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wJewish Floridi<3im
Off l*i iic I las County
Volume 5 Number 12.
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, June 15, 1984
0 f r*d SAochit
Price 35 Cents
Jewish Family Service Hosts Luncheon For Gov. Graham

\
On Thursday, June 28, at
noon, the Honorable Bob
jraham, Governor of the State of
lorida will be visiting our Gulf
oast Jewish Family Service.
governor has long been
nterested in providing
neaningful social services to
..niors in need. Through
numerous reports received from
officials of Florida government
>) and personal observations
n Mrs. Graham (who visited
ilf Coast Jewish Family Serv-
:e last year), the governor has
ed to participate and serve as
festivities' special guests
speaker.
Agency programs funded by
the State which are run by our
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service include homemaker
services to the disabled and aged
of Pinellas and Pasco Counties
and residential and rehabilitative
services for seniors from the
Tampa Bay area experiencing
serious mental health problems.
The governor has also been
instrumental in his recent
support of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service's efforts at
providing a new level of com-
munity residential care for 120
seniors and disabled who require
minimal medical care as well as
household and personal
assistance in order to avoid
nursing home placement. In
addition to support received from
our governor, this newest resi-
dential concept has considerable
support from both the State
Senate and State House of
Representatives. Of invaluable
assistance and support for the
concept has also been received
from the Florida Association of
Jewish Federations in efforts to
procure funding. The idea is
hailed as important to the needs
of the Jewish and general com-
munity. Also expected to attend
the festivities on June 28 at the
Murray M. Jacobs Treatment
Calif. Co. Loses Bid
U.S. Buys Israeli-Made Spy Planes
Center of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, located at 2510
Central Avenue, is Mrs.
Margaret Jacks. Mrs. Jacks
serves as Chairman of the State
Long Term Care Ombudsmen
Committee. Her illustrious career
includes 37 years in the area of
social work and has earned
national as well as state recog-
nition. Mrs. Jacks is a lobbyist
for Florida Council on Aging;
Chairman of the National Asso-
ciation of Social Worker's
Committee on Social Work
Education and Chairman of the
Advisory Committee of the Area
Agency on Aging for north
Florida. In 1961, 1971 and 1981,
Mrs. Jacks helped plan Florida's
activities on the White House
Conference on Aging.
Mrs. Jacks visited Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service recently
and states her interest and
support of the projects and plans
that Jewish Family Service offers
prompted her to fry in from
GCJFS President Harry Green
(left) and Gov. Bob Graham.
Tallahassee for the day.
Also expected to attend are a
number of state legislators as
well as local officials appreciative
clients, Board members and
professional staff and repre-
sentatives of the community. A
complimentary buffet luncheon
and refreshments will be served.
I By London Chronicle Syndicate
WASHINGTON In a
ajor development which
ould have far-reaching
aplications for Israeli
ilitary exports, Israel
managed to outbid a
rge American arms
manufacturer and will be
elling sophisticated rec-
onnaissance aircraft to the
Jnited States Navy and
larine Corps.
I According to U.S. officials, the
craft, known as remote pilot-
vehicles RPVs were
[lccessfully employed by Israel
uring the war in Lebanon in the
bmmer of 1982 to destroy Syrian
prface-to-air missile batteries, as
as for other military pur-
Bses.
The mini-RPVs carry a tele-
fision camera which provides in-
brmation to a ground control
fat inn.
THE AIRCRAFT are very
ficult to detect by enemy radar
cause they are very small and
lontain very little metal, as they
Ire made of an advanced plastic
lUterial.
Releasing details of the sale,
p.S. officials said that Israel had
panaged to defeat an American
ompany. Development Sciences
(DSI), of California, which
llso makes a mini-RPV, known
i the Sky-Eye.
fl"he American Navy and Ma-
ne Corps were said to have
cided that the Israeli version
^as preferable.
For nearly 10 years, the U.S.
Nrniy has been trying to develop
M own more sophisticated mini-
fy system the Aquila.
HOWEVER, a recent U.S.
Government Accounting Office
report severely criticized the
project for incurring enormous
cost overruns and repeated
delays. The Aquila is not now ex-
pected to be operational until
1986 at the earliest.
which had attracted considerable
interest at the Pentagon.
IN RECENT YEARS, Israel
has been actively promoting
military exports to the U.S., until
now with very little success.
Federation Elects Officers and Board
In March, 1979, Ezer Weiz-
man, the then Israeli Defense
Minister, signed an agreement
with Harold Brown, the then
U.S. Defense Secretary, to facil-
years immediately following the **"* mUitary "^ to
1973 Yom Kippur War. ----
One American expert noted
that the successful Israeli
company, Tadiran, had devel-
oped its mini-RPV the Mastiff
for some $35 million in the
At the Annual Meeting held
recently, Charles Rutenberg was
re-elected President of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Also elected as officers were, Saul
Schechter, First Vice President;
Stan Newmark and Theodore
Kramer, Vice Presidents; Sidney
Werner, Treasurer; and Orin
Cohen, Secretary.
Until recently, however, Israeli
officials have been deeply disap-
pointed at the slowness of the
process.
Well-informed U.S. officials
said that Israel had some ad-
vanced, battle-tested equipment
in addition to the RPVs
Since then, the Americans
have given repeated assurances
that they would be purchasing
some $210 million worth of arms
from Israel.
The Pentagon has budgeted
about $106 million for the Aquila
project this year alone.
Arens Declares Saudis Don't
Need U.S. Stinger Missiles
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON -
(JTA) Israeli Defense
Minister Moshe Arens
maintains that Saudi
Arabia already has a
"very effective" defense
system and does not need
the 400 Stinger anti-
aircraft missiles which
President Reagan sent
them last week.
Arens made this assertion in
commenting to reporters after a
45-minute meeting with Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger at
the Pentagon. He noted that
Cong. Bilirakis, Rabbi Baseman
To Speak At Awards Evening
Congressman Michael Bilirakis
Rabbi Arthur Baseman will
Jut at the Federation Awards
1 Recognition Evening to be
Thursday, June 21 at 8 at
ople Bnai Israel in Clear-
ater.
The event will honor the
ndreds of volunteers who made
1984 Federation campaign
most successful in history. A
""s.cal program will be
presented by Miriam Schlissel
and Norman and Mildred Lewis
and refreshments will be served
at no charge.
Jean and Julius Malkin are
Chairpersons of the Awards and
Recognition Evening. They
emphasize that all members of
Federation have been invited to
join in this evening of celebration
and tribute. Reservations can be
made by calling the Federation
office at 446-1033.
Elected to the Board of
Directors for a three year term
were: Lea Barks, Elihu Herman,
Ben Bush, Orin Cohen, Jeanne
Kallman, Reva Kent, Julius
Malkin, Elli M.A. Mills, Henry
P. Morris, Theodore Kramer,
Bernard Panush, Lor en Pollack,
Louis L. Rosen and Jane
SiKerberg.
Arens Again Denies Israel
Selling Arms Parts to Iran
American equipment, they don t
relations between the U.S. and
Israel "have never been better
than they are today."
THE TWO defense chiefs
discussed issues on which the two
countries agree and a few on
which they disagree, including
the Stinger sale. "I didn't ask for
any guarantees" on the Stingers,
Arens said.
He conceded that the "Saudis
have a problem" in the Persian
Gulf but said they have "a very
effective system" with the F-15
fighters, which he called the
"best aircraft in the world," and
the long-range Hawk surface-to-
air missiles. The shoulder-fired
Stinger has a range of three
miles, and the State Department
could not say how it would be
deployed to protect Gulf
shipping. The Israelis have
expressed concern that the
Saudis would use the weapons
against them or turn the mobile
missiles over to the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
In answering questions in
Hebrew from Israeli radio and
television reporters, Arens denied
that his visit here is connected
with the upcoming Knesset
elections. He was guest of honor
in the annual Salute to Israel
Parade in New York City
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON -
(JTA) Israeli Defense
Minister Moshe Arens has
flatly denied that Israel
has been supplying Iran
with arms or with spare
parts for the weapons that
country received from the
United States under the
Shah.
Arens, answering questions
from reporters at a press confer-
ence, also denied that there are
any flights between Israel and
Tehran carrying weapons to Iran
directly or through a third
country. He repeated the denial
when asked the same question in
Hebrew by Israeli reporters.
ARENS, who met for 45
minutes earlier with Defense Sec-
retary Caspar Weinberger at the
Pentagon, said he expressed
Israel's opposition to President
Reagan's decision to send 400
Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to
Saudi Arabia.
"Our concern is that these mis-
siles could fall in the hands of ter-
rorist groups," he explained. He
said Israel feared the terrorists
would use the easily affordable
weapon against civilian aircraft,
and this "could be a danger to us,
but not only to us."
