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Yom Kippur Message
People of Dedication .
One of the recipients of the
Fourth Annual People of
Dedication Awards this year is
Franci Rudolph. Franci was
nominated for this honor by
Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood,
where Franci is serving as
president this year. Before her
presidency, this devoted
volunteer was chairman of
many of the committees for
Sisterhood, as well as past
president of the Florida Or-
chestras Guild, Berkeley
Parents Club, and on the
Board of Directors of the
Junior League of Tampa. .
^ Franci Rudolph
Franci has been
involved with Pavilion, and sits on the board of The Tem-
ple. She was instrumental in a half milion dollar fundrais-
ing campaign for the new lower school building for
Berkeley. She is a life member of both National Council of
Jewish Women and Hadassah. This deserving honor for
rranci was sponsored by The Salvation Army Women's
Auxiliary. It was held at the downtown Hyatt Regency.
Congratulations!!
Big Brother ... The 1987 Volunteer Appreciation Din-
ner for Big Brothers and Big Sisters was held recently.
Among those honored was Eric Newman, who received
the Outstanding Achievement Award, for 14 years of
volunteer service. He has been a Big Brother to three boys
and has served on the Board during this time. Eric is also a
past recipient of the People of Dedication Awards, honor-
ing this commitment to the Big Brothers Organization. Our
community is fortunate to have you!
All the World's a Stage Among those people serv-
ing on the Board of Directors of the Playmakers for the
1987 season are Henry Gardner, Louise Kotler, Diana
Winoker, and Steve Bragin, president. The Playmakers,
whose performances are at the Cuban Club in Ybor City
are at the start of their seventh season.
Services at Menorah Manor Joe Deems and Irv
Levine, both members of Congregation Schaarai Zedek,
have volunteered to conduct Yom Kippur morning services
at Menorah Manor Nursing Home in St. Petersburg. Irv
Levine is the full-time Hebrew teacher for the Temple,
primarily working with the students preparing for Bar/Bat
Mitzyah, Joe Deems is a staff member of Tampa Jewish
Family Services, immediate past-president of the Temple
Brotherhood, and recent recipient of the Temple's "Presi-
dent's Cup" for outstanding service to the Temple. As part
of Joe's responsibilities with TJFS, he makes monthly
visits to the 31 Tampa residents now living at Menorah
Manor. We think these men are terrific to volunteer their
services during such an important holiday in the Jewish
year.
National Merit Semifinalists named at Berkeley Prep
. The class of 1988 of Berkeley has announced those
students who will compete in the 33rd annual Merit
Scholarships, which are worth over $23 million. Included in
this impressive list are Adam Cutler, son of Buddy and
Donna Cutler; Suzanne Gilbert, daughter of Leonard and
Jean Gilbert; and Susie Sokol, daughter of Dr. Jerry and
Ann Sokol. Congratulations and good luck to you all in the
"finals."
Fellowship Award .. During a special ceremony at
the Academy of General Dentistry's annual meeting,
Richard M. Kanter, DMD received the Academy's
prestigious Fellowship Award. The AGD is composed of
over 30,000 dentists dedicated to continued education in
general practice, a requirement for the Fellowship Award
is to complete more than 500 hours of continuing education
within 10 years and to pass a Fellowship examination. Dr.
Kanter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Dentistry in 1970 and has been practicing in Tam-
pa since 1976. Richard is a staff member of University
Community Hospital and a member of the Hillsborough
County Dental Society. He serves on the Board of Con-
gregation Kol Ami. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents
of Lauren, Allison, and Andrew.
Welcome Moving to Tampa from northern Califor-
? ma this summer were Paula and Glenn Ruben, and their ?
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By RABBI
RICARDO BIRNHOLZ
Rabbi Levi-Yitzhak of Ber-
ditchev told a Shabbat story
that may have more to say
about Yom Kippur than about
Shabbat.
On his way to the synagogue
to celebrate Shabbat services,
the Rebbe meets an
"enlightened" young man who
pulls out his pipe in overt de-
fiance and lights it. The Rebbe
stops to remind him: "Surely,
you're forgetting that today is
Shabbat?"
"No, I haven't forgotten."
"Then surely you are ig-
norant of the law that forbids
us to smoke on Shabbat?"
"Not at all, I know all your
laws," the smoker imprudent-
ly replies.
The Rebbe looks the young
man over. He refuses to be
provoked; instead he turns to
Him for whom every being also
signifies provocation: "Did you
hear, God? True, he violates
certain of Your command-
ments. But You must admit
one thing: nobody will coerce
him into telling a lie."
To be successful, a potter
must have the finest clay, a
carpenter, the best quality
wood and nails, and a stone
mason, the best brick
available. But for an atoner to
be successful, he must start
with a cold, hard truth. If one
is honest with himself, about
his shortcomings and wrong-
doings if he is willing to
leave his excuses and alibis and
rationalizations at the door
when he enters the synagogue,
his atonement will be complete
and meaningful. If not, real
change will elude him and the
opportunity to start over will
be missed.
The problem is that most of
us think we are being honest
with ourselves when we recite
the Yom Kippur litany of con-
fession. We believe that our
mistakes are the result of
laziness or bitterness or ill will
or stupidity. But it is rare that
these are the real reasons we
fall short. Instead, the true
underlying forces are fear of
failure, fear of doing things
less than perfectly, and fear of
being rejected. These are the
Rabbi Ricardo Birnholz
fears that sap our strength and
our resolve, and keep us from
being all that God intended.
We do not purposely hide
these fears from ourselves; our
defense mechanisms sub-
consciously do them for us.
But the end result is the same,
self-deception and the subse-
quent inability to atone
properly.
As the gates of repentance
are now open, let us resolve to
open ourselves to the deeper,
more accurate explanation of
many of our deficiencies.
Often, all fear of failure may
be easier to accept than
laziness and the fear of being
imperfect or being rejected
may be easier to change than
ill will or stupidity.
In the end, we can deceive
others and we can deceive
ourselves, but we cannot
deceive God. He knows what is
in our hearts and will judge ac-
cordingly. This year, let us be
fair to ourselves and to Him.
Let us give God an opportunity
to help us by starting out with
the truth.
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Friday, October 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Who's New At Hillel
By DIANE TINDELL
The new school year always
brings in fresh faces to a
school. This year is no excep-
tion. Hillel has four new
teachers who promise to add
more excitement, fun, and
culture to the curriculum!
How many of us "sing or
play piano" to relax? How
many of us actually do it well?
Allyson Petrone does! She is
the new music teacher for the
school.
"Music is essential for
children. It carries over into
every aspect of life by relating
to daily experiences. The most
concrete example being, when
they sing, children gain con-
fidence." This is part of Ms.
Petrone's philosophy. She
thoughtfully adds, "Culturally,
it is the oldest form of
expression!"
Originally from Alabama,
the tall bubbly blonde-haired
woman spent most of her time
in Jackson, Mississippi. She
received her BA and MA in
Music from Mississippi Col-
lege, and performed in some
operas and musicals while in
attendance, there. She worked
with childrens choirs for
various organizations, junior
high ensembles, and in private
schools.
The curriculum for the year
will be geared to having fun
with music while learning
basic principles.
The younger grades will be
exposed to different areas of
the subject such as pop, blue
grass and classical; identify
notes on the piano, and
possibly learn to play the
recorder. The older children
will study music history, com-
posers, more principles and
learn to play the guitar.
"Mr. Scharf and I have
discussed organizing an
ensemble (which is "concerted
music of two or more parts).
Here we could explore diverse
types of music and perform
complicated pieces with four
part harmony."
It's hard to believe that not
everyone sings especially with
a teacher such as Ms. Petrone
however, those students do
exist. For them they play a lot
of musicals games, listening
and keep it fun ... soon
enough they too join in.
"Music, when soft voices die
vibrates in the memory" ...
Shelley.
On any given Wednesday
morning you can find Martha
Genualdi somewhere behind
the stack of art supplies nestl-
ed in her arms.
"I believe that art is the
creative outflow of a person. It
is fun but you must concen-
trate on the task at hand. True
art is a discipline. Anyone who
can do crafts, but not everyone
can draw, "elaborated Ms.
Genualdi.
When asked what sets her
apart from other art teachers,
she softly replies, "I put 110
percent of myself into what I
do. I love teaching and do it for
the children. I don't look at it
as a job."
Ms. Genualdi will be
teaching the Hillel students
the basics of art and how to
draw. They will become
familiar with the laws
(Balance, rhythm, and em-
phasis) and elements of art
(line, shape, color, value,
volume, and texture). Once
these are learned, there are no
limits to what the children can
do.
Utilizing various mediums
such as painting, collage,
mobiles, etc, perceptual exer-
cises are made fun.
"I often hear 'I can't draw'
or 'I'm not good in Art' but
they soon discover how much
fun they can have and begin to
develop further interest. It
isn't long before they OOH and
AHH at their own work. There
are such distinct techniques
used that all find something
that they like to do."
She offered the children and
me the "Genualdi Challenge."
They will all be quite improved
by the end of the year and
laugh at what was done in
September!
"I'm sure of it," she laughs!
