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Volume 7 Number 3
St Petersburg, Florid* Friday, February 7, 1986
Price 35 Centa
Campaign '86
Blue and White Ball
Is Saturday Night
Tel Mond children entertain Pinellas visitors last year.
Months of work by dedicated
committee members will
culminate Saturday, Feb. 8 in the
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
Blue and White Ball.
The ball is scheduled to begin at
7:15 p.m. at the Don CeSar Resort
Hotel, St. Petersburg Beach.
"It is going to be a Tery, very
beautiful evening," co-chairman
Marilyn LeVine said. "And we are
looking forward to our guest
speaker, Irving Bernstein."
Bernstein is former executive
vice chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal and served as ex-
ecutive officer for the American
Jewish community's principal
fund-raising agency for
humanitarian assistance to
Federation campaigns in the
United States, Israel and 88 other
nations throughout the world.
Dr. and Mrs. Morris Leviae
Mrs. LeVine and her husband,
Dr. Morris LeVine, are chaircou-
ple of the'86 Blue and White Ball
and are coordinating the event
with associate chaircouples Dr.
David and Elaine Wolstein and
Dr. Fred and Roz Lieberman.
The annual event is sponsored
by the Combined Jewish Appeal
campaign of the Pinellas County
Jewish Federation. Those who at-
tend must contribute a minimum
of $1,260 to the general campaign
in addition to the $100 price of the
As of press time, Mrs. LeVine
said 160 reservations has been
made and the committee hoped to
close out with a total 200.
Although the RSVP deadline is
past, Mrs. LeVine said anyone
still wishing to attend can still try.
"If they call the Federation office
(446-1088) on Friday (Feb. 7) we
may be able to get them in."
Even before the actual event,
Continued on Page 4
UJA Speaks Out For Project Renewal
Committee Reviews
Budget Request
Jews contributed $160.1 million
from 1979 through last month to
aid 66 distressed Israeli
neighborhoods twinned to U.S.
Jewish communities through Pro-
ject Renewal..
As successful as that effort
sounds and is, another $65 million
is needed for the historic project
to fully succeed and reach its goal.
Pinellas Jews, though the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, have committed
themselves to raising $400,000
over five years. That effort is
chaired locally by Pinellas Project
Renewal chairman Herb
Funds from the Pinellas effort
go directly to help the Project
Renewal community of Tel Mond,
which Pinellas has selected as its
Although Pinellas Jews have
been generous so far, Schwartz
says more pledges are needed if
Pinellas is to reach its goal.
Discussions with represen-
tatives of the UJA, the Jewish
Agency, neighborhood residents
and Israeli government represen-
tatives whose agencies serve the
Project Renewal neighborhoods
show that overall Project Renewal
has been highly successful.
Neighborhood visits confirm
thst testimony. Community
centers, new schools, paved roads
and cleaner streets have replaced
slum-like conditions. More impor-
tant, working-age adults have
received vocational and technical
training, job counseling and place-
ment. Homemakers have learned
how to help their families cope
and to supplement family income;
youngsters have adjusted through
pre-schools, teen-agers have un-
wound in athletic facilities and
senior residents have benefited
from recreational facilities.
It's all because of Project
Renewal, the partnership between
Israel and Jews of the Diaspora.
That project helps African and
Asian Jews who migrated to
Israel at a time when Israel was
not able to help them assimilate.
For years they have lived in Israel
but not as Israelis. Instead, they
have existed as islands outside the
Israeli mainstream, unable to help
themselves because of lack of
education and lack of knowledge
of the Israeli system.
Residents praise the project and
optimism has buoyed spirits.
On the other hand, progress has
not been uniform. Not all com-
munities have met their fund-
raising goals.
Sometimes neighborhood need
was underestimated or fund-
raising capacity was over-
estimated. The Israeli economic
crisis also he* intervened.
Two years ago, inflation was
200 percent a year, depreciating
dollars that had been converted to
shekels. A year ago Israel began
to pare its budget, but it exempted
the Project Renewal Program
from cuts (Israel provides about
half of the funding for Project
Defense costs now have forced
Israel to no longer exempt Project
Renewal from budget cuts, so con-
tributions from American Jews
are even more important.
Jews elsewhere in the Diaspora
aid 14 Project Renewal
neighborhoods. But three out of
every four Diaspora Jews live in
the United States, UJA research
shows, and they have the most
discretionary income.
"Of the 56 neighborhoods, 12
will 'graduate' from renewal this
spring," said Jane Sherman, UJA
national vice chairman and chair-
Continued on Page 3-
The Federation's Budget, Plan-
ning and Allocation Committee
under the leadership of Leonard
Seligman met Thursday, Jan. 23,
to review requests for financial
support from local agencies as
well as the United Jewish Appeal
and other national groups.
The Budget, Planning and
Allocation Committee is responsi-
ble for deciding how much of the
$1,450,000 the Federation hpes to
raise in its 1986 Combined Jewish
Appeal each organization should
Serving with Seligman on the
committee are: ElUiu Berman,
Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg, Roland
Fox, Stan Friefeld, Elisa
Greenberg, Emanuel Harris, Dr.
Allan Katz, Reva Kent, Larry
Krug, Irwin Miller, Stanley
Newmark, Scott Nicoletti, Loren
Pollack, Charles Rutenberg,
Suzanne Schechter, Edie
Seligman and Sidney Werner.
After reviewing each budget re-
quest, the committee makes
recommendations to the Federa-
tion's Executive Committee and
Last year along with its sizeable
contribution to the United Jewish
Appeal, the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County locally made ma-
jor allocations to its beneficiary
Len Seligman
agencies: Gulf Coast Jewish Fami-
ly Service, Pinellas Jewish Com-
munity Center, Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center and Pinellas
Jewish Day School.
Other beneficiaries of the
Federation's support in 1985 were
Hillel, the Koved Fund, the Hillel
School of Tampa and Neighborly
Senior Services.
Small allocations of between
$100 and $200 were made last
year to the Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles Council as well as about a
dozen national organizations in-
cluding the American Jewish Con-
gress, Anti-Defamation League,
Jewish War Veterans and Simon
Wiesenthal Center.
Jewish Day School Charter Renewed
Mark Silk, principal of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School, reports that the Jewish
Day School received a positive
evaluation from the Solomon
Schechter Association.
The school's Solomon
Schechter Charter has been
renewed, he added.
The evaluation took place
during the Spring of 1985. The
report received recently by the
school cites the Jewish Day
School's successes:
The excellent reputation
the school enjoys in the
The high level of achieve-
ment in general studies achiev-
ed by the students.
The introduction of a mid-
dle school program 1984-1985.
The inauguration of com-
puters in all of the classrooms.
