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Fede-What? Definitions Vary, But Goal Is Same
Ask a Jew in Pinellas, or most
places in the United States, to
define "Federation" and you may
get a blank stare.
Or you may get, "Oh they're the
ones always asking for money."
Or you may get vague partial
But if you ask someone whose
life has been directly touched by
the Federation, those in need here
and in Israel, or just those whose
lives are made better by some of
the programs offered, the answer
is quite different.
As the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County begins its new
fiscal year, Federation officials
are offering an explanation of
"Federation" in Pinellas means
a central, countywide Jewish com-
munity organization. It
spearheads efforts by many
Jewish agencies to make life bet-
ter for Jews here and abroad.
Through financing, budgeting,
planning and coordination and
leadership development and
renewal, it expands efforts by
smaller organizations and pro-
vides strength through unity.
"Every Jewish organization
does good work. The temples and
synagogues have their programs.
The organizations such as ORT,
B'nai B'rith and Hadassah, all
have ways they provide assistance
in specific areas," said Federation
president Stanley Newmark.
"Federation tries to create and
maintain a broad sense of unity
and common action."
Newmark is beginning the
second-year of a two-year term as
"I'm sometimes afraid that peo-
ple get tired of hearing our ap-
peals for money and hearing the
same names over and over ," he
said. "Unless you're involved in
Federation and the Jewish com-
munity, you don't fully realize the
number of people working daily
for a better Jewish life."
The real strength of Federation
is the sense of identity, of unity
that it gives us as a whole. Federa-
tion unites the Jew in St.
Petersburg Beach with the Jew in
Dunedin, the Pinellas Jew with
Jews in Israel, in the Soviet
Union, anywhere in the world.
That identity gives us our
strength as a people."
"It's the board members who
are always quoted, but our impor-
tance is as representatives
Continued on Page 2-
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County is spearheading
efforts to get Pinellas Jews to join
in a nationwide campaign to focus
attention on the plight of Soviet
President Ronald Reagan has
invited Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev to visit the
United States "to see the
American people and see what
makes us tick." The invitation is
part of plans for the upcoming
summit meeting in Washington.
The meeting is not scheduled yet.
Jewish leaders throughout the
country are hoping that part of
what Gorbachev sees will be at
least 100,000 Jews massed in
Washington to protest the treat-
ment of Soviet Jews.
The project is named
"Washington Mobilization" and is
sponsored by the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry and its
constitutent agencies, such as the
Council of Jewish Federations.
Plans call for Jews to fly in from
around the country for a one-day
rally when the summit occurs.
If 100,000 Jews participate, the
number would be a little more
Continued on Page 7
The St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of Women's American
ORT recently received the
District VI Community Affairs
Award for 1985-1986. The chapter
was the only ORT chapter out of
187 chapters in the seven
southeastern states to receive this
The award was earned due to
participation in the following
Nine chapter members visited
area high schools once a month
during the school year providing
students with information on
vocational education oppor-
tunities. This was part of a region-
wide ORT project addressing the
high dropout rate.
The chapter raised special fun-
ding from the community to sup-
port the "Happy Bear" preschool
child abuse prevention program
and offered it free of charge to in-
Continued on Page i ~.
Task Force Fi
Possible Centralized Site
The Israeli Boy and Girl Scout Friendship Caravan mill perform
at both the Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County and the
Kent Jewish Community Center.
Israeli Scouts Bring
Caravan To Pinellas
The Israeli Boy and Girl Scout
Friendship Caravan will be bring-
ing the spirit of Israel to Pinellas
next month as the group performs
at both Jewish community
The Friendship Caravan is a
group of 10 English-speaking
Israeli boy and girl scouts, aged
16 to 17, who visit summer camps
and communities throughout the
United States as friendship
The Caravan is designed to in-
crease the awareness of Israeli
and Jewish culture throughout the
United States by opening com-
munication between Israeli and
American youths and adults.
The Caravan's program
features a combination of Israeli
and Yiddish music.
The group is sponsored by the
American Zionist Youth Founda-
tion. Locally, Ludwig and Molly
Boraks are sponsoring the group's
At the JCC .. .
The scouts will be performing
for the community at the JCC,
8167 Elbow Lane N. on Tuesday,
Continaed on Page 3
Something important may be
about to happen that involves
more than one of our agencies and
the entire Jewish community."
Those were the words of
Charles Rutenberg at the last
Federation board meeting.
That something is the first-time
ever possibility of a move toward
Jewish campus facilities in
Pinellas County and centralized
A Community Development
Task Force, made up of represen-
tatives of the Federation and its
beneficiary agencies, was formed
with a dual goal of more efficient-
ly providing facilities for the
Jewish community and to promote
Prompted by the Jewish Day
School's need for larger facilities
further north and the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County's need for new facilities,
the Task Force began looking for
a site compatible with a multi-use
The hope is such a facility could
house the Day School, the JCC,
the Federation offices and the of-
fices of the Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service. Gulf Coast cur-
rently is working out of several
In giving a status report on the
Community Development Task
Force, Rutenberg said the task
force has studied many sites and
come up with a possibility.
"A perfect site, obviously there
won't be, but I'm excited about
this one," Rutenberg said, but he
said he hopes each agency will be
able to compromise enough to
Women's Division: New
Plans For Jewish Women
Picture Today's Jewish Woman
and the picture may be fuzzy, but
the focus is clear.
The fuzziness comes because
times have changed. There's no
one stereotypical description of
the Jewish woman. Some are
homemakers, some are
homemakers and career women.
Some are active in their temples
and synagogues. Others have
their favorite Jewish organiza-
tion. Some are all of the above.
The focus though is clear. They
give of themselves to maintain a
"They're reaching out not only
in the home, but also as in-
dividuals in the community," said
Toni Rinde, newly appointed
president of the Women's Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County. "Being your own
person is important to today's
woman." And those in the
Women's Division want to be
there to help when women reach
Recently, 30 Jewish women
from Palm Harbor to St.
Petersburg met at Mrs. Rinde's
home to discuss how the Women's
Division can serve Pinellas'
Jewish women in the coming year.
A special guest, Esther Gordon, a
UJA regional representative, was
present and discussed Federation
and the changing role of women.
The women who met said they'd
like to expand the Women's Divi-
sion to focus not only on cam-
paign, but also on building leader-
ship, education and awareness for
Jewish women of all ages.
"We want to reach all women.
We want to let them know we ap-
preciate anyone who takes time
out from their busy lives to help
their fellow Jews, whether it's
through their temples, organiza-
tions or the Federation," Mrs.
