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Volume 5- Number 8
Tampa, Florida Friday, February 25, 1983
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Price 35 Cents
Everything Was Super: Record $70,500 Set
Excitement is evident on the faces of the Cam-
paign leadership as the mid-afternoon tally is
pasted during the Super Sunday Telethon.
Smiling from left: Les Burnett, chairman of the
V.is:i Tampa.Jewish Federation Campaign; Bobbe
Karpay, co-chairman of the Women's Division
l<)s:< < dmnaign: George Karpay, Joel Karpay, co-
chairman of this event; Jolene Shor, co-chairman
of the Women's Division 1983 Campaign;
Michael Levine. president, Tampa Jewish
Federation; and Alice Rosenthal, co-chairman of
Super Sunday. The final tally: $70,500.
Photos by Audrey Haubenstock
If ever there was a day to live
up to its designated name,
"Super" Sunday was surely it.
Defying a steady downpour,
nearly one hundred Tampa
Jewish community volunteers
turned out throughout the day,
Sunday, Feb. 13, for the third an-
nual "Super Sunday," on behalf
of the Tampa Jewish Federation-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
In 1982, Super Sunday results
were just over $30,000 for the one
day telethon. This year, with
many more telephones, addi-
tional volunteers, and the
generosity of Tampa's Jewry,
$70,500 was realized.
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., at the
offices of Thompson-McKinnon
Securities in the Mack Building
in downtown Tampa, the first
shift of workers put on their spe-
cial "Super Sunday" T-shirts,
were given a special briefing and
training session by Co-Chairman
Joel Karpay, and by 10 a.m. were
on the telephones asking for com-
mitments to support local, na-
tional and overseas Jewish needs.
Campaign leaders said it was
the largest amount ever pledged
in a single day, and attibuted
Tampa's overwhelming response
to "both the thorough under-
standing of current needs to be
met at home and abroad, and a
readiness on the part of the mem-
bers of our community to fulfill
their traditional obligation to the
less fortunate."
In a joint statement released at
the conclusion of the event, Co-
Chairmen of Super Sunday, Joel
Karpay and Alice Rosenthal
praised "members of our Jewish
community at both ends of the
Continued on Page 7
Barbie's Activities in Holland
Will Be Added to French Charges
Women's Division Brunch
ByHENRIETTEBOAS
AMSTERDAM -
l(JTA) The activities of
Klaus Barbie in Holland,
including the deportation of
;iUU Jewish youths to their
deaths at the Mauthausen
concentration camp, will be
added to the charges
against him when the
former Gestapo chief in
Lyon goes on trial in that
French city for "crimes
against humanity."
Puul Rrilman. a Dutch public
prommtor who specializes in the
cases of Nazi war criminals, will
assist i ho French prosecuting at-
torneys. He will provide details of
Barbie's crimes during the eight
months in 1941 when he worked
for i ho gestapo in Nazi-occupied
Holland. Barbie.who headed the
Gestapo in Lyon from 1942-44,
has been charged with the depor-
tations of thousands of French
lows and the torture and murder
,of members of the French resis-
tance, including their leader,
Joan Moulin.
BARBIE WAS expelled from
Roliv ia. a country where he found
ha von after World War II, and
was turned over to French
authorities last weekend. He is
presently imprisoned in Lyon.
The Netherlands State Institute
for Documentation on World War
II has evidence that Barbie was
responsible for the deportation of
Jews from Holland in June, 1941,
before the deportations of Dutch
Jews began en masse.
The youths involved included
200 German Jewish refugees who
had been confined to the Jewish
"working village" set up at
Wieringermeer, north of Amster-
dam. They were evacuated and
billeted with Dutch Jewish
familk's in a residential area of
Amsterdam.
According to the documents,
Barbie obtained the addresses of
those families from the local Jew-
ish Council which was led to be-
lieve that the youths were to be
returned to the "work village."
ALL OF THE homes were
raided The Nazis seized not only
the refugees but the sons of the
families they were staying with,
about 300 youths in all, and
shipped them to Mauthausen.
None survived.
Who starred with Mac Davis
in the movie "Cheaper to Keep
Her?"
Who played Helena in the
TV broadcast of "Holocaust?"
Who received Tony nomina-
tions for acting in the Broadway
productions of "Sarava" and
"Yentle?"
HINT: The answer is the
same for all three questions!
Of course, the answer is the
versatile actress Tovah Feld-
shuh. And the women of Tampa
will have an opportunity to meet
her in person, since she will be the
featured guest at the Combined
Women's Division Campaign
Brunch on Wednesday, March
2nd.
Every woman in the Tampa
community is entitled to attend
this special Brunch by virtue of a
gift to the 1983 Women's Divi-
sion Campaign. This is the first
time all the divisions will assem-
ble together in an unprecedented
demonstration of unity at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel. Those who
have not already made a commit -
Tovah Feldshuh
ment to the 1983 Campaign, are
asked to call the Tampa Jewish.
Federation office (875-1618) im-
mediately with their pledge, so
that they may be included at this
exciting event.
Co-Chairmen Judy Rosenkranz
and Betty Shalett have planned a
brunch, which will be the most
important Women's Division
function of the year. The appear-
ance of Tovah Feldshuh promises
to make the event even more spe-
cial. In addition to those men-
tioned above, her credits include:
(TV) "The Woman's Room,"
"The Killer Bus," "Triangle Fac-
tory Fire," "Rich Man, Poor
Man," "The Amazing Howard
Hughes." (FILMS) "The Idol
Maker," "Nunzio" (BROAD-
WAY) "Rogers & Hart,"
"Dreyfus in Rehearsal,"(OFF-
BROADWAY) "The Three
Sisters," "Straws in the Wind,"
and touring in the title role of
"Peter Pan" in Philadelphia,
Boston and St. Louis.
All women of the Tampa Jew-
ish Community are invited to
meet Tovah Feldshuh and join in
affirming their commitment to
meeting the vital needs of fellow
Jews in Tampa, in Israel, wher-
ever they may live.
Reservations for the brunch
should be made before Monday,
Feb. 28.
Rrilman. meanwhile, is seeking
another war criminal, Abraham
Kipp. a former Dutch police offi-
cer who collaborated with the
:S;?SS.H3 Haddad Extends Control in South Lebanon
u Dutch court in 1949 for his role
in the deaths of 15 Jews and re-
sistance members. He is believed
to be living near Buenos Aires.
Argentina rejected an earlier
request for extradition but Bril-
man hopes that Bolivia's expul-
sion of Barbie will prompt the
Argentine authorities to ex-
tradite Kipp.
Mitterrand to Launch
Confab on Anti-Semitism
PARIS (JTA) President Francois Mitterrand will
convene an international conference which will study the
best ways to prevent anti-Semitism, racism and discrimi-
nation in the world.
MITTERRAND MONDAY told a seminar of in-
tellectuals convened by the French Ministry of Culture
that the special "anti-hate" conference will be held in
Paris before the end of the year.
The President reportedly has asked a small group of
intellectuals to prepare an agenda and draw up a list of
possible delegates to the meeting.
By FRANK WUNDOHL
SIDON, Lebanon -
JTA) Maj. Saad Had-
dad, leader of the Israel-
backed Christian Free Leb-
anon Forces, has extended
the area controlled by his
militia to virtually all of
south Lebanon from the Is-
rael border to the Litani
River, an area far larger
than the border strip he
originally controlled.
At the invitation of the Israel
Defense force. Haddad held an
impromptu press conference in
this Lebanese seaport, the coun-
try's fourth largest city, for
members of the American Jewish
Press Association-United Jewish
Appeal mission traveling ui Leb
anon. They were assembled in the
courtyard of the IDF compound
here, flanked by a dozen freshly
painted Sherman tanks provided
Haddad's forces by Israel.
WITH AN IDF spokesman,
identified only as Maj. Shlomo,
standing by. Haddad, responding
to questions, told the American
Jewish journalists that the pres-
ence of the tanks represented "a
redeployment of forces." He was
referring obviously to his pro-
nouncement, made hours later,
that he was broadening his base
of operations.
The IDF spokesman said, "We
think it's time for him to help us
do our job." He added, "It's a
question of principle. We must
try to get them (Haddad's forces)
to take care of Israel's northern
border because it is good for all of
us." He said Haddad had demon-
strated an ability to unite Leban-
on's diverse elements to "stop
killing each other and work
together against the PLO."
Haddad said he was "not too
optimistic" about the withdrawal
of foreign troops from Lebanon.
"The political situation is too
complicated. I don't think the
Syrians will pull out," he said. He
cited the introduction of new
Soviet-made SAM-5 missiles as a
sign the Syrians are not consider-
ing an imminent withdrawal from
I^ebanon.
HADDAD expressed
satisfaction that his forces had
been cleared by the Israeli
commission of inquiry of any
involvement in the west Beirut
refugee camps massacre. But he
refused to comment on the forced
resignation of Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon. "This is Israel's
problem," he said.
Asked about the discovery of
ome 15 more bodies in and
.round Sidon. Haddad observed:
Many people still have weapons,
hope such things will stop. It is
ot to the benefit of anyone in
ebanon that this vendetta go
n. This is a real crime."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, February 25. iJ
i
i
Floridian Spotlight
i
By JUDITH ROSENKRANZ
When Louis Morris, 63, was
installed as president of Congre-
gation Rodeph Sholom succeed-
ing Howard Sinsley during serv-
ices last Friday night, it was
almost a fairy tale come true.
A fairy tale for a man who's
worked in one neighborhood of
Ybor City his entire life either
with his uncle Louis Peretzman,
with friends, Sol Walker and Iz-
zie Oster, or his own company,
Florida Iron and Metal, with two
interludes of travel compliments
of the U.S. Navy.
It was the story of a young boy
who came to Tampa from Atlanta
in 1936 to live with his aunt and
uncle Annie and Louis Peretz-
man. "Uncle Louis" was his
mother's twin brother. Following
the death of his mother when he
was nine and with his father's
failing health, the family thought
Tampa was the place for Louis.
Into Louis's life came Rabbi
Adolph Burger of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom on Palm Avenue.
"He brought me into the choir,"
reminisces Louis Morris, "and
from that day to this I've been
involved with Rodeph Sholom."
When the AZA Chapter was
formed in 1938, Louis Morris was
the first Aleph Gadol "don't
know why. I was the poorest boy
in the group," says Morris. AZA
then met at the YMHA on Neb-
raska Avenue. Louis fondly talks
of the late A. A. Finkelstein,
"Finkie," and the chapter's first
advisor, Abe Silber, still active in
Tampa affairs. "I remember
playing basketball with Rabbi
David Zielonka. We put together
a team in the "Church League."
Later the AZA Chapter was re-
named the Adolph Berger Chap-
ter, in memory of Rabbi Berger,
the name it carries today.
When Doris Bokor from New
Jersey came to Tampa to visit
family and continue her school-
ing, it was Louis Morris who
swept her off her feet.
"We were married in New Jer-
sey by Rabbi Adolph Berger who
came from Tampa bringing with
him his own chupah," Louis
smiles. "In Congregation Rodeph
Sholom I've gone from Rabbi
Berger to Rabbi Berger." That's
Rabbi Adolph Berger in 1936 and
Rabbi Kenneth Berger in 1983.
World War II found Louis in
the Navy "I was a Seabee in the
South Pacific. We went through
five or six invasions," he tersely
closes that chapter. Remaining in
the reserves, he was recalled
during the Korean War. This
time he was sent to North Africa
where he helped construct a
Naval Air facility in French Mor-
rocco.
His wife, children, grandchil-
dren, business and synagogue fill
Louis Morris's life. And don't ask
which order they fall in.
