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*Jewish rioriJi^in
Off Pinellas County
, 6 Number 13
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, June 28, 1985
fra thoetm
Price 35 Cents
lewish Hearts Keep Jewish Federation Going
ing from the heart respon-
to Jewish needs with a
heart was a recent plea
I to Pinellas County Jews by
federation on behalf of our
bineil Jewish Appeal
jaijrn.
he plea. Stan Michels, chair-
the Budget, Planning and
ttjons Committee, asked
I,.- Jews for their help to
make a new 1985 pledge or
their pledge.
response has been tremen-
ion Executive Direc-
tor Paul Levine said, and for that
the Federation is grateful.
The response, though, has also
underscored what Judaism and
the Federation is all about Jews
helping other Jews.
For some a pledge may be only a
few dollars given as a token. A
check written and forgotten.
For others, the pledges, large,
medium or small, are testimony to
Jews giving of themselves to help
other Jews.
One example is shown by a poig-
nant note received with one small
donation:
"Dear Mr. Michels,
The Jewish heart you referred
to in your letter is there. Unfor-
tunately, our poor health has forc-
ed us to move to Florida because
of its more benign climate.
Nevertheless, we have not im-
proved healthwise. Only the
Saturday of our last Memorial
Day weekend, my husband was
rushed to the hospital on an
emergency basis and operated on
/ish Day School Students Allocate Zedakah Funds
ildren at the Pinellas County
^h Day School dug deeply into
I pockets this year to help
k Students donated a total
|>0 for Zedakah during week-
bbat preparations at school,
i an increase of 70 percent
ast year. The 40 percent in-
in student population only-
accounts for the large
dents are actively involved
i allocation process through
hoofs Zedakah Council. The
reviews many different
ties before determining to
i and how much to allocate.
Topping this year's list, the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County received a total of $50
from the children at the Jewish
Day School.
Student allocations locally in-
cluded $25 to the Jewish Day
School Scholarship Fund of TOP
and $18 to Menorah Manor. Other
allocations included $36 for
Operation Moses, $25 for Simon
Wiesenthal Center, and $26 for
the Life Line for Old in Jerusalem.
Thirty-six dollars were donated to
Alyn, a home in Jerusalem for
children with Down's Syndrome.
Throughout the school year,
children at the Jewish Day School
have many opportunities to per-
form actions of Zedakah that do
not involve funds. For example,
the third and sixth grade classes
danced for the residents at
Menorah Manor during the last
week of school. After they danced,
each of the children spent several
minutes talking with the
residents. These children openly
gave of themselves; this is the
true meaning of Zedakah.
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Combined Appeal of the
Pinellas County Jewish
Federation.
Mengele Was Unrepentant
About His Nazi Atrocities
[Bv DAVID KANTOR
JNN-(JTA)-If Josef
gele is in fact dead, the
ious Auschwitz death
camp doctor died unrepen-
tant, according to
documents published in the
Munich-based weekly Bunte
Menorah Manor Guild
the opening of Menorah
May 20, nearly 80
lers from the Menorah
| Guild have been working to
| the lives of the residents.
of the volunteers have
Menorah Manor our
Jewish living located at
St. N in St. Petersburg
ist a single hour to help out
[specific program. Many
I have given two and three
W> week to meet the varied
of the residents.
a*B Seligmun and Marilyn
Jmin, pro-tern chairmen
*e Guild was in its for-
e stages, said that
H have been involved in
iple activities as just sit-
igeO^fid visiting, reading a story
^tspaper, writing a letter for
thsQlent to a Wend or relative,
with a resident during
'es to assist or encourage
iol IZTy aPPetite.
0, .
'olunteers also have been
* m the activity and pro-
"8. They have assisted
and crafts, held musical
ls. helped residents play
ar,ra.nged flowers for the
J-neld discussion groups,
i000* reviews and held
conversational sessions.
-ra have come in on the
honor of the day and to
residents to services. On
. volunteers are there for
ernoon programs and
!fut"re, volunteers will be
needed for expanded programs in-
cluding "Lunching Out Day"
visits to the museums and shopp-
ing centers.
The Guild's first slate of of-
ficers, who will have the respon-
sibility of moving the volunteers
into full operation, were elected
June 10.
They are: Ida Michels, presi-
dent; Harold Bressler, executive
vice president; Marilyn Benjamin,
Volunteer vice president; Louise
Ressler, membership vice presi-
dent; Elsie Estroff, Ways and
Means vice president; Edie
Seligman, treasurer; Sonya
Miller, recording secretary;and
Donna Orns, corresponding
secretary.
Ten Executive Board Members
were also elected to represent all
areas included in The Manor's
Certificate of Need; from Pinellas
County, Irving Maxon, Joan
Redisch, Suzanne Schechter, Lee
Schwartz, Sally Segal and
Leonard Yager; from
Hillsborough County, Lee
Kessler, Gerry Linsky and Shirley
Solomon; and from Sarasota-
Manatee County, Robert Bressler.
Harold Bressler announced that
the Board will have their first Ex-
ecutive Meeting on Monday, July
1 to make plans for the first year's
operation.
To become a member of the
Menorah Manor Guild and
volunteer your time, contact
Adeie Lurie, director of
volunteers, 345-2775.
Illustrierte.
The documents, including
diaries, were made available "on
loan" to the West German
authorities by Mengele's son, Rolf
Mengele, a lawyer in Frieburg. A
spokesman for the State Pro-
secutor in Frankfurt said that a
thorough study of the thousands
of pages indicated they are
authentic.
According to historians who
studied the documents, Mengele
never regretted the atrocities he
committed at Auschwitz and
believed throughout his life that
Nazi racial theories justified his
activities.
THEY INCLUDED the selec-
tion of inmates for the gas
chambers and fatal or crippling
medical experiments on
thousands of others. Mengele is
held responsible for the deaths of
at least 400,000 Auschwitz
prisoners, most of them Jews,
which earned him the sobriquet,
"Angel of Death."
The Mengele papers were also
published by a rival weekly, the
Hamburg-based Stern which ob-
tained them from the same source
as Bunte, according to the
authorities.
Stern purchased the documents
from Wolfram and Liselotte
Bossert, an elderly couple of
Austrian origin who said they
sheltered the fugitive Mengele at
their home near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
It was the Bosserts' claim that
Mengele died in 1979 in a swimm-
ing mishap that caused Brazilian
authorities to exhume the remains
of a man buried near Sao Paulo
under the name Wolfgang
Gerhard, presumed to be
Mengele.
ROLF MENGELE insists that
Continued on Page 3
the following Thursday. I am now
faced with numerous medical and
ancillary medical bills for equip-
ment and medical help profes-
sionals at home.
Regretfully, this is all I can con-
tribute at the present time and
even that is difficult under the
circumstances.
I wish you success in your
endeavors for our Jewish people."
Such loving donations, whether
small or large, are what keeps the
Federation going keeping it
helping Jews help each other.
The 1985 Combined Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign will end up with
approximately $105,000 less than
it did in 1984. Committee Chair-
man Michels said if an inflation
factor is added in, that figure is
raised to well over $115,000.
That meant the Federation had
some difficult choices to face. Who
should receive less the Jews in
Israel and throughout the free
world who cannot survive without
our dollars; the elderly in Pinellas
who cannot afford a hot meal; the
child who cannot go to Day Camp
because he comes from a single-
parent family and needs a scholar-
ship; or the Jewish poor who do
not have money to pay their utility
bills?
In his appeal, Stan said the
Federation had two basic choices:
give less and severely jeopardize
other Jews we are obligated to
support or borrow the money.
The Federation chose the latter
arid borrowed $100,000, hoping
Pinellas Jews will open up their
Jewish hearts even more than
they have in the past.
The money has to be paid back,
or the Combined Jewish Appeal
will be in an even worse situation
next year. Can you help?
From left to right: Michael A. Bernstein, Executive Director;
James B. Soble, Esq., President; Governor Bob Graham, Marc
Silverman, Esq., Vice-President; Harry Green, Immediate Past
President.
GCJFS Leadership Meets
With Governor Graham
During a recent visit to the
Tampa Bay area several Ex-
ecutive Board Members and the
Executive Director of our Jewish
Family Service were able to meet
with Go v. Bob Graham.
