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*Jewisti Florid 13 n
Off Pinellas County
Volume 2 Number 24
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, November 20,1981
Price 10 Cents
Local Federation Leaders Attend CJF 50th Assembly
A delegation of Jewish com-
nunity leaders from Pinellas
ounty joined with more than
participants from 200 Jew-
8h federations in the United
(tes and Canada to celebrate
_ 50th anniversary of their na-
tional association the Council
of Jewish Federations at the
50th Annual CJF General As-
sembly, Nov. 10-15 in St. Louis.
CJF's half-century of service to
local communities reflects the
growth of federations as a mov-
ing force of contemporary Jewish
life throughout North America.
The local delegation was led by
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County, Mrs.
Marshall Kent, vice-president
and chairman of Budget and Al-
locations, Charles Rutenberg,
and Sue and Saul Schechter. Saul
serves as general campaign
Menorah Manor To Build
Kosher Nursing Home
m as nothing but smiles
I the table at the meeting
lot the Menorah Manor Nursing
[Honv last night tor the news
\ *>d.
Approval for the rerti-
I i mid, the document ne-
I before a home can be con-
Istruaed. had been received. The
Florida (iulf Health Systems
lAgancy, acting upon the unani-
mous recommendation of its
[project review committee, and
I upon favorable staff recommen-
dation, had, on Oct. 26 approved
[the project. The application is
I now in Tallahassee for what is
I generally a routine state ap-
proval, and confirmation should
I be received within a few weeks.
Second Approximately
1250.000 dollars had been pledged
towards the project, with
minimal solicitations.
Third The city of St. Peters-
burg, is cooperating in making
land available for the project in a
location even superior to the ori-
ginal site. Talks are now under
way with the city and county to
facilitate this action.
Menorah Manor is an out-
growth of Menorah Center, a
residence for seniors, at 58th
Street and Third Avenue, North,
in St. Petersburg. Originally
sponsored by Congregation B'nai
Israel and co-sponsored by the
Jewish Community of Pinellas
County, it has served the elderly
Jewish and non-Jewish seniors
for over ten years. As the years
have gone by, many of the occu-
pants have developed physical
ailments that have made it im-
possible for them to remain. Con-
sequently, the board of Menorah
has undertaken the building of a
nursing home for them, and for
CJF Statement (
I On Bombing ]
In Belgium I
We know you were as shocked
as we by the murderous bombing
of the Hovenieerstraat Syna-
gogue in Antwerp, Belgium in
the densely populated Jewish
neighborhood and business
district on the festival of Simchat
Torah, when the synagogue was
crowded with worshippers.
This tragic attack, which re-
sulted in the immediate death of
two persona, the wounding of
over 90 others (13 very seriously,
including some non-Jewish
passersby) is one more dangerous
manifestation of anti-Semitism in
Western Europe. We remember
U too well that a year ago
Belgian Jewish children were
ruthlessly machine gunned and
lulled by PLO gunmen; the
attack on the Rue Copemic
Synagogue in Paris; and, only
three months ago, the Arab
terrorist attack on a synagogue
in Vienna.
We have observed, in the Joint
Program Plan for 1981-82 (p.30>
"... the assaults in Europe
have had a calculated purpose.
"*>y have been intended to
terrorize Jewa as a meant of im-
pairing the solidarity or
cohesivenesa of the Jewish com-
munities of Europe, thereby
weakening the underpinnings, in
worldwide Jewish support, of the
State of Israel. The anti-Semitic
terrorism in western Europe is an
aspect of the global campaign of
terror of which the PLO, the Red
Brigade, the Black Septembrists
and other gangs are agents and of
which a shadowy combine of
Soviet and Mid-East regimes are
the evident patrons and ex-
We have conveyed our shock,
sympathy and solidarity to:
Mssr. Marcus Pardes, Chair-
man, Centre Communitaire Laic
Juive, 52 Rue Hotel De Mon-
naire, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.
You may also want to do so.
Additionally, similar notes can be
addressed to:
M. Bonomo, Consistory,
Hovenieerstraat 31, Antwerp,
We also recommend communi-
cations of concern to the Belgian
embassy. These messages should
reflect the judgments of the Joint
Program Plan as quoted above
while expressing condolences for
the dead and wounded Belgians
of all faiths. The Belgian Am-
bassador is: Ambassador J.
Raoul Schoumaker, Belgian Em-
bassy, 3330 Garfield Street,
Washington, D.C. 20008.
all other members of the Jewish
community who would require
this type of care.
This home will differ from any
other nursing home on the West
Coast of Florida in the following
1. It will be a kosher facility
supervised by the Board of
Rabins of Pinellas County.
2. It will, like Menorah Center,
be a not for profit nursing home.
No members of its board will re-
ceive any compensation. Any
profit will be returned to the
community in the form of addi-
tional services, lowered fees, or be
used for additional facilities.
3. Ownership will remain with
the Jewish community. It can
never be sold or converted to
other uses.
4. It will be underwritten to a
large extent by contributions. As
a non-profit institution, it can ac-
cept gifts that are tax deductible.
5. As a community service, it
will receive the aid of many Jew-
ish service organizations.
6. It has received an endorse-
ment of the Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, the Board of
Rabbis of Pinellas County, and
the offer of any assistance within
the limits of its constitution from
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Murray Jacobs, president of
Menorah Manor, said, "We are so
pleased with the reception that
we have received from the entire
Jewish community. Offers of
support and service are being re-
ceived every day. As an example,
the legal and preliminary en-
gineering work has been donated.
Everywhere I go people ask how
they can help."
"Within a few weeks, the board
will be expanded to approximate-
ly 30 members with representa-
tion of the entire West Coast of
Florida. And soon, committees
will be formed to aid in the de-
sign, to develop the philosophy
and to aid in the funding."
"While there are dozens of
nursing homes in every area,
there are only two in our entire
state that are owned and
operated by the Jewish com-
munities in which they reside.
One is River Gardens in Jackson-
ville, the other is the Jewish
Home for the Aged in Miami.
They are of the highest quality
and follow the biblical admoni-
tion, 'Honor they Father and thy
Mother.' I am so proud that they
will soon be joined by Menorah
Manor Kosher Nursing Home
should not be confused with the
proposed Bethamy Gardens
Kosher Nursing Home.
chairman for the 1982 Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign, and
Sue Schechter is the 1982
Womens Division Campaign
chairperson. Mr. and Mrs. Mur-
ray Jacobs, received recognition
on behalf of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Services' "Adopt a
Grandchild" program at the
General Assembly, were accom-
panied by that agency's director,
Mike Bernstein. Charles Ehrlich,
president of the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Pinellas Coun-
ty, also attended as did Fred
Margolis, executive director of
the center. Mr. Sylvan Orloff, a
past president of the Federation,
attended, accompanied by wife,
Jean. Pamela Tench, director of
the Golda Meir Center, was st-
anding the G A as an observer.
Over 100 workshops, four
major plenaries and six impor-
tant forums reflecting every
major issue facing Jewish
Federation at home and abroad
were included in the agenda.
The opening GA plenary ses-
sion on Wednesday evening,
Nov. 11, marked the official com-
mencement of CJF's 50th anni-
versary year. The major address
of the evening was delivered by
CJF President Morton L. Mandel
of Cleveland. The plenary also in-
cluded the premiere showing of
"50 Years," an audio-visual re-
view of the past half-century of
North American Jewish history
as seen through the eyes of CJF
past presidents. "Covenant and
Community," an original musical
composition with narrative, also
highlighted the opening plenary.
