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Volume 10 Number 1
Of Tampa
Tampa, Florid* Friday, January 8,1988
Price 35 CeU
U.S. Vacillates On Israeli Judgments
An armed Israeli soldier stands near a group of angry and chanting Arab women demonstrating against fresh arrests out-
side the Nablus Military Headquarters. AP/World Wide Photo
Nathan Gordon Receives Endowment Award
TOP Nathan I. Gordon
has been honored by the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations as
the recipient of Tampa's "1987
Endowment Achievement
Award." The award was an-
nounced at the CJF's General
Assembly, held in Miami
Beach in November.
The Endowment Achieve-
ment Awards are presented
annually to members of the lay
community who, through their
leadership, vision and dedica-
tion, have helped in the suc-
cessful growth of their Federa-
tions' endowment funds.
According to Tampa Jewish
Federation president Doug
Conn, "Nate was the prime
motivator for the Federation
to explore the creation of an
endowment fund, and has been
involved in the program since
its inception." Nate was active
during the formulation stage
of the TOP Jewish Founda-
tion, and was able to involve a
number of key individuals
its formation. He is currently
serving as Honorary Trustee.
Last year's winner of the en-
Coatiaeed oa Page ft
Department spokesman
Charles Redman said that the
United States welcomes the
recent reduction in violence in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"Overall, we have seen a
general lessening of violence
and that we welcome," the
spokesman said.
That positive response,
however, did not prevent the
United States from subse-
quently joining in a unanimous
UN Security Council resolu-
tion Tuesday night condemn-
ing Israel's deportation of
Palestinian civilians.
That vote was the first in six
years by the U.S. against
Redman previously faced a
Continued on Page 3
Debate On
Security authorities cracked
down on Israeli Arab militants
and continued to round up
Palestinian activists in the ad-
ministered territories as the
Inner Cabinet met to consider
the deportation of
Government sources, mean-
while, denied reports that the
Defense and Foreign
ministries are split over the
issue of deportations. They
said Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin are working in
close coordination on that and
other matters.
But the Foreign Ministry is
Coatianed oa Page ft
Nathan I. Gordon receives the Council of Jewish Federations
1987 Endowment Achievement Award from Doug Cohn, presi-
dent of the Tampa Jewish Federation.
Community Questions Honor
British Chief Rabbi Gets Peerage
LONDON (JTA) Sir Immanuel Jakobovitz, chief rabbi of the British Com-
monwealth, has been elected to the House of Lords. But Britain's normally close-
knit Jewish community is of different minds over the singular honor bestowed
upon its official religious leader and mentor.
Jakobovitz, who will be 67 next month, was one of only three new barons on the
Queen's New Year Honors List announced Friday. He will ait in the
1,200-member upper house of Parliament, along with the archbishops of Canter-
bury and York, the leaders of the Church of Scotland, the Methodists and other
free churches.
He is the first chief rabbi so honored. But this has raised charges in some
Jewish and non-Jewish Quarters that his accession was due to a political and
social outlook shared by Britain's Conservative Prime Minister Margaret That-
cher. It is Thatcher who compiles the yearly honors list on behalf of Queen
Elizabeth II.
Differences of opinion have arisen within the Board of Deputies of British
Jews, the overall representative body of Anglo-Jewry. Its president, Dr. Lionel
Kaplowitz, hailed the new Lord Jakobovitx as a spokesman for the nation. In his
21 years as chief rabbi, Jakobovitz has "changed the face of British Jewry,"
Kaplowitz declared.
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, January 8, 198?
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Happy 1988 to everyone! This week's column will be
about some terrific people who have moved to Tampa
recently, a BIG welcome to you!
Peter and Skarri Benjamin moved here from Atlanta,
where they lived in the Buckhead area. Peter is originally
from Clearwater, and Skarri is from Miami. They moved so
that Peter could join his family's business, Trio Paper and
Janitorial Supply Company. Skarri is the special events
coordinator for Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club. The
Benjamins are expecting their first child in April. They are
busy working, renovating their Palma Ceia home, and en-
joying the outdoors. They also like the theatre, sports, and
exercising. Peter and Skarri are members of Schaarai
Zedek. Happy second wedding anniversary!!
Dr. Robert aad Diane Feldman moved here this summer
from Boston, where they lived for 13 years. The weather
was a big factor in their decision where Bob would open his
medical practice. He is an Opthalmologist in Zephyrhills.
Diane was a teacher in Boston, and now cares for Kimber-
ly, who will be three this month. She attends the JCC, Nor-
thend. The Fektaaaa second child is due in April. Rob en-
joys playing tennis and they both like to sail and snow ski.
Diane likes woodworking, and Bob enjoys astronomy.
Rob's parents are part-time residents of Longboat Key,
and his brother recently moved to the Sarasota area. They
also have joined Schaarai Zedek. Welcome!
Paala Asinof moved here from Dallas last March. She is
originally form Longmeadow, Mass. But has lived in
several cities over the years, including Boston, St. Louis,
Philadelphia, and Chicago. Whew! Paala is a Systems
Director with OTE Data Services and she lives in Car-
rollwood Village. She has become involved with Big
Brothers/Big Sisters and finds it very rewarding. Paala en-
joys ballet, swimming, and the theatre. Glad to have you,
and hopefully you'll stay here a long time!
Harriett and Michael Abrahm moved here from Dallas
in August because Michael's business, which is related to
environmental drilling necessitated it. They have two sons,
Brent, a sophomore at the University of Alabama and a
business major; and Mark, who is spending his junior year
abroad from Georgetown University and focusing on inter-
national managements and finance. Harriett and Michael
enjoy the beach, shelling, and tennis. They love Tampa, and
want to get involved with the community. Harriett has
joined National Council for Jewish Women, and has already
become involved starting a Young People's Group (35 and
under, married and single) through Congregation Schaarai
Zedek. The Abrakau are living in the USF area temporari-
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Barbara Iakowitz'a move to Tampa from Chicago this
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Hillel's Newest Flame
"Life is a flame that is
always burning itself out, but
it catches fire again everytime
a child is born."
George Bernard Shaw
Her blue eyes sparkle with
an intensity that is difficult to
fathom in one so young; and
she touches a part of your
heart that you barely knew ex-
isted. She speaks with excite-
ment and animation so
fascinating, that one is
mesmerized by this very
special lady.
Eight year old Naomi
Shvorin is a 3rd grader at
Hillel Day School. Two months
ago, Naomi came with her
family from Russia to Tampa.
Already her adjustment to
America is visible in her
"beautiful jeans and T-shirt. In
Russia we wore uniforms,
white shoes, white socks and
blue shirt and skirt," she
Her school experience at
Hillel is markedly different
than in Russia. Although the
hours of 8 a.m.-2 p.m. are
slightly different, breakfast
and "dinner" was served in
school and supper was eaten
with the family. Lessons were
learned in class and then a lot
of homework was given for
Unlike Hillel's lower grades
there was no time to complete
the work before going home.
Children were also required to
sit with hands folded on their
Although these comparisons
are interesting, it is Naomi's
personality that makes her
unique. Her warmth and en-
thusiasm are infectious.
Hovering around her protec-
tively, are her classmates who
are sharing Naomi's
"I love it here. I can see my
uncle, live in a good apart-
ment, go to a good school, and
have a chance to go to
synagogue," laughs Naomi. "I
love hamburgers, chocolate ice
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cream and frozen yogurt (rub-
bing her belly). Some of my
favorite shows are He-man,
Ghostbusters, and the News.
Oh, and it's so much fun to
swim in a pool because we
didn't have them in Russia,"
she acknowledges, with eyes
wide open.
Naomi spoke to the school
and expressed her feelings
about being thankful by com-
paring her old school to Hillel,
at the Thanksgiving program.
"It's a privilege to work with
Naomi, she has so much to of-
fer. Each day is filled with joy
as we watch her develop her
growth and understanding of
English. She is a sensitive, car-
ing and loving child. The
children in the class sense it
and are eager to share what
they know. Maybe that's what
makes the Hillel children so
unique. They are able to par-
ticipate in the excitement of
learning with Naomi, to give of
themselves by helping her
comprehend her new home. It
is unusual to have children
unselfishly give so much," said
Mrs. Herzog.
But Mrs. Herzog is not the
only one who beams with
pride. Joachim Scharf, Hillel
Headmaster is pleased that
Naomi is at home here. "The
family atmosphere that we
provide has enveloped her and
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Friday, January 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Leader Says Gaza is the Consequence of Arab Refusal To Co-Exist
NEW YORK Bernice Tan-
nenbaum, Chairman of the
World Zionist Organization-
American Section, deplore the
tragic events in Gaza which,
incubated by the Arab nations'
attempt to destroy the infant
State of Israel at its birth, and
since 1967 were exacerbated
into violence, terror and death
by the adamant Arab rejection
of Israel's right to co-exist
with them."
She pointed out that "Gaza
was and remains a tinder box,
ready to flame up at any mo-
ment if a spark, such as the car
accident, should occur to ignite
the unemployment frustration
U.S. Vacillates
On Judgments
Continued from Page 1
flurry of questions at the daily
briefing on Israel's decision
Sunday to deport nine Palesti-
nians, the killing of a Palesti-
nian woman in the territories
by Israeli soldiers and Israel's
weekend air raid on terrorist
targets in southern Lebanon.
Commenting on the deporta-
tions, Redman said "Israeli
leaders are well aware of our
views." The State Department
has frequently mentioned that
it objects to deportation of
Palestinians. He noted that
"there is a judicial appeal pro-
cess that is apparently still in-
volved in these cases.'
On Sunday, Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres defend-
ed the deportations while
speaking on ABC's "This
Week with David Brinkley."