The women clarified that they
are not talking about Federation
as a "social" organization. They
see it as an organization with
specific goals and tasks. "There is
so much work that needs to be
done," Mrs. Rinde said. "We're
Continued on Page 2-
make the joint facility possible.
Proposals do not include moving
the Kent Jewish Community
Center. That center just recently
opened new facilities in
The Kent Center would be in-
cluded in centralized fund-raising.
"If we can do it, we can
demonstrate the ability of this
community countywide to do
something together for a positive
effect," Rutenberg said.
The centralized fund-raising is
also just a possibility at this stage.
Federation and agency officials
though believe it may be the way
to go rather than have each agen-
cy individually going to the com-
munity to raise funds.
Meanwhile, since the Day
School is in immediate need of
more space, the Day School has
been authorized by the Federation
to continue with plans for a facul-
ty off E Bay Drive in Largo. The
school is proceeding with those
Page 2 The Jewish Floridlan of Pinellas County/Friday, June 27, 1986
Memo from the President
There are two Israels. The first
is the Israel of the evening news.
That is the Israel of the Arab-
Israel conflict, of West Bank
disturbances, of war threats, and
of politics. Then there is the other
Israel. That is the place where
four million people live, love, raise
their kids and spend the week
deciding what they will do on the
The first Israel can best be ex-
perienced from afar. Israel's pro-
blems are more readily apparent
on American television than on
Ben-Yehuda Street (any of the
Ben-Yehuda streets). As for the
other Israel the real Israel
you can only experience it by be-
ing there. For some reason, it just
doesn't come through on video
That is why it's time to start
thinking about going to Israel this
summer or autumm. Israel does
not need its supporters spending
their time and energy agonizing
over its fate. Israel certainly
doesn't need tears. It does need
support and, right now, support
for Israel can best be
demonstrated by booking an El Al
flight and going.
Spending time in Israel is no
hardship. The fact is that Israel is
a "fun" country of beautiful
beaches and landscapes,
fascinating historic sites, and an
unusually friendly population.
You can't worry about the "Mid-
dle East" when you are strolling
along the Mediterranean pro-
menade in Tel Aviv nor when you
are sitting on the balcony
overlooking Jerusalem's old city
at the King David Hotel. The Mid-
dle East of the headlines just
disappears obscured as it
should be by the Israel of reality.
The best thing about visiting
Israel is that your trip is enhanced
by the sense of connectedness that
you feel. Visiting most foreign
countries is a passive experience.
You look, admire, and take home
photographs that look like
postcards. Sure, it's very nice to
check out the ruins in Greece or
the cathedrals in Italy. But these
places have very little to do with
most of us. Israel is different. See-
ing the ancient "City of David" in
Jerusalem is exciting because our
ancestors live there. Tel Aviv is
thrilling because the people there
look like and sometimes are
relatives. You just do not leave a
kibbutz the way you do a Scottish
castle, remarking on how "nice"
it is. You leave proud. Because
that kibbutz has something to do
with you. Everything in Israel
Fede-What? Definitions Vary,
But Goal is Same
Unfortunately, it is a drop in
tourism that seems to be happen-
ing. This winter the number of
tourists visiting Israel was down
41 percent. If the summer figures
are anything like that, Israel's
economy could face some serious
But there isn't much that Israel
can do to attract tourists who are
afraid of becoming the victims of a
terrorist attack. Israel already
runs the world's most secure
airline, El Al. The country itself is
about as Terrorist-proof as any
nation can be. The U.S. Congress
is now considering erecting a
fence around the Capitol. In
Israel, it is not only the Knesset
that is guarded. Every major and
minor public place is protected.
Purses and shopping bags are
routinely checked in theaters and
in supermarkets. This may make
some people feel insecure. It
should have just the opposite ef-
fect. In Israel, the entire in-
strumentality of the state works
full time to prevent attacks on the
entire population. This is true
In short, there is no reason to
avoid traveling to Israel out of
fear. There is, of course, a small
element of risk in traveling
anywhere. Take Manhattan, for
instance, or Miami. The only safe
place, really, is at home. But, then
again, you may live near the San
Andreas fault or within a few
miles of a nuclear reactor. Risk is
simply a part of life. Fortunately,
in Israel, the risk is very small in-
deed. As for the rewards, they are
obvious. You will be doing Israel a
favor if you go there this year. But
it is you who will be the real
Continued from Page 1
representatives of all the Pinellas
Jews who are members of Federa-
tion and those that aren't."
"Anyone who has donated $25
to a Federation campaign is a
Federation member. His or her
views are just as important as
those who serve on the board."
"We're all volunteers trying to
improve the quality of Jewish life
and insure that our heritage and
culture continues," Newmark
said. "We made a lot of inroads
last year. I hope '86-87 will be the
year every Pinellas Jew thinks of
the Federation, not as 'they', but
as 'we.' That's what it takes,
because there are a lot of Jews in
need counting on us."
Newmark, 53, is a native of New
York City and holds a bachelor of
science and marketing degrees
from New York University. He
was with Pfizer industries in sales
and management for 13 years,
and spent 13 years with Wang
Laboratories, 10 as southeastern
For the past 2V years, he has
been with the Rutenberg Corpora-
tion here in Pinellas. He currently
is executive vice-president of
Rutenberg's Pinebrook Business
Center now under construction.
Newmark and his wife, Enid,
have two daughters, Lisa, 19, and
Stefani, 17. Mrs. Newmark has
been active in various Jewish
organizations, such as ORT, and
in Federation temple activities.
The family belongs to Temple
B'nai Israel in Clearwater.
Newmark's presidency is a con-
tinuation of his commitment to
Judaism in Pinellas and to the
Federation. He has been on the
Federation board for six years
and past service has included be-
Continued from Page 1
here to pull it all together."
The women have asked that
there be fewer functions and that
scheduling be done to also accom-
modate working women, when
"There's no reason why any
Jewish woman in Pinellas County
who wants to be involved in her
Jewishness can't be. It's a matter
of the extent she wants to be,"
Mrs. Rinde said.
Of course, visiting Israel is a
two-way street. It is good for the
tourist. And it is good for Israel.
Last year, 1.4 million tourists
(430,000 from the United States)
came to Israel. While there, they
spent $1.3 billion more foreign
currency than the country derived
from all its exports. Israeli of-
ficials had hoped that 1986 would
be an even bigger year. In fact,
Israelis were counting on an in-
crease in tourism revenues to help
sustain and advance the economic
recovery of the last year. Any
drop in tourism could seriously
retard that recovery.
