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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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Volume 3- Number 21
Tampa, Fla. Friday, May 22,1981
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Price 35 Centa
A Battle That
Must Be Won!
if we are to continue to
provide needed humanitarian
social services for the people of
Israel, and if the needs of the
Tampa Jewish community are to
be met", stated Mike Levine,
Tampa Jewish Federation
Campaign Chairman, "we will
have to provide our local and
overseas agencies with the neces-
sary funds which accurately
reflect the actual costs of goods
and services in 1981".
"Even though the 1981 Feder-
ation Campaign has neared the
three-quarter mark in reaching
Its goal of $1 Million", Levine
aid, Many of our achievements
may be threatened by the pres-
sures of an inflationary economy
not only in Tampa, but more
seriously in Israel, where triple
digit inflation is driving costs of
services to record heights.
Concern is also mounting over
the real possibilities of cut-backs
in government funding for
programs that will require even
greater expenditures on the part
of the community".
The basic facts are simple, ac-
cording to Gary Alter, Federa-
tion Executive Director. The
current campaign is $180,000
ahead of the 1980 campaign on a
card-for-card basic for a 37
percent increase. There remains
$200,000 not pledged yet for the
1981 campaign. The 1981
campaign could reach the $1 Mil-
lion mark if the remaining
pledges are received with the
same percentage increase as the
$700,000 already in. "Our major
task in front of us", Alter stated,
"is to complete the campaign
with the same spirit and enthus-
iasm that began the campaign".
Alter also pointed out that there
are hundreds of people in Tampa
who do not participate in the
campaign at any level. These in-
dividual could make the differ-
ence l>etween a good community
and a "great" community.
Every agency of the Tampa
Jewish Federation will need at
least a 15 to 20 percent increase
in funding simply to maintain a
stand-still operation in 1981-82.
This projection does not provide
for any expansion or new
programs in any of the agencies.
"In a vibrant, growing communi-
ty such as Tampa, it is urgent
that we be able to provide for
expanded programs, not reduced
services or a status quo, if the
1981 goal is not met", Alter
eta too.
The Tampa Jewish community
cannot consider the alternatives
of falling short of the Million
dollar goal. The community will
be judged not on what we meant
to do, but on what we are able to
achieve. The concern is not "Can
we reach the goal?" The concern
is "WHEN"! The time is NOW!

Hillel USF Names
Rabbi Jeffrey Foust
Rabbi Jeffrey A. Foust has
been named Hillel Director at the
University of South Florida
effective August I. The appoint -
mint was announced by the
Hillel Area Hoard chairman.
Marc I'erkins.
Rabbi Foust will assume the
directorship in Tampa directly
from his position as director of
the Hillel Foundation at West
Virginia University, Morgan-
town, W. Va. While at WVU.
Foust was Rabbi at Tree of Life
< ongregation in Morgantown.
lie also served as Jewish chap-
lain lor the Kennedy Federal Co-
rectional Institution.
\ graduate of Rrandeis Uni-
versity (with honors in
Sociology), Foust holds a
Master's degree from Oberlin
College and was ordained at
Hebrew Union College Jewish
Institute of Religion in 1977.
Park Synagogue, Cleveland,
Ohio, was where Rabbi Foust was
confirmed and he attended Akron
Firestone High School. While at
West Virginia University, Rabbi
Foust has taught Hebrew and
Hebrew Literature in Translation
both at the undergraduate and
graduate level.
Summer camp employment for
Foust is at Camp Massad in the
Rabbi Jeffrey A. Foust
Poconos of New York and Camp
Ramah in Berkshire Maine. His
.Jewish organizational work has
been extensive.
Lida Caplan, Hillel adminis-
trative assistant said, "Enthus-
iasm over the appointment of
Rabbi Foust is very high. The
students have met him and are
looking forward to his arrival on
campus next Fall."
Foust succeeds Jeremy
Brochin as director of the USF
Hillel Foundation.
Behind U.S. Move to Sell
Saudis Our Top Spy Plane
The Reagan Administra-
tion is downplaying the
President's decision to sell
Saudi Arabia the U.S. Air-
borne Warning and Control
System (AWACS) E-3A
aircraft because it is clear
at this time that there may
be sufficient resistance
against congressional
approval of the decision as
to embarrass him at a time
when he is enjoying such
overwhelming success with
his economic recovery
program on Capitol Hill.
Now that the President has
been confronted by an almost
solid wall of resistance to his plan
to save the Social Security
System from bankruptcy by rol-
ling back its benefits to the
elderly and those contemplating
retirement by age 62, the
AWACS isssue may be on a back
Continued on Page 4
High frequency (HF) transmit antenna added at the left wing
tip of the USAF / Boeing E-3A is the principal external
feature distinguishing the NATO and U.S. standard version of
the aircraft from the core configuration in wh ich the first 24
Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft are
being delivered to USAF. Internal differences include expanded
radar and communications capabilities, a more powerful
computer, and provision for self-defense and electronic support
measures. Layout is shown in cutaway.
Begin and Peres
Hustle for Votes
(JTA) In the super-
heated atmosphere of
Israeli politics six weeks
before the elections here,
the victory of Socialist
Francois Mitterrand in the
French Presidential
election has become, in a
strange way, part of the
campaign in Israel.
Prime Minister
Menachem Begin and
Labor opposition leader
Shimon Peres are vying
with each other in their ex-
pressions of gratification
over the Franch results and
over the extent of their
personal friendship with
the new French President.
invitation to Mitterrand to visit
Israel as he promised he would
immediately after hearing the
French results. "We will receive
you with all the respect and en-
thusiasm due to you not only as a
head of state, but also as a
cherished friend who has never
turned his back on Israel, and has
always been concerned for its
security and well-being, "Begin's
invitation said.
For Begin, his personal rela-
tionship with Mitterrand is espe-
cially important in view of his
recent public denunciations of
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of
West Germany and former
French President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing and his repeated criti-
cisms of British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher. Begin is un-
derstandably anxious to show
that he is not entirely bereft of
friends at the top strata of inter-
national politics.
Peres, for his part, has made
frequent reference to his own
well-known and long-time friend-
ship with Mitterrand, and to the
new French leader's attendance
at the Labor Party's national
convention in Jerusalem last
BOTH BEGIN and Peres, ad-
dressing the Knesset expressed
their satisfaction at the French
election results and their hopes
for a marked improvement in
Franco-Israeli relations. Both
men congratulated Mitterrand
from the Knesset rostrum. How-
ever, Peres went Begin one better
when he told the MKs that he
had "just spoken to Mitterrand
on the phone."
Both Israeli leaders pointedly
made pubic reference in the after-
math of the French elections to
Mitterrand's specific undertak-
ing to cease supplying Iraq with
Shimon Peres
enriched uranium. The real hope
in political circles here is that this
will indeed be one direct outcome
of the change of .administrations
in France. There is also the ex-
pectation in Israel that the tone,
at least, of France's Mideast
policy will change for the better
from Israel's point of view.
But seasoned commentators
are cautioning against overop-
timistic expectations. Mitter-
rand, while always sympathetic
to the Israeli cause, is publicly on
record as supporting Palestinian
political aspirations too, as in-
deed are all the leaders of the
Socialist International.
Summer Schedule
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa will be published bi-weekly
during the months of June, July and August.
The dates of publication are as follows: June 12 and 26,
July 10 and 24 and August 7 and 21.
With the issue of September 4, weekly publication will
The deadline for submitting material for publication
remains Wednesday, the week before the Friday it is to appear.

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mdian of Tampa
Friday. May22 \
Iff Not Now------When?
The following is paraphrased
from a radio program aired May 3
in commeration of Yom Ilashoah.
"Day of Remembrance" for the
6,000,000 Jews who died during
the Holocaust. The author, a
child of survivors of the Holo-
caust, tried to put into words the
relevance the Holocaust has to
the generation who did not ac-
tually live through those terrible
In Yiddish there's an old saying,
which translated in English
means. "You should live to be
120years old". Among survivors,
the saying is a bit different. You
should live to be 126 years old".
This statement indicates to us
that to many suriivors. the years
spent in the camps are something
to be forgotten and not be discus-
sed; especially with one's
children. I. am a child of survivor
parents. Alfred and Sonia. They
have not held back their Holo-
caust years from my ears, that is
why I know I too am a survivor;
and all Jews and all peace-loving
human beings are survivors.
Now. 36 years after the libera-
tion of the death camps we face
an increasing danger of forget-
ting our past. This topic was the
subject of a Sew York Times
article, written by Howard
Singer, a Rabbi in West Hart
ford. He wrote: "There is the
danger of false universalism.
Come now say the enlightened
ones, don't be narrow, think of
the Cambodians, the "boat
people" the Vietnamese, and the
Biafrars What can one say to
that? It is degrading, even
ghoulish to seek to prove pre-
eminence in suffering, but th
Holocaust was unique It's dead
and maimed were not victims o!
war or politics in the normal
sense: they were "processed by
a bureaucratic-killing machine
But didn't Poles also die in the
machine? And Gypsies, and
homosexuals? True, others were
caught in the machine, but Jews
were the people for whom it was
designed, the only people whose
right to live was denied in
principle- And the machine
almost succeeded '
Two out of three European
Jews were murdered, children
and women included In contrast,
battlefield losses for the Russians'
were one and twenty-two for the
Germans, one and twenty-five:'
for the British, one in 150. The
Jews did not suffer as ordinary
citizens of defeated countries:
they were given "special treat-
ment extracted from their com-
munities and sent away to be
" killed because they were Jews. I
point this out not to belittle what
others endured, but only to keep
the facts in their sharpest focus.
It is not necessarily provincial to
assert the uniqueness of one
group's experience: it is some-
tiroes the simple truth" "The
world is weary of the past. Oh.
might it die or rest at last' Wrote
Shelley, in "Hellas". His wish is
mine as well. .
We must understand what this
means. Sixty-seven percent of
European Jewry was destroyed
during this period. That s two
out of every three Jews in Europe
or one in three Jews world-wide.
And who did this destruction? It
was normal men and women.
Normal men and women pushed
buttons, turned cranks, pulled
triggers and maintained ovens
for the sole purpose of processing
human flesh and bone to ash.
This was their job. every day.
