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VJewish Flcridian
Off Pinellas County
,6- Number 11
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, May 31,1985
i frtdShochai
Price 35 Cents
Federation Conducts Community Study
ring the week of May 20, Mr.
d Jacobs, a community con-
nt for the Council of Jewish
brations, visited Pinellas
Ctv in order to prepare a com-
prehensive study of the Pinellas
Jewish Community.
The purpose of Mr. Jacobs visit
and report is to review what the
community has accomplished,
Menorah Manor Opens
[voices of the choir from the
,.5 County Jewish Day Beho-
lder the direction of Mark
[celebrated the opening of
. Manor, "Our Home for
I Living" Monday, May 20.
otes of their songs reflected
bntinuity in Jewish life from
ation to Generation.
Ibi Ira Youdovin of Temple
I El, following the Biblical
(to "inscribe" the words of
lord, "upon the doorposts of
fuses" affixed a "Mezuzah"
entranceway of Menorah
[, prior to the moving in of
lints. This gold toned
i was secured in Israel by
[members of the Menorah
r Board of Governors while
. Federation Mission last
en and Edie Seligman, Saul
|Sue Schechter, Lee and
H. Kessler, Marshall and
i Linsky and President Ir-
I. Miller with his wife Sonya.
I realization of the dreams of
Community for a Jewish
kthropic Home for the Aged
It West Coast of Florida,
| to fruition as five residents
in: Minnie Dean, Fannie
i Goldie Schuster, Joseph
1 and Max Yanchuck. It is
ated that by the end of the
teek almost 50 residents will
1 taken up residency in
'i Manor, and will be able
what our future goals should be,
and how we, as a community, can
achieve those goals.
Prior to his arrival, Mr. Jacobs
reviewed important documents, in
order to familiarize himself with
the community. These documents
included Federation By-Laws. Ar-
ticles of Incorporation, Budget
and Allocation reports, Ad-
ministration budgets, Board
minutes, Executive committee
minutes, campaign literature,
Jewish Floridians, community
brochures, and Federation annual
During his stay, Mr. Jacobs in-
terviewed members of the com-
munity for their perceptions,
thoughts, and ideas regarding
Federation, as seen through the
eyes of community leadership.
Among those Mr. Jacobs inter-
viewed are members of the
Federation Executive Committee,
the Executive Directors and
Presidents of the major
beneficiary agencies of the
Federation, major contributors,
committee chairpersons, Federa-
tion staff, Presidents and Rabbis
of temples and synagogues,
organizational leadership, and
members of the Women's Division
Campaign Cabinet.
Almost all the interviews were
done on an individual basis.
After the completion of the in-
terviews, and the reviewing of the
written material, Mr. Jacobs will
publish an all-inclusive study, to
be used by the Jewish Federation
and the community as a guide to
our continued growth and
Foreground: Max Yanchuck.
Left, to right: Edward Vinocur
and Rabbi Ira Youdovin.
to observe their Judaic religion
and heritage throughout their
For additional information on
residency contact Barbara
Friedman, Director of Social Ser-
vices, at 345-2775.
To make a meaningful contribu-
tion to the aged additional funds
are still needed for the Capital
Building Fund, and the involve-
ment of many more volunteers is
still needed. For additional infor-
mation on these, please contact
Edward Vinocur, Executive
Director, or Adele Lurie,
Volunteer Director, also at
Kalb Sees Anti-Semitic
Rise in Bitburg Today
fienna 'Reconciles' With Freud
ENNA (JTA) A memorial marker was erected,
he park in front of the University of Vienna was nam-
Miund Freud Park to honor the Vienna-bom father of
boanalysis. The marker, which carries the inscription,
\ voice of sanity is soft," taken from one of Freud s
is, was unveiled by Mayor Helmut Zilk.
I the unveiling ceremony, Zilk said the park and the
ler are intended to serve as an act of reconciliation by
(ty of Vienna with one of its greatest sons. "Sigmund
W cannot be separated from this city," Zilk said. He
brmed the image of Vienna as no one else."
Mobutu Expects
The visit by President
Reagan and Chancellor
Helmut Kohl to the Bitburg
military cemetery on May 5
"lifted the scab on dark cor-
ners of recent German
history" revealing vindic-
tive anti-Semitism just
beneath the surface in that
Bavarian town, according to
a first-hand report by NBC
News correspondent Marvin
Kalb who confirms the
worst fears of Jews and
others who had protested
against Reagan's visit.
Kalb, in an oped page column
in the New York Times, said he
visited the cemetery the morning
after Reagan and Kohl were there
and talked to Germans, young,
middle-aged and old about the
He wrote that the cemetery
which had been "largely ignored"
for years, has become "an instant
shrine." He saw "small flower
pots marking many flat graves, 49
of them honoring Waffen SS
troops. By the end of my visit,
Investments in His Country
[dent Mobutu Sese
I of Zaire, ending a
Pong visit to Israel,
!l clear that he ex-
increased Israeli in-
pt in and trade with
ge, mineral rich cen-
"ican nation.
N departed from Ben
Airport with the same
and diplomatic honors
_ eeted his arrival there
Ijkys before a 21-gun
[brass-bands and four Israel
F* Jets roaring overhead in
[on- President Chaim Her-
^mier Shimon Peres and
Premier and Foreign
Jfahak Shamir were on
f ^ him off-M they had
welcome him the week
AT AN AIRPORT press con
ference, Mobutu made it clear he
wants and expects the govern-
ment to encourage major Israeli
companies and Jewish and other
industrialists here and abroad to
invest in Zaire. "Respecting a
commitment is very important,
he noted pointedly.
But on political matters he was
less unequivocal. Asked if he
might intercede with other
African countries to resume
diplomatic ties with Israel- as
Zaire did two years ago Mobutu
said, "It is not for me to do that.
He indicated that his resumption
of diplomatic relations with Israel
in 1983 had drawn criticism even
from some sympathetic neighbors
who thought he had been too
But Israeli officials seemed very
pleased with the outcome of
Mobutu's visit, the first three days
of which were at the govern-
ment's invitation. He spent part
of the rest of the time as the guest
of Anglo-Jewish businessman,
Leon Tamman. The officials said
that Tamman, an international
financier, plans to invest some
$400 million in Zaire and was
seeking export incentives from
the Israeli government for tnat
THEY NOTED that Zaire's
economy was improving. The ef-
fects of the energy crisis of the
1970s is fading, and the prices of
minerals Zaire Produces -
diamonds, copper, cobalt and
uranium are rising on the world
The officials said Mobutu sought
no additional military assistance
from Israel but rather a reorder-
ing of certain aspects of the ex-
isting aid package, mainly train-
ing for his armed forces.
many hundreds of Germans and
occasional Americans from the
nearby Air Force base paused
before the wreaths. Some took
pictures. Mothers hushed
children. A religious air seemed to
saturate the place."
feet to the left of the President's
wreath stood an equally im-
pressive one. Accross its banner:
'To the Waffen SS who fell at
Leningrad.' No more than a foot
to the right of the Chancellor's
was another wreath: 'For the
fallen comrades of the Waffen
SS.' "
He disclosed that both wreaths
"had been placed in the chapel,
out of sight, hours before the
President arrived. They were
restored to their original places of
honor only hours after he left..."
