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IVolume 15 Number 15
Hollywood, Florida Friday, July 19, 1985
Price 35 Cents
Rally Around the Posnack JCC!
The JCC Needs You -
You Need the JCC
J-Day is in your future.
During the next 120 days, the South Broward Jewish communi-
ty is being asked to "rally around the J" in an effort to bring the
entire community into the David Posnack Jewish Community
Center drive.
The time to get involved is now. The JCC already has raised
$4.3 million for the planned 29-acre JCC complex in Western
This is no dream. The Posnack JCC is a reality.
And the 120-day campaign and media blitz is to make you the
entire Jewish community a part of this JCC project.
The JCC campaign drive needs widespread community support.
The JCC needs you, the young Jewish family in South Broward
... the senior citizens. the Jewish singles.. the professionals
... the upwardly mobile We need you all.
In simple language, the JCC needs the Jewish community to get
involved in this grassroots campaign for the David Posnack JCC.
There is no doubt the Posnack JCC is a reality. Construction
will begin late this year or early 1986. It will be built.
Now, however, is the time to "Rally Around the J" which is the
rallying cry for a 120-day blitz to bring the JCC project before the
entire Jewish community.
There will be a media campaign, including special coverage and
progress reports in the Jewish Floridian as well as an advertising
campaign. Events planned include a $2,500 minimum gifts dinner
($500 annually over five years) and community gatherings
scheduled for $500 minimum gifts ($100 annually over five years).
J-day the climax of the 120 days will be a JCC Phonathon
to reach everyone in the Jewish community.
We need you and you need the JCC.
More than 29,000 clients used the JCC this past year.
Vet South Broward's JCC is a center without walls as Brenda
Greenman, president of the JCC, points out.
She's right. And she's also right when she says South Broward
needs a full-fledged JCC.
Even without a JCC complex look at what the JCC has ac-
complished. The JCC offers 70 to 90 courses at any given time,
summer camps for Jewish youths, a pre-school program with a
waiting list as well as programs geared specifically for the elderly
in our community.
And much more. Space does not permit our listing all the JCC
activities. If all this is being done without walls, it boggles the
mind to think what we will be able to enjoy once the Posnack JCC
is built.
The Posnack JCC will enable the JCC to offer almost all of these
services at one location. The 29-acres will enable the JCC to ex-
pand its operation many-fold.
The Posnack JCC will bring all Jewish people together at one
The Posnack JCC will help bind the Jewish community
Continued on Page 15
for the Jewish Federation
of South Broward
The 120-day countdown has of-
ficially begun.
During the next four months,
the Jewish Community Centers of
South Broward will be asking the
Jewish community to "Rally
Around the J" in a fundraising
drive for the David Posnack
Jewish Community Center.
While South Broward is the
17th largest Jewish community in
the country, it does not have a
JCC complex it has been a
center without walls. The JCC
serves more than 29,000 clients,
but does so out of 23 locations.
The JCC, which has already
raised $4.3 million for the 29-acre
Posnack Center, is undertaking
an extensive grassroots fundrais-
ing campaign.
During the 120-days, the JCC
will be reaching as many con-
tributors in the Jewish community
as possible before construction of
the JCC begins in early 1986.
To accomplish this goal, the JCC
will hold a $2,500 minimum gifts
dinner ($500 annually over five
years). Community gatherings for
contributors of at least $500 ($100
annually over five years) also are
planned as well as J-Day a JCC
"It will be a way of bringing the
community together," Brenda
Greenman, president of the JCC,
told the Floridian.
JCC officials believe that once
construction of the Posnack JCC
begins, a flood of money will start
flowing into the JCC building
But the JCC-building campaign
needs support now.
"The $4.3 million already raised
should be proof enough that the
JCC is a reality," Mrs. Greenman
Brenda Greenman
"It's not a dream," she added.
Dr. Joel Schneider, JCC
building vice president, said there
is no doubt whatsoever that the
Posnack JCC will be a success.
"It's here. People are waiting to
Continued on Page 15
Teenagers Relive History
High School in Israel Great Success
Staff Writer
"The best experience I've ever
"I would love to go back."
Lisa Schermer, Jody Eichler
and Craig Hoffman echoed the
thoughts of all 25 Hollywood
students who had just returned
from High School in Israel.
"High School in Israel is an in-
tensive, eight-week academic pro-
gram which traces 4,000 years of
Western civilization and culture.
The student earns regular high
school credit for his eight weeks in
Israel," Judy Armstrong, director
of admissions, told the Jewish
Floridian of South Broward.
All high school juniors and
seniors are eligible for the pro-
gram, Armstrong said.
The students live on the Mosen-
son campus in South Broward's
Project Renewal city of Hod
Hasharon. There are four
American dormitories on campus.
The other dorms house Israelis
and students from other coun-
tries, Armstrong said.
The students go to school five
days a week. Two and a half days
are spent in the classroom and
two and a half days are spent
travelling. The students are
taught by Americans with degrees
from American universities who
Continued on Page 14-
JiAP SESSION Judy Armstrong, right, discusses the
adventures South Broward's teenagers had during: their
eight-week term in the High School in Israel Program. Arm-
strong is the director of admissions for the High School in
Israel program.
JCC News... page 15
[Soviet Jewry Update
| Page 3
Jewish Underground
Page 16
Pinions... Page 4
Florida: Largest Increase of Jews
Jewish population in the United
States in 1984 was estimated to be
5.817 million, an increase of
89,000, according to statistics
released here in the 1985
American Jewish Year Book,
published by the American Jewish
Florida, according to the Year
Book, registered the largest gain
in Jewish population during the
last year, substantially leading
other sunbelt states marking
Florida's gain of nearly 80,000
Jews pushed its statewide total to
558,820 giving it the third largest
concentration of Jews 5.2 per-
cent in the nation, led only by
New York with 1,879,965 10.6
percent and New Jersey with
433,475 5.8 percent. Florida is
also the third most populous
Jewish state in the U.S. after New
York and California.
Other states listing significant
gains were primarily in the
Southwest: Arizona, 53,285, up
4,000; Colorado, 44,365, up
almost 3,000; and Texas, 78,470,
rising by over 1,000.
In the Southeast, Georgia's
Jewish population rose by 1,300 to
42,155. Other Southern states
meanwhile showed slight drops,
icluding Alabama, Louisiana,
North Carolina and South
Carolina. In the Far West, Oregon
recorded some population loss
while California's Jewish popula-
tion was up slightly from the year
before, at 792,515.
Pennsylvania was fifth in
Jewish population at 412,210,
followed by Illinois at 261,320
Massachusetts, 248,395
Maryland, 199,415; Ohio, 140,435
and Connecticut, at 107,575.
According to the Year Book ar-
ticle "Recent Jewish Communi-
ty Population Studies: A Roun-
dup" written by Gary Tobin
and Alvin Chenkin. all cities
Continued on Page 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/ft-iday, July 19,1985
Rediscovering Art Works Miracles
Marie Goldman's world was
becoming smaller. Parkinson's
disease, osteoarthritis, heart
disease and numerous other
ailments kept her wheelchair-
bound, made communication with
others difficult and caused her to
be severely depressed. Slowly,
Ms. Goldman was withdrawing
from life. Then she rediscovered
Marie Goldman is 86 years old
and a resident of the Miami
Jewish Home and Hospital for the
Aged at Douglas Gardens. As a
participant in the home's artist-in-
residence program, she has
rekindled a long-lost interest in
ceramics.The results have been
nothing short of miraculous. In
addition to having regained a
great deal of mobility in her hands
from working with clay, she has
also rediscoverd a less tangible
aspect of herself. her spirit.
Begun in 1982, the artist-in-
residence program is unique to
Douglas Gardens which has
received two consecutive grants
from the Florida Department of
Cultural Affairs for this pur-
pous.The success of the original
program, which featured a profes-
sional painter, motivated the
board of directors to make the
program an ongoing one. Even-
tually, the home hopes to establish
an elder crafts collection where
works by seniors throughout the
community will be available to the
Edward Shapiro, chairman of
the community planning and
policy committee, noted that, "By
establishing a professional crafts
program here on campus, the ar-
tist can give elderly participants a
keener sense of their own creative
Israelis Would Rather
Fight than Quit Smoking
men wept, fistfights broke out,
and police were forced to in-
tervene to quell a near riot outside
the Dubek cigarette factory in
Ramat Gan which earlier this
month resumed production after
shutting down for a week because
the ceiling on cigarette prices was
too low.
Dubek has a monopoly of
domestic tobacco products. The
government's emergency
economic program allows it to
raise prices, but, according to
Dubek executives, not enough to
pay the higher commissions
demanded by the distributors.
The distributors refuse to
distribute, the tobacco shelves re-
main empty, and hundreds of
smoke-starved Israelis laid siege
to the plant where the precious
commodity is made. Veteran
Dubek employees told reporters
they had not seen such sights in
more than 30 years working
The need for cigarettes was ap-
parently so acute that frustrated
smokers tried to climb the wire
mesh fences surrounding the fac-
tory. Many cried bitterly as they
begged for a pack or two, or even
a single butt. Plant managers took
pity. They tossed several cartons
from the windows. They stopped
after it became apparent that
many in the eager crowd who
snatched them were not desperate
smokers but black market
operatives who sold the free
cigarettes immediately at many
times their normal price.
Fisticuffs broke out because the
distributors, holding out for
higher commissions, tried to block
the crowd from reaching the
plant. Dubek said it could not
meet the distributors' demands
because the 40 percent price in-
crease allowed would not begin to
cover their inflated costs.
Husband-Wife Rabbi
Team to Serve S. Florida
Hertzman of Louisville, who was
ordained a Reform rabbi June 1,
plans to serve as a rabbinic assis-
tant for youth and education at
Temple Kolami in Plantation, and
also as outreach coordinator for
the southeast council of the Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions (UAHC), the association of
Reform synagogues.
Rabbi Hertzman also is planning
an October wedding to Rabbi Rex
Perimeter of Omaha, and both will
be serving synagogues in the
southeast Florida area. Rabbi
Perimeter will be assistant rabbi
of Temple Israel in Miami.
Increase off Jews

Continued from Page 1
studied, with the exception of
Cleveland, reported a smaller
mean household size than the 2.8
figure recorded by the National
Jewish Population Study in 1970.
Denver, Los Angeles, and Miami
showed the least number of Jews
per family, with 2.2 members.
According to the article, St.
Louis households reported the
biggest annual incomes, with 43
percent earning more than
$40,000 annually. New York
City's Jewish families showed the
next largest incomes, with 33 per-
cent earning over $40,000 yearly.
Approximately one-third of
Jewish households in Denver
reported incomes of more than
"On the other hand," the
authors wrote "in every communi-
ty i xcept Washington, D.C., at
10 percent of the population
have households incomes under
$10,000, and many report incomes
under $5,000." According to the
authors, Los Angeles had the
most households 21 percent of
the community with earnings of
less than $10,000.
According to the study, cities
showed a substantial variation in
the denominational affiliations of
their Jewish residents. St. Louis
and Milwaukee reported a larger
percentage of Reform Jews 52
percent than other denomina-
tions. Conservatives comprised
the majority of Jews in Min-
neapolis St Paul. Seattle
reported the largest concentra-
tion of Orthodox Jews, at 15
The 1985 Year Book includes
directories of national Jewish
organizations, periodicals and
calendars and obituary notices.
The editors are Milton Him-
melfarb and David Singer.
abilities and of art appreciation.
"The artist-in-residence pro-
gram," he continued, "promises
to open new vistas for older adults
and foster a new awareness
among the general public with
regard to aging and creativity."
Painter-Ceramist Laurie Julia,
the Home's artist-in-residence
this year, has the qualifications to
do just that. Ms. Julia taught fine
arts for 11 years at City Universi-
ty of New York and has had exten-
sive experience teaching the
elderly in homes, hospitals and
day care centers.
Having "set up shop" on the
Douglas Gardens campus in
November 1984, Ms. Julia has
been working with nursing home
residents, tenants of Irving Cypen
Tower, adult day care center par-
ticipants and the community-at-
large in a series of classes, lec-
tures, exhibits and workshops.
The success of the progarm can
only be measured by the response
of the participants. For Marie
Goldman and others like her, art
has greatly improved the quality
of their lives. "It (art) helps my at-
titude and made me want to live
again," said Ms. Goldman. "By
creating something, I feel that I
still have value." Added artist
Laurie Julia, "Isn't that the feel-
ing shared by creative people of
all ages?"
ARTWORK Marie Goldman, a resident at the Miami
Jewish Home and Hospital at Douglas Gardens makes a
ceramic box during the artist program offered at the home.
Yeshiva Students to
Help Ethiopian Jews
NEW YORK (JTA) A group
of young American Jews from
Yeshiva University, its affiliated
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary (RIETS), Columbia
University and Boston University,
are going to Israel this summer to
take part in a special program to
help educate newly-arrived Ethio-
pian Jews.
The project is being funded by
the Community Synagogue of
Monsey, New York, according to a
Yeshiva University spokesman.
The rabbi of the Monsey
synagogue is Dr. Moses Tendler,
Professor of Talmud at the
Seminary and a Professor of
Biology at the University.
The students are contributingto
the operating costs of the pro-
gram. Steven Cohen, a RIETS
student from Hamilton, Ontario,
is the project director.
The program, "Sh'ar Amo,"
Hebrew for "remnant of His peo^
pie," involves a seven-week pro-
gram for the airlifted Ethiopian
Jews. More than 300 young people
are expected to participate in the
program at Afula. Classes in the
program will be divided by
gender, the official said.
