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*'Jewish Meridian
, 6 Number 23
Of Pineiias County
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, November 15, 1985
'VMSAOC/MI
Price 35 Cents

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Support Sought
For Soviet
Jewry Rally
"If only one Jew is living in bondage,
the rest of us cannot sleep until his liberty
We Can
Grant Our
win's Wishes
Granting wishes is something everyone likes to do,
i more so when it means granting the wishes of your
he Pineiias County Jewish community is doing that
r as the Project Renewal campaign gears up to help
lias' Project Renewal twin: Tel Mond, Israel,
he Project Renewal project is a partnership between
1 and communities throughout the United States in-
ded to help Israel's "forgotten" immigrants
nilate into the Israeli culture.
forgotten?
year, when
ist year, when thousands of Ethiopian Jews
.ted to Israel, worldwide assistance programs and
[organized Israeli project helped those Jews become
'lis almost immediately.
I years ago, in the '40s and '50s, an earlier wave of
igrants came from Africa and Asia, and Israel was
n a position to help them assimilate,
itead those Jews, now the target of Project
wal, simply transferred their Asian and African
e to an Israeli site and existed clinging to their old
s. not sure of how to be active, contributing Israelis,
did they have education to even uderstand where to
tor help, and the communities sank deeper and deeper
poverty.
m, Project Renewal is pushing to help those Jews
ilate once and for all. Pineiias Countv. through the
Federation of Pineiias J
ty. has adopted a "twin"
among the 82 Project
*al communities.
it twin is Tel Mond.
is secure.
Tens of thousands of Jews are
living in bondage in the Soviet
Union, and the Pineiias Jewish
community can do something
about it.
The Pineiias County Board of
Rabbis, the Jewish Federation of
Pineiias County and ORT will
sponsor a community-wide rally
for Soviet Jewry Monday, Dec.
16, to focus attention on the
Soviet Jews' plight. The rally will
be held at Temple B'nai Israel in
Clearwater.
Golda Meir
Coordinators for this year's ral-
ly are Rabbi Arthur Baseman,
hosting rabbi from Temple B'nai
Israel; Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg,
Board of Rabbis' president who is
also representing the Jews in Op-
pressive Lands Subcommittee of
the Federation's Community
Relations Committee; Arline
Dresdner, ORT chairwoman who
is acting as Local Convenor for
the 1985 Women's Plea for Soviet
Continued on Page 2
Guidelines on Religion
And the Public Schools
inellas Project
tnewal, Campaign
nizing the need of Project
lewal communities, the
fllas Federation has under-
a Project Renewal Cam-
to raise $400,000 for Pro-
campaign is
; concurrently with the
1986 Combined Jewish Appea
Campaign, but Project Renewal
pledges are separate and over and
above the CJA pledges.
Herb Schwartz is chairman of
Pineiias' Project Renewal Cam-
paign and is coordinating the pro-
ject for the Federation.
Schwartz says some contribu^
tions have already been made and
any amount, no matter how small,
helps and that means helping a
Tel Mond Jew.
For those individuals or groups
able to contribute more, Schwartz
says pledges can be made either to
Project Renewal in general, or for
specific items needed in Tel Mond.
To give an idea of the work be-
ing done and the needs that still
exist. Project Renewal personnel
in Israel have come up with a
"wish list" the things they wish
they had so Project Renewal Jews
could be assimilated once and for
all. and as rapidly as possible.
Continued on Page 2
The Christmas holiday season is
just around the corner, and school
holiday observances may once
again be a matter of concern for
many members of the Jewish com-
munity whose children attend
public schools," says David
Bowman, chairman of the
Education-Church-State -
Interfaith committee of the
Federation.
The maintenance of religious
neutrality in the public schools
depends on the understanding and
support of the entire community.
Toward this end, the Jewish
Federation of Pineiias County has
sent a policy statement,
"Guidelines on Religion and
Public Schools" to Scott Rose,
Pineiias superintendent of
schools.
The guidelines, developed by
National Jewish Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council, are aimed
to help parents, students,
teachers and school officials bet-
ter understand the issue of
church-state as it applies to the
public schools, and avoid holiday
David Bowman
programs that could create
religious embarrassment and
psychological discomfort for any
child in the schools.
The Guidelines on Religion and
the Public Schools are as folows:
POLICY
The First Amendment
guarantees separation of church
and state.
Public schools must be
religiously neutral.
Schools may teach about
religion (its role in the social and
historical development of
Continued on Page 2
u raise J4U0.000 for Pro- ^ O---*.*-*.*
ace of Mind Is Goal of Safety Net System
of Mind. That's what the
|i'y Safety Net Service
Mm has been providing
pa for one year now.
der the direction of Iris Lee,
of Counseling and
ch Services for the Gulf
Family Service, the Fami-
jfety Net Service has helped
uss seniors while bringing
P^ce to their families often
I thousands of miles away.
", Coast Jewish Family Ser-
-xecutive Director Michael
Pn and President James
,'abeled the first year of
"'on of the Family Safety
' ^'ce in Pineiias County "a
JFS is one of hundreds of
family Service organiza-
' nationwide involved in the
am- which provides
assurances ot regular professional
attention for older family
members living in different com-
munities from their children and
other relatives.
"The Safety Net System pro-
vides peace of mind," Ms. Lee
said.
"Living apart from your aging
family members can cause anxious
moments regarding their well be-
ing. GCJFS understands that
distance doesn't lessen concern
for loved ones."
In the Safety Net program. GC-
JFS does not act as a surrogate
guardian nor in place of the farm
ly The program's purpose is to
ensure there is adequate interac-
tion between the senior, the fami-
ly and whatever support system is
available in the community until a
family member can arrive.
The program consists of evalua-
tion, assessment and consultation.
Our evaluation begins with a
home visit to the relative and a
trained staff person assesses the
family member's living situation.
Ms. Lee explained.
A report listing doctors
hospitals, community services and
social agencies available and pin-
pointing the areas of need are sent
to the senior and out-of-town
family member. A minimum of
four home visits are made each
year to update the person s needs
and keep the family informed.
The Family Safety Net Service
is available to anyone in Pineiias
Countv. 60 years and older r or
further information and explana
tion of fees, call Gulf Coast Jewisl
Familv Service at 446-1005.
Iris Lee
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice is a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Pineiias
County.

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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of PinaUaa County/Friday, November 15, 1985
'Memo From
The President'
One of the major Jewish Agen-
cy programs, Youth Aliyah, is pro-
bably the least understood by the
American Jewish community.
The purpose of Youth Aliyah is
to provide facilities for the social
and cultural integration of those
children who would otherwise re-
main outside the mainstream of
Israeli society.
Youth Aliyah programs provide
a framework for the education
and general care of approximately
18,000 pupils. These pupils are
generally 12 to 18 years of age
and come from four types of
backgrounds:
(1) Youngsters who are brought
to Israel while their parents re-
main overseas.
(2) Children of new immigrant
families.
(3) Youngsters from families
not yet fully adjusted in Israel as
well as youth from economically
and socially disadvantage^
families.
