The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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-Jewish floridian
Operation Moses: One Year Later
UJA Press Service
The difficult and dangerous
march through the desert ...
disease and death in the refug-
ee camps ... the tense
clandestine airlift and the
dramatic homecoming they
are all a year ago now. Fifteen
thousand Ethiopian Jews have
reached Israel; thousands of
others remain in Ethiopia.
One year later, how are
Israel's Ethiopian Jews fari-
ng? The first year has been a
Women's Division
success, according to both the
Absorption Ministry and the
Jewish Agency. The Agency
receives most of its funds from
the United Jewish Ap-
peal/Federation Campaigns in-
cluding Operation Moses. It
received $60 million from
American Jews to aid in Ethio-
pian Jewry's initial absorption
through Operation Moses
funds put to good use.
"These 12 months were
designed to equip Ethiopian
Jews for life in Israel," says a
representative of the Jewish
Agency. "The majority of
Ethiopian Jews are now com-
fortable in Hebrew, the
children are in school, and the
adults working or retraining.
And the community is learning
to use communal, commercial
and municipal services."
As the initial year ends,
however, the real absorption
of Ethiopia's Jews begins.
"Until now, they've been
sheltered in the absorption
center," says a Jewish Agency
field worker. "Gas, water,
electricity, food and even
pocket money have been
regularly provided. Advice and
support have been on hand.
Now, they're going to be on
their own."
Some 750 families (3,000
people) have already left the
absorption centers and have
been allocated permanent
housing in towns throughout
Israel. The housing plan places
groups of 20 families in 40 to
50 neighborhoods. Availability
of housing, however, is in-
Continued on Page 15
Pacesetters' Luncheon To Feature Wolf Blitzer
Sheryl Davidoff and Alice
Zipkin, co-chairs for the 1986
Women's Division Paceset-
ters' Luncheon to be held at
the Breakers Hotel on
Wednesday, Feb. 12, have an-
nounced that Wolf Blitzer,
syndicated columnist and
Washington Bureau Chief for
The Jerusalem Post, will be the
featured speaker at this year's
$1,200 minimum gift event.
A graduate of The State
University of New York at
Buffalo, where he earned a
BA, and of the Johns Hopkins
School of Advanced Interna-
tional Studies in Washington,
where he received an MA in in-
ternational relations, Mr.
Blitzer worked initially as a
foreign correspondent in the
Tel Aviv Bureau of the
Reuters News Agency.
Having covered Washington
since the 1973 war, Blitzer has
interviewed top American,
Israeli and Arab leaders and
has written numerous articles
on the Arab-Israel conflict.
Blitzer has been a frequent
commentator on national
television news programs, hav-
ing appeared on NBC's Meet
The Press and The Today
Show, ABC's Nightline and
Good Morning America, and
on Public Broadcasting's
MacNeil-Lehrer News i Hour
and Washington Week in
Review. Blitzer was also a con-
sultant on ABC's April 1981
20/20 special on terrorism, en-
titled "The Unholy War."
Wolf Blitzer
In 1977 Blitzer was a special
guest on NBC's live telecast of
Egyptian President Sadat's
historic arrival at Ben Gurion
Airport. He also accompanied
President Carter to Egypt and
Israel during the final round of
negotiations which led to the
signing of the Camp David
Blitzer was in Beirut in 1982
covering the withdrawal of the
PLO and Syrian forces, and he
revisited Lebanon last August
on an inspection tour with
Defense Minister Moshe
Arens. A former editor of The
Near East Report, Blitzer's in-
cisive articles have appeared in
The New York Times, The Los
Angeles Times, The New
Republic and in many Jewish
newspapers and magazines, in-
cluding The London Jewish
Chronicle, Hadassah Magazine
and Present Tense.
Blitzer is also the author of
Between Washington and
Jerusalem: The U.S. Relation-
ship With Israel.
"Mr. Blitzer is uniquely
qualified to explain both the
American and Israeli perspec-
tive on Middle East events,"
noted co-chair Sheryl
"Wolf Blitzer's trenchant
analysis of the Arab-Israel con-
flict and the impact of U.S.
foreign policy has helped show
American Jews the impor-
tance of continued U.S. sup-
Continued on Page 19
Hunters Run Launches Campaign With Pacesetters' Event
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Kessler
and Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Schain, general co-
chairpersons of the 1986
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County/United Jewish
Appeal campaign at Hunters
Run, have announced the ap-
pointment of Mrs. Edwin Stein
as chairperson for the Second
Annual Pacesetters' Event on
Thursday, Jan. 30 at the
Hunters Run Clubhouse.
The hosts for this year's
$1,500 minium gift event,
which will feature cocktails,
dinner and an evening of
mystery and intrigue, will be
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Mrs. Stein co-chaired last
year's Hunters Run Galaxy
Ball with her husband, and
they both expressed excite-
ment about this year's
"Whether our friends are
sunbirds or permanent
residents," remarked the
Steins, "they are beginning to
realize that all Jews must
unite to meet the needs of our
ever-growing local Jewish
population. The young, the
middle-aged and the elderly all
need a commitment from us."
Asked to reveal more about
the Pacesetters' evening of
mvstery and intrigue, Mrs.
Continued on Page
Local Campaign News.
page 3
Random Thoughts by
Muriel Levitt... page 5
Yiddishes Moat in
Germany... page 10
Archoological Finds
Reveal Neolithic Man..
page 12
Rita and Edwin Stein
Rita Stein has lived in Palm
Beach County for five years,
and, along with her husband
Edwin, the campaign chair-
man for Hunters Run, is a
member of Temple Sinai in
Delray Beach. While a resident
of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Stein
founded the Keneseth Israel
Nursery School in Elkins
Remarking on her trip to
Israel in 1981, Mrs. Stein said,
"I was amazed by the deter-
mination of the Israelis, not
only to survive, but to main-
tain a true homeland for the
Jewish people. But they can't
do it alone. They need our
help." .
U.S. Urges Syria To Rid
Bekaa Valley of Abu Nidal Supporters
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Reagan Administration is urging Syria to
expel the Abu Nidal terrorist group from the Syrian-controlled Bekaa Valley in
Lebanon. "We are hoping to convince Syria to expel the Abu Nidal group entire-
ly," State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said.
Secretary of State George Shultz, in a recent appearance on CBS-TV's
"Face The Nation," said that the members of the Abu Nidal group which carried
out the attacks on the Rome and Vienna airports Dec. 27, came from camps in
the Bekaa Valley and flew to Europe via Damascus. But he said he did not know
to what extent the Syrian authorities knew of the terrorist plans.
Kalb stressed that the United States does not plan to take economic sanc-
tions against Syria as it has against Libya which he noted is "the leading sup-
porter of Abu Nidal."
"Our primary aim is to induce Syria to refrain from supporting terrorism
and to that end we have placed Syria on the terrorist list," Kalb said. He said the
U.S. is using diplomatic means "directly and through friendly third parties" to
convince Syria that supporting terrorism is "not in its interests."
The U.S. would, in particular, like Syria to remove the Abu Nidal terrorists
and facilities from the Bekaa, Kalb said. He stressed the U.S. "focus" is present-
ly on Libya. To that end, Deputy Secretary of State John Whitehead left for
Continued on Page C

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Carol Greenbaum, Women's Division campaign vice president (third from
right) greets past and present Lion of Judah chairs (left to right): Shirley
Leibow, Marva Perrin, Dr. Elizabeth Shulman, Mildred Hecht Wohlgemuth,
and Berenice Rogers. (Not pictured is Sheila Engelstein, who co-chaired this
year's event with Shirley Leibow.)
Women's Division president Mollie Fitterman joins Lion of Judah hostess
Dorothy Kohl, event co-chair Shirley Leibow, and Women s Division cam-
paign vice president Carol Greenbaum.
Or *
Guest speaker Dr. Sabi Shabtai (center) is greeted by Dorothy Kohl and Carol
'^Bb' El "M^bhbst
Over 60 women attended the fourth annual Lion of Judah High Tea at the
home of Mrs. Sidney Kohl in Palm Beach on Thursday, Jan. 9.
1986 Women's Division Lion of Judah High Tea
Arnold L. Lampert, general campaign chairman; Jeanne Levy, Vivian Berry, Campaign Cabinet ft /
Lillian Koffler, Dorothy Kassell, Erwin H. chair of the National Women's Division Palm .______-. a~i~ r____:__ -^ ck ,?!.
Blonder, president of the Jewish Federation of Beach Campaign; Irene Kornhauser, and event co- Florence Free, Helene Cummings, and Sarah Roth.
Palm Beach County; and Marilyn Lampert. chair Shirley Leibow.
Present from Eastpointe were Helen Sodowick, A Doris Newberger, chair of the National Women's
Fran Newman, Sherry Clair. and Charlotte HBVRM "#. Division Palm Beach campaign; Elizabeth
Kornbluh. _____ Lion of Judah women from the Fountains included Newn,*n, Geraldyne Gaynor, Gertrude Berman.
Peppy Silverstein, Esther Gruber, Jeanne Glasser, and Erw"> H. Blonder,
and Gladys Kaufman.
Eastpointe was well-represented by Helen
JK ySR Sodowick, Helen Pashcow, Sylvia Ellis, Sally
7 V JT^^^^^^^^TTu, Pinter, Dale Nadel, and Beth Hyman.
Esther Gruber, Dr. Esther Benenson, and Martha _______________________ '
An'.* i8nbin, Carol Berkow, Lois Fraakel,
Jackie Eder, and Virginia Weiss.
Louise Stein, Dorothy Kohl, and Lee Mazer
Pearl Resnick, Florence Free, and Marilyn Katz.
EdJi8tIein0Pe,llnan, Ruth Wilen8ky *d Mi,dred

Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Super Sunday Planning Underway
The steering committee for Super Sunday
'86 met recently to discuss plans for this
year's communitywide phonathan, to be
held on Sunday, March 16. Stacey and Mark
Levy (seated) are the co-chairs of the com-
mittee, which also includes (back row) Nor-
man Landerman, Jaime Landerman, Tony
Lampert, Robert Barwald, Angela Gallic-
chio, Susan Wolf-Schwartz, and Sam
March 16 4lr
Koeppels To Chair Community Dinner Dance
Bruce Sutka Will Stage Event
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Koeppel
have been named chairmen for
the annual Community Dinner-
Dance in support of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, announced Federa-
tion president Erwin H.
Blonder and general campaign
chairman Arnold L. Lampert.
The $1200 minimum gift event
will be held on Saturday even-
ing, Feb. 22, at the Hyatt Palm
"We are very pleased to be
working with an energetic
committee and with the
talented Bruce Sutka, who will
again stage the Community
Dinner Dance," said the Koep-
pels. "We are sure that his
designs for this year's Ellis
Island theme will be as authen-
tic and captivating as his
reconstruction of the Old City
of Jerusalem was last year."
Working along with the
Koeppels is a committee con-
sisting of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Abrams, Mr. and Mrs. Barry
Wellington Campaign
Schimmels Named Co-Chairs
Building on its highly suc-
cessful fundraising drives in
the past two years, the 1986
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County/United Jewish
Appeal campaign at Well-
ington will kick off its annual
effort this year with a dinner
on Feb. 13 at the Polo House of
the Palm Beach Polo and
Country Club. The guest
speaker at the $150 minimum
event will be Dan Mica, United
States Congressman from
Florida's 14th district.
Arnold L. Lampert, general
campaign chairman, has nam-
ed David and Judy Schimmel
co-chairs of this year's Well-
ington campaign. In making
the announcement Lampert
said, "We are very confident
that the Schimmels will suc-
ceed in uniting the rapidly
growing Jewish community
living in Wellington."
Pointing out that Wellington
residents have continuously
reached out to meet their
responsibilities to Jews in need
wherever they may be, David
and Judy Schimmel said, "We
encourage each and every
Jewish resident of Wellington
to attend this year's dinner
and become actively involved
in the development of the
Palm Beach County Jewish
Wellington is well-known as a
closely-knit Jewish community
which has cooperated on many
levels with Temple Beth Torah
and the Jewish Federation.
For example, many students
from the Wellington area at-
David and Judy Schimmel
tend the Federation-sponsored
Midrasha-Judaica High
School. In addition, teachers
from Temple Beth Torah's
religious School, as well as
Rabbi Steven Westman and
members of the temple's
education committee, have
benefited from teacher's
workshops and seminars spon-
sored by the Jewish
Pointing out that the rela-
tionship between Temple Beth
Torah and the Federation is
mutually beneficial, the Schim-
mels said, "The projected com-
Eletion of our new temple
uilding in March will further
solidify our community, and
we at Wellington will continue
to support and utilize the
facilities and services of the
Federation's beneficary
Embodying Wellington's
strong sense of commitment to
Jewish affairs, David and Judy
Schimmel have held leadership
positions in various areas.
Both are active board
members of Temple Beth
Torah, David having served as
temple treasurer for three
years and Judy having held the
position of vice president of
the temple Sisterhood. The
Schimmels currently serve as
program co-chairs on the
Federation's Leadership
Development Committee, and
they both participated in last
year's Young Leadership Mis-
sion to Israel.
In addition, Judy serves on
the Education Committee of
the Jewish Community Day
School and on the Communica-
tions Committee of the Jewish
Federation. She is also a
member of Bat Gurion
Hadassah. David serves on the
Capital Development Commit-
tee of the Jewish Community
Day School and on the Com-
munity Planning Committee of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
Seating at the Wellington
Dinner is limited. To make a
reservation or to obtain more
information about Wellington
events, please contact Perry
Schafler at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
Joel and Carole Koeppel
S. Berg, Dr. and Mrs. Gary J.
Dellerson, Mr. and Mrs. Alec
Engelstein, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Barry Gales, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Goldstein, Mr. and Mrs.
Lionel Greenbaum, Dr. and
Mrs. Sheldon Konigsberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Jeffrey Kukes, Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Levy, and Dr.
and Mrs. Paul R. Liebman.
Also on the committee are
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Messing,
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce
Moskowitz, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Needle, Dr. and Mrs.
Philip Paston, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Perrin, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Rampell, Dr. and Mrs.
Michael Ray, Dr. Norma
Schulman, Mr. and Mrs.
Steven L. Schwarzberg, and
Dr. and Mrs. Russel Stoch.
"We would also like to
acknowledge the excellent
cooperation we have received
from Bennett Berman, presi-
dent of the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center, Zelda Pin-
court, president of the Jewish
Community Center; David
Schwartz, president of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service; and Dr. Arthur Vir-
shup, president of the Jewish
Community Day School," add-
ed Mr. and Mrs. Koeppel.
A former teacher at the
Jewish Community Day School
and a graduate of the Jewish
federation's Leadership
Development program, Carole
Koeppel chaired the annual
Dinner-Dance in support of the
Jewish Community Day School
for two years and was the first
secretary of the Jewish Com-
munity Center of the Palm
Beaches. Mrs. Koeppel is an
active member of Hadassah
and has been very involved in
Women's Division campaign
activities over the years.
Joel Koeppel is a vice-
president and board member
of the Jewish Community Day
School, and he has served on
the board of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. A former board
member of Temple Beth El,
Mr. Koeppel also served on
this year s President's Dinner
Committee, and both he and
Mrs. Koeppel are members of
the 1986 Campaign Cabinet.
"The annual Community
Dinner-Dance is truly a gala
affair which unites many dif-
ferent areas of our growing
and diverse Jewish communi-
ty, and we are looking forward
to a very large turnout," the
Koeppels said.
To make a reservation or to
receive more information
regarding the Community Din-
ner Dance, please contact the
Federation office at 832-2120.
Spain, Israel Establish Ties
Spain and Israel have announced
the establishment of diplomatic
relations between them.
