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Volume 7 Number 7
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, April 4, 1986
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'86 Campaign Tops $1-Million
The '86 Combined Jewish Ap-
peal campaign has topped the $1
million mark, two-thirds of the
way to the campaign goal of
The campaign total as of press
time was SI,002,803.
The campaign is the annual
drive to raise funds so Pinellas can
continue its commitment to aid
Jews in Israel and other places
overseas, nationally and locally.
The campaign leadership is
stressing the campaign is still
under way and asks the Jewish
community to be receptive if they
are contacted. For instance,
Ed Glauser with Rev. Charles Pulstra of
Tampa's Metropolitan Ministries, a non-
denominational agency committed to helping
'Time' Honors Pinellas Man
Human suffering, especially
that of children, is something Ed
Glauser of Largo feels strongly
about, and he does something
Last year when a volcano erup-
tion buried Armero, Colombia
causing untold suffering, Glauser
On his own, the 22-year-old col-
lege junior organized a campaign
in Pinellas and Hillsborough coun-
ties which produced $500,000
worth of emergency supplies.
Then he got on the phone and
found a trucking company to haul
the supplies to Miami to be loaded
on a plane for Colombia.
For his efforts, Glauser has
been selected by "Time"
magazine as one of the top 20 col-
lege juniors in the nation. He was
to receive a $3,000 award in New
York earlier this week and be in-
terviewed with other award win-
ners for possible jobs with major
U.S. corporations known for their
"I'm so excited, I can't help it,"
Glauser said. And he's proud, not
so much for himself but because
he's the only student selected
from Florida, and he'll be able to
represent the state and the
University of South Florida.
"I'll be with people from Yale.
Harvard and Princeton and I
think that's pretty good," he said.
Getting involved is nothing new
Among his activities locally,
he's known as a hard-working
volunteer at the Kent Jewish
Community Center and the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Glauser says he just grew up
"I've always had a feeling for
people less fortunate than myself,
I come from a background of be-
Continued on Page 2
'Menorah Mavens' Go For The Gold
The Residents of Menorah
Manor are really going out of their
way to stay physically fit and ac-
tive these days, as five residents
participated in the Spectrum
O'Fun, 1986 Olympics.
The Spectrum O'Fun games
were held on Wednesday, March
19 and was sponsored by the
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment of the City of Clearwater.
The Residents of Menorah Manor,
who named themselves the
"Menorah Mavens" practiced for
days to sharpen their skills for the
When the time arrived to go,
Herman Alper, Irene Fiedler,
David Kline, Win Lowther and
Joe Schwartz, led by their coaches
Renee Krosner. director of ac-
tivities and Ray Teasdale, activity
coordinator, all were dressed in
matching blue and white shirts
proudly displaying their team
name. As they were leaving, the
"Mavens" indications to everyone
was that of "thumbs up."
The events of the day included
ring tossing, bowling, Frisbee
throwing, baketball throwing,
golf, bean bag tosses, shuf-
fleboard and a triathlon. Each
Maven participated in several
events and did extremely well.
Thumbs up as Residents depart for the Olympics. Front row are
Joe Schwartz, Irene Fiedler and David Kline. Back row are
Renee Krosner, Activity Director; Winifred Lowther, Herman
Alper, and Ray Teasdale, Activity Coordinator.
Over 21 area Homes were
represented at the Olympics, and
when all scores were totaled, the
"Menorah Mavens" took sixth
It was a day filled with fun, com-
petition and excitement for the
residents who participated, hut
back at the Home everyone was
awaiting their return to let them
know how proud and happy they
were to have such a fine team
represent Menorah Manor.
Although tired and ach>
is already talk of getting i
next year's competition.
Super Sunday calls reached most
of Pinellas Jews, but some were
So some calls are being made
In some cases, according to
campaign leadership, those who
have already contributed are ask-
ing to be contacted again so they
can increase their contributions.
"All pledges are gratifying,"
said Federation president Stanley
Newmark, "but the second time
around, additional pledges are
even more so."
According to the campaign
leadership, some who pledged ear-
ly in the campaign have apparent-
ly been able to see how they can
contribute more or they have seen
the need and are increasing their
"Every dollar counts," said
Newmark, who is also a campaign
coordinator. "This is our commit-
ment to Judaism. We hope every
one will think about his or her
pledge. If they can increase it,
fine. If not, we appreciate what
they did give."
The Men's Division and
Women's Division will hold their
"Achievement '86" and
"Lifeline" phone-a-thons Monday
through Wednesday (April 7-9) to
finalize their division totals.
The annual Achievement phone-
a-thon is the Men's Division
This year the Women's Division
has reinstituted its "Lifeline"
phone-a-thon and will be holding it
in conjunction with the Achieve-
ment '86 phone-a-thon.
Volunteers will be staffing the
phones from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April
7-9 at Superior Surgical Manufac-
turing Company in Seminole.
Through the Lifeline calls,
outstanding Jewish women in-
cluding those from Young Leader-
ship will be trying to go beyond
the $184,000 their division has
Pacesetter-Chai Fete To
Feature Israeli Humorist
Israeli entertainer Danny Tad-
more, an informative speaker and
a singing comedian, will highlight
the Eleventh Annual Pacesetter-
Chai luncheon Tuesday, April 8, at
The luncheon is hosted by the
Federation's Women's Division
for contributors of $1,000 or more
to the 1986 Women's Division
Campaign. Marilyn Katz and Jean
Orion are the associate chair-
women in charge of the event.
A gift of a minimum of $1,000
qualifies a contributor for the
Pacesetter Division. A minimum
gift of $1,800 qualifies a con-
tributor for the Chai Division.
Although the luncheon is only
days away, women who have not
yet had the opportunity to con-
tribute can do so by contacting the
Federation office or the Women's
Tadmore, the Pacesetter-Chai
special guest, is currently starring
in the All Star Israeli Review at
the Dunes Hotel in Miami. He has
previously played the Palladium in
London and has appeared several
times at the Sahara in Las Vegas.
Tadmore was born in Tel Aviv
at the time of the establishment of
the State of Israel. He was
educated in Israel and holds a
master's degree in both music and
philosophy, and a doctorate in
After serving as a lieutenant in
the Israeli Army during the Yom
Kippur War, he founded the
English Musical Theatre and gave
concerts throughout the world.
Tadmore has spoken extensive-
ly on behalf of Israel, offering in-
sights into the current economic
and political situation.
The Pacesetter-Chai luncheon is
scheduled for 11 a.m. Reserva-
tions are $15 per person.
There are currently over 40
members of the Pacesetter and
Chai divisions, plus 22 Lions of
Judah (gifts of $5,000 or more).
The Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County is responsible for con-
tributions from women to the an-
nual Combined Jewish Appeal
Campaign, the annual fundraiser
on behalf of the Jewish needs
here, in Israel and around the
Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, April 4, 1986
Memo from the President
One of the major Jewish Agen-
cy programs, Youth Aliyah, is pro-
bably the least understood by the
American Jewish community.
The purpose of Youth Aliyah is
to provide facilities for the social
and cultural integration of those
children who would otherwise re-
main outside the mainstream of
Youth Aliyah programs provide
a framework for the education
and general care of approximately
18,000 pupils. These pupils are
generally 12 to 18 years of age
and come from four types of
(1) Youngsters who are brought
to Israel while their parents re-
(2) Children of new* immigrant
(3) Youngsters from families
not yet fully adjusted in Israel as
well as youth from economically
and socially disadvantaged
(4) Youngsters requiring special
As a Jew. I know you believe as
I do in the value of our youth as a
resource for our future. Nowhere
in the Jewish world is this truer
than in Israel today.
It is to Israel's youth that we
look for future generations of
pioneers to bring the Galilee and
the Negev to full flower; to pro-
vide the manpower and creativity
for Israel's economic develop-
ment; to become productive par-
ticipants in the Middle East's only-
democratic government. And, as
with our own children, we look to
them to provide the continuity,
guardianship and the heritage
that has sustained us across the
Today, Youth Aliyah, the
Jewish Agency's residential pro-
gram for troubled young people, is
helping thousands of Israel's
youth to prepare for their special
role in the future of their country
and the world Jewish community.
From kibbutzim in the coun-
tryside to counseling centers in
urban neighborhoods. Youth
Aliyah provides a sense of purpose
and direction, education, voca-
tional training and emotional sup-
port to young Jews in search of
the skills for work and a useful
Most of the youth are from Pro-
ject Renewal neighborhoods,
where years of cultural,
economical and social isolation
have created a cycle of
underemployment, functional il-
literacy, poverty and despair. For
these youth. Youth Aliyah is their
single greatest hope for their
future; and ours.
Youth Aliyah is one of the pro-
grams in Israel supported by
funds allocated from our annual
United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
UJA is trying to extend these pro-
grams and services to every disad-
vantaged young person in Israel
so that they can contribute to a
stronger and more stable Jewish
homeland in the years to cbme.
Continued from Paee 1
i ng religious and upholding the
Jewish holidays and traditions,
Glauser credits hi^ parents,
Helen and Sy Glauser with that,
and his interest in international
He says he always has followed
wbat goes on in the world ever
since listening u> his family follow
and discuss the Six-Day War in
1967 and then the Yom Kippur
War in 1973.
Now. he's fully absorbed ii it
He alway .-> has dreamed of making
a career out of his interests, and
he first thought of going into
government service. But now he
hopes for a more direct route to
end human suffering and work for
He hopes to work for a philan-
thropic organization when he
graduates next spring. "Save the
Children is my first choice." he
"People don't realize that
85,000 people in the world die
each day of starvation," Glauser
Glauser wants to 00 his part.
Ulauser lives ,it home with his
parents Helen and Sy Glauser.
