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Miami, Fla
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December 27, 1985

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* Jewish Floridian
Of Pinellas County
[Volume
h Number 26
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, December 27, 1
985
''OSAocfWf
Price 35 Cents
Campaign '86 Kickoff
Project Renewal Campaign
See Related Project Story. .Page 4
More Major Gifts Pictures. Page 8
11V' 1986 Combined Jewish Ap-
bJ Campaign is officially under
v. along with Pinellas' Project
Mini campaign to help its twin
Immunity. Tel Mond. Israel.
| The campaigns, which run con-
tently but are separate, were
off at the Federation's Ma-
br (lifts Dinner at the Wine
lellar Dec. 15.
he dinner was highlighted by
luest speaker, U.S. Sen. Frank
autenberg. D-New Jersey, who
_5 epitomized as an example of a
Iwish-American success story.
lUutenberg's appearance as
est speaker symbolized what
nencan Jews can achieve in-
riduallv and what can be ac-
^mplished when Jews work
ether.
Marilyn Levine, co-chairman with husband Morrie of the Blue
and White Ball, greets Sen. Lautenberg.
... When Your Phone Line
Becomes o Lifeline
Volunteers Sought For
Super Sunday '86
lima R-ithman recites the
diwh at the Major Gifts
nner
For example, Lautenberg was
born in Paterson, N.J.. of im-
migrant parents. His father died
of cancer while he was still a teen-
ager, but Lautenberg went on to
attend Columbia University under
the G.I. Bill and graduate with a
degree in economics.
Over 30 years ago he co-founded
the Automatic Data Processing
computer services company
(ADP), that is now the world's
largest computer services com-
pany. The firm now employs over
17,000 people and has annual
revenues of over $1 billion.
While at ADP, Lautenberg was
involved in many activities in-
cluding serving as commissioner
of the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey and as a
Sylvan Orloff Joins
Campaign Team
Sylvan Orloff has been ap-
nted to serve as the Agency
"son chairman for the 1986
Umbined Jewish Appeal
mpaign.
ne announcement was made by
npaign coordinators Reva
I"1- Stanley Newmark and
""les Rutenberg.
tThis is one of the most impor-
rl positions in our campaign and
HW delighted that that Sylvan
n has accepted this post," the
"Paign coordinators said in a
pl statement.
Woff. a pagt preset 0f the
"w Federation of Pinellas
nty. served earlier this year as
/man u^ the very successful
lntlon ^oses campaign.
i. who actually visited
r [ the Israeli resettlement
PPs where the Ethiopian Jews
|- vividly told the story of those
wpian Jews in an article which
er*J m the Floridian.
hffAgei!Uy Liaison chairman,
V" will work with the local
iciary agencies, stressing
Importance of the campaign to
member of the Advisory Council
of Columbia University's School
of Business. But he also found
time to be a committed-active Jew
serving, among other things, as
general chairman, of the National
United Jewish Appeal, president
of the American Friends of
Hebrew University, a member of
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Council and a member of the In-
ternational Board. Yad Vashem,
Jerusalem.
He was elected to the Senate in
1983 and left ADP.
Lautenberg spoke of being a
.lew in the Senate and stressed
continued commitment from all
Jews regardless of where they are
or their profession.
Campaign '86
Federation President Stan
Newmark gave the welcome at
the Major Gifts Dinner.
"We come together as concern-
ed Jews to do something very
special. Tonight we are going to
tell our fellow Jews the hun-
dreds of thousands who could not
be with us, but whom we touch,
how much we really care."
"Think of how fortunate we are
to be here and have the opportuni-
ty of sharing our good fortune
Continued on Page 2
"Super Sunday is one of
Federation/UJA's most exciting
annual fundraising campaigns,"
says Jean Malkin, co-chairman of
Super Sunday '86. It is a national
telethon where tens of thousands
of Jews throughout the country
make calls to fellow Jews, talking
to them about our commitment to
Jewish enrichment and in some
cases, Jewish survival. The
telethon is an event where
volunteers across the nation will
contact more people and raise
more money on a single day than
ever before.
Last year, more than 39,000
volunteers in 146 U.S. com-
munities raised about $38 million
for humanitarian programs for
Jews in their local communities,
for the Jews of Israel as well as
for Jews throughout the world.
"In Pinellas County we hd more
than 250 volunteers join the Super
Sunday team," says Julius
Malkin, co-chairman, "and
together we raised over $59,000."
This year Super Sunday will be
held on Sunday, Feb. 2. The
number of Jews to be contacted in
Pinellas County is so great that
we will be operating out of two
facilities on that day, namely the
JCC on Elbow Lane in St.
Petersburg, and at Superior
Surgical Manufacturing Company
on Seminole Boulevard in
Seminole. Both facilities will
engage in the same Super Sunday
operations, each having four two-
and-a-half-hour time shifts begin-
ning at 9:30. 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30.
"All types of volunteers are
needed on Super Sunday" says
Myma and Mel Fergenbaum,
associate chaircouple for Super
Sunday '86. "We need people to
staff the phones, record pledges
and get mailings out. and people
to keep our spirits bright
throughout the day.''
Refreshments will be provided for
all the volunteers.
Everyone'1; participation is
needed for this worthwhile under-
taking. Your time will be well
spent. The calls you make may
help determine the quality of
Jewish life now and for future
generations.
To volunteer for Super Sunday,
fill out the coupon, and send it to:
"Super Sunday," The Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County,
301 South Jupiter Avenue, Clear-
water, Fl. 33515.
See Coupon, Page. .4
Rabbi Fights Discrimination
Sylvan Orloff
the agencies and the need lor
their board members to be active-
ly involved in the campaign itselt.
" Orloff and his wife. Jean, live in
Clearwater and are members ol
Congregation Beth Shalom
By JUDY D. LUDIN
Rabbi Stuart L. Berman never
thought his religion would get in
the way when he applied to be the
chaplain at a new state prison in
Miami.
"I was qualified for the job.'
Berman said. "Anti-Semitism
never crossed my mind not n
1985. Why should they bar Jews.'
Berman. now rabbi at Con-
gregation Beth Chai in Seminole.
n^evengot-farasMin^
vu.w for the chaplain s job at the
new South Florida Reception
"enter in Miami Now. Berman
has filed :ireliffus discrimination
Continued on Page 8
Rabbi Stuart L. Berman



Fage 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday. December 27, 1985
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Rutenberg Reelected Treasurer
Of College Board
Charles Rutenberg has been re-
elected treasurer of the Board of
Governors of Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion for 1986.
Rutenberg, who is serving this
year with Reva Kent and Stan
Newmark as campaign coor-
dinators for the Pinellas County
Comblined Jewsih Appeal, holds
numerous positions with civic,
religious and educational
institutions.
A real estate developer and
bank executive, Rutenberg has
been a member of the Board of
Governors of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute since
1977. The college trains rabbis,
cantor, scholars, religious school
educators and communal workers
at its campuses in Cincinnati, New
York, Los Angeles and Jerusalem.
On the national level,
Rutenberg has also held key posts
with American Friends of Haifa
University, Council of Jewish
Federations and the United
Jewish Appeal.
Locally, his philanthropic affilia-
tions include past president of the
Jewish Federation, past officer
and director of Temple B'nai
Israel in Clearwater, founding
Charles Rutenber%
president of TOP Foundation, as
well as positions on the boards and
councils of the Golda Meir Center,
Morton Plant Hospital, University
of South Florida, the Florida Gulf
Coast Symphony and PACT (Per-
fromin Arts Center and Theater).
Rutenberg and his wife,
Isadora, have four children.
Jewish Day School officers (left to right) Jay Kauffman, Alan
Schwartz, Reva Pearlstein (co-President), Lois Pardoll (co-
President), and Bruce Lynn discuss several northern site alter-
natives for the growing school.
Jewish Day School
Is Northward Bound
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is actively seeking to
relocate its growing school fur-
ther north to better serve the en-
tire Pinellas County Jewish
population.
"The Board of Directors is ex-
cited about several prospective
locations for the school. We eager-
ly anticipate our doors opening at
an expanded facility further
north," said Lois Pardoll, co-
president of the Jewish Day
School. "While no firm decision
has yet been made, we hope to be
in our new building by August
1987."
The school currently serves
families from Palm Harbor in the
north to Sarasota in the south.
Next year, the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School will add an
eighth grade.
(A caption on a photograph in
the last edition of the Floridian in-
correctly stated that the Jewish
Day School was breaking ground
for an addition at its current
location.)
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County.
Liebermans, Wolsteins To Assist
With Blue and White Ball
Dr. Fred and Rot Lieberman and
Dr. David and Elaine Wolstein
have been named associate chair-
couples of the Blue and White
Ball. The announcement was
made by the ball's Chaircouple Dr.
and Mrs. Morris LeVine.
The gala will be held Saturday,
Feb. 8 at the Don CeSar Hotel on
St. Petersburg Beach. A
minimum contribution of $1,250
to the Men's Division of the Com-
bined Jewish Appeal campaign is
required to attend the ball.