The positive relationships
that exist among staff and bet-
ween the staff and the
The enrollment of students
not only from St. Petersburg
itself but from as far north as
Dunedin and as far south as
The specific elements of the
report were shared with the
Jewish Day School's Educa-
tion Committee on Tuesday,
Jan. 14.
Some of the recommenda-
tions for future growth have
already been addressed accor-
ding to Mark Silk. The Direc-
tor of General Studies position
has been increased to full time.
Filling that position is Dr.
Lenore Kopelovich. Further
recommendations concerned a
greater integration of general
and Jewish studies. The
Jewish Day School faculty
spent an entire in-service day
prior to the beginning of the
school year to plan and
brainstorm the inter-
relationships between the two
curriculums. The connections
are growing and are im-
plemented in a natural way.
Dr. Kopelovich cites one re-
cent example when the fourth
grade class wrote Haikus
about trees in English and
Hebrew for Tu B'Shvat.
The evaluation lauds Mark
Silk, Principal, for creating a
warm, intimate family-like at-
mosphere at the Jewish Day
School. "Silk's style of leader-
n combines a calming and
le influence with clear-cut
decision making. His sense of
community relations is
especially good, and he is able
to bring the Jewish Day School
to a position of respect in the
general community ..."
Among the challenges for
the future the report cites is
the school's continued growth,
the development of a larger
middle school, and the secur-
ing of an adequate facility to
accommodate its continued
growth in the student body.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County.


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Memo from the President
The Bible has significant
references to "coming of age."
The patriarch Isaac comes of age.
Joseph cornea of age. Moses comes
of age by going out to meet his
brothers and seeing their burdens.
The Jewish people come of age for
the first time as a people when at
Sinai, through the receiving of the
Torah, they define their collective
identity, their sense of purpose
and their mission. They respond
collectively and in a united man-
ner for the first time as a people
when they say, "Na'aseh" ("We
will do!") "v'nishma" ("and we
will adhere!").
The coming of age in the Jewish
vernacular is best evidenced by
deeds individual and collective
deeds. We best demonstrate our
maturity as a people through par-
ticipation and cooperation in
mutually supportive, responsible
It was only "yesterday" that we
celebrated the jubilee anniversary
of the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions, the collective instrument of
the Jewish federated movement
of North America. In 1985 we
celebrated the 90th anniversary of
the founding of the first two
Jewish Federations on this conti-
nent the Combined Jewish
Philanthropies of Greater Boston
and the Jewish Federation of
Our forebearers came together
90 years ago in a sense of
"yachad," or togetherness. They
came together 50 years ago to
federate the Federations. All
were driven by a compelling com-
mitment to tzedakah philan-
thropy. Philanthropy was the
focus of the day, for the Federa-
tions were to provide the
resources to meet the needs of
brothers and sisters in their
midst, the needs of new arrivals
who wanted to succeed.
With the passage of only a few
years, the thrust of this proven
federated system was turned to
rescue the rescue of Jews in
need, the rescue of oppressed
Jews on the move in threatened
Jewish communities. This rescue
effort began in the '30s and
culminated after World War II,
with the establishment of the
State of Israel and the massive
rescue of Jews, the saving rem-
nant, from threat and oppression
to safe haven in Eretz Yisrael.
Both of these commitments
to philanthropy and to rescue
are as relevant and operative and
timely today, in 1986, as they
were 90 years ago at the turn of
the century, as they were 40 years
ago at the end of World War II.
We can take great pride as a
Stanley Newmark
federated movement, as responsi-
ble leaders, in our participation in
the varied relief and rescue pro-
grams of 1985 most particularly
the miraculous, spectacular
"Operation Moses," the achieve-
ment of saving our Ethiopian
brothers and sisters, in concert
with our partners, the govern-
ment of the United States, the
government of Israel, the Jewish
Agency, the synagogue communi-
ty and the United Jewish Appeal.
We are proud, not only of our
relief effort this past year for star-
ving Ethiopians, but of the in-
dividual and collective Federation
responsibility recently manifested
when our neighbor to the south
Mexico suffered a terrible ear-
thquake and disaster. Nor ought
we for a moment to overlook the
ongoing responsibilities we have
to the poor and the near-poor in
our midst, in our communities and
in our nations. Their needs are our
needs, their suffering is our suf-
fering and their cries must con-
stantly and consistently be ex-
pressed by us, for we represent
the voices of the mute the
voices of the silent and the near-
Relations Topic of
Young Leadership
The Young Leadership
Development Division of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County will be holding its next
program on Sunday, Feb. 16, at
the home of Dr. David and Bar
bara Mokotoff of Seminole.
The program for the evening
will be coordinated by Rabbi Ira
Youdovin, and will have as its
theme "Black-Jewish Relations."
For more information concern-
ing Young Leadership Develop-
ment and its upcoming programs
please contact the Federation Of-
fice, 446-1033.
at the Concord
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The observance of tra-
dition, the magnificence
of the Sedorim, the beauty
of the Services, the bril-
liance of the Holiday Pro-
Cantor Hermon
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Symphoic Chorale, di-
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and Don Vogel, to officiate
ot the Services ond
Outstanding leaders
from Government, Press,
the Arts and Literature.
Great films. Music doy and
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Special programs for tots,
tweeners and teens.
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Israeli author Danny Pinkas
will be a resident in our communi-
ty for a week beginning Feb. 19,
announced Reva Kent, Stanley
Newmark and Charles Rutenberg,
campaign coordinators for the
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
Mr. Pinkas is well known in
many communities in the United
States having visited them on
several occasions. His purpose in
coming to our community is to
enhance public relations between
Israel and Pinellas County and to
visit Jews on an individual basis to
talk to them about their role in
helping the Jewish community,
locally, nationally, overseas and in
Mr. Pinkas was born in Israel in
1931. His family emigrated from
Europe to Palestine in 1909. At
the age of 16i he joined the
Hagana underground navy smug-
gling Jewish refugees and
weapons from Europe into
Palestine. Later, he joined the
Israeli navy when the War of In-
dependence began in 1948.
He served in five wars. In 1967
after the Sue Day War, he was ap-
pointed to write the official
military history of what took place
on the Egyptian front. He served
as the public relations adviser to
many Israeli political officials, in-
cluding First Israeli Prime
Minister Ben-Gurion and current
Prime Minister Shimon Peres. He
worked for Israeli newspapers for
a number of years.
He has devoted his time ex-
clusively for the past few years as
an author. His last book was
published in the United States and
10 other countries, titled "Shulah
Code Name the Pearl." It was a
biography of a woman spy work-
ing on behalf of the Israeli govern-
ment in the Middle East. Recent-
ly, he finished writing another
book, which deals with the rela-
tions between the Intelligence
Services all over the world. He
has recently published a paper for
Hebrew University on Russian
Danny and his wife Varda are
the parents of three children.
Those individuals wishing to
meet with Mr. Pinkas while he is
in our community should call Paul
Levine, executive director of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, at 446-1033.