But Arens also stressed that in
the "escalating" situation in the
Persian Gulf in which ships are
under attack from Iran and Iraq
the shoulder fired Stinger would
not be effective, since its range is
only three miles.
THE ISRAELI official sug-
gested that the Saudis will not be
"effective" in defending the Gulf
as the U.S. is counting on them
to do. He noted that the Iran-
Iraq war has been going on for
nearly four years, and while the
Saudis have a great deal of
have the "capability, the desire
or maybe the motivation" to use
them.
Arens, however, ruled out any
Israeli military involvement in
the Gulf. This is "not at all being
considered," he said.
In another matter, Arens said
that while he was on the scene
April 13 when Israeli troops
killed two Palestinian bus hijack-
ers, and captured two others, he
did not know that the two cap-
tured Palestinians had been
beaten to death.
"I WAS in the area during the
entire night while the bus and
passengers were held hostage,"
he said. "I was in the area when
the bus was taken over by the
Israeli armed forces, and I left
the area thereafter." He added
that just before he left he told re-
porters that two Palestinians had
been killed and two captured.




Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County /Friday, June 16, 1984
GRTS Program Touches j)r< Shrager Honored By Gulf Coast]
Jewish Community jewish Family Service at Annual Meei
Judith, now 75 years old, was
born in July 1909 in Auburn,
Maine. Adopted at a young age,
Judith was then raised by her
grandmother. Her childhood was
not extraordinary. She completed
high school and later worked in 5
and 10 cent stores and dabbled in
photography. Her attraction and
ability to work with and care for
animals was realized at an early
age.
Upon marrying, Judith joined
her husband in The Shrine Circus
where they had a sea lion act.
After an adventuress life of
traveling worldwide with her
husband and The Shrine Circus,
Judith found herself alone, broke
and with no place to live. That
was the beginning of a string oi"
events in the following years that
eventually led Judy to Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service and the
GRTS Program.
In 1959, Judith's marriage
ended. For some time after that
Judith tried to make a life for
herself in Tarpon Springs.
However, due to the loss of her
trailer in a fire, with no job to
support herself, and with serious
medical problems, she needed
help from outside sources. It is
reported that after several
attempts to obtain assitance,
Judith was sent to Chatta-
hoochee State Mental Hospital.
During her stay in Chatta-
hoochee, a Rabbi from Talla-
hassee became interested in
Judith's case. Through efforts by
the Rabbi on Judith's behalf,
Judith was discharged from the
State hospital to a nursing home
in St. Petersburg. There she
remained for three months and
then was transferred to another
nursing home in St. Petersburg.
After being placed in a third
nursing home. Rabbi Susskind of
St. Petersburg began to assist
Judith and act on her behalf. In
the years following, Judith lived
with friends and occasionally on
her own. She did volunteer work
when possible; however, due to
her deteriorating state, Judith
was in need of assistance from
community support programs.
Twice follwing her stay in
Chattahoochee, Judith required
psychiatric care in local
hospitals. In August 1981,
Judith was referred to the
Pinellas Geriatric Residential
Treatment System of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service for place-
ment in their program. GRTS, a
"Judit
psychosocial program geared to
assist the elderly population who
have a psychiatric history, saw
that Judith could benefit from
the program. It has been nearly
three years since Judith came to
the GRTS program and during
that time she has done wonder-
fully.
Judith currently resides in the
third level of the program which
indicates her abilities and
motivation to live and go on are
present. When asked about her
current life situation in the GRTS
Program, Judith states, "It's the
most wonderful place I've ever
been. They do wonderful things
for people."
Perhaps it is unusual for an
individual to share as much
personal information for a news-
paper article as Judith has.
Judith explained that she did so
so that the Jewish community
could be educated regarding
important programs and how
they affect the lives of those who
need them in time of crisis.
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after a group of parents whose
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In a unanimous decision, the
Board of Directors of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service chose to
present a plaque to Dr. Joel
Shrager for the work he
contributed to assisting clients
from Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service and his commitment to
the Jewish community as a
whole.
Board members stressed that
the inscription on the plaque
offered was certainly appropriate
in stressing Dr. Shrager's
dedication to those in need. He is
truly the personification of an
unselfish and caring human-
itarian.
To Dr. Shrager, and his equally
dedicated wife, Miriam, helping
those in need is a way of life.
Never a day goes by that his
involvement is not felt
somewhere in the Pinellas
County Jewish community.
Never waiting to be asked,
always mindful that his demands
for immediate action may be met
with "foot dragging" or perhaps
opposition, Dr. Shrager never
falters in obtaining help for the
suffering in our community.
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If one phrase were needed to
describe this giant of a man, it
would undoubtedly be "a man of
action." Dr. Shrager sees the
need, enlists the aid of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, Feder-
Technion Scientists Testing
Experimental Cancer Medications
measure in cancer treatment. The
Israeli public, according to the
researchers, must also learn how
to detect early symptoms and be
made aware of the carcinogenic
substances encountered in every
day life.
Experimental cancer medica-
tions are being studied by physi-
cians from the Technion's
Faculty of Medicine in the
Department of Oncology at
Rambam Hospital. The Depart-
ment was recently accepted as
one of only 14 participating
centers of the European
Organization for Research and
Treatment of Cancer. Doctors at
the hospital now have access to
new medicines from Europe, for
use in cancer cases in which all
conventional treatments have
failed.
A related project currently
underway in the department is an
investigation of the link between
immunological deficiencies and
cancer susceptibility, in the light
of the fact that not every person
exposed to the same type or
amount of carcinogenic
substances contracts cancer.
Doctors at the Department
have also initiated a new "Cancer
Control" program, aiming to re-
educate doctors, nurses and
medical students through
seminars and courses about the
importance of early detection of
cancer signs as a preventive
Bush Appointed
To Community
Consultant Post
Lisa S. Bush has been
appointed Community Consult-
ant in ADL's Houston Office.
Lisa earned her MA in Jewish
Communal Service from Brandeis
Unviersity this Spring. She has
also studied at Hebrew Univer-
sity and Tel Aviv University. She
has a strong background in
working with the organized
Jewish community and most
recently has completed super-
vised field work in community
relations in the American Jewish
Committee's Boston office.
Lisa was assisted in her
Masters studies by partial
scholarships from the Pinellas
County Jewish Federation and
the Jewish Family Service, in
addition to receiving a major
scholarship from Brandeis
University.
Lisa is the daughter of Iris and
Ben Bush, who are both actively
involved in the Pinellas County
Jewish communitv
eration or individuals andl
The problem is on its
being resolved. To Dr.
nothing is impossible
needs of people in phyl
emotional pain are alwal
and immediate. The wi the child, the sick and the
the lonely and isolated,
and the not-so-poor
receive his immediate
going attention.
How does Dr.
accomplish all these
Chairman of the Fe
Human Relations Commjj|
has the vehicle to
services and implement
throughout Pinellas
Largerly as a result
persistence this commit^
grown in scope. As a res
need for on-going
xpenses, Dr. Shrager
ponsible for the newly
Endowment Fund. In
Dr. Shrager, a most
and involved member i
Beth El makes the needs!
fellow congregants his
responsibility.
For this and much, mui
on behalf of Gulf Coas(
Family Service's Board i
tors and staff, we wish tol
recognize Dr. Shrager |
untiring efforts. We also
express our appreciation
man who has
instrumental in
alleviate so many of the (
in our community. Wei
been the beneficiaries!
knowledge and his
mankid.
Jewish Day School Exp;
"The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School has completed
another terrific year. We are en-
joying our brand new classrooms
and offices. Our children are now
studying a second foreign lan-
guage. LOGO on our Apple He
computers, in addition to
Hebrew. A fifth grade class was
added this year," according to
Mr. Mark Silk, principal.
This August the school is
launching a computer camp for
children entering grades one to
six. This fall the school will wel-
come its largest kindergarten
class (19 students), with children
coming from all over the county.
There currently is a waiting list
for kindergarten. Several children
are transferring into the Jewish
Day School this fall from other
local private schools.
The Jewish Day School Middle
School will be inaugerated this
fall. A sixth grade program of in-
tensive Jewish and general
studies is planned.
Dr. Saul Wachs, a
Schechter Day School
tion representative,
visited the school. Mr
Pearlstein, president
Jewish Day School reca
Wach's comment tha
mutual admiration anc
between the Mr. Mi
principal and the
Directors is highly unuj
frequent role of referee]
necessary at this visit."
Standardized Test lit]
"Once again, our star
Metropolitan Achiever
scores fell off the high
charts, achieving class
st a nines of 9, on a scale i
in every grade," related
"These achievements
cumulative results of thJ
of many people: the stud*]
caring parents, the de
staff, and the supportiv
of Directors.