The meeting extended the
group an opportunity to thank the
governor for his strong support
and leadership in concert with the
State House of Representatives
and Senate in the awarding of a
major Medicaid demonstration
grant to Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service.
The model project which will be
known as GHALP, Group Home
Alternative Living Plan, will af-
ford 120 seniors a residential
facility with some medical,
physical therapy, occupational
therapy and personal care. These
seniors and disabled individuals
would otherwise be forced to
enter a nursing home, although
they are experiencing minor
custodial and medical needs.
During the meeting, the Gover-
nor also had an opportunity to ex-
press his feelings of commitment
and respect for the Agency. The
Governor stated, "Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service has served
as a model to the state and nation
in providing innovative services
which help our senior citizens
avoid unnecessary long-term
institutionalization."
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice is a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County.
\


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, June 28, 1985
Profile: Dr. Joel Shrager
By LOYCE GARON
"Doing is the practice that
makes you a Jew, Dr. Joel
Shrager, immediate past
secretary of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County says.
Dr. Shrager, 71, of St.
Petersburg, should know. He has
a family history of being involved
and for doing, according to Jewish
custom and tradition. His father
insisted that he become throughly
knowledgeable with the Jewish
religion as well as others. As a
young boy, Dr. Shrager was sent
not only through Orthodox
religious training, but also to
other religious places of worship.
He was raised with the conviction
that there is no such thing as say-
ing no to a Jewish cause.
Dr. Joel Shrager
In more than one way, Dr.
Shrager knows where he's coming
from. Reflecting on his Jewish
background, he said, "Remember,
that in Philadelphia in the late
"30s there was a march by the
Jews. But mother marched and
she called a friend to join her. But
the friend said, 'I'll be there in
spirit.' My mother said, 'Leave
your spirit home, and bring your
body.' "
Dr. Shrager said that is the at-
titude he would like to see among
all Pinellas County Jews, because
there are many needs locally.
"No senior citizen and no disabl-
ed Jewish person or Jewish per-
son in need should have no place
to turn to for help. The Federation
is doing an outstanding job," Dr.
Shrager said, but the Federation
Unlike S. African Case
Protestors To Be Tried
By THEO STONE
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Twenty-one rabbis were
arrested in front of the
Soviet Embassy here while
protesting the plight of
Soviet Jews and showing
solidarity with 24 rabbis and
one Lutheran minister who
were arrested last month at
the same Embassy.
The protest and arrest are part
of an organized effort by the
Soviet Jewry movement using the
same techniques that have proved
so successful in the anti-apartheid
protests in this city at the South
African Embassy.
There is, however, a'bitteriwist'
to the Soviet Embassy orotest
which has not marred the anti-
apartheid arrests. Whereas the
U.S. Attorney for the District of
Columbia has not prosecuted the
South African Embassy pro-
testors, the 24 rabbis arrested last
month along with the Lutheran
minister, are going on trial.
THE TRIAL, scheduled to
begin on June 11 at the Superior
Court of the District of Columbia,
was postponed at the request of
the court. Evidently, when the
court clerk scheduled the rabbis'
trial for this date, he did not
realize its importance and
scheduled 28 other cases for the
judge on this date.
The attorney representing the
rabbis agreed on the new trial
date of Sept. 4 and also requested
two additional hearing before the
trial date. At one hearing, set for
July 26, the court will hear a mo-
tion filed by the defense attorney
challenging the constitutionality
of the D.C. law prohibiting pro-
testing within 500 feet of an
embassy.
At the second hearing, schedul-
ed for Aug. 6, the defense will
argue to receive documents to
discover why the U.S. Attorney is
selectively prosecuting the Soviet
protestors and not the South
African protestors.
.''- ..--.. _'
Thirty-three Congressmen have
signed a letter addressed to At-
torney General Edwin Meese III
asking him why the U.S. Attorney
for the District of Columbia is pro-
secuting 24 rabbis and one
Lutheran minister who where ar-
rested last month for protesting in
front of the Soviet Embassy.
The letter, which is dated June
11, 1985 and was sent on the sta-
tionery of the House Judiciary
Committee, was signed by the en-
tire committee with the exception
of three members. It asks the At-
torney General why the rabbis and
the minister are being prosecuted.
Important Information From GCJFS
us
I
The Department of Health and
Rehabilitation Services has
brought to the attention of Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service a
new program, Home Care for the
Elderly. This program was
created to assist families in keep-
ing their loved ones at home
rather than institutional care
whenever possible.
Monthly support and
maintenance payments are given
the provider and limited medical
expenses reimbursed. The elderly
person receiving the care must be
65 years of age or older and must
not have total assets over $1600
or a monthly income over $843.
If you are interested in this
Home Care for the Elderly Pro-
gram, call Health and
Rehabilitative Services (HRS)
Adult service unit to determine
eligibility.
For those who live south of
Ulmerton Road, contact Edith
Williams at 536-5911, Ext. 263.
For those who live north of
Ulmerton Road, contact Carolyn
Peckham at 536-5911 Ext. 290, or
call Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice at 381-2373.
f I
UNITED JEWISH APPEAL
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
301 S.Jupiter St.
Clearwater, Fl. 33515
446-1033
$
Check Enclosed,
Name
Address
Signature

The 25 men and women were ar-
rested on May 1 and accused of
violating a law which prohibits
protesting within 500 feet of
embassy.
THE RABBIS, who were pro-
testing to dramatize the plight of
Soviet Jewry, were using the
same technique which has proved
so succesful in the anti-apartheid
protests at the South African Em-
bassy. Whereas more than 2,000
protesters have been arrested at
the South African Embassy on the
same charges as the rabbis, the
U.S. attorney has decided not to
prosecute the South African
protesters.
The letter said, "these members
of the clergy,were protesting the
difficult plight and discriminatory
treatment of Jews in the Soviet
Union. Like the more than 2,000
people who have demonstrated in
front of the South African Em-
bassy, the 24 rabbis and one
Lutheran minister's demonstra-
tion was peaceful and did not
disrupt the conduct of business at
the Embassy."
The letter asks Meese, "Why
has the government decided to
prosecute these members of the
clergy when it has dropped the
charges against all of those who
have done the same thing at the
South African Embassy?"
THE LETTER goes on to say.
"The behavior of both groups was
identical. Absent of a sound ex-
planation, the decision to pro-
secute in these cases appears to be
arbitrary and discriminatory.
Even if the Soviet Union has re-
quested prosecution, we believe
that the decision whom to pro-
secute and whom not to prosecute
for exercising their First Amend-
ment rights to demonstrate
should not depend upon the re-
quests of representatives of
foreign governments."
The office of the Attorney
General has refused comment on
the Judiciary Committee letter.
Meanwhile, the Rabbinial
Assembly has also sent a telegram
to Meese protesting what the rab-
binical group charged was the
denial of "basic rights" by the
police to a group of 21 rabbis ar-
rested outside the Soviet
Embassy.
In Poor Condition
NEW YORK (JTA) Unof-
ficial Hebrew teacher Yuli Edelsh-
tein, who is serving a three-year
labor camp term on charges of
alleged "drug possession," is in
poor condition after being beaten
by unidentified assailants in the
Vydrino labor camp.
and those "doing" through the
Federation can't do it alone.
"Every Jew is responsible for
every other Jew," he said. When
asked how he feels when someone
responds with a 'yes' on behalf of
a Jewish cause, Dr. Shrager's face
lights up. "When somebody says
'yes', it is absolutely a delight!"
He appealed to the Jewish com-
munity to remember that unless
they support each other, they will
be in no position to face any pro-
blems that may confront them as
Jews and as people. It's too easy
to say no, Dr. Shrager said, but he
cautions that history should be
remembered. "We have the
freedom to help," he said.
Dr. Shrager has devoted his en-
tire life to the practice of Judaism,
to his marraige, to medicine, to
the U.S. military "God and
country," His hobbies include oil
painting, photography and music
(he gave two violin concerts at the
Academy of Music in Philadelphia
when he was 16).
He graduated from Hanneman
Medical School in Philadelphia,
specializing in pathology. He was
in military service from 1940
through 1974, serving from
1940-43 and again from 1946-53 in
Panama where he also hikfl
Temple Kol Sheareth 1 S
served on the IJS0 3
retired from the service?,
colonel. J
Dr. Shrager is a DinlomiJ
the College of Pathologist!
member of the Military &1
of the United States i
member of the American^
of Clinical Pathologist* U
his wife moved to St petJ
from Detroit, Mich. where!