Daughter Peggy and husband
Barry Nelson live in Columbia,
Maryland, where she is a teacher
and he is in the Applied Physics
department at Johns Hopkins
University. Their two children
' are Scott, 17, and Eileen, 13.
Son Judge Stan R. Morris and
wife Chris live in Gainesville, FL.
Embassy Bombed
TEL AVIV (JTA) A
hand grenade was thrown at the
building housing the West Ger-
man Embassy on the 50th anni-
versary of Hitler s rise to power
in Germany. The grenade
damaged a car parked at the rear
of the building but caused no
casualties, police said
becoming president. He sees this
as the beginning of a first for
Rodeph Sholom where there has
never been a woman president.
"My biggest challenges are,
one, involving the growing
number of young membew of the
congregation, two, meeting the
financial obligations of our syna-
gogue which we'll try to do
through a Tree of Life and the
Jewish Music Festival and three,
upgrading the religious school.
Looking back at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom past presidents,
Morris mentions Jay Markowiu
the late Emmanuel Buchman si
Walker, the late Leo Levin^'
Gene Eisen, Sammy Bobo, and
Abe Verkauf. "I realize how vetv I
big are the shoes I have to fill.
We believe a Rodeph SholoJ
president several years from no*
will say the same thing at havini
to follow President Louis Mornj 1
Louis Morris
Chris teaches 11th and 12th
grade English and Literature at
PK Younge High School and
Stan is a county judge of Alachua
County. They have two daugh-
ters Jessica, six, and Whitney,
two.
The Morris's were avid basket-
ball fans of Plant High where son
Stan starred and was named All
Western Conference. Following
college Stan was a captain in
Military Intelligence.
Speaking proudly of the offi-
cers serving with him Louis
hopes naming Bernice Wolf to a
vice presidency will lead to her
Carol Gold. Florida Department President of the
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, recently
made an official visit to the James A. Haley
Veterans Hospital. Pictured from left are:
Stanley Gold: Ida Kaden. department junior vice
president: Belle S. Horowitz, department senior
rice president: Mrs. Gold; Richard A. Silver, j
director: Minnie Posner. VAVS,Representative,
F.lcanor Pales; and Jerry Posner. Silver discusstil
patient care and 10 year growth plans for tki\
hospital before the group was escorted on a tout]
of the facility.
<$* eta*
By LESLIE AIDMAN
(Call me about your social news at 872-4470)
Much love and bushels of congratulations to Manuel and Rose
Aronovitz who just celebrated their 65th. wedding anniversary
on Feb. 6. The Aronovitzes now reside inJohn KnoxVillage but
have been dedicated and hard-working members of our Tampa
community for many years. Even more important, they have
contributed in many, many ways to the betterment of our Jew-
ish Community throughout their lives. Manuel has received
more than 50 local, national, and international awards in his life-
time. They are longtime members of Congregation Rodeph
Sholom, and both participated and gave many years of service
to a myriad of organizations. The Aronovitzes have two sons
Marvin, and Arnold, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild!
Again congratulations on this milestone, Manuel and Rose.
Bradley Arthur, Florida sculptor, will be in New York City
exhibiting at the Lever House (53rd and Park Avenue), from
reb. 25 through March 14. Arthur's unique sculpture. "Re-
ligious Persecution" was selected for the juried "Judaic Art Ex-
hibition, sponsored by the National Council on Art in Jewish
Life. 1 he show will include works by many world famous artists
such as Chagall, Aronson and Gross. Following the Lever House
exhibition Arthur's bronze, marble and metal works will be
shown at Pietrasanta Fine Arts Gallery, Lincoln Savings Bank
and the City Gallery, through May in New York City.
Congratulations to some of our young people who have really
been sparkling by achieving some truly shining goals.
Jonathan Stuart Gilbert, son of Leonard and Jean Gilbert.
has become an Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop No 23
Jonathan was officially made an Eagle Scout at ceremonies held
last month. We think you are terrific Jonathan and really ad-
mire your tenacity in working for this ultimate level in Bov
Scouting. '
Robinson's of Florida recently announced the Gulf Coast Re-
gion winners in the 1983 Scholastic Art Awards. Three cheers
for David Hochberg. son of Dr. Bernie and Jackie HochberK
who won in the "Gold Key Award" category, from Berkeley*
Prep; and for Terri Aronovitz,daughter of Marvin and Mary
Aronovitz, who won also in the "Gold Key Award" category
from Leto High School. The work of all of these top student
artists from Hillsborough, Polk, and Pasco Counties, is on dis-
play through Sunday in the Community Room at University
Square Mall. Fantastic kids, perhaps another Gaugin in the
making?
Congratulations to Celeste Ganderson. Lila Polur and Helene
Wallace who were initiated into the National Honor Society at
Plant High School last week. They join NHS members Pamela
Barkm, Jeff Becker. Janet Echelman. Robin Rosenberg and Jan
Sisley in the 74 member chapter. Vice-president of the Plant
NHS is Pam Barkin and Janet Echelman was accompanist for
the ceremony.
Congratulations to Michele Paley who has been promoted to
director of The Marketing Centre Task Force Division. This
division services the field marketing requirements of Standard
Oil of Indiana and Newsweek magazine. Michele's office is lo-
cated in St. Petersburg. However, she resides in Tampa with her
son and daughter. Matthew and Brie.
Rabbi Kenneth Berger of Rodeph Sholom was really surprised
on Feb. 11 when his staff greeted him with a birthday party and
gilt. Ice Cream and cake was enjoyed by all who sang "happy
birthday"" to their boss on his special day!
Sandra and Martin Hurwitz have finally moved into their new
home alter living in a camper these past six months. They
bought a lovely home in Apollo Beach right on the canal.
They love to sail and have two boats. Sandra (daughter of Jay
and Anna Lee Markowitz) and Martin ILt. Col. in Army retired!
moved to Tampa from Fort Riley. Kansas, this past August.
Martin is an accountant in the Hillsborough County Sheriffs
department and Sandra is a teacher in-the elementary grades.
They have two children. Marva. a Junior in the School of
Nursing in the University of Florida in Gainesville (her parents
Alma materl and Kenneth, who received a four-year ROTC
Scholarship, is a freshman at Tulane University, in New Or-
gans, La.
Last Friday night, the 70th Anniversary of the founding of
the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, combined with
celebration of the 84th birthday of the Sisterhood of Congrega
tion Schaarai Zedek were remembered during both Temple serv-
ices and at the Oneg Shabbat. An original Shabbat worship
service. "The River of Life." written by Norma V. Levitt, who is
Honorary NETS President, was used. The Sisterhood of Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek joined more than 100,000 members in
over 600 sisterhoods, in this celebration. Bobbie Taub, president
of Sisterhood and her three Vice-presidents, Golda Brunhild,
Leslie Osterweil. and Leslie Aidman participated in this lovely
onginial service together. In addition, Mrs. Julian Witman
looked back on Sisterhood in the past and Fraud Rudolph re-
flected on the future of Sisterhood. Afterwards, everyone en-
joyed a lovely and delicious Oneg Shabbat that was co-spon
sored by Sisterhood with the family of Lfea Levy, who was cele-
brating her Bat Mitzvah that weekend.
Meet Drs. Phyllis and Randy Feldmao who moved here in
June from Columbus, Ohio. Randy is originally from Toledo.
Ohio and Phyllis was born and grew up in the Northern Virginia
and Washington. D.C. area Randy and Phyllis both lived in
Chapel Hill. North Carolina, for a while, and married there. They
were both taking their residencies at the University of North
u i,1 "a ******* is an orthodontist, in practice with Dr. Jack
Shaffer. Phyllis is currently finishing a 2 year fellowship at the
University of South Florida in child and adult psychiatry. When
she completes this training program in June of 1984 she hopes to
PuaCV,CeJch',ld Psychiatry Phyllis attended Medical School at
the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond and Randy at
tended dental school (specializing in orthodontics at Ohio State)
and took a program in Oral Medicine at UNC.
Today, the Feldmans are moving from the apartment they
nave been renting to the home they recently bought in Carroll-
wood. I hylhs has already joined ORT and Hadassah and Randy
liT T.t W?Ky basketbal1 game with dentists and lawyers,
iwm oi the reldmans enjoy square dancing. Most of the time
over the past few years the Feldmans have had to spend their
time studying and reading. We are certainly glad that you two
have chosen Tampa in which to make your home. Good luck on
yourian< *
Until next edition.
_^___


riday. February 25,1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
WUSF Sponsors Karl Hass Lecture-Recital Feb. 27
Karl Haas, the popular host of
(,e internationally broadcast
idio program, "Adventures in
food Music," will return to the
npa Bay Area for his fourth
UP concert-lecture under the
Worship of WUSF(FM)
oncert 90, University of South
orida-
kn afternoon devoted to
Beethoven: the man, his time
Lj his music" will begin at 3
[m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Fkw-
\ West Coast Symphony Musk
enter, 706 N. Tamiami Trail,
asota.
| General admission tickets to
public performance are $7
xh and are available by sending
check or money order, made
Lyable to the USF Foundation,
<., for the Karl Haas Concert,
on'g with a stamped, self-ad-
esled envelope. The mailing
tidress is.Haas Concert. WUSF
Karl Haas
Radio, University of South
Florida, Tampa, FL 33620.
Information is available at 974-
2215 in Hillsborough and at 461-
7763 in Pinellas.
Haas' music-lecture program is
broadcast weekdays at 12:30
p.m. on local National Public
Radio member station
WUSF(FM). "Adventures" is
the most popular program on the
non-commercial NPR station.
Haas does his daily work with
a lot of preparation and no script.
He plots most of his dialogue
driving to work.
Haas came to the U.S. in 1936
to join the faculty of the Netzorg
School of Piano, pursuing his
own studies with the famed Artur
Schnable, and at Wayne State
University of Detroit. He is the
recipient of six honorary doctor-
ates in music, fine arts, and hu-
manities, awarded by various
American universities and
colleges.
Over 1,000 Tampa Signatures
Sent To The Soviet Union
Marlene Linick, President of
the Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division, has an-
nounced that the Tampa Jewish
Federation Women's Division
has mailed over 1,000 Tampa sig-
natures on a petition to Yuri An-
dropov, General Secretary,
Soviet Union.
The petition are an effort to
show support of the two and a
half million Jews in Russia and
request that the Soviet Union:
1. "Permit those men, women
and children who for years have
sought to leave the USSR the
Right to Leave, and to be united
with relatives.
2. Cease all harassment of and
pressure on Jews who express the
wish to emigrate and to unite
with their families and their peo-
ple in their national homeland.
3. Free all Jewish Prisoners of
Conscience sent to labor camps,
prisons and exile solely because
of their desire to leave for Israel."
The Women's Division, as a
special project in conjunction
with the December annual ob-
servance of "Women's Plea for
Soviet Jewry," has been coordi-
nating the signatures through
the Jewish and non-Jewish com-
munity.
Chaim Potok Visits USF
Search Committee Formed to
Find New Headmaster of Hillel School
By JUDITH ROSENKRANZ
Dr. Chaim Potok's lecture at
Ihe University of South Florida
Vebruary 14 was a high water
mark for the campus. He goes by
Dr. (PhD in philosophy from the
University of Pennsylvania) not
"abbi (Jewish Theological
ninary ordination) because as
says, "I've never occupied a
pulpit." Potok was, however, a
rhaplain in the front lines of
Korea for 15'/t months.
Potok was brilliant, incisive,
itty and captivating. This
pisiting professor in Philosophy
ht the University of Penn-
sylvania (Philosophy of
Literature) held the overcrowded,
standing room only plus crowd in
\he palm of his hand.