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D'Amato: Freeze Relations With the Soviet Union
Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.), chair-
man of the Helsinki Congressional
Commission on Human Rights,
has called upon the United States
government and its allies to freeze
any expansion of trade and
cultural agreements with the
Soviet Union "unless the Kremlin
abides to the spirit and letter of
the human rights agreement it
signed 10 years ago, the Helsinki
In honor of the tenth anniver-
sary of the Helsinki Human
Rights Accord, D'Amato express-
ed his conviction of the "ar-
rogance by Soviets for basic fun-
damental human rights" at a
news conference recently at
Federal Plaza, as Dr. Seymour
Lachman, immediate past chair-
man of the Coalition to Free
Soviet Jews, presented the
senator with a report "Decade of
Promise and Despair." This docu-
ment, prepared by the Coalition,
"demonstrates clearly that the
Soviet Union, in its treatment of
Jews and in its policies with
I New York's Mayor Edward I. Koch greets
Ethiopian Jewish immigrants at the
I M.-vasseret Zion Absorption Center near
Jerusalem. Later, the mayor told the UJA
Press Service that the visit "made clear
why support of UJA and Federation is very
important because they fund these pro-
jects." He said American Jews should pro-
vide aid through the UJA-Federation Cam-
paign despite disagreements with Israeli
policies and needs at home.
AP Wide World Photos
Koch Supports Israel, UJA
UJA Press Service
CITY HALL, New York He's
partly known for his directness
and his ability to slice through
hyperbole and pretense with a
sharp tongue, quick wit and
fingertip recall of facts. But on
the subject of Israel, which he
asserts all Jews must support
especially through United Jewish
Appeal Federation campaigns
- New York's Mayor Edward I.
Koch can also be philosophical.
In an interview here with the
UJA Press Service, Mayor Koch
was uncharacteristically low-key,
as he penetrated deeply beyond
recent events to find underlying
messages of importance to Jews
His answers to many questions
disclosed a well thought out,
perceptive understanding of
Jewish life. He is convinced that
Israel's survival is critical to the
fate of Jews everywhere; that
criticism of Israel is often a cover
for attacks on Jews; and that
American Jews must financially
aid Jews overseas even if they
disagree with Israeli policies and
are confronted by charitable
needs at home.
The Mayor's commitment seem-
ed strikingly beyond his interest
in the votes of Jews as he seeks his
third four-year term in November.
He is far ahead in the polls.
"The absorption by Israel of
Ethiopia's black Jews is the very
raison d'etre for the existence of
Israel," said Koch, looking relax-
ed and sitting in a black easy chair
"i his office. "No other country
wants any Ethiopians, Jews or
non-Jews. The only country will-
ing to accept them,, gladly, is
Israel." *
Koch found some symbolism
'"jout Israel's reason for being
*nen he visited recently the
Mevasseret Zion Absorption
Center near Jerusalem. There, he
met three children playing
together: an .Ethiopian boy who
had fled to Israel for his life; a
Moroccan boy whose family came
to Israel after fearing a pogrom in
Morocco; and an English girl
whose family made aliyah
(relocated to Israel) to fulfill a
religious dream.
"They came for different
reasons," the mayor said. "Yet as
Jews they all had a place to go.
Israel should be available for
those who want to live there, and
for those who must live there
because of persecution in the
countries of their birth. If Israel
had existed in the '30s and '40s,
millions of Jews would have been
"And they are all in this absorp-
tion center," he noted. "For me
that was a very exciting visit. And
it made clear why support of UJA
and Federation is very important
because they fund these
"Today there are over 100
million Arabs thirsting for their
blood and their land," Koch said,
adding that criticism of Israel is
often a ruse for anti-Semitism.
Shiite Muslims, who hjjakced a
TWA 727 near Athens June 14,
spirited away passengers with
Jewish-sounding surnames and
did not only seek those with
Israeli passports, he noted.
"Some of them aren't Jews, and
one is a Lutheran pastor," Koch
pointed out. "And they're not
Israelis. The hatred is directed at
Jews. The fate of Jews worldwide
is tied up with the fate of Israel."
This doesn't mean he agrees
with every Israeli policy. In fact,
as the man chiefly credited with
bringing New York City from the
precipice of bankruptcy to fiscal
stability, he thinks Israelis can
sacrifice still more to rebuild their
economy. However, he doesn't
think aid should be contingent on
particular policies. "Israel makes
mistakes like everyone else," he
said. "Israel is not above
criticism. But all of us have an
obligation to keep Israel strong.
So I give to UJA, notwithstanding
my criticism."
And Jews can play their role
from afar. "I happen to love
Israel, but I will never go on
aliyah," said Koch, who is 60. "I
think today Zionism means love of
Israel, not a commitment to live in
He admonishes Jews to be open-
ly proud. "I am proud of my
Jewishness and I think that has
enhanced respect for Judaism,"
he asserted. "Do you arouse anti-
Semitism by being up front, by be-
ing Jewish, by indicating devotion
to causes that Jews are concerned
about? The answer is, categorical-
ly, 'No.' You gain respect for Jews
and Judaism when you're up front
and show your pride and
He said it is ridiculous for any
American Jew to feel any conflict
whatsoever in aiding Jews
overseas when there are also
general community needs at
"When Catholics give to the
Bishop's Fund to propagate the
faith, and to save Catholics and
others from famine, particularly
in Africa, are they doing
something that's immoral or anti-
American?" he asked. "It's
ridiculous to think that you are
limited to providing only here in
America your charitable
"No other group believes that,
nor should they. And why should
Jews believe that, particularly
when, if they don't provide for
these Jewish communities out
of Israel and in Israel who
regard to emigration," according
to Lachman, "has made a
mockery of these provisions."
While the Soviet Constitution,
blown-up and displayed as a
backdrop for the new conference,
claims that "the USSR's relations
with other states are based on .
respect for human rights and fun-
damental freedoms, the equal
rights of peoples and their right to
decide their own destiny" and
that "the citizens of the USSR are
guaranteed freedom of cons-
cience, that is, the right to profess
or not to profess any religion and
to conduct religious worship or
aesthetic propaganda," D'Amato
pointed to severe violations of
their own laws.
D'Amato charged that the
Soviets have "sowed the seeds of
despair" as Jewish emigration,
after its 1979 peak of 51,320, has
taken a nosedive to 896 in 1984.
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry reported only 36
Jews trickled through in June.
Out of the approximate 400,000
Soviet Jews to apply for emigra-
tion, 20,000 have met a brick wall
of continued refusal.
There has also been a sharp in-
crease in the number of im-
prisonments of Jewish activists.
"Within the last 30 days,"
D'Amato observed, "we have
witnessed at least eight arrests of
people who are leaders in monitor-
ing human rights compliance in
the Soviet Union." The senator
stressed that Georgian Catholics,
Ukrainians, and Jews are all vic-
tims of Soviet persecution as he
revealed that the four long-
standing Helsinki monitors that
have recently been arrested in-
clude Jewish refusenik brothers
Isai and Grigory Goldstein as well
as Georgian Catholics Tengis and
Edward Gudava.
In addition, over the past
decade, the Soviet media has, ac-
cording to Lachman, served as
"the center of a worldwide net-
work on publications espousing
anti-Semitism" and has linked
Zionism with Nazism. "The hopes
and aspirations that were ascribed
to 10 years ago," that began to
see some deliverance with the
reunification of families, "have
been smashed," D'Amato stated.
The senator, in his quest for
freer emigration and respect for
human rights by the USSR, began
his plan of action by being the first
to sign a replica of a petition
directed to Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev, calling for Soviet
adherence to the Helsinki Final
Act. Lachman noted that the Act,
signed by 35 nations, including
the USSR, in 1975, provides that
"the participating states will
respect human rights and fun-
damental freedoms, including the
freedom of thought, conscience,
religion or belief."
Later this month, the petition,
which the Coalition hopes will
carry tens of thousands of
signatures, will be submitted to
the State Department requesting
they be presented at a 10th an-
niversary of the Accords meeting
in Helsinki.
"The petition in and of itself has
no effect," declared D'Amato,
who will be chairman of the U.S.
Commission on Security and
Cooperation in Europe at the
Helsinki conference. But the
"moral force" backed by commit-
ment will have an effect.
D'Amato will stress at the
Helsinki meeting that the Soviet
record on human rights "has been
dismal" and will propose that the
U.S. and nations of the free world
oppose any expansion of trade
with the Soviets, although he
clearly stated that it should not
necessarily affect any current
trade agreements.
"I believe this administration
has before it a unique opportunity
to create a new exodus for the
tens of thousands of Soviet Jews
who wish to taste freedom,"
D'Amato said. "We need to tell
those who are systematically
violating the Helsinki agreement
on basic human rights, that unless
they begin to adhere to the prin-
ciples they agreed to, then we
aren't going to bargain on other
issues of importance to them."
"What was a promise has turn-
ed out to be despair," D'Amato
asserted. "We cannot turn our
backs on the tens of millions who
suffer and endure ... We cannot
forget our brethren."
Soviet Jewry Update
Petitions Sought
Soviet Leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev is being petitioned by at
least a half million Americans,
urging him to abide by the
Helsinki Accords which state that
"everyone has the right to leave
any country including his own"
(Article 13/2). This appeal is being
emphasized at this time as we ap-
proach the 10th anniversary of the
humanitarian principles of the
Helsinki Accords of which the
Soviet Union was one of the
signators in August, 1975.
In this area, Esther Cannon,
Soviet Jewry chairman for
Broward Hadassah, is collecting
signatures during the month of
July. She hopes to have several
hundred in time to be included in
the nation-wide petition to
"There are hundreds of
thousands of Soviet Jews," she
said, "who have applied to
emigrate but have been refused,
and further, many of these have
been fired from their jobs, im-
prisoned on fabricated evidence,
deprived of all rights, many
brutally beaten, all because they
want to be free to practice their
Requests for petition forms may
be made to Esther Cannon,
Activist Charged
more Jewish activists have been
arrested by the KGB in a recent
wave of imprisonments in the
Soviet Union.
Ari (Leonid) Volvovsky, a long-
term refusenik leader who has
suffered continuous harassment
including dismissal from jobs, con-
fiscation of property, and exile to
Gorky, was arrested in Gorky, ac-
cording to the Coalition to Free
Soviet Jews. "The arrest is par-
ticularly frightening," com-
mented Herbert Kronish, chair-
man of the Coalition, "because he
is a major figurehead in refusenik
The 47-year-old Dnepropetrov-
sk poet Evgeny Koifman was also
arrested during a raid by the KGB
on his home for alleged "drug
possession" on June 18, the Stu-
dent Struggle for Soviet Jewry
Refuseniks Arrested
NEW YORK (JTA) After a
five hour search of his apartment
last Friday, leading Jewish ac-
tivist Dr. Isai Goldstein from
Tbilisi has been told to report to
the KGB for arrest on charges of
"treason by reason of spying,"
the Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry has reported.
Goldstein, a 27-year-old
physicist, refused an exit visa to
Israel for 14 years, could face ex-
ecution, the SSSJ said. The arrest
was termed by the SSSJ "a
frightening display of Mikhail
Gorbachev's emergence into a
new Stalin. This is the fourth ar-
rest of a Russian-Jewish activist
within the past month."

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Press Digest
Religious Strife Threatens Israel
Israel is besieged with economic
and security problems. Were not
for these, most Israelis will readi-
ly tell you, the biggest problem
they would have to contend with
would be religious strife.
A poll, recently commissioned
by Gesher and reported in THE
JERUSALEM POST, found that
most Israelis feel tensions bet-
ween religious and secular Jews
are growing, and this conflict is
more serious and persistent than
the problems in relations between
Ashkenazi and Sephardi ethnic
(Israelis, we believe, do not need
the poll to confirm this, though
the real news, perhaps, is that this
problem has surpassed the ethnic
group tensions in scope. In a way,
this is actually good news
although there are no polls for
comparisons, it is more than just
an impression that educational
levels of "Sephardi" Jews have
improved in Israel; that there are
more of them in Government, in
senior army posts and in every
echelon of civilian life; and that
the new generation of Israelis do
Blaming Israel
According to a skewed Washington Post-ABC News poll, 42
percent of 555 Americans polled agree with the statement that
"the United States should reduce its ties to Israel in order to
lessen the acts of terrorism against us in the Middle East."
It is a disturbing finding although it is one that might very well
be reversed if the question were asked differently. Lee Miringoff,
director of the respected Marist College Institute for Public Opi-
nion in Poughkeepsie, New York, says that by having placed the
words "lessen terrorism" next to the words "reduce ties to
Israel," the pollsters predetermined their results. After all, he
says, we are in the midst of a terrorist attack against the United
States. Virtually anything that is offered as a means of reducing
terrorism will receive significant support.
Miringoff says that if the Marist Institute had conducted the
poll, it would have offered the respondent a number of choices as
to bow the United States might best lessen the terrorist threat.
He thinks that such a poll might have produced a very different
response than a poll which suggested just one alternative. In the
case of the Post-ABC poll, the respondents merely agreed to the
one option they were offered. They agreed to it even though the
assumption which is implicit in the question that reducing sup-
port for Israel would reduce terrorism is completely specious.
The skewed poll is more than matched by the overall tone of
media coverage of the TWA hostage crisis. The press repeatedly
suggests that the Israelis are responsible for the Shiite terrorism
that is now taking such a heavy toll. The facts tell a different
story. Lebanon's Shiites (the largest religious group in the coun-
try) have long been victimized by the various cliques which have
"governed" that country. Both the Christians and the
mainstream Sunni Moslems discriminated against the majority
Shiites, and the PLO (which held sway in south Lebanon until the
Israeli invasion of 1982) oppressed them brutally.
The Shiites are an angry people, and their anger has been fuel-
ed by both Syria (which is the prime instigator of anti-American
violence in the Middle East) and Iran (which has become the
political center of world Shiism since Khomeini came to power). It
would seem almost impossible to find fault with Israel in all this.
Israel is the main opponent of Syrian expansionism and is ob-
viously no friend of the viciously anti-Semitic regime in Tehran.
Still the anti-Israel crowd points to Jerusalem. Free the 700
Shiite detainees they cry, as if these 700 were the cause rather
than the pretext. Others say that Israel should soften its position
on the PLO, that a Palestinian Arab state would eliminate much
of the terrorist menace. But that is patently false. The Shiite ter-
rorists don't want a PLO state. On the contrary, such a state
would merely inflame them.
In essence, there is no Israeli connection to the current crisis.
