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Volume 20 Number 4
Hollywood, Florida Friday, February 16, 1990
Price. 35 Cents
AJCongress To Hear
12 Ambassadors
American Jewish Congress
expects over 300 delegates to
take part in American Jewish
Congress' 1990 National Bien-
nial Convention which will be
held in West Palm Beach Feb.
16-19, at the Palm Hotel. It
will be hosted by the Southeast
Region. The theme for the
convention is, "The New Plur-
alism: At Home and Abroad,"
according to regional presi-
dent Bernard Mandler.
Convention agenda includes
the participation of ambassa-
dors from 12 countries. They
will take part in two roundta-
ble discussions and will attend
a black-tie ball in their honor
Feb. 18 at the Ocean Grand
Hotel.
Confirmed dignitaries are
Marcilio Marques Moreira of
Brazil. El Sayed A.R. El
Reedy of Egypt, Juergen Ruh-
fus of West Germany, Dr.
Peter Varkonvi of Hungary,
Moshe Arad of Israel, Charles
P. Gomis of the Ivory Coast,
Masamichi Hanabusa (Consul
General in New York) of
Japan, Eugenia A. Word-
sworth-Stevenson of Liberia,
Jan Kinast of Poland, Julian
Santamaria Ossorio of Spain,
Anders Thunborg of Sweden,
and Dzevad Mujezinovic of
Yugoslavia.
In addition, the Mayor of
New York, David Dinkins, will
present the keynote address at
the Opening Plenary session
Feb. 16. He will speak on
"Pluralism's New Meaning
and It's Role in Politics."
Convention program also
will include an impressive list
of local professionals speaking
on a number of topics. They
include, "The Unfinished
Work of the Civil Rights Revo-
lution," which will be
addressed by Sylvia Poitier of
the Broward County Commis-
sion; Carlton Moore, Ft. Laud-
erdale City Commission; John
Due of the Metro-Dade Office
of Black Affairs; Max Castro,
Greater Miami United; and
Dorothy Gaiter, editorial
board, The Miami Herald.
David Saltman, executive
director of Jewish Family Ser-
vice; Sandra Goldberg, Palm
tieach activist; and Soviet Jew
turned Rabbi, Leonid Feld-
man, will speak on "After
Emigration: The Challenge of
Integrating Soviet Jewry."
On the topic of Crises and
Opportunities in Jewish-
Christian Relations," Frank
Magrath of the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews
will speak, along with Rabbi
Sol Schiff, executive vice pres-
ident of the Rabbinical Associ-
ation of Greater Miami, and
Rabbi Sam Silver of Palm
Beach County.
The final forum is, "The
Impact of Changing Family
Patterns on Jewish Life.
Gene Greenzweig, Central
Agency for Jewish Education;
Neil Newstein, Jewish Family
and Children's Service in West
Palm Beach; Rona Bartelstone
of Rona Bartelstone Associ-
ates; and Rhea Schwartzberg,
of Beth Torah Congregation,
will speak.
For information, call 673-
9100 in Dade or 763-8177 in
Broward.
Szeged Synagogue
JDC funding has helped to building will remain a house of
restore the beauty of the 89- prayer on condition that it also
year-old Szeged Synagogue, be used as a symphony hall.
Administration Supports
Same Aid To Israel
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Senior State Department offi-
cials urged Congress to give
the Bush administration
greater flexibility in providing
economic and military assis-
tance to foreign countries.
But Deputy Secretary of
State Lawrence Eagleburger
said that even if Congress did
so, Israel and Egypt would
continue to receive the same
level of aid the two countries
have enjoyed for the last sev-
eral years.
His comments seemed to lift
the uncertainly about whether
there would be a reduction in
aid to Israel, in light of a
proposal made earlier by Sen-
ate Minority Leader Robert
Dole (R-Kan.).
Dole suggested cutting aid
to the five largest recipients by
5 percent, in order to provide
funds for emerging democra-
cies in Eastern Europe and
Panama. The five countries
are Israel, Egypt, the Philip-
pines, Turkey and Pakistan.
While not mentioning Dole's
specific suggestions, Eagle-
burger said the "Dole proposal
has generated what we would
consider to be a useful debate
on the subject."
The deputy secretary's
remarks were made as he and
other State Department offi-
cials briefed reporters on the
department's budgetary
requests for the 1991 fiscal
year.
They include $1.8 billion in
military aid and $1.2 billion
economic aid for Israel, and
$2.3 billion in military aid and
$965 million in economic aid
for Egypt.
Egypt has been linked with
Israel in the aid package, ever
since the two countries signed
the 1978 Camp David Accords.
Aid to several other countries
is also earmarked by Con-
gress, giving the administra-
tion little discretion in appor-
tioning aid to other countries.
According to Eagleburger,
92 percent of the $4.7 billion in
military aid, and 82 percent of
the $3.2 billion in economic
aid, is earmarked by Congress.
This fiscal year, in addition
to retaining the earmarks,
Congress also cut the total
foreign aid budget, meaning
the administration had to cut
or eliminate aid for countries
throughout the world, the
deputy secretary said.
"We need greater flexibility
to meet the rapid changes tak-
ing place around the world,"
said Eagleburger.
Conditions in such places as
Eastern Europe are changing
so rapidly that flexibility is
needed to meet problems as
they occur, rather than have
the money earmarked for spe-
cific items, he said.
Nevertheless, the adminis-
tration has no plans to reduce
aid to the Middle East, espe-
cially with Secretary of State
James Baker "deeply engaged
in the effort to move the peace
process forward."
He appeared to rule out a
change in the appropriations
for Israel and Egypt, even if
there is no progress in the
peace effort, because the Mid-
Continued on Page 3
Since 1900, Szeged's Jewish
community has diminished
from 5,000 to 300 members.
