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Volume 7 Number 5
St Petersburg, Florida Friday, March 7, 1986
Price 36 Cents
$550,000 Left To Go
The '86 Combined Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County was
hovering just short of the two-
thirds mark at press time.
The new total includes $51,826
raised so far by the Community
Division of the '86 Campaign, (See
The total of $900,000 represents
62 percent of the $1.45-million
goal. That goal was the amount
set by th Federation board as a
"bare bones" budget if the
Federation is to continue its sup-
Dort to the various local
'86 Campaign At $900,000
beneficiary agencies, plus national
and international commitments.
Campaign Coordinators Stan
Newmark, Reva Kent and Charles
Rutenberg, as well as Federation
personnel, are hopeful that this
year's goal can be reached without
the Federation having to borrow
Last year, the campaign fell
short of the needed goal, and the
Federation had to borrow
$100,000 to fulfill commitments to
the various agencies.
If the '86 goal can be attained
Israeli author Danny Pinkos
See Story Page 3.
without borrowing, Federation
personnel say the pledges will
mean even more because what
would have gone for interest pay-
ment can be used to benefit pro-
grams serving the Jewish
Along the same, lines, Federa-
tion personnel remind everyone
who has made a pledge that the
pledge is worth more the sooner
you mail your check in. Each day's
mail at the Federation is bringing
in 10 to 15 checks from people
honoring their Super Sunday
pledges, and the Federation says
In some cases, people, realizing
the need, are increasing their
pledge when they mail in their
If you have not been contacted
to make a contribution, but would
like to donate, please call the
Federation office or send your
check to the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County. 301 S. Jupiter
Ave. Clearwater, Fla. 33515.
For your convenience a coupon
is printed on Page 2 for you to
make a pledge or if you wish to in-
crease your pledge.
CRC Committee Presents
Concern for the needs of the
elderly, children and the poor
highlighted the Fifth Annual
Legislative Breakfast, sponsored
by the Government Affairs Com-
mittee of the Community Rela-
tions Committee (CRC) of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
The breakfast, held Feb. 25, and
held for the first time at the Golda
Meir Center in Clearwater, was
hosted by co-chairman Elaine and
Joseph Stern and Ron Weizzman,
of the CRC, and emceed by
Government Affairs Committee
chairman Elihu Berman.
The breakfast was just one of
the functions sponsored by the
Federation and its committees as
part of the Federation's ongoing
"There are those we believe the
Federation is involved just in fun-
draising," Federation President
Stan Newmark said, in welcoming
guests to the breakfast. "That is
just a part of the Federation's
work. We have many, many com-
mittees, such as the Community
Relations Committee and the
Government Affairs committees,
working to improve the quality of
life for the entire community."
"It is fitting that this breakfast
is being held in the Golda Meir
Center for the first time. The
Center with its social nutritional
and educational programs for
senior citizens is an example of
the work the Federation assists
with," Newmark said.
The sentiments were echoed at
the breakfast by Federation Ex-
ecutive Director Paul Levine.
"All of us we do for people,
we have been appointed by people,
we have been elected by people.
It's up to us to serve the needs of
those people," Levine said. "We
believe what is important for our
people and helps them is also im-
portant to the State of Florida,
since others can also benefit from
"Locally, the Jewish communi-
ty, through the Federation, an-
nually raises $1 million and over
to distribute locally, nationally"
and abroad. But in order to do the
State Sen. Jeanne Malchon and Government Affairs chairman
kind of work we do. we need more
money. We need, as Danny Pinkas
puts it, money for the third per-
son, not you or I, but the person in
need," Levine said. (Pinkas is a
widely-known Israeli author who
has beenisiting Pinellas to assist
with the '86 Campaign.)
Legislative breafasts are a
traditional way for groups to meet
with legislators locally to seek
legislative support and funding
for local programs. Such
Continued on Page 5-
Young Leaders: 'What Makes A Good Jew?'
What does it take for a Jew to
be considered a good Jew?
Such questions are just part of
what the Young Leadership
Development project of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
The questions were the subject
of a program for the Young
Leaders meeting at the home of
Dr. David and Barbara Mokotoff
Over the last several months,
the group has grown in size and
new friendships have developed as
participants also learned more
about their Jewish selves and our
The Young Leaders project was
started by the Federation to give
Jewish couples between 25 and 40
an opportunity to get together
and become more involved as
Future programs will include
discussion of Young Leaders'
responsibilities as Jews to our
families, synagogues and com-
munity. How young Jews can
make a difference in the quality of
Jewish life will also be discussed
at a future meeting.
Rabbi Ira and Susan Youdovin
are coordinators for the Young
Leadership Development pro-
gram. Anyone interested in join-
ing the project can do so by calling
the Federation office (446-1033)
for further information. There is
no solicitation of funds at the
Young Leaders meetings or by
the Young Leadership Develop-
Those attending the February
meeting were: Federation staff
member Jill Bailin, Carol and
Mike Einstein, Terry and Jay
Gross, Dr. Steven and Nadine
LeVine, Federation Executive
Director Paul Levine and wife,
Arlene, Dr. David and Barbara
Mokotoff (hosting the meeting),
Sue and Jon Rosenbluth, Diane
Sembler, Shelly and Eddie
Also Barbara and Joseph
Sterensis, Dr. Stuart and Stefanie
Strikowsky, Sidney and Phyllis
Werner, Dr. Mandel and Karen
Sher and Rabbi Ira and Susan
Sandra and Gary Brown and
Judy and Eric Ludin are also
members of the Young Leader-
ship Development project, but
were unable to attend the
The next meeting of the Young
Leadership Development group
will be at 7:30 p.m. March 16, at
the home of Dr. Steven and
Nadine LeVine in St. Petersburg.
At that meeting the group will
discuss the Jewish community's
priorities, offerings and purposes
Continued on Page 4
Albert Elected To Board
Sidney Albert, the newest
member of the Federation board,
was elected at the Feb. 19 board
Albert, a former resident of
North Hills, New York, has been a
frequent visitor to Pinellas for
many years before moving here on
a permanent basis about four
years ago. He and his wife
Jeanette reside in Clearwater at
A retiree, Albert has degree in
civil engineering from what is now
the Poytechnic University and a
master's degree in civil engineer-
ing from the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology.
Honors have included the
Humanitarian award from the
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine, dedication of the
Polytechnic University Student
Computer Center to Albert and
his wife "in grateful appreciation
of their lifelong generosity," first
chairman in Great Neck, N.Y. to
organize and help a dinner and
campaign for the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine (of which he
was a founder) and a chairman
and guest of honor in New York
City for UJA and the Federation
of Jewish Philanthropies. He is
also recipient of the Humanitarian
award from" the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine.
Albert previously owned the
Albert Pipe Supply Co before
He has been affiliated with the
ADL and B'nai B'rith for 40 to 50
years and is a member of Tech-
nion. The Alberts are members of
Temple B'nai Israel in
Albert says involvement and
support for the Federation is im-
portant because the Federation
"gives the community the im-
plements to better the lives of peo-
ple here and to provide the com-
munity to a method of help the
needy though the various Federa-
The Alberts have two sons, Ar-
thur and Stephen.