Normal neighbors, stood outside
their home, sniffing the odor of
human carnage before a delight-
ful dinner meal was about to be
had. And their reaction to the
question. "Why did you not in-
tervene?" was. "We did not know
what was going on over there in
the factory
Because I am Jewish, my
simple birth during that timt
marked my fate. And what about
the fate of others. We often hear
about the six million, the six mil-
lion. Reality shows us that more
humans too were entrapped in
the machine Seven million Rus-
sian civilians Three mill^n polit-
ical prisoners of war. Six million
.lews and five million Poles
Twenty one million people in all
To put this in perspective, that
would be like destroying thirty
cities with populations equal to
Tampa. Fla Take thirty Tampa's
and turn them off and then throw
a shovel of dirt upon them That
is what you have when you
compile the list of European
humanity wasted because of the
ideal of a madman
So why. you ask. why remem-
ber, why dwell on the past! What
good will it do us now'1 Let s put
the horrors of inhumanity to rest
We are all prepared and eager
to seek, for instance, cures for
cancer and other crippling and
terminating deseases we are all
prepared to seek and cure the
ailes of our society, to reduce in-
flation: the cost of enjoying life
should be less costly it is often
said. We document numerous
cases in medicine, sociology, and
economics and work to examine
the documented process in hope
of decreasing the possibility of its
recurrence. Well, what about the
disease: Haired" Ignorance"
Evil" More people have lost their
lives to these illnesses than all
cancer victims throughout time.
More people have lived and live
today in poverty dying daily, due
to malnutrition and hunger, than
the greatest level of our middle
and upper income inflation woes
When will we ask what can we
do? Whose child is suffering in
Poland, is the child Jewish or
Christian" Whose child" It is
your child! Are we Jews truly
alone, in this bombed-out world?
Are we alone in England? In
Russia, in Italy and the I" S."
Were we alone yesterday, today"
Will we be alone tomorrow?
Pastor Martin Niemoller. a
German Theologian, has said.
First the Nazis went after the
Jews, but I was not a Jew So I
did not object. Then they went
after the Catholics, but I was not
a Catholic, so 1 did not object.
Then they went after the trade-
unionists hut I was not a trade-
,, h I did not object.
Then they came after me. and
than but "no one left to object.
When will we truly ask ourselves
If not now. when? ". and have a
nod answer Some have tried to
answer, but their reply was
In an 18 pag* narrative
prepared by three Protestants.
entitled. Report To the Secretary
on the Acquieciense of This Gov-
ernment. I'nited States. In the
Murder of Jews": That the
State Department officials have
not only failed to use the govern-
mental machinery at their
disposal to rescue Jews from
Hitler, but have gone so far as to
use this governmental machinery
to prevent the rescue of these
Jews They have not only failed
to cooperate with private organi-
zations, but have taken steps
designated to prevent these
programs from being put into
effect They have tried to cover
up their guilt by concealment and
misrepresentation. The giving of
false and misleading explana-
tions for their failures to act and
their attempts to perfect action.
And the issuance of false and
misleading statements con-
cerning the art ion which they
have taken to date So while the
State Department was exploring
the whole refugee problem
without distinguishing between
those who are in iminent danger.
millions of Jews were allowed to
\nd so with knowledge of the
pa maintain a strong sense of
humble pride and special appreci-
ation of history, not only because
our parents survived in heart, but
because they survived in soul
with dignity We feel tremendous
pride and caution for the future.
\- we return from Armaggedon.
we children of survivors have a
message if you chose life.
give life and sustain the quality
of other lives.
To my parents and to all par-
ents who are suvivors. you have
chosen to give life: your children
I am your victory' I am your
hope' I am your child!
Schaarai Zedek
Confirmation 5741-1981
Confirmands of Congregation Schaarai Zedek of 5741 (19811
and their parents are listed below. This year's class has 20
The Mack Perlman award, given annually in his memory by
his family, honoring the outstanding student in the Con-
firmation Class, was this year awarded to four students. Prior to
this, no more than two awards had ever been given in anv one
Receiving the Mack Perlman award were Alice Cohen. Janet
Echelman. Kenneth Jacobs and Robin Rosenberg.
The 5741 ( 19811 Confirmation Clan.
Howard D. Adelman
Steven E. Adrian
David S. Aronow
Pamela Lee Barkin
Alice Rachel Cohen
Gregory Cohn
Sara Jean Dolgin
Janet Sue Echelman
Todd H Estrin
Robin Kim Friedman
Elizabeth Stacy Gould
Shera Haliczar
Deborah Lee Harrison
i Kenneth M Jacobs
Jeff Meyer
Douglas E. Palley
Robin L. Rosenberg
Tami Lynne Sbar
Eddie Thomburg
Joel F Wakzer
-5 II
Dr. and Mrs Martin Adelman
Mr and Mrs. Edward Adrian
Mr and Mrs Ralph Aronow
Mr and Mrs Marvin Barkin
Dr and Mrs. Lawrence Cohen
Mr and Mrs. Douglas Cohn
Drs. David and Ann Dolgin
Dr Gilbert Echelman
Mrs .Ann Echelman Kan tor
Mrs Warren Estrin
Mrs Arlene Capeluto
Mr and Mrs Robert Friedman
Mr and Mrs Gerald Gould
Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Haliczar
Mr and Mrs HaskeU Harraon
Mr and Mrs Maril B Jacobs
Mrs. .Arnold Mever
Mrs Carole Wolfe
Dr. Marshall Palley
Mrs Tamara Brown
Mr arc Mrs Seth K. Rosenberg
Dr. and Mrs Sheldon Sbar ,
Mr and Mrs Edward Thornbu.>- ?
Dr. .Arthur Waltz*. 2
Mrs Suzanne Wallzer {_
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at 872-4470.) J|
we were just thrilled to hear about 13 year old Aaron Feld-
man's recent honors. Aaron, son of Muriel and Edwin Feldman
won first place prize for the science fair at Gorrie Elementary
School where he is in the sixth grade. Then he went on to win
first place in the County Fair with the same project on solar
energy, which Aaron completely built himself. Aaron was
presented with both a silver and a gold medal for his out-
standing scientific achievements. Many congratulations to yoil
- keep up the good work. Who knows, today Aaron Feldman
bov student: tomorrow, great scientist of the world!
Ameet Hadassah. along with husbands and guests, will ob-
serve Havdalah tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at the home of Lili
and Barry Kaufmann. This combined Havdalah Picnic -
Installation will have Marilyn and Harvey Winner conducting
services assisted by their sons. Following a picnic dinner grilled
by the men. there will be a formal installation of officers. Gnu
Schiffman. incoming president, conducted a Baking Workshop
today in her home to provide the desserts for this special even-
ing. Additional information is available form Adrienne Gohb.
Lily Heller or Greta Schiffman.
Heartiest congratulations to Irene and Ken Gloger on the
birth of their second child, a son named Ryan Michael. Ryan was
bom at St. Joseph's Hospital on April 22, at 2:38 p.m. He
weighed 8 pounds 1 oz. and was 20' i inches long. Ryan is lucky
to have a terrific older sister, three year old Melissa. Proud
Grandparents are Ann and Jack Gloger, of Miami and Edyther
and George Kaitz. also of Miami. Our new Tampan also has a
gnat Grandfather Max Goldberg, of Miami. Loads of good
w ishes to all of you on this happy occasion.
On Thursday evening. May 28, at 7 p.m. the newly elected
officers of Women's American ORT (Tampa evening chapter)
will In- installed at dinner being held at Lorenzo's Restaurant.
Our warmest congratulations and wishes for a most successful
year to the new officers who include:
' Aida Weissman. president; Sydney Schwartz, vice-
president of special projects: Gloria Berkowitz. vice-president of
Education. Johanna Barat. vice-president of Membership: Patti
Morgenstern. vice-president of Community Affairs: Susan Sch-
wartz, vice-president of Honor Roll: Rena Firestone. Treasurer;
Kaki Cowen. Corresponding Secretary; Amy Scherzer and
Nadine Feldman. Recording Secretaries: Bonnie Shafrin. Fi-
nancial Secretary; and Barbara Goldstein, Parlimentarian.
Anyone who is interested in making dinner reservations for
this special evening, please contact Gretchen Hollander at 932-
Our most sincere wishes for a successful year to the newly
riectad officers of Congregation Kol Ami. who will be installed
during June This new board included:
Dr. Steven Field, president. Jay Fink, First vice president;
Max Zalkin, Second vice-president: Barbie Levin*. Recording-
Corresponding Secretary- Sheila Shaw. Financial Secretary;
Michael Brent. Treasurer; Member-at-Large (For 2 years):
William Kalish. Stan Marcos. Mary Kanter. and Steven
Schimmel: Members-at-large (For 1 year!: Make Eiaenstadt,
Saul Schiffman. Larry Schultz. and Lisa Teblum.
Congratulations to all of you.
What a terrific feeling it gave all of us who enjoyed and par-
ticipated in the Israel Independence Day festivities, held May 10
at the Jewish Community Center. It wanned ones heart to tee
all ages (over 100 families) come together aa a strong Jewish
community to compete in well planned and efficiently organized
events, from tennis to tube racing to tog-of-war. Those who bad
worked for months to make this day no special and so perfect
have been mentioned in this newspaper before, but once again
deserve a rousing round of cheers. The entire day was a delight
ful one and truly fun for everyone. I hope that type of friendly
competition on Israel Independence Day will become an annual
thing. I know I would readily participate again and my enure
family would eagerly sign up for even more events. The day was
a real success don't miss it when the opportunity conies
around again!
Our fondest wishes to I.Z. and Theresa Keasler who recent
ly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Lots of ve,
health, and happiness on this big occasion.
I Z and Theresa were feted at a cocktail party given in thar
honor at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. This lovely affair
was given by their son. Waiter Keasler and his wife, Lee. and by
their daughter Roaiyn Wittcoff and her husband. Dick. AD ol
the party decorations were coordinated in pink (Theresas
favorite color) and lime green In addition. Theresa was sur-
prised with a birthday cake at the party as she was celebrating
her B 1st a couple of days later. All but one of I.Z. and Theresas
grandchildren were at the party, including: Dr. Robert Kssw
from New Orleans and Tampans Larry and Debbie Keaak*.
Susan Keasler. and Kenny Wittcoff. Margie WHtcoff. of Miami
was unable to attend. Also, present for the happv occasion was
close family Adrian aad Sophve Lee Cohen of Augusta. Ga-.
