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olume 9 Number 26
Tampa, Florida Friday, December 25, 1987
Price 35 Cents
Riots and Strike Spread Throughout Israel
general strike called by
Israel's Arab citizens in
solidarity with their fellow
Arabs in the administered ter-
ritories was virtually 100 per-
cent effective Monday.
The strike shut down Arab
shops, businesses, manufactur-
ing plants, schools,
municipalities and all public
services. It spread to East
Jerusalem, whose Arab
residents are not Israeli
citizens, to Arab villages near
the capital and the West Bank
and Gaza Strip.
It reportedly was joined by
Druze residents on the Golan
Heights who heretofore re-
mained aloof to such
The strike was accompanied
by scattered incidents of rock-
throwing and tire-burning,
some in the heart of the coun-
try. Security forces used tear
gas to disperse violent
demonstrators. In the West
Bank, three Palestinians were
killed and one was wounded in
confrontations with Israeli
security forces.
Haaretz reported that
leading Likud figures discuss-
ed the possiblity of dissolving
the national committee of local
Arab leaders because of the
general strike and to withdraw
financial assistance to Arab
municipalities that par-
ticipated in it. About 750,000
Arabs are Israeli citizens.
The West Bank and Gaza
Strip parallel strike shut down
all activity. Eighty Palesti-
nians were detained as rioting
broke out anew.
An Arab youth was killed in
the West Bank town of Jenin
when police opened fire to ex-
tricate an Israeli civilian who
was being pelted with rocks.
Two Arabs were shot to death
in the West Bank village of
Tubas, where soldiers came
under a hail of rocks and
gasoline bombs.
Israel Defense Force chief of
Staff Gen. Dan Shomron
Continued on Pag* 8
Congress Passes PLO Bill
Stones against tear gas:
demonstrators, some masked
guarding their faces against
and others
tear gas, hurl
stones and yell slogans outside the Shifa
Hospital in Gaza City in the Israeli-occupied
Gaza Strip. AP/Wide World Photo
Be On Your Toes With Professor Larry Berger Jan. 6
Jan. 6, the Women's Division
of the Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion will hold its very special
Women's Wednesday program
at the Harbor Island Hotel, 10
a.m. Professor Larry Berger,
chairman of the USF Dance
Department will be the guest
speaker. According to co-
chairmen Vicki Paul and
Sharon Siegel, Professor
Berger will share his ex-
periences of living in Israel
from a cultural viewpoint.
During his year in Israel,
Berger taught dance history at
the Rubin Academy of Music
and Dance in Jerusalem, which
he calls the "Julliard of
Berger's professional career
includes; dancing on Broad-
way and television; teacher-
at colleges and conservatories
in the U.S., Europe, Middle
East, and South America. His
creative work encompasses
traditional ballet, musical
theater forms, modern dance,
and multi-media.
Women'8 Wednesday is an
educational program, designed
to give women an opportunity
to explore substantive issues.
It is a non-campaign event.
The couvert is $20. Please join
the Women's Wednesday
Committee (Vicki Paul,
Sharon Siegel, Janice Bren-
ner, Lynn Deitch, Nadine
Feldman, Diane Goldfeder,
Trudy Harris, Lyn Meyerson,
Jane Sergay, Jolene Shor,
Ellen Stern and Ann Rudolph)
and their many friends for an
enjoyable morning. RSVP to
Congress decided to require
the closing of both U.S. offices
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, despite State
Department opposition to clos-
ing the group s observer mis-
sion at the United Nations.
The measure, included in the
final form of the State Depart-
ment authorization bill, also
criticizes the Soviet Union for
human rights violations, for
impeding the delivery of mail
and for failing to upgrade rela-
tions with Israel.
The bill now goes to Presi-
dent Reagan for signature.
The portion of the measure
closing the PLO's Washington
office comes more than a
month after the State Depart-
ment ordered the office to
close by Dec. 1.
: U.S. District Court Judge
Charles Richey affirmed the
Sent 15 State Department
order two weeks ago, but an
appeal of the decision is
The State Department,
however, has consistently op-
posed closing the PLO s
observer mission at the United
Nations. Department
spokesman Charles Redman
criticized the congressional
provision ordering the mission
closed as a "violation of our
obligations" under the UN
Headquarters Treaty.
He would not comment on
whether the State Department
would urge Reagan to veto the
The measure also bars the
Continued on Page 5
More than 650 community members rallied for Soviet Jewry at
Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, December 8 before the Israeli
Chassidic Festival The rally was jointly sponsored by the Tampa
Jewish Federation and the Pinellas Federation, the Central
Florida Council for Soviet Jewry and the Pinellas County Board
of Rabbis. Since fire codes at the hall prevented that number in the
Margaret Heye Great Room upstairs, the overflow crowd staged
an impromptu rally outside, (fourth, fifth, and sixth persons
from left) The Shvorin family, Naomi, Sabina, and Solomon,
were honored guests at the rally.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, December 25. 1987
Student Honor* ... Plant High School recently in-
troduced its newest members of the National Honor Socie-
ty. The juniors that were inducted include: Bob Altns, son
of Muriel and Phil Altus; Jennifer Herman, daughter of
Pene and Tom Herman, and Bunny Herman; Nicole
Linsey, daughter of Rosemary and Dennis Liasey; Merrie
Miller, daughter of Nancy and Jeff Miller; Tricia Per-
digon, daughter of Pene and Tom Herman; Allison Sher,
daughter of Nancy and Sanford Sher; and Mara Tache,
daughter of Louise and Jack Tache. Seniors who made the
Honor Society include Michael Barnes, son of Sne and
Bob Barnes; Eric Orill, son of Richard Orill, and Bob
Schwarta, son of Judy and Michael Schwartz. This super
group of students join the following, who remain members
from last year; Lisa Kahn, daughter of Barbara and Mar-
tin Port; Francie Linaky, daughter of Karen and Michael
Linsky; and Marcy Solomon, daughter of Maxine and
Marty Solomon. You and your families have a lot to be pro-
ud of keep up the excellent work!
Berkely places third-----It doesn't take a mathematical
genius to know that Berkely students have a winning for-
mula in its Math Club. Berkeley Preparatory School recent-
ly placed first among Florida schools participating, and
were third in the Southeast. Individual awards were won
by Darin Goldstein, son of Michelle aad Barton Golds-
tein, who placed FIRST from Florida in Geometry and 21st
overall; and Josh Kreitser, son of Laura aad Stephen
KreiUer, who plaed THIRD in Florida in Advanced Math
and 31st Overall. Absolutely Fantastic!! Students who
represented Berkeley's Math Club include; Todd Beaaet,
son of Roberta aad Ira Bennett; Mike Stein, son of
Lenore aad Frank Stein; Aaron Germain aad David Ger-
main, sons of Batty aad Bernard Germain; Mike Stein,
son of Leslie aad Richard Stein, and Darin and Josh.
Another whiz kid-----Lisa Stevens, daughter of Dr.
Michael aad Beverly Stevens made the Beta Club at
Chamberlain High School. In order to qualify, a student has
to have a 3.8 GPA or Above!! Way to Go!!
WHOOOO ... TMazel Tov to Naomi Sobel, who was
selected for Who's Who in American High Schools. Naomi
was also inducted into the National Honor Society and the
Spanish Honor Society. A junior at Leto High School,
Naomi is the daughter of a very proud Judith Sobel. Muy
Very accomplished brothers .. Todd and Lee Mezrah,
sons of Diane and Leon Mezrah, are busily pursuing
higher education in the same fields. Lee, a junior at the
University of Alabama, is in the 'business school majoring in
corporate finance. He recently was elected President of his
ZBT fraternity chapter comprised of seventy-five active
members. At parents weekend, his parents will be honored
guests. Todd, a recent graduate of the University of
Alabama with a degree in corporate finance and invest-
ment management is now enrolled in the MBA program at
Georgia State University in Atlanta. He plans to graduate
with a Masters degree in finance. During his free time,
Todd is a nautilus instructor at the Sporting Club and in-
vites all his Tampa friends now in Atlanta, or visiting, to
stop by and say hello.
Aa apple for the teacher ... W. Keith Schilit, a Pro-
fessor of Strategic Planning and Entrepreneurship at the
University of South Florida, recently received the George
Washington Honor Medal for Economic Education. This is
a prestigious national collegiate teaching award presented
by the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge for innovative
approaches to teaching. Keith received the award at the
annual USF College of Business Free Enterprise Dinner.
Moving on up... to downtown is Jaaet Fried, formerly
the Museum of Science and Industry's financial analyst.
She was one of five people chosen to head up a new Produc-
tivity and Services Team for Hillsborough County. Great!
Commuter no more ... a BIG welcome back to Andy
Then, who has been commuting for the last year to
Gainesville and back while his employer, Total Tape, has
been completing their plans to move here. Total Tape is a
publishing company handling self-study continuing educa-
t; n, and it is now located in Sabal Park. Andy is Chief
Financial Officer. Happy to have him "back" are Gail, Jay
and Lee, and friends. Next weekend on the links?!
Tampa Jewish Family Service
Provides Workshops For Elderly
Tampa Jewish Family Ser-
vices presented the second in a
continuing series of discus-
sions to 40 elderly residents of
Jewish Towers.
The December workshop
presented as speakers the
following: Dr. Anschel 0.
Weiss, Director of Tampa
Jewish Family Services, who
addressed topics -such as fami-
ly secrets, passing along infor-
mation to younger genera-
tions, and feelings about hav-
ing done one's best; attorney
David Anton who addressed
the topics of wills, trusts, and
"durable family" power of at-
torney; and Charles D. Segal,
Director of Beth David Chapel,
who helped participants to
understand how pre-planning
for one's funeral ar-
rangements can help to reduce
stress for oneself and for
While Toby Krawitz
facilitated the group, each
speaker was introduced by Mr.