Israel's release of the 700 Shi'ites will not end the terrorist threat
to America. That threat is directed against the United States not
because of anything we do but because of an envious and per-
nicious anti-Americanism that is prevalent throughout the Third
World (and not just the Middle East). This may be hard for
Americans to stomach. As a people, we want to be liked and it
is hard to accept the idea that some people hate us not for what we
do, but primarily for what we are. Selling out our ally in
Jerusalem wouldn't reduce the threat of terrorism. It would, in
fact, let terrorists know that there is nothing we wouldn't
sacrifice if they just put another gun to our head. If the terrorists
prevail, Israel will only be the first victim.
The above editorial appeared in the July 1 edition of the Near
East Report.
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Volume 15
not appear to give a hoot when
marrying whether their partner is
of the same ethnic origin. M.E.)
According to the poll, 52 per-
cent want more hours of Jewish
studies added to the school cur-
riculum. However, when broken
down by religious indentification,
88 percent of those who said they
were "religious" wanted this, 66
percent of those who said they
were "traditional" agreed, and 38
of those considering themselves
"secular" went along with that.
At the same time, only 9 percent
of the secular Jews said they
wanted the time spent in schools
on Jewish studies reduced.
Gesher, an organization which
attempts to bring together
religious and secular Jews for
seminars, dialogues and Jewish
study courses, was founded by Dr.
Daniel Tropper. He concedes that
the poll had some limitations its
1,192 respondents were limited to
adults over 18, and it did not com-
pare the views of the Zionist
religious Israelis to those of the
Ultra-Orthodox non-Zionists. But
Gesher will have additional
studies made, according to
Rabbi Gunther Plaut, outgoing
president of the Central Con-
ference of American Rabbis
(CCAR), believes a reformation is
taking place in the Reform move-
ment and he'd like to help it
along by abolishing the Friday
night services which are central to
worship in Reform temples.
carried most of Rabbi Plain's ad-
dress to the Reform rabbis, in
which he said that the Reform
movement has become the
"gathering place of the least com-
mitted and most marginal Jews,"
and urged the gathered rabbis to
take the lead in prompting their
congregants to observe mitzvot in
their homes, and not to make
synagogue attendance the most
important aspect of Jewish life.
Instead of Friday night ser-
vices, the synagogue should move
more toward being a place of
study and learning, and away
from a gathering place for prayer.
Abandoning the Friday night ser-
vices would allow the synagogues
to redirect the funds used for
other things, Rabbi Plaut said.
One out of every two Jewish col-
lege students who will marry this
decade will wed a non-Jew, Rabbi
Alexander Schindler told the Con-
ference on Intermarriage in New
York last month. The figure used
to be one out of three meaning a
50 percent increase.
Only one out of three of the non-
Jewish partners will convert to
Judaism, Rabbi Schindler, who is
president of the Reform Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
added. There are now some
500,000 offspring of such inter-
marriages in America, he told the
conference, in which nearly 200
persons from all strems of
Judaism, specializing in outreach
programs, took part.
The goal should be to try to con-
vert the non-Jewish partner, Rab-
bi Schindler said but "if we fail
in this goal, we must not exile our
children ... We must embrace
them, bringing them closer to our
The digest includes excerpts con-
piled from Jewish American and
Israeli press services and occa-
sional editorial comments by Mar-
ty Erann, director of communica-
tions, South County Jewish
federation Editors Note.
Hijacking Provides
Insight to Lebanon
With all the words, film footage
and television coverage devoted
to the Beirut hostage crisis a
number of very basic questions
have largely been ignored by the
media, and regrettably by
decision-makers here in
Washington. The answers to
these questions reveal a great deal
about how and why the situation
developed and offer some impor-
tant lessons for future U.S.
government actions.
QUESTION: Is there a govern-
ment in Lebanon? or what ever
happened to Amin Gemayel?
ANSWER: Lebanon has reach-
ed the ultimate in national
disintegration. The Gemayel
"government" not only lacks con-
trol over any portion of the coun-
try, but of Beirut's airport.
Gemayel, a "profile in caution,"
can barely hold on to his Presiden-
tial Palace, which, incidentally,
was recently rocketed. With his
brother Bashir's assassination,
hope for any semblance of a na-
tional government collapsed. Had
the United States not backed off
from supporting Israel's actions in
Lebanon in 1982, and had Bashir
not been assassinated, Lebanon
today might have been different.
QUESTION: Why were
Lebanese Shiites being held in
Israel to begin with, and by tem-
porarily detaining them is Israel
in violation of international law?
ANSWER: The Lebanese
Shiites held in Israel, all males of
military age, were not chosen at
random. They were either cap-
tured while actually engaged in
hostilities against Israeli forces or
for other security offenses.
Therefore, it is really debatable
whether Israel violated interna-
tional law, since the same Geneva
Convention relied upon by Israel's
critics indicates that people may
be removed from their own ter-
ritory in order to protect the safe-
ty of occupying troops. Just
because the State Department's
Legal Advisor came down on the
side of illegality it ain't
necessarily so even if this er-
roneous view was repeated by our
President and Vice President.
QUESTION: Why was Athens
again the jumping off point for a
terrorist hijacking?
ANSWER: For largely the
same reasons Yasir Arafat chose
Athens as his first resting place
after being kicked out of Tripoli,
Lebanon. Arab territories have
found Greece and Athens airport
an accessible base of operations
going back more than ten years
when three airliners were hijack-
ed and later blown up near Am-
man, Jordan. Also, having a
Greek government in power
which has been anti-Israel,
anti-U.S., and friendly to the PLO
doesn't hurt. Greece's quick
release of the Shiite gunman who
missed the TWA flight was
characteristic of this predilection
to go easy on Arab terrorists.
QUESTION: Why did the U.S.
Government immediately and
publicly rule out military force
or does every Shiite terrorist seek
instant martyrdom?
ANSWER: If we did not
retaliate after 250 U.S. Marines
were blown up, it was a safe bet
we wouldn't do anything now. But
by publicly announcing that you
wouldn't act, pressure to release
the hostages is taken off the ter-
rorists since not all of them are
ready for the next world. To be a
superpower and deny yourself the
threat of exercising power only in-
creases the advantage of your
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QUESTION: Doesn't Syri,
really call the shots in Lebanon'
ANSWER: In a word yes
While Syria may not control the
day to day violent antics of all the
crazies running around with
Kalashnikovs in Lebanon, it's
various favors are sought by all
The so-called "Party of God"
could not have armed followers
and training camps within Syrian-
occupied Lebanon around Baalbek
without Syrian permission. If the
Syrians wanted to prevent ter-
rorist actions against American
targets taking place in Lebanon
they could do so. They don't -
because whether this administra-
tion wants to believe it or not -
the Syrians are definitely not our
QUESTION: What do the
hijackers-terrorists really want?
ANSWER: Deep down they
want everyone in toe Middle East
(for a start) to be followers of their
own radical brand of Islamic fun-
damentalism. They see western
influence in the Arab world -
notably coming from America and
Israel as frustrating that goal.
Egypt and Jordan are also con-
sidered "impure," and since Irao'
is at war with Shiite Iran, Iraq,
too, is included. As religious
fanatics, they may exaggerate at
times but usually say what they
mean and mean what they say.
For example, a doctor who ex-
amined the TWA pilot-hostage
was warned not to talk to the
press or the hijackers would "cut
out his tongue and make his wife a
widow." Subtle they are not -
and concessions and subtlety, are
not tUp'best 'methods' of dealing
with them.
Unfortunately, one of the vic-
tims of this entire episode could be
U.S.-Israel relations unless both
countries work more closely
together now and in the future in
facing common threats from com-
mon enemies.
PARIS (JTA) A powerful'
bomb recently exploded in the
French northern city of Lorient.
causing extensive damage to an
Israeli-styled restaurant. Damage
to the building and the
neighborhood was extensive, but
no one was injured in the blast.
The restaurant, The Kibbutt,
serves Israeli food, is decorated
with blue and white flags and has
Stars of David inscribed on M
walls. Its non-Jewish owner, An-
dre Hamonou, 43, is known as a
fervent supporter of Israel.
Nevertheless, despite the blast
Hamonou opened his restaurant
"as usual" a few hours later.
follow Israel's example and wu
not let bombs and terrorists m-
timidate me," Hamonou *
Ponce ssy they have no clues as w
who committed the attack, but
believe the blast is linked
Hamonou's pro-Israeli views.
Lorient has only a srnslLJe*jJ
community and Hamonou^
that most of his clients come ^
the French armybase on *eo
skirts of town. "They jost '<*JJ
Israeli atmosphere .
Hamonou. who has visited Iar
on several occasions.

::' Jryiky, July'}.% 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HoUywood Page 5
Anti-Israel Ad Campaign Launched
America's newspaper readers and radio
listeners have been barraged in recent months by
sophisticated advertisements asking "is it fair to
Americans?" to be "throwing money toward
another country's (Israel's) military build-up"
while tightening our belts on domestic programs.
But what is truly not "fair to Americans" is that
the ads prey misleading^ on personal economic
fears, conceal the relatively small proportion of
foreign aid funds appropriated for Israel, ignore
the larger amounts of aid provided to Arab coun-
tries, misrepresent the reasons for America's
financial aid to Israel, and distort the conse-
quences of the foreign aid allocations to Israel.
The organizations behind the ads the National
Association of Arab Americans (NAAA) and the
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
(ADC) claim to "defend the rights and promote
the heritage of Arab-Americans." Their cam-
paigns, however, make no positive suggestions.
Their main purpose is destructive to attack
Israel and damage U.S.-Israel relations.
Full-page ADC ads criticizing U.S. aid to Israel
appeared in the Washington Post for three con-
secutive days at the beginning of June. According
to the Post, a full-page ad costs between $26,000
and $34,000. Only one month earlier, the NAAA
purchased a significant amount of air time and sub-
jected Washington area radio listeners to a similar
attack on aid to Israel. A 60-second spot, depen-
ding on the radio station, costs between $20 and
$200. At the end of January, the NAAA began
placing weekly ads in the Christian Science
Monitor. The most recent one appeared June 26.
Each ad targeted a different group of Americans:
single-parent families, small businesspeople,
farmers, veterans, college students, and the elder-
ly in yet another attempt to discredit aid to Israel.
Quarter-page ads published in the national edition
of the Christian Science Monitor cost approx-
imately $1,000 each, according to the newspaper.
Win Meiselman, founder of the Committee for
Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
(CAMERA), notes that if the ADC were genuinely
concerned for the well-being of economically
deprived Americans, it would utilize its foreign
contacts and urge Arab oil-producing countries to
cut exorbitant oil prices. The farmers for whom
f ADC has expressed such concern have been
especially hard hit by the increased costs of
petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides, not to
mention the higher costs of fuel and
Meiselman also points out that the ADC and
NAAA advertisements mislead readers into
believing that a reduction in aid to Israel will mean
a correpsonding increase in social security benefits
and aid to farmers. "Foreign aid and domestic
spending are allocated in separate budgets," she
Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (R-Minn.), Chairman of the
Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee on the
Middle East, says that American aid to Israel
should be compared with American contributions
to NATO. "A strong Israel makes a major con-
tribution to the overall U.S. defense structure," he
says. Aid to Israel is a relatively small portion of
America's defense budget. At $2.6 billion in fiscal
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for the security of Europe ($129 billion in 1984)
and Asia ($47 billion in 1984).
U.S. aid to Israel has also been consistently less
than U.S. aid to Arab countries. In fiscal 1984
Arab countries received $3.4 billion in aid while
Israel received $2.6 billion and in fiscal 1985 Arab
countries received $3.1 billion compared to Israel's
$2.6 billion in aid.
The ADC and NAAA ads misrepresent the
reasons for America's financial aid to Israel. Such
aid is not, as the ads would indicate, intended to
raise the Israeli standard of living, or to build set-
tlements on the West Bank. The United States
gets its money's worth from the presence of a
strong and reliable military ally in the Middle East
from the constant stream of intelligence on the
performance of the latest U.S. weapons systems,
access to Soviet military hardware captured after
combat with Arab forces, and through alliance
with the region's only democracy. If America were
not providing aid to Israel, it would be forced to
spend much more on security substitutes while
also risking the lives of American servicemen in
the Middle East.
The ADC and NAAA distort the consequences of
the foreign aid allocations to Israel. For example,
one NAAA ad criticizes American subsidies for the
development of the Lavi, a new Israeli fighter
plane. The ad alleges that "the plane is scheduled
to become a direct competitor of the
U.S.-produced F-16 and F-20." In fact, the Lavi
will not leave the assembly line until 1990.
Moreover, the Israel Air Force will require over
300 Lavis, which should absorb the entire produc-
tion well into the mid-1990's. The NAAA warns
that the Lavi will cost American aerospace
workers their jobs. Actually, the Lavi will help
American aerospace firms; several of them are ma-
jor subcontractors in its manufacture.
Where do the funds for this seemingly endless
media campaign come from? With few members
and dues as low as $15, the financial resources of
ADC and NAAA must be questioned.
A May 25 article in the Gulf Daily News an
English-language journal published in Manama,
Bahrain reports that ADC has a foreign source
of income. According to the article, Bahrain's
Chamber of Commerce has set up a committee "to
work closely with former U.S. Senator James
Abourezk, the driving force behind the U.S.
based Arab-America Anti-Discrimination Commit-
tee .. Many of (Bahrain's) top businessmen are
expected to come up with cash aimed at countering
the powerful Zionist lobby in America."
American citizens who are concerned with the
truth should demand that newspapers and radio
stations monitor their ads to prevent the
dissemination of gross distortions. The Federal
Trade Commission is empowered to stop
misleading commercial messages. Only the media
can protect the public against deceitful political
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Hebrew Academy Graduates S. Broward Students
Miriam Tarsis
Ira Nusbaum
Bonnie Saada
Miriam Richter
Dvora Weinreb
Steven Schultz
Child Abuse Claims 1
is in Israel
physical abuse of children in Israel
claims thousands of victims each
year, according to a professor of
social work at Tel Aviv Universi-
ty. This has only been recognized
as a social problem in the past five
years. Awareness of the
phenomenon of sexual abuse of
children has only begun as recent-
ly as six months ago, and the
number of victims are difficult to
obtain, Prof. Hanita Zimrin said.
