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[Volume 5 Number 14
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, July 13, 1984
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uerson Jean Malkin,
tlcomes guests.
Julie Malkin presents award to Nettie Kornfeld who did caligraphy
on all awards.
Volunteers Recognized By Federation
Jver 375 volunteers were
Inored by the Jewish Federa-
n of Pinellas County at the
pt annual Awards and Rec-
nition Evening held recently at
nple B"nal Israel. Jean and
lius Malkin were Chairpersons
^he event.
everyone who volunteered in
1984 Combined Jewish
eal campaign received a
Jrit award in recognition of
|i r efforts.
Stanley Newmark, Chairman
of the 1984 Campaign, expressed
his gratitude to the volunteers for
their contribution to the success
of the campaign. It was due to
the efforts of the 375 people who
donated their time and energy
that the campaign reached the
unprecedented total of $1,204,000
in 1984, Mr. Newmark said.
Charles Rutenberg, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, thanked
everyone for their participation
and caring, and reminded the
audience how the monies raised
in campaign would benefit Jews
in need here in Pinellas, in Israel
and around the world. Mr.
Rutenberg had a surprise gift to
all volunteers in attendance.
Musical entertainment was
provided by Mildred and Norman
Lewis and Miriam Schlissel.
Refreshments were enjoyed by
irstin TO Years
Israel Exchanges 311 Prisoners
first prisoner-of-war
ange in 10 years
veen Israel and Syria
place last week in the
^rted town of Kuneitra
ie Syrian sector of the
in Heights, under the
)ices of the Interna-
i\ Red Cross. There
no direct contact
veen Israelis and
Israeli prisoners held by
Syrians for up to two years
exchanged for 291 Syrian
ft and 20 others, mostly
Heights Druze. In addi-
the bodies of five Israeli
ers, three of them unident-
, were exchanged for the
es of 72 Syrian soldiers killed
pe fighting in Lebanon.
EXCHANGE was the
lit of many months of quiet
(rtiations, conducted mainly
the IRC and other interna-
bodies. The Foreign
Sstry in Jerusalem expressed
To POC's
Irma Wolf of Amsterdam
pound a novel way to ease the
=hips of Jewish activists and
r dissidents in Soviet prisons
labor camps. She mails them
Pre postcards of scantily clad
IK women.
J*e pin-ups may raise the
Its of the prisoners. But their
%>se, according to Wolf is to
|>r with guards for urgently
^ extra food and other
i that they cannot purchase
reive from outside.
its appreciation to the Red Cross
and to United Nations Secretary
General Javier Perez de Cuellar
whose recent visit to the Middle
East is credited with helping to
bring the negotiations to a
successful conclusion. Israel also
thanked the U.S. and France for
their roles in arranging the
Three of the freed Israelis were
military prisoners Air Force
pilot Gil Fogel, tank commander
Aryeh Liberman and Yohannan
Allon, driver of a water tank
truck. The others were civilians
Nahum Nesher, Shmuel Roza
and Eran Florentin staff
members of the Israeli liaison
office near Beirut who were
captured by the Syrians last May
1 while on a sightseeing trip.
Two of the bodies returned
were identified as the remains of
Aharon Katz and Zohar Lifshitz.
The unidentified dead were said
to be Israeli soldiers whose
bodies were exhumed from the
Jewish cemetery in Damascus.
FOUR OTHER Israeli soldiers
remain in captivity, but not by
the Syrians. They are prisoners of
two dissident factions of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion Nayef Hawatmeh s
Democratic Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine and Ahmed
Jibril's Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine-General
Command. A Red Cross spokes-
man said the IRC has not yet
been allowed to visit them.
Arab affairs experts here
speculated that Syria agreed to
the exchange at the time because
of internal problems stemming
from the illness of President
Hafez Assad. The return of
Syrian POWs during the Moslem
holy month of Ramadan us
expected to strengthen Assad s
political position, the experts aid.
Awards were presented to all campaign voluntetr%r
Israeli officials dismissed
claims in some quarters that the
exchange was timed to benefit
Likud in this month's Knesset
elections. They noted that the
negotiations had been going on
for months and it was not Israel
which determined the date of the
exchange. Likud leaders said the
return of the Israelis would not
be used for election campaign
AN IRC spokesman in Geneva,
Jean-Jacques Kurtz, confirmed
that after months of negotiations
"only two weeks ago did it
become apparent that the
Syrians were at last about to
agree to a POW exchange."
The 20 non-Syrians freed by
Israel included prisoners who
have been serving sentences of up
to 10 years for security offenses.
Seven of the Druze elected to go
to Syria rather than remain in the
Golan Heights under Israeli
The exchange took place on the
outskirts of Kuneitra which was
largely destroyed during the 1967
Six-Day War and left in rums
after the Yom Kippur War in
1973. It was handed back to
Syria under terms of the 1974
disengagement agreement but
was not rebuilt and none of its
former residents ever returned.
The coffins bearing the
remains of fallen Israeli and
Syrian soldiers were the first to
be carried across the 100 meter
wide no-mans-land outside the
town. They were followed by the
six Israelis walking toward their
own lines and the Syrians who
crossed the no-mans-land m
batches of several score at a tune.
Some of the syrian POWs were
amputees who had been fitted
with artificial limbs in Israeli
Mildred Lewis, Miriam Schlissel and Norman Lewis provided
Arens Calls
For War On
(JTA) Israeli Defense
Minister Moshe Arens
stressed here that "terror-
ism cannot be defeated"
only through "defensive
"We cannot wait for
terrorists to attack us and
hope to eliminate this
scourge of our times with
preventive measures, good
preparations, good intel-
ligence and defensive ac-
tion alone," Arens said at
the closing session of a
three-day Second Confer-
ence on International Ter-t
rorism sponsored by the
Jerusalem-based Jonathan
"We must recognize that we
are in a state of war," Arens
stressed. "An undeclared war,
yet a real brutal unceasing war
Continued on Page 4
$1 Billion in Orders
TEL AVIV (JTA) Isreali
industries have received orders
from the U.S. totalling $1 billion
to offset the large defense pur-
chases Israel has made in the
U.S., Defense Minister Moshe
Arens said here.
Defense Minister Arena

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Friday, July 13, 1984
CJF Review.
of the 1979
Council of Jewish Federations Will Open Office in Israel
Martin Kraar Named CJF Israel
NEW YORK The Board of
Directors of the Council of Jewish
Federations has approved the
reopening of the CJF office in
Israel to enhance the relationship
between North American Jewish
Federations and Israel and to
fulfill specific service functions
for its member Federations.
"Communication and inter-
action between North American
Federation leaders and Israeli
leaders has increased dramatic-
ally in the past few years," said
CJF President Martin E. Citrin
of Detroit in announcing
establishment of the new office.
"We have come to realize that
Israelis in almost all segments of
society are, tor the most part,
uninformed and unaware regard-
ing the North American Jewish
Federation movement, including
its agenda, services, philosophy,
community organization and
problem-solving approaches.
This has unpaired the effective-
ness of dialogue and cooperation
between the two communities.
We expect that the reopening of
the CJF Israel office will usher in
a rich new era of Israel-Diaspora
During the May meeting of the
CJF Board, consensus emerged
as to the fact that the growing
agenda of Federations made the
restoration of the CJF Israel
office critical at this time. Council
maintained an Israel office from
1968 until 1972, and its restora-
tion was among the
First Jewish Woman Astronau t
Judith Resnik Ready for Liftoff
"You've come a long way, baby."
the advertising slogan for a
popular cigarette tells women,
and it has been some time since
the first woman fire fighter, first
woman bus driver, first woman
rabbi, and other such "firsts"
made ripples in the news. But the
first Jewish astronaut and second
woman in space that's still
something to boast about, quali-
fied a bit with little cringes of
envy from those of us who once
read the Flash Gordon comic
strip and envied his fearless
woman partner. Dale.