The announcement in Madrid
followed a Cabinet meeting there
with a simultaneous announce-
ment in Jerusalem. Earlier, the
Spanish Foreign Minister sum-
moned the Ambassadors of the
Arab League states to inform
them that his government's
recognition of Israel was
Spain, which became a member
of the European Economic Com-
munity (EEC) on Jan. 1, has never
recognized the Jewish State.
Discreet contacts began about 10
years ago following the death of
Gen. Francisco Franco and the
restoration of democratic govern-
ment in Spain.
The contacts accelerated after
Shimon Peres took office as
Israeli Premier last year. He and
the Spanish Prime Minister,
Felipe Gonzalez, are long-time col-
leagues in the Socialist Interna-
tional. Gonzalez has visited Israel
several times. Israel presently
maintains a tourism office in
Madrid, headed by a diplomatic of-
ficial. The two countries are now
expected to exchange

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 24, 1986
In Honor
Of King
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County wishes to publicly honor the birthday of
Martin Luther King, a great American whose message fun-
damentally changed the fabric of our society. As Jews who have
been deeply involved in the civil rights movement, this national
holiday is a day to recall his legacy and remember lessons he
taught us, and lessons to which his life witnesses, and to use this
occasion to reaffirm them.
Jordan Arms Sale:
February Will Be Critical Month
More than any other figure, Martin Luther King reminded all
Americans of the importance of human dignity. He asserted that
segregation above all was a sin, and that bigotry based on color
distinctions or ethnic distinctions was wrong. He did not view his
struggle as a black struggle per se but as a human struggle
against all racism.
Martin Luther King was called the modern Gandhi, in his
teaching and application of non-violence. He believed that
violence in the pursuit of his goals was both wrong and ineffec-
tive. He believed that the struggle for human rights goes beyond
politics. "Civil rights legislation will only be a partial step
toward the final goal of genuine intergroup living. The final goal
is to bring an end to fear, prejudice and irrationality, the barriers
to true integration." As a religious teacher, Martin Luther King
saw that in the end, human rights was dependent on a change in
attitudes and actions, not just in legislation.
How do we continue Martin Luther King's legacy for the
By reaffirming that far more unites our communities than
divides them. We may disagree on some issues but we must
strive to work on far more than what we might disagree. To
maintain poor relations, is to play into the hands of those who
would seek to divide and inflame.
By working for greater human dignity and fighting racism
and bigotry Martin Luther King once said that "the segrega-
tionists make no distinction between the Negro and Jew." In our
own times we witness the alliance between Farrakhan and the
Ku Klux Klan; Farrakhan attacks both black leaders with death
and attacks Jews and Judaism.
By working against violence, especially terrorism. In our
own time, we continue Martin Luther King's legacy by working
against violence, whether verbal or actual.
By getting personally involved. We must continue Martin
Luther King's legacy by taking personal responsibility, and by
achieving the end goal of the human rights struggle, true in-
tergroup living and changed attitudes.
Helen G. Hoffman, Chair
On Behalf of the
Community Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
In November, Congress
passed resolutions extending
Congressional review of the
sale of advanced American
arms to Jordan until March 1,
1986 unless there are direct
and meaningful negotiations
between Israel and Jordan in
the interim.
It was Congress' intent to
provide King Hussein more
time to start face-to-face talks
with Israel. If Congress does
not stop the sale by legislation
after March 1, the Administra-
tion will facilitate the transfer
of sophisticated arms to Jor-
dan even if there is no pro-
gress toward direct peace
February is the critical
month for efforts to prevent
the arms sale barring direct
and meaningful bilateral
It is, therefore, important
that communications with
your elected representatives
continue, focusing of the
following points:
Despite repeated Israeli
calls for direct negotiations,
King Hussein has yet to come
forth. Indeed, there has been
no progress on bilateral talks
between Israel and Jordan. In-
stead, Jordan continues to in-
sist on an international con-
ference including Syria, the
Soviet Union and the PLO.
Hussein refuses to come to the
peace talks without a mandate
from the PLO.
Since September, there
has been a series of high level
meetings between the Syrians
and Jordanians which produc-
ed a joint communique oppos-
ing "partial or unilateral solu-
tions or direct negotiations
with Israel." This signals a
hardened line by Jordan which
can spell doom for the peace
process. Rewarding King Hus-
sein for a lack of any substan-
tive movement toward peace
will remove any incentive for
direct peace talks with Israel.
First peace, then planes.
Jordan's King Hussein,
without whom there can be no
Jewish Federation/UJA
Calendar of Events
Fountains Golf Tournament January 26
Hunters Run Pacesetters January 30
Royal Palm Cocktail/Buffet January 30
Indian Spring Dinner/Dance February 9
Women's Division Pacesetters Event February 12
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at
Beachpointe/Stratford/2600 February 13
Wellington Dinner February 13
High Ridge Golf Tournament February 17
Community Dinner Dance February 22
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Mayfair House February 25
Boynton Beach Happening February 26
Women's Division $365 Event March 6
Hunters Run Dinner-Dance March 8
Lands of the Presidents Golf Tournament March 10
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Enclave March 11
Super Sunday March 16
Eastpointe Country Club Dinner March 20
settlement on Israel's eastern
front, finds himself walking a
tightrope between Syria s
Hafez Assad and the PLO s
Yasir Arafat. There is only one
way for King Hussein to con-
front his dilemma, and that is
to act now. By waiting for the
PLO to change its un-
changeable attitude, and in the
meantime teaming up with a
belligerent Syria, he may be
losing his last opportunity for
a reasonably negotiated
Letters may be written to:
The Honorable
Paula Hawkins or
Lawton Chiles
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
The Honorable
Dan Mica or
Tom Lewis
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
| Speak Up for Murzhenko |
A person of moral integrity is one thing that
repressive regimes cannot tolerate. Persons of
moral integrity behind the Iron Curtain wind up in
isolation imprisoned in mental hospitals or even
worse. Not only do they find it difficult under these
circumstances to continue serving as a beacon of
hope for others, but their isolation makes it
depressing and destructive of the independence of
spirit that brought them to their fate in the first
That is, after all, what the repressive regime in-
tended for them from the beginning.
But we can be the sources of strength to such
souls in travail and under the heel of their op-
pressors. Let us speak out for the release of Soviet
Prisoner of Conscience Aleksei Murzhenko.
Murzhenko is now 42 years of age. He suffers
from tuberculosis, ulcers and other physical
damage for which the Soviets are to blame. It is
they who are to blame. It is they who have inflicted
half a lifetime of imprisonment upon him.
During the 1960s, Murzhenko served six years in
prison for political activity. Subsequently denied
entrance to foreign language institutes and
employment as an interpreter, his qualified profes-
sion, he attempted to leave the USSR in 1970.
Result? Another 14 years of punishment in prisons
and slave labor camps.
In 1985, he was arrested and jailed, and in Oc-
tober, Murzhenko was sentenced to two more
years in a gulag. His crime? He violated his ex-
prisoner's curfew in visiting his hospitalized wife
after the death of their baby son.
How do we support Murzhenko? Let him know he
is not isolated. Send messages to President
Reagan, Secretary of State Shultz, our Florida
Senators Lawton Chiles and Paula Hawkins, our
congressmen, including Rep. Dante Fascell, who is
chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
And don't forget Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin
at the Soviet Embassy in Washington and Am-
bassador Oleg Troyanovsky at the United Nations
in New York.
And lest he be left out, do not forget, either,
Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev at the
Kremlin in Moscow. Speak up. Soviets don't like it
when we speak up. There's no better reason than
that to do so. After the solace we offer to Aleksei
Murzhenko and his wife, Luba, for letting the
Soviets know how we feel.

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Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Random Thoughts
Some people make a hobby
of collecting rare coins. Others
collect valuable stamps. I col-
lect words .. big, gorgeous,
Yiddish words that fall tripp-
ingly on the tongue. It is my
personal opinion and I truly
believe that there is no
language as totally expresive
as Yiddish. If you are a skep-
tic, possibly the following
pungent examples will prove
my point.
Undoubtedly most of my
favorite words derive from the
Polish, Russian or German
idiom. I also realize that
your mishpocheh may have us-
ed them differently than mine
did. You may even know mean-
ings other than those I discuss,
but this is MY column and
these are MY words so I plead
linguistic immunity. Anyway,
read on and enjoy them with
For openers, society's ac-
cepted word for the
fashionable hirsute adornment
on a man's upper lip is
mustache. Now, pause for a
moment to compare that puny
word with the juicier "vunt-
zes," it's Yiddish equivalent.
Think about how delightful
and unexpected ycur use of
Radio/TV/ Film
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the Jewish Agency Executive, is this week's guest.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
12:05 p.m. WPBR 1340-AM Virtuoso violinist Itzhak
Perlman is this week's special guest on the Jewish Com-
munity Center's radio program.
SHALOM Sunday, Jan. 26, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
GOURMET Tuesday, Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m. WPBT
Channel 2.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 30, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
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A Jewish identity takes shape based on ideas, laws, and
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
January 24
Temple Emanu-El scholar's weekend through Jan. 26
Hadassah Rishona at Temple Israel noon Free Sons
of Israel noon
January 25
Tu B'Shevat
January 26
Jewish Theological
Seminary Hadassah Tamar
Jewish Federation Fountains Golf Tournament
January 27
Women's American ORT Palm Beach Mother to Another
Luncheon at the Breakers noon Temple B'nai Jacob
Sisterhood 12:3Q p.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood -
board 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Poinciana -
noon Women's American ORT Mid Palm -1 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Boynton Beach board -12:30 p.m. Tem-
ple Judea Executive Committee
January 28
Hadassah Lee Vassil noon B'nai B'rith Women -
Masada 7 p.m. Jewish Federation Education Commit-
tee Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Boyn-
ton Beach board -1 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Cen-
tury Village -10 a.m. Temple Beth David Sisterhood 8
p.m. Jewish Federation Women's Division Campaign
Cabinet noon
January 29
Jewish Federation Board of Directors Meeting, 4 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach An-
nual Support Luncheon at the Breakers National Concil
of Jewish Women Evening Annual National Support -
6:30 p.m. Temple Emanu-El study series 9:30 a.m.
January 30
Jewish Federation Royal Palm Beach Cocktail Party 4
p.m. Jewish Federation Hunters Run Pacesetters
Event 7 p.m. Hadassah Golda Meir Youth Aliyah -
noon Jewish Community Center Jewish film festival 8
p.m. Pioneer Women Na'Amit Council life membership
luncheon noon Jewish Federation Budget and
Allocations Meeting 7:30 p.m.
For information on the above meetings, call the
Federation office, 832-2120.
"vuntzes" would be in an
everyday conversation. Such
expertise might create a bit of
diversion and spark up the con-
versation immeasurably.
A cloudy day usually brings
forth some comment about the
sunless sky. Wouldn't it be
more picturesque to refer to
such weather as "chmarneh?"
Certainly this unusual and
luscious adjective would con-
{'ure up an image of the dreary,
leak atmosphere without any
further description.
Who among us does not en-
joy munching and crunching
on a luscious sour pickle? I pro-
mise that it will taste even
more tantalizing when you call
it by its proper Yiddish name
- "ugikeh. Now that's a
word I really adore.
A malaise of the stomach is
no laughing matter. This con-
dition has many names, most
of which are descriptive and
distasteful. However, such
pains and aches are called the
"srotchkeh" by those in the
know. Try to pronounce it
slowly it's another beauty of
a word which is easier said
than experienced.
I'll bet you've always refer-
red to those little bushy-tailed
tree climbing rodents as squir-
rels, but in our family they
were known as "veverkehs,"
another term which I will
always treasure.
My relatives have always in-
cluded a fair share of weirdos
and fruitcakes. Daddy always
referred to any female who
was a little flakey as a
"flompletzl." Freely
translated that means a plum
tart and what it has to do with
a scatterbrain, I'm sure I don't
know, but this is another of
MY expressions that are
Another great personality
description from the past is
"kuni lemmel." Instead of
talking about some poor soul
as a shnook or a born loser, try
using "kuni lemmel." It tells a
whole story in just two little
And what about the word
"farflaytzed?" This really
means to be flooded or inun-
dated. But in my gang we have
always used this word freely,
such as, "My azaleas are
"farflaytzed" with little
creepy crawly things," or "It
used to be that so many
students majored in education
that we were "farflaytzed"
with teachers." Don't you just
love it?
Mother's favorite expression
was "strasher mir nisht!" To
"strasher" means to threaten
or intimidate. Remember this
one, and the next time your kid
or grandchild says he won't
take out the garbage or mow
the lawn unless you give him
the car, look him straight in
the eye and counter with
"Strasher mir nisht!"
But my favorite all-time Yid-
dish word has simply got to be
"Falyehbunyeh." Originally
this word was used by Russian
tailors in the old country.
When they sewed up a hem
and there was a bit of material
left over, they would fold it
and tack it down to make a
small pleat. This tiny bunching
of fabric was called a "falyeh-
bunyeh ." Disregarding the
true meaning, this word meant
a variety of things in our fami-
ly. If you messed something
up, if you had an argument, if
you had too much work to do,
if you needed a quick descrip-
tive word to cover just about
anything ... all of these and
more became a "falyeh-
Well, I hope I have enriched
your Yiddish vocabulary.
Should you know any
beautiful, magical words that I
can add to my list, feel free to
advise by mail or in person.
And if you care to write, please
send them to the
"grossachtig" paper you are
now reading. Isn t this whole
subject a blast, and didn't it br-
ing back marvelous memories?
I really and truly hope so!
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Beyond Twinning
UJA To Expand
Project Renewal Commitment
UJA Watch Desk Editor
ted Jewish Appeal has expand-
ed its commitment to Project
Renewal fundraising beyond
the twinning process and has
reaffirmed its determination
to raise $66-million to com-
plete the historic $225-million
From now on, UJA will en-
courage major donors to aid
Israeli neighborhoods besides
those twinned, or financially
linked, to the donor's home
Jewish community. UJA will
also increase the number of
speakers and consultations
and offer more materials to aid
Renewal leaders in
Jerusalem and throughout
Israel were delighted by UJA's
?lans, which were approved by
rjA's national officers upon a
special Renewal Task Force's
UJA, when there is agree-
ment with local leaders, will
solicit major donors in a com-
munity that has met its
Renewal goal or is untwinned,
such as a non-federated com-
munity. In some cases, some
Hunters Run Launches Campaign
With Pacesetters' Event
Continued from Page 1
Stein said, "Other than saying
this evening will be a
remarkable experience for
everyone, highlighted by some
surprises planned by Amy
Khedouri, I'd rather let the
event speak for itself."
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Frankel are residents of both
Philadelphia and Boynton
Beach. Mr. Frankel's land
development company created
Hunter's Run, and he has been
involved with other residential
projects in Palm Beach Coun-
ty. Presently Mr. Frankel is
planning a large development
in the Jupiter area.
Mr. Frankel serves on the
board of the Rodeph Sholom
Synagogue and the Philmont
Country Club in Philadelphia.
Benjamin and Linda Frankel
and Mrs. Frankel sat on the
board of the Women's Division
of the Federated Allied Jewish
Appeal of Philadelphia.
The Frankels' philanthropic
generosity has been widely
acknowledged, and during a
recent trip to Israel to dedicate
the Frankel Family Computer
Building at Ben Gurion
University, they breakfasted
with Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
"We're all going to have a
wonderful time on Thursday
night, Jan. 30," said Mrs.
Stein. "But more importantly
we'll be expressing our devo-
tion to the continuity of Jewish
life locally, in Israel, and
around the globe."
For more information about
the Hunters Run Pacesetter'
Event or any Hunters Run ac-
tivities, please contact Sylvia
Lewis, director of the Federa-
tion's Boynton Beach office,
U.S. Urges Syria to Rid
Bekaa Valley of Nidal Supporters
trr Continued from Page 1
Canada and Europe to
show proof of Libyan support
for international terrorism and
explain the American sanc-
tions against Libya in the hope
that these countries will take
similar action.
