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*Jewish flcridliari
Off Pinellas County
I Volume 1 Number 18
St. Petersburg, Florid* Friday, December 19. 1980
Price 10 Cents
Labor Outlook
Party May Call For Palestine Solution
Maureen Hose water
luequeline .luettbs
The Labor Party may go to
the polls in the 1981
elections with a foreign
policy platform calling for a
solution of the Palestinian
problem within the frame-
work of a single Jordanian-
Palestinian state to which
Israel would cede portions
of the West Bank not es-
sential to its security.
acesetters Luncheon Jan. 6
omen's Division Announces excep^rStS^^s^
veiled over the weekend by Israel
Galili, the veteran Laborite who
heads the political' committee
which drafted the plank. It does
not deviate from Labor's long-
standing position rejecting a
separate Palestinian state be-
tween Israel and the Jordan
The annual Pacesetter Lun-
Iheon of the Women's Division of
i Jewish Federation of Pinellas
aunty will be held on Jan. 6,
|98l at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
I'harl.'s Lhrlich, according to
laureen Rosewater and
lacqueline Jacobs, co-chairmen
If the luncheon. The Pacesetter
Luncheon is for contributors of
11.000 or more to the Combined
|ewish Appeal annual Women's
Jivision campaign.
Mrs Jacobs and Mrs.
^iim water expressed delight that
l:i Kosenberg, past president
Y the South Hroward Federation,
Luuld he the guest speaker.
All contributors of $500 or
more to the Combined Jewish
Appeal campaign will receive
invitations to attend the gala
When asked why she con-
sidered the Pacesetter Luncheon
so vital to the success of the 1981
Women's Division campaign,
Mrs. Jacobs replied, "My over-
riding concern is to educate every
woman to realize the great im-
portance of supporting the Com-
bined Jewish Appeal. Without
that support, our local Jewish
needs suffer and our blessed
State of Israel suffers."
THE ONLY surprise was
GalQi's statement in a radio
interview that "We will not dic-
tate to this Jordanian-Palestinian
state what form of government it
ought to have or who should head
it. That would be the business of
its citizens and they would have
to choose between (King) Hus-
sein. (Yasir) Arafat or someone
else," Galili said. His remark was
the first by a prominent Israeli
implying that Israel could live at
peace with a neighbor headed by
the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization chief.
The platform was drafted by
Galili, former Foreign Minister
Abba Eban, former Justice
Minister Chaim Zadok and
former Police Minister Shlomo
Hillel. Galili said it does not rule
out an interim arrangement
whereby a small area of territory
would be ceded in exchange for a
commensurate advance toward
peace on the part of Israel's
eastern neighbor.
In a final settlement with the
Jordanian-Palestinian state,
Israel would cede parts of the
West Bank. The Labor Party has
long maintained that once a
peace agreement is signed, Israel
should retain a security presence
on the West Bank while the
heavily Arab-populated regions
would revert to Arab
sovereignty. That, in essence was
the plan advanced by the late
Yigal Allon who envisaged an
Israel security belt along the
Jordan River and Arab
sovereignty in the central high-
GALILI SAID the plan em-
phatically rules out a separate
Palestinian state. He said the
basic fact is that Jordan is Pales-
tine and the majority of its
citizens are Palestinians.
The platform insists that
Jerusalem remain Israel's united
capital under its full sovereignty
with free access to the holy places
of all faiths. It provides no clear-
cut answers to the problem of
control of the holy places. It
allows no more than symbolic
territorial concessions on the
Golan Heights because anything
more would endanger Israel's
We Respect Your Sovereignty,
Israel Assures Lebanon's Brass
Local Resident Receives
National Recognition
( harles Rutenberg has been
Appointed a Trustee Emeritus of
[he I ruled Israel Appeal, ac-
lording to Raymond Epstein,
Jhairman of the nominating com-
mice of the United Israel
Appeal. Rutenberg s new
Dsition carries witli it all the
firfroKatives of a Trustee for Life.
The honor is given to those
lmii\ iduuls who have served with
fcperial distinction as Trustees
fever an extended period of time.
It is designed to assure the
Jnited Israel Appeal the con-
tinued lienefits of its members'
wisdom and commitment.
Kuienberg has been a tireless
&nd devoted worker for many
years for the United Israel
Appeal, both on a local and
hatmnal level. He is currently a
Charles Rutenberg
vice president of the Jewish Fed-
eration of Pinellas County.
Percy Unfolds on TV
WASHINGTON (JTA) Sen. Charles Percy JR.,
||1) who will be chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee in the next Congress, envisions a Palestinian
ftate in federation with Jordan and disarmed for offensive
purposes for at least 25 years.
HE SAID, on the ABC television Good Morning
America program that he and President Leonid Brezhnev
If the Soviet Union disagreed on the nature of a Pales-
"iian state when they met in Moscow last month.
"He (Brezhnev) wants to see the PLO a sovereign
|tate, armed with their own territory," Percy said. "I feel
t it should be in federation with Jordan. It should be
ke Japan and Germany, disarmed for offensive purposes
.or at least 25 years, and it must recognize the rights of
Israel to exist, its sovereignty and to have defensible
Israel sought to reassure
Lebanon last week, in the first
face-to-face talks in more than
two years, that it fully respects
Lebanon's "sovereignty and
territorial integrity." Two Lt.
Colonels of the Israel army and a
Foreign Minister diplomat con-
veyed that message when they
met with Lebanese army officers
under UN auspices at Ras
Nakura. headquarters of the
United Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UN I FID on the Israel-
Lebanese border.
Informed sources said the
atmosphere at the meeting was
"very good, very relaxed." After
a half hour of formal discussions
the two teams lunched together,
joined by the chairman of the
session, the chief of staff of the
UN Truce Supervisory Organiza-
tion (UNTSOI. The UN ap-
parently hopes to arrange further
such meetings in the future.
IN THE meantime, both the
UN and the Israeli side treated
the meeting in a low key despite
the months of meticulous efforts
that went into preparing it. Pre-
sumably this is to avoid incurring
hostility from Syria or other
Arab extremist quarters.
The Lebanese, moreover, are
reporting the meeting as a reacti-
vation of the long-defunct Israel-
Lebanon Mixed Armistice Com-
mission (ILMAC) rather than as
a direct, semi-political encounter
between the two sides. At the
very outset of the meeting, in
fact, the Lebanese officers took
the position that this was a
session of the ILMAC.
The Israelis, for their part,
maintain their position that
ILMAC is not merely defunct but
actually deceased, having died
with the outbreak of the 1967 war
along with all the other Mixed
Armistice Commissions (MACS).
The MACS between Israel and
each of its neighbors, were set up
under the 1949 armistice
The UN1FIL communique
which reported the meeting did
not reler to ILMAC even though
an earlier Security Council reso-
lution had called on the UN
Secretary-General "to reactivate
munique merely said that "repre-
sentatives of the Israel army and
the I^ebanese army met. .land)
exchanged views about the
present situation."
APPARENTLY, this text was
agreed upon in advance. Israel
had categorically refused to
attend the meeting if it was to be
billed as a session of the ILMAC.
Israeli sources say that
Lebanon's interest in a formal
revival of ILMAC stems from
Ik'irut's belief that a return to the
U N-ILM AC-pre-1967 regime
would somehow help it to extend
its authority up to the border. In
addition, the UN a status would
be enhanced, which Lebanon sees
as a favorable development.
In the course of the meeting
and the "exchange of views about
the present situation."' the Israeli
side argued that it was not
Israel, nor Mai Saad liaddad in
south Lebanon who were re-
sponsible for the difficult situa-
tion in the border area. The root
cause was the internal turmoil
and weakness in Beirut itself, and
the consequent license afforded
the various Palestine Liberation
Organization groups to ride
roughshod over Lebanese
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Co-sponsored by
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
Women's Council of Presidents

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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, December 19. lftQ
Anti-Semitism on Upswing
In France
Squadron. chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organi-
zations, met with French Deputy
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Olivier Sum recently
The minister told Squadron
and the Presidents Conference
executive director. Yehuda Hell-
man, that the French government
is doing ail u tan to track down
the persons responsible for the
()ct 3 Rue Copernic Temple
tombing and bring them to trial.
