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uem'stj Floridian
Of Pinellas County
2 Number 26
St. Petersburg, Florid.-Friday. December 4.1981
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Price 10 Cents

Joel Breltstein
Endowment Consultant
Executive Director
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation
\st of a two-part irks)
I What is the Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA7)
/hen I first heard the letters, E.R.T.A., sounded out to form
acronum ERTA, it sounded like a frog in the moonlight
JTA, ERTA similar to Ribit, Ribit!} However, as the
(station unfolded and it became the law of the land, I soon
.ned that rather than frog sounds, it was the Reagan Ad-
listration's new economic drumbeat that attempts to march
populous and the federal government out of its financial
Id rums.
|n this first part of a two-part article I would like to generally
_ew some of the aspects of the legislation that affect the area
[charitable Giving. In the second part of this series I will re-
a few specific types of charitable gifts that can be made
lore the end of 1961, resulting in significant income tax
vings for the donors who are in the 50 percent and above in-
oetax bracket for 1981.
["he Economic Recovery Act (ERTA) has produced some of
most sweeping changes in our Federal Tax Law in recent
^tory. The legislation will affect all of us, regardless of our tax
tcket. As a consequence of the legislation, the majority of
iich takes effect January 1,1981, there are significant income
savings that can be achieved by making Charitable Gifts
ing 1981, rather than deferring them to subsequent years.
tiis is not to say, however, that there will not be income tax and
tax incentives for gifts made in 1982 and thereafter. As a
jitter of fact some of the tax provisions make it as profitable, if
It more profitable, to make charitable gifts in 1962 and beyond.
kt, 1981 does present some bonus opportunities that one will
tt see again when the bell tolls heraldina 1982.
The r.conomic Kecovery Tax Act touches virtually every area
Federal Taxation personal, corporate, gift and estate. In
is of charitable giving perhaps the most important
ingesare: 1)- Lowering of the maximum income tax rate from
i percent to 60 percent; V Reduction of the Capital Gains tax
tte from 28 percent to 20 percent; 3) The unlimited marital
faction in estates; 4) The phaeed-in federal estate tax credit
i Six Hundred Thousand (1600,000,) as well as the overall
Auction in estate and gift tax rates; and 6) The increase in the
>unt of charitable gifts that can be made by corporations that
i be used to reduce corporate income tax.
Of these five changes, the most important in terms of income
savings during 1961, is the lowering of the maximum income
_ bracket from 70 percent to 50 percent The following simple
[lustrations will show you the difference in making a $1,000
sh gift in 1981 versus 1982. The illustration assumes a married
>uple filing iointlv-
taxable Income After Tax Cost of 1.000 Gift
1981 1962
20.000 300 600
-, This simple table tells you one thing if you will be in the 50
[percent tax bracket or above for the calendar year 1981, it would
| be wise to make as large charitable gift as you can before year
lend If the Charitable Gift or Gifts exceed the maximum charit-
I able income tax deduction limit that you could take on your
return for 1981, you would be entitled to carry forward the
balance as a charitable income tax deduction for up to five
I succeeding years.
The above examples would be even more dramatic if you used
long term (held more than 12 months) appreciated property to
nnke vour gift. Not only is your income tax charitable deduction
bued on the market value of the property, but you avoid
having to pay any Capital Gains Tax on the difference between
ywr basis (what you bought the property for) and the appre-
ostsd value. Even though the Capital Gains tax rate has been
iwhiced, effective June 9. 1981, from 28 percent to 20 saeat,
thii would still be s significant tax ssving. In either event (cash
Hfl or gift of long term apprecieted property) you may carry
over your charitable income tax deduction for up to five yean tf
you exceed the maximum allowable urn* in the year of the gilt.
It is important to note that by eetabliehing an to^"?*
Gift with the T.O.P. Jewish Foundation for the benefit of your
Federation a Community Endowment Fund Program, you ww
I* s charitable income tax deduction in s year when it rosy
uet beneficial to you. Given these economic realities and the
Costumed on Page 2
Timerman Alleged Conspiracy Against Him
Jacob Timerman, exiled
Argentine newspaperman and
outspoken proponent of human
rights, declared the American
campaign to discredit him was
organized by Cerl Gershman,
Assistant to American UN Am-
bassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. In
an extensive interview published
in The Jewish Veteran, Timer-
man named Gershman as the or-
chestrater of published criticism,
by Irving Kristol, William Buck-
ley, and others, who have denied
Timerman's accusations.
Timerman alleged that attacks
against him began after he re-
fused to meet with Ernest Le-
fever during Senate hearings on
Lefever's nomination as Assist-
ant Secretary of State for Human
Rights. Many have credited
Timerman's opposition as a ma-
jor reason compelling Lefever to
withdraw his name from con-
sideration for this position.
Timerman also cited another
contributing factor to what he
calls the "neo-conservative cam-
paign" against him: the two
conversations he had with Mrs.
Kirkpatrick where they disagreed
about human rights policies.
Timerman did not agree with
Kirkpatrick's distinction between
human rights violations in
"totalitarian" and "authoritar-
ian" regimes, believing that hu-
man rights issues transcend any
form of government. In The Jew-
ish Veteran interview, he further
declared, "You cannot separate
anti-Semitism from a general
situation of human rights. It's
the same in the Soviet Union, in
Cuba, or in Argentina."
Timerman defined anti-Semi-
tism in the interview as "the
silence of the Jews when they are
attacked." He argued that s
policy of "quiet negotiation" to
deal with anti-Semitism has
never worked historically, and he
stated, "... every time you fight
it is the only wey to produce re-
sults. Every time you are silent,
you are in the hands of your ene-
Timerman's own silence about
his connection with David
Gravier has been the source of
much criticism against Timer-
man. David Gravier, a principal
financial partner in Timerman's
Argentine newspaper, Lai
Opinion, has been accused of em-
bezzling some $50 million from
the American Bank and Trust
Company and of financing the
Montoneros, an Argentine, Com-
munist, Terrorist organization.
Gravier was declared dead by a
New York Judge two years ago,
but his family has been jailed in
Argentina "without any accu-
sations" according to Timerman.
In The Jewish Veteran interview,
Timerman maintained that Gra-
vier's problems had nothing to do
with his own. He also argued
Gravier a innocence end claimed
the Argentine government cre-
ated the Gravier affair to "cover
up another scandal about Ar-
gentina's selling nuclear tech-
nology to Musmmar Qadaffi" of
Timerman also discussed Ar-
gentina's future, Argentina-Is-
raeli relationships, as well as hie
personal experiences in Ar-
gentina and his life since his re-
lease from jail A limited number
of free copies of this interview are
available; send your name and
address to: Managing Editor,
The Jewish Veteran, 1712 New
Hampshire Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20009.
Dear Community Members:
Your pledge to our 1981 Cam-
paign was a significant and wel-
come demonstration of your con-
cern for the quality and con-
tinuity of Jewish life around the
globe. Now it is time for you to
take the next important step.
You should know that last
year's income from our campaign
fell short of projections. Because
pledges were not paid promptly,
we were unable to provide a time-
ly and adequate flow of cash to
sustain the lifeline that extends
to Jews in need in Israel and in 30
countries worldwide.
As a result, budgets were cut,
services reduced end funds bor-
rowed to fill the gap money
that must be repaid st today's
burdensome interest rates. Be-
cause we did not do enough, 1961
has been a year of denial for mil-
lions of our people:
There were No additional
youngsters enrolled in Youth
Aliyah programs that provide
vital skills for life end work;
There was No additional de-
velopment of settlements in the
Negev for the pioneering families
of the Sinai who must be re-
located under the peace treaty
with Egypt;
There were No pre-settlements
established in the Galilee and
existing settlements were only
minimally maintained;
There was No expansion of
human and financial programs
for Israel's growing population of
elderly, and
There were No funds to ex-
tend the cultural, social and
economic programs of Project
Renewal into additional dis-
tressed neighborhoods.
Your pledge, ae important as it
is, is not enough to turn s year of
denial into a year of fulfillment.
The hard reality that we must
face is that we can make a dif-
ference in the quality of life for
our people only if we provide ade-
quate cash. And provide it i
By paying your pledge you
provide tht means to turn
promises into realities. Last sum-
mer we promised the people of
Israel we would raise S310 million
in cash nationally by December
31. That promise must be kept.
You can help us keep it.
Please pey your pledge today.
CJA General Campaign
P.S. New tax laws provide you
substantial savings when you
pay your pledge before December
On behalf of 40 Overseas,
National and Local Jewish
needs and the Combined
} Jewish Appeal, I, the
undersigned, hereby Address______
promise to pay the sum ______
shown to the Pinellas
County CJAU JA Campaign. Phone Number
1981 TheSumOf_
PLEDGE Signed:--------

Check Enclosed for $
Please Bill Me
pram mall to Campaign HaadquartaH, 302 S. Jupltar Ava^ Claamatar 33515

The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Frahy, December
Robing Money Is the Means
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
Statement of Mr. Arye L. Dal-
rin. Chairman of the World Zion-
ist Executive and the Jewish
Agency at the Executive Meeting
on August 20.
Out of deep concern for the
continued exit of Soviet Jews and
in the certain knowledge that the
drop-out phenomenon brings
about the dosing of the gates of
the USSR, it has been decided to
take the following steps:
1. As previously, all arrivals in
Vienna shall be directed to the
2. Similarly, those continuing
to Israel will be taken care of as
3. Drop-outs who declare that
they have a parent, a child and-or
a spouse in Western countries
will be transferred to Rome after
their declaration has been
validated and will come under the
care of HI AS or the Joint, should
they so desire.
4. We shall not deal with the
transfer of the drop-outs to any
destination other than Israel.
Q. What does the term 'first
degree relation' mean?
A. The term "first degree rela-
tion." in the accepted sense,
refers to the closest state of con-
sanguinity, that is family ties, as
in the case of parents and their
children. But, in carrying out this
decision it is taken for granted
that spouses are also included in
its scope.
Q. Why are brothers and sis-
ters excluded from the list of first
degree relations entitled to
receive aid?
A. There is no way to avoid
setting criteria. By their very
nature, all criteria are somewhat
The gravity of the situation
the drastic reduction in the num-
bers of those allowed to leave the
Soviet Union and the growth of
those dropping out renders the
use of any other criteria unwieldy
and ineffective.
Q. How can degree of family
relation be validated? How much
time is required? Won't the new
terms of eligibility lead to
corruption and trafficking in
A. Validation doesn't require
the presentation of any
documents at all. Validation will
be accomplished by means of a
t^m. l y in
i m \ ^
^^^H T>/flB.
r < J
f n
After a separation of 25 years behind the Iron Curtain, this brother
and sister are reunited in Israel with the aid of UJA.
data bank which contains details
on every individual requesting
exit. This information will be
maintained by those bodies con-
cerned with the Aliya of Soviet
It is assumed that only in
limited cases will additional
investigation be necessary (a
visit to the home of a first degree
relative by some member of the
aliya apparatus team). The whole
procedure can be concluded in 24
to 48 hours.
Q. How will Soviet Jews find
out about the new arrangements?
A. A news report by the BBC
carried the story on the day of its
enactment. This information is
also conveyed by Kol Yisrael's
overseas service. Reports of the
most recent arrivals to Vienna
reveal that Soviet Jews knew of
the decision the day after it was
Q. What is the status of Jews
leaving the Soviet Union?
A. The exit of a Jew from the
USSR is enabled by the fact that
he possesses an Israeli entry visa
which confers the right to acquire
Israeli citizenship.
A Jew who leaves the Soviet
Union under these circumstances
is not a refugee, but an oleh (im-
migrant) with the potential
status of an Israeli citizen. Act-
uating this potential is his or her
option entirely. (The fact that the
emigrant must relinquish Soviet
citizenship has no bearing on the
Q. How did World Jewish or-
ganizations react to the change in
policy vis-a-vis the drop-outs?
Were they consulted before the
A. Numerous consultations
and contacts were carried out be-
tween the Chairman of the Jew-
ish Agency-WZO and the heads
of the Jewish organizations con-
cerned with this matter.
The Presidium of the Bruxelles
Conference, which represents
World Jewry in all matters con-
cerning Soviet Jewry, decided on
June 4 as follows:
"The Presidium reaffirms the
primacy of return to the Jewish
homeland as essential both for
the revival of Jewish national
consciousness in the Soviet
Union, as well as the essence of
the struggle to secure the prin-
ciple of "Let my People Go."
To this end the Presidium calls
upon the Chairman to appoint a
committee that would meet with
the communities and
organizations who share our
concern and responsibility, with a
view to devising ways and means
to ensure that Jewish emigration
on Israeli visas from the USSR
be directed to Israel."
The committee, established by
a decision of the Presidium, is
composed of 15 distinguished
members who are reknowned for
their moderation and sense of
responsibility. The Chairman of
Continued on Page 10
What's in the Name JWB?

On April 9, 1917 three days
after America entered World War
I JWB was created by the
American Jewish community to
serve the religious, morale and
welfare needs of Jews in the U.S.
armed forces.
At that time, what JWB was
doing was considered "welfare
work," and that was part of
JWB's name. Later the name was
changed to "Jewish Welfare
Board, U.S. Army and Navy."
But JWB's function expanded,
and the concept of "welfare"
changed. In 1921, JWB became
the national service body for both
YMYWHAs (later Jewish Com-
munity Centers) and Jewish per-
sonnel in military service.
JWB continued to expand. It
added Jewish culture, amateur
sports, camping and Jewish
scouting to its already broad
range of services. In 1944, the
name was officially changed to
"National Jewish Welfare
The symbol "JWB" became
widely known and engraved upon
the memories of vast numbers of
servicemen as that of an agency
... ii brought aid, comfort and
solace in times of great stress.
But the organization has gone
far beyond the "national," and
"welfare" has come to mean
something completely different
from what it meant in the begin-
ning. Small wonder that numer-
ous attempts were made to
change the name.
Finally, as a result of diligent
efforts of JWB's Committee on
Public Interpretation, the JWB
Board of Directors approved the
recommendation that, for all
practical purposes, the name
simply be "JWB."
Other organizations are known
only by letters why not JWB?
