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* Jewish Floridi3i m
Of Phidias County
[volume 2 Number 7
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, March 27, 1981
Price 10 Cents
\The Moral Majority
Two US Senators Warn of Dangers
Blue and White Ball
Huge Success
tnators agreed here at the
ijuncil of Jewish Federations
fcneral Assembly that the Moral
Majority represents a potential
Leal ii> the pluralistic society in
(nerica and, therefore, to
Crfcan Jewry.
I Bui St ti Carl Levin (D., Mich.)
[id Sen Rudy Boschwitz (R..
linn.I. Imih Jewish, differed in
heir assessment of the strength
fthi- new right fundamentalist
joveroenl which played a role in
Heating a number of Congress-
men in the recent national
let-tk>n*. and which has already
lawn up a "hit list" of
|unfjn----men targeted for defeat
i 182 elections.
The two Senators, who made
tried presentations to the closing
Jcnary session of the Council of
lewish 1'iderations' 49th General
Lssembly and were then "inter-
pewed" hy a panel of prominent
IF leaders, also differed on how
ewish community should
iparatt its attitude toward the
(oral Majority's support of Is-
fet-l and its rightwing orientation
vital domestic and foreign
"Let nu one doubt the growing
Die ol the new right," Levin
famed This election gave the
Ktremists an opportunity to put
eir foot in the door. Theological |
uswers to political questions are
angernus. When they appeal to
ne Bible we have to ask-which
lilile. which version, which con-
pcting passages? We must
paintain a pluralistic America."
Award to Falwell Criticized
Levin noted that while the
lloral Majority "is given more
red it than it is entitled to" the
pal danger is not the Moral
Majority's actual strength at this
Ime hut its perceived strength."
addition, he observed, the
psue is not "whom they embrace
ut if we embrace them for their
up|x>rt of Israel. We can wel-
me their support for Israel, but
fe must be clear that we do not
pcepl the positions they espouse
social issues and church-state
uea "
Levin said he was "bothered"
ly the Jabotinsky Centennial
Mai Premier Menachem Begin
Israel presented to Moral
Tlajority leader Jerry Falwell last
Nek in New York. The presenta-
Fn of the award to Falwell, one
100 prominent Americans
ceiving the medal, was also
iPPed by Sen. Frank Church
p.. Idaho) who refused to accept
P award because Falwell was
eng honored. The Moral Major-
}y has targeted Church for
Levin cautioned that the Moral
tajority's pro-Israel position
not imply that American
lews should be silent about the
'oral Majority's positions on
omestic issues. "I do not believe
silence, he said. Most
Irenes, he noted, oppose what
Moral Majority stands for
this provides American Jew-
with an opportunity to join
fth these church groups, to
ure a pluralistic society.
Boschwitz noted that the
oral Majority is not homo
geneously rightwing and con-
servative. He said the pollw
showed that two-thirds of the;
Moral Majority's supporters
voted for President Carter in the
recent election.
Nevertheless, he said, "we
have to organize in our communi
ties" and "We have to impact ou
Senators and Congressmen" tr
limit the affect of the Moral
Majority's pressure for programs
detrimental to America's plural-
istic fabric. Boschwitz also noted
that President-elect Ronald
Reagan rejected pressure from
the Moral Majority as to whom
he should pick as his Vice
1 Presidential running mate.
The issue of the Moral Major-
ity and other then -political
groups in the U.S. was a topic for
discussion in several Assembly
plenary sessions. The consensus
was that these theo-politicians
are a potential danger because
they seek to impose their strin-
gent religious concepts on
America as the only correct con-
cepts, but there was no censensus
on whether they automatically
1 constitute a threat to Jews
because of their fundamentalist
views and whether they can be-
come a focal point for organized
North and South County join
together to show solidarity.
The Jewish Federation of
Pine 11 as County's Blue and
White Ball held on behalf of the
1981 Combined Jewish Appeal
Campaign was a peacetime
display of solidarity and commit-
ment to Jewish survival unpre-
cendented in the history of
Pinellas County, according to
Saul Schechler, general campaign
The Blue and White Ball was
key noted by Senator from Idaho,
and was attended by over 275
Mr. Schechter, called upon
Pinellas Jewry to seize the
momentum generated by the Ball
in order to meet pressing human
needs in Pinellas County and in
Israel, made more serious by our
own double digit inflation and
Israels annual inflation rate now
exceeding 114 percent.
Mr. Schechter called the Ball
an encouraging and heart-
warming indication that the
decade of the 80's will be one of
landmark achievement for
Pinellas County Jewry, a period
of growth not only for our
community but also in our
support for the State of Israel.
Watch our next edition for
photos of the Blue and White
Bigotry Obscures Issues
Poles Urged to Denounce Tide of Anti-Semitism
The World Jewish Con-
gress has called on "the
highest leadership" in the
Polish government for
"vigorous and unequi-
vocal condemnation" of
ulta-nationalists in Poland
who are fanning anti-
Semitism apparently for
political ends.
A telegram urging "stern
measures" against the group was
sent yesterday to the Polish
Ambassador in Washington,
Romuald Spasowski, by Rabbi
Arthur Schneier, chairman of the
WJC American Section, who
asked that the message be
conveyed to Polish Prime
Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski and
First Secretary Stanislaw Kania
of the Polish Communist Party.
THE MESSAGE referred to a
rally held in Warsaw last Sunday
at which speakers denounced
Jews as a "Zionist clique,"
charged that Jews in the Poliburo
during the Stalin era were
responsible for the "blood bath"
of Polish patriots, and that the
"second generation of Zionists"
were attempting to seize power in
Poland through the independent
labor movement, Solidarity.
The raly was preceded by the
appearance of leaflets and posters
in Warsaw several days earlier
calling on Poles to rise up against
"Jewish chauvinists" attempting
to "usurp power" through the
The anti-Semitic campaign was
strongly denounced over the
weekend by leaders of Solidarity
in Warsaw. Solidarity sponsored
a much larger rally at Warsaw
University to mark the anni-
versary of the suppression of stu-
dent demonstrations in 1968. It
was attended by about 3,000 stu-
dents, professors and trade
unionists who heard speakers de-
nounce prejudice ana the anti-
Semitic purges in the Polish
Communist Party in 1968.
which took place outside the
former Ministry of Public
Security building drew about 600
persons, described in press ac-
counts from Warsaw as mostly
elderly and aged veterans of the
anti-Communist Home Army.
Schneier's message stated:
"On behalf of the World Jewish
Congress American Section, I
wish to express our grave concern
at the fanning of anti-Semitism
and specifically the recent
outdoor anti-Semitic rally in
Warsaw. We urgently request
from the highest leadership of
your government vigorous and
unequivocal condemnation and
stern measures against those who
use the cannard of anti-Semitism
to serve their own purposes. We
urge you to learn from history
that such events do not serve the
best interests of your country."
Observers in Warsaw attri-
buted the anti-Semitic campaign
to a small but well organized
rightist group that includes
several well known Polish film-
makers, journalists and possibly
Communist Party officials in the
background who espouse Polish
nationalism and resort to anti-
Semitism as a means of arousing
public support.
ONE SPEAKER at the right-
ist rally, who identified himself as
"Capt. Stachurski" of the former
Home Army, denounced Jews
who were members of the
Poliburo in the 1950s. "The were
people for whom Poland was only
a temporary homeland," he said
according to press reports of the
"Those Jewish nationalists
made a bloodbath; thousands of
the best Poles lost their lives
during those time. Let us block
the way to power to the next
generation of Zionists. Let us see
the clean socialist shape of
Poland," he said according to the
Another speaker, Kazimierz
Studentowicz, identified as an
activist in the pre-war Polish
Labor Party, extolled "Polish
workers who will care only for
Polish interests" and warned
that "The monster has dis-
appeared, but its tentacles
remain," an obvious reference to
the 5,000 Jews who remain in
Poland out of a Jewish commu-
nity of several million before
World War H.
SPEAKERS AT the Solidarity
rally recalled events of 13 years
ago when, after a period of
liberalization, the Polish govern-
ment and Communist Party
began a purge of Jewish officials
regardless of their strong
Communist credentials, and
other dissidents. Those events
were termed a "defeat for the
whole society," and speakers
vowed that they would not be
CJA Campaign Advances
Over $500,000 Pledged
1,000,000 Goal
As of 17th
Dollars Raised

'lite J^ivlshFhridianofPirietlasCounty Friday. March 27, ig
Raising Money Is the Means /
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
Former Soviet Prisoner Iosif Mendelevich
Let's Take A
Balanced View!
steady rain, his pale cheek
pressed tightly against the
Western Wall, Iosif Mendelevich
intones the timeless prayer
Blessed art Thou. O Lord our
God. King of the universe. Who
has kept us and preserved us and
brought us tothisdav."
The ancient stones ring with
the voices of 5.000 of his new
country-men who. in an explosive
celebration of joy for his deliver-
ance, respond as one. 'Amen."
Iosif Mendelevich has come
Thousands of Israelis jammed
Ben-Gurion Airport to welcome
Mendelevich as he stepped from
the plane. Slight and pale, he
wore a dark gray jacket over a
white shirt, and a black hat
placed squarely on his head
which could not quite conceal his
closely shaven skull. His heavy
black-rimmed glasses em-
phasized the prison pallor of his
face. But the glow of his eyes and
his smile spoke eloquently of his
The frail former prisoner had
wanted to walk the thirty-two
miles from the airport to
Jerusalem, but allowed his sisters
to persuade him that it was too
far and he was too weak to make
such a strenuous trek in the rain.
Only hours earlier, the gaunt
34-year-old and one-time
engineering student was rousted
from his cell in a maximum
security prison in the heart of
Moscow and told to take his
belongings with him. He did not
know it then, but his ordeal of
nearly 11 years in Russian con-
centration camps and prisons
was coming to an end. >
One week before he had been
transferred to Moscow from a
concentration camp in the Urals
where he had been on a 54-day
hunger strike to protest confisc-
ation of his Hebrew textbook.
"I was very afraid," Mendel-
evich said of his unexpected
freedom. "None of my guards
seemed to know why I'd been
brought to Moscow. They took
me upstairs to a KGB official
who informed me that I was
deprived of my Soviet citizenship
and expelled from Russia.
"Even on the drive to the air-
port I couldn't believe it," he
continued. 'Is this another lie?'
I asked. 'No,' they said. But I
was not truly convinced until the
plane took off.
Mendelevich was arrested June
15, 1970 for his part in a plot to
steal a plane and fly it tc
freedom. Often described by his
fellow conspirators as "the
Jewish soul of the group."
Mendelevich was abused by his
guards for his efforts to observe
Jewish traditions. Undaunted, he
organized Jewish history and
Hebrew language study groups
inside Soviet camps. He is the
last of the nine convicted Jewish
skyjackers to be released.
Mendelevich's Hebrew was
correct and fluent, and he clearly
relished using the language so
long forbidden to him.
"I suddently felt a great re-
sponsibility," he said of his
tumultuous welcome at Ben-
Gurion. "I saw all those people
there to greet me and I un-
derstood that I had come to a
holy and sweet land. I want to be
a real Jew here, to observe
miuvot, to build a state and to be
free. I want to work for the Jews
of Israel and for my fellow Jews
still suffering in Russia."
Iosif Mendelevich, for 11
years a prisoner in Soviet con-
centration camps and prisons,
displays invitation to a
meeting with Prime Minister
Menachem Begin which was
hand delivered to him shortly
after bis arrival in Israel.
(Israel Sun Photo)
Mendelevich does not clearly
know why he was released. "But
I've no doubt." he stated em-
phatically, "that the campaigns
for Soviet Jewry outside Russia
played an important part.