Stirn. himself Jewish, said it is
French official policy to fighi
anti-Semitism in all its forms and
by all legal methods
Squadron conferred earlier
with the president of the Repre-
sentative Council of Jewish
Organizations in France (CRIF).
Karon Alain de Rothschild. He
expressed American Jewry's
concern over the increase in anti-
Semitic acts in France and
\\ estern F.urope He said that
American Jewry is keenly in-
terested in what happens in
turope and is keeping in close
contact with French Jewry.
Squadron and Hellman also at-
tended the ceremonies marking
the installation of Paris' new
Chief Kabbi Alain Goldmann at
the main synagogue.
The 49-year-old French-bom
rabbi was elected last summer to
the post by the Paris Consistoire.
the French Jewish religious
organization which supervises
Orthodox activities and elects the
Jewish community's main religi-
ous leaders.
A representative of President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
Interior Minister Christian
Konnet and Paris Mayor Jacques
Chirac joined France's top
Jewish leadership at the cere-
mony. The Catholic and Protes-
tant churches were also
Movement which was active 20
years ago.
Now as large as any of the
factions of the fragmented Na-
tional Front, it is extremely anti-
Semitic, distributed most of the
anti-Semitic hate propaganda in
Hritain. including copies of the
Protocols of the Elders of Zkm.
and is believed to be partly
financed by an Arab state,
probably Libya.
In England
communal leaders have gone on
alert following a receipt by Labor
MP Frank Allaun of a letter
bomb. It is feared that this could
spark a third wave of such at
tacks in the past four years
Although the letter did not
explode, and although Allaun is
known more lor hi- extreme left-
w:n: political opinions than for
hi- connection with Jewish
cause*, the .ncident is regarded
a- -> mptom.r. .> o: a new surge in
n--" Nazi anti-Semitism in
Much < mented anu uncoordinated The
National Front, the leading neo-
\a/ fcrn>u[. split into five
car and there are
probabi) anotner five neo-Nazi
>n"oups This means that as a
iorcc at tn. ballot box. the neo-
Nazi- an further from success
than th were. Neverthe-
K-- what they lack in cohesion
the Hntish Nazis more than make
up in virulence
One of the most sinister groups
calls itself Column 88. It
celebrates Hitlers birthdays,
holds paramilitary summer
camps invites overseas Nazis to
its celebrations and repays them
by visiting Nazi functions
Little is known of its leader-
ship or structure but it is believed
to recruit the most fanatical and
ruthless members of other Nazi
groups. Thought to have some
arms, it is particularly keen in re-
cruiting people of military back-
ground and once tried to form
cells in Britain's territorial army.
Another virulent group is the
British Movement, the successor
of the British National Socialist
ants raised huge blue and white
crosses in the stands as they
shouted slogans such as "Hitler
taught us that Jew-killing is no
crime" and "ten. a hundred, a
thousand Mauthausens." a refer-
ence to a notorious Nazi concen-
tration camp.
Porqueddu said the demon-
stration was organized and
clearly was not the work of im-
passioned sports fans but has "a
precise propagandist, political
and apologist (for genocidel
The National Front, which
fielded more than 300 candidates
in the last general election, broke
up because of personal squabbles VaneSSQ Speaks
The various break-away groups
are now trying to unite, together
with the British Movement,
which scorns the National
Front's attempts to deny that it
was anti-Semitic.
In Italy
According to the LA. Times.
actress Vanessa Redgrave, a
long-time supporter of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization,
said in a recent interview in
Beirut that Israel must be wiped
ROME IJTAl Ten neo
fascists who led an anti-Semitic
demonstration at an Italian-
Israeli soccer match in Varese on
March 7. 1979. have been sen
tenced to three years imprison
ment and the leader of the group
to three years and six months.
The trial and the sentence
marked the first time an Italian
court has applied the law pro-
hibiting "apologia of genocide.'
The Public Prosecutor. Giovanni
Porqueddu. categorically rejected
the defense attorney s attempt to
minimize the demonstration as
mere sports fanaticism
According to the prosecutor,
the anti-Semitic demonstration
at Varese was far more serious
than a "simple fascist gather-
ing.' The only possible legal defi-
nition of what took place that day
was apologia of genocide," he
said. He noted that the defend
Fledging never to abandon her
support of the Palestinians
seeking to establish their own
nation in the Middle East, she
said I don't think there is any
room for a state of Israel.
The state of Israel was estab-
lished not in the interest of the
Jews or the Arabs or the Paies
tinians. but in the interest of
imperialism, aggression, death,
deportation and mass demolition
of houses the very method
used by the fascist German
regime against the Jews."
Redgrave, who starred in the
recent CBS TV film about con-
centration camp survivor Kama
Fenelon. said she hopes to make
her first visit to Israeli territory
the day the Palestinian revolu-
tion wins, and 1 m absolutely
convinced that the day is not
very faraway."
Women's American ORT
Gift Wrapping Event
The St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of Women s American
ORT is presently engaged in their
largest fund raising project of thi
year. Gift wrapping in front ol
Wilson s has almost become a
tradition of the chapter From
now until Dec 24. volunteer- in
eagerly stationed at their tahk
which display the wide variety ot
colorful wrapping papers and co-
ord'nating ribbons and bows per
feet for all occasion.- Proceed-
trom the nominal fees are directiv
to*;,-,!- ORT's M <'"i (Man
ance ORT I rainincri pro,;-
MOT hatpi OR1 to operate
develop and maintain h:.
vocational educatm: program'
utihzini; iaborat<>ne- workshops
and c!a--rooms It providt bl
the Mlariei ''. specialized
teacher*-. textbooks, training
material- updated equipment
continual classroom renovation*-
and constant repair and revision
of -chooi curricula to keep in step
with modern education and
technical programs
In Israel, for example, the ab-
sorption of hundreds of
thousands of Jews from the
Soviet Union. Eastern Europe.
Latin America and the Western
nations mandates that MOT will
be a crucial factor upon which the
Israel nation will be able to grow.
thrive and gain new strength
Presently. ORT-lsrael has
45.000 students enrolled in its
schools. Women's American ORT
has pledged to help double the
ORT-lsrael student body within
the next 5 years. MOT will be at
the center of this expansion and
development. MOT supports
career education, provides the
sustenance, the spiritual inspir-
ation and the guides for success
and achievement It is a staunch
pillar ol the ORT world and the
world of every student whose life
it tout nes and helps to shape
Anyone isnm>: to nav.' gifts
beautifully wrapped while
ionatmg to MOT is encouraged
I -top by W ilson with their
unwrapped presents Member- of
51 Petersburg Evening
Chapter will be- there daily from
lOa.m to
je*isn woman tooKing to- aa*
f/me nousexeeDercomoanio"
Nee?s sceone s 3i*s t *ee'
* can :/ coo- jno ciear
to- mo-e informal -.- contact
~a"iet Co*e- a* 'a^oa jevs'-
social je'site 872-445'
Murray Jacobs
Michael Bernstein
Jewish Family Service
Chosen to Review
Orlando Family Service
Murray M. Jacobs, president
of the Board of Directors,
reported to the Board of
Directors of Jewish Family Ser-
vice regarding the recent request
from the Board of Directors and
staff ot the Jewish Family
Services of Orlando to have
Michael Bernstein, executive
director, review their agency's
programming, procedure and
future growth.