(4) Youngsters requiring special
educational programs.
As a Jew, I know you believe as
I do in the value of our youth as a
resource for our future. Nowhere
in the Jewish world is this truer
than in Israel today.
It is to Israel's youth that we
look for future generations of
pioneers to bring the Galilee and
the Negev to full flower; to pro-
vide the manpower and creativity
for Israel's economic develop-
ment; to become productive par-
ticipants in the Middle East's only
democratic government. And, as
with our own children, we look to
them to provide the continuity,
guardianship and the heritage
that has sustained us across the
centuries.
Today, Youth Aliyah, the
Jewish Agency's residential pro-
Stanley Newmark
gram for troubled young people, is
helping thousands of Israel's
youth to prepare for their special
role in the future of their country
and the world Jewish community.
From kibbutzim in the coun-
tryside to counseling centers in
urban neighborhoods. Youth
Aliyah provides a sense of purpose
and direction, education, voca-
tional training and emotional sup-
port to young Jews in search of
the skills for work and a useful
life.
Most of the youth are from Pro-
ject Renewal neighborhoods,
where years of cultural,
economical and social isolation
have created a cycle of
underemployment, functional il-
literacy, poverty and despair. For
these youth. Youth Aliyah is their
single greatest hope for their
future; and ours.
Youth Aliyah is one of the pro-
grams in Israel supported by
funds allocated from our annual
United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
UJA is trying to extend these pro-
grams and services to every disad-
vantaged young person in Israel
so that they can contribute to a
stronger and more stable Jewish
homeland in the years to come.
A subsequent Memo from the
President will elaborate on Ethio-
pians and Youth Aliyah.
If you have any comments, in-
terest or desires, please contact
me at the Federation office at
446-1033.
Soviet Jewry Rally
Continued from Page 1
Jews; Joy Katzen-Guthrie, chair- refuseniks, those who
woman of the Media Subcommit-
tee of the Federation's Communi-
ty Relations Committee and Billie
Rutenberg, representing the Na-
tional Federation of Temple
Sisterhoods.
Organizers said the rally, also
being called a "To Be A
Refusenik" rally, will help show
that Soviet claims that Jews are
happy in the Soviet Union is a lie.
The truth is Soviet Jews who
wish to leave the USSR to be
repatriated with their families in
Israel are refused permission to
leave the Soviet Union. Further-
more, their requests to leave are
considered disloyalty to the Soviet
Union, and they become official
non-entities barred from holding
jobs, their children barred from
tK>l. '*'
__ stimates are that 350.000
Soviet Jews, a significant percen-
tage of the nation's two million
Jews, desire to leave the Soviet
Union. Of that number. 10,000 are
have ap-
plied to leave and been refused.
Refuseniks may wait for years
for permission to leave, if it ever
comes. Meanwhile, in many cases,
their only hope is contact with the
outside world contact that acts
as an insurance, informing the
Soviets that their existence is
known and helping to insure that
they don't simply disappear.
The coordinating committee for
the Pinellas Soviet Jewry rally is
asking for community-wide com-
mitment to attend the rally, for
the rally is for all age groups and
all religions. Organizers are hop-
ing all Pinellas Jews will attend,
plus invite as many of their non-
Jewish friends as possible so that
Pinellas can help those Soviet
citizens, Jews and non-Jews alike,
being held against their will.
Further details about the rally
and what Pinellas can do to help
will be published in future issues
of the Floridian.
Our Twin's Wishes
Continued tnm Page 1
method of
Bilirakis To Speak
On Soviet Jewry
r

U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R..
Tarpon Springs) will discuss "The
Plight of Soviet Jews and Other
Human Rights Issues" at Con-
gregation Beth Shalom, Clear-
water, next Friday (Nov. 22) at 8
p.m.
Bilirakis was among the
members of a fact-finding mission
which visited the Soviet Union
earlier this year to meet with
Refuseniks, Soviet Jews who are
beieg refused permission to
emigrate from the Soviet Union,
on the same mission in-
Othvs
riu|>
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County and chairman of the
Federation Community Relations
Committee.
Congressman Bilirakis' ap-
pearance is at the invitation of the
Congregation Beth Shalom Men's
Club. He will be guest of honor for
a question and answer period and
reception hosted by the Men's
Club following the Shabbat
services.
The synagogue is located at
1325 S. Belcher Road,
,,Ckarwatv.v.-v...
. The "wishes" listed below can
be granted by donations for the
suggested amounts for specific
needs. Plaques bearing the donor
or donor group's name will be af-
fixed to the purchased equipment
or facility in cases of contributions
of $10,000 or more.
Pledges can be made by contac-
ting the Federation office or by
calling Schwartz at home
(785-1685).
Tel Mond Wish List
Equipment for
Movement Therapy
A program for children with
physiological problems, has been
operating for three years, and
alredy 70 children between ages
three and seven have been
involved.
Through the program Project
Renewal workers diagnose
children's disabilities, prepare
programs of corrective activities
and monitor progress. Joint
parent-child activities are also
held. More equipment is needed to
keep the program going and help
the children.
WISH: $1,000 per child for six
months.
Shelter Clubs
Bomb shelters are being con-
verted to give young children a
place to meet for social and
cultural enrichment programs.
Currently the shelter clubs pro-
vide activities for 90 to 120 first to
third graders. Activities, in-
cluding social events, arts and
crafts, story time, rhythmics and
arts, are held three times a week
in the afternoon.
The wish is for more such
shelters so more children could be
served.
WISH: $10,000 per shelter. A
plaque will be affixed to the
shelter for anyone wishing to con-
tribute the entire $10,000 cost for
a single shelter.
Books
Books are needed throughout
Tel Mond in schools, libraries and
social clubs to allow people of all
ages the information and fluency
needed to assimilate into Israeli
daily life.
WISH: minimum contribution.
Fine Arts Materials
Tel Mond residents for years
have been trapped in the
centuries-old culture they brought
with them from Asia and Africa.
Through Fine Arts programs.
Project Renewal, works with all
ages from children to senior
citizens to get them involved in
daily Israeli life and the Israeli
culture.
WISH: $5,000.
Gymnasium/Sports
Equipment
Comprehensive sports pro-
grams are considered essential to
the success of Project Renewal,
since the programs spell involve-
ment for Tel Mond Jews. Con-
tributions are needed to pay for
such items as basketball and
hoops, soccer equipment and
trampolines.
WISH: $2,500.
Club for Girls
in Distress
Project Renewal exists to offer
hope for children of the im-
poverished Tel MOnd Jews. Right
now, this program operates in an
adapted shelter and is helping 15
young girls, offering them an
alternative to life on the streets.
Activities are held two to three
times a week and include such
things as sewing courses, social
activities, home economics and
arts and crafts. Special additional
activities center on lectures and
excursions to educate the girls
about the operations available for
them. Attempts have been made
to encourage the girls to serve
-'their military service and one
mainstreaming into
Israeli life. Some are currently in
the army.
WISH: $5,000.
