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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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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM Bt ACH
COUNTY
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VOLUME 12 NUMBER 11
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 14,1066
PRICE 36 CENTS
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Supermen...
and Supermarkets...
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but there's only one
SUPER SUNDAY
and its March 16,1986
On Super Sunday, March 16, you will receive a
call from one of your neighbors asking you to help
Jews in need at home, in Israel, and around the
world. Don't put this call on hold. Too many people
are waiting already.
Your support is essential to keep our Jewish
community strong.
Your support is essential to meet immigrant
needs in Israel.
Your support is essential to sustain Jewish life
around the world.
Your support is essential to the quality of Jewish
life in the years ahead.
We've got your number, South Florida... so when
your telephone rings, answer the call. generously!
IF WE DON'T REACH YOU, CALL US AT 832-2129
THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
For details turn to page 13
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March 16, 9:00 a.m. on WPTV, Channel 5


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 14, 1986
Community Dinner Dance
An Evening Beside the Golden Door
Celebrants at this year's Federation-sponsored Community Din-
ner Dance were taken back in time to turn-of-the-century New
York on Saturday evening, February 22, as they spent an evening
of dining and dancing "Beside the Golden Door" at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches.
The ambiance of the Lower East Side was recreated, complete
with pushcarts and garment workers, while Miss Liberty visited
with guests.
Chairpersons Carole and Joel Koeppel saluted the immigrants
who sought freedom in America and who formed the foundation
for today's vibrant, cohesive American Jewish community.


Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Documents Indicate Waldheim's
Involvement with Nazi Party
Former UN Chief Denies Allegations
By REINHARD ENGEL
VIENNA (JTA) -
Documents recently released
from the Austrian Justice and
Foreign Ministries have raised
a controversy here over
whether Kurt Waldheim,
former Secretary General of
the United Nations and now a
conservative candidate for the
Presidency of Austria, had an
active Nazi past.
Waldheim's military and
civilian files, published in fac-
simile in the current edition of
the news magazine Profil,
show that Waldheim, in his
youth, was a member of the
Nazi SA and the National
Socialist Student Organiza-
tion. Waldheim has denied
membership in either. He has a
defender in the person of
veteran Nazi-hunter, Simon
Wiesenthal.
The files, which according to
Profil were opened only two
weeks ago, provide details of
Waldheim's military career as
a first lieutenant in the
cavalry. The record shows that
he joined the Student
Organization on April 1, 1938,
only a few weeks after the
Anschluss and was registered
as a member of the SA (Stur-
mabteilung or Storm
Troopers) mounted division in
November of that year.
Waldheim said the only ex-
planation he could offer was
that as an ardent horseman, he
had on occasion gone on riding
outings with Nazis. That, he
told Profil, might account for
his mistaken listing as a
member of the SA mounted
division. The records of
Waldheim's de-Nazification
process in 1946 confirmed that
his association with the SA
was solely in pursuit of his pas-
sion for horseback riding.
The former diplomat's
memoirs mention no connec-
tion with any Nazi organiza-
tion. He described himself as
the son of a conservative
Catholic family which the
Nazis considered politically
unreliable. Nazi files of 1940
confirm that he was involved
in the fist fights with Nazis
just before the Anschulss and
that his father, a Vienna
district school inspector, was
replaced immediately after the
Nazi takeover of Austria.
The Waldheim file was
released, after 40 years, on
orders of Chancellor Fred
Sinowatz last January. He also
ordered release of the file of
Waldheim's leading opponent
for the Presidency, Socialist
Kurt Steyrer. The files revived
old rumors that, as a cavalry
officer, Waldheim had par-
ticipated in mop-up operations
in the Balkans during World
War II, apparently against
anti-Nazi partisans.
Eli Rosenbaum, general
counsel for the World Jewish
Congress, claims that in April
and May of 1943 Waldheim
was in Salonika, Greece on the
staff of General Alexander
Loehr, who was hanged in
1947 for war crimes including
the deportation of more than
42,000 Greek Jews to
Auschwitz. World Jewish Con-
gress president Edgar Bronf-
man charged Waldheim with
being "engaged in one of the
most elaborate deceptions of
our time."
However, other military ar-
chives show Waldheim as serv-
ing in Loehr's unit in 1942,
before the deportations, and
on a recent Today interview
Waldheim said his own family
was persecuted by Nazis and
that his own service in the Ger-
man army was restricted to
combat roles and that after be-
ing wounded in 1941 he work-
Morse Geriatric Center
Women's Auxiliary Luncheon and
Fashion Show Set For March 31
Tickets are going fast for
the Women's Auxiliary First
Annual Luncheon and Fashion
Show set for noon on Monday,
March 31, at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches.
"I want to encourage
everyone to attend this very
special event. A wonderful
program is planned and the
Vera Sachs fashion show will
be the highlight of the after-
noon. We'll have a drawing for
the winner's choice of a color
TV console or VCR. Additional
prizes include gold jewelry,
art, dinner and hotel accom-
modations. Please plan to join
us on March 31 for the
Women's Auxiliary First An-
nual Luncheon and Fashion
Show. Your support will
directly benefit the Morse
Geriatric Center," stated
Frances Schnitt, chairperson
for the luncheon.
Tickets for the First Annual
Luncheon and Fashion Show
are $25 per person, prepaid.
For further information, call
The Morse Geriatric Center,
471-5111, or Mrs. Esther
Gruber, reservation chairper-
son, at 967-7029.
The Morse Geriatric Center
is a not-for-profit, non-
sectarian 120-bed long term
skilled nursing care facility
located at 4748 Fred
Gladstone Drive (on Haverhill
Road one mile south of 45th
Street) in West Palm Beach.
Herzog Congratulates Aquino
JERUSALEM (JTA) President Chaim Herzog sent
a message of congratulations to Filipino leader Corazon
Aquino after she was sworn in as the new President last
month. Israel was one of the first countries to recognize the
new government. The Philippine Embassy in Israel an-
nounced Tuesday, Feb. 25 that it supported Aquino. Her-
zog, in his message, praised Aquino and the Filipino people
for their devotion to democracy.
ed as an interpreter for the
German high command and
knew nothing of the events he
is accused of being an ac-
complice in.
"For 40 years nobody found
it necessary to make such ac-
cusations," Waldheim said.
"Now just because I am involv-
ed in a campaign, people start
to dig into things that are not
true/'
Simon Wiesenthal, who
heads the Vienna-based Nazi
war crimes documentation
center, said the files do not
justify the charges. "Under
such circumstances the Soviets
would never have allowed
Waldheim to become
Secretary General" of the UN,
Wiesenthal contended.
Waldheim served two five-
year terms as Secretary
General, from 1972-81. At the
end of 1981 he stood for re-
election to a third term but
was defeated by Javier Perez
de Cuellar of Peru.
With respect to his military
record, Wiesenthal said: "I
have checked with the German
public prosecutor. The units
where Waldheim served were
strictly combat units. None of
them served in mopping-up
actions."
March 16
The following people have volunteered
for Super Sunday Mafic 'M.
Stacey and Mark Levy
Super Sunday '86 Co-Chairs
Sonya Abeloff
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Elinore Abraham
B'nal B'rith Women
Robert Abrams
Jewish Community Day School
Blm Adler
Jewish Federation
Carol BaracK
Jewish Family and Children
Division
Robert Barwald
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Barbara Basch,
Temple Israel
Lorl Basch,
Temple Israel
Joshua L. Becker
Jewish Federation
Tillie Becker
Morse Geriatric Center
Gloria Belgard
Jewish Federation
Sue Benilous
Jc 'ish Community Day School
Murray J. Bennett
Jewish Federation
Barry Berg
Jewish Federation Board
Mar|orie Berg
Jewish Community Day School
Estelle Berger
Jewish Federation
Harry Berger
Jewish Federation
Sidney Berger
B'nal B'rith Lake Worth
Sy Berger
Jewish Federation
Sylvia Berger
B'nal B'rith Olam Chapter
Nettie Berk
Jewish Federation
Gertrude Birnback
Jewish Federation
Erwin Blonder
Jewish Federation Board
Lily Bondy
Hadassah
Ellen Bovamlck
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Karl Bower
Jewish Federation
Buddie Brenner
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Sharl Brenner
Women's Division
Continued on Page 6-
A PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE"
FACT:
Abraham Lincoln died intestate
(without a will).
Can you imagine? A man of such importance who
took time out to write the Gettysburg Address on a
scrap of paper didn't take the time to sit down
and plan his estate.
How do we know that
everything he wanted to do
with his estate was really
carried out?
You may not
be the Presi-
dent of the
United States
but you
might be the
President of
your com-
pany. If you
have made a
will congratulations if not, isn't it time for
you to do so?
And if you have a will, when was the last time you
looked it over and perhaps with changing laws and
family-conditions you might want to revise it?
By all means see your attorney for the best profes-
sional advice and please remember your Jewish
Community and all it stands for when you either
make a will or revise a present one.
THE ENDOWMENT FUND
of the Jewish Fedenbon of Palm Beech County
Endowment Committee Chairman
Alexander Gruber
Endowment Director
Arnold I. SchwarUman
Telephone: (305) 832-2120


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian Of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 14, 1986
Soviet Jews Not On Agenda At Soviet Communist Party Congress
By TERRY RAPAPORT
Chairman
Soviet Jewry Task Force
A pageant of the Soviet
political process took place
recently in Moscow with the
27th Congress of the Com-
munist Party of the USSR.
Every newspaper and televi-
sion station in Russia was pro-
jecting images of a spruced-up
Moscow. Even in the West and
in America, the Soviet PR
campaign was on.
Yet, as the delegates
gathered each day in the
Kremlin's Palace of Con-
gresses, symbolically waiting
outside in the cold were the
thousands of Soviet Jews who
ask nothing but the right to ex-
press in the USSR their
Jewish heritage, culture or
faith, or to rejoin their families
in Israel. Their plight was the
missing item at the Com-
munist Party Congress.
Experts in the West say that
Party Chairman Mikhail Gor-
bachev has managed some
breathtaking changes in his
country's internal politics. In a
shorter time than it took any
predecessor, Gorbachev has
apparently achieved mastery
of the cumbersome party
bureaucracy, easing out many
rivals and replacing hundreds
of middle officials. At the same
time, he has sharply broken
with the dull, secretive image
of past Soviet leaders by
casting himself as bold, eager
to listen, and ready to imple-
ment new ideas in short, a
public relations, or image,
victory.
For many* thousands of
Soviet Jews, however, Gor-
bachev's "new" policies have
failed to bring any relief. As
many as 20,000 or more
refuseniks are denied the right
to leave. While Gorbachev has
publicly stated that even those
Jews who allegedly had access
to state secrets need only wait
"five or ten years," in reality,
many have already waited that
term and are still denied the
right to leave. There are 19
former Prisoners of Zion still
being kept in the Soviet Union
despite already completing
their prison terms. While Gor-
bachev said that anti-Semitism
in the USSR is forbidden,
hatred of Jews, as manifested
in vitriolic public attacks on
refuseniks as individuals and
on world Jewry as a group,
finds a prominent place in the
Soviet press, even on nightly
television. And activist
Hebrew teachers continuously
find themselves victims of
harassment and arrests.
Of course, there have been
some gestures by the Soviets.
Yes, they've allowed eight
members of divided couples,
some of them Jewish, to join
their spouses in the United
States. Yes, Anatoly
Shcharansky has finally been
given his freedom (although to
the end, he remained branded
a spy). Yes, some other long-
time Refuseniks Ilya
Essas, Yakov Gorodetsky, and
a handful of others, have
recently been allowed to leave.
But... emigration is only
up marginally from the years
before Gorbachev's accession
(from 896 in 1984 to 1,140 in
1985; only 79 people left in
January, 1986). And, as
Secretary of State George
Shultz said to Morris Abram,
chairman of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry, in
regard to American pressure
on behalf of Anatoly Shcharan-
sky: "For every famous ac-
tivist allowed to go free, the
Soviets have the power to
manufacture trumped-up
charges against countless
others."
In the same month that
Soviet prison officials were im-
proving their treatment of
Shcharansky ("fattening him
for export," to use Anatoly's
words), Vladimir Lifshits of
Leningrad, a mathematician,
was arrested on Jan. 8 and
charged with distributing
"false accusations" which
"defame" the Soviet state. His
real crime? Asking to leave for
Israel. His wife, Anna, reports
that Vladimir was beaten in
prison last month and
hospitalized for ten days. At-
tempting to go to Moscow to
plead his case, she was taken
off the train and told to stay
away from the capital until
after the Communist Party
Congress.
The wife and friends of
Leonid Volvovsky had similar
experiences when they tried
recently to travel to Moscow.
The Hebrew teacher and com-
puter scientist from Gorky was
sentenced to three years im-
prisonment in October on the
charge of "defaming the
Soviet state and social
system." Volvovsky is now in a
labor camp in eastern Siberia,
and his wife and friends were
told to remain at home until
March 5.
And others ... Josef Begun,
serving since 1983 his third
term in prison ... Zakhar Zun-
shein, in prison since 1984. His
wife was recently expelled
from Moscow ... Ida Nudel,
out of prison, but at age 53 liv-
ing in near-isolation in the pro-
vincial townn of Bendery, for-
bidden to see her friends in her
native Moscow, or to join her
sister, her only living relative,
in Israel. Depression is said to
be setting in.