Still the question persists: "But
what does JWB stand for?" The
best answer is "Jewish well-be-
ing." That is what JWB really
stands for the well-being of all
Jews, whether they be in the
civilian community or military
The slogan of JWB is -In-
volved with the Quality of Jewish
Life WorldwieU." That says
it all: JWB is central to the
preservation and quality of Jew-
ish life as the association and
major service agency for about
375 Jewish Community Centers,
YM and YWHAs, and camps in
North America serving more
S-12-4-t /
than one million Jews; as the
U.S. government-accredited
agency for providing the reli-
gious, Jewish educational and
morale needs of Jewish military
personnel, their families and pa-
tients in Veterans Administra-
tion hospitals; as the sponsor of
the Jewish Book Council, and
Jewish Musk Council; and as an
agency that conducts a vast ar-
ray of programs designed to
strengthen the bonds between
North America and Israel.
The symbol of JWB has al-
ways been a Star of David. The
new logotype is composed of the
name JWB and a modern version
of the Jewish star.
What's in a name? What's in a
symbol? What's in the name
It's an easy name to remember
and an attractive, clean-looking
symbol of Jewish identity.
Behing that logo is a dedicated
multi-faceted Jewish communal
organization working for the well-
being of Jews wherever they may
JWB is a major beneficiary of
the Combined Jewish Appeal
Continued from Page 1
opportunities presented during 1981. NOW is the time to mak,.
gift which can be used for future charitable purposes.
(In Part Two of this series we will look at a few specific wi
to make 1961 more profitable to you by making a gift toth!
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation for the benefit of the Pinellas Count!
Federation Endowment Fund.)
ifhis column is written as a service to provide general i*
formation to the public about the Endowment Fund ProgrJ^
Information contained herein is not designed as legal or tai
\ advice. I
You can save up to $6,320* of
your taxable income by paying your
1981 UJA/community campaign
pledge by December 31.
And you can make the difference
in the quality of life for our people in
your own community, in Israel and in
32 nations worldwide.
Mail your pledge payment to
Combined Jewish Appeal-
Federation Campaign
302 & Jupiter Ave,
Clearwater, FL
Depending upon income, tax bracket and size of your gUi

Ipriday. December 4,1981
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 3
Local Residents Attend CJF General Assembly
Over 100 workshops, four
l-ior plenaries and six impor-
3 forums reflecting every
^jor issue facing Jewish com-
Jiities at home and abroad
.- included in the agenda of
I* 50th General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federations
ihTch was held Nov. 10-15 in St.
Registration figures indicated
w attendance of well over 3,000
representatives from the 200
Jewish Federations in the United
States and Canada which com-
prise the CJF.
The following people attended
from Pinellas County: Mike
Bernstein, Charles Enrich,
Jackie and Murray Jacob*. Reva
Kent, Fred MargoHa, Sylvan and
Jean Orloff, Gerald Rubin,
Charles Rntenberg, Saul and Sue
Schechter and Pamela Tench.
The CJF is the association of
200 Federations, welfare funds
and* community councils which
serve nearly 800 communities
and embrace over 95 percent of
the Jewish population of the
United States and Canada.
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
assembly convened again for a
second 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. 16, included
videotaped highlights of the en-
tire 1981 GA.
Six forums provided intensive
discussion on topics of primary
concern to the Federation com-
munity in 1982: "The Jew in the
Non-Jewish World": "Ethiopian
Jews A Community in Peril":
"Jews in the Soviet Union:
Managing the current crisis":
"Peace in the Middle East The
Role of North American Jewry"
and "Jewish Concern for
Women's Rights: OoDortunities
and Responsibilities for Federa-
On Friday afternoon, Nov. 13,
the final forum, "Jewish com-
munities in distress around the
world," began with a march to
the old courthouse in St. Louis to
demonstrate solidarity with all
oppressed Jews.
Shabbat observance included a
Friday night address, "The Jew-
Jewish Family Service Offers an Alternative to
Nursing Home Placement
Gulf Coast Jewish Famirv
Service receives many requests
from families of elderly indivi-
duals for a "good" nursing home.
Often we can provide them with a
list and description of nursing
homes. They are also advised of
alternatives to nursing care by
other agencies which may enable
the client to remain in his-her
own home or the home of a rela-
The family is initially skepti-
cal, but they are urged to try the
service before placing the client
in a nursing home.
Mrs. R, age 80, fractured her
hip in the spring of 1980. After
hospitalization, she was placed in
i nursing home. Shortly thereaf-
ter, her daughter called JFS ask-
ing for the name of a "good"
nursing home as her mother was
not happy where she was. Deter-
mining that the mother's apart-
ment was still inact, it was sug-
gested that the daughter speak to
her mother's doctor about the
possibility of her returning to her
apartment and receiving physical
therapy through a private home
health agency (this is oaid for by
Esther Elkind, coordinator, Jew-
ish Family Service Pinellas
Homemaher Program
Medicare). With their skilled
care, an aide could also be pro-
vided under medicare who would
help with homemaking and per-
sonal care. The mother's doctor
agreed to this. In addition, Meals
on Wheels also was ordered for
Mrs. R. When Medicare coverage
was exhausted, Jewish Family
Service placed a homemaker-per-
sonal care worker in Mrs. R's
Jewish Family Service Participants
Enjoy Outing to Dinner Theatre
It was 11.oO when we arrived
at the Golden Apple Dinner
Theatre. Everyone smiled and
giggled as the excitement grew
about seeing ''Oklahoma!"
Photographs were snapped and
questions exchanged as we
waited our turn to be seated. The
hostess finally came and Betty,
Mabel, Virginia, Marie. Signe,
Carol. Ruth and Charles were
seated in the balcony with a clear
view of the stage.
What's so special about this
trip to a dinner theatre? Well, for
most people it's just a pleasant
way to spend the afternoon, but
for this particular group, it has a
very special meaning. It's a
major step in their journey
towards a more rewarding, self-
sufficient life in society Only
months ago, each of these indivi-
duals was institutionalized in
Arcadia State Hospital with little
hope of being discharged. Now,
through a special state grant,
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Serv-
ice offers a warm residential at-
mosphere with appropriate pro-
fessional care and counseling so
that institutionalized individuals
over 55 may have an opportunity
to achieve their potential as use-
ful citizens once again. The
Geriatric Residential Treatment
System (GRTS), as the program
i is called, guides its residents
through four levels of supervised
residential treatment towards a
respectable, independent life
style. And now, on with the
After a delicious buffet dinner,
we all moved our chairs up to the
rail in order to have a better view
of the proceedings. The opening
song was stirring, and everyone
Jewish Family Service par*
ticipants waiting in line at The
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre
was surprised that we could hear
so well. We loved the music and
were amazed at how quickly the
sets were changed with each
scene. However, we particularly
enjoyed the dancing and ap-
plauded with great enthusiasm
after each number.
When the show was over, we
discussed our favorite songs. Not
surprisingly the opening song.
"Oh What A Beautiful Morning
was the most popular. For at last,
ish Immigrant Experience in
North America, 1881-1981." The
Saturday Oneg Shabbat was de-
voted to a public affairs seminar
concentrating on the Reagan
Administration's Policies on key
domestic and international is-
Also included in the 1981 GA
program were sessions on issues
such as Soviet-Jewish Integra-
tion into North American Com-
munities; The Needs of the Jew-
ish Disabled; The 1982 Cam-
paign; Cable Television; The
Jewish Family: the CJF-B'nai
B'rith Study on Hillel, Jewish
Singles in Community Life; De-
clining Federal Dollars for
Human Services; Taxes and
Philanthropy: The New Anti-
Semitism; The Changing Arab
World; Jewish Community
Newspapers and others.
home through their Emergency
Homemaker Service. Since the
service is limited in time, Mrs. R.
was later referred to another
agency for homemaking care.
Interestingly, in addition to
our Emergency Homemaker
Service, homemaker service is
also purchased from Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service by two
agencies providing homemaking
care. These agencies generally
have us provide the service for
them for the cases we refer to
them so we have continued to
provide care for Mrs. R. to date.
Homemaker Coordinator
Esther Elkind, reports that many
frail elderly are being maintained
in their own homes with the help
of homemaker-personal care
workers and the strong support
systems of our community such
as Meals On Wheels, Congregate
Dining, medical and shopping,
transportation, day care centers,
GTE Telephone Companion, etc.
For further information about
an alternative to nursing home
placement, please call Esther
Elkind at Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, 381-2373.
A delicious respite before the
indeed it was!
Our GRTS Project needs your
help. We would greatly appre-
ciate any donations of household
goods, men's and women's cloth-
ing, art or business supplies. For
more information about this
program, please contact Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service at
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From the Rabbi's Desk
This month we will be celebrating the Festival of Hanuk-
kah, and though it is a minor festival, in the sense that work:
may be done during this celebration, it is in the highest sense a:
religious observance. For it calls attention to the message of the:
Lord to Zerubabel which is recorded in the HaphUrah to Shab-
bat Hanukkah. Not By Might, Nor By Power, Bat By My
Spirit. Saith The Lord Of Hoste. Armed with faith, all obstaclesj
will be overcome once we believe that the Lord la My Light And:
My Salvation: Of Whom Need I Be Afraid? [Psalm XXVII,I.).
.... It was this faith, rather than the prowess of arms, that \
made the Maccabean victory possible. For this reason does the j
Talmud ask: Mai Chanukkah, What Made Hanukkah Poaaible? |
and replies -with the story of the cruse of oil which miraculously |
lasted for eight days. The importance of our festival is that it .*
was the first which taught mankind that ideals are worth;
fighting for in order to keep the world pure and fragrant.
The contribution of Hanukkah to civilization is of infinites
importance. The Maccabeans taught the world the meaning of j
martyrdom in that they were ready to lay down their lives that ]
Judaism might live. But our festival does not summon the Jew j
only to martyrdom. It teaches him also to tve nobly and ideally.
Just as the festival commences with one candle and ends with a
crescendo of eight lights (plus the inseparable Shammash:
candle), so must the Jew constantly add to his knowledge and;
love of Judaism. And just aa the lights must be placed near the j
window in order to proclaim the miracle of God's providence, so J
must we never be ashamed to declare our loyalty to our faith in j
the ears of the listening world.
The establishment of Medina Israel has made the message j
of Hanukkah even more vital for our days. Thrilled as we may be!
at seeing the dream of over two thousand years fulfilled before]
our eyes, it would be a calamity if the Third Jewish Common-:
wealth were to be built largely on the migh. and power of a:
physical nature and not be the spirit of Judaism. For what is
Hanukkah if not a reminder that the battle does not belong to j
the mighty?
The establishment of Medinat Israel was primarily due to
the fact that this war-ridden world needs a shining exam pie ofa
sovereign state whose subjects have been disciplined to live
together in peace and brotherhood, and in harmony and accord
with the whole world. Hanukkah refutes the arguments of the ir-
religious elements in our midst that it was physical power that
gave the Holy Land back to its former possessors. The valiant
Jewish army was the instrument for the fulfillment of the divine
plan, but the victory came because of the deep-rooted Jewish
faith in its survival aa a holy nation. Le us think of this message
as we lovingly kindle the lights each year, whispering as they do
of these miraculous happenings in those days, and in oura.
(We will be lighting the first Hanukkah candle on Sunday
evening, Dec. 20, after nightfall.)
Congregation Beth Sholom. Gulfport.
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The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County
Two Good Resolutions
The General Assembly of the Conference of Jewish
Federations sad Welfare Funds just ended in St.
Louis has come up with two pretty good resolutions.
One of them places Soviet Jewry at the top of the list
of American Jewish priorities.
Another one points to the urgent plight of Faiaaha
Jewry in Africa.
The two resolutions both aim at saving Jewa. The
difference is that Soviet Jews are favored. They are
Ashkenazic. They are Western. They are White.
They represent a cultural and mtdlertnal Jewish af-
finity. They are educationally and crvilkationally ad-
vanced. It is they, among other Europeans, whom
the founding Zionist fathers had in mind when they
envisioned the establishment of a new Jewish state
to become Israel.
The F alas has are not favored. They are African.
They are Black. They represent a cultural and intel-
lectual Jewish curiosity. They are educationally and
civilizationally of an entirely different world. No
founding Zionist father could have had them in mind
when they envisioned the establishment of a new
Jewish state to become Israel.
Still, are they not, by their own allegiance and suf-
fering at the hands of oppressors today, Jews? We
are told that the answer is yes, but the question is
how many of us feel this in our hearts. Indeed, the
Falashas, themselves, accuse Israel of not feeling
this way and of remaining deaf to their pleas for de-
The import of the two resolutions at the CJF As-
sembly is to reawaken our sensibilities to this pro-
found problem. Soviet Jews spurn their visas to
Israel, and we are implored to take them to our
hearts. Faiaaha Jews beg us to take them out of the
land of their bondage and bring them to Israel, and
we ignore them.
Perhaps the CJF resolutions will spur us to correct
our inadequate handling of this African Jewish
Book to be Studied
A new book, The New Fascist; is a product of the
work of Prof. Paul Wilkinson of Aberdeen University
in England. Wilkinson traces the links between the
Palestine Liberation Organization and neo-Nazi
groups going back as far as 1969.
PLO groups including instructors and propa-
ganda." *^
It was in that year that Nazi leaders, at a secret
meeting in Madrid, pledged to support "Fatahand
There are countless paradoxes in the marriage. By
definition, the neo-Nazis are ultra-right wing. By
definition, the PLO, argues Prof. Wilkinson, "boast
of their intimacy with the Communist world as a
whole. ."
Still, that does not stop the Nazis. It never did.
After all, Hitler's Axis established alliances with the
Japanese and with the Italians, both of whom Hitler
considered as racial inferiors. Furthermore there is
the pact the Nazis signed with the Russians one year
before all hell broke loose on the Easter Front.
What Wilkinson's new book does is to shed new
light on the growing links uniting terrorist acts
across the globe for example, the relationship be-
tween Al Fatah and the Swiss Nazi Party; the trial in
Yugoslavia in 1975 involving three West German
Nazis who were intercepted on their way to a PLO
training camp
All of which is by way of urging responsible
Western leadership to quit proposing the Pales-
stinians as suitable partners for Israel in a new Mid-
dle East peace accord. Talk about the paradox in
Nazi marriages of convenience.