Lane is New Secretary
New Board Member Richard
Lane has been elected as
secretary of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County.
Lane's election as secretary
came during the last Federation
Other officers are Stan
Newmark. president; Henry
Stein, treasurer, and vice-
presidents: Bruce Bokor, Reva
Kent, Irwin Miller, Toni Rinde,
Charles Rutenberg, Sidney
Werner, Rabbi Ira Youdovin,
Diane Sembler and Liz Sembler.
On Federation Board
The Pinellas chapters of the
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee have been
granted a seat on the board of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Under Federation bylaws, the
group is entitled to a seat as
representing a major national
Jewish organization with chapters
operating in Pinellas for at least
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Friday, June 27, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Students Garner National Awards
Students at the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School received Na-
tional Awards at the school's an-
nual Promotion Night, held Mon-
day, June 9.
The Presidential Academic
Fitness Awards were presented to
Amy Gross, Joshua Corn, Ben-
jamin Friedman and Stacie Lynn.
This honor, given to students
graduating from the elementary
school division is awarded to
students who have maintained a
B-plus or better grade average
and have scored at or above the
80th percentile on a nationally
recognized standardized achieve-
ment test. Dr. Kopelovich, Direc-
tor of General Studies, presented
the awards, which were first
developed in 1983 by President
Reagan to promote academic
Hebrew awards, from the
Hebrew Language and Culture
Association, were given to
students who excel in the study of
Hebrew. Top honors went to
Stacie Lynn, grade 5; Hal Blan-
chard and Yael Luski, grade 4;
David Wein; grade 3; Jonathan
Kopelovich, grade 2; and Yael
Silk, grade 1.
Students meeting nationally-
established criteria for physical
fitness also were presented with
awards during the Promotion
Night Program. Winning the Se-
cond Year Junior Award were
Bryna Blanchard and Sivan Bar-
Av, grade 7. The Elementary
Merit Award went to Jamie
Bloom, grade 5. Achievement
Awards were earned by the
following fifth-graders: Cynthia
Cohn, Benjamin Friedman, Stacie
Lynn, Marti Nickerson and
The fourth-grade Elementary
Merit Award was presented to
Michelle Hanken. Fourth Grade
Achievement Awards were
garnered by Aaron Apostolico,
Hal Blanchard and Marcus
Presidential Fitness Awards,
the highest possible achievement
in physical fitness, went to Amy
Jacobson and Inbal Kedar, both in
Students in kindergarten
received Certificates of Promo-
tion to the elementary division of
the school: Principal Mark Silk
presenting the certificates said of
the kindergarten class, "What a
terrific group of children. We are
all proud of your many
Members of the kindergarten
class are Joel Berman, Alison
Englander, Amy Geffon, Aaron
Given, Jacob Greenberg, Michael
Igel, Scott Jay, Michael Kalin.
Richard Kanner, Jacob Levy,
Jamie Lipman, Ari Luxenberg,
Mark Rosenhoch, Jessica Sebag,
and Aaron Werner.
Graduating from the elemen-
tary school to the middle school
were the following fifth-grade
students: Jamie Bloom, Cynthia
Cohn, Joshua Corn, Benjamin
Friedman, Amy Gross, Amy
Jacobson, Inbal Kedar, Stacie
Lynn, Marti Nickerson, Jessica
Pearlstein, and Rebecca Zelman.
Principal Silk commented dur-
ing the ceremony, "This fifth
grade is special to me for two
reasons. First, I was their second
grade Jewish studies teacher dur-
ing my first year at the school. Se-
cond, they are the first students
reaching middle school, to have
started here as kindergarten
Silk continued: "With the
1985-1986 school year behind us,
this marks the first time the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School has been a full
kindergarten through eighth
grade institution. The school looks
forward to serving the 100 plus
students for the 1986-1987 school
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Combined Jewish Appeal of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Menorah Manor Relives The Past
How long has it been since you
heard a Barbershop Quartet?
Caught a glimpse of a 1911 Hupp-
mobile? Watched Laurel and Har-
dy films? Well the Menorah Manor
Family had the opportunity on
May 27, as "Nostalgia Day" was
the theme for the day throughout
The day began early with the
opening of the "Old Time
Museum," where many antique
items such as old license plates,
almanacs, photos, clothing,
glasses and the sort were
After visiting the museum there
was a choice of watching Laurel
and Hardy movies complete with
popcorn or having your picture
taken at the "Old Time Photo
Booth" where costumes were
donated by Norman Smith. (This
was a favorite of everyone!)
Although there were events
happening everywhere, this was
only the beginning. Following
lunch Jerry LaPoint drove up to
the front of the Home in his 1911
Huppmobile. The residents were
delighted to see the car, which
shined as if it were brand new, as
they had remembered seeing
many cars of this type when they
After returning from admiring
the classic car what was waiting
but the Home's own Barbershop
Quartet. Ben Dolgoff, Joe
Schwartz, Ben Belon and Al
Dolgoff serenaded Residents,
staff, volunteers and visitors on
each floor with a melody of old
Next was a trip to Aunt Fan-
nie's Des8ertery. There was Larry
Continued from Page 1
Over 130 exceptional children
attended a free morning movie in
March sponsored by the chapter.
Several chapter members
volunteered their time at Menorah
The chapter conducted an
open forum on the Constitutional
Convention, an issue of great con-
cern to Women's American ORT.
Tfte chapter plans to etmtlnue
and expand upon the first four
projects during the 1986-1987
The Barbershop Quartet, seated left to right, Joe Schwartz, Ben
Dolgoff, Ben Belon and Al Dolgoff roam the home singing a
medley of songs.
Murray playing his banjo, sing-
alongs, skits and a photo contest.
Residents, staff and volunteers
brought in pictures of when they
were children and the contest was
to guess who was in each photo.
This was a very difficult task, but
there were several winners.
Following the stage show,
everyone shared in some old
fashioned homemade apple
First there was Hawaiian Day,
now Nostalgia Day.
For more information regarding
programs at Menorah Manor, or a
special idea or talent that you
might like to share please contact
Renee Krosner, Program Director
Remembering the good old days
in costume are Manuel
Aronovitz and Olga Tischler.
Israeli Scouts Bring Caravan
Continued from Page 1
July 1, at 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 2, the
scouts will spend the day with
campers at the JCC's Camp
Kadima. They also will perform a
special show for the campers and
Admission to the July 1 show is
$3 in advance or $5 at the door.