The Liebermana and Wolsteins
I have been active members of the
Pinellas Jewish community for
many years and both have held
positions of leadership.
Fred and Roz Lieberman live in
Belleair and are members of Con-
gregation Beth Shalom in Clear-
water. David and Elaine Wolstein,
residents of Palm Harbor, are ac-
tive at Temple Ahavat Shalom in
Palm Harbor.
A planning meeting was held for
the Blue and White Ball at the
LeVines' home on Thursday, Dec.
19. Anyone interested in joining
the committee should contact the
Federation office at 446-1033.
Young
Leadership
Development
Programming
The Young Leadership
Development Division of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County held its second program
for the 1985-86 year on Sunday,
Dec. 8, at the home of Terry and
Elissa Hirsch in Seminole.
The program,
"Assimilation/Anti-Semitism"
was presented by Rabbi Ira
Youdovin, Young Leadership
Coordinator, using the story of
Chanukah as the basis for
stimulating discussion.
Attending the program were
Peter and Tracy Benstock, Gary
and Sandra Brown, Jonathon and
Shari Fuss, Dr. Gordon and Bar-
bara Goodman, Dr. Barry and
Betty Gootaon, Terry and Elissa
Hirsch, Dr. Steven and Nadine
Levine, Paul and Arlene Levine,
Eric and Judy Ludin, Victor and
Betsy Malagon, Dr. David and
Barbara Mokotoff, Irwin and Pat-
ti Novak, Bruse and Stacy Orloff,
Greg Sembler and Liz Maurer,
Steve and Diane Sembler, Craig
and Jan Sher, Joseph and Barbara
Sterensis, Dr. Stuart and Stefanie
Strikowsky, Ed and Debbi
Vinocur, Sidney and Phyllis
Werner, and Rabbi Ira and Susan
Youdovin.
Campaign
Kickoff
Continued From Page 1
with others. As good Jews, it's the
very least we can do."
Stan Michels, Federation vice
president and chairman of the Ma-
jor Gifts Dinner, officially kicked
off the '86 campaigns.
"The goal for the regular cam-
paign is $1,450,000. $350,000
more than what we raisd in 1985,"
Michels said. "Our Project
Renewal goal is $400,000 payable
over three years."
"All of you know the situation.
This year we borrowed $100,000
to meet our commitment locally,
nationally and internationally. In
order to stay even we must raise
at least $1.3 million, but who
wants to stay even? We want our
community to grow. We want to
be proud of what we do for our
agencies locally and our Jewish
people nationally, overseas and in
Israel. Staying even just won't
do," Michels said.
"We are the leadership of this
Jewish community. We set the
pace for others to follow. We must
make our gifts leadership ones.
We must stretch, we must reach
our goal," Michels told Major
Gifts Dinner guests.
Michels then called the tradi-
tional Roll of Honor as those at-
tending announced their pledges.
Donations at the Major Gifts Din-
ner are a minimum of $5,000.
Gaests
Guests at the dinner included:
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Albert, Bill
Axelrod, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Benstock, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Bokor, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Cohen,
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Harris, Dr.
and Mrs. Allan Katz, Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall Kent, Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Krug, Dr. and Mrs. Morris
LeVine.
Also, Mr. Fred Liberman, Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Michels, Mr. and
Mrs. Irwin Miller. Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Newmark, Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvan Orloff, Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Rothman. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Rutenberg, Mr. and Mrs
Herb SchwarU, Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Seligman, Mr. and Mrs.
Mel Sembler, and Mr and Mrs.
Samuel Winer.
Memo from the President
There were two poor old tailors,
Sam and Joshua, who were ardent
Zionists. Way back in the twenties
and thirties, they went about col-
lecting small sums for "The
Jewish In Palestine," as they call-
ed it then. Neither had ever been
there, of course, but that didn't
stop them from giving deeply
moving accounts of the marvels to
be seen in "Eretz Yisrael."
Well, the years passed. In 1948
the State of Israel was establish-
ed. Then Joshua's children and
grandchildren did something
thoughtful: they gave the old man
a month-long trip to Israel.
It was the happiest month of his
life. And when he came back, the
first thing he did was to dash over
to his old friend.
"Sam," he said, "do you
remember all those stories we told
about Eretz Yisrael?"
"Sure I remember," said Sam,
"listen, we had to tell them
something. So we imagined a
little."
"Listen, Sam," Joshua replied,
"all those wonderful visions we
had they're all true!"
Many visions have already come
true. Others were in the process
of coming true, but their fulfill-
ment is now threatened.
Back in the 1920s we told one
another that our people were
draining the swamps. They were
irritating the desert. They were
bringing a dead land back to life.
Today, two-thirds of Israel's
total land has become Europe's
winter vegetable basket. The
fruits, the flowers, the vegetables
of Israel's desert are a warm and
friendly reminder of summer to
Europeans still enduring their
gray and icy winter.
The remarkable accomplish-
ment has vast implications, for the
world is plagued with famine and
slowly creating desert zones.
Long ago. our people had' a
breathtaking vision of a society in
which the weak would not suffer,
in which all could live decently and
grow old with dignity.
We started, and started well.
But programs are threatened
nowadays because of the
economic crisis.
For instance, even before the
Ethiopian resettlement. Youth
Aliyah was forced to turn away
youngsters because funds were
running out. Youth Aliyah has
been taking care of youngsters in
the Youth Aliyah villages, giving
them the attention and the love
they can't get elsewhere. They
were being prepared, emotionally
and educationally, for a construc-
tive life. Those programs are
threatened.
Project Renewal, which is
designed to correct an intolerable
situation in Israeli society, is
another dream whose fulfillment
is threatened. We are talking
about giving new hope and dignity
to 82 Israeli neighborhoods. Tel
Mond is our responsibility. Funds
must be available for this vital
Stanley Newmark
program to continue on the I
we have envisioned.
In 1980, one in every 401$,
was 75 or older. In 1990
number will have increased L
percent, to 165.000 Israelis '
obligation to provide decently!
the elderly is an old Jewish pn
pie, but existing services are ta
badly strained and the system 1
threatened.
The story of Adam and Eve 1
clearly meant to teach that 1
races and branches of
despite differences in color
language and background,
brothers since all had the
ancestors. This is a comp
sion so compelling that hu
ty feels obligated to uphold it in)
places of worship, though no 1
tional group acts on that
except one.
A case in fact, of course, is t
absorption of Ethiopian Jews in
Israeli society.
Let us not be falsely coy
delicate We all know that
Aliyah was not quite like
other. The color of those who t
part in this Aliyah did not 1
the world's attention. Here
the old Jewish vision of
human family demonstrated
all the world to see. Color did
matter. As members of the f
they had a right to come home.
Now there will be at least 1
example of asociety in
blacks and whites will
together in peace and love.
and women in countries torn I
racial tension will be able to!
"You see? It's possible.
hope for us.'*
But that will happen only if i
Ethiopian Jews are trained to!
into Israeli society, and the cod
the absorption procesi will I
enormous. This is our conunsr
responsibility.
And who knows what
happen in the future" If the f
powers settle down to some I
of understanding. Russian k
may become the next source 1
massive Aliya. Should that
pen. we will be ready to
Nothing should catch us enui
by surprise.
We are one people. wnlh "J
destiny and united we c*n PT
form miracles. We can go far.
make our ancestors visions!
true. You and 1 should
privileged to participate.
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lion of Judah Committee
;ef, Campaign Under Way
tl]ion of Judah, the leading
mDaipi division of Federation's
Bs Division is under way "
, Elisa Greenberg, Women s
.jsion chairwoman.
rilnder the leadership of Sonya
er Lion of Judah chairwoman,
Edie Seligman, associate
woman, the 1986 Lion of
^,1 Committee is comprised of
-dicated women who are com-
U^d to Jewish needs and
twish survival. These women are
rt of the community, they live in
e community and they have ac-
pted a responsibility to the
nunity.
, ,e 1986 Lion of Judah Com-
Ittee is Loretta Freifeld, Elisa
enberg. Jacqueline Jacobs,
j-ion Joseph, Reva Kent, Sonya
ller, Thelma Rothman, Suzanne
chter. and Edie Seligman.
he Lion of Judah committee
_l are trained volunteers
Hoare out in the community tell-
j the I'JA; Federation story and
picking funds of $5,000 and
r. Women who join the Lion of
__j Division receive a gold pin
[the shape of a Lion of Judah
Liding a seven-branched
enorah. and each successive
they remain members a dia-
I is added to the pin. Women
make a commitment of
0,000 dollars or more become
tmbers of the Lion's "Ruby 10"
(vision, and rubies are added to
' Lion of Judah pin.
year Project Renewal for
rity of Tel Mond will play a
nificant role in the Lion of
Judah campaign. Project Renewal
pledges are over and above an in-
dividual's annual commitment to
the Combined Jewish Appeal and
repayable over a three-year
period. A $2,500 Women's Divi-
sion contribution to Project
Renewal will be acknowledged
with a beautiful Ketubah inscribed
with the donor's name.
