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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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v. : ill. ;
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English
Publisher:
Fred K. Shochet
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla

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Jewish newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Tampa, Florida Friday, July 6, 1979
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Drt examines every
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how the CJF can
best meet the needs of its
member Federations.
REVIEW COMMITTEE re-
commendations approved by the
delegates covered the following
areas: strengthening com-
munities and Federations;
United Jewish Appeal-CJF
relations; priorities and plan-
ning; national and overseas
Jewish agencies cooperation;
governance of CJF; com-
munications; human resources
and staff organization; and
budget. Mandel said periodic
evaluations will be made of the
implementation of the recom-
mendations and results reported
to the Federations.
Mandel said the review "took
account of the major changes
taking place in Jewish life both
here and in North America and in
Israel and overseas. The CJF has
a responsibility to identify and
anticipate change and to help
communities cope with them as
quickly and effectively as
possible."
He added that the review
"recommends a number of
specific revisions in the Council's
services, procedures, structure,
staffing ind budget. All the
recommendations are in the
context of developing more
cohesive and stronger Jewish
communities."
The delegates also unan-
Continued on Page 10
farmland, orchards, rivers and
brooks. And here, at the Kibbutz
Sdeh Nehemiah, is where it
actually begins.
Inside the kibbutz, two tiny
rivers, the Dan and the Hatzbani
join to become the Jordan River
the river that "God told Moses h<
shall not cross." The overriding
impression of a visit to the spot,
is one of tranquility.
One experiences a feeling of
awe standing at the beginning of
the world's best-known river
one with a history as wide as the
Pacific Ocean and as long as the
Mississippi, Congo, and Amazon
Rivers combined, but with only a
creek-sized flow of water.
However, its pacific aspect at
Sdeh Nehemia is deceptive.
URI GOREN, the kibbutz
secretary and one of its founders
in 1940, vividly recalls the "night
of the flood" one day in January,
1963. At that time, the river,
Continued on Page 7
Won't Be Easy
By DAVID HOROWITZ
NEW YORK (WUP) "Everything that has come
before me in my personal and professional life has served as a
mere prelude, an overture, to this ultimate test of my talents."
With these few words contained in an address delivered
at the American Friends of the Hebrew University's Scopus
Award Dinner held here Ambassador Robert S. Strauss
revealed how important he considers his newly designated post
as chief negotiator to the current Middle East peace talks.
His speech constituted his first public statement on the
issues that will confront him as President Carter's personal
emissary.
STRAUSS MADE it clear that the task facing him will not
be easy. "I am aware of the issues," he stated, "I am aware of
the emotions, I am aware of the complexities, and I am aware of
the international ramifications. I am also aware that we cannot
afford to fail."
But, he noted that "the arduous process of negotiation
cannot be successfully implemented in a public process. Issues
will not be solved," he said, "by me or by others through public
posturing to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Al
A hram or Maariv. Issues will be negotiated in quiet rooms at the
peace table, not at the newspaper typesetting table.
"Much has been written about the style or lack of style of
Continued on Page 5

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Spirit of Cocillation
Seminar on Mideast Peace
By JUDITH ROSENKRANZ
"Instead of shooting at them,
we are talking to them," said the
Egyptian.
"One year ago, I would never
have dreamed that in my lifetime
I would be able to sit down with
an Egyptian diplomat. So, maybe
next year it will be with a Syrian
diplomat or a Jordanian
diplomat," said the Israeli.
Such was the mood during the
panel on the Middle East of
the Seminar on International
Education held at the University
of South Florida last week. This
annual conference covers four
weeks of course material in two
very tightly scheduled weeks at
the USF campus.
THIS YEAR'S topic, "War
and Peace .Theory and
Practice," covered most of the
"hot spots" on the globe and the
sesion being quoted was entitled,
"Egyptian and Israeli Relations
and Peace in the Middle East."
This seminar is for high school
teachers and graduate students
and is chaired by a USF
professor, Dr. Adbelwhab
Hechiche of the International
Studies Department of the
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
Dr. Hechiche at one point
remarked that he is considered at
the same time both pro-Arab and
pro-Zionist. "Pro-Arab because I
am viewed as a leader. But
President Sadat is being
questioned as an Arab leader, so
I don't know what being a leader
means. Pro-Zionist, because I am
willing to sit down with Jews,"
he said.
The first speaker was the
Egyptian representative, Ahmed
Abushadi, First Assistant to the
Egyptian Embassy Counselor for
Press and Information. Abushadi
was standing in for his superior,
Muhammed Hakki, who was
scheduled to attend but was
unable to do so.
"PUBLIC SUPPORT for the
peace treaty in Egypt is
galloping ahead of government
and official support. (We hope
that) -Egypt will lead those
sanctioning neighbors to an era
of peace and stability," he said.
Abushadi said that Egypt had
borne the weight of the
Palestinian cause. "Our vision is
that the Israelis and Palestinians
will be best friends." He went to
state that "Egypt signed the
treaty while not giving in one
inch on Palestinian rights."
"There is no support for the
Israeli settlement policy,"
repeated the Egyptian
representative in many forms.
"Egypt took the peace initiative;
our President went to Jerusalem.
Now Israel should take the peace
initiative and sit down with the
Palestinians and come up with a
solution acceptable to all par-
ties."
Joel Arnon, southeast counsel
general for Israel pointed out
that for this conference last year
there were 16 security men. This
year there was only one.
"LAST YEAR," he said, "it
was a war-like atmosphere. It
was debated who should speak
and would not speak." The fact
that this conference has such a
calm atmosphere made all the
difference in the world to him.
In response to the allegation
that Egyptian President Sadat
had started the peace movement,
Continued on Page 2
At the International Education Seminar at the University of
South Florida, Joel Arnon, consul general for Israel, South-
east Region, Atlanta, Ga., with Ahmed Abushadi, first
assistant to the Egyptian Embassy Counselor for Press and
Information, Washington, D.C.



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Spirit of Conciliation
Seminar on Mideast Peace
Continued from Page 1
Arnon quoted David Ben-Gurion
in the declaration of statehood of
May 1948.
"We appeal. to the Arab
inhabitants of the State on the
basis of full and equal citizen-
ship We extend our hand to
all neighboring states and their
people in an offer of peace and
neighborliness and appeal to
them to establish the bonds of
cooperation ..."
Arnon went on to say, "In 30
years, the only one to take us up
on that was President Sadat."
ARNON EMPHASIZED that
the leaders of Israel repeatedly
said that they .will meet
Arab statesmen anywhere,
anytime ..." but that no one
would meet with them or talk to
them.
"Sadat was received royally,
not only by the government but
by the people. Sadat's speech to
the Knesset," said Arnon, "will
go down as one of the most
important speeches in modem
history."
It was moving to hear an
Israeli diplomat give a pitch for
tourism ... to Egypt! As well as
to Israel. "The day is close," he
said, "when visiting both will be
very easy.
"Mr. Sadat began his peace
moves when he realized that he
could gain more from peace than
he could from war. He was
handed Sinai on a silver platter."
IN DISCUSSING the ad-
vantages of peace to the
Egyptian economy, Arnon point-
ed out that symbolically the
first benefit derived by Egypt
was $10,000 paid by an Israeli
merchant ship to travel the Suez
Canal.
Arnon then addressed himself
to the Palestinian issue. "What
has been the response of the PLO
to all this? They increase the
attacks on supermarkets, buses
and marketplaces."
He said the PLO talks of a
". secular Palestine where Jew
and Arab and Muslim can live
together in peace.
"This is the only solution,"
says Araft. (Yasir Arafat, head of
the PLO.)
To this Arnon stated that
Israel would not commit national
suicide. "Our last national
suicide was the Holocaust. One
look at Lebanon, the most
prosperous and loveliest Arab
country. destroyed; the
Christian population destroyed,"
he said.
HE WENT on to say that the
Palestinians had not elected the
PLO and that the only free
Palestinian elections had been
those on the West Bank con-
ducted under Israel's aegis.
He said that Israel had taken
in over 700,000 Jewish refugees
from Arab lands speaking over 70
different languages and totally
absorbed them into the country.
He also pointed out that in
order to do this Israel had the
highest taxes of any country in
the world. "So why couldn't the
oil-rich Arab states absorb the
Palestinians instead of keeping
them in squalor in refugee camps
over the years?
Why in 19 years of the West
Bank belonging to Jordan was
there no cry for a Palestinian
state on the West Bank?
And why must the West Bank
beJudenreinf" he asked.
"PRESERVATION of Israel
is the number one goal of Israel
and Israel would not agree to a
PLO state as long as they cling to
their tenet of faith," he said.
One issue that Abushadi and
Arnon both agreed to was that it
was personalities that shape
history and that Sadat and
Carter and Begin had the right
personalities to do so.