What were the refuseniks
who are not in orison doing
during this Communist party
Congress? A number were tak-
ing part in a hunger strike;
many have addressed appeals
to the Congress, to Gorbachev
himself, to members of
Western Communist parties in
attendance, and to the West in
general. If Anatoly Shcharan-
sky's incredible spirit to be
free is an example, we know
that the pontifications of the
Soviet Communist Party Con-
gress will not wear them
down.
Soviet Jews may have been
the missing "official" agenda
item at the Soviet Party Con-
gress in Moscow, but they re-
main a critical element in the
total accounting of the
American agenda with the
USSR. Nothing should or will
prevent the intensity of con-
cern of the American people
from being made crystal clear.
Our message must be:
America cares about Soviet
Jews, and Mr. Gorbachev
should know it's on the United
States agenda!
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Volume 12 Number 11
At UJA Young Leadership Conference
Senators Warn Reagan
Against Saudi Arms Sales
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Two leading Senators, both of
them expected to seek their
party's nomination for the
Presidency in 1988, warned
President Reagan last week
against an expected proposal
to sell missiles to Saudi
Arabia.
The warning by Senate Ma-
jority Leader Robert Dole (R.
Kan.) and Sen. Gary Hart (D.
Colo.) was made before the
nearly 3,000 persons attending
the United Jewish Appeal's
Fifth National Young Leader-
ship Conference at a dinner at
the Washington Sheraton. The
Administration is expected to
submit to Congress a proposal
to sell the Saudis $300 million
in missiles, including the
Sidewinder air-to-air missiles,
the shoulder-held Stinger anti-
aircraft missile, and the Har-
poon anti-ship missile.
At the outset of the dinner,
Peter Alter, conference chair-
man, noted that neither Presi-
dent Reagan nor Vice Presi-
dent George Bush had ac-
cepted an invitation to appear
at the conference. But he said
they would receive a
"message" from the con-
ference that the sale of arms to
the Saudis "is not in the best
interests of peace."
Dole revealed that he had
recently advised the White
House to move slowly on the
sale. "Until there is some in-
Continued on Page 12
Assassination of Nablus Mayor
Could Set Back Israeli Policy
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The assassination last week of
Zafer Al-Masri, the Israel-
appointed Mayor of Nablus,
was a serious setback for the
Israeli policy of restoring
municipal governance in the
administered territories to
Arab hands.
This was the assessment of
analysts and Israeli officials as
some 20,000 Palestinians from
Israel, the territories and Jor-
dan attended Al-Masri's
funeral.
Although the Nablus Town
Council immediately elected
Al-Masri's deputy, Hafez
Tukan, to replace him, hopes
to install Arab mayors in other
major West Bank towns rapid-
ly faded.
Two candidates for mayor,
in Ramallah and El Bireh,
published announcements, to
appear in the Arabic
newspapers, that they would
not run for office. The
dropouts are Nadim Zaro, a
former Mayor of Ramallah,
and Walid Hammad, the can-
didate in El Bireh. Zaro said he
would not seek the appointive
office because free elections
are the only way to elect
mayors.
The Israeli authorities reject
free elections for fear that can-
didates supportive of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion would win, as they did in
the last free elections in 1976.
Hammad announced he
would not run for the sake of
"national unity." But Shmuel
Goren, Coordinator of Govern-
ment Affairs in the ad-
ministered territories, said on
television that the policy of ap-
pointing mayors would con-
tinue, after ascertaining that
the appointees would enjoy
broad public support.
Zaro and Hammad are both
considered pro-Jordan. The
one candidate who did not
back out, Jamil Tarifeh, is
known to be a supporter of El
Fatah, the PLO wing led by
Continued on Page 11
A Letter from
Shcharansky
TO ALL MY FRIENDS THOSE IN THE FREE
WORLD AND THOSE STILL WAITING TO BE
FREE:
There are no words to adequately express to all of you
my utmost thanks for the support you have given to my
wife Avital during the many years of the struggle for my
freedom. -se. /
Although the KGB never allowed me the pleasure of
receiving your mail, somehow I could sense the constancy
and tremendous outpouring on my behalf. If I could, I
would write a letter of thanks to each of you personally.
I want to let you know how proud I am to have finally
reached my homeland Israel. You, the people of the free
world, lielped me to reach my goal.
Our fight must go on. Iosef Begun and all the Prisoners
of Conscience, Ida Nudel, Vkdimir Slepak and all the
former Prisoners of Conscience, every Jew in the Soviet
Union who wishes to leave must be given that right.
TOGETHER WE WILL DO IT.
Shalom,
ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY
Jewish Federation/UJA
Campaign
Calendar of Events
1986
Super Sunday
Eastpointe Dinner
Ketubah Luncheon for Project Renewal
March 16
March 20
April 17


Radio/TV/ film
MOSAIC Sunday, March 16, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Watch as Super Sunday
Magic 86 is presented live from the Hyatt.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, March 16, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, March 16, 11 a.m. -
WVCG 1080-AM with host Ben Zohar This weekly
variety show features Israeli and Yiddish music and humor.
SHALOM Sunday, March 16, 6 a.m. WPEC Chan-
nel 12 (8:30 a.m.-WFLX TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, March 20,1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
HERITAGE: CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWS -
Thursday, March 20, 9 p.m. WPBT Channel 2 "Out Of
The Ashes" The rise of Nazism and the mass murder of
European Jewry is explored. (This week's episode on WX-
EL Channel 42 is pre-empted)
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.
Community Calendar
March 14
American Committee for Weizmann Institute of Science
through March 16 at The Breakers Free Sons of Israel -
board 10:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3015 board
March 15
Temple Judea "Goodtimers"
March 16
Jewish Federation/United Jewish Appeal "Super Sun-
day" All Day
March 17
Jewish Federation Women's Division Ketubah Commit-
tee Meeting -11 a.m. Jewish Family and Children's Ser-
vice board 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Tikvah 1 p.m.
Pioneer Women Ezrat board Temple Emanu-El
Sisterhood noon Jewish Community Day School ex-
ecutive board 7:45 p.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad board -10
a.m. Jewish Federation Executive Committee Meeting
- 4 p.m. Golden Lakes Temple brunch 9:30 a.m.
Jewish Federation Sooth American Mission Through
March 27
March 18
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
Meeting 8 p.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood 8 p.m.
Women s American ORT Boynton Beach 1 p.m. Yid-
dish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m. Women's
American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board 12:30 p.m.
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood 12:30 p.m.
Hadassah Henrietta Szold 1 p.m. Golden Lakes Temple
Sisterhood Torah Fund Luncheon noon Jewish
Federation Jewish Education Committee 8 p.m.
March 19
National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach -10 a.m.
Brandeis University Women Lake Worth -
board 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam -10 a.m.
Hadassah Shalom -12:30 p.m. Women's American ORT
- Willow Bend Meed -1 p.m. Hadassah West Boynton -
board 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3015 Jewish Federa-
tion Board of Directors 7:30 p.m.
March 20
National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee 12:30
p.m. Hadassah Rishona study workshop Jewish
Federation Eastpointe Dinner 6 p.m. Jewish Federa-
tion Women's Division Campaign Evaluation 11:30
a.m. Jewish Federation Women's Division Business
and Professional Steering Committee 7 p.m.
Hadassah Yovel noon B'nai B'rith Palm Beach Coun-
cil board -10 a.m. Hadassah Z'Hava National Council
of Jewish Women evening 7:30 p.m. Hadasah Golda
Meir noon Pioneer Women Na Amit Council scholar-
ship luncheon Jewish Federation Education Commit-
tee 7 p.m.
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On Sunday, March 16 at 9
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magic of Super Sunday '86 will
come alive on your television
screen as Mosaic, hosted by
Barbara Gordon, will broad-
cast live from the Hyatt Palm
Beaches, while hundreds of
volunteers help the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County reach out during the
annual community-wide
phonathon.
"This is the third live broad-
cast of Super Sunday, and we
are pleased that Channel 5 has
generously co-operated once
again in helping us during this
most important event," said
Leah Siskin, chairperson of
the Jewish Federation's Com-
munications Committee.
"We would like to pay a
special tribute to William
Brooks, general manager of
WPTV, for his commitment to
the local community in allow-
ing us to provide Mosaic as a
public service," Siskin added.
In addition to live interviews
with local celebrities and
volunteers manning the
telephones, the one-hour
Mosaic program will feature
films on local and overseas
needs, and a special check
presentation by teen leaders
Paul Tochner and Roneet We-
ingarten to Super Sunday co-
chairs Stacey and Mark Levy
will also be covered.
"We hope everyone in the
community will tune in to
Mosaic on Sunday, March 16
and respond to our phone calls
with generous pledges to the
1986 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal campaign,"
said the Levys.
Local Rabbis Join Delegation
to Promote Tourism to Israel
More than 200 rabbis
representing 52 Jewish com-
munities in the United States
and Canada met in Israel dur-
ing the last week in February
at a special rabbinic con-
ference to promote more
tourism to Israel and thus help
further strengthen the na-
tion's economy, it was an-
nounced by David Hermelin,
national campaign chairman of
Israel Bonds and a co-
chairman for tourism of the
"Operation Independence"
Task Force.
The conference was held
under the auspices of the
Israel Bond National Rabbinic
Cabinet with the cooperation
of "Operation Independence,"
the Israel Ministry of Tourism,
El Al Airlines and the
Synagogue Council of
America. "Operation In-
dependence" is a joint pro-
gram by the government of
Israel and prominent business
and communal leaders abroad
whose aim is to help expand
trade, investment in Israel and
tourism.
Palm Beach County religious
leaders who participated were
Rabbi Richard Agler of B'nai
Israel in Boca Raton, Rabbi
Howard Shapiro of Temple
Israel in West Palm Beach,
Rabbi Merle Singer of Temple
Beth El in Boca Raton, Rabbi
Steven Westman of Temple
Beth Torah in Wellington, and
Rabbi Elliot Winograd of Tem-
ple Emeth in Delray Beach.
Rabbis Shapiro and
Westman returned with an
mDhatic message for local
Rabbis Steven Westman and Howard Shapiro planted trees in
the American Forest overlooking Bet She mesh as part of the
special rabbinic conference held recently to promote tourism
to Israel.
Jewish citizens: "Go to
Israel"! they declared in
unison.
Because international ter-
rorism has recently affected
innocent tourists, one focus of
the three-day conference was
the absolute safety of the
tourist experience in Israel.
Rabbi Westman argued that
El Al is probably the most
security-conscious airline in
the world today. "El Al's nor-
thern route avoids all the
troublesome areas, and
children as well as adults are
perfectly safe inside Israel's
borders," the rabbi said.
Rabbis Westman and
Shapiro recalled one Israeli of-
ficial saying, "We'll take care
of terrorism; you take care of
tourism," and during a brief-
ing with the rabbis Prime
Minister Shimon Peres said,
"Kadaffi is not a person to be
taken seriously; his ravings
are more vanity than strategy.
If he even thinks of doing us
harm, he will pay the ultimate
price."
"We were shocked to
discover that only 20 percent
of American Jews have been to
Israel," said Rabbi Shapiro.
"Although 1985 was a record
year for tourism in Israel, ac-
counting for $1.4 billion in
revenue, American tourism
dropped."
