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Jewish Floridian
Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach
Iume6 Number 28
Boca Raton, Florida Friday, September 7,1984
Price 35 Cents
Struggle Continues
Agudah Role Looms Larger in Effort
To Form
New Gov't.
vor Yitzhak Wold hugging Phil Zinman.
Zinmans Dedicate
Building In Israel
Ihilip Zinman turned 80 in a
pial way.
nman, who with bis wife
ty and 18 relatives, came to
Saba to celebrate bis 80th
hday in style with the
pie of Yoseftal and Kaplan,
[two Project Renewal neigh-
hoods in Kfar Saba which are
orted by the South County
psh Federation.
nman, a veteran of Project
ewal, attended the dedication
ony of the Beit Ha-Evan
th Club which because of
an's generosity has been
"See what they've done with
these kids both in the choir
and the orchestra," Zinman said
after being serenaded by the
youth of Yoseftal and Kaplan.
"It's amazing that they've
been taught how to perform in a
choir and how to play in-
struments in the orchestra in just
a year," Zinman said. "And they
play so beautifully."
The highlight of the event or
so it seemed from the reaction of
the audience is when the choir
performed the Beatles' "Yellow
Continued on Page 8
Agudat Israel, the two-
man Orthodox faction in
the Knesset, has become
the focus of intense political
attention. Premier Yitzhak
Shamir met with the two
Aguda MKs, Avraham
Shapira and Menachem
Porush, at his office in
Jerusalem hours after
Israel Radio reported that
Aguda's former member of
the Knesset, Shlomo
Lorincz, had met secretly
Sunday night with Labor's
Premier-designate Shimon
Lorincz, who was dropped from
the party's Knesset list in last
month's election at the insistence
of some Aguda Council of Sages
members, is still reputedly the
most powerful single politician in
the party, with important influ-
ence over its spiritual leader,
Rabbi Eliezer Schach of Benei
SCHACH IS a key figure not
only because of his sway in
Aguda, but also because he has
spiritual authority over the
fledgling Shas Sephardic Ortho-
dox faction which won four Knes-
set seats in the Jury elections.
According to well-informed
political sources, Aguda was
close to striking an accord with
Labor a week after the elections
when Lorincz and Schach
stepped in to stop it. Porush and
Shapira are known to be closer to
Labor than to Likud, but
Lorincz, who served as chairman
of the Knesset Finance Commit-
tee for the seven years of the
Likud administration, is
staunchly supportive of Likud.
It may therefore have been of
some significance that Lorincz
met with Peres, which Israel
Radio described as secret.
Shamir, for his part, was anxious
to ensure the Aguda's position,
declining to join a Labor-led
Continued on Page 5-
3 MKs Departed From
Required Form of Oath
Three newly-elected members of
Knesset departed from the re-
quired form of the oath of office
when they were sworn in at the
opening of the 11th Knesset last
week, but Attorney General
Yitzhak Zamir has ruled that the
three must be regarded as valid
members of Knesset. But he
stressed that, in the future, new
members should adhere to the
principle that oaths be taken ac-
cording to the wording of the law
without change.
Under that law, each elected
Knesset member must declare, "I
undertake," after the full text of
the oath is read by the Knesset
secretary. Avraham Verdiger of
Morasha and Elizer Waldman of
Tehiya added the words: "God
willing." Rabbi Meir Kahane of
Kach added the words: "And I
will safeguard your Tor ah always
and forever."
Zamir declared, in his formal
opinion, that the three should
have been asked to take the cor-
rect oath at the time, but now it
was too late, and their oaths of
office could not be nullified.
pbi Richard Agler To Lead Congregation B'nai Israel
abbi Richard Agler will toad
regation B'nai Israel, an-
need Joel Nadel, president of
ne*ly formed Reform Con-
Ration in western Boca Raton.
P">i Agler formerly served aa
*iate Rabbi at Temple Beth
1 Boca Raton.
'native of East Meadow, New
Jaa. Agler WM ordained
I J78 at the Hebrew Union
I'ege Jewish Institute of
aon (HUC-JIR) m New
He received bis Masters in
n" L,terature from HUC-
LrSS York m 1976 and hta
^graduate degree in Political
U wT New York Univ-
m.still living in New York,
bb ifij WM th Aaetotant
1 at the renowned Stephen
rk ritVe*-.SynaKKue ta New
En.H y ^m 1978-1980 and an
fcm Philosophy at the
aTinn nuCoUe*e Schoo1 of
Ivstl where he taught
P* mov>nR to South Florida
in 1960, Rabbi Agler has held two
prestigious positions. From 1982-
1984, he held the position of
Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth-
El in Boca Raton where he had a
full range of rabbinic duties,
including pulpit responsibilities,
adult education, Bar-Bat Mit-
zvah classes and youth activities.
From 19801982 he was the
first full time Rabbi at Temple
Beth Shalom in Vero Beach,
Florida. During his tenure
membership increased 90 percent
and the Temple became a full-
fledged congregation for the first
Rabbi Agler currently to in-
volved in several Jewish organi-
zations including the Central
Conference of American Rabbto
Committee on Media, Liturgy
and Church and State. He serves
as Southeast CCAR Chairperson
of the Committees on Social
Action and Faith and
Spirituality. He has served here
in Boca Raton as the chairperson
of the South Palm Beech County
Rabbi Richard Aglr
Jewish Federation CRC Task
Force on Domestic Issues and as
an advisor to the South Florida
Conference on Soviet Jewry.
In addition, Rabbi Agler to a
member of the American Jewish
Congress, ARZA, the New York
Board of Rabbto and to an
honorary board member of
American Friends of Hebrew
University and Magen David
Locally, Rabbi Agler serves
the community as a member of
the United Campus Ministries,
National Impact, Common Cause
and as a Vice Chairman of
Handgun Control of Palm Beach
Rabbi Agler to considered one
of South Florida's leading
authorities on Soviet Jewry.
Following a trip to the Soviet
Union in 1983, he has been ex-
ceptionally active to the Soviet
Jewry Movement and has been a
prominent spokesman for the
cause, on numerous television
and radio broadcasts.
At ConereKation B'nai Israel,
Continued oat Page 11

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County / Friday, September 7,1984
Dallas Analysis
Support for Israel Was Only Casual
(JTA) Support for Israel
was not a central theme in
the speeches to the Repub-
lican National Convention
in Dallas, although the
platform adopted carries a
strong statement that the
U.S. and Israel are strate-
gic allies in the Middle
East. The same was true at
the Democratic National
Convention in San Fran-
cisco last month. Both
parties do not expect the
Mideast to be a major issue
in the fall campaign.
This is a good thing, according
to an Israeli who attended the
GOP convention in Dallas and
was in San Francisco for the
Democratic affair. He said that it
is a sign that United States sup-
port for Israel is accepted
throughout the country and has
become as much a part of the
American scene as "mom and
apple pie."
THE ISRAELI marveled that,
in a period of austerity, no one
has challenged the large amount
of aid going to Israel. In fact, it is
the support for aid to Israel that
has been used by the Reagan Ad-
ministration as well as its pre-
decessors, to get through Con-
gress aid to other foreign coun-
At a reception given by the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee in Dallas, one con-
servative Republican Congress-
man was overheard saying that
at least Israel is one country that
is willing to spend for its military
Israel was of course mentioned
in speeches during the first two
davs of the convention. Jeane
Ambassador Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick, the U.S. Ambassa-
dor to the United Nations, in a
speech, stressed that U.S.
strength is "essential to the inde-
pendence and freedom of our
allies and of our friends." She
listed several examples, includ-
ing, "what would become of
Israel, if surrounded by Soviet
client states?"
KIRKPATRICK also noted
that "the Reagan Administration
has prevented the expulsion of
Israel from the United Nations."
She said the deterioration in
U.S.-Soviet relations was the
fault of the Kremlin and not of
President Reagan, and stressed
that the American people know
that Reagan and the U.S. are not
the cause of "the denial of Jewish
emigration, or the brutal impris-
onment of Anatoly Shcharansky
and Ida Nudel or the obscene
treatment of Andrei Sakharov
and Yelena Bonner. or the re-Sta-
linzation of the Soviet Union,"
among other offenses of the
Rep. Jack Kemp of New York,
who headed the foreign policy
subcommittee of the Platform
Committee, stressed, "we will
strengthen our strategic alliance
with our sister democracy,
He also noted that "whether
we're upholding the human
rights of the steel worker in Po-
land, the South African Black or
the Soviet Jew, the voice of
America must be heard through-
out the world."
THERE WAS a huge demon-
stration on the floor for Kemp by
delegates promoting him as the
Republican Presidential candi-
date for 1988. Kemp is a favorite
among many Jews here, for his
strong support of Israel and
Soviet Jewry, and some were
talking about a 1988 ticket of
Kemp and Kirkpatrick.
Vice President George Bush, in
a press conference devoted to for-
eign policy, stressed that Reag-
an's September 1, 1982 peace ini-
tiative remains the "under-pin-
ning of our Mideast policy."
"We've made clear that the re-
gional people, the countries, must
want peace, truly want it in order
to achieve it," Bush said. "We
and our allies will try to help."
Asked whether it was not a
"shame" that so many Ameri-
cans lost their lives as part of the
multi-national force in Lebanon,
Bush replied it was not a
"shame" but a "tragedy" that
"Palestinian terrorists resorted
to that kind of cowardness to kill
young Americans." Bush was
referring to the bombing last year
of the American Marine head-
quarters in Beirut.