Shrager was pathologist fw|
years at Wayne Satte UnivJ
Dr. Shrager is a memhd
Temple Beth El in St. PetoJ
a member of the board tfl
Federation and Vice Presid
Cash, and member of nuiw
other religious committees!
founded the Human RejJ
Human Concerns Coram
which includes represent]
from all Pinellas syna
the Federation.
Dr. Shrager gives much of 1
credit for his achievements
wife of 39 years, Miriam.
described her as a "trem
tremendous person."
Shragers are currently
courses in Oxford, England!
will return home in Decemtttl
David and Mark Mendelblatt
To Be Honored July 11
David and Mark Mendelblatt of
St. Petersburg competed and
were selected for their second
consecutive year to represent the
United States at the International
Optimist Dinghy Association
World Championship, to be held in
Helsinki, Finland, July 24 through
Aug. 4.
Thirty-nine out of over 400 U.S.
skippers, under the age of 16,
were qualified to particiapte in the
final team selection which was
held April 12 through April 14 at
the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
Eight races were sailed during the
three-day event to select the
United States Team which was
narrowed down to five. David
placed first on the team with Mark
fourth.
Three weeks of intensive train-
ing for the five-member U.S. team
began June 24. The five-member
team will then travel to Helsinki
on July 16 for one week of on-site
practicing before the World
Championship begins on July 24.
Forty-seven nations from
throughout the world are eligible
to compete at this championship.
The United States Team will
then return to Annapolis, Md. to
compete in the United States Na-
tional Championship, which will
be held at the United States Naval
Academy Aug. 6 through Aug. 9,
and then at the North American
Championship in Surf City, New
Jersey Aug. 13 through Aut. 16.
David, 15, and Mark, 12, are
members of Congregation B'nai
Israel in St. Petersburg.
David and Mark have received
congratulations from the White
House, Gov. Bob Graham, and
have received a flag that has been
fct
David Mendelblatt (left).
Mark Mendelblatt.
flown in their honor at 1
Capitol. The flag was senti
courtesy of I'.S. Rep. Bill Yt
On July 11. Mayor Ed Co4
honor the team during CityC
cil in St. Petersniirtr.
Federatk
Brief
The Federation is
volunteers to help out ml
Federation office. People1
to do filing, typing, booto
or other office functions i
call Bonnie Morris at the m
tion office at 446-1033.
Simcha's
Is
Coming!!
Administrator
Synagogue needs "take charge" person w
experience in Business or Instituti
Administration to manage daily operau
and oversee various committee activities.
Should be professional, self-directed
people oriented. Bookkeeping backg
helpful.
Send resume to:
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM
1325 So. Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33546


Friday, June 28, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of. Pinellas County Page 3
IGolda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461-0222
Ijoin the summer fun
I the Golda Meir Center
, Tuesday, July 2, a Golda
[Center group will visit the
, Museum, then lunch at a
i Restaurant and shop at a
i mall. The group will leave
tenter at 10 a.m. and return
[3:30 or 4 p.m. Cost is $1.
, Wednesday, July 3, at 1
Mildred and Norman Lewis
riends present "A Salute to
Lrica" party featuring
jotic songs and dances. Cost is
Lv Tuesday, July 9, the
ts at Leisure program at the
-a Meir Center will see Donald
[John Mills at Ruth Eckerd
|at 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 11, at 1
[ Iris Lee from the Gulf Coast
.. Family Service will be
t speaker for the Golda Meir
|er Rap Group.
1 Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m.,
|Coast Hospital's Ambassador
JGood Will, Bob Blasser,
(ents "Laughter A Univer-
nguage" at the Golda Meir
*r. Cost is $1.
Tuesday, July 16 and
nesday July 17, the Golda
Center plans a trip to
iota to the Asolo Theater,
[on to Captiva and Sanibel
and lastly to Thomas
n's winter home in Fort
Thursday, July 18, at 1
a film presentation will
I on Medicare charges in the
: Decisions class.
| Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m.,
i is planned from the Golda
Meir Center to the St. Petersburg
Fine Arts Museum. Cost is $1.
On Thursday, July 25, at 1
p.m., a craft workshop is planned
at the Golda Meir Center, at the
304 South Jupiter Ave. building.
On Tuesday, July 30, at 1 p.m.,
horse-racing and games are
scheduled. Prizes will be awarded.
For more information or
transportation, contact Ellen, ac-
tivities director, at the Gold Meir
Center. Telephone 461-0222.
"A Salute to America"
at the Golda Meir Center
Mildred and Norman Lewis and
friends will present "A Salute to
America" party on Wednesday,
July 3, at 1 p.m. The party will
feature patriotic songs and dances
by Mildred Lewis, Norman Lewis,
Yolanda Wasber, Miriam
Schlissel, Flo Grunnet, Gary
Grunnet, Eleanor Berman and
Ruby Logan.
The $1 cost includes admission,
refreshments and a raffle ticket.
Additional raffle tickets will be
available for $1 each. Proceeds
will go to the Van Fund.
Laughter and love
at the Golda Meir Center
Bob Blasser, Sun Coast
Hospital's ambassador of good
will, brings his special brand of
humor to the Golda Meir Center,
Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m.
Blasser is a professional come-
dian and comedy writer who has
appeared on stage, TV and radio
with Perry Como, Jimmy
Durante, Steve Allen, Jonathan
Winters, Red Skelton and Jack
Benny.
Kent Jewish
immunity Center News
1 Jewish Community Center
I July 4 Single Parent Fami-
licnic and Swim
fe Kent Jewish Community
er is sponsoring a July 4 pic-
^nd swim party, according to
i Kobernick. The party, which
[jpen to all single-parent
Bies will begin at noon at
jity College on Edgewater
Je in Dunedin.
ns for the day include a
ecue picnic, swimming, pre-
cis for children and adults.
i fee for the picnic is $2 per
on which includes a barbecue
lunch.
Please contact David
Seidenberg at 446-4923 for more
information and reservations,
which must be made by Monday
Julyl.
The Single Parent Family
department of the Kent Jewish
Community Center recently
began sponsoring activities for
single parents in Pinellas County.
The most recent program includ-
ed a presentation by Naomi Kom
and Kay Lilly on "Dating and
Sexuality."
Welcome to the Recent Arrivals
to The Menorah Manor Family
| Menorah Manor Family is
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as extended to eight new
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weeks of June.
The "Old Timers," residents
since the Manor's opening May
20, were delighted to extend their
friendship, as well as to renew old
acquaintances to Hyman Good-
man, Dorothy Grillo, Rose Hadad,
Leon Haliczer, Fannie Kress,
Rachel Levin, Dorothy Phillips
and Sally Slott.
All joined together at the first
birthday party at the Manor, as
Minnie Dean celebrated her 81st
birthday with her family on June
10.
Company is always enjoyed by
residents, and they would certain-
ly welcome visits from their many
friends in the community.
Applications for residency in
Menorah Manor are still being ac-
cepted. For applications and infor-
mation, contact Barbara Fried-
man, director of social services, or
Edward W. Vincour. executive
director.
\
The Kosher Congregate Dining Progarm
volunteers honored by Neighborly Seniors Ser-
vices and the Golda Meir Center.
Blasser also has a master's
degree from Boston College and
has presented "Laughter A
Universal Language" on cam-
puses across the country. He is a
member of several professional
and acting organizations including
the Screen Actor's Guild, TV Arts
and Sciences, and is a past
member of the National Educa-
tion Association.
As Sun Coast Hospital's am-
bassador of good will, Blasser
visits area organizations in an at-
tempt to help people realize that
laughter can be a universal
language and an extension of love.
The cost will be $1 and includes
admission and refreshments.
Volunteer Recognition Day
at the Golda Meir Center
The Golda Meir Center and the
Neighborly Senior Services
recently paid tribute to the many
people who voluntarily give of
their time to be of service in the
Kosher Congregate Dining
Program.
A Volunteer Recognition Day
on Wednesday, June 5, honored
those who volunteer to serve
meals, pour coffee, help clean up
after an event or meal, hand out
utensils and just make themselves
useful. Harry Schwartz is the man
in charge of coordinating the
volunteers.