Peres said that Israel was
following Jordanian law when
it deported the Palestinians.
Peres explained that since
Israel does not use capital
punishment, "the most we can
do is to deport in accordance
with the law." He stated that
"the Jordanian law is the
prevailing law on the West
Peres also noted that last
weekend passed by "in a quiet
manner" in the territories,
although he said he regretted
Sunday morning's kilting of
the Palestinian woman.
Redman confirmed that "the
government of Israel has ex-
pressed its regret and has
suspended soldiers and the
company commander involved,
pending an investigation by
Israeli authorities."
He also expressed sympathy
for any "innocent victims" of
Sunday's Israeli air strike in
southern Lebanon.
But he added that the at-
tacks "also demonstrate vivid-
ly the importance of security
for Israel s northern frontier
and stability in southern
Lebanon. Those can only be
brought about through a pro-
cess of political reconciliation
among Lebanon's warring
On Sunday, Peres was asked
whether real progress in the
peace process is possible since
many Israeli leaders oppose
returning land seized during
the Six-Day War of 1967.
He responded, "I don't think
that we have to divide
Jerusalem. And I don't think
we have to return to the 1967
Peres said he believes that
"the negotiation will result in
some solution that nobody has
suggested until now."
He explained that "in addi-
tion to the partition of the
land, you can have other solu-
tions, like a federation, a con-
federation, sharing the
government, a transitional
He said the emphasis should
first be to "open a negotiation
between equals, with full
respect, with good faith to
look for a solution."
He repeated his support for
an international peace con-
ference, as long as it does not
impose a solution and leads to
direct negotiations between
Palestinians and Israelis.
Pollard Seeking Medical
Treatment, Early Release
WASHINGTON (JTA) Lawyers for Anne Hender-
son Pollard have filed suit with the U.S. Court of Appeals
in Washington in an attempt to reverse federal district
court Judge Aubrey Robinson's Dec. 6 ruling denying
Pollard medical treatment by her family doctors.
Pollard, who claims to be suffering from various
digestive disorders, is serving a five-year prison sentence
for being an "accessory" to a scheme in which her husband,
Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst,
passed classified documents to a renegade Israeli p-
pionage team.
Bar Kochba' Name Unearthed Again
TEL AVTV (JTA) Twenty-seven years ago, the
name of Shimon Ben Kosiba also known as Bar Kochba
was found for the first time at an archaeological dig in
Israel. Two months ago, it was found again.
The first reference to Bar Kochba, who led the Jewish
revolt against the Roman emperor Hadrian from 132 to 135
C.E., was found in 1960 on a papyrus document unearthed
in the Nahal Hever region. The second was found deep in a
cave in the Lachish region, just north of the Negev, which
apparently served as a hideout for Jews fighting the
A team of archaeologists headed by Dr. Amos KJoner un-
covered a bronze weight bearing the inscription: "Shimon
Ben Kosiba, prince and leader of Israel."
and impotence of its people. To
the PLO it was incendiary
grist for their terrorist mill to
have the youth of Gaza blame
Israel for everything wrong
with their lives. They and the
Moslem fundamentalists have
organized the demonstrations
into a first class media event.
The resulting "planned" spon-
taneity of the riots means they
have succeeded in their ploy to
make Israel look bad and be
censured by the United
Mrs. Tannenbaum said:
"The Arab Summit's shunting
of the PLO to the back burner
of Moslem concerns was a bit-
ter disappointment and shock
to its status and the prime
cause and crusade of Arab na-
tionalism. Its leadership had to
grapple with this critical
challenge to its existence as a
meaningful movement. The
answer was its typical
response of agitation and
violence in having its Agent
Provacateurs stoke and con-
tinually instigate anew the
fires of anger and violence in
Gaza. It has seized this oppor-
tunity to return its conflict
with Israel to the front pages
of the media and restore itself
as a prime issue on the Arab
Mrs. Tannenbaum stressed
that the solution to the
post-1967 occupation was a
Catch-22 no-win situation for
"The harsh mandate of oc-
cupation to prevent anarchy
and sedition, and to maintain
law and order, is an abhorrent
and unavoidable burden to a
state and people pledged to
Zionism's principles of
freedom, national liberation,
humaneness, social justice and
democracy. Gaza is a tar baby
which Egypt doesn't want,
and which Israel must hold on
to for its own security. Other-
wise it would become a PLO
base of terrorist incursion and
onslaught, within missile
range of Ashkelon, Ashdod,
Jaffa and Tel Aviv."
She called on the free world
to remember that "Israel is a
landspot of democracy in a
vast expanse of Arab
autocracy. When voting at the
Mums' Maids
Free Estimates
United Nations, the free na-
tions of the world should com-
prehend that attacks on Israel
assault the principles of
democracy which now exist in
a shrinking minority of na-
tions. Israel is a target because
she is a rare and small nation
outpost of liberal democracy,
self-determination and
freedom outside of the Euro-
pean and Western Hemisphere
of democratic nationhood."
Mrs. Tannenbaum noted
that "Israeli Arab citizens en-
joy equal rights, Knesset
representation, the benefits of
upward social, education and
economic mobility and increas-
ed longevity. The fact that
they entered this demonstra-
tion was due to fear of reprisal
by the PLO.
"Israel's 'damend if you do,
or don't' problem," Mrs. Tan-
nenbaum said, "is how to steer
the least unsatisfactory course
between the Scylla of the
unhappy onus of occupation
with its harsh realities of
violence and terror that are
the fallout of the Palestinians'
forty years of refusal to
negotiate and the Charybdis
of the life and death demands
of Israel's safety and survival.
Should the Palestinians
eschew firebombs and stones
for the olive branch, a new era
of peaceful co-existence, pro-
sperity and an absence of
media events would follow."
An Exciting Evening of
Entertainment for B&P
The Business and Profes-
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the Tampa Jewish Federation
ask you to join them for an
evening of entertainment at
the new Tampa Bay Perform-
ing Arts Center. A block of or-
chestra seats for the dance
performance of "Shalom '88"
on Tuesday, February has
been reserved."
The Shalom Dance Group
comprises 50 dancers from
every corner of Israel, in-
cluding soldiers, farmers,
teachers, and professionals
from all walks of life. The
group has been performed
throughout the world, in-
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in Cairo at the signing of the
Peace Treaty between Israel
and Egypt.
Colorful costumes and tradi-
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hallmarks of this wonderfully
exciting evening of theater,
which reflect in a performance
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traditions of Israel to
By special arrangement with
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Reservations must be made
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Israel's Public Relations War
Although the .deaths in Gaza and West Bank,
at press time, were reduced in the past two
weeks, world media attention on Israeli-
Palestinian confrontations has remained at
fever pitch.
In spite of obvious orders for far greater
restraint on the part of the Israeli military
forces, and a sharp reduction in the number
and magnitude of clashes, both the front pages
of newspapers and the evening television
newscasts play the stories to the hilt.
Simply put, Israel is losing the public rela-
tions war to an extent that rivals its setbacks
which came on the heels of the Christian militia
massacres of Palestinian refugee camps in
Lebanon in 1982.
While rejecting much of the advice of both
the United States government and of the
American Jewish community about its "handl-
ing" of the Arab disturbances, Israel should
find no difficulty in asking for assistance in its
public relations efforts.
Rarely is the public reminded that the PLO
was formed three years before the Six-Day
Way in 1967 which resulted in Israel taking the
administered territories. And seldom does
Israel get across the point that in the 19 years
preceding that war, the West Bank and Gaza
were occupied by Jordan and Egypt, which
made no effort to establish a Palestinian
Constant cries of Israel's critics that the
United States and its allies pressure the
Jewish state to intensify its drive for peace are
seldom matched by calls for Arab governments
to agree to negotiations.
While we cannot condone the deaths of
Palestinians, we can do a better job of noting
that not a single Palestinian would have died if
unlawful uprisings had not been attempted.
Waldheim's Questionable Move
While his reported comments in no way
acknowledged his past association with Nazi
war crimes, Austrian President Kurt
Waldheim's recent attack on the racism
associated with German's forced annexation of
Austria was a welcome surprise.
Whether his reminder to the Austrian people
was prompted by the 50th anniversary of
Anschluss, Hitlers 1938 takeover which ex-
tended official anti-Semitism and worse, or by
the growing opposition within Austria to his
continuation in office, is questionable.
But just as the worldwide protestations of an
aroused Jewish community have helped to
release Soviet Jews, unrelenting objections to
Waldheim's high official status are clearly hav-
ing effect.
More evidence linking Waldheim to
atrocities in the occupied Balkans has been un-
covered by the new access to the United Na-
tions files on war crimes evidence. That news
was released at virtually the same time as
Waldheim's remarks were made public.
Jewish Floridian
Of Tampa
Debate On Deportations
Continued from Page 1-A
known to be concerned about
foreign criticism of the possi-
ble deportations, while Rabin
is on record in favor of the
speedy expulsion of alleged
Rabin issued administrative
arrest orders against two
Israeli Arabs, Raslan Maha-
jneh and Raja Agbriya, for
their alleged role in violent
demonstrations at Umm el-
Fahm village during the Arab
general strike in Israel on Dec.
Administrative arrest allows
the authorities to hold
suspects in jail for up to six
months without filing formal
charges, and can be extended
for longer periods.
Meanwhile, 40 more ac-
tivists were arrested in the ad-
ministered territories and may
face deportation. Some of
them are former security
prisoners who were among
more than 1,000 Palestinian
and Lebanese offenders
released from jail in 1985 in ex-
change for three Israeli
soldiers held captive by Ahmed
Jabril's Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine-
General Command.