BUSH SAID the U.S. went
into Lebanon along with the
Outcome Doubtful
Herzog Gives Peres 21-Day Reprieve
President Chaim Herzog
has granted Labor Party
leader Shimon Peres an
additional 21 days to form a
government, but there are
grave doubts in the poli-
tical community as to
whether he will succeed in
doing so.
Observers point out tnat
Yahad Party leader Ezer Weiz-
man's agreement last week to
form a parliamentary bloc with
a Labor has not resulted in the
hoped-for domino process among
IDF Kills
2 Terrorists
In Clash

1 TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel
2 Defense Force soldiers killed two
terrorists in a dash in south
Lebanon, the army reported.
There were no Israeli casualties.
The clash occurred some six kilo-
meters east of Tyre. The two
terrorists had been carrying large
quantities of explosive and
sabotage equipment at the time
they were lolled.
In other incidents, a Katyusha
Z rocket was fired at an IDF posi-
i tion near Lake Karoun on the
eastern sector. There were no
other small parties. The National
Religious Party, with four
Knesset seats, and Adugat Isra-
el, with two seats, are subbornly
sitting on the fence. At the same
time, Aharon Abu Hatzeira,
leader of Tami (one seat}, also
refuses to join with Labor.
lined up 60 seats, enough to
prevent Likud from forming a
government. With Tami, Labor
would have at least on paper,
with Hadaah and the Progressive
List for Peace providing passive
support 61 seats, enough to
form a government.
Meanwhile, unity talks be-
tween Labor and Likud are still
bogged down over the issue of
Jewish settlements in the West
Bank and that of the Premier-
ship. Peres and Premier Yitxhak
Shamir meet this week
for a third tone since Peres was
given his original mandate by
Herzog three weeks ago.
Likud ministers have urged
Shamir to hold firm in the
demand for "rotation" of the
Premiership, and Labor nego-
tiators urged Peres to hold firm
in rejecting this idea. Labor,
following Weizman's swing over
- as well as Yigael Hurvitz,
leader of the one-seat Courage To
Cure the Economy is in no
mood to entertain the idea of
rotation, aa they may have been
prepared to do a week ago.
BUT ON the Likud side, the
argument is that Weizman's
move has not tipped the scales
fully in Labor's favor. Therefore,
Likud leaders ssy, rotation is still
a viable option. Significantly,
though, well placed Likud
sources were not prepared to
predict that Shamir himself
would endorse this view at his
talks with Peres.
Some indicated that Shamir
might be likely to agree to a unity
government under Peres so long
as Likud and Labor have an
equal number of ministers and
Likud hold the defense portfolio.
Rep. Kemp
British, French, and Italian
forces in an effort to bring
democracy to that country."
There are 10,000 fewer leftwing
Palestinian guerrillas, the reallv
extremes, moving around Beirut
as a result of that force," Bush
In other issues, Sen. Paula
Hawkins of Florida, co-chairper-
son of the Platform Committee,
noted that "whatever others may
do, the Republican Party con-
demns racism, bigotry and anti-
Semitism." She was referring to
the failure by the Democrats to
introduce a similar statement in
their platform.
Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld of
Kew Gardens Hills, in Queens,
N.Y., also spoke of this in his in-
vocation. "We pray that the evils
of bigotry, prejudice, racial
hatred and anti-Semitism so
strongly condemned by this con-
vention will be eradicated from
the hearts and minds of all man-
kind." Rabbi Saul Besser of
Temple Shalom in Dallas gave
the benediction.
MEANWHILE, while Israeli
officials are studiously trying not
to inject themselves into the elec-
tion after all they are having
enough election problems of their
own the Republicans are
bringing them into the campaign.
Bush, speaking to the National
Jewish Coalition, blasted the
Democrats for charging that the
Administration does not have
good relations with Israel. He
quoted Premier Yitzhak Shamir
as saying that relations were
never better.
A pamphlet issued at the Dal-
las Convention Center on the Ad-
ministration's foreign and
defense policy quotes Defense
Minister Moshe Arens as saying
in Washington last May that the
relationship between the US.
and Israel is "probably better
than it has ever been before."
Syria Wants Int'l. Conference
To Discuss Middle East Affairs
An international peace confer-
ence on the Middle East has been
endorsed by Syria. Ambassador
Dia-AUah el-Fattal said, in
response to a letter on this
subject from Secretary General
Javier Perez de Cuellar. that
"events that have occurred in the
Middle East region have
demonstrated that partial and
piecemeal solutions cannot lead
to the establishment of a compre-
hensive, just and durable peace in
the region."
The Syrian envoy added that
the main obstacle to lasting peace
was the "policy of force and the
fait accompli which Israel has
been pursuing with the unlimited
support of the United States."
The call for an international
peace conference on the Mideast
was issued at the International
Conference on the Question of
Palestine that was held from
Aug. 29 to Sept. 7 last year in
Geneva under the auspices of the
UN. It called for the participation
of all parties to the Arab-Israeli
conflict, including the PLO, the
United States and the Soviet
Union "on an equal footing."
Recently, the Soviet Union
renewed the call for an inter-
national peace conference, which
Israel, the U.S. and Britain
promptly rejected, saying it
would become a sterile propa-
ganda exercise.
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Friday, September 7,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Names in the News
Grossman Tapped for AZA's Award
B'nai B'rith Youth Organ-
ization has named Aaron Gross-
man, a Youngstown, Ohio,
businessman active in B'nai
B'rith activities for more than
three decades, as the recipient of
its 1984 Sam Beber AZA Distin-
guished Alumnus Award.
Grossman received the honor
during the organization's Inter-
national Convention August 16-
22 at the B'nai B'rith Perlman
Camp in Starlight, Pa. More than
400 teen-agers from the United
States, Canada, Great Britain,
West Germany, France, Belgium,
and Israel attended.
The Award, named in honor of
the founder of AZA, the male
component of BBYO, is given
annually to the alumnus who has
achieved national stature and
made "a significant national
contribution" to the Jewish com-
munity, the general community,
or his chosen profession.
The Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews has revealed that
Jacov Levin, an Odessa refuse-
nik, has been arrested. UCSJ has
learned that three KGB officers
arrived at Levin's workplace
recently and searched him.
Finding nothing incriminating,
they drove him away in an in-
famous "black maria," the black
vans of the secret police.
They took him to his apart-
ment, which they also searched.
They were only able to find six
"incriminating" items, the worst
of which was a Jewish calendar.
Levin will be charged for the
crime of anti-Soviet activities,
which carries a possible sentence
of 100 rubles or up to three years
of imprinsonment.
Levin intended to marry
Yehuda Nepomnishe, also of
Odessa, and Council sources
speculate that Soviet officials
carried out the arrest to stop the
marriage, because Levin intended
to have a traditional religious
ceremony, the first in Odessa in
many years.
Harold M. Jacobs, president of
the National Council of Young
Israel, had condemnned pro-
nouncements by secular and non-
Aaron Grossman is the reci-
PaT1 rltke 1984 Sam B*ber
"^Distinguished Alumnus
Orthodox American Jewish
groups which "attempt to dictate
to Israel's newly elected leaders
the basic policies and character of
the Jewish state."
Referring to statements issued
in both Israel and New York City
"which seek to intimidate Israeli
officials with threats to divide
American Jewish support for Is-
rael if that county'8 Law of
Return is modified to recognize
only traditional standards of
conversion to Judaism," the
Young Israel leader attacked the
tactics used as "deceptive and
self-seeking at the expense of the
entire Jewish people.''
Jacobs refuted the claims that
the change requested by Israel's
religious parties in the Law of
Return, which would require
Giyur K'Halacha traditional
conversion of non-Jews, would
have any meaningful impact
upon the support of American
Jews for the State of Israel.
Rabbi Stuart Kehnan of
Berkeley, Calif., was reelected to
a second two-year term as chair-
person of the Coalition for Alter-
natives in Jewish Education, at
the opening of the organization's
ninth annual conference.
The gathering, held on the
campus of Stanford University in
Dulzin Cites Economic, Election
System Problems as Pivotal
Z J*0" Dulzin, chairman
w 35 i-ewish Aency and
World Zionist Organization
Executives, said here only a
unity government could be
strong enough "to deal
Zm 8,Jrinent economic
Problems" in Israel. .
Speaking at the Saydie Bronf-
man Center here as a guest of the
Canadian Zionist Federation and
the Harvey Golden Institute,
Jwta asserted that the solution
01 Israel's economic impasse
"quired a reduction of "the
Present $22 billion national
widget by $1.5 billion at least."
THE OTHER major problem a
"^government must tackle
yjckiy l8rael,s tn^mktBi
2*" "ytem. He predicted
IT1 im two ***** we will nave
new elections."
.. Bgdn said Israel must also
o^ceJ>urJmUitary buto* *
.m k ard of Uving wch went
jPjy 20 percent during the last
,0Ur We cannotaFford it."
Referring to predictions that
un^iter,ty re*ime WW bring
^Ployment, Dulzin said "wt
unemnu very careful bout
""employment because we will
have to absorb some 20,000 new
immigrants this year and
therefore full employment is
"So is encouraging new in-
vestments and expanding our
exports,' he added. He insisted
that Israel's economy is basically
healthy and that the individual
Israeli had not been crushed by
inflation because wages are
HE SAID HE did not think
withdrawal of Israeli troops from
Lebanon was a "major problem"
and added that peace with the
Arabs would come "when the
Arabs will decide to negotiate
with Israel."
