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* Jewish Florid tin
V- Number 14
Of Pinellas County
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, July 12, 1985
\ Price 35 Cents
Harry Green
Emanuel Harris
Roland Fox
ampers Visit
Irida's East Coast
ive Camp Kadima
Jan campers and 10
Training spent an
week on the road
ritt Island, the Ken-
Center and St.
San with a tour of the
knd National Park,
ers learned how an
Ifunctions in a salt-
iy. the safari/caravan
lennedy Space Center
| included a tour of the
hands on program.
I tried on a space suit
out how much they
on the Moon, Mars
It was off to historic St.
Augustine on Wednesday to tour
the Castillo de San Marco and on
Thursday a guided tour of the San
Augustin Antiguo-Restoration
Area. The restoration area shows
how early Florida settlers and
soldiers lived 250 years ago. The
campers made wooden nails and
used a bow-drill, along with trying
on costumes of the era.
The trip ended Friday with a
visit to the St. Augustine
Alligator Farm and Park.
There are still a few openings
left for the second session. For
more information, call the JCC at
The Jewish Community Center
is a beneficiary agency of Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
isa Greenberg
py my duty as a Jew.
|need for an award,"
erg protested as she
| recently for her work
son for the 1985
nty Combined Jewish
of directors of the
eration of Pinellas
^nted Mrs. Greenberg
tkah Menorah at the
g at the Golda Meir
came just after
ers learned the 1985
as only a few thou-
rs away from its
oal. Federation ex-
ector Paul Levine
097,107 has been col-
Ithe 1985 campaign,
[eted goal was
. with Stan Newmark
tion president, is
png to the 1986 cam-
1986 Campaign
already met three
Newmark, Charles
lid Reva Kent as cam-
finators. The major
Meet The New
Federation Board Members
gifts division will be headed by
Stan Michels with the Premier
Division headed by Sid Werner.
The annual campaigns are the
fundraisers which allow Jews
through the Federation, to reach
out and help other Jews in
Pinellas and worldwide.
Operation Moses
Pinellas Jews reached out in a
special way recently to help in the
worldwide special project to aid
Ethiopian Jews to settle in Israel.
At last count, $87,000 had been
collected from the $98,000
Pinellas Jews pledged.
A Flag for
Kent Center
The Jewish War Veterans Post
409 has donated $90 for the Kent
Jewish Community Center to pur-
chase an American flag to fly over
the community center now under
Joe Stern presented the check
to Federation President btan
Newmark at last month s Federa-
tion board meeting.
The 1985 board of directors of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County includes nine new
members. All will serve terms
from 1985 to May 1988. Curt
Mayer of Clearwater, unanimous-
ly appointed by the board, will
serve a one year term ending in
May 1986.
The new board members are:
David Bowman of Palm Harbor,
Roland Fox of Clearwater, Harry
Green of St. Petersburg,
Emanuel Harris of Clearwater,
Dr. Alan Katz of Largo and Curt
Mayer of Clearwater.
Also Howard Lawrence of
Clearwater, Jean Malkin of
Seminole, Scott Nicoletti of
Clearwater and Toni Rinde of
The new board members will be
introduced to you in this and up-
coming issues of the Jewish
Harry Green
Harry Green of Clearwater has
lived in Pinellas since 1962 and
been associated with Federation
since his brother Julius Green got
him involved in the '60s. Original-
ly from Detroit, he is a retired
builder. He has been associated
with the Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service for four years, serving as
president for two years, and now
is also on the board of Menorah
Manor. He and his wife, Louise,
are members of Temple Beth El in
St. Petersburg and have four
children and nine grandchildren.
"Working with Federation is a
way to help other people and give
back some of the blessings I've
received," he said.
Emanuel Harris
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Emanuel Harris came to Pinellas
six years ago from Atlanta and is
an investor. He and his wife,
Rosa, are members of Temple
B'nai Israel in Clearwater. Both
are active in the Jewish communi-
ty. She is currently president of
ORT. He was involved in Atlanta
and became associated with
Federation last year, serving as a
telephone volunteer.
"I feel like I owe some service to
the Jewish people," he said.
Roland Fox
Roland Fox and his wife, Bet-
ty, always wanted to move from
Dayton, Ohio to Florida, but it
wasn't until he interviewed for a
job as an attorney in Clearwater
that they made the move. Then
they almost didn't. "I called Betty
and said, 'It's a nice place, but we
can't stay here. There aren't
enough Jews.' "
That was in 1955. The Foxs did
move and were able to find
enough Jews to continue the in-
volvement that had always been
part of their lives. He is a past
president of Temple B'nai Israel
in Clearwater, headed the original
Temple building fund and is a cur-
rent Temple board member. He
was the first president of the
Jewish Welfare Fund of Clear-
water and was honored by a UJA
bond drive in 1967.
A former Clearwater municipal
judge, he practices law in Clear-
water in his own firm, Roland
Fox, PA, with his son Greg. Son
Leon is in business with his
mother in her two health food
stores, "It's Only Natural." The
couple also has a daughter, and
one grandchild.
UJA Hits
23% Increase
United Jewish Appeal has record-
ed a 23 percent increase in
pledges toward its 1986 target of
$745 million, the largest ever for a
single year, UJA chairman Alex
Grass told the Jewish Agency
Assembly meeting here.
Grass said about $48 million has
already been raised to fund
"Operation Moses," the immigra-
tion of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
Jewish Agency and World Zionist
Organization Executives,
reported that Project Renewal,
the rehabilitation of slum
neighborhoods, should be com-
pleted in this decade. He said the
Jewish Agency would allocate
about $1 million this year for the
vocational training of youngsters
in development towns.
Re-elected to the Federation board for another term are: Bruce
Bokor, Ronald Diner, Elisa Greenberg, Larry Krug, Irwin Miller
and Charles Rutenberg.
Federation President Stan Newmark presents a Hanukkah
Menorah to 1985 Campaign Chairperson Elisa Greenberg.

Page 2 The Jewish Ploridian of Pinellas County/Friday, July 12, 1985
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
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Israeli Scouts At Camp Kadima
A group of nine high school-age
youth the Israeli Scout Friend-
ship Caravan wowed campers,
their families and members of the
community during a two-day stay
in St. Petersburg.
The touring youth company
received a standing ovation for its
performance Wednesday night,
June 19, at the JCC.
