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itemsti Florid fan
Of Pinellas County
H- Number 11
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, September 12, 1980
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I/Sh .ana Tova Tikatey vu

reu? 'Administration'at Federation
[ent, president of the
deration of Pinellas
inounced the appoint-
iStanley Newmark as
j of the newly formed
ktion committee of the
requesting approval
board of directors at
recent meeting, the
announced that there
lion for this committee
|e by-laws of the Fed-
ad that the new execu-
tor, Gerry Rubin, had
the immediate enact-
kis provision.
This newly formed committee's
primary responsibility will be to
assist the Federation executive
and its board by recommending
administrative and procedural
changes in order to streamline
the internal business practices of
the Federation.
"Mr. Newmark, who by pro-
fession is the sales manager for
the southern operations of Wang
Laboratories, brings to the Fed-
eration extensive experience in
management," said Mrs. Kent.
A graduate of New York
University, with a bachelor's
degree in marketing and a
master's degree in management,
"He is not only a welcome ad-
dition to the Federation adminis-
tration," reported Mrs. Kent to
the board, "but also a shining
example of the caliber of new-
comers who are now calling
Pinellas County their home."
Newmark, his wife, Enid, and
two daughters, Lisa and Stefanie,
originally from Queens, N.Y.,
settled in Pinellas County in 1972
and have been active in many
Federation and community
activities since their arrival.
On accepting the position on
the board of the Federation,
Newmark stated, "I am confident
that with the outpouring of offers
of assistance that I have so far
witnessed from caring members
of the Jewish community, and
with the cooperation that is
forthcoming from the executive
and board, the task will be made
so much simpler for all of us. A
successful Federation can only
result in a more satisfying Jewish
community in which all of our
children will undoubtedly
benefit!"
Stanley Newmark


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TheJtuish Ploridian ofPinellas County
Friday. September
Jewish Nursing Home for Pinellas County HoUday Schedule at B'nai ime\
0 Conereeation B nai Israel of 4 45pm
The Psalmist tells us. "Do not
reject us in our old age. do not
abandon us when our strength
has left us. This prayer recited
especially on Yom Kippur is
addressed not to man but to God
It is a plea which can also be
answered through fulfillment of
the moral obligations of the
Jewish community to honor their
parents and to care for those in
need of help
It is m this spirit that B nai
B nth annour.c<- rmation
of a Jewish Nursing Home for the
PineUaa County commur
Olam Gardens, sponsored
B'nai B'rith. will be a kosher.
120-bed skilled facility
The different committees
which have been at work during
the last several years have
merged their efforts on behalf of
the communiy to provide a
Jewish Nursing Home, expected
to open in July 19*2
The officers of Olam Gardens
of B'nai B'rith Inc are
Presides: HyPhillipa First Vice
President Joe Charles. Second
and Assistant
Tree Victor Greenberg:
Secretary Morton Zimbler.
Treasurer. Julius^ilverman
The board members
representing the community are
Joe Burke. Ron Diner. Jack
Geller Al Levy. Lenny Lubin.
Harvey Rose. Al Saks. Saul
Schechter. Hy Schultz. Len
Seli*rman. Sumner Waitz and
tie
The board looks to the com-
munity for input in this
project For input and in-
formation, call Hy Phillips
-V the Bratzlaver Rabbi <-aid.
The prosperity of a country is in
accordance with its treatment of
the aged.
Leadership Development Chairpersons
Ms Sophie Glasgow and
Alan Schwartz have been named
chairperson and vice chairperson,
respectively, of the Leadership
Development Division of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, according to Rev a Kent.
Federation president
Leadership Development is
programmed to educate and train
potential and existing leaders of
the Jewish community between
the ages of 25-40 to assume
positions of responsibility. This
is accomplished through intense
learning experiences such as
board training, involvement in
community agencies and
leadership training There is an
understanding that the par-
ticipants in this division exhibit a
commitment to the Jewish
community upon completion of
this program
Ms. Glasgow is well qualified
for her position, having served as"
chairperson of Leadership
Development last year and
having been active in sales and
attitude training in the business
community She resides in St.
Petersburg.
Schwartz is a new resident of
Pinellas County, having moved
here last year from Long Island.
NY. He is a vice president of
Superior Surgical Manufacturing
Co. Inc. and lives in Clear-water
with his wife Susie and son
Jeffrey. For additional in-
formation about Leadership
Division, contact Ms. Glasgow.
Beth El Appoints Assistant Rabbi
Temple Beth El has announced
the appointment of Rabbi Robert
P. Kirzner as assistant rabbi. He
is the first assistant to serve Beth
El in this capacity. His primary-
duties include being rabbi to the
Religious School and to the^outh
and younger members of the
congregation.
Rabbi Kirzner brings with him
an extensive background in
youth work. He is a native of
Toronto. Canada, and was or-
dained at the Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati, Ohio, in
1975. Rabbi Kirzner has served
congregations in Toronto and
Cincinnati before coming to St.
Petersburg in August.
Since his arrival. Rabbi Kir-
zner and Mrs. Susan Burnett, the
director of Temple Beth El
Relig.ous School, have been
working and planning for what
they are confident will be the best
year ever for the Religious
School, which began on Sept. 6.
The Religious School joins parents, families and friends a
Rabbi Kirzner and Mrs. Burnett very Happy and Healthy New
in wishing all their students. Year.
Jewish Day School Opens
The PineUas County Jewish
Day School held its first function
on the evening of Thursday. Aug.
27. Parents and children joined
teachers and board members for
an open house held on the
school's campus.
The school, where classes
began on Sept. 2. is housed on the
grounds of Congregation B'nai
Israel at 301 59th St. North in St.
Petersburg.
Applications are already being
taken for the 1981-2 school year.
The day school, which now in-
cludes grades kindergarten
through two, plans to expand by
one grade each year.
The school will be distinctive in
its combination of Jewish and
general studies, and its stress on
a progressive program of ex-
periential and individualized
study.
Hebrew School
Registration
Congregation B'nai Israel will
hold registration for the fall
semester of Hebrew High School
on Wednesday. Sept. 17. at 7
p.m. in the Teen Room of the
synagogue. 301 59th St. N.
Registration is open to all
Jewish high school students in
the community.
There will be varied courses
offered, and the students have
their choice of two subject
matters, one from 7-8 p.m. and
the other from 8-9 p.m.
This is your year
to fall in love
with
FALLS
No other Kosher poultry comas to you
fresher, or more dehaous than Falls. And
no other product turns poultry dishes into
tastier more attractive dinners
ChKkens Turkeys Ducks Whole or m
cut-up parts AvaMaote fresh or frozen at
finer kosher butchers and at selected
supermarkets Even a kne of dehoous
ready-to-eat "heat n serve" barbecue and
fried products
A whole kne of poultry products that
you know you can depend upon Could
you think of a better reason to fall in love
with Falls for the new year? Happy 5741
VOU CAN FALL IN LOVE WITH FALLS
National Food Distributors
(305)325-0178'
You'll fall in love with Falls
Congregation
St. Petersburg announces the
following holiday schedule:
Kol Nidre. services promptly
at 6:45 pm Friday. Sept. 19.
