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^Jemsti Flcric/ian
Of Tampa
Volume 9 Number 14
Tampa. Florida Friday, July 10, 1987
Price 35 Cents
July 1st
Federation Board
Adopts Record Budget
TRIAL RESUMES: Israel's state Prosecutor
Yonah Blattman (right) talks to John Demjan-
juk 's Defense attorney Mark 0 'Connor during
Demjanjuk's trial which resumed last week
after a recess of more than one month. The
defendant, a retired Ohio autoworker accused
AP/Wide World Photo
of being a guard in the Treblinka Nazi death
camp during World War II responsible for the
deaths of thousands of Jews, did not appear in
the courtroom as a result of an injury caused
by accident on the way from prison to court.
Mixed Reactions
The Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion Board of Directors at its
meeting on July 1, allocated to
local, national amd overseas
agencies the largest amount in
the history of the Tampa
Jewish Federation. A total of
$1,157,000 was distributed
with $489,615 allocated to the
largest recipient of campaign
funds the United Jewish
According to Gary Alter,
Executive Vice President of
the Tampa Jewish Federation,
"this is the largest amount
ever allocated to United
Jewish Appeal for overseas
needs as well as the greatest
amount allocated to our local
beneficiary agencies." The
Jewish Community Center will
receive $120,500; the Tampa
Jewish Family Services will
receive $96,000; and the Hillel
School of Tampa will receive
Walter Kessler, chairman of
the 1987 drive stated that
"While the 1987 campaign
represents approximately a 10
percent increase, there is still
$40-50,000 in pledges expected
to be realized before the end of
Doug Cohn, Federation
president, had much praise for
the local community agencies
for their fiscal soundness and
responsible budget manage-
ment. "We have continually
provided the community with
additional services over the
years and as the campaign con-
tinues to grow, we will be able
to provide for additional
needs," Cohn concluded.
From U.S. Jews on High Court's Anti-Bias Ruling
American Jewish organiza-
tions voiced mixed reactions to
a unanimous Supreme Court
decision last week that non-
profit religious institutions are
not required to comply with
the same anti-discrimination
regulations as commercial
The ruling came in response
to a suit filed by Frank Mayson
against the Mormon Church.
The church fired Mayson, a
building engineer in a Mormon
community center, because the
church did not regard him as
sufficiently observant. The rul-
ing asserted the right of
religious institutions to favor
adherents of their own faith
for employment.
THE COURT ruled that
because a key purpose of the
community center is to
transmit church values, the
center could be considered a
religious institution exempted
from anti-discrimination provi-
sions of the Civil Rights Act.
The decision upheld the con-
stitutionality of a 1964 provi-
sion of the Civil Rights Act,
which exempted sectarian in-
stitutions from the anti-
discrimination requirements.
The American Jewish Con-
gress filed an amicus (friend-
of-the-court) brief in the case
supporting the Mormon
Church's position. AJCongress
president Theodore Mann
praised the ruling.
Tampa Jewish Community
Joins City Centennial
As Tampa begins celebra-
tion of its 100th year as an in-
corporated city, the Jewish
Community joins this
historical event by looking into
the past in Tampa with em-
phasis on Jewish contributions
to the city and its growth.
Jewish life in Tampa also
begins in the second half of the
19th century and research is
beginning this summer to
piece the story together of who
came, from where, and why.
Goldie Shear, chairperson of
this project, is spending time
in the area libraries trying to
construct a base of informa-
tion so that in the fall, oral in-
terviews of long-time residents
of Tampa can begin.
If you are interested in being
a part of this project, call
Goldie at 251-3602 or the Tam-
pa Jewish Federation office.
Abe Maas arrived in Tampa with one railroad boxcar of
merchandise and opened his first store called the Dry
Goods Palace in 1886 at 519 Franklin Street. One of the
first appointments he made was with the Weekly Tribune
where he immediately started advertising his place of
Maas Brothers did not become Maas Brothers until the
arrival of Isaac Maas in Sept. 1887. He had operated a dry
goods store in Ocala but arrived in Tampa to go into
business with his brother. A notice was sent to customers
that ".. .the firm would hereafter be known as Maas
Brothers with the arrival. ." of Ike Maas in Tampa.
"Today's unanimous
Supreme Court ruling ... af-
fords religious institutions the
breathing room necessary for
them to function," Mann said.
"One need not approve of any
particular instance of
discrimination to recognize
that churches, synagogues and
other religious institutions
cannot be held to the same pro-
scription on religious
discrimination in employment
as commercial or other for-
profit employers."
THE Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith (ADL),
which filed an amicus opposing
the church's position, denounc-
ed the ruling as "unfor-
tunate." The ADL took the
position that the exemption to
the federal legislation is
Michael Schultz, chairman of
the ADL National Civil Rights
Soviet Reneged,
Peres Says
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres revealed that the Soviet
Union has rejected informal
contacts with Israel and has
reneged on promises with
respect to Soviet Jewish
"The aliya issue is slipping
out of our hands," Peres told
the convention of the Indepen-
dent Liberal Party last week.
He said "there is a sharp
backtracking of the Soviets in
the Soviet-Israeli dialogue."
Committee, said, "Barring a
person who is not a devout
Mormon from employment in a
'health and fitness club' owned
and operated by the Mormon
Church which charges the
general public for admission
and offers the facilities of a
swimming pool, steamrooms,
beauty shops and massage
Continued on Page 6
Israel Denies
It Overran
Israel Defense Force has
denied that it overran a posi-
tion of the United Nations In-
terim Force in Lebanon
(UNIFIL) in south Lebanon.
Norwegian soldiers manning
the observation post lodged a
formal protest.
According to IDF sources
two military vehicles were
positioned on a hilltop about
200 yards from the post in the
course of what it described as a
local exercise. They said the
Norwegian protest was unwar-
ranted because the position is
not marked on the agreed
maps as part of the UNIFIL
There were no clashes dur-
ing what UN sources described
as a "somewhat bizarre" inci-
dent. The Israeli vehicles
withdrew when the exercise
ended. Senior officers <>i both
sides met to defue

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, July 10, 1987
All the World's a Stage .... Shelah Mendelson, a
senior at USF has been hired as the stage manager of
USF's summer production of SOMETHING'S AFOOT.
The musical murder mystery has performances through Ju-
ly. Shelah also stage managed USF's spring musical
SWEENEY TODD. Shelah is a graduate of Hillel Academy
in Dayton, Ohio and has taught at Congregation Schaarai
Zedek Religious School. She is the daughter of Ian and
Saundra Mendleson.
Great Job Karen and Mitch Bentley recently
returned from Hawaii, a trip Mitch won for his creative
promotions in business. His company, Pride-Mark Promo-
tions specializes in advertising specialty items. Other trips
Mitch has won have included Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Lon-
don, and Switzerland. Fantastic!!!
MPO Herb Friedman, retired President and chair-
man of the board of Southern Mill Creek Products Co. and
Frank Rosenblatt, a member of the Tampa Parkway
Association, which oversees development along Interstate
75, were among five appointed by the MPO to the transpor-
tation board's Citizen Advisory Committee. They will serve
two year terms and will discuss items appearing before the
Tampa Urban Metropolitan Planning Organization and
make recommendations to the board before its final vote.
We know you'll do a fine job.
So Long Steven and Kathy Weitz and family are
moving back to the Washington, D.C. area where they lived
seven years ago. Steven is the new Tax Director for Frank
and Company, a CPA firm in McLean, Va. Kathy is a past
president of ORT. Excited about the move are 12 year old
Jennifer and David, 2lk. And looking to the future, Jen-
nifer is already preparing for her Bat Mitzvah in Israel
next summer! We wish them the best of everything and
know they'll be back to visit friends, Kathy's mother in Tar-
pon Springs, and Steve's parents in Boca Raton.
Babyline Three new babies to tell you about, which is
always exciting!
Dotan Julius Schips was born May 7, weighing 7 lbs. and
19" long. His thrilled parents are Michelle and Mitchell!
Daddy Mitchell is self-employed with Euro Am and
Michelle is on the teaching staff of Kol Ami and plans to
return in the fall. She is also helping out this summer with
Camp JCC. Michelle sends a big thank you to everyone at
Kol Ami who was so helpful during her pregnancy. Dotan
has grandparents who are very close by; Sami and Esther
Kay live in Tampa, two houses away from him, and Samuel
and Dorothea Schips are in Clearwater.
Welcome to Zachary Daniel, born on June 11 to Scott
and Dianna Spitolnick and big brother Benjamin
Howard, age 8. Zachary weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 ozs. His pro-
ud grandparents are Connie and Harold Spitolnick and
great grandmother Eva Spitolnick of Tampa.
Mazel tov!