Division Chairmen Chosen
Lou and Lil Rosen of Seminole
and Al Sulkes of Clearwater will
chair the South County and North
County divisions, respectively of
the Community Division for the
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
campaign, Community Division
Chairman Dave Bowman
The Rosens have lived in
Pinellas County for eight years
and are members of Congregation
B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg. A
retired social studies teacher from
Cleveland, Lou is a member of the
synagogue board and Adult
Studies Commission. He is a
member of the Board of Directors
of the Federation and is currently
organizing a speaker's bureau.
Lou also serves on the Education
Committee of the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School. Lil is a
member of Sisterhood and a past
president of Hadassah, currently
serving as vice president of educa-
tion for the Hadassah Shalom
Group and chapter secretary. The
1986 campaign marks the third
year that the Rosens have chaired
the South County/Condo Division.
Al Sulkes, a regional director
for Partners National Health Plan
in Tampa, is a past president of
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater,
and currently teaches a Senior
Study Class at the temple. Al also
is a past vice president of UHAC.
Al is soon-to-be installed as the
Tampa Bay Area University
Alumni Association president and
serves as the alumni association's
scholarship chairman for the
Al and his wife, Zena, director
of education at Temple B'nai
Israel, have two children.
Legislative Breakfast Planned
The Government Affairs Com-
mittee of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County is making final
plans for its annual Legislative
Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 25 at
the Golda Meir Center.
Elihu Berman, chairman of the
committee, is pleased to announce
that chairing the event will be Ron
Weissman of St. Petersburg. Ron
and his wife, Jane, have three
children; Jason, Stacy and Sherri
and are members of the Con-
gregation B'nai Israel. The
Weissmans have lived in St.
Petersburg for seven years, hav-
ing moved from New Orleans.
Ron is a native of Tampa. He is
vice president of Crest Cabinet
and a long-time member of the
Government Affairs Committee.
At the Legislative Breakfast
members of the Federation and its
agencies will be meeting with
Pinellas County legislators and
their aides to discuss concerns and
interest of the Jewish
The Government Affairs Com-
mittee is a conduit with which the
Federation and legislators can
communicate with each other on
mutual concerns. For more infor-
mation on the Legislative
Breakfast and the Government
Affairs Committee please contact
the Federation office, 446-1033.
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nity Mourns Murray Jacobs
Friday, February 7, 1986/The Jewiah Floridian of PineUaa County Page 3
The PineUaa Jewish community
suffered a tremendous loss Jan.
29 with the death of Murray M.
Jacobs, a longtime leader, active
in Jewish and community affairs.
Mr. Jacobs had long been involv-
ed in programs and charities to
help those in need.
Mr. Jacobs, 66, and his wife,
Jackie, lived on Sun Island Drive
S in South Pasenda.
"Murray Jacobs was a hard-
working, self-made business
leader who worked himself to the
top but never forget what it
meant to take care of someone in
the Jewish community who was
suffering," said Michael Berns-
tein, executive director of the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service. "It
was no surprise that in response
to his inspiration, vitality and
warmth he was unanimously
chosen to be our president
"How fitting that the Murray
M. Jacobs Treatment Center,
which helps to rehabilitate and
house individuals who would
otherwise be trapped in state in-
stitutions is named in tribute to
such a man," Bernstein added.
Mr. Jacobs' association with the
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
was just one of his numerous roles
in the Jewish community.
In 1965 he was honored by the
Jewish Theological Seminary as a
special resident and was named
B'nai B'rith's Man of the Year in
1967. In 1967, he also became
secretary-treasurer of the 58th
Street Land Company, a company
formed to acquire land that was
later donated for the construction
of Menorah Center. He later serv-
ed as vice president of the Center
and was also a founder of
Menorah Manor.
He was vice president and chair-
man of the board of Congregation
B'nai Israel from 1960 to 1964
and president from 1965 to 1966.
He served as president of the
Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County from 1969-1971.
In 1972 he became president of
the Jewish Community Council
and was instrumental in forming
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
He was also cofounder of the
Council of Synagogues.
In 1979 while he was JCC presi-
dent and his wife was Sisterhood
president, the two visited Israel as
delegates of the World Council of
Synagogues and met with then
Prime Minister Golda Meir. They
were instrumental in starting the
first Conservative synagogue in
Israel, in Tihek Ashkelon.
Long a supporter of Israel, Mr.
Scottsdaie, Arizona
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Jacobs was also concerned that
Israel remain strong and her
children be well-educated. Along
those lines, he spearheaded the
organization of a men's chapter of
ORT in St. Petersburg.
He recently was appointed by
Gov. Bob Graham to his fourth
term on the Pinellas County Hous-
ing Authority. Jacobs served for
three years as chairman of the
Authority and most recently as its
vice chairman. The Housing
Authority oversees government
programs for low-income housing.
Mr. Jacobs was also a member
of the St. Petersburg Area
Chamber of Commerce's Better
Business Solicitation Develop-
ment Committee and the Commit-
tee of 100 of Pinellas County.
He was a 32nd degree Mason
and a Shriner.
The Jacobs arrived in Pinellas in
1946 from Brooklyn fulfilling a
dream "to live in the sunny
South," and opened "Jackie and
Murray's Sunset Beach
Playground," a bar and
restaurant and an adjoining ser-
vice station.
A year later he changed
businesses becoming St.
Petersburg's first wholesale rub-
ber products distributor. He
operated the family-owned
Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc.
in St. Petersburg for nearly 40
Survivors include his wife, Jac-
queline F., two sons, William and
Robert, and a granddaughter Ab-
by, all of St. Peterburg.
The family suggests that
memorials be made to Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel or Menorah
Outreach Program
Focuses On
American Jewry
A series of four lectures on
"The Condition of American
Jewry Today" will be presented at
synagogues in St. Petersburg,
Clearwater and Tampa as part of
hti8 year's Outreach Program
Tampa Bay.
The lectures by Dr. Jack Wer-
theimer, assistant professor in the
Department of Jewish History at
the Jewiah Theological Seminary
of America, are being sponsored
by the seminary, Southeast
Regional Rabbinical Assembly
and the Southeast Regional
United Synagogue of America.
Rabbi Jacob Luski of Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg
is the coordinator for the
The schedule of lectures are:
Monday, Feb. 10: "The Creation
of American Jewry." Congrega-
tion Beth Shalom, 1325 S. Belcher
Road, Clearwater, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11: "The
Religious Life of the American
Jew." Congregation Kol Ami,
3939 Moran Road, Tampa, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12: "Anti-
Semitism American Style."
Congregation B'nai Israel, 301
59th St. N., St. Petersburg, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13: "American
Jewry to the End of the Century."
