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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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wJems/i ficric/ian
Off Pinellas County
Volume 2 Number 20
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, September 25,1981
Price lOCenta
One people indivisiBle
happy new yeaR Shana tova
To Our Wonderful Jewish Community
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County-Reva Kent, President


TheJewiak JZi'J
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Know Your Legislators
Senator Paula Hawkins
Friday, September 2fi !<,
(This begins a series on our
Florida Legislators. This in-
formation is published as a serv-
ice by Gordon Saskin, M.O.
chairman, of the Community
Relations Committee.)
Paula Hawkins is one of the 16
Ireshman Republicans elected to
llie U.S. Senate. Hawkins is t
lonservative. She aims to take
ilie lead in the Administration's
iuult on alleged abuses in
medical benefit programs, fraud
ir. loud stamp distribution and
o\ expending in CETA.
Senator Hawkins is on the
Agriculture. Nutrition and
Forestry Committee, the Labor
and Human Resources Com
iniilee. and the Joint Economic
Mrs. Hawkins has visited Is-
rael, and is counted among its
supporters. She is one of the 55
senators who signed the Pack-
wood-Jackson letter of June 17,
which asked the President not tc
send the sale to the Saudis of the
Flo enhancements and AW ACS
lo the Congress.
Female senators are still a ran-1
ly. There have only been 15 since
I9B2. Almost all have got to
Capitol Hill by appointment or
special elections to serve out un-
expired terms, often as widows or
through family connections.
1'aula Hawkins is the only wom-
an without a political family
i onnection to reach the Senate in
a regular election.
Although she has not had time
lo carve out a path for herself in
he Senate, she has shown herself
-o be quite forceful. She recently
arranged a working lunch with
>.nator Kennedy to discuss
lulure hearings on the National
Cancer Institute and the Depart
ieni of Education before a labor
'ocommittee she chairs. When a
Pinellas Jewish
Historical Society to
Be Formed
Plans are being formulated to
stablish a Pinellas Jewish His-
torical Society, according to
loldie Schuster of St. Peters
jurg. The purpose of the society
s to learn about our own "roots."
>y researching various topics of
nterest Membership will be
open to all, and the meeting dates
will be determined at the first or-
ganizational fst-together Mem-
bership will be offered in the
National JHS and the Southern
Interested parties please call
Mrs. Schuster at S67-3225 or
write to her at 412-73rd Ave St.
Petersburg Beach. FL 33706.
Harry Weiss
Senior Citizens
At the invitation of Hooey
Rome. Director of the Senior Cit-
izens Congregate Dining Site in
Clearwater. Harry Weiss. Pro-
gram Director of the Neighborly
Senior Service Congregate
Dining Site of the Jewish com-
munity Center, St. Petersburg,
entertained the senior citizens.
He related stories of his fishing
axperiences. some of them very
call tales, recited some of his own
poetry, and told some jokes.
4arry was very well received.
uid afterward joined the seniors
or lunch.
Mr. Weiss is also the Senior
Vice-President of the Abe Adar
'oat No. 24b of the Jewish War
Senator Paula Hawkins
Kennedy aide phoned to say that
Kennedy was expecting her in his
office, she answered. "I'm the
chairman. Tell him to come
Both Paula, and her 57-year-
old businessman husband. Gene,
are devout Mormons. The couple
have two daughters and one son.
The Hawkinses have lived in the
Wintei Park area since they
moved to Florida in 1956.
Mrs. Hawkins was born in Salt
Lake City, but reared in Atlanta,
Ga. She attended Utah State
University, but did not receive a
Floridians remember her
battles as the maverick Public
Servke Commissioner who. dur-
ing her tenure from 1973 to 1979,
forced regulated utilities to re-
bale thousands of dollars to ag-
grieved customers burdened by
inadequate telephone and electric
service. She was the member of
the l*SC who opened its sessions
u> the public
In 1979. she left the com-
mission to become Air Florida's
mu' president of consumer af-
fairs. She then became the air-
line's vice president of com-
munity affairs. She resigned in
May of 1979 to run for office.
Mrs. Hawkins believes. "It's a
tremendous advantage to be a
woman in the government. Most
of us slUl stay in touch with
reality. I buy groceries at mid-
Mrs. Hawkins' Washington
address is: Russell Building
Washington, D.C. 20510.
Federation Koved Fund
Rescues Jews From
All Walks of Life
Iris Lee, psychiatric social
worker at Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, applauded the
efforts of the Jewish Federation
in creating and expanding the
Koved Fund. The newly created
Federation Koved Fund is sup-
ported by invididuals wishing to
honor others through a donation.
In the past few months alone
families which include infants
and teenagers were assisted with
emergency funds necessary to
prevent loss of their home or
apartment. Jewish adults,
elderly and children have been
provided with funds during a
medical crisis. Among tragic cir-
cumstances, include individuals
fighting cancer, mental illness
and limb amputation.
The fund has also assisted
disoriented and indigent Jewish
elderly who have temporarily
located in the Pinellas County
area. Many of these individuals
are literally without food or
Recently Jackie Jacobs was
! ** tfM
Jackie Jacobs
appointed chairwoman of the
Koved Fund. She stressed that
the emergency funds are
provided in a prefessional and
very confidential manner. She
stated also that a gift of any size
to the fund is very much needed
to assist others in trouble while
employing a vehicle to honor
someone special.
Kosher Kitchen
It has become a custom to serve something sweet for the
New Year. Taigiach is a traditional dessert. It is very sweet and
very good, and signifies a Sweet year" ahead.
212 cups sifted flour
W tap. salt
1 tap. baking powder
4 eggs
4 tblsp. salad oil
1 lb. dark honey
' cup brown sugar
1 tap. powdered ginger
11 tap. nutmeg
2 cups filberts, or any nuts except peanuts
' i cup candied cherries (optional)
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well
in the center, and drop the oil and eggs into it. Work into the
flour, and mix until a dough is formed Break off pieces of
dough, and roll into pencil-thick strips. Cut into >/i inch pieces
and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degrees
oven for 20 minutes or until browned. Shake pan once or twice.
Cook honey, brown sugar, ginger, and nutmeg for 15
DrP D,lked dough into it and cook for 5 minutes
Add the nuts and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Test the
mature by dropping a little on a wet surface; if it holds together
its done; if not cook until it does. Turn out onto a wet board and
let cool until easy enough to handle Shape into 3 inch balk be-
tween moistened hands Decorate with the candied cherries
Makes about 36.
Rosh H ash an ah Message
From Council of
Jewish Federations
President Council of
Jewish Federations
NEW YORK, Each year our
High Holy Days are a time for
solemn reflection, self-searching
and prayer. We turn to the time-
less riches of our Jewish heritage
to judge ourselves as individuals
and as a community.
The challenges facing us in the
year 5742 intensify our need for
guidance and renewal. The needs
of our society's most vulnerable
members the aging, the poor,
the infirm, children continue
to grow. Yet the level of public
funding for programs of human
compassion and social responsi-
bility may be reduced.
Abroad, a new wave of
terrorist attacks against Israel
has brought more bloodshed and
the loss of innocent lives. The
flow of Jewish immigration from
the Soviet Union has declined
under the impact of repressive
policiea. Anti-Semitism seems to
be gaming in many countries.
Yet the message of our Days of
Aweia. not discouragement, but
hope. We emerge with a renewed
sense of our Jewish commitment
and faith in the strength of our
people. Our focal Jewish com-
munities in the United States and
Canada have never been
stronger, more cohensive, surer
in purpose. Our unity as t
national community has never
been more of a reality. Our
support for Israel and Jews
around the world has never been
more forceful.
We go forth from these days of
reflection with a new vision of the
ideals to which we are committed.
Working together, we will make
5742 a landmark year in the his-
tory of the Jewish people.
St. Louis to Host
General Assembly
NEW YORK Two hundred
Jewish Federations in the United
States and Canada will begin
celebrating the 50th Anniversary
of their national association
the Council of Jewish Fed-
erations at the 50th annual
CJF General Assembly.
November 10-15 in St. Louis.
CJF's half-century of service to
local communities reflects the
growth of Federations as a
moving force of contemporary
Jewish life throughout North
A variety of special events are
planned for the 50th General
Assembly, which is expected to
include more than 2,500 partici-
pants. A new video presentation
on the history of the Council and
the Jewish community it serves,
as seen through the eyes of CJF's
Past presidents, will be pre-
miered at the opening Plenary
Session. A musical offering with
narration has been composed to
celebrate the anniversary year.
The theme of "CJF-50" will
run through the more than 100
sessions of the General Assem-
bly, which cover every aspect of
Federation's responsibilities and
concerns. During the coming
year, many Federations in cities
across the U.S. and Canada will
be marking Council's anniversary
with special programs
The Council of Jewish Federa-
tions was established in 1932 to
serve as the association of the
growing number of Jewish
community organizations in
North America. In its first
decade. CJF demonstrated that
an interchange of experiences and
joint action by communities
served to increase fund raising.
raise standards of service, gen-
erate vital new programs and
strengthen the North American
Jewish community as a whole
The Holocaust and the birth of
the State of Israel brought an in-
tensified world focus and aence of
unity to the Jewish people of
North America. Welfare Fund
revenues increased dramatically
and CJF waa instrumental in de-
veloping systems of ac
countability and responsibility
for distributing the funds being
contributed by North American
Jewry for the rescue and rehabili-
tation of the Jewish people over-
Simultaneously, CJF served
the internal needs of Federations
in the post-war years. Assistance
in community planning, local so-
cial services and campaign ex-
panded as Jewish lite in the
United States and Canada
assumed a new cohesion and
sense of purpose.