Resnik is said to be excited
about being on board the first
flight on the Orbiter Discovery
for a seven-day mission.
Thirty-five year old Resnik,
whose brunette good looks and
charming smile are now well-
known, grew up in Akron. Ohio,
and graduated from Firestone
High School in 1966. She earned
a bachelors degree in electrical
engineering from Carnegie-
Mellon University in 1970. and a
doctorate in electrical engineer-
ing from the University of Mary-
land in 1977.
After graduating from Car-
negie-Mellon. Resnik was em-
ployed by RCA in New Jersey
and Virginia as a design engineer.
Her RCA projects included dev-
eloping circuitry for radar control
systems, engineering support for
NASA sounding rockets, and
telemetry systems programs.
From 1974-77, Resnik was a
biomedical engineer and staff
fellow in the Laboratory of
Neurophysiology at the National
Institute of Health. Bethesda.
Md. Just before she was selected
by NASA in 1978. she was a
senior systems engineer in
product development with Zerox
Corp. at El Segundo. Calif. Since
completing her one-year training
as an astronaut candidate.
Resnik has worked on many
projects in support of Orbiter
Somehow she still found time
to become a classical pianist and
enjoys bicycling, running, and
flying during her free time. She is
unmarried perhaps career
demands have put marriage off
for the present.
Resnik's Jewish background
goes back to Kiev, Russia, which
her paternal grandparents fled in
the late 1920's. They first settled
in Palestine where her father
attended a yeshiva.
Later the family moved to
Technion's 1984 Harvey Prizes Awarded
HAIFA Dr. Peter Sorokin
of IBM's T.J. Watson Research
Center and a leading figure in
physics, and Professor Franz
Rosenthal. an internationally
renown authority of Semitic and
Arabic languages and culture,
and the Sterling Professor of
Near Eastern Languages at Yale
University, have been awarded
the 1984'Harvey Prizes of the
Technion- Israel Institute of
Technology at June 2 ceremonies
on the Institute's Haifa campts.
Dr. Sorokin s research at the
Watson Research Center
where he has been an IBM Fellow
since 1968 has been mainly in
the fields of lasers and quantum
electronics. He was awarded the
Harvey Prize in Science and
Technology in recognition of his
outstanding contributions in
these fields as well as being cited
for the invention of the dye laser
Dye lasers have had enormous
impact in the areas of spectro-
scopy. isotope separation, detec-
tion of trace impurities, and
treatment of tumors.
Prof. Rosenthal is a former
President of the American
Oriental Society whose
distinguished essays and books
of Semitic culture have also
earned him the Lidzbarski Prize
by the International Congress of
Orientalists and the Levi Delia
Vida Medal. Prof. Rosenthal
received the Harvey Priae in the
category of Literature ot
Profound Insight into the Life
and Peoples of the Middle East
"in recognition of his out-
standing contribution to the
deeper understanding of two
important aspects of Semitic
culture, namely the Aramaic
language and Arabic literature."
Prof. Rosenthal was also cited for
his compehensive handbook of
Aramaic dialects and his
penetrating analysis of Arabic
literature which has shed new
light on the humanistic and
aesthetic aspects of Islamic
The Harvey Prize Fund was
established by the late Leo M.
Harvey of Los Angeles. Calif., to
recognize major contributions
toward human progress in one or
more of four fields: Science and
Technology. Human Health,
Literature of Profound Insight
into the Life and Peoples of the
*>. Peter Sorokin
Middle East, and the Advance-
ment of Peace in the Middle East.
Each prize bears a cash award of
$35,000. Past recipients of the
Harvey Prize include Prof.
Freeman John Dyson for his
work in theoretical physics, and
Gershon Scholem for his studies
of Jewish mysticism.
The Technion is Israel's
Prof. Franz Rosenthal
primary center of advanced
technological teaching and
applied research. Over "0 percent
of all the engineers and scientists
working in Israel are Technion
graduates. A cornerstone of
Israel, the Technion is ranked
among the top ten technological
universities in the world.
Trial of 22 Jewish Terrorists
Suspended Until After Recess
JERUSALEM (JTA) The trial of 22
suspected members of a Jewish terrorist underground is
suspended until Sept. 16 when the courts reconvene
after their summer recess. The prosecution raised no
objections to the announcement June 27.
All but one of the defendants will remain in
custody however. The court agreed to release on bail
Moshe Zar, a West Bank real estate dealer who has had
health problems since he was attacked and beaten by
THE COURT ALSO decided to hold a separate
trial for six of the defendants who are directly
implicated in the killing of three Arab students and
wounding 33 in an attack on the Islamic College in
Hebron in July. 1983.
The 22 suspects, most Orthodox Jews from the
West Bank and Golan Heights with close ties to the
militant Gush Emu rum. went on trial in district court
here on June 17. The defense immediately filed for a
postponement on grounds that media attention created
a climate in which the suspects could not receive a fair
Cleveland. Ohio, where her
grandfather. Jacob, was a
shochet. and her grandmother,
Anna, worked for many Jewish
organizations. Her father, opto-
metrist Dr. Marvin Resnik. is
also active in many Jewish
In Cleveland, Resnik attended
Hebrew school and a photo
recently published of a preteen
Judy shows her blessing Sabbath
candles in Sunday school. She
became bat mitzvah but is not
strictly observant today.
In a pre-flight press conference
that NASA permitted with ABC
News on May 22, the intricate
details of Shuttle Mission 41-D
were explained by Commander
Henry Hartsfield and his crew:
pilot Mike Coats; mission spe-
cialists Mike Mullane, Steve
Hawley. Judy Resnik; and pay-
load specialist Charlie Walker
from McDonnell Douglas Air-
On the telecast. Resnik confi-
dently discussed many of the sci-
entific tests to be conducted on
board the Orbiter Discovery in
technical language only an
engineer could comprehend com-
pletely, demonstrating clearly
how fully prepared she is for this
monumental undertaking.
Some of the other "firsts" for
Discovery's 173-mile orbit will be
the first commercial pharmaceu-
tical processing in space; testing
of a large solar array; first flights
of a new satellite, the SYNCOM.
and a large mapping camera to be
used with the space shuttle in the
Carmi Schwartz, CJF Execu-
tive Vice President, announced
that Martin Kraar, Executive
Vice President, Jewish Feder?
tion of St. Louis, will serve as
Director General of the CJF
Israel Office.
Kraar, who was selected to be
the CJF Israel representative
after an intensive search process,
has a multi-faceted background
in Jewish Communal Service.
Formerly Executive Vice
President, Jewish Centers Asso-
ciation of St. Louis, he has held a
variety of positions in Federa-
tions and Centers as well
possessing distinguished acad-
emic credentials.
In addition to being the
Director General of the CJF
Israel Office, Kraar will also have
the additional itles of Director
General of the CJF Overseas
Operations and Associate
Director of CJF, reflecting his
duties in the U.S. as well as Israel
and his "interface'' with
European Jewish communities or
other overseas Jewish commu-
nities on behalf of CJF.
"I see this new challenge as an I
opportunity to make a major
contribution to the field, and to
provide my family writh a unique
experience." Kraar said. The
reopening of the CJF Israel office I
is an exciting and historic event
for North American Jewry.''
Scheduled to open this Fall.
the CJF Israel office will begin as
a three-year pilot project.
The Council of Jewish Federa- j
tions is the associations of
Federations. Welfare Funds and I
Community Councils which serve]
nearly 800 communities I
embracing a Jewish population oil
more than 5." million in the U.S.|
and Canada.
