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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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^Jewish Flendlian
Of Pinellas County
Volume 5 Number 11
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, June 1,1984
Price 35 Cents
lans Underway For Hillel Building At USF
Planning has begun for the
I construction of a B'nai B'rith
I Hillel Foundation building on the
I campus of the University of
I South Florida in Tampa, accord-
ling to Jay Markowitz, president
I0f the Board of Directors.
Negotiations are now being
concluded according to Bryan
IBurgess, the university's Asso-
Iciate General Counsel, for the
[long term lease of a building site.
|Plan9 are to build a Hillel Jewish
Student Center on Campus
Ministry Row which currently
Ihouses four other religious
enters. Once those
arrangements have been
inalized, Hillel's building com-
nittee will proceed with the
ecessary steps to complete the
The Hillel unit is a member of a
Lute-wide system called Hillel
Foundations of Florida.
Markowitz and his committee
presented their proposal to the
te board at its most recent
eting, held on the premises of
.> of the other campus
linistries at University of South
Florida. This Rave members thr
opportunity to see the kind of
facility that the local board was
Since Hillel is a beneficiary of
both the Pinellas and Tampa
Federations, both organizations
are being kept informed of the
progress and plans so that the
proper coordination can be
The USF Hillel unit was
organized in 1976 as the first
achievement of the newly created
cooperative effort between
Florida's federations and B'nai
B'rith International. That
partnership has since been
responsible for the creation and
expansion of Hillel groups all
around the state, so that Hillel
now is present on 21 campuses
with a total Jewish enrollment in
excess of 20,000 students.
At the University of South
Florida there has been rapid
growth in the scope of service to
Jewish young people under the
leadership of Dr. Steven Kaplan,
its director. Dr. Kaplan is also
working on the expansion of
service to both the University of
Tampa and Eckerd College which
have had volunteer advisors in
the past.
Co-chairmen of the building
committee are Marc Perkins for
Pinellas County and Ben
Greenbaum for Tampa. Their
committee has approved a
facility which will include a large
multi-purpose room which can
serve as a sanctuary, auditorium
or social hall with the capacity of
500, and can be divided into
several smaller rooms. Also
included will be a kosher kitchen,
office space, a conference room
and a library. Cost for the facility
is estimated at about $400,000,
and almost half that amount has
already been committed privately
by supporters in the area,
according to Perkins.
Dan Walbolt of the University
of South Florida has indicated
that the university recognizes the
need for this center and supports
the proposal. Final approval is
anticipated before the end of the
year, with construction to begin
after the necessary arrangements
have been completed.
~)r. Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva
Jniversity, and Yurika Mann, expert on
Israeli art, look over a few of the 35 pieces
\>f art given to the Yeshiva University
luseum by Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff
of Baltimore, in celebration of the 36th
anniversary of Israel The Meyerhoff gift is
the largest single collection ever given to
the Museum.
Prosecution of Nazis Necessary To
Teach New Generations Rosenne
|JTA) Israeli Ambas-
sador Meir Rosenne
Stressed that Israel
executed Adolf Eichmann,
ind the United States is
prosecuting Nazi war
criminals living here "not
for vengeance" but "to
leave the following genera-
tions the memory" of the
lorrors of the Holocaust
and "the hope that it will
lever happen again."
Hosenne's statement came as
b received from Attorney
General William French Smith
licrofilm records of six cases
against Nazi war criminals
inducted by the Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special Invest-
gations (OSI) which are to be
placed in the Yad Vashem Holo-
caust Memorial in Jerusalem.
The presentation was made at a
leremony in Smith's office
Ittended by about 25 persons,
including several Holocaust
SMITH SAID the microfilm
contained 'important testim-
onies and documents that set
forth in graphic detail the
destruction of European Jews at
the hands of Nazis and their col-
laborators. They will serve as
additional proof of what hap-
pened during the days of the so-
called final solution" and will
"remind us that it should never
happen again."
Rosenne, in expressing
gratitude to the U.S. govern-
ment, said he was accepting the
documents not only for the State
of Israel but also on "behalf of
the six million Jews, among them
more than one million children,
that died in the concentration
camps and the gas chambers."
But the Ambassador added
that "unfortunately an attempt
is being made to deny the Jewish
people the right to its history" by
claims that Jews were not really
Jean Malkin
Julius Malkin
Campaign Volunteers
To Be Honored June 21
Hundreds of volunteers whose
dedication resulted in the
successful 1984 annual Combined
Jewish Appeal campaign will be
honored at the Awards and
Recognition Evening, Thursday,
June 21. The event will be held at
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater
at 7:30 p.m., and is sponsored by
the Jewish Federation.
Jean and Julius Malkin are
Chairpersons of the event. Mrs.
Malkin stated that all members
of Federation will be invited to
join in this evening of tribute to
the men and women without
whose efforts a successful
Combined Jewish Appeal
campaign would not be possible.
Tokens of appreciation will be
awarded to everyone who parti-
cipated in the campaign.
The evening will feature a
keynote speaker and a musical
program presented by Miriam
Schlissel and Mildred Lewis.
Refreshments will be served.
There is no charge. Invitations
will be in the mail soon.
C.O.L. Soars to Highest
Monthly Increase; Reports
Show 406 Percent Rise
murdered and gassed. He said in
the last years alone, there had to
be testimony in trials in Europe
to prove the Holocaust really
happened. Neal Sher, director of
the OSI, said the documents
include testimony of actual mass
urderers who provide "incredible
evidence of the horrors of the
SHER SAID that the OSI is
"unique" in the Justice Depart-
ment since it "goes all over the
world in search of evidence." He
said the first place it went to was
Israel where many Holocaust
survivors live and where Yad
Vashem proved invaluable in
providing needed documents and
Smith paid a special tribute to
the many Israeli Holocaust
survivors who testified. "It is
painful for someone to have to
relive that terrible time," he said.
But he noted that "these
survivors have served as
important witnesses in many OSI
The cost-of-living index in
April soared by 20.6
percent, the highest
increase ever for that
month and the second
highest monthly increase
in Israel's history,
according to figures
released by the Central
Bureau of Statistics.
Economists warned that if
the present trend
continues, the inflation
rate for 1984 will reach an
unprecedented 406
The cost-of-living index rose by
263 percent during the past 12
months. In April, 1983, it was
13.3 percent. The all-time record
increase was registered last
October when the cost-of-living
rose by 21.1 percent, triggering a
sharp reversal of the Likud
government's economic policies,
including a 23 percent devalua-
tion of the Shekel and drastic
reductions in subsidies for food,
fuel and other basic commodities.
two months away, the govern-
ment and opposition each blamed
the other for the alarming rise
last month which was much
higher than Treasury and bank
officials had forecast. Finance
Minister Yigal Cohen-Orgad said
the increase was largely due to
the failure of Histadnit to agree
to an economic package deal.
Histadnit and Labor Party
spokesmen charged that failure
of the government's economic
policy was responsible for the
runaway inflation. Finance
Ministry sources said the
increase was also due in part to
the government's efforts to
balance Israel's foreign trade
deficit and foreign currency
short-fall, efforts which they
claim are showing success.