Boesky Trades Communal
Ties For Prison Term
Ivan Boesky, sentenced to
three years in prison for his
role in illegal insider trading,
will likely change his entire
life's focus during his years of
incarceration and probably the
years following. The former
Wall Street arbitrager enroll-
ed as a master's candidate at
the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America.
Earlier this year, Boesky at-
tended classes at the
seminary, where his teachers
and classmates noted his in-
terest in his studies and his
questions about Jewish law.
He did not give interviews
while attending the seminary,
which is the higher learning in-
stitution of the Conservative
movement of Judaism.
Soviets Scuttle
For M.P.s
ranking Soviet diplomat claim-
ed before the Parliamentary
Human Rights Committee
here that the figure of 400,000
Soviet Jews seeking exit visas
was fictitious.
Alexei Makarov, minister
counsellor at the Soviet Em-
bassy, who appeared before
the committee apparently of
his own volition, chided the
M.P.s for alleged anti-Soviet
bias. The committee has been
hearing testimony -for more
than six months on human
rights in the Soviet-bloc
It has heard mostly from
Jewish and other religious
groups, emigre organizations
and Baltic nationalists.
Makarov, who is second in
command at the Soviet Em-
bassy, called the hearings a
daily parade of anti-Soviet bias
from people who use "Cold
War cave language" to smear
the Soviet Union.
Saying he was "appalled at
the biased approach," he
disputed the claim by Jewish
groups before the committee
that Soviet Jews are not allow-
ed to leave the country and are
denied the right to practice
their religion.
He held up a list which he
claimed refuted the charge
that some 400,000 Jews want
to emigrate.
The seminary indicated that
Boesky would not have to re-
enroll after completing his jail-
term. Despite rumors, JTS
also denied that Boesky is
enrolled in the seminary's rab-
binical studies program.
Prior to his indictment on a
federal charge of conspiring to
"make false, fictitious and
fraudulent statements" to the
federal government, Boesky
was a very high-profile
member of the Jewish philan-
thropic community in New
York and had been a member
of the JTS board and president
of the JTS library corporation.
The day before the Security
and Exchange Commission an-
nounced it was fining Boesky a
record $100 million, he inform-
ed JTS that he was resigning
from the two positions. He
withdrew his name and that of
his wife, Seema, from the
library, for which he had
reportedly pledged $2 million.
Boesky also resigned from
the boards of UJA-Federation
of New York, Yeshiva Univer-
sity and the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council. He was a
member of the UJA-
Federation's council of
overseers and campaign
leadership, and had twice
chaired the UJA-Federation
joint campaign.
In addition, Boesky served
as special adviser on Jewish af-
fairs to the Republican Na-
tional Jewish Coalition. He
also withdrew a pledge of
$750,000 for the planned
Center for Jewish Life at
Princeton University.
Young, pretty, female
interested in male age 40-
50. Phone and photo to
P.O.B. 2198, New York,
NY 10185.
Irving Garber, a resident of
Jewish Towers.
"Getting the Best from the
Rest" of your life is a series
designed for elderly persons
and is sponsored by Tampa
Jewish Family Services. This
series, which includes discus-
sion, lecture, and experiential
activities, begins on Wednes-
day, Jan. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.
and continues for eight con-
secutive Wednesday after-
noons at Jewish Towers in
Tampa. The public, as well as
Jewish Towers residents, is in-
vited to attend.
The topics which will be
covered are as follows:
Jan. 6: Memory and History
an Overview
Jan. 13: Values, Attitudes,
Jan. 20: Stages of Life and
Jan. 27: Physical Aspects of
Feb. 3: Myths and Facts of
Feb. 10: Human Needs and
Feb. 17: Looking Ahead
Feb. 24: Summing Up
Toby Krawitz, MSW, of
Tampa Jewish Family Ser-
vices, will serve as discussion
leader. Since group size is
limited to 15, early reserva-
tions are suggested. There will
be no charge to those who par-
ticipate. Group members are
expected to attend all of the
sessions since there is con-
tinuity of topics from week to
week. A second series is plann-
ed to begin in March.
To reserve your space, call
Tampa Jewish Family Services
at 251-0083, or sign up at the
desk at Jewish Towers.
Mums' Maids
Free Estimates
PHONE (813) 837-5874
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Friday, December 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Year-End Review Of 'Jewish' News
Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of
glasnost, the arrest and trials
of Nazi war criminals, the U.S.
Justice Department's
crackdown on extremists and
Pope John Paul H's meetings
with American Jewish leaders
are among the 10 issues of ma-
jor significance to the Jewish
community in 1987. The list
was completed by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
The complete list follows:
Gorbachev's Glasnost:
Although to be viewed with
continued skepticism and
tested at every opportunity,
glasnost may introduce a new
dimension of hope for Soviet
Jews as well as improved rela-
tions between the USSR and
the United States. Time and
pressure on the Kremlin for
continued democratization and
extension of human rights will
determine whether glasnost
heralds a dawn that is real or
Apprehension and trials of
Nazi war criminals: The arrest
in Argentina of Josef Schwam-
mberger, the brutal Nazi labor
camp commander. In France,
the sadistic "Butcher of
Lyons" Klaus Barbie was
found guilty. John Demjanjuk
is on trial m Israel. Karl Lin-
nas was deported to his native
Estonia but died before facing
trial. Belatedly but inevitably,
Nazi war criminals are finally
reaping the whirlwind.
Victory over extremists:
The Justice Department's con-
tinued vigorous prosecution of
hate group activists saw two
members of The Order con-
victed in Denver for violating
the civil rights of radio talk
show host Alan Berg,
murdered in 1984. In Arkan-
sas, ten Aryan Nations
members were indicted for
conspiring to overthrow the
government. In Nevada, five
members of the Committee of
the States were found guilty of
threatening the lives of Inter-
nal Revenue agents and a
judge. Pope John Paul H's
two meetings with American
Jewish leaders. As a conse-
quence of his embrace of alleg-
ed Nazi war criminal Kurt
Waldheim, modern dialogue
between Catholics and Jews
attained a new level of
frankness and significance
State of the Art
Fiber Optic
Diagnosis &
Mai Ahraai. M J.
Call far Hrfarautlaa
that, if properly implemented,
could lead to even greater pro-
gress on matters of our
Decisions on ethnic, racial
and sexual discrimination: The
Supreme Court ruled that civil
rights laws against racial
discrimination also protect
Jews and Arabs who are vic-
timized by ethnically-
motivated attacks. It also rul-
ed that the Rotary Clubs of
California must admit women.
The U.S. ban on
Waldheim: By placing
Austrian president Kurt
Waldheim on its "watch list,"
effectively barring him from
entering the United States,
the Justice Department
demonstrated that Nazi war
criminals, no matter how high
their office, are not welcome.
Anti-Semitism without
Jews: This phenomenon, which
emerged in practically Jude-
nein Poland and Austria, has
surfaced in Japan, a land with
hardly enough Jews to count.
Books blaming American Jews
for Japan's economic problems
have become best sellers.
Protestant declaration on
Judaism: The United Church
of Christ's policy statement,
the first by a major Protestant
denomination, affirms that
Judaism has not been
superseded by Christianity
and there is no abrogation of
God'8 covenent with the
Jewish people,
The opening of the United
Nations war crimes files: Long
sought, the opening to inspec-
tion by governments and
scholars of the dossiers on
some 40,000 suspects is a
welcome breakthrough in the
search for those who still elude
The indictment of Lyndon
H. LaRouche, Jr.: In the first
criminal charges to be brought
against him, political ex-
tremist and anti-Semitic pro-
Europe Cautions Restraint
And JEAN COHEN (Athena)
(JTA) European nations
have told Israel to exercise
greater restraint in dealing
with the violent demonstra-
tions that enveloped the Gaza
Strip this past week.
A resolution to that effect
was adopted by the
Strasbourg-based Parliament
of Europe, the legislative body
of the 12-member European
Economic Community. Less
restrained criticism of Israel
was contained in a statement
released in Athens by the
Greek Foreign Ministry.
The European Parliament
voted 155 to 15, with one
abstention, for a resolution
calling on Israel to observe the
International Convention on
the Rights of Man in the ter-
ritories it administers and to
apply the rights and obliga-
tions of an occupying power as
defined by the Geneva
(Israeli Ambassador to the
United Nations Benjamin
Netanyahu told a Security
Council debate that Israel's ac-
tions are in accord with the
Geneva Convention.).
The resolution also called on
Israel to agree to an interna-
tional conference for Middle
East peace.
Board cartlflad
Paul R. Levine, M.D.
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Mark R. Davis. M.D. '.
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a federal investigation of a
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On the day following his arrival in Israel from Russia, Soviet
refusenik Vladimir Slepak and his wife are pictured above with
Lee Kessler at the Laromme Hotel in Jerusalem. Lee and Walter
Kessler (the photographer) were participants in the UJA 40th An-
niversary Mission to Israel. Walter is serving as the 1988
TJFIUJA Campaign Chairman and Lee is co-chairman of the
Women's Lion Division.
Hold The Date!!!
Women's Division
Main Campaign Event
Date: February 23, 1988
Guest Speaker: Watch for details
in next Jewish Floridian
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, December 26, 1987
Violence Begs For Peace
Irrespective of Israel's determination of
what the final disposition of the Gaza Strip
should be, the Jewish state again faces ter-
rorism and hatred virtually alone.
The United States indicated it would abs-
tain from voting on, rather than veto, a
United Nations resolution denouncing ex-
cessive use of force by Israel in quelling
Arab protests in Gaza and the West Bank.
But the problem confronting Israel is not
just a protest, and far more than a public
relations crisis.
The violence of PLO-inspired Arabs is
such that it generates measures which rub-
ber bullets and water hoses cannot restrain.