Most disturbing was Kalb's
report of a conversation with
natives of Bitburg. One, "who
looked to be in his 20's, is quoted
as saying, 'We Germans and
Americans had been cooperating
very well' he lowered his voice
'until the Jews began to make
"ANOTHER Bitburger zeroed
in on Elie Wiesel. 'Imagine the
nerve of a Jew lecturing President
Reagan. I saw him on television
making trouble the way they all
"An old woman complained that
Mr. Regan had spent only eight
minutes at the cemetery. 'You
know why the visit had to be cut
back? Because of the Jews.' She
stalked away to join a group of
friends, nodding in agreement.
"A man with a cane stopped and
said, 'If they don't like it here, the
Jews, let them go away. We were
better off without them in Ger-
many.' There were only 28,000
left, he was reminded. 'Too
many,' he replied."
people of Bitburg are pleased that
Reagan did not yield to pressure
to cancel his visit. "But it's clear
they resent their new notoriety
and equally clear whom they con-
sider responsible for the
unwelcomed change: the Jews and
media. The Jews are seen as a
group separate from Germans and
Americans an indigestible
lump, a foreign body. The media
are seen as intrusive and irrespon-
sible and, somehow, controlled by
the Jews," Kalb wrote.
Rabbi Jan Bresky
Over 100 reservations have
been received for the Annual
Meeting to be held this Sunday,
June 2, at the Pinellas County
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane N., St. Petersburg.
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, Jewish
Community Center, Kent Jewish
Center, and Pinellas County
Jewish Day School, will all par-
ticipate, and deliver their Annual
Reports. Members of the Jewish
Federation will elect and install
new Federation officers and board
Guest speaker will be Rabbi Jan
Bresky, of Temple Ahavat
A buffet breakfast will be
Strike Ends
TEL AVIV (JTA) Striking
nurses and administrative
employees returned to the
emergency rooms and admission
wards at government hospitals
Sunday in compliance with a back-
to-work order issued by a local
labor court. Their union represen-
tatives are continuing negogia-
tions with the Health and Finance
ministries for higher salaries and
improved working conditions.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of ProellaB County / Friday, May 31,1965
JNF Tour A Success
Forty nine participants from
the Bay area recently returned
home from an outstanding two
week trip to Israel. The trip was
sponsored by the Gulf Coast Coun-
cil of the Jewish National Fund
and took place from April 15-29.
The group was in Israel during
Israel Independence Day and par-
took in a special celebration on
Mount Herzel.
In addition to seeing first hand
the important work of the JNF, all
of the participants were involved
in other extraordinary activities
as well. Amongst these activities
was a special Holocaust Memorial
Day at Kibbutz Yad Mordecai, a
visit to an absorption center
where they met with some of the
new immigrants from Ethiopia,
and attended a special concert in
the hilltop home of Yitzak Tavior.
The participants also had special
sessions with Menachem Perlmut-
ter, "Architect of the Negev";
member of the Knesset Ben-
EUiaar, Moahe Rivlin, World
Chairman of the Keren Kayemeth
Leisrael; and Leket Yehiel, one of
the leaders of the World Labor
Zionist Movement.
From the Rabbi's Desk.
Participants on JNF trip to Israel.
Another highlight of the trip
was a special dedication ceremony
at the American Independence
Park outside of Jerusalem, in
honor of the Amy and Bruce Eps-
tein Family who recently com-
pleted their Woodland at Kyriat
For all of those in attendance
"Next year in Jerusalem" was a
reality this year.
Jewish Day School Test Scores Soar
Superior test scores were
achieved by each class of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School on nationally standardized
tests administered this spring.
For the past three years, the
kindergarten class has achieved
the highest possible stanine score
(9) in reading, math, language and
basic battery of tests on the
Metropolitan Achievement Tests.
In the newly established middle
school, sixth graders achieved ex-
traordinary class grade
equivalents, ranging from ninth
grade in mathematics to post high
school in science. The sixth grade
scored on the tenth grade level in
reading, language, social studies
and complete battery of tests.
Highlights of scores from other
gTades include the following grade
equivalents: ninth grade, second
month in fifth grade language;
eighth grade, first month in
fourth grade reading; sixth grade,
second month in third grade
science; fifth grade, first month in
second grade mathematics; third
grade, eighth month in first grade
A limited number of spaces are
available in several grades for
1985-86 enrollment. For further
information, please contact the
school office at 381-8111.
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of.
Combined Appeal of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
On Monday morning, May 20, a
dream came true. Menorah Manor
welcomed its first residents. Our
Home for Jewish Living became a
living reality.
After years of planning and
working for this day, it passed
with virtually no ceremony. Staff
and volunteers had no time for
hoopla. They were totally absorb-
ed in greeting the newcomers.
In keeping with Jewish
tradition, we affixed a Mezzuzzah
to the front door. Max Yanchuck,
one of the residents, did the
honors. Ed Vinocur, the Home's
marvelously talented executive
director, took his turn. Several
volunteers took theirs.
A gift from the Board, the mez-
zuzzah is beautiful, doubly so
because it comes from Israel. But
its splendor this day was only a
dim luster compared with the joy
radiating from all standing in that
Looking at Max Yanchuck, I
remembered all those elderly folks
who had shared with me their pra-
yers that Menorah Manor might
arrive in time to welcome them.
Some departed this life with that
prayer unanswered. But never
And I thought of something an
Israeli leader said the day Reform
Judaism established its first kib-
Rabbi Ira Youdovin
butz in the Aravah, "today,"-
said, "Reform Judaism becomaj
place on the map of Israel."
On Monday morning, Mty
an abiding commitment to i
welfare of our Jewish ekk,,
became a place on the mipi
Pinellas County.
Temple 1
Dr. Kenneth W. Stein to Speak Sunday, June 10
On Sunday, June 9 at a 10 a.m.
brunch in the Margaret Heye
Great Room of Ruth Eckerd Hall,
Dr. Kenneth W. Stein will discuss
the political history of Palestine
and the Arab-Jewish conflict. Dr.
Stein's presentation is being spon-
sored by the Gulf Coast Council of
the Jewish National Fund as part
of its Educational Series.
Dr. Stein is an Associate Pro-
fessor of Near Eastern History at
Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
He also serves as the Executive
Director of former President Jim-
my Carter's project for the study
of the Arab and Israeli dispute, at
the Carter Center located there.
His highly regarded new book The
Land Question in Palestine,
1917-1939 has received extensive
and very positive reviews.
There is a $5 cost for thet._
which is limited to the first 1
reservations. For further infon
tion or to make your reserva
write or call the Jewish Na
Fund, 8405 N. Himes Av
Suite 213, Tampa. Fl. "
There will be no solicitation d
200 Rally Outside PLO Mission
Urging It Be Closed
200 persons Sunday rallied out-
side the Palestine Liberation
Organization's mission to the
United Nations here urging that it
be closed because of the organiza-
tion's terrorist activities against
State Assemblyman Dov
Hikind, who represents, among
other areas, the Boro Park
neighborhood of Brooklyn, told
the rally that he would seek to in-
troduce a resolution in Albany
urging that the PLO office be
City Councilman Robert
Dryfoos indicated that he, too,
would propose a similar resolution
in the 35-member City Council
urging Mayor Edward Koch to
close the PLO office.
The PLO maintains observer
status at the United Nations.
They city in turn provides it with
police protection.
The rally was organized by ad
hoc group called the Committe
Against Terrorism, formed by Irv-
ing Katz and coordinated with the
Jewish Defense Organization.
Katz is a member of Americans
for a Safe Israel which did not for-
mally sponsor the rally.