Congregation Rodeph Shalom,
2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, 8
All lectures are free and open to
the public and a social hour will be
held each evening at the host
The lectures can be attended in-
dividually. However, together the
lectures make up a mini-course
and a certificate of completion will
be awarded all those who attend
the entire lecture series.
For transportation and addi-
tional information, call any of the
four participating synagogues
listed above.
Pinellas Exceeds
'85 UJA Goal
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County was one of the on-
ly two dozen communities nation-
wide to exceed its suggested goal
in 1985 in making cash contribu-
tions to the national United
Jewish Appeal, according to
figures released by UJA National
Chairman Alex Grass.
Pinellas County's 1985 cash con-
tribution to UJA was $703,837.
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County Executive Director Paul
Levine credited Cash Chairman
Irwin Miller with spearheading
the Pinellas success.
Still, Miller said, some people
have not paid their pledges. Each
day, those pledges go unpaid,
Jews in need here and around the
world go without, he said.
Nationally, the UJA cash total
of $400.8 million for 1985 set a
new peacetime record.
"This was a landmark year,"
Grass said.
He noted that the same level of
intensity is needed for this year's
"A strong and vibrant cam-
paign is the most successful and
effective method to increase the
potential for cash collection," he
said. Conversely, a strong collec-
tion effort is the most successful
and effective method to increase
the potential for stronger
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Lion of Judah Chairwoman
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woman Edie Seligman hosted Ap-
preciation Day for Lions of Judah
with a private guided tour of the
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine
Arts and champagne luncheon at
the President's Club.
The 15 people in attendance
were taken on a fascinating and
educational tour featuring a
Steuben Glass collection and
Ukiyo-e Japanese Prints.
At the luncheon, the Lions of
Judah those women who have
pledged a minimum of $5,000 to
the 1986 Women's Division of the
Combined Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign were recognized, with
particular mention made of three
new Lions. They are: Jeannette
Albert, Edie Loebenberg and
Laura Rutenberg.
Also recognized was Thelma
Rothman who received her ruby
pin for the commitment to pledge
$10,000 to the Women's Division
Featured at the luncheon was a
talk by Bobbie Saphier of
Sarasota, president of the
Sarasota-Manatee Women's Divi-
sion, who gave an update on Pro-
ject Renewal and the progress of
our "twin" city of Tel Mono.
Mrs. Saphier's husband, Jay, is
chairman of the Project Renewal
Cluster, which includes Sarasota-
Manatee, Pinellas, Naples,
Gainesville and Tallahassee. She
has made several visits to Israel
and so was able to share her
firsthand experience at seeing the
growth in Tel Mond.
Following Mrs. Saphier's talk,
Marion Joseph was recognized as
a Ketuba recipient for making a
$2,500 pledge to the Women's
Division Project Renewal cam-
paign. The symbolic Ketuba ex-
presses a "covenant of
faithfulness with the people of
The lion of Judah attending the
museum tour and luncheon were:
Jeannette Albert, Loretta
Friefeld, Elisa Greenberg, Reva
Kent, Freda Levine, Sonya Miller,
Thelma Rothman, laa Rutenberg,
Suzanne Schechter, Edie
Seligman and Betty Sembler.
Project Renewal
Continued from Page 1
man of the Project Renewal cam-
paign. "But 15 communities clear-
ly need much more funding. Addi-
tionally, three neighborhoods
(Mevasseret Zio near Jerusalem,
Yavne in the Negev and Riahon
Mizrach near Tel Aviv) still need a
U.S. community partner to
receive funding."
Mrs. Sherman, who visited
Pinellas last year to kick-off the
local Pinellas Project Renewal
campaign, urged Jews to Project
Renewal contribute through their
local federations.
The Project Renewal Campaign
is running concurrently with the
'86 CJA campaign, but is separate
from it. Contributions to Project
Renewal should be over and above
your CJA campaign if the CJA
campaign is to meet its service
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***** 4 ,7* Jewigh Flo" A Tribute To The Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service Board
Executive Director
A Jewish Family Service
represents a 5,000-year-old
history of caring and sharing for
the Jewish community. The first
JFS, over 150 years ago, began
helping Jewish immigrants in
need of food, shelter, clothing,
shoes and other survival
From The Rabbi's Desk
The Rebirth Of The
Jewish Religion
Judaism is dying in America.
Even with added converts, the
Jewish population is in deep
decline. We now represent only
3.2 percent of the American
population. Of 1,200 Reform rab-
bis 600 refuse to serve in con-
gregations. The Conservative
movement is placing Reform rab-
bis in its pulpits because of a shor-
tage of Conservative rabbis.
Almost 60 percent of American
Jews are unaffiliated. Less than
one percent of American Jews at-
tend services regularly.
I believe this problem can be
reduced to one essential factor:
the death of Judaism as a religion.
Judaism today is an ethnic and
cultural group. Jews eat certain
foods, speak Yiddish, or dance the
hora. Judaism today is a nationali-
ty. Jews claim a certain loyalty to
the land of Israel. Judaism today
is a social group. Jews want to
have contact with other Jewish
But all of these activities are
secondary when compared to
religion. Jewish ethnicity, culture
and even a nationalism make
sense only in the light of religion.
Religion tells us who we are and
defines our relationship with the
^ universe. Religion tells us how to
behave and why. Religion tells us
what to expect during our brief
span on earth and our rapidly im-
pending death. Nothing can give
us inner peace, true shalom, other
than religion.
The Jewish religion is the
greatest religious system in the
history of the world. It teaches
three essential ideas. First, God
exists. "Hear 0 Israel the Lord is
our God, the Lord is One." The ex-
istence of God is a reality most
Jews today question or reject. If
this trend continues, it will be the
root of our demise.
Secondly, prayer is the vehicle
Rabbi Jan Bresky
to God. Judaism has always
taught that we can experience and
understand God through prayer.
When I say prayer, I do not mean
the keva or set prayers. Rather, I
mean the prayers of the heart.
Thirdly, ethics follow an ex-
perience of God and prayer.
Ethics makes sense only in the
light of God. Secular humanistic
ethics fail because they have no
authoritative basis. Only our
theistic ethics gives us the
authority to make life decisions.
The three most prevalent ideas of
Jewish theistic ethics are love,
tolerance and a philosophy of in-
flicting little or no harm to other
When we return to these basic
elements of Jewish faith and
spirituality, the Jewish people will
celebrate a great rebirth. A return
to these basic and fundamental
concepts will ensure that a Jewish
Golden Age in America awaits us
in the future.
Blue and White Ball
Continued from Page 1:
Mrs. LeVine said she knew it was
going to be a success, just from
the amount of hard work put in by
all the committees and committee
"My husband and I and the
Liebermans and Wolsteins are
very grateful for the support we
have had and all the hard work by
everyone involved. There're too
manv individuals to name them
all, But we are grateful to each
and every one."
