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Volume 5 Number 15
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, July 27, 1984
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Menorah Manor Appoints
Executive Director
Irwin Miller, President,
proudly announced the appoint-
Iment of Kdward W. Vinocur as
I Executive Director and Admin-
I istrator of Menorah Manor,
I "Our Home for Jewish Living."
Mr. Vinocur will work closely
with the Board of Governors to
oversee the completion of
construction, supervise the
furnishings and equipping of the
L/acility. as well as finalizing the
I overall operational plans for
Menorah Manor. The
anticipated date for the admis-
sion of residents tf) this Jewish
community sponsored non-profit
Kosher Home, servicing the
West Coast of Florida, is
| January. 1985.
Mr Vinocur comes to us from
IColumbus. Ohio, where he
served as the Administrator of
I Heritage House Operations and
Ithe Associate Village Admin-
istrator. His ten years at
Heritage Village, which includes
(Heritage House, a 146 bed
skilled and intermediate nursing
home and home for the aging;
llleritage Tower, a 100 unit
Edaard IV. Vinocur
Housing for the Elderly
Program: Oeriatric Service
Organization. an outreach
program: Retired Senior
Volunteer Program, and an Area
Training Center, affords him a
background with the expertise
and knowledge to ensure "Life
with Dignity" to the elderly
residents in the Suncoast-Tampa
Bay Area.
Mr. Vinocur stated, "I am
extremely excited to be joining
with such a dynamic group of
lay leadership in developing this
much needed service. I envision
Menorah Manor joining with
Menorah Center in being not
only a special home for our
residents, but the nucleus for a
variety of Community programs
serving many of our Jewish
older adults.
The Capital Development
Drive is still continuing, until
the goal of $6,000,000 is
reached. For more information
on, and to join in the develop-
ment of "Our Home for Jewish
Living," please contact the
Menorah Manor office at
58th Street North.
Petersburg, FL 33710 or
Jackson At Issue
Diatribe Strains
Ties Further More
Appeal For Affiliation
Rabbi Jan Bresky, outgoing
[President of the Pinellas County
Hoard of Kabbis and Rabbi of
[Temple Ahavat Shalom, has
J issued a special appeal for the
lunaffiliated Jews of our County
Ito seek a synagogue or temple
|as their spiritual home.
"This is the season when
Imost unaffiliated Jewish persons
land families consider synagogue
membership. I appeal to these
people to attend their local
[synagogue and become involved
[members. 1 know there is a
Igreat concern that certain
[personal problems or finances
Iwill prevent their participation.
P assure prospective members
lhat every synagogue or temple
know will not allow obstacles
Ito membership. We really do
jwant you to belong! We will do
[everything in our power to help
Rabbi Bresky continued "I
lam especially concerned with
Jewish singles and young
Rabbi Jan Bresky
married couples who would like
to be members of synagogues
but feel that they cannot afford
such participation. My message
to them is simple: the doors of
the synagogue are open!"
Rabbi Bresky suggested that
unaffiliated Jews attend a
Friday night or Saturday
morning service and then make
a personal appointment to meet
with the individual rabbi. "It is
so busy on Friday night we do
not have the time to give people
the time and attention they
deserve. Making an appoint-
ment during the week allows
you to really get to know the
rabbi and synagogue
Rabbi Bresky concluded "Our
goal is to dramatically increase
synagogue membership and
participation. The benefits to
the synagogue will be great, to
the unaffiliated person or
family, even greater!"
The Rev. Jesse
Jackson's latest verbal
diatribe denouncing the
American Jewish com-
munity's leadership may
lead to strains in the
traditional relationship
between the Democratic
Party and the American
Jewish community at the
party's national conven-
tion in San Francisco.
Hyman Bookbinder. the
Washington representative of
the American Jewish Com-
mittee, said in a telephone inter-
view that he fears Jackson's
suggestion that the Jewish com-
munity has sought to make him
a "pariah" may be the begin-
ning of scapegoating the Jewish
community for his failure to be
selected as the party's Vice
Presidential candidate.
BOOKBINDER, who was in
San Francisco to provide
information on the Jewish com-
munity to reporters, indicated
that former Vice President
Walter Mondale, the party's
likely Presidential candidate,
and other Democratic Party
leaders cannot "remain silent"
in view of Jackson's claims that
he has not been seriously
considered for the slot because
of "threats to Mondale by a
significant number of Jewish
leaders." Jackson said this was
"very evident."
Jackson's latest remarks were
contained in an interview with
The Los Angeles Times
published July 10. In it,
Jackson complained of "the
struggle by Jewish leaders to
make me a pariah and isolate
our support, and attempt to
isolate me from the masses."
At Stony Brook
Did SUNY Lie to Jewish Newsman?
I The Long Island
Jewish World has called
on Nassau County District
I Attorney Dennis Dillon to
determine if the State
^ liversity of New York at
stony Brook violated the
freedom of Information
ct when it told the Jew
sh weekly last February
|nat its files contained "no
orrespondence or other
[ocuments" dealing with
proposed gifts to the
university by "foreign
governments and busi-
nesses in the Middle
Five months after university
officials denied any such
material existed in its files, the
Jewish weekly said in its July
13 issue, memoranda and other
materials were published by the
Village Voice in its July 10 issue
revealing that the university
had initiated talks with Arab
representatives on proposals to
fund an Islamic studies center
on its Ix>ng Island campus.
Lippman, publisher of the Long
Island Jewish World, whose
office is in Great Neck turned
over to Dillon a series of docu-
ments that he said confirmed
that the university had failed to
respond properly to a request it
Continued on Page 8-
Mondale's press secretary.
Maxine Isaacs, was asked by
The New York Times whether
Mondale has been pressured by
Jewish leaders to keep Jackson
off the Democratic ticket. She
responded: "Reverend Jackson's
saying now that's not what he
meant. All I can do is refer you
back to Reverend Jackson and
ask him to clarify." Jackson
confirmed the content of his
remarks published in a tele-
phone interview with The New
York Times.
JACKSON, in The Los
Angeles Times interview, also
accused Mondale of placing
greater political importance on
Jewish voters, although, he
said. Blacks have been "the
most loyal" while Jews have
issued "a real threat."
Jackson was referring to sug-
gestions that the Jewish com-
munity may vote in large
numbers for President Reagan
should Mondale fail to take into
account the concerns of the
Jewish community.
Bookbinder said that
Jackson's comments indicate a
"resurgence of Jackson's chal-
lenge" to the Democratic Party
and its leadership. He described
the references to the Jewish
community leadership as "abso-
lutely horrendous," adding that
Jackson's continued public
attacks on American Jews
require that "we all take a look
at the Jackson phenomenon."
Henry Siegman. executive
director of the American Jewish
Congress, accused Jackson of
attempting to "polarize Amer-
icans and to set group against
group. We will not allow his
destructive and self-
aggrandizing politics to widen
the breach between the Jewish
community and Black com-
Continued on Page 8
Remaining Sister of Murdered
Syrian Welcomed in Canada
Jerome Lippman
TORONTO The sole
remaining sister of Lillian Abadi,
the 24-year-old Jewish mother,
who together with her two small
children were the victims of a
brutal murder in Syria laat year,
arrived in New York from Syria
with her family in April, the
World Jewish Congress reports.
Judy Feld Carr, who for eight
years headed the National
Committee for Jews in Arab
Lands of the Canadian Jewish
Congress, disclosed that the
victim's sister, Fortune Naftali;
her children, Adele, 7, Grace, 4,
Jacob, 1, and her husband,
Rehmo, were able to leave Syria
and arrived in New York where
they were reunited with other
members of the family.
According to Mrs. Carr, "an
unprecedented outpouring of
contributions by members of the
Toronto Jewish community in
response to the possibility that
the Naftali family might be
allowed to leave Syria, was a
major factor in bringing about
their release. The Naftali family
has expressed its deep
appreciation for such magnani-
mous gestures," she said.
Mrs. Lillian Abadi, the 24-
year-old pregnant Jewish mother,
and her two small children, Yosef
and Sandy, were stabbed to
death and mutilated in Aleppo on
December 28, 1983. The crime,
which sent shock waves through-
out the Syrian Jewish
community, was discovered by
the father, Chaim Victor Abadi,
when he returned home that day.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Friday, July 27, 1984
The Search For Survivors
The search began during the
last months of the war in
Europe. On the eastern front,
the massive Russian offensive
which had begun in June 1944
to coincide with the Allied
landings at Normandy, had
overrun the death camps of
Auschwitz-Birkenau. Majdanek,
Sobibor. Chelmno, and countless
others. In the meantime, by
April of 1945. the British.
French and American troops
had liberated the concentration
myriad of haunting ghosts.
Within a few weeks after lib-
eration, the "Brichah" move-
ment (meaning "flight"), organ-
ized by underground Zionist
groups. Jewish war veterans
camps of Dachau. Bergen-
Belsen. Buchenwald. etc.
It was a pathetic remnant
that then began the search. The
few searching for the many. To
find a husband or wife, a son or j^d ex-partisans, initiated their
daughter, a brother, a cousin, a own search. They did not look
friend, any familiar face or reas- for a specific relative, but rather
suring hand to pull them back for what remained of the Jewish
from the madness, and attest to family. An underground net-
their survival. Only a very few work covered the D.P. camps,
found someone, the majority of the ruined cities, villages, the
the remnant did not find any- forests. Throughout Europe,
body at all: just some bones individuals searched for others,
and ashes, and perhaps a forming units, then larger
Names in News
Israeli Wins Major Award in Kremlin
The awarding of the presti-
gious annual prize of the Fed-
eration of European Biochemical
Societies to Weizmann Institute
scientist Prof. Benjamin Geiger
at the closing ceremony of its
conference held inside the
Kremlin in Moscow earlier this
month has been hailed by Nor-
man D. Cohen, chairman of the
American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of Science.
