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Congressional Prayer
Supports Soviet Jewry
spite of the searing heat, dozens
| of Congressmen gathered along
with human rights activists and
clergymen on the steps of the
U.S. Capitol to demonstrate their
opposition to the Soviet Union's
harassment and repression of
Soviet Jews and other minorities
In all. some 300 people parti-
cipated in the second annual
Congressional Fast and Prayer
Vigil for Soviet Jewry. Congres-
sional members fasted from
sunup to sundown and parti-
cipated in the one hour vigil on
the Capitol steps.
Congressmen Michael Bilirakis
(RPalm Harbor) and C.W.
Young (R-St. Petersburg) both
participated in the prayer and
Rather than being a mass
demonstration, the vigil was
planned to focus on the
Congressional role in support of
Soviet Jewry. It was staged on
the 14th anniversary of the
notorious Leningrad trials and
commemorated those trials
during which 11 Soviet
Dissidents, including nine Jewish
refuseniks, were tried and
imprisoned in a case that focused
international attention on Soviet
human rights violations.
Each congressional member
adopted a refusenik for the day
and will write to this person
during the year, write to Soviet
officials about the refusenik's
case and help them otherwise to
obtain their release from the
Soviet Union. Since last year's
Congressional Prayer and Vigil,
about six refuseniks adopted by
the Congressional members have
been allowed to emigrate from
the Soviet Union.
"I just hope our actions here
today will help attain justice for
Soviet dissidents," Bilirakis
stated. "If we continue to draw
attention to such actions, I
believe the leadership of the
Soviet Union may be forced to
honor their international
Congressman Young, speaking
before the Congress, said, "The
prayer vigil today is a solemn
reminder that not all people of
the world, especially in the Soviet
Union, are free to worship as we
are in the United States. The
brave efforts of the Soviet Jews
should be an inspiration to all
Americans and we must keep
them in our thoughts and
Jewish Day School Scores High
Extraordinary results were
achieved again on the spring
: standardized testing at the
I Pinellas County Jewish Day
School. During the last two years
each class achieved the highest
scores possible.
The nationally normed Metro-
I politan Achievement Tests are
[ scored on a stanine scale of 1
(low) to 9 (high). Scores of 7 to 9
I are ranked above average. The
kindergarten classes in the last
I two years achieved class stanines
f 9 in reading, mathematics, and
anguage, which together consti-
tute the basic battery. The
[kindergarten classes also
achieved a stanine of 9 on the
basic battery in the last two
I years.
Class stanines in first through
I fifth grades on the complete
I battery, which adds science and
[social studies to the basic
I battery, were also 9, with one
I exception. That class achieved a
I class stanine of 8 on the complete
I battery, and also earned a 9 on
I the basic battery of tests.
The Metropolitan
hehievement Tests also yield a
[class grade equivalent score. This
[score indicates the grade and
[month at which the score
[achieved would be typical. The
] phenomenal results at the Jewish
I Day School include the following
| grade highlights:
Kindergarten mathematics -
[second grade equivalent first
[grade science fourth grade
[equivalent; second grade
[language fifth grade, first
|month equivalent; third grade
I reading sixth grade, second
I month equivalent; fourth grade
| mathematics seventh grade,
fifth month equivalent; fifth
grade language eleventh grade,
seventh month equivalent.
"These superb scores resulted
from the stimulating, academic
environment created at the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School," according to Mr. Mark
Silk, principal. "The talented,
dedicated staff coupled with
modern facilities, texts and
educational technology are
important factors in the school's
success. In addition, concerned
parents, a supportive Board of
Directors, and bright, motivated
students all contribute to the
special learning environment at
the school."
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a beneficiary
agency of the Combined Jewish
Appeal of the Pinellas County
Jewish Federation.
Dig Prof. Said To Find Sacrifice
Altar Prescribed By Moses
Parties Lining Up for July 23 Elections
Israel's two major
Political parties, the ruling
Likud and the opposition
Labor Alignment, can
expect to win more than
7& percent of the 120
Knesset seats in the July
country's voting system of
Proportional representation
W1'l almost certainly
guarantee some of the
smaller political parties a
say in the running of the
During 29 years of Labor rule,
and the subsequent seven years
of Likud administration, neither
party has ever been able to
muster an overall majority of 61
Knesset seats. Thus, smaller
parties have constituted a vtial
ingredient in coalition govern-
ments, often holding the balance
of power and able, therefore, to
exercise far more influence than
warranted by their relatively few
Knesset seats.
WHEN THE current Knesset
was dissolved, the Labor Align-
ment held 50 seats, and the Likud
only 46. Yet the Likud ruled
because most of the smaller
parties preferred to support it,
rather than Labor. The power of
the smaller factions was most
forcefully expressed over the
years by the four-man ultra
Orthodox Agudat Israel faction
It was emphasized when the
three-man Tami grouping with
drew its backing of the Likud
forcing the Jury election.
At the time of going to press
Continued on Page 3
Italians Give
Arafat Big
The funeral of Enrico
Berlinguer, leader of the
Italian Communist Party,
provided a platform for
Palestine Liberation
Organization chief Yasir
Arafat and an occasion for
meetings with President
Sandro Pertini and other
top government officials.
The peripatetic Arafat, who
has been on the move since his
ouster from Lebanon last year by
Syrian-backed PLO dissidents,
turned up in the Piazza San
Giovanni where the cortege
began. He found a seat on the
revieweing stand between
Mikhail Garbaciov, No. 2 man of
the Soviet Communist Party
and Chinese Premier Zhao
Ziyange. Like the others,
he raised his arm in a clenched
fist salute to thousands of Italian
Communists who crowded the
ARAFAT WAS received later
by Premier Bettino Craxi and
Foreign Minister Giulio
Andreotti. He also met with
Francesco Cossiga, President of
the Italian Senate and he was
received by Pertini.
According to a PLO statement
issued here, the Italian President
"reiterated his support for the
Palestinian people, its right to
self-determination and an
independent state."
Arafat met Andreotti
accompanied by Farouk
Khadoumi, the PLO's foreign
policy spokesman. According to
an official communique, the
Continued on Page 6-
TEL AVIV (JTA) A Haifa University
archaeologist digging at Mt. Ebal in the northern
Samaria district of the West Bank reported the
discovery of a ritual sacrifice altar which conforms in
size and shape to the altar prescribed by Moses.
According to the archaeologist, Adam Zartal, the
altar, used for animal sacrifices, dates from the period
of Israelite settlement of the 13th and 12th Centuries
BCE. It measures 28 by 21 feet and was made of
unhewn stones, as ordained by the Torah.
"I do not claim that this altar is the altar Joshua
built, but I do claim that we have here a highly
important ritual center," Zartal told reporters. "The
indications this discovery gives fit in with the Biblical
Zartal added: "It is the first time in archaeological
research that an Israelite ritual center has been
uncovered with a full scale burnt offering altar that can
teach us how our religion started."
Names Revealed Of
Terrorists on Trial
unprecedented censorship
of the names of alleged
members of a Jewish ter-
rorist underground on trial
here came to a halt Mon-
day, when Judge Israel
Weiner finally permitted
release of the names.
Lawyers for the defense had
argued that publishing the names
might well lead to Arab reprisals
against the defendants' families
for their alleged roles in a variety
of terrorist acts, among them:
slaying three Arab students and
wounding 33 others in an attack
on a West Bank college;
accusation against 14 Jews for
complicity in attempted murder
of three Arab mayors of West
Bank cities; charges against 16
members of the Jewish under-
ground for plotting to blow up
the Dome of the Rock shrine in
Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites
in Islam.
ACCORDING TO the list of
names released Monday, one of
the alleged ring leaders is
Menachem Livni, 26, a
commander in the Israel Defense
Forces. He is charged with pre-
meditated murder in the deaths
of the Arab students and
attempted murder in the car-
bomb attacks on the West Bank
Livni's hometown is Kiryat
Arba, a Jewish settlement near
Hebron, and he has been identi-
fied as the center of the terrorist
underground. Also identified as
among those suspected of
attempted murder in the attacks
on the Arab mayors is Moshe
Zar, 47, an active Jewish settle-
ment builder on the West Bank.
The trial, which opened
Sunday, was the scene of anger
Continued on Page 5-

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Israel's Upcoming Elections Bring On Internal Strains
With Israel's election?
coming up on July 23, the
internal stresses and
strains that have been
long building up within
the contending parties are
beginning to emerge.
The most visible fissures are in
Likud and its coalition partners
where some political
seismologists predict a
splintering of old alliances before
the July 23 election date. The
opposition Labor Alignment
seems relatively quiet but it
remains to be seen whether its
leadership troika Shimon
Peres, former Premier Yitzhak
Rabin and former President
Yitzhak Navon will succeed in
bringing a united party to the
THE BIG NEWS last week
was the bruising battle within the
Liberal Party's Central Commit-
tee which selected Energy
Minister Yitzhak Modai to head
its election slate and Justice
Minister Moshe Nissim for the
No. 2 spot.
Knesset Speaker Menachem
Savidor garnered only seven
votes out of 240 in his abortive
bid for party leadership and went
on to be eliminated entirely from
the Liberal slate of 16 assured
seats. He will not serve in the
next Knesset.
Nissim, who had hoped to head
the Liberals, took his 126-89 vote
loss to Modai philosophically.
The vote, he said, was
"significant" and placed Modai
at the "head of the Liberal
Knesset faction." But Nissim
failed to acknowledge Modai as
leader of the party, nor did
Minister of Commerce and
Industry Gideon Patt, a long-
time rival of Modai who was not
himself a contender.
