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"Jewish floridian
Levys To Chair Super Sunday '86
Planning Underway For Communitywide Phonathon
When your telephone rings
on Sunday, March 16, be
prepared to "answer the call"
when one of a dedicated corps
of volunteers asks for your
support during Super Sunday
'86, an extensive phonathon on
behalf of the 1986 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Stationed this year at the
Hyatt Palm Beaches, hun-
dreds of volunteers from all
areas of the Jewish communi-
ty will be placing thousands of
phone calls in an effort to con-
solidate community involve-
ment in the '86 campaign and
inform people of the crucial
challenges faced by Jews in the
Palm Beaches, in Israel, and
around the world.
"I am pleased to announce
that Stacey and Mark Levy,
who did such an outstanding
job on Super Sunday last year,
will again be co-chairing this
most important outreach ef-
fort, said Arnold L. Lampert.
general campaign chairman.
"The Levys represent two of
the finest young leaders in our
community, and their en-
thusiasm and experience will
be important elements in the
success of this year's Super
Sunday effort."
Last year over 400
volunteers placed 16,000
telephone calls and raised
$450,000 for the 1985 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
"We're working with a
talented and energetic com-
mittee," said the Levys, "and
our goals, as in the past, are to
reach out to new contributors
and contact those who have
contributsd to our campaign in
prior years but as yet have not
made their 1986
"The incredibly hard work of
last year's committee
members and volunteers prov-
ed that this community is
definitely capable of uniting to
raise monies for vital causes,"
the Levys continued.
Mark Levy, chairman of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's Leadership
Development Committee, is a
board member of the local
Jewish Federation and sits on
the National United Jewish
Syria Pulls Missiles
Out of Lebanon
SAM-2s Near Border Remain
Senior Military officials tend
to believe foreign media
reports that Syria has remov-
ed its mobile SAM-6 and
SAM-8 anti-aircraft missiles
recently introduced into
Lebanon. But the Israelis
stress that the SAM-2 surface-
to-air missiles Syria has
deployed close to its border
with Lebanon are the greater
Media reports in the United
States recently quoted Reagan
Administration officials as say-
ing the Syrians pulled their
mobile missile-launchers out of
Local Campaign Nawa...
Cantar Connection: A
Community Forum...
Raflactions on Tu B'Shavat
... pagaa 8 and 18
Midrasha's New Course
Of tarings ... page 9
Lebanon, at least temporarily.
THE SAM-6S and 8s, easily
transported by truck, were
reported to have been moved
to sites along the Beirut-
Damascus highway and in the
Bekaa Valley in eastern
Lebanon last month. They
were removed after a day or
two, then apparently re-
introduced and moved out
Israeli sources said a careful
check ascertained that the
short-range, mobile missiles
are in fact no longer in
Lebanon. They were placed
there as protection for the
hard site SAM-2s longer
range, non-mobile missiles,
which represent a threat to
Israeli reconnaissance flights
over Lebanon. The flights are
considered essential to
monitor terrorist activities on
a daily basis inside Lebanon
which may be preparatory to
attacks on Israel.
Meanwhile, the Israel-
backed South Lebanon Army
has been active. It reported
killing two terrorists recently
on the way to attack across the
border with Israel. The SLA
and Shiite militias traded fire
last weekend.
Appeal Young Leadership
Cabinet. In 1985 he received
the Jewish Federation's
highest award which is given
to a young leader in the com-
munity who demonstrates
commitment and dedication on
behalf of the community.
Mr. Levy has served on the
Jewish Federation's Campaign
Cabinet and on the Human
Resources Sub-committee of a
Comprehensive Self-Study
Program For the Jewish
Federation. Mr. Levy has also
served on the board of the
Jewish Community Day School
and was chair of the Law
Discrimination Committee of
the Anti-Defamation League
Continued on Page 5
Stacey and Mark Levy, who will co-chair Super Sunday again
this year, celebrated together during Super Sunday '85,
which raised $450,000. (See Related story on Page 2)
Terrorist Leader Sought by Police
Austrian police are trying to
track down the alleged leader
of the three-man terrorist
gang that attacked the El Al
counter at Vienna airport Dec.
27, killing two persons and
wounding 29.
One of the three was killed
and two were wounded and
captured after a police chase.
But the "fourth man," said to
have given the others their
orders, is at large. According
to a television report last
week, the authorities are in
possession of a forged Tuni-
sian passport in the name of
Ali Ben Bechim, 28, bearing a
photograph of the wanted
Inquiries have established
that he entered Austria on
Dec. 22, travelling from
Damascus via Budapest. He
spent the following days at
various hotels in Vienna and
gave the others their instruc-
tions only hours before the air-
port attack.
The four terrorists who
simultaneously attacked El Al
passenger facilities at Rome
airport also carried forged
Tunisian passports. They are
believed to have been provided
by Libya which recently expell-
ed Tunisian workers and seiz-
ed their passports.
But Foreign Minister
Leopold Gratz reiterated that
Austria will not join the United
States in economic sanctions
against Libya, announced by
President Reagan recently.
Nevertheless, Austrian
authorities are trying to close
loopholes that have allowed
terrorists unrestricted entry
into the country. Gratz said
that citizens of certain coun-
tries he did not name will in
the future be required to apply
for a visa before entering
Austria. The new rule will app-
ly also to diplomats from those
countries. Austria and Tunisia
have in the past waived visa
requirements to allow for the
free movement of tourists bet-
ween the two countries.
Foreign Ministry sources
said they intend to cut down
the size of the large Libya
Peoples Bureau which serves
the function of an Embassy in
Vienna. Critics have repeated-
ly maintained that the size of
that representation was out of
proportion with the scope of
Austrian-Libyan relations.
Recently, a shipment of
weapons intended for the Li-
byan Bureau was halted by
Vienna police.
Sharansky Given
Additional Sentence
JERUSALEM (JTA) The wife of imprisoned Jewish activist Anatoly
Sharansky told Israel Radio that her husband, now in the tenth year of 13-year
prison sentence imposed in 1977, has been given an additional five-month
sentence to be served in isolation in a prison compound in the Soviet labor camp
where he is now confined.
Avital Sharansky said she learned from friends in Moscow that he was being
punished for going on a hunger strike recently to protest the non-delivery of his
mail by the camp authorities. Last year he spent 55 days in an isolation cell
where, according to Mrs. Sharansky, prisoners are fed once every two days.
She said that her husband's mother, who also lives in Israel, has not had direct
word from Anatoly since the beginning of October. His last letter, supposed to
have been sent at the beginning of December, has not been received. It was then
that her inquiries led to the information that he was given a new sentence.
Sharansky, 38, a scientist and emigration activist, was arrested March 15,
1977 on charges of treason and spying for the United States. He was sentenced
to three years in prison and 10 years in a labor camp. He is presently in a labor
camp in the Ural mountains.

Page 2 The Jewiah Ftoridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 17,1986
Super Sunday '86 Phones Will
Ring In 150 Communities
NEW YORK, N.Y. With a
record 150 U.S. communities
set to participate in the United
Jewish Appeal's sixth annual
national telephone marathon,
Super Sunday 1986 is moving
into high gear, according to
Sanford L. Hollander of
MetroWest, New Jersey, now
in his second year as UJA
Super Sunday national
In many of the communities,
the one-day event, in which
thousands of volunteers will
make hundreds of thousands
of phone calls to American-
Jewish households across the
nation, is scheduled for Feb. 2;
in Palm Beach County the date
is set for March 16. Super Sun-
day is the single largest na-
tional fund-raising event on
the UJA calendar, reaching
more givers and involving
more volunteers than any
As part of the preparation
for Super Sunday '86, three in-
tensive training workshops
were held recently in Newark,
San Francisco and Orlando.
The seminars, designed to help
communities plan and imple-
ment their Super Sunday pro-
grams, attracted 148 Super
Sunday chairmen, other cam-
paign leaders and profes-
sionals from 45 communities.
Jack Karako, a campaign
associate from the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, attended the
workshop in Orlando.
"Last year, more than
39,000 volunteers in 146 U.S.
communities exceeded our
goal by raising almost $38
million," said Hollander, a
UJA national vice chairman.
"This year, we hope to reach
more people and raise more
money in a single day than
ever before a projected $40
"When the people we call on
Super Sunday respond to
those ringing phones and the
messages from their friends
and neighbors about Jewish
needs in Israel, in their own
communities and around the
world, we know they will be
generous, and Super Sunday
will again surpass its goal.
This year's motto," Hollander
added, "will be realized:
'... When Your Phone Line
Becomes a Lifeline.' "
Gramm-Rudman May Affect Aid To Israel
Congressional observers call
the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
deficit reduction measure one
of the most far-reaching pieces
of legislation passed by Con-
gress in years. It will have a
major effect on all federal
spending including foreign
aid. The bill, passed as an
amendment to the debt ceiling
legislation on Dec. 11, is in-
tended to eliminate the federal
deficit by fiscal year 1991.
The measure sets mandatory
declining targets for the
deficit for the next five years,
ending with a balanced budget
in 1991. Fiscal year target
deficits are: 1986, $171.9
billion; 1987, $144 billion;
1988, $108 billion; 1989, $72
billion; 1990, $36 billion; 1991,
no deficit. If congressional1 ap-
propriations exceed the
targets in any year, automatic
spending cuts will be imposed
across the board to reach the
targets. Half the cuts would
come from defense, half from
all other programs except
Social Security and eight ex-
empt anti-poverty programs.
These provisions could affect
foreign aid, including aid to
Israel. Since the projected
deficit for fiscal 1986 is ap-
proximately $190 billion, all
"programs, projects and ac-
tivities" in the language of
the bill will have to be cut by
over 4 percent. Israel already
has received its entire
Economic Support Fund
W. German Firm To
Pay Jews Reparations
Feldmuhle Nobel, a giant in-
dustrial concern which was the
core of the Duesseldorf-based
Flick corporate empire, agreed
last week to pay the equivalent
of $2 million to Jews who
worked as slave laborers dur-
ing Adolph Hitler's reign.
However, Heinz Galinski, a
leader in the West Berlin
Jewish community, scoffed at
the gesture. "This scanty com-
pensation is not a reparation,"
said Galinski, a survivor of
Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.
Of the estimated eight
million slave laborers who
worked in the Third Reich's
factories, mines, and farms
from 1933-45, it is believed
that 500,000 of them worked
in munitions factories run by
large corporations such as
Flick and the Krupp Steel
The late head of the Flick
empire, Friederich Flick, was
sentenced at the Nuremberg
trials to seven years imprison-
ment for using forced labor.
However, the Flick concern,
unlike other German in-
dustries, made no reparations
to former slave laborers after
the war.
The settlement, which
stipulates the division of the
money among the estimated
1,000 to 2,000 forced laborers
still alive and thousands of sur-
vivors of those laborers who
died, was announced after
talks between the Conference
on Jewish Material Claims
against Germany and
Deutsche Bank, which recently
purchased Flick for $2 billion.
Improperly fed, slave
laborers during the Nazi
regime worked under in-
tolerable conditions and were
beaten regularly. Many con-
tracted fatal diseases, and
when they could no longer
work, they were taken away to
be gassed.
Ras Burka Killer
Hangs Self
CAIRO An Egyptian policeman sentenced to 25 years
of hard labor for killing seven Israelis in the Sinai desert
hanged himself last week in a prison hospital.
The military prison authority said guards found police
Sgt. Suleiman Khater hanging from the iron bars of a win-
dow of his hospital room.
Khater was sentenced Dec. 28 for fatally shooting seven
Israeli tourists Oct. 5 at Ras Burka along the Egyptian-
Israeli border.
(ESF) assistance for 1986
under "early disbursal" provi-
sions of the foreign aid legisla-
tion. Thus the $1.2 billion in
ESF will not change.
However, it is possible that
Israel's Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) assistance, set at $1.8
billion, could be subjected to
any across-the-board reduc-
tion. Although aid to Israel
might actually increase slight-
ly in 1987, similar increases in
the latter years under Gramm-
Rudman-Hollings would be
To make sure that federal
spending hits the deficit
targets, Gramm-Rudman-
Hollings requires the Office of
Management and Budget
(OMB) and the Congressional
Budget Office (CBO) to
prepare annual reports on the
amount expected to exceed the
targets. The President will
then "sequester" withhold
from all programs an equal
percentage necessary to reach
the deficit limit set by the bill.
OMB Director James Miller
is committed to meeting the
fiscal 1987 deficit target of
$144 billion. He has declared
that he will submit a budget
that accomplishes this goal
without tax increases or reduc-
tions in Social Security and
with a continued defense build-
up at a rate of 3 percent above
inflation. This might require
elimination of more than 30
non-military programs.
Senators Phil Gramm (R-
Texas), Warren Rudman
(R-N.H.) and Ernest HoUings
(D-S.C.) introduced their pro-
posal on the Senate floor in
September. It was never
reviewed in committee hear-
ings nor analyzed by a commit-
tee as to its feasibility.
Although many members of
Congress voiced objections, it
gained popularity as a forceful
method of reducing the federal
deficit. Some opponents voted
for it because they could not
devise an alternative.
Whatever the reasons,
passage of the legislation may
well have opened a radically
changed era in federal
Numberger is a legislative
liaison for the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee.
Near East Report
News in Brief
Three Men Arrested in Alleged Plot to Blow
Up Paris Synagogue
PARIS (JTA) French police have arrested three
men two Portuguese and one Egyptian who were
allegedly planning to blow up the Rue Copernic Synagogue,
the site of a terrorist attack five years ago. According to
police sources, the trio was planning the attack on behalf of
an unidentified Palestinian organization.
Police said a bag containing a map of Paris with the
synagogue location marked in red ink was found in the
hotel room occupied by the three men during their stay in
Paris. The three also carried the various elements needed
to build an explosive device. Letters apparently intended to
be released after the attack claimed it was carried out by "a
Christian anti-Zionist organization." These, too, were
found in the hotel room.
Nuclear Power Station Site Selected
TEL AVIV (JTA) The site of Israel's first nuclear
power station has been selected after 11 years of studies
and tests that cost $20 million. It will be located in the
Negev, just off the Beersheba-Nitzana road, according to
the chief engineer of the Israel Electric Corp., a state-
owned enterprise.
Negotiations for the purchase of a nuclear power reactor
are underway with possible suppliers in West Germany,
France, Canada and the U.S. But before the project can be
started, a political decision has to be made whether or not
to build -he power station.
Once approved, it will take a decade to complete and will
cost $2 billion. It would not be operational before the year
2000 but would provide between 2,500 and 4,000 jobs dur-
ing construction. Once operational, an estimated 350
employees would be required to run the plant.
Meanwhile, Israel will build two more conventional coal-
fired power-generating plants near Ashkelon, scheduled
for completion in 1990. One of the two existing plants in
Haifa and Hadera will be expanded.
Israel and Spain to Announce Establishment
of Diplomatic Relations
LONDON (JTA) Israel and Spain will announce
jointly next month the establishment of diplomatic rela-
tions between the two countries, including the exchange of
ambassadors, according to Madrid radio reports monitored
here by the World Jewish Congress.
The reports, citing governmental sources in Madrid, said
the announcement will be made in February at a meeting
between the Spanish and Israeli Foreign Ministers. The
report was given additional credence by what seems to be a
compensatory gesture by Spain toward the Palestine
Liberation Organization and a warning by rejectionist
states in the Middle East that Spain's formal recognition of
Israel would have an "adverse impact."
The PLO radio reported that the Speaker of the
Palestine National Council (PNC), the so-called Palestinian
parliament-in-Exile, ended a visit to Spain Dec. 21 with an
agreement that the PLO diplomatic representation in
Madrid would be upgraded. Such a move was seen as com-
pensation for the expected establishment of diplomatic ties
with Israel.