"This great honor attests to
the significant international role
of the research work of Israel's
Weizmann Institute of Science,"
he said. The achievements of the
world-rank Institute, which is
currently marking its 50th anni-
versary Jubilee Year, "have
made a major contribution to
Israel's emergence on the world
scene as a pivotal center of
scientific pioneering," he de-
Prof. Geiger, of the Institute's
Department of Chemical Immu-
nology, was honored by the
FEBS for his contribution to
the understanding of the
mechanism of cell movement
and the means by which the
activity of the cell membrane is
Over 70 Jewish deaf and hear-
ing-impaired youngsters from
across the United States and
Canada participated in the Our
Way NCSY National Con-
vention, according to Rabbi
Eliezer Lederfeind, national
director. The convention was
held at Young Israel Shomrei
Emunah in Silver Spring. Mary-
land under the direction of
Joyce Dworsky, regional repre-
Theme of the convention was
"Israel." Program highlights in-
cluded a Sabbath Experience,
visit to Gallgudet College, an
awards banquet and tour of
Washington. D.C. Simon
Cannel, a leading educator and
author of a book on internation-
al sign languages, led a work-
shop about Israel and Jewish
deaf folklore. Plans were un-
veiled for the first Kibbutz
program in Israel for Jewish
deaf to be held this summer on
T kibbutz Kfar Etzion.
y Culmination of the convention
2 was an awards banquet held in
memory of Jeffrey I. Saloafca*.
Awards were bestowed upon
Jewish deaf individuals who
o, have personally strengthened
i, their commitment to Torah ob-
3 servance and to those who have
S succeeded in raising the Jewish
conscience of others in the
Jewish deaf community.
Union of Councils for Soviet
Jews reveals in Washington
that Soviet dissident Andrei
Sakharov is being held in a
a, dosed ward in the Semasbko
J Hospital in the city of Gorki,
3 250 miles from Moscow. Dr.
j Vladimir Yvgenievich Rechaov,
of the Advanced Training Insti-
tute for Doctors at the Academy
of Medical Science in Moscow, a
specialist in psychotropic
medicine and hypnosis, flies into
Gorki from Moscow every two
days on a specially assigned
plane. It is reported that Dr
Sakharov is injected regularly
with psychotropic drugs.
Further, the normal staff in the
ward to which Dr. Sakharov is
Anti-Defamation League ot
B'nai B'rith and B'nai B'rith
Women that the U.S. has
worked thus far in preparatory
meetings for Nairobi to "keep
the agenda free of contentious
political items."
But if preparations for the
assigned has been replaced with conference are "unduly Plti-
special personnel.
cized. the U.S. will very likely
not attend." she told some 160
Jewish women leaders, represen-
ting three million women from
16 nations.
Leo Frisch. a pioneer of
In an urgent letter to Presi-
dent Reagan, Sen. Howard Met-
zenbaum ID., Ohio) said, "I be-
lieve that the Soviet govern-
ment must, if it is to have any
further credibility in the
civilized world, permit imme- Jewish journalism who served
diate access to Dr. Sakharov by "s editor and publisher of the
objective international observ- American Jewish World, a Min-
ers. I ask that you request such neapolis weekly, from 1912 to
access in the strongest terms 1972- died June 29 at the a8e of
and that you encourage our W of natural causes, according
friends and allies to do the *> Robert Krishef, editor and
same. The Soviets must not be general manager of the weekly,
allowed to think that they can Services were held on July 2 at
with impunity contemptuously Adath Yeshurun Congregation,
violate the most elementary a Conservative synagogue to
which Frisch belonged.
Frisch was brought to the
United States from Lithuania
when he was 11. He was born in
Suvalki. Poland in 1890.
standards of human decency."
Lynn Singer, president of the
Union of Councils for Soviet
Jews, said. "We are deeply con-
cerned that the Soviets have re-
sorted to tactics reminiscent of
the 1930s. We demand an
immediate investigation by an
international medical team. The
Soviets have much to gain from
allowing the Sakharovs to be
examined and further by
allowing them to emigrate."
groups: the ingathering of the
exiles had begun.
Pleading, borrowing or even
stealing what was necessary to
transport Jews survivors of
the camps all towards
embarkation points in hidden
away coves and inlets, all of this
surreptitiously, and then
shipping their precious cargo on
leaky. sorry looking tubs
towards Jewish Palestine. A
story that has vet to b* fully
In the immediate post war
period, the "lucky ones." those
whose grandparents had had
some kind of mystical foresight
and then, perhaps through the
accident of birth, had been
fortunate to have been living in
the Americas during the
murders, began their own search
for relatives. Here and there a
few such reunions did take
place, but when the enormity of
the crime was fully disclosed, it
was apparent that these would
be less likely to occur.
Miracles do occur however,
and as late as 1981. during a
world reunion of Holocaust
survivors in Jerusalem, it was
related that two sisters saw
each other again after 35 years,
each thinking that the other had
It is now nearly 40 years
since this so-called civilized
world managed to regain a small
part of its soul and we are
still searching for survivors.
Not because we want to find a
lost brother or sister; perhaps
that may happen as well, but
because we must hear the
survivor's story over and over
Many would ask me why do I
want to rehash that all over
again? Why not just forgive and
forget? No one is interested any
more .
More ominously perhaps, that
we Jews don't have a monopoly
on suffering and are using the
Holocaust to blackmail the
world on behalf of Israel; and
the litany goes on. ad nauseam.
At one time, in self-righteous
smugness. I would have
answered; "Isn't it glaringly
The "Adopt-A-Grandchild"
Project of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service is honored to
receive the volunteer grand-
parent services of Elsie and Lou
Danziger. Some time ago they
were formally introduced to
gift which was received by Dr. 5^^^" T.Andrea. ^
n...;j U7i-j__ ____:.i:-l Clearwater. The subsequent
The National Council of Jew-
ish Women has announced its
gift of the organization's records
to the Library of Congress.
National President Barbara
Mandel signed the instrument of
David Wigdor, specialist in
Twentieth Century Political
History for the Library of Con-
"We are tremendously pleased
that NCJW's records will join
those of other organizations as
well as the fact that we will be
in the illustrious company of the
personal papers of such notables
as Abraham Lincoln and Felix
Frankfurter," said President
Mandel. NCJW has a rich 91-
year history of advocacy and
community service in our
Sections throughout the coun-
try, and we are delighted this
history will be preserved in the
Library of Congress for
The NCJW records will be
preserved in the Library of Con-
gress as a separate collection,
one of the 10.000 collections the
Library now maintains.
weekly visits have proven
rewarding and totally enjoyable
for both families. Andrea, a
single-parent child, needs the
very special attention and
support she is now receiving
from the Danzigers who are
retired and living hundreds of
miles away from their natural
"Adopt-A-Grandchild" is
available to children and senior
citizens residing throughout
Pinellas County. Children from
infancy to age 16 are indi-
vidually "matched' with senior
volunteers whom they see on a
once-a-week basis. "Adopt-A-
Grandchild" is designed as a
"prevention program" to help
children with different needs
cope successfully and feel valued
and loved.
We currently have children on
our waiting list waiting to be
matched with "grandparents"
who have some very special
Fans Tuesday that the time to spare and share while
United States may boycott the strolling on the beach, during
1985 Nairobi World Conference k>ng walks in the park or simply
on Women sponsored by the in the comfort of home.
United Nations if the meeting is "Adopt-A-Grandchild"
politicized with an anti-Western "grandparents" and
bias. "grandchildren" are doing so
Jean Gerard, U.S. Ambas- much to enrich each others'
sador to UNESCO, told an in- lives. The Danzigers have been
temational conference of Jewish telling their friends the very
women leaders sponsored by the same thing. Families and
seniors won't you join us?
Andrea and "Volunteer Grand-
parents" Elsie and Lou
Please contact Ms. Carol Unger-
leider, Project Director, at 381-
The "Adopt-A-Grandchild"
Project is funded jointly by the
Juvenile Welfare Board and the
Jewish Federation.
obvious why we must?" bJ,
any more. I could answer!
as time passes, we are
more of that personal testjj
and shall not be able to i
it in later years, for 4
that we must learn its
so that it never happens i
(cliche like, but oh. how i
that because we art
survivors in a sense, we 1
responsibility towards
that did not survive; that i
matter of our own self
and pride to record our his
not only of the martvrs
gas chambers, but also on
resistance to the slaughter,!
went beyond human endur]
. And many more such i
ments. But to me, one ail
will suffice that to
silent would be the
crime of all!
The author it prat
searching for survivors
liberators of concentn
camps for interviews, to
documentation and
material on the Hofa
Please contact: Ben
1813) 323-3736.
Rosen, is participating m\
Oral History projects of
Center for Holocaust Studk
an interviewer.
The Center for Hob
Studies, Documentation
Research, was establish*
1974 as the first Center i-|
United States devoted
sively to researching andt
menting the events of]
Holocaust. There is an
need to record the testimo
all who were involved
tragic events of World Ha]
so that future generation^
learn the lessons of histort
addition to recording tht I
monies of survivors of
concentration camps, the I
for Holocaust Studies is
ing the testimonies
American soldiers whose
liberated the camps. and\
had contact with Hob
survivors in the Diul
Persons camps in the imn
post-war period.
