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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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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:
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Number 36
Of Tampa
Tampa, Florida December 7, 1979
t) Frtd Shochtt
Price 35 Cents
\ge of 'King Oil'
S. Jewish Survival Threatened
YORK (JTA) "The Jew in America in the
ling Oil" faces a threat to the survival of Israel
Jwn survival as part of American communal life.
t for our very survival and the narrow per-
that fear sometimes creates can increase our
ither than our security," according to Sen. Carl
, Mich.) in a speech before the Jewish Recon-
Bt Foundation here.
defined the danger
I of what appears to
jro8ion of America's
Eional support for
i,at a time of oil scar-
id rising energy
and American
reaction to it. He
I an example the
East plan recently
>y a Republican
tial aspirant,
fexas Gov. John
who linked oil to
id comprehensive
the Middle East
i expense.
JENCE, Levin said,
ras saying that "oil
km do not mix." He
[Israel stands between
Connelly's America
lire oil supply then
8"
>nse to Connally,
raises in America
[hat the factions which
national policy in this
more protective of
[interests than they are
Ltional interest ... If
think that American-
Jewish influence is the cause of a
foreign policy which brings us
long gas lines and expensive
heating oil at home; and, if a
Connally takes it to the hustings,
then in this age I fear that we will
hear that voice growing louder
and louder and being heard in
wider and wider circles."
Continuing, the Senator stated
that "As a public official, I get
questions which clearly ask: If
your interests as a Jew conflict
with our interests as Americans,
how can we be sure that you will
represent us as Americans?"
ON THE other hand, he added,
"I get mall from members of the
Jewish community which very
clearly says, 'Carl, you are one of
us and we know we can count on
you to take care of us on this.'
How do I answer these two dis-
parate sets of questions? How do
I affirm my identity as a Jew and
my identity as an American?"
According to Levin, the answer
"lies not so much in the
resolution of the tension that our
multiple identities impose upon
us as in the ways we analyze our
problems and privately and
publicly state our solutions."
He observed that as members
:e Cambodian Contributions
be Tampa Jewish Federation board of directors
nously passed the following resolution at the board
; Nov. 28:
it of our deep concern over the threat of starvation in
iia. the Tampa Jewish Federation encourages in-
ls to make contributions to the Cambodian Relief Fund
th the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
rge our community to contribute through the Tampa
i Federation for transmission to this committee. Tampa
Federation, 2808 Horatio Street, Tampa, Florida 33609.
*"
Sen. Carl Levin
of families "we seek to resolve the
competing demands of our multi-
dimensional identities" not
"from the exclusive perspective
of father-mother or son-daughter
or husband-wife" but by
"creating solutions which benefit
all our component identities .
As members of family units, I
believe that all of us have con-
fronted that problem and found
ways to resolve it. As members of
the Jewish community, I am not
altogether sure that we have
always demonstrated the same
skill."
HE CITED as an example
widespread Jewish opposition to
proposals to abolish the electoral
college and replace it with a
system of direct election of the
President. Levin said he was
persuaded that the dangers of
electing a candidate who did not
receive a plurality of votes out-
weighed any potential impact on
the roles that minorities play.
"We need to recognize that a
policy affects us in all our
multiple roles and iden-
tifications," he said.
"What benefits the Jewish
community should be one factor
among several that have
and should be considered when
Blacks Believe
Jews Use Money
Better Than Others
By DAN PULCRANO
With LARRY GLASS
The idea that Jews are
good with money is not
always entirely negative.
Lewanda, an Oakes student
whose mother lived with

whose mother lived with
Jews for five years, told us,
"To me, they make better
use of their money than any
other ethnic group. Jews
exploit their money bet-
ter."
"My mother says that by
living with them she learned how
to really manage her money very
well, and she does a very good job
of it, which I fall back on Jews
for."
Certainly, many Blacks view
Jews as role models, whose
position as a successful, well-
organized and cohesive minority
they hope to emulate.
THE SECOND cause of anti-
Jewish stereotypes among
Blacks has been the economic
relationships that developed in
Eastern cities. The Jews that the
Blacks encountered were mostly
businessmen; the businessmen
Continued on Page 10
we, as Jews who live in this land,
decide what policies to support."
Continuing, he said: "I am
suggesting that we, as members
of the Jewish community, must
be particularly aware of our
multiple group memberships. A
failure to achive that awareness
would needlessly provide am-
munition to those who would
charge us with divided loyalty or
a too narrow perspective and
analysis. And that ammunition
will be turned against us and
against Israel."
LEVIN CITED, as another
example, the response of
American Jews to the recent
Middle East activities of Rev.
Jesse Jackson. "If we find the
statements of Jesse Jackson to
be offensive and we should
we must not react by saying that
Blacks have no role to play in
foreign policy or by threatening
to withdraw our support from
civil rights organizations. Rather
we must say that those who
stand with Rev. Jackson are not
playing their role in foreign
policy responsibly but that we
will continue to fervently support
those civil rights activities which
we continue to see as in the
national interest .
"We should, in other words,
offer and defend policies in terms
of their value to the American
Sancta' which has made Jews in
America part of the policy-
making process. That style of
defense does not minimize the
value of our united voices and
it does so much to increase the
validity that others hear in our
words."
Federation Campaign
Leaders To Attend
Seminar Dec. 9
will be members of the Campaign
Steering Committee, Campaign
Cabinet, Division chairmen, and
leadership of the Women's
Division.
The seminar will be led by
Marsha Sherman, vice chairman
of the 1980 Campaign, and Dr.
Carl Zielonka, immediate past
campaign chairman.
Leadership of the 1980 Tampa
Jewish Federation UJA
Campaign will meet on Sunday
morning, Dec. 9, at the Jewish
Community Center to participate
in a Campaign Management
Seminar, according to Michael L.
Levine, Campaign chairman.
Participating in the seminar
\sentativesofthe Tampa Jewish Federation ft pictured
L as they prepared to leave Tampa Nov. 25 for Israel,
they joined a National United Jewish Appeal Study
ion. Pictured above (left to right) are: MoUie Rich,OaU
foul Pershes, Mission chairman; Shirley Solomon, Uons
tnblatt, Lillie and CharlesRosenvaig.
The first meeting of the Tampa Jewish Federation Campaign Steering Committee was held a
the Jewish Community Center to plan for the community-wide 1980 Combined Jewish Appec
Campaign beginning with the Dec. 9 campaign I management seminar. Seated around the table
are Dr. Paul Robert Levine, Barry Berg, Hope Barnttt, Gary Alter, Dr. Carl Zielonka Mik,
Levine, Campaign Chairman, Richard Turkel and Gene Wertheimer. (photo: Audrey
Haubenstock)


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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 7
Timerman to Receive
Ben-Gurion Award
NEW YORK 'It is very
important to be a Jew. After
that, we can discuss all the other
points."
These are the words of Jacobo
Timerman. the Argentiniar
Jewish editor recently released
from house arrest alter years ol
worldwide protest. These words
were spoken at United Jewish
Appeal national headquarters
during the only interview Timer-
man has granted since arriving in
the United States. Timerman is
slated to receive the UJA 1979
David Ben-Gurion Award during
the upcoming National Con-
ference, at a public assembly ir
Avery Fisher Hall. Lincolr
Center, on Friday, Dec. 7.
The exclusive interview, con
ducted by HabhiMark S. Golub,
will be aired on the syndicated
radio program "L'Chayim."
The Avery Fisher Hall
assembly which will see
Timerman presented with the
Ben-Gurion award will also in-
clude a tribute to recently
released Soviet Jewish Prisoner
of Conscience Boris Penson, a
dramatic reading by multiple-
award winning actor Eli Wailach,
and a concert by the Soviet
Jewish Emigre Orchestra, under
the direction of Lazar Guzman.
THE TAMPA delegation, led
by Michael Levine, Campaign
general chairman, will include
Ben Greenbaum. president;
Marsha Sherman. Campaign vice
chairman; Larry Davis. Heritage
Division chairman, and Gary
Alter, executive director.
Timerman will receive the lien
(iurion Award for his "struggle
against oppression and for the
ri^ht to live a Jewish life.'' The
1978 award went to Soviet
Jewish Prisoners of Conscience.
Timerman's reaction: "Weowe
so much to the Jews of Russia. In
Argentina, I had a very bad
feeling because I thought that,
after all, I was under house
arrest: not in so bad conditions
as the Jews who were in Russia.
The decision of the Jews of
Russia to fight for being Jews is
something that I think we don't
realize the importance of. That
means really that Jews can
survive. This is something they
show to us."
During the course of the inter-
view with Golub for "L'Chayim"
Timerman, who now lives in
Israel, made the following ib-
servations:
"FREEDOM as a human
being and freedom as a Jew -
they are very different. I am used
to the idea of being free. I sup
pose it is not difficult to live like a
free human being. But what is
really difficult is to live as a free
Jew. This is something I never
imagined, it was an experience I
never had. I have been a free
Barbara Leckner, Michelle Winnick and Susie Rosancyk ring
up a sale at the Nov. 10 garage sale for Tampa Bay Chapter,
Women's American ORT. The sale netted $333.76 for ORTs
health portfolio.