Yom Kippur. Saturday. Sept.
H:30 a.m. The sermon and
Yizkor will commence at 1:30
pm following Musaf. Minha
Neila Sen ices will commence at
Succot Service Schedule
Succot-Wednesday. Sept.
6:30 p.m. First day of &i
Thursday. Sept. 25. 9
Thursday. Sept. 25. 630 b.
Second day of Succot Fr4
Sept 26. 9 a.m. Friday. Sept!
630 pm Kiddush in the Suk
following services.
Sisterhood of B'nai Israel Lunch
The Sisterhood of Temple
B'nai Israel. Clearwater will be
having its annual paid-up lun-
cheon at the temple on Tuesday.
Sept. 23. at 11:30 a.m. Rachel
Ward. Jule Kroll. and Betty
Cohen are co-chairpersons.
The program chairman. Debbie
Vernick. has announced that Niki
Blacker will perform highligh
from musicals. Ms. Blacker
dancer and choreogra
teaches dancing and exercise
the Jewish Center. The lunch
is free for paid-up Sist
members. Guests are welcome.
For reservations, call
Schnur before Sept. 16.
pherj
Svlvi
'Pacesetters' to Meet on Sept. 13\
Saturday. Aug. 2. was a night
to remember for Temple Ahavat
Shalom's Pacesetters. A com-
bined covered dish dinner, card
party and social was enjoyable,
friendly and successful, thanks to
chairperson Sylvia Kanegson and
her committee: Marion Cohen.
Bertie Slomka. Nanette Weiss.
Bea Eisinger. Anne Kahana.
Gladvs Rosenberg. Harriet
WoHenberg. Toby Kopplen
Miriam Schoenbaum and Je
Eisenberg.
The next meeting on Sept. 13
begins the new year with electiosl
of officers, followed by a social!
get-together, a card party andl
games. Everyone is welcome tol
attend at Temple Ahavat I
Shalom. 2000 Main Street,!
Dunedin. at 7:30 p.m.
The Prune Juke
Self-Improvement
Plan.
It's a natural Eat well-balanced
foods. Expose. Enjoy Sunsweet
the 100% pure natural fruit juke. It
contains iron and potassium and
vitamin B2. And it tastes good.
Remember, any improvement you
make is for Of TltfCUTPITT'"
the better you.^N3WI! TbyourhealttL


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day, September 12,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 3
From the Rabbi's Desk
SDITOR'S NOTE: The
las County Board of Rabbis
graciously accepted our
ition to present a Rabbinic
in. They will be sharing
of Torah with as on a
Jar basis.
[By RABBI JACOB LUSKI
Congregation B'nai Israel
[May I aay Shalom to you,
Vmbers of the Pinellas County
rish community as wo ap-
ach the awesome High Holy
ky season. The New Year
Jliday marks a reunion and
Imecoming for the Jewish
people. Moved by mysterious ties
that are centuries old, the magic
of the High Holy Days bring us
closer to our faith, to our
tradition, to our people, to our
fellowman, to our God.
You are familiar with the
beautiful words of the psalmist,
"I shall lift up mine eyes to the
mountains, from whence shall my
help come?" When have these
words been fraught with more
meaning and significance? For
even though scientific strides and
amazing feats have made ours an
age of miracles, we are never-
theless shaken by fears and
Ss.-M:f,.-3A*.i
BBM .-w.
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anxieties. Our eyes turn to the
heavens and in the words of the
psalmist, we, too, aak "Whence
shall our help come?"
The observance of-the High
Holy Days is a great opportunity
for finding our way. As we return
to the synagogue, our spiritual
home, for prayer and meditation,
we can rediscover our true selves
and draw strength from the tried
and tested resources of our faith.
I urge you to rally to the call of
the shofar blast, and to approach
these days with true sincerity
and deeper devotion.
The past has taught us that it
is the soul-stirring prayers of the
liturgy, as well as the meaningful
message of the holiday itself that
can calm the storm, ease the
tensions, and allay the fears.
May the New Year 5741 give
us this courage and this faith so
that we. like the psalmist of old,
can repeat the joyous af-
firmation, "Our help cometh from
the Lord who made heaven and
earth!"
May we utilize the spiritual
homecoming of this High Holy
Day season to broaden the
horizons of our lives; to restore
our vision; to strengthen our
hope. Then, in the words of the
Rosh Hashanah blessing, this
coming year will not be just
another year but a N EW year,
a GOOD year, a SWEET year.
Shana Tovah VMetuka
hun-en Rosewater and LorriePasekoff
(Women's Division Holds
Planning Meeting
The Women's Division of the
lew is h Federation held its first
jlanning meeting for the new
ampaign on Aug. 12 at the home
Lome Pasekoff, Campaign
nairwoman.
There was an enthusiastic
iscussion of the campaign for
he coming year, according to
Jls. Pasi'Kotf. and she said many
nnovative and exciting
'rams were planned.
pfenning the meeting were
|ls I'asekotf. Maureen
osewater. Women's Division
resident; Donna Mills, Sue
fhecnter. Campaign coor-
Inaior: lleva Kent, president of
|e .lewish Federation: and Judy
loan Show cnairwoman.
I exl meeting is planned
\ 1. 29 at the nome ot Reva
ent. All women who are
tmmitted to Jewish survival
pa are willing to devote their
{The Kosher Kitchen
The High Holidays are almost here, so here is a recipe for a
delicious Carrot Tzimmes, courtesy of Joanne Luski.
2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
'' tsp. salt
Water to cover carrots, about 3 cups
1 apple, diced
2 Tblsp. oil
4 to 7 Tblsp. sugar, add 4 Tblsp.,
then add to taste
Chicken neck and pupik
2 Tblsp. Cake meal
Cook covered gently until carrots are soft (1 to 2 bra.). Take
several Tblsp. water from the pot. in a separate dish add 2
Tblsp. cake meal Mix and add to carrots. Simmer another Vt
hour. For added flavor, cook in 360 degree oven an additional Vt
hr.
You can aMlM tiny knaidiach and add them to the carrots.
Cook additional'A hr.
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tblsp. oil
'A cup matzoh meal
1 tsp. salt
2 Tblsp. soup or water
Beat eggs with salt. Add fat, matzoh meal, and water or
soup. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Boil water with some salt.
Wet your hands and form very small matzoh balls. Place in
boiling water, cover and cook 40 minutes in the gently boiling
water.
time are invited to attend. For
further information, call Frieda
Sohon at the Federation office.