Toys and Games
e*^,!Ve hot meals i
refreshments, instruction on
SOn/dunyg,ene' creative acfi
and help with preparing
homework. *
WISH: $2,500.

Contributions to pro
d nationwide are alsol
WonWl
ing made through
For many in the United States, Division Ketubah program.
toys and games are fun things, but
to Tel Mond Jews, locked in non-
play traditions, they're much
more. The toys and games become
the method to link parents and
children and their peers. An en-
tire program, the Etgar program,
exists to help parents learn the
modern games to play with their
children.
The toys and games are also us-
ed in therapy clinics, health clinics
and schools.
WISH: $2,500 minimum
contribution.
Tehila
Although the Tel Mond Jews
have been in Israel for years,
many still do not read and write
Hebrew. Instead they still use the
dialects from their former Asian
and African homes.
The Tehila program is designed
to teach women to read and write
so they can acquire the basic skills
and habits so to function in daily
Israeli life.
This program has proven highly
successful and has been responsi-
ble for much of Project Renewal's
success. The $2,500 contribution
will pay for one woman to enroll
for 26 weeks (two sessions).
WISH" $2,500.
Home
Funds are needed to purchase
equipment for a support center
for children from malfunctioning
families. Currently, 16 children
are attending the center five days
a week after school and returning
to their homes for the night.
While at the center, the children
A $2,500 Women's Division,
tnbution will be acknowk
with a beautiful Ketubah in
with the donor's name. In addi
to women contributors in
division, so far. many men
chosen to buy the Ketubahs
their wives and children
them with the human
programs.
ser
Tel Mond Cluster
Chairman to Speak
Mr. Jay Saphier, chairman i
the Tel Mond Cluster for I
Renewal will be speaking to"'
Board of the Jewish Federation a.
Pinellas County on Tuesday N|
19 at the Golda Meir Center'
The Tel Mond Cluster inclu
Pinellas County. Sarasou
Naples, Gainesville, Dayton
Beach, Puerto Rico and 'otl
communities which give their s
port to Tel Mond.
The goal of the Project Ren
campaign of Pinellas County (
Tel Mond is $400.00(1. This is ova
and above the regular Combii
Jewish Appeal campaign goal i
$1,450,000.
The announcement of Saphieril
appearance was made by Herd!
Schwartz, chairman of the ProjatI
Renewal Committee for tbel
Jewish Federation of Pinellasl
County. More information regir-l
ding Tel Mond and Projectl
Renewal will be published in the|
Floridian in upcoming issues.
Guidelines On Religion
Continued from Page I
is sound educa-
civilization).
Neutrality
tional policy.
SUGGESTED PRACTICES
Schools may teach about
religion and religious freedom.
The total effect of artistic and
cultural programs should be non-
religious.
Student embarrassment
should be avoided.
Religious programs may not
be held under public school
auspices.
Joint holiday observances are
equally undesirable.
Religious holidays are excused
absences.
The real effort U interpret and
implement the guidelines depends
on members of the community
who can help in the following
ways:
1. Share these guidelines
members of your synagogue
organization.
2. Inform the Federation I
ADL office specifically as |
about any bolida) programs in
think are inappropriate
3. Report to th< Federation;
AOL office any case ofcoero
harassment or denial of I
dent's right to abstain fn ticipating in any activity o ]
sidered objectionable.
Because effort- to eliminate orl
correct questionable religious pn>|
grams may involve serious com-1
inanity relations problems.!
Bowman urges that students andl
parents who feel that any par-
ticular program is improper con-
sult with the Federation or ADL
office before they take individual
action. Federation 446-1083.ADt
1-875-0750.
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Friday, November 15, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
folunteers Keep The Federation Going
Page 3
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, Jewish Federation of
Leilas County: the name sounds
TzZL To those who have
CSttS the office at 301 S.
fZr Ave.. i" Clearwater. it
,U!v Pven prompt mental images
if* large office with directors,
Vretaries and clerks.
\Zl iust ask anyone who has
' there. The Federation is
JLd in a small converted home.
Ke directors, secretaries and
lerks? There's only four paid
mployees: an executive director,
professional staff member, a
okkeeper and a secretary
ceptionist.
| go how does the Federation
^erate'
It's the volunteers. The
Help Wanted:
Office Workers
Right now there's real need for
help in the Federation office,
Levine said. "Campaign time is
always the busiest time around a
Federation, and the success of the
campaign depends a great deal on
how much we get done now."
You don't have to be a profes-
sional office worjcer, Levine says.
Some of the need is for organizing
cards and non-typing tasks.
"Anyone who has a few hours a
Federation is a volunteer
organization," Federation Ex-
ecutive Director Paul Levine says.
"The board members are
volunteers and so are the many
who serve on the committees
year-round or just step forward
when there's a special need."
"It's the volunteers that keep
the Federation going," Levine
says. "Without them some of the
money we now use to fund the
beneficiary agencies would have
to go to pay salaries. This way
that money goes to help Jews in
need."
week should give us a call. It
might be that they have always
been interested in volunteering,
but couldn't handle the ongoing
assignments involved with com-
mitte work. This way they'll have
a chance to get involved and
they'll be helping the campaign
and their fellow Jews at the same
time.
An explanation of the various
volunteer positions available ap-
peared in the last issue of the
Floridian. Anyone interested can
call the Federation (446-1033) or
mail in the coupon being
republished here.
Paul Levine
Please check below those committees which you would like to
serve on; and return to the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, 301 South Jupiter Ave, Clearwater, FL 33515.
Jewish Day School First-Graders
Receive Siddur In Celebration
| Seventeen first-graders from
Pinellas County Jewish Day
jchool formally began their
Jewish education at a Kaballat
(aSiddur (receiving the prayer
ok) Ceremony held on Oct. 29 at
. school. This energetic class
ing. danced and acted for a large
pthering of proud parents,
ndparents. friends and school
lates.
"1 am extremely proud of the
rogress made by our students.
Jus ceremony marks the beginn-
j of their normal studies at the
lewish Day School. It is
Itmarkable that these first
ders are capable of studying in
lebrew at this early date," accor-
ding to Principal Mark Silk. "I
congratulate the students on their
accomplishments, and their
Hebrew language teachers, Tova
Kedar. first grade; and Mary
Wygodski, kindergarten, for their
creativity and direction."
Mark Silk and Rabbi Jacob
Luski of Congregation B'nai
Israel in St. Petersburg presented
the students with their Siddurim.
The students were under the
direction of staff member, Tova
Kedar.
(The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a beneficiary agency
of the Combined Appeal of the
Pinellas County Jewish
Federation.)
Women's Divison
Cash Collections
Community Relations:
"_____Israeli Task Force
_____Education, Church-
State, and Interfaith
_____Government Affairs
Media
_____Jews in Oppressive Lands
_____National Government Affairs
Human Relations
Project Renewal
Annual Meeting
Speakers Bureau
Leadership Development
Communications and
"Public Relations
Endowment (T.O.P.)
Office Volunteers
Name
Home Phone
Address
Business Phone
ZIP code
Pinellas Jewish Federation's Brochure
Judged Most Outstanding
I The Council of Jewish Federa-
ons has judged the Jewish
federation of Pinellas County's
ft brochure as the most outstan-
among entries from across
United States and Canada.