The shrinking community
could no longer maintain its
synagogue. As it began to
deteriorate, the building was
used more as a warehouse and
a center for cultural events
than as a house of prayer.
In 1979, JDC, with the help
of an anonymous donor, began
the process of restoring
Szeged Synagogue. The pro-
ject was completed in Septem-
ber 1989. In an agreement
with the Government, the
The synagogue was built
when the Hungarian Jewish
community was at the height
of its power. Szeged's wealthy
Jewish community provided
ample funds for Chief Rabbi
Emmanuel Low to design the
synagogue as he wished and to
buy the finest building materi-
als available.
Today, the Synagogue can
again be seen in its full splen-
dor, with gold and blue echo-
ing domes, flowing arches, and
finely detailed navy floral
designs.
Reprinted from JDC World.
Bonds, Hadassah To Aid Olim
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Urgent action to help Israel
absorb the tens of thousands of
Soviet Jews beginning to
arrive there has just been
announced by the State of
Israel Bonds Organization and
by Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica.
Hadassah has allocated $1
million for a wide range of
absorption needs.
The Bonds Organization's
aim is to help Israel build
housing and create jobs for the
Soviet Jewish immigrants.
The announcement by
Bonds' North American chair-
man. William Belzberg, cited
reports from the Soviet Union
of a dangerous rise of anti-
Semitism there.
It represents a departure for
the Bonds Organization, which
sells dividend-paying Israeli
bonds as capital investment
instruments in all aspects of
Israel's economic develop-
ment. The organization sold
$789 million in Israeli bonds
worldwide last year.
Now it will launch an emer-
gency effort to convince inves-
tors of $10,000 or more to
purchase new bonds immedi-
ately, to provide loan funds to
Israel for the absorption of
Soviet emigres.
Bush Disturbed
By Reports Of
Anti-Semetism
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
President Bush told two dozen
Jewish leaders at the White
House this week that he is
disturbed about the reports he
has been receiving about the
increased threat of anti-
Semitism in the Soviet Union.
Bush understands that the
issue now is not just emigra-
tion, but rescue," said Malcolm
Hoenlein, executive director of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations.
He said that there was a
"real emotional content" to
the discussion on Soviet Jews.
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South BrowanJ-HollywoodFriday, February 16, 1990
Bus Must Not Derail Peace
Neither the murderous attack on the
Israeli bus in Egypt nor the possibly mis-
quoted words of Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir can be allowed to halt the painfully
slow progress towards peace in the Middle
East.
Egypt and the PLO were quick to con-
demn the slaughter of 10 Israelis and two
Egyptians on their way to Cairo. Yet their
ongoing anti-Israeli rhetoric hardly sets the
tone for curbing such violence.
Shamir quickly clarified his comments on
the need for a "bigger" Israel to absorb the
increasing wave of Soviet Jewish immi-
grants. And he correctly pointed out that
less than one percent of the recent arrivals
actually settled in the territories.
Opponents of the peace process rang-
ing from the extreme right in Israel to
militant Palestinians to the radical states of
Libya, Iran and Syria have been quick to
utilize these latest "incidents" for their
own purposes.
Fortunately, the United States was quick
to voice its horror at the tragic bus attack.
At the highest level, including the Presi-
dent, our government is seeking to make
direct flights from Moscow to Ben Gurion
Airport a reality.
At the same time, the opponents within
Likud should not harden Shamir's position,
which already divides the Israeli public and
world Jewry.
The delicate balance of a coalition gov-
ernment, like democracy itself, may not be
perfect, but it is better than any other form
now possible.
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Tragic Lesson Haunted Goldberg
By MARC H. TANENBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) The
late Justice Arthur Goldberg,
among his many distinctions,
served in the mid-1980s as
chairman of a research study
on the response of American
Jewry to saving Jews during
the Nazi Holocaust.
Together with representa-
tives from most of the major
Jewish religious and com-
munal organizations, I served
on that committee. It was one
of the most uncomfortable
experiences of my life.
There were all kinds of
explanations of extenuating
circumstances given limited
Jewish political clout, possible
rise of anti-Semitism, unrelia-
ble information about the Jew-
ish plight. The bottom line was
that with rare exception,
American and world Jewry
had not risen fully to the chal-
lenge and the mitzvah of "pid-
Letter To The Editor:
Congresswoman Back From Israel
Editor:
Along with three other
members of Congress, I have
just returned from a fact find-
ing mission to Israel sponsored
by the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith. During
this time, we had the opportu-
nity to discuss the many press-
ing problems which confront
Israel:
Overall military balance in
the Middle East
Buildup of high technology
programs in the Arab world
Absorption of hundreds of
thousands of Soviet Jews
Potential break-up of the
coalition government
We met with key govern-
ment leaders, and found that
these discussions were quite
frank and open. Among those
officials we spoke with were
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir, Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Foreign Affairs Minis-
ter Moshe Arens, and mem-
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bers of the Knesset, including
Education Committee Chair-
man Michael Bar Zohar, Immi-
gration Chairman Michael
Kliner, and Environment Min-
ister Ronnie Milo.
I expect the U.S. relation-
ship with Israel will take on
added importance as the
upheaval in Eastern Europe
and the Soviet Union contin-
ues. The U.S. Navy will play a
bigger role in our defense
strategy as the military situa-
tion in Europe changes, and
Israel plays a key role in sup-
porting our Navy through the
port of Haifa.
So now is not the time to act
precipitously to cut aid to
Israel. Now is not the time to
give strength to Israel's ene-
mies. Now is not the time to
impede Israel's ability to
absorb thousands of Soviet
Jews fleeing persecution and
uncertainty in a changing
Soviet Union. Rather, we must
work with Israel to bring the
winds of change to the Middle
East change that will enable
Jews and Arabs to live side by
side in peace.
Ileana Roa-Lehtinen,
Member of Congress
yon shevuyim, the redeeming
of fellow captive Jews.