Not even the 40 minute delay
ks extra chairs were brought in
and the microphone was con-
nected (an unforgivable snafu)
Wtered to the faculty, towns-
leople and students once Potok
egan. He was every bit the
rombination of Chassidic family,
fonservative rabbinic training
knd college scholarship that his
books convey.
He considers his subject as
core cultures in confrontation. He
discusses the core of a culture
versus the core of another
culture. Often it is the core of one
culture versus periphery of
another culture or the periphery
versus the core.
Of his writing of the Chassidim
Potok says, "This was my world.
If you write seriously you write
about what you know best, what
you know thoroughly."
He confirmed that My Name Is
Asher Lev was autobiographical.
But said "Asher Lev violated no
Jewish law he violated a moral
and esthetic law" referring to the
young Chassidic artist who
painted a crucifixion. Says
Potok, "In the edifice of things
Jewish, writing stories is in the
basement." He jokingly told the
story of his mother's response to
his announcement he wanted to
write stories. She said, "Be a
brain surgeon and write stories
on the side."
BaK
Burke), Angalo G> Klnajmond
Cartlf ed Public AooountanU
John W. Burke
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Potok looks at his latest novel,
The Book of Lights as "the
deepest, richest and most dif-
ficult" of his books to date And,
yes, he has another book in
process right now.
Of the movie "The Chosen,"
Potok said he was very pleased
with the result. "They intended
to make a movie of the book, not
Hollywoodize it, and this they
did." He said he had prepared the
screen treatment and was on the
set during the filming.
Potok said he felt extremely
flattered that a Methodist stock-
broker from New Orleans (one of
the backers of the film) said that
he wanted to see The Chosen
made into a movie to show that
all kids were not on drugs, dope
or involved with sex and cars.
The stockbroker said the book
was "very American."
The Hillel School of Tampa is
currently looking for a new head-
master. Kay Doughty, Principal
for nine years, has indicated her
desire to retire at the conclusion
of this semester, June 30.
In accordance with that
request, and the desire on the
part of the school to bring in a
headmaster to take on significant
public relations and fund raising
responsibilities, the school has
formed a search committee. The
committee is made up of
leadership individuals in the
community, members of the
Hillel School board, and the
members of the Hillel education
committee.
The committee is Paul Pershee,
Dick Gordimer, Judy Tawil, Ben
Greenbaum, Michael Levine,
Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal, Rabbi
Kenneth Berger, Marilyn Win-
ner. Bill Kalish, Dr. Harry
Kolodner, Elaine Markowitz and
Lorna Michaelson.
In its first two weeks, the
search committee reported that
several very exciting, experien-
ced candidates have applied for
the headmaster position. The
search committee has set a target
date of April 1, to retain a
new headmaster.
Don't Forget the Needy
Foor Bank supplies remain low. There is a continuing need for
your support if the hungry are to be fed. All food products
except pork or shellfish) are welcome. Canned fruits and
vegetables are needed this week. Donations can be left at the
Jewish Community Center or at any synagogue.
Jewish Community Food Bank
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Volume 5
12 ADAR 5743
Number 8
Weinberger's Obsession
Now that the confrontation has died
down between some Israeli tanks and
Charles Johnson, a U.S. Marine stationed
in Beirut, it is high time that the American
Jewish community gathered its courage to
say what it thinks.
And that is that the villain in the whole
affair was Secretary of Defense Caspar
Weinberger.
Many unreasonable things have been
said about Israel on Capitol Hill during the
past few years well preceding the
tensions arising out of the attempt
honestly to implement the conditions of the
Camp David accord of 1979.
Hut most of those who have said them,
dupes though in some cases they may be,
have at least had the courage of their
convictions to express regrets at what they
honestly believed to be an about-face in
Israels moral rectitude and documented
commitments.
Not so with Secretary Weinberger. There
is literally not a thing that Israel can do or
say that will meet with his approval. From
the moment he signed an Agreement of
Understanding that would have made
Israel a more obvious partner with the
United States in the defense of the Middle
East against Soviet incursion, Secretary
Weinberger chafed at the bit to have the
agreement undone.
His opportunity came within 48 hours,
and the agreement has since been
consigned to the trash heap of Reagan
Administration business.
It is Weinberger who has downgraded
Israel's strategic importance to the United
States in the face of the obvious Middle
East realities to the contrary. It is
Weinberger who developed the insidious
concept that there is no relationship
between the government of Prime Minister
Begin and the people of Israel a
masterstroke of diplomacy designed not
only to disenfranchise Prime Minister
Begin, and therefore Israel as an American
ally, but to suggest that until Begin goes,
Israel is nothing but a detriment to peace in
the Middle East.
Though Weinberger signed the
Agreement of Understanding with then-
Secretary of Defense Ariel Sharon, it was
Weinberger who set Capitol Hill buzzing
with the underground commitment to oust
Sharon (and, of course, Begin) before
returning Israel to his "good graces."
The Reagan Administration may by now
know that the Weinberger masterplan for
Israel, its diminution and return to the pre-
1967 borders, will not wash. Perhaps
Sharon is gone as Defense Minister, but he
is not really gone. And, were Mr. Begin to
call for new elections, he would not only not
lose, but win by a wider margin of power
than he holds at this moment.
Still, Secretary Weinberger sits astride
Capitol Hill like a recalcitrant shadow, less
than subtly injecting his venom against
Israel to everyone over whom the shadow
lies like a deathly pall. Though the truth of
the John Wayne acting job of Marine
Johnson is now widely known, that he
confronted the tanks~within Israeli
jurisdiction in Beirut,
word Is. ..
Israel-Phalangist Relations Deteriorating
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA)
Israel's relations with
the Christian Phalangists
in Lebanon have deterio-
rated of late, and Jerusalem
seems to be concentrating
now on increasing the po-
wer and influence of its ally,
Maj. Saad Haddad, leader
of the Christian militia, in
south Lebanon.
Pundits here and abroad are
uncertain whether this is a ploy
to prod President Amin Gemayel,
leader of Phalangist party, to
accept Israel's terms for a with-
drawal and security agreement or
whether it means the Israelis
have given up on the Gemayel
government and are following a
. contingency plan.
THE CONTINGENCY, predi-
cated on the failure of the Israel-
Lebanon US negotiations, now
in their seventh week with little
progress to show, is for Israel to
secure its northern border by
unilaterally establishing a secu-
rity zone in south Lebanon with
the help of Haddad. This plan,
observers say, has been in the
making since the end of last year
and recent events give it some
credibility.
The growing sense of estrange-
ment from the Phalangists.
Israel's ally against the Pales-
tinians and Moslem leftists,
seems to stem from a feeling here
that they could have exerted
more pressure on Gemayel to
conclude an accord with Israel.
The rift with the Planangists
surfaced about three weeks ago
after Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon returned from what he
described as a tough meeting
with the veteran Phalange leader,
Pierre Gemayel, in Beirut. The
elder Gemayel is the father of
Amin and of the late Bashir
Gemayel, Lebanese President-
elect, who was assassinated last
September.
SHARON TOLD the Cabinet
that he had warned Pierre
Gemayel that Amin Gemayel
could hardly be expected to
govern Lebanon if he took his
orders from Syria and Saudi
Arabia. Israel has been charging
publicly that the Syrians and
Saudis were pressuring the Leb-
anese President to resist the kind
of accord Israel demands with
Lebanon.
Sharon's report to his Cabinet
colleagues leaked to the press and
was taken as an insult by the
Phalangist leader. Later the same
week. Pierre Gemayel delivered a
stinging attack on Israel, ac-
cusing Jerusalem of collusion
with Syria to partition Lebanon
into spheres of influence.
positioned behind Syrian lines.
Responding to one minister's
question. Sharon said the Israel
Defense Force would certainly
not intervene in what was "a
matter between the government
of I^banon and the government
of Syria."
The Phalange-run "Radio Free
Lebanon" accused Israel for the
first time of openly aiding the
Dni7.e. "Israeli forces are
preventing our forces from
confronting attacks mounted
against us by Druze Socialists in
Aley." the radio said. Alev, once
a popular mountain resort
astride the main Beirut-Dai
cus highway. The Phalange i
report indicated that the
have overrun the town.
At an l8rael-Lebanon-Ul
meeting at Khalde. Anu
Fatale. head of the Leba
delegation, said his gove.
held the IDF responsiblefo.
was happening in Alev. The ID
holds the Aley area and is i
fore responsible for the
success and the Christian i
from the town, Fatale said.
Readers Write
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
"For the past six years I have
been privileged to work and live
among many of your readers. It
is now time for me to leave. At
the end of February, my family
and I are moving to Boston,
where I will become the Execu-
tive Director of the NCCJ office.
I want to convey to your
readers that my stay in the Bay
Area has meant much to me per-
sonally. Many of them have
worked with me and encouraged
me in my endeavors. They've
sometimes taught me, been pa-
tient with me always, and have
even allowed me to teach them
some things. In a word, I've
matured greatly in the past few
years, and their generous recep-
tivity has contributed largely to
making this possible.
Programmatically, the NCCJ
has sought out ways to en-
courage interfaith cooperation
and understanding. While no sin-
gle effort has been necessarily
significant on its own, the long
series of efforts have paid some
very worthwhile dividends.
We've established an ongoing in-
terfaith program for local clergy
to clarify their thinking on im-
portant religious and social is-
sues, and in recent months we
have successfully begun a truly
Interfaith clergy group, and from
time to time we've been success-
ful in involving laypersons in our
programs too.
I want to point out the impor-
tance of Cecile Essrig, Lawrence
Falk and Bill Saul to NCCJ and
to the whole community. I'm well
aware there are many others
worthy of 'thank you's,' but in
my personal experience, these
three dear people do so much to
enlighten and enliven any and all
of the organizations with which
they are associated that I want to
publicly thank them for being my
mentors
For the most part the publicity j|
inadequate as it appears in
Floridian, either too little
formation or misinformation. 1
Jewish Community Center is
derelict in this regard. As ai
the attendance can be poor asj
was with Galgalim, one of
finest musical productions
senting Israel at its best, i'i
seen here or anywhere. (If Wn
of War kept any Jewish
away from the program, I
Jewish selectivity.!
The Holocaust program at I
University featuring outstandiq
people in the non-Jewish con-l
munity as well as the Jewish i
parts, drew a very small attend-]
ance. Yet this past Monday wi-
ning. Feb. 14, when Chaim Potou
was the guest, the attendance
was overwhelming. Yet
specific directions were given in
the papers as to what room wail
going to be used in the Husinesil
Administration Building. On ar-l
rival, hordes of people found|
themselves taking a maze
turns in the basement area, onlyl
to wind up in an amphitheater]
classroom, totally inadequate i
the numbers who attended. Id,
preparations had been made fot
an overflow, so about 50 had to
stand during and interminable
wait for a microphone. This wu
upsetting to both speaker and the
audience. It threw a damper on
what would have been a highly |
rewarding evening.
I feel there's a great lack in the I
inter-communication and pulling
together on the part of the!
diverse groups who represent theI
community at large. Perhaps**
can start to pull our act together j
for the good of all.
One last example and state-1
ment. In speaking to a friend who
had made a contribution to th
UJA last year, she told me sh
has yet to be called. 1 know
for a fact that goal-reaching hs
not been achieved in Tampa
Once again, that persuades me
that there's lack of communk*
Finally, Tampa has been good tion> ""'** whatever. I fear there
to me. I will never draw com-
parisons in my future associa-
tions. I will simply enjoy what
I've gotten here and strive to
Th ->__n bui'd on it Thank you, the Jew-
thJ ,SffS by "h Co"""""* of Tampa, for
AJSTT^viS^^^ your-part Jl the best sbt '"of
Druze
and
villagers in the Shouf
mountains district ot Lebanon an
area under Israeli occupation.
