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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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^Jewish Flcridiar?
Off Tampa
Volume 9 Number 16
Tampa, Florida Friday, August 7, 1987
Prica 35 Cants
Glitter In August
Schaarai Zedek Gala Fundraiser
Saturday evening, Aug. 23
at 7:30 p.m. will be a very
special showtime at the Per-
forming Arts Center. Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek has
purchased a portion of the
house for the Broadway-bound
American musical, "Teddy and
Congregants, their friends
and whoever would like to
share an exciting evening will
attend this excellently pre-
reviewed show for a glittering,
glamorous night of no-work
Showtime will be followed by
a private cast party in the
beautiful setting of the new
Center. There will be elegant
after-theater confections:
chocolate nut tortes, fresh
fruit tarts, whipped cream,
other forbidden delicacies, and
most exciting of all, conversa-
tion with the stars of "Teddy
and Alice."
This is Congregation
Schaarai Zedek's big fun-
draiser for the year. Tickets
are $40 each, $75 for patrons
who will have privileged
seating and special program
For more information and
tickets please call: Eileen
Baumgarten, 988-2930 or
Carla Goldman, 971-6634.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of the late Sen. Robert F.
Kennedy, shown during a recent visit to the Jewish National
Fund'8 John F. Kennedy Memorial in Jerusalem. Townsend
planted a tree in her father's memory in the adjoining Kennedy
Peace Forest. She was in Israel as a guest of the World Zionist
Organization, which was the host for the Baltimore Jewish Coun-
cil. Townsend is a member of the Economic Commission and En-
vironmental Task Force of the State of Maryland. JNF is the
agency responsible for afforestation and land reclamation in
JCC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
The Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center will hold its se-
cond annual Golf tournament
on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the
MacDill Air Force Base Bay
Palms Golf Complex.
Tee-off time is 9 a.m. with a
Russia Feels Threatened By Israel's
Successful Test of New 500-Mile Missile
Israeli officials reacted calmly
to Soviet threats regarding
Israel's reported testing of
intermediate-range ballistic
missiles that could be fitted
with nuclear warheads.
As report in the Geneva-
based International Defense
Review, which claimed Israel
had successfully tested the
Jericho 2 missile in a 500-mile
range, prompted the Soviet
threats. Radio Moscow, in a
Hebrew-language broadcast
last week, said development of
the Jericho 2 amounted to a
Erevocation against the Soviet
"ISRAEL HAS thus turned
itself into part of the nuclear
confrontation between the
powers," the broadcast said.
The Soviets also warned that
Israel would not enjoy a
monopoly on deploying nuclear
weapons in the area and would
eventually pay the price for
the development. The missiles
could potentially reach Soviet
targets in the Black Sea.
Israeli leaders puzzled over
the apparent duality of Soviet
policy towards Israel, noting
that the threats came at a time
when Soviet-Israeli relations
seemed to be thawing out. A
gradual increase in Soviet
Jewish emigration, the release
of Jewish political prisoners
and the visit of a Soviet con-
sular delegation to Israel this
month all pointed to a warm-
ing of relations.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres stated last week in the
Knesset that Israel agreed to
the Soviet delegation's visit
only after Moscow made cer-
tain concessions, such as the
elaxation of emigration
Peres, Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir and Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin have
all stressed thast Israel has no
interest in threatening Soviet
targets and has only "defen-
sive" interests, in Peres'
toned down its threats with a
Moscow radio Herbew broad-
cast calling on Israel to sup-
port the Gorbachev initiative
for the elimination of medium-
range missiles in Asia. The
broadcast encouraged Israel to
Continued on Page 2
"Best Ball" (Scramble)
"We would like to see a full
house" said tournament Chair-
man Lee Tobin. "We are for-
tunate to be able to play at a
course the caliber of MacDill's,
and it should be a great
There are three types of
fees: $275 (gold) allows entry
of four golfers and signage on
a sponsored hole; $150 (silver)
allows entry of two golfers and
signage on a sponsored hole;
and an individual entry is $60.
"If anyone would like to play
and you do not have a four-
some, I know we can find three
other people to pair you with,"
added Tobin. "We feel that
with the scramble format it
should be a fun and exciting
For more information on the
tournament, call the JCC at
872-4451. Registration,
limited to 144 golfers, deadline
is Friday, Sept. 11.
In Jerusalem
Demjanjuk Fires Lawyer,
Says He's Not 'Ivan'
The focus of the Treblinka war
crimes trial shifted this week
from "Ivan the Terrible," the
bestial young butcher of
Treblinka, whose exploits
were recounted through mon-
ths of gruesome evidence, to
John Demjanjuk, the 68-year-
old Cleveland grandfather.
who has taken the witness
stand in his own defense.
The scenes depicted shift,
too, from the Treblinka death
camp to the barracks and bat-
tlefields of Gen. Andrei
Vlasov's regiment of turncoat
Russian soldiers, in whose
ranks Demjanjuk claims he
Continued on Page 2-
Magistrate Says 'No* to Arab
Bid for Bankrupt Factories
JERUSALEM (JTA) -A Tel Aviv magistrates
court flatly rejected a bid by an Arab businessman from
Gaza topurchase two bankrupt factories in Kiryat Gat in
Israel. They will be sold instead to a Haifa-based company
and to one in Switzerland, Judge Yishai Levit said
LEVIT RULED OUT the transaction sought by Arab
entrepreneur Abed El Diks on several grounds. He said he
could not buy a plant in Israel without special permission of
the Defense Ministry which is the sovereign power in the
administered territories, and permission from the civil ad-
ministration in the Gaza district.
In addition, El Diks cannot own plants which have the
Israeli defense industries among their customers, the judge
said. The court ruling calmed tempers in the development
town of Kiryat Gat in southern Israel.
JOHN DEMJANJUK: in court's dock
JTA/WZN News Photo

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, August 7,1987
Super Grad .TH. David Shaw, a graduate of Berkeley
Prep is the recipient of many scholarships. He is a National
Merit Scholar, a semi-finalist in the National U.S.
Presidential Scholars Program, and won the Robert C.
Byrd Scholarship from the state of Florida!! And there's
more! David, the son of Drs. Kalie and Maurice Shaw will
be attending John Hopkins University on a scholarship
from Beneficial Hodson. Congratulations on a terrific job!!
More student news from Tampa Prep, the following
were on the Headmaster's List when school ended: Matt
Hilk, a senior who will attend the University of Penn-
sylvania, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin J. Hilk; incoming
junior Lara Kass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Kass; and Paul Horning, son of Mrs. Dorothy Horning;
who will be a sophomore at Tampa Prep in the fall. Your
hard work paid off Relax this summer!
Talk about academic excellence Marc Sacks receiv-
ed the first place award in mathematics for the 10th grade
at Chamberlain! Marc is the son of Jay and Marcia Sacks.
He and Ian Pear, son of Marty and Beverly Pear, will be
traveling to San Francisco soon to attend the American
Bar Association Convention. They are a part of a four
member team that will participate in student mock trial
competitions. They belong to Scout Law Explorer Post
243, sponsored by the Hillsborough County Bar Associa-
tion. Ian also attends Chamberlain. Good luck, guys!
Happy, happy birthday .
Among the recent birthday
celebrants at Menorah Manor
were Sarah Steinberg, who
became 100 years of age!!!
Mazel Tov!! Her son, Ralph
Steinberg shares that she was
born in Poland and im-
migrated to the U.S. when she
was 13 years old. Sarah resid-
ed in Freehold, New Jersey un-
til 1969 when she moved to
Tampa. She became a resident
of Menorah Manor in 1986.
Sarah Steinberg is the mother
of four children, 13 grand-
children, and 18 great grand-
children, so far!!! Fabulous!
Sarah Steinberg
Ace Tennis player Bradley Verkauf, son of Dr.
Byron and Nancy Verkauf, finished in the top ten singles
in a national tennis tournament!! Bradley, 12 years old, at-
tended the Southern Claycourt Championships in Knox-
ville, Tennessee. He and his partner, Joe Reiney, from
Jacksonville, finished third in the Doubles Championships.
Bradley plays in the Boy's 14's age division. Way to go!!.
Lots of naches" from the family of Ilona and Her-
man Friedman there has been much to celebrate this sum-
mer. Their son, Frank, graduated from the Pritzker School
of Medicine of the University of Chicago. He is starting his
residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine in
Chicago. Two days after graduation, Frank married Sarah
Beth Kisnovsky in Long Grove IL. Frank's sisters
Michelle, Suzanne and Andrea Friedman participated in
the ceremony, as well as the Auf Ruf which was held in
Tampa, prior to the wedding at Congregation Kol Ami.
Suzanne Friedman has returned to Tampa, having been in
Israel almost a year participating in the WUJS Institute
program in Arad, Israel. Dr. Herman Friedman recently
received the prestigious Becton Dickinson award in
Microbiology at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American
Society for microbiology in Atlanta. Wonderful news all the
way around!
Bums for fun .The second annual "Bums for Fun In-
vitational" golf weekend was held recently at the Breakers
in Palm Beach. Those attending included: Andy and Gail
Titen, Ralph and Margot Marcadis, Donald and Debra
Linsky, Lyn and Barry Meyerson, Ed Benedict, Carol
Uchin, Lee Tobin, Glenn Tobin, Mary Lathe and Don
Weinbren. Golfing awards went to Andy Titen and Glenn
Tobin for low scores, Donald Linsky for Sportsmanship,
most lost balls to Don Weinbren, and best driver to Ralph
Marcadis. There was also a trophy given for the "Best
Tan"; best shopper award and biggest shopping honors
went to Margot Marcadis and me, Lyn Meyerson. A great
time was had by all! The event was organized by Lee
Tobin, who is also in charge of the JCC Golf Tournament to
be held Sept. 20 at MacDill Air Force Base Bay Palms Golf
Complex. Fore!
