The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Federation Campaign Supplement... Pages 9 thru 12
"Jewish floridian
On Jan. 16
Sen. Biden to Keynote President's Dinner
U.S. Senator Joseph R.
Biden will be the featured
speaker at the annual Presi-
dent's Dinner benefiting the
1986 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal campaign, an-
nounced committee chairman
Erwin H. Blonder, president
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
The dinner will take place
Thursday .evening, Jan. 16 at
the Breakers Hotel in Palm
Beach. ($10,000 minimum gift)
"The President's Dinner is
an important statement of this
community's unity and com-
mitment to aid our fellow
Jews," said Blonder.
"Senator Biden is widely
considered to be a true friend
and champion of the State of
Israel, and his speeches
around the country have
asserted the importance of
Israel as an ally in the Middle
East," added Arnold L.
Lampert, 1986 general cam-
paign chairman.
Senator Biden, who has
served on a number of Con-
gressional committees, in-
cluding the subcommittees on
Security and Terrorism,
Criminal Laws, and European
Affairs, is described in "The
1986 Almanac of American
Politics" as having "an unerr-
ing sense of the complaints the
voters have and an ability to
articulate them in an intellec-
tually respectable and
politically attractive way."
Biden has also served on the
Commission on U.S./Soviet
Relations and as chairman of
the Senate Delegation on
SALT II. Senator Biden is also
reportedly considering in-
volvement in the campaign for
the 1988 Democratic Presiden-
tial nomination.
"There is always a festive at-
mosphere at our President's
Dinner," chairman Blonder
said, "as well as a certain pride
in our community's collective
The President's Dinner will
begin with cocktails at 6 p.m.
Dinner will follow at 7.
Couvert is $35 per person.
Members of the President's
Committee are Jonas
Barenhotz, Harry Becker,
Norman Belfer, Robert
Belsky, Bennett Berman, Ruth
Berman, Michael C. Burrows,
Alan H. Cummings, Leonard
Davis, Alec Engelstein, Miles
Q. Fiterman, Shirley Fiter-
man, David J. Gradman, Carol
Greenbaum, Lionel Green-
baum, Alexander Gruber, Rita
Dee Hassenfeld.
Also, Arnold J. Hoffman,
Benjamin S. Hornstein, Ruth
S. Kahn, Joel P. Koeppel,
Jeanne Levy, Mark Levy,
Robert S. Levy, Sidney Marks,
Jewel Morris, Eileen Nickman,
Myron J. Nickman, Marva Per-
rin, Norman S. Rabb, Myron
C. Roberts, Martin W. Rosen,
Paul Shapiro and Alan L.
Shu) man.
To make your reservation or
to obtain more information
about the President's Dinner,
please contact the Campaign
Department of the Federation ben- j08ePh R- Biden
at 832-2120.

Federation To Sponsor
Peres Vows Fight 'Civilization And The Jem'
Against Terrorists
Calling the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization "the chief
terrorist organization" and
factional leader Abu Nidal
"one PLO offspring," Israeli
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
said last week that Israel will
pursue Palestinian terrorists
"with all the means at its
disposal," and he claimed he
would not let terrorism get in
the way of Middle East peace
In his speech to the Knesset,
Peres responded to the airport
attacks in Vienna and Rome
that left 18 dead and 120
wounded by saying that
Western countries must stop
showing "leniency toward
violent organizations," and he
blasted the guerilla faction of
Abu Nidal as well as the nation
of Libya, Abu Nidal's main
base of operations.
Former refuseniks tour
U.S-----page 2
Local Campaign News...
page 3
Update/Opinion... page 5
Support for grieving
widows and widowers ...
page 6
Project Renewal Update
. pages 7 & 14
Speaking of Libyan leader
Muammar Qadaffi, Peres said,
"His country is free of sanc-
tions, of political, legal and
economic punitive measures.
If this leniency is not stopped,
the war against terror will
never succeed."
Peres said Abu Nidal's
group was responsible for 33
attacks that resulted in 90
deaths, including the
November 23 hijacking of an
Egypt Air jet that left 60 dead.
Peres emphasized that
"preemptive operations, direct
confrontation, and punitive
measures" will be used as
needed to combat Palestinian
Despite the PLO's denials of
responsibility for the airport
terrorism, Peres refused to ex-
onerate the PLO or its leader
Yasser Arafat, arguing that
the atmosphere of violence
that permitted an attack such
as the most recent has been
cultivated for years by the
"At best," Peres said, "(the
PLO) is an organization that
has diplomacy but not policy,
and whose basic strategy rests
on terrorism,"
Peres urged the interna-
tional community to cooperate
in the adoption of une-
quivocal sanctions against
those countries that aid the
terrorists with money, bases
and a haven."
Beginning Thursday, Jan.
23, at 10 p.m., and running at
the same time for 9 con-
secutive Thursdays, WXEL
TV 42 will present the award-
winning documentary series
"Heritage: Civilization and the
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County has
agreed to sponsor the local
broadcast of the series, accor-
ding to Erwin H. Blonder,
president of the Jewish
"In keeping with our com-
mitment to Jewish education
and cultural awareness, the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County is privileged to
take a role in the presentation
of this outstanding documen-
tary," Blonder said.
Originally produced by
WNET in New York and
featuring Abba Eban as host,
the series has been called "a
feast of research, language
and photography" by The New
York and was
characterized by The Wall
Street Journal as "a classic ex-
ample of what television can
do ... it is brilliantly
photographed, scored and
This presentation of "Her-
itage: Civilization and the
Jews" will be accompanied by
two hour-long programs in
which Bill Moyers will inter-
view Jewish and Christian
scholars about issues raised in
the programs.
The first installment on Jan.
23 is entitled "A People Is
Continued on Page 17
MKs Favor Reprisals
JERUSALEM (JTA) Most members of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs
and Security Committee has said they favored reprisals against Abu Nidal's
splinter Palestinian terrorist group, which they believe was responsible for the
attacks on El Al passenger facilities at the Rome and Vienna airports. The
gunmen killed 18 people and wounded more than 110.
That sentiment prevailed among doves as well as hawks. The only.dif-
ferences were over when and how reprisals should be carried out by Israel. Nidal,
who is reputedly a bitter foe of Yasir Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization
from which he defected years ago, is believed to be protected by Libya, where he
is said to have a base. He is also reported to maintain an office in Damascus.
Labor MK Micha Harish cautioned that reprisals must be carefully timed
and, ideally, should be coordinated with other international action against ter-
rorism. He said the events in Rome and Vienna gave Israel an opportunity to
mobilize an international crackdown on terrorists.
Rabbi Haim Druckman, a hardliner of the religious party, Morasha, proposed
assassination. "We have to try to kill Abu Nidal since we knpw he was responsi-
ble for what happened," Druckman said, adding "he is just an animal and
deserves to be killed." The rabbi was less certain whether Israel should also
"punish" Libya for harboring Abu Nidal.
Matityahu Peled, a leading dove of the Progressive List for Peace, agreed
that Abu Nidal personally should be punished. He rejected assassination but
suggested the terrorist leader could be apprehended by Israel.

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 10, 1986
Vienna Airport Killers Planned To
Hijack Israeli Plane and Fly To Israel
Laws Drafted to Curtail
Press Freedom in Israel
PARIS (JTA) The three
terrorists who attacked the El
Al terminal at Vienna airport
were planning to com-
mandeer an Israeli plane, take
the Israeli passengers hostage
and fly to Israel to carry out a
terrorist attack there,
Austrian radio and television
announced quoting official
The Austrian television said
that the two surviving ter-
rorists the third was killed
in the shootout with the
Austrian police while trying to
escape told investigators
that this was their plan. They
said that this is why they had
not made any preparations for
their escape. They com-
mandeered a car after the at-
tack and were captured by the
Austrian police a few miles
from Vienna.
Austrian officials said they
intend to continue in-
vestigating the attack until all
light is shed on the atrocity.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in
Western Europe, codemna-
tions of the terrorists and of
"all those who back them"
poured in. In Strasbourg the
21-nation Council of Eruope
condemned the two attacks at
Vienna and Rome airports,
and reaffirmed its determina-
tion to fight international
The Council of Europe
Secretary General Marcelino
Ofeja also sent a telegram of
condolence to the Italian and
Austrian governments to ex-
press "my feelings of solidari-
ty in the fight against interna-
tional terrorism."
In Rome, close to 1,000 peo-
ple, among them the U.S. and
the Israeli Ambassadors, at-
tended the funeral of 11-year-
old Natasha Simpson, killed
during the attack. A personal
representative of the Pope at-
tended a Roman Catholic mass
in the chapel of the North
American college. Later, a
private Jewish service was
held and kaddish was recited.
The girl's father, Victor
Simpson, an Associated Press
news editor based in Rome, is
believed to be Catholic. The
girl's mother, Daniela Petroff
Simpson, who works for Time
magazine, is Jewish.
Israel's Ambassador Eytan
Ron and U.S. Ambassador
Maxwell Rabb attended the
mass which was celebrated by
a dozen clergymen and attend-
ed by Archbishop Justin Rigali
of Los Angeles, head of the
Vatican diplomatic academy.
Attorney General Yitzhak
Zamir disclosed to a shocked
and outraged audience of jour-
nalists that certain govern-
ment quarters have drafted
draconian laws which would
severely curtail freedom of the
press if they were ever to be
The Attorney General made
it clear that he was not referr-
ing to the Justice Ministry,
where he himself is the senior
official in charge of drafting
laws. He spoke in Tel Aviv at a
meeting honoring Yehoshua
Rotensntreich, president of
the Israel Press Council, on
the occasion of his 75th
Zamir said he was as much
appalled as the journalists by
the measures contemplated,
which would establish a
system of licensing for jour-
Former Refuseniks Tour U.S.
Appearances Added Impact To Community Pleas For Soviet Jewry
"I have no idea why I am
here and my friends are in
prison. It could be just the
Feliks Kushnir, a former
Soviet Jewish refusenik, is
recalling the fate of Alexander
Kholmiansky and Yuli Edelsh-
tein, two of the many well-
known Hebrew teachers and
other Jewish cultural and
religious activists sentenced to
prison terms in the Soviet
Union in the past year.
Kushnir himself taught
Hebrew during the four years
he was "in refusal" denied
permission to leave the Soviet
Now living in Israel, Kushnir
joined another former
refusenik, Olga Levinson, in
separate three-week tours of
the United States in
December, during which they
detailed the plight of Soviet
Jews to more than two dozen
communities. The tours, which
coincided with events held in
behalf of Soviet Jewry in more
than 100 American com-
munities during the first two
weeks of December, were
sponsored by the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council.
During their appearances,
Olga Levinson and Feliks
Kushnir talked about their ex-
geriences as refuseniks
oviet Jews who had applied
to emigrate to Israel and had
been turned down by the
Soviet authorities, often for no
stated reason. That was the
case with Feliks Kushnir, who
is now 29 years old and living
near Tel Aviv. Back in 1979,
he had become interested in
Jewish matters and, with his
parents, applied to emigrate.
His parents received permis-
sion, but he was refused and
had to stay behind.
Kushnir, who had worked in
a thermal physics institute in
Siberia, was told he was being
denied permission to leave
because he had access to
secrets. "I tried to find out
what secrets I knew," he says
now, "but I did not receive any
answer. They never explain
it." But suddenly, in 1983, he
was allowed to leave for Israel,
again without explanation.
Olga Levinson, 38, also says
she doesn't know why she was
forbidden the right to
emigrate in 1981 or why she
was suddenly told she could go
in March, 1985. But she didn't
hesitate; given eight days to
settle her family's affairs, the
language teacher and tour
guide finished in three. "You
have your visas today, but it
can happen that you won't
have them tomorrow," she ex-
plains. While her husband and
daughter are with her now in
Israel, Olga's parents chose to
stay behind, wary of a new life
style in the West.
That family tragedy, and her
friendship with imprisoned ac-
tivists, helped Olga Levinson
give an added, emotional
dimension to her speaking
engagements in the United
"It was personal for me,"
she says. "I tried to make peo-
ple understand what it means
to be in prison. And how for
other refuseniks, families get
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destroyed. I tried to explain
what happens when a visa is
Both Levinson and Kushnir
said they found a keen interest
among Americans concerning
how the Geneva Summit might
affect Soviet Jews. But they
warn against undue optimism.
"The Soviets will never pay
for something they already
have," explains Kushnir. "We
never hoped that at the sum-
mit, human rights would be
linked to a disarmament agree-
ment. But we did hope it would
be linked to improvements in
relations." Noting that new
cultural exchanges and other
improvements in bilateral rela-
tions had come out of the sum-
mit, Kushnir questions
whether any concerete
benefits for Soviet Jews can be
expected in the near future.
And Levinson said she, too, is
not optimistic the summit will
bring a major change in the
status of Soviet Jewry.
The two spoke in a wide
range of communities
throughout the country.
Levinson spoke in New York
City, Dallas, Minneapolis, Col-
umbia (South Carolina), Mem-
phis, New Bedford
(Massachusetts), Monmouth
County (New Jersey), Rich-
mond, New Haven, Portland
(Oregon), Seattle, and San
Francisco. She also addressed
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry's Leadership
Assembly in Washington, D.C.
Kushnir appeared in Cherry
Hill and New Brunswick (New
Jersey), Utica (New York),
Hollywood and Cape Coral
(Florida), Tulsa, Williamsport
(Pennsylvania), Hartford,
Flint, Buffalo, Cleveland, Can-
ton (Ohio), Indianapolis, Fort
Wayne, and New York City.
Both plan to remain active in
the cause of Soviet Jewry in
Israel, where Levinson, who
lives in Netanya, is now a
schoolteacher, and Kushnir
works in computers.
Their appearances in this
country coincided with the
Women's Plea for Soviet
Jewry events held in more
than 100 communities during
December, a record. The
events were first organized in
1970-71, in response to the
first highly-publicized group
trials of aliyah activists in the
Soviet Union that year.
This year's Plea events were
convened nationally by
Hadassah, the national
women's Zionist organization.
The Plea is coordinated by the
Leadership Conference of Na-
tional Jewish Women's
Organizations on a rotating
basis, in cooperation with the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry and the National Jewish
Community Relations Ad-
visory Council (NJCRAC).