His father is in management with
Kreepy Krauly pool equipment
and hia mot hi- m nursing
education in the V \
A married brother. Kill 80
chemist and lives in Tampa. He
will f>egin teaching chemistry at
USF next year
The Glausers are members of
Congregation Beth Chai in
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UJA Looks Ahead To Successful
Completion of Project Renewal Campaign
By GERALD S. NAGEL
UJA Watch Desk Editor
(Conclusion of a Series
on Project Renewal)
TEL AVIV In the U.S.. Pro-
ject Renewal is a series of local
fund-raising efforts with help
from United Jewish Appeal. In
Israel, it is a series of local
problem-solving programs in 56
neighborhoods. Because of local
factors in Israel and the U.S.
results have varied, although the
project has, overall, been
At one end of the spectrum are
15 success stories, 15 Israeli
neighborhoods to be independent
by December of private overseas
Jewish philanthropy (12 by this
spring). These neighborhoods,
across Israel, have job-training,
counseling and placement; early
childhood, remedial and adult
education; health services; new
buildings and supplies; and child-
care, parenting, counseling,
sports and cultural programs
help for everyone. They also have
residents whose former despair
has been changed to optimism,
and who have friendships, with
visitors or pen-pals, from the
sponsoring Jewish community in
the U.S. They include
neighborhoods such as Hatikvah
here in Tel Aviv (aided by New
York City area Jews) and Ramat
Eliahu, five miles south (twinned
with Metro-West and North
Jersey Federations). And they all
prove that Project Renewal
In mid-spectrum are 2
neighborhoods such as Yahud.
five miles east of this city (linked
to Atlanta's Jewish community),
in which some major needs have
not yet been met. but sufficient
progress is being made.
At the far end of the spectrum
are 18 neighborhoods with
substantial gaps between aid and
need. In some, such as Ramat
Amidar on Tel Aviv's eastern
perimeter (twinned to smaller
New Jersey communities), the
fund-raising challenge has been
simply too much. In others, such
as Ramla. eight miles southeast of
here (linked to Detroit), help has
come but the problems have pro-
ven unexpectedly pervasive or
pugnacious. In still others, help
Mas been limited because the
paired U.S. Jewish community
ias had difficulties awakening its
mstituents to the importance of
giving. Progress in all
ighborhoods has been
impered by the Israeli economic
risis and austerity measures to
rebuild the national economy,
which have hurt every Renewal
neighborhood family and
heightened the financial challenge
Nowhere is the variance bet-
ween success and continuing need
more glaring than in Netanya, 45
minutes up the coast. Famous as a
diamond center, it had two
depressed sections, Dora and
Sela. Bergen County, N.J. Jews
have just about finished their role
in Dora. But Louisville and Lex-
ington, Ky. Jews are only a
quarter toward their goal for
To help struggling partnerships,
LJA recently voted to encourage
many American Jews to give
beyond to the neighborhood to
which their home Jewish com-
munity is twinned. UJA is also en-
couraging those who have con-
tributed to Renewal to give again,
and for those in communities not
twinned to aid a Renewal
Neighborhood. Major donors are
being offered the chance to have a
facility they help finance bear
their name. Further information
on major giving is available from
IMA in New York (212) 818-9100.
we have $163.2-million in and
we are determined to reach our
$225-million goal for these 56
neighborhoods," said Jane Sher-
man, UJA national vice chairman
and national Project Renewal
chairman. "The challenge is con-
siderable. But the track record
shows that Renewal works. We
will help every community meet
its fund-raising goal for Project
Renewal." She said contributions
may be made via local Jewish
Pinellas Jews, through 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.
The Project Renewal. Campaign
is running concurrently with ihr
'H6 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
In the fall of 1985 the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County
reinstated it's Young Leadership
Development (YLD) Division,
which had not been active since
the spring of 1979. Over the last
several months YLD has provided
a means by which key members of
the community have been exposed
to and actively involved in. Jewish
issues, thoughts and behaviors.
YLD programs continue to ad-
dress themselves to the need for
education and information about
the role of Jews as they relate to
others in the community, and in-
formation and education about the
way they relate to their own iden-
tity as Jews. To date YLD has had
four programs; Jewish Identity.
ing a Good Jew, and Making
Change in our Jewish Community.
The YLD group will continue to
meet this spring and summer, of-
fering a variety of programs.
Plans are now being formulated
for a late fall YLD Mission to
The most recent YLD program
was held on Sunday, March 16, at
the home of Dr. Steven and
Nadine LeVine of St. Petersburg.
The program had the central
theme of "Making Change in our
Jewish Community" and was led
by Rabbi Ira Youdovin.
Attending this program were:
Gary and Sandra Brown, Mike
and Carol Einstein, Jonathon and
Shari Fuss, Jay and Karen Kauff-
man, Paul and Arlene Levine, Dr.
Mitchell and Ellie LeVine. Dr.
Steven and Nadine LeVine, Ed
and Debbie Vinocur, Sidney and
Phyllis Werner, and Rabbi Ira and
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Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service To
Participate In Nationwide Conference
Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Michael Bernstein, executive
director of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, has been asked to
participate in a national workshop
sponsored by the National
Association of Jewish Family and
Children's Services Agencies
dealing with the future trends of
seniors and how Jewish Family
and Children's Agencies will ad-
dress the needs of the Jewish
Bernstein will be presenting
this information in concert with
the Jewish Family Services Agen-
cy of Los Angeles.
Michael Bernstein, in his role as
Executive Director of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, currently
serves as statewide chair of the
Blue Ribbon Task Force on the
Mental Health Needs of the Elder-
ly, and is also president elect of
the Florida Chapter of the Inter-
national Association of Psycho-
Social Rehabilitative Services,
and chairman of the North/Cen-
tral Florida Association of Jewish
Family and Children's Services.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vices, serves one of the highest
concentrations of Jewish elderly
per capita, and represents na-
tional trends for the Jewish com-
munity. Of special interest to the
national group is the ability Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service has
had in developing a partnership of
public, as well as, Jewish Federa-
tion funding to develop mean-
ingful care to Jewish elderly. Ser-
vices include community housing
for seniors with psychiatric and/or
medical problems who wish to
avoid institutions, homemaker
services such as cooking, shopping
and cleaning and coordination of
outreach visiting in partnership
with the Human Relations Com-
mittee of the Jewish Federation of
Joseph Giordano and Irving
Levine of the America Jewish
Committee will be major speakers
at the 14th Annual Conference of
the Association of Jewish Family
and Children's Agencies in
The Association of Jewish Fami-
ly and Children's Agencies is the
National Parent Body of the
Jewish Family Service Movement.
Comprised of over 140 Jewish
Family and Children's Agencies
throughout the United States ana
Canada, it is the agency recogniz-
ed as the standard-setter, coor-
dinator and statistics gather for
the North American Jewish Com-
munity in the area of services to
families and children.
Join A Mission to Israel Now
Jews thinking about traveling
to Israel now have the opportuni-
ty to plan their trip to coincide
with special festivities in Israel
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County and Federations
across the United States have
joined with the United Jewish Ap-
peal in inviting Jews from
throughout the Diaspora to join in
Celebration '87 to kickoff the 1987
UJA/Federation campaign in
Jews participating will have an
opportunity to celebrate our part-
nership with Israel, celebrate the
Centennial of David ben Gurion at
Sde Bokor and celebrate 20 years
of a united Jerusalem.
Four dynamic UJA/Federation
missions are scheduled to give
U.S. Jews an opportunity to join
in the nationwide festivities, in-
cluding a dramatic Jerusalem
sound and light show, tree plan-
ting in the Negev, a spectacular
Israel Air Force flying show, and
an address by Prime Minister
Shimon Peres at the Western
Celebration '87 is scheduled
from Sept. 23 through Sept. 25.
The four missions planned are:
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This mission is scheduled for
Sunday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Sept.
26, although those wanting to can
participate in an Israel only por-
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Every participant will have the
opportunity to make her commit-
ment to the 1987 UJA/Federation
Campaign. The minimum commit-
ment is $1,500. The national UJA
will provide a subsidy of one-third
the cost of the Israel portion of
* President's Mission to
Europe and Israel
(Prague, Warsaw and
This mission is scheduled from
Wednesday (Sept. 17) to Friday
(Sept. 26) with departures for
Prague, Warsaw and Budapest on
Then all will join in Israel Sun-
day, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 26.
The minimum commitment to
$10,000. The national UJA sub-
sidy is one-half the cost of the
Israel portion of the trip.
* Business and Professional
Women's Leadership Mission
This mission is scheduled from
Sunday (Sept. 14) to Friday (Sept.
Minimum commitment to the
UJA/Federation Campaign is
$1,500. UJA will subsidize one-
third of the Israel portion.
* Community Leadership Mis-
sion to Israel
Sunday (Sept. 21) To Wednes-
day (Oct. 1)
Participation in this mission is
open to men and women with
leadership qualities and an in-
terest in community campaign.
Minimum commitment is
$1,500. The national UJA will sub-
sidize one-third of the trip's cost.
The programs and conditions on
all missions are subject to change.
The annual United Jewish Ap-
peal/Federation Campaign is the
primary instrument for the sup-
port of humanitarian programs
and social services for Jews at
home and abroad.
An added benefit for Israel this
year will be the increase in
tourism. Tourism is one of the
mainstays of the Israeli economy.
For more information, contact
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, 301 S. Jupiter, Clear-
water 33515 (Telephone:
Proudly displaying the large screen TV are, from left to right
Sarah Shapiro, Resident; Renee Krosner, Volunteer Director;
blswEstroff, Ways and Means Chairman and Guild President
For the Future
The Volunteer Guild at
Menorah Manor is constantly busy
planning their future goals and
objectives for the coming years.
A very special event that will be
taking place May 22, will be the
first Menorah Manor Volunteer
Guild awards luncheon. This pro-
mises to be a very special affair in
honor of all of the hard work and
dedication that they have given
over the past year. Nominations
are also being made for a new
slate of Guild Officers that wil be
installed during the luncheon.