The group spent the night at the
JCC and then the next morning
visited with different camping
groups before a Thursday after-
noon performance for the children
and staff of Camp Kadima as well
as visitors from the Tampa JCC
and Kent Jewish Community
Center in Clearwater. Everyone
enjoyed the wide array of talents
and super energy of these young
A special note of thanks to
Mollie and Ludwig Boraks for
making the Israeli Scouts visit
Camp Kadima, located at the
St. Petersburg Jewish Communi-
ty Center, has been doing a great
deal of interesting things.
Kinder-camp, for ages 2V-5, has
been going on exciting field trips
to places such as the Seabird
Sanctuary. Junior Kadima has
been traveling to local spots of in-
terest as well as participating in
ceramics, creative arts, and
Israeli song and dance.
The trip to Disney World by
Senior Kadima was also a lot of
fun. Senior Kadima is looking for-
ward to their trip to Circus World
next session.
All of Kadima will be putting on
a show in a few weeks; be looking
for it!!
Remember there are only a few
openings left for next session.
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County is a beneficiary
agency of the Combined Appeal of
the Pinellas County Jewish
Bankrupt Ata's End Bleaker
As Cabinet Nixes Combine Takeover
Months of dogged efforts to
save the bankrupt Ata tex-
tile mills and the nearly
2,000 jobs they provide end-
ed when the Ministerial
Economic Committee voted
for a second time to reject
plans to sell the complex to
a syndicate of American and
Swiss investors.
The sale has been pushed
strongly by Minister of Commerce
and Industry Ariel Sharon and
Moshe Shahal, the Minister of
Energy and Infrastructure. They
argued that the cost of shutting
down the mills, including
severance pay for its workers,
would exceed the costs of keeping
them running.
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$45 million in private capital. The
government was to pay Ata's
creditors, notably the Bank Leumi
and write off its own loans to the
industry in return for an under-
taking by the investors to operate
the mills for at least 10 years and
boost its exports.
But the econnomic ministers
refused to ratify the sale on June
16 by a vote of 9-3, on grounds
that the costs to the government
were badly underestimated.
Shahal and Sharon forced the full
Cabinet to take up the issue at it
regular weekly meeting Sunday,
to no avail. The Cabinet referred
the mater back to the Ministerial
Economic Committee which
upheld its earlier decision to reject
the sale, this time by a vote of 8-2.
Ironically, the government
which appointed a receiver for
Ata after it defaulted on its debts
last year, was eagerly seeking a
private buyer to prevent mass
unemployment in the Haifa area
where Ata was the largest single
THE LATEST deal, engineered
by Sharon, seemed to be the most
promising. But Treasury
economists maintained that it
placed too heavy a financial
burden on the government and
would set a bad precedent for
other economically troubled
The budget contains no provi-
sions to save Ata. It will now be
up to the Knesset Finance Com-
mittee to find the $9 million or
more estimated to compensate the
dismissed workers.
Taba Issue Makes Split
In Unity Gov't. More Certain
Deep divisions between the
Labor and Likud partners in
the national unity coalition
government have become
more pronounced, leading
to speculation that its days
are numbered.
The present cleavage is over
how to approach a settlement with
Egypt on the Taba issue, the tiny
strip of beach south of Eilat which
both countries claim. Deputy
Premier and Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir, the Likud leader,
is sharply at odds with Premier
Shimon Peres who believes a solu-
tion of the Taba dispute is the key
to an overall rapprochment with
Egypt and eventual peace talks
with Israel's other neighbors.
SHAMIR MADE his position
clear in a hard-line speech to the
Jewish Agency Assembly here.
He accused Egypt of trying to
avoid repairing relations with
Israel. He blasted King Hussein of
Jordan for "radicalizing" his own
positions on negotiations.
Peres is prepared to accede to
Egypt's demand that the Taba
dispute be put to arbitration.
Shamir insists that conciliation
must be the first step, with ar-
bitration only a last resort.
Moreover, Shamir maintains that
the economic crisis should be the
government's top priority and
Taba can wait.
Last week the Inner Cabinet
five Labor and five Likud
ministers deadlocked on a mo-
tion to follow the course on Taba
recommended by Peres. A tie vote
kills the motion. Peres and Shamir
met privately afterwards but were
unable to resolve their dif-
ferences. They agreed to meet
again in a few days.
say the Premier regards a settle-
ment with Egypt both crucial and
timely and will not allow himself
to be neutralized in the manage-
ment of foreign policy. The
sources said he is not ready to
precipitate a crisis with Likud at
this time but is prepared for a
showdown if his efforts to reach
an agreement with Shamir {
Peres believes he h
reason to expect that flea
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hwdred and Harry Michelson together again.
Menorah Manor UPDATE
Jildred Michelson welcomec
husband, Harry, back to St.
*rsburg as he moved into
Inorah Manor.
pore than two years ago Harry
I to leave his home and loved
i in order to receive the care
attention that could be
i only in a Jewish nursing
jie, Mildred, unable to take the
hem winters was forced to re-
in St. Petersburg and con-
herself with traveling back
forth as often as possible.
now that Menorah Manor,
Home for Jewish Living" is
dity, Mildred and Harry are
again able to spend their
i together.
i addition to Harry Michelson,
Menorah Manor Family has
I out to encompass Samuel
en, Jeanette Diamond, Jack
nkel, Roserita Gordon, Lena
rd, and Hilna Wolper. New
Jidents will be moving in on a
I basis and they look forward
[being able to continue par
ation in their Jewish obser-
ves among friends and family.
Ipplications are still being ac-
Ited. For information contact
Ibara Friedman, Director of
tal Services, or Edward W.
Vinocur, Executive Director at
Menorah Manor, 255 59th St.
North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
or call (813) 345-3775.
Menorah Manor President Ir-
win H. Miller annouced the ap-
pointment of Bruce Marger to
chair the Nominating Committee
for Menorah Manor, "Our Home
for Jewish Living." Miller charted
the Committee "to develop a slate
of nominees of Officers and
Governors who will continue the
augmentation of the Manor's pro-
gram in keeping with the com-
munities' needs and to present a
full report at the Annual Meeting,
which will be a part of the dedica-
tion ceremonies on Sunday,
September 8."
Marger advised that this year
the entire Board of Governors
would be re-elected with stag-
gered terms to ensure continuity
of the Board for the Future; some
Governors will serve three years,
some two years and others a
single year.
Marger urged anyone in-
terested in serving on the Board,
or wishing to propose a nominee
to the Board to write to him at
Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. No.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710.
-s i '*',!*flir.
Vitt does the hula for Menorah Manor residents.
N Residents of Menorah
F joined together on Mon-
IJune 24 to share in a most
paining Hawaiian program.
