry. It houses
the collected archives, manu-
scripts and libraries of many
Jewish communities all over
Italy that either no longer
exist or lack the resources to
maintain the material.
About 25,000 volumes are
presently being catalogued
and restored. In addition to
the archives, there is a com-
puter room and an audiovisual
For Tullia Zevi, president of
the Italian Jewish community,
the center provides a chance to
use the Jewish heritage to
encourage dialogues between
Jews and between Judaism
and other religions.
"I think that this is a place
and an opportunity to build
bridges between American
and European Jews, between
Ashkenazim and Sephardim,"
she said.
The center has already
established "operational
links" with Yeshiva University
and the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America in New
York, and the Hebrew Univer-
sity in Jerusalem.
"We are looking for young
scholars to come and work
here, to create joint educa-
tional programs and semin-
ars," Zevi said.
E.C. Seeks
Parliament of Europe has for-
mally asked the Soviet Union
to permit an international
investigation into the fate of
Raoul Wallenberg.
The 518-member Parlia-
ment, which is the legislative
body of the European Com-
munity, headquartered in
Strasbourg, France, peti-
tioned the Soviet authorities to
place all of the archives related
to the Wallenberg case at the
disposal of an international
commission of historians and
Wallenberg, a young Swe-
dish diplomat posted to Budap-
est in the final years of World
War II, has been credited with
saving tens of thousands of
Jews from deportation to Nazi
death camps by extending
them the protection of the
Swedish legation.
He was arrested when
Soviet troops entered Budap-
est in January 1945 and has
not been heard from since.
She observed that "Rome is
a crossroad between the Medi
terranean and European cul-
tures: East and West, North
and South meet here, and not
just Jews alone."
Zevi noted that historically,
Jews in southern Europe acted
as a conduit between Moslem
scholars and Christian cul-
"For centuries, Jews in
Spain and Italy acted as links
between Moslem and scholars
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So. Fla. Temples Desecrated
Continued from Page 1
The ADL has posted a $1,000
reward for information lead-
ing to the arrest and convic-
tion of the vandals.
The House of Worship Pro-
tection Act of 1982 elevated
such crimes from a misde-
meanor to a third-degree
felony. The penalties can be
increased to a second-degree
felony carrying up to 15 years
imprisonment under the 1989
Florida Hate Crimes Act.
"When arrests are made we
intend to press for vigorous
prosecution and deterent sen-
tences. We want the perpe-
trators of these crimes to
spend some time in jail," Tei-
telbaum said.
The ADL has been closely
monitoring a rise in hate group
activity in the Treasure Coast
area for several years, said
Louise Shure, ADL's Palm
Beach County regional direc-
"We suspect they (the dese-
crations) are related because
the messages were very simi-
lar," Shure said.
Although police have not
arrested any suspects, Shure
said the desecrations may have
been the work of the American
Front, which is associated with
the California-based White
Aryan Resistance Movement
of Tom Metzger and the Skin-
head movement.
David Lynch, the 19-year-old
eastern states chairman of the
American Front is based in
Fort Pierce. Lynch reportedly
went to police headquarters
following the recent desecra-
tion to deny his group's
involvement. When he saw the
TV cameras, he reportedly
went home and changed into
his Nazi uniform.
Lynch told reporters he felt
Jews were responsible for the
desecrations and countered
the ADL's $1,000 reward with
a $1,000 offer of his own.
Just last week, the Dixie
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
applied for a permit to hold a
rally in Fort Pierce. Shure
suspects that the Skinheads
may not want the Klan moving
in on their turf.
"All these groups keep fight-
ing with each other," Shure
said. "They're all trying to
recruit. They all want mem-
For a period, Tony Bastan
zio, leader of the Dixie
Knights, had recruited Lynch
West Germany
Rightists Lose
Badly In Election
BONN (JTA) West Ger-
many's extreme right-wing
political parties suffered major
defeats in elections in North
Rhine Westphalia and Lower
Saxony, West Germany's most
heavily populated states,
which account for about 40
percent of the national elector-
ate. The Republican Party,
hitherto the most successful of
the far-right factions, took a
severe drubbing, as did the
neo-Nazi National Democratic
Party (NPD) and various
fringe groups of their ilk.
into his group, apparently hop-
ing to use the Skinheads as his
foot soldiers. A fallout was
suspected when the Skinheads
did not show up at a rally that
Bastanzio ran around the time
of Hitler's anniversary in mid-
Lynch has been associated
with running Hate Lines which
are becoming increasingly
The Jewish Floridian called
two purported "Hate Line"
numbers and heard a message
that began: "Hello white
America. You have reached
Hate Line, a production of
American Front."