Barbara Nathan has been in-
volved with Hillel for quite a
long time. She was a substitute
for two years at the school and
the JCC. Once her "baby"
started Kindergarten, she
decided that there was more to
life than "just being a
volunteer," and yet remain
close to her three children. Her
position at the school now in-
volves helping the
Kindergarten, first, and fourth
grade reading and
Enrichment.
"The purpose of the enrich-
ment program is to enhance
the studies of students who
have time. These special pro-
jects that the children pursue
stem from their own desire for
additional academic stimula-
tion. A child interested in
sports could research the ac-
tual game, vocabulary,
muscles involved, players, and
communicate with one ...
then report back to his or her
class!"
Mrs. Nathan is eager to set
up a center where different ac-
tivities not geared toward
regular academics would be
available for the children.
"I can't wait to have an area
in the library I could call my
own!" says Nathan. A seven
year resident of Tampa, she
was raised in Atlanta and
received her degree in Special
Education from Georgia State.
As she enthusiastically
describes her work with the
children, it is also mentioned
that the yearbook will also fall
under her direction. A great
portion of this she feels will be
the solicitation of aid that will
finance the wonderful project!
The community support will
certainly make this a suc-
cessful year. x
Linda Orr Byrd has been an
East Coast Floridian since she
was four years old. She holds a
BA from Florida Southern
College and a Masters in Math
Education from Florida Atlan-
tic University. For seven years
Mrs. Byrd taught High School
math, then changed careers
slightly. For the next five
years she was employed by
Southern Bell as an engineer
and handled their complex
computer system. Although
the industry offered more
money, the fulfillment and en-
joyment was lacking and Mrs.
Byrd returned to education
here at Hillel.
"How does someone decide
to become a math teacher?"
"I'm a very logical person and
have always enjoyed the
challenge of mathematics. I
strongly believe that any sub-
ject can be taught in a way
that is rewarding and fun to do
... with the right outlook! We
can build on small tasks then
move to larger ones; this way
the frustration level is
Allyson B. Petrone
Linda Byrd
eliminated."
The new computer science
program for fifth and sixth
Grades is in full swing under
the tutelage of Mrs. Byrd.
Presently they are learning
history, practical application,
and the physical parts of the
Computer. She is also teaching
upper level mathematics to the
seventh and eighth grades.
Always smiling, Linda has
her goals set for the children
and plans to lead them there.
First she'd like them to enjoy
Martha Genualdi
Barbara Nathan
thinking and discovering, and
second always continue to
search for more knowledge
and answers. "Learning
doesn't end in the classroom,"
she states. "I'm willing to try
something new or different.
Each child has a method by
which they learn best. If a stu-
dent needs to be approached in
another manner then that's
what we do!"
Welcome to all the new
teachers and a very fulfilling
year!
The Tampa Jewish Federation
Proudly announces
The Establishment of a Branch of
GRATZ COLLEGE, DIVISION OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
TO BE KNOWN AS THE
Tampa Jewish Community High School
FOR ALL HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Courses in Judaic studies to be offered at the:
Jewish Community Center- north branch -
Monday evenings 7:30 9:00 PM
Hillel School of Tampa Wednesday evenings 7:00 8:30 PM
FALL TERM TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 19
| For information and enrollment applications call 875-8287 or write to:
| Tampa Jewish Community High School, 501 $. Habana, Tampa, Fla. 33609


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, October 2,1987
Private MomentsWindows To The Past
By HERB BERKOWITZ
I was very uncertain how the
congregation would react to
the acquisition of these win-
dows. Even though they
represented a solid connection
with Schaarai Zedek's past,
most of the membership,
myself included, had never
seen the old building, let alone
the old windows. The old
building was sold and the con-
gregation moved in to the pre-
sent building long before my
family came to Tampa.
I came across these windows
by the sheerest of coin-
cidences. It seems that for the
last 20 years, they quietly
resided in the back bedroom of
an older Hyde Park house.
Over time the windows, much
like the structure they were
nestled in, had fallen into
serious disrepair. But I am get-
ting slightly ahead of the
story.
In 1957, the congregation
needed more room and so it
sold the building on Delaware
and DeLeon which it had oc-
cupied since 1924. The new
owner rented the building to
the Church of Christ and the
encircled Star of David was
boarded over.
Sometime in the late 1960s,
its owner tore down the struc-
ture to make way for a new
apartment building. Before
demolition began, however,
the owner thought these stain-
ed glass windows might be of
value, and so he salvaged the
Star and the arched side win-
dow from the wrecker's ball.
Buyers were few and far bet-
ween and the owner had
seriously overestimated the
extrinsic value of these win-
dows. The windows were not
signed or dated by the artist,
although the artistry involved
was self-evident. And so, ex-
cept for the sentimentality, the
windows had no compelling
value.
And so they stayed in that
faded, pale blue back room,
stacked against a wall near
windows curtained in bed-
sheets, for almost two
decades. Fortunes turned for
the owner of the windows and
immediate cash became more
important that the cumber-
some, awkward very non-
liquid asset of questionable
worth being stored in the
bedroom, and so a quick sale
was sought.
The owner's daughter had a
friend whose physician hus-
band worked with stained
glass as a hobby. Thinking that
the doctor might know of so-
SHARANSKY ON CAPITOL HILL: Natan Sharansky met
with Florida Senator Lawton Chiles on Sept. 9, the first day of
his two day visit to Washington, D.C. In his discussion with
Chiles and other Senate leaders, Sharansky emphasized that the
recent release of big-name refuseniks is only a diplomatic gesture
and efforts must continue for the release of all Soviet Jews seeking
to gain their right to emigrate. Chiles told Sharansky that he will
seek to pressure the Strviets to make the recent reopening of the
emigration gates a permanent not pre-summit policy. Chiles
also told Sharansky that he will continue his personal appeals for
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meone who would be in-
terested in a six foot round
glass Star of David, he was
contacted and told of these
windows. Although a gentile
with no background or ex-
perience with things Jewish,
"Doc" respected and ap-
preciated that this symbol
might have real religious
significance and should be of-
fered to those to whom it
would have meaning. This is
where I came in.
Doc called me, not because
he thought I had any interest
in acquiring these windows,
but rather because I am one of
the few Jews that he knows
well. I could tell from his tone
that Doc was ambivalent about
making this call. He didn't
really want to get involved
with the owner's attempts to
sell these windows, but he felt
that some sacrilege might be
committed if the windows
were dismantled or otherwise
disposed of.
At this point, I did not know
of the window's origins, nor
could I have guessed what I
was about to become involved
in. But for some reason which
I still do not understand, I sug-
gested that Doc arrange a visit
to see what the man had for
sale.
I was warned that the win-
dows might already be in an ir-
reparable condition, and they
were really shaky. The support
structure was warped, glass
was broken, and there was a
bullet hole in the center of the
Star, right above the "vav." I
couldn't imagine how anyone
could make use of these win-
dows, and Doc told me that
they were probably cheaper to
replace than to repair. And
then their owner mentioned
that they came from that
Jewish "church" on DeLeon
and Delaware, "You know,...
Rabbi Zielonka's church."
My jaw clenched. I made
some more idle chitchat, and
bid the owner good-bye, telling
him that if I found anyone in-
terested, I'd call. As soon as I
got home, I called Carl
Zielonka. He assured me that
these were in fact our win-
And so it went. By May the
restoration was complete and
Marty Adelman had appointed
dows, and that he thought the a committee of Carolyn Heller,
congregation would love to re- Bob Dean and myself to make
acquire them. I think that it
was at this point that I began
personalizing and concep-
tualizing this project.
Ever since our daughter was
killed, I have felt a need to do
something in her memory.
While several projects have
been completed, none were
quite enough. This project,
however, was right. I spoke
with Marty Adelman, then
president of the congregation,
to get his thoughts on it and he
too delighted in the idea of br-
inging these windows home.
Shortly thereafter, successful
negotiations were completed
and the windows were pur-
chased for the Temple.
Now that we had them, what
would we do with them? The
first order of business was to
restore the windows. Their
condition was so precarious
that restoration work had to
begin soon.
Doc recommended a friend
who had a stained glass
business. Bob Krammes work-
ed for Buchanan Stained
Glass, Inc. and had examined
the windows while they were
still in Hyde Park. Bob arrang-
ed for the handling and move-
ment of the glass to
Buchanan's shop on W. Busch
Boulevard. He told me that the
job would be done in April. He
didn't tell me he had no
assurance of finding glass to
match these 60 plus year old
pieces of art.
In February, Bob and his
partner Mary were visited (for
the first time in 11 years of do-
ing business) by a sales
representative from Kokomo
Glass Co. of Kokomo, Indiana.
Since Kokomo Glass had been
around for over a hundred
years, Mary wondered if they
might be able to help in replac-
ing the missing and broken
glass panels and pieces. The
salesman took one look at the
glass and recognized it as their
own original work. Indeed, he
confirmed that Kokomo Glass
had done the original fabrica-
tion of the windows and that
they still carried much of the
glass that had been damaged.
recommendations to the Board
of Trustees on how to make
use of the windows. Carolyn
and Bob felt that the windows
could be used in the new social
hall and that natural light
should be used, if possible.