SAVIDOR, who suffered not
only defeat but indignity, was
angry. He spoke bitterly of
"deals" and "plots," claiming
that 34 committee members had
"assured" him privately of their
votes before the balloting began.
He said he would consider joining
another party.
Two other Liberal MKs
dropped from the slate are Dror
Zeigerman, a maverick who
frequently voted with the
opposition or abstained in crucial
issues and Zvi Renner. "boss" of
the Liberal's workers' faction.
Three newcomers who made
the "safe sixteen" are Uriel Linn,
recently retired director general
of the Energy Ministry; Naftali
Nir; and Moshe Meron, the latter
a member of the ninth Knesset.
A strong, negative reaction to
'.he outcome of the Central
Committee's balloting came from
Mayor Shlomo Lehat of Tel Aviv,
one of the country's best known
and most popular Liberals.
Lehat, who is not running for
election to the Knesset,
characterized his party's Central
Committee as "a bunch of
swindlers." He told the
newspaper Davar he was
referring to the myriad of "deals"
and "double-deals" made prior to
the voting.
LEHAT URGED his party to
break its 20-year alliance with
Herut and stand for election on
its own. Even if it wins only 3-4
Knesset mandates this time, the
move could mark the beginning
of a true centrist-liberal party in
Israel, he said.
But Liberal activists are in no
mood to accept Lehat's
exhortations to self-sacrifice at
the polls. They are, however,
locked in a potentially divisive
quarrel with their Herut partners
who recently decided to "review"
the 20-year-old Herat-Liberal
agreements. The review has been
assigned to Deputy Premier
David Levy who is to make
recommendations with respect to
the allocation of Knesset seats
within Likud.
It is the contention of many in
Herut that the Liberals who hold
18 mandates in the present
Knesset to 26 tor Herut are
over-represented in proportion to
their electoral strength. The
Liberals have threatened to break
their alliance with Herut if the
status quo is tampered with
before the elections. Modai
reaffirmed the Liberal Central
Committee's refusal to negotiate
any changes with Herut.
Party, which has been a coalition
partner in virtually every
government Labor and Likud
since the State was founded, is
also in the throes of internal
dissension. Decimated at the
polls in the 1981 elections when
its Knesset representation was
reduced from 12 to sue, the NRP
now faces a real possibility of
Former Deputy Foreign
Minister Yehuda Ben-Meir, who,
with Education Minister Zevulun
Hammer led the NRP's Young
Guard faction, announced that he
will not run for re-election to the
Knesset on the NRP ticket. He is
trying to persuade Hammer to
break with the party and run on a
new list.
At the root of
current troubles is
slate proposed by
the NRP's
the election
Chief Rabbi Avrah'am Shapiro to
bring unity to the divided party
and recoup its 1981 losses.
Shapiro's list would be headed by
Interior Minister Yosef Burg, a
veteran party leader now in his
seventies who is expected to
retire soon after the elections.
THE NO. 2 spot would go to
Rabbi Haim Druckman, a
rightwing militant who defected
from the NRP last year to set up
his own Matzad Party. Should
the moderate Burg retire, the
NRP would be headed by a
politician considered by many to
hold extreme hardline views.
The other religious party in the
Likud-led coalition, the Aguda
Israel, is also locked in internal
dispute. The party is governed by
its "Council of Sages. A
meeting of the Council reportedly
broke up in disarray, with its
aged chairman. Rabbi Sirncha
Bunim Alter, the Rebbe of Our.
saying he "can't go on any
U.S. Urged to Push Paraguay
To Extradite Josef Mengele
Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesen-
thal has urged the United
States to press the govern-
ment of Paraguay to locate
and extradite Joseph Men-
gele, the notorious Nazi war
criminal dubbed the "angel
of death" for his crusade
and inhumane experiments
on inmates at the
Auschwitz death camp dur-
ing World War II.
Wiesenthal also told a news
conference here that the 73-year-
old Mengele, responsible for the
deaths of some 400,000 Jews, was
sighted in Paraguay as recently
as six months ago. Mengele lived
at the Astra Hotel in the
Mennonite Village of Valendam,
Wiesenthal said.
JOINING Wiesenthal was
Rep. Stephen Solarz (D., N.Y.),
whose proposed amendment
seeking to link future U.S.
military aid to Paraguay to that
government's cooperation in
apprehending Mengele passed
the House and awaits
consideration in the Senate. The
Paraguayan government of
President Alfredo Stroessner has
maintained in recent years that it
has no knowledge of the where-
abouts of Mengele.
Nevertheless, he is believed to
have been living in Paraguay
since 1959 and held citizenship of
that country. In 1979, under stiff
international pressure, the South
American country revoked
Mengele's citizenship.
Solarz said Paraguay's
inaction to act on the Mengele
issue constituted an "untenable
situation." He asserted that a
special effort by the U.S. was
justified in this case because
Mengele's crimes "were in a
category all by themselves." and
The Adventure of Self-Discovery
A UJA Mission To Israel
Israel. The wellspring of Juda-
ism. The heart of our heritage.
We go to visit, and find we've
come home.
g On a UJA Mission, you will be
2 Joined by other concerned Jews
from all over America and, in the
spirit and challenge of Israel, you
will be touched by the pride and
the promise that bind all Jews,
one to another.
You will walk the land and
come to know the people.
You will visit absorption
centers, kibbutzim, universities,
factories, privates homes.
You will talk with Jewish
Agency and government officials,
farmers and students, heroes and
housewives, elderly Jews and
young pioneers.
You will touch their lives .
and enrich your own.
OCTOBER 21-31. 1984
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reaching out to bring 300,000
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You will see how UJA funds
are used by the Jewish Agency
and the JDC and find confirma-
tion of your vital role as a partner
in one of history's greatest
human endeavors.
On a UJA Mission, you will
encounter a unique people
creating history.
And in that encounter, you will
discover yourself.
A Pinellas County Mission to
Israel will take place October 21-
31. All members of the com-
munity are invited to participate.
Approximate cost is SI,700 per
person from New York, all-
inclusive. Post Mission stopovers
are available.
For more information, call Sue
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that an American initiative was
in keeping within the United
States' commitment to the ideals
of justice, a concept Solarz said is
degraded by Mengele's "success-
ful evasion of the bar of justice."
WIESENTHAL, who is based
in Vienna, also provided
documents, some purportedly
signed by Mengele, which
described experiments he ordered
to be carried out on Jewish and
gypsy children. The 75-year-old
Wiesenthal also detailed the
history of his pursuit of Mengele
from his stay in Argentina to his
continued presence in Paraguay.
A victim of Mengele's experi-
ments, 52-year-old Marc
Berkowitz, one of a set of
hundreds of twins the Nazi war
criminal experimented on at
Auschwitz, was present at the
news conference. "Mengele was
the greatest criminal of all time,"
he said.
Alter is pressing for
implementation of the principle
of rotation in the Aguda Knesset
faction. He would have its tw$
veteran MKs, Shlomo Lorin
and Menachem Porush. step
down to make room tor new
blood. Both men have served
several terms and are loath to
retire. They are supported by
other members of the Council and
by the deans of leading yeshivas.
ON THE far right, there is a
battle for third place on the joint
Tehiya-Tsomet election list.
Tsomet is a new party founded
by former Chief of Staff Gen.
Rafael Eitan. Eitan was given the
No. 2 spot after Tehiya leadet
Yuval Neeman, who is Minister
of Science in the present govern-
ment. That was a bitter pill for
MK Geula Cohen, one of Tehiya's
She swallowed it, but is now
engaged in a battle for third place
with Benny Katzover, leader of
the West Bank settlers, who is
the choice of the party's
Orthodox wing.
Meanwhile, a majority of the
Labor Party's Central Committee
voted to preserve the present
procedure for selecting Knesset
candidates. Under this system,
half of the candidates are selected
by the party's various regional,
moshav, kibbutz and other
constituencies and half are
nominated by a "selection
committee" composed of the
party leadership.
Labor's "Young Guard"
faction had been pressing for
greater "democratization" by
allowing the Central Committee
to select some of the candidates.
They were powerfully opposed by
the kibbutz faction and
supporters of Rabin.
Dutch Move to Ban Kosher Slaughter
new demand to ban the ritual
slaughter of animals in Holland
for consumption by observant
Jews and Moslems has been an-
nounced by the Netherlands
Society for the Protection of
The group has urged the De-
puty Minister of Agriculture to
prohibit, effective immediately,
the slaughter of animals for
export without first stunning
them and to ban ritual slaughter
for local consumption within a
three-year period.
Should a local ban be insti-
tuted, it would affect only the
small proportion of Holland's
20.000 Jews who observe
kashrut. But Jewish ritual
slaughter for export is consid-
erable. According to the Society
for the Protection of Animals, as
many as 90,000 calves and head
of cattle were slaughtered ac-
cording to Jewish ritual during
the first quarter of this year for
export, mainly to Israel.
The situation is the reverse for
the Moslem community which
numbers some 400,000 from
Turkey, Morocco and other coun-
tries. While no ritually slaught-
ered animals are exported to
Moslem countries, local con-
sumption is high. Moreover, the
Society pointed out, many
animals consumed by Moslems
are slaughtered by unlicensed
Technion Research Makes
For Smooth Landings
HAIFA No matter how
crammed with electronic gadetry,
all modern aircraft experience
strong shock and vibrations upon
landing just when maximal preci-
sion is required of the pilot. These
vibrations rattled the Space
Shuttle on one of its flights, and
in some cases, have been the
cause of aircraft accidents and
even crashes.