Nevertheless, AFSI director
Peter Goldman, addressing the
rally.said of the PLO: "These
criminals should not be granted
diplomatic privileges, nor dealt
with in any way except on the bat-
tlefield. Nor should these
criminals be receiving the protec-
tion of the city of New York."
Under Supervision Vaad Hakashrut Pinellas County
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Coast to Coast.

Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service Holds Elections
Friday, May 31,1985 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County Page 3
the May meeting of Gulf
,t Jewish Family Service, the
ers and Board of Directors
, installed for the up-coming
Stan Newmark, in-coming
^nt of Jewish Federation,
on hand in ceremonies which
boded the installation of James
ISoble, Esquire as President;
im Israel, Vice President;
Silverman, Esquire, Vice
sident; Ellen Glassman,
etary and Ruth Dikman,
j Soble, the newly elected
sident of Jewish Family Ser-
had previously served on the
'si as Vice President and
nber of the Legal Committee.
Soble is currently with the
jipa law firm of Taub and
lliams. Jim, wife Ann and their
-lighter Leslie have been
tdents of Pinellas County for
t past four years. Commitment
the community at large is an
ortant part of their daily lives.
Soble family are active
Imbers of Temple B'nai Israel in
water with Ann serving on
, oard of Trustees of the Tem-
and the Temple Sisterhood.
Ann is immediate Past
...jdent of the Suncoast
ioter Women's American
expressed his pride in the
mous election results. "I
|re the deepest respect and
*m regarding the caliber of
Board members and profe-
pnal staff." He expressed pride
in serving for a Jewish communal
agency which has been recognized
by the state and nation in both the
Jewish communal and genera]
community experts as a model
As President of an organization
which provides over 2,000,000
dollars of life-giving services to
the community; including counsel-
ing, homemaker, volunteer and
residential services, Mr. Soble
stated that commitment to quality
of care in partnership with profes-
sional staffing remain the highest
Mr. Soble has clearly
demonstrated his commitment to
the organization in giving
valuable time in the areas of
overall policy decisions in associa-
tion with the Board of Directors
known for their varied expertise
and donation of countless hours.
"It was my delight as incoming
President of Jewish Family Ser-
vice to realize the reputation we
have developed as highlighted in
state-wide meetings of the Florida
Association of Jewish Federa-
tions. It has always been evident
to me that throughout the years
our Presidents, such as Harry
Green, Murray Jacobs and Jack
Levy have given so much of their
Other Board members serving
include: Leonard Apter; Loins
Belinson, MD; Mrs Ollie Blue;
Mrs. Susan K. Diner; Mrs.
Florence Fayer; Harry Green;
Mrs. Jacqueline Jacobs; Murray
wish Singles Conference
he Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
ncil is hosting the second an-
Jewish Singles Conference
aturday, June 1, and Sunday,
12, at the Don CeSar Beach
pit. St. Petersburg Beach,
lie conference will begin Satur-
|with Havdala Services at 8:45
. followed by a dance, continu-
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with
Kshops and a brunch. Kenny
[Ian, of the Tampa Bay Buc-
ers, will be the guest speaker
rig the brunch.
es for the conference events
| $30 for complete singles con-
ence (dance and
hops/brunch) in advance;
tdoor. Saturday night dance
)$12 in advance; $15 at door.
ay workshops/brunch (only)
|in advance; $30 at door.
more complete information
erning the conference, in
call the Tampa Jewish
1 Service, 813-251-0083, or in
i call the Jewish Communi-
fcnter of Pinellas County,
Mhy Smith and Carla
pan, co-chairs of the Tampa
Newish Singles Council Con-
we Committee announced
the following outstanding
jonalities have agreed to
P the series of workshops for
Pecond Annual Jewish Singles
pence to be held at the Don
w Beach Resort, Saturday
I Sunday. June 1-2. These
ps will be Ruth Rogers, well
?n area astrologist; Iris Lee,
1*. LCSW. from Gulf Coast
pi Family Service; Leslye
finnan. Director of Anti-
fmation League; Michele
Fein MA. NBCC, and Robin
[ ACSW, LCSW, from Tam-
P'sh Social Service; Kay Lil-
Ptejn. Charitable Tax Plann-
^ndowment Development
Pj'tam. Director of the TOP
Iwtion; Gail Rosen; Joe Kirs-
I and Rabbi Ira Youdovin of
Fle Beth-El.
*n lilassman. a member of
reference Committee, noted
ls|gmtieance of this year's
POM ia to recognize the
broad range of issues and pro-
blems that many singles are called
upon to deal with. In so doing, this
year's conference will look at such
matters as; being single and
Jewish and the stress of parenting
and managing life as a single, as
well as providing for the social
needs of the participants through
Saturday evening's opening dance
Karen Schulman of the Con-
ference Program Committee
pointed out that some people
might be particularly interested in
the brunch on Sunday, which will
feature Kenny Kaplan, offensive
tackle with the Tampa Bay Buc-
caneers as the guest speaker. Mr.
Kaplan will speak on the issue of
how one can adapt and maintain
one's Jewish identity in a secular
James B. Soble
M. Jacobs; Mrs. Anne Kahana;
Morris Kahana; Mrs. Jenny
Kleinfeld; Jack Levy; Sidney Mit-
chell; Harold Rivkind, Ed.D.; H.
Leonard Schlesinger, MD; and
Mrs. Frieda Sohon. Advisory
Board Members include Mrs. Har-
riet Rayner; and Mrs. Barbara
As evidenced by the names, it is
clear the Board of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service offers ex-
pertise in medical, legal,
managerial, business and other
key areas. Most impressive,
however, remains the compas-
sionate commitment to those who
are suffering.
Also honored at the installation
was Mrs. Florence Fayer who
served two years on the Executive
Board as Secretary and
Parliamentarian. She was
recognized as an organized and
dedicated individual who served
her role in a most professional and
efficient manner.
The Board expressed their pride
in the association of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County as
well as funding received from the
Florida Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services; Pinellas
County United Way; Pasco Coun-
ty United Way; Pinellas County
Board of County Commissioners;
Pasco County Board of County
Commissioners; City of St.
Petersburg; "ACTION" funds;
the Juvenile Welfare Board and
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice is a subsidiary agency of the
Jewish Federation.
New Spiritual Leader At
Cong. Beth Shoiom, Gulfport
Mr. John Bromwich, president
of Congregation Beth Shoiom of
Gulfport has announced that Rab-
bi Israel Dvorkin has been
selected as the congregation's
spiritual leader.
Rabbi Dvorkin was born in Lo-
ndon, England and received his
rabbinic training at the Tree of
Life College there. After years of
service in the rabbinate, including
officiating as a chaplain in the
British Army, he accepted a pulpit
in South Africa.
In 1958 he migrated to the
United States where he added to
his rabbinic knowledge and train-
ing at the New York Rabbinic
Yeshiva. After serving congrega-
tions in Elkhart, Ind. and Hun-
tington, W.Va. he began to move
southward. This led him to
synagogues in Valdosta, Ga. and
most recently in Beveryly Hills,
Fla. He has been honored on many
occasions including an award from
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Rabbi Dvorkin will officiate at
Sabbath services on Friday, June
7. Sabbath services, in the Conser-
vative tradition, are held regular-
ly on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Satur-
days at 9 a.m. at the synagogue,
1844 54th Street So., Gulfport.