Campers will be admitted free.
Call the JCC (344-5796) for ad-
At the Kent JCC .
The Caravan will be spending
time with campers, but a highlight
of the Kent Jewish Community
Center appearance will be a one-
hour performance of song and
dance for the community.
The community performance is
scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Wednes-
day, July 2. Admission is $1 per
person. RSVP to the Kent JCC
The JCC and the Kent JCC are
beneficiary agencies of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Jewish Day School
Achieves Highest Scores
Soaring scores were achieved
on standardized testing at the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School. The overwhelming majori-
ty of classes have once again
achieved stanines of nine (highest
possible score) in all tested areas.
The Jewish Da School has a
history of excellence in education,
both in general and Jewish
studies, according to Dr. Lenore
Kopelovich, director of General
"Our achievement test scores
have consistently been high,"
Kopelovich said. The school
recently administered the
Metropolitan Achievement Tests.
"We are especially pleased by
this year's extraordinary science
scores, since the school adopted a
new, hands-on science program in
the fall," said Kopelovich. Sample
class grade equivalents in science
for selected grades include: fourth
grade, first month (4.1) for first
grade; eighth grade, seventh
month (8.7) for fourth grade; and
post high school for seventh
Extraordinary class grade
equivalent scores in other areas
include: second grade, third
month (2.3) for kindergarten in
mathematics; sixth grade, fourth
month (6.4) for third grade in
social studies; eleventh grade,
fourth month (11.4) in fourth
grade language; and post high
school in seventh grade for
reading and language.
"We are particularly proud of
our kindergarten class, which has
achieved class stanines of nine in
all subjects for the last four
years," said Mark. Silk, Principal.
"The entire staff is delighted that
these test scores confirm the ex-
cellence of our academic
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Combined Appeal of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Overview Of The TOP
Endowment Fund Program: An
Investment in Your Community
If you walk into your broker's
office with a few loose pennies to
invest, you will be educated about
different investment options. The
option or options you choose will
depend on your own investment
objectives. Making a gift to your
community's endowment fund
through the TOP Jewish Founda-
tion is also an investment. Depen-
ding on your charitable and tax
planning objectives, the Founda-
tion also offers you certain op-
tions. This article discusses
several investment options open
to you that will help you with your
family's charitable planning goals
and provide for the future of your
Assume that in addition to your
annual Federation and other
Jewish communal giving you have
a specific interest in your com-
munity's Hebrew Day School;
care of the elderly; establishing an
annual cultural series through the
JCC, or some other want or need
in the community that is not being
addressed because of lack of fun-
ding. An investment in the TOP
Foundation can endow a specific
program or project of interest to
you or your family.
The investment option you
might choose would be a
Fund. Such a fund can be
established in your name, your
family's name or the name of so-
meone you wish to honor. This
fund is called a "Designated"
Philanthropic Fund because its
terms specify that all of the in-
come is to be used to annually sup-
port the program or project of
specific interest to you. Additional
investments to the principal of
this fund can be made at any time.
Philanthropic Fund (Advised)
Your charitable interests, in ad-
dition to your annual giving, may
be varied. Perhaps you would like
to have the flexibility of making
an investment now to take advan-
tage of a tax planning situation
while deferring until later the
disbursement of these funds for
charitable and philanthropic com-
munity needs that may come up
from time to time.
To help further these objectives
you might consider establishing
an "Advised" Philanthropic
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Project Renewal Helps
Dreams Come True
Dinah Ox used to dream about
growing up and becoming a
Aa the daughter of Alexandria,
Egypt, Jews who had emigrated
to Israel, the eldest of four
children may have always thought
that it was a dream that would
never come true.
But the 23-year-old Kadima,
Israel, resident now has a best-
selling record to her name and has
won sixth place in one of Israel's
most respected music festivals.
It began when Oz entered
Kadima's Young Talent Festival,
organized by the local community
center with funding from the
United Jewish Appeal's Project
Project Renewal helped her
dream come true.
And Ox's is not an isolated case.
Israeli officials recount numerous
success stories for Project
Renewal whether it be offering
a future to an Israeli young person
or self-sufficiency to a diaadvan-
taged family or aid to an elderly
The dollars pouring in from
Jews in the United States, linked
in partnership with Israel to bring
disadvantaged immigrants into
the Israeli mainstream as produc-
tive citizens, is working and work-
ing well, according to numerous
Not only are dollars paving the
way for success, but American
Jews are also getting involved by
visiting their twin Project
Renewal cities, and sometimes us-
ing their vacations to volunteer
their professional talents in Pro-
ject Renewal communities.
For instance, for years, Sderot,
a Negev development town, was
without a dentist. A toothache
meant either living with pain or
traveling long distances to get
Project Renewal helped develop
the idea of using volunteer den-
tists from the United States to
estabn h a comprehensive dental
center l'or the town's 9,000
In the last four years, Sderot,
twinned through Project Renewal
with Buffalo and Rochester, New
York, has been host to more than
100 U.S. dentists.
The clinic is open seven days a
week and takes up two apart-
ments in a residential building.
Free dental care is provided to
children under 16, while others
pay half the normal dental fee.
Awareness seminars focus on
teaching the immigrants the im-
portance of dental care. All
through Project Renewal.
The project is not an ongoing
welfare program. The aim is to
help the residents help themselves
and become self-sufficient as soon
Fifty-four Israeli neighborhoods
have been twinned with U.S.
Jewish communities under Pro-
ject Renewal. Another 40
Survey: Most Newspapers Approved Raid
NEW YORK, N.Y. Approx-
imately three out of four major
American newspapers "justified"
the United States air strike
against military bases in Tripoli
and Benghazi, Libya, as retalia-
tion for the terrorist bombing of a
West Berlin night club which kill-
ed and wounded Americans, ac-
cording to a survey and analysis of
the 50 largest circulation dailies
by the Anti-Defamation League of
In making public the League's
"Big 50" survey, Abraham H.
Foxman, ADL's associate na-
tional director and head of the In-
ternational Affairs Division, said
that of the 48 newspapers which
commented on the raid, 35 (72.9
percent) approved of the bombing
while 13 (27.1 percent) did not.
Among the newspapers
editorializing against the raid was
the St. Petersburg Times, accor-
ding to the survey.