They both said that had
President Carter not taken the
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July Activities for Seniors
Include New Programs
other two men to Camp David
and kept out the press, there
would have been no peace.
As Arnon stated it, "We would
have had a treaty signed by
Barbara Walters and Walter
Cronkite instead.''_____._ .
ARNON CONCLUDED his
initial presentation by stating
that peace now was a piece of
paper. "Now it is time for joint
business ventures, for visitor
exchanges, student exchanges
and cultural exchanges. And, of
course, tourists," he said.
"Dialogue must open between
Egyptian and Israeli citizens.
And perhaps then other Arab
states will say, 'Has not
President Sadat been the wise
man to channel his energy toward
peace? Why can't we do the same
thing?' Our religions stress
patience, peace and good will."
In his response to Arnon's
remarks, Abushadi said,
"Palestinians want to solve their
problems as Palestinians."
As to why no Palestinian state
was created on the West Bank or
in Gaza all the years that Jordan
had the West Bank, Abushadi
said, "Let's assume some
mistakes were made." He
continued by saying that initially
the partition plan was not ac-
cepted because it was a division
on racial grounds dividing Jews
here and Arabs there.
"THIRTY YEARS later don't
punish us for decisions made
back then. Palestinians want to
be on their own lands. Israel
must solve the Palestinian
problem today, for peace today,
and 10 years, 20 years, 30 years
and always."
Abushadi concluded by saying,
"There are Palestinians in Egypt
and Kuwait and some other Arab
countries who do not want to
return to Palestine. I can en-
vision a UPA (United Palestinian
Appeal) just as there is a UJA
(United Jewish Appeal) whereby
Palestinians in these lands would
send money back to a Palestinian
state, but they wouldn't want to
live there."
The first question raised by a
member of the audience was a-
bout Jerusalem. Abushadi said,
"When you want to achieve
agreement, you do not bring up
on the agenda those things which
you would not agree upon. There-
fore, Jerusalem was not part of
the peace negotiations." Arnon
stated emphatically, "Jerusalem
is the capital of Israel. It is not
"under our control," it is our
capital. It proves daily that Jews
and Arabs can live together
peacefully thanks to such men as
Teddy Kollek, mayor of
Jerusalem and Moshe Dayan,
who tore down the barbed wire
dividing the city the day after the
Israeli forces recaptured the old
city in 1967."
The spirit of conciliation
continued over lunch in the
president's dining room,
sponsored by Hillel USF.
Following a prayer for peace by
Hillel director Rabbi Mark Kram,
toasts were made to Presidents
Carter, Sadat and Prime Minister
Begin.
Summer needn't be a drag for
Hillsborough County seniors. It r
a good time to learn something
new. meet people, get a health
check-up. all in air-conditioned
comfort through the Senior
Citizens Project, located at the
Jewish Community Center.
"Monday is my favorite day,"
said a craftswoman who wants to
take all the classes. They are arta
and crafts (12:30-2:30); ceramics
(2-30-4-.30); macrame (9 a.m.-
noon). These classes are offered
each week for no charge to
anyone 60 or older in the county.
But if physical fitness or just
cooling off is your choice, try the
Senior Swim Class Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. in the
Jewish Community Center's
large pool.
Socializing over cards or games
in the Senior Lounge are both old
hands and people who want to
learn; canasta (1-4 p.m. on
Tuesdays) or a variety of card
games at the Men's Card Night
(Tuesdays at 7 p.m.). Rummy-Q
is taught and played every
Thursday from 2-4 p.m., Table
Pool Lessons for women (and
anybody who never learned) are
what's happening on Fridays
from 1-3 p.m. Friday mornings
there's bingo from 10-11 a.m.
Senior men who would enjoy
trips and special events may get
involved with the Men's Coffee
Club at 10 a.m. on Thursdays in
July from 1-3 p.m. in the Senior
Lounge.
The Astrology Class meets
Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at
the Jewish Community Center.
A special Free Pap Test exam
for older women will be offered on
July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Blood Pressure testing will
be held every Thursday in July
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offers older persons in|
Hillsborough County both'
recreation programming and
special counseling for individuals
and their families who are facing
problems related to disability,
reduced income and other
matters. Services are provided at
no charge through a grant from
the Older Americans Act, ad-
ministered by Florida's HRS
through the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council.
Not all Senior Citizens Project
recreation and counseling ac-
tivities are held at the Jewish
Community Center. To find out
how to get these activities and
services for older people in yo
area, call Donna Davis, Senior
Project coordinator, 872-4451.
Alter to Attend
Executive Session I
Gary Alter, executive director
of the Tampa Jewish Federation,
will attend the 1979 Intermediate
Cities Executive Institute in
Hyannis, Mass. from July 8
through July 13.
The keynote speaker will be
Sidney Vincent, and sessions on
leadership, Jewish education,
services to the elderly and
developing financial resources
will be held.
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from throughout the U.S will be
in attendance.
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Jewish Floridian of Tampa
PageS
levinson Memorial Award
By GARY ALTER,
Executive Director,
Tampa
Jewish Federation
fhird in a three-part series on
yor community awards.)
I The Leo D. Levinson Memorial
I ward was created by the Tampa
Wish Federation in 1974 to
ovide an opportunity to honor
outstanding individual in the
npa community who has not
(jly involved himself in the
federation program, but the
al community as well.
[it is given each year by the
irrent Federation president.
ast recipients are: 1974 Maril
Jacobs; 1975 Midge
sternack; 1976 Charles
iler; 1977 Stanley W.
Dsenkranz; 1978 Rita
rlman; and 1979 Kay Jacobs.
Leo D. Levinson was an
outstanding philanthropist in the
Tampa community. While not
wanting to be in the limelight, he
subscribed to the philosophy that
if Jews did not help themselves,
no one else would. He was a
president of Rodeph Sholom
Congregation and played a major
role in their building fund.
He was active in the Israel
Bond organization and the
National Jewish Hospital in
Denver, as well as the Tampa
Boy's Club. Whenever there was
a job to be done, Leo always was
ready and willing to lend a hand.
It is in the tradition and
heritage that Leo D. Levinson
left to the Tampa Jewish Com-
munity that the award in his
memory is presented each year.
Fishing Fleet
Is Barred
TEL AVIV (JTA) An
Israeli fishing fleet of 20 trawlers
is a casualty of the Israeli-
Egyptian peace treaty that
returned to Egyptian
sovereignty.
The Navy has informed the
fishermen that they can no longer
operate within 100 kilometers of
El Arish, including the rich
fishing grounds of the Bardawil
Lagoon, which Egypt has
claimed as territorial waters.
THE TRAWLERS are not
equipped for deep-water fishing
and the fleet will have to be dis-
banded. The Ministry of
Agriculture is expected to sub-
sidize imported fish to replace the
Sinai catch.
The settlers of Neot Sinai, just
south of El Arish, also got some
bad news over the weekend.
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
told reporters that he was unable
to persuade President Anwar
Sadat to allow the settlers to
continue cultivating their
vegetable fields which are in the
area returned to Egypt.
"President Sadat said this
would be difficult, and we must
accept this announcement, to my
regret," Begin said..
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
be Supreme Court refused to
verse the conviction of Likud
Shmuel Rechtmann, who
sentenced by a lower court
It December to three-and-one-
If years in jail for accepting
|bes from a contractor while
zing as Mayor of Rehovoth.
In rejecting Rechtmann's
peal, the high court said it was
ivinced that the evidence
tan by the contractor and other
Bte witnesses was valid. It also
jsed to shorten Rechtmann's
Hence.
le went to jail in February, to
>me the first Knesset member
be incarcerated while still
ling his seat. Rechtmann
refused to resign pending the
outcome of his appeal. Likud
Whip Abraham Sharir urged
him to resign because "I believe
that the legal procedure is
completely exhausted."
But Rechtmann still refuses to
quit. He said that he wanted his
lawyers to examine the Supreme
Court's ruling and consider a
request for a second hearing.
Sharir, for his part, said if
Rechtmann does not resign the
Knesset would have to pass
legislation that would force him
to do so.
"It is unacceptable that a
member convicted on two counts
should continue to serve in the
Knesset," he said.
UJA Automotive Division Mission
JEW YORK A 10-day
(it ed Jewish Appeal Mission to
el, especially organized for
iers of the automotive in-
}try, was announced by Edgar
jlden of Skokie, 111., and Victor
of Moreland Hills, Ohio, co-
kirmen of the UJA Automotive
rision. The mission will leave
York on Sept. 9 and return
apt. 19.
Imong the highlights will be
| automotive mini-trade show,
etings with Israeli manu-
turers, briefings by Israeli
|itary and diplomatic leaders,
rs through the West Bank and
ai and a walking tour of Old
Jerusalem.