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Cordially Invites You To Their
Open Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 19,1986 7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Palm Beaches
Special Quest Speaker
Member of Parliament In Ottawa, Canada
Who Will Address:
Sandra Rosen
Open Board Chairman
Women's DMalon
$5.00 Includes dessert and Coffee
Mollie Fltterman
Women's Division

Friday, January 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridkui of Palm Beach County Page 8
Fountains Golf Tourney
Set For Jan. 26
Dr. Jerome W. Lorber, chair
of The Fountains 1986 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
campaign, has announced that
the Golf Tournament and Lun-
cheon will be held on Sunday,
Jan. 26, with Bill Schlossberg
once again as chairman of this
noteworthy event. The entree
fee is $225 per person
minimum donation to the 1986
Fountains campaign fund.
Bill Schlossberg, who moved
into The Fountains five years
ago from West Orange, N.J.
has worked on the Golf Tour-
nament for the past four years
and this year is his second as
Chairman of that event. Bill is
also Golf Chair of The Foun-
tains Country Club and a
member of the board of direc-
Bill Schlossberg
tors. He has been a member of
B'nai B'rith for many years.
Bill is very pleased with the
repsonse to the Golf Tourna-
ment. "We are well on our way
toward reaching our maximum
number of golfer participants.
Enthusiasm has been high and
a great many residents of The
Fountains have already signed
up. We are all looking forward
to helping our fellow Jews
locally, in Israel, and world-
wide and also having an en-
joyable tournament and lun-
cheon. I urge those who are in-
terested in playing to sign up
as soon as possible as we are
fast nearing capacity. We are
certain that this year's tourna-
ment will be our most suc-
cessful to date," said
Prizes for the winners of the
golf tournament will be
presented at the luncheon as
well as a great number of
valuable door prizes.
Davidoff, Zipkin Will
Chair Pacesetters' Luncheon
Mollie Fitterman, president
of the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, and Carol
Greenbaum, Women's Division
campaign vice-president, have
announced that Sheryl
Davidoff and Alice Zipkin will
co-chair the 1986 Pacesetters'
Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb.
12 at the Breakers Hotel in
Palm Beach, (minimum com-
mitment: $1,200 to the 1986
Women's Division Campaign)
Working with them will be
Marilyn Lampert, campaign
associate for the $499-$1200
Wolf Blitzer, syndicated col-
umnist and Washington
Bureau Chief for The
Jerusalem Post, will be the
featured speaker.
"Sheryl and Alice, between
them, have many years of
leadership experience," said
president Mollie Fitterman,
"and along with the luncheon
committee they have been
working hard to assure a
superlative event."
Campaign vice-president
Carol Greenbaum added, "The
Pacesetters' event is an oppor-
tunity for Jewish women to
commit themselves une-
quivocally to bettering the
lives of our people here in
Palm Beach County, in Israel,
and around the world."
Sheryl Davidoff has asserted
her leadership in many dif-
ferent areas over the years.
Beginning with participation
in the 1978 UJA Young
Leadership mission to Poland
and Israel, Davidoff continued
serving the Jewish community
as administrative vice-
president of the Bat Gurion
chapter of Hadassah, and she
is a member of Women's
American ORT and the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
A past president of the
Sisterhood of Temple Judea,
Davidoff has been active in
many facets of the Jewish
Federation's Women's Divi-
sion. She is an ardent cam-
paigner on behalf of Women's
Division and has worked on
Sheryl Davidoff
the annual Jewish Women's
Assembly in various capacities
since its inception. Last year
Davidoff served as Women's
Division vice-president for
Alice Zipkin's commitment
to Jewish communal affairs ex-
tends back to her days as presi-
dent of Junior Hadassah in
Cleveland. A Life Member of
both Hadassah and American
Mizrachi Women, Zipkin is
past chairperson of the
Women's Division of Israel
Bonds, having received the
Woman of Valor award from
the Bonds organization.
A frequent traveler to
Israel, Zipkin has chaired the
annual support luncheon of the
Palm Beach Section of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women, and she has co-
chaired the Leadership
Development program at the
Jewish Federation's Women's
"We anticipate an excellent
response to the Pacesetters'
Luncheon this year," said co-
chairs Davidoff and Zipkin,
"because two excellent oppor-
tunities are presenting
themselves: to make an invest-
ment in the continuity of the
Jewish people everywhere and
to hear an inspiring presenta-
tion by one of today's most
respected journalists. '
Members of the Pacesetters'
Luncheon committee include
Thelma Alk, Leah Berk.
Alice Zipkin
Shirlee Blonder, Margot
Brozost, Sylvia Farber,
Nathalie Goldberg, Renie
Goldstein, Dorothy Green-
baum, Irene Greenbaum, Vi-
vian Hurwith, Rita Isaacson,
Beatrice Kern, Carole Koep-
pel, and Lillian Kravilz.
Also on the committee are
Staci Lesser, Elsie Leviton,
Continued on Page 7
We Apologize
In the Jan. 3 issue of The Jewish Floridian, the names of
several committed building captains and campaign workers
were accidentally omitted from a list appearing in the arti-
cle on the Village Royale on the Green campaign.
The list of building captains should have included Lester
Brown (not Lester Rost as printed), Charlotte and Ben-
jamin Katz, William Lillie, Joyce Rost and Herman Young.
The list of campaign workers should have mentioned Ed-
na Bienstock, Max Harris, Bertha Wapnish and Sidney
We sincerely regret this error.
Sunshine Service
Keeps Tabs On Seniors
For many members of the
Jewish elderly population in
Palm Beach County who are
home-bound, loneliness is just
one of the many problems to be
dealt with. What if they fall ill
and need help? How can they
make sure that someone will
check in on them to see if they
need assistance?
The Council of Aging, a sub-
committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County's Community Planning
Committee, recently discussed
ways in which shut-ins could
stay in touch with the outside
world. The Council on Aging is
charged with the responsibility
of coordinating and developing
services for the Jewish elderly.
The Council, chaired by Mrs.
Helen Hauben, would like to
assure the elderly Jewish com-
munity that security and daily
conversation are only a phone
call away.
The Crisis Line Information
and Referral Services, Inc. has
established the "Sunshine Ser-
vice" program for anyone who
is alone, elderly or disabled in
Palm Beach County.
"Good morning, Ruth, this is
Lois, your Sunshine
This is a typical beginning to
a new day for many seniors in
Palm Beach County who are
already part of the Sunshine
For these citizens the Sun-
shine Service means a brief
conversation with a friend, a
shared recipe, asking for help
with a doctor's appointment,
being wished a happy birthday,
and, most importantly, know-
ing that if no one answers, so-
meone will check.
Sunshine Service operators
are para-professionals trained
to deal with the problems of
senior citizens, and calls are
available free of charge
anytime, day or night.
All the Sunshine Service
needs is the name, address,
phone number, and age of the
person to be called and the
names and numbers of
relatives, friends or neighbors
who are close enough to check
on the individual in the event
no answer is received when the
call is made.
If no one answers the phone,
the Sunshine Operator will call
the back-up numbers. If those
people cannot be contacted,
the local police are notified to
go out and check on the senior
citizen in question.
"The Sunshine Service is a
valuable program, and I hope
the senior members of the
Jewish community utilize it,"
said Helen Hauben. "They cur-
rently make 539 calls per day
and have begun to provide hur-
ricane preparedness and ac-
tion plans for their clients."
If you or anyone you know
would like to be called, simply
contact the Crisis Line Infor-
mation and Referral Service at
588-1121 in North County or
272-1121 in South County and
ask for the Sunshine Service.
The Sunshine Service is
funded by United Way, the
Gulfstream Area Agency on
Aging, the Community Chest
and contributions from the
Hold The Date!
Saturday Evening, February 22,1986
Annual Community Dinner Dance
Hyatt Palm Beaches
on behalf of the
1986 Jewih Federation of Palm Beach County/
United Jewish Appeal / Project Renewal Campaign

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 17, 1986
Peres Looks Back
And Ahead
Jordan-Syrian Rapprochement
JERUSALEM In an exclusive end-of-the-year interview
with Near East Report, Prime Minister Shimon Peres said that
he is proud of the record of the national unity government which
he heads. "The record of the past 14 months is an impressive
one. I did not achieve everything, but many things which people
thought could not be achieved were."
Peres was noncommital about his future political plans and,
in this interview, refrained from his almost ritualistic reaffirma-
tion of his commitment to turn the Prime Minister's job over to
Vice Premier Yitzhak Shamir in October. He said that if his com-
mitment to the rotation with Shamir runs up against a Likud
veto of his peace policies, anything is possible. "I will make the
decision when the time comes."
Peres seemed to indicate that he is courting the religious
parties for possible inclusion in a future Peres-led government.
He is also determined to improve overall relations between the
Orthodox and non-Orthodox communities. "The religious parties
supported two important decisions of ours. They voted with us to
end the war in Lebanon, and they are quite supportive of our
position on Taba." However, Peres has no intention of going
along with the religious bloc's plans to amend the Law of Return
a move designed to establish the primacy of Orthodox rabbis
over Conservative and Reform rabbis. Nor will he halt construc-
tion of a Mormon center in Jerusalem, as demanded by the Or-
thodox. However, he will seek to obtain additional guarantees
that the Mormons will not use their Jerusalem base for mis-
sionary work inside Israel.
Speaking of the political situation, Peres said that he
believes that the "ethnic issue" is subsiding. As for Meir
Kahane, Peres says that he is "a shame but not a danger. Israel
will never become a racist society, but tolerance of racism is a
danger in itself. We must demonstrate intolerance to every
manifestation of racism and hatred."
The Economy and Peace
Peres is optimistic about the course of Israel's economic
recovery. The government's plan "produced better results than
were expected." Inflation is down dramatically and December's
$580 million cut in the government's budget "is the best way to
keep it down." At the same time, "unemployment is still at a
controlled level" (8 percent) and "wages are beginning to go
Turning to foreign affairs, Peres is still waiting for King
Hussein's response to his peace initiative. He says that both Jor-
dan and Egypt had entertained "hopes that the PLO would
.. renounce terror" and accept Israel's right to exist. However,
the combined efforts of those two countries "could not change
the fact that the PLO is incapable of making an important
Peres said that the West Bank and Gaza have numerous
figures who "could participate immediately in a joint Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation." He also said that the lives of the Palesti-
nians of the territories "are gradually improving." He pointed to
reductions in censorship, liberalization of economic life, and the
normal conduct of university affairs.
"We are also gradually handing over the running of the ma-
jor cities to local leaders, the latest example being the nomina-
tion of an Arab mayor and city council in Nablus, the largest
West Bank city."
He also sees progress on the Egyptian front. He expects an
agreement with Cairo over Taba one which will enable him to
overcome Likud's "disbelief in Egypt's good faith. "I would
like to overcome their disbelief before we argue over our
Peres believes that Israel's relationship with the United
States has returned to its "normal level" after the Jonathan
Pollard affair. He refers to that level as "exceedingly friendly
and intimate." He says that the two nations "share a joint com-
munity of value and interests."
Near East Report
Israel has watched with little
enthusiasm, the blossoming
rapprochement between Jor-
dan and Syria after nearly a
decade of simmering hostility.
According to most analysts, it
bodes ill for the peace process
in the region.
King Hussein's visit to
Damascus was his first in
seven years. He and President
Hafez Assad of Svria announc-
ed recently that the two
neighbors would exchange
Ambassadors as a symbol of
their newly-established
These developments worry
Israel on two counts. Syria is
expected to try to woo Jordan
away from the American-
orchestrated peace scenario.
At the same time, the Syrians
appear to be deliberately
escalating military tension
with Israel, possibly to impress
Hussein and other Arab
leaders with their unswerving
dedication to the struggle
against Israel.
Israeli commentators say
Assad seems willing to risk a
military confrontation with
Israel.He stubbornly refuses
to remove the Soviet:made
SAM-2 surface-to-air missiles
recently deployed close to the
Syria-Lebanon border. To
Israel, this poses a potential
threat to its reconnaissance
flights over Lebanon to
monitor terrorist activity.
It is also seen here as a slap
in the face to Israel, which ap-
parently had a tacit understan-
ding with Syria on the limits
beyond which neither side
would extend its military
force. Damascus has ignored
discreet diplomatic efforts by
Israel through a third party to
have the missiles withdrawn.
Israel is also seriously con-
cerned with Assad's role as a
"spoiler" in the faltering Mid-
dle East peace process. Hus-
sein, at the moment, is seeking
an international framework
for negotiations with Israel.
He has given Palestine Libera-
tion Organization chief Yasir
Arafat a deadline to meet the
conditions for PLO participa-
tion acceptance of Security
Council Resolutions 242 and
Without compliance, Hus-
sein might go ahead on his
own, with local (West Bank)
Palestinian leaders. Assad is
determined to prevent a peace
process from developing and
especially to keep Arafat,
whom he loathes, from having
a diplomatic role.
One Israeli analyst, Asher
Susser of Tel Aviv Univer-
sity's Dayan Center, believes
Hussein's visit to Damascus
was not a cause for alarm. Ac-
cording to Susser, the Jorda-
nian ruler is playing a subtle
game. He wants to reduce
Syria's opposition to his in-
volvement in peace moves and
at the same time be in a posi-
tion to seek Syrian support
should the peace efforts fail.
Susser cites Hussein's
"ingrained pessimism" which
leads him to expect failure.
Assad's priority is to foil peace
efforts, but if he cannot, he
wants to make sure Syria will
be involved or exert some in-
fluence over their outcome,
Susser says.
Palestinian Terror Is Indivisible
Consul General of Israel
"The national Palestinian
struggle in all its forms, and
above all, the armed struggle,
will continue with force and
persistence to oppose the
Israeli occupation."
(Yasser Arafat in Tunis. 31
Dec. 1985 Four days after
the Rome-Vienna Airport
"When we say 'occupied
Palestine' we consider all
Palestine as occupied (and)
our resistance will be
everywhere inside the
territory-and that is not defin-
ed in terms of the West Bank
and Gaza alone."
(Abu Iyad. Head of Fatah
Security Department. In
BBC interview. 10 November
Several world statesmen
and Middle East observ-
ers have made the point
Yehoshua Trigor
terror is indivisible. That ap-
plies to Palestinian terror as
much as any other. This means
that one cannot make a distinc-
tion (a) between PLO ter-
rorism and that of other
Palestinian terrorist organiza-
tions, (b) Between terrorist ac-
tivity in Israel, the ad-
ministered territories and
abroad. And (c) between
Israeli and Jewish victims, on
the one hand, and those of
other faiths and nationalities
on the other.
In the case of this latest
assault on innocent,
defenseless users of interna-
tional civilian air facilities in
Rome and Vienna by two
groups of terrorists presumed
to belong to Abu Nidal's
organization, the point to
make is that the core of the
web of International terrorism
the PLO cannot evade its
major responsibility.
The terrorization of interna-
tional air traffic-whether by
blowing up aircraft, or hijack-
ing aircraft in mid-flight and
holding their crews and
passengers hostage, or
shooting up departure halls in
airports was introduced by
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- 1986
Major Gifts Dinner at the Breakers with Sen. Joe Biden January 16
Fountains Cocktail/Buffet January 16
Golden Lakes Breakfast January 19
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at Palm Beach Towers January 23
Fountains Golf Tournament January 26
Hunters Run Pacesetters January 30
Royal Palm Cocktail/Buffet January 30
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
February 9
February 12
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Friday, January 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
'Center Connection' Reaches
Out On Radio Waves
The newest source for news
and information about the
local Jewish community is the
'Center Connection,' an hour-
long bi-weekly radio show
sponsored by the Jewish Com-
munity Center of the Palm
Beaches, which can be heard at
12:05 p.m. onWPBR-1340 AM
on Sunday, January 26.
"We're trying to reach the
community at large," said JCC
executive director Jerome
Melman, who, alone with
hostess Linda Kalnitsky and
producer Staci Lesser, is
primarily responsible for the
program's success.
The format is aimed at
highlighting JCC programm-
ing, discussing issues and
topics relevant to the local
Jewish community and an-
nouncing special events and
meetings planned by the
various local Jewish organiza-
tions and clubs.