Israel's President Chaim
Herzog, who also spoke to the
rabbinical contingent, said,
"American Jews must unders-
tand that visiting Israel is one
of the most positive mitzvot of
Jewish life," and Rabbis
Shapiro and Westman are con-
vinced that rabbis can en-
courage congregants to make
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Super Sunday
Volunteers
Continued from Page 3
Albert Brodsky
Jewish Federation Board
Lois Brodsky
Jewish Federation
Jean Brotslow
Sisterhood Temple Beth Sholom
Minnie Brotslow
Sisterhood Temple Beth Sholom
Sally Castle
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Paul Chrystal
Jewish Federation
Dan Cohan
Jewish Federation
Ruth Cohan
Jewish Federation
Sylvia and Andy Cohen
Banyan Springs
Evelyn L. Coleman
Jewish Federation
Or. Edmund Davidson
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Marilyn David Topperman
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Eli Dortort
Jewish Federation
Ruth Dortort
Jewish Federation
Taml Dreyfus
Super Sunday Steering Comlttee
Victor Duke
B'nai B'rlth Century Lodge
Mary Dunaltis
Jewish Federation
Gary Dunkel
Jewish Federation Young Adult
Task Force
Gertrude Edelstein
B'nai B'rlth
Herb Edelstein
B'nai B'rlth
Lynne Ehrtlch
Jewish Federation
Alec Engelstein
Jewish Federation Board
Sheila Engelstein
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Addie Epstein
Jewish Federation
Jay Epstein
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center "
Ronnl Epstein
Jewish Federation
Karen Folder
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Bobbie Fink
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Mollle Fltterman
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Robert Fltterman
Jewish Federation
Susan Fleischer
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Leah J. Fox
Jewish Federation
Rose and Cyril Freed
Temple Israel
Martha Frledland
B'nai B'rlth Menorah Chapter
Ariel Frtedlander
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Barbara Friedlander
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Anne Fuss
Jewish Federation
Stella Gabe
Jewish Federation
Angela Gallicchio
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Ann Gallubier
Sisterhood Temple Beth Sholom
Eileen Gattegno
Jewish Federation
Fred Gattegno
Jewish Federation Board
Ben Gerson
Temple Judea
Louise Gerson
Temple Judea
Claire Giber
Jewish Federation
Dan Giber
Jewish Federation
Faye Glater
Temple Beth-El
William H. Glater
Temple Beth-El
Milton Gold
Jewish Federation Board
Sis Gold
Jewish Federation Board
Ned Goldberg
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Frank Goldstein
Jewish Federation
Diane Gordon
Jewish Federation
Carol Greenbaum
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Lionel Greenbaum
Jewish Federation Board
Louis Greenstein
B'nai B'rith Century Lodge
Irma Grimm
Jewish Federation
Hank Grossman
Jewish Federation Board
Esther Gruber
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Sandy Grunther
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
llene Guthartz
Jewish Federation
Leonard Hanser
Community Relations Council
Lisa Hanser
Community Relations Council
Susan Harris Wllk
Jewish Federation
Jerry B. Hartman
Jewish Federation
Sandl Heilbron
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Robert Herman
B'nai B'rlth
Florence Hershman
Jewish Federation
Rita Hilton
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Arnold Hoffman
Jewish Federation Board
Helen Hoffman
Jewish Federation Board
Marshall Isaacson
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Michael Jacobson
Young Judea
Claire Jaffe
Jewish Federation
Daniel Jatlow
Jewish Federation
Rebecca Jatlow
Jewish Federation
Linda Budin Kalnitsky
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Bertha Kaner
Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation
Mildred Kaplowltz
Jewish Federation
Jack Karako
Jewish Federation
Patty Kartell
Jewish Federation
Anita Katz
Jewish Community Day School
Jim Kay
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
SoniKay
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Florence Kleft
Temple Beth El
Flo Kippell
Pioneer Women
Paul Klein
Jewish Community Center
Doug Kleiner
Jewish Federation
Emil Knox
Rapallo North
Susan Kombium
Jewish Federation
Esther Kosowskl
Temple Beth David
Nathan Kosowskl
Temple Beth David
Bonnie Krauss
Temple Beth El
Gall Kresaal
Jewish Community Center
Barry Krlscher
Young Judaea JCDS
Mark Krlscher
Young Judaea JCDS
Terrl and Bernie Kurit
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Milton Kurland
Temple Beth David
Ruth Kurland
Temple Beth David
Arnold Lamped
Jewish Federation Board
Marilyn Lampart
Jewish Federation Board
Michael Lampert
Jewish Federation Young Adult
Task Force
Tony Lampart
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Jamie and Norman Landerman
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Harvey Lavlgne
Jewish Federation
Ruth Lavtgne
Jewish Federation
Irene Lazarus
Jewish Federation
William Lazarus
Jewish Federation
Ed Letkowltz
Holocaust Survivors
of the Palm Beaches
Seima Legman
Temple Bath El
Shirley Laibow
Jewish Federation
Shirley Lei bow
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Stacl Lesser
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Rabbi Joel Levine
Temple Judea
Susan Levine
Temple Judea
Elsie Levlton
Jewish Federation Board
Sylvia Lewis
Jewish Federation
Sherry Linden
Jewish Federation
Ann Upton
Jewish Federation
Ann Lynn Llpton
Jewish Federation
Cynnie List
Jewish Federation
Karen List
Jewish Federation Young Adult
Task Force
Marty List
Jewish Federation Young Adult
Task Force
Robert List
Jewish Federation
Jay Logue
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Mindy Logue
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Sidney Marks
Jewish Federation
Palm Beach Council
Shlrtee Marlowe
Jewish Federation
Else Max
Jewish Federation
Paul Mazur
B'nai B'rlth
Joan Mendel
Jewish Federation
Mark Mendel
Jewish Federation
Jeanne-Marie Methfessei
Jewish Federation
Belle Miller
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Jack Miller
Jewish Federation
Miriam Mlrsky
Jewish Federation
Esther Molat
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Tillie Mutterpeart
Central Conservative Synagogue
Eileen and Myron Nlckman
Jewish Federation
Morris Nteporent
Jewish Federation
Larry Ochstein
Jewish Bederation Board
Nat Passon
Jewish Federation
Rhea Passon
Jewish Federation
Miriam Pauker
Jewish Federation
Emily Pearl
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Marva Perrin
Jewish Federation Board
Sarah Pfeffer
Jewish Federation
Zelda Pincourt
Jewish Community Center Board
Molly Podorzer
Jewish Federation
William Poel
Jewish Federation
Shirley Pomerantz
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Sandy Proc
Jewish Federation Staff
Edith Raboy
Jewish Federation
Jeanne Rachles
Jewish Federation Staff
Scott Rassler
Jewish Federation Young
Adult Task Force
Shirley Rauch
Jewish Federation
Bea Rauchwarger
Temple Beth Sholom
Carol Reed
Jewish Federation
Judi Resnick
Jewish Federation
Lloyd Resnick
Jewish Federatio i
Harold Rose
Temple Beth Sholom
Pearl Rose
Temple Beth Sholom
Elliot Roeenbaum
Jewish Federation
Shirley Rosenblatt
Deborah Heart and Lung
Foundation
Norms Rosenshein
Jewish Federation
Dr. Robert Rubin
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Rosalind Rublnfeid
Jewish Federation
Tiffany and Bernie Sakren
B'nai B'rlth
Perry Schafler
Jewish Federation
David Schimmel
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Judy Schimmel
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
David R. Schwartz
Jewish Family and Children's
Service
Syd Schwartz
Jewish Federation
Arnold Schwartzman
Jewish Federation
Mary Scruggs
Jewish Federation
Clifford Shapiro
*alm Beach Division
Marcla Shapiro
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Gertrude Shepard
Temple Beth Sholom
Miriam Sherman
Jewish War Veterans
Rabbi Alan Sherman
Jewish Federation
Carol Shubs
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Gert Silver
Jewish Federation
Or. Lester Silverman
Jewish Federation
Peppy Sllverstein
Jewish Federation
Doris Singer
National Council of
Jewish Women
Jane Sirak
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
Leah Siskin
Jewish Federation Board
Philip Siskin
Jewish Federation Board
Elizabeth Siavin
Jewish Federstlon Leadership
Development
Lillian Sllve
Jewish Federation
Lee A. Smith
Temple Beth Torah
RuthSomer
Women's American ORT
Dr. Edward Spector
Jewish Federation
Phyllis Stahl
Jewish Federation
Morris Stein
Jewish Fsmily and Chlldrens
Service
Nettie Stein
Jewish Family and Chlldrens
Service
Barbara Steinberg
Jewish Community Oay School
Revs Steinberg
Jewish Federation
Women's Division
Anna Stem
Jewish Federation
Faye Stoller
Jewish Federation
Nathan Super
Jewish Federation
Paul Super
Jewish Federation
Reglna Sussman
Jewish Federation
Joan Tochner
Jewish Community Day School
Max Tochner
Jewish Community Day School
Danny Tucker
Jewish Federation Young Adult
Task Force
Renee Tucker
Jewish Federation Young Adult
Task Force
Arthur Virshup
Jewish Community Day School
Lorraine Virshup
Jewish Community Day School
Sam Wadler
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Dr. Eric Weiner
Jewish Federation Leadership
Development
David Welsh
Central Conservative Synagogue
Helen Welsh
Central Conservative Synagogue
Louis Wilson
Young Judea
Lorl Winer
Temple Judea
Susan Wolf-Schwartz
Super Sunday Steering Committee
Muriel Wolinsky
Hadassah
Ruth Woocher
Lake Worth Jewish Center
Beatrice Woolf
B'nai B'rith
Herbert Woolf
B'nai B'rith
Lillian Wreschner
National Council
of Jewish Women
Ann Young
Jewish Federation
Leon Young
Jewish Federation
Rose Young
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Temple Beth El
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Mldrashs
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Mldrasha
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Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
May fair House Cocktail Reception
More than 60 people attended the Mayfair House cocktail reception in sup-
port of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/United Jewish Appeal
campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 25. History was made as the Mayfair House Com-
mittee organized the first-ever minimum gift event at a Palm Beach hi-rise.
B.Z. Sobel, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Haifa,
was the guest speaker at this most successful event.

The hosts for the Mayfair House cocktail reception were Alfred and Eleanor
Geber, Murray and Beatrice Kern, and George and Helen Howard.
The Mayfair House Committee consists of Dr. William Wolarsky, Dr.
Nathaniel Berk, Murray Kern, George Howard, Alfred Geber, Bernard
Rackmil, and Harold Block.
Seated: Edith and Harold Block, Sylvia and Dr.
Nathaniel Berk, Ann and Dr. William Wolarsky,
and Rose Schwartz. Standing: Elaine and Edwin
Stein and Julius Schwartz.
Seated: Alfred and Eleanor Geber; Eve and Lou
Fleischman. Standing: Ralph Saret and David and
Sylvia Lipton.
, *l
Seated: Phillip Shulman, Lillian Merker, Frances
Shulman, and Lucille Katzman. Standing: Harry
Merker and Julius Katzman.
Seated: Women's Division associate campaign
chairperson Marilyn Lampert, Ruth and Dr. Sidney
Zeff, and Lillian Rackmil. Standing: Guest speaker
dh^- pj# Z. Sobel, general campaign chairman Arnold
William and Sally Barth, Milton Huttner, Dr. Irv- Lampert, and Bernard Rackmil.
ing Pickar, and Tobias and Marie Berger.

Seated: Chaorlotte and John Sherman, Dorothy and
Willaim Musken. Standing: Sylvia and Arthur
Smith.
High Ridge Golf tournament
On Friday, February U, the High Ridge Country Club held a golf
tournament in support of the 1986 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. United Jewish Appeal campaign. This highly sue'
cessjul event, attended by approximately ISO people and chaired
by Sam Mittleman, helped raise a total of $350,000 for this year's
Federation/UJA campaign.
High Ridge Golf Tournament chairman Sam Mittleman is
joined by committee members Jerry Uadan, Mort Weiss and
Joe Stein. (Committee members not pictured are Ralph Biern-
baum, Jessie Cohen, Sy Frank), Marty Rosen, Fred
Rothchild, Jack Sussman. Harold Wolfson and Ted
Zimmerman.)
Sam Mittleman (right), chairman of the event, presents a
check for the proceeds from the High Ridge Golf Tournament
to Douglas Kleiner, campaign director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Shirley Lei bow and Sam Mittleman call out the winner of the
Golf tournament raffle who went home with a full set of golf
clubs.


Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 14, 1986
Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNnY CENTER
JCC Hamentashen Hop
To Feature Baking Contest
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, provides
transportation to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive
or cannot use the public transportation system, serves Hot
Kosher meals in a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to
homebound persons and offers daily educational and recrea-
tional programs. Call 689-7703 for further information.
KOSHER MEALS
Every day at the Hot
Kosher Lunch Program at the
JCC you can find seniors doing
everything from sharing ideas,
taking a vital interest in cur-
rent events to listening to
classical music. The center is
open for lunch Monday
through Friday and there is no
set fee. Participants are en-
-' couraged to make a contribu-
tion at each meal. Daily
transportation is available by
advance reservation. Please
come. Call Carol or Lillian at
689-7703 for information and
reservations.
Monday, March 17 Games
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, March 18 "Exer-
cising in a Light Way".
Wednesday, March 19 -
Evelyn Polishczick Pianist.
Thursday, March 20 "Cur-
rent Events with Rose
Dunsky."
Friday, March 21 Sam
Jungnis "Jokes and Songs."
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Palm Beach County School
Board
Adult Education Classes
The Spring Session of the
Palm Beach Adult Education
Classes begins April 7. New
classes will be announced.
WEIGHT CONTROL
AND NUTRITION
"THE GANGS WEIGH"
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.
Arthur Gang, instructor
This class is on-going.
Registration is necessary. Call
Mary for information regar-
ding space available.
There are no set fees for
these classes. Participants are
asked to make a contribution.
Watch for the new schedule.
OTHER JCC ACTIVITIES
INTERMEDIATE
BRIDGE SERIES
Wednesday, 1:45 p.m.,
Alfred Parsont, instructor
An excellent class for in-
termediate bridge players.
Persons may enter class at any
time. Fee: $12 for JCC
members and $15 for non-
members. Call Mary 689-7703
to register.
SPEAKER'S CLUB
Mondays, 2:30 p.m.
Ben Garfinkel, president
Learn the art of public
speaking.
" TIMELY TOPICS/ROUND
TABLE DISCUSSION
Mondays, 2:15 p.m.
A stimulating group of men
and women who enjoy discuss-
ing all phases of current news
and events.
The moderators for March
are:
March 3, Bob Fisher; March
10, Carl Martin; March 17,
Harry Epstein; March 24,
Sylvia Skolnick; March 31, Bob
|V Taub.
AT YOUR SERVICE
Every Thursday afternoon
at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, represen-
tatives of different agencies
will be "at your service."
Agency personnel are
available to aid or talk to you
regarding their services.
March 20: Health Insurance
Assistance Edie Reiter
assists persons with filling out
insurance forms and answers
questions.
March 27: Florida Power
and Light If you need to talk
to a Florida Power and Light
representative about your bill,
utility problems, etc visit the
JCC the 4th Thursday of the
month.
April 3: Legal Aid Society
of Palm Beach County A
representative will be
available to discuss your legal
needs (no wills to be
discussed).
April 10: Senior Employ-
ment Service and Senior
Aides The National Council
of Senior Citizens An oppor-
tunity for senior adults to ob-
tain employment. No fee
required.
On Tuesday, March 25, the
excitement of Purim will
. permeate the JCC. The after-
noon will be filled with
beautiful festivities dancing,
entertainment, Purim decora-
tions, games and Hamen-
tashen, along with the First
Annual JCC Hamentashen
Bake Contest.
All baking "mavens" are in-
vited to bring three homemade
Hamentashen to the Jewish
Community Center between
12:30 to 1:30 (our Hamen-
tashen Hop begins at 2).