Shultz said that the Euro-
peans do not argue that Libya
is involved in terrorism since.
"after all, these acts take place
much more in Europe than
they do here."
He said he is beginning to
see a response from Canada
and the Europeans. "I don't
think it's a snap of the fingers
type of thing, Shultz stress-
ed. "It's a consciousness-
raising and long-term effort
that we are involved in."
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who have given to Renewal
will be asked for more aid.
UJA expects that such major
giving will be earmarked main-
ly for capital projects, such as
to complete a community
center, pre-school facility or
other structure that could bear
the donor's name.
"We recommend this policy
expansion for three reasons,'
said Jane Sherman of Detroit,
a UJA national vice chairman,
and chairman of Project
Renewal and the task force.
"First, one twinned
neighborhood may be as deser-
ving as another but may not be
receiving as much support. Se-
cond, we sought a mechanism
for more major donors to par-
ticipate and this provides it.
Third, this supra-
neighborhood giving will help
Project Renewal mature into a
truly national campaign."
"American Jews have
helped Renewal residents by
providing job training and
other programs and offering
hope," she added. "This action
means we'll work harder and
on a larger scale."
Those seeking more inf-
ormation now may call the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, 832-2120, or
the UJA Project Renewal of-
fice, (212) 818-9100.
To Hold
The Brotherhood Commit-
tee of the Palm Beaches and
Environs announces that
Governor Bob Graham's Pro-
clamation of Brotherhood for
the State of Florida for 1986
will be presented at its fifth-
annual Luncheon-Convocation
on Feb. 5 at the Royce Hotel in
West Palm Beach.
Brotherhood Man-of-the-
Year Awards will be presented
to Reverend Learie J. Alford,
Pastor, Roanoke Baptist
Church; Reverend Allen
Hollis, Pastor, Union Con-
gregational Church and Rabbi
Alan Sherman of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
Bond awards contributed by
Community Savings, Barnett
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and Loan will be granted for
outstanding Brotherhood
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Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Weinstock Addresses B&P Women
t^^T*11 E,^W*tock took time out of her busy schedule to address a dinner
H^^Ljn^TTn DimsT8 But}* *nd Professional Women's group at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches on Jan. 8. Folbwing Weinstocks presentation, which focused on the importanceofeduca-
t,the audtence parttcxpated in an informative and thought-provoking question-and-answer
Guest speaker Eleanor Weinstock.
Ellen Rampell, Women's Division Business and
Professional Women's group vice president; Bar-
bara K. Sommers and Shari Brenner, co-chairs for
the evening's event; and Roxanne Axelrod, pro-
gramming chair for B&P Women.
Angela Gallicchio, Penny Beers, and Marcia
Sharon Unatin, Janet Reiter, and Janet Schreiber. Sheri Brooks, Jane Katzen, and Judy Zeidel. Elaine Miller, Esther Zaretsky, and Jean Rubin.
Rhoda Marantz, Betsy Miller, and Robin Eleanor Strauss and Judy Goldblatt.
Laura Tumoszwicz, Ruth Benenson, and Elaine
Women's Division To Hold Open Board Meeting
Women's Division President
Mollie Fitterman and
Women's Division outreach
vice-president Adele Simon
have announced that Sandra
Rosen will chair the Women's
Division's Open Board
Meeting on Wednesday, Feb.
19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hyatt
Palm Beaches. Sheila
Finestone, a member of the
Canadian Parliament, will be
the guest speaker.
"We are including the Open
Board Meeting as part of our
overall outreach program,"
noted Mrs. Simon. "This event
complements our very suc-
cessful Outreach Day coffees
and our Jewish Women's
"We have invited all
presidents of local Jewish
Women's organizations and
the women who attended the
Outreach Day coffees to join
with us on that evening," add-
ed chairwoman Sandra Rosen.
"In order to provide continuity
throughout the year, we have
asked the women who were
kind enough to serve as
hostesses for our Outreach
Day also to serve on the Open
Board Meeting Committee."
Sandra Rosen, in addition to
her activities as a member of
the Federation's Leadership
Development Program, is a
* board member of the Women's
Division and the vice-president
of Bat Gurion Hadaasah. An
active member of Women's
American ORT, Mrs. Rosen
has also sat on numerous com-
mittees of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School.
Sheila Finestone, who was
first elected to the Canadian
Parliament in 1984, has ac-
cumulated 30 years of diverse
experience in community and
political organizations, work-
ing tirelessly for the protection
of women's rights, the elderly
and youth.
From 1970 to 1972 Ms.
Finestone was chairperson of
the Women's Federation of
the Allied Jewish Community
Services of Montreal, and in
1975 she served as official
hostess for the Israeli team at
the Montreal Olympic Games.
Ms. Finestone was vice-
president of the Allied Jewish
Community Services from
1972 to 1978 and served as
director of youth protection
for Jewish Family Services
from 1978 to 1980.
Named to the executive com-
mittee of the National Action
Committee on the Status of
Women in Canada, Ms.
Finestone also was elected as
the first English-speaking
president of the Federation
Des Femmes Du Quebec, a
130,000-member women's
In addition, Finestone,is a
member of an advisory com-
mittee on the status of women
of the Canadian Jewish Con-
gress and a member of the In-
terfaith Task Force for Soviet
"As a highly effective com-
municator and a professional
woman engaged in political
and community activities,
Sheila Finestone should have
some pertinent advice regar-
ding how we, as concerned
Jewish women, can maximize
our effectiveness," concluded
outreach vice-president Adele
For more information con-
cerning the Open Board
Meeting or other Women's
Division programs, please con-
tact Lynne Ehrlich, director of
Women's Division, at
Vienna House
Bomb Hits
VIENNA (JTA) A house
accommodating several Jewish
families was severely damaged by
a bomb explosion here. There
were no injuries and no immediate
clues, but a recent raah of anti-
Semitic graffiti in the
neighborhood points to neo-Nazis.
The damaged building is owned
by the Jewish Club for Culture
and Education. Several cars park-
ed is front were destroyed, and
the windows of nearby buildings
ware shattered by the blast
Sandra Rosen
Sheila Finestone
Teen Alcohol/Drug
Awareness Seminar
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches and
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Inc., are co-sponsoring a "Teen Alcohol/Drug
Awareress" seminar on Thursday, Feb. 13,1986, at 7 p.m.
Two guest speakers from DATA (Drug Abuse Treatment
Association) will lead the presentation and discussion.
Bring any of your specific questions or concerns and be
prepared for a fun learning experience. There will be no
charge for this seminar, which will be head at Jewish Fami-
ly and Children's Service, 2250 Palm Bench Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104, West Palm Beach.
For pre-registration or info
en! 684-1991 or

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Women's Division Leadership^
Development Brunch
Hostess Leah Siskin is joined by Women's Division campaign
vice president Carol Greenbaum, Mosaic hostess Barbara
Gordon, and Women's Division leadership development vice
president Susan Wolf-Schwartz.
On Sunday, Jan. 12 over 130 residents of
Poinciana Golf and Raquet Club attended a
cocktail reception on behalf of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal campaign. Journalist and
television producer Israel Amitai was the
guest speaker.
Poinciana Cocktail Reception
Jaime Landerman, Susan Wolf-Schwartz, Janet Reiter, Keva
Steinberg, Judy Schimmel, Leah Siskin, Clair Kazinec, and
Lynne Ehrlich, Women's Division director.
Jules Klevan, chairperson, Israel Amitai, guest speaker; Irving Kaplan, co-chairperson
greeted the audience and in- and his wife Pearl; Shirley Klevan and Jules Klevan,
traduced Israel Amitai. chairpersons; and Sid Karp, co-chairperson.
Behind the Headlines
A Debilitating 'Jewish Disease*
Faye Stoller, assistant Women's Division director, is joined
by Sandy Heilbron, Soni Kay, Laura Balas, Irene Katz, and
Ellen Bovarnick.
JCDS To Hold
Science Fair
On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7
p.m. the Jewish Community
Day School of Palm Beach
County will hold its Second
Annual Science Fair at the
school, 5801 Parker Avenue,
West Palm Beach.
All the children from first
through eighth grades will be
submitting projects, and judg-
ing will take place prior to the
opening of the Fair. In addi-
tion, the kindergarten will be
presenting a class project.
Each student had to submit
his/her ideas in writing to the
teacher for approval. Along
with the written proposal the
children in grades 6, 7, and 8
will be defending their projects
orally before one of the judges,
Dr. Louis Iozzi, Professor of
Science Education at Rutgers
Prizes will be given for 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place with as
many Honorable Mentions as
the judges feel deserve them.
The winners will be announced
at the Fair.
Winners in the upper grades
will be eligible to compete in
the Regional Science Fair.
The public is cordially in-
vited to attend.
Thousands of Jews
throughout the world are af-
flicted with a debilitating
genetic disorder that,
although the most prevalent
of "Jewish diseases," re-
mains virtually unknown to
its potential victims.
Discovered by a Frenchman
named Phillippe Gaucher (pro-
nounced Goshay) in 1882, the
disorder Gaucher's disease
affects mostly Ashkenazic Jews,
of whom one out of 12 is a poten-
tial carrier, according to the
recently established National
Gaucher Foundation, which sup-
ports research on the disease as
well as assorted programs to help
those who suffer from it.
WITH 20,000 diagnosed cases
in the U.S. alone 80 percent of
them Jewish Gaucher's Disease
is twice as common among
Ashkenazic Jews as the better-
know Tay-Sach8, a fatal genetic
disorder which, like Gaucher's, is
caused by the absence of a certain
Estimates point to one in 40,000
as potential victims of the disease
among babies bom into the
general population. Of those born
to Jews, the figure is one in 600.
Scientists have attributed
Gaucher's to the absence of the
enzyme glucocerebrosidase a
deficiency which causes the body
to store abnormal quantities of
fatty materials, called lipids, in
the liver, spleen and bone
THE DISEASE, which can be
diagnosed at any age, frequently
causes an enlargement of the
spleen or liver, or both, as well as
chronic anemia, bleeding and
painful bone inflammation, which
sometimes requires hip and other
bone replacements. Its victims
often develop an abnormally
distended abdomen, which brings
extreme discomfort and
"Children who have the disease
look like they're pregnant with
triplets," Jill Talisman, who was
recently appointed the National
Gaucher Foundation's executive
director, said in a telephone inter-
view. Talisman said she initially
became interested in Gaucher's
Disease through her acquaintance
with a couple whose two children
had acquired it.
Perhaps the most disturbing
feature of Gaucher's is its con-
tinued success in eluding the at-
tention of those most likely to be
affected. Even physicians fre-
quently misdiagnose the disorder
not uncommonly as leukemia -
and once they detect it through a
skin biopsy do not always prove to
be sufficiently informed
themselves about its nature, ac-
cording to Talisman.
A woman from Indiana, for ex-
ample, called the Foundation
recently after being diagnosed as
having Gaucher's by a doctor who
told her the disease was fatal. But
Gaucher's is seldom fatal,
Talisman said.. And like Tay-
Sachs, which she observed has
"vitually been obliterated" thanks
to research and massive publicity
campaign, it is not unavoidable.
AS A GENETIC disease,
Gaucher's can only affect children
born of parents who are both car-
riers of the defective gene. In that
case, there is a 25 percent chance
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Florida Fourth Highest
But ADL Notes Decline in Anti-Semitic Attacks
Florida had the fourth
highest number of anti-
Semitic incidents directed
against Jews and Jewish in-
stitutions in the United
States, according to an an-
nual audit conducted by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
The total number of incidents in
Florida decreased in 1985 com-
pared to 1984, and in that regard
were consistent with the national
trend. The findings, made public
recently by Nathan Perlmut-
ter, ADL's national director in
New York, were divided into two
basic categories: 1) vandalism,
ranging from swastika daubings
. to bombings; and 2) personal
assaults, threats and
638 reported incidents of van-
dalism against Jewish institutions
and private Jewish homes in 34
states and the District of Colum-
bia, an 11 percent decrease from
the 1984 total of 715. The 638 in-
cidents included 6 arsons, as
against 9 in 1984; 5 attempted ar-
sons, as against 8 last year; 3 bom-
bings, the same as in 1984; and 3
attempted bombings, as against 1
in 1984. The report points out that
although there were fewer in-
cidents of vandalism, several were
particularly disturbing and receiv-
ed nationwide attention.
306 anti-Semitic assaults
(such as beatings), threats and
harassments (such as abusive
mailings and telephone calls)
against Jews and Jewish proper-
ty, a 17 percent decrease, from
369 in 1984.
FLORIDA'S 47 incidents of
vandalism in 1985 were a slight
decrease from the 51 incidents
recorded in 1984. Reported in-
cidents included 7 synagogue van-
dalisms, gun shots fired at a
Jewish Federation building in
South Florida and recurring acts
of anti-Semitic graffiti at the
building site of a Jewish Com-
munity Center in Broward
There was a more significant
decrease in the state in the
number of "assaults, threats and
harassments," totalling 13 in 1985
compared to 25 in 1984.
Arthur Teitelbaum, ADL's
Southern Area director, said that
the decrease in the total number
of incidents in Florida was "a
positive trend, though still deeply
troubling, because each occur-
rence involves trauma-for the vic-
tims and serves as a reminder of
the challenges we still face from
bigotry and discrimination."
Perlmutter pointed out that the
new findings reflect a general
five-year downward trend, inter-
rupted by a small increase in 1984.
He called the current statistics
"encouraging" and said they were
most likely the result of stricter
legislation, vigorous law enforce-
ment and increased educational
He added, however, that while
the audit is "a useful yardstick for
measuring one aspect of anti-
Jewish hostility in the United
States, there are other manifesta-
tions of anti-Semitism."
HE SINGLED out the
The criminal conspiracy laun-
ched by "The Order," a neo-Nazi
group committed to overthrowing
the government which it declares
is Jewish controlled. Ten of its
members were convicted by a
Federal Court in Seattle in
December (11 others had earlier
pleaded guilty) for crimes commit-
ted in 1984, including the murder
of Alan Berg, a Jewish talk show
host in Denver, and a synagogue
bombing in Idaho.
The activities of such other
organized right-wing anti-Jewish
hate groups as the Ku Klux Klan,
the Posse Comitatus and the Iden-
tity Church movement, which
pose continuing dangers despite
declining membership.
The propaganda of Liberty
Lobby and Lyndon LaRouche's
organization, even though both
anti-Semitic groups suffered
significant setbacks in 1985 due to
defeats in lawsuits Liberty Lob-
by lost its suit against William F.
Buckley for calling it anti-Semitic;
LaRouche lost his suit against
NBC and ADL for defamation.
The collaboration of extreme-
left organizations in attacking the
most basic concerns of Jews
regarding the security of Israel.
The continuing anti-Semitic
rhetoric in the United Nations by
Saudi, Libyan, Jordanian and
other Arab delegates, ten years
after the passage of the resolution
equating Zionism with racism.
THE AUDIT was prepared by
the Research Department of
ADL's Civil Rights Division from
data gathered through the
monitoring activities of the
agency's 30 regional offices
around the country.
According to the audit, New
York and California were again
the states with the most van-
dalism incidents: New York had
199 as opposed to 237 in 1984;
California had 85 as oposed to 99
the previous year. New Jersey
succeeded Maryland as the third
highest on the list and was one of
the few states with an increase, 74
as against 56, followed by
Florida's 47; Maryland, 38, down
31; Pennsylvania, 31, up 3; Il-
linois, 23, up 4; Massachusetts, 22,
up 2; Michigan, 14, up 7; Virginia,
14, up 5; Connecticut, 12, up 7;
and Minnesota, 11, down 4.
The remaining 22 states and the
District of Columbia each
reported fewer than 9 incidents.