The creation of consciousness of
the problem of child abuse is the
goal of ELI, the Israeli Associa-
tion of Child Protection, founded
in 1979 by Zimrin. Interviewed
while on sabbatical in the U.S.,
Zimrin told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that child
abuse in Israel derives mainly
from the Jewish State's having
become a "normal" society, with
all its attendant problems, and
not, as many suppose, from ten-
sions arising out of the ongoing
war situation.
"Normal," in this context,
means multi-generational, as con-
trasted with the pre-Btate Yishuv
(Jewish community), which was
composed largely of childless
young adults. It also means
nuclear families with a division of
labor assigning one parent the
sole responsibility for raising the
child. Another key factor is isola-
tion: "an abusive family is an
isolated family," Zimrin said.
Zimrin's research, conducted
durig the past 15 years, has
revealed that the parent who is
burdened with the sole respon-
sibility for raising the child, is
usually the abuser. "Among the
Jewish population in Israel, it is
the mothers who are usually the
physical abusers," said Zimrin.
Fifty percent of the victims of
such physical abuse beating,
burning, gross neglect are
under six months of age.
In the Arab population, it is the
father who is the abuser in these
cases, with abuse occurring after
a child is over seven. That age is
when the father assumes respon-
sibility for the child's
There is much less physical
abuse reported among the Or-
thodox population, said Zimrin.
The reasons are that Orthodox
Jews are still living "as extended
families with good family ties."
While the mother is still responsi-
ble for the child's socialization,
she is not isolated and she has a
good support system.
This pattern also ensures a con-
trol system making it easy for
abuse to be recognized should it
occur and stopped. A similar
"control" system exists on the
kibbutz where, in addition, the
mother is not assigned sole
responsibility for the child's
discipline and education.
The only situation where abuse
is more frequent in Orthodox
families, Zimrin said, is the case of
mentally handicapped children,
who are often seen as reducing
their siblings' chances of a good
Child abuse is not confined to
the lower classes "this is a
myth," said Zimrin. Part of the
reason for the large number of
cases in the lower classes is that
they are exposed to social ser-
vices, and more cases get
reported. Upper class families are
also "more sophisticated" and
know how to "tell the right
It is because many Sephardic
Jews are in the lower classes that
there seem to be more cases of
child abuse among them, "but this
perception is wrong," said Zimrin.
While there exists more corporal
punishment among the Sephar-
dim, this is not the same as
physical abuse.
Awareness of the existence of
sexual abuse of children is only
beginning in Israel, she said.
"People say it doesn't exist, just
like they said about physical abuse
five, ten, fifteen years ago." The
Ministry of Welfare could not
even give her a figure on the
number of such cases.
The youngest victim she knows
of was two-and-a-half years old.
"It is one child, usually a
daughter, who is the victim,"
Zimrin said. "When she grows up,
her sister replaces her." Often the
mother colludes in this family
In cases of sexual abuse, there
are more reports coming directly
from children of upper clases.
Zimrin believes this is because
they feel more able to taken con-
trol of their lives than do poor
After a case gets reported,
welfare officers from the depart-
ment of Welfare can apply the
"Youth Care and Protection Act"
and even take the parents to
court. The officer can act as the
child's guardian within the family
or have the child removed from
the home for up to three years. In
the case of sexual abuse the
perpetrators can be imprisoned.
Children are not required to
testify in court, a unique and
humane Israeli innovation. The
juvenile interrogator who takes
down their testimony can act as
surrogate for the child and be
cross-examined in her or his place.
"The child is not abused by the
court system," said Zimrin.
What is missing is a shelter-
crisis intervention center where a
child can be taken to by a welfare
officer in case of emergency. ELI
hopes to create such a shelter.
There is also no program of
psychological treatment for abus-
ed children it is a hit-or-miss af-
fair depending on individual case
workers. Zimrin is working on a
comprehensive community plan to
ensure such treatment for the
ELI, which Zimrin chairs,
follows up on reports of welfare
officers; assists social work pro-
fessionals in their work, and does
intensive outreach to various
groups in society: parents,
children, youth movements, the
government, professionals in
schools and hospitals, and the
general public. Its aim is to enable
people to identify child abuse and
know what to do about it.
The organization, which is non-
profit, is also putting in its first
hot-line, and has publicized the
slogan, "Lift the phone before you
lift your hand."
ELI receives no government
funding and is an almost entirely
volunteer operation. Zimrim is a
volunteer as are social workers,
psychologists and other profes-
sionals. Only two part-time social
workers and a secretary get paid.
ELI's street address is, ap-
propriately, Hamaginim (the pro-
tectors) 60, in Herzliya.
Foundation To Honor Fighters
establishment of a new
foundation honoring the
memory of young German
Christians who resisted
Nazism during World War
II was announced by the
American Jewish Congress
at a dinner at the Park
Avenue Synagogue here.
The dinner paid tribute to the
"White Rose" movement Ger-
man students who organized an
anti-Nazi underground in Munich
and in other university cities in
Germany and paid for it with their
lives. A survivor of the White
Rose movement, Franz Joseph
Mueller, a surviving sister of the
brother-and-sister team who
founded the movement, Inge
Aicher-Scholl; and the sister of
another executed leader, An-
neliese Knoop-Graf, were guests
of honor at the tribute. The three
flew in for the occasion from
the new foundation includes Mor-
ton A. Kornreich, president of the
United Jewish Appeal of Greater
New York; Joel Boyarsky, a
member of the UJA board of
governors; and Tom Waldeck,
vice president of the investment
banking firm of Drexel Burnham
The need for such an effort was
highlighted by the controversy
generated by President Reagan's
and Chancellor Kohl's recent visit
to the Bitburg cemetery, accor-
ding to Henry Siegman, executive
director of the American Jewish
Congress. "The justifications that
were offered for that visit indicate
that the lessons of that tragic
period of our recent history have
already faded," Siegman
"The tragic relevance of these
lessons was underscored once
again in the hijacking of TWA's
Flight 847, in which Shiite ter-
rorists sought to select and
separate Jewish passengers from
the rest," Siegman said. "Forty
years after World War II there
are still those who are in the
throes of the anti-Semitism that
so obsessed Nazi Germany."
ACCORDING TO Siegman, the
new foundation will sponsor
educational programs in
American schools and univer-
sities, as well as exchanges bet-
ween American student leaders
and educators and their counter-
parts in Germany, to study the
lessons of Nazi Germany and the
model of resistance offered by the
White Rose.
Participating in the tribute to
the White Rose was Theodore R.
Mann, president of the American
Jewish Congress, and Joel Boyar-
sky, a member of the board of
governors of the United Jewish
Appeal of Greater New York, who
served as chairman of the tribute
dinner. Responses were delivered
by the three German guests of
Other speakers included
Theodore R. Mann, president of
AJCongress, and Michael
Wyschogrod, director of the
organization's Institute on
Jewish-Christian Relations.
The dinner included the show-
ing of a condensation of a recent
German-produced film entitled
"The White Rose" which told the
story of the heroic resistance
Participants at the Munich ser-
vice, deeply moved by this en-
counter with the White Rose sur
vivors, determined to honor their
heroism by establishing the White
Rose Foundation.
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Israeli-Soviet Relations
officials took two steps clearly
aimed at improving relations with
the Soviet Union and eastern bloc
countries, none of which, with the
exception of Rumania, have
diplomatic relations with Israel.
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir sent a cable to Edward
Shevardnadze, congratulating
him on his appointment as Soviet
Foreign Minister. President
Chaim Herzog sent a "warm
message" to Andrei Gromyko,
who has been promoted to be
President of the Soviet Union,
after setting a record of more
than two decades as Soviet
Foreign Minister.
Yediot Achronot reported that
contacts between Israeli and East
European diplomats have inten-
sified recently, with the latter in-
dicating a possible improvement
in Soviet-Israeli relations. Shamir
told the Knesset that Israel hopes
that, under the leadership of
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet
Union would change its policy
toward Soviet Jews who want to
emigrate. Shamir was commen-
ting in reply to a motion from
Mirium Glazer-Tasa, a Likud
member, who is chairman of the
Knesset's Aliya committee. She
noted that only 36 Jews a new
monthly low left the Soviet
Union in June and she urged the
government to permit no easing
of activity on behalf of Soviet
Shamir also recalled that the
new Soviet President, then
Foreign Minister Gromyko, voted
at the United Nations in 1948 for
the General Assembly recommen-
dation to create a Jewish State
and an Arab state. Shamir said
Gromyko often recalls his vote
with pride.
Herzog wrote Gromyko that his
election as Soviet President "is
one more step in a distinguished
career, parts of which are enshrin-
ed in the hearts of the people of
Israel." This was understood to be
a reference to the Soviet Union's
support for the UN recommenda-
tion and for the creation of Israel
in 1948.
A number of Jewish intellec-
tuals from Soviet Georgia
reportedly have fond memories of
the new Foreign Minister who had
been Communist Party chief in
Georgia. They recalled he had a
sympathetic attitude toward the
ideals of Jewish peoplehood and
Jewish naitonal aspirations.
Israelis Consider Themselves
Jews, Zionists, Want More Aliya
public opinion poll showed that
the vast majority of Israelis con-
sider themselves part of the
Jewish people, define themselves
as Zionists and regard aliya as im-
portant to the future of the
Tbe.-pejl.tfi U00.^dult,of'.all.
ages and. occupations in Israel's'
I larger cities and towns, was con-
| ducted by Dr. Nina Zermach of
the Dahaf Research Institute. It
was commissioned by the Zionist
Council of Israel, headed by Arye
Zimuki, a veteran journalist.
Leon Dulzin. chairman of the
World Zionist Organization and
Jewish Agency Executives, called
the results "a pleasant surprise."
He said they showed that Israel
was "not just a Jewish state but a
Zionist state." He and Zimuki
agreed that the responses to the
poll contrasted sharply with the
often negative image "Zionism"
evokes in the Israeli media.
According to the poll, 92 per-
cent of the respondents con-
sidered aliya "very important" or
"important" for Israel's develop-
ment; 90.1 percent agreed with
the premise that aliya is one of the
purposes for which Israel was
founded; 56 percent believed each
Israeli family should "adopt" a
family of olim.
The survey found that 85 per-
cent of Israelis feel part of the
Jewish, jgepgle 'a^ greater or.
lesser degree ana 90 percent think
Israel should be involved in strug-
gles to rescue Jews from lands of
oppression; 86 percent of the
respondents defined themselves
as Zionists.
But the poll results also
registered some contradictions.
Of the 92 percent who favored
aliya, 41 percent indicated that
while they want immigration,
they do not want olim, reflecting a
negative attitude toward in-
dividual newcomers.
Another troubling finding was
the highest proportion of Israelis
who did not define themselves as
Zionists was among the younger,
better educated sections of the
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Sidon Jews Leave Home
UJA Press Service
Israel Members of the Levy
family were the last Jews of
Sidon. They were the final vestige
of a community that once
numbered 500 Jews who lived in
peace with their neighbors near
the Mediterranean, in Southern
The Levy family Jamille (Yaf-
fa), who is 54, her four children
ages 17 to 25, her sister and their
mother left with the withdraw-
ing Israeli Defense Forces from
the ancient city that could no
longer be called their home.
The Levy home was a spacious
old apartment on the top floor of a
two-story building overlooking
the Mediterranean, the fishing
port of Sidon, and the remains of a
Crusader castle that juts out into
the sea. Old postcards show this
area to be picturesque and color-
ful. Today, after years of civil war
and other fighting, the area is in
The Levys' home is at the edge
of the Casbah, the city's
marketplace. The area was once
mostly Jewish and the narrow,
twisting lanes which wind their
way from her door to the
synagogue in the middle of the
Casbah, once passed mainly
Jewish homes and shops.
In 1948, after the outbreak of
the Arab-Israeli war, the Levys
and other Jews of Sidon fled to
the mountains or the anonymity of
Beirut. Although Lebanon re-
mained neutral in the war, the
Jews, being Jews, feared
reprisals. The Levy family return-
ed from the mountains after a
The four subsequent Arab-
Israeli wars were also tense times
for the Jews of Lebanon, although
Argentine Jewry
Decreasing Rapidly
Jewish population of Argentina
may decline by as much as 48 per-
cent, to 137,000, by the year 2000,
if infertility, assimilation and
emigration continue at their pre-
sent high rates, according to the
1985 American Jewish Year Book
published by the American Jewish
Com mi tee.
The Jewish community in the
rest of Latin America may shrink
at a rate of 25 percent by the next
century, according to U.O.
Schmelz and Sergio DellaPergola,
authors of "The Demography of
Latin American Jewry," publish-
ed in the year book. The present
Jewish population of Latin
America is 464,700. Half live in
Argentina, one fifth in Brazil.
Schmelz and DellaPergola sug-
gested that the population of
Latin American Jewry has been
sloping downward for some time.
"Between 1910 and 1945, the
birth rate fell by 50 percent," they
wrote, adding that today the com-
munity is failing to reproduce
itself, below zero population
growth. In 1960 the fertility rate
was 2.2 but was dropping faster
than that of Jews in the U.S., ac-
cording to the authors.
Intermarriage, the authors em-
phasize, has taken the biggest toll
on the size of the Latin American
Jewish community. Schmelz and
DellaPergola conservatively
estimate the intermarriage rate at
40 percent, submitting that the
figure is "probably higher,"
perhaps the highest of any Jewish
community in the world. They
stress that when Latin American
Jews marry out of their faith, they
almost always sever ties with the
organized Jewish community.
Emigration has long been a fac-
tor in the region's Jewish popula-
tion drop, the authors explained.
When the State of Israel was
created, more Jews began leaving
Argentina than entered. The net
emigration loss then, in the early
'50s, was one percent. By the ear-
ly '70s, the net emigration loss
was 12 percent annually, with the
bulk of emigrants resettling in
Israel, the remainder in the
United States.
During periods of civil strife, so
common to the region, the emigra-
tion of Jews rises. Jews who had
business ties with Anastasio
Somoza left Nicaragua when the
dictator fell from power in 1979.
Jews fled El Salvador for the U.S.
when violence flared there. An
estimated 1,500 to 5,000 Jews ex-
patriated from Mexico when
President Jose Lope Portillo y
Pancheo nationalized that na-
tion's banks.
they enjoyed freedom unheard of
in any other Arab country. But
over the years, more and more
Lebanese Jews felt that Sidon
held no future for them. Since
1975 the Levys were the last Jews
of Sidon.
