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Jewislh IFlariidliiai in
Of Pinellas County
,5- Number20
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, October 5,1984
Price 35 Cents
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Federation Elects Officers
Second Annual Golda Meir Center Senior
imanitarian Award Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 7
(Second Annual Golda
nner will be held Wed-
J Nov. 7 in the Great
M Ruth Eckerd Hall,
IB. Baumgardner Center
^forming Arts. The
Be Reubin O'D. Askew,
lovernor of the state of
|will receive the Senior
Brian Award.
and Reva Kent are
of the evening. They
[support of 56 members
pinner Committee, and
lent that the goal of 300
lending can be met. The
Committee consists of
tiwartz as Reservations
Toni Rinde and
5mith are Decorations
e Chairmen; and Roni
Stations Chairman.
le Hosts consist of the
Dr. and Mrs. John
lr., Rabbi and Mrs.
taseman, Mr. Steve
land Susan Entel, Mr.
[Gerald Benstock, Mr.
|ruce Bokor, Rabbi and
Jresky, Mr. and Mrs.
li. Dr. and Mrs. Irwin
and Mrs. Darwin
r. and Mrs. Stanley
lr. and Mrs. Harry
. and Mrs. Lester
I Mr. and Mrs. Roubin
jr. and Mrs. Emanuel
r. and Mrs. Stanley
nd Mrs. Stephen Igel,
Kirs. Murray Jacobs,
rs. Richard Jacobson,
s. Marshall Kent, Mr.
?aul Levine, Dr. and
Mrs. Fred Lieberman, Dr. and
Mrs. Owen Under. Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Loebenberg, Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Lovitz, Mr. and Mrs.
Julius Malkin, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff
Meddin. Mr. and Mrs. Stan
Michaels, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Elli Mills,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris, Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Newmark, Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Nicoletti, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Pawlan, Mr. and
Mrs. David Pinsker, Mr. and
Mrs. Manuel Raimi, Mr. and
Mrs. Roger Rolfe, Dr. and Mrs.
Stan Rosewater, Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Rothman, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Rutenberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Marc Rutenberg, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Roger Schaeffer. Dr. and Mrs.
Marshall Kent
Alfred Schick, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Schwartz, Dr. and Mrs.
Joseph Schwartz, Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Seligman, Mr. and Mrs.
James Shapiro, Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Slavney, Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Stavros, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Strumpf, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Tench, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Werner, Mr. and Mrs. William
Wolfson, Dr. and Mrs. David
Wolstein. Rabbi and Mrs. Ira
Youdovin and Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Zises.
The Cost of the dinner is $125
per person. For further in-
formation and an invitation,
please call the Golda Meir Center
at 461-0222.
The Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County unanimously elected
officers for the 1984-85 year. Saul
Schechter was elected President
for a two year term, succeeding
Charles Rutenberg. Elected for
one year terms as Vice Presidents
were Elisa Greenberg, Richard
Jacobson, Reva Kent, Stanley
Michels, Irwin Miller, Stan New-
mark, and Leonard Seligman.
Sidney Werner is treasurer and
Orin Cohen, secretary.
Mr. Schechter has been active
in the Federation since his arrival
here five years ago. He served as
chairman of Budget and Alloca-
tions, co-chair of Missions, and
was chairman of the annual CJA
campaign for three years. He is a
member of thee Board of
Menorah Manor. Mr. Schechter
is an executive Vice President of
Superior Surgical Manufacturing
Co. of Seminole, one of the
largest manufactures of uniforms
and career apparel in the country.
Mr. Schechter commented, "Suc-
ceeding Charlie Rutenberg as
President is a humbling expe-
rience. Throughout his term, and
for many eyars before that,
Charlie has been an example-of
commitment to the Jewish
people. His leadership has been
Saul Schechter
invaluable in helping to buiiu a
strong Jewish community. I hope
that I can continue to build upon
that foundation during my
term." Mr. Schechter added, "I
am priviledged to be working
with such a committed group of
men and women. Their leadership
in the community and their
enthusiasm as the new year be-
gins augurs well for Federation's
continued growth."
Netanyahu Named Israel's
New Ambassador to UNations
ic School Absences: An Issue Update
ia Regional Director
famation League
1'nai B'rith
| meeting hours of the
sion, the Florida
(passed the Omnibus
Kct of 1984, which
Bection dealing with
t>n of a credit. Sub-
|that section included
it that "no student
rded credit who has
attendance for in-
a minimum of 135
the student has
mastery of the
lormance standards
of study as provided
|of the district school
legislation included
ions for illness,
ences or other ex-
tici's. Neither did it
demonstration of
erefore, each school
[faced with the dif-
Bn of how to interpret
Hit this legislation.
Defamation League
Trith received con-
from the Pinellas
rish Federation,
t>is and numerous
were concerned
Scations of this
excused absences
[holidays. Guidance
the request of the
iool board ad-
had gone into
ssrooms and in-
legislation as
students missing
me classes in an
libject would be
ke a comprehensive
[subject to pass the
ceived calls from
parents of students who were
cautious about not attending
school on the High Holy Days for
fear of later becoming ill and
missing more than the minimum
number of classes. In addition,
Jewish students shared the same
concern with other fellow
students about the need to miss
school for illness and other ex-
cused absences.
The need for clarification
before Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur was obvious. We were in
regular contact with Pinellas
County school board adminis-
trators as well as representatives
from the State Board of
Education. The Pinellas County
School Board, being sensitive to
the pressing time element,
requested clarification from the
office of Ralph Turlington, State
Commissioner of Education.
That clarification was sent from
Turlington's office on Sept. 17 by
way of memo 85-95. That memo
clearly stated that the "law does
not restrict how the district
allows for makeup." The question
then became whether the district
would be able to define its in-
dividual policy for makeup and
alter the pupil progression plan
before Rosh Hashanah com-
menced. Although a board policy
has not yet been reached, we have
received assurances from local
administrators that students will
not be discriminated against for
absences due to religious ob-
servance. The Pinellas County
School Board has a procedure
which requires approximately 90
days for adoption of district
policies. The process for the
interpretation of the Omnibus
Education Act has just begun. In
the meantime, individual ad-
ministrators are assuring us that
they will recommend that
students missing work for
religious holidays will be allowed
to make up that work as they go
along. Assuming satisfactory
completion of that work, those
specific absences will be exempt
from the 135 hour minimum
requirement. The administrators
are also quick to remind us that
rather than being the final
decision makers, they can only
make recommendations to the
local school board. Therefore, the
ADL contacted an administrator
with the State School Board
Association who is in the process
of developing model policies on
this subject. He assured us that
the State School Board
Association would not develop
policies that will be contradictory
to the information cited above.
Therefore, although the issue is
not yet settled, significant
progress has been made. As more
information develops, we will
keep you updated.
In the meantime, if anyone has
any questions, concerns or
problems on this subject, they
are welcome to call Lesley
Winkelman, West Florida
Regional Director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, in Tampa at 875-0750.
Tennis Champ Wins
Krickstein, the 17-year-old tennis
sensation from Grosse Pointe,
Michigan, defended his title here
by defeating Shahar Perkis, 6-1,
6-4 to win the $90,000 Israel
Grand Prix Tennis Tournament.
The victory was on the same
court where Krickstein last year
captured the title of the Tel Aviv
Binyamin Netanyahu,
the No. 2 official at the Is-
rael Embassy in Washing-
ton, has been appointed Is-
rael's Ambassador to the
United Nations and will
head the Israeli delegation
at the General Assembly
under Deputy Premier and
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Netanyahu will succeed
Yehuda Blum, who last June
concluded six years as Israeli
representative to the world body.
The appointment of Netanyahu
was announced officially after the
first weekly Cabinet meeting of
the newly-installed unity govern-
ment. Acting Cabinet Secretary
Michael Nir said the appointment
was endorsed unanimously,
having been submitted by
IN POLITICAL circles, it is
believed that Shamir was
prompted to appoint Netanyahu
By the young diplomat's political
patron and mentor, Minister-
without-Portfolio Moshe Arens.
It was Arena who brought
Netanyahu, then 33 years old,
from an executive position in
industry into the state service as
minister in Washington when
Arens was named ambassador
there in 1982.
News of Netanyahu's pending
public, unofficially, in the wake of
private conversations between
Shamir and Arens 10 days ago in
which Shamir persuaded Arens,
against Arens original incli-
nation, to serve in the unity
government as Minister
Without-Portfolio. Arens had
been minister of defense in the
outgoing Likud government.
Born in Israel in 1949 and edu-
cated in the United States,
Netanyahu is the younger
brother of Yonathan Netanyahu,
the Israel Defense Force com-
mander who led and was killed in
the Entebbe rescue operation in
1976. Binyamin has been the
organizer of subsequent con-
ferences and publications on
international terrorism in
memory of his late brother.