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Friday, December 4, 1981
Volume 2
Number 25
A* one affiliated with syna-
gogue in March of a spintually
rewarding religious experience
(to which I have been accustomed
in the peat), I cannot help bat re-
spond to Rabbi Breaky a critique
of the Jewiah population in Pinel
Lea County.
Rabbi Breaky s eetimate m to
the percentage of Jaws that are
affiliated with synagogues and-or
tampans m moat generous If in-
formation I have bean able to
gal has ia cot i act, it would appear
that eooae 00 percent of the Jew
iah population have not deemed it
neceaaary to be a member of a
local Houae of Worahip and to
avail thsmsslvea of the banefita
to be derived therefrom. Wbereae
Una type of attitude ought be a
natural aodologkal phenomena
in an area which ia either
dominated or ao densely
populated with Jews that affilia-
tion ia not deemed necessary, one
would be inclined to believe that
in an area where the Jewa rep-
resented a small and almost un-
accountable percentage one
percent of the total popula-
tion, the attitude and the accom-
panying need would be exactly
the opposite. The question
logically arises therefore aa to
why the local Jewry feel aa they
The answer in part may well be
found in Rabbi Breaky's critique
of those who are congregants.
And let me say at the outset too
that the Rabbi at my synagogue
has made similar statements.
They have both complained
about the demands made upon
them by their congreganta. If
Clergymen feel that they are be-
ing exploited by their member-
ship, then perhaps they should be
reminded that there are many in
the commercial sector of society
employer and employee alike
who are similarly subjected to
considerable stresses and abuses.
In both instances, the pressure is
applied by the customer the
purchaser of the service or
product. And for all practical
purposes, it is his privilege to ex-
pect the attention he demands.
He is paying for it. As for the
recipient of his demands, suffice
it to say that it comes with the
territory. If Clergymen believe
that they are above and beyond
this type of treatment, then per-
haps they should re-appraise
their choice in careers.
Rather than condemning those
Jews who have opted to remain
unaffiliated for their aloofness or
for being immune to the need and
value of prayer, it may be well for
the Clergy to do some soul
searching and self-reflecting to
determine why so many Jews feel
as they do. Can they all be
wrong? Certainly not. What have
the Clergy done or what
haven't they done to be looked
upon and regarded as they are by
the majority of the Jews in the
community. And it may be well
too that the lay leadership of our
synagogues and temples include
themselves in this self-analysis
and evaluation. Both may find
that they have yet to put into
practice the principles of brother-
hood, compassion, truth and un-
derstanding about which they all
so eloquently preach.
In reading the law related to us
in Torah, we find the words Za-
chor and Sha-mor. Translated,
one means "remember" and the
other "observe." There is not one
Jew among us who does not
remember his Jewishness and is
sensitive to all that it represents
and encompasses. In terms of a
commitment, the major objective
of the Clergy should be to provide
the Jewish community with the
opportunity to observe their
Jewishness in an environment
commensurate with the highest
of its ideals. Amen.
This letter is written in re-
sponse to Rabbi Jan Breaky.
whose statements to the com
munity through the editor, need
careful scrutiny and evaluation.
Your Nov. 20 listing of abort-
i leiiinga gn the American Jewiah
community in Israel and ia
PineUas county was both ear
dome and iisaasrnietlr aa written
in the Floridian
1. To be a Jew, one must be an
optimist, if only in Jewish hie-
torkal perspective. Eneliah
Historian Arnold Toynbee was
personally affronted in his
"Study of Hiatoty" by the sad
that wa have perished, lo, these
4.000 years, whan bis theeia or-
dained that we had no right to
exist (sounds familiar?) and
should have taken our place
among the deceased nations of
biblical i
2. You deride AIPAC (Ameri-
can Israel Public Affairs Com-
mittee) for not being able to stop
the AW AC deal, as if a Jewiah
lobby were the government,
though many "unfriendliea"
would take that position.
3. You take the Begin leader-
ship to task and its "fanatical
Jew" who do not recognize con-
servative and reform movements
aa valid.
4. Take heart. Rabbi, we are
seeing the development of a unity
consensus between labor and
likud in foreign policy can bring
the country together even to
the point of nullifying internal
dissentions that divide the
Yishuv today.
5. Locally, you have chided
your fellow rabbis for being con-
cerned only with their own flock
rather than with the community
at large. That ia usually "Par" in
most American cities. However,
let me emphasize that there are
some exciting programs going on
in some temples and synagogues
with youth (NFTY and USY)
adult education and religious
schools of which I personally
have knowledge, since I am a
vice-president in one of the
6. Your snide denigration of
the Jewish Federation's *f-
fectiveness should be answered
with sutstantive figures in rebut-
tal, of which you should be aware
you to taki
. role in the i
Jewiah Federation:
Contributors (19801
(1001) 1.040. (percent) +
one year.
Amounts (1080)
(1081) 0786.000 (parcentr
in one year.
The Jewiah Federation
PineUas County is in hiT
year, baa matured uA
flourishing with hundrai, -
volunteers working for IaraalJI
our communal needs. It hJZ
its stride. "I
bora ia alive and well as ort1
and National Council of W
Women and the Veteran. JJ
Jewiah Day School and others
all community oriented ail
8. I agree with you, Rabbi.1
whan you deplore that leu thu
half of our Jewiah populationI
affiliated religiously and still ,
are symptomatic of the nations]
aa a whole percentage-wise. I
have seen one county cong
tion grow in membership
280 to 460 in three years, pou,
because of migration from the 1
North, hemase of attractive
programs and warm reception by
the Membership Committee.
0. PineUas County has Jew-
iah community that is becoming
increasingly aware of its poten-
tial and it is there for you to see,
if you would. Ma tot-vu-ha-kcha
ya-a-cov (how goodly are your
tents, oh Jacob, your dwelling
places, oh Israel). This is the per-
spective of many of us living here
and working for a more involved
Jewiah community.
I trust, Rabbi, that you will
have caught the upbeat tone of
this missive and hope it will be
infectious, not only to you, but to
others who have yet to feel the
quickening pulse of the com-
Chairman: Education Committ*
of the Jewiah Federauonof
Pinellaa Coanty
Federation Launches 'Count Up
For '81* Cash Drive:
National Goal $310 Million
PineUas County has joined com-
munities across the nation in
"Count Up for '81," a United
Jewiah Appeal program to collect
$310 million in the 1081 UJA-
community campaign by Dec. 31,
Saul Schechter General Cam-
paign chairman announced
"Locally, our goal is to collect
all outstanding pledges in cash to
meet the immediate needs of our
people served by the Jewish
Agency in Israel, the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee in 30 nations world-
wide and our community
agencies," Schechter said.
The program will focus on se-
curing cash payment of 1981 and
earlier outstanding pledges and
prepayment of 1982 pledges in
this calendar year, added Schech-
"Our failure to provide- i
timely and adequate flow of cash
has forced the Jewish Agency to
slash programs and service! to
the young and elderly and to call
a halt to the development of vital
settlements in the Galilee and the
Negev," Schechter said. "Cash
shortfall also resulted in borrow-
ing at high interest rates debts
that must be repaid at the cost of
sorely needed programs. The
American Jewish community
pledged it would meet its goal of
8310 million in cash by the end of
this calendar year. We must keep
our commitments.''
Schechter added that the new
Economic Recovery Act of 1961
affords donors substantial tax
savings if pledges are paid in
cash this year.
Nazi Group Selling 'Victory Bonds'
Nazi group in Alexandria, Va. is
selling "victory bonds" for 8880
to be redeemed for 88,800 this
year after it comes into power in
the United States. This "gim-
mick" was revealed in a speech
on the House floor recently by
Rep. Tom Lantos (D. Calif.), who
urged that the Reagan
Administration investigate what
he said could be a "lucrative"
"JUST A COUPLE of weeks
ago I stood a few feet from the
President of the united States as
he denounced with feeling and
passion the Nazis of another
era." Lantos said, recalling the
Holocaust Rememberance W
ceremony at the White House.
"I call on President Reagan
today to request the Attorney
General, the Commissioner oi
Internal Revenue, and the
chairman of the Securities too
Exchange Commission 'sf-c' jf
iinrlnrtalr* an immediate and full-
undertake an immediate --
scale investigation, at the highest
level of thia malicious Nan
The SEC reportedly began an
investigation of the bonds *
after a member who quit tne
National Socialist White People*
Party demanded hia monev baca

Friday. December 4.1981
Asolo Touring Theater
The Jewish Ploridian ofPinellas County
National Council of Jewish
Women will bring the nationally-
acclaimed Asolo Touring Theater
w Pinellas County on Dec. 6 to
enchant youngster* with the
beloved children's play, "Pinocc-
hjo." This special area perfor-
mance by Asolo Touring Theater
|AAT) will being at 2 p.m. at the
Seminole Middle School. Tickets
may be purchased at the low
price of $2.50, available at 347-
9782 or 397-9317.
The talented members of
ATT's professional acting
company have developed this
delightful tale into a wondrous
theatrical experience for
youngsters. Children participate
in the play by using their creative
imaginations to aid Pinocchio out
of his many misadventures. A
story of fun and magic, "Pinocc-
hio" is sure to please the young
members of every family.
In the story, when a mischie-
vous Fairy casts a spell on Gep-
petio's new wooden puppet, Pin-
occhio is born. No sooner does he
learn that he can walk without
strings than he is off and running
into one escapade after another,
in collusion with such rascals as
Candlewick, Fire Eater, the Fox
and the Cat. The Fairy, in many
forms, tries to guide Pinocchio
to be thoughtful and caring of
others. Finally, when Candlewick
talks Pinocchio into going to the
Land of Boobies, where little
boys play all day and don't have
to go to school, Pinocchio learns
his lesson.
He hears from the Fairy that
his father, Geppetto, in despair
over Pinocchio, has gone to sea
and been swallowed by a whale.
The fearless puppet ingeniously
rescues Geppetto, and in caring
for him more than for himself,
becomes a real boy.
Asolo Touring Theatre is a
fully professional company that
uses the talents of the finest
actors, directors and designers to
produce an exciting repertory of
plays. Currently in its 11th year,
Asolo Touring Theater travels
througout Florida and the South-
east bringing the finest in theater
to thousands of children and
adults during its eight month
tour annually. In addition to
"Pinocchio," ATT also is touring
"The Ice Wolf" and "Chekhov
And Moliere: Comedies Of
Performing in "Pinocchio" are
Joshua David Krassner in the
title role, Stephen D. Root as
Geppetto and the Fire Eater, Dee
Delaney as the Fairy, Robin Lle-
wellyn as Candlewick, Robert
Caputo as the Fox and Police-
man, and Susan Klein as the Cat
and Coachman. "Pinocchio" was
directed by Robert G. Miller.
Donald E. Peterson serves as
ATT's stage manager and Laura
J. Hase is the company's road
Asolo Touring Theater is spon-
sored by Asolo State Theater;
the State of Florida, Department
of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs; the National Endow-
ment for the Arts, a federal
agency; Southeast Banks; St.
Petersburg Times and Evening
Independent; and the State The-
ater Board of Florida.
Towards the Perfect Pine Tree
Jewish National Fond re-
searchers are developing a "10"
tree for Mideast climates
Jerusalem Scientists are at
work in Israel creating a perfect
pine tree, one that will be fast-
growing, tall and straight,
drought resistant and immune to
common tree diseases, It will
have a thick trunk and will pro-
duce industrial timber that can
compete with the best European
Israli forest researchers believe
the day is fast approaching when
pine trees planted by the Jewish
National Fund will be raised from
properly selected seeds and will
be perfectly suited to Israel's dry
climate and generally poor soil
conditions. It would be a type of
tree that could also do well in the
similar soil conditions of several
Arab countries.
The break-through in develop-
ing this dream tree came several
years ago when a strange disease
struck Large sections of the JNF's
30-year old pine forest along the
road to Jerusalem at a section
called Shaar Hagay.
"We have since identified the
disease and the JNF took appro-
priate action to renew the dam-
aged parts of the forests," says
Dr. Rene Karschon, head of the
research team of eight tree gene-
ticists at the JNF's Forestry
Division Experimental and Re-
search Station at Ilanot.
For the past year, the Ilanot
station has worked full-time on
relating the pathology findings to
their effort to develop a new pine.
"Israeli foresters have long
known that the so-called Aleppo
pine, which covers much of the
Carmel Range near Haifa,
Galilee, the Judean Hills and the
Hebron foothills down to Beer-
sheba, in large part actually de-
rives from Vienna," Karschon
explains. "The Aleppo pine is
considered the hardiest and best-
suited to the region. Large
Charge Begin Attack on Kibbutzim
Shakes Base of Pioneer Structure
hak Kom, a member of the Cen-
tral Committee of Israel's oppo-
sition Labor Party has charged
that Premier Menachem Begin'a
recent attacks on kibbutzim and
other officials' attacks on the
Histadrut "shake the base of the
pioneering structure and can de-
stroy the pillars of Israeli
Kom, a leader in the World
Zionist movement, asserted that
the only "counterweight against
a tendency to careerism in Israel
among the people are Labor
institutions which believe in pro-
gressive democracy, values based
on the ideals of kibbutzim and on
the principles of the early
founders of Israel."
ADDRESSING a meeting her*
of the National Council of the
League of Friends of Labor Is-
rael, Kom said that it was "vital
to have a larger periphery" of
Jews through the world who will
show solidarity with the kib-
butzim and Histadrut in Israel
especially since, he added, the
present government of Israel
often attacks pioneering groups
in the Jewish stats."
"All Israel is united against
the external dangers, such as the
eight-point Saudi Arabia (peace)
plan," he said, "but we can never
accept attacks on the pioneering
groups of Israel."
Several hundred delegatae
attended the gathering of the
League which Kom described at
"an independent group whicl
sympathizes with the ideals o
Israeli labor." Kom said that ho
hoped the government would not
attack kibbutzim, since a great
number of Sephardim in Israel do
not belong to kibbutzim, and that
"an attack by the Prime Minister
of Israel on kibbutzim which de-
clares that the settlements are
rich further exacerbates tensions
between Ashkenazim and
KORN, who helped found the
League of Friends of Labor Israel
a few years ago, also announced
at the Council meeting that a new
World Council would hold its
first meeting in Israel in J-nW
for a founding Convention. Dele-
gates wul attend from the U.S.