The national members of the
NJCRAC include the
American Jewish Committee,
American Jewish Congress,
B'nai B'rith Anti-
Defamation League,
Hadassah, Jewish Labor Com-
mittee. Jewish War Veterans
of the U.S.A., National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women, Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations of
America, United Synagogue of
America Women's League
for Conservative Judaism, and
Women's American ORT. One
hundred and thirteen local
Jewish community relations
agencies are also members.
Israeli Finn
Gets U.S. Contract
An Israeli firm has become
the first foreign company
awarded a contract to supply
parts for America's newest
tank, the M-l. Suspension and
Parts Industries Ltd. (SPI) of
Carmiel, a development town
in Upper Galilee, received a
$1.7 million contract to make
sprocket wheels for the new
tank. Delivery is scheduled in
December, 1986.
The SPI, which recently
became a public company,
develops, manufactures and
markets components for the
suspension systems of a wide
variety of military armored
vehicles. The company is one
of the leading suppliers of road
wheels for the U.S. Army. It
also supplies virtually all such
wheels and sprocket wheels
and track components for the
Israel Defense Force.
nalists, just as doctors and
lawyers require a state license
to practice. He said that some
politicians who believe they
were hurt by the media sup-
port the proposed measures as
a way to strike back.
Zamir also noted that of late,
the news media has become in-
creasingly unpopular with
large segments of the public.
He indicated that the looming
danger of restrictive measures
should prompt the media to
voluntarily lighten enforce-
ment of its own rules of jour-
nalistic ethics.
The draft bill to which Zamir
referred is far more restrictive
than the bill presently under
consideration by the Cabinet
which would forbid the media
from publishing the name of a
suspect until the person has
been formally charged with an
offense. "There are values of
freedom of the press and of the
public's right to know," Zamir
said, "but they cannot sup-
plant the right of an individual
who stands defenseless
against the might of the
10 Members of Violent
Anti-Semitic Group
Convicted on Federal
members of The Order, a
violent anti-Semitic and white
supremacist group based in
the Northwest, were convicted
recently of racketeering
charges that included murder,
armed robbery and
counterfeiting as part of their
plot to kill Jews, deport non-
whites and overthrow the
government. The verdict in
the trial, which began in
September, was reached after
the jury deliberated for two
Each of the nine men and
one woman convicted of
violating the 1972 federal
Racketeer Influenced and Cor-
rupt Organizations (RICO) Act
was found guilty of at least
two offenses. The 10 who were
on trial were among 23
members of The Order in-
dicted in April on similar
charges. Eleven made plea-
bargain arrangements and
never stood trial; another was
convicted of the murder of a
highway patrol officer, and
one is still at large.
The jury heard from 370
witnesses and. received ap-
proximately 1,500 pieces of
evidence to support the pro-
secution's contention that the
purpose of The Order was to
overthrow the "Zionist-
controlled" government. The
Order was charged with the
1984 murder of Alan Berg, the
Jewish radio personality who
was outspoken in his condem-
nation of anti-Semitic and
rightwing individuals and

Friday, January 10, 1986/The Jewish Floridiac of Palm Beach Comity Page 3
Golden Lakes Campaign
Breakfast Set For Jan. 19
The Golden Lakes Village
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, has announced that
an informational meeting and
breakfast will be held on Sun-
day, Jan. 19, at 9:45 a.m. at
Golden Lakes Temple.
Dora Roth, an Israeli
Holocaust survivor, who
speaks eloquently on behalf of
Israel and Jews everywhere,
will be the guest speaker.
"As a follow-up to the
Federation Shabbat last week,
the Golden Lakes Village Com-
mittee is delighted to kick off
our campaign with this ex-
citing and informative pro-
gram," said chairman Irving
Siegel. "Our committee is
firmly committed to the
Federation/UJA Campaign in
its effort to help the worldwide
Jewish community."
Members of the Golden
Lakes Village Committee are
Selma Dana, Molly Feldman,
Lou Flacks, Jack Grootkerk,
Eli Horowitz, Leo Levistsky,
George Lowenstein, Albert
Martin, Sam Moskowitz,
Dorothy Pincus, Kurt Pollock.
Herman Rothberg, Sidney
Schulman, Harold Sedarbaum,
Ethel Siegel, Dorothy
Swedelson, Sam Swetzhofi,
Lou Waldman, Mildred
Weisenthal, and Joseph Wolf.
Irving Siegel, who moved to
Palm Beach County from New
Jersey nine years ago, is on the
board of the Golden Lakes
Lodge of B'nai B'rith and
sings in the choir at Golden
Covered Bridge Committee
To Hold First Event
Anne Grossberg
The 1986 Covered Bridge
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign will sponsor an
educational meeting featuring
Israeli Holocaust survivor
Dora Roth on Monday, Jan. 13,
at 10 a.m., announced commit-
tee co-chairs Anne Grossberg
and Mollie Abeson.
The meeting will take place
at Mrs. Abeson's home at
687B Marlboro Oval.
"The Covered Bridge Com-
mittee is making a concerted
effort to revitalize the cam-
paign in our area," said Mrs.
Grossberg, a former campaign
leader who "came out of
retirement" to spearhead the
Covered Bridge effort.
"Dora Roth speaks eloquent-
ly for all Jews and for Israel,
and she will undoubtedly ignite
the spirit of the already com-
mitted Jewish community in
the Covered Bridge area, ad-
ded Mrs. Abeson.
As a victim of Nazi persecu-
tion during her teen years,
Dora Roth knows firsthand the
necessity of building a strong
Jewish State. "Every dollar
that goes to Israel creates
another smile on the face of a
Jewish child," she has said.
For Dora Roth the most im-
portant value is that Israel ex-
ists: "We should do more to
Continued on Page 13
Royal Palm Beach Cocktail Party
To Feature Irving Bernstein
Event Scheduled For Jan. 30
Milton Gold, chairman of the
1986 Royal Palm Beach Cam-
paign Cabinet of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, has announced that
has announced
Irving Bernstein, an authority
on Jewish communal affairs,
will be the guest speaker at a
cocktail party on Thursday,
Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. at the Indian
Trail Country Club. A $250
minimum pledge to the 1986
Federation/UJA campaign is
"Along with our special gifts
co-chairpersons, Bernard Berk
and Roz Freedman, and our
cocktail reception co-
chairmen, Dr. Jack Gindes and
Henry Kaufman, the Royal
Palm Beach Campaign Cabinet
anticipates another successful
year in which our involvement
with and commitment to Jews
everywhere is expressed in a
record-breaking campaign ef-
fort," said Gold.
Members of the Royal Palm
Beach Campaign Cabinet in-
clude Thelma Alk, Leah Berk,
Maury Boehm, Irving Burten,
Michael Cohen, Samuel Cohen,
Mischa Davidson, William
Deutsch, Peter Eider-Orley,
Clifton Einhorh, Leon
Fichman, Dr. Joseph Good-
friend, Melvin Hershenson.
The Camoaien Cabinet also
includes Dan Jatlow, Karl S.
Kalman, Rabbi Melvin Kieffer,
Harry Lerner, Ben Lieber,
Morris Lipstein, George
Michaels, Merlin Rosenbaum,
Jack Ruby, Harry Seidman,
Samuel Stein, Jerome
Steinmetz, Nathan Super,
Herberg Woolf.
Originally from
Philadelphia, Mr. Gold has liv-
ed in Palm Beach County for
eight years and has been in-
volved in Jewish communal af-
fairs in both areas. A life
member of the general council
of the World Zionist Organiza-
tion, Mr. Gold has visited
Israel about 30 times.
As an avid participant in the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Council, Gold has served
in the past as the chair of the
CRC's Israel Task Force, and
he is concerned with improv-
ing the quality of Jewish life
"Living Jewishly and get-
ting involved with the Jewish
community are important,"
Gold said. "As Jews we are
responsible for supporting all
our people wherever they
Guest speaker Irving Berns-
tein served as executive vice-
chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal from 1969 through
Dora Roth
Lakes Temple. Siegel has
shown his commitment to
Federation activities by serv-
ing as a diligent chairman of
the Golden Lakes campaign
for a number of years.
Guest speaker Dora Roth
spent two years in the Vilna
Ghetto, four years in the
notorious concentration camp
in Stuthof, and three years in
hospitals recovering from the
ravages of brutality.
A holocaust survivor in the
truest sense, Dora Roth
became a registered nurse,
emigrated to Israel, married
and raised two children who
now serve in the Israel
Defense Forces.
-After studying public rela-
tions at the University of
Haifa, Mrs. Roth served as a
liaison for Project Renewal,
the highly successful program
which has twinned once-
depressed Israel
neighborhoods with American
Jewish communities.
"Dora Roth's vibrant op-
timism will undoubtedly
arouse the spirit of our
devoted community here in
Golden Lakes Village. We ex-
pect our campaign this year to
be more successful than ever,"
concluded chairman Siegel.
For more information on
events at Golden Lakes
Village, please contact Dr.
Lester Silverman at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Milton Gold
As a distinguished interna-
tional Jewish leader who has
helped develop programs
Irving Bernstein
among Jewish communities in
Australia, South Africa,
Continued on Page 18-
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Hold the Date
Pacesetters9 Luncheon
in support of the 1986 Women's Division
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal
at the Breakers Hotel
JOIN WITH: Sheryl Davidoff, Alice Zipkin,
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In Response to Terrorism
Safety? At Airports
And now once again, two more shocking
atrocious killings at airports. Shattering
gunfire, the taking of innocent lives and the
maiming of young and old, all linked to the
same terrorist groups.
As the dust settles over our memories of
Malta, may we never forget a terrible reali-
ty. It was clear in that tragic hijacking,
where 60 persons died as terrorists tossed
grenades and sprayed the cabin of the plane
with gunfire, that Israelis and Jews were
singled out from the rest and killed in cold
Add to them Americans who were wan-
tonly killed by the hijackers for no other
motive than their nationality.
In this regard, we are reminded of the
United Nations agreement recently to une-
quivocally condemn "as criminal all acts,
methods and practices of terrorism
wherever and by whomever committed, in-
cluding those which jepoardize friendly rela-
tions among states and their security."
Finally. Great going. Except for the fact
that signatories include those very nations
which encourage international terrorism by
giving safe harbor to terrorists after they
perform their bloody deeds and which
even sponsor those deeds.
We can hardly rely on the UN's condem-
nation, however laudable it may be. We
must press to be all the more on guard
against them as terrorist occurrences
need for stepped up security at international
airports even if it means longer delays for
passengers. Safety will, we hope, become a
preoccupation in all airports eventually.
The Year of the Terrorists
airport massacres in Rome and
Vienna capped a year of
heightened terrorist attacks in
Latin America, the Middle
East and Western Europe.
This is a list of major interna-
tional terrorist acts of 1985:
Jan. 25 The leftwing ter-
rorist group Direct Action
claims responsibility for killing
French Defense Ministry of-
ficial Rene Audran outside his
home in a Paris suburb.
Feb. 1 Red Army Faction
terrorist kill West German in-
dustrialist Ernst Zimmerman
in his suburban Munich home.
March 2 Terrorists bomb
the West German Embassy
and British Ambassador's
residence in Athens.
March 8 Red Army Fac-
tion terrorists set off bombs in
three West German cities in
support of British coal miners
who ended a year-long strike
earlier in the week. In Beirut,
80 people are killed when a car
bomb explodes outside an
apartment building.
May 25 An Iraqi terrorist
crashes a car loaded with ex-
plosives into the Emir of
Kuwait's motorcade, killing
himself and three others. The
Kuwaiti ruler receives minor
June 14 Two Arab
gunmen hijack a TWA jetliner,
kill U.S. Navy seaman Robert
Stethem and demand that
Israel release 700 Lebanese
Shiite Moslem prisoners in ex-
change for 36 American,
hostages. Also that day, in
Beirut, two men drive a car
filled with explosives into a
Lebanese army post, killing
June 18 A three-day
series of explosions, apparent-
h? in support of a strike by
Communist-controlled unions,!
begins in Bogota and at least*
three other Colombian cities.
June 19 A suitcase bomb
explodes at Frankfurt airport,
killing three people and injur-
ing 42. In Tripoli, Lebanon, a
car bomb destroys a candy
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Jewish Leaders Call For Decisive Action
Leading Jewish organizations
last weekend urged govern-
ments around the world to
take decisive action against
terrorists and called for
punishment of nations which
provide refuge to terrorists.
At a special press con-
ference, Kenneth Bialkin,
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, issued a
hard-hitting statement saying
that the Palestinian terrorist
war "against the travelling
public requires urgent action
by the international communi-
ty. The indiscriminate terror
in Rome and Vienna reflects a
barbarism and a primitive
mentality which cannot be
reached by reason or the rule
of law."
He outlined eight steps that
must be taken to end the
scourge of terrorism:
"Serve notice that support
for the PLO and other Palesti-
nian terror groups must end.
Saudi Arabia must end its
payments of extortion which
finances this grotesque
machine; Jordan must close
the PLO bases it has sanction-
ed; Tunisia must expel the
PLO forces who train and
plan; Syria and Iraq must ter-
minate their maintenance of
PLO factions; and Libya must
be called to account.
"Diplomatic support must
cease; the PLO observer
delegation to the UN must be
expelled and their offices in
New York closed. France,
Turkey, Greece, Spain, Italy,
Cyprus and other European
countries must withdraw their
recognition and diplomatic
support from the PLO. PLO
offices in those countries
should be shut.
"Countries which give
sanctuary or free passage to
known murderers must be
warned that consequences will
follow their craven act. Egypt
and Yugoslavia, for example,
must not be free> to'repeat
their abetting the flight of the
murderers of the Achille
"Leaders must be ex-
tradited and brought to justice
- damage suits by victims
must be heard and enforced in
courts of law and victims
compensated by the PLO.
"Diplomatic and economic
sanctions must be taken
against those countries who
fail to cooperate in an interna-
tional program to combat ter-
rorism and deny sanctuary to
leaders and followers of the
PLO. For example, aircraft
landing rights might be denied
to countries which support ter-
rorism by diplomatic or finan-
cial means.