When we determined that the
"Star" fit the doorway,
Carolyn suggested that a
shadow box be used to house
the other window, to allow
both a daytime/nighttime ef-
fect. With some minor altera-
tions, Carolyn's proposal
became the final, approved
plan.
By now it was July. The pro-
jected (hoped for) completion
date was any time before the
High Holidays in September.
All was in place except for one
small item. We needed a
carpenter to build the shadow
box and to mount the "Star."
The people at Buchanan Glass
came through again and gave
us Glenn Kemp's name. Glenn
met with the Committee and
with Jake Gottfried, the Tem-
ple architect, and plans were
drawn and work began in mid-
August.
It was clear that we were
once again blessed with a
craftsman of spirit and soul as
well as skill. Glenn deeply ap-
preciated what this project
meant to the Temple and what
it meant to me, personally. He
undertook this job with a zeal
and dedication fitting to the
project and impressed us all
with his care and skill.
The shadow box was com-
pleted by Sept. 3, and the glass
was in place and illuminated in
time for a uniquely ap-.
propriate Friday ever.ing ser-
vice. Unknown to me at the
time, the Friday evening ser-
vice of Sept. 4, was to include a
baby naming, a B'nai Mitzvah,
and a pre-nuptial blessing.
Ellen would have liked that.
These windows were
dedicated to the memory of
Ellen Marcy Berkowitz on
Saturday, Sept. 26, at a Shab-
bat afternoon and Havdalah
Service.
The Jewish Community Center held a Board
Orientation at the North Branch JCC on Sept.
17 where members and staff shared their
ideas. Those attending were: (back row left to
right) Martin Fried, Patty Kalish, Karen
Berger, Lee Tobin; (center row left to right)
Joyce Karpay, Alice Rosenthal, president,
Joyce Tawil, Susan Okun, Babs Preiser,
Carole Eisenstaedt, Wendy Shapiro; (front
row left to right) David Boggs, Gordon Schiff,
Louise Eatroff Lyn Meyerson, Sandy Bercu,
Esther Segall, and Larry Hyman. Board
members not pictured are Rena Firestone,
Barry Karpay, Dan Albert, Donald Linsky,
Debra Linsky, Ellen Stern, Aida Weissman,
Joyce Sussman, Marcia Sussman, Janet
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Friday, October 2, 1987/The Jewish Eloridian of Tampa Page S
Diane TindellA Very Unique Individual
By RANDIE SPECTER
Her name appears frequent-
ly in The Floridian, Family
Times, and conversations. A
Florida resident for six-and-a-
half years, she suddenly seems
to have taken Tampa by storm.
There is a wide circle of
endearing friends around her
and she retains close ties with
her family. Described ap-
propriately by someone as a
"stick of dynamite," most
wonder where this 5'3" lady
gets all the energy!
Diane Tindell has shown
herself to be an extremely
talented, intelligent and sen-
sitive person.
Her philosophy on life is
"While I'm sleeping, someone
else is painting a master-
piece," and the only complaint
is "There aren't enough hours
in my day!" A Northerner at
heart, she misses the crispness
of an autumn morning and
leaves crunching beneath her
feet. Her favorite pastime is a
peaceful afternoon near a lake
or a long walk in the woods .
yet she remains equally at
home "dancing the night
away." She enjoys swimming,
tennis and admits to keeping a
packed suitcase under her bed
for her first year here, hoping
she could go home!
Doris Wiener knew her then,
and consoled her. Today with a
smile she describes Diane as an
"artistic, off-the-wall, wonder-
ful person. She can turn any
evening into a laughter-filled
event, with her witty and dry
sense of humor."
Educationally, Diane holds a
BA from Brooklyn College
where she graduated with
honors, and a BSN from the
University of Pennsylvania.
She pursued a Masters at New
York University and com-
pleted it with a "Mrs" degree
instead.
"It's not really ironic that I
hold the degrees in such dif-
ferent areas, I just couldn't
choose between the arts and
science and pursued both,"
Diane explains. "Today my
main jobs follow in the same
direction as an artist and
childbirth educator."
She is currently teaching the
Cesarean Birth Series (a cur-
riculum she developed) and
Mr. Mom; The Baby Care
Class for The Tampa General
Hospital, while enjoying the
artistic freedom of "Down
Write Clever" a home-based
business she began with Nancy
Shaw, offering creative
resources.
Kay Perrin of New Addi-
tions Tampa General's
Parent Resource Center, feels
Diane is the most bubbly
positive person that she has
had the privilege of knowing.
"A most significant point is
that she spends many hours
each night doing "brain activi-
ty work," coming up with
numerous ideas to share with
friends. This could be anything
from ideas on writing books,
giving seminars, art work,
parenting or vacation plann-
ing. Always looking for the fun
and excitement in any situa-
tion; she will make the best of
it to create excitement for her
environment, even if the situa-
tion does not lend itself to en-
joyment. "I have never had a
bad day with her."
Their initial bond was a com-
mon philosophy on the role of
women and childbirth, but Dee
Jeffers, manager of Women's
Health Resources at Tampa
General Hospital, feels it is the
energy, bright, positive at-
titude that has maintained
their friendship. "She's open
to new ideas and experiences
and lives life to the fullest!"
Together they serve on the
board of the Coalition of
Florida Childbirth Educators
and are presently involved
heavily in the planning of the
Florida Stars for Florida
Babies Celebrity Softball
Challenge, hosted at Board-
walk and Baseball. It already
boasts players and celebrities
such as Tommy Lasorda,
Wade Boggs, Leroy Selman,
Kim Alexis, Freddy Solomon,
Herschel Walker, Vinny
Testaverde and a multitude of
others.
It was through a mutual
friend that Beverly Boas met
Diane five years ago. It wasn't
until they dressed up one
Saturday night, 50's style, to
visit a Steak and Shake in the
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She serves on the Board of
Hadassah and now Hillel.
"Hillel offers something
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so comfortable doing it
because I see how the school
supports, nurtures, and
challenges each child in every
significant aspect of growth.
As a parent, the school has far
surpassed my expectations of
placing my daughter in a car-
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environment."
Most recently, she was ap-
pointed Director of Public
Relations for the office of the
Representative of Gratz Col-
lege Tampa Bay Area.
"This to me is most ex-
citing," Diane exclaims. "Our
community must have a unify-
ing place where our children
can enhance their Jewish
Education. Although my
children are still young, by the
time they are old enough to go
I'm confident that it will
have blossomed into a full
program!"
Almost like sisters for six
years; Nancy Shaw knows that
Diane has always been there
when needed and vice versa.
"Diane has a great deal of in-
sight into people, situations
and their feelings. I suppose
you could say her "Woman's
intuition is well-advanced."
They share a wonderful unique
relationship that seems to
have been going on for many
more years!
Most of all, it's her husband
Marc (a dentist at North-
pointe), who is proud of her ac-
complishments, and has been
supportive of her individuality
and achievements. He admits
that she has very definite opi-
nions and sticks to her convic-
tions usually creating some
high-spirited discussions ..
"My wife is feisty, fun and
exciting to be with. I admire
her self-confidence and the
fact that she is unpretentious.
She does not put on airs ...
We met in a summer camp and
married very soon after. I'm
certain she deliberately swept
me off my feet and glad that
she did."
Together they function as a
team, each one independent
but joined by a bond of mutual
respect, understanding and
love.
Wife, and mother of two
lovely children (Julie 7, and
Barrett 3-V2), Diane is protec-
tive of the people she cares
about.
How does she view herself?
"Complex. My parents pro-
bably have the most to do with
who I am today. My mother
has more energy and love
within her than any other
human being ever possessed.
She was a feminist long before
the term was ever in vogue.
My father supported her and
offered me the approval, en-
couragement and sense of
reality that is ME. Together
for 43 years, they showed me
by example just what a home
built on love and respect really
means. It is their example that
I follow and when in doubt,
their advice," Diane explained.
As I write this, I was con-
scious of what I wanted to add,
but soon it seemed everything
had been saidV Six years ago I
met her in a playgroup, and
over the course of two years,
cups of coffee and home baked
goodies, I never heard her say
that she can't do something.
Diane is always willing to try.
She left me with a quote from
her favorite book "The Little
Prince," which sums it up nice-
ly. "All that is essential is in-
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MAIN BRANCH:
2808 Horatio St.
Tampa, Fla. 33609
872-4451
Jewish Commu
JCC SECOND HOME
After school pick-up and daily activities
include:
HOMEWORK
TUMBLING
COOKING
ARTS & CRAFTS
GYMNASTICS
SCIENCE
and more
Join us for quality care for your children
while you work.
FEES: $30.00/week (members)
$45.00/week (non-members)
Plus transportation
Contact JCC: 872-4451
for more information
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Sergio Waksman
Without doubt, you have seen our new
Preschool logo it is on our brochures, on
our posters, on our notes home, on our T-
shirts and in the newspapers. Behind the
scene creator of this logo is Sergio
Waksman. Sergio spent countless hours
this summer designing our new "look" and
we love what he has created for us. Sergio
is a professional advertiser and has given
up much of his own business time to help
us in the Preschool. We are thrilled with
what Sergio has shared with us. His
creativity, his efficiency, and his love for
the Jewish Community Center has
benefited all of us.
Thank you Sergio, for all your help and
guidance.