Through the Volunteer Guild,
they hope to be able to raise
money on a steady basis to build a
fund that will enable them to pur-
chase a major gift each year for
Menorah Manor that will help
enrich the quality of life for the
Residents of the Home. This year
the Guild was able to purchase a
large screen television which is set
up in the Activities Room and is a
most welcome gift from both
Menorah Manor and the
As stated by the President of
the Guild, Ida Michels, "We hope
to be able to recruit many new
members to our Guild over the
next year. It is a most fulfilling
feeling knowing that we are all
working together to help the
elderly of our communities by be-
ing able to give them the little ad-
ded extras that they desire daily
If you are interested in becom-
ing a member of Menorah Manor's
Volunteer Guild, or would like fur-
ther information regarding the
Guild please contact Renee
Krosner, director of Pro-
grams/Volunteers at 345-2775.
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From the Rabbi's Desk
, SHLOMO SAWILOWSKY
The Passover Holyday, which is
quickly approaching, is the story
of religious freedom for the
Jewish people. In this brief article,
wewill explore the notion of
freedom of choice.
Our Sages have commented that
every single Jew, whether
righteous or wicked, has two souls
(1). One soul is called the animal
soul (2), which serves to animate
the person. It is responsible for
the animalistic drives, such as
eating, sleeping, and so forth. A
person's "natural" behavior
stems from the animal soul. As
well, an evil inclination, whose
aim is to tempt the person to
abuse the natural urges, is con-
tained in this soul.
The second soul (3) is called the
Divine Soul for it is actually a part
of G-dliness. This soul contains a
good inclination and urges the
Jew toward a life filled with Torah
The anatomy of the psyche of
the souls in the Jew are quite com-
plex. Nevertheless, it is clear (4)
that the balance of behavior in
mankind is a continual conflict
between these two psychic forces.
The animal soul "seeks to rule the
person from the time of the leav-
ing of the womb" (Talmud
Sanhedrin 91b). Yet, G-d promised
the Jewish people, "I created the
evil inclination, but I also created
the Torah" (Talmud Kiddushin
30b) to overcome it!
In order to have true choice,
there must be an equal opportuni-
ty to do good or bad. If a Jew truly
felt "G-dliness" easily and
without constraints, then the Jew
would not really have any poten-
tial to do bad and thus no true
choice. Therefore, G-d created the
world in such a fashion that we
cannot readily see the spiritual
Therefore, freedom of choice is
the ability to select a course of ac-
tion of good or bad. However,
there are many areas in which
there is no choice, such as when a
person will get born or the cycle of
events in a chemical reaction. In
such areas, we depend entirely on
Divine Providence. However, our
Sages noted (5) that G-d did not
predetermine whether each Jew
will be righteous or wicked. It is in
this area that the Jew really has
freedom of choice.
As the Passover season ap-
proaches, we read the well known
verse that Moses uttered before
Pharaoh of Egypt: "Let my peo-
ple go." The complete verse ac-
tually states, "Let my people go in
order that they should serve me!"
Freedom from the bondage of
Pharaoh was not a license for
chaos; rather it generated the
potential for freedom to serve G-d
through the beauty and sanctity of
Torah and Mitzvot.
(1) Isaiah 57:16
(2) Leviticus 17:11
(3) Job 31:2
(4) Ecclesiastes 7:14
(5) Talmud Bava Basra 16a
Congregation Beth Shalom
In the United States, it is
estimated that as much as 3 per-
cent of the American-Jewish
population now consists of con-
verts to Judaism.
That translates into something
over 100,000 people. It is believed
as well that an appropriate
balance exists today between
numerical losses due to intermar-
riage and numerical gains through
conversion. Moreover, the in-
creasing number of converts is
making a qualitative difference as
well as Gentiles opting for
Judaism are making that choice
on religious and not ethnic
Whatever the actual figures
may be, a growing number of
American (and Israeli) families
know from their own experience
and that of family and friends that
conversions to Judaism, without
"missionizing" on our part, are
taking place in ever increasing
numbers. The time has come,
then, to recognize what is happen-
ing and to discuss it openly and
Conversion to Judaism: In
History, in Law, in Jewish Life
Today is the theme of Congrega-
tion Beth Shalom's Torah
Weekend scheduled for April 4, 5,
6. Congregation Beth Shalom is at
1325 South Belcher Road,
Cleawater. The Congregation's
Scholar-in-Residence will be Rabbi
Stephen C. Lerner, founder and
director of The Center for Conver-
sion to Judaism, which organizes
individual educational and
counseling programs for prospec-
tive Jews-by-choice. The Center
also arranges weekend retreats
and support groups for those
seeking conversion to Judaism.
Ordained by the Jewish
Theological Seminary (Conser-
vative), Rabbi Lerner, is an ad-
vocate and leader in outreach to
potential Jews-by-choice, is chair-
man of the Rabbinical Assembly's
Committee on Gerut (conversion).
He has served as editor of the
Assembly's quarterly journal Con-
servative Judaism, and he is rabbi
of Temple Emanuel in Ridgefield
Park, New Jersey.
Following is the schedule for the
Torah Weekend to which the
public is invited and for which
there is no charge.
Friday evening, April 4, at 8:30
p.m. following services which
begin at 7:30. Conversion in
Jewish History and Jewish Law
Saturday morning, April 5, 11
a.m. following services which
begin at 8:30. Converts Today:
Who Are They? Why Do They Seek
Judaism? What Problems Do
Sunday morning, April 6, 10
a.m. Conversion Today: A Positive
Approach To Potential Jews
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A Congressional Call to Conscience:
The Plight of Soviet Jews
The plight of Soviet Jews was
recently spotlighted when the
Soviets finally delivered Anatoly
Scharansky to freedom in the
West. But for every Scharansky
there are thousands of lesser
known Refuseniks and prisoners
of conscience waiting for their day
In 1979 Soviet authorities
released over 50,000 Jews more
than ever before or since. It ap-
peared that the Soviet Union was
executing its duties under the
Helsinki Accords of 1975 and
finally recognizing the human
rights of those who chose to
But a series of international
events demonstrated that the
Soviets still consider the
Refuseniks a political issue as the
emigration of Soviet Jews drop-
ped off dramatically. In 1984, only
896 people wee allowed to leave.
Last year, 1,140 were permitted
to emigrate, but this figure is only
2 percent of the 1979 total.
The numbers themselves are
distressing, but the suffering of
those wishing to leave is
devastating. A recent report by
the National Conference on Soviet
Jewry cites over 150 known cases
of search, arrest, and imprison-
ment of Hebrew teachers and
Jewish activists from September
1984 to August 1985.
Soviet Jews certainly run a risk
when they apply to emigrate.
Refuseniks and their families are
often targeted for harassment.
Common tactics include repeated
questioning by the authorities,
dismissal from jobs or demotions
to menial tasks, or expelling them
from universities and professional
In some cases, their academic or
professional credentials have been
revoked pretty harsh punish-
ment for someone only desiring to
practice their religion. It certainly
would make one think twice
before asking the government for
permission to leave for religious
I have joined other members of
Congress in paticipating in the
1986 Congressional Call to Cons-
cience, a program that works to
draw attention to the plight of
Soviet Jews by coordinating Con-
gressional Record statements em-
phasizing our concern for those
who can neither practice their
religion freely nor emigrate.
Programs such as the 1986 Con-
gressional Call to Conscience keep
the plight of Soviet Jews on the
forefront in hopes it can help im-
prove their chances for freedom.
With the Soviet Union's ever-
increasing interest in interna-
tional opinion and the media, pro-
grams like this one may play an
important role in the unfolding
drama of world events. At least
we can hope.
'Final' Shalom Newcomer's Meeting is Monday
Friday, April 4,1986
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The Shalom Newcomer's Net-
work meets Monday, April 17 to
finalize plans to implement the na-
Undertaken by the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Pinellas County
at the request of the Jewish
Welfare Board, the project is now
also being sponsored by the Kent
Jewish Community Center in
Clearwater. The county's two
community centers agreed to
work jointly to ensure the pro-
Last month, delegates from the
various Jewish organizations that
have been involved in Shalom
Newcomers planning sessions
began taking the project message
back to their executive boards and
membership. In addition, the JCC
has sent out information packets
explaining the project.
Because of the printing costs,
organizations are being asked for
a $20 donation to help fund the
project, and larger organizations
are being asked for slightly more.
The program is actually double
edged, first to provide helpful
relocation information to Jews ar-
riving in a new community, and
secondly to serve as an informa-
tion network to provide Jews con-
sidering a move access to informa-
tion about Jewish communities
elsewhere before they ever get
"Studies show that about 10
percent of the Jewish population
moves annually," said Fred
Margelis, executive director of the
sponsoring JCC in St. Petersburg.
"And the same studies show it
takes at least five years to recover
from the move."
"Everyone has their own horror
story about moves. Shalom
Newcomers Network makes it
easier and helps families readjust
faster," Margolis said.
For instance, many Jews reset-
tling tell stories of buying houses
in their new communities only to
find the temple or synagogue is on
the other side of the city. Or Jews
formerly active in Jewish groups
and organizations become inactive
because they don't have time to
search out the groups in the new
The Shalom Newcomers Net-
work, Pinellas Project, is geared
to providing an information
packet to all new Jewish residents
giving them, basically, a guide to
Jewish life in Pinellas.
The committee met last on
March 3 at the JCC. The final
meeting will be April 17 at 10 a.m.
at the JCC.
At the previous meeting, Louise
Ressler, the JCC's Shalom
Newcomer's chairperson, an-
nounced the Kent Community
Center has joined forces with the
JCC in the Shalom Newcomers
"Cooperation of this kind is
very important," Mrs. Ressler
said, in introducing Kent Jewish
Center executive director David
Seidenberg. "We (the JCC) can
easily handle it in the south
Pinellas, but when it also reaches
into Clearwater, the Kent Center
is better equipped to handle it
"It also underscores that for
Shalom Newcomers to be suc-
cessful, it must involve people,"
Mrs. Ressler said.