The Center for Hob
Studies has asked Mr flo|
contact Veterans and sun
groups in Florida, for]
purpose of obtaining
history interviews. They
your participation in tht\
History project, so that I
can preserve the testimonies
documentation of the
witnesses for future gene
Mr. Rosen is an expen
interviewer. You will find hi
be knowledgeable, sympfllj
and congenial.
Dr. and Mrs. Leonari|
Morris of St. Pete
announce the engageme
their daughter. Wendy
In D. Haber. son of
Mrs. Phillip Haber. AtlanKj
Wendy is a graudat* j
Petersburg Junior CollegfT
is an optometric technics
Atlanta. Ira attended
University of Florida
University of Georgia;
employed at Globe <
Company, Atlanta.
Their wedding will take]
at Congregation B'nai Isrr
Petersburg in March of'
An American official warned
Paris Tuesday that the
Just East of Belcher
Maranatha Village
2305 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, Fl 33546
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Friday, July 27, 1984 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Governor Graham Applauded Efforts Of GCJFS
, a packed house of
,rtl hundred guests The
Arable Bob Graham took
I, from his busy schedule as
Conor of our state in order
rflv to St. Petersburg and
rt cipate as guest speaker for
X Annual Celebration and
Icheon of Gulf Coast Jewish
Lnv Service. In a moving 20
lute address, the Governor
loenized the outstanding lead-
Ihip the agency has provided
[care to the aged families and
Vth of our community. He
cribed the agency as a state-
te leader recognized for com-
Lionate an innovative care.
hong programs discussed
lluded. Homemaker Service to
disabled, adult and senior
llunteer services to the
lubled youth through the
BoptAGrandchild program
W rehabilitative services to
Eiors with mental health
bblems. It was indeed an
inor for the organization to
lye held an event attended by
Vh an esteemed guest as
fcvonor Graham. Governor
aham has long been known
his absolute commitment to
Imanitarian and social
jograms for the elderly and
tabled which have allowed
Jem to stay out of institutions
jig times of physical and-or
mental crisis. Examples include
the Homemaker service and
mental health residential and
rehabilitative programs run by
our Gulf Coast Jewish Family
State legislatures personally
participating in the event in-
cluded State Representatives
Peter Wallace, Doug Jamerson,
Pat Baily, Dorothy Sample and
Dennis Jones. Participating on
the dais included councilman
Welsch, Rabbi Youdovin, Mrs.
Margaret Jacks, (Chairman of
the state long-term cares
ombudsman committee). Mrs.
Jacks praised GCJFS and its
statewide leadership role in
providing meaningful commu-
nity residential programs for the
elderly. Her remarks included
discussion of a continued state-
wide effort to rehabilitate and to
assist seniors in nursing and
share-a-homes who need mental
health counseling.
Clients assisted by GCJFS
served as hosts and hostesses
during the event which was
covered by the media. A poem
was read by one of our GCJFS
clients which brought many in
the audience to tears. The poem
expressed thanks to the Gover-
nor and Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service for assisting her
in time of crisis. The Governor
recognized Mr. Harry Green,
(President of GCJFS) and the
Board of Directors as well as
Mr. Michael Bernstein (Execu-
tive Director, GCJFS) and his
professional staff for their suc-
cessful efforts to bring new and
meaningful programming to
those in need. Among special
guests recognized from the
audience included, Edith Hoppe,
District Administrator, Florida
Department of HRS; Saul
Schecter, Vice President,
Pinellas County Jewish Feder-
ation; James Mills, Juvenile
Welfare Board; Gene Christen-
sen, United Way of Pinellas
County, Representative for the
United Way of Pasco County as
well as county and city officials
who all contribute vital funding
to the organization.
Mr. Green presented the Gov-
ernor with an antiquity approxi-
mately 3,000 years old which
was originally located in Israel.
The piece was presented to the
governor in recognition of his
untiring commitment to serving
the aged and disabled of
Florida. All participants attend-
ing the event were deeply ap-
preciative and proud of the
governor's attendance.
From the Rabbis Desk
Twenty years ago, three
dom riders, two Jews and a
Ick, were gunned down by
lite racists in Philadelphia,
|ssissippi. Two decades later,
first black man to mount a
\\o\is bid for the presidency
rily blames Jews for the
Jure of his candidacy.
Perhaps no American has
nefitted more from civil rights
ns than has Jesse Jackson.
demagoguery is a sad, bit-
By ironic "memorial" to the
preme sacrifice paid by
dman, Schwerner and
Vs a Jew and as an
nerican, I am appalled by the
duction of crude anti-
nitism into this campaign, a
Appearance of racist rhetoric
thought had disappeared
Im national politics. Sub-
Ttute "nigger" for "Hymie" in
ne of the statements heard of
and you have a mirror
lage of what white bigots once
It free to say about the blacks.
|lt would be unfair to blame
sse Jackson for the cooling of
^ck-Jewish relations in recent
ars. Even those of us who
Are in the Civil Rights Move-
pnt early and have been
uggling to recapture some of
profound spirit do not fully
Iderstand what happened.
irhaps some falling out was
evitable, even desirable, as
acks and Jews discovered that
eir self-interests as minority
oups, while mutual in many
Ppects, were not identical. As
p often been the case
roughout human history, the
Co groups over-reacted to this
scovery, exacerbating tensions
pi making the schism between
em appear wider than it need
I Jesse Jackson didn't create
p situation. Nor will his
npaign accelerate further
fterioration, at least not in the
|ng run. A recent New York
fmes-CBS poll revealed that
* candidate has had far less
Pact on black attitudes than
f been supposed.
I Rev. Jackson's failing is not
W he has damaged relations,
Mt that he did not use his
jndidacy as a vehicle for
pairing relationships, not only
Ptween blacks and Jews but
"ng all minorities. That was
the promise of the "Rainbow
Coalition." It is a promise
unfulfilled, a promise betrayed.
Jesse Jackson can blame no
one but himself for his troubles
with the Jewish community.
Despite a thick dossier of griev-
ances against Rev. Jackson,
including the widely publicized
photograph of him embracing
Yasir Arafat, most Jewish
organizations had determined to
remain on the sidelines during
the campaign, lest their
participation become an issue.
When the extremist Jewish
Defense League published
strident anti-Jackson literature
and sent thugs to disrupt his
rallies, the mainstream Jewish
community voiced its outrage,
and the effort died.
Jewish organizations
remained uninvolved until the
infamous "Hymie" remark,
which was made to, and
reported by, a black journalist
working for the Protestant-
owned Washington Post. Jewish
leaders muted their reactions as
the candidate waffled through
days of clumsy denials that he
had said anything offensive, and
they continued to do so, despite
Jackson's refusal to repudiate
Louis Farrakhan.
One can argue that a reverse
double-standard was at work
here. What would our com-
munity's reaction have been had
Ronald Reagan or Walter
Mondale refused to repudiate
the support of George Lincoln
Rockwell, who also believes that
Hitler was a "great man"?
Indeed, had Rev. Jackson
moved swiftly to acknowledge
the "Hymie" remark, apologized
unambiguously and repudiated
Louis Farrakhan, the entire
direction of this campaign might
have been different. At the very
least, the now tarnished image
of the Rainbow Coalition would
have been restored and, with it,
the hope that increased minority
participation in electoral politics
might bear the fruit of seeds
planted by civil rights activists
in the Sixties and early
This is not to deny the con-
siderable benefit Jesse Jackson s
candidacy has brought to black
Americans, and to our country
as a whole. A democracy is only
as strong as its weakest link
which, for America, had been
the political alienation of its
black citizens.
Several hundred guests attended festivities.
Gov. Graham chats with staff and clients of GCJFS.
Rev. Jackson is by no means
the first black to break into
major league politics, but he is
the first to do it at the highest
level of all which is an unpre-
cedented breakthrough.
In the years ahead, new
generations of black leaders will
stream through doors opened by
Jesse Jackson. When they do,
they can count on the support
of Jewish voters, provided
support is earned and not for-
feited. Harold Washington is
mayor of Chicago because large
numbers of Jewish voters
supported him against a Jewish
opponent. Blacks would not now
be serving as the mayors of Los
Angeles, Philadelphia and other
cities without substantial
Jewish backing. Even Andy
Young did well with Atlanta's
Jewish community, despite his
troubling statements at the UN.
Ironically, Jesse Jackson's
campaign may also engender an
improvement in black-Jewish
relations. Although black and
Jewish leaders are convinced
that the campaign rhetoric,
particularly Farrakhan's, does
not reflect the real attitudes of
their people, they are, never-
theless, stunned by the potential
for hostility that has been
unleashed. Consequently, there
are now efforts to mend fences,
and to restore those coalitions of
decency that are indispensable
in calling our blessed country to
its true idealism.
Let's hope and pray that
these efforts succeed. And let's
explore avenues for our
participation here in Pinellas
The Circuit Court is the topic
of a discussion led by Elihu
Berman, a candidate for Circuit
Court Judge, and sponsored by
the Jewish Community Center.
A meeting will be held 8 p.m.,
July 30 at the Center.
The public is invited.
Volunteers to assist in Mr.
Berman's campaign are
(Right to left) GCJFS President Harry Green, Gov. Graham, Mrs.
Jacks, Mike Bernstein, at the celebration.