In Vitt presented a wide varie-
I Hawaiian songs and dances
r traditional grass skirt) and
fnted each of the residents
I*lei while singing "For You
[ just a sample of things in
the Menorah Manor
Kent Jewish Community Center News
JWV Donates
Israeli Flag
Jewish War Veterans Post 409
and Auxiliary have donated an
Israeli flag to the Kent Jewish
Community Center, according to
David Seidenberg, Director of the
The flag is already being used at
the Center's Day Camp every
morning for the Hatikvah.
Bowling Party
For Boys and
Parents Planned
The Maccabee Braves group of
the Kent Jewish Community
Center has planned a bowling and
bagel party for Sunday, July 21 at
9 a.m. The activity is open to boys
who are entering kindergarten
through second grade and their
The group will meet at 9 a.m. at
the Golda Meir Center at 302 S.
Jupiter Ave. for breakfast and
travel to Shorelanes for bowling.
The group recently sponsored a
very successful fishing trip with
more than 20 people attending.
This activity is the group's second
The fee for the morning is $4
per person, which includes
breakfast, bowling and shoes.
Family. The Residents had a
special cook-out picnic and games
onJuly 4, planned an outing to the
movies to see "Cocoon along
with the regular exercise classes,
piano, sing-a-longs, tnvia games
crafts, bowling and many other
weekly scheduled activities.
If you would like to share some
of your talents with the Menorah
Manor Family, please contact
Renee Krosner, Program Director
at 345-2775.
Reservations must be made in
advance by calling David
Seidenberg at 446-4923.
Major Theatrical
Production Planned
The Adult Department of the
Kent Jewish Community Center is
planning to produce a major
theatrical production, according
to Center Director David
Seidenberg. There is a need for
actors, actresses, back stage
crew, makeup and costume con-
sultants, a director and musicians
as well as advertising and ticket
sales people.
A meeting to make major deci-
sions pertaining to the production
will be held July 24 at 7:30 p.m., at
the Kent Jewish Community
Center's new permanent location
at the intersection of Hercules
Avenue and .Virginia Street in
For more information' and
RSVPs, please contact David
Seidenberg at 446-4923.
Summer Day Camp
Available For
Second Session
The Kent Jewish Community
Center is accepting registration
for the second session of its Sum
mer Day Camp.
The second four-week session
begins on Monday, July 15 and is
open to children entering first
through sixth grades. The camp is
operating out of facilities at Trini-
ty College in Dunedin and door-to-
door transportation is available.
Suncoast Section
Donates Playground
The National Council of Jewish
Women-Suncoast section has
donated funds to the Kent Jewish
Community Center to be used for
playground equipment, according
to David Seidenberg, director of
the Center.
The playground equipment will
be utilized by children who par-
ticipate in the Center's Day
Camps and after school programs.
The Center's permanent facility
is located at the intersection of
Hercules Avenue and Virginia
The Marshall and Reva Kent
Jewish Community Center is a
beneficiary agency of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Join the summer fun
at the Golda Meir Center
On Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m.,
Sun Coast Hospital's Ambassador
of Good Will, Bob Blasser,
presents "Laughter A Univer-
sal Language" at the Center. Cost
is $1.
On Tuesday, July 16 and
Wednesday July 17, the Center
plans a trip to Sarasota to the
Asolo Theater, then on to Captiva
and Sanibel islands and lastly to
Thomas Edison's winter home in
Fort Myers.
On Thursday, July 18, at 1
p.m., a film presentation will
focus on Medicare charges in the
Great Decisions class.
On Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m.,
a trip is planned from the 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 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 Center.
Telephone 461-0222.
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 Center, Monday, Ju-
ly 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
Blasser also has a master's
degree from Boston College and
has presented "Laughter A
Universal Language" on cam-
puses across the country.
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
Phone: 461-0222
language and an extension of love.
The cost will be $1 and includes
admission and refreshments.
Hot Kosher Lunches at
Neighborly Senior Services
Lunch is served Monday
through Friday at noon in the
dining 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.
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Aging U.S.Population
Religious Origins Strong Tie for Them
born of ethnic and religious' tradi- titudes and preferences
NEW YORK To what
degree do the elderly iden-
tify with their ethnic and
religious backgrounds? How
important are ethnic factors
in the ability of the elderly
to cope more effectively? To
what extent are the services
now provided in care of the
aged culturally sensitive?
Answers to these and related
questions were supplied by a
group of experts at a Conference
on Ethnicity and Aging at the
Americans Jewish Commitee's In-
stitute on Human Relations. The
meeting was sponsored by AJC's
Center on Ethnicity, Behavior
and Communications, headed by
Joseph Giordano and its Institute
for American Pluralism.
Among the conclusions:
The elderly population of the
United States, the fastest grow-
ing category in the country, is not
a uniform mass. Its members have
widely varied ethnic backgrounds
that must be recognized in pro-
viding for their special needs.
There is increasing recogni-
tion that ethnic and religious
origins have a significant in-
fluence on an individual's sense of
well-being. This is particularly im-
portant for the elderly, who often
look to their cultural background
to help them cope with the stress
of aging.
REPORTING ON his study of
75 Jewish elderly in the Boston
area, entitled "Ethnic Identity
and Psychological Adjustment to
Old Age: A Jewish Case Study,"
Dr. Jack M. Saul, a prominent
psychologist, stated that social in-
volvement that was ethnically
oriented was related to greater
life satisfaction and higher self-
In contrast, he added, "social
activity and activity in general
showed little relation to these
measures of psychological adjust-
ment, indicating that it was the
ethnic aspect which was the
critical factor."
Moreover, he noted, any in-
tellectual investment in study and
understanding of the cultural and
religious heritage of the ethnic
group was related to "signs of
greater vitality, intactness, and
relatedness as observed by
A disposition to conceal one's
Jewish identity, Dr. Saul pointed
out, the extent to which one was
uncomfortable with public
references to Jews, with the ex-
pression of Jewishness in public,
and heightened concern for what
non-Jews felt about Jews, "was
shown to relate to high self-
denigration and low self-esteem."
SHOWN AT the conference
was a half-hour film produced by
Dr. Saul with Pauline Spiegel. En-
titled "The Challenge of Aging:
Jewish Ethnicity in Later Life,"
the film poignantly conveyed the
struggle of Jewish elderly to
maintain their ethnic and religious
traditions as they also faced the
vicissitudes of old age.
Commenting on the film,
Elizabeth W. Markson, director of
social research, Boston University
Gerontology Center, said:
"The program illuminates not
only important aspects of Jewish
identity, but provides insight on
the multi-faceted ways in which
ethnic identity shapes the lives of
older people. More than a piece
about Jewish identity, 'The
Challenge of Aging' is a program
about ethnic heritage as a source
of strength, anguish, activity, con-
solation and conflict.