Pinellas Federation will be
ented its gold award in the an-
I Public Relations Competition
I the General Assembly of Jewish
^derations being held in
|ashington. D.C., Nov. 13-17.
ellas Federation President
Newmark will accept the
itigious honor on behalf of
pse who worked so diligently on
? brochure.
wvmark and his wife. Enid;
eration past president Reva
pnt. past president Charles
ptenberg and Paul Levine, ex-
utive director of the Jewish
eration of Pinellas County.
be participating in the
[neral Assembly.
ne six-page brochure, which is
Mently being mailed to
libers of the Jewish communi-
I looks at the past as well as the
ve of Pinellas County Jewish
including the work of the
Oration, its committees and
eficiary agencies.
brochure was written
Jily by Joy Katzen -Guthrie,
chairman of the media sub-
"mittee of the Federation's
nmumty Relations Committee.
1 Silk was responsible for the
* and Harriet Stein was
"cal director for the project.
^ration staff member Jill
m> under the direction of Ex
Itove Director Levine, coor-
*d work on the brochure.
[It a obvious to anyone seeing
if,rJure that manv- """V
g of hard work went into pro-
P"8 it. Not only is it visually
PJJI. H also explains what the
f* Federation of Pinellas
v i all about and heralds
Jews in Pinellas County
me to help each other both
an Federation President Newmark
said.
"We are deeply appreciative of
all the hard work by everyone con-
nected with producing the
brochure." he said.
Judging took place in a variety
of print and audio-visual
categories with the panel of
judges comprised of 31 volunteer
and professionals from across the
country.
Sharing top honors with
Pinellas County in the category of
special brochures was Los
Angeles. The silver award was
shared by Pittsburgh. San Fran-
cisco and New Yo' The bronze
awards went to Miami. Atlanta,
Ottawa. Birmingham and Fort
Worth.
Bokor Named T.O.P.
Fund Chairman
Bruce Bokor serving as a vice
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County, also has
been named chairman of the TOP
Endowment fund for the Pinellas
County community. This an-
nouncement was made by Stanley
Newmark. president of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
The TOP Endowment Fund is
made up of the communities of
Tampa. Orlando and Pinellas
County. It manages almost $5
million in endowments, assets or
in managed foundations for the
three communities.
Serving as trustees represen_
ting the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County in addition to
Bokor are: Charles Rutenberg,
Reva Kent, Leonard Seligman
and Irwin Miller.
The TOP Jewish Foundation is munity through its pnnaniropic
the endowment and planned gift fun(j program which allows an m-
development arm of the Jewish ^^nai to endow one program or
Federation. TOP encourages in-
dividuals to endow or perpetuate
their annual Federation and other
Jewish community support
through bequests, life insurance
and special trusts, or to help build
a general endowment for special
projects. TOP also sevits to reflect
the diverse charitable interests of
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From the Rabbi's Desk
IN THE MIDEAST
A FAINT EMBER
OF MODERATION
By RABBI
KENNETH BROMBERG
"Irredentism" is an historical
term referring to any nationalist
agitation to recover territory
which, for various historical,
religious, ethnic, and geographic
reasons one regards as one's own,
but which is now ruled by others
"foreigners," "outsiders." "Hie
term itself derives from 19th Cen-
tury Italian history when Austria
held Trieste, Dalmatia, and other
territories with a majority popula-
tion of Italians. These territories
were called "Italia irredenta"
(unredeemed Italy). It was
primarily in hope of regaining
these territories that Italy
entered World War I on the side
of the Allies. Although the term is
not seen often in the public prints
in connection with the Mideast, it
is, in; fact, irredentism on both
sides (although not with equal in-
tensity) that lies at the root of the
Arab-Israel conflict.
In his stubborn, but oddly
straightforward, way, Yasir
Arafat refuses at every opportuni-
ty to accept as valid the existence
of a sovereign, independent
Jewish State in Palestine.
Palestine, all of it, including what
is indisputably Israel, is
unredeemed Arab territory.
Arafat says openly and insistently
that any territory he is able
through diplomatic means to
wrest away from Israel is accep-
table only as an "interim" solu-
tion to the Palestine problem.
That problem will be finally solv-
ed only when, through political or
military means, Israel no longer
exists its government dismantl-
ed and its Jewish population ab-
sorbed into the "secular-
democratic Palestinian-State" of
Arafat's dreams. Incidentally, the
Jewish population of Arafat's
population is limited to those
residents there before 1948. The
rest are to be "returned to the
lands of their origin." This is ir-
redentism, PLO-style. It is
Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg
codified in the 1964 National
Covenant of the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization, and while
diplomatic means to achieve these
irredentist aims are not ruled out,
neither are military nor terrorist
means.
The Israeli/Jewish side has its
irredentists as well. The most ex-
treme, of course, is Meir Kahane
whose irredentism with regard to
the West Bank and Gaza is well
known. It is, in fact, a mirror-
image of Arafat's irredentism.
But so, ideologically, are Shamir,
Sharon, Levy, Arens, and Begin
irredentists. From their quasi-
religious, Zionist-Revisionist
perspective, the West Bank and
Gaza areas, possibly the Golan as
well, are unredeemed historic
Jewish territories, and for these
reasons as well as for reasons of
security, they must not fall into
Arab hands in any permanent,
sovereign sense.
The essential difference bet-
ween the Israeli irredentists and
the Arab irredentists is that the
former, including Kahane who
chafes at it, are members of a
responsible government and must
seek to persuade within the con-
straints of a democratic system
whereas Arafat and his cohorts
are basically lawless, as interna-
tional terrorists are.
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The tragedy of Mideast politics
is that strength, determination,
decisiveness, effective action
seem always to emanate from the
extremists, the hardliners, the ir-
redentists, whereas an impression
of softness, hesitation and ineffec-
tualness seems to attach to the
moderates. Of course, moderation
on the question of Israel can be
dangerous to ypur health in the
Arab camp "where assassination
has long been a recognized instru-
ment of political action. In Israel,
on the other side, continuing
disappointment and frustration at
the paralyzing grip on Arab policy
of irredentism-cum-terrorism and
war has produced since 1977 a
turn to the political right where
one finds degrees of Israeli
irredentism.
The key to breaking the political
gridlock in the Mideast is the
strengthening and encourage-
ment of the moderate elements on
both sides. There are faint just
faint indications that this is now
becoming possible. Regrettable as
it is to have to couch my language
in the lingering death of a thou-
sand qualifications, it appears
that the moderate King Hussein,
backed by his moderate confrere
Hosni Mubarak, is gaining
leverage over Arafat and putting
on him as much pressure as he
can, once and for all, clearly and
unequivocally, to abjure his
unremitting irredentism. to aban-
don terrorism as an instrument of
policy, and to enter into negotia-
tions with Israel on a basis other
than a settlement seen only as an
interim arrangement on the way
to the dissolution of Israel.