"The annual Blue and White
balls are always a grand social
event," Mrs. LeVine said, "but
more importantly they are also a
major fund-raiser for the Combin-
ed Jewish Appeal. The work by
the many committee members and
the pledges by those attending
help significantly to aid Jews in
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Volume 7
28 SHEVAT 5746
Number 3
James Soble
The 1980s have been a turbulent
decade for Jews at home in
Pinellas County and around the
world. The decade has brought
financial crises of bankruptcy and
unemployment for many families
previously untouched by financial
turmoil. The separation of a large
number of Jewish elderly from
their children, who often live
thousands of miles away, con-
tributes to the crisis and anxiety
experienced during a financial,
physical and/or psychiatric
What makes a JFS "special" is
not only in providing services but
in the context of a committed pro-
fessional staff and special partner-
ship with a microcosm of the
Jewish community, namely, our
Board of Directors.
James Soble, Esq., president,
encourages participation through
his own personal example of giv-
ing time unselfishly to those in
need. "In working with Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, it reminds
you every day how vital our
Jewish Federation is at home and
overseas," he says.
Under the leadership of Marc
Silverman, Esq., vice-president,
the Board offers free legal
assistance for families in need.
Anne and Morris Kahana,
chairpersons of the Volunteer
Committee, among other pro-
grams, organize and distribute
Kosher food and toys at Chan-
nukah time or locate furniture or
clothing for a Jewish family in
need. Freida Sohon, chairperson
of the Planning Committee, works
in partnership with board
members, businesswoman Jenny
Kleinfeld, and Social Service pro-
fessional, Len Apter, to plan for
the unmet needs of clients. Im-
mediate Past President, Harry
Green, remains actively involved
as Chairman of the Housing Com-
mittee and inspects all JFS
facilities where clients live on a
regular basis. President
Emeritus, Murray Jacobs and
wife, Jacquie, work on a commit-
tee to match the Jewish
unemployed with prospective
Jewish employers.
Close links with Jewish Day
School, Menorah Manor, Golda
Meir Center, JCCs and communi-
ty Rabbis are always rated a high
priority by staff and Board alike.
Board members represent
membership to all community
synagogues and temples.
An example of such a link is the
participation of Florence Fayer. A
former educator, Mrs. Fayer has
served as secretary and remains
an active Board member with Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service. Her
involvement with numerous
Jewish organizations like the Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women
and active participation in Temple
Beth-El, personifies a special com-
mitment to the Jewish
The administrative staff are ex-
tremely appreciative of the in-
valuable time given by members
of the Board of Gulf Coast JFS.
An example is the involvement ol
Bill Israel as Finance Committee
Chairperson and Ruth Dikman,
treasurer, and Sid Mitchell. Their
caliber of expertise and commit-
ment in providing assistance and
advice concerning financial mat-
ters to Gulf Coast, one of the
largest Jewish communal agen-
cies in the Southeast, is one of the
reasons Gulf Coast is recognized
statewide by the Florida Associa-
tions of Jewish Federations as one
of the most acceptable and cost-
effective agencies. Professionals
like Leonard Schlesinger, M.D.,
Louis Belinson, M.D., and Harold
Rivkind, PhD, add to this reputa-
tion by serving as advisers and
consultants, assuring the highest
standards of professional plann-
ing and care to those in need.
New Board member, Susan
Diner recognizes the need for
education efforts in the communi-
ty regarding available services.
She coordinates legislative efforts
advocating protection of those in
Ellen Glassman has assisted in
cutting through red tape to assist
immigrants, coordinating publici-
ty efforts with Board member,
Ollie Blue and serving as
secretary for the Board.
Len Apter, as County Ad-
ministrator and Board Member
assists staff by advising of oppor-
tunities and regulations regarding
the application for Jewish clients
in need of benefits, emergency
housing, food and health care in
the local area.
As each of us in the Jewish com-
munity begin 1986, we can take a
moment to pause, reflect and be
grateful that these individuals
have continued health and
strength to continue a lifestyle
which includes caring, sharing,
and personal involvement to assist
those in the Jewish community in
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice is a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Jewish Family Service
Regional Association Formed
Executive directors and Jewish
communal staff from Pinellas
County as well as Tampa. Orlan-
do, Sarasota and Jacksonville met
and formed a regional association
known as the North/Central
Florida Association of Jewish
Family Services.
Michael Bernstein, executive
director of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service was asked to serve
as chairman for the Association in
its first year. In writing of associa-
tion goals, Bernstein explains the
purpose of the Regional Associa-
tion is to share administrative
resources, clinical issues, program
concepts and other topics which
will maximize the quality and ef-
fectiveness of each Jewish Family
It is clear to Mike Bernstein,
and Gulf Coast staff members Iris
Lee, Phyllis Abrams and Shirley
Serbell that these regional
meetings are genuinely needed.
"As communities we share
special problems and cir-
cumstances for planning which
are different even from South
Florida. For example, our com-
munities have a Jewish population
between 10,000 and 15,000 and
are all experiencing explosive
growth with limited financial
resources and a trend towards
Michael Bernstein
specialized services to the Jewisn
elderly," Bernstein noted.
Bernstein said it was a personal
honor to be selected by his col-
leagues to chair the association
and plans to develop meaningful
It is clear that the Jewish com-
munal workers and our Jewish
Family Service agencies have a
personal commitment to meet the
pressing needs of our community
in the best manner, he said.
Speaker's Bureau
To Be Formed -

Lou Rosen has encountered
many questions and much interest
about Judaism from Gentiles in
this community. In an attempt to
"give people answers," Lou has
decided to form a speaker's
bureau, under the auspices of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Lou, a Federation board
member for five years, would like
to develop a brochure about" the
speaker's bureau to send out to
local dubs and organizations.
"I see a big need for
knowledgeable Jewish people to
get.out into the community. Peo-
ple are interested in finding out
who Jews are, what they do and
what they believe," Lou said.
Lou has been invited and has
spoken to several churches about
various Jewish holidays. He has
also taken church groups to at-
tend Snabbat services at his
synagogue, Congregation B'nai
Israel m St. Petersburg.
''People are curious," Lou said.
We need to give them answers."
If you are knowledgeable about
Jewish life and tradition and
would like to serve on the
speaker's bureau, Lou Rosen
along with Sophie Glasgow, could
use your help.
If you feel uncomfortable speak-
ing in front of a group, but would
like to help coordinate this pro-
ject, those skills are needed also.
Call the Federation office at
446-1033 or Lou Rosen at
546-5121 to volunteer your time
and talents.
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Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Ckaarwater. Florida 33575
(813) 736-1494
The Kent Jewish Community
Center is sponsoring a course on
"Jewish Values and American
Social Issues" beginning Monday,
Feb. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Kent JCC in Clearwater.