As more information comes
in daily about the condition of
Soviet Jewry, I think back to
that Goldberg study and the
1930s.
In no way do I wish to
suggest that the Soviet Union
today and Nazi Germany then
are comparable. But there are
moral challenges for Jewry
and Israel that are in many
ways analogous. Within the
next several years, there may
be nearly a million Soviet Jews
emigrating to Israel. There are
growing fears among them
that the explosive ethnic
unrest and right-wing nation-
alism might unleash floodgates
of ancient Russian anti-
Semitism.
Until glasnost and pere-
stroika are able to do any
transforming work, the Soviet
economy may well become dis-
astrous, for Soviet citizens and
especially Jews.
The Soviet Jewish emigra-
tion for which we have
battled for some 15 years
will pose massive problems for
Israel and world Jewry, includ-
ing housing, jobs, and their
integration as Jews in Israel's
complicated social fabric.
But precisely those kinds of
obstacles and challenges would
have confronted us if we had
been able to rescue and reha-
bilitate the six million Jews
who were slaughtered in the
1930s and 1940s.
In hindsight, what Jew of
conscience would not have
wanted to have such life-
saving challenges to face and
deal with? Today, what Jew of
conscience does not want to
assure that history does not
repeat itself in the redemption
of Soviet Jewry?
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national relation* consultant to the
American Jewish Committee.
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Almost All Baku Jews
Want To Leave At Once
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Almost all of the estimated
25,000 to 30,000 Jews in Baku,
capital of the Soviet republic of
Azerbaijan, want to leave for
Israel immediately to escape
ethnic strife.
That was the consistent
theme of telephone reports to
leaders of B'nai B'rith Interna-
tional and the Long Island
Committee for Soviet Jewry.
A report in The Los Angeles
Times said Azerbaijan Jews
are fleeing to Moscow by the
thousands, and that some of
the refugees report incidents
of Jews being beaten or threat-
ened by Moslem extremists.
The reports came from con-
tacts in Moscow, who spoke to
Yegev Sokhulutsky, a member
of the Jewish cultural associa-
tion in Baku, and from Jews
speaking directly from Baku.
According to these inform-
ants, there are no reports of
anti- Semitism, but Jews want
to avoid involvement in the
ethnic warfare between Azer-
baijanis and Armenians in the
Caspian Sea port, where thou-
sands of Soviet troops have
been sent to try to restore
order.
The Jews fear being asked to
choose between the mainly
Christian Armenians and the
predominantly Shi'ite Moslem
Azerbaijanis, both their long-
time friends.
Leaders of B'nai B'rith
received their information in
calls to two sources in Baku,
Leonard Mishne and Dimitri
Korsh.
Mishne spoke to B'nai B'rith
National Director Daniel Mari-
aschin, and Korsh, reportedly
a journalist for Tass, spoke to
Hillel Kuttler, coordinator of
Soviet chapters of
B'nai B'rith.
There were conflicting
accounts in their reports.
Mishne spoke of another doc-
tor named Kosnovsky fatally
wounded by machine-gun fire
while riding in an ambulance
with a 3-year-old child believed
to be Jewish, who was also
killed.
According to Mishne,
another Jewish teen-ager,
Boris Glickman, was wounded.
Mishne said invitations from
Israel, necessary to begin the
emigration process, were
arriving. Korsh, however, said
there was no mail delivery.
Korsh told Hillel Kuttler,
coordinator of Soviet chapters
of B'nai B'rith, that he has
been waiting six months for an
invitation even though a sister
was already in Israel and
another was in Moscow
enroute to Israel.
In Israel
meanwhile, Ha'aretz reported
Wednesday that the Cabinet
will soon discuss the reports of
rising anti-Semitism in the
Soviet Union and the entire
Eastern bloc.
A report on the situation
prepared for the Cabinet rec-
ommends top priority for the
emigration of Jews from those
countries.
Deputy Foreign Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu said
efforts must be made to get
Jews out of the Soviet Union
while the Soviet authorities
continue their liberal emigra-
tion policies, which, he
implied, could be reversed at
any time.
According to Netanyahu,
about 300,000 Soviet Jews
already hold exit visas, but
have been unable to leave
because of lack of funds and
lack of flights to Israel.
Israeli authorities believe
the Soviets will eventually
allow direct flights from Mos-
cow to Tel Aviv. They have
been held up so far, in part
because of strong complaints
from the Arab states against
the influx of Jews from the
Soviet Union into Israel.
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die East "continues to be a
terribly sensitive area and
issue."
"The need to maintain sta-
bility in the area at the same
time the secretary is working
hard to bring about movement
in the peace process would
seem to me to argue that, in
fact, that is an area where
assistance should continue at
the level we have suggested,"
Baker said.
He sounded a similar theme
in testimony before the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee.
Baker, stressed that the
administration's request for
flexibility is not aimed at any
specific country, but at the
system of earmarking most
items.
In his testimony, Baker men-
tioned that he had requested a
$70 million supplemental
appropriations bill for the
State Department's refugee
budget for the current fiscal
year.
The State Department's
1991 budget includes a little
more than $450 million for
bringing 110,000 refugees to
the United States, including
40,000 government-funded
Soviet refugees.
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Jewish Bone Marrow Drive Grows
By NICK KOTZ
What started as an effort to
find a bone marrow donor for
Allison Atlas has grown over
the last three months into a
national drive that is building a
life-saving resource for Jews
throughout the world.
The crisis search continues
to seek a match for Allison, but
the addition of thousands of
Jewish names to the National
Bone Marrow Registry has so
far produced preliminary
matches for nine other persons
who need a bone marrow
transplant.
Allison, 20, a student at New
York University, suffers from
leukemia. She has only one
chance for life: a compatible
donor who can give her a bone
marrow transplant. Twelve
weeks ago in her parents' liv-
ing room in Bethesda, Mary-
land, the search began with
relatives and friends. None
matched Allison's blood tissue
type.