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Friday, June 15, 1984 /The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Combined Annual Meeting Held
Over 150 members of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County gathered recently at
Ruth Eckerd Hall to celebrate the
Joint Annual Meeting. Particip-
ating agencies were the Jewish
Federation, Jewish Day School,
Jewish Community Center and
Jewish Family Service. Paul
Levine, the new Executive
Director of Federation, as of
September 1, was guest speaker.
Chairman of the event was Orin
Cohen. Committee members were
Joe Charles, Charlotte Gordon,
Anna Kahane, Wendy Scholl,
Judy Winer, Reva Kent and Joe
Beller.
Charles Rutenberg, President
of the Jewish Federation,
delivered the State of the Federa-
tion report. Mr. Rutenberg spoke
of the most successul Annual
Combined Jewish Appeal
Campaign and the services the
monies raised will provide to
locally, in Israel, and around the
world. He mentioned the greater
participation of the community in
the Federation, both in campaign
and on the many committees.
Mr. Rutenberg spoke of the
future growth we could expect,
including the planned devel-
opment of the Kent property in
North County and the Tampa-
Orlando-Pinellas Endowment
Fund.
After election of officers and
Board for the Jewish Federation
(see separate a-ticle, Page 1), a
presentation was made to Mr.
Rutenberg by Orin Cohen on
behalf of the entire community
for his untiring dedication to the
Federation. Mr. Rutenberg then
presented awards for individual
achievements.
Gerald Rubin, former Federa-
tion Executive Director, was
recognized for his enormous
achievements on behalf of the
Federation during his tenure.
Yigal Bander was cited for his
significant contribution to the
success of the Combined Jewish
\ppeal campaigns. Stan
Newmark. 1984 Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign
Chairman, received an award for
his dynamic leadership of the
campaign and Elisa Greenberg
was recognized for her successful
leadership as Chairperson of the
Women's Division.
AGENCY REPORTS
Reva Pearlstein, President,
and Mark Silk. Principal, deliv-
ered the Jewish Day School
report. They spoke of the
progress the school has made and
die plans for future expansion.
(See separate article this issue).
The presentation of a check to
the Federation on behalf of the
children of the Jewish Day
School was made by Rina
Bander. In making the presenta-
tion, Miss Bander commented
that tzedaka involved two
things: giving money out of your
pocket, as well as giving some-
thing from your heart.
' Harry Green, President,
presented the Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service report. After
enumerating the achievements of
the Jewish Family Service over
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Joe Charles is cited for his efforts by Charles Ehrlich.
Rina Bander presents check to Federation as Reva Pearlstein and
Lharles Rutenberg watch.
Charles Ehrlich receives award from Fred Margolis.
Charles Rutenberg gives award to Stan Newmark
Orin Cohens makes presentation to Charles Rutenberg.
the past year, a special award
was given to Dr. Joel Shrager for
his contributions and commit-
ment to the Jewish community.
(See separate article this issue).
Mr. Fred Margolis, Executive
Director of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, presented an
award to Mr. Charles Ehrlich on
behalf of the Board of Directors
of the JCC, for his outstanding
work as President of the JCC for
1984. Mr. Ehrlich thanked the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County for their tremendous
efforts on behalf of the Jewish
Community Center at home and
abroad. Mr. Ehrlich was pleased
that the JCC, besides its regular
programs, was able to take the
responsibility for Super Sunday
1984, as well as develop plans for
a new JCC in the community. Mr.
Ehrlich then presented an award
to Mr. .Joseph Charles for the
Outstanding Volunteer of the
JCC. 1984.
Mr. Ehrlich stated that the
progress the JCC and the com-
munity has made in the last six
years is indicative of the kind of
community that Pinellas County
is becoming. He closed his
remarks by saying that he truly
felt that "we are one."
Bander Completes Term
Yigal Bander, Campaign
Director for the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County, will
complete his term of employment
Julyl.
Mr. Bander has served the
Pinellas Federation for two years
and played a major role in the
gowth and achievements of the
annual Combined Jewish Appeal
campaigns. It was during Mr.
Bander's tenure that the
campaign first reached
$1,000,000 and has surpassed
that this year with a campaign
thus far of $1,200,000.
Mr. Bander will remain in
Pinellas County with his wife
Ellen and four daughters. He
intends to pursue a career in
insurance and will be associated
with the Equitable Life Assur-
ance Society.
Tel Aviv U. Trouble
TEL AVIV (JTA) Tel
Aviv University is in danger of
not being able to reopen in Sep-
tember, after the summer recess,
because of a shortage of funds,
according to university president
Prof. Moshe Many. He said in an
interview with Israel Radio that
"1983 was a devastating year as
far as the government's partic-
ipation (in the university's
budget) and the regularity of its
cash transfer, and so all univer-
sities
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Volume 5 Number 12
Immigration Judge Orders
Expulsion of Ukrainian
CLEVELAND (JTA) A U.S. Immigration
Court judge has ordered the expulsion of John
Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian-born retired auto worker whose
U.S. citizenship was revoked in 1981 after he was found
guilty of having lied about his collaboration with the
Nazis when he entered the U.S. 30 years earlier.
DEMJANJUK, who claimed when he came to the
U.S. in 1951 that he had been a draftee in the German
army during World War II, was identified as a former
guard at the Treblinka death camp where he was
involved in the torture and death of thousands of Jews.
His brutality caused him to be known as "Ivan the
Terrible" among camp inmates.
Judge Adolph Angelelli ordered Demjanjuk to leave
the U.S. voluntarily within 30 days or face deportation
to the Soviet Union. The order, issued on May 23, was
made public last week. Demjanjuk's lawyer, Mark
O'Connor, said the order would be appealed.
Immigration Service officials are proceeding in Federal
Court with a separate request by Israel for Demjanjuk's
extradition.
A Man Driven to Punish By Death
Israel's Aircraft Industries
Will Produce F-15 Fuel Tanks
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Defense
establishment's Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) has
completed manufacture of a series of special fuel tanks
for F-15 fighters in use with the U.S. Air Force,
designed to increase the plane's internal fuel capacity
by 70 percent.
IAI BUILT 50 SETS of the tanks for the American
manufacturer of F-15s, McDonnell-Douglas, under a $30
million deal as part of an agreement whereby the U.S.
orders parts in Israel to reciprocate for Israeli purchases
in the U.S.
Unlike conventional extra fuel tanks which are
placed under the wings of aircraft, the conformal tanks,
which are also produced in the U.S., are attached to the
plane's fuselage. They are specially contoured to
prevent additional drag at subsonic speeds and create
far less drag at supersonic speeds than the conventional
under-wing external tanks.
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NEW YORK Black
Muslim leader Louis
Farrakhan's recent threats
against Jews and a black
reporter and his praise of
Adolf Hitler are only the
latest incidents in his 20-
year record of racism,
anti-Semitism and
intimidation, acording to a
report issued here by the
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
The report, which cited two
earlier threats against black
newsmen, was presented to the
League's National Commission
at its annual policvmakin?
meeting at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel.
FARRAKHAN, 51, has for
two decades been a leader of the
American Black Muslim move-
ment. When the movement,
known as the Nation of Islam,
split into two factions some six
years ago, Farrakhan kept the
original name for the smaller of
the factions, which today has a
reported 5,000 to 10.000
adherents nationwide. The other
faction, called the American
Muslim Mission, has a reported
100,000 followers and is headed
by Wallace Dean Muhammad.
Farrakhan was little known
outside of the black community
until his controversial involve-
ment in Rev. Jesse Jackson's
Presidential primary campaign
earlier this year, when his state-
ments containing anti-Semitism,
black racism and threats brought
him nationwide attention.
Seymour D. Reich, head of
ADL's national Civil Rights
Committee, said Farrakhan's
public utterances are of concern
to all Americans "because of the
dangers of the dangers to society
when bigotry and racism are
injected into the political
process."
CITING Farrakhan's death
threat in March against Wash-
ington Post newsman Milton
Coleman for reporting Rev.
Jackson's "Hymie" remarks
about Jews, the League's report
gave these accounts of the
previous incidents of intimida-
tion of black reporters by the
Nation of Islam.
In 1965. Ben Holman, who had
written an expose of the Black
Muslim movement for the
Chicago Daily News, was
castigated in a speech by
"Minister Louis X." and then
threatened by participants at the
Black Muslim convention in
Chicago amidst cries of "Uncle
Tom" and "Kill him." "Louis X"
was the name then used by
Farrakhan.
The other incident involved
Paul Delaney, now deputy
national editor of the New York
Times, who became a target of
the Nation of Islam in the early
1970's when he was threatened in
the Black Muslim's newspaper
after writing a series of articles
on the group for the Times.