Page 2 Tbe Jewish Floridian of PmeUaj County Friday. Jane 1. 1964
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you will travel with men and
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You will come to know an
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In Jerusalem you wS walk in
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In Tel Aviv you wul feel the
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Project Renewal reaches out to
bring 300.000 Jews into the
mainstream of Israeli life
In absorption centers, univer-
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homes, you wfll come face-to-face
with the people behind our
annual United Jewish Appeal-
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with the importance of the role
you have to play in ensuring the
quality and continuity of Jewish
You will meet the people of
Israel at work, as you talk with
government and Jewish Agency
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And you wul meet the people of
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Your guides will be educators
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Your mission doesn't have to
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But the real treat is still Israel.
For inV<'tnn1 information, caD
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Jessica Ehrlich Named
National Reserve Champion
Ehrlich. who is nine
years old. has distinguished
herself as one of the premiere
horsewomen in Florida. She
recently was named the
American Horse Show Asso-
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Champion, one of the youngest
riders to ever receive this award.
Jessica started riding at age four,
and competed in the Washington
International Horse Show when
she was six. She rides and
practices four days a week after
school, at her parent's Sea Spray
Farms in Pinellas Park. Jessica
won local championships, the
Florida State Championship, and
the Southeastern Region
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riders from Mississippi,
Tennessee, North and South
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Florida, on her way to the
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open to riders up to 18 years of
age, making her accom-
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Carl Alpert
American Society for Technion
Israel Institute of Technology
paid tribute to Carl Alpert and
his wife, Natalie for their 31 years
of service to the Technion at a
special luncheon at New York's
Tavern on the Green, May 8. An
American-born journalist, editor
and author, Carl Alpert joined
the staff of the Technion in 1963
only one year after he and his
wife arrived in Israel. He held the
position of Executive Vice Chair-
man of the Technion's Interna-
tional Board of Governors until
his retirement last year.
Mr. Alpert is well known in the
United States for his syndicated
column which appears in scores
of Jewish community newspapers
coast to coast.
The Alperts were honored for
their association and dedication
by many long-time supporters of
the Technion as well as many
close, personal friends. Event
Chairperson, Mrs. Joan Arbuse,
and guest speaker, Robert St.
John, a journalist and author
recounted personal anecdotes
of the Alperts' commitment to
the Technion. Both highlighted
Mr. Alperts great contribution
to communications in Israel.
Serving under three successive
Technion presidents, Mr. Al-
pert's personal experience and
intimate knowledge of the growth
and development of the Technion
has made him its unofficial
archivist and historian-in-resi-
dence. His book, Technion: The
Story of Israel's Institute of
Technology was published last
year and is an authoritative and
engrossing account of Technion s
impact on Israel as a modern
Rabbi Yaakov G. Rosenberg (right) cites Jerry and Thelma Gilbert
'center) for community service and seminary leadership as Rabbi
Jacob Luski looks on.
Gilberts Honored At Brunch
For Jewish Seminary
In St. Petersburg
Congregation B'nai Israel
hailed as most succesful yet its
recent Brunch for The Jewish
Theological Seminary, honoring
Jerry and Thelma Gilbert,
pioneers of Seminary support in
West Florida.
The Gilberts were Chairper-
sons for the first two Seminary
functions in St. Petersburg and
are long-time leaders of
synagogue and community. Jerry
Gilbert has served as President
and Member of the Board of
Directors of the Congregation.
Thelma Gilbert has been Sister-
hood President and three-time
Nice President of Florida Branch
of National Women's League for
Conservative Judaism. Among
numerous communal involve-
ments, both are active on behalf
of retarded children and adults in
Pinellas County.
Keynoting the Brunch was
Seminary Vice Chancellor
Yaakov G. Rosenberg. His talk
highlighted the Seminary's
current Year of The Library,
referring to completion of the new
Boesky Family Library in new
York which houses the world's
foremost collection of Hebraica
and Judaica.
Chairpersons Maurice and
Dorothy Goldblatt, and Co-
chairpersons Abe and Bunny
Katz and Dr. Phillip and Marilyn
Benjamin coordinated the effort
for the Seminary. Rabbi Jacob
Luski is spiritual head of the
The Seminary is the center of
Conservative Judaism, and
through its various schools and
departments, the training ground
for the Movemnt's religious
leaders and educators. The
Seminary also offers degree
courses in Jewish studies to
laymen and sponsors a wide
range of educational, cultural,
and inter-faith activities.
including, in addition to its new
Boesky Family Library, the
Jewish Museum, the Eternal
Light boardcasts on network
radio and television, and Raman
Camps in the United States,
Canada and Israel. In addition to
its New York campus, the
Seminary maintains a campus in
Los Angeles as well as one in
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Friday, June 1,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
If your are unemployed for six
months or more and would like to
talk to others in your same situa-
tion, call Mrs. Iris Lee at Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service,
Inc. We are interested in starting
a group of like minded
individuals who can give
encouragement, ideas and help to
others with the purpose of
becoming re-employed.
The past couple of years have
been a disaster for employment in
Florida. People who have never
had to worry about job loss
before are finding themselves in
For The Unemployed
Iris Lee
Desecration of Places of Worship
Violates Our Constitutional Right
The following is a statement by
Representative C.W. Bill Young
(R-Pinellas Co.) in the House of
Representatives, May 8,1984.
of Florida
Mr. Speaker, our Nation was
founded by men and women who
wanted to be free to worship God.
They sought to be free of
Government imposition of
religion and they also sought a
land where they would be free
from harrassment by others
whose beliefs differed from their
Unfortunately, while the Con-
stitution prohibits Government
interference in religious worship,
some religious groups in our
Nation continue to be terrorized
by vandalism and threats of
violence. A synagogue in
Seminole, Fla., which I represent,
has been the subject of several
such attacks in recent months. A
storage shed on the grounds of
the Congregation Beth Chai was
set on fire last November. In the
following days, swastikas were
painted on the building and the
congregation received two bomb
These types of threats and
activities impinge on the rights of
the congregation to conduct
worship services free of fear from
harrassment. That is why I am a
cosponsor of H.R. 1981 which
makes it a Federal crime to
vandalize a house of worship or
any religious articles therein.
I am pleased to note that
Florida is one of 16 States that
have adopted similar laws at the
State level. The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, in a
recent report, notes that the
passage of this legislation at the
State level is in part responsible
for a decline in the number of
incidents aimed at places of
worship over the past three
The adoption of Federal legis-
lation of this kind will have even
a greater impact on reducing the
number of future threats to
congregations throughout the
United States. Our responsibility
is to uphold the Constitution
which includes the basic right of
freedom of religion. To do so we
must insure that the American
people are able to worship free
from the fear of assault and
the unemployment lines. Those
who never worried about work or
money are suddenly faced with
financial loss and inability to
replace the job that has deserted
This last recession has been
harder than most and struck
people in wider job areas and
specialties than ever before.
If you find yourself in a posi-
tion of being unemployed, and
feel you have something to offer
to others like yourself or if you
feel other people can suggest
possibilities for you, please call
Mrs. Iris Lee, Director of
Counseling and Outreach at Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service,
Inc. at 446-1005.