The family considered leaving
Sidon after the death of Mrs.
Levy's husband, Yosef, died in
"But his brother was still here
then and he looked after us. When
my daughter Malka married seven
years ago, and she and her hus-
band moved to Brazil, I thought
the family might follow her.
"However, we felt my mother
was too old and ill to face such a
move and the other four children
were still in school. In any case we
weren't badly off and Sidon had
always been home," Mrs. Levy
Mrs. Levy, a fifth-generation
Sidonese Jew, still holds the keys
to the synagogue, in the alleys of
the old marketplace. She would
frequently stop to say "hello" to
her neighbors. Most of them were
Palestinians but Mrs. Levy was on
excellent terms with them.
Before leaving Sidon for good,
she took one last walk through the
neighborhood that had been home
to her and her family for so many
generations. She pointed to doors:
"The Cohens lived here. Over
there, the Sunantovs." She stop-
ped by the closed doors of what
had been her husband's tailor
shop; she seemed wistful.
Another few bends in the con-
fusing maze of dark alleys, then
Mrs. Levy reached a locked door.
The synagogue was more than 100
years old. The plae blue walls
were crumbling and the bimah,
the platform where the cantor us-
ed to chant Hebrew melodies,
looked as though it would topple
over at any moment. Some prayer
shawls and books sat in an old cup-
board, left there by Israeli
Perhaps fittingly, the last place
that Mrs. Levy went to bid
farewell was the Jewish cemetery,
on a hill overlooking the sea. A
Palestinian refugee camp now
surrounds the old cemetery, and
the tombstones are in disrepair.
Children in ragged clothing
played in the sand among the
graves. Yaffa Levy stopped by her
husband's grave and stood silently
for a while.
"This has been our home for so
long," said Mrs. Levy, staring
southwards over the graves to the
sea. "I wish we could stay, but
now it is no longer possible."

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city of Sidon, pauses in Sidon's synagogue and reflects. When
the family left, with the withdrawing Israeli Defense Forces,
they ended five generations of living in the picturesque city
on the shores of the Mediterranean.
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1985 UJA Campaign
xceeds Projections
Friday, July 19, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 9
lUnited Jewish Appeal-Federation
Campaign for 1985 has raised
$548.1 million, an increase of 12.2
[percent over Campaign 1985 and
la dollar gain of $59.6 million, ac-
Icording to Alex Grass, the UJA's
I national chairman.
Grass said the campaign pace is
|40 million ahead of last year.
Currently the campaign is 78 per-
cent completed with Campaign
J985 pledges open from persons
vho pledged $150 million to Cam-
paign 1984, Grass added.
Grass also reported that $638.5
nillion has been raised for Cam-
1984. "This even exceeds
he projection we made in our
Ipril report to the Jewish Agen-
," Grass noted. "And it
presents the largest sum ever
aised by UJA-Federation Cam-
aigns in any peacetime year in
ur history. Many communities
ave finished their '85 campaigns
nd we are working with the re-
ainder to help them complete
heirs successfully."
Turning to cash collections
knd pledges mean nothing if they
ire not paid, he noted Grass
aid these were up too. So far in
alendar 1985, $171.2 million has
en received, an increase of
30.3 million over the same period
Project Renewal, the partner-
ship program by which Jews in
American communities provide
financial aid and support to
distressed Israeli neighborhoods
with which they are linked, or
"twinned," has raised $161.4
million to date, including $9
million in Campaign '85, he said.
"The officers of the United
Jewish Appeal, at their retreat in
May," Grass said, "concluded that
the United Jewish Appeal reaf-
firms its commitment to Project
Renewal and recognizes the
obligations to raise the necessary
funds to complete the program."
He said he will appoint a special
task force of UJA national officers
to examine Project Renewal fun-
draising, community by communi-
ty, to help maximize the cam-
paign. The task force will also ex-
plore the potential for Project
Renewal fundraising to help
Israeli neighborhoods not yet
twinned to American Jewish
Grass said plans are being for-
mulated for Campaign '86, in-
cluding major fall missions for
large contributors. He said that 24
officers have already made
pledges to Campaign 1986 totall-
ing $2,164,000, along with two ad-
ditional Project Renewal gifts
totalling $60,000.
received certificates recently for com-
Sleting the Teacher Training class at the
udaica High School of Sooth Broward.
From left, Sandra Ross, director of educa-
tion for JFSB, presents Yitzchak Weinreb
and Osnat Gur with their certificates. In-
structor Dr. Leon Weissberg is shown at
right. Devora Weinreb, the third student, is
not shown here. The program is open to
11th- and 12th-grade students of the
Judaica High School.
Scholars: Democracy
in Israel Threatened
he future of democracy in Israel
ps recently expressed by two
(icmicians last week. Dr. Arik
armon resigned from the chair-
nship of the Committee on
[duration for Democracy
ause, in his words, the climate
ated by the statements and at-
|tudes of some government
ders, heads of the religious
publishments and nationalistic
Dements made his task
n possible.
ISimilar views were voiced by
of. Asher Arian of Tel Aviv
Iniversity's faculty of social
prices in his inaugural address
i assuming the faculty's Romulo
etancourt Chair in political
ence. Arian said that while
ael's democratic record is im-
ressive, the survival of
fcmocracy here is not a foregone
(There is no "grass roots
emocratic basis" for Israel's
olitical parties he said, describ-
K them as "oligarchies led by
fclatively stable elite groups"
Inch are not always in touch with
P* population.
[He complained that Israel has
iled to adjust to the new political
alities created by the 1967 Six-
ty War and did not pay suffi-
ent attention to the question of
"il rights for Israel's minorities,
ne national debate over the
pire of the West Bank and Gaza
. is foundering on the issues
' land and settlement, he said.
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" future role of the non-Jews
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ICarmon, an author who was ap-
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aucauon for Democracy by the
I'nistry of Education, wrote in an
article in Davor recently that his
leaving that post snotBd-be a war-
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Referring to alleged members of
a Jewish terrorist underground on
trial for acts of violence against
Arab civilians on the West Bank,
Carmon said, "The demand voiced
by ministers and Knesset
members to release the Jewish
terror defendants, the violence by
Jewish lawbreakers which has ac-
companied this demand, and the
silence of political, spiritual and
social leaders in the light of this
violence have created the condi-
tions for an anti-democratic
climate which is beginning to
prevail in Israel."
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from which to do business with
the nations of the Orient. Many of
them are still China traders. An
example is Lord Kadorrie, a
member of the famous Jewish
family, and chairman of the China
Light and Power Company. He is
a pillar of the Hong Kong
It is also recalled here that Sir
Mattew Nathan served as Hong
Kong's only Jewish governor ear-
ly in this century. Indeed, the
main throughfare on the Kowloon
side of the isand is called Nathan
Road, in his honor.
The Jewish presence is focused
on the Ohel Leah Synagogue and
the Jewish Recreation Club next
door, presented by the Kadorrie
family. The grounds are spacious,
the atmosphere is warm and the
greetings -are friendly. The
synagogue building is Sephardic
in design: it quickly reminds one
that this is the Far East.
The Jewish community is tran-
sient: young IBM-type executives,
bankers, engineers, export-import
businessmen, and a number of
Jews in the diplomatic corps. One
big Jewish community event is the
Sunday afternoon Bar-B-Q where
conversation about children,
schools and tennis mingles with
steaks and chicken sizzling on out-
door grills. The Bar-B-Q is a
meeting place for Jews who want
to be with other Jews.
Jews thrive in Hong Kong, the
key to Asia, the world's third
largest financial center which
boasts the second largest con-
tainer port. The island is enter-
prising, hustling, competitive and
businesslike. Some say money still
is the language spoken in Hong
Kong which in England means
"fragrant harbor" and which has
been and undoubtedly will remain
a "golden egg" for the People's
Republic of China.
No one in the Jewish community
broods over the Chinese-British
agreement which in 12 years calls
for returning Hong Kong to
China. The general impression
among the Jewish congregation is
that the Chinese will honor the
agreements which state that after
1997 the present system in Hong
Kong is to stay in effect for 50
years. Jewish leaders also feel
that China is tolerant of religious
beliefs and that the Chinese do not
renege on agreements.
Besides, China is opening up to
the West. It wants trade and sup-
plies, and expansion. China
realizes that Hong Kong can pro-
vide the bursts of energy that are
needed to refuel the one billion
people of China. There is today a
"capitalist component in China."
There is an expansion of privately
owned business. If the new
system is allowed to flourish,
there will be Jews in Hong Kong.
There is no reason to doubt that
Jewish interest in Hong Kong will
be renewed and renewed, just as it
has been since the 1842 Treaty of
Nanking opened Chinese ports to
foreign settlements. It was then
that the Sassoon and Kadorrie
families and other leading Jewish
families whose origins were in
Baghdad, pioneered the Jewish
settlements in Canton, Shanghai
and Hong Kong. Actually, the
Hong Kong Jewish community
was first established in 1857. The
Jews were an intimate part of the
rich and variegated* life of the
China Treaty Ports.
The Jewish population
numbered 60 Sephardim in 1882,
100 in 1921 (mainly Sephardim),
250 in 1954 (half Sephardim and
half Ashkenazim). Today there
are about 200 Jewish families.
The Hong Kong Jewish Chroni-
cle newspaper reports on the ac-
tivities of the Jews on the island.
Over the years, the Hong Kong
Jewish community has had a con-
nection, however small, with the
Jewish communities of China.
With China opening up, more
research will be done on the Jews
of China, especially regarding the
Jews of Kaifeng, and the famous
"silk route," which brought
Jewish traders to the Orient as
long ago as the 8th century.
The times may change, but one
thing is certain;: The Jewish com-
munity remains alive under the
leadership of Mark Eljenberg,
who, with other leaders, likes to
call Hong Kong, "this small out-
post of the diaspora.
TOKYO (JTA) Jews arrived
with Commodore Matthew Perry
in the 19th century when the U.S.
naval officer opened Japan to
trade with the West. The Jewish
community today, as then, can
best be described as "transient."
It is so transient that the
synagogue here collects dues on a
monthly basis. Of the 150 families,
more than half are Americans, 15
percent are Israelis and 15 per-
cent are Russians. There are also
several dozen Jewish families in
the city of Kobe.
Transient is the word used here
to describe this community of
young men and women engaged in
foreign trade, finance, transporta-
tion, insurance and banking.
There also are young Jews attach-
ed to the diplomatic corps as well
as many American Jewish
graduate students on fellowships.
It is not uncommon to see Jews
with Oriental spouses.
According to Michael
Schudrich, a graduate of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America and the spiritual leader
of the Jewish community here, 15
percent of the community is inter-
racially married. In half of these
marriages, the Oriental spouses
have converted and a number of
those who have not converted still
raise their children as Jews.
Attending Shabbat services at
the synagogue is an exhilarating
experience. The services appear
to be of the Conservative move-
ment of Judaism, but a fact sheet
on the synagogue states that as
"the only synagogue in Eastern
Japan, it can neither be Orthodox,
Conservative or Reform, but
serves the membership of all
shades of belief."
It is one of the few synagogues
in the non-Anglo-Saxon world
where the majority of the con-
gregants speak English, including
Rabbi Schudrich.
The synagogue which is located
in the Jewish Community Center
is packed on Jewish holidays. The
more than 500 to 600 Jews, in-
cluding those who are not af-
filiated, also come to the com-
munity center which tries to pro-
vide a vigorous social life for its
members as well as Sunday school
which has bb cniiareii.
The center boasts of many ac-
tivities, including bar mitzvahs,
wedding and other simchas. There
is a mikvah on the premises, a
kosher meat kitchen, and kosher
wine and matzoh are flown in for
holidays and festivals.
There are many Israeli com-
C'es in Japan and an Israel Em-
y. The Israelis here par-
ticipate in Jewish community ac-
tivities. Many religious diamond
merchants from Israel visit Japan,
trying to find an outlet for this
depressed commodity. But Jewish
traders always have been coming
here, according to records, pro-
bably since the 16th century when
the Portuguese and Dutch arrived
on the islands to trade.
When Commodore Perry arriv-
ed in 1853, a small number of
Jewish merchants who came with
him settled down in the principal
port cities of the islands. Later,
the Russian revolution of 1905
and particularly that of 1917 com-
pelled many Jews to settle in
Japan. After World War I, there
were about 1,000 Jews in Japan.
During World War II, many Jews
were transported from Japan to
Shanghai in China.
After World War II, many
American Jews, some ex-GIs,
were stationed in Japan. A
number of them even settled in
Tokyo which has the power to
draw people from every part of
Japan and from many foreign
Japan is attractive to people
because of its economic standing.
In 1980, its GNP was the third
largest in the world. A country
about the size of Montana, Japan
has virtually no physical
resources. Yet it supports 115
million people (half the population
of the U.S.), exports more than
$75 billion in goods than it imports
and has an investment rate which
is twice that of the U.S.
No wonder, therefore, that so
many foreigners come to Japan.
No wonder, then, that Jews also
come here to learn and to explore.
And they have a wonderful
synagogue to visit and an exciting
community center where they can
meet fellow co-religionists.
PEKING (JTA) There are
Jews in the People's Republic of
China. Five live in Shanghai and
one in Harbin. The six receive
monthly aid checks from the
American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee.
In addition to these permanent
residents, there are also many
Jews from around the world who
come to China to engage in
business, the new "China
traders." They can be seen in Pek-
ing, in Shanghai and in Canton. In
the latter city there is usually a
Passover seder every year
because of the large number of
Jewish business persons atten-
ding the Canton Fair.
Here, in Peking, one sees
evidence of privately owned
businesses, and above all, the
desire for bicycles, radios, wat-
ches, tape decks, washing
machines and motorcycles, all of
which sell out the same day they
arrive in department stores. Ber-
nard Levin, the American Consul
General in Hong Kong, who is
Jewish, said that the trend is for
China to look toward the West.
China's top priority, he senses, is
to focus on economic
The new economic development
which manifests itself every day is
a key to understanding why Jews
are involved in the China trade.