A research team at the Faculty
of Aeronautical Engineering at
the Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology has developed a
flight simulator to find ways of
neutralizing the effect of these
vibrations on pilots. While it is
impossible to prevent these
vibrations entirely, the flight
simulator operates in conjunction
with a computer programmed to
"absorb" the vibrations.
Professor Shmuel Merhav,
head of the Technion project, ex-
plained that these disturbances-
are difficult to perceive from the
outside of the aircraft, but are
strongly felt by the pilot and
adversely affect his sight and
operational ability by making it
difficult to read and operate his
instrument panel.
Research is to continue for two
years and is funded by both the
Technion and the United Stat
Air Force. Pilots who have
"flown" the simulator were im-
pressed by its performance.
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Parties Lining Up as July 23 Election Nears
Continued from Page 1
some 30 parties were expected to
take the field for the coming
elections. Other than Likud and
Labor, a dozen of them have a
realistic chance of winning one or
more seats in the 11th Knesset,
to be voted into power on July 23.
These smaller parties represent
a diverse range of opinions, and
most prominent among them are
the religious factions. The
biggest of the religious parties
has traditionally been the NRP
(National Religious Party). The
NRP. led by Dr. Yosef Burg, the
present Minister of Interior, who
has served in virtually every
government during the last 36
years, is going through a dire
crisis. Its 12 seats in the 1977
election were halved to six in
1981, when the Moroccan-led
Tami Party was set up following
complaints that the NRP was
Ashkenazi dominated.
A FURTHER breakaway by
Rabbi Chaim Druckmann's more
extreme Matzad Party now
threatens to erode NRP support.
At this time, it is not finally clear
how the Orthodox parties will
line up for the election. Tami will
be out there in search of the
oriental religious (and non-
Orthodox) vote. The NRP is
struggling to maintain unity, but
some observers even see a possi-
bility of what they call the
"disintegration process" gath-
ering momentum.
Others ask how the "Jewish
underground" affair in Judea-
Samaria (the West Bank) and the
accusations by police against
Gush Emunim leaders like Rabbi
I*vinger will affect voting habits
in religious and nationalist
If the Orthodox camp is
divided, ultra-Orthodox Agudat
Yisrael is facing similar
problems. They have four seats in
the present Knesset, and while
they have supported the govem-
ment. their non-Zionist principles
compelled them not to accept
cabinet portfolios.
Book Planned
World Zionist Organization is
considering publishing the
diaries and private papers of
Nahum Sokolow, one of its most
gifted thinkers and diplomats,
his grandson, Joseph Raziel. told
the .Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
. The diaries, covering Sokolow's
activities over 40 years until his
death in 1936. are mostly lodged
in the central Zionist archives,
But Agudat Israel has faced
the charge that it too is
Ashkenazi-dominated, and an
oriental group called the
Sephardi Torah Guardians
(which did well in Jerusalem's
municipal elections) is likely to
run for the first time. Poalei
Agudat Israel (the Labor-
oriented section of the party),
which takes a more pro-Zionist
line, held one seat in 1977, but
lost it in 1981.
ON THE right of the spectrum
stands Tehiya, with three seats.
This party broke away from
Menachem Begin's Herat in
1978, feeling that the peace
treaty with Egypt compromised
the principle of a Greater Israel.
While the party has since
rejoined the government, it
maintains a more militant stance
on West Bank settlement. Tehiya
has been beefed up for the July
election by an alliance with
former army Chief of Staff Rafael
Eitan's "Tzomet" movement.
Eitan, who has called for the
immediate annexation of the
West Bank and Gaza, is popular
on the Right, but his seemingly
derogatory statements on West
Rank Arabs have angered more
Liberal circles. The ex-soldier is
not Orthodox, and it should be
remembered that many believers
in a "Greater Israel" share the
concept with Orthodox people,
but are not themselves religious.
On the extreme right is the
Kach Party of Rabbi Meir
Kahane, the American born
founder of the Jewish Defense
League. Kahane espuses outright
deportation of Arabs who won't
toe his line, and would like to
introduce laws forbidding sexual
relationships between Arabs and
DEFENDERS of Israeli
democracy are pleased to note
that Kach is unlikely to win a
single seat. One leading Israeli
jurist has expressed the view that
an Israeli wanting to apply the
Nuremberg race laws to the
Arabs has no right to ran in
democratic elections.
Over on the left, the Israel
Communist Party and its allies
(the "Hadash" list) currently
holds four seats. Gleaning much
of its support from Iraeli Arabs,
the party toes the Soviet line (at
a time when many European
Communist parties are inclined
to distance themselves from
Moscow's views). Its traditional
anti-Zionist line repels Jewish
SPicir^rr \jp
votes, but though Israeli Com-
munists suffered many splits
over the years, its present
standard-bearer represents a
seemingly stable constituency
which is very active in the
On the Zionist Left, Shulamit
Aloni's Citizens Rights Move-
ment, which has only her own
seat in the present Knesset, is
running a list whose top three
include Aloni herself in first
place, and doveish personalities
like Mordechai Bar-On and Sheli
leader Ran Cohen (Sheli has no
place in the present Knesset).
The CRM takes a strong line
against religious incursion into
the civil rights of Israel's secular
majority (and its platform
naturally contains strong doveish
sentiments). A maverick on the
left is Lova Eliav, a former
secretary-general of the Labor
Party, and Sheli leader, now
peeved that Labor will not grant
him the chance of a Knesset seat.
THE CENTER has its
mavericks too. Former Likud
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman
is offering the electorate his
Yachad (Together) Party, a
grouping which has been
compared by observers to the
defunct Democratic Movement
for Change, which did well in the
Ninth Knesset, under archaeo-
logist Yigael Yadin, now retired
from active politics.
Weizman, one the more
popular and credible (some say
charismatic) figures in Israeli
politics, has a good record as an
Air Force commander and
Defense Minister, but it remains
to be seen whether the voters will
see him as a viable alternative to
the larger parties. The other
major champion of the center is
the Shinui party, with two seats.
Their leader, Prof. Amnon
Rubinstein, has a good reputa-
tion as parliamentarian and
This proliferation of parties is
encouraged by Israel's system of
proportional representation,
through which the country
becomes one vast constituency
on election day, with the 120
Knesset seats divided out
according to the votes cast for
each party. Thus a party can gain
a foothold in the Knesset by
winning a modest 0.83 percent of
the vote, or, in other words,
gaining about 17.000 ballots.
THE SYSTEM has both its
supporters and critics. Political
scientist Hanoch Smith feels that
the status quo allows Israel's
diverse ethnic and religious
groups to best express them-
selves in a pluralistic society. He
considers the coalition horse-
trading and haggling as appeal-
ing to the Jewish temperament
and asserts that despite these
coalitions Israel has historically
had strong governments.
Opponents of the system, like
the Committee of Concerned
Citizens, founded by President
Chaim Herzog before he became
Head of State, argue that succes-
sive Israeli governments have
been weakened and blackmailed
by tiny minority factions. They
would like to see a system of
individual constituencies as in
America and Britain. Other less
radical suggestions include a
minimum percentage, possibly 3
percent or 5 percent below which
a party would not be entitled to
representation in the Knesset.
But debate and conjecture
aside, the system remains as it is
for the July election. Bearing in
mind that most of the 30
contending groups and parties
are themselves divided into
several factions, it seems that the
old adage holds some truth
find two Jews and they'll have
three opinions. Depending upon
their viewpoints, Israelis either
condemn this splinter-group
mentality as weakening Israel s
basic unity or praise it as a source
of strength within a pluralistic
and democratic setting.
RECENTLY, there was, in
fact, a demonstration outside the
Knesset in favor of changing the
electoral system. Though the
demonstration may have been
right and they may still be
proven to be right, in the long ran
it is other issues like galloping
inflation, the Lebanese War, and
the future of Israel (border and
peace prospects) which now
dominate the public eye.
It looks as if it is above all on
these issues that the electorate
will decide between the two main
blocs, Likud and Labor, and the
smaller parties competing for
votes on July 23. And though the
politicians say every election is
crucial, this time the voters seem
to have the same feeling. Again,
how this will influence the ballot
is anyone's guess.
Adopt-A-Grandchild Program
'' Adopt- A-Grandchild,''
funded by the Juvenile Welfare
Board of Pinellas County and the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County is a nonsectarian
program that provides senior
citizens and youth an oppor-
tunity to particiapte in a special
relationship. Boys and girls
(ranging in age from infancy
through 16 years of age) are
matched with senior citizens who
are willing to spend two-four
hours together once a week. This
special time can be spent in a
variety of ways fishing,
visiting museums, trips to the
beach, walks in the park,
completing homework assign-
ments, woodworking, sewing.
and baking all are a few
examples of activities to be
enjoyed by "grandparents" and
The "Adopt-A-Grandchild"
Program is currently recruiting
participants in Pinellas County.
Ms. Normy McCarty, a VISTA
Volunteer for the "Adopt-A-
Grandchild" Program and Ms.
Carol Ungerleider, Project
Director, are available on an indi-
vidual basis as well as for group
presentation to answer questions
concerning the program. If inter-
ested, please call Ms. McCarty at
384-1350 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, or
contact the office directly at 381-
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Pleads for End to Black-Jewish Polarization
Sen. Kennedy
Sen. Edward Kennedy
(D.. Mass.) declared here
what he termed "the
obvious that Jews are
not anti-Black, and Blacks
are not anti-Semites." and
denounced the rhetoric of
Black Muslim leader Louis
Farrakhan and Meir
Kahane. the founder of the
Jewish Defense League
and leader of the ultra-
nationalist Kach move-
ment in Israel.