A Texas size welcome to Tampa newcomers Jonathan
and Linda Weinberg who moved here from Dallas about 3
months ago. Jonathan, a former professional tennis
Continued on Following Page
In Jerusalem
Demjanjuk Fires Lawyer, Says He's
Continued from Page 1
fought in the last years of
World War II.
EVER SINCE the U.S. im-
migration authorities first
moved, in the 1970's, to strip
the Cleveland auto mechanic
of his citizenship, Demjanjuk
has doggedly claimed he is the
victim of mistaken identity,
through a plot heinously hatch-
ed by the Soviet KGB in order
to strike fear into the hearts of
all those Ukrainian soldiers
who switched sides after their
capture by the Germans dur-
ing the war, and subsequently
managed to escape to the
Monday his version finally
underwent judicial scrutiny, as
the Jerusalem district court
opened the defense case in this
five-month-old trial. Blowing
kisses to spectators, Demjan-
juk told the court: "I am not
the man you want." He was
not, he said, "Ivan the
Apart from the massive
weight of meticulous evidence
amassed and submitted by the
state prosecutor and his
assistants during the long
months of daily hearings,
Demjanjuk must overcome the
near-collapse of his own
defense team.
EARLIER this month he in-
formed the court that he had
decided to fire his longtime at-
torney, Mark O'Connor, of
Buffalo, N Y. for
Judge Dov Levin was plainly
reluctant to accede to the
defendant's insistent demand
that O'Connor step down. He
warned repeatedly that the
defense would receive no fur-
ther delays or recesses in
which to prepare its witnesses.
But Demjanjuk was ada-
mant. He had consulted, he ex-
plained, with his whole family,
and they decided together that
O'Connor was handling the
case badly. They were looking
for a top American trial
lawyer. Their first choice,
John Broadley of Washington,
D.C. had declined. Meanwhile
their Israeli lawyer, Yoram
Sheftel, would lead, supported
by American attorney John
Sheftel, a relatively
unknown Tel Aviv attorney,
Not 'Kan'
has been at daggers drawn
with O'Connor almost from
the moment when O'Connor
hired him as his assistant. The
court has on occasion criticized
Sheftel for superficiality.
O'Connor accused Sheftel of
turning the family against him
after he has devoted six years
of his professional life to
defending Demjanjuk in the
passionate conviction that he
is innocent.
O'CONNOR, theatrical in
style but always courteous, has
won the grudging respect of
the bench and of the public,
following this traumatic trial
on television and radio.
It remains to be seen now
how the average Israeli will
stomach the additional trauma
of hearing the alleged Nazi
deathcamp guard defended in
Hebrew by a fellow-Israeli.
In his letter of resignation to
Judge Levin, O'Connor wrote
that he planned to adduce
"powerful evidence" to the ef-
fect that the key Trawniki
document is a forgery.
This document, supplied to
Israel by the Soviet authorities
through the good offices of
American oil billionaire Ar-
mand Hammer, purports to be
Demjanjuk's SS identification
card, issued to him at the SS
traing camp at Trawniki,
where he trained for his gory
duties at Treblinka.
O'Connor also wrote that he
intended to put on the witness
stand a man named Walter
Dubowitz who would attest
that he served as Demjanjuk's
superior officer in the
renegade army of Gen. Vlasov.
He would also adduce evidence
from two Soviet peasants who
drank with "Ivan" and would
testify that Demjanjuk is not
all this preparatory work
would not now properly be us-
ed and presented by Sheftel
and Gill.
There has even been specula-
tion here that without O'Con-
nor, who is fiercely anti-
Soviet, the defense might
change its tack altogether,
possibly even changing the
defendant's plea or seeking a
plea-bargain with the
Russia Feels
Continued from Page 1
join the initiative because
Israel then would be able to
live without fear of the Soviets
stationing missiles in Arab
The Sunday Israeli papers
also reported the arrival of the
first batch of advanced Soviet-
made MIG-29 fighters landing
in Syria next to stories about a
visit by a Soviet church delega-
tion to Jerusalem and a
scheduled 1989 visit of the Red
Army choir and the Bolshoi
Nineteen protesters were
arrested here Wednesday for
blocking the gates to the
Soviet Consulate, an action
they said was an attempt to
give the Soviet officials "trap-
ped" inside the consulate a
sample of what their govern-
ment regularly does to Jews.
"For decades, the Soviet
government has kept their
Jewish community hostage,
prisoners, trapped behind the
Iron Curtain," explained Greg
Smith, a vice president of the
Bay Area Council for Soviet
Jews (BACSJ) and one of
those arrested. "It is time for
the Soviet officials to unders-
tand what this experience is
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Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Spotlight On ... Alice Rosenthal
Seeming to glide from one
presidency to another, Alice
Rosenthal, the immediate past
president of the Tampa Jewish
Federation Women's Division,
appears very comfortable in
her new role as leader of the
Jewish Community Center.
Feeling that the JCC is on
the upswing and already mak-
ing a fresh start Alice said,
"the JCC shows the outside
world the credibility of the
Jewish community, and as a
prime goal I would like to see
this as the focal point of our
geographically spread out
"Working closely with
Sharon Mock, the executive
director, Sandie Ivers, the
camp director and Claudia
Valins, the preschool director,
I think we have a top notch
team concentrating on
reorganization and enhancing
the quality of the programs."
Rosenthal continues, "I find
that Sharon is realistic, not
Alice Rosenthal
idealistic in meeting the com-
munity needs. We will first
find out what the community
wants and then implement the
ideas with more volunteer help
on fundraising and active
There are about 300 campers
and counselors collecting
wonderful memories at the
JCC Day camp this summer.
TOP Grants To Non-Profits
Increase 150 Percent
TOP The Tampa Orlando
Pinellas Jewish Foundation,
Inc. (TOP) the endowment arm
of the Federation, distributed
$940,133 in grants in fiscal
year 1986-87, more than dou-
ble the previous year's total of
The number of non-profit
01 ganizations receiving grants
increased by 150 percent, for a
total of 120, as compared to 48
organizations in 1985-86.
In Tampa, 67 grants totaling
nearly $82,000 went to 27
organizations; in Orlando 146
grants totaling $443,951 went
to 51 groups; and in Pinellas,
89 grants totaling $414,333
went to 42 organizations.
Grants are made from
various funds established by
donors. The donor makes
recommendations for
charitable distributions, and
these recommendations are
approved by the Distribution
Committee of their respective
The Tampa Trustees for
TOP, who also serve as the
Distribution Committee, are
Les Barnett, Bill Kalish,
George Karpay, Erwin Katz,
and Blossom Leibowitz.
''This has been a
phenomenal year for TOP,"
said Mark W. Glickman, TOP's
executive director. "We in-
creased our assets by 57 per-
cent, as we added $2.8 million
for a total of $7.8 million. We
also gave out grants of almost
$1 million. All of this was ac-
complished with an operating
budget of $94,000, which came
from the three Federations."
Glickman felt that all three
communities should be proud
of the tremendous growth
TOP is experiencing. "Philan-
thropic advised funds are an
excellent way for many people
to accommodate their
charitable giving plans," he
Anyone interested in infor-
mation on starting a fund
within TOP should contact
Glickman at (305) 740-7332 or
TOP Jewish Foundation, Inc.,
235 S. Maitland Avenue. Suite
109, Maitland, Fl 32751.
Tampa Museum of Art
Great jazz by Ernie "Cal'
Calhoun and the All Stars com-
bined with a beautiful sunset
are the ingredients for the
Sunday at Sunset program at
the Tampa Museum of Art on
Aug. 9 from 5-8 p.m.
The Museum's location of-
fers a beautiful sunset view of
the Hillsborough River and the
University of Tampa a
relaxing environment to listen
to the sounds of all-time jazz
favorites such as Charlie
Parker, Miles Davis, Sonny
Rollins and others, as well as
some original compositions by
Ernie Calhoun and the All
Stars. f
Calhoun has performed in
several clubs in the Bay area,
playing mostly what he called
"straight ahead jazz" with
tenor sax, piano, bass and
A $3 donation is requested.
Snacks and refreshments are
available. Don't miss this jazzy
"Sunday at Sunset," Aug. 9
from 5-8 p.m.
(Editor's note: Each of them
passes my door laughing and
This year's emphasis will be
on the children. There are
about 132 students enrolled
for the Fall pre-school pro-
gram, with 86 of those at the
JCC North Branch. Besides
the general pre-school cur-
riculum, Alice talked about the
addition of a Jewish educator
who will focus on that which
makes this school unique, in-
jecting a "little yiddishkeit",
teaching the holidays, rituals,
customs, songs, and creating a
Jewish experience.
In addition to the pre-school
the JCC will offer an afternoon
Kindergarten enrichment pro-
gram and continue with the se-
cond home.
The golden agers and others
will be ready to roll when the
new van arrives in October.
The van is being made
available through a grant from
the Department of
Alice is married to Stanley
Rosenthal, a pediatrician and
they have three children
Monica, Danny, and Marissa.
Assisting Alice as officers of
the Jewish Community Center
are three vice presidents,
Joyce Tawil, Patty Kalish, and
Barry Karpay; Treasurer,
Martin Fried; secretary Lyn
Meyerson; members at large,
Louise Eatroff, David Boggs,
Karen Berger, and Esther
Segall; and immediate past
president, Leo Tobin.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Bruce
LeVine announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Ellyne
June Nordlinger to Richard
Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Myers of Clearwater.
Ellyne is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard LeVine
of Chicago.