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A Jewish
From Ellis Island to Treasure
Island, the age-old inheritance of
Tzedakah, has meant justice and
assistance to the less fortunate
and needy. The success of Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service (GC-
JFS) is rooted ir. the sacred
obligation of helpin ?our fellow
The Jews who came to the
United States during the colonial
era were mainly merchants and
artisans settling in New York,
New Port, Charleston, Savannah
and Philadelphia. They brought
with them the tradition of a close-
knit community, where the
synagogue was clearly the center
of activity and strength.
Their first communal activities
centererd around burying the
dead rather than providing for the
living. Gradually, the congrega-
tion expanded to assume
charitable functions for the care
of the needy and the helpless.
From the very beginning, "chari-
ty" was considered a social duty
and the responsibility for its ad-
ministration was entrusted only to
leaders of the congregation who
evidenced high status. The protec-
tion of homeless and orphaned
children, one of the traditional
concerns of the Jewish community
since biblical times was the next
area of concern to the newly
established settlers.
The period of the onset of large-
scale immigration, 1880-1920
marked, rapid and far reaching
developments in the field of Jewi-
sh social service.
It was during these years that
philanthropies which had
previously been small in size and
limited in function, grew to large
multi-purpose agencies, assisting
new immigrants and providing
shelter, clothing and food
whenever the need arose. The im-
migrant Jew, a stranger in a new
land struggling to make ends
meet, possessed a pride that
would not permit him to accept
charity. He could however, solve
his problems while retaining his
self-respect through the help from
the Jewish agencies. Dignity and
privacy became a central theme
and remains a central theme
The depression marked the
beginning of social security and an
age of greater federal and state
participation in meeting the long
term needs of the poor. This
enabled the GCJFS to take on
new, wider functions such as fami-
ly and individual counseling and a
large unmet need.
Today, GCJFS is a modern ve-
rsion of the multi-function agency
which evolves over time. Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service has
been serving the local Jewish c-
ommunity since the 1960's with
offices in Clearwater and St.
Petersburg. It serves the needs of
families and individuals of all ages
and financial categories, whether
it is assisting an infant and child
care, career counseling for college
bound students or meeting the
ever growing needs of an aged
society. GCJFS stands ready to
answer any call for assistance. We
have come a long way from Ellis
Island but our Jewish heritage for
Tzedakah remains the same.
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Book Review
A first thought identifying
Stephen Birmingham based on his
books Our Crowd. Les Grandees,
and even the fiction of the Auer-
bach Will is, that he is an
But, his best book to date, The
Rest of Us, the driving story of the
Jews who came to America
1882-1900 to escape the pogroms
of Eastern Europe is largely
biographical, not history. The
Eastern European Jews came,
they worked, and some prospered.
The Germans were the first Jews
to emigrate; many became rich,
tended toward assimilation, and
receded into the American
populace. They were eager for ac-
ceptance, and took steps to insure
this by imitation of the elite whom
they admired. Their
Americanization extended from
the proper life style and business
practices to their religion. It is the
German Jews who initiated
Reform Judaism in the U.S. They
adapted to this culture so suc-
cessfully and so profitably money-
wise, that they were able to walk
side by side with their American
counterparts. Therefore, when
the invasion in 1880, of Polish and
Russian Jews began, the Germans
were agitated. At first they tried
to divert them westward, out of
New York City to New Jersey and
even beyond the Mississippi.
These "poor" Jews, living in
such abject poverty, stirred some
of their German brethren to res-
pond along the lives of Tzedakah,
thus forming the United Hebrew
Charities. The United Hebrew
Charities helped immigrants who
remained, with some food, lodg-
ings, some medical care and
counseling for on-the-spot pro-
blems. Castle Gardens was the
first port of entry, followed by
Ellis Island, established in 1892.
The first anti-Semitism that
Russian and Polish Jews en-
countered was a built-in reaction
of their own peers, the German
Jews. The two did not blend. Bir-
mingham points out that the
thoroughly assimilated German
Jew was unsympathetic
religiously, socially and intellec-
tually to the Russian and Polish
Jews. These new immigrants
were of an entirely different set of
personality traits.
The Jewish quarter occupied by
these new immigrants in
downtown New York City was an
embarrassment in its squalor.
Those who became successful
moved uptown and made their
mark in fields entirely different
from those of their German
brothers. In the garment and fur
trade, they rose to the top. They
offered women well-fitting clothes
at modest cost and revolutionized
the business. Their entrance into
the world of theater was un-
paralleled. Emerging now were
Jewish entertainers, writers,
lawyers, politicians, businessmen,
songwriters, etc., i.e., Danny
Kaye, Edgar G. Robinson, Eddie
Cantor, Jack Benny, David Sa-
rnoff, Samuel Bronfman, and. Bet-
ty Joan Persia, better known as
Lauren Bacall.
The book then is a series of
stories and anecdotes, well resear-
ched by the author. The sketches
of Samuel Goldwyn may not be
100 percent factual, but near
enough to the truth to be
enlightening as well as entertain-
ing. S.G. Samuel/Gelbfisz (Samuel
Goldwin) lived in the Pale of Set-
tlement with his family. His father
studied Torah, his mother was a
money lender. Still in his teens, he
decided to leave Warsaw, took
one of his father's suits, and had it
cut down to fit him. He went to
Hamburg on the German border,
and chartered his course to U.S.
Once here, he settled in
Gloversville, N.Y., the glove
capital of the states. Having suf-
fered the ills of the czars, he was
anxious to work and to succeed,
and he became a glove salesman.
He was successful and became in-
terested in the film industry. His
mercurial rise on the ladder of
success is best summed up by
remembering some of his movies:
The Best Years of Our Lives,
Wuthering Heights, Stella Dallas,
Dodsworth, Arrowsmith, etc. The
last two, Dodsworth and Ar-
rowsmith, were cinema triumphs
with sound (around 1937). An
amusing anecdote in his colorful
career concerns his decision to
produce a screen version of
Romeo and Juliet. He was deter-
mined to change the ending, to
make it a happy one, but his
friends admonished him: "Bill
Shakespeare wouldn't like that!"
Many a "Goldwynism" is at-
tributed to him. Remember, "let
me sum it up for you in two words,
'Im-possible!' And, "let me pin-
point for you the approximate
date." And, the best known is
"Include me out!"
Equally colorful is the life story
of David Sarnoff, another poor lad
who rose to the presidency of the
Radio Corporation of America and
practically invented television. In-
dustrious as a boy, helping his
family and parents, four younger
brothers and sisters, he sold
newspapers, the Tage Blatt
(Jewish Daily News) and also the
Foreword. He planned on being a
newspaper reporter, but, by a
fluke, he stumbled into a radio and
electronic company instead of the
newspapers' offices which he was
seeking and found immediate
employment. Here he learned the
Morse Code, and radiotelegraphy,
before he was 16 years old. He
foresaw great opportunities in
this field and next was employed
by Marconi Wireless and then
Wanemakers. When the Titanic
disaster struck, David Sarnoff
manned the station at
Wanemaker's during the entire
episode. He remained at his radio
post for 72 hours, reporting
names of some who had perished
on shipboard and various
messages from survivors who
were fortunate enough to enter
lifeboats. He. David Sarnoff,
became the hero of the day and
"brought radio to the front" at
the age of 22.