Inviting the caller to stay
tuned, the recorded message
said this week's message
included an interview from
London with Paul Bernley,
leader of the radical Skinhead
band "No Remorse." Title
track from the group's latest
album "Blood Against Gold"
was played.
Other minor incidents have
appeared in the St. Lucie
County "area over the past
year, including markings on
signposts belonging to groups
such as B'nai B'rith and Jew-
ish War Veterans.
But the latest synagogue
desecrations dealt the cruelest
"They of course are very,
very upset, very disturbed,
very hurt," said Shure. "They
feel like they have been
stabbed in the heart person-
ally violated."
The Port St. Lucie congrega-
tion held a rededication cere-
mony earlier this week. The
Fort Pierce community sand-
blasted the hurtful slogans
from their walls immediately
after their discovery.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 1, 1990
Cardinal O'Connor Speaks Again
It was not enough for Cardinal O'Connor
to call the peaceful purchase by 150 Jews of
apartments in the Christian Quarter of
Jerusalem "obscene."
Now, he warns the American Jewish
Committee which honored him at its annual
dinner to downplay any criticism of the
Pope, lest a Catholic backlash develop.
The New York cleric is far off base in
both comments.
Mayor Teddy Kollek wrote the cardinal
that the O'Connor column attacking the
Jewish settlement in Jerusalem was "per-
sonally offensive to him. His Honor was
speaking for almost all Israelis and the
great majority of Jews everywhere.
While the timing of the move into the
Christian Quarter on the eve of Easter
was somewhat foolish, the right of Jews to
settle anywhere in Jerusalem is not open to
Christian and Moslem places of worship
have been protected with grwt skill since
the reunification of the Isr3r"i capital 23
years ago.
Cardinal O'Connor's call on American
Jews to withhold disagreement with the
Pope is foolhardy. When he pontiff
embraces Arafat and denies *v cognition to
Israel, and when he condon ;s the anti-
Zionist activities of his L- stern Rite
churches, he does a disservice to both
himself and to Israel.
Catholic-Jewish dialogue ai d cooperation
is welcome. But silence is too *reat a price.
Dreyfus, Carpentras
Affairs Compared
Cautious optimism also is the word to
describe reaction to the wanlon desecration
of Jewish cemeteries in Frai.ce and follow-
up vandalism in such diverse locations as
Britain, Quebec and South Florida.
The sight of more than 200,000 marching
through Paris Jew, Christian and Mos-
lem alike to protest the anti-Semitic
antics at the graves was awsome.
The unanimity of protests by church and
government officials to the "copycat" dese-
crations of synagogues and c- meteries is a
hopeful sign that bigotry anl intolerance
are not acceptable to thinking people any-
Just as the anti-Semitism >f the Dreyfus
Affair converted Herzl from assimilationist
to Zionist, the hatred of th- Carpentras
Incident may have shocked modern France
out of its romance with the r' >-Nazis of the
far right._______________________________
Letters iterant
Reunification Of Germany
As '
the }'
be d.:
vanif I.
rests a
and ;
a thr
e reunification of Ger-
approaches, history
; us of the deterrent to
eace by the Prussians,
liser World War I,
War II, and the Holo-
In approximately 40
he criminals and the
of the Holocaust will
d, and the guilt will
. The responsibility
ith history.
any, by it's dominant
is a nation of violence
>wer, seeking world
acy and consequently is
t to Freedom, Democ-
racy a/ Civil Rights.
Shot 1 the reunification of
Germa / become a reality, the
New ermany should be
devoid f arms, whether con-
ventio, -1 or nuclear, plus the
faciliti of producing and pro-
curing me, following the pat-
tern o he terms dictated to
and a- ered by Japan after
World ar II.