"As Dr. Saul states in the narra-
tion, ethnicity is a part of
ourselves that never has to be
lost, regardless of the other losses
we experience throughout our
lives. Suitable for general au-
diences as well as for those in-
terested in Jewish culture and in
aging,- "The Challenge of Aging'
brings home the point that we are
all ethnics."
ON THE subject of "Counseling
Euro-American Elderly and Their
Families," Giordano outlined the
problems of four elderly in-
dividuals Polish, Irish, Italian
and Jews and how their mental
depression, isolation and irritabili-
ty could be alleviated by skillful
Ethnicity, said Giordano,
"reflects shared values, attitudes,
perceptions, needs, modes of ex-
pression and behavior that are
generated by experiences within
the family and community over
generations. Transmitted in an
emotional language, it answers
conscious and unconscious
psychological needs for security,
identity and historical
Many studies, Giordano said,
demonstrate the powerful in-,
fluence of ethnicity on the ex-
perience and perception of pain,
on beliefs about symptoms and
causes of illness, on attitudes
towards doctors and therapists,
and on expectations of treatment.
"While we must avoid rigid
stereotyping," he said, "it is im-
portant for practitioners to
recognize that members of par-
ticular ethnic and religious groups
may share distinctive values.
Although not all Italians have
tight family relationships, not all
Poles suffer in silence, and not all
Irish are deeply religious, Italians,
for example, are probably more
like each other than they are like
the Irish or Poles or other ethnic
IRVINE M. LEVINE, director
of National Affairs and the In-
state for American Pluralism,
chaired the session.
Among other participants in the
discussion, besides Dr. Saul and
Giordano, were Sulecka Cabrera-
Drinane, executive director of the
Institute for Puerto Rican Elder-
ly; Theodora Jackson, deputy
director, New York State Office
for the Aging; and Peter R.
Strauss, senior partner, Strauss
and Wolf, specialists in legal pro-
blems of the elderly.
According to Strauss, the
strengthening of ethnic and
religious bonds was particularly
important because of shortcom-
ings in governmental support
"As the number of the elderly
has grown dramatically," Strauss
stated, "there has been a tremen-
dous increase in long-term chronic
illness. This imposes immense
economic and psychological
burdens on families the spouse,
children or other close relatives."
CITING THE failure of
Medicare to provide, among other
things, for custodial care of those
for whom it was essential, Strauss
asserted that the American
Jewish Committee study underlin-
ed the need for eroup support
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tions to fill the void left by the
absence of government aid.
"The breakdown of traditional
responsibility in the past decades
has been a serious problem,
Strauss added, "and the time has
come for a revitalization of the
former sense of what we owe to
each other beyond what the
general community is able or will-
ing to provide."
Jackson asserted that "the
black experience in America, im-
pacted by slavery, racism and op-
pression, has by nature required
the development of coping
mechanisms that may be well ap-
plied toward a successful agency
The black family, she said,
"stresses strong values in shar-
ing, obedience and authority,
respect for the elderly and
religious beliefs. Their values, at-
taken into account if
to be responBibe to
that "for Puerto Ric^
Hispanic elderly, m&
their native language is
important in contributJnT
more positive sense of tw!
In the area of health and r
health services, she added,
issue of language may be i
tion of life and death. If (
fessional and the elde
cannot communicate
the diagnosis will be incon
treatment inadequate. 1
for professionals to be
and knowledgeable
Puerto Rican and other 1
cultures is extremely imp
the helping process."
Midstream Maelstrom
Writer Alleges Pope Is A 'Marxist'
controversy over an article
in the World Zionist
Organization's magazine
Midstream, which sug-
gested that the attempt on
the life of Pope John Paul II
was part of a KGB plot to
"camouflage" his Marxist
leanings, is developing into
a bitter battle between the
magazine's editor, who
wrote the article, and a
longtime member of its
editorial board.
Rabbi Arthur, Hertzberg, an
editorial board member for 10
years, said in an interview that
the article could only serve to
damage Christian-Jewish rela-
tions, "making the process of
negotiations and discussion bet-
ween the Roman Catholic Church
and the Jewish community more
HE DESCRIBED the article as
"weird," and accused Midstream
editor Joel Carmichael of editorial
irresponsibility, a view that is ap-
parently shared by Milton Kon-
vitz, chairman of the editorial
board. "The question is not
editorial freedom, but editorial
responsibility," Konvitz said.
Hertzberg, a vice president of
the World Jewish Congress and
former president of the American
Jewish Congress, repeatedly em-
phasized in the interview that this
is not an ideological battle or a
personal confrontation between
the rightwing Carmichael and
Hertzberg, who describes himself
as being on the left of the political
But Carmichael has retorted
angrily, charging in an interview
that Hertzberg was responsible
for the controversy and that he
had sought out the New York
Times as a springboard for bring-
ing the controversy to pro-
minence. Carmichael also has
charged that Hertzberg is seeking
his removal from the magazine, a
post he has held for 10 years.
Hertzberg said he will seek Car-
michael's removal from the
Kingdom of God and the KGB,"
published as the lead article in the
May issue, claimed that the
Vatican had issued only a "very
mild" condemnation of "liberation
theology," a movement incor-
porating Marxist teachings
popular in Latin America. This
mild condemnation is part of an
attempt to conceal the Pope's
Marxist leanings, Carmichael
The Pope "has never of course
'An indispensable element
in the Pope's espousal of
implicit Marxism is
obviously the need for
camouflage .'
Joel Carmichael
actually endorsed Marxism," Car-
michael wrote. "The Pope cannot,
after all, be a Marxist." The
69-year-old Carmichael also
quoted from recent comments by
the Pope in which he suggests a
need for a fairer and more
equitable system of distribution of
wealth among the masses.
"An indispensible element in
the Pope's espousal of implicit
Marxism is obviously the need for
camouflage," Carmichael said. "It
is this need for camouflage that
may help explain the apparent at-
tempt on his life" in May, 1981 at
St. Peter's Square in Rome by a
Turkish terrorist, Mehmet Ali
Agca, an attack "well nigh univer-
sally attributed to the KGB and its
(Bulgarian) puppets."