The ADL report included the
following as examples of
Farrakhan's hostility to Jews
and Israel.
DURING 1972 and 1973, a
bookshop run by the Nation of
Islam carried the long discred-
ited, anti-Semitic diatribe known
as "The Protocols of the Elders of
Zion" and an equally anti-Semitic
book titled "A History of Jewish
Crimes." published in Pakistan.
During the 1970's, according to
ADL, anti-Semitic and anti-
Israel propaganda was common-
place in the Nation of Islam
Muhammad Speaks publication.
In 1972, for example, an article
tried to justify the murder of 11
Israeli athletes that year at the
Munich Olympics, claiming that
they represented an "oppressive"
And Separatism
society that "cannot be regarded
as innocent."
In recent months, the report
stated, Farrakhan has:
Described Jews as "enemies"
of Rev. Jackson;
Made several allegations
about Jewish "control" of the
media;
Told Jews that unless they
accepted Jesus, "then maybe the
angel of death will stop at your
door and kill the firstborn out of
your house."
FARRAKHAN'S attacks on
Jews and the State of Israel,
ADL said, should be viewed
against the background of Nation
of Islam links to Arab nations
Khaddafi's Libya in particular -
and the Palestine Liberation
Organization.
The ADL report said Nation of
I slam ties to Libya go back more
than 10 years when Muhammad
Speaks revealed that Libya had
extended a loan of $2.9 million to
the organization. Only last year,
the Nation of Islam sent two
representatives to a conference in
Libya organized by President
Khaddafi. In February of this
year, Farrakhan, himself, in a
speech at the University of
California at Los Angeles, justi-
fied PLO terrorist activities.
Farrakhan's long record of
espousing violence and extrem-
ism culminated earlier this year
in attempts to intimidate the
black and white communities. In
addition to issuing threats
against Washington Post
reporter Coleman and American
Jews, Farrakhan declared in an
article in the February issue of
the magazine Essence:
"If America allows anything to
happen" (to Rev. Jackson) .
the covenant between black
America and this government
will be broken forever. That is
why white people ought to think '
carefully about how this brother
is handled. America must
remember that with the Armed
Forces full of young black
soldiers, the threat of rebellion
. .could become reality."
THE FOLLOWING month,
Farrakhan lashed out at black
leaders who do not share his
point of view. "Every (black)
leader," he was quoted as saying
in the press, "should be held
accountable at the cost of his or
her life. Death should be the
penalty for traitorous activity."
In April, the ADL report
noted, Farrakhan tried to justify
his threats against Coleman by
claiming that the implied 'death
sentence" he had pronounced on
him would only be carried out
under the jurisdiction of a future
black state guided by Islamic
law. "When divine law is
established," he said, "and our
nation is formed out of that law,
then these traitorous acts will be
punished by death."
At the philosophical core of
Farrakhan's Nation of Islam
group is separation of blacks and
whites and openly-expressed
hatred of the white race. In
March of this year, Farrkhan, in
a radio broadcast, told his
listeners that integration is a
"hypocritical trick used by white
people to deceive black people
into making us believe that our
400-year-old enemy had all of a
sudden become our friend." In
the same speech, he repeated the
Nation of Islam's oft-stated call '
for a separate black state.
GCFS Assists Israel Bound Students
By SHIRLEY SERBELL,
ACSW
Young students of Pinellas
County frequently turn to Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service for
assistance in planning for their
continuing education. These
high-school and college students
are somewhat unique, however,
for they are hoping to continue
their education in Israel. They
have made application to Youth
Aliyah and other such agencies
for admission to a school or
program in Israel. They are
advised by the agency that part
of their application must be an
evaluative report from a social
worker or psychologist. The
agency wants information about
the prospective student's family
relationships, the students
motivation for making the
application, his or her emotional
stability, maturity and other
factors that would assist in
determining whether this is an
appropriate plan for the student.
Interviews are held with the
student and the student's
parents and a report is sent to the
requesting agency.
Shirley Serbell
Our experience has shown that
these are intelligent, highly
motivated young people with an
unusually strong emotional tie to
Israel. Many of them have family
in Israel, have spent time there
and feel a strong urge to return
there. We are pleased to meet
with and assist these fine young
students and hope they will have
the opportunity to develop their
potential for making a positive
contribution to Jewish life
u
Promotion Night At
Jewish Day School
Promotion Night ceremonies
were celebrated at the Pinellas
County Jewish Day School
Thursday, May 31. A student-
made filmstrip, choral and
dramatic performances were fea-
tured during the evening.
Eleven students were
promoted to the school's first
sixth grade. The Jewish Day
School Middle School will feature
a series of mini-courses and
contracted individual research
projects, in addition to an inten-
sive general and Jewish studies
program.
Nineteen families of the
incoming (194-1985) kinder-
garten class were invited to
Promotion Night. A waiting list
has begun for a second kinder-
garten class.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a benficiary agency
of the Combined Jewish Appeal
of the Pinellas County JewlM
Federation.


TOP Jewish Foundation To Sponsor
Real Estate Seminar
The TOP Jewish Foundation,
endowment and planned gifts
development arm of the Jewish
Federation of Tampa, Orlando
and Pinellas County, will be
sponsoring a special program for
real estate agents, brokers and
developers. The program will
focus on disposing of real estate
more creatively through
charitable giving. The presenta-
tion will focus on such topics as
tax and cash flow benefits, gifts
or mortgaged property, giving a
remainder interest in a personal
residence or farm and other
topics of interest to both the real
estate professional and his-her
client.
"Over the past few years we
have tried to educate the tax
planning professionals in the
community to the unique benefits
of endowment and planned
giving for their clients," said Joel
Breitstein, Charitable Tax Plan-
ning and Endowment Develop-
ment consultant to the three
communities. "Real estate plays
a very important part in our
program. It is important for the
real estate professionals and
those who may only be casually
into real estate for investment to
appreciate how everyone can
come out a winner through a gift
of appreciated property to a
charitable organization."
One thing that makes this
program special, according to the
program planners, is that it will
bring together Jewish agents,
brokers and developers from both
sides of the Bay, since the
program is a joint project of the
Tampa and Pinellas Endowment
Joel Breitstein
Fund Boards. A side benefit of
this joint program is the net-
working that can develop. The
seminar will be held Tuesday,
June 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
the Atrium, 2413 Bayshore Blvd.
in Tampa. Wine and cheese will
be served. This is purely an
educational program and there
will be no solicitation of funds.
Anyone who is a casual investor
or an agent, broker or developer
is cordially invited. A panel
consisting of Les Bamett, tax
attorney from Tampa, Bruce
Bokor, tax attorney from Clear-
water; and Joel Breitstein,
attorney and Charitable Tax
Planning and Endowment
Development Consultant will
present the program.
If you are interested in
attending the workshop please
call Howard Greenberg at 879-
8863 (Tampa) or Mark Klein at
441-1951 (Pinellas County).
Friday, June 15, 1984/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
'Aliyah' Suite Exhibited
At Dali Museum
Exec. Director of GCJFS Offers Testimony to
State Senate Appropriations Committee
Recently Michael Bernstein,
Executive Director of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service was asked
to make a presentation before the
Florida Senate Appropriations
Committee. Committee members
included; Senator Childers, Palm
Beach and Hendry Counties;
Senator Crawford, Polk, Desoto,
Okeechobee and Highland
Counties; Senator Margolis,
Dade County; Senator Rehm,
Pinellas County and Senator
Vogt, Brevard County.
Michael Bernstein joined Mr.
Elliot Stem from Douglas
Gardens Jewish Nursing Home
in Miami as speakers discussing
the importance of meaningful
community alternatives to help
elderly of the Jewish and general
community avoid unnecessary
nursing home placement. It
appears that members of the
State Senate and House of
Representatives are interested in
the concept for future planning in
the State of Florida.
Federation Delegation Attends
Workshop in Tallahassee
Members of the Government
.Affairs Committee joined with
other members of the Florida
Association of Jewish Federa-
tions in attending a legislative
workshop held recently in Talla-
hassee. The Government Affairs
Committee is a subcommittee of
the Community Relations Com-
mittee of the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County and is chaired
by Ben Bush of St. Petersburg.
A highlight of the day occurred
during the Senate session, when
State Senator Peter Weinstein of
^ Coral Springs introduced a reso-
lution commemorating the Holo-
caust. The resolution was iden-
tical to one passed by the Florida
House of Representatives the
previous day. State Senators
Jack Gordon (Miami) and Pat
Frank (Tampa) delivered moving
speeches of support. Ten
members of the delegation repre-
senting the Florida Association
of Jewish Federations, led by
Chairman Jules Arkin, were es-
' corted to the podium to receive
copies of the Senate resolution.