Mrs. Lillie Keasler of Sebring. and Tampans, Mrs. Ed?***
Kessier and Mrs. Joan Friedman. Obviously, it was a marvelous
evening for everyone.
Meet Stephanie and Mitchel Josefsberg. who moved to
Tampa in November from New York Citv. The Josefsbergs are
both originally from Queens and they" are now residing *
Plantation with their two children. Thev have a five year oM
Damian. who will begin kindergarten at Crest
Elementary School in the fall and thev have a two year oB
daughter, storm, who stays home with Mom. Mitchei owns ana
operates the Temple Terrace .Arnold's Bread route Our new
family enjoys racketball and swimming in their free time V> e *
so glad that you have selected Tampa in which to live. A warm
welcome to your new citv
22 il

ay. May 22,1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
plan Now
Judaism Institute in Little Switzerland
pr. Ellis Rivkin. Adolph S.
,1,, Professor of Religion at
lebrew Union College-Jewish
ititulc of Religion, and Dr.
lonald Braunder. dean and di-
t(,ir of the Rabbinic Civi-
bgtj n program at the Re-
ictionish Rabbinical Col-
I iH provide the professional
i rehip tor the third annual
isutute of Judaism. s|>nnsored
lv District Five of B'nai 11 rith in
Vildacres, Little Switzerland,
, ( .n August
Dr. Irwin Blank, directorof the
nent ol Adult Jewish
Education for "nai B'rith, will
en< as discussant for the Ins ti-
nt, ,iik1 direct the religious
in his. held in connection with
he I nstitute.
The Institute, as a medium
Ikdult .lewish Education, was re-
nstitnted as a project of B'nai
Fifth's District Five in 1979 at
lildacres. A new feature of this
ear's Institute is it will be
nmliined with a meeting of the
Commission on Adult Jewish
Education of B'nair B'rith In-
ernational, with commission
[embers from all over the
ountry in attendance. Abe
^aplaii. of Birmingham, is the
viy-elected chairman of the
Unit Jewish Education Com-
Theme for this vear's Institute
Dr. Ellis Rivkin
is "Jewish
Facts and
Existence: Myths,
Options for the
Dr. Rivkin will discuss "Israel
and the Middle East; Myths and
Realities "; "A new Look at the
Pharisees' ; and "Light and
Shadow: Sojourners in the Chris-
tian and Muslim World." Dr.
Brauner will speak on "The Myth
of the Judee-Christian Tra-
dition": "Medical Ethics and the
Jewish Tradition"; and "Re-
discovering Ourselves Through
our Tradition."
All lectures will be followed by
discussion. A new feature this
year will be a panel discussion, in
Dr. Ronald Brauner
which faculty members will
participate. A book shop will be
open during the Institute for the
sale of books of Jewish interest.
Kosher food will be served,
with light refreshments after
every session. Afternoons are
open for recreation, with facilities
for swimming, tennis and golf
available in the area. Oppor-
tunities are also available for folk
singing and dancing, arts and
crafts, sightseeing, and hiking.
Reservations for the Institute
may be made by writing to the
chairman of the Institute, Dr.
A.J. Kravtin, 1715 Preston Dr.,
Columbus, Ga.
' (


Governor Signs Holocaust Proclamation
|Governor Bob Graham is
rtured above after signing a
Dlocaust Week Proclamation on
half of all of the Jewish Feder-
ons throughout the State of
Hie Proclamation signing
Incided with a trip to Tallahas-
} by the eighth grade students
Bdlel School on their annual
an extention of their Social
udies in American Govern-
ment. May 27, 28, 29, the stu-
dents visited with Governor
Graham and other legislative
leaders in Tallahassee, as well as
the Science Museum in
The students were accompa-
nied by Goldie Shear. Michael
Levine and Bill Saul represented
the Tampa Jewish Federatin for
the Holocaust Proclamation and
met with a number of legislators
throughout the day.
Pictures above are left to right:
Amadeo Eichberg, Mrs. Goldie
Shear, Susanne Levy, Bill Saul,
Dana Schreiber, Jeremy Born-
stein, Governor Graham, Amy
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Swastikas, Slogans
on USF Campus
Once again, there were
swastikas at USF.
The auditorium of Chester
liowell Ferguson Hall was
scrawled upon and the seats
marred with Hess, Goering, and
Himmler. among other Nazi
names, as well as swastikas on
the seats, chairbacks and black-
hoards of the hall. According to
one report. "Hitler lives, Jews
suck" was among the markings.
USF Police Chief Paul Uravich
told us that this incident dis-
covered Monday, morning, May
11, was not of the same
magnitude as that which had
occurred two years ago under the
name Sons of Hitler. "We're not
convinced it was the same
group", said Uravich, "It just
was not as violent in nature as
that which had occurred before."
Uravich said that the party or
parties responsible entered the
hall through an unlocked door.
"The problem of security on this
campus is very great. We have a
city of 90 or more buildings and a
police force of five to seven of-
ficers. Even though a building is
secure at a certain time, between
custodial staff, faculty working
at night, graduate students or
someone else with a key, there is
always the possibility of someone
leaving a door unlocked. Major
acts of vandalism cannot he
stopped unless the party is ap-
prehended in the act, which is
almost impossible.''
One thought is that the pre-
ceding week, Jewish Awareness
Week activities might have
provoked this incident.
Hope Barnett, President of
Tampa Jewish Federation said,
"Incidents of this type bring
forth the ever present problem we
Jews have. ThaJ is, that there are
people who single us out for
hatred just because we are
Jewish. Whether we are
cognizant on a minute-to-minute
basis of the fact that we are
Jewish or not, there are always
those people around to remind
A letter was sent to Dr. John
Lott Brown, President of the
University of South Florida,
according to Gary Alter, Execu-
tive Director of the Tampa
Jewish Federation, expressing
concern over the statement in the
daily press that this occurrence
was a "minor" incident. The
letter also asks for the immediate
repair or removal of the wallpaper
outside the faculty dining room
which had been marred with
swastikas almost a year ago and
still remain in place.
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Friday, May 22,1981
Volume 3
A Near-Tragedy
For the first time outside of the Jewish commu-
nity, the attempted assassination last week of Pope
John Paul II has raised the possibility that the
attempt was part of an international conspiracy.
As late as this week, Italian police continued to;
investigate the "hit man," Mehmet AH Agca, as the
hired would-be assassin of a worldwide terrorist or-
ganization. Himself, Agca professes profound anti-
American and anti-Israel sentiments.
We have been saying this all along, principally
so far as the Palestine Liberation Organization is
concerned. Across the world, proponents of a knuck-
ling under to the petro-power of Araby have made*
light of Jewish fears.
Even the Pope, himself, met recently with PLO
Chief Yasir Arafat, whose subservience to Moscow
and intimacy with Libya's Col. Qaddafi as principal
bank-rollers of his movement, are legion. The Pope's
meeting with Arafat was therefore roundly deplored
by Jewish leaders, a position that apparently left the
Vatican less than bewildered and uncomfortably
critical of Israel's policies.
For example, Vatican Secretary of State Car-
dinal Augostino Casaroli met with Farouk Kad-
doumi, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization
Political Department, in the Vatican last March, a
meeting which the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith at the time branded as giving the PLO un-
warranted recognition and respectability. Now, this
comes home to roost, for Agca, among his other
terrorist affiliations, confesses to a PLO tie.
We join the masses of people around the world
who are grateful that the life of this holy man was
spared. We pray for his complete recovery and his
return to a life dedicated to human betterment. We
are, however, sad that it took this particular near-
tragedy to give substance to often-expressed Jewish
fears. Before that, there was only indifference.

Sell Saudis Our Top Surveillance Plane
Number 21
Continued from Page 1
burner for an even longer perioc
of time than previously con
BUT THE the fact is that,
whether now or in the fall, the
President will attempt to move
forward with his decision. This,
despite the fact that Saudi
Arabia's Oil Minister Sheikh
Yamani is on record as having
said last month before a meeting
of the Foreign Policy Association
in New York that Israel is a far |
more dangerous enemy to the
Middle East than the Soviet
Israel remains unalterably
opposed to the sale of the
AWACS to the Saudis because
its military advisers declare that
the AWACS will be used against
Israel to monitor every aircraft
and ground troop movement,
thus denying Israel the element
of surprise that has been para-
mount in the Jewish State's
defense since its inception.
The AWACS is the most so-
phisticated aircraft of its kind in
the world, and its sale to the
Saudis is being opposed on these
-Internal Saudi security is lax;
Saudi stability is questionable.
There is danger of the aircrafts'
secrets being compromised by
defection, diversion of technolog-
ical manuals, accident, or
through Soviet intelligence
-The sale of AWACS to Saudi
Arabia will destabilize the arms
balance of the region. Never
before has any Arab state taken
such a quantum technological
leap ahead of its Arab neighbors
or Israel;
-There has been no Saudi quid
pro quo. Saudi Arabia continues
to reject the stationing of Ameri-
can troops in the region, refuses
to moderate its oil pricing or
supply policies, supports the ter-
rorism of the PLO politically and
financially, undermines Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat, and co-
ordinates opposition to the Camp
David peace process.
-For several years after the
sale, American personnel will be
involved in the AWACS training
program, making American in-
volvement in any regional con-
flict more likely;
-Saudi AWACS will endanger
the security of Israel. Allot Israel
its airfields, aircraft and
defense systems will be ex-
posed to the "sight" of the
AWACS flying well within Arab
air space. When used in conjunc-
tion with Saudi offensive aircraft
such as the enhanced F-15 and
the air forces of other Arab
states, AWACS becomes a
potent offensive system.
THE AWACS is a modified
Boeing 707-320B aircraft equip-
ped with a 30-foot routing radar
dome antenna. It is equipped
with computers, data-processing,
communication and identification
equipment, and multi-purpose
consoles. The AWACS is a com-
bination early warning radar
station, battlefield surveillance
plane, and a tactical battle
control station.