In Israel. Shimon Peres is prov-
ing to be a personally popular
Prime Minister and, on the
Palestine issue, as forthcoming as
any previous prime minister,
showing early compromise on pro-
cedural matters at least. Will the
government stand until Yitzhak
Shamir becomes Prime Minister
: m November. 1986? How far will
Shamir be able to go in "undoing"
the foreign policy work of Peres?
If new elections are held before
November. 1986, will the more
moderate Peres receive support
from the electorate sufficient to
govern and to negotiate with
minimal coalition weakness or
will the electorate further
I* strengthen the right wing with
s Sharon, perhaps, as Prime
s Minister? Many questions. No
s clear answers.
In the end, no irredentist claims
5 are going to be satisfied. The
Arabs will have to settle for
peaceful coexistence with Israel.
S The Israelis will have to settle for
s territorial compromise and some
g formula that will satisfy Israel's
legitimate security needs as well
as Palestinian nationalist aspira-
s tions. In a peaceful, non-volatile,
atmosphere, these arrangements
are do-able. That faint ember of
moderation we perceive in the
Mideast must not be allowed to
turn cold and die. It must be en-
couraged and fanned into a flame
that will, at long last, shed light
and warmth and not destructive
conflagration.
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By JUDY LUDIN
Sonya and Irwin Miller and
Dorothy and Maurice Goldblatt
will be the honored recipients of
the David Ben Gurion Award by
State of Israel Bonds at a
Testimonial Banquet on Thursday
evening, Nov. 21, at the
Tradewinds Resort, St.
Petersburg Beach.
Ambassador Matityahu Adler, a
distinguished and skilled
diplomat, will be the guest
speaker. Having represented
Israel in many posts around the
world, Ambassador Adler cur-
rently is Vice-President of Bar-
Ilan University in Ramat Gan.
A cocktail reception will begin
at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30
p.m. Couvert is $25 per person.
Marion Joseph is serving as reser-
vation chairwoman for the dinner.
Sonya and Irwin Miller
Anyone who is involved in the
Jewish community in the Tampa
Bay area has, no doubt, been for-
tunate enough to come in contact
with Sonya and Irwin Miller. Both
are heavily involved in the Jewish
community and to say that their
work has made an impact is a
gross understatement.
Sonya and Irwin attribute their
strong obligation to the Jewish
community to their parents.
"Both of our parents were very in-
fluential in the founding of the
original Jewish community in this
area," said Sonya. "They instilled
a feeling in us that every Jew has
a responsibility to their heritage."
Sonya and Irwin grew up in St.
Petersburg. Sonya went to St.
Petersburg Junior College and Ir-
win studied at Cornell. Irwin then
served time in the Navy and when
he came home in 1946. his mother
"fixed him up" with Sonya..The
Millers w^re-married in 1948:
Irwin"s father, Jacob, owned
and operated the first American-
plan resort catering to Jews,
which opened up in 1941 on St.
Petersburg Beach. The "Rellim
Hotel" (Miller spelled backwards)
was a landmark to the Jewish
community in the area as a winter
resort until it was sold 40 years
later. At the time the hotel opened
Jews were restricted from most
hotels, so to establish a Jewish
resort on the beach was quite an
accomplishment. For Sonya and
Irwin. the hotel was a full-time job
for many years.
Throughout their adult lives,
the Millers have been very involv-
ed in the Jewish community.
Ever since visiting Israel, the
Millers have felt a strong need to
support the Jewish homeland.
"By investing in Israel bonds, we
feel that we are really investing in
the state of Israel. This is our way
of supporting Israel," said Irwin.
The Millers' ultimate hope is that
the money they are contributing
will lead to peace in the area.
Of course, the Millers' involve-
ment doesn't stop here. They are
both involved in the Federation
because they feel that it creates
the ability to provide Jewish ser-
, vices to area residents, in addition
| to providing funds to support
Israel.
Irwin is proud to say that I
one of the founders of the J
home for the aged, Me
Manor. "In this area, I felt t
was very important to L
quality place for elderly Je
people to go," Irwin said.
result, he has been instrun
in raising much of the funding!
the facility.
The Millers have gained a I
personal satisfaction from
involvement. "We have
many close friends through,
work. Doing something goo
others makes us feel good i
ourselves," Sonya said. "I
things to help other Jews is i
of life for us."
The Millers have three i
Jan Sher who lives in!
Howard who is an attorwjL
California and Jay who reads!
Washington, DC. They areI
the proud grandparents
Jessica, Stacy and Rachel.
Maury and Dotty
Goldblatt
Ask anyone who knows I
and Dotty Goldblatt and i..
tell you they are "people' i
make things happen."
The Goldblatts moved to
Petersburg in 1955 and
mediately took on leadershij
tions in the Jewish commu
Maury and Dotty were fou
members of Congregation
Israel in St. Petersburg. Ms
served as the chairman oft
building campaign that
$275,000. He also served as pn
dent of the Congregation and I
been a board memlier since I
A close frien'i said of
"he is one of the mainstays I
Congregation B'nai Israel." Ink
"spare" time. Maury helped (
develop the Hebrew Day School^
Pinellas County ami is a fo
of Menorah Manor
Even though Dotty wasbusyk
inging up four daughters. Jajl
Fran. Karen ami Kileen (Fa
now lives in Israel with her I
band and two .uutfhtersl.
close friends say she has "al*
been committed and very invo
in the Jewish community-"
Dotty has also devoted a lotl
time to Congregation B'nai lsnr
serving as a Itoard member'
Sisterhood for 25 years and i
as past president She is past I
raising vice-president J
Hadassah and a Life Member.r
addition. Dotty was a co-chain*
of Israel Bonds, a member
ORT. a volunteer at Met
Manor and a member of Teen
Maury and Dotty are so
that they have little time to i
down and talk about them*"*
But, in talking with many p|
who know the Goldblatts tteJJ
said the same thing thisJir
community is much better
because of Maury and IWJ|
"They are alwajfl willing wr-
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Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Clearwater. Flonda 33575
(813)736-1494
(The Kent Jewish Community
Center is a beneficiary of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County.)
Friday. November 15, 198,r>/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
CUB SCOUT TROOP
IUJ FORMING
Kent Jewish Community
-gr announces a meeting for
ILuts on Thursday, Nov. 21
VI at their new Center on
yVirginia Street, Clearwater.
I boys 8-10 or in the third
who are interested in
u^ng a member of this new
, are invited to attend.
further details, contact
, Perkins at 736-1494.
[ME AND MY DADDY
PROGRAM
Lit Jewish Community
Lr annonces this program
Ljjiiy for Dads and their
children ages 3-5. Fun time plann-
ed with stories, songs, games, arts
and crafts, and special
refreshment!
Activities will be held on Sun-
day, Nov. 17 at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the Center. Bring a favorite
book or toy to share with new
friends.
Fee is $3 member; $4 non-
member; $1.50 each additional
child. Advance registration is
necessary. Please call Caryn
Perkins at 736-1494.