In the ensuing weeks, Alli-
son's family has been joined by
Jewish organizations including
synagogues, UJA Federations,
B'Nai Brith, Hadassah, Jewish
community centers and Jewish
newspapers in an amazing
drive that so far has tested
over 14,000 Jews in Washing-
ton, Baltimore, New York,
Boston, Norfolk and Harris-
burg. Since the National
Registry contained far too few
Jewish names, Allison's cam-
paign has provided life-giving
promise to other Jews
throughout the world, includ-
ing those in Israel.
The spark plug behind this
entire effort has been Allison
Atlas herself, a beautiful
young woman who has shown
courage and leadership which
has inspired people to come
forth to be tested.
The desperate search goes
on for Allison, and time is
short. Doctors say the best
chance to save Allison proba-
bly will come from locating an
unknown distant relative of
eastern European origin.
Even more specifically, per-
sons whose roots are in the
Lithuanian villages of Disna
and Braslave near Vilna, espe-
cially with names such as Got-
kin, Serklin, Simkin, Henkin
and Atlas. The search also
focuses on people from Dol-
hinow (Dolginovo) and
Rechista, both near Gomel,
and from Glubokoye, all in
ByeloRussia, formerly Lithua-
nia, especially with family
names such as Kotz, katz,
Rubin and Mirman. It is possi-
ble that descendants of anyone
from these villages could be a
distant relative whose blood
tissue type might match that
of Allison.
Allison Atlas
Blood tissue types are deter-
mined by taking a simple blood
test. If a match is found, a
transplant is done by a simple,
safe procedure, in which a
donor gives a small amount of
bone marrow, which the body
replaces in 7 to 10 days.
If you or your ancestors are
from any of these Lithuanian
villages, or other nearby areas,
then please contact the family
by calling toll free 1-800-456-
9285, or writing to the Atlas
family at 2 Rock Falls Court
Rockville, MD 20854.
Tax-deductible contributions
made out to Jewish Social Ser-
vice Agency, sent to the Rock-
ville address, are also needed
to pay for testing.
Allison's need is urgent.
Please call or write if you think
there is any chance you might
be a relative or if you have
information you think might
be useful in locating one.
(Nick Kotz it a Pulitzer-Prize win-
ning author in Washington, DC)
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ham Lincoln's relationship
with the Jews is a little known,
but fascinating part of Ameri-
can Jewish history. It is a story
well worth retelling, particu-
larly as we mark the 181st
anniversary of his birth.
Abraham Jonas was an Eng-
lish Jew who also kept a store
in Williamstown, Ky., near
Lincoln's birthplace. He
became a close political and
personal friend of Lincoln, and
was a staunch political suppor-
ter during Lincoln's heart-
breaking defeat by Stephen
Douglas. Others deserted Lin-
coln, but not Jonas, who was
one of two men to first propose
Lincoln for president of the
United States.
After Lincoln's election,
Jonas learned of a plot by
prominent Southerners to
assassinate the president.
Jonas pleaded with Lincoln to
take precautions for "your
personal safety and the preser-
vation of our national secur-
ity." Lincoln heeded his advice
and arrived in Washington
under secret guard in the mid-
dle of the night. He thereby
averted a planned attack on
his train in Baltimore.
During his presidency, sev-
eral events are recorded of
Lincoln's direct intervention
on behalf of Jews.
The first occurred during the
Civil War, when a Jew was
appointed to the chaplaincy. A
few fundamentalist Protestant
clergy protested vocally, point-
ing out that by statute, mili-
tary chaplains had to be of
"Christian faith."
The Jewish community was
angered, and a struggle began.
The matter was brought to the
attention of Lincoln, who
immediately went to work to
change the unfair law.
Eventually, Congress did
revise the law, and President
Lincoln appointed Rabbi Fer-
dinand Sarner the first Jewish
chaplain. It was largely due to
Lincoln that rabbis have been
recognized as military chap-
lains.
An even more significant
anti-Semitic incident was the
infamous Order No. 11 of Gen-
eral Ulysses Grant, expelling
Jews from the area under his
command.
In Paducah, the 30 Jewish
families were terror-stricken.
Respected and established,
some with family in the Union
Army, the Jewish community
was shocked and numbed.
However, one Jew, Cesar
Kaskel, was outraged and
determined to right the wrong.
Through sustained effort he
obtained a meeting with Lin-
coln, who knew nothing about
Order No. 11. When Kaskel
met Lincoln, the following con-
versation took place:
Lincoln: And so the children
of Israel were driven from the
happy land of Canaan?
Kaskel: Yes, and that is why
we have come unto Father
Abraham's bosom, asking pro-
tection.
Lincoln: And this protection
they shall have at once.
Lincoln immediately wrote a
personal note and had the
unfortunate law canceled at
once.
During the Civil War, there
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Friday, February 16, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 5
Israel Bonds Events
Herman Small Honored
Herman Small was pre-
sented with the Israel Bonds
Freedom Award at the Hemis-
pheres-The Clifton Night for
Israel Celebration in the
Hemispheres Auditorium in
Hollywood Thursday, Febru-
ary 15, when tribute was paid
to him.
Small has served as Hemis-
pheres B'nai B'rith President
and Histadrut Board member,
ZOA Board member, and
Soviet Jewry Chairman
of B'nai B'rith Council of
South Broward. He's a mem-
ber of Temple Sinai, a Trustee
of Congregation Levi Lubav-
itch, serves with Community
Relations of Jewish Federa-
tion, is on the Interfaith Coun-
cil of South Broward, is Dele-
gate to the Democratic Execu-
tive Committee, and is Honor-
ary Deputy Supervisor of Elec-
tions in Broward County.
Emil Cohen, American
Herman Small
humorist with a mastery of the
Yiddish idiom, entertained.