The plane usually carries a
crew of 17, consisting of a flight
crew of four and 13 AWACS
specialists who man the nine
multi-purpose display consoles,
two auxiliary display units, com-
puters, and communications
The plane has "look-down
radar; radar which can "see"
downward and differentiate
moving targets from terrain or
"background clutter." This radar
can detect up to 600 targets and
the onboard computers can
define at least 240 in terms of
size, altitude, identity, speed and
direction. Displayed instanta-
neously ("real-time"! to the
AWACS technicians, this infor-
Profile, forward and overhead projections of the A WACS.
mation can be relayed from the with devastating effectivenea
AWACS aircraft via secure com-
munications to friendly jet fight-
and interceptors, ground
ers and interceptors, ground
defenses, ground stations, and
other friendly forces.
The AWACS standard altitude
station is 30,000 feet, and from
there its radar has a detection
range of over 250 miles. Thus,
flying well within Saudi air
space, the aircraft is capable of
looking deep into neighboring
Arab states, Iran or all of Israel.
The plane can remain on station
for 10 to 12 hours.
NATO FORCES will receive
their first AWACS this year and
have requested several modifica-
tions to the aircraft. These in-
clude additional situation display
consoles, new radios with anti-
jam features, a bigger computer
and the capability to detect and
interpret three times as many
targets. It is unclear whether
Saudi Arabia will obtain these
There are numerous top-secret
systems employed on the U.S.
Air Force AWACS and
presumably on the American
AWACS now flying on a tempo-
rary basis out of the Riyadh air
base. These include special encip-
herment equipment, signal intel-
ligence (SIGINT), joint tactical
information distribution system
(JTIDS); identification of friend
or foe system (IFF), and addi-
tional electronic counter-counter
measures (ECCM). Additional
enhancements to give AWACS
helicopter and maritime detection
capabilities are planned if not
already implemented. A televi-
sion link to the ground to provide
ground commanders with real-
time battlefield information is
also being developed.
It is unlikely these enhance-
ments would be denied to Saudi
Arabia. During 1977 congres-
sional hearings on a proposed
sale of AWACS to Iran, the
stripping of equipment that gave
the AWACS an offensive capa-
bility was rejected by the De-
partment of Defense. "Such a
modification would require
design changes, renewed devel-
opment and degradation of the
defense role," DOD spokesman
BASED ON Saudi demands
for the enhancement of its F-15s
with conformal fuel tanks, AIM-
9L air-to-air missiles, multiple
ejection bomb racks, and midair
refuelinK tankers, it is unlikely
that Saudi Arabia will accept
anything less than a fully-
Flying well within Indian u
space, the AWACS directed
Indian bombers against target*
up to 100 miles inside Pakistan,
Pakistani defenses could not
counter the precision, low-level
night attacks.
In one 1972 test of an early U.8 i
AWACS prototype over Europe,
every aircraft airborne between''
Warsaw and Paris was detected '
According to DOD analyse*,
AWACS will increase NTO's it-
defense effectiveness by a factor
equivalent to more than doubling
NATO's entire interceptor force.
In a major exercise conducted it
Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada,
two E-3As were able to coordi-
nate 134 "friendly" aircraft and
stand off 274 "enemy" planet
All attempts to attack tat
AWACS failed.
press account, U.S. AWACS no
on temporary assignment i'
Saudi Arabia can "see" an.
object "moving at more than 80
miles an hour within a 250-mile
radius. 'If there is a Mercedt*
moving along the highway, the >
AWACS can see it,' said one
source," (San Francisco Chron-
icle, Dec. 8,1980).
AWACS has a devastating ef-
fectiveness when directing air-
craft such as the F-15 which
Saudi Arabia will receive this
year. According to Gen. John
Vogt, a NATO tactical air com-
mander, tests in 1975 showed
that the AWACS can direct an F-
15 in bad weather so that it* long-
range radar can lock-on to
numerous targets at all altitudes
over a wide front. "The AWACS
determines a threat that may be
appearing picks them up
several hundred miles out, take*
the closest targets, (and) can
vector the F-15 into the general
vicinity," the commander ex-
plained. "The F-15 with its long-
range radar locks on early, moves
for the kill, frequently without
having to change its altitude,
gets a missile off many, many
miles away, and then can peel off
and go to the next target. We've
demonstrated the capability to
knock down multiple threat* of
sophisticated airplanes at all
altitudes on one mission with one
Compromise of the AWACS'
secrets would be a dangerous
blow to American security
During 1977 ^n^*"?^
hearings on the sale of AWACS
to Iran, the director of the
General Accounting Office*?
enhanced and equipped Airborne curement and Systems Acqu*
Warning and Control System tion Division warned, "" *
Even the earliest versions n# Smi^B nould *** access S
AWACS exhibiJ^recSlen? fVVACS ft* ^SeXcS
ed capabilities. According to con- *.lg **J*EZ
gressional testimony in 1977,
"AWACS has a potent offensive
capability as an airborne com-
mand and control center ... a
force multiplier' for the effect-
iveness of tactical air forces,"
reported Senator John Culver
(SFRC, July 18). "Even the in-
troduction of a crude airborne
command center over North
Vietnam multiplied our aircraft
kill ratio by a factor of six."
During the 1971 Indo-
Pakistani war, the Soviet Union
deployed a less sophisticated
AWACS (code-named "Moss")
Central Intelligence, some rivet
seven years in certain technoW
ies. More immediately, th*y
could learn how to jam any no*
contemplated AWACS version
IT MUST be recalled that hfl
1977, State Department, Defer*
Department and CIA experts au
gave assurances of ran'V
stability and argued that then
would be a minimal risk in *
transfer of sophisticated miliw
equipment to the Shah's reguWj
Within 30 months, the Shah n*"
fallen, and training manuals w
Continued on Pag* H

Friday, May 22,1961
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Our Readers Write
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Big Sisters of Tampa, Inc. is a
private, non-profit organization
serving girls between the ages of
five and 14, who need a stable,
positive female influence in their
lives. A volunteer (Big Sister) is
matched with a girl (Little Sister)
and spends a minimum of three
to five hours a week for at least
one year with that girl. One goal
of the program is to provide girl*
with an assortment of positive
experiences which can help in
their social and educational
development. Another goal of the
program is delinquency pre-
vention, rather than re-
habilitation. Obviously, the goals
vary depending on the girl being
There are thousands of girls
living in single parent homes in
Hillsborough County, so there
are many types of girls who are
accepted as Little Sisters in our
program. Girls don't have to be
"problem" or "trouble" children
to need a Big Sister, although we
do work with many youngsters
having extra needs. Some girls
are living with their father and
don't have a female figure to
relate on. A seven year old may
be living with her grandparents
and not have the opportunity to
experience anything beyond her
front yard. A 13 year old may
have questions about sex or
drugs, but her mother works six
days a week and is not always
around to provide the right
answers. A 10 year old may be
from a family of seven, and feel-
ing rejected or unloved, turn to
stealing as a means of getting
Girls lacking a stable environ-
ment need someone they can talk
to, someone who will listen,
someone they can trust. Some
girls don't have someone to con-
fide in or the opportunity to en-
joy a variety of growthful ex-
periences, while others may get
into trouble out of frustration,
loneliness or sometimes, as a cry
for help. Big sisters spend time
with their Little Sisters doing
everyday things, walking in a
park, cleaning their home, and
mostly talking and listening.
Occasionally Big Sisters do
somethin special with their Little
Sister, like spend a day at Disney
World. The Big Sisters or-
ganization sponsors events like
Master parties, trips to the circus
and beach parties. A professional
staff provides any support or
help needed by a Big Sister, a
Little Sister or their family.
What is a problem to one person
can often be solved by another
a helping person. It only
takes a little, and means a lot.
Rig Sisters work small miracles.
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(This letter was sent to Ed
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of the Jewish Community Center.
Please contact either Miss Yackel
or Mr. Finkelstein if Big Sisters
can be of service to you.)
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian.
During the recent labour
troubles in Poland the name of
the town of Wrozlaw cropped up
many times, described as an
'industrial centre in South West
People have forgotten by now
that Wrozlaw was originally a
german town in Silesia (in fact it
was its capital) which was ceded
to Poland as part of the peace
settlement after the war. I was
born in Breslau, as it then was, in
1919 as a german citizen. In 1939
I left Germany as a German-Jew-
ish Refugee from Nazi Op-
pression and I have lived in
England during the last 40 years,
before emigrating to the United
States as was my original intent.
I want to make it quite clear
that I have no feeling of loyalty
to Breslau and that I did not feel
any injustice in the contrived
"Voelkerwanderung" which was
imposed by the Allies in the
peacesettlement in 1945. The
method was to move every
german-speaking inhabitant
within the area of the Oder-
Neisse line across the new border
into Germany,', without com-
pensation; offering the stretch of
land east of that abitrary line to
Poles who were disposessed of
their land in the areas of Poland
adjoining the Soviet Union,
which were ceded to the USSR.
At the time one condition was
guaranteed by the negotiating
allies, namely that the new
borders would be inviolate and
that the settlement of the new
polish inhabitants would never be
negated. The expropriated
German inhabitants were forcibly
removed from their homes,
became Refugees and settled all
over Germany (East and West)
where they were gradually ab-
sorbed by the native inhabitants.
Now, here comes the simily
which has forcibly struck me for
some time now. When the Arabs
attacked the State of Israel with
the avowed intention of killing off
every Jew living in that country,
Nasser spoke of "Rivers of Blood
that will flow in Tel-Aviv!" The
Israeli Army fought for the
existance of their homeland and
in pursuance of the attacking
enemy took possession of part of
Sinai, the socalled West Bank of
the Gaza Strip and finally
liberated East Jerusalem from
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which the Jordnaians had banned
all Jews for some 30 odd years in
violation of the terms of the
agreement under which the
British ended their mandate.
These territories were not
vacated under some peace treaty,
they were paid in thousands of
lives in wars that were forced
upon the defenders of the home-
land of Israel. Their retention in
Israeli hands were essential for
the security of the country; a fact
that the Arabs have refused to
recognize. After some years there
suddenly emerged the existence
of the "Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization" which has taken
upon itself to claim the restitu-
tion of the Israeli occupied terri-
tories to the original inhabitants
which were the original "owners"
of that land, who fled on the ad-
vice of their Arab brothers,
although the Israelis told them
that they would be welcome to
Here is the great difference:
The original inhabitants of the
ceded part of Germany formed
harmless 'Heimat-
sorganisations', had occasional
rallied where they got together
and reminisced about their old
homeland. They also drank beer
tnd sang songs, as Germans are
vant to do and if their or-
ganizations were to some extent
ed by ex-Nazis they kept quiet
about it and did not harm to any-
On the other hand, the Pal-
estinians organized themselves
into terrorist Army groups, in-
vaded peaceful settlements in Is-
rael, killed women and children,
stopped busses on the motorway
from Haifa to Tel-Aviv and
terrorized their hostages, bombed
heavily populated markets in
Jerusalem and other towns, and
yet expect the civilized world to
recognize them and help them to
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oust the Israelis from
Now the talk is that Israel
should give back the territories
she won during bloody wars that
she did not start and in which she
had to fight for her survival.