Stephen, of Newton,
Massachusetts, is a composer of
musk and recipient of the Pulitzer
Prise for Musk for his composi-
tion "River's End." The selection
was played several times during
the inaugural performances of the
Kennedy Center for the Perform-
ing arts. Stephen currently is
composer-in-residence for the
Arthur, a resident of New
Hampshire, is a professor of
statistics at Boston University.
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, March 7, 1986
Memo from the President Thank You Community Division Workers
The following is an update on
Operation Moses. This is where
some of the money raised by the.
Federation campaign is being
It was a difficult and dangerous
march through the desert .
disease and death in the refugee
camps the tense clandestine
airlift and the dramatic homecom-
ing they are all a year behind us
now. Fifteen thousand Jews have
reached Israel; thousands of
others remain in Ethiopia.
One year later, how are Israel's
Ethiopian Jews faring? The first
year has been a success, according
to both the Absorption Ministry
and the Jewish Agency. The
Agency receives most of its funds
from the United Jewish Appeal
Federation Campaigns, including
the special Operation Moses cam-
paign. It received $60 million from
American Jews to aid in Ethiopian
Jewry's initial absorption through
Operations Moses funds put to
"These 12 months were design-
ed to prepare Ethiopian Jews for
life in Israel," says a represen-
tative of the Jewish Agency. "The
majority of Ethiopian Jews are
now comfortable in Hebrew, the
children are in school, and the
adults working or retraining."
As the initial year ends,
however, the real absorption of
Ethiopian Jews begins. Some 750
families (3,000 people) have
already left the absorption centers
and have been allocated perma-
nent housing in towns throughout
Israel. The housing plan places
groups of 20 families in 40 to 50
neighborhoods. Availability of
housing, however, inevitably is
the determining factor.
A major concern, as Ethiopian
Jews move out of the absorption
centers, is to ensure that they
enter into the mainstream of local
life. Israel's 160 community
centers, developed largely by the
Joint Distribution Committee
(funded by UJA/Federation Cam-
paigns), are to be the main
vehicles. Veteran Israeli and
newcomer Ethiopian families are
"This pairing is designed to br-
ing Ethiopian Jews into the
neighborhood social framework,
and to help them use local
facilities. We want to prevent a
build-up of frustration within the
Ethiopian community, or tension
between Ethiopians and others in
the neighborhood," says a com-
munity center worker.
More than half of the members
of Israel's Ethiopian Jewish com-
munity (54 percent) are younger
than 18, and the adjustment is
relatively fast. Nearly 3,000 are in
Youth Aliyah frameworks, funded
through UJA/Federation Cam-
paigns, with the remaining 5,000
children in day schools. Another
129 Ethiopian Jewish students are
enrolled in Israeli universities and
For the community's working-
age adults, on-the-job training
programs have been in operation
since February 1985. Within two
years, 1,580 Ethiopian Jews or
half the working-age community
Community Division Comes To A Close
will have passed through the
The problems of employment,
housing and integration into the
community are all ultimately
solvable, especially with sufficient
funding. What a Jewish Agency
social worker describes as "the
worst problem," however, is less
In more than one-third of all
Ethiopian Jewish families in
Israel, one parent it is usually
the father is absent. Often he is
dead, or trapped in Ethiopia;
sometimes the couple was divorc-
ed. Economically and
psychologically, this puts the
family under added pressure.
Contact is maintained between
divided families. Almost every
Ethiopian Jew in Israel still has
close relatives in Ethiopia, and let-
ters are regularly exchanged.
If Israel's Ethiopian Jews have
traveled far beyond the life they
left a year ago, there is still a long
road ahead. Israel estimates that
the full absorption of the com-
munity will take several years and
ultimately cost $300 million, in-
cluding the $125 million budgeted
for the first phase of absorption.
Half of the $125 million was raised
from American Jews through
Operation Moses, but more funds
are needed to make this dramatic
The Community Division of the
'86 Combined Jewish Appeal is
wrapping up its work with
$51,826 raised as of press time.
The total represents donations
from 477 people.
"It went very well," Division
Chairman David Bowman said,
"although there's always room for
improvement. We understand our
total is a big increase, but we plan
for the '87 total to be even
The Community Division
basically covers solicitations of
private residences with gifts
usually falling in the $100 to
"I especially want to thank Al
Sulkes, North County Chairman.
He did a superlative job as did
South County Chairman Lou
Rosen," Bowman said. "And all
the workers, for the most part, did
a very good job."
"One thing we did notice was
the lack of volunteering as
workers. We'd like to see more
people in the 25 to 50 age group
Bowman said he plans to start
now recruiting for next year.
"This isn't to say this year's
workers didn't do a great job, but
the more workers, the more dona-
tions we'll get."
Bowman said he would also like
to see board members from the
beneficiary agencies, Hadassah,
ORT, temples and synagogues
all Jewish organizations get in-
volved in solicitations more.
"They're the ones that can really
explain the need to people."
But, meanwhile, Bowman as
Community Division Chairman,
and the Federation, speaking for
the agencies and people who will
benefit from the donations, say
Singles Summer Mission Formed
The annual National Summer
Singles mission is beginning its
Due to the popularity of this
mission, two singles missions are
planned this summer. The first
will be July 13 through 23 and the
second, Aug. 17 through 27. Both
will have a premission with the Ju-
ly pre-mission being to Poland and
the August pre-mission to Prague.
There will also be a minimum
gift requirement of $365 for
Israel-only participants and
$1,000 for those participating in
The deadline for each mission
will be 30 days prior to its depar-
ture date or when the mission is
full, whichever comes first.
The missions are open to all
singles, ages 20 to 40, and have
become a successful way for
singles interested in becoming
more involved Jewishly to do so.
To register, send in an applica-
tion with a $200 denosit.
For more information, contact
the Federation office, 301 S.
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
or Contribution Increase
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
301 S. Jupiter Avenue
Clearwater, Fla. 33515
1986 Campaign contribution
Check enclosed (Amt) ______
Jupiter Avenue, Clearwater
33515 or telephone 446-1033.
Congregation B'nai Israel has
been chosen by the Israel Consul
>nce again to host Israel High
There will be two students
visiting from March 14 through
March 20, They are Tami
Rachmilequitz a 16-year-old girl
from Jerusalem, whose main sub-
ject in school is biology, and Eyal
Petersiel, a 17-year-old boy from
Haifa. Eyal, who has sent two
school years in an English-
speaking school in Vienna,
Austria, is now in his last year in
school back in Israel, taking com-
Both students will meet with St.
Petersburg high school students
during the week. On Friday even-
ing, March 14, they will be asked
to give greetings to the Congrega-
tion and the Congregation will be
able to welcome them during the
Shabbat evening service.
On Saturday evening, March 15,
a "Square Dance" will be held in
the Fellowship Hall of Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel, from 8 p.m. to 11
p.m. This social evening will be
open to Pinellas County youth.