Sharon reportedly warned Pierre
Gemayel that Israel would with-
draw its forces unilaterally to the
4fl kilometer security zone north
of its border, leaving the Phal
angists and other Christian
factions to fight it out with the
Druze and Moslem militias
unaided by Israel.
my life."
are too many chiefs and no little
Indians in this burgeoning com-
munity. Chiefs make war. In-
dians make peace.
Let me hasten to commend the
Women's Division of the Federa -
tion on the functions I've at
tended and wUl attend under
ROBERT H KITTRirii tneir uP>c* Thy "*'Xfl
ELL The evening chapter of ORT de-
serves a round of applause for the
Art Auction.
So it's not all bed. It just needs
to get better.
V. L. MALEVAN
Tamp*
EDITOR. The Jewish Floridk
I would like to offer a few con-
fKT critici8n I trust
they II be received as their intent
;Lmea"i.tf.be-forthegoodof
SHARON ADDED fuel to the
fire by remarking that President
(iemavel should apply "to his
Syrian friends" to put an end to.
the shelling of Christian easy
Beirut by Druze artillery
'
Jewish Community of
. pa EDITOR'S NOTE. The front
1 want to speak about several Pa8' story in THE JEWISH
ol the functions I've attended ELORlDlANofTampa.Feb.il.
over the course of the past 4'/, /y&? hegan with the following*
years I ve lived in Tampa. Some Paragraph: "The celebrated
nave been held under the thor of five best sellers, (ham
Potoh, will speak at the Vnivtr
sity fij South Florida at H P-m
Monday. Feb T4; Bifhe CollV*
of Business Administration audi-
f^fitthiffrfm-'hwm1--
auspices of th* Jewish Com-
munity Center; some have to do
with the University of South
Division of the Federation efV^W^'f'W'


Fr
iday. February 26,1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
National Conference of Christians and Jews
Hillsborough County Board of Governors
This week marks the 50th
anniversary of National Brother-
hood Week, established in 1933
by the National Conference of
Christians and Jews. The
following material on NCCJ was
prepared by the NGCJ Bay Area
Executive Director, Robert H.
Kittrell who will become NCCJ
Director in Boston March 1. (See
Letters to the Editor.)
The National Conference of
Christians and Jews was born in
response to a dramatic episode of
discrimination. In 1928, the
Democratic presidential can-
didate, Irish-Catholic Al Smith.
was defeated because of his
religious heritage. The hate-
mongers of that day, not the least
of which was the Ku Klux Klan,
convinced many would-be
Democratic voters that his
election would mean the im-
mediate subservience of the
United States to the Pope in
Rome. Others went so far as to
say that Al Smith's election
would result in priests and nuns
practicing celibacy right out in
the open!'
The fears and ignorances of
that election were obvious and
overwhelming. Then Supreme
Court Chief Justice Charles
Evans Hughes, several of his
colleagues, and Dr. Everett
Clinchy met and formed the
NCCJ. Dr. Clinchy served as
Left to right, seated: Mrs. Helen Wilson. Executive Director Robert H. Kittrell, Ms. Paddy K. Moses. Board
Chairman Gordon L Finch, Jr.. Ms Robin C. Krivanek, M. William Saul, Mrs. Cecile W. Essrig. Standing: Burt
S. Haskins, Father Edward Colohan (USAF).-Rev. Richard Bingham, Charles I. Jones. Lawrence L. Falk. Rabbi
Ken Berger, Dr. Daniel Rutenberg. Frank T. Callahan. Not shown: Dr. Richard Cheshire, Stuart S. Golding,
Father Laurence E. Higgins, Rev. A. Leon Lowry. St.. John W. Osterwell. Mrs. Marlene Smith, Rabbi Frank
Sundheim, Ronald L. Weaver, Jack Murray.
sions. They never pretended to be
in agreement in all of their re-
spective beliefs. They did agree
to find points of unification, in
spite of their diversities.
The first trio was composed of
Dr. Everett R. Clinchy, a Pres-
byterian minister, Father John
Elliot Ross of Charlottesville,
Virginia, and Rabbi Morris S.
Lazaron of Baltimore. In the late
20s and early '30s, their ap-
pearances together were both
courageous and novel, and they
were not welcome in all the places
where they ventured. The first
tour covered 38 cities in 21 states.
Dr. Clinchy characterized the
endeavor by calling it "good
sportsmanship in American
intergroup relations." Father
Ross noted that "religious liberty
was made in America, and we
must keep it safe from Old World
jealousies and hates." Rabbi
Lazaron stated that "as rep-
resentative of the mother reli-
gions whose followers have been
here since colonial days, and who
have stood shoulder to shoulder
with our fellow citizens in the
struggles of war and peace, I
deem it a privilege to participate
" > 1-T. ^iuiliiy aeivcu iuj (|(rm ll a pnviltHf ui |iaiuiipoic
NCCJ's first president from 1928 m thjs pilgrimage to ensure and
In l'tr,H __:_:_ >U Amoriran irfpnl of
to 1958.
NCCJ's present structure of
some 80 regional offices in most
of the major population centers in
the U.S. grew spontaneously in
the beginning and in response to
its original program of The
Tolerance Trio. In the beginning.
, funds were donated for a tem of
' one Protestant minister, one
Catholic priest, and one Jewish
rabbi to begin touring the
country. Their purpose was to
espouse the ideas of mutual toler-
ance, acceptance, and respect for
each other's religious persua-
maintain the American ideal of
religious liberty and human
brotherhood."
The value of the Tolerance Trip
Program was focused against the
background of the gathering
momentum in Europe of Hitler
and Naziism, and economic hard
times in the United States. Even
here, many Americans were
voicing sentiments in favor of
Hitler's methods for righting the
ills of society-
In a written statement, the
original Trio stated: "Social
equilibrium has been seriously
disturbed by chaging economic
conditions, which in turn has
resulted in unrest. Historically, a
time of insecurity has always led
to a rise in tensions between
cultural groups. We must face
this complicated problem in an
American way. If hostile, overt
action is to be escaped between
Catholics. Protestants and Jews
in this time of depression.
continued conference among the
group is necessary for the
removal of misunderstandings,
the breakdown of unwarranted
prejudices and the promotion of
cooperation." The Trip Program
simply wanted to demonstrate
appreciation for another person's
point of view, while remaining
loyal to one's own.
As the organization moves into
the "80s, it is beginning to frame
its programmatic interests in
three areas: interfaith, inter-
cultural, interracial. There are
basic questions to be answered in
determining program directions
in each of them. These include:
"Who are the groupings that are
either misunderstood, or who are
at odds with each other for what-
ever reasons?" "How can NCCJ
serve to bring enlightenment to
the larger community, either
about misunderstandings or in
the cause of improving relations
between groups who are at odds
with each other?" And in par-
ticular. NCCJ seeks out those
situations where continuing
separations are destructuve to all
concerned.
Annual Brotherhood Awards
Dinner will be May 10 at the
Surfside Holiday Inn, Clearwater
Beach. NCCJ President is
Jacqueline Wexler.
Mrs. Wexler is the fifth presi-
dent of NCCJ and the first
woman president. She is a former
Roman Catholic nun, former
president of Webster College in
St. Louis, former president of
Hunter College of the City
University of New York, serves
on several corporate boards, is a
trustee of the University of
Pennsylvania and is an advisor to
the director of the National Insti-
tutes of Health.
Tampa Bay honorees for this
year are Frank Callahan from
Hillsborough County and Sister
Margaret Freeman and Dr. Philip
Benjamin of Pinellas County.
Last year's honorees were Dow
Sherwood, Hillsborough County
and Jean Giles Wittner, Pinellas
County.
Take the
Haymakers To
Division Street
The Playmaker's have estab-
lished themselves as first rate
local theater and now they will
take their audiences to Division
Street by Steve Tesich. Perfor-
mances are Friday, Saturday and
Sunday through March 6 at 8
p.m. at the Cuban Club Theatre
in YborCity.
This play is the story of where
the 60's radicals are in the 80's.
The original show opened in Los
Angeles and then moved to
Broadway. It's Division Street in
Chicago and farce is what is ex-
pected.
President of playmakers is
Anne Thai, Executive Director of
Tampa Jewish Social Service.
Mark Hunter is Producer Direc-
tor and Steve Rudolf is Box Of-
fice and Marketing manager.
Members of the board include
Gail Levine and Ben bynn.
For reservations for Division
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p.m. weekdays and noon until
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odds, or who can greatly benefit
from a better mutual under-
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this essential act of "coming
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build the kind of knowledge that
will facilitate even deeper levels
of cooperation.
The Bay Area Chapter of
NCCJ has two separate divisions,
one in Hillsborough and one in
Pinellas counties. Each has its
own board of directors and
programs. The onh/ official
common activity the two
divisions share is the Annual
Brotherhood Awards Dinner. It
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, February 25,^1
Purim!
By RABBI KENNETH R. BERGER
Purim is a wonderful day for young and old
alike. There is no other holiday as unique. It is a
bit like New- Year's Day, Halloween, and Mardi
Gras all wrapped up together.
If one was to inquire which other Jewish
holiday relates to Purim, one might be tempted to
say Simchat Torah because of the merrymaking
characteristic of both. The last suggestion to
come to mind would be the High Holidays. After
all fasting and soul searching seems utterly in-
compatible with groggers and hamentashin. Well,
leave it up to our rabbis to make a fascinating
connection.
As you know, Yom Kippur is also called Yom
Kippurim (the day of many atonements). Hence,
if we take these words apart we have YomK.
Purim. which means a day similar to Purim. Now,
how are these two related? On Purim, we put ori
masks. On Yom Kippur we remove all of our
fronts, facades, and present our true selves before
God. On Purim, we put on masks and pretend we
are someone else. And often these symbolically
represent something more than we are.
There is a story about a man who dovened three
times daily. Well, one day he hit the lottery and
finally after years of poverty bought a new suit, a
new boat, and a lovely home. As he was strolling
about town showing off his new wealth, he
stepped in front of a car and was killed. As he
approached God in heaven he asked "How could
you let me die? After all, I dovened, I kept
Shabbos." God looked at him and said, "Shlomy,
that was you who was run over? I didn't recognize
you."
Yes, we all wear masks. Some masks are
positive, like the ones of Mordecai and Esther,
and others are negative like Hamen and his sons.
If our wealth makes us snobbish, selfish, into
ourselves, then the mask we wear is a negative
one.
If on the other hand, we pretend to be nicer
than we really are, more religious than we really
are, more generous than we really are, then Purim
is teaching us: "That's a fine start." Just try to
live up to the masks you wear.
Charlton Heston once commented that after
spending five years playing Moses in the
production of The Ten Commandments, that the
experience had made him more humble and
compassionate, a bit of a better person. Perhaps
there is truth to Professor Hocking's assertion:
"There is a deep tendency in human nature to
become like that which we imagine ourselves to
be."
Perhaps, then, this is a valuable lesson which
Purim wishes to convey. We need to put on
positive masks. These are the masks of integrity,
of honesty, of generosity, of compassion, of
support for synagogues, and community in-
stitutions. Then, all is left, is for us to live up to
the masks we wear.
With best wishes for a joyous Purim.
J
Rare book dealers from across
the country will gather in Tampa
on March 4-6 for the second
annual Florida Antiquarian Book
Fair. The event, which last year
attracted more than 1,000 collec-
tors and interested spectators,
will be held in Fletcher Lounge of
Plant Hall at the University of
Tampa.