"World opinion must be
mobilized against the decep-
tion and deceit of Palestinian
radicals who clothe their cause
in the language of freedom and
human rights but whose real
message and cause is conquest
and rejection of peaceful coex-
istence with Israel.
"We support Secretary of
State Shultz in his rejection of
any political justification for
terrorist acts, and we call upon
the United Nations and the na-
tions of the free world to
develop a program of action
which goes beyond the
welcome words of condemna-
tion of terrorism.
"Sadly, but necessarily, so
long as the rule of law cannot
cope with terrorism, the right
and duty of national sovereign-
ty and protection must be
recognized to take action
against those responsible for
terrorist acts.
"Our Ambassador to the
United Nations should call for
an emergency session of the
UN Security Council to cen-
sure Libya and Syria for their
continuing support of ter-
rorists in violation of recently
adopted General Assembly and
Security Council resolutions
condemning terrorism."
The PLO in its various fac-
tions and groups have placed
themselves outside the com-
munity of decent peoples and
"must be sanctioned by the
world community," Bialkin
told the press conference.
He declared, "It is not
enough to say that the
murderers should be brought
to justice. They are only the
tools, the fanatic fools who
carry out the orders that are
fashioned in Damascus, in
Tripoli, in Amman, in
Baghdad and in Tunis. It is the
leaders and planners who must
be brought to justice and called
to account for their crimes
against innocent civilians."
Continuing, Bialkin said:
"Unfortunately, rhetoric
will not stop them. Those na-
tions which decry violence and
terrorism while at the same
time supporting the political
aims of the PLO give a double
message which, in effect, en-
courages repetition of those
outrages. So-called moderate
Arab states like Jordan and
Tunisia provide bases for the
recruitment and training of
terrorists; Saudi Arabia pro-
vides them funding; Egypt
gives them sanctuary and pro-
tection; Syria and Libya arm
them and lanuch their
depredations. Iraq provides
bases and arms.
"Western democracies give
them support and respect by
diplomatic recognition and by
permitting them to have of-
fices. Greece, Spain, Italy,
Austria, and France have cor-
dial diplomatic links; Tukey
and Cyprus give them
Continued on Page 6
Friday, January 10,1986
Volume 12

Number 2
Jewish Federation/UJA
Calendar of Events
Village Royale on the Green (featuring Dora Roth)
Ponciana Golf & Racquet Club Cocktail Reception
Covered Bridge Event
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Reef
Major Gifts Dinner at the Breakers with Sen. Joe Biden
Fountains Cocktail/Buffet
Golden Lakes Breakfast
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at Palm Beach Towers
Fountains Golf Tournament
Hunters Run Pacesetters
Royal Palm Cocktail/Buffet
Indian Spring Dinner/Dance
Women's Division Pacesetters Event
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at
Wellington Dinner
Governor's Club Brunch
Community Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Mayfair House
Boynton Beach Happening
January 12
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January 13
January 15
January 16
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January 19
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Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Jan. 12,9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon This week's guest is Ruth
Gruber, author of Raquela.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Jan. 12, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 16, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1380-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
THE JEWS OF MOSCOW Tuesday, Jan. 14,9 p.m. -
WXEL-TV 42 The lives of Jews living in Moscow and
trying to maintain their religious and cultural identity in
the face of Soviet state control are depicted. Repeated
Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens Branch of
the Palm Beach Country Library System. The film
presents a close-up look at the facility and the waves of im-
migrants that passed through its gates.
Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
January 10
Free Sons for Israel board -10:30 a.m.* B'nai B'rith No
3015 board
January 11
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Program -
7:30 p.m. Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood art show
January 12
Temple Emanu-El "The Arts Festival" 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Tamar board 9:45 a.m. Hadassah Tikvah -
10th anniversary lunch at Hyatt Hotel -1 p.m. Congrega-
tions Anshei Sholom Men's Club 9:30 a.m. Jewish
Federation Village Royale Event 9:30 a.m. Jewish
Federation Poinciana Cocktail Party 2-4 p.m.
January 13
American Red Magen David for Israel Netanya board -1
p.m. Women's American ORT Royal 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Palm Beach board 9:45 a.m.
and regular meeting 1 p.m. Women's American ORT -
Poinciana board -1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Boynton
Beach noon Pioneer Women Theodor Herzl board -10
a.m. Jewish Federation Single Parent Task Force at
Jewish Family and Children's Service 7 p.m.
January 14
Temple Beth Zion board 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Women -
Ezrat 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 2939 7:30 p.m.
Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood board -10:30 a.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Masada board 7 p.m. Yiddish Culture
Group Century Village 10 a.m. Temple Beth El Men's
Club board 8 p.m. Women's American ORT West
Palm Beach 12:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold -
board -1 p.m. Jewish Federation Community Planning
Meeting 4 p.m. Jewish Federation Super Sunday
Steering Committee 7:30 p.m.
January 15
Jewish Federation Community Relations Council
Black-Jewish Community Program 7:30 p.m.
Brandeis University Women Lake Worth board 9:30
a.m. Women's American ORT Golden Rivers noon
National United Jewish Appeal Women's Division Palm
Beach Education Seminar 3 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women -
Olam board -10 a.m. Hadassah Olam board -10 a.m.
Hadassah Shalom -12:30 p.m. Women's American ORT
- Willow Bend Meed -1 p.m. Hadassah West Palm Beach
- board 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3015 Temple Emanu-
El Study Series 9:30 a.m. Jewish Federation Palm
Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Reef 4:30
January 16
Jewish Federation President's Dinner at the Breakers
6 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee -
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Rishona study workshop
Hadassah Yovel noon B'nai B'rith Palm Beach Coun-
cil board 10 a.m. Hadassah Z'Hava Hadassah Golda
Meir noon Jewish Community Center Jewish film
festival 8 p.m. Jewish Federation Fountains Cocktail
Party 4 p.m. Jewish Federation Women's Division -
Sr-Laws Committee -10 a.m. Jewish Federation Mid-
East Task Force -12:90 p.m.
For information on the above meetings, call the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Update ... Opinion
Ex U.S. Ambassador Samuel
Lewis picked up an honorary Doc-
torate from the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science in Rehovot. He,
found that extraordinarily gratify-
ing because he had flunked all his
Biology tests in school.
"Jews and Judaism on Stamps
of the World" was an Exhibit at
the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv.
The stamps, from the personal
collection of Stephen Roth of Lon-
don, reflect the recognition
bestowed on the Jewish people,
their heritage and contribution to
civilization by the nations of the
world. The most widely honored
Jews are Karl Marx, Albert Eins-
tein, writer, Heinrich Heine, and
painter, Amadeo Modigliani.
The PLO was asked by the
Neturei Karta to appoint a
member of their Sect to a
"Palestinian Government-in-
Exile" when such is established.
The policy-making body of this
anti-Zionist group said they wish-
ed to represent the interests of
Jews in Israel who are equally
determined to eradicate Zionist
control. The Neturei Karta does
not recognize the State of Israel,
and is opposed to its existence.
The President of Mexico praised
and thanked the Mexican Jewish
Community for its concern and
donation of more than one million
dollars to Mexico's national fund
for the relief of homeless people
following Mexico City's earth-
quake. Several Mexican
newspapers ran anti-Semitic ar-
ticles saying that rich Jews had
exploited "the poor Mexican
workers" who died in the
The owner of 20 acres of
vineyards near Beaujeu, the
historical center of France's
famous Beaujolais vine-growing
district, is using his grapes to pro-
duce Kosher Beaujolais. Rabbis
stay in the winery to perform the
vinification process. All the wine-
making equipment is kashered
and the wine is kept sealed so that
non-kosher wine does not come in-
to contact with them. Forty thou-
sand bottles of this kosher Beau-
jolais were sold to Jews of Paris
and New York, as well as Britain,
Canada and Australia. High im-
port duties make it five times as
expensive in Israel as in France.
Ida Nudel headed the list of
refuseniks whose release was re-
quested by Mr. Bronfman during
his recent visit to the Soviet
Union. Miss Nudel, 54, and now
seriously ill, has been denied an
exit visa for 14 years.
Sheep breeding in Israel boasts
a history stretching all the way
back to Biblical times. The only
100 percent woolens concern is
Polgat, with its production site at
Kiryat Gat. Nevertheless, Israelis
are going crazy knitting. This isn't
surprising considering that pre-
tend home-made sweaters cost
100 Pounds, whereas knitting
their own costs a third of that.
The problem for avid knitters is
the paucity of patterns available
to buy and take home. Instead, the
knitters go to the shop where they
purchased their wool, and get ex-
pert instructions from the shop
Sir John Gielgud is arranging
for Hebrew and Yiddish lessons
for a role he will play in a TV se-
quel to Herman Wouk's "The
Winds of War." Gielgud admits he
is not very good at languages and
hopes it won't be too difficult for
him. He is to play a doctor who is
captured by the Germans and
teaches children in a concentra-
tion camp and is himself finally
A quarrel erupted again bet-
ween the lay leadership of France
and the Chief Rabbi of France. A
previous row stemmed from the
refusal of the Paris Beth Din to
convert to Judaism the Roman
Catholic-born wife of Eric de
Rothschild who is the son of the
late Baron Alain de Rothschild.
Instead, the conversion war. car-
ried out by a Beth Din in Morocco,
and the union later blessed by the
Chief Rabbi of the Consistoire
Central in Paris.
The Israeli Communications
Ministry was severely criticized
by religious politicians for its
decision to feature Conservative
and Reform Institutions along
with an Orthodox one on a plann-
ed series of stamps. The complaint
was that the planned stamp series
was tantamount to quasi-official
recognition of the two non-
Orthodox movements. The Or-
thodox Yeshiva University, the
Conservative Jewish Theological
Seminary and the Reform Hebrew
Union College would be depicted
on three separate stamps. The
two non-Orthodox movements
represent the majority of North
American Jews today who engage
in support of Israel's
For the first time in 20 years, an
official representative of Polish
Jews has a seat in the Polish
Parliament. He represents the of-
ficially recognized secular body of
the remnants of the Jewish com-
munity in Poland which is thought
to approximate 6,000. This is
viewed as a gesture of goodwill by
the Polish government, directed
toward Jewish communities in
Western countries and Israel.
Jewish life in the Soviet Union
for imprisoned refuseniks can
mean prison cells for four cramm-
ed with 16; no room to lie down to
sleep; the stench of urine; only
salted fish to eat and no water to
drink; electric lights kept on all
day and all night; insects falling
down like rain; and the so-called
"criminals" made to eat without
utensils like animals. Prison
camps in Siberia can mean
temperatures 50 degrees below
zero and toilets outdoors in a hole
in the ground. What is their
crime? To want to be able to do
what we can do when we please:
to go to Israel. For them, this is a
dream which Soviet authorities
turn into a nightmare without
an awakening.
Israel, unlike any other country,
has an insatiable desire for new
news all day long. Several
Knesset members from different
parties called on Israel Radio and
Galei Zahal, the Army radio sta-
tion, to drop several of their hour-
ly bulletins in order to give
Israelis a respite. However,
broadcasting authorities say that
in Israel, where events occur at
such a frenetic pace, such an idea
wouldn't be practical. So the hour-
ly pips announcing bulletins will
continue to be part of Israeli life.
During the past ten years, no
other foreign nation except the
Soviet Union, has been the subject
of so much American air time and
newsprint as Israel. One reason
for this is that Israel is a
democratic, open society. The
mid-East produces a great deal of
"news" but very little real infor-
mation. The reason for this is
often hidden from the American
public. Most countries in the mid-
East, including Saudi Arabia, are
virtually off limits to American
reporters. Untold stories include
Arab threats and terror against
American journalists. America's
most prestigious newspapers are
frequently influenced by Arab oil
power. "Double Vision" by Ze-ev
Chafets documents the media
campaign to discredit Israel.
Teen Alcohol/Drug
Awareness Seminar
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches and
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Inc., are co-sponsoring a "Teen Alcohol/Drug
Awareness" seminar on Thursday, Feb. 13,1986, at 7 p.m.
Two guest speakers from DATA (Drug Abuse Treatment
Association) will lead the presentation and discussion.
Bring any of your specific questions or concerns and be
prepared for a fun learning experience. There will be no
charge for this seminar, which will be held at Jewish Fami-
ly and Children's Service, 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104, West Palm Beach.
For pre-registration or information call 684-1991 or
To administer a Congregational
Religious School and Adult
Education Program.
The joy of learning and the
desire to teach young and old
is a must. Background in
Judaic studies vital.
Car *-s. Tishman at Temple
Israel 833-84. i to set up
interview appointment.

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JFCS Support Group Helps Widows,
Widowers Through Grief Process
The feeling of loss when a
loved one dies is an emotion
known to many, but when
one's spouse passes away the
grief is often especially
In order to help widows and
widowers who have recently
lost spouses, Marilyn David, a
clinical social worker with the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service, will be conducting a
5-session support and discus-
sion group on "Surviving the
Loss of A Spouse," beginning
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m.
"The loss of a spouse is one
of the most difficult ex-
periences one can undergo,"
said Ms. David. "No one is
prepared for it even after long
illnesses. Our group, like other
Jewish Family Life Education
programs, is designed to pre-
vent problems, in this case
social, emotional and physical
health problems."
Although the agenda for
each group is flexible accor-
ding to individual needs, Ms.
David said that each 90-minute
session is utilized for both in-
formational and discussion
"The grieving process is a
natural one," said Ms. David
"and I try to make people in
the group aware of what to ex-
pect in terms of social and
{iractical adjustments. I also
ike to talk about the spiritual
aspects of grieving and
highlight the Jewish traditions
which can be supportive to
grieving people and help them
cope with stress."
Nevertheless, Ms. David in-
sists that "the group is a. sup-
port group and not a therapy
group. The realization that 'I
am not alone,' which the group
setting emphasizes, is crucial,
because it gives the par-
ticipants the strenth to go on."