Ellyne received the Bachelor
of Arts degree in economics
from Northwestern Universi-
ty. She is currently an in-
surance agent with Warren
Hoffman, Todd and Associates
Richard received his
Bachelor of Science and
Master of Science degrees in
hotel management from
Florida International Univer-
sity. He is currently a vice
president with Plenums
An October wedding is plan-
ned at the Centre Club in
Needed for light pick-up and delivery. Have good
transportation. Excellent appearance. 35/45 years
old. $125.00 wk while training.
for appointment.
Tampa Jewish Community
Joins City Centennial
When Jose Marti visited Tampa in 1891, Edward
Steinberg introduced Marti and donated all the money in
the treasury of the Jewish Club for the Cuban struggle.
In 1895 Rosh Hashonah was celebrated at the Masonic
Temple with 125 people in attendance. Salmon Brash con-
ducted the services and M.H. Cohen (Walter Kessler's
grandfather) gave the sermon.
In 18% the Tampa City Council gave a deed to Congrega-
tion Schaarai Zedek for a Jewish cemetery at North
Boulevard and Ola Street.
If you are interested in being a part of writing a history
of the early Jews of Tampa, call either Goldie Shear or the
Tampa Jewish Federation office.
Photography For Kids
photos to darkroom pro-
cedures. Children will also
make their own pinhole
cameras and sun prints. (Each
student should have access to a
Photography For Kids (Aug.
11-14), ages 8-12. Richard
Dubin. a Tampa photographer,
will help the young shutter-
bugs become familiar with all
aspects of the photographic
process, from composing good
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Continued from Preceding Page
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, August 7, 1987
Iran-Contra Hearings
Reveal Nature of Americans
The Iran-Contra hearings are ended. The
legacy to the nation is revealing far more of
the American people themselves than of the
principal actors in the hearings. The
American people have demonstrated that
they are incapable of understanding or else
that they do not care about the deception,
the shredding of evidence and the arrogance
of those who have violated the most fun-
damental principles and institutions upon
which this nation stands.
On the contrary, far from expecting
even demanding a sense of contrition in
those who have committed the violations,
the American people would have them
rewarded as heroes.
Nor is the Congress, that body which con-
stituted itself as a committee empowered by
American process to investigate such
outrageous behavior, sufficiently free from
the ignorance, the illiteracy, the lack of
education and the failure of commitment to
moral principle in the American people to
have stood forthrightly and in unison to
declare its revulsion for the incompetence of
President Reagan and the frank dissembling
and confessed lying of the principal actors in
the hearings.
Quite the contrary. To the likes of Lt. Col.
Oliver North and Admiral John Poindexter,
the Congress bowed, scraped and fawned
upon them especially North's "bravery"
and "integrity" at the same time that it
presumed to chasten them. The Congress
kept on eye on the public's favor rather than
teaching it the immense proportions of the
tragedy that the Iran-Contra affair has
brought to us all.
A Tragic Disarray
America's ranks are in tragic disarray to-
day. Of the President's incompetence his
utter failure to know what American
democracy is all about the Tower Com-
mission merely used a bureaucratic
euphemism when it declaimed upon Mr.
Reagan's "management style."
In faint and distant recall of a similarly-
constituted Congressional committee in the
Watergate affair, when members of both
parties methodically examined evidence and
in unity called the Nixon Administration
what it in fact was a traitorous aggregate
of men committed to short-circuit the
American democratic process the present
committee came off as a quarrelsome bunch
of hypocritical, barking advocates as
members of the committee sounded off in
debate with one another according to their
Democratic or Republican affiliations.
Attack on Metzenbaum
No wonder then that most Americans,
with little or no knowledge of what even an
average high school student knew about
civics, say, 30 years ago, came to see Con-
gress as the heavy, President Reagan as a
victim of partisanship, and Col. North as a
It is only in such an atmosphere of crude
ignorance and frank American illiteracy that
the Washington Post last week could
disclose the spawning of yet another Senate
Republican campaign document that calls
Democratic Senator Howard Metzenbaum
of Ohio a "Communist sympathizer," a buzz-
word in the extreme rightwing for "Jew."
The document suggests ways to attack
Metzenbaum's record, character and
It describes his membership in "Com-
munist causes" and even says that the GOP
has evidence that his "Communist sym-
pathies have found their way onto the
Senate floor."
Object of the campaign document was to
play dirty tricks on Metzenbaum in prepara-
tion for next year's Senate elections in
which the Ohio legislator faces as opponents
either Cleveland's Mayor George Voinovich
or Ohio Rep. Bob McEwen.
A GOP Senate committe has identified
Donald Walter Jr. as author of the document
for which former research director, Mark
Lied, did the "research."
Pity Our Constitution
What in the world has Watergate taught
the Republican Party which, twice since
1972, has confounded the nation with in-
credible presidential arrogance and ig-
norance for which there never has been a
statement from either leader of remorse, let
alone regret?
What in the world has the Iran-Contra af-
fair taught us when, only this week, Presi-
dent Reagan was quoted as believing that
the hearings show him conclusively that no
laws were broken?
And what in the world do the increasing
number of bumper stickers on Dade County
cars declaring "Ollie for President" tell us
about Americans on the cusp of celebrating
the 200th anniversay of the Constitution of
the United States? *
If America's leaders show themselves as
power-hungry, greedy and indifferent to our
freedoms, can the nation's people be far
Pity our democracy. Pity our Constitution.
60 Rep. 's Sign Letter
Urge Japanese Invite to Israel
Sixty House members have
signed a letter to Nobuo Mat-
sunaga, the Japanese Am-
bassador to the United States,
urging that Jerusalem be in-
vited to send representatives
to a World Conference of
Historical Cities to be held in
Kyoto in November.
"Any conference on the im-
pact of the major cities of the
world on the history of
mankind would be noticeably
incomplete without a discus-
sion of the historical contribu-
tions of the city of Jerusalem,"
the Congressmen stressed in
the letter initiated by Reps.
Mel Levine and Robert Matsui
(both D., Calif.). "In this case,
such an omission is so blatant
and unjustified that it raises
concerns of political bias and
prejudice," the letter said.
Jerusalem was first raised
with Matsunaga in May by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith. Abraham Fox-
man, at that time the ADL's
associate national director, in
a letter to the Ambassador,
noted that "not to have
Jerusalem, is, in our judge-
ment, unjustified and raises
questions as to whether there
is some political bias at work
This fear appears justified
from the reply Foxman, now
national director, received this
month from Koichi Haraguchi,
the Japanese Embassy's
counselor for public affairs.
Haraguchi said that Foxman's
letter was sent to the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo,
which then received from the
City of Kyoto several reasons
for not inviting Jerusalem, in-
cluding a decision that since
Jerusalem's status was the
"subject of political controver-
sies as reflected in the debate
at the United Nations," the
Israeli capital would not be in-
vited "irrespective of its long
history and tradition."
Enclosed with Haraguchi's
letter was a copy of the Dec.
15, 1980 UN General
Assembly resolution rejecting
the Knesset action annexing
all of Jerusalem and declaring
the city Israel's capital. Japan
voted for the resolution.
Foxman replied to the Am-
bassador last week that "Un-
fortunately, Jerusalem's exclu-
sion from the Kyoto con-
IMf _
ference is not an isolated in-
stance of Japanese political
bias against Israel. Your
government's open support for
the Arab boycott, its refusal to
engage in scientific exchanges
and to promote cultural ties
with Israel have contributed to
the coolness that has
characterized the two coun-
tries' relations for more than a
echoed by Jess Hordes,
associate director of the
ADL's Washington office.
Hordes also noted that "No
Japanese official of ministerial
rank has ever visited Israel."
Haraguchi, who could not be
reached for comment Monday,
also stressed in his letter that
the City of Kyoto wanted "to
make it clear" that its decision
does not reflect any "racial or
religious bias."
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Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 5
A Modern Approach To
Modigliani and Mozart
Remember when a mouse
was a small gray furry animal
with a long thin tail, that caus-
ed mom to rocket far beyond
her natural ability onto the
nearest piece of upholstery in a
hysterical screaming frenzy?
How about long walks to the
neighborhood hardware store
to buy some rope, pliers, and
electrical tape? Why does my
keyboard have a terminal case
of software-itis? If you're not
sure what these mean .. ask
a Hillel student. They're put-
ting aside chocolate chips for a
byte of computer chips and
This fall, along with 9 new
computers, Hillel will offer a
new computer science pro-
gram. According to Mr.
Agostino DeGennaro, (who
wrote the course outline),
"This is a comprehensive pro-
gram for the students which
encompasses the history of
computers as well as practical
application to our society."
Responsible for setting up the
first computer courses in
Hillsborough County, Mr.
DeGennaro feels that many of
Hillel's students are already
semi-literate and this gives
them the chance to polish-up
their skills. "Teaching the
children to program, is giving
them a new language.. .the
language of the future. Giving
them fundamentals, shows
how people make computers
do what we want them to!"
The course outline begins
with computer systems and
how they've evolved from a
large mechanical room-size
machine in the 40's to the table
top versions; due to research
advances in digital electronics.
It continues by examining
the role of the computer and
how it is used today. Finally
basic programming is in-
troduced to give the children
working knowledge on using
the computer.
The newest member of
Hillel's faculty, Mrs. Linda Orr
Byrd, will be teaching the
classes. "The children gain a
greater awareness of the
technical age that they're in
the midst of..."
Israel's Minister of Health, Shoshana Arbeli-Almoslino, signs
agreement on behalf of the Government of Israel for funding com-
pletion of the Haifa Medical Center. Looking on is Ernest Zelig,
president of Bnai Zion, America's largest Zionist fraternal
organization, committed to raising funds for the project.
Tell Our Advertisers,"/ Saw It
In The Jewish Floridian."
"We ought to hear at least
one little song every day, read
a good poem, see a first rate
painting, and if possible speak
a few sensible words." John
This is exactly what the
school's new music and arts
program at Hillel will offer.