Dulzin expressed the hope that
the free trade zone, now in final
stages of United States-Israel
negotiations, would make
possible an expansion of Israeli
exports to the U.S. market up to
$10 billion hi a few years. He said
achievement of that goal would
solve all the financial and
economic problems of Israel.
Mitterrand on Visit
PARIS (JTA) President
Francois Mitterrand will pay ar
official visit to Syria before the
end of the year, according to the
leftwing weekly, Lt Nouvel Ob-
Palo Alto, was to continue
through Thursday. Some 2,000
teachers, principals, adminis-
trators, rabbis, social workers,
and camp personnel attended the
largest convocation of Jewish
educators ever held in the
western hemisphere.
Rabbi Kelman serves as execu-
tive director of the Oakland
Agency for Jewish Education, a
position he assumed in July.
Previously, he was assistant
professor of Jewish Education at
Hebrew Union Colelge Jewish
Institute of Religion in Los
With misinformation still "the
leading cause" of religious pre-
judice, Christian and Jewish
women especially feminists
lack opportunities to increase
their understanding of each
other's religion because they
have been excluded from inter-
faith dialogues, an interreligiouis
leader told the American Psycho-
logical Association this week.
At a symposiun titled
"Feminism and Religion:
Combatants or Allies?" at the
APA's 92nd annual convention
at the Royal York Hotel in
Toronto, Annette Daum asserted
that inclusion of feminists in
Jewish-Christian dialogues
"could foster a new vision of both
religions which will do justice to
the full personhood of women and
promote joint responsibility to
end oppression and prejudice
whether based on sex, race or
Daum is coordinator of inter-
religious affairs of the Union of
American Hebrew Congre-
gations, the congregational arm
of Reform Judaism. The UAHC
represents 770 synagogues in the
United States and Canada with
1.3 million members.
Over 400 students from about
30 countries including such
places as Iceland, Finaland,
Mexico, Thailand, Korea, Japan
and Trinidad, in addition to the
major western countries have
been attending the first semester
of this year's summer courses
program at the Rothberg School
of Overseas Students of the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Another 330 were expected for
the second semester in August.
They are taking courses, which
are offered for college credit, such
as the Archaeology of Jerusalem,
the Contemporary Middle East,
the History of Israel, and the
Jewish Background of Early
"There's a record enrollment
this year in classical and modern
Arabic courses," said Herbert
Wdnberg, director of the Depart-
ment of Summer Courses and
Special Academic Programs at
the Rothberg School.
The American Jewish Commit-
tee has begun a study
examining the differences be-
tween Gentiles who have
married Jews but did not convert
to Judaism, and those who did
They study, the first of its
kind, also comparing these two
groups with born-Jewish persons
married to Jews.
The new research, which is to
be completed in the fall of 1986,
follows two other ground-
breaking studies on inter-
marriage sponsored by AJC. The
first, published in 1978, looked at
the religioius, social, and
psychological characteristics of
intermarried couples, while the
second, completed in 1983,
focused on the children of these
couples. Both studies are con-
sidered the authoritative sources
on their subjects, and have been
widely cited in the media and by
social scientiests, family workers,
and Jewish community organ-
Both surveys were conducted
by Dr. Egon Mayer, professor of
sociology at Brooklyn College,
who is also carrying out the new
Harry J. Grady, chairman and
chief executive officer of Unit-
ed Technologies Corp., will
receive the Jewish National
Fund's 'Tree of Life' Award
Sept. 25 at the New York
Variety Clubs International
and Hadassah have just reached
an agreement for the Hadassah -
Hebrew University Medical
Center in Jerusalem to provide
open-heart surgery for four
children from the African-Asian
area, Bernice S. Tannenbaum,
Hadassah Medical Organization
chairman, announced to the
Hadassah national convention
meeting in the San Francisco
Hilton Hotel.
Since 1980, through its Variety
Children'8 Lifeline program, over
460 children from developing
countries have been treated in
American and European
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Reagan's Disturbing
Religious Convictions
American Jewish leaders are right to be
deeply disturbed by President Reagan's
pronouncement that opponents of prayer in
the schools are "intolerant of religion."
These Jewish leaders are joining a host of
leaders representing other religious per-
suasions across the country who fear for
the consequences of so dangerous a
statement as the President's. What Mr.
Reagan appears to be doing is to be
polarizing the nation along religious lines.
On one side, are the Fundamentalists,
such as the President himself, who stop at
nothing to impose their view of the role of
religion in American life on everyone else.
On the other side, are citizens of every faith
who look to the Founding Fathers of the
nation and the wisdom of the apparatus
they constructed to prevent just this kind
of maneuvering represented by Mr. Reagan
from interfering into the governing process.
Mr. Reagan's statement is especially
discomforting because it comes on the heels
of his Administration's intention to apply
an alien litmus test to the appointment of
future federal judges: those in favor of a
woman's right to free choice with respect to
abortion will be automatically barred from
consideration without respect to their
credentials in the law.
This adds special significance to the
statements by various Jewish leaders this
week sharply critical of the President.
Rabbi Alexander Shapiro, president of the
Rabbinical Assembly of America, was a
mite enthusiastic in his criticism from our
point of view when he accused Mr. Reagan
of "Christianizing America," since there is
ample evidence to demonstrate how many
thoughtful Christians of various
denominations are just as disturbed by the
President's loose talk about the role of
religion in America as Rabbi Shapiro is
Jefferson A 'Must*
But he is right on target when he
declares that the idea "that the state would
never arrogate to itself the right to make
moral judgments that religious leaders
struggle with is an essential infringement
on religious liberty" judgments such as
Mr. Reagan's that politics and religion are
It is beyond a doubt senseless to suggest
to the President that he do some reading in
the Founding Fathers on this issue,
Thomas Jefferson, for example. For the
President, such "trivial details" are beyond
either his interest or his time to read them.
And that is just about as dangerous as
any other idea he has come up with that
runs contrary to the intent and the word of
the Constitution itself.
But this is something the President can
understand and pay heed to: It is not that
opponents of prayer in the schools are
"intolerant of religion." Rather, it is that
they are intolerant of loose talk about the
meaning of America's freedoms, including
the freedom to privacy in one's religious
They are intolerant of Mr. Reagan's
arrogant attack on basic American rights.
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Volume 6
10 ELUL 5744
Number 28
Executive Director
Sooth County Jewish
I would like to share with you
insightful articles from other
media sources. To be insightful
one does not have to be affir-
mative, or for that matter, even
correct. One merely has to be
Hirsh Goodman, of the Jeru-
salem Post, is always a thought -
provoking journalist. I look
forward to reading his weekly
column in the International
Edition of that newspaper. What
follows is a recent article of his
that is most pessimistic, possibly
controversial but certainly worth
MEIR KAHANE'S election to
the Knesset was not aberrational,
but symptomatic. It is a result
not only of blind hatred of Arabs
in Israel, but also of blind Arab
hatred of Israelis.
It is not by accident that so
many of Kahane'a voters are
young, as are those who voted for
Tehiya. Because, if you stop to
think for a moment, what are the
young of this country supposed
to feel? They have been nurtured
in an environment of hate. It has
been one war after another with
constant opposition by all except
Sadat and a few moderate Pales-
tinians, most of whom have paid
with their lives for their
moderation. They have grown up
in an environment in which every
aspect of Israel has been at-
tacked, mocked and vilified.
No matter what we have done
in this country over the past 37
years, and specifically in the last
decade, to some people we could
do nothing right. It was Israel
that signed the Camp David
Accords, and it was the Pales-
tinians who refused to sit down
and talk. But it is Israel that is
considered the warmonger.
Hundreds of thousands of Isra-
elis demonstrated against the
war in Lebanon, but they, too,
were branded Nazis by much of
the world. Sweden's Premier Olof
Palme refused to meet with
Yitzhak Shamir because he had
been a terrorist, but had no
compunction in inviting Yasser
Arafat to Stockholm just days
after yet another Fatah bomb
had killed more Israelis.
For the generation that voted
for Kahane and for the firebrand
nationalism of Tehiya the "green
line" of 1967 is an esoteric
concept, just as the difference
between the 1947 partition plan
and the 1949 cease-fire lines is for
most of us. It is a generation that
baa watched the world's most
sophisticated weaponry flow into
the arsenals of our enemies, most
of it supplied by our brother
democracies, and understands
Rafael Eaton's arguments that
the retention of territory is vital
when Amman and Damascus are
only minutes flying-time away. It
is only too aware that with over
90 percent of Israel's population
living in an area the size of urban
Indianapolis, we have a perpetual
security problem.
KAHANE IS a result of an
understandable paranoia we have
developed. This is not to justify
him, but to accuse the Arabs and
our perennial critics of helping to
create him.
It is not by accident that he
received votes in Arab villages
and towns in the last election.
Nationalistic Palestinians want
Kahane because they want both
the polarization and the bad
Eublicity for the Jews that he
What have the Palestinians
done to prevent Kahane from
becoming the phenomenon he ?