Seidenberg emphasized the
"So many people wander into
our (Kent) Center and ask where
to find a synagogue or a temple or
a women's organization or a
kosher butcher. Knowledge of the
Jewish community is important."
The committee is in the final
stages of implementing the pro-
ject. Work so far has been to
determine what should go in the
Shalom Newcomers packet. "And
we want to make it perfectly clear
that this is for information only.
The Shalom Newcomers Network
is not endorsing or making any
recommendations. We're pro-
viding the facts, so newcomers
can have all the information to
make their own decisions," Mrs.
Included in the packet will be a
sign-in sheet asking newcomers to
list their names and addresses and
limited biographic information.
The Kent Center has volunteered
to compile the newcomer
biographical information on their
computer. The lists will then be
available to all Jewish organiza-
tions which might want to contact
The Kent Jewish Community
Center and the Jewish Community
Center of Pinellas County are
beveficiary agencies of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Shana Perlman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Perlman, will
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, April 5 at
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater.
Shana is a student in the Temple
B'nai Israel religious school and is
active in the Junior Youth Group.
A seventh-grader at Oak Grove
Middle School, she is an honor roll
student and has received awards
for her tennis play.
Mr. and Mrs. Perlman will host
a reception Saturday, April 5 at
Bardmoor Country Club.
Kevin Andrew Kaplan, son of
Robert B. Hicks and Sydney Bren-
ner, will be called to the Torah as
a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April
12 at Temple B'nai Israel,
Kevin is a student in the Temple
B'nai Israel religious school and is
an eight-grade student at the Cot-
tingham School. Kevin's interests
include sailing, wind surfing, ten-
nis and drawing.
Mr. Kaplan and Mrs. Brenner
will host a reception on Saturday
April 12 at the Holiday Inn on
Ulmerton Road. Special guests
will include grandmother. Sandra
Brenner of Boca Raton; grand-
parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert T.
Hicks of Hendersonville, N C
Mr and Mrs. K. Alexander of
Palm Beach; Maureen Brenner of
Rose Kokorich of Largo.
To Be Featured
On TV Show
The Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, one of the Federation's
beneficiary agency, is one of the
agencies to be featured on Chan-
nel 10's "It Working" TV series.
The station has scheduled a
series on United Way agencies
every Wednesday at 6:15 a.m. and
Friday at 6 a.m. Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service's portion is
scheduled April 18 at 6 a.m. and
April 23 at 6:15 a.m.
Channel 10 is donating 30
minutes of time for each segment
to give the agencies a chance to
show how their agency works in
By GLADYS OSHER
The Jewish Sound, a radio show on WMNF, 88.5FM. every
Sunday, has a new host Michael Eiienstadt. This youthful,
knowledgeable, entertaining fellow has been into Jewish music all
his life. He plays the sax and clarinet with the Orson Skorr Or-
chestra. His family has had many members involved in the
Klezmer orchestras Kezmer music was very popular in Europe
years ago and is regaining popularity in the U.S. in the 80's.
Listen in to the program, you'll like it.
IT'S A SMALL WORLD: Ran into Elihu Berman':* cousins,
Helene and Harry Goldstein from New York City on a recent
cruise to Mexico. They are a really fun couple lots of laughs.
RUMMAGE SALE: Rabbi Stuart Berman of Congregation
Beth Chai is known as a shirt-sleeve rabbi as he really rolls up his
sleeves and works, as evidenced at the synagogue's recent rum-
mage sale. Others pitching in were Joanne and Lee Kloor, Sheri
and Ed Bressman and Linda and Stan Kreps. From the youth
committee, Steve Hirschfleld did more than his share.
YIDDISHKE IT ALIVE AND WELL: The recent performance
of the Yiddish Musical Comedy Theater at Congregation B'nai
Israel was a good sign that Yiddishkeit is alive and vibrant. A
warm glow of nostalgia permeated the auditorium. Among the
overflow crowd were Dr. Leonard and Adele Morris and their
daughter, Julie: Bea Friedberg. David Gordon, Ruth Dikman,
Regina and Daniel Dorman and Sylvia and Ben Hemsin. Barney
Welton ably manned the sound equipment.
As Rabbi Jacob Luski said, this type of entertainment in-
creases the joy of our heritage, which we should pass on to our
The performance elicited bravos from the Harland Helfands,
the Ed Krassners, the Richard Menshs, Alan Gordons, Robert
Steinbergs and Abe and Lou Mellitz.
Friday, April 4. 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
People Are Living Longer,
But Is It A Better Life?
HOME AGAIN: Dr. Joel and Miriam Shrager are getting
back in the swing of things after a lengthy sabbatical in England.
ARTIST HONORED: Seminole artist Melanie Dikman won a
gold ribbon at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival for her replica
of DaVinci's "Leda and the Swan." The Royal Townais Des Art,
as the art show is dubbed in medieval talk, was judged by Michael
Milkovitch. director of the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts.
If you want to see what a real winner looks like, the work will be
on display at the festival, which runs weekends through April 13.
JCC PURIM FESTIVAL: A delightful afternoon was spent at
the JCC's Purim Festival, which was complete with a great lunch,
carnival trimmings and judging of costumes. Joining in the fun
were Ida Cahn, the Al Goldstones, the Harry Budins.the Morris
Olitzkys, Isabel Kamin, Bertha Morgenstein, Bertha Link and
Among the family groups were Susie Berman with Jodi and
Joel, the Terry Alans with son Louis, Bea Bohan with daughter
Audrey, and the Marty Polls with daughter Rachel. Heather
Zimbler and Rachel Poll led the Motzi.
A fraylich (joyous) time!
MAZEL TOV, mazel tov to Dr. Morris Goldberger on his
100th birthday, Edgar Schwartz on his 90th and Mary Levine on
her 90th. Bis a hundret und tzvontsig in good health.
HUMANITARIAN: Al Lewis presMent of the Pinellas Braille
Group, was contacted recently by Danny Pinkas, well-known
Israeli author, when Pinkas was here recently helping with the
Federation's CJA campaign. Al had Brailled Pinkas' book,
"Shula," which is now out in print.
If anyone has a copy of the Brailled book, please contact Al. The
Library of Congress gave Al an award for Brailling the book, and
Pinkas inscribed it while he was here quite an honor for a fine
HONORS: Airman First Class Scott Ehrenkranz. who hails
from St. Petersburg, has been selected to instruct first to third
grade Hebrew school students at Tyndall Air Force Base in
Panama City. Scott has also been given the honor of being master
of ceremonies at the base's annual talent show, in which he will
also be a participant in a one-act dramatic skit.
IF THE SHIRT FITS. WEAR IT: Judy and Eric Ludin learn
ed that saying from Judy's European-born father, Ernest
Drueker, who has been in the custom shirt business for 20 years
in Birmingham, Mich. Judy says her father never leaves his shirt
behind and has been adding Pinellas customers every time he
comes to visit. This week he and his wife Marietta are visiting.
And ... if the new job fits: Judy has been named director of
public relations for the Home Shopping Network. Prior to her
new job, Judy was director of public relations for Larry's Olde
Fashioned Ice Cream Parlours.
Judy is also a volunteer writer for the Jewish Floridian. She and
husband Eric, a St. Petersburg attorney, are members of the
Federatir-'- Young Leadership Development Division.
Remen....- if you have a simcha, share it with the Jewish com-
munity by calling or writing Chatterbox, c/o the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County, 201 S. Jupiter Ave., Clearwater, 33515.
By JUDY LUDIN
While we have learned how to
lengthen life, we must still look
for ways to improve the quality of
life as we get older, says a noted
Dr. David Danon, 64, a pro-
fessor at the Weizmann Institute
of Science and chief scientist of
Israel's Ministry of Health, spoke
recently about aging and its con-
sequences at a lecture at the Safe-
ty Harbor Spa, part of a week-
long, five-lecture tour that also in-
cluded stops in Miami, Hollywood
and Orlando. The Safety Harbor
lecture was hosted by Harold
Haftel, who is Florida West Coast
Regional chairman of the Weiz-
mann Institute and a member of
the American Committee's Board.
"Aging is not a disease. Aging
is human. It is only that humans
reach very advanced age," Danon
Of course, he noted, genetics
plays a role in how long you live.
"If you want to live to a very ad-
vanced age you have to choose
your parents properly."
Still, in general, everyone is liv-
ing longer. Dr. Danon said that in
the last 100 years, the average life
expectancy has gone from 45 to 74
years of age.
That means there are more
elderly than ever before. "One
hundred years ago three percent
of the population was older than
65, today that percentage is close
to 11 percent," Dr. Danon said.
"We've increased the number of
old people, but our society is not
ready to care for them," he said.
And those pressures are ex-
pected to increase as progress is
made in early disease diagnosis
and improved medications. By the
end of the century close to 10 per-
cent of the population may be over
the age of 75, Dr: Danon' predicts.
This will increase the popula-
tion's dependence on medical
care, not to mention the stress
that families will experience with
Dr. David Danon
a greater number of elderly
members, who are older but not
We have learned to lengthen
lives, but most importantly, we
need to learn how to increase the
quality of life as we get older,"
Dr Danon said.
He feels that the solution lies in
the study of the process of aging,
"If we have the funds to study
the biology, sociology and
psychology of aging, there is good
reason to believe that we will be
able to solve some the worst
miseries of aging sclerosis, ar-
thritis, osteoporosis, cancer and
Dr. Danon, who is director of
the Institute's Belle and Irving
Meller Center for the Biology of
Aging, said that the center is cur-
rently coordinating 46 research
projects on aging include car-
diovascular diseases, wound heal-
ing, the aging of red blood cells,
the decline in immune capacities
and cancer and Alzheimer's
In addition to the Center's
research activities, there are more
than 700 other research projects
ongoing at the Weizmann In-
stitute, located in Rehovot, Israel,
15 miles southwest of Tel Aviv.