NETANYAHU IS considered
a rising star in the Herut firma-
ment, with a future in politics iif
he chooses go go into political
life. According to informed
sources, though, he has carefully
developed contacts over recent
months with Labor leaders
now top ministers in the hope
of attaining the UN post.
One disappointed hopeful is
foreign ministry legal adviser and
former confidant of the late
Moshe Dayan, Elyakim Rubin-
stein. He claimed that he was
promised the UN position by
Shamir earlier this year. Last
week Rubinstein, in a demonstra-
tive act, formally submitted his
candidacy to the ministry's ap-
pointments committee.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County. Friday, October 5,1984
New Jewish Center To Open In Clearwater
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County announced that
the Board of Directors has ap-
proved the Marshall and Reva
Kent Jewish Center. The Kent
Center will offer programs for
recreational, social and educa-
tional purposes.
Membership will be deter-
mined without regard to race,
creed, color, religion or physical
Marshall and Reva Kent
donated 11'/ acres of land on the
Northwest corner of Hercules and
Virginia Avenues to the Federa-
tion. This land was to be used for
humanitarian purposes.
Realizing the growth of the popu-
lation, the Board of Directors of
the Federation voted to utilize
the land for a Jewish Center.
Charles Rutenberg then of-
fered, and the Federation Board
accepted and approved, a gift of
three buildings totaling 4,000
square feet to bemoved to the
site. These buildings will be used
for meetings, crafts, recreation;
and office space will be available
for an Executive Director,
Program Director, and office per-
sonnel. The buildings are being
moved to the site at Mr. Ruten-
berg's expense. The property was
approved by the County as a
community center for recrea-
tional, cultural, educational and
athletic use.
Stanley Newmark was ap-
pointed Chairman of the Ad Hoc
Committee and has subsequently
been voted President of the newly
formed Marshall and Reva Kent
Jewish Center. The Center is
chartered as a 501C3 tax exempt
Mr. Newmark stated that the
Board is being expanded to 15
members. The Board will be the
governing body of the Center.
Seven major committees have
been established. They are: Pro-
gramming, Planning and
Pinellas County Jewish Day School
Sounds of exuberant playing
fill the air while students at the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School enjoy recess on the
recently expanded playground.
New equipment has been added
to enhance the recreational
facilities including a unique
double slide.
Sixth graders were asked
about the new playground. Jason
Gold said, "I really like the space
to run around." "I like the way
the equipment is arranged, so
that there is room for
everything," reported Rina
Bander. "It's fun! I love it!"
claimed Sony a Saskin.
The enlarged playground
features two separate equipment
areas, one for younger children
and another for older students.
These two areas are separated by
a grassy playing area. The entire
area is fenced in for security, yet
it has an open, airy feeling due to
its size.
Two concrete-surfaced playing
areas provide additional playing
area for the children. The larger
area will be resurfaced and
painted for basketball and
volleyball in the near future. The
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School shares this playground
with its host, Congregation B'nai
Israel of St. Petersburg.
The Pinellas Conty Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Combined Appeal of the Jew-
ish Federation of Pinellas
In Terrorist Trial
Relatives Urge Holiday for Defendants
Relatives of defendants
in the Jewish underground
trial have sent a letter to
Police Minister Haim
Barlev demanding that
their relatives get leave to
spend the High Holy Days
with their families. The
relatives also began a cam-
paign to get rabbis to sign a
petition with the same
demand. The two Chief
Rabbis signed.
In their letter to Barlev, the
relatives demanded "at least the
same treatment given to Arab
detainees who were released
during the recent Moslem holiday
of Id Al Adha from the Ansar
camp." Ansar is a detention
camp in south Lebanon. The rela-
tives warned that if the defend-
ants are not released for the holi-
days, they would conduct a
Srotest prayer outside the Tel
lond prison, where they are
MEANWHILE, at the trial in
Jerusalem, Michael Gal, a sapper
officer at the police general head-
quarters laboratories, testified
for the prosecution regarding
explosives and other devices
which were found in the homes of
the defendants. The court was
shown a video film which showed
the devices, among them 113 old
Syrian mines, 60 explosive
charges and a large number or
In previous sessions of the trial
the defense persistently tried to
weaken the case for the proeecu-
r tion, mainly by suggesting that
i explosive material used to
9 prepare bombs which were dis-
? covered under five Arab-owned
buses in Jerusalem last April 27,
was spoiled and might not have
been capable of causing damage
or injuries.
But under questioning by the
prosecution, Yonathan Licht
f head of the police explosives
= laboratory in Jerusalem, said
? that the explosives were placed
* under the buses in such a way
that if detonated, they could have
killed passengers.
THE TRIAL of the 20
suspected members of the Jewish
f terrorist underground resumed in
- district court here after a two-
S and-a-half month recess. Presid-
i ing Judge Yaacov Bazak rejected
a defense request for further
Indictments were returned last
April against 27 men, mostly
West Bank settlers, for the al-
leged perpetration of terrorist
acts against Arabs in the terri-
tory and Jerusalem over a four-
year period beginning in 1980.
They were also charged with an
attempt to bomb Arab-owned
buses in East Jerusalem and
conspiracy to blow up Moslem
shrines on the Temple Mount
both acts foiled by police.
Five of the accused, tried se-
parately last spring, were con-
victed and sentenced to prison
terms ranging from 18 months to
10 years. Two other suspects,
both former officers in the West
Bank military government, will
be tried separately next month.
The trial of the remaining 20 was
suspended last June 27, with the
consent of the prosecution, to be
resumed on Sept. 16 when the
courts reconvened after summer
defendants asked for additional
time to appeal to the Supreme
Court and to obtain classified
The trial will proceed, however,
and defense attorneys are ex-
pected to argue later that there
was no such thing as a Jewish
" terror organization."
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interior partitions to best?
the buildings.
Mr. Newmark further SIi
that the Federation Boardi
approved a $40,000 capital f,
drive to pay for utility cos
tions, additional bathrooms i
preparation and paving of,'|
phase parking area.
He said, "This is ourfrstk.
and we really need the morlli
well as the financial support]
the community."
Contributions can be sent]
the Federation Office Mint!
and Reva Kent Jewish Cents)
302 South Jupiter Ave., (u
water, FL 33515. For further]
formation, call 446-1033.
One of the key defendants,
Menahem Livni, identified by
some as leader of the under-
ground, is accused of coordin-
ating the alleged acts of terror.
These include car bombings in
June, 1980, which crippled two
West Bank Arab mayors and
blinded an Israeli Druze police
sapper; a machine-gun and
grenade attack on the Islamic
College in Hebron in 1983 in
which three students were killed
and 33 wounded; and the
planting of bombs in five Arab-
owned Duses timed to explode
when the buses were travelling
through heavily Arab-populated
neighborhoods in East Jerusalem
last April.
POLICE, acting on inside
information, foiled the plot. The
arrests and subsequent inter-
rogations of suspects indicated a
link between that plan and an
earlier attempt to plant high
explosives at the Dome of the
Rock and the El Aksa mosque on
the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,
two of the holiest shrines of
Islam. The suspects are also
accused of opening fire on a bus
carrying Arab laborers from the
West Bank to jobs in Israel,
causing several injuries at the
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The first organizational work
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"We can certainly use more
willing people working on these
committees," commented New-
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"The community needs more
services for young and old," says
Newmark, "a place to meet, to
share, to learn, and to have fun."
Future plans could include the
addition of a gym, racquetball
courts, a swimming pool, 15,000-
18,000 square feet 'recreational-
educational facility," tennis
courst and shuffleboard courts.
Post Buckley, a leading engin-
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Pinellas Profile
Friday, October 5,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
here are many motivating
behind the dedication of
cerned volunteers who devote
_ time and energy to enhance
"quality of life for Jews the
tld over.
aul Schechter's motivation
12 years ago, when he and
[wife Susie went on a UJA
ling Leadership mission to Is-
Saul wanted to see if all the
kderful stories he had heard
fso long were really true. They
were. Une ot the results of that
trip is Saul's recent election as
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion. "That first trip literally
changed the direction of my life "
he said. "The pride I felt at the
accomplishments of the people,
the renewed sense of identity,
and the spirit of 'family' made me
realize that the UJA slogan 'We
Are One' is more than just words.
It's a philosophy of life in which I
truly believe."