Jacobs stated. "The respect
shown to our county for its recent
progress in programming and
services of our local Jewish
Family Service Agency gives the
entire community a sense of
pride" Among the growth of
programs over the past two years
at Gulf Coast are: emergency
homemaker services for the
elderly, an endowment fund for
college students, psychiatric,
social, residential and day treat-
ment programs for the elderlv
increased outreach counseling
and referral programs for the
elderly. Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service continues to offer
confidential individual, group
and family counseling as well as
running a family life education
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, 304 South Jupiter
Ave.. Clearwater. FL335n
Dear Mr. Bernstein
My husband and I are emotional wrecks. Our daughter is 18
years old and studies in a university in a Northern college She
just wrote to tell us she has decided to live with a boy she has
been dating. My husband suggested cutting off her college ex
penses: I'm afraid things will get worse. She ia a good student
Mrs \
Dear Mrs \
Your problem is becoming fairly common among our Jewish
youth It is encouraging that your daughter is keeping the line*-
ol communication open Perhaps she can come down taPinelia-
C'ounty and >u personal!;, before finalizing her plan'
lie main calm ana discuss possible pitfa!:- of such a relationship
men', for ed;:,ation and try not to pan..
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Friday, December 19,1980
The Jewish FloridJan of Pinellas County
| "P3
Pinellas Profile
Murray and Jackie Jacobs
the Rabbi's Desk
Pinedas County has many men
and women who have chosen to
enhance their everyday lives with
activities and events geared to
the improvement of Jewish life
here at home, around the world
and in Israel. The Jacobs,
Murray and Jackie, are two such
exemplary people. They have
chosen a philanthropic lifestyle
which they have been living
through words and deeds nearly
all their married life-
Jackie and Murray were both
bom in Brooklyn, N.Y.. and after
they were married decided to
make their home in the Sunny
South.'' After Murray's dis-
iharge from the Army Signal
(orps m 1946. they became
residents of St. Petersburg and
opened up "Jackie and Murray's
Har and Restaurant" on Sunset
Beach Their son Bill was born
here in 1947.
They began their long and
fruitful involvement in Jewish
iimmunal affairs when they
Dined Congregation Beth Israel
in 1948. the ame year Murray
pi-ned Good Year Rubber
Products. Murray has since
wrved his synagogue as a mem-
ber of the board vice president,
chairman of the board, and presi-
dent. In addition, the Jacobs
were chairpersons of the general
solicitation for the new syna-
gogue building. Jackie has served
as president of the Congregation
M nui Israel Sisterhood, and has
been on the Sisterhood board for
25 years.
An average couple would be
more than satisfied with their
depth of commitment to their
>-vnagogue. but the "above
average'' Jacobs family was not
satisfied with "only" synagogue
involvement. "Jackie's and my
combined desires are to help our
fellow Jews who have been less
fortunate than we." said Murray.
And so. while Jackie was active
as a charter member of B'nai
B'rith women, director of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, director of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, and
chairwoman of the Women's
Division of UJA, Murray was
busy building a reputation and
list of honors and has become
part ot the Jewish history of
Pinellas County. As an officer of
the 58th St. Land Co., Murray
helped to raise the funds to buy
the land for what is now Menorah
Murray and. 1ackie.Jacobs
director. Murray served the
general community of St. Peters-
burg with the same zeal he serves
his fellow Jews.
He was both chairman and
commissioner of the Pinellas
member of the St. Petersburg
Chamber of Commerce and a
relegate of the Religions United
for Action in Community. He is
currently the president of the
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service. Together Murray and
Jackie have chaired Israeli Bond
Center, and during his term as
president of B'nai Israel he
helped to found the Synagogue
Council of Pinellas County, an
organization he co-chaired for 14
Murray was named B'nai
B'rith Man of the Year in 1967,
was awarded the Sound of Honor
Award in 1972. and received a
Special Presidential Citation
from the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America in 1966.
Jackie received the Sound of
Honor Award for work done in
the community and originated a
Women's Pacesetter Division for
the Combined Jewish Appeal.
Always willing to serve the
Jewish community wherever he
was needed, Murray became
president of the Jewish Com-
munity Center in 1970, and
president of the Jewish Com-
munity Council in 1972. He was
instrumental in organizing the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County which he serves as a
Jewish Women Events
The St. Petersburg Section of
| the NCJ W is sponsoring a benefit
fundraiser at the Country Dinner
Theatre, Gateway Mall at 9th St.
and 78th Ave. No., on Saturday,
Dec. 20, matinee.
The show is a many times
lony A ward-winner "A Funny
I lung Happened on the Way to
the Forum." There are excellent
seats and there is a donation of
Is'1 Per person for lunch and
ow. Send prepaid checks to
Florence Lippman, 722 11th St.
North. St. Petersburg, Fla.
33705. Proceeds of this per-
formance will benefit the scholar-
ship program and help purchase
large type typewriters for the
The Dec. 24 regular meeting
will have a speaker on a subject
that is close to the heart of all
Jewry: Mrs. Soil Lieberman will
present a program on "Soviet
AIPAC to Meet
The American Israel Pub-
f Affairs Committee 1 A( i will meet on Sunday,
gee- 21, at 4:30 p.m. at Le
<>nipano Restaurant, Indian
Shores. The guest speaker
W'U be Richard Alt man. na-
tional co-ordinator of AIPAC
(Israels only registered
'"boy in Washington. D.C.)
H topk will be "What to
Expect from the New Ad-
ministration and Congress."
Solicitation will be made
for membership and contri-
butions. Refreshments will
ROWAftO IK1925-0077
Dinners. United Jewish Appeal
dinners, and the UJA Pacesetter
When asked about their in-
volvement in Jewish communal
affairs. Murray replied.
"Federation is the means by
vhich we can do the most good
for the people of Israel while at
the same time reach the Jews of
Pinellas County, especially the
elderly and youth, whose local
needs are so great."
The Jacobs have two sons and
one grandchild.
This week's Sidra. Vayigush.
Judah's speech is one of the
most eloquent and moving in the
Torah. No wonder that when he
finished. Joseph was in tears and
could no longer conceal his iden-
tity The reason for his success
was his right approach and the
way he presented his case.
Judaism, above all things, wishes
us to cultivate the right approach
to life. Some there are. who are
ever on the warpath, the sort of
people described in Psalm
CXX.7: / am all peace; but when
I speak they are for war. The
second approach appease-
ment, may be the right or the
wrong way. It all depends on the
situation and the person whose
favour is sought. The best policy
is the approach through prayer,
asking the Divine aid for us to
find favour in the eyes of the
aggrieved party, so the perfect
reconciliation may result.
Mikketz. when you think the end
of your friendship with another
has come, then Vayigush. make
the right approach. The result
will be Vayehi. a new life of joy
and peace.
The world would be a happier
place to live in if we heeded the
advice that Joseph gave to his
brothers after their reconcili-
ation. Judaism, too. while ad-
v ising us to live according to the
heavenly pattern traced out for
us in the Torah, speaks of those
who worry as little of faith
(Ketahna Ehmunah). Joseph's
Mabbi Sidnev I. Lubin
advice points to the solemn truth
that many a man s troubles are
entirely of his own making. In-
stead of brooding over the past,
let us resolve not to commit the
same errors in the future. Let us
be careful not to hurt the feelings
of others by a manner which is
harsh and inconsiderate.
Rabbi Sidney I. Lubin.
Congregation Beth Sbomm
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Space Poses Problem
Gravity Need for Embryo Development
JERUSALEM The earths concentrated in a small round. embryo loses about five-sixths r,
I force of gravity is indispensable white disc, do not rotate with the
1 for the proper development of an eggshell but remain suspended
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Volume 1
embryo in the early stages of dif- | within it in a fixed oblique
ferentiation. This is the con- position on the upper part of the
elusion reached by- Hebrew Uni- egg yolk, the exact orientation
versity Zoologist Prof. Hefzibah depending on the direction of ro-
Eyal-Giladi from her research on union. Owing to the fact that the
the initial stages of growth of position of tho -mhrvn >
Number 18
A Hawkins Hurrah
Last weekends United Jewish Appeal con-
ference in Orlando in cooperation with the Florida
Association of Jewish Federations and the National
Council of Jewish Federations was an upbeat affair
at a time when all of us are so profoundly concerned
by Sen. Charles Percy's statement on the Middle
When Percy, who is likely to become the new
Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, met
with Communism's conquistador, Leonid Brezhnev,
in Moscow, he went on record as favoring a new
Palestinian state under the leadership of PLO Chief
Yasir Arafat.