JXX. BBEHT PERFORMANCE OF "STAR TREK"
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man. but 1 never was a free Jew.
In Israel, you are a free Jew, and
I am discovering every day what
it means Jewish life is so rich
now. so many questions in
.Jewish life we still don't have an
answer lor I still don't have the
broad idea of all the richness of
!>einga free Jew .
"The Jews must work t<>
gather, because anti-Semitism
will exist for many, many years. I
don't know why. We cannot
destroy anti-Semitism. The only
thing we can do is to see that
anti-Semitism doesn't destroy us.
That is why it is so important to
be one Jewish people .
"I think the best thing for a
Jew is to live in Israel. But if you
don't live in Israel, you are still a
Jew and you are very important
for me. You can be a Jew in any
country of the world, but I have
the ambition that Israel should
be the best country in the world.
"Why was I arrested? I was
editor of the only outspoken daily
about human rights in Argen-
tina. It was the only daily that
pointed out anti-Semitic in-
cidents in Argentine life. I was
1 hated because I was always out-
spoken politically and because I
was always a very good Jew. .
"I WAS in prison for two and
one-half years. The first three
months kidnapped, disappeared,
in clandestine jails. Then nine
months in a legal jail and one and
one-half years in home arrest,
with eight policemen living with
me in the apartment for 24 hours
a day. I was released because of
international pressure, but
especially the Jewish insti-
tutional pressure .
"One day, when I was feeling
in a very bad situation because of
much torture, I thought I needed
something to help me survive.
Thoughts of my wife and children
were not enough. I needed some-
thing to be alive. So I spon-
taneously banged on the steel
door, to ask the guard which way
was East, so that I might pray to
Jerusalem. He told me that for
security reasons, he couldn't tell
me which way was East. But I
was happy I had asked. I don't
know to pray, I don't know
Hebrew, I don't attend
synagogue, I am not an ob-
servant Jew. But something
came out of me that I needed to
touch Jewishness to survive. .
"I am a journalist. Journalists
cannot live without the language.
We work with words. All my life I
was a journalist, and I needed to
work now in Israel. I don't know
Hebrew. I thought I might leam
how to be a carpenter in a kib-
butz, or perhaps open a small
bookshop with my wife.
"When I was arriving in Israel
I thought about my life and the
future as a mutilated life, because
not to be ajournalist for me is
very very sad.
"1 FELT very mutilated. But
the moment I arrived at the
airport in Tel Aviv I had an offer
from Maariv. I spoke with the
editor. I said to him, 'I don't
write Hebrew. I don't read
Hebrew. How can I work in a
paper I don't read?' He said, 'It
doesn't matter. You will write in
Spanish and we will translate.
We will read the paper to you. We
have another case, a Russian
Jew. He writes in Russian and we
translate it in Hebrew.'
"So imagine the situation. It is
really a miracle. You come to
Israel and you are never
mutilated. It doesn't matter what
you know or what you do. You
can be creative. I am a journalist
writing Spanish in a Hebrew
paper and I belong to journalism
in Israel. This is the miracle of
Israel. .
"The future for me? The future
is to be happy, to have many
grandsons, and to live in Israel."
Tn-i-rt

Council of Jewish Federations president, Morton L. Man
congratulates Ben Greenbaum upon his election to the (.
board of governors at the General Assembly held in Montreal!
November. Greenbaum, president of the Tampa Jewii
Federation, led the Tampa delegation of Michael Levine, Cm
paign chairman; Marsha Sherman; Gary Alter, Abe Dav4
Wasserberger and Helen Greenbaum.
CJF Assembly Supports
Handling of Iranian Crisis]
MONTREAL The Council
of Jewish Federations adopted a
resolution strongly supporting
President Carter's actions in
handling the grave situation in
Iran. The move came at the 48th
General Assembly of the CJF,
represented by over 2,600
delegates from throughout the
United States and Canada.
"We deeply deplore the events
taking place in Iran, and express
our concern for our fellow citizens
held hostage in the U.S.
Embassy. We abhor terrorism in
any form." the resolution stated.
The Assembly complimented
the President of the United
States for treating the situation
in a sensitive, responsible manner
which reflects the will of the
American people in resisting ter-
rorism and oil and petrodollar
blackmail. "We endorse the
immediate cessation of the
importation of Iranian oil," the
statement noted.
The Council of Jewish Fed-
erations made a direct appeal to
its 190 constituent Federations to
take immediate steps to com-
municate with their members,
groups and affiliated
organizations to encour
reduction in gas consuraptj
according to the guidelines i
forward by the U.S. Depa
of Energy.
"This is imperative, said I
statement, "if we are to
our sovereignty and carry
policies based on sounfl
democratic principles."
The Council of Jewisk!
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Federations which serve neariyl
800 communities and embraal
over 95 percent of the Jewish I
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B5ay. December 7,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
COMRMB "ESP NVENIEKT
SALES.
SALES
ejjNVENIElY)
'BILES
Italian Anti-Semites
Call for Thousand
New 'Auschwitzes'
By LISA PALMIERI-BILLIG
ROME (JTA) Swastikas and such slogans as
"Ten, One Hundred, One Thousand Auschwitzes" were
found splashed in blue paint on more than 50 Jewish
gravestones in the Leghorn Jewish Cemetery this week.
A TELEPHONE CALL by a so-called "Armed Nazi
Group" claimed responsibility for the desecrations.
Protesters marched through the center of the city, and
speeches denouncing the vandalism were delivered by the
Mayor of Leghorn and the city's Chief Rabbi.
The president of the Jewish community, Luciano
Cassuto, said this was the most serious episode of anti-
Semitism since the war. The Italian Jewish Youth
Federation expressed its concern over the growing
number of anti-Semitic incidents taking place in various
parts of Italy since the Varese soccer match incident of
nearly a year ago when a group of neo-fascists shouted
anti-Semitic phrases and displayed swastikas on banners
during an Israeli-Italian game. During the war, 120
The Jewish Community Center regular basketball season meets on Wednesday nights begin- Leghorn Jews lost their lives in concentration camps.
ning at 6:30 p.m. This is the Convenient Sales team (standing left to right): Drew Rashbaum,
Neil Layton, captain; Howard Crum, John Kelly. Kneeling, Jerome Harrell and Randy ________________^____
Blaylock. (photo: Audrey Haubenstock)
Rhonda Zamore, Joel Hooper and Steve Gotler, in a scene from
the Plant High School production, "See How They Run,"
written by Philip King. The play, directed by Harry Frain and
Beth Frain, takes place in the 40's and includes a succession of
hilarious situations that make it a fast-moving comedy. Per-
formances will be Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m., and a special
matinee Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Plant High School
auditorium. There is a small admission charge.
sun cove realty
im/.'i-.
One of the Jewish Community Center Basketball Team, sponsored by Mutual of New York (left
to right standing), Russell Elefterion, Garry Flowers, Joe Magadan, Ed Gonzalez, (tront row)
Greg Berkes, captain; Johnny Fernandez, Larry Bernstein, Ray Flack, (photo: Audrey
Haubenstock) __# /^
PLO 'Foreign Minister' States His Case
UNITED NATIONS The
I General Assembly opened its
I debate on the Palestine question
1 Monday under the shadow of the
(crisis in Iran. UN Secretary
I General Kurt Waldheim has
[called for an immediate meeting
|of the Security Council to deal
l*ith the hostage situation in the
[U.S. Embassy in Teheran.
The principal speaker at the
opening of the General Assembly
session was Farouk Kaddoumi,
pta "foreign minister" of the
Palestine Liberation
Organization, who reiterated the
[PLO's positions and declared
pat the Palestinian people reject
phe autonomy plan now under
discussion between Egypt, Israel
M the U.S. He warned that any
'Palestinian supporting this plan
'ould be considered "a traitor."
The Palestine debate continued
through Wednesday. The
| General Assembly heard the
'Port of the Committee on the
| Uercise of the Inalienable
Rights of the Palestinian People. omes art tb.^rtMrtmgt *
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Tht Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 7
FRED K SHOCHET
Editor and Publlaher
Jewish Floridian
of Tampa
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Telephone 871-4470______
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Friday. December 7,1979
Volume 1
17KISLEV5740
Number 36
The Business of Terrorists
Of little notice was the General Assembly's
generous vote for a resolution to dismiss the Camp
David accord as irrelevant. In a word, the United
Nations has legislated the accord out of existence.
Led by the Third World, the world "peace
organization" moved to legitimize the terrorism of
the Palestinian movement. But this is the same
movement that conducts the war against the United
States not only in Iran, but also elsewhere through-
out the Middle East.
The grand irony is that it is to this "peace
organization" that we have appealed to for action
against Iran's kidnaping of American citizens and
holding them as hostages until we do Ayatollah
Khomeini's bidding in the case of the Shah.
What can we expect from the United Nations?
In our opinion, nothing more than a lot of sanc-
timonious palaver. Only the likes of a Jesse Jackson
can make sense out of this senseless situation. In the
Third World's rise on the scruff of our necks, only he
can applaud.