Sugar (Hernia) and Scott Eisenberg of Marietta, Ga.,
are glowing over the birth of Ariel Rose June 9. Her
Hebrew name will be Ariel Shoshana, in memory of her
great grandmother Rose L. Bornstein, and she will be
named at Congregation Schareth Israel in Atlanta this
weekend. Adoring grandparents are Bobbie and Bernie
Levin, from Tampa, and Mickie Eisenberg and the late
Dave Eisenberg of Atlanta.
School's Out but we had to let you know of the awards
given out at Berkeley to some special students. From the
Lower school, Miriam Goldstein, for Library; Beth Golds-
tein received the Leslie P. Simmons Award for Scholarship
and Achievement. The mighty proud parents of these twins
are Dr. Bob and Joan Goldstein. The Stockdale Fine Arts
Award was won by Shana Iglesias, daughter of Dr. Fran-
co and Judy Iglesias.
Book Awards in the middle School were presented to
Melissa Field, daughter of Dr. Steven and Doris Field;
and Nell Rudolph, daughter of Ann and Ronald Rudolph.
Upper School at Berkeley had lots awards given to
names you'll recognize. Suzie Sokol received the Brown
Creative Writing Award. Her parents are Dr. Gerald and
Ann Sokol. Jennifer Hyman, daughter of Marie and
David Hyman, won the Sewannee Award for leadership,
Michael Stein, son of Lenore and Frank Stein was the
10th grade ranking scholar and was recognized ap-
propriately for this honor. The Cum Laude Society, which
is the upper 10 percent of the Junior class honored the
following members: David Fleischer, son of Barbara and
Frank Fleischer; Jennifer Hyman, daughter of Marie and
Continued on Following Page
Seated: Dr. Israel Lerner, Dr. Solomon
Goldman, Dr. J. Mitchell Orlian, Dr. Samp-
son Isseroff, Honorable Oded Eran, Dr.
Mordechai Peled. First row: Aviv Kallus,
Judith Kafka, Adina Greenberg, Beth Panitz,
Bonnie Kwitkin. Second row: Jeremy Sparer,
Edward Garon, Robert Weinman, Noah
Feldman, Kenny Wieder, Eliezer Silberstein.
Photo by I. Berez
National Bible Contest Winners Receive Free Israel
Trip For 40th Independence Day Bible Contest
NEW YORK The excite-
ment, the happiness, the pride
in their Jewish scholastic
achievement were all palpable
as the 150 regional winners of
the largest and most impor-
tant nationwide Jewish educa-
tional annual event gathered
with their parents for their
finals in New York City. This
was the climax of the 28th Na-
tional Bible Contest sponsored
by the World Zionist
Organization-American Sec-
tion's Department of Educa-
tion and Culture. This year a
record number of more than
10,000 students throughout
the United States participated
in Jewish elementary and
secondary schools from
Seattle and Los Angeles
elementary and secondary
schools from Seattle and
Los Angeles to Boston and
Six of the winners will
receive a free trip to Israel
the first and second Hebrew
winners in Grades 6-8 and
9-12, and the first place
students in the English Divi-
sions, ages 11-13 and 14-17.
The Hebrew winners will take
part in the gala 40th Israel In-
dependence Day's Interna-
tional Bible Contest in
Jerusalem in 1988, in the
presence of the Prime Minister
of Israel. Dr. Mitchell J.
Orlian, coordinator of the con-
test said: "Over the past years,
our American Jewish youth
have always been among the
top winners in Jerusalem,
sharing the awards with their
Israeli peers."
The winners listed in their
first, second and third place
order are:
Hebrew Division, Grades
6-8: Adine Greenberg, Mer-
rick, New York, Hebrew
Academy of the Five Towns
and Rockaway; Jeremy
Spierer, Flushing, New York,
Yeshiva of Central Queens;
Aviva Kallus, Flushing, New
York, Yeshiva of Central
Hebrew Division, Grades
9-12: Noah Feldman, Cam-
bridge, Massachusetts,
Maimonides School; Kenneth
Wieder, Monsey, New York,
Marsha Stern Talmudical
Academy; Eliezer Silberstein,
Miami Beach, Florida, Rabbi
Alexander S. Gross Academy.
English Division, Ages
11-13: Edward Garon, Min-
neapolis, Minnesota, Talmud
Torah of Minneapolis; Robert
Weinman, South Euclid, Ohio,
Cleveland Hebrew Schools;
Judith Kafka, Edina, Min-
Temple Beth El, of bradenton
is seeking Teachers for 8 to 10 year old
students. The Teacher must have a reading
knowledge of Hebrew and a basic understand-
ing of Jewish prayers and heritage.
For more information, please call the Temple ait
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Must be familiar with consumer grade color
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nesota, Talmud Torah of
English Division, Ages
14-17: Beth Panitz, Wilm-
ington, Delaware, Delaware
Gratz Hebrew High School;
Bonnie Kwitkin, Plainview,
New York, Prozdor-Jewish
Theological Seminary; Sigal
Klipstein, Wilmette, Illinois,
Lester Aronberg Hebrew
School, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Samson Isseroff, the
contest chairman said the ob-
jectives of this contest were to
promote a greater interest in
the Bible among students of
Jewish schools in the United
States; to encourage more ex-
tensive reading and study of
the Bible; to strengthen the
place of Bible students in the
curriculum of Jewish schools;
to create an attachment to the
Bible for the youngsters'
lifetime. "Studying the Bible,"
he said, "is also a meaningful
expression of the student's
personal involvement in his
own Jewish education which
creates a bond with Jewish
people all over the world."

Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Cabinet Mum
But Shamir Sizzles Hussein
The Cabinet Sunday pointedly
refused to issue a formal state-
ment condemning King Hus-
sein of Jordan for playing host
to President Kurt Waldheim of
Austria last week.
But Premier Yitzhak
Shamir, who blocked a formal
condemnation, lashed out
himself against Jordan later in
the day. He told a visiting
group of Canadian Jewish
leaders that the invitation to
the Austrian head of state,
who is suspected of complicity
in Nazi war crimes, and the
Jordanian media's "vicious at-
tacks on Israel during
Waldheim's visit" were "an af-
front to the Jewish people and
WALDHEIM visited the
Jordanian kingdom July 1-5. It
was his first trip abroad since
his audience with Pope John
Paul II at the Vatican June 25.
Shamir told the Cabinet that
while Hussein's welcome to
Waldheim was certainly "wor-
thy of condemnation,' Israel
could not condemn "every
He refused to place on the
Cabinet agenda a long state-
ment presented by Minister of
Commerce and Industry Ariel
Sharon, who compared the
Jordanian monarch to Haj
Amin el-Husseini, the pre-war
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who
was an avid admirer of Hitler.
Shamir's forbearance was
seen as a gesture toward
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres who, while angered by
Hussein's invitation of
Waldheim, does not want to
publicly condemn him for fear
of prejudicing chances of pro-
gress with Jordan in the peace
Waldheim's alleged complici-
ty in Nazi atrocities when he
served as a Wehrmacht in-
telligence officer in the
Balkans during World War II
had kept him isolated
diplomatically since his elec-
tion a year ago.
HIS VISIT to the Pope caus-
ed worldwide consternation
among Jews and non-Jews
alike. He is officially barred
from admission into the
United States, and so far no
Western European country
has invited him.
However, Egypt, Libya,
Uganda and Iraq have in-
dicated he would be welcome.
On June 30, the Foreign
Minister of Iran, AH Akbar
Velayati, extended a second in-
vitation on behalf of his
Peres Meeting With Mubarak
Scheduled in Europe This Week
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres of Israel will hold high-
level diplomatic meetings here
this week. Official Israeli
sources confirmed he would
meet with President Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt at the open-
ing of the United Nations
Trade and Development Agen-
cy (UNTDA) conference
Thursday (July 9).
According to reports from
Jerusalem, he will also meet
with U.S. Assistant Secretary
of State Richard Murphy, the
Reagan Administration's top
diplomatic trouble-shooter for
the Middle East. There is a
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Continued from Preceding Page
David Hyman; Randi Rudolph, daughter of Ann and Ron
Rudolph; and Susie Sokol, daughter of Dr. Gerald and
Ann Sokol.
Graduating ... The 1987 class of the Berkeley
Preparatory School is very impressive, it includes the
Lisa Fabricant, daughter of Neil Fabricant, who will at-
tend Emory University; Jeffrey Freedman, son of Mayor
Sandy and Mike Freedman, who will attend Duke Univer-
sity; Jonathan Gilbert will also attend Duke. His parents
are Jean and Leonard Gilbert. Rinne Groff will go to
Yale. She is the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Ena Groff.
Rinne was honored as the top scholar in the senior class!!
Eric Hochberg will attend Brown University. He is the son
of Dr. Bernard and Jackie Hochberg. Tammy Long and
Martin Sokol will both be attending the University of Pen-
nsylvania. Proud parents are Dr. Charles and Rebecca
Long and Dr. Gerald and Ann Sokol. Jennifer Tobin,
daughter of Marsha and Vernon Sherman will attend
Emory; Leslie Verkauf plans to go to Dartmouth College.