"Developing skills in the fine
arts, creativity and enrich-
ment of the aesthetic ex-
perience," led Headmaster,
Joachim Scharf to initiate a
new Art program at the
Children have the unique
ability to freely respond to the
environment around them.
They utilize their individual ex-
perience and integrate it with
their artistic materials to make
it "their own". The program
will bring a great range of
materials for the children to
explore and aid in the develop-
ment of that expression as well
as cultivate a sense of
Singing songs is not new to
the school. As a matter of fact,
it has carried many tunes
throughout the city. This year
a school choir will enhance an
expanded music program.
Through the combined study
of American Heritage in music
and Israeli Culture, the pro-
gram directs itself to senstitiz-
ing the students to music ap-
preciation. Instrumental in-
struction will be added later in
the year.
Yiddish, the Jewish-German
language, sprinkled with
Hebrew terms, was the prime
language of the Jews of Cen-
tral and Eastern Europe.
"Including some Slavic words,
the language was invested
with a sanctity of its own (writ-
ten in Hebrew letters), over a
period of centuries, and was
used by Torah and Talmud
students to interpret and com-
ment on the sacred texts!"
Since the WWII-Holocaust,
the language has been on the
decline, but small groups of
Yiddish speaking people re-
main in the U.S., Israel, amd
many other countries. Upper
grade students will now be of-
fered Yiddish as an elective.
Our Students Learn Better
After all that has been said about our
innovative bi-cultural program, one thing
is still most important Our students
Itam better.
In recent national testing, Hillel School
students finished between 1-4 years
above their grade level in ev0ry category.
For more information call 875-8287 or write: Hillel School of Tampa, 501 S. Habana
Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33609.
Readers Write
The article by Gordon Zacks
(July 10), "Linder 'Cause
Celebre' Because He Was A
Jew," was misdirected: There
was no attempt to put any
historical context into the arti-
cle. After the colonial insurrec-
tion in the United States
(1776), those who remained
loyal to the British crown had
their lands confiscated and
were often tarred-and-
feathered; go to the Maritime
provinces of eastern Canada
and read how the rebellion to
the south is described there
(much like Zack described the
Sandinistas). Just so with the
Sandinistas, who punish those
who oppose their lawful
government. Nor did Zack
reflect on the Somoza govern-
ment, who allowed exploita-
tion by Jews and others of the
local population, and nary
mentioned a word about what
the Contras had to offer that
was better than the present
regime. It could also be men-
tioned that Israel did little to
alleviate the situation by being
the gunrunner for the United
States to the Contra
mercenaries. But it is not the
intent of this letter to belabor
the case for either side, but to
place Linder's misguided
idealism in its proper context
that of being Jewish instead
of an internationalist.
The real pity of Benjamin
Linder's case was that he was
killed in a non-Jewish cause in
a non-Jewish land. It is the
saddest of commentaries, that
with a real Jewish homeland in
Israel, he could not bring
himself to champion that cause
but chose to throw his life and
talents away on the struggles
of some non-Jewish people.
Unlike other ethnic groupings,
many Jews seem to hide what
they are, to disguise their
traditional religion under
"modern" (Christian, western
trapping are the same as
"modern") wrappings. All that
American Judaism has
established are the seeds for
its own destruction, its cham-
pionship of pluralism dilutes
its strength just as liberalism
does, for if there is no dif-
ference between religious and
ethnic groups/races worth be-
ing exclusionist about, then
why bother to be Jewish. How
many Jewish people know
their own language, which is
Hebrew, just as the im-
migrants knew their Yiddish
or Ladino. Linder is just one
more reflection on the Jew in
Exile, intent on self-
destruction in causes other
than his own.
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Menorah Manor's Next Generation
Invites You To .
Austrian Press Succumbs
To Frank Anti-Semitism
. Take out your dancing
shoes and your party clothes.
It's time to cruise into the
sunset with Menorah Manor's
Next Generation.
The group is sponsoring a
sunset cruise aboard the Belle
of St. Petersburg, Sunday,
Aug. 16. The boat will depart
from the St. Petersburg Pier,
401 Second Ave. NE, at 5:30
p.m., returning at 9:30 p.m.
The evening will feature a buf-
fet supper (dietary laws will be
observed) and entertainment
by The Q.E. Staging
The Next Generation is the
most recent addition to our
Menorah Manor Family, com-
prised of individuals between
the ages of 25-45. The group's
purpose at the Home is to
heighten awareness about
issues pertaining to aging and
long term care, as weil as in-
creasing familiarity and in-
volvement with Menorah
These objectives will be
achieved through social func-
tions among participants,
educational programs and fun-
draising activities, such as the
sunset cruise.
As the event is being under-
written by some generous
donors, all proceeds from the
cruise will be used to purchase
a special piece of equipment
directly benefitting the
Residents of Menorah Manor.
There is a $30 donation per
person for the cruise. Please
respond by August 3. Casual
attire is acceptable.
For reservations or addi-
tional information, call us at
345-2775, or contact one of the
following Next Generation
members: Steering
Menorah Manor Resident
Celebrates 101st Birthday
Menorah Manor Resident
Jacob Marx celebrated his
101st birthday with a grand
party attended by many of his
family members.
The Menorah Manor ac-
tivities room was decorated
with baloons and signs, and a
beautiful cake was made
especially for" the home's
oldest Resident. He was also
presented with an over-sized
birthday card, which was made
by a staff member and signed
by all.
The biggest surprise,
however, was the appearance
of an Eastern Onion singing
telegram, who sang to Mr.
Marx and presented him with
Members of the broadcast
media also attended the event,
filming the party for their
television newscast.
Mr. Marx came to the United
States from Poland when he
was four years old. A retired
Metropolitan Life Insurance
salesman, Mr. Marx moved to
Palm Harbor eight years ago
from New Jersey. He has been
a Menorah Manor Resident for
one year.
Committee-Jonathan and
Shari Fuss, Ronnie and Dana
Gilbert, Steve and Linda Grau,
Jay and Terri Gross, Barbara
Samson, Tom Silverberg,
Craig and Jan Sher, Mandel
and Karen Sher, Lee Tobin,
Don Weinbren, Ronnie and
Jayne Weissman, Pam Witt-
n'er. Jay Gross serves as chair-
man of the Next Generation.
Early Registration
Urged For All
New Students
Beginning Monday, Aug. 3,
all public schools in
Hillsborough County had.per-
sonnel on duty to register
students new in the county and
students who have moved
from one school attendance
area to another. This registra-
tion includes new
kindergarten students and
first grade students who will
be attending Hillsborough
County Public Schools.
Hillsborough County school of-
ficials urge all students to be
registered as soon as possible
and not wait until the first day
of classes, Monday, Aug. 31.
Florida law states that
children five years old on or
before Sept. 1, may be enrolled
in kindergarten for the 87-88
school year.
Children who are six years
old on or before Sept. 1, and
who have completed a suc-
cessful year of kindergarten
(public or private) may be
enrolled in first grade for the
87-88 school year.
Numerous anti-Semilir
statements have surfaced in
the Austrian press along with
st rong criticism of the United
States in the wake of the
American action barring Kurt
Waldheim. This was revealed
in a survey of Austrian print
media commissioned by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
Titled "Waldheim and the
Watch List Decision: Anti-
American and Anti-Semitic
Reporting in Austrian Print
Media," the report said that
"the intensity and emo-
tionalism of the anti-Semitic
prejudice by far exceeds the
anti-American comments." It
added that anti-Semitism is
"deeply rooted" in the
Austrian press.
ADL national director, said "it
. is particularly disturbing that
the Austrian people who
elected Kurt Waldheim Presi-
dent despite his Nazi past,
should now add insult to injury
by venting their anger against
Jews who were the victims of
The survey, conducted for
the ADL by the Department of
Journalism and Communica-
tion Research at the Universi-
ty of Vienna, sampled 458 ar-
ticles which appeared in
Austria's four largest daily
newspapers, two weekly
magazines, as well as the press
releases of the three biggest
political parties in Parliament.
Among the report's findings
were the following:
Anti-Semitic comments ap-
peared in more than a fifth of
the articles dealing with
Waldheim. Among them:
"Jewish wirepullers," "Jewish
greediness," "Jewish
manhunt" and "Jewish
Austria's largest circula-
tion daily, Neue Kronen
Zeitung, made anti-Semitic
references in more than a third
of its stories.
The press service of the
Christian-Conservative Party
(OVP) suggested "Jewish
backers" or "a worldwide con-
spiracy" were behind the
American action against
Criticism of the U.S. in-
cluded use of numerous anti-
American comments question-
ing the "legality of the
American procedure," the
alleged "interests behind it,"
and the "dubious motives" and
"insufficient knowledge" of
the Waldheim case on the part
of Americans and the U.S.
INCLUDED IN the survey
were the Austrian dailies Neue
Kronen Zeitung, .Kurier Die
Presse and Salzburger
Nachrichten, the Austrian
weekly newsmagazines Profil
and Die Furche and the press
services of the political parties
SPO: Sozialistische Partei
Osterreichs (social
democratic), OVP: Oster-
reichische Volkspartei (conser-
vative) and FPO: Freiheitliche
Partei Osterreichs
The survey was coordinated
by Theodore Freedman, direc-
tor of the ADL's office in
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Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 7
Recent archaeology has
revealed that at the time of the
prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah,
Jerusalem was one of the
largest cities in the world, with
a population of about 100,000
people. This important
discovery raised a fundamen-
tal question: How could
primitive agriculture on poor
soil with little rain feed one of
the most vibrant cities of all
To probe this riddle, the
Jewish National Fund, respon-
sible for afforestation and land
reclamation in Israel, has
assembled a team to restore
the ancient, terraces on the
slopes of 2,585-foot Mount
Eitan, just five miles west of
Jerusalem, cultivating those
mountain plots with tradi-
tional techniques. The modern
pioneers, now in their second
year at the 17f>-am> Sataf
Biblical Farming and Recrea-
tional Park, have already un-
covered a number of long-
forgotten practices.