Shalom Hadassah
Sets Meeting
The Shalom Chapter of
Hadassah. St. Petersburg, has
announced plans for a meeting to
he held on Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m.
at the Jewish Community Center,
8167 Elbow Lane N.. St. Peters-
burg.
Highlights ot the afternoon
will include a report oi the
Hadassah Conference given by
Marilvn La Vine; a reading, by
Sylvia Klein of a poem honoring
the 120th anniversary ot the birth
of Henrietta Szold. and a guest
speaKer. Harry Rosenthal. The
topic of Rosenthal's talk will be
"Jewish History through
Humor."
Michael Bernstein is executive director of Gulf Coast
.. Jewish Family Service. He has extensive professional training in
:: treating individual and family problems and will be happy to
:: answer all letters received in this column. Please address all
letters to Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service, 8167 Elbow Lane,
I North. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33710.
% Dear Mr. Bernstein:
My husband and I disagree as to whether our five-year-old
S daughter should attend the funeral of a close relative. My
:> husband's family is very emotional, and II am afraid my
:? daughter is too young to be exposed to this sadness. My
% husband feels that it is important she be exposed and learn early
:* about death. What do you think?
Mrs. J.
jij Dear Mrs. J.:
In discussions with a local rabbi. I learned that under
:: Jewish law, the wellbeing of the living always comes before the
:: consideration of the dead. Most children can be taken to a
:? funeral if the family has composure, and the child is not anxious
1 in attending. However, if the family is highly emotional (in-
jS clined to scream, shout, etc.), I think it best to protect your
::; youngster.
Sometimes family members are so involved in grief and
1 depression that the children's feelings are ignored. Jewish
1 Family Service or a local rabbi can serve as a comfort to the
$: child and family.
i
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TA* Jeuish Flondtan of PineUas County
Friday. September!' =*!>
r 12.1
Meaning of Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is traditionally a time when
Jews make a Chesbon Sefesh, an accounting of the
soul. Supreme symbol of Rosh Hashanah is the
shofar. when as many as a hundred sounds issue
forth from that ancient instrument
Indeed, the sounding of the shofar marks the
climax of the pleaful Rosh Hashanah service. It gives
meaning to the greatest moment of our terror, the
high point of the Days of Awe As the shofar sings
out. momentous events take place: the primeval
-. reappears, the dead anse. the Shechinah
become^ isible.
On P.c^h Hashanah. we come to the moment of
juc* mankind hopes to be inscribed in the
Boo.- : r prayer* a>'* Who shall live*7 Who
uch that we demand
"' ^ rr.ar.y shall succumb (during
the yea.- ar.vadi?
:.-.-re .- a recounting of the ways in
which mankind may succumb by sword, by fire, by
--.-.ce.
Bu" Ross Hashanah is more than this supreme
morr.-:-.-. -A terror. It leads to the Ten Days of
Penitence and the crowning moment beyond it: Yom
r..ppur. when the spirit of forgiveness for the wrongs
to which we have confessed pervades our hopes for
ourselves ar.c for ail of mankind.
GravelThe Predictable
The statements by U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel
following his defeat at the hands of Clark Gruening
for Gravels seat in the United States Senate show us
the temper of the times. Even in far-away Alaska,
they are frankly anti-Semitic
Gravel blames his defeat on undue 'Jewish
influence against him because of his unsympathetic
statements about Israel and his positive feelings
toward Araby.
Whichever way you slice it. the whole thing
smells of oil. And why not in Alaska, which has more
than its own fair share of the stuff? As things become
increasingly difficult on the energy market, the smell
will become more odoriferous so far as Israel is con-
cerned.
For any Jew. either in public or private life, the
result is an anti-Semitic atmosphere. Gruening is in
no sense of the word Jewish. He is the grandson of
Alaska's first Governor before statehood. Ernest
Gruening. who was also one of Alaska's two first
senators.
Ernest Gruening long ago claimed his religion as
Ethical Culture, although he never disavowed his
Jewish roots.
Still, Clark Gruening has had to bear the barb of
Gravel's insinuations. They are, as we say, nothing
that could not have been predicted.
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The Point Fails Us
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations
is being urged to take the "sexist language'' out of
the Bible and prayer if women are to win religious
equality. This is the view of the UAHC's own
Annette Damn, who serves as the Reform
organization's interreligious affairs coordinator.
Her solution? A new vocabulary that would
include for "Lord" this brace of substitutes: "God,
Blessed One, Divine, Redeemer, Ruler, Protector,
Heavenly One, Maker." Presumably, these are less
sexist. How, we wonder?
Ditto for "Master," which Daum would prefer to
see as "Ruler." Are these unisex rather than sexist?
If we have to aak so many questions, somewhere
along the way it is clear that the point has failed us
even if not Damn's purpose.
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A Message for Rosh Hashana 574l\
By HERSCHELW
BLLMBERG
Nation*] Chirmin L J A
Each year at Rosh Hashana we
pause to examine the direction of
our lives and the value of our
deeds, to weigh promises kept
and those still unfulfilled It is a
tune to reflect on our respon-
sibilities to one another, and to
..-.': r.rr.-.z^- ,: bopt ar.a :a.-.r.
that unites M
Rosh Hashana is an expression
be essential themes of Je-*. b
II -i celebration of the cycle
of rebirth ar.a renewal and a
solemn affirmation of ".ess
or people under our covenant
with God These themes shine
through the words of God to
Ereauel in one or the darkest
hours of exile: I will give you
one heart, and I will put a new
spirit within you
This year we are challenged to
reawaken that new spirit and
to renew our commitment to the
' one heart that beats around
the globe Our challenge is
sharpened by a world en-
vironment which threatens to
dishearten and dispirit us In the
Soviet Union, in Syria and
Argentina, in Ethiopia and Iran,
thousand? of our people are living
under conditions of present or
threatened ipprswion In
Europe "Aestem governments
are pursuing ami-Israel policies
that could undermine the Middle
East peace process and multiply
the burdens of the people of
Israel as thev continue to strive
for secure, peaceful future, \
of quality and a just
equitable society.
Living and flourishing in |
free, dynamic society,
.American Jews have th*
and the means to rreet
challenge forcefully a
fectivery in the year
through the lifeline of
compassion' and broth
forged 41 years ago by the Uu
Jewish Appeal.
During the period of j
Holy Days, we should
gratitude for the bour.-y of <
lives and we may take pride j
our good works. We a.so
reaffirm our heritage by renewi
our commitments to our peopkj
Israel and throughout the wc
Journey From Personal to Political
In the presidential sweep-
stakes of 1976. abortion was an
if'sue but did not blow up into the
gigantic factor we behold in the
I *~j campaign One reliable poll
four years ago indicated -1
percent of those questioned about
abortion held that the subject
was none of the government s
business.