Whenever Jews in the free world
were active on our behalf, con-
ditions in the camps would ease a
little The time for quiet
diplomacy is past. If you ask me
what Jews outside the Soviet
Union should do for those still
there, I say they should act with
a strong and outstretched arm.
The Soviet Jewry campaigns are
not without effect. I ask every
American Jew and every Jew the
world over to do all that is in his
power to help the Jews of
Editors please note: The
following is an eye-witness ac-
count of Iosif Mendelevich's
arrival Feb. 18 in Jerusalem after
11 years in Soviet prisons. It was
written by United Jewish Appeal
Special Correspondent Wendy
Twenty-four hours after his ar-
rival, his family's modest
apartment in Alon Shvut, 10
miles east of Jerusalem, is the
scene of joyous confusion. Israeli
and American television crews
compete for space with new-
found friends and masses of
flowers splashing every available
surface with bright colors.
In the middle of it all, Iosif
Mendelevich fingers a written
invitation from Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin to a
meeting the next day. "This is
the first letter that I've opened in
11 years," he said. "It's a strange
For a moment the shadow of
remembered isolation crosses his
face. Then the now famous smile
that has flashed from television
screens and the front pages of
newspapers around the world
returns as Mendelevich considers
something he thought he might
never have his future.
"It's too early for decisions."
he said. "I was an engineering
student at the time of my arrest
and perhaps I'll continue
studying. In the meantime, I
want to spend time with my
mother and my sisters and my
brother-in-law. I want to get to
know my nephews and nieces.
I've friends in Israel whom I've
not seen for years, and I've
friends here that I've never met
who worked so hard for my
"I've my new country to
explore, and my whole life ahead
of me."
Menorah Talent Night
The residents and friends of
Menorah Center will always
remember the Talent Night' pro-
gram directed by Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Newman, on Saturday
evening March 3. Bill Newman
was Master of Ceremony.
First to perform was a singing
duo comprised of Charles Kohn
and Harold Salkey, accompanied
by Harry Weiss on the piano. The
songs "Down By The Old Mill
Stream, and The Band Played
On," and Daisy Daisy were sung
to which the audience applauded
their approval.
Words could not adequately
describe the fine performance ex-
hibited by Molly Avery miming
the words "Second Hand Rose."
The Irish Singers entertained
with many Irish tunes concluding
with the lovely ballad, "Danny
Boy" which the audience ap-
preciated very much.
A Round Dance performed by
Leo Phillips and Belle Krueger
delighted everyone.
One only had to close one's
eyes to be brought back to the
days of the incomparable Sophie
Tucker while listening to Syde
Rosenthal mime the words,
"Some Of These Days."
The superb performance of
Jack and Molly Avery miming
"Fiddler On The Roof' brought
gales of laughter and applause
from the delighted audience.
Mary George favored us with
songs entitled "Fascination and
Autumn Leaves" accompanied
on the piano by Helen Salkin.
Visions of New York were
made vivid while watching Jack
and Molly Avery go thru their
routine of "Rose Of Washington
Square," to the evident delight of
the audience.
At this time Bill Newman
called out the numbers for the
door prizes.
The audience was thrilled by
Syde Rosenthal's miming of "No
One Will Ever Worry Me"; And
at the conclusion of her rendition
of "My Yiddisha Mamma" was
greeted by thunderous applause.
To the surprise of all. and with
the introduction on the piano by
Harry Weiss playing, "Every
Little Movement Has A Meaning
Of It's Own." Irene Socol sway-
ing provocatively delighted all
with a very fine performance of
the Belly Dance, which imme-
diately brought us all back to
Coney Island. Charlie's Gang:
Charles Kohn, Harold Salkey
sang. "Let Me Call You Sweet-
heart, and Harold asked the
entire audience to join in singing
the last song concluding the pro-
gram, "America The Beau-
tiful." The Aba Ader Post
246 Jewish War Veterans was re-
presented by, Jack Avery,
Charles Kohn, Harold Salkey and
Harry Weiss. The Auxiliary
represented by, Molly Avery
Syde Rosenthal, Irene Socol
The Jewish Community was
aghast and angered when it read
the January 25th article in the
Sarasota Herald Tribune, which,
among other quotations, com-
1 pared Zionism with Naziism. The
speech was made at the Bird Key
Yacht Club in connection with a
Seminar entitled "Incentives
The American Free Enterprises
System," held annually by Buena
Vista College. Investigations are
still under way by the Anti-Defa-
mation League and the American
Jewish Committee, and further
reports will be made. In the
meantime here are some facts we
should bear in mind.
This is the sixth year that the
Business Program students of
Ruena Vista College of Storm
Lake. Iowa, a Presbyteria..
College, have come to Sarasota to
hear lectures by various well-
known business men and women
who work here or live here as
retirees. Some of these local
people are members of the Bird
Key Yacht Club, and they have
always made arrangements at
their Club on a personal basis.
In previous years they have
brought to town men like George
Romney and Governor Robert
Ray of Iowa as their feature
speaker. In setting up this year's
program, a local former Rhodes
Scholar, who spent his life in
shipping and banking circle
arranged to have Sheikh Yamani
of Saudi Arabia come here to
speak on the subject of "The Oil
Crisis, from the point of view of
the OPEC Nations." This had so
much interest that the Board of
the Club, for the first time, in-
vited all its members to attend.
On very short notice. Yamani had
to cancel, but obtained Rafik
Asha to speak on the same sub-
ject in his place. Rafik Asha, the
Saudi American Ambassador to
the United Nations was, how-
ever, called upon to help with
translation of papers in con-
nection with the hostage release,
so with little notice, he. too, had
to cancel. The Ambassador's
office arranged for Hassan Ab-
dallah. Director of the League of
Arab States as a last minute
substitute. The Seminar Com-
mittee told him he should speak
on oil and business matters.
To the surprise of the Buena
Vista College officials and the
Bird Key Yacht Club members,
Abdallah decided to ignore the
scheduled subject, and instead,
went into his diatribe.
After publication of the report
of the meeting, some Jewish
members of the Club protested
strongly to the manager and the
Board. Mr. Keith Briscoe, Presi-
dent of the College was informed
and he phoned me one of the
members who had protested. He
apologized and asserted that no
one had any knowledge whatso-
ever that Abdallah would speak
as he did. He gave stroi
assurances that his College
no anti-Semitic feelings or back"
ground and that he and ha
Seminar Committee were ex-
tremely embarrassed by what
had happened.
Mr. Briscoe indicated that'
Rabbi Albert Gordon of Sioux
City was an occasional lecturer at
Buena Vista, that a Jewish man
is on their Board and that they
have a fine relationship
Incidentally, it has been suggest.
ed through ADL that Rabbi,
Gordon ask for an opportunity toA
talk with the business program
students to counteract the Racist
propaganda they had heard In j
The Bird Key Yacht Club
Board had just one day's notice
of the change of the main speak-
er, but there was absolutely no
indication that the subject would
be changed.
One of the lecturers at the;
seminar is an editor of the
Sarasota Herald Tribune and it'
was he who had arranged fori
reporter to hear the OPEC
version of the Oil Crisis.
On one occasion during Ab-
dallah's speech, people at several
tables started rhythmic hand-
clapping in a vain effort to get
the speaker to cease. Efforts to
refute his statements during the i
question period were sidestepped
by the speaker by a continuation
of his diatribe.
A story has been repeated
locally that the College has just
received a grant of $18,000,000.
11 has been verified that a Tnut
has been established by which
the College will be receiving
approximately that amount, ear-
marked for their business
The donor has been a good
friend of the College for many
years and this bequest has been
under consideration for a long
time. For personal reasons, one of
which is fear his children or
grandchildren may be kidnapped,
he has insisted on remaining
anonymous. There seems to be do
likelihood that this gift has any
anti-Semitic or pro-Arab con-
From the facts currently avail-
able, there is every indication
that both the College and the
Club were victimzized by a neat
propagandist, who spoke under;
false pretenses and managed to
get the ear of our newspaper.
This report has been made ai
the result of many visits tndi
conversations with re-
presentatives of the Club and
local College supporters. The
facts stated have been verified to
the best of our ability. We still
expect to hear further from ADL
and or AJC and will report
further in our next issue.
Dear Mr Bernstein:
What is the attruction of commune-cult living to so many
Jewish youth? How can my child be protected?
Dear Mrs. D.:
Most youth who are persuaded to join are searching for
sense of security; the feeling of ttlajdM to a group; being
Uken care of and a sense of being loved. Fostering family
communication of love, concern and respect within the imme-
diate family and encouraging your chikTto develop root* w
relationships within the local community may be the best *p-

Pinellas Profile
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 3-
Charles Rutenberg
Charles Rutenberg, better known to Jews whether they are
here in Pinellas County, New York, or Jerusalem as just
"Charlie," is the living proof that if you want a job done well,
you go to the busiest man you can find. Our Charlie has been
I sought out by many national and international philanthropic
organizations to sit on their boards. Although these organiza-
tions have different causes, different objectives, the one thing
they all have in common is that in their councils, one of their
most active and dedicated members is Charles Rutenberg. Our
local Jewish community has sought out his wisdom and driving
force, as a mover and initiator, in making possible many of our
local institutions, religious and otherwise, whose establishment
in no small way was due to the participation of Charles
Charlies and his wife Isa have been a part of the Pinellas
County community since 1965, having moved here from
Chicago, where they both grew up. Charlie's parents Mary and
Reuben Rutenberg had become Pinellas residents a few years
earlier, and partly because of their close and loving family ties,
two Rutenberg sons, Art and Charlie soon followed and started
building homes. Their business eventually became U.S. Homes
Corp., the largest home builder in the United States, of which
Charlie was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
Through his associations in the business community, Charlie
met many concerned Jews whose commitment made strict
impressions on him, and added to a basic family background of
"Yiddishkeit," made him aware of both the priviledge and
obligation of being a Jew. Charlie has said "Money is not a toy.
It implies a responsibility to other people, and provides the
| opportunity to establish a set of priorities as to what that money
can do. To achieve goals of sustenance and a good life are of
course valid goals-saving for known needs and possible future
needs are also valid goals but goals of helping other people
achieve their goals are more valid than goals of accumulation for
the sake of accumulation. "Charlie accepts his responsibility as
a Jew with enthusiasm and has served the Jewish community in
every capacity. He and Isa are long time members of Temple
B'nai Israel, where they have been concerned and active sup-
porters. Charlie served as Vice-president and Chairman of the
Building Committee when the congregation was raising funds to
construct their present home. He is a past president of the
Clearwater Jewish Welfare Fund, and a founding father of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County. Charlie has been chair-
man of many Federation Committees, and is currently a member
of the Board and Vice President of Budget and Allocations. His
involvement locally has extended to the total community.
I Charlie has been actively involved with Morton Plant Hospital,
is a past president of the Clearwater Symphony, is a member of
the Council of Advisors of the University of South Florida, and
is a Vice President of PACT, the Performing Arts Center and
Nationally, Charlie has received the recognition due to him for
his many yean of unselfish service to philanthropic causes. He
is Vice President of the American Friends of Haifa University, a
member of the National Executive Committee and the National
Campaign Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal, and a member
of the Board of Trustees of the Council of Jewish Federations.
He was awarded a National honor when he was named trustee
emeritus of the United Israel Appeal, which serves as the
conduit of funds from the United Jewish Apepeal to Israel. The
State of Israel has played an integral part in Charlie's life.
Charlie and Isa made their first trip there in 1964, and since then
he has returned 15 more times. The Rutenbergs joined the
Pinellas County Mission to Israel in 1976, and Charlie has been a
participant on every United Jewish Appeal Prime Ministers
Charlies commitment to philanthropy is exceeded only by his
intense devotion to "the family." He and Isa have four children,
11 of whom share their parents commitment to Judaism.