"We cannot pretend that we do
not see or hear when Louis Farra-
khan predicts a race war by 198b
or implies that Jewish editors
and writers distort the news, or
threaten the life of a Black
reporter for doing his job, or
refers to Hitler as a 'very great
man' or shakes the hand of
Shamir Aide
Israel Welcomes Christian Support
By JTA Services
Yitzhak Shamir's advisor. Harry
Huijgi. declared here that
I sra#.welcomes the support of
a 15.9 percent cost-of-living
increment on June salaries due
July 1. Agreements with private
employers are automatically
accepted by public sector
ri^hrfcng'evangelical Christians employers, including the govern-
in the United States and had ment.
high Prai* for Rev-. Jerry Jhe June mcrea9e includes a
Falwell. leader of the Moral u percent increase still due on
Majority. May sahuies phis 11.4 percent
Hurwitz. a former information wnkh represents 80 percent of
officer in the Likud government, the 14.3 percent rise in the
was strongly backed in his views consumer price index last month,
by Alleck Resnick. president of
the Zionist Organization of j^ month's inflation rate.
America. Hurwitz was a speaker m exceeded the most pes- ? coordinated ""(national
the ZOA's President* SSk-lrojections. has brought effort *> w,th *****
concentration camp of
by 41.000 barrels as the Admin- Buchenwald is situated on a hill
istration has proposed.
It is essential for the United
States "to develop a clearly
defined and equitable policy
concerning use of the strategic
petroleum reserve in the event of
a possible emergency.'' the
American Jewish Committee, the
American Jewish Congress and
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith said in a joint state-
They added that the reserve
"is only one element in a neces-
Leadership Conference here
yesterday when he was asked
about the emerging alliance
between some Jewish conserva-
tives in the U.S. and militant
Christian fundamentalists.
"Christian fundamentalists are
by and large supporters of Israel,
and we are not selective when it
comes to mobilizing support." he
told the ZOA gathering. He
lauded Falwell for testifying
before a Congressional committee
in favor of pending legislation
requiring the US. to move its
embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv
to Jerusalem. The move is
opposed by the Reagan Ad-
Rosenne. Shultz
In 'Cordial' Meeting
Rosenne. Israel's Ambassador to
the United States, met for nearly
two hours last Thursday "in a
very cordial and warm atmos-
phere" with Secretary of State
George Shultz. Undersecretary of
State for Political Affairs
Michael Armacost and Assistand
Secretary of State Richard
The luncheon meeting at the
State Department was at the
invitation of Shultz. Rosenne
later met for 45 minutes with
Vice President George Bush to
discuss current events in the
Middle East In a meeting that
was also described as "very
cordial by an Embassy official
A State Department spokesman
had no comment on the content
of the meetings last week
15 Percent Increase
OK'd by Histadrut
TEL AVIV Histadrut and
private sector employers signed
an agreement for the payment of
inflation to the fore as the most
serious immediate problem facing
Israel's economy. Former
Finance Minister Y igael Hurwitz.
who is running for the Knesset,
warned that "financial chaos
will break out" unless run-
away inflation is halted.
Jordan, Lebanon TV
On Israel's Airwaves
TEL AVIV Television
screens went dark and radios
were silenced at midnight last
Friday as journalists employed
by the State-owned Broadcast
Authority began a three-day
strike for higher wages
to cope with
disruption of oil supply."
The statement was signed by
Howard Friedman, president of
the AJCongress: and Kenneth
Bialkin. the national chairman of
Jews Slighted At
Buchenwald Memorial
overlooking large parts of
Thuringia. including the town of
Weimar and Erfurt, and large
Soviet military bases just a few
kilometers away.
It is well known for its famous
Alle der Nationen, or Avenue of
the Nations, in which all the
peoples whose members had
suffered here are supposed to be
represented. All but the Jews
who have no avenue of their own
An East German official guide
explained that, according to the
thinking prevailing in East
Germany, the Jews are parts of
the nations in which they live,
and do not necessarily form a
nation of their own. He added
that at the time when the killings
in Buchenwald occurred. Israel
did not exist, so there was no
point in including it in the
BONN The impressive
memorial of the former
Refuseniks Call on U.S.
To Help Them Get Visas
NEW YORK (JTA) Ten ... of total disappearance" as a
refuseniks. who have been trying distinct cultural and religious
They are demanding in vain, for more than a decade to group,
immediate negotiations for new obtain exit visas in order to Thev noted in that connection
contracts to bring their pay in immigrate to Israel, called on the
line with that of print journalists. Israel government and world
If not satisfied, the newscasters Jewry for help, in a petition made
have threatened to black out public by the Nations! Confer-
political broadcasts in the July 23 ence on Soviet Jewry here.
Knesset election campaign which They have called specifically
is expected to be in full swing f^ Israel and world Jewry to
shortly They have also threat- press for a precise agreement''
ened. if necessary, to prevent
Israeli coverage of the Olympic
Games in Los Angeles which
begin next month.
The Journalists Association
said that it would take action
against newscasters employed by
the army radio station which has
been broadcasting expanded
news bulletins since Israel Radio
went off the air. But the Asso-
ciation agreed to broadcast news
briefs over the Sabbath when no
news papers appear.
Don't Cut Oil Reserves.
Jewish Groups Urge
American Jewish organization!
have urged the Reagan Admin-
istration and Congress u
maintain the strategic petroleum
reserve iSPR> supply level at
186.000 per day and not reduce it
with the Soviet Union for
unhindered repatriation of
Soviet Jews to Israel." If this is
denied, the petitioners warned,
"the Jewish community in the
Soviet Union would be in danger
that "despite all international
laws and agreements, our and
your struggle of many years to
exercise this natural human
right, the repatriation of Soviet
Jews to Israel, has been virtually
The signatories to the petition,
dated May 5. are Arkady Mai
and his wife. Helen Seidel,
Aleksandr Lemer. Yladimir
Slepak. Abe Stolyar. Naum
Kogan. and Lev Ovsishcher. all
of Moscow.
Colonel Qaddafi," Kennedy said.
"Such conduct can never be
condoned and it must be
unequivocally condemned.''
"Nor can we pretend." he
added, "that we do not see or
hear when Meir Kahane forms
Jews against Jackson or when
opposition to official Israeli
decisions is equated with the
shame of anti-Semitism. I
strongly disagree with Rev.
(Jesse) Jackson on the issue of
the Middle East, but his position
on the Middle East is wrong in
terms of policy and it certainly is
not proof of prejudice.
Kennedy addressed some 1,300
people here at a $200 a plate
tribute to the 20 year public ca-
reer of Basil Patterson, a former
New York City Deputy Mayor
and a possible challenger to
Mayor Edward Koch's re-election
bid next year. The dinner at the
Sheraton Center raised about
$100,000. Paterson has yet to
indicate whether he will run for
KENNEDY'S speech was
immediately praised by Rabbi
Alexander Schindler, the presi-
dent of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, the
central body of Reform Judaism
in the United States. "Sen.
Kennedy has spoken with candor
and courage on an issue of pro-
found concern to Jews and to all
Americans of good will. Would
that other political leaders in our
land speak out in similarly
statesmanlike fashion."
Kennedy appealed also for an
end to "polarization politics a
reference to the tensions which
have developed between the
Black and Jewish communities
during the Democratic Presi-
dential primaries. "We must not
permit polarization politics to set
Jewish Americans against Black
Americans and deflect two great
peoples from their historic dream
of freedom from bondage and
persecution," Kennedy declared.
The Massachusetts Democrat
recalled the murder in
Mississippi 20 years ago of two
Jewish students and one black
student James Chaney.
Andrew Goodman and Michael
Schwerner who were from New-
York City. "They were there (in
Mississippi) to oppose hatred and
intolerance, and they were killed
because across the boundaries of
race and religion, they were
pushing back the walls of racism
and prejudice ..."
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Democratic Presidential candidate Walter
Mondale fleftf. in support of Simon
Wiesenthal's ongoing efforts to bring to
justice Josef Mengele. infamous Sazi
"Angel of Death," meets with California
Jewish leaders and tours the Holocaust
Museum at the Center. He is pictured
recently receiving a dossier on the Men**!*
case from Rabbi Martin Hier, Wietfnthd
Center founder and dean. The dossic calls
for action by the U.S. Government, a
urges involvement of intelligence a^fiflW
to pinpoint Mengele's whereabouts in ordit
to help expedite his return to est
Germany to stand trial.

We Get Letters
Friday, June 29, 1984 /The Jewish Florid ian of Finellas County Page 5
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
As a volunteer, I would like to
share with you my feelings about
our center. When I enter the
building, I get such an over-
whelming feeling of warmth I
find myself blessing our mentors
for making all these gatherings
First of all, thank you Federa-
tion for that delicious dinner,
tendered our volunteers on May
20. It was a beautiful affair, and
the feeling of one-ness around
"that table was a joy to behold.
Actually, that dinner was the
"icing on the cake."
Not until Stan Newmark ex-
plained how important a cog we
volunteers are in the wheel called
"The Federation" .not until
he ended his enlightening talk
... had it ever dawned on me
how far-reaching was the Federa-
Ar tion's program not only in our
country, but worldwide Until
that night all I had ever thought
of was how fortunate I was each
time I helped in some capacity,
either for the Federation, the
Golda Meir Center, or the Neigh-
borly Senior Services. Now I feel
doubly proud of being part of
each of these units.
I feel that we who visit our
center on a regular basis have
much to be grateful for: to
Charlie and Isa Rutenberg and to
all these units under one roof,
enabling us to fulfill our very
special need, grown greater as we
grow older, to help others wher-
ever we are needed. The feeling I
get of a need fulfilled cannot be
measured in dollars and cents.
When the time comes that I can
no longer help my fellowman, life
itself will have lost its meaning.