New services added by CJF re-
flected the growing sophis-
tication of the Federation prin-
ciple in the 1960s and 1970s.
These expanded services included
the areas of endowment fund
development; planning and fi-
nancing of Jewish education;
communications and public rela-
tions; leadership development;
services to college youth and
faculty; Controllers Institute;
Federation-Synagogue relations;
Federation personnel develop-
ment: public social policy: tax
policiea affecting philanthropy;
United Way relations; and Wom-
en's Division.
In 1976. CJF opened a Wash-
ington Action Office to aid local
Federations in securing govern-
ment funding for social welfare
programs In 1978. a Canadian
office and Western Area office in
the United States were estab-
lished to further improve service
to focal communities.
The Council completed its first
half-century with a massive
"CJF Review" process a two
and one-half year study of every
aspect of CJF organization and
operation Recommendations
emanating from the CJF Review
were approved by Federation
delegates at an historic meeting
held in June. 1979. and are
currently being implemented.
Today the Councils 200
constituent Federations embrace
over 95 percent of the Jem"
popuplation of North America
The General Aaeembly has mtM
past 50 years grown to becon*
the major convocation of Jewian
Ufa in North America

P^y, September 26,1961
The^unahfhridianofPinellas Count*
Page 3
We Must Serve Everybody Not Only Those In Need
jol Shrager, a vice-preeident
0f the Jewish Federation of Pin-
jUjj County, and an active mem-
ber of Temple Beth El, recently
brought to light an area of con-
cern in which he feels the commu-
nity is insensitive.
joel, a catalyst in our Jewish
community in creating new pro-
Igrams which enrich the total
[community, has initialed a social
welfare committee through the
Ijemple Beth El's membership,
which could literally save lives.
The need for each community's
Ijocul welfare program was beet
(explained by Joel himself in
[sermonette delivered by him on
ljuly 31 at the Beth El Congrega-
Ition in St. Petersburg. Below is a
ItriDScript of Dr. Shrager's
I have often heard it said that
one are addressed to the
ong people, because they apply
i those who are absent from the
rorahipers in the congregation,
I not to those who are present,
t I am going to say tonight
applies to everyone of us, who is
ere, as well as to those who are
: here. Should you meet abeen-
s, please pass my message on
i them.
We have in our congregation
ver a score of members of Tern-
Beth-El, people in their late
9's, 80s, and early 90s, some of
ose memberships date back to
I time when this temple was on
\rlington Street in St. Peters-
burg. These people pay their dues
jlarly. They have sufficient
ncome to support themselves,
ey are proud and independent
ople, who have always been
bble to pay their own way and to
neet their own obligations. These
embers of ours have no local
elatives and, with the passage of
time, many of their friends have
died. Because of their age, and
the physical disabilities which
pecompany age, they cannot
rive and it is not possible for
[hem to leave their homes. Since
ey an unable to come to temple
worship or to attend social
unctions here, we temple mem-
ers are easily able to forget
them! Recipients of charity, as
rou know, are taken care of by
various public and private
gencies, which have established
Dgrams to care for the needs of
these people. However, because
bur members, thank God, are not
In this group, they do not qualify
lor such programs. They have no
one to turn to regularly for some
egree of advice, companionship.
friendship, or sense of security:
Joel Shrager
they live alone, lonely, forgotten.
They could drop dead and no one
would know or care about it, until
the temple office and the rabbis
would be notified by a stranger of
this fact!
establish a personal relationship
with some temple members, to
telephone at least two once a
week and to visit them once a
month, to let them have your tel-
ephone number, so that they can
contort you in event of emer-
gency, so that they will have
comfort of feeling a security-net
under them.
I have contacted the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service,
and addressed its last board
meeting, July 22, on this prob-
lem. Their board assured me that
they would give to Temple Beth-
El's committee and to our mem-
bers all the professional support
that is needed. Yesterday I met
with Michael Bernstein, execu-
tive director, and with Mrs. Iris
Lee of the Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service. They are prepar-
ing a list of the various services
which will be available to our
aged and inform members
-hi!6 ^Jll8? *** "2 ** a"** toot organization7fhe;
SffjS5irA?H*iJ!S!! -Sso prerxfred to provide
whatever training the members
with no one to visit them, so that
the nursing home administrators
and attendants should know that
somebody is interested, and
somebody is "throwing an eye"
on how our temple members and
friends are being treated!
Through the years Sophie and
Harry Shapiro, and Miriam and I
have done our best to visit these
people, but alone we cannot now
cope with ever-growing numbers.
In desperation Miriam and I met
with the Rabbi and the President
of Temple Beth-El, Sol Mark-
man, to see what could be done.
Sol Markman made a plea in the
Temple Beth-El scroll of May 22.
1981 for volunteers to help cor
reel this situation. Out of our
entire temple membership only
one person responded to this
plea, Alfred J. Lewis.
This congregation and its
members are, however, fortunate
that he answered this plea and, as
a compassionate, responsible vol-
unteer, agreed to act as chairman
of a Temple Beth-El committee to
help our aged members. Through
personal solicitations there are
now eight people on this commit-
tee: Alfred and Alice Lewis,
Harry and Sophie Shapiro, Ag-
nes Schlitt, Evelyn Rein, and
Miriam and I.
We must have a minimum of
nine husbands and wives and six
single persons plus as many
more people as we can get to
serve on this committee. We need
your help! We are not asking for
your money. We are asking for
your hearts: we are asking you to
of our committee should have, so
as to serve best the needs of our
need our help, but children as
well. There are Jewish children in
Pinellas County, who come from
one parent families in which the
parent cannot fully cope with all
of the child's needs. These chil-
dren require extra, adult com-
panionship, the affection and un-
derstanding which a grandparent
could provide, since they have no
local grandparents, or other adult
relatives. It is through caring and
love, which substitute grandpar-
ents can give these children, that
we can promote their healthy
growth. Your supporting friend-
ship and affection supplement
the efforts of the parent.
The Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service has set up an adoptive
grandparents' program for people
55 years of age or older to help to
fulfill these needs. This program
does not involve any legal or
financial responsibility for
adoptive granparento. All that is
required of you is that you devote
one morning, or afternoon each
week to a child who truly needs
you. So far, only one couple from
Temple Beth-El is participating
fred Lewis for membership on
Temple Beth-El's committee of
volunteers, and to me for the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Services'
adoptive grandparent program!
I beg you to act in accordance
with the wisdom of the Book of
Proverbs, 3:27:
. "Withhold not good from Him
to whom it is due, when it is in
the power of thy hand to do it."
Shrager, whose concern about
total community concern and our
collective responsibility to each
other, is looking for representa-
tives of other synagogues and of
men's and women's organizations
within Pinellas County to follow
the lead set by Temple Beth-El.
Volunteers are needed to serve in
the community social welfare
committee in. cooperation with
the Jewish Federation and its
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Serv-
ices in coordinating all
organizations in this life saving
service. "If you care enough to
help," said Joel, "call me at 867-
Policy Change
We have been informed by the leaders of the Jewish Agency
for Israel that on the basis of evidence available from a variety
of sources, they have concluded it would be in the best interests
of the Jewish people for the Agency to change its policy on
handling Soviet emigres with Israeli exit visas who decline to go
to Israel. The Agency will discontinue referring Soviet Jewish
emigrants in Vienna to HI AS unless they are destined to join
first-degree relatives.
The definition of first-degree relatives is limited to husband
and wife and parents and children.
This decision was reached after due deliberation and after
confering with the Prime Minister of Israel and the leader of the
opposition party.
It should be noted that from the very onset of Soviet
emigration the authority to make this decision rested in the
hands of the Jewish Agency. It was the Agency which initiated
the practice of handling those persons declining to go to Israel
by turning them over for emigration service to HIAS and to
JDC for support and maintenance.
This new policy became effective on August 19 and the gov-
ernments of Austria and the United States have been duly
The implications tor our communities are not completely
dear at this time and it is our intention to monitor the situation
carefully so that it can receive full consideration at our forth-
coming CJF Board meetings in September in New York.
Carmi Schwartz and I are leav ing for Israel on Sunday. It il
< ur intention to review this whole matter and to report to you
upon our return.
In the meantime, we plan to continue as responsible Jewish
communities to deal with immigrant Jewish families and in-
dividuals in need who come to us for help.
Technion Society Sponsors Dinner Party
On Saturday, August 29, a
very successful dinner party was
held on behalf of the Technion-Is-
rael Institute of Technology. Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Mitlin were the
hosts for the evening. Over 75
guests were told of the crucial
role that Technion plays in the
security of the State of Israel. It
was stressed that the goal of the
Pinellas Chapter is to help
strengthen the Technion through
programs of academic co-
ordination, membership, and fi-
nancial assistance. A film was
shown that demonstrates the
various facilities and disciplines
taught at the Technion.