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Jennifer MacDuffee earn-
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mance at USF from the
studio of Professor Jacques
Abram. She recently return-
ed from study at the
Manhattan School of Music
in New York City. A very
active pianist in music
theater and opera around
the Bay Area and
Southwest Florida.
Wednesday Main
Branch; Thursday North
Branch. Mz hour classes.
$10/members, $15/non-
members. Glasses start
Sept. 16.
Violin
Violin lessons will begin
Oct. 22. Kathy Aagard,
Teacher. JCC members $11
for V2 hour.
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SCHOOL'S OUT BUT THE
J.C.C. VACATION
PROGRAM IS IN
RINDERGARTEN-6TH GRADE
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11TH
9=00-5:00 P.M.
Hillsborough County schools will be open.
EARLY BIRD: $20 members, $30 non-members. After Nov. 6: $25 members, $35 non-
members.
Day Care available Main Branch ONLY 7:30-9 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Transportation: Leave Kol Ami 8:15 a.m. and return to Kol Ami at 5:30 p.m.
Schedule:
Kindergarten-2nd grade 3rd-6th grade
900 Arrival 9:00 ~~ Arrival
9*0-10:30 Art Activity 10:12:30 ~ Rollerskating at United Skates
10-30 P E "" *"" Lunch
11:30 Lunch 1:302:30 Art Activity
12:30-3 Rollerskating
3:30 Snack
3:30-5 Movie
2:20-3:30 P.E.
3:30-5 Movie
REGISTRATION FORM
Return by November 4, 1987
Fees should accompany form.
NAME:_________________
ADDRESS:
HOME PHONE NUMBER:
EMERGENCY NUMBER:.
BIRTHDATE:__________
GRADE:
FEES: EARLY BIRD: MEMBER-$20, NON-MEMBER-$30
AFTER.NOVEMBER 6: MEMBERS-$25, NON-MEMBERS-$35
I give my child___
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in the JCC's Vacation program and allow him/her to leave the JCC premises on field trips con-
nected with this program.
Signature
Date
Special thanks to our golf tournament sponsors: Karpay Company,
Smith-Barney, Inc., Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.
A Special thanks to MacDill Air Force Base and to Lt. Col. Allen Fox.
A Very special thanks to Lee M. Tobin for chairing our successful
tournament.


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NORTH BRANCH:
3919 Moran Road
Tampa, Fla. 33624
962-28S3
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Oct. 15 and 16 Simchat Torah
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Announcing
Has stress got you down, no time to relax, would you like to
learn some surprising food facts? Learning the myths, weighing
the wealth, of putting more wellness into -your health!
The Jewish Community Center is sponsoring an informal
educational lecture series on wellness. Topics will include com-
mon food myths, advertising claims, food labeling, weight con-
trol, exercise, stress management and more.
The program will be offered at two locations for your
convenience.
MAIN Tuesdays Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17 7:30 p.m.
NORTH Thursday, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 7:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-
members.
The classes will be taught by Eileen Poiley BS, MS. Mrs.
Poiley received her degrees in Health Science and Education
from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.
Now a resident of Tampa, Ms. Poilev is a member of the Florida
Association of Public Health Educators and the National
Wellness Association.
Total Look Consultants
Professional Image Workshop
4 Weeks, Mondays 7 to 9 p.m.
Starting Oct. 5
1. Guide to Radiant Skin. Color Analysis.
2. Make-Up Artistry. Classic Hair Styling.
3. Creative Wardrobe Planning. Developing Fashion
Flair.
4. Professional Voice Projection. Achieving Model Poise
and Posture.
FEE: $80 Members, $100 Non-Members.
Save The Time
Blood Drive November 8
Did you know?
the age bracket for eligible donors ranges from 17-85 years of age.
Southwest Florida Blood Bank will need to collect at least 67,000 pints of blood this
year.
Most people have between 10 and 12 pints of blood in their bodies. A blood donation
will take only one pint.
5 percent of the blood donated within our area comes from our Senior Citizens.
You CANNOT get AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) or any other
disease from donating blood!
ONLY pre-packaged, disposable, sterile needles are used, so donating is 100 percent
safe. All needles are used once then destroyed.
WE NEED YOU TO JOIN OUR HEALTHY TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS. IT'S
SAFE TO DONATE.
Club Variety Fall 1987 Schedule
We are starting our fourth year as an Over-50"8ingteor Married group. All invited to
attend and make new friends. No dues required.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 Eileen Poiley Eileen Poiley is an exciting, new addition to the
Tampa scene. Ms. Poiley will speak on "Communicating with People" at Kol Ami Social
Hall, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $1.50. Coffee and Dessert.
Saturday, Oct. 31 Ruth Eckerd Hall (Heye Room Theatre) Cabaret style "Berlin to
Broadway." Cost is $11.50 and there is limited seats available. Checks are due by Oct. 15.
Time of performance is 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 10 Rabbi Theodore Brod to speak on Mysticism at JCC South. $1.50.
Coffee and Refreshments.
Saturday, Nov. 28 Fla. Pops Concert "Skitch Henderson Conducting" 8 p.m. Tampa
Bay Performing Arts Center Great Hall. Limited seating. $15 checks due in by Nov. 15.
"Best of Pops."
Sunday, Dec. 6 Join Club Variety in the Community effort to support the "Chassidic
Festival." Ruth Eckerd Hall. $12. Limited seats within our group. Checks due Nov. 20.
Saturday, Dec. 19 8 p.m. Club Variety Party Latkes, games, music. Reservations
required by Dec. 10. Cost: $7.50. Pennacle Club Room, 4141 Bayshore.
For farther information and reservation Call Lil Singer at 831-6648
or JCC, 872-4461
Adults
Art Classes For Adults-At-Leisure
Tuesdays 10 a.rh.-noon. Art Classes. Includes oils, water, acrylic-Instructor: Bever-
ly Rodgers. Fee: $9/Graduates, free for non-graduates.
Mark Your Calendar
Senior Socialites Meet every Wednesday 12-4
p.m. Table games: bridge, mahjong, cards.
For further information contact Sylvia Haidt,
977-4985 or Judy Gomperts, 932-1025.
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Isr^i ChasskJie festival
Sunday, Dec. 6,1987,8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall
Tickets ON SALE NOW!!! Call the JCC Office 872-4451
Center Parterre (PATRONS) $25
ADVANCE REQIAAR
Sponsored and
presented by:
- JCC of Pjnellas
County
Kent JCC
Tampa JCC
SkJe Parterre
Section A
Section B
Section C
$14
$12
$10
$6
after Nov. 23
$16
$14
$12
$ 8
Groups of 15 or
more wil receive
a 10% price
reduction off the
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Wedding Announcements
SPENCERKIRBY
Bonnie Lisa Spencer,
daughter of Mrs. Rochelle
Spencer of Miami, and Mr.
Philip Spencer of New
Orleans,, and Hyde M. Kirby,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kir-
by of Brooklyn, New York,
were married Sunday, Sept. 6,
at Congregation B'nai Israel in
St. Petersburg. Rabbi Jacob
Luski officiated.
The grandparents of the
bride are Mr. and Mrs. Meyer
Terebelo and Mrs. Estelle
Polmer Rabin.
The bride's attendants were
maid of honor, Miss Susan
Spencer of Miami,
bridesmaids, Miss Michelle
Spencer and Miss Sharon
Spencer of New Orleans, and
Mrs. Robin Richardson of
Gainesville. Attending the
groom were best man Joseph
Colavito and ushers Harry
Spencer and Cory Heilweil of
Dallas, and Kerry Sanders of
Tampa.
Bonnie is a Certified Public
Accountant with Arthur
Anderson and Company. Hyde
is a pharmaceutical sales
representative with Winthrop-
Sterling Drug, Inc.
After a wedding trip to San
Francisco the couple will live
Mrs. Scott Allen Grogin
in Tampa.
KARPAYGROGIN
Congregation Schaarai
Zedek provided the setting for
the marriage of Bonnie Helene
Karpay, to Scott Allen Grogin,
conducted by Rabbi Richard
Birnholz on May 24. Bonnie is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joel L. Karpay, and the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Rae Lionell
Bar Mitzvah
PETER BERKOWITZ
Peter Aaron Berkowitz, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M.
Berkowitz, will be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz and
Rabbi Frank N. Sundheim will
officiate.
Peter is a student at
Schaarai Zedek Religious
School and is a member of the
Junior Youth Group. He at-
tends St. Mary's Episcopal
Day School where he is in the
8th Grade.
Friends of the Berkowitz
family will host an Oneg Shab-
bat on Friday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. Berkowitz will host a Kid-
dush luncheon following the
services on Saturday morning
and a reception and dinner'
Saturday evening at the Tam-
pa Airport Marriott Hotel in
Peter's honor. A Sunday mor-
ning brunch will be held for out
of town guests.
Special guests will include
Peter's grandfather, Joseph
Deems of Palm Harbor; Mr.
and Mrs. Jeffrey Kussoy of
Plainview, New York; Dr. and
Mrs. Bernard Berkowitz of
Orangeburg, New York; Mr.
and Mrs. Alan Berkowitz of
Stone Mountain, Georgia: Mr.