I'm frank to admit that coming
to the center has done Leon and
me a world of good, as, no doubt, ,
it has done for many of our
friends who join us here for the
friendship and camaraderie our
center offers.
When busy hands are needed
at mailing time, I see those long
tables filled with work to be done
... all available chairs filled .
all those willing hands sharing in
what I now realize is such a vital
part of any organization ... the
Each day I offer my prayer of
thanks to the powers that be that
we continue to share in this labor
of love, and that Leon and I
continue to share all the warmth
... all the friendship ... all the
love yes, and all the work, at
our center, for a long, long
time .
And to all this let us sav:
Names Revealed
Censorship Halted As Trial Opens
Continued from Page 1
and commotion when friends and
relatives of the accused objected
to the presence of an Arab attor-
ney representing the wounded
mayors in the car bomb attack.
"> IN AN editorial Monday, the
Israeli newspaper, Al Hamish-
mar, declared: "They demanded
the attorney's removal because
he is an Arab,' because he is
apparently a member of the
PLO' ... The racism which
erupted in the courtroom is the
same racism which nurtured the
Jewish underground, and it still
moves about freely in Israeli
All in all, 22 suspected mem-
^bers of the Jewish terrorist
underground went on trial in the
Jerusalem district court. Six are
charged with the murder of three
Arab students at the Islamic
College in Hebron in July, 1983
and all face various counts of
attempted murder, acts of
violence and planned acts of
violence against Arabs on the
West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Of the original 27 suspects
indicted on a variety of charges,
two were convicted last Thursday
after confessing to lesser
offenses. They are Gilad Peli, 31,
>.of Moshav Keshet on the Golan
Heights, and Yosef Zuria, 25, of
Ramat Hasharon.
TWO ARMY officers. Maj.
Shlomo Levytan and Capt. Ronni
("ilia, pleaded not guilty to
charges of complicity in the June,
19K0 car bombings that maimed
two West Bank Arab mayors.
They will be tried separately.
Another suspect, Noam Yinnon
' <>! Moshav Keshet. has already
been sentenced to 18 months in
prison at a separate trial.
He pleaded guilty to illegal
possession of explosives and
transporting explosives, in
exchange for which the State
dropped charges of attempted
The proceedings began in an
emotion-charged atmosphere.
The small courtroom was packed
with family and friends of the
accused. The latter charged the
media with a "wild smear
campaign" and "incitement,"
claiming that this precluded a
fair trial. One defense lawyer
demanded that the case be
dismissed for that reason alone.
''Others asked for a postponement.
Chief prosecutor Dorit Beiniah
said she had no objections to a
postponement until after the
summer recess which would delay
the trial until after the July 23
Knesset elections. The judge said
w would rule on the motion at a
Iter date.
broke out even before the judge
entered the courtroom Sunday
when relatives of the accused
objected to the presence of the
Arab lawyer, Ali Sabri. He
represents former Mayor Bassam
Shaka of Nablus, who lost both
legs in the 1980 car bombing.
Sabri was given permission to
attend the trial as an observer
because Shaka is considering a
damage suit against the parties
responsible for booby-trapping
his car.
Relatives of the accused who
demanded the removal of the
"representative of the PLO" was
put in the form of a motion by
defense counsel Yosef Yeshurun.
It was rejected by Judge Yaacov
Bazak who noted that this is an
open trial.
The cases of Peli and Zuria
were disposed of quickly last
Thursday as a result of their plea
bargaining. Peli was convicted on
charges of membership in a
terrorist organization. He plead-
ed guilty, in addition, to three
counts of conspiracy which
included conspiracy to cause
grievous bodily harm and to
attack the Dome of the Rock and
the Al Aksa Mosque. He also
pleaded guilty to illegal posses-
sion and transportation of weap-
ons and damagling army
PELI WAS expected to be
sentenced on Thursday. The
count of terrorism alone carries a
maximum sentence of 20 years
imprisonment. The original
charge of attempted murder was
dropped. His lawyer stressed to
the court that Peli did not partic-
ipate in terrorist activities,
although he was involved in the
preparations for the planned
assault on the Temple Mount and
the attacks on Mayors Shaka and
Karim Khallaf of Ramallah four
years ago.
Peli, a secular Jew who turned
to religion after 1973 Yom Kippur
War, told the court that his
actions stemmed from a deep
conviction that he was serving
the best interests of his country
and people.
He expressed remorse only for
having stolen weapons from the
Israel Defense Force. Peli is
married, the father of two
children. He joined Moshav
Keshet on the Golan Heights
after the 1973 war and worked in
the local school.
ZURIA WAS convicted of
conspiracy to attack the Temple
Mount, illegal possession of arms
and aggravated fraud, to all of
which he confessed. Impersonat-
ing an army officer, he had
conducted surveillance on the
Temple Mount and purchased
eight silencers for Uzi sub-
machineguns which were to be
used in the attack on the Dome of
the Rock.
He is the son of Haim Zuria of
Shavei Shomron on the West
Bank and had lived in Ofra on the
West Bank until two years ago
when he married Anat Shalev,
daughter of Avner Shalev, a
senior official of the Ministry of
Education and Culture and a
former chief education officer of
the IDF.
After his marriage, he moved
to Ramat Hasharon in Israel. He
studied mathematics and
computer science at Bar Ulan
University. Zuria's wife gave
birth to a daughter two weeks
ago. He has been in custody and
has not yet seen the child.
Local Rabbi Aides
In Masters Chess Set
Rabbi Jan Bresky has worked
together with Yaacov Heller, one
of Israel's leading sculptures, in
designing a full chess set, the
theme of which is David veruss
the Phillistines.
Rabbi Bresky met Mr. Heller
when he conducted a tour to
Israel in October of 1983. The two
became quick friends. Rabbi
Bresky suggested the theme for
the chess set and the unique
characters of each piece. On the
Jewish side Kind David is the
King, Bathsheba the Queen, the
High Priest is the "Bishop,"
Abner ben Ner, the Knight, the
Tel Aviv Police Reveal
Huge Hashish Bust
TEL AVIV (JTA) Tel Aviv police made one
of the largest drug hauls in Israel's history last week
when they seized a truck, just arrived from Lebanon
and found two-and-a-half tons of hashish with a street
value of over $2 million. Four members of a Jaffa
family which own the truck were detained.
ACTING APPARENTLY on a tip, the police
surrounded the truck which had been hired by the
Defense Ministry for construction work in south
Lebanon. They dug through its cargo of sand to find
scores ..I nylon hags filled with hashish.
Northern tower of Jerusalem, the
Rook, and Hezekiah, the Pawn.
Bresky studied and researched
each piece. His research was
authenticated by Hebrew
University scholars. Then Mr.
Heller set out to make the scheme
a reality. The result is a magni-
ficent limited edition masters
chess set done in silver.
Pictured above are King David
and his Queen Bathsheba
together with the Phillistine King
and Queen, Goliath and Delilah.
(Note on King David one hand is
on the lyre, the other on the
sword denoting David's fame
both as poet and warrior.
Canning Party
What, you may ask, is Canning
Friday? We, at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, Inc. can
tell you. Canning Friday is a
program instituted by Temple
Beth El in which its congregants
donate tzedukah one Friday each
Where, you may ask, does this
money go? We at GCJFS can
answer that too! Each month,
project chairlady, Mrs. Ruth Hill,
or one of her committee members
sends us a check. This money
represents Beth El's acknow-
ledgement of and commitment to
some of the emergency crises in
our community.
Who, you may ask, are the
recipients of these regular,
unsolicited contributions? Once
again we can best tell you by
citing a few examples of some
families in our community. Some
may even be your neighbors. Mr.
G., confined to a wheelchair as a
result of a spinal injury following
a car accident, is waiting for final
approval for Social Security
disability. He did not have
money to fill his prescriptions for
much needed pain killers. Mrs. J.,
a terminally ill widow whose
limited, almost non-existent
income did not permit her the
pleasure-luxury of buying her
teenage son shoes. Or the once
independent, productive army
nurse now living alone and
isolated in a rooming house, who
could not afford to pay her much
needed prescriptions. And so it
goes .
Therefore, to Temple Beth El
and its Canning Friday Program
we say "THANK YOU." Thank
you for your caring, sharing and
for your sensitivity to the needs
in our community. Thank you for
helping GCJFS better serve our
fellow Jews.
Ida Nudel Writes Sister
Former Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Ida Nudel
writes to her sister, Elana Fridman, who lives in Israel, in
one of the first photos of Nudel taken in Bendery. Denied
permission to join Elana in Israel, or even to return to her
apartment in Moscow, Nudel continues to live m forced
internal exile in the Moldavian town. The photo, released by
the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, was taken m late
" Actress Jane Fonda.

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^Congregations/Organizations Events continued from p^e i
Italians Give Arafat Reception
St. Petersburg
Calendar of Events
Installation of Officers. The
Installation of Officers at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel took place
during Shabbat evening services,
June 22, following a Congrega-
tional Shabbat Dinner at the
synagogue. Former presidents,
Jerry Phillips, Maurice Gold-
blatt, Murray Jacobs, Ed
Krasner, Ted Wittner, and Adele
Morris were acknowledged
during the installation ceremony
as well as charter members Leon
Haliczer (now 87) and Mrs. Ethel
Rothblatt (now 93). New officers
include: Don Silverberg, Presi-
dent; Lorraine Mailer, First Vice
President; Richard Jacobson,
Second Vice President; Sigi
Strauss, Third Vice President;
Arlene Rosenthal, Secretary; and
Geraldine Mensh, Treasurer. All
outgoing officers and Board
Members as well as incoming
Board Members were acknowl-
Pauline Rivkind Preschool.