The 10-session course is on
cassette tapes by lecturer Albert
Vorspan, vice president of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations (Reform) and Director
of its Commission on Social Ac-
tion. The course deals with war
and peace, civil rights, poverty,
economic justice, religious liberty
and other American social issues
and how Jewish values relate to
them. Each lecture will take 20
minutes and students will be en-
couraged to contribute their views
in the discussion that will follow.
Dr. Jack Schulman, who recent-
ly moved to Clearwater from
Great Neck, N.Y. will be the
discussion leader. Dr. Schulman
received his doctorate in educa-
tion from New York University in
1955. Since his retirement in 1970
from a professional career as
educational consultant, he has
devoted his leisure time to an in-
tensive cultivation of a long-
standing interest in Jewish life
and letters.
Dr. Schulman has served on the
editorial advisory council of
"Jewish Currents" since 1975 and
is an occasional contributor to the
magazine. He is the senior editor
of Pride and Protest: Ethnic Roots
in America, an anthology of
ethnic literature which illuminates
the resurgence of ethnic con-
sciousness during the '60s and
'70s among Third World peoples
and white ethnics in our nation.
He has also written "The Jews of
Great Neck: A Heritage Affirm-
ed," a chapter in Ethnicity in
Suburbia: The Long Island
Registration is free and open to
persons of all faiths. For informa-
tion call 736-1494.
The Kent JCC invites all boys in
grades K-2 to join them with a
parent on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30
p.m. at Storm's on Gulf-to-Bay.
Fees are $2 per person members;
$3 non-members.
Call Caryn Perkins at 736-1494
for reservations.
The Kent JCC is sponsoring an
Open House for its Day Camp on
Sunday, Feb. 16 from 1 to 2:30
p.m. at the Kent JCC at 1955
Virginia Street, Clearwater.
The Open House will give the
opportunity to prospective Day
Camp parents to learn aobut the
Center's camps and to take advan-
tage of the Early Bird discount
which expires on the same day.
The Kent JCC Day Camp will
run programs for children 4 years
old to high school age.
For more information on the
Open House or Day Camp, call
David Seidenberg at 736-1494.
The Kent JCC will have all day
programs on Feb. 20 and 21 at the
Center on 1955 Virginia Street,
Clearwater, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
for K-5 grades.
Please call Caryn Perkins for
further details on this All Day pro-
gram at 736-1494.
Cost for each day is $12 for
members; $15 non-members.
Register soon, as space may be
The TWEEN Council of the
Kent JCC is having a Roller
Skating and Ice Cream Party on
Saturday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 11:30
All TWEENS in grades 6-8 are
invited. Cost for the evening is $5.
Meet at Ahavat Shalom then
leave for AstroSkate.
Call Caryn Perkins for at
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Miami Beach Phone 1-305-53*-3434 or Write
736-1494 your reservations.
Tiny Tots Bunch for 2- and
3-year-olds will be held Feb. 28
from 10-11:80 am. Bring Mom or
Dad for a fun morning. Play
games, sing songs, tell stories and
have special refreshments.
Fee is $3 for pair members, $4
per pair non-members. Advance
registration required. Call
736-1494 now.
All children 4 and 5 years old
are urged to bring Mom or Dad
for lunch after Sunday school on
Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Kent JCC.
There will be arts and crafts,
games, storytime, and lots more.
Fee for members $4/Pair; $5/Pair
Please call Caryn Perkins at
736-1494 for reservations.
The Jewish Business and Pro-
fessional Women's Network of
Pinellas County, in cooperation
Bar Mitzvah
David Horowitz, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Herb Horowitz, will be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
Feb. 15 at Temple Ahavat Shalom
in Palm Harbor.
David is a student in the Helen
S. and Frank A. Weaner religious
school. He attends Palm Harbor
Middle School where he is in the
eighth grade. David is a member
of the honor society and is active
in baseball, soccer, tennis and
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Horowitz
will host a reception on Feb. 15 at
Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Spr-
ings. Special guests will include
Rabbi and Mrs. Jan Bresky,
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Horowitz and friends and
relatives from New York, New
Jersey and Miami.
with the Kent JCC in Clearwater
is sponsoring a program on Time
Management on Thursday, Feb.
27 at 7:80 p.m. at the Kent JCC.
The program will include net-
working and refreshments with
the Time Management discussion
beginning at 8 p.m.
A planning meeting to discuss
future events and programs has
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lations, Organizations Events
"Circle of Comfort"
Your loved one has died. You
feel devastated, lonely. You are
experiencing life's most difficult
situation, you are at the same time
expected to continue, go on with
your life, but how? With your
understandable heartache you
overlook the heightening of your
isolation. Is this grief process nor-
mal? How do others cope?
As part of their continued con-
cern for the families they serve
along with others in the communi-
ty who are in this same predica-
ment, Beth David Chapel, Jewish
Funeral Directors present the
"Circle of Comfort.,,
This program is for those who
are in the process of gaining ac-
ceptance of the experience of the
loss of a beloved. This gives in-
dividuals the opportunity to share
their feelings with others facing
this same difficult period in their
life. The "Circle of Comfort" will
be held Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at
the Beth David Chapel, 4100 16th
St. North in St. Petersburg. This
event will be conducted by
Frederick P. Lue M.Ed, who is a
licensed family therapist with
over 10 years experience of work-
ing with families in transition.
There will be refreshments and
admission is free. For more infor-
mation or to RSVP please contact
Beth David Chapel, 521-2444.
Mix and Mingling
Evening awaits you when you
join the Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles at Bennigan's at
Crossroads for an evening of mix-
ing, mingling and dancing. The
back room is all ours 7:30 p.m.
to midnight complete with rais-
ed dance floor and special
Bennigan's disc jockey will pro-
vide the music. Special menu ser-
vice and cash bar will be available.
Cost $4 at the door.
Bennigan's is located in the
Crossroads Plaza, 2126 Tyrone
Blvd., St. Petersburg. For more
details, contact Sandy at
"Getting Closer" Seminar
Educator and author Ellen
Rosenberg will present a
stimulating program entitled
"Getting Closer How children
really feel about growing up; How
we can help them feel better."
The program, sponsored by Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women,
Suncoast Section, will be held on
Thursday evening, Feb. 27 from
7:30-9 p.m. at the Tyrone Middle
School, 6421 22nd Ave. N., St.
Mrs. Rosenberg offers expan-
sive insight into how children real-
ly feel about growing up and what
is essential for them to know.
"Getting Closer" is an active per-
sonal dialogue where parents,
teachers and other adults can
anonymously ask questions,
discuss concerns, share ideas and
develop skills that can make a dif-
ference in their personal and fami-
ly relationships.
In 1976, Mrs. Rosenberg
presented her first program for
children in response to the stag-
gering number of her college
students who expressed in-
securities, lacked self-confidence
and experienced alienation and
difficulties in coping with day-to-
day experiences.