The statement was in direct opposition to
President-Elect Reagan's campaign position, who
views the PLO as "a band of terrorists." Thus far,
there has been only consternation in the Republican
camp that the presumably off-the-record statement
was "leaked"' to the press, not that Percy may be the
advance phalanx of a GOP turnaround on this
critical issue.
At the Orlando conference, Florida's Republican
Senator-Elect declared her absolute opposition to
Percy in Moscow, and it is this repudiation that we
found most encouraging.
But the UJA-Federation gathering was also the
scene for a number of workshops and outstanding
speakers, besides, including Leon Dulzin, chairman
of the Jewish Agency, and Herschel W. Blumberg,
national UJA chairman, who put it in a nutshell
when he declared, "We must do more for Israel, or we
can't do what must be done."
Again on a Foreign Relations note, the executive
director of the American Israel Public Affairs Com-
mittee. Thomas A. Dine, a former aide to Sen. Frank
Church, who heads the Israel lobby in Washington,
reported that Democrat U.S. Sen. Richard Stone,
defeated by Sen.-Elect Hawkins in a bid to retain his
Senate seat, is being "seriously" considered as
Deputy Secretary of State by the Reagan
Our impulse is to say that well believe that one
when it is announced as well as when it is revealed
just what the powers and purpose of this supposed
job will be.
But the Orlando conference was not all foreign
affairs. The workshops on Jewish family life in the
Sunbelt, the need to coordinate cooperation among
Federations throughout Florida with Federations in
the northern states; and the future of Community
Relations Committees and Councils for a more ef-
fective voice in local, state and national affairs made
last weekend's conference typically UJA. Which
means typically penetrating and informative.
No Mistreatment of Blacks Noted
WASHINGTON (JTA) The State Department
said that it was not aware of "any mistreatment" of the
Black Hebrews living in Israel. Department spokesman
John Trattner, replying to questions about the allegation
by syndicated columnist William Raspberry that the
Black Hebrews are being harassed by the Israeli govern-
ment, said, "We are very much aware of the Black
Hebrews living in Israel. We have taken steps to remain
in close contact with them and to see that their situation
remains reasonably safe and secure, not because there is
any threat but simply because they are American citizens
who are living in that country and we look out for them as
wt look out for any American citizens who are residents
tha: we know about."
chick embryos.
Differentiation is the process
by which the dividing fertilized
egg develops into various cells,
each destined to become a dif-
ferent organ. Without differenti-
ation, the fertilized egg. instead
of developing into an embryo,
would only give rise to layers oi
identical cells.
It is the influence of gravity on
this process that gives the
developing embryo its axis of
symmetry and determines the lo-
cation of the different body
regions the head at one end.
the posterior part at the other,
and so on. Only those organisms
which have a circular symmetry,
such as the starfish, might
develop without this axis being
THE DECISIVE influence of
gravity on the early differenti-
ation of embryonic cells came to
Prof. Byal-Giladi's attention
during the course of her research
on chick embryos, but it can be
assumed that her findings are
relevant for other higher or-
ganisms as well including
humans because she is dealing
with a very basic principle. Her
research leads to the conclusion
that in the absence of gravity, for
example in outer space, it would
be impossible for embryos to
After fertilization, a chicken
egg moves down the oviduct,
where it is encapsulated by a
layer of albumen and several
membranes. It reaches the uterus
and remains there for some 20
hours until it is finally laid. It is
during these hours that the outer
shell forms. Researchers have
noted an interesting pheno-
menon: while in the uterus, the
egg rotates around its bng axis,
at a rate of 10 to 15 rotations per
It has been shown that the
direction of the rotation deter-
mines the direction of the em-
bryoic axis, as well as the
location of the embryo's head
The axis of symmetry becomes
fixed only 14 to 16 hours after the
egg moves into the uterus, and
until then it is possible to change
the direction of the axis experi-
mentally, even a number of
USING A devk-e especially for
this work. Prof. Byal-Giladi dis-
covered that the embryonic ceils
the embryo is un-
changed throughout the 20
hours, the gravitational influence
is constant, acting in a single
direction during the entire time
required to define the embryo's
axis of symmetry.
At the stage at which the
embryo's axis ol symmetry is
determined, there is a crucial
development: most of the em-
bryonic cells fall away' from the
dice into the small space between
the disc and the yolk, to dissolve
and disappear into the yolk. The
New Years
Day Party
New Years Day party-will be-
held on Thursday January 1st-
1981 Thiswill be a catered Kosher
tit-down full course dinner. Free
set-ups.-B.Y.O.B. starts at 5:30
p.m.-dinner served at 6 p.m.
Dancing, music, entertainment
all this for $9 members, $10
Make your reservations early
with Alma Gertner 345-0690.
Deadline-Dec. 24. This the month
to pay your dues. Do it now. If
you wish to be honored for your
birthday and / or anniversary
give the dates to Alma Gertner in
case of illness or change of ad-
dress, contact Alma or David
Gertner at 3450690. We wish
everyone a happy Chanukah and
a good year. Irving Silverman,
JWV Ladies
Members of the Paul Surenky
Ladies Auxiliary 409, Jewish
War Veterans, will be sponsoring
a Christmas-Chanukah Party and
distributing gifts for 50 patients
at the Oak Bluffs Nursing Home
in Clearwater on Wednesday.
Dec. 24. at 2 p.m.
embryo loses aoout live-sixth
its mass through this process
which while apparently wasteful'
is an essential step in deter'
mining where the chick head will
This fall-off is a polarizing pro-
cess that starts in the highest
part of the disc and spreads
gradually to the lowest end
which is the eventual location of
the head. All subsequent
developmental steps follow pre-
cisely the direction of the "cell
fall-off" and reinforce the polari-
zation. A careful study of the
fall-off" process also revealed
that metabolic activity increases
tirst in the highest part of the
embryo in the earth's gravita-
tional field is thus seen to he the
decisive factor in determining the
shape of the organism in the early
stages of development. It is not
yet clear exactly how the force of
gravity influences such complex
biological and chemical pro-
cesses, but there is no doubt that
its action is essential. Therefore it
would probably be impossible for
an embryo to develop normally in
outer space.
While this conclusion will have
to be verified in a space ex-
periment, it is reasonable to
assume that in the absence of
gravity in outer space, the polari-
zing fall-off process would be
disrupted rendering the
development of an embryo im-
Schwartzes Honored
Congregation B'nai Israel. St.
Petersburg, in cooperation with
State of Israel Bonds will honor
Col. and Mrs. Philip Schwartz in
recognition of their tireless ef-
forts for the congregation, com-
munity, and the State of Israel.
The testimonial brunch will take
place at the synagogue on Dec. 14
at 10:30 a.m. Chairpersons are
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Goldblatt.
Moshe Leshem, former member
of Israel's |>ermanent Mission to
the United Nations will be the
featured speaker. The couvert is
$6.50 per person
Seymour Gordon to Speak
American Legal System."
President Sam Vogel of
Congregation Beth Sholom
(Gulfportl Men's Club, an-
nounces through his program
committee that the next break-
fast meeting will take place in the
Social Hall of the synagogue at
1H44 54 Street South. Gulfport
on Sunday. Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. The
speaker of the morning will be
Seymour Gordon. Esq., a noted
local attorney who will discuss
The Influence of Jews on the
AFL-CIO Cites Plight
Of Soviet Jews
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer,
Tom Donahue, welcoming the
guests at a reception at their
headquarters, timed to coincide
with the opening of the Madrid
conference, took note that "even
as the Washington event took
place, Jews in Moscow and six
other cities were on a three-day
hunger strike to protest official
restrictions on Jewish
Human Rights were termed
the central issue at Madrid.