CARMICHAEL, in the inter-
view, defended his article. He said
he did not regard it as controver-
sial but as a scholarly work at-
tempting to interpret recent
political events. "I don't think the
Pope himself is an outright sup-
porter of Marxist doctrine," he
But, according to Carmichael,
the Pople has never supported
Israel and also failed to issue a
condemnation of Friar Leonardo
Boff, who was finally reprimand-
ed by the Vatican for his advocacy
of liberation theology. He admit-
ted that the article has its "short-
coming," but felt it is Midstream's
responsibility to alert the Jewish
community of this new
Midstream, with a circulatioaj
some 15,000, is published by (
Theodor Herzl Foundation of I
WZO. A statement of ,
says the magazine is committed!
"free inquiry" and hopes to"
critical interpretation of the I
searching examination of thep
sent and afford a medium for I
sidered and independent i
and for creative culta
IT IS NOT intended to sen
an official organ of the
although interviews with
zberg and Konvitz suggest thitl
organization can totill
disassociate itself from]
magazine it publishes.
Sultanik, chief New York i
ecutive of the ZOA and a mem
of the Midstream board,
ported the magazin'|
He said Midstream is I
"independent journal. Even I
editor has a right to exprea|
own opinion. It is a signedi
Mr. Joel Carmichael expresse.1
own opinion, not the opinion
the editorial board or the W
Zionist Organization. And wei
open to opinions to the <
Sultanik said in a telegram 1
But for Hertzberg to allot (
article's conclusions "to stand*
responsible Zionist journal j
the Zionist movement a
eye The issue. Hertzberg!
"is not him or me. The issue Bl
article. I refuse to let him r
this into a leftwing, ngW
Zionist fight."
tions are his own business,
Hertzberg. "and I have ootj
after him because of ms ]
views. But he has the ngMj
editor to print whatever nef
provided that it is resr
This is editorially irrespoi
The editorial board is e
to discuss toe controversy
by the article's publication
next editorial board tn.
scheduled for September.^
said the editorial boardI **
review articles prior to
tion. and that no one
editorial board had read a*
michael article pr""
terview from Cornell urn-
where he is prof**0'
that the article does notM
the WZO and that it m
the personal opinions |
who happene

erious Criticism Voiced
Of Vatican Notes on Viewing Jews
Friday, July 12, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
ecumenical group
vented serious criticism
I new Vatican document
Catholic-Jewish relations
hed in Rome which it
a retrogression
"the historic Nostra
(Our Times) that
from Vatican
ncU II 1964 m^ the
:ember 1, 1974
felines and Sugges-
for the Application of
Declaration Nostra
criticism by the Interna-
] Jewish Committee on Inter-
ous Consultations was more
et than anger. It referred
jcument, "Notes on the Cor-
Vay to Present the Jews and
ism in Preaching and
hesis in the Roman Catholic
Notes, three years in
ation, are the work of the
i Commission on Religious
lions With the Jews, headed
lohannes Cardinal
EY WERE presented at a
press conference by the
(Father Pierre Duprey and
. Jorge Mejia, vice president
cretary respectively of the
Commission, and appeared in the
Vatican organ, L'Osservatore
Romano. According to a state-
ment by the IJCIC, the Notes fail
to acknowledge the religious
significance of the State of Israel
to the Jewish people and refer on-
ly briefly and superficially to the
The IJCIC member organiza-
tions are the American Jewish
Committee, the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, the Israel
Interfaith Committee, the World
Jewish Congress and the
Synagogue Council of America,
the umbrella organization of
Reform, Conservative and Or-
thodox Judaism in the U.S.
The statement expressed the
IJCIC's "disappointment over
what we perceive to be the
repressive spirit and formulation
about Jews, Judaism, the Nazi
Holocaust and the meaning of
Israel." The Notes gave "little
recognition of how the Jews con-
ceive of themselves," the state-
ment said.
IT WARNED that the Notes
"may undermine the gains we
have achieved through dialogue,
joint study and joint action in re-
cent years. For this reason, we
are all the more dismayed that
unlike Nostra Aetate itself and the
1975 Guidelines which affirmed
the duty of Catholics to consider
the Jews a living people," the
Notes were published "without
prior consultation with the Jewish
Rabbi Mordecai Waxman,
IJCIC president, said he has sent
a cable to Cardinal Willebrands
asking for clarification and con-
sultation on the Notes. The IJCIC
statement said the Notes were
"totally inadequate in providing
Catholics with sufficient
guidelines on how to teach, preach
and understand" the Holocaust
and the creation of Israel, the two
events that have "decisively
shaped the way Jews define
The statement cited as an exam-
ple Paragraph 25 of the Notes
which states that "The existence
of the State of Israel and its
political options should be en-
visaged not in a perspective which
is in itself religious, but in their
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reference to the common prin-
ciples of international law."
The IJCIC statement observed
that "even within this narrow
frame of reference, nothing is said
about Israel's right to exist or in
the justice of her cause." The
statement said that in the context
of the Vatican's Notes, "Modern
Israel is emptied of any religious
significance for Christians," and
"even Israel's profound religious
significance for Jews" is mention-
ed "in such a recondite fashion as
to be unrecognizable."
_ THE STATEMENT found that
"equally grievous is the vague,
passing and almost gratuitous
reference" to the Holocaust and
observed that "the absence of a
strong statement on the
Holocaust is particularly painful."
The passage referred to says
that "Catechesis should ... help
in understanding the meaning for
the Jews of the extermination
during the years 1939-1945 and its
The IJCIC declared that the
Notes aimed at remedying "a
painful ignorance" among
Catholics "of the history and
traditions of Judaism," but the
text of the Notes does not remedy
C 1965 Bealnca Coroanw. Inc
that "painful ignorance" because
"neither Jewish history nor
Jewish traditions are explored in
the Notes or even referred to as
having an independent value. In-
deed, the history and traditions of
Judaism are appropriated by the
The Notes allude to the
"negative" relations between
Jews and Christians "for two
millennia but offer nothing of this
history. How can Jews and
Judaism be presented in Catholic
teaching and preaching without
some acknowledgement of the
historical expressions of Christian
animosity?" the statement asked.
THE NOTES were also the sub-
ject of comment by Rabbi Alex-
ander Schindler, president of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregation, the association of
Reform synagogues. The UAHC
is not a constituent of the IJCIC.
Schindler observed that this
latest Vatican document "rein-
troduces a note of religious trium-
phalism." He added that "Any ef-
fort to improve understanding
between the two faiths requires,
above all, mutual respect. Each
faith must learn to see the other
as it defines itself."
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, July 12, 1985
Congregations, Organizations Events
Rabbi L. Rivkin, regional direc-
tor of Chabad Houses of Central
Florida, has announced the open-
ing of a new branch of Chabad
House, Jewish student center, for
the St. Petersburg-Clearwater
The new Chabad House is
located at 4275 34th St. S., Suite
297, St. Petersburg. A full-time
professional will be arriving in
There are now three Chabad
Houses the new St. Petersburg
center, one in Orlando at the
University of Central Florida and
one at the University of South
Florida in Tampa, which opened
eight years ago.