Meanwhile, the Camp David accord no longer
exists, except of course for Israel and Egypt who
already seem to be benefiting from its arrangements.
But then, the United Nations is against that sort of
thing. Peace is not the business of terrorists.
Spotlighting the Future
Florida's Jewish community is the third largest
in the country, and for this reason, the annual dinner-
dance of the Florida Division of the American Com-
mittee for the Weizmann Institute of Science on Dec.
13 at the Eden Roc Hotel will be a unique occasion.
Whether in the development of new drugs
promising hope for those afflicted with Multiple
Sclerosis, whether in the formulation of new
procedures to safeguard against premature infant
births, be it in the synthesizing of hormone extracts
to help children and the elderly suffering from critical
immunological deficiencies, or in the uncovering of
new Vitamin D derivatives for dialysis patients
proving highly effective in combatting kidney
disease-induced bone damage the Weizmann
Institute of Science in 30 years of work since its
establishment has made a worldwide mark in
research bearing on biology and astrophysics, lasers
and learning.
Mazel Tov, Canter Hauben
(Composed for my good friend, Cantor William Hauben by
DavidE. Freedman.)
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
The Jewish Community of Tampa Town,
is seriously firm and very profound.
Having a Men's Club. Sisterhood too.
and other things all communities do.
To this Congregation's most beautiful place,
was added Cantor Hauben s attractive face.
Bringing his music to our Shule,
blending his knowledge with Hebrew School.
Years rushed by now they're ten.
boys he taught have become men.
We're here honoring this good man.
who willingly gives all he can.
Loving Cantor Hauben and his family,
I we attend this banquet as testimony
Singing loud praises for his contribution.
' to our children and Religious institution.
Our "Choral Group" beaus his style,
the "Music Festival" is his child.
Weddings and Mitzvahs. sorrows and joys,
performing for our girls and boys.
He serves daily doing his deeds,
when required he tends our needs.
Coming here was a good day,
in our Community he shall stay.
Reciting the Kiddish or Ha'Mo-stzee,
schnapz or wine, coffee or tea.
Kugel and Knishes, herring or soup,
He's always found in our group.
Our Rodoph Shalom is his place,
with "God's" help the future we face.
Hundred and Twenty years, for you,
starting each decade fresh and new.
Presenting this poem with deep respect,
pride in his eyes we detect.
Health and Happiness our Love too,
"Mazel Tov" and a "Big Thank You."
State Dep't. Brands
As 'Lies'Iran's
Latest Charges
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON (JTA) The State Department
has branded as "lies" the latest charge by the Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini that the United States and Israel were
trying to seize the main mosques in the Islamic holy cities
of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
IN A STATEMENT in Teheran where his followers
are holding 49 Americans hostage in the U.S. Embassy,
Khomeini said that "It appears that the United States
and its corrupt colony, Israel, are attempting to occupy"
the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in
Medina, two of the holiest shrines of the Moslem world.
"Our response to these accusations is the same as we
have been saying for some time," State Department
spokesman Don Hamilton told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency. "Such comments and statements are lies." Saudi
Arabian officials had previously denied the allegations
from Teheran, first made by Khomeini last week when
Moslem extremists occupied the mosque in Mecca.
IN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, where Khomeini's
inflammatory statements incited a mob to burn down the
U.S. Embassy last week, killing two Americans, the
accusation was repeated that the Americans and
"Zionists" were responsible for the seizure of the mosque
in Mecca.
The State Department's initial response to
Khomeini's charges was made last week by chief spokes-
man Hodding Carter who called them "lies.*' Asked by an
Arab reporter if he was specifically absolving Israel,
Carter replied with some heat, "absolutely."
OUR
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EDITOR. The Jewish Floridian:
We just participated in the
combined Thanksgiving service
with the members of the
Methodist Church. I left the
services with a very warm and
pleasant feeling. I hked the
services and the comradeship.
But on the way home I wondered
if I liked the experience because it
was a strictly nationil
celebration, and how I would fed
in a joint religious service. I had
to admit that I wouldn't like it.
In my teens I went to Christiin
schools, and with all other
classmates I attended many
Catholic and Greek Orthodox
services.
Thinking about the joint
services brought to my mind the
approaching Chanukah and
Christmas season. I am not
looking forward to it. I do not
object to Christmas celebration
by Christians. What bothers me
is the attitude of some of our
Jews. I know that competition ii
ingrained in our American life,
but it should have no place in
religion.
Chanukah is only a Jewish
historical remembrance with a
tradition of giving "Chanukah
gelt" to the children. Christmas
is a religious holiday com-
memorating the birth of Christ.
Some people believe that
celebrating the Christmas season
creates a good will. By rationaliz-
ing it this way how far is it from
the next step of accepting Christ,
too?
I feel that we have many
beautiful holidays to celebrate
without the need of competing
with others. We and our children
always can gain more knowledge
and understanding and be proud
of our Jewish religion and our
heritage.
JUDITH N. PRESSMAN
EDITOR. The Jewish Floridian:
If you have children, where do
they go to meet their friends, new
and old? If they have no car. are
too young to drive, have no bus
service, how do they get to the
Jewish Center and once there,
what is there for them do to?
The Center is wonderful for the
very young and the Jewish
Towers. But what about in
between? What do you have to
offer the teenagers? Once a week
is not enough. The Center MUbl
be open Saturday and Sunday for
our teenagers and young adults-
Don't give them excuses to go
to get togethers and dances
churchea. Our children are our
most valuable possession. Tne
money must be found to open the
pool weekend the year around.
We must give our children the
Jewish background they need
and a place to display it openly
If we do not do something soon.
well, enough of us have to*
children to cults to know U*
answer. Do you? We must in-
volve our children in Je*""
thinking, with other Jem*
children, with Jewish caus*
What better place than Jewish Community Center" Let
not wait until it's too late
already have lost too many Jews
We cant afford to lose another
Jewish child.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tarring
Page 5
Ginzburg: Human Rights Are Crucial
By JUDITH ROSENKRANZ
Alexander Ginzburg is a man
very small in stature. And very
pale. Almost frail looking. But he
loomed larger and larger through
the ideas he shared with the large
audience in the University of
South Florida gymnasium last
week.
The ideas he discussed so
too, have had none, what is there
today to pass on to the children?
All of this was spoken with the
aid of an interpreter whose
translations were' not almost
simultaneous but with the same
voice inflections as Ginzburg
understood most of the questions
asked in English, even if he
preferred to answer in Russian.
The total lack of freedom of
demonstration, or association or
movement was quickly dealt with
by Ginzburg. He gave example
after example, and it was clear
the 'freedom" just does not
exist.
"To get into college on needs
so many references from party
personnel that unless one is a
party member it is almost im-
possible to gain admittance,"
said Ginzburg.
"And," he said, "there is free
medical care, but the doctors in
the clinics must see 30 patents in
four hours. And that includes
history taking and prescription
writing. How much time does
each patient receive?"
Stating that the development
of totalitarian regimes was very
similar and that no country had
come out of Communist
totalitarianism on its own,
Ginzburg asked for help in
finding a way out for his country.
"I'm not in favor of war. I am a
Dacifist."
It is to the credit of the
University of South Florida
.ecture series and the B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation at USF that
they brought Alexander Ginz-
burg to Tampa. There still is
nothing to replace hearing a story
first hand.
Alexander Ginzburg
reely with the students and
iwnspeople were l lie same ones
[or which he spent so many years
ir Russian labor camps. His main
belief is that human rights are
> edfld to live in the '20th Century
list as. people need air to live.
[iinzburg defined the areas of
unman rights as feedom of
conscience (to profess a religion
or not) freedom of speech,
freedom of assembly, freedom of
the press and the freedom to
move about.
(iinzburg said, "All nations
theoretically recognize human
rights including Communist
countries. But Russia today is
the major propagandist of the
idea that the human being has no
individual rights, only large
groups (i.e. nations) need, or have
human rights."
CALLING what has gone on in
Russia the greatest social
revolution the dworld had ever
seen, Ginzburg said that the cost
was 66 million Hves lost (not
including wars) in the 40 years
following 1917.
"The concept of freedom of
religion is broadly recognized,"
(iinzburg explained. It's just
that with the churches not
allowed to give religious in-
struction to children, a right
reserved for parents only, and the
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The Jewish Flpridian of Tampa
Friday, December 7,1975
Israel Chassidic Festival Set for Tampa
Elaine Shimberg, author, frequent feature writer for The
Jewish Floridian, wife, mother of five, and all around busy
person, will be even busier during the month of December. A
number of events are planned to introduce Elaine as an author
and especially to announce her new, recently published book,
How to be a Successful Housewife f Writer Bylines and
Babies Do Mix (published bv Writers Digest Books).
On Saturday, Dec. 8, Elaine will have an autograph signing
party at Maas Brothers (Westshore) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On
Dec. 5, she was on the "John Eastman Show" (a local talk show
seen Monday through Friday on Channel 10). She spoke about
her book, writing, how to get published, and how to find time to
write. In addition, on Saturday, Dec. 1, Elaine appeared as a
guest on "Women's Point of View" (a talk show on Channel 8
hosted by Laurie Winkles) speaking on how women can earn
money working out of the home. As you can see, this many-
faceted woman rarely slows down for even a minute. We are
proud to be even slightly associated with her, and knew you
would enjoy reading about her latest achievements.