The success of the evening was
due in large part to the women
who worked so hard on their
committees. They are Beverly
Mitlin, Peggy Kleinmetz, Carol
Samuels, and Mary Wygodski.
Jerrold Posner, assistant director
of the American Technion
Society Southern Region, was the
guest of honor. The Technion
trio, under the direction of
William Israel, provided enter-
tainment, and the dinner and
desserts were prepared by chap-
ter members.
It is hoped that the Pinellas
Suncoast Chapter will experience
a large growth in membership
this year.
Interesting Events
Having completed a successful
summer, The Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles Club has planned a very
exciting a varied schedule of
events for the new year.
Sept. 26 8:30
p.m. Peppertree Condo
Clubhouse, St. Petersburg. Wine
and Cheese Social Music and
good conversation. Meet old
friends and make new ones.
Oct. 6 8 p.m. St. Peters-
burg Jewish Community Center
"Dating and the Jewish Single,"
discussion session on this timely
topic and other problems
associated with the dating game
will be guided by Iris Lee, psy-
chiatric social worker with the
Jewish Family Services.
Oct 18 7:30 p.m. Tampa
Jewish Community Center
Theater Party: The Secret Af-
fair of Mildred Wild" performed
by the Tampa Players. A social
with refreshments will follow
Attendance in the past has
been great. Plan ahead and
spread the word we're
growing every week, so come and
join us. For further information
call:' Steven Tepper 823-4711 or
ElieneHirsch 541-4791.
Left: William Israel, right: guest Jerrold Posner, Assistant Director
of the American Technion Society, Southern Region.
Holiday Deadline Change
Due iu tne ..ouuuy s, cne deadline for the Jewish Floridian for the
October 23rd edition will be October 7th. Please have your press
releases in by that date.
From the
Along with Fall, every year comes a ten-day period that
stirs the Jew to heights of piety, holiness, and spirituality. Rosh
Hashanah marks the beginning of this period and Yom Kippur
its climax. Tradition designates it as "ton days of repentence"
and customarily refers to these days as "days of awe." This
year, Rosh Hashanah begins on Monday evening Sept. 28.
For Jews this is a time of intense moral and spiritual soul-
searching, for, according to Jewish tradition, these days are
believed to be days when God judges man according to his deeds
of the past year and when man must look into his own soul to
judge himself. The prayer reads "this day the world was
created"; Thus. Rosh Hashanah is also the birthday of the
If the world is to exist, if we are not utterly to destroy our-
selves, we must heed the message of individual responsibility.
We must all become personally involved in making a better
world and learn to feel the pain and the hunger of our fellow man
and his struggle for freedom. In a world that is confused and
struggling, a world that lives in fear of self-annihilation, all men
as individuals should heed the message of Rosh Hashanah and
Yom Kippur the message that bids us to become personally
involved in making our society a better place to live.

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Friday, September 25. 1981
Volume 2
Number 20
One People Indivisible
The essential ritual of Rosh Hashana is the
sounding of the shofar. The clarion blasts of the
Shofar sound during this joyous holiday to mark the
start of the year 5742 the 34th year of the State of
Israel in the common era of the world of nations.
This is a time for reflection upon the past and a
look to the future. It is also a time for action. A time
for Jews to remember that, more than ever, "We Are
One," and, more importantly, that we must be "One
People Indivisible."
Divided, our enemies can destroy us and as
the thousands in the communities of Pinellas County
flock to worship services during these High Holy
Days, in greater number than at any other time of
the year, the shofar awakens us from our slumbers
and cries out to us of the challenges that face the
Jewish people worldwide.
The shofar heralds the beginning of the peniten-
tial season from Rosh Hashana to the Day of Atone-
ment, Yom Kippur. During these Days of Awe we
must be aware of those challenges, and join together
in accepting them. So during these days, as we pray
for forgiveness for the wrongs to which we confess,
let us rejoice, too, for a New Year, and note that the
Midrash declares "Happy is the people that know the
sound of the shofar."
May you be inscribed in the book of life for a
good year.
Begin's Eyes Water
As He Greets D.C. Jews
Menachem Begin arrived here for
two days of talks with President
Reagan and was greeted by some
700 members of the Washington
area Jewish community with
declarations of support for Israel
and cries for peace. The
demonstration of welcome was
organized by the Jewish Com-
munity Council of Greater Wash-
ington and included people carry-
ing such signs as "No one Wants
Peace More Than Israel," and
children from the area's day
schools singing songs of peace
such as Aveinu Malkenu and
Avenu Shalom.
When Begin's limousine
arrived at Blair House, where the
Premier stayed, he noticed the
crowd of welcomers more than a
half block away and walked over
to them. He was accompanied by
his entire party, including Sec-
retary of State Alexander Haig,
who had welcomed Begin 30
minutes earlier at Andrews Air
Force Base, and the three Israeli
Cabinet Ministers accompanying
Begin Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon, Foreign Minister Yitz-'
hak Shamir and Interior Minister
BEGIN SHOOK hands with
many in the crowd. He op
parently did not say anything to
the people, but many of the wsl-
coneere said he had tsars in his
Begin was officially welcomed
to the White House by President
Reagan. Meanwhile, the Premier
met with Haig. Afterwards, Haig
met with the President and De-
fense Secretary Caspar Wein-
berger for a preliminary dis-
cussion of the summit
Before arriving in Washington.
Begin stopped over for a day in
New York City where he held
private meetings and prepared
for his meeting with Reagan. He
had a meeting with representa
tives of the Conference of Presi-
dents of Major American Jewish
Organizations in his suite at the
Waldorf Towers. During the 90-
minute meeting. Begin re-
portedly told the Jewish leaders,
that Israel is deeply concerned
over the Reagan Administra-
tion's proposal to sell AW ACS to'
Saudi Arabia.
HE ALSO reportedly said that
he would present Reagan with
the Israeli view that the AWACS
aircraaft in the hands of the
Saudis is a fanger to Israel's
security. "The Israeli govern-
ment reached a decision terming
the Saudi AWACS a danger to
Israel's security and it is my duty
to tell the President Israel's point
of view," Begin was reported as
This JTA report was written
from dispatchtt fry David \
Friedman in Washington and
Yitzhak Rabi in New York.
.TNF Forest Remembers Victims
AMSTERDAM (JTA) An advertisement to
plant trees in a Jewish National Fund forest in Israel in
sympathy with the victims of the terrorist attack on the
Vienna synagogue has appeared in the Dutch press. It is
signed by parliamentarians of most of the Dutch political
parties and by representatives of the Protestant and
Roman Catholic churches and others. The initiative was
teken by the Amsterdam Protestant cleric, Rev. Arnold
Spijkerboer. The attack on the Vienna synagogue Aug. 29
left two people dead and 18 wounded.
Leo Mindhn
Her Memoir an Important Achievement
THE DEATH of Albert Speer
brings to mind the many post-
war years that Speer spent in
Spandau. It was there that he
wrote his memoirs.
In his work, one finds a unique
Nazi. Alone among Adolf
Hitler's inner circle, Speer
pleaded guilty at Nuremberg.
And it was in his memoirs that he
was frank to confess his anguish,
which to be sure began a
posteriori, that it was his
organizational genius that
singlehandedly lengthened the
doomed Nazi war effort by at
least two more years.
SPEER reckoned that had he
not been part of the Nazi elite
corps, the fruitless carnage would
probably have ended that much
sooner. This is a remarkable
testament in itself that goes be-
yond whether or not Speer's cal-
culations were correctbeyond
whether or not his assessment of
himself and his contribution to
the early Hitler successes were
little more than sheer vanity. It
is remarkable because the assess-
ment and the anguish were there
at all.
For there have been no really
important Nazi declarations of
guilt other than Speer's. There
have been none in politics and the
military, few in philosophy and
academics, except for the oc-
casional and historically curious
mea culpa in theology. And what
is most astonishing, as I said
here two weeks ago in discussing
the new translation of Wendel-
gard von Staden's "Darkness
Over the Valley," the literary
artists of Germany have been
especially poverty-stricken in
their handling of this subject.
Von Staden's 1979 volume falls
into none of these categories. It is
not a novel, although it comes
close to reading like
oneespecially in her dealing
with Jakob, about whom more
later. It is not an analysis of the
political and military condition of
the Nazi era. and it can hardly be
considered a philosophical state-
ment either.
LIKE THE bulk of Speer's
work, "Darkness Over the
Valley" (Ticknor and Fields.
New Haven. 1981. 163pp.. S9.95)
is a personal reminiscence but
without Sneer's studious concern
for research and historicity.
None is really needed: nothing is
needed but an exquisite sensi-
bility, which Von Staden surely
The book is a confession of
guilt for self and nation. It is an
effort to trace the authors
development from a state of
frank adoration of Adolf Hitler so
that "I swore deep in my heart
that I would die for the Fuhrer if
that was what he wanted" to an
awareness that Germany would
be defeated in the end because it
had become "the calculating
annihilators of an entire race of
In between, is the main arena
of Von Staden's book. It swirls
up out of her return to the place
of her youth, to her family's home
over a valley in which a new
housing development is in the
process of being constructed.