Among the American Technion Society members paying tribute to
Carl Alpert (second from left) were: (left to right) Mr. Lewis
Weston, National ATS First Vice-President and Chairman of the
Board of ATS New York Metropolitan Region; Joan Arbuse,
National ATS Vice-President and luncheon Chairperson; and Robert
|St. John, Guest Speaker.
Menorah Manor Starts Outreach Program
Menorah Manor held their first
Out Reach Program Thursday,
May 17 at he Menorah Center
Meeting the needs of the
elderly is the pledge of Menorah
Manor and to assist them in
maintaining their health at the
highest level possible, a monthly
Preventive Medicine Screening
Program has been started.
The first Screening day
enrolled almost 50 residents of
Menorah Center, who were
weighed, measured and measured
for blood pressure levels. Plans
for the future include Eye
Testing, Diabetes Testing,
Glaucoma Testing, Drug Pro-
filing and informational materials
will be made available.
Madeline Belkin and Marilyn
Benjamin coordinated the vol-
unteers and included Polly
Cunix, Sally Fyvolent, Charlotte
Greenberg and Donna Cms.
Additional volunteers will be
called upon in the future.
Menorah Manor is well under
construction and will be ready for
occupancy about January 1985,
but the plans are to provide
Federation Honors Office Volunteers
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County honored its
many office volunteers by
holding a Volunteer Recognition
Dinner at the Golda Meir Center
on Sunday, May 20. The dinner
was attended by approximately
40 volunteers who were presented
with flowers and certificates of
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JUNE 4 .......................................JUNE 15
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Stan Newmark, Campaign
Chairman, spoke to the
volunteers' dedication and the
many hours of work given over
the past year. He stated, "The
funds saved by utilizing
volunteers has helped needy Jews
here in Pinellas County, in Israel,
around the world. Without these
efforts it would not have been
possible to break all previous
campaign records and to have the
Federation office function
efficiently. Most importantly,
volunteers have made the entire
staff more aware of the
community-at-large and has
made the volunteers aware of
what the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County is and what we
Volunteers who have worked in
the office area over the past year
include Rose Berkovic, Ann
Blatt, Jennie Bloom, Sylvia
Blumenthal, Elsie Danziger,
Emma Ehrenreich, Marion
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Gallaty, Martha Glasser, Rose
Goldstein, Charlotte Gordon,
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County / Friday, June 1,1984
Sakharov's Birthday
Was Not Happy
The South Florida Conference on Soviet
Jewry reminds us that Monday, May 21,
marked the birthday of Nobel Peace Prize
recipient Andrei Sakharov. It was not a
happy birthday. Sakharov has been on a
hunger strike since May 2. The Soviets,
on his birthday, revealed that the
distinguished scientist was transferred
from Gorky, the site since 1980 of his
perpetual exile, to a "clink."
Why did Sakharov go on a hunger
strike? For months, he tried to obtain
permission from his Soviet oppressors for
his wife, Elena Bonner, to travel abroad
for medical treatment. She has suffered
three heart attacks in the past year, and
furthermore needs treatment for a serious
eye ailment. As usual, the official answer
has been Nyet.
Andrei Sakharov spoke out on behalf of
human rights when he could, and he
campaigned for the plight of Soviet Jews
as a member of the Helsinki Watch
Committee. It is for this reason for his
faith based on the belief that all mankind
has the right to be free that Sakharov
was silenced and sentenced to his
perpetual exile.
A distinguished American rabbi, active
professionally in human rights at the
American Jewish Committee, Marc H.
Tanenbaum, this week wondered whether
perhaps the furor that the Soviet
authorities have created by their boycott
of the Los Angeles Olympics "was not a
cynical effort to divert world attention
and pressure from the tragic plight of
Sakharov and his wife."
Rabbi Tanenbaum notes that about a
week ago he previewed a full-length TV
film due for premiere on HBO in
September. The film is based on the
heroic lives of Sakharov and his wife. In
it, speaking of Stalin, the renowned
scientist, this man who has been willing
to risk all and speak out for freedom, says
of the Soviets: "They are not different
from Stalin, only smarter."
Sakharov is slowly dying now. So is
Elena. They may well be gone in a matter
of days. The human rights community of
the world, the scientific community, the
community of humanity must never
forget them.
Women in Pulpit
Conservative Rabbis Ordain Sturdy 'No'
Yemen-Born Kessar Will
Take Over as Histadrut Chief
TEL AVIV (JTA) Yisrael Kessar, a 53-year-
old Yemen-born Jew, was appointed by the Histadrut
Executive Committee as the new Secretary General of
the trade union federation. He was also named
chairman of the Hevrat Ha'ovdim, the Histadrut
holding company and will head the Lavon Institute the
research institute of Histadrut.
KESSAR, who was brought to Palestine from
Yemen by his parents at the age of two, succeeds
Yeroham Meshel who is retiring after nearly 10 years as
the head of Histadrut. Meshel had been grooming
Kessar for some time to take over the office The
younger man served previously as Deputy Secretary
General and head of Histadrufs trades union
department. He also served for a time as Histadrut
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Volume 5 Number 11
N.Y. (JTA) Conser-
vative rabbis voted late
last Wednesday at the
84th annual convention of
the Rabbinical Assembly
to reject for a second year
in a row the application of
Reform-ordained Rabbi
Beverly Magidson to
become America's first
woman Conservative rabbi
by convention vote, but
changed circumstances in
the Conservative move-
ment has made that issue
academic and no future
RA convention is ever
likely to vote on that issue
Despite the backing of the KA
membership committee and that
of many Conservative leaders,
Magidson, of Clifton Park, N.J.,
received 230 votes in favor to 99
votes against her application, 22
votes short of the required 75
percent of the convention
majority needed to affirm her
application. At last year's RA
convention she failed in her bid
by fewer votes.
another Reform-ordained woman
rabbi. Jan Kaufman of Washing-
ton, D.C. has been approved by
the appropriate RA committees
for consideration for convention
action. But her application was
tabled. Both she and Magidson
were ordained in 1979 by the
Hebrew Union College, the
Reform seminary branch in New
York City.
Ordination into the Conser-
vative rabbinate is by two
means: attendance at the move-
ment's Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America (JTSl rabbinical
school, which leads to ordination
for successful applicants; or
admission by a 75 percent vote of
rabbis present and voting at an
RA convention.
A chronic shortage of rabbis
for Conservative pulpits has led
the RA in past years to accept
more than 500 applicants for RA
membership and Conservative
rabbinical status notably from
Reform and Reconstructionist
seminaries. But until Magidson
made her unsuccessful bid for RA
membership at the 1983 RA con-
vention in Dallas, all of the
candidates voted on for RA
membership and status as Con-
servative rabbis had been men.
The vote reflected, in part, the
objections of Conservative rabbis
who believe that the only route to
the Conservative rabbinate
should be via the JTS rabbinical
school. But until last October,
women had been barred from
admission to the school since its
IN OCTOBER, after years of
heated debate, in which three
recent successive RA conven-
tions endorsed admission of
women to the JTS rabbinical
school, the JTS Faculty Senate
yielded and agreed to do so,
starting with the 1984-85 class in
the fail.