The JNF project, however,
offers much more than
answers to historical ques-
tions. The Sataf effort is
demonstrating that newly
rediscovered ancient farming
practices may help make the
difference between adequate
food and the tragedy of famine
in developing countries.
The techniques will be
especially useful for moun-
tainous regions with few water
resources. Sataf has two spr-
ings which supply the terraced
hillside with a total of four
cubic meters of water per hour
in summer and twice that
amount in winter. Each spring
Scientists Plead for Lerner's
Safe Exit from Soviet Union
NEW YORK Hundreds of computer scien-
tists meeting in Seattle for the
Sixth National Conference on
Artificial Intelligence appealed
to Soviet authorities to allow
their colleague, Prof. Alex-
ander Lemer of Moscow, to
emigrate, according to the
Committee of Concerned
Lerner, 73, a cyberneticist,
is one of the longest-term
refuseniks, first applying to
emigrate in 1971. He was
refused that year, and many
times subsequently, on the
basis of knowledge of "state
secrets," although prior to
1971 he had traveled to the
West for scientific symposia
with testimony by his highest
supervisor to the KGB that
Lerner was not privy to state
Lerner and his late, wife,
Judith, who died in 1981, had
two small daughters before
World War II who were killed
at Babi Yar with their grand-
parents. Lerner had taken the
girls, ages three and five, to
his native Vinnitsa in 1941 for
vacation with their grand-
parents, two weeks before the
German invasion on June 22.
After the war, the Lerners
had two other children, Sonya
and Vladimir. Vladimir is cur-
rently a Moscow refusenik and
Sonya Lerner Levin lives in
Rehovot, Israel. Lerner was
among eight people cited
earlier this year by the Soviets
as never to be permitted to
emigrate on grounds of "na-
tional security."
The petition on behalf of
Lerner was circulated by
Judea Pearl, a professor of
computer science at UCLA
and a member of the Commit-
tee of Concerned Scientists, an
independent organization of
5,000 American scientists and
engineers dedicated to scien-
tific freedom and human rights
of colleagues worldwide.
Due To Meet
Secretary of State George
Shultz and Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze will discuss human
rights issues when they meet
in Washington Sept. 15-17, the
State Department said last
Thursday (July 30).
Department spokesman
Charles Redman said that
although arms control will be
the major topic, "We shall also
use the occasion to press for
further progress on human
rights and humanitarian
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also feeds a pool cut into roek.
The farm is fed by hand-cut
channels that carry the water
from the pools to the various
level terraced plots built down
the length of the hillside.
So far, JNF farmers have
been raising enough food to
provide themselves with full
tables plus a surplus which is
sold in the health food stores of
Jerusalem. Currently, there
are seven to eight dunams (two
acres) under cultivation, and
the two springs are more than
adequate to keep the
vineyards, vegetable plots and
fruit trees thriving. With
careful planning, the farmers
are convinced that they have
enough water to put 70
dunams (18 acres) of terraces
under cultivation. The lesson
learned is that primitive
doesn't necessarily mean inef-
ficient. And it's all grown just
as it was when Solomon sat on
the throne: plowing with a
donkey, using organic fer-
tilizers and a number of sim-
ple, efficient techniques which
had been forgotten for cen-
turies through the growth of
modern agriculture.
While Sataf is a research site
for evaluating ancient farm
techniques, it is also a "living"
museum. Plans call for a study
center and exhibits of such
rural biblical activities as oil-
pressing,, wine-making, weav-
ing and baking.
The JNF project, visited
regularly by groups of school
children and a steady flow of
picnic-loving Israelis, is named
in honor of the late Israeli
general, Moshe Dayan. Day an
was an inveterate ar-
chaeologist and farmer who
had hoped one day to combine
these interests through
reconstructing a biblical farm
at Sataf.
JNF is doing this right now,
and, in the process, building an
agricultural museum which
will preserve ancient tradi-
tions and teach visitors the
many rediscovered farming
techniques of antiquity. Ap-
propriately, the Sataf farm
heralds as its motto the title of
Dayan's famous book, ''Living
with the Bible."
Terrace retainer walls developed by the Jewish National Fund at
the experimental farm in Sataf (above) are helping a team of
farmers examine the agricultural technology used during the
time of King David which enabled Jerusalem to prosper with its
poor soil and limited rainfall. Hillsides are terraced with re-
tainer walls made of stone. Runoff rainwater, which is not ab-
sorbed by the hard soil, travels down the hills and is captured in
these terraces. The water then trickles down through the stones to
each level, where it is absorbed by softened soil or channeled
through hand-carved irrigation trenches directly to individual
rows of vegetables. The staff at the Sataf farm now grows a large
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Ask Your Congressman.
One of the measures of how
democratic a nation is can be
found by studying how its laws
are made. The authors of our
Constitution understood that
the process must allow the
people and their represen-
tatives to deliberate and
debate our proposed laws in
the open. They outlined a
system that calls for careful
study of the issues by commit-
tees of legislators and an op-
portunity for public participa-
tion and testimony.
Because this is the bicenten-
nial anniversary of the foun-
ding of our Constitution, I feel
that this is an appropriate time
to examine how our democracy
makes its laws. After two hun-
dred years the process has
withstood the test of time.
When a proposed bill is in-
troduced, that bill is assigned a
number and referred to the
committee or committees that
have jurisdiction over the sub-
ject matter. Copies are printed
and made available to the
The committee's delibera-
tions are the most important
stage of the legislative pro-
cess. It is there that the detail-
ed study of the proposed
legislation is made and where
individuals are given the right
to present their views in public
Shas Sees Kayo
Gives Up Sole Authority Bid
ticipating defeat, the ultra-
Orthodox Shas Party decided
Wednesday (July 29) not to in-
troduce a proposed amend-
ment to the Rabbinical Courts
Adjudication Law which would
give the rabbinical courts the
sole authority to validate con-
versions, marriages and
divorces performed abroad.
Earlier, Shas indicated that
it would not introduce the pro-
posal if its political allies in
Knesset, including Likud,
could not guarantee sufficient
votes to pass the measure.
A Shas spokesman blamed
the National Religious Party
for not supporting the bill. "It
was the National Religious
Party which let us down," the
spokesman told reporters.
"Without the National
Religious Party we could
never have gotten a majority."
NRP warned Shas Tuesday
that he would not vote for the
bill because under Jewish law
it is forbidden to remind a con-
vert of his/her conversion.
The bill was seen as an at-
tempt by Shas to introduce
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through a back door changes in
the legal definition of "Who is
a Jew?" The ultra-Orthodox
would like to push legislation
through the Knesset which
would invalidate the conver-
sions performed by Conser-
vative and Reform rabbis
The Knesset will adjourn for
summer vacation next
Wednesday and the Shas
legislation cannot be acted
upon until the House
reconvenes in October.
But although Shas has lost
this battle, it has not given up
the fight. Shas spokesmen said
they would now press for in-
troduction of legislation mak-
ing it mandatory for converts
to Judaism to present a docu-
ment to the Interior Ministry's
Population Registry which
would provide full details of
how and by whom they had
been converted abroad.
indicate whether an Orthodox
rabbi performed the conver-
sion. People who had
undergone Orthodox conver-
sions would then be recognized
by the religious establishment
as acceptable for a Jewish
marriage. Reform and Conser-
vative converts would not be
recognized as valid Jews for
It is widely believed that
with the failure of the Shas
legislation, it will be easier for
Labor to garner a majority of
support for early elections and
dissolve the Likud-led unity
government. Shas had
threatened Likud that it would
support early elections if
Likud failed to guarantee
passage of the "Who is a
Jew?" amendments.
Observers said that Labor
had intensified efforts to
secure a majority to pass a bill
dissolving the Knesset and
calling for new elections.
Shinui MK Zeidan Atshe an-
nounced that he had changed
his mind and would support
early elections. Shas MK
Yaacov Yosef siad he, too,
would support early elections
because Likud "failed to honor
coalition commitments to
LABOR MKs reportedly
received strict orders not to
leave the country until the
Knesset recesses in order to
assure a majority of support
for dissolving the government.
Foreign Minister and Labor
Party leader Shimon Peres
scheduled a meeting Wednes-
day to evaluate the situation.
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hearings. Federal depart-
ments and agencies also have
the opportunity to present
their views before the commit-
tee. When appropriate, the
transcript of the testimony is
made available for inspection
by the public before the hear-
ings are concluded.
The committee's next step is
to meet in an executive session
often referred to as "mark-
up" sessions where the
members discuss the bill in
detail and consider any amend-
ments that may be offered.
Finally, the committee votes
whether to report the bill to
the full legislative body (House
or Senate) with or without
Once the bill has been
reported out of committee, it is
placed on the legislative calen-
dar to determine when it will
be considered by the full
House. In the Senate the
debate of the bill is unlimited
and called up by a motion of
the Majority Leader, but in the
House a resolution setting the
rules for the debate must first
be reported from the Rules
Committee. It is the Rules
Committee that determines
whether further amendments
will be allowed and how much
time will be spent deliberating
the bill.
The House and Senate then
debate and vote on the bills
their respective committees
have produced. Often, the
House and Senate versions dif-
fer in several important
aspects. When this occurs, a
conference committee has to
be appointed to reach a com-
promise on the two versions of
the legislation. The conference
committee then reports back
to the House and Senate the
final version of the bill and
both houses vote again on final
passage of the bill. If the bill
passes both houses, it is sent to
the President who either signs
the bill into law or vetoes it. In
the case of a veto, it would
take a vote by two-thirds of
each house to override the
It is important to unders-
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believe that our democracy is
becoming more participatory.