Peter Berkowitz
and Mrs. Burnie Allen of
Calabas, California; Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Greenberg of
Margate, Florida; Mrs. Lillian
Stern of Great Neck, New
York; and Mrs. Sadie Scheer,
of Sunnyside, New York.
IAN KAPLAN
On Saturday, October 10,
Congregation Beth Am
(formerly North Tampa
Reform Jewish Congregation)
will rejoice with Dr. and Mrs.
Roy Kaplan as their son, Ian
Kaplan becomes the first Bar
Mitzvah in the congregation's
history when he is called to the
Torah by Cantor Vikki
Silverman.
of Tampa, and Mrs. Rose Kar-
pay of Hollywood, Florida.
Scott is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold L. Grogin of
Houston, TX and the grandson
of Mrs. Libby Bender, also of
Houston, TX.
Bevie Karpay of Atlanta, the
bride's sister, served as her
maid of honor. The
bridesmaids included: Lori
Karpay of Tampa, sister of the
bride, Shelly Grogin of
Houston, sister of the Groom,
as well as Amy Ribnick of
Houston, and Carolyn Earl of
New Orleans.
The best man was the
groom's brother, Kent Grogin
of Houston, and the
groomsmen included: Maury
Brochstein, Ray Horn, Brian
Kantor and Mark Kaufman, all
of Houston. Ushering was also
Rick Goldberg of Houston.
Following the ceremony, the
bride's parents hosted the
reception, followed by a
dinner-dance at Palrna Ceia
Golf and Country Club. The
bride is a stockbroker with
Thomson McKinnon
Securities. The groom is Public
Relations Manager of Stokes,
Epstein, Moore, Caborn and
Moore Advertising.
After a honeymoon trip to
Jamaica, the couple is making
their home in Tampa.
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Ian attends Greco Junior
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plays soccer for the Forest
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and baseball in the Temple
Terrace Little League. For the
past three years Ian has also
participated in Duke Univer-
sity's summer computer pro-
gram where this year he
received the award for best
academic student in the Pascal
II program.
Out of town guests include
Ian's grandparents, Henry and
Ruth Kaplan of Boca Raton;
Mary O'Donnell of New Jersey
and Dr. Alfred Henderson of
Washington, D.C. Additional
friends from both Florida and
New Jersey are also expected.
The congregation is cordially
invited to participate in this
joyous service, which will
begin at 1 p.m. at the Com-
munity Masonic Lodge, 402 W.
Waters Avenue, Tampa.
At a recent United Jewish Appeal Campaign Leadership In-
augural Conference, Congressman Samuel Gejdenson, (D. Conn.)
is pictured above (center) presenting a special award to Walter H.
Kessler (right) who will head the 1988 Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal Campaign. Attending The Conference
with Kessler was Gary Alter (left). Executive Vice President of the
Tampa Jewish Federation.
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Personal Advice
Dear Janice:
My husband and I have been
married for eight years. Dur-
ing this time, we have worked
on our careers, and each of us
is successful in our own right.
We have built a beautiful
house, and we have enjoyed
decorating it together. Our
leisure time is spent golfing,
taking trips, and socializing
with friends who are in the
same economic bracket which
we are in. For over a year, I
have had the desire to begin a
real "family"; that is, I would
like to have a baby. Bob and I
had always intended to have at
least one child, but now he is
not sure. Bob feels that life is
great as is, and a baby would
cramp our social life. He says
let's wait another few years.
I'm 35 years old, and in a few
years, I may not be able to
have a child. I'm also aware
that the older I get, the
greater the chance that my
child could suffer from a birth
defect such as Downs Syn-
drome. How do I convince Bob
to have a baby now?
Career Wife
Dear Career Wife:
What you seem to have is a dif-
ference in values that is,
Bob values leisure and his
social life, and you value
motherhood. Have you sat
down and discussed this
together? Is he aware of
how strongly you feel the
desire to have a baby, and of
what the ramifications
could be if you wait "a few
years?" Perhaps you want
to ask him what he fears the
most about becoming a
father. It may be that he
pictures both of you being
stuck in the house with no
respite. It may be that he
wants your undivided atten-
tion. Have you observed
him with other people's
children? Some people are
not comfortable around
kids, and it is important to
know if this is true about
Bob. Opportunities to be
with youngsters may clarify
his feelings.
Dear Janice:
Charlie and I and our two
kids moved to Tampa four
years ago. My Mom and Dad
have lived in New York all
their lives. Now they have
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decided to move down here
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to us, but I'm afraid of being
overwhelmed. I know they
want to live with us until they
find a place of their own.
Charlie and I have had our pro-
blems in the past, buth things
have been going well lately,
and I don't want to rock the
boat. I'm afraid my mother
will be demanding, and I know
she'll be homesick for all her
friends. Charlie works all day,
so I'll be the one who will have
the burden placed on me. How
can I tell my mother that I
want her here, but that I'm
also afraid?
Scared Daughter in Tampa
Dear Scared Daughter:
It may help if you tell your
Mom how you feel, but not
what she should say or do.
You can tell her that you
will be thrilled to have her
in Tampa, but that you
know she will understand
that you already have ac-
tivities, chores, plans, and
friends, all of which take up
your time, as well as your
children. It may help to of-
fer to have your parents live
with you on a time-limited
basis; tell them that you are
sure they can find housing
within four or six weeks, for
instance. It helps to know
there is light at the end of
the tunnal. Line up a realtor
you can trust, and put your
parents in that person's
hands. If they select hous-
ing on their own, they won't
blame you later if they
decide they don't like it. In-
troduce them to other peo-
ple of their own age,
parents of your friends, to
socialize with. Build in time
each week to spend with
your parents, but also build
in time to be alone with your
husband. Also be sure to
discuss what it will be like
having Grandma and
Grandpa here with your
kids. They need to know
what to expect, too. And
good luck!
If you have any questions or
concerns you wish address-
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Tampa Jewish Federation
Soviet Jewry Task Force
Readers Write
EDITOR:
Soviet Jewry is the World's
Concern. Now critics will
argue this point of view is
too provocative and possibly
suicidal, as it could result in
further delay and release of
Soviet Jews. Those efforts
could include scaling down
our human rights attacks,
then perhaps the Soviet
Union will come to
recognize that the United
States and Jews in par-
ticular do not harbor any ill
will and this idea is just a
prerequisite to continued
good relations with the
United States. But. if this
goes unchecked this
"disease" will sooner or
later infest the entire Soviet
Block countries.
The Soviet Union has always
accused the United States
of using human rights as a
pretext for interfering in its
internal affairs, yet the
United States must con-
tinue its concern for the
human rights of Soviet
Jews. This can successfully
be done by cultural ex-
change of artistic and sports
programs between both
countries.
America has an excellent op-
portunity to continue to
raise the issue of Soviet
Jewry by taking the occa-
sion to remind the Soviets
of the fundamental rights
the Soviet Jews lack.
To best explain the Soviet
Jews plight allow me to tell
you a story of a man who
died and went into
Paradise. He entered one
chamber and found many
well dressed "souls" sitting
at a beautifully decorated
table with a variety of
delicious foods. But unfor-
tunately, all present had
very short arms, so they
were given long utensils.
They stared at the food, but
could not manipulate their
tools in order to eat. Our
visitor went into the next
chamber and found the
same situation; people with
short arms and with long
utensils. Only here the spirit
was gay, the people
laughing, for they knew
how to combine love of
mankind and sincere
manipulation of hearts.
Each man fed his next
neighbor, there existed a
real spirit of cooperation
and friendship. All worked
together to attain their ob-
jective which is to free
Soviet Jewry by never let-
ting the world forget; even
if we have short arms. We
can accomplish this goal, it
can be done through sinceri-
ty, determination,
truthfulness, prayer and
hard work.
CAROLYN WAYNE,
Member Soviet Jewry
Task Force
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to Mrs. Shalett, is to bring
awareness to the plight of
Soviet Jews. "Our 1987-1988
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the Jewish community through
special programs. We intend
to build coalitions with Jewish
and non-Jewish organizations
and to foster action on behalf
of the oppressed minorities in
the Soviet Union."
The leaders of the United
States and the Soviet Union
are now, for the first time in
several years, exploring new
avenues of communication.
The renewed attention given
to Soviet Jewry can be traced
to the mobilization of the
American Jewish community
this past year. This Task Force
has the opportunity to work to
ensure the continued par-
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movement of elected officials,
public opinion molders, and
other prominent persons
throughout Tampa and the
U.S.
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Task Force and the Communi-
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at 875-1618.
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Congregations/Organizations Events
CONGREGATION
SCHAARAIZEDEK
Mayor Sandy Freedman To
Speak To Sisterhood
The opening meeting of the
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Sisterhood will be on Monday,
Oct. 5. The Board and general
meeting will begin at 10 a.m.,
with a luncheon to follow at
noon. The guest speaker will
be the Honorable Mayor of
Tampa Sandy Freedman,
whose topic is "Tampa: Where
are We? Where are we go-
ing?." Lunch will be $5 per
person and reservations are
necessary. Please call the
Temple at 876-2377 by Oct. 1.
A babysitter is available upon
request.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
B'nai B'rith Women Clear-
water Chapter, Tuesday, Oct.