Almost every one of the 21 dead in the
past two weeks of clashes has been the
result of Israeli use of live ammunition as a
last resort. Outnumbered by numbers rang-
ing up to 100-to-one, the Israeli soldiers and
the border police have chosen to survive
themselves rather than gain world
It is unfortunate, tragic that the strikes
and protests have spread to Israel itself. The
Arabs who are Israeli citizens have been
remarkably loyal through no fewer than five
Arab-Israeli wars.
Even as Israel reasserts its right to main-
tain its authority in Gaza and the West
Bank, the need for a permanent solution to
the occupied territories becomes more
Once again, peace cries out for attainment
in the Middle East. It must be given every
chance to emerge.
But just as it was a strong United States
which achieved the zero option and the INF
treaty with the Soviets, it can only be a
strong Israel which brings the Arabs to the
peace table.
Year-End Tzedekah
As the final days of 1987 arrive, we are
reminded that changing federal tax laws
make this an opportune time to either make
new gifts or pay on pledges to synagogues
and various Jewish causes.
For most Americans, the maximum tax
base for next year falls from more than 38
percent to either 28 or 33 percent. The net
savings inherent by making contributions at
year-end are apparent.
Ideally, these gifts should be made in the
true spirit of justice, charity and
benevolence. But philanthropy has con-
siderable personal economic impact.
That being the case, we can have the best
of both worlds by giving now. And, again,
we remind you to give not until it hurts, but,
until it helps.
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Letter to the Editor
Friday, December 25,1987
Volume 9
Number 26
This evening starts the
"Festival Of Lights" whereby
we Jews celebrate "A Great
Miracle" ... Nu? But where
Oh Where is our Menorah
which we so proudly displayed
at City Hall each year until
Have we forgotten what it is
we are actually celebrating or
are we as Ostriches ... while
sticking our heads in the sand,
we think the problems of
diaspora life as a minority
among minorities will just
disappear simply because we
can't see them or refuse to
face them?!...
In the last several decades,
we have allowed our uni-
queness, our Jewish values and
traditions, our collective soul
to drown in the mainstream
of American society. Our
children knew about matzah
balls but not about Moses;
about Bar but not about Mitz-
vah. We began to realize that
to our grandchildren even mat-
zah balls would be alien
unidentified floating objects
... And now, suddenly here in
Tampa, we are forbidden the
religious freedom that this
great nation of ours was
founded upon ...
Yes! Being Jewish is much,
much more than just eating
Bagels 'n Lox ... it is history
and the future; it is that extra
d i me nsion called
"Jewishness" which provides
a vivid expression of tradition
we all recognize and call
"Family!" ... It is important
and fascinating yet recognizes
the differences among Jews to
be less important than what
we have and cherish-in
The society we live in no
longer sustains us. The ques-
tion "Who Am I?" gnaws at
our unconscious. And no mat-
ter how assimilated we seem,
no matter how thoroughly
"American," we find within
ourselves an unspoken but
undeniable concern when fac-
ed with the subtle anti-
Semitism generated by narrow
minds and bigots. Tears well in
our eyes and anger in our
hearts when we see
"Holocaust" on TV. When
Israel is attacked, we feel per-
sonally threatened. When we
read of the frustrations of
Soviet Jews, we feel as though
a close cousin were suffering.
Why? Why do we react, almost
instinctively as Jews? Is it
because that pintele yid, that
spark of Jewishness that tradi-
tion tell8 us lies in the heart of
every Jew, simply refuses to
The signs of Jewish identity
that only a few years ago made
many of us feel uncomfortably
different how represents a uni-
queness that we cherish. The
Sabbath candles, The Passover
seder, the solidarity with
Israel, the Jewish ethical tradi-
tion and too, the Chanukah
Menorah, are all part of a
heritage we are reclaiming for
ourselves and our children.
It isn't going to be easy as
we're digging for our roots in
the middle of a great American
forest of wildly varying values
. as we are constantly being
bombarded with lifestyles,
holidays, traditions and ideals
which, however attractive, are
not Jewish nor do they reflect
where we came from in order
that we may know where we
are and in what direction we
are traveling to make certain
that we arrive in the right
place! .. It's a 20th Century
In this day and age when
prayer has been taken out of
the schools and the mere men-
tion of G-d causes a major stir
... It's no wonder out nation
is going to potl... Now is the
time for a modern day miracle.
For us, the parent generation,
to set a good example to those
who will carry on after us and
who will remember that we are
a community of Jews united;
that we do count as one voice
and that we call all sing out in
perfect harmony.
Joan Victoria Kenner

Friday, December 25.1987/The Jewish Floridlati of Tampa Page 5
Shamir Blasts Media
Left to right, Lynn Billing, Isabel Dubrov and Sabina Shvorin.
Voices of Soviet Jewish Women
Heard Loud and Clear
Thursday, Dec. 10, the
Women's Division of the Tam-
pa Jewish Federation and
Women's American ORT co-
sponsored Women's Plea for
Soviet Jewry at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek. Isabel Dubrov
and Sabina Shvorin, two
former citizens of the USSR,
gave a recount of their lives as
Soviet Jews and compared
their past to their current lives
as free Jews living in Tampa.
According to Dubrov and
Shvorin, having the opportuni-
ty to freely practice their
Judaism is not something they
take for granted. Shvorin, who
has been in Tampa approx-
imately two months, truly ap-
preciates the Jewish
knowledge she acquires
through her involvement in the
community and through her
daughter who attends the
Hillel Day School.
In addition to the informal
discussion with Shvorim and
Dubrov, which Lynn Billing
facilitated, students from Con-
gregation Rodeph Sholom led
the audience in singing "Leav-
ing Mother Russia." Students
from Congregation Schaarai
Zedek, Kol Ami, Beth Am, and
the Hillel Day School also
designed Chanukah cards
which were sent en masse to a
Moscow refusenik family. Bet-
ty Shalett also shared her ex-
periences from the Dec. 6 rally
in Washington D.C. with the
Women's Plea for Soviet
Jewry is part of an ongoing ef-
fort to inform the local Jewish
community of the plight of
Soviet Jews.
The Chanukah Speakers
Bureau Spreads The News
The Hillel School of Tampa
has been sharing the spirit of
Chanukah through a wonder-
ful program known as the
Chanukah Speaker's Bureau.
It is headed by Lynn Reiber,
Hillel's language arts teacher.
The Speakers Bureau which
started five years ago gives a
complete presentation of the
history, symbols, blessings,
songs, and festivities of
Chanukah to over 700 Jewish
and non-Jewish students at-
tending public and private
This years' speakers were
divided into 2 groups con-
sisting of four students. They
were Caron Jacobson, Shira
Doron, Janna Davidson, Josh
Ewen, Heidi Roth and Jocelyn
Lewis. Each student spoke
clearly and proudly about a dif-
ferent aspect of the Chanukah
The presentation consisted
of a table set up with a variety
of big, little, modern, and old
fashioned Menorahs. Behind
them stood an easel with pic-
tures of Judah Maccabee's vic-
tory at the rededication of the
temple, the dreidle and its let-
ters, the fried potato pancakes
(Latkes) and jelly donuts
(sufganiot), Chanukah Gelt,
and of course, gifts to be given
for eight nights.
The children in the audience
responded with enthusiasm
and curiosity to this informa-
tion. For some kids, this was
all new knowledge. Everyone
knows about Christmas, but
not everyone has heard about
Chanukah. According to Mrs.
Reiber, the speakers bureau is
a wonderful community ser-
vice, we are reaching the
students in Public Schools who
just get Christmas taugth to
them. So, we are able to bring
them Chanukah as well. They
are able to see that Christmas
is good and Chanukah is not
bad, either.
AVIV (JTA) Premier Yit-
zhak Shamir declared that
Israel would continue to en-
force law and order in the ad-
ministered territories by all
appropriate means, regardless
of its image abroad, and im-
plied that the world news
media could not be trusted to
report events objectively.
Shamir addressed the third
International Conference of
the Jeane Kirkpatrick forum
for Public Leadership and
Public Policy at Tel Aviv
PLO Closure
Continued from Page 1
PLO from establishing new of-
fices in the United States and
makes it illegal for any ex-
isting U.S. group to receive
anything of value, except in-
formation, from the PLO.
In another section of the bill,
Congress mandates, with two
exceptions, that the United
States suspend its participa-
tion in any UN entity that ex-
cludes Israel from member-
ship. The exceptions are
membership in the UN Securi-
ty Council and the safeguards
program of the International
Atomic Energy Agency.
It expresses the sense of the
Congress that the Interna-
tional Committee of the Red
Cross should grant identical
recognition to Israel's Magen
David Adorn (Red Shield of
David) as it accords the Red
Cross and Red Crescent. In ad-
dition, it calls for Israel's Red
Shield of David Society to be
made a full member of the
League of Red Cross Societies.
Joint German-
Israeli Research
governments of West Ger-
many and Israel will jointly
undertake 28 research projects
beginning next year, mainly in
scientific fields.
The projects in medicine, ir-
rigation, agriculture, physics,
literature and other areas are
the outcome of a 1986 agree-
ment between Chancellor
Helmut Kohl and the then-
prime minister of Israel,
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University. He blamed the cur-
rent distubances in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip on
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion terrorists.
"We shall continue to im-
pose security and public safety
(in the territories) even if there
are in the area correspondents
and cameramen covering
every step and even, if, as
everybody knows, it is not
always possible to rely on the
media to act responsibly and
not empahisize the negative
out of all proportion," Shamir
The premier was apparently
referring to the daily televi-
sion films and newspaper
photographs of Israel Defense
Force troops in full battle gear
confronting young Palesti-
nians armed with rocks and
gasoline bombs.