Sol Linowiu, first cousin of Tampan Judge Ralph Stein-
berg, has been picked by President Carter to replace Robert
Strauss as the President's Middle East negotiator. Linowiu. a
graduate of Hamilton College and Cornell Law School (where he
ranked first in his class scholastkally when he received his
degree in 1938), brings an extraordinarily diverse background to
this new position. He has been a highly successful international
lawyer and businessman; he helped negotiate the Panama Canal
treaties for Carter; was recently among a group of "wise men"
Carter called on for advice when Soviet combat troops were
discovered in Cuba; he holds honorary doctorates from 20
universities; and served as chairman of the board of Xerox
Corporation. Linowitz and his wife Toni frequently visited
Tampa while Toni's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Zimmerman,
were still alive and residing here and would always spend time
with the Steinbergs.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sinsley and Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Levine traveled to the Concord Hotel in New York, Nov. 11-15,
to attend the "Biennial United Synagogue Conference." This
meeting of affiliated conservative synagogues included four
days of meetings on regional and national levels, seminars,
workshops and social events. In total, about 800 rabbis and lay
leaders attended. We know the representatives from Con-
gregation Rodeph Sholom found this to be a most enlightening
experience.
Lili Kaufman and Eileen Baumgarten were honored as new
ORT donors and Muriel Altus ana Judy Rothburd received
Honor Roll pins at the Bay Horizons ORT daytime chapter
meeting and crafts auction. Nancy Berlo was auctioneer for the
successful event to benefit the Health Flame which followed a
quiche luncheon organized by Muriel Altus, Nancy Berlo, May
Cohen and Gail Verlin.
Susan Steinberg, Brad Haas and Mike Barkin will be part
of the 10 student team which represents Plant High School in
the Hillsborough County Math Bowl. Great going math wizards
. keep up the good work.
Judy Herach, president of the Sisterhood of Congregation
Beth Israel, wants to let all members know that they will hold a
Latke Chanukah Party on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. in the social hall of
the synagogue. All children of the Religious and Hebrew Schools
will take part in a special Chanukah program and help in making
this a festive holiday celebration for all members, parents, and
friends.
Also, on Friday evening, Dec. 4, the Sisterhood of Congre-
gation Beth Israel will sponsor a Shabbos Dinner at 6:45 p.m. at
the synagogue. Judy reminds you that all reservations must be
made no later than Dec. 10. These two upcoming events sound
A production of song, dance
and music performed by top
Israeli stars is coming to Tampa
for one performance on Dec. IT at
7:45 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
ConKregation Beth Israel.
Congregation Kol Ami,
Congregation Rodeph Sholom,
Congregation Schaarai Zedek,
Chabad House-USF. Tampa
Jewish Federation and the
Jewish Community Center have
joined together to present this
event
marvelous we know that all who attend will really enjoy
themselves.
Congregation Beth Israel's Men's Club had a terrific dinner
meeting and speaker on Wednesday, Dec. 5, president Jack
Chemoff reported. Al Ford of station WDAE was the guest
speaker. The 1250 helicopter service sky patrol is Ford s pro-
fessional job. In September 1979. he logged one million miles in
the air for the station. He was with the police department for 25
years before starting with the station. Prior to that, he was with
the United States military. His observations are instrumental in
helping the police and fire department with information con-
cerning automobile accidents and fires. In addition, the delicious
dinner for the evening was prepared by member, Jack Schuster.
All in all, it was a most enjoyable December meeting.
On Dec. 10 Debra Green, director of Camp Ramah in New
England, will be at the Hillel School to speak about the camp at
8:30 a.m.. and she will speak to the parents of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom at 7:30 p.m. that night. Ms. Green will present a
factual and most informative picture of this Hebrew-speaking
camp, associated with the Conservation movement. Dr. Robert
Goldstein, who was the camp doctor for two weeks last summer,
will host Ms. Green while she is visiting in Tampa. While Bob
was camp doctor, his wife Joan and daughters, Miriam and Beth
enjoyed the camp facilities.
Leo Chakow, president of the Men's Club of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom, informs us that they will be having a Chanukah
Party in conjunction with the Religious School on Sunday, Dec.
19 at 9:30 a.m., at the synagogue. First, there will be skits and
plays performed by the Religious School and by the Youth
Groups, followed by a latke feast. This sounds like a fun and
really delicious way for all of the members of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom and their families to get together to celebrate
this joyous and special time of year.
On Dec. 31, Congregation Schaarai Zedek will have a New
Year's Eve party at the temple. This bash will begin with cock-
tails at 9 p.m. followed by a delicious buffet and later a cham-
pagne breakfast. A three piece combo will provide the evening's
entertainment.
Planning this event are: Al and Ruth Wagner chairmen;
Sam and Ellie Fish man reservations; Al and Jan Silverman
food; Dick and Judy Flak decorations; Millie Woolf and
Jane Goldman publicity; Arnold and Gloria Barr and Frank
and Doris Rosenblatt.
There will be a donation to enjoy this terrific evening. Call
either the temple or Ellie Fishman soon to make your reser-
vations and to have a table set aside for your party.
Meet Janice and Richard Silver, who moved to the Tampa
area just three weeks ago from Brockton, Mass. Richard is the
new director of the Veteran's Administration Hospital. He has
held similar jobs over the years in Asheville, N.C., New Jersey,
and in Northampton, Mass. He was the first non-medical
director at the VA Hospital in Northampton and in Brockton
(which seems to be the trend of VA Hospital directors now).
Also, Richard worked for 20 years in the main Office of Per-
sonnel for VA Medical in Washington, D.C. He especially likes
the Tampa VA Hospital because it is one of the largest, and in
Janice's words, "The weather is heavenly."
The Silvers hope to make Tampa their final move. They
have three sons: Gary, 29, is in personnel at Government
Printing in Annapolis, Md.; 28-year-old Ronald is a marine
biologist with the Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville and is
married to Cathy, who is a school teacher; and Scott, 26, works
for private business in St. Leonard, Md. Janice keeps busy with
tennis, volunteering her time at the VA Hospital, and as an
active lifelong member of Hadassah. Also, the Silvers love to
travel and sightsee. We warmly welcome you here and hope you
find that your new city and new friends remain as "sunny" as
you hope for them to be!
Until next week .
I Rodeph Sholom
Sisterhood
Israel has been drawing
strength from the Bible fo,
generations now Israel draws
songs and dances as well infact
a whole exciting musical hap-
pening The Israeli Chassidic
Festival.
The first Israeli Chassidic
Festival was intended u> be a one-
time song contest, but the over-
whelming applause changed the
course of history for this musical
event.
Unprepared for such en-
thusiasm and encores, the
performers were forced to repeat
the entire performance. A week
later, its winning song "Oseh
Shalom," topped the record
charts and public acclaim turned
this contest into an annual
musical event.
The second Chassidic Festival
gave birth to not one but three
hit songs: "Yevarechecha,"
Yedid Nefesh" and "Sisu et
Yerushalayim." It drew its first
international attention giving
rise to the idea and wishes that
the Festival be performed to
audiences outside of Israel as
well.
Its international debut was at
New York'8 Carnegie Hall in
1971. Since that time, scores of
cities on four continents have
welcomed the Israeli Chassidic
Festival to their stages.
This year marks the Festival's
ninth visit to North America with
57 performances scheduled this
fall.
Ten Festivals have produced
10 LP record albums, 120 new
songs, more than half of which
have made the Israeli Hit Parade
and have become well-known the
world over, among them:
"Shehecheyanu," "Shema
Israel," "Ani Ma'amin" ajid
"AdonOlam."
The popularity of the Festival
and its record sales prompted
Hed Arzi (Israel's leading record
company) to release two special
Greatest Hits collections.
The Festival attained im-
mortality as its songs became a
part of the daily services.
Passages of the prayers which
eere recited for hundreds of years
are now being sung to the new
melodies which originated in the
Chassidic Festival. And. in some
cases, the new melodies have
even replaced the traditional
ones.
The Israeli Chassidic Festival
is more than a high-quality
concert, it is the renaissance of
the Jewish tradition.
On Oct. 10, the Israeli
Chassidic Festival was performed
under the auspices of the
President of the State of Israel, in
Jerusalem. It then began to tour
Europe, North and South
America.
JCC Sets Winter Day Camp ^"er
Camp Chai, the winter day
camp for Grades 1-6, sponsored
by the Jewish Community
Center, will feature several edu-
cational and recreational trips.
Register now; there is a limit of
30 campers.
The schedule includes:
Monday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-3
p.m. A day at Busch Gardens.
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-S
p.m. Tour of downtown Tampa
See the new heart of the city.
We'll take a guided walking tour,
elevate to the top of the Tower,
visit the new museum and get
submerged!
Friday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Game Day, to mention two: Putt
Putt Golf and Bowling.
Monday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-3
p.m. Ice skating what do you
say to some real winter time fun?