Applications are now being
accepted for the Fall 1984
Semester for three- and four-year-
olds. Our program encourages
special experiences which are
part of life, where the young child
may explore his environment,
experience success, and move
confidently on to the next
problem. We offer many and
varied experiences, including
Jewish Family Living. Our Ex-
tended Day program has proved
most successful. You have the
option of the half day or a longer
day for your child. The Full Day
children can stay until 4 p.m. or
5:30 p.m. Forms are available in
the preschool, which is located at
301-59th Street North. For
further information, call Bev
Sherman at 381-4900.
Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah. The Afternoon Religious
School at Congregation B'nai
Israel of St. Petersburg is now
accepting registrations for the
1984-85 school year. Please call
Cantor Zummer, School Admin-
istration, at 381-4900, for more
information. A registration form
will be sent to you upon request
enabling you to properly place
your child. Classes for children
grades 3-7 meet Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays. There is
a Sunday School Program for
"K'tonton grades K through
2. Hebrew, Jewish History and
Bible, Jewish Ethics, Holidays
and Culture are a few of the
subjects covered.
New Due Structure
For Singles, Single Family
And Young Families
Congregation B'nai Israel of
St. Petersburg, announces some
changes in fee structure for mem-
bership dues. The new fee struc-
ture reflects a considerable
change for under 30 singles, and
families, and single-parent
families. Please call the
synagogue office (381-4900) for
further information. Anyone in-
terested in obtaining further in-
formation regarding membership
in general, should also call the
synagogue office.
Summer Fare: A Name Your
Game Brunch will be held at
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater
on Tuesday, July 10 from 10:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. A five Course
Brunch which will include bagels
and lox, salad and fruit and a
surprise dessert will be catered
by Betty Cohen and Rachel
Ward. Service will begin at 11
a.m., followed by Mah Jng and
Grab your partners and run to
a day of fun and food. For the
modest sum of $5, you can dine in
ari-conditioned comfort, play a
lot of cards or mah jong, and
socialize. Reservations are essen-
tial. Call Rachel Ward at 447-
4179 by July 6.
Four volunteers from National
Council of Jewish Women
Suncoast Section were involved
in fingerprinting approximately
100 children at A Women's Place
in Palm Harbor in conjunction
with an all day seminar focusing
on child sefety, sponsored by Dr.
Harvey A. Levin, MD. Those
participating were Audrey
Green berg, Judy Klkin, Helaine
Weisberg, and Stephanie Stri-
The volunteers employed a
non-messy fingerprinting process
which is also used in the KIDS
project, a program of fingerprint-
ing preschool children. NCjW is
involved in this program in coali-
tion with other organizations. If
you are interested in participat-
ing, please call Marlynn Littauer
at the Juvenile Welfare Board
Two more volunteers from Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women
Suncoast Section, Judy
Gordon and Lynne B. Klein, were
also available at the seminar, to
register voters. Anyone inter-
ested in this program may call
Judy Gordon.
Abe Ader Post 246
Last call for July 1 Indepen-
dence Day Celebration. Indoor-
Outdoor Picnic. Great food, en-
tertainment, special door prizes
and fun, etc. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane North, St. Peters-
burg. Donation $3.50.
Keep in mind the Aug. 8 Mid-
Summer Dinner Meeting and
Dance. It promises to be a sell
out. Make reservations before
Aug. 1. To be held at the Best
Western Skyway Inn, 3600 34th
Street South, St. Petersburg,
5:30 p.m. Donation 58.
For tickets and reservations
for above functions call Ben
Wisotzky 867-0740, Bessie Grus-
mark 343-7338. Mollie Avery 391-
4416 or Auxiliary President
Estelle Siebert 381-3362.
All programs at Bay Pines will
continue throughout the entire
Summer. To volunteer call Jack
Avery 391-4416.
Post 246 participated the De-
partment Convention in Bal Har-
bor represented by a large group
of members.
Paul Surenky Post 409
On July 2, A Board meeting
will be held at "Wags" on Gulf to
Bay and Duncan Ave. at 9:30
a.m. Breakfast, discussion, and
camaraderie will follow.
July 22 is the Post and Auxil-
iary's regular monthly visit to
the veterans at Bay Pines
Hospital. All those who can help
in this endeavor, please contact
Past President Betty Cohen, 799-
Dr. Elinor Gordon, president of
the Suncoast Chapter of Brandeis
University National Women's
Committee was among the more
than 300 delegates attending the
36th annual National Conference
of the Brandeis University
National Women's Committee
(BUNWC) held June 8-12 on the
Brandeis campus in Waltham,
Conference delegates, drawn
from every region of the country,
represented 125 chapters and
some 65,000 members of the
organization which has contrib-
uted over $21 million in support
of the Brandeis libraries.
The National Women's Com-
mittee, founded at the same time
as the University in 1948, is the
largest "friends of a library"
movement in the world.
A special highlight of the Con-
ference was the presentation of
the prestigious Abram L. Sachar
Silver Medallion to Dr. Helen
Caldicott, physician and distin-
guished leader in the movement
to prevent nuclear war. The
Sachar Award, given annually to
a woman of outstanding accom-
plishment, was established in
1968 as the BUNWC's tribute to
the Founding President of Bran-
Speakers at the Conference in-
cluded Brandeis President
Evelyn E. Handler, Founding
President Abram L. Sachar; Dr.
Helen Caldicott, Dean of the
College Attila Klein; and Bran-
deis History Professor Morton
In addition, delegates viewed a
special exhibit, "Eleanor Roose-
velt at Brandeis," consisting of
rare, historical photographs com-
memorating the 100th anniver-
sary of the birth of the former
First Lady and Brandeis Univer-
sity trustee and faculty member
Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Conference also featured
workshops, faculty led seminars,
plenary sessions, an in-depth
view of the University's libraries,
and a special showing of works
by the well known realist painters
William Beckman and Gregory
Gillespie at Brandeis' Rose Art
On Tuesday, July 10, the
members of the Golda Meir
Friendship Club are invited as
guests of the Golda Meir for
lunch at the Kapok Tree Inn at
11:30 a.m. A performance, at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, of "Best of
Gilbert and Sullivan," sponsored
by the Rutenberg Family Foun-
dation will follow. This is free to
all members of our club. For res-
ervations call Marcie at 461-0222.
You must get tickets.
Don't forget to contribute your
S and H green stamps and coins
toward the purchase of another
The center is in need of volun-
teer drivers. For information call
Marcie at 461-0222.
The Presidential election is
getting closer. If you need to be
registered come to the center and
see Harry Schwartz, Ruth
Slesser, or Lillian Gross.
The Golda Meir Friendship
Club does not meet during the
months of June, July and Au-
gust. We will resume our
meetings in September.
Jeffrey Cohen
Jeffrey Alan Cohen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Cohen, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on June 30 at Temple
Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor.
The celebrant is a student in
Temple Ahavat Shalom religious
school and is active in the Junior
youth group. Jeff attends Palm
Harbor Middle School, where he
is in the 7th grade.
Mr. and Mrs. Cohen will host a
reception at Pappas' Restaurant
in Tarpon Springs. Special guests
will include Uncle Marshall from
Kentucky, Jo and Ruth Nevins
from Miami, Cousin Debbie from
Fort Lauderdale, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Wayne from Boca Raton
and Richard and Marsha Kaplan
from Miami.
Italian Foreign Minister
expressed "the interest of Italy"
in Arafat's proposal for "direct
contacts between Israel and the
PLO" but emphasized "the
necessity of an explicit
recognition of Israel by the
Palestinian movement."
Andreotti asked Arafat to release
Israeli soldiers held prisoner by
the PLO in Lebanon. Arafat
thanked Italy for its interest in
the Palestinian problem and
particularly for the assistance
offered Palestinian civilians by
the Italian contingent in the now
defunct multinational force in
ter was their second in two
years. Andreotti invited the PLO
chief to Rome in September, 1982
when he was President of the
International Interparliamentary
Union holding a meeting there.
More recently, Andreotti and a
representative of the Communist
Party were the only two of a 12-
member Italian delegation to the
European Parliament who signed
an anti-Israel resolution last
April. Andreotti has spoken of
the PLO, in the Italian ,r
Parliament, as a "point of
reference" in the Middle East and
has supported Arafat as
preferable to his rival, Abu
Mussa, as the political leader of
the Palestinian people.
Labor Unrest Triggers First
Major Pre-Election Struggle
surge of labor unrest sweeping
Israel this week has triggered the
first major pre-election battle
between the government and the
Labor opposition.
Likud has charged that the
sudden series of work stoppages,
strikes and threats of strikes to
come was fomented by the Labor
Party and Histadrut to
embarrass the government and
further injure the economy with
elections less than two months
Labor spokesmen fiercely deny
this and accuse the government
of grossly mismanaging the
economy and reneging on
promised improvements in wages
and working conditions.
Elementary and junior high
school teachers returned to their
classrooms, ending a one-day
strike after an all-night bargain-
ing session with the Education
Ministry. But the 60,000-member
civil servants union announced
that it plans a work stoppage in
two weeks.
staff of the Foreign Ministry;
truck drivers: engineers and
technicians at the atomic energy
research facility, managerial
personnel of the Broadcasting
Authority, postal workers, tele-
phone service engineers, and
Transport Ministry personnel.
Labor disputes that could lead
to strikes or work slowdowns are
in full swing at the Israel Electric
Corp. and among government-
employed nurses, social workers,
scientists and academicians; also
at the Defense Minsitry; the Dan
bus cooperative which serves the
Tel Aviv area, and among public
service lawyers.