She is the daughter of Dr. Barry and Arline Verkauf. Con-
tinued success to all of you!
Congratulations to Mandell (Hinks) and Elaine
Shimberg on being awarded the Individual Patron Award
at USF's College of Fine Arts. A standing ovation which is
truly deserved.
Please send any information for "Heard it Through the
Grapevine "to the Jewish Floridian, 2808 Horatio St., Tam-
pa, FL 88609.
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Volume 9 Number 14
Rosa Parks, "the mother of the modern freedom movement" and
national civil rights activist, was awarded the 1987 Roger E.
Joseph Prize by Hebrew Union College-Jewish institute of
Religion during recent commencement ceremonies in New York
City. The prize includes a $10,000 cash award which Mrs. Parks
will use to advance the work of the Rosa and Raymond Parks In-
stitute for Self Development. On Dec. 1 1955, Mrs. Parks' refusal
to surrender her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., as required
by the local, racial segregation laws, and her subsequent arrest
and imprisonment, triggered a wave of protests that reverberated
throughout the United States. The ensuing bus boycott in Mon-
tgomery, during which 95 percent of the Black population refused
to ride the city's buses for almost \oo days, was the first public
confrontation which brought the name of Martin Luther King,
Jr., to the attention of America. Dr. King later called Mrs. Parks
"the great fuse that led to the modern stride toward freedom."
Left to right: Dr. Afred Gottschalk, President ofHUC-JIR; Mabel
Harris, who as a young girl witnessed Mrs. Parks' historic "no"
on the bus in Montgomery and was flown to New York City by the
college to participate in the award ceremonies; Mrs. Rosa Parks;
Richard J. Scheuer, chairman of the Board of Governors ofHUC-
JIR; and Burton M. Joseph, an honorary member of the Board oj
Governors ofHUC-JIR and donor of the Roger E. Joseph Prize
which was established in his brother's memory.
chance Peres may also talk
with Murphy's Soviet counter-
part, Vladimir Polyakov,
sources here said.
Murphy and Polyakov are
meeting here Monday and
Tuesday for the third annual
U.S.-Soviet exchange on the
Middle East, the idea for
regular discussions emerged
from the November 1985 sum-
mit talks between President
Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev.
They're expected to discuss
an international conference for
Middle East peace and the
situation in the Persian Gulf.
Peres supports such a con-
ference, but makes Soviet par-
ticipation contingent on its
resumption of diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel. The Israeli
Foreign Minister is also ex-
pected to meet here with UN
Secretary General Javier
Perez de Cuellar.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, July 10, 1987
Linder 'Cause Celebre' Because He Was A Jew
The case of Benjamin
Linder, the first American kill-
ed in the fighting of
Nicaragua's civil war, has
become something of a cause
celebre for the media and,
because he was a Jew, for the
Jewish community. In Jewish
and secular news reports,
Linder has been eulogized as a
He was, we are told, a young
man so idealistic, so commit-
ted to peace and justice, that
he gave up a lucrative career
as an engineer to help the
Nicaraguan people.
IN THEIR rush to judg-
ment, the media and the
Jewish community, prompted
by American friends of
Nicaragua's Sandinista
government, have overlooked
some important facts relating
to the nature of Linder's ser-
vice in Nicaragua.
And, perhaps more impor-
tant, they have overlooked the
nature of the Sandinista
regime itself, a regime that is
not only brutal and repressive,
but is also anti-Semitic and
closely allied with the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion (PLO) and other terrorist
First, let us clarify the situa-
tion surrounding Linder's
presence in northern
Nicaragua. Linder has been
widely described as a bright-
eyed, idealistic civilian whose
misfortune it was to be work-
ing in an area where the anti-
Sandinista resistance, the con-
tras, were active.
NO MENTION is made,
however, of the fact that the
Sandinistas frequently forcibly
relocate civilians away from
combat areas. Indeed, on the
very day that Linder was kill-
ed, they removed thousands of
campesinos, or peasants, away
from areas in the south where
the contras are active.
Why did they not also
remove Linder? The answer is
that the forced-resettlement
program has little to do with
the safety of those whom the
Sandinistas force from their
homes. Rather, it seeks to
deny the contras the support
that the campesinos often
Daniel Ortega
attended Linder's
funeral but
conveniently forgot
an article about Jews
and how they
'crucify with prices.'
John and Miriam Linder, brother
and sister of American engineer
Benjamin Linder slain in Nicaragua
April 28. were in Miami last week
calling for help for Benjamin's cause
which, they said, was deeply commit-
ted to the Sandinista revolution. In
this article, Gordon Zacks suggests
that Linder was anything but the
idealistic man so committed to peace
and justice,' a description which
AP/Wide World Photo
characterizes him in some of the
media. Mr. Zacks is a national co-
chairman of the National Jewish
Coalition, vice chairman of the
American Jewish Committee, and a
past national chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal. In photo above, Ben-
jamin Linder. of Portland. Ore., is
shown wearing a sidearm as he was
taking measurements on a
hydroelectric project in Nicaragua.
His funeral was ironic for Nicaragua's
Jews who know the enmity toward Israel.
Since Linder was apparently
considered "loyal" to the San-
dinista cause, the government
felt free to place his life at risk
by allowing him to continue
working in a war zone.
This action should come as
no surprise. Like many of the
internacionalistas or "San-
dalistas" as these foreign
workers in Nicaragua are call-
ed, Linder was considered an
active participant in the San-
dinista revolution.
AS SUCH, Linder received
a Sandinista army uniform.
Although not wearing it at the
time he was killed, he was in
the company of others who
were. But, more important, he
was carrying a Sandinista-
issue AK-47 sub-machine gun
hardly the kind of equip-
ment likely to convince contra
attackers that Linder's sole
function was that of a civilian
It would seem, then, that
Linder was not quite the inno-
cent by-stander to the civil war
that his American friends
claim him to be.
But then, these same friends
have often demonstrated that
their view of Nicaragua is in-
tended to show the Sandinistas
in the best possible light,
whatever the facts may
IN FACT, Linder's ad-
mirers in the United States
such as the innocuously-named
New Jewish Agenda, with
which Linder himself was in-
volved have been active in
support of the Sandinistas and
of other pro-Soviet forces in
Central America and beyond.
These same people also turn a
blind eye to the increasing
repression in Nicaragua, even
though the Sandinistas have
turned ten percent of the coun-
try's population into refugees.
They also ignore the San-
dinistas' support for terrorist
Linder's U.S.
admirers are mostly
supporters of the
Sandinistas and
other pro-Soviet
groups as varied as Spain's
ETA Basque separatists, the
Irish Republican Army, and
the PLO.
Linder's funeral in
Nicaragua provided a scene of
bitter irony to Jews who are
aware of the Sandinistas' en-
mity towards Israel and the
Jewish people. The Sandinista
president, Daniel Ortega, who
attended the funeral, heard
the participants sing oseh
shalom a Hebrew song call-
ing for peace on Earth.
mourners found it convenient
to forget that, just days earlier
- on April 21, 1987 the
newspaper, El Nuevo Diario,
had published an article about
the black-market entitled:
"Like Jews, They Crucify
With Prices."
Such blatant anti-Semitism
is only the latest example of
the hostility that the San-
dinistas harbor against Jews.
So deep was this hostility, and
so systematic the intimidation,
that the entire Nicaraguan
Jewish community was forced
to flee the country after the
Sandinistas seized power.
Yet it is not surprising that
such persecution should be ig-
nored by Linder's supporters:
for they, particularly the New
Jewish Agenda, sought to
apologize for the harassment
and attacks that Nicaragua's
Jews endured at the hands of
the Sandinista government.
ticipants and their American
sympathizers also chose to ig-
nore renewed reports that
PLO pilots have flown mis-
sions for the Sandinistas.
These reports, raised during
the Iran-conira hearings by
Rep. Jim Courter (R., N.J.),
are only the latest albeit the
most alarming examples of
the 20-year-old "fraternal"
relationship between the San-
dinistas and the PLO.
Linder's death was, indeed,
tragic. But another, less-
publicized tragedy, is the will-
ingness of Americans, Jew and
non-Jew alike, to ignore the
truth about his death, and to
allow themselves to be used to
deflect attention from the
cruelty and ruthlessness of a
brutally repressive regime.

Contingency Plan
At Agency Meet for Soviet Jews
Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 5
contingency plan for massive
Soviet Jewish immigration,
funding for Reform and Con-
servative immigrants to Israel
and proposed changes in the
"Who is a Jew?" law were
discussed at the 1987 Jewish
Agency Assembly in
The 398 members of the
Jewish Agency Assembly meet
annually to review the coming
year's budget a proposed
$427 million and programs.