Other speakers joining Donahue
at the reception were Senator
Henry M. Jackson, a long-time
defender of international freedom
and the co-author of the Jackson-
Vanik amendment and Tatyana
Yankelovich the daughter of the
Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei
The attendees at the reception
formed a broadly based cit.zens
committee of leading Amer.can
and European supporters of
human rights who communicated
their message to the delegates at
Madrid via a telephone hookup
W i11?, t.c-ch"nnan of the
official U.S. delegation to the
Madrid conference. Max
Kampelman. Kampelmans
report on the status of the con-
ference was amplified for the 300
guests present fox the occasion
Dr. Gordon is a native of
Brooklyn. NY. and received his
undergraduate degree of
Bachelor of Science at the
University of Florida, and the
degree of Doctor of Law (LLDl
from Stetson University I^aw
School. He has been in the legal
profession in St. Petersburg since
1961, in addition to being a part-
time instructor at Stetson of
wills, estates, and domestic re-
lations. He is a partner in the
local legal firm of Day and
Gordon in St. Petersburg and is a
member of the American, Florida
and St. Petersburg Bar Associ-
ations. He is married to Susan
(Stansky) Gordon, director of the
Science Center of Pinellas County
ahd has two daughters, Denise
and Renee.
The public is invited to attend
and for further information call
Mr. Vogel at 345-8750 or the
synagogue office 321-3380.
February 15, 1981

December 19, 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Mini Mission began in St Petersburg. With smiles of
xipation on their faces, the participants eagerly boarded the
I to go to their first stop, the new Golda Meir Senior Citizens
fter in Clearwater.

\route to the Jewish Community Center in St. Petersburg,
kne Wolstein, co-chairwoman of the Mini Mission, led the
\usiastic group in singing a medley of Jewish songs.
MINI-MISSION, a tour of the
beneficiary agencies of the annual
Combined Jewish Appeal cam-
paign, was developed by the
campaign cabinet in order to
avail to the women of Pinellas
County an opportunity to see
first-hand how campaign dollars
are spent for life-giving services
right here in Pinellas County.
Suzanne Schechter, co-
ordinator of the Women's
Division campaign, in saying
good-bye and Shalom to all the
participants emphasized the
importance of their gift dollars to
the campaign; "the Federation."
and its beneficiary agencies,
translate these dollars into life-
giving services. The more dollars,
the more services.
Suzanne reminded the group
that the life-giving services
provided by the Combined
Jewish Appeal spread through-
out the world: that "the same
services as you have seen today
in Pinellas County are happening
in far-off lands."
Many of the participants of the
Mission have since volunteered
their services to assist the
Women's Division of the Com-
bined Jewish Appeal campaign.
Members of the Mini Mission listened attentively as Michae
Bernstein, executive director of Gulf Coast Jewish Famih
Services addressed them about the many vital services they
must provide to the troubled and needy members of the Jewish
Fred Margolis, executive director of the Jewish Community
Center, conducted a tour of the facilities and explained future
plans for expansion. The JCC is currently the home of 'Camp
Kadima, a preschool nursery; "Congregate dining," the
Senior Friendship Club" and numerous other classes and
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The Mini Mission joined the senior citizens for lunch at
Congregant Dining. The senior citizens enjoyed our visit and
expressed delight in being with committed, younger women. A
movie about Golda Meir was shown and everyone shared a
moving, beautiful experience.
Eileen Levin graciously entertained after lunch. One of the
senior citizens enthusiastically joined Eileen in a rousing
rendition of our traditional Jewish melodies.
At the Jewish Day School, Board President Dr. Michael
Phillips led the group on a tour of the facilities. The school
presently includes grades K-2 and has an enrollment of 27
Back at the last stop, at 302 South Jupiter Ave., Clearwater,
the new home of the Jewish Federation.
The members of our Mini Mission listened with interest as
Principal Frankel explained the curriculum and policies of the
school along with his expectations for the future.
I he students of the Jewish Day School, under the direction of
Principal Edwin Frankel, enthralled the group with a musical
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Th9 Jewish Flondian ofPinellas County
Friday, December li
Hair Raising
*Itie Center Pa^e
JCC Programs And Activitives
Hanukah Party
A Great Success
On Monday, Nov. 24. JCY had their ears lowered and eyebrows
exposed, when the "Cuckoo's Nest Salon" paid a visit to the Jewish
Community Center. The Style Director Lloyd Joseph and his
assistants. Jeff and Bob, gave hair care information and hair-cutting
demonstrations to everyone participating. The Cuckoo's Nest Salon is
located at 7159 Seminole Blvd in Seminole at the K Mart Plaza. Lloyd
promised a 15 percent discount on the first visit by anyone who has
seen or can present this article
A Boat Party '80 is planned for Sunday Dec. 21. from 8 to 11 p.m.
The "Captain Anderson may be boarded behind the Happv
Dolphin Shopping Center on St. Petersburg Beach. Cost is $850.
collected at the gangplank.
Left to right, Lois Verona,
Book Fair chairperson; Mari-
lyn Hirsh, author; andSondra
Bear, program coordinator.
90th Birthday Dec. 26
Fthel Rothblatt will be
celebrating her 90th birthday on
I>ec. 2b with a special Oneg
Shabbat in bar honor at Congre-
gation B nai Israel. St. Peter-
. urg.
Mrs. Rothblatt is one of the
tending members of Congrega-
t on B'nai Israel and has been an
active and vibrant member of the
community since 1923. She is a
lite member of the St. Petersburg
Chapter of Hadassah and holds
memberships in the Ladies of the
Elks. Royal Neighbors and
Her krreatest joy and pride is
her family: especially her ix
great grandchildren.
To help celebrate this occasion
will be her three daughters and
their husbands; five grand-
children and their families,
coming from as far away as New
Jersey: a sister. Bessie Silverman
and countless numbers of nieces
and nephews. Friends are cor-
dially invited to share in this
Mini Daytime Films
Temple Ahavat Shalom, a re-
formed Jewish congregation in
Dunedin is sponsoring a mini-
film series open to the entire
Monday. Dec. 8: "Shalom" A
film depicting the birth of
modern day Israel, complete with
on-location scenes from all the
Holy places of this sacred land.
Monday. Dec. 15: "The
Golem" The classic Jewish film
about the mystic Kabbalah and
Jewish Frankensteins. An intro-
duction and discussion by Rabbi
Jan Bresky will proceed the film.
Monday. Dec. 22: "This Is
Shalom Aleichem A one-man
tour de force with scenes from the
greatest chronology of ghetto
All of the films will be shown at
the Temple. 2000 Main Street.
Dunedin at 10 a.m. each Monday
beginning Dec. 8. Admission is
$1.00 per movie.
HI AS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, is seeking to lo-
cate Jews who lived in or around the town of Borissow, near
Minsk, in Byelorussia (White Russia) during the period 1941-
1944 about a matter of utmost importance. Please call or write
Joseph Edelman of HIAS about this matter. The address is 200
Park Avenue South, New York. N.Y. 10003; the telephone is
(212) 674-6800. or Jewish Federation of PineUaa County. 302
Jupiter Avenue. South, Clearwater FL 33515.
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'Lies My
Father Told Me'
Congregation B nai Israel of
St Petersburg Adult Education
Commission will present a full
length feature film of Jewish
interest. Lies My Father Told
Me on Wednesday. Dec. 24 at 8
p.m. at the Fellowship Hall. 301
59 Street North. St. Peters-
burg. There will be a donation of
'-0 cents at the door and the
entire community is invited.
Lies My Father Told Me is a
: story of life in Montreal's Jewish
; ghetto, centered around a young
boy who clings to his junk-dealer
grandfather through the turmoils
his own parents undergo. The
film was hailed for its sensitive
portrayal of the community, as
well as its haunting images of
childhood. "Children believe in
miracles. grandfathers make
them come true."'