The ADL survey went beyond
the statistics of approval and
disapproval to measure press opi-
nion on the raid's effectiveness,
the critical reaction of America's
European allies, the problem rais-
ed by civilian casualties and the
suggestion by some dailies that Li-
byan terrorism is linked to the
It found that 41 of the 48 papers
editorializing (85.4 percent)
discussed the raid's impact upon
future terrorist tactics. Four of
the 41 (9.8 percent) said the air
strike would have a deterrent ef-
fect. Each of the 13 dailies which
deplored the raid cited as the ma-
jor reason for their attitude that it
would incite further terrorist
Twenty-two of the 35
newspapers supporting the
American air strike also felt that
it could lead to more terrorism,
with some feeling that it might be
on a larger scale. Two others were
uncertain about future repercus-
sions while seven publications
ventured no opinion.
Great Britain's collaboration
with the United States on the raid
the granting of permission to
use British-based USAF planes -
was praised by 21 papers (43.8
percent of those commenting)
while the other 27 made no
reference to the issue, according
to the League.
Editorials in 34 papers (70.8
percent) criticized Western Euro-
pean countries for "appease-
ment" of Libya and their
"negative reaction" to / merican
retaliation, the survey disclosed,
pointing out that most of these
also condemned France and, to a
lesser extent, Spain for refusing
to permit United States planes to
overfly their territories enroute to
the target. The League also found
that a few papers took note of in-
creasing "unity in the West's at-
titude toward Libya" as a result
of the raid while 14 papers ig-
nored the issue entirely.
Of 23 papers commenting on the
death of "innocent" civilians as a
result of the air strike, the ADL
report said that eight papers cited
this as a reason for deploring the
American attack while 15 others
said the casualties were regret-
table but were inadvertent in con-
trast to the deliberate targeting of
civilians by Libyan terrorists.
On the "Palestinian" question,
the "Big 50" survey found that
only seven papers of the 48 com-
menting discussed the issue. Of
these, four said that a solution
"would put an end to terrorism"
and the other three disagreed.
The 35 papers which supported
the air raid on Libya are: In the
East: The New York Times, New
York Daily News, New York Post,
Wall Street Journal, Long
Island s Newsday, Washington
Post, Newark Star-Ledger, Buf-
falo Evening News, Philadelphia
Enquirer, the nationally-
circulated USA Today and the
In the South: The Atlanta Con-
stitution, Memphis Commercial
Appeal, Miami Herald, Orlando
Sentinel, New Orleans Times-
Picayune, Oklahoma City Daily
Oklahoman, Houston Post,
Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morn-
ing News and Dallas Times-
In the Midwest: The In-
dianapolis Star, Minneapolis
Star and Tribune, Chicago
Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times,
Detroit News, Kansas City Times
and Kansas City Star.
In the West: The Los Angeles
Herald Examiner, San Diego
Union, Portland Oregonian,
Denver Post, Rocky Mountain
News (Denver), Arizona Republic
Phoenix) and San Jose Mercury
The 13 papers which felt that
the anti-terror attack on Libya
was not justified were the Boston
Globe, Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Des Moines Register, Detroit Free
Press, Hartford Courant, Los
Angeles Times, Milwaukee Jour-
nal, Philadelphia Daily News,
Pittsburgh Press, Sacramento
Bee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St.
Petersburg Times and Seattle
National Council of Jewish Women
Award Scholarships, Grants
National Council of Jewish
Women, Suncoast Section has an-
nounced the awarding of $4,000 in
scholarships and community ser-
vice projects for 1986. The grants
were awarded to nine agencies to
help serve the citizens of Pinellas
This year's grant recipients are:
$270 to Project Graduation to
sponsor one bus to transport high
school graduating seniors to an
all-night drug and alcohol free
graduation night party at Busch
$100 to the Pinellas County
Science Center as a scholarship
for an underprivileged child.
$300 to the Florida Center for
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Children and Youth to support ad-
vocacy efforts on behalf of
$470 to the Jewish Communi-
ty Center to enable a handicapped
child to participate in their special
$150 to the Kent Jewish
Center for a two-week scholarship
to camp for an underprivileged
$250 to the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School for library
$250 to Pinellas Emergency
Mental Health Services Children's
Crisis Stabilization Unit and
donated clothing and toys.
$210 to the Pinellas County
Gulfcoast Jewish Family Services
for the NCJW Emergency
Prescription and Eyeglass Fund.
$2,000 to Menorah Manor, a
home for elderly Jewish persons
in St. Petersburg.
"We hope that these dollars
along with the hundreds of hours
our volunteers donate to these
agencies and other community
service projects has an impact on
the quality of life in Pinellas," said
Suncoast Section President Marcy
For information regarding ap-
plication for funds for 1987, con-
tact Judith Elkin at 397-6556.
neighborhoods in need of help are
without a U.S. partner.
To help those communities
become part of Project Renewal,
Project Renewal officials are urg-
ing U.S. Jewish communities to
take on second twin communities,
where possible. Boston,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago,
Nashville, San Francisco and Los
Angeles have done so.
Pinellas' twin, which it shares
with several other communities, is
Tel Mond, Israel. A three-year
Project Renewal campaign to
raise $400,000 for Tel Mond is
under way by the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County. Herb
Schwartz is heading the local
Just over half the funds already
have been raised as the Pinellas
project starts its second year.
For more information about
Project Renewal or the local cam-
paign, contact Herb Schwartz or
the Federation (U6-10SS).
To Appear At Seminar
The Tampa Bay Jewish
Educators Council and the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County are
planning a Mini CAJE Sunday,
Aug. 17 from 9:30-3:30 at Temple
B'nai Israel, 1685 S. Belcher Rd.,
Guest Speaker will be Danny
Siegel, a renowned "Tzedekah-
ologist." He is the author of
several books, poems and essays.
He has recordings and tapes of
readings from authors' writings.
His articles and poems can be
found in Moment Magazine, Na-
tional Jewish Monthly, Sh'ma,
Israel Digest, and Prayerbook
supplements for synagogues.
He is the originator of Tzedakah
project (1974) for collection and
distribution of funds to little-
known individuals and projects
and is the Tzedakah Resource Per-
son and Scholar in Residence,
United Synagogue Youth Israel
Registration fee which includes
lunch is $12.
Checks may be made payable to
the Tampa Bay Area Jewish
The TBJEC includes
synagogues and temples on both
sides of the Bay. Early registra-
tion is requested.