Daughter, Pamela, married to Theodore Tench, is the Executive
Director of the Golds Meir Center. Pam and Ted, although both
from Clearwater, didn't know each other until they met in Israel,
where both were working at the time. Alan is a student in the
University of Chicago Law School, Marc is in the business
world with Charlie, and Laurie will be ordained as a Rabbi in
May from the Hebrew Union College. Charlies every waking
moment is devoted either to his family or his philanthropic
endeavors. If you want to find him and he isn't working, don't
look on the tennis courts or the golf course. Just check what
meetings are taking place, and Charlie will be there.
He says, "For 2000 years there has been a biblical baaed sense
of social justice that has been the basis for the social organiza-
tions of the Jewish community wherever it has been, and for the
development of a network of Jewish organizations that have
kept Judaism alive through the centuries." Charles Rutenberg is
the epiome of the Jewish ideals of caring and sharing.
We, in Pinellas County, are proud to count him as a member
of our community.
I Due to staff problems, there were numerous errors In the last
Ittaue of the Jewish Floridian. We have been assured by the
publisher that the problem has been corrected and will not occur
[gain.____ ^
Super Week'81, sponsored by
the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, will be held March 29-
April 5, according to Carol
Nelson, Toni Rinde, and Sandi
Silverman, chairwomen of the
event. Super Week'81, on behalf
of the Combined Jewish Appeal,
is a telethon that will try to reach
all the women of Pinellas County
who have not yet had an oppor-
tunity to make a responsible gift
to the 1981 campaign. Volunteers
will be working in shifts from
Superior Surgical Mfg. Co. in
Seminole. Local Jewish womens
organizations have been invited
to participate in this community
effort. Maureen Rosewater,
President of the Women's
Division of Federation, spoke of
the pressing need in this years
campaign. "We hope that this
effort will be well received by the
women in our community. To
meet the challenges facing us in
1981, we must reach more contri-
butors so that they may pledge
both their moral and financial
support to Israel, and Jews
around the world.
Technion Society
Art Exhibit
The Suncoast Friends of the
American Technion Society, as
part of their cultural program, is
sponsoring an empressive exhib-
ition of paintings and drawings
by the renown Israeli artist
Moshe Kaufman.
The exhibition will open on
Sunday, April 12 from 3 to 7 p.m.
at the Anderson-Marsh Galleries,
5149 Central Ave., St. Peters-
burg. The artist will be present
during the opening.
Moshe Kaufman is a graduate
of the Technion-Israel Institute
of Technology. His paintings are
composed and created by rapid
pen strokes inspired by the ar-
tists involvement and love of Is-
raeli landscapes. His formative
years, 1927-36, were spent in
Jerusalem, where his early preoc-
cupation with desert forms, as
well as the urban landscapes of
Jerusalem was first nurtured. His
student years in Haifa, with
sketching trips to the Carmel
range and the Galilee, reaffirmed
his absorption in subjects which
remain the core of his work
today. Later years brought the
artist into close and continuous
contact with the mountainous
desert landscapes of the Negev
and Arava. This exhibition is
open to the public.
Chai and Primetimers auxilia-
ries of Temple B'nai Israel are co-
sponsoring a Marriage Encounter
Information Night to be held
April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the
A.P.R. room of Temple B'nai
Israel. For additional information
call Helene Debowsky 393-5800.
Remember, if you have a good
. marriage, you don't need
Marriage Encounter, you deserve
Please Attend. Refreshments
will be served.
The Paul Surenky Post and
Aux. 409, Jewish War Veterans,
are having a Flea Market Sale on
Sunday, April 5, from' 8:30 a.m.
until 2 p.m. on Belcher Road in
Clearwater across from the Poet
Office. All proceeds realized at
this time will enable the Post and
Auxiliary to carry on the
charitable services for the
Veteran, his family and Com-
munity Relations.
Key Brunch
The home of Margie Green
provided the setting for the
annual Key Brunch held recently
by the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation for the benefit
of the 1961 Combined Jewish Ap-
peal campaign. Mary Kramer and
Margie Green, chairwomen of the
event, reported that 35
enjoyed the day.
(Left to right), Mary Kramer, Luncheon Chairwoman; Heva Kent,
President of Federation; Maureen Rosewater, President of Women's
Division; Sandi Simon, Guest Speaker; and Margie Green, Luncheon
Chairwoman and Hostess.
(Left to right), Susan Schwartz, Joanne Bokor, Sue Diner, Leah
Barlis, Jackie Meddin. (Standing left to right), Mimi KrystaL Diane
(Seated left to right), Linda Bialow, Bonnie Rubin, Cece Rubin,
Lorraine Galumb. (Standing left to right), Myra Gross, Carole Rubin
Pacesetters of
Temple Ahavat Shalom
The "Pacesetters" March 7th
Purim Social at the Palm State
Bank was a hugh success. A
capacity crowd enjoyed a movie
about "Purim" and Queen
Esther. The hamantoshin were
devoured, the coffee was ex-
cellent and good fellowship
prevailed. Our thanks to our
gracious host, Mr. Frank
Weaner, and the Palm State
Bank for the use of the movie and
auditorium. Special recognition
for Bernice Carlton, Sylvia
Kanegson, Roslyn Hochberg,
Harriett Wollenberg, Elsa
Molhnse and Juan Eisenberg for
their hard work in preparing and
cleaning up.
Our business meeting is a must
for everyone in our area, if only to
listen to the minutes prepared
and read by our Secretary, Jan
Marcus. Plans for our future
meetings were discussed, hope-
fully many will be finalized at our
next meeting.
The "Pacesetters" of Temple
Ahavat Shalom will be having a
meeting and social on Saturday
night, April 4, at the Temple, 200
Main St., Dunedin at 7:30 p.m.
Plans for the coming months are
on the agenda, and we have great
expectations for wonderful and
fulfilling events. Make it a must
to attend. Excellent refreshment
plus make your own ice cream
sundaes, etc., games of all types,
bingo, rummy-Q, canasta, bridge,
you name it, we have it. And just
getting to know each other are
the plans for the evening.
Everyone is welcome, come
visit with us and see what makes
us tick. The first Saturday night
of every month is Pacesetter
Night. Mark your calendar!

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Vo,ume2 Number 7
Actions Belie Reagan's Words
Naftali La vie, the Foreign Ministry spokesman
who accompanied Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
on Shamir's recent talks in Washington, is making it
clear that Israel has as yet received no clarification,
or indeed official confirmation, of the U.S. decision to
sell four AW ACS planes to the Saudi Arabians.
Still, Shamir who is his boss certainly acted
angry enough before the Knesset this week when he
talked about the implications of the sale, confir-
mation or no confirmation.
This suggests that the fat is in the fire so far as
Israel's security is concerned, and that the Reagan
Administration ought to come out and say, once and
for all, whether anything the President said about his
Middle East policy during the campaign was no more
than just that the old campaign hoopla.
Certainly, the President has not yet given up on
saying fine things about Israel's security, Israel as a
linchpin in the defense against Soviet expansion in
the Middle East, Israel as a friend and an ally.
But when the President acts, somehow it all
comes out differently. Then, it is Egypt that gets the
nod. And it is the Saudis who are given the AW ACS,
despite Saudi King Khalid's vow to launch a holy
war against Israel.
A Jewish Journalist Passes
Everyone will miss Bernard Postal. His is a
name that readers of the Jewish press, as well as
editors and writers of the Jewish press, have known
for decades.
Mr. Postal died on Mar. 8 at the age of 75, and
his passing has brought to an end his more than half
a century in Jewish journalism.
There was his editorship of several Jewish news-
papers and magazines. And his stint as public infor-
mation director of the National Jewish Welfare
Board during the ten last years of his retirement
before his passing away.
Then, there was his work with the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency. None of this includes his stint as a
New York Times man. One can go on and on. One
often wonders at the creative energy of such highly-
productive personalities as was Bernard Postal's.
That is why he will be missed.
Since 1978 there has been con-
tinuing collaboration betiveen the
U.S.F. Regional Genetics Center
and the Tampa Section of
National Council of Jewish
Women (NCJW) in providing
Tay-Sachs screening for the
Jewish Community in our area.
So far 458 individuals, 303 of
whom were directed to the
program through NCJW, have
been screened.
This past November Greater
Orlando Section, in conjunction
with the University of Miami,
began its screening
This article appears in the
Pinelias Floridian in order that
Pinellas residents be informed of
and tahe advantage of the
Tay-Sachs disease. an
inherited disorder, was first
recorded by a British eye doctor,
Warren Tay, who noted the
typical, white-ringed, cherry-red
spot in the eye of a disabled one-
year-old. In 1887 Bernard Sachs,
an American neurologist first
described it as an hereditary de-
generative disease. In this
century it was placed in the
group of "inborn errors of
The disease, always fatal,
strikes its victims at about 6
months of age. The brain and
nervous system gradually
become unable to function. A
healthy baby becomes unfeeling,
unmoving, stops crawling, stops
gasping, loses sight, and hearing,
and is unable to eat or smile. By
18 months the child is blind,
paralyzed, and unaware of his
All testing at "No Charge" wM
be held daring the entire month
of April at U.S.F. Medical
School. Call 974-2456 for your
surroundings. By 3 or 4 years of
age. death releases him.
Tay-Sachs babies are missing a
cellular enzyme needed to break
down dangerous fatty accumul-
ations in the brain and nerve
cells. The central nervous
system, impaired. gradually
stops working.
The descendants of Askenazi
Jews (from Central and Eastern
Europe) are the prime victims,
and 90 percent American Jews
are of Askenazi origin. About 1 in
every 25 American Jews carries
this gene as compared to 1 in
every 300 non-Jews. This mear.j
that 1 in every 625 Jewish
couples risk having a Tay-Sachs
There is no cure.
There is no treatment.
There is prevention.
There is protection.
Detection of Tay-Sachs
carriers is the key to prevention.
A simple blood test can identify
carriers, however, the blood
sample required special handling
and equipment and is not per-
formed by private physicians in a
routine office visit. The Genetic.
Center at U.S.F.. at your
physician's request "may" ar-
range for individual testing but
as mass screenings will now take
on a regular basis, the College of
Medicine recommends that all
Tay-Sachs testing be done at
these screenings.
Who should be tested? Young
people of child-bearing age,
young parents who plan to have
children (because of
9mSi *have h*5
and be unaware 2
they are earners), anyone **
family history of iffSZStl
even couples who have cornpiS
their families. In the caVJ
couples past child-bearing Z I
one w identified as a carrierXI
is a 50 percent that close rsuS
will also be carriers.
When a carrier and a no*.
carrier have children, each chiU
has a 50 percent chance of beiZ
earner. No child will have the
When both parent* w
carriers, in each pretfancv thai.;
involved a 25 perclnt riiX
will be free of disease, andlrt
be carriers.
What about the young count
with a suspect background, 5
already pregnant, and no
screening having taken place'I
First the father is screened, if b
is not a carrier, all is well. Ittakea
I carriers to produce a Tay-Sachi
child. If the father is a carrier
their amniocentis (a relatively
uncomplicated test performed Z
early pregnancy) can identify (
fetus which will develop the
There are at present resear-
chers looking for methods to
supply the missing enzyme
needed to break down the *
cumulated fatty tissues in the
brain and nervous system,
scientists working with gene
transplantation, and those
workers exploring the possibili-
ties of cell grafts, but for now. we
must take advantage of tin
carrier screening and the Genetic
counseling programs available a
the Division ot Genetics at Uni-
versity of South Florida Medial
Filling in Background
Mixed Signals Over Arms to Saudis
(JTA| Mixed signals
appear to be coming from
Israel and from American
friends of Israel toward the
proposal that the U.S.
deliver to Saudi Arabia ad-
ditional fuel tanks and
bomb racks to enhance the
combat performance of the
60 F-15 jet fighters Saudi
Arabia was authorized to
purchase here almost three
years ago. The issue is now
under consideration by the
Reagan Administration.