All group members must go
through a pre-screening pro-
cess. Ms. David explained the
rationale for pre-screening by
saying, "People who have
recently experienced loss,
within a year or so, are at once
the most vulnerable and the
most able to be helped. These
are the people who by listening
and snaring can avoid
pathological grieving
The JFCS provides counsel-
ing for those widows and
widowers who may not be ap-
propriate candidates for the
support group, and some peo-
ple who have been in the group
return for follow-up
"The group members often
help each other identify a pro-
blem, but then the individual
needs time to work the pro-
blem through, so he or she
sometimes comes back for
private counseling," said Ms.
In addition to denial of grief,
which, says Marilyn David,
"takes a heavy toll and puts a
person at high risk of going
through a pathological reac-
tion," fear of sharing with
others prevents some from
taking advantage of this
"It's not taboo to talk about
grief, but many people think it
is," said Ms. David. "People
who have been through the
same experience can share
with each other. No one is forc-
ed to open up; but people in the
groups find that as they will-
ingly talk about their feelings,
they help each other. There
are some tears at the beginn-
ing, but we spend a lot of time
laughing, too."
Guilt and anger are oft-
mentioned feelings during the
discussions. A person may feel
angry about being left alone
. and, in turn, feel guilty about
feeling angry.
A widower in his 50's ex-
pressed guilt about "having
some fun" after the death of
his invalid wife whom he took
care of for years. A widow who
was the stoical family matriach
felt that she had to be strong
for everyone until the group
pointed out that she was sup-
pressing very strong feelings.
"I've seen a lot of good come
out of these groups, said Ms.
David. "The people who share
benefit the most. We certainly
can't dictate how people
grieve; they have to heal at
their own rate, but the group
Jewish Leaders Call For Decisive Action
Continued from Page 4
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grants them observer status
and the Soviets provide sup-
port and arms. Terrorism is
encouraged by UN condemna-
tions of Israel and by the
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ble standard."
Gerald Kraft, president of
B'nai B'rith, declared that
"the time has come for all na-
tions to stop coddling and
being cowed by terrorists."
He said that the attacks in
Rome and Vienna were "the
inevitable result of Italy's in-
decisive dealing" with the hi-
jackers of the Achille Lauro
cruise ship, which could only
encourage new acts of
Abraham Foxman, associate
national director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, said the attacks "leave
us with a greater urgency to
achieve concerted interna-
tional action against terrorists
and those who would abet
them. We must begin by
engaging in a worldwide offen-
sive against terrorism. No
legitimacy can be given to
those involved. No nation
which provides refuge should
be unpunished."
David Gordis, executive vice
president of the American
Jewish Committee, called upon
"those of our European allies
who have adopted a policy of
appeasement toward Arab-
instigated terrorism to end,
once and for all, this senseless
course of action. These nations
must examine their own
responsibility for this latest
Rabbi William Berkowitz,
president of the American
Jewish Heritage Foundation,
urged President Reagan, in a
cable, that an "immediate
world summit conference of
the free world nations be con-
vened at the highest levels in
order to... make clear
western resolve against ter-
ror, to coordinate methods of
security and ways of combat-
ting terror, and must resolve
to pressure those nations
which support terrorism, or
play hosts to terrorist leaders
to do so no more."
support and the shared ex-
periences do truly help."
The groups usually comprise
widows and widowers, which
makes for interesting and
often varied discussions.
"Men and women have dif-
ferent problems," noted Ms.
David. "Women are often
more interested in establishing
new social contacts, while men
often have more trouble with
practical things that their
wives once handled. Widowers
also at times find themselves
hotly pursued by women, and
this can be uncomfortable for
Despite the different pro-
blems and situations ex-
perienced by widows and
widowers, both sexes tend to
idealize the spouse who is
gone. "The gap left after 40 or
50 years of marriage is
tremendous," said Ms. David.
"The group tries to keep a grip
on reality. Though we try to
return to the good memories
and forget the pain, we also
try to grapple with the myth of
the ideal marriage."
Ms. David also emphasized
the Jewish component of the
group process. "It's important
for the widows and widowers
to know that the Jewish com-
munity cares and understands.
Jewish tradition repeatedly
suggests that the grieving pro-
cess is not forever. The custom
of sitting shiva provides sup-
port for the person grieving,
but Jewish custom does not en-
courage extended grief. There
is a get-on-with-life component
to Jewish tradition in this
As with most group activity,
the success of the
widow/widowers support
group is dependent on the in-
dividuals in it.
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Project Renewal Update
Jewish Agency's Renewal Department
Focuses On Vocational Training
(The following is a report on the
activities of the Jewish Agency for
Israel (JAFI) Project Renewal
Department in the field of voca-
tional education and training.)
Programs designed to raise the
skill levels of Renewal
neighborhood residents have long
been recognized by the JAFI Pro-
ject Renewal Department as
essential to the overall rehabilita-
tion of the neighborhoods and to
the improvement of the quality of
community life in distressed areas
in Israel. Initially, vocational
training activities were operated
on a neighborhood basis only.
With the allocation, in the current
fiscal year, of $1 million for Pro-
ject Renewal-sponsored voca-
tional training programs by the
board of governors of the Jewish
Agency, the Project Renewal
Department was able to expand
these activities.
In devising a vocational training
strategy, the JAFI Project
Renewal Department focused on
the areas with the greatest need;
that is, the development towns of
the Galilee and the Negev. Where
once the goal of vocational train-
ing programs was limited to im-
proving the economic and social
mobility of Renewal residents, the
existing economic situation in
Israel has added the specter of
unemployment to the existing
constellation of distress in these
development towns.
Official figures show that
development towns which contain
13.6 percent of the country's
population include 42 percent of
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fact, the situation is far more
serious than these figures would
indicate. A survey conducted by
the JAFI Renewal Department in
the Negev town of Yerucham
found that the actual numbr of
residents seeking employment
was double the official figure and
in a number of development
towns, the percentage of
unemployed 18-35-year-olds is as
high as 70 percent. Efforts must
now include, therefore, vocational
training programs, which will also
improve employment
Project Renewal has gained
much experience in improving the
quality of life in Renewal areas.
On the basis of this experience,
the department considered a
number of factors in developing
programs in the vocational train-
ing field:
About 145,000 of the 400,000
residents of Renewal
neighborhoods are between the
ages of 22-55 years. This group
contains the parents, the com-
munity leadership and the
opinio n- makers in the
neighborhoods. Statistics show
that up to 70 percent of heads of
households in these
neighborhoods have less than 10
years of formal education and in
many neighborhoods, as many as
40 percent of women lack any for-
mal education whatsoever.
This lack of education confines
them to semi-skilled positions and
their job mobility is highly limited.
At present, most of the
development towns have little at-
traction for the skilled labor man-
ning the industry in the area and
ambitious town residents tend to
leave, when possible, for less
peripheral areas. Figures publish-
ed in June 1985, by the Ministry of
Labor and Welfare, show
negative population growth or
growth which does not cover
natural increase in almost all of
the towns in the Negev and most
of the towns in the Galilee.
Therefore, since the population of
these towns is already too small to
provide a sufficient threshold for
services, the reduction in popula-
tion levels or lack of growth
renders supply of services even
more problematic.
The low socio-economic level
of the towns, their lack of services
and poor qualify of life, deter the
technicians, skilled workers and
professionals employed in in-
dustry, universities and hospitals,
etc. in the area from making their
homes in the established towns.
Instead, garden suburbs such as
Omer near Beersheva, Ir
Havradim near Maalot and Lahav
near Beersheva and Dimona, etc.,
have been established, to the
detriment of nearby development
towns. The location of science-
based industry, such as the
Nuclear Research Center and
others in the Dimona-Yerucham
area, has done little to advance
either town. It is clear, therefore,
that availability of skilled employ-
ment, if a necessary condition, is
in itself not a sufficient condition
for advancement of a town.
In view of the high unemploy-
ment figures in development
towns, it is ironic that there is a
nationwide shortage of skilled
manpower. It is estimated that
there are currently 2,000 jobs un-
filled in the electronics, medical
equipment and computer in-
dustries in short, in the high
technology fields, with the most
promise for future development.
If the residents of development
areas are to fill these positions,
they must be trained.
Education provided for
residents of development towns
has been largely inadequate to
prepare them for the existing job
market and it has failed to
motivate residents to maximize
their personal potential.
Residents often lack the basic re-
quirments for retraining pro-
grams. Pre-technical courses are
therefore required.
Residents employed at the un-
skilled or semi-skilled level re-
quire financial assistance if they
are to take advantage of
upgrading courses, without a
deterioration of their personal
economic situation.
Most of the existing
technological training is offered in
the major cities: Tel Aviv, Haifa
and Jerusalem. The geographical
distance requires students in the
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 10,1986
A Problematic Year For Latin American Jewry
The year just ended has
been problematic for Latin
American Jewry. The restora-
tion of democratic civilian
government in countries
previously run by military dic-
tatorships has had a powerful
positive impact. Jews are play-
ing a much larger role in public
affairs and have been elected
or appointed to high govern-
ment office in unprecedented
But at the same time, anti-
Semitism, especially from the
far right, has taken on new
virulence and is a cause of
growing concern in Argentina,
Brazil and Uruguay. The
avowed Jew-haters have
adapted their tactics to the
new political circumstances.
Their approach is more
sophisticated, and canards are
hurled against Jews over
issues in which Jews are in no
way involved.
In Argentina, where the
rightwing military is in
disgrace and the government
of President Raoul Alfonsin
has been demonstrably friend-
ly to Jews and aware of their
concerns, anti-Semitic hate
literature continues to be sold
openly at most newspaper
stands and bookstores and
receives wider distribution
than ever before, the World
Jewish Congress reports.
According to Edgardo
Gorenberg, a psychologist and
a leader of the DALA, the
representative body of Argen-
tine Jewry and the WJC af-
filiate here, a favorite new tac-
tic of anti-Semites is to
associate Jews with the
downfall of the junta.
At the end of a mass
celebrated by a group of sup-
porters of the former military
regime, participants railed
against reporters covering the
event, shouting "Jews' to
them, the ultimate insult. At
the end of another patriotic
gathering commemorating an
historical event in the 19th
Century, rightwingers pro-
tested loudly against what
they called the "radical
They also condemned the
controversial French film "Je
Vous Salue Marie" (Hail
Mary), anathema to traditional
Roman Catholics which has
been denounced by the
Vatican. According to these
protesters, the film is a pro-
duct of "Jewish perfidy
although Jews were in no way
involved in its production.
in San Juan province, a
movement is growing for
legislation that would permit
only a Catholic to hold the of-
fice of provincial Governor.
During the recent municipal
elections in Brazil, neo-Nazis
openly distributed their pro-
paganda, despite strong pro-
tests by the Jewish Federa-
tion. In Curitiba, most
observers believe that Jaime
Lerner, a respected and
popular Jewish candidate for
office, was defeated because of
his religion. Lerner's op-
ponents used the slogan,
"Christian voters must vote
for Christian candidates."
In the city of Paysandu,
Uruguay, a local labor conflict
degenerated into an anti-
Semitic propaganda offensive
by neo-Nazis in the striking
union who stressed that some
of the owners of the struck
company were Jews. Slogans
such as "Hitler was right a
pity he's not here" were flung
about. The company filed suit
and the matter is now pending
in the courts.
Quite apart from the anti-
Semites, Arab activists, too,
have escalated their efforts in
Latin America. They have in-
creased their infiltration of
political parties, labor unions
and universities, many of
which respond to promises of
"business with the Arab
Jorge Nasser, who is close to
the governing Revolutionary
Democratic Party in the
Domincan Republic, has been
travelling extensively in Latin
America in his capacity of
6resident of the "Arab-
ominican Fraternity." He
spoke recently in Rio de
Janeiro where he urged the
countries of South America to
make use of the benefits Arab
capital and Arab markets
could offer. Brazil has already
sold large quantities of
weapons to Saudi Arabia and
other Arab states. Its
diplomacy in the Middle East
has consistently favored the
Arab cause.
1985: The Year of the Terrorists
Continued from Page 4
shop killing at least 60 and
wounding 100. In San
Salvador, gunmen fire into
crowded cafes, killing 13, in-
cluding four off-duty U.S.
Marines and two other
Americans. The U.S. Embassy
Tel Aviv Lodge No. 3015 will hold its next meeting on
Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kirklane School, Pur-
dy Lane and Kirk Road, West Palm Beach. Guest speaker,
Fred Kanter, Board member of the Anti-Defamation
League, PBC, will talk on "Germany Today."
The Palm Beach Section will hold its Annual National
Support Luncheon in the Mediterranean Room of the
Breakers Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at noon.
The Hannah G. Solomon Award which is presented to an
outstanding woman who has helped to change and broaden
the roles of other women in important areas of community
life, and whose leadership has inspired and stimulated
others and raised their consciousness, is to be given to
Florence Wacks, an active NCJW Life Member, former
President of the Palm Beach Section, Scholarship Chair-
woman and community leader by Marilyn Flanzbaum, Na-
tional NCJW Board Member, who will also be the speaker.
The next meeting of Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will
take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth
Sholom, 315 North A Street, Lake Worth.
The guest speaker will be Mr. Tom Kelly, Editor of the
Palm Beach Post, who will speak about his trips to Israel
and the Soviet Union, illustrated by his own slides.
Chai will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 at
noon in the Poinciana Room of The Challenger Country
"The Trojans," a singing and dancing group of Junior
and Senior students from Lake Worth High will perform.
Cypress Lakes General Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1
61^, American Savings and Loan Association, 2050 West
rive, West Palm Beach. Guest speakers will be students,
having recently returned from Israel. They will give a per-
sonal view of their experiences.
Golds Meir-Boynton Beach will hold their general
membership meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at
Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North "A" Street, Lake Worth.
Mark Zipkin, who will speak on behalf of Technion.
This talk will represent the study group session for the
month of January.
Members and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments
will be served.
Coming event Youth Aliyah Luncheon at the Royce
Hotel, West Palm Beach, on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
The Lee Vassil Chapter invites you to attend the Sixth
Annual Gala HMO Luncheon. This Spectacular event will
be held, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, noon, at the beautiful
clubhouse at Hunters Run. Join us for a luscious lunch and
fabulous entertainment. Don't miss out, make your reser-
vations now. Call Lil Rudy.