Established in 1932. thel
Council serves as a national!
instrument to strengthen thel
work and the impact of Jewish |
Federations through leaderships
in developing programs to meet I
changing needs in the Jewish I
community; through thel
exchange of successful expe-l
riences to assure the most effec'J
tive community service: through!
establishing guidelines for fundj
raising and operation:
through joint national planning!
and action on common purposesI
dealing with local, regionall
national and international needs, r
First National Conference On Hospice
NEW YORK Rabbis and
synagogues must play a key role
in developing hospices for Jewish
terminally ill as a vital service for
the nation's Jewish population.
Prompted by the demands for
hospice information and coor-
dination, the Synagogue Council
of America held the First National
Conference on Hospice for the
Jewish community. June 13 at
Beth Israel Medical Center in
New York City.
The allday conference brought
together 250 rabbis, nurses,
social workers, hospital patient
representatives. physicians,
hospital chaplains and lay leaders
from 20 states who stressed the
vital need for Jewish hospices na-
tionally. Several speakers noted
that Judaism has always con-
cerned itself with the importance
of maintaining life However,
until recently only a limited
number of communities have
engaged in Jewish hospice work
because the hospice movemenl
has been misunderstood by thaj
Jewish community which pre-]
ceived it as a Christian concur J
and a form of euthanasia.
Rabbi Mordecai Waxmaal
SCA president from Great NeckJ
NY. stressed that "Hospice is al
religious issue that synagoguesi
and Rabbis must address Hel
said "we must move forward in|
meeting this need."
Rabbi Waxman announced!
that the SCA would organiztl
regional hospice conferences!
train Rabbis and Rabbinic stc-.j
dents, establish an informatiojj
clearing house and newslettai
and develop a cooperative effortl
with Federations and hospitals Ml
provide hospice care and services!
for Jewish patients. "We look!
forward to working with otbal
agencies in developing propel
hospice facilities.' WaxmW|
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Friday, July 13, 1984 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
GCJFS Urged Koved Fund Support
i We at Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, Inc. would like
vou to know, how your Koved
Fund money is used.
A Jewish family arrives in
Florida looking for a new start.
On the way, they are robbed of
what few belongings and cash
thev possessed. They tum to the
Jewish community for help. The
staff at Gu,f Coast Jewish
Family Service investigates the
I circumstances and community
I resources and then can apply to
[federation for emergency help
Ithrough the Koved Fund. This
I familv can be helped with tempo-
I rary food and shelter.
Another recent example of
I Koved Fund use is a long term
[resident has used most of her
monthly paycheck to recover a
I kidnapped daughter. The
[daughter is returned to the
I mother, but now there is no funds
I to pay the Florida Power bill. The
I Koved Fund was able to pay the
Tpower bill for this reunited
mother and daughter.
An elderly couple is living on
social security. The husband gets
ill. He has no insurance to pay for
Counselors lend aid and assistance wherever there is a need.
prescription to prevent heart
failure. Medicare and Blue Cross
do not cover prescription medica-
tion. The cost of the drug is
beyond this couple's ability to
pay for this month. The Koved
Fund has come to the rescue.
Five Regional UJA
'Gesher' Missions to Bring 1,250
I Young Leaders to Israel This Winter
NEW YORK More than
1,250 young Jewish leaders from
Icross the nation will visit Israel
.etween December 2, 1984 and
klarch 12, 1985, as participants
n "Gesher," a series of five
egional United Jewish Appeal
^oung Leadership Cabinet
nissions. The series will include
xmr optional pre-missions to
pland and one to Czechos-
The announcement was made
ly Carl H. Kaplan of Washing-
Ion, DC, and Theodore A.
[oung of Philadelphia, the
Cabinet's National Chairman and
Missions Chairman, respectively.
" 'Gesher' is the Hebrew word
or bridge,' Kaplan and Young
jaid in their announcement, "and
Ihese missions will serve as a
Iridge between young American
lews and their peers in Israel.
The visits will provide several
Importunities for young
American Jews from the various
JtA regions to meet with their
Israeli counterparts and to realize
fhat no matter how we may
Activist Begun
Gets 6 Months
[ewish activist Iosif Begun,
ntenced last October to 12
tears in a Soviet labor camp for
[anti-Soviet agitation," has
cently been sentenced to six
onths in the camp prison for
ons unknown, the Student
Jtruggle for Soviet Jewry
According to the SSSJ, friends
[peculate that his imprisonment
rithin the Perm labor camp
omplex could be punishment for
resisting on religious observance.
put nothing definite is known
cause his wife and son were not
permitted to see him when they
sited the camp earlier this
72 Jews Exit
^NEw York (JTA) The
rational Conference on Soviet
|!*7JePortd that 72 Jews were
"7J Permission to emigrate
hnni e Soviet Un'n during the
Pnth of June. The monthly
C?5 over the past six months
B* been 80 Jews, the NCSJ said.
differ, our similarities are more
important than our differences.
"And," they continued, "the
'Gesher' missions present an
excellent chance to explore in
depth modern Israel and the rich
history and heritage we all
Highlights of the mission
itinerary include meetings with
young members of the Knesset
and home hospitality with young
Israeli leaders; visits to Jeru-
salem, kibbutzim, Galilee settle-
ments and high-tech industry,
and seminars on Holocaust-to-
rebirth at Yad Vashem, Israel-
Diaspora relations and the
current Middle East situation.
Mission members will also see
the firsthand results of UJA-
community campaigns in Project
Renewal neighborhoods, a Youth
Aliyah village and an absorption
center for Ethiopian Jews.
Further information on the
"Gesher" missions is avilable
from the Federation offices, call
A single parent has been
unable to collect child support.
Her job has not brought in
enough money to meet her rent
payment, the landlord is
threating eviction. The Koved
Fund is able to supplement the
rent check for that month and
this family is not out on the
An elderly woman needs home-
maker services in order to stay in
her own home. (Homemaker
service provides a person to come
to the home one to two hours a
week to help with housekeeping,
shopping, etc.) The woman has
no money to pay for these serv-
ices. Though, she is eligible for a
government program, there is a
year's waiting list. The Koved
Fund provided funds for emer-
gency homemaker.
The Koved Fund is monies
provided by you, the Jewish
community. It is a special fund
provided by Federation but is not
funded by campaign. If you do
not send a check to Federation
for the Koved Fund there is no
money available. People can send
($5) five, ($10) ten, ($15) fifteen
dollars to the Koved Fund. Any
amount adds up to meet the
emergency needs of our loca
fellow Jews in trouble.
The Koved Fund can not and
does not support individuals or
families on an ongoing basis. The
policy is to help those in need
only one time for one problem.
But even with this limitation, the
Koved Fund is in the red again!
Please help. Make your checks
payable to the Koved Fund and
send it to the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County, 302 S. Jupiter
Ave., Clearwater, Florida 33515.
Thank you.
To celebrate Isaac Bashevis Singer's 80th birthday on July
14, the Jewish-American Hall of Fame in Berkeley, Calif.,
has commissioned a medal in honor of the distinguished
author. The portrait on the medal is the work of Prof. Robert
Russin, following a two-day sitting at Singer's New York
apartment. "Free Will is Life's Essence" has been beautifully
calligraphed in English and Yiddish by Los Angeles artist,
Susan Fisher, for the medal's reverse design.
Shekel, Devalued Twice in One
Week, Now Reported 'Stable'
Jewish National Fund
Relocates Regional Office
As of July 1. the Jewish
National Fund in Tampa, will
move its office from its present
location on Sterling Avenue. The
new address and telephone
dumber is 8405 N.Himes Avenue
_ Suite No. 209, Tampa, Fla.
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Shekel was devalued a second
time last week for the second
consecutive day. It dropped by
1.1 percent following a 2.6
percent devaluation decreed by
the Bank of Israel.
Finance Minster Yigal Cohen-
Orgad and Bank of Israel officials
said they did not anticipate any
further small devaulations in the
near future because the gap
between the Shekel and inflation
has been sufficiently narrowed.