Saul has been involved in Jew-
[CJFS Starts Family Safety
Net Service System
fculf Coast Jewish Family
vice will soon be starting a
program which has been
successfully in other is called the
nily Safety Net Service
tern. The Family Safety Net
vice provides a range of
Iport networking for elderly
i do not have family available
neet their needs.
hie services include an in
>th assessment of the elderly
on's needs by visiting them
heir homes from three to five
es. The professional will also
ke regular check-up visits to
ew the client's changing
is. Referrals to other commu-
agencies and resources will
llone by the agencv staff when
needed. The complete package of
services include psychological
assessment, sociological assess-
ment, physiological assessment,
nutritional assessment, economic
assessment, bereavement or
grieving (plan for funerals),
educational and informational
progress, individual counseling,
nursing home-boarding home
Eligibility for the Family
Safety Net Service System is
available to anyone who lives in
Pinellas County.
For further information on this
new program and for information
on the costs, please call Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service and
ask for Mrs. Iris Lee at (813) 446-
Herzog Lists Peace Hopes
For New Year Ahead
| President, State of Israel
we approach the New Year
745, we reflect on the turmoil
I problems, the achievements
) aspirations that mark Jewish
uring these very months,
Ions of human beings are
nemorating the 40th anni-
ary of the defeat of the Nazi
Bonds of blood and horror
never-to-be-forgotten loss
Jews uniquely to that
?e episode in history. We
back in deepest sorrow, and
nust examine with absolute
festy whether we have fully
pea the lessons of those
mainly in the course of four
pdes the innate vitality of the
sh people has come to the
Survivors have been
|bilitated and communities
been strengthened. Above
f he independent State of the
sh people has risen, has
come incredible obstacles
I absorbed many hundreds of
ksands. Israel today has to its
pt remarkable achievements
|iany a field of endeavor. The
bones of the prophet
Kiel's vision have taken on
breathed again, become a
on in their own land.
i we must wonder sadly why
n after the overwhelming
pnc experiences of Holocaust
[national revival, assimilation
is so many; effective Jewish
ation reaches so few; the
ulse to link one's own life
Israel, the center of the
Psn people'8 life, has not
|ned more than a brave and
ated minority.
generation has been
?ted the opportunity to
?ud our national existence in
historic land, the opportunity
*d for, during two millennia,
not now to be missed.
fepters in history are not
9 closed. Forty years after
defeat of the Nazis, we are
*s to rising anti-Semitism.
re called upon to combat it,
[we are f^^ }ipon M weu to
|nd to the urgent need for aid
[rescue of Jews in the Soviet
?n. Syria, Ethiopia and other
P intolerance and unrest.
Israel itself we must battle
y fronts for peace and
y. for political stability,
economic recovery, adequate
absorption of newcomers, mutual
tolerance among all sections of
the population, retention of the
high standards we have been
reaching in the arts and sciences,
education and research, both
theoretical and industrial.
But not least, we must battle
against any expression of ex-
tremism and intolerance which
are a disgrace to the Jewish
people, an aberration from
Jewish history, and no less than a
violation of the Torah.
It is gratifying to note the
healthy, adverse reaction of the
majority of Israel's people to
such manifestations at both
extremes. Israel's elections have
been truly democratic. Only a
minority of the world's countries
can make this claim. By the same
token, we are encouraged to hope
and believe that Israel will be
able to face and solve its political
and economic difficulties through
a responsible government
translating the will of the elector-
ate into reality.
ish affairs since that first visit.
The Schechters have lived in
Pinellas County for five years,
having relocated from Hun-
tington, New York. Moving from
an area like New York, where the
large Jewish community is
established, to Pinellas County
was a culture shock. Here the
Jewish community is growing
and developing rapidly, emerging
as a viable force offering oppor-
tunities and challenges to
everyone involved.
Saul commented, "I am proud
and honored to be the president
of the Federation. In my opinion,
a Federation's main respon-
sibility is to help build a strong
and cohesive community that
enjoys a feeling of Yiddishkeit.
Federation must reach out to
every member of the community
to provide services and to offer
support where needed. We must
encourage everyone to accept
their fair share of responsibility
in helping to provide the services.
This means giving not only
money, but also time and effort.
Saul continued, "If Federation
can successfully help to build a
community in which the syn-
agogues, service organizations,
and clubs work together coopera-
tively, then the community both
here and in Israel will benefit.
Both young and old, those who
can offer support and those who
need support, are, after all,
members of the same family with
the same goal; that is to maintain
the quality of Jewish life.
"A strong and healthy com-
munity here in Pinellas," he
concluded, "helps to insure a
strong and healthy Israel, for
neither can exist securely without
the other. I assume my personal
responsibility eagerly and
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Peres and the West Bank
The extent to which Shimon Peres' new,
and for him first, administration as Prime
Minister of Israel will change previous
Israeli policies can be judged by what is
likely to happen on the West Bank.
Peres promised in his run for election
that he would bring the IDF home from
Lebanon within months of his victory. And
that the settlement expansion policy of
Yitzhak Shamir and his Likud ad-
ministration would be slowed and finally
Despite the news about a possible new
mediator's role for the United States
between Israel and Syria toward the
ultimate end of bringing the IDF home,
that possibility is still only that and
remains to be seen.
But Israel Harel, executive director of
the Council of Jewish Cities and Set-
tlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, is
already on record that he does not believe
that the new government headed by Prime
Minister Peres will stop the growth of
settlements in the territories.
On the contrary, Harel predicts that the
"present growth" will continue. If it is
curtailed at all, he says, it will not be Peres'
conviction that will bring it about, but the
present "catasthropic" state of the Israeli
economy, with inflation running at 400
"If the present settlements will be ex-
panded, and a good number of people move
in there, it will satisfy us," Harel declares.
"It will be a policy we can live with."
It is of course, entirely possible that
Peres will have something different to say
about Harel's assessment of the set-
tlements' future. Nevertheless, Harel's
sentiments cannot be dismissed lightly.
Not even by Peres.

Peace Road'Long'
Reagan Repeats Initiative' At UN
Begin Out of Surgery Following
Operation on Prostate
JERUSALEM (JTA) Former Premier
Menachem Begin underwent surgery for a prostate
condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital and is recovering and
feeling well, according to a hospital bulletin. His aide,
Yehiel Kadishai, told reporters that the operation was
weekend for tests which determined that he did not have a
malignancy. His surgeon, Dr. Amihai Farkas, head of the
urology department at Shaare Zedek, said his condition
was not uncommon for a man of his age.
Sources close to Begin expressed hope that once he is
fully recovered he would emerge from the self-imposed
seclusion in which he has lived since he resigned as prime
minister in August, 1983, and begin writing his long-
planned book on "the generation of Holocaust and
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Volume 5 Number 20
(JTA) Declaring that the
road to peace in the Middle
East is "long and hard,"
President Reagan told the
General Assembly Monday
he is as committed to his
September 1, 1982 peace
initiative as he was on the
day he issued it.
"That initiative remains a real-
istic and workable approach, and
I am committed to it as firmly as
on the day I announced it," the
President declared. He said that
the foundation of this plan
remains Security Council Resolu-
tion 242.
Stressing the importance of
negotiations, Reagan, whose
speech lasted 25 minutes and who
referred to the Middle East only
briefly, said, "The lesson of expe-
rience is that negotiations work.
The peace treaty between Israel
and Egypt brought about the
peaceful return of the Sinai,
clearly showing that the nego-
tiating process brings results
when the parties commit them-
selves to it.
"THE TIME is bound to come
when the same wisdom and
courage will be applied, with
success, to reach peace between
Israel and all of its Arab neigh-
bors, in a manner that assures
security for all in the region, the
recognition of Israel, and a solu-
tion to the Palestinian problem,"
he said.
The president added that the
United States has been involved
in peace diplomacy for the decade
that the Middle East conflict has
France May
Sell Jordan
Air Weapons
PARIS (JTA) Jordan
may receive sophisticated
weaponry from France, including
a counterpart of the "Stinger
anti-aircraft missile which the
U.S. Congress recently denied
Defense Minister Charles
Hernu, who has ended a three-
day visit to Jordan, said before
his departure that France will
help Jordan equip its armed
forces with advanced weapons. A
joint Franco-Jordan military
committee has been set up to
study Jordan's arms needs and
decide on the priority of their
supply, Hernu disclosed.
"It is impossible for France not
to respond to Jordan's legitimate
requests for arms," the French
defense chief said. He met in
Amman with Jordan's defense
minister Ahmad Obeidat and
Chief of Staff Gen. Sharef Zeid
Bin Shaker.
France has already sold Jordan
36 Mirage F-l combat planes and
aircraft manufacturers here hope
Jordan will be able to acquire
another one or two squadrons,
plus combat and transport heli-
Since its failure to acquire the
American "Stinger," Jordan has
expressed interest in a French-
produced missile with similar
specifications. But it might
decide instead to buy a cheaper
Soviet model. King Hussein is
expected to visit Moscow before
the end of the year.