6, 7:30 p.m. Coffee for new
members and guests. Call
785-1099. Tampa members call
248-2546.
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:30
p.m., Kent Jewish Center,
1955 Virginia, Clearwater,
open board meeting. Harriette
F. Shul man regional represen-
tative for B'nai B'rith
members insurance will
speak.
Guests and new members
are welcome. Call 786-5650 for
further information.
TAMPA BAY
JEWISH SINGLES
Monday, Oct. 5 Elec-
tions/Board Meeting! Please
join us for our monthly Board
meeting. This meeting will be
primarily for the election of
new officers for the next year.
All members are eligible to
vote but no absentee ballots
will be accepted. The meeting
begins at 7 p.m. and will be
, held at the Tampa Jewish
Community Center, 2808
Horatio St., Tampa.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 Happy
Hour! We're back to
Charades, in Howard
Johnson's at Cypress and
Westshore in Tampa, for
another great Happy Hour.
This event will be hosted by
our very own President Greg
(985-9273) and Gail. Mixing
begins at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10 Road
Rally! Let's try something dif-
ferent! The group will gather
for a Road Rally at the Bom-
bay Bicycle Club,2721 Gulf-to-
Bay, Clearwater. The race
beigins at 7 p.m. and we'll be
gathering back at the Bombay
Bicycle Club afterwards to
give out prizes and compare
notes. Registration is $3 for
Members and $6 for Non-
Members. Don't forget a
flashlight and a Pinellas Coun-
ty map. Please call Deborah,
577-4202, for more
information.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 Happy
Hour! Another great joint
happy hour with all the Tampa
Bay Jewish Singles invited as
well as a special gathering of
our 40 Isn't Fatal! group. We'll
be at the Snuggery, 1501 US
19 S Oust South of The Clear-
water Mall). It begins at 5:30
p.m. and goes until whenever!
Shelly (748-8645) and Eric
(784-7813) will be hosting this
event and be sure to look for
Linda (397-5957) or Nancy
(360-0000) for the 40 Isn't
Fatal! Group.
CONGREGATION
RODEPH SHOLOM
First Annual
Celebrity Roast
"I was a member of the
Board and the next thing I
know, I was president of
Rodeph Sholom and I don't
know what happened," said
Sammy Bobo, who will be
honored at a Dinner Dance and
Celebrity Roast to be held on
Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Tam-
pa Airport Mariott Hotel at
7:30 p.m.
Of course, anyone who
knows Sammy, knows that his
devotion to Judaism and
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dedicated service to Rodeph
Sholom were the reasons for
that election as president of
the congregation in 1978. He
has been president of the
Men's Club and a very active
member of the Morning Con-
ductor's Group, Ritual Com-
mittee, and Board of
Directors.
One of seven children, Sam-
my was born in Macon, Ga.,
and was Bar Mitzva'd at a lit-
tle wooden shul on Central
Ave., Knesset Israel. He met
his wife Rieva, at a Jewish
singles affair in Jacksonville,
and they were engaged three
months later. Rieva is presi-
dent of the Congregation
Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood.
This is the first outside
Kosher affair that Rodeph
Sholom has had, and is made
possible because several hotels
in Tampa now provide Kosher
catering.
Tickets for the gala are $50
per person, and may be pur-
chased at the Synagogue office
(2713 Bayshore Blvd. -
837-1911), or from Mrs.
William Oster, 563 Madeira
Ave. (254-9261).
FOUNDERS HONORED
By Menorah Manor
The elegant new St.
Petersburg Hilton was the
place to be on Saturday even-
ing, Sept. 28, when the
Founders Association of
Menorah Manor held its Din-
ner of Appreciation.
The highlight of the evening
was the presentation to each
member of the Founders
Association of a stainless steel
Menorah depicting the logo of
the Home. This exclusive piece
of art was designed especially
for Menorah Manor by
sculptor and printmaker
Gladys Sauber.
Mrs. Sauber's works have
been exhibited at the
Baltimore Museum of Art. The
Peale Museum, and the
Sculpture Center in New York
City. Her commissioned works
include a 45-foot Memorial to
the Victims of the Holocaust
for the Baltimore Hebrew
Congregation.
Members of the Founders
Association have pledged
$50,000 or more ($25,000 for a
single person) to Menorah
Manor's Capital Building
Fund. These donors are the
standard bearers for the
future of aging. Because of
their financial and emotional
commitment to Our Home for
Jewish Living they inspire
ideas and actions improving
the care and treatment of
older adults.
It was a special night indeed,
when those people were
honored for making a dream of
a Jewish nursing home for
Tampa Bay a reality.
MEMORAH MANOR
GUILD
Gala A Sellout
The response to the Guild's
second annual fundraising
Gala Nov. 7, at Ruth Eckerd
, Hall has been so overwhelming
that 300 tickets have been
completely sold.
A waiting list is being
established to accommodate
additional contributors in the
event that more dinner and
seat space is made available.
Shirley Solomon, president
of the Guild acknowledges
with thanks the following
women who have worked so
diligently to make this year's
Gala another succesful affair.
Sue Schechter and Doris
Rosenblatt, Ways and Means
co-chairmen, Loretta Linsky,
Sonya Miller, Edie Seligman,
Marilyn Benjamin, Lee
Kessler, Dell Krug, Lila
Lawrence, Joan Benjamin,
Bobbie Keidan, Donna Orns,
Marilyn Weissman, Sally
Siegel, Elsie Estroff, Ida
Michels, Syd Green, Ruth
Glickman, Margie Schwartz,
Lynn Greenberg.
CONGREGATION
BETH AM
(Formerly North Tampa
Reform Jewish
Congregation)
First Annual Meeting
A milestone gathering of a
year old congregation took
place Sept. 12: By choice of its
members, the North Tampa
Reform Jewish Congregation
was given the Hebrew name
"Congregation Beth Am"
(House of the People) and the
first elected board of officers
was installed at the group's
first annual meeting held in
the ambiance of the new West
Shore Hyatt Hotel overlooking
Tampa Bay.
Directly after her welcome
and call to order, the evening's
chairman, Lili Kaufman, who
was also temple name chair-
man, announced that 97 per-
cent of members had voted
and by a significant majority
had chosen the name Con-
gregation Beth Ant. Mrs.
Kaufmann reflected the con-
gregation's feeling when she
intoned, "May we become a
mighty force of Jewish caring
in our community."
Gary Alter, executive direc-
tor of the Tampa Jewish
Federation gave the opening
prayer, the D'var Torah. affir-
ming, "Our goals to serve God
as one people."
Ralph Golub, steering com-
mittee coordinator, Gil Singer,
treasurer, and Ruth Klein, co-
chairman of the by-laws com-
mittee, presented a state-of-
the-congregation report,
followed by Marsha Sherman
recognizing achievements and
presenting gift books on
prayer and observances to
outgoing steering committee
members.
The report of nominating
committee chairman Golda
Brunhild was followed by Al
Riesenburger of the executive
committee of the national
board of the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, who conveyed the
organizations's greetings and
encouragement noting, "The
Union helps congregations do
collectively what it would be
impossible for congregations
to do themselves." Mr. Riesen-
burger then installed the
following new officers:
Maurice Shaw, MD, president;
Marsha Sherman, ad-
ministrative vice president;
Hans Juergensen, PhD, ritual
and education vice president;
Betsy Singer, growth and
development vice president;
John Riesenburger, treasurer;
Ellen Lorenzen, financial
secretary; Jerome Gourse,
PhD, recording secretary;
Mort Klein, Stuart Weston
and Joseph Kerstein,
members-at-large; Ralph
Golub, PhD, past president.
Dr. Shaw, a pediatrician,
reached everyone as he likened
the first year of the congrega-
tion's life to the growth and
development in the first year
of a child's life. Cantor Vikki
Silverman and ritual chairman
Joseph Kerstein concluded the
gathering with a Havdalah ser-
vice and benediction before the
group adjourned to the elegant
dessert buffet.
Meeting committee
members and hostesses includ-
ed Nancy Charles, Adrienne
Golub, Betty Howard, Ruth
Klein, Wendy Lampert, Sara
Stern and Mary Young.
Religious Directory
CONGREGATION BAI8 TEFFILAH Orthodox
3418 Handy Road No. 103 Rabbi Yossi Dubrowaki 960/1490 Services Friday
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION BETH AM (formerly North Taapa Refona Jewish
Coagregatiea)
C/o Joseph Kerstein, 1448 W. Busch Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 33612, 949-0115. 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).
CONGREGATION KOL AMI Cs-srvative
3919 Moran Road 962-6338 Rabbi H. David Rose. Cantor Sam Iaaak Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM Conative
2718 Bayshore Boulevard 887-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, hasxan William
Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15.
CONGREGATION SCHAARAI ZEDBE Refona
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Richard J. Birnholi. Services: Friday, 8
p.m.
TEMPLE DAVID
2001 Swann Avenue 261-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. Dairy morning and evening minyan. 7:30 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF TAMPA Orthodox
President Alfred Wasaerberger. 254-2907, 839-5980 Services Friday 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday night classes 8 p.m.; High Holiday Services Call
254-1907 or 839-5980 for location of services.