Volunteers honored for their
service include Valona Bell, Joe
Brickman, Stephen Cherveny,
Angie Fritz, Dot Getz, Leah
Kleban, Anna Kletzed, Catherine
Maltezas, Mollie Mazer, Marge
Nobel, Marie B. Oden and Rose
Schembri.
Also, Harry Schwartz, Marge
Strauss, Alice Wasserman,
Wilber Oden, John Fritz, Bea
Rudd, Mildred Lewis, Norman
Lewis, Jack Kovitz, Louise
Chesley, Gladys Ross and Leon
Ross.
Drivers honored inlcude Cliff
Bassett, Stephen Chervany, John
Fritz, Jessie Gross, Joe Janis,
Joseph Logan, Emil Menist,
Harry Schwartz, Ted Slechten,
Harold Shevelenco, Leon Ross,
Wilber Oden and Leon Liss.
Hot Kosher Lunches at
Neighborly Senior Services
Lunch is served Monday
through Friday at noon in the din-
ing room of the Golda Meir
Center. There is no fee, but each
participant is invited to make a
contribution. You must call Gloria
at 446-4422 for a reservation.
Transportation is available for
those who need it.
The Golda Meir Center is a
beneficiary agency of the Combin-
ed Appeal of the Pinellas County
Jewish Federation.
Mengele Was Unrepentant About His Atrocities
Continued from Page 1
they are. He said he was notified
in 1979 of his father's death. The
Mengele family, which operates
an agricultural machinery factory
in Guenzburg. Bavaria, admitted
that it sent money periodically to
Mengele during the more than 30
years he lived in South America
after evading justice at the end of
World War II.
It has been reported that the
money was delivered either by a
courier employed by the Mengele
family or by family members
Buses Okayed
For Yeshiva
Students
NEW YORK (JTA) A bill
to provide school bus transporta-
tion for yeshiva and other non-
public school students in New
York City on days when public
schools are closed was approved
by the New York State Assembly
Education Committee. An iden-
tical measure was approved by the
State Senate earlier this month.
Shmuel Prager, general counsel
for the Agudath Israel Commis-
sion on Legislation and Civic Ac-
tion, said the measure was drafted
by attorneys for the commission
and the New York State Catholic
Conference.
Prager noted that the Assembly
committee approval was a "major
action" toward the enactment of
the measure into law. The
Legislature does not have a con-
ference committee to iron out dif-
ferences in versions passed by its
two chambers. Senate and
Assembly versions must be iden-
tical. Approval by the full
Assembly and by Gov. Mario
Cuomo would make the measure
law.
themselves. This led the mass cir-
culation daily Bild to remark
editorially that the police of all the
countries looking for Mengele
must have been asleep. By wat-
ching the Mengele family they
could have found the fugitive, Bild
said.
"The work (of the police) was
done sloppily and unprofessional-
ly. Not only in Germany but in all
other countries. Forget it? No.
Explanations of the responsible
authorities are overdue," Bild
declared."
But many observers here say
the failure to track Mengele down
by keeping an eye on his family
was not the result of police
negligence so much as a lack of
political will to investigate the
matter properly.

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That Mengele Is Dead
We must join the crowd and accept the
verdict. Even Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of
the Simon Wiesenthal Center for the
Holocaust in Los Angeles, concludes that
Dr. Josef Mengele is dead. This is-the pro-
nouncement of the various teams of forensic
experts that examined the exhumed remains
of a skeleton in Brazil that were alleged to
be Mengele's. Death, it was said, came
following a stroke while Mengele was swim-
ming in 1979.
There may be cause for sadness that
Mengele beat the rap that he was not
brought to the bar of justice for his
murderous crimes as the "Angel of Death"
at Auschwitz concentration camp during the
Hitler era.
His Bones on Parade
But sadness may not be the proper
response. He was arrogant, yes. To the end
of nis days, according to the notes and
papers in his personal effects found in
Brazil, he believed in the hideous principles
of Nazism and was convinced that he had
done nothing wrong.
There are victims of his still alive today
who recall him standing before lines of arriv-
ing Jews at Auschwitz where he pointed
with a calm and almost disinterested hand
either right or left, signifying life or death
for those passing him by.
On the other hand, it is Mengele who has
now been paraded for the past three weeks
before a watching world in a most ap-
propriate fashion for a man himself once
preoccupied with the deaths of others. His
bones have been permitted no rest. His
grave has been violated and opened, and his
remains have been examined, poked and
prodded down to hair and a handful of teeth
in his coffin, for experts to analyze and final-
ly to declare him Mengele's skull in their
hands passed from one to another that
this was the criminal.
Like Shakespeare's Yorik in Hamlet, like
Shelley's Ozvmandius, the mighty have
turned to the bits and pieces of their own ab-
surd past a rag, a bone, a hank of hair
signifying nothing while those who come
after Mengele know him for what he was
and can take solace in the fact that justice
was done.
Irony of His Teeth
We are most taken by the irony in the
forensic statement of Lowell Levine, the
American dental expert at Sao Paulo who
confirmed that the remains are Mengele's.
Said Levine: the gap between his two upper
front teeth, so clear in the photos of him and
in the skull, was not only "distinctive, but
fairly rare in whites."
What a final statement! This fabricator of
a woud-be Nazi master race by his cruel and
vicious experiments at Auschwitz this ad-
mirer of "perfect" Aryan features should
be distinguished by dental qualities un-
characteristic of whites, let alone of
"supreme" Aryans.
Let there be no sadness.
It Has Precedents in Past HisU
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Volume 6 Number 13
By CHAIM BERMANT
London Chronicle Syndicate
The prisoner exchange has
caused anger and dismay in
Israel and bewilderment
elsewhere. It is not without
precedent. In 1979, Israel
released 66 Arabs, including
25 convicted terrorists, in
exchange for one Israeli. In
the present instance, the
exchange-rate has increased
six-fold to 400-to-l, but we
live in inflationary times
and the principle is the
same.
Israel has always insisted that
she will not bargain with terror.
She has, however, not only
bargained with terror, she has
caved in to it. And the high price
she is paying lies not in the
numbers it would have been im-
material had she released 3,000 or
even 30,000 Arab prisoners but
in the fact that the Arabs know (or
think) that they can now engage in
terrorist incursions against Israel
with something like impunity.
NO DOUBT the Israeli Govern-
ment is well aware of this, and I
presume, as do many others, that
it had good reasons, apart from
the obvious ones of humanity, for
agreeing to the terms, and my
misgivings in the affair arise not
out of the fact that it caved in to
the Popular Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine, but that it may
yet cave in to the Popular Front
for the Subversion of Israel.
I refer to the demands led by
Herat and the Religious parties
that the Jews on trial for terrorist
activities against the Arabs,
together with those who have
already pleaded guilty, be
had outgrown his terrorist past
sufficiently to have a respect for
the rale of law; but he evidently
has none, and it was left to the
broken figure of Menachem Begin
to speak up for legality.
THE PEOPLE whom Shamir
and others would like to set free
have been indicted from crimes
not only against Arabs, but
pardoned.
That the Religious parties
should have made such a demand
does not surprise me, for they
have yet to come round to the
view that crimes against Arab
lives and property are crimes at
all, but I expected more of Herat
leader Yitzhak Shamir.
I am not one of Shamir's more
fervent admirers, but I thought he
against the most fundamental
laws of Israel. The argument that
they had only acted in self-defense
is laughable. They have the most
powerful and effective army in the
Middle East to defend them, and
they murdered and maimed inno-
cent, unarmed civilians for no bet-
ter reason than because they were
Arabs.
What is being argued is that
because the government felt com-
pelled to yield to Arab blackmail,
it should somehow redress the
balance by yielding to Jewish
blackmail, as if a wrong can
somehow be made right by exten-
ding its scope.
Now, I would have a grudging
sympathy with this view if the
demands for an amnesty were ex-
tended to include all criminals in
Israeli jails, whatever their
crimes. It would be an interesting
and probably unique social experi-
ment and would enable Israel to
reconsider its whole prison system
which, I understand, is in any case
on the brink of collapse.
BUT THAT is not what people
are demanding. They want only
the release of Jewish terrorists, as
if the man who kills an Arab is
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somehow a lesser criminal than
the man who keeps a brothel,
steals a car or robs a bank.