The latest arrests have rais-
ed apprehension in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip.
Relatives and friends of the de-
tainees have not been inform-
ed why they were arrested and
fear they will be deported.
Israeli authorities have not
confirmed or denied that this
is intended.
Haaretz quoted Palestinian
sources as saying the de-
tainees are "prominent figures
in the Palestinian nationalist
camp in the administered ter-
ritories." Arab radio stations
reported that Israel intends to
expel hundreds of Palestinians
from the territories.
Israeli security sources said
if deportations are ordered,
they will not be carried out
"like thieves in the night." All
legal procedures and regula-
tions required by law will be
strictly observed, the sources
The Inner Cabinet, the govern-
ment's top policy-making
body, consisting of five Labor
and five Likud ministers, is
also reviewing the situation in
Israel's Arab community -
those living within Israels
pre-1967 borders. The general
strike on Dec. 21 in solidarity
with the Palestinians in the
territories raised serious con-
cern that the country's
750,000 Arab citizens are
becoming radicalized.
Attention has been focused
on the Sons of the Village
movement, an extremist group
of Israeli Arabs that refuses to
recognize Israel. The group is
believed to have been the
prime mover behind the Umm
el-Fahm demonstrations,
which closed the main Afula-
Hadera highway for two hours
and ended in a violent clash
with police.
Several Sons of the Village
members demonstrated out-
side the Haifa district court to
protest the administrative ar-
rests of Mahaineh and
Agbriya, who are alleged to be
leaders of the movement. The
court building was sprayed
with graffiti demanding the
release of Mahajneh and
Agbriya and an end to the
"Israeli occupation."
Ronni Milo, a Likud deputy
minister without portfolio,
blamed the National Commit-
tee of Arab Mayors for the
Dec. 21 violence and demand-
ed that the government have
nothing more to do with it. But
Peres warned that cutting ties
with the mayors would 'Meave
the Arab sector to the
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Coalition Elects New Chairman
A volunteer who has worked for more than 15 years to
help jailed Jews and their families has been elected chair-
man of the International Coalition for Jewish Prisoner
Martin J. Hochberg, past president of B'nai B'rith In-
diana State Association, succeeds Rick Ross of Phoenix,
The coalition is an umbrella organization that coordinates
and aids persons providing assistance to Jewish prisoners
and their families before, during, and after incarceration.
The organization was established in April 1986 during the
first National Conference on Service to Jews in Prisons, a
meeting that was convened by B'nai B'rith.
Tampa Jewish Federation
Tly-In' Major Success
A group of dedicated
members of the National UJA
Young Leadership Cabinet
from South Florida and a
group of dedicated Federation
campaign solicitors teamed
together to participate in a
newly created UJA Campaign
Program in Tampa. According
to Sanford Mahr, Special Pro-
jects Chairman for the Tampa
Jewish Federation Campaign,
who spearheaded the effort,
"The results to date have ex-
ceeded all of our expectations.
We have averaged over a 70
percent increase for the 1988
Campaign and are excited
about the future potential of
this campaign format," Mahr
Participants in the pilot pro-
gram for Tampa were Sanford
Mahr, Lee Tobin, Sandy
Solomon, Bill Kalish, Dough
Cohn, Dr. Steve Kreitzer, and
Walter Kessler. Young
Leadership participants in-
cluded Paul Lehrer, Mark
Sheridan, Ricki Turetsky.
Scott Rosier, Mark Levy and
David Brown.
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More than SO Palestinian prisoners nut before trials begin at
Military HQ, Nablus, occupied West Bank last week. Most of the
Arabs tried were teenagers. Reportedly, at least 900 detainees
will stand trial following the past weeks violent clashes in
Israel's occupied territories. AP/Wkte World Photo
The Threat of A Binational State
"Mideast Violence Alarms
U.S. Jews," said a New York
Times headline. The subhead
read 'Anxious and Concern-
ed,' Say Some of the Groups
Others Defend Israel."
"U.S. Jews Express Con-
cern," the Washington Post
headlined. "Continued
Violence Could Erode Support
for Israel, Leaders Say, the
subhead added.
In the two weeks beginning
Dec. 9, Israeli troops killed 21
Palestinian Arabs, wounded
scores more, and arrested hun-
dreds to quash violent protests
in the Gaza Strip and West
Bank. More than 60 Israelis
were hurt. It was the worst of
several eruptions since Israel
gained control of the ter-
ritories illegally occupied by
Egypt and Jordan, respective-
ly in the 1967 Six-Day War.
But it was not the worst
thing to happen to Israel in the
past 30 years. A moment's
recollection of the 1973 Yom
Kippur War or the Lebanese
quicksand from 1982 to 1985
attests to that.
However, perceptions of
violence especially when
provided long-distance by
television carry their own
proportions. The civilian
throwing a rock or Molotov
cocktail, wielding an iron bar
or knife, is rarely photograph-
ed. The soldier responding
with gunfire almost always is.
New York Times correspon-
dent Tom Friedman, speaking
at a Tel Aviv University sym-
posium last summer on media
coverage of Israel, said that, if
seen on their own, the Palesti-
nian Arabs would bulk no
larger than the Kurds. "Their
great advantage," Friedman
observed, "is that their enemy
is the Jew." He added that "in
the Middle East there are no
good guys and bad guys, only
civilians and soldiers."
In that formulation soldiers
always lose especially
Jewish soldiers, and perhaps
especially among Jewish au-
diences. Judging by last
month's dismay calls to the
Israeli Embassy doubled, the
majority critical those wedd-
ed to the narrow-focus reality
of television might have quit if
confronted at the time with
videotapes showing the blood
shed of 1948.
Arab riots in the 1920's and
1930's in which hundreds of
Jews died did not "erode"
support for Jewish settlement
in Palestine. Neither did wars
between Arab states and
Israel in each of the four
following decades.
Neither should the present
trouble, unless one fantasizes
that Israel can resolve the
underlying problems
unilaterally. In reality, it must
have partners: Palestinian
Arab interlocutors as commit-
ted to Israel's needs as Israel
is to theirs.
And Israel is committed. In
the Camp David Accords it
pledged itself to seek a solu-
tion which would "recognize
the legitimate rights of the
Palestinian people and their
just requirements."
Yet after seven decades of
intercommunal conflict, there
exists no remotely comparable
Palestinian Arab declaration.
The PLO,' "sofe, fcgtijmate
representative of the Palesti-
nian people" as designated
by the Arab League remains
officially committed to the
Continued o. Pag* 7
Rabin Stands Firm On Territories
Outside, two dozen pro-
testers, most wearing the
black-or red-checked kefxyah
headdresses long a symbolic
part of Yasir Arafat s war-
drobe, chanted "Long life the
PLO!" "Long live Palestine!"
Inside, Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin defended Israeli
S)licies in the West Bank and
aza Strip, territories ad-
ministered by Israel since the
1967 Six-Day War. Referring
to the deaths which have
resulted as police and the army
dealt with repeated rioting in
the areas, he said: "It is pain-
ful to both sides, the Palesti-
nians ... to the soldiers and
policemen who had to maintain
law and order, to come into
confrontation ... We are
sorry about the loss of life of
Nevertheless, Rabin said,
"My conscience is clean." He
was not responding to the
Washington demonstrators,
nor even so much to his au-
dience at the Brookings In-
stitution, but to U.S. officials.
Some had expressed concern
during Rabin's mid-December
visit about "harsh" Israeli
methods used to deal with the
mostly young Palestinian Arab
Standard procedure calls for
the use of rubber bullets, tear
gas and warning shots before
firing at rioters. But Israel,
the Defense Minister asserted.
Continued on Page 6
Looking Back and Forward With Pro-Israeli Perspective
At year's end and another's beginning is an
appropriate time to reflect on what lessons
might be learned from the previous twelve
months from a pro-Israel perspective.
On the positive side, the U.S. Ckmgress' con-
tinued support for Israel remained a strong
and consistent thread, despite fallout from the
Pollard case and Israeli involvement in
Irangate. In addition to approving $3 million in
economic and military aid, and mcKlifying arms
sales to Saudi Arabia, funding was provided
for a number of "made in Israel" programs for
the U.S. Defense Department which will
benefit Israel's economy in future years. In the
wake of the Lavi cancellation, cooperation in
the military sphere between the two countries
was also institutionalized.
On a less optimistic note, the Gorbachev visit
and summit did not appear to signal a change
in Soviet emigration (or for that matter any
other) policies. While the unexpectedly large
turnout in Washington energized the
American Jewish Community, its benefits for
Soviet Jews remain to be seen. The change in
style from previous Russian leaders, which the
media found irresistible, is so far just that. The
release of a select group of refuseniks has not
been accompanied by a significant increase in
overall emigration. What can be hoped for is
more pragmatism and less ideology on the part
of the new Soviet leadership in dealing with
Jewish emigration. As a practical matter, it
would seem that permitting 50-100,000 Rus-
sian Jews to emigrate over the next two or
three years could pay enormous dividends,
literally, in terms of trade and economic
benefits that could follow. If this is so, one can-
not help but wonder whether Soviet Jews are
being held as a diplomatic card for Russia to
play in order to be able to play a major role in
any future Middle East peace negotiations.
The lure of permitting a considerable number
of Jews to leave the USSR could be considered
irresistible to Israeli leadership, according to
Soviet thinking. Otherwise, a policy that con-
tinues to antagonize and galvanize opposition
from an influential and activist American
Jewish community makes little sense from
Russia's point of view, particularly if Gor-
bachev is serious about improving the perfor-
mance of Soviet economy and satisfying con-
sumer demand.