This year, the Assembly will
also elect a new Board of
The Jewish Agency's pro-
gramming is largely devoted
to social welfare, promoting
Jewish immigration and reset-
tlement of new immigrants.
Yet, politics is rarely absent
from the Assembly.
the so-called Zionist factions,
which align along Israeli party
lines, and the American fund-
raisers, who provide the bulk
of the Agency's annual budget,
have been labelled by some a
Some local Jewish Federa-
tions have shown a desire to
exert more direct control over
where their dollars are going
and the programs themselves.
In January, the Jewish Com-
munity Federation of San
Francisco, the Peninsula,
Marin and Sonoma Counties
decided to allocate $100,000
directly to.charities in Israel
not funded by the Jewish
Agency, instead of to the
United Jewish Appeal (UJA).
The Federation made the
allocation, a small percentrage
of its $8.5 million annual con-
tribution to UJA, as a state-
ment that its priorities were
not being addressed within the
Jewish Agency framework.
"THE ISSUE of the kind of
partnership between Israel
and the diaspora and the quali-
ty of that partnership will be
raised," said Irving Kessler,
executive vice chairman of
United Israel Appeal (UIA).
The UIA is the organization
created to channel the money
raised by UJA in North
America to the Jewish Agen-
cy. Half of the Agency
Assembly is composed of UIA
delegates representing
Federations across America.
The other half comes from
the Zionist parties represented
in the World Zionist Organiza-
tion (WZO). Kessler urged the
Zionist contingent of the
Agency to "deemphasize
politics" and work for a com-
mon and united leadership.
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
WZO and the Jewish Agency,
called Monday for the full
union of the WZO and the
Jewish Agency and general
reform in the structure of the
Speaking to the Zionist
General Council (ZGC, the
leadership body of the WZO),
Dulzin said such a union could
eliminate much of the overlap
in the two organizations'
"Departments should be
unified, the number of ex-
ecutives should be limited, the
Zionist federations should be
strengthened by means of hav-
ing their leaders participate in
the Board of Governors of the
Jewish Agency," Dulzin said.
"Functional departments
should be set according to
geographical zones."
Ephraim Even, chairman of
the ZGC, warned against the
trend of leading fund-raisers
taking over the Jewish Agen-
cy. He recommended that the
WZO maintain control over
the Jewish Agency as well as
aliyah and Jewish education
programs in the diaspora.
BUT BEYOND the politics
of leadership and control,
specific programs and issues
will come under scrutiny dur-
ing the Assembly session, in-
cluding the economic troubles
of agricultural kibbutzim and
moshavim, aliyah and absorp-
tion processes, and the con-
troversy over funding for
"non-Zionist" elements in
The ongoing debate over the
"Who is a Jew?" question also
is likely to be on the
Assembly's agenda. Last
month, Jerold Hoffberger of
Baltimore, chairman of the
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, sent a letter of con-
sternation to Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir following
signs that Shamir was ready to
bow to pressure from the
religious parties to amend the
"Who is a Jew?" provision of
Israel's Law of Return.
The religious parties are
seeking a change that would
require Jews-by-choice to be
converted "according to
halacha (Jewish law)" in order
to receive the automatic
citizenship conferred upon all
Jews under the Law of Return.
berger advised Shamir that
changing the status of "Who is
a Jew?" would be potentially
damaging to Israel's relation-
ship with diaspora Jewry. Hof-
fberger also called on Shamir
to consult with the leaders of
the Jewish agency before
amending the law.
The controversy over "Who
is a Jew" is one of several
issues of religious pluralism on
the Assembly's agenda this
year. Last year, the Assembly
passed a resolution providing
for equitable funding for all
streams of Judaism in Israel.
This year, delegates will ex-
amine the steps taken during
the past year to institute this
resolution, which included an
increase in funding to the
Israeli programs of the
American Reform and Conser-
vative movements.
Last year, the Assembly also
passed a resolution to cut off
Jewish Agency funding for any
non-Zionist institution or per-
son in Israel. A progress
report on this resolution and
many others is expected this
BUT THE bulk of Jewish
Agency funds and programs is
devoted to the aliyah and
resettlement process. Under
this category, the state of
agricultural settlements, crisis
in the moshavim and changing
settlement patterns will be
Although Aliyah from Iran,
the Soviet Union and Etiopia
is rising slowly, many agree
that the Jewish Agency must
be prepared for a mass im-
migration and absorption of
Jews from these countries. A
plan for this, including a pro-
posal for emergency funds, is
in the works for the upcoming
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Rosenne (left), outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., accepts a
certificate stating that a JNF forest in Israel has been planted in
his honor. With the Ambassador are, from left to right, his wife,
Vera; Charlotte Jacobson, JNF treasurer, and Dr. Joseph P.
Stemstein, JNF president. THe Meir Rosenne Forest, compris-
ing 10,000 trees, will be located in the American Independence
Park, established by JNF during the Bicentennial as a tribute to
the bonds shared between the U.S. and Israel. Mr. Rosenne
"politely mobilized the American Jewish community into the
force it ultimately became on behalf of Soviet Jewry," said Dr.
Stemstein. JNF is the agency responsible for afforestation and
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Nathan Heads Hillel School of Tampa
George Nathan was installed
as president of the Hillel
School of Tampa Board of
Directors at the annual
meeting of the Tampa Jewish
Federation and the local
When George arrived 4V2
years ago with his family from
Atlanta he was looking for an
established, strong, traditional
Judaic presence and his search
brought him to the Hillel Day
School, where his three
children are now enrolled.
In reminiscing about his past
involvement with the school
Nathan said, "I congratulate
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
for having had the foresight
and initiative to promote a
Jewish Day School in this area,
which was later aided by their
merger with Congregation
Beth Israel."
Where there was once a
reluctance to admit one's
Jewishness, now there seems
U.S. Jews
Hail Court Creationism Decision
Jewish organizations hailed
the Supreme Court decision
last week that prohibited the
teaching of creationism in
public schools, ending a
10-year dispute.
The 7-2 decision overturned
a Louisiana state statute
which gave equal classroom
time and equal space in tex-
tbooks to the teaching of
evolution and creationist
teaching in public schools was
unconstitutional because it
was construed as teaching for
religious purposes.
Arkansas had a similar
statute which was struck
down, and at least 12 other
states have at one time
defeated bills to allow crea-
tionist teaching in public
"THE RULING sends a
clear signal to public school of-
ficials that they have an obliga-
tion to maintain the secular
nature of the school system
they can't make their own
religious agenda," said Marc
Stern, American Jewish Con-
gress director of legal affairs.
AJCongress, the American
Jewish Committee and Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith all filed amicus curiae
vfriend-of-the-court) briefs urg-
ing the Supreme Court to ban
teaching of creationism in
public schools.
ADL national chairman Bur-
ton Levinson called the ruling
"a tremendous victory for
separation of church and
state." The decision recon-
firms the First Amendment
prohibition on religious in-
struction in public schools,
Levinson said.
Supreme Court decision, said
Stern, are primarily segments
of the Evangelical Christian
movement who have founded
creationist think-tanks in
several states. Stern noted
that all Evangelicals do not
support creationist teaching in
But some Evangelicals clear-
ly perceived the teaching of
evolution in classrooms to be
hostile to their view of the
literal truth of the Bible, Stern
The ruling on creationism is
Excellence and Flexibility
The program at the Hillel School of Tampa works,
because we combine only the best Jewish and General
studies through Junior High School. National testing
indicates our students achieve well above their grade
level in every area.
Our program is flexible as well aa excellent. Students
may enter even the highest grades with little or no
knowledge of Hebrew. Through a dual-track system
they take Jewish studies in English until individual
instruction brings their Hebrew up to a sufficient level.
For more information
please mail this to:
Tel: (813) 875-8287
Hillel School of Tampa
501 S. Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL 33809
one of several in recent years
to reaffirm the separation of
church and state. In 1982-83,
the courts also banned prayer
in public schools.
Support Group For
Parents And
Families Of Gays
The Parents and Families of
Gays Support Group will meet
on Monday, July 13, from
7:30-9:30 p.m. at Metropolitan
Community Church, at 2904
Concordia Ave., Tampa.
This small, but growing
group provides parents and
families an opportunity to
share common concerns and
exchange information in an
emotionally supportive set-
ting. Membership is
If you or someone you know
is interested in knowing more
about this group, please con-
tact Shirley Myers, Family
Service Association, 238-3727
or the Reverend William
Coulter, 839-5939.
Mixed Reactions
Continued from Page 1
salons is not consonant with
the ideals of a pluralistic
Schultz warned that
religious institutions may use
the decision as a "green light"
for religious discrimination.