I am dismayed that the idea of
an amnesty should have been con-
sidered at Cabinet level at all
because what raises Israel above
her neighbors is not only the fact
that she has free parliamentary
elections, but that no one hitherto
would have dreamed of interfer-
ing with due process of the law. It
is the courts, not the Knesset,
which are the ultimate guarantors
of liberty, and if any group in the
community cannot look to them
for justice, then all are at risk.
One can, of course, understand
the public frustration and anger
which have led to cries for an
amnesty, but leaders are expected
to keep their heads at a time when
others are losing their and not
give in to demands which they
know to be unjust.
AMNESTIES generally lie with
the prerogative of the head of
state, and if the politicians s
not be alive to their re.
sibilities, I believe that [._
Herzog will be alive to his. i
that he would refus
countenance any such
even at the cost of a constto
crisis.
I doubt, however, if it \
to that. Israel is an extj
volatile country, and the den
born of one moment are fon
the next. I like to think t
time the trials are over, thep
will have recovered their s
and the politicians their
sufficiently to realize that a c
try in which the rule of law is a
sacrosanct is a country in \
isn't worth living.
The arrest and trial of i
Jewish underground have
widely held as a triumpt
Israel's democracy and the!
of law and order. The release!
those found guilty would bt|
betrayal.
Jim and Karen Dawkins
Appointed Pinellas County Editc
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas
County announces the appoint-
ment of Jim and Karen Dawkins
as editors, succeeding Suzanne
Schechter.
The couple, both professional
journalists, are members of Tem-
ple B'nai Israel in Clearwater
where they were founding
members of Chai and served on its
board for several years. Jim has
been active in Outreach and most
recently was publicity chairman
tor the Torah Day
Karen grew up on St. Peten
Beach and received her reB|
school education at Cong
B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg.
Karen and Jim live in
with their two children Rachdl
Jeremy.
The Jewish Floridian of I
County also would like to a
its sincere gratitude to Sue for!
years of service as editor.
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Israel's Miracle
[an' Whose Hands
\Are Said To Cure
Friday, June 28, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
By LILI EYLON
fcis appearance is far from
[usual: short, thin, in his
rly fifties, softly-spoken
1 wearing dark sunglases.
3 his plain appearance is
jeiving, for he is known
[the "miracle man" who,
a simple touch of his
fso simple hands, can rid
. suffering from severe
rraine, paralyzing
__che or pains in the
ntsfrom their distress.
for Cairo born Joseph Algaser
__3 a mysterious power that
ne till now has been able to ex-
_ he has "electric hands."
[lign on his door in a Tel Aviv
irb says simply, "Joseph
er Physiotherapist." That
regular job, head of the
(riotherapy department of one
I country's major clinics. It is
after hours that Algaser
ives patients in his tiny room
lly big enough to hold the ex-
ation couch on which he
SUCH patient, an elderly
who arrived with her
hter, is suffering from severe
in her back. "I've had to
I in bed for three weeks, and I
barely move. I have seen
fcral doctors and have now
taking pain-killers and
uilizers, although none gives
elief. When I stand up, it is as
[bone is sticking in my raw
f, and the pain moves down to
er listens carefully, tells
Ithat she does not need to
Jove her clothes, rubs his hands
[slowly brings them close to
des, without touching her.
[woman cries out, "It hurts!
|a white-hot needle!" Algaser
! his hands away; then a mo-
t later begins to massage the
|ian's legs. During the
ge, the woman feels no
I but as soon as the healer's
assumes a mask of concentra-
tion, and he moves his hands
toward her ankles, the woman
begins to emit sounds of pain.
Algaser explains, "When I
touch and massage her legs, she
does not feel anything unusual.
But the minute I begin to concen-
trate, she starts to feel the elec-
tricity in my hands," which
miraculously seems to have the
power to heal. He himself does not
know the source of his special
powers, but as a professional
paramedical practitioner of high
standards, he seeks out scientists
with the hope that they might be
able to find an answer.
HE REPORTS that he was ex-
amined with various instruments
at the Israel Center for Nuclear
Research at the Nahal Sorek
laboratories, where he was in-
structed to stand in the middle of
a room while the instruments
were placed some 4 meters from
his body. He says that the in-
struments reported a rate of
10,000 electric movements per 1
millisecond emanating from his
body. "In another test, they
discovered a wavelength of about
1 to 10 kilocycles, and the scien-
tists speculated that this must be
some kind of an unknown electro-
magnetic or biological wave."
He was also examined at the
laboratory of the Department of
Physics at Tel Aviv University by
electrical engineer Dr. Jacob
Dagan in the presence of Dr. Dan
Demedina, a physician and resear-
cher in brain functions. They tried
to determine whether Algaser's
was an electrostatic current of a
direct or alternating current, "but
we were unable to diagnose the
phenomenon. We witnessed cer-
tain phenomena which we were
unable to explain, and I surmise
that they are to be found between
that which is scientifically known
and the unknown," said Dr.
Dagan.
He speculated that science
might not yet have the tools to
deal with this type of phenomena,
"although, on the other hand, it is
Joseph Algaser has been examined by
instruments of a nuclear research center.
possible that the phenomenon is
so simple thai, it does not even oc-
cur to us that the explanation is
right at our fingertips," stated
Dr. Dagan.
HEALTHY PEOPLE are not
affected by Algaser's hands. For
the afflicted, one or two
treatments suffice to rid them of
their ailments. While these
ailments are generally related to
the spinal cord, at least one pa-
tient was "magically" cured of a
growth in her abdomen.
"For about six months I felt as
if I had a foreign mass in my ab-
domen, and the doctor discovered
that it was the size of a fist," says
Rachel Berkovitch of Tel Aviv. At
Tel Hashomer Medical Center,
Evangelicals
they were unable to diagnose it
and assigned me for another
examination."
In the meantime, she met
Algaser who told her to come for a
treatment. Fully dressed as she
was, he touched her lightly on her
legs, face and abdomen. "I felt
heat at these spots and a pricking
sensation. When I returned to Tel'
Hashomer a week later, three doc-
tors examined me and could find
no trace of the mass. A month
later, I underwent an ultrasound
test, and nothing was found. That
was four years ago, and I've been
fine ever since," Mrs. Berkovitch
told this reporter.
"HE SUCCEEDS in most of
the cases he treats," was the at-
testation of a medical man, Dr.
Sheferman of Tel Aviv. Algaser,
who was recently "shown" to doc-
tors in clinics in the Federal
Republic of West Germany,
believes that his powers are a
divine gift, and therefore it is his
duty to offer them where needed
for free.
.'. '
He receives remunerations for
treatments at home only from pa-
tients who are able to afford the
cost. And he has a rule that on cer-
tain days of the month, determin-
ed by him, he will not charge any
fees from any patient, rich or
poor, for only in this way, he
believes, will he be able to retain
his special powers of healing.
^
View Israel, Jews, Very Favorably
~\#

frry Falwell stands for
values of the family.'
NEW YORK -
Evangelicals have a
favorable view of Israel by a
3-to-l margin and view Jews
favorably by a 5-to-l
margin, according to an
authority on the political
and social attitudes of
evangelical groups.
On the question of Israel,
"born-agains people who attend
church more frequently, Biblical
literalists and people for whom
religion is 'extremely important
in their daily lives" indicated
greater support for the Jewish
State than "their less religious
evangelical colleagues" from
"high status" denominations such
as Congregationalisms,
Presbyterians and Episcopalians.
"High status" evangelicals,
however, have a far more
favorable attitude toward Jews.
THE DIFFERING views were
pointed out to national leaders of
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith in an address entitl-
ed "Who Are the Evangelicals?
made by Dr. Stuard Rothenberg,
director of the Institute for
Government and Politics of the
Free Congress Research and
Education Association. Dr.
Rothenberg is co-author of "The
Evangelical Voter Religion and
Politics in America," published by
the Institute.
Speaking at a session of ADL's
National Commission meeting at
the Grand Hyatt hotel here, last
week, Dr. Rothenberg emphasized
that there is "a great deal of
diversity" among evangelicals
despite "misimpressions" based
upon erroneously treating them as
if they were "a homogenous group
which is somehow alien to tradi-
tional American values."