Why does not somebody in the
United Nations suggest that
Poland should give up the terri-
tories she had gained after the
I war, that she should be given
'back the areas she gave over to
the USSR and settle in there her
Slhlevs from Silesia? The answer
is simple. You cannot play
around with people like chess-
men. After having been settled in
new territories for some years,
people become acclimatized and
don't want to pull up sticks and
start all over again.
Still, the day I see that Silesia
has been returned to Germany I
will begin to understand the Pal-
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. Mt
300 Attend Passover Seder at West Point
The traditional 3.500-year-old
story of the struggle for freedom
the Exodus from Egypt
rang out at West Point as over
300 of the top officers, fellow
cadets, Jewish War Veterans and
members of the community
joined the 47 Jewish cadets in the
annual Passover seder on April
26 at the Hotel Thayer.
Christians and Jews alike read
passages from the Haggadah in
English and Hebrew, joined in
the Passover songs, and enjoyed
such traditional foods as gefilte
fish and chicken soup with
matzoh balls.
For the Jewish cadets and offi-
cers at West Point, the annual
seder is the major opportunity to
share their religious observance
with the rest of the community at
the U.S. Military Academy. A
campaign to raise $5.5 million for
a West Point Jewish Chapel, to
be built near the Protestant and
Catholic Chapels at the military
academy, has reached the half-
way mark.
The Fundraising Chairman is
Edgar M. Bronfman of New York
and President is Herbert M.
-Ames of Rockville Centre, Long
Island. Further information on
the campaign is available
through campaign headquarters
of the West Point Jewish Chapel
Fund, 342 Madison Ave., Suite
625, New York, N.Y. 10017.
Among those taking part in
the ceremony were USMA Su
perintendent Lt. General Andrew
J- Good paster. Commandant
Brig. General Joseph Franklin,
Chief of Staff Col. Harvey Per-
ritt, Jr., several of the chaplains.
Robert C. Jones,
Extortionist, Arrested
Youngest cadet recites the four questions at West Point Passover
Seder. From left to right: Lt. General Andrew J. Goodpaster, Super-
intendent of USMA; Marcia Soltes; Rabbi Avraham Soltes; Cadet
and 120 donors and guests of the
West Point Jewish Chapel Fund.
Rabbi Avraham Soltes, Jewish
Chaplain, who led the seder as he
has for the 18 years that he has
been at West Point, pointed out
that through history the story of
Passover has influenced other
groups struggling against
"The story of the exodus, at
retold at the seder, is not just the
recounting of an ancient event. It
is a vicarious reliving of one of
the seminal experiences of
western civilization. It inspired,
among others, the founders of the
United States of America, the
Black slaves, and the fighters in
the Warsaw Ghetto, all of whom
saw themselves re-enacting an
experience of which they were a
living part," he told the assem-
bled group.
The Jewish Chapel Choir sang
Kol Ami Shabbaton Saga
On a recent weekend 43 brave
souls from Congregation Kol
Ami's Religious School jour-
neyed from north Tampa to
Camp Keystone for a Shabbaton.
The weekend began in good
spirits as 34 students, four
adults, two teenage helpers, and
three toddlers gathered on Friday
afternoon. In a matter of
moments they, their luggage and
food were packed into cars. Noisy
anticipation filled the air as the
caravan moved out.
Arriving at camp, everyone set
to work. Sleeping bags were
rolled out. clothing unpacked and
dinner prepared. A makeshift
synagogue was set up and every-
one joined together to welcome
the Shabbat. Services were held
outside where the warm air.
beautiful trees and lake added to
the enjoyment of the service.
After a delicious fried chicken
dinner campers and adults joined
in Shabbat songs before
preparing for the evening ac-
tivity. After "Paper Bag
Dramatics." everyone retired to
their bunks, although all lights
were not turned out until very
The night passed peacefully
and calmly, except for an at-
tempted raid of the girl's cabin
by the boys. Unfortunately for
the boys, Rabbi Rosenthal is a
light sleeper and caught them in
the act!
On Saturday morning services
were once again held outside after
breakfast. Members of the school
participated in the service and
read from the Torah.
The afternoon was spent in the
lake. Some campers swam, others
dived, some went down a huge
slide, some went boating and
others sunned. By late afternoon
everyone was tired and tanned.
In the evening, after Hav-
dalah. an enormous camp fire was
built. As the campers w "ched
the roaring flames they sang
songs, roasted marshmallows
and made "smores". Three bunkt
also presented original skita. in-
cluding some very interesting
cus turn inc.
Saturlav night .... slept well
and fortunately no further raids
were attempted!
Sunday morning everyone
slept late. After breakfast and
services a Biblical Treasure Hunt
was held. Campers were divided
into four teams. Each team was
given a Bible. Clues were hidden
around camp. Each clue con-
sisted of a verse from the Bible.
In the Biblical verse was a hint as
to where to And the next clue.
The first team that found all the
clues was the winner.
At 11 a.m. all were exhausted,
packed and ready to leave. But
home was not the destination.
Instead a trip to the JCC for the
Maccabiah was in order. A terri-
fic ending for a terrific weekend.
Kathryn Elizabeth Florence
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
G. Florence Jr., of Texas City,
Texas, was married to Mark V
Levinson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
David R. Levinson Saturday
May 16 at Temple Beth Israel,
Houston, Texas. Rabbi David
Weiman officiated.
Margaret Florence, sister of
the bride, was maid-of-honor.
Scott D. Levinson, brother of the
groom was best man.
The bride wore a white lace
wedding gown trimmed in pearls
with a lace and pearl crown hat
and a shoulder length veil.
The rehearsal dinner was given
by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Levin-
son and a brunch was given by
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith, all in
Houston. Upon their return to
Tampa, the newlyweds will be
honored at a cocktail party given
at the Tower Club by Mr. and
Mrs. David Levinson and at a
luncheon which will be given by
Mrs. Irwin Wilensky and Mrs.
Randy Lichtman.
Following a honeymoon trip to
Europe, the couple will move to
Tampa in August, where Mark
will practice law.
portions of the liturgy and Israeli
and Yiddish songs in addition to
leading the group in the Passover
songs. One of the favorite and
most amusing songs. Had Gad
Ya. had each verse assigned to
another person. The cadets
laughed the hardest when the
Commandant, the chief discipli-
narian at West Point, and a
figure to be reckoned with, was
assigned the verse about the
Angel of Death.
As Rabbi Soltes pointed out,
the event, despite its size and the
variety of participants, was like a
big family seder.
With the arrest last week of
gun-waving Robert C. Jones, a 49
year old subcontractor, who
believed he was collecting
$10,000 in an extortion
maneuver, six weeks of anxiety
ended for the management and
staff of the Jewish Towers.
We're relieved that it is over
with," said Juliet Rodriguez,
manager of the Jewish Towers.
"We tried to handle the situation
as thoroughly and intelligently as
we knew how."
Phone calls claiming there was
a bomb hidden on the premises
had the police searching the
building without the knowledge
of the residents whom no one
wanted to alarm. The calls came
late at night from a man who
sounded drunk or incoherent,
according to one person who had
listened to a tape of the phone
calls. The caller always asked for
$10,000 or he would blow up the
first three floors of the building.
A Tampa undercover police
officer, posing as one of the
Towers night clerks, stood on a
street corner Monday, May 11,
with a black lunch box containing
a small amount of cash over scrap
paper. Jones was the man who
drove up to collect the lunch box
and in the process, point*),_,
at Detective Chris Fox &
Ron Reynolds, stationed nSI
assisted Fox in arresting Jonea,,,
Rodriguez said there was ,I
going communication with 3
police and fire department. "l2
more than proud of our staff Z\
the heroism of the police dew*,
ment for resolving this matter"
said Rodriguez.
Gary Alter, Executive Direetotl
of the Tampa Jewish Federj
said "We're glad that the,
vidual we believe responsible i,
these harrassing calls has beal
apprehended. I am very pleaasll
with the way the mam
and personnel of the Towa
handled this situation who
every precaution was taken u
insure the safety of the resident!
of the Jewish Towers.
"It's a shame something
this had to occur," said Ho
Barnett, President of Tamil
Jewish Federation. "To attemM
to scare residents of a housL
facility of this type is a mostii
fortunate event. The resi<
and staff have handled this siti
tion extremely well and we 1
and pray nothing like
happens again."
Behind U.S. Move to Sell Planes
Continued from Page 4
systems such as the F-14 and the
Phoenix missile were com-
The Saudi regime is compara-
bly unstable and faces numerous
threats. The takeover of the
Grand Mosque last year provided
ample evidence: that there is
popular resentment against the
concentration of power in the
hands of the Saudi royal family;
that skewed budgetary priorities
and pervasive corruption are
arousing domestic discontent:
that the tribal National Guard
and Saudi army are unreliable
and potential rivals; and that the
primary threat to the Saudi
regime comes from its own feudal
policies and from conspiracies
based in rival Arab states.
The range and detection capa-
bilities of the AW ACS. combined
with the 62 F-15 fighter-bombers
Saudi Arabia will soon receive,
will make Saudi Arabia a potent
force along Israel's eastern front.
In past engagements, Saudi
Arabia provided forces to the
Syrian and Jordanian fronts, and
it is probable that equipment
with such advanced systems as
the AWACS. enhanced F-15s and
AIM-9L missiles, Saudi Arabia
will be drawn into any future
Saudi acquisition of AWACS
will preclude Israel's ability to
fight a preemptive war a vital
option for a small country out-
gunned by the combined forces of
its neighbors. Special operations,
such as the 1976 Entebbe rescue,
would be impossible.
AN ARAB surprise attack, in
coordination with Syria, Jordan
and Iraq, will be possible if
AWACS are deployed to cover all
of Israel's airspace.
The awacs far surpasses any
equipment in Israel's arsenal.