Judges will select the three
best bakers, and an-
nouncements will be made dur-
ing the entertainment inter-
mission. Prizes will be award-
ed to winners. Bea Wishnew,
chairperson, will be happy to
provide any information you
need. Call her at 697-4587.
Everyone is invited to
celebrate the Festival of Purim
at the JCC. The "Hamen-
tashen Hop Under the Tent"
will take place from 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a musical revue of
Jewish humor and songs by
Nate Gil son and his talented
musicians. Watch and dance
along with Sylvia Friedland
and her Israeli folk dancing
group. There is no fee.
Refreshments (Hamentashen,
of course) will be sold.
Purim is an occasion for fun
and festivity. Come in costume
if you wish. Come and enter
the Hamentashen contest. But
most important Come
and enjoy this happy holiday
with all at the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
In Hod HaSharon Project Renewal Neighborhoods
Community Building Begins
With The Children
Tax Counselor for the
Elderly Available every
Tuesday, between 2 and 4
p.m., up to April 15. If you
need help with your 1985 tax
returns, a trained counselor is
available. There is no fee.
LIDO SPA GET-A-WAY
Our spring Get-A-Way to
Lido Spa in Miami Beach, for
four days and three nights will
take place April 6 to 9. Fees
will include transportation to
Miami. Three gourmet meals
daily (diet or regular), health
lectures by dieticians,
massages, special nightly
entertainment, group card
parties, steam sauna,
whirlpool and much more. Call
Nina at 689-7703 for informa-
tion and/or reservations.
Double Occupancy: JCC
Members, $143; Non-
Members, $147.
Single Occupancy: JCC
Members, $160; Non-
Members, $175.
(The following article is bas-
ed on information and inter-
views provided by Elizabeth
Homans, Palm Beach County's
Project Renewal representative
in Hod HaSharon.)
Knowing that the future
strength of any community lies
in its youth, the Project
Renewal professionals and
citizens of Hod HaSharon are
working together to ensure
that today's children are train-
ed and encouraged to become
tomorrow's leaders.
Professionals and parents
alike have characterized the
Early Childhood Development
and Enrichment programs
begun by Project Renewal in
Giora and Gil Amal as the most
important among the many in-
itiated, because they not only
correct problems that exist,
but they also prevent problems
that could arise in the future.
Of great importance is the
integrated family approach
taken in all aspects of the Ear-
ly Childhood Development pro-
grams. Since early childhood is
a time when parental factors
help form a youngster's per-
sonality and potential for
growth, parents are intimately
involved in all the programs.
Said neuro-developmental
therapist, Daniel la
Hamenachem, "All of us work
with the mothers and fathers
as well as with the children,
teaching them the art of bon-
ding with their children, how
to hold them, talk to them,
sing to them, laugh with them,
in short, to love them. Wat-
ching a mother who for the
first time believes her child
recognizes her is worth more
than every moment the child
spends with me alone."
In Gil Amal, the largest of
the two Project Renewal
neighborhoods, the Early
Childhood Development
Center is presently housed in
the Sedley Sports Center, but
will soon move to the Marge
and Jack Saltzman Early
Childhood Development
Center, which is part of a
multi-purpose complex plann-
ed through the cooperation of
American Jewry, local citizens
and Proiecjt Renewal
Professionals.
In Giora, the Early
Childhood Enrichment pro-
gram is housed in a small
residential edifice, but the
Michael Burrows Center is
under construction.
Early detection of strengths
and weakness is often the key
to a young child's future
academic and social success.
"Early assessment gives the
child every opportunity to im-
prove and be ready for the
first grade," said child
psychologist Ofra Ben David,
who works closely with Gil
Amal's day care and nursery
school children.
"Prevention of problems is
most important; the earlier the
assessment, the better,"
agreed psychologist Oraziella
Frolik. These two trained pro-
fessionals are involved not on-
ly with the supervision of the
day care and nursery pro-
grams in Gil Amal, but also
with staff training, monthly
educational meetings and an
afterschool program for
mothers and children.
As in Gil Amal, the profes-
sional staff in Giora em-
phasizes the family approach
in early assessment and
prevention. "Assessment of
newborns and interaction
with mothers is vital," said
psychologist Bila Klein.
"Often the mother derives as
much or more from the
therapy of the child I
become an outlet to whom she
can express her feelings."
Klein works closely with the
staff of the new Levy Day
Care Center as an educator
and counselor.
"My involvement with the
staff is to help them better
understand how to deal with
the children," she said.
"Every two weeks we meet
and review the children's pro-
gress and discuss any pro-
blems. Consistency and work-
ing together help provide a
good atmosphere for the
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B'NAI B'RITH
Tel Aviv Lodge No. 3015 will celebrate its tenth an-
niversary with a uncheon at the Royce Hotel in West Palm
Beach on Thursday, March 27, at noon. Installation of of-
ficers and board members for 1986-87 by Abe Yormack will
also take place. Music and entertainment will be provided.
The cost: $15 per person. For reservation, phone Lou
Berman.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
West Palm Beach Chapter coming events:
Monday, March 31 Bob Carter will present a showcase
of his Phoenix Theater group at Anshei Shalom at 1 p.m.
Admission $1.
Saturday, April 12 Performance of "All My Sons" at
The Actor's Repertory Theater at 2 p.m. followed by a
discussion of the play with the director. Admission $7.
HADASSAH
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter will meet at 10:30
a.m. for an all day meeting for their Annual Education
Day, on Thursday, March 20 at Temple Beth Sholom, 315
North "A" Street, Lake Worth.
The speaker in the morning will be Douglas Kleiner,
Assistant Executive Director Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and in the afternoon Bovnton Beach Direc-
tor, Sylvia Lewis, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty. Also, the "High Steppers" of Delray Beach will
entertain.
After a "brown bag lunch," coffee and cake will be serv-
ed. Members and friends are invited.
May 6-8 EPCOT bus trip. Breakfast and dinners. Sea
World, Ocean World and dinner and show at the
"Contemporary Restaurant." For reservations call Gert
Shepard or Edna Bienstock.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
The Jewish National Fund, which has been redeeming
and reclaiming the land of Israel will again celebrate
another Annual Traditional Purim Ball and Banquet at the
Konover Hotel in Miami Beach on Sunday, March 23 at
noon.
Entertainment and dancing are the order of the day for
the joyous celebration and also a new Purim Queen and her
Princesses will be crowned, in addition to the 1986
Mordechai, who will also receive traditional honors.
The reigning queen for 1985 from Century Village is Mrs.
Samuel (Rebecca) Feinstein. Mordechai, in the person of
Samuel Feinstein was crowned for the same year. Esther
Molat is the outgoing princess, also from West Palm Beach.
A full size bus will provide transportation from the
Carteret Bank at the West Gate of Century Village to make
the day more festive for the group expected to attend. For
all information, call Esther Molat or Mary and David
Sandier.
LABOR ZIONIST ALLIANCE POALE-ZION
Labor Zionist Alliance Poale-Zion will hold its an-
nual Purim Program for Israel Histadrut Scholarship on
Monday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank
at Century Village.
Guest speaker, Irving Gordon, director of the Southeast
Region of the Histadrut.
Entertainment Coffee Hamentashen. Donation $2.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
Okeechobee Chapter is having a duplicate game on
March 16 with the Three B's (Bridge, Brunch, Bagels) at 11
a.m., in the old Public Library Building on Camillia Park
Drive, Royal Palm Beach Donation is $3.50.
Royal Chapter will hold their "Get Away Auction" on
Sunday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall in Royal
Palm Beach. The following hotels have given us a weekend
to be auctioned off for the benefit of "ORT."
1) Konover Hotel in Miami.
2) Lido Beach Spa in Miami.
3) Fallsview Hotel in the Catskill Mountains, N.Y.
4) The Hyatt Hotel of the Palm Beaches.
5) The PGA Sheraton in Palm Beach Gardens.
6) The Diplomat in Hollywood.
7) The Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Club in Miami.
In addition to the above, we will auction offprints by Cele
Rappe and Margery Lax, and some miscellaneous items.
There is no admission charge. Everyone is welcome and
refreshments will be served.
West Palm Chapter coming events:
Much 20, 21, 22. Deluxe Bus Trip to Epcot, Stay at
Wilson World Hotel, Dinner and Entertainment at the
Contemporary Hotel, Dinner at the Chalet Suzanne.
April 10-13, Bus trip to Lido Spa, Belle Isle, Miami
Beach.
Saturday, May 17, Matinee Performance of "Dancin" at
the Burt Reynolds Theatre together with lunch. Bus
transportation.
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Project Renewal Neighborhoods
Continued from Page 8
youngsters and a sense of con-
fidene for the staff."
In Giora there is also the
"Milo Programs" in which
special education teacher
Merry Ben Yoav travels from
place to place to provide
special units in art and
literature and audio-visual pro-
grams for the children.
The Levy Day Care Center,
which opened in September
1985 with 43 children enrolled,
now serves 70 children.
Children receive hot meals and
individual care in an open,
clean and refreshing
atmosphere.
"We are settling into our
new setting and developing
our technique," said Center
director Ronit Maron.
"Parents were very pleased
with the new facility and the
care the children receive, so
much so that people outside
Giora want their children to at-
tend our center. Working
closely with parents, the
psychologist, occupational
therapists and special educa-
tion teacher, we are able to
have these children start their
young lives in the right
direction."
Ruth Oren, an occupational
therapist working with
children in Gil Amal, also
stressed parental involvement
in the therapeutic process.
"Going for treatment does
more than just help the child,"
she said. "It helps teach
Earents the responsibility of
eeping appointments and en-
courages them to reinforce the
treatment at home. Parents
become very interested in lear-
ning about their child's specific
problem."
Such interaction
characterizes the entire early
childhood program in even
more emphatic ways. Through
Early Childhood Committees,
residents from each
neighborhood work with pro-
fessionals to set goals and
make decisions.
Project Renewal's help in
paving the way for Israel's
productive future is clearly
evident in the transformations
that have occurred in scores of
chldren from Giora and Gil
Amal. One such case is that of
Oozie, a 5 year old who only a
year ago came into the Early
Childhood Center as a
withdrawn, fearful child who
always responded in
monosyllabic monotones. His
father was in the hospital suf-
fering from bone cancer, and
his mother was either working
or at the hospital visiting.
"We began Oozie in in-
dividual therapy, then moved
him into group therapy,"
recalled Ruth Oren. "Most im-
portantly, however, the after-
noon mother/child program
has helped change him into a
sociable, outgoing, confident
youngster."
"In order to make stories
like Oozie's more common, the
commitment to Project
Renewal from the Jewish com-
munity of Palm Beach County
must continue," said Marva
Perrin, Project Renewal
chairperson for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County.
The Early Childhood Pro-
grams in Giora and Gil Amal
work so well because of the
cooperation of the people in-
volved professionals,
residents and American Jews,
all of whom know that the
history and destiny of the
State of Israel is being shaped
today in the day care centers
and nursery schools benefiting
from Project Renewal
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Local Rabbis Promote Tourism
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spiritual pilgrimages to Israel.
In fact, Rabbi Westman is
planning a congregational
journey to Israel during May,
and Rabbi Shapiro, who has of-
ficiated several bar mitzvah
services for local youngsters
on Masada, will probably lead
a tour in the fall.
"We need to make Israel live
for our children," said Rabbi
Shapiro, "and there's no bet-
ter way to do so than by taking
them there."
"We encourage people to
visit throughout the year," ad-
ded Rabbi Westman. "The im-
portance of tourism to the
Israeli economy was forcefully
Presented to us. Finance
linister Yitzhak Modai said
that Israel needs tourism now
more than ever. If there is a
falling off, economic recovery
will take a longer time."
The rabbis' tour was short
but filled with unique ex-
periences. They visited the
most recent archaeological
digs in Jerusalem and examin-
ed the re-excavated site of
Zedekiah's Cave. The rabbis
were also privileged to be the
first group to pray in a newly-
excavated room underneath
the ramp which priests once
used to get to the altar in the
Temple. "We were only feet
from the Holy of Holies, the in-
nermost shrine of the ancient
Jewish Temple," recalled Rab-
bi Shapiro."
Both rabbis were impressed
with the tourist facilities being
built to accommodate
travelers, and they were
pleasantly surprised to find
that the miraculous drop in
Israel's inflation rate has
resulted in a cost-of-living
which is almost identical to
Bar Mitzvah
that in South Florida.
Rabbi. Shapiro described a
new promenade being built
near Jerusalem's Diplomat
Hotel which will provide
visitors not only with shops,
restaurants and hotels, but
also with the best view of the
Old City. Rabbi Westman
noted that throughout Israel
there is a new infrastructure
being established for camping
and recreation as a result of
tourist attractions lost when
Israel relinquished the Sinai.
Although many potential
tourists equate a visit to Israel
with a tour of Jerusalem, both
rabbis encouraged exploration
of the rest of the country.
"Israel abounds in natural
beauty, from the lush green-
ness of the north to the
tropical splendor of the
south," said Rabbi Shapiro. "I
have taken tours in the sum-
mer, but to be in Israel in
March, when the almond trees
and spring flowers are
blossoming was spectacular.
At any time of year, a trip to
Israel is an experience unlike
any other traveling
encounter!"
Rabbi Westman said a visit
to Israel is "not all heaviness.