By all accounts, Israel's im-
age has suffered its worst
damage since the Lebanon war
in 1982. At that time, too,
many Israelis and friends of
Israel abroad assailed the
news media for alleged bias in
its reporting.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Tanya/Friday, December 25, 1987
The Washington Experience
Tampa Jewish Federation
Community Relations
Sunday, Dec. 6, was
Freedom Sunday for Soviet
Jews, and over 200,000
Americans and Canadians,
black and white, Jewish and
Christian, rallied in
Washington, D.C. in support
of the rights of Soviet Jews to
emigrate from the Soviet
Union or, if they choose to
stay, to freely exercise and
practice their Jewish heritage.
The rally was not merely a pro-
test of Soviet policies on the
eve of the arrival of General
Secretary Gorbachev for the
Summit. It also was a rally in
support of President Reagan
and his Administration's conti-
nuing efforts on behalf of
Soviet Jewry.
It was awe-inspiring to see
the Ellipse (behind the White
House, where the rally was
organized) filled with people
and to watch as a seemingly
endless stream of banner-
carrying, flag-waving people
walked down Constitution
Avenue to the Mall. The set-
ting for the rally was equally
impressive, with the Capitol,
filled with dignitaries, govern-
ment officials and leaders of
the Jewish and Christian
Pearl Bailey, America's
Goodwill Ambassador, opened
the rally, and she was joined
for short presentations by,
among others, Representative
Jim Wright (the Speaker of the
House of Representatives),
Mr. David Clark (the chairman
of the Council of the District of
Columbia), Rev. Dr. Ari
Brower (the General Secretary
of the National Council of
Christians and Jews), Bishop
William Keeler (of the Na-
tional Conference of Catholic
Bishops) and New York Mayor
Ed Koch, who gave a rousing,
emotional presentation as a
representative of the U.S.
Conference of Mayors.
Two of the most rousing
presentations were given by
Shoshana Cardin, former
president of the Council of
Jewish Federations and the co-
chairperson of the rally, and
UJA Work For Soviet
Jews Is Just Beginning
Jewish Appeal's National
Chairman, Martin F. Stein,
acknowledged wide praise of
UJA's vigorous and ongoing
efforts for Soviet Jews as in
the Freedom Sunday march
and rally here Dec. 6. But he
said, "UJA support of the
Soviet Jewry cause is just
Stein has made freedom for
Soviet Jews a pillar of his 18
months as National Chairman
and through the issue he has
carried UJA into a more active
role beyond fundraising.
"In the history of the Soviet
Jewry movement, and of
human rights in the 1980's,"
Stein said during the Freedom
Sunday march of 250,000 peo-
ple here, "This is the
"Every one of us in the
march will remember how we
stood here in the December
cold of Washington to sav to
General Secretary Mikhail
Gorbachev, 'Let our people
Stein has long been active in
the Soviet Jewry cause, but his
visits with refuseniks in the
Soviet Union at the beginning
of his two-year" tenure as Na-
tional Chairman convinced him
that the Soviet Jewry must be
near the center of his work at
UJA as well.
In a private moment, he
spoke with Ida Nudel, who was
recently released after years
of harassment and exile in a
one-room house without runn-
ing water, in the bitter cold
and snow of Siberia. Nudel,
who has been called "the soul
of the Soviet Jewry move-
ment," told Stein after the ral-
ly, "I never imagined it would
be possible to gather so many
people for Soviet Jewry."
"Ida," Stein answered,
"You haven't seen anything
Natan Scharansky, a former
Soviet Jewish refusenik. Mrs.
Cardin stated that the theme
for the rally should be
"Chanukah, a rededication "
She stated tha the struggle for
religious freedom did not
begin yesterday, and it won't
stop tomorrow. She called for
us to rededicate ourselves to
"wake the world to our cause
for justice." Mr. Scharansky
told the rally participants that
it was our struggle which
makes western governments
strong and will make the
Soviet Union open its gates for
Soviet Jewry. He told us that
Mr. Gorbachev "must know
that no missiles and tanks, no
camps and prisons, can ex-
tinguish the light of the candle
of freedom."
The keynote address was
given by Vice Presdient
George Bush, who told us that
"never again can we remain
silent about the abuse of
human rights." He indicated
that human rights is now a
permanent item on the
Soviet-U.S. agenda, and he in-
tended to tell Mr. Gorbachev
that Glasnost-openness-should
begin at the Soviet borders.
A delegation of 30 members
of the Tampa Jewish Com-
munity, led by Rabbi David
Rose, the Chairman of the
Tampa Jewish Federation's
Community Relations Commit-
tee, and Rabbi Kenneth
Berger, joined approximately
1,000 other Floridians in sup-
port of our Soviet brethren.
Our delegation included liana
Berger, Debbie Hafetz, Carl
Greenbaum, Elliott Green-
baum, Jeff Feldman, Gil Even,
Jonathan, Kolodner, Alison
Lewis, Jessica Weinstein,
Monica Weinstein, Jason
Sloan, Steven Silver, Francine
Bass, Shimon Goldman, Tany
Failla, Seth Forman, Jonathon
Long, Betty Shalett, Rachel
Shalett, Don Weinbren, Karen
Alter, Sherri Kramer, Lili
Kaufmann, Peter Kaufmann,
Jessica Herman, Steven
Malter, Jolene Shor and
Richard Dembo.
The contrast between ou
peaceful demonstration and
the situation in the Soviet
Union was made apparent
when it was announced that a
companion demonstration by a
small number of Soviet Jews in
Moscow was brutally broken
up by KGB agents and Soviet
Between 1988 and 1945, as
six million Jews were gassed
and burned by the Nans, the
world stood by in silence. In
1987, we showed the world,
through the voices of over
200,000 people, that we will no
longer stand by and witness
the abuse of human rights.
The theme of Freedom Sun
day wa "Let Our People Go"
and we must all continue to
work toward that end until all
of our brethren, in the Soviet
Union and in other countries in
which the alility to maintain
one's own Jewish heritage U
restricted, are free to
emigrate to the Land of ISrael
or to practice Judaism in their
native lands.
As We Remember
Responses from members of
the Rodeph Sholom Confirma-
tion Class who attended the
Soviet Jewry Rally in
Washington, D.C.
"The thing that stuck in my
mind was how many people
there were. There were hun-
dreds of thousands and all of
them care what happens to the
Russian Jews. It was really
amazing to think we were a
part of this." Monica
"The Rally proves that the
Jews of the United States real-
ly do care about the plight of
the Soviet Jews and are willing
to show it." Jonathan
"Being with all those Jews
made me feel like I belonged.
It is something I'll tell my
grandchildren about."
Jonathan Long
"What I thought was the
most amazing thing was that
there were so many people
from all around the country
that cared enough to come all
that way to show their sup-
port." Alison Lewis
"I was baffled by the
200,000 Jewish people who
came to Washington to fight
for the freedom of our Soviet
Jews. It felt like a natural high
being with so many people who
share the same heritage. I was
really impressed." Jeffrey
". .. Just being in the midst
of it all and seeing so many
Jews in one place for such a
great cause Soviet Jewry."
Tanya Failla
Hate Radio Off Air
controversial "Aryan Nations
Hour" on radio station KZZI-
AM near Salt Lake City has
been canceled by its host,
Dwight McCarthy, presumably
because the station has lost
most of its advertisers.
Station manager John Hin-
ton told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that Mc-
Carthy discontinued the week-
ly call-in program after two
shows due to sabotage at the
station in West Jordan, Utah,
including the destruction of a
satellite dish. Hinton also cited
death threats against his fami-
ly and the station's
But Hinton also acknowledg-
ed that the station had lost
almost all of its advertisers
since the "Aryan Nations"
show aired Dec. 5. The show
espoused the views of the
Aryan Nations, a white
supremacist group that ad-
vocates turning the Pacific
Northwest into an all-white
McCarthy, 37, reportedly
blamed the "liberal-Marxist-
homosexual Zionist coalition"
for his problems at the station.
He also claimed to have receiv-
ed death threats from the
Jewish Defense League.
Last week, Utah Gov. Nor-
man Bangerter and Salt Lake
City Mayor Palmer DePaulis
condemned the Aryan Nations
for its recruitment efforts in
Utah and for broadcasting its
On Dec. 5, the newly formed
Utahans Against Aryan Na-
tions held a rally against the
show in a nearby park.
Hinton said McCarthy might
reconsider broadcasting at a
later date and that McCarthy
had a constitutional right to
buy air time at the station.
McCarthy prepaid KZZI
$5,200 for a year's programm-
ing for "Aryan Nations Hour."
He had begun broadcasting at
the station in July with his
"Counter-Marxist Hour."
McCarthy has said he
prefers the appellation "white
separatist*' to "white
supremacist," and broadcast
his arguments for separating
the races into "homelands."
The Jewish population in the
Salt Lake City area is 2,400.
Rick Trank of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles, which has been
monitoring developments at
the station, noted that the sta-
tion had lost advertisers since
first broadcasting the show,
and was drawing the ire of
At the Wiesenthal Center's
request, Rep. John Dingell (D-
Mich.) has contacted the
Federal Communications Com-
mission, which is examining
the matter. A month ago, the
FCC said it saw no "clear and
present danger" from the
"Aryan Nations Hour."
"It's our position that this
KZZI incident could repeat
itself in other cities unless
some corrective action is taken
by the FCC," Trank said.
Israel Prize To Two Scholars
JERUSALEM (JTA) The 1987 Israel Prize for
Jewish studies has been awarded to two Israeli scholars,
Rabbi Adin Steinzalz and Professor Moshe Goshen-
Gottstein. The presentations will be made here next April
22, Israeli Independence Day.

Rodeph Sholom:
Friday, December 25,U>87/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 7
Impressions From The Rally
Education/Youth Director
Thanks to the generosity of
a few of our congregants, Rab-
bi Berger, myself and 14
students from the Rodeph
Sholom Confirmation Class
received the opportunity to
participate in the National
Soviet Jewry Rally in
Washington, D.C. on Sunday,
Dec. 6. I am certain the ex-
perience will remain a vivid
memory for each of us for
many years to come.