A disturbing trend which intensified during
Continued on Page 8-

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Our Readers Write
The Youna Adult Division (YAD) of the Tam-
pa Jewish Federation experienced a great
treat for their special Campaign Recognition
Brunch. Mr. Azaria Rappoport, well-known
Israeli actor, toast-master, raconteur and nar-
rator was the featured speaker. Mr. Rap-
paport is the Special Advisor on communica-
tions to the Consul General of Israel. His topic
"What's Ahead?", specifically discussed the
future of Israel and the role Jewish Americans
will play in its growth. His parting message to
the Young Adults of Tampa was, "Remain ac-
tive and involved. Know what is happening to
Jews in Israel and around the world." Stan-
ding with Mr. Rappoport (from the left) are
Diane Charme, David Anton, Walter Kessler,
Deborah Albert and Mark Carron.
Rabin Stands Firm On Territories
Continaed from Page 5
cannot allow "use of public
disorder and terror to show
that those who want, and
carry them out, can achieve
their goals by these means ...
We have to make it clear that
the only way to solve the pro-
blem is through peace negotia-
tions with Jordan, with
Palestinians who are not
Newspaper and television
photos of Israelis shooting at
Paletinian Arab civilians
even if the latter are throwing
rocks and Molotov cocktails
"might be painful, it might
leave here and there damaging
public images. But we have to
cope with basic problems and
.. .*we learned the hard way
not to give in to the use of
force and to the use of terror."
After gaining the territories
in the 1967 war for survival,
Israel had three options, Rabin
It could have annexed them
unilaterally, extending Israeli
citizenship to those Arabs who
would accept it. Or, Israel
could have withdrawn
unilaterally from Judea,
Samaria and Gaza
redividing Jerusalem and
returning to a condition of ex-
treme geographic vulnerabili-
ty. It chose the third option: in-
stituting a military govern-
ment legal under interna-
tional law and holding the
status of the areas open pen-
ding negotiations.
If Palestinian Arabs and
some Arab states have grown
increasingly frustrated with a
political impasse which breeds
economic and social troubles
as well, the fault is theirs,
Rabin said. He pointed out
that the Arab side first re-
jected partition of Mandatory
Palestine in 1948, launching
and losing a war against the
newborn Jewish state.
Eyery year from 1949 to
1967 Israeli governments pro-
posed peace on the lines that
Sign International
Scroll of Honor
President Augusto Pinochet
has joined other heads of state
including President Reagan in
signing an International Scroll
of Honor on the occasion of the
86th birthday of the Lubavit-
cher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem
Mendel Schneerson.
existed, when the West Bank,
Gaza and east Jerusalem were
in Arab hands. The offers were
rejected, Rabin noted. And "if
the heart of the Arab-Israeli
conflict is the Palestinian pro-
blem ... why was there no de-
mand then to make a Palesti-
nian state" of the West Bank
and Gaza, he asked.
Israel's peace with Egypt
showed what can be achieved
by Arab leaders with courage,
Rabin said. Meanwhile, the
police and military authorities
will use "whatever is needed"
to try to preserve order for all
residents of the territories.
One of those in the audience,
Anthony Lewis, wrote in his
Dec. 17 New York Times col-
umn that "anyone who hoped
for new light on the problem
must have heard Rabin's
answers with despair." Lewis
claimed that "the obstacle to
negotiation now is the divided
Israeli government" and he
charged that the country real-
ly has chosen a fourth option
de facto annexation through
But the week before Anwar
Sadat's trip to Jerusalem,
most Israelis could not have
Continued from Page 1
dowment award for Tampa
was Les Barnett, who served
as the Foundation's third
president, from 1984-1986.
Mark Glickman, executive
director for TOP, stated that
"We are delighted that Nate
has been recognized for his
years of service to our Founda-
tion. Our trustees play an in-
tegral role in the growth of our
endowment funds, which are
the key to the future of our
Jewish community."
envisioned returning the Sinai
for peace with Egypt. Because
of the asymmetrical nature of
the conflict, it remains up to
the rest of the large Arab side
to make a bold, convincing
move for peace.
As for Jewish settlers, Lewis
advanced a sort of racist
presumption that it is all right
for hundreds of thousands of
Arabs to live in Israel, but all
wrong for Jews to live in the
West Bank and Gaza.
Erie Rotmman t* editor of the
Near East Report from which this arti-
cle w reprinted.
The Jewish Floridian:
Something I look forward to
every year, is the terrific
Chanukah party the Men's
club of Rodeph Sholom put on
for Senior Citizens. Not only
are the men dedicated in-
dividuals, but also very
creditable latke fryers. Also,
they are so pleasant. They act
as if we are doing them a favor
to come instead of the other
way around. After working all
day at their various occupa-
tions, they make many, many
latkes; set the tables; circulate
all evening with more apple
sauce, sour cream, etc. We
never go home empty handed.
Each person is given a "goody
bag" to enjoy at home.
In addition to all the above, a
live band supplied great toe
tapping music, and many of us
enjoyed dancing.
Not only do I look forward to
this party every Chanukah,
but the non-Jewish residents
at the Jewish Towers, where I
live, do also. Several of them
asked me if the Men's Club of
Rodeph Sholom were going to
do it again this year. That says
a lot. .. doesn't it?
Many thanks and God bless
the Mens' club of Rodeph
Dorothy Garrell
The Jewish Floridian:
Ms. Audrey Haubenstock's
column "No Menorah at City
Hall" (December 11, 1987)
should have been clearly label-
ed as an editorial. From the ti-
tle onward, the article provid-
ed a biased perspective that
did little to illuminate the con-
stitutional controversies in-
volved in the menorah debate.
I respect those persons who
passionately argue on behalf of
the complete separation of
Church and State. Noble
thoughts and lofty principles,
however, are no excuses for
Ms. Haubenstock's disrespect-
ful journalistic treatment of
Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski's opi-
nions. If we truly value the
Constitution, then let us
acknowledge the right of all in-
dividuals, Rabbi Dubrowski in-
cluded, to follow the dictates
of their' conscience. Why
should Rabbi Dubrowski com-
promise his beliefs and aban-
don appropriate legal remedies
because his views are deemed
unpopular by Ms.
Haubenstock? *
It is my hope that in the
future, the editors of the
Jewish Floridian will better
uphold the standards of their
profession. Let opinions be
labeled as such. Let news
items be reported in an infor-
mative fashion and with
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The event is open to anyone
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Friday, January 8,198g?Tne Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 7
Help is just a phone call
away which may be a
refreshing thought to those
with a consumer problem.
Care Line, co-sponsored by the
National Council of Jewish
Women and the ABC televi-
sion affiliate in the Bay area,
WTSP Channel 10, is there to
field your questions by phone
and help you solve your
Care Line is a core of
volunteers working at the
television station four hours,
five days a week answering
the questions of callers with
problems related to insurance,
housing, automobiles, mobile
homes, and legality.
This is definitely not an
emergency service line
although the volunteer will
refer you to an existing Hot
There are over 20 channels,
on all networks throughout the
country including Hawaii, par-
ticipating in similar Care Line
programs since it was started
over 15 years ago in
Sacramento, California.
Marsha Stein, of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women, has guided this local
program since it began in the
Bay area over a year ago. She
works closely with Jeff Ebner,
the executive news producer,
Ken Middleton, news director,
and Mike Deeson, the action
line/care line reporter, all of
Channel 10.
Channel 10 airs a Care Line
report with Mike Deeson every
Wednesday at noon when
resolved cases are presented
to viewers by interviews with
the people involved.
There is a nine county view-
ing area but calls have been
handled from throughout the
state and even out of state.
The volunteers are an en-
thusiastic group of 25 people
trained to help others solve
their problems. If there is no
ready answer there are many
local, state, and national cross
references to be consulted.
If yeu think you have a pro-
blem you are certainly not
alone. The volunteers have
handled over 4,500 consumer
referral calls and about 65 per-
cent of those have been
The callers are from every
cross section of the populace
and although many calls are
placed from public telephones
there are an equal number of
people who ask "can I be on
television with this problem?"
A majority of the callers are
women, but about 40 percent
of the calls are initiated by
Since there are no foolish
questions, just those which go
unasked, the volunteers are
capable of dealing with this
vast variety of calls, just about
any consumer question not
concerned with social or health
related problems.
Cantor To Succeed Handleman
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destruction of Israel. Camp
David's practically open-ended
autonomy provisions go
The recent violence may
have delayed, not advanced,
prospects for mutual recogni-
tion. The mother of one Gaza
fatality was quoted as saying,
"We want to live in peace and
we want the Jews out of our
land. I don't care whatever
happens as long as we get our
But she was a refugee 39
years ago from a village near
Ashkelon; the land she refer-
red to was not the Gaza Strip
or the West Bank but pre-1967
Meanwhile, there was
widespread, sometimes violent
support for the demonstrators
in Gaza and the West Bank
among Israel's Arabs. This
reaffirmed sociological studies
indicating that the overwhelm-
ing majority define their na-
tionality as Palestinian, not
This trend among Israeli
Arabs, who comprise one-sixth
the population inside the 1967
"green line" and will total
more than one-fourth in
another generation means
that Israel faces the danger of
becoming a binational state
even without the West Bank
and Gaza.
And precipitate withdrawal
from the territories would pro-
tect neither Israel'* security
nor Jewish rights. Who would
see to Palestinian Arab rights
in such an event impotent
Palestinian Arab moderates or
the PLO and Islamic fun-
damentalists, with help from
Moscow and Tehran?
Obviously, the status quo is
not on Israel's side; so its
friends should be concerned
but not demoralized.
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Rabbi Becomes 'Lord'
David Lewis
Barry Nannis
Andrew Nannis
Daniel Lanex
Bar Mitzvah
David Ryan Lewis, son of
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis
vill be called to the Torah as a
iar Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan.