It is filled with happiness,
laughter and recreation. In
Israel, unlike anywhere else in
the world, you can be a normal
person and enjoy yourself. As
Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo Lahat
put it, 'Jerusalem is holy; Tel
Aviv and the rest of Israel is
human.' "
It is clear that Israel as a
tourist attraction has
something for everyone,
Jewish or non-Jewish,
religious or not. And by
visiting Israel an American
Jew can not only enjoy himself
and revive his spiritual contact
with history and tradition, but
also make a positive impact on
Israel's economic recovery.
Senator Javits Passes
Former Senator Jacob
Javits (R-N.Y.) died on Friday,
March 7 at Good Samaritan
Hospital in West Palm Beach.
The 81-year-old statesman was
in the Palm Beaches visiting
his friend Herbert Goldman.
Funeral Services were held
Monday, March 10 in New
York.
Javits, who served in the
Senate for 24 years, was a
maverick liberal Republican
who earned bipartisan support
and respect among his col-
leagues. He was very concern-
ed with issues such as the en-
vironment, Social Security and
nuclear disarmament. Sol
Silverman, a member of the
Palm Beach County
Democratic Executive Com-
mittee, said of Javits, "He
took the position early on that
nuclear war was unthinkable."
Rep. Guy Vander Jagt (R-
Mich.), speaking at a fund-
raiser for Florida Rep Tom
Lewis last week, spoke ad-
mirably of Javits' grasp of the
issues. "He always knew more
than anyone in the room,"
Vander Jagt said.
Sen. Jacob Javits
Bob Pinchuk, an aide to Con-
gressman Lewis, added, "Sen.
Javits proved that ethnic
background, politic and
religion are not the primary
things people vote for.. .1
have no doubt that when the
label 'greatness' is applied to a
senator, Jacob Javits will not
be excluded."
Joshua Weingard
JOSHUA WEINGARD
Joshua Weingard, son of
Joseph Weingard and Ellen
Flaum, will be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, March 15, at Tem-
ple Beth El in West Palm
Beach. Joshua will be twinning
his Bar Mitzvah with Alex-
ander Klesman of the Soviet
Union, who has been denied
his Jewish heritage.
Joshua is an eighth grade
student at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School where he is
vice-president of the Knesset.
He is a member of Temple
Beth El Kadima and the JCC
Tweens, and his main interests
are tennis, basketball and
computers.
Along with special friends,
those sharing this day with
Joshua will be his step-mother
Nancy, grandparents Grace
and Morris Weingard and
Sylvia and Hy Flaum, his
sister Jessica and brother
Aron, and many friends and
relatives of the Weingard and
Flaum families.
Wellington Temple Nears Completion
The new hotae of Temple Beth Torah in Wellington, pictured
here, is nearing completion. Rabbi Steven R. Westman ex-
pects the building to be finished in time for a dedication
ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 4.
Area Deaths
FISHES
James. 72, of Century Village. Boca Raton.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Hewlett, N.Y.
LEICHEER
Hans, 70, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach, died Monday. Services 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels. West Palm Beach.
NATHANSON
Jaco P., 86, of 5096 Candlewood Court,
Lake Worth. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
ROAMAN
Irving, 86, of 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm
Beach, died Tuesday. Services in New York.
N.Y. Riverside Memorial Chapel. West
Palm Beach.
SILBERFARB
Celia, 81, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach. Funeral in Woodbridge,
NJ.
WALD
Barnett Y., 69, of Arcara Way, Lake Worth.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Pinelawn, N.Y.
Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CENTRAL CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF THE PALM
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.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212 Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai
Spektor. Daily and Saturday 8:30 a.m. and at present 6 p.m. Fri-
day: 8:30 a.m., traditional service at 5 p.m. and a late service at
8:15 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
CONGREGATION BETH KODESH OF BOYNTON BEACH:
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.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
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. Moms Silberman, Can-
tor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday
and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Sabbath services, Fri-
day 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation Beth
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.
ORTHODOX
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.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1592 Floresta, P.O. Box
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM-THE REFORM TEMPLE OF JUPITER-
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School,
13000 Paddock Dr., West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
793-2700.
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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TEMPLE
Coming events at Golden
Lakes Temple:
On Monday, March 17 at
9:30 am. the Temple is spon-
soring a brunch in honor of
several important issues .. .
first, to honor their own Choir,
which is under the direction of
Rabbi Joseph Speiser; second-
ly, to honor two most deserv-
ing Christians from the com-
munity of West Palm Beach.
Chosen for this distinction are
Rita Sommers and Frank Cor-
dona, for their efforts exempli-
fying Brotherhood in our area.
A full brunch meal will be serv-
ed, and the charge per person
is $5. Tickets are available
through the Temple office any
morning except Saturday.
The Sisterhood of Golden
Lakes Temple will have a
general membership meeting
on Sunday, March 23 at 10
a.m., with a collation. Guest
for the meeting will be Andrea
Berelman, vocalist.
The Men's Club of Golden
Lakes Temple will meet on
Thursday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
A collation will be served.
Election of officers for the
coming year will be held.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
Temple Beth David will be
having a Special Shabbat
Family Service on Friday,
March 21 at 8 p:m. This ser-
vice will be featuring the 2nd
and 3rd graders of the Tem-
ple's Religious School.
The third grade class of the
Hebrew School will participate
in the service by leading the
congregational melodies for
Friday night, which they have
learned as part of the music
program under the direction of
Cantor Rackoff.
The second grade will put on
a presentation based on
material they have learned in
their studies on Sunday
mornings.
Temple Beth David coming
events:
Adult Education The
Adult Education Committee
will present the film, "The
Jewish Heritage Series" nar-
rated by Abba Eban on Sunday
evenings March 16, and 23 at
Temple Beth David. The film
will run for one hour beginning
at 7:30 p.m. and will be follow-
ed by a one half hour discus-
sion. Refreshments will be
served. For further informa-
tion call the Temple office.
Monday, March 24 Purim
Megillah Reading and Family
Service at 7:30 p.m. Children
and Adult Costumes
encouraged.
Saturday, March 89 -
Shabbat morning service, at 10
a.m. Shabbat Parah, the third
of the four special Haftarot
read at this time of year.
Temple Beth David, under
the auspices of Palm Beach
Liturgical Culture Founda-
tion, has been chosen to be one
of the participating
synagogues in a most exciting
cantorial concert. This very
special event will take place at
the West Palm Beach
Auditorium on Wednesday,
April 9, at 7:30 p.m. Four of
the great cantors in the world,
Zvee Aroni, David Bagley, Ben
Zion Miller and Sol Zim, along
with both the Temple Beth
Torah Children's Choir led by
Greta Fleissig and an or-
chestra will be featured.
Please do not miss this musical
evening. Tickets will not be
available at the auditorium.
For further information, call
Anne Sloop evenings or the
Temple office during the day.
Support the Temple while en-
joying a wonderful evening of
entertainment.
Temple Beth David
Sisterhood will present a pro-
gram of Yiddish, Hebrew and
English folk songs, ballards
and contemporary music. The
evening is called "Something
for Everybody." The date is
March 18 at 8 p.m. at the Tem-
ple. This event is open to the
community. Dessert will be
served. For information call
the Temple office.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
The Sisterhood will hold a
Purim Auction on Sunday
evening, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Donation is $3 per person. All
are welcome. Contact Hilda
Zell or Gert Sheperd for more
information.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
The Adult Education Com-
mittee presents an Annual
Memorial Lecture Sunday
evening, March 16, at 7:30
p.m., with Rabbi Jack Riemer
of Congregation Beth-El.in La
Jolla, Calif.
Rabbi Riemer is the Editor
of New Prayers For The High
Holidays, which is used in
many congregations
throughout the country.
Rabbi Riemer has written
numerous essays and reviews
for the Jerusalem Post, The
London Jewish Chronicle, and
many journals in America and
abroad. He has led study mis-
sions to the Soviet Union,
Eastern and Western Europe,
and Israel for the United
Synagogue Youth.
Rabbi Riemer's oratorio, In
The End "was recently
premiered at Lincoln Center in
New York, and he was inter-
viewed by NBC on a program
on the new Jewish writers.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
Temple Israel Shabbat Ser-
vice on Friday, March 14 will
be conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. The topic of this
Shabbat Service will be:
"Finishing the Work."
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. During
the service child care is
provided.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Rabbi Joel Levine will
deliver a special report on
"The Jews of Argentina" at
Temple Judea Sabbath Ser-
vices, Friday, March 14 at 8
p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center. Cantor Anne
Newman will chant the music.
Recently, Rabbi Levine at-
tended a special briefing with
Rabbi Marshall Meyer who
served the Jewish Community
of Argentina for over 20 years.
This sermon is part of Rabbi
Levine's pulpit series on "Op-
pressed Jewish Communities."
He will note that currently,
conditions for Argentine
Jewry have undergone a
dramatic reversal, yet the past
record of anti-Semitism must
be kept in mind. In future ser-
mons, he will speak on "South
African Jewry" and "The
Jews of Middle Europe."
During Services, child care
will be available. Following
Services, the congregation is
invited to the oneg shabbat
sponsored by Sisterhood. For
more information, call the
office.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
During Shabbat evening ser-
vices on March 14 conducted
by Rabbi Westman and Cantor
Rosenbaum, the Rabbi will
lead an "Ask the Rabbi" ses-
sion with special emphasis on
Israel. He has just returned
from an emergency conference
on tourism to Israel, where,
along with 200 other rabbis of
all the major groups in
American Judaism, he was
briefed on the current situa-
tion by Israeli Prime Minister
Peres, President Herzog,
cabinet minister Modai
(Finance) and Sharir (tourism)
and other officials. Con-
gregants and guests are en-
couraged to come with
stimulating questions to which
Rabbi Westman will respond.
TEMPLE BETH ZION
Temple Beth Zion of the
Western Communities in con-
junction with five other
synagogues is sponsoring a
Cantorial Concert to be held
Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30
p.m. at the Palm Beach
Auditorium. The concert
features four of the greatest
cantors of the world plus the
Beth Torah Choir.
The four cantors are Zvee
Aroni of the Beth Torah Con-
gregation of North Miami
Beach, Bepzion Miller of Con-
gregation Beth-El of Boro
Park, Sol Zim of the Hollia
Hills Jewish Center and David
Bagley of Beth Sholom
Synagogue in Toronto.
Tickets for this concert can
be obtained by contacting Dr.
Joe Rivin, Florence Schacher
or Lou Nurik. Tickets will not
be available at the Palm Beach
Auditorium. Your tax-free
donations for seats are $15 for
orchestra, $12.50 for loge and
$10 for balcony.
Day Schol Bar Mitzvah
To Feature Special
Shabbat Services
To celebrate 13 years of pro-
viding excellence in Jewish
and general education to the
Palm Beach County Jewish
Community, the Jewish Com-
munity Day School family will
commemorate its Bar Mitzvah
year with special Shabbat ser-
vices at the Day School Merkaz
on Friday evening, March 28
at 8 p.m. and on Saturday mor-
ning, March 29 at 9:30 a.m.
The entire community is in-
vited to both services, which
will honor the school's past
and present founders, sup-
porters and presidents, many
of whom will be privileged to
participate in the ceremonies.
The Day School faculty has
been busy working with
students helping prepare them
for their role in the services.
On Friday evening, the fourth,
sixth and seventh grades will
participate, and the rest of the
students will be involved in the
Saturday morning service. In
addition, Day School alumni
will be on hand to assist in the
Saturday Shabbat services.
An Oneg Shabbat will take
place Friday evening and a
Kiddush will be held after ser-
vices on Saturday.
"We have encouraged the in-
volvement of everyone in the
community who has worked to
develop our Day School into
the fine institution it is today,"
said Day School president Dr.
Arthur Virshup. "With the ex-
pected growth of our Jewish
community, we celebrate this
occasion in anticipation of an
exciting future.
In addition to the Shabbat
services, the Day School will
hold a dinner-dance at the
Hyatt Palm Beaches on Satur-
day evening, March 29, at
which time a specially-
published Commemorative
Journal will be distributed.
For more information about
the Jewish Community Day
School's Bar Mitzvah celebra-
tion, please call Carol Klein,
community affairs co-
ordinator, at 585-2227.
Assassination
Continued from Page 4
Yasir Arafat. According to
some observers, this meant
that Arafat is determined to
fight back against the rejec-
tionists who are believed
responsible for the murder of
Al-Masri.
Goren noted in his TV inter-
view that he recently had
warned Al-Masri that he could
be the target of a political
assassination. But the mayor
refused protection, saying he
enjoyed the support of all
Nablus residents.
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Saudi
Arms
Sale
Continued from Page 4
dication that some of the
moderate Arab states are will-
ing to be helpful we have to go
rather slow, he said.
"I know the missiles will
fly," Dole added. "But I don't
know whether this new
package will fly."
Hart noted he and other
Senators lost the fight in 1981
against the sale of AW ACS to
Saudi Arabia. "Today the
Saudis are still closer to the
PLO than they are to making
peace with Israel," he said.
Hart, who announced he
plans to visit Israel at the end
of the month, said he will not
support a sale of missiles to the
Saudis. He said his message to
the President is, "forget it. It
is not going to happen. It is not
the way to peace. It is not the
way to treat a friend" (Israel).
Dole said he believes "cooler
heads" will prevail. "The best
policy, when it comes to the
Mideast and other parts of the
world, is a bipartisan policy,
not a Republican policy or a
Democratic policy, he said.
The majority leader pointed
to the recent experience with
the proposed arms sale to Jor-
dan in which Republicans and
Democrats worked together to
delay the sale. It was later
withdrawn by Reagan.