When we arrived at the stag-
ing ground at the Ellipse, a
huge grassy area divided into
delegations from the many dif-
ferent states, we found
ourselves wondering why such
a unified display of protest
could not have been organized
45 years ago. In the 1940's,
while millions of Jews were be-
ing killed in the Holocaust and
when survivors were denied
entry into many countries,
American Jewry sat still and
remained silent.
At the Rally for Soviet
Jewry on Dec. 6, it was clear
that the American Jewish com-
munity has come a long way.
We are now a secure and pro-
ud component of this co-called
"melting pot" in which we
live. Today, the Jews of
America are unwilling to sup-
press a deep concern for the
welfare of their brothers and
sisters throughout the world.
The rally in Washington, D.C.
on the eve of the superpowers
summit was the largest single
Jewish protest in modern
history. Over 200,000 Jews,
from toddlers to the elderly,
walked togather shoulder to
shoulder, heart to heart, to the
lawn behind the -nation's
Capitol and joined together in
the singing of "Am Yisrael
Chai," the People of Israel is
The sense of strength and
pride which filled our hearts
was overwhelming. We huddl-
ed together and felt warm,
despite the 40 degree
temperatures and brisk winds.
We all shared our brown bag
lunches as we listened to
speeches over the loud
speakers. It was difficult to see
the stage or video screens in
the midst of such a large
crowd, so many of our
students took turns climbing
onto the shoulders of GO Even,
a member of the Confirmation
Class who happens to be 6 feet
9 inches tall. If it had not been
for Gil, who served as our
lookout tower, some of our
group probably would have
gotten lost.
Listening to the inspiring
words of former Refuseniks
Natan Scharansky, Ida Nudel,
and Vladimir Slepak, well
known political leaders such as
Vice President Bush and
Mayor Ed Koch, Senators,
Congressmen, and church
leaders led the crowd in chants
of "Let Them Go, Let Them
Go." Being a part of such a
chant sent chills down my
spine. For me, however, it was
the music that had the
greatest impact. Hearing
Pearl Bailey's rendition of
"Let My People Go" and join-
ing with Peter, Paul and Mary
as they sang "If I Had A Ham-
mer" brought tears to my
eyes. It may sound
melodramatic, but if you were
not there, you can't imagine
the emotional impact of this
event. Rabbi Berger and I
were so thrilled that our
students were witnessing and
participating in something
with the potential to add so
much strength to their Jewish
After we returned to Tampa,
when asked what impact toe
rally may have had on the
Soviets, Rabbi Berger
responded, "I am afraid the
Russians are going to remain
Russians. Yet, they let 968
Jews emigrate this month
alone, after allowing leas than
a thousand to leave all last
year. That is a hopeful sign,
but not yet reason to rejoice.
There are still 400,000 Jews
awaiting exit visas. I do
believe the protest will have a
lasting effect on Congressmen.
Senators, and Legislators who
probably thought that after all
these years, the Jews would
eventually give up their zeal."
He continued, "I do believe
that for our kids and our peo-
ple, this event may serve to
unite them together, and
perhaps, when the last Soviet
Jews are set free, we may feel
we had participated at least a
little in their salvation."
Reflections Of A Student
Grade 10
Rodeph Sholom
My trip to Washington D.C.
was the most incredible time of
my life. On Shabbat prior to
the trip, those students who
were going to Washington to
march for the freedom of
Soviet Jews were called to the
torah for a special aliyah.
Sabina, Solomon, and Naomi
Shvorin, a Soviet family who
left Russia only a few months
ago after waiting for seven
years, were called up for
another special aliyah. For the
Shvorins, it was the first time
they had ever been called to
the Torah. The expression of
joy in their eyes made me
realize that all Jews should be
able to do this freely. It was
for this reason that we went to
Washington, D.C.
Our day there was a
memorable one for me because
I was doing something for a
cause in which I firmly believe.
Rabbi Berger, my youth direc-
tor, and all my confirmation
classmates marched from the
Ellipse to the front of the
Capitol, where we gathered
along with over 200,000 other
people to listen to many well
known speakers. Among them
were Ida Nudel, Natan
Sharansky, Vice President
George Bush, New York's
Mayor Edward Koch, and Elie
Wiesel. We also sang to the
music of Peter, Paul, and
What brought the whole
meaning of the day home to
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me was seeing a little boy, no
more than five years old,
holding a sign which read "Mr.
Gorbachev, let my daddy go!"
I was moved to tears. The en-
tire experience was emotional
for all of us.
I don't know that our action
will make Russia free any
more Jews, but we just want
the rest of the world to know
that we care and that we
aren't going to sit still while
there are Jews in the Soviet
Union, or anywhere, who are
prevented from coming to
America or Israel where they
can live freely as Jews.
Tampa JCC Receives
TV Trust Grant
The Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center was one of 45
community organizations to
receive a cash grant from the
Jones Intertable of Tampa
Trust Fund at an awards
ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11.
Homer Tillery, chairman of
the trust, said the non-profit
fund has given out more than
$2.3 million since it was
established in 1982 by the
cable television system and the
city of Tampa.
On hand to make the check
presentations was Tampa
Mayor Sandra Freedman.
Receiving the check for the
JCC was Lee Tobin, Im-
mediate Past President of the
Center. Among the 200 in the
audience were JCC Executive
Board Members David Boggs
and Martin Fried.
"We are honored that the
trust fund board recognized
that the JCC serves the total
community and awarded us
this grant," said Tobin. "I
know that many agencies app-
ly each year and we were for-
tunate this year to be one of a
select group of great
The grant the center receiv-
ed will be used towards the
purchase of computers for
bookkeeping, membership and
statistical uses.
'It is only a start," added
Tobin. "But a good one and we
appreciate all the help we

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endowing their "Lion of
Judah" pins. A $50,000 one-
time gift to TOP will start an
endowment fund that will
generate about $5,000 each
year. This will enable you to
become a permanent "Lion."
Another way to endow you
gift to the Federation is
through your will. A donor
may establish a fund through
his/her will whereby the prin-
cipal will be invested, and the
income generated annually
will become the donor's
posthumous annual gift to the
In this manner, you can en-
sure that both Israel and the
local community will receive
the funds necessary for the
future of Jewish life. For fur-
ther information, contact the
TOP Jewish Foundation office
at (305) 740-7332.
Use Israel Bonds To Start
Your Endowment Fund
TOP Purchasing Israel
Bonds is an excellent way to
show your support for Israel
on its 40th birthday. American
Jews have invested $8.5 billion
in the State of Israel in this
There is a way to both
satisfy your pledge to pur-
chase an Israel Bond and to
get a tax deduction. By pur-
chasing your bond in the name
of the TOP Jewish Founda-
tion, you can make a gift of
your bond to establish an en-
dowment fund in your name.
While the Federation is
always glad to receive gifts of
fully-matured Israel Bonds, it
is not able to accept "green"
or brand-new bonds. Only
Federation foundations such
as TOP are in a position to ac-
cept the bonds, hold them until
the maturity date, and
establish an endowment fund.
Endowment funds can be set
up to benefit the Federation,
your synagogue, or other
agencies such as the JCC or
Jewish Family Services. TOP
currently holds $180,000 in
Israel Bonds as part of its in-
vestment portfolio.
For further information,
contact the TOP JEWISH
Foundation office at
304-740-7332, or the State of
Israel Bonds office a
Ellen Rubenstein, daughter
of Irene and Paul Rubenstein
of Tampa, and Michael Evans
Chelmis, son of Gerda Dick of
Newport News, Virginia, and
Christof Chelmis of San An-
tonio, Texas, were married
November 8, 1987 in the
atrium of the Embassy Suites
Hotel. Rabbi Arthur Baseman
of Temple B'nai Israel
The bride's grandparents
are Selma Berger and Jacob
Rubenstein of Tampa.
The matron of honor was the
bride's sister, Nancy Rubens-
tein Messham of Murrysville,
PA; the maid of honor was the
groom's sister, Andrea
Chelmis of Newport News; the
flower girls were Rachel Beth
and Anna Rebecca Messham of
Murrysville, and Chrissie
Chelmis of Newport News.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael
The groom's best man was
Jeff Newlin of Newport News;
ushers were the groom's
brothers Walter and Oscar
Chelmis of San Antonio.
After a wedding trip to
Australia and New Zealand
the couple will live in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
Iris and Ben Bush of St.
Petersburg announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Lisa, to William E. Harris, son
of Rosa and Emanuel Harris of
Clearwater. Lisa is the grand-
daughter of Rose Heilweil.
William is the grandson of
Frances Harris.
The bride-elect received her
BA in political science from
the University of Florida. She
received her masters degree in
Jewish communal service from
Brandeis University. She is
employed by the Tampa
Jewish Federation as the assis-
tant director.
The groom elect received
a BA in business administra-
tion from the University of
Georgia. He is vice president
of the William Mortgage Cor-
poration in Clearwater.
Israeli Defense Force Paratroopers in an open
show of force patrol grounds of Bureij
Refugeee Camp, armed with grenade launches,
Galil assault rifles some with live rounds,
rubber bullets
machine guns, in Israel occupied Gaza Strip.
AP/Wide World Photo
Riots and Strike Spread
Continued from Page 1-
visited West Bank trouble
spots to appeal for restraint.
He said the task of the security
forces was to prevent
casualties and the destruction
of property. He warned that
rioters were playing into the
hands of extremists.
In Israel proper, more than
2,500 regular and border
police, reinforced by the Israel
Defense Force, patrolled
potential trouble spots. All
police leaves had been cancel-
ed in anticipation of the strike.
The main center of unrest in
Israel was Nazareth, in the
Galilee, the largest Arab city.
Rioting erupted there follow-
ing a "Peace Day" moment of
silence in memory of Palesti-
nians killed in the territories in
recent days.