Many men have chosen to buy
Ketubahs for their wives and
daughters. The Ketubah is a
"Covenant of Faithfulness" which
represents a binding pledge made
by all Women's Divisions
throughout the United States to
assist in underwriting the cost of
human services programs.
Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Pinellas Jews To Soviets:
'Let My People Go'
Lion Of Judah Function
Jan. 15
The Lion of Judah Commit-
tee will hold a committee
meeting Jan. 15, combining
the committee's campaign
work with a tour of the St.
Petersburg Museum of Fine
Arts to view the Stueben and
Japanese collections. A lun-
cheon meeting will follow at
the President's Club in
downtown St. Petersburg, ac-
cording to an announcement
by Chairwoman Sonya Miller
and Associate Chairwoman
Edie Seligman.
More information will be for-
thcoming in future issues of
the Floridian or can be obtain-
ed by calling the Federation of-
fice, 446-1033.
illack To Chair Merchants Division
I Sidney Werner, chairman of the
er Division of the 1986 Corn-
Jewish Appeal campaign,
ounced the appointment of
Pollack as chairman of the
erchants and Manufacturers
Ivision of the campaign.
f'l am very pleased to have
pren Pollack accept this position
he is a hard worker and a
dedicated Jew," Werner
lAs chairman of the Merchants
pd Manufacturers Division,
: said he will be contacting
fish merchants and manufac-
*rs to make sure "everyone
derstands the campaign and the
needs."
A shopping center developer.
Pollack said he has personally
stayed involved in the campaign
and Federation because "I see the
need here in Pinellas and feel the
necessity to try to do my part to
help."
Pollack is currently serving his
second three-year term on the
Federation board and has served
on the Budget and Allocation
Committee. Executive Commitee
and earlier as a volunteer.
A member of Temple B'nai
Israel in Clearwater. Pollack serv-
ed as the congregation's president
in the early 1970s.
JCC Bowl-A-Rama
[The Jewish War Veterans Post 246 brought a great number of
fterans to participate in the bowling celebration, from Bay Pines to
flp celebrate this wonderful event. Post Commander. Harold baiKev.
phased a bowling lane and donated it to all of the veterans so they
luld enji i\ this fun happening.

By JUDY D. LUDIN
There were songs of persecu-
tion, hope and survival, stories of
commitment and a plea to "Let
my people go." as about 200 peo-
ple showed their support for the
plight of Soviet Jews at a com-
munitywide rally Dec. 16.
And there was the lasting im-
pression for each of those atten-
ding that "I can make a
difference."
The rally, held in the sanctuary
of Temple B'nai Israel in Clear-
water, began with young students
marching in carrying posters with
pictures of Jews who are being
persecuted and denied permission
to leave the Soviet Union. One of
the posters read: "Let my people
Ro."
Rabbi Arthur Baseman of Tem-
ple B'nai Israel, opened the pro-
gram by noting that if we were
Jews in Russia, we would not be
permitted to meet in such a
setting.
"We are here today to awaken
the world to the plight of those
discriminated against because of
their Judaism," Baseman said.
Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg of
Congregation Beth Shalom, presi-
dent of the Board of Rabbis as
well as a member of the Federa-
tion's Jews in Oppressive Lands
Sub-committee, said the purpose
of the rally was to take the issue of
Soviet Jewry off "the back
burner."
Baseman and Bromberg along
with Joy Katzen-Guthrie,
representing the Media Relations
Sub-Committee of the Federa-
tion's Community Relations Com-
mittee; Billy Rutenberg, represen-
ting the National Federation of
Temple Sisterhoods; and Airline
Dresdner, ORT chairwoman and
chairwoman of the Pinellas Coun-
ty Women's Plea for Soviet
Jewry. ORT is the local convenor
while Hadassah is the national
convenor for the Women's Plea
for Soviet Jewry.
Keynote speaker for the rally
was Ted Tench, chairman of the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Committee, who earlier this
year accompanied members of
Congress on a fact-finding mission
to the Soviet Union. (U.S. Rep.
Michael Bilirakis. R-Tarpon Spr-
ings, who also made the trip and
was supposed to speak at the ral-
ly, was unable to attend because
of commitments in Washington.)
Tench told stories about some of
his meetings with refuseniks while
in the Soviet Union. He compared
them with the Maccabees, saying
that their "committment to life is
unparalleled."
Tench told one story of a
Refusenik who was informed by a
Soviet bureaucrat that if he
divorced his wife, he and his fami-
ly would have a better chance of
leaving the Soviet Union. Based
on this advice, the couple got a
divorce. His wife and children
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were permitted to leave seven
years ago. He was not. That was
the last time he saw his family.
Tench stressed the importance
of getting involved. "Every word
we say, every letter we send does
make a difference," he said.
Stanley Newmark, president of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, commented on the
phenomenon called the "Jewish
Triangle:" One side is Israel, one
side is the free Jews of the world
and the last side represents Jews
who are forced to live where
Jewish life is forbidden.
"The last side of the triangle is
who we are dedicating this even-
ing to," Newmark said. He went
on to quote some startling
statistics: whereas in 1979 50,000
Jews were permitted to leave the
Soviet Union, only 800 have been
allowed to leave this year.
A most touching musical com-
ment for the evneing was per-
formed by Joy Katzen- Guthrie
and Miriam Schlissel. Both sang
songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and
English of persecution, hope and
survival.
Jewish War Veterans Post 21,6 brought a great imM
"*"* to participate in the bowling celebration, from h to kelp celebrate this wonderful event. Post ( ornw.
i SaUcey, purchased a bowling lane and donated it to nil 0]
y*teranx so they could enjoy this fun happening.
At the end of the rally, Arline
Dresdner explained how we could
get involved. Each person receiv-
ed a packet of detailed instruc-
tions explaining how to corres-
pond with a Jew in the Soviet
Union. In the packet were pages
of names and addressed of Soviet
Jews. There were also two blank
postcards.
They rally was silent as all par-
ticipants wrote messages on the
postcards to one of the refuseniks
on the list. Over 400 postcards
were then collected to be sent to
the Soviet Union from this con-
cerned group of Pinellas County
Jews who are trying to make a dif-
ference, or as Ted Tench said, will
make a difference.
The rally concluded with a song
performed by Joy Katzen-Guthrie
and Miriam Schlissel called "Ba-
shanah Ha-Ba-ah." The song
began with the words: "In the
year to come, may every hope and
aspiration we all share be
realized ..."
Lifeline Letters
Keep Prisoners Alive
Can you imagine being im-
prisoned for your religious beliefs?
Most native-born Americans can-
not even imagine persecution
bcause they want to go to church
or because they try to organize
children into religious instruction.
That is the daily scourge of
thousands held captive in the
Soviet Bloc. They are of all faiths:
Baptists, Catholics, Hindus,
Jehova's Witness, Jews,
Lutherans, Moslems, Orthodox,
Pentacostals, Seventh Day
Adventists and others.
In the Soviet Union and Soviet
Bloc nations practicing religion
constitutes a "crime against the
state."
You can help these people. Join
woth the National Conference of
Christians and Jews (NCCJ),
Tampa Bay Chapter, by par-
ticipating in Lifeline Letters.
NCCJ will supply you with a
brochure printed by the St.
Petersburg Evening Independent.
This brochure contains the names
of several hundred people known
to be persecuted for thier religious
beliefs. The brochure also con-
tains important guidelines on how
you can send letters to these
prisoners behind the Iron Curtain.
Call NCCJ at 223-2721 in Tam-
pa, or pick up a copy of the
Lifeline Letters brochure from
the Evening Indpendent in St.
Petersburg. In a direct, personal
way, you can contribute to so-
meone else's freedom and faith.
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Pinellas Begins Work On Project Renewal '86
The '86 Project Renewal Cam-
paign was launched officially at
the Federation's Major Gifts Din-
ner Dec. 15, along with the '86
Combined Jewish Appeal
campaign.
Although the two campaigns
are running concurrently dona-
tions to Project Renewal are in-
tended to be over and above dona-
tions for the annual CJA cam-
paign to raise the bask operating
expenses for local, state and inter-
national programs.
Pinellas, through the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas, is continu-
ing its link with its twin communi-
ty, Tel Mond, Israel, by seeking
$400,000 payable over three years
to assist with the program.
Herb Schwartz is Project
Renewal Chairman for Pinellas.
Project Renewal:
A Shu Project
That Works
(Reprinted from the Jerusalem
Post International Edition, Week
ending Nov. 16.1985)
The Post's David Krivine
reports on an evaluation of Project
Renewal, wkxch set out with
unusual aims and meant to kelp
distressed neighborhoods.
There has been a lot of talk
about Project Renewal since its in-
ception under Menachem Begin's
first government in 1979. But has
anything been accomplished? Has
the face of the nation been chang-
ed at all?
After three years' research a
verdict is provided in a massive
"Project Renewal Evaluation
Study," now in the course of
Sublication by the Samuel
eaman Institute for Advanced
Studies at the Haifa Technion.