Approximately 35 dealers will
exhibit for sale a wide selection of
collectibles including fine books,
antique maps, engravings,
prints, and autographs.
An exhibition from the Stanley
P. Kimmel Collection will be one
of the featured attractions at this
year's fair. The author's entire
collection of books, porcelains,
painting, etchings, and personal
memorabilia was recently
donated to the University's Merl
Kelce Library. Signed photos,
autographs, and manuscrips
from literary greats such as Carl
Sandburg, Robert Frost, and
other 20th century American
writers are just a few of the many
interesting items included in the
vast collection.
The rare book event, the only
one of its kind in the Southeast,
is co-sponsored by the Florida
Antiquarian Booksellers Associ-
ation and the Friends of Merl
Kelce Library. It will be open to
the public Friday. March 4, from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Saturday from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: and Sunday
from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Admission
$2.50 per day of $5 for all three
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benefit the University library.
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in Israel Bonds to provide "seed capital' for Israel's Mediterranean-
Dead Sea Canal project, which when completed will providt
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imported oil. Col. Spiegel made the presentation while in the Unittd
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campaign.
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February 25.1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
1/ in their 'Super Sunday" finery, the first group of callers
* for (he full day telethon at the office of Thomson McKinnon
s Sunday, Feb. 13. Shown standing from left: Abe Silber,
kmett. 1983 Tampa Jewish Federation Campaign Chairman
\ Field; Ann Rudolph, John Burke, Aida Weissman. Gary Alter
Executive Director. Tampa Jewish Federation; Judy Rothburd, Joel
Karpay. co-chairman Super Sunday; Jeremy Gluckman, Donald
hinsky. and Howard Sinsley. Seated from left: Alice Rosen thai, co-
chairman. Super Sunday; Jerilyn Goldsmith, Lois Older, Celina
Forrester. Lee Tobin and Stephan Segall. president, Tampa Jewish
Social Service.
Everything Was Super: Record $70,500 Set
on tinued from Page 1
ne for acting in the best
I tradition at a time when
ctive commitment to the
| of our fellow Jews every-
is taking on special
be." They called for con-
support to the 1983 Cam-
i that "we may discharge
Iponsibility in a manner
; these crucial times."
er Sunday" workers and
(milii's were treated to a
nd "super sundae" dinner
Jewish Community Center
Evening. Alice Kosenthal,
jrman of Super Sunday
charge of the arrange-
[and added, "The dinner
families really topped off
(exciting day for our com-
Children's
Resource
Service
The Children's Resource
Center is offering the Infant
Stimulation Course for babies,
ages six weeks to one year and
their parents beginning Wednes-
day, March 2.
The course ($25) meets weekly
on Wednesday for six weeks from
1 to 3 p.m. Several courses are
planned. Parents learn how to
enrich their child's development
through fun activities and
discussions.
The class meets at Hills-
borough Community Mental
Health Center, 5707 N. 22nd
Street, Tampa. For more in-
formation, call Lenay Suarez or
Cathy Manuele at the Children's
Resource Center, 238-8495.
A Message From the Chairmen
It is our pleasure to report to the Tampa Jewish Community
that over $70,000 was realized during our "Super Sunday" tele-
phone event on Feb. 13.
We are most appreciative and grateful to our wonderful core
of volunteers who worked diligently throughout the day and to
each of you who answered the call "to life" on behalf of our local,
national and overseas agencies who will benefit from your posi-
tive response.
We encourage everyone who did not respond on Super Sunday
to call the Tampa Jewish Federation of office at 875-1618 to
make their commitment to the 1983 Campaign.
Sincerely,
JOEL KARPAY and ALICE ROSENTHAL
"Super Sunday" Co Chairmen
\ol Ami Scholar in Residence Weekend March 11-13
Congregation Kol Ami
Education Committee will
r. Shaye J.D. Cohen as the
tholar- in- Residence March
the theme for the weekend
| the Truth Many or One?
us Diversity in Judaism
khout the Ages."
|Cohen is the Jack and
Shenkman Associate
sor in Post-Biblical
ktions of Western Civili-
pnd associate professor of
pish Theological Seminary
lenca. Ordained by the
|ry in 1974, he received his
|with distinction from
pia University in 1975. He
Warded master of arts
from both institutions
I'as a BA from Yeshiva
Pity where he majored in
'"' Latin.
f77 ne received a summer
from the National
ent for the Humanities.
fo summers he was a
J of the faculty of the Ins-
{> the Teaching of the
Biblical Foundations of
i Civilization, a Seminary
> funded by the National
nent for the Humanities
<">d 1979. Rabbi Cohen
Vwife' Brenda, live in
[Vernon, New York with
^"gnter, Zahava.
pohen's keynote address
dnng Friday evening
reservations must be made for all
meals which will be provided for a
nominal charge. Babysitting will
be provided during all sessions.
Contact Congregation Kol Ami,
962-6338, for further information.
Kosher Lunch Menu
Kosher lunch menu of the Senior Citizen's Nutrition and
Activity Program is sponsored by the Hillsborough County
Commission and held at the Jewish Community Center. Marilyn
Blakley, site manager, 872-4451. Menu subject to change.
WEEK OF FEB. 28 MARCH 4
Monday Beef Pattie with Gravy, BBQ'd Navy Beans,
Spinach, Pears, Molasses Cookie, Whole Wheat Bread
Tuesday Baked fish with Creole Sauce, Grits, French Style
Green Beans, Fresh Orange or Citrus Sections, Applesauce
Cake, Whole Wheat Bread
Wednesday Cabbage Casserole, Green Peas, Tossed Salad,
Peaches, Italian Bread
Thursday Baked Chicken with Gravy, Bread Dressing,
Mixed Greens, Carrot Salad with Pineapple, Fresh Fruit,
Biscuit
Friday Liver with Onion Gravy, Green Baby Limas, Whipped
Irish Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Old Fashion Carrot Cake, Whole
Wheat Bread
Dr. Shaye J. D. Cohen
services, followed by an Oneg
Shabbat and discussion.
Following Saturday morning
services and a Shabbat luncheon,
there will be a study session
about "Sects and Cults in Jewish
Antiquity."
Shabbat will be concluded with
afternoon and evening services, a
Seudath Shlishit, an open forum
with Dr. Cohen, and Havdallah.
Sunday morning there will be a
brunch and study session about
"Modern Concepts of Judaism."
The public is invited, but
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, Febrmrvai,
Anti-Semitism Top Concern of N.Y. Leaders
NEW YORK. N.Y. A sur-
vey of key New York Jewish
leaders just completed by an in-
dependent communications
consulting agency has disclosed
that "Jewish Education,"
"strengthening Jewish identity"
and "combating anti-Semitism"
are regarded as the key domestic
concerns affecting the North
American Jewish community.
At the same time, "peace in the
Middle East" and a "strong Is-
rael" were listed as the chief mat-
ters the inter-national scene af-
fecting the welfare of Jews.
The survey, which was mailed
to 110 major lay leaders in
Metropolitan New York, was
conducted from October to
December of last year. It in-
cluded 16 multi-part questions
ranging from organizational af-
fliations to children's involve-
ment in Jewish activities.
The survey also revealed that
more than 90 percent of the re-
spondents believed that "con-
cerns and ties with other Jews"
was "extremely important" or
"very important" in defining
what it means to be a Jew. Next
in importance "a way of life" fol-
lowed by "custom and tradi-
tions" and then "religious be-
liefs."
According to Esther Leah Ritz
of Milwaukee, JWB president.
JWB contacted the communica-
tions consultant, "because JWB
deals with so many facets of Jew-
ish life, from Jewish education in
informal settings to problems of
the aging, to leadership training.
We wanted to develop a clearer
profile of the concerns and activi-
ties of some of the major opinion-
molders and decision-makers in
the community. This way JWB's
YOU Intergenerational Project in Full Swing
"Being with my young friend
is a warm and loving experience"
says Miriam Sansweet. a senior
resident at Jewish Towers.
Project YOU (Youth and Older
Understanding) is filling a much
needed service to residents in the
Jewish Towers. Service Club
members at Plant High School
are making friends with seniors
at the Towers in an effort to find
out more about each other and
share experiences. (Service Clubs
are comprised of honor students
who wish to devote some of their
time and energy in community
service). The senior members of
YOU are residents of Jewish
Towers who may have no close
family members, who have little
contact with family members, or
simply, who want the experience
of sharing with a young person.
An effort is made to form recipro-
cal relationships where both
oldsters and youngsters gain
positive rewards of friendship
and commitment.
Co-sponsored by Tampa
Jewish Social Service and Plant
High School, Project YOU was
activated at the beginning of the
school year when two workshops
dealing with Communication
Skills and Aspects of Aging were
presented by the staff of Tampa
Jewish Social Service. Over 50
students attended these
workshops.
Residents who would like to
participate, fill out an application
requesting a student friend. They
list what their interests are and
what they would like to do with
their time together. They are
paired with a student whose
responsibility is to make the
initial contact. An agreement is
made as to how much time they
want to spend with each other
and the relationship begins.
Over the past year some of the
experiences shared between
participants have been special
outings, shopping trips, card
games, learning to sew, sharing
warn .. /.,, # tt i familv a,bums- or iust visiting.
first Meeting of Children of Holocaust Tht,sutTt'ss"fthiM,i,rn'ntPmJ|,t'1
has led to plans for expansion to
other Senior Housing facilities in
the Plant district.
How do the young people feel
about this experience? One
student was heard to say, "I love
my lady she's very special and
I 'm really learning a lot!"
For more information call Dale
Johnson 251-0083.
Survivors to be Held in March
Sunday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
the first organizational meeting
for children of Holocaust surviv-
ors will be held. Throughout the
country groups such as Boston's
"One Generation After" have
been formed where people can
meet and join together for
support, education and remem-
brance of the Holocaust. The
meeting on March 6 represents
the first such group being organ-
ized in the Tampa Bay area.
This first meeting will provide
an overview of what other groups
have been doing throughout the
country and will open discussion
to what this local group would
like to do. People will be attend-
ing from St. Petersburg, Semi-
nole, Clearwater and Tampa.
The meeting on March 6 will be
held at the home of Malina and
National Leadership
Mission To
Washington March 9
The United Jewish Appeal has
invited all $5,000 and over
contributors to participate in a
National Leadership Mission to
Washington on Wednesday,
March 9.
This is the third consecutive
year that leaders from Jewish
communities throughout the
nation will gather for a day-long
insider's view of key policies and
policy makers in government
that influence the quality and
continuity of Jewish life
worldwide.
Highlights of the program
include briefings on issues of
critical concern by top-level rep-
resentatives of the adminis-
tration, the Israeli Embassy,
Congress and veteran foreign
policy observers.
Les Barnett, Chairman of the
1983 Tampa Jewish Federation-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
will be leading a contingent from
Tampa. Anyone interested in
participating is encouraged to
contact the Tampa Jewish
Federation at 875-1618.
Meni Kanner, 8999 St. Andrews
Drive, Seminole (Phone number:
1-392-2385). Anyone interested is
welcome and is requested to call
the above number in advance of
March 6.
Bilirakis Urges Better
Treatment For Soviet Jews
WASHINGTON Congres-
sman Michael Bilirakis (R-
Tarpon Springs) called on the
leaders of the Soviet Union to
comply with international law
and basic human rights in their
treatment of Soviet Jewry.
Bilirakis, one of the first fresh-
man House members to join the
Congressional Conference on
Soviet Jewry, said Soviet restric-
tions on Jews were violations of
the basic rights of all people to
have freedom of choice.