Kalman Rado is honorary
chairman, Seymour Fendelf,
Frances Littman and Lila
Brecker were co-chairman.
Salute To Israel Breakfast
Honors Goldstein
At a Salute to Israel Bonds
Breakfast, being held Sunday,
February 18, 9:30 a.m. in the
Colony Point Clubhouse in
Hollywood, Edythe Goldstein
will be honored and presented
with the Bonds Israel Freedom
Award. She has been Financial
Secretary of Colony
Point B'nai B'rith Unit 5291
for 5 years, is active with
Children's Cancer Clinic, is a
charter member of Temple
Beth Tor ah in North Miami,
and is a member of Women's
American ORT.
Guest speaker will be Yaron
Svoray, international security
expert who specializes in anti-
terrorist activities.
Jerry Bocian is chairman,
and Jack Gossin, Sidney Mor-
gan, Jack Pitchman. Shirley
Savran and William Zenvener
and co-chairpersons. The com-
munity is welcome. For infor-
mation call 920-9820.
Berkowitz To Be
Honored At Breakfast
Jacob Berkowitz
Jacob Berkowitz will be hon-
ored at the Israel Bonds Hal-
landale Jewish Center Break-
fast Sunday, February 18,9:30
a.m. in the Auditorium. He will
be presented with the City of
Peace Award.
Murray Aronoff, American
volunteer crew member of the
SS Exodus in 1947, and later
on the SS Gallia will be guest
speaker.
Honorary Chairman is Myer
Pritzker, Chairman is Sey-
mour Bitterman, and co-
chairmen are Rose Azerrad,
Harry Hauptman, Irving
Jonas and Maxwell Taraza.
The community is invited. For
information, 920-9820.
Community Presidents
Tribute Breakfast, Feb. 25
The Park Place-Israel Bonds
Tribute Breakfast will be held
Sunday, February 25, 10 a. m.
in the Park Place Clubhouse in
Pembroke Pines. Community
presidents, Fran Komisar and
Iras Topolsky, presidium of
Hadassah; Eleanor Malamuth,
president of Women's Ameri-
can ORT; Ira J. Goodman,
president of B'nai B'rith Men;
and Pearl Shampain and Sarah
Libby, presidium of
B'nai B'rith Women will be
honored for their leadership in
the community, for Judaism
and for the State of Israel, and
will be awarded the Scroll of
Honor.
Mort Freeman, baritone,
will perform with a wide vari-
ety of music, ranging from
classics and folk songs and
Broadway hits.
The community is invited to
attend announced Shirley
Cohen, chairperson. For infor-
mation, 920-9820.
Mays Receive City Of Peace Award
Sunday, February 25th, 11
a.m. a Salute to Israel Brunch
will be held in the LaMer
Social Hall in Hallandale. Tri-
bute will be paid to Dr. Martin
and Ruth May for their sup-
port to the community, to
Judaism and to the State of
Israel. They will be presented
with the City of Peace Award.
Dr. May served as President
of LaMer Social Club, was first
President of Owners Associa-
tion of LaMer East, and will be
next President of B'nai B'rith
Lodge 3014. He was a volun-
teer, working with the handi-
capped, and today he is a
Teacher of the Laubach
Method of Reading for the
Illiterate.
His wife Ruth, is a member
of City of Hope, ORT and
Women's League for Israel.
Frankie Man, humorist and
impressionist will be the fea-
tured entertainer.
Sydney L. Jacobs and Ben
Schwab are chairmen of the
event, and Morris Fogelman is
honorary chairman. For infor-
mation call 920-9820.
Dr. Martin and Ruth May
Harry Goldman will be hon-
ored at a Tribute Breakfast of
the De Soto-Venetian
Park B'nai B'rith Unit 5398 to
be held Sunday, February 18,
10 a.m. in De Soto Park Social
Hall. He will be presented with
Goldman To Receive
Israel Freedom Award
the Israel Freedom Award.
Larry Dorn, humorist will be
guest artist for the event. He
is a comedian, actor and racon-
teur.
Chairman is David A. Chi-
zen. The event is sponsored by
De Soto-Venetian Park Unit of
B'nai B'rith 5398 Israel Bond
Committee. The community is
welcome.
For information, call 920-
9820.
Sylvia And Philip Fox
Receive Scroll Of Honor
Sylvia and Philip Fox
Sylvia and Philip Fox will be
honored at a Hollybrook Israel
Bonds Celebration Sunday,
February 18, 8 p.m., in the
Clubhouse in Pembroke Pines.
They will be presented with
the Scroll of Honor.
Guest speaker will be Yaron
Svoray, international security
expert, who specializes in anti-
terrorist activities.
The event is sponsored by
Hollybrook B'nai B'rith Lodge
2970, and Harry and Evelyn
Goldstein are chairpersons.
Refreshments will be served,
and the public is welcome. Call
for information 920-9820.
Kol Golan Duo
At Sea Air Towers
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entertain when Sea Air Tow-
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For Israel on behalf of Israel
Bonds Sunday evening, March
4, 8 p.m. in the Social Hall.
Honorary Chairman Abra-
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Rose Rabinowitz welcome the
community to attend.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HollywoodFriday, February 16, 1990
Horvitzes Named As 1990
Persons Of Vision
Norma and William D. Hor-
vitz were presented the Bas-
com Palmer Eye Institute's
1990 People of Vision Award
by Dr. Edward W.D. Norton,
founding medical director of
the Institute, at a Tribute Din-
ner on January 30 in the Crys-
tal Ballroom of Pier 66. The
Horvitzes are the first Brow-
ard County residents to have
been selected for this prestig-
ious award.