It'll be a day of skating at Clear
water's Ice Center.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-3
p.m., Movie day. What could be
more appropriate than welcoming
the new year with a classic movie,
"The Yearling."
You may register for one week
(either week) or for two weeks.
Contact Danny Thro at the
Jewish Community Center.
Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood will
hold a family dinner and theater
night Sunday evening, Dec. 9.
The Deborah Circle is in charge
of the evening which will include
two short plays by the Young
Actor's Guild following dinner at
5:30 p.m.
Maxine Solomon and Deborah
Rutskin are taking reservations.
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The long-range planning committee of the Jewish Community
Center has been meeting to discuss the renovation of the Center
and the plans for a campsite. Pictured are Roger Mock, chair-
man; Sherwood Epstein, Jewish Welfare Board consultant, and
Howard Greenberg. Sue Borad and Blossom Leibowitz have
their backs to the camera. Members of the committee not
pictured are Sara Richter, Leslie Balis, Les Barnett and Alice
Rosenthal.
he day after Alexander Ginzburg spoke at the University of South Florida, the Tampa Jewish
[deration Women's Division Board had a dialogue between Dr. John Palm, professor of inter-
sciplinary sciences, specializing in Modern Russia, and Bella Dobrovitsky, the first Russian
yman to settle in Tampa. They gave their views of Ginzburg's lecture. Discussing the
ogram prior to the luncheon were Rabbi Mark Kram, director of the B'nai B'rith Hillel
iundation at the University of South Florida; Paula Zielonka, chairman of the Russian Re-
tttlement Committee; Dr. John Palm; Elizabeth Shallet, programming vice president of the
Jomen's Division; and Bella Dobrovitsky. (photo by Charlie Mohn)
NCCJ Responds to Anti-Semitic Acts
ampa Bay area academic,
iness and religious leaders
i united to call for action in
ponse to the acts of anti-
litism at the University of
ith Florida campus.
[chert Kittrell, Bay Area
lutive director of the National
ilirence of Christians and
ira, convened the gathering
t week which was addressed
l)r. Hans Juergensen, a USF
kfessor, Holocaust survivor
d himself the recipient of many
the attacks in recent years at
university.
The Tampa Jewish community
tainly needs no introduction to
uergensen. He and his wife
l>oth poets of world renown,
participated in the Tampa
hi m unity since they moved
in 1961. Dr. Juergenson is
quently called on to speak and
el\ has been the unofficial
ikt-sman for the university
jarding the events at USF.
i is unbelievable," Juergen-
lold the group, "that the
vernor and insurance com-
ssioner have not spoken out. I
ink we need to ask them to hire
outside investigating agency
investigate the situation."
Dr Carl Riggs, USF vice
jsident for academic affairs,
Id the group that city, county
d slate agencies have been co-
eraling in the investigation,
d that federal officials "have
en appraised" of the situation
id have given "excellent
operation.
"The community at large is not
it quite as affected, but don't
iunt on it. Any one of you, after
lis meeting, may be the object
such 'lovely' attention."
trell said that last week's
ing was sparked by a
jing about the Gessman
ident sent to him by former
ISF interim president and
erican Bar Association
sident-elect Reese Smith.
"The clipping had a note at-
iched to it: 'This is outrageous.
fhat can we do?' Kittrell said.
Bar Mitzvah
Steven Bunkin
Steven Marck Bunkin, son of Sandy and Harris
Bunkin, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on Dec. 1 at
Congregation Schaari Zedek.
Steven is an honor student who is in the eighth
grade at Greco Junior High School and is a
member of the Student Advisory Committee.
In addition to his 19-year-old sister, Wendy and
his 17-year-old brother Jeff, celebrating Steven's
special day with him were his grandmother, Sarah
Bunkin of Cleveland, Ohio and his grandparents
Barney and Lorraine Rittenberg from New
Jersey.
Steven's parents gave the kiddish luncheon and
an evening party at their home in his honor.
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speak out against the Russian government are the Russian
Bear, Louis Burnstein, USF student; and the Prisoner of ton-
science, Sharon Juris, HCC student. These "unfits ""* P?rt
of a group of HiUel members meeting at the Hillel Foundation
at the University of South Florida for an informal luncheon
with Alexander Ginzburg. (photo: Audrey Haubenstock)
Israeli Chowidic festival
1979
I Kittrell said that the Christian
\ immunity's only forum for
pited speech is the church itself,
fnd unfortunately the church
ps been silent on this issue"
is important to me that the
h-Jewisn community make its
felt," Juregensen said. He
Kgested that the citizens'
up might take out large news-
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The Jewish Fhridian of Tampa
Friday. December lM.v Deo
Daf Yomi
Chevra Kaddisha
By RABBI THEODORE BROD
Poets and philosophers seldom praise death; they worl
halrd at staying alive. The old and sick, with great tenacity,
clutch at the slipping rope of life.
The poets shout from the rooftops that death is what gives
life its preciousness, its value. That it is the condition on which
life exists. Immortality on earth would be a worse lot than
death. Death is the great liberator that sets one free to return to
the bosom of nature, to roll through eternity with stones, rocks
and trees.
The great law-giver, Moses, said, "I have placed before you
this day life and death choose ye therefore life."
The author of Ecclesiastes sees death as the last injustice in
the futile and unjust parade of existence.
Job regards death as a catastrophe which has the sole
virtue of ending all catastrophe. Death is an evil because it cuts
off light and life and most of all perhaps because it is
mysterious, an enigma.
IN THE FACE of all these pronouncements concerning
death, we raise the question: How can there exist an evil like
death in a world created by a God whose major attribute is
Goodness? If there is a good and just Supreme Power ruling this
world how can the sum of man's life result in what seems an
unjust balance of deeds and consequences?
If death came as the black line at the bottom of an even
balance of deeds and misdeeds, one could perhaps understand.
Perhaps, and I say perhaps, the answer is: The time from birth
to death is too short an accounting period. One lifetime is but a
part of a long series of lives. Any apparent injustices in this life
balance out not with deeds or misdeeds of this life alone, but
with a combination of acts and destinies of previous in-
carnations. We stretch the accounting period into the unknown
pasl before our birth into this known world of existence.
This theory or line of reasoning is found in Kabalah and is
called "(lilgal,' reincarnation.
For those who do not believe in reincarnation, in the
Kabakstic sense of "gilgal." stretch man's accounting period
into tin mysterious future beyond death to a "hereafter,"
another world "Olam Habu" where deeds and consequences are
at last balanced.
For that \i ry reason, because death brings with it many
unsolved questions, I propose to dwell on the subject and bring
my readers some historical and traditional answers from the
Talmud and ancient sources of Judaism.
OUR RABBIS relate the following story concerning the
"Chofetz Chayim" of blessed memory!
A well-to-do merchant traveled far to visit the great Sage
"Chafetz Chayim.' who lived in the small town of Radin. He
checked into the small and only hotel in town, then went to see
the rabbi. When he entered, he was dismayed to see the simple
though neat appearance of the room and furnishings.
After the customary Sholom Alichem (greetings), the
Camp Ramah Director Speaks Here
Debra Hirshman Green
director of Camp Ramah in New
England, will speak to the Hillel
School Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m., and
that evening at 7:30 she will
speak with parents at a meeting
at Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Camp Ramah is a Hebrew-
speaking camp associated with
the Conservative movement. Dr.
Robert Goldstein served as the
camp doctor for two weeks last
summer and will host Ms. Green
during her Tampa visit.
merchant expressed surprise concerning the poor dwelling, its
furniture and contents. He asked to be granted permission to
contribute whatever was necessary to build a new house and
furnish it as would befit such a great rabbi in Israel.
The sage expressed his gratitude but declined the offer.
"Tell me," he said, "in the hotel where you are now renting a
room, how is it furnished, is it not very simple, a bed, a chair, a
table and a dresser with a mirror? How is it that such a rich and
prosperous man has such poor furnishings?"
THE RICH merchant answered, "At home, I have much
more and quite expensive furniture, but here I am "unterwegs,"
(in transit) enroute and therefore a few simple pieces of furniture
will suffice temporarily." The rabbi replied, "You have answered
your own question, I too am "unterwegs," I too am only tem-
porarily here on earch and this is enough."
We are all residing but temporarily in this world, "For Dust
Thou Art, and Unto Dust Shalt Thour Return," is a quotation of
everlasting truth.
Decent burial was regarded to be of great importance in
ancient Israel. Amongst the Mesopotamians with whom the
Israelites dwelt, one of the most frequently employed harsh
remarks was, "May the earth refuse to receive your body."
The Torah stresses the fear of being left unburied. "And thy
body shall become food unto all the fowl of the heavens and unto
the beasts of the earth, with no one to scare them away."
(Deuteronomy 28:26)
OUR FIRST patriarch, Father Abraham purchased the
cave at Machpelah as a family tomb. "And the field, with the
cave that is therein, was made sure unto Abraham, for a
possession as a burying place by the sons of Cheth." (Gen. 23)
To give a decent burial to a stranger ranks equal with
giving bread to the hungry and garments to clothe the naked.