Key Senators have voiced
protests against delivery of the
extra equipment on grounds that
it would upset the Israeli-Arab
military balance and affect the
security of the U.S. besides re-
pudiating the pledge made by
Defense Secretary Harold Brown
to the Senate in 1978 that the F-
15s being sold to Saudi Arabi
would not be given imporved
combat capability.
IN JERUSALEM, however,
caution was expressed in the past
few days by Israel government
officials and similarly in
Washington by some friends of
Israel that the Congress should
not make overt moves against
the proposed delivery and there-
by create a confrontations with
the Reagan Administration
which thus far has been strongly
supportive of Israel.
In that connection, observers
noted the State Department's
blast at the non-aligned nations
conference in New Delhi which
called for moves to deprive Israel
of its credentials in the United
Nations General Assembly.
Nevertheless, Sen. Edward
Kennedy (I).. Mass.) told the
Senate, "I am strongly opposed
to suggestions coming from very
high sources" that the Saudis
receive the extra equipment. He
said the deliveries would
"threaten U.S. security, Israel
and the peace in the Middle
TWO WEEKS ago, Sen. Carl
Levin 11).. Mich.) told the Senate
that "no real Saudi security need
is "filled by this equipment but
real regional tensions and in-
stability would be created."
Levin, who recently visited the
Middle East as a member of the
Senate Armed Services Com-
mittee, said that the Saudis are
vulnerable to "a commando-like
assault" against key points in
their oil pipelines and against
such assaults "the F-15s have
little value."
Levin added, "The oil weapon
threat must be put in its place.
The Saudis must know that we
know they need our protection
and if they cut off oil to us in
retaliation for some action they
do not approve of, we will have
that much less incentive to
protect them against the
threatening world the face."
When the move to provide the
extra equipment surfaced last
summer, 69 Senators sent a letter
to President Carter reminding
him of Secretary Brown's pledge
and reiterated their opposition to
the deliveries. Early last week,
Sen. Joseph Biden. ot Delaware,
the second ranking Democrat oa j
the Senate Foreign Relation
Committee, began sounding oat
Committee members on a leu*
to President Reagan against tat |
proposed delivery.
BIDEN BEGAN his effort sfar
Defense Secretary Casper Weal
berger said the Reagan Admi* I
tration looked with favor on*
Saudi request, but it was haltedl
when Congress recessed to|
George Washington's Birtodij.
The Senator is in DeUware|
an aide told the Jw,
Telegraphic Agency that M
would not return to Washing
before late this week.
Meanwhile. Sen. Charles Psrj
(R.. III.). chairman of the Fars*
Relations Committee. Wd 1
group of selected reporters at s
breakfast meeting here that"
had "heard many Senators m
of a letter to the P**J
posing delivery of the 1U1P"7
but "that's not the way todot
Percy said he tfi.j"!
AmbJudor in Wsslutf*
Ephraim Evron. that no
ministration decision w
made on the delivery unUl* I
taken up with his w""^
think Congress *J' ?
with the delivery and that
be done in such a way *JJJ!
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Percy said
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Friday. March 27. 1981
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Questions and Answers
1. What is the Tampa-Orlando-
PinelUs Jewiah Foundation,
Inc.? It is a non-profit, charitable
corporation that is known as the
TOP Jewish Foundation. The
corporation legally came into
existence on December 12, 1980,
and is comprised of three member
classes the Tampa class, the
Orlando class and the Pinellas
Club. Each class consists of the
person serving from time-to-time
as the Federation President of
each community.
2. How ia the organization
ran? Like any corporate entity
the TOP Jewish Foundation has
corporate officers and a board of
trustees. There are vice trustees
on the board from each Federa-
tion, or a total of fifteen trustees.
There is a president, three vice
presidents, a secretary and
treasurer. Of the six officers, two
are from each Federation. The
day-to-day administration of the
i corporation is handled by an
Executive Director who acts as
Endownment Consultant to each
3. What was the purpose of
I forming the TOP Jewish
Foundation? The future social,
culiurul, educational and other
I needs of the Jewish community
can only be served by preserving
la sturdy financial base.
I Endowment programs have been
in existence in approximately
fifty federated cities around the
[country and have proven to be
|huge financial successes. In order
[to develop an endowment pro-
gram that would have long
[standing effect, funds were
[needed to hire an appropriate
[professional and to take care of
liither operational needs. Stan-
[dintf ulone, neither of the three
|i'immunities had sufficient
Icapital to invest in the program.
(Hence, a pilot project was put
[i'Wther through the talents of
professional personnel of the
Council of Jewish Federations.
The primary purpose of the al-
liance of the three communities is
to share the expense of admin
|istering the program, share ideas
:>n endowment, and invest in one
*>ol. the proceeds of endowment
4. What happens to en-
dowment gifts that are invested
the common pool? It is very
important to understand that
My endowment gift for the
benefit of a particular federation
K' and will only be used at the
liscrelion of the local
Endowment Grants and Alloca-
tions Committee. In other words,
although an endowment gift
lade in Tampa will be combined
vith endowments from Pinellas
bounty and Orlando for in-
vestment purposes, no part of
those funds, whether income or
principal, will be used to further
projects of the other communi-
ties. Each federation has ultimate
cunt ml over its snare of the fund
por grants and allocations.
5. If we have the TOP Jewiah
foundation, why do we need local
Endowment Committees? The
|'al Endowment Committee,
ind its sub-committees, may be
Hie most important aspect of the
program. The Endowment Com-
mittee in this community
^presents the grass roots of
Endowment development. One
Jght think of the Endowment
'rogram on the whole as a
tndwich: the bottom piece of
Jread represents endowment
^vebpmmt, the top piece of
)read deals with grants and
^locations (both being local
functions). The filling in between
is the TOP Jewish Foundation.
Without the two slices of bread,
you have no sandwich. As im-
portant as bread is to a sandwich,
is how important the local en-
dowment committee is to the,
endowment program.
6. What will the Endowment
Committee do? The Endowment
Committee will be a premiere
committee of men and women in
the community who are respected
by their peers and who are
knowledgeable about people in
the community. It wul be the
function of the Endowment Com-
mittee as a whole, after appropri-
ate orientation, to establish the
validity of the Endowment Pro-
Sun in the course of their every
y contact with their peers in
the community. The people serv-
ing on the committee will not be
merely figureheads, or
names that can be dropped at a
party, but individuals who see
the need for endowment
development and who will ac-
tively "talk up" the concept in
the community. Since it is hoped
that we will have representatives
from the professional and
business communities serving on
the Endowment Committee, they
will be asked to serve on certain
sub-committees. Several of these
sub-committees include a Legal
and Tax Committee; Special
Prospects Committee; Publicity
and Promotion Committee; and
other appropriate sub-
7. How are Endowments to be
developed? This is truly the
subject of an orientation program
and can not be covered in a few
sentences. Suffice to say that
development of endowment gifts
comes through publicity and
promotion about endowment
giving and the tax preferential
treatment given to different
modes of giving; the functioning
of an active legal and tax com-
mittee; one-to-one discussions
with individuals; and the overall
enthusiasm of the persons on the
endowment committee who can
visualize the importance and
potential of the program.
8. Will the development of
endowment conflict with the
annual campaign? In a word .
NO! The experience of Endow-
ment Programs across the
country teaches us that, if
anything, the annual campaign is
enhanced because of the en-
dowment program and contribu-
tions to the annual campaigns go
up, not down. A fundamental dif-
ference between the annual
campaign and endowment
Max Berman Named
Max Berman has been named
chairman of the volunteer force
for the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, according to
Reva Kent, President of
Mr. Berman will be responsible
for the creation of a volunteer
committee and the coordination
between the committee and the
volunteer functions that are so
essential to the success of the
Jewish Federation and its annual
Combined Jewish Appeal
Mrs. Kent, in announcing the
appointment, said that "The
volunteer force at the Jewish
Federation is a vital part of
Federations operational struc-
ture. We are thrilled that Max
has accepted the position as
chairman and will be working to
coordinate this important
committee." Mr. Berman added "
Federation needs volunteers now
Max Bermai
to respond to the needs of Jews
everywhere. If you have any free
time, call us. Stand up and be
counted as a worker and as a Jew
who cares." Call Max or Frieda
Sohon at 446-1033 and make a
commitment for your time and
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program is that the endowment
fund has the aura of permanency
where the annual dollars raised
for campaign are dollars that
were needed yesterday to help
fund the ongoing projects of
today. Endowment development
is a twelve-month, 365 day-a-year
program. An endowment
program has long-range ob-
jectives and looks to establish a
deep-well frame which monies can
be drawn for the future.
9. Should I consider making a
gift to the TOP Foundation for
the benefit of my federation? If
you believe in the stability of
Jewish life, in the future growth
of social, cultural, educational
and religious programs, in the
preservation and promotion of
the richness of our heritage and
interested in securing tax
benefits for yourself while
providing for the future of your
Jewish community then the
answer should be YES!
10. How can I find out more
about the endowment program?
Contact your Pinellas Jewish
Federation, or TOP office (TOP
Address is: 100 Twiggs St., Suite
4444, Tampa, 33612; telephone:
(813) 225-2614, Joel Breitstein,
Director). All inquiries will be
handled confidentially.
Charles Rutenberg Elected
Charles Rutenberg, repre-
senting Pinellas County, was
elected President and Chairman
of the Board of Trustees at the
first meeting of the Tampa
Orlando-Pinellas Jewish
Foundation, Inc. Vice-Presidents
elected are Les Barnett, Tampa;
Abe Weiss, Orlando; and Reva
Kent, Pinellas County. David
Rett, Orlando, was elected
secretary and B. Terry Airman,
Tampa was elected treasurer.
Representing Pinellas on the
TOP board are Reva Kent, Bruce
Bokor, Charles Ehrbch and
Gerald Cohen. Joel Breitstein,
Executive Director of the TOP
Jewish Foundation also attended
he meeting.
Committee Chairpersons were
appointed at this meeting and
Reva Kent was named Chair-
person of the Investment
Representatives from the three
communities left the meeting
enthusiastic about the establish-
ment of this joint project.
Pinellas, under the leadership of
Bruce Boker, local Endowment
Chairperson, together with Reva
Kent and Gerry Rubin,
Executive Director of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County, is
now in the process of establishing
its own individual Endowment
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The Jewish Floridian ofPineUas County
Friday. March 27,
Starting April 5
ABC-TV Presents Masada
On April 5. 6. 7 and 8 of this?
year. ABC-TV will present an
eight hour fictionalized series ont
he siege of Masada which occured
in the year 73 C.E. While ADL
does not plan to promote this
series, it is possible that this
program like so many television
spectaculars will be viewed by
millions. In view of the fiction-
alized treatment of the subject it
is also likely that the program
may prompt some inquiries
regarding the factual background
on Masada as well as some other
aspects of the film which I am
sharing with you.
By way,of background the
series was produced for ABC-TV
by Universal Television. It was
shot on location at an estimated
cost of $18,000,000 as well as
receiving the full cooperation of
the Israeli government. ABC
officials were most cooperative in
setting up a private screening for
ADL personnel.
The series begins and ends
with Israeli soldiers taking their
oath. "Masada will not fall
again." It then moves back in
time to the pillaging of Jeru-
salem the destruction of the
Temple (in 70 C.E). then the
focus of the story is on the escape
from Jerusalem by the "Zealots"
and their final stand on Masada.