If the quality of life can be im-
proved for the elderly. Dr. Danon
concluded, old people will be less
>f a burden and will continue to be
creative and participate in the life
of the community.
"The only way we will ever be
able to improve the image of the
elderly is if we can help them to
continue to be productive
members of our community," he
"Some of the most incredible
discoveries ever made were made
by the elderly," Dr. Danon said.
"We need to make this kind of in-
tellectual growth a reality for all
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Dry Chablis and Dry Burgundy,
new from Manischewitz.
Made for wine drinkers
who prefer the popular
taste of dry wines, both are
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of course, the year round.
with the wines that will
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Ask your wine merchant
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Help For Lebanese Jews Urged
A mini camp will be held on
April 23 and April 28-29 for those
children that attend the Jewish
Day School and will be on vacation
The JCC will be closed on April
24-25 and April 30-May 1 in obser-
vance of Passover.
Many exciting activities have
been planned for the children. To
ensure holding your child's place
in mini camp, registration needs
to be made in advance.
FREE INCOME TAX
A limited number of appoint-
ments are stil available for
assistance in preparing your 1985
income tax return. Ted Label, an
accountant and a member of the
JCC is volunteering his time and
experience to senior citizens and
Appointments are available on
Tuesdays, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. un-
til April 15.
To make an appointment, call
Jeanne at the JCC office at
Camp Kadima offers several
programs for campers who are
ready to take on some respon-
sibilities in camp, but still want to
be included in many of the camp
The AIT (Aid in Training) pro-
gram is an optional program for
campers 13 years old or entering
9th grade, designed as a transi-
tion period between Caravan and
CIT/LIT program. These campers
will participate in the same daily
activities as Caravan including
field trips and extended trips, but
will be assigned specific duties
LIT (Leaders in Training) are
campers entering the 9th and 10th
grades and are assigned to
specific groups within Camp
Kadima. LIT's also take field trips
and extended trips with
Counselors in Training (CIT)
are entering the 11th grade and
training to be summer camp
counselors. These campers spend
a good deal of time working with
younger campers, yet have time
to participate in some of the
Safari/Caravan field trips and ex-
During the first session the
group will "Explore Florida" with
a trip to Fort Myers, Naples, Fort
Lauderdaie and Miami. The se-
cond sesssion will take the
campers to the Atlanta area with
highlights including Six Flags
Over Georgia and a hike in the
mountains outside of Gainesville
Other programs offered at camp
include kindercamp (ages 2%-pre-
kindergarten), Junior Kadima
(Grades K, 1, 2), Senior Kadima
(Grades 3 and 4), Safari (Grades 5
and 6) and Caravan (Grades 7 and
8). There is also a special camp,
which is designed to allow
"special needs" children the op-
portunity to participate fully in a
meaningful day camp experience.
Camp Kadima will have two ses-
sions this summer: session one
June 16 to July 11 and session two
- July 14 to Aug. 8. Regular
camp hours are 9:15 a.m. to 3:45
p.m. with extended hours from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp fees include
kosher lunch, snacks, towels and
Door to door transportation is
available at an additional fee.
Activities at camp include swim
instruction, music, drama,
ceramics, arts and crafts, tennis,
karate, outdoor activities, soccer,
free swim, horseback riding, field
trips, camp shows and carnivals,
overnights and weekly OneR
For registration information,
contact the JCC office at
COMING TO CAMP
Just two more months until
Camp Kadima and our list of
campers keeps growing. Added to
the growing list are:
Greg Brotman, Amy Geffon,
Jessie Geffon, Erica Hall, Jimmy
Hall, Donald Larkin, Melissa Lit-
tle, Staci Routman, Mark Rout-
man, Alesha Towler, and Stephen
TO HARBOUR ISLAND
The Jewish Community Center
is sponsoring a trip to Tampa's
newest attraction, Harbour
Island, on Wednesday, April 9.
The vans will depart from the
center at 9:45 a.m. and return by
Plan now to enjoy the unique
free entertainment, visit the
shops, which feature interesting
and unusual items, sample from
an asssortment of beverages and
food available at moderate prices,
and finish the trip with a ride on
the carousel situated in the middle
of the mall.
For further information call the
JCC office at 344-5795. There is a
The first JCC invitational golf
tournament will be held on Thurs-
day, June 5 at Seminole Lake
Country Club. All proceeds of the
Sunday Brunch 11-2:30-!
Monday Seafood Buffet 5-1030 p.m. $9.
Our English Style Specialty
Thursday "Garden Ave 7" Live Jazz Night
with Chef Ken's Meat Carvery
Eat A Dance All You Like for $14."
FRIDAY NITE IS "SABBATH"
Come To Our Special "Shabbat" Dinner
Matzoh Ball Soup, Salad, '/ Roast Chicken with Brisket
Tzimmas, Kugel & Chef's Dessert
All Prices Plus Tax & Gratuity ONLY $6.M
Sunday Afternoon the Golden Ave. 7 Jazz Band from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Is A Hawaiian Show from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Both FREE "On the Deck Of the Breck"
golf tournament will go toward
scholarship for special and han-
dicapped children in year round
programs at the Jewish Communi-
The entry fee of $50 per player
includes 18 holes of golf and a
family program. Each player is
entitled to bring two guests to the
family dinner and awards
ceremony which will be held at the
JCC following the tournament.
The field is limited to the first
128 paid entries or 32 teams
of four players. You can pick your
own team or we will pair you. The
format will be a four man scram-
ble, with a shotgun start.
Prizes will be awarded to all par-
ticipants. Gift certificates will be
awarded to the top five finishing
teams. This will be broken by
match of cards.
For more information contact
the JCC at 344-5795.
The JCC offers a children's pro-
gram before school beginning at 7
a.m. Activities are planned for the
children and transportation pro-
vided to their school. After school
the children are transported back
to the center for an afternoon of
fun activities which include
ceramics, arts and crafts, tennis,
soccer, computer games, music
and drama. Snack and homework
time are also offered.
A limited number of scholar-
ships are available through Lat-
chkey Services for children. For
"special needs" children,
assistance can be obtaining
through funding received from
Juvenile Welfare Board.
For further information please
visit us at the Center or call
NEW YORK In a resolution
announced at the 106th Annual
Meeting of HIAS, the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society, the
organization called upon the U.S.
government, the French govern-
ment and other free world govern-
ments to "offer international pro-
tection to Lebanon's tiny Jewish
community and afford the means
to emigrate to those who wish to
The resolution was one of 16
presented to the group of HIAS
Board members gathered at the
Summit Hotel in New York City
on March 12.
The resolution notes that the
Jews of Lebanon are victimized by
not only the general tension in the
Middle East, but also are targeted
by terrorists, and subject to kid-
napping, torture and murder, and
In addition, the resolution
states the several hundred Jews of
Yemen are restricted in their
rights to travel, denied the oppor-
tunity to emigrate and denied
even contact with relatives and
other Jews outside of Yemen.
The resolution also asks the
government of Yemen to restore
to its ancient Jewish community
the basic rights to communicate
with family members and to be
reunified with them."
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Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Clearwater. Florida 33575
BEGINS AT KENT JCC
The Contract Bridge Club met
for its first session last week
under the supervision of David
Goldstein. The group meets every
Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the
Center's social hall at 1955
Virginia St., in Clearwater.
The fee per session is 25 cents
for members and 35 cents for non-
For more information, please
The Kent JCC invites all
TWEENS in Grades 6-8 to join us
Saturday night, April 12 at 7:30
p.m. for an exciting time. We'll
start off at the Kent JCC, then go
ice skating at Centre Ice at Coun-
tryside Mall. We'll be joined by
Tampa JCC's TWEENS and
skate until 11 p.m.
Then back to the Kent JCC
where we'll have an evening of
fun and games and movies in store
for you. Bring your sleeping bags
and pillow, favorite tapes and
games and stay until 9 a.m. Sun-
day morning for breakfast.
Cost is just $5. Call Caryn
Perkins at 736-1494 to make your
TEEN BEACH PARTY
The Greater Clearwater Coun-
cil of Jewish Youth has planned a
day at the beach on Sunday, April
13 for teens in Grades 9-12. Join
us at the Kent Jewish Community
Center at 9:30 a.m. and we'll all
go to the beach together. We'll be
back at the Center by 3:30 p.m.
A special program for Daddy's
and their kids (K-5) will be held on
Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30-8
p.m. Activities will include arts
and crafts, games, and special
snack. Dads, bring your kids to
the Kent JCC.
Call Caryn Perkins at 736-1494
to reserve your place now! $3
members; $4 non-members (Per
pair). Advance registration is
TINY TOTS BUNCH
The Tiny Tots Bunch of the
Kent JCC for moms or dads and
their two- and three-year-olds will
meet for a morning of fun from 10
to 11:15 a.m. Sunday April 20.
Special games, stories, songs
and treats are planned for this
great time. $3 per pair members;
$4 per pair non-members. Ad-
vance registration is required.
Call Caryn Perkins at 736-1494
A program specifically for four-
arid five-year-olds at the Kent
Jewish Community Center
together with moms or dads is
planned 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sunday
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There will be story time, arts
and crafts, games and lots of fun.
Special time for show and tell for
your favorite toy or book. Fee is
$4 per pair members; $5 per pair
Advance registration is re-
quired. Call Caryn Perkins at
TEENS TO VISIT
The Greater Clearwater Coun-
cil of Jewish Youth is planning to
visit Menorah Manor for Passover
on April 20 form 3 to 4 p.m.
All interested teens 9-12th
grades and TWEENS 6-8th
grades should contact Caryn
Perkins at 736-1494 to join in on
this Mitzvah Program.
We'll meet at the Kent Jewish
Community Center at 2 p.m. and
will be back by 5 p.m.
WINE AND CHEESE PARTY
The Young Singles Professional
Group of the Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center has planned a
Wine and Cheese Party for Sun-
day, May 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
at the Kent JCC's social hall.