The Israeli High School
students will be visiting Boca
Ciega High School, Lakewood
High School, St. Perterburg High
School, the Jewish Day School and
the Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah of Congregation B'nai
On Wednesday evening, there
will be a USY-Hebrew High
barbeque at the home of Jerry and
thank you to the Community Divi-
South County/Condo Chairmen:
Lil and Lou Rosen
South County/Condo Workers:
Madeline Belkin-Townshores (cap-
tain), Jean Birnbaum-
Townshores, Bernice Bressler-
Townshores, Freda Goldenberg-
Townshores, Jeanne Kallman-
County, Max Karas-Five Towns,
Ann Kurland-Townshores, Rose
Levin-Townshores, Rose A.
Marks-County, Hyman Posner-
County, Sidney Richman-County,
Herman Robitshek:County, Ben
Smigell-Five Towns, and Janet
Wexler-Townshores, Helen Vitt-
Townshores, and Bobbie Janney-
North County/Condo Chairman:
North County/Condo Workers:
Harry Barles-Clipper Cove-
Diamond Isle, Leonard Castle-
County, Elliot Dennis-Top of the
World (Captain), Harry Eiseman-
Top of the World, Ruth Eiseman-
Top ot the World, Rae Feilman-
County, Rose Frank-Top of the
World, Gretta Friedoff County,
Paul Friedoff-County, Hal Glaser-
Top of the World, Noel Goodman-
County, Ethel Honigman-
Imperial Cove, Alex Joffe-County,
Morris Kahana-County, Harold
Kaiser-Top of the World, Harry
Lane-County, Jo Lipinsky-Top of
the World, Curt Mayer-County,
Dave Melman-Top of the World,
Joe Ober-County. Ann Panush-
County, Bernard Panush-County,
Abe Rubin-Top of the World, Den-
nis Schulman-County Hilda
Schwartz-Top of the World, An-
nette Walter-Top of the World,
and Clara Zunder, Top of the
"Speaking on behalf of the cam-
paign coordinators myself,
Reva Kent and Charles Rutenberg
I would like to personally thank
not only the division workers, Al
Sulkes and the Rosens, but also
Dave Bowman. He worked hard
and it shows," said Federation
president Stan Newmark.
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Friday, March 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
'When They See Need, They Give'
"Hello, Danny P-nkas here."
That's the way a series of calls
made in Pinellas recently started,
initiating personal visits.
On one end was Israeli author
Danny Pinkas, who was in
Pinellas to assist with the Combin-
ed Jewish Appeal campaign. On
the other end were people who
had asked to talk with Pinkas or
people who were on the Federa-
tion lists to be contacted for their
Pinkas was invited to Pinellas
by the Federation to assist with
the campaign. That's part of what
he does now, sandwiching in his
services as an unofficial but
sanctioned ambassador for
Israel between writing and
meeting with publishers. Such ser-
vice is nothing new for Pinkas.
Years ago Israel sent Pinkas to
the United States to act as a
liaison trying to unite Jewish com-
mittees. Later he served as liaison
between the UJA and Israel. More
recently, he has become widely-
known in many U.S. communities,
having visited them are re-visited
to help with local campaigns by
helping people understand the
needs of Israel and all Jews.
"Jews here in Pinellas are ex-
actly the same as Jews in San
Diego, Calif.; Akron, Ohio or
Syracuse, N.Y.," Pinkas told The
Floridian recently. "The only dif-
ference is the community. Jewish
communities here in Jacksonville,
Tampa and Pinellas are the same,
but you don't have the networking
and the concentration that you
have up North, say New York."
"Here, people think of their
temple or synagogue as the
Jewish community," he said. "In
the North, they live with being
Jewish every day and think of the
Jewish community as a whole.
That's where the concentration
"The big numbers tend to scare
people down here," Pinkas said.
"Up North, they're used to it.
They live in it every day and see
"From the people I have met,
we've increased pledges 105 per-
cent over last, but the only pro-
blem is in a week, I didn't meet
Pinkas said the Pinellas Jewish
community should be thinking in
terms of raising at least $2 million
"Pinellas Jews can do it without
a doubt. It's not just a figure
hanging up there in the sky.
Logistically, it's possible. The only
thing we have to do is meet the
people, sit down and talk with
them and inform them."
"Jews are not fools, when they
see the need, they give," he said.
Pinkas said one other difference
he has noticed in CJA campaigns
in the less concentrated areas, as
opposed to densely populated
Jewish communities in the North,
is that the campaigns many times
are reduced to almost having to
The volunteers and Federations
officials and workers are working
with limited facilities trying to get
the message across.
"One advantage I have is I am
very frank, and I can say what I
want. I don't work for the govern-
ment or the UJA. I get the
message across and I will say
everyone I have met with in
Pinellas has been smiling when I
Part of the message Pinkas car-
ries is about Israel and that times
When the State of Israel was
formed in 1948, contributions
from World Jewry made up 20
percent of the Israeli budget. "In
those days we were paying
$40,000 for each Spitfire," Pinkas
said. "Now each F-15 costs us $24
million. World Jewry cannot give
us that support when we're talk-
ing tens of billions of dollars."
"What Israel needs is for world
Jewry to further carry the burden
for taking care of the third Jew,"
"When a Jew is leaving his
country, say Iran, Russia or
Ethiopia, it costs a fortune to get
him out and established in Israel."
"I, Danny Pinkas, am not any
more related to him or more of a
cousin to him than Jews are in the
United States. We're obligated to
save these Jews. World Jewry
must raise 50 percent of these
costs, twice as much as in the
past, if we're going to be able to
Occupancy Exceeds 100
Menorah Manor, our home for
Jewish Living, passed a landmark
last month as the number of
residents reached 100 for the first
time since the home's opening
nine months ago.
Menorah Manor is still continu-
ing to grow with new residents
moving in on a steady basis. The
residents of Menorah Manor con-
tinually express how they feel
they are a part of the same grow-
ing family, and all caring about
Dr. Harold Rivkind, chairman of
the admission and resident care
committee, recently reported that
to date, Menorah Manor has pro-
vided services for a total of 152
residents. Twenty-three of
Menorah Manor's former
residents have returned to their
homes and are once again able to
live independently following suc-
cessful completion of the many
quality services provided at the
Menorah Manor's services have
been utilized by people residing in
each of the five counties that are
in Menorah Manor's service area.
"There are currently 80
residents from Pinellas County
alone residing at Menorah Manor.
We are still processing applica-
tions daily, although there will
soon be a waiting list to move in to
the home. If you feel you will need
the services of Menorah Manor in
the near future, contact the office
so you can begin the application
process," said Executive Director
For further information on ad-
mission or any questions that you
may have regarding Menorah
Manor, please contact Barbara
Friedman, director of social ser-
vices at 345-2775.
Leo Plotkin Named to
Leo Plotkin of Palm Harbor has
been appointed to the Statewide
Human Rights Advocacy Commit-
tee by Gov. Bob Graham.
Plotkin, then a Miami resident,
previously served on the state
committee from 1975 to 1978
under an appointment by then
Gov. Reubin Askew. His new term
will expire in November 1988.