While in Jordan, Hernu visited
air bases and watched Jordanian
pilots and ground maintenance
crews display their skills. France
is believed to have agreed to train
Jordanian air crews and
engineering personnel at bases in
France. Hernu will report on his
mission to President Francois
been in existence. 'We consider
ourselves a full partner in the
Lebanese continues
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nyesrssmce^^rWar ^^
(Yom Kippur
much can be achieved through
negotiation," he said.
Turning to the situation in
Lebanon, Reagan said that "the
tragedy" has not ended, recalling
that only last week "a despicable
act of barbarism by terrorists
against the U.S. Embassy in
Beirut took place. The President
noted that in 1983 the United
States helped Israel and Lebanon
reach an agreement that could
have led to the full withdrawal of
Israeli forces "in the context of
the withdrawal of all foreign
forces" from Lebanon.
BUT, the President pointed
out, the agreement was blocked,
and "the long agony of the
refugees in their V1
country." The President calkdl
all who are concerned with t
well being of Lebanon "to I
end this nightmare."
The President's
opened the 39th session oft
General Assembly's
debate. His speech, which"!
mainly devoted to
between the United Stausi
the Soviet Union, was wu
received. Israel was repn
by Foreign Minister Yiu
Shamir and by members ol |
Israel UN Mission. Shamir i
in answer to a reporter's qua
that he would not give
assessment of Reagan's i
on the Mideast until he hsj
chance to study the text.
Border Fence Pulled Down
TEL AVIV (JTA) A fence on the Isn
Lebanon border which army sources said had been en
to halt cattle in infected herds in Lebanon from strayifl
into Israel and to obstruct illegal crossings overfj
border has been pulled down, Israeli journalists report.
SOUTH LEBANON Army commander Anti
Lahad reportedly complained that construction of
fence could be construed as a political act. Leba
sources had complained that the fence had been put up ^
part of Israeli plans to divert the Wazzani stream i
But Israelis say the Wazzani flows naturally
Israel and there is no need to divert its waters. A Unto
Nations investigating team recently found that Leba
complaints about water diversion in this area were i
ADL New Year Message
NEW YORK Kenneth J.
Bialkin, national chairman of the
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, and Nathan Perlmutter,
ADL's national director, issued
the following Jewish New Year's
message in behalf of the agency:
"Among our many prayers as
we greet the advent of the Jewish
Year 5745 is a prayer about
"It has become a divisive
political issue.
"This solemn act which unifies
each of us with the Creator
should not separate us from each
"We pray, therefore, that God
will grant us the wisdom and the
resolution to bridge this division.
"The right to prayer is inalien-
able, a matter between God and
man and so beyond the reach of
"Children have the right!
pray whenever and wherever I
desire, in or out of
Prayers should not be
mandated because that I
leads to state religion.
"To prevent government j
posed worship, our nat*
founders provided the foundaoj
for the wall that has been r
between church and state, I
wall which has permitted
many creeds to flourish shmI
side among us without discori|
"We pray that that wall'
continue to endure as all ofuMj
all faiths, strive together/
preserve our nation, str
the democratic fabric of our
and build the peaceful and
monious world forecast
ancient prophets."
VISTA Volunteers Join
The Adopt-A-Grandchild Pro-
ject, a community program of
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Serv-
ice, matching youths (infants
through 16 years of age) with se-
niors, to provide love, com-
panionship, and guidance on a
once-a-week basis, is pleased to
announce that as of Sept. 1,1964,
two VISTA volunteers joined the
The VISTAS, Ms. Everyne
Drew of Clearwater, and Ms.
Norma McCarty of St. Peters-
burg, will be recruiting from the
youth and senior populations of
Pinellas County, with the goal of
expansion of their participation
in the project. While so doing,
they will be educating and
"spreading the word" to the
public of the availabiltiy of this
Ms. Drew, a grano
self, has had extensive n-
m the real estate and saw
Ma. McCarty also has g
cruitment background-'"J"
will be Ms. McCarty "
year of VISTA service W
A-Grandchild. .
The Ado^A-Gragjg*
gram currently has 30ch^(
the waiting list wart".^
matched with a canag
adult. For further mn
about the project. P^ ^
Ms. Carol 0JfJ
Director, at MM** 1
Grand-child is funded jjjj
the Juvenile Welfare ^ SJJ
Pinellas County a

Friday, October 5,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
20 Terrorist Suspects
Denied Time Off
For High Holidays
elr Center
Jerusalem (JTA) The
suspected members of a
wish terrorist underground on
Bl for alleged attacks against
abs in the occupied territories
I Jerusalem over the past four
_rs will not be allowed to leave
son for the High Holidays, it
Is learned here.
laim Barlev (Labor), the min-
er of police, made a statement
[that effect in the Knesset at
conclusion of the debate on
parating the police ministry
bm the interior ministry. He
Profit and Loss
el's national airline, regist-
a $1.6 million operating
ofit in the past fiscal year. But
|fc was offset by a cumulative
ficit of $14.3 million, according
the annual balance sheet
Iblished here. The airline man-
ement said El Al could operate
! a profit but is burdened by a
tal debt of $330 million on
Men high interest must be paid.
also said he did not intend to
change the custom according to
which a defendant does not
receive leave before a trial is
Barlev expressed surprise that
a group of 60 rabbis had signed a
petition to release the under-
ground defendants for the holi-
days, although the prisons are
filled with some 7,000 prisoners
among them many religious
and observant Jews. The petition
was signed by some of the lead-
ing rabbis in the country, among
them the two Chief Rabbis, and
former Sephardic Chief Rabbi
Ovadia Yosef.
The main argument for the
release of the underground
defendants was that the Arab
detainees in the Ansar detention
camp in south Lebanon were
given leave on Moslem holidays.
Relatives of the defendants
warned last week that if their kin
were not released for the holidays
they would stage a protest rally
outside the Tel Mond prison
where the defendants are being
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The volunteer librarians of the
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"Special" people. Many of the
ediator's Role
U.S. Takes Cautious Approach
pA) The Reagan Ad-
pnistration appears to be
ting a cautious approach
a reported Israeli request
it the U.S. mediate
fctween Jerusalem and
ma for an Israeli troop
|thdrawal from Lebanon.
State Department deputy
okesman Alan Romberg said
re that Richard Murphy,
fsistant Secretary of State for
ar Eastern and South Asian
pairs, who went to Lebanon
week to investigate the ter-
rist bombing of the U.S. Em-
|ssy annex in east Beirut, is
king advantage" of his
esence in the Middle East to
with regional leaders.
iirphy, who met with President
Amin Gemayel of Lebanon and
Syrian President Hafez Assad,
was in Israel Monday.
doubtedly discussing the
situation in Lebanon, he was not
engaged in any negotiations,
Romberg stressed. "Certainly we
would like to be helpful," he said.
But, he added, any new move
would have to have the support
of all the parties.
The first indication of whether
the U.S. will again become active
in Lebanon may come after Is-
raeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir meets with Secretary of
State George Shultz in New York
Oct. 1, or when Premier Shimon
Peres meets with President
Reagan at the White House eight
days later.
The new Israeli coalition gov-
ernment has made a pull-out from
Lebanon and the solving of
Israel's economic crisis its first
priorities. In fact, the two goals
are the main reason Labor and
Likud agreed to a coalition. In
both areas, Jerusalem is expected
to look to Washington for help.
ask the U.S. for $750 million-Si
billion in immediate economic aid
beyond the $2.6 billion in military
and economic assistance for
Israel approved by Congress for
fiscal 1985, starting Oct. 1. The
U.S. reportedly wants first to
study Israel's plans for cutting
its budget.
Shultz, an economist, is be-
lieved to have made helpinig
Israel's recovery a personal goal.
He has created a panel of outside
economists to advise him on the
merits of the Israeli plan. It is
headed by Herbert Stein who was
chairman of President Nixon's
Council of Economic Advisers.
dedicated regular librarians, such
as Ann Blatt, Ida Lee, Dorothy
Goldberg, Gladys Ross, Sophia
and Joe Janis, Isabel Schuster-
man, Rivian Morris, Lillian Sil-
berzweig and Helen Mayer con-
tinued their faithful service
during the hot summer months.
They were joined by Ann Moran,
Nettie Rubin and Angie Fritz.
These same dedicated librar-
ians will continue their "Labor of
Love" during the '84-'85 winter
season. More faithful helpers are
needed to work on a regular or
substitute basis. If you can help,
please call 461-0222 or Rosalie at
The Rosh Hashana celebration
at the Golda Meir Center was
such a beautiful luncheon and
program. The Center would like
to thank Nancy Ciulla and her
committee for the apples and
honey, Mildred and Norman
Lewis, Cantor Talheimer, and
Gilbert Ben so r for the program.
Israeli Officer
Dies of Wounds
Defense Force reserve Lt. Col.
Yair Zinner. 30, who was
wounded in South Lebanon, has
died of his wounds. Israel Radio
said his death brought IDF
casualties in Lebanon since the
war began in June, 1982, to 594
dead and nearly 4,000 wounded.