The Shekel has fallen in value by
about 13 percent this month after
dropping at an average rate of
nine percent a month since the
first of the year.
The back-to-back devaluations
caused concern and confusion on
Lillienbaum Street in Tel Aviv,
the country'8 black market
money center, which has been
flourishing since the early days of
the State without police inter-
Nervous black marketeers, un-
certain of where the Shekel would
be, lurked in doorways clutching
their currency-filled paper bags
but refusing to buy or sell. Later,
when the new official rate of
230.30 Shekels to $1.00 was
announced, the black market
rate, circulated by word-of-
mouth, was set at 295 Shekels to
the Dollar, a 28 percent dif-
Foundations & Designer Lingerie at Off Prices
Since opening its office in July
1981, the JNF has been able to
better serve residents of Florida.
The move to a different location
is being made to accommodate
the growth and volunteer acti-
vities within the state.
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Like Farrakhan,
Jesse's A Black Separatist
Jesse Jackson may have repudiated the
vicious anti-Semitic statements of Louis
Farrakhan, but he is careful to observe
that he has not repudiated the man.
To begin with, we have cause to
wonder how Jackson can be honest about
his repudiation of the statements. After
all, Jackson himself, made sufficient stir
earlier this year with his own anti-Semitic
inuendos about "Hymies" and
Is it possible that, for a person of such
mentality, the Farrakhan running com-
mentary about Judaism as a "dirty
religion" and Israel as a "criminal state"
is really so reprehensible?
But more important, Farrakhan
foresees a vast racial war within four
years that will pit blacks against whites
in an Armaggedon of blood. In effect,
Furrakhan is a black separatist. Does this
mean that Jackson, in refusing to remove
himself from this man, is a separatist,
We surmise that he is. Jackson's
apparent decision to make a separate
groups out of blacks and other minorities
whom he will cause to bolt from the
Democratic Party, and from the
traditional political processes of this
nation in general should he fail to achieve
his objectives at the upcoming
Democratic Convention in San Francisco,
puts him in the Farrakhan corner on this
issue, too.
Nor is there any solace in the fact that
Jackson does not foresee such a separatist
bolt until after the Presidential election
itself. In fact, it only seems to make his
own view of the black future in America
more commensurate with Farrakhan*s in
the first place.
Passion Play Poison
Why all the talk about the Passion
Play in Oberammergau. Germany? Why
do the American Jewish Committee and
the Anti-Defamation League of B*nai
Brith spend so much energy on this
event which occurs on a single summer
every ten years?
The answer is simple. As Dr. Marc
Tanenbaum. an official with the American
Jewish Committee, points out. we can't
take solace in the fact that
Oberammergau is after all an isolated
village in Bavaria. And so why should it
matter that a play featuring the spectacle
of ancient Christian anti-Semitic
sentiments about Jesus is once again
being given its infrequent run?
The fact is that between now and
September, says Tanenbaum. an
estimated 150.000 Americans will see the
play there. They will join a total audience
of some half a million Europeans, mostly
Furthermore, a recent study of Passion
Plays in the United States underwritten
by George and Arlene Hecht of Sarasota
shows that at least a dozen American-
produced Passion Plays hit the boards
also. Many of these are traveling road
Finally, the study by a young rabbinic
student, Samuel Weintraub, demonstrates
that most of these American plays are
based entirely on the Oberammergau
fantasy. And they appear in Florida,
Georgia, South Dakota and New Jersey,
among other places.
This means that the poison of
Oberammergau flows through the veins of
mainstream America. It is important that
Christians of good-will should understand
the content of these productions in terms
of their vicious anti-Semitism.
Arens Calls for War on Terrorism
Continued from Page 1
against Western society. To force
ourselves into a defensive pos-
ture, to exclude the option of
taking the offensive, is as suicidal
in the case of terrorism, as it
would be in any form of warfare."
THE ISRAELI official seemed
to be agreeing with Secretary of
State George Shultz who told the
conference's opening session that
"it is time to think long, hard and
seriously about more active
means of defense about
defense through appropriate pre-
ventive or preemptive actions
against terrorist groups before
they strike." Shultz did not spell
out what he meant by preventive
or preemptive action.
Arens made several sugges-
tions to the audience of some 500
diplomats, legislators, scholars,
jurists and journalists. He said
that the "cloak of legitimacy"
around Palestine Liberation
Organization offices in many
countries must be removed and
their status as diplomatic
missions removed.
He accused the governments of
Libya. Syria. Iraq, South Yemen,
and Iran of using their foreign
legations to support terrorism
while enjoying diplomatic immu-
nity. "The nations of the free
world should jointly warn these
governments that shielding ter-
rorism behind the facade of
legitimate diplomatic activities
will no longer be tolerated."
Arens declared.
He recommended that "... a
multi-lateral agreement to estab-
lish a collaboration between the
military forces of the free world
should be established, in order to
launch operations against terror-
ists in cases of emergencies
arising from terrorist action."
ARENS PRAISED the state-
ments by Shultz to the confer-
ence in which Shultz said the first
thing to understand is that
'terrorism is a form of political
violence directed against the
democracies against our most
basic values and often our funda-
mental strategic interests."
The lessons for civilized na-
tions, Shultz stated, is that "we
must respond to the terrorist
threat within the rule of taw, lest
we become unwitting accomplices
in the terrorist's scheme to
undermine civilized society."
States that sponsor terrorism
use it as a weapon of warfare, to
gain strategic advantage where
they cannot use conventional
means, Shultz observed. Heated
Libva. Iran, North Korea, and
the support given the PLO and
other terrorist gangs by the
Soviet Union as examples of
state-supported terrorism.
Noting the Soviet link among
international terrorist groups.
Shultz charged, "The Soviets use
terrorist groups for their own
purposes, and their goal is always
the same: to weaken liberal
democracy and undermine world
DIFFERING opinions were
voiced at the conference on how
to form an organizational um-
brella to strike against terrorism.
Yitzhak Rabin, former Israeli
Premier whose Cabinet author-
ized the mission to Entebbe in
1976. stated there is "an urgent
need" for a new voluntary inter-
national organization of govern-
ments "that accept the principle
of fight ing terrorism.''
Such an organization would be
headed by a high U.S. official and
have headquarters in Washing-
ton. Rabin suggested, and this
organization would not exclude
"a combined operation by the
member states" in combatting
terrorism. He added that such a
body would conduct intelligence
and counter-intelligence activity;
create effective defenses and pre-
ventive measures against
terrorism: provide aid and "coor-
dinated political activity against
countries that initiate or assist"
terrorist acts.
On the other hand. Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
suggested in his speech that the
United Nations "might well be
called upon" as the body to deal
with terrorism, rather than
creating a new international
organization for this purpose.
Kirkpatrick took exception to
Weinberger's view and said she
did not view the UN General .J
Assembly as the organization to
deal with terrorist matters
because a great many UN
members support groups such as
the PLO and the Southwest
Africa peoples' organization
which she called "terrorist
Sen. Daniel Moynihan. ID.,
N.Y.), urged the Reagan Ad-
ministration to join other
countries in forming a "special
agency devoted to stopping the
spread of international
terrorism." He added that he
doubted the U.S. would support
such a proposal, and suggested
the U.S. and o'her members get
together voluntarily "to help
defend one another."
The Jonathan Institute is a
private research center named for
Jonathan Natanyahu who lost
his life leading the successful
Entebbe rescue mission. His
father. Benzion. and one of his
brother's Binyamin, deputy chief
at the Israeli Embassy here, par-
ticipated in the conference.
BINYAMIN told the confer-
ence that terrorism is a "pheno-
menon which tries to evoke one
feeling: terror, fear. It is
therefore understandable that the
one virtue most necessary to
defeat terrorism is the antithesis
of fear, courage."