BEYOND A creek, she sees a
cemetery, a new cemetery, that
had not been there before. She
writes in her introduction to the
new English edition: "Rows of
headstones stretched along the
crest of the hillsimple stones
with numbers carved on them.
They looked oddly lost in the fog,
belonging nowhere, to no time, no
Most of the headstones contain
"only numbers" as epitaph. But
Von Staden remembers one of,
them: 'Saul Silvermann, born in
Radom, died herein 1945
The cemetery, the reader
learns, is the resting place of the,
victims of the Holocaust at Camp
Wieeengrud there in the valley
below her ancestral home belong-
ing to her father, the Baron Ernst
von Neurath, where she and the
rest of her family lived and spent
the Hitler years.
OF HER father, Von Staden
recalls that he was an inveterate
painter who tried to maintain his
aristocratic cool throughout the
Nazi carnage. Still, she records
his saying of the Jews brought to
die at Camp Wiesengrund:
"Those people ... are criminals.
It's a good thing they are so well-
Of her mother, she writes that
"contrary to my father, she
thought the Nazi rise to power
was a catastrophe," and that her
mother warned that most
Germans reacted to Hitler "like
they're drunk. And when he
makes it, he's going to rearm.
And when he rearms, there will
be war. And if there's war, then
our country will be destroyed."
Still, her mother's accurate
perceptions were not enough, ac-
cording to Von Staden, to keep
her from being caught up in the
drunkenness herself, ultimately
herself to go charging into the
Nazi world of feverish patriotic
ferver to help stir it up some more
until, in the wake of the liberation
of Camp Wiesengrund, she
wound up in an allied prison for
overt pro-Hitler activity.
BUT THE mother's sins were
apparently tempered by her good
deedsher obsession with the
construction of Camp Wie-
sengrund in the valley to which
Jews were being sent as prisoners
"too weak or too sick to work .
They came from all over Ger-
many: from Neckarelz, from
Trier, from Dachau Countless
numbers died of dysentery, of in-
testinal bleeding, of starvation
and tuberculosis Two
thousand corpses were buried in
pits around the camps "
In Camp Wiesengrund. her
mother beheld how the Jews
"were everywhere, these scrawny
figures Their eyes were
glassy, their faces the color of
death. They were covered with
sores and crawling with lice." and
Von Staden recalls her mother's
anguish and despair: "They've
(the Nazis) got to get some kind
of medical help here. They can't
leave them like this!" a naive
reaction calculated to suggest
that their death in this terrible
manner may not have been what
the Nazis intended so very pre-
cisely in the first place.
There is in Von Staden',
reporting a view of the German
aristocracy's schizophrenia faaci-
nated by Hitler and revolted bv
the Nazi- bestiality as if they
were two entirely different
things, as if Germany could have
one without the other.
HER MOTHER, viewing the
horror behind barbed wire of
guards beating prisoners who
"uttered no sound" even when
"guards cursed and started strik-
ing the men with their rifle
butts," declares: "What kind of
people are these anyway? They
are no longer human beings."
The guard, twisting the sense of
her horror with the slightest shift
of emphasis in words, replies in
apparent agreement: "They are
Jews subhumans. You can
see that for yourself," which was
not what she had meant at all.
A typical German family? A
typical German experience? Is
this what Von Staden dredges up
there in the valley where Camp
Wiesengrund was constructed?
There is the will cynically to say
"yes" and to move from the
morbid condition of the
Holocaust to the pathological
condition of those Germans
whose seeming schizophrenia
permitted the Holocaust finally
to occur.
But the answer is in fact "no."
"Darkness Over the Valley" is ;
far too honest for the deception of .
a "yes." If Von Staden's father 5
buried his indifference in the
practice of art and the glories of I
past history, awaiting their
return, her uncle breathes the full .
stench of the period upon them
all. For Constantin Freiherr von
Neurath was Hitler's adviser on
foreign affairs, whose onlv act of
contrition at Nuremberg was this
statement: "I was always
against punishment without the
possibility of defense." On Oct.
1. 1946. he was found guilty of
crimes against humanity
VON NEURATH was himself
sent to Spandau for 15 years,
only to be released in 1 %4 He
died two years later. Von Staden
says of her uncle that he played
an important role in the lives of
us children" even though a rift I
had developed between the ;
brothers over the estate, and our .'
families had little to do with each
This background apart. Von
Staden is equally honest in other
details, minor on their face but
Continued on Page 9
Sam Perlin Joins JFS Staff
Funds from the Pinellas
County Jewish Federation have
allowed Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service to hire a part-time
social work assistant to tackle
the basic emergency needs of
many Jewish elderly and families
residing in Pinellas County.
Sam's commitment to the
elderly is clearly shown in his
heroic volunteer efforts
associated with assuring proper
nursing home placement and care
for isolated elderly.
Mr. and Mrs. Perlin have
resided in the Pinellas County
area for the last seven years after
relocating from New York City.
Michael Bernstein, agency
Executive Director, stated that
Mr. Perlin'. association with the
Florida Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Services Com-
mittee, the Information and
Referral Agency and Hospice,
etc., have allowed him to gather
valuable background and exper-
tise regarding community re-
sources necessary to assist
Sam Perlin will be working
with provision of ssrvioes in-
cluding assistance with
emergency housing; securing
Sam Perlin, Social Work
medical attention, as well at
appropriate nursing home and
hospital placement; processing
interest-free college loans for
Jewish scholars in financial
crisis; locating employment
opportunities and yesrjj
Hanukkah end Passover food
basket projects; sad social work
screening for emergency boras-
maker services.
Offices are located in Clear
water in the Golds Meir Center
and in St. Petersburg in the
Jewish Community Csntst-
Ssrvioes are professional and
confidential in nature and era
available by calling 446-1005 or

Friday, September 25, 1961
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 5
Dear Mr. President:
On behalf of the leaders and
members of the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America I join in welcom-
ing you to our country.
We are an organization which
has been in the forefront of the
Zionist cause for over 83 years.
The Zionist Organization of
America is dedicated to the wel-
fare of the State of Israel, to the
cause of world peace and to the
interests of our beloved country,
the United States of America.
As an American, I wish to con-
vey to you my respect for the
constructive role you have played
in helping achieve peace between
the great nation of Egypt and
America's sister democracy, the
State of Israel. Your initiative
should be recognized by all the
other nations in the Middle East
as an extraordinary example of a
sincere desire to achieve genuine
brotherhood between peoples and
Copyright Morris B. Chapman
The new federal budget is reducing school lunches to bare
survival levels ... It is training children in the art of hunger-
The USSR is conducting large-scale military maneuvers on
Poland's borders They may serve to intimidate Solidarity,
but even more to bolster the morale of a shaken Communist
Imbibers of a daily moderate dose of liquor are healthier
than teetotalers This is a report we can drink to immediate-
ly, but only if we have not imbibed as yet today.
The tremors you measure on the Richter scale do not report
un earthquake ... They are made by the former Shah chortling
in his grave by the events in Iran.
The USSR braces herself for a third successive poor harvest
. Even nature seems to be going against her grain.
All Britain shared in the blaze of pageantry that marked the
royal nuptials Even the rioters strenuuously stoked the fires
they set.
The Senate Finance Committee saved the determination of
generous tax breaks for the oil industry for the very end .
Their share was last but definitely not the least.
The Polish Politburo denies there is hunger in Poland .
The public protests come from hot-heads fueled by empty
A patient sues a dentist for forcibly removing a denture. .
He possession may be nine points of lawlessness.
Sadat will regulate 40,000 Egyptian mosques to eliminate
hostile political activities ... He will not tolerate intrigues in
structures masquerading as houses of worship.
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Mr. President, may I express
to you my disappointment that
you have urged my country to
bring into the negotiating
process those who advocate and
practice violence and internation-
al terrorism.
The PLO is the enemy of my
people. It has waged a war of
destruction against the homeland
of all the Jewish people. The PLO
is in partnership with other world
terrorists who threaten the wel-
fare of the United States and that
of the democratic free world. Mr.
President, I respectfully suggest
that the way to peace cannot be
accomplished by the acceptance
of the PLO or condoning terror-
The United States is a nation
governed by law. Just this week
President Reagan made clear
that those who defy the law of the
land cannot sit at the negotiating
table. It is for this same reason
our President concluded that
until the PLO accepts the law of
the civilized community he will
neither recognize nor negotiate
with them. This means that the
PLO, the supporters of the PLO
and the Palestinian Arabs must
make peace with the State of
Israel and recognize it as a per-
manent and legal entity.
Mr. President, when you ask
our nation to set aside our
precepts of government and urge
that we include the PLO in nego-
tiations, you ask the people of the
United States to accept the im-
morality of those who use
violence to achieve their objec-
We reject the PLO. We urge
that you reject the Covenant of
the PLO, which is a "manifesto of
world anti-Semitism" which can-
not be ignored or accepted.