More than ever people are in-
terjecting themselves into the
legislative process by follow-
ing the issues with greater
awareness and contacting
their legislators more often.
This is a clear sign that after
two hundred years our na-
tion's democracy is vital and
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\lsrael Accedes
Will Okay NBC To Interview Officials
Ind Israel have reached an ac-
ird to end the ban on inter-
fiews with Israel's three top
eaders which was imposed in
[esponse to a critical program
In Israel since the Six-Day
/ar, following an agreement
hy NBC to air Israeli objec-
tions to the program.
LAST WEEK, the Israeli
government announced that
Vernier Yitzhak Shamir,
foreign Minister Shimon
.Jeres and Defense Minister
Vitzhak Rabin would refuse in-
terviews to the network's cor-
respondents and would not ap-
pear on NBC news programs
>ecause NBC had not respond-
ed to the government's letters
pf protest against the
[documentary, "Six Days Plus
20 Years: A Dream Is Dying."
Shamir's spokesman, Avi
Panzer, said last week that the
program, narrated by Tom
Brokaw and broadcast July 1,
was a "completely biased and
one-sided documentary on
Israel." Panzer complained
that only non-representative
Israeli officials were inter-
viewed on camera.
IN TURN, NBC complained
that the officials' refusal to be
interviewed constituted a
boycott of the network. The
Foreign Press Association in
Israel was reported examining
the issue, saying that a boycott
of a foreign news agency was a
dangerous and undemocratic
precedent similar to that prac-
ticed by the Soviet bloc
NBC vice president Ed
Planer was in Israel last week
In Caesarea
U.S. Team Resumes Dig,
Ultra-Orthodox Stand Down
rchaeological excavation at
aesarea halted last week by
ressure from ultra-Orthodox
ealots was resumed without
ncident Sunday morning.
But the dig was being con-
ucted by Israeli ar-
haeologists instead of the
merican volunteers headed
y Prof. Robert Bull, of Drew
niversity in Madison, N.J.
he excavation was halted by
Drew University president
Paul Hardin because of
ressure exerted on him by
ltra-Orthodox elements in the
A SMALL force of police
as present at the dig site but
as not called on to take any
ction, as no representatives
of the Atra Kadisha (protec-
tion of Jewish burial sites)
group appeared.
The work was resumed
under a special license issued
by the government's Depart-
ment of Antiquities, following
a visit to the site last week by
Education and Culture
Minister Yitzhak Navon.
While the U.S. ar-
chaeologists are now working
on another site some 500
meters away from the area of
the controversy, the Israelis
were Sunday completing
operations to ensure the safety
of the dig during the winter
The archaeologists, both
Americans and Israelis, insist
there are no Jewish graves at
the Caesarea site. The
religious zealots insist
know that there are.
Soviet Jewish Emigration to
Israel Reported At 807 in July
Soviet Jewish emigration
totalled 807 in July, the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
^Jewry reported Friday. The
1987 total for Soviet Jewish
^migration is 3,095, according
to NCSJ, the largest number
since 2,688 Jews left in 1982.
The Israeli Ministry of Im-
migration and Absorption
reported Thursday that 249
Soviet Jews arrived in Israel
this month, while NCSJ said
that total was 243. An NCSJ
spokesman attributed the dif-
ference to record-keeping
bout six Soviet Jews who ar-
rived in Israel late on June 30.
Israeli Minister of Immigrat-
ion and Absorption Yaacov
sur said that 1,056 Soviet
ews, or 39 percent of the
,688 who have left the USSR
his year, came to Israel.
Tsur expressed concern that
oviet authorities were gran-
oldbloom Wins
rictor Goldbloom, a
|roubleshooter for the national
wernment and a Jewish com-
lunal leader, has been elected
Resident of Canadian ORT.
ting visas only to veteran
refuseniks, and that the con-
tinued high "dropout rate"
from Israel of the emigres
would hinder chances of con-
tinued Soviet Jewish
to discuss the imbroglio with
media advisers to the three
leaders. At a meeting in
Jerusalem on Friday, Planer
agreed to permit an Israeli of-
ficial to explain Israel's objec-
tions to the program on the
"Today" show. NBC Israel
Bureau Chief Larry Weidman
acknowledged two "inac-
curacies" in the program but
denied it being either unfair or
unethical. Weidman said the
network stands "firmly behind
the program" but is "always
interested in hearing honest
In the program, Brokaw in-
terviewed both critics and ad-
vocates of the Israeli occupa-
tion of the West Bank and
Gaza, including a lengthy
discussion with various
members of the Angel family
of Jerusalem, who espoused
different views on the ad-
ministered territories and cur-
rent problems in Israel bet-
ween Jews and Palestinians.
HE ENDED the program
with a first-ever and warm
meeting between Jerusalem
rabbi and philosopher David
Hartman and Palestinian
spokesman Dr. Sari
Nusseibeh, a lecturer of
Medieval Moslem philosophy
at Bir Zeit University.
The program focused on
Israeli patrols of
neighborhoods in the ter-
ritories and Palestinian youths
throwing stones at the soldiers
and explaining their hatred of
them. An NBG correspondent,
Peter Kent, said of armed
Israeli civilians that "They
block us from recording face-
slapping and humiliating
As the camera panned
Palestinians lined up under
Israeli guard, awaiting iden-
tification checks and possible
arrest, Kent said, "This is
what Palestinians fear every
day: being in the wrong place
at the wrong time .. This is
what the occupation is all
THE NBC documentary was
but one of several aired recent-
ly on the occasion of the 20th
anniversary of Israel's ad-
ministration of the West Bank,
in addition to many newspaper
and magazine articles on the
subject, all of them highly
critical of Israeli policy
towards the territories and the
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Taking their demand to the heart of Moscow, refuseniks
Grigory and Tatyana Danovich, along with their six-year-old
daughter, Lilia, and infant son, Natan, stand on the steps of the
famed Lenin Library, bearing signs, 'Let Our Family Go to
Israel.' The photo was obtained by the Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry from noted American photo journalist, Ricki Rosen. In
what may be a sign of the times of 'glasnost,' police allowed the
Danoviches to demonstrate for five days.
The Public Broadcasting
System aired two strong
documentaries on the issue
prior to the NBC program, one
by Israeli filmmaker Ofra
Bikel, who lives in New York,
and another by a British Jew,
Victor Shoenfeld. Criticism of
these by the Israel govern-
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Congregations/Organizations Events
40 Isn't Fatal! Group
Drinks and Dinner! The Tam-
pa Bay Jewish Singles do not
discriminate by age, but we do
have a special sub-group for
those around the 40-70 age
group. This group will be
meeting at the Countryside
Brown Derby, 3099 US 19 N,
on Saturday, August 8, for
drinks and dinner. Look for
Linda, our hostess who will be
wearing a flower, in the bar
starting at 6 p.m. Then stay
with your new friends for din-
ner. Call Linda at 397-4957 for
more information or
Happy Hour: The new
Penrod's Palace will be the
spot for socializing on Tues-
day, Aug. 11, beginning at
5:30 p.m. Look for Lynn, our
hostess wearing a flower, or
call her at 441-8249 for more
information or directions.
Board Meeting: The Tampa
Bay Jewish Singles Council
monthly board meeting will be
held on Wednesday, Aug. 12,
at the Tampa JCC, 2808
Horatio Street, beginning at 7
p.m. We are a volunteer
organization and we are only
as great as those volunteers!
Please join us in our planning
for the future needs of the
Jewish Singles in the Tampa
Bay area. Call Rich, 988-9273,
or Sandy, 797-3536, for more
Jassline Kick-off Dance:
Come help us celebrate our
new Jassline Telephone Infor-
mation System with a
Hawaiian party/dance at Ruth
Eckerd Hall Great Room. This
is our main event for Ju-
ly/August and will be held on
Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning
at 8:30 p.m. Jassline is a
recorded telephone message of
all the happenings for Jewish
Singles in the Tampa Bay
area. Wear Hawaiian-type
clothes and plan to have some
good times, Singles Style.
Please RSVP by Aug. 11, with
check made payable to TBJSC
and mail to TBJSC, 2808
Horatio Street, Tampa, FL
33609. Cost: RSVP $5 for
members, $8 for non-
members. At-the-door $10 for
members, $13 for non-
members. Check-out the new
Jasslines at 960-5277
(Hillsborough) or 736-5277
Happy Hour: Eva will be
hosting this happy hour at
Sigi's, in the Marriott at 1001
Westshore, in Tampa. Make
new friends beginning at 5:30
p.m. on Wednesday, the 19th
of August. Call Eva at
963-7753 for more information
or directions.
Rep. Davis To Speak
on Pay Equity USF's FMHI
State Rep. Helen Gordon
Davis (D-64) will speak on
"Pay Equity" at noon, Thurs-
day, Aug. 13 at the University
of South Florida's (USF)
Florida Mental Health In-
stitute (FMHI), Room H-328.
The program, sponsored by
the Women's Information Net-
work (WIN), is free and open
to the public. Jini Hanjian,
WIN spokesperson, suggests
participants bring brown bag
"We invited Rep. Davis to
speak about pay equity
because she has been a leader
APAVide World Photo
SELF PORTRAIT: Reproduction of a photograph that is said to
show an oil-on-carton self-portrait try Adolf Hitler is announced
by Werner Maser, a West German historian, who has written
many books about the Nazi dictator. Painted in 1925, the portrait
is now in the possession of an Austrian family. Master says he
first discovered the portrait in 1974 but did not check out its
authenticity until recently while doing research for a new book.
in the state on this issue,"
Hanjian said. "We hope others
in the area will join us."
For more information call
Hanjian at 974-4500 or Sandra
Lachs 974-4533.