Helena Rubenstein was a
household name in the field of
cosmetics. She brought with her
from Poland secret lotions and
creams which helped launch her
famous Maison de Beaute Helena
Rubenstein. It was through her in-
novative selling techniques that
she ranked with Elizabeth Arden.
cosmetics in quality, and was
especially preferred by upper
class "Jewish women. She
employed dozens of relatives in
her operations and suspicious by
nature, she held all the reins in her
hands. She had two sons. Roy and
Horace, whom she kept under her
control in the business. When she
died in 1965 at 95 years, she left a
fortune, which she did not leave to
her sons. Instead, the big part of
her estate was bequeathed to a
foundation for "Women and
The volume, The Rest of Us,
contains numerous absorbing ac-
counts of other well known Rus-
sian and Polish Jews. Samuel
Bronfman and his sons Edgar and
Sam formed a dynasty and are
well known as the whiskey ty-
coons. When Edgar was president
of Seagrams', their corporation,
he boasted of a fortune of $3.7
Birmingham does not reflect the
Jewish hoods and hoodlums. He
relates anecdotes re- uj
Lansky, who ran The Ewfl
Las Vegas. There J^SI
dicate boys, and they Zl
prototypes of the tmrf
who contributed to make
Vegas what it is today A,
profile is that of Little U
Lifschitz, better known i
Ralph Lauren. the u
designer. At 44 he 3
millionaire. J
There is mux'!, t,, read jnd,
in The Rest of! ">-. It is a tru
piece of work and accom
ment, with a critical eye tod
It is highly recommendedr
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Three Israeli soldiers held
captive since 1982 by a
Damascus-based Palestinian
terrorist organization
returned home Monday
night in the course of a lop-
sided, complex prisoner ex-
change during which Israel
simultaneously set free
1,100 Palestinians and
others, among them some of
the most notorious terrorist
mass killers in its prison
population for as. long as
two decades.
The soldiers, Hezi Shai, Yosef
Groff and Nissim Salem, were
captured in the early days of the
war in Lebanon nearly three years
ago and held by the Popular Front
for the Liberation of Palestine-
General Command, headed by
pro-Syrian Ahmed Jabril.
Their return triggered an out-
pouring of joy nationwide. But the
exchange agreement will be the
subject of prolonged soul-
searching and possibly sharp
criticism in the days and weeks
precedent for the unbalanced
ratio in November, 1983, Israel,
under the Likud-led government,
traded some 3,000 prisoners in the
Ansar detention camp in south
Lebanon for six Israeli soldiers
the situation is not entirely
The Ansar prisoners, mostly
Palestinians, were never tried and
convicted for specific crimes.
Many of those released Monday
are convicted killers serving life
sentences, who would not be alive
had there been capital punishment
in Israel.
Moreover, both the ratio and
terms of the exchange apparently
were determined by Jibril in mon-
ths of secret negotiations which
employed the good offices of the
International Committee of the
Red Cross (ICRC) and Dr.
Herbert Amery, the Austrian Am-
bassador in Greece.
The Israelis involved in the
negotiations included Shmuel
Tamir, a former Minister of
Justice, Gen. Amos Yariv, head of
the Israel Defense Force Man-
power Branch, and former
Knesset member Arye Eliav.
THE IDF praised the Swiss
government for its help. The ex-
change was carried out in Geneva,
under the direct supervision of the
ICRC, and partially in Israel.
The three Israeli soldiers were
flown from Damascus to Geneva
in three separate aircrafts earlier
in the day and were placed in
custody of te ICRC there until the
arrival of about 400 Arab
prisoners from Israel in three
Boeing transport planes.
At the same time, some 600
Palestinians convicted of terrorist
acts in Israel or against the IDF in
Lebanon were released from
Israeli prisons and sent to their
homes in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. Another 150 Arabs were
released on the Golan Heights and
handed over to Syrian authorities,
presumably to be returned to their
homes in Lebanon.
THE THREE freed Israeli
soldiers arrived in Israel late Mon-
day evening, only hours after a
day-long news blackout was lifted
by the authorities here. But
thousands of Israelis already
knew of the prisoner exchange
from foreign media reports. It
was officially announced here only
after it was reported on Jordan
television's Hebrew Newsreel at
7:30 p.m., a program widely wat-
ched in Israel.
Israel's policy always has been
that one Israeli prisoner is worth
hundreds of enemy detainees, and
there is a long record of ex-
changes of dangerous Palestinian
terrorists for captured Israelis.
These date back as long ago as
1971 and were carried out under
both Labor and Likud
But a perusal of the list of ter-
rorists turned loose may give
pause to many. The best known by
far is not an Arab but a Japanese,
Kozo Okamoto, the sole surviving
member of the Red Army ter-
rorist gang that carried out the
Lod Airport massacre in 1972.
The gang opened fire in the
passenger terminal of Ben Gurion
Airport in Lod, killing 27 persons
and wounding 72. Among those
slain were 16 Puerto Rican
tourists on a pilgrimage to the ho-
ly sites in Jerusalem.
OKAMOTO, now 37, was
sentenced to life imprisonment. In
the ensuing years his name ap-
peared on almost every list of ter-
rorists whose release was
demanded in exchange for hijack-
ed plane or bus passengers or
hostages held by Palestinian and
other terrorists.
Other terrorists released are
not as well known outside of
Israel. Among them are
Turki, 57, a Haifa
sentenced in 1973 to
prisonment for his activitiM,]
Syrian espionage group; Ai
Kleihal and Subhi Naarani,
from Galilee who were cont(
for the bombing of the
University library cafeWMJ
which 28 persons were I
third member of the
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exchange in 1978.
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to attack Eilat from the
1978. He commanded a
freighter armed with Katj
rocket launchers and carrvingf
tons of dynamite. Jaloud was
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Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
hen was the last time you en-
i a feeling of serenity? If you
, among the 30 people who
It on an overnight trip to
Isegut Hill in Brooksville, you
j answer Wednesday, April
mid-day April 25.
linsegut is a beautiful facility
L is available for conferences.
[program was coordinated by
|St. Petersburg Junior College
[the Golda Meir Center.
inong the participants were
jam and Morris Weisbord,
u,ard Castle, Anne Blatt,
Hie Konetz, and Lillian and
ISilberzweig. Their words can
I express the effect the over-
It had on them.
JOMld Castle "I not only
jyed the sessions but also the
It opportunity to enjoy people
jve met at the Center."
hie Blatt "It was an ex-
fcnce most of us enjoyed."
Lldie Konetz "The at-
ihere was so peaceful, relax-
land there was such a feeling
Ilian and Sam Silberzweig
> Chinsegut overnight was a
Jitful ex|>erience." The ac-
les included a Great Decisions
tnar on Nicaragua, and an
.1 Brief reading in both Yidd-
jid English, with each person
ent having an opportunity to
I Abby or Editor of the For-
I. This spirited discussion was
Led by a cooling off period
it Mitzvah
pi Baseman, daughter of Ra-
nd Mrs. Arthur Baseman,
Hebrate her Bat Mitzvah on
8 at Temple B'nai Israel,
Ilia attends the temple
ious school, and is active in
Junior Youth Group, where
the 8th grade represen-
fc. She is a student at the Oak
e Middle School, where she is
Honor Student. She was
I two consecutive years to
ppate in the Pinellas County-
Tetersburg Times Writers
p, and was awarded the Pride
', Award. Dalia received an
jlent rating for piano at the
let Music Competition, and
Vlected for Knighten Gales, a
pg-dancing music ensemble.
.is also a member of her
fs newspaper staff.