Another basic source of op-
position to women rabbis in the
Conservative movement, on
halachic principle, comes from a
strong group of rightwing RA
members and supporters in the
active rabbinate, who came in a
body to the RA convention which
ended last week to oppose the
admission vote on the two women
Reform rabbis. Those conser-
vative rabbis and scholars were a
major force over the years in
keeping the JTS rabbinical
school closed to women but are
now conseered a weakened force
in the movement.
The changed circumstances
which make an RA vote such as
last week's ever unlikely again is
not merely the fact that more
than 20 women have been en-
rolled in the JTS rabbinical
school for the coming fall term,
but, the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency was reliably told, one of
the members of the school's
entering class has earned suf-
ficient JTS credits so that,
barring unexpected develop-
National UJA Hatikvah Mission For Single Adults
To Depart for Israel July 22
NEW YORK The Fifth
National United Jewish Appeal
Hatikvah Mission for single men
and women between the ages of
25-40, will visit Israel July 22-
August 1 for a specially planned
encounter with the country and
people of Israel. The announce-
ment was made by H. Paul
Rosenberg of Kansas City,
Chairman of the UJA Overseas
Program Department. The
mission is expected to attract
some 500 young adults from
across the United States.
Prof. Shmuel Shoshan, a Hebrew
University scientist, has been
invited by the European Space
Agency (ESA) to submit
proposals for bio-medical experi-
ments in space related to the
phenomenon of weightlessness.
Shoshan. head of the Connec-
tive Tissue Research Laboratory
of the Department of Oral
Biology in the Hebrew
University-Hadassah School of
Dental Medicine, was a part-
icipant in a recent planning
meeting conducted by the ESA.
According to mission Co-
Chairmen Richard Cooper of
Philadelphia and Vikki Fallon of
Houston, the mission is a unique
opportunity for participants to
share the experience of visiting
Israel with other singles, broaden
their understanding of Jewish
needs and strengthen their
commitment to Israel and the
Jewish community.
Participants will receive
briefings by representatives of
UJA's beneficiary agencies
the Jewish Agency for Israel and
the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee and
have an opportunity to see first-
hand the social welfare programs
and facilities funded by UJA-
community campaigns.
Other highlights include visits
to a Project Renewal neigh-
borhood, an overnight stay on a
kibbutz, and visits with new
immigrants at an Israeli absorp-
tion center. A special feature of
the mission will be discussions
with Israelis prominent in
politics, business and education,
s well as single, Israeli profes
The mission itinerary will also
include a walking tour of the Old
City, a Shabbat celebration at the
Western Wall, and an ascent up
Massada. In addition, part-
icipants will visit Jericho, the
1 800 4 32 3708
ments. she will complete the
school's academic requirements
and be graduated next June and
thus achieve ordination as the
first Conservative woman rabbi
in American history. Her identity
was withheld by the JTA's
was told, when the RA meets in
convention next spring, the mm
woman will be a member of the _a
1984-85 rabbinical school grad- m
uating class whose members will
be routinely voted into RA mem-
Magidson, who serves as "solo
rabbi" of a small Conservative
congregation, Beth Shalom, in
Clifton Park, said after yester-
day's vote that she was "not sur-
prised" but did have "deep
regrets" at being rejected for the
Conservative rabbinate a second
She added she understood "the
sentiment" in the Conservative
movement that the movement
should wait for its first Conser-
vative rabbi to go through the
JTS rabbinical school qualifying
process. Magidson said that,
"had I been permitted to attend
classes" at the school, "I would
have gone to the Jewish Theolog-
ical Seminary."
RABBI Arnold Goodman of
Atlanta, the outgoing president
of the 1,200-member RA, said the
vote showed there was still "a '
segment of our colleagues who
are committed to wait for the
first woman rabbi to be ordained
by the Seminary." He added that
the vote "further reflects the
existence of colleagues whose
interpretation of Jewish law leads
them to conclude that there are
still Jewish legal considerations
that stand in the way of women
being ordained as rabbis."
Rabbi Alexander Shapiro of
Congregation Oheb Shalom of
South Orange, N.J., the new RA
president, told the convention
that "the time will come when
Rabbi Magidson and her fellow
women rabbis will take their
place in our ranks and share with
us their insights, resourcefulness
and scholarship."
artist colony of Safed, Old Jaffa,
and the Dead Sea. Special
interest tours of the Knesset,
Israeli industry and archaeo-
logical digs will be offered.
A variety of travel options are
available, including a pre-mission
visit to Paris and its Jewish
community. Mission participants
may also extend their stay and-or
stop-off in Europe before their
return to the United States. Total '
cost of the basic mission package
is SI ,800, including airfare, land-
costs and first-class hotels. For
further information, contact the
Jewish Federation, 446-1033.

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-*{rAT JNF CONFERENCE Jewish National Fund President
Charlotte Jacobson greets New York Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan who was one of the featured speakers at the recent JNF
All-Day National Conference in New York City. More than 300
delegates from throughout the U.S. endorsed JNF's call for a
"Decade of Development" to secure Israel's future.
JMRC Celebrates
Its Third Anniversary
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The JMRC (Jewish Media
Relations Council) a tax exempt
Jewish organization which deals
with Jews and Jewish images in
the media has just announced
new plans on its third anni-
versary. Formed three years ago,
?/as a reaction to the inaccurate
j accounts of the Israeli action into
Lebanon, the JMRC now boasts
. several successes including
"Dimensions" a weekly
religious talk show and
"Holocaust: Never Again" an
award winning Holocaust docu-
"Perhaps the biggest impact
we had made is our good relations
<->with the local TV media" reports
Rabbi Jan Bresky, founder and
executive director of the JMRC.
In addition to this the JMRC has
also "caught" Peter Jennings
reporting inaccurate information
about Israel on the nightly news
which prompted a personal letter
of apology from him and Roone
Arledge, chief of ABC news to
the JMRC.
Asked about the future of the
JMRC, Rabbi Bresky said, "We
have to turn our attentions to
local newspaper coverage of
Israel and Jewish causes. Has it
been fair? Has it been accurate?
We look forward to positive acti-
vities also. This year we hope
"Dimensions" will be on network
TV, and we have a chance to do
more specials."
The Golds Meir Center Library
has added many new books to its
collection. They include Oolda
Uncrowned Queen of Israel, a
pictorial biography by Robert
Slater, How We Lived, A Docu-
mentary History of Immigrant
Jews in America 1880-1930 by
Irving Howe and Kenneth Libo.
Marienbad by Sholom Aleichem,
and How To Run A Traditional
Jewish Household by Blu
Greenberg. For large print
readers, ten books have been
added. Among these are Fonda
by Howard Teichmann, The
Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, Bess
and Harry by Jhan Robbins, and
Katherine Hepburn by Gary
Thank you to Beverly Zelman,
Isadora Rutenberg, and Sam
Apel for the lovely flowers which
adorned the Passover Seder
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The Friendship Club and
CIRFF will co-sponsor a Shavuot
Party on Monday June 4 at 1:30
p.m. Traditional "milcheg"
refreshments and entertainment
will be provided. For further
information, call Harry Schwartz
(536-0687), or Joanne Bokor or
Marcie at 461-0222.
Volunteers are needed to publish
a monthly bulletin for the Golda
Meir Center. Please call Joanne
Bokor at 461-0222 if you are able
to assist in any capacity; typing,
writing, proof-reading, etc.