9 at 11 a.m. at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek. Rabbi Richard
J. Birnholz will officiate.
The celebrant is a student in
the Schaarai Zedek Religious
School. David attends 7th
Grade at Berkeley
Preparatory School where he
is on the Headmaster's List
ind the football team.
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis
will host the Kiddush following
tl e services in honor of the oc-
casion and a rece >tion Satur-
day evening at the Centre
Special guests will be includ-
ed from Philadelphia, New
Jersey, New York, and Deer-
field Beach, Fla.
Barry Alan and Andrew
David Nannis, sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Nannis, will be
called to the Torah as B'nai
Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 9 at
9:45 a.m. at Congregation Kol
Ami. Rabbi H. David Rose and
Cantor Sam Isaak will
The celebrants are students
in the Hey Class of Kol Ami
Religious School and they are
active in Kadima. Barry and
Andrew attend seventh grade
at Young Junior High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Nannis and
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kaplan
will host the Oneg Shabbat
following the services in honor
of the occasion and a reception
Saturday evening at the Mar-
riott Westshore Hotel.
Special guests will include
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Kaplan of Tamarac,
Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Eli Nannis
of Lari;o; Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Nannis of Rockville, Tex.; Mr.
Ray Nannis of Richardson,
Tex.; Mr. Robert Kaplan and
family of Rockville, Md.; Mrs.
Pro-Israeli Perspective
->!' i bit* Centiaued from Page 5
1987 had led some here in Washington to ask
whether we are again getting "hooked" on
foreign oil. According to the latest figures, we
are importing 43 percent of the oil we are con-
suming, and guess which country is now our
number one source? No, not neighboring
Canada or Mexico but Saudi Arabia. At the
same time that domestic oil production has hit
a new low point, we are importing more Arab
oil while stall placing unnecessary restrictions
on off-shore and Alaskan oil drilling. Without a
coordinated national energy policy consisting
of greater exploration, conservation, and the
development of alternative energy sources, we
may be placing our heads in a noose of our own
making. It is the kind which is being tightened
so slowly that its consequences will not be
realized until our foreign policies in the Middle
East could be stifled.
Arab unrest in Gaza and the West Bank at
the end of 1987 produced the inevitable
statements from our State Department, plac-
ing the blame for the violence on lack of pro-
gress in finding solutions to the Arab-Israel
conflict. These kinds of statements, of course,
play right into the hands of the rioters by put-
ting the onus on Israel for somehow failing to
be more flexible. These simplistic utterances
overlook the fact that there are very difficult
questions that must be dealt with through pa-
tient face-to-face negotiations. Until this pro-
cess can be started, the statu* quo is far more
preferable than having Israel give in to ex-
tremist violence by unilaterally making conces-
sions in advance of such negotiations. Rioting
and bloodshed have beset many democracies,
including our own, in recent years. And while
riot control does not seem to be the forte of the
Israel Defense Forces, the alternatives, anar-
chy and terrorism are far less desirable.
Looking to 1988, there will be national elec-
tions in both Israel and the United States, giv-
ing rise to hopes that those changes which take
place will benefit both countries, and move
Israel closer to the genuine peace she has
sought for almost forty years.
Ruth Heller of Deerfield
Beach, Fla.; Mr. Douglas
Gravier, Edgely, Penn.; Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Cychowski and
family of Levittown, Penn.;
and Mrs. Conie Goldman and
Mrs. Susan Drown of Lynn,
Daniel Lancz, son of Dr. amd
Mrs. Gerald Lancz, will be call-
ed to the Torah as a Bar Mitz-
vah on Saturday, Jan. 16 at
9:45 a.m. at Congregation Kol
Ami. Rabbi H. David Rose and
Cantor Sam Isaak will
The celebrant is a graduate
of the Kol Ami Religious
School. He attends Ben Hill
Junior High School. Daniel
participated in the Talent
Identification Program con-
ducetd by Duke University. He
plays Goal-keeper with the
Town 'n County Charges.
In honor of the occasion the
Friday evening Oneg Shabbat
will be hosted by Dr. and Mrs.
Steven Spector, Dr. and Mrs.
Sam Weinstein, and Mr. and
Mrs. Jay Kominsky. Following
the Saturday services a lun-
cheon for out of town family
and friends will be hosted by
Dr. and Mrs. Lancz at their
home. Saturday evening there
will be a dinner party at the
Tampa Airport Marriott
Hotel. Daniel's grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Yorke of
Chicago will host a Sunday
morning brunch.
Other special guests will in-
clude Adrian, Marc, Andrew,
and Todd Blumberg; Ann
Traeger, and Fay Sobel, all of
Chicago; Lois, Bob, Lisa,
Cheryl, and Scott Lancz of
Cleveland, Ohio; and
MaryAnn, Paul, Amie, Kim,
and Steven Ottinger of
Seabrook, Md.
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But Dr. Geoffrey Alderman,
an Orthodox university don
and member of the Board of
Deputies, took another view.
Speaking for a small but vocal
group, who contend that the
Jewish community made an
unacceptable concession on
8hehita (ritual slaughter),
following a recent government
report on animal welfare,
Alderman said by giving
Jakobovitz a peerage, the
prime minister delivered a
"slap in the face" to the
Jewish community.
It is generally believed
Jakobovitz owes his barony
less to his work for the Jewish
community than to his public
pronouncements and writings
on secular matters that
endeared him to Thatcher. He
appears to embody many of
the Victorian values on family
purity and the work ethic
cherished by the prime
His opinions on homosexuali-
ty, acquired immune deficien-
cy syndrome, urban poverty
and terrorism were in many
cases more to her liking than
those by leaders of the Church
of England.
While Jakobovitz's admirers
in and out of the Jewish com-
munity are many, his critics
ADL Charges
Priestly Bias
NEW YORK The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith today condemned anti-
Semitic remarks made by a
Roman Catholic priest, the
Rev. Lawrence Lucas, at a ral-
ly in Brooklyn.
Daniel R. Ginsberg, chair-
man of ADL's New York
Regional Board, asked John
Cardinal O'Connor to
disassociate the Archdiocese
of New York from the New
York clergyman's statements
and to take discipUnary action
against him.
Ginsberg said that in recent
years Lucas has made a
number of public anti-Semitic
remarks, churning that Jews
"control" the press, wield "so
much influence" on U.S.
domestic and foreign policy,
and said that Hitler s
Holocaust took place .. .
against a group of people who
were exercising a great degree
of economic influence if not
Now Open
fear that from now on, he will
be viewed by the world as the
Xkesman of British Jewry on
The chief rabbi has been con-
troversial in the past, mainly
because of his outspoken
criticism of some Israeli
policies, notably during the
Lebanon war, which alienated
many Jews. Now he may have
earned envy if not resentment,
among Roman Catholics,
whose bishops are currently
excluded from the House of
Born in 1921 in
Koenigsberg, East Prussia,
Jakobovitz came to England as
a refugee, shortly after the
outbreak of World War II. The
son of Rabbi Julius Jakobovitz,
he continued his studies here
at Jews College, London and
Etz Chaim.
He served as chief rabbi of
Ireland from 1949 to 1958 and
then spent nine years in New
York as rabbi of the Fifth
Avenue Synagogue. He
returned to Britain as chief
rabbi of the United Hebrew
Congregations of Great Bri-
tain and the Commonwealth in
1967. He is due to retire as
chief rabbi when he reaches
age 70, unless the United
Hebrew Congregations
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Friday, January 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 9
A Visit to the Russia of
Glasnost and Perestroika
Steven M. Freeman, assis-
tant director of the Legal Af-
fairs Department of the Anti-
Defamation League'8 Civil
Rights Division, traveled to the
Soviet Union in October under
the auspices of the Lawyers
Committee for Human Rights.
As I sat in Pavel (Pasha)
Abramovich's Moscow apart-
ment a small Jewish oasis in
a gray Soviet desert my
thoughts turned back to Oc-
tober 1982. It was exactly five
years ago that I sat in this
small living room, looking at a
map of Israel prominently
displayed on the wall and the
Judaica lining the bookcases. I
recalled discussing major
issues of the day with Pasha
and his wife Marta: Poland,
Afghanistan, Israel's invasion
of Lebanon, Brezhnev's failing
health. I recalled Pasha's
courage, his determination, his
commitment, his burning
desire to emigrate to Israel
which had not diminished in 11
long years of "refusal."
Now I was again with Pasha
and Marta in the same
cramped apartment, with the
same map of Israel on the wall.
Had anything changed? The
answer was yes and no. Yes,
Brezhnev was gone, to be
followed by Andropov,
Chernenko and now Mikhail
Gorbachev and his policy of
glasnost, commonly translated
as "openness." Yet, for Pasha
personally, the bottom line had
not changed. He was still
waiting, 16 years after he had
first applied to emigrate to the
Jewish state.
Pasha acknowledge the
Soviet Union is showing some
signs of improvement under
Gorbachev. Glasnost is not
merely a mirage; the city of
Moscow feels genuinely less
oppressive. Last time around,
when we wanted to talk
seriously about strategies for
helping Soviet Jews, we walk-
ed outside to avoid the bug
Pasha was convinced the KGB
had planted in his apartment.
He had good reason to fear the
KGB in their investigation
of his activities, they had in-
timidated him, threatened him
with arrest, searched his
apartment and harassed his
This time, Pasha told me, it
was okay to talk in his living
room; his fear of arrest or
harassment has diminished.
He was not concerned about
the KGB monitoring our
'I have my job," he said,
|"which is to talk. They have
heir job, which is listening."