One Jewish trader told this cor-
respondent, "China is not Russia.
This is not the Iron Curtain."
Western influences are
penetrating China's protective
isolationism. An example of
Jewish involvement as China
traders is Lord Kadoorie of Hong
Kong who on occasion meets with
top Chinese government officials
to discuss possible business
In addition to the economic pro-
spects, Jews are attracted to
China because anti-Semitism is
foreign to the people to this coun-
try. The Chinese have always
been tolerant of religion, in-
cluding Judaism. Jews came late
to the Far East and never in
significant numbers.
But no matter how small a
group, Jewish life thrived here in
the ninth and tenth centuries
when 1,000 Jews settled in
Kaifeng. They probably came
overland from India via Persia
and Iraq. By the middle of the
19th century the fabled and once
thriving Kaifeng Jewish com-
munity disappeared. They were
completely assimilated. Over the
centuries, Jews were allowed to
practice their religion undisturb-
ed. They enjoyed complete equali-
ty. China's Jewish community re-
mained isolated and unknown to
Europeans until the 17th century.
In the 1840's, with the cession
of Hong Kong to Great Britain,
Jews returned to China, reversing
a trend from the 13th century to
the middle of the 19th century
during which no new Jewish com-
munities were formed in this
country. More Jews settled in
China after World War I. During
the years of the Nazi Holocaust in
Europe, 20,000 Jewish victims of
Nazism lived in Japanese-occupied
Jews are now visiting China in
record numbers as tourists, in ad-
dition to traders and scientists in-
volved in medicine and engineer-
ing. One Orthodox Australian Jew
who travels to China several times
a year and imports linens told me
that he has no trouble following
dietary laws here. He takes
kosher frozen food into the
Sometimes, when he tries to ex-
plain what Judaism is, the i
tion from the Chinese in a i J
fw way is to say, "like Kiss
The former U.S. SecretarT
State and National Securih A
visor .s still revered ,131
remembered for his visit in t2i
country of about nn. "^
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Jewish tourists make an imr-
on the Chinese because 7fi
sophistication and worldline&Z
because they far outstrip^
ethnic groups visiting the count
according to Fred KaphTJl
China Passage travel servfe J
S.York City, an agency whij.'
handles numerous delegations^
which arranged a recent trinrf
Jewish journalists to China TV I
Chinese consider Jews to be W I
clever" and cite Albert EinsteJ
as an example.
Government expressions in the
United Nations or in official pro-
nouncements aside, there is a ge-
nuine curiosity in China about I
Israel. While Israel remains a
unspoken word in government J*
fices, the Chinese people know
that Israel exists in the Middle
East. And while newspapers are
sometimes harsh on Israel, the
visiting journalists were told that
lately there has been a spate of
rumors that all types of connec m
tions exist between Israel and K'
China, including the sale of Israeli R?C'
military equipment to the People1!
The current attitude of the!
Chinese people toward Jews w
exemplified by a Chinese offic-
who was told by this corresponJfT
dent that he was here with a !<
group of Jewish journalists. "You
are welcome," he said.
Tel Aviv Center Starts
Family Tree Program
TEL AVIV Jews from any-
where in the world can press a
button and their family tree will
materialize on a video screen
along with biographical data on
their ancestors. This will be possi-
ble when the new Genealogy
Center opens at Beth Hatefut-
soth, the Nahum Goldmann
Museum of the Jewish Diaspora,
on the Tel Aviv University cam-
pus. For a small fee, Jewish
families will be able to record or
trace their family histories stored
in computers.
According to the museum, any
family tree going back at least five
generations and with 50 members
may be entered into the computer.
The computer terminals are
capable of displaying colored
graphics in two formats:
biographical summary of each j
family member; and three-
generation charts centered on one
family member, showing his or j
her relationships to immediate
The Genealogy Center owes to I
existence largely to the efforts of
Dr. Douglas Goldman of San
Francisco in whose honor it is
named. Douglas, in tracing his
own family tree, found it included
such persons as Levi Strauss who
created and sold blue jeans m the
American Old West; and
Katharine Meyer Graham,
publisher of The Washington
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2,000 Torahs Shipped to Prague
NEW YORK (JTA) With the
approval of the government of
Czechoslovakia, 2,000 copies of a
one-volume edition of the Torah
the first five books of the Jewish
Bible in Czech and Hebrew
have been printed in New York
and shipped to Prague as a gift to
the Czech Jewish community by
the Appeal of Conscience
Foundation president Rabbi Ar-
thur Schneier said the 356-page
hardcover book is the first of its
kind to be published since the
1930s and fills an important need
for the Czech Jewish community.
He added that the project was car-
ried out with the cooperation of
Czechoslovakia's Council of
Religious Affairs.
Schneier, spiritual leader of the
Park East Synagogue in Manhat-
tan, explained that the volume
was produced photographically
from individual copies of the five
books that make up the Torah that
he brought with him from Prague
in 1983. "These were literally the
last copies left in all of
Czechoslovakia," Schneier said.
The new Czech-Hebrew edition
will be used at religious services in
the Altneu Synagogue in Prague
and other Jewish houses of wor-
ship in that country, he said.
The one-volume edition
reproduces the covers of the last
editions of the five books of the
Torah published in Czechoslovakia
in the two languages: Genesis,
published in Prague in 1932; Ex-
odus, 1935; Leviticus, 1938;
Numbers 1939; and Deuteronomy,
1950. Because the latter had been
published only in Hebrew, a
translation into Czech was
prepared in Prague for the new
Jewish Agency Adopts Budget
JAR-ILAN Dr. Carl Klein (right), rabbi
\l Hallandale Jewish Center, chats with
rirc President George Bush and Dr.
Smanuel Rackman, president of the Bar-
lan University, at the 30th anniversary
Celebration of the establishment of Bar-
lllan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. Bush
received an honorary law degree. Dr. Klein
was one of the founders of the university
and was the first assistant to the president
of Bar-nan for a period of four years.
Photo by Alexander Archer.
Israeli Inventor Bridges
heaven and Earth
UJA Press Service
[ JERUSALEM Thobsands of
rs ago in Biblical times, Jacob
reamed of a ladder joining
aven and earth. The Bible tells
i that Jacob "called the name of
(le place Beth El," the house of
but that the actual name of
fie city was Luz.
[ For years ago, Arnold Goldman
a dream about connecting
aven and earth through solar
nergy, and he formed a company
i make his dream come true. He
ttlii'ii his company Luz.
I Goldman's vision was to harness
he energy of the sun to power
ome of the earth's industry.
^though he is not the first person
nurture such a dream, his in-
lovative ideas are helping this
rowing field to develop its ex-
iting potential.
| Goldman, a 42-year-old elec-
rical engineer, made aliyah from
[ nd five children. He is among the
housands of Jews in Israel today
Wiose transition into Israeli life
jras aided by the Jewish Agency,
ne main beneficiary agency of the
United Jewish Appeal-Federation
^iie and wanted to live
i Israel so much that he sold his
ompany and made aliyah. In
brael he spent two years in in-
dependent research deciding how
pis considerable energies and
dents could contribute to Israel's
conomy and advancement. He
Pecided solar energy was the
Investors and the Israeli
overnment provided the funds
rat Goldman and a small group of
fight believers needed to form
The result was a parabola-
aPed mirror solar collector that
concentrates sunlight on a
Vacuum tube filled with oil.
The oil reaches temperatures of
" degrees Fahrenheit and cu-
rates through a heat exchanger
provide steam for a direct in-
Oustrial process or to drive a
generator. The entire unit is con-
trolled by a computer and a sun
sensor that drive a motor which,
in turn, adjusts thewllector to the
exact angle of the sun, he
Although other companies use a
similar design, what is unique is
the oil-filled steel pipe sealed in a
glass enclosed vacuum. Each sec-
tion of this tube is joined in a com-
plex process to hold the vacuum
and compensate for the different
expansion rates of the steel and
glass, an efficient method of con-
serving the heat of the oil.
Another important Luz innova-
tion is the concept of selling
energy rattier than equipment to
clients, just as a utility company
sells energy. This involves a com-
plicated arrangement with a
limited partnpr who buys the
equipment from Luz and takes ad-
vantage of tax credits offered by
the American government. It
makes solar energy financially
International attention in the
energy field focused on this Israeli
pioneer last winter in California,
where construction began on the
world's largest Solar Electric
Generating System (SEGS II),
which will provide power to
25,000 homes by next year.
Interior Secretary Donald P.
Hodel participated in the dedica-
tion of the plant, a 33 megawatt,
$92 million project in Daggett,
138 miles northeast of Los
Angeles. The plant is adjacent to
SEGS I, which supplies energy to
10,000 Southern California homes
by a 13.8 megawatt, $62 million
installation that Goldman
In Southern Israel, Goldman's
solar units are cooking french
fries and in North Carolina, they
are dyeing fabrics.
Luz is still in its developmental
stages, but it is showing concrete-
ly how Israel, the U.S. and other
countries can obtain energy in-
dependency through an unlimited
energy source. For Goldman and
others, the sun is the key the
ladder that can join heaven and
Jewish Agency Assembly approv-
ed a $413 million budget for fiscal
1985-86 before the close of its an-
nual meeting last month, plus an
additional $48 million for Project
The Assembly urged Jewish
communities abroad to continue
their efforts until all deprived
neighborhoods in Israel are
rehabilitated. It also decjded to
promote new economic projects in
slum neighborhoods and develop-
ment towns where unemployment
is high.
Other decisions were to refrain
from competitive fund-raising. All
fund-raising, except for the
women's organizations, will be
conducted by the United Jewish
Appeal in the U.S. and the United
Israel Appeal elsewhere. All
Jewish Agency departments were
instructed to offer their services
without giving preferential treat-
ment to any trend in Judaism.
With respect to immigration
and absorption, the Assembly
decided to consider ways to in-
crease the involvement of new im-
migrant associations in Israel.
One delegate, John Najmann of
London, urged greater efforts to
promote the immigration of
wealthy Jews to Israel. He told
the plenary session of the
Assembly that potential wealthy
immigrants should be invited to
Israel to see they can enjoy living
standards to which they are ac-
customed. They should be told, he
said, that life in Israel is
stimulating, that schools and
hospitals are good and it is safe to
walk the streets at night. "I feel
that in the past there has been a
tendency to present Israel as a
stretcher case rather than the suc-
cess story it is," Najmann said.
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Bringing Back The Bygone Era Of Sunday In The Park
Sunday. July 21st at 6 to 8 PM
T.Y. will swing to
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Sunday, August 11th at 6 to 8 PM
the concerto continue with the
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Sunday, September 29th
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Israel Economy Watch
Students feel Crisis
ment has become a major problem
in Israel.
The Jewish Agency is helping
limit unemployment by job train-
ing and placement programs for
new immigrants, Youth Aliyah
teenagers and residents in
distressed neighborhoods. It aids
Moshavim in economic difficulty
and deserving university
The Agency's Settlement Study
Center has developed a 10-year
plan that will help Israel restruc-
ture its economy and create jobs
needed in the 21st Century. The
plan would provide comprehen-
sive economic and social develop-
ment focusing on 13 development
towns. Development towns in-
clude 10 percent of Israel's
population, but 40 percent of its
jobless. The plan will also include
272 nearby Kibbutzim and
Of the 13 towns, all have Project
Renewal neighborhoods, including
eight twinned to U.S. Jewish
The plan would cost $860
million over 10 years with Israel's
national and local governments
bearing most of the cost The
Jewish Agency would provide $10
million each year, to provide for
vocational training, community
and public facilities, and water,
gas, electricity and transportation
The project has been initiated at
Bet Shemesh, but so far it has
been funded only by the local
regional council. The Israeli
government is reducing expen-
ditures this year to limit debt
growth and currency reserves
Israel's university students are
feeling the effects of the nation's
economic crisis.
Students are paying more in tui-
tion ($850 this year, up 21.4 per-
cent since last year), laboratory
fees, books, rent (dormitory and
off-campus apartments). Most are
older, army veterans who must
support themselves and young
families despite record living
costs. Few part-time jobs are
available. Most parents are hard-
pressed and cannot help.
At Ben Gurion University in
Beersheba. the budget has been
cut by $10 million, 50 professors
and 55 administrators will be fired
and pay cuts will reach 25 percent.
Hebrew University's medical
school reports that many resear-
chers are seeking positions out-
side Israel where latest equip-
ment is available. Bar-Ilan and
Haifa Universities, Weitzmann
Institute of Science, Technion In-
stitute (the mainly source of Israel
engineers), and Tel Aviv Universi-
ty (280 faculty laid off in past two
years), also are absorbing severe
reductions that affect every
In the past 10 years, enrollment
in the seven major universities has
increased by 30 percent, to
65,000, but the number of pro-
fessors has declined by 3 percent.
And, since 1974, the overall public
share of annual university
operating budgets has been reduc-
ed to $220 million, down 28 per-
cent. Demand is substantial on the
Jewish Agency's strained $65
million education budget, which
mainly comes from the UJA/Com-
munity Campaign.
It costs an average of $5,700 to
provide one year's education for
each student. Aid through the
Jewish Agency is vital if the peo-
ple of Israel are to compete suc-
cessfully in high-technology and
other fields; maintain their
qualitative edge in the region;
develop their intellectual and
cultural life; convince their
brightest students to remain in
Israel; and reinvigorate their
pioneer spirit.
100,000 Jobless
JERUSALEM For the first
time, more than 100,000 Israelis
are unemployed, increasing the
need for all UJA job-related pro-
grams, including those in Project
The National Insurance In-
stitute reports 102,202 Israelis
were unemployed in January, 7.3
percent of the 1.4-milIion work
force. The .total is up almost 50
percent. It is Israel's highest
jobless rate since 1965.
Rising unemployment is a side-
effect of complex efforts to
rebuild the economy. Taxes,
prices and wages were frozen for
three months until Feb. 4. Then,
Israel raised taxes and fees;
lowered price supports; limited
wage increases; and cut public
spending. The goals are to
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restructure towards high-
technology-oriented, private-
sector economy and this requires
inflation control and retraining
many workers.
The need has thus increased to
aid Youth Aliyah job-training pro-
grams; Agency-funded education;
settlements struggling for
economic self-sufficiency; and ab-
sorption centers helping new im-
migrants find suitable positions.