The first part of the series intro-
duces the viewer to the leader of
the Jewish Zealots, engaging in
guerrilla (or terroristl warfare
against the Romans.
The two central characters are
Eleazar. played by Peter Strauss,
and General Flavius Suva,
played by Peter O'Toole. The two
Debate of Future of Diaspora Jewry
NEW YORK Is there a
future for Diaspora Jewry?
The answer to that question
will highlight the Critical Issues
Conference sponsored by the
United Jewish Appeal's Rabbinic
and Faculty Advisory Cabinets,
March 29-31. at the Capital
Hilton Hotel. Washington, D.C.
The conference, expected to
attract rabbis and academicians
from all sections of the country,
will explore major issues of
concern to the American Jewish
community and propose an
agenda for action in the '80s.
Oooosins views on the future
Diaspora Jewry will be presented
by Leonard Fein, editor and
publisher of Moment Magazine,
and Hillel Halkin. author and
former New Yorker who settled in
Israel in 1970
The issue is one of growing
concern to American Jewry in
light of recent studies showing
dramatic shifts in the demo-
graphics of Jewish communities,
erosion of the Jewish family and
the movement of young Jews
aw ay from traditional Judiasm.
Dr. Fein. Klutznick Professor
of Contemporary Jewish studies
at Brandeis University, has
written. If we say no' to the
Diaspora, we are saying 'no' to
Jewish life itself and hense
also to Israel. But to say 'yes' to
the Diaspora does not mean, by
any stretch of the imagination, to
say 'no'to Israel"
In his book. Letters to an
American Friend. Halkin wrote:
"I am not saying that you cannot
live an authentic Jewish life in
the Diaspora; I am saying that
- you are living in the wrong
place. Because today ... the
survival of the Jews and the
survival of Israel are the same
Other highlights of the three-
day conference include:
American Middle East Policy:
Ha* It Changed or Is It All Part
of the Original Script, an address
by Shlomo Avineri. former
Director General of the Israel
Ministry for Foreign Affairs and
presently Herbert Samuel
Professor of Political Science at
the Hebrew University.
American Foreign Policy and
the Changing Middle East
Scenario, an issues and answers
session with Rabbi Arthur
Hertzberg. President of the
American Jewish Policy
Foundation, and respondents
from the U.S. Executive branch
and the Department of State and
New Coalitions for the
American Jewish Community, a
panel including David Cohen.
President of Common Cause,
talking about possible future
coalitions for the Jewish com-
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patterns of other ethnic and
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Emerging Forms of Anti-
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Latin America and Europe, a
panel with Alan Dershowitz.
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University, speaking about anti-
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Rabbi Stanley S. Rabinowitz of
Adas Israel Synagogue in Wash-
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Michael L. Walzer of the
Institute for Advance Study.
Princeton University Chairman
on the Faculty Advisory Cabinet
are co-Chairmen of the Con-
Rabbi Haskdl M. Beraat. of
Temple Israel of Hollywood.
California. 1981 Chairman Desig-
nate of the UJA Rabbinic
Cabinet, and Professor Seymour
Martin Lipset of the Hoover
Institution. Stanford University.
1982 Chairman Designate of the
UJA Faculty Advisory Cabinet,
are Vice Chairmen of the Con-
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secondary but important charac-
ters are the women in their lives,
both of whom are Jews and both
of whom in my judgment are por-
trayed in a positive fashion. The
film overall is spectacular in its
scope and photography, but there
are several issues which may be
raised about which you should be
As I noted, in the early part of
the film you have Jews engaging
in guerrilla warfare. In and of
itself in my judgment it produces
no special concern; however,
because of the inclusion of
contemporary Israeli military
there are likely to be some people
who will try to draw an analogy
between Arab terrorists of today
and the Jewish Zealots of that
time. I make this point only
because it has already been raised
by one review which appeared ir
the Christian Scince Monitor on
October 24, 1980. Two exfepts
from thst review will suffice:
the Palestine-Israel
analogy isrly drawn in relation to
the Roman-Judean situation
around 73 A.D." and Because of
the bitter controversial confron-
tations between the Israel
government and the Palestine
Liberation Organization today,
partisan interpretations of the
"Masada" script are bound to
cause heated arguments."
My own impression is that
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The Jewish Flaridian of Pinellas County
Friday, March 27,
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JCC Programs And Activitives
The Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County is a
major beneficiary of funds raised in the annual Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
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Keep in Shape
Residents of Menorah Center
are enjoying exercise classes
given on Tuesday mornings from
9 to 10:30 a.m. Classes are given
through the St. Petersburg
Junior College and sponsored by
the Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County.
Camp Kadima Early Bird
Hurry! Hurry! Camp Kadima
Early Bird Special for reduced
fees will end March 31st.
If you haven't already
registered for camp, take ad-
vantage of our Early Bird Special
and sign up before March 31st.
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camp fees see the back page of
the Floridian or call Ann Lardner
Schools out Program
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County, 8167 Elbow
La.. N.. St. Petersburg is spon
soring a special "Schools Out
program for children between the
ages of 4-15 years. The program
will take place April 21-24. from
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Many acti-
vities are now being planned for
this time. For further informa-
tion, call the JCC at 344-5795.
JCC Dance Leeaona
There is still time to register
for the various dance lessons of-
fered at the JCC Classes include
tap. ballet, dancercise. etc.. for
beginners. intermediate and
advanced. For fees and times, call
Guitar Lessons
at the JCC
Guitar lessons are being of-
fered by Mr. Sandy Sheene of the
we II known duo Alpert and
Sheene" at the Golda Meir
Center. 302 Jupiter St.. S.,
Clearwater. The classes start on
Wednesday, March 25 and
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SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1981 8:15 P.M.
[ TICKETS $25.00 12.50 9.50 8.00|
Tickets available at
Congregation Beth Shalom. Clearwater 531- 1418
continue for 10 weeks. Classes are
from 4-5 p.m. For fee information
call the JCC at 344-5795.
Golden Anniversary Party
The Senior Friendship Club of
the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg held its Golden
Wedding anniversary on
Thursday March 12. This annual
event honored those couples who
have been married 50 years or
more and they are as follows:
Morris and Bessis Brown 64,
Oscar and Connie Ascher 61,
Mamie and Sadie Ward 61. Ben
and Mallie Forman 58, Louis
and Minna Lackey 57. Joe and
Sara Blane 55.
Senior Purim Party
The Senior Friendship Club of
the .It-wish Community Center of
St. Petersburg, held its Purim
Partv on Thursday. March 10 at
1 p.m.. 8167 Elbow Lane N.
Rabbi Michael Charney was
the honored guest.
The Purim Party was well
attended and enjoyed by all.
On April 5. 6. 7 and 8th. from 9
p.m. to 11 p.m. the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Pinellas
County. 8167 Elbow La.. N.. St.
Petersburg, will offer for the
viewing pleasure of the public the
acclaimed production of Masada.
filmed in Israel.
There will be a discussion
about Masada at 8 p.m. prior to
the production.
It will be shown on our new
1.000 inch General Electric tele-
vision screen. There is no charge.
Please call Stephen Alpert for
further information at 344-5795.
Chorale at
B'nai Israel
The Zamir Chorale, under the
direction of Mati Lazar, will
perform at Congregation B'nai
Israel. St. Petersburg, on
Sunday. March 29. at 7:30 p.m.
The Chorale, with over 20 fine
voices, will perform for the first
time on the West Coast of
Florida. Mati Lazar has distin-
guished himself as a pianist-
arranger, and is a member of
Tayku. a Hebrew Jazz rock
ensemble. He is on the faculty of
Columbia University and the
Jewish Theological Seminary. He
is director of the Cantors
Institute Chorus.
Tickets for the Zamir Chorale
are on sale at the Synagogue of-
fice, 381-4900, or 381-4901.
Minimum donation is $5 per seat.
Tickets available at door at 6:45
Friendship Club
On Thursday, April 16, at 12
Noon, the Clearwater Friendship
Chib of B'nai Israel will hold
their ninth annual Installation
Dinner at the Ramada Inn. 401
U.S. Highway 19 S., north of
Highway 60. The charge is $5 per
person, and includes gratuities.
An afternoon of games will
follow. Please make reservation
by April 13. Call Ruth Dunnina
at 536-8621. ^
The April Calendar for the
Friendship Club is:
April 2-Social, 1:30 p.m.; April
9-Social, 1:30 p.m.; April 16-
Annual Dinner, Ramada Inn, 12
noon: April 23-Social. 1:30 p.m.;
April 29-Board Meeting, 1 p.m.;
April 30-Business meeting
followed by social, 1:30 p.m.
Pictured here at the meeting are left to right. Rabbi Jacob Luski, AlaA
Katchen, and Lou Rosen
A Clear and Present Danger
Mr. Alan Katchen, assistant
director of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, was the
guest speaker at Congregation
B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg. His
topic was "A Clear and Present
Danger: The Resurgence of Anti-
My Son, the Indian Chief
The Great Spirit moves in
mysterious ways, as the Talmud
point out. more or less, and rarely
more so than in the case of Little-
-un Bordeaux, an 8-year-old
Hebrew-school student from
Spokane. Wash., who he should
live and be well lays claim to be
a future chief of the Sioux
Nation. Kven as he studies at
Temple Beth Shalom to take up
the responsibilities of Jewish
manhood, he is preparing to don
the hnarldronn of the great Sioux
warrior Crazy Horse, from whom
he says he is descended on his
father's side. On his mother's
side, he is the offspring of three
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Sunday. March 29, from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel Flea
Market. Park Blvd.. Pinellas
Park. It will be sponsored by
ORT Day and Bramson. For
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generations of Jewish women
who married S: ux Indians but
raised their Children as Jews. His
mother. Armalona. is three-
quarters Sioux and 100 percent
Iladassah. The family believes,
as some of the early American
Indians are the descendants of
the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel,
worshiping the same god in the
guise of the Great Spirit
When Littlesun was born, his
grandfather, th. ite Dallas Chief
Kagle Bordeaux, prophesied that
he would be "the long awaited
successor to Crazy Horse -good
news to everyone except, pos
sibly. the United States Cavalry,
which was massacred at Little
Big Horn by Crazy Horse's
braves in 1876. Before he can
become a chief, though, Littlesun
must prove his worthiness to the
tribal elders. And then he can
face one more vexing problem:
where does a Sioux chief find a
nice Jewish Indian girl to marry?
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Mill Friday, March 27,1981
Did Satmar Hasidic
The Jewish Ftoridian ofPineUas County
bi Yisochur Dov Rokeach, the
Jklzf rebbe, arrived here from
Israel under heavy security
ard because of reported threats
to his life. But a violent street
confrontation between his follow-
ers and members of the rival Sat-
mar Hasidic sect did not
materialize during the reception
held for the rebbe in a public
school auditorium in the heavily
Orthodox Boro Park section of
Rokeach, 33, the only surviv-
ing descendant of the founder of
the movement in Belz, Russia,
j 200 years ago, will spend two
[.weeks here visiting schools,
I synagogues and social agencies
[ran by his followers. In a state-
ment read to reporters by an aide,
he said his visit, the first in eight
years, was occasioned by the 30th
anniversary of Belz institutions
in the U.S.
"My prayers are to the Al-
mighty that this convention will
result in the uniting of all groups
of Torah Orthodox Judaism," he
Rokeach, alledgedly from mem-
bers of the Satmar movement,
were responsible for the most
extensive security precautions
taken for any foreign visitor in
recent years. The rebbe and his
entourage were met at Kennedy
Airport by bullet-proof limou
sines assigned by Mayor Edward
Koch to whisk them to Boro Park
with a police motorcycle escort.