"It was our duty as
Americans first to try to con-
tinue the negotiating pro-
cess," Dole said. "We gave it a
chance and we haven't given
up yet."
At the same time, Dole
praised King Hussein of Jor-
dan. "It's not his fault that the
peace process, at least tem-
porarily, is derailed again by
the PLO, which has only one
thing in mind, the destruction
of Israel."
Dole stressed that support
for Israel is "bipartisan, non-
partisan." He said there is a
consensus that "Israel must be
militarily secure and
economically healthy."
Hart praised Dole for his
successful effort as majority
leader in bringing about
Senate ratification of the
Genocide Convention after 37
years of the treaty being
blocked.
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^4- B Don't put this call on hold. Too many people are
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Your support is essential to keep our Jewish
community strong.
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the elderly.
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richness of our Jewish culture.
To help families find Jewish answers to the
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Your support is essential to meet immigrant needs
in Israel.
To provide swift and comprehensive absorption for
new immigrants.
To help settlers establish footholds in the Galilee
and start new lives in the Negev.
To maintain vital programs for the old and for
the young.
To rejuvenate the lives of 400,000 men, women
and children in distressed neighborhoods through
Project Renewal.
Your support is essential to sustain Jewish life around
the world.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 14, 1986
Levin Says Jews Must Continue To Work for Social Justice
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.)
said last week that American
Jews, while supporting the
maintenance of a strong
Weisel Urges young Jews Not To Forget Soviet Jewry
Israel, must also continue other Americans will care Appeal's Fifth National Young
working for social justice in about what's important to us?" Leadership Conference at the
the United States. he asked the nearly 3,000 Omni Shoreham Hotel.
"If we do not involve you,n American Jewish If we d0 not fight the in-
ourselves in the full range of 'eaders attending the opening justices that affect others, will
American life, is it likely that se88100 of the United Jewish they fignt the injustices that
JCC News
JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES
TOPS 1,000 IN MEMBERSHIP
Linda Zwickel, vice-president and membership chairper-
son, is proud to announce that for the first time in its 11
year-history, the Jewish Community Center of the Palm
Beaches numbers over 1,000 on its membership rolls. A
just-completed membership drive brought in a record
number of new members, helping to reach the milestone of
1,000 members.
She also stated that "without the help of our current
members we could not have been as successful as we have
been. We appreciate our 'old' members and welcome those
who have just joined us, the 'center' of the Jewish Com-
munity of the Palm Beaches."
Membership in the JCC has grown steadily since the
Center opened in 1977, with the most growth evident in re-
cent years, as Palm Beach County attracts more Jewish
families. Membership categories range from Single Adult
through Seniors. For more information on membership and
the Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, phone
689-7700 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS
Widows and widowers are invited to attend a support
group on Sunday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. For further infor-
mation please call Barbara Basch at 622-7152.
SUNDAY MORNING CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
The Jewish Community Center invites all spirited adults
who enioy a fun game of volleyball to come to Camp Shalom
(Belvedere Rd., one mile west of the Turnpike) Sunday
mornings at 10 a.m. starting March 30. No previous ex-
perience necessary. No fee.
There will also be time for socializing.
NO SCHOOL HOLIDAY
A special six-day "No School Holiday" program for pre-
school through Sixth grade children will be conducted at
the Jewish Community Center Friday, March 28 through
Friday, April 4.
Each day will have a special theme such as Clown Day,
Everyone's Birthday Party, Discovering Animals, etc.
Trips will include bowling, movies, museums, roller
skating, etc.
Fee for the six days is $72 for JCC members and for non
members $84. For individual days, JCC members will pay
$13 and non members $16.
Registration deadline is Monday, March 24. Please call
Jacki Brick at 689-7700 for detailed flyer and registration
form.
PARENTING THE DIFFICULT CHILD
The Early Childhood Department of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will begin a six-week course starting Mon-
day, April 7, from 7-9 p.m. at the Center, 2415 Okeechobee
Blvd. on "Parenting the Difficult Child."
The course is designed for parents whose children are
troublesome at school, unruly at home, difficult to manage,
hyperactive, learning disabled or any combination of these
characteristics. Classes will deal with day-to-day problems,
and the course will strive to help the parents understand
the learning disabled child's stages and individual needs.
Harriet Blush, instructor, has an extensive background
in working with these children and their families. The fee is
$5 for materials.
Call Gail Kressal at 689-7700 for registration and
information.
SCUBA CERTIFICATION COURSE
The Jewish Community Center will be offering a six-
session, open-water dive course starting Monday, April 7.
This course is designed to acquaint one to South Florida's
diving environment. Drift diving skills are applied to actual
diving situations. It will prepare one to make repetitive
dives up to 60 ft. and includes basic navigation.
The class includes three classroom sessions, which will be
held at the Seapro Scuba Center, and three pool sessions to
be held at the North Palm Beach Country Club. Instructors
for this course are from the Seapro Scuba Center.
Students must supply their own mask, fins, snorkel and
weight belt. All other equipment will be supplied.
Fee for the course is $150. All registrations must be in by
March 28. Call Joel at 689-7700 for complete information.
SIXTH ANNUAL JCC COMMUNITY SEDER
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Zeide, chairpersons, have announc-
ed that they will host the Jewish Community Center's
Sixth Annual Community Seder, which will be held the se-
cond night of Passover, Thursday, April 24, at the Hyatt
Hotel, 630 Clearwater Park Rd. in West Palm Beach.
The evening will include the reading and singing of the
Haggadah, led by Cantor Israel Barzak of the Central Con-
servative Synagogue, and a traditional Passover meal.
Seating is limited. People are urged to arrange their
tables early. The fee for the evening is $36 for adults and
$18 for children under 12.
Please call 689-7700 for registration and information.
MID-SINGLES ENJOY HAPPY HOUR
The newly formed mid-singles group (30's and 40's) of
the Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, will
meet Monday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m. for the "Happy
Hour" at the Speakeasy on Flagler Drive, about one mile
north of Okeechobee Blvd.
Meet Ron Warren, host for this event. Donation: $1 plus
one's own fare.
SINGLES TO LEARN ABOUT HYPNOSIS
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches in-
vites all Singles to attend a lecture by A.H. Gold, hypnotist,
Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Center.
Learn 4iow to use self-hypnosis as a tool for relaxation,
therapy and to break unwanted habits.
Donation: $1. Call Ann at 689-7700 for information and
reservation.
PRIME TIMERS TO MEET
The Prime Time Singles (60 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will meet the bus at the Carteret Bank,
Okeechobee Blvd., Thursday, March 20, at 6:15 p.m. and
will be off to the Lake Worth Senior Citizens Center for a
short meeting to be followed by entertainment.
Donation of $2.25 covers transportation.
Please call Sally, 478-9397 or Evelyn at 686-6824 for
reservations.
ALL SINGLES SHABBAT SERVICE
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches in-
vites Singles to the monthly "All Singles" Shabbat Service
Friday, March 21, starting at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth-El,
2815 No. Flagler Dr;, West Palm Beach.
Services will be followed with an Oneg Shabbat.
A ROYAL PARTY FOR PURIM
The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will enjoy the holiday of Purim with a party hosted
by Ned Goldberg, Ron Warren and Roy Miller.
The festivities will be held at the home of Ned Goldberg,
Saturday, March 22 starting at 9 p.m. Come as you are or
come in costume. There will be special recognition for the
most outstanding outfit.
Donation for the evening is $4 for JCC members and $6
for non members. There will be a $1 reduction for those
coming in costume.
Call Ann at 689-7700 or Ned at 684-9479 for directions.
SINGLE PURSUITS OFF TO LAS OLAS
The Single Pursuits (38-55) of the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches will be meeting at the Center
on Sunday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. to go the the Las Olas
Festival in Fort Lauderdale.
Sylvia Brockstein, hostess, assures that all will enjoy the
Arts and Crafts show, food and atmosphere of the day.
Donation, including busette ride, is $6 for JCC members
and $7 for non members. Call Ann at 689-7700 for informa-
tion and reservations.
Scores of people enjoyed the JCC's First Annual Paid-
Up Membership affair held Sunday, Feb. 23, at the
Heart-Breaker Cafe.
affect us?" Levin asked. He
said Jews gained allies for
their causes by their participa-
tion in the struggle for social
justice such as the civil rights
movement.
Specifically, Levin noted
that $2.5 billion was being cut
in U.S. funds for education and
said that new immigrants will
be denied the opportunities
Jewish immigrants received.
He also charged that the civil
rights laws which Jews helped
bring about are being ignored
by the Reagan Administration.
Elie Wiesel, chairman of the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council, urged that
now that Anatoly Shcharansky
has been allowed to go to
Israel, American Jews should
not forget the others still in
the Soviet Union.
He recommended a march
on Washington of 250,000 to
500,000 people the week
before Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev arrives for a
meeting with Reagan. A
specific date has not yet been
set for the proposed meeting.
Israeli Ambassador Meir
Rosenne also stressed that
Jews should not be satisfied
with "token" emigration but
should continue to press for
the release of all Soviet Jews.
Wiesel, who received the
Young Leadership's first
Jacob Javits Humanitarian
Award, stressed the impor-
tance of young Jews in Jewish
history, noting that it was the
young Jews who led the op-
position to the Nazis in the
ghettos and the concentration
camps, who fought in the
underground against the
British in prestate Palestine
and who began the Soviet
Jewry movement both in the
Soviet Union and the United
States.
"It is on your shoulders that
Jewish destiny weighs heavi-
ly," Wiesel told the young
leaders. He said they should
take in all of Jewish history,
both the joys and tragedies.
Day School
Honors
Astronaut
The spirit of the Challenger
astronauts was remembered
recently when the children of
the Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
held a brief ceremony which
culminated in the release of
hundreds of red, white and
blue balloons and one silver
balloon for each of the
astronauts. An additional
silver balloon was released to
represent a spirit of hope and a
reaffirmation that the quest to
expand our scientific horizons
continue in spite of this
tragedy.
The balloons were donated
by Sy and Georgene
Scheckner, parents of
kindergarten student Jeri.
(


Schindler Delivers Sermon at Joint Service
UAHC President Combines Polemics with A Call for Jewish Unity
In part, the uniqueness of
the morning Shabbat service
at Temple Israel on Saturday,
March 1, was that five reform
congregations were meeting
to worship together for the
first time. In addition Rabbi
Alexander Schindler, the
motivating force behind this
historic joint service, shared
the bima with the religious
leaders from Temple Beth Am,
Temple Beth Torah, Temple
Israel, Temple Judea and Tem-
Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Reform movement's decision
to eliminate the distinction
between maternal and pater-
nal genealogy in the deter-
mination of Jewishness,
Schindler added that the
UAHC believes that
"Jewishness must be further
in the Jewish community to
make certain that the children
coming from these marriages
will be raised as Jews."
pie Sinai. -
Rabbi Schindler president of SSSKXJI'mS jtint ReJorm ?ervice at TemP,e IsraeI -
the Reform movements Union r wl#mn Jt ^T^T (rePr*ent>n& R>bi Steven
K. Westman of Temple Beth Torah), Rabbi Joel Levine of ,,.* gea oi
itaW" Judea' Rabbl A,fred L- Friedman of Temple Beth Am, Beach County was held Sun-
UAHC president Rabbi Alexander Schindler, Rabbi Samuel day, Feb. 23, in the Center's
Silver of Temple Sinai and host Rabbi Howard Shapiro of
Temple Israel.
After briefly explaining the Continued on Page 17
Challenges Outlined At
Morse Geriatric
Annual Meeting
The Fourth Annual Meeting State of Florida has approved
of American Hebrew Con-
gregations (UAHC), delivered
an eloquent sermon in which
he rejected the notion that a
destructive schism between
Jews exists, and he explained
the Reform movement's posi- ;n r.inn nn intarm..* ".n,! 'ng that many have been more
violently divisive than the pro-
of the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center of the Jewish
Home for the Aged of Palm
Lowe Auditorium.
The meeting began
tion on intermarriage
patrilineal descent.
Schindler admitted that
Jewish life is characterized by
pluralism, by a "non-
uniformity and variegation."
Yet he disagreed with the pro-
phecies of doom which predict
"a rift in the Jewish world so
wide that it threatens to tear
our people asunder."
Such a forecast, Schindler
said," is predicated on the er-
roneous presumption that all
was sweetness and light in the
blematic issues confronting
world Jewry today, such as the
elusive question of what con-
stitutes Jewishness.
"Without ever agreeing on
everything," Schindler observ-
ed, "we have nevertheless
defined ourselves as one. All
Jews share a living history
that is part of the livine
Torah."
movement, but to all Jews who
share the destiny of Israel."
Throughout, Schindler ex-
pressed doubt that the dif-
ferences which exist now will
Assuring the congregants
oTtSWthatnehS ^ Hght E ^ TttS! d that-we have a right to
past, that harmony always discuss issues, Schindler went expect a like response from the
prevailed in the Jewish world on to ^ gg JvwZ%ZdZ Oi thodox.'
brothers and sisters" when it
comes to problems such as ter-
rorism and the sovereignty
and security of Israel.
at 10
a.m. with a welcome from
Michael Stein, meeting chair-
man, to the nearly 300
members of the Center in at-
tendance. The Center's
religious director, Rabbi Alan
ever be completely resolved. ?^erman; gave l!\e '"vocation, nion and view of the Cente
"We will simply have to live ??d enter President Bennett and the staff. The audience'
with them" he said, "and we M-.Berman spoke about the resDonse was electric Am
can, provided we accord each achievements made at the
other mutual respect, respect Genter m the P*8* vear-
Executive Director E. Drew
Gackenheimer followed with a
message for 1986 listing the
goals to be met now that the ,
for the integrity of those
whose views we do not share."