Jnd Canada, France, Australia
and other countries, he said.
quantities of pine seeds were also
brought in from Mediterranean
countries, but no record of where
these saplings from Europe and
North Africa were planted were
kept. Over the years, the strains
cross-pollinated, making it im-
possible to identify their origins
and difficult to isolate the Aleppo
Karschon's JNF research team
is investigating 17 characteristics
in the metabolism of the pine
tree. It recently completed com-
plicated laboratory tests aimed at
devising a statistical code to be
used in identifying the genuine
Aleppo pine from other types and
hybrids. The data is currently be-
ing processed and it is hoped that
the researchers can soon move
onto the next stage of cultivating
seedlings of the selected type.
Over 1,000 foreign types of
trees are planted at the Ilanot ar-
boretum. Most of them come
from the dry climates of the
United States and Australia.
Ilanot has obtained over 200
species of eucalptus and 60
strains of acacias from these
countries. And it is in this ar-
boretum that the Aleppo pine will
be grown experimentally once it
is isolated from the seed selec-
tions that are now being collected
all over Israel.
In Addition to the controlled
conditions at Ilanot, the Israeli-
bred variety of Aleppo pine will
be grown in various parts of the
country under natural conditions.
With luck, it will take and be-
come a permanent and flourish-
ing member of Israel's flora.
Happy Hanukah from
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Copyright 1961
After the Senate vote for the AWACS deal, we understand
^the role of the Chaplain ... He looks st the Senstors and then
;- prays for the welfare of the country.
A magazine poll shows there is more chesting on spouses
I than on taxes Maybe the cheaters find marital fidelity more
We are confident that Saudi will five up to her reputation
for fair play ... Her first step after the AWACS was to jack up
fuel costs for the American consumer.
In Japan, religion plays little part in board-room decision
I making ... In the quest for yen, tycoons seldom resort to Zen.
Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren predicts that Israel will always
I follow Halacha (Jewish Law) ... But he ssgely omitted to
j specify how far behind.
Moonies hail Moon as a "second Messiah" when indicted
\ for income-tax fraud. But he is not so much s soul-Savior as s
I penny-pinching Sever.
A value-added-tax is a horrible misnomer .
: iota to the value, but much to the price.
. It adds not an
Margaret Truman Daniels rallies to Nancy Reagan's sup-
port on the White House china issue ... She needs all the help
she can muster on this issue of major unimportance.
The White House denies that Haig helped arrange the
I Nixon trip to four Arab nations Jail-bird or not, Nixon is
; still an albatross for the GOP...
Bernard's tujs iPHONEdisHenioa
"Kosher Butchery iptopbcrnardmarks
(Between Belcher & Hercules)
The Diminishing Pledge
The Pledge
1 year late
2 years late
3 years late

To keep Jewreh Agency p/ogremt gomg, eubttantial amount of
monty mutt bt borrowed each year, which i repaid when pledget
re collected.
Tht prime rate u 18 percent. Loam today are mada at .5 percent
over pnm or 18.5 percent
inflation run* in excea of 12 percent a year.
This add! up to a low in value on uncollected pledget of no teat
then 30 5 percent each year.
For thoutendt of men, women and children who depend on the
redemption of our pledget. Ihr a promne unkept a trutt betrayed
Cash la Needed Now. More Than Ever.
We Can't Afford to Wait
302 S. Jupiter Ave.
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The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County
Friday, December 4, lggj
Local NCJW Women Receive Advocacy
Training in Washington
Elizabeth Alpert of St. Peters
burg recently returned from
Washington, where together with
more than 400 National Council
of Jewish Women (NCJW)
leaders from across the country,
she attended the organization's
1981 Joint Program Institute
(JPII. The event, held from Nov.
16-19, offered intensive advocacy
training in the areas of Public
Policy and Family Self-
Suff iciency and Israel and Amer-
ican Foreign Policy.
During the four-day Institute,
the local delegate, a member of
the local Suncoast Section of
NCJW, received detailed legisla-
tive and federal agency briefings
which focused on the impact of
the Administration's policies on
NCJW's domestic priorities
women's issues, aging, and chil-
dren and youth as well as on
American foreign policy towards
Israel and the Middle East.
Training also included a
simulated Congressional bearing
on abortion rights, a panel on
ElL-abeth Alpert (left) with Sena-
tor Paula Hawkins.
"How to Work in Washington,"
and workshops on coalition
building. As a result of her inten-
sive training experience, she
returns to St. Pete with the
sharppened skills necessary for
developing a corps of well-trained
advocates at the grass roots
While in Washington, Alpert
had an opportunity to put ad-
vocacy into practice. On Tues-
day, Nov. 17, together with other
NCJW delegates, Alpert stood
vigil at the Soviet Embassy on
behalf of Soviet Jews. On Nov. 18
she met with Senator Hawkins
and her Congressional
Representatives to express
concerns on issues covered in the
The Institute was sponsored
by the National Council of Jewish
Women, America's oldest Jewish
women's volunteer organization.
NCJW has 100,000 members in
over 200 Sections throughout the
country. These volunteers
support service projects aimed at
improving the quality of life for
individuals of all ages, races,
religions, and socio-economic
levels in the United States and
New Jewish Information Network Launched
A weekly 30 minute radio
magazine program dealing with
contemporary Jewish news, is-
sues and personalities will begin
broadcasting every Sunday
morning on stations WVNJ in
New York, WINZ in Miami,
WCLR in Chicago, and KSDO in
San Diego, starting November 1.
Page One, is being produced by
TVM Productions and the Simon
Wiesenthal Center, will also fea-
ture special reports and analysis
on pressing news events. Each
program will include three seg-
ments that focus on topics of in-
terest and concern to the com-
In its premiere edition, Page
One examined Egypt without
Sadat; What the Future Holds?
United States Senators, State
Department officials and spokes
men for the Israelis and the
Egyptians, were interviewed by
Page One correspondents. The
second segment focused on the
proposed sale of AWACS to
Saudi Arabia. This controversial
and devisive issue has global im-
plications. Outspoken Senators
on both sides of the issue as well
as Administration Spokesmen
and former Military Officers,
analyze the case for and against
the sale of these arms to the
And, in our entertainment
feature, Mel Blanc, affectionately
known as the "World's Babysit-
ter" and creator of such voices as
Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig,
Yosomite Sam and dozens of
otehrs, will reflect on his Jewish
roots and years in radio.
Upcoming reports to be broad-
cast ki November include a pro-
file on Raoul Wallenberg; Ameri-
ca's Newest Citizen. A non-Jew-
ish, Swedish diplomat, who
risked his life to save 100,000
Hungarian Jews from extermina-
tion, recently joined Sir Winston
Churchill as the only other person
Luns Affirms Camp David
As Best Means for Mideast Peace
West European countries sup-
port the United States in the be-
lief that the Camp David process
still is the best means of achiev-
ing peace in the Middle East.
Joseph Luns, Secretary General
of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO), said.
Luns, who spoke with re-
porters at the State Department
after a masting with Secretary of
State Alexander Haig, said that
the U.S. "rightly" believes that
the Camp David process is the
only basis for negotiating a Mid-
east peace.
He said that some West Euro-,
pean countries may have given
the "impression" that they
wanted to substitute the eight-
point plan proposed by Crown
Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia for
Camp David. He said that while
the Europeans see "merits" in
the Fahd plan, they have now
come to the "better perception"
that the Camp David process
should be the only means for
working toward peace.
LUNS, who said he discussed >
variety of U.S.-European issues
with Haig, said the Mideast was
among the topics discussed. He
said he believed the European
countries were moving toward
participation in the multiniiit^1, force that will patrol the Sinai
when Israel completes its final
withdrawal in April.
Britain, France, Italy and The
Netherlands have indicated their
willingness to participate in the
force. But this participation suf-
fered s setback after British
Foreign Secretary Lord Carring-
too attacked the Camp David
process and supported the Fahd
plan while on s visit to Saudi
Arabia. Israeli Premier Mena-
chcm Begin said that Israel,
which like Egypt has a veto on
participants, would not allow any
country to join the force if in do-
ing so, it said it supported any
other means but the Camp David
to receive honorary American
citizenship. Wallenberg was ar-
rested without charge in 1945 by
the Russian liberating forces in
Hungary, while on a rescue mis-
sion authorized by the American
War Refugee Board. He has not
been heard from since.
Another segment examines
Holocaust Revisionism and the
insidious campaign to deny Hit-
ler's Genocide, the suffering of its
victims, and the bravery of those
who fought against Nazism. This
investigation into the make-up of
the Institute for Historical Re-
view and other Revisionist
groups will include a discussion
about what is being done to com-
bat their anti-Semitic propa-
ganda denying the Holocaust.
Writer-Reporter Richard
Trank heads the "Page One"
staff, which has correspondents
in Los Angeles, Chicago, Wash-
ington, DC., New York, Canada.
Europe and Israel. The weekly
radio program will provide its
listeners with people making the
news, food tips from "The Kosher
Konsumer," and much more. The
program's Consulting Producer
is Rabbi Abraham Cooper, As-
sistant Dean of the Wiesenthal
Center. Marvin Segelman, a
member of the founding Board of
Directors of National Public
Radio, serves as Chief Corres-
pondent on the series.
If you would like "Page One"
to air in your community, write
TVM Productions at the Simon
Wiesenthal Center, 9760 West
Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, Califor-
nia 90035.
December 2 9
National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, 33rd General
Assembly. Boston, Mass.
Union of American Congregations, 66th General Assembly
Boston, Mass.
Uecemoer o
Zionist Organization of America, Branded Award Dinner. New
York City
December 6
Beth Medrash Govoha, 39th Annual Dinner. New York City
December 7
American Jewish Congress, Executive Committee Meeting
New York City ^'
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committi
Annual Meeting. New York City
December 11
United Israel Appeal, Board of Directors and Annual Trustees
Meetings. New York City
December 13
American Jewish Congress, Governing Council Meeting New
York City
December 13
Yeshiva University, Annual Hanukah Dinner. New York City
Quitter Box
Former Suncoast resident Ricky Scnroeder, who performed
on many occasions with the St. Pete center players is now a pro
fessional singer in Atlanta and still active with the Jewish com-
munity. Special material was written for him for an upcoming
gala at the JCC there. We can say we knew him when! ... Ad-
joining Dr. Morris Levine's new office is a museum containing
medical equipment used by his father in the 1930's. In the not
too distant future, the Levines will be a three generation family
of doctors what a nice tradition to carry on. .
A milestone anniversary coincided with the honors receiv-
ing the Ben Gurion Award for Mel and Greta Gross. Their future
daughter-in-law came in from Miami to hear what a great family
she is joining. Among those at the Israel Bond dinner were the
Dr. Nathaniel Bernsteins, Mack Estersons, Stefan Freifelda, Lee
Sanders, and Rose Shainberg. The Grosses are also involved in
the Police Athletic League and a drug rehabilitation program
. Lots of Luch to Carol Ehrenkrans in her new business
venture. She is importing novelties, or treasures as she likes to
call them. .
Lil Breeds played her accordion with her musical group for
the less fortunate at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner.
She literally played for her dinner. .
Community Calendar
Senior Friendship Club, JCC Meeting 1-4 p.m. Congregation
Beth Shalom, Gulf port, Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT,
Clearwater evening. Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT, St. Pete
Afternoon, Board Meeting 1 p.m. Federation Womens
Division Mini-Mission -9:30 a.m. Golda Meir Senior Friendship
Tuesday, Dec. 8
B'nai B'riih Women, Clearwater, Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Sisterhood, Congregation Beth Shalom, Gulfport, Board
Meeting 10:30 a.m.. Regular Meeting 12:30 p.m. Mens
Club, Beth Shalom, Gulfport, Meeting 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Olam Lodge 1246, Meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah, Golda Meir,
Meeting 12:30 p.m. Paul Surenky Post 409, JWV Board
Meeting 7:30 p.m., Regular Meeting -8 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary
Paul Surenky Post 409 Board-Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. t
Beth Shalom, Clearwater, Executive Meeting-8 p.m. Suncoast
Social Club, Beth Sholom, Clearwater -1 p.m. Sisterhood, Beth
Choi, Meeting Hebrew High School 7-9 p.m., B'nol Israel, St.
Petersburg Hadassah, Clearwater-Sofety Harbor. Presidents
Luncheon Hadassah, Aliyah, Regular Meeting 10 o.m.
Hadassah, Golda Meir, Regular Meeting 12:30 p.m.
Hadassah, Avivo, Meeting Hadassah, Shalom, Board Meeting
10:30 a.m.. Regular Meeting 12:30 p.m. NCJW, St.
Petersburg, Board Meeting 10 a.m. Ladies Auxiliary Abe Ader
Post 246 JWV Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Thttrsday, Dec. 10
Senior Friendship Club, JCC Meeting 1-4 p.m. Adult
Education, Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, 8-10 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Gulfport, Annual Meeting 2 p.m.
Frisky, Dae. 11
Saturday, Dae 12
Sisterhood, Temple B'nai Israel, Cleorwoter, Winter Dance 8
Mswosjy, i/ec, 14
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service Person of the Year Dinner -6
p.m. Symphony, Dunedin USY, Congregation Beth Sholom,
Clearwater-7 p.m.
wewejsjy, vac. ie
Federation Womens Division Cobinet Meeting 9:30 o.m.
Senior Friendship Club, JCC 1-4 p.m. ORT, Clearwater
evening. Membership tea Symphony, St. Petersburg Golda
Meir Senior Friendship Club Meeting
Teesdey, Dec. 15
Brotherhood, Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Meeting 8 p.m.
Sisterhood, Beth Shalom, Clearwater 9:30 a.m. B'nol Israel,
St. Petersburg, Board Meeting 8 p.m. ORT, St. Pete Evening,
Meeting ORT, St. Pete Afternoon, Meeting Beth El
Wednesday, Dec. 16
Suncoast Social Club, Beth Shalom, Clearwater 1 p.m.