On Thursday evening, the as-
lembly convened again for a
>econd plenary session on
"American Foreign Policy and
Jewish Concerns." The Saturday
evening plenary was devoted to a
special cultural offering, and the
closing plenary session on Sun-
day morning Nov. 15 included
vidotaped highlights of the en-
tire 1981 GA.
Elaine Wolstein
Jean Malhin
Mini-Mission Set for Dec. 7
Would you know where to go if
you needed confidential help with
a problem child? Who can you
turn to for an emergency home-
These and many other
questions are answered every day
by local federation supported
agencies which provide a large
array of vital social services in
Pinellas County.
Mini-Mission 1961 will visit
and speak with these agencies
and their directors. Included will
be trips to the Jewish Day
School, the St. Petersburg Jew-
ish Community Center and the
Murray M. Jacobs Day Treat-
ment Center, where seniors are
trained in areas of self-medica-
tion, money management and job
skills so that they may remain in-
dependent citizens of the com-
Chairwomen Jean Malkin and
Elaine Wolstein urge you to hold
Monday, December 7, on your
calendar to participate I in the
Mini-Mission. They also hopT~
you will invite the men in your
family and guests to participate.
"Invitations are in the mail. We
promise you an exciting and im-
portant opportunity to become
acquainted with the local agen-
cies. We're even throwing in a
Jacobson'a Gift Certificate as a
door prize!
NAAM National Board Calls For
Increased Aliyah In Wake
Of Senate AWACS Action
reviewing last weeks Senate vote
on AWACS and Air Attack
Equipment for Saudi Arabia, the
National Board of the North
American Auyaa Movement
issued s strong statement of
regret and questioned the future
course of the American Jewish
The statement read, "It seems
obvious that the. Administration
was bunded by the supposed eco-
nomic arguments of the oil
companies, the giant contractors
doing business with Saudi Arabia
and the focal producers of the
armaments. The Administration
favored a trading partner, hostile
to all of its own democratic tra-
ditions over a stable and reliable
ally. This whole sorry episode
again demonstrates that the
voice of reason, expressed by the
organized American Jewish
Community is to be ignored and
that the alleged political power of
that community has become a
myth. Serious minded Jews, con-
:erned about their future must
now, more than ever, consider
Continued on Page 3

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the Sun Belt Council McOAlurr,
voted againat the aaia of the
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Conpaaaman MoCoUum haa
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the Sanior Citizen Savinga Pn>
taction Act (HH 4l*W), to the
Houaa of RepraaantaUvaa. If
paaaad by Congreea, aenior cit-
oena, aga 42 or older, will not
hava to pay federal income- tax on
dividenda or intereet warned on
McCollum la a native
Kloridian Ha waa born in
Uf'Kikavilla, attended achooi
therw, and earned hi* BA and law
degree frm the Univaraity of
llorida Ma eerved in the U.S.
Navy and currently ia a reaerviat
with rank of commander Before
hie election to Congreea, McCol-
lum waa a partner in the law firm
of Pitta, Eubank, and Roee, P.A.
in Orlando. Hie peat arrvioe in
dudea the chairmanahip of the
Republican Executive Committee
of Seminole County, aad mem
berahip in the Executive Council
of Orange County Bar Aaeo-
dation. He waa aelacted for
OuteUndfag Young Men of
America, and named in Whoa
Who in American Law and Whoa
Who fa American PoUtfaa.
Congreeeman McCollum livee
in Altamonte Springa with hia
, wife Ingrid and their three aona.
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of Mr Stan Frcxfeid Aa the day
before Thankagrvaxg.the program
will aleo feature a apeoal playlet
and the traditional turkey and
The Pmefiaa Coaaty Day
School receive* fmanoal aupport
from funds raiaad in the "tI
local Combined Jewish Appeal
Tnaakagrving turkey, daaa
akite. aonga of Grandmothers
houae. and guests will be part of
the festive Thanksgiving party to
be held at the Day School on
November 25.
not only be celebrating Thanks-
giving, but also the beginning of
the Jewish month of A'uieiTTt ia
on the 25 of Kitiev that the world
Jewieh community will began the
Chanukan ooaervancea
Aa ia the custom each month at
the Day School, a rabbi from the
community ia invited to apend
time with the students The guest
rabbi for Kitlev will be Rabbi
Robert Kirzner of Temple Beth
El. Rabbi Kirzner is not only in-
vited to offer abort presentations
on the Roah Chodeah theme to
the students, but to join there at
the turkey dinner.
The turkey dinner will be spec
t*Oi\mi. Not only will it honor the
holiday, but the community and
the supporters of the Day School
Stan Fraifeid. a past preaideot of
the Federation, a member of the
Day School a Board of Trusteee
and Board of Directors, and a
major force in local Jewish life
haa been rited by the Day School
for hia good works He will be
preeented a Certificate of Honor
t the affair. Also on hand that
day will be Reva Kent, the presi
dent of the Federation Mra. Kent
will act on behalf of the Fed
"ration to accept the contri-
butwna collected from the stu-
dents during the school's epring
ttedaka drive.
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explanations of policy
making iu caae at the higjai
levels. It ia afao frequently m-
vaed to the White Houae to meet
with aenior pobcy makers and the
President s political adviaorm.
AIPAC ia at work in its own li-
brary, handling research and
media requests, preparing
speeches. statements and
analyses, demonstrating that Is-
rael's case is supported by the
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key contacts with all senators
and ranraaiafaliiaa at the grass-
roots level
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From the Rabbi's Desk
Founding Rabbi, Temple Sboiom
Cincinnati, Ohio
One of the most fascinating characteristics of Jewish life is
the enormous variety of Jews that meets the eye. The State of
Israel must contend with its conspicuous heterogeneity and
more than 20 political parties for its population of some three
But the much larger American diaspora is even more varie-I
gated. Count the assimilated and the assimilating, the non-reli-:
gious and the anti-religious, along with the almost innumerable:
stages of Jewish religiosity, and one may well marvel that tha
identity of "Jew" is at all distinguishable to the most discerning
of observers.
Ernest Renan, the famous orientalist, found us almost un-1
believable. As an outsider, in his "History of Israel," he wrote: &
What a strangle people, verily made to set before us every
contrast! It gave God to the world, and barely believes in Him
... It has founded the hope of man in a kingdom of Heaven, and
all its wise men tell us that we must occupy ourselves only
about earthly things!''
An affectionate and perceptive "insider," Mendele Mokher I
Sforim, could be even more specific: "A Jew is a great paradox,
a living bundle of contrasts: wise and foolish, calculating like a
merchant and fanciful like a child, burning like fire and freezing
like ice, believer and heretic, scholar and ignoramus, meek and
conceited, bashful and arrogant, mighty and innocent, dis-
obedient and prompt performer, soft and hard, brave like a lion
and craven like a hare, kind and cruel, spendthrift and miser,
dandy and beggar."
The most modern and saintly rabbi I ever knew was
not far from the most penetrating insight when he declared: "A
Jew would be a good Jew .in proportion to the number of;
Jews he understands, on occasion serves and, if possible, loves."
The Jewish F^ridian of Pinellas County

Page 3
Campaign Chairman's Pledge
While our 1961 Campaign is
continuing and must be success-
fully concluded to assure the
availability of funds already allo-
cated to beneficiary agencies,
planning for 1962 is proceeding at
full speed.
We remind ourselves that our
CJA Federation is totally non-
political. We help people, Jews in
need wherever they may be. Our
pledge of assistance to those who
merit our care is never in doubt.