This is in the American spirit.
This is in the best interests of our
nations. This is for the welfare of
all peace-loving people who refuse
to surrender to those who would
impose their will by force, and
seek to achieve their goals by
threats of actions of violence.
We recall the dastardly acts
against innocent Olympic
athletes, school children in Israel,
diplomats and travelers, as well
as the heinous crime against the
people of Lebanon. This is a
record of evil which is totally un-
acceptable to us and which
should be rejected by you.
President Sadat, the American
Jewish community does not
speak for the State of Israel. We
speak for ourselves. Therefore, as
American citizens we fully sup-
port President Reagan's rejection
of the PLO, and we will resist to
the utmost any influences to alter
this position.
We extend to you, President
Sadat, our best wishes and ex-
press our genuine hope that the
continuation of negotiations be-
tween Egypt and Israel will be
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Joel BreiUtein
Endowment Consultant
Executive Director
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation
JCC Programs And Activitives
Over the past months the
columns that have appeared in
this section have generally
tended to be an introductory pot-
pouri of methods of endowment
giving and the personal tax bene-
fits associated with muring the
gift- One column dealt with
giving a remainder interest in
one's personal residence; another
discussed the use of life insurance
as a means of making an endow-
ment gift; and another reviewed
the importance of a Will in your
overall estate planning and as the
means of making a testamentary
gift to the Foundation for the
benefit of your Federation's En-
dowment Fund. With Rosh
Hashana and Yom Kippur on the
horizon. I would like to share
with you some thoughts on Why
making an Endowment Gift in
any fashion is important.
Certainly the tax benefits
associated with making a chari
table gift, especially a gift of long
term appreciated property, are
formidable reasons for joining the
growing list of persons who are
participating in the Endowment
Program. "It is more blessed to
give then to sell" may have been
said by one of our 20th Century
financial tax prophets. Yet, the
Jew has traditionally been a phil-
mthropist from the heart, and
tat because of an item on his
'orm 1040.
We are almost at the time of
ear when it is important to take
. retrospective and introspective
ook at ourselves and query.
What have we done to make life
little bit better for the world
round us, and what can we do in
he coming year?" This is a very
ubjective and often times diffi-
ult question to answer. We all
ke to think that we have done
>ur best over the year to make
ife a little bit better for our
Uowman. Yet, even the most
enerous in terms of time and
noney can reach down inside
lmself or herself and come up
. ith a little extra to make the
orld a little bit better.
Orlando's Endowment
rogram. run under the corporate
structure of the TOP Jewish
Foundation, was started to pro-
vide the means by which anyone
and everyone in our Jewish com-
munity can make Jewish life a
little bit better. Although the
Foundation has only been in ex-
istence since January, 1960, a
number of people have already
helped to secure the future
quality of Jewish life.
There was the woman who re-
cently established a Philan-
thropic Fund where the income to
be earned will provide annual
scholarships for American stu-
dents to study in Israel and to
fund other humanitarian
programs. Another Fund was set
up to provide annual JCC Camp
scholarships for deserving Jewish
children. Still another Fund was
established with no designated
purpose and the income
generated by it will be used in ac-
cordance with the charitable
needs in the community or accu-
mulated for important capital
There are many charitable
projects both inside and outside
our Jewish Community that
today may only be a dream, but
with your Endowment Gift can
become a reality tomorrow. Of
course, the local Endowment
Committee is ever mindful of pre-
serving and building principal so
that the financial reservoir can
continue to rise and be available
for Capital needs in the Com-
munity and to meet community
So, as you approach the holi-
day season and you are asked to
reflect, think of what the quality
of Jewish life can become with an
Endowment Gift to the Founda-
tion for the benefit of your Fed-
eration's Endowment Program.
Think of the elderly, our youth,
your Synagogue or Temple,
Capital projects, the continuing
work of the Federation and the
countless other religious, social,
educational and other Charitable
needs in the Community all of
which can be benefited by estab-
lishing an Endowment Gift. In
this New Year take it upon your-
self to help to make life a little bit
better for those around you and
for those who will come after you.
On behalf of the TOP Jewish
Foundation and your Fed-
eration's Endowment Committee
have a Happy. Healthy, Pros-
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The after school program will
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Children will participate in
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Petersburg will perform The
Childrens classic, "Hansel and
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p.m. Admission is free. For
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The Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County is a
major beneficiary of funds raised in the annual Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Stephen Arpert of JCC
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of Jews; and Our Responsibility
to Preserve our History Through
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ly, September 28,1961
The Jewish Ftoridian ofPineUas County

North American My ah Up In July
I NEW YORK The number of
urth Americana emigrating to
-el increased by 13 percent in
, month of July, aa compared
x a year ago, according to
urea released today by the Is-
Aliyah Center of North
We don't know exactly what
spurred this increase," said
V Aharon Kfir, the Center's Di-
Uor. 'We just hope that it con-
Les because Aliyah (immi-
gration to Israel) is one of Israel's
top priorities and the lifeblood of
her future."
Dr. Kfir noted several opera-
tional changes which he believes
have made it easier for potential
Olim (new immigrants) to receive
Aliyah information and assist-
ance. He cited a communications
network linking the Center's
Manhattan Headquarters with
its 20 regional offices. This net-
work, which includes a nation-
wide toll-free "WATTS" line, is
Mary and Maury Newman
Celebrate 58th Anniversary
..ary and Maury Newman
ibrated their 58th anniversary
i Sabbath services at Temple
,ai Israel, Clearwater on
iy, September 18.
Newmans have been active
community affairs since
iving here 18 years ago from
lerside, Illinois, where Maury
a travel agent and Mary was
utive secretary with the Boy
jts. Morey is vice-president
iis B'nai B'rith lodge and was
mmler and firat president of
Friendship Club of Temple
iai Israel, where, incidentally,
r generations of the Newman
lily are members. Mary is the
>rhood Historian and a
iber of Hadaasah and True
irs. The Newmans are
ted and loved by all who
dary and Maury have three
lldn-n. Their son, Edward lives
fry and Maury have three
Daren. Their son, Ed ward lives
[Clearwater with his wife
(drey and their family,
ghter Ruth Breliant also lives
with her husband Ed and
Mary and Maury Newman
their children and (laughter
Shiela Kleiman lives in Rich-
mond, Va. with her husband Ed
and their children and daughter
Shilea Kleiman lives in Rich-
mond, Va. with her husband Stu
and their family. Mary and
Morey have twelve grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
charged with handling all
quiries concerning Aliyah.
Dr. Kfir also believes that the
increase in Jewish immigration
reflects greater determination by
regional Shlichim (representa-
tives) to promote Aliyah from
within the Jewish community.
The Israel Aliyah Center re-
ported that some 336 new immi-
grants from North America came
to Israel during July of 1981, as
compared with 292 in the same
month last year. The totals for
July included 64 families and 108
individuals, with approximately
86 percent of them under age 46.
Dr. Kfir pointed out that the
figures represented only those
North Americans who emigrated
with the help of Israel Aliyah
Centers in the United States and
Canada. "They do not include
those who made Aliyah without
our assistance or those tourists
who changed their visa status
while in Israel."
Sponsored by the World Zion-
ist Organization, American
Section, the Israel Aliyah Center
maintains offices throughout the
United States and Canada to
answer questions and provide in-
formation, personal counseling
and assistance to North Ameri-
can Jews considering living,
working or studying in Israel.
Shaliach for the Southeastern
Region is Joshua Shomer with
offices at 4200 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Fl 33137. Telephone
(306) 573-2666.
Persons interested in attending
meetings of the local chapter of
the North American Aliyah
Movement (NAAM) which works
cooperatively with the Israel
Aliyah Center should contact
Rivy Chapman (813) 360-1229.
Michael Bernstein is Executive Director of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, Inc. He has extensive professional training in
treating individual and family problems and will be happy to
answer all letters received in this column. Please address all
letters to Oulf Coast Jewish Family Service, Inc., 304 South
Jupiter Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33515.
Dear Mr. Bernstein:
My husband and I have been married eight years and we
are unable to conceive our own child. We are interested in
adopting. How do we go about it? By the way, is it true that the
environment aggravates this problem?
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Dear Mrs. S.:
Although Jewish Family Service currently does not directly
serve as an adoption agency, we do have referral networks with
non-profit adoption agencies such as the Louise Weiss Adoption
Agency, as well as several local physicians, and will be happy to
offer any assistance. According to research, area of high levels of
environmental pollutants have very gradually begun affecting
the potency of males tested.
Mr. Bernstein
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service is a major beneficiary
agency of monies raised by the annual Combined Jewish Appeal.
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, September 25, ig
i United Jewish Appeal launched its 1962 campaign with the arrival of the Prime Minister*
[Mission in Israel on Aug. 24. Above President Yitzhak Navon is greeted by United Jewish^
\ Appeal Executive Vice Chairman Irving Bernstein, National Chairman Herschel Blumberi
iand U.S. Sen. and Cleveland UJA Campaign Leader Howard Metzenbaum, as he arrives t
address the Mission.