"This mission is the first
created for the particular needs of
our industry," Cadden and Gelb
stated. "We welcome the oppor-
tunity of exchanging ideas and
information with people in
similar or related businesses and
expect to achieve special insights
into the enormous problems
facing Israel's people and indus-
trial community in these
demanding times. We further
welcome the opportunity to
travel throughout Israel, seeing
the realities behind the events
and places that fill our head-
lines."
Rowdies Tickets at JCC
Rowdie discount group tickets are now available at the
Jewish Community Center.
As long as we are able to sell a minimum of 25 tickets per
tame, the Rowdies have agreed to make tickets available
through us. If we sell enough tickets the center could become a
egular outlet in the future. Buy your tickets today at the JCC,
pour full service center.
Ticket Prices
eserved...........................................$5.00
General Admission..................................$425
enior Citizen (over 65) ..............................$2.50
phildren (under 15)..................................$250
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July 11...................................California Surfs
July 14........................................Edmonton
July 28...................................Detroit Express
August 3................................ Dallas Tornados

Irwin (Wally) Wallace, Tampa, the new president of the Society
of Telecommunications Consultants (STC), is shown shaking
hands with David Bier (on the left), corporate planning
manager for Telrad, Ltd. of Israel, during the STC convention
in Hollywood, at which Wallace assumed the presidency. Telrad
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koor Industries and is the
largest producer and supplier of telecommunications equipment
in Israel and supplies 60 percent of all PABXS and telephones.
At this meeting Bier became an associate member of STC. This
membership category is for manufacturers of communications
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
nday.
July R
Take A Moment to Be Cautious
Just a word of caution.
Whether at a shopping center or the Jewish
Community Center it is wise these days to be extra
alert around the parking lot be it daytime or
nighttime.
After late meetings (or late shopping) it is
always wise to walk with someone else to your car
and not go alone.
In this regard, the Jewish Towers is reminding
its residents to remind drivers to wait until the
residents are safely in the building before driving off,
or if the resident drives and will be returning home
late, to notify the front desk they are on the way back
so that the night deskman is able to keep a look-out
for them
It i so simple to take just a moment to be
cautious
Strike Two Called
The autonomy talks should be taking a more
difficult turn now what with two of Israel's favorite
negotiators in Egyptian eyes knocked out of the box.
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan's surgery for
intestinal cancer at least temporarily puts him on the
sidelines, and Defense Minister Ezer Weizman has
resigned his seat on the negotiating team. Both men
were deemed, especially by President Sadat, as more
amenable to flexibility than Prime Minister
Menachem Begin.
With three sessions of the autonomy talks
already over and little to show for them, even their
presence was hardly as salutary in Egyptian eyes as
they may have anticipated.
What lies ahead is difficult to say. In the end.
not only are the face-to-face negotiations delicate at
best, but Weizman's permanent departure and the
sidelining of Dayan for an indeterminate time will
make them even more difficult.
And once Carter's pitchman, Robert Strauss,
gets going, the progress between Jerusalem and
Cairo may be bogged down even more.
Helping the 'Boat People'
The plight of thousands of refugees in Southeast
Asia, the "boat people," is becoming a world
calamity. Many compare it to the flight of Jews from
Nazi Germany in the 1930s. There are some striking
parallels especially in the racist drive by Vietnam to
force out the more than one million ethnic Chinese
living there.
Like Nazi Germany, Vietnam has extorted large
sums of money and property from the Chinese before
allowing them to leave. Like the Jews in the 1930s,
the ethnic Chinese and other Southeast Asian
refugees find they have no place to go.
Israel, which has already accepted 200 refugees
from Southeast Asia, has offered to take in 200 more.
Prime Minister Menachem Begin has urged in the
UN Commission for Refugees to call a meeting that
would allot havens for the refugees among the
various countries on the basis of size.
President Carter, during the economic summit
in Tokyo, announced that the U5. will double its
quota of Southeast Asians refugee immigrants from
7,000 to 14,000 a month. But the President must
increase the American share and take the leadership
in urging other countries to also help these homeless
people. He must especially see to it that the up-
coming world meeting on the subject in Geneva does
not become another session where a problem is talked
about endlessly, but nothing concrete happens. Jews,
too, well remember the 1938 conference in Evian,
France, where Western nations failed to agree to
provide refuge for Jews from Germany.
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A History of Achievement
EDITOR, ThtJewuh Floridian:
As I was g*>ig throngs some folders
the other day. I cmtmenm
ome article* written by my
father that I though you'd like
to share with the leaders of The
Floridian.
By way of introduction, it
would be of interest to know |
that my dad. Irving Gnrber, is
77 yean young and after work-
ing very hard all his life in New
York. be. my mom and aunt re-
turned to Miami Beach nine
years ago.
Our family has since seen him Garber
blossom into s writer, lecturer
aad activist for most worth-
while causes
He was president of the Morton Towers Men's
Club, president of his synagogue, senior citizen
advisor to the Board of Directors of the Barnett
Bank after he suggested they build their new
building with s low. walk-up window to accom-
modatr people in wheelchairs. He earned the
name "Mr. B'rith" when he visited the veterans'
hospital with gift packages distributed by B'nsi
B'rith. and ss chairman of the Miami Beach
Housing Authority, one of his responsibilities
was overseeing the construction of Rebecca
Towers building No. 2. a facility similar to our
Jewish Towers. After thst job was completed he
went on to work full-time for the CETA program
as a friendly visitor. He drives seniors to their
doctors' sppointments. sees to it thst they have
groceries and picks up drug prescriptions for
those who cannot leave their homes-
He still finds time for his morning swim, trips
to the supermarket for his wife of 55 years and my
aunt. He fills their evenings with stories of his
day's experiences while listening to the opera on
his stereo system-
Zen and I feel doubly blessed as we not only
bsve "nachas" from our children, but our parents
as well
Please feel free to use any of the enclosed ar-
ticles
Fondly,
Midge Paaternack
By IRVING GARBER
This is about an incredible people, an almost
unbelievable history of achievement by a very
minute group of people with an indomitable will
. and ingenuity, the Jewish people. I would
remind you that at best, this is a partial history of
achievement, partial because this a never-ending
compilation of events.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the United
States Constitution, he and his coauthors took
into consideration the deeds, sacrifices, and con-
tributions these people made, so much so that
that time-honored instrument begins with "We,
the people." meaning all the people. The preamble
also states that "All people are created equal,"
meaning that we are all God's children .
The first known Jewish settler in the new
world, in what was then New Amsterdam, was
Jacob Barsimaon, who arrived on Aug. 22, 1654.
One month later, on Sept. 23. 23 Jews landed here
from Recife. Brazil. Peter Stuyvesant tried,
without success to refuse them admittance,
because he said they were a repugnant people.
The leaders among the 23 were Aaaer Levy.
Abraham De Laeeaa, Jacob Cohen
Salvador Dandrada. Joe d'Acosta. u
Frera, all Spanish Jews. They *-Q1
themselves by fighting and winning ^7]
citizenship. They laid the foundation feT,
largest Jewish community in the new world
Francis Salvador (1776) was the first Jew J
in the Revolutionary War. He made tog i
statement. "Millions for defense but not one
for tribute"
Haym Salomon was the financial wizards
almost single-handedly negotiated the moon]
conduct the war to victory. In Chicago su""J
statue of him with Washington and 1,
Morris, that testifies to his lmportancel
executing the war.
Mordecai Sbeftall and his son 11785) *,,,
prominent patriots who participated, were fin
ciers and benefactors towards the suo
completion of that conflict.
Aaron Lopez was a shipping mogul who t
over 100 ships. While none of his ships evers^
on a Sabbath, he contributed immensely
transporting war materiel to hasten the end oft]
war. He also laid the cornerstone for the Tot
Synagogue in Newport. R.I.. the oldest in i
U.S.
The Tooro family. Isaac and sons Beija
and Judah. were responsible for building i
financing houses of worship for( hristiansui
as Jews. They left their fortune- to all ch
because religion was their first priority. |
be could not attend the dedication ce
President Washington wrote the following 11
"May the children of Israel and the stock!
Abraham continue to merit the good will of c
inhabitants. They shall sit under their fig |
and none shall make them afraid under the i
of separation of church and state "
Abraham and Abigail Minis's names appear i|
the first real estate deed in Georgia Son I
was the first Jewish child born in that state. I
later helped to recapture Savannah from
British and was paymaster of the army witht
rank of colonel.
Major Benjamin Nones served und
Washington. Lafayette. De Kalb and Pulaskii
beaded the Jewish Legion in the war. He was i
president of Mikvah Israel in Philadelphia.
Col. Solomon Bosh (1776) was the
ranking officer under Washington and served|
deputy attorney general. Quite a distinction
Hayman Levy was a successful merchant I
quartermaster, who supplied the armywitil
necessities of war and made a tremendous <
tribution toward victory.