Natanyahu said there must be
courage from political leaders to
see the problem as it is and act
accordingly, and from military
men who may be called on to risk
their lives. "There must be
courage from every citizen in *
threatened democracy to endure
sacrifice and even, should there
be loss of loved ones, immeasur-
able pain." he said.
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Book Review
Jewish Authors-Friends or Foe?
Friday, July 13, 1984 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
Reviewed by
Anti-Semitism is an anathema
Iof our times. It has always
loisted, but is especially rampant
lMW The stereotype of the Jew
hws back to Shylock, depicting
I he devious Jew laden with
Imoney bags. In fiction he has
Ibeen shown as a huckster who
will sell anything for a price.
iTherefore Anti-Semitism has
Ibeen nurtured on unflattering
Ireports of Jewish characteristics.
jt will go on for time immemorial,
but these opinions arise also from
ignorance, and sometimes are
(colored by malice. We can go on
Weaming of. or hoping for, a time
W acceptance by all Christians.
but this may well be "wishful
thinking." For among ourselves
there are some, who look down on
their own with a critical,
declamatory opinion. But it is not
necessary for us to vindicate our-
selves. We do not need to
struggle against the defamation
of Jewish character; we do not
need either, to make ourselves
invisible or be resigned to anti-
Semitic persecution. We have
produced leaders among men:
i.e., Einstein, Brandeis, Jonas
Salk, there are too many to list.
Jews have been very successful in
government, politics, literature,
art, etc.
Shylock is Shakespeare's
version of the Jewish stereotype.
However, some of our current
Jewish authors have contributed
to this, also. There are also
eminent Jewish writers who have
presented a more flattering, yet
realistic version. Harry Golden,
for one, with his cracker barrel
philosophy has capitalized on
Jewish sentimentality, and
written about lower East Side
New York Jews with such
warmth, that his stories have fed
on our nostalgia, and nourish a
happy identification. He
describes a warm family lifestyle
almost non-existent today, three
generations living under one roof.
Today, in the 80's, many of our
older people are living in retire-
ment centers and nursing faci-
lities, and the young generation
Knesset Campaigns Madison Ave.-Style
The Knesset election
Campaign opening on tele-
vision last week was more
theatrical than political.
The half hour of air time
Hotted for the messages
kf all parties was in any
fcvent a welcome relief for
Viewers deprived of TV by
[he ongoing strike of
broadcast journalists.
The Supreme Court ordered
[he electioneering to begin for the
jrpose of informing the voters
^f the positions of the parties on
arious issues. The journalists
Complied, lifting their blackout
or 30 minutes, after which the
creens went dark again.
The show itself was a
stimonial to the methods of
Madison Avenue: entertain the
public, and they will buy your
oduct, or in this case, vote for
he sponsoring party.
THE LABOR Alignment
pted for light comedy. Its
|egment was opened by the
opular "Gashas Hahiva trio,
nown for their comic skits, who
t>ld the viewers, "I too used to
ote Likud. I too made a
histake." That confession of
tpentance was followed by film
lips of the Alignment troika
ihimon Peres, former Premier
[itzhak Rabin and former
esident Yitzhak Navon who
[immed up their political credos
I the few seconds allowed them.
I Labor's stress was clearly on
fooing the Oriental community
Ttah voted heavily for Likud in
he last two elections. Apart from
* fact that Navon himself is
ephardic, the voters were shown
eres as a pleasant family man
ping at home with his
randson, one of whose parents
PPpens to be Sephardic. The
Ices of unmistakably Oriental
fws were in fact very much in
iwence throughout Labor's
[Likud went in for endorse-
ments, featuring film clips of
FPle from all walks of life who
W they supported Likud.
ting of the Likud ministers.
I camera zoomed in for a close-
of Premier Yitzhak Shamir
F** an unusually stem, no-
nsense expression in contrast
[we paternal smile h* normally
esents to the public. There were
views of the country, with
ppnasis on the Temple Mount
Old Jerusalem which puzzled
tie observers since it is the site
Islamic shrines and an
potional issue for many Jews.
[Likud's most ubiquitous
p^gan was "The people want
flM, a direct retort to Labor's
Fou need the Alignment"
pgan. The voters will have to
* between what,
esumably, they "want" and
ttpresumably they "need."
Kg**"1 Likud "the poor
Ppiborhoods support Likud"
f1 traditional Jews support
Likud." There were also clips of
former Premier Menachem Begin
signing the peace treaty with
Egypt in Washington in 1979.
The Lebanon situation, easily
the most divisive issue debated in
Israel these days, was glosssed
over by both major parties.
Labor criticized the govern-
ment's policies, but only mildly.
Likud prided itself for securing
"peace for Galilee."
THE SMALLER parties on
the left wing of the political
spectrum, Shinui and Shu lam it
Aloni's Civil Rights Movement,
were sharply critical of the
Lebanon war. Both aimed their
campaign messages at Labor
supporters, claiming that by
voting for them they had a better
chance of moulding future policy
than by voting the Alignment
The National Religious Party
warned observant Jews that the
State-subsidized religious
education system would be
endangered without the NRP. It
directed its message to voters
who might support the more
ultra-Orthodox Aguda Israel
party, implying that only the
NRP can strengthen the
influence of the religious camp.
Tami, which represents a
largely Sephardic, low income
constituency, featured its leader,
Aharon Abu-Hatzeira, in a
fireside style chat. Former
Finance Minister Yigael Hurwitz
plugged his new Ometz party
which calls for economic
austerity and a broad-based
national unity government.
MORDECHAI Ben-Porat, a
member of the late Foreign
Minister Moshe Dayan's now
defunct Telem Party, stressed his
experience and personal
integrity. All of the various
parties' messages were pre-
often are off to their own padsl!
Golden's characters are vibrant,
emotional, energetic, expectant
and hopeful.
At Random:
Irving Howe in World of Our
Fathers has presented a real
panorama of Jewish ambition
and achievement.
Gerald Green has given us
loveable Dr. Samuel Abelman in
The Last Angry Man.
How about Bernard Malamuds
Magic Barrel's Leo Finkle, a rab-
binical student seeking help from
the marriage broker Pinye
Charles Angoff and his multi-
tudinous works.
Chaim Potok has a very posi-
tive approach. The content of The
Chosen is educational both for
Jews and non-Jews. The two
young proponents are serious in
their selection of careers, and are
imbued with a great deal of
dedication to Judaism.
In The Temple, Jerome
Weidman is desirous of building
a new town in the very heart of
Westchester County's most anti-
Semitic Waspland, a place where
Jews can hold their heads high,
and be the equals of their gentile
To Sam Levenson there should
be an award of the highest
laurels. In his first book, Every-
thing But Money, he presents
Jewish family life with such love
and aplomb that a reader's chest
can literally expand with pride
"to be a Jew." The entire volume
can be viewed as a monument to
this premise. The following
quotations demonstrate the
"I was raised as a virtually free
American in East Harlem, a
section of New York that was
called a slum by sight-seeing
guides, and an oppressed area by
sociologists ... I was a most
fortunate child. Ours was a home
rich enough in family harmony
and love to immunize eight kids
against the potentially toxic
Sen. Charles W. Percy (D., Ill), chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, meets with the American and
Israeli leaders of Pioneer Women-Na'amat during a National
Leadership Seminar to discuss equal rights for women, child
welfare, and aid to Israel. Left to right are Phyllis Sutker,
national president of Pioneer Women-Na'amat; Masha
Lubelsky, secretary-general of Na'amat in Israel; and Sen.