The Statewide Human Rights
Advocacy Committee is responsi-
ble for protecting the constitu-
tional and human rights of clients
in programs or facilities operated,
funded or regulated by the state's
department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services (HRS).
Plotkin, 63, and his wife, Vera,
and daughter Amy moved to
Pinellas a year and a half ago, and
are members of Temple Ahavat
Shalom. Plotkin is an attorney in
private practice in Clearwater.
Before moving to Pinellas, the
Plotkins were residents of Miami
for 28 years where Plotkin found-
ed and was chairman of the Dade
County Human Rights Advocacy
Other appointments to the
Statewide Human Rights Ad-
vocacy Committee were Suzanne
Gunzburger, a Hollywood (Fla.) ci-
ty commissioner and social
worker; and Dolores Norley of
Deland, an attorney and member
of the American Association on
Mental Deficiency. Reappoint-
ments were Archlyn Clot of
Miami, president of the Kidney
Foundation of South Florida;
Carole Zegel of Gainesville, direc-
tor of the Florida Guardian ad
Litem program; and Isabel
Meilleur of Tampa, a homemaker.
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Accept Women's Division
Elisa Greenberg, Women's
Division Campaign Chairwoman,
has announced that Marilyn Katz
of Largo and Jean Orloff of Clear-
water have accepted campaign
leadership positions, in the
Mrs. Katz and Mrs. Orloff will
be serving as Associate Chair-
women for the Pacesetter-Chai
Division of the Women's Division.
The Pacesetter Division is for
contributions in the $1,000 to
$1,799 range, and the Chai Divi-
sion is for contributions in the
$1,800 to $4,999 range.
Mrs. Katz and Mrs. Orloff both
have been involved in the
Women's Division for several
years. Mrs. Katz was the Tribute
Division ($365-$999) Chairwoman
last year, and Mrs. Orloff was on
the Lion of Judah and Pacesetter-
Chai Campaign committees.
Mrs. Katz and her husband
Alan, a radiologist, moved to
Seminole in 1973 and have been
active members of Temple B'nai
Israel and the Jewish community
ever since. The couple was
honored recently at an Israel
Bond brunch at Temple B'nai
Israel and received the coveted
"City of Peace" award.
Mrs. Katz is very active in the
National Council of Jewish
Women and has served on the
Blue and White Ball Committee
for several years.
The couple has two daughters.
Mrs. Orloff is president of the
Westwind Chapter of ORT and a
member of Hadassah, B'nai B'rith
Women and Brandeis Women,
and served on the Blue and White
Ball committee for years.
Previously, she was president of
the Women's Federation in Des
Her husband Sylvan is past
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County. The
Orloff 8 have made several trips to
Israel and were very active in last
year's Operation Moses.
They have five children and
eight grandchildren. They moved
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Project Renewal Meets Key Needs in
Israeli Towns Thanks to Help From U
By GERALD S. NAGEL
UJA Watch Desk Editor
BET SHEAN, Israel Most
visitors to this town of 14,000, 50
miles north of Jerusalem, come to
see ruins of a Roman am-
phitheater. They learn how
Philistines locally displayed the
desecrated body of the slain King
Saul. And they hear from guides
how PLO fighters used to shell
Bet Shean from Jordan, seven
miles to the east. But the Los
Angeles Jewish Community
knows that today the real storv.
and main enemy, in Bet Shean is
unemployment. And, through the
United Jewish Appeal/Federa-
tion's Project Renewal campaign,
they are doing something about it.
Even when unemployment was
low nationally, just four percent
two years ago, it was high here
and in all Renewal neighborhoods.
Now that Israeli unemployment
has doubled, and will likely in-
crease, it is 16.6 percent in Bet
Shean. That means 753 workers
here have no jobs.
Los Angeles Jews could have
rested on their laurels, but didn't.
Since 1979. when Renewal began,
they met a separate $8.5 million
goal for Musrara near Jerusalem.
But they also raised $2.8 million
for Bet Shean constructing and
staffing a child development
center, providing programs for all
segments of the local population,
and beginning to build a communi-
ty center. This year they are con-
tributing $400,000, a sum in effect
matched by the Israeli govern-
ment. And they are stepping up
their drive to reach their $5.5
million goal for Bet Shean.
Here are additional programs
they are funding to help curtail
What Makes A Good Jew?
Continued from Page 1
by considering the question, "If
we were to have an ideal Jewish
community, what institutions,
ograms, decision-making pro-
cess, leaders and ideological
beliefs (if any would we have?"
EDITORS' NOTE: The follow-
ing "quiz" was the discussion
topic for the February meeting of
the Young Leadership Develop-
Due to its popularity, the Flori-
dian is reprinting it here for other
members of the Jewish communi-
ty who might be interested in for-
ming their own discussion group
or taking the "quiz" in their
We would like our readers to
rank the items and then send the
list to the Floridian. You may
want to include a short explana-
tion of your answers. We will
tabulate the results, and publish
them in an upcoming issue of the
Floridian. The results will be uns-
cientific, but will give an idea of
what some members of the Jewish
Community think and how the
various discussion groups
Here's the way it goes:
What Makes A Good Jew?
pin your opinion, for a Jew to be
considered a good Jew, which of
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Please rank the items, 1 through
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B. Contribute to Jewish
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F. Gain respect of Christian
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J. Support Israel...
K. Belong to a synagogue or
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history and culture ...
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Vocational education, to
retrain workers and to convince
employers to remain in the town
Business skills, to help mom-
and-pop stores survive adverse ef-
fects of national austerity
Counseling aid, to assist
youngsters about to enter the
Additionally, L.A. businessmen
visit here often and provide ideas.
Bet Shean's population had
been declining since the late
1970's when the spinning mill and
other key local factories began to
close, but it has stabilized now, in-
stilling hope. No longer do
youngsters automatically leave to
compete for jobs in Tel Aviv, 75
miles southeast of here, as soon as
they are able to do so. Yet, pro-
"I am tempted to see the entire
budget spent in the jobs area,"
Ami Shmuel, Bet Shean's on-site
Renewal manager told UJA
Watch Desk. "But the elderly,
small children and others need our
help too. In the long term, we
need a competent work force and
profitable industry and services to
finance our programs. In the short
term, we need locai economic
development and provision for
current social needs."
David Gill, the L.A. Federa-
tion's project Renewal Chairman,
said, "We've helped a lot, but
we're not finished yet."
Bet Shean is just one Renewal
success story in progress. Neve
Israel and Shaviv, Herzylia, are
others. Jews have provided $6.2
million toward an $8 million goal,
through the Combined Jewish
Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
Facilities and services have im-
proved and the neighborhoods'
population flow to Tel Aviv has
And in Gil Amal and Giora, in-
land from Herzylia, the talk of the
town is education mainly im-
provements fostered by the part-
nership with Palm Beach County
and South Broward, Florida
Federations. "The rate of student
retention in high schools has in-
creased dramatically," said H. Ir-
win Levy, Renewal Chairman for
Palm Beach County. In addition,
"In 1979, 80 percent of
elementary school pupils read at
grade level; today 54 percent do.