New Friendship Club
A new friendship club has been
formed by Lillian and Ben Wein-
traub and friends. This is an
interfaith group for ages 50 and
over. The club will meet at Con-
| gregation Beth Chai. 8400 125 St.
North. Seminole. The Friendship
was formed as a community
action group so that its members
could make new firends. work to-
gether, enjoy companionship,
and have purposeful activity.
The club will meet at Congre-
gation Beth Chai every Wednes-
day from 1:30-5 p.m. Their first
function was a Chanukah party
on Dec. 6 and was a great suc-
cess. The next event will be a
Christmas party on Dec. 16 at the
home of Mildred Rogozzini.
Club Honored
On Dec. 19 Temple B'nai Israel
will hold a Sabbath honoring its
Friendship Club. The service will
focus upon the needs and con-
cerns of the aged community, and
will be the first in a series of such
worship experiences.
On Dec. 26 Temple B'nai Israel
will host its annual College Re-
union Sabbath The theme of the
service will be Cults and the
Jewish Identity on Campus.'' An
Oneg Shabbat honoring our
college youth will follow the
Rabbi Chantey
To be Speaker
Rabbi Michael Charney will be
the guest speaker at the next
meeting of the Abe Adar Post
246. St. Petersburg. Jewish War
Veterans. The meeting will take
place on Dec. 28 at the Jewish
Community Center. 8167 Elbow
Lane. North. St. Petersburg at
9:30 a.m.
Breakfast will be served.
Donation is S2 per person with
the proceeds going to the
Veterans Building Fund. The
^eskiBst m open to the public
Latkes. chalk talks, and books,
books, books were found in
abundance at the Jewish com-
munity center on Sunday. Dec. 7.
The occasion was the annual
community Hanukah Party and
Jewish Book Fair. The special
guest of the day was Marilyn
Hirsh. who has written children's
books on Jewish chemes. She
autographed books and enter-
tained the children with stories
about her youth and her books.
I.ois Verona supervised the book
.lies successfully'
The National Council of Jewish
Women planned a wonderful
Chanukah project as part of |
program. The children buJt
decorated wooden menortha i
they could take home.
Joe Charles and V ictor Gn
berg cooked up a storm of |
latkes! Coordinator of
Hanukah refreshments |,
Charles made sure that e\
had plenty to eat.
The staff of the Jewish Co
munity Center would like
thank all the organizations l
others who were involved withi
most wonderful event. With
all of you we could not have
such a teriffic day!
Annual Lecture Series
The Adult Education Com-
mittee of Congregation Beth
Sholom. Gulfport. under the
leadership of Mrs. Doris
Kushner. is pleased to announce
that the annual lecture series,
conducted by Rabbi Sidney I.
Lubin. will begin on Wednesday.
Jan. 7. at 2 p.m. The lectures will
be given in the sanctuary of the
synagogue. 1844 54 Street South,
Gulfport and will continue for
eight successive Wednesdays.
During the first hour. Rabbi
Lubin will discuss "The
Universal History of Israel," in-
cluding historical backgrounds of
Jewish customs and ceremonies.
After a short refreshment break,
the second hour's topic will be
Maimonedes "Mishneh Torah"
Hadassah Shalom
The Shalom branch of
Hadassah held a Chanukah
Festival on Wednesday. Dec. 10.
at the Jewish Community Center.
St. Peterslburg. Bessie Weisman
performed the candle lighting
ceremony, Mrs. Lubin performed
the Dvar Torah. and Sylvia Klein
spoke about the 120th birthday
of Henrietta Szold. founder of
Hadassah. Loretta Irwin lead the
singing of Chanukah songs, with
Jeanne Kallman accompanying
on the piano.
and Code of Law and Ethics.
The lectures are open to
public and there is no charge I
registration or attendance,
advance registration, con
Mrs. Kushner at 343-6256 or I
synagogue office at 321-3380.
Suncoast Social]
The Suncoast Jewish
munity Social Club of Clearwiti
meets every Wednesday from U
p.m. in the Social Hall of Con
gation Beth Shalom. 1325
Belcher Rd.. Clearwwater.
one over 50 years ot age is '
come. Mah-jong. cards and i
activities are planned. New i
bers are aiwlays welcome.
Mrs. Helen Silverberg
honored on Monday. Dec. -
which time she was awarded I
title of "Woman of Valor" for I.
contributions to the Pinell
County Jewish Day School ast
founder of the first grade.
The award ceremony was
at a student luncheon which i
celebrated Chanukah and co
memorated the beginning of
month of Tevet.
The Chatter Box
Former music school teacher Ben Lindeman is looking for
Jazz jam session to sit in on. His main instrument is the flute
. Rath Kohl has the loan of her grandson Daniel for a year so
that he may prepare for his Bar Mitzvah, as his home in Lake
Tahoe does not have the necessary Jewish opportunities. It wi
Dan's decision, and a great one at that. .
What an age range at Beth Sholom, Gulfport, Jewish Hoe
Down, with ages from 12 through 90. Everyone had a great time,
especially those in western garb. Like Lou Smith, with a 20-year-
old tee shirt still in fine condition. They don't hardly make them
Like that any more. Also on hand at the hoe down were the
Arthur Howards. Harry Rothsteina. Harry Schwartws. Jack
Averye, and Helen Vkt and Bob Blum
Eleanor and Edgar Schwartz had the pleasure of attendinf
a private luncheon with the former Archbishop of Canterbury,
tngland who was visiting our area. How is that for Brother-
hood with a capital "B"? Mazel Tov to Margot and Michael
Benstock upon the birth of daughter Yona Ariaila. Happy
grandparents are Joan and Jerry Benstock
Not many people can say that they have had a testimonial
dinner given for them, but Marion Rose recently attended the
second one in his honor at Temple Beth El. The city of St.
Petersburg named him "Mr. Sun." with all the respect due to
their first citizen. He is credited with being a contributing factor
and catalyst in area-wide Jewish institutions. Attending U*
testimonial were prominent members of the community, old-
timers like the Irwi. Miller, and Manrice Rothmaae. and family
members from aa far as Baltimore and Loa Angeles. In the
Jewiah tradition of Tzedakah. Marion Roes is sn outstanding

December 19,1960
The Jevtiah FJqridian ofPinnUas County
Page 7
Another Soviet Jew Sentenced
Iktor Brailovsky, eight-year
scnik and a leading figure in
Jewish emigration move-
was arrested on Nov. 13.
I is under investigation for
ariiing the Soviet state and
lie order, a charge punish-
by up to three years in
[in. The charges appear to
, from his role as editor of the
\zdat (underground) cultural
nal-leusinthe USSR.
ailovsky and his family
|ied to emigrate in March
and were refused on the
|nds of Irina Brailovsky's
"access to secret infor-
Dn. while a computer
Itist at Moscow University.
Lih Doctors of Computer
lice, the Rrailovskys
ently host the seminar for
nployed Jewish refusenik
Itists and convene an annual
rnational Seminar on Collet-
Viktor Bratloiskx
tive Phenomena. Long active in
the Jewish emigration move-
ment, Brailovsky has been
Cong. Beth Sholom
New Year's Party
|m Vogel. president of the
|'s Club of Congregation Beth
om of Gulfport, announces
ugh its social activity corn-
that they wHl sponsor a
[New Year's Eve Party to be
in the Social Hall of the
^gogue at 1844 54 Street,
i, Gulfport on Wednesday,
ling. Dec. 31. Formal dress is
bnal. The festivities will start
I p.m., and set-ups, ice, noise-
>rs. hats, etc., will be
fided.H. V.O.ri.