Temple Beth El Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Hebrew High School
-7-9 p.m. B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg Hadassah, Clearwater-
Satety Harbor, Regular Meeting 12 noon Hadassah,
Shoshana, Regular Meeting -7:30 p.m.
r,Dte. 17
Adult Education 8-10 p.m., B'nai Israel, St. Pete Senior
rrfisri ifce It' JCC Bir,ndaV-Anni*'ry Party 1-4 p.m.
Styfisrtjgy, Dtx. If
Ladies Auxiliary Paul Surenky Post 409. JWV Special Event Golda
Meir Canter Sisterhood, Beth Sholom, Clearwater, Special
Event. ^
Stnggy, Dae. 20
Brotherhood, Temple Beth El, Hanukah dinner Sisterhood,
Bath^halom Gulfport, Hanukah Party USY, Beth Sholom,
ter 7 p.m.

, December 4, 1981
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 7-
Immoderation of Saudi Arabia
fefiM common view of Saudi
Ubia as a politically moderate
untry that would assist the
K in >ts efforts to achieve
jce in the Middle East is not
orne out by reality Rather, it
BS fostered opposition to Camp
avid and has called for the
pending of Resolution 242 and
C a support of the PLO. It was
frown Prince Fahd who spoke in
J of a jihad (holy ar) against
Ironist racist arrog^aice" to re-
ton the territories, including
East Jerusalem, occupied by
ael since 1967, and called on
U.S. to abandon Camp
pivid. The Saudis com-
memorated the 15th centennial of
(lam by a summit meeting of the
member Islamic Conference
lization in January 1961 at
Ljf' which concluded with a
jlecca Declaration resolving "to
bnfront this Israeli aggression
rith all the means at our dis-
sal. to prepare ourselves for
in order to liberate the oc-
iipied Palestinian and Arab ter-
iwries," and calling on non-Arab
""iSamic countries to join the
fisting Arab League economic
oycoti of Israel.
An equally mistaken belief, en-
uraged by both Saudi Arabia
nd the oil companies, is that the
ation of a Palestinian state
uld reduce oil prices. Yet Sheik
famani, in his speech at the
Diversity of Riyadh, himself
jiated it was economic calcula-
ons that led to the dramatic in-
se in oil prices, and not the
liestinian problem.
Saudi Arabia is now not only a
ijor financial power in the
Id with a current interna-
ma I investment of about f 130
lion. It is also acquiring an ex-
ordinary quantity of military
ipment as wefl as flexing its
itical muscle. Already it has
ught over $22 billion of
pons, including $5 billion in
. from the United States. To
rice this equipment, which in-
des 70 F-15 fighter bombers,
Sidewinder air-to-air mis-
, over 900 Maverick air to
nd missiles, about 1,500
r guided bombs and 1,500
ster bombers, about 70,000
merican military personnel,
hnicians and skilled labor are
nt in the country, as are
y American civilians who
ge the logistical arrange-
nts of the armed forces. Saudi
bia has also bought and is
paring to buy greater quanti-
of arms from other countries,
hiding 300 Leopold 11 tanks
West Germany and 200
ornado jets from Britain. A re
t agreement with France in-
olves an expenditure of over S3
'illion for ships and helicopters,
' provides for the financing of
uction of Mirage 4,000 jets.
defense budget, twice as
ge as Egypt's and almost that
Britain, is wholly dispropor-
ionate to the size of the popula-
mn and the strength of the
rmed forces, currently about
This extraordinary arming of a
country with an indigenous
x>pulat ion of only 6.6 million and
some 2 million foreigners, which
in the process of rapid moder-
nization, which has witnessed the
violence of Islamic fundamental
um in the attempted overthrow
of the regime at the Great
Mosque in Mecca in November
<*<*, which is troubled by
economic and class differences, is
likely to lead to greater internal
instability because of the funda-
mental incompatibility between
its economic and military
development and the dynastic
political system and its puritani-
cal form of Islam, Wahhabkm.
Saudi Arabia has no constitution,
political parties, parhamentqry
aystem or advisory councils. All
key positions are in the hands of
the ruling family who number
about 4,000. The country was
formed bv a combination of
tribes, nomadic, bedouins and
settlers, who were conquered or
brought together by its founder,
Ibn Saud, who used the militants
of the Wahhab religious move-
ment to help him control the ter-
This royal power, based on the
tribal structure, is already being
threatened by the rapid economic
changes and urbanization, which
weaken tribal bonds. The con-
siderable foreign presence
about a quarter of the total
population largely responsible
for planning the restructuring of
the economy, is already begin-
ning to lead to greater social
strain. There are strains between
the royal family and the skilled
and technocratic officer corps.
Military conspiracies were un-
covered in in 1969 and 1977.
There has been unrest in the
provinces. In 1977, bombs ex-
ploded in Riyadh and Jeddah. In
1978, the al-Hasa National
Liberation Front surfaced and
Sunm Hejazis killed the
Governor of Medina. In 1979, 43
princes were accused of plotting
against King Khalid. 3,000 air
force personnel were discharged
and replaced by Americans and
the Great Mosque was taken over
in an insurrection involving
Oleiba, Kharb and Shammar
tribesmen, among others. In
1980, 93 officers were arrested in
three army and air force basis,
and later that year, 50 Air Force
officers were executed.
There is unrest among the for-
eign workers, among the indi-
genous population in the cities
and the countryside, and con-
stant intrigues and acts of
violence attempted or carried out
with the aid of Libya, Iraq and
Iran, as well as tension on the
border with Soviet-sponsored
South Yemen.
Saudi "ModeratW
and Friendship
It has become clear that Saudi
friendship and support for
moderation in the Middle East
depend on the U.S. agreeing to
arrogant Saudi demands. For its
part, the Saudis have not sup-
ported the peace process, but
rather they have opposed the
Camp David agreements and the
Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
They have agreed to the boycott
of Egypt, have helped finance the
PLO and have urged a jihad
against Israel. In his speech in
New York on April 23, 1981,
Sheik Yamani said, "There are
only two threats in this world:
international communism and
Israel The second is far more
tangible and more in evidence
than the first, and an actual dan-
ger is obviously worse than a po-
tential danger." He also argued
that "Israeli policies are at one
with Russian policies."
This perverse view of Israel
and the call for a jihad politi-
cal, economic and military is a
familiar one. It has been in exis-
tence since first enunciated by
King Abd Al-Aziz in 1948. In the
Saudi perception, Saudi Arabia is
to lead the fight against Israel,
not only because of its control of
Arab land but also because it was
the spearhead in the Middle East
of both Communism and Capital-
ism, the two world movements
hostile to Islam.
Expectations that the Saudis,
in return for Western assistance
and U.S. arms would keep
oil prices at a reasonable level
have been unrealized. In reality,
the Saudis raised the price from
S12 a barrel in 1978, when the F-
15s were first sold, to 632 in 1981,
thus undermining the balance of
trade in Western countries and
fostering inflation in the West. If
Saudi prices were lower than
others it is solely to prevent the
West from developing oil substi-
tutes more quickly.
A cardinal mistake of U.S.
policy has been to rely on Iran
and Saudi Arabia to provide
stability in the Gulf. The sabo-
tage of pipelines, tribal rivalries,
religious extremism, the uproot-
ing of Bedouins from their tradi-
tional life, the riots of Shi'ites in
the Eastern part of the country,
the considerable corruption, the
struggles within the royal family,
as well as the factors already
mentioned, all suggest that the
Saudi Arabian pillar may not be
as firm as the United States
would like.
Help CJA Help Others
Face-To-face are the watch
words of your 1982 Campaign.
For three bask reasons, the
volunteers who work so devoted-
ly for your Federation have com-
mitted themselves to meeting
personally with as many of you
as possible.
You as generous donors have a
right to be informed about what
your Federation is doing and to
what program funds are being
applied. You deserve the oppor-
tunity to ask questions about the
needs of your Jewish community,
here, in Israel and elsewhere in
the diaspora. We also want you
to know how deeply vour contri-
butions are appreciated.
Fortunately, our campaign got
off to an early start for 1962.
With the budget reductions in
our community and prospective
ones, the Jewish communal agen-
cies can lose many dollars in
government funding.
Our fiwpaig" goal is none too
hurh if we are to maintain and
modestly improve the level of
services our constituent agencies
provide to needy and deserving
fellow Jews. The reasons behind
our campaign are evident.
One can sense that the Jewish
Community of PineUas County is
increasingly more supportive of
CJA Federation. In our call for
participation in our annual cam-
paign, we are finding a quick and
generous response. I especially
note that there is a greater
awareness that gifts to the
Federation truly make possible a
host of programs vital to assur-
ing the dignity of life to our aged,
needy and dissdvantaged as well
as providing the means to
strengthen our fine Jewish edu-
cational, cultural and social insti-
Please join with us. We need
your help. Call me at Federation,
447-1033. Your place "On Team
82" is waiting.
General Campaign Chairman
The Jewish National Fund is proud to announce that Congregation
Beth Shalom, Gulf port, has recently agreed to finance the planting of
a grove of 1,000 trees in the Northern Galilee area of Israel According
to Congregation President Harold Ward, "The $5,000 needed to plant
the Grove will come from contributions from our membership and any
special fund raising programs which we are able to conduct." Pictured
above, reading the agreement with the Jewish National Fund for the
Congregation Beth Shalom Grove are (left to right) Harold Ward,
Synagogue president, Rabbi Sidney Lubin, spiritual leader, and Sam
Yog el, Mens Club president.
Neo-Nazis on Griddle
PARIS (JTA) Interior Minister Gaston
Deferre has pledged the French government's deter-
mination to dismantle "once and for all" neo-Nazi or-
ganizations or groups still active in France. Deferre,
speaking on Armistice Day to a gathering of French war
veterans, said:
"I shall feel satisfied that the neo-Nazis are too
longer dangerous only when those responsible for the Rue
Copernic synagogue bomb attack will be arrested and
brought to trial."
Kosher Kitchen
Here is a recipe for an unusual and tasty fish dinner. This is
perfect for company.
1 lb. flounder or trout filets
'/i cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
3 tbsp. melted butter
4 anchovies, chopped fine
1 tap. mint leaves, chopped
1 tbsp. parsley, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
Vt cup dry white wine
Roll fish in seasoned flour and fry in oil. Melt 3 tbsp. butter.
Add anchovies, mint leaves and parsley. Add lemon juice and
wine. Bring to boil and pour over fish.
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Friday, December 4,1981
*Ihe Center Pace'
JCC I u ti ii s ill Activities
Art-Children Ages 10-12
The principles and elements of
art; such as line, shape, form,
color, size, texture and pattern
will be covered. These principles
will be reinforced with specific
projects in drawing, painting,
collage, etc. The children will also
have experiences in art ap-
preciation. Time: Friday. 4 to 5
Basic Drawing
This basic drawing class for
adults will involve pencil sketch-
ing. Still lives and landscapes will
be the basis for the beginners
subject matter. Techniques for
drawing, shading, and composi-
tion will be taught. Time: Mon-
day and Thursday, 8 to 10 p.m.
Handbuilding Ceramics
This introductory class for
adults in ceramics will develop an
awareness of working with clay.
Several clay handbuilding
techniques will be introduced;
inch, coil, and slab pot methods.
Time: Monday and Thursday, 8
to 10 p.m.
Beginning Tennis
for Adults
This class is an introduction to
tennis for adults. Forehand,
backhand, and serving will be in-
troduced. The rules and scoring of
tennis will also be covered. The
majority of class time will be
spent practicing on the courts.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday,
9:30 to 10:30a.m.
For further information, con-
tact Ann Lardner at 344-5795.
New Years Week End Party
The Senior Friendship Club of
the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg is accepting reser-
vations for its New Years Week-
End Party to be held on Sunday,
Kosher catered sit-down, full
course dinner; Free set-ups
5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6
p.m.; Dancing Music En-
tertainment; Members $9,
Non-Members $10.
To make reservations, contact
Alma Gertner 345-0690.
Teen Group
The kick off meeting of the
Jewish Center Youth Group was
a resounding success. We dis-
cussed the purpose of our group
and briefly discussed ideas for
our up coming events. We are
planning a "Get To Know You
Dance' in December. There will
be music, plenty of refreshments
and many smiling faces from all
the youth groups in the area.
Besides our social events we
also have many community
oriented events planned, such as
volunteering our services to all
Childrens Hospital, running
events for the youth and adults
at the center and many others.
If you are between the ages of
13 and 18 and are interested in
any of these ideas or if you have
good ideas of your own come on
down and join the fun Tuesday,
Nov. 24, 7-9 p.m. For more in-
formation, call Ann at the center
at 344-5795.
President's Remarks at Signing
Ceremony for the Joint
Resolution on Raoul Wallenberg
I'm signing the bill to make
Raoul Wallenberg an honorary
citizen of the United States. But
in making him a United States
citizen, I think we're the ones
that are being honored.
Raoul Wallenberg is the Swed-
ish savior of almost 100,000
Jewish men, women and children.
What he did, what he accom-
plished was of biblical propor-
tions. Sir Winston Churchill,
another man of force and forti-
tude, is the only other person who
has received honorary United
States citizenship and as John F.
Kennedy said at that signing cer-
Bat Mitzvah
emony, "Indifferent himself to
danger, he wept over the sorrows
of others."
That compassion also exempli-
fies the man we are gathered here
for today. In 1944, the United
States requested Sweden's coop-
eration in protecting the lives of
Hungarian Jews facing extermi-
nation at the hands of the Nazis.
In the months that followed, the
United States supplied the hinds
and the directives and Raoul
Wallenberg supplied the courage
and the passion. How can we
comprehend the moral worth of a
man who saved tens and tens of
thousands of lives including
those of Congressman and Mrs.
In 1945, in violation of diplo-
matic immunity and in-
ternational law, he was seized by
the Soviet Union. The Nazis were
gone and the Soviets had come in
as an ally, and yet today there is
evidence that he is still impris-
oned by the Soviets. Wherever he
is, his humanity burns like a
I heard someone say that a
man has made at least a start in
understanding the meaning of
human life when he plants shade
trees under which he knows he
will never sit. Raoul Wallenberg
is just such a man. He nurtured
the lives of those he never knew
at the risk of his own. And then
just recently I was told that in a
special area behind the Holocaust
Memorial in Israel, Hungarian
Jews now living in Sweden
planted 10,000 trees in Raoul's
Mrs. Lagergren. Mr. von Dar-
del, we're going to do everything
in our power so that your brother
can sit beneath the shade of those
trees and enjoy the respect and
love that so many hold for him.