Melman pointed out that on-
ly about five minutes of the
program is devoted to national
or international news, because
such information can be ob-
tained from various other
sources. The highlight of each
one-hour program is an inter-
view segment followed by an
opportunity for listeners to
call in with questions or
Melman described the
response to the call-in session
so far as "fair", noting that
the program is still new to
many people and that highly
controversial issues have not
yet been explored.
"There is plenty of room for
debate and controversy in the
future, said Melman. "But in-
itially we are concerned with
providing a forum through
which other organizations can
tie in with the community
hence the name 'Center Con-
nection.' As we get more
sophisticated and gain ex-
perience, we'll bring up more
controversial community
topics and our show will take
on a more dramatic flavor."
Which is not to say the pro-
grams so far have been
uninteresting. Guests have in-
cluded Erwin H. Blonder,
president of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and Zelda Pincourt,
[resident of the JCC, who col-
aborated on a discussion of
current plans to build a new
JCC facility.
Rabbi Alan Sherman, direc-
tor of the Community Rela-
tions Council (CRC) and Helen
Hoffman, chair of the CRC,
have also been guests, and
recently, Ann Lynn Lipton,
education director for the
Jewish Federation, joined two
college students to discuss col-
lege programs for the Jewish
students and the importance of
commitment to Judaism
through Midrasha-Judaica
High School.
Guests in coming weeks will
include virtuoso violinist It-
zhak Perlman and represen-
tatives from the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, the Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
and the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center.
The idea of a radio program
was conceived during a
meeting between Melman and
the JCC Public Relations
"Co-chairs Linda Zwickel
and Staci Lesser investigated
several approaches," explain-
ed Melman. "WPBR was
selected because they offered
an hour slot at a good time."
The JCC solicited sponsors
from the community who cur-
rently cover the costs of pro-
ducing the show, but Melman
added, "We're always looking
for more potential sponsors."
The JCC purchased 13 one-
hour segments, after which
Melman said the PR Commit-
tee and JCC board will
evaluate the program to see if
additional resources are war-
ranted for continuation.
"Linda Kalmitsky does a ter-
rific job and puts in a lot of
hours preparing for the
shows," said Melman. "All the
people involved are
volunteers; we produce the
program with no paid staff."
In a rapidly growing, con-
stantly changing Jewish com-
munity such as ours, a radio
forum for the dissemination of
information and discussion of
issues can play a vital role in
establishing coherence.
So tune in to the 'Center
Connection' and become one of
its growing members of
faithful listeners.
UNC Plans Conference
On Jews In The South
(JTA) The Jewish Studies
Center at the University of
North Carolina plans to hold a
conference on "Heritage: The
Jewish Experience in the
South" on its Asheville cam-
pus April 9-11.
Discussion at the conference
is slated to range from Jewish
life in colonial times, in the
American Revolution and the
Confederacy, to immigration,
Jewish images in Southern
theater, anti-Semitism in the
South, and Southern Jewry's
role in the Civil Rights
The conference is one of the
projects of the newly-
established Jewish Studies
Center at the University. Also
planned are a Holocaust
seminar in March and a full
week of Judaic studies this
summer. The center is also
holding a "Heritage" course
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Jan. 19,9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon this week's guest is Ruth
Gruber, author of Raauela.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SPECIAL EDITION Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m. WPBT
Channel 2 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 in this film. This film
also discusses future prospects for Jewish emigration from
the USSR.
SHALOM Sunday, Jan. 19, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFXL-TV 29 with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 23, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1380-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Palm Beach Gardens Branch of
the Palm Beach County Library System. The film presents
a close-up look at the facility and the waves of immigrants
that passed through its gates.
Thursday, Jan. 23,10 p.m. WXEL-TV 42 "A People Is
Born" ... Judaism is born amid the ancient civilizations of
Egypt and Mesopotamia. From the days of Abraham,
Moses, the Exodus from Egypt, the Kingdom of Israel and
the struggles of its prophets, there comes new faith based
upon belief in a single universal G-d.
Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
January 19
Jewish Community Center Children's Performing Arts
Series at Jewish Community Day School 2:30 p.m. Tem-
Kle Beth El Men's Club 10 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom
[en's Club 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad paid up
member breakfast 9:30 a.m. National United Jewish Ap-
peal Winter President's Mission Jewish Federation
Leadership Development Picnic at Camp Shalom -
Noon 4 p.m. Jewish Federation Golden Lakes Village
Breakfast 9:45 a.m.
January 20
Jewish Federation
Training 7:30 p.m.
vice board 7:30
Hadassah Tikvah -
Community Calendar
B^naTS-rith Mitzvah Council shabbat 8 p.m. Jewish
Federation Shabbat at Temple Israel
jSm Gurion cookbook nighty7 p.m. Women's
American ORT Royal "Songs of Broadway -7.80 p.m;
Women's American ORT Poinciana "Las Vegas Night -
8 p.m. Temple Judea Goodtimers
Women's Division $1,000 Worker
Jewish Family and Children's Ser-
p.m. Hadassah Tamar trip
1 p.m. Pioneer Women Ezrat -
board Hadassah Z'Hava board Temple Emanu-El
Sisterhood noon B'nai B'rith Women Olam "Gift of
Love" luncheon noon Jewish Community Day School -
executive board 7:45 p.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad board
10 a.m. Jewish Federation Executive Committee 4
Jannary 21
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
- 8 p.m. Women's American ORT Boynton. Beach 1
p.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood donor luncheon -11:30
a.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood -
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold 1 p.m.
January 22
Jewish Federation Women's Division Executive Com-
mittee and Board Noon Morse Geriatric Center Board
of Trustees 4 p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3196 Lake Worth
Jewish Center Sisterhood luncheon/fashion show 12:30
g.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad 9:30 a.m. Temple Emanu-El -
tudy Series 9:30 a.m.
January 23
Jewish Federation Communications Committee
Meeting at Morse Geriatric Center 8 p.m. Jewish
Federation Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at
Palm Beach Towers 4:30 p.m. Jewish Federation -
Women's Division Nominating Committee 10 a.m.
Jewish Federation Community Relations Council
Meeting Noon Hadassah Bat Gurion 7 p.m.
WomenTs American ORT West Palm Beach board 9:30
a.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold Chai luncheon -1 p.m.
Jewish Community Center Jewish film festival 8 p.m.
Hadassah Aliyah 1 p.m. Temple Judea Sisterhood
Temple Judea Men's Club board J^sh Federation
Council on Aging 4 p.m.
For information on the above meetings, call th
Federation office, 832-2120.
this year, based on the televi-
sion series hosted by Abba
Eban, which includes presen-
tations by guest lecturers.
The Center, which is chaired
by Henry Meyers, has issued a
call for papers to be presented
at the conference. It has in-
vited persons wishing to pre-
sent a paper or organize a
topic there to contact Dr. II-
eana Grams, Philosophy
Department, University of
North Carolina at Asheville, 1
University Heights, Asheville,
NC 28804-3299. Proposals
dealing with Jews in Ap-
palachia will be specially
welcomed, according to the
conference announcement.
Super Sunday
Continued from Page 1
of B'nai B'rith, from whom he
received a Community service
award in 1984.
Stacey Levy, a graduate of
the University of Miami with a
bachelor's degree in special
education, has been active in
many facets of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County's Women's Division.
Having served for several
years on the Women's Division
board, Mrs. Levy is currently a
member of the Pacesetters'
Luncheon and Leadership
Development Committees.
A member of the board of
the Jewish Community
Center, Mrs. Levy also co-
chaired the Federation's
Young Adult division in 1984
and taught at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School.
Super Sunday is part of a na-
tionwide phonathon effort,
and this year the Jewish
Federations of South County,
Ft. Lauderdale and South
Broward will join with the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, on March 16, to
pick up the phones and reach
For more information on
Super Sunday '86, when your
phone line becomes a life line,
please contact Jack Karako,
campaign associate, at the
Federation's Boynton Beach
office, 737-0746.
Only 11,298 immigrants came
to Israel in 1985, the lowest-
ever annual figure. The figure
includes 2,035 immigrants
from Ethiopia. The previous
all-time low was 1953, when
11,326 immigration arrived in
The 1985 figure reflected i
drop in immigration from
Rumania from 1,950 in 1984
to 1,330 last year. Western
European immigration was
down, too from 2,958 to
2,343. Latin American aliya
was down from 1,853 in 1984
to 1,563 in 1985.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 17, 1986
New Directions For Women's ORT
Women's American ORT
one of the oldest and largest
Jewish women's volunteer
organizations in the country
announced a decisive change
in the focus of its operations at
its recent 28th Biennial Na-
tional Convention. The change
reflects the shift in global
Jewish demographics and in-
creasing emphasis on
Women's American ORT
domestic programs.
In recent years, as the
Jewish population in North
Africa and Iran has been
systematically driven out, the
ORT programs which once
flourished in those countries
have all but ceased to exist.
With fewer centers of Jewish
life around the world and a
growing acknowledgement of
the size of today's American
Jewish community, the
organization has recognized
the need to refocus some of its
energies. Added emphasis will
be placed on American pro-
grams, bringing them into line
with overseas operations.
Plans are underway to expand
the scope of domestic
Gertrude S. White, national
president of Women's
American ORT, is quick to
point out that the programs
and policies of the organization
remain essentially the same.
"We intend to maintain the
same level of commitment to
the global ORT program of
vocational and technological
training, as well as intensify-
ing our activities in this coun-
try," says Mrs. White. "For
years Women's American
ORT has been deeply involved
ORT Luncheon To Honor
Mother Of The Year
The Annual Mother-to-
Another Luncheon will be held
on Monday, Jan. 27, at the
Breakers Hotel at noon. Mrs.
Beulah Landow is being
honored as Mother of the Year
by the Palm Beach Chapter of
Women's American ORT
(Organization for Rehabilita-
tion Through Training.)
Mrs. Landow, our honoree,
was born in New York City
and attended New York
University where she studied
art and was a member of the
Art Students League. She is a
painter and artist who has ex-
hibited in many galleries and
art centers in colleges and
universities. The New York
Times acclaimed her one-
woman shows at Pietrantonic
Gallery in New York, Contem-
porary Arts Gallery, New
York City Center, and Artists
Gallery in New York City.
She has interest in many
charities and her quiet philan-
thropic activities are*
The Palm Beach Chapter of
Women's American ORT is
fortunate to have Lillie
Feinberg chairing our Mother-
to-Another Luncheon.
Beulah Landow
Assisting her is co-chairman
Sylvia Colby. Reservation
chairman is Rhoda Zerkin and
a staff of capable committee
ORT women are dedicated to
supporting ORT's high level
programs. Funds raised by
them go to run ORT schools
nationally and internationally.
They supply equipment, main-
tain classes and provide
teachers to make a better
world for the students who
White Reelected President
Of Women's American ORT
Gertrude S. White, national
president of Women's
American ORT, was re-elected
for an additional two-year
term at the organization's re-
cent 28th Biennial National
Mrs. White, who is a resi-
dent of Springfield, New
Jersey, has been active in the
organization since 1952 when
she joined the Elizabeth
chapter. She was deeply im-
pressed with the Women's
American ORT philosophy of
economic rehabilitation
through vocational and
tech ological education, and
ovd the next few years, serv-
ed as membership chairman,
financial secretary, treasurer,
and finally, president. Mrs.
White was then named region
membership chairman of the
North Central Jersey Region.
In 1964 she was elected region
In 1966, Mrs. White joined
the Women's American ORT
national executive committee
as chairman of the special cam-
paign for the Israeli deficit.
She served as membership
chairman, recording
secretary, vice president, and
chairman of the Committee
and Organization. In 1979, and
again in 1981, she was elected
chairman of the national ex-
ecutive committee.
Mrs. White works as a
budget analyst at the Institute
of Child Study at Kean College
of New Jersey. She is a vice
president of the American
ORT Federation, a member of
the executive committee of the
World ORT Union, and f-rves
on the boards of tru the
Bramson ORT Technical In-
stitute in New York and
LAOT1, ORT's newest school
io Lqs Angeles.
in the fight for quality public
education, in upgrading voca-
tional training and career
education, expanding oppor-
tunities for young people, and
helping insure continuity of
the Jewish heritage. We have
always worked to protect
pluralism and democracy in
this country and championed
human rights here and
A gentle, soft-spoken
woman, Mrs. White who
lives in Springfield, New
Jersey clearly takes fierce
pride in the organization and
its accomplishments.
"Any changes we make,"
she continues, "are designed
to strengthen our program and
help make us even more
Reese Feldman, of Tenafly,
New Jersey, who is chairman
of the national executive com-
mittee, notes that the modified
structure will also help accom-
modate the changing life-
styles and expectations of
many of the volunteers.
"Our membership was once
based primarily although
never exclusively on women
who didn't work outside the
home," says Mrs. Feldman.
"They were the backbone of
this organization. We have to
recognize that today, the ma-
jority of our members are
working women with less time
than they once had to devote
to organizational work. No
woman's organization can ig-
nore this basic fact. Never-
theless, these same women do
not wish to give up the
satisfaction and fulfillment
volunteer work brings."
What Women's American
ORT has done, is to redefine
internal responsibilities so that
they can be shared. This allows
working women to participate
effectively in the organization,
while recognizing the limits on
the time they are able to
The four-day convention
brought together top leaders
from nearly 1300 chapters
around the United States.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
of New Jersey and feminist
author Marilyn French were
the special guest speakers at
the convention's opening
Sandra Isenstein of
Highland Park, Illinois was
chairman of the convention.
Bernice Sturtz of Livingston,
New Jersey and Ruth Taffel of
Manhasset, New York were
ORT the vocational,
technical, and scientific educa-
tion program of the Jewish
people has been in operation
since 1880. It was originally
founded in czarist Russia, to
train Jews for professions
from which they had been
traditionally excluded. Today,
ORT is a global network com-
prising 800 schools with an an-
nual enrollment of 130,000
Women's American ORT
was founded in 1927. It is the
largest of the ORT member-
ship organizations. In this
country, the Bramson ORT
Technical Institute in New
York City, the Los Angeles
ORT Technical Institute, and a
series of programs operated
through the Jewish Day School
movement in Florida, repre-
sent ORT's operational con-
tribution to quality education
in' America.
Please Note: Announcements made in Organizational
News must be received at the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County two weeks prior to the desired publication
date. We regret we are unable to print announcements
which are received late.
Plan on being at the Chai luncheon of Henrietta Szold
Chapter, Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Palm Beach Ocean
Hotel. For reservations call Emma Lederman or Edith
The Lee Vassil Chapter will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 28,
at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 No. "A" Street, Lake Worth,
10 a m This is our Education Day. Our special guests are,
Pastor William Ilniski of the Calvary Church in West Palm
Beach and Mrs. LeVonne Stiffler. South Florida's
Regional Director of Bridges for Peace. Some of our own
talent will be on hand to entertain. Please bring a bagged
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Chemical Dependency Discussed at Temple Emeth
"To be an alcoholic or an
addict is not shameful; to do
nothing about it is a
This was the consensus
opinion among four
members of JACS (Jewish
Alcoholics, Chemical
Dependents and Significant
Others) as they explained
the goals of the JACS pro-
gram and shared their per-
sonal histories with the
Brotherhood of Temple
Beth Emeth in Delray
Beach on Dec. 29.,
The first speaker, Judy,
said that without the sup-
port of Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) "I would
probably be dead today."
"When we Jews recite the
Birkat," she added, "we
thank G-d for our liberty
from bondage. People who
have a chemical addiction
know what it is to be in
Emphasizing the spiritual
focus of the 12-step AA and
NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
programs, Judy said, "In
the recovery process we
endeavor to find a power
greater than ourselves.
When I was addicted I
didn't believe in anything
because I didn't believe in
Judy insisted that
alcoholism and drug addic-
tion are bona fide diseases.
Describing chemical
dependency as a combina-
tion of a physical allergy and
a mental obsession, Judy
said that the disease is pro-
gressive and, without a
recovery program, it
becomes chronic and fatal.
"This disease is incurable,
but it is 100 percent
treatable," Judy claimed.