Police barriers were in place in
streets near the private home
where the rebbe is staying and
the city's blue and-white police'
cars were conspicuous all over the
More than 300 police have
surrounded the public school
where the rebbe appeared. Earl-
ier, the building had been
searched by the bomb squad. The
reason was the extreme bitter-
ness between the Belzer and Sat-
mar Hasidim who differ not only
on points of theology but in then-
attitude toward Israel.
THE BELZER support the
Israeli government and receive
subventions from it for then-
institutions in Israel. They are
Zionists but insist that Israel
must become a "religious state."
The Satmar also have a commu-
nity in Israel but refuse to recog-
nize the government or accept
support from it. They are anti-
Zionist and contend that there
can be no legitimate Jewish state
until the advent of the Messiah.
Some 600 Satmar followers
surrounded a Belzer synagogue
in the Williamsburg section of
Brooklyn for three hours, pelting
it with rocks, bottles and curses
until police forced them to dis-
perse and extricated some 75 Bel-
zer worshippers inside. There
were no injuries or arrests.
Anonymous telephone calls to
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
and other news media over the
weekend claimed that the Belzer
reebe might be "hit" by criminal
elements alledgedly engaged by
the Satmar. Hebrew and Yiddish
graffitti heaping scorn on the
Belzer rebe appeared on walls and
pavements in Williamsburg.
the rebbe were distributed in the
diamond trade district in mid-
town Manhattan where many
Hasidim are employed.
The City Administration took
the threats seriously. Security
'arrangements were planned last
week at the behest of the Belzer
community leaders who met with
Koch and Police Commissioner
Robert McGuire at Grade
Mansion. Koch reportedly issued
a stern warning to Satmar lea-
ders to control their followers.
The Mayor's office later denied
But Rabbi Leiblisch Lewko-
vitz, president of the Inter-
national Satmar community,
issued a statement saying that
"Despite our philosophical differ-
ences we believe it is everyone's
right to visit our city in a peace-
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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday. March
27. 1981
Herschel Blumberg Elected to 2nd Term
NEW YORK Herschel W.
Blumberg of Washington. D.C.
has been unanimously reelected
National Chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal and will lead the
1981 nationwide fundraising
campaign. The "action by the
UJA Board of Trustees" was
announced here today by Irwin S
Field. President of the Board.
Blumberg. now chairman of
the record 1981 peacetime
campaign, reported that in-
tensive advance planning for
1982 by UJA national leadership
and professional staff has been
under way for several months, in
consultation with community
campaign leadership. A com-
prehensive program and calendar
Herschel W. Blumberg
for the forthcoming campaign is
in the final stages of formulation
and will be presented at a
National Leadership Conference
in Lashington. May 14-17.
"World events indicate we are
entering an era in which the
relationship between the Jews of
\merica and the people of Israel
will take on ever greater
significance." he stated. "Our
1981 campaign will be decisive in
meeting the extraordinary- chal-
lenges we will face together in the
The UJA National Chairman
cited increasing economic and
political pressures on Israel's
people, the growing denial of the
Congregations, Organizations Events
Community Seder
The Annual Passover Com-
munity Seder will be held on
Sunday. April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The Seder ceremonies will be
conducted by Rabbi Peter J.
Mehler and the traditional
complete Passover meal will be
prepared and served by Jay and
Gladys Fishman. Reservations
are now being accepted at $15 per
person. For additional inform-
ation, call 531-1418.
Reservations are now being
taken for the Seder service to be
held on the first, night of
Passover. Saturday. April 18th.
The service will include a
festive, traditional.^ Kosher
dinner. Attending guests will
participate in the reading and
chanting of the Haggadah, the
story of the Exodus from Egypt
over 3.000 years ago. Rabbi
Sidney I. Lubin will lead in the
chanting and will comment on
the story.
Donation of $14 per person,
$10 per child, should accompany
reservations addressed to
Congregation Beth Sholom. 1844
- 54th St.. South, Gulfport,
33707. Because of limited
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servations be made promptly.
For further information, call the
Synagogue morning--. 32] 3380:
at other times call 381-8457 or
Gulfport, Donor Luncheon
The Sisterhood of
Congregation Beth Sholom.
(iulfport. will hold its annual
donor luncheon at the Wine Cel-
lar Restaurant, on Tuesday,
April 14, at 11:30 a.m. There will
be a gourmet luncheon, musical
entertainment, door prizes, and
the crowning of the Donor Queen.
All are invited to attend. For
information and reservations, call
392-1507 or 381-0840 before April
7. Helen Vitt is the President of
Mena Club
The Mens Club of Beth
Sholom, Gulfport will have Ms.
Jo Golson as the guest speaker at
their monthly breakfast, to be
held on Sunday, April 5 at 10
a.m. at the synagogue. Ms.
Golson is Director of the Child
Abuse program, Pinellas Asso-
ciation for the Prevention of
Child Abuse.
Services will be conducted by
Rabbi Lubin at 9:30 a.m. with
the program following. The
donation is $2 and guests are
welcome. Please call Sam Vogel,
President of the Mens Club for
reservations at 345-8750.
The synagogue is at 1844 54th
St .S, Gulfport.
Library Dedication
The Maurice and EUy Hirsty
Library dedication will take place
on Sunday, April 12, at 10 a.m. in
the Sanctuary. Rabbi Henry
Michelman, Assistant to the
Chancellor of the Jewish Theolo-
gical Seminary of America, will
give the address. In addition,
greetings will be extended by
U.S. Congressman Bill Young
and Clearwater Mayor Charles
This event is open to the
public, and all are welcome to
SiHterhood Bazaar
The Sisterhood of Congre-
gation Beth Shalom will be
sponsoring a spring bazaar on
Sunday, May 3, from 9 am to 5
p.m. Arts and crafts tables will
be available for rental to out-
siders for $10 and to Shul
members for $7.50.
Furniture, appliances and bric-
broc will be the major items for
sale, and refreshments will
consist of coffee, cake and bak '
goods. Make your plans early t<
participate and attend this
annual event.
Book Review
Cantor Moshe Meirovich will
conduct his Adult Education
class at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 15, 1981. The topic for dis-
cussion will be reviewing the
book "Guide to Jewish Religious
Practice" by Rabbi Issac Klein.
Shalom Group
The next meeting of the
Shalom Group of Hadassah will
be on April 8, at the Jewish
Community Center. 8167 Elbow
La. N.. St. Petersburg at 12:30
p.m. Louise Kessler will be the
speaker. "The Old Community
Neighborhood." by Avery
Corman will be the subject of a
Book Review. Refreshments will
be served.
Golda Meir Group
The next regular meeting of
the Golda Meir Group of
Hadassah will be held on
Wednesday. April 8, at the St.
Petersburg Beach City Hall,
Upham Room. 7701 Boca Ceiga
Refreshments will be served at
12:00 and the meeting will follow.
A playlet. Close Encounters, will
be presented by members of the
Holocaust, the rise of neo-Nazism
and the reemergence of world-
wide anti-Semitism as critical
factors in 1982.
Against this background of
pressures." he declared, "it
becomes more essential than ever
that our annual campaigns
decisively end the pattern which
prevailed in the 70's, of relatively
minor increases in pledge totals
and cash income. While con-
tinuing to build communal
strength here at home in this
decade, we must provide our full
share of the cost of our vital
human-support programs in
I srael and elsewhere overseas.
All new directions in UJA
campaign planning, structure
and operations begun this year,
Blumberg indicated, will br
continued and reintorced for the
next campaign. The UJA
National Chairman played a
leading role in developing a new
approach to campaign planning
for 1981 through the activation of
a joint UJA-CJF Task Force. He
also introduced a number of
major operational innovations,
including adjusting and
upgrading the traditional
campaign calendar, scheduling
major events earlier and ending
minimum gift levels for key fund-
raising meetings and overseas
These steps have resulted in
the fastest campaign start in any
peacetime year, with increased
giving sustained at a higher level
than ever before at this stage of
campaigning. Pledges for 1981,
now total $269 million, showing
an 18 percent gain over the
previous year's results, card-for-
Among the highlight achieve-
ments of the 1981 campaign to
date under Olember's leadership:
a Prime Minister's Mission which
produced the highest level of per
capita giving in its 13-year his-
tory: a President's Mission
involving the largest number of
$10,000 and over contributors
ever brought to Israel on a mis
sion; and the highly successful
January 18 National Super
Sunday of community call-ins
developed by Blumberg and his
Washington colleague Jerome J
Dick from their own community's
model teleathons. Results nf later
community Super Sundays are
expected to create final totals for
this unprecedented mass appeal
of more than 25,000 volunteers
realizing close to 20,000 gifts
worth a projected $20 million.
Blumberg has also encouraged
the continued decentralization of
UJA operations by upgrading
and expanding its regional
structure and by increasing the
campaign involvement of
regional leaders. In addition, he
has restructed UJA's national
leadership committees and in-
creased community and regional
representation on the National
Campaign Policy Board.
A native of Baltimore and a
graduate of Georgetown
University. Blumberg began his
service as a national leader in
1963 when he was a founding
member of the UJA Young
Leadership Cabinet. After
1 lyears of service on the UJA
Executive Committee and the
UJA National Campaign
Cabinet. Mr. Blumberg was
appointed a National Vice
Chairman in 1977. He is a
member on the Jewish Agency
Executive and serves on the
Boards of the United Israel
Appeal and the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee,
the UJA's constituent agencies.
Long active in the United
Jewish Appeal Federation of
Greater Washington, he was
President for three years, and
earlier served as General
Chairman, General Co-Chairman,
Vice President of the Washington
Jewish Foundation, President of
B'nai Israel Synagogue,
Treasurer on the Prince Ueorges
County Cancer Society and a
memlKT of the Board of the
Chamber of Commerce and
Economk- Development Com-
mission of Prince Georges
I Have a heart

Friday, March 27,1981
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The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County
Friday, March 27,]
NatchHe's Jewish, Too
NBC Defends Mideast News Coverage
Television news report-
ing came under sharp
attack from some members
of the Long Island Board of
Rabbis last week when
senior NBC News executive
producer Lester Crystal
addressed the group about
a Jewish reporter's ob-
jectivity in covering Israeli
"I can't trust the media
with any reporting from the
Middle East because of
their subliminal biases,"
said one rabbi flatly.
This report is reproduced
with the permission of the
'Jewish World,' where it
appeared in the Mar. 13-19
Another rabbi took television
news to task for stressing the
establishment of new settlements
on the West Bank and paying too
little attention to the fact that
the Israelis dismantled the
settlements in the Sinai.
STILL A THIRD bitterly
attached NBC News in particular
for "zeroing in on a little child
and an old woman" who had been
left homeless by an Israeli air
attack into Lebanon. He said
that kind of reporting "eaves the
impression that the Israelis are
really the barbarians."
Crystal, 46, who is now in
charge of political coverage and
special programs for the network,
first visited Israel in 1972 and
produced a special on the Middle
East in 1975 entitled, "Rabin and
Sadat Peace or War?" He was
quick to defend his network's
coverage and pointed out that
since Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat opened a dialogue with
Israel, access to some of the Arab
countries has been greatly in-
creased. As a result, he said, the
Arab side is for the first time
being presented on American
He admitted during the meet-
ing at Adelphi University in
Garden City that there have been
NBC reports showing the injuries
and devastation left after an
Israeli raid. But he insisted that
each time such a story was aired
there has been mention of "why it
(the raid) was done."
"WHY NOT show the Israeli
side, too?" he was asked.
"It is shown," he replied. "You
tend to forget about it. And what
should we do regarding those
women and children (in Lebanon)
who are affected?"