"And I gave my clothes to the naked: and if I saw any dead I
buried them." (Tobias 1:17-18)
In Israel, there was the common human desire to naintain
some contact with the living even after death, through burial in
one's native land and if possible with one's family.
Our father Jacob requested: "And he (Jacob) charged them
and unto them: I am to be gathered unto my people, bury me
near mv fathers in the cave that is in the field of F.phrom the
Hittite." (Oen. 49:2'.))
THE TOMB most typical of the Israelites period Ls a
natural cave or a chamber cut into soft rock. Bodies would be
placed on rock shelves provided on three sides of the chamber or
on the floor. As generations of the same family used the tomb,
skeletons were moved to the sides or put into a side chamber to
make room for new burials.
In Talmudic times, burial took place in caves, hewn tombs,
sarcophagi and catacombs and a reinterment of the bones (Likut
Atchumot) took place about one year after the original burial in
ossuaries. (Matmon. Yad Uvel. 12:8)
Maimonides mentions the customs of burial in a wooden
coffin. Customs of placing ink and pen besides a deceased
bridegroom, a key and book of accounts beside a childless man,
placing lamps in graves, burying personal effects of nobles with
the body, ahve completely disappeared. (Talmud Avodah-zora
11a)
(To be continued.)
Arichat Yumim!
Shabbat Sholom
Sisterhood Plans Latke Party
Seniors to Hear'
Spanish Music
Whether you speak Spanish]
not, you 11 thrill to the livdyjJ
formance of June Daniels, Ti
soprano-actress, Tuesday
11. *
Ms. Daniels presents
nettes, small scenes and a
from Spanish culture, know
"zarazuelas." Her performanai
open to anyone 60 or older i
Hillsborough County and will k,
held at Prebyterian Villas Apart
ments, 4011 South Manhattan!
Tampa, at 2 p.m.
There is no charge for the ah
which is the fourth and I
the "Joy Of Music" \
arranged by the Senior CitizeJ
Project which is locally spol
sored by the Jewish (ommunU
Center and federally funded
part) through the OldJ
Americans Act.
Refreshments will be
after the performance.
serve
Beth Israel Sisterhood will
hold a Latke Party on Dec. 9 at
10 a.m. in the social hall of the
Synagogue. All children of the
Sunday and Hebrew School will
take part in the Chanukah
program. All members and
parents and friends are welcome
to attend.
On Friday. Dec. 14, the Beth
Israel Sisterhood will sponsor a
Shabbat Dinner at 6:45 p.m. All
reservations must be made no
later than Dec. 10. No checks or
money will be accepted on Friday
evening.
Disco Dancing at
Beth Israel
The Synagogue ol licth IsnJ
Men's Club invites the con
munity to attend an evening]
Disco Dancing, Saturday,
22, in Beth Israel's social hall.
\ program will l>e presented!
the Arthur Murra) stu
dancers-. It will be an evening
entertainment and participate!]
There w ill be tree compliment!
dance lessons to be held at lb
Arthur Murray studios i
Tampa
Tickets may be purchased i
Meth Israel Synagogue, or
the office for reservatial
Tickets are limited. Ren
ments will be served, and th
will be a cash bar.
German Workers'
Sought in Tampa|
Bernhard Blankenhorn, il
lawyer from Berlin, Germany,!
will be in Tampa Dec. 9. 10 and
11, to meet with Jews and non-
Jews who once worked in Ger-I
many and who may be eligible for
German Social Security |
payments.
Call Blankenhorn at 985-77'
for additional information.

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Del",. n
She It on to Speak
Dr. I nd' O. Shelton,
liillsbon County superin-
tendent ol tools, will address
the mom linner meeting of
the Bro rhood of Temple
Schaarai nk on Wednesday.
Dec. 12,8 the temple.
Sheltoi will speak on "The
Status o I'ublic Education in
Hillsbor igh County." An
educator or the past 31 years,
Dr. Shell n i\ field questions
from Brotherhood members
following! talk.
Social hour begins at 6:30
p.m., followed by dinner at 7. For
reservations, call the office of
Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
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Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
Vayishlah
VAYISHLAH Jacob and his family journeyed on toward
Canaan. One night a stranger came upon Jacob and began to
wrestle with him. All night long they wrestled but the man could
not defeat Jacob.
When day broke, Jacob knew that it was an angel of the Lord
who had wrestled with him. The angel declared: "Jacob, you
shall be called Israel from this day forth. Israel' means you have
wrestled with God and have survived!"
Now Jacob sent messengers ahead to his brother Esau with
words of greeting and friendship. The messengers returned with
the report that Esau was on his way toward Jacob with 400 men.
Jacob was frightened and divided his people into two groups, so
that if Esau attacked, at least one group might escape.
And Jacob sent his servants to meet Esau with rich presents
cows, camels, sheep, and oxen.
When the two brothers met, Jacob was overjoyed to behold
Esau. Esau accepted the gifts and the two parted, united in
brotherly love.
And Jacob came home to Canaan with his family and his pos-
sessions. And his father Isaac died at the age of 180 years.
(Genesis 32:4-36:43)
(The recounting o( the Weekly Portion of the Law It extracted end bawd
upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by *>. Wollman-
Tsamir, SIS, published by ShoMfoM. The volume It ivailaMe at 75 Maiden
Lane, New York, N.Y. WtM. Joseph Schlang It president of Mm society
distributing the volume.)
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166a Eban, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, is seen in the Sinai with
fount Moses in the background,fitminga segment of'Civilization and the Jews' aJ3-part
hries which a New York public television station is producing for national broadcast in the
wring of 1982. Although production on the series was scheduled to commence in May, 1980,
iming of this segment was moved up when Israel announced that it would return this
ortion of the Sinai to Egypt in commemoration of the second anniversary of President
\nwar El Sadat's visit to Jerusalem in November, 1977. Mount Moses is traditionally
\ssociated with the giving of the Ten Commandments.
isnrsnitnrzEm
U.S. Sixth Fleet in Haifa Port
The American Sixth Fleet appears to intend
taking Haifa port its main source for supplies,
ources close to the port management said. This
ilief was based on the large quantity of fruit,
iregetables and other foods ordered by America's
itediterranean fleet recently. The 16,000 ton fleet
upply vessel San Diego recently took aboard a
argo of fruit and vegetables at Israel's biggest
ort. Ships of the fleet first began steaming into
Israeli ports two years ago, a development that
llsraelis regarded as having political significance.
[a ship of the U.S. Navy now anchors at Haifa or
^shdod about once in four weeks. The Sixth Fleet
omprises some 45 ships crowed by 23,000 men.
A major address by President Carter's adviser
ir National Security Affairs, Zbigniew K.
Jrzezinski, will open the three-day 45th an-
-liversary convention of the Jewish Labor Com-
mittee at the Hotel Roosevelt on Friday evening,
it was announced by Jacob Sheinkman, president
oftheJLC-
Formed in 1934 to rescue Jewish and non-
Jewish labor and democratic leaders from Nazi
persecution and Soviet oppression, the JLC has
continued to bridge the American labor move-
ment and the Jewish communities of the United
States.
The banquet, at which Braezinski is the
featured speaker, will be part of the opening
lession of the convention. Delegates from the
major cities of the United States and Canada rep-
resenting AFL-CIO unions, fraternal bodies and
Jewish cultural institutions affiliated with the
JLC are expected to attend.
jaSBSBMBaMVF' ...
I suggested measures to prevent and minimize the
I damage from vandalism and thefts.
A $1,000 reward for information provided to
I the police leading to an arrest and conviction for
| vandalism or burglary of a synagogue has been
I offered.
A declining rate of affiliation and involvement
in Jewish religious and secular organizations is a
significant threat to the future of the Los Angeles
Jewish community, according to a two-year study
by two sociologists, Dr. Neil C. Sandberg and Dr.
GeneN. Levine.
"This poses a serious challenge to the survival
of Jews as a people because a community cannot
continue without strong linkages to the insti-
tutional systems that have sustained it over
generations," said Dr. Sandberg, director of the
Western Region of the American Jewish Com-
mittee.
The study also found that intermarriage, a
reduced birth rate and the decline of Jewish
neighborhoods were contributing to the
assimilation of the nearly half-million Jews of Los
Angeles.
Israeli medical teams are "doing a fine job
working to save the lives of thousands of Cam-
bodians in the refugee camp at Sakeo, Thailand
tnd in other Thai camps as well, said U.S. Sur-
geon General Dr. Julius Richmond, speaking at a
Washington briefing for religious editors and
writers attended by a representative of American
Mizrachi Women.
In response to a question posed by the editorof
The American Mizrachi Woman magazine, Dr.
Richmond, who recently returned from a tour of
Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand with First
Lady Rosalynn Carter, recalled, "I personally
encountered a dozen Israeli medical personnel
forking with the refugees in Thailand and spoke
to several of them. They were very proud, and
justly so, of the part Israel is playing in helping
the Cambodian refugees."
A drive to check the surge in vandalism and
thefts at New York City's churches and syna-
gogues has been launched at a joint meeting ot
Police, ministers and rabbis at the headquarters
of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B nth
Police Department Chief of Operations Patrick
Murphy urged the 100 assembled clergymen to
, ke advantage of special police preventive
Programs and consultative services.