KJCC TO OFFER
NEW YEAR'S EVE
BABYSITTING
The Kent Jewish Community
It's Jewish Book Month Come
[heck Out A Book At Golda Meir
Lsh Book Month is Nov. 7 to
;. Celebrate the 60th an-
j of the event by reading
jish book or giving a Jewish
[to someone special.
l Golda Meir Center Library
l Urge collection of books of
content fiction and
Bction. Stop by the library
j weekday from 10 a.m. to 2
land see for yourself. One of
the friendly librarians can neip
you find a book with your special
interest in mind.
If you'd like information concer-
ning a particular book, please call
461-0222.
In the 11th century Hai Gaon
said, "To three possessions thou
shouldst look Acquire a field, a
friend, a book," It's still true in
1985.
Renter is offering a babysit-
ting/overnight on New Year's Eve
for children Kindergarten
through 5th Grade at the Kent
Jewish Community Center, 1955
Virginia St., Clearwater.
The program is offered as a ser-
vice to the community because of
the difficulty in obtaining babysit-
ting services for New Year's Eve.
The evening begins at 8 p.m. and
will include exciting programs for
children. Snacks and breakfast
will be served and pick-up is at 10
a.m. New Year's Day.
The program will give children
an opportunity to spend New
Year's Eve with children their
own age and allow parents to
spend a care-free evening.
Fee for the overnight is $20 for
the first child, and $10 for each
additional child in the same
family.
Please call the Kent Jewish
Community Center at 736-1494 to
register and for further
information.
CHANUKAH
FAMILY PROGRAM
The Kent Jewish Community
Center is planning a Chanukah
Family Festival on Sunday, Dec. 8
from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the KJCC.
The program will include
Dreidel making and Latke
workshops for children and
adults. In addition, a song and
candlelighting ceremony will be
held. Latkes and other
refreshments will be served.

c i9BeetncComoe/*e.lnc
Books Our Most
Prized Possession
Bv RABBI
IART L. BERMAN
I centuries, the Jewish peo-
Jrebeen known as the "Peo-
Ithe Book." Of course, the
Vferred to here is the Bible
designation has broader
ktions as well.
[Jewish person has always
his riches in terms of
land the wisdom contained
>. The Bible, the Talmud,
dur and many of her books
fcrpreted and reinterpreted
the bulwark of Jewish
pr thousands of years.
I studied their books, they
not just adornment in so-
l's home. Jews treasured
oks. carrying them from
(y to country in their trek
i history. Jews were some
first to print books and
: the earliest customers to
em.
wledge was the key to
and success. The scholar
spected and his or her
st joy was being able to
[and inspire others in the
\ of wisdom.
| the Jew knew that no mat-
at happened to him or the
f, the ideas and wisdom of
fitten word, of the book,
|live on even long after the
ent or paper had worn
the Roman persecu-
te sage, Rabbi Hananya
leradon, was arrested for
pgTorah. He was subjected
"ible death by fire being
din the very Torah scroll
Fbich he had taught. As he
lowly dying, his students
Iwhat he saw. His reply: I
parchment burning, but
ords fly forth to heaven!
^>e destruction of the
book cannot destroy its
[he knowledge that it
is.
ember. Fahrenheit 451 by
I Bradbury'.' Books were
Jed and destroyed, but some
[e remained who had
""ed the words to pass the
^ along to another
Mho,
love of books runs deep
Admission to the program is
$1.50 per person if registered by
Dec. 2 or $2 per person after Dec.
2.
Registration can be made by
calling 736-1494 or by mailing a
check payable to the Kent JCC,
1955 Virginia St., Clearwater, FL
33575.
CABARET NIGHT
PLANNED BY
YOUNG COUPLES GROUP
The Gareen Group of the Kent
Jewish Community Center is plan-
ing a young couple's "Cabaret
Night" for Saturday, Dec. 14,
8:30 p.m. at the KJCC, 1955
Virginia St., Clearwater.
The evening will include a wine
and cheese party, entertainment
and gourmet desserts, and will
provide the young couples to meet
in a warm, comfortable
atmosphere.
Admission to the program is $20
per couple. To register and for
further information, please call
Sharon Rophie at 785-5045 or
Jackee Meddin at 726-0007.
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within the soul of every Jewish
person and today, it goes far
beyond sacred books to include
literature, history and books of all
kinds. And this love of books in-
spires the annual celebration of
Jewish Book Month, which we are
now observing.
Though this is but a one-month
celebration, it reminds us of our
everlasting commitment as Jews
to learing. to reading, to the pur-
suit of knowledge and truth and to
the stimulation of our intellect
through the many books of our
tradition and our people.
In conclusion, we read in Andre
Schwartzbart's "Last of he
Just," a moving novel of tnt
Jewish martyrology. the following
words:
'For a thousand years our
enemie? have been trying to Mil
us. every day. And we have been
trying to live every day. An-
every day. we ngit
somehow. Do you know why.
Because we never gave up our
books, never, never, never.
November, 1966iiJewish!Book
Month here in PineHsa < ounty.
i us all get to know Jew sn
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Congregations, Organizations Events
TEMPLE
AHA VAT SHALOM
Presents Musical Program
Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575
Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, will
present a program entitled "Of
Israel We Sing" (a history of
modern Israel through song) with
Cantor Arthur Asher, Saturday,
Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Admission is $3.
Refreshments will be served
following the program. For reser-
vations and information call
785-8811.
TAMPA BAY
JEWISH SINGLES
To Host Oneg Shabbat
On Friday, Dec. 6, attend ser-
vices at the Temple of your choice
then join the Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles for an Oneg Shabbat at
Debbie Zimbler's in St. Pete.
There will be lots of Sabbath
treats available to tickle your
taste buds! The company will be
great. Don't miss this lovely even-
ing of casual mixing and mingling.
For more information and direc-
tions call Debbie at 347-3236
(Pinellas), Sandy at 797-3536
(Pinellas) or Cathy at 969-3441
(Hillsborough).
RAMAH SHABBATON
Planned
In St. Petersburg
Camp Raman in New England
is presenting a Raman Shabbaton
for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders
througout the West Coast of
Florida.
Mark Goodfriend, the youth
director of both Congregation
B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg and
Congregation Beth Shalom,
Clearwater, is encourging all 4th
through 6th graders in the area to
take advantage of a truly unique
experience, the first program of
its kind in the area.
The Shabbaton begins on Fri-
day, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m., and will
conclude on Saturday, Dec. 7, at
8:30 p.m. and will be held at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg.
This will be a time to make new
friends, experience true Shabbat
joy, discover what is so special
about Camp Raman and to have
good time! The fee is $25 and the
theme is "Jewish Heroism: A Pre
Chanukkah Celebration."
For further information call
Mark Goodfriend or Rabbi Jacob
Luski at Congregation B'nai
Israel, 381-4900, or any of the
other participating congregations
of the West Coast of Florida:
Temple Beth El, Bradenton; Con-
gregation Beth Shalom, Clear-
water; Temple Emanuel,
Lakeland; Temple Beth Sholom,
Saras*)ta; Congregation Kol Ami,
Tampa; and Congregation Rodeph
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their traditional gift wrapping
project in front of Service Mer-
chandising (formerly Wilsons),
66th St., St. Petersburg from Dec.