In a series of meetings attend-
ed by many community leaders, I
received the strongest re-affirma-
tion that Federation is by far the
most important of Jewish Chari-
ties in Pinellas County, that
Federation deserved ever in-
creasing support and that its re-
sponsibility will continue to grow
in the year ahead. We reviewed
the needs of our aged, under-pri-
vileged, disadvantaged and ail-
ing Jewish brothers and sisters,
as well as the requirements for
keeping our social, educational
and cultural institutions thriv-
ing. When we took into account
the impact of budget cuts by the
Federal Government of social
programs, from which Federation
Beneficiary Agencies have
benefited in the past we knew
that our 1962 challenge was to be
very great.
With much joy, I found the re-
sponse of the wonderful, warm
Senate AWACS Action
Continued from Page 1
Aliyah as their only sensible
NAAM is a grassroots or-
ganization of individuals plan-
ning to make aliyah (settle in Is-
rael). Its goal is to promote the
idea of aliyah in communities
throughout the United States
and Canada. NAAM sponsors 60
chugim /chapters) in 37 cities
throughout the continent where
olim (people planning to make
aliyah) meet to discuss their
plans by conducting workshops,
lectures and seminars on aliyah.
NAAM helps its members by
providing information and
material about job opportunities,
housing and general absorption
issues. For more information
about NAAM, call (212) PL 2-
0600, ext. 335, or write NAAM,
515 Park Avenue, New York,
'and dedicated people who serve so
selflessly in the cause of advanc-
ing the interests of the deserving,
to be unanimous. It would be un-
conscionable for anyone of us to
permit a single person to be de-
prived of a meal, or an old or sick
person left to fend alone and un-
cared for because public funds
will be unavailable. Wherever I
go and with whomever I speak it
is heartening that we have so
many people whose love is so
great for our fellow Jews here, in
Israel, in the Soviet Union, and in
other countries around the world.
So that the mission of our
Federation as umbrella for vir-
tually all of the major community
institutions in the county will be
better understood, our plans in
1982 call for the involvement of
an even larger cadre of volunteers
and a greater than ever concen-
tration of person to person con-
tact. I look forward to working
with our volunteers, our deeply
caring staff led by Gerald Rubin,
and with each and every one of
you during 1982. I pledge a year
of full service to you and I ur-
gently invite you to call on me if
you would like to join us in an
active role for Campaign 1982.
You can make a big difference for
we are truly one family.
Middle East Memo
From the wonderful folks who
brought you the 1973 oil embargo
The most alarming result of
the Reagan "victory" in the
AWACS fight is not the Saudi
decision to raise its oil prices by
$2 a barrel, or its action in cut-
ting back oil production to end
the oil glut, or its success in help-
ing OPEC get its act together,
the better to hold up the oil-con-
suming nations. (The additional
cost to the United States of the
Saudi price increase, and thus to
the U.S. balance of payments,
will be approximately $9 million a
day. or $3.28 billion a year, which
means the Saudis will be able to
pay for the largest arms package
in history in a little over two
years from their latest oil price
Nor is it even the so-called
"peace" plan of Prince Fahd,
which President Sadat called
nothing new" and which Prime
Minister Begin described as "a
plan how to liquidate Israel in
What is most troubling is the
compulsion of the Reagan Ad-
ministration to approve every ac-
tion the Saudis take and every
statement the Saudis utter.
Having invested every ounce of
his prestige and power to get the
handful of votes needed to win
the Senate majority last week,
President Reagan now feels
obliged to justify his action by
defending every move the Saudis
Thus, when the price of oil rose
to S34 a barrel, the White House
comment was that "its effect will
be to moderate the oil bills we
might otherwise have to pay,
making oil less expensive in real
terms that it is today." When the
Saudis announced they were
cutting back oil production by
500.000 barrels a day. the Ad-
ministration was silent. And
when the smoke had cleared after
the AWACS battle, the Adminis-
tration was able to announce it
had found virtue in a Saudi peace
plan that contradicts the Camp
Oavid process in every detail.
Psychologists call this neurosis
"over-identification" or "intro-
jection." As far as the Reagan
Administration is concerned, the
Royal House of Saud can do no
wrong. For if Saudi Arabia
should be perceived as anti-
American, it will reflect poorly on
the President who put so much of
himself into the Saudi position.
But there are political as well as
psychological perils in the new
infatuation with the Saudis. The
real danger is that because the
Saudis can do no wrong, the
United States must inevitably
abandon the Camp David peace
process and support the Saudi
plan instead.
Indeed, this event seems
already to have occurred when
Secretary Haig "welcomed" the
Fahd plan. (This position did not,
of course, prevent the State De-
partment spokesman from pro-
claiming that the U.S. remains
"totally committed" to the Camp
David process. The more attrac-
tive the White House finds the
Saudi plan to set up a Palestinian
state with its capital in East
Jerusalem, the more fervent we
may expect the Administration's
vows of loyalty to camp David.)
It seems clear that the Ad-
ministration's attitude toward
the Fahd plan can only encourage
the Palestinian Arabs, the Jor-
danians, the terrorist PLO, the
Syrians and Iraqis to con-
gratulate themselves for having
the wisdom and patience to hold
out against taking part in the
Camp David process. Why
should the Arab rejectionista,
still enjoying the assassination of
Sadat, do anything but sit tight?
Washington is moving in their
direction, why move toward
But if the United States breaks
faith, are other parties to Camp
David still bound?
Will Israel return the Sinai to
Egypt if the Camp David agree-
ment calling for that return is
scrapped? Or is it Administration
strategy to wait until after the
Sinai is back in Cairo's hands
before embracing the Fahd plan?
Is that likely to encourage Israel
to help the American effort to
counter Soviet expansion in the
Middle East? Is the Saudi
sheikhdom really fit to be the
pillar of American military stra-
tegy in the region? Can America
afford to fall blindly in love with
so rich but so ugly a "partner?"
These are only some of the
questions that come to mind in
examining the American obses-
sion for the "moderate" Saudis.
Perhaps the best advice to give
the President and his advisers is
that next time they feel like
jumping into bed with the
Saudis, they ought to take a cold
shower instead.
By the conference of Presi-
dents of major American Jewish
Letter to the Community
Gerald Rubin, executive director of the Jewish Federation,
is constantly made aware by the many agencies who are sup-
ported by Combined Jewish Appeal dollars of present increased
needs for service coupled with increased costs. Recently he sent
a letter to every Jew in Pinellas County who had not yet made a
gift to the 1981 campaign, stressing that every dollar counts.
The Floridian is reprinting Mr. Rubin's letter in case you may
have been missed.
I am writing to plead with you to make a gift to the 1981
Combined Jewish Appeal-Federation Campaign. I've made the
point of my letter in the first sentence! Every dollar is so impor-
tant in meeting our commitments that all gifts received will
seriously affect the human services we are presently providing.
I am aware of financially depressed times and slow business,
which affects all of us. But there are those who must go without
the basic necessities of life during periods of recession: you and I
may have to shorten our vacation and tighten our budgets, but
there are those right here in Pinellas County wno will have to do
jj without medicine and food. Our files are exploding with requests
for help, basic help for assistance in areas that, hopefully, will
never apply to you and me.
Unfortunately many (if our Jewish brothers and sisters in
Israel, where inflation is close to 200 percent, are also burdened
at this time with human survival. There are hundreds of
thousands of former refugees that the young State of Israel has
S absorbed whe regime food and clothing for themselves and their
: children who cannot go out to work. Yet. like those in Pinellas
g County, these are hard working people with a sense of pride,
gmany of whom would rather "do without" than picket and
:: parade in the streets seeking help.
You have the unique opportunity to fulfill one of the most
j:j: fundamental principles of Jewishness, to help a fellow Jew live
'" in dignity.
In my first sentence, I pleaded with you. This was so others
would not be forced to beg. Please put your tax deductible check
in the mail today.