On Friday, Aug. 14, at 8
p.m., Mr. Gary Dolgin will
speak from the pulpit at Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek. His
topic will be "American-Israel
Partnership." Gary attended
the APAC Conference in
Washington, D.C. in May of
this year under the Zbar
Scholarship, and will share
some of his reactions to that
He became interested in
Israeli politics in 1980 when he
won the UAHC-HUC National
Essay Contest, and subse-
quently toured Israel for six
weeks. In 1983, he spent an ad-
ditional period in Israel on Kib-
butz Ein Shema. He is the son
of Drs. David and Ann Dolgin,
and will begin Law School at
the University of Florida this
Membership Pool Party
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
p.m. 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,
961-6908; Stacy Karb,
685-8586; and Elen Silverman,
(ADVISOR) 872-4451! We look
forward to hearing from you!
Wine and Cheese
Membership Social
Wine, cheese and "what-the-
North Tampa Reform Jewish
Congregation-is-all-about" will
be offered to any interested
residents of the Tampa Bay
area on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8
p.m. In the hospitable am-
biance of a private home, the
congregation's social commit-
tee members and members of
the board of directors will be
available to answer questions
and extend a warm welcome to
people considering affiliation
or those simply desiring infor-
mation or a chance to meet
Anyone who would like to at-
tend is requested to phone
Sara Stern of the social com-
mittee at 962-4959. Atten-
dance does not incur obligation
and all interested persons are
Religious School
When the Religious School
for the North Tampa Reform
Jewish Congregation opens
tor the coming year it will have
a new look above and
beyond, even, the traditional
new outfit for the New Year:
Starting in September, classes
will be held in the Morning
Star School, 210 Linebaugh
Avenue (one block east of
Florida Avenue).
At Morning Star School
students will enjoy the advan-
tages of fully equipped in-
dividual classrooms and the
traditional school environment
so conducive to learning.
An advantage that parents
can enjoy is the school's early
registration discount, the
deadline for which is Aug. 21.
Registration forms are
available in the August con-
gregation bulletin, or from
Cantor/School Principal Vikki
Silverman, 949-0115.
Religious School will be in
session from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
each Sunday, except for the
6th and 7th grades of the B'nai
Mitzvah class which will con-
tinue until 12:30 p.m.
Choosing A Name
Known in the community as
a participatory congregation,
the North Tampa Reform
Jewish Congregation is
demonstrating consistency in
urging all members to take
part in the one-time opportuni-
ty of choosing the new, official,
permanent congregation
According to committee
chairman Lili Kaufmann, over
20 names are under considera-
tion, each of which has been
suggested by a congregant.
Confidential ballots have been
mailed requesting one vote per
adult member. The final choice
will be revealed at the con-
gregation's installation of of-
ficers and annual meeting on
Sept. 12, at a location soon to
be announced.
Chabad Lubavitch
An excellent opportunity to
take a closer look at Torah
True Judaism is available now!
A women's class meets each
week to study the Torah por-
tion of the week and the ap-
plication of the eternal lessons
of the Torah to our modern
lives. The Torah is relevant to-
day as it was two thousand
years ago and it tells us how
we can live in 1987 to have a
fulfilled and happy life both
materially and spiritually.
Come try it and see what its
all about. Questions are
welcomed. Contact Chany
Mockin at the Chabad House
- 971-6234.
Membership Committee
Information Get-Together
The membership committee
of Congregation Kol Ami will
be holding a number of even-
ing coffees to introduce in-
terested families and in-
dividuals to the congregation,
its leadership, and many of its
Kol Ami, a conservative con-
gregation located in North
Tampa, offers a full range of
religious, educational and
social activities. Its profes-
sional staff, including Rabbi H.
David Rose, Cantor Samuel
Isaak, School Administrator
Beverly Fink, and others stand
ready to assist members in a
myriad of ways.
The first coffee will be held
at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24
at the home of Ronna and
Allan Fox, 13928 Pepperrell
Drive. Anyone interested in at-
tending this coffee, desiring
additional information, or
planning to attend a future
coffee, should call 963-6540.
Bar Mitzvah
Scott Lawrence Smud, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Diego Smud,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday,
Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. at Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek.
Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz will
The celebrant is a student in
the Schaarai Zedek Religious
School. Scott attends 9th
Grade at Turkey Creek Junior
High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fidlow
will host the Kiddush following
the services in honor of the oc-
casion and a reception Satur-
day at Scott's home.
Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday. 8 p.m.;
Saturday. 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan. 7:30 a.m.. 5:45 p.m.
3919 Moran Road 962-6338 Rabbi H. David Rose. Cantor Sam Isaak Services:
Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday. 9:30 a.m.
1718 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Herger. ha/.zan William
Haulx-n SankM Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Miman. 7:15.
8808 Swann Avenue 878-2877 Rabbi Richard .1. Birnholz, s.tyi.vs: Friday, 8
8418 Handy Road No, 108 Rabin Ynssi Dubrowski 882-8876 S.-rvuvs Friday
evening 7 p.m.: Saturday morning 9 'in a.m.
aeph Keratein, 1448 W. Buaefa Boulevard, Tampa. Fla. 33812, 848-0116. Con-
greganta officiating, Vilrid Silverman, Cantor Services al 8 p.m., fir*t and third Fri-
day "i" each month. Haaonk Community Lodge, 102 w Waters Avc (al i
P.O. Box 271157. Rabbi Vossie Dubrowski. Executive Director. 968-2317
13801 N 87th St. No. 1114. Rabbi Dovtd Mix-kin, 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.
634-9162, United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Street, Sun City Center, Ser-
vices: Friday. 8 p.m.
Reconstructionist Cambridge Woods 972-4433 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly
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Frisco Federation
Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
Rapped for Funding Its Own Israel Programs
The United Israel Appeal,
the central channel for money
raised in the United States for
use by the Jewish Agency for
Israel, has voted to condemn
the Jewish Federation here for
diverting $100,000 from the
Agency to fund its own Israel
Nevertheless, officials of the
Jewish Community Federation
of San Francisco, the Penin-
sula, Marin and Sonoma Coun-
ties (JCF) say that their action
succeeded in calling attention
to the need to reform the
Jewish Agency's funding pro-
cess. The JCF maintains that a
broad spectrum of American
Jews both inside and outside
that multimillion dollar philan-
thropic organization now
agree reforms are necessary.
THE UIA resolution, made
in Jerusalem before the Jewish
Agency assembly convened
June 21-25, will be delivered to
U.S. Jewish leaders by mail
within the week. It declares
opposition to "the actions of
the San Francisco Federation
in allocating funds and suppor-
ting programs in Israel outside
the normal process of the
Jewish Agency and outside the
united system of funding in the
United States."
JCF leaders insist, however,
that their message, if not the
means of the Federation's
campaign for reform, had been
endorsed overwhelmingly by
the Jewish Agency assemby.
But it was the means that
the UIA addressed in its
resolution because of the
fear that other Federations
might follow San Francisco's
lead and divert money from
the Jewish Agency.
While many Jewish leaders
agree with the goal of the JCF,
they don't agree with the idea
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of diverting money from the
THE JCF last year sought
to send a signal to the Jewish
Agency to alter its funding
priorities by allocating
$100,000 directly to special
projects aimed at promoting
democracy in Israel, including
Arab-Jewish relations; at im-
proving Israel-diaspora rela-
tions; and at encouraging
religious pluralism in Israel.
JCF leaders, heartened that
their program appeared to
have won the backing of
others, cited the following:
A resolution passed by the
600 delegates from Israel and
the diaspora at the Jewish
Agency assembly called on the
Agency, with its annual $400
million budget, to be "respon-
sive to innovative programs
and services in Israel" and to
develop a mechanism of fun-
ding those programs under
Agency auspices.
Two other resolutions asked
the Agency to look into pro-
jects that would promote
Israel-diaspora links on the
model of Project Renewal and
involve Israeli citizens without
regard to party affiliation.
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors Chairman Jerold
Hoffberger, an opponent of
JCF's strategy of diverting
funds, criticized the Israeli
arm of his organization for
making political appointments
at the expense of professional
expertise, and called for
greater participation by
diaspora Jews in helping Israel
promote Jewish pluralism and
Arab-Jewish tolerance.
HOFFBERGER suggested
reconstituting the Agency's
Board "to accommodate more
Israelis who would repre-
sent the whole spectrum of
their society," rather than
political parties.
A Louis Harris poll, made
public at the assembly, which
shows that U.S. Jewish
Federation, Zionist and
religious leaders, by a 61-22
percent margin, think that the
Jewish Agency "does not
reflect the composition of life
in the Jewish world today."
Close to half the respondents
give a negative rating to the
way the Agency allocates its
funds. The poll also indicates
that a majority of Jewish
leaders wants to have "more
say in the deliberations of the
Jewish Agency," based on
their belief that those who
raise money for the Agency
are simply not cut into the
decision-making process. For
former JCF president Ron
Kaufman, the UIA move was a
matter of bad timing. Kauf-
man, a member of the UIA
Board whose report defending
the JCF strategy prompted
the condemnatory resolution,
said he believes the vote would
not have taken place after the
Jewish Agency assembly.
CALLING THE 600-plus
delegates' acceptance of the
San Francisco-backed reform
resolutions "a real framework
for change," he singled out the
call for "creative, innovative
funding" as a sign that "the
programs San Francisco has
been concerned with can now
be taken up by the Jewish
Agency which was, and still
is our ultimate goal."
But even before that hap-
pens, the JCF has set aside
another $100,000 earmarked
for its projects outside Jewish
Agency channels a move
that its executive director,
Rabbi Brian Lurie, deems
necessary for the sake of fun-
ding momentum.
By comparison, the JCF's
regular allocation to the
Jewish Agency this year
comes to a record $7,812,587.