Mordecai Noah, like his father, fought in I
war. He was U.S. consul to Tunisia, a fouDOa|
New York University and Mt. Sinai HospitaLi
a writer and lecturer and a pioneer of_Jr
settlements in Palestine long before
Hani
Capt. Mordecai Meyers, besides serving ill
war. was a representative in the New ii
Assembly and was the first Jewish mayor]
Schenectady. N.Y.
Moaea (1765). patriot,
prospered in New York, owned ships, pji
money for the war effort and founded MS
Israel in Philadelphia, was its first pre*^"'
later became a trustee of Shearith Israel I
gregation and was ita president for four <
secutive terms.
Undying Spirit of Phil Randolph
Friday. July 6. 1979
Volume 1
11TAMUZ5739
Number 14
By ROBERT E.SEGAL
Not all American history books
record that John Adams and
Thomas Jefferson, the second
and third Presidents of the
United States, both died on July
4, 1826. precisely 50 years after
the Declaration of Independence
was adopted. This mystical bit of
chronicling leads to musing over
a current similar dramatic coin-
cidence: A. Philip Randolph, a
titan among American Black
leaders, died May 16, not many
hours before the 25th anniversary
of the Warren Court's monu-
mental ruling outlawing racial
segregation in public schools.
Branded "the most dangerous
man in America" by Virginia
born Woodrow Wilson. Phil Ran-
dolph was cast as David against
that industrial Goliath, the Pull-
man Company. A hall porter at
$4 a month in his youth, he
suffered the indignities and racial
oppression inflicted upon
thousands in menial jobs.
BUT AS aspiring intellectual
and indomitable fighter for
human rights, he shepherded his
small black union of sleeping car
porters to triumph over the en-
trenched Pullman Company
titans.
When he passed on at 90, our
statesmen searched earnestly for
words to say farewell in
thoughtful respect. Phil Ran-
dolph was born to American
greatness. He brought strength
to the doctrine and practice of
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience.
He was stranger to obsequence,
companion to courage.
Projecting the original march
on Washington in 1941 to
dramatize American necessity to
attack job discrimination as the
nation tooled up to fight the lords
of fascism, he induced Franklin
Roosevelt to issue Executive
Order 8802. matrix of FEPC
FROM THAT juncture on.
Americans were in a second revo-
lution whether they knew it or
not. A giant force had been dis-
lodged from granite, ingrained
bigotry. Twenty-five years ago.
when the Supreme Court made a
black nine-year-old Topeka
schoolgirl. Linda Brown, a
celebrity by ruling in ro
Board of Education of T
that all seggrega'ion in
schools was inhere*
unequal." the battle tor
equality in a free society
upon the nation
A sleepy American giant
for a crucial encounter w*
ended, a fight destined W
to the light of judgment tne
and the worst in this n
ethos.
The starch in Harry
back had been partially rtj
sible for integration of our *
forces, beginning in i*-
monumental 1954 Court
for an end to pubbc**
gregation. followed bv tne
all deliberate speed
negation decision, provided n-
artillery for the classicJ*
Seventeen southern J?^
states which had W&W*
crimination began to
blast of the court ruling
THEN this nation mwjjl
sionately into two decjjl
debate, violence.
Continued on P'9
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USF Board Votes Against Moonies
The University of South
| Florida has denied the Moonies
permission to organize on
I campus.
The Student Organization
Advisory Board, comprised of 12
students who review all ap-
plications for campus
organizations, had granted
CARP (the name the Moonies use
on campuses) provisional status
during Quarter II (spring
quarter).
This provisional status lasts
lior 30 to 90 days, according to
| Charles Bennett, student assis-
tant to Jim Crouch, coordinator
of student activities.
"During this period the group
is expected to draft a con-
stitution, elect officers and file
these papers with the student
advisory," he said. The SOAB
then reviews all of these papers
with the students who are ap-
plying for permanent campus
status in order to prevent them
from having problems and to see
that the groups get off to a good
start. Following this, the SOAB
votes on whether or not to grant
this particular group permanent
status.
Jim Crouch
representatives
and explained
met with the
of the Moonies
to them the
In Malaysia
Ten Jews Reside
In Capital City
By WARREN FREEDMAN
One of the 13 states of Malay-
sia is the island of Pilau Pinang
or Penang, and here in its capital
city of Georgetown reside ten
Jews. One male Jew is married to
Chinese woman who has "con-
certed", and another male Jew is
wried to a Malaysian woman
vho always wears a Magen
David about her neck.
Jews have lived in Malaysia
since 1786 when British rule
began, but the first Jewish
Settlement by Baghdad Jews did
not occur until 1853. The Sep-
lardim became merchants, and
iter Ashkenazim arrived to build
lotels. In 1921, the first syna-
pgue opened in Penang; with a
rift of two sifrai torot from
iingapore. By 1939, there were
() lews; before World War II
hen Penang was a British
colony, there were more than 200
lews mostly from India and
fraq.
AFTER WORLD War II, very
lew Jews remained. Today, the
first .Jewish family of Penang
lonsists of Abram Jacob, his
rife, his mother, his brother, and
li- children all being Orthodox
and Sephardic.
Inside t lie Jacob
j ago re Road ia a
home at 28
small syna-
igue with eight sifrai torot, the
I.icol) synagogue proudly
ossessea the sifrai torot, three of
.Inch are housed in elaborate
lilver casings. Isaac Jacob,
bram'a brother is the caretaker.
lUtendeea include Jewish
Vac hers at the local university.
he local Jewish manager of an
[American electronics factory, and
i wish visitors from neighboring
ingapore.
Incidentally, Malaysian law
tequirea that churches, mosques
and synagogues be open to the
tublic, so that one door of the
Jacob residence is always left
ppen.
The Japanese looted the syna-
gogue during World War II.
Penang itself had been also used
a Nazi submarine base, and
Penang Jews were compelled to
vear armbands as enemy aliens.
ON A STREET called Jalan
fahudi, of "Jews' Road," in
Georgetown is a Jewish cemetery
stablished in 1835. An Indian
family living in the cemetery is
the caretaker.
Penang Jews help maintain
[heir identity by selling off bits of
the cemetery which the com-
mnity acquired in 1835 when the
Jews of that time bought the
tract with monies found among
[he personal effects of a Jewish
voman who died upon arrival in
*enang and wanted to be buried
i a Jewish grave.
The manager of the Causaniva
lotel at Batu Ferringhi is David
lordecai.
Useful Addresses:
U.S. Embassy is located in the
Malaysian capital city of Kuala
Lumpur in the A.I.A. Building,
Jalan Ampang (tel. 26321).
reasons why they were not
granted this status. It has been
made known that for the first
time, letters were received by the
SOAB objecting to a group's
pending petition. Letters from
ministers, students and faculty
were received complaining of the
harassment of students and staff
on the part of the Moonies trying
to get people to join their
organization. The recruiting
policies and harassment were
cited as the main reasons this
group was denied a position on
campus.
Rabbi Mark Kram, director of
Hillel-USF, stated this denial
shows that the students have
been sensitized by the programs
at USF. "This is a positive state-
ment for the community that the
democratic process will not allow
such a group to be on campus. In
my opinion, they are dishonest in
their motives and over-
aggressive. Moonies as a group
are more than what they appear
to be."
After a ruling by the SOAB,
there is an avenue of appeal
available. As of this writing,
there has been no attempt to
appeal this decision.
ege
Role as Ambassador
Won't Be Easy: Strauss
Continued from Page 1
Bob Strauss, about the commitment or lack of commitment of
Bob Strauss," he added. "Well, I am not, and do not intend to
become, an advocate of one position or another. It is not my
style to pressure. It is my style to influence."
Commenting on the honor that had been bestowed upon
him as the recipient of the 1979 Scopus Award, he said that
although he accepted the award "with appreciation and
humility," he wanted his audience to understand that his true
reward "will not be in the form of a statue or plaque or a
scholarship."