She said that the most dif-
ficult aspect of addiction to
any chemical is denial,
which she called "the killer
myth in the Jewish com-
munity. We need to make
the Jewish community
aware of this disease. We
don't want any more Jews
to die of it. We need to bring
more Jewish people into the
rooms of AA ana NA."
Judy concluded by saying
that prescription drugs can
be insidiously addictive, and
she insisted that if an in-
dividual thinks that alcohol
or drugs are creating pro-
blems in his life, he should
seek help.
Faye, who currently
serves as president of the
JACS organization in South
Florida, said she lived in
shame for many years
before accepting her
disease. "A nice Jewish girl
like me couldn't .have this
problem. I didn't realize
that I was suffering from a
sickness," she said.
Faye thought she would
be looked down upon if she
went to temple with her pro-
blem, but now she knows
that her addiction was a
physical, psychological and
spiritual issue, not a moral
Faye said she knows that
there are many non-
recovering Jewish alcoholics
and addicts. "JACS at-
tempts to let the Jewish
community know that we
suffered, that others suffer
and that there is help for the
individual and the family,"
she explained.
Faye urged more temples
and synagogues to open
their doors for AA and NA
meetings. "It is not a
shande to be chemically
dependent," Faye asserted,
"and we need to bring the
problem into the daylight."
The fact that chemical
dependency can strike peo-
ple of all ages was em-
phatically dramatized by the
stories of Karen, who is just
over 20, and Israel, a self-
described senior citizen.
Karen began by claiming,
"I am willing to give
anything to keep the
freedom I now have. '
Having taken her first
drink at age 6, she suffered
through the divorce of her
parents, and by the time she
was 14 she had lost interest
in school; drugs and alcohol
were the most important
things in her life.
"I got into a lot of places
where Jewish girls aren't
supposed to go," Karen
remembered. "But today I
have a G-d of my understan-
ding who steers me; I was
unable to stop on my own.
Pacesetters' Luncheon
Continued from Page 3
Stacey Levy, Cynnie List,
Esther Molat, Rhonda Paston
Zelda Pincourt, Debra
Schwarzberg, Arlene Simon,
Josephine Stayman, Barbara
Tanen, Mickey Teltser, and
Anne Weiss.
"The Pacesetters' event
does just what its name im-
plies," said Women's Division
president Mollie Fitterman.
It sets the pace for what will
undoubtedly be a record-
breaking Women's Division
Campaign in 1986."
For more information about
the 1986 Pacesetters' Lun-
cheon or other Women's Divi-
sion activities, please contact
Lynne Ehrlich, director of
Women's Division, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Today, if I pick up a drink or
a drug I'll lose my mind."
Karen's life was turned
around by the AA
fellowship. "I got into AA
because I saw myself dying.
I found the will to live, a
purpose to live for. And I
nave to reiterate: it's OK to
work the 12 steps of AA and
be a Jew."
As a part of her recovery,
Karen practices the 12th
step oi AA, which en-
courages alcoholics to help
other alcoholics, by leading
meetings in juvenile detent
tion centers and mental
Perhaps the most pro-
vocative presentation of the
morning came from Israel, a
retiree who spoke
lightheartedly but convinc-
ingly to the audience, which
consisted largely of his peer
Israel described himself as
an at-home drinker whose
consumption of alcohol
began increasing about 15
years ago. Depsite the fact
that he got violently ill after
his very first drunk Israel,
like many alcoholics, kept on
"After my kids grew up
and left home," Israel
recalled, "I found myself
drinking and not stopping. I
would convince myself that
everyting was OK by using
bigger glasses and less ice
and saying that I only had
one or two drinks. I was
unable to accept my pro-
blem for years, but I finally
got sick and tired of being
sick and tired."
Israel's experiences in AA
have also been very positive.
"When I first walked into-
an AA meeting, there were
a a lot of people I had never
met, but there were no
strangers. I understood
them and they understood
Israel recently celebrated
his sixth anniversary of
sobriety and his 50th wed-
ding anniversary without
a drink. He offered himself
as a resource to anyone in
the audience, saying, "I
thrive on those that I help."
The positive audience
response to these JACS
members was evident after
the presentation when a
large contingent of the Tem-
ple Emeth Brotherhood con-
gratulated and thanked the
four speakers for their
courage and honesty.
And another chink in the
wall of collective denial was
For more information on
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Helping People
A personal view from the Ac-
ting Executive Director of the
Jewish Family and Children's
(All case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
Planning. It's on the agenda
of any social service agency,
large or small. Agencies, in-
stitutions, and federations
must decide what new pro-
blems to try to tackle, and
when to try to do it.
As acting executive director
of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, and an
employee of the agency for the
last 5JA years, I'm always be-
ing asked, "Why does your
agency undertake a particular
service?", or "Why hasn't
your agency begun to tackle
another equally serious
It's not easy trying to con-
sole a family that needs a ser-
vice that they can't afford and
that the non-profit community
isn't providing. It also isn't
easy for a funding agency,
such as a federation, or United
Way, to decide what new pro-
posals to fund, and what new
proposals must wait until next
There are three ways to do
community planning: 1) plann-
ing solely on the basis of com-
munity need, 2) planning sole-
ly on the basis of available
money to fund a project, and
finally 3) planning on the basis
of both need and available
I suggest the third approach
as a way to plan. Valuable pro-
jects go nowhere unless they
are eligible for government
reimbursement, insurance
reimbursement, foundation
grants, or unless they gather
the interest of generous in-
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dividuals. Too often valuable
programs must wait until the
right amount of momentum
and support bring results.
An excellent example is nur-
sing home care and day care
for the elderly. Federal funds
from Medicare and Medicaid
pay for nursing home care, but
don't pay for comprehensive
day care for the frail elderly.
People who could stay out of
nursing homes don't, because
these programs don't pay for
day care, boarding homes, or
live-in companions for that
matter. As a result, more nurs-
ing homes are built and few
day care centers are ever
What does someone do when
he wants to promote a pro-
gram plan, or use a social ser-
vice that doesn't yet exist to
his satisfaction? He has to do
three things. First, he has to
document need. Second, he
has to lobby the government
and other income sources to
take notice and fund it. And
third, he has to use existing
agencies and programs to fight
the social problem until better
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Tu B'Shevat: A Mid-Winter Spring Celebratio
January 25, 1986: How
many of us, when this date
comes, will associate it with
spring and the regeneration of
the earth? Probably not many,
as most people usually
associate the end of January
with wrapping themselves up
on a desperate attempt to keep
warm. Why not, though, take a
break from winter's icy ten-
tacles by participating in a
joyous Tu Bi-Shevat, the
Jewish New Year of the Trees?
Tu Bi-Shevat is an ancient
agrarian holiday, reflecting
how our ancestors lived in
close harmony with the cycles
of nature. According to Jewish
law, eating from fruit trees
was permitted only after the
fifth year of planting, follow-
ing the fruit's being con-
secrated in the fourth. The
15th day of Shevat was settled
upon as the legal "birthday" of
all trees.
Customs associated today
with the holiday are recent in-
novations associated with 16th
and 17th century mystic Kab-
balists. They encouraged the
eating of the fruits of Israel as
an expression of longing for
the Jewish homeland, and even
created a Tu Bi-Shevat Seder.
This special ceremony calls for
a table set in festive white, lit
by candles and complemented
by the fragrances of myrtle
leaves and flowers. Four cups
of wine and blessings over a
variety of fruits are all part of
this Seder.
Tu Bi-Shevat signals the
coming of spring in Israel, a
time when the rains have let
up and the flowers are making
their debut on the hillsides and
the almond trees. Tu Bi-
Shevat celebrations began in
Israel on the 19th day of
Tevat, which this year fell on
December 31, and will con-
tinue through Jan. 26, during
the month of Shevat.
The first day of the celebra-
tions also marked the 84th bir-
thday of the Jewish National
Fund, the organization respon-
sible for afforestation and land
reclamation in Israel. The
celebrations began with a cen-
tral tree-planting ceremony on
the shoreline of the Sea of
Galilee. Educators later held a
symposium on the working of
the land with JNF leaders and
government officials.
During Tu Bi-Shevat, some
200,000 schoolchildren,
teachers, Ethiopian im-
migrants, and Israelis from all
walks of life are expected to
plant tree saplings at 40 JNF
sites from the Golan Heights in
the North to Eilat in the
South. Included among the
many festivities are major
ceremonies to be held in JNF
forests with government
ministers and Knesset
In major municipalities,
shopping malls will feature
JNF carnival-style displays of
forest furniture. On the eve of
Tu Bi-Shevat, a gala communi-
ty sing-a-long, including a pro-
gram on afforestation with
JNF world chairman Moshe
Rivlin, will be broadcast live
over Voice of Israel.
In America, Jews all over
the country participate in Tu
Bi-Shevat celebrations by con-
tributing toward JNF-
sponsored tree-planting ac-
tivities and fulfilling the an-
cient mitzvah of creating new
life in Israel's sacred soil.
Children and adults use the
traditional JNF blue box to col-
lect funds for the planting of
trees, thus strengthening the
ties between Israel and the
When Israelis plant trees at
Tu Bi-Shevat sites, they too
are participating in a most
meaningful Tu Bi-Shevat
tradition. And it is most ap-
propriate that these activities
occur under the auspices of
JNF, because JNF is the agen-
cy whose afforestation and
land reclamation projects have
transformed Israel from its
former arid desolation to a
country which is 90 percent
self-sufficient agriculturally
and is known for the lush
vegetation of its hills and
Just as Israelis are aware
that Tu Bi-Shevat symbolizes
the resettlement and
regeneration of the land, they
also cannot help but associate
the holiday with the extraor-
dinary accomplishments of
JNF's afforestation program.
This program has resulted in
170 million trees being planted
since 1901, and an additional
four to five million planted
each year. Afforestation,
however, has meant more to
Israel's land than just the
aesthetic beauty which trees
provide to JNF forests, parks,
playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Trees have played a major role
in all of JNF's efforts to
reclaim the entire land of
In the Negev, trees increase
oxygen and break the fierce
desert wind velocity, thereby
preserving the soil. In the
Galilee, in northern Israel,
trees stand as barriers against
winds that ravage slopes of
their fertile layers of top soil.
The eucalyptus tree, which ab-
sorbs enormous amounts of
water, has been of great aid in
swamp drainage and making
the land fit tor agricultural
When one considers it, the
benefits of trees are in-
numerable, especially to a
During Tu B'Shevat 200,000
schoolchildren, teachers, Ethiopian im-
migrants and Israelis from all walks of life
are expected to plant tree saplings at 40
JNF sites from the Golan Heights to Eilat.
small country like Israel,
which needs to make max-
imum use of its natural
resources. Trees mean more
moisture in the soil, prevent a
rapid run-off of rain water,
provide shade, reinvigorate
the soil and air, help shelter
border communities, and pro-
vide shelter for wildlife. In ad-
dition, they provide raw
materials for farms and fac-
tories, and offer immigrants,
many of whom work in JNF
forests, their first economic
foothold in their new land.
Strange as it may seem, the
rites of spring will be
celebrated on Jan. 25. All
Jews, including those still
shivering under winter's deep
freeze, can take part this Tu
Bi-Shevat, in a spiritual com-
munion with the forces of
rebirth, helping preserve the
land of our heritage for future
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New Course Offerings Highlight Second Semester
In keeping with the chang-
ing educational needs and
goals of today's Jewish youth,
the Midrasha Judaica High
School, sponsored by the
Jewish Education Department
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, will in-
troduce several new and in-
novative courses into the cur-
riculum for the second
semester, which begins Jan.
"Israel: Song and Dance," to
be taught by entertainer
Yaacov Sassi, will focus on
songs and dances that help
create the ruach which turns
every Jewish teen gathering
into a special joyous event.
"Whenever Jewish teens are
involved socially, dancing and
singing are an important com-
ponent of the activities," said
Ann Lynn Lipton, director of
Jewish Education. "This ex-
citing course was actually re-
quested by the students,
whose desire for cultural
enlightenment is admirable."
"My Jewish Family:
Geneology And Us" will
be taught by Miriam
Emihovich with the goal of
students writing their family
histories using Arthur Kurz-
qeil's "Generation to Genera-
tion" materials.
"Our beautiful tradition was
passed on to us from our
grandparents and great-
grandparents who lovingly
carried it across the ocean.
The story of their lives in-
spires us to treat it with the
tender care it deserves," Ms.
Lipton said.
Did you ever wonder how a
blind person attends
synagogue? Can a person with
a hearing impairment par-
ticipate in services? Can you
particiapte in Jewish activities
if you are in a wheelchair?
These are some of the pro-
blems faced by handicapped in-
dividuals, and the possible
solutions to such obstacles will
be examined in a course entitl-
ed "The World of the Jewish
Handicapped," to be taught by
Joan Mendel, specialist for the
hearing impaired in the Palm
Beach County school system.
"A special part of this class
will be devoted to learning
sign language in the hope that
Midrasha students can even-
tually provide assistance for
the hearing impaired during
synagogue services, as well as
heighten the awareness of the
problems in our congrega-
tions," noted Lipton.
"Current Jewish Affairs"
will center in discussions of
what is happening right now
and will utilize journalistic,
multi-media and human
resources. Mark Mendel will
teach the course.
"Advanced Comparative
Religions" is an extension of
the basic course in com-
parative religion and will fur-
ther investigate the dif-
ferences and similarities bet-
ween Judaism and other
Board of Rabbis To Sponsor Torah Institute
Guest Speaker Will Focus On Maimonides
On Sunday morning, Jan.
26, the Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis will sponsor
their third annual Torah In-
stitute for the Jewish com-
munity. The Institute will be
conducted at Temple Israel
from 9:30 until noon.
A brunch provided by
Kosher caterer Steve
Greenseid will be served in
Schwartzberg Hall at 9:30.
Following the meal, the par-
ticipants will congregate in the
sanctuary for the keynote
To commemorate the 850th
birthday of Maimonides, the
Palm Beach County Board of
Rabbis has invited Rabbi
Robert Chazan, director of the
Center for Jewish Studies,
Queen's College, New York Ci-
ty. Professor Chazan is an
authority on Maimonides and
Jewish medieval thought. His
topic will be "When Truths
In his talk, Dr. Chazan will
discuss the challenge of
philosophic, religious, and
scientific truths. He will use
Maimonides as an example of a
Jewish scholar influenced by
the philosophy and science of
medieval thought.
Following Dr. Chazan's ad-
dress, local rabbis will com-
prise a forum to discuss the ap-
plications of medieval Jewish
Former Refusenik Glad to Be 'Home'
Nashpitz says he cannot explain
why after nearly 15 years he was
suddenly granted permission to
emigrate from the Soviet Union to
Israel. But despite the years of
harassment and difficult times, in-
cluding five years in internal exile,
he says he harbors little hard feel-
ings toward the Soviet Union or
its people.
"I'm not anti-Soviet," he
asserted in an interview with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency at the
offices of the National Conference
on Soviet Jewry. "It's just not my
country. We wanted out of the
Soviet Union. They can have their
problems; they're not my
Nashpitz, 37, along with his wife
Ludmilla and their five-year-old
son Benyamin, arrived in Israel
last October after having first ap-
plied for an exit visa to Israel in
January, 1970. He was denied exit
because he was a "relative of an il-
legal emigrant."
Nashpitz's father, Chaim,
defected while on a mission with a
delegation to Denmark some 30
years ago, when Mark was eight
years old. Nashpitz who now lives
in Tel Aviv, has since been
reunited with his parents, Ita and
Chaim of Haifa. Ita Nashpitz was
allowed to leave the Soviet Union
in 1974.
Nonetheless, though he can't
explain the sudden change of
heart on the part of the Soviets
he was given 48 hours to leave the
USSR once informed of the deci-
sion he does give much credit to
persistent efforts on the part of
activists in the U.S., Congress
and, in particular, the Alpha
Omega International Dental
Mark, a dentist specializing in
mouth diseases, lost his practice in
the Soviet Union and is now stu-
dying in Jerusalem to sharpen his
skills and learn the use of new in-
struments and technology. His
visit to the U.S., his first trip to
the West, included receiving an
award presented to him by Alpha
Omega at its annual conference in
Boston last month.