Britons, Germans Disappointed
By EEC's Lack of Unity
Dtborah Allison Rosa water
Deborah Allison Rosewater,
daughter of. Maureen and Stan
Rosewater, was called to the
Tor ah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, Nov. 28 at Temple
B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Debbie
m a student in the Temple Reli-
gious School and is a member of
the Junior Youth group. She
attends the John F. Kennedy
Middle School, where she is in the
eighth grade.
Dr. and Mrs. Rosewater will
host the Kiddush following serv-
ices. A reception will be held in
the evening at the temple.
Celebrating with Debbie will be
her Grandmother Eleanor Ber-
tram, and Grandparents Dr. and
Mrs. Ralph Rosewater from
Cleveland, as well as other family
and friends.
BONN (JTA) British
and German officials have ex-
pressed deep disappointment
over the failure so far of the 10
member states of the European
Economic Community (EEC) to
agree on the text of a declaration
approving the participation by
member states in the Multina-
tional Force and Observers
(MFO) which is to patrol Sinai
after Israel completes its with-
drawal next April. The U.S. will
provide the bulk of the 2,500-man
The declaration requires
unanimity. But Greece, the new-
est member of the EEC. remains
opposed to the formula proposed
by the other nine EEC partners
which would refer to the Camp
David agreements in one part
and to other documents, such as
the EEC's 1980 Venice Declara-
tion on the Mideast, in another.
THE NEW Greek government
headed by Socialist Premier
Andreas Papandreou supports
the Venice Declaration but is op-
posed to the Camp David ac-
cords. The Venice Declaration
calls for the association of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion in the peace process.
Israel has said it would dis-
qualify any country from partici-
pation in the MFO that does so
on the basis of any formula other
than Camp David. Britain,
France, Italy and Holland have
indicated a willingness to provide
units for the Sinai force but offi-
cial commitments depend on
EEC approval.
British and German officials,
meeting here in the course of the
regular Anglo-German consulta-
tions, said a new round of consul-
tations with Israel and the U.S.
would be necessary if Greece does
not drop its opposition. They said
another attempt would be made
to convince the Greeks to accept
a formula containing references
to Camp David. "If this does not
produce the desired results, new
ways will be explored," a British
diplomat said.
garet Thatcher of Britain and
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of
West Germany conferred on the
matter. Both leaders were said to
strongly support European parti-
cipation in the MFO although
West Germany itself would not
send troops to the region for his-
torical and constitutional
The Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
is a major beneficiary of funds raised in the annual
Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign.
I Bridge classes for seniors are offered at the Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow Lane through the St. Petersburg Junior College.
\Tyu>\ first series of classes which was offered for beginners was a huge
success with 28 seniors enrolled The second series of classes will be a
continuation of the first and will begin Dec 3. Classes are held every
Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. New registration will be limited. For more
information, call Ann Lardner at 344-5796.
\The dance program at the Jewish Community Center, 8167 Elbow
tone N.. offers class for children, two and a half through adults, in
^lUt-tap, toe, advanced dance and dancercise. Classes are held on
ondays and Wednesdays. Starting in January, all class fees will be
pn a monthly basis. A recital will be held Sunday, June & For mor.: in-
formation, call Ann Lardner at 344-6796.
Jewish Agency Program Seeks to
Increase Opportunities
for Rental Housing
A new concept designed to in-
crease rental housing in Israel for
new immigrants was presented
this week by Charles Weinberg,
senior advisor to the chairman of
the Jewish Agency's Immigra-
tion and Absorption Depart-
The program, which is still in
the planning stages, would en-
courage American Jews to pur-
chase apartments in Israel and
then offer them to the Jewish
Agency for a ten-year period. The
Agency, acting as an inter-
mediary for the American owner,
would in turn offer the appart-
ments to new settlers on a rental
basis, with rent returning to the
Rabbi Weinberg, currently in
the United States promoting the
program, believes "it provides an
outstanding opportunity for
Jews still undecided about
Aliyah to help those already
committed to living in Israel.
Weinberg, a former president
of The Rabbinical Council of
America, who emigrated to Israel
in 1977, points out that a per-
son's inability to afford housing
in Israel often plays a pivotal role
in determining his Aliyah pros-
pects. "This is a tragedy because
Israel needs American immi-
grants now more than ever," said
Weinberg. "The program seeks
to help alleviate this dilemma by
making it possible for an indivi-
dual or family to find rental
housing at reasonable coats." He
adds that the program's potential
should become greater amid
Israel's acute shortage of rental
According to Weinberg, a pro-
totype of the program will be
tested in three communities. In
an effort to increase community
involvement in this and other
programs, Weinberg is attempt-
ing to establish local Aliyah
councils throughout North
America where none exist. He en-
visions these councils playing a
major role in helping to imple-
ment the program. Further infor-
mation about this and other
housing programs in Israel may
be obtained by contacting Wein-
berg at the Israel Aliyah Center,
515 Park Avenue, New York,
NY. Telephone: (212) 762-0600
or 1-800-221-1251: Other housing
information may be obtained
through your regional Israel
Aliyah Center office, 4200 Bis-
cayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
33137, (305) 573-2566.
Hillel Foundation
The St. Petersburg Afternoon
Chapter of ORT will hold its
regular monthly meeting on
Tuesday, Dec 15, at Temple
Beth-El. 400 Pasadena Avenue
South. Pasadena at 12:30 p.m.
Rabbi Robert P. Kirzner,
principal speaker, along with
Sara Bernstein and Harriet
Pyster relating some Jewish
stories promisee to be an in-
teresting afternoon.
ORT Chapter
A Bagel Brunch will be owld on
Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hillel
Foundation. Jewish Student
Center at USF. Dr. Ailon Shuoh
will speak on "Faith Healing:
The Religious Experience as a
Therapeutic Proceaa," thei top*
of his new book. The public is

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The Jewish Fjoridian ofPinellas County
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ngregations /Organizations Events
B'nai I arm el cordially
you to a celebration
our Rabbi Arthur I.
_ od the occasion of his
jvmh year at our Temple.
Lhare this Sirochm and join
[dinner and dancing on
/, Dae. 12, 8 p.m., 1686
debar Rd., Clearwater
hour begins at 7 p.m.
i ia HO per parson. .
Die B'nmi Israel weloor
i age atudenta at a spe-
Ive celebrated Home-
it collage; now let us
> with you in Claarwatar.
have scheduled two
ominga," one on Friday
18 and one on Friday
. 26 to welcome you home
i you a chance to aee each
j will participate in either
both of these service*
let us know. We want to
duration Committee
the cold northern
[ when colleges are having
mid-semester interim,
B'nmi Israel will hold its
Dllegiate Winterim. This
a series of educational
| Weineteln Speaks
nday morning, Dec 20,
\rid Weinatein will speak in
al hall on the "History of
rought." Dr. Weinatein is
it of Spertus College of
inChicago. He. is a re-
scholar in Hebrew and
[studies, both biblical and
a.m. on Dec. 20,
_ will sponsor a coffee
Mowed by Dr. Weinstein's
^g the first weekend in
j, Daria Fane will conduct
[part series on the current
in Israel and the Mid-
Friday, Jan. 1, at 3 p.m.,
conduct a session in the
[hall on the "Challenges
Israel in the Coming
[This will be followed by a
lah service, with refresh-
sponsored by Sisterhood.
f Friday Jan. 1, she will
[from the pultpit on "Reli-
ad Politics in the Mid-
I Saturday afternoon, Jan. 2,
p.m. she will conduct a see-
Fin the social hall on the
llengee Facing Israel in the
g Year." This will be fol-
. by a Havdalah service,
[refreshments sponsored by
Sunday morning, Jan. 3,
rill speak at the monthly
erbood breakfast, and will
original sides of photo-
dism she has done in Israel
^he surrounding countries,
ria Fane is currently with
international Peace Academy
United Nations and is a
Dral student in the School of
national Studies of Colum-
Additional Programs
[e will have additional out-
iing programs on sub-
kent weekends. This is an
Drtunity to hear first hand
i people who are involved be-
I the scenes.
Temple B'nmi Israel
Friendship Club
|>ur Nov. 12 meeting featuring
yton Weiss, speaking for the
tnnel Markers for the Blind
i well attended. Mr. Weiss was
1st informative, and the au-
Ince asked many questions
er his talk. Our business
ting on Nov. 19 covered
thcoming events. There was
meeting on Thursday, Nov.
26, Thanksgiving Day.
On Dec. 17, we will have our
annual Hanukah Latke Party.
This is being catered and the
menu will consist of latkes, sour
cream, apple sauce, strode! and
beverage. This is scheduled lor
noon in the Social Hall.
Donations are 62.76 par parson,
and reservations must be made
by Dec. 10 in order to give the
caterers time. Guests are invited
to join us; the donation of 82.76
per parson will also apply. The
following ladies are on the com-
mittee: Lieselott Stern, Ruth
Dunning, Edith Dennis, Sylvia
Cohen, Dorothy Weinzuner,
Hilda Schwartz, and Sadie Silver.
Also assisting in the committee
are: Marvyn Stern, Al Dunning,
and Herman Dennis. Please make
Kour reservations and plan to
a ve a real good party.
Pirns are being made for a
Dinner Theatre Party for Jan. 16,
Saturday afternoon at the Golden
Apple Theatre; more details next
Men's Club
On Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.,
the Men's Club of Congregation
Beth Shalom, Clearwater, will
hold its monthly breakfast.
For those who are unable to
understand the new economic
structure of today, we will have
as our speakers, Messrs. Irwin
Glszer and Edward Waticki of
Smith, Barney, Harris, Upham
These gentlemen are well
versed on the financial problems
of today. After a brief talk, they
will endeavor to answer all
questions regarding: tax
shelters, C.D.'s, stock market
and so forth. The public is in-
Donation is 62 per person. For
reservations, please contact: Joe
Stern, 393-7969, Ed Gurewitz,
596-6132, or mail checks to the
Synagogue office at 1326 S.
Belcher Rd., Clearwater, 33616
Sisterhood News
Beth Shalom Sisterhood will
host a Chanukah luncheon on
Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in their
Synagogue Social Hall at 1326 S.
Belcher. There will be a food
demonstration that you won't
want to miss, songs and a sur-
prise program. Cost of the
luncheon is 82. Please RSVP to
Betsy 631-1418 or Phyllis 796-
Beth Sholom
The Sisterhood of Congre-
gation Beth Sholom of Gulfport
will hold its monthly meeting at 1
p.m. Tuesday Dec. 8, at the social
hall, 1844 64th St. So. Members
and friends are cordially invited
to attend. Our guest speaker will
be Dr. Louise Wensel. Subject:
"Ills of Ageing and Ways to
Combat." Refreshments will be
served. There is no charge.
Sisterhood of Congregation
Beth Sholom of Gulfport will
hold its First Yiddish speaking
group meeting Saturday evening,
Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.. at 1844 54 St.
So. Gulfport.
Men's Club
Men's Club of Congregation
Beth Sholom of Gulfport wUl
hold breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 6
at 10 a.m. preceded by short
service in the social hall at 1844
54 St. South, Gulfport. Guest
speaker will be Mr. O. Ray
Gussler of O. Ray Gussler &
Associates. The subject will be
"Investments ami Estate Plan-
ning for Retirees." Donation is
New Member
"New member Sabbath"
Friday. Dec. 11. st Congregation
Beth Sholom of Gulfport. Over 30
people will be welcomed by Rabbi
Sidney I. Lubin. A special "Oneg
Shabbat" celebration wril follow.
General Meeting
Congregation Beth Sholom of
Gulfport will hold Ha annual
general masting on Thursday
Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. Election of
officers and trustees.
New officers installation will be
held on Sunday, Jan 10 at 7:80
p.m. at Congregation Beth
Sholom of Gulfport at 1844 64 St.
So. It will be preceded by services
and followed by refreshments,
socializing and games in the
social hall. The installing officer
will be Rabbi Sidney I. Lubin. All
are invited. There is no charge
for this event.
who is 90 years young, thrilled
everyone with his story telling,
guitar playing, and singing in
different languages. The climax
of the afternoon occurred when
Isadora, who is also 90 years
young, and Eli embraced each
other and than sang s dust.
Everyone had to dry their eyes.
Both men are now honorary
members of the Golds Meir
Friendship Club.
A Hanukah celebration will be
held by the Shalom Hadassah on
Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Congre-
gation B'nai Israel, St. Peters
burg. The program will include a
candle lighting ceremony con-
ducted by Sony a Olitsky, enter-
tainment by students from the
Pinellas County Day School, a
poetry reading by Sylvia
Diamond, and a talk by Rabbi
Luski of Congregation B'nai Is-
rael Traditional refreshments
will be served and all are invited.
Led by the Dixie Hollins High
School Band, veterans of all
wars, honored their fallen com-
rades at the ceremony held at the
termination of the parade in
Williams Park, St. Petersburg.
Master of Ceremonies Leon
Glassman, past president of the
Veterans Liaison Council, and
past commander of the Abe Ader
Post No. 246 Jewish War Vet-
erans introduced Rabbi Luski
who offered the invocation, after
which the pledge of allegiance
was recited, followed by the
singing of our National Anthem.
Chairman Glassman then in-
troduced Her Honor Conine
Freeman, mayor of St. Peters-
burg who read a proclamation
designating Nov. 11, as Veterans
Day. and calling for a reaf-
firmation of national unity.
The various dignitaries seated
on the dais were introduced in-
cluding newly elected president
of the Veterans Liaison Council,
Harrv Wohlbera. a member of
Abe Ader Post No. 246 JWV.
Carlos Rainwater, director of
Regional Veterans Affairs
delivered a touching explanation
of, "What is a Veteran." The
closing prayer was offered by a
retired army chaplain.