ACROSS THE country, 78 per-
sons were arrested in connection
with 48 incidents in 1985. In 1984,
there were 84 arrests in connec-
tion with 51 incidents. The
League noted that the overwhelm-
ing majority of those arrested con-
tinued to be young people no older
than 20 years of age.
In addition to the convictions of
members of "The Order," ADL
highlighted two other instances of
particularly effective law enforce-
ment in 1985. One was the arrest,
trial, conviction and sentencing of
James Ellison, a leader of the anti-
Semitic group, The Covenant, the
Sword and the Arm of the Lord
(CSA), for various crimes in-
cluding a fire that destroyed the
Beth Shalom synagogue and com-
munity center in Bloomington,
He received 20 years. The other
was the arrest and sentencing of
three teen-agers who drove a
bulldozer into the wall of Temple
Beth Shalom in Manalapan, N.J.
For this crime they were sentenc-
ed to jail terms ranging from 60
days to one year, ordered to make
financial restitutions and to per-
form community service while on
five-year probation after serving
their jail sentences.
THE AUDIT listed
chronologically, incidents of anti-
Semitic violence and harassment
which attracted widespread media
and public attention. They
A pipe bomb explosion in a
synagogue in Northbrook, 111., a
suburb of Chicago, in April. The
same month, six teenagers were
arrested for spray painting anti-
Semitic graffiti on a Jewish school
in Cedarhurst, Nassau County,
N.Y. In a nearby town, Great
Neck, Nassau County, another
Jewish school suffered $125,000
in damage when it was attacked
by vandals who went on a fur-
niture smashing rampage;
In May, arson at the South
Baldwin Jewish Center in Nassau
County ignited hundreds of
prayer books and shawls. The
same month an apartment
building in Great Neck was defac-
ed with swastikas and threats
such as "we kill Jews" written
with feces.
In July, pipe bombs were
discovered at a San Francisco
synagogue and the home of a local
rabbi. In Denver, swastikas were
scrawled on the childhood home of
Golda Meir, the late Israeli Prime
In August, the Milwaukee
Jewish Center and two other
Jewish-owned buildings were
defaced with swastikas;
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah
September, vandals scrawled
slogans and swastikas were
painted on a public elementary
school building in Rockville, Md.;
In November, a sign announc-
ing the future site of a synagogue
in Reston, Va., was cut down after
having been defaced with
swastikas earlier in the year.
THE REPORT noted that the
smashing of the windows of 21
Jewish-owned shops in Brooklyn
in November was not counted in
the audit as being anti-Semitic
since a Jewish man described as
having a "history of psychological
problems" confessed to the crime.
The ADL audit includes a seven-
year composite graph of the an-
nual national totals of anti-Semitic
incidents, a state by state
breakdown of the current figures,
and a table of states with "ethnic
crime" statutes, some of them
based on ADL model legislation.
on a
anti-Semitic slogans
synagogue in Laurel, Md.;
In October, "Jews Must Die"
and "Hitler Youth" and other
Catholic Student Ends Hunger Strike on
Behalf of a Soviet Refusenik
WASHINGTON (JTA) Lisa Paul, a University of
Minnesota senior who grew up a Catholic in Appleton,
Wise., ended a 25-day hunger strike recently that she
began on behalf of Soviet Jewish refusenik, Inna Meiman,
who has been denied a visa to go to the West for treatment
of cancer.
Paul, 24, fought back tears as she told of her friendship
with Meiman and other refuseniks and dissidents at a
Capitol press conference sponsored by the Union of Coun-
cils for Soviet Jews and hosted by Sen. Paul Simon (D., 111.).
The young woman, whose major is Russian studies, spent
two years in the Soviet Union as a domestic taking care of
children. She said she met Meiman, 54, a former professor
of English, when she sought a tutor in the Russian
Paul said she undertook her hunger strike, with the reluc-
tant approval of Meiman, in the hope it would arouse
awareness of Meiman's case. If nothing else, she said, it
may have offered her a spark of hope.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Yiddishists Welcomed At German Conference
Forty years after the end
of the war, Germanists from
50 countries have gathered
in Germany for the first
time. We know why you did
not come before.
During the years of Hitler's
Reich, your predecessors and
some of you too had to endure
and suffer from the enormous con-
flict resulting from the country
whose language and culture they
loved, to which they had dedicated
their work, even their lives, hav-
ing become representative of
what they had to fear and struggle
BUCHENWALD was close to
the Ettersberg from which Goethe
so often gazed over the Thur-
ingian landscape. His language,
the language of Martin Luther
and Friedrich Holderlin, of Karl
Marx and Thomas Mann, of Hugo
von Hofmannsthal and Sigmund
Freud, was misused and
maltreated by monsters and
In those years, non-German
university teachers of the German
language and German literature
experienced and, like their
pupils, have never again forgotten
how the very country which had
given Kant's "On Eternal Peace"
and Leasing's "Nathan" now com-
mitted the crimes of Guernica,
Coventry, Leningrad, and
They experienced how the Na-
tional Socialists laid claim to this
country's great spiritual legacy,
deploying it as grist for their mills
of death.
who burned and suppressed the
works of Jewish and politically
proscribed writers, critics, and
scholars, driving their authors in-
to exile or bringing about their
silence and death, then also at-
tempted to present Schiller or
Kleist as Hitler's precursors and
comrades-in-arms. To the dismay
of people watching from outside,
the Nazis found an army of
followers in German-speaking
countries and not just among
harmless citizens but also among
writers and theatre people,
among critics and journalists, and
among professors of German and
teachers of the language.
Amid the murderous uproar of
this chauvinistic cultural revolu-

Federal Republic President Richard von Weizsaecker gave
an impressive speech before the World Congress of Ger
manists at Gottingen, West Germany, last Aug. 26 during
which he welcomed the presence of Yiddish scholars and the
'strong and significant emphasis (that) is being put on Yid-
dish Studies here.' The magazine, 'Kultur Chronik,'
published in Bonn by Inter Nationes, featured selected ex-
cerpts from President von Weizsaecker's address in a recent
issue. They are reproduced herewith.
1 am happy that strong
emphasis is on Yiddish
Studies' President Von Weizsaecker
tion, the voices of the shrewd and
the brave, the unwavering and the
non-conformist, who had remain-
ed in Germany and, subject to
state pressures based on violence,
could only speak quietly, secretly,
and allusively, were scarcely to be
heard any longer from the
TODAY WE know that is how
things were, even though there
also exists moving and splendid
testimony to the fact that many
people inside and outside the Nazi
state and not least exiled
teachers of German held fast at
that particular time to the great
works of German literature if they
did not want to abandon their
memories of another Germany or
their hopes of a better future.
Gottingen is a good place for a
congress like yours. History and
the present day make their con-
tribution too ... The Brothers
Grimm, founders of scholarship,
worked here in Gottingen. They
achieved greatness as researchers
into culture and artists with
language, but they were also
and primarily great because
they recognized with total clarity
that a friend of the word is bound
by conscience to truth.
When the King of Hanover
wanted to force them to break
their oath to the constitution,
Jacob Grimm responded with
those beautiful words with which
you are all familiar: "If scholar-
ship is no longer allowed to have a
conscience here, it must seek
another home."
YOU WHO are our guests here
today in turn provided German
Studies with a home in your coun-
tries during the 12 bad years. You
protected that German spirit
which is worthy of all honor,
knowing how to distinguish it
from barbarism.
How difficult that probably
often was! I thank you for that
with all my heart.
I am particularly happy about
the fact that Yiddish scholars are
taking part in this congress, and
that such a strong and significant
emphasis is being put on Yiddish
Studies here. For a German it is
profoundly consoling to think that
you are ready to come together
with German scholarship once
Gratitude for that mainly spr-
ings from the conscience, not
from the intellect. It would be
good if this congress were to con-
tribute towards even greater
dissemination of the great Yiddish
writings in Germany since the
spirit, tradition, and humanity of
a great part of European Jewry
are preserved and continued to
exist in that literature.
GRIEF ABOUT what happened
will become more true and pro-
found through having en-
countered the intellectual and
spiritual wealth of the literature.
After a period of excessive over-
rating of German culture, there
has also been a tendency in this
country in recent decades towards
underestimation of our spiritual
traditions. That sometimes took
on a degree of confusion, and, in
my opinion, is almost as wrong as
its opposite. A love of what is
foreign that is not founded on love
of one's own culture is just as
unacceptable as a love of national
traditions which fails to develop
understanding within ourselves
for what is net German.
The German language contains
sentences of the greatest beauty
and purity which could only be ex-
pressed in such a way in German
as there are sentences of
similar standing in the world's
other languages which could only
be shaped in those particular
languages. German culture also
opens up to the foreigner a rich
realm of culture, knowledge of
which expands his horizons and
grants him spiritual joy.
To whom am I saying that? For
you, Germanists from other coun-
tries, this joy was probably an im-
portant reason for your choice of
profession. Your sympathy for
and interest in what constitutes
the foundations of our cultural ex-
istence fills us with gratitude.
YOU KNOW more about us
than many Germans know about
themselves. You pass judgment
with what is often a salutarily
greater degree of detachment
than we do ourselves, with fewer
Continued on Page 11
Optimism in Israel
Tennis Moving into the Big-Time
Shahar Perkia, 23, Israel's second-ranked tennis player,
demonstrates his skill at the Ramat Hasharon Tennis Center.
There is an atmosphere of
optimism in Israeli tennis
circles today. It prevails
despite the fact that the
Israeli national tennis squad
was beaten in the final of its
Davis Cup tennis zone for
the second year running,
thus missing promotion to
the elite league of the
world's 16 most powerful
tennis nations.
Dr. Ian Froman, executive
director of the Israel Tennis
Centers, remains confident that
next year Israel will make it third-
time lucky in winning promotion.
"Time is on our side, he says.
"We have young players who can
only improve. And the country as
a whole is a young tennis nation.
Ten years ago, hardly anybody in
Israel was playing tennis. Stan-
dards can only improve, produc-
ing even better stars."
ALL THE SAME, the present
crop of stars has proven itself in
the international arena. In 1984,
Israel reached the final of its
Davis Cup European Zone only to
lose by a whisker, three games to
two, against the Soviet Union in
Russia. Reaching the final again
in 1985, Israel was drawn away to
Britain. Its four-to-one defeat was
closer than the score suggets, and
Israel was also hampered by being
forced to play on grass, conditions
that suited the home team's taste.
Israel's senior Davis Cup racket
is Shlomo Glickstein. Although
the veteran player has slipped
down the world rankings to the
lower one-hundreds, this does not
denote loss of form but a decision
to spend more time at home in
Ashkelon with his wife and newly-
born baby. Indeed Glickstein has
lost only two Davis Cup matches
in the past two years, and he
recently won his ninth successive
Israeli championship, beating
local players who are higher than
him in the world rankings.
Israel's number two racket is
now 23-year old Shahar Perkis
from Haifa. Perkis is ranked 60th
in the world and would un-
doubtedly have been higher had
he not suffered from Ul health
(never adequately diagnosed) for
several months.
SOON LIKELY to overtake
Perkis in the world standings is
Amos Mansdorf, currently
number 80. Mansdorf recently
celebrated his 20th birthday by
reaching the final of the Nabisco
Grand Prix Tennis Classic at
Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv,
where he was beaten by American
Brad Gilbert, the world's number
Mansdorf grew up in Ramat
Hasharon as did 18-year-old Gilad
Bloom, now ranked 190 in the
world. Both are products of the
Ramat Hasharon Tennis Centers'
training program, which selects
the finest young players from
around Israel for intensive tennis
But perhaps the Israel Tennis
Centers are most famous for the
manner in which they have used
tennis to enhance urban renewal
programs. While tennis is a snob
Srt in most countries, Tennis
nters in Israel have been con-
structed in disadvantaged
neighborhoods and training pro-
grams have been used, not only to
teach local youngsters tennis, but
Coatiaaed oa Page 11
game is used to enhance
urban renewal programs

Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Brink of Sporting Sensation
Bowls Is No Old Man's Game Anymore
Israel is on the brink of a spor-
ting sensation. And it has nothing
to do with basketball giants Mac-
cabi Tel Aviv or tennis stars
Shlomo Glickstein and Shahar
Perkis. The only tenuous connec-
tion is that the young Perkis was
preferred by the editors of the
Jerusalem Post as their Israeli
Sportsman of the Year over Cecil
Bransky. Their decision was based
on the fact that lawn bowls
Bransky's speciality is a minor
sport in this country.
But nothing could be further
from the truth, for bowls is boom-
ing up and down the country, as
well as being an international
sport played around the globe.
Bransky's success on the interna-
tional circuit he finished sixth in
the singles of the Men's World
Lawn Bowls Championship in
Aberdeen last summer and was
runner-up in the World Indoor
Championship in Glasgow last
February is certain to have con-
tributed in no small way to the
rise in popularity of the game in
ed a five-man Israeli team on a
tour of Northern Ireland, the first
time Israel has been invited to
tour another bowling nation. "It's
the biggest thing that has happen-
ed to bowls in this country," Bran-
sky declared. "The kind of
breakthrough we have been
waiting for."
And Bransky's optimism is
shared by Israeli bowls supremo
Jack Rabin. With an eye cast in
Bransky's direction, Rabin
predicts: "Israel will soon boast a
world champion. Not only that,
but the atmosphere within the
Israeli game at the moment is
electric. After carefully laying the
foundations, we are on the verge
of exploding on to the sports
scene," says a super-confident
Rabin, who is at present the presi-
dent of the Israel Bowling
Between 1953 and 1975, there
were only two bowling greens in
Israel. Today, there are seven
clubs in Ramat Can, Caesarea,
Netanya, Ra'anana, Savyon, Kfar
Hamaccabiah and Haifa, and land
has been approved next to the
Knesset for the first green to be
built in Jerusalem.
started in Carmiel, while
strenuous efforts are being made
to win over the kibbutzim and
moshavim to the sport. "The
game has really taken off in the
last couple of years," beams
49-year-old Rabin, a native South
African who came to this country
24 years ago.
"It's been a major breakthrough
with an influx of Hebrew-
speaking young bowlers joining
the game. This is what we've been
waiting for. Now we must con-
tinue to attract new blood; that in
turn will keep the old guard on
their toes and above all produce a
local player capable of winning a
world title."
The Israeli climate is almost
perfect for year-round bowling,
and the highly social aspect of the
game, with its appeal to both
sexes of all age groups, combine
to create a relaxing atmosphere
much needed in the hectic world
of daily living in this country.
That's a view shared by the
father of Israeli bowls, 78-year-old
Max Spitz, who brought the game
here from South Africa in 1950,
together with Percy Manham and
the late Jack Raphael. They ac-
quired a site in Ramat Gan from
one time Mayor Avraham Krinitz
and, after a lot of hard work and
sweat, the Ramat Gan club was
founded with a single green. Now
Ramat Gan boasts two rinks and a
superb $250,000 new clubhouse.
"The game here has tremendous
potential, and the way things are
going it has a terrific future,"
says Spitz, who now holds the
esteemed office of honorary life
president of the IB A.
IN THOSE early days, and even
today, Spitz is aware of the impor-
tance of attracting Sabras to the
sport. He persuaded one young
Tel Aviv neighbor to try her hand
at the sport, and Rina Lebel has
never looked back. A first genera-
tion sabra, she won the first
women's singles championship
held in this country and is stui
ranked among the top five female
bowlers in Israel. Earlier this
year, she travelled to Melbourne,
Australia as part of the five-
strong Israeli women's team, to
compete in the women's world
bowls championship.