Nashpitz was also accorded a
Capitol Hill reception last week
held by Rep. Benjamin Oilman (R.,
N.Y.). Gilman said that since he
was first elected to Congress in
1972, he has taken an active role
in seeking permission Nashpitz to
"Mark's presence in our midst
today," Gilman told the audience
in Washington, "is concrete proof
that the issue of human rights for
Soviet Jews is not really an
ideological exercise engaged in
only at the policy level."
Gilman ponted out that over
400,000 Soviet Jews have begun
the application process to leave
the Soviet Union. They are, he
said, "real flesh and blood in-
dividuals, not merely names on
placards or photographs on
demonstration posters."
Says Russians Aren't Anti-
In the interview recently,
Nashpitz said he does not feel the
Soviet people are anti-Semitic.
"The Russian people, I think, are
not anti-Semitic," he said. The
government, he added, "has good
propaganda" which, he noted,
delivers almost a daily dosage of
attacks on Israel and Zionism.
He said that Soviet citizens
don't know or understand the con-
cept of Zionism. With this, he
pointed to a program that will be
aired over the Public Broad-
casting System throughout the
United States. The documentary,
"The Jews of Moscow," provides
a fairly accurate view of the life of
refuseniks in the Soviet Union, he
experience to contemporary
issues we Jews face today.
A five dollar donation will be
asked of each participant to
help defray the expenses of the
The Board of Rabbis is truly
pleased to present Professor
Chazan to the community. The
Rabbi was ordained at the
Jewish Theological Seminary
in New York City in 1962. In
1967, he received his PhD
from Columbia University, and
he has taught Jewish History
at his seminary as well as at
Ohio State University and Tel
Aviv University.
Dr. Chazan is the recipient
of many academic honors in his
impressive career: The Ohio
State University Award for
distinguished teaching and the
Fellow of the Institute for Ad-
vanced Studies, Hebrew
University are but two of his
academic accomplishments.
His latest work, Church, State,
and Jew in the Middle Ages, is
rated highly along with his
earlier publications.
This year's Torah Institute
promises to be an outstanding
event. To make your reserva-
tion, please send your check
for $5 made payable to the
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Rabbis to Palm Beach County
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Rabbi Sherman Elected President
Of Ministerial Fellowship
Rabbi Alan Sherman,
Chaplain of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County and
director of the Federation's
Community Relations Council,
has been elected president of
the Ministerial Fellowship of
the Palm Beaches, an
organization devoted to pro-
moting understanding and
dialogue between the clergy of
all faiths.
Other officers elected for the
present term are Frank Sat-
chel of Payne Chapel, vice-
president; Rabbi Emanuel
Eisenberg of Temple Beth
Sholom, secretary; and L. J.
Alford of Roanoke Baptist
Church, treasurer.
Rabbi Alan Sherman
"It is a privilege to be work-
ing with such outstanding
spiritual leaders from this
community," said Rabbi Sher-
man. "One of our goals for the
coming year is to increase the
membership and colleagueship
of our members."
The first meeting of the
Ministerial Fellowship will
take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21
at noon at Payne Chapel. The
program will feature a presen-
tation by Father Raymond
Hubert, director of Pastorial
Care at St. Mary's Hospital,
who will share his insight on
the recent Catholic Synod.
"One goal of this course,"
said Lipton, "is to discover
how to best maintain a strong
Jewish identity while living in
a non-Jewish environment."
The idea behind the new
course called "Jewish Jour-
nalism" is to have students
produce their own newspaper,
and "Topics in Jewish Ethics,"
to be taught by Perry Schafler,
will address itself to ethical
issues and attempt to discuss
guidelines for behavior.
"Anti-Semitism: Its Effect
on Our World And Us" will ex-
plore the development of anti-
Semitism and the ways in
which it manifests itself in the
80's. This course will be taught
by Miriam Emihovich.
"More importantly," noted
Lipton, "the course will ex-
plore ways in which American
Jews can meet and overcome
the obstacles anti-Semitism
may unfortunately place in our
The Machon eighth grade
program will also be involved
in course changes for the spr-
ing. The "Jewish Film And
Cinematography Work Shop"
will provide students with the
opportunity to view and
analyze films relating to
Jewish themes and ideas.
Films which will be viewed in-
clude The Chosen, Exodus,
West of Hester Street, and The
Frisco Kid.
"Ultimately, we hope
students will seize the oppor-
tunity to create their own
videotaped films on Jewish
themes," added Lipton, Lip-
ton is also planing to include a
monthly "Social period" in the
"As a result of the exciting
retreat weekend in December
we confirmed the importance
of informal, experiential
education for teenagers," the
Jewish education director said.
"We therefore plan to hold
monthly social activities which
will include Jewish experien-
tial opportunities as well as
time for students to get to
know each other."
Other highlights of
Midrasha's Second semester
will be a Purim Ball scheduled
for March 22; Israel Night,
when students will learn about
opportunities to travel and
study in Israel; a production by
the Drama Workshop to coin-
cide with Midrasha Machon
graduation on May 28, and a
special "Jewish Heritage
Trip" for Machon students in
"We're exepecting some
new students to enroll this
semester, and we will continue
to expand and modify the cur-
riculum to meet student
needs," Lipton said. "If you've
never attended Midrasha,
now's the time to do it." An
opportunity to hear about the
classes being offered and
register will be held on Jan. 29.
All Jewish teens are invited.
Ms. Lipton also announced a
Feb. 15 application deadline
for the Midrasha Judaica High
School Scholarship and the
Federation Israel Scholarship.
For more information on
Midrasha Machon activiteis,
please call Ann Lynn Lipton at
The Jewish Federation office
at 832-2120.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 17, 1986
Bronfman Accuses
Soviets Of Breaking
Promises To Him
London Chronicle Syndicate
LONDON Edgar Bronfman,
president of the World Jewish
Congress, has accused the Soviet
Union of not fulfilling an agree-
ment reached with him when he
visited Moscow in September.
Bronfman, who left London for
the Soviet Union and a mid-
December meeting, made it clear
that the Soviet leaders had made a
general promise to allow more
Jews to leave the country for
Israel and to allow a greater
degree of Jewish cultural and
religious activities.
This concession he refused to
spell out the exact details was
made in return for undertakings
given by him, speaking on behalf
of world Jewry, which had been
ASKED WHAT these Jewish
undertakings were, Bronfman
smiled and said: "Only Mr.
Shimon Peres (the Israeli Prime
Minister) knows them."
Bronfman emphasized, prior to
his departure, that he would be
very frank with the Soviet leaders
in his talks. He left for Moscow as
a member of the joint U.S.-USSR
trade commission, but had been
given an assurance that he would
be able to meet Soviet leaders to
discuss the problem of Soviet
"I want to make sure that the
process of relaxation of relations
between the Jewish people and
the Soviet Union continues. I will
insist that the promises about
Russian Jewry should be kept.
"I am also adamant that those
Jews who wish to remain in the
Soviet Union should have their
cultural and religious rights.
Freedom to teach the Hebrew
language is very high on my agen-
da," he said.
HE HAD been schocked to
learn that the conditions of Soviet
Jews had worsened and not im-
proved. Teaching Hebrew was
still a crime, and Hebrew teachers
were being imprisoned.
Jews were being denied entry to
institutions of higher education
and were being treated as second-
class citizens, despite all the
statements by Mikhail Gorbachev,
the Soviet leader.
Bronfman, who also addressed a
special meeting of the National
Council for Soviet Jewry at the
House of Lords, said that the good
news was that there had been a
striking revival of Jewish con-
sciousness among young Jews,
not only in Moscow but
throughout the Soviet Union.
Thousands were studying Hebrew
and the Talmud and were eager to
emigrate to Israel.
He advised the Jewish people to
be patient until March, after the
congress of the Soviet Communist
Party. "We should keep up
pressure, but we must not be anti-
Soviet," he said.
Gorbachev had shown an in-
terest in "direct flights" for
Soviet Jewry, although not direct-
ly from Moscow to Tel Aviv. "My
guess is that there would be an in-
termediate stage in Warsaw,"
Bronfman added.
THE KREMLIN, according to
Bronfman, has a three-stage,
long-term plan: to establish good
relations with American Jewry,
EDGAR BRONFMAN: when he addressed UN General Assembly.
whose political power it respects;
to reestablish diplomatic relations
with Israel, as a necessary precon-
dition for entering the Middle
East peace talks arena; and to
come to an understanding with
the Soviet-Jewish community.
Referring to the letter from
Prime Minister Peres, which he
had taken to Gorbachev, Bronf-
man strongly rejected the early
criticism of "WJC meddling"
voiced by Yitzhak Shamir, the
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and
Bronfman's advice: patience
until Communist Congress.
Foreign Minister.
Bronfman stressed that the let-
ter was from the Israeli Govern-
ment and not a personal one from
Mr. Peres. Shamir had been
"tactless" in his remarks, he
Stressing that the fate of Soviet
Jewry was bound up with the rela-
tions between the U.S. and the
USSR, Bronfman said that he was
"cautiously optimistic" that the
Continued on Page 11
is Farrakhan's Brooks Brothers-Suited Body Guai
Evoke Memory of Other Anti-Semites Long Ago
In the annals of black-Jewish
relations, 1985 is likely to be
remembered as the "Year of
Louis Farrakhan." A Chicago
street hustler known as "Calypso
Gene" before his emergence as
the self-proclaimed savior of black
America, Farrakhan languished in
relative obscurity until he booked
his star to Jesse Jackson's 1984
presidential campaign.
His heavily-armed bodyguard of
Brooks Brothers-suited Brown
Shirts became a highly visible
presence at the rallies of Can-
didate Jackson, whose dreams of a
Rainbow Coalition began to crum-
ble when (in the wake of his own
"Hymie" remark) he refused to
disavow Farrakhan despite his
violent speeches attacking the
Jewish "gutter religion" and ap-
plauding "great man" Hitler.
quest for "the pot of gold" at rain-
bow's end paid off handsomely in
January. 1985, when Libya's
charmed predominately white au-
diences on college campuses from
Florida to Oregon while attrac-
ting overflow crowds of black ad-
mirers in cities from Los Angeles
to New York.
Today, apologists for Farrakhan
downplay his appeal to prejudice
in order to picture him as a pro-
phet of black self-help. One is
almost reminded of the view,
popular in the 1920's and 1930's.
of Mussolini as a hero for "getting
the trains to run on time."
The truth is that preaching
hatred is Farrkhan's essence; it
isn't just an excrescence or
"blemish" on his message.
Anyone who doubts this should
hear the tape made by the Wiesen-
thal Center's media team who
recorded Farrkhan's Oct. 27
harangue to a full house of 20,000
in Madison Square Garden. Taun-
ting Jews about the Holocaust, he
said: "You cannot say 'never
again' to God because when God
puts you in the oven, 'never again'
don't mean a thing. If you fool
with me, you court death itself. I
will not run from you; I will run to
HE QUIZZED his audience
again and again: "Who were the
enemies of Jesus?" The rafters
shook with the answer: "Jews!
Jews! Jews!" The echoes were un-
mistakable of similar carnivals of
hate half a century and half a
world away in Nuremburg.
Continued on Page 11
He's Into Top Echelons of U.S. Blacks
Louis Farrakhan
Moammar Khadafy awarded him
$5 million to further his anti-
American as well as anti-Semitic
gospel. Indeed, the year as a
whole must seem like a trium-
phant progress to Farrakhan, who
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Mayor Andrew Young
LOS ANGELES A poll commissioned by
the Simon Wiesenthal Center which surveyed
500 black Americans, confirmed that Louis
Farrakhan has thrust himself into the top
echelons of black leadership in America.
The survey, conducted by Market Facts
Inc., of Washington, D.C., found that Jesse
Jackson is the preeminent black leader in the
U.S., followed by Andrew Young. When ask-
ed to name a black leader, respondents named
Louis Farrakhan third among living black
leaders, more than doubling references to Los
Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, NAACP leader
Benjamin Hooks, and civil rights activist
Julian Bond. The poll further found that a ma-
jority of black Americans do not view the
Middle East situation as a priority issue for
the black community.
Center Dean, observed that the poll shows
both positive elements and warning signals.
The prevailing perception is that blacks are
no more suspicious of Jews than of non-Jews,
and of those with an opinion on that issue,
blacks are viewed as receiving better treat-
ment from Jews than from non-Jews. Among
those who are aware of the Middle East situa-
tion, 30 percent are more sympathetic toward
Israel (23 percent-pro-Arab).,r
"But among the warning signals seen in the
survey results, was that a substantial minori-
ty believe that Jews have too much power in
America, and of that minority, 90 percent
believe it is in business and economics. Fur-
ther, the highest percentage of these feelings
was expressed by individuals who are more
affluent and more highly educated. This,
despite the fact that as a group, those more
highly educated wanted to see Farrakhan's
influence decline in the future. The poll, along
with other developments, clearly indicates
that Louis Farrakhan will continue to play an
important role in black America,' Hier

In Top Echelon of America's Blacks
Continued from Page 10
Yet Nazi Germany in 1935 had
no monopoly on anti-Semitism,
nor was black America immune.
The Louis Farrakhan of that era
was Sufi Abdul Hamid, New
York's self-styled "Black Hitler."
Born plain Eugene Brown in
Philadelphia, Sufi as a youth went
to sea, where he picked up a smat-
tering of exotic languages, and
then landed in Chicago where dur-
ing the late 1920's he caused a
sensation by draping his massive
frame in a combination of
jackboots, diamond-studded belt,
flowing cape, and fez.
First posing as a Bhuddist
mystic, he soon claimed to be an
African disciple of Mohammed,
divinely ordained to redeem the
South Side from Jewish mer-
chants. His "Don't Buy Where
You Can't Work Campaign"
shook loose few jobs in the
depressed economy of the 1930's;
but the shakedown payments he
extracted from frightened
businessmen financed his pur-
chase of the private plane that
flew him to New York in 1933.
IDENTIFYING himself from a
soapbox on Harlem streetcorners
as "the man that Jews fear, and
are scared to death of," Sufi
ranted against "Zionist col-
onialists" in Palestine, as well as
"them Jews in Washington who
rule us all." An admirer of Haj
Amin el Husseini, the notorious
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sufi
also courted both the German-
American Bund and the Christian
His tirades hurt rather than
helped efforts to win more and
better jobs for blacks in Harlem's
white-owned department stores.
On the other hand, he could claim
some credit for helping spark the
Harlem Riot of 1935.
If one knows about Sufi's antics
in the 1930's, it is hard to escape a
sense of history repeating itself in
Farrakhan's rise during the
1980's. However, there are impor-
tant differences between "then"
and "now." These explain why
Sufi's decline came swiftly, while
Farrakhan's isn't yet on the
horizon. For one thing, that was a
time when group libel wasn't
necessarily considered protected
free speech. Jewish organizations
did more than damn Sufi "in the
court of public opinion"; they
were able to put him on the defen-
sive by repeatedly having him
hailed before police magistrates
for incitement to violence and
disturbing the peace.
FOR ANOTHER thing, black
organizations forthrightly con-
demned Sufi at the same time as
they sought reconciliation with
the Jewish community. By the late
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TAKE THE case of Mayor
Marion Barry of Washington,
D.C. Despite being implored to
speak out, he waited seven weeks
before he delivered one word of
criticism of Farrakhan's July 22
anti-Semitic tirade in the Capitol.
Fear has something to do with
this silence but, I fear, cynicism
also plays a role. The kind of
cynicism that Molotov voiced
about fascism in justifying the
Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939: "It's
just a matter of taste."
The most troubling finding of
the Wiesenthal Center's public
opinion poll taken over the past 20
years is not the significant in-
cidence of anti-Semitism in the
ghetto; it's the surprisingly high
levels among younger, better-
educated blacks on college cam-
puses and in the professional
Bronfman Accuses Soviets of
Breaking Promises Made To Him
Continued from Page 10
Soviet leaders would take positive
steps regarding Soviet Jewry. "I
have been given an assurance that
the process has started and is ir-
reversible," he said.