Abe Ader Post No. 246 JWV of
the U.S. was represented by
Color Bearers, Lou Loffmin and
Harold Salkey, Syd Rosenthal,
president of the auxiliary, Helene
Lesser, correspondent secretary,
Ann Belkin, chaplain. Charles
Kohn, post chaplain, Manny
Ward, Jack Belkin, Abe
Franklin, and Sr. Vice Com-
mander Harry Weiss.
On Monday, Nov. 9 at the
invitation of Rose Crocitti, enter-
tainment chairwoman of the
Senior Citizens of the Azalea
Baptist Church. Harry Weiss
entertained a group of 40-semor
citizens by playing old favorites
on the piano and then leading a
sing-along. Harry is sr. vice
commander of the Abe Ader Post
No. 246 Jewish War Veterans
Harry's talents were very well re-
ceived, and he was asked to
return for another performance
Friendship Club
On Monday. Nov. 9, a friend-
ship of many years was renewed
when Isadora Zitlin. one of the
founders of both Temple B nai
Israel and Congregation Beth
Shalom, and a former cantor, was
invited to attend a musical after-
noon given at the Gold. Men-
Center by Eli Spivak. Spivak
The calendar of events for the
Golds Meir Friendship Club for
the month of December follows.
The Friendship Club meets every
Monday at 1 p.m at the Golds
Meir Center, 802 S. Jupiter Ave..
Monday, Dec. 7, monthly
business meeting followed by
social gathering. All membere
and guests are invited.
Monday, Dec. 14, Cantor
Jonah Binder of Beth Shalom
Synagogue will speak, followed
by a social. Members and guests
Monday, Dec. 21, A social
meeting is planned.
Monday, Dec. 28, A Hanukah
party is planned, with enter-
tainment provided by Mildred
and Norman Lewis and friends.
This will be a great event, and the
National Israeli refreshment will
be served. Donation is 81.
Attention Jewish Youth
9- 12 grades
A dance will be held at the
Golda Meir Center, 302 S. Jupiter
Ave., Clearwater, on Dec. 12 from
8 p.m. midnight. The theme is
"Over the Rainbow." Admission
is 81.60, and everyone is invited
to attend. For more information,
call Beth Starr. 726-1781.
BBYO wants you
Any Jewish youth in the 9-12
grades are invited to join the
newly formed chapter of the
BBYO. Join now, meet other
Jewish kids, and have fun.
Contact Beth Starr at 725-1781
for information.
Pre School
"It's a small world after all"
but for Beth-El Preschoolers
- It's a world for the small!
The information read by you.
Is for review and preview, too.
Preschoolers first learned
about each other
And then about mother, father,
sister and brother.
Learning how to get along
Was done by stories, games
and song.
Apples dipped in honey, the
sound of the Shofar's horn
That is how we knew the Jew-
ish year was born!
In the Sukkah we did eat
Vegetable salad we made for a
You could hear the sound of
our marching feet
On Simchat Torah our joy
was complete.
Language Arts and Finger
Puzzles, pegs and school made
cl*y. .
Books, balls and music tune,
Math, art and words that
There's so much to do at school
So very many learning tools!
We learned how "Community
Helpers" work for us
The doctor, policeman, fireman
all with no fuss.
There are so many more good
We can't list them all; but
they're not shirkers.
Seasons, alphabet, colors and
Science, orchestra nothing
the watchful eyes of our
From every aspect they do
reach us.
Field trips to Danish Bakery,
Tot Playground
The Pier Shuttle Ride the
bells "ding dong" sound.
The Suncoast Seabird Sanc-
tuary and
story hour at the Library
To attend Beth-El Preschool
children need no bribery.
And now it's November, time
to remember
We should ssy "thank you" on
Thanksgiving Day.
Chanuka is on the way; fun
and learning will continue
I trust that reading this review
is pleasurable to you.
Poetic license I have taken.
Please. English buffs, don't be
Preschool Director
Brotherhood Newa
..The Brotherhood of Temple
Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave S..
St. Petersburg, and their spouses
and friends will attend a screen
ing of "Jerusalem City of
Peace" at the Temple's Rothman
Social Hall, Monday evening,
Dec. 7,7:30 p.m.
Narrated by Hollywood star,
Edward Aaner, who recently won
an Emmy for beat TV actor for
his leading role in the award-win-
ning "Lou Grant," "Jerusalem
City of Peace" is a timely, new
half-hour documentary motion
picture, and shows how Jews and
Arabs can continue to live in
peace in Jerusalem. Filmed in
color and produced in Israel for
the Jewish Chautauqua Society,
scenes depict contrasts with the
old city and the new. Included are
interviews with prominent Jews,
Christians and Arabs; Teddy
Kollek Isaac Stern, Father
Marcel DuBois, George Jacu-
makis. Rabbi Alexander Schind-
ler, Arab leaders, industrialists, s
former Jordanian minister and
newspaper editors.
Plus 40 Club
On Sunday Dec. 6, a "Romp in
the Park" will be held at Freedom
Lake Park at 49th St. North, 101
First Avenue, Lakes entrance at
2 p.m.
The speaker at this outing will
be Clara Johnson, a well known
nutritionist to proper diet and
staying young.
In the event that the weather is
inclement, this event will take
place at the home of Lillian
Brecia, 3925 -101 Terrace North,
Pinellas Park.
New members are welcome.
For reservations ceil Gladys
Osher, president, 866-2007, or
Lou Kronen, 681-8309.
Rabbi Sherman P. Kirshner,
spiritual leader of Beth Chai
Synagogue, announced that
adult education began on
Monday evening Nov. 16, and
will continue each Monday at
7:30 p.m.
The Rabbi offers a course on
synagogue skills with special
emphasis on Haftorah chanting
for adults. The class will cul-
minate with an adult Bar-Bat
Mitzvah. Simultaenously, a crash
course in beginner's Hebrew will
be taught duly by Mrs. Barbara
Kirshner and Mr. Gabriel Kirsh-
ner. Both groups will join
together at the mid-point in their
sessions for a group venture
entitled "Living Jewishly." The
entire community is invited to
Confirmation class meets with
the Rabbi every Monday at 4
Bar-Bat Mitzvah class every
Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.
Hebrew High School every
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Rabbi's conversion class every
Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
E.S.P. is coming to Beth
Chai!! Watch for HI
The beautiful Havdala service,
which concludes the Holy
Sabbath, will be practiced at
various congregant's homes one
Saturday per month. Services
were inaugurated at the home of
Allen and Kathy Rosenbaum,
12800 88th Avenue North.
Seminole, at 6 p.m., Nov. 21.

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Saving Lives, Building a Nation
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the Jewish Agency-WZO met in
Paris and New York with most
members of the committee and
received their agreement ir
principle to the proposed change.
Despite the consultations and
the concurrence, some criticism
can be expected. Despite the un-
derstanding shown, the decision
still appeared to a number of
Jewish organizations as injurious
to a principle they perceive as
sacred: the principle of freedom,
of choice. But their feelings are
misguided. The principle of free
choice persists unabated. What is
being challenged is the future
rescue of Soviet Jews, by the
dangerous possibility that the,
exit gates of the Soviet Union
may be slammed shut.
Actually, this is not an ideo-
logical debate. Nor is this an
argument of drop-outs versus
Aliya; or freedom of choice
versus coercion. This is a prag-
matic measure meant to forestall
the closing of Soviet doors in the
face of Jews wishing to leave. Up
to the very last moment, some
Jewish organizations tried to
avoid making a decision despite
the fact that their leaders under-
stood and agreed that something
must be done to change the
former policy.
Tacitly, everyone expected the
Jewish Agency to take the initia-
tive, adopt the decision and
assume full responsibility.
Q. What is the arrangement
between the Jewish Agency,
HIAS and the JDC?
A. The arrangement between
the Jewish Agency, HIAS and
t hat JDC calls for HIAS to deal
only with those Jews who, after
leaving the USSR, are referred tc
them by the Jewish Agency.
The new decision of the Jewish
Agency in no way contradicts
thai agreement.
(^ Does Neshira really ob-
struct the exit of Jews from the
Jfr. Restrictions limiting the
number of Jews allowed to leave
bqgta in May June 1979, when
the ^bilateral relations between
the powers were at their zenith.
Everyone expected that the
SALT II agreement would be
ratified within a few months.
Subsequently, the USSR would
be granted Most Favored Nation
status in its trade relations.
However it was during the same
year that 30,000 recipients of
Israeli visas who left the USSR
emigrated, instead, to the U.S.
and Canada. Soviet authorities
were: thus provided a golden op-
portunity to limit emigration by
enacting a new requirement:
namely, that the affidavit come
from a "first degree relative" in
During the last year there have
been unmistakeable expressions
of dissatisfaction by Soviet
officials over the ''neshira" phen-
omenon. From their reactions it
is evident that they regard
"neshira" as an act of massive
deceit which strikes at the very
heart of Soviet policy on emigra-
With two exceptions, (family
reunion, and repatriation) there is
no emigration from the USSR. In
effect, the first category
family reunion was merely a
lip service which the Russians
had to go through in deference to
the Helsinki Agreement. They
make every effort to limit its ap-
plicability and scope to prevent a
mass exit of other peoples, such
as the Ukrainians. They therefore
place the greatest emphasis of
the principle of repatriation. This
principle has been applied in
cases of Poles, Germans, Greeks
and Jews who were Soviet
citizens and wished to return to
their homelands.
"Neshira" has undermined So-
viet Jewry's primary argument
for emigration: the inalienable
right to return to their homeland.
Now, contrary to their previous
heroic stand, Soviet Jews do not
protest. Indeed, they cannot
demonstrate against not being
allowed to emigrate to Los An-
geles or to Toronto.
The drop-outs have seriously
weakened the campaign of Soviet
Jewry vis-a-vis the authorities by
eliminating any moral justifica-
tion or credibility.
Q. Will the decision of the Jew-
ish Agency adversely affect the
number of those requesting to
leave the USSR?
A. Soviet Jews have em-
phasized and reiterated that,"*
should the choice be forced upon
them between the two alterna-
tives remaining in the USSR
or Aliya to Israel they would
certainly opt for the latter. In
this connection, it is vital to un-
derstand the process by which
the Soviet authorities grant exit
permits. Thus, one sees that
"Neshira" not only causes a de-
crease in the absolute number of
emigrants currently allowed, (see
table) but also dramatically cuts
the number of applications for
future departures. The well-es-
tablished principle is that only
one-fourth of all applicants are
granted exit visas. But, when the
authorities cut back on the
absolute number of approvals
there is a concurrent drop in ap-
Percentage of Neshira
City Percentage
Odessa 97
Kiev 96
Charkov 91
Moscow 86
Leningrad 86
Riga 86
Vilna 34
Kishinev 34
Tiflis 32
Exit* reduced by
Soviet Authorities by:
City Percentage
Odessa 85
Kiev 92
Charkov 88
Moscow 90
Leningrad 88
Riga 74
Israel Moves to Defuse
Unstable Situation in Lebanon
Israel haa moved to defuse the
tension that flared in south
Lebanon after three members of
the Christian militia were killed
when their vehicle struck a mine
apparently planted by Palestine
Liberation Organization infil-
Premier Menachem Begin told
U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis
at a meeting that Israel was in-
terested in maintaining the cease-
fire in Lebanon "indefinitely."
U.S. envoy was "gratified" by
the statement which Begin asked
him to convey to Secretary of
State Alexander Haig. The
sources denied that special high-
level messages were transmitted
from Washington to Jerusalem in
recent days demanding restraint
on Israel's part.
They said that the stituation in
Lebanon was not the main sub-
ject of Begin s meeting with
Lewis. The source said it was one
of "periodic" meetings and dealt
mainly with the recent round of
autonomy talks in Cairo where
Lewis and Alfred Atherton, the
American Ambassador to Egypt,
The organizational meeting for
the St. Petersburg Jewish
Historical Society will be held on
Sunday, Dec. 27, at 1:30 p.m. in
the Teen Room at Congregation
B'nai Israel, 301 59th St.. N., St.
Everyone is welcome sin-
gles, seniors, teens, newcomers,
old timers, doctors, lawyers, beg-
german and chiefs and tourists.
represented the U.S.
Tension rose in south Lebanon
after the land mine incident over
the weekend. Maj. Saad Haddad,
commander of the militia, imme-
diately blocked key roads, cut-
ting off the transportation of
supplies to a number of posts
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tone of reports on the situation to
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"Neshira" weakens the "stay-
ing power" and the morale of the
Aliya activists in the USSR.
These people, who lead the fight
for the principle of Aliya, find the
very grouci on which they base
their ideological battle eroding
under their feet. The authorities
exploit "Neshira" aa anti-Zionist
The prevention of "Neshira"
will not lessen the pressure of
those requesting exit but, on the
contrary, will increase their num-
bers. In fact, it wil enhance the
credibility of the Aliya activists,
thus supporting the internal
pressure which will in turn in-
crease the number of applicants
and so increase the actual
number of exit visas granted.
Q. Was the decision of the
Jewish Agency co-ordinated with
the American Government?
A. Both the American Admin-
istration and the Congressional
leadership contributed to the es-
tablishment of the principle of
Freedom of Emigration which
was of prime concern. But they
have no jurisdiction in the matter
of destination. This is an internal
Jewish matter. The determina-
tion to expedite the transfer of
Jews once they are safely out of
the Soviet Union should be left to
those Jewish bodies empowered
to deal with the question. Despite
these reservations, the decision
was brought to the attention of
the U.S. Administration.
Q. Why was the decision taken
at this time?
A. Over the last three years,
the Jewish Agency viewed the
curtailment in exits from the
USSR with alarm and ceaselessly
warned against the negative
effects of "Neshira." The
measure which was adopted a"
this time was first raised several
years ago but was not carried out
as a consequence of unresolved
deliberations with concerned
Jewish organizations.
Ultimately, all the suggestions
which were made jointly by the
Jewish Agency, HIAS and the
JDC were rejected by the Council
of Jewish Federations and Wel-
fare Funds. This left HIAS and
the JDC with no alternative but
to withdraw from the tripartite
agreement. After it became clear
that there was no chance of ef
fectuating any plan at all, and
after it became dear that the
gates of the Soviet Union were
about to shut, it was no longer
possible to delay taking action.
Consequently, it has been de-
cided to attempt to increase
Soviet emigration by a renewed
effort at stemming "Neshira."