2-24.
What the chapter offers is a pick
up and delivery service to small
businesses or individuals who
have numerous gifts requiring
wrapping and neither the time nor
desire to do it themselves. Gift
items will be picked up, wrapped
at a chapter member's home, and
then returned to the individual or
business for the same charge per
item as posted at Service
Merchandising.
Proceeds from this project
the chapter's largest fundraiser of
the year go directly toward
ORT's MOT (Maintenance ORT
Training) program.
Anyone wishing the personaliz-
ed gift wrapping service, please
contact Linda Goldfarb at
398-4544 or Sandy Levitt at
398-1766.
The community also is invited to
stop by Service Merchandising
from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily to
have their gifts wrapped. (Mer-
chandise from any store can be
wrapped wrapping is not
limited to Service Merchandis-
ing purchases.)
Remember, Hanukkah is just
around the corner Dec. 7!
LOCAL WOMEN
To Attend
NCJW Conference
Judy Elkin and Marlynn Lit-
tauer will be representing the
Suncoast Section of the National
Council of Jewish Women at the
NCJW-sponsored biennial con-
ference, known as the Joint Pro-
gram Institute.
Close to 700 NCJW members
from across the nation are ex-
pected to attend the four-day ad-
vocacy training session Nov.
18-21 in Washington, D.C.
The participants will be joined
by legislators, governmental ex-
perts and other dignitaries who
will take part in panels examining
such issues as apartheid, the role
of the federal judiciary and
juvenile justice.
The NCJW representatives will
put their advocacy into action dur-
ing a silent vigil on behalf of
Soviet Jewry, planned Nov. 19 in
front of the Soviet Embassy in
Washington.
BLOOD DRIVE NOV. 17
Al Levy of the B'nai B'rith
Blood Bank says, "Your life is im-
portant to us all. If there is a need
for us. please call."
However, he says, "If your life
has been good to you. give a unit
of life-giving blood to the B'nai
B'rith Blood Bank while you are
capable of giving and not
receiving."
Records are kept of donations
for future needs.
A blood drive is planned Nov. 17
at the Jewish Community Center
in St. Petersburg. If you miss
that, you can go to the nearest
Community Blood Bank, and give
in the name of B'nai B'rith Blood
Bank of St. Petersburg.
For more information about the
blood bank, call Al Levy at
345-7905.
HADASSAH GROUPS
To Host
National Board Member
Hadassah National Board
Member Bonnie Lipton of Pitt-
sfield, Mass., will be speaking to
several Hadassah chapters during
a December trip to the Suncoast.
Mrs. Lipton is currently the Na-
tional Membership Outreach
chairman and a member of the Na-
tional Major Gifts Task Force. She
has previously served as the presi-
dent of the Western New England
Region and in various other
regional posts.
Mrs. Lipton also served four
years on the United Jewish Ap-
peal's National Young Women's
4P
Leadership Cabinet; and in. 1980
was the recipient of a Young
Leadership Award at the Council
of Jewish Federations General
Assembly.
Mrs. Lipton will speak to the
following Chapters and Groups in
the Tampa Bay Area:
Monday evening, Dec. 2
Lylah Group of North Pinellas.
Contact Randi Kraus, 726-1445.
Tuesday morning, Dec. 3
Meeting of West Coast Council
Hadassah Chapters. Contact Lisl
Schick, 531-3630.
Wednesday noon, Dec. 4
Clearwater Chapter, Annual
Presidents' Luncheon. Contact
Shirley Fischer. 392-8715.
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National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section I
most provocative discussion Oct. 24 on the subject of "Abor
Your Choice but for How Long?" The program held |
Feather Sound Holiday Inn included a screening of the conn
sial anti-abortion film "Silent Scream" and a response froml
ned Parenthood. Dr. Richard Hodes. a former legislator
Hillsborough County, led the stimulating discussion after
While antique hunting, Joan Benjamin and Gina Bragiir
a great find. They discovered stained glass windows made in
many almost 100 years ago. The windows had hung in a I
Ind. synagogue at one time and were being stored in a Clean
garage. The women notified Toni Rinde who worked manyi
ths on the project. Finally, through the generosity of Mi
Sternlieb, the magnificient, historic windows were hungj'
pie B'nai Israel for all to enjoy. One of the panes hasi,
enclosing the Star of David, which represents God and man I
ed together lovely symbolism.
Mazel Tov to Linda and Ted Sharp on the birth of their i
Willliam. Proud grandparents are Helen Schnimu and I
Harvey Sharps. The little fellow is third generation, born i
Tampa Bay area. Also born here were his mom and grai
Helen Schulman who has a real "schmatah" store in Tamptl
the uninitiated, that is "rag" store.
After many years of snowbirding, Carol and Dave Seiky I
made the move from Milwaukee and now permanent residenttj
the Suncoast living in St. Petersburg.
Newlyweds. the former Leah Zoz, who moved here front
umbus, Ohio, and Al Goldman, previously of Massachusetts,t
back home from their honeymoon to the Netherlands.
Button, button who's got the button? Dunno. We've got I
ton former button manufacturer Leon Young and wife, 1
from St. Louis are now gracing our shores. He's a great |
pong and shuffleboard player and she has the sweetest wr
the South.
Being a single mother and raising two children alone is i
enough, but Ruth Waldman's daughter. Wendy, just got r;
with no outside help and is now working on her master sc
More power to her perseverance.
Call or write me with news of social events.
other interesting goings on.
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)tnunity Calendar
^cn . M^jonal Women's Committee, exercise class
. rjesdline for Nov. 29 edition.
] Westwind Chapter, general meeting. Sonya Tatkows
f,<34 Edgewater Dr., Apt. 542, Edgewater Arms,
I 733-9033) Program: "How to be a good mother-in-law
Vi (rrandma" plus a video showing. Speaker: Iris Lee,
[county Jewish Family Service.
North PineUas Chapter, regular meeting, Temple
SJuJom. noon. Guest speaker: Rabbi Jan Bresky.
I Meir Friendship Club, video, Golda Meir Center, 5 p.m.
Manor Volunteer Guild, Menorah Manor Dining
l.jO p m Elaine Dermody, executive director of Morton
kosDital Gerontology Center, to speak on "Communica-
Cfthe Elderly." Call to confirm attendance. 345-2775,
jaj. No*. 19
St Petersburg Afternoon Chapter, South Pasadena
| building. 12:30 p.m. Slide show by Rick Rutan of the
j Independent."
L B'naj Israel Brotherhood general meeting. Temple
el APR, 8 p.m.
i War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, membership tea.
, Federation of Pinellas County, board meeting. Golda
nter. 7:80 p.m.
, ation Beth Shalom Sisterhood meeting. 1325 S.
Jciearwater. noon. Bob Wilmoth of Soenen-Wilmoth
jers. Countryside, will discuss books of Jewish interest
r of Jewish Book Month; annual Torah Fund kickoff, a
and a short film on the seminary and its needs
Friday, November 15, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Woman of the Year will be named.