Executive Director

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On behalf of 40 Overseas,
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needs and the Combined
Jewish Appeal, I, the
undersigned, hereby
promise to pay the sum
shown to the Pinellas
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The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County
Jewish Floridian
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Letters to the Editor
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Friday, Novefnbcr 20. 1961
Volume 2
Number 24
AWACS Footnote
We begin with a footnote. Is this
strange way to render an editorial
opinionbeginning at the end? Not really,
especially when you consider that it is a foot-
note to the AWACS story. The footnote is
really all there is to say.
The struggle lasted for six months.
President Reagan's victory. predictable by
anybody with even a scintilla of understand-
ing of the ways on Capitol HOI. was Madison
Avenue d into a defeat from the start until the
very last second. That was to make the last
second seem all the more heroic.
Suddenly, a John Wayne-type voice
issued a command for the (coveredI wagons to
form a circle. The battle of Bunkum Hill had
begun. The Senate enemy was engaged and
defeated. The President won his way.
Presumably, five AWACS planes will be
off to Saudi Arabia sometime four years
hence. After all. they are desperately needed
to stave off the Soviet's hankering after the
Persian Gulf Isn't that the story? And now
the footnote of the story:
There already are four AWACS
operating in Saudi Arabia today, these
presumably under U.S. governance. But the
Saudis are so retrograde in their attempts to
learn how to fry the planes themselves, and
because they are so poor at maintaining them,
and the repair work and spare parts necessary
to keep them flying is so high that .
Reinvestment Solidarity
If you own a State of Israel Fourth
Development Issue Savings Bond, purchased
in 1969. or a Third Development Coupon
Bond, purchased between March 1, 1966 and
February 28, 1967, your Bonds have matured
or will come due soon. (Coupon Bonds
matured March 1, 1981; the Savings Bonds
mature during the year according to date of
When you bought your Bonds, you were
demonstrating your faith in Israel. Your faith
helped create the modern industrial nation
that is Israel today.
Israel needs your investment dollars
more than ever before. By reinvesting the
proceeds of your matured Bonds, you will
help Israel's economic development and
demonstrate your solidarity with its people as
New Tax Law Provides For
'Grass Roots9 Giving

One concern often voiced by
prospective given ia their few
that the cost of affiliation is too
high. The following information
about recent changes m the tax
law may overcome this objection.
"The enactment, in the 1961
act. of a new provision permitting
charitable deductions for in-
dividuals who do not otherwise
itemize their deductions estab-
lishes an important principle
which could provide additional
grass roots" support for fed-
erations in the future. While the
immediate incentives, beginning
in 1962, for such contributions
are limited, this provision can
have substantial long range ad-
vantages. Donors who have not
had the benefit of a specific
charitable deduction in the past
because they have used the
V standard deduction" (now tech-
nically the "zero bracket
amount"), nevertheless can be.
encouraged to increase their
contributions, at least by the
amount which will be deductible
on their tax returns." (Council of
Jewish Federations)
Taxpayers who do not itemize
will now be entitled to claim
charitable deductions which
escalste from 26 percent of the
firstllOO in 1962 to a full 100
percent of all contributions by
1986. in 1962 and 1963. 26 per-
cent of the first f 100 contribution
may be deducted, up to a maxi-
mum of $25 In 1964 the limit ia
raised to 26 percent of the first
300, with a maxanum of S76. In
1986. 60 percent of all con-
tributions may be deducted and
by 1986 the full 100 percent of
contributions to charities will be
Snare your Views The Jeuxsn
Flondtan sjsjen Utters to the
editor, where readers can regular-
ly express their personal views oa
all subjects of Jewish sjsjsj, So
letter will be published unless
signed by the author. TheJessiah
Flohdutn reserves the right to
edit all letters received. The
Floridian accepts mo responsibili-
ty for the accuracy of any state-
ments contained at the letters
Dear Editor
On October 26. 1961. moat of
us went about our own business
while the seeds of Israel's
destruction were being sown in
the United States Congress. I
refer, of course, to the Saudi
Arabian Arms deal that was
passed by a vote of 64-46. The
deal in which the vaunted
Israeli Jewish Lobby" grasped
defeat in the jaws of victory.
The year is 1964 (ironic for
those who read the book). Using
their sophisticated AW AC radar
planes to detect weak spots in the
Israeli air defense system. Saudi
Arabian pilots strike deep into
Israeli, destroying most of
Israels major cities and in-
dustries. The weapon they use is
the F-15 fighter bomber, with
extra fuel tanks, all supplied by
the United States government.
The Israeli air force takes to the
skies to repel the oncoming invs-
son. but with the help of their
AWAC radar planes, the Saudis
avoid all contact and loose not
one plane. Israeli decides to send
ks crack tank corps into battle
against the Arab foe. but armed
with three of the lastest most so-
phisticated anti-tank missiles for
every one of Israeli's tanks, the
Israeli's have no chance. Holo-
caust II has begun.
This is. of course, the worst
scenerio and I. like you. pray it
will never come to be. At beet,
though. Israel has become expen
da We in American foreign policy
A new Taiwan who receives
promises of protection and
survival that are made mere lip
service. How did the situation
from 1967, when we were the
toast of the free world, deteri-
orate to such an abominable
I have some definite thoughts.
First, there is the Israeli
leadership itself. There are many
of us who sincerely dislike and
disagree with the policies of
Menachem Begin and have not
spoken out. Indeed, how could we
support such aggressive acts as
the settling of fanatical Jews in
West Bank areas that are totally
Arab in population. All in the
midst of "peace" negotiations
with Egypt. So, too, how can we
be supportive of a government
consisting of hawks and radical
religious leaders who do not even
recognize the rights of Reform
and Conservative Jews in a Jew-
ish state! But we were told that
to apeak out would be disloyal.
Who of us wanted to be accused
of that?
But the problems of Israel go
deeper than the Israeli leader
ship. Thev manifest themselves
on a national and even a local
level. They point to perhaps fatal
flaws within our own community.
What we lack ia an American
Jewish spokesperson. That man
or woman, elected by the Jewish
population of America would
apeak out on our behalf in a dear,
concise and single-minded voice
to Israel, the President of the
United States, and to our own
Congress. The idea is not without
precedent. During the Taknudic
Age in Babylonia than existed a
figure called the "Reiske
Galuta Spokeman for the
Diaspora His decisions, his
ideas, influenced the entire Baby-
lonian and world-wide Jewish
community. Such a person, such
a leader, democratically elected,
But even on a local level, we
face i problems The
Rabbis of which I am one. share
a sped portion of the blame We
are so enthralled with our own
temple, our own membership
growth, our own finances, that
we have a tendency to forget
there ia a Jewish world outside of
the walls of our office. As a
group, we often argue among
ourselves over the most petty is-
sues, and when it cornea time to
take an important ethical stand
on a crucial topic it seams moat sjf
us are far too concerned "ma
amm ha goim what will the
gentiles think." It is not all our
faults. Many of our congregants
make unreasonable demands on
our time and efforts leaving little
left in us to make attempts to
change national and international
issues Recently, three separate
young congregants came into my
office and said "Rabbi, the bulb
m the eternal light ia out." Why
couldn't they replace it? It seems
that aa long as we sermonize,
name. Bar Mkrvah. marry and
bury our congregants are happy.
But I know there is so amch more
to Jewish Hfe!