Several hunderd Arab
youths ruled rocks at the local
police station and at civilian
and police vehicles. Similar
distrubances broke out in the
Arab town of Umm el-Fahm.
iust off the Afule-Hadera
highway, when a peacefull ral-
ly quickly degenerated into a
riot. Police dispersed 3,000
rock-throwing youths. Two
policemen were slightly
Other disturbances were
reported in Lod, near Ben-
Gurion International Airport,
and in Jaffa, which is part of
the Tel Aviv municipality.
Meanwhile, Mayor Elias
Frejj of Bethlehem confirmed
that he canceled the Christmas
reception traditionally held by
his municipality for- visiting
dignitaries, including senior
Israeli political and military
figures. It was the first time in
20 years that the event was
"There is a complete com-
mercial strike in Bethlehem
and neighboring townships.
There is no public transporta-
tion and most residents and
merchants are staying home.
There is a great sorrow, anger
and tension in the town," he
told reporters. However, the
annual Christmas religious
observances in Manger Square
will be held as in the past
years, Freij said.
News that the Golan Druze
decided to join the general
strike was reported by Al
Hamishmar. The announce-
ment was made by
loudspeaker in the four Druze
villages in the heights. All
residents were urged not to
open their shops or go to their
jobs in Israel.
The Golan Heights, captured
from Syria in the 1967 Six Day
War, were formally annexed
by Israel in 1981. Relations
with the Golan Druze, many of
whom have families in Syrian
territory, have been generally
friendly. This is the first time
the Druze, who are not Arabs
and whose religion derives
from Islam, have acted in
solidarityy with Israeli Arabs.
At the request of the Florida Anti-Defamation
League and the Florida Association of Jewish
Federations Government Affairs Committee,
Governor Bob Martinez signed a proclama-
tion declaring Sunday, December 6, 1987 as
Soviet Jewry day in Florida. The Governor
issued the p reclamation in advance of the
December 7 meeting between President
Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
in which the President planned,to discuss
human rights including the plight of Soviet
Jews. Pictured with Governor Bob Martinez
are (left) Fred Levine, associate regional
director, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith; (right center back) Bernie Frisdman,
director, Government Affairs Committee;
(right) Herb Swarzman, Tampa Jewish
Federation; surrounded by members of the
Tallahassee Jewish community.

Friday, December 25, 1987/The Jewiah Floridian of Tampa Page 9
Menorah Manor Foundation
Introduces "Lifetrend"...
...A life insurance endow-
ment program designed to
make a substantial gift
Have you ever wanted to
make a substantial contribu-
tion to benefit others, but were
intimidated by all those zeros
at the end of the figure?
Now, through a plan
developed by Menorah Manor
Foundation, you can become a
major donor for a small
amount of money over a
limited period of time.
LIFETREND is a life in-
surance program, designed to
increase the home's Endow-
ment Fund, which maintains
the principle and uses interest
to offset operating expenses or
to support other programs.
Through this plan, small an-
nual premiums over a five-year
period result in tens or hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars
when the policy comes to term.
"I think it is going to be real
popular," said Manor Develop-
ment Director Joelen Shor.
"It's an easy way to build up
the home's endowment fund
by making a gift for a set
amount per year."
Here's how it works: The
donor decides on an amount,
either a face amount/eventual
gift or a five-year premium.
The donor pays the annual
premium to Menorah Manor,
and upon the donor's death or
age 95, the home receives the
funds. For example: Sam Gold,
age 40, always wanted to make
a significant contribution to
Menorah Manor, but felt he
couldn't afford to. Now he has
started a gift plan to which he
will make annual tax-
deductible contributions of
$733 for five years. At the end
of this five-year period, he will
have completed the funding of
a $50,000 endowment in the
memory of his parents. At the
time of Sam's death or age 95,
Menorah Manor Foundation
will receive $50,000.
This planned giving pro-
gram, which is underwritten
by Massachusetts General Life
insurance Company, promises
to be popular due to the con-
siderable benefits to the donor.
It allows a substantial gift to
Menorah Manor at relatively
small annual premiums, allows
income tax donation for the
amount of the annual
premium, gives recognition as
a donor to the Manor, and
allows a major donation
without reducing the amount
beneficiaries will receive. THe
policies can also be tailored to
the amount a donor wants to
give, and can be written by any
insurance agent.
"It is a very flexible pro-
gram," Ms. Shor said. By Dec.
3, eight policies had been writ-
ten, and Ms. Shor hopes to
have $l-million in face value by
the end of 1987. She stressed
that now is the time to pur-
chase a LIFETREND policy,
before the tax rate decreases.
For additional information,
contact Ms. Shor at 345-2775,
or call Steve Grau, chairman of
the Life Insurance Endow-
ment Committee, at 823-8422.
IDF Raising Standards
The Israel Defense Forces have decided to upgrade the
level of officers' academic study. The College for National
Security is now providing a postgraduate course in political
science in conjunction with Haifa University. Thirty-four
senior officers will provide the first intake of students,
whose studies will concentrate on applying academic
theory to problems of national security. It is hoped that
senior civif servants will also participate, so that govern-
ment officials and the senior military will draw closer in
framing security policy.
Come On Down
American Jews are moving towards sunny spots. In the
last ten years increasing numbers of Jews have moved
from the midwest and northeast to the Sun Belt, par-
ticularly Florida, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and
Southern California.

During Visit
HRS Praises Menorah Manor
Menorah Manor received
high praises from Health and
Rehabilitative Services (HRS)
when one of its represen-
tatives made an unanounced
visit to the home in November.
Connie Cheren, Director of
the state Office of Licensure
and Certification, is fairly new
to her position and was touring
nursing facilities to get a feel
of the quality of care residents
receive throughout the state of
Florida. During her visit to
Menorah Manor, Ms. Cheren
was highly complimentary of
the home.
In fact, Ms. Cheren
telephoned Mary Ellen Early,
director of Public Policy for
Florida Association of Homes
for Aged (FAHA), saying she
would like to use Menorah
Manor as an overall model by
which to measure nursing
homes in the state. Ms. Cheren
also told Ms. Early the respect
and dignity shown to the
residents was quite obvious to
her during the tour of
Menorah Manor.
"She was very impressed
with the atmosphere being
resident-centered and family
oriented," said Manor Ex-
ecutive Director Edward W.
Vinocur said Ms. Cheren was
especially impressed with
Menorah Manor's Care Plann-
ing, saying it was one of the
best she had seen in the state,
and that she considers it a
model from which other nurs-
ing homes could benefit. Care
Planning is a method of
documentation which indicates
residents' problems, and the
total plan needed to treat and
correct the problem. Care
Plans are performed for a resi-
dent every 60 to 90 days, and
family members are invited to
"The state has very specific
guidelines on how Care Plans
are to be written, and how
they are to read," said Direc-
tor of Nursing David Pagano.
"It is quite a difficult and
detailed process."
As a result of Ms. Cheren's
enthusiasm for Pagano's str-
ingent conformity to state
guidelines and Care Plan
writing ability, Pagano has
been asked to conduct
seminars on the subject for
other nursing homes next
Best Wishes for 1988
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Friday evening, Dec. 25, at 8
p.m., Congregation Schaarai
Zedek will be holding their Col-
lege Homecoming Sabbath.
Vacationing college students
will be leading the service and
will be blessed by the Rabbi. A
beautiful candle lighting
ceremony will also be observ-
ed. Then on Tuesday, Dec. 29,
Rabbi Birnholz will host a lun-
cheon for all visiting Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek Col-
lege Students. It will be held at
the Temple from 11:45
a.m.-l:30 p.m., at no charge.
The Jewish Congregation of
Sun City Center is happy to
announce that construction on
their building is nearing com-
pletion and services in the new
synagogue may start
sometime in January 1988.
The Building houses a Alk
and 5^ foot stained glass Star
of David window designed and
executed by Three Con-
gregants, Hal Gillman, John
Mogul and Arthur Pellegrino.
The window is installed on the
building's east wall.
The congregants, numbering
approximately 135, are all
very enthusiastic about having
their own house of worship,
and without their cooperation
and contributions this would
never have come to pass.
The 3,300 square foot temple
is on two acres at 1115 East
Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City
Center, and will be the first
synagogue in this area.
Annual Art Festival
Temple Beth-El's 15th An-
nual Art Festival, to be held
Jan. 23, 24 and 25 is shaping
up to be one of the most ex-
citing art events of the year.
Twenty-five new artists will be
featured along with favorites
and prize winners from past
A special new feature this
year will be an outdoor
sculpture garden featuring
large works in metal, ceramics
and wood by Jerry Meatyard,
Ethelia Patmagrian, Mark
Anderson, Bradley Arthur,
Lexie Lee Russell, Joy Brace
and Ted Camp.
Co-chairwomen for the event
are Sonya Miller and Ellie
Clearwater. Jan. 13
Living Judaism
Scholars Forum
The "Living Judaism
Scholars Forum," encompass-
ing three lectures by faculty
members of Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, will take place in
Coral Gables, Clearwater, and
Longboat Key, Fla., Jan. 11,
13, and 14, respectively. This
new endeavor by the College-
Institute is part of an effort to
expose the Florida community
to the talents and resources
that are unique to America's
oldest institution of higher
"A Modern Encounter with
the Midra&h" will be the sub-
ject addressed by Dr. Norman
J. Cohen, professor of midra&h
and director of HUC-JIR's
Rabbinic School in New York.
He will speak on the literature
of the rabbi, providing models
and values for contemporary
living. Dr. Cohen will speak
Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Tem-
ple B'nai Israel, 1885 S.
Belcher Road, Clearwater. Ad-
mission is free and open to the
general public.
"We want to present a pro-
gram of scholarship designed
to reach a community audience
and meet the needs of the
diverse population that makes
up the liberal Jewish communi-
ty in Florida," explained Dr.