"In 1979, 23 percent of first
graders did well in a psychomotor,
test, of motor action directly pro-
ceeding from mental activity; to-
day 60 percent do.
"Then, ten high school
graduates a year enrolled in a
university; now, 60 a year do.
"and we are determined to do
even better," Mr. Levy said.
"Such successes have encourag-
ed National UJA to increase its
help to Federation Renewal Cam-
paigns," said Sherman of Detroit,
UJA National Chairman for Pro-
ject Renewal. "But the Renewal
Campaign is not finished. We
must fulfill our promise to rebuild
the 56 neighborhoods currently
twinned to U.S. communities and
others yet to be twinned.
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breakfasts give legislators an idea
of priorities when they and their
legislative colleagues begin sifting
through requests from around the
"In general, our basic concerns
are human service programs and.
in a general way, civil rights pro-
grams," former CRC chairman
Ben Bush said at the breakfast.
"One difference between us and
other Belf-interest groups, such as
liquor and building groups who ap-
peal to you, is that the bills they
By GLADYS OSHER
Anne and Bernard Panush are off to Israel for a two-month
holiday. The trip will be especially meaningful as they plan to at-
tend the Bar Mitzvah of the grandson, Daniel Zelenko, on March
22 in Rechovot and on March 24 at the Wailing Wall. Bernard has
been invited to deliver the Dvar Torah, a sermonette in Hebrew,
at the Bar Mitzvah.
The Panushes daughter, Ellen, and her husband, Julian, have
lived in Israel for the past 15 years. Along with Daniel, the cou-
ple's children are Jeremy, Rivka and Avinoam.
While in Israel, the Panushes will be the guests of the Jewish
National Fund on tours of the Bernard and Anne Panush
Woodland in the B'nai B'rith Martyrs Forest and the Abrahm and
Rebecca Memorial Grove in the American Independence Park.
They also will participate in an Israel Bonds conference and a
United Jewish Appeal mission as well as visit Tel Mond, Pinellas
County's Project Renewal "twin" community.
If that weren't hectic enough, the couple plans to try out an
I wish them all the best to leave in peace and come back in
peace and good health.
HUMANIST HONORED: A wine and cheese party was held
Feb. 20 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. E. FamiUnt, Palm Harbor
honoring Miriam Jerris, executive director of the National Socie-
ty for Humanistic Judaism.
Ms. Jerris is a board member of the Humanist Institut and a
PhD candidate in religious studies at the University of Michigan.
Ms. Jerris led a discussion following Rabbi Sherwin Wine's video-
tape presentation of "Jewish Ethics."
PRINCESS OF HEARTS: A crowning achievement of 45 years
in St. Petersburg in various public service roles came last month
for Florence T. Lippman of St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Lippman, who has worked with children with learning
disabilities and is associated with The Opera Guild and the Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women, was among nine women honored
at the 28th Annual Queen of Hearts Ball at Las Fontanas
Restdhrant in' Clearwater.
She received a national award for working with the blind, plus
she established the Women's Job Corp.
Congratulations, Florence you deserve it.
HAD ASS AH CONFERENCE: Mrs. Lisl Schick of Clear-
water, Mrs. Sophie Friedlander of Gulfport and Mrs. Marilyn
LeVine of St. Petersburg, all national board members of
Hadassah, and Mrs. Hilda Sachs, Clearwater president of the
Florida Central Region, were among over 300 of Hadassah's
leaders meeting at the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha, N.Y. recently.
The conference resulted in action to continue key programs in
health care education, immigrant absorption and Zionist activity
in the U.S. and Israel in order to guarantee the quality of Jewish
REMEMBER YIDDISH? The Players of Pinellas, under the
direction of Mildred and Norman Lewis, are keeping the tradi-
tion of Yiddishkeit alive.
The Players, appearing five places this month (see comunity
calendar), feature a square dance with Yiddish calls, Jewish
humor and a Yiddish sing-a-long in "A Tzayt Far Yiddishkayt."
The Players include Norman and Mildred Lewis, Martin and
Sylvia Sarill, Barbara Enfinger. Miriam Schlissel. Rose
Sagowitz, Eleanor Berman and Yolanda Waaher.
Also Clara Zunder, Ruth Eiseman, Irma Goldfarb, Bert
Cohen, Ida Lee, Ruby Logan and Joyce Weissman.
Thanks, Players the nostalgia will be fun.
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Friday, March 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
seek are to help them. The legisla-
tion we seek is not for our self in-
terest, but for the good of the
community to help those who
cannot help themselves."
Legislators attending at the
breakfast were State Sen. Jeanne
Malchon, State Rep. Doug Jamer-
son, State Rep. Byron Combee,
State Rep. Tom Frishe plus
legislative aides representing
State Sen. Helen Grizzle, State
Rep. Tom Woodruff and State
Rep. Peter Wallace.
The CRC-Federation Stance
People are suffering in Florida,
in Pinellas County. We who sup-
port voluntary-based agencies,
and raise funds in our com-
munities from the private sector,
continue to encourage our state to
increase its commitment to people
Our social welfare agencies ser-
ving the elderly, families in need,
mental health and children con-
tinue to be sorely affected by cuts
in government spending. Many
cuts have been absorbed by the
Department of Health and
Rehabilitation Services (HRS).
Therefore, we cannot condone any
further reduction in Florida's
HRS budget. We will continue to
seek ways to restore full funding
of necessary programs.
Civil Rights: We are continuous-
ly concerned with safeguarding
constitutional provisions such as
the protection of civil rights, the
protection of privacy and separa-
tion of church and state.
In addition to the legislators
and legislative aides, those atten-
ding the legislative breakfast
Elihu Berman, chairman, CRC's
Government Affairs Committee;
Mike Bernstein, Rabbi Kenneth
Bromberg, Marshall and Reva
Kent, Stanley Newmark, Helen
Behr, Paul Levine, David
Loebenberg, Beverly Mitlin and
Also, Mike Einstein, Joan Fried-
man, Elisa Greenberg, Marcie
Lander, Dane Marshlack, Florence
Faloba, Theodore Tench, Bernice
Troutman, Ron Weissman, Ben
Bush, Elaine and Joe Stern,
Helene Straight, Manny Harris.
Also, David Bowman, Pauline
Faulk, Carol Gray, Linda Lerner,
Danny Pinkas, Jill Bailin and Jim
Dawkins (Jewish Floridian).
The bills that the CRC is par-
ticularly interested in are listed
below. As the legislative session
convenes, you can watch the pro-
gress of the bills. They are:
House bills 21, 29, 39, 51 and
138; and Senate bills 7, 87, 122,
123 and 142. '
The Kent JCC announces that
the Maccabee Braves will be going
to a baseball game Sunday, March
16. All boys K-2 are invited with
Mom or Dad to join us.
Meet at the Kent JCC after Sun-
day School for lunch, then we'll
see the Blue Jays versus the
Yankees. Cost is $6 per person.
Advance registration is a
MUST. Call Caryn Perkins at
SPRING BREAK PROGRAM
The Kent JCC will have a Spr-
ing Break program March 23-25.
Special outings and field trips are
planned, so sign up now.