Where is a Palestinian "Peace
Now" movement that I could
Rabbi Bruce S. Warshal
point out to my son in order to
persuade him to extend an olive
branch rather than a gun? Where
is the support of those countries
to whom the equal vote, unbiased
courts, trade unions, a free press,
and absolute freedom of ex-
pression are important? Where
is the encouragement of
moderation when it manifests
itself, as at Camp David? And
conversely, where is the condem-
nation of those who refused to
Why should Lova Eliav be
believed? Why should he be
regarded as anything but a naive
idealist, whose Utopian words
and hopes ignore the reality we
have to live with?
How can Israel survive as a
democracy which is what
those who ostensibly support us
want if there is no encourage-
ment for people like Eliav?
And for every Kahane in this
country, there are hundreds of
Eliavs. But unlike Kahane they
are disillusioned, for their
message has begun to sound
has come to mean being a double
apologist. You find yourself
having to apologize for a Jewish
underground, for Kahane and for
Sabra and Shatilla, as well as for
your liberal friends around the
world who have now joined Libya
and Burundi in decreeing that
Zionism is racism.
We have come to accept the
pariah status that has been
bestowed on us. We have become
hardened to the hypocrisy of the
French, who felt no need to
apologize for giving Iraq's
Saddam Hussein, who has been
described as a synthesis of Bis-
marck and Stalin, a nuclear
capability; of the Americans,
who went berserk over Sabra and
Shatilla, but felt no need to
question the killing of a score of
patients in the bombing of a
mental hospital during the battle
for Grenada; of the British,
whose newspapers were so harsh
about Israeli censorship during
the Lebanese war, when those
same papers were absolutely
excluded from covering events in
the Falkland*.
The examples are as endless as
they are sad, and even sadder
when one considers their
collective impact on the youth of
this country, who if one can
use the election results as a
litmus test of national
psychology have been driven
to the conclusion that xeno-
phobia is a justified response;
that might is right; screw the
world, before the world screws
So now we have Kahane, a
Jewish underground, Rabbi
Druckman and the new
vocabularies of Cohen-Avidov
and Rafael Eitan. Not only do we
have them, but they are
becoming more entrenched and
are acquiring more legitimacy
with each passing month. The
Jewish underground will become
increasingly acceptable each time
a member of the Knesset
demands an amnesty for them
and incurs no public or official
censure for justifying treason.
Kahane and the underground
will gain in legitimacy with every
rock thrown by a Palestinian
schoolchild on the West Bank,
with every new terrorist casualty.
And given the complete absence
of any conciliatory process
between Israeli and Palestinian,.
we can only expect more rocks
and more bombs.
once-Zionist-socialist country,
which now includes many former
active socialists, has been
moulded by bitter experience, not
political theory. The experience
has been generations of persecu-
tion culminating in the Holo-
caust ; the libel of the Protocols of
the Elders of Zion, and the blame
for the world oil crisis. It has
been decades of riots and war,
young manhood spent watching
their contemporaries being killed
killed no matter how left-wing
their views, how conciliatory
their philosophy, how pure their
How could one expect
anything but cynicism from the
youth of this country? And hov
can one blame them for cynicisn
when their every move is watched '
by the world with microscopic
intensity, while the Iraq-Iran war
that has claimed as many
casualties as Hiroshima and
Nagasaki put together goes
relatively unnoticed?
The message of the generations
that injected into this hardened
land a morality that gave birth to
the Kahan Commission is lost on
the generation that cannot
understand why three senior
officers are standing trial for
command responsibility for the
beating to death of a terrorist
who refused to divulge whether
or not he had left another bomb
on the bus he had helped to
Kahane's acceptance was
seeded by government ac-
ceptance of Ariel Sharon, and
continued official sanction of
everything that Sharon stood for,
regardless of his actions. Sharon
grew out of the Likud, and the
Likud grew out of Labour
weakness. And it all started in
1967, when almost every value
this country possessed was over-
shadowed by the imperatives of'
WHERE DO WE go from
here? On the one hand, we have a
new generation of young Israelis
going into the army or in the
army or just out of the army, who
believe there can be no com-
promise. On the other, a
generation of Palestinians who
have known nothing but oc-
We have a development of two
poles; of two diametrically op-
posed groups of people with
maximalist demands and a firm
commitment to force for their
achievement. And this is the next
generation of peacemakers >
generation that has been left no
workable framework for concilia-
tion but, rather, a legacy of
suspicion, fear and tarnished
Israel cannot win a war, for
each conflict, no matter how
victorious our armies are in the
field, extracts a price too high in
human and economic terms for
this country to sustain. Con-
versely, it is axiomatic that the
Arabs will not come to the
bargaining table unless they
decide that they cannot deal with
Israel by military moans. For the
youth of this country to retain itt
humanity and morality, and yet
at the same time project an image
of military strength, it has to be
supported by those internal and
international forces that believe
in those values and, by personal
example, make the alternative of
perennial violence in the name of
national self-interest abhorrent.
In order to preserve its own
morality, Israel in the name of
the next generation on both
aides, must dfnawd the same
morality from those who are now
bemoaning the ascendancy of the
extreme right-wing, but who
helped to create it by tbetf
unabating, blanket criticism ot
all Israelis even when Israel*
stood for the values our liberal
critics hold sacrosanct.

Friday, September 7.1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Pajje 5
Club for Elderly Thrives in Kfar Saba
NOTE: Andrew
Polin'is a South County Journal-
ist now based in Israel who is
writing a series of articles on
neighborhoods in Kfar Saba that
are twinned with the South
goes to meet and talk with people
as well as do handiwork, Bella's
life would be lonely. "Not good,"
she said.
"Bella said the club is very
good and that I am the mother of
County Jewish Federation under the club," said Drora ben Tsouk,
the Project Renewal Program. who oversees the elderly group
which has operated out of the
community center in Givat
Eshkol, a neighborhood next to
Yoseftal and Kaplan in Kfar
Bella is 73-years-old, an Israeli
originally from Rumania who
now lives alone in Yoseftal.
She has family, a brother and
niece, but they live in Netanya.
"Bella sits at home. The neigh-
bors come to visit," a friend said.
And she would sit there
alone and isolated if not for her
neighbors and a club where she
and other senior citizens go for
their social life.
"The club is my first home,"
Bella said with the help of an in-
Without the club where she
Now, however, Project Renew-
al with the help of the South
County Jewish Federation, has
opened a Club for the Elderly,
which will provide hot food,
medical help and numerous other
activities to keep the elderly
people here vital.
"To be with company and not
live alone," Eli Ben Gere,
manager of the Kfar Saba De-
partment of Social Work, said in
explaining the purpose of the
Young Judaea Youth Group
Coming to South County
Young Judaea announced that
it will start youth programming
in South County in the near
Young Judaea is an
autonomous Zionist Youth
Movement for American Jewish
Youth. It is the only national
program sponsored by Hadassah,
the Women's Zionist Organ-
ization of America. Over 10,000
young people are enrolled in this
program across the country. In
the Florida-Puerto Rico Region,
otherwise known as Or Hadarom-
Light of the South, 950 Judaeans
make up the largest Region in the
United States.
The Regional Director, Lisa
Synakwski, is a "product" of the
Movement, and has been in-
volved for over 10 years. She has
attended both the Regional and
National camps Camp Judaea
in Hendersonville, N.C., and
Camp Tel Yehudah in Barryville,
NY. as a camper and as a staff
member. Upon her return from
the Young Judaea Year Course
program in Israel, she became a
Madricha (leader) of a high
school age club, and eventually
her love for the Movement made
her the perfect candidate for the
Director position. Now beginning
her second year, Lisa and her
staff have decided to expand to
new areas, including Boca Raton.
The major thrust of the
programming is the development
of Jewish consciousness and the
cultivation of a dedication to
Zionism. Young Judaea is proud
f its authentic Israel-centered
program. The Movement gives
its members a rich variety of
Jewish experiences which will
encourage them to make a
lifelong commitment to the
people of Israel and the State of
Is Young Judaea just like all
the other youth groups in South
Florida? Definitely not! In ad-
dition to being a Zionist Move-
5*nt Young Judaea is Peer Led.
I he Ofarim (children in grades 4-
6 and Tsofim (grades 7 and 8)
STN led by high school age
Madnchim (leaders). All of these
leaders are required to be active
members of Bogrim Young
Judaea which is the club for 9-
Utb graders. Young Judaea
gj8 .go through vigorous
eaaership training seminars as
*el1 as monthly refresher
worses. Each leader's program-
"J closely monitored by
*" Coordinators and Robin
fjendelson, who is the Regional
^nvTeofim Coordinate? Also
"Product of the Movement,
2 ui a pre-klndergarten
gher at Nova University
*woI during the demand then
g to the Young JuSka Office,
*hich u located at 1110 N.E. 163
Street, Room 211, in North
Miami Beach. Again an example
of the love and dedication to the
Movement that most Judaeans
seem to form.
To ensure the effectiveness of
the educational programming in
the Movement, there are two
other professionals who work as
part of the office staff of Young
Judaea. Zeev Shafrir is the
Shaliach or messenger from Isra-
el who came here with his wife
Maureen and two children to help
encourage the chanichim
(members) to participate in
various Israel programs that
Young Judaea sponsors, and to
serve as an expert in Zionistic
programming as well as various
other educational themes. Most
of the Regions in the United
States have their own Shaliach,
but this Region claims to have
the beet in the country. Michelle
Rapchik is the Assistant Director
of Or Hadarom. She is a product
of the South Florida Jewish
Community where Michelle has
lived all her life except for an
eight month program in Israel.