Kerry M. Olitzky, director of
the College's New York School
of Education and a former
resident of St. Petersberg.
"Therefore," he added, "we
selected faculty members
whose fields of specialization
best express the diversity of
our constituency. These
scholars and their topics are on
the cutting edge of the issues
and challenges facing the
Jewish community in America
Dr. Cohen, considered
representative of a new
generation of Jewish scholars,
and a master of modern
midrash, was ordained by
HUC-JIR in 1971. He has
published extensively to
scholarly journals and lectured
throughout the country.
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Fourth Annual
Chanukia Contest
The fourth annual
Chanukiah (Menorah) contest
at Hillel School of Tampa was
a smashing success! "Each
year the children seem to exert
more effort and become even
more creative," said Ricki
Lewis, coordinator of the
Five judges spent quite some
time trying to score more than
70 entries. The variety ranged
from the edible to the incredi-
ble. There were Menorot made
of marshmallows, bagels,
bread dough, popcorn, carrots
and cheerios. On the less fat-
tening side, were creations of
clay, wire, wood, styrofoam,
foil, "construx" and "leggos."
One problem, shared by all
the judges, was the difficulty
of choosing between the en-
tries. After much deliberation,
the following were declared
the winners.
In grades 5-8: First Place
Ian Mathews, Second Place
Katie Milner
In grades 2-4: First Place
Ben Barnett, Second Place
Sara Taich, Third Place (Tie)
- Michael Feldman, Gil
Honorable Mention Mira
Peled, Nili Peled
In grades K-l: First Place -
Jonathan Berger, Second
Place (Tie) Alex Goldstein,
Jared Katzman, Third Place
(Tie) Cherie Plummer, Ben
A special prize for Artistic
Merit was awarded to second
grader Sabina Checkver.
Shabbat Services
The community is invited to
Shabbat services on Friday,
Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. Sharon Sobel,
daughter of Kol Ami member
Judith R. Sobel will discuss her
experiences as the first female
rabbi in South Africa.
Tuesday, Dec. 29, TBJSC
will hold a Happy Hour at
"Charades," located in
Howard Johnson's, corner
Westshore and Cypress, Tam-
pa, starting at 5:30 p.m. Your
hostess is Gail.
Thursday, Jan. 7, TBJSC
holds a Happy Hour at the
Biarritz in Clearwater beginn-
ing at 5:30 p.m. Your hostess
is Esther.
Saturday evening, Jan. 9,
Games Night for Jewish
singles with Greg as your host.
Call 985-8914 for more
Sunday, Jan. 10, "Forties
Isn't Fatal" group of TBJSC
holds a bridge game. Call Flo
Hersch at 784-0654 in Pinellas
for reservations and directions
to 2833 LaFitte in Clearwater.
The bridge game begins at 7
Speaker at the Jan. 13
meeting of Tampa Section,
NCJW, will be Mr. Jack
Levine, executive director of
the Florida Center for
Children and Youth in
Tallahassee. His organization
is non-profit and is dedicated
to advocating on behalf of
Florida's child and youth
population. Because of Mr.
Levine's expertise in the field
and because of his dynamic ap-
proach to the problems, he has
been invited to visit the local
Section, in conjunction with
NCJW's commitment to
children and youth.
The Jan. 13 meeting will be
held at 11:30 a.m. at the
Westshore Marriott. Cost of
the luncheon meeting is $15.
Members and any other in-
terested individuals may call
Sylvia Krone (232-2091) or Rae
Lewis (886-0416) for details
and reservations. Deadline for
checks is Jan. 8.
Any person who is in-
terested in working in ad-
vocacy for children and youth
may call presidium member
Janice Cohen (961-2431) for in-
formation on how you can
Jack H. Levine of Miami, chairman of the National Committee on
Leadership Development of the Council of Jewish Federations,
presents Don Weinbren with a 1987 Young Leadership Award
during CJF's 56th General Assembly, Nov. 18-22 in Miami
Beach, Fla. Don was the recipient of the Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion Hope Cohen Barnett Young Leadership Award. Photo: Robert
A. Cumins
Frank" Talking
Relations between France and Israel are entering a new
phase with the recent visit of Prime Minster Jacques
Chirac to Jerusalem. In the 1950s and early 60s France was
Israel's main arms supplier, until General de Gaulle
dramatically turned his back on Israel in 1967.
The improvement in relations may be connected to the
fact that the French presidential elections take place in
mid-1988; most major political figures in France have
visited Israel recently. While there is no "Jewish vote" in
France, all politicians are out to woo the 700,000-strong
Jewish community (largest in Europe, fourth largest in the
Religious Directory
3418 Handy Road No. 103 Rabbi Yossi Dubrowski 960-1490 Service! Friday
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION BETH AM (formerly North Tampa Reform Jewish
C/o Joeeph Kerttein. 1448 W. Buach Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 38612. 949-0115. Con-
gregant* 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).
3919 Moran Road 962-6388 Rabbi H. David Rose. Cantor Sam Isaak Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
2713 Bayahore Boulevard 887-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger. hassan William
Hauben Services: Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz. Services: Friday, 8
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.
3201 S. Dale Mabry, Suite 101 264-2907. 839-5980 President Alfred
Wasserberger Services Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday night
classes 8 p.m.
13156-A North Dale Mabry. Rabbi Yoasie Dubrowski, Executive Director. 963-2317.
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.
U.S.F.-CTR 2382 Tampa 33620 972-4433. Services and Oneg Shabbat Friday
evening 7 p.m. Sunday Bagel Brunches, 11:80 a.m.
684-9162, United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Street, Sun City Center, Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.
Rsntimll1st Cambridge Woods 972-4433 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly
study discussion sessions, "Shabbat Experience," monthly services and dinner.

Friday, December 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
Mengele Hoax Exhumed

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Ruth W. Popkin, national president of
Hadassah and Moshe Rivlin, world chairman
of the Jewish National Fund, celebrate the
dedication of the new dam built jointly by the
organizations to capture Israel's meager an-
nual rainfall for agricultural use in the nor-
thern Negev desert.
Amy and Bruce Epstein
) Lead JNF Tour To Isra
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Epstein
of Seminole will be leading a
very special Israel In-
dependence Day trip to Israel.
The trip participants will leave
Tampa International Airport
on April 11 and will return on
the 25th. This deluxe trip has
been planned to coincide with
Israel's 40th Anniversary
Celebration starting April 21.
Those participating on the trip
will be part of the official
government ceremonies.
In addition to being in
Jerusalem on Israel In-
dependence Day, the group
will also attend memorial ser-
vices on Holocaust Memorial
Day April 14. The trip will
be as exciting for the first time
visitor as it will be for any in-
dividual who has ever traveled
there before. In addition to
visiting the prominent sites of
Israel, such as the Knesset,
Masada, Western Wall, and
Yad Vashem, the tour will also
include spectacles of Israel not
seen on regular trips. A special
trip to Eilat will be highlighted
by visiting the first lake built
in the Negev Desert, a special
briefing at an Air Force base
in the desert, as well as seeing
the agricultural miracle in a
land the British called
"uninhabitable." A special
visit to a Kibbutz, spending
time with new immigrants,
and a visit to security outposts
along the border of Northern
Israel will also highlight the
Amy and Bruce made their
first viit to Israel in June, 1982
for their son's Bar Mitzvah.
According to Amy, "From our
first Israel experience, we
realized how important it was
for all Jews to visit Israel and
feel its emotion. Bruce and I
knew that soon we would
return and when we did, we
wanted others to join us."
Since that time, the Epstein's
missions have become well
renowned here in the Bay
area. As Bruce recently
stated, "By returning to
Israel, we have the opportuni-
ty to be part of the joy ex-
perienced by the first time
visitors who will be going on
our trip. Their reaction, plus
our rejuvenated love for the
land, makes the trip something
very special. As JNF
volunteers, we also have a
chance to pound our chests and
show those who will be on the
trip what wonderful things are
happening in our Jewish
As has been the case in
previous years, the trip will be
limited to the first 40 in-
dividuals who register. "By
keeping the number relatively
small," said Bruce, "we travel
and share our experiences as
one big family."
Anyone who is interested in
sharing a very special ex-
perience in Israel, should con-
tact Amy and Bruce Epstein at
392-8181 or call the JNF office
in Tampa at 960-land.
Friday, Ditsaabsr U
Candlelifatins; ttas* 5:21 p.-.
Saaday, December 27
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.1
9:30 im. Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary General
Monday, Deeesaber 38
5:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/B and P Network
Membership Meeting
Taeeday, Decesaaer 2*
5:80 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Charades, Tampa
Wedaeaday. Decesaber SO
Jewish Cossasaalty Food Baak
4:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation Board meeting
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Executive Board meeting
Friday, Jaaaary 1
New Year's Day
CaadWlghtiag Usm 1:28 p.a.
6:30 p.m. Kol Ami Early Service
6:80 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Early Service
Saaday. Jaaaary 1
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.1
1 D.m. Kol Ami Boneem meeting
7 p.m. KOI Ami Kadima meeting
7 p.m. Kol Ami USY meeting
Moaday, Jaaaary 4
10 a.m. ORT/Bay Horizons Board meeting
10:30 am. Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Board and General
Taesday, Jaaaary 5
6 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/YAD Campaign
7:80 p.m. ORT/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
7:60 p.m. Kol Ami Executive Board Meeting
8 p.m. Hadasaah/Ameet Board meeting
Wsaassday, Jaaaary 8
Jewish Cosa-maity Food Baak
10 a.m. Tampa Jewish Federation Women s Wednesday
12:80 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
7:80 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/YAD Social Action
7:45 p.m. KolAmi Sisterhood Board meeting
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Board meeting
Taarsday, Jaaaary 7
5:80 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Baimtx, Clearwater
Friday, Jaaaary 8
Caadlelightiag tiaM 8:31 MB.