Gen .ny, a nation recog-
nized i r it's culture, music,
literat- e, science and indus-
trial ai men, could contribute
much t the existence and sur-
vival o jur Planet.
M.H. Salow
Boca Raton
Community Needs Reassurance
Against Battering
highly educated Jewish profes-
sional called me last week,
quite agitated. "What's hap-
Eening to our people?" he
lurted anxiously. Then he
proceeded to describe the
"Jewish condition today" as
he saw it.
Israel's government is in ter-
rible disarray. The St. John's
Hospice attempted takeover in
East Jerusalem by 150 Ortho-
dox Jewish settlers has appar-
ently angered much of the
Christian world. In France,
Jewish cemeteries are dese-
crated. In Haifa, Jewish
cemeteries are also dese-
crated. In Eastern Europe,
Arabs are trying to halt Soviet
Jewish immigration to Israel.
In New York, there is an epi-
demic of racial-ethnic conflicts,
during which a black lawyer
publicly chides Mayor Dinkins
that he is betraying the black
people and is "wearing too
many yarmulkes."
I have sat at meetings dur-
ing the past weeks with vary-
ing kinds of Jewish leadership.
By and large, they are good
and very dedicated people.
Their primary preoccupations
are with nuts-and-bolts issues
White House and Israeli
relations, assuring aid pack-
ages to Israel, countering PLO
propaganda, problems with
the Vatican, etc.
All of that work is assuredly
essential and has priority. I
take it that the assumption is
that if you resolve the tough
practical problems, the emo-
tional-psychological responses
of ordinary Jews will in time
take care of themselves.
But the Jewish community is
becoming a battered commun-
ity, hit from all sides by politi-
cians, government officials,
formerly friendly churchmen,
blacks, Arab and PLO fellow-
travelers. Like all battered
people, that condition requires
attention, a form of group
mental therapy that assures
Jews that their world, domes-
tically and internationally, is
not falling apart all around
That is difficult for some
bureaucrats, who see life as a
series of projects to deal with.
But the greatest Jewish lead-
ers of the past Louis Mar-
shall, Abba Hillel Silver, Ste-
phen Wise and David Ben-
Gurion intuitively unde-
rstood that need to reassure
Jews periodically and give
them a sense that we are in
control of our fate and destiny
and not increasingly its vic-
Rabbi Mare H. Tanenbaum ii inter-
national relations consultant to the
American Jewish Committee.
American Olim Reaching Out
To Help Soviets
takes one to know one, they
say, so it makes sense for
former olim to use their past
experiences to help recently-
arrived Soviet Jews adjust to
their new surroundings.
"We're trying to address
every piece of anxiety they
encounter," said Yoav Peck,
executive director of the Asso-
ciation of Americans and Can-
adian in Israel.
Formed in 1951, AACI has
19,000 adult members, plus
another 20,000 family mem-
bers. There are 65,000 North
Americans in Israel.
While AACI members are
offering to share their own
experiences and knowledge,
they are cautious not to domin-
ate the settlement of the new
arrivals, said Peck, who is also
chairman of the steering com-
mittee of the Council of Olim
Organizations in Israel.
"We know there are aspects
of Russian culture we know
nothing about," said Peck,
who was here recently to
gather support for the organi-
zation's efforts. "We only
want to offer our experience
and expertise."
With most Soviet arrivals
not ideologically motivated to
come to Israel, Peck warns
against not effectively absorb-
ing them into the country.
"They'll go somewhere
else," Peck said, adding it is
too early to tell whether the
absorption has so far been suc-
"I hope what we'll have is
thousands and thousands of
satisfied new Israelis," he
Most North American aliyah
took place in the euphoria
immediately following Israel's
i?67 victory in the Six-Day
War. The current Soviet aliyah
should be seen as an example
by Jews still in the United
States and Canada, said Peck
a native New Yorker who
immigrated to Israel in 1973.