Ronald Reagan, trving to
replace President Gerald Ford.
embraced Pro-Life support with
zest, while Betty Ford gave her
husband something of a bone in
the throat by standing firm with
the freedom-of-choice folks. "I
am glad to see that abortion has
been taken out of the backwoods
and put in the hospitals where it
belongs, ahe remarked,
i
THIS TIME around, political
platform builders are taking their
cue from a sharply split Supreme
Court. Emboldened by that
body's ruling that no woman has
e constitutional right to have the
federal government pay for an
abortion, the GOP. mindful that
Reagan had the National Right-
To-Life Committee endorsement
fo his pocket, decided to support
b proposed constitutional,
amendment to reverse the
Supreme Court's 1973 decision
legaUzing abortion.
It is estimated that one in
{every three of the one million or
so legal abortions performed
annually is currently paid for by
Medic aid That ratio will cer-
tainly shrink. It is true that nine
states and the District of
Columbia make non-federal
government funds available for
abortions for those who have
traditionally looked in that
direction for such payments.
Justice Stevens, dissenting
when the Surpeme Court upheld
the Hyde Amendment, said that
for the federal government to cut
Off funds for abortions nnlnas a
negnant woman's life is in
ianger or the is the victim of rape
>r incest, amount to a breach of
the government's duty to treat
ritizens impartially. And in
Massachusetts, three women
lave filed suit in the state
Supreme Court, contending that
he cessation of Medicaid funding
for abortions amount* to un-
constitutional discrimination.
nable to
Friday. September 12,1960
Volume 1
2TISHRI6741
Number 11
IT IS
[hat both Catholics and
Protestants in ever-increasing
agree with both the
Court ruling and the
in platform plank on
America's trend to the
: buttresses that suppoekkm.
What than of the Jewish
tociin unity?
1 The Union of Orthodox Jewish
kmgrsgations of America has
onsistently stood, under
luidanrs of halacha. in op-
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position to
permitting
abortion.
any
or
public policy
encouraging
But the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory
Council, in drafting its 1980-81
Joint Program Plan, after noting
Orthodox Jewry's dissent and
Hadassah's difficulty in reaching
a consensus, has adopted the
following significant guideline for
the 108 local Jewieh
organizations looking to the
NJCRAC for counsel:
"We recommend careful
monitoring of local, sta.e. and]
federal legislative acti\.;ies
insure that they do not de_
women s freedom of choict inanrl
way. including fundi-v forl
abortion: joining with other!
groups in communicar.ng tol
opinion molders and lawmakenl
on every level of government nnrl
opposition to anti-choic|
measures."
AS THESE program drafters
see the issue, "abortion in the
early weeks of pregnancy is a
matter for decision by individual
women in accordance with their'
personal situations and their i
religious, moral and ethical views
and should not be regulated by
law."
They conclude also that any
legislation limiting severely the
use of Medicaid funds for
abortion is grossly
discriminatory against poor!
women.
France Says Israel
Flouts Int'L Law
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) -
France has accused Israel
of disregarding inter-
national law and carrying
out "preventive strikes" in
Lebanon which endanger
peace and stability. French
Foreign Ministry spokes-
man Jean Bressot said that
Israel's raid in southern
Lebanon "cannot be con-
sidered a reprisal but is a
preventive strike."
The French government also
issued a communique accusing
Israel of not only endangering
Lebanon's territorial integrity
and stability but of worsening
the situation within the entire
Middle East The communique
said Israel's raids in Lebanon
were "running contrary to the
EEC's attempts to restore peace
m the area."
THE FRENCH blast is one of
the harshest leveled at Israel in
recent years and was reported
personally approved by
Pirwidsnt Valanr Oiscard
d Estamg. The French have
appealed to the other EEC
member states to press Holland
to transfer its embassy from
Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, repor-
tedly claiming that Israel's raids
in Lebanon show "Israeli in t ran-
sigency."
The French government's
communique followed the
disclosure here that a French en-
gineering concern, Thomson
C.F.F., has just won a fl billion
contract to set up an electronic
industry in Iraq.
The Iraqi government's con-
tract with the French concer
provides for the creation of t
sophisticated electronic industry
which will produce com-
munication equipment, radar
and military devices.
THE COMPANY last year
signed a similar contract with
Saudi Arabia where work has
reportedly already started on
radar plant and a factory for the
production of air-to-air missiles-
Iraq has become one of
France'a main trading partner*
in the Middle East, swapping oil
for combat planes, helicopters,
nuclear material, missiles and
enriched uranium. It is France!
second largest oil supplier aft*
Saudi Arabia.
Report Iosif Begun Out of Exile I
TEL AVIV (JTA) According to report-
received by the National Conference onSoviet Jewry
(NCSJ), Prisoner of Conscience Iosif Begun has been
released from exile, completing a second term of three
years. He plans to meet his wife in the city of Tallin and
from there accompany her to Moscow.


iday. September 12,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 5
\Beth Sholom Plans for 1980-81 Jewish Congress Assails
School Prayer Amendment
Through its president, Hyman
Posner, its spiritual leader
_abbi Sidney Lubin, and the
hrious arms of the synagogue,
Lch as the Sisterhood, whose
[resident is Mrs. Helen Vitt, its
Men's Club under the leadership
If Sam Vogel, and its Adult
Itudy Program, headed by Mrs.
loris Kushner, Congregation
th Sholom (Conservative) of
Bulfport is presenting its
pligious, cultural and social
programs tor the Jewish year
5741.
Religious services are held
every Friday evening at 8 and
Saturday morning at 9 with
appropriate prayers, Torah and
Prophetic readings and inter-
pretations by Rabbi Lubin, short
sermonettes and audience par-
ticipation. Services are also held
on all holidays, solemn and
joyous, major and minor.
Israel Ballet to
Perform in Sarasota
The Sisterhood of Temple
fcmanu-El announces spon-
orship of an international ballet
Dmpany. The Israel Ballet has
anced to rave notices all over
he world, and this year will tour
he United States and Canada.
On Wednesday night, April 22,
\t the Van Wezel Performing
Vrts Hall, they will open their
eason in Florida and make their
|irst appearance in Sarasota.
Persons who order tickets now
ceive first choice of the best
eats. Last year many people who
delayed in ordering failed to get
seats of the choice, while others
were unable to obtain seats at all.
You can be an Angel for $150, a
patron for $100 or a sponsor for
$60. Your donation entitles you
to two tickets in a specially
reserved section, your name in
the program, and an invitation to
a reception at which you will
meet the principals following the
performance. Refreshments will
be served.
For information, call
chairman, Sylvia Drapin.
ticket
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During January and February,
Rabbi Lubin will deliver his
customary series of eight lectures
on Wednesday afternoons at 2
p.m. He has chosen his topics,
"Additional Highlights on the
Book of Exodus," plus an
analysis of Maimonedes'
"Mishneh Torah" (Code of Law
and Ethics.)