Zinner of Rishon Le Zion was
wounded when the jeep in which
he was travelling hit a mine.
In other developments, an IDF
patrol wounded a resident of a
Shiite village near Tyre when
they opened fire on a group of
men who failed to halt when
ordered to do so.
Terrorist Sees Son
The alleged head of the Jewish
underground, Menahem Livni,
had a few pleasant hours outside
of jail recently. He was allowed to
attend the circumcision of his
sixth son, Roy, at the Tomb of
the Patriarchs in Hebron.
Terrorist Attack
In Retaliation for U.S. Veto?
ITA) The terrorist
Jttack which destroyed the
I.S. Embassy annex in
st Beirut may have been
> retaliation for a U.S. veto
[i a United Nations
curity Council resolution
[emanding that Israel
ithdraw its forces from
with Lebanon, a State
Apartment official said.
I "It is certainly possible,"
epartment spokesman John
lughes said. He said that on
>Pt. 8, two days after the UN
fX-e, a group identifying itself aa
'Islamic Jihad''(Holy War)
jtephoned a news agency in
eirut saying it would act shortly
fajnst American interests in the
Jddle East. "I think the threat
1 linked to the U.S. vote in the
cunty Council on the Lebanon
debate,'' Hughes said.
AFTER A VAN loaded with
explosives blew up outside the
Embassy annex, the Islamic
Jihad claimed responsibility tor
the attack. The same group
claimed responsibility for the
explosion that destroyed the U.S.
Embassy in West Beirut in April,
1983, and the car-bomb attack in
October. 1983, that killed some
250 American servicemen of the
multinational force then in
| Beirut.
Although the group he* been
linked to the regime of the
Iran Hughes said that the U.S.
haTnott identified the terror
utj. He had no comments on
whether the U.S. would retaliate.
Hughes said it is believedi that
two Americans were killed and 20
ureTm\he explosion^ One of
Zrinjiwd was U.S. Ambassador
Reginald Bartholomew. Also
Sred was the British Ambas-
3S to Lebanon who wt* vrt-
ing the Embassy annex at the
The Library of the Golda Meir
Center will resume its usual
hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. com-
mencing Oct. 8. Many new books
have been added: Sexual Turning
Points by Lorna and Philip Sor-
rel, Cannibal Galaxy by Cynthia
Ozick, And Ladies Of The Club
by Helen Hooven Santmyer, The
Kennedys An American
Drama by Peter Collier and
David Horowitz, and HOme
Sweet Home by Mordecai Rich-
ler. These books join a large
number of books already part of
the Library's selection of fiction
and non-fiction.
There is no charge to join the
card-carrying members of the
Golda Meir Center Library. The
librarians will be happy to help
you find a book to suit your
You're invited to a concert by
Robert Marinoff at The Golda
Meir Center on Oct. 21 at 1:30
p.m. This concert will be co-spon-
sored by the Glezele Tey and the
Workman's Circle Branch 1053.
Mr. Marinoff began his
musical career at the age of eight,
by playing the trumpet. He con-
tinued his childhood career on TV
and radio shows in his hometown
of Philadelphia.
After studying voice at the
University of Iowa, he went to
Germany on scholarship to study
at the Bayerische Staats Con-
servatory. He has sung with
opera companies and major
orchestras throughout the United
States and Germany.
Although Mr. Marinoff has
only lived in St. Peterburg since
1982, he has appeared locally in
over 60 concerts this past year
Last summer Mr. Marionoff
won top honors in the Interna-
tional Talent Competition held at
Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Currently he serves as Lay
Cantor at Temple Beth El in St.
The admission charge of S2 per
person is payable at the door.
U.S. appreciation for the offers of
help from Israeli Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin and from
Britain and Cyprus, including
hospital facilities. He said
Defense Secretary Caspar Weui-
berger has already telephoned the
Israelis to express bis apprecia-
Hughes revealed that the
Embassy annex is guarded by
members of the Lebanese Armed
Force, the Chriaian Phalangiat
private army which is under con-
tract to and is trained by the U.S.
It is not the official Lebanese
The six-story annex has been
in use since last Jury 31 and most
of the 30-35 Americans employed
at the Embassy work out of there
because it is believed more
secure. Some Americans still
work out of the Chancellery in
west Beirut. A new Embassy is
being built in west Beirut which
will have the latest security
devices, Hughes said.

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Congregations/Organizations Events
Calendar of Events
Congregation Succot Dinner.
Members and non-members alike
are encouraged to join at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel's Daven
and Dine, which includes an early
service 6:30 p.m. on Friday,
Oct. 12, followed by a traditional
Shabbat dinner, catered by
Bounty Caterers. Reservations
must be in no later than Oct. 8.
Please call the synagogue office
for further information at 381-
USYHebrew High Succot Din-
ner. All USY-Hebrew High
School age students are invited
to the home of Rabbi and Mrs.
Jacob Luski on Monday, Oct. 15,
at 6 p.m., for dinner in the
Sukkah. Registration for Hebrew
High School will also be held at
this time. Hebrew High is
scheduled to begin on Wednes-
day, Oct. 24.
Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah. The children of the Alef
class will hold their Consecration
ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13,
during Shabbat morning services
with Rabbi Jacob Luski and
Cantor Irving Zummer. Those
children are Samuel Wo If son, son
of Mrs. Billie Wolfson, Jeffrey
Worman, son of Dr. and Mrs. Mi-
chael Worman, Kellie Reichle,
daughter of Mrs. Lynn Reichle,
Sharon Grau, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Steve Grau, David
Eichenbaum, son of Dr. and Mrs.
Harry Eichenbaum.
Also being consecrated that
morning are Rachel Corn,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Corn, Rachel Goodfriend,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Goodfriend, Avishag Kedar,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Kedar, Eric Lynn, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Bruce Lynn, and Jacob
Nail, son of Mrs. Judy Nail.
Sisterhood. The Sisterhood
Paid Up Membership Luncheon
is scheduled for Oct. 23. This will
also be the consecration of new
members. The next Sisterhood
Book Review will be Oct. 25 at
9:30 a.m. "The Haj" by Leon
Uris will be reviewed by Jayne
Weissman. Please make note of
the Sisterhood Flea Market on
Sunday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
There will be food (lunch and
nibbles) available and lots of
treasures for sale!
Mitzvah Men's Club. Leslye
Winkelman, director of the West
Florida Region of the ADL, was
the guest speaker at the first
brunch of the Mitzvah Men's
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publishers: 120 N.E. 6 Street, Miami,
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Street, Miami, Fla. 33132. 8 Known
bondholders, mortgagees and other
security holders holding or owning 1
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any: None. 9 for completion by non-
profit organization: None. 10 Extent
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order: average no. copies each Issue
during preceding 12 months followed by
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printed (net press run): 4.688. 4,200; B)
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scriptions: 4.207, 3,878; C) total .paid
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distributed: 1) office use. left over,
unaccounted for, spoiled after printing,
381, 322. 2) returns from newsagents: 0,
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statements made by me above are
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s. Fred K Shochet. publisher.
Club, on Sunday, Sept. 16. Her
revealing address on extremist
groups in America included those
in the Tampa Bay area. The next
brunch is scheduled for Nov. 61
The members of the Mitzvah
Men's Club are presently hard at
work at their annual project of
putting up the synagogue's
Sukkah. All volunters are wel-
come to join in on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Adult Studies Commission
Kick Oft Lecture Scheduled.
The Adult Studies Commission
of Congregation B'nai Israel will
kick off their annual Adult
Studies courses with a "Kick Off
Lecture" on Wednesday, Oct. 24,
at 8 p.m. (Come early at 7:30
p.m. to register for classes!) The
guest speaker is Dr. Ailon Shiloh,
Professor of Anthropology at the
University of South Florida,
whose topic of discussion will be
"After the Holocaust and Into
the Millenium." The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Sukkot will be celebrated in
several ways at Temple Beth-El
this year.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6
p.m. our Religious School stu-
dents and their parents will
gather to complete the congrega-
tional Sukkah by hanging things
they bring from home. Some will
hang fruits of the season. Others
will bring photographs of them-
selves and other familiar memen-
toes that will make the Sukkah
truly their own.
This will be followed by a BYO
dinner. Family worship in the
sanctuary begins at 7 p.m.
The following morning at 11
a.m. there will be a service in the
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at
7:30 p.m. families will gather
once more for a gala Simchat
Torah celebration. The nearly
two dozen students who have
entered our Religious School this
year will be consecrated.
Services for Shemini Atzeret
and Yizkor will be held at 11 the
following morning.