"It's a graphic demonstra-
tion of what we've been saying
to our fellow North American
Jews. In Israel you don't read
about history, you make his-
AACI is working with for-
mer Prisoner of Zion Natan
Sharansky in helping to coor-
dinate the dozen or so Soviet
Jewish organizations in Israel
and to cultivate better under-
standing between the new
arrivals and resident, mostly
Sephardi, Israelis.
Peck said he understands
the resentment felt by many
Sephardic Jews in Israel over
the housing, economic and
social benefits being extended
to recent Soviet arrivals. But
the resentment is misdirected,
Peck said.
"Many of them were humili-
ated by Ashkenazi Jews when
they came here in the 1950s
and 1960s. Now, 30 years
later, they see a new wave of
Ashkenazim coming in and the
entire country is going wild for
Continued on Page 6

Friday, Jane 1, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
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ing festivities.
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Catholic graveyard in Saint
Herblin, near Nantes in west-
ern France. They admitted
they intended the act to be
blamed on Jews.
In West Germany, four
youths, age 17 to 20 and also
described as Skinheads, were
arrested May 17 for desecrat-
ing graves at a concentration
camp memorial in Turkheim,
in the Unterallgaeu region of
Bavaria. They were to be for-
mally charged in youth court.
Only two weeks ago, Jewish
gravestones were overturned
and daubed with swastikas in
East Germany, including the
stone of the late playwright
Berthold Brecht, who in fact
was not Jewish.
In Rome, Tullia Zevi, presi-
dent of the Union of Italian
Jewish Communities, warned
meanwhile that more anti-
Semitic incidents will occur in
In Switzerland, more than
2,000 people marched through
Geneva to show solidarity with
the Jewish community, after
the cemetery in the small town
of Yverdon was spray-painted
with swastikas and Stars of
cration of a Jewish cemetery
near Quebec City, second such
act in the province in six
weeks, has raised demands for
swift measures by authorities
to bring the culprits to justice.
Latest target was a cemetery
in Ste. Foy, a Quebec suburb,
where 31 gravestones were
cemetery in the northern part
of London has been vandal-
ized. But uncertainly over
when the vandalism took place
has created some disagree-
ment between two Jewish
leaders, both on the Board of
Deputies of British Jews. The
dispute centers over whether
vandalism at the cemetery in
Edmonton was a "copycat"
attack after the desecration of
a Jewish cemetery in France.
Continued from Page 1
and spiritual well-being of
Soviet Jews, and religious
Jewry's relations with the
European Community, among
other topics.
Conference, chaired by Lord
Immanuel Jakobovits, outgo-
ing chief rabbi of Britain and
the Commonwealth, was held
at E.C. headquarters under
strict security measures.
According to Rabbi Albert
Guigui of Brussels, its primary
objective is recognition by the
E.C. that it is the main voice
for religious Judaism in
Rabbis met only a few days
after the brutal desecration of
a Jewish cemetery in Carpen-
tras in southern France. They
took note of the horror expre-
ssed by European heads of
state and other leading person-
alities over that incident, and
said they appreciated the
demonstrations of solidarity
with Jews against all forms of
Outbreak of anti-Semitism in
the Soviet Union was a topic of
lively debate. The Soviet rab-
bis recognized as community
heads by the Soviet govern-
ment, Shayevitch of Moscow
and Chaim Levitis of Lenin-
grad, were reported to have
said there is not really an
upsurge of anti-Semitism in
the Soviet Union.
The two rabbis, who
attended the conference for
the first time, said that anti-
Semites are enjoying a free-
dom of expression they didn't
have in the past.
Guigui told journalists later
that "this gives more impact
to anti-Semitic feelings, but
the phenomenon affects only a
small part of the population."
Rabbi Max Warschawski of
Strasbourg, who lives in
Israel, wondered whether
"freedom of expression should
be given to anti- Semites.
Should freedom of speech
endanger people?" he asked,
stressing that "anti-Semitism
is highly contagious."
A resolution adopted by the
conference called on the
world's nations "to do all that
is within their power to pre-
vent all manifestations of anti-
Semitism and racism of all
It added, "At the same time,
we call on all Jews not to
overreact in these circum-
stances and to remain calm."
Na 'amat Council Honors
Top Volunteers Of Year
V?f.SLi.i supervision
AS*oirr of dade com j j#coM ommt^^.