One of Chabad House's special
summertime activities will be an
overnight program in the Ocala
area. For more information, call
Congregation Ahavat Shalom,
1575 Curlew Road in Palm Har-
bor, will host an open house
Thursday, July 18 from 7:30 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
Rabbi Jan Bresky, spiritual
leader of the congregation, Mrs.
Bobbi Rosenberg, president of the
congregation, and Mrs. Elaine
Wolstein, principal of the
Religious School, will describe the
congregation's program.
In addition, entertainment will
be provided and refreshments will
be served. A baby sitting service-
will be provided. Every Jewish
Ssrson in Pinellas, Pasco or
illsborough County is invited to
Do not miss this meaningful and
enjoyable opportunity to learn
more about this progressive
Reform congregation. For more
information, call 785-8811.
Rabbi Jan Bresky, spiritual
leader of Temple Ahavat Shalom
in Palm Harbor, will host a two
week tour of Israel Oct. 26-Nov. 9.
This trip will be unique in many
ways. It is limited to 18 persons as
opposed to over 40 on most tours
and will be conducted on a
spacious mini-bus. Rabbi Bresky
will personally explain many of
the holy sites the group will see
and lead them in spiritual and
religious encounters.
In addition, many opportunities
to meet with Israelis and see
places not included in most tours
will be part of the trip's agenda.
This is a repeat of the very suc-
cessful trip Rabbi Bresky con-
ducted two years ago. The cost of
the trip including air fare, five
star hotels and many meals and
extras is $1,950 per person. For
further information call the Rabbi
at 785-8811.
USY of Congregation B'nai
Israel of St. Petersburg elected
their officers for 1985-86. The en-
thusiasm and desire to help shape
our chapter was clearly evidenced
by the number of candidates for
Those elected are: President,
Kevin Kay; Executive Vice Presi-
dent, Laurie Phillips; Fundraising
Vice President, Jay Green;
Religious Vice Presidents, Steve
Seder and Gloria Weissler; Recor-
ding Secretary, Ellen Hanken;
Corresponding Secretary, Kerry
Chausmer; and Treasurer, Aaron
A special thank you to the
outgoing board of USY officers:
Robyn Diamond, Sharon Goetz,
Aaron Grau, Ian Kasper, Gloria
Weissler, Susan Kasper, and
Kerry Chausmer. They did a
superb job in getting our USY
Chapter on the map again. Thanks
to their combined efforts, St. Pete
USY has hosted a pre-convention,
led services at Regionals, had two
of its members elected to
subregional leadershp positions
and been granted the Mercas sub-
regional convention for the Fall of
Ira Slomka Receives Award
The Senior Service Award is
given each year to that individual
who over the years has shown, by
word and action, their commit-
ment to USY. This year's reci-
pient is Ira Slomka, a graduating
senior from Shorecrest, who
through his four years in USY has
shown his love of Judaism and its
ideals. The USY Chapter wishes
Ira continued success in his col-
legiate years and a heartfelt Toda
The membership committee of
Congregation B'nai Israel would
like to invite you to consider
membership with Congregation
B'nai Israel. If you are presently
unaffiliated with a synagogue, or
if you are new to the area, please
call the Synagogue office to find
out more about membership
within our vital Congregational
Our fee structure includes
categories for under 30 singles,
single parent families, and for
under 30 families, as well as for
seniors over 65. Please call the
synagogue office at 381-4900 for
further information.
Applications are now being ac-
cepted for the Fall 1985 Semester
for three and four-year-olds.
We offer many and varied ex-
periences, including Jewish Fami-
ly Living. Our Extended Day pro-
gram has proved most successful.
You have the option of the half-
day or a longer day for your child.
The Full Day children can stay un-
til 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Forms are
available in the preschool, which is
located at 301 59th St. N. For
further information, call Bev
Sherman at 381-4900.
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Transportation to Doctors
Miscellaneous Services
Bookeeping Secretary
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Dr. Kenneth Stein Appe;
At JNF Brunch
Bar Mitzvahs
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Dr. Kenneth Stein
Dr. Kenneth Stein the a,.
of the highly regarded newb
The Land QuaitiJ
Palestine," 1917-Wj
recently to about 150 dm.
part of the Jewish ]fo
Fund's Education Series.
Dr. Stein's presentation M
ing a brunch in the MargaretM
Great Room of Ruth Eckerdl
included discussion of the c
history of Palestine, landi
tion and the Arab-Jewish c
Dr. Stein is an associate,
fessor of Near Eastern Hist
Emory University in Atlana
also serves as the executive
few of former President Im
Carter's project for the studTI
the Arab-Israeli dispute at I
Carter center located in Atl
A Winning Combination: Gulf Cc
Jewish Family Service,
Jewish Federation of Pinellas ar
Jewish Children's Service
Talmud Torah
The Afternoon Religious School
is now accepting registration for
the school year. Please call Cantor
Zummer, school administrator, at
381-4900, for more information.
Classes for children grades 3-7
meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Sundays. There is a Sunday
School program for K'tonton
grades K through 2. Hebrew,
Jewish History and Bible, Jewish
Ethics, Holidays and Culture are a
few of the subjects covered.
The Workmen's Circle is having
a theater party Sunday, July 21,
for the matinee performance of
Man of La Mancha at the Largo
Community Center. The cost is $5
per ticket and reservations are re-
quired. Call Lillian: 577-3105 or
Miriam: 725-4363.
Once again the time has come
when college-bound students are
preparing for the 1985-86
academic year. Whether they be
freshmen, seniors or in graduate
school, the planning, the anticipa-
tion and the pressures to achieve
are always present. Coupled with
the reality of the spiraling costs of
education and continued govern-
ment cutbacks, the students and
their families feel the stress more
and more each year.
However, a number of children
of Jewish families living in
Pinellas County have the oppor-
tunity to apply to GCJFS for an
interest-free loan.
Each year, The Jewish Federa-
tion contributes a pre-determined
amount of money to the Jewish
Children's Service, the funding
agency in Atlanta, Ga. Eligibility
determined by Jewish Children's
Service is based on a number of
criteria, including an in depth
financial assessment, merit, stu-
dent motivation, resourcefulness
as well as the projected potential
of each of the applicants. Jewish
Children's Service considers sup-
port of and family contribution
toward the student's cost, tanta-
mount to the success of each i
dent's pursuit of his/her i
tional and professional
Family contribution is boundb
the limits of the individi
family's income.