The teachers strike, which
affected about one million pupils '
from kindergarten to ninth grade,
ended with claims of victory by
both sides. The issue was imple-
mentation of agreements reached
several years ago for higher pay,
adjustment of school hours and
autonomy for school districts.
Cohen-Orgad charged that "The
strikes and labor unrest has been
fomented by the Labor Align-
ment. They know full well the
economy cannot pay for the extra
wages demanded and Histadrut .
and Labor support for these
demands is pure politicking."
But Cohen-Orgad himself was
accused of indulging in "election
economics." That charge was
levelled by Emanuel Sharon who
resigned Sunday as Director
General of the Finance Ministry.
The circumstances of his
departure were said to reflect the
view of many Treasury officials
that the government is abandon- ,
ing its austerity economic
program to curry favor with the
voters in the upcoming Knesset
July 6 8:13 p.m.
July 13 8:12 p.m.
July 20 8:10 p.m.
July 27 8:06 p.m.
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Religious Directory
400 S. Pasadena Ave., Hi. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi David Suasktnd Rabbi
Ira S. Voudovln Friday Evening Sabbath Services 8 p.m.. Saturday
Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m. Bar Bat Mitzvah Service II a.m. Tel.
347 6136.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM ConservaUve
1844 54 St., 8., St. Petersburg 33107 Rabbi Sidney Backoff Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday, I a.m. Tel.Stl-3380.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL-Conservatlve
301 5 St., N., St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luskl Cantor Irving
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday, a.m.;
Sunday 8 a.m.; Monday-Friday 8 a-m.; and evening Mlnyan Tel. 8*1-4800.
381 4801.
Congregation BETH CHAI-Conservative
8460 Its St N., Semlnole 33542 Rabbi Sherman P. Klrshner Sabbath
Services: Friday evenings8 p.m.; Saturday, t:S0a.m. Tel. aaS-56*6.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
1325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 3S516 Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg Sab-
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday a.m.; 8unday morning
Mlnyan 8 a.m. Tel. 881-1418.
1686 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 88616 Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. Tel. 881-8110.
P.O. Box 11741, Donedln 338*8 1575Curlew Rd.. Palm Harbor SS56S Rabbi
JaaBresky Sabbath Services: Friday evening8 p.m. Tel. 788-8811.
CongregaUon BET EMET Humanistic
M7t Nursery Rd.. Clearwater s Service: tot Friday of every month. 8 p.n>.
Tel. 586-4731 or 77 3**4.

Friday, June 29, 1984 /The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Idra Goldenfarb Seeks Seat On Satellite Network Joins Israel and 19 North American
Sixth Circuit Court Communities For Dialogue On Issues Facing Agency
IGoldenfarb, Clearwater
announced recently
will be seeking the
Lted seat on the
fasco Sixth Circuit
lie and her family are
[of Temple B'nai Israel,
lr, where she has served
loard of Trustees and
|the Religious School
loldenfarb, age 42, hojds
(degree cum laude from
[University, from which
received her under-
degree magna cum
r_ Phi Beta Kappa. She
[in the private practice of
te moving to Pinellas
Jn 1973, currently in the
narital law and appellate
From 1973 to 1978, her
In was with a predom-
triminal law firm.
currently a member of
krwater Bar Association,
Ihe is chairman of the
Law Section; the Florida
herican Bar Associations
Family Law sections of
organization; and the
Association of Women
She is admitted to
before the Federal
Court, Tampa; Eleventh
|Court of Appeals: and the
States Supreme Court.
tinted by the County
of Commissioners in
1983 to the Pinellas
Arts Council and an
of Leadership Pinellas.
\ >
is 'I
Sondra Goldenfarb
Mrs. Goldenfarb has also been
active in the public school
system, in which her two teenage
children are students. Along with
her husband. Dr. Paul B.
Goldenfarb, a medical oncologist
in private practice, Mrs.
Goldenfarb has supported and
been involved in numerous other
professional and civic insti-
tutions in the county.
irmer Russian Dissident
Ida Lieberman Passes
la Lieberman, a former
sian dissident, and resident
inellas County for six years,
ed away recently. Mrs.
erman, a native of Russia,
sentenced to serve in a
rian internment camp when
Russian government found
she was an active dissident.
was released in 1953 and left
Soviet Union in 1974, immi-
ting to Cincinnati.
Irs. Lieberman was an
spoken critic of the Russian
'eminent and devoted her life
educating people about life in
Russia She and her husband Soil
WHirni throughout Pinellas
Wounty, speaking to Compara-
n Political Systems classes in
gh schools, clubs, and church
id synagogue groups.
Mrs. Lieberman shared her
firsthand experiences living
under the oppressive conditions
in Russia, and constantly
reminded her audiences how
fortunate they are to live in a
When asked why she devoted
her life to speaking out, she
replied, "You have to know your
enemy to be able to fight back.
The American people, and our
children in particular, are
endangering themselves by not
knowing what life in Russia is
Mrs. Lieberman spent here life
speaking out against Com-
munism, and combating
ignorance about life in an oppres-
sive system.
NEW YORK, N.Y. Jewish
community leaders from
throughout North America
joined recently (June 12) in an
international satellite tele-
conference linking 19 regional
centers in the U.S. and Canada
and a studio in Israel to discuss
and prepare for the forthcoming
Jewish Agency Assembly.
This marked the second
successive year such a tele-
conference was held but it was
the first time a direct link to
Israel was included.
Coordinated by the Council of
Jewish Federations in close
cooperation with United Israel
Appeal and United Jewish
Appeal, the two-hour tele-
conference permitted community
representatives to ask questions
and make comments about the
Jewish Agency in an ongoing
attempt to strengthen the
partnership between North
American communities and the
Making use of the PBS
Confersat network, the tele-
conference joined centers in
Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo,
Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland,
Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles,
Miami, Milwaukee, Montreal,
Mini-Exhibit Focuses
On Egypt Peace
The office of Knesset Speaker
Manachem Savidor became the
site of a mini exhibition with
drawings by Israeli artist Yona
Lot an commemorating the peace
agreement with Egypt. Prints of
the pictures were given by Lotan
to all those involved in the peace
agreement. Former Premier
Menachem Begin was repre-
sented by Yehiel Kadashai, his
personal secretary.
Warning Voiced
Against Cults
leading educator reported that
missionaries and cult leaders are
reaching out not only to
"vulnerable" Jewish youths on
area campus colleges but are
seeking also to influence Jewish
senior citizens in nursing homes
and hospitals.
This disclosure was made by
Dr. Seymour Lachman, chairman
of the task force on missionaries
and cults of the Jewish Com-
munity Relations Council. He
spoke at the spring luncheon of
the Women's League of the
National Council of Young Israel.
New Jersey, New York, Phila-
delphia, St. Louis, San Francisco,
Toronto, Washington and
Panel members who led discus-
sion on the proposed 1985 Jewish
Agency budget, the Caesaria
process and its implementation
and plans for the Jewish Agency
Assembly, June 24-28 in Israel,
included Martin E. Citrin,
President of the Council of
Jewish Federations; Alexander
Grass, UJA National Chairman;
Irwin Field, UIA Chairman; Max
M. Fisher, FoundinR Chairman.
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors: Dr. Shimon Ravid,
Director General, Jewish Agency
Treasury Department.
Also, Philip Granovsky, Karen
Hayesod International Board
Chairman; Kalman Sultanik,
member of the Executive, WZO
North American section; Irving
Kessler, UIA Executive Vice
President; Stanley Horowitz.
UJA President, and Carmi
Schwartz, CJF Executive Vice
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Speaking with community
representatives and responding
to their questions from Israel was
Leon Dulzin, Chairman of the
Executive of the Jewish Agency
and Chairman of the WZO and its
The teleconference originated
at the studios of WNET in New
York City and the Jerusalem
Communications Center, Israel.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridan of Pineflas County f riday. June 29, 1984
Alexander Grass Installed As
United Jewish Appeal National Chairmen
Alexander Grass of Harrisburg.
Pa., was installed May 19 as
National Chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal at the annual
UJA National Leadership
Conference in Washington. D.C.
He succeeds outgo Eg Chairman.
Robert E. Loop of Denver. Colo.,
who will now serve aa Chairman
of the UJA Board of Trustees
Grass aamaaaaa responsibility
for directing the UJA s 19B5
which raises funds in
IMilmi iliaa.1 with more than 600
Jewish communities nationwide.
The campaign supports educa-
tional, rehabilitative and human-
itarian programs in Israel, in
American Jewish communities
and in Jewish communities in 30
countries around the world
"I Mi honored to take my
place beside Robert Loop." Grass
said, "who led us in 1983 to raise
well over $600 million, and in
1984 to what will be the greatest
peacetime campaign in our
"I accept in good faith, the
challenge of meeting and with
your help surpassing this
fundraising achievement." Grass
told an audience of 500 Jewish
community leaders.
Citing statistics which point to
a decline in Jewish population in
the United States since 1972.
Grass called on American Jews to
pursue far-reaching fundraising
To retain our numbers, to en-
courage active life-long affiliation
and involvement kt American
Jewish life in the 1980s and
beyond, we must pay attention to
building local communities." he
"Yet," he added, "we cannot
do that at the expense of Jews
overseas, because we understand
the centrahty of Israel and our
family ties to world Jewry. The
only solution is a capacity
campaign that wul meet our
commitments to the people of
Israel and at the same time
provide a fair share for the crea-
tion of a strong Jewish com-
munity at home."
"Senators Arlen Specter of
Affirmative Action
Jews Asked To Question Opposition
Vernon Jordan, former
president of the National
Urban League, has ap-
pealed to American Jewish
organizations to "question
their role in opposition" to
affirmative action pro-
grams and asked whether
the Jewish community
benefitted by having its
organizations "act as the
point men" on an issue
which, he said. Jews them-
selves remain divided.