Hebrew classes will again be
offered to beginners and in-
termediate students every
Monday morning from 10 a.m. to
noon beginning Oct. 13. The
Yiddish-speaking group, which
attracted an unusually large
number of participants last year,
will meet once a month on
Saturday evenings at 8,
beginning Oct. 18. An unusual
and distinctive feature will take
place on Nov. 15 when the group
will stage a "Yiddish Square
Dance" or Beth Sholom
"Hoedown" with the inimitable
Manny Schwartz doing the
calling as a Yiddish hillbilly.
The Men's Club will continue
their Sunday morning breakfasts
monthly with prominent
speakers, special events and
other novel features. On Dec. 31,
in cooperation with the
Sisterhood, the Men's Club is
planning a New Year's Eve party
with dancing, fun-making and a
full-course kosher-catered dinner.
As in former years, the
Sisterhood is planning a series of
monthly meetings with speakers
and will present many other
special events.
The public is invited to attend
services at Congregation Beth
Shoiom and io participate in its
activities. Rabbi Lubin will
continue his program of
preparing boys and girls for Bar
Mitzvah. He will also prepare, as
in the past, willing adults who
have not experienced their own
Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
A special invitation is ex-
tended to all Pinellas County
Jewish families who are presently
unaffiliated with another
synagogue or temple. For further
information, contact the
synagogue office.
WASHINGTON The
American Jewish Congress
assailed an amendment to the
1981 Department of Education
appropriation bill, which passed
the House of Representatives
Aug. 27, barring the Department
of Education from spending any
funds for the purpose of
"preventing the implementation
of programs of voluntary prayer
or meditation" in the public
schools.
Prof. Abraham S. Goldstein,
chairman of the American Jewish
Congress Commission on Law
and Social Action, called the bill
"the latest in a series of un-
successful Congressional at-
tempts to overturn the decisions
of the Supreme Court prohibiting
religious exercises in the public
schools."
He added: "Although we know
of no program of the Department
of Education which would be
subject to the language of this
amendment, it is disheartening
that members of Congress, who
have taken oaths to support the
Constitution, have voted to
subvert that very Constitutioa."
AJCongress also criticized a
proposal by the Department of
Health and Human Services to
keep the race, sex, national
original and religious preference
of Medicare and Medicaid
patients in nursing homes on a
"Master Patient Register."
In testimony before a regional
hearing held by the Department
at 26 Federation Plaza, N.Y.C.,
Florence Galkin of the American
Jewish Congress' Commission on
Urban Affairs declared: "The
Constitution's mandate of
separation of curch and state
stands for the proposition that
government inquiries about
religious preference, where
permissable at all, must be
narrowly limited to the minimum
necessary to satisfy government
interest.
"While there is a legitimate
need to inquire into a patient's
religion, if any, so as to facilitate
the provision of religious ser-
vices, we see no reason why that
information must be maintained
permanently in a central file."
The American Jewis i
Congress spokesman also urged
that requirements for the
availability of religious
preference diets be expanded to
include the accommodation of
other religious observances. She
suggested specifically that in the
departmental regulation
requiring compliance with state
and local laws, Orthodox Jewish
objections to autopsies be taken
into account.
Golda Meir
Hadassah to Meet
The Golda Meir Group of
Hadassah will hold its first
regular meeting of the 1980-81
season on Wednesday, Sept. 17,
in the Upham Room of St.
Petersburg Beach City Hall, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. The meeting
will begin at noon with coffee and
cake, and the program will follow
at 12:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Rivy
Chapman, who will speak on
"Flowers of Israel," followed by
an introduction to the members
of the 1980-81 board of trustees.
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The Jewish Fforidian of Pinellas County
Page 7
That Can the CRCDo for You?
VT IS THE
PISH COMMUNITY
VTIONS COMMITTEE?
Community Relations
oittee (CRC) is the central
aization devoted to com-
lity relations, information
action. The CRC is firmly
nitted to the principle of
(ration of Church and State
safeguard of religious free-
tor all Americans. We
ve that religious liberty is an
spensable aspect of American
ocracy.
CALL THE CRC?
I The public school systems
Ignize the CRC as a spokes-
' for the Jewish community
and are responsive to our rep-
resentations on behalf of our con-
stituency. Schools are more
aware of the importance and im-
plication of an occurrence, if
called to their attention by the
CRC.
A well-meaning parent
honestly concerned with a
violation of Church-State Separ-
ation can, by voicing a personal
and emotional complaint, make a
difficult situation worse.
The CRC, through its
contact with the public schools,
has established a relationship
with the personnel of the public
schools, so it can, without em-
barrassment or anger, call to
Alaska Senator Bows;
Says 'Jewish Influence'
Led to His Defeat
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
JaSHINGTON (JTA) -
Sen. Mike Gravel (D.,
bkai. who intimated that
from outside Alaska were
|>sing his reelection, has
ently lost his bid for a third
Reports from Juneau,
ska s capital, said Gravel was
Jsively defeated by Anchorage
yer Clark Gruening, in a
nocratic primary election.
fch 387 of the state's 421
cincts reporting, Gruening
33.698 votes to 26,789 for
kvel.
|n Washington. Gravel's office.
used to concede defeat. It told
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
It 34 precincts in which Gravel
pally held majorities have yet
epott results.
|RUENING, 34. a' former
legislator, is a grandson of
|late Ernest Gruening, one of
ska's first two Senators.
|vel unseated him in 1968 and
been in the Senate for 12
. The elder Gruening was
in New York of Jewish
bits who joined the Ethical
lure Society, he told the JTA,
pw months before his death
|ravel accused Clark Gruening
receiving campaign con-
utions from a "special in-
1st group" Jews. He ac-
Gruening of breaking a
ge not to accept money from
fcial interest groups by
citing contributions from
Is living outside Alaska.
kere is no question," Gravel
rged last week, that the funds
|coming from "a special in-
group" that seeks to
fluence the foreign policy of
United States."
Kruening described Gravel's
*ge as "bordering on outright
nder." All of his ap-
mmately 1,600 contributions,
"ing about $230,000,
[>rted by Gruening, have come
i individuals. About three out
f>ur of them live in Alaska.
10T A PENNY has come
special interest groups,"
lening said. "Undoubtedly
e Jewish individuals con-
uted. So did Protestants." Of
[$540,000 Gravel has reported
Tiding in the campaign, the
Itical action committee
tnbutions make up more than
u.000, according to reports
i Anchorage.
Jmong contributors to
ening's campaign was Bernie
Itstein, an Anchorage
tnessman and former
><>cratic national com-
eman from Alaska. He was
> a fund raiser for Gravel.
lottstein cooled toward
^el after the Senator backed a
for Saudi Arabia, Egypt and
Israel and made remarks about
the "Jewish influence."
their attention violations of
Church-State Separation.
Don't be afraid to call and
register a complaint or obtain
needed information. While it is
possible that others may be call-
ing the CRC you, too, should
call, because you may be our only
caller.