Brandeis University President Evelyn E. Handler (right)
accepts record annual gift of $1,906,536 from Brandeis
University National Women's Committee 1983-84 President
Cynthia Shulman of Newton, Mass., at recent national
conference of the volunteer organization. Since its founding
in 1948, the 65,000 member group has contributed nearly $23
million in support of the libraries at the nation's only Jewish-
sponsored, nonsectarian university.
effects of the environment
beyond our door. Since the social
scientists do not, as far as I
know, have a clinical name for the
fortunate possessors of this kind
of emotional security, I might
suggest they label them "the
privileged poor." Poverty never
succeeded in degrading our
family: we were independently
poor .
Our home was a background
for ... survival with dignity.
This was the American Revolu-
tion fourth floor back.
Mama and Papa were the
leaders of this band of freedom
fighters, consisting of seven sons
and one daughter whose home-
made weapons were hard work,
family pride, and above all, faith
in education as the major weapon
of our liberation movement.
Our parents set the moral tone
of the family. They expected
more of some of us, and less of
others, but never less than they
thought we were capable of. "The
Levensons" Joe, Jack, Dora,
David, Mike, Bill and Albert and
Sammy were different from
each other, yet very much alike,
as children and adults. As
brothers we were expected to
collaborate rather than compete.
Each was responsible not only to
himself, but to his brother, and
all were responsible to our
parents, who were prepared to
answer to the world for all of us."
These writers and many others
help raise our image in the eyes of
our gentile world, and thereby
present a positive approach. We
lay no claim to being white-
washed angels, for, of course,
there are the not so pure among
our ranks. I.B. Singer writes
about the good Jews and also the
bad ones, because he is realistic,
and tells it the way it is. He does
not go out of his way to vilify and
mock Jewish lifestyle.
However, there is another
entire school of our authors who
demean our people, and give to
the gentile world a scurrilous
image. In the next issue the
other side of the coin.
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^Congregations/Organizations Events
St. Petersburg
Calendar of Events
Pauline Rivkind Pre School.
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. Extended
Day program available in the
afternoon. Registration forms
available at Congregation B'nai
Israel, 301 -59th Street North, St.
Petersburg. For further informa-
tion, call Bev Sherman at 381-
Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah. The Afternoon Religious
School at Congregation B'nai
NAAM Convention
A Huge Success
Nearly 300 North Americans in
NEW YORK Close to 300
potential olim (immigrants to
Israel) gathered at Grossinger's
Hotel in New York State's
Catskill Mountains for the North
American Aliyah Movement's
Annual National Convention,
June 22-24.
From as far south as Tennessee
and Florida to as far north as
Montreal and Toronto, Canada,
convention participants had the
opportunity to attend workshops
given by aliyah shlichim and
professionals who answered
personal questions and gave
advice in their areas of expertise
such as housing and
employment, banking and
finance, the Israeli education and
medical systems, culture shock,
and other such topics.
Additionally, the conventioneers
had the chance to meet with
shippers and insurance brokers,
and were provided with a wealth
of take-home material on aliyah-
related concerns.
For the more than 50 singles
attending convention there was a
private wine and cheese party on
Shabbat afternoon at which time
goals and future plans for the
new NAAM Kadimah Singles
group were discussed.
Keynote speaker for the
weekend was Mr. Yosef Ben-
Aharon, Adviser on State Affairs
to Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzchak Shamir, and Deputy
Director-General for Special
Tasks of the Foreign Ministry.
Mr. Ben-Aharon, attending with
his wife Sara, spoke about the
economic, security, and political
situation of Israel (in reference to
the upcoming elections) and
naturally on aliyah.
Although the general
atmosphere of convention was
happy and enthusiastic, some
sadness was felt in saying
l'hitraot to outgoing President
Maurice Friedlander, who will be
making aliyah later this year
with his wife Rose (the outgoing
NAAM treasurer); to Marsha
Kirshblum, NAAM's Executive
Director who finished her term at
the end of June, and will be
returning home to Jerusalem in
September; and to Yerucham
Yarden, the Aliyah Center
shaliach who is the liaison to
NAAM and creator of the
Kadimah Singles chapter.
Yerucham's shlichut ends in
August, at which time he will
also be returning to Israel after
two years. Personal gifts of
appreciation were given to each
of the above for their unrelenting
dedication to NAAM and aliyah.
Finally, the definite high point
of the convention was the
extremely lively l'hitroat b'aretz
cocktail party given June 23 in
honor of all of the olim who will
be leaving within the next six
months. There was musical
entertainment and plenty of
dancing, singing, eating and
socializing of which the latter two
were prevalent throughout the
entire weekend.
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Israel of St. Petersburg is now
accepting registrations for the 84-
85 school year. Please call Cantor
Zummer, school administrator 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 three
through seven meet Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays. There is
a Sunday School program for
"K'tonton" grades K through
two. 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
membership dues. The new fee
structure 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
interested in obtaining further
information regarding Member-
ship in general should call the
synagogue office.
Jewish Singles News Corner
Have you joined the Tampa
Bay Area Jewish Singles yet? If
not, please send your name,
address and phone number to:
Tampa Jewish Community
Center, Attention: Singles, 2808
Horatio, Tampa, FL 33609, and
enclose a check for $12 (member-
ship and mailing list) or for $2
(mailing list only). Make your
check payable to the JCC,
designate' 'Singles.
Sunday, Jury 15. Swim And
Sun Party. River Oaks Condo,
Temple Terrace. You bring
lunch: we'll supply drinks. Boats
and tennis allowed. 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 22. Pool Party
and BBQ, Tampa JCC. Well
supply the drinks and condi-
ments; bring your own meat and
buns for the grill. 12 noon. ($2
members, $3 non-members).
WANTED: Anyone interested
in starting OWLS (Older but
Wiser and Livelier Singles) or
anyone in starting a Single
Parents Group, please call Anne
Wisman (Tampa 872-1506) or
Gerry (St. Pete 578-0201).
Chai couples group will be
conducting services at the temple
on Friday. July 13. Before
services a family Shabbot dinner
will be served to Chai members
and friends. The charge will be $4
for adults: S2 for children. Call
Nancy Weiss, 799-0831 for
Suncoast Chapter
The new officers of the
Suncoast Chapter of Brandeis
University National Women's
Committee are as follows:
President: Elinor Gordon.
Vice-Presidents: Book Fund,
Judy Elkin; Membership, Terri
Vogel; Special Projects, Lorraine
Leizer. Study Groups. Yolan
Ziessman and Charlotte
Sherman. Secretaries:
Corresponding, Syd Green:
Financial. Shirley Fischer:
Recording, Anne Baker.
Treasurer: Dorothy Goldberger.
Bulletin: Eleanor Adler.
Publicity: Anne Weiss. Life
Membership: Grace Pawlan.
A New Member Tea will be
held in August, and Terri Vogel
will be happy to invite any names
submitted to her. Please call her
at 797-9699.
Yolan Ziessman (796-7411) and
Charlotte Sherman (797-4505) are
hard at work coordinating Study
Groups for the Showcase in
September. Any suggestions for
study groups or mini-courses are
most welcome.
Judy Elkin (397-6556) is
planning an exciting Pot Pourri
Series for the Fall, which will
encompass book reviews, special
lectures and guest speakers.
Lorraine Leizer (596-4731) is
planning special programs for the
entire membership, in response to
your request for more than our
three main meetings for the year.
Please call her with innovative
ideas and suggestions.
North Pinellas
North Pinellas Chapter of
Hadassah recently celebrated its
first anniversary with a luncheon
and election of the following
President. Ruth Krouk: Vice
President, Membership Kate
Gendler: Vice President.
Fundraising Rosa Harris; Vice
President. Program Doris
Harding: Vice President.