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Taking Firm Strides Toward Window Into Space
At the beginning of
1983, Israel's Minister of
Science and Development,
Yuval Ne'eman,
established the Israel
Space Agency to co-
ordinate present Israeli
space study and pioneer
new ventures to take Isra-
el to the front in this vital
scientific area. The
Agency's establishment
was not widely publicized
and the media largely
ignored it.
In part, this probably resulted
from doubts as to the
contribution that a tiny country
such as Israel could make to
space science, an extremely
expensive area generally
considered to be reserved for
super-powers and technical
However, Israeli space science
is well-based. A straight line
leads from Israel's successful
launching of a meteorological
research rocket in 1961, via Is-
rael's high quality military mis-
siles, which are a spin-off of that
research, to the present Space
Agency with its varied space,
communications and industrial-
economic interests.
ISRAEL'S well-developed
electronics industry, missile
expertise and physics research
provide a good basis for and
also stand to benefit from
developments promoted by this
youngest Space Agency.
Because of its insecure politi-
cal situation and uncomfortable
geopolitical beat ion. Israel
needs to be independent in vital
areas, including space science
and satellite communication.
Long-term national strategic
planning must provide the
wherewithal to forestall a
situation where, for example,
the services of the com-
munications satellite presently
transmitting Israel's com-
mercial, political and other mes-
sages, might be suspended.
Are there prospects for an eventual Israeli
satellite, based on Israeli know-how and
industry? Israel-born Prof. Dror Sadeh,
chairman of the Department of Astro-
Physics at Tel Aviv University, hopes so.
He heads the new Israel Space Agency
launched at the beginning of 1983.
Tiny Israeli Agency Boosted by Highly
Successful Record in Electronics Industry
Israel must be prepared to
meet the challenge of Arab-Sat.
a communications satellite
owned by a 19-nation Arab
consortium, including the PLO,
which when set in the sky over
the Middle East in 1985 will
grant the Arabs great intel-
ligence advantages.
TEL AVIV bom (1932)
Prof. Dror Sadeh heads the
Agency. Prof. Sadeh, who
studied physics at the Hebrew
University and the Sorbonne,
specialized in Astro-Physics in
the U.S. and is now chairman of
the Department of Astro-
Physics at Tel Aviv University.
Far from being worried by the
lack of publicity, he is gratified
that the Agency is being al-
lowed to carry on its work far
from the public eye.
The Agency's staff is tiny:
five paid administrative staff
supporting several score
physicists, planetary scientists
and engineers who provide their
services voluntarily. As part of
a collaboration agreement.
NASA gave the Israel Space
Agency knowledge it had
acquired by years of hard work
a gesture of confidence in Is-
rael's ability to create new
knowledge in space science.
The hope and possibility of
independently placing an Israeli-
made satellite in orbit are still
July's D. C. Doldrums
But Ferraro Electrifies a Sleepy Town
While Washington slows
down in July, a direct
result both of the Con-
gressional recess and of
the humidity, interest
turns from legislation to
politics. Of course the hot-
test topic is the precedent-
shattering move the
Democratic presidential
Sen. Charles Percy
Woeful Choice
nominee, Walter Mondale,
made in choosing three-
term Rep. Geraldine Fer-
raro to run for Vice Presi-
dent on the Democratic
Unnoticed by the national
press but of vital importance to
the Jewish community is
Ferraro s outstanding record of
support for Israel during her
tenure in Congress.
1979, Ferraro has consistently
been supportive on all issues of
concern to the Jewish com-
munity these include support
for every foreign aid bill for Is-
rael and against all attempts to
cut this aid. She has also
endorsed all initiatives to stop
the sale of sophisticated U.S.
equipment to nations hostile to
While many chose to keep
silent, or were critical of Israel
during the 1982 war in Lebanon,
Ferraro publicly supported Isra-
el's move into Lebanon and
opposed the sanctions imposed
by the Reagan Administration
on Israel during this conflict.
In April, 1963, Ferraro visited
Israel, Lebanon and Cyprus,
and following this trip sent a
letter to President Reagan
saying: "Having just returned
from an official visit to Israel, I
am more concerned than ever
that the U.S. fulfill its commit-
ment to Israel's military
defense," and she warned
against Administration policy
that encouraged Israel's enemies
to believe the U.S. and Israel
are no longer acting in concert.
publicly stated that she
disagreed with virtually all of
Jesse Jackson's positions on the
Middle East, including "his
advocacy of an independent
Palestinian state on the West
Bank and Gaza, a withdrawal
by Israel from the occupied
territories, an insistence that Is-
rael establish no more settle-
ments and that the U.S. should
open talks with the PLO."
Ferraro is a principal co-
sponsor of the House bill
requiring the U.S. to move its
embassy to Jerusalem, and has
demonstrated conceren over
Egypt's possible violations of
the Camp David Agreement.
Ferraro has also sponsored
legislation designed to improve
Israel's economy by
implementing a U.S.-Israel Free
Trade Area.
In sum, her record has been
an outstanding one, and her
addition to the Democratic
national ticket should be most
reassuring to friends of Israel.
A NUMBER of Washington
columnists and foreign policy
Continued on Pace 12-A
"experts," including some
Administration officials in
private, have expressed the hope
that the Labor Party in Israel
will gain victory in this month's
elections. They take the position
that a Labor government would
be more willing to make terri-
torial compromises in exchange
for "peace" than would a Likud-
led government.
What they overlook is that no
Israeli government, Labor or
Likud, is going to willingly
endanger the security of the
State by permitting an armed
hostile Palestinian "state,"
"entity," "homeland," or other-
wise to be established on the so-
called West Bank.
remote. Therefore, at first tfc j
Agency is hoping to be able to
utilize occasional space room
the American or European space
shuttles for small experiments.
For the present. Israel's
Space Agency will concentrate
on modest, practical, productive
and sophisticated areas, such
as: remote sensing, a micro-
gravity laboratory, a space bio-
medical laboratory, and x-ray
THESE KINDS of basic
research can provide ideas
which, when applied, will
contribute to a great expansion
of Israel's science-based
industry. New products, jobs
and profits will be created as
occurred in the U.S. On this
basis, the Agency is
endeavoring to mobilize research
money from local industry.
In light of the need for space
science, Tel Aviv University and
the Technion Israel's
Institute of Technology are
establishing a joint Center for
Space Studies, with the aim of
preparing a body of talented
young people trained in space
sciences, who will constitute the
future basis for Israeli inde-
pendence in this sphere.
The Space Agency will aid
and collaborate with the Space
Studies Center, as it is already
collaborating internationally
with the well-established
agencies the United States'
NASA and the European Space
Agency in experiments and
studies in which Israel supplies
particular expertise.
achieve maximum results in the
search for new space and
planetary knowledge through
strategic utilization of a small
budget, by almost literally
hitching a ride on someone
else's space shuttle, and sharing
the knowledge discovered.
The eventual production and
dispatch of an Israeli satellite
based on Israeli know-how and
industry would be both another
proof of Israeli capability and a
great step towards maintaining
Israel's intellectual, economic
and scientific independence.
While negotiating postures or
diplomatic style may be
different. Israeli foreign policy is
rooted in the principle ot
national survival, which is not
surprising given the fact that
Israel is a nation created out oi
the ashes of six million Jewish
dead. In other words, there is
little credence to the expecta
tions of the "experts." and no
need for friends of Israel in the
country to worry that the new
government will "sell the store.
Unfortunately, there is also
little likelihood that King
Hussein will be more forth-
coming about peace negotiations
than he has been for the past
couple of decades.
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Traveling In Israel
J&ris has recentfy
am an extended visit to Israel.
Irhe following story is Mr.
yarns tongue-in-cheek version
[){ his experiences.
Travelling in Israel can be a
iverv rewarding experience if
proper preparation is made. It is
I truly a country loaded with
[diverse cultures, people and
historical sights. Frequently
tourists become frustrated drawback of the bus system is a
because of minor inconveniences slight danger. When the last
that arise on their vacation. By person enters at a bus stop the
following these simple rules
written by someone who
travelled Israel independently
you will enjoy a pleasant trip.
Israel possesses one of the
most modern, dependable and
inexpensive bus services in the
world. Anyone who studies the
routes will have no problems
travelling from city to city and
inter-city also. The only
driver closes the door and starts
to go to save time. If you are
the last person on the bus you
must balance better than most
Olympic gymnasts are capable.
You must pay the driver, take
back your bus ticket, put your
change in your pocket, help the
old lady in front of you and hold
your luggage all at the same
time. Unfortunately, once I was
the last person on at a busy bus
Book Review
An Orphan in History-
Retrieving A Jewish Legacy
Reviewed by Louise Reseler
We have had literally dozens of
Ibooks about three generation
ewish families in fiction, but
account is outstanding
ause it is biographical as well
auto-biographical. Paul Cowan
tes: "I am an American and a
ew. I live at once in the year
982 and 5743, the Jewish year in
hich I am writing this book. I
Paul Cowan, the New York-
I son of Chicago bom, very
merican, very successful
arents: and I am Paul Cohen,
descendant of rabbis in
ermany and Lithuania."
The subtitle of this book is
Retrieving a Jewish Legacy, and
is accomplished by Paul
Cowan, by going back into the
history of his family who came
om Germany and Lithuania.