The Black and Jewish commu-
nity's differing perceptions on af-
firmative action "are based on
our different historical experi-
ences. Jordan declared. "Many
Jews see quotas as a ceiling to
their aspirations: Blacks see
quotas as a floor a way.
perhaps the onry way, to get
representations in schools and
jobs. So let us agree to disagree
on this issue."
contained in a speech delivered at
Hunter College to the 39th
annual meeting of the New York
Chapter of the American Jewish
Committee, attended by some
225 people. His address con-
tained a call for rebuilding the
"historic alliance" between
Blacks and Jews, whose current
relationship he described as a
kind of "armed truce."
While Jordan said he has never
personally identified the Jewish
community as an "anti-affir-
mative action bloc." be acknowl-
edged that there is a perception
that this leading agenda item is
fought by the Jewish community.
primarily because some Jewish
organizations are in the forefront
of opposition to affirmative
According to the civil rights
activist, one of the aspects that
serves to maintain tension and
impede reconciliation" on the
affirmative action issue "is the
apparent failure of Jewish orga-
nizations that oppose affirmative
action to effectively implement
their own definition of appropri-
ate affirmative action: namely
the reaching out to recruit, train
and otherwise prepare disadvan-
taged Blacks to compete on equal
terms in the marketplace."
CONTINUING. Jordan said.
"If that concept is endorsed,
there should be evidence that it
works. But there is insufficient
evidence, even in companies
owned and operated by indiv-
iduals who are members and even
activists in the community orga-
nizations that endorse such an
In order to "avoid the charge
of hypocrisy, those organizations
and their members must aggres-
sively implement their definition
of affirmative action Absent
that, it wul continue to be court
decisions and civil rights enforce-
ment that result in Black educa-
tional and economic opportuni-
ties and not the good intentions
of people who do not implement
their stated beliefs.' Jordan as-
Jordan also spoke of the De-
mocratic Presidential campaign
of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the
tensions that have enveloped the
Black and Jewish communities.
While he did not indicate in his
remarks an endorsement of the
Jackson candidacy he asked for
imaginative sympathy" in
viewing the Jackson campaign
Blacks are voting for Jackson
Kerness, Jacobson Appointed
To UJA Executive Posts
NEW YORK, NY. Elton J.
Kerness of Washington. D.C. and
Marshall M. Jacobson of Cleve-
land, two of the country's leading
professionals in Jewish com-
munal service, have been named
to senior executive posts with the
national United Jewish Appeal
by UJA President Stanery B.
Horowitz They are assuming
their new positions in June.
Kerness. currently completing
seven years of service as Execu-
tive Vice President of the United
Jewish Appeal-Federation of
Greater Washington, has been
named a Vice President. He wiD
be UJA's chief campaign execu-
Before coming to Washington.
Kerness served as Federation
Executive Director in Central
New Jersey and in Knoxville.
Tenn He has been a moving force
in the development of a number
of community-wide campaign
programs, some of which have
since had aatJBaal application.
including the highly successful
"Super Sunday."
Jacobson. Associate Director
of the Jewish Community
Federation of Cleveland, has been
that community's Campaign
Director for nine years. He will be
and Assitant Vice President of
UJA. Prior to joining the
Cleveland staff, he was executive
director of the Louisville Federa-
tion. Jacobson has been a
consultant on national campaign
planning and on local capital
fundraising and was Chairman of
the national Campaign Directors
Institute, comprised of the
campaign executives of major
Jewish federations in the U.S.
just as Jews flocked out of then-
ghettos in the early years of this
century to vote for the first
Jewish candidates." he said. He
described those first Jewish
candidates as "radicals." adding
that their outspoken advocacy of
what was then perceived as
"Jewish interests would be
embarrassing to sophisticated
Jewsh voters in the 1980s."
THOSE FIRST Jewish candi-
dates "pioneered a trail blazed by
passion and commitment.''
Jordan said. "Today we have to
respect them and the people who
voted for them, just as we should
respect the positives in the Jack-
son candidacy and the funda-
mental goodwill of Jackson's
supporters and voters.
"Despite its radial rhetoric, the
Jackson campaign is a conser-
vative movement in that it
directs Black energies to working
within the political system, using
the democratic mechanism pro-
vided by our constitution to
effect change." he said.
Nevertheless. Jordan noted
that many "Jews have been
rightly disturbed by the 'Hymie'
remarks, the belated and inade-
quate apology, and the rhetoric of
Minister (Louis I Farrakhan.
Many Blacks have been just as
disturbed by those incidents."
He also acknowledged that some
Jews "who would be more
tolerant of the Jackson candidacy
cannot bring themselves to over-
come his views on Israel and the
HE SAID that most Blacks
support Israel and regard the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion as a terrorist group. "But
what is at issue is the degree to
which unswerving support for
current Israeli government
policies is seen as the litmus test
for Black-Jewish reconciliation.
And I would argue that the
litmus test has to be broader. If
Blacks are willing to overlook
enmity to affirmative action, in
rebuilding our coalition. Jews
should be willing to accept a
broader range of opinion of Israel
as well."
"Instead of despairing about
the deterioration of Black-Jewish
relations or the unfairness of the
perception many Jews and
Blacks have of each other, we
should see the current situation
as an opportunity to rebuild a
relationship free of the roman-
ticism and paternalism of the
past a healthy, equal partner-
ship based on mutal respect and
umlei Mainline. he declared.
Jordan was introduced by R.
Peter Straus, the incoming presi-
dent of the New York chapter of
the AJCommittee. He also called
for a reconciliation between the
Black and Jewish community
"Are we to listen to the Meir
Kahanes and Louis Farrakhans."
he said, or should we barken to
the seminal lessons of history and
the urgings of our better in-
Pennsylvania and Frank K.
Lautenberg of New Jersey, a past
0 J \ National Chairman,
introduced Grass at a post-
installation session, lauding his
record of service in Jewish com-
munal affairs and noting his deep
concern for the quality of Jewish
life in Israel and at home.
Senator Specter called Grass a
national chairman of sterling
character, a leader in Penn-
syrvanai and a dynamo in com-
munity service."
According to Senator Lenten-
berg. Grass is "a man with skill,
understanding and heart a
man who is deeply involved with
shaping the character of the
Jewish community."
Grass brings to his new posi-
tion almost 20 years of leadership
experience in Jewish organiza-
tions and the business perspec-
tive of a chief executive officer for
one of the nation's most success-
ful retail operations.
Grass founded the Rite-Aid
Corporation in 1962. and serves
as its President and Chairman of
the Board. He is also Chairman of
the Board of Super Rite Foods.
Director of Hasbro Industries
and Superdrug. Trustee of the
National American Wholesale
Grocers Association. and
Trustee and Treasurer of the
National Association of Chain
Currently a member of the
Board of Governors of the Jewish
Agency, the Board of Directors of
the United Israel Appeal and the
UJA Board of Trustees. Grass
has also been Chairman of the
Budget Committee of UJA and a
National Vice Chairman.
Since the mid-1970s, be
been involved as Chairman ofl
Board and former Presdentl
the Israel Education Pa
UJA's capital fundrak.
program for cultural, educatia
and community facilities
Israel. The town of Ma alot|
northern Israel, site of a
massacre of school children!
the PLO in 1974. has beer, a i
of specific concern for Grass, i
established, through the IEF
community center there adji
to the children's memorial.
As General Came
Chairman for his honx_
United Jewish Federation
Greater Harrisburg, Grass
the federation to one of
highest per capita cat T
the country in 1968. He is .
former President of the fe
tion and member of its Execuq
In addition to his work I
behalf of the United Je
Appeal. Grass has beer. Gen
Chairman of the Israel Bo
Campaign of Greater Harrisb
and a former Vice Presiden
Temple Ohev Sholom. He
served on the Board of Dii
of the Jewish Home for the i
of Greater Harrisburg.
Trustee of the Friends of
Jerusalem Institute of Ma
ment. and a member of the 1
of Governors of the Friends!
Israel Center for Social
Economic Studies.
A graduate of the University
Florida School of Law. Grass |
member of the bar in the stat
Pennsylvania and Florida. H(
also a member of the Boa
Trustees of Clark University.
JNF President Charlotte Jacobsoi
Becomes Fellow of Jewish Acadei
Charlotte Jacobson. prominent
Zionist leader and President of
the Jewish National Fund, was
the only woman inducted this
year into the Jewish Academy of
.Arts and Sciences, the honor
society of Jews who have
attained distinction in the arts,
sciences and related fields.
Prof. Abraham I. Katsh.
President of the Academy, said
Mrs. Jacobson s unanimous elec-
tion as a Fellow was in tribute to
her distinguished career and her
life-long dedication to the Jewish
communitv and the cause of
Prior to her election as Pres-
ident of the Jewish National
Fund. Mrs. Jacobson served as
Chairman of the American
Section of the World Zionist
Organization and she is a past
National President of Hadassa
Recently, the American Zion
Youth Foundation announced t
establishment of the "Charlo
Jacobson Israel Scholarslj
Award" to enable worthy colta
students to study and work]
Israel. Mrs Jacobson was
recently named a life trustee |
the United Israel Appeal
of Directors.
The Jewish Academy of Afl
and Sciences, established :n 191
promotes Jewish learning
thought and maintains prof
sional relations with 0th
learned academies and societ
throughout the world.
The Jewish National Fund
the Agency responsible
afforestation. land-reclamatk
and settlement site preparatk
in the Land of Israel.
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