9 p.m. a full-course Kosher
er will be served by the
ity Caterers with gourmet
acies. Music will be provided
fat Mitzvah
Y \1itrahi
pr\l Beth Mi/.rahi. daughter
and Mrs. Ralph Mizrahi.
hiied her Bui Ma/, van on
laj. Dec. 1 i at Temple
i>rael. St IVierstiurt*
?r> I is a Muaent in the
Kivkmd Talmud Torah
r School, and is ci mem-
ihe Kadima Youth Group,
[a inil- ii- Xuinindack
Preparatory School
i> in the eighw. ^radt-
I...... Honor Hoil Sherv
> at the Academy Ballet
ie B mcmi- >! the
line Kiel- in I'roduetons
Mr1- Mizrahi hosted
Uddush tollowing services.
reception thtf evening at
Adirondack Preparatory
fl S|H-cial guests included
s grandparents, Mr. and
|Nathan Schuster, aunt and
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben
|hi from New .lerse> great
and uncle. Mr. and Mrs.
Harris from Miami, and
Itousins from Jacksonville.
Your Bar/Bat MltTvan
J a aav to remember
It could be more Important
~ being called to the torah?
one moment binds you
i history and tne future,
lember this day with plo-
ts select your
pgrapher with care Be
I He understands and is able
[capture not only the
^ients but the feelings of
3ay. Then you win have pic-
s that tell the whole story.
Dennis at dna Photo
Jios for complete infor-
|0n. Call 541-6651 TODAY,
yow may oe too late
for dancing and entertainment
before, during and after the
dinner and will continue until
12:30 a.m. and after the New
Year of 1981 has been ushered in
and welcomed. The price for the
entire event is $25 per couple or
$12.50 single. Accommodations
are limited and it is requested
that reservations be called in or
checks mailed to the chairpersons
of the event.
Contact Mrs. Sonya Olitzky,
6025 Shore Blvd.. So. Gulfport,
384-5971 or Mrs. Helen Vitt, 2850
59 St. So., Apt. 212, Gulfport
33707, 381-5213. Non-members
are invited. Reservations are
requested by Dec. 24.
Adult Study News
Mrs. Doris Kushner, director
of Adult Education at Congrega-
tion Beth Sholom, 1844 54
Street, So., Gulfport, reports that
the next session of the Yiddish-
speaking group will take place in
the social hall of the synagogue
Saturday. Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The program will consist of sing-
a-longs in Yiddish and Hebrew,
conducted by Rabbi Sidney
I.uliin. instrumental selections;
narratives and stories and anec-
dotes in Yiddish by several ol the
group members. The public is
invited. Individual pertormances
are invited and for further intor-
mauon, contact Mrs. Kushner at
14 .!-(i25. _____________
repeatedly harassed by the
Soviet authorities and arrested
several times. His home has been
searched and material both of a
scientific and Jewish cultural
nature confiscated.
ACTIDN: We must act now to
prevent Viktor Brailovsky from
going to trial and a labor camp!
We urge the creation of a "Com-
mittee to Free Viktor Brail-
ovsky." Committee members
should include at least one
prominent writer journalist,
scientist, academic, jurist and
Jewish leader. An adjunct to the
Committee should be a Friends
of the Brailovskys" group com-
prised of those in your organiza-
tion-community who have visited
the Brailovskys and correspond
with them. Publicize the Com-
mittee in your local press and
electronic media. Involve public
officials, especially newly elected
Members of Congress. Communi-
cate to the Soviet authorities that
Viktor Brailovsky must be
released and that he and his
family be permitted to emigrate
to Israel immediately. Demand
that Viktor Brailovsky be re-
leased and that the Brailovsky
family be permitted to emigrate
to Israel.
Send Cables of Protest to the
Following Soviet Officials:
Roman Rudenko
Procurator General
ul. Pushkinskaya 15-A
Moscow, 103009
Yuri Andropov
Chairman of the KGB
ul. Dzerzhinskogo 2
Moscow. 10100
Albert Ivanov
Department of Administrative
Organs of the Central Committee
Staraya Ploshchad' 4
Moscow. 103132
Copies of each Cable Should be
sent to:
Anatoly Dobrynin
Kmbassy of the USSR
1125 16th Street. N.W
Washington. DC. 20036
Meksandr Chikvaidze
Consul Genera!
C onsulate of the U SSR
1790 Green Street
.->an r rancuco, CA 94133
I ianukkah COfflM every yea-
Wit h Iota <>t tun and lot.- of cbMI
Flickering candles before our eyes
Presents and goodies that give a surprise
Spinning dreidels with The more you spin, it get better and better
The menorahs candles si and so bright
It lasts after sundown and some ol the night
I'arues with your neightnirs. parents and friends
Cards in envelopes your grandmother sends.
F'c' a to latkes is a treat
That crackles and crumbles when you eat.
When its the eighth day we'll all fear
W e re gonna have to wait til another year.
Florida's West
Coast's Only True
For People of the Jewish Faith
Many families who own cemetery property
"up north" compared the high costs of double
funerals, inconvenience, inclement weather,
shipping and travel. Their decision was to
select in "Menorah Gardens".
For Information and Prices
Call John Frommell 531-0475
Bronx* Mtmmriah by Omrham Matter CrofHmwi
Jewish Day School
At the Pinedas County Jewish
Day School teachers and ad-
ministrators create living experi-
ences for their students. They
make their school years more
meaningful to the students, and
the lessons learned more
To this end the students learn
to pray by actively participating
in song-filled worship every
morning. The concepts of thank-
ing God for his bounty are rein-
forced by reciting the proper
blessings both before and after
snacks and meals. Pirsuma
I)uisu. making known the
miracle of Chanukah was taught
in accompanyment with the
preparation by students of home
decorations. The first graders
become a living menorah each
day to learn the proper order for
lighting the candles. (In this way
they also learn the Hebrew or-
dinal numbers).
Experimental education is not
a "Jewish" way only. It is one of
many methods used to promote
learning throughout the school.
Second grade social studies stu-
dents meet daily to discuss their
needs, feelings and aspirations.
Communication skills are the hub
of the democratic atmosphere
that is fostered via group respect
and love.
Operating a store was an ef-
fective lesson in arithmetic and
nutrition. Baking cranberry
cookies makes Thanksgiving al
the more exciting, and sitting
down to a turkey dinner, with al
the trimmings, also brought
Thanksgiving into the school.
Innovation, individualization
and an intense program ol
student experiences has made th*
school into the success it hat
Religious Directory
400 Pasadeno Ave. S. Rabbi David Susskind Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
1844 54th St. S. Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. 321 -3380.
301 59th St. N. Rabbi Jacob luski Cantor Josef A. Schroeder
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and Evening AAinyon.
8400 125th St. N. Semmole Rabbi Michael I. Charney
Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393-
1325 S Belcher Rd., Clearwater Rabbi Peter AAehler Hazzan
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday,
9 a.m. Sunday morning Minyan, 9 a.m. 531-1418.
1685 S Belcher Rd Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday morning, 10:30 am 531-5829.
P.O Bo 1096 Dunedm Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p m 734-9428___________________________________
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Page 8
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday. December 1
Raising Money Is the Means
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
Youth Aliyah Center Offers Youngsters a 'Second Chance'
. Max Wiesel is a stubborn man.
I don't ask what they want to
It-am. I already know, far better
than they, what they need to
learn. 1 ask them how they want
to learn. That's the biggest dif-
linMce between this kind of
school and the others they have
Max needs to be stubborn As
the director of the Faye Schenk
Youth Aliyah Center, in Kiryat
Menachem. Jerusalem, he is
responsible for 82 youngsters,
Kosher Kitchen
This chicken recipe is both economical and delicious. Try it
for something different.
6 Whole chicken breasts boned
1'/ Cups rice, cooked
3 Tblsps. Margarine
1 Tblsp. Parsley, chopped
% Tsp. Basil, crumbled .
K Cup Flour
'/, Tsp. Paprika
2 Tsp. Granulated chicken broth
W* Cups water
1 Tblsp. Onion, minced
1 Bay Leaf
IM Tblsp. Cornstarch
I Can Mandarin Oranges 111 oz.)