Moses Cohen, Rabbi Jacob's son
of Lidovinova, Lithuania was the
member of this family to
ome to America, settling in
Chicago. Here, he established his
factory, The Union Iron
"ompany. He hoped to realize a
earn to have his son Jake, (Jack
he called himself) in the
business, and rename his
pmpany "Moses Cohen and
on." but Jake wanted no part of
He adapted quickly to
American ways and founded his
company, selling cement
One of Jake's sons was
ouis. and the biography covers,
argely, Louis Cohen's life and his
Paul's; the name becoming
The early German Jes have
onsidered themselves aris-
tocrats and viewed the Russian.
Lithuanian and Polish Jews as
nenticants of Europe who
ecame peddlers in America.
ey originated the word "kike,"
*ith its connotations, a kind of
Jewish anti-Semitism, and a
nain exponent for them was
ouis Cowan. He was ambitious
fareerwise, and to mount the
adder of success, he felt that he
pad to divest himself of any
traces of Jewishness; Louis had a
deeply divided identity. He had
"tained knowledge of Jewish
' (i.e.. knowing how to liar en.
iom Kippur repentance rites and
lasting, dietary laws, etc.), but he
angered to be accepted as a
Cosmopolitan intellectual, a kind
been really accepted socially and
she knew she would never be
popular. So she, too, for a kind oi
salvation immersed herself in
causes, and by the time she met
Louis Cowan, she had acquired
new friends and some self-
confidence, in which she had
formerly been sadly lacking. Her
views were egalitarian, so she
never, in her own mind ascribed
to the theory that the Jews were
a chosen people who suffered, yet
endured. She fought a ceaseless
war for social justice, and in her
prime, aligned herself with the
causes of the National Council of
Negro Women, and strove to
achieve integration for them. By
this time Lou Cowan had made a
certain peace with himself. She
was impressed with his urbanity,
and at this time of his life, Lou
did radiate a certain self-
confidence. He, in turn was
impressed by her gracious ways,
fell in love with her, married her,
but they did not live happily ever
after. Three years later he became
Director of Domestic Affairs for
the Office of War Information,
and they moved to New York. He
began to hobnob with many
famous and prominent people,
and here he hit his stride. Among
his many accomplishments, the
following stand out, and will
evoke many memories: i.e. on
CBS he became Director of
Creative Series, and this was
during the McCarthy Era. He
originated the programs, The
Quiz Kids, Information Please,
Stop the Music, and The $64,000
Question. This program contri-
buted to his unfortunate
downfall. There was another
similar program, "21," which was
found to be rigged because
contestants had been told
answers in advance. However,
Lou Cowan and The $64,000
Question was thoroughly honest.
The scandal was monstrous,
and CBS asked him to resign.
November 1959. The impact of
this affair tarnished him and his
self-image so badly, that he was
inconsolable for a long time. In
1962 he took a position at
Brandeis. as Professor of Com-
munications. He also joined
Columbia School of Journalism.
secret yearnings.
The balance of the book covers
Paul's life, and how he was able
to "retrieve his Jewish legacy,"
going to the lower East side, the
Jewish ghetto that he never knew
existed. He had been so schooled
in the belief prevalent in his
German Jewish class, that there
were no poor Jews, that he was
amazed and confused. Joining
forces with a young Orthodox
rabbi, Joel Price, who worked
with these people, a whole new
world opened up to him. The
individuals whom he befriends,
and the case histories that he
relates are so fascinating,
practically spellbinding, that
they must be read, to be appre-
ciated. The New York Times said
of this book: "More than the
story of a life: it is the story of an
experience ... At a time when
many are seeking answers in all
sorts of paths religious,
mystical and political Paul
Cowan managed to find them,
and himself, in his own history."
stop and I began to do my
balancing act. Suddenly the
driver stopped for a pedestrian
and I was thrown ten feet
I broke my glasses, tore my
pants, popped my left shoulder,
broke three ribs, sustained
permanent brain damage and
lost seven cents in change. To
add insult to injury I am
currently being sued for
whiplash by the old lady in
front of me on the bus.
be the last one on at a bus stop.
The banking system in Israel
is the pride and joy of many
Israelis. It has been upgraded in
the past few years to include
automatic tellers, computers and
impressive office spaces. The
only minor chink in the armor of
these impressive thrifts is
detected when an unsuspecting
tourist tries to cash a traveller's
check. The banks recently insti-
tuted rules that every bank
employee must sign two forms
before a travellers check can be
cashed. It can easily take a full
banking day to cash one check.
One visit to a bank the janitor
refused to sign the forms until I
had thoroughly cleaned all of
the toilets in four bathrooms.
After four hours I had all of my
forms signed and cashed my
check only to be stopped by the
janitor on the way out. He
physically forced me to give him
three dollars for the "Tidy
Bowl" I accidentally spilled in
the bathroom.
small branch offices with fewer
employees to save time getting
forms signed.
Israel is perhaps the wealthi-
(it country in the world in
terms of history. From biblical
times warriors have constantly
fought for the holy land and
dozens of different empires have
reigned. Because of this abund-
ance of history Israel possesses
hundreds of interesting
museums scattered all over the
Open Letter To Mrs. M
Inspiring Octogenarian
Teachers sometimes find that
their own most inspiring learn-
ing experience has come about
as a result of their dealing with
an exceptional student. They
may learn about courage or
perseverance or the will to excel
in spite of many obstacles.
Counselors, also may have such
experiences. Treating all clients
with respect and non-
judgemental objectives is funda-
mental to the work of the
professional counselor, but like
the teacher with the exceptional
student, the counselor with the
exceptional client may also find
Mrs. M. is such a client. In
her middle eighties, she has
enjoyed a long and happy
marriage and has successful,
Shirley Serbell, ACS W
her personality is a wry sense of
humor which often allows her to
laugh at the human condition.
I have learned a great deal
from Mrs. M. about love,
courage and giving. I have also
Among his contributions at this ^ chiWren. A loving, indep- learned once more that many of
stage of his life is his creation of endent intelligent woman, she tne problems of the aged like
National Library Week and
National Book Month. He served
as advisor to Adlai Stevenson in
his political campaign, and joined
Jewish WASP. The only choice the American Jewish Committee,
88 to isolate himself from his in which he played a lead role. So
brilliant was his mind, that his
son recalls that he predicted that
amily and to immerse himself
EfP'y in the Christian world.
'hat, for a certain period of time
irne his modus vivendi. He
led a German-Jewish girl,
Spiegel, who was even more
wused than he in her self-
.tity. Her family had become
stian Scientists in a very
there would be an oil problem
with the Arabs in the early
Paul Cowan's mother, as afore-
mentioned, was also a leader, and
the only white member of the
Board of the National Council of
was in great measure
architect of these things. Like
all of us, however, she is not
without problems. The most
serious of these relate to her
health and that of her husband.
Suddenly she felt unsure of her
ability to manage and wisely
decided she needed someone to
talk to about the problems and
her feelings about them. Coming
to Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, she presented her situa-
tion in a clear, forthright way
and although often in tears she
those of any other age, can be
solved by a willingness to face
them realistically, with hope and
open-mindedness. Thank you,
Mrs. M. You have earned not
only my most sincere respect
but also my love.
country. One of the major flaws
with Israel is a shortage of clean
bathroom facilities. Tourists are
frequently forced to hold for
hours before satisfactory faci-
lities can be found. I once wet
my pants in Jerusalem looking
for a bathroom and I was
mistaken for an Arab terrorist
with a modern water bomb. I
was immediately arrested by
police and quarantined for two
days. When they began to
investigate me the only
dangerous object they found
was a serious case of diaper rash
that still plagues me now.
visit many museums because
they have the only clean bath-
rooms in Israel.
Israels national airline, El Al,
is the Middle East's frontrunner
in technology, service and
safety. Their 97 percent on time
ratio is one of the best of all air-
lines in the world. They are now
servicing over 50 airports
throughout Asia, Europe, North
and South America. Their prices
are competitive and they include
full meals. However, the food
should be avoided under any
Flying from New York to
Israel we received a meal of
Matzoh ball souffle, kosher
Wilson three tennis balls (sliced)
and fish head soup. After
several minutes of watching
everyone stare at their food I
decided to be the first brave
soul, and I sampled my souffle.
I immediately grabbed every-
one's attention when I tried to
climb out of my window for
fresh air. When I could not open
the window I burst into an
uncontrollable fit of agony and
charged the cockpit. I
attempted to hijack the plane to
the closest McDonald's (Madrid,
Spain) before I was knocked
unconscious by three female
stewardesses that cooked the
plenty of snack food for your
trip to Israel.
Israel also has kibbutzes, one
of the world's most fascinating
societies. These are socialistic
agricultural communities that
are governed democratically by
their members. The members
eat, work, raise their children
and live communally. They
provide their own social
security, health care and law
enforcement. In effect they are
small independent communities
within the country of Israel.
Kibbutzes are a cultural expe-
rience that all tourists should
see. Since there is no formal law
enforcement on a kibbutz they
depend strictly on subtle means
for keeping strangers off their
property. They are all trained at
giving strangers dirty looks
until they are so uncomfortable
that they leave.
If you are able to overcome
this discomfort you can eat and
live free while witnessing the
phenomenal kibbutz life.
RULE NUMBER 5 Practice
giving dirty looks in front of a
When arriving on a kibbutz
immediately begin giving every-
one dirty looks and they will
assume that you are a member.
Much can be learned from my
experiences in Israel. Your trip
can be greatly aided by follow-
ing these simple rules and learn-
ing from my slight misfortunes.