BRONFMAN was forthright in
his criticism of Vatican leaders,
following the statement by Car-
dinal Johannes Willerbrands
president of the Vatican's
Secretariat of Christian Unity and
its Commission for Religious Rela-
tions with the Jews, at the Synod
of world Roman Catholic Bishops
in Rome in early December.
The Cardinal said that no
Friday, January 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Advice For
Jerry Falwell
Since he burst onto the national scene almost 10 years ago,
Jerry Falwell has been burdened with a reputation for in-
tolerance. Whether discussing theology or ideology, Falwell has
given the impression that he believes that only his religious and
political views have G-d's approval and all other viewpoints
are evil.
Now, Falwell is trying to shuck off his reputation for in-
tolerance, but many Americans are still doubtful of his sincerity.
If Falwell really wants to persuade people of other faiths and
viewpoints that he genuinely respects their rights, here are
three simple things he can do:
Recognize that America belongs to everyone: Falwell
took a giant step toward affirming the American tradition of
religious tolerance when he recently repudiated his frequently
stated view that our country is a "Christian nation." In an ad-
dress to an audience of Conservative rabbis, Falwell explained:
"While 25 years ago, there were many of us .. who were say-
ing: 'Christian republic,' 'Christian nation,* I think you'll find the
rhetoric is now Judeo-Christian."
Falwell's statement is good but not good enough. First, he
needs to make sure that his new policy is more than "rhetoric."
His television program, The Old Time Gospel Hour, should stop
distributing the book America Can Be Saved, in which he pro-
pounds the "Christian nation" viewpoint. Second, Falwell
should acknowledge that America belongs to everyone, not only
Jews and Christians, but members of other religions and non-
believers as well. That may sound like a small distinction, but it's
an important one; the new concept of a "Judeo-Christian nation"
is as much an assault on the separation of church and state as the
old slogan of a "Christian nation." Pluralism is not the coex-
istence of two religious traditions in a sectarian state, but a free
society with religious liberty for all.
Stop associating with bigots: While Falwell has
repudiated anti-Semitism, he is continuing to choose religious
bigots as his closest allies. Falwell is a leader of the national
coalition of the Religious Right the American Coalition for
Traditional Values (ACTV) whose chairman, Rev. Tim
LaHaye, has attacked Catholics and Jews. Another leader in
ACTV, Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, has called Catholicism "a false
religion" and made derogatory remarks about Judaism. If
Falwell is sincerely opposed to religious bigotry, he should
resign from ACTV and remove LaHaye from his position on the
board of Moral Majority.
Stop Treating political issues as tests of religious faith:
Since Falwell entered the public arena, he has insisted that his
own views on political and social issues are divinely ordained
and suggested that his opponents' views are ungodly or even
satanic. By calling his movement Moral Majority, Falwell implies
that those who disagree are immoral. During the last presiden-
tial campaign, Falwell acted as if he were relaying the Lord's
own political endorsements, proclaiming Ronald Reagan and
George Bush "G-d's instruments for rebuilding America."
While equating his own views with G-d's, Falwell has also
luucea nis political opponents with the devil, in his television ser-
mon the Sunday before the 1984 election, Falwell said: "We see
how Satan raises up those who have a secularist philosophy to
oppose... us." Falwell summed up his view during another
television broadcast: "Our battle is not with human beings. Our
battle is with Satan himself." For Falwell to play by the rules of
pluralism, he should stop equating disagreement with sin and
publicly acknowledge that decent people can disagree with him
on political issues.
Pluralism, tolerance and civility may sound like mealy-
mouthed words. But, in reality, these are the essential elements
of citizenship in a free society which recognizes people's rights to
worship, to vote and to speak out as they please. For Jerry
Falwell to play by the rules of American pluralism, he must
recognzie that we all have the right to espouse our own religious
and political views without fear of being branded sinful or
(Andrew Heiskell is co-chairman of the executive committee of
People For the American Way. a "nonpartisan citizens
organization working to protect constitutional liberties." He is
chairman of the New York Public Library and former chairman
of the board of Time Inc.)
world. The current generation of
black leaders came of age during
the 1970's, when their youthful
mood of radical expectation often
made them impatient with, and
suspicious of, Jews associated
with the traditional or
"moderate" civil rights agenda.
Now, these leaders have carried
this negative attitude into the
1980's, a period when middle-class
black anxieties about preserving
political and economic gains are
creating fertile ground for anti-
Semitic scapegoating. The
tragedy is being compounded
because authoritative blacks
who would never themselves Jew
bait but get a "secret thrill" when
Farrakhan does are giving the
green light to prejudice to today's
younger generation.
OF COURSE, there are those
who blame the rise of Farrakhan
on Jewish reservations about such
"newer" minority agenda items
as mandatory busing and
preferential quotas. But is it fair
to make support for such policies a
litmus test of Jewish good faith
when, according to the polls,
blacks themselves are divided and
ambivalent about them? A better
test is the continuing willingness
of Jewish voters to support
mainstream black candidates for
Tom Bradley wouldn't have
been elected Mayor of Los
Angeles in 1973, nor Wilson
Goode, Mayor of Philadelphia in
1983, without overwhelming
Jewish support. And even Harold'
Washington, elected Mayor of
Chicago that same year, owed his
victory to the roughly half of the
Jewish voters in a racially-
polarized city who chose him over
an opponent who happened to be
The existence of a diseased
mind like Farrakhan's is no
justification for Jews to cease
working with blacks toward a
juster society. But the prospects
for another half-century of fruitful
cooperation won't improve until
black leaders are willing and able
to quarantine the disease.
declaration of repentance for the
way the Christians had treated
the Jews would be issued.
"I am a great believer in Jewish
dignity," Mr. Bronfman said. "It
is not very dignified to go every
year to the Vatican and to be told
that, while it is against anti-
Semitism, there will be no declara-
tion and no discussion about
"There should be discussion of
every problem affecting relations
between Jews and the Roman
Catholic Church, including the
recognition of Israel," Bronfman
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Today's Young Seeking Info On Holocaust
Elders Not Responding Adequately
Young people are demanding
more information about the
Nazi Holocaust, but many
among the older generation
are not adequately responding,
according to Prof. Raul
Hilberg, a leading scholar of
the Holocaust.
Hilberg, professor of
political science at the Univer-
sity of Vermont, led a three-
day seminar and symposium
on the Holocaust,
"Perpetrators, Victims and
Bystanders," sponsored by the
International Center for
Holocaust Studies of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
Addressing some 100 par-
ticipants in the opening recep-
tion, he said that while there is
a desire on the part of those
bora after World War II for
study courses that provide in-
sight into the origins and im-
pact of the destruction of
European Jewry by the Nazis,
universities have not
developed courses or supplied
funds for adequate programs.
The conference, held at
ADL's headquarters in New
York, last month was attended
by educators, clergymen and
community leaders.
According to Nat Kameny,
chairman of the Center's new-
ly established Advisory Board,
the seminar was a "pathbreak-
ing event in Holocaust studies
and set the tone and direction
for vitally needed research in-
to the Holocaust."
In the session dealing with
"Bystanders," Hilberg, author
of "The Destruction of the
European Jews," cited the
"absence of response to the
Holocaust," particularly by the
United States. Suggesting
that American intervention
would have made a difference,
he said "the Nazis feared
Hilberg said American
Jewish leaders during World
War II "unfortunately had an
expectation of failure" in their
efforts to persuade President
Roosevelt to help save Euro-
pean Jewry from the Nazis.
"They themselves," he went
on, "subscribed' to the argu-
ment that the -primary task
was to defeat the Germans."
Other points made by
One of the main reasons
why Germany went to war and
invaded the Soviet Union was
to implement its policy of
destroying European Jewry.
"It was a total showdown not
only with Russia," he said,
"but with East European
German bureaucrats im-
plemented the "Final Solu-
tion" zealously and vigorously
with comparatively little pro-
dding from Hitler and the top
echelon of Nazi Germany. By
contrast, the Italian
ftireaucracy deported almost
no Jews from territory which
they occupied during World
War II because of a different
Jewish leaders or members
of the "Judenrat" were
"blind" to the reality of the
Holocaust and were dependent
on what the Germans told
them about "resettlement."
Although many Jewish leaders
were aware the deportees
were being sent to death
camps, others were not. In
Hungary, as late as 1944, some
Jewish leaders still believed
that Jews were being sent
away for "resettlement."
Many Holocaust victims
accepted the premise that the
Germans, in the end, would act
rationally and that if they were
"productive" and made
themselves "indispensable,"
their lives would be spared. By
so doing, they adhered to "an
ancient Jewish tradition of ac-
commodation to those who
subjugated them."
Participating with Hilberg in
the symposium part of the con-
ference were Frances Henry,
author of "Victims and
Neighbors: A Small Town in
Germany Remembered" and
Bush On Ties With Israel
In a New York speech on
Dec. 15, Vice President
George Bush said that he is
"deeply disturbed" when he
hears "people in public life
speak of American Jews as
though they are some sort of
monolithic force with improper
influence on U.S. policy." He
added that he is even more
disturbed "when someone
takes the allegedly traitorous
conduct of a single individual
such as Jonathan Pollard,
the man accused of accepting
money to steal documents
given to the Israeli govern-
ment and tries to make
generalizations about 'divided
Speaking to a Yeshiva
University audience, Bush said
that such forms of "stereotyp-
ing, those innuendoes and
whispered statements, are a
small step from overt anti-
Semitism, from the polemics of
hate spread by Louis Far-
rakhan or the Ku Klux Klan."
Bush defended the right of
Jews and others "to express
their views, to organize
themselves, and to petition
government" on behalf of
U.S.-Israeli friendship.
"Citizen advocacy strengthens
our country. It gives America
vitality. It's a small part of
why America is so great."
He told his audience that
they should "let no one tell you
that the causes you advocate
are 'special interest politics.'
You have a right and duty as
Americans to stand for the
causes and values that are im-
portant to you. All Americans
have that right and duty."
Bush discussed his own view
of Israel. "I believe that the
United States has a moral
obligation and a strategic in-
terest in supporting the forces
of freedom and democracy
around the world ... For 40
years this has been the founda-
tion of our relationship with
Western Europe. And this is
the foundation of our relation-
ship with Israel. Israel
because of our shared values
is our foremost strategic
friend in the Middle East. We
have signed a strategic
cooperation agreement with
"As a result, the United
States and Israel now engage
in regular, detailed discussions
about how to cooperate to de-
fend shared interests. Joint
military exercises have been
held and prepositioning of
equipment is under discussion.
"We are helping to fund
development of the Lavi
fighter and are sharing critical
technologies for use in the
fighter. We're purchasing
Israeli-made weapons, and the
U.S. and Israel are negotiating
to build, jointly, missiles, sub-
marines, and reconnaissance
drones. We have invited Israel
to participate in strategic
defense research and Israel
has accepted. Our Navy is leas-
ing and maintaining Kfir
fighters for use in training.
Our Navy also now has a shore
leave agreement with Israel.
Haifa is one of the few friendly
ports left in that area of the
Bush said that the Reagan
Administration is "committed
to maintaining Israel's
qualitative edge in armaments
over any possible combination
of adversaries. We have also
taken a strong interest in the
health of the Israeli economy
signing a free trade agree-
ment, converting aid from
loans to grants that will in this
fiscal vear total more than $3
billion' And there is a special
appropriation of $1.5 billion to
assist economic transition."
Bush also addressed the
issue of international ter-
rorism. "Terrorism is evil.
What else but evil can we call
the beating and murder on
TWA Flight 847 of young
Navy Petty Officer Robert
Stethem or the machinegunn-
ing of six young Marines in El
Salvador? What else but evil
can we call the murder of Leon
Referring to the PLO, Bush
said that it "has an appalling
record of sponsoring terrorism
against innocent civilians.
They boasted about murdering
the Israeli athletes in Munich.
They boasted about killing
school children in Israel."
Bush said that he opposed
bringing the PLO into negotia-
tions with the United States
and offered a pledge: "Let me
repeat a pledge that both the
President and I have made
before ... Until the PLO ex-
plicitly accepts Security Coun-
cil Resolutions 242 and 338, re-
nounces what it calls 'armed
struggle' and recognizes
Israel's right to exist, the
United States will neither
recognize nor negotiate with
the PLO."
Bush also referred to Soviet
anti-Semitism and other forms
of racism. He demanded
freedom for Ida Nudel, Anato-
ly Shcharansky and Yosef
Begun. "Let the refuseniks
go,' he said.
"Racism is a threat to our
values," Bush concluded,
"wherever it appears
whether as anti-Semitism in
the Soviet Union, or apartheid
in South Africa ..."
(Near East Report)
Henry Feingold, author of
"The Politics of Rescue: The
Roosevelt Administration and
the Holocaust, 1938-1945."
In addition to participating
in the conference as the
Center's first scholar in
residence, Hilberg also
discussed new directions for
Holocaust research and educa-
tion with the Center's Ad-
visory Board, whose members
represent five countries. He
made an appeal for more sup-
port for primary research into
the Holocaust.
ADL's International Center
for Holocaust Studies, a
research and educational in-
stitute founded in 1977 and
directed by Dr. Dennis Klein,
holds conferences on the
Holocaust and makes
materials and educational
techniques available to public,
private and parochial institu-
tions, as well as community
and religious groups.
Programs scheduled for
1986 by the Center include
on February 13 an explora-
tion into the ethical and
political dimensions of
Holocaust rescue, by Prof.
Philip Hallie of Wesleyan
University and author Elenore
Lester; and, on April 10, an ex-
amination of "The Holocaust
in the American Mind,"
featuring Robert Abzug,
associate professor of history
at the University of Texas.
Jordan Arms Sale
May Be In Jeopardy
Sen. Richard Lugar(R., Ind.),
chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee,
predicted that because of what
he called the "faltering" Mid-
dle East peace process, resolu-
tions may be introduced "early
on" in the Senate to reject the
Reagan Administration's pro-
posed $1.9 billion arms sales to
Lugar, at a press conference
discussing foreign relations
issues for the new year, said
last Friday, the Foreign Rela-
tions Committee would hold a
hearing on the Mideast peace
process sometime in the first
few weeks after Congress
returns from its winter recess.
He noted that Congress has
until March 1 to act on tile Jor-
dainian arms sale. This is the
date to which a resolution by
both Houses had postponed
the sale, which the Ad-
ministration had proposed Oct.
21, unless "direct and mean-
ingful peace negotiations bet-
ween Israel and Jordan are
Lugar said he expected the
Administration would propose
an arms sale to Saudi Arabia
this year, but said he would not
speculate on his reaction until
he saw the proposal.
The Indiana Senator ap-
peared to place a great deal of
responsibility for the lack of
progress in the peace process
on Syria, which he said was
among those in the Mideast
"who have not wanted that in-
itiative to succeed." He added,
"The current negotiations (by
Syria) with King Hussein have
not been helpful."
Lugar said the terrorist at-
tacks at the Vienna and Rome
airports Dec. 27 may have
been aimed at wrecking the
peace process. He said that if
the U.S. used force to
retaliate, this would result in a
"very serious setback" for the
peace process, but noted it was
already a "faltering process."
However, Lugar supported
the use of force if it's
necessary but urged the need
for international cooperation
against terrorism. He said
there is a "change of mind in
this country and it is becoming
apparent in Europe'i to sup-
port government action
against terrorism "that may
involve the loss of life."
But he said there is not yet
the realization that state-
sponsored terrorism involves
"nation-states, and nation-
states must be held
Lugar said he took "serious-
ly" the threat by Libyan leader
Muammar Khadafy against
Americans if either Israel or
the U.S. retaliates, but this
should not prevent taking ef-
fective action. He said Libya
reportedly had trained
numerous terrorists and they
will act whether there is action
by the U.S. or not.
A resolution of the Palesti-
nian issue may "relieve" the
problem of terrorism but there
are many Palestinian factions
which will not accept the peace
process and "might continue
the attack," Lugar noted.