"It's not a question of
Republican versus Democrat or
Conservative versus Liberal. It's
just a simple case of right versus
wrong when our fellow human
beings are not allowed to live
freely with all of their basic
human rights," Bilirakis said at a
reception which called for Soviet
leaders to permit more
emigration by Soviet Jews.
For a brief period, the Soviet
Union had relaxed its emigration
policies toward Soviet Jews,
reaching a peak in 1979 when
51,320 Jews were allowed to leave
the country. Since then, Soviet
attitudes once again have har-
dened. In 1981.9,447 Soviet Jews
were permitted to emigrate and
in 1982 the number shrank to
2,692, the lowest point in nearly a
decade".
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Board of Directors will be cog-
nizant of a broad spectrum of
thinking among Jewish leaders
as it weighs new areas JWB and
the Jewish Community Center
movement may concentrate their
energies and resources."
Mrs. Ritz said. "We received a
good deal of important informa-
tion from this survey as well as
some surprises. For example, we
were pleasantly surprised by the
depth of concern registered for
Jewish identity and Jewish
education."
Many of the respondents des-
cribed their perceptions of the
YM & YWHA and Jewish Com-
munity Center movement, a
prime concers of JWB since it is
the central service agency for
hundreds of Ys and JCCs
throughout North America.
According to one leader who
responded to the questionnaire,
the Y and JCC movement pro-
vides "an organized identity on
the home front a place for
youth and the aged to continue a
Jewish togetherness a central
meeting place, really a way to
build Jewish community and
continuity."
The profile that emerges from
the survey is of a leadership that
is active, alert and concerned in
many major Jewish organiza-
tions including UJA, the Federa-
tion of Jewish Philanthropies, the
Council of Jewish Federations,
the Joint Distribution Committee
and HI AS.
It is a leadership whose prin-
cipal motivations for participat-
ing in Jewish affairs an
ism" and "following familv I
tns;" a leadership who*
cerns are for helping Zl
home and abroad but whose J
personal sphere of intereMl
philanthropic not political
predominantly religious
deeply occupied with values t
have their source in Jewish |
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The respondents revealed*
their major sources of in*
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from the Jewish Teles
Agency and the Jewish W,
New York.
One of the questions in the,
vey dealt with Jews in
Diaspora. The most imt
concern, the leaders felt, wi
help Jews in "unfriendly fa
countries" such as the
Union.
JWB is the network of;
central service agency forJe^
Community Centers, YM
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At the same time. JWBi
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Friday, February 25. 1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
Warning About Terrorism
Loss of Jewish Identity Greater Threat
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON -
|JTA) Yehoshofat Har-
kabi, one of Israel's leading
experts on Palestinian ter-
)rism, has warned that the
jss of identification among
lews is a greater threat to
vorld Jewry and Israel
lan terrorism.
"Terrorism is not a major
Iroblem for Israel," Harkabi, a
lebrew University professor,
aid in a discussion on interne-
onal terrorism in the final day of
[he four-day biennial meeting of
Board of Governors of the
/orld Jewish Congress. "You
mot destroy a state by terror-
BUT HARKABI warned that
here is a problem in maintaining
[Jewish education. He said where
Ince identification was cemented
ly religion, it is now baaed on
(upport of Israel. But he added
where Israel had been a "source Perez of the State Department's
of pride to Jews around the Office for Combatting Terrorism
worid, it is now "embarrassing agreed that terrorist attacks
against Israel and Jews will rise
them.'
Harkabi said now was the time
to seek a settlement with the
moderate Arab countries. He said
if this does not occur, the radical
Arab states which realize they
cannot destroy Israel will now
again as a result of the Palestine
Liberation Organization's defeat
in Lebanon. They both said the
recent attacks against Jews and
Jewish institutions in Europe
were not done by the PLO but
turn their attention to seeking to Pale8tirn splinter groups.
radicalize the moderate Arab
states. He said they believe that
if this can be accomplished they
will have a united Arab world
against Israel.
It is better to make a realistic
"compromise" now than "wait
for the showdown in the future,"
Harkabi said.
BUT HARKABI and Frank
In introducing the discussion,
Kalman Sultanik. a WJC vice
president, said that anti-
Semitism is not a "passing
phase." He said no country lacks
anti-Semitism no matter the size
of its Jewish population nor the
make up of its political and
economic structure.
He said it is in the democratic
countries where anti-Semitism is
most seriously manifested be-
cause "any statements of demo-
cratic governments that criticize
Israel play in the hands of anti-
Semitism."
IN A discussion of anti-
Semitism, Dr. Stephen Roth, di-
rector of the London-based Insti-
tute of Jewish Affairs, said that
"after the events of the past nine
months, we have a right to be
alarmed but not alarmists."
He said that according to
figures computed by the Insti-
tute, which is operated by the
WJC, there was a record 104 ter-
rorist attacks against Jews in
1982, half of them in West Euro-
pe. He said 25 persons were
killed, and 400 were wounded. In
more than 75 percent of the cases,
the terrorist acts were committed
by Palestinian Terrorists occa-
sionally helped by local gangs,
Roth said.
ORT Federation Elects
Gray New President
NEW YORK Alvin L. Gray,
of Cleveland, was elected presi-
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Long active in ORT and other
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Speaking to the 500 delegates
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throughout the United States at-
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on computer training and com-
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U.S. at the Bramson ORT Tech-
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. February 25, \t
Congregations/Organizations Events
*
CONGREGATION
RODEPH SHOLOM
AdnH Education
As part of a continuing series
of Adult Education Rabbi Ken-
neth Berger has started a five-
part series on "Introduction to
Reconstructionist Judaism."
In the course of study the fol-
lowing subjects will be discussed:
What ia Judaism? The God
Concept; Equal Rights far
Women; Womb Rabbis. Yea or
No; Messiah Concept fa Recoa-
structtonist Judaism.
The lectures take place at the
Synagogue at 10 a.m. each Sun-
day, concluding on March. 5.
Sisterhood
Purim Dinner
A Purim family dinner will be
held at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom tomorrow evening at
6:30 p.m. before the Megillah is
read. Dinner is being prepared by
Sisterhood and served by
members of USY. The Men's
Club is supplying the groggers.
The charge is 85 ($2.50 for
children six and under) with a
family special of $15 for parents
and two children. Call Lynn
Greenberg before Shabbat to
make your reservation (and don't
forget to come in costume!).
SCHAARAI ZEDEK
Purim Carnival
SchZFTY. Schaarai Zedek's
Obituaries
NINO
i
Amelia, Brening, s. died i Thursday,
February 10. She was born In Roumanla
and had lived In Tampa almost *0 yeen
She waa a member of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. lira. Brening la sur-
vived by a daughter. Rhode Jenktna.
Tampa; two aona. Barry Brening.
Venezuela and Ray Brening, Tampa: a
later. Tonl HerevlU. Miami, and
brother. Herman Marks, Homestead;
nine grandchildren and 13 great-grand
children. Graveside funeral services at
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Cemetery
were conducted Friday, February 11, by
Rahbl Kenneth Berger and Cantor Wil-
liam Hauben.
Youth Group is sponsoring its
annual Purim Carnival on Sun-
day, Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. follow-
ing Sunday school. The entire
Congregation is invited to attend
a fun-filled afternoon. SchZFTY-
ites will man booths, supervise
games, sell lunch and baked
goods and sell raffle tickets. This
is a great opportunity to celebra-
te Purim with family and friends.
Outreach
The Outreach Committee of
Congregation Schaarai Zedek is
presenting a panel discussion,
"When My Child Intermarried:
How I Felt Then How I Feel
Now" Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.
at the Temple. Panel participants
are Use Juergenaen, Audrey
Haubenstock, Sandra Solomon
and Irvin Packet. Moderator for
the evening is Rabbi Frank
Sundheim.
The issue of intermarriage is an
important one and many feelings
related to it will be discussed.
Some questions to be discussed
are: Was a Jewish wedding im-
portant to me? Why? Did-do I
feel like a failure? How important
are Jewish grandchildren to me?
How did I relate to the other
family then? Now? How impor-
tant was conversion of the non-
Jewish partner to me?
The Outreach Committee en-
courages all Temple Members to
attend this important program.
Sisterhood
Spring Fling
A Fashion Show featuring
ladies and children's fashions will
be the special treat awaiting at-
tendees, March 7, at the Schaarai
Zedek Sisterhood Spring Fling.
The show and luncheon will be in
the Temple Social Hall from
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A gourmet lunch is being pre-
pared by the March Circle and
members of the Spring Fling
committee. With all models
either Sisterhood members or
children of Sisterhood members
and the clothes coming from
Banker's Note and Peppermint
Soup, a beautiful spring day is
forecast.
Reservations should be made
with the Schaarai Zedek office
Community Calendar
Friday, February 25
(Candlelightinp, time 6:08) ORT (Bay Horizons) Garage Sole 9-
1 Late Night Service at Congregation Kol Ami 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 26
Hillel School Shabbat at Congregation Schaarai Zedek 10 a.m.
* Congregation Rodeph Sholom Purim Family Dinner 6:30 p.m.
* Congregation Kol Ami Megillah Reading 7 p.m. Jewish
Towers Birthday Social 8 p. m.
Sunday, February 27
Paries Tune in "The Jewish Sound 88.5FM 9-11 a.m.
Jewish War Veterans General Meeting -9:30a.m. Jewish War
Veterans and Auxiliary Meeting 10 a.m. Brandon Jewish
Chavurah Purim Party 1 p.m. Congregation Kol Ami Purim
Carnival 7 p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Purim Carnival
* Congregation Rodeph Sholom Purim Carnival Hillel School
Purim Seudah at Congregation Rodeph Sholom 6 p.m.
Monday, February 21
Hillel School Purim Program Grade 8 10a.m.
Tuesday, March 1
ORT (Boy Horizons) Board Meeting 10 a.m. Congregation
Schaarai Zedek Lunch with Rabbi noon B'nai B'nth Hiliel-USf.
Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT (Tampa) Board Meeting 7:30
p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Board 7:30
p.m. Jewish Towers Games 7:30 p.m. Hadassah-Amee-
Board 8 p.m. Hadossah-Shalom Brandon Board 8 p.m.
Wednetday, March 2
Congregation Kol Ami Sisterhood Board 7:45 p.m.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Full Board Meeting 8p.m.
Thursday, March 3
JCC Food Co-op- 10 a.m. 12:15p.m.
Friday, March 4
(Candlehghting time 6:12) Ameet Hadassah Bazaar t
support cancer research VFW Hall 304 W. Waters 9 to 5
Hillel School Family Shabbaton through 3-6-83.
(876-2377) no later than Monday,
March. 3. Tables of eight may be
reserved.
Tennis, Anyone?
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Sisterhood will have its annual
tennis round robin and supper on
Sunday, March 20. Any
tennis player is welcome to sign
up, a partner is not necessary.
All play will be at the Cal
Dixon courts on Watrous, the
Grady courts. Warm up begins at
1:30 with play beginning at 2
p.m. Dinner will follow at the
Temple at 6 p.m. Non-tennis
players are welcome to join the
fun by just attending the dinner.
Dinner alone is 86. Tennis and
dinner is 815.
There will be "A" and "B" Di-
visions and applications are
available now at the Schaarai
Zedek office. Carol Osiason and
Mary Sue Rotbenberg are the
"tournament directors." Novice
players are more than welcome!
CONGREGATION
KOL AMI
Festive activities will be taking
place at Congregation Kol Ami,
in observance of Purim.
On Saturday evening, Feb. 26,
services will be held at 7 p.m. at
which time the Congregation will
participate in the reading of
Megillah complete with music
and skits.