'Aliyah' Suite Exhibited At Dali Museum
Kabbi Foust of USF to speak at
Beginning June 19, a new
series of Dali graphics will be
exhibited in the gallery of the
Salvador Dali Museum. Entitled
the Aliyah Suite, the suite is
comprised of 25 lithographs of
original gouaches, and was
executed by Dali in 1968 to
commemorate the state of Israel
as a renewed country. The Aliyah
suite comes from the Museum's
reserve collection, and has not
. ^^\>een exhibited in St. Petersburg
before. Rabbi Jeff Foust of USF
"' speak at the preview
- eption on Monday night,
which is open to the public for a
nominal charge.
Aliyah, literally translated,
means the migration to the land
of Israel. However, in terms of
recent Jewish history, it has
come to mean rebirth, transform-
ation, or resurgence. The Aliyah
< ki*ite reflects moments in history
-* that have remained crucial to the
past, present and future of the
Jewish state of Israel. Each
lithograph is either accompanied
by a Biblical quote, or is ident-
ified as depicting a subject or
moment important during the
years of the aliyah.
Dali's Aliyah suite was a com-
missioned work, one of many
executed between 1964-78. Each
set of the limited edition of
graphics were accompanied by a
letter of introduction by David
Ben Gurion, who wrote: "The
distinguished artist Salvador
Dali has succeeded through the
power of his great artistry in
embodying in a number of prints
v the marvel of Aliyah, which in a
short time fashioned a renewed
people, a renewed country, and a
renewed as well as renewing
Rabbi Jeff Foust of the USF
faculty will be guest lecturer at
the exhibit preview and reception
on Monday, June 18, from 6:30-
8:30 p.m., and will speak about
the encompassing meanings of
aliyah. While free to Dali
Museum members, this reception
is open to interested individuals
for a charge of $4 per person. For
reservations, please call the
Museum at (813) 823-3767.
The Aliyah suite replaces the
Dali-Halsman exhibit in the
Museum gallery, and will be on
display through January 13,
Exchange Program
WANTED Host Families
for qualified and carefully screen-
ed English speaking students
from France, Spain, Mexico,
Italy, Germany, Austria, Switz-
erland, Belgium, the Nether-
lands, Sweden, Norway, Finland,
Denmark, and Japan.
WANTED Outgoing,
adaptable, academically-oriented
American students to spend a
school year with a family outside
the United States. Host Families
in Sweden are currently awaiting
American youngsters.
Through the increased efforts
of the Educational Foundation
for Foreign Study, a non-profit,
public foundation, designed as an
official Exchange Visitor Pro-
gram by the United States
Information Agency (USIA),
Pinellas County schools will have
an opportunity to participate in
the Federal Government s
recently established Youth
Exchange Initiative.
EFFS has local volunteer area
representatives available as
support for students, teachers,
and families during the school
year. One such representative is
Dr. Norman Gross, a retired
public school administrator, who
is a member of Temple Ahavat
Norman Rubenstein from the
Conversational Hebrew Class
gives a reading in commemora-
tion of Yom Ha'Atzmauut.
Matches Jewish
Children and Seniors
The AD0PT-A-
GRANDCHILD Project of Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service has
been providing an important
volunteer service to the Jewish
Community for the past four
has been successfully
"matching" many children and
seniors from Pinellas County's
Jewish Community on a once-a-
week basis to provide an oppor-
tunity for them to spend very
special time together. The
children are either from single-
parent households or their
natural grandparents live
distances away, so ADOPT-A-
"substitute" local grandparents.
The ages of the children vary
from infancy to 16. "Grand-
parents" find that they wish to
delight in the joy ADOPT-A-
provide, as miles often separate
them from their natural grand-
children and families and they are
The children and grandparents
share this special time together
while going for walks in a park or
on the beach, doing school
projects, baking, sewing, wood-
working, or simply relaxing in
the comfort of home.
If you are interested in further
information on the ADOPT-A-
GRANDCHILD Project, please
contact Ms. Carol Ungerleider at
funded jointly by the Juvenile
Welfare Board and the Jewish
Shalom's Social Action Com-
"Our Jewish Community has a
splendid opportunity to acquaint
young people from other parts of
the world with the way of life and
role of American Jews. In
addition, our children have an
opportunity to spend a school
year in another country,"
observed Dr. Gross.
Host Families with teenagers
or no children of their own are
welcome to participate. Prefer-
ence for a boy or a girl as well as
country may be indicated.
The only financial requirement
from the Host Family is for meals
and shelter. To compensate for
this contribution, the IRS allows
$50 per month to be deducted
from the taxable income of the
Host Family. Transportation,
school expenses, recreation, and
health insurance are provided by
the student's family. Students
arrive in late August and remain
to the end of the school year the
following June.
Persons interested in this
unique opportunity to enjoy a
special family experience and to
increase intercultural under-
standing are urged to contact Dr.
Gross by calling 785-6351.
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Congregations /Organizations Events
JCC News
TB .IS Conference
The Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles will be holding a confer-
ence on Sunday, June 10 from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. at Congregation
Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road,
Tampa. The fee is $8.50 per
person, which includes a buffet
lunch and child care. Sandy Free-
man, Chairman of the Tampa
City Council, will deliver the key-
note address. Workshops will in-
clude: "The Singles Meet
Market," "Being Single and
Jewish In A Coupled World,"
"Being Alone As An Alter-
native" and "Single Parenting."
All four workshops will be offered
twice, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Supervised child care is avail-
able by pre-registration. Please
bring a dairy lunch and drink for
your child. The conference is co-
sponsored by Tampa Jewish
Social Service, Tampa Jewish
Community Center, Hillel.
Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County, Congregation
Beth Shalom, Temple Beth El,
Temple B'nai Israel, Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel, Temple Ahavat
Shalom, Congregation Rodeph
Sholom, Temple Schaari Zedek
and Congregation Kol Ami For
information and registration call
813-251-0083, the Tampa Jewish
Social Service.
On Monday, June 4, 1 p.m.,
there will be a "Shavuoth" party
sponsored by the Golda Men-
Center. Entertainment and re-
freshments provided.
The Center will be closed for
holidays on June 6 and 7.
The meeting room will be open
all summer for members who
wish to come and socialize or play
cards. We will meet again
starting Sept. 12.
On Monday, June 18 we will
have a day at the Spa in Safety
Harbor. We can go swimming,
play shuffleboard and have
lunch. Bring along your fishing
Every other Thursday is "cof-
fee and conversation" with Iris
Lee. The next session will be on
Thursday June 14 at 1 p.m.
Keep July 10 open for a trip to
Ruth Eckerd Pavilion for the best
of "Gilbert and Sullivan" spon-
sored by CIRFF.
We are having a drive for S and
H green stamps and coins for the
purpose of purchasing another
van for the Center. Bring your
stamps and coins to the library at
the Center.
Do not lose your right to vote.
We have deputized registrars of
votes to help you at the Center.
Now is the time to register; do
not delay.
B'nai B'rith Clear water Lodge
will hold its annual Installation
of Officers Brunch Sunday, June
10 at 10 a.m. at the Golda Meir
Center, 302 South Jupiter Ave.,
Clearwater. Special guest speaker
Ched Smiley of the Palm Harbor
Senior Citizens Multipurpose
Center will present a lecture on
expanding retirement living.