The remainder of the delegation
reviewed the proceedings from
the gallery. The ceremony was
later broadcast state-wide on
"Today In The Legislature" on
Public television.
After the Senate session, over
75 legislators, aides, HRS
officials and human service
lobbyists joined with represen-
tatives from ten communities
representing Federations from
around the state for a luncheon in
the Capitol.
The legislators were unani-
_ mously impressed with the
caliber of community leadership,
who devoted their time and
energy to go to Tallahassee to
voice their concerns on behalf of
the Jewish community.
Representing Pinellas County
were Ben Bush, Harry Green.
Michael Bernstein, and Iris
Bush.
By Senator Weinstein
A resolution urging the people of Florida
to |oin in commemorating the Holocaust.
WHEREAS, in the entire history of humankind, there has been no greater
violation of human rights than the Holocuast perpetrated by Nan
Germany, and
WHEREAS, the horror of genocide began for the Jewish people with
Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany in 1933, beginning with the
burning of books written by Jewish authors and the establishment of the
concentration camp at Dachau, escalating by 1938 to the burning of
synagogues and the pillaging of Jewish shops and businesses throughout
Germany, and further escalating by 1938 and 1939 to large scale killing as
German Jews were imprisoned and Jews living in conquered Eastern
Europe were forced into labor camps and sealed into ghettos, and
WHEREAS, the Holocaust has become a reminder to all men and
women who cherish liberty and justice that they should never be
complacent in that liberty or secure in that justice, and a reminder that
they must always honor the commitment to fight new forms of tyranny
lest these lead to new Holocausts, and
WHEREAS, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council is again
calling for a national observance with prayers, commemoration, and
study, to renew our determination to prevent the recurrence of genocide
against any national or ethnic group, and
WHEREAS, Governor Bob Graham has joined the President and the
congress of the United States and states and cities across our nation in
des,gna"ng the week of April 39-May 6 1984, as Holocaust. Ration Week
and the Days of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, NOW,
THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
That in tribute to the spirit of freedom, justice, and compassion to
which a. Americans are dedicated, and in memory I the fvictims of the
Holocaust and recognition of the survivors who have rebuilt their lives, the
Sen^lof the State of Florida calls upon citizens of the state to join in the
itfornalVonol commemoration of the Holocaust In the hope WatWO Will
strive always to overcome prejudice and inhumanity through education,
vigilance, and resistance.
,F IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, with the
**fa the Senate affixed, be presented to Mr. Jules Arkin, represen ing
,h? Florida Association of Jewish Federations, and to Mr. Paul Orion,
IS HoTocaus. survivors, as tangible tokens of the sentiments of
the members of the Florida Senate.
This is a true and correct copy of Senate Resolution No. 1107, adopted by
the Florida Senate on May 1, 1984.
Curtis Peterson
President of the Senate
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Joe Brown
Secretary of the Senate
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preview
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 com-
memorate the state of Israel as a
renewed country. The "Aliyah"
suite comes from the Museum's
reserve collection, and has not
been exhibited in St. Petersburg
before. Rabbi Jeff Foust of USF
will speak at the preview recep-
tion 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, transfor-
mation, or resurgence. The
"Aliyah" suite 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 identified as depicting a
subject or moment important
during the years of the aliyah
Dali's "Aliyah" suite was a
commissioned 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 em-
bodying in a number of prints the
marvel of Aliyah, which in a
short time fahioned a renewed
people, a renewed country, and a
renewed as well as renewing
State."
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 membes, 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 Jan. 13,1985.
Newsbreak
Two refuseniks were
imprisoned for activities
connected with their applications
to emigrate to Israel.
ALEKSANDR CHERNIAK and
MARK OTCHERETYANSKY,
both construction engineers from
Kiev, have been waiting with
their families over five years for
permission to leave. Cherniak, 35,
was sentenced to four years
imprisonment with foreclosure of
personal property for "forgery"
and "embezzlement" under
Articles 83 and 194 of the
Ukrainian Criminal Code, despite
the fact that all witnesses
testified in his favor at the trial.
His wife, INNA, believes he was
tried because he is a friend of
POC LEV ELBERT. Cherniak is
appealing the verdict. Otche-
retyansky, 44, served three
months in a labor camp in the
Fall of 1980, and was resentenced
in October 1983 for his refusal to
reclaim his passport, which he
had submitted to the OVIR office
with his initial application in
1979. His refusal to reclaim the
document appears to be a
symbolic renunciation of Soviet
citizenship, made to stress his
desire to leave.
In hope of obtaining a lighter
sentence for her incarcerated
husband ZAKHAR, TATYANA
ZUNSHArN, together with
fellow Riga activist
ALEKSANDR BALTER, ap-
pealed on May 18 to the UN
Commission on Human Rights
through the Association for Co-
operation with the UN in
Moscow. The following day, after
reading the appeal over the phone
to a friend in Jerusalem, she and
Baiter were arrested by seven
KGB men, who forceably sent
them back to Riga after
searching them in a forest on the
outskirts of town and threatening
them with beatings.
In Riga, Tatyana was
summoned to the local
procurator, who threatened to
charge her with "parasitism" for
"making so much noise." She is
vulnerable to the charge because
her internal passport without
which she cannot get a job was
taken when she and her brother
were attacked in March
(NEWSBREAK, March 30,
1984). Concerning her husband,
the procurator said he would
"demand the maximum punish-
ment" at his trial.
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^Congregations/Organizations Events
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL OF
ST. PETERSBURG
Calendar of Events
Sisterhood. New officers were
elected for Sisterhood at
Congregation B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg and they are: Bunnie
Katz. President: Arleen DiVito,
Vice President. Fellowship:
Charla Fogel, Vice President,
Youth and Service: Anita
Helfand, Vice President.
Cultural: Joan Redisch, Vice
Presidenty, Ways and Means;
Helen Wertel, Corresponding
Secretary; Thelma Gilbert.
Treasurer; Dee Dinsfriend
Assistant Treasurer; Iris Bush.
Recording Secretary; and
Francine Kamerling. Financial
Secretary. Immediate Past
President, Pearl Book, and her
outgoing officers and directors
were honored at a luncheon on
May 24. The next Sisterhood
Book Review will be on June 21,7
p.m. at the home of Judy
Eichenbaum.
Youth Activities. The Youth
commission hosted a YOUTH
PARTY at Skate Key on June 10.
All members of USY and Kadima
really enjoyed themselves and
look forward to getting back
together in the fall.
Daven and Dine. Friday, June
22. at 5:45 p.m.. Congregational
Shabbat Dinner at B'nai Israel,
honoring the outgoing Officers
and Board of Trustees and
welcoming the incoming officers
and Board of Trustees. Instal-
lation of Officers will take place
during the Shabbat Evening
services following the Dinner.
Don Silverberg Elected
Don Silverberg, recently
elected President of Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg, is pleased to
announce his new slate of officers
for the year 1984-85. Elected as
1st Vice President is Lorraine
Mailer; 2nd Vice President,
Richard Jacobson: 3rd Vice
President. Sigi Strauss:
Treasurer. Arlene Rosenthal; and
Secretary, Geraldine Mensh.
The incoming officers and
Board of Trustees will be wel-
comed and the outgoing officers
and Board of Trustees headed by
outgoing President. Jerry
Phillips, will be honored at the
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
at B'nai Israel on Friday. June
22. immediately preceding
Shabbat Services. Installation of
Officers will take place during
Shabbat Eve Services on June
22.
Confirmants Honored
Mazel Tov to the Confirmation
Class 5744 and to their families.
Confirmation services were held
on Tuesday evening, June 5,
during Shavuot Eve Services at
Congregation B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg. The following
students were confirmed:
Susan Ilene Baruch, daughter
of Toby Baruch; Robyn Lauren
Diamond, daughter of Michael
Diamond and Margie Diamond;
Matthew Philip DiVito, daughter
of Phil and Arleen DiVito;
Sharon Renee Goetz, daughter of
Joel and Ellen Goetz: Susan
Amanda Kasper, daughter of
Lester and Frances Kasper; Eric
Joel Merkow, daughter of
Eugene and Ellen Merkow.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL
Clearwater
Sisterhood
At the May 8 meeting of the
Sisterhood of Temple B'nai
Israel, Zena Sulkes, Director of
Education, installed the officers
for the coming year.
President, Ethyl Ferkel; Vice
Presidents, Paula Drutman, Bea
Tokat. Charlotte Sherman;
Recording Secretary, Lysa
Winner; Corresponding
Secretary. Sally Bronstein:
Financial Secretary, Barbara
Levine; Treasurer, Martha
Baker.