Claiming that Reform Jews
"have no right to denigrate
Orthodoxy," Schindler also
said that "we have a right to
the addition of 160 long-term
beds to the existing facility.
The Nominating Committee
report was delivered by
Nathan Monus, and the
membership unanimously ap-
proved the 1986 slate of
officers.
The highlight of the meeting
was the four residents of the
Center who wrote and
delivered their own speeches
expressing their personal opi-
nion and view of the Center
s
response was electric as they
gave the four speakers a stan-
ding ovation.
The Annual Meeting was
followed by a buffet brunch
held in the Center's garden
patio.
and that there was always an
ideological concensus amongst
Jewish people."
Noting that virtually every
Recalling that the Orthodox
teachings he grew up with
were characterized by "modes-
ty, humility and respect,"
era of Jewish history has been .1The evoivin historic idpr. I Schindler said that Jewish
characterized by sharp dif- tity ^ S' Setu ^f^nthas and will con-
ferences on political, social and
religious issues, Schindler
issues,
declared, "Those differences
have not caused the Jewish
world to fracture."
Schindler cited historic con-
frontations among Jews, say-
tity
continue to grow,'f Schindler
said, suggesting that the
dialectic arising from dif-
ferences is essential for a
dynamic Jewish future.
Schindler admonished that
"the Torah belongs to no one
Shcharansky Says he Would be Glad if Mandela
Could be Released From Jail
JERUSALEM- (JTA) Anatoly Sharansky said he
would be glad if Black South African leader Nelson
Mandela could be released from prison as part of the East-
West package deal responsible for his own release by the
Soviet Union. But the dissident and aliya activist carefully
distinguished his own movement from that of Mandela who
he noted has been accused of violence in his struggle
against apartheid.
Appearing at a press conference here, Sharansky stress-
ed that he and other Jewish activists in the USSR were
never violent. "Our only battlefields were small apart-
ments" from which world public opinion was alerted to the
plight to Soviet Jewry, he said.
He said he believed in principle that all political prisoners
should be freed. But he did not want Moscow to mislead the
world by comparing his case and Mandela's, trying to imply
thereby that he and his Helsinki Watch groups were in
anyway involved in violent activities such as the anti-
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tinue to exist in "a spirit of
trust and respect."
It was in this spirit of
respect for those who hold
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Schindler then went on to
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an attenuation of our
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said, "We have determined
not to sit shiva for these
children. We categorically
refuse to reject the intermar-
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closer to us and involve them
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Pagej6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 14, 1986
Summer Archaeological Dig in Israel Offered
Jewish college students,
graduating high school seniors
planning to enter college in the
Fall, or anyone who is in-
terested in an exciting dif-
ferent experience in Israel
during the Summer of '86 may
join in on an archeological dig
sponsored by the Jewish
Studies Center, the Center for
Biblical and Archeological
Studies, and the Weekend Col-
lege at the University of South
Florida, in Tampa.
The project, which entails
excavations at Sepphoris, in
the Lower Galilee, will leave
June 1 for a five-week stay.
Approximately 80 volunteers
are expected to participate in
the work-study-travel pro-
gram directed by Dr. James F.
Strange, PhD, Dean of the Col-
lege of Arts and Letters at the
University of South Florida,
and internationally known ar-
cheologist, scholar, and
author. Because of the involve-
ment of Weekend College, a
division of the university that
sponsors overseas programs,
six hours of graduate or
undergraduate credit are in-
cluded. The courses may be
taken on a credit or audit
basis.
The cost of the entire
package is approximately
$2,200 and includes round trip
air fare from international
point of departure, accom-
modations at a Nazareth hotel,
four meals daily, week-end
side trips, tuition to USF for
two seminars (transferable to
other universities and col-
leges), and the privilege of
working in the field with pro-
fessionals, teachers and
students from around the
country. A European stopover
on the return trip can be ar-
ranged on an individual basis
and is not included in the
IDF Forest Inaugurated
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(JNF); Yitzhak Rabin, Minister of Defense; and Moshe Levy,
Chief of Staff, IDF.
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1986 will be the fifth season
at Sepphoris, a very important
Jewish site with a long in-
teresting history in antiquity.
Among the events that took
place at this city, which may
prove to have rivaled
Jerusalem in splendor during
the' first century, was the
editing of the Mishna by Rabbi
Judah the Prince, who lived in
Sepphoris during the last 17
years of his life. Sepphoris is
mentioned several times in the
Talmud and in the writings of
Josephus, a first century
historian.
Volunteers and staff come
from throughout the country
and in the past, have ranged
from ages 14 to 75. No ex-
perience is necessary and the
only prerequisites are a
serious attitude toward work,
good health, a sense of humor
and the anticipation of having
a fun and rewarding
experience.
The staff of the project
hopes to involve more Jewish
volunteers in Jewish ar-
cheology and the history of
early Judaism in a different
and exciting way.
For more information, a
brochure, and/or application,
please contact Weekend Col-
lege, Sepphoris Project,
Cooper Hall 276, University of
South Florida, Tampa, FL
33620, or call Joan Keller, ad-
ministrative assistant, Sep-
phoris Project, at (813)
531-2923 during the evening.
If there are sufficient numbers
of persons interested, a slide
presentation and information
session can be set up in your
comunity led by one of the Ex-
cavations at Sepphoris staff
members. The deadline for ap-
plication is April 1, 1986.
Hebrew Union College
Admissions Director To Visit
People interested in a career
in the field of Jewish Com-
munal leadership should make
an appointment to meet with
Rabbi Gary P. Zola, National
Director of Admissions for the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion, who will
be at University of Miami's
Hillel office on March 26 from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
College-Institute trains in-
dividuals to become Rabbis,
Cantors, Jewish Educators,
and Jewish Communal
Workers modern teachers
and leaders who will serve an
ancient people.
The rabbinic program at
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion comprises
five years of graduate study.
The curriculum includes Bible,
Talmud, Midrash, Liturgy,
Commentaries, Codes,
History, Jewish Religious
Thought, Philosophy,
Literature, Education and
Human Relations. The pro-
gram also provides oppor-
tunities for practical ex-
perience in congregations,
communal organizations and
social agencies.
The other academic units of
the College-Institute include
the School of Education, the
School of Jewish Communal
Service, the School of Sacred
Music, and the School of
Graduate Studies.
Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion,
now in its second century, is
the oldest institution of Jewish
higher education in the United
States and one of the most
highly regarded in the world.
It has build a tradition of
scholarship and service not on-
ly for the Reform movement
but for the Jewish people
everywhere. The College-
Institute has campuses in Cin-
cinnati, New York, Los
Angeles, and Jerusalem. Not
all programs are available in
each city.
For more information about
these respected and challeng-
ing professions, please call
Hillel Director Rabbi Mark
Kram at (305) 665-6948 for an
appointment with Rabbi Zola.
Fiterman Gift Brings
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A major contribution of
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Excellence for the Ritter Art
Gallery at Florida Atlantic
University in the annual
publication design competition
of the Art Museum Associa-
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Hopes Run High for Ethiopian Racer
A 16-year-old long-distance
runner whose course through
life has taken him from the
mountains of northern
Ethiopia to AMIT Women's
Kfar Batya Youth Village, in
Raanana is stirring Israel's
sports world.
Dani Besta is being hailed as
perhaps the fastest youth
(under 18) in 3,000 meter
track-and-field national com-
petition. In a recent race he
established a time of 9.28
minutes that left the Israeli
champions behind. Followup
training sessions have enabled
him to shave almost a minute
from that time.
Dani made his mark in
athletics since arriving at
AMIT Women's Youth Village
in Raanana three years ago.
He is one of nearly 200 Ethio-
pian Jews who have found a
haven at Kfar Batya and
AMIT Women's other Youth
Village at Petach Tikvah.
The lanky youth was
unaware of his running ability
until he participated in an in-
tramural track-and field com-
petition in 1984. He caught the
attention of a teacher who en-
couraged him to start training
seriously. A temporary coach
was found to refine his skills.
The results were dramatic.
In a competition organized by
the Israel Defense Forces,
Dani came in first among 410
runners from 65 schools. He
may have missed out on top
honors in last summer's Mac-
cabiah Games' 3,000 meter
youth competition because
that heat began right after the
Sabbath and he did not have
time to travel. Instead, he ran
with the adults capturing a
bronze medal after finishing
just behind the second-place
winner.
Dani grew up in the Ethio-
pian village of Humara. At the
age of 11, he and his family
made a dangerous month-long
Dani Besta, who emigrated to Israel in 1982, runs 15
kilometers a day as part of his training regimen.
The Ethiopian Jew's second
"family," at Kfar Batya, in-
cludes the 500 boys and girls
aged 12 to 17 and represen-
ting some 25 different coun-
tries who live, study and
work in the self-governing
village. Another 500 students
commute from nearby towns
to join the permanent
residents in studying at
AMIT's high school, junior
nigh school and Junior College
for Practical Engineering.
In an atmosphere that en-
courages young people to
achieve their full potential,
journey on foot to Sudan. They
remained in Africa for two and
half more years before being
airlifted to Europe and on to
Israel in 1982.
Dani's family in Israel in-
cludes five brothers and two
sisters. His father, a farmer,
and mother live in the develop-
ment town of Migdal Ha'emek,
where Dani spends every se-
cond Shabbat. An 87-year-old
grandfather, who resided in
Beersheva, is regarded as the
teenager's most enthusiastic
supporter when it comes to
running.
Schindler Address Reform Congregations
Continued from Page 15
confirmed by performance of
mitzvot, by involvement and
service in Jewish life.
Genealogy is not enough."
Schindler argued that the
patrilineal descent decision
does not in fact represent such
a drastic break with tradition.
"There is ample evidence in
the Torah and rabbinical
literature that Jewishness
followed patrilineal lines ...
In our holy texts the male line
is seen as dominant in matters
affecting the priesthood."
Schindler then asked
rhetorically, "If the father is
good enough to transmit
priestly status, why is he not
good enough to bequeath
Jewishness?
He added that "Reform
Judaism does not make
changes in order to offend
other Jews or to make
ourselves more palatable to
others and increase our
numbers. The changes are
borne out of conviction."
Schindler went on to
reiterate that the "essential
unity of the Jewish people will
persist" despite any
ideological differences. "Con-
formity is not necessary for
Jewish survival. We can afford
to evolve. Let us view qualify-
ing adjectives such as 'Reform'
and 'Orthodox' for what they
are. The noun is 'Jew.' This
above all: we are Jews."
Schindler ended his sermon
with a call for unity. "Let the
memory of the Shoah con-
stitute a compelling mandate
for unity. Those who sought to
destroy us needed no distinc-
tions. Even as we were
brothers and sisters in death,
so must we ever remain
brothers and sisters in life."
Temple Israel Donates Books
Temple Israel in West Palm Beach recently donated a selec-
tion of 150 books to the Jewish Community Day School
library, a contribution which will serve to enhance the
available resources for the students in their Jewish studies.
Mrs. Elsie Leviton (right) of Temple Israel presented Mrs.
Barbara Steinberg, executive director of the Day School,
with the collection of valuable books.
Dani has come up against an
inevitable conflict as he pur-
sues both academic excellence
and a gold medal.
''Between classes,
homework and running," he
says, "I don't have a lot of free
time. Right now it's difficult to
decide which is' more impor-
tant sports or homework."
In school, Dani is concen-
trating on studying electricity.
He also enjoys learning
languages, computers and
biology. And he speaks with
great love about his religious
studies.
But he also takes his running
seriously. Except for the Sab-
bath, he runs 15 kilometers
each day, including a morning
run that begins at 5 a.m. 90
minutes before official wakeup
time with warmup exercises
and a five kilometer dash
across village grounds and
through nearby orchards.
Dani, who now has a
Russian-born track coach help-
ing him, is getting important
assistance from the Jewish
Agency's Youth Aliyah depart-
ment in his long-distance
training.
At the same time, Yitchak
Lev, director of AMIT Kfar
Batya, has expressed his
determination to keep Dani
"on track" scholastically,
while applauding his athletic
achievements.
AMIT Women's two youth
villages are part of an exten-
sive network of comprehensive
technological high schools,
community centers and other
education, social welfare and
child-care programs that the
organization provides for more
that 18,000 youngsters in
Israel. In the United States, it
is organized into 425 chapters
across the country, with a na-
tional membership of 80,000
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Portraiture: More Than An Art Form
By LLOYD RESNICK
If portrait photography con-
jures up images of stilted
poses, artificial backgrounds
and yearbook mugshots, the
photography of Alice Perman
Leveston, on display during
March at the Jewish Family
and Children's Services
(JFCS), 2250 Palm Beach
Lakes Boulevard in West Palm
Beach, will quickly dispel those
prejudices about the art of
photographing human faces.
Mrs. Leveston's portrait
display is part of the JFCS
recognition of Social Worker
Month, the theme of which this
year is "Aging Parents:
Return the Gift of Caring."
"Many young and middle-
aged adults are faced with giv-
ing care to their elderly
parents." said Ned Goldberg,
acting executive director at
JFCS. "Having these photos
prominently displayed will
help remind our clients that we
at JFCS can help not only the
elderly in need but also those
who are responsible for caring
for them through our
Caregivers Group led by Susan
Fleischer. Also, when viewing
these photos, you come to
realize that some of the most
charming visual
characteristics belong to older
adults."