We'll see a baseball game, go on
a nature hike, and much more.
Fees are $12 for members; $15 for
Call 736-1494 to register.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
80 AT THE KENT JCC
Look who's already registered
for the Kent JCC's Summer Day
Camp .. Sabrina Beigel, Shana
and Shawn Bercuson, Jori Bloom,
Kelie and Jonathan Bowman,
Kyle and Dana Cohen, Lucy
Deutscher, Lisa DeLarco, Rebec-
ca and Scott Duryea, Sharon and
Dana Ellis, Jodi and Robin Finkel,
Cheryl Finstein, Rebekah
Freilich, Jenny Gold, Hartley
Haft, Jordan Hausman. Lee and
Michael Igel, Scott and Jason
Karp, Rebecca Kobernick, Sivan
and Sharon Laufer, Andrew and
Joanna Leeds, Britt Leichtman,
David and Lisa Levin, Ari and
Rachael Luxenberg, Michael and
Emily Maza, Craig Meddin, Sarah
and Adam Meyers, Stephanie
Miller, Jessica and Teresa Okun,
Matthew Ostrow, Stacy Perkins,
Breton and Dania Permesly,
Michael Quesada, Heather and
Jay Raskin, Jaimee Reifer, Maria
Rolfe, Ira and Jeremy Rosoff,
Steven and Marcia Rubin, Adam
Schwartz, Jill and Stacey Segal,
Lauren Seidenberg, Jason, Eric
and Adam Shapiro, Brian and
Lauren Shure, Jarred and Michael
Snyder, Kristin Sokol, Lisa
Sosson, Leslie Steinman, David
and Jonathan Stern, Lisa
Strikowsky, Ian and Shawn Tsbb,
Dana Weisberg, Stacey and Bob-
by Weisler, Leah Weiss.
The Kent JCC's Summer Camp
enrollment has already doubled
from last year's enrollment with
over three months remaining until
camp starts. The Camp has pro-
grams for children four years old
to 15 years of age, which include
half a day or full day for
preschoolers, a Teens on Wheels,
Travel Camp for 7-9th graders
and a Counselor-in-Training pro-
gram for 10th graders.
Camp begins on June 16 with
eight-week and four-week ses-
sions available. Door to door
transportation is available from
Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin,
Safety Harbor and Palm Harbor.
To register for camp and for
more information, please call the
Kent JCC at 736-1494.
BEGIN IN MARCH
Children's classes at the Kent
JCC begin again the week of
March 3. Monday-Sports
Unlimited; Tuesday-Ceramics or
On Mondays and Tuesdays the
van from the Jewish Day School
goes to the Kent JCC so anyone
interested in this should contact
either Caryn Perkins at 736-1494
or Mark Silk at the Jewish Day
Eric Diner, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Diner, will be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on March
8 at Temple B'nai Israel,
Eric attends Shorecrest
Preparatory School where he is in
the seventh grade. An honor stu-
dent, Eric's interests include ten-
nis and soccer.
Mr. and Mrs. Diner will host a
luncheon reception on Saturday,
March 8 at the Temple following
services. Special guests will in-
clude grandparents and other
relatives from Florida and New
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Congregations, Organizations Events
To Host Food, Arts
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It's a happening. It's a time to
celebrate. It's Purim time and the
Sisterhood of Congregation Beth
Shalom, Clearwater, is busy
preparing for the first "Interna-
tional Jewish Food Fair and Arts
and Crafts Festival."
The main goal of the festival, ac-
cording to Sisterhood organizers,
is to provide an opportunity for
the community to celebrate
The festival will be held at the
synagogue at 1325 S. Belcher
Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Sunday, March 23.
Sisterhood coordinator for the
event is D'Anele Falcon. Others
responsible for planning the
festival include: Renee Feinman,
Betty Cohen, Molly Sherinsky,
Susan Heyman, Susan Davis and
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council celebrates its first an-
niversary with "Beyt Cafe" a
unique coffee house, on Sunday,
March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Har-
bour Towne Condominiums
Clubhouse, 350 Bayshore Blvd.
N., Clearwater. Live entertain-
ment featuring Sam Osborne and
Jon Hendricks of Jimmy Mac's in
Tampa and some of our very own
talented singles. Coffee, wine and
snacks will be served. You won't
want to miss this terrific evening
of socializing in an intimate and
Cost is free for members and $7
for non-members. You can pay
your $20 membership fee the
night of the party and get in free.
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20 at 8 p.m. at the Safety Harbor
Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive.
The Premiere Science Forum
and Reception is sponsored by the
Florida Region of the American
Committee for the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science.
Chairman of the event is Harold
Haftel, a Realtor and citrus
grower in Tarpon Springs. Mr.
Haftel is a member of the
American Committee's Board of
Directors and also serves as the
Institute's Florida Regional West
National Women's Committee
Pasco Chapter Forms
A new chapter of the Brandeis
University National Women's
Committee in Pasco County is be-
ing formed at the present time. It
will encompass the areas of Holi-
day, New Port Richey, Port
Richey, Hudson and Spring Hill.
Membership coffees will be held in
late March and April.
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee is unique in
that it offers its members a
remarkable Study Group Program
prepared by University pro-
fessors, plus the opportunity to
support and maintain the libraries
of the first Jewish-sponsored non-
sectarian university in the nation.
Because of the many requests
for a chapter in Pasco County,
Regional Florida Expansion
Chairperson, Dr. Elinor Gordon,
has already met with several
women from the area. Plans are
under way for Libby Strauss, the
Miami-based Florida Expansion
Coordinator to visit the group.
At present, there are 25
chapters in the Florida Region,
with five chapters located on the
West Coast of Florida Orlando,
St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Sun-
coast (Clearwater) and Tampa.
Yon do not have to be a Brandeis
Alumna to become a member.
For further information, call
Doris Plaplan at 813-848-4528.
Lunch With The Bunch
By special request, the Lunch
with the Bunch Group will be open
to members even though they may
not have signed for the activity. A
charge of $3 in addition to the cost
of the luncheon, $12 will admit
any member of the Suncoast
Chapter of Brandeis University
Women's Committee to Girard's
on March 26 at 12:30 p.m.
Girard's is on Ulmerton Road
across from the Showboat Dinner
Theater. Not only will the group
indulge in a pot pourri and special
desserts, but everyone will be
taken on a tour of the restaurant
The check for $15 should be
made out to BUNWC and mailed
to Syd Green, 1721 Allen's Creek
Drive, Clearwater, FL 33546.
Why not send some Florida sun-
shine to family and friends up
north? The Brandeis University
National Women's Committee has
brochures showing the available
oranges and grapefruit. Chair-
woman Roz Nussbaum says that
you can order any size gift box
Purchases are tax deductible
with the chapter getting 20 per-
cent of the sale price. Call Roz at
392-2048 for full details.
The Brandeis University Na-
tional Women's Committee Sun-
coast Chapter, like chapters
across the country, is preparing
for its annual book sale.
The sale will be held this year at
the Bay Area Outlet Mall on
March 22 and 23.
The chapter is still in need of
books to sell. Clear your shelves.