In particular, the need has grown
in ALL 57 Renewal
Neighbrohoods twinned to U.S.
Jewish communities.
Crisis Remains Grave
Premier Shimon Peres has con-
ceded that Israel's economic crisis
remains grave and blamed it in
part on the government's in-
abilitiy to decide where to cut the
budget. Though substantial cuts
already have been made they fall
short of original goals.
Interviewed recently on televi-
sion, Peres spoke of the "empty
purse even emptier than I had
thought" when he took office last
September. But he insisted that
he was not seeking to blame
anyone. He also said there was a
bright side. An overseas task
force of major industrialists and
entrepreneurs are already acheiv-
ing substantial success in opening
export markets for Israeli goods,
Peres said. He noted that a team
of American economic experts
who came here earlier this year
for a meeting of the joint
Israel-U.S. economic council were
enthusiastic about Israel's high
technology industries.
Peres reiterated his belief that
Israel's economic infrastructure is
solid. He noted that out of a na-
tional budget of $23 billion, $12
billion went to service the national
and international debt. He noted
that about $450 million has been
cut from the defense budget,
which he called a substantial sum.
However. "I will not support the
destruction of our defense,"
Peres, a former Defense Minister,
declared. He indicated that no fur-
ther reductions will be con-
templated in the defense budget.
He said the various ministries
have trimmed $200 million from
their budgets and government
price support subsidies have been
reduced by more than $900
million. But some of the govern-
ment's bold decisions have not
been implemented and others
turned out to be mishaps.
The government was determin-
ed to cut down the civil service but
instead the vast bureaucracy has
continued to grow, according to
the lastest manpower statistics.
In the last three months, about
20,000 civil service workers were
added to the payroll, despite a
freeze on hiring and the lay-off of
about 15,000 employees. The drop
in the unemployment rate from
6.4 percent to 5.8 percent, accor-
ding to figures released by the
Central Bureau of Statistics, is at-
tributable to the rise in civil ser-
vice manpower. At present, some
416,000 Israelis earn their living
in the public sector, a record high
since the State was founded 37
years ago.
Confronted with these statisics,
economic policy-makers said they
are reminded of Sisyphus, the
legendary King of Corinth who
was condemmed to roll a heavy
stone up a steep hill in Hades only
to have it roll down again as it
neared the top.
Batting the Rate
Project Renewal. The partner-
ship program between Jews in 257
U.S. communities and 57 distress-
ed Israeli neighborhoods, is com-
batting Israel's growing
unemployment in concrete ways.
Here are recent examples:
Specially-trained local steering
committee members have been
meeting with unemploy.,,1
residents in 40 neighborhoods '
couraging them, and helping tW
find work where possible WhZ
workisunavailable, job training^
EQUIPMENT. Renewal has PUf
chased via the organization fj
rehabilitation thorugh trainme
electronics, computer and
biochemical job-training equin-'
ment for Migdal Haemeki
($150,000) and Shderot, Maalot
and Hazor ($70,000 each). Hiri
school students train by day
adults by evening. Every Renewal
Neighborhood has job-trainine
pilot worshop, 12 Tiberias)
residents learn weaving, then s
their products. The profit inac-
tive may speed the learning prJT
cess, enabling more adults to bel
trained each year.
JOBS. Forty-five Bet Shean
adults learn in a two-week course
how work habits influence job I
retention. Attendance, punctuali-1
ty and initiative are stressed.
BANKRUPTCY. Twenty small-1
business owners in Bet Shean are
learning now to stay in business.
Courses cover pricing, bidding (or I
tenders, accountancy and diver-
sification. Successful results havf
been even led to more hiring, t j
Communities aiding these
neighborhoods include: Los
Angeles. Long Beach, Palm Spr-
ings, Sacramento, San Jose; Salt |
Lake City; Reno; Honolulu;
Topeka, Witchita; St. Louis, Kan-1
sas City, Mo.; Tulsa; Buffalo and \
Rochester, N.Y.; and the Penn-
sylvania Cluster.
These examples can be
developed and more widely ap-
plied only if American Jews hejp^
contributing now to Project
Renewal through the United
Jewish Appeal/Federation
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Religious-Secular Tensions Increase
Friday, July 19, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Sooth Broward-Hoilywood
Page 13
escalating religious-secular ten-
sions in Israel which have politi-
and sociologists worried
vere farther inflamed recently
Iwhen an Orthodox Cabinet
[minister claimed the deaths of 19
Petach Tikva school children in a
train-bus collision was an act of
divine retribution for Sabbath
desecrations in Petach Tikva.
The remark by Interior Minister
Yitzhak Peretz of the tiny Shas
Party brought immediate
demands for his ouster from the
bereaved parents. It will'be the
subject of a parliamentary ques-
tion to which Premier Shimon
Peres will have to reply in the
Knesset. It has been denounced
not only by political figures of left
and right but by many rabbis and
Rabbi Fears Split With Orthodox
NEW YORK A leading Or-
I thodox rabbinical scholar has
I asserted that American Jewry is
now on a course which, within
decades, "will lead to a split of the
Jewish people into two religious
I or two social groups."
Rabbi Irving Greenberg said the
[two groups would be fundamen-
tally divided and that their
members will be unwilling to
|marry each other. Rabbi
Sreenberg, president of the Na-
tional Jewish Resource Center
IpjJRC), presented his evaluation
fin a new publication, "Will There
The Department of Florida
dies Auxiliary, Jewish War
Veterans, U.S.A. recently elected
tits state officers, committee
chairmen and committee for
1985-86. Installing Officer, past
department president Mae
hreiber of Kendall installed the
Department President Edith
'Jovins of Kendall and a member
of South Dade Auxiliary No. 778;
enior Vice President Lillian
Veintraub of Boynton Beach and
nember of Auxilirary 520; Junior
/ice President Rita Saslaw of
liuyniDi) Beaoa..member,of'Aux*
fliarv 440; Chaplain Pearl Tyler of
Pembroke Pines, member of Aux-
ary No. 177; Patriotic Instructor
I. Shirley Sonne Casselberry and
nember of Orlando Auxiliary No.
759; Conductress Pauline Duke of
N. Miami Beach, member of Aux-
iliary 682; Treasurer Past Depart-
nent President Ceil Zucker of
Pembroke Pines and member of
\uxiliary 682; Historian Ann
eidler of Miami, member of
outh Dade Auxiliary 778; Guard
Esther Pow of Deerfield Beach
and member of Auxiliary 265;
[Corresponding Secretary
Jharlotte Mittler of Miami,
nember of West Miami No. 223;
ecording Secretary Phyllis Shaw
of North Bay Village, member of
|Abe Horrowitz Auxiliary 682;
Musician Donna Linden of South
EJade 778.
The Department of Florida is
[composed of four County Councils
Ithrouphout the State, represen-
ting 35 auxiliaries.
About 4,000 religious zealots
aemonstrated over the weekend
against a new municipal swimm-
,n.K pool in the Ramot
neighborhood because it will be
Pen on the Sabbath and will per-
n't mixed bathing men and
Several motorists were slightly
wounded Saturday when their
^s were stoned by ultra-
orthodox Jews in the adjacent
^'ghborhood of Ramot Eahkol.
be One Jewish People by the Year
2000?" issued by the NJRC.
Greenberg charged that such
polarization was strategically,
morally and theologically wrong,
and he urged the development of
"a systematic religious dialogue
to confront and avert this impen-
ding crisis."
He described the dangerous
issues leading to the threat as
those which effect identity and
personal status, citing the "Who
is a Jew Controversy" and the so-
called patrilinear identity descent
proposal offered by the American
Reform movement.
He estimated that the schism, if
it occurs, will mean that by the
year 2000, almost one fifth of
American Jews could have their
status as Jews contested by Or-
thodox Jews.
Greenberg blamed the "self-
centeredness" of fundamental
and liberal Jews for the escalation
of this problem. He contended
that each movement prefers to
solve social and religious problems
in ways most convenient and at-
tractive to themselves, thereby, in
effect, "writing off the concerns
of the needs of the other
denominations." He called that
pattern "suicidal" because each
group "needs and helps the
presence of the others," adding
that "the strengthening of each
(Jewish) group is the best in-
surance for the survival of all
religious scholars.
Peretz's linkage of a tragic acci-
dent to divine wrath was backed
by the Shas Party's spiritual men-
tor, the aged Rabbi Eliezer Shach,
head of the Ponevezh yeshiva in
Bnei Brak, who said Peretz spoke
as a rabbi, not a government
But Rabbi Yisrael Lau, chief
Rabbi of Netanya, admonished his
Orthodox colleague. No one can
know the workings of divine
justice he said. Prof. Ephraim Ur-
bach, an eminent Talmudist who
heads Israel's prestigious
Academy of Sciences, spoke
scornfully of Peretz's "Toto (foot-
ball pools) theology." He was
referring to the fact that many
Shas voters spend their Sabbath
throwing rocks at people driving
to football matches.
Non-religious personages have
denounced Peretz's remark as
primitive and unfeeling. The Or-
thodox minister was referring to
the protracted controversy over
the Petach Tikva municipality's
permission to a local cinema to
stay open Friday nights. The
movie house has been the scene of
frequent clashes when religious
zealots have tried by force to keep
patrons from entering the
The Petach Tikva controversy is
only one of many involving the
right of Israelis to decide for
themselves whether or not to
abide by religious strictures.
There have been violent
demonstrations in Tel Aviv for the
past several Saturdays over a
cultural event at the Habima
In Haifa, there is a controversy
over whether the recently reac-
tivated cable subway ascending
Mt. Carmel will operate on Satur-
days. A bitter dispute in
Jerusalem concerns whether a
municipal swimming pool in the
suburb of Ramot will be open on
The Knesset recently was
thrown into an uproar when a bill
forbidding the raising and
marketing of pork in Israel passed
its first reading. The bill was sup-
ported by the Labor-Likud coali-
tion to appease their religious
coalition partners. Opponents said
the measure was an infringement
on individual rights.
The religious-secular struggle
over whether Orthodox religion
will dominate Israeli life has been
going on since the State was
founded. Sociologists warn it is
heating up now and will polarize
the country.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, July 19, 1985
Teenagers Relive
History in Israel
Continued from Page 1
have chosen to live in Israel, Arm-
strong said.
"We would sit in class and learn
history and then the next day we
would go there and act it out. We
would feel what our ancestors
felt," Craig said. "I learned
history through Jewish eyes."
Lisa's fondest memory of her
trip came on a "tiyul" a field
"We climbed Masada at 4 in the
morning and experienced what
the Jews did when they were clim-
bing. We did everything they did.
I felt like I was back in that time.
In the end we all decided we would
have committed suicide just like
our ancestors did," she said.
Craig and Jody remember their
trips to the Western Wall as the
hilight of their stay in Israel.
"We all walked to the Wall
together to do a service. Other
people at the Wall joined us. We
danced in a circle, sat and talked.
We realized all the history that
came before and what we had to
do to make it ours. It was a very
special moment," Jody said.
The students also learned a lot
about the Israeli culture and home
Craig spent Shavuot on a
moshav with an Israeli family.
"The Israelis are so generous with
what they have. The hospitalilty is
unbelievable. They're not happy
until you are. We became so close
in the short time I stayed there,"
he said.
Jody added: "What is important
to people there is so different
from our culture. When you meet
the Israeli people, you are faced
with a whole new world the
world of your heritage and values.
Before I went to Israel my biggest
crisis was what movie to see.
After seeing how they have to
live, I value friendships, people
and caring!"
Armstrong finds that most of
her students change as a result of
the trip. "The experience matures
them tremendously. This is the
age where kids are seeking an
identity as human beings. High
School in Israel gives them just
that. They come back and know
where they're going because they
know where they came from. For
some kids the program is a
miracle," she said.
Armstrong credits much of the
program's success in South
Broward to the Jewish Federation
of South Broward. "Before the
Federation got involved in
September of 1982 one or two
kids from this area went. Since
that time more than 125 South
Broward students have attended
the High School in Israel. The sup-
port of the Jewish Federation of
South Broward has been tremen-
dous both morally and financially
and they have demonstrated that
they support an Israel experience
for our youth," she said.
The next High School in Israel
trip leaves on Sept. 2. There is
also an adult program. For details
of these trips and information
about signing up, contact Judy
Armstrong at 921-8810.
Candle Lighting Time
July 19 7:56 p.m.
July 26 7:53 p.m.
Religious directory
a Leri Yitsebok Lubavitch, 1296 E. Hallandaie Beach Blvd., Hallan
dale; 468-1877. Rabbi Rafael Tennenhaus. Daily service. 7:66 a.m., 8:30 p.m.; Friday
evening, 6:80 p.m.; Saturday morning, 9 a.m., Saturday evening, 7:80 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a-m. and 6:30 p.m. Religious school: Grade. 1-8. Nursery school Monday
through Friday. ^^
Yug Israel of Hollywood 3291 Stirling Road; 966-7877, Rabbi Edward Davis
Daily services, 7:30 a.m.. sundown; Sabbath services, one hour before sundown; Sab-
bath morning, 9 o'clock: Sunday, 8 a.m.
Hallaadale Jewish Ce.ter 416 NE 8th Ave.; 464-9100. Rabbi Carl Klein Daily
services, 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:45 a.m
Teasple Beth Shalos. 1400 N. 46th Ave., Hollywood; 981-6111. Rabbi Morton
Malavsky. Daily services, 7:46 a.m., sundown; Sabbath evening, 8:16 o'clock Sab-
bath morning, 9 o'clock. Religious school. Kindergarten8
Tessple Beth Aha. 9730 Stirling Rossi, Hollywood; 481-6100. Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek. Services daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning 8:46 a.m. Religious
School: Nursery, Bar Mitzvah. Judaica High 8chool.
Tessple Israel of Miraatar 6920 SW S6th St.; 981-1700. Rabbi Raphael Adler
Daily services, 8:30 a.m.; Sabbath, 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning. 8:46 o'clock. Religious
School: pre-kindergarten-8
Tessple Siaai 1201 Johnson St., Hollywood: 920-1577. Rabbi Richard J. Margolia,
8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 9 a.m. Religious school: Pre kindergarten-Judaica Hiirti
School. ^"^
Tessple Balk El 1361 S. 14th Ave., Hollywood; 920-8226. Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe
Sabbath evening 8 p.m. Sabbath morning 11 a.m. Religious school: Grades K-10.