"WHILE A church may cer-
tainly require that employees
involved in its religious mis-
sion be fellow adherents,
under the Court's rationale,
any sectarian 'non-profit'
hospital, nursing home, motel
or even fast-food franchise
may absolutely bar non-
adherents or non-believers
from employment," Schultz
The American Jewish Com-
mitee did not take a stand
before the ruling because, ac-
cording to a Committee legal
expert, the leadership was
divived on the issue.
Richard Foltin, AJCommit-
tee associate legal director,
said, "We're always pleased
when the court gives weight to
free exercise (of religious) con-
cerns." The decision followed
a second landmark Supreme
Court ruling on religious af-
fairs last Week which held that
public schools could not each
scientific creationism, the
religious theory of creation.
The Mayson case
demonstrates that the Con-
stitution is not hostile to
religious liberty but protects
freedom of religion by
separating religious practice
from government.
to be a revival of Jewish identi-
ty and the Hillel School offers
a good secular education with
excellent JudaL studies in-
cluding Hebrew, History, and
"After three years in our
present location on the campus
of the Jewish Community
Center we are planning an ad-
ditional module to the school.
As the next step in meeting
the needs of the community
this addition would include a
library, a chapel, and a multi-
purpose classroom and be
ready for use in early 1988,"
said Nathan.
Registration is well ahead of
last year and much of the
credit for that growth is due to
the selection of Joachim
Scharf as Headmaster, and his
experience as a professional
administrator trained in
Jewish Day School work.
An equal portion of the suc-
cess of the Hillel School is at-
tributed to the excellent quali-
ty of the teaching staff and the
class sizes which average 12 to
15 students.
Hillel has been approached
by Gratz College of
Philadelphia for the use of
their classroom space for a
Hebrew High School in
cooperation with the Rabbis of
the different synagogues.
George Nathan
Those serving as officers
with Nathan are Larry
Solomon, vice president; Jeff
Wuliger, vice president; Jack
Roth, financial secretary;
Laurie Hanan, recording
secretary; David Zohar, cor-
responding secretary; Dick
Gordimer, treasurer; Sid
Schuster, House Committee;
and Carole Ewen, Parent's
Association president.
Members of the Board of
Directors are: Rabbi Kenneth
Berger, Leah Davidson, Alan
Feldman, Susan Forman,
Elliott Greenbaum, Robert
Goldstein, Laura Kreitzer*.
Steven Marcus, Roger Mock,
Cindy Lerner, Fran Oberne,
Susan Peled, Rabbi David
Rose, Mitch Silverman, Joyce
Swarzman, Aaron
Trachtenberg, David Zohar,
Sol Walker, Judge Ralph
Steinberg, Judy Tawil, Ben
Lynn, Paul Pershes, Richard
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5th Annual 'Hit The Road for Hillel' Bike-a-thon Raises Over $2,000
Thirty-nine Hillel School students and their hun-
dreds of sponsors raised and turned in to the school
$2,002.22 in the fifth annual "Hit The Road For
Hillel" bikeathon, according to bikeathon boss Paul
Total money realized by Tampa's Jewish day
school from the five bikeathons, held annually dur-
ing late spring, totals $10,181.22 ... A mazel tov
and hats off to the kids and their families for a job
well done and most appreciated by the school.
The second grade had the most bike riders with
10 students participating. A first grader, Michael
Wuliger, raised the most money, and a second
grader Michael Feldman was a close second. These
two boys raised more than $450. Ted Gorman rode
the most miles, 36.
The following Hillel School students participated
in the bikeathon: Kindergarten Marshall Frank,
Jessica Linsky, Ellen Stinzler and Addie Zaritt;
First Grade Mira and Nili Peled, Rachel Marcus,
and Michael Wuliger; Second Grade Sara Bren-
ner, Michael Feldman, Howard Forman, Brett
Gonberg, Storm Josephberg, Melissa Moore, Gil
Nathan, David Oberne, Sara Pear, and Holly
Silverston; Third Grade Leanne Bass, Harris
Solomon, Daniel Vermess, and Kevin Mock;
Fourth Grade Ethan Kreitzer, Heidi Roth, Jan-
na Davidson, Sara Ewen, Noel Wolfe-Berger, and
Katie Sultenfuss; Fifth Grade Leslie Frank,
Jocelyn Lewis, and Damian Josephberg, Sixth
Graders Danielle Blum, Jonathan Forman,
Joseph Hanan, Jason Kreitzer, Ted Gorman, and
Rachel Pear; and Seventh Grade Josh Ewen.
For the fifth consecutive year the sun shone
brightly Photo credit: Joachim Sehmrf

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, July 10, 1987
Ask Your Congressman.
This spring the United
States Bureau of the Census
released some alarming
statistics detailing the number
of children whose families
needed government assistance
to help provide the necessities
of life to their children. The
statistics surprised many peo-
Nakash Extradition to France
Delayed At Least One Week
The extradition to France of
William Nakash has been
delayed for at least another
week. The Cabinet reached no
decision on the matter Sunday
and resolved to address it
again at this Sunday regular
meeting (July 12).
Attorney General Yosef
Harish warned the ministers
not to oppose the extradition.
He noted that Justice Minister
Avraham Sharir signed the ex-
tradition order after the
Supreme Court reiected
Nakash's final appeal. The
Cabinet, he said, is collectively
BUT Minister-Without-
Portfolio Yitzhak Peretz,
leader of the ultra-orthodox
Shas Party, complained there
was "too much haste and en-
thusiasm" to deport Nakash.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres was asked in the Cabinet
Sunday why he instructed the
Israeli Ambassador in Paris,
Ovadia Sofer, not to assist
Peretz in his efforts to set up a
meeting with the French
Minister of Justice on the
Nakash case. Peres asked for
time to prepare his reply.
Harish, who sat in at the
Cabinet session, said Peretz's
efforts were unconstitutional.
Nakash, 25, an Algerian-
born French Jew, was con-
victed in absentia by a French
court and sentenced to life im-
prisonment for the 1983
murder of an Arab in Besan-
con, a city in northeastern
HE EVADED arrest and fl-
China Will
Renew Ties
senior Chinese official recently
told the director general of
Israel's Foreign Ministry,
Avraham Tamir, that "With
the opening of an international
conference, China will renew
relations with Israel," the
newspaper Hadashot reports.
According to Hadashot,
Tamir had a series of secret
meetings with senior
diplomats of the People's
Republic of China in the Far
East during the past two mon-
Belgian Rabbi
Named Head
Rabbi Albert Guigui has been
named the head of the main
Jewish religious community
here, which is centered around
the Rue de la Regence
synagogue. He succeeds Rabbi
Rene Gutman, who left earlier
this year after a year here to
become Chie Rabbi of the
Strasbourg region in France
after not receiving the post of
Belgian Chief Rabbi, which is
still vacant.
ed to Israel, where he has been
fighting extradition with the
support of rightwingers and
Orthodox Jews. He argues he
cannot leave his pregnant
They contend that his life
would be in danger in a French
prison. But an Israeli legal
body which studied the matter
found this was highly im-
probable. Moreover, investiga-
tions determined that Nakash
did not kill in self-defense, as
his supporters insist, but was
involved in an underworld
dispute. One of his accomplices
was an Arab and the ouier a
non-Jew of undetermined na-
tionality. Both are serving
sentences in France.
pie because they revealed the
number of families affected by
poverty in America.
According to the Bureau of
the Census, one-fifth of all
children in America iived in
poverty in 1984. Forty-seven
percent of black children, 40
percent of Hispanic children,
and 17 percent of white
children were below the pover-
ty line. Many of these children
lived in single-parent families,
usually with the mother only.
One-half of all children living
in families with a female head
of household were poor.
Among black and Hispanic
mother-child families, a full
two-thirds of the children were
Many of America's children
suffer from the effects of
poverty, family disruption, and
parental unemployment. Far
too many families are unable
to provide proper food,
clothing, shelter and health
care to their young.
America has had a proud
tradition of trying to help pro-
vide for the poor and under-
privileged but, as these
statistics attest, there is much
we have been unable to ac-
complish. Poor families with
children do receive some
benefits through means-tested
government programs. These
programs, which include food
stamps, free and reduced-price
school meals, Medicaid, public
or subsidized rental housing,
Special Supplemental Food
Program for Women, Infants,
and Children (WIC), among
others, are provided to the
households of 32 percent of
our nation's children.
The Bureau of the Census
reports that of the govern-
ment programs available the
school meal program helped
the most children. Twenty-
three percent of children live
in households where someone
benefitted from the school
meal program. Without this
program many of these
children would not receive the
proper nutritional re-
quirements needed to survive.
There is little doubt that
there have been some abuses
by dishonest people who col-
lect benefits even though they
do not meet government
qualifications, but for the large
majority of recipients these
government programs provide
badly needed assistance.
As Congress begins to look
at welfare reform, deficit
reduction, and the appropria-
tions process, we must not
forget that our children are
our most valuable resource.