It will come, he noted, "through helping, by discharging the
responsibility placed in my hands by a great and strong and
compassionate American President, Jimmy Carter, whose
personal and presidential commitment is to insure that our
people will achieve in this decade what has eluded us for 5,000
years.__________________ __j________^_^_
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presented at the JCC on Thursday, July 12, at 8 p.m. by the
renowned "Florida Lyric Opera Company." Soprano Cheryl
Fernandez will carry the lead as Violetta with a host of fellow
performers. Ms. Fernandez has performed previously with the
San Carlo Opera Company and the Florida Lyric Opera as
Frasquita in Carmen, in La Boheme and Die Fledermaus as
Rosalinda. Please join us for a beautiful evening of opera.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
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We just had to tell you about Gary Martin Levine, son of
Ir. and Mrs. Robert Levine. The Levines moved to the
tarrollwood area just a year ago from Norfolk, Va. So, when it
kme time for Gary's Bar Mitzvah this summer, he wanted to
Jnd a way to share it both with family and old friends in Nor-
blk who would not be able to travel to Tampa, and with his new
riends here. Being the creative person that Gary is, find a way
L did indeed! During July, Gary will be in Norfolk making last
ninute preparations for his first service to be held at his former
emple up there. Then Aug. 3 Gary will be cantor for the Sab-
lath service at his synagogue here, Congregation Kol Ami. In
|ddition Bob and Ina Rae will be hosting the Oneg Shabbat that
vening in honor of their son's Bar Mitzvah. Celebrating with
Jary will be his sister, 15-year-old Michelle, who will be a senior
ft Berkeley and hopes to go to the University of Virginia when
he is 17 years old, and his 9-year-old brother, Lee, who will be in
surth grade at Carrollwood Elementary and spends his extra
Smc participating in various sports. Ina Rae somehow finds
ime with this busy family to teach beginning Hebrew at Kol
^mi on a weekly basis, and Bob is a partner with the ac-
:>unting firm of Laventhol and Horwath. All Bar Mitzvahs are
serial, but we thought Gary's unique way of making everybody
ppy, makes his Bar Mitzvah extra special. Our sincere
>ngratulations, Gary.
Recently, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Leboa had a gala party at the
[ower Club in celebration of three family anniversaries. June 3
arked Fred and Florence's 45th year of marriage; visiting from
Savannah, Ga., were their son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Harvey
jnd Marcia Leboa, who celebrated their 15th anniversary on
|une 16, and with them were their children David and Mark;
[id, in addition, visiting from Raleigh, N.C. were their daughter
u

hrothy and Art Skop in England during their recent trip
i Europe.
and her husband, Sue Ellen and Phillip Horwitz who were
celebrating their 16th anniversary on June 14 and with them
were their four children, Marlene, Paula, Amy and Allan. Also,
Mrs. Max Argintar, Florence's mother, who resides in Tampa,
was on hand for the festivities and week-long visits of her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with other
family and friends from Tampa, Miami, Atlanta and Griffin, Ga.
Our heartiest congratulations to all of the Lebos family.
Dorothy and Art Skop just returned from a marvelous 22-
day European vacation. They went on tour, traveling with 40
other people to eight different countries. In the course of their
travels, they visited England, France, Holland, Austria,
Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and the French Riviera. When
asked what their most special memory was from the trip, the
Skops said, "dancing the waltz at an outdoor concert in Vien-
na." Your trip sounds like it was terrific what an extra special
way to spend a summer vacation.
Five Bay Area youths have made the county All-Star
teams. Hanna Weiss, daughter of Mimi and Abe Weiss, and
Amy Cherry, daughter of Charles and Carol Cherry, made the
Tampa Bay Senior League All Star Girls' Softball Team. Brian
and Alan Mezrah, sons of Jack and Aimee Mezrah, and Lee
Mezrah, son of Leon and Diane Mezrah, have made the Tampa
Bay Senior American League All Star Boys Baseball Team.
Three cheers for these outstanding young athletes.
Congratulations to John Kotler, who just graduated from
Northwestern University with a Masters Degree in journalism.
John's parents, Louise and Arnold Kotler, were in Evanston,
111., to attend their son's graduation.
Lorraine Kushner, who is well known in town for her
dynamic Lamaze natural childbirth classes, called me recently to
tell me about a new course she will be teaching at Hillsborough
Community College. The course is entitled "Pre-Natal Fitness"
but will teach useful things for both the pregnant woman and
the post-partum woman. Such subjects as exercise, relaxation,
nutrition, diet comfort and safety will be covered. Lorraine
emphasized that this would be very much a self-directed course
whatever else the class requested would be covered. The class
will meet from 9:30 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays for four weeks on
the Dale Mabry Campus, room 221. The first four-week course
will run July 7 28, the second will run Aug. 4-25, and they will
proceed to run on this continuing basis. There is fee of $6 per
four week session. After obtaining verbal approval from your
doctor, call 879-7229, ext. 306, to register.
Meet Marvin and Betty Goldenberg, who moved to Tampa
seven months ago from Richmond, Ind. where Betty had lived
for the past 28 years, (she was born and raised in Ohio), and
Marvin had lived since he was a 9-year-old boy. Betty said
laughingly that one of her biggest adjustments she has had in
moving to Tampa was realizing a city could have more than a
50,000 person population! The Goldenbergs just recently moved
into a condominium on the Bayshore, where they are getting a
real "Florida view" from their windows. They have three sons,
Lance, who lives in San Francisco, Lex, who runs a business
that sells diesel trucks in Indiana, and Bruce, a May graduate
from the University of Indiana, who will shortly be moving to
Tampa to go into his Dad's business, "Trucks and Parts of
Tampa." In addition to being Marv's girl Friday at Trucks and
Parts, Betty keeps busy as a Sisterhood member at Temple
Schaarai Zedek (the Temple they recently joined), a member of
National Council of Jewish Women, a life member of Hadassah,
and a B'nai B'rtih Women member. It is amazing how life tends
to make full circles; Marv was stationed in Tampa at MacDill
during World War II! Welcome to Tampa Marv and Betty.
Until next week.....
The Best Known
River in World
Continued from Page 1
during a heavy rain season,
overflowed with a vengeance.
"The water rose at an amazing
speed, and in a short time the
whole southern part of our
kibbutz was half a meter deep in
muddy water," Uri recalls.
Some other kibbutz members
who listened to our conversation
smiled and pointed out how the
water had got into their knee-
high boots.
To solve the problem, it was
decided to "straighten out" the
river's meanders. The plans for
the straightening-out operation
included cutting away a small
promontory. But the engineers
heeded the kibbutz members'
plea not to deprive them of their
little "peninsula" and com-
promised by cutting a bed
through it, leaving Sdoh Nehemia
with a little island, perhaps the
only one in the Jordan.
Today, the island is lush with
verdant vegetation and trees, and
serves the kibbutz as a "summer
retreat," approachable via a
small pontoon bridge. The little
isle contains the kibbutz
swimming pool, a tennis court
and a beautiful picnic site.
THAT FAR north the Jordan
is still pretty cold, its water
temperature ranging from 55 deg.
Fahrenheit in the winter, up to
only 70 deg. in the summer.
The site is certainly worth
visiting; for those who study
fauna, there are storks and
pelicans and other birds aplenty,
as well as small mammals usually
found around rivers, such as
nutria. Occasionally, a wild boar
is observed.
Additionally, when the
riverbed was being straightened,
the work-crew came upon the
foundations of an old bridge from
the Mameluke period (c. 13th
century) some stones of which are
still visible.
Still Looking for Gold'
lafiers Celebrate Anniversary
Bar Mitzvah
Lnnabelle and David Safier are
orating their 65th wedding
fversary. Married June 21,
in Newark, N.J., they
led to Tampa in 1916 upon
ring the advice of Annabelle's
ft, who had moved down one
f earlier.
be said, "It is a town with a
future for young people.
J much like the Gold Rush in
fornia."
Safiers have lived here
ever since; as Anabelle says,
" .still looking for the gold!"
Now residents of the Jewish
Towers, Annabelle, 89, and
David, 91, continue participating
in the activities of Temple
Schaarai Zedek and attend
services almost every Friday
night. They are both retired, but
Annabelle's paintings fill their
apartment. Her paintings hang
in both Congregation Beth Israel
and Temple Schaarai Zedek.
William Asher
William Asher, son of Robert
and Lois Asher, will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, July 7. Services will
begin at 10 a.m. at Congregation
Beth Israel.
The luncheon following the
services will be hosted by Robert
and Lois Asher in honor of the
occasion. William, a student at
Youns Junior High, is active in
the student council and enjoyed
playing baseball in the Citrus
Park League.
In Tampa for the occasion are
both sets of William's grand-
parents, Harold and Betty
Halperin from New York and
Jack and Stella Asher from
Ocala. Also here from out of town
are William's aunt and uncle,
Milton and Phyllis Fine, who are
also from New York.
CUtedding
and Annabelle Safier at David's 90th birthday party in
wish Towers.
"June 21, 1914, our wedding
day. Dave's sister was a mil-
liner. Those are real lillies of-
the valley woven into the
veil."
Herris Peckett
Barbara Herris and Chet Peckett were married
June 24 at Temple Judea, Coral Gables, by Rabbi
Michael B. Eisenstat. Barbara is the daughter of
Shirley Herris and Irving Herris, Coral Gables,
and Chet is the son of Carol and Irvin Peckett,
Tampa.
Bridesmaids were the bride's sisters, Elaine
Baskind and Marilyn Herris. Irvin Peckett was
his son's best man. Following the wedding, a
reception was held at King's Bay Country Club.
The bride is an acount executive for radio
station WORJ, Orlando. She received her BA in
mass communications at Emory University.
During her high school days, she was president of
her Temple Youth Group and attended Camp
Coleman. Through these activities she made
many friends in the Tampa area.