Going on to say that such treat-
ment "serves only to create crude
stereotypes and to make
evangelicals seem very threaten-
ing," he declared that "Jews
should be sensitive to that sort of
distortion and caricature."
The only issue on which there is
near unanimity, he said, is school
prayer, "with 90 percent of
evangelicals favoring voluntary
school prayer in the public
schools."
IN AN attempt to define
evangelicals, Dr. Rothenberg
described fundamentalists as
"a sub-class of evangelicals
that is all fundamentalists
are evangelicals but not all
evangelicals are fundamen-
talists."
He cited the following as being
among the issues on which
evangelicals are split:
A bare majority favors tax tui-
tion credits for education;
Slightly more than half favor
the ERA;
More than two-thirds favor
providing birth control informa-
tion in the public schools;
Equal numbers favor and op-
pose legal abortion in all cir-
cumstances while a plurality
would accept it under certain
circumstances;
In foreign policy, equal
numbers favor and oppose a
nuclear freeze, aid to El Salvador
and high defense spending.
DR. ROTHENBERG said that
even fundamentalists of the
Religious Right do not see eye-to-
eye on all theological matters. As
an example, he pointed out that
"fundamentalist Bob Jones won't
go on the same stage with
Catholics or Jews, while fun-
damentalist Jerry Falwell has
made it a point to reach out to
non-fundamentalists.''
Similarly, he observed that
' Continued on Page 7



Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, June 28, 1985
Congregations, Organizations Events
Herman Lerner, past Presi-
dent of Florida B'nai B'rUh's
West Coast Council, hands
gavel to new president Victor
Greenburg.
B'NAI B'RITH
WEST COAST COUNCIL
Victor Greenburg of St.
Petersburg is the newly elected
president of the B'nai B'rith West
Coast Council.
Also elected were vice
presidents, Charles Cooper of
Lakeland, Jay Markowitz of Tam-
pa and Isadora Warshaw of
Sarasota; treasurer, William
Hirschberg of Tampa and
secretary, Morton ZimWer of
Gulfport.
CONGBEGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
ST. PETERSBURG
Elects New Officers
Congregation B'nai Israel an-
nounces the election of new of-
ficers for the 1986-86 year. Presi-
dent, Don SOverberg; First Vice
President, Lorraine Mailer; Se-
cond Vice President, Marion Sam-
son Joseph; Third Vice President,
Sigi Strauss; Secretary, Michael
Barth; and Treasurer, Arlene
Rosenthal.
ings for 3 and 4 year olds, half day
or full day.
The pre-school offers many
varied programs including
Jewish Family living, singing with
the Cantor, Alpha B. Yoga,
Volunteer Grandparents, and
field trips.
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-Scool.
Call head teacher Bev Sherman
for an appointment, 381-4900.
NATIONAL COUNCIL
OF JEWISH WOMEN
SUNCOAST SECTION
The Board of the National
Council of Jewish Women, Sun-
coast Section recently par-
ticipated in a dynamic training
session focusing on goal-setting,
problem-solving and leadership
development.
On June 3 at the home of Sun-
coast Section President Marilyn
Smith, a substantial group of NC-
JW leadership was joined by
Phyllis Lyons of the Boca-Delray
NCJW Section.
Mrs. Lyons holds the position of
chairwoman of New Section
Development and was specifically
trained by the national office of
NCJW in Dallas in skills to guide
and strengthen section leader-
ships. She previously served as
NCJW's Southern District Con-
vention vice president and is Area
18 chairwoman.
During her visit with the Sun-
coast Section leadership, Mrs.
Lyons provided valuable insights
and knowledge that will aasist
NCJW Suncoast women in realiz-
ing their programs and priorities.
CONGREGATION
BETH SHOLOM
Rabbi Israel Dvorkin has arriv-
ed to assume the spiritual leader-
ship at Congregation Beth Sholom
in Gulfport. The congregation of-
ficially welcomed Rabbi Dvorkin
and his wife Friday, June 21, with
a special Oneg Shabat in honor of
the new Rabbi and his wife.
B'NAI B'RITH
MEN'S LODGE
CLEARWATER
Clearwater B'nai B'rith Men's
Lodge recently held installation of
new officers and paid tribute to a
50-year member.
Gabe Rubin was honored Jurje
16 for his 50 years of continuous
membership in B'nai B'rith. A
native of Terre Haute, Ind. and
president of his Springfield, Ohio
lodge, he presently lives in Island
Estates with his wife, Alice.
New officers installed were Sid
Fink, Jerome Granoff, Paul
Himelhoch and Leonard Sweet.
Howard Feingold, president for
three out of the last four years,
also received recognition. He was
instrumental in the lodge
reestablishing itself. One of
Howard's most notable
achievements was the donation of
a movie projector and screen to
the Golda Meir Center.
The next planning session of the
B'nai B'rith Men's Lodge will be
July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Golda
Meir Center.
WORKMEN'S CIRCLE
The Workmen's Circle is having
a theatre party at the Sunday, Ju-
ly 21, matinee performance of
"Man of La Mancha" at the Largo
Community Center. The cost is $5
per ticket. Reservations required.
Call Lillian 577-3105 or Miriam
725-4363.
PMHM Rivkind
Talmud Tors*
On Saturday, June 1, the
children of the Pauline Rivkind
Talmud Torah were awarded
special certificates of attendance,
academic achievement, atten-
dance of Junior Congregation,
completion of Talmud Torah, and
promotion. Mazel tov to all!
Registration for the 1985-86
season has begun.
Please call the synagogue office
in order to receive a registration
form. Classes include grades
Kindergarten through 7. Grades
K, 1 and 2 meet weekly on Sunday
mornings. Grades 3-7 meet three
times a week, Tuesday and Thurs-
day afternoons and Sunday morn-
ing. Junior Congregation services
will resume with the school year
on Shabbat morning.
If you have not registered yet
for the upcoming school year, or
should you desire further informa-
tion about the school, please call
Cantor Zummer, School Ad-
ministrator, at 381-4900.
Pauline Rivkind
Pre-school
Pauline Rivkind Pre-school of
Congregation B'nai Israel is still
accepting applications for the fall
1985 semester. There are open-
Israel, China Do Business
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) There are no diplomatic rela-
tions between Israel and the Peoples Republic of China, but
the two countries are cooperating on a variety of projects.
Maariv reports that more than 60 Israeli firms are cur-
rently involved in establishing enterprises in China or are
in the final stages of agreements with the Chinese
authorities.
THE PROJECTS include an airfield and 10 hotels,
solar energy plants and agricultural development involving
Israeli know-how, capital and technology. The Chinese pro-
vide the manpower and land and do the actual construction,
Maariv said.
Two Israeli experts have just been granted visas by the
Chinese and will travel there on their Israeli passports.
Others have gone to China on non-Israeli passports. Many
Israelis hold dual nationality for business purposes.
Life Saving Course To Be
Held At Funeral Chapel
The American Heart Associa-
tion, in cooperation with Beth
David, Jewish Funeral Directors,
will hold a "Heart Saver Course,"
Tuesday July 9 at 6 p.m. This is a
combined course and will instruct
students how to administer CPR
in a one-man rescue and how to
save a choking person.
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Horns "Handy Man
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"Many people who have taken a
CPR and choking maneuver
course have successfully used
their life-saving techniques in
unexpected life-threatening situa-
tions," says Jonathan A. Fuss,
owner of Beth David Chapel. "So,
we've decided to donate our
chapel to help more people learn
how to help more people."
Mr. Fuss has been in the funeral
business for 12 years. He is the
former manager of a national
chapel on the East Coast of
Florida. He recently mover to St.
Petersburg and purchased Beth
David, Jewish Funeral Directors.
Since then, Mr. Fuss has become
very active in the community.
This life-saving course is being
offered on a first come first serve
basis. Beth David, Jewish Funeral
Directors is located at 4100 16
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Jason Rosenberg
Stuart Debowsky
BarMitzvah
JASON ROSENBERG
Jason Eric Rosenberg, son of
Dr and Mrs. Stanley Rosenberg
was called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on June 22 at Temple
Beth El in Portland, Maine.
Jason was a student in the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah at
Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg and was active in
Kadima.
An honors student at Admiral
Farragut Academy, the eighth-
grader was on the basketball, soc-
cer and track teams. He also has
played club soccer for the Azalea
Youth Soccer League for the past
six years.