'goted gentile suburb, remote w^m) Women. Paul felt that he was aDle to discuss possibilities
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am any temple or shul. Her
ids were Gentile youth she
at school, at church, and
e offspring of German Jews
*io were leaders, as were her
parents in the Lake Shore
Country Club, but she felt a
ganger bi both milieus.
n her youth she had never
identified more with the conflicts
that bothered his mother, than
with his father's. In her younger
years, Polly Spiegel Cowan had
viewed her father as a Jewish
version of Sinclair Louis
Babbitt: Her husband (Pauls
father), Lou Cowan was
conflicted by some of the same
and options. What is more, she
acted upon the decisions she
had reached. AU the while,
without a trace of self-pity, she
continues to remain active in
community affairs, reaching out
to others in her usual loving
way. Another delightful facet of
1325 S. Belcher Rd., Ciearwater
North Pinellas County's Only Conservative Congregation
Announces Early Registration for Religious School
Offering Classes From
Pre-Alef-Hebrew High
Classes Offered
Under Direction of Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg
For Further Information, Call The Synagogue Office
531-1418 ______________

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County Friday, July 27, 1984
Congregations/Organizations Events
Summer, often a slow season
in American synagogues, is
hopping with activity this year
at Temple Beth-El.
In addition to regular Friday
evening and Shabbat morning
services, the congregation is
offering a full-fledged Adult
Education Institute during July
and August, with courses in
Torah and Jewish history, and
one in Basic Judaism for
prospective converts. The total
program brings several hundred
people into the synagogue each
week during the hot weather
The effort was suggested by
Rabbi Ira Youdovin who wanted
"to dispel the popular notion
that God takes a vacation
between Shavuot and Rosh
Hashana. On the contrary,
because of life's slower pace
during these months, people
have more time to take
advantage of what the
synagogue has to offer. We're
thrilled by the response."
To underscore the message
that summer is not lost time.
Rabbi Youdovin entitled his
history course, "Great Jewish
Events That Happened During
the Summer." He scheduled the
first session for the Fourth of
July, figuring that "if nobody
showed up I'd have an excuse
and anybody who did show up
would be a miracle." My wife
and I came fearing the worst,
and were overwhelmed to find
cars in the parking lot and
nearly 40 people sitting in
Also on tap at Beth-El is an
extraordinary Torah course
taught year-round by Miriam
Shrager, a self-educated
layperson Rabbi Youdovin
describes as having "a scholar's
knowledge of her subject. She
teaches in the rich tradition of
our sages, paying loving
attention to every word, and
challenging her students to
draw hidden meaning from the
Worship services are more
informal during the summer,
with no choir and laypersons
often serving as readers.
' i Iowever, rather than
disbanding after a brief service,
the congregation stays for
punch and cookies, and a "rip-
roaring discussion" of the
week's Torah portion. "People
know they can leave whenever
they like," Rabbi Youdovin
notes, "but almost everybody
stays until I'm physically
exhausted, and then small
groups continue debating the
issues in the parking lot."
Temple Ahavat Shalom of
Palm Harbor has set its sights
on doubling its present
membership of more than 250
by July, 1986.
Rabbi Jan Bresky predicted
that the goal can be reached
within two years. "Such a
growth," he said, "would benefit
our immediate community. It
would give a large number of
unaffiliated Jews an opportunity
to experience the joys of
synagogue that include the
religious services, social
functions, educational programs
and, most importantly, a warm,
caring community."
As part of the membership
drive, "membership teas" will
be held three times next month:
August 5, 19, and 25.
Bresky was the founding rab-
bi of the congregation in June,
1978, and increased its
membership from 18 to its cur-
rent figure. In September, 1982,
Ahavat Shalom moved from a
building on State Road 580 to a
new $l-million structure on
Curlew Road.
Calendar of Events
Pauline Rivkind Pre School.
Applications are now being ac-
cepted for the Fall, 1984
Semester for 3- and 4-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
2808 Horatio, Tampa
Jewish Singles
(4) Saturday House Party at Michelle's house. Dale Mabry
North to Busch Blvd. exit. Go west (right) on to Gunn Hwy.
First light Linebaugh make left. Right at 7-11 (Plantation
Housing Devel.) Left at first stop sign (Sugarmill Dr.) First
left on Chadbourne. Right at stop sign (also Chadbourne)
10546 Chadbourne. Call Michelle 962-4077 for further info. S3
members; $4 non-members.
(7) Volleyball, JCC Tampa, 7:30
(8) Planning meeting, 7:30, JCC. Please come with IDEAS.
(12) Sunday Brunch at People's Restaurant, North Dale
Mabry, $5.95 Let's meet at 12 noon.
(18) Sunday Dance at Harbour Town (see July 7 for info)
(21) Tuesday Volleyball JCC Tampa 7:30
(25) Saturday Giggles Comedy Lounge, Busch Blvd.
Tampa. Let's meet in front at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. show.
Tickets $5.
Information: Please call any of the following:
Anne Weisman: 872-1506; Risa Shuhnan: 961-2921;
Mitchell Williams: 933-5184; Rick Myers: 962-8151; Cheryl
Feldman: 870-1054; Gerri Goldman: 578-0201; Sharon
Swallwood: 447-5952.
Please send to: Tampa Jewish Community Center
Singles. 2808 Horatio, Tampa, FL 33609
Make check payable to the Jewish Community Center and
designate SINGLES.
Please check: new ( ) old ( ) single parent ( )
over age 40 ( ) I'd like to help ( )
I am enclosing SI2.00 membership and mailing (
$2.00 mailing only ( )
Israel, 301-59th Street North,
St. Petersburg. For further in-
formation, call Bev Sherman at
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
administrator at 381-4900 for
more information. A registration
form will be sent to you upon
request, enabling you to
properly place your child. Clas-
ses for children grades 3
through 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
Schedule of Services
For Tisha B'Av
Commemorative service and
program for Tisha B'Av will
begin Monday, August 6. Minna
at 8 p.m., Maariv at 8:15 p.m.
Please bring a flashlight with
On Tuesday, August 7,
Shahrit service begins at 8 a.m.,
Minna at 1 p.m. and Maariv at
8 p.m.
New Dues 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
Membership 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, ad-
dress and phone number to:
Tampa Jewish Community
Center, Attention: Singles, 2808
Horatio, Tampa, FL 33609, and
enclose a check for $12 for
membership and mailing $2
to be on the mailing list only
(Checks payable to the Jewish
Community Center designate
Saturday, August 18, 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay Area Jewish Singles
dance at Harbor Town
Condominiums Club on
Bayshore in Clear-water. DJ
music provided by Q-105 Pat
George. $4 members; $5 non-
members. Cash bar $1;
munchies provided.
Saturday, August 25. Giggles
Comedy Lounge, Busch Blvd.,
Tampa. Meet in front at 8 p.m.
for the 9 p.m. show. Tickets $5.
WANTED: Anyone interested
in starting OWLS (Older but
Wiser and Livelier Singles) or
anyone interested in starting
Single Parent Group, please call
Anne Weisman (Tampa 872-
1506) or Gerri (St. Pete 578-
Abe Ader Post 246
from President Ronald
Reagan to Abe Ader Post 246:
Congratulations on your
nomination for the 1984
President's Volunteer Action
Award. Although you were not
among the final award winners,
your contribution to your
community and your fellowman
has helped revitalize the spirit
of voluntarism in our Nation. I
commend the way you have
shared your time and talents.
Nancy joins me in sending our
heartfelt appreciation and good
wishes. Signed by Ronald
An apology to Rabbi Ira
Youdovin of Temple Beth-El for
not mentioning his presence at
Gulf Coast Family Services
luncheon. June 28. Rabbi
Youdovin played an important
role, by pronouncing the
Benediction and he is a member
in good standing of Post 246.
A Congressional Veterans
Forum on Veterans' Health Care
was held by the Committee on
Veterans Affairs of the U.S.
House of Representatives.
Congressman Michael Bilirakis,
R-Fla.. and Congressman J. Roy
Rowland, D-Ga. in attendance.
Representing Post 246,
Benjamin Wisotzky Sr. Vice
Commander (Acting
Commander), Ethel Wisotzky
Aux. Patriotic Instructor,
Helene Lesser Aux. Jr. Vice
President and Commander
Harry Weiss of the JWV Gulf
Coast District Council.
Please Reservations must
be made prior to July 31 for our
upcoming Mid-Summer Dinner
Meeting, August 8, 5:30 p.m. at
the Best Western Skyway Inn,
3600 34th St. S., St. Petersburg.
A full course dinner with music
for dancing and listening.
Choice of Steak, chicken or fish.
Donation $8. Call Ben Wisotzky
867-0740. Estelle Siebert 345-
1002, Bessie Grusmark 343-
7338. Mollie Avery 391-4416.
Post 409
Paul Surenky
July 22 During the
Summer months, the Post and
Auxiliary will continue to
service the veterans at Bay
Pines Hospital. Your help is
needed, and if you can spare
three hours, please contact
Betty Cohen 799-2259.
August 3 Gulf Coast
County Council is sponsoring a
Naturalization Program at
Franklin Mall, Tampa at 1 p.m.
We urge all who can, to please
attend, and wear vour uniform.
August 6 Auxiliary Board
meeting will be held at Denny's
in Countryside at 9 a.m. for
breakfast and discussion.
Friendship Club
The officers and members of
the Golda Meir Friendship Club
take this opportunity to thank
Charles and Isadora Rutenberg
AuguatS 8:19 p.m.
August 10 8:13 p.m.
August 17 8:07 p.m.
August 24 8:00 p.m.