Tessple Beth Esset Pembroke Pines General Hospital auditorium, 2261 Universi-
ty Drive, Pembroke Pines: 481-8638. Rabbi Bennett Greenspon. Sabbath services.
8:16 p.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten -10
Tessple Sole! 6100 Sheridan St., Hollywood: 98*0206. Rabbi Robert P. Fraiin.
Sabbath services, 8:16 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 10:30 o'clock Religious school: Pre-
Rasaat Shalos* 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation: 472-8600. Rabbi Elliot
Skidell. Sabbath servicjes, 8:15 p.m. Religious school: PreJrindergart*Jn-8:

recently sponsored a breakfast for the plan-
ned David Posnack JCC. In the front row
from left to rieht are Jeff Green, Joyce
Newman, Ron Rothschild. In the back row,
David Horvitz, Bill Litman, Mark Fried,
Brenda Greenman and Mark Sherman.
JCC BREAKFAST A breakfast spon-
sored by Advest, Inc. was recently held at
Emerald Hills Country Club in order to pro-
mote the David Posnack Jewish Community
Center, which is in the midst of a 120-day
media and building campaign blitz. In the
front row from left are Rick Knee, Jem
Engelhard and Ken Jackson. In the back
row, Ed Finkelstein, Kerry Zias, Jonathu
Salit and Richard Cotler.
paign Committee discussed final plans for
the 120-day campaign and media blitz for
the David Posnack Jewish Community
Center, which will be built in southwest
Broward County. In the front row, from
left to right are Lanny Gelfand, Brenda
Greenman, president of the JCC, Sumner
G. Kaye, executive director of the JewJ
Federation of South Broward. In the w
row from left are Al Finch, Jerome D."
nick, Ed Finkelstein, executive director
the JCC, Harry Eiehler, Ron Abraham.
Nelson Dembs, Dr. Joel Schneider,, **
building campaign chairman and new
Zias, JCC campaign associate.

Friday, July 19, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 15
Lanny Gelfand
Harry Eichler
Dr. Joel Schneider
JCC 120-Day Drive
Continued from Page 1
I contribute to the project. It's just
la matter of getting the word out
and finding the time to do it," he
"I see a tremendous feeling in
the community for this Jewish
[Community Center. We are going
(to reach our goal."
Mrs. Greenman and Dr.
I Schneider are not alone in their
I opinions.
"I believe that once the rest of
I the community sees the building
Ion its way we won't need any
Imore campaigns for the JCC,"
lsaid Lanny Gelfand, secretary of
Ithe JCC.
"There are people who have
[delayed giving because they are
[not really sure it's going to fly.
feut when they see the first shovel
land the first brick, they will come
Added Harry Eichler, vice
president of fundraising for the
JCC: "If more people make their
commitment, a bandwagon effect
vill occur and others will join us.
"It's time to believe the JCC is
pf'r real," he said.
Both Eichler and Gelfand said
120-day blitz is vitally impor-
nt to spark the JCC drive.
"It will lend impetus to the cam-
aign. It's going to work out real-
' well. We're going to reach our
iroal," Gelfand stated.
Why does South Broward need
a full-fledged Jewish Community
The answer according to Mrs.
Greenman is Jewish survival.
"I have been here for 27 years
and the quality of Jewish life is not
what it used to be. When I moved
to Hollywood the Jewish people all
knew each other almost on a
first name basis.
"Today that's not so and our
Jewish children are growing up
and they don't know each other.
We really need a central meeting
place where our Jewish youth can
grow up in a Jewish atmosphere."
Mrs. Greenman is not alone in
her opinion.
Dr. Schneider, who also is chair-
man of the fundraising campaign
and steering committee for the
JCC building fund, agrees with
Mrs. Greenman, saying that the
"JCC at this time is the Sheridan
7 Theaters where all the young
teenagers seem to gather.
"We'd like to change that and
give them a place of their own. We
want them to feel just as comfor-
table in meeting at the JCC with
their friends and using that as a
focus instead of Burger King, the
Sheridan 7 Theaters and the
malls," Schneider added.
He said the current JCC opera-
tion in the past several years has
seen a tremendous increase in its
use from 4,000 clients taking
part in different JCC activities to
more than 29,000 last year.
"This includes the elderly, the
children, the singles," Schneider
"And we're doing it without a
true center," he added.
"By building a facility we're
hoping to involve young Jewish
families in the totality of Jewish
life where an entire family can
come for evenings and on the
weekends to enjoy both sport and
cultural activities.
"There will be something for
everybody and yet it is something
you can do together."
Mrs. Greenman said the
Posnack JCC will reach many of
the Jewish families now unaf-
filiated. Statistics indicate that
only 20 percent of the Jewish com-
munity is affiliated with a
synagogue or temple.
"Many people feel that the 80
percent who don't belong to a
synagogue or temple will join a
center," Mrs. Greenman said. By
increasing their awareness of
Judaism, JCC officials believe it
will help increase temple
The 120-day countdown is now
ticking away. Everyone in-
terested in contributing to the
JCC building fund can do so by
contacting Ed Finkelstein, ex-
ecutive director of the JCC, at
921-6511 or Kerry Zias, JCC cam-
paign associate, at 921-8810.
Continued from Page 1
together. We believe that the majority of the Jewish people, who
are now unaffiliated will join their JCC, and as the JCC reinforces
their Jewish identity they will either join synagogues, temples
or other Jewish organizations.
The Posnack JCC is vitally needed to keep South Broward's
Jewish community together.
The needs and benefits of the Posnack JCC exist.
Now we just need you!
FRIENDSHIP Joe Gordon, program chairman for the
Friendship Club of the Senior Center of the JCC, reads to a
resident at the Dania Nursing Home. The club, which has
about 30 members, regularly visits nursing homes in South
[iCC Corporate Task Force The kick-off
I meeting of the JCC Corporate Task Force
I was held earlier this month. In the front
[from left to right are Joyce Newman, co-
| chair of the JCC Corporate Task Force,
I Brenda Greenman, JCC president, Ron R.
Rothschild, co-chair of the JCC Corporate
Task Force. Standing are Ed Finkelstein,
JCC executive director and William Lone,
co-chair of the JCC Corporate Division. Not
shown in the photo are Art Frimet, co-chair
of the JCC Corporate Division and Russell
Sepielli, co-chair of the JCC Corporate
Kerry Zias to Oversee JCC Drive
Kerry A. zias, 31, is the new
I JCC capital campaign coordinator
[who will oversee the building fund
k*uive for the 29-acre David
[Posnack Jewish Community
I Center.
i Zias, who started working in
May for the Jewish Federation of
I *>uth Broward, is a native New
*orker. He was the founding
I chairperson of the Jewish Com-
[nuinity Network in Queens. The
I network is the premiere business
and professional singles group in
Queens and Nassau counties.
Zias has earned both a
bachelor's and master's degree in
business administration from Na-
tional University in San Diego,
7im said he is looking forward
to the 120-day JCC media and
campaign blitz which has just
started for the David Posnack
Jewish Community Center.
'It is an exrtraordinary oppor-
tunity to help build a JCC that will
serve the community," Zias said,
adding that he thinks the Posnack
JCC will stand as a symbol of the
Jewish community in South
Zias, who also will work as a
campaign associate for the beach
area during the Federation cam-
paign, is engaged to Sarah
Meirowitz, a Hebrew and Israeli
Cruise, Theater
Trip Set for July
There is still space for anyone
interested in a Tampa Sea
Escape-Theater Tour. Call the
JCC of South Broward to join the
three day and two night excursion
which runs from July 30 to Aug. 1.
The trip includes round-trip
deluxe motor coach accommoda-
tions, a full cruise with casino and
meals, deluxe hotel accommoda-
tions including breakfast and din-
ner as well as Naples Dinner
Theater. Cost for JCC members is
$199; non-members, $209. For
Kerry Zias
reservations, call Dene at
Tone up your body with
Dancercise. New classes at the
Southeast Focal Point Senior
Center began July 10. The classes
will be held every Wednesday and
Friday thereafter. The cost is $1
per class. Anyone still interested
in participating, should call Bon-
nie or Karen at 921-6518.
Jewelry Design
The Southeast Focal Point
Senior Center is now offering a
new class on designing and mak-
ing jewelry. Yaffit Sover, who
now is teaching a pottery course
at the center, is the instructor for
the jewelry-making class. The
class began at the JCC, 2838
Hollywood Blvd. The registration
fee is $20 for the four-week
course. Anyone still interested in
participating should call Bonnie or
Karen at 921-6518.
French Class
Do you want to speak French?
Speak the romantic international
language quick and easy, with
Simone Cohen at the Southeast
Focal Point Senior Center, 2838
Hollywood Blvd., $2 per class. A
new class begins on Monday, July
15, at 12:30 p.m. Class continues
every Monday. Bring pencil and
paper. Anyone still interested in
attending the class, should call
Bonnie or Karen at 921-6518.

Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, July 19, 1986
15 Jewish Underground Members Found Guilty
ty verdicts were handed down by
a Jerusalem district court last
week on 15 Jewish defendants
from the West Bank charged with
a series of violent acts against
Arab civilians and membership in
a Jewish underground terrorist
organization. Sentences should be
pronounced within the week. The
three-judge panel found Menahem
Livni, alleged ringleader, Shaul
Nir and Uzi Sharbaf, guilty of
murder and attempted murder in
connection with the 1983
machinegun and grenade attack
on the Islamic College in Hebron
in which three Palestinian
students were killed. Two other
defendants, Yitzhak Ganiram and
Barak Nir, were convicted of at-
tempted murder and
manslaughter for their part in the
The verdicts, rendered 13 mon-
ths after the trial began, ended
one of the most controversial legal
proceedings in Israel's history.
The defendants, all Orthodox
Jews, including Gush Emunim
militants, had strong support
from religious and rightwing na-
tionalist elements in Israel and
among Jews abroad.
They claimed that whatever ac-
tions they engaged in were in
defense of Jewish lives and pro-
perty because the government
allegedly failed to protect Jewish
settlers from Arab terrorists.
But the judges, Yaacov Bazak,
president of the court, Zvi Cohen
and Shmuel Finkelstein, refused
to buy that argument. They re-
jected a defense motion to admit
as evidence examples of what the
accused said was a deterioration
of security for Jewish settlers in
the territory.
The terrorist gang was rounded
up after a foiled attempt to bomb
four Arab buses in East
Jerusalem in March, 1984 and ex-
posure of a plot to blow up Islamic
shrines on the Temple Mount in
East Jerusalem.
Originally, 27 defendants were
put on trial. Ten of them were
convicted earlier on the basis of
plea-bargained confessions and
are either serving sentences or
have completed their time. Two
others, Israel Defense Force of-
ficers, are to be tried separately
and are presently free on bail.
Plea bargaining played a part on
the convictions of some of the re-
maining 15 defendants. A charge
of attempted murder was reduced
to causing grave bodily harm in
the June, 1980 car bombings
which maimed two West Bank
Arab mayors and blinded an
Israeli Druze border policeman
when he tried to defuse a bomb in
the car of a third Arab mayor.
One of the accused in that case,
Yitzhak Novik, said in court that
the verdict was unjust because "I
did what I did in order to protect

my family and neighbors." He
claimed that "it's been proven"
that the car bombings resulted in
a diminution of Arab terrorism in
the West Bank for two years.
Four defendants were convicted
of attempted murder for planting
time bombs in the chassis of four
Arab-owned buses on March 4,
1984. The bombs were timed to
explode while the buses were mak-
ing their rounds through the
crowded streets of an Arab
neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
The judges were divided over
whether the plan to blow up the
Dome of the Rock mosque on the
Temple Mount was a conspiracy.
Bazak held it was not because no
date was set for the attack. But
Cohen and Finkelstein ruled there
was a conspiracy because the
defendants acquired wired ex-
plosives, prepared bombs and
maintained surveillance of the
Yehuda Etzion, described as the
No. 2 man of terrorist
underground, was said to have
been obsessed with the need to
"cleanse" the Temple Mount, an-
cient site of the Second Temple.
He considered the presence of
Islamic houses of worship there an
"abomination." He told the court
history would vindicate him
because the Dome of the Rock and
the Al Aksa mosque would, even-
tually, be removed.
The court heard character
witnesses testify on behalf of the
accused. These included Gen.
Rehavim Ze'evi, former comman-
ding officer of the Central Com-
mand; Yahad Party Knesset
member Binyamin Ben-Eliezer;
and former Finance Minister
Yigal Cohen-Orgad of Likud. All
accused the present and past
governments of laxity toward
Arab terrorists in the West Bank
and failure to protect Jewish
The trial, which began in the
spring of 1984, was suspended un-
til after the July Knesset elections
and resumed last September,
opened the court to charges of
favoritism toward the defendants.
Although bail was denied, the ac-
cused were allowed to mingle
freely with family and friends.
They were allowed to talk to
reporters during recess and had
access to telephones.
A minor scandal occurred last
month when the defendants, be-
ing transported from the cour-
thouse to jail, were permitted to
take a swim in the Mediter
enroute. The police officer"
charge was severely reprin
and demoted.
The sentences are
awaited with keen anticipatk
Life sentences are mandatory |
the men convicted of murder t
tough sentences seem likely
the others. But most Isn
doubt any of the convicts
serve more than token time.
Israel's release last May
1,150 Palestinian and other
rorists serving sentences
murder and other serious crin
in exchange for three Is.
soldiers held by Palestinian
rorists in Damascus touched!
demands for the immedj
release of the accused Jewish I
rorists. The issue became hd.
Premier Shimon Peres foi
necessary to ask Attonl
General Yitzhak Zamir for an<
nion. Zamir ruled that the
process must be followed t
to its conclusion and
sentences are pronounced i
defendants apply for clemen
President Chaim Herzog,
alone has power to grant |
said he would consider
tions individually on their i
after sentencing.
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