The next Beth-El Sisterhood
meeting will be held Monday,
Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. An out-
standing panel of medical and
health-care specialists will dis-
cuss alternative forms of health
care, "Choice or Chance?" Par-
ticipants will have an oppor-
tunity to ask questions.
The Temple Brotherhood's
highly acclaimed Dr. Murray
Gessner Breakfast Forum kicks
off for the year on Sunday
morning, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m.
Rabbis David J. Susskind, Jacob
Luski, and Morris Kobrinetz will
discuss the theme "Judaism,
What It Means to me." All are
welcome and no reservation is re-
quired. Breakfast is S3 per
BEFTY, Beth-El's newly re-
vitalized youth group for young
people in grades nine through 12,
will hold a barbeque on Sunday
afternoon, Oct. 7 at Fort Desoto.
Thsoe seeking details are asked
to call BEFTY president Charles
Kleinmetz at 345-6228.
Beth-El's newly initiated
Adult Education Institution
begins its classes in October. For
a catalog, as well as information
on any aspect of Temple life,
please call the Temple Office at
Jack J. Jenkins, president of
Temple Beth-El's Brotherhood,
announced there will be a Free
Deli-Dinner for paid-up members
of Brotherhood on Sunday
evening, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. This
is the yearly event when Brother-
hood invitee all paid-up members
and their spouses to munch on
corned beef sandwiches and other
goodies, prepared by Abe
Olansky. It is also an oppor-
tunity for members to pay their
annual dues and for others to join
Temple Beth-El's Brotherhood
and enjoy the festivities. Mem-
bers of Temple Beth-El are also
invited. The cost is $6.50 per
person to non-members of
Mark down another important
date for a gala event Sunday
morning, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. That is
the when Brotherhood resumes
its famous Sunday Breakfast
consisting of orange juice, lox
and scrambled eggs, bagels,
cream cheese, Danish pastry and
coffee. Breakfast wil be super-
vised by Abe Olansky. Guest
speakers will include our Rabbi
David Susskin, Rabbi Jacob
Luski and Rabbi Morris Kobri-
netz. They will join in a discus-
sion: "Judaism, What it Means
to Me Spiritually." The trio of
rabbis should make for an elegant
first Sunday breakfast of the
New Year. And the price for the
complete breakfast and the dis-
cussion is $3 per person.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate 1858
Bilirakis Wilson Debate 1984
On Sunday, Oct. 14,10:30 a.m.
to 12 p.m., Temple Ahavat
Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, will
host a debate between the candi-
dates for the U.S. House of
Representatives from the Ninth
District of Florida. The opponets
are incumbent Republican Rep-
resentative Michael Rilirakis and
Democrat Jack Wilson.
The debate marks the second
appearance at Temple Ahavat
Shalom for Representative Bili-
rakis, who went on to win his first
term over his Democratic rival
George Sheldon. This year's
debate provides a rare head-to-
head meeting between the candi-
Co-sponsored by the Temple's
Social Action and Adult Educa-
tion Committees, the moderators
will be the respective committee
chairpersons, Norman Gross and
Richard Lockenbach. In addition
to providing the candidates an
opportunity to state their posi-
tions and examine each other's
views, ample time will be avail-
able for the audience to question
the candiddates.
The meeting is open to the
public as a community service of
Temple Ahavat Shalom.
Members of Pinellas County
temples and Jewish organiza-
tions are urged to attend in order
to obtain clarification on issues of
special concern to the Jewish
For those wishing to gather for
good fellowship and, perhaps, to
formulate question and discuss
the issues beforehand, a bagel
breakfast will be available for $1
donation at 9:30 a.m. Additional
information available from
Norman Gross at 785-6351.
1. The Sisterhood is looking
forward to a wonderful New Year.
Our first meeting was the "Paid-
Up" Membership Dinner on
Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. All those
who joined Sisterhood were
treated to a very special evening,
during which the "Sisterhood
Players," under the direction of
Ellie Geir and Selma Bowman
2. Coming up in October will
be the "Second Annual Home
Tour" and program which will be
held on Oct. 25. This year we will
feature "Jewish Traditions
Around The World" at the
various homes. Sisterhood
members and their guests are in-
3. The Wener Religious
School is now in its third year of
operation. School opened Sun-
day, Sept. 9 with a religious
school open house, and "Jewish
Candid Camera."
For details about school regis-
tration contort Elaine Wolstein.
This year our theme is "Ment-
This month, Oct. 12 will not
only be Sukkot Family Service,
but Consecration of our new Kin-
dergarten students as well.
Join us for our Family Shabbat
Service at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct.
12 and watch the following chil-
dren be Consecrated!
David Adler, Kimberly Adler,
Stephanie Ann Alpert, Kimberly
Ruth Bergeron, Deborah
Blumencranz, Brian Bokor,
Kevin Brady, Lori Beth Cain,
Jennifer Ann Caplan, Aaron Mi-
chael Daniels, Rachel Lara Daw-
kins, David Doherty, Sharon
Ellis, Marissa Fox, Matthew
Ian Saul Haimes, Michelle
Harwood, Samuel Heller, Mi-
chael Steven Herrero. Michael
Kalin, Jennifer Kramer, Noah
Krystel, Molly Leaders, Andrew
Leeds, Steven Rubin, Karly Sch-
weitzer, Jonathan Corey Silver-
man, Andrea Sperer, Lisa Gail
Strikowsky, Dana Meredith
Weisberg, and Eric Wexler.
Ms. Linda Lerner, Director of
Educational Services of FACE
will be guest speaker at the Oct. 9
luncheon and meeting. FACE is a
non-profit community center
funded by the Florida State De-
partment of Health and Rehabili-
tative Services. FACE offers help
to all women in need of educa-
tional services. Ms. Lemer, who
is active in the Pinellas County
Human Services Committee, will
speak on "Women in Transi-
tion," a topic which in these un-
certain times affects all of us.
Luncheon will be served at
11:30 a.m. and Ms. Lerner will
speak at 12:30 p.m. For an after-
noon which is both educational
and uplifting call 796-7429 for
reservations before Oct. 4.
The Sisterhood is please to
welcome these new members:
Lyla Bail in, Elain Bel kin, Lillian
Fox, Ruth Hersch, Jane Potter,
and Geraldine Schulhoff.
Golds Meir Group
The Golda Meir Group of
Hadassah will hold its annual
Paid-Up Membership mml
Oct. 10 in the stS?"*
October 5 6:55 p.m. '
October 12 6:47 p.m.
October 19 6:40 p.m.
October 26 6:34 p.m.
Beach City Hall
Room. Luncheon will be
12:30 followed by a fS,,,
"360,000 and Me." ^LJ
mentories by Marilyn L
Members are urged to h
prospective member,
vations are necessary. Call
Greenbaum 367-2392.
Clearwater Chapi*.
Clearwater chapter of Ha.
sah is planning a membership
early in October. A we)
invitation is extended to f
residents to attend. Ai
interested in finding out at
Hadassah, please call Man j
3171 or Doris, 443-4214. Wet.
everyone a happy, healthy 3
Shoshanim Group
The next meeting of
Shoshanim Group of Ha
will be held on Tuesdav, L.
at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse|
the Lynn Lake Arms An
ments, 5800 Lynn Lake
South, St. Petersburg. Ourg
will be Leslye Winkeh
executive director of the /.
Defamation League (ADLh
will discuss "The Separatk
Church and State in our
Come join us and bring
For directions to the Lyi
Lake Arms Apartments
Dianne Silbiger at 864-10351
6 p.m.
Lisl Schick
Lisl Schick, president
Florida Central Region of Ha
sah, attended the 70th At'
Convention of Hadassah
recently in San Franca
Hadassah, the largest WomaJ
Zionist Organization in
world, has a national members
Bar-Bat Mitzvahs forms for the Jewish Floridian are
available in every synagogue office. Parents may pick them
up at their convenience.
Religious Directory
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Congregation BETH SHOLOM Conservative
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Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.: Saturday, ta.m. Tel. 521 SSW.
Congregation B'NAI 1SKAEI. Conservative
301 59 St.. N., St. Petersburg SS710 Rabbl Jacob Luski C*"*,1"*
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Congregation BETH C11AI -Conservative
8400 US St. N., Semlnole S384J Rabbl Sherman P. Klrshner
Services: Friday evenings 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:S0a.m. Tel. sM-
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
ISM 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Utll Rabbl Kenneth """"""'J-ai
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over 370,000 women. More
n one-third of these are life
-,nbers. The membership in
[nrida Central Region is 14,000.
.iadassah is an organization of
aerican women. And, while
Lpter activities center on
Ldassah's Israel projects, and
fundraising commitments
Dtivated by knowledge and
derstanding of the human
ds they represent, its mem-
,a are American citizens who
; deeply involved in their home
nmunities. They seek to safe-
. American democracy, to
Eate a better society and way of
|e, and to provide knowledgable
dership for the American
vish community.