You and the organization will both
Books can be picked up by call-
ing in Largo, 584-2075, Clear-
water 796-0559 and Seminole
595-8259. Books may also be drop-
ped off at the Golda Meir Center.
Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575
Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, will
present a program. "Dilemmas
and Values in Modern Jewish
Novels," with Dr. Steven Rubin,
Thursday, March 13, at 1 p.m.
A luncheon will be served at
noon. The charge for lunch and
the program is $6.
For reservations and informa-
tion, call 785-8811.
Family Fun Night
A gala evening is being planned
for Saturday night, March 22, 7
p.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom.
There will be fun and games for
the entire Temple family.
Included will be a dunking
machine, a disc jockey from Sound
Entertainment, cotton candy,
salads, subs, sandwiches, and sun-
daes. Admission is a dollar per
person, food and games will be
For reservations, call Sheila
Reifer at 725-3263. The
Sisterhood will be donating pro-
ceeds to the Religious School.
Preschoolers at Temple Beth-El
are exposed to a variety of learn-
ing skills encompassing the social,
emotional, physical and intellec-
tual development of children 3-,
4-, and 5-years-old. Language
arts, music, art activities and per-
tinent concepts are carefully plan-
ned and geared to the level of the
Field trips and visits from com-
munity helpers and specialties are
an important part of the program.
Parent participation is
Enrollment is open to children
who will be three before January
For additional information, call
Cynthia Adler at Temple Beth-El,
Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg will host two more
programs in the monthlong Yid-
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Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 19149
Wednesday, March 12, 8 p.m.
Musical Comedy Theatre
Chayele Ash and Abraham
Fuhrman live concert return
engagement. An evening at the
Yiddish Comedy Theatre
"Treasures of Our People" in-
cludes Chassidic songs, folk
songs, Hebrew songs, humor and
sketches a truly delighted and
unique evening. $5 general ad-
mission tickets. Interested in
becoming a sponsor? Call
381-4900 for details.
Wednesday, March 19, 8 p.m.
Lecture: "An Evening of Yid-
dish Literature" with guest
speaker, Abrahm Luski, one of
the founders of the Yiddish In-
stitute in Wild Acres, N.C. and
one of America's finest Yiddish-
ists. Through presentation of
dramatic even moving inter-
pretation of readings, he makes
the words "come alive." Free
A Trinket and Treasure and
Bake Sale will be held March 9-10
at Temple B'nai Israel in Clear-
water. On Sale will be antiques,
collectables, gadgets, and fanciful
items of all kinds, priced low to
sell. Our discard may be your
pleasure. Also on sale will be
homemade cakes, pies and
cookies. The sale will be held
March 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beth Chai Rummage and Yard
Sale will be held March 16. Spend
this Sunday afternoon at a Jewish
flea market. Merchandise needed,
lelp wanted, all welcome. Contact
Joanne Kloor, Chairman,
Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
"A Glezele Tey" will be held at
the Golda Meir Center on
Wednesday, March 19 at 1:30
The Yiddish Class of Miriam
Weisbord will perform a short
play by Sholom Aleichem. It will
evoke the humor of immigrant in-
tegration into the American
culture. Everyone is invited.
The Charles and Isadora
Lutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc. with The Friendship Club and
the Golda Meir Center are having
a Purim Party on Monday March
24 at 1 p.m. Wear a costume and
be as outrageous as you want! You
may win the costume contest.
In preparation, there will be a
fun mask-making session on Mon-
day, March 17.
Join our home-made hamen-
taschen contest by submitting
your name to Sue by March 19.
Then bring five of your "goodies"
to the party, along with the
recipe. We'll even have some sur-
prise entertainment. Cost $1.50
per person. Call Sue for reserva-
tions and transportation by March
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc., the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County and the Golda
Meir Center are having a lunch on
Sunday, March 30 at 11:30 a.m. in
grateful recognition of their
volunteers. Following the brunch,
Mildred and Norman Lewis and
the other members of Players of
Pinellas will present "A Tzayt Far
Yiddishkayt." This program in-
cludes square dancing with Yid-
dish calls, a Yidish sing-along, and
Jewish humor. Invited honorees
are admitted at no charge, with a
cost of only $2.50 for all others.
For reservations and transporta-
tion call Sue by March 25.
Please help us recognize the
wonderful people who give their
time so unselfishly to the Golda
AT CHINSEGUT HILL
Would you like to escape the
hustle and bustle? Need to relax
and unwind? Then join us as we
again visit Chinsegut Hill in
Brooksville on April 8 and 9.
Chinsegut Hill is the University
of South Florida's Conference
center, located in the rolling coun-
tryside off US 41 and SR 581 near
Brooksville. Each cabin accom-
modates eight people, double oc-
cupancy. Dairy and pareve meals
We will have activities planned,
but leave time for you to relax,
read, socialize, get in touch with
The cost of $45 per person in-
cludes all food, accommodations
and activities. The bus will leave
from and return to the Golda Meir
Center. Registration deadline is
March 24. For more information
or registration, call Sue at
TEMPLE BETH EL-Rcform
400 8. Paeedeea Ave.. St. Peteroberg 33707 Rabbi Ira 8. Yoedoviu Friday
Ercaiag Sabbath Serricee 8 p.ai.. Saturday Morales Sabbath Serrice 10 a.m.
Bar-Bat Mitsrak Serrice 11 a.. Tel. 347-45134.
Coefregatioa BETH SHOLOM-Coeeerratire
1844 64 St.. 8., Gulfpert 33707 Rabbi larael Drerkia Serrieea: Friday eveaiag
at 8 p.m.; Saturday, a.m. Tel. 331-3380, 8044307.
Coagregatioa B'NAI IBBAEL-CooaarTaUro
301 SO St.. N., St. Peterekonrg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Leak! Caater Inrief Zammer
Sabbath Serrice: Friday eveaiag 8 a.m. Saturday. 0 a.m.; Moadar-Friday 8
a.m.; Suaday 0 a.*.; aad eveaiag Miayaa Tel. 381-4000.
Coagr.gattoa BETH CHAl-Cooairratirt
8400 126 St. N., flrmhiTfT 33642 Rabbi Stuart Bermaa Sabbath Serrieea: Fri-
day eveaiaga 8 p.m.; Saturday. 9:30 a.m. Tel. 303-6626.
Ceegregatiee BETH SH AU)M-Coeerratire
1326 8. Belcher Rd.. Clearweter 33514 Rabbi Keaaetk Bromberg Sabbath
Servicea: Friday ereaiag 8 p.m.; Saturday 0 a.m.; Suaday monies Mieyaa 0 a.m.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL-Refene
1086 8. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33614 Rabbi Arthur Batemaa Sabbath Ser-
ricee: Friday eyeaiaf at 8 p.m.; Saterdar 10:30 a.m. Tel. 631-6820.
TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM-Referai
P.O. Bex 1170. Dmeedia 33528 1676 Curlew Rd.. Palm Harbor 33643 Rabbi
Jaa Breeky Sabbath Servicea: Friday eveaiag 8 p.m. Tel. 786-8811.