"Israeli bowls has come a long
way, and the best is yet to come,"
says Bransky. The 42-year-old
South African immigrated to
Israel in 1980, when he had
Tennis Becoming Big Time
In Atmosphere of Israeli Optimism
( "Mil ue also to teach them discipline and
Blanche Blumberg, spokesper-
son for the Israel Tennis Centers,
reports that there are now eight
Tennis Centers around Israel with
a total of 84 courts. They are
located in Ramat Hasharon,
Jerusalem, Ashkelon, Haifa,
Kiryat Shmona, Arad, Pardes
Hanna and Jaffa. There are cur-
rently 4,000 children taking ten-
nis center courses and an addi-
tional 4,000 attend the centers
through school-run programs. A
total of 70,000 children have pass-
ed through the centers since the
programs were implemented
seven years ago. Most of the
centers were built with funds
from Project Renewal, the social
program financed by the Diaspora
to alleviate poverty in Israel's
underprivileged neighborhoods.
IF THE emphasis of the Israel
Tennis Centers' agenda has in the
past concentrated on giving as
many children as possible a taste
of tennis, extra resources will now
be allocated for the country's
most talented youngsters. The
best potential players have always
been creamed off and sent to
Ramat Hasharon for intensive
Now, extra facilities are being
constructed at Ramat Hasharon,
making it, in Froman's words,
"an Academy of Tennis." A gym-
nasium will provide additional
training facilities, as Froman con-
cedes that, in general Israeli
players are not fit enough and
strong enough for competition at
the highest level. Also being built
at Ramat Hasharon are six new
courts, two of them of clay.
Meanwhile, Israel's tennis fans
are focusing their attention on
next year's Davis Cup. Israel is
top seed in its group and a strong
favorite to finally win through to
the top league, despite being
drawn away from home in every
round. Success, of course, breeds
success and the more victories
chalked up at the national level,
the harder youngsters will train in
order to be stars in their turn.
already won his Springbok colors
and had established his place
among the world's best bowlers.
And he ridicules the popular
misconception that bowls is a
game played only by doddering
old fogies.
"Championship bowls is a young
man's game," he insists. "In
South Africa, people start playing
it in their teens. In Australia, they
have 750,000 active bowlers, and
the average age has dropped from
60 to 40. Like any other sport,
success depends on having natural
ability, and then practicing and
practicing and practicing."
BRANSKY'S dogged deter-
mination to be a winner has won
him many a victory as well as the
honor of being acclaimed by the
magazine, World Bowls, as "one
of the world's most distinguished
bowlers of recent years." Perhaps
this year, Bransky will win that
Sportsman of the Year title a
crown he so richly deserves.
South African Cecil Bransky, who immigrated to Israel in
1980, has had tremendous success on the international lawn
bowls' circuit.
Jewish Agency Board
Meeting Scheduled
Gathering To Be Held During Jewish Agency Week
One of the most comprehen-
sive groups of international
Jewish leaders ever to gather
in the United States will at-
tend the Feb. 18-19 meeting
here of the Board of Governors
of the Jewish Agency, it was
announced here.
The Board of Governors, the
Jewish Agency's primary
policy-making body, is compos-
ed of 74 members, represen-
ting Jewish community and
Zionist organization leader-
ship. Following the Board
meeting, Agency Board
members and staff will par-
ticipate in Jewish Agency
Week, a series of visits to
Jewish communities
throughout the United States
and Canada.
In a joint statement issued in
New York and Jerusalem,
Jerold Hoffberger, chairman
of the Jewish Agency's Board,
and Leon Dulzin, chairman of
the Agency's Executive,
described the February
meetings as "a unique effort to
bring the Israeli and Diaspora
leadership closer together.
"A wide range of North
American Jewish leadership
will be able to learn during the
New York meetings how the
Board of Governors functions.
During Jewish Agency Week,
Israeli and Diaspora members
of the Board will be brought in-
to direct contact with the
leadership of Federations and
Zionist organizations in the
Jewish communities of North
The Board's agenda will in-
clude consideration of and ac-
tion on the Agency budget,
which is primarily expended
through the major program
departments: Immigration and
Absorption, Youth Aliya,
Rural Settlement and Project
Renewal. Other topics for con-
sideration will include an up-
date on the absorption of
Ethiopian Jews, and planning
for the June 22-26 Jewish
Agency Assembly in
During Jewish Agency
Week, teams of Board
members and senior Agency
staff will visit communities to
conduct briefings on current
Agency programs. These
meetings will involve local
Guilty Verdict May Have Dealt The Order a
Death Blow
SEATTLE (JTA) The trial which concluded last
month with the jury finding 10 members of The Order a
neo-Nazi white supremacist and violent anti-Semitic group
based in the Northwest guilty of racketeering has
broken the organization, a prosecutor said here.
"I hope (the verdict) has a dampening effect on anybody,
right and left, who considers committing crimes like this
for political reasons," added Assistant U.S. Attorney Gene
Wilson, one of a team of six prosecutors in the three-and-a-
half-month trial.
The defendants were tried under the 1970 Racketeer In-
fluenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), which re-
quires the jury to find a defendant guilty of committing two
crimes to advance the goals of a criminal organization in
order to be found guilty of the charge of racketeering.
Each defendant from The Order was charged with carry-
ing out two or more crimes out of an overall list of 67
which included two murders, three armored-car robberies,
and counterfeiting as part of The Order's plot to overthrow
the government, kill Jews, and deport non-whites.
campaign leadership, Boards
of Directors of Federations,
Jewish Agency Committees
and Zionist leaders designated
by the individual communities,
in an attempt to increase
awareness of the Agency's far-
ranging activities. S
In commenting on the deci-
sion to hold the February
meetings in New York, Hoff-
berger and Dulzin stated, "By
becoming involved, the broad-
based group of Jewish leaders
will contribute to a deepening
of the partnership between
Israel and world Jewry. The
Board of Governors meeting
and Jewish Agency Week offer
opportunity for furthering our
understanding of one another
and our mutual responsibilities
both for raising the Agency's
delivery of vital services."
The meetings will be held at
the New York offices of the
United Israel Appeal and at
the Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies of New York.
Continued from Page 10
prejudices or blinkers, with
greater sobriety and yet not
without affection for the object at
issue. You are passionately involv-
ed without always getting im-
mediately worked up. That is a
great help for us.
We shall thus have much to
learn from you and of course we
hope that you too can undergo ex-
periences here which will enrich
your picture of German literature,
culture, and the current situation.
That is proper and fitting too.
Culture demonstrates its vitali-
ty in its suitability for exchange.
Everyone who really absorbs a
foreign language, takes on the
sentences and verses of another
people, contributes towards
clearer recognition of the boun-
daries between human beings,
languages, nations, spheres of
culture and social systems so that
we get to understand these boun-
daries better and thereby learn to
surmount them.

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Archeological Finds Reveal Neolithic Man

Hundreds of 9,000 year-old
artifacts unearthed recently
by Israeli archaeologists are
dispelling the popular notion
that Neolithic man was drab
and uncouth.
Some 500 objects, excavated
near the Dead Sea at a site
near what is believed to be the
Biblical Sodom, show
prehistoric man to be creative
craftman and an active trader.
Now on display at the Israel
Museum, visitors are able to
view the items, including the
oldest cloth fragments and
painted mask yet found. Other
items include many masks,
bone figurines believed to be
deities (the only such find of its
kind to date), flint and bone
tools, decorated skulls, knot-
ted and woven fibers, and col-
ored wooden beads.
"What is special about this
find," says Tamar Noy,
curator of the prehistoric col-
lection at the Israel Museum,
"is that we found objects
which are almost in the same
condition as when they were
made, that we found them all
in one place, and that they br-
ing us a message of aesthetic
and magic values of a period
relatively unkown to ar-
chaeologists and
The scene of the discovery is
a tiny cave situated in a desert
valley west of the Dea Sea call-
ed Nahal Hemar, "the river of
asphalt," about 50 kilometers
due south from Jerusalem. The
cave has an opening about the
height and width of a tall man,
but is otherwise completely
enclosed and shielded from
light and the elements a fact
which accounts for the
remarkable preservation of
the cave's contents.
Scientific testing by carbon
14 in laboratories in Israel,
South Africa and at the British
Museum in London dates the
organic materials, e.g. wooden
tools, textiles, bone figurines
and human skulls, back some
9,000 years.
The stone ceremonial mask
painted in pale steaks of
brown, red and green is only
the second mask of this period
found in this area, and the first
painted one, explains Tamar
Noy, who was charged with
the restoration of the objects.
Unusual, too, is the human
skull coated with an asphalt
decoration and the many
woven textiles and intricate
basket work.
"The skill evident in the
basketry and the textiles, as
well as the range of techni-
ques, may perhaps indicate
that these crafts were beginn-
ing to be practiced even before
the Neolithic period," Noy ex-
plains. She points to the flax-
woven textiles found in Nahal
Hemar as the first concrete
evidence that the ancients in-
deed grew flax for weaving.
The seashells unearthed
here also form a collection
outstanding in quantity and
range, unlike any discovered
hitherto, says Noy. Some of
the shells (mostly cowrie shells
from the Red Sea and whelks
from the Mediterranean) were
used as ornaments, as evidenc-
ed by the threads still attached
to several of them, and for
barter trade which was an in-
tegral part of the social and
economic relations extending
over considerable geographic
The Judean Desert has been
a source of information about
ancient cultures ever since the
1940's when the Dead Sea
Scrolls were discovered
documents written some 2,000
years ago by members of a
society harboring distinct
religious, social and national
Some years later, the Cave
of Letters was found to con-
tain a cache of second century
BCE private and public
documents, and the Cave of
the Treasure brought forth m-
ore than 400 ceremonial ob-
jects made of copper and wrap-
ped and packed into baskets,
mats and hides.
And now, Nahal Hemar has
yielded up its riches. The cave
had actually been explored by
Beduin in the Ws during the
mass "gold rush" for scrolls;
failing to find the hoard, they
gave up the search. The
dramatic discovery was made
by David Alon and Id ed-Turi
of the Department of Anti-
quities and the Archeological
Survey of Israel in 1983, when
Israel was taking a com-
prehensive survey of the
Negev after the country decid-
ed to relinquish the Sinai
peninsula as part of its 1979
peace agreement.
Some months later, Alon
and Professor Ofer Bar-Yosef
conducted the actual dig;
within two brief weeks of hard
labor, the dazzling assemblage
was brought to light to stun
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The Nahal Hemar Cave, situated on the right-
hand bank of the nahal (dry river bed) is the
small apace (4 by 8 meters) where the ar-
cheologists made their dramatic finds.
experts and laymen alike. Now v
that the artifacts are on
display, museum officials are
keeping the lights low on the
fragile finds. They are on view
in a darkened room where they
sit under glass on a cushion of
silica gel to absorb moisture.
Visitors get a 90 second look
by pressing a button that turns
on a light which is specially
filtered to block ultra-violet
This stone mask was pieced together from
several limestone fragments. It has red and
green painted bands radiating from the center
of the face. It and others were probably used
in cult ceremonies.
Lebanon Wants UN Council
to Condemn 'Israeli Aggression'
in South Lebanon
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) Lebanon is demanding
that the Security Council condemn "Israeli aggression" in
south Lebanon and that Israel withdraw all its military
forces "to the internationally recognized boundries of
Lebanon." A draft resolution with these provisions is ex-
pected to come for a vote before the Security Council soon.
The Lebanese-sponsored draft resolution was circulated
here after the Council met, at Lebanon's request, to discuss
its complaint against Israel.
The draft resolution also demands that "Israel desist for-
thwith from its practices and measures against the civilian
population in southern Lebanon" and calls for keeping
Lebanon territorial integrity and independence. Diplomats
at the UN said that they believe the U.S. will veto the anti-
Israeli resolution. Earlier in the day, when the Security
Council opened its debate on the Lebanese complaint,
Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's UN Ambassador, told the
15-member Council that Israel rejects out of hand the
Lebanese charges.
He claimed that Syria "is dictating to Lebanon to eject
any security arrangement with Israel. South Lebanon,
relatively the most tranquil part of the country, is to be
turned into another Bekaa, Beirut and Tripoli. It is to be
used as a launching ground for Syrian-directed terrorism
against Israel."
JDL Condemns Bombing Attempt
BOSTON (JTA) The head of the Boston chapter of
the Jewish Defense League has condemned the placement
of a small pipe bomb-type device that was found in a trash
barrel at Boston Garden here iust prior to the beginning of
an exhibition game between the Boston Bruins and a tour-
ing Soviet team, the Moscow Dynamo. The Moscow team
beat the Bruins 6-4.
Last month, the JDL official, Kenneth Sidman,
distributed a letter to several metropolitan area
newspapers asking that the exhibition game be cancelled.
Sidman warned in the letter of the "potential for massive
violence inside and outside (Boston) Garden."
About 75 persons, including members of the Jewish
Defense League, the local Jewish Community Relations
Council Soviet Jewry Committee, and representatives
from other Jewish organizations picketed outside the
Garden protesting the exhibition match because of the
Soviet Union's harsh treatment of its Jewish population.
A skull decorated with a basket-weave design of asphalt may
have served as a headress.
Holland Orders Unprecedented
Security Measures to Protect
Israeli, Jewish, and U.S.
Sites from Terrorist Attacks
AMSTERDAM (JTA) The Dutch authorities have
ordered unprecedented security measures to protect
American, Israeli and Jewish buildings and other
establishments throughout The Netherlands from possible
terrorist attacks.
The Justice and Interior ministries ordered the strong
measures in urgent telex messages to all provincial gover-
nors and attorney generals after receiving reports from
reliable sources abroad that Americans, Israelis and Jews
in general have been targeted by terrorists.
Similar precautions have been taken in Norway, Sweden
and Denmark following warnings from Interpol, the inter-
national police information clearing house. Sven-Ake
Hjalmroth, head of the Swedish security services, said "We
take the Interpol warning very seriously indeed."
He said it referred specifically to Jewish and Israeli in-
stitutions and installations. Swedish officials said the
threat was presumably from the Abu Nidal terrorist net-
work known to have carried out the fatal attacks on El Al
passenger facilities at the Rome and Vienna airports Dec.
Dispute Erupts Over
Kreisky's Defense of Khadafy
VIENNA An angry dispute has developed here over
former Chancellor Bruno Kreisky's defense of Libyan
leader Muammar Khadafy against charges that he was a
supporter of international terrorism.
Kreisky, whose Socialist Party still governs Austria, said
in a television interview recorded in Paris, that he has
"plenty of reliable evidence that Khadafy was not involved
in this thing."
He was referring to the Dec. 27 simultaneous terrorist
attacks on Vienna and Rome airports in which 19 persons
were killed and over 110 wounded. Khadafy has been de-
nounced by President Reagan as an abettor of terrorism
and the U.S. has imposed economic and legal sanctions
against Libya.

Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Inner Cabinet Agrees In Principle
To Settle Taba Dispute
The Inner Cabinet has agreed
in principle to settle Israel's
border dispute with Egypt
over Taba through binding ar-
bitration in the process of
which conciliation will also be
The formula, the key to an
overall package aimed at im-
proving Israel's strained rela-
tions with Egypt was
vigorously pressed by Premier
Shimon Peres. He prevailed at
a recent 12-hour marathon ses-
sion of the 10-man Inner
Cabinet (five Labor and five
Likud ministers). Previously,
the Inner Cabinet had been
Peres promptly telephoned
President Hosni Mubarak in
Cairo to inform him that the
way has been cleared for ar-
bitration, the method insisted
upon by Egypt. Peres told
reporters afterwards that the
decision finally reached by the
Cabinet's top policy-making
forum would reverse the pro-
cess of deterioration in rela-
tions between Israel and
It also apparently saved the
16-month-old Labor-Likud uni-
ty coalition government from
dissolution. Peres had made
clear he was prpared to end
the partnership if Likud con-
tinued to balk at the formula
which is a concession to Egypt
but at the same time preserves
the conciliation option
demanded by Likud.
Deputy Premier and Hous-
ing Minister David Levy, one
of the strongest voices in
Likud, also expressed satisfac-
tion with the decision. He
stressed to reporters,
however, that the stead-
fastness of the Likud ministers
ensured that what he called
"safety valves" would be built
into the rapprochement pro-
cess with Cairo, to make sure
the Egyptians live up to their
part of the bargain.