The following morning, Sun-
day, Feb. 27, services will be held
at 10 a.m. followed by a Purim
Carnival. There will be many
booths, a Moon Walk, costumes,
parades, food, hot-dogs, Haman-
taschen plus other goodies.
Jewish Singles
Kol Ami Singles will have a
"Purim Party" on Sunday, Feb.
27 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Kol
Ami. Admission is $3, there will
be a cash bar SI drinks.
(Munchies will be served) All
Jewish singles ages 20's-40's are
invited to attend.
HADASSAH
Ameet Chapter-North Tampa
The Ameet Chapter of Hadas-
sah, North Tampa will hold a
bazaar in support of cancer
research on Friday, March 4, at
the VFW Hall Post 424, 304 W.
Waters (next to Cooks) from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Merchandise for
sale includes baby items,
clothing, furniture, bric-a-brac,
books, citrus and baked goods. A
food plate will be served all day.
If you would like to donate mer-
chandise please call Ruth Cantor
at 963-1135. Pick-up is available
upon request.
JEWISH COMMUNITY
CENTER
Traveling in Israel
The American Jewish Con-
gress will present a free audio
visual presentation on Wednes-
day, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Claire
Mitchell, Florida Tour Consul-
tant, will make a presentation on
traveling in Israel and other
foreign countries.
Mitchell will provide informa-
tion on different options to take
when planning a trip, whether it
is a singles mission, couples or a
senior tour. This presentation has
been given throughout the state
and is free of charge.
II
i For Your Feet
"Oh, my aching feet! can mean
more than just that. Foot reflex -
ologists (foot accupressurists)
say that relieving strain in feet
can have positive effects on other
parts of the body," says Donna
Davis, Director of the Senior
Center Program at the Jewish
Community Center.
To find out more about this
fascinating practice, the public is
invited to a program on "Foot
Reflexology" on Friday, March 4
at 10:45 a.m. at the JCC.
Ms. Frida Ham will talk and
demonstrate.
There is no charge to senior
adults (age 60+), though dona-
tions are always welcome; non-
seniors may pay a 82 fee (non-
members) or 81 fee (JCC
members). The Senior Program is
sponsored in part by a grant from
the Older American Act, through
Florida's HRS and Manahill
Area Agency on Aging.
Senior Travellers
to St. Augustine
Invite Others
"Living in Florida, everyone
wants to see St. Augustine, our
oldest city," says Donna Davis,
Director of Senior Center
Program through the Jewish
Community Center. "That's why
we are offering this trip: so many
people are requesting it."
The JCC's Senior Travel I
welcomes anyone age 55 or be
to join them in a three dayld
night tour to St. Augustine^
includes walking, carriage Zl
shopping tours of the city; ("
theatre; enroute stops at
National Forest; deluxe esco
tour coach; all breakfasts
hotel accommodations. Toun
sponsor is "Travels
Jeanne."
e,ThenS!tOUrp~:kaePrJ
8114-double room occupant id
Travel Club Members and 111
for others. Trip dates: Manal
24 (Tuesday Thursday)
Registration deadlines
deposit and for final payo**]
may be obtained by calling t '
Jewish Community Center, 8
4451. Tour group size is P
so early registration m
mended.
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
"And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brothtr,
for splendour and for beauty"
(Exod.18.21
TETZAVEH
TETZAVEH Moses was told: "Thou shah command tat
children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten
for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. In the tent of
meeting, without the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron
and his sons shall set it in order, to burn from evening to
morning before the Lord." For Aaron and his sons were to serve
as priests to God. The priestly garments are described in great
detail, as well as the various offerings that the priests were to
bring on the day of their anointment. This portion concludes
with the laws relating to the offering of incense on the altar.
(The rtcountine, ot the weekly Perttee of the Lew Is tree tee and mm
upon "The Oraphic Hittery el the Jewish Herlteoa," edited by P. WoMma-
Ttamir, sis, published by Swswssld. The volume Is available at 7S Masks
Lane, New York, N.Y. leM. Joseph Schlsng l< president ef the socitty dis-
tributing the volume)
A REMINDER
Bar-Bat Mitzvah, wedding and engagement farms are
available at all of the synagogues or may be picked up at the
"Jewish Floridian" office. All forms must be completed and
returned to our offices no later than two full weeks before it is to
appear.
JEWISH COMMUNITY PHONE DIRECTORY
B'nai B nth 8764711 J
Jewish Community Center 872-4451 I
Jewish Floridian of Tampa 872-4470 1
Jewish National Fund 8769327
State of Israel Bonds 879-8850
Tampa Jewish Federation 875-1618 1
Tampa Jewish Social Service 251-0083
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation, Inc. 253-3569 1
Schools
Hillel School (Grades 1-8) 839-7047
JCC Pre School and Kindergarten Seniors Jewish Towers 872-4451
870-1830
Mary Walker Apartments 9858809
Kosher Lunch Program at JCC 872-4451
Seniors' Project 872-4451
Religious Directory
TEMPLE DAVID
2001 Swann Avenue e 251-4215 e Rabbi Samuel Mallinger
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9a.m. Daily morning and
evening minyan, 7:30 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
CONGREGATION KOL AMI Conservative
3919 Moran Road 962-6338 Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM rsas.aal.a
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 e Rabbi Kenneth Berger,
Hazzan William Hauben e Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday.
10a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15.
CONGREGATION SCHAARAI ZEDEK Reform
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 e Rabbi Frank Sundheim
Services: Friday, 8 p.m; Saturday, 9a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE
{g**j" Center. University of South Florida UC217,
Box 2463 Tampa 33620 (College Park Apts.) 971-6768 or 985-
7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivlrin Friday, 7 p.m Shabbat Dinner
and Servicea. Saturday Service 10:30 a.m. Monday Hebrew
Class 8 p.m.
B'NAI BRITH HILLEL FOUNDATION
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida Rabbi
Jeffrey Foust 5014 Patricia Court 172 (Village Square Apts)
' 988-7076 or 988-1234 wine and cheesehour 5-6 p.m- *
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Lay. February 25,1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
Costa RicaWhere 3,000 Jews Thitfve
jy KIM MULLER-THYM
mnght Baltimore Jewiah Time*
Upnnt by Special Arrangement
our minibus charges
kieh crowded streets of San
t Costa Rica's capital, our
fer honks at slowpoke vehicles
pedestrians who line the
ets waiting for public trans-
ation. Dusk is descending on
city. People in our little bus
, a panic. It's Friday, and we
|koo late to return to the hotel
lhange into more appropriate
thing and make it back in time
Shabat services.
|we can't possibly go to
tices like this. This is a shut
Ire men and women sit
irately to wear pants
Ud be an insult."
[But we have no time. And
lr are expecting us. What an
bit that would be, if we didn't
VCK AND forth, The ex-
heats up. Then several
tks ahead, the brilliant
ned glass Star of David
ns, welcoming Jews to ser-
The decision is made: we
the bus at the entrance and
l in our best dressed emissary
xplain the situation. A syna-
je elder soon returns and
piously invites us to join serv-
i we traipse, self consciously.
de the somewhat plain, two-
stucco building, we are
prised to find a warm, wooden
with a lovely, hand-
fed bima at its center, a
ting silver candelabra at each
lcorners.
irom upstairs we watch the
regal ion pour in, filling all
ats. About 60 or 70 men sit
_.ds the front of the sane-
y, most wearing suits, a few
teleisim, and all with yar-
...es. More than 200 teen-agers
1 in the central portion, the
Is on one side and the girl on
|other.
JEY ARE dressed casually
signer jeans and polo shirts,
natically putting us more at
about our own apparel. We
old this is a special teenage
Young and Old are Close-Knit:
Dating Problem a Concern
KIM MULLER-THYM herewith reports on
a familiarization tour she has just taken to
Costa Rica. Why? Because, she says,
Israel and Costa Rica are fast becoming
friends. It was Costa Rica President Luis
Alberto Monge who decided to move his
government's embassy back from Tel
Aviv to Jerusalem. Then, Israel gave
Costa Rica $7 million and a promise to
encourage American Jews to visitithere.
This, says Muller-Thym, is a first step
toward introducing Americans to Israel's
sunny new friend.
service that takes place every
other Friday evening, and we are
invited downstairs to feel more a
part of the family atmosphere.
Leading the services is a young
man of Bar Mitzvah age who
chants all the prayers in Hebrew.
The congregation follows the
services closely. The young peo-
ple sing out exuberantly, filling
the large space with their joy.
Their enthusiasm is due in
large part to an Israeli teacher,
who seems to be orchestrating
the services from the boys'
section. He is one of the most
popular instructors at Weizman
Institute, where 98 percent of the
Jewish children study through
twelfth grade. Apparently he
exudes such love of Judaism that
the students in return love him
and Judaism.
THE CONGREGATION has
no rabbi at present. "We are a
synagogue of 2,000 rabbis,"
quipped one member. About 60
members, most of them under 20,
are qualified to lead services. The
community performs no divorces
and no conversions (these are
said to be done in Israel, accord-
ing to Orthodox law) and the
same elderly spiritual leader per-
forms all the marriages.
However, the congregation does
boast a shochet and a mikvah.
After services, we are invited
for an Oneg Shabat. Two long
tables are set up with white table
i cloths and plates of homemade
cakes and cookies and bottles of
fruit juice and Manischewitz
wine. No one touches a thing
until the blessing is complete.
Then hundreds of little hands
scramble for the country. What
they can't consume, the children
entrust to amused parents,
standing, along the wall.
Laughter and conversation
abound.
THIS IS the heart of Costa
Rica's Jewish community,
consisting of 3,000 people, or 400
families. It is a group that thrives
economically and politically and,
at the same time, is fiercely de-
termined to maintain its own reli-
gious traditions and social
cohesiveness.
Both younger and older gener-
ations are very close-knit. As a
teenager at the Oneg Shabat re-
marks, "Everybody knows
everybody. Everybody knows
where you're going and what
you're doing. There are few
secrets." She speaks near perfect
English with an American ac-
cent, thanks to several vacations
in the States.
One problem with such a close
network of friends, she says, is
that later they have little interest
in dating one another. Many go
out of the country to South
America, Panama and Israel to
find mates. Panama, with a large
Jewish community, is trying
hard to unite its youth, while
Jews in other Central American
countries have become almost
totally assimiliated.
DESPITE THIS inconven-
ience of finding mates elsewhere,
the community has little trouble
with intermarriage maybe one
a year at most, and even those
i couples tend to raise their off-
spring as Jews.
Only about ten percent of the
community keep kosher, mostly
young couples. Not everyone
goes to synagogues. Yet Jewish
Continued on Page 12
IDF Spokesman Kimche Declares
Israel Welcomes Deployment of Lebanese Troops
By HUGH ORGEL
I'LL AVIV (JTA) A
lior Israeli official said
it Israel welcomes the
Jyment of the Leba-
army in the greater
ut area where an Israeli
|trol rammed through a
Nblock manned by
P>anese regulars last
ek.
hvid Kimche, Director
eral of the Foreign Ministry,
down that incident in
wks during a half-hour
W of the Israel-Lebanon-
negotiations held in
nya Kimche, who heads the
efi negotiating team, said
army patrols in the area
not aimed against the
P*nese army but were
wsary to combat Palestine
eration Organization elements
ch have reinfiltrated the
on.
ROADBLOCK incident
url only hours after the
*se army took control of
"an east Beirut, previously
1 by the private militia of
iristian Phalangist party.
P Israel army spokesman
* that "the Lebanese army
a roadblock near Monte
east of Beirut, and at-
' to prevent an IDF patrol
Passing through." He said
the patrol, commanded by a full
colonel, "burst through the road-
block and continued on its way
eastward. There was no exchange
of fire."