Dr. and Mrs. Rosenberg hosted
a Saturday evening reception at
the Sheraton Inn in Portland
where they were joined by family
and friends from California,
Michigan, North Carolina, Florida
and New England.
STUART DEBOWSKY
Stuart Debowsky, son of
and Mrs. Barry Debowsky wi
called to the Torah as a Bar]
vah on June 29 at Temple 1
Israel, Clearwater.
Stuart is a student at the I
pie's religious school and is i
dent of the Junior Youth (
An honors student at
Middle School, Stuart will
entering the eighth grade. Hei
member of the math dub,
United Wolves Soccer TeL,,
Osceola Advanced Band whert
plays the drums. Among
hobbies, Stuart collects
cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Debowsky
host a Saturday evening reo
at the Wine Cellar. Special |
will include Stuart's grandp_
from West Palm Beach and 1.
York along with other firendsi
relatives from New York,
Jersey and Florida.
Mediterranean-Dead Sea
Project Said To Be Dead
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Mediterranean-Dead Sea canal, a
hydro-electric project en-
thusiastically backed by the
former Likud-led government, is
dead. The Ministry of Energy and
Infrastructure concluded that it
was no longer feasible, due in
large measure to lack of funds,
and ordered a halt to preliminary
work which has already cost some
$15 million.
The original idea was to use the
more than 1,000 foot drop from
sea level to the Dead Sea to
generate electric power. The
canal was supposed to revolu-
tionize Israel's energy systems.
On that basis, the Israel Bond
Organization raised substantial
funds overseas.
But Israel's economic crisis
overwhelmed the plans. The $15
million spent was for an
ploratory tunnel in con
with a proposed power
The study required an additi
$2 million which the En
Ministry, suject to new budg
constraints, refused to invest
Premier Shimon Peres has!
gested that the monies be divert
to the development of two i
technological zones, one in Gahk
and the other in the Negev.
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Silent no more
Soviet Jewry update
ALEKSANDR KHOLMIAN-
F ended his eight-month
Uer strike last month at the
Kg of his parents, GRIGORY
Ej ROSALIA, who visited him
trtly after he ceased his pro-
fe. Kholmiansky, in extremely
Ljc condition, was released
Vn an isolation cell on May 29,
d is due to be hospitalized. At
f Sverdlovsk camp, authorities
(ted to the Kholmianskys that
kksandr could be eligible for
E release on the grounds of
Inesty "if he behaves himself."
Jolmiansky is the only Jewish
Ssoner of Conscience to be con-
Cred for amnesty, since he was
ttenced for allegedly "possess-
' ammunition," which is not
wed as a crime against the
kte.
he threat of army induction in-
fer YAKOV GORODET-
|Y of Leningrad, who was
ered to register at the district
uction office. Gorodetsky, who
dy completed regular army
vice, was notified that he was
r recruited for reserve duty in
jiigh security camp. After he
fwed the officials his discharge
ers, he was forwarded to a
nicipal draft office and inform-
|that "past military records of
1 who applied for exit visas and
^e been warned by the KGB are
did." While a medical commit-
dtermined Yakov is exempt
\m the draft, because of a
ney ailment, a representative
I the induction office came to
detsky's home and demanded
\t he start his military service
hin a half-hour. Although the
Ber was not implemented,
kov suffered a kidney attack
next day. In support of
destky, 30 Jews from Len-
i, Moscow and Riga cabled
[viet leader Gorbachev, asking
fhy, in spite of the peace policy,
i Yakov asked to join the army
r reserve military service, when
I was excused from such service
la medical committee?"
teform Rabbis
Question
Ban Against
Israeli MK's
fEW YORK (JTA) Of-
fals of the Association of
Porm Zionists of America said
p had adopted, on behalf of the
Tencan Reform movement, a
ouuon taking issue with a
olution approved by the Con-
Cyy* rabbinate, which
Pared 51 Knesset members
welcome as speakers to
'erican Conservative
ogues.
he action by members of the
pwu Conference of American
PS(CCAR), the association of
[orm rahbis, was adopted in
ponse to those Knesset
^wrs, mainly from Likud and
National Religious Party
d recently in support of
W" of the Uw of Return
fit have discredited the
I ltv of Conservative and
prm conversions of Jews plan-
TJ? Mtt,e in Israel- The
Rt again rejected that pro-
T last January.
N ARZA resolution said there
( a need "to educate Knesset
F*rs about America's non-
|* immunity" and that
11. d not ^ possible if the
7f members were "excluded
American synagogues."
SIMON SHNIRMAN is schedul-
ed to complete his second three-
year labor camp sentence in
January 1986, but faces prolonged
incarceration, according to recent
Soviet legislation which permits
the authorities to arbitrarily
lengthen the punishment of "per-
sistent offenders against camp
regulations." Shnirman has serv-
ed seven periods of isolation in
punishment cells, often cited as
grounds for an additional
sentence. His wife, ELIZAVETA,
has not received a letter in over
four months. She recently appeal-
ed to the Chief Administrator of
the Labor Camps, seeking her
husband's transfer to a different
camp, on grounds that he is being
victimized. She was told,
however, that "a transfer to
another camp will not help as long
as Simon does not change his en-
tire outlook on life." Elizaveta has
now appealed to Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev.
EVGENY AISENBERG, ar-
rested on March 19 on charges of
allegedly "cirulating fabrications
known to be false which defame
the Soviet state and social
system," will be tried in Kharkov.
Aisenberg, the only Hebrew
teacher in Kharkov, was arrested
following a year-long investiga-
tion of his activities launched after
his participation in a Purim Shpiel
in 1984. If convicted, he faces a
maximum sentence of three years
in labor camp.
months there, since he is to be
placed under a "strict regime."
Iosif s wife, INNA, was told that
she may be permitted a short visit
late in June, but she is fearful that
she will not be granted a longer,
personal visit until the end of
Iosif's three-year stay at
Chistopol. Such harsh treatment
would mean that it will have been
five and a half years since the cou-
ple had such a meeting.
AHARON MUNBLIT of
Kishinev was recently threatened
with imprisonment because of his
"connections with foreigners and
placement of overseas telephone
calls." The warning came during a
KGB interrogation days after he
and his wife, ALLA, phoned
friends in Israel with In-
dependence Day greetings. The
officer claimed that "while the
content of such conversations may
not be hostile to the Soviet Union,
the foreigners may give the con-
versations hostile interpreta-
tions," and warned that Munblit
would be held responsible. He also
claimed that studying Hebrew is
"not hostile in and of itself, (but) it
may contain anti-Soviet
components."
Friday, June 28, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Israel Free Trade Act
WASHINGTON (JTA) President Reagan has sign-
ed the United States-Israel Free Trade Area implementa-
tion Act of 1985. The act liberalizes trade between the U.S.
and Israel and is widely seen as a boon to the ailing Israeli
economy, virtually opening the door to Israeli products to
be freely marketed in the U.S.
IN A STATEMENT released by the White House,
Reagan said, "First, the establishment of the U.S.-Israel
Free Trade Area will stand as model of the close coopera-
tion between the Administration and the Congress that can
bring about a result benefitting all Americans."
The President went on to say that "the new Free Trade
Area between the United States and Israel represents an
important milestone in this Administration's efforts to
liberalize trade ... I believe this new economic relationship
with our friends in Israel will further our historic friend-
ship, strengthen both of our economies, and provide for
new opportunities between our peoples for communications
and commerce."
Evangelicals Favor Israel
According to an official at the
Chistopol prison, IOSIF BEGUN
will be prohibited from meeting
with his family for his first two
Although he has actively sought
employment since returning to
Novosibirsk in March, FELIKS
KOCHUBIEVSKY has been
unable to find a job, and fears ar-
rest on charges of "parasitism."
He reapplied for an exit visa, and
was promised an answer within a
month .. Despite his unstable
health, YAKOV-MESH-Yeturned*-
to work in Odessa. VLADIMIR
RAIZ of Leningrad was again
denied permission to emigrate to
Israel.
Continued from Page 5
"while fundamentalist preacher
Jimmy Swaggart attacks
Catholics, fundamentalist
preacher James Robinson has
been attacked for working 'too
closely' with Catholics."