The party, which includes a
wine tasting, is open to singles
ages 30 to 45. The admission is $5
per person and RSVP's should be
made by calling the Kent JCC at
Anyone interested in joining
planning meetings for future
events, contact Caryn Perkins at
the Kent JCC at 736-1494.
JAMES F. STRANGE,
James F. Strange, PhD, Dean
of the College of Arts and Letters,
and Professor of Religious Studies
at University of Sooth Florida will
talk on the importance of Ancient
Jewish writings in Archaeology
on Sunday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Kent Jewish Community
Center's social hall.
Dr. Strange is an international-
ly recognized authority on Biblical
Archaeology and reads and/or
speaks 17 languages. He has lec-
tured extensively in several coun-
tries on the subject.
The Brunch is sponsored by the
Center's Middle Career Group, a
group of adults in their 40s and
50s. Admission is $5. Please
RSVP to the Kent JCC at
The Kent Jewish Community
Center is offering an ongoing
KARATE Class for boys and girls
on Tuesdays frm 4:30 to 5:30 for
K thru 5th graders, under the
direction of a Black Belt
Fee is $25 for members; $35 for
non-members. Learn self-defense
and physical conditioning; plus
Call Caryn Perkins at 736-1494
Kalani's Hawaiian, a Hawaiian
entertainment group, has been
booked by the Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center's Young Couples
Club for a LUAU on Saturday
evening, April 19 lakeside at the
Center. The musical family per-
form fire and hula dances.
Hawaiian music and chants.
Kalani's appear regularly at the
Sands Pebble in Treasure Island
and have performed throughout
The program begins at 8:30
p.m. and will include tropical
drinks and luscious fruits in addi-
tion to the Island entertainment.
Admission is $20 per couple and
RSVP's can be made by calling
Sharon Rophie at 785-5045.
Jackee Meddin at 726-5115 or
M.J. Seidenberg at 535-4216.
The Kent JCC is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
SUMMER DAY CAMP
The Kent JCC summer Day
Camp will utilize facilities at the
center, as well as recreational
facilities in the community.
KJCC Camp Dates: 4 Weeks
Session I. June 16-July 11, Ses-
sion II, July 14-Aug. 8; Full 8
weeks Session June 16-Aug. 8.
The Kent JCC Camp is open to
all regardless of race, color, na-
tional origin or religious affilia-
tion. Family memership is pre-
requisite. However, inability to
pay the full membership fee will
never prevent a person from par-
ticipating in the KJCC program.
Extended Care: A special sum-
mer Extended Care Program for
campers of working parents which
allows for early arrival and ex-
tended day pickup. Available for
all 9 a.m.-4 p.m. campers.
Mornings 8 a.m.-9 a.m. 4
weeks $30, 8 weeks $60.
Afternoons 4 p.m.-6 p.m. 4
weeks $40, 8 weeks $80.
Transportation: Door to door
transportation is available in
Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin,
Safety Harbor and Palm Habor.
The Kent JCC can provide
transportation from additional
areas if there is sufficient
Additional Child Discount:
Total Camp registration fee is five
percent less when two or more
children from the same family
enroll in the same session
(transportation fees not included).
Scholarships: Members requir-
ing iee adjustments should make'
application by April 15th so that
there will be adequate time to ful-
ly evaluate all applications and
make final dispensation of the
limited available funds.
CAMP KATAN For children
Ages 4 to 5.
Half-a-day (9 a.m.-noon), 8
weeks $330, 4 weeks $200.
Full Day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), 8
weeks $460, 4 weeks $300.
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Rollerskating Computers Rock Climbing
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Zoological & Science Program All Dietary Laws
Observed Shabbat Services
Medical Staff Available at All Times
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For mature teenagers ages
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Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc. and The Golda Meir Friend-
ship Club, invite you to its annual
Passover Seder, Wednesday even-
ing, April 23.
Sam Apel will lead the seder and
participation is encouraged by our
guests. The cost for the evening is
$10 for adults and $5.50 for
children under 12 years. For a
speaking part and reservations
please call 461-0222. Reservations
by check payable to CIRFF are
due Wednesday, April 16.
A hot Kosher lunch is served
daily under the sponsorship of
Neighborly Senior Services.
Gloria's phone number is
446-4422. Call her with reserva-
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schedule before 11 a.m. the
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1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
Of Pinellas County
A Message From
The Campaign Coordinators
The 1986 campaign is two-thirds of the way to the goal of $1.45
million. And while that is gratifying, we must not stop until we reach
or surpass the goal. It is a challenge for every Jewish man and
woman in Pinellas County. We know some have already dug deep to
contribute and we appreciate that. For those who haven't or who
have not yet had the opportunity to contribute, we'd like to point out
what our dollars the dollars we all contribute go for.
The Federation does not simply solicit and distribute funds. It seeks out Jews,
identifies their needs, develops methods to meet those needs and ensures sufficient
funds to see that those needs are met. The $1.45 million is the "bare-bones" goal
necessary if Pinellas is to meet these needs locally and do its part worldwide.
Every Jew in Pinellas who contributes $25 or more is a member of the
The Federation coordinates Pinellas contributions locally to aid local programs
and provide support to Israel and around the world.
Where Our Dollars Go .
At 37, with a population
gathered from 120 nations,
Israel is still a pioneering,
developing country. Vision,
energy, intelligence and
substantial resources have reviv-
ed a wasteland, created over 500
rural communities and resettled
almost two million refugees. Yet
the work is not complete.
We are committed to helping
A vigorous economy.
A high quality of life nation-
wide with adequate housing and
A full utilization of talent
Israel's great resource
through education and job
A canopy of care, sheltering
the elderly, nurturing the very
young, training the handicapped
and sustaining the needy.
It is our way of participating in
the rebirth of the Jewish
In at least 30 countries
throughout the world, the Joint
Distribution Committee of the
UJA funds programs of rescue,
relief and rehabilitation. The
JDC provides kosher meals to
the elderly Jews remaining in
countries such as Poland and
Hungary, blankets to the poor
Jews in Rumania and warm
clothing in Morocco. Holiday
packages are delivered to
refuseniks in the Soviet Union
and blind, Jewish children are
educated with recorded books in
Your contributuion helps fund the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, which
combats anti-Semitism and promotes minority rights. Also, dollars help the various
institutions that educate our future rabbis in the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox
and Reconstructionist movements.
Aid is also given to the American Jewish Committee, Yeshiva University, the
Jewish Braille Institute and other national Jewish institutions.
I'inellan County Jewish Day
301-59th St. AT., St.
Petertburg, Fl. 33710
Founded in 1980, the Pinellas
County Jewish Day School is a
unique elementary/middle school
which currently serves students
from Dunedin to Sarasota. Addi-
tional grades are being added.
The school merges American
and Jewish cultures with pro-
gressive education techniques to
offer Pinellas Jews an alter-
native to public or private
secular and Christian schools.
The school is currently in the
process of expanding in central
Jewish Community Cenmter of Pinellas
8167 Elbow Lane N., St. Petertburg, FL 33710
The JCC is a social agency that provides programming for the entire Jewish
population and for the general public at large. Its services range from preschool
playgrounds to the senior friendship clubs, with special programs for the handicap-
ped. The center also serves as a meeting place for various local clubs and groups and
hosts several Jewish holiday programs, plus Camp Kadima.
Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia St., Clearwater, FL 33575
The Kent Center is a brand new Jewish community center providing educational,
recreational and social service for members and the Jewish community at large.
The Center offers activities for children, junior and senior high students, adults
and parents, including Day Camp, health and physical education and cultural and
community events. Plans are also under way for a full-time nursery school.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
8167 Elbow Lane N., St Petertburg, FL 33710
Phone*: 381-2373 and 446-1005
The Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service, with offices in St. Petersburg and Clear-
water, has been assisting Jewish residents for more than 20 years. Clients range in
age from infancy to the elderly. With funding from the Jewish Federation, enhanc-
ed by client fees, community donations and public funds, the agency offers special
services to aid individuals in crisis.
Some of the services offered providing assistance to obtain public benefits,
clothing, food, shelter and other life-giving services. Homemaker services include
cooking, shopping and cleaning as well as residential programs for older adults ex-
periencing mental problems.
Your Donations Make It Happen!
Your contributions create solidarity within the worldwide Jewish community. It
is appreciated. Please be generous.
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) ---------------------------------_-----_
One People, One Destiny
Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, April 4, 1986
Congregations, Organizations Events
Sponsors Films For
Over 130 emotionally and
physically handicapped children
from Nina Harris Exceptional
Student Center were treated to a
morning at the movies sponsored
by the St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of Women's American
ORT on Thursday, March 20.
Tyrone Square Six Theatres
donated use of one of its theatres
and the film. "E.T.." for this pro-
ject. The children were greeted by
"Happy Bear" a character who
is part of the chapter's preschool
child abuse prevention program
loaned to schools free of charge
and refreshments were provided
to complete the event.
The ORT chapter received fun-
ding for this project through con-
tributions from the St. Petersburg
community and extends its thanks
for the many generous donations.
The Beth Chai Synagogue. 8400
125 St. N., Seminole, has made
plans to rejuvenate the Men's
Club, which has been dormant for
The executive board has chosen
Joe Stern to head this club and br-
ing about a working organization
helpful to the Synagogue, as both
a financial and cultural part of it.
Mr. Stern will be assisted by Mr.
Amiel Blaiss, a former president
of the Men's Club.
The first meeting will be on a
Thursday night, April 10 at 8 p.m.
at the Synagogue. Rabbi Berman
will be present to give the newly
oreanized club his blessings
The St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of Women's American
ORT and the Jewish Community
Center of Pinellas County will
sponor an open forum regarding
the call for a Constitutional Con-
vention (ConCon) with guest
speaker, Corinne Freeman,
former Mayor of St. Petersburg.
It will be held on Thursday, April
10, at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC, 8167
Elbow Lane North, St.