The closest system Israel has to
the E-3A AWACS is the E-2C
Hawkeye. a small, twin-
turboprop airborne early warning
system. But that is the
Hawkeye's only role; it has no
battle control capability. The
radar range and the hour-on-
station endurance is roughly half
that of the AWACS. The E-3A
can perform against electronic
counter-measures better and has
a much greater airborne surviv-
ability because of its speed and
greater surveillance. The E-2C's
radar crew consists of only three
operators (compared to the E-
3A's 13) and only three special
aed consoles (compared to the E-
3A's 9 and soon to be 12
multi-purpose display consoles).
Israel's airforce is one of the
finest in the world and certainly
capable of meeting the challenge
from any one Arab state. But a
combination of forces, protected
and coordinated by AWACS,
would put a severe strain on
Israel's defenders. Saudi
AWACS would be relatively safe
from Israeli interceptors. The
AWACS would be flying over I
Arab Territory with Arab fighter
escort, protected by surface-toair
missiles deployed along uH
border, and able to detect any is-
terceptor approaching. If it
detected any Israeli aircraft the
AWACS could call in fighter
support, turn away and fly it
almost 600 miles per hour, or
deploy electronic counter |
South Africa Demonstrate
No Jewish Vote There
Last month's general election
in South Africa confirmed that
there is no "Jewish vote" in this
country. While the 10 successful
.Jewish candidates for Paliament
and the provincial councils are all
members of the Progressive Fed-
eral Party, the liberal opposition.
Jewish candidates ran on other
tickets as well.
Of the 20 Jews nominated for
office, the government rightwing
National Party headed by Prime
Minister P.W. Botha fielded two
Jewish candidates and Others ran
on the even more conservative
New Republic Party tkket. The
National Party, which has
governed South Africa since
1948, won the election.
Except for several ill-chose re-J
marks by the far right Hersigtt
Nationale Party, the campaign
was singularly free of Jewish
issues or angles. The close and
cordial relationship between |
South Africa and Israel was en-
dorsed by all major factions and |
was not an issue.
The Jewish candidates electee^
to Parliament are: Harry Sch-
wartz, Alf Widman, Maj. Reuben
Sive and Helen Suzman. Mrs
Suzman was for many years the
only Progressive Federal Party
member of Parliament.
Kosher Lunch Menu
Kosher lunch mean of the Senior Citisen's Nutrition as*
Activity Program is sponsored by the HOkborough County
Commission and held at the Jewish Community Center. Marirjn|
Biskley, site manaser, 872-4451. Menu subject to change. j
Monday: Meatballs with Gravy, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli.
Applesauce. Whole Wheat Bread, Sugar Cookies
Tuesday: Fish. Collard Greens, Black-eyed Peas, Gelatin with
Fruit Cocktail, Whole Wheat Bread, Sweet Potato Pie
Wednesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Greenbeans, Tossed
Salad with Thousand Island Dressing, Orange Juice,
Italian Bread, Pears
Thursday: Baked Chicken with Gravy, Green Peas, Sweet
Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Whole Wheat Bread, Chocolate Chip
Friday: Meat Loaf with Gravy. Mashed Potatoes. Mustard
QfMh), I'- aches, Rye Bread. Orange Juice

^rid8^My22.1981 The Jewish Fkridian of Tampa
mgregation Kol Ami Elects New Officers
Page 9-1
Congregation Kol Ami has
Llected new officers and has
hosen Dr. Steven A. Field, an
ethopaedist with offices in
Tampa and Brandon to be the
ond president of Tampa's
ewest congregation.
Dr. Field, this week officially
ok over the office of president
.om It Col. Allan Fox, Kol
Vmi's first president who served
Ihree years. Dr. Field had been
chairman of the Sponsor Com-
littee "This would be the same
a Memorials Dedication
Committee," he explained. Dr.
Field had not previously been an
officer of the congregation but he
ad worked very closely with the
uilding committee.
Steve Field's background is
very active involvement with
synagogue life growing up in
Philadelphia, really it was Upper
Darby. He is the grandson of a
rabbi, Rabbi Jacob Rosefield of
Philadelphia. He was very active
in USY and was a regional of-
ficer. "My family regularly went
to services and took part in all
that was going on," Dr. Field
told us.
"My main concern in assuming
the presidency was not having as
much time as others might. The
practice of orthopaedics would be
difficult to work around unless
there were effective vice-
presidents. With Jay Fink and
Max Zalkin behind me, every-
thing will be well covered when I
am unavailable," Dr. Field
The other officers of Kol Ami
are Recording-corresponding sec-
retary. Barbie Levine; Financial
Secretary, Sheila Shaw and
Treasurer, Michael Brent.
Frank F. Wundohl Named
Communications Director
IWundohl, editor of the Jewish
lExponent of Philadelphia and
[president of the American Jewish
[Press Association, will join J WB
(National Jewish Welfare Board)
June 15 in the newly-created
executive staff role of director of
Announcement of Wundohl's
appointment was made by
Vrthur Kotman, JWB executive
i kc president, at the organiza-
tions quarterly board meeting at
the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where
rVundohl and his wife Harriet
rare introduced.
Wundohl will leave the editor's
[chair effective May 29.
The idea of creating the post
I and the search to fill it developed
las JWB realized the ever-
j increasing need to provide execu-
tive leadership to conceive,
develop, put into practice, and
I then evaluate its many and
varied public interpretation
| programs.
In his new JWB post, Wun-
Idohl will supervise all of JWB's
I communications and publica-
Ilions. He will work closely wit!
jthe JWB Public Interpretatioi
land Communications Committee
I chaired by Harry C. Isaacs ol
I Rye, N.Y.,Rotmansaid.
His responsibilities include de-
veloping a close liaison with
j agency executives and communi-
cations professionals at the more
[than HOO affdiated Jewish Com-
Imunity Centers and Ys, branches
land camps in the U.S. and
Lionel "Tex" Koppman, veter-
lan Jewish journalist and long-
Itime JWB staff member, will
[continue in his dual roles as exec-
lutive editor of the bimonthly
|magazine, the JWB Circle, and as
director of public interpretation.
Wundohl, 51, has been in
Jewish communal service since
|1967 and has been editor of the
Jewish Exponent since May,
|1973. He became editor after
erving as director of information
f the Albert Einstein Medical
-enter of Philadelphia, the
argest health care facility among
Me constituents of the Federa-
tion of Jewish Agencies of
"eater Philadelphia.
A veteran journalist and public
[relations professional, he has
(served in various editorial and
(communications roles since
J^ceiving his bachelor's degree
Ilrom Temple University in 1961.
[Among his news appointments
|are service with the WCAU-TV
|news department, the CBS af-
Fliat* in Philadelphia; the Phila-
delphia Daily News; the Courier-
H>st (the Gannett Group daily in
>outh Jersey); and the Daily In-
*Uigencer (Doylestown. Pa.).
He also has a number of credits
Frank F. Wundohl
as a PR specialist with commerce
and industry, the most notable
with IBM and the Massachusetts
Mutual Life Insurance Co.
In 1977, Wundohl received the
Moris Smolar "Award for Excel-
lence in North American Jewish
Journalism" from the Council of
Jewish Federations in the
"feature category" for two series
of articles on the Jews of South
Africa and on "Israel from the
Golan to the Negev."
He will complete his third con-
secutive one-year term as presi-
dent of the American Jewish
Press Association at the AJPA's
1981 annual meeting in Houston,
Texas. He is a member of the
board of the Jewish Telegraphic
Wundohl and his wife, both
Philadelphia natives, plan to
relocate in the New York area.
Serving two year terms as
member at large are William
Kalish. Mary Kanter, Stan
Marcus and Steven Schimmel.
Members at large for one year are
Mike Eisenstadt, Larry Schultz,
Saul Schiffman and Lisa Teblum.
Steve and his wife Doris, orig-
inally from Jersey City, N.J.,
moved to Tampa three years ago
from Jacksonville where Steve
completed his residency in con-
junction with the University of
Florida. While there, they were
members of the Jacksonville
Jewish Center.
The Fields, including eight
year old Marc and five year old
Melissa, are looking forward to
settling into their home currently
under construction in Carroll-
wood Village. They have lived in
Philadlephia, California, South
Carolina and Jacksonville during
college, residencies and military
service. This will be home,
Field's college days were spent
at St. Joseph's College in Phila-
delphia. He attended Georgetown
University for two years on a
special MD-PhD program but re-
turned to Hahnemann Medical
College, Philadelphia for his MD
Service for Dr. Field was the
Navy and through the Navy he
was involved in the Suez Canal
clearing following the '73 war. He
was stationed in Egypt for three
and a half months. "It was a very
tense, very apprehensive
situation," he explained, "We
were not allowed to wear our uni-
forms off duty." He said this was
to play down the military
presence. While the US Navy
cleared the Canal, it was Dr.
Field's job to keep the men from
his ship well.
"Being in civilian clothes did
give us an opportunity to mingle
more with the Egyptians. They
are really very nice people. And it
was interesting to learn 'the other
side's viewpoints, I did visit the
Cairo Synagogue, Dr. Field
explained. "But we were ab-
solutely, positively not allowed to
go into Israel."
Two years ago Steve and Doris
Field did go to Israel along with
their friends Bill and Patty
Kalish on a Hadassah trip.
Field's immediate goals are to
have the congregation occupy
their new synagogue building
and start the second phase of
construction. He also hopes to
have the membership continue its
present growth rate (currently
there are 174 families who are
members) and to maintain the
quality of congregational
While he is actually president
now, a formal installation will be
held in June.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 22,]
International President of B'nai B'rith Women Grace Day congratulates Rep. Claude Pepper
(D.,Fla.l, who was recently honored with the B'nai B'rith Chai award "for his years of service
to the nation, particularly in the fields of aging and crime prevention and on behalf of the
State of Israel Mrs. Day, of St Joseph, Mo., and Rep. Pepper met at the joint meeting of
the B'nai B'rith Community Voluntary Services and Israel Commissions held
Yeshiva Univ. to Honor Blum
Yehuda Z. Blum, Israel's permanent Ambassa-
dor to the United Nations, will be awarded the
honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Yeshiva Uni-
versity's 50th annual commencement in New
York City on June 3.