Coming event Irish Fantasy, the musical play "Briga-
doon" Wednesday, Feb. 5 at noon, at the Royal Palm Din-
ner Theatre, Boca Raton. Call Natalie Finver or Eleanor
There will be a Jewish Singles Shabbat for singles of all
ages on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1901
No. Flagler Drive, W. Palm Beach, FL 33407. Oneg Shab-
bat willfollow. Please arrive after 9:45 p.m. to avoid traffic
conflict with those departing from the 8 p.m. service.
Golda Meir Club will hold a regular meeting on Jan. 15
at American Savings Bank, West Gate and Okeechobee.
Shoshona Flexer will entertain. Refreshments will be
Poinciana Chapter will hold its next meeting on Jan. 27
at the Challenger Clubhouse at noon. After the business
meeting, a fashion show featuring clothes by Melba Hob-
son's Glad Rags will be offered.
Royal Chapter is having their monthly meeting at the
Royal Palm Village Hall, on Monday, Jan. 13 at noon.
There will be a mini lunch and the girls are putting on an
original skit.
West Palm Chapter events:
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Anshei
Sholom will hold its first regular meeting of the New Year.
Jay Epstein of the Morse Geriatric Center will be the guest
Thursday, Feb. 20, bus trip to Coconut Grove Playhouse
for performance of "Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill."
Luncheon on your own in one of the restaurants surroun-
ding the Playhouse.
March 19, 20, 21, Deluxe trip to Epcott-Disney World.
Three days at Epcott with dinner at Contemporary World,
Cafe Society Wuson World, and many exciting extras.
April 10-13, trip to Lido Spa.
Saturday, May 17, Matinee performance of "Dancin" at
the Burt Reynolds Theatre.
blames the attack on leftist
June 20 Five bombs go off
in Katmandu, Nepal, killing
seven people, including a Na-
tional Assembly leader, and in-
juring 23.
June 23 Plastic explosives
kill two baggage handlers at
Tokyo's airport. Sabotage is
suspected in the crash of an
Air India jet the same day in
which 329 are killed.
Aug. 8 Terrorists kill an
American soldier and bomb
the U.S. Rhein-Main Air Base
near Frankfurt. Authorities
blame the leftist Red Army
Sept. 16 Thirty-nine peo-
ple are injured in a grenade at-
tack at a fashionable cafe on
Rome's Via Veneto. A Palesti-
nian is charged in connection
with the incident.
Sept. 25 Three Israelis
are killed on a yacht in Cyprus.
Sept. 30 Gunmen kidnap
three Soviet diplomats and an
Embassy doctor in Beirut. One
of the diplomats is found dead
Oct. 2.
Oct. 7 New Yorker Leon
Klinghoffer is killed during the
hijacking of the Italian cruise
ship Achille Lauro. They sur-
render Oct. 9.
Nov. 6 Rebels seize Col-
ombia's federal court building
in downtown Bogota, and ar-
my troops recapture the
Palace of Justice in an assault
after a 28-hour seige. The
Justice Ministry says 95 peo-
ple, including 11 Supreme
Court Justices, are killed.
Nov. 23 An Egyptian
plane is hijacked on a flight
from Athens to Malta. Egyp-
tian commandos storm the
plane the next day and 60 peo-
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Friday, January 10, 1986/1116 Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
The Meaning Of A Campaign
Through the ages, Jewish survival has always depended on
Jews taking care of Jews. The theme of our campaign, "One
People, One Destiny," captures this connection between Jews of
different generations and disparate origins.
Local Jewish community organizations emerged before the
Civil War. In the early years of this century, mass immigration
brought forth new institutions for immigrant aid. A large
population infused American Jewish communities with vitality
and encouraged development of numerous educational, health
and social services. Gradually, American Jewry became pro-
sperous and self-confident enough to reach out to help Jews
The condition of Jews in devastated Europe after the first
World War, and later European refugees fleeing Nazi persecu-
tion, inspired enormous effort from American Jewry, largely
through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
In 1939, the JDC and the United Palestine Appeal joined to
create the United Jewish Appeal which consolidated fundraising
for all overseas needs.
The rise of Israel created a new kind of challenge. Upon
achieving independence, Israel welcomed hundreds of thousands
of refugees from Europe and the Arab lands. Israel automatical-
ly became the focus of most of the institutional aid set aside for
refugee needs, but on a much vaster scale, and in greater con-
centration than anything attempted before. Helping the
refugees in Israel, which the United Jewish Appeal does through
the United Israel Appeal/Jewish Agency for Israel, became an
opportunity to participate in the rebirth of the Jewish homeland.
The effort caught the imagination of Jewish people everywhere.
The campaign is more than a drive to collect money, central
though that is. A campaign educates the community about its
own needs and involves people who might otherwise not be
aware of those needs. It calls forth leadership and starts people
thinking and planning for the future. It builds up the community
and creates links with other communities. It strengthens our
conviction that we are one people, with one destiny, and gives us
the means to act on that belief.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 10, 1986
The Case For In
In The 1986
At 37, with a population gathered from 120 nations, Israel is still a pioneering, developing
country. Vision, energy, intelligence and substantial resources have revived a wasteland,
created over 500 rural communities and resettled almost two million refugees. Yet the work is
not complete.
Large stretches remain to be settled in the Galilee and the Negev/Arava. And vast oppor-
tunities exist to strengthen the fabric of Israel's society and promote its progress.
From the beginning, through funds transmitted to the United Israel Appeal/Jewish Agen-
cy for Israel, our UJA/Federation Campaign has been part of the pioneering process. Today,
as Israel writes new chapters in social, economic and technological development, our respon-
sibilities and challenges are greater than ever.
We are committed to helping Israel achieve:
a vigorous economy, characterized by the parity of social and economic opportunities in
urban, rural and development areas,
a high quality of life nationwide, with adequate housing and community facilities,
a full utilization of talent Israel's greatest resource through education and job
a canopy of care, sheltering the elderly, nurturing the very young, training the han-
dicapped and sustaining the needy
Why We Mutt Help
We undertake this commitment because it is our way of participating in the rebirth of the
Jewish homeland. Our role is to provide for the absorption of immigrants; to help fund new
communities, neighborhood rehabilitation, youth, vocational and humanitarian programs. The
people of Israel are counting on us to fulfill our responsibility to join them, as one people, in
shaping the Jewish destiny. They are already doing their share.
Israel's current position has been achieved at enormous cost in lives and resources. Peace
with Egypt the giving up of the Sinai cost $17 billion; maintaining an effective defensive
capability costs many billions each year. To simultaneously sustain its national life and assure
its very survival, Israel has had to borrow at high rates of interest. In an annual national
budget of $22 billion, approximately one-third is spent for defense and one-third for debt ser-
vice the highest per capita debt burden in the world. The remaining third is what the coun-
try lives on health, education, welfare and municipal services for 4.1 million people.
This year, the government has had to slash its budget for social services, reducing the very
programs that could have helped the people suffering most from economic pressures.
Unemployment has hit development towns, especially in Project Renewal neighborhoods.
Dozens of established rural settlements face bankruptcy because of a changing agricultural
economy. There is increased pressure from disadvantaged families to enroll their children in
Youth Aliyah schools. New immigrants, including recently arrived Ethiopian Jews, will find it
difficult to find sufficient employment.
To Maintain The Momentum Of Achievement That UJA/Federation Campaign Have Helped
Establish. Dramatically Increased Campaign Funds Are Needed To Support Vital Programs
In Four Areas:
Homecoming And Home Making
During our 1986 Campaign, Israel will enter the second phase of helping recently arrived
Ethiopian Jews become part of Israeli society. They will be moving from the shelter of absorp-
tion centers to furnished apartments and making the transition from initial adjustment to the
more difficult process of acculturation, job re-training and individual placement.
The process will take about 18 months, almost a year longer than the absorption of im-
migrants from other countries.
At present, absorption centers are full. Hotels, hostels and convalescent homes have been
pressed into service, with rents far higher than costs at Jewish Agency-owned centers. Perma-
nent housing is another problem. Because Ethiopian Jews need jobs and supportive services,
they must live near established centers of population, precisely the areas where housing is in
short supply. Ethiopian families are smaller than the Agency had expected, and more in-
dividual apartments must be found.
In addition, many more Ethiopian children than anticipated have reached Israel without
their parents. As it did for the children of the Holocaust and young refugees from Moslem
lands, Youth Aliyah will serve as the first home in Israel for these youngEthiopian Jews.
The task of absorbing Ethiopian Jewry got a brilliant initial start with the generous sup-
port of American Jews, who contributed to the UJA over $60 million for that purpose. Now we
have to finish the job through our regular campaign.
One People.

Friday, January 10, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
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The budget of the Immigration and Absorption Department excluding resources
allocated for Ethiopians dropped from $53 to $50 million this year. All SrSSS ha^en
trimmed by 10 to 20 percent, with social services and counseling being reduced at a time when
new immigrants need more advice than ever on coping with Israel's economy.
An additional $10 million could increase services for olim and ensure proper maintenance
of absorption centers. Additional social workers and employment officers could be hired. Rent
subsidies could be increased to help new immigrants leave absorption centers for permanent
The Needs of the Young
The $2 millioni eliminated from Youth Aliyah's regular budget will be felt in every aspect
vantundCSa! ^S^** 18,00 yun*8ter8. almost all of them Israelis from disad-
An additional $3.75 million would enable Youth Aliyah to enroll 1,500 more disadvantae-
ed youngsters who are finding it hard to break out of the poverty cycle.
Most of Youth Aliyah's students need vocational education, but the program's trainine
equipment is quickly becoming obsolete.
^fSRB "i'1'0" would DUY computer, electronic and engineering equipment that could
give Youth Aliyah students access to high-tech careers, thus ensuring an economic future for
them and for the nation.
Settling the Land
The budget of the Rural Settlement Department fell to $67 million from $70 million last
year and $73 million two years ago. Development plans had called for establishing seven rural
communities in 1985/86. Settlements were planned for the Galilee to strengthen a regional
network of small communities projected as the hub of Israeli high-tech production. And farm-
ing villages were mapped out in the Negev and Arava to continue the redemption of arid soil
through agro-technology and drip irrigation.
Now, only four settlements can be started: two in the Galilee and two in the Arava, at a
cost of $3 million. Other priorities include: working with 12 of the 50 economically distressed
moshavim closest to bankruptcy and bringing another 14 settlements to the point where they
will need no further help from the Jewish Agency. Attention must also be given to long range
planning for settlements where agriculture has reached its peak and where emphasis may be
placed on regional industry or on tourism.
An extra $10 million could help a further dozen established communities avoid bankrupt-
cy, or break ground for fourteen vitally needed new settlements in the Negev and Galilee.
Israel's future vitality depends on shifting population growth from the crowded center to the
north and the south.
Hope Through Neighborhood Renewal
The fact that Project Renewal's budget remains at $48 million while other departments
have suffered cutbacks, testifies to the high priority Israel gives this partnership program to
close its social gap. Each neighborhood has different needs for which its twinned community
abroad is responsible. While most of the twinning relationships are active and on-schedule in
their fundraising, in a few others there is a shortage of cash. Some neighborhoods are ap-
proaching the fourth or fifth year of their involvement in Project Renewal, yet still lack basic
physical facilities to implement already planned social programs.
In Hod Hasharon, Palm Beach County's Project Renewal twin community, the positive ef-
forts of our commitment are just beginning to be seen. With the opening of the Jeanne and Ir-
win Levy Day Care Center; the building of facilities to house the Michael Burrows Child
Enrichment Center in Giora and the Eugene and Corky Ribakoff Center for the Elderly, in Gil
Amal; and the involvement of formerly disenfranchised families in the decision-making and
social programming process, the destiny for thousands of Israelis is improving daily.
But there is still a long way to go. The friendship between Palm Beach County and Hod
Hasharon is forever; our community s continued support is insurance that the social programs
which have had such tremendous impact will continue. Project Renewal has begun to give a
new vitality to people who once had no future but who still had dreams. It is our responsibility
to continue helping them make their dreams realities.
An additional $2 million in 1985-86, derived from major gifts for capital projects through
the Israel Education Fund, would provide needed facilities for recreation and education.
An extra $10 million could establish the high-tech vocational training required to combat
unemployment and strengthen hope in Project Renewal neighborhoods.
One Destiny

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 10, 1966
For more than 70 years, the American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee has been taking care of Jews worldwide whenever
they are in trouble and wherever they are in need.
Today, the JDC operates in 33 nations, with primary emphasis
on Israel, which receives more than 30 percent of the budget, and in
Eastern European and Moslem lands where large numbers of Jews
live in poverty. These are often "remnant" communities with
many elderly left behind by the more able and the more mobile. The
human need in these areas is very great. In Romania, for example,
where 10,000 Jews receive food, clothing and winter fuel packages,
JDC assistance could mean the difference between life and death.
In Israel, JDC's involvement with the community center move-
ment and community schools is a creative and effective response to
the continuing economic and cultural gap. Through the community
school program, school facilities are used to give residents a chance
to enrich their lives with a variety of classes and social programs.
JDC-sponsored programs also serve the elderly and play an impor-
tant role in encouraging voluntarism in Israeli society.
JDC's budget for 1985 is $49.5 million.
In addition to overseas needs, annual UJA/Federation Cam-
paigns fund a number of local programs and services through
allocated campaign proceeds.
Palm Beach County is the home of one of the fastest growing
Jewish Communities in the country, and the need for communal
services is also growing rapidly. To continue meeting the educa-
tional, cultural and social needs of our youth, families and senior
citizens, we must increase our commitment to keep pace with the
increasing demand for services. The Federation's four beneficiary
agencies have made significant strides towards building a unified,
cohesive community, and the community, in turn, needs to move
ahead with its support of these agencies and other Federation
In Palm Beach County your gift to the Jewish Federation
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Day School
Jospeh L. Morse Geriatric Center
Jewish Family and Children's Service
Camp Shalom
Chaplaincy Program
Community Relations Council
Endowment Program
Jewish Floridian
Jewish Education Committee
Leadership Development
Midrasha Judaica High School
"Mosaic" TV Program
River Garden
Hebrew Home for the Aged, Jacksonville
With more money, federations could improve the level of need-
ed social and humanitarian services for a growing and mobile
American Jewish community.