The call for a Constitutional
Convention, for the purpose of
drafting a constitutional amend-
ment requiring a balanced federal
budget, is felt to pose a particular
threat to our democracy. To date
32 states have ratified the call
(Florida is one of them) and only
34 are needed for the convention
to be held. This is, in the opinion
of Women's American ORT and
NJCRAC (National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory Coun-
cil), a drastic and unnecessary
move. Essential provisions of the
Constitution, such as the Bill of
Rights, could be subject to sweep-
ing revisions under pressure from
special interest groups such as the
"Moral Majority." While the Con-
stitution provides for the calling
of such a convention, it provides
no guidelines or procedures for
how it should be organized. (The
only Constitutional Convention
ever held was the very first in
As ConCon is an issue that
should be of great concern to all
Americans, and as it is an issue
that to date has not received much
national or local press coverage,
this meeting is being planned to
educate the entire community to
Ms. Freeman will dicuss the
Constitution's amendment pro-
cedure and why it is preferred
over a constitutional convention.
Susan Brimmer, former Tampa
Bay Region ORT President, will
also be on hand to address ORT's
position on ConCon. The discus-
sion will be followed by a request
for signatures on prepared letters
to the appropriate state represen
tative(s) asking Florida to rescind
its vote for a constitutional
Organize Pasco Chapter
In response to the many re-
quests received, a new chapter of
the Brandeis University National
Women's Committee is being
formed in Pasco County. At the
present time, the chapter will en-
compass women from the areas of
Holiday, New Port Richey, Port
Richey, Hudson and Spring Hill.
Membership coffees will be held in
April and May.
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee is unique in
that it offers its members a Study
Group Program prepared by
university professors, plus the op-
portunity to support and maintain
the libraries of the first Jewish-
sponsored, non-sectarian universi-
ty in the nation.
Because of the recent interest
shown, organizational meetings
have already been planned.
Several of the Pasco County
residents have attended some of
the activities offered by the Sun-
coast Chaper in conjunction with
the Golda Meir Center, namely
the Yiddish Film Festival.
Brandeis Chapters on the West
Coast of Florida have been
established in Sarasota, St.
Petersburg, Clearwater (Sun-
coast), Orlando and Tampa. You
do not have to be a Brandeis
alumna to become a member!!
For further information, please
call our two Pasco representatives
- Helen Fishbein (904-683-0425)
or Doris Plaplan (813-848-4528).
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL
Temple B'nai Israel of Clear-
water has initiated for its elected
Congregants a "Seminar for
Leaders." On Sunday, April 13,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a pilot pro-
gram is planned which will encom-
pass all phases of Temple life.
The guest speaker will be Dr.
James Fisher, an expert in leader-
ship training. The afternoon ses-
sion will consist of training
workshops in finance, listening,
delegating responsibility and the
forming of effective committees
as related to temple concerns.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
90th Anniversary Breakfast
A breakfast will be held on Sun-
day, May 4 by the Jewish War
Veterans Post and Auxiliary 409
at the Golda Meir Center, 301 S.
Jupiter Ave., Clearwater. There
will be a social get-together at
9:30 a.m. with breakfast served at
This affair will mark 90 years of
service to the Veterans, Israel,
needy families, Federation,
hospitals and nursing homes. The
opening prayer will be delivered
by Rabbi Stuart Berman of Beth
Chai Synagogue, Seminole. Joe
Stern, past NEC and past com-
mander is the chairman.
We also will be honoring the
new President of the Auxiliary,
Charlotte Michaels and the new
Commander of the Post, Murray
A special honor will be given to
one of our oldest members for the
years of service to the Post. The
name will be announced at the
A video featuring the 90 years
of JWV will be shown. Please
make your reservations early.
May 1 will be the closing date. The
public is invited. Please call Paul
Hochberg, 796-0950; Ed Strauss,
796-1936; or Elaine Stern.
393-7959 for reservations. Dona-
On Wednesday evening April
16, National Council of Jewish
Women Suncoast Section will
sponsor an evening for NCJW
members, spouses and friends at
Derby Lane in support of the
Monies raised from this evening
will purchase toys, educational
materials, clothing and other pro-
visions to be sent to Israel. Over
700 institutions in Israel have
been the recipients of provisions
provided by Ship-A-Box,
distributed by volunteers to
children, women in shelters and
the elderly. Most recently Ethio-
pian Jews immigrating to Israel
have been aided by Ship-A-Box
through absorption Centers.
"Ship-A-Box" at Derby Lane
will begin at 6:45 p.m. with dinner
at the Derby Club, followed by a
night at the races. In lieu of ad-
mission a minimum donation of $5
per couple is requested for the
Ship-A-Box pledge. For reserva-
tions and further information, call
Joanne Bokoi at 530-9110.
TAMPA BAY JEWISH
Are you single and new in the
area? Would you like more infor-
mation about the Tampa Bay
Jewish Singles? Contact our
welcoming committee. In Pinellas
County call Gerri at 578-0201 in
Hillsborough call Carla at
April 4, 5, 6, the USY Chapter
of Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
Petersburg, will be attending the
MERCAZ Spring convention at
Temple Israel in Orlando. This an-
nual event is doubly important for
our USY-ers in that sub-regional
elections are held and this year's
theme of Soviet Jewry is one
which is still of current concern.
There will be several members of
newly immigrated Russian
families at the convention to help
in understanding the plight of
Jews in the Soviet Union.
Our own Howard Slomka and
Robyn Diamond will be turning
over their present positions as
President and Secretary, respec-
tively, after having done an excep-
tional year's work on behalf of the
sub-region. We are all looking for-
ward to a fun-filled, exciting and
Junior Congregation Trip
Those members of Junior Con-
gregation (grades 3-7) who have
qualified for their "Junior Con-
gregation Trip" by attending IS
or more services this year will be
going to Circus World on Sunday,
Mazel tov to the following
students: Jordana Apolstolico,
Sharon Grau, Joey Kauffman,
Yael Luski, Jodi Newman, Marti
Nickerson, Lisa Robbins, David
Strait and Elaine Vorob and
the list is still growing.
Men's Club Sabbath
The Mitzvah Men's Club of Con-
gregation B'nai Israel will join the
international brotherhood in the
conducting of Shabbat Hachodesh
Services 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.
Saturday, April 4 and 5.
The international theme for this
year is "How To Be A Jewish
Father." The message for the
Shabbat evening and the closing
prayer will reflect the new theme.
"Dinner With The Rabbi," a
new venture started by the Mitz-
vah Men's Club, will be held in the
Teen Room Tuesday, April 8 at
The Dinner will be a hot meal
prepared by "The Shayna
Maydlich." The study group will
center their discussion around
Jewish Religious Practices, a book
of lectures by Rabbi Isaac Klein.
The first 25 reservations will be
accepted. A donation of $6,
payable to the Mitzvah Men's Club
New Resident Program
Congregation B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg is sponsoring a free
trial membership for any new
residents to Pinellas County or
any family or person that has
moved here but has not yet af-
filiated with a congregation.
The program, which lasts into
the summer, includes receiving all
of the synagogue mailings, ability
to attend Shabbat and Holiday
services as well as the daily mi-
nyans. Children would also be able
to attend the Junior Congregation
services on Saturday morning,
join in United Synagogue Youth
programs or Kadima for pre-
teens. Adults may join the Men's
Club or Sisterhood.
For further information, call the
synagogue office at 381-4900.
Congregation Beth Sholom,
1844 54th St. S., Gulfport, has
scheduled its traditional Passover
Seder for April 23 under the
supervision of Rabbi Israel
Services will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and the Seder is at 7 p.m. Cost of
the Seder is $15 for members, $17
for guests and $13 for children.
Reservations are required.
Plans Seder for Singles, Young
"Why Is This Night Diff-
ferent?" ... A Seder for Young
Families and Singles, will be held
on the first night of Passover,
Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at
Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg.
It will be conducted by the Tem-
ple's Senior Rabbi, Ira Youdovin,
and his wife, Susan.
"Pinellas County has many
young Jews with limited Jewish
background," Rabbi Youdovin
remarked. "Some have only
recently located here and have not
yet established synagogue affilia-
tions, or even friendships. This
Seder is a special opportunity for
them to celebrate an important
Jewish holiday with peers who are
potential friends," he continued.
The cost is $16 for adults; $10
for children under 12. This may be
applied to Temple dues, should
participants join Beth-El during
the next year.
Reservations and additional in-
formation are available by calling
Grace at the Temple office:
Seder, an annual event open to all
members of the community, will
take place the following evening.
Please phone the Temple office
The Suncoast Chapter of the
American Technion Society is
having their annual gala Dinner-
Dance on Sunday, May 25 at 6:30
p.m. at the Wine Cellar
Restaurant, Redington Beach.
Chairpersons for this event is
Dr. and Mrs. E. Maurice Heller.
Co-Chairpersons are Dr. and Mrs.
Chester (Doris) Babat and Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice (Dorothy) Goldblatt.
Dietary laws will be observed.
Charles Rice Orchestra will be
entertaining. Anyone requesting
more information can call Barbara
Heller 360-7800. We ask all
those who are able to support
Technion to become members.
Annual dues are $25.
Technion is considered the MIT
of the Middle-East. Courses in-
clude Engineering, Sciences, Ar-
chitecture and Town Planning,
General Studies, Education in
Science and Technology. In 1971
the Technion became one of a
handful of technological univer-
sities in the world to establish a
The Jewish Film Festival spon-
sored by the Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc., Brandeis University Women
Suncoast Chapter and The Golda
Meir Center will present the final
film of its successful season,
"From Mao to Mozart, Isaac
Stern in China." This film will be
shown Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at
The Safety Harbor Spa.