University President Dr. Lamm will confer the
degree upon Blum, as well as on five other figures
in public life: Dr. Walter Gilbert, the Harvard
University chemist, who was a 1960 Nobel
Laureate: Rabbi Arthur Kahn, spiritual leader t
Congregation B'nai Emunah, Tulsa, Okla.; Her-
mann Merkin, a New York financier; Eleanor
Holmes Norton, former chairperson of the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
and current senior fellow at The Urban Institute
in Washington, D.C.; and Jan Peerce, operatic
Howard Bogot has been named associate
director of education and director of curriculum
development of the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, it was announced this week by
Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, president of the
UAHC. Rabbi Bogot, who has been registrar and
executive assistant to the president of Gratz
College in Philadelphia for the past four years
will assume his new post July 1.
From 1973 to 1976, Rabbi Bogot was chairman
of the department of education at Gratz, the
oldest Hebrew teachers' college in the Western
Hemisphere. He joined the Gratz faculty in 1968
after serving for a year as an instructor at the
Teachers College of the University of Cincinnati.
Rabbi Bogot is chairman of the UAHC's
Central Editorial Committee, which is responsible
for the Union's National Curriculum Revision
Project. He was ordained at Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1968.
Brandeis University President Marver H
Bernstein will retire in June of 1983. The 62-year
old administrator originally told the Brandeir
Board of Trustees he planned to retire in June,
1982, thus concluding 10 years as president.
Brandeis trustees, meeting in executive session
May 2, unanimously passed a resolution asking
him to serve until June 30, 1983, and noted his
"outstanding performance as our president and
his unfailing devotion to Brandeis University."
Dr. Shmuel Penchas, 41, who served as associ-
ate director-general of the Hadassah Medical Or-
ganization, has been appointed director-general
by the National Board, Frieda S. lewis, national
president of Hadassah, announces.
Dr. Penchas will assume the position on the re-
tirement of Prof. Kalman, J. Mann, 69, after 32
years of service, at the national convention of
Hadassah in New York in August.
Dr. Penchas specialized in Internal Medicine
and became a senior lecturer in the department of
Internal Medicine at Hadassah Hospital. Later he
went to the University of London for postgrad-
uate training in human and medical engineering.
Dr. Penchas did postgraduate work at Harvard
University on the use of computers in medicine,
and on his return to Jerusalem, headed the
Computer Services of the Hadassah-Hebrew Uni-
versity Medical Center.
Esther Leah Ritz. Milwaukee communal leader
and vice-president of the National Jewish Welfare
Board, was president of the World Confederation
of Jewish Community Centers at the second
world conference of JCCs in Jerusalem. She
succeeds Morton L. Mandel, of Cleveland.
President of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation,
Mrs. Ritz is a member of the Board and Executive
Commitee of the Council of Jewish Federations
(CJF). She has served as vice-president of the
Large Cities Budgeting Conference (LCBC), and
serves as chairperson of a two-year CJF project
aimed at assisting local Federations in developing
a community support system to strengthen the
Jewish family.
Mrs. Ritz was the first woman president of the
Milwaukee Jewish Community Center and has
received the prestigious Frank L. WeU Award of
The Carolyn Jane Bendheim Chair in Molecular
Virology was inaugurated at the Hebrew Univer-
sity of Jerusalem this week in the presence of Dr.
Otto Bendheim of Phoenix, Ariz., who, with his.
wife, established the chair in memory of their
The first incumbent of the Chair is Prof.
Yechiel Becker, head of the Department of
Molecular Virology at the Hebrew University-
Hadassah Medical School, who lectured on his
work at the dedication ceremony.
Molecular virology is a branch of biology that
studies the processes by which viruses multiply,
damage organisms and cause disease, the most
basic process of infection.
Jack D. Weiler will receive an honorary
Doctorate of Philosophy at the annual dinner and
academic convocation of Bar-1 Ian University on
June 3, it was announced this week by Mrs.
Jerome L. Stem, president of the university's
American Board of Overseers.
Weiler. a member of the New York real es-
tate firm of Swig, Weiler and Arnow, has been a
national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal
for a quarter of a century. He also served ac
general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal foi
Greater New York, chairman of the Joint Distrib-
ution Committee, treasurer of the United Israel
Appeal, secretary-treasurer of the Israel Bond
Organization and an officer, director or trustee of
many other Jewish philanthropic organizations.
National convention of the Young Israel move
ment will explore "Challenges in Jewish Living"
during its weekend program in June at the
Homowack Lodge in the Catskill Mountains
resort area of New York State.
Jewish Leaders Rap
Attack on Pope
American Jewish religious and
lay leaders continue to speak
with one voice in condemning the
assassination attempt on Pope
John Paul II at the Vatican. In
statements released here they de-
plored violence and terrorism
rampant in the world and wished
the Pontiff a swift and full
recovery Irom the wounds he
The would-be killer, who
seriously wounded the Pope in
St. Peters Square, is identified as
Mehmet Ali Agca, 23, a Turkish
national of Aermenian descent
who is a member of the
"Ulkucler (Gray Wolves), a
fanatical rightwing Moslem
terrorist group affiliated with the
ultra-nationalist National Move-
ment that Interpol has branded
"neo-Nazi." He is a self-pro-
claimed enemy of the U.S., the
Soviet Union and Israel.
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, said that
"Every creed and color and
country is wounded by the attack
on Pope John Paul 11 for he em-
bodies qualities of gentleness and
humanity that have made him a
beloved figure around the globe
. We share the deep sadness of
all men and women who love
peace, at the senselessness,
violent attack on this man of
peace, and we join in prayer that
his life will be spared and that he
,vill recover swiftly and fully to
resume his noble task.''
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum. na-
tional interreligious affairs di-
et-tor of the American Jewish
Jommittee. expressed "shock'' at
the assassination attempt and
observed: "This is the latest
demonstrattion of the epidemic of
violence and terrorism that has
threatened world order. Together
vith people of all faiths, the
American Jewish Committee
*ondemns the religious and ideo-
logical fanaticism which has now
sought to destroy the life of one
of the great moral and spiritual
leaders of this generation.''
Nathan Perlmutter, national
director of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, called for
prayer. "Let us vow that we will
give no quarter to terrorism, no
matter its source. Failing in
either, we are all of us at the
mercy of terrorists and of
Rabbi William Berkowitz,
president of the Jewish National
Fund, said: "The tragic assas-
sination attempt on the life of
Pope John Paul II leaves us all
deeply shocked and saddened .
What this latest incident points
to again is the pervasive presence
of terrorism and violence in our
world. Citizens the world over
must join together in this hour
toward a common commitment
against those who would use
violence to further their ends and
RABBI Arthur Lelyveld, of
Cleveland, president of the Syna-
gogue Council of America, ob-
served: "That one so innocent ol
personal evil, who symbolizes
peace and love for countless mil-
lions should be the target of a
would-be assassin boggles the
mind and makes devaatatingly
clear the frightening escalation of
mindless violence in the world."
Charlotte Jacobson, chairman
of the World Zionist Or
gaiuzation-American Section, de
clared, in a cable to the Pope:
"Our prayers are joined to those
of all faiths and peoples who wish
you a rapid and compleu
recovery so that you may pursut
your efforts in behalf of peace ana
good will for all mankind. We are
shocked and dismayed at this
new dastardly act of terrorism
which threatens us all with I
power to do evil. Humanity ,2.
continue to be at the mercy 2
this disease unless it unites E
eradicate it from the the earth," 1
Henry Siegman, executive & ,
rector of the American Jewi,h
( ongress, declared. "We ,
shocked and outraged by tk.
attack on His Holiness,"Pom'
John Paul II, one of the world"!
gnat religious leaders. We pray
for his speedy recovery and lor
the end to the hate and sicknen
which have, in recent years, in.
creased violence and terrorism in
the world."
NATHANIEL Saperstein.
president of the National Council
of Young Israel, said that his or-
ganization, its congregation!."
and the Jewish people join men
and women of good will every-
where in deploring the attempt
on assassinaating Pope John
Paul II. We are shocked and'
saddened that yet another world-
renowned leader and man of
peace has fallen victim to the or-
ganized violence which has at
tacked civilized societies
throughout the world. We urge
all nations to band together to
ruthlessly stamp out this scourge
of terrorism."
Jack Spitzer. president of
B'nai B'rith International, de-
plored the assassination attempt
and called on governments
around the world to join "in i
determined effort to ^tamp out
terrorism and to delegitimize
terrorists and the organizations
and governments behind them."
Spitzer, who v/ished the Pope i
"swift and full recovery, de-
scrilied terrorism as The Black
Death of the 20th Century'' and
warned that it would persist until
nations "take a resolute and con-
crete stand against it and until
the terrorists are treated as
terrorists and not as 'national
Ivan Novick. president of the
Zionist Organization of America,
stated: "This despicable act is a
clear warning that society cannot
condone any element that utilizes
violence to accomplish its goals.
Any tendency to accept the pre-
mise that terrorism can be seen in
moderate terms is a basic fallacy
and only encourages the prac-
titioners of hatred."
Roselle Silberstein, president
of the American Mizrachi Wom-
en, said her organization wu
distressed but not shocked by the
assassination attempt because
'The international climate today
is one that simply accepts further
and further acts of terrorism II
we do not forbid and severely
punish terrorism at its outset,
those dedicated to violence ad-
vance to more drastic measures.
ACCORDING to reports from
Rome and Ankara, Agca is
fugitive who escaped from
Turkish prison while serving
sentence for the February. 1919
murder of Abdi Ipekci, editor and
chief columnist of the Istanbul
liberal newspaper, MiMyet- He
left a note in his jail cell threaten
ing the life of the Pope who was
then about to visit Turkey. lr*
note called for revenge against
the Moslem extremist attack on
the Grand Mosque in Mecca
earlier in 1979.
Agca claimed the incident was
part of an American or Israel cru-
sade against Islam and accuse*
the Pope of being "the maM0
leader of the crusade." It*""
police who seized him after ne
fired shots at the Pope found
several handwritten notes in tat
One said he was killing the
Pope to "protest against toe
imperialism of the Soviet Union
and the United States.

Jay 22, 1981
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Congregations, Organizations Events
B'nai B'rith
Men Open Meeting
I \n Open Meeting to which the
Lre community is invited is
sponsored B'ani B'rith
, [044 Wednesday night,
: '- : p.m. at the Western
L7lin n Hillsborough Ave.
fsam Horlon, General Director
Secondary Education for
fcjgborough County Public
thools will speak on "Creation-
and the battle surrounding
I in the public school system.