A Record Of Pride: A Challenge For Today
Over the years, UJA/Federation Campaigns
have affirmed the unity of Jewish people. We
have helped Israel generate numerous im-
aginative programs of education and human
We have maintained education and relief
programs for Jews around the world and
strengthened Jewish communities' at home.
Now we share the privilege of helping one
more part of our Jewish family take its place in
the Jewish homeland. The responsibility for
meeting this and the totality of Jewish needs
around the world rests largely on our annual
UJA/Federation Campaign. Only capacity giving
will match the challenge. We can do no less, for
in our generation, as in every generation, we are
accountable to one people, one destiny.

Friday, January 10, 1986/the Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Florence Poel: A Teaching Treasure In Palm Beach
Many treasures find their
way to Palm Beach mostly
in the form of artifacts.
However, for the past four
years, the Jewish community
has learned that it has ac-
quired a treasure in the person
of teacher Florence Poel. Her
work is leaving its mark on
persons in all age groups of the
Stately and comely,
Florence may be found chan-
ting Sabbath prayers at a
residence for the elderly,
coaching Bat Mitzvah
aspirants at Temple Israel,
conducting a class in Ulpan
Hebrew for adults at Temple
Beth El and teaching Hagadah
and Advanced Ulpan at Tem-
ple Emanu-El, where she had
been director of the religious
Pod's Judaic learning began
Morse Geriatric
Celebrates New Year
The residents of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center ring
in the New Year in style!
Over 100 residents gathered
in the Center's Lowe
Auditorium to celebrate the
New Year. The staff was in
charge of the party and
decorations which included
crepe paper mobiles and
silvery signs announcing the
New Year. Each resident
received a festive hat and
noisemaker to signal 1986.
Guests and residents danced
to the music of a four-piece
band while luscious pastries
and bubbling champagne top-
ped the menu.
"The New Year's party is
the staffs expression of their
good feelings for the residents.
Everyone had a wonderful
time," stated E. Drew
Gackenheimer, executive
director of the Center.
The J.L. Morse Geriatric
Center of the Jewish Home for
the Aged of Palm County is a
not-for-profit, 120-bed skilled
nursincr care facility located in

Morse Geriatric Center resi-
dent rings in the New Year.
West Palm Beach.
For further information con-
tact: Jay Epstein, Dir. of
Public Relations 471-6111, ext.
Covered Bridge Committee
Continued from Page 3
make Israel stronger and a
better country to live in. We
Israelis feel we do a lot toward
this, but we can't do it alone.
We need help from Jews all
over the world," she said.
For more information about
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Silverman at the Federation
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binical father, in a small town
in Poland. She came to
America at the age of seven.
Her description of her father
"a scholarly, gentle and caring
person whom my two sisters
and I adored," may be applied
to Florence without
Trained at Brooklyn College
in nursery school and parent
education, Poel's teaching
career began 50 years ago. She
was director of nursery
schools in Pittsburg for 15
years and was also a director
of a religious school there. She
worked for 18 months with the
Council of Jewish Women in
helping to set up a pilot pro-
gram for teaching deaf
children at the University of
When Florence Poel's hus-
band William's career required
that the family, which con-
sisted of two children, move to
Israel in 1962, she studied
Ulpan "morning, noon and
night." She says that
"William, a book in himself,"
went to Israel on a fellowship
in cancer research, at the
Weitzman Institute. Although
she has great regard for his
scientific achievements, she
says that his first love is music.
A budding career as a concert
pianist at the age of 17, was
cut short by the necessity to
earn a living during the
Depression years. Florence
met Bill at Brooklyn College.
They have a daughter who is
married to a graphics editor in
Israel. The five Israeli
children, ages 19 to two keep
the Poels flying back and forth
to Israel at least, once and
often twice a year. The Poel's
son, Martin, is a dentist and
Florence worked with Susan
Steiner to help prepare her
for her Dec. 20 Bat Mitzvah.
violinist in New Mexico and six
years ago was instrumental in
establishing a Jewish school
Poel regards her recent
work as a member of the
Jewish Federation Chaplain
Aide Program as most
Calling her Chaplain Aide work
"most rewarding," Florence
Poel often help* lead Sabbath
services in local homes for the
For more information about
the Chaplain Aides program,
please call the Federation of-
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work with this adult Ulpan class indicates.
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The Future Development Of The Twinning Relationship
With the creation of Project
Renewal, Jewish communities
from all over the Western
world committed themselves
to a process of organizational
and personal involvement in
Israel. This commitment laun-
ched Diaspora Jewry upon a
course that opened new pat-
terns in Israel-Diaspora
In contrast to previous pat-
terns of interaction, which
brought Diaspora leaders into
contact exclusively with the
Eprincipal institutions and their
eaders in Israel (Knesset,
Jewish Agency), Diaspora
communities are now a part of
a decentralized system of
social, political and ad-
ministrative networks ranging
from the neighborhood to the
municipal and national levels.
One of the positive results of
community contact with the
Renewal neighborhoods has
been the support and rein-
forcement given to indiginous
leadership in the
neighborhoods. There are
numerous examples of
neighborhoods where an im-
portant element in the crea-
tion of a cadre of resident
leadership was the active role
played by representatives of
the community from abroad.
At this juncture in the
development of Project
JNF Excavating
Byzantine Inn
Visitors to the Jewish Na-
tional Fund's American In-
dependence Park can now ex-
plore the archaeological ruins
of a lavish Byzantine Wayside
Inn, located 15 miles west of
Jerusalem along an ancient
Roman road. Excavation of
the site is being conducted by
the Jewish National Fund ar-
chaeologist Eli Shinhav, in
close cooperation with the
Israel Antiquities Department.
A JNF recreation park is
planned for the site, featuring
an archaeological hiking trail
that will combine forest picnic
alcoves, rest areas, and spor-
ting facilities. The estimated
5-km trail will end at a stream
of cool waters streaming along
a nearby valley.
Helping JNF excavate the
site were a team of Israeli
volunteer youth instructors
and a group of 30 North
American families spending
one month on a working tour
under the auspices of JNF's
Family Summer Camp pro-
gram and the World Zionist
Organization's Young Leader-
ship Department. Joel Charm,
a safety production manager
for Allied Corporation of New
Jersey, declared that the day's
workout on the JNF dig was
the highlight of his family's
visit to Israel. "Working in
JNF forests, touring the coun-
try, and meeting the locals was
a marvelous experience which
I highly recommend," stated
Charm. Excavations for the
Wayside Inn's first session
were pioneered by Nifty, a
group of North American
Reform Jewish youngsters.
Since the Six Day War,
Israelis have regularly used
the Roman road, which leads
via Beit Govrin to Ashkelon at
the Mediterranean Sea, as an
alternative scenic route to the
coast. The area is better,
known as the Ayalla Valley,
where King David slew
Goliath. Christain historians
claim the inn as built on Mount
Busana, not far from Goliath's
reputed burial cave.
The inn, called Khan, was
first mentioned by the Greek
pilgrim chronicler Theodosius
in the sixth century C.E. The
road which it hugs was built by
Vespasianus in 69 C.E. and
paved 130 years later in the
reign of Adrian. The road,
preserved to this day, was im-
proved by the British.
The inn stands on the site of
a former Byzantine church
built in the seventh or eighth
century. Two beautifully
perserved "mosaic carpets/'
covering an estimated 18
square-yard floor, have been
uncovered, one featuring a
sexagonal design and the other
a grape vine branching out to
clusters of animal and bird
designs, intentionally
mutilated by Byzantine
iconoclasts who disapproved of
them as idol worship. "These
designs are commonly found in
synagogues and churches built
in the period, but it is rare to
have them combined under one
roof," Shinhav pointed out.
A wine press, one of the
largest in the region, has also
been resurrected, along with
coins dating to 1200 C.E. The
coins bear a facsimile of
Elmalek el Adi abu-Baka,
brother of the famous Selucid
warrior and emperor Salah e-
Din and a private patient of
the Jewish sage Rambam
(Maimonides). A pipe dating
back to the early Mameluke
era, a wine jug, nails, arrow
heads, and broken pieces of
pottery have also been
These young residents of Hod HaSharon,
Palm Beach County's Project Renewal
"twin" community in Israel, now have a
well-equipped park in which to play.
Throughout Israel, Project Renewal has
breathed life into depressed areas. But ac-
cording to reports from the Jewish Agency,
the work of Project Renewal must go on in
order to ensure the building of a stronger
At JNF's American Independence Park near Jerusalem,
visitors can explore the ruins of a sixth century Byzantine
Renewal in Israel, when the
Project itself is undergoing
change, there are numerous
issues concerning the twinning
relationships which should be
Under this heading we refer
to relationships that have been
developed through mission
visits, volunteer programs, ex-
change visits, pen pal pro-
grams, craft and creative work
exchanges, etc. These are the
programs that have stimulated
the greatest enthusiasm bet-
ween members of communities
abroad and the residents of the
neighborhoods in Israel. The
tens of thousands of people
that have been involved in
these programs have no doubt
as to the positive contribution
they have made to community
life in Israel and abroad.
There are three questions
regarding this subject:
1. Can the momentum of
these programs be sustained
as the funding of specific pro-
jects approach phase-out and
transfer to government and
municipal agencies? i.e., Is the
fundraising element a
necessary component in the
maintenance of community-
wide involvement with the
neighborhood in Israel?
2. What national system in
the United States can be
employed to plan, coordinate
and implement these
3. Most of the programs
developed to date grew up
spontaneously as a result of
lay leadership initiatives or by
those of existing organizations
and agencies abroad which
utilized the Renewal relation-
ship as part of their Israel Pro-
gram. Is there a need for a
more organized effort in main-
taining and developing pro-
grams that will ensure greater
continuity in maintaining the
twinning relationship? How
could this be implemented?
Through Project Renewal,
many members from com-
munities from abroad have had
their first experience in deal-
ing with the Israeli system.
Lines of communication have
opened between represen-
tatives of communities and
mayors, government
ministers, civil servants,
Jewish Agency officials and
many others. These contacts
have ranged from lay leader-
ship acting as advocates for
"their" neighborhood, to ar-
chitects and engineers from
abroad giving professional opi-
nions on the design of
buildings. There is a consensus
that this involvement has been
positive and beneficial to all
parties concerned.
Again, the question arises as
to how this element of the rela-
tionship can be systematized
and maintained; assuming its
importance, how can com-
munities from the U.S.A. mar-
shal their resources effectively
for meaningful intervention
and advocacy on behalf of the
A discussion of funding
sources is necessary if we are
to address the issues mention-
ed above.
Initially, the twinning rela-
tionship was not expected to
be the exclusive source of fun-
ding for each neighborhood.
However, as the project evolv-
ed, the twinned community
from abroad became the ex-
clusive funding agent for each
project assigned to the Agency
for implementation. This prin-
ciple has created a number of
unresolved questions.
1. There are more than a
dozen under-twinned
neighborhoods (i.e., where the
needs of the neighborhood ex-
ceed the fundraising capacity
and/or commitment of the
communities abroad). Can a
general fund be created to
solve this problem?
2. The Project Renewal
Department has recognized
the need for creating
regionally-organized projects
and programs which involve a
number of neighborhoods.
How can this concept be handl-
ed from a funding point of
3. There is a clear consensus
that Project Renewal must em-
bark on a program of economic
development, especially in
development towns. Though
there are already several pro-
jects in this field with the ac-
tive involvement of twinned
communities, there is still a
question about the direction
this program should take
regarding recruiting invest-
ment andknow-how resources.

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Gov. Cuomo To Speak At JTS Salute To Ruth and H. Bert Mack
NEW YORK, New York
State Governor Mario Cuomo
rill deliver the keynote ad-
Iress at 3 p.m. Jan. 26, 1986 ,
at The Breakers in Palm
Jeach, when The Jewish
Theological Seminary of
lAmerica presents it Centen-
[nial Medal to Ruth and H. Bert
I Mack.
Governor Cuomo has at-
tracted national attention for
I his keynote address at the
Democratic National Conven-
tion in 1984, and his thought-
ful address at Notre Dame
University on "Religious
Belief and Public Morality,"
delivered from his perspective
as a Catholic Governor. He is
also Chairman of the National
Governor's Association Task
Force on the Homeless.
The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America, which is
currently celebrating its
Centennial as the academic
and spiritual center of Conser-
vative Judaism, is honoring
Ruth and H. Bert Mack of
Palm Beach and New York
with its Centennial medal for
their unique love and devotion
to Judaism and Jewish causes.
Arnold Newberger of
Chicago and Palm Beach is
chairman of the Seminary's
Palm Beach Centennial Com-
mittee. Nathan Appleman, Ar-
Ruth and H. Bert Mack
Second Kidnapped Jew
Murdered In Beirut
Police in West Beirut last
week found the body of Isaac
Tarrab, who was abducted
from his home on March 29,
1985. His Moslem extremist
captors claimed they killed him
to avenge a raid on a Shiite
Moslem village by an Israeli-
backed Christian militia.
Tarrab was the second
hostage killed in the past
month by a Moslem faction
called the Organization of the
Oppressed on Earth. Chaim
Cohen Halaha, another
hostage, was killed in
Israel denied that it par-
ticipated in a raid on the
village of Kounin in South
Lebanon, saying that the
operation was the work of the
mainly Christian South
Lebanon Army (SLA).
Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny shakes hands
with Prime Minister Shimon Peres in Geneva on Dec. 18.
After a secret meeting the leaders announced the decision
to restore diplomatic relations between Israel and the Ivory
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After the killing of Halaha,
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir said Israel would not
be blackmailed by groups
holding Jewish hostages.
The Organization of the Op-
pressed on Earth claims to be
holding two more Beirut Jews
and has vowed to kill them
unless 300 Shiites the group
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Of the estimated pre-1982
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of 3,000, only about 100
thur H. Bienenstock, Peter I.
Feinberg and Benjamin S.