While we strive to make
government more efficient and
bring the Federal defict under
control, we must remember
that if we do not provide for
our children while they are
young we may have to pay an
even greater price later in life.
Congressman Sam Gibbons
U.S. House of
Washington, D.C. 20515
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to Tradition!
A contemporary Orthodox synagogue
dedicated to traditional Judaism is forming
now in Tampa.
Come learn more about this new facet
of local Jewish life at the Diplomat at
2611 Bayshore Boulevard at 7:30 P.M.
on Sunday, July 19th.
Meet others and receive planning information.
No reservations needed.
Babysitting provided.
Want to help plan the meeting? Call Alfred Wassaberger at
839-5980 or 254-2907.

Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 9
Idaho Stands Tough
May Be Most Unyielding State in Hate Crimes
new Terrorist Training Act
barring training for violent
crimes or the use of any means
capable of causing property
damage, bodily harm or death
may make Idaho the most
uncompromising state in the
country regarding hate
crimes. Violators of the law,
which took effect July 1, can
receive up to 10 years' im-
prisonment and a $50,000 fine.
Attorney General Jim Jones
called the new act "the
toughest, most comprehensive
legislation of its kind in the
United States, and it will be
enforced. White supremacists
and would-be terrorists who
want to conduct training to
hurt people had best do it out-
side the borders of Idaho."
PAT KOLE, Deputy At-
torney General, said that
Friday, July 10
Candlelighting time 8:10 p.m.
Sunday. July 12
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.-l
8 p.m. Chabad Lubavitch Study Group
Tuesday, July 14
7 a.m. Bais Tefilah Special Services
Wednesday. July 15
Jewish Community Food Bank
Thursday. July 16
Tampa Bay Jewish Singlet Happy Hour Chi
Chi's. Clearwater.
Sunday, July 19
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.-l
con Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Softball/Pool Far-
ty/Cookout JCC. Tampa.
Tuesday. July 21
4 p.m. Jewish Towers Board meeting.
Wednesday. July 22
Jewish Community Food Bank
6 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Planning
meeting/Dinner/Movie Clearwater Cinema 'n
Thursday. July 23
1:30 p.m. Jewish Towers Resident/Management meeting
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Friday, July 24
( andlelighting time 8:05 p.m.
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passage of the act in April was
due to "general realization
throughout the state that some
sort of action was necessary. I
would hope that something
like this would occur in other
Indeed, passage followed a
series of violent crimes com-
mitted in recent years in the
northern Idaho mountain town
of Coeur d'Alene. The
suspected perpetrators were
members of the Aryan
Nations-Church of Jesus
Christ Christian, a neo-Nazi,
violently anti-Semitic, anti-
black group that ascribes to
the Christian Identity ideology
and whose headquarters are in
nearby Hayden Lake, Idaho.
Last September the rectory
of a Roman Catholic priest was
bombed, with Father Bill
Wassmuth barely escaping
with his life. Wassmuth is
chairman of the Kootenai
County Task Force on Human
Relations, a grass-roots group
dedicated to combatting hate
crimes with peace in an area
previously known only for its
serenity and natural beauty.
TWO WEEKS later, two
Coeur d'Alene properties in-
cluding a federal building were
bombed and another bombing
was attempted, for which
Robert Pires, 22, was charged.
Pires, who was known to have
frequented the Aryan Nations
compound, admitted to com-
miting the acts and informed
on Aryan Nation members
who he said were involved with
him in the bombings and
related crimes in exchange for
FBI protection.
Aryan Nations members
Olive Hawley, 27, and her hus-
band Ed, 22, and David Dorr,
35, were convicted of making
and passing counterfeit $20
bills. Members of the Aryan
Nations made use of
counterfeit and robbery to
finance their operations. The
trial for the bombing charges
has yet to take place.
Although most of the hate
crimes were committed in and
around Coeur d'Alene, there
have been some related
isolated incidents in other
parts of the state. Last sum-
mer, crosses were burned in
southeastern Idaho.
Cost of Living
Index Rises
cost of living index rose by on-
ly 0.6 percent in May, the Cen-
tral Bureau of Statistics
reported last week. The Bank
of Israel and the Finance
Ministry expressed satisfac-
tion with the small increase,
attributed to a sharp seasonal
decline in the price of fruits
and vegetables.
Inflation since the beginning
of the year has been at a rate
of 7.5 percent, slightly higher
than in 1986. It is currently
running at an average rate of
one percent a month.
BLX75 Lemons 2 kg, oranges 4 kg $12.00 .- ^^Sj
86191 Lemons 3 kg.................$5.70 /A$if5V?i
86192 Oranges 5 kg $ 9.50 SKSuSWlF
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sardines 4,70 kg...............$21.50 ^?L*W\'HiAjS,,
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86022 Chocolate hard and powdered,
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BL080 Butter, soya oil 3,90 kg.........$12.00
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sliced pineapple,
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BC132 Cocoa 2,0 kg.................$15.00
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BC163 Milk chocolate
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BC335 Kabanos 3,0 kg................$30.00 ^
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Price lists containing a much bigger parcel selection will be sent to all clients
free of charge upon requesting.
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Congregations/Organizations Events
Happy Hour: Please join us
on July 16, Thursday, at Chi
Chi's, 2630 Gulf-to-Bay. While
this happy hour is for all
Jewish Singles there will also
be a gathering of our newly
formed 40 Isn't Fatal! Group
for those around the forty to
seventy age group. The fun
starts at 5:30 p.m. Look for
our hostesses, Sandy and Lin-
da, who will be wearing
Softball/Pool Par-
ty/Cookout: Another day of
fun in the sun on Sunday, July
19. We'll be at the Tampa JCC,
2808 Horatio St., from noon
on. Join the gang for a few inn-
ings of softball and then jump
in the pool to cool off. This will
be followed by a cookout. Cost
is $2 for members, and $5 for
non-members. Please bring
your own cooler of drinks. Call
Greg at 985-8914 for more
Planning Meeting/Din-
ner/Movie: Now is the time to
get involved, a little or a lot!
We'll be at the Clearwater
Cinema 'n Drafthouse, 1925
US 19 N, beginning at 6 p.m.
on Wednesday, July 22. Come
have some dinner and help
plan the September/October
events. Then stay for the
movie (to be announced at a
later date). Cost $5-$ 10 for
dinner, $1 movie. Call Sandy
at 797-3536, for more
Happy Hour: We're off to
Robiconti's, 4444 Cypress (and
Westshore), on July 23, a
Thursday, for another lite mix
'n mingle. The socializing
begins at 5:30 with Scott and
Gail as hosts.
Mishpacha is a newly form-
ed organization to meet the
needs of Gay Jews. We are the
Bay area's first and only
social, cultural and spiritual
group for Jewish Gays and
Lesbians. We meet once a
month for Shabbat on the third
Friday of the month, as well as
meeting for special programs
and events. Confidentiality is
respected. For more informa-
tion, contact: Mishpacha, PO
Box 4165, Clearwater, FL
33518, or call 531-5119
(Pinellas) and leave a message.
Sponsors "Teddy and Alice"
Please reserve Sunday even-
ing, Aug. 23, on your calendar
now, for Congregation
Schaarai Zedek's Gala Theatre
evening. The temple is spon-
soring the 7:30 p.m. perfor-
mance of Broadway Bound,
"Teddy and Alice," starring
Len Cariou at the new Tam-
pa Performing Arts Center.
Everyone from the community
is invited. More details will
AZA plus BBG equals BBYO
B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion, the largest youth
organization is inviting all 9th
through 12th graders to the
pool party of your life! Mark
your calendars now just to get
a jump on things the date
is Aug. 15. The evening begins
at 6:30 p.m. at the JCC South.
All parents are invited for an
orientation from 6:30 till 7:00
while the kids are meeting
each other. Later there will be
swimming, food, and games.
Prepare for a blast with the
greatest group BBYO.
Please call for information
and RSVP's: (parent's also
welcome to call) Amanda Ross,
962-3779; Brent Kleinman,
He'll Take Stand in Own Defense
Suspected war criminal John
Demjanjuk will take the stand
in his own defense when his
trial resumes on July 27
following a month's recess
Wounds 15
bomb placed in a restaurant in
the West Bank town of
Kalikilya wounded 15 persons
Saturday. Nine of the victims
were Israeli Jews, and five
were Israeli Arabs, including a
two-year-old boy and a local
Arab resident. None was
seriously hurt.
A curfew was clamped on
the town immediately after the
incident, and security forces
searched the area. The injured
were hospitalized and sent
home after treatment.
According to witnesses, a
man described as an Arab
ordered lunch at the
restaurant and then went to a
kiosk across the street to buy
cigarettes. He left behind a
small parcel concealing a pipe
bomb. It exploded several
minutes later, spraying the
restaurant with shrapnel.