Some of the topics he will cover
are: "Options Exercising Your
Opportunities" and "Stretching
Growing Up Instead Of Old."
Members, prospective mem-
bers and their wives are encour-
aged to come, for information and
reservations please contact
Dennis Schubnan at 581-0910.
Invites you to join! Come and
meet us at a membership coffee
to be held Tuesday, Junt 19. at 8
p.m. at the home of Randi and
Janice Kraus in Clearwater.
Anyone interested, please call
785-4625 or 784-6504.
Successful Dinner Dance
Amid soft lights, lovely music,
and rustling gowns, the Temple
B'nai Israel Sisterhood Dinner
Dance was held on Saturday,
April 28. At 7:30 p.m., the festiv-
ities began with cocktails and
hors d'oeuvres. The Ray Johnson
Group played while the cele-
brants talked, danced, or ate. The
Dinner was served in a sump-
tuous manner by The Wine
Cellar. A wonderful evening was
had by all who attended.
The Adult Education Commit-
tee is planning an agenda for next
season. Last year our program
was a huge success. The commit-
tee is comprised of Sam Vogel,
chairman, Rabbi Rackoff,
adviser, John Bromwich, ex
officio member, Helen Vitt, Lil
Brescia, Harry Rothstein, Dave
Mayover, Harold Ward, and
Zelda Ward.
Hebrew classes for adults will
start on Wednesdays right after
the holidays and will be a series
of two six-week courses. Both ad-
vanced and beginner Hebrew will
be taught under the direction of
Rabbi Rackoff. Members of the
synagogue only will be permitted
for this class.
Yiddish speaking nights are
being planned under the joint
direction of Helen Vitt, Lil
Brescia, and Harry Rothstein.
We hope to have a program of
Yiddish talent plus the teachings
of Yiddish, plays, music,
audience participation.
A concert of operatic and pop-
ular songs will be part of our pro-
gram on Sunday afternoon with a
small charge of S2.
Paul Surenky Poet 409
Three scholarships, each for
$100, were presented by Presi-
dent Roslyn Hochberg, to
deserving students at Dunedin,
Countryside and Clearwater
High Schools. On June 4, the
final Board Meeting will be at the
home of Mildred Gallaty, 1227
Amble Lane No. 4, Clearwater.
On June 12, the Post and Aux-
iliary will hold their final meeting
at the Golda Meir Center, 302 S.
Jupiter, Clearwater at 7:30 p.m.
Our program will be a book
review and discussion of George
Burns book "How to Live to be
100." The public is invited. -
Happy, Healthy Summer to All."
June 24 Next visit of the
Post and Auxiliary to service the
veterans at Bay Pines Hospital.
These visits will continue during
the Summer months and all those
who can assist in this endeavor,
please contact Commander
Maury Blumenthal 726-6136.
The family of Jay Fishman
Gladys, Lewis and Gary
extend their heartfelt thanks for
the kindness and sympathy ex-
pressed by their friends in their
hour of sorrow.
Abe Ader Post 246
On Wednesday, June 13, at 8
p.m., there will be a Regular
meeting of Post and Auxiliary at
JCC, 8167 Elbow Lane, St. Pe-
Friday to Sunday, June 15 to
17 Department Convention at
Sheraton Bal Harbour Hotel,
Miami Beach. The list of mem-
bers who are attending grows
daily for this important event.
Sunday, June 17 Games and
Monte Carlo at Bay Pines.
Special for the membership
and the community: The Jewish
War Veterans and Auxiliary,
Post 246 will sponsor an Inde-
pendence Day Celebration on
Sunday, July 1 from 12 noon to 4
p.m. at the JCC. This annual
Patriotic picnic will offer an old-
fashioned barbecue of foods to
satisfy everyone. Outstanding
door prizes, music, dancing,
games, fun etc. Donation $3.50.
Chairmen, Joe diaries 526-4372,
Ben Wisotzky 867-0740, Harvey
Glen 541-5111. Reservations
call above or Mollie Avery 391-
4416. Bessie Grusmark 343-7338,
Estelle Siebert 381-3362.
Abe Ader Post 246
Commander Harry Weiss
Harry Weiss, Jewish War Vet-
erans, Gulf Coast Counties
Council Commander at age of 85
continues on and on doing most
outstanding things. Harry's
recent unanimous election to the
Gulf Coast Counties Council as
Commander gives pride to his
fellow comrades of Abe Ader
Post 246, St. Petersburg. This
action shows he has not slowed
down in striving to accommodate
Veterans in community, State
and Nation. His youthful stride,
keen mind and great sense of
humor adds much to his ageless
desire to go on and on.
Commander Weiss saw over-
seas duty during World War I
and distinguished himself as a
fine combat Naval hero.
In 1930, he was appointed to
the U.S. Postal service, that year
Harry joined American Legion
Post 678, New York City and
personally organized the Post
Drum and Bugle Corps. He was
instrumental in organizing the
U.S. Post Office Drum and Bugle
Corps, as well as five Junior
American Legion Drum and
Bugle Corps. Commander Weiss
received a gold and silver bugle
as a token of appreciation. He
rose in rank to office of Vice-
Commander of The American
In 1948 Harry Weiss joined the
Veterans of foreign Wars No. 104
The General Theodorus Bailey
Post and immediately was
elected first to Office of Quarter-
master, then to Vice-Commander
and Commander. He was
awarded a Life Membership of
Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is
currently a member of Post 6827,
VFW, St. Petersburg.
In 1970, he joined the Jewish
War Veterans, Sgt. Morris D.
Kassow Post 332, New York City
and went up the chairs to Com-
mander, holding office from 1973-
1977. There, also awarded a Life
Membership for outstanding
work as Journal Chairman, and
In 1979, Mr. Weiss transferred
his Life Membership from New
York to Abe Ader Post 246,
JWV, St. Petersburg, there again
he rose to Commander 1982-1984.
Today, he is the Gulf Coast
Counties Council Commander
and ready to take on any and all
challenges for the betterment of
the Jewish War Veterans.
Two Israeli
Israelis soldiers were wounded
when their patrol came under
small arms fire from ambush
north of the Zaharani River in
south Lebanon. They were
evacuated by helicopter to
Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
Two bazooka shells were fired
at an Israel Defense Force patrol
north of Juyaeh in the western
sector of the front in Lebanon but
caused no casualties. A mine was
discovered and safely dismantled
by Israeli soldiers on a road near
Nabatiyeh that is frequently used
by the IDF.
Meanwhile, Israel continued to
reduce its military presence in
Sidon, the most populace town in
south Lebanon.
Fred Margolis,
Executive Director
Charles W. Ehrlich,
June I 8:05
June 8 8:08
June IS 8:11
June 22 8:13
June 29 8:13
Still Time To Get In Shape for
With the summer months
quickly approaching, many of us
are beginning to have thoughts
about getting our winter bodies
ready for swim suit season.
The JCC has several programs
dssigned to help you get back
into shape.