He and other Likud
spokesmen explained that the
first eight months of the ar-
bitration process would actual-
ly be a period of conciliation at-
tempts during which the ar-
bitrators would be empowered
to propose compromise
They also stressed that
Israel s agreement to arbitra-
tion would have to be matched
by a serious, uninterrupted
process of building moral,
neighborly relations between
Israel and Egypt. Most impor-
tant would be the return of the
Egyptian Ambassador to Tel
Aviv, from where he was
recalled in 1982, during the
Lebanon war; and genuine
I progress toward improving
I trade, tourism and cultural
I relations between the two
I nations.
Cabinet Secretary Yossi
IBeilin explained after the
I meeting that Israeli and Egyp-
tian diplomats will meet now
^ draft the terms of reference
for the* arbitrators and
simultaneously work out
letails of normalization. He
aid he hoped (his* process
vould take no more than a few
The Israeli diplomats are
Gen. (Res.) Avraham Tamir,
director general of the Prime
Minister's Office, and David
Kimche, director general of
the Foreign Ministry. Both
were involved in the earlier
talks with Egypt which pro-
duced the formula adopted by
the Inner Cabinet. Kimche is
presently in Greece for talks
and is scheduled to go on to
Helsinki. The new phase of
talks with Egypt will probably
await his return.
A leading Egyptian politi-
cian, former Prime Minister
Mustapha Khalil, told the
Israel Army Radio in an inter-
view, that Cairo viewed the
latest Cabinet decision as a
positive move that will be
followed by an improvement in
relations with Israel. Khalil,
who is close to Mubarak, said
the Taba dispute was the main
bone of contention between
the two countries and was
largely responsible for the
coolness between them in re-
cent years.
Peres told reporters that the
rospect of a summit meeting
etween himself and Mubarak
was improving.
But the Egyptian Charge
d'Affaires in Tel Aviv, Moham-
med Bassiouni, suggested that
a summit was not yet in sight.
He said, after meeting with
Peres and getting the text of
the Inner Cabinet's decision,
that the next step would be for
the two sides to negotiate the
terms of their compromise.
Although he, too, described
the Cabinet decision as
"positive," Bassiouni stressed
that it was just a stage on the
road to a comprehensive
peace. Analysts noted that this
was an expression that despite
its continued peace with
Israel, Egypt has not deserted
its commitment to the Arab
world to resolve the Palesti-
nian issue.
One of the key conditions
demanded by Likud and incor-
porated into the Cabinet deci-
sion was, in Levy's words, the
removal of the presence of ter-
rorism in Egypt and Egypt's
ironclad commitment not to
assist or encourage terrorists.
Likud had demanded original-
ly that Egypt eject Palestinian
Liberation Organization
representatives from Cairo.
But specific reference to the
PLO apparently was deleted.
Peres had argued earlier that
Egypt could hardly be asked to
oust the PLO when the PLO
maintained offices in many
Western European capitals.
Levy also listed Israel's long-
standing demand that the
Cairo media desist from its
scathing and often crude at-
tacks on Israel. An Israel
Radio reporter's telephone
calls to Cairo recently elicited
a less than favorable response
on that point. The reporter
was told by Egyptian officials
that the Israeli media was far
from free of strong attacks on
Egypt, but Egypt never asked
Israel to muzzle its press.
But such matters are ex-
pected to resolve themselves
if, as Peres contends, a settle-
ment over Taba will lead to a
settlement of all other bilateral
issues in a speedy and friendly
manner. The latter was the
primary aim of Peres and his
Labor Party colleagues who
were inclined to be flexible on
arbitration. They consider
Taba, a tiny sliver of beach on
the Red Sea without strategic
or economic value, not worth
an ongoing and widening
breach with Egypt.
Likud leader Yitzhak
Shamir, who is Foreign
Minister and Deputy Premier,
held out for conciliation with
arbitration only as a last
resort. Shamir argued that ar-
bitration, because it is a quasi-
legal process, would only ex-
acerbate tensions with Egypt
whereas conciliation, less for-
mal, would not have such an
The 1979 Israeli-Egyptian
peace treaty provided for both
processes to settle disputes
that cannot be resolved by
bilateral diplomacy. Arbitra-
tion is binding and both sides
must agree to accept the deci-
sion of the arbitrator as final.
Conciliation, essentially a com-
promise between rival claims,
can be effective only if both
parties voluntarily live up to
the compromise agreements.
These are essentially
legalistic matters. The dif-
ferences between Labor and
Likud ran much deeper and
were more of a philosophical
nature. Labor was prepared to
yield on some matters in ex-
change for better relations
with Egypt. Likud believes in
standing tough, making no
The Inner Cabinet session
was reported to have been one
of the stormiest between the
coalition partners, marked by
loud, hostile exchanges bet-
ween Labor and Likud
ministers. At several junc-
tures, the meeting was ad-
journed temporarily to allow
tempers to cool.

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Rishona Chapter are having their regular meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the American Savings Bank,
Westgate, C.V. AT 12:30 P.M.
Book report by Esther Samuels.
Collation to follow. All welcome.
Haifa Lodge Installation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26,
at 7 p.m., Beth Kodesh Synagogue. The installing officer
will be Ken Friedman, President of the Florida State
Association of B'nai B'rith. Refreshment will be served.
Maaada Chapter A regular meeting will be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Chase Federal Bank in the Cross
County Mall at Military Trail and Okeechobee Blvd., at 6:45
The program will be a film and discussion presented by
the March of Dimes.
Join us and bring a friend. Refreshments will be served.
Henrietta Scold Chapter is planning a Bazaar/Flea
Market and home baked cake sale on Sunday, Feb. 9 from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Council room of the Village Hall of
Palm Springs, 225 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs. Everyone
is welcome.
Tikvah Chapter, West Palm Beach, coming events:
Feb. 13: "Brigadoon*' at Royal Palm Theatre.
March 18-21: at Regency Spa.
Okeechobee Section will have their next general
membership meeting, Thursday, Feb. 20,12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, Westgate. Guest speaker will be a
representative of the Hibel Gallery.
Sid Levine, president of the South Florida Jewish Civil
Service Employees, a Chapter of the National Jewish Civil
Service Employees, Inc. invites everyone to attend the
Chapter's meeting on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the
Sunrise Vacation and Travel meeting room, 4645 Gun Club
Road, in the Gun Club shopping center between Summit
and Southern Blvds. on Military Trail, in West Palm Beach.
In conjunction with national eye care month, this
meeting will feature Dr. Ada B. Edgerton, eye physician
and surgeon, who will discuss 'Eye Care' 'You and Your
Eyes.' A question and answer period will follow Dr. Edger-
ton's talk. The public is invited to attend this very infor-
mative and important meeting.
Collation is served prior to the meeting; and this
meeting's collation is being sponsored by Adele Messenger,
former president of the Palm Beach County Women's
For information of the chapter meetings and member-
ship please contact Sid Levine, West Palm Beach; Jack
Wiener, or Don 'Orei' Schultz in Boynton Beach; or you
may write to: Sid Levine, President, 2557 Emory Drive
West VUla 'C,' West Palm Beach, Florida 33415.
On Monday, Jan. 27, the Lake Worth West Chapter will
hold their meeting at the Sunrise Bank, corner Gun Club
Road and Military Trail at 12:30 p.m. The guest will be Tom
E. Kelly, Editor of the Palm Beach Post who will speak on
his recent trip to the Soviet Union, with a slide presenta-
tion. All are welcome. A mini-lunch will be served.
The next meeting of the Mid-Palm Chapter will be held
on Monday, Jan. 27, at noon, at Temple Beth Shalom, 315
No. "A" St., Lake Worth.
This meeting will be the paid-up membership luncheon. A
book review by Helen Nussbaum will be part of the pro-
gram for the day.
The Royal Chapter is holding their Sweetheart Lun-
cheon on Monday, Feb. 10, at noon at the Holiday Inn at
4431 P.G.A. Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. This will be a
repeat of our luncheon which we had last year, and was
such a smashing success.
Muldoon's of Lake Worth will present a fashion show.
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'Center Connection' On The Air

Itzhak Perlman, one of the
world's leading violinists, will
be the guest on the Jewish
Comunity Center's radio show
on WPBR on Sunday, Jan. 26,
at 12.05 p.m.
Perlman was born in Tel
Aviv, Israel, and his initial
training was at the Academy
of Music in Tel Aviv. At age 13
he studied at the Juilliard
School of Music in New York
under Ivan Galamian and
Dorothy DeLay. He had a
recital at Carnegie Hall in
1963 at the age of 18. In 1964
Perlman won the Leventritt
Award, the most prestigious
award granted to a musician.
Perlman has received
honorary doctorate degrees
from Yale, Brandeis, and
Hebrew University in
Perlman and his wife Toby
are the proud parents of five
The JCC "Center Connec-
tion" is a service to the Jewish
Community of Palm Beaches;
news and views of Jewish In-
terest can be heard on the se-
cond and fourth Sundays of
each month on WPBR (1340)
at 12:05p.m.
Pictured at a recent interview are (left to right) "Center Con-
nection" hostess Linda Budin Kalnitsky. Itzhak Perlman,
Staci Lesser, program coordinator, and Jerry Wilner, local
news broadcaster.
Rehearsing in the dressing room before show time are local
news broadcaster Jerry Wilner, hostess Linda Budin Kalnit-
sky, program coordinator Staci Lesser, and Jewish Com-
munity Center executive director Jerome Melman.
Involuntary Allies
Britain's Jews And Moslems
Unite On Shehita Issue
LONDON (JTA) Britain's
Jews and Moslems, deeply divided
over Mideast politics, have
become involuntary allies in the
face of threats to outlaw their
respective methods of religious
Both the Jewish practice of
shehita and its Moslem equivalent
would be barred under proposals
currently being considered by the
Minister of Agriculture, Food and
Fisheries, that animals should be
stunned before they are killed.
Both communities have pro-
tested that the proposals, by the
Ministry's Farm Animal Welfare
Council, would be incompatible
with their religious principles and
deprive them of fresh meat. They
utterly repudiate the claims by the
Council, a governmental body,
that their methods of slaughter
are more cruel than others used in
British abbatoirs, and even argue
that the reverse is true.
Together with the Council's
recommendations, the Jewish and
Moslem objections are currently
being considered by the govern-
ment prior to a decision on
whether or not to submit the pro-
posals to Parliament.
Both communities are hopeful
that, in line with this country's
long tradition of religious tolera-
tion, politicians will finally decide
to put human freedom before
animal welfare, whatever conclu-
sions are reached over the suffer-
ing involved in their slaughter
In defending its sacred tradi-
tions, each comunity is speaking
only for itself. Nevertheless, in
the course of the past few months
they have become aware of their
mutual interest in defeating the
proposed reforms.
The Board of Deputies of
British Jews and the Islamic
Cultural Center have sent each
other copies of their reports to the
government. There have also been
isolated personal contacts bet-
ween Jewish and Moslem religious
Rabbi Berl Berkovich, Registrar
of the London Beth Din, whose
president is Chief Rabbi 1m-
manuel Jakobovits, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
although there was a world of dif-
ferences between Jewish and
Moslem slaughter methods, there
was common ground between the
two faiths whose beliefs were
under attack.
He said that, as an observant
Jew, he felt far less in common
with Christians than with
Moslems, whose religion, like
Judaism, embodied a precise and
detailed system of law, both writ-
ten and oral.
Although Jews shun halal meat,
Moslems find kosher food
religiously acceptable. In other
areas, too, there are points of con-
tact. Berkovich cites cases of
Moslem fathers in Britain arrang-
ing circumcision of their sons by
Jewish mohelim. He himself has
recently been asked by a Moslem
lawyer for advice on reconciling
Moslem divorce known as talak
with the British legal system.
But it is not a one-way relation-
ship. On the political level, the
Jews gain much from the large
Moslem presence in Britain.
There are no Moslem British
members of Parliament com-
pared with 30 or so Jewish MPs
and a handful of Jewish Cabinet
ministers. But the 2.3 million
Moslems in this country, out-
numbering the declining Jewish
community 7 to 1, have a for-
midable voting power.
Internationally, too, Moslems
have impressive influence, which
overshadows the discussions here
about religious methods of
slaughter. An assault on a central
tenet of their faith in Britain
would have very widespread inter-
national repercussions which no
government in its right senses
would care to arouse.
It is a reminder, too, of what
Jews and Moslems could achieve
together if, instead of the present
stnfe over territory, they were
allies in defense of their common
Debate Postponed
The Security Council, which met
here to discuss Lebanon's com-
plaint against Israel, decided to
postpone the debate and
reconvene. According to
diplomats here, Lebanon re-
quested the delay to try to modify
the anti-Israeli draft resolution
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The Fine Arts in Miami to view the "once in a lifetime" ex-
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members will include transportation and admission into the
The museum's Patio Lunchroom will be available for
those who wish to purchase lunch. The bus is scheduled to
return to the Center by 3 p.m.
Parents and children can enjoy the Asolo Touring
Theatre's presentation of "The Frog Prince," Sunday,
Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. It will be presented in the auditorium
of the Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach.
This is the final play of the Jewish Community.Center's
Children's Performing Arts Series.
Donation $4 for JCC members and $5 for non-members.
Tickets can be purchased at the Center. For additional in-
formation please call 689-7700.
Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community Center
invite all to come to Super Scoops (next to Video X-Tron on
Okeechobee Blvd.) Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. All the ice
cream one can eat is the agenda for the night. The host for
the evening is Alan Bernstein. Call 689-7700 for additional
The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will meet Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 p.m. at the
Center, at which time car pools will be arranged in order to
venture out to the South Florida Fair. Starting at 11 p.m.
the admission price includes unlimited rides until 4 a.m.
Call 689-7700 to make a reservation.
The Happy Hour (5-7 p.m.) at the Bomber Squadron on
Southern Blvd. Jan. 29 will be the time for the Single Pur-
suits (38-58) of the Jewish Community Center to be greeted
by hostesses Cynthia Katz and Marlene Zeltzer and to say
adieu to January.
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., Lennie Morman will be the
host for Brunch at Bennigan's on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
for the Single Pursuits (38-58) of the Jewish Community
Center. Donation: $1 plus one's own fare.

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Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Blazes Roads Through Galilee
' The Jewish National Fund's
Lad-building activities are the
ey to Israel s northern Galilee
evelopment as a new in-
ustrial, agricultural and
apulation center.
| This is especially true in
egard to the mitzpim, out-
osts located on rugged, hilly
errain far from larger com-
lunities. Many of these mini-
rillages, which safeguard the
entire region, obtain a
livelihood from locally-
established high-tech enter-
prises. Responsibility for blaz-
ing roads between the mitz-
pim, local industries, and
regional population centers
falls upon JNF, the organiza-
tion responsible for afforesta-
tion and land reclamation in
A striking, recent example
of JNF's roadblazing was
recently displayed at Mitzpe
Halut, in the central Galilee's
Tefen Ranges, near Ma'alot.
Thirty young pioneering
families, immigrants from the
U.S., decided to establish the
mitzpe on Mt. Halutz, some
2,400 feet above sea level, in
an area where no previous
Jewish community existed.
Creation of the mitzpe would
not be possible without a JNF-
built road to the summit, cut
45 feet into the hillside to pro-
tect the local topography from
soil erosion. JNF tractors
precariously perched on the
edge of gaping ravines, scra-
ping at boulders. The road was
built according to an architec-
tural design, and after
engineering was completed,
bare terraces were covered
with trucked-in soil and fresh
JNF completed building a
similar road to Mitzpe Ashar,
just south of Mt. Halutz in the
Galilee's Segev Region. The
organization also performed
impressive engineering feats
here, as Ashar's houses also
huddle a hilltop. Since JNF
completed the work here,
Ashar has become the
geographical focal point of the
Segev Region, offering a soar-
ing view over some 15 com-
munities established here in
the last eight years.