By GLADYS OSHER
MAZEL TOY: Eric and Judy Ludin have agreed to chair the
Federation's Young Leadership Development program for the
coming year. Eric is an attorney with Goldner, Rowe, Marger,
Davis, Piper and Bartlett in St. Petersburg. Judy is public rela-
tions director for the Home Shopping Network. Both have been
active in the Jewish community. The Young Leadership program
is a way our young people can get involved. It's wonderful to see
so many doing so.
Lag B'Omer celebration: A delightful afternoon at the
Belleview Biltmore Hotel, sponsored by the Rutenberg Family
Foundation and Golda Meir Center, was spent recently to
celebrate Lag B'Omer. One table at lunch had an international
flavor. There was Millie Brosman from England, Margaret Poley
from Hungary and Alice Wasserman from France. Of course, all
are now residents of the Suncoast.
Also enjoying themselves swimming and socializing were Anna
Weiner, Frances Peterman, Leah Zwiekel, Elsie Danziger,
Leonard Castle, Anna Kletzel, the Sam Silberwiegs and Harry
Family pride: Adele and Gordon Gilbert are justifiably proud of
the many super things happening in their family. Their son, Ben-
jamin, will graduate from New York University's Medical School,
making him the third generation NYU grad from his family. The
Gilberts' daughter, Stephanie, graduated Magna Cum Laude
from Harvard, winning the faculty prize for their psychology
thesis. Another daughter, Benette, a Barnard grad, just com-
pleted her first year in New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse.
New Leadership: The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah in-
stalled its new officers last month at an installation luncheon held
at Temple Ahavat Shalom. The new officers are: Arline Blitxer,
president; Anne Kahana, vice president fund-raising; Harriet
Kichman, vice president membership; Molly Weiner, vice presi-
dent program; Lillian Goldberg, vice president education; Isle
Stern, treasurer; Micky Winston, corresponding secretary; Ber-
nice Baum, recording secretary; and Harriet Morris financial
New residents: Welcome to the Andrew Cohens, who moved to
the Tampa Bay area recently. Two of their three sons Uve here.
Assorted cousins live here too.
Never too late: Mazel tov to Len Leeb who graduates with
IaniL!!0j0r8.a8 a nurein home administrator. She has been on
uv"e, ent 8 Ll8t since ahe teg*n her schooling and was named
to Who s Who Among American Junior College students not
bad for a student returning to school after many years.
Have a simcha to share? Write Chatterbox, do Jewish Federa-
tion, SOI S. Jupiter Ave., Clearwater, SS515 or call Gladys.
Friday, June 27,1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
Jews With Disabilities To Be A Focus of CJF
NEW YORK, N.Y. The
Council of Jewish Federations
Task Force on Jewish Individuals
with Disabilities has released a
Mission Statement reaffirming
the council's commitment to en-
sure the maximum quality of life
for Jewish people who are
The Task Force, which was
created in 1986 in response to a
growing community con
sciousness of the need for services
for the disabled, is composed of in-
dividual* with disabilities,
and lay leaders.
In the Mission Statement, the
Task Force spelled out its goals
1. To sensitize and educate the
community about the special
needs, rights and concerns of in-
dividuals with disabilities and
2. To stimulate Jewish com-
munities to increase services for
the disabled under Jewish
3. To serve as a central clear-
inghouse providing local Federa-
tion planning committees with in-
formation from all relevant
4. To recommend methods for
maximizing integration of in-
dividuals with disabilities into the
life of the Jewish community.
5. To advocate for appropriate
services for Jewish individuals
with disabilities and for adequate
government, private and Federa-
6. To place the rights and the
needs of the disabled on the North
American Jewish community rela-
tions and advocacy agendas.
7. To develop coalitions with
other organizations and national
bodies that advocate for the needs
of individuals with disabilities,
particularly Jewish individuals.
8. To encourage Jewish agen-
cies and organizations to see that
facilities and events are accessible
to individuals with disabilities.
At its meeting in April, the Task
Force discussed implementation
of these goals. Plans include the
establishment of a subcommittee
to survey the needs of Jewish
communities and to develop a
resource handbook; encourage-
ment of dialogue with national
Jewish agencies; production of a
handbook on how to develop a
local Task Force on the Disabled,
and, possibly, the initiation of
regional conferences on this im-
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Gulf Coast To Host
An exciting new organization is
on the scene. The North/Central
Florida Association of Jewish
Family Service is a going concern.
Jewish Family Services in Nor-
thern and Central Florida are
meeting on a regular basis. The
next meeting will take place in
Clearwater at Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service on Sept. 15. The
keynote speaker will be Bert
Goldberg, executive director of
National Association of Jewish
Family Services. His topic will be
It is a singular honor that
Goldberg has chosen to speak to
our association and indicates the
importance he places on this
group and our own Jewish Family
Service, which is considered a
trendsetter in the nation, Gulf
Coast officials said.
Michael Bernstein, executive
director of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service and chairperson of
the Association, notes that
Florida is in the vanguard of new
ideas and trends among Family
"We have to be innovators,"
said Bernstein, "because needs
and problems become apparent in
Florida before the rest of the
country even knows they exist.
Goldberg will be coming to share
national concerns with our agen-
cies, but he will also be coming to
learn, because what we do here in
Florida to confront the problems
of aging and divorce will be what
New York, Chicago and Atlanta
will be doing five and 10 years
The meeting in Clearwater in
September will be the third
meeting of the association. The
founding members are Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, Tampa
Jewish Family Service, Sarasota-
Manatee Jewish Family Service,
Jewish Family Service of Greater
Orlando and Jewish Family and
Community Services of Greater
The North/Central Association
of Jewish Family Service is a
forum to exchange ideas and in-
formation among members, who
come from communities of similar
size and composition. The associa-
tion will also be used as a clear-
inghouse for national ideas and as
a method of sending information
to the national organizations.
Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Clearwater, Florida 33575
'Innovative' Hacienda Home Dedicated
"Electricity" was in the air as
Gov. Bob Graham joined the
festivities at the opening
ceremonies of the Hacienda Home
for Special Services administered
by Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice, last month.
Governor Graham, in remarks
to approximately 300 guests,
described GCJFS as a leader in
Florida and an innovator in pro-
viding new quality programming
to seniors and disabled in need of
rehabilitation. While inspecting
the 110-bed facility. The Governor
described the restored hotel as a
"fountain of youth" which will
help seniors and disabled citizens
with minor medical problems
avoid unnecessary and expensive
nursing home care.
"As the first of its kind in the
State of Florida, I can imagine the
happiness and quality of life this
program will offer to those lucky
enough to be able to enter,"
The Governor praised GCJFS
President Jim Soble, the board of
directors, their advisory groups
and Executive Director Michael
Bernstein and staff for "the state
of the art care and leadership, and
humane quality programming to
those in need."