1 Cup seedless grapes or pineapple chunks
Sprinkle the insides of the chicken breasts lightly with salt.
Combine rice, 1 tablespoon margarine, 2 teaspoons salt, the
parsley and basil. Toss lightly. Spoon in to hollows in the
I chicken breasts. Fold the breasts over stuffing and fasten with
toothpicks. Mix the flour, i teaspoon salt, and paprika. Dip
chicken breasts into this mixture and brown slowly for 25
minutes. Remove the chicken. Mix starch with 2 tablespoo
water, add to pan juices and cook 3 minutes. Add fruit an
simmer 5 minutes. Spoon over chicken.
Community Calendar
Friday, Dec. 19
Temple Beth El Shabbat Dinner
Saturday, Dec. 20
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfporr Yiddish Group 8p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21
Temp.e Beth El Brotherhood Breakfast
Monday, Dec. 22
UJA Women's Division 10 a.m. JCC Senior Friendship Club
Board Meeting 12:30 p.m Regular Meeting i to 4 p.m.
Congregation Beth Sholom. Gulfport Hebrew Class 10 am
ORT West Wind Chapter Regular Meeting 12:30 p. m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
B'nai B' Women. Clearwater Regular Meeting 8 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Board Meeting B'nai
B'rith Men, St Petersburg Meeting 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Doc. 24
Golda Meir Hodassah Regular Meeting 1030 a.m. Aviva
Hadassah Board Meeting 8 p.m. NCJW Afternoon Chapter
Regular Meeting and Film Noon.
40 Se Thursday, Dec. 25
cc JCC Senior Friendship Club Regu'ar Meeting
18' Friday, Dae. 26
Fru BBYO Regional Convention
CO Sunday, Doc. 21
301 s Jewish War Veterans Breakfast 8 a.m.
Mo Monday, Doc. 29
JCC Senior Friendship Club Meeting 1 to 4 p.m. Congregation
Beth Sholom, Gulfport Hebrew Class 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Doc. 30
Congregation Beth Sholom, Clearwater USY Convention BBYO
Regular Convention
Wednesday, Doc. 31
Temple Beth El Brotherhood New Years Party Congregation
Beth Sholom, Gulfport Sisterhood, New Years Party 9 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans, St. Petersburg, JCC New Years Party
NCJW Afternoon Card Party Noon Aviva Hadassah Dinner
Ladies Aux iliary JWV Party
Tnarsday, Jan. 1
JCC Senior Friendship Club New Years Party 5:30 p.m Dance
7:30 p. m HAPPY NEW YEAR
Saturday, Jan. 3
Temple Ahavat Shalom Pacesetters. Temple 7:30 p.m.
M 13 through lb. enrolled in a
program that offers what may
well be their last chance for a full
iife as productive members of
Israeli society.
Max directs the learning
process for troubled students.
They have come to Faye Schenk
Irom Katamon Het. Tel. Shmuel.
Hanavi. Musrara. and other dis-
tressed neighborhoods in Jeru-
salem. They often come from
homes where the parents can't
read or write in any language:
where their fathers work, when
they can. at jobs that require no
skill and pay almost no money,
and where there are usually
several other brothers and sisters
crammed into too few rooms that
are always too small. They come
from neighborhoods suffering
from a severe lack of human and
community services, medical and
dental facilities, and, most im-
portantly, the kind of hope and
spirit that is a part of life in
Typically, these youngsters
have not functioned well in the
traditional school systems. They
are the disciplinary problems, the
slow learners, the children whose
family lives often failed to offer
the support needed to succeed
academically. At Faye Schenk.
and at other Youth Aliyah
centers throughout Israel, these
children are offered a second
It's not an easy task for the
youngsters: their commitment
must be total. Students attend
classes six days a week, from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They learn
basic educational skills
reading, math, language sup-
plemented by an intensive study
plan that includes vocational and
OCial skills such as metal work,
carpentry, secretarial training,
salesmanship, public relations.
advertising, and hairdressing.
After a break for the evening
meal, they return for cultural
programs in music, dance, art.
and history. The students take
organized tours throughout the
country in order to study ar-
cheology, agriculture, industry,
and to learn about life. At times
they are required to bring their
parents for meetings and con-
sultations with teachers, coun
selors. and even with the director.
It is all part of the carefully
structured program of Youth
Faye Schenk is far more than a
school. It's designed as an entire
life experience. The students are
organized into a parliament,
meeting on their own and then
with the director, several times a
week to discuss problems and
new programs. They are involved
in every stage of decision
making, under the careful
guidance of a trained staff. This
process is in itself a serious part
of their education. Here they can
develop leadership qualities, dis-
cover the structure and the evo-
lution of a social organization,
and learn to prepare proposals,
how to follow through on the
implementation of their ideas,
and sometimes, how to deal with
the disappointment of finding
that their plans cannot be im-
Books, transportation, food -
all necessities are provided by the
program. Because these are
students with special problems,
they must receive special at-
When a particularly frustrated
youngster refused to follow the
advice of counselors, the director,
and his peers. Max decided
meet with the father.
"It was not easy," Max
related. The father was almost
never home. After several broken
appointments. I was filially able
to contact him only to have him

A Math classroom at Faye Schenk Youth Aliyah Center:
teaching method calls for individual attention and helps
create enthusiasm for learning among former "problem]
tell me that he couldn't take time
away from work for a meeting."
Max persisted, pressuring the
father for some commitment of
time at any hour, in any place.
They finally met at 6 a.m., before
the father left for work. With
parental involvement, and co-
operation from Max, his col-
leagues and the other students,
the youngster is now receiving
the special attention he needs .
and is responding positively.
The Faye Schenk center is one
example of the programming that
is available through the Jewish
Agency's Department of Youth
Aliyah. supported in a large part
by contributions through the
United Jewish Appeal. Since the
establishment of Youth Aliyah.
nearly 200.000 children have
graduated from its facilities.
Most have gone on to becomj
respected, productive memben4
Israeli society. Today, Yo
Aliyah continues to have
enormous impact on Israeli
providing an opportunity
thousands of children in need i
special service. However, Jewisl
Agency budget cuts have forced!
severe reductions in the program I
Unless additional funds an]
raised. Youth Aliyah will admit |
2,000 less youngsters in the,
coming year.
To Max. and all of the hard- j
working staff, the busy chatter of j
children reflects the growingj
health and vitality of new liveii
When Max opens the door to i
classroom of 13-year "Ids. he sets]
more than children studying the]
history of Jerusalem He sees an
important part of Israel's future.
the miracle that
Febuary 15,1981
Shamir Warns Israel
Won't Abide By EEC
Minister Yitzhak Shamir of
Israel made clear his country's
continued opposition to any
peace initiative in the Middle
East undertaken by the
European Economic Community
He told reporters at a press
conference here that Israel did
not and could not accept the
Common Market countries' stand
on self-determination for the
Palestinians or a change in the
status of Jerusalem.
Shamir, on a five-day private
visit on the invitation of the
French United Jewish Appeal.
spoke in the aftermath of the
EEC's summit meeting in
Luxembourg at which the nine
member states decided to renew
contracts with the Middle East
states in search of a solution to
the Arab-Israeli conflict. The
meeting did not produce any-
thing similar to the-EEC's V
declaration of last June which
stressed that the Palestine
Liberation Organization must be
associated with the the Middle
East peace process.
BUT THE decision to contm*
the initiative implied that the
Venice declaration remains |
basis. Shamir warned that El*
statements such as the Venice
declaration and the communique
issued in Luxembourg "ris* *
couraging (Arab) extremists *
increasing regional tensions-
He said Israel cannot accef*
West European proposals for
withdrawal to its 1967 borders,
nor can it entrust its security
foreign guarantees. The EJ*;
initiative will be pursued unda
the direction of The Netherlands
Foreign Minister, Christoph v
der Laauw. who succeed"
Luxembourg Foreign Miru*
Gaston Thorn aa chairman of U
EEC Couweril of Ministers

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