JNF engineers were
presented with yet a greater
challenge in building a road
connecting Mt. Halutz along
the escarpment to nearby
Tzurim, according to Yehuda
Gazit, a road builder with
JNF's Land Development
Authority. About 450,000
cubic feet of rock were ex-
cavated from the hillside to
make way for the road, which
traverses a ridge falling 1,200
feet. The road is planned as
part of a major route running
parallel to the coastal
While recent roads cut west
to east along the Galilee's
highways, future roads will
climb from the valley's floors
south to north, also connecting
isolated mitzpim to long-
established communities.
These roads are crucial links in
JNF's development of the
Galilee, an area rich in Jewish
Operation Moses
Continued from Page 1
evitably the determining
A major concern, as Ethio-
pian Jews move out of the ab-
sorption centers, is to ensure
that they enter into the
mainstream of local life.
Israel's 160 community
centers, developed largely by
the Joint Distribution Commit-
tee (funded by UJA/Federa-
tion Campaigns), are to be the
main vehicles. Veteran Israeli
and newcomer Ethiopian f-
amilies are being paired.
"This pairing is to bring
Ethiopian Jews into the
neighborhood social
framework, and to help them
use local facilities. We want to
prevent a build-up of frustra-
tion within the Ethiopian com-
munity, or tension between
Ethiopians and others in the
neighborhood," says a com-
munity center worker.
Over half the Ethiopian
Jewish community in Israel (54
percent) is younger than 18,
and the adjustment is relative-
ly fast. Nearly 3,000 are in
Youth Aliyah frameworks,
funded through
UJA/Federation Campaigns,
with the remaining 5,000
children in day schools. The
plan for the coming year is to
close separate classes and fully
integrate Ethiopian
youngsters into the schools.
Another 129 Ethiopian Jewish
students are enrolled at Israeli
universities and technical
For the community's
working-age adults, on-the-job
training programs have been
in operation since February.
Factories, hotels and chain
stores throughout the country
are employing hundreds of
Ethiopian Jews for a
shortened working day, and
allowing them time for study
after work. Within two years,
1,580 Ethiopian Jews or half
the working-age community
will have passed through the
"It's important for the
Ethiopian immigrants to get
jobs as soon as possible," says
a Jewish Agency official. "It's
psychologically healthier, and
unemployment in' Israel will
get worse before it eets better.
So it's vital that Ethiopian
Jews have employment before
the crisis more fully hits."
The problems of employ-
ment, housing and integration
into the community are all
ultimately solvable, especially
with sufficient funding. What
a Jewish Agency social worker
describes as "the worst pro-
blem," however, is less easily
In over a third of all Ethio-
pian Jewish families in Israel,
one parent it is usually the
father is absent. Often he is
dead, or trapped in Ethiopia;
sometimes the couple was
divorced. Economically and
psychologically, this puts the
family under pressure.
Contact is maintained bet-
ween divided families. Almost
every Ethiopian Jew in Israel
still has close relations in
Ethiopia, and letters are
regularly exchanged.
"The situation in Ethiopia is
very bad," says the social
worker. "But when you look
back from the freedom of the
Jewish state and a three-room
apartment with a refrigerator
and running water, to the life
you knew in an Ethiopian
village, it looks even worse."
If Israel's Ethiopian Jews
have traveled far beyond the
life they left a year ago, there
is still a long road ahead. Israel
estimates that the full absorp-
tion of the community will take
several years and ultimately
cost $300 million, including the
$125 million budgeted for the
first phase of absorption. Half
of the $125 million was raised
from American Jews through
Operation Moses, but more
funds are needed to make this
dramatic aliyah successful.
Poland Dissatisfied With
Reparations Agreement
BONN The Polish Press Agency said that it was not
acceptable that the Flick industrial conglomerate, now
owned by Deutsche Bank, will pay reparations only to Jews
who were used as slave labor by one of its subsidiaries dur-
ing World War II.
According to the Polish Press Agency, most of the slave
laborers were Russian and Polish inmates of Nazi concen-
tration camps. The Deutsche Bank, West Germany's
largest, agreed last week that Flick pay five million Marks
equivalent to $2 million to surviving Jewish concentra-
tion camp inmates forced to work for its subsidiary,
Dynamit-Nobel, under brutal and dangerous conditions.
The agreement culminated nearly 20 years of efforts by
the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Ger-
many to get compensation from Flick. The Finance
Ministry, meanwhile, published statistics showing that
West Germany has made available a total of 75 billion
Marks to Jewish and non-Jewish victims of the Nazi era.
The Federal Republic will pay another 11 billion Marks in
reparations this year.
The monies have been paid to several European countries
and to Israel, which received 3 billion Marks, and to various
organizations and many individuals. Part of the payment is
in the form of pensions to Nazi victims or members of their
families, which will be paid out for many years to come.
The Finance Ministry issued its report after a Bundestag
member, Hermann Fellner, cast aspersions on Jews seek-
ing compensation for slave laborers. Fellner, a ranking
member of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian
sister party of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's ruling Christian
Democratic Union (CDU), remarked publicly that "Jews
always show up when money .jingles in German
Jewish National Fund tractor and bulldozer team catting a
road through Israel's Galilee. Such activities are crucial to
developing industry, agriculture, and population centers in
the rocky, hilly northern region.
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Senior News
The Jewish Community Center Comprehensive Senior Ser-
vice Center, located at 2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm
Beach, provides a variety of services for persons 60 years or
older, including: transportation, recreation, education, hot
Kosher congregate meals and home delivered Kosher meals.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. These services are provided by a Federal Grant Title HI
Older Americans Act awarded by Gulf stream Agency on Ag-
ing;. There is no set fee for these services; however, par-
ticipants are asked to make a contribution.
The Jewish Community
Senior Service Center pro-
vides daily hot Kosher meals,
served at noon. Before lunch
each day at 11:30 a.m., a varie-
ty of special programs are of-
fered. Round-trip transporta-
tion is available. Reservations
for lunch and transportation
must be made in advance. Call
Carol or Lil at 689-7703 for in-
formation and/or reservations.
Following are the programs
scheduled through Jan. 31 at
11:30 a.m. in the Kosher Meal
Monday, Jan. 27 Games
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, Jan. 28 Holistic
Health and Exercise with
Shirley Fine Sheriff.
Wednesday, Jan. 29 -
Florida Power and Light -
"Budget Billing" Phyllis
Thursday, Jan. 30 Current
Events with Rose Dunsky.
Friday, Jan. 31 Program
and Shabbat Service.
Oriental Express Lunch and
Card Party
Feb. 25,-11:15 a.m. to 3:45
Lunch only: $6.75; Lunch
and Transportation: $8.
Reservations 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, Fl. (Orlando Area)
will host this great event.
Sponsored by the
Jewish Community Center
of Central Florida
Feb. 9, 10 and 11, 1986
Feb. 9, Sunday Lunch at
Royal Plaza Hotel-Walt Disney
World Village. Evening Loui-
siana Heritage dinner followed
by festival and Mardi Gras.
Feb. 10, Monday Breakfast
Buffet. Day at Epcot, evening
Feb. 11, Tuesday Breakfast
Buffet. "Seaworld," farewell
lunch and entertainment.
Single occupancy $190. Dou-
ble occupancy $155. Deposits
Call Nina Stillerman
689-7703 for complete details.
Transportation included.
Every Thursday afternoon
at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
munity Center Comprehensive
Senior Service Center,
representatives from different
agencies will be "at your ser-
vice." We invite you to stop in
and communicate on a one-to-
one basis with our visiting
agency representatives.
Jan. 23 Retired Senior
Volunteer Program Muriel
Barry explains about RSVP.
An opportunity to learn about
becoming a volunteer.
Jan. 30 A representative
from Florida Power and Light
will be at the JCC to enable
persons to present any pro-
blems or questions they may
have on a one-to-one basis.
Feb. 6 Senior Employment
Service and Senior Aides-The
National Council of Senior
Citizens An opportunity for
senior adults to obtain employ-
ment. No fee required.
Feb. 13 Legal Aid Society
of Palm Beach County A
representative will be
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tor. Thursdays 1:30 p.m.
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. Everyone
is invited to attend to any
Ruth Graham, Instructor.
Fridays 1:30 p.m. A vital
group of creative people meet
weekly to express themselves
in poetry and prose. Registra-
tion is necessary.
Weigh," Arthur Gang, In-
structor. Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
A simplified well planned pro-
gram for those interested 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.
This class is closed at this time.
Please call Mary to be put on
our waiting list.
There are no fees for the
above Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Education
classes. Participants are en-
couraged to make
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 Mary at 689-7703 for
days 2:30 p.m. Enjoy learn-
ing the art of public speaking.
This group meets every week.
Frances Sperber, president.
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.
CIL 12:30 p.m. A great
planning group that meets the
first Tuesday each month.
Special activities and trips are
planned. Call Sabina Gott-
schalk, chairperson at
683-0852 for further
Noncurricular Religious Activity
Fires First Conflict in Milwaukee
The first known local con-
flict over noncurricular
religious activity in a public
secondary school has ended
with all sides apparently
It all began last September,
when a Jewish woman in subur-
ban Mequon, Wise., complained to
the principal of Homestead High
School there that a group of Chris-
tian students studying Bible at the
school after classes ended was in
violation of the Equal Access Act
of 1984.
The Act mandates that a public
secondary school must either per-
mit all noncurriculum-related stu-
dent groups including religious
ones to meet in the school dur-
ing "noncurricular time" and
under certain conditions, or pro-
hibit all such meetings.
THE GROUP, Christians in Ac-
tion (CIA), claims a membership
of 20-30 students with a faculty
adviser. It has met weekly since
September, 1984 to study the
New Testament and hear Chris-
tian music and guest speakers. It
will continue to meet as long as it
adheres to the interpretation to
Equal Access agreed to verbally
last month by the Milwaukee
Jewish Council and the Mequon-
Thiensville School District presi-
dent, David Hase.
This agreement followed a
series of meetings involving
school administrators, Council of-
ficials, group adviser Jerre Allen,
and the woman who complained,
the interpretation agreed to, ac-
cording to Mark Kohlenberg of
the Council, is:
That the group no longer be
listed in the school's yearbook.
The listing implies group affilia-
tion with the school. Hase said the
listing in last year's yearbook
"slipped through the cracks."
That announcement of group
meetings be omitted from the stu-
dent newspaper. Again, this im-
plies affiliation with the school.
Moreover, the student newspaper,
The Spectrum, published a brief
feature article about the CIA last
November 8. The school principal,
Dr. John Box, said he has in-
structed the advisers of both
publications to omit information
about the CIA.
That the faculty adviser serve
only in a custodial role. Adviser
Allen said that he only watches
student activities because "the
school wants an adult present at
every club activity" and that the
students asked him to do so. Ac-
cording to Box and Hase, Allen
now understands his role.
That outside speakers not be
used regularly, nor proselytize.
Hase said it would be safest not to
invite outside speakers at all. Box
said none would be invited. Allen
said he agreed only that clerics
would not be invited.
That no retribution, formal or
informal, be made against the
woman who complained or her
Hase said Box would enforce
the agreement. "I've checked
since (the agreement) and I'll
check again," Box said. Allen said
the students "feel very strongly
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Indeed, Box said he never
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of the law or intended to be. "It's
a matter of how you want to inter-
pret the language,' he said.
Regardless, he said he was willing
to accept the new, "more conser-
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\L.A. 's Bradley Says:
Black-Jewish Dialogue Continues Despite Farrakhan
(JTA) Conservative and
Reform rabbis were told by
Mayor Tom Bradley of Los
Angeles that the message of
hate and bigotry spread across
the nation by the Rev. Louis
Farrakhan has revived the
black-Jewish dialogue, repor-
ting that in his city a two-day
meeting was scheduled bet-
ween 20 black and Jewish
clergymen and that some in-
dividual rabbis and ministers
had again started regular
Bradley addressed a joint
session of the Rabbinical
Assembly Western States
Region and the Pacific
Association of Reform Rabbis
recently at Temple Isaiah.
Both groups are meeting at
separate conventions here.
"We must never permit a
message of hate to split us
apart, we have so much in com-
mon historically," Bradley
said. He stated that rabbis
A Debilitating Disease
Continued front Page 8
the child will inherit it, according
to the Foundation. As with Tay-
Sachs, a blood test can establish
whether prospective parents are
Although scientists have yet to
find a cure for Gaucher's or a
surefire treatment for its symp-
toms, research in the U.S., Israel,
The Netherlands and elsewhere
appears to be making some head-
way. The gene which produces the
enzyme lacking to Gaudier vic-
tims has been identified and
At the National Institute of
Health in Washington, the en-
zyme has been successfully ex-
tracted from human placenta and
s currently being administered to
i group of afflicted children on an
experimental basis.
But if a cure remains a long way
off, the chances of eliminating the
disease, public awareness and con-
sequent prevention seem a good
deal more promising than it must
have appeared to a California man
named Rubin Bakin some 15 years
ago. A victim of Gaucher's
association of Jewish writers and
journalists was founded here Sun-
day, named after the late political
correspondent of Yediot
Achronot, Arye Zimuki. The new
organization will be chaired by
Prof. Yitzhak Vershavsky, a
I member of the World Zionist
Organization Executive. The
I meeting decided to publish a book
I in the memory of Zimuki.
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throughout the country, in search
of others who suffered from the
same disorder. As far as he knew
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ONCE THE responses began
coming in, however, it became
clear that Bakin was not alone,
and the basis for a loose informa-
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established. Bakin, who has since
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Today, his newsletter, the
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have always been in the
forefront of the civil rights
struggle, saving, "This must
continue and go further."
Bradley refused to link the
Rev. Jesse Jackson to the "vile
tongue" of Farrakhan, saying
that Jackson had apologized to
the Jewish community at the
Democratic National Conven-
tion for his remarks. "I am
against any individual or
group that supports and
believes in bigotry, anti-
Semitism or racial hatred no
matter who says it," he added.
Asked how the renewed
black-Jewish dialogue should
handle the thorny question of
affirmative action, Bradley
replied, "I am aware of the
strong reaction quota systems
represent to members of the
Jewish community. In Los
Angeles, we sat together and
developed a consensus to right
historical inequities in achiev-
ing jobs without imposing
hard, fast figures. We succeed-
ed in developing goals and
timetables acceptable to all.
Rabbi Alexander Shapiro,
president of the Rabbinical
Assembly, said he felt that the
renewed dialogue must first
"overcome the existing hurt
and suspicion within the
Jewish community resulting
from the bigotry of a Far-
rakhan, the slur of a Jackson,
and the anti-Israel and pro-
PLO posture of some members
of the Black community.
"As spiritual leaders we
must lead the way in helping to
heal the wounds and returning
blacks and Jews to addressing
the major issues, to a larger
social agenda that demands
our attention," Shapiro added.
Rabbi Jack Stern, Jr., presi-
dent of the Central Conference
of American Rabbis (CCAR),
said he believes that Jews and
blacks have a mutual obliga-
tion to creating better
understanding within both
groups and thus eliminating
any existing vestiges of anti-
black bias and anti-Semitism
that may exist; "These pre-
judices can be overcome with
dialogue, understanding and
face-to-face contact," he said.
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Synagogues To Celebrate
Amit Women Shabbat
Synagogues throughout the
United States will celebrate
"AMIT Women Shabbat," a
sabbath salute to Amit Women
(formerly American Mizrachi
Women), on Saturday, Jan. 25,
it was announced by Frieda C.
Kufeld, national president.