August 31 7:52 p.m.
and the Golda Meir Center for
their generosity in inviting our
members to lunch at the Kapok
Tree Inn and to the performance
of the best of Gilbert and
Sullivan show at Ruth Eckerd
Hall on Tuesday July 10. It was
a pleasurable day.
On Wednesday July 25, at
7:30 p.m. we will be entertained
by Ruth Rubin, an entertainer
from the King David Hotel in
Jerusalem. She will sing and
play for us Yiddish and Israeli
selections. This program is
sponsored by the Golda Meir
Center. Admission is $1 to cover
the cost of refreshments. If you
need transportation call the
center at 461-0222.
We solicit your contributions
of S and H green stamps to be
used toward the purchase of
another van.
Do you need to register for a
new voting card? Come to the
center and let us help.
Although our club is not
meeting during the month of
August you are welcome to
come to the hall on Mondays
and socialize. We will resume
our meetings on Monday Sept.
10 at 1 p.m. with a business
meeting and social. Watch for
further announcements. We
invite you to join our club and
participate in our programs. The
dues are $5 per year per person.
You may join by attending our
meeting and supply us with
your vital statistics such as
name, address, phone number,
birth date and anniversary date.
We hope to have good
attendance in the coming year.
The Clearwater Chapter of
B'nai B'rith Women will have a
Champagne Brunch on Sunday,
August 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Bombay Bicycle Club in
For information and
reservations call 398-2934 or
Friendship Club
The Club has been meeting
with much enthusiasm this
summer. It was decided to
continue to socialize for the
summer months and the
attendance has been very good.
All kinds of games, cards, mah
jongg, rummy Q, etc. in our
pleasant APR room make for a
cool and delightful afternoon
each Thursday from 1 to 4:30
p.m. We greet new and old
members and guests, and some
have already joined for the
coming year.
For any information regarding
our Club, call our President
Hilda Schwartz, 799-3026. A
very Happy and Healthy
Summer to all.
Religious Directory
400 8. Pasadena Ave.. St. Petersburg SS7B7 Rabbi David Susaktnd Rabbi
Ira 8. Youdovin Friday Evening Sabbath Services 8 p.m., Saturday
Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m. Bar-Bat Mltxvah Service 11 a.m. Tel.
Congregation BETII SHOLOM-Conservatlve
18*4 M St., 8., St. Petersburg 391(7 Rabbi Sidney Backoff Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday, a.m. Tel. SM-SSM.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL Conservative
SSI M St., N., St Petersburg J3710 Rabbi Jacob Luskl Cantor Irving
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening > p.m. Saturday, a.m.;
Sunday a.m.; Monday Friday S am.; and evening Mtnyaa Tat. Ml **>
Congregation BETH CHAI-Conservative
84S0 US St. N., Semlnole SUM Rabbi Sherman P. Klrshner Sabbath
Services: Friday evenings 8 p.m.; Saturday, :M a.m. Tel. S-SStB.
Congregation BETH SH ALOM C ooservntiv e
IMS 8. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater JJflU Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg Sab
bath Services: Friday mining S p.m.; Saturday a.m.; Sunday morning
Mlnyania.m. Tel.Ml 1418.
ItSS 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater mil Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at i p.m.; Saturday l*:Ma.m. e Tel. Ml M*
P.O. In 111*, Dinhl ttBI 1878Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor SSM1 Rabbi
Jan Break, Sabbath Services: Friday evening 8 p-m. Tel. 786 -gfll.
Congregation BET EMET Humanistic
M7t Nursery Rd., Clearwater e Service: 1st Friday of every month. S p.m.

JCC News
Friday, July 27, 1984 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Fred Margolis,
Executive Director
Charles W. Ehrlich,
Playgroup at JCC
The JCC is now accepting
registration for Playgroup 1984-
85. There is a limited number of
openings still available for Sep-
tember. Children must be two
(2) years old on or before Sept.
30, to be eligible for Playgroup.
Classes will begin on Monday,
Sept. 4.
Children may register for be-
tween two and five days of
playgroup fun. Registration fees
are $15 for members and $25 for
non-members. Monthly rates are
available upon request by con-
tacting either Diane or Shirley
at 344-5795.
Playgroup is designed as an
early childhood experience in
learning geared to develop so-
cialization, gross and fine motor
coordination and verbal skills. It
has a flexible schedule to ac-
commodate two to three year
olds. Playgroup starts at 9 a.m.
and parents are given the option
of either picking up children at
11:46 a.m. or having children
participate in the Lunch Bunch
until 2 p.m.
The JCC is now accepting fall
registration for the before-after
school program. There is a $15
registration fee for new partic-
ipants who are members and a
$25 fee for non-members. This
registration fee will be credited
to the last month's payment.
Before-after school hours art
7-9 a.m. and 12 noon to 6 p.m
All children must be picked up
by 6 p.m. The children partic
ipate in various activities in-
cluding arts and crafts, music
movement, swimming and
sports and have allotted home-
work time. They also receive
afternoon snacks.
Transportation is also avail-
able from the Center to the
school and vice versa.
For more information contact
Diane Witkowski, Children's
Program Director today.
The JCC will be offering a
post-Camp Kadima during the
week of Aug. 13-17 and Aug. 20-
24. Camp hours will be from
9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with ex-
tended care hours from 7 a.m.
until 6 p.m.
The children will participate
in post-camp activities including
swimming, arts and crafts,
music, movement and field
trips. A Kosher hot lunch will
also be provided each day along
with a nutritious afternoon
snack. The children should bring
two bathing suits and a towel
and change of clothes.
Registration deadline is Fri-
day, Aug. 10. For rates and reg-
istration please contact Diane at
The new program brochure,
which contains all information
for classes, special events and
Jewish X^X
Arnold & Gnmdwog
*m i*n. m. n. hil k. nm
...The only firm dedicated
to serving Jewish families
daily programming has been
sent to the printers at last.
We know you will all be im-
pressed with the new look of
this year's brochure. It is easy
to read, pleasant to the eye and
very colorful. We expect the
new brochures to be ready by
Aug. 10 so watch for your copy.
Copies are also available by
calling our office.
Fall prgramming is scheduled
to begin the first week in Sep-
tember and new classes will in-
clude: stretching, exercise, tod-
dercise, karate, children's dance
and ceramics. Classes beginning
in late August include before
and after school and playgroup.
Call Sherry, program coordi-
nator for more information and
to register hurry before time
runs out.
Session II at Camp Kadima
opened Monday, July 16 to a
record attendance. Among the
many campers enjoying the
program are several from as far
away as Belgium, South Africa
and Mexico we truly have an
international group of campers!
Highlights of Session II will
include a performance by Mi-
chael Jackson, beach day, roller
skating parties, trips to Chuck
E. Cheese, the overnight for
younger children and a fantastic
six-day trip to Williamsburg,
Va. by Safari-Caravan and our
CIT-LIT campers. In addition,
campers will be participating
daily in sports, swimming, arts
and crafts, music, gymnastics,
Israeli dance and extras such as
computer classes and horseback
The theme for the first week
of camp has been international
countries campers have enj-
oyed picking a country and
learning many educational,
cultural and social things about
their country. On Friday, during
the Oneg Shabbot, each group
presented their country to the
entire camp what beautiful
language, songs, dances and
costumes there were!
The themes for the rest of
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Friday, July 27, 1984
302 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461-0222
Library Hours:
During the summer months
the library hours are from 10 to
12 noon Monday through
Come for Lunch!
The Neighborly Senior
Services sponsors a Kosher hot
lunch Monday through Friday
at the Golda Meir Center.
Please call Gloria for reserva-
tions and transportation at 446-
Meetings This Summer at the
Golda Meir Center:
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
Friendships 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 transportation. Call Joanne
(461-0222) for further
Health Insurance Assistance:
Curt Mayer is available to
help people with their Health
Insurance Forms. Call Fran for
an appointment (461-0222).
A THANK YOU to Abe and
Nettie Rubin and daughter Ruth
for sponsoring an evening of
Yiddish and Israeli music for
the participants of the Golda
Meir Center.
The Golda Meir Center
thanks the following for their
contribution of S and H Green
Stamps: Anna Kletzel, Dorothy
Goldberg, Helen Meyer, Nettie
Grippo, Betty and Harry Klein,
Harry Klein, Ida Lee and Rita
News in Brief
Man Sentenced In
Chattanooga Bombing
Joseph Paul Franklin, a con-
victed murderer, was found
guilty here last week of
bombing a Chattanooga syna-
gogue in 1977. after telling the
jury he had bombed the syna-
gogue because it was the "syna-
gogue of Satan."
He was sentenced to a term of
15 to 21 years in prison for the
bombing and a consecutive term
of six to 10 years for possession
of explosives.
The 34-year-old drifter is al-
ready serving life sentences for
violating the civil rights of two
Black men who were fatally shot
while jogging with two white
women in Utah. Franklin also
faces trials for racially moti-
vated crimes in other states.
C.O.L. Soared By
13 Percent in June
TEL AVIV The cost-of-
living index soared by 13.3 per-
cent in June, the highest in-
crease ever recorded for that
month which in the past has
been a month of low to modest
rises in the price index.
The figures, released by the
Central Bureau of Statistics,
were a severe blow to the Fi-
nance Ministry and the Likud
government in general just days
before election day. Likud had
resisted the Labor Alignment's
demands for spring elections in
the hope that a low rate of
inflation in June would help it
at the polls in midsummer.
Predictably, Finance Ministry
spokesmen blamed the June rise
on Histadrut, charging that the
trade union federation was re-
sponsible for inflation because it
turned down a government wage
package deal.