A viva Group
[ Aviv Group of Hadassah will
bid a meeting on Tuesday, Oct.
at the home of Bernice Bres-
, 6060 Shore Blvd. So. No.
7, Gulfport. Meredith Craig,
orney, will speak on spouse
I On Saturday, Nov. 3, Aviva
apter will host a potluck
nner at the home of Pauline
ain, which will be followed by
evening at the Dali Museum
a special exhibit on Aliyah.
ili was commissioned in 1966 to
ate 25 lithographs paying
Jibuti- to the rebirth of Israel.
his event is open to members of
groups of Hadassah. Anyone
erested in attending, please
Dorene Ben at 867-9266 or
(arilyn Krohn at 347-8960 for
ther information.
[The Suncoast Chapter of the
ndeis University National
lomen's Committee is now
{feting their members and inter-
friends the opportunity to
ke part in the new Study Group
bowcase. Registration is now
en for the following study
oups that meet on a monthly
sis and require reading or
| Starting Oct. 16, Leader Shan-
Davis at 686-6012, will
esent "Provocative Plays-of
his or Any Other Era." Anne
ker at 596-3055 and Charlotte
ysman at 586-1244 will be the
aders for "What Makes
nantha Run?" starting on
| The Interest Group leaders are
ady to conduct the classes in
itique Alley, Art on Wheels,
dligraphy, International Wok
aisine. Introduction to Interior
esign, Lunch with the Bunch,
ot Pourri, Visit to the Home
id Studio of Roger Bansemer,
hd Bridge lessons for basic,
Itermediate or advanced.
I Members and friends inter-
red in joining these groups may
otain further information by
lling president Elinor Gordon
1584-6000 for details.
The Suncoast Chapter con-
ucts an annual Book Sale and
bks that if you are cleaning,
Roving, have too many books,
ease donate them by calling
orraine Leizer at 596-4731 or
HsFinkel at 595-8259.
1 Belle Goldstein at 785-3992,
ks that you call her before you
pmplete your plans for travel.
e has several interesting tours
eing offered by the Brandeis
[Diversity National Women's
The Hi-Lan Lanes was the
scene for the Kick-off Sunday
Breakfast for the Jewish Mixed
Bowling League of Clearwater.
Officers are President Mickey
and Pauline Korman, Vice
President Ed Greenwood, Secre-
tary Lou Shapiro, Treasurer
EsteUe Vinikoor.
The league began Sept. 13,
8:45 is Roll Time.
If anyone is interested in join-
ing us, please call Lou Shapiro
585-8285, or Pauline Korman 796-
B'nai B'rith Women will have a
dinner fashion show on Tuesday,
Oct. 23 at Bill Irles Restaurant,
Clearwater, at 6:45 p.m.
Fashions will be provided by
Pegs v of Dunedin. Donation is
For information and reserva-
tions, call 796-9558 or 786-2500.
The annual paid-up luncheon
meeting of the Afternoon
Chapter of Women's American
ORT will be held on Tuesday,
Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m. at Temple
Beth El, 400 Pasadena Ave. So.
Following a gourmet luncheon
there will be a short business
meeting. Mrs. Mona Press,
Tampa Bay Region president,
will then address the member-
Mrs. Jeanne Kallman, a mem-
ber of the chapter, will offer a
program of piano classics to com-
plete the afternoon. Members are
urged to attend. Mrs. Sylvia
Zimbler is president of the
chapter and Mrs. Gladys Wein is
program chairperson.
On Monday, Oct. 8 we will
enjoy a picnic at Philippe Park
together with the Neighborly
Senior Services dining program.
Bring your lunch, or if you wish
to participate in the Neighborly
Senior Services lunch program
call 446-4422 for reservations. We
will start at 10 a.m. Signs will be
posted. For directions see Harry
On Monday, Oct. 15 a Succoth
party is planned by Cirff.
Monday, Oct. 22 we will
show a video movie.
Monday, Oct. 29 we will
have a halloween party.
Monday, Nov. 5 we will
have a business meeting followed
by a book review by Rosalie our
Keep Wednesday, Dec. 12 open
on your calendar. We are plan-
ning a theater party at the
Golden Apple Theater. Lunch
will be served at 12 noon. The
show will be "Meet Me In St.
Louis." Tickets are $12.30.
Transportation will be available
for a limited number of our
members. See Lillian Gross for
Bring your S and H green
stamps to the library. We need
6,000 books to buy another van.
We are far from our goal.
If you have not been registered
to vote it is too late for the
November election. We are avail-
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Florida's West Coast
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Call 531-0475
Bronze Memorials by
Gorham Master Craftsmen
able to register you for future
elections. Ask for Harry or Ruth
or Lillian or Gloria.
The October Board meeting
will be held at the JCC Elbow
Lane on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.
Regular meeting will take place
Oct. 24 at the JCC. This is our
annual Membership party where
we serve "Sundaes on Wednes-
day." Members and guests please
bring brown bag sandwich.
Meeting starts at 12 noon. A
program is planned.
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, a
membership coffee will be held at
the home of Florence Lippman,
722-11th St. No., at 10 a.m.
Admission a member bringing
a prospective member. RSVP
nity holds a multiplicity of views
on a variety of issues. Any single
person or organization which
claims otherwise is sadly mis-
Branch 1063, Workman's
Circle will hold a meeting Sun-
day, Oct. 21, 12 noon, at the
Golda Meir Center, 302 S. Jupiter
St., Clearwater.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. -
Breakfast meeting, Post and
Auxiliary at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center, 8167 Elbow Lane,
St. Pete. Guest Speaker, Gabe
Cazaras The County Commis-
sioner with the Big Personality.
Sundasy, Oct. 21, Games and
Monte Carlo at Bay Pines for the
Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Oct. 26, 27 and 28 Department
of Florida Quarterly meeting at
the Adams Mark Caribbean Gulf
Resort, Clearwater Beach. All
Gulf Coast Post and Auxiliary
members are urged to attend.
We are most highly regarded
at Bay Pines VA Medical Center
for the work we do. Rabbi Chap-
lain David Suss kind (member of
Post 246) held Thursday morning
services attended by 22 partic-
ipants, eight escorted in whee1
chairs. After services, visitatio-
was made by Jewish War Vet
erans Post 246 and Auxiliary
members to seven Jewish
patients who could not physically
make the services.
The second day of Rosh
Hashanah Rabbi Susskind held
Holiday Services. Abe Ader Post
246 served cookies and wine.
Barbara A. Mandel, president
of the National Council of Jewish
Women, asserted that President
Reagan's primary reason for
meeting with a delegation of
American Jewish women leaders
on Aug. 16, chaired by Mrs.
Mandel, was "to enable the
President to publicly reaffirm his
Administration's policy
regarding the upcoming Confer-
ence marking the final year of the
United Nations International
Women's Decade to be held in
Nairobi in 1986. This is an issue
that all the organizations
represented at the meeting have
been involved with since the be-
ginning of the Decade and is of
utmost concern to us."
In her remarks to the Presi-
dent, Mrs. Mandel noted, "with a
great deal of satisfaction, your
announcement of a firm policy
toward t the Nairobi Conference.
It is crucial that the Nairobi Con-
ference concentrate its total
efforts on securing universal
women's rights and the improved
status of all women throughout
the world. We look to you, Mr.
President, to provide leadership
in the struggle for human rights
which includes obtaining equality
for women everywhere. We share
your insistence that this Confer-
ence be held free of the virulent
anti-Semitic, anti-Western and
anti-Israel activities which per-
vaded the mid-decade Conference
in Copenhagen."
In response to questions from
the press followng the meeting,
regarding the relative position of
this year's Presidential con-
tenders towards Israel, Mrs.
Mandel replied, "Both candi-
dates have consistently demon-
strated their support for a secure
Israel." When asked to elaborate
as to the preference of American
Jewish voters, she said, "Most of
the organizations attending this
meeting work for issues, not
candidates. Our mandate is to
support those positions which are
closest to our own." In a later
conversation with Administra-
tion officials she added, "There is
no one voice which speaks for the
Jewish community. This commu-
Four Americans Airlifted
To Israeli Hospital
JERUSALEM (JTA) Four Americans
wounded in bombing of the U.S.
Embassy in Beirut were airlifted Sunday to Tel Hashomer
Hospital in Tel Aviv after the U.S. accepted an Israeli
offer to treat wounded American servicemen.
A hospital spokesman said that the four Americans
were discharged within a day or two. The spokesman said
that the force of the explosion punctured the eardrums of
the four. They also suffered shrapnel wounds and cuts and
ARTHUR BERGER, spokesman for the U.S.