Religious School
Thirty two students of Temple
B'nai Israel's Religious School
were confirmed on June 2, at a
10:30 a.m. service.
The theme of the service was
"The Commitment of Heart."
Since the number 32 in Hebrew is
lamed Vet, which is the Hebrew
word heart, the students created
their service around that theme.
Confirmands were Michael
Auerbach, Ann Bailin, Jennifer
Bialow, Marc Bragin, Jamie
Broida, Larry Caine Mami
Cohen, Deena Drucker, Jonathan
Estrin, Mitchell Fergenbaum,
Scott Flesch, Allyn Goldenfarb,
Amy Golomb, David Greenberg,
Richard Harris and Amy
Hochberg.
Also, Beth Ismark, Michael
Jacobs, David Levine, Deborah
Lipman, Adam Lopatin. Stefani
Newmark, Pamela Rolfe. Debbie
Rosewater. Beth Seiler, Elizabeth
Stemlieb. Michael Stiglitz. Scott
Sulkes, Lee Warner, Robert
Weinstock, Susan Weiss and
Scott Winer.
Rabbi Arthur I. Baseman
blessed each Confirmand and
certificates were presented by
Zena W. Sulkes. Director of
Education. President Gary
Gormin gave each Confirmand a
gift from the Congregation.
Lisl Schick
HADASSAH
Mrs. Schick Re-elected
At the recent Region
Conference held in West Palm
Beach, Lisl Schick of Clearwater
was re-elected President of the
Florida Central Region of
Hadassah.
Hadassah. the Women's
Zionist Organization of America,
Inc. is the largest women's vol-
unteer organization in the United
States. With over 370,000
members, Hadassah is also the
largest Jewish organization in
the country and the largest
Zionist organization in the world.
Florida Central region of
Hadassah encompasses 47
Chapters and 21 Groups from
Tallahasee to Collier County, and
across the state, from Jackson-
ville to Boca Raton. Its current
membership is over 13,000.
NATIONAL COUNCIL
OF JEWISH WOMEN
Suncoast Section
On May 17, National Council
of Jewish Women Suncoast
Section installed new officers for
the coming year at the home of
Jan Cohen. The installing officer
was the Section's own Sheila
Miller. Sheila is a past president
of the Section, sits on several
National Boards, recently served
on the Southern District
Nominating Committee, and
distingued herself as a train par
excellence at the Southern
District Convention in Palm
Beach. The new officers are.
President, Marilyn Smith; Vice
President-Administration, Susan
Schwartz; Vice President-
Community Service, Marcy Gall;
Vice President-Public Affairs,
Judy Elkin; Vice President-Fund
Raising, Joanne Bokor; Vice
President-Public Relations.
Elizabeth Alpert; Treasurer,
Ronnie Pollack: Financial
Secretary, Helaine Weisberg;
Recording Secretary, Sandy
Harwood; and Corresponding
Secretary, Natalie Rubin. Along
with the installation of new
officers, awards were given for
volunteer service to the organiza-
tion. Two special awards were
given to Beverly Mitlin and
Susan Schwartz for their excep-
tional contributions as volunteers
for National Council Jewish
Women.
National Council of Jewish
Women's Southern District
Convention was held in Palm
Beach on March 29-April 1.
Sheila Miller, Marilyn Smith,
Susan Schwartz, Joanne Bokor.
Judy Elkin. and Terry Vogel had
the wonderful opportunity of
representing the Suncoast
Section at this meeting. This
District Convention was a forum
for learning about National
programs and priorities of NCJW
and their implementation in
Section programs. It provides an
opportunity for participants to
enhance their skills as volunteers,
further their self-development
and learn new techniques for
Section goals. It is a marvelous
opportunity to meet and share
ideas, programs, and experiences
with representatives from other
parts of the District. It was a
fascinating experience for those
involved.
ORT
West Wind
A lovely luncheon was held
recently at the Bon Appetit
Restaurant to thank the past
officers and committee members
for their devoted service.
The outgoing president. Lois
April turned the gavel over to
Molly Boraks. chairman of the
1984-85 presidium made up of
Sonya Tatkow, Lilie Rackstein,
Delphine Eichel, and Rose
Foreman.
Additional new officers are
Nancy Kass. Treasurer; Sue
Meskin, Financial Secretary;
Natha Mae Eichel, Corresp-
onding Secretary; Sonya
Tatkow, Recording Secretary and
Betty Berke. Bulletin.
Mildred and Norman Lewis
completed the pleasurable
meeting with an entertaining
musical.
We shall meet again in the fall
. Have a good Summer!!
JWV
Paul Surenky Post
And Auxiliary 409
Congratulations to Ruth
Eiseman for the office of Senior
Vice President of the Gulf Coast
County Council; also to Roslyn
Hochberg for Junior Vice
President: and to Fran
Ehrenpreis as corresponding
secretary.
June 24, we will still be
servicing the veterans at Bay
Pines Hospital and anyone who
can assist in this endeavor, please
contact Betty Cohen 799-2259.
Board members will still be
meeting throughout the summer
months, July 2 should be the
next one, and Gladys Fishman
should be contacted for further
information, 443-3825 as to
where this will be held.
Abe Ader Post 246
The Post and Auxiliary invites
you to enjoy an old-fashioned
Sunday picnic on July 1 at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg at 12
noon. There will be entert-
ainment, a sing-a-long, door
prizes and refreshments avail-
able. Donation is $3.50 per
person. Call Ben at 867-0740,
Bessie at 343-7338 or Estelle at
381-3363.
Gulf Coast District Council
held Installation of Officers at
Merlyn's Cafe, Ramada Inn,
Clearwater on Sunday May 20th.
The following officers were
installed: Commander Harry
Weiss (246). Senior Vice
Commander Leon Glassman
(2461. Junior Vice-Commander
Isidore Rudick (582). Adjutant
Joseph Friedson (246),
Quartermaster Paul Hochberg
(409). Chaplain Benjamin
Wisotzky (246).
Ladies Auxiliary President
Irene Rudick (582). Sr. Vice
President Ruth Eisman (409). Jr.
Vice President Rosalyn
Hochberg (409). Chaplain
Hannah Zaytlyn, Patriotic
Instructor Helen Hersh (246).
Treasurer Edith Johnson (246).
Conductress Ann Spector (373).
Guard Sarah London (373).
GOLDA MEIR
FRIENDSHIP CLUB
On Monday, June 18, members
are invited to the Safety Harbor
Spa, where there will be swim-
ming, shuffleboard and fishing.
Bring your fishing rods. Box
lunches will be available at
nominal cost.
A Kosher Chinese cooking
class will start at the Center on
Wednesday June 20at 1 p.m. For
details see JoAnn or Marcie.
Tuesday. June 26. there will be
a fishing party. The mini-van will
be available and will depart at 8
a.m. and return to the Center in
time for lunch.
On Tuesday. July 10. our
members are invited to be guests
of C1RFF at lunch and a "Gilbert
and Sullivan" concert, at Ruth
Kckerd Hall. For reservations see
Marcie.
Every other Thursday is coffee
and conversation time at the
Center. You are invited to come
and talk with us and we will
listen. The time: 1p.m.
Don't Forget our drive for S
and H green stamps and coins.
We need them for the purchase of
another van.
Vopter registration is available
at the Center. The Presidential
election is approaching. See
Harry Schwartz, Ruth Slesser or
Lillian Gross.
For further information on any
of these events, please call Harry
Schwartz at 531-0570.
Leonard R. Strelitz of
Norfolk, Va., was elected
chairman of the International
Board of Governors of Tel
Aviv University during the
16th annual meeting of the
board in Tel Aviv. Strelitz, a
former national chairman and
general chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal, is
president of the Haynes
Furniture Co. and Sydnor
and Hundley, as well as co-
owner of Modernage
Furniture of Florida.

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man has been honored by the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations 'for distin-
guished service to human
'ights. '
CANDLELIGHTING TIMES
JUNE
June 1 8:05 June 8 8:08 June 15 8:11 June 22 8:13 June 29 8:13
Religious Directory
TEMPLE BETH EL-Reform
4*0 8. Pasadena Ave., St-Petersburg 33707 Rabbi David Sunkind Rabbi
Ira S. Youdovln Friday Evening Sabbath Service! 8 p.m., Saturday
Morning Sabbath Service 10a.m. Bar Hal Mltxvah Service 11 a.m. Tel.
347 8188.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM Conservative
1844 54 St., 8.. St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi Sidney Rackoff Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 0 a.m. Tel. Stl 3380.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL ConservaUve
301 SB St., N St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luakl Cantor Irving
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday. 0 a.m.:
Sunday 8 a.m.; Monday Friday 8 a.m.; and evening Mlnyan Tel. 381 4800,
3814801.