Top membership award for
1989-90 of the South Florida
Council of Na'amat USA was
presented to Irene Racz-
kowski, president and Sarah
Kaufman, honorary president,
of the Beba Idelndh Chapter.
They received a special plaque
in recognition of enrolling the
most new members.
A second membership award
was given to Sophia (Tudy)
Winkler, president of the
Sheva Chapter. An inscribed
silver tray was presented to
Leah Benson, membership
vice president of the South
Florida Council. She received
the tribute for "outstanding
and continued dedicated ser-
vice to Na'amat and to the
Jewish people." Bess
Schwartz of North Bay Village
was honored as Volunteer of
the Year. She is a member of
the Sheva Chapter.
American Olim
Continued from Page 4
"It's salt in their wounds,
but the wounds were not
created by the Russians," he
Both native Israelis and
Soviet immigrants can learn
from the North American Jew-
ish organization's use of volun-
teers, Peck said.
"If Israel is going to face the
crunch of shrinking resources
effectively, we're going to
have to muster thousands and
thousands of volunteers," he
With the arrival of thou-
sands of Soviet immigrants,
Peck said, there has never
been a greater potential for
unleashing volunteer
"Every morning there's a
new phenomenon," Peck said,
citing the pre-Passover tele-
thon in which 17,000 Soviet
olim were invited in 12 hours
to sedarim by Israeli families.
Israelis from North America
are also taking an active role in
the grass-roots effort to enact
election reform in the country.
AACI recently delivered
40,000 letters from North
Americans to the Knesset
demanding election reform in
"There's no such thing as
accountability in the Israeli
electoral system," Peck said.
"There's not even a Hebrew
word for it."
ii jri
nDi-muLLin i
Lillian Hoffman, president
of the liana Chapter in Sunny
Isles, was given a plaque for
her continued outstanding ser-
vice to Na'amat.
Gert Aaron, co-president of
the Council, was chairman of
the day and made the presen-
tations. Margot Bergthal is co-
A panel discussion of "Israel
at 42" included Na'amat
national president Harriet
Green, Judge Steven D. Robin-
son and Col. Alex Levy, direc-
tor of the Israel Aliyah office.
Gerald Schwartz, president of
the American Zionist Federa-
tion of South Florida, was
Installation of officers and
board members for Dade and
South Broward chapters, con-
ducted by Felice Schwartz,
national board member, also
took place at the annual
Awards Luncheon.
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B 'nai Mitzvah
On Saturday, May 26, Abra-
ham Paves Donner, son of
Susan & Kenneth Donner, was
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Abraham is a 7th grade stu-
dent at Pine Crest School and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were his sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Donner hosted
a kiddush in Abraham's honor
following Shabbat Morning
On Saturday, June 2, Aaron
Porterfield, son of Sandra and
Dr. Lee Porterfield, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
As an ongoing Temple pro-
ject he will be "Twinning"
with Alexei Yuriev.
Aaron is a 7th grade student
at Pine Crest School and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his brother,
Adam; and granparents, Jean
Santull of Jupiter and William
Katz, Frances Caughey and
Owen & Mary Ann Porterfield
all of Michigan.
Dr. and Mrs. Porterfield will
host a kiddush in Aaron's
honor following afternoon ser-
On Saturday morning, June
2, Justin T. Wolfman, son of
Michael and Loretta Wolfman,
will be called to the Torah at
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
He will read the portion of the
Torah called Naso.
He will be joined on this
occasion by sisters Vikki and
Audra and brother Jarret as
well as by his grandparents
Manny and Mary Torres.
Justin is a student at Log-
ger's Run Middle School, and
enjoys playing golf and art.
On Saturday, May 26, Jaime
Margolin, daughter of Barbara
& Donald Margolin, was called
to the Torah of Temple Beth
El of Boca Raton as a Bat
Jaime is a 7th grade student
at Boca Raton Academy and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were her brother,
Lawrence; and grandmother,
Mae Margolin of Deerfield
Mr. and Mrs. Margolin
hosted a kiddush in Jaime's
honor following Afternoon
On Saturday, June 2, Adam
Matthew Greenbaum, son of
Fanny & Clifford Greenbaum,
will be called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bar Mitzvah.