Embassy in Tel Aviv, said, "We are grateful" for the
Israeli offer to treat the victims of the bombing and to
make all medical facilities available if needed. He said the
four servicemen were flown by U.S. Navy helicopters from
Beirut to Ben Gurion Airport.
The decision by the U.S. to accept Israel's offer was
in sharp contrast to its rejection of a similar offer after the
October, 1983, bombing of the U.S. Marine headquarters
in Beirut in which 241 servicemen were killed and some 80
were wounded. At that time the wounded were airlifted to
West Germany for treatment.
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In My Opinion
A Modest Proposal
Temple Beth El,
St. Petersburg
How about a lecture series
open to all members of the
Pinellas County Jewish com-
munity that would feature Abba
Eban, Elie Weisel and Henry
A pipe dream? Not if we want
to make it happen.
The logistics of booking big
name speakers puts the Sun-
coast, along with many other
communities of comparable size,
at a distinct disadvantage.
Leading Israeli government
figures understandably devote
the limited time they have for
speaking engagements abroad to
major fund-raising events in
large centers.
Occasionally, a scheduling
JCC News
Fred Margolis,
Executive Director
Charles W- Ehrlich,
The Senior Friendship Club
has announce! that their monthly
movie for October will be the in-
formative and heart warming
film entitled: The Elanor Roose-
velt Story.
All senior community members
are cordially invited to become
members of the SFC and partic-
ipate in all sponsored activities
which include a bi-weekly
meeting (Monday and Thursday
from 1-4 p.m.), anniversary and
birthday celebrations and other
club activities. For more in-
formation, please contact the
Gerontologist at 344-5795.
We are proud to offer a totally
new program to the community
beginning on Fridays at 9:30-
10:30 a.m.
Relaxercise is a program
designed to the individual to tone
muscles, release tension in the
back, neck and hip areas, tone the
waistline, hips, thighs, upper
arms, etc. This program also
helps to improve posture and
muscle control.
Instructor for this class will be
Sultana Rivka, also known to
many of you as Elkn Rappaport.
Sultana is a professional belly-
middle eastern dancer with many
years of professional training and
experience. She has danced in
New York and Egypt and has
taught locally for several years.
Her combination of relaxing,
nonstrenuous exercises combined
with beginning belly dancing
techniques is individually
designed for every person in the
class regardless of age or
physical condition.
Call today to add your name to
the list of class participants (an
evening class will be arranged
upon request) and be prepared to
listen to your body and have fun
at the same time.
Amy Epstein and Jeff Person,
Art Auction Co-Chairpersons, are
proud to announce the date of the
Annual Art Auction as Saturday,
Nov. 17 at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center.
This year's annual event,
which always proves to be an
exciting evenings, will be unique
in many ways. A special Patron's
Program will begin at 6:15 p.m.
and feature a buffet dinner, a pri-
vate showing and opportunity to
pre-purchase at the "Collector's
Corner," a courtesy chance at the
raffle for valuable works of art
and your name listed in the
Patron's Book.
The door prize for this year's
event will be a round trip for two
to New York City!
Champagne punch and hot
hors d'oeuvres will be served to
all guests with the preview
starting at 7:30 and the Auction
beginning at 8 p.m. Mark your
calendars NOW as we know you
will definitely want to be a part of
At United Nations
Shamir Will Address
General Assembly
Israel's Deputy Premier
and Foreign Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir arrived here
Sunday afternoon for a two-
week stay during which he
is heading the Israeli dele-
gation to the 39th session
of the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly and meet
with Foreign Ministers of
more than a score of na-
tions and with top U.S.
Shamir met Monday with the
foreign minister of Egypt, Abdel
Ismat Meguid. It was the first
Israeli-Egyptian contact on the
foreign ministerial level since the
Egyptians recalled their Ambas-
sador from Tel Aviv in Septem-
ber, 1982, during the war in Leb-
Shamir met shortly after his
arrival here with President
Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire at the
letter's Waldorf Astoria Hotel
suite. Shamir's spokesman, Avi
Pazner, said their 45-minute
session was "friendly" and that
Shamir invited Mobutu to visit
Israel. The Zaire leader indicated
he would come during the latter
part of November.
Zaire restored diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel two years ago,
the first Black African nation to
do so since the 1973 Yom Kippur
War. According to Pazner,
Shamir's talk with Mobutu cen-
tered on military assistance
Israel has been providing Zaire
since the two countries resumed
ZAIRE'S president asked for
increased aid in the civilian
sector, especially agricultural as-
sistance. They decided to discuss
this further when Mobutu visits
Israel, but meanwhile both
countries will explore the subject,
Pazner said.
Mobutu also referred to what
he said were Zaire's "problems"
with the U.S. Congress and asked
Israel to use its influence in the
matter. (Congress has balked
against military and economic
assistance to Zaire on grounds
that the Mobutu regime is not
democratic.) Pazner said Shamir
promised that Israel would help if
it can but stressed that the
matter was not in Israel's hands.
Waldorf Astoria Sunday night
and he was at the General As-
sembly Monday when Reagan
addressed the world body.
Shamir was also scheduled to
meet Monday with the foreign
ministers of Britain and Canada.
this exciting event.
The JCC cordially invites all
community members to attend
its annual Succoth Program on
Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 until 3
p.m. at the JCC.
Among the many activities
planned for participants include
sports events, art and craft pro-
jects, refreshments and a beauti-
ful and educational program
under our sukkot, along with
music and dancing. How much
could a program like this cost,
you ask? The answer is amazing
We will also be conducting our
Fall Open House during the same
times which wil give you an idea
of the many and varied programs
currently offered at the JCC.
May of the insstructors will be
present to talk to you personally
about their individual programs
and to answer any questions you
might have.
You owe it to yourself and your
family to plan to attend this
wonderful afternoon program.
Hope to see you there.
The JCC's Movement Class for
children has been rescheduled for
Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to
4:30 instead of meeting on Mon-
days as noted in the new program
This popular class is designed
for children from 3 to 7 and intro-
duces them to the world of move-
ment. Children participate in a
variety of coordination based
activities all set to music. This is
a perfect opportunity to allow
your child to explore the world of
movement, rhythm and have lots
of fun. Call today for more in-
November is Jewish Book
Month at the JCC and we have
many activities planned to cele-
brate this event.
Our kick-off will be on Sunday,
Nov. 4 where we will have Mr.
David Kaufelt, noted author and
lecturer discussing his newest
book. We will have over 100
books for your review and pur-
chase, also.
Please make plans now on at-
tending this informative and
entertaining program.
Calling all kids nine through 14
(Safari-Caravan) who enjoy
having a great time with friends
both old and new!
The Jewish Community Center
is sponsorring a trip to Adven-
ture Island in Tampa on Sunday,
Oct. 7. Children are to meet at the
JCC at 12:30 and are to be picked
up at 7 p.m. Cost for admission,
supervision and transportation is
$12. Money should be brought for
snacks and for dinner which we
will stop for on the way home. If
you are interesting in partic-
ipating in this great activity,
please call Sherry at 344-5795.
Hurry, deadline to sign up is
Thursday, Oct. 4!
nuirk will enable someone the
calibre of Yitzhak Rabin to visit
Pinellas County, as happened
last year. But not often.
Obtaining other "name"
speakers is almost as difficult.
Fees have escalated so markedly
in recent years that only organi-
zations with large speakers
budgets can compete for the best.
Few if any local institutions can
as yet afford this luxury; most of
us are struggling to keep up with
rapidly-expanding needs.
To be sure, a large honorarium
does not guarantee an exciting
evening; nor does a more modest
one preclude a top-notch
presentation. Suncoast residents
can point with pride and
satisfaction to many exhilarating
experiences with speakers
brought here under the auspices
of synagogues, the Federation,
Israel Bonds and other local or-
But there is something unique
about being in the presence of
those who are on the cutting edge
of history.
How do we get them here? The
answer is simple: by pooling our
Every local organization
spends some money on speakers.
If each group would make
available a portion of its
resources, and if a few "angels"
would add to the total, the
community should have a
Speaker's Fund capable
financing a major ieu
program. *
This does not imply that J
organization would give ud 21
part of its program. Local
gregatkras would continue u
weekends; the "Blue and ft3
dinner would continue as inT
past, etc.
The only difference would I
that several times durine
year the plethora of seiL
meetings would give way to i
community-wide gatheria
featuring a major speaker.
ganizations needing to tr
business could do so in se,
sessions immediately prior tot
Speakers would be selected I
a broadly-based commits
reflecting our community!
diversity. The venue
alternate, unless a suit
facility can be found mid-count!
Special arrangements would
made for those unable to
by themselves.
These are workable details: I
cannot imagine that a
Petersburg resident would _
find a way to get to Clearwatert
hear Elie Weisel; or that
Clearwater resident would
travel to St. Petersburg to I
Abba Eban.
It can happen, if we make I
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