But despite its positive at-
lospherics, Pasha said,
glasnost has yet to produce
systemic changes. Certainly on
he question of emigration, the
fact that his applications con-
inue to be denied
demonstrates that the process
|s as arbitrary as ever. Any
'state secrets" he might have
Jn exposed to in his work as
in electronics engineer prior
[o 1971 can no longer
legitimately serve as a basis
for denying him a visa.
Countless others, whose work
was in more sensitive areas,
have long since emigrated.
Of course Pasha and his
fellow refuseniks are delighted
at the emigration of such
heroes of the movement as
Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky,
Ida Nudel and Vladimir
Slepak. They are pleased, too,
that for the first time in many
years there are no Soviet
Jewish Prisoners of Cons-
cience. Yet Pasha is still wary
restrictive laws are still on
the books and the basis for
emigration decision remains as
mysterious as ever.
The theme Pasha sounded
was echoed throughout my
week in Moscow by a dozen
other refuseniks. For Soviet
Jews, the test of glasnost, of
perestroika (restructuring),
will be whether any change is
institutionalized. Will the pro-
cedures for applying for an ex-
it visa be standardized and the
obstacles removed? Will so-
meone starting a new job be
told if that job involves ex-
posure to state secrets? Will
there be rules establishing how
long after exposure to state
secrets an individual who
wishes to emigrate must wait?
Will the Soviets develop a
meaningful process for appeal-
ing visa denials?
The state secrets issue is
Pasha's main focus; he is
organizing a refusenik seminar
on the subject to highlight the
differences between the Soviet
and Western approaches to
state secrets. By so doing, he
expects to prove that Soviet
preoccupation with secrecy as
a reason from denying Jews
exit visas is irrational and in-
consistent with international
law and practice.
My traveling companions,
Judge Marvin E. Frankel and
Lewis Kaden, both of New
York, and I were briefed on
the irrationality of Soviet
emigration procedures before
we left New York. While in
Moscow, we raised the issue at
a meeting with Yuri Rechetov,
deputy chief of the Division of
Humanitarian Problems,
Department of Humanitarian
and Cultural Relations at the
Soviet Ministry of Foreign
The meeting, arranged with
the assistance of the U.S. Em-
bassy, was noteworthy in part
simply because Rechetov
received three American at-
torneys traveling as tourists.
It was also fascinating
substantively. We talked at
length about emigration ques-
tions and about other possible
reforms of the Soviet legal
Rechetov informed us that a
special commission of the
Supreme Soviet is reviewing
appeals of visa denials and that
emigration procedures are in
the process of revision.
When we pressed him, he
provided several examples. In-
vitations to emigrate 'Ctwltf
now come from distant
relatives or even friends, not
just immediate family
members. According to the
refuseniks, while OVIR offices
in Moscow have been acceding
to such invitations, the change
has yet to be written into the
January 1987 emigration
decree. The decree provides
that invitation must come
from a parent, child, sibling or
spouse living abroad.
We pointed out to Rechetov
that international legal in-
struments such as the Interna-
tional Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights, which the
USSR has ratified, say nothing
about invitations and provide
that everyone has the right to
leave any country including his
own. His response was: "I get
your message," adding that he
foresees the day when every
Soviet citizen will be free to
leave temporarily and return,
and fewer will wish to
As to secrecy, Rechetov
volunteered that the Soviet
government perceives a need
to formulate clear rules and
that the process is underway.
Rechetov noted that Gor-
bachev himself has said that,
with a few limited exceptions,
no one should have to wait
longer than 10 years.
Rechetov's words were
welcome, but we knew and
he knew that many
refuseniks have been waiting
much longer.
Our conversation also includ-
ed such issues as reform of the
Soviet judiciary, revisions in
the Soviet criminal code and
the Soviet desire to host a
human rights conference in
Through it all, the tone of
Rechetov's remarks was as in-
teresting as their content. He
seemed to be trying hard to
convince us that real change is
taking place. Indeed, if some
of the reforms he described
such as repeal of certain
criminal code sections com-
monly used against refuseniks
and dissidents actually oc-
cur, they will reflect important
positive steps. The fact that
such possibilities are even be-
ing openly discussed is signifi-
cant, but as we conveyed to
Rechetov, actions speak louder
than words.
Galina Glotzman Michelson, 66, puts her cheek to the hand of
Richard Schifter, assistant secretary of state for human rights,
after she arrived at the Dulles International Airport from the
Soviet Union to be reunited with her husband, Anatoly Michelson,
69, of Naples, Flo. Behind Mrs. Michelson it her daughter, Olga
Michelson, t8. The reunion ended a 31-year separation of Anatoly
from his wife and family. AP/Wide World Photo
Moscow was different from
what I remembered in 1982. It
was easier to get around, to
talk to people, to pursue a
human rights agenda. In five
days we met a large number of
refuseniks including
distinguished scientists
Aleksandr Lerner, Naum
Meiman and Yakov Alpert;
community leaders Aleksandr
Ioffe, Yuli Kosharovsky,
Viktor Fulmakht and Natasha
Khassina; former Prisoner of
Conscience Vladimir Kialik,
and Vladimir and Maria
Slepak, who were permitted to
emigrate a week after our
visit, and with a Soviet law
professor, dissidents,
American Embassy officials,
and the Moscow cor-
respondents for The New York
Times and The Washington
We spent an hour and a half
with Andrei Sakharov and his
wife Yelena Bonner. Everyone
.including Sakharov, talked
about Gorbachev and glasnost.
Sakharov's message of
special note because of his
stature and the respect he
commands was basically
consistent with that of the
refuseniks. The West should
support the current Soviet
move toward reform, he said,
with particular emphasis on
the need for changes in
emigration policy and in the
criminal justice system. No
one in the West should expect
such changes to occur over-
night, nor, he cautioned,
should anyone misinterpret
the release of a Nudel or a
Slepak as representing a fun-
damental shift.
Nevertheless, according to
Sakharov and everyone else
we met, there is a greater
potential for fundamental
change today in the Soviet
Union than has existed in a
long time. We in the West
should encourage it with
whatever leverage we have.
Coalition To Aid "Homeland*"
NEW YORK In an effort to help relieve the
widespread hunger and malnutrition in the black
"homelands" of South Africa, the American Jewish Com-
mittee and the American Jewish World Service announced
a grant of $60,000 earmarked for eight villages in Lebowa,
South Africa.
Sponsored By Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion A lecture program tor the) Florida community
DR. HERBERT H. PAPER, DR. NORMAN J. COHEV, Professor of Linguistics Professor of Mldresh and Near Eastern Languages and Director of the Rabbinic School in New York. DR. ABRAHAM J. PECK, Administrative Director of the American Jewish Archives.
"Shoiom Aleichem as a Social Critic: A Re Reading of his Genius," including the reading of stories never before translated into English. WILL SPEAK ON "A Modern Encounter with the Midrash," a journey through the legends of the rabbis. "The American Jewish Experience; Survival Strategies," exploring whether the painful memories of the holocaust and the optimism of the State of Israel can keep American Jewry afloat.
Monday. January 11,8 P.M. Wednesday, January 13,8 P.M. Temple Judea Temple B'nai Israel 5500 Granada Boulevard 1685 S. Belcher Road Coral Gables Clearwater (305)667-5657 (813)531-5829 Thursday, January 14,8 P.M. Temple Beth Israel 567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key (813)383-3428

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Saturday, Jan. 9: Games
Night Call Greg at
Sunday, Jan. 10: "Forties
Isn't Fatal" will hold a bridge
game. Call Flo Hersch at
Wednesday, Jan. 13: Board
Meeting to be held at the Golda
Meir Center, 302 S. Jupiter,
Clearwater at 7:00.
Thursday, Jan. 14: "Forties
Isn't Fatal" hosts a happy
hour at the Sheraton on east
Hillsborough, Tampa, near
Orient, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15: 8 p.m.
Shabbat Services at Schaarai
Sunday, Jan. 17: Sunday
brunch in Clearwater.
Wednesday, Jan. 20: Happy
hour at Mako's on N. Dale
Mabry in Carrollwood, Tampa,
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on any
of the above events, call the
Jass-line at 960-JASS
(Hillsborough) or 736-JASS
Sisterhood Shabbat
Shabbat is the oldest and
most honored of all the holy
Days; and the only one men-
tioned in the Ten Command-
ments. The Sabbath alerts all
the senses to beauty and
Have you given much
thought as to how our eyes,
ears, mouths, noses, hands and
feet are concerned with our be-
ing Shabbat participants? You
are all invited to share in the
Sisterhood Shabbat, on Jan. 8
and 9.
For further information,
please call Congregation
Rodeph Sholom, 837-1911.
"Ethic, uid Language"
On Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8
p.m., Rodeph Sholom will host
a lecture entitled "Ethics and
Language" given by Dr. Elliot
Dorff, Dean of Graduate
Studies at the University of
Judaism. Dr. Dorff is being
brought to Tampa by the
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America. The Southeast
Region Rabbinical Assembly,
The Southeast Region United
Synagogue of America, and
the Women's League for Con-
servative Judaism Florida
The lecture is free and will
be followed by a social hour.
For transportation informa-
tion please call the Rodeph
Sholom Synagogue office at
Youth Program
Jan. 10 11th and 12th
grade Joint Program with
Schaarai Zedek at the home of
John Osterweil to discuss with
Rabbis Berger and Birnholz
the similarities and differences
between Reform and Conser-
vative Judaism.
USY Convention planning
meeting following the Joint
Kadimah will meet from
11 a.m.-noon.
Jan. 15-17 Rodeph Sholom
USYers will be attending a
Convention in Jacksonville.