Our aerobics-movement class
is held every Tuesday and
Thursday morning from 9:30
until 10:30. Right after this class
we offer our aquatics exercise
program to help cool off and work
on different muscles. This class
begins at 10:45 and ends at
11:15. Babysitting is available
for both classes. Cost is $2 for
JCC members, $2.50 for non-
members for each class. Call
Sherry today for more informa-
tion or to register. Get in shape
The Playgroup artists are now
displaying their "Modern Art"
paintings in the hallway near the
offices. The children had a
wonderful time creating their
masterpieces and are looking
forward to their next art show
beginning the second week in
May. Watch the hall walls for
more Art.
A trip to the St. Petersburg
Public Library for a Puppet Show
and tour is scheduled for May 22.
The Library trip promises to be
an exciting outing for the Play-
group children and their parents.
Playgroup's End of the Year
party will be on May 31 at 11.
The children are practicing for
their show which will include
songs and a puppet show. The
puppets used in the show will be
made during an art project in
May. Parents are invited to join
us for the show and refreshments.
After School Program
The After school program has
been very busy this past month.
The children have been preparing
for the end of the year show.
They have been practicing a
Michael Jackson dance, and have
prepared a skit on the Ten
Commandments. scenery
included. The children will also be
performing individual talents as
a part of the program. The
children will also receive merit
awards as a part of their special
participation in the After school
program. Parents are invited to
the show, which will take place on
Thursday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. The
children will also start free
swimming at the end of the
month until school is out.
The children are preparing-a,
wailing wall that will be
presented at the Israeli Indep-
endence Day celebration on
Sunday, May 20, from noon until
3 p.m. If you have a special wish
you may place it on the wall.
We are now accepting registra-
tion forms for the fall after school
program. There will be a $15
registration fee for members
which will be credited to the last
month's fees. Registration for'
non-members will be $25.
For more information, contact.
Diane Witkowski, at the JCC at
Camp Kadima Ready To Go!!!
From all indications, this
year's Camp Kadima should be
the best ever! Enrollment is
large, our unit heads and
counselors are in the process of
making final plans, travel plans
are complete for our traveling
teens in Safari-Caravan-Cit-Lit-
AIT programs, many exciting
guests have been lined up to
make appearances to various
groups, the Israeli Scout Caravan
is scheduled to make two appear-
ances during the summer, the
menus have been made and food
ordered, our transportation
system is being beautified and
mechanically checked out, our
specialists have ordered their
supplies and are making final
plans for our big "shows," t-
shirts and new hats and bags
have been ordered, transporta-
tion routes are being mapped out
and our office staff has all the
records up to date on each
Counselors will report to camp
on Monday, June 11 for a week of
intensive training. Our campers
for the first session will arrive on
Monday, June 18 make sure
that you are not left out on
opening day. If you haven't
signed up yet, you still have a few
days so call today. See you on
the 18th .
Look Who's Coming To Camp
Kimberly Burt, Wendi
Ginsburg, Alice Benedict, Jason
Benedict, Edward Bartlett, Chad
Davis, Darren Green, Ken
Schwartz, Kerstin Conners, Marc
Green, Josh Rubinsky, Ariel
Rubinsky, Danny Halkin, Jarred
Snyder, Jennie Gallant, David
Gallant, Tony Alhadeff, Dan
Alhadeff, Timothy Earle, Eric
Schweitzer, Karly Schweitzer,
Ilanna Bavli, Alissa Bavli,
Nathaniel Bernstein, Joshua
Person, Jonah Person, Janet
McLellan, Kandice Yogman,
Erica Hall, Amanda Bayly. '
Benjamin Bayly, Rebecca'
Kobernick, Michael Lerner, Mike
Green, Mauricio Ickowica,
Joshua Mills, Adam Mills, Daniel
Doyle, Jennifer Borden, Jessica
Religious Directory
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Ira 8. Youdovln Friday Evening Sabbath Services 8 p.m., Saturday
Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m. Bar-Bat Mltxvah Service II a.m. Tel.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM ( onservatlve
1844 54 St., 8., St. Petersburg S3707 Rabbi Sidney Rackoff Sabbath
Service*: Friday evening at 8 p.m.: Saturday, (a.m. Tel.8tl-S80.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL-Conaervatlve
Ml 59 St., N., St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luskl Cantor Irving
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday, a.m.;
Sunday a.m.; Monday-Friday 8 a.m.; and evening Mlnyan Tel. 381 4*00,
331 4*01.
Congregation BETH CHAI-ConservaUve
8400 130 St. N., Semlnole 33841 Rabbi Sherman P. KJrahner Sabbath
Services: Friday evenings 8 p.m.; Saturday, t:S0a.ra. Tel. 3*3-0038.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
1310 8. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33018 Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg Sab-
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday a.m.; Sunday morning
Mlnyan 9 a.m. Tel. 881-1418.
1880 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater S8S18 Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:SOa.m. Tel. 031-MM.
P.O. Box 11M, Dunedla 838*8 UTS Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor MM8 Rabbi
JanBresky Sabbath Services: Friday evening 8 p. m. Tel. 780*11.
Congregation BET EMET-Humanistic
3478 Nursery Rd., Clearwater Service: 1st Friday of every month, 8 p.m.
Trl.OM 4731 or 787 3*34.

tongress Welcomes The Defeat Of H.R. 5345
Friday, June 1,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County Page 7
jierican Jewish Con-
Dines the defeat of H.R.
"Equal Access Bill"
bid have allowed reli-
k-ganizations similar
|ie public schools as the
lennis Wald, Executive
lor Florida said, "We
Tis as an unnecessary
by the Federal Govern-
[local school districts,
at ion, if passed, would
Jsed divisiveness and
ftrimental to many of
i freedoms and values
l's defeat allows local
|stems to continue to
^e academic environ-
their schools by exer-
- discretion in deciding
ups are entitled to a
am on the campuses,
flowing organizations
joined with American Jewish
Congress to oppose the Equal
Access Bill H.R. 5345:
American Association of
School Administrator, American
Civil Liberties Union, American
Ethical Union, American Federa-
tion of Teachers, American
Jewish Committee, Americans
for Democratic Action, Ameri-
cans for Religious Liberty, Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, B'nai B'rith Interna-
tional, B'nai B'rith Women.
Also opposing: National
Association of Catholic Laity,
National Association of State
Boards of Education, National
Coalition for Public Education
and Religious Liberty, National
Council of Jewish Women,
National Education Association,
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council,
People for the American Way.
Also opposing: Synagogue
Council of America, The
Lutheran Council, Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, Unitarian Church, Unitar-
ian Universalists Association,
United Methodist Church.
Volunteers for Israel

Day after day most people
spend their time without
changing their routine in any '
significant way. They dream of
new and exciting things to do
anything that will refresh their
mind-body-soul. Looking for an
outlet? Volunteer to work in
Israel is calling for able bodied
men and women ages 18 to 65
years to volunteer to work as
civilians up to 30 days in the
Israeli Defense Forces.
Volunteers take over main-
tenance duties that would have to
be done by "Reservists" whose
early return to civilian status
results in the production of goods
and services that normally would
wait until they complete their
tour of duty. Every day a
volunteer serves helps the Israeli
economy and the morale of the
people who realize that their

(el Solomon, son of Mr.
s. Stewart Solomon, will
te his Bar Mitzvah at
Beth El. St. Petersburg,
linlay. June 2.