CHABAD LUBAVrrCH
13156-A North Dale Mabry. Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski, Executive Director 963-2317
CHABAD HOUSE JEWISH STUDENT CENTER
5202 Seneca Ave. Rabbi Dovid Mockin. Program Coordinator. 980-0942. Friday
night Services one half hour after sunset. Tuesday night classes at 8 p.m.
1 B'NAI B'RITH HILLEL FOUNDATION at U.S.F./U.T./H.C.C.
U.S.F.-CTR 2382 Tampa 33620 972-4433. Services and Oneg Shabhat Friday
evening 7 p.m. Sunday Bagel Brunches, 11:30 a.m.
JEWISH CONGREGATION OF SUN CITY CENTER
634-9162. United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Street. Sun City Center, Ser
vices: Friday. 8 p.m.
RECONSTRUCTIONS COMMUNITY (IIA VI It AM
Reconstructionist Cambridge Woods 972-4433 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly
study discussion sessions, "Shabhat Experience." monthly services and dinner.


Friday, October 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
Chessed Shel Ernes
The following officers were installed at the First Annual Meeting
of Congregation Beth Am on Sept. 12. (Sealed left to right) Betsy
Singer, Marsha Sherman, Dr. Maurice Shaw, Dr. Hans
Juergensen. (Standing left to right) Dr. Jerome Gourse, John
Riesenburger, Ellen Lorenzen, Stuart Weston, Mori Klein Dr.
Ralph Golub, and Joseph Kerstein.
By RABBI
THEODORE BROD
The Jew stands out from
among all nations by the great
respect tendered to his
departed ones and the great
feeling with which he honors
their memory.
He rises to lament their
departure from this world. He
sits in stocking feet, seven
days in mourning on chairs or
cushions low to the ground. He
repeats the Radish, the
mourner's prayer, every day
for 11 months. Then, every
year on the anniversary of
their death, he lights 24 hour
candles in memory of their
departed souls. He repeats the
Radish, gives Tzadukah (chari-
ty), and visits their graves ful-
ly aware that their earthly gar-
Sunday Series At The Temple
An innovative outreach pro-
gram is planned by Tampa
Jewish Family Services in col-
laboration with three local
synagogues to provide
workshops addressing a varie-
ty of topics on Sunday morn-
ings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
The first such series offers
TFJS professional staff at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
to present these three
programs:
Oct. 18 "You and Your
Child: Living through
Divorce" is a workshop design-
ed to help parents understand
what their children are ex-
periencing during and after
their parents' divorce. It ad-
dresses issues such as divided the elderly and aging popula-
loyalties, guilt, feelings of self- tion in our community. We will
blame, anger, and how to deal look at beliefs, some true and
with these issues. They will
also examine the parental
temptation to depend upon the
child and to substitute the
child for significant others
after divorce.
Nov. 8 "A Practical
Workshop on the Gifted Child"
is a workshop which will focus
on identifying the gifted child,
advocating for the gifted child,
and understanding how the
gifted child feels as he or she is
singled out from other
classmates by being
designated as "gifted."
Dec. 6 "Myths and
Realities of Aging" addresses
some untrue, that many people
have about the needs and feel-
ings of our elderly. These will
include the need for compa-
nionship, basic needs such as
eating, sleeping, and exercise,
and the need for being thought
worthy, as well as our fear of
growing old.
This series is open not only
to all Temple members, but to
all friends of Tampa Jewish
Family Services as well. For-
mat will include both a presen-
tation and a discussion, with
time for questions. No pre-
registration is required.
Community Calendar
Friday, October 2
Kol Nidre
Candlelighting time 6:55 p.m.
JCC cloaca noon
6:15 and 8:30 p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Services
7 p.m. Temple David
6:45 p.m. Congregation Kol Ami Services
7:30 Congregation Beth Am
8 p.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7:30 p.m. Congregation Bais Teffilah
8 p.m. Chabad House
Saturday, October 3
Yom Kippur
8:30 a.m. Temple David
9 a.m. Congregation Kol Ami
9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek
10 a.m. Congregation Beth Am
10 a.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom
10 a.m. Congregation Bais Teffilah
10 a.m. Chabad House
Sunday. October 4
1 p.m. JCC Family Festival Day
1 p.m. Kool Ami Boneem Decorate Sukkah
7 p.m. Kol Ami Kadima and USY Decorate Sukkah
Monday, October S
10 a.m. Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Board and General
meeting
Noon Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Luncheon
7 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Elections/Board
meeting-JCC Tampa
7:30 p.m. Brandeis Short Stories Study Group
Tuesday, October C
10 a.m. ORT/Bay Horizons 10th Anniversaries
Celebration
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Charades, Tampa
7:30 p.m. ORT/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
7:45 p.m. Kol Ami Sisterhood Board meeting
8 p.m. Hadaasah/Ameet Board meeting
Wednesday. October 7
Ere* Smkkot
Jewish Coauaaaity Feed Beak
10 a.m. Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Decorate Sukkah
1 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Opening meeting
2 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Opening Luncheon
6:30 pm. Kol Ami Services
7:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Family Services
Thursday. October 8
Sakket
JCC Closed
9:45 a.m. Kol Ami Services
10 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Servicea
Friday. October 9
Sukkot
Candlelighting time 6:48 p.m.
JCC cloaed
9:45 a.m. Kol Ami Services
6 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood
Shabbat
6:30 p.m. Kol Ami Youth Shabbat
7 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Services
Dinner and Oneg
Saturday, October 10
7 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Road Rally Bom-
bay Bicycle Club, Clearwater
Sunday. October 11
4 p.m. Kol Ami Kadima and USY Israeli Day
Monday, October 12
12:15 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Executive Board meeting
4:30 p.m. Mary Walker Apartments Board meeting
Tuesday. October 13
10:30 a.m. Hadassah/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour
Snuggery Clearwater
6:15 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation B & P Board
meeting
6:30 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Dinner meeting
7 p.m. ORT/AII Chapters meeting
7:30 p.m. Hillel School Board meeting
Wednesday, October 14
Jewish Community Food Bank
10 a.m. National Council Jewish Women General meeti:
Noon Tampa Jewish Family Service Executive
meeting
5:30 p.m. ADL Executive Committee meeting
6:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Men's Club meeting
Thursday. October IS
Saeaiai Atseret
JCC Cloaed
9:30 a* Brandeis Art and Musk
9:45 a.m. Kol Ami Service
10 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Yixkor Services
7 p.m. Kol Ami Services
7:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Family Services
Friday, October 18
Slate hat Torah
CaadldighUBc tfaae 6:40 p.m.
JCC Cloaed
9 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Service
9:45 a.m. Kol Ami Service
6:30 p.m. Kol Ami Early Service
6:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Early Service
ment has already turned to
dust. Quietly, he sits at their
gravesides contemplating
some advice or kind words he
heard from them, a legacy that
they left him.
In itself, death is not a
tragedy. It is the untimely
nature or the unfortunate cir-
cumstances surrounding it
that makes death, tragic.
When a peaceful death follows
a long life blessed with more or
less good health, a life devoted
to one's family and fellow man,
then no matter how great the
loss and sorrow, we must look
upon such a life as a blessing.
Judaism views the world we
live in as an entry that leads to
yet another world (Olam-Haba)
where man is judged and
where his soul continues to ex-
ist. The traditional Jewish
customs and laws concerning
death and mourning vary, but
all address themselves to
maintaining the dignity of the
deceased and to comforting
the pain of the mourners. That
is the major function of the
Chevra Kaddisha.
The following are some of
the important customs concer-
ning the Jewish dead.
"I will go down with thee in-
to Egypt, and I will also surely
bring thee up again, and
Joseph shall put his hand upon
thine eyes." (Genesis 46:4)
All present at the departure
of the soul are required to rend
their garments. The duty of
tearing the garment by those
who are not obligated to
observe mourning for the
deceased (not related) may be
fulfilled by making a slight
tear at the hem. It is a time-
honored and ancient sign of
grief in Israel extending back
to Biblical times. The garment
that is torn is worn throughout
the week of mourning except
on the Shabbat. When tearing
the garment, this blessing is
made, "Blessed Art Thou, L'd
Our G'd The True Judge."
"The L'd Gave And The L'd
Hath Taken Away." (Job 1:21)
Those present who are not
obligated to mourn should
recite the above blessings
without the Divine name and
the title King Yoreh Deah 340.
Moed Katan 25a)
The corpse must be con-
stantly watched and never be
left alone. This is one of the
duties of the Chevra Kaddisha.
The one who guards the dead
is exempt from reciting
prayers or from observing any
Precepts (Mitzvot) of the
Torah.
This follows the law, that he
who is engaged in the perfor-
mance of one religious duty is
exempt from performing
another. It is forbidden to eat
in the room where the deceas-
ed is, even fruit or water is for-
bidden. (Beruchot 18a, Moed
Katan 23b)
If one must observe mourn-
ing, he is called an Onan from
the time death occurred until
after the interment. He may
not remove his shoes before
the burial, but he is permitted
to leave the house to make the
necessary provision for the
burial. (Yoreh Deah 341)
'The L'd Keep Thee From
All Evil; He Shall Keep Thy
Soul." Amen!
Shabbat Sholom!