Has the face of the nation been
changed? No. And that was not to
be expected, the study suggests.
Has anything been accomplish-
ed? A great deal more (relative-
ly speaking) than in comparable
urban renewal programmes in
other countries. We are told in
several tomes just what those ac-
complishments are.
Project Renewal (PR for short)
is an attempt to improve life in
distressed or slum areas. It differs
from every previous activity of
the Israeli authorities by bringing
into the field two new partners
who were never.in action before.
One of them is Jewish com-
munities abroad. They carry half
the cost; which is not un-
precedented. What is revolu-
tionary is that for once they have
by-passed the authorities. Each
community overseas has twinned
with a particular local, distressed
neighborhood and plays an active
part in its rehabilitation pro-
gramme. They are taking part for
the first time in making decisions
by themselves about what goes on
in their own neighborhoods.
The study, headed by Moshe
Hill, professor of urban and
regional planning at the Technion,
RacheJle Alterman, senior lec-
turer in the same subject, and
Naomi Cannon, the same univer-
sity, does not deal with the first
set of partners, the Jewish com-
munities abroad; which is a pity.
Are they still busily involved, or
has the initial flurry of enthusiasm
abated? This subject needs to be
examined.
The other set of partners, the
aid-receiving 'local communities,
are scrutinized closely, both as col-
laborators in the organization of
the welfare programme and as its
beneficiaries. We learn from this
report a great deal that we did not
know before about the nature of
their problems.
There are 160 deteriorated
neighborhoods in Israel, contain-
ing half -a-million inhabitants. Just
over 60 percent have been expos-
ed to PR so far; though all the
towns in which backward
neighborhoods exist have at least
one project running within their
municipal boundaries.
Research was concentrated on a
representative cross-section of 10
neighborhoods. Average popula-
tion: 7,000. Amount of money
spent on all PR during the four
years 1979-83 was $528 million,
just under half from the govern-
ment, the rest from the Jewish
Agency.
The sums spent in our locations
varied from $1.1 million to $8.3
million per neighborhood, ex-
cluding Ha'tikva, which received
over the four-year period the
larger sum of $8.7 million.
It is not a lot compared with the
total budget provided for housing
and the social services by the
Treasury, but it was concentrated
on particular needs neglected by
the public authorities. Anyone
passing through a problem area
after four years of PR will still see
a problem area. But if he looks
closely, he may notice activities
that did not exist before. Above
all, he may notice a change in the
atmosphere.
Not in all the neighborhoods.
Some have responded more (e.g.,
Ir Ganim in Jerusalem), others
less (e.g., Netivot).
The task of PR is to help
rehabilitate not needy individuals
but a needy locality. Beneficiaries
are all sectors, not just the poor.
The better-off families must be en-
couraged to stay because they are
needed; therefore the
neighborhood must be made bet-
ter for them too.
The poor lose out, since not all
aid money goes to them. But the
report stresses that they also
benefit by being treated like
everybody else. The assistance
they receive carries no stigma;
they are not singled out as relief
cases.
A local steering committee was
formed in each neighborhood.
Half its members are residents,
half representatives of the
authorities. Project managers
help keep things moving.
The residents in their new-
found status and authority do not
reject or make radical changes in
the housing and other plans of the
authorities. The latter have the
whip hand. After all, PR is only
part of a wider social programme,
and budgetary control for that lies
with the ministries. What mostly
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Volume 6 Number 26
Tel Mond children are seen in this photo of an earlier tour bv Pinellas residents.
happens is that the officials ex-
plain, and the residents approve.
Local influence is least in educa-
tion and housing, where the
responsible ministries have their
own plans and are inflexible. It is
strongest in community work,
e.g., the creation of sport centres.
music centres, public lWy
From the Rabbi's Desk
By RABBI IRA S. YOUDOVIN
Every rabbi in Pinellas County
has similar stories to tell. Despite
gloomy predictions of the demise
of American Jewry, America's
Jews continue to respond en-
thusiastically to opportunities for
study and authentic Jewish living.
My story concerns 16 men and
women who gather at 7:30 a.m.
Every Wednesday in the Board
Room of Wittner Center
Crossroads for an hour of Torah.
That's 7:30 in the morning!
These are business people and
professionals who are busy during
the day and too tired in the even-
ing, the usual times for synagogue
adult education.
So on Wednesday morning they
rise s little earlier than normal,
and stop off on their way to work
for lox, bagels and study. We stop
on the dot at 8:30, and the group
dissolves into offices and shops
throughout Pinellas County.
As one can imagine, the class
operates on an extremely high
Rabbi Ira S. Yoadovin
level. We're studing the Torah in
depth, proceeding on a line-by-line
basis using traditional Jewish
commentaries (in English) as well
as archeologkal materials.
But most important, the par-
ticipants enrich our discussions
with their own learning and life's
experiences. We gain insight's
Supreme Court Snubs Appeal
Of Ex-Nazi's Deportation Order
By KEVIN FREEMAN
NEW YORK (JTA) -
The Supreme Court Monday
refused to hear an appeal of
a deportation order from
John Demjanjuk, a
Ukrainian-born war
criminal charged with the
murder of 900,000 Jews at
the Treblinka death camp
during World War II.
The court's action is separate
from a pending petition for review
of an extradition request from
Israel for Demjanjuk. Israel has
sought his extradition for two
years based on a 1963 extradition
treaty it has with the U.S.
IF THE extradition order is im-
plemented. Demjanjuk would be
the first Nazi war criminal ever
extradited to Israel for trial and
could face the death penalty if
found guilty of war crimes. Israel
tried and executed war criminal
Adolf Eichmann in 1961 after he
was captured by Israeli agents in
Buenos Aires.
Demjanjuk, a 65-year-old
retired automobile worker from
Cleveland, was stripped of his
U.S. citizenship in 1981, after be-
ing charged by the Jusuce Depart-
ment with having lied about his
past activities when
the U.S. in 1952.
he entered
from a lawyer's perspective, and t
stockbroker's, and a journalist's,
and a retailer's. .
This same excitement is also be-
ing generated by the newly-
formed Young Leadership Group
of the Pinellas County Jewish
Federation.
A first meeting several months
ago attracted 30 people ages
25-45. Everybody brought an ob-
ject that was Jewishiy important
to him/her. and then talked about
it. Through this sharing we learn-
ed a lot about one another, and
about ourselves.
Our second meeting was the
rarest of all Jewish events: A
Chanukah Party without children.
More than 50 people participated.
We lit candles, chanted blessings.
and sang songs.The evenings
discussion focused upon
Chanukah's two primary themes:
Assimilation and Anti-Semitism.
More get-togethers are planned.
Those interested should contact
Jill Balin at the Federation office,
446-1033.
No, American Jewry is not
dead. Pinellas County Jewry s
particularly alive. In every one
our synagogues, in our two com-
munity centers, in our various
organizations and in our Fed**
tion Jewish life thrives Be part of
it.
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Companions Needed For
Isolated Pinellas Residents
Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
ag0> it was not
for people to seek
mient as live-in compa-
IThev needed a roof over
1 and this fulfilled
L there are plenty of
Hooking for live-in com-
. but it's hard to locate
', to take the job.
)nv of it all is that
^i Jewish Family fre-
7 receives requests from
nmunity for live-in com-
s for themselves or their
frail parents," said
Bressler, coordinator
ich and Primary Care
jes. "Our experience has
[that the only successful
> has been through the
advertising in the
er.
result, Bressler said
,J& is asking for help
Jewish community of
in matching these
Beraiee Bressler
isolated Jewish residents with
people needing a place to live.
"If you know of anyone, of
any age, who needs a home
and could offer some light
housekeeping services, we
would more than appreciate
hearing from you," Bressler
said.
In addition, GCJFS in con-
junction with the Federation's
Human Relations Committee
is seeking more volunteers to
visit the ever increasing list of
those alone in their homes,
Bressler said.
'These people need people
and look forward to phone
calls or visits and to some con-
tact with the outside world,
particularly the Jewish com-
munity," she said. "They need
to know that the Jewish com-
munity does care. If you know
of anyone who would like to
volunteer as a friendly visitor,
what a mitzvah that would
be."
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County.
Chatter Box
lab in Is Puzzled
Latest U.S. Charge Seen As A Riddle
[ Bt GIL SEDAN
JSA1EM (JTA) -
Minister Yitzhak
linformed the Cabinet
that he met Friday
[U.S. Ambassador
Pickering about an
ation by American
Sties of a Connecticut
ny suspected of ex-
}g classified U.S.
i technology to Israel
the required export
from the Defense
Commerce
nents.
i said he asked the envoy
an explanation of the af-
)lving Napco, Inc., of Ter-
Conn. He told the
that Israel signed an
Dent with Napco in
>er, 1984. The deal was ap-
I by the Defense Depart-
ed U.S. assistance funds
Hosed to acquire the
I Wed legally and openly,
d&red and expressed sur-
what he saw as an at
' besmirch Israel's name.