The Federation of PineUas
County is effective ... for the
twenty-five or so active members
in it. It has not been able to reach
the Jewish community at large
It has tried valiantly. It has un-
fortunately failed. To most Jews,
the UJ A and the Federation are a
hazy vision seen through translu-
cent spectacles There is no
clarity, no purpose of vision, no
As for the Jews themselves,
what can be said of them. Over
half are unaffiliated with synago-
gues or temples They tell me
they can pray at the beach or at
home They do neither. They tell
me they have no need for a rabbi,
but are the first to call me from
the hospital. They tell me they
will join when their children are
older. Twelve is too late. They tell
me many things. I shall no longer
waste my good time listening.
But there is a shining ray of
hope. It is the committed Jews of
our county. You know the ones:
they attend services regularly,
they serve as Board of Trustees,
they give their time for cake sales
and auctions, they write letters to
congressman and senators, they
give their hard earned dollars in
the midst of recession to various
Jewish causes. These are my peo-
ple. They are my life. I love them.
If only two of them were left, I
would work twenty-four hours a
day on their behalf and for their
Changes are going to have to
be made in order for us to survive
have to apeak out on conuW
tng to have to learn how to ^
It is not enough for people ioat
U-i.aynagotu. service t
"comforted." We are not J?
fortable religion. Let them
to be inspired. Let them leaved
act and to do! Petty different
between congregations jZ
munity at large. Isn't there i
long agenda of common problem
we all face as Jews? Why j, j,
never addressed? Jews will aim
have to consider a deeper spm-
tual commitment Religion u th,
center of Jewish fife. How many
of a\s values are part of our
everyday file?
In short, we need resolve. The
will to exist and be creative.
Hertxd. the author of the modern
Jewish state, said "If you wfllt,
it is no dream." Conversely,
without resolve and will none of
our dreams as Jews are possible.
Maimonides once wrote
"Awake from your slumber.
Rouse you from your lethargy."
He did not write it for the Jews of
PineUas County. Florida He
could hsve.
Dear Friend:
Life in Washington, as life in
general, moves from the sublime
to the saddening.
It was just s short time ago
that the President signed my
joint resolution into law making
Raoul Wallenberg the second
honorary citizen in American his-
tory. The moment was clearly one
of Washington's and our nation's
finest hours.
This note is written in the 1st*
afternoon following the Senate
vote on the Saudi arms package
I only wish that the realities in
the Middle East cquld be altered
as easily as votes are changed in
the United States Senate
My onlv hope at this stage is
that the American people will not
have as much cause to regret this
decision as we did an earlier one
when the Congress was stamped-
ed into approving the Gulf of
Tonkin resolution which led to
the tragedy of Vietnam
You and I, committed as wa
are to peace and stability in the
Middle East, have our jobs cut
out for us.
Member of

^jay, November 20,1981

The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
TOP Foundation Sponsors Tax Seminar
On Oct. 21, the T.O.P. Jewish
tundation, along with the
nellas County Jewish Federa-
pn Endowment Fund Commit -
and the Tamps Jewish
deration Endowment Fund
Umittee sponsored a profes-
Dnal tax seminar st the
arriott Hotel in Tsmpa. At-
the seminar were sttor-
, CP.A.'s, Trust Officers
Insurance Professionsls who
in estate and tax plan-
The professionals who at-
oded the seminar are members
the Tamps Bsy and Pinellas
ty Estate Planning Coun-
fAccording to l*s Bsrnett,
^airman of the Foundstion'a
ial and Tax Committee and
sident of the Tamps Bsy
taate Planning council, this was
le first time in many years thst
two estate planning councils
Bet for a joint program. "The
ublic relations that our Founds-
and Endowment Develop-
ed effort received from being
he promoter of this joint profes-
onal meeting will be of im-
messursble benefit in establish-
ing our Philanthropic Progrsm ss
s credible and worthwhile
Charitable Entity in the com-
munity," commented Lea.
Jerome A. Manning, a noted
tax and estate planning attorney
from New York City, who is also
an Adjunct Professor of Estate
Planning st New York University
Law School, was the keynote
speaker. Manning discussed s
number of the Estate Tsx provi-
sions of the Economic Recovery
Tax Act (ERTA), and how those
provisions not only relate to
overall estate planning, but par-
ticularly how they affect the area
of Charitable Giving.
Manning indicated in his re-
marks thst the ERTA makes
sweeping changes in the area of
estate planning all of which can
be beneficial, if handled properly
by the estate planner. In the area
of Charitable Giving, there has
been a minor dampening effect on
the tax aspects related to tradi-
tional charitable gifts as a result
of the lowering of the individual
Federation Mourns
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas County deeply mourns
the passing of Max Berman, the Chairman of Federations
Volunteer Committee. Mr. Berman was a familiar figure in the
Federation office, and his warm smile and good humor will be
missed. Our condolences to his wife Eleanor, daughters Maureen
Rosewater and Sandi Silverman and their families
The Executive Committee and Board of Federation ex-
presses their sympathy on the passing of Ivor Mills, the father
of our esteemed treasurer Elli M.A. Mills.
Chatter Box
Rabbi Sidney Lubin brought back a beautiful sterling
Torah breast plate from his recent trip to Israel. Also, he found a
novel metal statue of a rabbi who davens in the slightest breeze
. As usual, Jean Charles (the power behind Joe) organized the
kitchen committee that prepared the Yiddish style delicacies for
the JCC dinner theater. A bus full of Bay Pines veterans were
treated to a dress rehearsal performance and refreshments,
courtesy of the JCC a wonderful gesture and mitzvah .
Leonard Castle was recognized at Morton Plant Hospital by
[being named "Pink Gentleman," a honor bestowed annually on
i the outstanding volunteer. Leonard and his wife Roz give many
hon's and much love to the patients, and are among the most
devoted volunteers. Well done Leonard! Bonnie and Butch
Rubin spent a wonderful few days in Jacksonville visiting
Butch s family and enjoying the rivalry between Georgia and
Florida Happy Birthday to Richard Schneider, who cele-
brated his 80th .Mazel Tov to Kathy and Berny Maisler on
the birth of their baby daughter The Dinsfiends, Dee and
I Mel. not only planted a garden and installed a patio at their
synagogue, they also care for it personally and see that it stays
in tip top shape. That is really down-to-earth dedication .
Florida recently contributed something unusual to the State of
Israel. Alligators, 100 of them, were sent there. Nile crocodiles
were common in Palestine for years, and there was a colony of
them near Hedera until the swamps there were drained. Now
they are back, courtesy of Florida Roger and Sheila Rolfe
and children Pamela, Brian and Maria have moved into their
beautiful new home in the Countryside area. We wish them many
[years of health and happiness Congratulations to Gary
[Greenspan, M.D., son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank P. Greenspan, who
; has joined the Pulmonary Department of the Mease Clink in
Dunedin. Dr. Greenspan is s Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum
Laude graduate of Haverford College, and completed Medical
(School at the University of North Carolina. He served his resi-
[ dency at the University of Florida Medical Complex in Gaines-
\ville. and for the last two years, has been the Wintercourse
Fellow of the Florida Lung Association in Pulmonary Medicine.
Jerome A. Manning
income tax rate ceiling and the
bringing down of the Capital
Gain Tax rate ceiling. However,
according to Manning, this may
have a positive impact in the
Philanthropic area because the
donor who has been an ongoing
supporter of charities will now
have additional dollars to put
into charitable and philanthropic
areas. Manning further noted
that close attention should be
given to use of Charitable Re-
mainder Trusts (where the gift to
Charity is deferred) and Charita-
ble Lead Trusts (where the gu. to
Charity occurs first), since some
of the provisions of ERTA en-
hance the tax attractiveness of
these modes of Charitable
Joel Breitstein, foundation
director and endowment con-
sultant to the Federation told the
professional audience that the
private sector, both individuals
and corporations, are facing a
challenge in the area of philan-
thropy as a result of the Reagan
administration'8 approach to the
economy. Federal dollars that
were once used to fund various
social, educational, cultural and
other Philanthropic projects both
inside and outside the Jewish
community will be squeezed to a
trickle or cut off altogether.