Q. Has the Jewish Agency
taken cognizance of the activities
of Missionary Organizations
operating in Vienna? _
A. If there are some Jews
among the Soviet emigrants who
would turn to missionary groups
in order to avoid coming to
Israel, there is nothing which the
Jewish Agency can (or should) do
to force them to act otherwise.
Notwithstanding, it is the
considered opinion of the Jewish
Agency that the vast majority of
Jews will reject such solutions.
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Immigrants From Soviet Union Making Major
Impact on Medicine, Science in Israel
lit: Canadian Jewish Newa
JNTO New informa-
, Russian Jews now living
,el reveals that not only are
firming the backbone of na-
jed clinical medicine but
hey are adding a powerful
[is to advancement in the
g, education, industry and
|her first public address as
Bl chairman of the
Committee for Soviet
it, Genya Intrator reported
| personal investigation into
state of Russian Jewry in
s. Intrator spent almost a
{collecting data on statistics
attitudes with members of
Israeli consulate, the Jewish
joey and the Israeli govern-
. She also spoke to Russians
living in Israel as well as
j who dropped out in Vienna
those who left Israel for
th America.
krs. Intrator is fluent in both
sian and Hebrew.
his is what she found:
Over 3,000 Russian doctors
}e emigrated to Israel in the
j 10 years, and today they are
tsidered the backbone of
tical medicine of the Kupat
Ihm. the medical institution of
trade union federation, His-
' Kupat Holim serves the
eatest numbers of people in
Jrael." said Mr. Intrator," and it
I now being maintained by these
ussian doctors who practiced a
|imilar type of medicine in the
oviet Union."
Over 6,000 Russian engineers
been absorbed into all
inches of Israeli industry, and
[(bey have helped set up an inati-
_ie of technology on the out
kirts of Tel Aviv. The institute,
lied by a Moscow engineer, is in-
strumental in obtaining help
Ifrom the Israeli government in
(financing and marketing techno-
gical discoveries.
Although Mrs. Intrator was
not specific, she said about 40
new industrial processes have
been marketed both in Israel and
abroad, bringing in much needed
foreign currency to Israel.
Russians are penetrating the
educational systems not just in
tbe field of science and mathe-
mathics but also athletics.
They are making a real contrib-
ution to physical education
^programs in the high school." she
At the university level, Rus-
sian scientists such as Herman
Branover at Ben Gurion Univer-
sity in Beeraneva and Benjamin

Levich at Tel Aviv University
have gained world reputations in
their respective fields.
Branover is doing pioneering
work in the field of solar evergy,
said Mrs. Intrator. And Levich, a
one-time member of the presti-
gious Academy of Sciences in the
USSR, is an electro-chemist of
world renown.
Described as the highest rank-
ing scientist from the Soviet
Union to ever apply to go to
Israel, Levich was also offered
the Einstein Chair at New York
University as soon as he emi-
grated, said Mrs. Intrator.
Levich now spends one semester
at NYU and the rest of the time
at Tel Aviv University.
In music, Russians were the
catalysts for the establishment of
the Haifa and Natanya chamber
orchestras besides being active in
the Israeli Philharmonic
Orchestra in Tel Aviv and the Je-
rusalem Symphony Orchestra.
They also figured prominently in
Israeli chess and literary ac-
Russian emigres to Israel
have the lowest re-immigration
rate of any group from western
countries, she reported. "North
Americans have the highest," she
said. "After three years, almost
50 percent of North Americans
who come to live in Israel pack up
and leave."
In contrast, she said, only 5 to
7 percent of Russian Jews left
after coming to Israel, and in the
last two years, the rate of re-im-
migration dropped sharply to Vt
of 1 percent.
While emphasizing the positive
side of Soviet emigration to
Israel, Mrs. Intrator, at the same
time, said she would not under-
estimate the difficulties facing
Soviet Jews once they enter
Israeli society.
"No question about it." she
admitted, "the process of ab-
sorption and integration is a
tough one. But don't forget," she
added, "as Refuseniks, many
have lived under terrible tension
for years. They also face culture
As for the much-touted stories
of Soviet Jews who remain in
absorption centres for almost a
year, Mrs. Intrator explained
that it's not easy to leave the nest
of government custody and
like all immigrants they face
crisis of uncertainty.
She reminded her audience
that the special problems of infla-
tion and Arab-Israeli conflict
only heaped more stress on the
shoulders of new arrivals.
Candidly, Mrs. Intrator ex-
pressed concern that while the
cause of Soviet Jewry was as
critical as ever, it was losing
"It's been 10 years now since
death sentences were meted out
to Dymshitz and Kouznetzov in
the dramatic Leningrad Trials.
For the media, as well as the
public and Jewish leadership,
news about Soviet Jews has lost
its newness."
She levelled harsh criticism for
those North Americans who were
influenced by feeling personal
impressions "Soviet children
are unruly and write graffiti
on the walls of expensive real
estate" or by value judgments
"Why don't they go to
The facts are that Soviet Jews
are an endangered community in
the Soviet Union, and they have
to be brought out as quickly as
possible before all doors shut, she
said. Whether they go to Israel or
not is irrelevant to the urgency of
helping them emigrate.
Mrs. Intrator cited Professor
Theodore Friedgut, senior lec-
turer in Russian studies at
Hebrew University, as an
example of the official view in
Israel that campaigns for Soviet
Jews should be a top priority on
the Jewish agenda everywhere.
Friedgut has said publicly on
extensive tours to the West that
there is no tomorrow for Jewish
life in the Soviet Union. He told
Intrator that unless a program of
advocacy was sustained in the
West, the Soviet Union would
become even more repressive in
its treatment of Jews.
Mrs. Intrator said that Fried-
gut's views were shared unani-
mously by officials from the
Israeli foreign off ice, the ministry
of the interior, the aliyah depart-
ment of both the Israeli govern-
ment and the Jewish Agency
as well as members of the World
Praesidum on Soviet Jewry in
In the face of such concensus of
support in Israel for Soviet
Jewry, Mrs. Intrator said she
was impatient with apathy and
expressions of failed ex- .
pec tat ions.
"Very few people appreciate
the implications of the loss of
Jewish life in the Soviet Union," j
she said. "Even less are aware of
the positive impact Soviet Jews
have made in Israeli life. Those
are the facts and it's my job to
let them be known."
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Saudi 'Peace' Plan
Da-srtar ADLa
the call
Geneva Conference to
comprehensive Middle
peace? That waa the rage of the
media and international diplo-
macy for the firat 10 month* of
1977 Million, of words appeared
in print and on the air concerning
the virtue* of total peace. Those
who claimed that this theme waa
mere illusion and mirage ware
accused of negativism.
Anwar Sadat knew better.
Living in the real world, he pot
the Geneva Conference to rest
with his trip to Jerusalem in
November, 1977. Sadat under-
stood that to seek total pears in
the region was to achieve no
peace, that to bring the Russians,
the Syrians and the PLO into the
process was to ensure deadlock
and to heighten the sense of
With the death of Sadat, bow-
ever, the myt ho legist* of a
comprehensive peace are seeking
to make a comeback. This time it
is not the Geneva Conference but
the Saudi "peace" plan. One
begins to hear rumblings which
would suggest that the coming
months will see headline*
featuring the virtues of Riyadh's
The Saudi plan, presented by
Prince Fahd last August, is a
dud, and a dangerous one at that.
It therefore becomes imperative
to expose this plan early for what
it is, before it gains momentum
and distracts the world the way
its ancestor did in 1977.
What does the Fahd plan say
and why is it a non-starter?
The plan calls for:
Israelis withdrawal from all
territory occupied in the 1967
Six Day War.
Removal of all Israeli settle-
ment* in the West Bank and
other occupied areas.
Guarantees of freedom of
worship for all religious sects in
the Holy Land.
Recognition of the rights of 2
million Palestinian refugees to
return to their homes in Israel or
the occupied territories, and com-
pensation for those who do not
wish to return.
A UN trusteeship in the Pal-
estinian-populated West Bank of
the Jordan River and the Gaza
Strip during a transition period
of a few months.
Establishment of an indepen-
dent Palestinian state with the
Arab sector of Jerusalem as its
Guarantees of the right of all
states in the area to "live in
A guarantee of any agreement
by the United Nations or "some
of it* members."
In its substance, in the process
it seeks to promote and in the
process it seeks to destroy, the
plan carries within it the seeds for
Middle East disaster.
On a substantive level, the
plan embodies long-standing
Arab postures intended to under-
mine Israel* security and to act
the stage for the very undoing of
Let us examine a few of its
Israel's withdrawal from all
territories occupied ia the 1987
In a Middle East of new
sophisticated military tech-
no logy, this retreat would place
Israel in an indefeasible position.
The Golan Heights would once
again be a Syrian death threat
against Northern Israel. The 9-
mile width of coastal Israel would
prove too tempting to any Arab
Establishment of an Inde-
pendent Palestinian state: Even
that the Saudis mean
state on the West Bank and
Gaza, which ia not dear, current
realty of Palestinian politics en-
sures that this state would fall
under the control of the PLO.
would be revanchist against I *-
reel as well as Jordan (which the
PLO also chums as its own), and
would serve as a vital Soviet
force in s region already sub-
merged by s Soviet pi sat nee in
Syria. Iraq, South Yemen. Libya
and Ethiopia. In other words, a
Palestinian state would ensure
greater instability, greater hke
uhood of war, and increased
superpower confrontation
Recognition of the right* of
the Palestinian* to retara: This
proposal contains the tactical
core of PLO ideology for the de-
struction of the State of Israel.
To accept this notion would give
the PLO the eternal right to sub-
vert the Jewish State from
within. Any plan which holds to
this idea cannot be taken serious-
ly as a move toward peace.
Establishment of the
Arab sector of Jerusalem as the
capital of a Palestinian state:
Inevitably this mean* s step
backward for Jerusalem to the
days before 1948 and 1967 when
it was a divided city with walls
and barriers. Today, Jerusalem is
s united city which works for the
benefit of all its citizens. This is
not to say that it functions per-
fectly, but that improvement lies
in building on what is rather than
destroying the good.
Removal of all settlements
from the West Baak: This would
mean that s part of Biblical Israel
would be declared Judenrein, an
area where Jews are not allowed.
Whatever one's position on the
final disposition of the West
Bank, it is inconceivable that
Jews should have no right to
settle there when there are some
500,000 Arabs living in Israel
The more immediate danger of
the Saudi plan, however, lias in
its threat to the Camp David
process. With all its difficulties,
Camp David has led to remark-
able achievement* and holds the
only hope for long-range peace.
U.S. policy should do all in its
power to strengthen that process.
It should look to create an en-
vironment wherein the Saudis,
Jordanians and moderate Pales-
tinians will have incentives to
support the process. The key lies
in a strong U.S. policy which
causes these parties to desire
American friendship and to win
this friendship through peace
with Israel Sadat pursued that
path; others can do so in time.
Any hesitation in rejecting the
Fahd plan would undermine
Camp David. Potential
moderates would be discouraged
from taking any steps toward the
process (since the radical Saudi
plan would give them more
credibility with the extremists).
On the other side, Israel has
agreed to withdraw from the
Sinai, giving up a buffer zone,
oilfields and airbasee only on the
basis of the Camp David accords.
To give credence to a Saudi plan
which negates Camp David
would inevitably give Israel
cause to wonder about the wis-
dom of the Sinai withdrawal.
For those who lose patience
, with Camp David, the Fahd pro
poaal should remind us of the in-
t nerent shortcomings of the com-
prehensive approach and of the
need to have patience.
Above all, it would mean an
important role for the PLO. A
comprehensive peace by defi-
nition requires the presence of all
parties to the conflict, and it is
clear that the Saudis include the
PLO as one of those parties. In
order to justify PLO involvement
and to offer hope for a negotiated
solution, one would surely hear
again the notion of a new PLO
Smce the PLO in n
abandoned its raises) efetrr. the
destruction of the State of Israel
these fjsssjpjfjjj tmhorhad in the
comprehensive epproach are both
urireehstic and danger one. They
create a climate of acceptance of
the PLO in this country while
actually ir*tr"'g progress toward
peace even more difficult.
The comprehensive approach
would once again make progress
between would-be moderates in
the region hostage to the veto of
the radicals. If it is to be total
peace or no peace, the Syrian*
and Iraqis can see to it that there
will be no peace. The great break-
through achieved by Sadat was
to free Egyptian interests from
the burden of the radical Arabs.
The stress on a compre-
would give the
Soviet Union a greater rose. Once
the Syrians and the PLO have s
say in the course of i
the Soviets, their
porters, would sis
My. Iuiuliamaat of the Soviets,
with their ideological rigidity.
would block any progress. Sadat
realized thai in 1977 and re-
sponded to the joint U.S.
Soviet declaration with his own
declaration of independence.
Sadat came to understand not
only that there can be no imme-
diate total peace, hot that the
critical breakthrough in the
sjsjbbjs, was psychological an
unambiguous and to Arab re-
jection of Israel and the begin
ning of open negotiations. While
the Fabd plan makes reference
to guarantees for states in the
region to live in peace (though it
is unclear whether it considers
Israel a legitimate state), its total
pettern reinforces the impression
of Arab rejectionism. Instead of
^M7. Dscemba^,
remains ^"
- said k bat i
what turned out to be his il-y
to the UJ3. in August hT
mented on NBC* Mast
Praaa-; that the Fahd
"didn't ad anything new"
it was "the easiest thing ,
world" to ait eomewheV
merely suggest "that the Us
States should do so-andso-
that Begin should do so-tnill
Finally, ha noted that FahdT
"adopting the old way" by ta
making statement*, rather tba
te^comxwte action, u^|
Let usiHsj the path of Sal
and Begin and unequrvoeabh- i
ject the' Saudi plan to A
Camp David.
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the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, punishment was handed down in a Kharkov court
on the charge that Pant sky had 'defamed' the Soviet state. Paritsky and his wife, Polina
(left) believe that his lawyer was a KGB agent The couple are shown with their two childnn.
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Spurred by the need to ease language barriers
during emergency fire and heart attack episodes,
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understanding how to plug into available finud
rescue services," Dr. Sandberg explained. "It en
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