She is a senior at the University
of Miami where she is working on
degrees in Psychology and
Judaic Studies. Michelle and
Zeev work together to ensure
effective and creative program-
ming in Young Judaea. The
bottom line is to implement
Zionism and Jewish identity in
the programs.
Judaeans believe that social
interaction with other Jewish
youth is important, but it is just
not enough. The Movement tries
to instill in its members pride in
themselves, their families, their
country, and their people. Most
important Young Judaea believes
that our commitment to our-
selves as a people is a highlighted
factor in convincing their
members of the elucid enemy,
This year, for the first time,
Young Judaea will bring its
creative educational peer led
Movement to the Jewish com-
munity of Boca Raton. The staff
members are very excited about
becoming part of such an up and
coming community.
For further information about
Young Judaea call our new local
number 941-2377.
The elderly in Yoseftal and
Kaplan pose a major problem for
Project Renewal.
"The elderly people would sit
all day on the corners of streets.
The people who could not go out
would sit at home in darkness
and loneliness," ben Gere said. In
Yoseftal and Kaplan, there are
several hundred elderly people
with another 100 in nearby Givat
Ben Gera said a major problem
is how to offer the elderly some-
thing to do from morning to
evening. "They need spare time
with something productive which
breaks the loneliness."
The project also has to care for
the elderly who cannot take care
of themselves. Bella, for example,
receives help to clean her apart-
ment because failing health pre-
vents her from doing all the
chores herself.
At the club, the elderly will be
able to do simple work such as
putting objects together for
which they will be paid. The work
enables these elderly people to
supplement their meager in-
The club also will offer classes
in reading and writing for the
elderly, most of whom can do
neither. At other times, the
Rumania's Rabbi 'Grateful'
No Extradition Move
Reported in Trifa Case
PARIS (JTA) Portu-
guese officials said that they
have received no request from
any country for the extradition of
Rumanian Orthodox Archbishop
Valerian Trifa who was deported
from the United States for his
role in the fascist Iron Guard that
killed thousands of Jews during
World War II.
Trifa arrived in Lisbon with a
short-term visitor's visa and has
applied for a permanent resi-
dent's permit. The officials said
"Portugal will apply the law,"
but added that for the time being
there are no legal obstacles for
Trifa's stay there. Portuguese
officials said they were unaware
of Trifa's Iron Guard activities
when they agreed to let him
enter, but that they will investi-
gate his past.
Since entering Portugal, Trifa
has denied any involvement in
the pogrom in Bucharest in Jan-
uary, 1941.
Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses
Rosen said that Rumanian Jews
are "deeply grateful to the
American government for having
at long last exposed Trifa's past
and expelled him." Rosen, who
began a campaign against Trifa
in 1961, also thanked the Ruman-
ian government and the Ruman-
ian Orthodox Church in Bucha-
rest for constantly backing the
demands for Trifa's exposure.
Rosen told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that "43 years
later it is legally impossible to
punish Trifa for his crimes under
the statute of limitations. The
survivors of Rumania's Jewry
now wish him long life, a life of
wandering across the world with
the mark of Cain inscribed on his
elderly will work on handicrafts
which later are sold at bazaars,
another way to supplement their
income. The work is quite good
and they make items such as
Challah coverings for Shabbat to
sweaters to household decora-
Other programs include a hot
meal for those too old or too ill to
cook, lectures on current events
as well as parties to help cele-
brate Jewish holidays.
Even with the club which is
a good start more is needed. A
major project that Project
Renewal would like to undertake
is a Senior Citizen Center.
"This project is important be-
cause it gives all the services for
the senior citizens in one place,"
ben Gera said.
Whereas the new building
which houses the Club for the El-
derly can serve only 80 people at
one time, the Senior Citizen
Center would be able to help up
to 150 people, and would have an
auditorium for cultural activities.
But money is the major hitch.
There isn't any for this project.
"Because of the money we
can't put this project on the top
of the priorities," said Shlomo
Yaffee, director fo Project
Renewal in Kfar Saba.
"If we had the money we'd do
it immediately. We have the pro-
grams, but we need money," he
Aguda Role Looming Larger
Continued from Page 1
narrow government, is main-
MEANWHILE, Peres, who
was given a 21-day extension by
President Chaim Herzog to form
a government, said a great deal of
progress had been made in the
first 21 days, and agreement "in
principle" had been reached with
Likud on several issues, namely,
the economic and religious imiim.
on Lebanon and on continuation
of the momentum for peace.
Peres said, "I'm hopeful that in
the coming three weeks that a
government will be formed."
A Labor source has told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
the Peres-Lorincz meeting had
produced no progress in terms of
Aguda's possible readiness to
help Labor set up a narrow gov-
ernment. The source said Lorincz
"did not slam the door," and
there would be further contacts,
but there was no cause for en-
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Philip and Betty Zinman accepting dedication scroll from Mayor
Yitzhak Wald.
Zinmans Dedicate Building
Philip and Betty Zinman with children of day care center.
Philip Zinman at 80.
Continued from Page 1
Submarine" in Hebrew.
To Zinman the importance of
Project Renewal is that it enables
the Sephardic Jews in Yoseftal
and Kaplan to advance in their
"The importance to me is the
rebuilding of lives, the teaching
of skills to the parents the
ability to better bring up their
children.'- Zinman added.
But this was Zinman's day.
"Thanks to these dear Jews
and to Mr. Zinman. who contri-
buted and are personally in-
volved in Project Renewal, we
can be proud of the enormous
development and changes which
ha\e taken place and still con-
tinue to take place in Yoseftal
and Kaplan in all area*. in the
ision of building, edu-
nal and social structure.
Kfar Mayor Yitzhak Wald
said in a speech during the dedi-
cation ceremony.
Philip Zinmans ties with Is-
have a long history, having
oeen planted, nourished and
strengthened in the days of the
Vegetables May
Be Hazardous
Caution: fresh vegetables may be
hazardous to your health, doctors
at the Haemek Hospital in Afula
warned in an article published
The doctors traced a so far
unknown phenomenon of toxicity
to an overdose of pesticides in
victims after eating a large
quantity of fruit and vegetables -
even though they were carefully
Israel Invited
The Rumanian government has
officially invited Israel to partic-
ipate in celebrations commemor-
ating the 40th anniversary of the
liberation of Rumania from Nazi
occupation, it was reported here.
late Pinchas Sapir, who was a
resident of Kfar Saba," Wald
"Kfar Saba has developed
strong ties of friendship with
South County," the mayor said.
During his speech Wald
referred to the Beti Ha-Even
Youth Club which has been
renovated because of Zinman and
the South County Jewish Feder-
"The stone house is used as a
clubhouse for youth who come
here to find solutions to their
problems," Wald said. "In this
house, they will find an attentive
ear, and people with professional
knowledge and ability and desire
to help and to assist, to guide and
to consult."
Wald gave Zinman not only a
gold pin with the symbol of Kfar
Saba, but also a scroll dedicating
the youth club in his and his
wife's honor.
Afterwards, Zinman comment-
ed: "This has been so exciting."
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County /Friday, September 7, 1984
Family Mission Has Impact On Children
"Israel is a land of striking
parallels and contrasts. It is both
a religious land and a modern
secular nation. It is the home of
the Jews and the desire of the
Millions have come to it, as
pilgrims and immigrants, to be in
the center of the three major
religions of the world, or simply
to escape persecution and to find
freedom ."
These words were written by
14-year-old Kevin Werbach, a
1984 UJA Family Mission parti-
cipant, as he expressed his first
impressions of Israel.
How did Reggie Devinski, one
of our Jewish children on the
National Mission describe what
he saw and felt? "... what Israel
has to offer the beaufitul old
and new city of Jerusalem and
the history of the country ... no
matter where the people at home
are they will always have a home
in Israel."
We all have probably grown up
hearing cliches about Israel
which we've blindly memorized
and repeated. These images and
sentiments expressed by our
children about their mission
experiences, however, are not
empty words void of feeling.
They are. rather, the honest
emotional reactions and res-
ponses of our children's experien-
ces as Jews encountering Israel.
In fact, we have found that,
although age will affect the
impact of Jewish understanding
and processing of an experience
throughout life, a mission tends
to leave a most dynamic im-
pression on even the youngest
child. A child's encounter with
Israel can be so strong that it
may actually exceed, if not equal,
the impact on an adult.
Eric Guyer, age 8, wrote, "I
love Israel for many reasons.
One, Israel is beautiful and two,
there is good weather. I like Jeru-
salem best because of the stone
buildings, the model of ancient
Jerusalem, the excavations and
the museums. We can help Israel
by giving money .. because
some parts of Israel are poor .
by donating trees and by
mailing little kids our clothes
when they get small. because
some kids don't have many
Would sharing stories such as
these with an eight-year-old ever
be as effective as that child
visiting Israel first hand?
Obviously, witnessing the dif-
ferent cultures and lifestyles of
Israel has left a powerful impact
on Erica, one of our mission
children a memory she will
take along with her for the rest of
her life. Here, too, lies the begin-
ning of Erica's sensitivities to
Jewish history and to the Jewish
people and Israel. "When you
have the chance buy products
made in Israel. Jaffa oranges,
clothes, food, toys and flowers
made in Israel help support our
Sara Emilie Guyer, age 11,
shows an understanding of
Jewish social action and res-
ponsibility in her statement,
"You should talk to your
senators and tell them you want
the U.S. to give more money to
. Israel."