6:80 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Dinner
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Shabbat
Knesset member just returned
from South America claimed
to have hard evidence" that
human bones exhumed from a
grave in Sao Paulo, Brazil on
June 6, 1986 are not the re-
mains of Auschwitz death
camp doctor Josef Mengele.
The assertion by Dov Shilan-
sky of Likud contradicts the
findings of forensic and
medical experts from several
countries who examined the
remains at the time and con-
cluded "within a reasonable
scientific certainty" that they
were the skeletal remains of
Mengele. The accused war
criminal may thus still be alive.
Mengele, whose so-called
medical experiments resulted
in the death or maiming of
countless Auschwitz inmates,
had been the object of a world-
wide manhunt since the end of
World War II.
Rewards totalling $3.4
million were offered in 1985
for information on his
whereabouts. Many Nazi-
hunters believed he lived in
Paraguay. But the search was
called off when a German cou-
ple living in Brazil, Wolfram
and Liaelotte Bossert, took
police to the grave where they
said Mengele was buried.
The couple said they had
sheltered him for 10 years,
during which time he used the
name Wolfgang Gerhardt.
Gerhardt drowned in 1S79.
But Shilansky told reporters
here that a dentist in Brazil,
Dr. Helena Bueno Vieria de
Castro, told him she treated
Mengele under the alias of
Pedro Miller long after
Gerhardt's drowning. Accor-
ding to Shilansky, she confirm-
ed that Miller's dental file was
identical with Mengele's SS
dental file, a copy of which
Shilansky gave her to
However, dental records
convinced American and
Brazilian experts that
Gerhardt was indeed Mengele.
Dr. Lowell Levine, a consul-
tant with the New York State
Police, and Dr. Carlos Valerio,
a specialist in forensic
medicine, signed an affidavit
in March 1986 attesting that
the X-ray of the exhumed re-
mains matched Mengele's den-
tal records.
Herman Silverman, 89, of Clearwater, died
Wednesday, December 2. A native of
Russia, he was a former resident of the
Tampa Bay ares. He was the owner of a
heating and air conditioning company. He is
survived by his wife, Ida; a son, Melvin of
Clearwater; a daughter, Helen Harrison of
Tampa; a brother, David of Providence,
R.I.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-
grand children
Franxblau Myra, 88, of Tampa, died
Wednesday, December 9. Born in New
York, she came to Tampa 31 yean ago. She
was a member of Congregation Rodeph
Sholom, Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood and a
life member of Hsdasssh. Survivors include
her husband, Abraham; a son, Robert M
Franxblau. Tampa, and two grandchildren.
Dr. Daniel Jay Schwartx, 46, died December
8 while on a photo safari in Africa. Dr.
Schwartx was s Tampa resident for 81 yesrs
prior to his residing in Philadelphia, Pa. and
AmariUo, Tex. He was an honor graduate at
H.B. Plant High School in 1980 where he
was awarded the American Legion Award
as outstanding male graduate. His
undergraduate studies were at Tulane
University where he was active with
Omicron Delta Kappa, Editor of the Jan
balaya Yearbook arid listed in Who's Who in
American Colleges sod Universities. He
also was s member of Kappa Delta Phi-
Honorary Leadership Fraternity and
graduated Tulane Medical School in 1968.
He was s major stockholder and director of
Master Packaging, Inc. and a member of
CongregationiRodeph Sholom. In AmariUo
he was a professor of Texas Tech Medical
School and memberships included Texas
Task Force" -nal and Childrens Health,
Texas Perinatal Society. He was the 1987
recipient of the Golden Hail Summit Award
for outstanding support of the arts, he
organised and was chairman of the AmariUo
Theater Group, was president for the last
three years of the AmariUo Theater, Chair
man Elect of the AmariUo Chamber of Com
merce Arts Commitee, on the Board-West
Texas Friends of Fine Arts, Member of
1988 Golden Hsil Awards, AmariUo Area
Foundation, sad s patron supporter of the
AmariUo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet and
the AmariUo Arts Center. He is survived by
his sister, Sandy Turkel and brother-in-law,
Dick Turkel of Tampa, niece Nancy Turkel
of Atlanta, nephews. Kenny Turkel and
Brian Turkel and a beloved friend, Cleao
Lester B. Shear, one of the oldest, active
Franklin Street Mall merchants and a com-
munity activist, died Wednesday, December
9. For 60 years. Shear was the proprietor of
the Tampa Loan Company. Born in Lsn-
csster. Pa Mr. Shear and his wife moved to
Tampa in 1925. He was a member of Con-
gregation Rodeph Sholom and a life member
of B'nai B'rith. He was s generous con-
tributor to numerous community and
charitable endeavors. He is survived by his
wife, Dolores Shear, Tampa, his daughter,
Lois Shear Frank and his son, L. David
Shear, both of Tampa, his grandchildren,
Nina Gerson of W. Pslm Beach, Barnett
Frank of Cssseiberry, Stephen Shear and
Jeffrey Shear both of Tampa, his great-
grandchildren, Brian and Tracy Gerson of
W. Pslm Beach, bis sisters, Gertrude 'ixe
of Philadelphia, Alberta GeUer i ara
Shear, both of Lancaster, Pa s ;-41 as
numerous nieces snd nephews. Donations
maybe made to the Congregation Rodeph
Sholom buBdng fund or a charity of ones
LSI 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
For All Children Regardless of Race, Color, or Creed.
The Jewish Community Center is expanding its Moms and Tots
program with our new Toddler Gym class. This program of move-
ment education for the young child and Mom and Dad is designed
1. Enhance the natural motor skills of the young child.
2. Develop increased flexibility, coordination and strength.
3. Stimulate and reinforce learning and language development
principles through movement.
4. Work on balance, body movement, gross motor skills and
5. Provide parent and child with the pleasure of sharing move-
ment experiences.
These goals will be attained through the use of special equip-
ment such as balance beam, climbing apparatus, tunnel, slide,
mini-trampoline, parachute, balls, hoops, musical, instruments,
bean bags and more.
The one hour class will consist of a combination of open gym
time, circle tune (songs and movements, circle games, exercises)
special attention on individual equipment. All age-appropriate for
the very young child. (Song sheets will be provided so you can suc-
cessfully sing with your child at home.)
Toddler Gym will be taught by Debbie Saavedra who has recent-
ly joined our staff from Miami. Debbie ran the Mommy and Me
program at Temple Beth Am in Miami and Play Activities (for
children under 2) at Miami Dade Community College before mov-
ing to Tampa.
Check the schedule for Toddler Gym with Debbie.
Toddler Gym starts Jan. 11, 1988
9:30-10:30 12 months-18 nonths
10:30-11:30 18 months-24 months
Member 7 classes at $4.50/class $31.50
Non-Member 7 classes at $6.75/class $47.25

3rd Annual
Before you know it, the oval ball will giveway to the round ball!
Off with the football cleats and on with high-top basketball
shoes. The JCC is keeping with the season with the opening of
our basketball.
Biddy Basketball for grades 3 and 4 is an instructional league
with competitive play. The league consists of 4 teams with
awards presented and T-shirts provided. All games and practices
will be held on Sundays. Practice begins Dec. 5,1-3:30 p.m. Cost
is $30 for members and $45 for non-members.
If your child is too old for Biddy, then give our 5th and 8th
grade teams a try. This team will play against local schools and
YMCA's. T-shirts are provided here, too. The cost is $35 for
members and $50 for non-members. Practice will begin on Dec
5, 2:30-4 p.m.
Catch the spirit!
Jewish Community Center
Tampa Airport Marriott
March 26,1988
Winter Vacation (Main Branch)
Purim Baskets
"International Fashion Show
Dec. 21-31,1987
March 2,1988
March 26,1988
June 12,1988
Program Coordinator
Responsibilities are Summer Camp, Vacation Programm-
ing along with Center programs. Looking for innovative, en-
thusiastic and responsible person, Contact JCC at
813-872-4451, Sharon Mock.
Club Variety, a 'Day at the races!' You'll feel like a winner!
Tampa Bay Downs Clubhouse Turn Restaurant Jan. 10,11:45
a.m. $14 per person.
Includes: Clubhouse admission, special reserve seating, pro-
grams, and hot buffet. (Choice of entrees, assorted salads,
desserts, rolls and butter, coffee or tea). Call the JCC office at
872-4451 or Lil Singer at 884-5648 to make your reservations.
3919 Moran Road
Tampa, Fla. 33624
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Goldsmith
in memory of Bunny Smith's
mother, May Korman
In memory of Lee Tobin's
father, Julius Tobin:
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Field
George Karpay
Barry, Lynn and Jilly
Blossom and Ed Leibowitz
Dr. and Mrs. A.A. Maliza
V. Jean Mavia
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley
In memory of Bunny Smith's
mother, May Korman
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wuliger
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Stern
Mr. and Mrs. Al Mizrahi
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Eatroff
Dr. and Mrs. Robert
Dr. Joseph Krebs
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oberne
Carolyn Schlede
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fried
Barry, Lynn and Jilly
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley
In memory of Louise Eatroff s
mother, Marcella Geltman
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Field
Barry, Lynn and Jilly
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Field in
honor of Stanley Rosenthal's
Evely Erenstoff in honor of
Lee Seelig's Bar Mitzvah
In memory of Joan Goldstein's
mother, Mrs. Moskowitz
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wuiliger
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mock in
memory of Nancy Williams'
grandfather, Clyde Brown
In memory of Lee Tobin's
father, Julius Tobin
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Markowitz
In memory of Bunny Smith's
mother, May Korman
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lavine
Mrs. Milton Gertzman
Anne and Becky Margolin
Marie Hyde in memory of Bun-
ny Smith's mother, May
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Glasser
in memory of Louise Eatroff
mother, Marcella Geltman

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