More than 150 people
attended the cocktail party
and seated dinner which hon-
ored the Horvitzes. Steve
Crowley, Money Editor for
ABC's Good Morning Amer-
ica, was guest speaker at the
event. He gave his predictions
for investments (Turing the
1990's saying that while he
sees a real estate recession,
certain stocks will increase in
value. He also said that though
the 1980's may have been the
"me" generation, the 1990's
will become the "we" genera-
tion as people will begin giving
back to society.
Following Mr. Crowley's
speech, Dr. Norton presented
the Baccarat Crystal People of
Vision Award to the Hor-
vitzes. "I've had poor eyesight
since birth," Mr. Horvitz said,
"and it's one of those things
if you have personal involve-
ment, you tend to pay atten-
tion to what's happening in the
field." The Horvitzes have
launched Bascom Palmer's
campaign to raise $6.5 million
dollars for the expansion of its
outpatient clinic. Their
$500,000 gift is for the new
Children's Clinic to be con-
structed on the fourth floor of
the Institute's Anne Bates
Leach Eye Hospital. "We
want to encourage and support
Bascom Palmer's work with
children," said Horvitz.
Mr. Horvitz is the former
president of Hollywood, Inc., a
commercial and residential
building company responsible
for the development of Hollyw-
ood Mall, Emerald Hills and
South Florida Industrial Park.
He is also a trustee of Nova
University, a director of South
Florida Coordinating Council
and a member of the Broward
Advisory Board of Barnett
Bank.
Bascom Palmer Eye Insti-
tute serves as the Department
of Ophthalmology for the Uni-
versity of Miami School of
Medicine. The Institute has a
three-part purpose: patient
care, research and education.
In its educational endeavors,
Bascom Palmer trains approx-
imately 100 medical students,
18 residents and 20 fellows
annually. Ophthalmologists
and physicians from around
the world also attend courses,
seminars and conferences that
are offered as part of the Insti-
tute's continuing education
program. In little more than
two decades of regional prac-
tice, the Institute has gained a
reputation as one of the lead-
ing ophthalmic referral cen-
ters in the nation and one of
the most prestigious and pro-
lific members of the world's
ophthalmological society.
Norma and Bill Horvitz with Dr. Edward W. D. Norton, medical
director for Bascom Palmer Eye Institute which serves as the
Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami School
of Medicine.
Mayor Guilanti To Be Honored
The Florida Trade Union
Council, the Florida AFL-CIO
and the Israel Histadrut Cam-
paign of South Florida will
hold its annual Testimonial
Dinner on Wednesday, Feb.
21, at the Diplomat Hotel, Hol-
lywood.
Hon. Mara Giulanti, Mayor
of Hollywood, Pat Tornillo,
Jr., President of Florida Edu-
Rabbi Jaffe Chair At Bar Ilan
Bar Ilan has selected Rabbi
Samuel Z. Jaffe to be honored
as the first Reform Rabbi to
have an endowed chair in his
name. It will be called "The
Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe Chair
on Judaism in the Soviet
Union."
Beyond the establishments
of the chair, the fact that an
Orthodox University, through
its Chancellor, Professor
Emanuel Rackman, former
president of the Orthodox Rab-
binical Council of America, will
be conferring an Honorary
Fellowship on a leading
Reform Rabbi and will estab-
lish a Chair within the univer-
sity in his name, is representa-
tive of the quest for inter-
Jewish dialogue, Understand-
ing and Unity in the face of
current controversy and con-
flict.
Temple Beth El will co-
sponsor a convocation and din-
ner to be held Sunday evening,
February 25, at the Diplomat
Hotel.
French Foreign Minister Rejects Israel Sanctions
PARIS (JTA) French
Foreign Minister Roland
Dumas disapproves of eco-
nomic sanctions and a scien-
tific boycott of Israel, such as
the European Parliament in
Strasbourg recommended to
the European Community Jan.
17.
Dumas stated his position at
a meeting with a delegation
from the European Jewish
Congress here.
He said that regardless of
the slow pace of the Middle
East peace process and the
continuing intifada, he is
opposed to penalties against
Israel.
His views are contrary to
those expressed by Foreign
Minister Jerry Collins of Ire-
land, current chairman of the
E.C. Council of Ministers.
On the day the European
Parliament voted, Collins
warned visiting Knesset mem-
bers of sanctions, "unless
Israel amends its ways."
The French foreign minister
seemed receptive to sugges-
tions to establish a Euro-Israel
dialogue to balance the Euro-
Arab dialogue held in Paris
last December.
cation Association, and Dan
Levenson, Financial Consult-
ant and Philanthropist, will be
honored for their dedication,
support and achievements for
the welfare of humanity.
The dinner proceeds will
benefit the Israel Histadrut
Scholarship Program.
For reservations call in Dade
945-9730 or Broward 920-
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For Direct Flights
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Secretary of State James
Baker carried to Moscow this
week a letter signed by U.S.
senators that asks Soviet Pres-
ident Mikhail Gorbachev to
permit Jews to leave the
Soviet Union on direct flights
to Israel.
Baker was expected to dis-
cuss the subject of direct
flights during his meetings
with Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze. The
secretary of state is to meet
with Gorbachev on Friday.
White House Chief of Staff
John Sununu, speaking at an
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee luncheon at the
Israeli Embassy, said it would
be appropriate for Baker to
raise the direct flights issue
while in Moscow, according to
an Israeli official present.
The matter is especially
urgent now, because thou-
sands of Soviet Jews who have
received permission to emi-
grate are unable to leave due
to a shortage of flights out of
the country.
According to the Israeli offi-
cial, Soviet authorities issued
about 6,000 exit visas for Jews
in January. But about 15,000
to 20,000 Jews who want to
leave the Soviet Union are
currently "backed up," wait-
ing to get out.