Pa. Anti-Abortion Law is Criticized
The American Jewish Congress says thatl
Pennsylvania's proposed anti-abortion law is "in-l
I consistent" with Constitutional freedoms and "inI
conflict with the profound religious convictions of|
many of this state's citizens."
Nathan Dershowitz, director of the AJCon-
gress Commission on Law and Social Action,
spoke at a public hearing here on the Abortion
Control Act now before Pennsylvania's House of
Representatives. In his testimony before the
Health and Welfare Committee of the House,
Dershowitz said:
"We oppose the bill because we are con-
vinced that it would operate to burden a wom-
an's fundamental right to choose an abortion free
from state interference. The bill subjects the
woman's abortion decision and the abortion pro-
cedure itself to so many unnecessary and burden-
some restrictions that the right itself is in-
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
has praised the late Roger Baldwin, founder of the
American Civil Liberties Union, as a "tireless and
dedicated crusader for the civil liberties of all
Americans." Mr. Baldwin died Aug. 26 at the age
Nathan Perlmutter, ADL national director,
aid that the League feels a "special kinship with
Roger Baldwin the ADL and Mr. Baldwin
fought many battles together over the years
lor civil rights, freedom of speech and religion and
the separation of church and state."
Louisiana's first formal Jewish studies
program has been established this fall at Tulane
University. The program consists of more than a
dozen courses in classics, history, English, music,
philosophy and political science; a major
sequence for College of Arts and Sciences and
Newcomb College students; and a fledgling
Southern Jewish Archive for Tulane's Howara-
Tilton Library. Program director, Joseph Cohen,
a professor of English at Newcomb, is convinced
it will fill both a campus and a community need.
"There are more then 300 Jewish Studies
programs across the country," Cohen pointed
out, "but Tulane is far behind because it never
had a school of religion to nurture such a pro-
He believes the new major will be very at-
tractive to students, and the other events I
sponsored by Jewish studies will enrich cultural |
life at Tulane.
B'nai B'rith International has called on the
government of Austria to expel the Palestine 2
Liberation Organization and its representatives 2
and urged the United Nations and Interpol to act I
to eliminate terrorist violence against humanity.
Describing the raid by Arab terror- i
ists on worshipers in a Vienna synagogue as "a =
new low of ignominy," Jack J. Spitzer. president |
of B'nai B'rith, said "whether the attack was the =
direct responsibility of PLO Chief Yasir Arafat is
hardly the point."
"The PLO's long record of murdering inno- I
cent civilians stands as a virtual mandate tor any 1
Arab with a weapon to commit the most de-
structive acts in the name of 'national libera-
tion.' "
JWB scholarships totaling $60,000 have!
I been awarded to 20 students all of them future I
professional staff members of JW B-aff ilia ted j
i Jewish Community Centers and YM and i
Dr. Harold Shpeen of Cherry Hill, N.J., |
chairman of JWB's Scholarship Committee, an- i
nounced the awards will assist the students to get j
their required education in graduate social work
schools of universities and colleges.
JWB provides choktrships in its capacity as |
the major service agency for JCCs, YM and
YWHAs, and camps serving more than one)
million Jews.
JWB President Robert L. Adler of Chicago,
commenting on Shpeens announcement, noted.
"We are searching for persons who will be identi-
fied as future professional leaders in the Center
field. Leadership potential and Jewish commit-
ment are the prime factors in making the scholar-
ship awards.'
Chatter Box
Sylvia and Dr. Samuel Budd Dan to were thrilled when th
eldest grandson, Jeffrey, and his wife to be, Robin Hutton'61'
Detroit, selected as the day for their wedding September "Wi?!
same day as their grandparents 59th wedding anniversary Tk!
young couple felt a good precedent had been set for that Hat
The Dantos, of South Pasadena, flew to Detroit 10 days earlv
that they could host a dinner party for the two families, and
Grandpa could attend Jeff's stag dinner. The wedding was a real
family reunion, as members of the Danto family from New York
Michigan, the grooms home, and Florida celebrated together
Mazel Tov to all of them Jackie and Murray Jacob** will h*
honored by Israel Bonds on November 1 at Congregation H nai
Israel. St. Petersburg. They hope all their friends will join them
for this well deserved tribute Seen selecting steaming deli
cacies at the Columbia Restaurant were Len Friedman, Hugh
Leeb, Helena Malve, Lou Kronen, and Inna Mergentine. Unfor-
tunately, the Flamenco dancers were in Spain on holiday, rather
than in Ybor City. Just their luck Congratulations to R>va
and Marshall Kent upon the birth of their granddaughter, the
first girl in the Kent family for three generations. The baby has
been named Leslie Anne, and her happy parents are Sandra and
Larry Kent T-shirts emblazoned "I Love Alaska," in
Hebrew, were being sold in Juneau, Alaska, to help raise funds,
for the construction of a new synagogue, according to the Dive
Goldman*, who returned from a trip there Your intrepid re-
porter went to Cleveland to visit her old friends and while there
bumped into the Joe Plotnicks, and Si Ahapiros.. .V/u-r, / Tov to
Gerry Rubin, the Executive Director of our Federation. Gerry's
daughter was wed in Montreal on September 13 to Earl Allan
Lazant. The newlyweds will live in Ottawa...Miriam Finkon
has returned from a visit to Missouri City. Texas. What is a nice
Jewish lady doing there you ask? Seeing her new great grand-
daughter and attending the wedding of a granddaughter. A two-
simcha trip Florence Chanon, being a good Grandma, was
seen frolicking in the water at Fort De Soto Beach with her two
grandchildren, visiting here from the North Bea Rose hosted
a terrific musical evening at her home. Special guest was Celk
Belgin, who grew up with Bea in Williamsburg, New York. The
ladies went from grade school through Brooklyn College to-
gether, both getting muscial degrees, and then lost contact
After 20 years they bumped into each other in Bloomingdales
(where else?), and renewed their friendship. Enjoying the musi-
cal memories at Bea s. with Bea and Celia performing a duet,
were the Marty Matins, Merry Greenburgs, Emil Blums, Roe*
Rudnick, Bebe Daniels, Betty Moteil, and Clare Rosen
thai. .Congregation B'nai Israel members in St. Pete continue
to be actively involved in the community. Steve Grau has been
elected Chairman of the March of Dimes in Pinellas County, and
Art Jay has been elected Chairman for the United Cerebral
Palsy Foundation. .To all my readers and friends, a very
Happy and healthy New Year to you and yours. L'Shana Tova.
Glayds Oaher.
The National Ladies' Auxiliary, Jewish War
Veterans of the U.S.A., supports efforts to in-
vestigate the statistics and medical problems
relating to the use of Agent Orange. A resolution
to this effect was among others passed at the re-
cent 54th national convention of JWVA held in
Hollywood. Fla.
According to the resolution, many service-
men and servicewoman have been exposed to a
military defoliant agent known as Agent Orange
in the 1960's and 1970's and claim that exposure
to such chemical is responsible for injuries and
disabilities to Vietnam Veterans and their
families, which may result in miscarriages and
genetic defects.
In addition, exposure to Agent Orange
(chemical 2.4.5.T) contains traces of an extra-
ordinarily toxic substance called Dioxin. The
creation of a special fund is being sought, out of
which compensation would be paid to the victims
of Agent Orange.
Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinaky, has been named
vice president for University Affairs at Yeshiva
University, President Norman Lamm has an-
nounced. Dr. Dobrinsky, a resident of Monsey.
NY, has served since 1973 as executive assistant
to the President.
He is beginning his 20th year of service to
the University as he enters this new position. In
his new role, he will direct the University's de-
velopment efforts and will be responsible for rela-
tions with the University's major constituencies
K'hout the United States. Canada. Central
ana South America, ana Western Europe.
He also will continue to direct the University's
$100 million Century Campaign fund-raising ef-
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Memoir of a German Foreign Service Officer
Continued from Page 4
knumentally significant in
jis of the Hitlerian condition.
example, the family gardner,
knne. is discovered to be a
et half-Jew. Recalls Von
Lden: "1 was rather taken
ck bv my parents' decision to
Hanne stay with us. Jews
thought to be strange and
erous; yet I had hardly ever
'a Jew myself. Since child-
I had heard bad stories
DUt them ..."
Vhen she first saw the in-
nous yellow emblem, her
Ether explained: "The Star of
[vid. All Jews have to wear it.
eyre persecuted by Hitler
use they're of a different
,',-im. the twisting of the
i of horror with the slightest
of emphasis in words, this
from daughter of aristocrat
|aristocrat herself: "Because
crucified Jesus .'. That's
tour teacher had told us."