CongregaUon BETH CHAI Conservative
8400 118 St. ... Semlnole 3384! Rabbi Sherman P. Klrshner Sabbath
Services: Friday evenings8 p.m.: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Tel. 383 8318.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
ISM S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33818 Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg Sab
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.: Saturday 8 a.m.; Sunday morning
Mlnyan 8 a.m. Tel. 831-1418.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL Reform
1886 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33818 Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. Tel. 831 5888.
TEMPLE AH A VAT SHALOM Reform
P.O. Box 1178, Dunedln 33SX8 1875 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor SSSS3 Rabbi
JanBresky Sabbath Services: Friday evening8 p.m. Tel. 785 Mil.
CoagregaUon BET EM FT Humanistic
8478 Nursery Rd., Clearwater Service: 1st Friday of every month, 8 p.m.
. Tel. 888-4731 or781B84. '


Friday, June 15, 1984/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Latin Jews Begin To Feel
Adverse Economic Conditions
MARTI A J. PRETKKIN. M8W
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
B02 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461 0222
Davis to Teach
eKosher Cooking
,iak Ah so!! Shanley
_] teach a class of Kosher
Cooking on Wednesday
I at 1 p.m. at the Golda
enter.
ley has been cooking Ori-
ishes for over 30 years,
jinese cooking has been
\y influenced by very close
who were Chinese and
fcse. In her hometown of
ore, Maryland, Shanley
member of an Oriental
Club.
/'a interest in all styles
net cooking predates her
in Oriental cooking. She
bn a subscriber to Gourmet
t>i, since 1952.
Sponsors the Rest of
t and Sullivan
\d an afternoon at Ruth
Hall on July 10 at 2 p.m.
time, the Best of Gilbert
ullivan Manhattan Savoy-
1 be presented. This revue
ature American singers in
duets, and scenes from
|of the Gilbert and Sullivan
in a fully costumed,
and orchestrated produc-
I'ickets and lunch at the
Tree will be in part spon-
y the Charles and Isadora
erg Family Foundation.
iMarcie at 461-0222 for
Ir information.
lion All Fishermen!
le fishin! A special interest
I. will tell this to friends
I they go to the Clearwater
pn June 26 from 8:30 to
I a.m. Poles and tackle will
bplied. If this is your inter-
lall Joanne Bokor at 461-
lor more information.
^t Safety Harbor Spa
Golda Meir Center will
)r a Day at Safety Harbor
l June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3
Included in the activities
t>e swimming, shuffleboard,
I lunch. Please call Joanne
at 461-0222 for further in-
ition.
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Weight Reduction Class
On Monday June 25 at 10:30
a.m. a weight reduction class will
begin at the Golda Meir Center.
The program will be under the di-
rection of Arlene Pukach and Dr.
Bob Davis, lecturers and
nutrition experts. The fee will be
by donation. For further infor-
mation, please call 461-0222.
Do you have more time on your
hands now that friends, relatives,
and "snowbirds" have gone? Are
there empty spaces on your
calendar that used to be filled
with meetings? Relax! Here's a
list of wonderful reading. All
these books are available at the
Golda Meir Center Library: The
Haj. by Leon Uris; The Aquitane
Progression by Robert Ludlum:
The Admirable Woman bv Ar-
thur Cohen; The Mind-Body
Problem by Rebecca Goldstein;
Schindler's List by Thomas
Keneally; Precious Legacy by
David Altshuler; A Vanished
World by Roman Vishniac; Ben-
Gurion Prophet of Fire by Dan
Kurzman; My Mother Golda
Meir by Menahem Meir; The
March of Folly by Barbara Tuch-
man. Enjoy! Enjoy!
More Attacks To Be Expected
TEL AVIV -(JTA) Gen.
Ehud Barak, Chief of Military
Intelligence, said that attacks on
Israel Defense Force personnel in
south Lebanon will continue for
some time. He said most of the
recent attacks have been carried
out by local Lebanese residents,
either for money or ideological
motivation.
Barak said in a radio interview
that some of the groups attack-
ing IDF personnel acted on
orders from Lebanese influenced
by Iran and others affiliated with
the Palestine Liberation
Organization. The attacks will
continue, he said, until a Leb-
anese armed force capable of
preventing terrorist activity is
formed to replace the IDF in
south Lebanon. That will take
some time, he said.
No Word
From Beirut
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel has had no official notice
from the Lebanese government of
the possible closure of the Israeli
liaison office maintained in a
northern suburb of Beirut, the
Cabinet was informed by Uri
Lubrani the coordinator of Israeli
affairs in Lebanon.
The Cabinet decided to discuss
the issue only if and when an
official request is made by the
Lebanese authorities to shut
down the office.
NEW YORK (JTA)
Adverse economic
conditions in South
America are beginning to
affect members of the
Jewish community there,
particularly in Chile and
Brazil, according to
reports presented to the
Board of Directors of the
World Council of
Synagogues, the interna-
tional arm of Conservative
Judaism.
Discussing the situation in
Chile, Rabbi Angel Kreiman, the
Grand Rabbi of Chile's 30,000-
member Jewish community, said
that the economic situation in the
country "has never been so bad
before. The country suffers from
a 30 percent unemployment rate
which finds some families in our
synagogues without jobs and in
need of food, clothing and other
living assistance."
KREIMAN, who has been in
Chile for the past 15 years, said
that the sisterhoods of the three
Conservative congregations were
working closely with these
families to assure that they were
provided with every need. He
said there were at least 60
families in Chile on the poverty
level requiring assistance.
The rabbi also reported the
emergence of neo-Nazism in the
country. He said that there were
incidents of swastikas daubed on
billboards and that members of
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One of the essential benefits of arranging a funeral
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burial vault and other jdetails. may be assured.
We believe it is our professional responsibility to
offer families complete information on pre-arranged
funerals and pre paid plans We do so without cost or
obligation to you To arrange a visit, call or write us at
your convenience.
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rightwing extremist groups wear
armbands with swastikas. He
said the Jewish community
maintained excellent relations
with government officials.
However, these officials do little
to discourage these Nazi
displays.
Kreiman said that there are
frequent pro-Palestinian demon-
strations, which are adding to the
tensions. Since there are 300,000
Arabs in Chile, the government is
"careful" in dealing with the
demonstrations and "does little
to discourage them," he said. He
expressed belief that the death
earlier this month of Nazi Walter
Rauff would do little to reduce
neo-Nazi activities in chile.
A SERIOUS situation in
Brazil was also reported by Rabbi
Marcelo Rittner of the
Congregation Israelite Paulista
in Sao Paulo. He said the nation's
estimated 20 percent unem-
ployment rate has caused a
number of Jews to lose their jobs,
particularly in well-paid profes-
sions such as engineering. He
emphasized, however, that condi-
tions had not yet reached the
poverty level in Sao Paulo or Rio
de Janeiro.
Rittner stated that many
Brazilians, including Jews, were
working for less than a minimum
wage merely to subsist. He indic-
ated that members of his
congregation had set up a job
bank to assist those in need of
employment, although no family
as yet had reached the poverty
proportions of Chilean Jews.
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JCC News
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Fred Margolis,
Executive Director
Charles W. Ehriich,
President
New JCC Board of Directors
Installed
A large crowd was on hand at
the Annual Meeting held at the
JCC on Monday, May 21 to be
part of the election and instal-
lation of the new Board of
Directors for 1984-85. Mr.
Stanley Newmark, representing
Jewish Federation, served as
Installing Officer. New Board
Members include: President,
Charles W. Ehriich; Vice
President, Joseph Charles; Vice
President, Mel Fergenbaum;
Vice President. Myra Gross;
Secretary, Lenore Pearl;
Treasurer, Drew Lucido; Imme-
diate Past President, Gerald R
Colen. Board Members include
Ludwig Boraks. Dr. Alan Gall.
Florence H. Ganz, Joel Goetz,
Lenard Greenberg, Rae
Greenberg. David C. Gross, Meni
Kanner. Alan Kay, Alan Klein.
Maureen Kramer, Richard Lane.
Shelley Lynn, Hy Phillips, Marty
Poll, Kenneth Rosen, Irving
Silverman, Lois Verone, Morris
Watnick, Ruth Watnkk and
Richard Weinberger.
Among the other activities
held during the Annual Meeting
were our Annual Appreciation
Awards. Special Awards
presented are as follows: Vol-
unteer of the Year, Joseph
Charles. Leadership Award;
Morty Poll, Special Recognition
Awards were also presented to
the following for their contribu-
tions of time and energy to the
JCC, Florence H. Ganz, Ida Hill
Cahn. Sidney Richman, Charles
W. Ehriich. Gerald R. Colen, Dr.
Joel Shrager, and Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Greenberg. Over 50 other
awards were presented to
community members for their
many servies and generosities
towards the JCC.