The Jewish value of education
and teaching stretches deep
within our heritage, and through
an experience such as Mission to
Israel, gets transmitted to our
children. Another youngster
writes, WhatJ could do (for Is-
rael) is try to enrich my Jewish
knowledge and knowledge about
Israel. By dotag^this, I could
teach others wtnrff have learned
so they could pads' on the infor-
mation to others. .'
most exciting
able to
survival of
is not only
*y. Only
part of all t
actually feel
the Jewish
possible but
through the
our chidran
can Israel and Judaism flourish.
Each summer, the South
County Jewish Federation, in
conjunction with the UJA,
sponsors a Family Mission to Is-
rael. The purpose of this unique
Mission is to give parents and
children the opportunity to share
a meaningful visit to a Jewish
homeland together, to get in
touch with Jewish identities,
deepen Jewish roots and enrich
family ties.
The 1986 South County Jewish
Federation-UJA Family Mission
will take place July 4 through 14,
1985 in conjunction with the
Maccabean Games being held
July 15-25. For more information,
contact Marcia Needle at the
Federation Office 368-2737.
"I think a good idea would be
when you get home tell
everyone about Israel and that
you had a great time and what
you did. Then they will want to
go and help the country too."
(Erica Guyer, age 8.)
Sara Guyer (age 11) gives ex-
pression to the special character
of a Family Mission. "Show your
friends and family pictures and
tell them stories of this wonderful
Mission .. maybe even (get
them to go on one!)"
No Preference Voiced
The Council of Jewish Settle-
ments in Judaea, Samaria and
the Gaza Strip adopted a resol-
ution last week calling for a na-
tional unity government, but
refrained from stating which
party it preferred.
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Friday, September 7,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
ish Leaders Flay Reagan on Religion
kw YORK (JTA) -
(h organizations have
Inced in strong terms
)mments by President
at a prayer break-
Dallas last Thursday
fhich the President
^ed that those who op-
such expressions of
>n as voluntary prayer
>lic schools were "in-
it of religion."
ji Mordecai Waxman of
[Neck, N.Y., the president
Synagogue Council of
which represents the
and congregational
bs of Reform Conservative
)rthodox Judaism, said
ion is and should be a
commitment of people to
ind to their religious ta-
_LMAN ALSO asserted
Fthe state should provide
tmosphere within which
should flourish." But, he
"it is contrary to Ameri-
lition and to the interest
tierican society that the
Should take the obtrusive
which is proposed by
itely advancing religious
rting that political figures
lied upon to represent the
ite as a whole," Wax-
I declared that "to make
is representatives of
religious bodies is to
I religious affiliation and
lination issues once again
L-i.'ty which has begun to
le them." He said religion
en injected into the Presi-
campaign by both the
lican and Democratic
and that this had created
>n within America.
|bi Alexander Shapiro, of
Orange, N.J., president of
President Reagan
the Rabbinical Assembly, the
association of Conservative
rabbis, accused Reagan of
"Christianizing" America and
even reading out of the Ameri-
cand emocratic system those who
do not believe in religion or God.
Reagan's views are "totally
contrary to our country's
traditional separation of church
and state," adding that Reagan
believed "that politics and
religion are inseparable but only
providing that the moral man-
date expressed agrees with his
views." He said for President
Reagan, "if you disagree, you are
The rabbi said that this means
that religions which agree with
the President's views "are on the
side of righteousness," and he
called such an interpretation of
religion "dangerous." He added
that the idea "that the state
would even arrogate to itself the
right to make moral judgments
that religious leaders struggle
with is an essential infringement
on religious liberty."
[New York State Plans Trade
Mission to Israel In Dec.
lANY, N.Y. (JTA) -
fork State will undertake a
Trade "Mini-Mission" to
in December, State Corn-
Commissioner William
tiue announced.
e week-long mission, Dec.
will give New York
^acturers a splendid oppor-
to explore the profit and
'potential of the steadily
[ding Israeli marketplace,"
iue said. "We expect in-
[ in this mission to be brisk.
lilar trade mission in
aber 1983 was highly
isful, with some 23
icturers from across the
nsored by the State Com-
merce Department's Division of
International Commerce as part
of its continuing program to
promote and expand sales of
Empire State products through-
out the world, the trade mission
to Israel is being planned with
the cooperation and support of
the United States Foreign Com-
mercial Service, the Israeli
Ministry of Industry and Trade
and the American-Israel
Chamber of Commerce.
To illustrate the broad range of
sales opportunities available in
Israel, Donohue cited a recent
report of the American Embassy
in Israel, which points out that
"non-defense imports from the
United States increased to over
$1.5 billion in 1963, about 20
percent of Israel's total imports."
dolph and Rose Levis JCC
Program Guide Available
Adolph and Rose Levis
Community Center's
> Program for Fall 1964
|the mail.
i exciting programs ranging
^raphoanalysis to Slim-
".. Canoeing to Journeying
Jy: Tax Planning to
We Bridge; and much
JSP0" tm^a >"*.
>*U court and swimming
now near completion and
I heavy usage by JCC
nbers of the Center are
to use of the pool, tennis
basketball court, and
registration for most
"s and activities offered.
*re cultural presen-
h as the upcoming
a musical tour of Is-
li",8. Presented at Florida
p Unversity on Saturday,
Dec. 8.
"Fun for the entire family," is
the theme for the Center's first
annual Fun Featopen house now
scheduled for Sunday Oct. 14
from 1-5 p.m.
Enjoy swimming, tennis,
music, food, dancing, downs for
the kids, a tennis exhibition, and
so much more will be available to
all. It's not called a Fun Fast for
nothing. Parking has been
secured at Florida Atlantic
University off Spanish river
Blvd. Buses will shuttle people to
and from the campus.
It is a new and exciting season
that has begun and all are invited
to become members.
New members will receive
coupons worth $26 towards the
registration fees for most ac-
tivities offered in the new
program. Act now: be a part of
the Center.
Howard Friedman, president
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, said the "freedom and
tolerance" created by adherence
to the Constitutional mandate of
state-church separation "would
be severly threatened if the State
became actively involved in
religion in ways that Mr. Reagan
and his supporters advocate."
support not freedom to worship,
but the organization of prayer in
the public schools' which he said
would put "powerful pressure on
students to worship in prescribed
ways and would deter the ex-
pression of other authentic
freedoms. In the same way,
publicly-owned displays of
religious symbols put the
government behind particular
forms of religious expression and
ignore others."
Friedman added: "It is indeed
ironic that a conservative Presi-
dent would seek to alter Consti-
tutional principles."
Theodore Mann, president of
the American Jewish Congress,
said that the President's charges
betray "a gross mis-
understanding of our Consti-
tution and of the importance it
has in the lives of all Americans.
Does he really mean that the
dozens of Baptist, Episcopalian,
Jewish, Lutheran, Unitarian,
Methodist and Presbyterian
groups who have fought against
prayer in the public schools are
seeking to undermine the im-
portance of religion in our lives?"
Mann called this "absurd on its
He declared that the President
"owes an obligation to respect
the religious sensibilities of those
millions of Americans who take
their religion seriously and,
precisely for that reason, believe
that the place for religious prayer
and practice is in the home and
church and not in public
Adolph & Rose Levis
n Agtncj of ths South County Jewish Federation
336 Spanish River Boulevard, N.W.
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(305) 395-5546
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OfcC l\J
i ne jewisn e lonaian 01 aouin county r naay, September /, iy4
MK Pummelling
Kach Making Waves
In Wake of Prison Incident
Organizations In The News
The verbal and physical as-
sault of four Knesset mem-
bers by supporters of Rabbi
Meir Kahanes Kach Party
as they tried to visit Tel
Mond prison Sunday, and
the refusal of Interior and
Police Minister Yosef Burg
to allow them to enter, con-
tinues to make waves
throughout the country.
The four MKs Mordechai
Virsubski of Sinui, Bennie
Shalita of Likud, Yair Tsaban of
the Mapam wing of the Labor
Alignment and Mordechai Bar-
On of the Citizens Rights Move-
ment had announced their
intention of seeing whether
members of the Jewish under-
ground were getting preferential
treatment in prison while
awaiting trial. Kahane also
announced his intention to stop
the M Ks from getting in.
TARIANS contended that their
visit to the prison was a right
given them under Knesset im-
munity and did not have to be
coordinated with the prison
authorities or the Minister of
Police, although they did inform
Burg of their intention.
Legal experts, however, said
that the legal issue was not clear
regarding whether parliamentary
immunity allowed a Knesset
member to enter a prison without
prior coordination with the
Most held that MKs appeared
to be in error since immunity
referred to public places, not to
closed institutions such as a
prison. But the detained Jewish
underground members have been
visited by a number of rightwing
Knesset members, including
Science Minister Yuval Neeman
of the Tehiya Party, shortly after
they were arrested.
ski said that he and other MKs
would visit Tel Mond prison and
the Ramie prison where Arab and
other security prisoners are held
to compare the conditions of
incarceration. This time the visits
have been coordianted with the
proper authorities and the date
for their inspection had been
fixed by Burg and the prison
administrations for Thursday.
Burg again repeated his charge
that the four MKs were engaged
in a political and public relations
ploy by trying to get into Tel
Mond prison Sunday without
having coordinated their vistit
with the authorities. Burg also
said he was still awaiting a full
report from the police and would
give a detailed report to Abba
Eban, acting Knesset Speaker, as
requested by him.