Breitstein further indicated that
our Foundation and the Endow-
ment Development effort can
help donors to meet this philan-
thropic challenge, since the En-
dowment Fund program is
equipped to accept gifts which
can ultimately be used to support
charitable projects both within
the Jewish Community and out-
side our Jewish Community.
Additional programs spon-
sored by the Foundation and the
Endowment Fund Committee are
in the planning stages for presen-
tation to all of the Jewish profes-
sionals (lawyers, accountants, in-
surance professionals and the
like) in the near future.
Kosher Kitchen
Meat mixture:
l' i lbs. ground meat
1 large onion, minced
1 cup rice, raw
1 '/i tbsp. sugar
1 large onion, diced
1 large apple, pealed
2 meat bones
> '< cup raisins
water to cover cabbage rolls
4 tbsp. sugar
1' i lemons squeezed
3 medium cans tomato sauce
Prepare meat mixture and set aside Place cabbage, one at a
time, in boiling water. Separate leaves and fill each leaf with a
fpoonful of meat mixture. Roll up and place in 8 quart pot. Add
A?jh inredient and cook, covered, on small flame of 1 V% hours.
Add sauce and cook another hour. Yields 2'/, dozen.
Copyright 1981
The US is a nation of laws not men, and laws are made to be
kept, pontificates Reagan But laws are often made by
powerful, lawless men. ----------
More than constitutional questions are involved in the
probe of Cardinal Cody's use of ecclesiastical funds for s lady-
friend Granted that charity begins st home, but whose?
Before s riot in the State Prison at Attica, NY. 375 pris-
oners breakfasted in silence for some unknown reason Per-
haps the food was too vile for words.
Reagan wants to get tough with criminals and so hold back
the "jungle." Let him begin with Watt who would criminally
turn the environment wilderness into a commercial jungle.
The IRA hunger-strike is losing steam because families of
would-be martyrs are discouraging participation The strike
is faltering because it is starved for prisoners.
An observer of the Nashville school scene contends the
problem there is not busing but racism Racism by any other
name smells just the same.
Florida Power Corp. looks at wood, manure, sludge and
wind as future fuel sources Maybe then we'll be able to fuel
most of the people all the time.
Former President Nixon is moving into a posh New Jersey
home with all the suitable appointments However con-
spicuously omitted is the bar, or more appropriately, the bars.
The proposed AWACS sale has violently strained US-Israel
relations With a "best friend" like Reagan, Israel does not
need enemies. _______
Many elderly Japanese males die on packaged sex tours. .
They perish indulging a yen to live it up.
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The Jewish Floridian ofPineUas County
Organizations In the News
The Adult Education Commit-
tee of Congregation Beth Shalom
in CTearwatui will hold it* first
breakfast forum on Sunday. Nov.
22. at 10 a.m. at the Synagogue's
Social Hail.
The speaker will be Mr. Arnold
Bremen, Executive Director of
PACT. (Performing Arts Center
and Theatre). He will speak on
"The Performing Arts and its
Impact on Our Community."
Donation is $2.50 per person
and reservations are requested
Please contact Elaine Stern at
393-7969, or mail check to the
Synagogue office at 1325 S. Bel-
cher Rd. Clearwater. FL 33516.
This coming year Rabbi Peter
Mehler will conduct Adult Edu-
cation Classes under the auspices
of the Adult Education Commit
tee at Congregation Betb
Shalom, Clearwater.
These will be on timely and in-
novative subjects of interest to
all. Classes will be held on the
first and third Tuesday of each
month, beginning in November
at 7:30 p.m. The format of the
classes will be one half hour lec-
ture, coffee break, followed by in-
formal discussions. Lay people
will be present to discuss their
views on the particular subject
being discussed.
The following is a list of dates
and subjects:
Nov. 24 The Death Penalty
- The Jewish View, by Mr.
Charles Ehrlich. Attorney
Dec. 1-15 The Women's Role
in Modern Jewish Community
Jan. 5-19 Abortion The
Jewish View
Feb. 2-16 Internal Contro-
versy Israel Orthodox.
Conservative Reform
March 2-16 The Jew Reborn
Conversion from Christianity
April 6-20 Children of the
Holocaust: The Second Genera-
Mene Gab
The Mens Club of Beth Sholom
will have its monthly breakfast
on Sunday. Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.
Meeting will be preceded by serv-
ices at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker
on Dec. 6 is Mr. O. Ray Gussler
of O. Ray Gussler and Asso-
ciates. His topic is "Investments
for the Retiree.'' Donation is $2.
The temple is located at 1844
54th St. S.Gulfport
New Members
New members are needed for
the choir at Congregation Beth
Shalom in Clearwater.
If you like to sing and partici-
pate in this activity, please come
to rehearsal at the Synagogue.
1325 S. Belcher Rd.. on Thursday
evenings at 7 p.m. Cantor Jonah
Binder would like to have at
many people as possible. The
reportoire consists of Yiddish
and Hebrew folk songs, theatre
songs, musical comedy as well a*
liturgical musk.
We need your assistance. You
do not have to be a great singer
If you would like to spend an
hour and a half in musical de-
light, come this Thursday eve-
Sponsors Biago
On Wednesday. Nov. 4. the
Abe Ader Post 246 of the Jewish
War Veterans held the first in a
series of Bingo games it will
sponsor at the Christopher
Columbus Lodge and Auxiliary.
400 49th St. S.. St. Petersburg.
Mr. Frank Lee, President of
the lodge ran the games, with the
seaislaim of Joe Charles and Vic
Greenberg Harold Salkey was
relief caller Coffee was served all
evening gratis, and refreshments
were available at minimal prices.
The carry bird games begin at 7
p-m.. and regular Bingo starts at
8. The Abe Ader Post will host
the Bingo games every Wednes-
day night.
McEUigott Speaks
The new Director of the Bay
Pines Medical Center. Richard
McEUigott. will be guest speaker
at the Sunday morning breakfast
social of the Jewish War
Veterans. Abe Ader Post 246, on
Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the JCC.
8167 Elbow La. N St. Peters-
burg. Cost is S2 per person and
proceeds go to the Building
Fund. Mr. McEUigott earned the
Degree of Master of Public
Health from the Yale University
School of Medicine. His career
with the Veterans Administraton
reads like a Who's Who success
story. He began as a trainee in
1968. and served in various
capacities untill becoming
asaistanddirectorof Bay Pines in
1979. After a short time at the V
A Medical Center in Cincinnati,
he was named director of Bay
Pines in 1981. Mr. McEUigott
lives in Seminole with his wife
and two children.
Paul Sureasky Post 409
On Friday. Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.,
The Beth Shalom Synagogue in
Clearwater, hosted to the Jewish
War Veterans Paul Surenskv
Post 409. Clearwater
The veterans joined the con-
gregation with the presenting of
arms, and an address by Com-
mander Joe Stern, relating to
Veterans Day. This was the
eighth year that Veterans Day
has been recognized at
Congregation Beth Shalom, by
Hazxan Jonah Binder chanted
the El Mole Rachamim. the
song to commemorate the dead.
After services an Oneg Shab-
bat followed, sponsored by the
Jewish War Veterans Post 409.
Post 246 in St. Petersburg and
Post 505 in Port Richey were in-
vited to attend this service.
New Memebers' Sabbath
Beth Chai Svnagoeue cele-
brated Sev Member s Sabbath
on Friday evening Nov. 6. Twelve
new families were welcomed into
the synagogue's greater family.