Describing the views of Falwell
and the Moral Majority as typify-
ing those of the Religious Right,
he said they stand for "a smaller,
leaner government, a beefed up
military, a foreign policy which
challenges the Soviets and their
client states, traditional values on
issues like 'the family,' opposing
abortion and special protection for
homosexuals."
DR. ROTHENBERG said that
these attitudes are a reaction to
what the Religious Right views as
changes in American society, par-
ticularly over the last 20 years
"drugs, problems with our
schools, foreign policy defeats,
Supreme Court decisions which
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general ridicule of traditional
values and lifestyles."
He said "the mini-religious
revival" of the last decade grew
out of what was seen as a need "to
reestablish a balance by restoring
certain values." Dr. Rothenberg
noted, however, that his research
"did not find that evangelicals or
fundamentalists were politically
harangued by their ministers or
that they would pay a great deal
of attention even if their minister
endorsed a candidate."
He told the ADL leaders that
the point he most wanted to get
across was that "evangelicals, like
the Jews, are a diverse group.
There are some good ones and
some not so-good ones. There are
some who want to work with Jews
and some who do not; some issues
on which many of them will agree
with many of us and other issues
on which there will be much
disagreement."
But, he concluded, "you will
have to talk with them, individual-
ly, before you will know who is
who and which is which."
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News in Brief
Quadafi Said To Threaten Zaire for Friendship With Israel
By JTA Services
LONDON During the visit to
Israel last month of President
Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, Li-
byan leader Muamar Quadafi ar-
rived uninvited in Zaire's
neighboring countries of Burundi
and Bwanda where he made
threats against Zaire and its
leaders, the World Jewish Con-
gress reports.
According to Kinshasa radio,
monitored here by WJC sources,
this development had been disclos-
ed by Mobutu at a meeting he
chaired of the National Party
leadership. "Taking advantage of
his stay in Burundi and Bwanda,
the Libyan head of state had the
temerity to utter threats against
Zaire and its leaders," the radio
broadcast said.
The broadcast accused Quadafi
of "attempting to intimidate
heads of state in their own ter-
ritories." It warned that Zaire
would "never allow the sovereign-
ty and independence of other
states to be violated nor will it
permit a head of state to utter
threats against a friendly country
from his own country or the
temerity to make offensive
statements against another head
of state."
Herzog in Ireland
On State Visit
DUBLIN Chaim Herzog,
Israel's Irish-born President,
Monday began a five-day state
visit to a rain swept Irish Republic
amid the tightest security screen
here since the visit of President
Reagan last year.
Armored cars and heavily arm-
ed troops blocked off Dublin Air-
port where Herzog and his wife,
Avra, arrived in the first-ever
direct flight to Dublin by an El Al
jet. The security fears were
heightened by the hijacking
drama in the Middle East as well
as a vociferous campaign against
Herzog's visit by local supporters
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization.
Refusing a rain coat or um-
brella, the President stood proud-
ly in the rain during a 21-gun
salute as an army band played
"Hatikva" and "the Soldier's
song," Ireland's national anthem.
He then inspected an Irish Army
guard of honor which included
many men who had served with
the United Nations force in
Lebanon.
Ministerial Committee
Rejects Sharon Plan
JERUSALEM The
Ministerial Economic Committee
voted 9-3 Sunday to reject the pro-
posed sale of the bankrupt Ata
textile mills to a syndicate of
American and Swiss investors.
The deal, signed last Friday by
the purchasers and Minister of
Commerce and Industry Ariel
Sharon, was denied ratification by
the economic ministers on
grounds that the costs to the
government would be too high.
The three who supported the deal
were Sharon and Deputy Premier
and Housing Minister David Levy
of Likud and Energy Minister
Moshe Shahal of the Labor Party.
Shahal said he would appeal the
decision before the Cabinet
plenary.
Neo-Nazis Deface
Actor Asner's Home
LOS ANGELES A neo-Nazi
group claimed responsibility for
the anti-Jewish defacement of the
home of actor Ed Asner here
Saturday. The group promised
further such incidents if Asner
continued his activities "in the in-
terest of international com-
munism and Zionism."
Vandals scrawled 'Itill Jews"
and spray-painted a swastika on
country's central bank, which
supervises all financial
institutions.
Tel Aviv Marchers
Demand Death Penalty
TEL AVIV Tens of
thousands of rightwing political
and religious militants
demonstrated in Malchei Yisrael
Square here demanding the death
penalty for Arab terrorists and
the immediate release of 20 alleg-
ed members of a Jewish terrorist
underground currently on trial
and others already seiving
LIBYA'S COL. QUADAFI
the front door of Asner's Studio
City rented home here. There was
no other damage, and no one was
home at the time of the early mor-
ning incident, according to police
reports.
An unidentified man telephoned
the offices of a news agency claim-
ing to represent the National
Socialist Liberation Front and
said, "We claim responsibility for
the attack on the home of the
Communist Jew pig Ed Asner."
Modest Price Index
Rise Not Heartening
JERUSALEM The relatively
modest rise in the consumer price
index in May 6.8 percent has
failed to relieve the gloom of
economists here who are predic-
ting a new upsurge of inflation
this month, perhaps to record
highs.
Israeli workers are also unhap-
py. The low rise in the May index
means they will not receive a cost-
of-living increment with this
month's wages. There is already a
rash of strikes and worse labor
unrest is expected. More than
80,000 employes of municipalities
and district and local authorities
went on strike Sunday and in the
private sector taxi drivers and
truckers resorted to work stop-
pages or slowdowns to back their
demands to be allowed to charge
higher rates.
Still Another Child
Accident Victim Dies
TEL AVIV Last week's
school bus-train crash has claimed
another life. Thirteen-year-old
Sharona Navara succumbed to in-
juries Saturday and was buried in
Petach Tikva, alongside the
graves of her 19 classmates who
perished when a Tel Aviv-to-Haifa
passenger train slammed into
their stalled bus on an unguarded
railroad crossing about 12 miles
south of Haifa last Tuesday.
The youngsters were all
seventh-graders at the Brenner
Junior High School in Petach
Tikva, on an outing to a nature
preserve. Three adults died with
them their teacher, a parent
who volunteered to accompany
the group and the bus driver, all of
them women. The death toll now
stands at 23.
Arab Bank Okayed
For West Bank
JERUSALEM A series of
economic liberalization measures
in the West Bank will be capped
by the establishment of the first
Arab bank in the territory, the
head of the civil administration.
Col. Freddie Zachs, told reporters
here.
He said the government and the
Bank of Israel recently gave final
approval to the project initiated
by a prominent Nablus
businessman, Zafer Al-Masri. It is
aimed at improving the quality of
life in the administered territories
where the vast majority of the in-
habitants are Palestinians. Until
now, only Israeli banks were
allowed to operate, with the ex-
ception of a minor bank, Falastin,
in the Gaza Strip.
Zachs said the only remaining
obstacle is posed by the Jordanian
authorities. The Arab bank will of
necessity have strong ties with
Jordan because the principal cur-
rency used in the West Bank is the
Jordanian Dinar. But Amman ob-
jects to Israel's insistence that it
must operate under the supervi-
sion of the Bank of Israel, the
Terrorists Quit
West Bank
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
About 25 of the 1,150 convicted
Palestinian terrorists released in
the May 20 prisoner exchange
were scheduled to leave Israel this
week but not because of
pressure or harassment by Jewish
militants.
The 25 are part of the 600 freed
prisoners who remained in Israel
or in the West Bank and Gaza
after the exchange. The Israeli
authorities claim they have no
right to be here because they did
not possess local identification
cards prior to their arrests.
The authorities said it had been
made clear to those prisoners
when they were released from jail
that they could not remain in the
country longer than 21 days.
Their departure will be assisted by
the International Red Cross.
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321-3847
6,000 Sq. Ft. Featuring:
Sinai 48 Freeze-R-Pakt Meats
Hebrew National Meats & Poultry
Empire Kosher many new items
Deli Counter under Rabbinical supervisk
Appetizing Section fresh smoked fish
Kosher Wines and Kosher Cheese
Visit Cafe Jo-El for a Real Treat
JULY SPECIAL:
1 lb. Tray Sliced Nova or Lox
87.95
Mon.-Th. 9-5 Fri. 9-4 Sun. 9-1
(Cloeed Sundays July and August)
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