I'MV DOES Von Staden, her-
j a former officer in the Federal
public's Foreign Service,
ere she met and married'
ndt von Staden, the onetime
st German Ambassador to the
(ited States, write this painful
She says of the new generation
Iher country that it has grown
] "in a world so vastly different
the one we knew that they
ve little understanding of the
Cumstances that shaped our
rs." And, Von Staden won-
"What right did I have to
kher other people with my
Perhaps it was the tombstone
|Saul Silvermann in the little
aeiery in the valley where
ip Wiesengrund stood that
Ire her the right. For, she
eludes, if she did not write
trknesa over the Valley." then
hu would remember why those
rics were there?"
vnd so Camp Wiesengrund is
|n Siaden's personal "Divine
sedy," her descent into the
Wendelgard von Staden
hideous netherworld of Ger-
many's mortally sinful history,
consigning its people and a whole
country to hell. It is there that
she hopes perhaps to expiate her
own, and her country's, com-
plicity in the death of Saul
Silvermann multiplied by six-
IN ALL of the stench and
hopelessness of Wiesengrund, her
reminiscence rises in an almost
lyrical manner as Von Staden
recalls her growing relationship
with Jakob, one of the Jewish
prisoners among the "sick on
bare cots hardly any
blankets and those blankets
were so full of lice, they crawled.
Even the bedbugs were eating
the lice." And when the priso-
ners died, "They didn't weigh a
thingjust skin and bones."
Jakob is a survivor, and Von
Staden recounts her vexation
with him that he didn't parti-
cularly care "to go to Palestine,
the ancient land of the prophets,
to help create a new country for
the Jews ... a homeland of their
own seemed like the only possible
safeguard against suffering such
persecution again."
igrid Bergman in Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) Film star Ingrid Bergman
arrived in Israel to study background material in
paration for playing the role of Golda Meir in a fortn-
ling American television production. Leonard Ninioy.
played the part of Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek TV
les, also arrived in Israel last week to study for the part
olda's husband.
lus Driver Foils Bombing
TEL AVIV (JTA) An alert bus driver, checking
vehicle at its terminal station in Bat Yam near Tel
|iv Tuesday, discovered a suspicious parcel and sum-
|ned security guards. When the parcel was opened by a
[ice sapper it was found to contain a watch linked to ex-
eives, forming a time-bomb due to go off shortly after-
rds. Police said 13 people were detained for
Rabbi Yak* Gurin
One wonders why. Is it for the
reason that her teachers will
continue to twist children's
minds with the compulsive fairy
tale that the Jews killed Jesus?
And if her view of the Fuhrer was
a cliche, is not her view of Jakob
also a cliche, that he must go to
Palestine to be a real Jew?
BUT JAKOB is special. In a
sense, he emerges as Von
Staden's Virgil in the depths of
the Wiesengrund hell. Having
been helped by Von Staden and
her mother to survive the hell, he
now helps her rescue her mother
from the American Counter
Intelligence Corps. He vouches
for her near-clandestine assitance
to the prisoners at Wiesengrund.
They grow closer. She walks the
hills with Jakob, and together
"we'd watch the silver moon rise
over the dark outline of the hills."
In a "dreary, cold hotel room,"
Jakob "drew me into his arms
and laid his head on my
The message is clear. Such a
union would be the ultimate ex-
piation of guilt, her own guilt and
the collective guilt of Germany at
i large for the Nazis' act of holo-
caustic genocide. But a neighbor
I declares: "I never thought you'd
| do such a thing like that, going
around with a foreigner." And
her father opines: "I like this fel-
low a great deal, and he's ob-
viously a man of character, but
what you're doing, my liebes
Kind, is impossible."
A chance visit to a hairdresser
brings the dilemma to its proper
conclusion: "A girl washed my
hair and was combing it out when
suddenly she stopped and asked
me if I knew I had lice." Recalls
Von Staden: What!' I
shrieked ... I could have died
of humiliation."
CLEARLY, in her revulsion,
she sees the bee as the result of
her contact with Camp Wiesen-
grund and possibly even with
Jakob, the survivor. It is they
who are at fault for her condition.
And she sees the lice as a reflec-
tion of "the girls with the Ameri-
can soldiers the girls with
spiked-heeled shoes and painted
lips, the girls who sold them-
selves for chocolate and cigar-
The hair dresser declares.
"I'm not really supposed to work
on your hair (in this condition),
but since it's so short, the lice can
be combed out." And so she
combs out Jakob, too: "I asked
him to go, please, and he went."
In the end, Von Staden does
not see the lice as her affliction
justly earned, Germany's afflic-
tion, Germany's crucifixion on
the cross of the Hitlerite besti-
But in so hlazingly honest an
account as is "Darkness Over the
Valley," such a lapse is minor, as
also is minor one other lapse in-
volving Jakob, who is preparing
to leave for America under an
"early evening sky bathed in
purple" and who asks her to go
with him. She refuses. "There
was a harmony between usof
footfall and sadness. Maybe we
had been meant for each other,
but we'd been born in the wrong
place, of the wrong parents, and
definitely at the wrong time."
WHEN JAKOB leaves, Von
Staden thinks of him "like Jesus
Still impressed with what her
teachers said about Jews as
Christ-killers, Von Staden sees
Jakob's "crucifixion" as a state-
ment of her ultimate sympathy
for what appears to be his hope-
less condition, especially his
failure to show his gratitude for
surviving the Holocaust by going
to Palestine.
But just as with the lice, Von
Staden misses the point a second
time. Again she perceives the
wrong victimnot herself and
Germany as victim, whose world
has been destroyed on the cross
of its unutterable immorality;
again it is Jakob she focuses
upon, and for the wrong reason,
Jakob who survives the death
intended for him by the Nazis
and who, in going to America to
start a new life in freedom,
prevails. He does not need her
sympathy, especially not in the
christological terms that have
spawned the slaughter- of Jews
throughout the ages.
INDEED, crucifixion is not
the issue at all. A Jewish
reference point would be more
apt. Like his biblical namesake,
Jakob wrestled with the angel of
c ath. In a Nazi concentration
camp, he wrestled and won out.
And so he became Israel. He did
not have to go anywhere to do
But in "Darkness Over the
Valley," Von Staden also
wrestles with an angel of death, if
quite of a different order. And
she, too emerges triumphant.
Because it is a triumph in her
perception of an evil period in
Germany's history, we are tri-
umphant with her. She has come
full circle from the time she swore
to die for the Fuhrer to an aware-
ness of his horrendous and un-
pardonable Weltanschauung.
There are precious few in Von
Staden's generation who have
achieved that.

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Temple B'nai Israel Has New Cantor **"Thom "" 2Wr*v ^^^
Cantor Norman Belink will join
Rabbi Arthur Baa at
Temple B'nai Israel for the High
Holly Days which begins at Sun-
down on Sept. 28th. Cantor
Belink has occupied the post of
Cantor and Music Director at
Temple Sinai, Roslyn Heights,
New York for many years. He is
graduate Cantor and an
honorary member of the Alumni
Association of the School of
Sacred Musk of the Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute of
Cantor Belink, a lyric Baritone,
was the recipient of a full vocal
scholarship with the American
Theatre Wing and studied under
the tutelage of some of the most
distinguished vocal and Cantorial
Pedagogues in the United States.
He has made frequent appearan-
ces as a recitalist and as soloist
* Community Calendar
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9 30 a.m. NCJW, Suncoast Chapter, Board Meeting, 9:45 a.m J
ORT, Evening Chapter, Board Meeting Senior Friendship I
Club, JCC Meeting. 1 -4 p. m. ,
Beth J
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Senior Friendship Club, JCC Meeting, 1-4 p.m. Sisterhood
Beth El, luncheon ORT, Westwind Chapter, Board Meeting, 1
p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport, Boord Meeting,
730 p.m. ORT, Clearwater Evening Chapter, Meeting 730
jfcp m.
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ORT, Pinellas Suncoast Morning Chapter, Meeting, 10a.m.
USY, Beth Shalom. Clear water. 7 p.
Shalom, Clearwater, Meeting, 9:30 a.
Sholom. Gulfport, Breakfast 10a.m.
Mens Club,
Mens Club,
B'nth Women,
Clearwater, Board Meeting. 8 p.m.
* S'*r,l0 + Meeting. 9:30 a.m. ORT, Afternoon Chapter. Board Mee"ting"
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* Social Club. Meeting. Congregation Beth Sholom. Clearwater
S> 1-4 p.m.
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Cantor Norman Belink
with leading community Sym-
phony Orchestras. He recently
returned form Israel where he
concertized extensively with the
Haifa Symphony.
Cantor Belink has long bean
active in the field of Jewish
Music. He is a past President of
the American Conference of
Cantors, Vice-Chairman of the
National Jewish Music Council.a
former member of the Board of
Trustees of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations
and on the Editorial Board of the
recently published companion
Hymnal to the new Union Prayer
Book. The Gates of Prayer".
Cantor Belink serves on the
faculty of the School of Sacred
Musk of the Hebrew Union Col-
lege as well as its School of
In addition to his long and dis-
tinguished service to Temple
Sinai, Cantor Belink has offici-
ated as guest Cantor for the High
Holy Days at Temple Sholom,
Cedar Grove, New Jersey and
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation,
Missy Thorpe, nine, a fourth
grade student at Baudar Elemen-
tary School in Seminole, won the
World Baton Twirling Cham-
pionship in the Juvenile Division
this summer, during the National
World Championships at Notre
Dame University. The event was
sponsored by the National Baton
Twirling Association.