*>i and Mrs. Baseman will
? reception on June 8 at the
Celebrating with Dalia
[be special guests grand-
Its Mr. and Mrs. Steven
Mrm Tennessee, Aunt and
| Dr. and Mrs. Joel Baseman,
Uncle Dr. Kenneth
California, Mr. and
B. Greenspan,
nusetts, and cousins from
Phone: 461-0222
with cold drinks and snacks,
followed by a folk dancing session.
Miriam and Morris Weisbord -
"We have never been to anything
like this. Kudos to Marcie for all
her hard work and for coming
along even though she was not
feeling well."
The Golda Meir Center hopes
you will take the opportunity to
enjoy a retreat at Chinsegut Hill
when another one is planned.
Book Ends What's new at the
Golda Meir Center Library?
Eichmann Interrogated edited
by Jochen von Lanz.
Hebrew Myths by Robert Graves
and Raphael Patai.
The Butcher ofLyon by Brendan
Chaim Weizmann by Jehuda
Coat of Many Colors by Israel
Pioneer Jews by Harriet and
Fred Rochlen.
The Rabbi on 1,7th St. by Ann
The Young Inheritors by
Yehuda Avner.
The Golda Meir Friendship Club
will be attending the Golden Ap-
ple Dinner Theatre Wednesday,
June 19, at 11:30 a.m. for "No,
No, Nanette." For tickets and in-
formation call Lil Gross at
The club will be meeting infor-
mally for cards at Golda Meir
Center each Monday.
House Committee Approves Bin
To Eye Ethnic Crimes
bill requiring the Federal Bureau
of Investigation to collect data on
crimes motivated by racial,
religious or ethnic prejudice was
unanimously approved by the
House Judiciary Subcommittee of
Criminal Justice May 2. The Hate-
Crime Statistic Act would require
the Attorney General to issue an
annual report summarizing the
data on such crimes starting with
the year 1986.
"It will give us a better picture
of the extent" of such crimes, said
David Brody, Washington
representative .of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. He said it would also help
"to focus public attention" on the
Originally, a bill was introduced
to collect this data as part of the
FBI's annual uniform crime
report. But at a hearing of the
subcommittee on March 21, the
Justice Department cited
technical difficulties in doing this.
The ADL at the hearing then
suggested that the hate informa-
tion could be collected outside of
this reporting system. All sides
agreed, and the bill was changed
to the one approved.
Brody said the ADL would con-
tinue to collect information on
anti-Semitic incidents
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Rock Basketball Soccer Softball
Hockey Zoological & Science Program
Dietary Laws Observed Shabbat Services
Medical Staff Available at All Times
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Cutting the ribbon for the road named in her honor in American
Independence Park, Jerusalem, is Charlotte Jacobson, president,
Jewish National Fund of America. With her at the dedication
site is (left to right): Dr. Samuel I. Cohen, executive vice presi-
dent, JNF of America; Dr. Joseph P. Sternstein, member of JNF
of America board of directors and past president of the Zionist
Organization of America; Jack Lefkowitz, treasurer, JNF of
America; and Moshe Rivlin, world chairman, Keren Kayemeth
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Temple Beth-El of St. Petersburg is seeking
a Temple Manager to coordinate the expanding
program of our growing congregation.
Office management and/or administrative
experience essential. Experience with
computers helpful. Some typing.
Salary open. Please send resumes to:
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Congregations. Organizations Events
Senior Study
Graduation Tonight
At Friday evening Sabbath Ser-
vices at 8 p.m. on May 31, four
seniors will graduate from the
Temple B'nai Israel Religious
School. These students have com-
pleted an additional two-year pro-
gram beyond Confirmation.
The students will focus their
service on "Why I Choose To Be
Jewish" and share their personal
views and thoughts.
Graduating Seniors are: Robin
Drutman, Carolyn Hoffman, Ar-
thur Rubin and Glenn Weiss.
The entire community is invited
to the worship service and recep-
tion that follows.
On Sunday, May 26, during the
holiday at Shavuot, 25 tenth grade
students of Temple B'nai Israel,
Clearwater, confirmed their faith.
The students created their own
service around the theme of "The
Changing Face of the Jew In
Since the holiday of Shavuot
commemorates the receiving of
the Ten Commandments at Mount
Sinai, the students read from the
Torah Scroll and recited the Con-
firmation Declaration before the
open Ark.
the Sisterhood is proud to an-
nounce the culmination of its first
two-year cycle of the Women's In-
stitute for Living and Learning
(WILL), on the first day of
Shavuot, May 26.
Fourteen of the women have
successfully completed all the re-
quirements of the courses and
became Bnot Torah and par-
ticipated in leading the services.
Members of the Women's In-
stitute for Living and Learning
have studied for four semesters
each Sunday morning. Many
members of the class progressed
from no reading knowledge of
Hebrew to an ability to read and
to participate in the worship
Other courses included four
semesters of the study of history
which spanned the ages and
generations of the thought and
development of Jewish life:
Biblical, Talmudic, Medieval,
modern, and contemporary, and
the Understanding of the Content
and Structure of the Prayerbook
were also included in the
These classes have been open to
all women interested in expanding
and deepening their knowledge
and understanding. The instruc-
tors were Rabbi Kenneth
Bromberg, Johanna Bromberg
and Ann Panush.
Classes next year, beginning in
the fall, will be open to women and
men of the community.
All who have participated in the
WILL during the past two years
were honored on May 26.
Sisterhood is offering a special
20 percent discount on all pro-
ducts, including printed invita-
tions for special occasions, and
personalized stationery. For infor-
mation, call Linda, 535-2526.
Sisterhood. There will be a lun-
cheon/meeting on June 4,12 noon,
$2, in the Fellowship Hall. This
will be the last Sisterhood meeting
of the year, where the new board
members will be introduced for
the upcoming year, and we will
review our accomplishments in
1984-85. There will also be a
report on the Florida Branch Con-
ference that was held on May
Fathers Day Brunch Planned.
Mrs. Dee Dinsfriend, chairperson,
announced the date for the first
Father's Day Brunch, is Sunday,
June 16 at 10 a.m. Reservations
must be made by June 10. $4 per
person. Your check is your reser-
vation. Make check payable, and
mail reservation to, CBI
Sisterhood, 301-59th Street
North, St Petersburg, FL 33710.
Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah. CBI is accepting applica-
tions for the PRTT afternoon
religious school and Sunday
Schools. Children from
kindergarten to 2nd grade go to
class on Sundays from 9:30 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. Our programs in-
clude a study of Jewish Holidays,
arts and crafts, dance and beginn-
ing Hebrew. Students from 3rd to
7th grade take classes on Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:15 p.m. to
6:15 p.m. and on Sunday from
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Subjects
taught are: Prayer, Bible, Hebrew
Language, Judaica, Holidays,
History, Song and Dance, and
various club activities, such as
newspaper, acting, needlepoint,
etc. Call Congregation B'nai
Israel for registration forms,
Mitzvah Men's Club. The Mitz-
vah Men's Club announces the
1985-86 Officers. They are: Presi-
dent, Abe Mellitz; First Vice
President, John Sommella; Se-
cond Vice President, Eric Schaaf;
Third Vice President, Len
Glassman; Secretary, Coman
Goldstein; Treasurer, Philip
Redisch; elected board members:
William Dolgoff, Louis Mellitz and
Isadore Wexler.
Pauline Rivkind Pre-School.
Congregation B'nai Israel is still
accepting applications for the fall
1985 semester. There are open-
ings for three and four year olds,
half day or full day.