Wednesday. Not 20
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Thursday. Nov. 21
Kent Jewish Community Center, board meeting.
JtoDmCam^ Israel Bond Dinner, Tradewinds restaruant,
tlfS^ Be^h; 6:30 P"m (D^ Ben-Gurion Award reci^
Elam T In"u MU'er and Dorothv "* Mauriee
Ooldblatt). Manon Joseph, reservations chairwoman.
rpE^.^)KUnClur0f Je^.8h Women Suncoast Sec""", book
akor*?sJ2Ser^?m5n uby LiM AIther Psyc"ologist Dr. Lili
rantt-Snttfa will lead the review. Place: Sandy Moss' home,
9039 BaywoodIP** Dnye. Seminole, 7:30 p.m. ReservaUons:
bandy Moss, 393-9160, Mary Gall. 384-0172
K2U5d"AdU,t Education class- ToP'c: "An introduction to
Friday, Nov. 22
Shabbat candlelighting, 5:18 p.m.
Golda Meir Center Shabbat dinner (turkey, salad, cranberry
sauce, sweet potatoes, gravy, stuffing, challah. coffee, wine, ap-
ple and pumpkin pie), call Harry Schwartz at the Center for
reservations. Cost $10. Transportation will be provided.
Saturday. Nov. 23
Hadassah. dance at Coliseum Ballroom. St. Petersburg, $10
per ticket ($4 donor credit). Band: the 18-piece New Yorkers.
Sunday. Nov. 24
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary, Bay Pines Hospital visit. 1
p.m.
An afternoon of Jewish Music, sponsored by the Charles and
Isadora Family Foundation and the Glezele Tey. Golda Meir
Center. 2 p.m. Oded Salpeter of WMNF's Jewish Hour will
emcee. Cost. $1. Proceeds to WMNF.
Monday. Nov. 25
Golda Meir Friendship Club, games (prizes and
refreshments), Golda Meir Center.
ORT, Westwind Chapter, general meeting and board meeting,
noon.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Jewish War Veterans, Paul Surenky Post 409, board meeting.
Federation, synagogue presidents and rabbis meeting,
Golda Meir Center. 7:30 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women, Clearwater Chapter, Golda Meir Center,
a fun evening of Jewish Trivia," 7:30 p.m. Information: call
797-7772 or 784-5504.
Chabad Woman of Valor club (for women only). Topic: Part
one of two-part Chassidic discourse on Chanukah.
Wednesday. Nov. 27
Hadassah, Aliyah Group, board meeting.
National Council of Jewish Women, St. Petersburg section,
regular meeting, Jewish Community Center, 8167 Elbow Lane,
St. Petersburg, noon. Topic: Jewish Book Month with Jewish
books to be discussed by Louise Ressler. Bring a brown bag
lunch. Refreshments served.
Chabad Adult Education class. Topic: "A Jewish
Thanksgiving."
Friday. Nov. 29
Shabbat candlelighting: 5:17 p.m.
Floridian deadline for Dec. 13.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In submitting items for the community
calendar, please include the full name of the organization, the
date, time and place of the meeting, list the program or speaker
and cost, if any.
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
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1D0W WIDOWER'S
MUSTMENT COURSE
^idow/widower's adjustment
will be offered by the
i Community Center, begin-
[uesday. Dec. 3. from 1-2:30
proup leader will be Iris Lee,
clinical social worker,
s director of counseling and
for Gulf Coast Jewish
I Services.
ourse will be available each
ly for eight weeks to all
krs of the community. Pre-
htion before Nov. 26 is $5
[course. Registration at the
In Dec. 3 will be $8.
citation is available on a
Ibasis for a nominal fee to
io live in the immediate
inner information please
Itv Bohan at 344-5795.
RETIREMENT PLANNING
SEMINAR
A retirement planning seminar
will be offered by Dean Witter
Reynolds Inc. at the JCC on
Wednesday. Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. The
program topics will include per-
sonal goal setting, evaluation of
investment alternatives, and
retirement planning in general.
There also will be a question and
answer period.
This forum will be free without
any obligation on the part of those
attending. Refreshments will be
served. For further information,
call Betty Bohan at 344-5795.
SPECIAL BOWLING
FUND-RAISER
A special fund-raising event will
be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the
Sunshine Bowling Lanes. 6900
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
MONICA SCHAFFER
Monica Schaffer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schaffer will
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday. Nov. 16 at
Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
Monica is a student in the Temple
Beth-El religious school and is an
eighth-grader at Azalea Middle
School. Monica enjoys jazz, ballet,
tap and acting.
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The Schaffers will host a recep-
tion on Nov. 16 at Temple Beth-
El. Special guests will include
grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Green and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Schaffer from Miami; great-
grandmother Esther Schaffer
from Miami, and brother Joel.
BRETT BLUMENCRANZ
Brett Michael Blumencranz,
son of Dr. and Mrs. Peter W.
Blumencranz was called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Satur-
day. Nov. 9 at Temple B'nai Israel
in Clearwater.
The celebrant is a student in the
Temple B'nai Israel religious
school and is active in the Junior
Youth Group. He attends Cot-
tingham School. Brett enjoys soc-
cer and tennis.
Dr. and Mrs. Blumencranz
hosted a reception on Nov. 9 at
Temple B'nai Israel. Special
guests included grandmother
Beatrice Garfes of Charlotte,
N C and aunts and uncles Bar-
bara and Mel Stein of New York.
Charlotte and Roger Blumencranz
of New York and Karen and Jim
Vetrone of Charlotte, N.C.
34th St. N., St. Petersburg.
Chairwoman Susie Berman is
pleased to announce that many
people have already signed up tor
this bowling event. A full kosher
brunch will be catered by Jo-El's
Specialty Foods.
All participants will have an op-
portunity to bowl three games.
There also will be entertainment
for children and adults plus door
prizes and free video games.
Tickets for this event are available
at the JCC office for a donation of
$50 per person or $500 for
businesses or organizations. For
additional information, contact
Susie Berman or Free Margolis at
344-5795.
JCC CHANUKAH PARTY
lb cooperation with the Jewish
War Veterans, and B'nai B'rith,
the JCC will hold its annual com-
munity Chanukah Party on Sun-
day, Dec. 15, from 1-3 p.m. This
event will be open to the public
Monica Schaffer
and admission is tree.
There will be a candlelight ser-
vice, plus entertainment and
music for all. Traditional
refreshments will be served, and
there will be games and prizes for
children of all ages.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP
CLUB NEWS
The Senior Friendship Club will
celebrate all November birthdays
and anniversaries on Nov. 21.
Come and celebrate with us!!!
NEW YEAR'S DAY
CELEBRATION
Reservations are now being ac-
cepted for the New Year's Day
party, on Wednesday, Jan. 1. A
full course, sit-down, catered,
kosher dinner will be served.
There will be a live band. Set-ups
will be provided (BYOB). The fun
begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will
be served at 6 p.m. Member fee
$12, non-member $13.
For more information please
call Irving Silverman at 821-6483.
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