The synagogue services
dedicated to Amit Women are
being held on "Shabbat
Shirah'' the Sabbath of
Song when, within the tradi-
tional Jewish liturgy, the Song
of Miriam, sister oiMoses, and
the Song of Dvorah, the pro-
phetess, are read as part of the
year's cycle of weekly Torah
"Shabbat Shirah/Amit
Women Sabbat" will help
launch a national membership
drive in support of the child-
care, social services and educa-
tional projects maintained by
Amit Women in Israel. Ser-
mons by Rabbis will enlist the
understanding and support of
congregations in communities
in 37 states and the District of
"The nationwide obser-
vance," Mrs. Kufeld said, "is
designed to focus attention on
Israel's internal needs and the
work Amit Women is doing to
fill them. Israel's under-
privileged children, new im-
migrants and senior citizens
benefit from Amit's educa-
tional and social welfare pro-
jects throughout the country,
out their needs grow constant-
ly and Amit Women must
grow proportionately to ab-
sorb the additional costs of
providing for even their basic
"Shabbat Shirah, with its
message of spiritual and na-
tional initiative on the part of
Jewish women, has obvious
significance for Amit
Women," she said. "This is
why we have chosen to reach
out to concerned Jews in com-
munities all over the country
on this Shabbat, asking them
to add their support to our
vital work."
Among Amit contributions
to the fabric of Israel's life
have been the establishment of
the first vocational high school
for girls; the establishment of
the first settlement houses on
the American plan in
Jerusalem; the development of
self-governing children's
villages in Israel and pioneer-
ing efforts in childhood
development. In 1981, Amit
Women was designated
Israel's official RESHET (Net-
work) for religious secondary
technological education by the
Ministry of Education.
Ritter Named Honoree
Ben Roisman, general chair-
man of the Israel Bond Presi-
dent Country Club drive, and
Abe Yarchin, dinner chairman,
recently announced that
Lester M. Ritter will be the
honoree at The President
Country Club First Annual
Dinner Dance on behalf of
Israel Bonds on March 30 at
the Hyatt.
Lester M. Ritter has been in-
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of governors.
Ritter served as president of
Forsum Inc., an importer of
ladies accessories, handbags,
stuffed toys, dolls and novelty
items. He also served as Presi-
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and a member of their board of
Upon moving to the Palm
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ly involved in the President
Country Club. He was a com-
mittee member of the Men's
Golf Association, Special
Functions chairman of the
Club, and a member of the
committee to buy the Presi-
dent Country Club.
In 1985, Ritter served as a
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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 84-3212. 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.t 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 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Pariah 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 Catharine's 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.

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Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Candle lighting Time
Jan. 24 5:39 p.m.
Jan. 31 5:44 p.m.
Sisterhood will hold its
Board Meeting on Monday,
Feb. 3, at 9:45 a.m., and its
Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., when Fan-
nie Ushkow and her Melo-
dears, accompanied by Dora
Rosenbaum, will present The
Ten Commandments in Song.
Congregation Beth Kodesh
of Boynton Beach will install
the following newly elected of-
ficers on Sunday evening, Feb.
2 at 7:30 p.m.:
President, Leo Grossbard;
First Vice President, Joseph
Mayerson; Second Vice Presi-
dent, Isidore Weissman;
Treasurer, Ben Katz; Finan-
cial Secretary, Aaron Golden;
Secretary, Sonia Goldsmith;
Corresponding Secretary, Sal-
ly Reiser; Directors: David
Katz, George Lichtman, Jack
Wiener, Joe Linsenberg, Phil
Leventhal; Trustees: Miriam
Appelbaum, Lillian Lenovitz,
Irving Kantrowitz.
Immediately following the
installation ceremonies, enter-
tainment will be furnished by
"One Woman Band" Doreen
Stuart and "International
Singer of Songs" Salle
To cap the evening, Doreen
and Salle will furnish melodic
and toe-tapping music for dan-
cing during which time ladies
of Sisterhood Beth Kodesh will
serve refreshments.
The Beth Kodesh Board of
Directors regrets that friends
and guests cannot be invited
due to space limitations. Ad-
mittance will be for members
only. However our friends and
guests are always welcome to
join us at our services on Mon-
day and Thursday mornings
and at our Friday evening and
Saturday morning services.
Installation of Officers and
Board Members for 1986 will
take place on Friday evening,
Jan. 31 at services which begin
at 8:15 p.m. Joseph
Nerenberg, first president of
the temple, who now resides in
Deerfield Beach, will serve as
the Installing Officer. Rabbi
Joseph Speiser will co-chair
the evening. An Oneg Shabbat
| will follow the services.
On Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.,
[students of the sixth and
(seventh grades of the
Religious School of Temple
Beth David will conduct the
Friday night service, with in-
dividual readings in Hebrew
and English as well as group
participation in the melodies of
the service.
An Oneg Shabbat sponsored
by the parents of the par-
ticipating children will follow
the service.
Temple Beth David will pre-
sent a musical program in
honor of Jewish Music Month
on Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.
The musical program,
presented by Cantor Earl
Rackoff, will be highlighted by
melodies taken from within
the different traditions of
Jewish Music: Chassidic,
Operatic, Israeli, and Classic
Cantorial. The program will
also present additional aspects
of the Jewish musical
All are invited to attend this
evening of musical festivities.
An Oneg Shabbat will follow
the service.
Shabbat service on Friday,
Jan. 24 will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. The
topic of this Shabbat service
will be: "The Death of A
Tree." The importance of
trees in Judaism in observance
of Tu-B'shuvat.
At the conclusion of the ser-
vice Andy Hodes, Assistant
Director of Camp Coleman
The Union of America's
Hebrew Congregation's sum-
mercamp, will show slides on
last summer's successful
season. Services will begin at 8
p.m. Everyone is invited. Dur-
ing the service child care is
Sisterhood of Temple Beth
Zion is sponsoring a Klezmer
Music Festival to be held Feb.
8 at the Crestwood Middle
School in Royal Palm Beach.
The festival will start at 8 p.m.
Klezmer Music is Jewish
Folk Music that comes from
people sharing a tradition. It
began in medieval Europe
where bands of itinerant
Jewish musicians went from
town to town plaving for
festivals and special events.
Today the band adds a touch of
American ragtime to the music
of Jewish musicians from the
old world. The Klezmer sound
is a program of Jewish,
Chassidic, Israeli, modern and
traditional songs.
Tickets for this event are $7
per person and can be obtained
by contacting Flo Schacher or
Doris Metzger.
Temple Judea will present a
Roundtable Service and
Discussion on Friday evening,
Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. featuring as
the theme "Children and
Divorce." Rabbi Joel L. Levine
has invited three therapists,
Robert Carton, Larry Mack,
and Dr. Linda Werner to par-
ticipate in a panel discussion
and entertain questions from
the congregation. This pro-
gram will be held at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center. A
brief Torah service led by Rab-
bi Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman will be included in
the program.
Robert Carton, Larry Mack,
and Dr. Linda Werner are all
members of Temple Judea.
Their expertise in working
with children of divorced
parents is well known in our
This program is opened to
the entire community. Child
care will be provided for in-
fants and toddlers. Older
children are encouraged to
participate in this program.
Following the discussion, the
Sisterhood will sponsor the
regular Oneg Shabbat. For
more information, call the
temple office.
In honor of Tu B'Shevat, the
Jewish New Year of the Trees,
Temple Judea will hold a tree
planting ceremony on Satur-
day morning, Jan. 25 at 11
a.m. on the temple land, South
Chillingworth Drive and Con-
gress Avenue, south of the
West Palm Beach Auditorium.
In case of rain, the program
will be held in the social hall of
the First Christian Church,
next to the land.
Rabbi Joel Levine has ar-
ranged this program to em-
phasize Judaism s reverence
towards nature and the faith
the Jewish people have had
throughout the ages that
through nature, G-d reveals
Himself to humanity. This
Tree Planting Ceremony will
also stress commitment to the
land which helped inspire the
Jewish people to revive the
natural beauty of the land of
Israel. When the early
pioneers arrived in Palestine
at the end of the 19th Century,
the land was barren through
centuries of neglect. The
Jewish National Fund was
established to raise money for
the planting of thousands of
trees which beautify the land
of Israel today. Temple
Judea's religious school has
traditionally supported the
Jewish National Fund.
Through this tree planting
ceremony, Rabbi Levine hopes
that the children and their
parents will feel some of the
excitement experienced by our
ancestors in rebuilding the
land of Israel.
This ceremony will also
enhance the commitment the
congregation has made in
building the Temple Judea
which has been the dream of
every member. For more in-
formation, call the temple of-
fice. Everyone is invited to
Women's Division
Continued fro Page 1
port for Israel, at both the
governmental and Federation
levels," added co-chair Alice
For more information about
the 1986 Pacesetters' Lun-
cheon or other Women's Divi-
sion events, please contact
Lynne Ehrlich, director of
Women's Division, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Eugene Topperman Passes
Eugene Topperman, a staff
member of the Jewish Family
and Children's Service since
August, 1982, died at age 40
following a lengthy illness.
A social worker since 1968,
Mr. Topperman came to the
JFCS with a master's degree
from the Hunter College
School of Social Work and
years of casework experience
helping the frail elderly, in-
cluding a stint at the famous
Henry Street Settlement
House on the Lower East Side
of New York City and work
with the Community Service
Society of New York as a
caseworker in its Natural Sup-
ports program.
As a sensitive, flexible and
diligent clinical social worker,
Mr. Topperman led the
Caregivers' Group at the
JFCS, helping those who care
for elderly family members
cope with the physical and
emotional burdens they
Mr. Topperman also served
as a fielcf instructor to MSW
candidates and as a consultant
to the Comprehensive Senior
Service Center of the Jewish
Community Center of the
Nettie Blaustein
Nettie Blaustein, a devoted
participant in the Jewish
Federation's Chaplain Aide
program since its inception,
passed away this week. She
was a frequent visitor to the
sick and elderly Jewish pa-
tients at Doctor's Hospital in
Lake Worth.
"Nettie was one of the most
sensitive and hard working
volunteers in the Chaplain
Aides program," said Rabbi
Alan Sherman, director of the
service. "Her inspiration and
commitment to helping others
will be sorely missed."
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The Taping Of The Talmud
teenager lies on the grass out-
side the building, "Walkman"
earphones on his head and a
book in his hands. At first
glance he looks as if he is relax-
ing between classes, listening
to the latest hits while reading
a novel. A closer look reveals
that he is actually listening to
the recording of a lesson on a
tractate of the Talmud, which
he is following in the book.
Beit Midrash Torah (BMT), a
veshiva in Jerusalem's Bayit
primary source of study; the
teacher guides his students in
the use of the cassettes" The
system, however, does not
work for everybody the stu-
dent must be self-disciplined to
study by himself with the
cassettes, Horovitz conceded.
Sabato also believes that the
modern technological aid does
not break down the traditional
role of the rabbi-teacher. "It
restores the Talmud to its
original role: that of the Oral
Law," he said. It strengthens,
rather than weakens, the role
of the teacher, since "the rabbi
and 10 cassette libraries have
been opened in Israel,
Horovitz said. In addition, the
Talmudic cassettes have reach-
ed numerous countries, and
some have even been smuggl-
ed into the Soviet Union, ac-
cording to Sabato. He added
that the aid opens up new
vistas for blind students, who
until now have had no access
to the Talmud.
U.S. Envoy To Egypt Resigns
WASHINGTON (JTA) Reagan Administration of-
ficials confirmed the resignation or U.S. Ambassador to
Egypt Nicholas Veliotes and denied reports that he was
forced out in an effort to smooth relations with Egypt
following the Achille Lauro hijacking last October.
Calling the envoy's performance in Egypt "topnotch,"
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said that Veliotes
decided to end his long career in the Foreign Service
because he was offered an attractive position in the private
sector. He will reportedly become president of the New
York-based Association of American Publishers.
Veliotes most recently came to public attention last fall,
when his angry demands that Egypt prosecute the hi-
jackers of the Italian cruiseship Achille Lauro was recorded
without his knowledge and aired on radio and television.
While Beit Midrash Torah
lias recorded the Mishnah and
Gemara in Hebrew, elsewhere
in the world recordings are be-
ZOA President Assails
Vegan~neYghtorhoid7priman- of the teacher, since "the raom prepared in English and in PSlTnilPQ Tl AlllPQ
lv for vouth from the diasDora. nowadays cannot spend hours Yiddish. "Yeshivot in the j|iIUpCCtll XVlllCO
ly for youth from the diaspora, ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ M
is in the process of producing
the entire Talmud on casset-
tes. All the recordings have
already been completed, and
the institute is now bringing
out each tractate in an attrac-
tive cassette binder, complete
with reading aids to help the
student follow the lessons.
Each month a new tractate is
being produced, and 16 of the
planned 30 binders are already
"The project is of recent vin-
tage," said Rabbi Moshe
Horovitz, director and founder
of BMT, in a recent interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency. "It started off five
years ago when we recorded
individual classes." The pro-
ject snowballed thanks to the
impetus of a class of 15 boys
who decided to record the en-
tire Talmud.
"We discovered that there
was a rabbi in Beit El, Shabtai
Sabato, who was also recor-
ding his classes on cassettes. A
contingent of boys from BMT
went out there to ask whether
he could give us copies of his
cassettes, and the upshot was
that Sabato came to BMT, br-
inging his entire class with him
to work with us on the pro-
ject," Horovitz said. "Our
plans at first were not so gran-
diose, but our spiritual ap-
petite grew with time."
The BMT now has a cassette
library and students can take
out the tapes of the tractates
they are studying. The project
is in line with the institute's
concept of learning: "The main
goal of an educational institute
should be to bring the student
to the point where he can do
individual study and research
where he is self-propelled and
disciplined," Horovitz pointed
A 3,000-Hour Class
The institute, which is run
by the Torah Education
Department of the Jewish
Agency, celebrated the com-
pletion of the recordings in the
presence of the country's two
chief rabbis. "By then we had
the entire 'Shas' (the Hebrew
acronym for The Six Orders of
the Mishnah) on tapes," said
Sabato said he sat with his
class for a total of 3,000 hours,
spending an hour on each page
of Talmud. Afterwards, the
tapes were spliced and edited,
leaving only the teacher's
voice lecturing. With each
cassette encompassing some
two or three pages of the
Mishnah or Gemara, the com-
plete Talmud takes up exactly
1,000 tapes.
"It is not intended to
diminish from the role of the
teacher," Horovitz said. "On
the contrary, it is to serve as a
teacher's aid and not as a
in medieval times when every
rabbi had perhaps three or
four students whom he taught
during his entire lifetime." To-
day the teacher spends only a
few hours a week with his
students; therefore the casset-
tes only strengthen the bond,
United States are now in the
process of recording the
Talmud in English and some
tapes are being prepared in
Yiddish," Horovitz said.
"A student who comes from
the diaspora can study the en-
tire 'Shas' in four years, even
enabling the student to receive he does ^ haye & \ com.
mand of Hebrew,* Sabato
observed. "Today, with the
more instruction, Sabato
Cassettes Have Reached
Numerous Countries
Recordings of the Talmud
have been bought from BMT
help of this modern aid, there
nobody who can say:
would like to study, but do not
have the means to do so.''
dent, Alleck A. Resnick,
criticized the European allies
for their failure to answer
President Reagan's call for
economic sanctions against
Libya. "There is no question
that the failure of the Western
nations to cooperate with the
United States and Israel has
encouraged the very terrorism
Western nations seek to cur-
tail," said Resnick. "The
failure to adopt a unified ap-
proach at this time," he said,
cannot but work against the in-
terests of the free world."
Resnick announced that
ZOA would encourage its
members "and all Americans"
to analyze which countries
have refused to cooperate with
the United States in its battle
against terror when making
travel plans or when conduc-
ting business abroad."
He encouraged Americans of
all persuasions to visit Israel.
"Israel, said Resnick, "con-
tinues to provide one of the
safest travel and tour accom-
modations in the free world."
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