I MATTER came to media
attention in the U.S. when an of-
ficial of the U.S. Attorney's office
in Albany, N.Y., announced last
Thursday that U.S. Customs
agents had raided Napco and two
other companies that were its sub-
contractors in search of evidence
of the possible illegal export of the
technology to Israel.
It was described as a secret
chrome-plating process used in
the manufacture of cannon bar-
rels for the American M-l tank.
The process is said to make the
cannon superior to any in the
world.
Cabinet Secretary Yossi Beilin
refused to comment on sugges-
tions that the Napco affair might
have been instigated to put
pressure on Israel in connection
with the current investigation of
the Jonathan Pollard spy case.
A team of U.S. State Depart-
ment officials and FBI agents ar-
rived in Israel last week and
reportedly are questioning Israeli
diplomats and others said to have
had contacts with Pollard. The in-
vestigation is being conducted in
tightest secrecy. The American
officials have rfused to speak to
reporters since their arrival.
THE REPORTS of the alleged
ly illegal technology transfer did
not appear to disturb Israeli of-
ficials when the story broke in the
American media last week. But on
Friday, Menachem Meron, direc-
tor general of the Defense
Ministry, told a press conference
in Tel Aviv that Israel's dealings
with Napco were completely open
and legal.
Boole Review
The Immigrant Daughter
By HOWARD FAST
Reviewed by Louise Reuler
In The Immigrant's Daughter,
Howard Fast concludes his
(Jacobs Renamed To
Housing Authority
) Graham has announc-
ppointment of Murray
1 to the Pinellas County
[Authority.
{5. of St. Petersberg,
J been involved in pro-
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ta Israel, Jacobs is presi-
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[amity Service, served on
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f nellas County, Menorah
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and is past president
p* Community Center
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fjnnan of the housing
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Murray Jacobs
Lavette saga. Barbara is the
eldest of the Lavette clan and this
is her story in her 60s The story
line carries her from her romantic
attachment to an assignment as a
reporter in Central America.
She is living a pleasant life in
San Francisco in the midst of her
family. Since she is over 60 years,
Howard Fast has created a new
type of all American heorine. The
reader meets again various
members of the Lavette family:
her son Sam. her brother Joe
the doctor, and his wife Sally.
Eloise (and Eloise's dying mother
Claire) who had been married to
her brother Thomas; her nephew
Freddie among others.
On a sudden whim, Barbara
decides to run for Congress, and is
reinvigorated with life forces.
Freddie heads up her campaign,
which becomes very animated.
Her adversary is Alexander Holt,
a veteran politician.
One fascinating aspect of The
Immigrant's Daughter is that it
gives excellent insight into cur-
rent history of San Salvador. It
stresses inter-relationships of na-
tions and is very absorbing
reading. The rest is fiction.
The Lavette saga includes The
Immigrants. Second Generation,
The Esatblishment and this, the
concluding book, a powerful finale
to a sweeping story.
Miriam and Joel Shrager are still at Oxford in England. They
both are on sabbatical and soaking up the culture of the country as
only they can.
Mazel Tov to Edith and Harry Ellman on their 45th wedding
anniversary. They celebrated at Gulfport beach dancing in their
super smooth style. And Edith even brought great chocolate chip
cookies for the crowd.
Another Mazel Tov goes out to Nancy and Scott Nicoletti on
the birth of their son Bryan Paul on Dec. 2. Nancy and Scott, a
Federtion board member, also have a daughter. Dana. The baby's
grandparents are Lial and Alfred Schick.
Natasha Lazerof recently returned from avisit to see her
brother in Cockfoster, a suburb of London, England. She says the
area is absolutely lovely. Next on her agenda is a trip to Israel.
When Susan Osher was in Hong Kong a while back, she turned
on her TV and saw of all things, the world reknown Kids and
Kubs baseball team (all 70 years old or older) of St. Petersburg.
Goes to show, you're really never far from home.
Robin Sirota, daughter of Faith and Herb Sirota, wed Sandy
Lechner of Coral Springs, on Dec. 15 in a lovely 11 a.m. ceremony
at Congregation B'nai Israel. The wedding was followed by a
sumptuous luncheon at the Wine Cellar.
Rabbi Loski commented sentimentally during the wedding
that Robin was the first young person he had seen from Bat Mitz-
vah to Chuppah. A few tears were shed.
Maid of honor was Ellen Wolfson and the best man was
Sandy's brother, Brian.
Bridesmaids were Laura's cousins Debbie Halprin, Laura
Halprin, Jan Sokol and Heidi Sokol. Groomsmen were the
bride's brother, David, Ian McConkey. Steve DepercanU and
Alan Kronatat.
Robin and Sandy will live in Coral Springs.
Rabbi Shlomo Sawilowsky grew up in the Tampa Bay area
and has returned with his wife and daughter as a rabbi of Chabad-
Lubavitch of Pinellas County. He is also an assistant professor at
the College of Education of the University of South Florida,
where he received his Phd.
The rabbi's mom, Pat Sawilowsky, who works for the
American Heart Association, is delighted that some of her family-
is back in the hometown.
The kinds from the Kent JCC and Program Coordinator Caryn
Perkins held a special Chanukah celebration with the residents of
Menorah Manor on Dec. 12. The children sang Chanukah songs
and presented the 35 residents with specially made gifts.
Steve Rubin, Craig Meddin, Ari Bar-Av, Lauren Seidenberg
and Lauren Ellentuck made this a very special day.
Oh what a night for the 200 Jewish War Veterans and friends at
the 90th Anniversary Dinner-Dance held at the MacDill Air Force
Base Officers Club and hosted by Leon Glausman. commander of
the Gulf Coast District Council of the JWV, and Ruth Eiseman,
president of the Gulf Coast Counties Council.
Keynote speaker was Paul Hochberg who traced the beginn-
ings of the Jewish War Veterans to March 15,1896 when a group
of 78 Jewish veterans of the Union Army met in New York City
and formed the Hebrew Union Veterans to fight the undercurrenU
of Anti-Semitism.
Speaking of the Jewish War Veterans, Commander Ben Wisot-
zky and many of the members of Post 246 and its auxiliary were
out at the Bay Pines VA Hospital over the holidays entertaining
the patients with a Hawaiian show, the Pearls of Samoa. On
Christmas day the JWV was out at the hospital helping out by
feeding patients and doing other chores so that Christian hospital
workers could spend the day at home with their families.
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Congregations, Organizations Events
PINELLAS COUNTY
Jewish Day School
Re-Enrollatent Tea
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School will be holding an infor-
mative re-enrollment tea for all in-
terested parents on Sunday, Jan.
12 at 7 p.m. at the home of Debi
and Leonard Englander, 9016
Baywood Park Drive, Seminole.
Come and learn all about our
school.
For more information, contact
the Jewish Day School office at
381-8111 or Ellie LeVine at
347-7511.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Overnight at JCC
Kids come celebrate New
Year's Eve at the JCC with other
kids your age. Parents relax
and enjoy this New Year's Eve
and know your children are being
well taken care of and having a
great time.
The fun starts at 6 p.m. on Dec.
31 at the JCC. Planned for the
evening a pizza party, movies,
games, story time and prizes. New
Year's Day breakfast will be serv-
ed and pick up is at 10:30 a.m.
Fees ae $25 for members and
$30 for non-members. Please call
the JCC at 344-5795 for more
information.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL'S
Art Extraordinaire
Temple B'nai Israel will present
a gala evening of fine art on
Saturday, Jan. 11 at the temple,
1685 S. Belcher Road,
Clearwater.
The Art Extraordinaire auction
begins with a preview at 7:30 p.m.
The auction will start at 8:30 p.m.
Wine and cheese will be served.
Host dealer for the auction is
Syd Entel of Syd Entel Galleries.
A broad spectrum of fine art work
will be sold.
Donation for this cultural event
of the season is $12.50 a person,
which will be deducted from the
cost of your purchase.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
Auxiliary Program
The Ladies Auxiliary of Abe
Ader Post No. 246, Jewish War
Veterans of the United States of
America proudly presents a
"Magical Chinese Auction" Sun-
day, Jan. 5, 1 to 5 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbo.w Lane North, St.
PetersBurg.
This event has been very
carefully conceived by the aux-
iliary members to bring to the
Jewish community a fine after-
noon of friendship and fun.
Refreshments will be served.
Donation is $1.50. For informa-
tion, call Bessie 343-7338, Mollie
544-3338, Lucy 345-5785, Helene
323-4981.
District Meeting
The quarterly meetings of the
Gulf Coast District and County
Councils of the Jewish War
Veterans Auxiliary will be held
Jan. 12 at the Golda Meir Center.
The meetings will be hosted by
the Paul Surenky Post and will
begin at 10 a.m. at the center. 302
S. Jupiter Ave.. Clearwater.
Nominees for office in the for-
thcoming elections will be ac-
cepted officers from the Depart-
ment of Florida. JWV-A. will be in
attendance and members of the
JWV-A present, will be served
lunch. To make reservations, call
Fran Ehrenpries, 736-5102.
TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM
Program on Sephardiaa
Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575
Curlew Road. Palm Harbor, will
present the second program of its
Cultural series. Who art the
Sephardim? with Dr. Maria
Esformes on Thursday, Jan. 16 at
1 p.m.
A luncheon will be served at
noon.
Dr. Esformes is an Assistant
Professor at the University of
South Florida where she teaches
Modern Greek, Spanish and
Spanish Golden Age literature.
She also teaches in the Depart-
ment of Religious Studies on
Jewish Folklore and Jewish
Mysticism.
The charge for luncheon and the
program is $6. For reservations
and information call 785-8811.
BRESKY TO LEAD
SEMINARS
Seminars by Rabbi Jan Bresky
of Temple Ahavat Shalom will be
held on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7:30
p.m.-9 p.m. "What is a Life?"
(test tube babies, abortion,
euthanasia) and on Wednesday,
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. "What is
a Physician?" (medical ethics).
TEMPLE BETH EL
Art Festival
Save your Chanukah gelt for
Temple Beth El's 13th Art
Festival, Jan. 25, 26, 27. This an-
nual exhibition and sale cannot be
compared to any other area indoor
show. Temple Beth-El has a
12-year record of bringing only
the best of Florida Original Art.
This is not an auction, but a
beautiful exhibit where you will
may take the time you need to
browse and consider your
selection.
Prize money has been increased
to $3,000 for the over 50 fine
painters, sculptors, jewelers,
ceramists, photo and print makers
whose works will be featured.
In addition, there will be a
tremendous selection of the finest
certified limited edition prints by
internationally famous artists.
The gala preview reception will
be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7
to 10 p.m. Sunday from 1-6 p.m.
and Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the
show is free and the public is in-
vited. Call Temple Beth-El:
347-6136, for more information.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB
To Heat
Dinner Theater Party
The Clearwater Friendship
Club of Temple B'nai Israel will
have a Dinner Theatre Party at
the Golden Apple Theatre,
St. Petersburg on Feb. 1, to see
the musical, Evita.
Make your reservations now
with Vice President Bill Wolfson,
797-0019. We have reserved the
first row in the theatre and seats
are limited.
For all information about our
Club, call President Hilda
Schwartz, 799-3026.
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
ST. PETERSBURG
Adult Studies Program
Sponsors Filmester
The Adult Studies Commission
of Congregation B'nai Israel, in
St. Petersburg, will feature its an-
nual film-mester series. "Jews
Around the World."
The schedule is:
Wednesday, Jan,. 8, 8 p.m.:
Song Of Radauti: An in depth
visit with a small Rumanian com-
munity's Jewish pupulation. This
film is the story of Fulbright
scholar. Laurence Salzmann*s
meeting with the members of this
dwindling community.
West of Hester Street: The
poverty-ridden ghettos of the
Eastern Seaboard of the Early
1900s served as an excuse for in-
creased anti-foreign sentiment.
Concerned that the government
would restrict immigration com-
pletely, American Jewish leaders
devised a plan to settle im-
migrants in Galveston, Texas.
With great humor and warmth,
this film depicts the event of the
Galveston movement.
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m.:
Return to the Jewish Ghetto
of Venice: A travelogue into the
nast, this film attempts to recall a
life that has virtually disappeared.
Of the 1,300 Jews who lived in
Venice before World War II, only
10 families remain.
Miracle of Intervale Avenue.
An inspiring and optimistic look at
an ethnically diverse
neighborhood in the Bronx.
The entire community is invited
to participate in this year's film
selections. The admission for a
single evening is $3 and for the en-
tire series (both Wednesdays), $5.
HADASSAH SABBATH
At Temple Beth-El
The St Petersburg Chapter of
Hadassah invites all of its
members and associate members
to attend a Hadassah Sabbath on
Friday evening, Jan. 3.
The Hadassah Sabbath will be
held at Temple Beth-El, 400 S.
Pasadena Ave., St. Petersburg.
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist
Organization of America, claims a
membership of over 370,000
strong. The St. Petersburg
Chapter encompasses five groups
within the City of St. Petersburg
and its beaches with a member-
ship of close to 800.
Betty Schroeder is proud to be
President of the St. Petersburg
Chapter of Hadassah, an
organization that works for the
betterment of the people of Israel
and all mankind. Hadassah is to-
day as it has been since 1912,
Israel's medical pace-setter,
teaching, and research.
ATZAYTFAR
YIDDISHKAYT
Mildred and Norman Lewis,
and their Players of Pinellas, have
turned to Yiddishkayt.
Last year they presented a Yid-
dish play at Temple Beth Shalom,
Friendship Club meeting at Tem-
ple B'nai Israel, and at the Golda
Meir Center. This year there are
two performances in Feb. of A
Tzayt Far Yiddishkayt, on Sun-
day, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at the
Memorah Manor, and on Monday.
Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Pasco
Jewish Community Center.
The Players are Mildred and
Norman Lewis, Sylvia and Martin
Sarill, Eleanor Berman, Clara
Zunder, Rosalie Cohn, Ruth
Eisner, Rose Sargowitz, Ruby
Logan, Joyce Weissman, Yolanda
Washer, Barbara Enfinger, and
Miriam Schlissel, our "key" to
Yiddish music.
The program features a square
dance, complete with Yiddish
calls, and a Yiddish sing-along,
complete with song sheets for au-
dience participation.
If you are interested in joining
the group or in having them per-
form for your organization, please
call Norman or Mildred Lewis at
734-3903.
JEWS AND THE MOVIES
LECTURE TOPIC
On Saturday evening, Jan. 11 at
8 p.m. Stephen Whitfield, pro-
fessor of American Studies at
Brandeis University will be the
guest speaker at a meeting of the
St. Peterburg Chapter of the
Brandeis National Women's Com-
mittee, to be held at the Bayboro
campus of the University of South
Florida.
Prof. Whitfield grew up in
Florida, studied at the Sorbonne
and Yale Universities and is the
author of four books: two
biographies of political radicals, a
collection of essays on American
Jewish life and thought, and an
analysis of Hannah Arendt's
theory of totalitarianism, "Into
the Dark," which won the Kayden
Prize for the outstanding book in
the humanities published by an
American academic press..
Prof. Whitfield also served as
Fulbright Visiting Professor at
the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem.
Professor Whitfield will speak
on "Shadow and Substance in
Hollywood's image of the Jew."
an historic glimpse at the way in
which Jews have been depicted on
the screen.
Coffee and pastry will be served
and admission is $3 per person.
Guests are welcome.
NCJW'S KIDS PROGRAM
Gains Momentum
When Pinellas County Police
and Law Enforcement agencies
receive requets for fingerprinting
preschoolers, who do they call
National Council for Jewish
Women Suncoast Section.!
Since the inception of NCJW's
KIDS fingerprinting program two
years ago, over 8,000 Pinellas
County youngsters have been
fingerprinted, utilizing a special
non-messy method. Teams of
trained NCJW volunteers are
dispatched throughout the county,
fingerprinting on-site at
preschools and child-oriented
agencies currently, the teams are
working at optimum capacity and
are scheduled through the month
of March.
January sites will be Granny's
House Pre-School in Dinedin.
Forest Hills Variation in St.
Petersburg, Salvation Army in St.
Petersburg, Country Day care in
Largo and Patchwork in
Clearwater.
KIDS is looking for additional
volunteers so NCJW can further
its commitment to children by ex-
panding this most successful pro-
gram. Call KIDS chairperson
Marlyn Littaver at 585-0105 for
further information.
THIRD WEST COAST
CONFERENCE
of the Brandeis Women
The third annual conference of
the Florida West Coast branches
of the Brandeis University Na-
tional Women's Committee will be
held on Monday. Jan. 20. at 9:30
a.m. at the Holiday Inn on East
Fowler Avenue. Tampa. The
Sarasota, St. Peterburg, Sun-
coast, and Tampa Bay Chapters
will participate.
Morning workshops and after-
noor'leadership seminar
led by Nauonal board
Cynthia Shulman imn
president 0f the
Women s Committee will
keynote speaker. ^'
The luncheon don.,
%&*&
'SSUSS
The Men's Club of r
tion Beth Shalom will fe
distinguished speaker
Strikowsky. at their br
Sunday, Jan. 12. at 10 a- ,
synagoue, 1325 S. BelcM
Clearwater. "
Dr. Strikowsky is a ,
the ADL of B'nai B'rith,
will be "Combating anti-S
in the Bay Area. Flor,
Around the World Don
$2.50.
NATIONAL COUNCnl
OF JEWISH WOMENl
Bequests Made to
Florence Lippman. pp
emeritus, of the St. Pet,
section of the National Co
Jewish Women, wishes to]
nounce the magnificent bm
received from the estates of|
Mendelson and Rose H
Kerekes. both former memh
the section.
As stated by our
District Field Represents
Theodora Skolnick of Miami
is a direct show of appr
and admiration of an on;
that has always been ..
with faith and humanity.