A special Sabbath Oneg was ten-
dered by the Beth Chai sister-
hood in honor of all new mem-
bers. Services take place every
Friday at 8 p.m.. every Saturday
morning at 9:30 a.m.. at which
time Rabbi Sherman Kirshner
leads a discussion on the weekly
Torah (Bible) reading, with
dialogue between the Rabbi and
Confirmation class meets with
Rabbi Kirshner every Monday at
4 p.m.: Bar-Bat Mitzvah class
every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.: He-
brew High School class meets
with the rabbi on Wednesdays at
4:45 p.m. Any student interested
in furthering his or her Jewish
education, please contact Rabbi
Kirshner about attending classes.
Hebrew Literacy Campaign
The following people have
volunteered to teach in our He-
brew Literacy Campaign:
Lou Rosen will teach Monday
mornings, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.;
Isaac Broido will teach Mon-
day evenings, from 7:30-9:30
Clara Broido will teach Tues-
day afternoons from 4-6 p.m.;
Meyer Bernstein will teach
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30
Carrie Heller will teach
Wednesday afternoons from 4-6
Michael Berth will teach
Wednesday evenings from 7:30-
9:30 p.m.;
Dan Epstein will teach Thurs-
day evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bemice Brassier will teach
Sunday mornings from 10-12
Debbie Frankel will teach Sun-
day evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Registrations will still be ac-
cepted for any of the above
Friendship Club
The Golda Meir Friendship
Gub, which meets every Monday
at the Golda Meir Center. 302 S.
Jupiter St.. Clearwater. will hold
a picnic and womens fishing con-
test on Monday Nov. 23 at Philipi
Park Safety Harbor at 12. Games
are planned and prizes will be
awarded for the biggest fish
caught. Members and guest are
The club will meet for a social
get together at the Golda Men-
Center on Nov. 30 at 1 p.m.
Members and guests are wel-
Over 40
On Saturday night Nov. 21, a
dinner theatre is planned at the
Jewish Community Center in St.
Petersburg.The presentation will
be "Butterflies Are Free $10
per person. For reservations
Gladys Osher. 866-2007. or
Lillian Brecia. 5773105.
Dr. Wemstein Speaks
On Sunday morning. Dec. 20.
Dr. David Weinstein will speak in
the social hall of Temple R'nai
Israel. His topic will be The
History of Judaic Ideas.'' at this
time he will be discussing with
the Clearwater Community the
outlook of the future of Judaic
studies in this area.
Dr. Weinstein is currently
President of Spirtus College of
Judaica in Chicago. He is a re-
nowned scholar in Hebrew and
Judaic studies, both biblical and
We look forward to hearing Dr.
Weinstein speak and hope you
will join us for coffee hour that
the sisterhood will be sponsoring
in his honor.
PH. 381-4911
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During the cold northern win-
ter, when colleges are having
their mid-semester interim, Tem-
ple B'nai Israel will hold its first
collegiate Winterim. This will be
a series of educational weekends
On Sunday morning, Dec. 20,
Dr. David Weinateini will speak
m the social hall on the "History
of Jewish Thought." Dr. Wein-
stein is President of Spertus Col-
lege of Judaica in Chicago. He is
a renowned scholar in Hebrew
and Judaic studies, both biblical
and modern.
At 10 am. on Dec. 20 Sister-
hood will sponsor a coffee hour,
followed by Dr. Weinstein's
During the first weekend in
January, Daria Fane will conduct
a three-part series on the current
situation in Israel and the Mid-
On Friday Jan. 1, she will
speak from the pulpit on "Reli-
Friday, November 2n 198J
in the Mid.
and Politics
On Saturday afternoon. W i
ak in the '-
social hall
Commg Year." This will btfci
towedby a Havdal. servic*%
refreshments sponsored by fi
terhood. a*
On Sunday morning. Jto a
show original slides of phT
journalism she has done in hw
and the surrounding countri*
Daria Fane is currently with
the International Peace AcadeZ
of the United Nations 3Zg
doctoral student in the School <#
International Studies of Cobnv
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We will have additional oft
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y, November 20. 1981
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
'age 7
NAAM Holds Regional Conference
;jvy Chapman was one of 20
nbers of the North American
lb Movement to attend
f^M's Southern Reaion Ynn\
C^ (Conference!. The Coik
Lnce took place Nov. 8, in
Lmi Beach. One of the main
kers at the Conference was
thanan Simon, Director of
Uai Aliyah for the World
m9t Organization's Israel
Bar Mitzvah

off Wax Sulkes
icott Wax Sulkes, son of Mr.
Mrs. A.A. Sulkes, will be
I to the Torah as a Bar Mitz-
at Temple B'nai Israel,
vater on November 21.
[Scott is an eighth grade stu-
nt at the Kennedy Middle
where he is a member of
i Honor Roll. His interests in-
de playing the guitar, and
nes and puzzles. Scott is a
nber of the Temple B'nai Is-
1 Religious School.
|Mr. and Mrs. Sulkes will host
e Oneg Shabbat in honor of the
.sKin A luncheon following
ces wUl be held at Temple
fnai Israel.
cial guests will include
btts grandmothers Florence
and Sophie Sulkes. Friends
relatives from Baltimore,
bmia, and South Florida,
also attend, including Mr.
Mrs. Ben Chinitz, Shirley
ptner, Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon
stock, and Mr. and Mrs. M.
paafl Fergenbaum
Mitchell Russell Fergenbaum,
iof Mr. and Mrs. Mel Fergen-
**. celebrated his Bar Mitz-
t Temple B'nai Israel,
water, on November 14.
Mitchell is a student in the Bar
tivah class of B'nai Israel, and
i member of the Junior Youth
[3t ? "'tends the Seminole
dle School where he is in the
Wh grade. Mitchell is a mem-
of the Warhawks Soccer
m and the Safari Camp of the
Jen Community Center.
F\ and Mrs. Fergenbaum
[*i a reception at Spoto res-
JW m honor of the occasion.
orating with Mitchell were
| Pandparents from Montreal
J*1" fergenbaum and Mr.
irrv ** Goldberg, Uncle
i Fer?enbaum from
K. ?S *>"* from
"treal and Miami.
"Tnuat Aliyah (the Aliyah
Movement) must be the move-
ment which creates the right at-
the United States and Canada,'
aid Mr Simon. "The World
Aliyah Movement can never
2* ,,t8 S ****** "*3
the help and strength of the
North American Aliyah Move-
Much of the Conference was
devoted to strengthening and
activating the leadership of
NAAM's chugim in the Southern
region. David Nemtzov,
NAAM's Southern Regional
Vice-President, commented on
NAAM'8 efforts by saying, "We
expect to dramatically increase
the effectiveness of NAAM's
programming and outreach
efforts across the country."
"The time has come for us to
take the idea of aliyah out of the
closet." said NAAM's newlv
elected president Zipporah Liben.
"We must put aliyah on the
agenda of every Jewish organiza-
tion. NAAM is here to serve this
NAAM is a grassroots organi-
zation of individuals planning to
make aliyah (settle in Israel). Its
goal is to promote the idea of
aliyah in communities through-
out the United States and
Canada. NAAM sponsors 60
chugim (chapters) in 37 cities
throughout the continent where
olim (people planning to make
aliyah) meet to discuss their
plans by conducting workshops,
lectures and seminars on aliyah.
NAAM helps its members by
providing information and
material about job opportunities,
housing and general absorption
issues. For more information
about NAAM, call Rivy Chap-
man (813) 360-1229 or write her
at 5830 Bahama Way, St. Peters-
burg, FL 33706.