Chet attended Mercer University and
graduated from the University of Florida in
horticulture. He is president of Peckett Plan-
tastics. Inc., in Apopka. They will live in
Longwood.
The bride and groom are distant cousins; they
have a mutual great-grandmother. Irving Herris
and Irvin Peckett are first cousins.
Mrs. Augusta Berkman, Chefs grandmother,
Tampa, attended the wedding as did his sisters
and their husbands, Cathy and David Meachem,
Tampa, and Delly and Jon Ingersoll and
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
Refugee Max Heller- a Horatio Alger Story
By NEAL R. PEIRCE
Southern Israelite
Four months after Nazi troops
lurched into his native Vienna in
938, refugee Max Heller arrived
the southern mill town of.
(reenville, S.C., to start
veeping floors in a shirt factory.
Heller had just $1.60 in his
>cket; he couldn't speak
English; he'd left behind a family
danger of extermination in
litli'r's concentration camps.
iter his parents escaped to the
United States but some 75 aunts
nd uncles and cousins perished
the Nazi holocaust.
TODAY, at 58, a remarkably
iiembittered Max Heller can
>ok back at a career that
jalifies for any book of Horatio
,lger America-land-of-
jportunity stories.
By 1945, he was general
Manager of the textile mill where
;'d started as a floorsweeper. In
)48, he started his own shirt
|>nipany; by the 1960s that firm
d over 700 employees and
teller was an independently
lealthy man.
He sold the firm, ran for city
>uncil and then twice for mayor
Greenville. He won each
;lion by wide margins.
HELLER IS a very ambitious,
^lf-confidenl man. But his story
Bes beyond the familiar pattern
success for success' sake. It is
saga of an immigrant who
ppreciates the open doors of
jnerican society more than most
us who were born here; of a
isinessman who accepted the
Icissitudes of politics when he
t>ul rnings; of a man who has
)verned his adopted city with
lusual administrative
rofessionalism and openness. If
lere's a serious flaw to the
eller record, no one has fingered
(yet.
How did a young Jewish
nmigrant wind up in Greenville
i deepest Dixie, a town that
kes to call itself "the buckle of
I Bible Belt?"
I The story goes back to August,
>37, when Heller, then 18,
Isiu-il a Viennese outdoor cafe
ill met and danced with a young
tmerican woman touring
jrope. The next day they
alked in the park, conversing
|th the aid of a little German
iglish dictionary.
IWHEN THEY parted Heller
Jked for her address, saying he
>uld write when he learned
iglish. Her name was Mary
tills; she was from Greenville,
Ic.
I Heller had never heard of
reenville. But the next year,
Hen Hitler seized Austria and
fearful Nazi campaign
against Jews began, he
remembered the address slip in
his pocket. He wrote Mary Mills:
"I am Jewish. I must get out ol
here. Can you help me?"
The perfect storybook tale
would have made Mary Mills
Heller's wife. But instead he
waited for his Viennese
sweetheart, Trude Schoenthal.
She had a harrowing escape,
including five weeks in ditches
crawling across the German-
Belgian border. But eventually
Trude made her way to America,
in 1942 she and Max were
married; today they have three
children and eight grandchildren.
HELLER'S FIRST paycheck,
for a 70-hour week, was $9.90
$10 less 10 cents for Social
Security. (Later Heller learned
Republicans in Congress opposed
Social Security and decided to
become a Democrat).
After the war, he started his
own firm on the proverbial
shoestring. He plunged into civic
and synagogue work and in the
early days of integration opened
a factory for the training and
employment of blacks and whites
alike.
Although his shirt factory
prospered, for Heller it was not
enough. From his family's
wartime experiences, he had
learned "that money is really not
a permanent thing. I decided I
didn't want to be the richest man
in the cemetery. I felt everyone
who gets something from society
ought to put something back in.
So I decided to sell my business
and devote the rest of my time to
serve the community."
GREENVILLE HAS been
ruled by an older, ineffective
"Magnolia "type establishment;
the city even refused to accept
any kind of federal aid. Heller
joined with a younger, insurgent
group that included freshly
arrived Northern executives.
The political breakthrough
came with the 1969 election of a
progressive Republican mayor,
Cooper White, whom Heller
endorsed. Two years later White
backed Heller for mayor; Heller's
winning coalition breached white-
black and poor-rich lines.
In Heller's second race, in
1975, he came under anti-semitic
attack from some Greenville
fundamentalists. But Greenville
voters would have none of it and
reelected him overwhelmingly.
HELLER has applied -
advanced management tools to
running the city government,
provided incentive payments for
productive city workers, and ne-
gotiated successfully with the
county government to take over
several services lor which city
residents were, in effect, paying
double taxes (once to the city,
once to the county I.
As a result, budgets have been
balanced; taxes have not risen;
the city government has 100
fewer employees than it did in
1969.
(This year Heller ran for
Congress but was defeated in the
Nov. 7 election. Before the
election, he was asked: What if
you lose? I
Heller replied, "It's enough
that I can run for Congress, it
you really want to come down to
it. Look at the kind of country we
are. I came here. I couldn't speak
English, $1.60 in my pocket. I
serve as mayor. I'm president of
the South Carolina Municipal
Association and on the national
board of the National League of
Cities. My God, what else do I
want? So what if I don't make
Congress? The very fact that I
could even run for Congress
s|n-;iks so well for Ihfa country
I 've got no quarrel.
Anti-Jewish Attitudes Are Explored
NEW YORK (JTA) The
presence of pro-Arab elements in
key positions in a number of
major American Christian
churches, coupled with the
growth of Arab Moslem com-
munities in America, has created
a formidable source of anti-Israel
as well as anti-Jewish attitudes in
the U.S., the American Jewish
Committee was told here.
Two studies of different
aspects of the problem of anti-
Israel and anti-Jewish intrusions
into American public opinion
were released at a session of the
AJCommittee's 73rd annual
meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel.
ONE OF the studies, titled
"Anti-Israel Influence in Amer-
ican Churches," by Judith Banki,
AJCommittee's assistant
director of interreligious affairs,
indicates that while public
opinion polls show American
Christians to be more sym-
pathetic to Israel than to her
Arab antagonists, an anti-Israel,
pro-Arab attitude has been much
in evidence in certain segments of
American Christianity.
The study placed the major
source of anti-Israel sentiment
"among Protestant
denominations with long-
standing involvement in missions
to the Arab Middle East; in
churches and church-related
groups engaged in aiding Arab
refugees; among certain left-wing
'liberationist' ideologues; and in
Undying Spirit Of Phil Randolph
Continued from Page 4
snstrations, on to the brink
another civil war. In 1958,
ishville's desegregated high
hool was blown up and Gov.
'al Faubus defied the law on
udf of Little Rock's embattled
iools, obliging President
Senhower to dispatch federal
sps.
In that same period of thrust
Id counter-thrust, Martin
ther King began his slow non-
blent climb to freedom and
*ry. James Meredith fought his
ly into lily-white University of
Ississippi in 1962, thus humil-
|ing Gov. Ross H. Barnett.
rhe next year, Gov. George
^llace took a quixotic stand in
Alabama schoolhouse door
lost while snatching a hectic
[ to national political
iriety.
battle prods smote the fair
ie of justice in the face in
lam in 1963; ripta .
erupted in Watts in 1966 and in
125 major American cities not
long thereafter.
FROM THESE cauldrons of
turmoil, head bashing, murder,
and arson, there flowed on to the
law books of the nation even-
tually, the removal of dis-
criminatory road blocks to
housing, jobs, public trans-
portation, hotels, resorts,
churches, playgrounds and burial
grounds.
Long, long ago, Emerson's
soul transmitted to his journal:
"The civility of no world can be
perfect while another race is
degraded ... the might and right
are here here is man; and if
you have man, Black or white is
an insignificance."
America has waded through
hell to validate that lofty af-
firmation. Validated? Not totally.
But the marchers advance; and
up front is the undying spirit of
the good soldier.Phil Randolph.
communions with predominantly
Arab constituencies, whether
Catholic or Eastern Orthodox."
In these quarters, the report
notes, champions of the Arab
cause often influence church
policies and organizational
resolutions far beyond their
numbers, giving church groups a
pro-Arab "tilt" by constantly
pressing for statements critical of
or detrimental to Israel.
"THERE IS also a potent anti-
Jewish legacy in Christian
tradition," the study observes,
"which sometimes comes into
play when Israel is being dis-
cussed; in such instances anti-
Israel sentiment takes on an anti-
Jewish coloration."
A second source of anti-Israel
sentiment within the churches is
the current ideology, sometimes
referred to as "liberation
theology," which calls upon
Christians to identify with op-
pressed peoples and makes the
active pursuit of racial, social,
and economic justice a religious
obligation.