"It's a fact of war," he was
told. "You don't have to dwell on
In addressing the question of
the Israeli settlements. Crystal
said that NBC did show the dis-
mantling of the Sinai settlements
but that it did not have "too
much impact because there was
no conflict. But because there is
conflict about the settlements on
the West Bank a lot more at-
tention is paid to it."
Crystal said that because his
"journalistic training is so
strong" he has "never found it
difficult to separate my religious
feelings from how we should
covers story."
"I GREW up in a fairly ob-
servant family" in Duluth,
Minn.. Crystal recalled. "I have
always felt that I have been able
to draw the line and not let my
personal feelings affect my
Besides, he noted, "It is a
myth that there is dictatorial
policy from the guy at the top.
White it is the executive producer
who has the last word, it is very
much a group operation. There is
a lot of give and take in terms of
how a story will be treated and
the story goes through a half-
dozen different hands before it
gets on the air. It would be very
difficult to force a point of view
right or wrong into a
In terms of Middle East
stories, Crystal said that his own
visits to the area have given him
some knowledge of the countries
and that he occasionally has an
"opportunity to provide some in-
sights and guidance" on some of
the stories from there. He said he
has never been accused of not
understanding the other side just
because he is Jewish. As a matter
of fact, Crystal said that because
he is Jewish he has gone out of
his way to make sure that the
other side of the story
adequately covered.
THE FACT that Sadat has
now helped to open some of the
Arab nations to American
television has made the Israelis
"uncomfortable. They had had
the platform all alone for years.
In dealing with Israeli officials, I
have had to explain to them that
Kosher Kitchen
Passover begins on April 19. Here is a delicious recipe for a
stuffing that can also be used for stuffing breast of veal or
poultry. Why not try it for the first Seder on Saturday night.
1'-1 cups onions sliced thin
Vi lb. fresh mushrooms sliced
*/* cup margarine, pareve
4 T. onion soup mix hi l'/i cups boiling water
1 lb matzo farfel
1 3 oz. pkg. potato pancake mix
5 eggs
3 cups cold water
1 tap- salt i
' i tsp. white pepper
1' i tap. paprika
Brown the onions and mushrooms in margarine. Cool and
add soup mix and hot water.
Separately, blend farfel and pancake mix. In a large bowl,
beat the eggs, water, seasonings, and any other seasoning
desired. Add all previously prepared ingredients. Mixture
should be loose, like potato pancake mix.
Pour into a 11x16x2 in. pan which has been m eased with 1
T. oil and dusted with matzo meal. Sprinkle with paprika and
bake at 360 degrees for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes ana cut into
serving pieces. Note May be frozen.
there has to be equal treatment
and that they are not going to
have the floor to themselves."
American television news "can
do quite a lot with Egypt''
Crystal said. He said that there is
a degree of success with Jordan
and until recently with Lebanon.
But it is totally locked out of
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Syria.
In discussing his production of
the 1975 NBC program on the
Middle East, Crystal said it was
to be the first time in which the
heads of government in Israel
and Egypt appeared on the same
program together, even though
both were to be interviewed
separately. He said that although
the interview with Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzihak Rabin was
filmed without any difficulty,
there was a question about the
interview with Sadat. Not until
NBC reporter John Chancellor
threatened to leave Egypt and
scrap the show did Sadat agree to
the interview. Crystal said.
though he is Jewish he had no
problem with Egyptian customs
or with meeting any Egyptian
officials during his negotiations
with Egyptian authorities
regarding the interview. And
Crystal confessed that he "did
not feel inhibited by my
That program, he noted, was a
forerunner to the "amazing inter-
views between Sadat and Begin"
on American television. Crystal
said he believes that there was
"virtual diplomacy" conducted
on the airwaves'' and that it may
have hurt the diplomatic process
because there was too much of it.
Crystal noted that NBC once
had a Jewish bureau chief in
Israel and that the Israeli
Government did not treat him
any differently, once having him
detained because his news crew
photographed an area of the
West Bank that was off-limits.
And he said the bureau chief
did not find that he was placed
under any undue pressure
because of his religion.
Reagan Administration has
pushed the Middle East onto the
back burner to await the outcome
of the Israeli elections this
"But late in the year it will be
in the forefront and it will be one
of the first serious foreign policy
tests the Reagan Administration
will have." Crystal said. He
speculated that the big issue
would be over the sale of bomb
racks and other military hard-
ware to Saudi Arabia for its
American F- 1ft fighter planes.
Asked whether he believes the
presence of television cameras
makes an event out of a non-
event. Crystal said he believes
this happens less today than in
the past. He pointed out that his
crews are instructed never to
stage an event and not to "cause
attention to be drawn to
themselves. We will also not put
something on the air if we believe
that it was staged for television." i
"Television does not have a
megaphone effect good or
bad. Crystal added. "And when
we put something on the air, we
make every attempt not to
exaggerate what happened.
Excesses are brought about by
competition. If one station has
something good, there is a
tendency to give it more at-
tention than it normally
deserves. And that applies to
local television news more than
network news."
l indMy Silvermw
NBC News Executive Producer Lester Crystal
Report Poland, Church
Oppose Anti-Semitism
The recent anti-Semitic
incidents in Poland were a
minor manifestation by
former anti-Communist
underground forces dating
from World War II, ac-
cording to Stefan Grayek,
chairman of the World
Federation of Jewish
Fighters and Partisans,
who just returned from a
visit to Poland and Czecho-
Grayek. sometimes described
as Israel's "unofficial am-
bassador" to Poland in the
absence of diplomatic relations,
said the anti-Semitic demon-
strations were opposed by the
government and denounced by
the Catholic Church and the
Solidarity free trade union
WHILE in Poland, he held
talks with government leaders
and said he anticipates a renewal
of trade relations between Poland
and Israel. Grayek, the former
hero of the Warsaw ghetto
uprising, laid special stress on his
talks with Gen. Mieczyflaw
Moczar who was interior Minister
during the 1968 official anti-
Semitic period in Poland and
responsible for issuing anti-
Jewish pamphlets at the time.
has since returned to u
Politburo and is expected to I
the next President of Poland.
Grayek said Moczar told
he regretted his anti-l
policy in the past and has i
statements and published artidal
praising the part played by Jm|
in the wartime underground I
Jewish contributions to Poland'i|
economy in the past.
A delegation of Polish Jt
and non-Jews from the forms!
partisan organization Mocarl
now heads will visit Israel in tw|
GRAYEK SAID that betw|
7.000 and 8.000 Jews remain
Poland, most of them eh
people living on state pensio
Some Jews hold minor posts i
the government and there are I
number of Jewish authors
journalists at work, he
Before going to Poland, Grayi
attended a meeting of the Inur-I
national Auschwitz Committeei|
Marienbad. Czechoslovakia.
He said that arrangen
were now being made for
resumption of activities of m
Joint Distribution Committee r
Polan 1 and Czechoslovak*
Some 6,000 Czech Jews j
registered as such in Czechowl
vakia and an estimated 10JJ
others have not register
themselves as Jews.
Chatter Box
Serlma GersUos daughters came from both coeatf-
Californk and Massachusetts, to hostess a terrific party lor
their Moms special birthday. Husband Dr. John was beaming as
were the lucky guests, <~*vt the BUI FreessaBS, AJsi
Solomons. Loa Bergs, and Herman Marches. In her flowing*
chiffon gown, Salma might have bean mistaken for a brw
........Ama aad Murray Kahaaa are thrilled about the
arrival of their new twin grandsons. Proud parents are th tm*
Kahanas. Mazel Tov to them all......Am VmN[?
Mickey Korman enjoyed playing with their new grandson who"
visiting with his parents from New York......~*r"
Newmark aad Debbie RoeawaUr will be pending their Spring
vacation from school touring Washington, DC------Wa,c0T.
Irwin Halpera, a new arrival to the Suncoaat. This ffWg*
in his early 20a, has a position as assistant administrator st
Blake Memorial Hospital. Bet the gala will be lining up wbsn tne
newi gets out------If you hear a rich Scottish brogue^youWf
have run
settle in
into their 1
good luck to them
into Leonard Factor, newly arrived from Scotknd JJ
the Sun Belt.....See aasl Gary Oakex havt"^
r beautiful new horns. Ws hear its really "P*"*1 U,u,

TMarch 27. 1981
________The Jewish Floridian ofPinel!as7!ounty
Camp Kadima 1981
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Wt. All Caaa raee ba Paid la fall by Jua.
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Friday, March 27, ltttT

Prosecution of Nazis Made Easier
special joint committee of both
houses of the Canadian
Parliament drafting a national
constitution has accepted a
recommendation by the Canadian
Jewish Congress (CJC) that
would facilitate the prosecution
of Nazi war criminals living in
Canada. The CJC also had input
on other matters covered in the
constitution which is to be pre-
sented to the full Parliament for
ratification, although not all of
its recommendations were
The war crimes clause would
prevent a war criminal from
claiming immunity if the acts
charged were not crimes at the
tune and place where they were
com mi ted
Jewish Singlesj
The Jewish Singles Plus Forty
will hold a cookout on April 12 at
Freedon Lake Park, Lake en-
trance at 49 St. and 101 Ave.,
Pinellas Park. Reservations are
required. Call 577-3105 or 866-
THE CJC recommendation,
invoking, the United States
International Covenant, permits
prosecution of a war criminal bj
stating that "any person charged
with an offense has the right not
to be found guilty on account of
any act or omission unless at the
time of the act or omission it con-
stituted an offense under
Canadian or international law or
was criminal according to general
principles of law recognized by
the community of nations."
The joint commitee rejected a
CJC proposal that reflected fear
that total freedom of speech
might countenance hate
propaganda. It accepted a
suggestion by the CJC and many
other groups guaranteeing rights
and freedoms subject only to
such reasonable limits prescribed
by law as can be domonstrably
justified in a free and democratic
The drafters basically followed
the legal rights clause recom-
mended by Profs. Maxwell Cohen
and Irwin Cotler, representing
the CJC, which secured every
person's right against "un-
reasonable search and seizure"
and arbitrary detention or im-
prisonment. \
Community Calendar

Sunday, March 29
Congregation Beth Shalom, CleorwaterAnnual Congregation
Meeting JWV, St. Petersburg, Meeting 8:30 a.m.
Momhy, Mart* If
JCC Senior Friendship Club Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulf-
port Hebrew Class 10 a. m. Golda Meir Friendship Club, Golda
Meir Center 1 -4 p.m.
rVtdntidoy, April 1
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater Board Meeting 8 p.m.
'Sisterhood Congregation Beth Chai Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Sisterhood Temple Beth El Luncheon Meeting Brotherhood,
Temple Beth El Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Hodassah, Clear-
water-Safety Harbor Board Meeting 9:30 a.m. Hadassah, St.
Petersburg Board Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Interfaith Friendship
Club Beth Chai 1:30 p.m. Suncoast Jewish Community Club
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, 1-4p.m.
Tkarsaay, April 2
JCC Senior Friendship Club Meeting, 1 p.m. Temple Beth El
TorahClub, 10-12:15 Sisterhood, Congregation B'nai Israel St
Petersburg All Day Trip NCJW Suncoast Board Meeting, 9:45
a.m. Friendship Club, Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater
Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Apr! 3
ORT Evening Chapter Bahama Trip
S*t*r4ay, April 4
Pacesetters, Congregation Beth Chai, 7:30 p.m.
Smdmy, Aprils
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater Cantorial, 8 p.m.
Maaaajr, Aara" 6
JCC Senior Friendship Club Meeting, 1 p.m. Congregation
Beth Sholom, Gulfport Hebrew Clou, 10 a.m. Congregation
Beth Sholom, Gulfport Board Meeting, 7:30 West Wind ORT
Board Meeting, 1 p.m. Golda Meir Friendship Club, Golda
Meir Center, 1-4 p.m.