Hornstein are honorary chair-
man. Lillian Leff is co-
Mr. Mack is a member of the
Seminary's Board of Direc-
tors, a member of the Ex-
ecutive Committee, a long
time member of the
Seminary's Board of Gover-
nors, a past Palm Beach Chair-
man, and recipient of the Louis
Marshall Award. He is a board
member and a member of the
Hillcrest Jewish Center, the
Jewish Center of Atlantic
Beach, the International
Synagogue at John F. Ken-
nedy Airport, which was built
under his supervision, Temple
Emanu-El of Palm Beach and
the Sutton Place Synagogue in
New York.
Among his many ac-
complishments, Mr. Mack is a
benefactor and on the board of
the Long Island Jewish-
Hillside Medical Center; Vice
President of the Palm Beach
Philanthropic League; a
member of the Board of
Overseers of the Albert Eins-
tein College of Medicine; a
member of the New York
Board of Rabbis; a benefactor
of St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach and the National
Jewish Hospital and Research
Center in Denver; a Master
Builder at Yeshiva University;
and a founder of Boys Town m
Additionally, H. Bert Mack
has held various positions with
the United Jewish Appeal and
Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies and was chairman at
the inception in the United
States of the State of Israel
Bond Drive of Queens, Nassau
and Suffolk Counties in New
York State.
Ruth Mack has involved
herself in community service
and education, and is a board
member of the Women's Divi-
sion of the National Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith and the United Jewish
Appeal of Palm Beach. A
former Hebrew language
teacher at the Hillcrest Jewish
center, Ruth Mack has been
honored by Israel Bonds of
Palm Beach for her hard work.
Like her husband, she too has
been active in many other in-
stitutions and Jewish Centers
near the family's homes in
New York and Palm Beach.
The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America was
founded in New York City in
1886 to train rabbinical
students in the United States
and is today the academic and
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world. It maintains five
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both undergraduate and
graduate levels on campuses in
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the largest collection of
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Senior News
The Jewish Community Center Comprehensive Senior Ser-
vice Center, located at 2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm
Beach, provides a variety of services for persons 60 years or
older, including transportation, recreation, education, hot
Kosher congregate meals and home delivered Kosher meals.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. These services are provided by a Federal Grant Title III
Older Americans Act awarded by Gulfstream Agency on Ag-
ing. There is no set fee for these services; however, par-
ticipants are asked to make a contribution.
The Jewish Community
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served at noon. Before lunch
each day at 11:30 a.m., a varie-
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Carol or Lil at 689-7703 for in-
formation and/or reservations.
Following are the programs
scheduled through January 17
at 11:30 a.m. in the Kosher
Meal Program:
Thursday, Jan. 9, "Protec-
ting Your Personal Water-
works" J. Hosier.
Friday, Jan. 10, Special
Senior Shabbat with the
Monday, Jan. 13, Games
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, "Holistic
Health" Shirley Fine Shereff.
Wednesday, Jan. 15, To be
Thursday, Jan. 16, Current
Events with Rose Dunsky.
Friday, Jan. 17, Gerry
Feldstone on the Electronic
Every Thursday afternoon
at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
munity Center Comprehensive
Senior Service Center,
representatives from different
agencies will be "at your ser-
vice." We invite you to stop in
and communicate on a one-to-
one basis with our visiting
agency representatives.
Jan. 9 Legal Aid Society of
Palm Beach County A
representative will be
available to discuss your legal
needs (no wills to- be
Jan. 16 Health Insurance
Assistance Edie Reiter
assists persons with filling out
insurance forms and answer
Jan. 23 Retired Senior
Volunteer Program Muriel
Barry explains about RSVP.
An opportunity to learn about
becoming a volunteer.
On Feb. 9, 10 and 11,
Seniors from Jewish Com-
munity Centers throughout
the Southeast United States
will gather together for fun,
entertainment, great food and
new friends. The JCC in
Maitland, Fl (Orlando Area)
will host this great event. Save
these days; more information
will be forthcoming. Don't
miss this "Great Happening."
Call Nina Stillerman for more
Paddle Queen Luncheon
Jan. 15 Noon to 5:30 p.m.
JCC Members: $21; Non-
Members: $25.
"Kismet" Luncheon and
Theater Party
Feb. 13 12:30 p.m. to
4:30p.m. JCC Members: $22;
Non-Members: $25. Reserva-
tions and checks by Jan. 13.
Oriental Express Lunch and
Card Party
Feb. 25 11:15 a.m. to 3:45
p.m. Lunch only: $6.75; lunch
and transportation: $8. Reser-
vations and checks by Feb. 4.
For further information
and/or reservations call Nina
Stillerman at 689-7703, Mon-
day through Thursday 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9 -10 a.m. -
4 p.m. West Palm Beach
A day all older adults should
not miss. The JCC will have a
special display of our pro-
grams. Over 100 other agen-
cies/organizations and private
industry will also be
represented with displays.
There will be entertainment,
prizes, information and fun for
all. Stop at our table to say
Joyce Hogan, R.N., instruc-
tor, Thursdays 1:30 p.m.,
starting Jan. 16. Learn per-
sonal management, relation-
ship, outlook and physical
stamina skills to cope with
everyday stress of life and im-
prove your health and sense of
Ruth Graham, instructor.
Fridays 1:30 p.m. starting
Jan. 17. A vital group of
creative people meet weekly to
express themselves in poetry
and prose.
Weigh," Arthur Gang, instruc-
tor. Tuesdays -1:30 p.m. star-
ting Jan. 14. A simplified,
well-planned program for
those interested in weight
reduction and weight control
which is beneficial to all, in-
cluding those with anemia,
diabetes, high cholesterol,
gout, high blood pressure,
heartburn, heart disease, high
triglycerides, etc.
There are no fees for the
above Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Education
classes. Participants are en-
couraged to make
SERIES Al Parsont, in-
structor. Wednesdays 1:45
p.m. Learn the latest bridge
conventions and enjoy an
afternoon of socializing. New
series (five weeks) begins on
Jan. 8. There is a $12 fee for
JCC members and $15 for non-
members. Please call 689-7703
for registration.
days 2:30 p.m. Enjoy learn-
ing the art of public speaking.
This group meets every week.
Frances Sperber, president.
days 2:15 p.m. Open discus-
sion of NEWS and VIEWS led
by a moderator. Not a lecture.
Stimulating and provocative,
this is our 8th consecutive
year. Come and participate.
CIL -- 12:30 p.m. A great
planning group that meets the
First Tuesday of each month.
Special activities and trips are
planned. Call Sabina Gott-
schalk, chairperson at
683-0852 for further
All senior activities are con-
ducted in compliance with Ti-
tle VI of the Civil Rights Act.
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peripheral areas in the Galilee and
the Negev to board out while stu-
dying a heavy financial burden
for students with already-limited
In the sphere of vocational
education, the JAFI Project
Renewal Department has created
no new frameworks, preferring to
encourage existing agencies to
focus on Renewal communities
and to broaden the scope of their
activities. Strategy has been aim-
ed at improving the educational
infrastructure in development
towns and enabling residents to
improve vocational skill levels.
This strategy has resulted in:
increased accessibility and
availability of vocational training
coordination of training with
job openings;
modernizing and upgrading
of vocational training high schools
to include training in technology
for youth and adults;
financial support for adults in
retraining programs; and
programs to upgrade educa-
tional qualifications of adults, to
allow them to enter technological
The JAFI Project Renewal
Department has succeeded in
placing the issue of vocational
training on the agendas of policy-
makers at the various levels of
government and of the relevant
service agencies. Through the in-
itiative of the department, more
than 1,000 Renewal residents will
participate in courses this year,
which were previously not
available, while department ef-
forts have resulted in job
placements for many others.
For the first time, all of the fac-
tors involved in employment in
development areas, the Ministries
of Labor and Welfare, the
municipalities, the vocational
training networks, the regional
colleges and others, where rele-
vant, have, through JAFI Project
Renewal efforts, been coordinated
into working bodies, to provide
comprehensive solutions to voca-
tional and employment problems.
A corollary benefit of depart-
ment activities has been the im-
provement of overall educational
services in the towns. In Maalot,
the only high school in the town,
an ORT Technical Center, was
built through Project Renewal. In
Yerucham, Beit Shean and Hat-
zor, where ORT schools now exist
and in Dimona and Kiryat
Shmona, where they are in plann-
ing, local high schools had former-
ly been totally dependent on the
limited financial resources and in-
effective organization and ad-
ministration of the local
municipalities. The introduction
of the ORT and Amal vocational
training networks into these
towns adds a more professional
dimension to the teaching and ad-
ministration of the school, as well
as modernizing and broadening
course opportunities for all ages.
This, in turn, influences the whole
educational system in the town.
This is just the beginning and
activities must be expanded if
they are to be effective in chang-
ing the vocational profiles of the
Renewal areas and regenerate ail-
ing development towns. The par-
ticularly problematic areas, north
of Haifa to Tel Hia in the Upper
Galilee and the Negev area from
Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi to Eilat,
suffer from the serious lack of ac-
cessibility to vocational training.
Branches of the Beersheva
Technical College and northern
regional colleges will be utilized to
improve this situation.
Odessa Hebrew Teacher
Given Exit Visa
NEW YORK (JTA) Yoakov Mesh, a 33-year-old
Jewish activist and Hebrew teacher in Odessa, has received
germission to leave for Israel, the National Conference on
oviet Jewry reported.
Mesh, who first applied to leave the Soviet Union in 1977,
will go to Israel with his nine-year-old son Marat and wife
A former boxer in the Soviet Army, Mesh has been refus-
ed permission to leave, obstensibly for "security reasons"
because of his army service, the NCSJ reported.
Mesh has been the object of a continuing campaign,
especially by Dr. Joel Levin, a plastic surgeon in Miami.
Mesh is a friend of Yakov Levin, a Hebrew teacher in
Odessa arrested and sentenced to three years in a labor
camp in November, 1984, as part of an itense KGB effort to
destroy the unofficial Hebrew study network in the Soviet
Mesh refused to testify against Levin and other Odessa
Jewish activists. He was interrogated several times and
beaten, suffering liver damage while in police custody, the
NCSJ said.
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Friday, January 10, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Amit Women Hold 60th Anniversary Convention
Delegates from across the
I nation gathered at Gross-
jinger's in Liberty, New York
I to set the 60th anniversary
[year agenda for Amit Women,
the Leading Women's
Religious Zionist
The four-day convention's
theme, "Old Dreams, New Vi-
sions gave representatives
of the organization's 80,000
members a form to elect new
officers, set project priorities,
honor distinguished people
who have made major
Itzhak Perlman To
Perform At Auditorium
One of the most talented and
beloved violinists, ITZHAK
PERLMAN, will appear at the
West Palm Beach Auditorium
on both Regional Arts Music
"At Two" and "At Eight"
series. The matinee concert
will be Friday, Jan. 10, and the
evening concert is on Monday,
Jan. 13.
Mr. Perlman was born in
Israel and studied violin at the
Academy of Music in Tel Aviv
and the Juilliard School in New
York. After his initial ap-
pearance on the Ed Sullivan
show in 1958, his career
blossomed. His personality,
combined with his master
technique, creates a unique
hold on his audience. His great
musicianship as well as his
great humanity have been
recognized world-wide.
He has appeared with every
major orchestra in the world
and in 1981 was selected as
Musician of the Year by
Musical America. Also during
that year the International
Year of the Disabled Person
he represented that cause on
stage, camera and in personal
appearances, displaying not
only the gifts that make him a
great musician but also those
that make him a great man.
The programs for the Jan. 10
at 2 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.
performances will include
works by Johannes Brahms,
Lukas Foss, Camille Saint-
Saens and Maurice Ravel. Mr.
Perlman will perform addi-
tional selections, to be an-
nounced from the stage, at
each concert.
And The Jews
Continued from Page 1
Born" and focuses on Jewish
history from the 13th Century
BCE to the 6th Century BCE,
covering the days of Abraham
and Moses, the exodus from
Egypt, the Kingdom of Israel
and the struggle of its
The Education Division of
WNET is offering a full-color,
72-page Viewer's Guide to ac-
company the presentation of
the series. The copiously il-
lustrated guide presents
detailed historical background,
in-depth treatments of
selected themes, historical
timelines, maps, glossaries and
discussioon questions. To
order the Viewer's Guide
(price $4.95 for single issues;
$4.45 each for orders of 10 or
more; $3.95 each for orders of
25 or more) please send a
check or money order, made
payable to Heritage Viewer's
Guide, to: Heritage Viewer's
Guide, P.O. Box 8338, Long
Island City JJew York-IUOL
There are few tickets re-
maining for these perfor-
mances. For information
phone the West Palm Beach
Auditorium Box Office
weekdays between 10 a.m. and
6 p.m.
humanitarian contributions
and to explore important
issues affecting the U.S. and
Israel today.
Frieda C. Kufeld was
unanimously re-elected na-
tional president.
Amit Women, formerly
American Mizrachi Women, is
well known for 60 years of in-
volvement with the Youth of
Israel. Currently Amit Women
operates over 20 projects in-
cluding high schools, youth
villages, a community center
and a state of the art child-care
facility which services and
cares for more than 16,000
youngsters in Israel.
Perhaps one of the most
moving moments of the con-
vention was the closing session
on the absorption of Ethiopian
Jews into Israel. Nearly 200
Ethiopian children have been
absorbed in Amit Youth
Villages in recent months. A
first-hand account was given
of the problems and ioys of br-
inging these children into
Israeli Society.
A large delegation of women
from Dade, Broward and Palm
Beach County attended the
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Health Plan Partkapetion
3427 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33021
By Appointment Only
Tel. (305) 962-5400
Recently, we suffered the passing of Bert Sales
who skillfully directed numerous campaigns in
our community for The Development
Corporation for Israel. Like you, we mourn the
loss of Bert whose efforts and personal sacrifices
propelled our community into the national fore-
front in the development of the State of Israel
We are writing to you in order that a suitable
memorial for Bert be established in his beloved
Land of Israel.
Bert's intense interest in the Land of Israel, and
that of his wife, Marilyn, has led us to insure that
a suitable memorial be established the JNF-
Bert Sales Memorial Forest. To achieve this goal,
we have the cooperation of the Jewish National
Fund which is the agency responsible for the
development, reclamation and afforestation of
the Land of Israel. We feel that a forest planted
in memory of Bert Sales in Israel would be a
fitting and living memorial.