Among the guest speakers
enjoyed by the audience were
Fred Margolis, Executive
Director, who presented the JCC
Annual Report to those as-
sembled, Mr. Lenard Rubin, from
the New York office of Jewish
Welfare Board. Rabbi Morris
Kobrinetz and Rabbi Sherman
Kirshner. Plans for the proposed
new JCC were unveiled and dis-
cussed.
Menorah Arts Show Displays
Talent
On Friday. May 18. the
residents of Menorah Center who
participate in the JCC sponsored
Ceramics Class held their semi-
annual Art Show. Over 50 pieces
of beautifully decorated ceramics
were displayed and enjoyed by
the large crowd which was on
hand for this event.
Classes are held each Wednes-
day morning at the Menorah
Center and are taught by Mrs.
Marilyn Deihl. Mrs. Deihl
informs us that this year's class
has produced some of the best
ceramic pieces that she has seen
since her teaching career began.
After the show residents
enjoyed coffee and cake and an
old fahioned sing-along.
Congratulations to all our fine
senior artists and thanks again
for sharing your talents with us.
Playgroup
The End of the Year Party for
Playgroup was held on May 31.
The children, dressed in
Hawaiian costumes, greeted their
parents with a lei and an
"Aloha." The puppet show
performed by the two-three year
olds featured Little Rabbit Foo
Foo. A Smurf cake was served as
a farewell snack.
On the last day of school the
children took home all their art
projects including shaving cream
finger paintings, rabbit puppets,
paintings, coloring pap8-
alphabet papers, and kites. Play
group had a wonderful year and
we hope all the chidren have an
enjoyable summer.
Playgroup registration packets
for Fall 1984 are ready to go. We
are now accepting applicants for
fall Playgroup. Registration fees
are $15 for members and $25 for
non-members from now until
June 30. There are plenty of
openings for all children between
the ages of two and three years
old. Playgroup will begin on
Tuesday. September 4. at 9 a.m.
You may register your child at
any time.
Camp Kadima Ready To Blast
Off
It is now only a matter of hours
before Camp Kadima s opening
count down begins!
With a record breaking attend-
ance, a super staff and many new
programs. Camp Kadima should
be out of this world this summer.
New additions to our Camp
List include MaryRuth Gassner,
Fernando Moch. Javier Moch.
Alejandro Moch. Dara Dresden.
Tania Hazan, David Hazan.
Daniel Levy, Eic Donis. Keri
Baker, Adam Baker, Trade
Broida. Kim Broida, David Strait
and Jeffrey Strait.
Also, Athena Axiomakaros.
Scott Popick. Christopher Jones,
Ryan Jones, Nancy Wanucha,
Amy Ehlers, Darcy Gootson.
Matthew Gootson, Julie
Fishman, John Fishman, Alison
Pomerantz, Elana Pomerantz,
Joshua Pomerant, Robin Daniels,
Shilo DiCosimo. Noah Krystel
and Shan Jenkins.
Camp Kadima Ready To Blast
Off Con tinned
Registration is still open for
Session II, which begins on
Monday, July 16 and runs
through Friday, August 10.
Transportation deadline for
Session II is coming up rapidly
so get your registration forms in
soon. We would also like to
remind parents of campers for
Session I that all forms must be
completed and in our office before
camp begins on Monday, June
18. For further information,
contact Deny Glen at the JCC
office 344-5795.
Senior Friendship Club Ends
Season With A Bang
The final meeting for this
year's activities was held at the
JCC on Thursday. May 31. Extra
chairs had to be gathered from
other parts of the building to
handle the SRO size crow.
Among the activities during
this event were the birthday and
anniversary party for May and
June members, annual Awards
given to Senior Friendship Club
Members by the JCC and the
Executive Director's report for
the year.
Members will be meeting
during the summer at the follow-
ing locations and dates:
Friday. June 29 Luncheon-
Card Party with Camp Kadima -
11:45 a.m.
Wednesday. July 11 Camp
Kadima Talent Show JCC -1:30.
Thursday. July 26 Gulfport
Beach Picnic -11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 3 Camp
Kadima Luncheon-Card Party
JCC-11:45.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 Camp
Kadima Talent Show JCC -1:30.
Thursday, Aug. 30 Gulfport
Beach Picnic -11 a.m.
For further information con-
cerning these summer activities
please contact Sherry at the JCC,
344-5795.
After School Program
The After School Program has
almost completed another fun-
filled year of afternoon activities.
The children put on a spectacular
show for their parents on
Thursday. May 24. The children
performed individual talents, a
dance to Michael Jackson'j oong
"Beat It" and hi play "The Ten
Commandments."
The children art now spending
the rest of their afternoons
having a free swim in the pool,
getting water logged and splash-
ing up a storm.
Mini-camps will begin on June
4, 5 and 8, and continue running
the week of June 11-15. The
children will be swimming daily
and going on field trips in the
afternoons, as well as particip-
ating in arts and crafts, music
and movement, to name a few.
There are still openings for
children to sign-up for the mini-
camps. The Center will provide
the lunches and the snacks but
the parents must provide their
own transportation to and from
the Center.
For more information, contact
Diane Witkowski at the Center at
344-5795.
Community Invited to BAYPAC Meeting
BAYPAC. a bi-partisan
political action committee
composed of members of the
Jewish Communities of Tampa,
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and
Sarasota. begins its third year
with an annual meeting Sunday.
June 17, at the Marriott Airport
Hotel at 10 a.m.
All members of the community
are invited to attend to learn
about BAYPAC's goals and
achievements and to listen to
Congressman Larry Smith.
Democrat of Florida, who will
discuss the current status of rela-
tions between the U.S. and
Israel.
The purpose of BAYPAC is to
educate members of Congress
about issues relating to a strong
U.S.-Iraeli relationship and to
provide financial support to those
candidates who encourage that
relationship.
BAYPAC's first priority
concerns members of Congress
from our local geographyc
districts: secondly, members of
the Congress and Senate from
Florida: and. lastly, members of
the Congress and Senate from
states with a small Jewish
constituency.
One example of the success of
this process is that the 1985 U.S.
Foreign Aid Bill will provide
Israel with outright grant of over
$2.5 billion dollars.
Locally. BAYPAC has been
able to achieve excellent rela-
tionships in two instances: First,
Congressman Michael Bilirakis
of Florida's Ninth Congressional
District has proven himself to be
an outstanding friend of Israel.
Congressman Bilirakis has sent
letters to the President against
arms to Arab countries who
refuse to recognize and-or nego-
tiate with Israel; has adopted a
Soviet Jewish family for whom he
speaks on the floor of the
Congress; has co-sponsored a bill
moving the U.S. Embassy from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; and,
recently, in line with his view
that foreign aid should be sent
only to friends of the United
States, Congressman Bilirakis
provided a dicisive vote on the
1985 Foreign Aid BUI a bill
which passed the Housse by only
six votes.
Congressman Bilirakis has
visited Israel and speaks out with
personal knowledge of the issues.
Secondly. Congressman Sam
Gibbons of Florida's Seventh
Congressional District has
provided valuable assistance
with our endeavor to provide a
free trade zone between Israel
and the United States. As
Chairman of the House Ways and
Menas Sub-Committee on Trade,
Congressman Gibbons has been
instrumental in gaining support
for this bfll as it moves through
Congress. A free trade area is
vital to solving Israel's economic
problems. Although Congress-
man Gibbons did not vote for the
Foreign Aid Bill, both Congress-
men Bill Young (Pinellas) and
Connie Mack (Sarasota) did.
In 1983-84. BAYPAC will also
be involved in key national races.
BAYPAC will support Congress-
man Paul Simon in his effort to
defeat Senator Charles Percy in
Illinois and Governor James
Hunt in his effort to defeat
Senator Jesse Helms in North
Carolina.
BAYPAC will support (among
others) Congressman Clarence
Long, Senator Rudy Boschwitz
and Senator Carl Levin in their
re-election campaigns in
Maryland, Minnesota and
Michigan.
BAYPAC's goals for 1984-85
our third year is to increase
the group's membership to over
100 and increase the budget over
$25,000. That is why the annual.;
meeting on June 17 has been
opened to the entie community.
Congressman Larry Smith, the
speaker, is a member of the
House Foreign Affairs Commit-
tee and the important Sub-
Committee on the Middle East.
He will answer questions on our
issues."
Those in the community who
cannot attend, but wish to parti-
cipate in BAYPAC may call Ted
Tench at 443-7144 in Pinellas or
Herb Swarzman in Tampa at 962-
1930; or send their contributions
to BAYPAC. Box 271082.
Tampa. Florida 33688.
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