Sisterhood, Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater Board
Meeting, 9:15 Sisterhood, Congregation B'noi Israel, St
Petersburg Meeting, 12:30 Evening Chapter ORT Board
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Afternoon ORT Board Meeting, 10 a.m. .
Waaaaaaay, April $
Suncoast Jewish Community Club, Beth Shalom, Clearwater 1-4
p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater Board Meeting, 8
p.m. Aliyah Hadassah Board Meeting, 10 a.m. JMV, St.
Petersburg Meeting, 8 p.m. Golda Meir Hadassah Meeting
12:30 p.m. Aviva Hadassah Meeting, 8 p.m. Sholom
Hadassah, Board Meeting, 10:30, regular Meeting Afternoon
NCJW Board Meeting, 10a.m.
Taaraaay, April 9
JCC Drug Program, 7:30 p.m. JCC Senior Friendship Club
Meeting, 1 p.m. Temple Beth El Torch Class, 10-12:15
Interfaith Friendship Club, Temple B'noi Israel, Clearwater 1:30
Fridty, April 10
BBYON, Florida Council Spring Convention. \
lataraay, April II
Symphony Dunedin.

Russell Guest Speaker
Jamie Risa Bressman
Jamie Risa Bressman, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Bressman, will be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, April 4 at Congre-
gation Beth Chai, Seminole.
Jamie is a student in the Beth
Chai Talmud Torah, and attends
the Seminole Middle School,
where she is in the seventh grade,
and an Honor student.
Mr. and Mrs. Bressman will
host the Kiddush following
services in honor of the occasion.
Special guests celebrating with
Jamie will include her Grand-
parents Max and Rae Bressman,
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Bressman,
Anne Berk, and Florence Gluck-
Allyn Sue Goldenfarb
Allyn Sue Goldenfarb,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul
Goldenfarb, will be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on April
4, 1981 at Temple B'nai Israel,
Allyn is a student in Temple
B'nai Israels Religious School,
and attends Kennedy Middle
School, where she has won
numerous awards for scholarship.
She is past president of the
Kennedy Science Club, and is a
third year member of the Belleair
Youth Soccer Club.
Dr. and Mrs. Goldenfarb will
host the Kiddush and Oneg
Shabbat following services in
honor of the occasion. A
reception will be held in the
evening at the Temple.
Celebrating with Allyn will be
family and friends from New
York, Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey,
Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsyl-
vania, and Maryland, as well as
Granny type to help father take
care of his 2 year old ton and
home. Either full time. Ilve-ln or
Monday-Friday tarn til after
Dinner. Call 323-3924 During
the day, or 381-O0M Evenings.
Your Bar /Bat Mitzvah--------'
A day to remember.
What couk) be more important
than being called to the torah?
This one moment binds you
with history and the future.
Remember this day with pic-
tures. Select your
photographer with care. Be
sure he understands and is able
to capture not only the
moments but the feelings of
the day. Then you will have pic!
tures that tell the whole story. I
call Dennis at dna Photo
Studios for complete Infor-
mation. Call 541-6651 TODAY,
tomorrow may be too late.
James T. Russell, State
Attorney, will be the guest
speaker at the JWV Aba Adar
Post 246 Sunday Morning
Breakfast Social on April 12 at
9:30 a.m. The meeting will take
place at the Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow Lane N., St.
Petersburg. The donation is $2
and all proceeds will go to the
Building Fund. The meeting is
open to the public.
Mr. Russell is a native of St.
Petersburg, attended local
schools and graduated from
Stetson College of Law. In ad-
dition to practicing law, he was
elected to the Florida State
Legislature in 1958 where he
served 6 years. He has served a9
a Judge, City Attorney for
Gulfport, and assistant State
Attorney. He was appointed
State Attorney in 1969, and waa
elected to that office in 1970 and
1972. Mr. Russell serves on the
Criminal Justice Advisory Com-
mittee and the Organized Crime
Committee of the State n
Florida. W
Mr. Russell has also been
assigned to numerous investim
tions in other areas of the state
in addition to his duties in til
Sixth Circuit. w
Jewish Day School
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School presented Ralph M
Levey, a generous donor to the
school, with a Certificate of
Honor at a special Seudat Purim
held on Friday, March 20.
The presentation was one of
many activities that were
scheduled for Purim, including a
costume contest, a home made
grogger contest, and the baking
of Hamantaschen. The students
read a specially prepared
adaptation of the megilla at their
regular morning prayer service.
The Jewish Day School is a be-
neficiary agency of the Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Barnett Libbln
You owe It to yourself to have
the beat for your Imchat. I am
available for Weddings, An-
niversaries, Bar'/ Bat Mlt-
Specializing In Jewish and
Contamporary Israeli music for
all happy occasions.
Religious Directory
400 Pasadena Ave. S. Rabbi David
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
Susskind Sabbath
1844 54th St. S. Rabbi Sidney Lobin Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9a.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 Minyan.
8400 125th St. N. Seminole Rabbi Michael I. Charney
Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393-
1325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Rabbi Peter Mehler 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 a.m. 531-5829.
P.O. Box 1096, Dunedin Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m. 734-9428.
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\ Rabbi Joseph P Sternstein, president of the American Zionist Federation, meets with Egypt's
[ President Anwar Sadat earlier this month in Cairo, where Sadat vowed that his primary concern "is
completion of the Camp David process. AZF is the coordinating agency of 16 national Zionist mem-
bersnip organizations.
Day of Hunger Strike for Sharansky
The month of March marks the fourth an-
niversary of the arrest of Anatoly Sharansky, a
Soviet Jew who was a member of the Helsinki
Pact Monitoring Committee and a refusenik who
wanted to live as a Jew in Israel. For these
'crimes," he was sentenced to 13 years in a Soviet
| prison.
To protest his arrest and imprisonment, the
South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry is
sponsoring a one-day hunger strike on Thursday,
March 19. Participants are asked to show their
solidarity by wearing a badge stating, "I am on a
hunger strike for Sharansky." Badges are
available at 576-4000, extension 291.
"Man in Search of God" is the theme of this
I year's celebration of International Men's Club
Sabbath, sponsored by the National Federation of
Jewish Men's Clubs and its 400 affiliated men's
groups. The observance will take place April 3
I and 4.
The National Federation's affiliated clubs,
I encompassing some 40,000 members, are located
throughout the United States and Canada, and
the organization maintains close relationship with
the members of the Conservative movement and
with men's groups in South America, England,
Israel, and Europe.
As in every year. Men's Club Sabbath is
scheduled to take place on Shabbat HaChodesh,
| two weeks before Passover.
With concern for the fact that "one in ten teen-
I age girls in the United States becomes pregnant,
placing in jeopardy her life as well as the life of
I the infant," the B'nai B'rith Women Executive
Board has called upon President Reagan and
Secretary of Health and Human Services Richard
Schweiker to "seriously consider the impact of
proposed budget cuts or abolishment of federally-
funded sex education programs and family
planning clinics."
The 50 Executive Board members, assembled
from across the United States and Canada for
their semi-annual meeting in Washington,
pointed out that the Office for Family Planning
and its Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs
nave been providing federal assistance to 5,100
tamily planning clinics serving about four million
women each year, including teen-agers.
Expressing concern thatn these programs will
be either abolished or severely curtailed through
budget reductions, the women noted that 80
percent of sexually active teens do not use
contraceptives, increasing the danger of veneral
I diseases.
Burton S. Levinson, chairman of the National
""I'wnce on Soviet Jewry, has announced the
appointment of Constance Smukler of the Soviet
Jewry Council of Philadelphia, and Dr. Seymour
;achman, chairman of the Greater New York
,onference on Soviet Jewry, as co-chairpersons
Mr the NCSJ's 1981 Polky Conference in New
I'ork City opening May 31.
1 ^'yinson described the conference as of
[ critical importance" because of "possible shifts
1 *ne Soviet Union," as well as evolving U.S.
"cy towards Moscow."
turning from a tour of ORT's Latin
American program, Joseph Harmatz, director-
eneral of the World ORT Union, said that "there
i increasing desire on the part of South
American Jews to intensify their links with
Judaism and to give a Jewish education to their
He noted a growing movement to provide full-
time Jewish education for children and said that
enrollment in ORT's own schools in Argentina
was nearing the 8,000 mark. In several countries,
including Argentina, ORT is involved in the
provision of technical, creative and Jewish
education at all levels in Jewish day schools.
ORT schools in Latin American countries are
complemented by a growing number of technical
programs, he said, covering farming, industrial
process computers, electronics and mother-and-
child care.
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, in
cooperation with the Government of Poland and
through arrangement with the medical schools in
Poland, will begin a program to provide pediatric
cardiac surgical treatment at the Center in
Browns Mills, N.J., to children living in Poland
requiring that service.
The formal signing of the agreement and an-
nouncement of the inauguration of the program
will take place March 24 at the Warwick in
The program was developed because of the
large number of children in Poland afflicted with
cardiac disorders coupled with a shortage there of
physicians trained in pediatric cardiac surgery.
As part of the program, Polish physicians and
medical personnel will have the opportunity to
observe Deborah's procedures in pediatric cardiac
Fifteen national Jewish organizations are
cooperating in preparing the American Jewish
Community for the eight-hour ABC-TV movie-
epic, Masada, to be telecast the evenings of April
5 through 8.
Masada was a famous fortress on the west
shore of the Dead Sea where Jewish patriots made
their last stand in the war against Rome. The
name of the fortress has since become a symbol of
Jewish heroism that fires the imagination of the
Jewish people.
Through the inter-agency effort, educational
guides have been prepared to take advantage of
the educational opportunities that the drama
offers. The effort was coordinated by JWB, the
American Association of Jewish Education,
American Zionist Youth Foundation, and Jewish
National Fund.
"The Reagan administration's proposal to
consolidate education funds into two block
grants, one for local education agencies and one
for state education agencies, will hurt yeshivos
and other non-public schools," is the conclusion of
a study of the budget recommendations of the
Iteagan administration by the Office of Govern-
ment and Public Affair of Agudath Israel of
America, directed by Rabbi Menachem Lubinsky.
According to the study, "the return to the
block grant system poses the danger of reverting
back to the days when states and local education
agencies would not mandate a fair share of
education funds to the non-public schools."
Arabs Squabble Over Human Rights
At UNations Commission Meeting
GENEVA The Syrian and Jordanian delegates to
the United Nations Human Rights Commission each
accused the other's country of human rights violations in
a fierce verbal battle of charges, counter-charges and
invective which culminated with each country introducing
a resolution condemning the other. The Iraqi delegate
joined the fray in support of Jordan. The Israeli dele-
gation could be forgiven for watching with some amuse-
ment and gratification as the facade of Arab unity was
reduced to rubble.
Apparently forgetting that Israel was the common
foe, the intra-Arab warfare broke out when the Jordanian
delegation circulated an official complaint that Syria was
violating human rights of her citizens and that 500
Moslem brethren imprisoned in Palmira had been
savagely massacred last June by the Syrian Battalion of
BONN The Stockholm-based Raoul Wallenberg
Association has called on President Reagan to help free
the man who, on the request of President Roosevelt, was
sent to Budapest in 1944 to save Jews from the Nazi
invaders. In a letter addressed to the White House this
week, the Association said, referring to Wallenberg:
"He saved 100,000 and was captured by the Soviets
in January, 1945. Although the Soviets claimed Raoul
died in 1947, he is still languishing in Gulag. According to
recent information, his state of health is alarming, so
please use your power and make him a main issue in deals
with the Soviet Union." If Wallenberg is alive, he would
be 68 years old.
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