Immediate Past President
Harry Green was surprised with a
special plaque in appreciation for
his efforts on behalf of the concept
which underscored the years of
hard work and partnership with
professional staff. The plaque was
presented by the Governor.
Among the speakers at the dais
was Rabbi Stuart Berman of Con-
gregation Beth Chai. Dr. Harvey
Kaiser, President of the Pasco
Medical Society, also praised the
concept as special guest speaker,
as did Thomas "Chip" Wester,
district administrator, and Mayor
Prior of New Port Richey.
Prior said that GCJFS had
transformed the Hacienda Hotel
on Main Street into one of the
finest landmarks on the west
coast of Florida. Officials from
state, county, and local govern-
ments agreed that the facility,
which will provide room and
board, physical therapy, occupa-
tional therapy, and other
physician-ordered medical ser-
vices for seniors and disabled, is a
humane alternative to nursing
homes for those not ready to
return home to their families.
Festivities were closed with
benediction offered by Rev
George Hi" of the First United
Methodist Church who praised
GCJFS for its devotion to serve
those in need.
Kosher meals will be offered
with a special commitment to
serve Medicaid as well as private
pay patients, with daily costs con-
siderably cheaper than nursing
home care. Those individuals in
Pinellas or Pasco County in-
terested in further information
can contact Debbie Sumner at
GCJFS is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
HOMES TO ISRAELIS
The Jewish community has
opened its homes to two young
Israeli women brought in by the
Kent Jewish Community Center
for its Summer Day Camp.
Aviva Nissim and Nurit Kaplan
are part of the Israeli Summer
Shlichim program in Clearwater.
The Shlichims spend the summer
as counselors in summer day
camps and the community is ask-
ed to provide home hospitality.
The following host families have
extended their hospitality: Dr.
and Mrs. Ed Cohen, Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Orloff, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Norms, Mr. and Mrs. Moshe
Bavli, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Snyder, Dr. and Mrs. Eli Freilich,
Mr. and Mrs. Erel Laufer, Mr.
and Mrs. Manny Harris.
A 20 percent Preschool Early
Bird registration discount will
continue until June 30, according
to David Seidenberg, Director of
the Kent Jewish Community
Center. Those who register on or
before June 30 will receive the 20
percent discount throughout the
The Preschool, which opens in
August 1986, will include 9 a.m. to
noon five-day a week classes for
two, three and four-year-olds,
Mommy and Me and Mother's
Morning Out for 15 month olds,
Afternoon Enrichment programs
for three and four-year-olds and
extended care from 7:30 a.m. to 6
For more information and to
register your child, please call
Gulf Coast Installs Officers
Stan Newmark, president of the
Jewish Federation, joined with
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service,
Inc. to install officers of the
Federation beneficiary agency. In
Newmark's comments he praised
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
as a nationally recognized leader
in providing excellence of care to
those in need from the Jewish
Among officers installed includ-
ed James B. Soble, as president.
Newmark described Soble as a
committed and involved leader in
the Jewish community and com-
mended Soble for the significant
amount of time he has offered to
the Jewish community in carrying
out his role as president.
Newmark installed Marc Silver-
man as vice president. Silver-
man's generosity in offering his
expertise in guiding the organiza-
tion while still finding time to of-
fer leadership to Beth Shalom is
characteristic of his commitment,
Also installed as vice president
was Jacquie Jacobs. Newmark
fondly recounted a lifetime of
leadership both Jacquie and her
late husband, Murray, offered to
William Israel was installed as
treasurer. He was commended for
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offering his professional manage-
ment and financial skills to the
organization, which has steadily
grown to one of the largest Jewish
Family Services in the nation.
Mrs. Susan Diner was installed
as secretary with Newmark
noting that Mrs. Diner was an
asset, not only to GCJFS, but an
important member of the com-
munity at large.
Others also elected for three-
year terms to the board of direc-
tors included Dr. Louis Belinson;
Harry Green, immediate past
president; Mrs. Jenny Kleinfeld;
and David Bowman.
President Soble thanked Mrs.
Ruth Dikman on her effectiveness
in serving as board treasurer and
Mrs. Ellen Glassman and her ex-
emplary performance as agency
Other Gulf Coast board
members include Len Apter, Mrs.
Florence Fayer, Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Kahana, Dr. Harold
Rivkind, Dr. H. Leonard Schles-
inger and Richard Shepard.
Stephanie Levine, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Levine, was
called to the Torah as a Bat Mitz-
vah on Saturday, June 21 at Tem-
ple B'nai Israel, Clearwater.
Stephanie is a student in the
Temple B'nai Israel religious
school and is active in its Junior
Youth Group. A seventh-grader at
Safety Harbor Middle School,
Stephanie is a Dean's list student
and member of the National
Junior Honor Society. She has
won ribbons in local ice skating
competitions and is a 1985 Honor
Roll member of Camp Akiba.
where she enjoys swimming and
archery during her summer stays
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Levine
hosted a reception on Saturday,
June 21 at Temple B'nai Israel.
Special guests included friends
and relatives from Florida,
Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania
Continued from Page 3
A few examples of suggested
distributions that have been made
are: to supplement one's annual
Federation support; to give addi-
tional support to one's
synagogue/temple; to support a
community capital fund's pro-
gram; to support the local sym-
phony, medical research program
or literally any non-profit
organization that is afforded
public charity status by the Inter-
nal Revenue Service.
You may add to this fund at any
opportune time. The character of
the investment, i.e., cash, real
estate, securities and the like, you
choose to make will again reflect
what will be most tax advan-
tageous to you.
Field of Interest Fund
Where you have an interest in
helping to support a particular
class, for example "programming
for community elderly";
"programming for community
youth"; "senior citizen con-
gregant living" or some other
general or defined field of philan-
thropic interest, your investment
may be made to establish such a
Field of Interest Fund. Others
with similar interest**, as yours
would be encouraged to invest in
the same fund. Distributions from
that "Fund" would be made only
for programs, projects or capital
needs fitting within the scope or
field of interest for which the fund
A person who desires to invest
in the long term future of the
Federation and the Jewish Com-
munity would choose this invest-
ment option. The General
(Unrestricted) Fund is the source
for special grants for new and im-
portant programs for Agencies
and other communal organiza-
tions. It can be the source to meet
emergency needs both at home
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|The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Buncil will celebrate the In-
endence Day weekend with a
cnic on Sunday, July 6 at
orizon Park in Tampa (just north
Tampa Stadium on Himes
irenue). The festivities begin at
a.m. and will last until 6 p.m.
cnickers are asked to bring their
m food and drinks and the
itles Council will provide the
coal and grill for barbecuing.