In theory, Mrs. Banki notes,
liberationist thought should not
lead to anti-Israel positions, for
Jews, too, are a minority, and
Israel "is a beleagured democ-
racy if there was ever one." But
the same "selective morality
which singles out Israel for
special abuse in the United
Nations is also at work here," she
comments. Some liberationist
activists champion the Pales-
tinians as oppressed Third World
people and brand Israel as a
racist, colonialist outpost of
American imperialism.
ANTI-ISRAEL sentiment is
also fostered by some leaders of
American Arab Christian
churches although not all
American Christians of Middle
Eastern background are against
Israel, Mrs. Banki points out.
Many Americans of Lebanese
background support Israel as the
defender and ally of the
beleaguered Christian com-
munity in Lebanon.
But those hostile to Israel are a
potent new influence in American
Christianity. They have used
public relations techniques
skilfully and on occasion have
made common cause with
Moslem leaders. From their
leadership positions in their own
churches, they have pressed non-
Arab church groups and agen-
cies, such as the National Council
of Churches, for anti-Israel
positions.
Both at the NCC and in every
major church group, there are
persons sympathetic to Israel
and interested in Jewish-
Christian dialogue, but they are
not as close to the centers of
institutional power and funding,
and are frequently outweighed by
the various anti-Israel sources
when matters pertaining to the
Middle East are on the agenda,
the report says.
THE SECOND report, titled
"Islam in America," indicates
that poverty and lack of op-
portunity in their native lands
are motivating thousands of
Moslems to emigrate to other
countries, including the U.S.
About 2,000,000 Moslems
reportedly are now in this
country, of whom approximately
200,000 are Arabs.
Not surprisingly, in view of
recent history, the report notes,
there is a marked degree of
hostility to Israel and Zionism
among many of the Moslems.
Moslems working in the auto
industry in Detroit, for example,
are attempting to force the
United Auto Workers to get rid
of its State of Israel Bonds.
"The recent newcomers bring
with them a new strong feeling of
Arab identity and political con-
sciousness," this report says.
"Thanks chiefly to this vigorous,
active influex, the Moslem com-
munity in the U.S. has emerged
from a long period of inactivity
and assimilation. The number of
mosques and Moslem organiza-
tions has multiplied rapidly, the
use and study of Arabic has
increased, and new life has been
infused into existing
organizations, such as the
Federation of Islamic Asso-
ciations, which the Arab Mos-
lems have almost taken over."
MOSLEM political and cul-
tural activity, like the Moslem
population, is on the rise in the
U.S., the report states. "This is
due in part to the current nation-
wide trend of ethnic conscious-
ness and to a desire to organize at
least as effectively as the Jewish
community has done. But
another reason is the growing
importance of the Middle East
and the revival of pan-Islamic
ideology there."
Lebanese Army Revives
Lebanon's fledgling army entered two of Beirut's Christian
neighborhoods, marking its first major attempt to establish
order in the area since the 1975-76 civil war. "Long live our
army!" shouted Christians as an 1,100-man force moved into the
districts of Furn El Shubbak and Ein El-Rummaneh. Militiamen
relinquished their weapons and no resistance was reported as the
soldiers took over the militia positions and began dismantling
the concrete and sandbag positions.
Dayan Undergoes Operation
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan
was operated on June 24 for the
removal of an intestinal polyp
and was reported resting com-
fortably at the Tel Hashomer
Medical Center near Tel Aviv.
According to his close aide,
Naftalie Lavie, the doctors we're
encouraged by the results of the
surgery. Lavie, in a telephone
interview with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, seemed to
imply that the polyp was found
to be non-malignant.
He said Dayan would be
discharged by next weekend or
shortly afterwards and would
spend the following week to 10
days convalescing at his home.
The 64-year-old Foreign
Minister was admitted to the
hospital June 23 after having
undergone a series of tests during
the preceding weeks. There
appeared to have been some
concern in circles close to him
that the polyp might be
malignant. But Lavie sounded
relieved and optimistic on the
telephone.
Obituaries
COHEN. Herman.
Funeral services for Mr. Herman
Cohen. 78, of 8221 Swann Ave. were
held June 24 at Curry's Funeral
Home. Rabbi Theodore Brod of-
ficiated. Interment was In Atlanta.
Ga. A native of Atlanta. Mr. Cohen
had been a resident of Tampa for 00
years and was the founder of Tampa
Novelty Co., a member of Rodeph
Sholom Synagogue. B'nal B'rtth of
Tampa and HUlsborough Lodge 20 F.
k A.M. Survivors Include a son Frank
B Tampa; brother Nathan. Atlanta,
two grandchildren Mona Cohen and
Ilene Bills; four nieces, Mrs. Rae
Mack, Hollywood; Mrs. Adele Wolfe,
AUanta, Mrs, Bernlce Walberg.
Miami and Mrs. Horace Leech,
Chattanooga, Tenn ; and several
great nieces and nephews
PreparaUon by Cheased Shel Ernes
Curry's Funeral Home had charge of
arrangements.


Page 10
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Israeli Tennis Stars
On American Tour
SAN DIEGO Four Israeli
tennis stars, ages 9 to 12, are here
on a 35-day exhibition tour across
the country and Canada before
representing Israel in National
Junior Tournaments.
These children are the top
players of more than 15.000
young Israelis now playing at the
Israel Tennis Centers. Delia
Kuriat. Moroccan born, has
already represented Israel
against England in the youngest-
ever international tournament.
She hopes to reach world class
before she joins the Israeli army.
GILAD BLOOM. 12. Sabra.
started playing tennis at nine. He
was a member of the first Israeli
team to play in American junior
competition.
Max Oshoroff, 11. Russian
born, immigrated to Israel three
opening of the Israel Tennis
Center. The first free, public
tennis facility in the world where
children have court preference,
the Israel Tennis Center offers
free lessons and equipment to
children throughout Israel.
DR. IAN FROMAN, a former
South African Davis Cup player,
and Shlomo Zoreff. their coach,
are accompanying the children.
Dr. Froman is executive director
of the Israel Tennis Center.
Israels new infatuation with
tennis is attributed to the
years ago. A natural athlete, his
dream is to represent Israel in the
Davis Cud.
The fourth is Roni Barak. 10.
Sabra. number one in his age
group, nicknamed "Gerulaitis"
because he is the image of Vitas
with his blond hair and green
eves.
Begin, Labor Leaders
In Blazing Fight
JERUSALEM (JTA) A
blazing row has broken out be-
tween Prime Minister Begin and
the Labor Party leadership over
who founded the State of Israel.
Blistering exchanges of insulting
statements are flowing in both
directions.
The episode began when Begin
was asked, in a joint Passover
interview with Maariv. Yediot
Aharonot and the Jerusalem
Post, about the view held by
many that Ben-Gurion founded
the State and he. Begin, brought
the peace.
BEGINS REPLY was that
Ben-Gurion did not set up the
State The Jewish people set it
up." for without the struggle by
Etzel and Lehi the nation would
not have freed itself from the
foreign ruler, and the State of
Israel would not have been
created, and because without the
Hagana and the Palmach Israel's
independence would not have
been preserved after it was
proclaimed.
Begin continued: "BG's
historic role, which I recognized
even during the days of our
greatest enmity, was in his
decision to proclaim the indepen-
dence of Israel, even against the
views of members of his party,
and in his proclamation of in-
dependence on Iyar fourth.
5708."
The Labor Party's "reactions
team' published the following
statement:
(Mr Begin'sl statement that
BG only proclaimed the State is
tvpical of the head of Betar and
head of Herat but it is
shocking when it comes from the
mouth of the Prime Minister of
Israel.
"INDEED the State was not
created by a mere proclamation.
Its creation rested on acts of
settlement, defense, aliya and
statesmanship The verbal proc-
lamation was the result of an
historic decision and of these
acts. David Ben-Gurion and the
Labor movement were respon-
sible for the policy which led to
this.
It is perhaps worth asking the
head if Herat what did you
iplura do in these fields? It is
right o demand of him an
apok)t for his irresponsible
word-
Wit run hours Begin fired back
a rejoinder. He cited his com-
ment- ~. the interview, and went
on abor Party claims that
I an -i-writing history and
dem. an apology. Not only
will tot apologize for what I
said, bat 1 shall repeat what I
said every opportunity in
writing and in speech. The reason
is simple: what I said was the
truth.
"It is the leaders of the Labor
Party (formerly Mapail who
ought to ask forgiveness from
thousands of Etzel and Lehi
fighters. from hundreds of
bereaved families, and from the
entire nation, for having re-
written history for 30 years and
for falsifying the truth in our
generation.
THEY DENIED from Etzel
and Lehi their role in founding
our State and called them by the
contemptuous assignation "ter-
rorists.' They did so not only in
speeches and' articles, but even in
textbooks from which Israel's
children were taught.