Education Betty Berke:
Treasurer Use Hirsen;
Secretary, Corresponding
Harriet Morris; Secretary,
Financial Sylvia Kanegson;
Secretary, Recording Arlene
The Clearwater Chapter of
Hadassah recently had then-
installation of officers and the
following were installed:
Elaine Belkin. President; Mary
Hoschhauser, V.P. Membership;
Ann Baker, V.P. Education;
Natalie Silver, V.P. Fund
Raising; Marcia Cain, V.P.
Program; Jean Rosenbaum,
Treasurer; Betty Neuer, Finan-
cial Secretary; Evelyn Schultz,
Corresponding Secretary;
Dorothy Shapiro. Corresponding
Secretary; Pauline Rosenberg,
Recording Secretary.
The members enjoyed a mini-
lunch and were delightfully
entertained by Martin and
Michele Greene.
The officers and members of
the Golda Meir Friendship Club
extend our deepest Sympathy to
the Rutenberg family in their loss
of a beloved family member.
On Monday, July 16. we will
have a slide presentation on
"South West Journey." It will
start at 12:45 p.m. immediately
after the neighborly senior
services dining program. A social
will follow. Transportation will be
On Wednesday, July 25. we
will be entertained by Abe
Rubin's daughter who will be
visiting from Israel. She will sing
and play for us and refreshments
will be served. The time is 7:30
p.m. Donation of SI or a book of
S and H green stamps. Bring
them to our library.
If you have. moved you can
register for a new voting card at
the center. Don't give up your
Watch for news of interest and
of our activities in this column.
Branch 1053 of the Workman's
Circle will have a watermelon
picnic reunion at Freedom Lake
Park, Pinellas Park on Sunday
July 22 at 1 p.m.
AbeAderP Congratulations to the new
State Commander Abe Baker,
and the new State Auxiliary
President Ida Kadin and all other
officers elected at State Conven-
tion June 15-17, at the Sheraton
Bal Harbour, in Miami Beach
The Gulf Coast cheers on its
new officers. Ben Wisotzky Post
246 who was elected State
Trustee for two years, and Joe
Stern Post 409 who was elected
National Executive Com-
Sr. Vice-Commander Ben
Wisotzky represented Post 246 at
the annual luncheon celebration
of Gulf Coast Family Services.
Governor G. Robert Graham was
the honored guest. In audience
were many JWV members. To
name a few, Mr. and Mrs. Moms
Watnick, Mr. and Mrs. Murray
Jacobs, Mr. Joe Charles, Dr.
Philip Benjamin, Ethel Wisotzky
and Fred Margolis, Exec. Dir. of
Our next function is the Mid-
Summer dinner meeting, Aug. 8,
5:30 p.m. at Best Western
Skyway Inn. 3600 34th St.
South. St. Pete. Must have
reservations by Aug. 1. Donation
$8. Call Ben Wisotzky 867-0740,
Mollie Avery 391-4416, Bessie
Grusmark 343-7338, Estelle
Siebert 381-3362.
Paul Surenky
Post and Auxiliary No. 409
July 22 Post and Auxiliary
will service the veterans at Bay
Pines Hospital with bingo,
games, refreshments, etc. Please
contact Betty Cohen 799-2259
for further information.
Aug. 6 Auxiliary Board
members, please hold this date in
abeyance, for our next Summer
Breakfast Board meeting. You
will be advised further as to place
and time.
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
8:13 pm.
8:12 pm.
8:10 pm.
8:06 pm.
Religious Directory
400 S. Pasadena Ave.. St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi DavidSussklad Rabbi
Irm 8. Yoodovln Friday Evening Sabbath Services 8 p.m., Saturday
Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m. Bar Bal Mltxvah Service 11 a.m. Tel.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM Conservative
ISM 54 St.. 8., St Petersburg 3370? Rabbi Sidney Backoff Sabbath
Service*: Friday evening at8 p.m.; Saturday, t a.m. T*L 3U -3S0.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL Conservative
301 SO St., N., St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luskl Cantor Irving
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday. I a.m.;
Sunday 8a.m.; Monday Friday a. m.; and evening M ln> an Tel. 381 4*00,
Congregation BETH CHAI-Conservative
MO* 133 St. V. Semlnole SSMt Rabbi Sherman P. Klrahner Sabbath
Services: Friday evenings8 p.m.; Saturday, 0:30 a.m. Tel. 3*3-8813.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
13*3 8. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 39310 Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg *"
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday a.m.; Sunday mornlnf
Mln>ana.rn Tel.SSI-1418.
1*88 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater SSSM Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. Tel. 831
P.O. Box 117*. Dunedln SSSM 1S7S Curlew Rd, Palm Harbor S3MS Habbl
JaoBresky HahbothServices: Friday evealagS p.m. Tel. 788 8811
(oagTegaUon BET EM E T H umaalatlf
347* Nursery Rd., Clearwater Service: 1st Friday of every month. 8 p.m.
Tel. 8*8-4731 or 7*7-BM.

JCC News
Friday, July 13, 1984 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County Page 7
eir Center
302 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461-0222
Fred Margolis,
Executive Director
Charles W. Ehrlich,
Camp Kadima a Hit!
Camp Kadima opened on
Monday, June 18 with the largest
enrollment in its history over
210 children are attending
Session I.
Children in Kindercamp and
Kadima (ages 2'/2-9) have been
enjoying swimming, drama,
music, arts and crafts, dance,
sports, tennis instruction,
horseback riding, computer
lessons. physical education,
games and skits. They enjoyed
their first overnight at Camp on
Thursday, June 28 where they
were entertained by a counselors
talent show.
The campers in Safari-
Caravan- AITCIT-LIT programs
have just returned from a five
[ day trip to New Orleans and the
World's Fair. They all had a
jjreat time and are looking
| forward to the six day trip to
Williamsburg, Va. during the
second session.
Parents interested in enrolling
their child for Session II which
begins on Monday, July 16 are
encouraged to sign up quickly so
as to insure transportation. For
further information please
contact the JCC office at 344-
Jewish ijj
Arnold & Gnmdwog
-The only firm dedicated
to serving Jewish families
Post Camp Kadima
Still Has Openings
There are several openings left
for Post Camp Kadima which
runs from Monday, Aug. 13
through Friday, Aug. 17.
Post Camp Kadima will feature
all the activities that the children
have enjoyed at Camp Kadima
swimming, sports, arts and
crafts, drama, music, hot kosher
lunches, etc.
Many interesting field trips
have been planned for this week,
This is the perfect solution for
working parents who have to
make arrangements for child care
during this week before school
For further information, please
contact the children's director,
Diane Witkowski at 344-5795.
Senior Friendship Club News
Several members of the Senior
Friendship Club enjoyed lunch at
Camp Kadima on Friday, June
29. They enjoyed a delicious
lunch and were entertained by
our Kindercampers who are ages
2'2 through 4. It was hard to tell
who was having the most fun
the Seniors or the Campers!
The next event for the Senior
Friendship Club will be on
Thursday, July 26 when they will
have their picnic at the large
pavilion at Gulfport Beach near
the Community Center. Come
early, enjoy a swim, bring your
lunch SFC will be providing
the soft drinks. Here's a good
chance to catch up on the latest
summer happenings of all your
friends. For more information,
please contact Sherry at the JCC.
Ruth Rubin, a singer and
performer at the King David
Hotel in Jerusalem will hold a
special concert Wednesday, July
25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Golda Men-
Center. Accompanying herself on
the guitar, she will be performing
Yiddish and Israeli selections.
Ms. Rubin holds a dual degree
from Columbia University and
the Jewish Theological Seminary
in Sacred Music. She is married
to Steve Liebowitz who is
employed with the Israeli Press
Office. Ms. Rubin and her two
children are visiting her parents
Abe and Nettie Rubin of Clear-
All are welcome to participate
in the excitement of welcoming
Ruth to our community.
Admission is $1 to cover the
cost of refreshments, with
additional proceeds to go to the
Golda Meir Center for the
purchase of a second van.