All communication with the
CRC is and will be kept in the
strictest confidence.
DOES RELIGION BELONG
IN THE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
Public schools should take
cognizance of religion and its role
in our society. Programs which
teach about religion and its role
in the social and historical
development of civilization do
not violate the religious
neutrality of the public schools.
The principle that public
schools shall be religiously
neutral has been established and
accepted in a long line of
Supreme Court decisions.' The
Supreme Court has defined
"religiously neutral" as refrain-
ing from: promotion of any and
all religions; expressions of
opposition or hostility to
relation: showing Dreference for
one religion over another.
Accordingly, public schools
must be committed to preserving
the principle of Separation of
Church and State as a safeguard
of religious freedom for all
Americans.
WHAT IS APPROPRIATE?
1. factual and objective teach-
ing "about" religion.
2. intercultural programs
which focus on the role religion
has played in the development of
society.
3. education about the prin-
ciples of religious freedom and
religious liberty.
4. religious music as part of a
music appreciation course, or as a
part of a study of various lands
and cultures.
6. recognition of a student's
absence from school due to a
religious holiday, as an excused
absence.
WHAT IS NOT
APPROPRIATE?
1. recitation of prayers
2. distribution of Bibles
3. displays of religious sym-
bols .e.g. nativity scenes,
crosses, Stars of David, Bud-
dhas, etc.
4. presentation of religious
'plays, films, pageants
What would you do if. .?
Your child is asked to write a
composition on What I like best
about Christmas"?
An important school activity is
scheduled on a Jewish holiday?
Your child is asked to stand for
prayer recitation during a school
assembly?.
The history text used by your
child's class only mentions the
Holocaust in passing?
Your child's teacher calls and
asks you to bake for a Christmas
Chanukah party?
Your child is asked to bring a
Menorah to class for "Show and
Tell"?
CALL the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County "Community
Relations Committee" at 381-
2373.
5. religious programs or prayer
meetings during the school day
6. penalizing students for an
absence due to a religious holiday
(this list is not meant to be
inclusive)
Contact the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County Community
Relations Committee for ques-
tions or complaints relating to
the practice of religion in the
public schools, at 381-2373.
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Florida's West Coast
Three and one half miles
of unspoiled beach on
the Gulf of Mexico.
Golf, tennis, boating,
fishing and shelling.
Shopping in bountiful
stores and boutiques.
Dining in restaurants with
varied atmospheres
and surroundings.
An unhurried
lifestyle on an island
paradise.
Temple Sholom (Formerly
Jewish Community
Center)...within
thirty minutes. Membership of
over 200 families.
Hebrew School. Activities
include Men's Club,
Sisterhood, NCJW and
Choir.
Land reserved to be
given to possible
future builders of Temple
on Marco Island.
We'd like to tell you
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Homes or homesites on
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Meaning of Our Declining Political Power
in nrosecutinK former Nazi war backseat
TIME WAS vxkl we f
Titan uteev a ac sacx t.rir^ *< t
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pofaoea, experience bev* p mm
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mefenj* pen nuisaeoGt ;cs ro
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Tbe Greet Huk prese aere
aesaoiiscraies no* asuou* u
nimrri' :>:' pr*>er art _: :t na oi
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or C-apn^.; Hl but reciter wxi
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Tbert is a: sj:; fj^r >a.
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taat tat r:tr^ pot exptneocc
rraa#-s -.-- ::' _s al itr t
sa^jt tac arafiec --*.<-.:.
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existeoot Tus at a :mt aer
in fact Ammca if aeiag frac-
onnat^c late BpeaaJ- mterest
sfegraerts w-itr a rapadsr taat a
Bt-pfining ir peatra. aac waer
spacia. Jewist mtereat* ar\t
> aeec k i^portarc to
Jeviah aurvTvai ir particular
Leo
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taert is sb:^tx far-
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9orot extert ^. tat s.atot *tj taat
tat Greet H an press treats S: -
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p_iory;a :>.: tat erosior a;
"ewi&r poiita_ paissanc*
aerooriFtratec by a oe* iaac of
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itterest group except terr.aps
or tat >rae_ issut **::
"ttaes taert taest ziy 1 ro:>ri :: t
Pantr
Heace ccwssnaists aac :lt
toorasts taat o-t after Maftt ape
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tat oueatJOB of tas aet
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ant eacouragec ffmttbm ir
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of
Javits
I HALF SUSPECT that Set
Stoat s ovr care aot to be idea-
tiSec at a specaj-interest Jevisc
mcumaent stems as mucr iron:
this contemporary Jewist
Wmttar.:icuun as aa 00-
poaeau aeciart it stems from tat
-faes of bis otaer aources of
pouueal support taat would
prefer tc see tat Seaator s Jewish
roots aac Jewish coxtautueno
cfownpiayec aecauae tae> art
oektenous to 1
Mhaji 1 iaVBM
Isiaaa ac natter :
corot of tat prar.anes saort
coarse of ax unf ores*
arfeat at tat outset
ON THE Democrat* side of
tat jeoger tat reeuits of a
iatarisatc J ewist communit v
aas saowr ?%en gnaii r disaster
y>T>*v Hoitzmaa the cracker-
lack of a cc agress-woman from
BrookJyn witr a record on
Captu.: HiL taat aebes aer age -
be is S* is runamf is the pn-
agamst a field that in-
of all peopk. Bess Myer-
tbe former beauty queen
aac ex-New York Mayor John
In efiea Hottxman fmds
beraetf at the same spot that
Belia Abxag occupied when she
ga-v-e up her congressional seat to
vie for a seat m the Senate
agamst Danie Patnca Mo>Tii-
aan If Hohxmar icrses in the pri-
maries, sat goes aot back to
Wi- boaae to
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votes art mnci
Jriaataaa out tae probkat is ho
M rar-paigT, for them wxbont
reveaimg a gnawing poatica.
- s aad 50 s at Florida.
Jewish .: tee art parochial votes.
they ac aot necessarily mthffjfff
other sectors of the general com-
munity an behalf of say cause
Jews may espouse at the same
way as. say the Latin vote ooea.
or tbe black vote.
Tbe unrversabty of this Jewish
fall from pfH^t] sigaaficaace is
pparent is New York, from
I bane just returned after
around there for several
weeks just long *"f* to see
the dilemma of another US
senator who is Jewish. Jacob
Javits. and how has "^tf^j
campaign stacks ap in conv
pariaon
JAVITS HAS 24 years in the
Senate oehmd him, fovr tune*
Stone s inninaraij He has a
aterling record of
Brookhx
Forget Holtzman s other
opponents The polls aidicate she
=> \erv eLiose because of Bess
Mverson. who appears daily on
New York television in com-
toeraal after commercial as part
of a public relations campaign
costing 'oer something likf- a
reported II million to tell voter*
hsaj effectivt she as as one-time
Mayor Lindsay s consumer
ate and later as director of a
credit counseling agency
FT IS a pity that Holuman's
recorc :.it House has to go on
,-jppmg block of this meager
amateur s experience of Myer-
toothsome smile and ex-
partta as a TV game show
partiapant Holuman's record
aKludes among ot her things, bar
tenacious drive against the Im-
migration and Naturalization
Saw in and the Justice Depart-
ment for their slow motion pace
Bar Mitzvah
m prosecuting former Nazi war
ina|, who lied about their
order to become U.S.
cnmi
past in
citizens
How does Myeraon compare?