When the four MKs arrived at
the Tel Mond prison, they were
surrounded by between 20 and 30
Kahane supporters, many of
them wearing yellow shirts with
the Kach emblem on them.
Among the demonstrators was
the family of an Israel Defense
Force soldier who was killed by
terrorists in the West Bank two
weeks ago. The PLO claimed
responsibility for the murder.
melled and cursed the MKs and
yelled "terrorists," "PLO
lovers," "we will smash in your
faces ... we will break your
legs." Police denied that any
physical violence had taken
place. Prison guards behind the
gates stood by passively as the
MKs were being pummelled.
After a half hour of tumult, the
Sharon district police deputy
inspector, Kalman Bronstein,
arrived. He later told Israel
Radio that he had plainclothes
policemen in the crowd and had
arrived as soon as he thought
police reinforcements were
Meanwhile, there was unrest in
the Knesset Monday over
Sunday's incident. Attorney
General Yitzhak Zamir was asked
to prepare a legal opinion on what
constitutes parliamentary im-
munity and under what con-
ditions it applies. Once the legal
opinion is ready the Knesset will
discuss the matter in its entirety.
Call person to person, collect;
(305) 655-8800
Or Write
Pioneer Women Beeraheeba
will hold the first meeting of the
new season on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Coffee and bagels at noon,
meeting at 1 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Savings Bank, Kings Point
Plaza. Entertainment will be a
Dance Group.
Temple Emeth will present
Concert Extraordinaire, featur-
ing pianist Pamela Martin, who
has performed with symphony
orchestras in the U.S., has given
recitals in New York and Wash-
ington, D.C. and she has ap-
peared as guest soloist with the
FAU symphony. This concert
will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9
at 8 p.m. in the Mann Sanctuary.
This concert is free to everyone.
Women's American OUT Cen-
tury Chapter will hold their next
meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12
in the Administration Building,
Century Village West, Boca. A
representative from the new Boca
Raton Jewish Center will speak
about the center and show slides.
The boutique will open at 1 p.m.
with the regular meeting begin-
ning at 2p.m.
Hadassah Ben Gurion Chapter
will hold a movie party at the
Delray Square theatre matinee on
Sept. 11. The cost is SI. For
tickets, please call Bea Keller,
499-4874 or Rose Jarcho, 499-
High Holyday tickets will be
available to non-members of
Temple Sinai. Information about
holyday seats and membership is
available by calling Sidney
Pearce. 498-1098 or at the temple
Bat Mitzvah
Michael Singer
On Saturday, Sept. 8, Michael
David Eugene Singer, son of
Rabbi Merle E. (Rabbi of Temple
Beth El) and Myra Singer, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Michael is a student at Boca
Raton Middle School and attends
the Temple Beth El Religious
Family members sharing in the
simcha are brothers, Jonathan,
Jeremy and Mark; grandmoth-
ers, Brenda Singer of Boca Raton
and Betty Sweet of Deerfield
Beach. Also present will be Rabbi
and Mrs. Eugene Lipman of
Washington, D.C, and family
and friends from Minnesota and
Philadelphia, Pa.
Michael is vice president of the
student council (1984-85) of Boca
Middle School, a member of the
National Junior Honor Society
and the Jazz Band. His hobbies
include saxophone and soccer.
Rabbi and Mrs. Singer will
host a kiddush for the Congrega-
tion in Michael's honor following
shabbat morning services.
office, 276-6161.
Temple Sinai announces "Ku-
lanu," the Jewish family social
group will have a social coffee on
Sunday, Sept. 16. Interested
families under age 45 are invited
to attend. For further informa-
tion, please call 732-5431 or 967-
"AMIT" American Mizracbi
Women Beersheva chapter will
hold the first meeting of the
season on Wednesday, Sept. 12
at 12 noon at the American
Savings Bank, Kings Point, Del-
ray. There will be interesting
talks on Israel. Refreshments will
be served.
Community Calendar
September 9
B'nai B'rith Integrity Council, 9:30 a.m. meeting Temple Sinai
Brotherhood meeting, 9:30 a.m. meeting Temple Emeth
Concert, 8 p.m.
September 10
Temple Sinai Sisterhood Board meeting, 9:30 a.m. Temple
Emeth Singles meeting, 12 noon Hadassah Association Men's
meeting, 9 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Boca Board meeting, 10
a.m. Brandeis Women Boca Board meeting, 10 a.m. S.C.
Jewish Comm. Day School Parent-Teacher Orientation,6:30-9:30
September 11
Women's American ORT Delpointe Chapter Board meeting, 10
a.m. B'nai B'rith Delray Lodge No. 2965 Board meeting, 9:30
a.m. Hadassah Shalom Delray meeting, 9:30 a.m. Temple
Beth El Solos Baord meeting, 7:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT Delray Board meeting Pioneer Women Beersheba
meeting, 12 noon B'nai B'rith Palm Greens Lodge Board
meeting, 10 a.m.
September 12
Hadassah Shira Board meeting, 10 a.m. Temple Sinai Board
meeting, 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Boca Century
Village Board meeting, 10 a.m. Women's American ORT Boca
Century Village meeting, 2 p.m. Women's American ORT Boca
Glades meeting, 12:30 p.m.
September 13
Hadassah Ben Gurion Board meeting, 9:30 a.m. Jewish War
Veterans Post 266 Board meeting, 7 p.m. Temple Beth El
Sisterhood, 10:30 a.m. meeting Temple Beth El Single Parents
meeting, 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Delpointe Board
meeting, 12 noon.
Religious Directory
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at
9:30 a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Evening services Monday through Thursday 5:16 p.m.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks.
Daily Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sabbath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class
5 p.m. Phone 499-9229.
Conservative Services at Carteret Savings and Loan Asso-
ciation Office, West Atlantic, corner Carter Road, Delray Beach.
Fridays, 8 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat, Saturdays, 9 a.m. and
Kiddush. Edward Dorfman, President 499-6687. Temple
Office 14600 Cumberland Drive, Delray Beach, Fla. 33446,
Phone 495-0466.
S? S'Wof h Avenue- Boca Raton, Fla. 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 Shabbath Service at 8 p.m. 2nd
rnday of each month. F
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, Fla. 33434.
Conservative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-
5557. Joseph M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 33445.
Conservative. Phone: 498-3536. Naftary A. Linkovaky,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45
a.m., Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 W. Atlantic Ave (between Congress Ave. and Barwich
Road), Delray Beach Fla. 33445. Reform. Sabbath eve
^rvices rnday at 8:16p.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver, President
Samuel Rothstein, phone 276-6161.
ZSLSrtE "frVSe8Jhey at ** Teeca Country Club
Auditonunv Yamato Road, Boca Raton, every Friday. 7:30
Services at Center for Group CounselinR. 22446 Boca Rio Road.
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler.
Sabbath Services-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:16 a.m.
S^paiw0hd" *"* *** 1(rSoca *-FL

'Silent no mote'
Soviet Jewry update
Friday, September 7,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Beth Shalom of Boca Raton
Women's Merit Luncheon
a two-day trial,
[guilty of "draft evasion"
ptenced to two years, thus
tting the possibility of
jation to Israel in the near
[for him and his family. It
presently clear whether
ndr's sentence is to be
in a labor camp or in
jiayed by Yakir's con-
n, 34 Jewish and Christian
and representatives of
and human rights organ-
cabled Soviet officials,
ling President Konstantin
lenko, urging them to
Id the decision and allow the
j to emigrate to Israel. The
on also telegraphed Presi-
[Reagan, Walter Mondale
ecretary of State George
\, urging their intervention.
nrding to Rabbi David
ftein, co-editor of the Union
nerican Hebrew Congre-
ss Religious Action Center,
ad coalition "reflects a
[of urgency regarding the
lified persecution of Jewish
Bident Reagan, called the
trial "part of the Soviet
of increased harass-
of foreigners and Soviet
^s," and expressed concern
this may really be intended
|arning to refuseniks to stay
from dissidents and
Iter Mondale, in protesting
<'a "cruel and inhuman
ent,' urged the Soviets "to
restrictions imposed upon
and end the campaign of
sment. intimidation and
irnment-sponsored anti-
p U.S.-initiated changes in
regulations aimed at
Soviet disruption of
Rational mail were approved
I Universal Postal Union
ess in Hamburg.
kong other things, the
Itions will require clearer
|age regarding prohibited
rials, description of seized
kges and stated reasons for
I interception. Also approved
I proposals ensuring proper
ling of registered mail and
le of delivery forms.
1 major problem is the fact
[although the UPU seta
Rational postal law, it has no
p of enforcing its own
Btions. Dennis Delehanty, a
ta- of the U.S. team in
burg, noted that the Soviet
Iture on the amended postal
|er does not guarantee
Niance. "They signed the
jm accords, but they didn't
| much," he charged.
1 move for new regulations
J action by the Congress
by Rep. Benjamin A.
. The Soviets
ned GUrasns activities
Punterattacked by charging
U.S. is "responsible for
"1 normal mail traffic."
[00-day round-robin hunger
twain, who was sent to a
JSFJ*"**' wntfaw*.