Kalkilya, an Arab town close
to the Israel-West Bank
demarcation line, has been a
popular shopping center for
Israelis, particularly on Satur-
days, when Israeli shops are
closed. It had been free of in-
cidents until Jewish settlers
rampaged there in May, pro-
testing attacks on Jewish
vehicles in the area.
Mayor Abdel Rahman Abu
Sneiner denounced the bomb-
ing. He said businesses would
have to close were it not for
Israelis who shop and dine at
local restaurants.
which began Tuesday (June
The Ukrainian-born former
American citizen accused of
operating the gas chambers at
the Treblinka death camp
opted to testify after criminal
court Judge Dov Levin advised
him Monday that he had a
choice but "an accused who re-
mains silent thereby
strengthens the case against
The recess was requested by
Demjanjuk's American at-
torney, Mark O'Connor. He
said he needed at least 30 days
to prepare the defense.
Levin, who presides over a
three-judge panel hearing the
case, rejected a defense mo-
tion that no case had been
made against the defendant
and therefore no answer was
"We have to weigh the
evidence contained in over
5,000 pages of protocol and
211 exhibits," Levin said.
"You are asking us to wipe all
this out ... No court in the
world would admit that it had
been careless to such an
Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 261-4215 Rabbi Samuel MaUinger Services: Friday, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan, 7:30 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
3919 Moran Road 962-6338 Rabbi H. David Rose, Cantor Sam Isaak Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
2713 Bayahore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, haaan William
Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz. Rabbi Joan Glaier
Farber. Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
962-2375 Services Friday
3418 Handy Road No. 103 Rabbi Yossi Dubrowski
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
C/o Joseph Kerstein, 1448 W. Busch Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 33612, 935-8866. Con-
gregants officiating, Vikki Silverman, Cantor. Services at 8 p.m., first and third Fri-
day of each month. Masonic Community Lodge, 402 W. Waters Ave. (at Ola).
P.O. Box 271157. Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski. Executive Director. 963-2317.
13801 N. 37th St. No. 1114. Rabbi Dovid Mockin, Program Coordinator. 971-6234.
Friday night Services one half hour after sunset. Tuesday night classes at 8 p.m.
U.S.F.-CTR 2382 Tampa 33620 972-4433. Services and Oneg Shabbat Friday
evening 7 p.m. Sunday Bagel Brunches, 11:30 a.m.
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vices: Friday, 8 p.m.
Reeonstrnetioniat Cambridge Woods 972-4433 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly
study discussion sessions, "Shabbat Experience," monthly services and dinner.
By Appointment
Days & Evenings
Craig A. Newman, D.C., P. A.
The defense contends that
Demjanjuk was held by the
Germans as a prisoner of war
during the time he is alleged to
have been the Treblinka guard
known as "Ivan the Terible"
for his brutality. But more
than a score of witnesses, in-
cluding Treblinka survivors,
identified him in court as
"Ivan." The identification was
corroborated by another
former Treblinka guard whose
testimony was taken by the
prosecution and defense teams
in West Berlin.
Israel Suffers
Brain Drain
brain drain from Israel is
reaching serious proportions.
According to a survey by the
Association for the Study of
Emigration, 224 of the coun-
try's senior scientists, all of
them holding doctorates and
specializing in the hard
sciences, left Israel during the
past year.
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Friday, July 10. 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
JerusalemThe Eternal Capital Of
Israel And The Jewish People
World Zionist Organization
American Section
Jerusalem, the eternal city
of the Jewish people is
celebrating the 20th anniver-
sary of its reunification as the
sacred capital of Israel and the
Jews. On this joyous occasion,
it is fitting.for us to reiterate
Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan's belief that "there
is nothing we can do more to
bring peace to Israel and the
Middle East than put our Em-
bassy in its capital." Indeed,
his view is cemented in the
bedrock truth of the facts of
Jewish history, religion and
the unique relationship of the
Jews to their holy city and
eternal capital. The Ad-
ministration's unwillingness to
accept this truth is the result a
short-sighted and Pollyanish
conciliatory policy to the
Arabs that is as fallacious as
Neville Chamberlain's
disastrous appeasemnet of
Hitler. The Administration
should heed the facts of
Jerusalem's history and ex-
amine the following in-
disputable record that speaks
so irrefutably in favor of mov-
ing the U.S. Embassy and the
Ambassador's residence to
Jerusalem. It thoroughly
merits the support of the U.S.
Senate and the House of
Jerusalem, as "the sacred ci-
ty" symbolizes to Jews and
their center of orientation in
the cosmos for the Jews and
Judaism the rallying focus
of Jewish identity and faith
through the centuries. After
the Romans destroyed their
Temple in 70 CE, the Jews
made its loss the symbol of
their Galut "exile"). Centuries
of wandering gave added
poignancy to their longing for
their eternal city. Their
prayers recalled how the
psalmists and prophets had
sung of its beauty. It was
always with them in joy and
sorrow, in legend and poetry.
It sustained their lives with
the hope that there would
come a time when they would
live once more as free men and
women in the city their
forefathers had created as
"God's dwelling place."
The unity of Jerusalem
achieved in 1967, is ir-
revocable. Since then the city
has been united and open to
all, as had not been the case
since 1948. In absolute con-
trast to the Jordanian 19 year
record of desecration and
destruction of synagogues,
Jewish religious sites and
cemeteries and denial of ac-
cess to Holy Places, Israel has
been scrupulous in keeping the
Holy Places of all faiths open
to all peoples at all times.
Israel has been a fiduciary to
the world's great faiths and in
cooperation with them has
maintained inviolate as a
sacred trust, the immunity and
sanctity of all their Holy
To quote Abba Eban: "A
people has come back to the
cradle of its birth. It has
renewed its link with the
system of its origin and
Never before in its age-old
history has Jerusalem known
the civic and religious
freedom, tranquility and stan-
dard of living it has been enjoy-
ing since 1967.
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Opposite the Prime Minister's office in
Jerusalem, demonstrating Israel Aircraft In-
dustry workers call on the government not to
JTA/WZN News Photo
give up the Lavi project. The two center ban-
ners read, 'The Lavi source of national
Nazi War Criminal
Karl Linnas Dead in Leningrad at 67
cused Nazi war criminal Karl
Linnas died Thursday (July 2)
of heart failure following
surgery in a Leningrad
hospital, according to the
Soviet news agency Tass. The
67-year-old Linnas, a native of
Estonia who had lived in
Greenlawn, N.Y., for 30 years,
was deported April 20 to the
USSR, where he was sentenc-
ed to death in absentia in 1962
for war crimes.
Linnas reportedly under-
went two operations for an
unspecified illness at a Len-
ingrad Interior Ministry
hospital, where he had been
transferred last month from
his prison cell in Tallinn,
Estonia. On Sunday (June 28)
his daughter, Anu Linnas, and
his American lawyer, former
U.S. Attorney General
Ramsey Clark, left to visit
him. It was reported then that
he was ailing.
LINNAS' deportation came
after several years of appeals
following his denaturalization
in 1981 for having lied about
his wartime activities upon
entering the U.S. in 1961 as a
displaced person. The Justice
Department's Office of Special
Investigations (OSI) opened in-
vestigations of Linnas, who
was a commandant of a con-
centration camp in Tartu,
Estonia, during World War II,
where 12,000 people were kill-
ed in mass executions. Linnas
himself allegedly shot
Efforts to deport Linnas
were spearheaded by the OSI;
Brooklyn District Attorney
Elizabeth Holtzman, who as a
member of Congress had
authored legislation to deport
Nazi war criminals from the
U.S.; and the World Jewish
Congress (WJC). Rightw-
ingers and Baltic emigres had
opposed his deportation, claim-
ing evidence from the USSR
could not be trusted.
Menachem Rosensaft, chair-
man of the Commission on
Human Rights of the WJC, as
well as founding chairman of
the International Network of
Children of Jewish Holocaust
Survivors, said he felt "proud
that we were able to bring
Karl Linnas to justice. That
was our responsibility to
ourselves and to the dead. To
the extent that we could bring
Linnas to justice, we did."
Jerusalem has known many
different rulers, and it has
l>een conquered and recon-
quered by many nations. But is
has never been either the
capital or global hub for any
nation other than the Jews,
who made this city their sacred
world center and their capital,
three times during its history.
The Biblical writers and
Jewish sages were as one in
looking to Jerusalem as the
essence of the meaning of their
faith, life and hope. It began
with the Patriarch Abraham,
Judaism's founding father who
established Jerusalem and
built on its Mount Moriah the
altar for the sacrifice of Isaac.