On another issue, Lugar said
the recent passage of the
Gramm-Rudman Bill, which
mandates a balanced budget,
will have a "substantial im-
pact" on foreign policy just as
it will impact on domestic
issues. He said foreign aid cuts
may be required, but noted
they will be "open to negotia-
tions." However, he said, the
bill cosponsored by Senators
William Gramm (R., Tex.) and
Warren Rudman (R., N.H.)
will require cuts "across the
Eastpointe Honorees
Gerald B. and Phyllis Good-
man were recnetly named as
honorees for a Testimonial
Cocktail Reception on Feb. 2
on behalf of the Eastpointe
State of Israel Bonds.

What's In A Name?
Friday, January 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
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By changing its name and
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finally acknowledging its true
identity: a political organiza-
tion advocating right-wing
positions on a host of social,
economic, military, and
foreign policy issues.
Jerry Falwell has the right
to speak out on every political
issue under the sun, but, now
that he admits that he is in the
political arena, he should play
by the same rules as everyone
else. He should argue his posi-
tions on the merits, not by
declaring that G-d and the Bi-
ble support his views on every
issue from abortion to
He should stop pretending to
be the chairman of the Lord's
political action committee and
stop suggesting that to
disagree with Jerry Falwell is
to side with Satan against G-d.
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admit that decent, G-d-fearing
people can be every bit as
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The Night Of The Cancelled Flight
pic Airlines, the national air
carrier of Greece, was forced
to cancel a flight to Cairo
recently after the pilot refused
to take off because three of-
ficials of the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization were among
the passengers.
The incident, and un-
precedented checking and re-
checking of airline passengers
and their baggage by swarms
of security agents, highlight
the panic here since Palesti-
nian gunmen attacked the air-
ports at Rome and Vienna last
month. The terrorist outrage,
which cost 18 lives, has trig-
gered a wave of anti-Arab sen-
timent in Greece.
The government which seeks
good relations with the Arab
world, is trying to counter it by
differentiating between
"good" and "bad" Palesti-
nians, with the PLO fitting in-
to the former category.
Olympic Flight 325, bound
for Cairo, was due to depart at
6:15 p.m. local time Dec. 28.
Before any passengers board-
ed, a squad of police officers
came aboard and asked the
pilot, Capt. Acrivou Tsolaki,
for permission to search the
aircraft. This had never hap-
pened before. When the pilot
asked why, he was told by the
senior police officer that it was
part of new security measures
ordered by the government in
the aftermath of the Rome and
Vienna attacks.
Later, after the passengers
had taken their seats, the
police ordered another securi-
ty check and suitcase iden-
Palestinian Terror
Continued from Page 4
the PLO with the hijacking of
an El Al plane to Algiers in
1968 and has been repeated
countless times by various
PLO factions over the years
since then. The fact that the
Abu Nidal splinter group brags
about these attacks does not
absolve Arafat from his overall
responsibility. It is he and his
PLO that have made terror the
norm in the Middle East and
world over.
Arafat and other PLO
leaders continue to this day to
advocate stepping up the
"Armed Struggle," a
euphemism for terrorist activi-
ty, and they miss no opportuni-
ty to say so (see quotation
above). Moreover, trie PLO
continues to carry out terrorist
Those who close an eye to
this kind of terrorism while
condemning that practiced in
Rome, Vienna, Athens, Beirut,
and Malta simply play into the
hands of all the terrorists.
International terrorism
feeds on two things: publicity
and acceptance. It is difficult
to avoid publicity in cases like
this. But there is no need to ac-
cept some categories of terror
while focusing one's condem-
nation on others. International
experts on terrorism have
found that the acceptance or
condoning of terror of any
kind, anywhere, provides in-
spiration and encouragement
to other terrorists whoever
they may be and wherever
they may operate.
Fanatic Shiite groups in
Lebanon, for example, have
been kidnapping and murder-
ing Lebanese Jews as well as
Americans, Britons, Fren-
chmen and Soviets ever
since the PLO made this kind
of activity a fashion in the Mid-
dle East.
It is counter-productive,
therefore, to condemn Abu
Nidal and speak in terms of
ostracizing his sponsors and
financiers while at the same
time allowing the master-
terrorists of the Middle East
and the world, the PLO, to
maintain offices in the world's
capitals and entertain notions
of "participating in the peace
process," even as they con-
tinue to shed the blood of inno-
cent people and plan the
shedding of more.
Let us not try to draw fine
distinctions between the
perpetrators of terror, nor bet-
ween its victims. Recent ex-
perience has shown that
yesterday's defenders of
Arafat and his PLO have
become today's victims of the
self-same outfit.
The ultimate losers are not
only Israelis and Jews but
free men and women and
children everywhere.
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tification. The passengers
were required to get off the
plane and identify their lug-
gage, which had also been off-
loaded. Only then were they
allowed to return to their
Finally, the doors were clos-
ed, and the plane was ready to
taxi to the runway for take-off
when a car approached under
tight security, and three men
who appeared to be Arabs
came on board and were
seated in different sections of
the cabin.
By then Capt. Tsolaki was
curious. He asked the chief of
security to identify his last-
minute passengers and was in-
formed that they were a PLO
delegation which had come to
Athens for official talks with
Athanassios Tsouras, the
Undersecretary for Public
Order. One of the them was
identified as Haiel Abdel
Hamit, a member of the El
Fatah Central committee.
On learning who they were,
Tsolaki flatly refused to fly the
plane to Cairo on grounds that
it would be endangered. A
marathon discussion ensued
involving the Olympic manage-
ment, Minister of Public
Transportation, Georgios Pap-
dimitriou and Tsouras. But
Tsolaki stood firm. At 9 p.m.,
the flight was cancelled.
The Greek pilot maintained
that since Israel has vowed to
avenge the attacks in Rome
and Vienna aimed at El Al
passenger facilities, his plane
could become a target of the
Israel Air Force if it was
known to be carrying top PLO
Flight 325 was rescheduled
for Sunday morning, with a
different pilot, Capt.
Evangelos Kapsalis. But he,
too, refused to fly with the
PLO men aboard. Finally, the
PLO officials were forced to
leave Greece on three separate
There was no official com-
ment, but according to rumor
the entire affair was the result
of Egypt's refusal to allow the
PLO officials to land in Cairo.
Egyptair, the Egyptian
airline, reportedly refused
them passage.
Meanwhile, the Athens air-
port is literally surrounded by
heavily armed police, and the
crack anti-terrorist unit main-
tains a round-the-clock patrol,
focusing on the El Al ticket
counter. Greek policemen and
policewomen in civilian clothes
are scattered among boarding
passengers, pretending to be
According to one report, the
panic was triggered by the
chief of the Italian secret ser-
vice (SISMI), Fluvio Martini,
who said that the surviving
terrorist captured in the Rome
airport attack admitted under
questioning that Athens and
Madrid airports were the next
targets of a suicide squad
dispatched by Abu Nidal, the
terrorist leader who broke
with the PLO years ago.
Meanwhile, the government
is countering rising anti-Arab
sentiment in Greece with what
some observers consider anti-
Israel tactics. On the evening
news recently, the commen-
tator said there were two
kinds of terrorism extremist
groups and state terrorism.
He claimed that state ter-
rorism was first employed by
Israel on July 4, 1976 when it
rescued hijacked Air France
passengers being held hostage
at Entebbe, Uganda, and that
another example was the
Egyptian commando raid on
the Egyptair plane hijacked to
Malta last Nov. 23, which
resulted in heavy loss of life.
The Egyptian airliner was hi-
jacked shortly after taking off
from Athens for Cairo.
Until now, the Greek
government has made no
distinctions between the
various Palestinian groups.
Beginning recently, however,
it discovered "good" Palesti-
nians, represented by Yasir
Arafat and the PLO, and
"bad" ones, who are against
the PLO. A television com-
mentator noted that Israel ac-
cuses all Palestinians without
exception of being terrorists.
The government is trying to
dispel anti-Arab feelings
because it is dangerously low
in foreign currency reserves
and hopes to get short-term
loans from the wealthy Arab
oil-producing countries.
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At year's end, the news
from Israel was good almost
unbelievably good when placed
in context. The consumer-price
index for November was 0.5
percent, or 6 percent if com-
puted on an annual basis. That
one-half percent rise in prices
was the lowest monthly in-
crease in Israel in nine years.
Amazingly, Israel's November
inflation rate was one-tenth of
a percent lower than the U.S.
rate. The national unity
government deserves a great
deal of credit.
And it is getting it. The
latest Dahaf Institute poll
reports that Prime Minister
Shimon Peres' approval rate is
now 84 percent. Only 14 per-
cent disapprove of his perfor-
mance as Prime Minister. Ac-
cording to the poll, Peres is
also viewed as the Israeli
leader who most puts country
before personal or party in-
terest; 59 percent of Israelis
view the Prime Minister as a
patriot first. The runner-up in
that department was Likud
Minister Without Portfolio,
Moshe Arens (58 percent).
The wide support for Peres
and even more the percep-
tion of him as non-partisan
is remarkable. Through most
of his political career, Shimon
Peres was viewed as an
However, he has dramatical-
ly changed the public percep-
tion of himself during his
tenure as Prime Minister. He
is admired and liked and can
already be ranked as one of
Israel s strongest leaders,
right up there with David Ben-
Gurion, Golda Meir, and (the
early) Menachem Begin. It is a
remarkable transformation.
One of the most interesting
aspects of the Peres
phenomenon is that he has pro-
ven that it is still possible to be
an effective leader of Israel. In
the years just prior to his com-
ing to office, Israel was torn
apart by partisan political
strife. Peres and the national
unity government succeeded
in calming things down and in
demonstrating that Israel is
governable. Like Ronald
Reagan in the United States,
Peres has demonstrated that a
strong, charismatic leader can
make a difference. Those who
had thrown up their hands in
despair who had said that
both countries were destined
only for weak, ineffectual
leadership were proven
wrong. One may not always
agree with either man but one
must concede that the socialist
Peres and the conversative
Reagan have shown that it is
possible to change the course
of events, even in fractious
Of course, it hasn't all been
roses for the Israeli Prime
Minister. It is no secret that
Peres wants to achieve a peace
agreement with Jordan and
the Palestinians. Like mbst of
Friday, January 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
cept peace with a Jewish state.
That effort failed, and the
Peres initiative is stalled.
Even worse, Hussein's com-
mitment to the idea of peace
seems to be waning. He has
refused to distance himself
from the PLO and has taken
several major steps toward
rapprochement with his
former enemy, Hafez Assad of
Syria. Jordanian officials now
say that Amman will never ac-
cept a separate peace arrange-
ment with Israel.
his Labor colleagues, Peres
would trade some West Bank
land for peace even as Begin
returned the Sinai in exchange
for peace with Egypt. In Oc-
tober, Peres went before the
United Nations General
Assembly and said that he
wanted immediate negotia-
tions with a Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation. He said
that, in essence, everything
would be on the table and he
even modified Israel's long-
standing opposition to an in-
ternational peace conference.
Initially, there appeared to
be a strong and positve
response from the Arab side.
King Hussein praised Peres
and put out the word that he
was becoming fed up with the
intransigence and terrorism of
the PLO. Many predicted
Israeli-Jordanian talks by the
end of the year.
It is now the end of the year
the end of the 38th year
since Golda Meir secretly
visited Jordan in an effort to
persuade Hussein's grand-
father, King Abdullah, to ac-
Nevertheless, Peres is un-
daunted. He tells interveiwers
that he sees no point to
pessimism. He will not give up
on the peace process. In fact,
he has deepened his commit-
ment to it. He seems to have
persuaded some of the Likud
ministers to accept a form of
arbitration over the Taba
salient. Once the Taba issue is
resolved, Peres intends to
meet with President Mubarak
of Egypt. He will try to con-
vince Mubarak to recommit
himself to the "spirit of Camp
David" and to bring King Hus-
sein along. It won't be an easy
task but for Peres, the op-
timist it's the only way he
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Palm Beach County chairman
Ben Sandow and chapter of-
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meet with her on Tuesday,
Jan. 14 at Congregation Beth
Kodesh in Boynton Beach.
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have on a one-to-one basis
Feb. 6 Senior Employ-
ment Service and Senior
Aides The National Coun-
cil of Senior Citizens. An
opportunity for senior adults
to obtain employment. No fee
Feb. 13 Legal Aid Socie-
ty of Palm Beach County A
representative will be
available to discuss your legal
needs (no wills to be
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. Reserva-
tions 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.
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, Fla. (Orlando Area)
will host this great event.
Sponsored by the Jewish
Community Center of Central
Florida. Feb. 9,10, and 11.
Sunday, Feb. 9 Lunch at
Royal Plata Hotel-Walt
Disney World Village. Even-
ing Louisiana Heritage din-
ner followed by Festival and
Monday, Feb. 10
Breakfast buffet. Day at Ep-
cot, evening entertainment
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Breakfast buffet.

The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Palm Beach
County, Inc., 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104,
West Palm Beach, is sponsoring a workshop for recent
widows and widowers, dealing with grieving and recovery.
The group will cost $25 for five sessions, beginning Feb. 5,
at 10 a.m. and continuing for four consecutive
Wednesdays. Transportation is the responsibility of the
Information about the grieving process, and the social,
emotional and practical changes experienced by widows
and widowers will be presented and discussed. The last ses-
sion, March 5, will be an open house and will be open to
other widow/widowers. Pre-registration and pre-screening
is mandatory. Please call 684-1991 for information.
"Seaworld." farewell lunch
and entertainment.
Single occupancy $190,
double occupancy $155.
Deposits $75 by Jan. 15.
Call Nina Stillerman
689-7703 for complete details
transportation included.
Palm Beach County Adult
Education Censes
Stress and Your Life
Joyce Hogan, RN; Instructor.
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. starting
Jan. 16. Learn personal
management, relationship,
outlook and physical stamina
skills to cope with everyday
stress of life and improve your
health and sense of well-being.
Writers Workshop 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
Weight Control and Nutri-
tion "The Gangs* Weigh,"
Arthur Gang, instructor.
Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. starting
Jan. 14. A simplified well-
planned program for those in-
terested in weight reduction
and weight control which is
beneficial to all, including
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
Intermediate Bridge
Series Al Parsont, Instruc-
tor. Wednesdays, 1:45 p.m.
Learn the latest bridge con-
ventions and enjoy an after-
noon of socializing. There is a
$12 fee for JCC members and
$15 for non-members. Please
call 689-7703 for registration.
Sneakers Club Mondays,
2:30 p.m. Enjoy learning the
art of public speaking. This
group meets every week.
Frances Sperber, president.
Timely Topics Mondays,
2:15 p.m. Open discussion of
NEWS and VIEWS led by a
moderator. Not a lecture.
Stimulating and provocative,
this is our 8th consecutive
year. Come and participate.
Second Tuesday Council
12:30 p.m. A great planning
group that meets the First
Tuesday each month. Special
activities and trips are plann-
ed. Call Sabina Gottschalk,
chairperson at 683-0852 for
further information.
Charlotte Jacobaon (center), outgoing president of the
Jewish National Fund of America, was recently presented
with a prised JNF stamp collection by Moshe Rivhn (right),
JNF world chairman, at the Conference of Presidents of Ma-
jor American Jewish Organisations in Israel. To the left is
Kenneth Bialkin, conference chairman.
Cresthaven Names Bond Honorees
Cresthaven State of Israel Bonds Chairman Norman Marcus
recently announced that George and Rose Straasler will be
the honorees at a testimonial breakfast on Feb. 23. George
Straasler has been co-chairman of the Cresthaven Israel Bond
Campaign for the past nine years. He has been involved in the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County campaign, is s
member of B'nai B'rith, and works many volunteer hours for
the Hsdssssh Thrift Shop. He has received the Reunification
of Jerusalem Award from State of Israel Bonds. Rose
Strassler is s Life Member of Aliyah Chapter of Hsdssssh, s
Mother of Israel (Amit Women), and is a member of B'nai
B'rith Women. She has received the B'nai B'rith Award for
Jewish Education and the Hsdssssh Service Award. They
will be receiving the prestigious City of Peace Award from
the State of Israel for their dedication to their community
and the State of Israel.