(el is a student in the
eligious school and is in
I grade at Seminole Middle
|Michael has been playing
for the past four years,
the 7th grade advanced
ie also plays the flute,
eyboard and organ.
ael was selected twice, in
lid 1984, to participate as
tor student in the "All
Festival Band," playing
umpet. He is a Boy Scout
Irica with troop 488 and is
i bugler.
and Mrs. Solomon will
leception at Spoto's Villa
Dor of the occasion,
png with Michael will be
ndparents Mr. and Mrs.
ameroff of Gulf port, his
Jtenee, and many aunts,
cousins and friends from
the country.
& Grundwog
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ing Jewish families
brethren in the diaspora have not
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Briefly the program is for
people who can do physical
manual labor, work five full days
Sunday to Thursday and one half
day on Friday, sleep in army
barracks, eat meals in army mess
halls, wear army work uniforms
and shoes, have the option to
visit Israeli families or
Kibbutzim on Shabbat, be taken
on sightseeing tours and above
all know that your contribution
of physical effort is an experience
not to be forgotten.
Flights to Israel leave several
times a month the year round.
Applications and information can
be obtained from "Volunteers for
Israel," 6501 West Sunrise Blvd.,
Sunrise, Florida 33313 or call 306-
792-6700 on Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday between
the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
My warmest thanks to all my dear friends,
Rabbi Baseman, and Rabbi Bresky for then-
prayers, cards, and good wishes during my
recent illness.
Both Edie and I appreciate your concern and
moral support. Most Sincerely,
Len Seligman
"There's so little
time now.
I wish
we had
the time
For many people, the first moment they think about a
funeral and its related costs is when they have to. But by
then, they may be neither emotionally nor Financially
equipped to deal with the situation
To eliminate this problem, more and more families
are comma to us today for information on pre-arranged
funerals and prepaid plans One such monetary plan is
called a funeral trust agreement, by which the money
allocated in trust, which is deposited in an insured
financial institution, still belongs to you and may be
withdrawn at any time.
Feel free to ask us for the facts on funeral planning
prior to need, available now without cost or obligation.
(813) 381-4811
Hylah Birenbaum
Richelle Birenbaum
Two Local Residents
Receive 'Superior' Ratings
Two local residents who are
sisters got "Superior" ratings at
District Level competitions this
Spring. Hylah Birenbaum re-
ceived a "Superior" rating in the
Solo Competition playing Con-
certo No. 5 by Seitz, a fourth
level piece for the violin. She is a
seventh grader at Oak Grove
Middle School, who is in the
eighth grade Advanced Concert
Band playing the clarinet, and
assists the school orchestra play-
ing first and second violin parts.
Richelle Birenbaum received a
"Superior" rating at the District
level Solo competition playing a
sixth level Bach Concerto for the
flute. She also received second
place honors at the All-State
Florida State Bandmasters
Association judging earlier this
month. She is a tenth grader at
Clearwater High, a member of
the Clearwater Concert Band and
a music student at St. Peter
Junior College. She also plays the
piccolo, and enjoys piano and
Richelle and Hylah reside in
Clearwater with their parents,
Barbara and Mark Birenbaum.
The family are members of B'nai
Israel of Clearwater. Both girls
are honor students in their
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/Friday. Jaw 1.1984
True False
n ? Ensuring the security of Israel is in the strategic
interest of the United States.
Before you assume every Member of Congress knows the an-
swer to this question, Consider these facts:
rAAT. More and more large American corporations are tied to oil-nch Arabnations
fm #\ f through billion dollar contracts: business they do not want to lose. Last
I a^^^a# I year, these corporations channeled millions of dollars to candidates tor
federal elections through the establishment of corporate PACs.
Israel received billions of dollars in foreign aid over the years, and will need
additional billions in the years to come. Without support in Congress, the
appropriations battle may be tost. The 1984-85 appropriations are over 2.5
billion in outright grant and we won that battle last week by only 6 votes.
Jesse Helms, Charles Percy, Rudy Boschwitz, Carl Levin, and Clarence
Long are running in 1984. Do you know which men are enemies of a strong
U.S.-Israeli relationship and what we can do to defeat them, and help elect
our friends?
There is a way to counter the frightening flood of petrodollars being used to finance election
campaigns through corporate PACs: JOIN BAYPAC.
BAYPAC is a non-partisan political action committee formed in 1982 by a group of concerned
citizens from the Tampa-Clearwater-St. PetersburgSarasota area to ensure that the voice of
the peopleand not the petrodollar lobbyis heard in the halls of Congress.
Like the corporate PACs, BAYPAC opens lines of communication to each candidate,
educating them on the issues and developing good relationships with both candidates and in-
cumbents. Our on-going access guarantees that the friendship will not die after one election
only to be resurrected before the next. Our contribution is larger and more effective in its im-
pact than single gifts from individuals.
UNLIKE the corporate PACs, BAYPAC is made up of individuals, not businesses, people who
care about Israel's security and her strong relationshop with our government. BAYPAC
maximizes your campaign contribution by mobilizing an army of friendsin Florida and in
BAYPAC's priority is the Senators and Congressmen from Florida, but we also target can-
didates and incumbents across the United States who are friends and supporters of Israel,
particularly those from areas where there is a minimal Jewish constituency.
On June 17th, 1984 at 10 A.M. at the Marriott Airport Hotel, BAYPAC will hold its Annual
Meeting. The entire community is invited to learn what BAYPAC does and hear Congressman
Larry Smith, Democrat of Florida, who led the fight against Stinger Missiles for Jordan and
Saudi Arabia.
Current Supporters of BAYPAC Include:
Hope and Les Barnett
Rabbi Jan Bresky
Barry Cohen
Stanley Freifeld
Maril Jacobs
George Karpay
Dr. Stephen Kreitzer
Edward Leibowitz
Mike Levine
Sol Levitas
David Polur
Rabbi Amram Prero
Maurice Rothman
Charles Rutenberg
Dr. Gordon Saskind
Judy & Stanley Rosenkranz
Sue & SaulSchechter
Rabbi Frank Sundheim
Ted Tench
Dr. Carl Zielonka
Herb Swarzman, Treas.
Representative Larry Smith
(D-Fla.i although only a
freshman, has established
very strong credentials as a
vigorous supporter of the
State of Israel. One of thir-
ty-one Jewish members in
the House of Represen-
tatives, Smith is a very
vocal member of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee.
He also sits on the critical
Subcommittee on Europe
and the Middle East.
Congressman Smith has
become one of the pivotal
persons on this committee.
He can be counted on at all
times to support the best in-
terests of close links bet-
ween the United States and
the State of Israel.
Box 271082
Tampa, Florida 33688
Federal Election Commission
guidelines permit Individual con-
tributions of up to $5,000 to a
Political Action Committee each
YES, I want to become a
member of BAYPAC.
FEC regulations require that we provide the following in-
formation about your contribution.
Enclosed is
tribution of
my con-
| D $1,000 D $500 ? $250
I D $100 ? other
D I will attend the meeting on June 17
D Please call me with more information
D I would like to host a parlor meeting for BAYPAC.

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