Ilinai B'rith urges everyone to
arn what is happening in our
,]s by attending this
Women's American ORT
I Delegates to the Fourth Bien-
Convention of Women's
erican ORT from Tampa Bay
heared a major address by
iraham S. Karlikow, Director
[Foreign Affairs Department of
American Jewish Committee.
Convention was held in Fort
Cuderdale. May 18 to May 20.
Erne 600 delegates from
owen's American ORT repre-
ig 25,000 members in 185
Upters from District VI nine
Lit hern States participated.
|l. !Convention are: Region Pres-
ent-Susan Brimmer: Chairman
lenitive Committee-Susan
Lrd; ('(immunity Chairwoman-
Lil Reiss; Honor Roll Chair-
bman-Kila Bergman; Educa-
tn Chairwoman-Louise Ressler;
IcguUt. also attended from 7
RT Chapters in the Tampa Bay
The District VI Fourth Bien-
Conventkn of Women's
nerican ORT will bring our or-
hization to the threshold of
IT's second century of voca-
bnal and technical education ac-
ities. The Convention will the ways and means for
Ir members to increase their
torts in building the global vo-
tional and technical education
|ngram of ORT and promoting
pality education and upgraded
rational education here in the
iited States.
Rodeph Sholom
might, Friday, May 22, the
canopy leading to the syna-
|gue entrance of Congregation
deph Sholom will be dedicated
tin memory of Mary Walker,
|b wife of Sol Walker.
family members will partici-
e in the Sabbath services. The
dies will be blessed by Mrs.
llie (Bootsie) Oster, sister-in-
, and Debbie and Cynthia
Iker. daughters. The ark will
opened by Ben Berger, and
Berger, brothers of the late
/ Walker. Opening the ark
Alenu will be Izzie Oster and
ords of dedication will be
ken, honoring Mary Walker's
slant dedication and support
't>e synagogue.
he Oneg Shabbat will be
nsored by Sol Walker and
Rodeph Sholom
Adult Education
The Adult Education Commit-
of Congregation Rodeph
olom is presenting a 3-part
^ure series on the Holocaust.
the lectures are being held on
e successive Wednesdays, 8
in the Synagogue chapel.
The topic for Wednesday, May
I 's The Psychological
Pkground of the Holocaust.
Faker: Dr. John Hoffman,
Professor from Israel.
Wednesday, June 3 Survivors
nemhering the 1,000-Year
(I'iri is the topic.
[he lectures are open to the
Kol Ami
last Friday evening Congre-
|n Kol Ami held its first
auation and Awards service.
nl*rs of the Graduating
"inducted the service and
put on a special presentation
entitled "Masada."
Awards were presented to those
students in the entire school who
distinguished themselves by
academic excellence or excellent
attendance. Two students from
Sheila Solomon's Hebrew Level I
class were also cited for superior
attendance at Friday evening
services All students in Pre-
school through Primary II were
awarded special certificates of
Allan Fox, President of the
Congregation, said, "This gradu-
ation service is another first for
Kol Ami. We all take great joy in
watching our early efforts coming
to fruition. All of our students
have done a super job and
deserve all the honors we are
giving them."
School Board Chairman Steve
Schimmel said, "We hope that
this year's graduating class will
be an inspiration to those to
come. We wish them and their
parents Mazal Tov on their
achievements and look forward to
their participation in our High
School program next year."
A beautiful Oneg Shabbat was
prepared by parents of the Grad-
ual ing Class in honor of their
children. On Shabbat afternoon a
luncheon for the graduates was
hosted by Rabbi and Judy
Rosenthal in their home.
The graduates are: Allison
Berger, Daniel Cross, Jeffrey
Fox, Matthew Garcia, Joshua
Halsband, Tammy Hamberg,
Lauren Harris. Michael Oster,
Erica Schiffman, Neil Shaw,
Robin Shaw and Sheryl Zalkin.
Senior Travel Club
Those "trippy" folks in the
Jewish Community Center's
Travel Club have planned
another economical and fun one-
day trip, this time to Florida's
Cypress Gardens, on May 29.
Anyone age 55 or better can
join the travelers at this time,
though seats are limited.
Using the Center's vans, the
Travel Club will leave Tampa at 8
a.m. and return by 5 p.m.
Total trip cost, including
transportation, admission to
Cypress Gardens, and boat ride,
will be $10 Lunch for the day will
lie "on yourown".
Pre-registration and payment
must be made at JCC front desk,
by May 26.
Young Leadership
Attend UJA Confab
A Tampa Jewish Federation
delegation of 14 people attended
the United Jewish Appeal
Florida Regional Young Leader-
ship Development Fourth
Annual Retreat in Orlando on
May 15, 16. 17.
Brian Abeles, Tampa's Retreat
Chairman announced the
following delegates in attendance
were: Harriet and Larry Cyment,
Viltie Gold, Lili and Barry Kauf-
mann, Jane and Norman Rosen-
thai, Nina and Chad Luxenberg,
Li/. Rappaport. Paula and Carl
Xielonka. Brian Abeles, and Abe
Davis-Wasserberger, Assistant
Director of the Tampa Jewish
The retreat, held at the
Orlando Hyatt Hotel featured
Scholar-in-Residence, Judge
Jerome Hornblass, former
Chairman of Young Leadership
of New York City now a Criminal
Court Judge for the City of New
York. Special guest speaker was
Morton Silberman. Florida Re-
David S. Greene
Greene, an attorney, has been ap-
pointed 1982-83 Chairman
designate, of the United Jewish
Appeal Young Leadership
Cabinet, according to a recent
announcement by the Executive
Committee of the YLCJ
Greene will succeed Edward
Robin, 1981-82 Chairman.
Greene has participated ac-
tively in the YLC since 1975
when he was Chairman of Cam-
paign Activities and the recipient
of the UJA Federation of Greater
Washington Young Leadership
He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Greater Wash-
ington Jewish Community
Foundation and United Jewish
Appeal Federation of Greater
Washington, serves as a member
of the Executive Committee and
Board of Directors, a member of
the Unmet Needs Committee of
Budget and Planning, and as As-
sistant Treasurer. Greene will
become Treasurer of the federa-
tion in May.
Greene is a partner in a Rock-
ville, Maryland law firm and
resides in Gaithersburg, Mary-
land with his wife Jane.
gional Chairman and United
Jewish Appeal National Vice
Chairman. He is also an Ameri-
can Israel Public Affairs Com-
mittee member.
Lauren Alyssa Harris, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Harris,
will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at
Congregation Kol Ami tomorrow
morning. Rabbi Norman Rosen-
thai will officiate.
Lauren is in the seventh grade
at Young Jr. High School. Also,
she attends the Learning Center
of the Hillsborough County
School System and the Universi-
ty of South Florida learning
program for junior high school
students. She is in the Hay Class
at Congregation Kol Ami and is
an active member of Kadima
(USY Chapter from Congrega-
tion Kol Ami) and of Young
Judea. In addition, she is a
student of modern jazz.
In addition to Lauren's parents
and her two brothers Brian and
Michael, special out-of-town
guests will be in Tampa to cele-
brate the big occasion including:
Grandparents Ruth and Ben
Rubin of West Palm Beach and
Martha and David Harris of
Union, New Jersey: also, Frank,
Iris. Ronald. Charlene, and Marc
Scarfone of Bocar Raton, Flor-
ida; Abby Harris of Union, New
Jersey: Liz Rubin and Mary and
Harold Ripp of Deerfield Beach,
Mr. and Mrs. Harris will host a
kiddush luncheon, at their home
immediately following services,
in their daughter's honor.
Community Calendar
Friday, May 22
(Candlelighting time 7:57)
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, dedication of the Mary Walker
Saturday, May 23
Ameet Hadassah Havdalah Picnic Installation 7 p.m. at the
home of lili Barry Kaufmann
Sunday, May 24
Hillel School Annual BUCS BASH at Beth Isral Building 7:30
p.m. SCHZFTY closing banquet 8 p.m.
Monday, May 25
Jewish Women for Jewish Survival Board Meeting -8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26
ORT (Bay Horizons Chapter) Installation Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Tampa Jewish Social Service Executive Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
and Regular Board meeting at 7: 30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27
National Council of Jewish Women Board 10-12
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Board Orientation 10
a.m. Temple David Regular Meeting noon B'nai B'rith Men -
Dinner meeting at Western Sizzler on Hillsborough Ave. at 7
p.m. Speaker: Sam Horton, Topic: "Creationism"
Congregation Kol Ami Men's Club 7 p.m. Congregation
Rodeph Sholom Executive Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Holocaust Series 8 p.m. in
Thursday, May 28
JCC Food Co-op 10-12:30 ORT (evening and daytime
chapters) Bowling 9:30 a.m. Jewish Towers Residents-
Management Meeting 1:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation
Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT (evening chapter) Installation
Dinner at Lorenzos 7 p.m.
Friday, May 29
(Candlelighting time 8:00) Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Religious School Graduation 8 p. m.
Jewish Community Directory
Hillel School (grades 1-8)
Jewish Community Center
Pre-School and Kindergarten
Chai Dial-A-Bus (call 9a.m. to noon)
Jewish Towers
Kosher lunch program
Seniors' Project
B'nai B'rith
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Floridian of Tampa
State of Israel Bonds
Tampa Jewish Federation
*' Tampa Jewish Social Service
j^T.O.P. Jewish Foundation, Inc.
225-2614 JJ
Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyan
962-6338/9 Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal Rabbi's Study, 12101 N.
Dale Mabry #1312 Services: Friday, 8 p.m.
at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Independent Day School, 12015 Orange Grove Dr.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin Sandberg
Hazzan William Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15a.m.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
Jewish Student Center iUSf), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, College -
Park Apts. 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Rabbi
Yakov Werde Services: Friday, 7:30 p.m Saturday, 10 a.m.
Tune in The Jewish Sound, Sunday- 11 a.m. to noon- 88.5 FM
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 5014 Patricia
Court #172 (Village Square Apts.) 988-7076 or 988-1234
Jeremy Brochin, director
Services: Friday, 6:30 p.m. followed by Shabbat dinner at 7:15
p.m. (please make dinner reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday);
Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday morning Bagel Brunch, 11:30 a.m.

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