Our section is involved withl
ing worthy high school i
chance of securing sc..._
that are presented every
These awards have been i
for the past 17 years to
students selected by a cor
These are given in the
dear departed members
families, who endorse Nil
Council of Jewish Women's i
objectives, to find an unmet l
and to fill it.
Sign Treaty, Israel Urged
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) The
State Department has again urg-
ed Israel to sign the nuclear non-
proliferation treaty. "We believe
that regional stability in the Mid-
dle East will be enhanced if all
states in the region accepted com-
prehensive safeguards and
adhered to the nonproliferation
treaty," State Department deputy
spokesman Charles Redman said
at the daily press briefing in
response to a reporter's question
on Israel's failure, so far. to sign
the treaty.
"We are concerned by the ex-
istence of unsafeguarded nuclear
facilities in Israel and have made
this concern known to the Israeli
government.'' Redman
"We have repeatedly unjed I
to accept comprehend
safeguards."
However. Redman noted!
"Israel has stated publicly t
will not be the first nation I
troduce nuclear weapons a]
region."
Although Israel has nerj
mitted to have nuclear w
Leonard Spector. I
associate at the Wasl _
based Carnegie Endowment!
International Peace, in hisr-
ly published 'The New S
Nations," Carnegie's second!
nual report on the spreMj
nuclear weapons.
Religious Directory
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TEMPLE BETH EL-Refona
400 8. PiMiNi Av... St. Peterabarf S3707 hUbb' Ir. S J*J9
Eveaiag Sabbath Service* 8 p.m.. Satarday Moraiag Sabbiin "
Bar-Bat M.tivah Service 11 a.. Ttl. 347-4134.
r'n*V
Cuagregatieai BETH SHOLOM-Coaacrvatitr
1844 54 St.. S.. Galfport 33707 Rabbi larael Dvorkin ^"'""
at 8 p.a.: Saturday, 9 a-av Tel. 321-3380. 8*4-4297
toagrefatioa B"NA1 ISRAEL-Coaaervatnr
301 S St.. N.. St. Peterebarg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luaki < *"*"" T^
. Sabbath Service: Friday eveaiag 8 p. Saturday. "
a.av: Suaday 9 a.M.: and eveaiag Miayan Tel. 381-4901)
Coagregatioa BETH CHAI-Ceinativc
400 125 St S.. Scauaole 33642 Rabbi Stuart Beraun
.s.bbjthSerncwl
day eveaiag* 8 p.a>.; Saturday. 9:30 a.M. Tel. 393-5525
CoagTegatioa BETH SHALOM-Coaeervative f .^rl
1325 S Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33514 Rbbi Kearth Br*" Jmb|
Service.: Friday e.e.i.K 8 p.-.; Satarday 9 a.-.: Saad> ****
Tel. 531-1418.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL-Rafarai .Sakha***'
ism:, S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33510 Rabbi Arthar^*""*n,g2.
vice*: Friday eveniag at 8 p.av; Satarday 10:30 I* Tel wi
TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM-Refona ^. Ida]
P.O. Bai 1170, Daaedia 13528 1575 Cartaw Rd.. "'"""-^il.
Jaa Breaky fliibitu Sarvieea: Friday eveaiag 8 ft*. '
GULF COA8T SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Meet* firut Friday af the aaaath: 8 pa., Largo Club Da***.
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immunity Calendar
lian [>eadline Jan. 10 edition.
t Candlelighting 5:26 p.m.
MJ, Dec. 28
upepition Beth Sholom, Gulfport, Adult Education pro-
piano recital by Eleanore Nudleman. 7:30 p.m. Free.
|y. Dec. 30
Meir Friendship Club New Year's party. 1:30 p.m
,Mg of video "Lies My Father Told Me." Each person
U bring a grab bag gift. Admission $1.
tj, Dec- 31-
| War Veterans Paul Surenky Post No. 409 board
,-,sh War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary New Year's Eve par
lolda Meir Center. 8 p.m.
irUv. Jan. 2
wish Federation of Pinellas County Executive Committee
Eng, Golda Meir Center. 7:30 p.m.
ta. Jan. 3
t Candlelighting 5:30 p.m.
Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Sunday. Jan. 5
Ladies Auxiliary of Abe Ader Post No. 246 Jewisl
veterans presents "A Magic*1 '
Jewish Community Center. 8ie
Refreshments. Donation $1.50.
\?Tc PreSCntS ^'A Mapcal Chinei* Auction." 1-5 p.m
t7^ZT?:?'T; ?]67 Elbow Lane. St. Petersburg.
Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign Community Division
onter i raining'Assignment meeting.
Monday. Jan. 6
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary board meeting. Golda
Meir Center. 10 a.m.
Hadassah-North Pinellas Chapter board meeting.
Golda Meir Friendship Club business meeting, 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday. Jan. 7
Jewish War Veterans Samuel Kety Post monthly meeting.
Temple Ahavat Shalom. Palm Harbor, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Jan. 8
Hadassah-Clearwater Chapter. Board meeting. Fortune
Federal. 9:30 a.m.
Hadassah-Aliyah Group. Kerem Kayemeth Leisrael. a colonel
in the Israeli Army and special emissary with the Jewish Na-
tional Fund to speak. Home of Gerry Mensh. 2001 80th St. N.
St. Petersburg. 10 a.m. For more information, call 343-8714.
Hadassah- Shalom Group. Congregation B'nai Israel. 301 59th
St. N.. St. Petersburg. 12:30 p.m. Program: Precious Legacy'
slides and commentary by Max Halle on the exhibit of Judaic
treasures from Crecho-Slovak collection.
Hadassah-Aviva Group. Joy Katzen will present a program of
Yiddish. Israeli and popular music. Sunrise Savings and Loan
Community Room. 2525 South Pasadena Ave.. 6:30 p.m. board
meeting. 7:30 p.m. general meeting.
National Council of Jewish Women board meeting.
Congregation B'nai Israel. St. Petersburg. Adult Studies
Commission Filmmester series. 8 p.m. $3 for one night. $5 for
series.
Seminar by Rabbi Jan Bresky. Temple Ahavat Shalom. 1575
Curlew Road. Palm Harbor. 7:30 p.m. "What is Life*" Discus-
sion of test tube babies, abortion, euthanasia.
Tuesday. Jan. 9
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary paid-up membership
party.
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section board
meeting.
Friday. Jan. 10
Floridian Deadline Jan. 24 edition.
Shabbat Candlelightinjt 5:36 p.m.
ent Jewish Community Center News |n Remembrance:
NEW YEAR'S EVE
0VERNIGHTER
j plans are being made for
[KJCC's Babysitting/Over-
gt on New Year's Eve for
-en Kindergarten through
[Grade at the Kent Jewish
nunity Center. 1955 Virginia
Clearwater.
I program is offered as a ser-
|to the community because of
Kfficulty in obtaining babysit-
jsemces for New Yer's Eve.
|evening begins at 8 p.m. and
Klude exciting programs for
n. Snacks and breakfast
served and pickup is at 10
[New Year's Day.
j program will give children
tpportunity to spend New
fs Eve with children their
| age and allow parents to
1 a carefree evening. Fee for
[ivernight is $20 for the first
, and SIi' for each additional
in the same family.
fcase call the Kent Jewish
nunity Center at 736-1494 to
ister and for further
ation.
fcwiSH PROFESSIONAL
AND BUSINESS
WOMEN'S NETWORK
Jewish Professional and
Business Women's Network of
Pinellas County, in cooperation
with the Kent Jewish Community
Center, is holding its first meeting
on Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. at
the Kent JCC in Clearwater.
The topic of the first meeting
will be "How To Combine Suc-
cessful Professional and Family
Lives" and will be led by Susan
Alexander-Harriman, MSW. The
group's first planning meeting
will be held directly following the
discussion.
The Network plans to offer
many programs that are relevant
to Jewish professional women.
For more information, contact
David Seidenberg at 736-1494.
BABYSITTING COURSE
The KJCC is sponsoring a
babysitting course for all those 11
and older interested in becoming
certified and learning the proper
techniques of babysitting.
The course will be taught by an
instructor from the American Red
Cross. Class meets Wednesdays
from 7-9 p.m.. beginning Jan. 8
thru Jan. 29.
Class space is limited, so please
contact Caryn Perkins at
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TEEN/TWEEN MEETING
The monthly meeting of the
Teen Council will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 6-7:30
p.m. at the KJCC. 1955 Virginia
St. All teens 9- 12th grades are in-
vited for pizza and planning. Final
arrangements are being made for
the Dance and Overnighter on
Jan. 18.
Tween Council will meet on
Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m.
All kids grades 6-8th are invited to
the Kent JCC for planning and
pizza.
Please contact Caryn Perkins at
736-1494 for information and
reservations.
KJCC CUB SCOUT TROOP
The Kent Jewish Community
Center announces the Cub Scout
Troop will officially begin its
meetings on Thursday. Jtn. 9
from 7-8:30 p.m. at the KJCC on
Virginia and Hercules.