Kadimah activity 11
Jan. 17 no USY meeting.
Jan. 23 USY dance in
Religious School
Religious School resumes on
Sunday, Jan. 13.
Jan. 18 No Religious
School in Brandon.
9th grade Joint Program
meets Jan. 10,17, 24 and 31 at
Schaarai Zedek.
Confirmation Class meets
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at
Rodeph Sholom.
Singles Shabbat
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Singles will meet for services
at Congregation Schaarai
Zedek, on Friday, Jan. 15, at 8
p.m. There will be a wine and
cheese reception following ser-
vices, as members of the group
discuss current issues with
Rabbi Richard Birnholz.
Dilli Of A Deli
A "Dilli of a Deli" will be
held on Sunday, Jan. 17, from
6-7:30 p.m., at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek. It will be a
terrific evening of food, fun,
and frivolity. Please call
Elaine Stupp at 258-4752, for
more details.
With The Rabbi
On Wednesday, Jan. 20,
from 1:30-3 p.m., the com-
munity is invited to join Rabbi
Richard Birnholz for an
"Afternoon With the Rabbi."
Rabbi Reuben Lucken, who
has been Scholar-in-Residence
at Hillel since 1983 at the
University of South Florida,
will speak with the group
about "Jewish Mysticism." Dr.
Lukens is an internationally
known scholar in the
theoretical and practical
aspects of Jewish Mysticism
known as Kabbalah. Combin-
ing his talents as Rabbi,
Counselor, Lecturer, and Kab-
balist, Dr. Lucken has spoken
on radio and television and
written for newspapers on the
popular topics of mysticism.
These topics include religious
dimensions of holistic healing,
spiritual power, and self-
management of such problems
as stress, anger, anxiety, and
Albert Aronovitz Auxiliary
No. 373, Jewish War
Veterans, will sponsor an In-
ternational Buffet Luncheon
Sunday, Jan. 17,12:30 p.m. at
the Jewish Community
Center. Charge will be $3.50.
Auxiliary chefs will produce
a variety of dishes that repre-
sent food specialties of many
Heading the Luncheon com-
mittee are Jo Woolf, Senior
Vice President; Dorothy
Doliton, Hospitality Chair-
woman; and Cathy Repenn,
Bay Horizons Chapter
The Bay Horizon chapter of
ORT announces it will hold a
General Meeting at the Ho-Ho
Restaurant, 5229 Ehrlich
Road, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 19. There will be a Gift
Wrap celebration. All
members and non-members
are invited to attend this
For information call Barbara
Glasser, 973-1174 or Elizabeth
Rosenthal, 933-2506.
"Red Cross Plus"
Plans Open Meeting
For Jan. 21
The American Red Magen
David for Israel (ARMDI) will
host an open meeting, Thurs-
day, Jan. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at
the Library of the Tampa
Jewish Community Center,
2808 Horatio Street. All in-
terested persons are invited to
ARMDI is the sole U.S. sup-
port arm of Magen David
Adorn, the State of Israel's
mbulance/blood service.
Pearl Stahl, National Direc-
tor of ARMDI; and Robert L.
Schwartz, Director, Southeast
Region, ARMDI; will provide
an update on MDA, which
recently dedicated the Na-
tional Blood Service Center in
Ramat Gan. The Center pro-
vides 100 percent of the Israel
Defense Forces blood re-
quirements and 90 percent of
all civilian blood needs.
Reservations are not re-
quired. Coffee and danish will
be served.
For additional information,
telephone the ARMDI
Southeast Region office in
Miami: (305) 947-3263.
Menorah Manor Guild proud-
ly presents another exciting
happening! SAVE THIS
DATE, Sunday, March 6, for
a delightful twilight seated
dinner followed by a popular
Broadway musical. It will be
happening at the Encore Din-
ner Theatre in St. Petersburg.
Tickets for this evening's
dinner and show will be $32.50
per person. Transportation for
a nominal fee will be available
from Tampa, Clearwater and
St. Petersburg. Watch for
more exciting details.
Torah Fund Dinner
Kol Ami Sisterhood's annual
Torah Fund dinner will be held
Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30
p.m. at the synagogue. Follow-
ing a sumptuous salad buffet,
Cantor Eric Lindenbaum will
entertain, and a short film en-
titled "Two Different Worlds"
will be shown. All monies from
this event benefit the
residence halls at the Jewish
Theological Seminary.
Youth Group
Celebrate Super Bowl Sun-
day with Kol Ami's youth
groups! For more information
on the exciting Sunday, Jan.
24 events, contact youth direc-
tor Marci Harris at the
synagogue at 962-6338.
The Jewish Theological
Seminary, the S.E. Regional
Rabbinical Assembly, the S.E.
Region of the United
Synagogue of America and the
Florida branch of the Women's
League for Conservative
Judaism proudly present Dr.
Elliott Dorff as their winter
Scholar-in-Residence. Dr.
Dorff is Provost and Dean of
Graduate Studies at the
University of Judaism and will
discuss "Living Ethically: A
Jewish Perspective."
Seminars will be held the week
of Jan. 25-28 at the following
Monday, Jan. 25 Beth
Shalom, Clearwater "Medical
Ethics At Life's Beginning
and End"
Tuesday, Jan. 26 Rodeph
Sholom, Tampa "Ethics and
Wednesday, Jan. 27 B'nai
Israel, St. Pete "Ethics and
Thursday, Jan. 28 Kol
Ami, Tampa "Do Ethics Need
All lectures are free and
open to the public. Each ses-
sion will begin at 8 p.m., and a
social hour will follow each
speech. Certificates of merit
will be awarded to individuals
who successfully complete the
four lecture series.
Dalet Shabbat
Kol Ami's fourth-year
Hebrew Dalet class will lead
Shabbat worship services on
Religious Directory
3418 Handy Rood No. 108 Rabbi Yossi Dubrowski 960-1490 Services Friday
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 am.
CONGREGATION BETH AM (formerly North Taaipa Reform Jewioh
C/o Joseph Kerstein, 1448 W. Buach Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 33612, 949-0116. 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).
3919 Moran Road 962-6838 Rabbi H. David Rose, Cantor Sam Iaaak Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, hazaan 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 261-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan, 7:30 am., 5:46 p.m.
3201 S. Dale Mabry. Suite 101 264-2907, 839-6880 President Alfred
Wasserberger Services Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday night
rlassfe 8 p.m.
13156-A North Dale Mabry. Rabbi Yossie 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, 11:30 a.m.
634-9162, United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Street, Sun City Center, 6 r
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.
Recoastructioaist Cambridge Woods 972-4433 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly
study discussion sessions. Shabbat Experience," monthly services and dinner.

Saturday, Jan. 28. Come pray
with our students at 9:46 a.m.
and enjoy a Kiddush luncheon
after services.
B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion is proud to announce the
formation of a new 7th and 8th
grade program called Teen
Connection. Teen Connection
strives to meet the recrea-
tional, and social needs of
Argintar, co-chairmen for the
event, told us "our goal has
always been to confirm the
commitment of the Temple to
the growing cultural scene in
the Tampa Bay area."
The festival opens on Satur-
day, Jan. 23 with a gala even-
ing reception from 7 p.m. to 10
A special feature this year
will be an outdoor sculpture
Friday, January 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
young Jewish teenagers in the garden featuring large works
Tampa community. We will be in metal, ceramics and wood
planning our first social event by Jerry Meatyard, Ethelia
for Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Patmagrain, Mark Anderson,
Jewish Community Center. If Bradley Arthur, Lexie Lee
you are interested in this pro- Russel and Joy Brace,
gram feel free to call Ellen The Monday, Jan. 25
Silverman at 872-4451. More Fashion Show and luncheon at
information will be announced
later. We look forward to
working with the 7th and 8th
Over 100 participants from
Florida enjoyed a week of fun
and learning with a focus on
the 60's through the 80's at the
BBYO Regional Convention in
Eustis, Fla. "What a long
strange trip it's been!" was the
theme for the convention.
Howard Seelig, Robert
Solomon, and Stacy Karb
represented Tampa at the con-
vention. North Florida Council
also won the spirit stick award
and Tampa was a major part in
this great award. If you are in-
terested in joining an exciting
9th-12th grade youth group,
please call Ellen Silverman at
Art Festival
when Temple Beth-El puts
on its 15th annual art festival
on (Saturday-Monday) Jan. 23,
24, and 25, the 60 participating
artists promise a most spec-
tacular event.
Miller and Ellie
12:30 p.m. will feature artist-
designed jewelry by eight fine
craftsmen through the
courtesy of Nuance Gallery of
Tampa, and will be highlighted
with the modeling of Adelia
Samaha's beautifully painted
and decorated art-to-wear.
The invitational show will of-
fer a total in prize money of
$3,000 and will be judged by
Valerie Ann Leeds, Curator
for Special Exhibitions at the
Tampa Museum of Art.
Twenty-four of the 60 artists
will be new to the show and in-
clude photographers Clyde
Butcher and Susanne Camp
Crosby; and painters Denis
Gaston, Winden Newton and
Rocky Bridges. Returning ar-
tists include multi-prize win-
ner James Michaels (oils and
acrylics) and favorites such as
Michelle Tuegel (paper) Robert
Hodgell (ceramic sculpture)
and Bill Slade (art glass).
Temple Beth-El is located at
400 Pasadena Ave. South, St.
Petersburg. For further infor-
mation and for tickets please
contact the Temple office at
Brandeis Wonen's
They will meet Thursday,
Jan. 14 at Morrison's at 10
a.m. The book to be discussed
is "Final Payments" by Mary
Gordon, Florence
Mandelbaum will lead the
group in discussion.