Missy is the daughter of
Roberta and Jay Thorpe and the
sister of David, Michael, and
Ricky, who often make sacrifices
to go with Missy to an important
Missy has been Miss Mar
jorette of Florida, Little Miss
Majorette of Florida, U.S. Na-
tional Twirling Champion, in her
age division, and Florida State
Fancy Strutting Champion. In
addition, she is a member of the
Misty Thorpe
Marching Mouseketeera
State Champion Parade Cor
She has won over 200 troohJit
the four years she K bsl
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?SIL8HAL0M Althou8* High Holiday serv-
HIRSTY LIBRARY k usuallv are limited for mem-
The Library staff worked very 8l.bX^,wt "fc Congregation
hard this summer to create an al- ohalom will accommodate
ready beautiful room into an at- ?ut-ftown students, who will be
mosphere conducive to browsing ^ Clearwater for the holidays, if
* reservations at the
office (phone 531-
nard Panush
ke Third Annual Installation
Jner Dance of Congregation
Shalom, Clearwater, will
! place Sunday evening, Sept.
[ at 7 p.m. at the Wine Cellar
laurant. Kedington Beach.
Blion $12.50 per person.
s promises to be an out-
nding social event, at which
e, Bernard Panush, past pres-
et of Congregation Beth
am, will be honored and the
r officers will be installed.
Ifter a superb, kosher dinner,
will be a musical interlude
Hazzan Yonah Binder,
owed by dancing.
Committee in charge
jists of Beverly Zelman,
erson, and includes Ethel
fnigman, Harry and Ann Lane,
Panush and Joe and Elaine
est-rvations may be made by
htacting the synagogue office
J1325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwa-
[. phone 531-1418.
)n Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7:30
Congregation Beth Shalom
have a Gala Israel Bond eye-
tg in the Synagogue's Social
larvin Peltz, member of the
ard will be honored on this
Casion. Past President Bernard
nush is chairing this event.
The guest will be Eddie Schae-
a well known Jewish enter-
[ner from the New York Cats-
II resort area.
(Refreshments will include:
and cheese coffee and
Admission $3 a person.
[*his affair is open to members
I the public.
study and reading.
Among the organizational
tasks which were undertaken,
was the creation of a Children's
Corner, designed especially for
young readers. There are books
for the purpose of study, such as
encyclopedias and anthologies,
books on holidays, festivals and
history and there are also many
delightful stories that are of
Jewish content which are sheer
delight. This section is
designated as the Children's Cor-
ner, in order to help the young
readers secure the kind of books
they need.
The reference section affords
several encyclopedias, dic-
tionaries and Who's Who.
Our present periodicals consist
of National Geographic, Com-
mentary, Midstream, The Jeru-
salem Post and others, all not
current, but we boast of present
tense, as a new subscription will
be available this Fall.
There is much more work to be
done. The next priority is to en-
hance a section of Yiddish and
Hebrew material.
The new Library hours are:
Monday and Wednesday, 3-5
p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday,
3:30-6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-12
Everyone is invited to come in
and browse.
The Clearwater Chapter of
Womens American ORT is
sponsoring a Bagel Box on Sun-
day, Sept. 27. The box will in-
clude six bagels, nova, cream
cheese, mini-danish, tomato,
onion, Sanka, tea bags, Sunday
newspapers, and many surprises.
The price for this, delivered to
your house, is $10. For in-
formation, call 535-6542 or 536-
Schedule of services for the
High Holidays are as follows:
Rosh Hashanah Eve. Sept. 28 -
7 p.m.; Rosh Hashanah. Sept. 29
. 8 a.m.; Rosh Hashanah, Sept.
29 7 p.m.; Rosh Hashanah,
Sept. 30 8 a.m.; Kol Nidrei, Oct.
7-6:30 p.m.; Yom Kippur, Oct. 8
-8 a.m.
they make
positive Jewish experience
The Sisterhood and Brother-
hood of Temple Beth El will
sponsor a musical entertainment
series of four concerts, to be per-
formed in the Sanctuary. David
Syme, a brilliant virtuoso of the
piano will be the first artist to ap-
pear. He will perform on Monday,
Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Mr. Syme has
appeared all over Europe and the
United States. He has recorded
with the London Philharmonic
and the Detroit Symphony.
Other artists scheduled to ap-
pear are the St. Petersburg Opera
Company on Feb. 22, Thomas
Palmer, Americas premiere bari-
tone, on March 17, and Cantor
Harold Orbach, on April 4.
Tickets are $20 for four con-
certs, or $6 per concert. For infor-
mation and tickets, call Sylvia
Danko, 345-5444, Irving Finkel-
stein, 381-5231, or the synagogue
office at 347-6136.
The annual paid-up member-
ship luncheon meeting of the
afternoon chapter of Women's
American ORT will be held on
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at
the Pasadena City Hall.
Following a light luncheon
there will be a short meeting,
after which the Mary Louise
Boutique of St. Petersburg will
present a fashion show. Chapter
members will serve as models.
Mrs. Mae Malin is president of
the chapter.
At the September meeting of
the Pacesetters of Temple
Ahavat Shalom, the following
members were elected and in-
stalled. Bill Eisenberg, Presi-
dent; Paul Hochberg, Vice-
President; Sylvia Kanegson,
Treasurer, and Bernice Carlton,
The next meeting will be held
on Saturday evening, Oct. 3 at
7:30 p.m. at the Temple, 2000
Main St., Dunedin. After a short
business meeting, games of all
kinds will be featured. Arrange-'
ments for the annual Package
Auction in November will be
planned. Donation for members
is $1.50 and $2 for guests.
On Saturday evening, Sept. 19,
at 11 p.m., the Midnight Peniten-
tial services traditionally known
as "slichot" will be held at Beth
Chai Synagogue in Seminole. The
services will be conducted by the
synagogue's new spiritual leader,
Rabbi Sherman Philip Kirshner,
assisted by Cantor Reuben
Sabin. Services will be proceeded
by a delightful social hour at 10
p.m., wherein an array of refresh-
ments will be served. This will be
an ideal opportunity to meet and
greet old and new friends after
the summer lull, and to begin a
period of self evaluation, so
relevant to the High Holidays.
The entire community is wel-
On Saturday evening Sept. 26,
at 8 p.m., a beautiful Havdala
party for new and potential
members of Beth Chai synagogue
of Seminole, will take place at the
home of its membership chair-
man Mr. and Mrs. Stan Kreps,
9414 Laura Anne Drive, Semi-
nole. Rabbi and Barbara Kirsh-
ner are looking forward to meet-
ina and greeting all new- mammm
Xanswering all of *
Havdala is the traditional
of ushering out the Holy
Beth Chai's religious school
will officially begin this Sunday,
Sept. 14, at 9:30 a.m.. and will
meet every Sunday and Tuesday
at 3:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), and at
9:30 a.m. (Sundays). The Rabbi
meets with the Bar-Bat Mitzvah
class on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m.,
and with the confirmation class
after Oct. 27 on a regular basis.
Beth Chai's religious school is
open to the entire community.
The St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of ORT will sponsor its
1st Annual Golf Classic on Oct 10
at Bardmoor Country Club. It is
to be a two man-best ball tourna-
ment with a $500 First Prize. The
entry fee is $100 and includes
dinner for two. All proceeds from
the event will go to the ORT pro-
gram for vocational education.
For more information, call 392-
8701 or 393-4025.
Important The next Sister-
hood meeting date has been
changed to Monday, Oct. 5 be-
cause of the holidays. Reser-
vations for this luncheon meeting
must be made before Oct. 2. For
reservations, call Dorothy Packer
at 343-8219, Fannie Sills at 360-
1291 or Sophie Shapiro at 360-
The Sisterhood Annual Har-
vest Dinner will be held Oct. 11.
Please keep this date open. All
members and guests are invited.
News Flash Annual Israel
Bonds Dinner, honoring Mr. and .
Mrs. Mel Gross, featuring Dr.
Ruth Gruber Author of
"Raquela: A Woman of Israel."
The Jewish Singles are spon-
soring a boat ride on Captain An-
dersons boat on Saturday, Oct.
17. Boarding will be at 6:30 p.m.
at Dolphin Village, St. Peters
burg Beach. Irma Mergentime
and Louis Kronen are the chair-
people for this event. For more
information, call President,
Gladys Osher at 866-2007, or Vice
President Lil Brescia at 577-3106.
Hadassah Aviva Group: The
evening Group of Hadas-
sahAviva! will have their
"Paid-Up-Membership" Meeting
on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.
at the home of Mrs. Ruth Dik-
man Kenilworth Building No.
312 5980 80th Street North,
St. Petersburg.
Members of the group Mrs.
Antoine (Bette) Damouny, Mrs.
Robert (Irma) Marlis and Mrs.
Michael (Sharon) Chaplin will
assist in presenting an entertain-
ing membership skit and "Jewish
Guests and prospective mem-
bers are welcome: Please contact
Mrs. Martin (Marilyn), Krohn,
347-8960, Group PremdWt; Mrs.
Michael (Sharon) Chaplin, 323-
1843, Group Vice President; Ms.
Florence Chanin, 546-7985,
Group Vice President or Mrs.
Mary L. B. Goldstein, 345-6520,
Group Membership Vice Presi-
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