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Friday, February 16, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 7
Synagogue News
Temple Beth Shalom
Weekend services at Temple
Beth Shalom will be conducted
by Dr. Morton Malavsky,
rabbi, assisted by Cantor Irv-
ing Gold, chanting the liturgi-
cal portions, as follows: Fri-
day, February 16, 8:15 p.m.,
dedicated to the Bat Mitzvah
of Randi Karen Szikman,
daughter of Sheila and Albert
Szikman. Randi will chant the
portion of the haftorah and
offer special prayers. Pulpit
flowers and oneg shabbat will
be sponsored by Randi's par-
ents, in her honor. Attending
the service will be grandpar-
ents Mr. and Mrs. Riwen Szik-
man of Montreal, Canada and
Hallandale, FL.
At 9 a.m., in the main sanc-
tuary, Saturday, February 17,
the Bar Mitzvah will be held of
Steven Todd Abraham, son of
Eileen and Ron Abraham. Ste-
ven will chant the portion of
the haftorah and offer prayers.
The pulpit flowers and kiddush
reception will be tendered by
Steven's parents, in honor of
the occasion. Attending the
celebration will be Jessie and
Gene Abraham, grandparents,
of Hollywood, FL.
Tune in radio program
Timely Topics, am dial 560,
WQAM, this Sunday at 7:30
a.m. and listen to Dr. Mal-
avsky as he hosts the program.
He is on radio at same time
and station every Sunday
morning.
Temple Sinai
of Hollywood
On Friday, February 23, the
Shabbat Service at Temple
Sinai will take place at 6 p.m.
in the Louis Zinn Chapel with
Rabbi Richard J. Margolis and
Cantor Misha Alexandrovich
officiating. This Early Shabbat
Service begins at 6 p.m. in
order to encourage families
with younger children to join
us for Shabbat Worship. There
will be no 8 p.m. service Febru-
ary 23.
On Saturday morning, Feb-
ruary 24, the Shabbat service
begins at 9 a.m. in the Sanc-
tuary with Rabbi Margolis and
Cantor Alexandrovich officiat-
ing.
On Sunday, February 25 at 1
p.m., the Leisure Institute of
Temple Sinai will present the
Miami Beach Orchestra con-
ducted by Alfredo Baldassari.
On Tuesday, February 27,
the "Tuesdays for Dinner"
Series of the Institute of Adult
Jewish Studies will present
Dr. Henry Green, Director of
the Judaic Studies Program at
the University of Miami. For
information call 920-1577.
On Friday evening, March 2,
the Shabbat service begins at 8
p.m. in the Sanctuary of Tem-
ple Sinai with Rabbi Margolis
and Cantor Alexandrovich
officiating.
On Saturday morning,
March 3, during the Shabbat
services which begin at 9 a.m.,
the Bat Mitzvah of Jaymie
Beth Sachs, daughter of Dr.
David and Avis Sachs, will
take place.
Temple Beth
Ahm Israel
Services on Friday evening,
February 23, will begin at 8
p.m. with Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek officiating and Hazzan
Eric Lindenbaum and Cantor
Joseph Wichelewski chanting
the Liturgy.
Saturday services on Febru-
ary 24 will begin at 8:45 a.m.
with Rabbi Kapnek, Hazzan
Lindenbaum and Cantor
Wichelewski officiating.
Sisterhood will sponsor a
Torah Fund Dessert Luncheon
at the Temple on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 25 at 12:30 p.m.
There will be a regular
Men's Club Meeting on Sun-
day, February 25.
The students of the Hyman
Drooker Religious School will
participate in a Hamantaschen
Bake on Monday & Tuesday,
Feb. 26 & 27.
The Membership Committee
will meet Monday (2/26) at
7:30 p.m.
The Temple Executive
Board will meet Wednesday
(2/28) at 7:30 p.m.
The Aleph Class will have a
Challah Bake on Wednesday &
Thursday, Feb. 28 & March 1.
The Aleph Class will be Con-
secrated into the study of
Torah at Family Services on
Friday, March 2. The service
will begin at 8 p.m. with Rabbi
Kapnek officiating and Hazzan
Lindenbaum and Cantor
Wichelewski chanting the Lit-
urgy, with the participation of
the students of the Hyman
Drooker Religious School.
Saturday Services on March
3rd will begin at 8:45 a.m. with
the Bat Mitzvah of Cindy H.
Shoib, daughter of Mr. & Mrs.
Jerry (Jeannie) Shoib. Special
guests in attendance will
include grandparents, Mr. &
Mrs. Max (Ethel) Goldman of
Ft. Lauderdale and Mrs.
Gloria Weinstein of Brockton,
Mass., as well as sister, Lorrie.
Cindy is a student at Nova
Middle School.
The Youth Committee will
meet Tuesday (3/6) at 7:30
p.m.
The Temple Board will meet
Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30
p.m.
Temple Beth El
Friday evening, February 16
at 8 p.m. Temple Beth El's
Lena Morris Memorial Lecture
will host guest speaker, Milton
Himmelfarb, former Director
of the Information and
Research Services of the
American Jewish Committee
and an Editor of the American
Jewish Year Book as well as a
contributing Editor of Com-
mentary.
The author of The Jews of
Modernity and editor of Zero
Population Growth-For
Whom?, he wrote the article
on Jews for Emerging Coali-
tions in American Politics. He
has also written for the edito-
rial page of the Wall Street
Journal.
The Lena Morris Memorial
Lecture is sponsored by tem-
ple members, Theodore and
Maria Bollt. This lecture is
open to the public and there is
no charge.
Saturday morning, February
17 at 10:15 a.m., Rabbi Samuel
Z. Jaffe will conduct the Torah
Study in the Chapel. Shabbat
Service begins at 11 a.m., fol-
lowed by a Kiddush Reception.
The flowers are being pre-
sented by Marion Sternfels in
memory of her husband, Les-
ter. The Oneg Shabbat is spon-
sored by Sisterhood of Temple
Beth El.
Temple Solel
Feb. 16 A Special Mosaic
Shabbat Service will begin at
8:15 p.m. Rabbi Robert P.