GULP COAST SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Meeta ftret Friday of the meeth: 8 p.m., Large Club Ceeter, 0th Street ead let
Ave.. SW. Large. Call 707-8224 for iaformatioe.
P.O. Boa 1420, Largo, 34204-1420. Tel. 684-7760. Rabbi Shlomo Sawilewiky.
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iday, March 7
Deadline for Floridian edition of March 21.
Shabbat Candlelighting 6:17 p.m.
Gulf Coast Society of Humanistic Judaism monthly services
>eting. Colonial Isles Activities Room, 1749 S. Highland Ave.,
earwater. Speaker: Rolfe Evenson of the ADL.
[Sunday, March 9
Congregation Beth Sholom Men's Club breakfast.
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council, Anniversary party. "Beyt
tie." Harbour Towne Condominiums Clubhouse, 350
syshore Blvd., Clearwater. 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free for members;
' for non-members.
I Monday, March 10
jJCC Senior Friendship Club Anniversary Party, Dolphin
|otor Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, noon. Contact Irving
Uverman, 821-6483, for reservations.
I Golda Meir Center Friendship Club card party.
[Brandeis Univeristy National Women's Committee board
I Jewish Day School board meeting.
I Thursday, March 11
Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary Paul Surenky Post 409
B'nai B'rith Women board meeting.
I Temple B'nai Israel Sisterhood/Chai Club joint meeting.
Ipeaker: psychotherapist Karen Bilensky on "Self Growth and
treative Living." Donation: $1.50. For reservations, call
Wednesday, March 12
Florida Central Region of Hadassah, "The Total Jewish
/oman," Education Day program at Ruth Eckerd Hall. 10
|.m.-2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Aviva Group of Hadassah meet at Chi Chi's Restaurant.
Clearwater, for dinner prior to evening session at Ruth Eckerd
Hall. For a ride, call Carol Gray.
Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah, participation in Education
Federation Women's Division Mission to Washington.
National Council of Jewish Women board meeting.
Congregation B'nai Israel Yiddish Festival of the Arts,
Musical Comedy Theater with Chayele Ash and Abraham
Fuhrman. 8 p.m. General admission: $5.
Thursday. March 13
Temple Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor, cultural series. Pro-
gram: "Dilemmas and Values in Modern Jewish Novels," Dr.
Steven Rubin. Luncheon: noon.
JCC Senior Friendship Club Golden Anniversary (Young
Friday, March 14
Shabbat Candlelighting 6:21 p.m.
Sunday, March 16
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, Sisterhood Torah
Fund Brunch, 11:30 a.m.
Workman's Circle Branch No. 1053, Golda Meir Center, 1
p.m. Speaker: Allen Weisberg of ADL.
Golda Meir Center/Brandeis University National Women's
Committee Film Series, "Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob,"
Safety Harbor Spa., 2 p.m. Tickets: $3.50.
Jewish War Veterans 90th Anniversary Celebration, Abe
Ader Post and Auxiliary No. 246. Spoto's Banquet Villa,
Seminole, 1 p.m. Donation: $10.50. For more information, call
Commander Ben Wisotiky, 821-5642.
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Chinese Auction, Golda Meir
Center, 7 p.m.
Young Leadership Development program, home of Dr. Steven
and Nadine LeVine, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 17
JCC Senior Friendship Club board meeting.
Golda Meir Center Friendship Club card game.
North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah meeting, Program: Dr.
l>aura Harper on osteoporosis and Dr. Kathlin Lum on estrogen
replacement. Temple Ahavat Shalom, noon.
Jewish Community Center board meeting.
Tuesday, March 18
St. Petersburg Afternoon Chapter of ORT. Bring a brown
bag lunch prior to the meeting. Program: Jewry in the year
2040 with Michael Bernstein, executive director of Gulfcoast
Jewish Family. Service, and Fred Margolis, executive director of
the JCC. South Pasadena Municipal Building. 7047 Sunset Dr.,
Clearwater Chapter of B'nai B'rith Women meeting. Pro-
gram: humorist Ralph Romano Sr., Golda Meir Center, 7:45
Wednesday, March 19
Congregation B'nai Israel Yiddish Festival of the Arts. Lec-
ture by Abraham Luski on "An Evening of Yiddish Literature."
8 p.m. Free.
National Council of Jewish Women Fashion Show, Wine
Cellar, 7 p.m.
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County board of directors
Thursday, March 20
JCC Senior Friendship Club social.
Kent Jewish Community Center board meeting.
Weizmann Institute of Science forum and reception. Speaker:
gerontologist Dr. David Danon on "Aging: It s Great to be
Alive." Safety Harbor Spa, 8 p.m.
Friday. March 21
Floridian deadline for edition of April 4
Shabbat Candlelighting 6:32 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section, Shabbat
services at Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, 8 p.m.
Saturday. March 22
Shoshanim Chapter of Hadassah. Program: mime, magic and
desserts, home of Dr. and Mrs. Morris LeVine, 1900 Park St.
N., St. Petersburg, 8 p.m. Donation: $7.50 per person.
The Purim Festival at the
Jewish Community Center of
'inellas County on Sunday,
larch 23 from 12:30-4 p.m. will
an afternoon of family fun
junch will be served from
12:30-1:30 p.m. and will include
spaghetti, salad, bread and
Following lunch there will be a
>urim Carnival with games and
jrizes for the children and fun for
everyone. At 2:30 p.m. a costume
aarade and contest will be held.
Jrizes will be awarded in each age
itegory for best Queen Esther,
est Mofdechai and most creative
At 3 p.m. a show will be
[presented by the St. Petersburg
I Dance Theatre in cooperation
I with the St. Petersburg Dance
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
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Factory. This will feature skits
from well known Broadway shows
complete with song and dance.
The productions will be under the
direction of Shel Pahel, a well
known local artist whose most re-
cent performance was in "a
chorus line" at the Showboat Din-
ner Theater. Other members of
the cast include Holly Pendola,
Chris O'Brocto, Liz Bohan, Lori
Snell, Liz Foster and Shari Azar,
who are familiar faces at such
local Dinner Theaters.
For advance reservations please
contact the JCC office. Admission
is $10 for adult members, $12 for
adult non-members and $5 for
Children five and under will be
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INCOME TAX HELP
A limited number of appoint-
ments are still available for
assistance in preparing your 1985
income tax returns.
Ted Lable. an accountant and a
member of the JCC. is volunteer-
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Appointments are available on
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Spring Camp will be held March
24-28 for those children who will
be out of school for spring
holidays. Many activities are be-
ing planned for the children. Field
trips will include a tour of Tampa
International Airport, the Leonar-
do Di Vinci Exhibition at the
Science Center, Bowling and
Chuck E. Cheese. To ensure
holding your child's place in Spr-
ing Camp, registration needs to be
made in advance by calling the
JCC office at 344-5795.
If you haven't already started
thinking about how your children
will be spending this coming sum-
mer maybe you should. Camp
Kadima at the JCC offers a wide
variety of activities for campers
ages 2V*-15. Session 1 will run
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Oneg shabbats are held each Fri-
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Door-to-door transporation is
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