Our program encourages special
experiences which are part of life
in the Pauline Rivkind Pre-School,
where the young child may ex-
plore his environment, experience
success, and move confidently on
to the next problem. We offer
many varied programs in-
cluding Jewish Family living,
singing with the Cantor, Alpha B.
Yoga, Volunteer Grandparents,
field trips, and more.
The curriculum is planned to
provide a balance between
cognitive and affective activities
and is based on the development
needs of individual children,
stressing the creation of a good
self image. Visits are welcome at
the Pauline Rivkind Pre-School
just call for an appointment,
381-4900, ask for Bev Sherman,
head teacher.
TAMPA The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has published guidelines for
American Jews to establish and
maintain links with Soviet
prisoners of conscience and
refuseniks through a letter-
writing campaign.
The League's European Affairs
Department, in cooperation with
the National Conference on Soviet
Jewry, published a roster of 59
prisoners and refuseniks in
booklet form, together with
details and dates of their im-
prisonment or internal exile and
the filing of exit visa applications.
Noting that the cover of the
booklet is inscribed with the
words, "If you forget them, the
world will forget them," Abraham
H. Foxman, ADL's Associate Na-
tional Director and head of its In-
ternational Affairs Division, said:
"It is vital that these victims of
Soviet anti-Israel and anti-Semitic
policies not lose the hope to go on
with the struggle for freedom
to know that people outside the
Soviet Union are fighting in their
The ADL booklet said that tens
of thousands of Jews have been
denied visas to emigrate from the
Soviet Union and others have
been imprisoned or sent into inter-
nal exile because they sought to
assert their Jewish identity.
"Let us write to the Soviet
Jews, offering our encourage-
ment," the booklet went on. "Let
us write to our government, en-
dorsing their support. Let us
write to Soviet officials, pro-
testing their actions against our
brothers and sisters."
Copies of the prisoner-refusenik
roster booklet may be obtained
free of charge by contacting ADL
at 5002 Lemon St., Suite 2300,
Tampa, FLa. 33609, or by phon-
ing 813 875-0750.
Hilda Sachs of Clearwater was
installed as President of the
Florida Central Region of
Hadassah at their annual spring
conference in Tampa on April 30.
Hadassah. the Women's Zionist
8 Week & 4 Week Sessions
Open to Children Presently in
Kindergarten5th Grades
Scholarship Assistance Available
CALL 446-4923 To Register
Or For Information
Hilda Sachs
Organization of America, is the
largest women's volunteer
organization in this country with
370,000 members. The Florida
Central Region, one of five
regions in the State of Florida, is
comprised of 25 chapters with
about 8,000 members. Many local
women are on the region ex-
ecutive board such as: Vice
Presidents, Betty Slavney and
Joan Waitz; Corresponding
Secretary, Elaine Belkin;
Treasurer, Gaye Harfenist; Fund
Raising Coordinator, Ruth
Brown; and Membership .Coor-
dinator, Evelyn Thorpe.
A board meeting will be held on
Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m., at
the home of Dorene Ben, 812
Amelia Court NE., St.
On May 8, the following officers
were installed for the 1985-86
President, Carol Gray; Vice
President Program, Pauline
Lunin; Vice President Fund Rais-
ing, Marilyn Krohn; Vice Presi-
dent Education, Miriam Tambor;
Vice President Membership,
Sharon Feen; Recording
Secretary, Sylvia Blatt; Cor-
responding Secretary, Ruby Gorn-
bein; Financial Secretary, Lenore
Freyer; and Treasurer, Tillie
West End
Members and guests are urged
to attend the installation of of-
ficers on June 3, at 11:30 a.m., at
Sweetwaters Restaurant. Lun-
cheon will be served, and Jewish
songs and music will be featured.
New officers are: President,
Jean Orloff; Vice President, Ida
Elegant; Financial Secretary,
Lillian Rackstein; and Treasurer,
Nancy Kess.
Entertaiment will be provided
by Lillian Brescia, and door prizes
will be given.
Members, guests, and nJ
tive members are wZil
donation is $6.50. For 29
and reservations, call 21
446-3106 or Ida F^'
796-3061. tlet
St. Petersburg
Evening Chapter
Why belong to Won
American ORT? The a
that its members in the c
ty care about quality pubii-,
and throughout the counts]
need for better schools i
education to be a top pri,
They work for educatj]
will equip people for m
Always ahead of its time.)
ORT, the vocational, andt
education program of the]
ORT is for young womJ
ing affiliaton with a ji
organization, for the mother]
wants to give other chik
same opportunities avaL.
her own, and for the
mothers who remember*]
Holocaust and are com
about Jewish identity. ORIj
everyone who wants to en.
her caring and concern fa|
quality of Jewish survival.
If you join ORT now, yj,
five months membership
Your basic dues of $15 art]
through 1986.
For more information, all
nifer, 391-9085 or Si
To join, send a check for|
made out to Women's An
ORT, to Paula Dangler
83rd Way N., Seminolel
Commander Abe BiL
Department of Florida, JW?|
recently in Clearwater to off
the installation of officers!
Gulf Coast District
Elected to office were:
Glassman, commander I
Wisotzky, senior vice coma
Morris Bengis. junior raj
mander; Paul Hochberg, i
master; Harry Eiseman.i
The total experience anc
tion of these men to the,
250 years, and indicates i
Continued on Pagei
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28

Religious Directory
4*0 8. Paaadea. A vs.. St. Petersburg Si7 Rabbi David "*
Ira 8. Youdovta Friday Evening Sabbath ^W'7;, ,
Morning Sabbath Service it am. B.r-B.1 Mltsvah Service 11 wm
Congregation BEraSH<>LOMCsiservntlve koM"I
1844 M St., S.. 8t. Petersburg 3S707 Rabbi Emeritus Morrt* WWJjl
Sabbath Services: Friday evening at 8 p. m ; Saturday. am
( onireration B'NAI ISRAEL -Conservative ^
3*1 St St. N.. St. Petersburg 38710 Rabbi Jacob !*" ,
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening VJ- Tri tf
Sunday a.m.; Monday Friday 8 e-m.; and evenln* Mlnyss
Congregation BETH < HAI -Conaen atl% e
8400 US St. V. Seminole 33541 s Rabbi Sherman P. J'JJJmB
,8p.m.; !
Services: Friday evening* A p.
Congregation BETH M ALOM-Conservative
IStQ 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater SSSlf
1 h.rf H
.Rabbi Kenneth *]
Saturday a.m.. Sud '
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.
Mlnyanta.m. s Tel.Ml 1418.
I88S S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater SSSK
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.: Saturday I0:30a.n
. R,bb. Arthur*> '
P.O. Box 111*. Dunedln 338*8 1575Curlew Rd.. Hsln. H r", ,Mll
JanBresky Sabbath Services: Friday evening f-">
Congregation BET EMET-Humanistic nwefc'f
*47e Nursery Rd.. Clearwater Service: 1st Friday <><
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Friday, May 31,1985 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Jewish Community Center
Ue-camp kadima
fagnp Kadima is scheduled
L 3 through June 14, at the
Lrsburg JCC. &*!*
pa from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
, extended day from 7 a.m.
is also available for ages
Ijties will include a swim
JL arts and crafts, music,
Iand field trips. Excursions
W ranch, Albert-Whitted
U Chuck-E-Cheese,
Ins Park, and Ft. DeSoto P-
Ihildren entering grades 3
I will go to Adventure Island
, by popular demand). For
registration and information call
the JCC at 344-5795.