Winner of the 1981 Academy
Award for best feature-length
documentary, the film traces
world famous concert violinist,
Isaac Stern's historic visit to
Tickets may be purchased at the
door for $3.50. Admission for
teens and children $1. The cost in-
cludes refreshments. Please call
461-0222 for information or
With its success in the past two
years, the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation at the University of
South Florida and the University
of Tampa can no longer house the
large numbers of students it con-
tinues to serve.
As a result, a move to larger
temporary quarters at the Cam-
bridge Woods Apts., 14240 N.
42nd St., Tampa, Apt. 1301 will
be made April 1. Hillel hopes work
on a new permanent facility on
USF's campus will begin within
the next year.
Hillel, the only pluralistic
Jewish Student Center serving
Jewish students from all
backgrounds and traditions will be
able to add to the full calendar of
programs already available.
"Bagel brunches, weekend
getaways, credit and not-for-
credit courses, cult information
TEMPLE BETH EL-Reform
400 S. Pasadena Are.. St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi Ira S. Youdovin Friday
Evening Sabbath Services 8 p.ai., Saturday Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m.
Bar-Bat Mitcvah Scrricc 11 U Tel. 347-6136.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM-Conservntive
1844 54 St., 8., GaJfport 337*7 Rabbi Iaracl Dvorkin Services: Friday even-
ing at 8 p.m.; Saturday, a.m. Tel. 321-3380, 864-4297.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL-Conservative
301 St St.. N.. St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Laeki Cantor Irving
Zumnier Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.: Monday
Friday 8 a.m.; Sunday IA| and evening Miayaa Tel. 381-4*00.
Congregation BETH CHAI-Conaervative
8400 126 St. N., Seminole 33642 Rabbi Stuart Berman Sabbath Service*:
Friday evenings 8 p.m.; Saturday. 0:30 a.m. Tel. 393-5525.
Congregation BETH SHALOM-Conservative
1325 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33519 Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg Sabbath
Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.; Sunday morning Miayan 9
a-m. Tel. 531-1418.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL-Reform
1985 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 33515 Rabbi Arthur Bsumsn Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. Tel. 531-5829.
TEMPLE AHA VAT SHALOM Reform
P.O. Bos 1178. Dunedin 33528 1575 Cnrlew Rd., Palm Harbor 33543 Rabbi
Jan Breaky Sabbath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m. Tol. 786-8811.
GULF COAST SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Meets first Frisky of the month: 6 p.m.. Largo Huh Center, 9th Street and lit
Ave., SW, Largo. Call 797-3224 far information.
Friday, April 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 11
Friday, April 4
Floridian deadline for April 18 edition.
Shabbat candlelighting, &82 p.m.
To rah Weekend, Congregation Beth Shalom, 8:30 following
7:30 services. Topic: Conversion in Jewish history and Jewish
Gulf Coast Society of Humanist Judaism, speaker: Rev. Ed-
ward Ericson, Largo Community Center, 6th Street and First
Avenue, SW, Largo, 8 p.m.
Saturday. April 5
Torah Weekend, Congregation Beth Shalom, 11 a.m. follow-
ing services. Tropic: Converts Today: Who are they? Why Do
they seek Judaism? What problems do they face?
Sunday, April 6
Torah Weekend, Congregation Beth Shalom. 10 a.m. Topic:
Conversion today: a positive approach to potential Jews.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Brotherhood Breakfast.
Speaker: Al Sulkes Admission: $2 with reservation; $2.50 at
Film series, "From Mao to Mozart," 2 p.m. Safetv Harbor
Spa. Tickets: $3.60 at the door.
Monday. April 7
Shalom Newcomers Network, 10 a.m.. Jewish Community
Golda Meir Center Friendship Club installation of officers
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Board meeting, Golda
Meir Center. 10 a.m.
Achievement '86 and Lifeline Clean-up campaign, 6:30-9 p.m.,
Annual Meeting committee, 7:30 p.m. Superior Surgical.
North Pinellas Chapter Hadassah Board meeting.
JCC Senior Friendship Club meeting, election of officers, 1-4
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Young Couple's Club.
Passover Workshop "How to Conduct a Seder" by Rabbi and
Mrs. Arthur Baseman. Open to the community. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday. April 8
Golda Meir Center two-day retreat, Chinsegut Hill,
Brooksville. Guest Speakers: Rabbi Steve Kaplan of Hillel in
Tampa on Jewish Mysticism: Rita Slack to lead a Great Deci-
sions class. Cost: $45 per person including meals, accommoda-
ti'ins and activities. For information, call Sue at 461-0222.
Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary No. 409 meeting.
Women's Division Pacesetter-Chai luncheon. Feather Sound
Country Club, 11 a.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Board meeting.
Achievement '86 and Lifeline Clean-up campaign. 6:30-1:30
p.m. Superior Surgical
Congregation Beth Shalom. Clearwater Sisterhood meeting.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Sisterhood Meeting:
Speaker: Rabbi Arthur Baseman on "Counting in the Jewish
Religion the Importance of the Individual," 11:30 a.m. Dona-
tion: $1.50. For reservations, call 581-1066.
Wednesday. April 9
Aviva Group Hadassah meeting. Program: Museum of Fine
Arts docent, Max Halle, will present slide presentation, "The
Precious Legacy." Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. general meeting.
7:30 p.m., Sunrise Savings and Loan Community Room, 2525
Shalom Group Hadassah meeting. Congregation B'nai Israel,
St. Petersburg. Election of officers. Speaker: Irving Bernstein
Aliyah Group Hadassah meeting. Program: Museum of Fine
Arts docent. Estelle Halle, on "Marc Chagall The Man and
His Works." Sunrise Savings and Loan Community Room, 10
a.m. For more information, call Betty Morgenstein, 360-3971.
National Council of Jewish Women Board meeting.
Brandeis University National Women's Committee Suncoast
Chapter. Lunch and learn program. "Food for Thought," on
nutrition, exercise and wellness. Sand Key Recreation Room,
1460 Gulf Blvd., 10:45 a.m. For reservations, call Emily Gurt-
man, 397-6767 or Arlene Levine, 596-1579.
Achievement '86 and Lifeline Clean-up campaign, 6:30-9:30
p.m., Superior Surgical.
Thursday. April 10
JCC Senior Friendship Club. Speaker: Ida Michels of
Menorah Manor Guild, 1-4 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women, Suncoast Section Board
ORT-JCC Forum on Constitutional Convention. Speaker: Cor-
inne Freeman. Jewish Community Center. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 11
Shabbat candlelighting. 6:36 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel. Clearwater. sixth grade Shabbat Dinner.
Theme: "Heroes and Judaism."
Saturday. April 12
Kent Jewish Community Center Tween Overnight, 7:30 p.m.
at the Center.
Sunday. April 13
Sholom, Gulfport. Men's Club Open
Congregation B'nai Israel Junior Congregation trip to Circus
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Leadership seminar, 9
Monday, April 14
JCC Senior Friendship Club, installation of officers, 1-4 p.m.
Brandeis University National Women's Committee Suncoast
Chapter annual membership meeting and election of officers.
First Florida Bank, Indian Rocks Road and West Bay Drive, 1
p.m. For more information, call Lorraine Leizer, 596-4731.
Jewish Day School Board meeting.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Dr. Jack L. Sparks, director
of education Temple Israel of Greater Miami, to speak on
"Recognizing the Threat of Teen-age Suicide," 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport. Sisterhood donor lun-
cheon, Wine Cellar Restaurant, noon. Entertainment: Seminole
High School ensemble. Donation: $18. Call for reservations:
Greta Greenbaum, 544-2384 or Beraice Rosenberg, 367-5800.
Temple B'nai Israel. Clearwater. Brotherhood election of of-
ficers, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16
Hadassah North Pinellas Chapter, donor luncheon. Entertain-
ment: Comedian Bill Blasser and the Granny Rockettes dance
troupe. Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd.,
Clearwater. Social hour. 11 a.m.: luncheon, noon. For reserva-
tions call 726-5407 or 726-2315.
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County Board meeting.
National Council of Jewish Women. Suncoast Section evening
at Derby Lane to support "Ship-a-Box" program, 6:45 p.m. Ad-
mission: $5 pledge.
Thursday. April 17
JCC Senior Friendship Club, Birthday and Anniversary Par-
ty, 1-4 p.m.
Kent Jewish Community Center Board meeting.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Friendship Club, officer in-
stallation luncheon. Entertainment: Bob Blasser, 1 p.m
Friday. April 18
Floridian deadline for edition of May 2.
Shabbat candlelighting, 6:40 p.m.
seminars, Shabbat and holiday
services, and personal, career,
and rabbinical counseling are the
norm." according to Hillel Direc-
tor Rabbi Steven Kaplan. "We
now offer Israel awareness pro-
gramming, a special group for
Jewish medical students and
residens, graduate students, a
faculty/community chavurah, and
have other new projects waiting
to be implemented."
For those wishing to become in-
volved in Hillel, contact Rabbi
Kaplan at 972-4433.
Holds First Service
Building on the success of the
study sessions already held,
Hillel's Reconstructionist Com-
munity Chavurah held its first
Shabbat service and dinner on
With approximately 25 people
sharing and participating in a
warm Shabbat experience, future
monthly services are planned, as
well as weekly Friday evening
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Rev. Edward Ericson,
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District of the American
Humanist Association, will be the
guest speaker at the regular Fri-
day meeting, April 4, at 8 p.m. of
the Gulf Coast Society for
The meeting will be held at the
Largo Community Center, Sixth
Street and First Avenue
The subject of Rev. Ericson s
talk will be "Our World of
Humanism." An Oneg Shabbat
will follow. There is no charge and
the meeting is open to the public.
In 1982, Rev. Ericson co-
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Americans for Religious Liberty,
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and State and a pluralistic
He was born and raised in Clear-
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The Gulf Coast Society for
Humanist Judaism will hold its
Passover Seder Thursday April 24
at the Summit of the Rubin Icot
Center, 13575 58th St. N., Clear-
water. Cost is $15 per person and
$6 for children. Reservations can
be made by April 21 by calling
In the last issue of the
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