She is the author of "Growing
Up Feeling Good," the first com-
plete growing up handbook for
children, and "Getting Closer," a
handbook that helps parents bet-
ter understand and get closer to
their children.
An educator since 1965, she has
taught health, family life and
human sexuality at the college
level for 12 years. She received a
BS from Tufts University, a MS in
Education from Hofstra Universi-
ty and is certified as a sex
educator by the American
Association of Sex Educators,
Counselors and Therapists.
A donation of $5 is suggested
for the "Getting Closer" program
and reservations can be made by
sending a check payable to Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women
to: Ms. Beverly Mitlin, P.O. Box
3361, St. Petersburg, FL
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Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Golda Meir Center and the Sun-
coast Chapter of Brandeis Univer-
sity National Women's Commit-
tee is sponsoring a series of
nostalgic Yiddish films. They will
be shown on one Sunday a month
at the Safety Harbor Spa. The
cost for each film is $3.50.
Films remaining in the series
Feb. 16: "East and West" is a
1923 film starring Molly Picon
and her husband, Jacob Kalish.
Here is an amusing story of an
American garment manufacturer
who takes his fun-loving daughter
to his native town in Poland for a
family wedding.
Havdala Service
The Nursery School children of
the Pauline Rivkind Preschool,
and the K'tonton classes of the
Pauline Rivkin Talmud Torah,
consisting of children ages 3
through 7, will experience a Hav-
dala service at the conclusion of
Shabbat, Feb. 8, beginning at 6
The children and their parents
will sing Shabbat songs, hear a
Sabbath story, an explanation of
Havdala and will then take part in
the ritual chanting of Havdala.
The service will be followed by
snacks and greetings. Then ser-
vice will be led by Rabbi Jacob
Luski and Cantor Irving Zummer.
The teachers are Beverly Sher-
man, Director, Claire Yogman,
Paula Dangler, Sylvia Maddalena
and Lynn Watson, K'tonton,
which is Kindergarten, first and
second grades, are led by Helen
Wertel, Claudette Kobin, and An-
nette Tomar.
Grand Flea Market to be held
Sunday morning, Feb. 23, in the
Fellowship Hall of Congregation
B'nai Israel is to be sponsored by
both Sisterhood and the Mitzvah
Men's Club. The Flea Market is an
all day affair with men and women
participating in every booth in-
cluding a refreshment stand. San-
dy Lubisco and John Sommella
are co-chairing this event. They
say that there will be large items
and small as well as clothes,
books, and utensils,. Anybody
who wishes to give their
"elephants" to the Flea Market
Committee may call the
Synagogue office (381-4900) for
The annual Men's Club Shabbat
will be observed on April 4-5. All
members who wish to participate
in this "Mitzvah" are urged to
contact Abe Mellitz.
Phil Redisch is chairman of the
"Man Of The Year" program,
which will take place at the Shab-
bat Hachode&h services.
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Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 Trip to
the Boatyard Village near the
Clearwater-St. Petersburg Air-
port. Explore quaint shops, pick
up some Valentine's gifts. The
van leaves the Center at 12:30
p.m. and will leave the Village
about 3 p.m. $1 for
Monday, Feb. 17 Step back
in history at Heritage Park in
Largo. See relocated and restored
homes and furnishings. No admis-
sion charge at the park, but dona-
tions are accepted. The van leaves
the Center at 12:30 p.m. and will
return about 3 p.m. $1 for
Wednesday. Feb. 26 trip to
browse, buy, nosh or whatever at
Countryside Mall. Van leaves
Center at 12:30 p.m. and returns
about 3 p.m.
All trips are limited to van
capacity, so contact Sue at
461-0222 for information, or to
reserve your place.
The Golda Meir Center is plann-
ing a day at Sea World near
Orlando. A chartered bus will
leave the Center at 9 a.m. on Mon-
day, Feb. 24. After six hours at
the park seeing the shows, ex-
hibits, and Sea World's "pride and
joy," Bab Shamu (born Sept. 26,
1985.) Participants will board the
bus to be back at the Center at 7
p.m. The cost is $25 for bus and
admission to the park. Call Sue at
the Center for more information
and reservations.
A limited number of tickets are
available through the Golda Meir
Center to the following perfor-
mances at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in
Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. -
Fantasy on Ice starring Dorothy
Hamill. A fantastic ice-skating
show. Tickets are $9 each.
Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Henry Mancini show
highlighting this popular com-
poser's hits. Tickets are $10.25
Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. -
The Peking Acrobats direct from
China, with tumbling, acrobatics
and fantastic balancing. Tickets
are $7 each.
Transportation is available.
On Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.
the Golda Meir Center and the
Neighborly Senior Services will
sponsor a talk given by Indepen-
dent Services on changes in
Medicare that became effective
Jan. 1,1986. Plenty of time will be
available for questions and
The Temple Ahavat Shalom
Choir will perform at the "Glezele
Tey" at Golda Meir Center,
Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. All
are invited.
This choir consists of volunteer
members of the Temple. It has
been in existence for a little over a
year, and is becoming well known
in Jewish circles.
A Valentine games afternoon is
planned Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at the
Center. The admission is a dollar,
and three game cards with which
to play. Prizes for winners,
refreshments served.
On Feb. 17, the Friendship Club
will have a card social, friends
welcome, games of your choice.
Refreshments to be served. The
social to begin at 1 p.m.
Son Of St. Petersburg
Couple Wins Award
Avi Wygodski, formerly of St.
Petersburg, has been selected a
winner in a national photography
His entry was among 6,000 in
the "Big Print, Big Winner Con-
test," which was judged by Nor-
man Rothschild of "Popular
Photography" and David Miller of
''Modern Photography"
magazines. Avi, who has made
photography his hobby for many
years, has won numerous
photography awards in the past.
A graduate of Boca Ceiga High
School in St. Petersburg, Avi
received his Bachelor's degree in
architecture and his Master's
degree in Urban and Regional
Planning from the University of
Florida in Gainesville.
Vurrently Avi is Medical
Facilities Architect for the state
of Florida and resides in
Avi, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Morton Wygodski of St.
Petersburg, also were responsible
for the original designs of the
logos for the Pinellas Jewish Com-
munity Center and the Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service.
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Community Calendar
Friday, Feb. 7
Shabbat Candlelighting, 5:58 p.m.
Floridian Deadline for Feb. 21 edition.
Gulf Coast Society for Humanistic Judaism, monthly services
eting. Workshop on "Community Resources," followed by
r Shabbat. Largo Community Center, 6th Street and First
I venue Southwest, 8 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans Abe Ader Post and Auxiliary,
i's service and Oneg Shabbat, Congregation Beth Chai,
eminole, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8.
Blue and White Ball, Don CeSar Hotel, St. Petersburg Beach,
7:15 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9
JCC flea market, 8167 Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg, 9 a.m. to
|2 p.m.