We urge you, as a vital member of our com-
munity, to consider the purchase of a bond that
can be used to fund this memorial on behalf of
Bert Sales. A bond can be purchased in the name
of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth
Lelsrael), Inc., or one which you may own can be
assigned to the JNF. In either case, the purchase
of bonds will further enable the development of
the State of Israel, while their assignment to
JNF will allow us to develop the Land of Israel,
as we honor the memory of Bert Sales.
If you wish to make a cash gift, you may do so by
sending a check payable to JNF-Bert Sales
Memorial Forest'. A gift of $1,000 will allow us to
plant a Garden of 200 trees; $500 will plant a
Garden of 100 trees and 20 trees will be planted
for a gift of $100. Your gift (cash or bond) is tax
Your immediate attention to this community
effort is important and will be deeply appreciated.
by his family, friends and his colleagues through-
out the country. If you have any questions,
please feel free to call the Jewish National Fund
office in Fort Lauderdale at 561-4812 or the local
office of Israel Bonds at 686-8611.
Dr. Marvin M Rottnberg Robert D. Rapaport Michael Small
Dr. Richard Shugarman Gerald Let her
Evelyn Blum
Dr. Marvin M. Rosenberg
Please use the gift of
Check number______
for the establishment of the Bert Sales Memorial Forest in Israel
. or bond serial numbers).
ire enclosed.
Make check payable to: JNF-Bert Sales Memorial Forest.
Bonds are assignable to: Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth Lelsrael), Inc.
(assignment forms are available at commercial banks)
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 10, 1986
Bonds Committee Busy
At President Country Club
General chairman of the
State of Israel Bond President
Country Club drive Ben
Roisman recently announced
that Abe Yarchin will be din-
ner chairman for the first An-
nual Dinner Dance at the
Hyatt on March 30.
Ben Roisman has been in-
volved with the Israel Bond
Drive for many years. He
founded the Israel Bond Drive
at Edgewood Country Club in
River Vale, New Jersey and
also initiated the Israel Bond
Drive at The Woodlands Coun-
try Club in Tamarac, Florida.
Roisman received the Ben
Gurion Award from the State
of Israel.
He serves as a board member
of the Morse Geriatric Center
and as a member of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and Temple Beth El.
He also was a founder and
president of Utopia Jewish
Center in Flushing, New York.
In 1985, Roisman served as
dinner chairman of The Lands
of the President Country Club
Israel Bond Testimonial.
Abe Yarchin has been involv-
ed in communal life for many
years. He is active on many
committees of the Morse
Geriatric Center, serves on the
board of directors of the Palm
Beach Opera Company, and is
chairman of the board of the
Advisory Committee of
Ben Roisman and Abe Yarchin
Florida National Bank. He has
also been involved with Israel
Bonds, last year receiving the
prestigious Tower of David
Award from the State of
Members of the committee
are Ben Abromson, William
Arnoff, Norman Bauer,
Shepard Boneparth, Max
Brandstater, Albert Brooks,
John Buonocore, Evelyn
Chester, Frank DiZoglio, Mit-
chell Epstein, Dr. Sidney
Edelstein, Leonard Feldman,
Arthur Fields, Richard Galvin,
David Gerstein, Bernard
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Herbert Marks, Dennis
McMahon, Robert Melcer,
Myron Nickman, Herman
Perlmutter, Bernard Plisskin,
Samuel Richman, Morton
Rosen, Sidney Rosenthal, Ed-
ward Schuman, Harold
Seltzer, Jack Shaprow,
Leonard Sharkey, Dr. Lester
Silverman, Stanley Sirak, Ber-
nard Weinstein, Henry Weins-
tein and Alvin Wilensky.
Royal Palm
Cocktail Party
Continued from Page 3
Europe and North and South
America, Mr. Bernstein serves
on the board of governors of
the Jewish Agency for Israel
and on the boards of the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee and
the National UJA Campaign
Appointed chairman of the
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Committee by President
Carter, Mr. Bernstein current-
ly serves on the executive
council of the committee head-
ed by Elie Wiesel.
Mr. Bernstein is a visiting
professor at Brandeis Univer-
sity and a member of the ad-
visory committee for the
Hebrew Union College School
of Jewish Communal Service
in Los Angeles.
"Mr. Bernstein's perspec-
tives on the workings of local
Jewish communities around
the world will provide our au-
dience with important insights
into how we can improve our
effectiveness on behalf of the
Jewish people," said special
gifts co-chairs Berk and
"As a living epitome of the
spirit of volunteerism, Mr
Bersntein's academic creden
tials, along with his diverse ex
perience, will help set a fur
ther example for the commit
ted Jewish citizens of Royal
Palm Beach," added event co-
chairs Gindes and Kaufman.
More information about this
event and other Royal Palm
Beach activities may be obtain-
ed by calling Perry Schafler at
the Federation office,
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
West Palm Beach 33409. Phone 684-3212. Rabbi Isaac Vander
Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily: 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and a late service at 8:15 p.m., followed
by Oneg Shabbat. Saturday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Mincha followed by
Sholosh Suedos.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services daily. Call the temple for
times. Sabbath services Friday 8:16 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m.,
Mincha followed by Sholosh Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. .
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday 8:15 a.m.,
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104,650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Dr. Morris Silberman, Can-
tor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday
and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin, Cantor David Dar-
dashti. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
857146. Port St Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School,
13000 Paddock Dr., West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharines Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5164
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

Synagogue News
Candle lighting Time
JWL Jan. 10 5:28 p.m.
* Jan. 17 5:33 p.m.
The Singles Group (50 and
over) is having their monthly
social on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 7
p.m. For information and
directions contact Sylvia
Himelstein at 4135 Pine Green
Run, Lake Worth, or Lee H.
Hilsen at 3755 Poinciana
Drive, Lake Worth.
The adult education commit-
tee will present Conversa-
tional Hebrew (Ulpan) Advanc-
ed Beginners from Jan. 14
through March 4,7 to 8 p.m. at
the Temple. The cost is $30.
There is no book fee. The in-
structor will be Ayala Rosen.
Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen, coor-
dinator of pastoral services at
St. Louis State Hospital, St.
Louis, Missouri, will be the
guest rabbi at Temple Beth El,
North Flagler Drive, West
Palm Beach, on Friday, Jan.
10 and Saturday, Jan. 11. Ser-
vices Friday evening start at
8:15 p.m., and on Saturday
morning at 9:30 a.m. Guests
are invited to attend.
On Friday, Jan. 10, Temple
Israel will celebrate Family
Night Shabbat Service a
Youth Group creative Service
written by the members of our
Youth Group. The theme is:
"How and Why Teenagers
Hurt." Attempts to speak to
the issue of Teenage Suicide.
The Service will affirm the
positive and joyful approach to
life Judaism can offer. Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will conduct
the service.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Area Deaths
Mollie, 77 of Century Village, West PsJm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Philip, 68, of Boca Raton. Menorah Gardens
nd Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Shirley A., 80, of Stratford N 192, Century
Village, West Palm Beach. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Sol, 81, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
J**. 88, of Jupiter. Menorah Gardens and
f^meral ChapeU, West Palm Beach.
Rose, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Benjamin, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Ethel, of Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Mortimer, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Weinstein
'uaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Pslm Beach.
Sheila, of Palm Beach Riverside Guardian
funeral Home, West Palm Beach
Jacob, 70, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Rabbi Joel L. Levine will
continue his series on "The
Search for Spirituality" Fri-
day, Jan. 10 speaking during
Temple Judea Sabbath Ser-
vices on "Torah" beginning at
8 p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center. Cantor Anne
Newman will chant the music.
Recently, Rabbi Alexander
Schindler, President of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations called for the
establishment of a Commission
on Spritutality for the Reform
movement. In support of this
call for enhanced spirituality
within Reform Judaism, the
ritual committee of Temple
Judea hosted a dinner meeting
in December on spirituality
featuring Rabbi Lewis Litt-
man, the regional director of
the UAHC. Rabbi Levine plans
to devote one sermon a month
to the theme of spirituality.
Following Services, the con-
gregation is invited to an oneg
shabbat sponsored by
Sisterhood. For more informa-
tion, call the Temple office.
The X Y Z Club of Temple
Judea, announces their 1986
Jubilee, to be held at the Ocean
Ridge home of Ed and Liz
Leipzig, on Jan. 30 at 12:30
Members and guests will be
served a home-made mini
lunch. A unique musical pro-
gram entitled "A Touch of
Class" will be presented by
Fran and Marty Golden.
For further information and,
or reservations, please contact
Max Fritz.
Friday, January 10, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Beth David Pre-School Looking Ahead
Temple Beth David's pre-
school children were a source
of pride to parents and
teachers in the performance of
their Chanukkah program, as
they sang the blessings over
the Chanukkah candles, played
the dreidle game, and pinned
the candle on the Menorah.
Refreshments were served
and grab bag gifts were
The children of the Pre-
School have accomplished
much since the beginning of
the school year. From
celebrating the holidays, learn-
ing prayers, recognizing let-
ters and numbers, and becom-
ing social boys and girls, these
children have come a long way.
The pre-school wants and
needs your support. All are in-
vited to visit and observe the
progress that has been made.
Registering your 2Vx, 3 and 4
year old in the school will in-
still in your child a zest for
learning and a social
awareness of those around
The pre-school's registration
drive is on now. They are
presently accepting registra-
tions for September, 1986.
Those wishing to register their
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Making Deserts Bloom
remedy to curtail starvation
among millions of people in the
Third World countries is being
explored in Israel: desert
development. Training for this
task is now going on at the
Jacob Blaustein International
Center for Desert Studies,
where students and scientists
from around the world are
seeking ways to make deserts
bloom. The Center for Desert
Studies at the Ben-Gurion
University Sde Boker campus,
a branch of the Blaustein In-
stitute for Desert Research,
has for the past year, its first,
been holding workshops,
seminars and conferences on
arid land research, develop-
ment and settlement, Dr.
Shabtay Dover, executive
director of the Blaustein
Center, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
The Center, he said, pro-
vides a wide range of informa-
tion and knowledge on "how to
develop an arid zone, how to
provide services in sparsely
populated areas," and how to
change the ecosystem of
desert areas to make them fer-
lile and life-supporting.
This is the technical element
in the fight against starvation.
But there is also a social ele-
ment involved in the transfor-
mation of deserts, and that is
to assure that the identities
and cultures of the local in-
digenous inhabitants are not
destroyed in the process. In-
tegrating the ecological and
the social elements is basic in
the fight against starvation,
said Dover, who is also
associate directr of the desert
search institute.
For example, Navaho In-
dians from Arizona were
taught how to utilize spring
water to irrigate and grow
their own food. "The main suc-
cess was that it enhanced their
self-sufficiency and their
pride" in that they no longer
had to rely on government
food stamps and canned food
donations, Dover said.
A group from Thailand,
financed by the United Na-
tions Food and Agriculture
Organization, spent two mon-
ths at the desert studies center
to study Israeli technology and
how to raise algae as fish food
in artificial ponds. Another
two groups, from Kenya and
Peru, were recently at the
Center to learn how to trap
run-off water from desert
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cial farming.
Two scientists from the Peo-
ple's Republic of China's own
desert research institute came
for six weeks to work with the
Center's desert ecology group.
And currently, a scientist from
Nigeria is studying how to
heat homes with solar energy.
Despite the impressive
number of students and scien-
tists from Third World coun-
tries, most of the visitors to
the Center are from Western
Europe, Canada and the
United States, Dover said.
While he feels that it is "fruit-
f ul'' to have these
technologically advanced
scientists and students for con-
sultations and exchange of opi-
nions, Dover said that "the
original idea was to have more
students from the less
developed countries because
we feel that our research is
relevant to countries in which
desert development is
Countries like Australia and
the United States have desert
regions, but they don't feel
compelled, nor do they find it
necessary to develop their
deserts, Dover said. On the
other hand, Third World na-
tions in the Middle East, North
Africa, and Asia have the im-
perative need to cultivate their
deserts but they lack the
technological skill, he noted.
Israel, however, has the com-
bination of technological
know-how and a history of hav-
ing transformed its own desert
areas into fertile land.
"We believe that our
knowledge should be transfer-
red to those countries," Dover
said, and that is a primary aim
of the desert studies center.
Other projects in which both
the Center and the Blaustein
Institute are involved include
integrating desert develop-
ment with the settlement of
nomads. "We believe that in
an era of desert development,
there is no place for
nomadism," Dover said. He
noted that Bedouin society in
the Negev is now in transition
"and we are helping them to
become integrated in the
develpment of the desert and
yet keep their own identity
and culture as much as
The Social Studies Center of
the Blaustein Institute is stu-
dying the process of urbaniza-
tion and economic change
among the Negev Bedouins
and ultimately hopes to inten-
sify pastoralism through the
use of modern methods.
Also at the Institute is the
Marco and Louis Mitrani
Center for Desert Ecology, a
unit concerned with the effects
of desert development and in-
dustrialization on the desert
ecosystem. "We must develop
industry and tourism in the
desert as well because
agriculture is not the natural
solution for the desert," Dover
In response to this need, the
ecological unit has 12 scien-
tists researching three basic
areas: ecophysiology, aimed at
protecting desert plants and
animals; understanding the
position and function of the
desert ecosystem for teaching
as well as research; and
ecotoxicology, studying toxic
materials used in desert in-
dustrial parks.
One result cited by Dover is
in the town Ramat Horav
where a large chemical in-
dustry produces toxic wastes.
"We found a way to segregate
toxic material and to
neutralize the water so the
water can be used for ir-
rigating ornamental plants
around sand dunes," Dover
While the main purpose of
the Blaustein International
Center for Desert Studies is
outreach and implementation
of projects researched there,
Dover revealed that "we don't
put too much effort to contact
the people in the less
developed countries mainly
because of the political
obstacles. In many cases we
don't have political relations
with these countries and in
other cases they are defined as
our political enemies."
But the Center does reach
Third World nations, Dover
said, "because we publish our
work in international journals
and we lecture in many inter-
national meetings," such as a
recent conference in Tucson,
Arizona, where 600 scientists
worldwide participated.
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