Under David Jerusalem
became the metropolis of the
Jewish kingdom and the unify-
ing political and spiritual
center for the Israelite tribes
whom David was uniting into a
nation. The Temple was
erected to house the Ark of the
Covenant and was dedicated to
the service of God. As their
premier sanctuary, Jerusalem
has remained ever since the
cornerstone of the Jewish peo-
ple and their faith as "the Holy
The fast of Tisha B'Av
marks the ninth day of Av, on
which the ancient Temple and
Jerusalem were razed. The
rigor of this fast, observed an-
nually for some 2,500 years by
Jews dispersed throughout the
world is a "cri de coeur," a cry
from the Jewish heart that
is more emphatic than any
research concerning the cen-
trality of Jerusalem and its
life-sustaining significance to
the entire Jewish people. It ex-
plains the perseverance and
tenacity of their attachment to
Jerusalem through the cen-
turies of Jewish history.
The facts of history are proof
absolute that from the time of
the first King of Israel, to the
first Prime Minister of Israel
from David to David from
when it was the capital of the
Davidic kingdom to when it
became the capital of the new
Jewish State, Jerusalem has
been above all else a Jewish < '<
ty, Jerusalem is also the
political capital and sacred city
of Solomon, of the Kingdom of
ludah and of the Hasmoneans.
and the site of the First and
Second Temple. It has been a
capital city of an independent
nation only as a Jewish capital
of a Jewish State. At all other
times in its 3,000 year history
Jerusalem was a provincial
town a conqueror's
bywater, consigned to benign ,
neglect and insignificance, and'
administered by colonial im-
perialists and absentee
This depth of Jewish feeling
towards Jerusalem as "the Ho-
ly City" of Judaism is also
reflected in the Midrash of the
Rabbinic sages the terms for
the Temple and Jerusalem
were used interchangeably.
Thus Judaism sanctified the ci-
ty as such per se to keep alive
the significance attached to
Jerusalem in our Torah, and
that has been of decisive im-
portance for the sacred role of
the Holy City in our Jewish
hearts through the centuries
to today.
Never before has Jerusalem
the Golden enjoyed the pro-
sperity, freedom and peace
that has been its lot in the past
20 years since it was reunited.
And neither Israel nor Jews
worldwide can find any reason
political, moral, historical,
legal or sacred to allow the
situation to change.
For this reason, because
Jewish life throughout the
world both within Israel and
elsewhere is radiant with
the essence and evocation of
the Holy City, Jerusalem's
hold on all Jewish hearts as the
eternal capital of Israel is so
all-encompassing. In the war
of 1967, the Israel soldiers who
retook the old city had such
reverence for each precious
stone of Jerusalem that they
willingly sacrificed their life-
blood in hand-to-hand fighting
rather than use their artillery
or heavy armor. This was the
ultimate answer to the
wonderment of the journalists
who covered the Six Day War
and commented on the venera-
tion with which Israeli soldiers
approached Jerusalem. It re-
mains an imperishable state-
ment to the world, and to the
Reagan Administraton. The
unending love of the Jews for
this city and its redemption as
the unified capital of the
Jewish State will never be
And that is why on this 20th
anniversary of its reunifica-
tion, Jews the world over pro-
claim that Jerusalem is more
than its separate part and
roles of city, religious center,
capital. It is the sum of all
these plus the aura of David
and Solomon and the focus of
Jewish prayer in every city of
the globe, as the very soul and
center of the Jewish people.
Since 1967, for the first time
since the rivers of Babylon
Jews can sing with gleeful
This year in Jerusalem
what an exalting sound the
word Yerushalayim has for a
people in Goles. Next year in
Jerusalem, and the next after
that, to the day of the Messiah.
"Ir Shalom" city of peace.
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Jewish Community Center
2808 Horatio St.
Tampa, Fla. 33609
3919 Moran Road
Tampa, Fla. 33624
Day Camp
An Epidemic
Try It. You'll Like It. .
I am sure everyone has enjoyed the first session of
camp as much as I have.
There are so many new faces this year. It has been
great making new friends. Everyday when I come to
camp I know I will find a new friend and I hope the
next one will be YOU!
Camping Along,
Camp Update
Lost and Found is growing. Please check the table in
the gym.
Remember to have your camper wear his or her
camp T-shirt for field trips and Shabbat.
If there is a change in arrival or departure for your
camper, please remember to write a note to the
counselor and call camp.
Have you thought about what you're going to do
with your child who is only registered for the first
Session of camp? Why not let your camper continue
having a great time at JCC Camp! Contact Bunny
Smith or Sandie Ivers. Remember extensions can be
done on a weekly basis .
We are extremely pleased with the progress our
campers are showing in the pool! If you have any ques-
tions or concerns about the swim program, please con-
tact Joan Altshuler, Aquatics Director.
Camp JCC
Hat And Bag Sale
We still have gym bags, visors and painters caps
available. Please contact the Front Office to put your
order in.
Early Childhood Education At
School for preschoolers is plunging
fingers into sticky play dough, finger
paints and glue, singing and dancing with
friends, learning to share the big blocks
and the dolls, sitting to hear a story, mak-
ing discoveries at the water table and
science corner, enjoying time outside on
the playground and most of all, being hap-
py and developing self-confidence.
At the Tampa JCC Early Childhood
Program, preschoolers are provided with
many experiences that assure them suc-
cess and positive feelings. They are guid-
ed by skilled teachers who provide
warmth and affection and supervision in
order to discover and grow. The program
is designed to nurture the inquisitive
outgoing minds of young children, to help
them be happy with themselves and
The educational philosophy at the JCC
preschool is based on the developmental
needs of individual children. The basic
goals of Early Childhood Education in-
clude providing an environment for
physical, social, emotional and intellectual
growth of children. The program includes
reading readiness, math concepts, science
exploration, social studies, fine and gross
motor development, creative arts and
music. The program emphasizes fun and
meaningful Jewish experiences which in-
clude weekly Shabbat and other holiday
To further enrich the classroom en-
vironment, a Physical Education
specialist and Judaic specialist schedule
time with each class on a regular basis.
Field trips are also an important part of
the preschoolers total experience.
Our after Preschool Enrichment Pro-
gram extends the child's day by adding
another dimension of specialities and fun.
Children can select from a variety of ac-
tivities such as: Bugs and Butterflies, Fun
and Fitness, Bookworms, Ballet, Math
Magic, Nutri-Nosh and more. The fall
Program is divided into a six week session
(Sept. 8-Oct. 12) and a seven week session
(Oct. 26-Dec. 11). Watch the Floridian and
the JCC Fall Brochure for the complete
Our Playtots program (parent-child
class) beginning at age 12 months (by
Sept. 1, 1987) is designed for our
youngest children. Preschool classes
beginning at age two (by Sept. 1,1987) in-
clude: two day, three day and five day two
year old classes, three day and five day
three year old classes, and five day Pre-
Kindergarten classes. Day Care, both full
time and part time is also available on a
year round basis. An afternoon
Kindergarten enrichment program (at the
South Branch only) for children enrolled
in a half a day morning Kindergarten ses-
sion outside the JCC, is available from
noon until 4 p.m. For more information
and to arrange a visit, please contact
Claudia at the Early Childhood Officeat
872-4451 (South) or 982-2863 (North).

Spotlight On Tammy
Preschool's Judaic Specialist
We are so excited to announce Tammy
Crampton's position as the Judaic
Specialist of our Preschool for the 1987-88
school year. Tammy's experience and
background is quite extensive. She has
her bachelor's degree (with honors) in
Special Education. She has taught
children and adults with special needs in
various settings. She has been a full
teacher at Kol Ami's Religious School for
five years and spent a summer in Israel.
Tammy was also a camp counselor at our
own Camp JCC K'Ton Ton. Tammy is
married and has two children, Brenden,
age three (enrolled in our Preschool) and
Taylor, four months.
Tammy will be bringing much Judaic
enrichment to our Preschool children. She
will be going around to each class and ex-
panding the Judaic experiences already
taking place. She will be teaching basic,
simple Hebrew conversation at the ap-
propriate Preschool level. She will also be
teaching our Hineh Matov enrichment
class on Friday.
Welcome Tammy to our JCC
Preschool family!
Afternoon Kindergarten
Enrichment Program
The Jewish Community Center is pleas-
ed to offer a stimulating, new afternoon
program for any half-day
Kindergarteners who attend the morning
session only. The program is designed to
meet the needs of these children by pro-
viding them with an enriching afternoon
to complement their morning
kindergarten experience. The program
has been carefully planned to include the.
following: lunch, rest/quiet time (story,
telling, story reading, music and relaxa-|
tion), open time to explore the various.
centers in the class room, playground
time, and enrichment activities such as.
cooking, puppet making, Physical Educa-
tion and fitness, music, art, crafts, science
exploration, ballet (additional cost),
Judaic experiences and projects, and
We are excited to present this well-
balanced afternoon to your
kindergartener. We will be providing
your child with an opportunity to ex-
perience an enriching, meaningful extend-
ed day, to expand his horizons, and to par-
ticipate in activities which will stimulate
his growth and inquisitive spirit.
For further information, please call the
JCC office.

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