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport, Men's Club Open
I Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Guest Speakers will be the mayors of
[ Gulfport and South Pasadena.
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council, Bennigan's at
[Crossroads, St. Petersburg, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Cost: $4 at the
I door. For more information, call Sandy, 797-3536.
Circle of Comfort. Speaker: Family Therapist Frederick P.
Lue. Beth David Chapel, 4100 16th St. N., St. Petersburg, 2
p.m. Free.
Cleveland Club, Golda Meir Center, 301 S. Jupiter Ave., 7
p.m. For more information, call Isabel, 799-4549.
Monday, Feb. 10
Brandeis University National Women's Committee Board
Jewish Theological Seminary Outreach lecture series. "The
Creation of American Jewry." Congregation Beth Shalom, 1325
S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Free.
Jewish Day School Board meeting.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Jewish War Veterans Paul Surenky Post No. 409 and Ladies
Auxiliary regular meeting.
Clearwater B'nai B'rith Women board meeting.
Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport, general
Friday, February 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
meeting. Speaker: Tax Collector O. Sanford Jasper on "Why
Pay Taxes with a Smile." Refreshments, 12:80 p.m.
Sisterhood of Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Discussion of
"Memory Fitness over 40" by Robin West, led by Anne Baker.
Bring a brown bag, a dessert will be provided. 11:30 a.m. Ad-
mission: trinket or treasure valued at S3 or more. For reserva-
tions, call 581-1066.
Jewish Theological Seminary Outreach lecture series. "The
Religious Life of the American Jew." Congregation Kol Ami,
3919 Moran Road, Tampa, 8 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section board
Shalom Group/St. Petersburg Chapter hadassah. Program:
Book review by Sylvia Klein. Refreshments. Congregation
B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, 12:30 p.m.
Aliyah Group Hadassah general meeting.
Federation Community Relations Committee Special Chair-
man's meeting. Golda Meir Center, 6:30 p.m.
Federation Community Relations Committee meeting, Golda
Meir Center, 7:30 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans Abe Ader Post and Auxiliary regular
meeting, Jewish Community Center, St. Petersburg, 8 p.m.
Jewish Theological Seminary Outreach lecture series. "Anti-
Semitism American Style." Congregation B'nai Israel, 301
59th St. N., St. Petersburg, 8 p.m. Free.
Thursday, Feb 13
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County Women's Division
board meeting, 9:30 a.m.
Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor.
Speaker: Archaeologist Joan Keller on "Digging Up Our
Roots." Luncheon at noon, program at 1 p.m. Cost: $6. For
reservations and information, call 785-8811.
Jewish Theological Seminary Outreach lecture series.
"American Jewry to the End of the Century." Congregation
Rodeph Shalom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, 8 p.m. Fee.
Friday, Feb. 14
Shabbat Candlelighting, 6:03 p.m.
Sisterhood Shabbat. Theme: "A Celebration of Jewish
American Women." Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg,
services 8 p.m.
Saturday. Feb. 15
Sisterhood Shabbat, Congregation B'nai Israel, services 9
Men's Club of Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater,
Sweetheart Dance. Sounds of the Big Bands, dance prizes, door
prizes, refreshments. Singles and couples invited, 8 p.m. in
synagogue social hall. Cost: $2.50 per person.
Sunday, February 16
Charles and Isadora Rutenberg Family Foundation, Golda
Meir Center and Brandeis University National Women's Com-
mittee Jewish Film Series, "East and West." Safety Harbor
Spa, 2 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel and Jewish Day School to perform
at Folk Festival, Bayfront Center, noon.
Jewish War Veterans Abe Ader Post and Auxiliary, card
game, 2:30 p.m. and Monte Carlo, 7 p.m. Bay Pines for the
Monday, Feb. 17
Jewish Community Center Board meeting.
North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah regular meeting.
Tuesday. Feb. 18
Women's Division Pacesetter's/Chai luncheon.
St. Petersburg Afternoon Chapter of ORT. Slide presentation
on Ethiopian Jewry and ORT's role in the resettlement process
in Israel. City of South Pasadena Municipal Building, 7047
Sunset Dr., South Pasadena, 12:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, Sisterhood general
meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County Board of Directors
meeting. Golda Meir Center, 7:30 p.m.
Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah general meeting.
Sweetheart Tea. Freedom Bank, noon.
Thursday. Feb. 20
Kent Jewish Community Center Board meeting.
Temple Ahavat Shalom Sisterhood, Fun with Ceramics, 7:30
p.m. For more information, call Nancy Mazer, 785-3531.
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The JCC invites all members of
the community to attend the an-
nual flea market on Sunday, Feb.
9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane North, St.
There will be lots of treasures at
bargain prices. Refreshments will
be available at a nominal charge.
The Jewish Community Center
is again sponsoring Israeli food
and craft booths at the St.
Petersburg folk fair held at the
Bayfront Center Feb. 14-16.
Hours of operation for our booths
are as follows:
Friday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16-11 a.m.-8
Entertainment by represen-
tative of our local Jewish com-
munity will take place on Sunday,
Feb. 16, from 12-12:30 p.m.
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on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday,
Feb. 21 due to the closing of many
public schools on these days.
Mini-camp activities will include
arts and crafts, sports, indoor
games, computer activities, a field
trip, kosher lunch and snack. To
ensure holding your child's place
in this activity, registration needs
to be made in advance, either in
person or by calling the JCC office
at 344-5795.
The JCC is proud again this
year to be able to offer the profes-
sional accounting services of Ted
Label to help senior citizens or
members of the Jewish Communi-
ty Center with their 1985 income
taxes. Label, a member of the
JCC, is volunteering his time and
years of experience to interested
persons, on Tuesday from
1:30-4:30 p.m. at the JCC.
To make an appointment for
help with your taxes, please con-
tact Marian at 344-5795. There is
no charge for Mr. Label's
It's time to start thinking about
how your children will be spen-
ding the summer. Camp Kadima
at the JCC offers a wide variety of
activities for campers ages 2% to
16. The program includes swim in-
struction, music, drama,
ceramics, arts and crafts, tennis,
karate, outdoor sports, games,
free swim, horseback riding, field
trips, camp carnivals, overnights,
Safari/Caravan extended trips
and much more.
Camp fees also include Kosher
lunch, snacks and towels. Door to
door transportation is available
for an additional fee. For working
parents an extended day program
offers day care from 7 a.m. to 6
Session 1 will run from June 16
to July 11 and Session 2 from July
14 to Aug. 8. For registration in-
formation, contact the JCC office
at 844-5795.
Some of the very smart campers
whose parents took advantage of
our early bird fees are: Jodi Ber-
man, Joel Berman, Nichole
Friedel, Debbie Friedel, Benjamin
Dykman, Elissa Graham, Jacob
Nail, Brian Kanner, Richard Kan
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Chris Brault.
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