Adam is a 7th grade student
at Boca Raton Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his sister, Sta-
cey; and grandparents, Adolph
& Jeanette Greenbaum of Ft.
Lauderdale and Eric and
Helen Goldman of N. Miami
Mr. and Mrs. Greenbaum
will host a kiddush in Adam's
honor following Shabbat
Morning Service.
Yeshiva U.
Office Moves
Yeshiva University has
moved its regional office to
Hollywood, Harry A. Gampel,
chairman, announced.
Address of new office is 4000
Hollywood Blvd., Suite #417
South, Hollywood, 33021.
Amit Women Aid
Soviet Aliyah
An oversubscribed free com-
puter training course offered
recently to Russian immi-
grants in Rehovot by Amit
Women is a major feature in
the multi-faceted program
launched by the organization
to promote Jewish immigra-
tion from Russia and to assist
the absorption of new olim.
On Saturday morning, June
9, Melissa Dobrin, daughter of
Robert and Nancy Dobrin, will
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah at Congregation B'nai
Israel of Boca Raton. She will
read the portion of the Torah
called Beha'alotcha.
Melissa will be joined by her
sister and brother, respec-
tively Sandra and Scott, as
well as by her grandmother
Ruth-Helen Bowe and grand-
parents Sydney and Ruth
Shapiro of Hudson, MA. A
large contingent of family and
friends are expected from vari-
ous parts of the country.
A member of the Florida
Future Educators of America,
Melissa is a student at Log-
ger's Run Middle School.
Active with and Treasurer of
the Beta Club. She plays the
piano and enjoys reading and
Friday, June 1, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Continued from Page 2
and Christianity. This is an
opportunity we would like to
offer here to resume multi-
lateral dialogue," the Jewish
community leader said.
As a step in that direction,
Italian Jewish students have
taken library training in Jeru-
salem and are current!1- being
trained at the Vatican brary
by one of its top curators of
Hebrew manuscripts.
"If we want to survive as a
culture, we must emphasize
dialogue and education," Zevi
There are 30,000 Jews in
Italy, but "people know so
little" about them. "Ignorance
breeds prejudice. We must
-.Hiqte knowledge," Zevi said.
She waxed enthusiastic as
she showed a guest around the
library complex, a former
machine shop a few steps from
the Jewish community head-
quarters on the banks of the
It was purchased by the Jew-
ish community years ago with
funds from the Lazio region in
the Rome province, and from
the Doron Foundation.
Rebuilt structure, designed
by Viviana Campajola,
includes a breathtaking cen-
tral room whose design evokes
the architecture of an East
European synagogue.
Room is dominated by a cen-
tral flat inner dome, brilliantly
painted by Emanuele Luzzati,
with brightly colored zodiac
Other artwork includes a
ceramic sculpture by Ariela
Boehm representing an alle-
gory of the mezuzah, which
decorates the entry hall.
There is also a large map
showing the location of every
Jewish community in Italy.
U.S. Vetos
Continued from Page 1
Washington on the CBS-TV
talk show "Face the Nation,"
said, "We would support an
investigative mission sent by
the secretary-general of the
United Nations to go check on
the situation in the territories
and report back."
But he said the United
States would not support an
observer team sent by the
Security Council.
"I hope that the Arab leader-
ship and the government of
Israel will both support" the
other proposal, Baker said.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitz-
hak Shamir, who appeared on
the ABC-TV program "This
Week with David Brinkley,"
did not mention an investiga-
tive mission. But he ruled out
either a U.N. military force or
an observer team.
"Such forces are not bring-
ing peace, they are causing
tension," he said.
Israel has rejected the idea
of any sort of U.N. forte in the
territories as an infringement
on its sovereignty.
But Israel's deputy foreign
minister, Binyamin Netan-
yahu, told the council here
that, as a gesture of good will,
Israel might accept a fact-
finding mission sent by the
secretary- general. It accepted
one in 1988, after the outbreak
of the intifada.
Western delegates who
asked not to be identified
expressed exasperation over
the American policy switch
and said their governments
would let Washington know it.
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