And while Jewish Agency of-
ficials still may reject the
Federation's tactics, JCF
overseas committee chairman
Richard Goldman is convinced
that both its method and its
message are necessary
catalysts for change.
THE FACT that the
Jewish Agency has come
around to our way of thinking
indicates that we have been
sending positive signals all
along," Goldman said. And
although "it's consoling to
know you're on the right
track," he added, "it's also
frustrating to see how long it
The JCF first informed the
Jewish Agency of its strategy
for reform in 1983.
While Federation leaders
generally are buoyed by/ the
currents of change within the
Jewish Agency, some sought
Community Calendar
Friday, August 7
Candlelighting time 7:56 p.m.
Saturday. August 8
6 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Countryside Brown Derby
6:30 p.m. National Council Jewish Women Summer
Saturday. August 15
8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Dance
Eckerd Hall Great Room
- 40 Isn't Fatal -
Monday, August 10
12:15 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Executive Board meeting
4:30 p.m. Mary Walker Apartments Board meeting
Tuesday. August 11
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Penrod's Palace
6:15 p.m. Tampa Jewish FederaUon B and P Board
7:30 p.m. Hillel School Board meeting
Wednesday. August 12
Jewish Community Food Bank
7 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Board meeting -
Tampa JCC
7:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation. Young Leadership
Development Steering Committee
Thursday. August 13
7:30 p.m. Menorah Manor House Committee
Friday. August 14
Candlelighting; time 7:50 p.m.
Sunday. August 16
9 a.m. Kol Ami SeaEscape
5:30 p.m. Menorah Manor Next Generation Boat Ride
Monday. August 17
1:30 p.m. Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Board meeUng
8 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Board meeting
Tuesday. August 18
10:30 a.m. Hadassah/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
7:30 p.m. ORT/Tampa Chapter Board meeting.
8 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation CRC Soviet Jewry
Task Force at JCC North
Wednesday. August 19
Jewish Community Food Bank
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
7:S0 p.m. Menorah Manor House Committee
Thursday. August 20
7:30.p.m. Menorah Manor Finance Committee
7:50 p.m. Kol Ami Board meeting
Friday. August 21
Candlelighting time 7:43 p.m.
to downplay the JCF's role in
bringing about reform.
Said JCF president
Laurence Myers, "Sure we can
take some credit for the
changes now afoot, but it's
also critical to recognize that
those resolutions passed by the
Jewish Agency were drafted
by the Council of Jewish
Federations 29 of which
have overseas committees
thus representing a ground-
swell of support."
Israel'% Ambassador to the UN Binyamin Netanyahu looks on as
his daughter places a flower on the grave of his brother, Yonatan,
on the Uth anniversary of his death during the Entebbe opera-
tion. The memorial service was held at the Mount Herzl Cemetery
in Jerusalem on July 5.
Up Sharply
migration to Israel was up 49
percent during the first six
months of 1987, the Central
Bureau of Statistics reported
this week. In the first six mon-
ths, a total of 5,400 persons
2,900 immigrants and 2,500
potential immigrants came
to Israel, the Bureau said.
The number of immigrants
in January-June almost doubl-
ed as compared with the cor-
responding period last year,
and the number of potential
immigrants increased by 16
percent, for an overall growth
in immigration of 49 percent.
Ralph Jack. 48. of Northdale, died Friday.
July 24, 1987 of natural causes. A native of
Enorland. he was a resident of the Tampa
Bay area for 15 years, moving from
Cleveland. He was a sales representative for
a shoe company and a member of Congrega-
tion Kol Ami and R'nai.K'rith. He served in
the National Guard. He is survived by his
wife, Adhenne; two sons. Gregg Stefen and
Jeffrey Jason. both of Tampa, a daughter.
Blissa Vimng of Jacksonville; Ins mother.
Anita of Chicago: ami a sister. Lilt Robinson
of Chicago
Eva. 7n. of I'learwater. formerly of Tampa,
died Monday, July 27. 1987. A native of
Poland, she vas rosidsal of the Tampa
Kay area since 1VW4. moving from Atlanta.
She was a life member of Hadassah and a
member of Aha Vath Aehim Synagogue.
Atlanta. She is survived by a son. Elliot
Sinner of Nashville. Tenn.: a daughter
l.orelta Saff of Tampa: and fur
Adelaide. K, of Mary Walker Apartments
Tampa, died Monday. July 27. IM7. She
w.i- I native of New York. She is survived
b her husband. Harry; a son Joel of Os&in-
ing. N V ; two sisters, Charlotte Trow of
Harsdale. NY., and Ruth Klein >f Pomona.
N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
<*yt Community
Charles D. Segal is a
sensitive man, devoted to
his family, his community,
his profession.
For several years he has been actively involved in
Temple, Civic and Fraternal organizations. His integrity
and genuine concern for those he serves has supported
many in their time of need
Charles brings these qualities to his position as Director
of Beth David Chapel... Thoughtfully attending to every
detail in his own personal and compassionate manner.
Charles Segal always there as a friend.
Jewish Funeral Directors of Tampa
555 Glen Avenue South 874-3330

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Jewish Community Center
2808 Horatio St.
Tampa, Fla. 33609
3919 Moran Road
Tampa, Fla. 33624

We're Getting
Ready For The
We have many new exciting
enrichment classes ready to go
in the Fall. You can choose to
get your child physically fit
with Fun and Fitness or Junior
Gymnastics or teach him the
basic skills of soccer and T-
ball. You may delight your
child with his favorite
children's classics, and he/she
will enjoy a trip to the public
library. Do you know the dif-
ference between bugs that are
good and those that are not?
Your child can have a chance
to find out about all the crawl-
ing and flying creatures you
wouldn't want in your house.
Let your child dress-up, act-
out and create projects about
those forever favorite Mother
Goose friends. This is only a
small sampling of what's in
store in our Preschool enrich-
ment program. Watch the
Floridian and our Fall/Winter
brochure for full details and
Pre-School Day Care
August 10-28
Pre-School Day Care for
After Camp will be at the Main
Branch ONLY.
Our doors are open from
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
You MUST register your
pre-schooler for Day Care.
Transportation from and to
Kol Ami will be provided at
8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
FEES: Year-round Pre-
School Day Care children:
regular monthly rate. All other
Pre-Schoolers: $75 a week.
Call Sandie Ivers or Bunny
Smith at 872-4451 for more
We've Rolled Back
Our Drop-Off Day
Care Fees For The
Keep this in mind when you
plan your 1987-88 school year.
(Note: After school drop-off
day care is only available to
children enrolled in our
regular preschool program.)
There are still a few
preschool openings for
teachers, assistant teachers
and day care for the fall.
Camp Update
TODA RABA to Karen
Berger for sharing her
creativity and expertise in
ceramics and clay with our 5th
grade through Sabra camp
groups. We appreciate the
time and knowledge Karen
gave to our campers.
Beautiful earrings and pins,
dynamic dinosaurs and pottery
pieces were created by our
Again, thank you Karen!
Your involvement in the Center and in Center activities br-
ings you in close contact with our volunteers the people who
devote their time, energy, and expertise to the JCC without any
remuneration for their efforts. Isn't there one who has done
something special for you or your child, or who has made a pro-
gram or special event really enjoyable, or who has brightened
your day with a smile? We want to know who that person is, so
we can tell him how much we appreciate what he's doing. Please
take a moment to cast your vote for the JCC's "Volunteer of the
Month" at the front desk.
Watch this page for news about the volunteer who has earn-
ed your appreciation each month!
Senior Corner
Thank you to the following
Paul Pendgree
Leon Lavine
Rosemary Baron
Danny Salin
Annie Margolin
Becky Margolin
AnnaLee Markowitz
Lil Singer
Camp is open for all children entering Kindergarten through
sixth grade and will be held Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-28. Our
doors are open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. but the formal camp program
will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transportation from and to Kol Ami will
be provided at 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
You MUST register your child for camp, and registration
must be received by Monday, Aug. 3. (Registrations received
after Aug. 3 are subject to a $50 Late Fee!)
"After Camp" Day Care will be at the main branch only.
Fees: $100 week members; $150 week non-members.
Daily Fees: $25 day members; $30 day non-members.
Call Sandie Ivers or Bunny Smith at 872-4451 for more
Fees should accompany registration.
.Emergency No.:.
I would like to register for After Camp Camp August 10-28.
I would like to register for one day or part of the camp.
Which days?__________________________________________
I need transportation to/from Kol Ami.
I am a Center member.
Daily Fee: Member $25, Non-member: $30 No. of Days_____
I give my child,_______________________________permission
to participate in the JCC's After Camp Camp program and allow
him/her to leave the JCC premises on field trips connected with
the camp.
2nd Annual
CALL JCC (872-4451) FOR
Seniors (age 55 or better) are welcome to the first event of
the Jewish Community Center's 1987-88 season: a comedy and
music variety program at the new Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center, Sunday, Aug. 30.
The show features: Bev Bergeron, comedian; a pop and jazz
musical performance by Kat Hefner and Purrfection; Hi-Five,
country musicians; and "Island music" by CaribCool. This event
will be held in the Performing Arts Center's Festival Hall.
Departure from the Jewish Community Center's Main
Branch (2808 Horatio, Tampa) is at 1:45 p.m. Showtime is 2:30
(Orchestra seats), and after the theatre we'll make a "Snack and
Schmooze" stop (food selection and cost are on your own) and
return to the Center at around 6 p.m.
Cost for the outing (with hostess-for-the-day Donna Davis) is
$8 for JCC members and $10 for non-members. Registration
deadline is Thursday, Aug. 13. Payment must accompany
For The Over-50 Fun Crowd
Atlanta-October 25-28, 1987
Sponsored by
Atlanta Jewish Community Center

A Kovens Enterprise
For further information call Sandie Ivers at the JCC

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