On Thursday, June 13 at 7:30
p.m. at the JCC a parents meeting
will be held for those of you who
have children attending Camp
Kadima. Come meet the staff and
get acquainted. RSVP 344-5795.
The Jewish Day School of
Pinellas County will be sponsoring
the "Summer Food Service Pro-
Kent Jewish
immunity Center News
ICC Plans Fishing Trip
Jor Boys and Parents
iMaccabee Braves," a group
s entering Kindergarten to
| grades and their parents
r or mother) has planned a
g fishing trip aboard the
ow" from the Clearwater
for June 9 according to
Meddin, spokesperson.
vup will leave at 7:45 a.m.
end the morning fishing in
If. They will return at Noon.
cost for the morning is
II per person. This includes a
tur excursion, all equipment
kit. Payment should be made
Jin as possible in order to
|e enough spaces on the
r members are welcome.
more information, please
avid 446-4923.
(instruction Continues
struction is moving at a
i pace at the KJCC s site at
ntersection of ercules
be and Virginia Street accor
to Stanley Newmark
Center's first phase in-
cludes a 5,000 square foot building
and parking facilities. It is
scheduled to be completed by ear-
ly June.
Future phases include the con-
struction of Olympic and Kiddie
pools, gymnasium, lighted tennis
courts, raquetball court,
auditorium, classrooms and
meeting rooms. The Center is a
beneficiary agency of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
For more information, please
call David Seidenberg at
KJCC Day Camp Registration
Still Available
Limited registration is still
available for the Day Camp accor-
ding to David Seidenberg, direc-
tor of the Center.
The Day Camp is open to
children entering first grade and
up and begins June 18. Eight
week and four week sessions are
planned and some scholarship
assistance is still available. The
camp will be held at the Center's
site at Hercules Avenue and
Virginia Street.
For more information, please
contact David Seidenberg, at
Complete Tota
|24 Hour Srvlc Phon*
personal Car* Division
Home Manager; Laundry.
Ironing. Housekeeping
' Home Attendant/
| Nurses's Aide
1 Personal Care
Jarvtoral Services
_RN's LPN, Live-ins
1 Home Care Program
381-20M 7 days a weak
In Home Beautician
Transportation to Doctor's
Miscellaneous Services
Bookeeping Secretary
Property Management
Automobile Repairs
Lawn/Gardening Care
Home "Handy Man'l-
Home Calls
gram for Children" at Camp
Kadima Day Camp, JCC, 8167
Elbow Lane North, St.
Petersburg, from June 10 to Aug.
The program is similar to the
National School Lunch Program.
It provides nutritionally balanced
meals to the children regardless of
race, color or national origin dur-
ing summer vacation when school
breakfasts and lunches are not
readily available. All children 18
years and younger who are enroll-
ed in Camp Kadima are eligible
for a lunch and a light breakfast at
no charge. Campers will also
receive an afternoon snack.
If yu have not signed up for
camp, now is the time to do so.
Phone 344-5795.
A day camp and summer day
care program is available for
children ages 2Vi through 15 at
the JCC of Pinellas County. This
program features swimming,
horseback riding, arts and crafts,
and a dance program. Field trips
include local attractions with
special excursions to Disney
World, Sea World, Circus World,
Cape Canaveral, St. Augustine,
and Washington, D.C. Trips are
planned in accordance with the
children's age and grade level. A
well balanced lunch and snacks
are served each day. This pro-
gram is interdenominational and
open to the entire community. The
camp also provides a special camp
for Ae handicapped, sponsored by
the Juvenile Welfare Board and
the Community Camping Council.
Sponsorship is also available
through the Latchkey program.
For further information and
registration call the center at
Members of the Senior Friend-
ship club who celebrate their bir-
thdays and anniversaries in May
and June will be honored on
Thursday. May 30 at the JCC.
During June, July and August
we will get together at Gulfport
Beach for fun and swimming. Fri-
day, July 26 a picnic at Gulfport
Beach; bring your swim suits and
lunch, sodas will be provided by
the club. Thursday, Aug. 29 has
been set aside to celebrate bir-
thdays and anniversaries in July
and August. This will be held at p-
oolside and in the auditorium at
the Jewish Community center. Br-
ing your lunch, drinks will be
P Camp Kadima is held June 17th-August 9th at
f' tlbow Ln. N., St. Petersburg. Camp Kadima is a
J camp for children ages 2 Vi-15.
yvities include: Sports, Swimming, Art, Music,
PJ Dance, and Jewish programs.
M activities include: Overnights, Extended Trips,
Faeback Riding, Computers. Kosher snacks and lunch
Ned daily.
PfPortation and Extended Care Programs Are
F* Your Children Today, Call 344-5795.
Continued from Page 6
numbers of men and women on
the West Coast of Florida are join-
ing this organization. The eligibili-
ty rules are flexible and people of
other faiths are welcome to join as
Patrons of the JWV. It is
understood that the JWV is the
oldest active veterans organiza-
tion in the United States,
chartered by an act of Congress
and is the Patriotic Voice of
American Jewry.
For information concerning
membership in our Posts and Aux-
iliaries, you may call Paul
Hochberg, 796-0950 or Ben
Wisotzky, 867-0740.
The annual Installation Party
was held on May 23, with Rabbi
Baseman conducting the installa-
tion of officers. Lunch, entertain-
ment and cards were featured. A
special birthday of Hilda Schwartz
was celebrated at the May 16
The Friendship Club will con-
tinue to meet all summer, on
Thursday afternoons. Newcomers
are welcome.
The annual donation of specific
items will be presented to the tem-
ple in June. Call Hilda, 799-3026
for information.
B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion, recently formed in Pinellas
County, will host a beach party on
Clearwater Beach on June 12.
There is no charge and the party
is open to all Jewish youth 13-18
years old.
For information, call Rob,
regional director, at 1-885-7084.
JULY 8-22
North American Aliyah Move-
ment is proud to announce its first
Israel Seminar specifically geared
towards singles. This two week
fact finding tour will focus on the
special concerns of single olim and
will include discussions on single
life in Israel, visits to absorption
centers just for singles and
meetings with olim from English
speaking countries. In addition
they will hear professionals speak
about housing, banking, finances,
employment, health care and
medical insurance.
This seminar which may include
singles from the British Aliyah
Movement, will afford par-
ticipants the opportunity to meet
and speak with singles who have
already made aliyah, and to share
their ideas, plans, hopes and fears
with other singles contemplating
NAAM'8 Israel seminar for
singles is scheduled for July 8-22.
The cost is $1,400 and includes
round trip airfare from New York
to Tel Aviv with an optional
stopover in Europe and all hotel
and land arrangements.
For information about the
Singles' Seminar and NAAM,
write or call Irit Benyakir, c/o
NAAM, 515 Park Ave., New
York, NY 10022, (212) 752-0600,
ext. 230.
1 800 432 3708
Wanted: Camp Staff
The Jewish Community Center is now hiring qualified
staff members for Summer Employment at:
Camp Kadima
AGES: 16 Jr. Counselors -18 and up Sr. Counselors
We also are interviewing for Unit Heads, Specialists in
Arts and Crafts, Music, Drama, Sports, Tennis, Gym-
nastics, Dance.
Contact the JCC at 344-5795
1045 9th AVENUE NO.

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