*mf his wife, TATYANA,
** Placed under KGB
"mce She has protested to
Pfvfet Ministry of the
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on him, because he "does not
meet his work quota." A doctor
claimed Anatoly's health is fine,
insisting it is "really a problem of
nerves." IOSIF BEGUN,
hospitalized in Vsesviatsk, is
described as "very thin"
following his recent hunger
strike. The report of Iosif's
condition came from the Perm
layer who met with him on Aug.
7, at the request of INN A
KHOLMIANSKY remains under
arrest on alleged charges of
"minor hooliganism" and will
reportedly go to trial on Aug. 23.
Depending on the extremity of
the charge, which remains un-
clear, Kholmiansky faces a
maximum sentence ranging from
one to five years.
Activists in the Soviet Union
and in Israel are planning a
hunger strike on behalf of the 34-
year-old Muscovite. A Hebrew
teacher, Kholmiansky is among
the "Hazor Teshuvah," a group
of young Soviet Jews who have
returned to traditional Judaism.
He and his brother, Mikhail, have
been waiting over five years to
repatriate to Israel.
Testifying before the Republi-
can National Committee in
Dallas, Herbert "Buddy"
Rosen thai, a member of the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry Board of Governors, urged
our government to broaden its
role on behalf of Soviet Jewry.
Rosenthal stressed that the issue
is "not just a 'Jewish' or
'Western' Issue."
Among the specific problems
Rosenthal addressed was the
non-delivery of mail to Soviet
citizens, citing such action as a
"violation of international norms
and law" which should be
"pursued by the international
He was joined by William
Keyserling, NCSJ Washington
Director, and Marshall Brach-
man of Fort Worth, also s
member of the NCSJ's Board of
The Dedication Service of
Congregation B'nai Israel
Over 250 people attended the
first service of Congregation
B'nai Israel on Friday evening
Aug. 10, held at the synagogue's
temporary home, located at Boca
Rio Road in Boca Raton.
As of the first service, this new
Reform Congregation numbers
approximately 90 families. "We
are creating community, provid-
ing a religious alternative and al-
lowing people to have a say in
shaping their Jewish future,"
said Rabbi Richard Agler in his
sermon on Friday evening. "Con-
gregation B'nai Israel will be a
fountainhead of Living
Judaism." The definition of
Living Judaism according to
Rabbi Agler is "the congregation
participating in the presentation
of the services." The members
are therefore encouraged to not
only take part in the service but
to contribute their own ideas and
talents as well.
In addition the synagogue has
decided to create "a joyful and
singing congregation as opposed
to a passive and listening one."
The members have chosen to join
JCS To Sponsor Course
At Atlantic University
The Jewish Chautauqua Soci-
ety (JCS) will fund a Judaism
course at Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity in Boca Raton this fall
under the direction of Boca Raton
Rabbi Merle Singer.
JCS, in addition to endowing
courses, assigns rabbinic lec-
turers to csimwises, donates
books of Judaic* to libraries, dis-
tributes a large Una collection,
and sponsors Institutes for
Christian Clergy in its goal of im-
proved interfaith relations.
Chautauqua is the educational
arm of the National Federation of
Temple Brotherhoods, which is
comprised of 600 Temple Broth-
erhoods with over 70,000 mem-
bers in the United States,
Canada, and abroad. It is affi-
liated with the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations,
parent body of Reform Judaism.
Singer, spiritual leader of Tem-
ple Beth El since 1978, will teach
"History of the Jewish People",
in his seventh year at Florida At-\
He is a Board of Directors
In support of Boca Raton
Temple Beth Shalom's pre-
Holydays campaign for Building
Fund gift-giving, a joint drive of
Temple leaders and leaders of the
Temple Sisterhood has been
launched to involve women
members and friends in the
For a kick-off event, a luncheon
has been arranged for Sunday,
Sept. 9, 11 a.m. at the Lakeside
Holiday Inn in Boca Raton.
Increasingly, the Jewish
women of Century Village West
have been a potent force in the
community, in Temple service,
administration and social acti-
have been invited as luncheon
guests and are being solicited to
pledge building fund contribu-
tions from a minimum of $100 to
Rabbi Donald Crain and
President Reuben Saltzman will
address the luncheon guests.
For details and reservations
contact Belle Lupa at 482-5177,
Sylvia Lowe at 482-7011 or Ann
Saltzman at 482-9008.
Friends of Tel Aviv University
Appoints New Staff Associate
with the Cantor, rather than be
led by him.
Rabbi Agler described the feel-
ings of the synagogue on this
historic occasion in this way:
"The birth of a holy congregation
occurs once Our moment has
come ... If we will it, it is no
Rabbi Agler announced that
the new Reform congregation in
Boca Raton, will be sponsoring a
full-service religious school
starting in September.
A variety of classes will be
held, including Hebrew School
for grades 4 through Bar-Bat
Mitzvah, Pre-Bar-Bat Mitzvah
Preparatory Classes and religious
school for grades 1 through Con-
firmation. Adult Education and
Pre-School playgroups will also
be offered.
Classes will be held at the Cen-
ter for Group Counseling, located
in Boca Raton at 22445 Boca Rio
Road. To register for classes or
for more information, please con-
tact Rabbi Richard Agler at 392-
It was announced that Solo-
mon Moskowitz of Century Vil-
lage West has been appointed as
a Staff Associate of the Boca
Raton Chapter of the American
Friends of Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Moskowitz will be coordina-
ting the Chapter's new Century
Village Division, The announce-
ment was made by Lauren
Azoulai, Executive Director of
the Chapter. The Chapter Chair-
man is James H. Nobil.
Mr. Moskowitz, formerly of
Valley Stream, N.Y. has been a
resident of Century Village West,
Boca Raton, for two years. His
professional background was in
the area of secondary education,
both as s teacher and adminis-
trator in the New York City
Schools and Jewish educational
institutions in the New York
area. Moskowitz has also written
several educational Hebrew
texts. He received his education
at the Teachers Institute of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America and City College of New
As an active Zionist, Sol
Moskowitz has been a member of
the Zionist Organization of
America (ZOA) and the Farband
Labor Zionist Organization. Re-
cently, he and his wife Gertrude,
have been instrumental in orga-
nizing a chapter of the ZOA in
Century Village. In addition, the
energetic Sol Moskowitz finds
time to teach courses in Yiddish
Conversation and Jewish Humor
under the sponsorship of
Horizons Unlimited of the South
County Neighborhood Center.
These courses take place at
Florida Atlantic University.
Sol and Gertrude Moskowitz,
who have two children and four
grandchildren, recently returned
from their eighth trip to Israel
where they participated in a ZOA
seminar. For further information
about the new Century Village
Division of the American Friends
of Tel Aviv University, call Sol
Moskowitz at 483-3076.
Rabbi Richard Agler to Lead
Congregation B'nai Israel
Continued from Page 1-
besides leading services on
Friday nights and Saturday
mornings, Rabbi Agler will teach
the Bar-Bat Mitzvah students,
the Confirmation class and serve
as a consultant to The School For
Living Judaism, Congregation
B'nai Israel's religious school. He
will also teach adult education
courses: his first course,
scheduled for the autumn is
entitled, "What Is It All About
Judaism," which will be a
survey of the central teachings of
the Jewish faith.
According to Mr. Nadel, "We
are fortunate as a new congre-
gation to have obtained someone
of Rabbi Agler's stature. He is
well known within the com-
munity and brings to this
position youth, exhuberance and
States Rabbi Agler, "I am
excited by the challenge of
creating a new congregation.
Most Jewish families who arrive
in Boca Raton have left behind
family, friends and roots. We are
here to sink new roots together,
to build a Jewish community and
a Jewish future for ourselves and
our children. The Passover
Hagaddah invites: All who are
hungry to come and eat. We say,
'All who seek a living Judaism,
come and join as we celebrate and
build.' "
member of the Association of
Florida United Way, United Way
of South Palm Beach County,
United Camp Ministries of
Florida Atlantic, the Education
Foundation of Palm Beach
County, and the South County
Jewish Federation.
Singer is s member of the Cen-
tral Conference of American
Rabbis the Clergy Association of
Greater Boca Raton, the Palm
Beach Board of Rabbis, the
Greater Boca Raton Board of
Rabbis, the Association of
Reform Zionists of America, and
the Rabbinic Board of Alumni
Overseers of Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Jewish Institute of Religion
Rabbi Singer was ordained In
1966 at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati,
earning Bachelor and Master of
Hebrew Letters degrees while in
attendance. In 1978, Gwynedd-
Mercy College in Pennsylvania
awarded him an honorary Doctor
of Humane Letters degree.
Prior to his current position,
Singer served pulpits in Wash-
ington, DC. and Philadelphia.
Tel Aviv Adopts Plan For
Commuter Rail Service
Tel Aviv municipaBty has
adopted in principle a plan for a
suburban commuter rail aWtou
linking, in the first stage, the
center of Tel Aviv with the town
of Petak Tikva to the northeast.
The first stage of the plan,
drawn up by the Israel Institute
lor Transportation Research,
calls for construction of a 16-kflo-
meter line between Tel Aviv and
Petah Tikva, to be served by
eight-car trains running at two-
minute intervals. Cost of the first
stage is estimated at $65 million.
The Tel Aviv municipality
hopes to interest commercial
firms in participating in the pro-
ject, but expects the government
to pay for a large part of the
project. The electric rail Una
would start by using the line of
the Ayalon bmited-nccess high
speed roadway crossing Tel Aviv
from north to south, work on
which is now proceeding at s
quick rate.
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