Since the Labor Party was
consigned to the opposition, my
colleagues and myself have been
doing our best to put right the
terrible injustice which was done
against the memory of the
fighters and heroes and to
their sacrifice for the freedom of
the nation And we shall continue
doing so."
In response to this. Labor put
out a second statement saying
that Ben-Gurion's role in Jewish
history never needed the recog-
nition or vindication of Mena-
chem Begin, and does not need it
today either even though he is
serving as Prime Minister.
"HISTORY has already ap-
portioned the appropriate merit
to the Hagana. Etzel and Lehi for
their respective roles and Mr.
Begins well-known complaints
that he was discriminated
against cannot change the sig-
nificance of the historic picture
Mr Begin is mistaken if he
thinks that his status today as
Prime Minister enables him to
crown himself ex-post factor with
wreaths which the reality of the
struggle for independence denied
him at the time
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of the Israel Tennis Centers, and to participate in Junior Tournaments in June and July. Ujt,
right are Shlomo Zoreff, coach; Dalia Kuriat, Amos Mansdorf, Roni Barak, and GiiadBloon."
CJF Assembly Approves Study
Charting Future for Federations!
Continued from Page 1
imously adopted the report of the
CJF Personnel Task Force
recommending a comprehensive
personnel development program
to meet the future professional
staff needs of Federations.
THE DELEGATES also
changed CJF by-laws im-
plementing key provisions of the
review report providing for
greater involvement of com-
munity representatives in the
governance of CJF. The
necessary budget changes also
were approved by the delegates
to permit implementation of the
24 countries.
More than 140 communities
were visited during the review
process to obtain information,
with Federation officers,
executive committee members
and staff professionals con-
tributing their views.
The review committee which
drafted the final document was
headed by Raymond Epstein ot
Chicago, former CJF president.
Forty lay and professional
community leaders worked with
him. as did a CJF professional
consultant staff team headed by
Henry L Zucker. vice president
emeritus of the Jewish Com-
munity Federation of Cleveland.
The CJF Personnel Study-
Task Force report was presented
by Samuel J Silberman of New
York. He noted the three key-
Task Force recommendations:
extension of the CJF Federation
Executive Recruitment and
Education Program (FEREPl.
which provides scholarship/ loan
assistance to outstanding young
people to undertake careers in
Federation fields: continuing
professional education programs
to advance the knowledge and
skills of present Federation
professionals: and an Alternate
Track Program to train and
recruit people for middle-
management and executive
positions in Federations.
Mandel said key provisions i
the new by-laws adopted I
special General Assembly!
that community delegates!
CJF General Assembly be i
pointed at the beginning of (
calendar year, and be invc
guiding CJF progrt
throughout the
enlargement of the CJF I
Directors to include leaders I
more cities; and reorganizauoii^
CJF committees.
aai*Ji>
CJF President Morton L. Mandel of Cleveland, center, prt*
special recognition gifts to Raymond Epstein of Chicago*
chairman of the CJF Review Committee, and Henry L 2
of Cleveland, right. Review Committee chief consult!
following adoption of the review by a special General Ass**
June 14 in Denver.
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bsession With Instant Happiness of Special Concern to U.S. Jews
W YORK The current
sion with instant hap-
bs" is responsible for many of
fills that plague American
|ies and should be of special
em to Jews, for whom the
^y has always been a focal
, in life.
iuda Rosenman, director of
American Jewish Committee
rtment of Jewish Communal
rs, introduced a newly-
shed report on the Jewish
and urged Jewish organ-
ins to give top priority to
lams aimed at strengthening
les, which, he said, were en-
Bred by current attitudes
|fe styles.
[ONG THE measures
imended to stem the disin-
^ing effects of current social
on the traditional institu-
lof marriage and childbear-
Ithe report called for the
lishment of a National Jew-
ram ily Center; support of
kyment practices that can
[a positive affect on family
such as flexible working
I, and maternity and pa tern-
|eaves; and support of
mient actions in such fields
cation and housing that
offer benefits to people
Barry and have children.
report is titled "Sustain-
he Jewish Family," the
ation of three years of
h and consultation by
Task Force on Jewish
|y Policy, under the chair -
Biip of Dr. Chaim I. Wax-
chairman of the Depart-
of Sociology at Rutgers
rrsity.
>ENMAN cited three kinds
inges in American society
he said, were threatening
aditional values of marriage
lamily. He listed these as
breakdown of religious belief
(practice, and erosion of
ft for law and tradition; the
Intent of individuals from
nother and from the values
beds <>f the community; and
listic, self-centered, essen-
I pagan life styles that con-
st on a single-minded
L of instant, continuous
and fulfillment, but
Ily leave the individual
rpy, lonely and alienated."
obsession with instant
Iness," he continued, "is
si akably linked with all the
kmena that trouble the fam-
I today avoidance of mar-
late marriage, voluntary
pessness, skyrocketing
Ce rates, and, in the case of
more and more frequent
narriage."
lie acknowledging that
[trends affect all segments
lety, regardless of religion,
tosenman maintained that
vere "of particular concern
ws because of the special
k family occupies in Jewish
|on and experience."
JEWS, the family has
the center from which
thing else stemmed Jew-
lucation, involvement with
Jommunity, religious cele-
\n~- and observance, Jewish
\v and continuity," he said.
Iddition, he pointed out, "in
Brian- view, getting married
kising a family has always
la fundamental value, an
lial of life. In Genesis, the
pn of the world is followed
liately by the creation of
pkind and the injunction to
pitful and multiply.' Juda-
kccordingly views estab-
t a family as an act of faith,
Brmation of the Covenant
If the ongoing process of
Dn in which humans are
partners with God."
In assessing the current crisis
in Jewish family life, the Task
Force Report cited a wide variety
of statistics, all of them indicat-
ing a decrease in the number of
traditional, stable, two-parent
families. Among the facts
presented were the following:
"American Jews, both men
and women, tend to marry even
later than do other Americans,
which not only makes for low
birth rates, but also means more
years in the single state, in which
individuals are most likely to
become estranged from the
organized Jewish community and
its institutions."
0 "The American Jewish birth
rate is below that of the nation as
a whole and is still declining."
"The number of one-parent
families has risen accordingly
... in 1974, it was estimated
that parents without partners
made up 20 to 30 per cent of the
membership of Jewish com-
munity centers."
"The rate of intermarriage
among American Jews rose
dramatically during the 1960's,
reacing 31.7 per cent for the 1966-
72 period.
IN FORMULATING recom-
mendations for measures to
combat these situations, the
Task Force divided its sugges-
tions into two categories those
dealing with actions to be taken
by the Jewish community and its
communal agencies; and those
dealing with actions that the
Jewish community could take in
relation to public and govern-
mental policies.
Among the recommendations
for Jewish communal policy were
the following:
Create a National Jewish
Family Center to formulate poli-
cies and programs dealing with
family life, and to train lay and
professional leaders. The Center
would sponsor research,
disseminate information, and
maintain ties to universities and
other research institutes.
Organize interagency con-
sortia for such purposes as
evaluating the effectiveness of
programs set up to support fam-
ily life; helping communication
and coordination between agen-
cies; providing information and
referral services to families in
need of help.
Highlight the subject of
strengthening the family in
discussion groups, family re-
treats, public forums, self-help
groups, education programs, and
academic research.
Develop outreach programs
in social agencies, synagogues
and other Jewish organizations
to attract the unaffiliated, aiming
such programs specifically to
singles, to parents, and to
couples that are as yet childless.
Designate courses on family
life as requirements in rabbinical
schools and training programs
for Jewish communal services,
and provide in-service programs
on the subject for lay and profes-
sional leaders.
I Design a "family-impact
questionnaire," through which
Jewish agencies and organiza-
tions could evaluate the influence
of their policies and practices in
terms of whether they encourage
or discourage marriage and fam-
ily life.
This last recommendation has
already been acted on by the
AJC, which has developed a
questionnaire that will be made
available as a pilot project to a
wide variety of Jewish organiza-
tions.
IN REGARD to actions that
Jewish organizations might take
concerning public and govern-
ment policies, the Task Force
recommended the following,
among others:
Since Jews and Jewish
institutions have traditionally
been concentrated in cities,
greater incentives should be
sought for industries to stay in
metropolitan areas and thus
preserve jobs that, in turn, help
preserve the Jewish family.
All publicly-funded housing
should be required to provide
community facilities such as
child care centers, as well as
centers for the aged and for gen-
eral family use.
More flexible work schedules
should be encouraged in govern-
ment and the private sector, so
that men and women can both be
active parents.
Leave for child-rearing
should be available to both
women and men without preju-
dice to their jobs or seniority.
Relevant aspects of the
income-tax laws should be
reviewed to insure that they
encourage marriage and raising
of families. For example, exemp-
tions for dependents should be
raised to a realistic figure. Tax
laws that make it financially
more advantageous to remain
single should be changed.
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