Professor On Wheels
This group will meet Mon-
day, Jan. 11 at the Clubhouse
of Village Apartments, 14009
Clubhouse Circle at 11 a.m.
Reservations are a must. Call
Florence at 962-6367.
For more information call
Janice Silver at 961-7835.
Hospice Volunteer
Training Session
Sharing time with terminally
ill patients and their families
can be very rewarding. If you
would like to learn how to bet-
ter serve these people in their
most critical time of need,
Hospice of Hillsborough will
begin an evening volunteer
training session in January.
The training lasts three
hours, one evening a week.
The friends that you make
through this alliance with
other caring people will be
If you have time to donate to
the care of Hospice patients
and their families, please call
the Hospice of Hillsborough of-
fices as soon as possible at
253-3966 for an advance
Administrative, Auxiliary,
and Professional volunteers
are needed also.
P .. jo 8 Pm- lampa Jewish Federation/Soviet Jewry Task
Candielighting time 5:31 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Dinner
8 p.m.
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Shabbat
Saturday, January 9
10 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Shabbat
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Games Night
Sunday, January 10
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.-l
10:30 a.m. Tampa Jewish Federation YAD Education
1 p.m. Kol Ami Boneem Event meeting
1 p.m. Kol Ami Kadima meeting
V p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Forties Isn't Fatal
Bridge Game
Monday, January 11
11 a.m. Brandeis Women Professor On Wheels
12:15 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Executive Board meeting
Tuesday, January 12
Jewish Braille Institute
10:30 a.m. Hadassah/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
6:15 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/B & P Women's Net-
work Board meeting
6:30 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood/Brotherhood
7:30 p.m. Hillel School Board meeting
Wednesday, January IS
Jewish Community Food Bank
10 a.m. National Council Jewish Women General meeting
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
4:45 p.m. Tampa Jewish Family Services Executive Com-
mittee meeting
5:30 p.m. ADL Executive Committee meeting
6:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Men's Club meeting
7 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Board meeting -
Golda Meir Center, Clearwater
7:30 p.m. Kol Ami Men's Club meeting
Thursday, January 14
10 a.m. Brandeis Women. Contemporary Literature
noon Government Affairs Task Force
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Forties Isn't Fatal Sheraton East, Tampa
7:30 p.m. Menorah Manor Medical Advisory
7:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation Newspaper meeting
7:50 p.m^Kol Ami Board meeting
Friday, January 15
Candielighting time 5:37 p.m.
8 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Shabbat Services at
Schaarai Zedek
Sunday. January 17
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.5FM 11 a.m.1
9:30 a.m. Kol Ami USY Early Services
10 a.m. Jewish War Veterans Membership meeting
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Brunch Clearwater
12:30 p.m. Jewish War Veteran's Auxiliary Luncheon
I p.m. Hillel Skating Party with Pinellas
6 p.m. Schaarai Zedek A Dilli of a Deli
Monday, January 18
JCC Vacation Day Program
1:30 p.m. Jewish War Veteran's Auxiliary Board
4 p.m. Jewish Towers Board meeting
8 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Board meeting
Tuesday. January 19
10:30 a.m. ORT/Bay Horizons General meeting
7:30 p.m. Kol/Ami Board of Education meeting
7:30 p.m. ORT/Tampa Chaper General meeting
7:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/YLD Program
Wednesday, January 20
Jewish Community Food Bank
10 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Open Board meeting
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
1:30p.m. Schaarai Zedek Afternoon With The Rabbi
5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour -
Mako's, Carollwood
7:45 p.m. Kol Ami Sisterhood Torah fund meeting
Thursday, January 21
II a.m. Tampa Jewish Federation/Women s Division
Board meeting .
2:30 p.m. American Red Magen David for Israel open
5:50 p.m. JCC Executive Board meeting
7:30 p.m. Menorah Manor Budget and Finance
8 p.m. JCC Board meeting
Friday, January 22
Candielighting time 6:42 p.m.
8 p.m. Kol Ami Youth Shabbat
Wendy Lempert's kindergarten class at Congregation Beth Am
was busy making some "tasty" art projects for Chanukah. Seated
behind the Wailing Wall menorah made of crackers, and guarded
by a chocolate Judah Maccabeus are (I tor) Scott Solomon, Dara
Levine, Marine Siegel, Justin Geisler, Matthew Zloto, Laura
Lorenzen, and Todd Goldin.
The class also made a
crackers, and candies.
Chanukah house out of cookies, gum,
St. Joseph's Cancer Center Offers
Breast Screening Clinic
To help women learn how to
reduce their risks of develop-
ing breast cancer, St. Joseph's
Cancer Center offers a free
breast screening clinic in
cooperation with the American
Cancer Society. The clinic is
open at St. Joseph's Cancer
Center, 3001 W. Buffalo
Avenue, at the following
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 3-5
p.m.; Monday, Jan. 18,
8:30-11:30 a.m.; and Tuesday,
Jan. 26, 1-1:30 p.m.
Oncology nurse specialists
teach breast self-examination,
and discuss risk factors and
mammography, an x-ray that
detects breast lumps at an ear-
ly, treatable stage.
Physician examination and
consultation are available at
the reduced rate of $20.
For information and to make
appointment, call St.
Lillie Washerman, 96, of Tampa, died Fri-
day, December 26. 1987. A native of Poland,
he had been a resident of the Tampa Bay
area for over 25 yean, coming from New
York City. Site was a housewife, a member
of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, of Rodeph
Sholom Sisterhood, and of Hadaeaah. She is
survived by one son-in-law, Frank Saold of
Tampa; four grandchildren, 11 great-
grandchildren, and three great-great
Sarah L. Steinberg, 100 of Tampa, died
Saturday, December 26, 1987. A native of
Poland, she had been a resident of the Tam
KBsy area for 18 years, coming from New
rsey. She was a retired furniture stare
a member of Congregation Rodeph
Sj Sholom Sisterhood,
aeaa, Jack and
and Abe of Freehold.
Gorowitx of New
14 great-
Sholom. and of Rodeph
She is survived by three
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N.J.; one sister,
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Jewish Community Center
K^^i-k rrmn
2808 Horatio St.
Tampa, Fla. 33609
For All Children Regardless of Race, Color, or Creed.
It's hard to believe that Chanukah, with all its joys and
festivities, and the Winter recess, with special plans and changes
of routines for everyone, have come and gone. Our Preschoolers
have returned fo s_\ M with delightful smiles and lots of energy
and we are ail .xtiveiy engrossed in Preschool activities once
Needless to say, December was a terrifically busy month. It
began with a special visit from Marcia Lane who came to us from
Tampa General Hospital Poison Control Unit. We saw a slide
presentation and then talked, talked, talked about poisons
around us. You'd be amazed at how much our children had to
share and how aware they are. Special thanks to Mrs. Lane for
spending the morning with us. The rest of the month was
devoted to Chanukah. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 18 our
Preschoolers were the feature event at the Jewish Community
Center Chanukah Family Festival. The children dressed as Mac-
cabees, dreidles and candles (self-made props!) were priceless as
they sang and demonstrated a variety of Chanukah songs. And
all the dreidle, menorah, and star shaped cookies enjoyed that
evening were made by our very own Preschoolers! We are cer-
tainly proud of all their accomplishments.
In addition, all the classroom celebrated Chanukah by inviting
the parents to special Chanukah breakfasts. Many thanks to the
wonderful parents who helped us with the latkes and all the
other preparations. The children loved sharing this special time
with their parents and giving them their treasured Chanukah
gifts. Our second session of enrichment classes ended in
December. Registration for new classes is still open. The first
1988 session begins on Jan. 11 and will run through Feb. 26.
Some of the new classes being offered are: Wind, Sun and Art,
Dancing Games, Puppet Pals, Print Shop, Crafty Athletes and
many more. Please check the Winter/Spring Program Guide for
further information.
On Jan. 13,
Preschooler: Frustration and Joys" will be the topic of the even-
ing. We look forward to seeing you at the North Branch at 7:30
p.m. Handouts will be available. Fee: $5 per person. Be sure to
take advantage of this enriching class.
I wish everyone a very happy and safe 1988. Please do not
hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I
am always available to talk to you about what's important to you.
Program Coordinator
Responsibilities are Summer Camp, Vacation Programming
along with Center programs. Looking for innovative, en-
thusiastic and responsible person. Contact JCC at 813-872-4451,
Sharon Mock.
Suzanne Persons, MA, will begin her lec-
series for parents. "Understanding Your

3919 Moran Road
Tampa, Fla. 33624
3rd Annual
Jewish Community Center
Tampa Airport Marriott
March 26,1988
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School Vacation Days
Kindergarten through 6th grade. The following
days are public school holidays in which the Youth
Department offers a special full day program, Jan. 18,
Jan. 25 and Feb. 5. The program runs from 9 a.m. un-
til 5 p.m. with day care available 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The program includes many special projects and field
trips. You must pre-register for vacation days.
Camp Secretary
Must be able to
begin working part-
time in March and
work full time June-
Contact Sandie
Ivers: 872-4451.
"JCC Camp's
Looking Great
In '88"
June 20-August 12
Now accepting applica-
tions for Senior and
Junior Counselors
Contact Sandie Ivers:

Purim Baskets March 2
Fantasia March 26
Spring Break
Camp April 4-7
"International Fashion Show"
June 12.
Teen Connection
B'nai B'rith
We are planning a new
exciting program for 7th
and 8th graders. We will
be kicking the program
off with a spectacular
evening on Saturday,
Jan. 30, at the Jewish
Community Center.
More information will
be in the next issue.
Please feel free to call
Ellen Silverman if you
are interested.

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