Provided at no cost, these services include
wmprehensive surveys of religious premises ana
The Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and
Research of the Synagogue Council of America is
moving from Washington, D.C., to New York
City and has named Rabbi Bernard Mandelbaum,
Jewish author and scholar, and executive vice
president of the Synagogue Council of America,
as its director, it was announced by Rabbi Arthur
J. Lelyveld, president of the Synagogue Council
of America.
Herbert Katzki, associate executive vice
president of the Joint Distribution Committee,
will retire at the end of the year, it was announced
this week by Ralph I. Goldman, JDC executive
vice president.
Katzki, who joined the JDC staff in 1936, will
be honored with the Ma'asim Tovim Award at the
65th annual meeting of the JDC on Dec. 6 in New
York. Making the presentation will be Edward
M. M. Warburg, honorary JDC president.
An education specialist has called for American
industry and educational institutions to ef-
fectively implement affirmative action through
the use of goals and timetables, and make the 80 s
a decade of opportunity for minority groups.
In an address titled "Affirmative Action With
out Quotas: An Agenda for the Eighties,
Marilyn Braveman, AJC director of education,
declared that non-quota affirmative action efforts
to combat discrimination remain high on the
priority list for all American Jews. She spoke
LTfore AJCs Cleveland Chapter at the local
Jewish Community Federation building.
Braveman pointed out that quota systems in
both employment and higher educaUonjn the
short run were divisive, and in the long run
destructive to the tenets of a democratic society.
Israeli Mafia'
Toughs Linked
to L.A. Murders
By TOM TUGEND
London Chronicle Syndicate
LOS ANGELES The brutal
murder and mutilation of a man
and woman have focused press
headlines on a gang of Middle
Eastern immigrants dubbed the
"Israeli Mafia."
The victims, whose
dismembered parts were found in
four separate refuse bins, were
Esther Ruven, 22, and an
unidentified man believed to be
her missing husband, Eli, 24.
Two men have been accused of
their murder, Eliahu Komer-
chero, 27, who is still at large,
and Joseph Zakaria, also 27, who
could face a death sentence if
convicted.
THE VICTIMS and the two
men charged with the murders
lived in neighboring suburban
communities in the San Fernando
Valley area of Los Angeles, and
they knew each other socially.
Israeli nationals, all have been
accused of being linked with the
activities of the "Israeli Mafia."
Statements by law enforce-
ment officials and newspaper
reports differ greatly on the size
and structure of the "Israeli
Mafia." Estimates of its
members range from a dozen
hardened criminals and 50
"fringe players" up to a total of
500.
The police admit that they
have not been able to infiltrate
into the secretive "Mafia," whose
members are mainly Israelis of
North Africa descent, with a
sprinkling of Arabs, Armenians
and Iranians.
THE PRESENCE of the
"mafiosos" first came to public
attention about five years ago,
when small gangs of young
Israeli toughs began preying on
small businesses in the Jewish
Fairfax area of Los Angeles.
Initially, the criminals ex-
torted "protection" money from
merchants, many of them
Israelis, threatening fire-
bombing or retaliation against
relatives in Israel, if their
demands were not met.
The "Israeli Mafia" then
branched out into more
sophisticated and brutal crimes,
according to reports pieced
together from Federal, State and
local law enforcement officials,
with operations centered in Los
Angeles, but extending to
Calexico on the Mexican border
and Las Vegas.
The crimes are believed to
include between two and five
"execution-style" murders of
gang members, mainly attributed
to bungled drug transactions.
This motive is suspected in the
Ruven killing.
THE PROFIT from all these
operations is as uncertain as
most other details surrounding
these criminal activities, but one
veteran insurance investigator
estimates that more than $5
million in phony insurance and
arson claims have been collected
during the last two years.
The Israeli authorities are
cooperating fully in the in-
vestigation by supplying
background information on the
Israeli criminals.
Col. Michael Bochner, an
Israeli police officer stationed in
New York who is liaising with the
American law enforcement
agencies, said that he is flying to
Los Angeles to confer with the
Californian authorities.
MEANWHILE, the Los
Angeles public seems to have
accepted newspaper and
television reports as a first-rate
crime story, but without
channelling the lurid details into
anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic
sentiments.
A survey of Jewish community
and defence agencies showed no
instances of crank or hostile calls.
The Israeli Consulate is un-
derstandably more sensitive, and
one spokesman said that he was
"outraged" by "press
exaggerations." "We have
American criminals in Israel," he
added, "but nobody calls them
the American Mafia."
THE LIST of the "Mafia's"
reported activities is long.
Extensive narcotic and drug
trafficking with links in the
Middle East and Latin America.
Insurance frauds such as
taking out multiple policies on a
car and then staging an accident
or setting fires to largely empty
warehouses and then lodging
exaggerated claims.
Frauds, in which an inventory
of electric and photographic
equipment is built up, the goods
are then moved to another site,
the "storeowner" declares
bankruptcy, and the creditors are
faced with the losses.
Gang members are also
suspected of placing large orders
in the name of an innocent third
party, the goods are delivered to
the\ criminals, who then leave the
tow^i.
Americans Understand Israel's Problem
WARWICK, R.I. Sen. John Warner (R., Va.) feels
that, as a result of the Iranian
crisis, Americans have developed
a new understanding of Israel
and its problems.
Speaking before more than 500
corporate executives and guests
at a State of Israel Bond dinner
here at which sales of over $2.3
million in Bonds and other in-
struments were reported, Warner
said, "The Iranian crisis has
brought Americans together in
patriotism. It is beginning to
unite the Congress behind a
strong national defense of which
Israel is an integral part. We
have developed a new empathy
with Israel because of its courage
and because it faces dangers
constantly. We are learning, as
Israel has learned when faced by
terrorists, no nation can
surrender to terrorism."
BRUCE SUNDLUN,
president and chief executive
officer of the Outlet Company,
headquartered in Providence,
which operates department and
specialty stores, as well as radio
and television stations, received
the Israel Prime Minister's
Medal, the nation's highest
public service award, at the
dinner which was held in his
honor.
Elizabeth Taylor Warner, who
recently returned from a trip to
Egypt and Israel, expressed to
the audience the thanks and
friendship for the American
people that President Anwar
Sadat and Prime Minister
Menachem Begin had urged her
to convey.


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Blacks Believe
Jews are Wisest With Money
Continued from Page 1
they knew were mostly Jews.
Religion, while sometimes
divisive, provides a basis for
common understanding. The
poor Blacks who migrated north
during the first part of the 20th
century were greatly influenced
by Southern Christian fun-
damentalism. Because of their
oppressed condition, they tended
to identify with the ancient
slavery of the Jews in the Old
Testament.
Paula addressed this saying,
"I think that's why Blacks
picked up Christianity so fast.
We identified with the stories of
the Jews in the Bible, because
Moses led the Jews out of Egypt
into the Promised Land. So we
were waiting for our Moses to
lead us to our Promised Land."
WE ALSO discussed our
common sensitivity to per-
secution, and our common roles
as victims of white Christian
European society. Mohammed
observed that throughout
American history, "Immigrants
participated in exploitation of
lower class people because it was
the only way for them to get over
. They don't realize that when
you help push a Black, another
Third World person, out of a
position, they're doing nothing
but killing themselves also
because after they (the white)
finish getting on the Third
World, they're going to get you
next!"
Don responded: "I think that
is true. We were practically killeo
by the same European Christian
culture that oppressed you and
enslaved you. Because of this, I
know what racism and op-
pression are."
"I think, that's why I feel very
strongly the way you do,
Mohammed. It sickens me it
really p.-oh.'s me to see Jews in
positions of power and once they
get those positions of power, they
forget what oppression is and
they turn on the next person. I
think what you're saying is
partly true. I don't think it's true
of all Jews; I don't think it's even
true of most Jews. But there are
Jews in positions of power that
do these things you're talking
about. Unfortunately they're
visible and it reflects poorly on all
of us." Don concluded.
"VM WHITE." Allison added.
"But I don't consider myself as
white as everyone else partly
it's because of a difference in
religion, and partly because I
know that all Jews aren't white."
Don commented that he didn't
mind being called "white," but
that he hated being classified as
'Anglo,' because Anglo means
'English,' and my ancestors were
not running around the world
yelling 'Manifest Destiny.'
We moved the discussion to
examining what messages the
students could bring back to
their communities to help create
greater understanding between
/ .
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0LACK -JWl?,ft
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Phoenix Rising
the two groups. The Blacks
bristled at the suggestion that
harmful stereotypes existed in
their communities, and that these
prejudices stood in the way of
better relations. Mohammed
viewed the fact that Jews are
"stingy and manipulative" as
just that a fact.