Any boys seven or older in the
third grade who are interested in
joining are invited to attend.
Contact Caryn Perkins at
736-1494 for further details.
ALL DAY PROGRAM JAN. 17
The Kent Jewish Community-
Center is sponsoring an All Day-
Program on Jan. 17. while school
is out. A fun-filled day is planned
for the kids and they must provide
their own dairy lunch and drink.
Snacks will be provided. Please
contact Caryn Perkins at
736-1494 for further information.
DANCE AND OVERNIGHTER
The Clearwater Council of
Jewish Youth are sponsoring a
Dance and Overnighter at the
Kent JCC. 1955 Virginia St.
Clearwater on Saturday night.
Jan. 18. The dance starts at 8 p.m.
and pickup time is 10 a.m. Sunday
morning at the Kent Center.
Music, games, movies and lots
more are planned. Cost is $5 in ad-
vance for the evening.
Contact Caryn Perkins for more
information and reservations, at
736-1494.
Low Inflation
Rise Noted
TEL AVIV-(JTA)-The con-
sumer price index rose by 0.5 per-
cent during November the
lowest monthly cost of living in-
crease in nine years, the Central
Bureau of Statistics announced
Sundav. The increase was due to
higher" costs of clothing and
footwear, health costs, and house
upkeep, including municipal
rates, offset by seasonal reduc-
tions in the price of fruit and
vegetables.
Ruth Watnick
It is with a deep sense of loss
and grief that the community
learned of the passing of Ruth
Watnick. Ruth, like her late hus-
band Morris, was a generous,
hard working, and selfless in-
dividual, who gave of herself for
many causes.
She knitted and crocheted
unceasingly for the Bay Pines
hospitalized veterans. Her ex-
quisie needlepoint resulted in rais-
ing large sums for the good works
of the Women's Auxiliary of the
Jewish War Veterans. Mrs. Wat-
nick was a member of Hadassah;
Women's American ORT; Temple
Beth-El; life member, board
member and trustee for the
Jewish Community Center; Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women
and the Auxiliary of Abe Ader
Post 246, Jewish War Veterans.
She received numerous awards
and recognition from not only
those organizations with which
she was affiliated but her good
Ruth Watnick
works were recognized by gover-
nors and by at least two United
States presidents.
Ruth was a very private person,
but her good deeds and mitzvahs
on behalf of world Jewry and
mankind, wherever she could
reach out, far exceeds any need
for platitudes.
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Rabbi Fights Discrimination
Continued From Page 1
complaint against the Department
of Corrections with the Equal
Employment Opportunity Com-
mission (EEOC). In addition, state
and federal officials are in-
vestigating why Bennan was
passed over.
Berman applied for the
chaplain's position last May, while
he was living in an area near Fort
Lauderdale. At the time, Berman
said he was serving as chaplain for
the Broward County Sheriffs
Department and for the Police
Department in Davie. He said he
also had been a chaplain for the
New York City Department of
Corrections.
Berman said he was surprised
that no one from the South
Florida Reception Center even
sent him a letter saying- he didn't
get the job.
State Rep. Peter Deutsch, D-
Sunrise. had written Berman a
letter of recommendation for the
chaplain's job. When Deutsch
heard that Berman never received
a reply, he called the department
and spoke to the Rev. William
Counselman, the chief chaplain.
Berman claims that
Counselman told Deutsch that
Jews aren't hired as chaplains
because most of the prisoners are
Christians and so it didn't make
sense.
In a sworn deposition last July
10, Counselman said, "There was
a legal opinion .. we're not to
use state funds for sectarian
employment of that nature. A sec-
tarian minister is going to be one
that is outside the mainstream of
the Christian faith .
It is interesting to note, Berman
said, that all 40 of the prison
chaplains are Protestants. "Why
aren't there any Catholic
chaplains?" Berman wonders.
"The job of the prison chaplain is
to minister to all prisoners
interdenominationally.''
The Anti-Defamation League in
Miami convinced Bennan that he
should take action to right the
wrong that had been done. Ber-
man said that a week after he filed
the complaint with the EEOC, he
received a letter from the Depart-
ment of Corrections saying they
would be happy to consider him
for all vacant Chaplain positions.
"I couldn't possibly take the jobs
they offered me. They were not
within commuting distance of St.
Petersburg," Berman said.
Berman's attorney, Donald
Papy, who handles a variety of
discrimination cases, said one of
the unusual aspects of this case is
the state's admission that it only
hired Protestants as chaplains.
"They considered all other
religions including Catholicism
outside the mainstream," Papy
said.
But s a result of Berman's com-
plaint the state has made moves
toward changing that policy, he
said.
Although the case remains
unresolved. Papy said, state does
"seem to be sincere" in wanting
to settle the issue.
One thing Berman did not ex-
pect from this incident is all of the
publicity it has generated.
Numerous articles and editorials
have been written in the St.
Petersburg Times and the Eivning
Independent. Berman was schock-
ed to receive a phone call from a
friend in New York who had read
about the case in a local New York
newspaper. The controversy had
been picked up by a national wire
service and written about in
papers throughout the country.
Several local television stations
also have done reports on the
dispute. All of this attention has
disrupted Berman's routine and
that of his congregation at Beth
Chai. "The congregation has been
very supportive," said Berman.
"They've tolerated the TV' cables
stretched through the synagogue
during my interviews because
they are proud that I am
fighting."
Berman is determined to see
this case of employment
discrimination through to the end.
"In life I don't like to make
waves," Berman said, "but to
make an omelette you have to
break a few eggs."
OFFICE MANAGER
***
Synagogue needs well organized individual
with strong bookkeeping background to
administer office operations approx. 30 hours
per week with half day on Friday.
Contact:
HAROLD GLASSER
531-1418 weekdays
Under Supervision Vaad Hakaahrut Plnallas County
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'The Congregation Beth Sholom'
1844-54th Street South. Qulfport
Cordially invites you to join our Bath Sholom Family In
attending our Sabbath services every Friday night at
8 o'clock in an atmoaphora of friendliness. Our services
are conducted by our spiritual leader, Rabbi
Israai Dvorkin.
Congregation Bath Sholom la an adult Conservative
Synagogue offering you both a spiritual and social
outlat, an activa Ladies' and Man's Club. Duaa of $150
par couple par yaar includaa tickets for the High
Holidays. For more information call the membership
Membership Chairman, Barnla Wolk at 360-1956.
Jewish
Film
Series
ALMONDS AND RAISINS
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc., Brandeis University Women
and the Golda Meir Center pre-
sent Almonds and Raisins, a
documentry of Yiddish cinema on
Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Safety
Harbor Spa, 105 Bayshore Drive,
Safety Harbor.
Almonds and Raisins is review-
ed by the New York Times as *'a
fascinating review of the
phenomenon of modern times
sired by a triumph of the young
century's technology, the talking
picture, in 1927 and strangled in
large part by the century's ability
to murder en masse most of those
who spoke Yiddish in Europe."
The documentary shows ex-
cerpts of Yiddish films of life in
Poland and wealth and poverty in
New York. Included also are snip-
pets from a Yiddish Western.
Reminises are shared by Her-
shel Bernardi. Leo Fuchs.
Seymour Rexite and Miriam
Kressyn.
The cost of the Yiddish film
which includes subtitled excerpts
is $3.50 at the door or $10 for a
series ticket which includes East
and West (Feb. 16). Mad Adven-
tures of Rabin Jacob (March 16)
and From Mao to Mozart: lsaat
Stern in China (April 6).
All films begin at 2 p.m. and
refreshments are included in the
price. Transportation will be pro-
vided upon request by calling
Golda Meir Center 461-0222.
NEW CLASSES BEGIN
IN JANUARY
A new session of classes will
begin at the Golda Meir Center in
early January. Popular courses of-
fered through the St. Petrsburg
Junior College are Conversational
and Intermediate Yiddish. Global
Problems, Great Decisions, and
Prescription for Health.
Three new courses are Travel
and Geopolitical Considerations,
Craft Workshop and Interper-
sonal Skills.
Once again the Golda Meir
Center will itself offer Prayerbook
Hebrew reading for beginners,
and Conversational Hebrew for
advanced students.
For additional information, call
Sue at the Golda Meir Center.
461-0222.
NEW YEARS
FESTIVITIES APPROACH
A New Year's Eve Day Party
will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday
Dec. 31. The celebrations will in-
clude champagne and
refreshments, and Manny
Schwartz will lead our revelers in
line dancing, square dancing,
games, and more. Prizes! Excite-
ment! Don't miss it! Transporta-
tion available.
GLEZELE TEY
Glezele Tey, on Wednesday.
Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Golda Meir
Center, will feature Vuma and
Max Zimmer. in a Yiddish musical
program, accompanied by Mildred
Lewis.
The Zimmers sing in the choir of
Temple Beth El at the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County, and at many organiza-
tional functions in the St.
Petersburg area. t
Additionally, Sylvia Sarill, will
recite Yiddish poetry that day.
The performance is open to the
public.
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