Mrs. Leveston, whose prize-
winning photographs have
been published in magazines
and books on the elderly and
adorn the offices of the House
Select Committee on Aging in
Washington, is an experienced
social worker whose interest in
Photos Depict Theme of Social Worker Month
with people. It seemed natural
for me to take pictures of peo-
ple rather than places and
things."
Although her portrait
photography had captured the
essence of people of all ages.
Mrs. Leveston has concen-
trated on older adults. "In ad-
dition to the enjoyment I
received from working profes-
sionally with older people, I
discovered that they reveal
strong character and per-
sonality in their faces."
Unlike some portrait
photographers who alter the
subject's natural appearance
by using artifice and technical
trickery, Mrs. Leveston insists
on unadorned treatment. All
her subjects are photographed
in their home environment,
because, according to the
photographer, "they are more
comfortable. A person at home
Alice Perman Leveston joins Jewish Family and Children's
Service acting executive director Ned Goldberg in front of
the photo display commemorating Social Worker Month.
Nevertheless, when she
showed her clients the
is in familiar territory so he or photographs she had taken
they were amazed. "Some of
these people see themselves in
she is usually relaxed.
"My job is to make the
photograph as technically un-
complicated as possible," she
continued, "so the person feels
comfortable and the essence of
the person is expressed in the
photo."
For much the same reason,
the mirror every day,"
Leveston said, "but with a
photograph they receive a
more objective image and they
those of clients Leveston
worked with during her years
as a social worker in Connec-
ticut. Asked whether any of
her elderly clients were reluc-
tant subjects, she said, "Some
were, just like in any age
group. But most of the people
throughout enjoyed having
more oDjective image ana tney ** y^""- mjyjw uavmg
see more clearly the changes their P'ctare taken;' it was a
that have occurred over the
years. Many of these people
didn't have any recent
ly in black-and-white. 'A sub-
ject's personality is more
clearly revealed in black-and-
white," she explained. "Color
can be too distracting."
While she started taking
photographs as a hobby, Mrs.
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prise to me," Leveston said.
Mrs. Leveston shoots primari- photographs, and the portraits
have provided an excellent
basis for discussion and an
outlet through which they can
share their feelings about ag-
ing." Leveston suggested that
photography as a therapeutic
tool could have applications
with any age group.
Most of the
display at the JF
irtraits on
S office are
concrete show of attention and
some felt like they had become
a mini-celebrity by sitting in
front of the camera."
Several of Mrs. Leveston's
photographs depict the old
and the young together, a
visual embodiment of the
theme of Social Worker
Month. "Getting the young
and old together is usually
mutually beneficial," said
Leveston. "The children have
much to learn from older
so
Mrs. Leveston hangs one of
her prize-winning portraits.
people, and they're thrilled, as
I am, to hear about the horse-
and-buggy days. In turn, the
elderly are often inspired and
given a sense of hope by their
youthful counterparts."
Commenting specifically on
the theme of Social Worker
Month, Mrs. Leveston said,
"Despite the negative press
regarding the children of older
parents, I am amazed at the
commitment I have found from
middle-aged children toward
their elderly parents. I speak
only from personal experience,
but in general I think there is a
genuine commitment on the
part of children toward their
aging parents."
More information about
Social Worker Month and its
theme of "Aging Parents:
Return the Gift of Caring"
may be obtained by calling the
Jewish Family and Children's
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March 31, is available for por-
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Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
The Jews of Yugoslavia
By MILTON JACOBY
BELGRADE (JTA) In-
habitants of a land with a uni-
que complex of six republics
and two autonomous pro-
vinces, the Jews of Yugoslavia
lead the good life a life of
relative ease, security and
almost total non-
discrimination. Together with
their co-religionists, Moslem,
Catholic and Orthodox, they
co-exist in harmony and tran-
quility in a state where no one
faith dominates to the detri-
ment of any other.
They are also fortunate in
their environment. The land
they inhabit is magnificient
and replete with scenic con-
trasts; dazzling panoramic
mountains, lakes, rivers, and
on the Adriatic, a riviera which
puts those of Italy, France and
Spain to shame.
Tightly organized within the
framework of the Federation
of Jewish Communities, some
6,000 Jews may seem a trifling
number in a nation of 22
million, but they play a
disproportionately large role
in the communal life of the
country.
The saga of the Jews of
Yugoslavia during the shatter-
ing period of World War II is
one of tragedy and triumph.
Numbering 82,000 before the
Holocaust, they were reduced
to 15,000 by war's end. But in
an era when the Nazis practic-
ed genocide on an un-
precedented and incalculable
scale, Yugoslavia Jews fought
back.
Beginning in 1941, Jews in
large numbers joined the par-
tisans in the War of National
Liberation. Jewish youth as
well, were members of action
groups responsible for many
acts of sabotage against their
Nazi oppressors throughout
the country. There were com-
bat units with only Jewish
membership.
Their valor in battle was
legendary and to this day,
honored and remembered. The
medical staff of the partisans
was almost totally Jewish.
Fairly reliable figures indicate
that some 4,500 Jews joined in
partisan military activities and
in the Movement of National
Liberation, and that about one-
third perished in the battle
against fascist forces.
Fifteen of those designated
as National Heroes at the end
of the war were Jewish and
two are still living and 150 sur-
vivors were awarded the Par-
tisan Star 1941. In the
Yugoslav Peoples' Army, 14
Jews reached the rank of
general, two of them lieute-
nant general, two major
general and 10 brigadier.
The outstanding Jewish
fighter was Moshe Piade, a
very close friend of the
Supreme Staff of the Army of
Liberation. Streets in
Belgrade and other cities bear
his name, and statues
everywhere commemorate this
heroic figure who died in the
1960's while he was President
of the National Parliament,
ranking almost next to Tito.
He helped make it possible for
8,000 Jews to migrate with all
their possessions to Israel
after 1948.
There are all kinds of rela-
tions with Israel except
diplomatic. Close commercial
ties exist, non-restrictive
tourism between the two na-
tions flourishes. Yugoslav
Jews who settled in Israel are
constantly returning to visit
relatives and friends and the
traffic flows both ways.
Belgrade and Zagreb Jews are
often sent as delegates to con-
gresses and major sports
events in Israel.
With the approval of the
authorities, the Jewish com-
munity in 1985 sent teams to
participate in the 12th Mac-
cabia in Israel, and Yugoslavia
was the only country in the
Eastern and Balkan blocs to do
so. Tel Aviv and Zagreb are in-
itiating a twin-city
relationship.
Dragan Wollner, president
of the Zagreb Jewish com-
munity, voiced the hope that
diplomatic relations between
the two nations would be an-
nounced within the next year
or two as a formal expression
of the de facto recognition that
presently seems to exist.
Although Yogoslavia is a
leader of the non-aligned coun-
tries and the PLO has an office
in Belgrade, the government
exerts strict control of the
Arab students in the Universi-
ty of Belgrade. There are no
anti-Semitic manifestations,
nor would they be tolerated
were they to occur.
Jewish officials in Belgrade
point out that in 1984, when a
writer incorporated the in-
famous "Protocols of the
Elders of Zion" into a book he
was publishing, the Jewish
Federation protested to the
Supreme Court of Serbia,
which promptly prohibited
distribution of the volume. The
attitude of the press toward
Israel is somewhat mixed and
varies from one republic to
another, but it is on the whole
quite favorable. The sentiment
of the man on the street is
almost universally pro, accor-
ding to Jewish leaders.
In a theoretically classless
society, there are classes and
degrees of wealth, according
to Andreas Preger, director of
youth and education for the
federated Jewish com-
munities. He noted that Jews
are in the middle and upper
ranges of the economic scale:
doctors, dentists, professors,
engineers, administrators and
businessmen.
Many also serve in high
government positions. They
play leading roles in the
cultural, artistic and intellec-
tual life of the nation. There is
a voracious demand, he said,
for the works of foreign
authors, and the books of LB.
Singer, for example, are sold
out as soon as they appear.
A tour of the communities
Belgrade, with 1,500 Jews;
Zagreb, 1,400; Sarajevo,
1,200, and Split about 300 -
revealed that the Federation
officials in each city are wag-
ing a battle for Jewish sur-
vival. The number of Jews is
shrinking, very slowly but
steadily. There is more stabili-
ty in the large centers, but the
smaller communities are
diminishing rapidly. Zagreb
leaders reported that a census
of the Jewish population is
now under way and will be
shortly completed by the
Federation.
In Dubrovnik the "jewel of
the Adriatic," where there had
been 350 Jews in the 18th cen-
tury, only eight are left and
not even one family remains
intact. Mixed marriages are
the rule, not only here, but
everywhere. The bitter
heritage of World War II was
the scarcity of Jewish women
as mates for returning Jewish
prisoners of war. The sole
vestige of Jewish life in
Dubrovnik is the exquisite but
little-used 14th century
synagogue on "Jewish
Street."
Mixed marriages and the
secular state are major
reasons for the total lack of Or-
thodox Jews. Most Jews, ac-
cording to Preger, are non-
believers and do not attend
synagogue. It was far different
before the war, when there
were strong Sephardic and
Ashkenazic groups with firm
religious convictions. Today,
there is only one rabbi
(Sephardic) in all Yugoslavia.
He is based in Belgrade but
travels to the various com-
munities to hold services. A
significant aspect of Federa-
tion activity is its summer
camp program. The camp,
which is located on the lovely
Adriatic coast at Pirovac,
north of Split, operates from
June to September, and
receives some 400 community
members ranging in age from
6 to 80, in groups of 80 at a
time. In June and September,
the elderly take over, but the
summer months are reserved
for youngsters from 6 to 10,
and from 10 to 15.
What is of special interest, is
that the Federation also in-
vites youth from such Eastern
European countries as
Czechoslovakia, Poland,
Bulgaria and Hungary. The
latter country poses a problem
in this regard, local Jewish
leaders indicated, because the
Hungarian authorities fear
that their youth will receive
Zionist indoctrination at the
camp. Still, some young
Hungarians attend and their
visits are arranged through
private channels.
A touching moment during
this Balkan odyssey was the
visit to the only Jewish old-age
home in the country, located in
Zagreb. Set in a private park,
the handsome building con-
tains well-furnished studio
apartments and rooms,
spacious lounges, a hospital
library, and an elegant, flower-
bedecked dining room worthy
of a four-star hotel.
The 80 occupants ranging in-
to the upper 90's are well-
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together with Greeks and
Romans 2,000 years ago at the
time when Phoenician traders
and sailors flourished here,
and before even the Slavs
came six centuries later.
We're doing all we can with
Jewish activities, seminars,
summer camps, little Mac-
cabiads. Perhaps some day we
will be only a museum and not
a Jewish center at all, but if
this happens, it won't be
because we didn't try. We're
doing all we can to keep the
flame of Jewishness alive."
Still, one leaves this fascina-
tiing country strongly impress-
ed by a sturdy, attractive peo-
ple, with a hard core of Jews in
its regional centers, fighting
hard to maintain their identity
as Jews. The shining example
of their indomitable forebears
in World War II should stand
them in very good stead.
dressed, poised and
remarkably alert. The respect
and devotion accorded them,
and the all-pervasive serenity
and comfort, might well serve
as a model for similar
establishments in the United
States, where relatively few
old-age homes approach the
level encountered in Zagreb.
In October of this year, the
community is planning a three-
day celebration of its 180th an-
niversary, on the same date
when, in 1941, unknown van-
dals began the destruction of
the synagogue, and the Jews
of Zagreb were led by the Ger-
man occupiers to the concen-
tration camps.
Slavko Zvezdic, 79, a resi-
dent of the charming coastal
city of Split, and the vigorous
president of its Jewish com-
munity now numbering only 40
families, states: "There were
Jews living in my city,
Demjanjuk Remanded For
15 Days by Jerusalem Court
JERUSALEM (JTA) Accused Nazi war criminal
John Demjanjuk was remanded in custody for 15 days by a
Jerusalem court last week.
Demjanjuk, appearing before the court, again denied his
involvement in the gassing of Jews at the Treblinka con-
centration camp as he has persistently done through the
legal proceedings in the United States.
He told the court, "I just want to say I am completely the
wrong person." He said he "never was in that place"
(Treblinka) and that his being brought to Israel to stand
trial for his war time activities was "completely unfair."
Demjanjuk, a 65-year-old native of the Ukraine, denied
having been a Nazi collaborator and added that he was
himself held in a prison camp by the Nazis. He has claimed
that he was a soldier in the Soviet army and was captured
during the war.
Police Deputy Commander Alex Ish-Shalom told the
court that there was evidence provided by Treblinka sur-
vivors attesting to the accused man's crimes at Treblinka,
where Demjanjuk was known as "Ivan the Terrible" by in-
mates because of his cruel treatment of prisoners there.
Legal circles here expect Demjanjuk's interrogation, by a
team of police experts, to last for several weeks. His trial
will be held in a hall on the ground floor of the Binyanei
Haooma Convention Center in Jerusalem. The Ministry of
Justice is already planning adjacent facilities to accom-
modate the mass of local and foreign journalists expected
to cover the proceedings.
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Israeli Mayors Meet with Lewis
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The Business and Professional Women's Campaign Commit-
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Adams and Ingrid Rosenthal. met on March 3 for an evalua-
tion and celebration of this year's successful events.
Super Sunday Car Wash
Super Sunday Teen co-chairs
Roneet Weingarten and Paul
Tochner, along with several
other teen volunteers, braved
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Shlomo Ben-Lolo, mayor of Bet Shean;
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Shaul Amor, mayor of Migdal Haemek; Eli
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