How does a student apply? 1
is eligible? A college student i
is interested in learning I
about one of these loans must f
call Gulf Coast Jewish Family S
vice (GCJFS). An appoint
will be made for an interview.1
social worker counsels the s
and his parents regart
basic requirements and
they will work and fill oi
plication. The primary reqni
for a Jewish Children's Sen
loan is determined by family i
based on family incosd
Understanding and agreement!
comply with the terms.of a
financial obligation is stressed.
This year about 20 Pin
County students applied for
interest-free loans. A list oft
pients will be finalized in Ai|
Although it is too late for Je
Children's Service to accept i
plications for the current MM
if anyone is interested in 18
they can contact Bernice BrT
at 381-2373. Applications'
be made in early 1986.
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Friday, July 12, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
police Give Rabbis Tough Time During Their Demonstration
aeration Redemption, the series of mass peaceful arrests
'Russian diplomatic offices in the United States, has
vread from New York to Washington. Rabbi Allan
Ueyerowitz is Soviet Jewry chairman of the Rabbinical
Assembly- Here, he desscribes his latest experience in this
, June 10, 21 rabbis
. around the U.S. raced
Washington to
lionstrate at the Soviet
ssy. Our purpose was
stand in solidarity
Ih the 24 and one
heran minister arrested
-1 at that very site, who
A possible jail sentences
stiff fines the next day
their attempt to
fconstrate support and
} for Jews in the USSR.
|e came because we felt that
Ithing is inherently wrong
fa judicial system which pro-
les rabbis and ministers who
and freedom for Soviet Jews,
dismisses the cases of those
nt people arrested at the
h African Embassy. While we
eheartedly support efforts to
partheid, we equally detest a
e standard. Jewish suffering
ational aspirations should
: be slighted by official
hington without a swift, vocal
LITTLE did we realize
|we would become the object
ficial indifference to our
The Washington police
polite, but from the first
pi business. They handcuffed
om behind. Many of our men
eir 60s continually .complain-
the pressure on their
ers and chests. They stuff -
into paddy wagons and
t us 50 miles an hour through
:ewer Israelis
Go Abroad
omic crisis seems to have its
as less Israelis are going
1 Some 42,000 Israelis left
' I May, a drop of 22 percent
fed to the same period last
Thisdrop was recorded even
fe the doubling of the travel
) $300 at the end of May. It is
' that the statistics for June
Wow an even larger drop.
Washington streets, frequently
taking curbs, with reckless
Without the use of our hands,
we were spinning like tops, fre-
quently piling up on each other
like linebackers tackling a
fullback. Add to that the heat,
sweat and noxious odor of the
van's exhaust, and we knew we
were not in for VIP treatment.
Our arrival at the police
precinct was friendly enough. One
Jewish policeman first saw us and
exclaimed, "Oh no, they're
persecuting my people again."
But the sergeant meant business.
Too much noise or conversation,
too much of anything would mean
a night or two in jail, he told us.
Never did he allow us to use a
WHILE THE Jewish officer
and his friends gave us water and
access to a men's room and candy
machine, the "vacation" part of
our journey was about to end.
Brought to the Washington
Superior Court, we were treated
like any hardened criminal. Little
did it matter that we stopped to
pray mincha.
For three hours, we were holed
up in a 40-square foot cage, unable
to use the phone, contact our
lawyer, sit, drink, eat or even use
the bathroom. We felt like tigers
in a cage.
The only break from this
monotony was a body search. The
comb I accidentally left in my
pocket almost inspired a strip
search. Next we were thrust for
20 minutes into a cell with drug
addicts and alcoholics, who were
amused by our presence, but made
repulsive remarks and obscene
gestures, and applications for a
few unsecured loans.
Finally, five hours and 45
minutes into the venture, we were
taken into two new cells, "lux-
uriously" equipped with benches
and a hole in the floor for bodily
HUNGRY, tired, wondering
what happened to our lawyer and
supporters, we talked Torah,
thought about our brethren in
Soviet prisons, and began better
to understand their plight. Here in
Washington, we could spend the
night in jail, and it would be very
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In a 'first' in American legislative history, 14
elected officials, including a Congressman,
are arrested as they stage a sitdown in front of
the Soviet UN Mission. The action was part of
Operation Redemption, a series of mass
peaceful arrests at USSR facilities in New
York, sponsored by the Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry and Long Island Committee for
Soviet Jewry. Since January, over 335 have
been arrested, including 145 rabbis. Among
the legislators removed by the police were Rep.
Major Owens of New York and New Jersey
Assembly Speaker Alan Karcher.
unpleasant. In the USSR, how
many times are Jews arbitrarily
picked up, held for weeks at a
time, beaten, put in solitary or in a
cell with rapists and murderers?
Here in Washington Superior
Court prison, we felt out of touch
with reality and very lonely. In
the Soviet Union, how much more
intense are those feelings? How
does Joseph Berenstein, whose
eye was gouged out in prison, or
Yuli Edelstein, who is beaten
regularly in the labor camp, spend
each waking moment pondeirng
their fate and detachment from
normal human life?
Here in Washington, we rejoic-
ed in each other's chevruta,
fellowship, and the belief we were
doing something important. Does
Rabbi Moshe Abramov, a
prisoner, have anyone to share
Torah with?
MORE THAN six hours after
our arrest, we were allowed a
glimpse of our lawyer. We got the
impression the government was
dragging its feet in dealing with
us. But we were soon to be releas-
ed without bond, the date to be set
for trial.
Late that night, we returned to
Florida, North Carolina, Penn-
sylvania, New York, Virginia and
Maryland. Weary, sweaty,
hungry, we certainly got more
than we bargained for, a tought
taste of Capital justice.
But to a man, we swore that it
was worth it. And if need be, we
would be prepared to spend
another six hours or even 60 days
in. jail to get our message of
freedom across. Time is running
out on the Jews of the USSR. We
cannot remain silent. And we will
be back.
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'Devastating' Decisions
High Court Upholds Separation Rule
Jewish expert on legal
issues affecting observant
Jews described as
"devastating" two decisions
of the U.S. Supreme Court
Aii Speaks
For Shiites
At Atlit
70kxfd Shiite Moslem prisoners
in the Atlit detention camp have a
real champion. He is Muhammad
Ali, who held the world
heavyweight boxing title from
1964-67 and 1974-78.
Ali arrived in Israel last week
"to arrange for the freeing of the
Muslim brothers imprisoned by
Israel." He said he would be
discussing the release of "all 700
brothers" with the "very highest
level in the country."