Transportation will be
provided and can be arranged by
calling the Golda Meir Center at
461-0222. Please call for further
During the summer months,
library hours are abbreviated, so
call 461-0222 to be assured the
library is open.
The Neighborly Senior Serv-
ices sponsors a Kosher hot lunch
Monday through Friday at the
Golda Meir Center. Please call
Gloria for reservations and trans-
portation at 446-4422.
Monday Mornings 10:30
a.m. Weekly:
Weight Control Healthy
Eating Program.
Dr. Bob Davis, Nutritionist
and Gerontologist will examine
your individual eating habits.
Private weigh-in sessions.
Informal discussions of
Conversational Hebrew and
Great Decisions will continue
their Monday and Thursday
Friendship On Wheels:
Trips to shopping malls,
summer movie matinees or sites
of your choice in the CIRFF van.
This is open to people who would
like to come to the Golda Meir
Center who ordinarily cannot
come due to difficulty with trans-
portation. Call Joanne (461-0222)
for further information.
Health Insurance Assistance:
Curt Mayer is available to help
people with their Health
Insurance Forms. Call Fran for
an appointment (461-0222).
Coffee and Conversation with
Iris Lee, ACSW:
On Thursday, July 19 at 1 p.m.
Iris Lee of the Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service will lead a
discussion on subjects of your
choice. Please call the center if
you are interested.
Leonard Strelitz Elected Chairman of
Tel Aviv U. Board of Governors
Leonard R. Strelitz of Norfolk,
VA, was elected Chairman of the
International Board of Governors
of Tel Aviv University by an
overwhelming majority during
the 16th Annual Meeting of the
Board, held during the last week
in May. He replaces Mr. Jack L.
Cummings, who retired after a
five-year term.
The Board consists of 400
members from 22 countries
around the world, where Friends'
groups and associates work on
behalf of the University.
Tel Aviv University is Israel's
largest institution of higher
learning, with 18,500 students
working towards academic
degrees and 6,500 in other study
programs. Some 2,000 teachers
and researchers work in the nine
faculties of the University, which
operates with an annual budget
of over $100 million.
In accepting his new post, Mr.
Strelitz pledged to redouble
current fund-raising efforts in the
face of the economic crisis
confronting higher education in
Israel today.
"Thank you for the confidence
you have placed in me," Mr.
Strelitz told the Board. "I can
assure you that both my wife
Joyce and myself will devote our
unceasing efforts to the task
ahead so vital to the future of
this University and to Israel
It's time to relax and read .
read read! At the Golda Meir
Library there are many
interesting books waiting to be
read fiction, non-fiction, cook-
books, large print books, and self-
help books.
Among the recommended
books are: The Arab-Israeli Wars
by Chaim Herzog, Marienbad by
Sholom Aleichem, In The Land of
Israel by Amos Z, The Precious
Legacy and Escape From
Sobibor by Richard Rashke.
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then, they may be neither emotionally nor financially
equipped to deal with the situation.
To eliminate this problem, more and more families
are coming to us today for information on pre-arranged
funerals and prc-paid plans. One such monetary plan is
called a funeral trust agreement, by which the money
allocated in trust, which is deposited in an insured
financial institution, still belongs to you and may be
withdrawn at any time.
Feel free to ask us for the facts on funeral planning
prior to need, available now without cost or obligation.
(13) 822 2024

Pag* I The Jewish Fteridian o( Pincllas County Friday. July 13. 1984
Some 1,000 Jam Meeting To Hear Jerry FalwelVs Patter
CopygM t Bmttimor* Jtwisk 7%m*s
The three pickets out
side the Convention Center
were about as young as
many of the diners who
trooped into a third-floor
meeting room of the glass-
and-steel building for
breakfast -cum-exhortat ion
b\ one of America's better
known fundamentalist
preachers. Jerry Falwell.
The groups differed. at least
externally, in two different ways
With their bouffant hair-dos.
summertime three-piece suns and
glory hallelujah" enthusiasm,
those inside were about as neat a
bunch of kids as you're likely to
find these days. They also earned
dog-eared copies of the Bible
the New Testament, that is.
THE THREE tods outside
wore dressed a bit more casually.
and not every hair was in place
They w*re carrying something
too: a hand-painted placard that
read. Preach Love. Not Ha:?
If Jerry Fahreil had been an
ordinary clergyman, the pickets
woald probably have been back
in bed: 30 in the morning is not
tune for any reasonable person to
be marching about on the streets
for any cause. Bat if Falwell were
an ordinary man of the doth,
more than 900 people would not
have iammed into Rooms X"
30$. 309 and 310 of the Conven-
twe Center for more than two
hours of orange juke, ham and
eggs. coffee and uplifting
spirituals about the Kingdom to
ways of the world, and cheerful
about the sptrituel resur-
of America
Thit waa no orebcary earty
moreing revival nmtaig and k
was no ordinary breakfast- This
was the FoaVtaanch Annual
Mayor s Breakfast
SPONSORED BY a local af-
fihau of the FaOowafcap Foun-
dation which apomnrs the Pi
Prayar Breakfast in
each year the
to the breakfast bore
the official knprwnaKBr of the
Office of Mayor of the City of
Bakauore. a graphic device that
ndkatsd to at least caw fecal
Jewish official that the hi aai fan
"had the formal support of the
the apparent iiinaag of thick
and state than about Fatwefl s
pohbes. Many Chnscacs ware
Bwre oosst about FahsuTs
pohf t than about the iksn
state cantaooB.'
The preyves 13 Mayors
Prayer nuasfair I ware faa-iy he-
ats: arhtxs. Al had ystst abocc
bean ^paxsd by kxai news
paccis But Jerry FaJwuB was act
a= .TiT-,~A-> =i; arc aj| ir.. .-.
MBJI k 5aJL^:cre rasra w*j
If you hm the apple
of Goc s eyes he
m reference to
uis emowittl
He's no ordinary clergymanas pickets outside
learn form his 'glory hallelujah' breakfast
the Mayor, who have
on hstiri So'
| to be having a goodtn
Ha had the crowd with ban, all
900 of them. especially whan he
said he was glad he hadn't
to his closest advisors
town at the last -.:-
to do soaaethmg about
BIT I though*, said the
Mayor. "there s reiagvus
freedom a thai oounoy I .mat ana
gtd I cbdc t make a wrong deo
skm. Ik glad I decadad to stand
"riir TranilhaM, T fii'a i n
Two peccJe got jcaachng
ovmocBS :rsr, rcr- -.g before
they saad a word the Mayor and
Jxrry Fajwe I: s a?< aecessary
for al jf as tc agree wxi each
other sax: FalwaiL bet x a
aecessan f-.-r i_ :: a:
a spiritual awakening in
.America. I had lunch with a
lawyer who upieatun the
pnhhwwT of pornographic
magazine* I hatetoadmk kV he
said, but your safe is wammg.
The sales of all pornographic
nagenres are down.
" .America, on the
sashed FalweJL
tractions of a smger who is
apparently part of FahweU's road
show, the 10 people at each table
held hands and sang "God Bless
America or "Kate's Song." as
Falwell called it. referring to the
version by Kate Smith that was
pry?W daring the Second World
Then Dr. R. Alan Stmt.
professor of Evangnhsm and Neil
Testament at Criswei. Bibkl
College in Dallas. Texas, gave thtl
benediction and we all went dowil
the very efficient escalators til
the Convention Center to Pratt I
Street, where the three piduti|
were no longer in sight.
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ShamirSaus 'No'
Does Israel Have Carlos the Jackal?
lacerescsg words a
ac has sajd that Jews 'arc
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a- act rwue*" :ar. C-.-c i^rwrs
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among those sources cia-Tjng*
capture of Cartes by the Israel*
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refuses to kfcatify the detaine*
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