Frazin and Cantor Israel
Rosen will conduct the service.
Special guest speaker will be
Marcia Zerivitz. She will speak
on the History of the Jews in
Florida.
Feb. 17 Shabbat Morning
Worship Service will begin at
10:30 a.m. Rabbi Robert P.
Frazin & Cantor Israel Rosen
will conduct the service.
Alyssa Weiss will become a
Bat Mitzvah, she is the daugh-
ter of R. Joel Weiss and Sally
Weiss.
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. "And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the hearing
of the people; and they said; 'All that the Lord hath spoken will we
do, and obey' "
(Exod. U-7).
MISHPATIM
MISHPATIM The laws that Moses submitted to the children of
Israel after they had heard the Ten Commandments dealt with
the following subjects:
The Hebrew servant; murder, filial aggression and blasphemy;
kidnapping; criminal assault; maiming of a servant; the butting
bull; accidents and damages; theft; property damage; watchmen;
seduction; proselytes, the orphaned and the widowed; lending and
borrowing; the sanctification of God and man; relations with the
enemy; the Sabbatical year; the Sabbath; the three pilgrim
festivals; idolatry.
This portion concludes with the renewal of the covenant with
God. The children of Israel accepted the covenant with the words:
"All that the Lord hath spoken will we do, and obey" (Exodus
Si.7). Moses then ascended Mount Sinai to receive the tablets of
the Law.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 2464911.)
Candlelighting
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Will Host International Conference
Florida Israel Institute Co-sponsors Haifa Dinner
The University of Haifa and
the Florida-Israel Institute
have entered into an exciting
collaboration for student and
faculty exchanges. The Agree-
ment reads that "As the pur-
poses, goals and mission of the
Florida-Israel Institute and
the University of Haifa are
common and compatible in
many areas, significant bene-
fits will be derived by estab-
lishing a program of formal
cooperation."
The Florida-Israel Institute
will work with students
throughout the state of Florida
to identify those-qualified to
Lincoln ------
spend either a semester or full
academic year at the Univer-
sity of Haifa. The Institute will
assist with processing student
applications, fee collection,
course selections and academic
advisement, travel informa-
tion and other orientation for
study abroad.
Academic programs at the
University of Haifa will
include study tours, field trips
and other special course-
related activities. Participat-
ing students will be required to
take a "full course load" each
semester of 15 credit hours,
with one of these course offer-
ings to be either a Hebrew
language course or a course
offered in Hebrew language.
The University of Haifa was
founded in 1963 and its 200-
acre campus in northern Israel
is a center for higher education
in the humanities and social
sciences. The co-educational
student body numbers approx-
imately 7000, with undergrad-
uate instruction in 24 depart-
ments and graduate studies in
15. The university hosts nearly
800 immigrant students.
The Florida-Israel Institute
will host the United States/
Israel Conference on Interna-
tional Trade and Economic
Continued from Page 4
was an occasion when Presi-
dent Lincoln spared the life of
a Jewish soldier at two o'clock
in the morning.
Aaron Pareira's father was
dying, and Aaron's mother
asked him to come home to see
his father and recite Kaddish
at the graveside.
Pareira applied for a brief
furlough for a few days, but it
was denied. Nevertheless, the
soldier's love for his parents
led him to go home anyway.
Later he was arrested, tried
and condemned to death.
Simon Wolf, a leader of the
Baltimore Jewish community,
succeeded in arranging a
meeting with Lincoln about
the matter. Because Lincoln
was so busy, he could only see
Wolf at 2:00 a.m. When Lin-
coln heard the whole story, in a
typical compassionate manner,
he pardoned the soldier. Par-
eira returned to the army and
fought heroically. He was later
killed in the battle of Cold
Harbor.
During the presidential cam-
paign of 1860, Abraham Kohn,
president of Congregation
Kehilat Anshe Maariv in Chi-
cago, met Lincoln and they
became close friends. Kohn
became consumed with the
idea that Lincoln was destined
to be the Moses who would
free the slaves and save the
"ountry. Being a devout Jew
id a great admirer of Lin-
coln, he expressed his feelings
through a personal gift that he
gave Lincoln as the President-
elect was about to leave for
Washington.
It was a picture of an Ameri-
can flag that Kohn painted in
color. Around the perimeter of
the flag, he painted carefully in
Hebrew a passage taken from
Joshua 1:4-9, the last verse
being "Have I not commanded
you? Be not afraid, neither be
dismayed; for the Lord your
God is with you wherever you
go"
Lincoln placed the flag in the
Executive Mansion, as testi-
fied in a letter by John Hay,
the private secretary to the
president.
Abraham Lincoln has always
attracted the admiration and
interest of Jews. Perhaps it
was because of his constant
use of references from the
Hebrew Bible. His speeches
and writings had a biblical
cadenced beat, a rise and fall
tone like the Psalms. His
impassioned work for freedom
and justice had the ring of the
prophets.
Rabbi Bernard S. Raskas is rabbi
emeritus of the Temple of Aaron Con-
gregation in St Paul, Minn.
Development March 7, 8 and 9,
in Ft. Lauderdale at the Marri-
ott Cypress Creek.
Agenda for the conference
opens with exploration of
Trade Issues for the 1990's,
the Free Trade Agreement
and current trends in the inter-
national marketplace. Key
speakers in these topic areas
include Meir Buber, Israeli
Trade Commissioner to the
United States, and Cherie
Loustanau, U.S. Department
of Commerce Director of the
Israel Information Center in
Washington. There will be a
panel of U.S. and Israeli busi-
nesses sharing their successes
in international trade between
the two nations. The final day
of the conference is totally
dedicated to the research and
development potential
between Florida and Israel,
and will feature Nathan Shar-
ony, Israel Minister for Eco-
nomic Affairs to North Amer-
ica.
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