Community Calendar
Monday/ Nov. 23
Senior Friendship Club, JCC, Board 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1-4
p.m. Golda Meir Friendship Club, 1 -4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 24
B'nai B'rith Women, Clearwater, Meeting 8 p.m. Sisterhood,
B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Board Meeting 12:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Men, Olan Lodge 1246, Meeting 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Beth Shalom, Clearwater, Board Meeting 8 p.m. Mens Club,
Beth Shalom Clearwater, Board Meeting 7 p.m. Social Club,
Beth Shalom, Clearwater, 1 p.m. Hebrew High, B'nai Israel St!
Petersburg, 7-9 p.m. Aliyah Hadassah Board Meeting 10 a.m.
Aviva Hadassah Board Meeting NCJW, St. Petersburg,
Meeting 12 noon.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Happy Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 27
ORT, St. Pete Afternoon, Gift Wrap Tyrone Mall, through Dec.
Saturday, Nov. 28
Sunday, Nov. 29
Brotherhood, Ahavat Shalom, Breakfast Meeting USY, Beth
Shalom Clearwater, 7 p.m. Brotherhood, Temple Beth El,
Breakfast Meeting Ladies Auxiliary, Abe AderPost 246, Break-
fast Meeting.
Monday, Nov. 30
Senior Friendship Club, JCC 1-4 p.
Friendship Club 1-4 p.m.
* Golda Meir Senior
Tuesday, Doc. 1
Sisterhood, Beth Shalom Clearwater Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Sisterhood, B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg Meeting 12:30 p.m. St.
Petersburg Afternoon ORT, Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Doc. 2
Suncoast Social Club, Beth Shalom Clearwater 1 p.m.
Sisterhood, Beth Chai, Board Meeting 8 p.m. Sisterhood
Luncheon, Beth El Brotherhood Board Meeting, Temple Beth El
- 7:30 p.m. Hebrew High, B'nai Israel St. Petersburg 7-9 p.m.
Clearwater-Safety Harbor Hadassah, Board Meeting 9:30
a.m. St. Petersburg Hadassah Board Meeting 10:30 a.m.
Shoshana Hadassah Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Thursday,Doc. 3
Senior Friendship Club, JCC 1-4 p.m. Adult Education 8-10
p.m. B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg ORT, St. Petersburg Evening,
Board Meeting NCJW, Suncoast Chapter, Board Meeting 9:45
Friday, Doc. 4
ORT, Pinellas Suncoast Morning Chapter, Meeting 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5
B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg Event 8 p.m. St. Petersburg
Hadassah Major Gifts 8 p. m.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Mens Club, Beth Shalom Clearwater, Breakfast Meeting USY,
Beth Shalom Clearwater 7 p.m. Mitzvah Mens Club, B'nai
Israel, St. Petersburg, Brunch 10 a.m. Mens Club, Beth
Sholom, Gulfport, Breakfast Meeting 10a.m. Suncoast NCJW
Asolo Party-2 p.m.
Israel Bonds
And Securities
Discount Broker
Call collect tor Harold Litwin
Religious Directory
400 S Pasadena Ave St Petersburg 33707 Rabbi David
SussKind Rabbi Robert Kirzner Sabbath Services: Friday everting
at 8 p.m. Tel. 347-6136.
Congregation BETH SHALOM-Conservative
1844 54 St. S., St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Tel. 321
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL Conservative
301 59 St N., St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luski Sabbath
Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.: Sunday 9 a.m.:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.: and evening Mlnyan Tel. 381-4900. 381-4901.
8400 125 St. N., Seminole 33542 Rabbi Sherman P. Kirshner
Sabbath Services : Friday evenings 8 p.m. : Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Tel 393-5525.
1325 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33516 Rabbi Peter Mehler Sab-
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday morn-
ing Mlnyan 9 a.m. Tel. 531-1418.
1685 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 33516 Rabbi Arthur
Baseman Sabbath Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m., Saturday
10:30 a.m. Tel.531-5829
P.O. Box 1096, Dunedin 33528 Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Ser-
vices: Friday evening 8 p.m. Tel. 734-9428.

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Friday. November!
*fi> Center Pa^e'
JCC Iiuiii h drJ t< thiti< *
The Jewish Community Center of Pinellas
is a major beneficiary of funds raised in thi
Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Hillel Sponsors Films
Dec. 2 FILM "Mad Adven-
tures Of Rabbi Jacob" LET 103
Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 Dr. Ailon Shiloh
11:30 a.m. on Sunday during the
Bagel Brunch.
New Years Week-End Party
The Senior Friendship Club of
the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg is accepting
reservations for its New Years
Week-End Party to be held on
Sunday, Jan. 3, 1982.
Kosher catered sit-down, full
course dinner: Free set-ups 5:30
p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m.;
Dancing Musk Entertainment
Members $9, Non-Members -
To make reservations, contact
Alma Gertner 345-0690.
Aerobic classes are held every
What if we were lost in the forest? Would Hansel be brave enough
to show us the way back home?" Children's Drama classes are being
given every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6p.m. at the JCC, 8167
Elbow Lane N., St. Petersburg. For information call 344-5795.
Interior Design students working on a project at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center, 8167 Elbow Lane No., St. Pete. Classes are held every
Monday from 8-10 p.m. For further information call 344-5796.
Moms and Tots share their experiences while exploring together at the
Jewish Community Center Mother-Toddler playgroup.
The Senior Friendship Club of the Jewish Community Center enjoyed
the Holiday with danish, fruit, honey, coffee and juice. 40 members
attended the function which was held on October 15.
French students planning a trip to Paris, at the Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow Lane No., St. Petersburg. Parlez vous Francois?
Classes are held on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. For information, call 344-
Tuesday and Thursday evening
at the Jewish Community Center,
8167 Elbow Lane North, St. Pe-
tersburg, from 6-7 p.m. Classes
are continuous and run on a
monthly basis.
The Jewish Community Center
will be starting a morning class
on Tuesday and Thursday from
If you are interested in any of
these classes, please call Ann
Lardner at 344-5795.
JCC Needs Volunteers and
Participation in Bingo
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter, in order to meet its expenses,
has joined with the Jewish War
Veterans in starting Bingo on
Wednesday evenings at the
Christopher Columbus Club on
400 49th Street South. St. Pe-
tersburg. The community is
invited to attend. enjo\ them-
sehn B, anil in doing 80
support our Center Bingo will be
Kurl> Bird i to ^ D.m regular
game H p.m. to finish Diore will
11 games a night for 825, plus
1100 Jackpot
I specially important, we Dead
volunteers to work the Bingo on a
once a month basis from 6:30 to
11 p.m. For further information
and if you wish to volunteer,
please call the JCC office. 344-
On Nov. 21, the JCC auditorium in Tampa will be a place for
to come as the DANCEMAKERS perform ethnic, jazz, p
modern dance numbers including the "Song of Isiah" and "1
Led by their three director-choreographera (Barton Murnawl
Rose, and Lais), the dance company will perform both claseici
and new choreography. Members of the company include: P '
Uns, Maggie Cortez, Victoria D'Angelo, Nancy Feagana,
Gallagher, Fred Oliva, and Cynthia Pike.
General Admission tickets to the 7 pjn. performance are
12 price for those under six or over 60. Center members ah
membership cards will receive a discount. Tickets will be
door and seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
The intergenerational appeal of this dance program will
both for family entertainment and individual appreciation.
The JCC in Tampa is located at 2808 Horatio St., two blc
McDill. between Swann and Azeele. It can be reached from as
to Tampa.
Primdsktpt iirv formed at the JCC Kindercare play^rvup.
learninff to share toys and hugs.
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