Not well, but if the polls are
correct in indicating that she has
already forged ahead of Holtt-
man. this means that voters.
(X.dle^ of Jewish voters among
them, will apparently trade
Holtzman s legislative savvy for
powder puff glamor in a race that
emphasizes that once upon a
time, we pretended there was no
Jewish vote and were angered by
those who referred to the Jewish
vote as a bloc vote or a special-
interest vote. We took out after
them as bigots or hate-mongers
who refused to accept the Jewish
presence in the bland melting pot
of the American amalgam.
Today, we have resigned from
the significance of a Jewish vote
to the anonymity of cultural
pluralism, which in fact no longer
defines the nations political
enterprise. Reckoned in these
terms, we have remained one step
politically behind throughout our
history in America. Be it in New
York or in Florida, there is
evidence everywhere of the pro-
liferation of special-interest
groups in the last decade at the
same time that the Jewish com-
munitv seems inclined to take a
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The Jewish community [
regain a political sense of)
and of its mission. The Septl
primaries here in which
Stone faces a dozen oppu.
will show just how imporumi
need to do that is.
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day. Aug. 30. at Temple
B'nai Israel. Clearwater
Arthur is a student in the
temple's Religious School and is
president of the Junior Youth
Group He attends the John F
Kennedy Middle School, where
be :s a student in the eigth grade.
Arthur is an Honor Roll student,
is on the WJFK Action News and
has won the John Eastman
Award His favorite sport is
soccer.
In Arthurs honor. Mr. and
Mrs. Rubin hosted the Oneg
Shabbat following services. A
reception was held in the evening
at the Caribbean Gulf Hotel.
Celebrating with Arthur were his
grandparents. Myer and Lakie
Rubin of Atlanta and Morton and
Lil Moses of Miami Beach. Also
attending the festivities were
Rhalda and Ralph Kahn
Atlanta. Martha and Michael
Moses. Miami; Cindy and Robert
Moses. Plantation: and Larrv
Cohen and Edie Fave. Athens'
Ga.
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Friday. September 12, |
Legislators Seek Meeting With Muskie to Clarify U.S. Abstention
By J06EPH POLAKOfT
WASHINGTON -
(JTA) Angered by the
Carter Administration ab-
stention on the United Na-
tions Security Council reso-
lution censuring Israel for
its Jerusalem law, 30 Con-
gressmen have asked Sec-
retary of State Edmund
Muskie to meet with them
and discuss U.S. policy
toward Israel.
Rep. Sidney Yates ID., ILL I.
dean of the Jewish members of
the House has asked for the
meeting on behalf of his col-
leagues to include Rep. Dante
Fasceil >D Flai. Jonathan
Bingham (D.. N.Y.i and James
BLanchard (D Mich.). This de-
velopment followed additional
statements from top-level
Republicans and Sen Carl Levin
iD.. Mich, i denouncing the US.
abstention.
FORMER Tennessee Sen Bill
Brock. chairman of the
Republican national committee,
described the Security Council
censure as another step" in the
vicious campaign which by its
nature, is as much anti-American
as anti-Israel.'
Brock said that the Palestine
Liberation Organization. in
concert with the Soviet Union
and radical governments, have
for months made clear and public
their intent to expel Israel from
the United Nations and to
destroy the Egyptian- Israel
peace treaty."
Brock said the Carter
.\aministration s failure to veto
the resolution represented an
abandonment of our commitment
to the peace process, a con-
-loution to the isolation of a
>mocratic ally and friend
Israel and a violation of the trust
of the American people by
government elected to represent
the bet interests of our nation."
HE ADDED: The Adminis-
.rauoc s abstentions are repug-
nant you cannot speak against a
resolution and then refuse to vote
against it- The action belies the
words."
Earlier, in another condem-
nation of the U.S. abstention.
Sen. Jacob Javits (R.. S.Y.I,
said. I appreciate the problems
with other countries, but we have
vetoed before. The abstention
leaves the resolution as a valid
Security Council resolution, and
that's the difference between day
and night."
Levin told the Senate that the
Administration's abstention was
a temble mistake" and added.
"The point that must be made
and made clearly is that it
does not serve our national in-
terests to participate in and sanc-
tion a process which seeks to
focus exclusive attention on the
behavior of only one of the
parties involved in this complex
and sensitive situation. And it
does not serve the interests of
peace to participate in or sanction
such a process.
PRIOR TO the vote 18
members of the House
telegraphed Muskie. urging him
to veto the resolution. This
message, signed by both Demo-
crats and Republicans, was
drafted by Rep. Benjamin
Oilman (R.. NY).
Rep. Benjamin Rosenthal.
deputy majority leader in the
House, who was one of the
signer*, sent a message to
Muskie. following his address to
the Security Council. In it.
Rosenthal s offica told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency. Rosenthal
UAHC Prescribes
How to Cut Out
tlewish Sexism
MONTH EAL Sexist language in ihe Bible ana
in prayer must be eliminated it women are to achieve
Ugioua equality, the American Psychological
\ssociation was toid here.
Annette Daum of New York, interreligious affairs
oorcunator lor the Union of American Hebrew Con-
flations (UAHC), called for a muiti-
nominationai approacn to reverse the damaging
ifects on both men and women oi centuries oi
.anguage tnat misrepresents women and misleads us
as to the very nature of God.*'
The UAHC is the congregational arm of Reform
Judaism in the United States and Canada, rep-
resenting 1.2 million members in 750 synagogues.
DESPITE PROGRESS toward equality of the
sexes in the religious sphere. Daum said, "Sexist
language remains a major problem, particularly in
seminary training programs.*' She said women
seminarians find themselves in "a men's club atmo-
sphere studying a body of literature which is male-
oriented, taught by men, mostly about men, in-
terpreted and translated by men in language that
oozes with masculine metaphor."
Daum said many Reform synagogues were now
using a glossary of substitute terminology to help
them replace masculine words and phrases used in
the liturgy.
AT A recent interfaith consultation titled, "How to Survive
as a Feminist in a Patriarchal Religion," participants concluded
that "the major problem was the elimination of sexist language
in biblical translation, liturgy and education material,"
"A few rabbis are already using inclusive tMffttfM on a
regular basis in their congregations," she observed. "Members
of other synagogues are seeking the same kind of changes. It is
no longer unusual for congregations to experiment with creative
services along parallel linee."