Sildren are welcome.
|The Tampa Bay Singles will
st the first in a series of Sunday
kers on July 13 with Dr.
rlos Perez. A psychotherapist,
k Perez will discuss "The Game
ISex" A Healthy Approach to
hieving Sexual Fulfillment and
The program will begin at 7
p.m. in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Tam-
P*,, y Center. Tampa. Dessert
will be served.
The cost is $7 for members and
$9 for non-members. Reserva-
tions should be made by July 8 by
calling the Tampa JCC at
872-4451. Make checks payable to
the Tampa JCC-Singles, Tampa
JCC, 2808 Horatio St., Tamoa
FL 33609. **
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council is starting its "athletics
for fun" program with a coed soft-
ball game. The game is scheduled
for Sunday, July 27 at 12:30 p.m.
at the Tampa JCC, 2808 Horatio
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council is continuing its happy
hour tradition with four dates in
Happy hours are scheduled for
Thursday, July 10 at Bennigans,
2125 Tyrone Blvd., St.
Petersburg; Tuesday, July 15 at
Robiconti's, 4444 W. Cypress,
Tampa; Thursday, July 24 at
PenrodB, 2543 Countryside Blvd.,
Clearwater; and Tuesday, July 29
at Crawdaddy's, 2500 Rocky
Point Drive, Tampa.
All the happy hours begin at 5
SOCIAL CLUB MEETS
The Suncoast Jewish Communi-
ty Social Club meets every
Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 4
p.m. in the Social Hall of the Con-
gregation Beth Shalom, 1325 So.
Belcher Rd., Clearwater.
The club plays bridge, mah
jongg, gin rummy and have occa-
sional theater parties and outings.
New members welcome.
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas Comity
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| Camp Kadima is now in full sw-
\. Safari/Caravan has returned
om a week long journey through
Duthern Florida. The campers
sited many exciting attractions.
hey especially enjoyed Six Flags
[tlantis in Miami. The campers of
fari/Caravan are looking for-
ward to the second session and
heir trip to Atlanta.
| Junior and Senior Kadima par-
cipated in an overnight at the
X. They were entertained by
ke counselors and staff, during a
cial counselor show. In arts
bd crafts the campers have been
e-dyeing in variety of different
aterials. Swim instruction has
en progressing according to
khedule and each camper has
en working toward earning a
" Cross badge. Phys. Ed. this
year includes karate and tennis as
well as soccer, baseball and
volleyball. The campers have also
been working on individual
ceramic projects that they will be
bringing home at the end of the
This summer Kadima has the
privilege of having on staff an
Israeli Schlich, Noga Shavit, who
has been working teaching the
children Israeli songs and dances.
Registration is still open for se-
cond session of camp which will
run from July 14 to Aug. 8. Call
the JCC at 344-5795 for registra-
The JCC of Pinellas County is
now accepting new children for
fall playgroup 1986. Playgroup is
open to all children who will be
two years old on or before Sept. 1.
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minimum of two days a week.
Hours are from 9:15 until noon or
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Playgroup meets Monday
through Friday with a lunch
bunch extended program daily.
Lunch bunch participants bring a
dairy lunch from home. A mid-
morning snack is provided.
The playgroup teacher is Amy
Millward, who is a Registered
Nurse as well as being a certified
For more information or to set
up an appointment to inspect the
facilities, call Betty Bohan at
For the past 12 years, Jeanne
Gootson has been offering her
popular yoga classes at the Jewish
Community Center. Classes are
offered Tuesday and Thursdays
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on a continu-
ing basis and are for beginners as
well as those who have had
previous experience in this form
Martial arts are highly effective
methods of mental and physical
training. Neal J. Hummerstone of
Karate Center offers classes at
the JCC men and women ages 12
to 65 can attend classes on Tues-
day and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15
p.m. Children ages five to 12 can
attend Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5
For more information call Betty
or Debbie at the JCC office at
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than a quarter of the number of
375,000 Soviet Jews known to be
trying unsuccessfully to leave the
Only 896 Jews were allowed to
leave the Soviet Union in 1984
and 1,140 in 1985. Harassment
and imprisonment of Hebrew
teachers, cultural and religious ac-
tivists have intensified.
organizers point out that
American public opinion, spurred
by American Jews, helped achieve
the release of Anatoly Shcharan-
sky. They hope the Washington
Mobilization can spur more
Further information will be
made available as Summit II
Singles Movie Night
The Temple Ahavat Shalom
Jewish Singles will host a movie
night at 6:30 p.m. at the Clear-
water Cinema 'n Drafthouse, 1925
US 19 N, on July 16. Admission to
the show is $2 and great mun-
chies, pizza, subs, etc. can be
ordered off the menu for
Call Sandy at 797-3536 for more
information. No RSVP required.
Singles Mystery Night
The Temple Ahavat Shalom
Jewish Singles will hold a Mystery
Night Aug. 2.
Call Sandy at 797-3536 for more
Friday, Jane 25
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:13 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1
Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan, JCC of Pinellas County,
7:30 p.m. Admission: $3 in advance, $5 at the door.
Wedaesday, July 2
Federation Executive Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., Golds
Thursday, July 3
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan, Kent JCC, Admission: SI.
Friday. July 4
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:13 p.m.
Suuday, July C
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council picnic, Horizon Park,
Tampa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday. July t
Hadassah Aliyah Group meeting.
Thursday, July 10
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
Friday. July 11
Shabbat Candlelighting, 8:12 p.m.
Sunday, July 13
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council, Sunday Speakers, Dr.
Carlos Perez on "The Game of Sex A HeJthy Approach to
Achieving Sexual Fulfillment and Enjoyment." Hyatt Regency
Hotel, downtown Tampa, 7 p.m. Cost: $7 for members, $9 non-
Wednesday. July 16
Temple Ahavat Shalom Singles Movie Night, Clearwater
Cinema 'n Drafthouse, 1926 U.S. 19 N., Admission to show: 12.
Friday, July 18
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:10 p.m.
Monday. July 21
Jewish Community Center board meeting.
Tuesday, July 22
National Council of Jewish Women budget meeting.
Wednesday, July 23
Hadassah Aliyah Group board meeting.
Friday. July 25
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:07 p.m.
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