(To be continued)
Obituaries
HABEB
Isaac A.. 86, of Tamps, died Sunday
September 13. 1987. A native of Palestine,
he was a resident of the Tamps Bay area
since 1919. He was a merchant and owner of
Haber and Company department stores in
Ybor City and on Franklin Street for over
35 years and a member of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. He is survived by a
daughter. Rachel Bass of Tampa; a step-son,
Jack Molchos of Miami: three grand-
children; and two great-grandchildren.
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The Year In Review
April, 1987
JERUSALEM Foreign
Minister Peres visited Spanish
officials and drummed up sup-
port for his international peace
conference proposal. Premier
Shamir had hoped Peres would
fail. Peres also met Soviet of-
ficials in Rome, reportedly to
discuss resumption of
diplomatic relations.
BONN Chancellor Helmut
Kohl, in his strongest public
statement on the Nazi era,
called the Holocaust a crime
"unprecedented in history"
which cannot be forgotten.
The comments came during a
luncheon for Israeli President
Chaim Herzog, the first Israeli
head of state to visit Germany.
PARIS French counter-
intelligence arrested eight
men believed to be terrorists
planning to blow up El Al and
TWA airliners.
TEL AVIV Some 1,500
university students staged a
rowdy demonstration outside
the Premier's office to protest
the government's failure to
discuss students' grievances
over plans to raise tuition.
May
WASHINGTON Rep.
Jack Kemp (R., N.Y.) introduc-
ed legislation to close the
PLO's"two offices in the U.S.
and to make it a felony to aid
the organization.
WASHINGTON The long-
awaited Iran-Contra hearings
began before a joint congres-
sional committee with retired
Air Force Gen. Richard Secord
saying Iran was furious at the
quality of the first 18 of 80 I-
Hawk missiles delivered by
Israel on behalf of the U.S. He
added that some U.S. officials
wanted to blame Israel.
BOSTON Jozef Mlot-
Mroz, an accused anti-Semite,
resigned as president of the
Holy Name Society affiliated
with the St. John the Baptist
Church in Salem, Mass.,
following protests by Catholic
and Jewish leaders.
BUDAPEST WJC held an
enlarged Executive meeting in
the Hungarian capital, the
first major Jewish conference
in a Communist country.
Delegates paid tribute to
Wallenberg and congratulated
Meese for barring Waldheim
from entering the U.S.
JERUSALEM The Inner
Cabinet rejected Peres' bid for
the international Mideast
peace conference while it
became clear the Labor party
didn't have the votes to
dissolve the Knesset and call
new elections. Peres soon
after visited the U.S. to make
his case.
CHICAGO Former
Chicago policewoman Arlene
Gold received $140,000 from
the city in settlement of her
lawsuit saying the department
violated her rights by refusing
to adjust her work shift off
Saturdays. She became a prac-
ticing Orthodox Jew after 10
years on the force.
LYON The Klaus Barbie
trial began with "the Butcher
of Lyon" declaring he was
"illegally kidnapped and il-
legally brought to France." He
was allowed to be absent from
the proceedings.
NEW YORK The JDC
said it would publish the first
siddur since World War II in
Hungary.
BOSTON "Certain condi-
tions in Boston" apparently
Orthodox pressure convinc-
ed the president of the (Or-
thodox) Rabbinical Council of
America, Rabbi Milton Polin,
to withdraw from a program
on Jewish unity here that
would have included his
Reform and Conservative
peers.
VIENNA Waldheim blam-
ed "a lobby on the East Coast
of America" for influencing
the U.S. Justice Department
to bar his entry into the U.S.
JERUSALEM Shamir
pledged in writing to the ultra-
Orthodox Shas Party to seek
to change the law within 60
days to give the Israeli Chief
Rabbinate the power to ap-
prove all conversions to
Judaism for those seeking
Israeli citizenship. This in ex-
change for Shas support in
blocking early Knesset elec-
tions. Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz of
Shas was appointed Minister-
Without-Portfolio. He resign-
ed as Minister of the Interior
last year rather than comply
with a Supreme Court order to
register U.S. immigrant
Shoshana Miller, converted to
Judaism by a Reform rabbi, as
Jewish.
GENEVA The Israeli Am-
bassador to the UN here, Pin-
chas Eliav, protested the inclu-
sion of books denying the
Holocaust at the International
Book Fair here.
WASHINGTON The
Supreme Court ruled that
Jews and Arabs are protected
against discrimination by
federal civil rights legislation
adopted in 1886. The ruling
allowed Shaare Tefila Con-
gregation of Silver Spring,
Md., to sue vandals for
damages under the civil rights
law.
NEW YORK The New
York Board of Rabbis called on
its members representing
every branch in Judaism in the
U.S. to encourage their con-
gregants to obtain, in the
event of a civil divorce, a
Jewish divorce (get) as well.
JERUSALEM The two
official probes into the Pollard
affair found Israel's top
political leaders and the in-
telligence community respon-
sible for grave mishandling of
the episode, but no one was
urged to resign.
TEL AVIV The Shin Bet
internal security serviee was
found to have fabricated
evidence that sent IDF Lt.
Azat Nafsu to prison for
treason.
WASHINGTON The
Federal Commission of Fine
Arts rejected designs for the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum here, saying part of it
would protrude too far into the
street.
WALTHAM, Mass. -
Brandeis University voted to
divest of all stock in companies
doing business in South Africa
except those providing medical
goods, humanitarian services
or reporting the news.
August 1987
TEL AVIV Israel ended a
ban by its top three leaders
against interviews with NBC-
TV, imposed in response to the
network's critical program
about Israel. The network
agreed to air Israeli objections
to "Six Day Plus 20 Years: A
Dream Is Dying."
SAN FRANCISCO -
United Israel Appeal criticized
the Jewish Federation here for
diverting $100,000 from
Jewish Agency funds to its
own Israel programs.
WASHINGTON Israel's
foreign aid and strong rela-
tionship with the U.S. survived
the Iran-Contra hearings as
the Jewish State was not link-
ed to diverting funds to the
Contras.
NEW YORK The Interna-
tional Jewish Committee on
Interreligious Consultations
(IJCIC), based here, accepted
an invitation to meet with
Pope John Paul II in Rome by
early September.
MANCHESTER, England
British Jews were concern-
ed by the report that
synagogue marriages there
dipped to 1,097 in 1986, the
lowest annual total in the cen-
tury by one percent.
OTTAWA A secret appen-
dage to the Deschenes Com-
mission report on war
criminals living in Canada was
released heavily censored.
The Rodal Report nevertheless
showed that Canada sheltered
suspected Nazi war criminals
through 1983.
WASHINGTON Opposi-
tion to the Lavi fighter jet
grew as the State Department
officially urged its termina-
tion. That followed the iden-
tical request from two major
Knesset committees. Foreign
Minister Peres said the U.S.
warning couldn't be
discounted.
TORONTO A second trial
was set for Jan. 4, 1988 for
Ernst Zundel, the Canadian
school teacher whose convic-
tion of publishing lies about
the Holocaust was overturned.
TEL AVIV Likud
Minister-Without-Portfolio
Ariel Sharon broke his five-
year silence on the Lebanon
war with a four-hour speech.
The architect of the 1982 inva-
sion as Defense Minister said
the Cabinet had backed him all
the way. In a rare show of
unanimity, his former Cabinet
colleagues all accused him of
lying.
SAN FRANCISCO The
American Bar Association
voted to continue its con-
troversial "Declaration of
Cooperation" with the
Association of Soviet Lawyers.
September
CASTEL GANDOLFO -
The nine-man Jewish delega-
tion met with the Pope at his
summer residence to discuss
the Vatican attitude on the
Holocaust and anti-Semitism,
its lack of diplomatic relations
with Israel, the Pope's
meeting with Waldheim and
improving communications
between the Pope and Jewish
leaders. Not all issues were
resolved, but the way was
cleared for the previously en-
dangered Sept. 11 meeting
with Jewish leaders in Miami.
JERUSALEM Minister-
Without Portfolio Moshe
Arens (Likud), a former air-
craft engineer, resigned from
the Cabinet over the Lavi
decision.
VIENNA An ostensibly
independent international
commission convened by the
Austrian government began
its investigation of President
Waldheim's wartime service
behind closed doors.
NEW, YORK The Soviet
Union told several prominent,
long-time Jewish refuseniks
including Iosif Begun, Viktor
Brailovsky, Vladimir Lifshitz,
Arkady Mai, Lev Sud and Se-
myon Yantovsky they could
emigrate. It later gave the
same permission to five more
of them, including Lev Elbert.
BONN Rabin made the
first visit of an Israeli Defense
Minister to West Germany.
MIAMI The Pope's
meeting with 1986 Jewish
leaders the first Papal
meeting with Jews on U.S. soil
came off warmly and frank-
ly. The Pope spoke of the uni-
que Jewish experience, in the
Holocaust and condemned
anti-Semitism, but supported
the work of Pope Pius XII dur-
ing World War II. Holocaust
scholars have argued that Pius
capitulated to the Nazis. The
Pope encountered Jewish pro-
testors here, and Would later
in San Francisco as he failed to
announce recognition of Israel
nor regrets at his reception for
Kurt Waldheim.
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Continued from Page 2
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