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations has also
prepared checklist to help Jewish feminists rate their
congregations on the issue of sexism, Daum said. It is contained
in "Jewish Options for the "80s." a 56-page kit of consciousness-
raising programs, recently published in the UAHC for use in
Reform synagogues.
wrote Muskie that he had
listened to his remarks before the
Council.
"I thought your statement,"
Rosenthal wrote to Muskie. "was
as effective a presentation of
American goals and strategy in
mediating the Arab- Israeli
conflict as any I have beard in the
past 20 years. I would have pre-
ferred that the United States
vote against the resolution but
within the context of the con-
straints operating upon our
foreign policy, I understand the
decision to abstain."
ISRAELI Ambassador
Ephraim Evron delivered a note
from the Israeli government ui
Muskie, protesting the US
abstention. Muskie reiterated 2
Evron the U.S. position
Jerusalem's status should be 1
negotiated in the final stage of al
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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 11
Dr. Harry I. Barron (center) has retired as executive director of the National Foundation for
\ Jewish Culture. He is succeeded by Abraham Atik (left). Looking on (right) is Amos
(omay, president of the Foundation.
Headlines
U.S. 'Regrets' Request for Info
The State Department has expressed "regret"
to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith for
seeking information about religious preference on
biographical information forms used in con-
nection with American participation in the World
Conference of the UN Decade for Women.
In response to an ADL complaint that this was
an "invasion of privacy," Judith P. Rooks, acting
director of the Office of the U.S. Secretariat for
the World Conference, declared that she con-
curred in the view that individuals should not be
required to identify themselves as to religion,
unless they did so anonymously.
Clarence D. Long, chairman of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Oper-
ations, is the author of an amendment which
would cut off U.S. foreign aid to countries
sheltering Nazi war criminals such as Josef
Mengele and Gustav Wagner. Mengele, the
Angel of Extermination" at Auschwitz, is in-
dicted in West Germany for throwing a live infant
into a fire and splitting the skull of a teen-age girl
with a cleaver. He is currently believed hiding in
Paraguay.
Wagner was known as the Hangman of
Treblinka, and is hiding out in Brazil. Long
Ix-lieves that his amendment would also help
flush out Klaus Barbi, thought currently to be in
Bolivia. "War criminals are being protected
throughout Latin America," says Long.
Claire Pyser, of Monsey. N.Y., has been chosen
to head the forthcoming 13th National Board
Conference of Women^ American ORT in
Houston, Tex. Assisting her will be Gerri Prince,
of Cedar Grove, N.J., who will serve as conference
co-chairman.
The conference, which will run from Oct. 20
through 23, will attract some 800 delegates of
Women's American ORT, representing 140,000
members of the organization in over 1,200
chapters from coast to coast, and will serve as the
springboard for ORT's second century of
vocational and technical operations around the
world.
The Houston National Board Conference, she
said, "will deal with the ways and means for
meeting these challenges by expanding ORT's
worldwide network and promoting quality
education and upgraded vocational education in
the United States."
The American Jewish Congress has criticized a
proposal by the Department of Health and
Human Services to keep the race, sex, national
origin and religious preference of Medicare and
Medicaid patients in nursing homes on a "Master
Patient Register."
In testimony before a regional hearing held by
the Department, Florence Galkin, of the Amer-
ican Jewish Congress' Commission on Urban
Affairs declared, 'The Constitution's mandate of
separation of church and state stands for the
proposition that government inquiries about
religious preference, where permissible at all,
must be narrowly limited to the minimum neces-
sary to satisfy government interest.
"While there is a legitimate need to inquire into
a patient's religion, if any, so as to facilitate the
provision of religious services, we see no reason
why that information must be maintained per-
manently in a central file."
Millions of tax dollars could be saved each year
if legislation to stop year-end "spending sprees"
by federal agencies becomes law. The bill, intro-
duced by U.S. Sen. Richard Stone (D., Fla.), tries
to discourage a practice by some agencies of
unnecessarily spending money left over at the end
of one year in order to avoid a budget cut the next
year.
The General Accounting Office released a study
July 28 that found that during the past two years,
some agencies spent as much as 52 percent of
their total fiscal year budget in just the last two
months of the year. This study had been
requested last October by Stone and others.
National Council of Young Israel President
Nathaniel Saperstein has called upon Ambas-
sador Sol Linowitz, the U.S. special envoy to the
Middle East, to spare no effort in the current
round of talks in the Middle East.
"It is imperative at this critical time that the
U.S. take a positive role in the negotiating
process," he said. "The U.S., through Ambas-
sador Linowitz, has the opportunity to serve as
catalyst for peace. This chance must not be
passed up," he added.
The proportion of Jews in religious cults far
outnumbers their percentage in the general
population, according to a new book discussing
the rapid growth, wealth, and power of cults in
America today.
In Prison or Paradise? The New Religious Cults
(Fortress Press, $8.95). authors James and
Marcia Rudin estimate that Jews comprise be-
tween 20 and 50 percent of cult members though
they are less than three percent of the total
American population.
No single element brings a person into a cult,
says Rabbi James Rudin, who is assistant
national director of Interreligious Affairs of the
American Jewish Committee, and Marcia Rudin,
a former professor of religion at William Paterson
College.
The Rudins assert, "The main reason people
join a cult is as old as humanity itself: the search
for a caring community the most vulnerable
target for cult recruitment is the person, young or
old, who has made no meaningful connection with
an established religion, who is in search of
spiritual values and transcendent meaning, who
is willing, even yearning, for strict discipline and
authority, and who may be burdened with guilt
about affluence or sex or drugs."
The U.S. must reassess its financial com-
mitment to the UN, according to Shirley Billot,
national president, and Toby Willig, vice presi-
dent of public affairs for Emunah Women of
America, in light of the recent diplomatic defeats
for the U.S. and the urgent need for new economic
policies for industry and for the economy.
It is incomprehensible that in 1980 the U.S.
continues to fund one-fourth of the UN assessed
budget and continues to contribute hundreds and
millions of dollars in voluntary contributions, she
declares. The oil rich countries of the world
continue to pay a pittance based on an outmoded
formula.
They, more than any other country in the world
today, need to have their budgetary contributions
made higher so that they pay their fair share of
the costs of the UN. Soviet Russia is also in
arrears on its assessed budget contributions to
the UN.
Rearing it* ugly had
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Rumanian Musicians in Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) Some 30 young men and
women comprising the chorus and orchestra of the Jewish
community in Rumania have arrived in Israel headed by
Rumania's Chief Rabbi Moshe Rosen. The group, which
was invited to Israel by the mayors of Jerusalem, Tel
Aviv and other cities, is the first from a Communist
country to come to Israel to present .Yiddish and Hebrew
songs. Their 10-day visit to Israel was with the approval
of the Rumanian government, according to a report from
Bucharest.
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