JOHN HAD some advice for
us: "I think the first thing that
you should do is educate Jews in
you communities about Black
people. That would be number
one. I mean really come down to
what it is Black people in the
community they don't have
very much money. You're ex-
ploiting them because you're
making money off of them; they
can't go anywhere else to get
over. Tell them about what it is
. We're in Santa Cruz, and
you're experiencing all kinds of
different feelings. You're letting
it out. So run it down to 'em; tell
em, 'Look, that is what I ex-
perienced when I was around
Black people in Santa Cruz
how they thought and how they
felt.' Just come right out with it.
Don't hold anything back!"
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Making Amends
Are There Rights for 'Good Nazis'?
;f\\ YORK Suppose you
a hunter of Nazi war
inals. and you came across a
er SS officer who is st-
inting I" atone for ordering
murder of the entire
ladiin of a small Polish
, 2,300 Jews by living
exemplary life, replete with
u>ns.
'hat would you do ? Bring
to (he bar of justice and have
stand trial? Or, convinced
hi' is rehabilitated, permit
to continue his new life and "After
of contrition? orders."
HIS IS the central question
d by The Choice, a two act
with a multi-racial cast
eh was presented in a New
k City off-off Broadway
|atre this month in cooperation
h the Anti- Defamation
gue of B'nai B'rith Center for
Studies of the Holocaust.
he author, Gene Ruffini, has
own answer. The audience at
end of each performance was
ited to give its reactions and
itudes to this and other
i-.tions posed by the play. And
: intense, sometimes heated,
:hanges often revealed a
it ration gap between those
o lived through the Nazi years
i those who know the horrors
the Holocaust but fail to
Ipreciate its uniqueness in the
inals of history.
The discussions touched on
Ime of the most profound social,
lilosophic and religious
lestions of the times stimulated
a plot and subplots that
bcuss not only the murder of six
lillion Jews, but America's race
roblem, drug addiction,
rostitution, runaway
dolescents, the existence of God
nd the responsibility of the
dividual.
THE SETTING was a
atholic mission in Greenwich
illage headed by two priests,
ne a former SS officer, who use
ychodrama what they call
the truth game" to
ehabilitate a pregnant black
restitute, a black pimp, a white
iminal. and a runaway Jewish
lescent who is the child of
lolocaust survivors. All of them
ome to the mission for help.
Into this menage, as a deus ex
aihina, comes a middle aged
ovelist who has dedicated
erself to rooting out Nazi war
riminals. While the situation
ay be contrived, sparks fly as
he dialogue and the action
combined to raise a host of
pointed questions:
Is atonement and redemption
ssible for Holocaust crimes?
Are there degrees of guilt?
t Where was God during the
lolocaust? Where was man?
Is the black experience in
merica comparable to what
ppened to the Jews under
Hitler?
Is there something in human
society that makes genocide
inevitable?
Was the Holocaust a unique
event in history?
These were some of the points
raised by members of an in-
terreligious and interracial
audience:
"You can forgive for yourself
not for others."
"Who is responsible, the
Person who did it, the one who
stood by, the one who was not
involved?"
"Unless you speak out against
injustice, you are guilty."
\,"Individuals believe thay are
rt responsible. They blame
wees outside themselves -
ud, society, capitalists, com-
munists. Really what happens
thugh is the sum of a lot of
"dividual choicee."
"Idi Amin did the same
thing."
"What about Vietnam, the
boat people?"
"If the murderer is let go. it
will be a signal that what he did
is OK."
"Whatever his motivation
when he killed the Jews, since he
is now doing good, what purpose
is served by bringing him to
trial?"
all, he was obeying
"The issue is not really
forgiveness. It is to remember so
that we can prevent future
Holocausts."
IN THE play, the priest-
murderer recalls the situation
which changed his life and led
him to the priesthood and a life of
contrition. He relates how one of
the Jewish victims in the killing
trench, just before the machine
guns opened fire, turned to him
and said: "I forgive you because
I cannot face my God with the
nei el for hatred and vengeance."
The play ends with the Nazi
hunter leading the priest off to
stand trial.
But what would you have
done?
Audiences in communities and
on college campuses around the
country will have a chance to
debate the question.
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Ben Epstein 1913-1979
Ben Epstein was a member of
the senior citizen art class for a
very short period (he only moved
to Tampa in December 1978), but
his class will long remember their
classmate. "He felt that his life in
Tampa began the day the seniors
program counselor brought him
to his first class," one of the staff
members related.
Sarah Oberne, painting class
teacher, said that Ben brought so
much to the class and was a very
good impressionistic artist. His
was said to be a natural talent,
and even he recognized that he
had talent.
His family donated all his art
supplies to the class and con-
tributed furnishings to the Senior
Lounge and to the Russian Re-
settlement program.
So brief an encounter, yet, so
lasting are the memories.
RUSSIAN RESETTLD1ENT has been
possible because of your help.
The continued success of this
corrfnunity effort can be ensured
by your contributions.
Our current needs are:
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Freedom Demanded
For 5,000 Syrian Jews
NEW YORK (JTA) New
York State Attorney General
Robert Abrams, chairman of the
Legal Coalition for Syrian Jewry,
led a delegation of prominent
New York and California public
officials and attorneys as they
called for the United Nations to
take immediate action to free the
hostage community of Jews in
Syria.
"The Syrian Jews, on whose
behalf we are here today, are a
hostage community," Abrams
said. "Jews in Syria are isolated
from their families abroad: their
useless passports and iden-
tification papers are stamped
with "MUSAWI" (Jews): they
are subjected to special curfew
and internal travel restrictions:
their mail and telephone com-
munications are censored. Most
importantly, Syrian Jews are not
allowed to freely emigrate. Those
who have attempted to escape
from these intolerable conditions
have met with severe punish-
ment, sometimes torture."
THE DELEGATION, which
included distinguished Syrian
Jewish lawyers and Abe Dwek,
director of the Committee for
Rescue of Syrian Jewry,
presented a petition and a Bill of
Particulars to U.S. Deputy
Representative on the UN
Security Council Richard Petree
at the United States Mission to
the UN.
Later, United States Am-
bassador to the United
Nations Donald McHenry
arranged for a delegation of the
Legal Coalition to meet with Fou-
tchin Liu, director and deputy to
Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim.
Following their meetings, the
delegation issued the following
statement: "We have just
presented our views on freedom
and justice for all people and on
behalf of the right of Syrian Jews
to emigrate from that country to
any other of their choice. As
Americans look forward to the
Thanksgiving holidays and
express appreciation for their
many blessings, we hope they
will remember the many
throughout the world who are not
free to practice their religion, who
are not free to live where they
choose, who have been tortured
for trying to escape from a
country where they are held
hostage."
A SIMULTANEOUS
demonstration of support for the
Syrian Jews was held at
California State Assembly
Speaker Leo McCarthy's office in
Los Angeles. McCarthy, co-
author with State Senator
William Campbell of a Joint
Assembly Resolution calling for
United States action on behalf of
Syrian Jews, received a
delegation of the Legal Coalition.
According to McCarthy, "The
Syrian Jewish community,
numbering only 5,000 is among
the most persecuted groups of
people on earth. While the Jews
clearly are not welcome in Syria,
the Syrian government will not
let them leave. As a member of
the United Nations. Syria is
obligated to abide by the UN
Declaration of Human Rights
which it signed.
Community
Calendar
Friday, Dec. 7
(Candlelighting time 5:15)
Tampa Jewish Federation Young Leadership Group I Shobbat
Dinner JCC 8 p.m. University of South Florida B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation Shabbat Service and Gourmet Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Saturday,Dec. 8
ORT (evening chapter) Fund Raiser Hadassah Board Cocktail Party
8 p.m. JCC Couples' Club dinner -8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Congregation Beth Israel latke party, 10 a.m. Beth Israel Social
Hall Congregation Rodeph Sholom Chanukah Party 10 a.m.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Family Dinner and
Theater Night, 5:30 p.m. "Newcomers Day" at JCC tea, 1 -3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Hadassah Bowling Tampa Jewish Social Service Industrial
Employment Advisory Committee Meeting noon JCC Couples'
Club Planning Meeting 8 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation -
Executive Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Hillel Board Meeting 7:30
p.m. Ameet/Hadassah General Meeting 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Hadassah Board Meeting National Council of Jewish Women
Meeting Congregation Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Meeting -
6:30 p.m. Dr. Robert Shelton, Hillsborough County Superintendent
of Schools, speaker Congregation Kol Ami Men's Club Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 13
ORT (evening chapter) Bowling
Friday, Dec. 14
(Candlelighting time 5:16)
Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood Shabbat Dinner First night of
Chanukah
Saturday, Dec. 15
Congregation Kol Ami afternoon party National Council of Jewish
Women Chanukah Party JCC 1-3 p.m. Congregation Kol Ami -
evening party Congregation Schaarai Zedek SCHZFTY "Sleep-In"
AZA and BBG Holiday Dance Second night of Chanukah
Sunday, Dec. 16 \
Hadassah Board and Orientation JCC 9:30 a.m. Congregation
Schacrai Zedek Forum 10 a.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Men's Club and Religious School Chanukah Party 9:30 a.m.
Tampa Jewish Federation Young Leadership Group 2-7:30 p.m.
Congregation Kol Ami Board Meeting 8 p.m. Tample David
Sisterhood Dinner Third night of Chanukah


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