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Miami Author Pens Book
On Israel's Development
Gottlieb Hammer, a Miami
Beach resident, is the author
of a new book, Good Faith and
Credit, published this week by
Cornwall Books of New York,
London and Toronto. The
300-page book is a graphic,
lively and compelling account
of the events preceding the
establishment and subsequent
development of the State of
Israel from 1939 to 1973.
Hammer, a founder of the
Weizmann Institute of Science
and former executive vice-
chairman of the United Israel
Appeal, is credited with
negotiating the first million-
dollar bank loan for the Jewish
Agency-American Section.
The loan was based solely on
good faith and credit oi the
American Jewish community;
there was no other collateral.
For more than 30 years
Hammer, a native of Brooklyn
and a graduate of Long Island
University, arranged for more
than $1.5 billion in loans for
Israel from banks and in-
surance companies all based
on the same "good faith and
credit" and with all loans
repaid in full and not a single
default, postponement or loss.
Hammer's memoir begins in
the spring of 1939, a crucial
period for world Jewry. Ham-
mer then relates his ex-
periences for the next 35
years, both as a participant
and a very interested
observer, in the founding and
growth of the State of Israel.
From the opening of the
Jewish Palestine Pavilion in
1939 at the New York World's
Fair to the end of the Yom
Kippur War in 1973, Ham-
mer's book provides a wealth
of source material that is of in-
estimable value to future
historians of this period.
Arthur Hertzberg, professor
of religion at Dartmouth Col-
lege and vice-president of the
American Jewish Congress, in
the book's introduction,
writes: "Hammer was the
principal agent of the Zionist
movement in persuading ma-
jor banks of NW York to ac-
cept such intangible
guarantees (as "good faith and
credit"), and to lend the Im-
mediate cash which was
critical to the war effort in
"The running of guns and
the finding of supplies," Hert-
zberg continues, "is an even
more dramatic part of the
story. Hundreds of North
American Jews, and some non-
Jews, took part in this effort
.. A defeat in the effort for
supply would have had instant,
disastrous effects on the for-
tunes of Israel on the
Hammer's book depicts the
maturation of the American
Jewish community as it
responded to the emergence of
the Jewish State. It also
presents to the rising genera-
tion of Jewish community
leaders a graphic picture of the
origins and development of the
issues that so deeply concern
them today. The book is
enlivened by personal anec-
dotes of such noted Jewish
leaders as Chaim Weizmann,
David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir,
Abba Hillel Silver and Meyer
In addition to his service as
executive vioe-chairman of the
United Israel Appeal, Mr.
Hammer was president of Zim
American-Israel Shipping
Company; chairman of the
New York Advisory Board of
Bank Leumi; and is a founder,
member of the board of gover-
nors and honorary vice-
chairman of the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science. He recently
was named Governor
Emeritus of the Institute.
Mr. Hammer and his wife,
Sarah, are now full-time,
residents of Bay Harbor
Island. The Hammers have
three children and five grand-
children. Mr. Hammer cur-
rently is busily engaged as a
consultant and financial
"Good Faith and Credit" is
available at local bookstores at
$17.95 per copy. It is also
available by writing to Cor-
nwall Books, 440 Forsgate
Drive, Cranbury, NJ -8512.
U you're looking to make a career change or seeking
skills for employment, don't miss the:
Jewish Family and Children's Service
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
10:00 A.M. to NOON
The Job Seminar is a free service. For more information
contact Carol Barack, 684-1991.
JCC News
All Jewish Community Center paid-up members by Jan.
31 are invited as guests of the Center to a Paid-Up
Membership Party on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 7-9:30 p.m. at
the Heartbreaker Cafe, 109 No. Olive, West Palm Beach.
Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dancing to a D.J. are on the
house. Watch for information in the mail.
The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will meet for a Happy Hour Thursday, Jan. 23 at
The Ark, 2600 Lantana Rd., Lantana at 5:30 p.m. Host Mo-
ty Kaz will be on hand to greet all.
The Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center are
invited to a House Party, Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. at
Steve and Larry's home. Call Dr. Larry at 683-6767 or
689-7700 for directions. JCC members $3, non-members
The Young Singles and the Single Pursuits (38-58) of the
Jewish Community Center will meet Sunday, Jan. 26 at
1:30 p.m. for skating at the Trail Skateway, 8031 No.
Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Children are invited.
Hostess: Harriet Bailey. Donation $2.50 at the door.
where shopping is a pleasure 7 days a week
Publix Bakeries open at 8:00 A.M.
Available at Publix Stores with
Fresh Danish Bakeries Only.
Our Danish Bak<
Available at Publix Storas with
Fraah Danish Bakeries Only.
Spicy and Delicious
Pumpkin Pie
Available at Publix Storas with
Fraah Danish Bakeries Only.
_ Apple
Available at AH Pubix Storas
and Danish Bakeries.
Topped with Powdered Sugar or lead
Frutt-Stolen................. ^h$229
Available at Publix Storas with Fraah
Danish Bakeries Only.
JelyDonuts .............2 tor 49*
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Jan. 16 thru 22.1986

Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 17, 1986
The Rabbinical Corner
Tu B'Shevat: Redemption
Begins With You and Me
Temple Israel
In Angela, Danny Siegel,
tells it like it is: "Any article
on Jews and trees should begin
with the word, *WOW!' One
single fact will explain: Since
its inception, the Jewish Na-
tional Fund through the
agency of Jews throughout the
world has planted over
150,000,000 trees in Israel."
One Hundred And Fifty
Million That's a lot of trees,
and that doesn't count the
ones that you and I have
planted since last Tu B'Shevat
or the ones that we will plant
in honor or in memory, this Tu
Tu B'Shevat occurs this year
on Jan. 25. It is commonly
known as the New Year for the
Trees or Jewish Arbor Day. It
is both and it is more. In a very
real and symbolic way, Tu
B'Shevat speaks about our
obsession, the Jewish obses-
sion with the future. For you
understand, planting a tree is
affirming tomorrow. It is an
act of faith; it is an act of hope;
it is a religious act, one that
unites us with G-d, the
Creator. The Midrash says:
"At the beginning of creation,
the Holy One, began with plan-
ting first." It is written in
Genesis: "And the Lord G-d
planted a garden eastward to
G-d planted trees, shade
trees and flowering trees, fruit
trees and nut trees, palm trees
and leafy trees, thin and tall,
gnarled and whispv. The world
was a garden of green. To
plant is to participate in the
Divine Process of Creation. To
plant is to have faith that there
is a reason for today. To plant
is to say: I want to do my part
for the generations to come.
The Midrash often surprises
us. Rabbi Yohanan Ben Zakkai
used to say: "If there be a
plant in your hand when they
say to you: Behold the
Messiah! Go and plant the
plant, and afterward go out
and greet him." There is an
immediacy about Tu B'Shevat.
Plant now and do not let your
dreams or fantasies obstruct
the process. Plant now, for the
world needs every act of bless-
ing. Plant now, for you are in-
volved in an act of redemption.
I have seen the forests upon
forests of trees we have
planted in Israel. I know the
power of the Jewish people
bent on reclaiming the land. I
have faith that 150 million is
only a beginning.
I'm reminded of the NFTY
(National Federation of Tem-
ple Youth) song: "Ani Vi-atah
you and I can change the
world." The science fiction
writer Frank Herbert
understood this power. It is
one of the themes of "DUNE."
Drop by drop the desert planet
was transformed from
wasteland to meadow.
Tu B'Shevat can do this. The
planting of a tree one tree
and then another, one act and
then a community's. Redemp-
tion begins with you and me.
Call your Temple now
plant a tree in Israel.
Celebrate your todays by br-
inging blessing and blossom to
Soldier Burned In
Barracks Fire Improving
year old Itamar Mendelevich,
who was the most seriously in-
jured of the 84 soldiers sleep-
ing in a barracks in Samaria
which burst into flames in the
early morning hours of Dec. 8,
has recovered the total use of
both of his hands according to
Dr. Shamai Cotev, head of the
Acute Respiratory Care Unit
at Hadassah-Hebrew Universi-
ty Medical Center.
* adult and pediatric urology and
urological surgery prosta tic
disorders female incontinence
and bladder disordcrt cancer of
the bladder and prostate 'laser
surgery ultrasound and
percutaneous treatment of kidney
stones male infertility, impotenct
and implant surgery *
CartHta* by Urn American Saart at Urology
Motelto. Harvard Modteal Softool
Maaaaotwaatta i
HaWftra Fii^ftrTi in Urolofy
John F. Kennedy Medical Centre
110 J.F.K. Circle
Atlantis, Florida
"Itamar has made a
beautiful recovery," Dr. Cotev
says. "This includes total func-
tions of both his hands which
were severely burned in the
fire. With regard to his
respiratory convalescence he
still needs slight enrichment
with oxygen but otherwise has
become completely indepen-
dent of any mechanical
breathing devices."
However, the future for the
young soldier is not completely
clear. "He still has some
residual lung damage which
may remain chronic. "But,"
Dr. Cotev adds, "we hope
Both Minister of Defense
Yitzhak Rabin and President
Chaim Herzog have been to
visit Itamar, who emigrated to
Israel from the USSR.
Eight soldiers were killed in
the prefabricated barracks
made of wood and synthetic
materials when it burst into
flames at 1 a.m.
Cashmere Named
Al Cashmere was recently
chosen as the honoree for
Temple B'nai Jacob State of
Israel Bonds Testimonial
Breakfast on Feb. 16 at Tem-
ple B'nai Jacob. Cashmere
was charter member of Tem-
ple B'nai Jacob and in-
strumental in the develop-
ment and growth of the
synagogue. He will receive
the prestigious City of Peace
Award from the State of
Israel for his service to the
community and Israel.
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 8:15 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 daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 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 EMANU-EL: 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 83495. 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: 769 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: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

Friday, January 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Candle lighting Time
JbtL Jan-17 5:33 p.m.
^3 Jan. 24 5:39 p.m.
On Sunday, Jan. 19, Temple
Beth David will conduct a
Jewish-Catholic Teenage
Dialogue from 5 to 9 p.m. For
information call the Temple
The Sisterhood is proud to
announce that Gershon Gan,
Consul for Information, Con-
sulate General for Israel, New
York will speak to the Con-
gregation, Friday, Jan. 17, at
the Lions Club in Royal Palm
Beach. The subject will be
Israel and the Middle East.
The talk will immediately
follow Shabbat Services which
start at 8 p.m
Gershon Gan was born in
Capetown, South Africa in
1947 and immigrated to Israel
in 1960. Mr. Gan completed his
degree in International Rela-
tions at the Hebrew University
in Jerusalem.
He entered the Israeli
Foreign Service in 1973. He
has served Israel in London,
Boston, New York and the
United Nations. Since July
1984 Mr. Gan has been Consul
for Information in New York.
Everyone is welcome to
Sisterhood will present
"The Melody Lingers On" by
Songs of Broadway Co. Sun-
day, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. Donation
$6 per person.
Pre-arrange now...
because the grief
is enough to handle.
Serving Jewish families since 1900
Pis-Nesd Plan
makes sense."
Call for FREE Brochure
Sisterhood will meet Jan.
20. We invite everyone to meet
the exciting Spanish artist,
Hidalgo. His paintings are
hanging in many important
public and private collections
and he has had one-man exhibi-
tions in important galleries
here, and in Europe and South
Mr. Hidalgo will show his
large collection of Jewish
mystical and expressionistic
Make reservations by calling
Temple Emanu-El. Lunch is at
noon $3 for members, $4 for
On Friday, Jan. 17 Temple
Israel will celebrate Federa-
tion Shabbat Service. Rabbi
Shapiro's sermon will affirm
the ties that bind the Jewish
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
During the service child care is
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "The Lubavetcher
Chassidim: Success or Ex-
cess" at Temple Judea Sab-
bath Services, Friday, Jan. 17
at 8 p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center. Cantor Anne
Newman will chant the music.
Rabbi Levine will discuss
how the Lubavetcher
Chassidim, once highly praised
for revitalizing Jewish fife, are
now under attack by various
Jewish groups who claim that
they are dividing Jewish life.
The Lubavetcher Chassidim
have taken firm stands on the
''Who Is A Jew" issue claim-
ing that only orthodox conver-
sions are acceptable. They
have also refused to par-
ticipate in conferences involv-
ing Reform and Conservative
rabbis and lav leaders.
During the sermon, child
care will be available under the
direction of Miriam Ruiz.
Following Services, members
of the Temple membership
committee chaired by Barbara
Schwartz will be greeting peo-
ple at the oneg shabbat spon-
sored by the Temple
Sisterhood. For more informa-
tion, call the Temple office.
The Outreach Committee of
Temple Jades is planning a
social at the home of Brad and
Mary Parker on Sunday, Jan.
19 at 4 p.m. This event is for
couples involved in either con-
version or in interfaith mar-
riages. The committee hopes
that in an informal setting,
couples can be made aware of
the helpful activities of
outreach in meeting their par-
ticular needs.
In the past year, the
Outreach Committee has spon-
sored workshops in conversion
and intermarriage and
Chanukah and Christmas, both
held as part of roundtable Sab-
bath Services. Members of the
committee have also built the
Temple Sukkah. One of the
primary reasons for outreach
is to offer support to those who
have converted to Judaism and
those involved in interfaith
marriages. This social event at
the Parkers will be a most en-
joyable way to meet the
leaders of the committee. Rab-
bi Joel Levine will be available
at the social to discuss issues
involved in conversion and in-
termarriage in this informal
Sarah Eisenberg Passes
Sarah Eisenberg, mother of
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg of
Temple Beth Sholom in Lake
Worth, died in Jerusalem on
Dec. 31. She was 78.
She was born in Hungary
and moved to Jerusalem in
1941 with her husband, Moshe
Yitzchak, and their children.
In addition to Rabbi
Eisenberg, she is survived by
sons, Ozer of Tel Aviv and
Joseph of Jerusalem; two
daughters, Helen Strauss of
Tel Aviv and Shoshona
Eisenberg of Jerusalem; 13
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren. Services were
held in Jerusalem.
Area Deaths
Benjamin. 75, of West Plm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Sidney S., 80, of Camden D-86, Century
Village, West Palm Beach. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Lester, 74, of Boynton Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
MoUie.. 97. of Lake Worth, died Saturday.
Beth Israel-Rubin Family Protection Plan
Chapel. Delray Beach.
Philip L., 78. of 130 N.E. 26th Am. Boyn-
ton Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
Ida. 90, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Miriam, 75, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
tommitment, it's what
makes us Jews. That's
why we're beside you
when you need us
most. After all, Our
Real Involvement is
tvith the Living.
Memorial Chapel
Oadt Broward Patfn Beach New (

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M/1RCH 15,1986.
A^P^4%*V Right now, Lil Al is offering Israel
WK J packages for the vacation of \T j^m. Unfortunately these packages won't last
# %0 that long.
Go to Israel now and El Al is offering
round trip airfare from Miami and Houston
plus six clays/five nights in either Jerusalem
or Tel Aviv at a choice of luxury hotels for
only $031. Or, if you'd rather stay with
friends, we'll give vou a rental car for five days.
For only $180", our Eilat package includes round trip airfare from
Tel Aviv to the exciting Red Sea resort of Eilat, plus three-nights bed
and breakfast at the luxurious Sonesta Hotel.
For $249 you can explore the ancient pyramids and the mysteri-
ous Nile. Our Cairo package offers round trip airfare from Tel Aviv to
Cairo, three nights at the deluxe Ramses Hilton and a lot more.
.As always, there are free movies and drinks on every El Al flight.
That way you can start your vacation the minute you step on the plane.
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For more information call your travel agent or El Al toll free at
1-800-ELAL-SUN (1-800-352-5786).
For a free, detailed color brochure on our packages, write El Al Israel
Airlines, Tour WI? 850 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022.
The airline of Israel
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