The spokesman stressed that
the IDF had no intention of
discontinuing the patrols in the
area which he described as "a
routine part of the ongoing
security activities in the region."
Observers have expressed
surprise that a "routine" patrol
would be commanded by an
officer of the rank of colonel.
THEY SUGGESTED that the
incident was a "probing action"
by Israel to test the response of
locally deployed forces. The
confrontation between an Israeli
tank squad, commanded by a Lt
Col. and an American marine
captain, recently in south Beirut
was part of the same pattern,
they said.
During the brief negotiating
session at Netanya the subject
was raised of the expansion of the
area in south Lebanon controlled
by Israel's principal ally, Maj.
Saad Haddad. The Israeli
delegation stressed that H ad-
dad's movements were not in-
tended to exert pressure on the
I^ebanese negotiators.
Haddad's Israel-equipped
militia, known as the Christian
Free Lebanon Forces, now oc-
cupes most of south Lebanon
from the Israel border to the
Litani River. Haddad expressed
surprise over the furors created
by the entry of his forces into
Sidon, Lebanon's fourth largest
city, and other towns in the
region in recent days. "We have
always had a presence in Sidon,"
he said.
HADDAD'S MILITIA staged
a military parade through Sidon
and followed it with a parade
through the town of Nabatiya
where he received a lukewarm
welcome. He also sent his forces
marching through Jib Jinnin
village. Haddad said he plans to
establish a large military base in
Nabatiya. He insisted he does not
intend to interfere in local affairs
which are the responsibility of
the central government in Beirut.
His aim, Haddad said, was to
ensure that PLO fighters do not
return to south Lebanon.
Meanwhile, the negotiators in
Netanya broke up into various
subcommittees. One is a military
subcommittee which hopes to
solve the Haddad issue peace-
fully, Israeli delegation sources
said.




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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, February!
Sunny Costa Rica
Where 3,000 Jews Appear To Be Thriving Today
Continued from Page 2
values are instilled deeply enough
for intermarriage and assimila-
tion not to be major problems
at least not yet. The community,
encircled socially and
geographically in one area of San
Jose, is admittedly tight and
closed.
Ninety-nine percent of Costa
Rica's Jews are Ashkenazim. The
Sephardim and Dutch Jews who
came at the turn of the century
from Aruba, Curacao and Spain
have become so assimilated that
they no longer see themselves as
Jews. In the 1920s, about 30 to 40
Jews came from Poland, most of
them from the two small towns of
Jelskov and Kosnitz, while a few
came from Warsaw and Turkey.
THEY HAD no idea wheu-
Costa Rica was; they simply
ended up there on their journeys
west because it was easy to enter
without a visa and because it was
cheap to live. They came not
speaking a word of Spanish and
with no money but they knew
each other and supported each
other. Many became peddlers and
established the credit system in
Costa Rica. Once established,
they sent to their families.
They settled in San Jose,
where they made a cemetery and
set up kashrut facilities; they
export kosher beef. In 1936 they
established the Zionist Israel
Center (Centro Israelita Sicuista)
which acts essentially as a
national Jewish federation,
coordinating all social services,
fundraising and education for the
community.
The third wave of Jewish
immigrants came in 1946 and
1947. These World War II
survivors swelled the Jewish
community. Today they consti-
tute the majority. The commu-
nity can now boast many active
groups.
THEY INCLUDE the Zionist
Israel Center, which is now affi-
liated with the Federation of
Central American Jewish com-
munities and the World Jewish
Congress; a central Zionist B'nai
B'rith lodge and unit, a Zionist
youth movement (Hancar Haz-
ioni) and a women's welfare orga-
nization (Sociedad de Damas Is-
raelites de Beneficencia).
A Jewish periodical in Spanish,
Baderej, established with the
help of the Federation of Central
American Jewish Communities,
was published and circulated for
several years; it may be regener-
ated in the near future.
The Jewish community has
flourished in Costa Rica's en-
lightened society, which knows
little discrimination. "I didn't
even know what discrimination
was until I went to the States,"
said Manuel Rodriguez, who
went to military school in Flor-
ida.
A Catholic, he grew up in a
Jewish neighborhood, where
most of his friends are Jews,
"only here we don't rail them
Jews. We call them Polish, just
as we identify all people by their
place of origin." When the Polish
Pope was elected, Costa Ricans
were really confused.
MANUEL RODRIGUEZ, a
self-employed businessman and
former amateur tennis champion
of Costa Rica, says he fully sup-
ports his country's recently
intensified friendship with Israel.
It's a bond "that makes sense,
because we have so much in
common," he says, "We. are
both little, democratic countries
caught in the middle of much
bigger, stronger countries. The
difference is that Israel defends
herself and we don't. That's why
we need friends like Israel and
the United States "
Israel has also promised to
consider buying coffee, depend-
ing on the taste, price And cost of
shipping. Israel is also increasing
its number of scholarships for
Costa Ricans to study in Israel.
Costa Rica is the only western-
style parliamentary democracy in
Latin America; if for no other
reason, Turgeman, implies, it
deserves the friendship and
support of Israeli and American
Jews.
As Zelda Bloom, a member of
our delegation and director of
B'nai B'rith's national tour
Department, put it, "Jewish
organizations have often stopped
tours to countries unfriendly to
Israel. That's all the more reason
why we should support with
tourism dollars those countries
friendly to Israel.
TO REINFORCE this friend-
ship, President Luis Alberto
Monge moved the Costa Rican
embassy from Tel Aviv back to
Jerusalem only two days after
being elected. (His predecessor
had moved it to Tel Aviv.)
President Monge told his cabinet
they could dispute anything in
his administration but this. He
was supported unanimously.
Monge had been the Costa
Rican Ambassador to Israel from
1963 to 1964. As such, he had
resided in Jerusalem. Also, his
second wife, Doris Yankelewitz,
is Jewish and their daughter,
Lena, 16, has been brought up a
Jew; all of which doesn't raise an
eyebrow in egalitarian Costa
Rica.
But there are other reasons,
more subtle, more hidden, for
making a "Jewish Connection"
with this little country.
ONE REASON, not officially
espoused, but suggested by Dr.
Bernie Rubinstein, a guest at the
presidential reception, is the
highly flammable political situa-
tion in Central America.
"What if the political situation
in Central America gets out of
hand," Dr. Rubinstein worries.
"What would happen if Nica-
ragua, breathing down our necks,
and El Salvador ready to explode
any day, it is hard to tell what
will happen to our country. If
terrorists or revolutionaries ever
took over, we would be the first
to get it. We would become what
do you call it scarjeGrrotra
"Nicaragua is by far our
biggest threat. With their politi-
cal brainwashing, they send
propaganda over the radio into
northern Costa Rica all the time
and the peasants listen. Nica-
ragua gets all its military advice
and arms, and even its teachers
and textbooks from Cuba. This
could have a dangerous influence
in our country, especially now,
when the economy is suffering
. We definitely need all the
friends we can sret."
Another reason for nurturing a
Jewish connection even less
talked about because of its
negative implications comes
from Harry Wohlstein formerly
national chairman of the Security
Department, and today a private
attorney. "We have to be careful
as Jews," he says. "We have a lot
of affluence and a lot of influence
in the government which could
easily be resented."
Wohlstein is wary of having
too many Jews in office at once.
Indeed, when he was asked to
head Security, he declined at
first, because a fellow Jew had
already accepted the prominent
position as health minister.
"POLITICS ARE a new ex
perience lor us. We only got our
first major political appointment
less than ten years ago," he says,
adding that since then quite a few
Jews have served in office as
finance minister, vice minister of
finance, coordinator of higher
education, as well as ministers of
country's security and health
and today, they wield con-
siderable weight in the country's
upper echelons.
Complicating the Jewish
image, several Jews have
recently become involved in
illegal activities, such as tax
evasion, fraud, and briberies, all
of which have been covered by
the newspapers. Wohlstein says
that "at least six Jews have been
indicted for using their political
influence to gain grants. New
money is supplanting our morals.
And these incidents are giving a
bad name to our community."
At the same time the Jewish
community has received several
bomb and kidnapping threats.
THE THREATS have come to
nothing and were probably in-
spired by a handful of PLO
students at the University who
was angered by Israel's invasion
of Beirut. Although the threats
are probably empty, guards now
stand duty around the clock at
the synagogues and the Hebrew
school, and an underlying sense
of uneasiness pervades the com-
munity.
Also, Jews have not been
totally free of problems in the
past. Traditionally the country
has been a little wary of new-
comers an attitude that af-
fected Jewish settlement. In
1937, the Refugee Economic
Corporation bought land with the
idea of making a settlement for
central European Jews. The
government decided it was illegal
for a foreign country to buy land
for settlement purposes.
In 1941, legislation was in-
troduced to nationalize all foreign
businesses, which could have
destroyed all Jewish enterprise
and the community as well. The
law luckily, was never enforced.
Three years later, another unsuc-
cessful attempt was made to ban
peddling, which would have hurt
the economic security of many
.lews
AFTER WORLD War II with
the influx of Kuropean Jews, the
Costa Rican government un-
derwent a revolution that led to
an investigation of the status of
all Jews in Costa Rica. As a
result, all visas issued to Jews
prior to the revolution were
cancelled. Again nothing came of
the legislation. In 1952 the Junta
demanded a law restricting all
businesses to native Costa
Ricans, an anti-Semitic campaign
that put Jewish homes and insti-
tutions in jeopardy.
With the 1953 decuJ
rigueres, however^
country's most 1
presidents, the situaUo,!
began to improve. Si
there have been no
incidents at least
recent bomb threats
are the handiwork ,
radicals. The atmosnh
wise in Costa Rica ',
hospitable towards Jewsl
THE COUNTRY ,
want little else than to,
the, ideals espoused in its
anthem: "Vivan *,,
trabajo y la paz!" Long I
and peace!
In general. Jews havei
in Costa Rica. They
express themselves
and politically. They i
enough to wear Euro,,
and designer jeans and i
children to Israel and tb
States. They live in
where people are easy-
relaxed in their attitod
where freedom of
expression are pro...
costs. It is little wonder!
young Jews who venture]
Israel and the United!
return to live in Costa Ria
All Publication Kighttl
Costa Rica Embassy Move Wasl
Of 'Historical Importance'
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
(JTA) Costa Rican
President Luis Alberto
Monge has told a group of
American Jewish leaders
here that his decision to
transfer Costa Rica's
embassy from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem was one of
"tremendous historical
importance."'
The President told the group of
more than 100 who were here
Jan. 23-30 on a "mission of
appreciation" for the transfer
that the diplomatic move, taken
last year, supports "the
sovereign right of Israel, like all
other nations, to determine its
own capital."
THE WEEK-long mission
grew out of an initiative taken by
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith and was sponsored
by five U.S. Jewish organi-
zations.
Addressing the Jewish leaders
at a dinner last week, Monge said
he was gratified that Costa
Kican Israeli ties are deepening
and added that the two nations
share an adherence to "many
human values
preserving world
improving conditions
human race."
Since 1948, the Co
leader went on. Israel has)
"a formidable example
entire world of technical,!
progress, economic
and spiritual greatr
added: "I love, re
admire the people of
Jewish communities th
the world."
Others at the dinner i
held at San Jose's Ci
included Israeli Arab
David Tourgeman. Cost
government official:
members of the nation's |
community.
RABBI MORTON
director of ADL's La
can Affairs department, i
of the leaders of the
along with David Bl
former international presij
B'nai B'rith, told Mori
group had come to
"primarily to express
preciation to you. your
ment and the people of]
Rica for your support of I'
of Israel."
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