Spanish Jews Aim
For State Concordat
NEW YORK The head of
Spain's Jewish community dis-
closed here that final details are
being concluded on an historic
agreement, a "concordat" be-
tween the government of Spain
and the Jewish community,
defining and protecting the civil
and religious status of the
Jewish community in Spain.
Samuel Toledano, secretary-
general of the Federation of
Jewish Communities of Spain,
the representative body of
Spanish Jewry, made this dis-
closure at a meeting Friday with
leaders of 30 national Jewish
organizations. The meeting was
called by the WJCongress-
American Section and was
chaired by Frieda Lewis, presi-
dent of Hadassah.
Toledano said that the
Spanish Jewish community,
numbering some 12.000 persons,
is striving to preserve Jewish
life with "dignity and pride" in
a country where Jewish life has
been absent for five centuries.
U.S. May Boycott
UN's Women's Confab
PARIS The 1985 World
Conference on Women, a United
Nations-sponsored gathering to
be held in Nairobi, Kenya, risks
a boycott by the United States
if there is any repetition of the
politicization. characterized by
attacks on Israel and Zionism,
that marred the two previous
international conferences in
Mexico City in 1975 and Copen-
hagen in 1980.
That warning was given here
by Jean Gerard, U.S. Ambas-
sador to the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), who addressed an
international conference on
Jewish women here last week.
The conference was sponsored
by the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith and B'nai B'rith
Gerard said the U.S. has
worked so far in preparatory
meetings for the Nairobi confer-
ence to "keep the agenda free of
contentious political items." The
Nairobi conference will be the
culmination of the United
Nations Decade of Women
No Plan for Shultz
To Visit Mideast
"no plans at this point" for
Secretary of State George
Shultz to visit the Middle East
to try to reactivate the peace
process there, State Department
deputy spokesman Alan Rom-
berg said.
Romberg also denied a report
in the widely circulated Parade
Magazine of a secret defense
treaty between the U.S. and
Israel that would have both
countries fighting together
under "certain circumstances."
Parade Magazine said, "Report-
edly the pact calls for Israel to
act as an aircraft carrier of sorts
in the Middle East should the
U.S. require a forward base for
its troops."
War Criminals Cases
Said To Be Sabotaged
NEW YORK A senior
official of the World Jewish
Congress has cited a report by
the Judiciary Committee of the
House of Representatives in
charging that the State Depart-
ment "was engaged in a del-
iberate and callous policy ot
sabotaging efforts to deport
convicted Nazi war criminals
from this country."
Kalman Sultanik, a vice
president of the WJC. said he
"was shocked" to find that the
House Judiciary Committee had
in its report confirmed the
allegations that the State
Department was actively under-
mining the work of the Justice
Department's Office of Special
Investigations. the agency
charged with acting against
Nazi war criminals living in the
United States.
Sultanik said he was also
speaking on behalf of the United
States Holocaust Memorial
Council, to which he was
appointed by President Carter
in 1980 and subsequently named
chairman of its anti-Semitism
Israeli Coaches Bonn's
Basketball Squad
Germany's basketball squad
competing in the 1984 Olympic
Games in Los Angeles later this
month is coached by an Israeli.
Ralph Klein, a veteran player
and former coach of the Tel
Aviv Maccabi team which he
guided to several championships
and into a number of European
finals in recent years.
'Long-Missing' Soldier
Found Alive in Syria
TEL AVIV An Austrian
diplomat arrived here with proof
that an Israeli soldier. Hezi
Shai, reported missing in
Lebanon two years ago, is alive
and well, a prisoner of a
Palestinian dissident group in
Herbert Amry, Austria's
Ambassador to Greece, also
confirmed that the Popular
Front for the Liberation of
Palestine-General Command, a
breakaway faction of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization,
headed by Ahmed Jibril, will
permit representatives of the
International Red Cross, for the
first time, to visit Shai and two
other Israel Defense Force
The latter, Nissim Salem and
Yosef Grof, were known to be
captives of Jibrils' group. But
Shai's family had heard nothing
of his fate nor did the IDF
apparently know whether he
was dead or alive.
Amry said Shai, a tank
soldier, looked remarkably fit
after two years in prison. He
was not aware that he was the
father of a two-year-old
daughter, his wife having given
birth shortly after he was
posted missing in Lebanon.
Did SUNY Lie to
Jewish Newsman?
Continued from Page 1
had made on February 24 under
the Freedom of Information Act
seeking copies of correspondence
relating to scholarships or chairs
of learning at Stony Brook
involving Middle East govern-
ments or companies.
On February 29. according to
Lippman. Rosemarie Williams
Nolan, Stony Brook's admin-
istrator for claims, records and
risk management, replied that a
check of the files revealed that
the university has "no corresp-
ondence or other documents
relating to such gifts."
Despite this denial, the news-
paper obtained copies of such
correspondence and submitted
them to the Nassau District
Attorney "for possible criminal
violations," the Long Island
Jewish World reported.
IN ITS current issue, the
Long Island weekly reported
that a spokesman for District
Attorney Dillon said his office
was now researching the law to
determine if any statute had
been violated as a result of the
university's failure to disclose
the documents pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act
According to the documents
turned over to the District
Attorney. Stony Brook
president John Marburger
appointed a Setauket. LI.,
resident known to have contacts
with the Arab world Colin
Jupp of Setauket to the
advisory council of the univer-
sity's center for religious studies
in 1981. Last September 1. Jupp
wrote to the center's director
describing his "contacts" with
"several Islamic funding
In that report. Jupp said
Prince Sultan bin Fahd, son of
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, had
received "program details" of a
university plan to establish an
Islamic studies program at
Stony Brook plans
contingent on "external
funding." according to a cover
memorandum from Robert
Neville, dean of humanities and
fine arts at the university, to
President Marburger to which
Mr. Jupp's report was attached.
JUPP'S memorandum said
there were "many" American
"corporations doing business in
the Moslem world" that "would
be happy to contribute in terms
and multiples of $100,000 to,
say, $500,000" to such a
program. He specifically men-
tioned the Litton Corporation,
which he said had "a $4 billion
Saudi contract."
Jupp also wrote that Sheikh
Al Warbel, secretary general of
the King Faisal Foundation,
would receive a copy of the
proposal for the center, and that
the endowment committee of
Aramco the consortium of
U.S. oil companies operating in
Saudi Arabia "would like to
receive a presentation submitted
together with an official
verification that the program is
a valid part" of the university's
activities. "A submission is
being drafted for presentation,"
Jupp's memorandum said.
Among the documents
submitted to the Nassau
District Attorney's office was an
11-page outline of a program in
"Islamic religious thought and
culture" budgeted at
$11,125,000 "to promote the
growth of understanding and
contacts between our two
cultures." This apparently was
the "submission" referred to in
Jupp's memorandum.
UNIVERSITY officials said
the draft proposal was never
sent to any of those contacted
by Jupp and the matter is
dormant, the Long w.
Jewish World reported. But in
memo to Professor u
Rosen thai, president of d
faculty senate council, PnJL
Homer Neal called
establishment of an Is],
studies center "an imr.^
element of the university
academic program."
Among the "several availj
Islamic funding sources" Ibl
in Mr. Jupp's memorandum
the director of the center
religious studies at Stony Bn~
were the Saudi ArabM
Embassy, the Aga Kh
Foundation and "the Shia
although Jupp observed in
memorandum that "there
problems in researching
appropriate liaison with his
divided sect."
Continued from Page 1
leadership has "made a in]
mistake in their unprinciri
assumption that they
exploit Jesse Jackson's appi
at the polls while distancl
themselves from his divjjf
policies." Siegman said. "ItiJ
partnership that can only
to disaster for the Democnl
Party. If they do not finally
to repudiate Jesse Jackson, i
a disaster they will have
In the Times interview. Ja
son also accused Jewish lead
being under a "very arrogaf
and contemptuous assumptiol
that the Democrats can "sti|
another head on the body
Nathan Perlmutter. din
of the Anti-Defamation Leag
of B'nai B'rith. said
Jackson's remarks. Jews sp
up for their dignity against I
anti-Semitic statements, aif
that becomes arrogant'
RABBI Alexander Schindle
president of the Union of Air
ican Hebrew Congregation!
said Jackson's remarks on|
confirm "the anxiety
dismay" that Jews have W
"about his politics of polanzj
tion. By seeking controntatir
with the Jewish community, I
demeans the political procej
and wounds the Democrat^
Jews Against Jackson said il
a statement here that Jacksonl
remarks "give lie to both hi
alleged apology" for his pasl
reference to Jews as "Hymies]
and New York City as "Hymn
town," and his claim of "nol
being anti-Semitic." Je*'j
Against Jackson called for Jewj
and non-Jews to denounce
racial policies against Jews
Israel "which in the long/
will affect all ethnic groups
Meanwhile, the Jew*]
Defense League announced tnaw
some 250 members of '"I
organization were to gather use
San Francisco to express out-
rage" at the fact that Jackson
'will be given the opportunity
to maintain a power
status within the Democrat*
Party" -r
national director of the Juu
said the theme of the dernw
stration is to demand m
Jackson be locked out of
influence in the Democrat*
Party. She said a contingent
JDL members would be on WJ
convention floor with pelltl"~
circulating among the deMfjWJ
calling on Mondale to puMWj
condemn Jackson and to 9
firm commitment -
acquiesce to Jackson's demand
for political clout.

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