But Israeli officials have politely
declined to enter the ring. Israel
does not intend to negotiate
through boxing champion Muham-
med Ali but will welcome him
warmly as a private guest, a
Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
He said certain preparations
have been made to make Ali's stay
in the country as pleasant as
possible but did not elaborate. The
former champ was expected to be
received by Deputy Foreign
Minister Ronnie Milo, a Likud
MK, but no other official meetings
have been scheduled for him.
Asked at the airport if he would
also try to obtain the release of
the American hostages held by
Shiites in Beirut, Ali replied, "I
didn't come here for that."
fn Pennsylvania cafl 7fv 436-9131.
Monday both by 5-4 votes,
holding unconstitutional
two programs by which, at
public expense, remedial
educational services had
been brought to pupils of all-
day religious schools on the
premises of the schools.
The majority ruling held in both
cases that "even a praiseworthy,
secular purpose of providing for
the education of school children
cannot validate government aid to
parochial schools when the aid has
the effect of promoting a single
religion or religion generally or
when the aid unduly entangles the
government in matters religious."
The general decision was that the
programs have the principal effect
of advancing religion in violation
of the Constitution.
DENNIS RAPPS, executive
director of the National Jewish
Commission on Law and Public
Affairs (COLPA), which had filed
friends-of-the court briefs in both
cases, said the Supreme Court had
upheld decisions of federal Courts
of Appeal in the Second and Sixth
Circuits. The briefs were prepared
by Nathan Lewin of Washington,
COLPA vice president.
In one case, the Second Court of
Appeals had invalidated a pro-
gram under Title I of the Federal
Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965. Under
that program, the federal govern-
ment provided funding for local
public school boards to arrange
remedial mathematics and
reading courses to all
educationally-deprived children in
low income areas.
As part of the Title I program,
the school boards provided public
school teachers to teach the
remedial classes at the parochial
schools, including yeshivas, in the
same way that such services were
provided to public school children.
Under this arrangement, public
school teachers taught the
remedial courses on the premises
of the non-public school.
RAPPS SAID that, although
there had been no evidence, in the
nearly 20-year history of the pro-
gram, of any mingling the con-
tents of the religious programs of
such schools with the Federally-
funded remedial programs, the
Supreme Court accepted the Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals ruling that
the mere potential of such mingl-
ing rendered the entire program
He said the effect of the in-
validation of Title I will be severe
for children attending Jewish
religious schools. He said it ap-
peared, in the light of the
Supreme Court rulings Monday,
that the only constitutional
method of providing the federally-
funded remedial services by public
school teachers would be off the
premises of the religious school.
Rapps said this would mean that
the non-public school students
would have to be transported to a
neutral or public school site to
receive the remedial teaching dur-
ing the school day or after hours.
HE POINTED out that, since
transportation is extremely time-
consuming, this did not appear to
be a viable option, adding that the
students would hesitate to leave
their regular classes in the non-
public school during the regular
school day. Since most such
students currently attend classes
until around 5:30 p.m., remedial
programs could not realistically be
scheduled after that hour, he said.
In addition, he asserted, the
cost of transporting the students
to such neutral sites have been
estimated as involving about 40
percent of the total allocation of
federal funds for the remedial
In a parallel case in Grand
Rapids, Michigan, Rapps
reported, the impact on Jewish
religious schools is indirect
because no students in Grand
Rapids parochial schools had been
directly benefitted by the
remedial programs under Title I.
Also there appear to be no Jewish
day schools in Grand Rapids.
intervened in that case on the
premise that the principle of
whether supplementary publicly-
financed educational programs
may be conducted under the con-
trol of public school personnel is of
major importance to observant
Jews, Rapps said.
He explained that if non-Jewish
private schools are denied that
benefits of such federally-financed
programs, they are effectively ex-
cluded from such help from educa-
tional benefits offered to the rest
of the student population, because
of the religious beliefs of the
parents of non-public school
He said that in the Grand
Rapids program, enrichment pro-
grams for mathematics, reading,
art, music and physical education
were provided to non-public
school students on parts of the
public school premises set aside
for the time needed to implement
the aid programs. Rapps said
COLPA had filed friend-of-the
court briefs in both cases on
behalf of major national Orthodox
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- Reform rabbis were urg-
ed here at their 96th annual
convention by a leading
Conservative rabbi to drop
their plan on recognizing
both the mother and father
in a mixed marriage as
parents of a Jewish child.
The Reform rabbis were asked
by Rabbi Alexander Shapiro,
president of the Rabbinical
Assembly, the association of Con-
servative rabbis, to return to the
traditional Jewish position, ac-
cepted by Orthodox and Conser-
vative Judaism which holds that a
child is a Jew only if his or her
mother is Jewish.
The plan has been called
"patrilineal" transmission of
Jewish identity because it would
not consider whether either the
mother or the father is Jewish, if
either of them is. Shapiro, in an
unusual appearance at a CCAR
convention, cautioned the Reform
rabbis that if "patrilinealism re-
mains in place, then Conservative
rabbis might have to question the
Jewish status of someone from a
sister movement, and we will be
confronted with a cleavage in
Jewish life which can threaten the
survival of the Jewish people both
here and in Israel."
HE SAID, "our understanding
of the reality is that patrilinealism
is not considered by you to be a
blanket notion; rather it assumes
that the Jewish child will find
modes of affirmation of his
Rabbi Jack Stern of Scarsdale,
N.Y. was elected CCAR presi-
dent, succeeding Rabbi w
ther Plaut, of Toronto.
Shapiro called for Coru.
and Reform Judaism to fa
joint commission to deal with
problems of intermarrian
those areas where coopmti
He said intermarried aj
face many problems, such as L
tensions in such a Uni3
educating children Jewishry 7
stress of parents and nm
parents; and the involvement!
an intermarried couple in
Jewish community.
Rabbi Shapiro said if
commission was set up, he],,
"it could function under theta
mon banner of matrilinealismj
the one hand while simultanea
seeking to reach out toeveryd
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text which is open, sympatht,
and deeply und< -standing of]
human issues th i ire involva
he had made at an unpreceu-
appearance earlier this year all
annual convention of the
thodox Rabbinical Council
America, asking the CCAR top
ticipate in establishing a Bet I
(Jewish Law Court) "that wills
vert according to Halacha;al
Din created for the sake of I
unity of the people of Israel
model prototype structured!
in America and ultimately a
into effect in Israel itself."
He said he was optimistic L_
given patience and time, sum
Bet Din could be established!
said he felt "cautious optimal
in the fact that the Rabbin'
Council has not outrightly
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